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County petitions VDOT to reconsider speed limit

County petitions VDOT to reconsider speed limit

By Miles Bates miles@southwesttimes.com Weather, taxes and speed limits. Pick your poison when it comes to something people enjoy complaining about. While there’s virtually nothing anyone can do about the…

Radford police charge man with firearms violation

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  RADFORD — Radford City Police Department arrested a 19-year-old Wednesday in connection with a Sunday incident in which a firearm was discharged during the early morning…

Pulaski elects new mayor; Glenn wins by 47 votes

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Come July 1, Pulaski will have its first new mayor in eight years as insurance agent Nick Glenn takes the helm for the next two years.…

Bug search

Bug search

Ron Hall, along with John and Sandy Randolph, all Friends of Peak Creek, were in the creek again recently counting “bugs.” This happens semi-annually in an area of the creek…

Affidavit: Suspect surprised by teen’s age

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  A man accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old while claiming to be a retired deputy sheriff expressed surprise that the teen wasn’t younger than 19, according…

NRCC holds 47th annual commencement May 13

About 450 students will receive degrees, diplomas and certificates May 13 as New River Community College holds its 47th annual commencement on the Dublin campus. Elizabeth Creamer, workforce development advisor…

State park hoping to get kids ‘hooked’

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  Claytor Lake State Park is looking to hook more than fish May 21 when it offers fishing and other activities for children as part of national…

Bookkeeper ordered to repay stolen funds

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  A bookkeeper who admitted stealing more than $5,000 from an employer by duplicating and forging payroll checks, will have to reimburse the funds or face incarceration.…

Pulaski home searched in Lovell murder case

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Authorities obtained a search warrant for a Pulaski residence Thursday in hopes of finding evidence related to the January abduction and murder of a 13-year-old Blacksburg…

Permit pursued for proposed propane placement

By Miles Bates miles@southwesttimes.com Property along Old Route 100 and I-81 could look a bit different if things go as planned with a special use permit and a tract of…