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‘Happy Neuter Year’ campaign kicking off

Owners of unaltered male dogs and cats are invited by Mountain View Humane to have a “Happy Neuter Year” during the month of January. The nonprofit Christiansburg spay and neuter…

Leesburg man guilty of third DUI

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Leesburg man’s driving privileges have been suspended indefinitely for being convicted of a third offense of intoxicated driving within 10 years. Under a plea…

Marion woman killed in Smyth wreck

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   SMYTH COUNTY – A 40-year-old Marion woman died early morning two-vehicle crash on Route 11 in Smyth County Friday. Sandra D. Griffin was northbound in…

Arbor Day Foundation celebrates new year with free trees

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com Virginia residents can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2014. According to…

Environmental concern returns NRCC alumnus to classroom

Environmental concern returns NRCC alumnus to classroom

By AMANDA ALLEN NRCC public relations   What makes a successful business owner drop everything and decide to further his education? In New River Community College alumnus Jeremy Withers’ case,…

War on Christmas: Real or imagined?

  By JAMES PEELE Special to The SWT   If one watches Fox News or listens to talk radio, they will hear news stories and opinions about the “War on…

Redefining Remission: Lauren Herrity’s Story

Redefining Remission: Lauren Herrity’s Story

  Redefining Remission: Lauren Herrity’s Story SASHA ROCKE Special to The SWT Editor’s note: This article was submitted for publication by a Virginia Tech communications student. In June 2007, Lauren…

Judge rejects defense in probation case; imposes 8-year sentence

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A judge didn’t buy a probationer’s claim he would have thought harder before violating probation in another jurisdiction had he known he was still subject…

Amended robbery charge not prosecuted

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A robbery charge amended to grand larceny in October will not be prosecuted. Fabian Garcia, 22, of Dublin was charged with robbery in connection with an…

Inpatient treatment ordered for incompetent defendant

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Inpatient psychiatric treatment has been ordered for a 66-year-old Pulaski man deemed in September to be incompetent to stand trial. Chris Tuck, attorney for David…