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Legislation restricting fox pens awaits governor’s signature

By JESSI GOWER Capital News Service   RICHMOND – Anyone erecting or maintaining an enclosure for the purpose of pursuing, hunting or killing fox or coyote with dogs will face…

Chamber Board, corporate roundtable receive report on skills gap analysis study

Marty Holliday of the New River-Mount Rogers Workforce Investment Area Consortium (WIB) and Whitney Bonham and Patrick O’Brien of the Virginia Tech Office of Economic Development (OED) presented a program…

General Assembly Braking on DUI Legislation

By JESSI GOWER Capital News Service   RICHMOND –Virginia passed landmark DUI legislation in 2012, requiring anyone convicted of a DUI in the commonwealth –whether it’s a first or 31st…

New food safety training classes available

Virginia Cooperative Extension and New River Valley Health District will be teaching the “Serve Safe Foods” course. The course is designed for persons to learn basic safe food handling procedures…

PCPC seeking volunteers for Rx take-back and after-prom events

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski Community Partners Coalition (PCPC) is seeking volunteers to work an Rx Take Back and an After Prom Coffee and Waffle House event. The Rx…

Neuroscientist investigates how brain repairs itself after a stroke

Neuroscientist investigates how brain repairs itself after a stroke

By MICHAEL SUTPHIN Virginia Tech News BLACKSBURG – A neuroscientist at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech says she hopes that a better understanding of how…

Jones steps down as Cougar football head coach

By DAVID GRAVELY SWT Sports Editor   As the whirlwind of changes continue in the Pulaski County coaching scene, The Southwest Times was made aware this morning that Todd Jones…

Local church to hold workshop on prisoner re-entry

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Fieldstone United Methodist Church in Christiansburg will host a workshop on prisoner re-entry on Tuesday, April 8 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. According to Mary…

Dublin town council discusses mental health law, honors employees

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Thursday night’s Dublin town council meeting started out with a report from Dublin Police Chief Dennis Lambert, in which he discussed a change in hours…

Meth lab busted in Elliston

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   A man has been arrested following a meth lab bust in the Elliston area of Montgomery County. According to a news release from Deputy Mark…