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Police investigating assault

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski police were called to a home on Pepper’s Ferry Road this morning in response to an assault. According to radio traffic, a seriously injured…

Probe locates juveniles exploited in sex trade

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   MONTGOMERY COUNTY – An ongoing investigation into Internet prostitution rings led authorities to two juveniles police say were “being utilized in the underground sex trade.”…

Pulaskian 2nd in state shooting championship

Pulaskian 2nd in state shooting championship

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   MEADOWS OF DAN – Barry Moore Jr. of Pulaski was the runner-up in the Virginia sporting clays championship held last weekend at Primland resort at…

YMCA’s “We Need Each Other” campaign calls for volunteers

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   “As late as two years ago, there was a lot of people writing our obituary. But we’re here. And we’re here to serve Pulaski,” said…

Concern voiced over Newbern truck traffic

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   When heavy trucks pass through Newbern, they not only pose a safety risk, but also shake Wilderness Road Regional Museum so much it causes damage.…

McAuliffe attacks Cuccinelli on family law issues

ARLINGTON  (AP) — Democrat Terry McAuliffe has used a forum on energy to attack his Republican rival for Virginia governor’s positions on family law and other social issues. McAuliffe held…

NASA conducts helicopter crash test at Langley

HAMPTON  (AP) — NASA engineers used a former Marine helicopter on Wednesday to conduct what they say is one of the most ambitious aircraft crash experiments they’ve ever attempted at…

AAA projects increase in Labor Day travel in Va

RICHMOND (AP) — More Virginians are expected to travel this Labor Day weekend, reaching a new post-recession high for the state. AAA Mid-Atlantic says that the number of people taking…

College savings increase 13 percent in Va

RICHMOND (AP) — Virginia families are saving more for their children’s college education. Officials with the Virginia529 College Savings Plan say about $479 million was invested during fiscal year 2013…

Galax has top jobless rate in July

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Layoffs in construction, the wholesale trade and manufacturing pushed Galax’s jobless rate to the highest in Virginia in July, topping Martinsville, which has long-held the ranking…