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Rape case ends in suicide

Police say the case against a Christiansburg man charged last summer with raping a minor in Pulaski County in the late 1980s, came to a close in October when the…

Rabies shots encouraged

Although the number of confirmed cases of rabies in Pulaski County actually declined in 2010, a local environmental health official says livestock and domestic animals should be vaccinated. “It’s worth…

Police raid Radford meth lab

Two adults are being held without bond and two children are in the custody of the state following an early Thursday morning raid of an apartment in Radford. According to…

Bill would mandate five-year sentence

Adults convicted of allowing children to be in the presence of methamphetamine labs will have to serve a mandatory five years in prison if legislation filed by a local delegate…

School closing policy explained

With all the snow that has been in the forecast of late, several Pulaski County parents have contacted The Southwest Times raising questions about the public schools’ process of deciding…

Road Team gets latest technology

America’s Road Team, sponsored by Volvo Trucks North America, is a group of elite million-mile accident-free professional truck drivers who travel the country, spreading the word about highway safety and…

Service focus of King Day

Need to go to the grocery? Save your shopping until Monday, Jan. 17, when you can also buy food to donate to the Martin Luther King Day Food Drive. Virginia…

Embezzlement charge reduced

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A felony embezzlement charge against a Pulaski County Social Services employee was reduced Tuesday to misdemeanor petit larceny and may eventually be dismissed. Wythe County Assistant…

Friends mourn loss of young man

As the New River Valley community morns the death of Matthew Allen Special, age 23 of Blacksburg, his friends remember him for the intellectual, curios individual he was. Special passed…

Schools voice budget concerns

Superintendents and representatives from all 133 school districts in Virginia will hold a press conference to describe the impact of proposed state and local budget cuts on their school districts…