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Computer labs roving the region

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  Business X has eight employees it needs to train on new software. But getting them all into one location for training is a problem. Meanwhile, a…

Don’t fall for new tactics in jury duty scam

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com While a jury duty scam has been circulating in the area for some time, the Better Business Bureau says recent reports suggest con artists may be…

Two housing complexes to receive rehabilitation

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  Two duplex housing complexes in Pulaski County will be receiving upgrades as Community Housing Partners (CHP) takes ownership. The acquisitions include Sun Valley Apartments on Armstrong…

Native Pulaski County resident quilter featured at international modern quilt show

PASADENA, Calif. – Quilter Christopher Thompson’s work will be featured at QuiltCon 2016, an international modern quilt show, Feb. 18–21 in Pasadena, Calif. The Modern Quilt Guild (MQG), a nonprofit…

NRVRC receives $25,000 grant for tourism alliance

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com RICHMOND — New River Valley Regional Commission is one of five applicants to share nearly $200,000 in state funding designed to encourage economic collaboration at a…

Repairs continue on I-81 bridge

Lanes will be closed on I-81 beginning Sunday night as Virginia Department of Transportation crews continue bridge repairs between mile markers 93 and 96 in Pulaski County. Weather permitting, lane…

Candle maker announces seasonal layoffs

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  Dublin candle maker Korona Candles Inc. has laid off some workers and reduced production in a move that is said to be seasonal and temporary. Tami…

NRV planning group selects rail station location (or site)

BLACKSBURG – The New River Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has selected two Christiansburg sites as possible locations for an Amtrak passenger rail station. Working with the New River Valley…

Moped catches fire inside house

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Fire officials say a Pulaski man is lucky to have escaped serious injury when the moped on which he was working inside his home caught fire…

Appeals court upholds wounding conviction

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com The Virginia Court of Appeals upheld the aggravated malicious wounding and strangulation convictions of a Pulaski man who attacked an 89-year-old woman inside her apartment in…