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State Bar suspends jailed attorney’s license

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   BLACKSBURG – The Virginia State Bar has suspended the law license of a Blacksburg attorney jailed and awaiting trial on drugs charges. The State Bar…

Two charged in Christiansburg meth lab

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   CHRISTIANSBURG – Two Christiansburg residents have been arrested in connection with an apparent methamphetamine lab found during a search conducted Dec. 27. According to Christiansburg…

Yost legislation aims to reform mental health system

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Delegate Joseph Yost (R-12th District), who was named 2013 Legislator of the Year by the Psychiatric Society of Virginia, has introduced three pieces of legislation…

County to pass on coyote bounty

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski County Board of Supervisors decided to pass on implementation of coyote bounties after learning such programs are “ineffective” in controlling the animals. According to…

Lake groups gearing up for ‘Christmas for the Fishes’

Lake groups gearing up for ‘Christmas for the Fishes’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Now that you’ve enjoyed your live Christmas tree for a couple of weeks, it’s time to take it down and let Claytor Lake’s fish population…

Habitual offender to serve full sentence

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Dublin man whose probation on a 2009 habitual offender conviction was revoked for a third time will end up serving the full sentence imposed…

‘Happy Neuter Year’ campaign kicking off

Owners of unaltered male dogs and cats are invited by Mountain View Humane to have a “Happy Neuter Year” during the month of January. The nonprofit Christiansburg spay and neuter…

Leesburg man guilty of third DUI

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Leesburg man’s driving privileges have been suspended indefinitely for being convicted of a third offense of intoxicated driving within 10 years. Under a plea…

Marion woman killed in Smyth wreck

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   SMYTH COUNTY – A 40-year-old Marion woman died early morning two-vehicle crash on Route 11 in Smyth County Friday. Sandra D. Griffin was northbound in…

Arbor Day Foundation celebrates new year with free trees

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com Virginia residents can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2014. According to…