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DMV 2 Go mobile office coming to Blacksburg

RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles’ five mobile customer service centers, DMV 2 Go, are traveling across Virginia to serve customers.  Each full service office provides all DMV…

Virginia Tech’s University Commencement ceremony to begin earlier in the day starting in 2014

BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech has announced that starting in 2014, the University Commencement ceremony held in Lane Stadium will begin at 9 a.m. on the last Friday of the spring…

Third drug offense brings 30 years

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Pulaski County jury and judge sent a message to repeat drug dealers Monday to expect lengthy prison sentences if they get caught. In keeping…

NRV woman donates truck to fight hunger

NRV woman donates truck to fight hunger

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Linda F. Smith of Blacksburg donated a new Kenworth truck and 53 foot refrigerated utility trailer to the Food Bank, an affiliate member of Feeding…

Dublin man guilty of sexual battery

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A 36-year-old Dublin man charged with felony aggravated sexual battery was found guilty of a reduced charge of misdemeanor sexual battery under a plea agreement…

Pound to marshal Dublin Christmas parade

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Retired long-time Dublin Elementary School principal Dr. Winsdon Pound will serve as grand marshal of the town of Dublin’s 2013 Christmas parade. Dublin Town Council…

VASS push for SOL and school accreditation makeover

 ANGIE M. AUSTIN  Special to The SWT RICHMOND – State lawmakers received resolutions recently passed by 28 school divisions to update the present Virginia public education accountability system. The school…

Cheek sentencing moves into second day

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   ROANOKE – A sentencing hearing for former Dublin doctor Linda Sue Cheek is continuing this morning in U.S. District Court in Roanoke. The hearing got…

Burruss Auditorium will fill with sounds of eighth annual Band-A-Rama Benefit Spectacular

BLACKSBURG – Friday, Oct. 25, Burruss Auditorium will come alive with the sights and sounds of the eighth annual Band-A-Rama Benefit Spectacular, a musical extravaganza that delights young and old…

Dublin recognizes Hawley for ‘superb job’

Dublin recognizes Hawley for ‘superb job’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   The town of Dublin recognized retiring Pulaski Town Manager John Hawley Thursday night for what Mayor Benny Skeens called “a superb job.” “In my opinion…