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GOP sweeps Virginia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Independents who swept Barack Obama to a historic 2008 victory broke big for Republicans on Tuesday as the GOP wrested political control from Democrats in Virginia and…

Pulaski vote reflects state trend

Republican candidates swept the ticket in Pulaski County and much of Virginia in Tuesday’s general election, returning a Republican to the governor’s office for the first time in eight years.…

Governor’s school approves two items

The Governing Board of Southwest Virginia Governor’s School Tuesday unanimously approved a math summer camp and policy on premature school withdrawals. SWVGS Director Rebecca Phillips suggested that the school needs…

Competitiveness Center loses bank backing

Attempts to refinance the debts of the New River Valley Competitiveness Center’s parent company are still in the works, but a Pulaski bank declined to fund the effort, Pulaski Town…

Some strange items bubble up from area sewers

Staff at the regional wastewater treatment plant say they recently had an “eye-opening experience” when they found out what was being pumped into the facility along with sewage from septic…

Wreck leaves four injured

Four people were injured Saturday in a two-vehicle wreck on Bagging Plant Road in Dublin. According to Virginia State Police, Roy Lunsford Jr., 20, of Dublin was northbound on Bagging…

Voting slow in Pulaski County

Two hours after polls opened, only 7 percent or 1,402 of Pulaski County’s 21,141 registered voters had cast ballots in Tuesday’s general election. Registrar Kathy Webb said the highest turnout…

Police work leads from robberies

Pulaski County officials were able to obtain some evidence from the scenes of two armed robberies at Fairlawn restaurants Friday night. Pulaski County Sheriff Jim Davis said officers are still…

Pizza shop owner nominated for business award

Sherry VanDyke said she really doesn’t know who nominated her as a leading minority business owner for this region of the country. The nomination process for the prestigious award is…

Some strange items bubble up from area sewers

Staff at the regional wastewater treatment plant say they recently had an “eye-opening experience” when they found out what was being pumped into the facility along with sewage from septic…