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Review on Trump golf course bid in Va. stalled

CHARLOTTESVILLE  (AP) — A land conservation group has missed a deadline to submit materials necessary for Albermarle County officials to start reviewing an application for a proposed golf course. Real…

Cuccinelli declines to defend failing schools law

RICHMOND (AP) — Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has declined to defend one of Gov. Bob McDonnell’s signature education reform laws in court, saying he agrees with critics that it is…

NY case puts N-word use among blacks on trial

NEW YORK (AP) — In a case that gave a legal airing to the debate over use of the N-word among blacks, a federal jury has rejected a black manager’s…

Judge orders Armstrong to answer doping questions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge is pushing Lance Armstrong closer to his first sworn testimony on details of his performance-enhancing drug use, ordering the cyclist to answer questions…

McDonald’s exploring changes to Dollar Menu

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s Corp. says it’s exploring changes to its Dollar Menu to include items that cost more than a buck. The world’s biggest hamburger chain says it’s…

Tickets still available for Oak Ridge Boys concerts

Tickets are still available for the Oak Ridge Boys concerts to be held at New River Community College’s Dublin campus Saturday, Sept. 14. The Grammy-award-winning country band will perform two…

From fallow fields to forests

Submitted by Rhonda Prillaman Mapping and outreach specialist Virginia Department of Forestry Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF), in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture, has launched its Open…

Dairy barn will be used for food bank, community center

Dairy barn will be used for food bank, community center

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski County has given a couple the go ahead needed to convert a dairy barn into a food bank and community center. The 40-foot by…

SWVA residents see widespread decline of hemlocks

Submitted by Dennis Anderson Senior Area Forester Virginia Department of Forestry   Hemlock trees are an important component of the forests in southwest Virginia, but they are under attack by…

County considering tall grass ordinance

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Due to the number of tall grass complaints Pulaski County has been receiving, the board of supervisors is considering implementing an ordinance to control unsightly…