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State gets more legal bills for guv’s defense

RICHMOND (AP) — Virginia taxpayers’ share of legal bills for Gov. Bob McDonnell’s representation in a case involving theft charges against the former chef at Virginia’s Executive Mansion and other…

‘VT Spirit’ daylily in ‘fairly high demand’

‘VT Spirit’ daylily in ‘fairly high demand’

BLACKSBURG – The maroon and orange Virginia Tech Spirit Daylily is now available at garden centers across Virginia. The specialty daylily is the first new plant introduced by Virginia’s Beautiful…

Hop a train to see the fall colors

Hop a train to see the fall colors

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   If you’d like to see fall colors from a unique perspective, hop aboard the “Virginia Autumn Special” or “Blue Ridge Special” in October and take…

Hanks named new PCHS assistant principal pending board approval

Hanks named new PCHS assistant principal pending board approval

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Mark Hanks, Pulaski County High School athletic director and basketball coach, will be PCHS’s new assistant principal, pending the school board’s final approval at the…

Both sides requested to continue Harrell case

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   The defense and prosecution jointly requested the last continuance in the embezzlement case of former Pulaski County High School cheerleading coach Angelia Paige Harrell. According…

Update on Alexis Murphy investigation: Cell phone found

Update on Alexis Murphy investigation: Cell phone found

RICHMOND—Nelson County teen Alexis Tiara Murphy’s disappearance on Aug. 3, 2013 spawned a multi-agency law enforcement effort to investigate the circumstances surrounding her disappearance. Through community support and the media’s…

State Board of Elections seeking officers of election

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com Individuals looking to serve as officers of election in November’s General Election may now volunteer for that process online. According to a State Board of Elections…

SCC Bureau of Insurance reminds Virginians to review property coverage before hurricanes, other disasters

RICHMOND–The midpoint of the Atlantic hurricane season is Sept. 1. With three months to go, the Virginia State Corporation Commission’s (SCC) Bureau of Insurance reminds Virginians to act now to…

Man dies in Lee County wreck

LEE COUNTY – A Tennessee man was killed Monday evening when he was thrown from his car in a single-vehicle wreck in Lee County. Virginia State Police said Jeffery A.…

Ohio man who held 3 women captive found hanged

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The man serving a life prison term for kidnapping three women and repeatedly raping them in his home for nearly a decade has been found dead…