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Sen. Warner applauds House passage of data act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) released the following statement today applauding House passage of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA): “Transparency is critical to our democracy…

Wythe County fire 68 percent contained

According to a USDA Forest Service news release sent out Tuesday morning, the landfill fire on the north slope of Wythe County’s Horse Heaven Mountain is 68 percent contained. Smoke…

Virginia coal fields environmental restoration project builds on its past with an eye to the future

BLACKSBURG – When the seeds of the Powell River Project were planted more than 30 years ago, there was scant science on how to best restore lands disturbed by coal…

Meet McAuliffe’s finance co-chairs and senior staff for inaugural committee

RICHMOND – Virginia Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe announced his Finance Co-chairs and senior staff for the Terry McAuliffe Inaugural Committee Tuesday. “I am excited to announce the finance co-chairs and senior…

NRCC offers training in multiple languages

Learning another language is a personal goal for many. For others, language training is an on-the-job necessity. When the need to learn another language arises, New River Community College’s World…

Virginia hunters needed for chronic wasting disease surveillance and management

RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries would like to ask for your continued support in our surveillance and management of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Chronic wasting…

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…