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VDH offers tips for safe spring cleaning

After a long winter for the New River Valley, the weather appears to have finally turned toward spring, bringing with it the rite of “spring cleaning” where we turn our…

Defendant, family members apologize to victim’s family

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   “I should be celebrating his birthday, but instead I’m up here defending him because some (expletive) decided to kill him,” the brother of Stephen Harrison…

Ten years given for second-degree murder

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A jury deliberated for a little more than an hour Thursday before convicting a Pulaski County man of second-degree murder and acquitting him of arson…

Ryan Pelton returning to Pulaski

Ryan Pelton returning to Pulaski

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   Ryan Pelton, a.k.a. Blake Rayne, will play in Pulaski again this summer, performing the music-driven concert story of his career titled “Pieces of My Life.”…

Wythe woman killed in wreck

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   SMYTH COUNTY — A Wythe County woman was killed Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash on Route 11 in Smyth County. Virginia State Police spokeswoman…

Baseball boosters holding fundraiser

Pulaski County High School Baseball Boosters will hold a pancake breakfast fundraiser Saturday at Dublin United Methodist Church. PCHS baseball players will be serving the full pancake breakfasts from 8…

Arnold admitted presence during murder

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   A Pulaski County man told police he was present when a co-defendant committed a murder in Parrott in 2012, but it will be up to…

Health investigators reveal mystery illness in Snowville

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com The illness that hospitalized the Simpkins family in Snowville last week, and killed two of their members, has been identified by health officials, although it was…

NRCC preparing for 45th commencement

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com More than 300 students will graduate Thursday, May 15, as New River Community College holds its 45th annual commencement exercises. The Rev. Andrew Taylor-Troutman, pastor of…

Pulaski woman victim of fatal car crash

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@southwesttimes.com On April 30, 2014 around noon officers from Pulaski Police Department were called to the intersection of Route 99 and McFall Hollow Road in the Town…