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NRCC to offer Certified Medical Office Manager training

The healthcare field is one that requires constant training. The Office of Workforce Development at New River Community College is responding to that need by offering Certified Medical Office Manager…

NRCC schedules fall Sharper Skills seminars

New River Community College’s “Sharper Skills Seminars” for business will continue this fall with several workshops scheduled for October. Topics will include Microsoft Office Specialist Certification, Microsoft Office 2013, team…

Wilderness Road museum hosting special program

Wilderness Road museum hosting special program

Wilderness Road Regional Museum will host a program highlighting the work of folk artist Lewis Miller Saturday, Sept. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the museum. Doug Martin will present “Local…

Town Council further discusses business development

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   At Tuesday night’s town council meeting, Economic Developer John White came forward to continue the discussion of how best to foster business development in Pulaski,…

Police capture man after double foot pursuits

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski police captured a man being sought on multiple warrants Tuesday, but not before chasing him on foot twice. Pulaski Police Officer Megan Jennings said…

Coal’s future darkens around the world

NEW YORK (AP) — The future of coal is getting darker. Economic forces, pollution concerns and competition from cleaner fuels are slowly nudging nations around the globe away from the…

Va Tech, Roanoke TV station to host October debate

RICHMOND (AP) — Virginia will have a third debate between its gubernatorial candidates after all. Officials at Virginia Tech and Roanoke’s WDBJ-TV said Wednesday that they will jointly be hosts…

Investigators review erratic behavior of DC gunman

WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators have been focusing on the erratic behavior of a former Navy reservist who law enforcement officials say was grappling with paranoia and had reported hearing voices…

Wal-Mart to open 2 DC hiring centers after dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wal-Mart is opening two hiring centers in Washington just days after the D.C. Council failed to override a veto of an effort to require other large retailers…

McAuliffe says he knew nothing of NVTC pressuring

RICHMOND  (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe says he knew nothing about allies to his Democratic gubernatorial campaign pressuring members of an influential northern Virginia high-tech business group last…