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Former White House press secretary Jim Brady dies

WASHINGTON (AP) — James Brady, the affable, witty press secretary who survived a devastating head wound in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan and undertook a personal crusade…

Red Sun Farms plants first tomato vines

Red Sun Farms plants first tomato vines

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   In a massive greenhouse facility located off Route 100 in Dublin, the roots are anchoring into the soil and the vines are growing upward for…

Second child in wreck released from hospital

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A two-year-old child injured in a July 25 wreck that killed her sister has been released from the hospital, according to authorities. Both children received life-threatening…

Vehicle burglaries and theft investigated

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several vehicle burglaries and one vehicle theft in the area of Highland Park and Oakwood subdivisions in Dublin early…

Bright future on the horizon for local teen

Bright future on the horizon for local teen

  By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com Garrett Dalton, a rising ninth grader at Pulaski County High School, spent last weekend doing something a little unconventional — he competed and was a…

Local minister reminds citizens services are free

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com   The Rev. Randy Jarrells, minister of the Wytheville Cowboy Church, came by The Southwest Times to assure the public that services provided by his church…

Keep identities safe when heading to college

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com With college students accounting for almost a quarter of reported identity theft victims, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) urges parents to teach college-bound children how to…

CAD instructor helps students ‘keep it real’

CAD instructor helps students ‘keep it real’

By AMANDA ALLEN NRCC Public Relations When it comes to assigning student projects, New River Community College CAD instructor Jeff Levy prides himself on “keeping it real.” He pairs teams…

Host families needed for exchange students

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A nonprofit student exchange program is seeking families in the Pulaski area to host students from around the world during the upcoming school year. Families interested…

August named Virginia Craft Beer Month

By JENNIFER WADE jennifer@southwesttimes.com   With more than 82 breweries in Virginia, and the numbers increasing every year, Virginia has become a magnet for the craft beer industry. To celebrate…