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Irene offers reminder of importance of planning

Although Hurricane Irene is not expected to have any direct impact on Southwest Virginia, the American Red Cross says it offers the perfect opportunity to plan for future emergencies. Amy…

Disaster fund grows by $1.1M

The Virginia Disaster Relief fund set up by Gov. Bob McDonnell following the April tornadoes grew by $1.1 million in August thanks to individual and corporate donations and pledges. McDonnell…

Remove food, skunks will leave

Like some other wildlife, the best way to rid a location of skunks is to remove food sources, a game official said Tuesday. Troy Phillips, local conservation officer for Virginia…

Horsehair Worm not a public threat

A parasitic worm measuring close to nine inches was found by Pulaski County Resident Mark Nixon at Claytor Like near the Lighthouse Bridge. After research was done on the parasite,…

Va. quake stirs Eastern U.S.

It may not have caused more than a moment’s pause in California, but the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that shook much of the Eastern United States just before 2 p.m. Tuesday…

Earthquakes can impact water wells

Earthquakes can cause a variety of damage, but one type of potential damage that isn’t as obvious is that affecting groundwater and subsurface water wells. According to the National Ground…

VDOT inspecting bridges in response to earthquake

While some Virginia Department of Transportation buildings received minor damage from Tuesday’s earthquake, no damage to the state’s transportation system has been found. VDOT reports that teams were dispatched to…

November election candidates announced

Yesterday was the deadline for announcing eligibility to run for local office. Candidates for the Nov. elections have been accounted for and are as follows: School Board: Cloyd District: A.A…

November election candidates announced

Yesterday was the deadline for announcing eligibility to run for local office. Candidates for the Nov. elections have been accounted for and are as follows: School Board: Cloyd District: A.A…

SWAT Team called to standoff

A local man was arrested after a standoff lasting for over two hours was resolved without incident Monday morning. David Allen Bugg of Pulaski was in violation of a protective…