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Judge orders Armstrong to answer doping questions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge is pushing Lance Armstrong closer to his first sworn testimony on details of his performance-enhancing drug use, ordering the cyclist to answer questions…

McDonald’s exploring changes to Dollar Menu

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s Corp. says it’s exploring changes to its Dollar Menu to include items that cost more than a buck. The world’s biggest hamburger chain says it’s…

Tickets still available for Oak Ridge Boys concerts

Tickets are still available for the Oak Ridge Boys concerts to be held at New River Community College’s Dublin campus Saturday, Sept. 14. The Grammy-award-winning country band will perform two…

From fallow fields to forests

Submitted by Rhonda Prillaman Mapping and outreach specialist Virginia Department of Forestry Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF), in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture, has launched its Open…

Dairy barn will be used for food bank, community center

Dairy barn will be used for food bank, community center

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski County has given a couple the go ahead needed to convert a dairy barn into a food bank and community center. The 40-foot by…

SWVA residents see widespread decline of hemlocks

Submitted by Dennis Anderson Senior Area Forester Virginia Department of Forestry   Hemlock trees are an important component of the forests in southwest Virginia, but they are under attack by…

County considering tall grass ordinance

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Due to the number of tall grass complaints Pulaski County has been receiving, the board of supervisors is considering implementing an ordinance to control unsightly…

County preparing 2014 legislative list

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com With another session of Virginia General Assembly drawing ever closer, Pulaski County Board of Supervisors has started developing a list of legislation it would like to…

Christmas Store plans intake, silent auction

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   For those who know how to find it, there’s an old building in Pulaski County that conceals a secret. It has no air conditioning and…

No place to call home: Fought for our country, struggling to survive

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com Some may have noticed the billboards in town with the number 1-877-4AID-VET posted. This number is a hotline for homeless veterans. Homeless and at-risk veterans are…