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Man guilty of making false statement to buy gun

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Christiansburg man will serve seven months in jail for providing false information when he attempted to purchase a gun in January. Ricardo Rupert Reid…

PCPS and Boostup.org provide tips to keep kids in school

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com   Local Boostup.org billboards have sparked curiosity as to our local graduation and dropout rates. The statistics on the website show that Virginia has an 18…

Judge imposes jury’s sentence in robbery

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Pulaski County judge Friday imposed a jury-recommended eight-year sentence in the case of a North Carolina man convicted of robbing the Fairlawn Radio Shack…

Dublin firm hired to help fix sewer pipe

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Meade Contracting has been hired by the town of Pulaski to help repair a sewer line that failed in the Dora Highway area earlier this…

Stabbing suspect no stranger to court

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   The Pulaski man arrested in connection with a Thursday night stabbing already has one conviction of unlawful wounding, according to court records. A judicial system…

Former aquatics director enters pleas

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A man who served as the aquatics director at Hensel Eckman YMCA in the late 1970s admitted Friday evidence is sufficient to convict him of…

Pulaski County RSVP honors volunteers

Pulaski County RSVP honors volunteers

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) hosted “Sundaes on Wednesdays” from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, July 17,  to honor volunteers for their services. According…

Deans retire from NRCC after 25 years

Deans retire from NRCC after 25 years

New River Community College recently said farewell to two longtime employees. Both Carol Hurst, dean of the division of arts and sciences, and Dan Lookadoo, dean of the division of…

SW Virginia loses only international port of entry

DUBLIN (AP) — Southwest Virginia officials say a federal move to cut the only customs agent position at an area airport will handicap the region because it can no longer…

Java Brothers brew up good music

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   A lot of good music was born in the hills and hollows of Appalachia, but not all bands that play it have such earthy origins.…