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Malaysia: Missing flight crashed in Indian Ocean

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The missing Malaysia Airlines plane crashed into a remote corner of the Indian Ocean, the nation’s prime minister said Monday night, citing a new analysis…

New program could help mend County’s prescription drug problem

New program could help mend County’s prescription drug problem

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski County could be next on the list for a North Carolina based program to combat deaths related to prescription drugs. That program is Project…

FAC celebrates Youth Art Month

FAC celebrates Youth Art Month

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com    The Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley is currently celebrating Youth Art Month, something they do every year for the entire month of…

Medicaid applications stalled due to Healthcare.gov issue

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   According to a report from WSLS on Wednesday, March 19, a large backlog in Virginia Medicaid applications being received caused an issue with Healthcare.gov. An…

Legislation restricting fox pens awaits governor’s signature

By JESSI GOWER Capital News Service   RICHMOND – Anyone erecting or maintaining an enclosure for the purpose of pursuing, hunting or killing fox or coyote with dogs will face…

Chamber Board, corporate roundtable receive report on skills gap analysis study

Marty Holliday of the New River-Mount Rogers Workforce Investment Area Consortium (WIB) and Whitney Bonham and Patrick O’Brien of the Virginia Tech Office of Economic Development (OED) presented a program…

General Assembly Braking on DUI Legislation

By JESSI GOWER Capital News Service   RICHMOND –Virginia passed landmark DUI legislation in 2012, requiring anyone convicted of a DUI in the commonwealth –whether it’s a first or 31st…

New food safety training classes available

Virginia Cooperative Extension and New River Valley Health District will be teaching the “Serve Safe Foods” course. The course is designed for persons to learn basic safe food handling procedures…

PCPC seeking volunteers for Rx take-back and after-prom events

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski Community Partners Coalition (PCPC) is seeking volunteers to work an Rx Take Back and an After Prom Coffee and Waffle House event. The Rx…

Neuroscientist investigates how brain repairs itself after a stroke

Neuroscientist investigates how brain repairs itself after a stroke

By MICHAEL SUTPHIN Virginia Tech News BLACKSBURG – A neuroscientist at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech says she hopes that a better understanding of how…