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Senate OKs mammogram notification bill

By KRISTEN SMITH Capital News Service RICHMOND – The Senate Monday unanimously joined the House in passing a bill that requires women to be notified of dense breast tissue in…

Free tax assistance offered again

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski County residents can once again receive free tax assistance from IRS-trained volunteers by simply making an appointment. Volunteers will be available to meet with county…

NRCC offering free employment workshops

Searching for a job in today’s dynamic market can be difficult. To help job seekers compete, New River Community College’s career advisors are offering free employment workshops in February and…

Metal recycling facility officially closed

Metal recycling facility officially closed

  By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com The former Cycle Systems Inc. metal recycling facility on First Street in Pulaski is officially closed. A woman who answered the phone there Tuesday, but who…

Governor urges Democrats to OK roads bill

By WHITNEY SPICER Capital News Service RICHMOND – Three days after Senate Democrats derailed his transportation funding plan, Gov. Bob McDonnell urged two key Democratic senators to support the House…

Trial begins for Dublin doctor

Trial begins for Dublin doctor

  By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com ROANOKE – Trial got underway in U.S. District Court in Roanoke this week for a doctor accused of illegally distributing controlled substances out of her…

Rush, Yost support ‘Tebow bill’

By PAIGE BAXTER Capital News Service RICHMOND – Home-schooled students in Virginia could participate in public school sports under the so-called “Tebow bill” that has been passed by the House…

Regional Scholastic Art Award winners announced

Regional Scholastic Art Award winners announced

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com The Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley (FACNRV), as sponsors of the Southwest Virginia Region Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, proudly announced the winners…

NRCC launches free mobile campus app

New River Community College Information Technology officials have announced the launch of NRCC Mobile, a free mobile campus application that brings college life to popular smartphones and mobile devices. NRCC…

Men charged in Montgomery burglaries

Men charged in Montgomery burglaries

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com MONTGOMERY COUNTY – Two men have been arrested in connection with “multiple” burglaries in Montgomery County. According to a press release from Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office…