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Daycare death lawsuit filed

The family of Darin Conner, a 6-year -old boy who died in May at Busy B’s Day Care Center in Dublin, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the center’s…

Caterpillar closing Pulaski plant

Caterpillar closing Pulaski plant

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Despite town and county efforts to keep Caterpillar Inc. from moving its local production to Pennsylvania, it appears the company will close its Bob White…

Possible SWVGS course expansion causes dissent

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Southwest Virginia Governor’s School (SWVGS) Director Rebecca Phillips, who also teaches biology there, proposed expanding the school’s curriculum at Thursday night’s Pulaski County School Board…

Squirrel damages power transformer

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A squirrel damaged a transformer in the vicinity of Memorial Square shopping center Monday morning, causing a partial power outage and sparking concern that something…

DHS grads nearing goal to endow NRCC scholarship

Dublin High School graduates are less than $5,000 from endowing a scholarship at New River Community College in the name of Dublin High School Alumni. Over the past 12 months…

PRSA reputation-building webinar registration open

The Public Relations Society of America’s Blue Ridge chapter will offer a webinar entitled “Building Your Reputation Task Force: Empowering Employees Onsite and Online” on Thursday, Nov 21 from 12:30…

Liberty U student killed by campus police officer

LYNCHBURG  (AP) — Liberty University is operating as normal after officials say a campus police officer shot and killed a student at an off-campus dormitory. The Lynchburg school said the…

Va. senator stabbed; son found dead in home

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) — Virginia state Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, the Democrats’ gubernatorial nominee four years ago, was stabbed Tuesday in his head and chest at his home, and his son…

Va. senator in hospital after assault

Va. senator in hospital after assault CHARLOTTESVILLE  (AP) — A state senator and former gubernatorial candidate was critically injured Tuesday after being assaulted at his Virginia home, and another person…

Woman gets chance to defeat addiction

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Pulaski County judge Thursday all but challenged a woman to complete drug treatment and overcome her addiction to pain medications. Circuit Court Judge Marcus…