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Huber: Tax increase may be needed

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski County’s administrator says a tax increase may be needed if the county is to overcome a projected $14.8 million shortfall in its 2013-14 budget. With…

N.C. man charged in cigarette scam

N.C. man charged in cigarette scam

          By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   WYTHE COUNTY – A North Carolina man has been charged in connection with a cigarette scam Virginia State Police say…

‘It’s All Write’ Short Story Contest

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com Budding Bierces, nascent Nabokovs, struggling Shakespeares: now is the time to make your voices heard. Submissions are still being accepted for Pulaski County Library System’s short…

Motorist who hit, killed trooper found guilty of reckless driving

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com HANOVER COUNTY – A Doswell woman who struck Dublin State Trooper Andrew Fox as he was directing traffic in Hanover County in October was convicted Thursday of…

DNA used in animal cruelty case

DNA used in animal cruelty case

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com It’s no longer uncommon to see human DNA used in criminal cases, but animal DNA is being used as evidence in a case pending in Pulaski…

New charges filed in Parrott murder

New charges filed in Parrott murder

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Additional charges have been filed against two men being held in connection with a September murder in Parrott. According to court records, Roland Keith Wilson Jr.,…

IDA buying Jefferson Yarns ‘Hill Plant’

IDA buying Jefferson Yarns ‘Hill Plant’

Will lease to Blue Bird Resins, enabling recycler to expand, add jobs By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski County Board of Supervisors Monday night authorized the transfer of $475,000 to the…

VDOT warns of icy conditions possible Tuesday morning

SALEM – With freezing rain forecasted to begin early Tuesday morning, drivers should be prepared for the possibility of slick roads in some areas of the Salem District. Drivers are…

Wilderness Road Museum undergoing renovations

Wilderness Road Museum undergoing renovations

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com If you’d like to visit Wilderness Road Regional Museum in Historic Newbern, you’ll need to wait until mid-March; but when you go you’ll find new displays…

Plans for community garden growing in Dublin

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com Reserve your plot and grab your gloves and spade. Plans to bring a community garden to Dublin have been developing over a year now and are…