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Area residents named to Dean’s List at Virginia Tech



BLACKSBURG – The following students enrolled at Virginia Tech were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must attempt at…

DASH Transportation of Wytheville named Gatorade ‘Carrier of the Year’

DASH Transportation of Wytheville named Gatorade ‘Carrier of the Year’

The award for “Carrier of the Year” was given to DASH Transportation President and CEO David Perkins. David Kause, regional transportation manager for Blue Ridge Gatorade, presented Perkins with the…

Tunnel fire stops traffic near W.Va., Va. border

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A fire inside the East River Tunnel near West Virginia’s border with Virginia has stopped traffic on Interstate 77. West Virginia Turnpike State Police dispatcher D.L.…

PSA not issuing new garbage pickup charges

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   This past week, many property owners in Pulaski County received a letter in the mail from the Public Service Authority (PSA) informing them of a…

Police: ‘winning’ may mean losing cash

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski Police Department warns area senior citizens to be cautious of telephone calls claiming they have won the lottery, a sweepstakes or a new car. A…

2014 Farm Bill update to be held in Wytheville

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com WYTHEVILLE — Wythe County is among five locations chosen for meetings that will update producers on the 2014 Farm Bill. The Wythe County meeting will be…

Farmers have opportunity to be among Faces of Farming

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. — The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance is seeking standout farmer and rancher spokespersons for the second year of its Faces of Farming & Ranching program. Ideal candidates…

North Carolina & Virginia to host joint yard sale this weekend

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   WYTHEVILLE – This weekend, residents living along a 70-mile stretch of highway in western North Carolina and Virginia will be given a unique opportunity to…

RU nursing professor honored by interdisciplinary organization on aging

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) named Radford University’s Virginia Burggraf to a 2014 Fellow earlier this week. Burggraf joins 61 other professionals named “exemplary”…

NRCC shooter receives 38 years

CHRISTIANSBURG – Neil MacInnis, the man charged with shooting two women at the New River Community College mall site in Christiansburg last year, was sentenced today to a total of…