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YMCA meets goal to receive matching funds

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Hensel Eckman YMCA has $50,000 more in its coffers as the result of meeting a December goal to raise half that much. YMCA executive director Allison…

Panel rejects bill to expand hate crimes law

By Benjamin May Capital News Service   RICHMOND – A Senate committee on Wednesday defeated a bill to include sexual orientation and gender identification in the state’s definition of hate…

Trash collected from New River in Giles County to become art

PEARISBURG (AP) — Volunteers have removed tons of trash from the New River in Giles County over the years. Soon, some of that trash will be reborn as art. Volunteers…

Grand jury finds shooting was self-defense

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A grand jury Monday declined to indict a Pulaski woman for fatally shooting 29-year-old Alfred E. Copeland II at his Newbern Road residence in December. Pulaski…

Dublin can’t loosen its belt yet

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com When Dublin Town Council meets Thursday night, Town Manager Bill Parker says he won’t be able to give them a very good forecast for 2015. Parker…

Man recalls ‘Christmas miracle’ in Dublin

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com It’s never pleasant to break down while traveling, but if you have to do so, one family suggests you do it in Dublin. Dublin Town Manager…

Governor outlines ‘opportunity’ agenda

Governor outlines ‘opportunity’ agenda

By Victoria Zawitkowski and Michael Melkonian Capital News Service   RICHMOND – In a move he said would boost the state’s economy, Gov. Terry McAuliffe is asking legislators to remove…

Bill would address reporting of sexual assaults

Bill would address reporting of sexual assaults

By Kelsey Callahan Capital News Service   RICHMOND – A state legislator from Northern Virginia urged her colleagues Tuesday to pass a bill requiring that campus sexual assaults be reported…

Bills would regulate license plate readers

By Kevin Lata Capital News Service   RICHMOND – Police could retain for only a week the data they collect from license plate readers, under legislation proposed by a pair…

Federal judge: Ex-Va. governor can’t be free during appeal

RICHMOND (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell won’t remain free while he appeals his corruption convictions, which means he could begin his two-year prison sentence by Feb. 9, a…