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Montgomery suspects ‘tentatively’ identified

MONTGOMERY COUNTY ­— Authorities say they have “tentatively” identified two men being sought in relation to a credit card fraud investigation. Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Brian Wright said no…

Hokie baseball players visit Riverlawn Elementary

Hokie baseball players visit Riverlawn Elementary

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Several players from Virginia Tech’s baseball team visited students Monday at Riverlawn Elementary in Fairlawn. Their visit was the fourth event of the Hokie baseball…

Obama calls for dismantling IS ‘network of death’

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Declaring the world at a crossroads between war and peace, President Barack Obama vowed at the U.N. on Wednesday to lead a coalition to dismantle an…

Suspect charged in case of missing UVa student

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The man authorities believe was the last person seen with a University of Virginia student before she disappeared has been charged with abduction, police said Tuesday…

Museum earns VML Achievement Award

Museum earns VML Achievement Award

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com It was years in the making and received a push with the train station fire. Now, Raymond F. Ratcliffe Memorial Transportation Museum has earned Pulaski an…

Curriculum administrator sheds light on accreditation ratings

State standardized test scores for Pulaski County schools have improved in recent years. And despite an overall math average that surpassed last year’s state scores, county math teachers have initiated…

Extension cord started fire

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com An extension cord sparked the early-morning fire that gutted a house Friday at 4956 Old Robinson Tract Road. Pulaski Fire Marshal Todd Garwood said his investigation…

Woman uninjured in single-vehicle crash

Woman uninjured in single-vehicle crash

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Pearisburg woman escaped injury Monday when her vehicle went out of control on Route 100 and overturned. Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Jeff Saunders…

County’s war prisoners and missing soldiers honored

County’s war prisoners and missing soldiers honored

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com “The VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) is dedicated to seeing that all soldiers are accounted for,” Robin Sherwood, senior vice commander of local VFW Post 1184,…

Help sought identifying men

Help sought identifying men

Surveillance photos Montgomery County authorities are seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating two men (left) in relation to a credit card fraud investigation. The men’s vehicle and a…