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Judge denies probation changes

Judge denies probation changes

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com     A Dublin man convicted of rape and multiple charges of abduction in 1996 hoped to have terms of his probation altered Monday, but a…

Florida man accused of raping child among indicted

Florida man accused of raping child among indicted

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A 49-year-old Florida man charged with raping and sexually abusing a child under the age of 13 is among indictments handed down by a Pulaski County…

Yost representing NRV at Smart Beginnings kickoff

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   CHARLOTTESVILLE – Delegate Joseph Yost (R-Virginia’s 12th District) is among three area leaders chosen to represent the New River Valley at the inaugural Smart Beginnings…

Save money on back to school tax holiday

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Virginia’s annual back to school sales tax holiday will be from Aug. 2 to 4 this year. As in years before, certain school supplies, clothing…

Phillips promoted to senior officer

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) has promoted Troy Phillips, a conservation police officer serving Pulaski County, to the rank of senior officer. A native of Radford, Phillips…

NRCC’s practical nursing program graduates 16

Sixteen New River Community College students have completed requirements for the three-semester practical nursing program at the college. They received certificates and participated in a pinning ceremony Friday, July 26.…

Police: fight led to shooting

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com     CHRISTIANSBURG – Authorities say retaliation for a fight Saturday evening was the motive behind the shooting of a man in Christiansburg Sunday. The 29-year-old…

Blood drive planned in Dublin Wednesday

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   The Virginia State Police office in Dublin is teaming up with Virginia Blood Services, Tuck Chiropractic Clinic and LewisGale Hospital Pulaski to hold a blood…

Blasting scheduled on I-81 this week in Montgomery County

SALEM – In order to reconstruct an unstable slope on southbound Interstate 81 near mile marker 124 in Montgomery County, periodic blasting is scheduled to begin this week. This area…

Governor McDonnell announces adoption initiative

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   “Welcoming children into our hearts and homes is one of the best examples of Virginia’s hallmark generosity and kindness,” said Gov. Bob McDonnell as he…