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Galax man admits making child porn

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com ABINGDON — A Galax man pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to child pornography charges that will put him in federal prison for at least 15…

Prescribed burn promotes food sources for wildlife

BLACKSBURG – The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests provide habitat for thousands of species across Virginia and West Virginia, including nearly 300 threatened, endangered, sensitive and locally rare wildlife…

50TH ANNIVERSARY: Fan-made ‘Star Trek’ sets become tourist attraction

50TH ANNIVERSARY: Fan-made ‘Star Trek’ sets become tourist attraction

TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) — On its many voyages through space, the Starship Enterprise has endured bridge-shaking blasts from enemy ships and infiltration by scheming aliens. Now it’s being invaded by…

Pulaski woman accepts agreement in shooting

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  A Pulaski woman received a 10-year sentence Tuesday after pleading no contest to two charges stemming from the November 2015 shooting of her boyfriend. She’ll have…

Newbern preparing for fall festival

Newbern preparing for fall festival

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  Fall is just around the corner, so it won’t be long before the streets of Newbern are filled with people looking for handmade Christmas gifts or…

Reports still incoming on tire damage from spill

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com It’ll soon be a week since a truck spilled metal shavings along a 10½-mile stretch of Route 11, but Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office is still receiving…

Lack of record earns bond for rape suspect

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  A Pulaski County judge set bond Tuesday for a 20-year-old Radford man accused of rape, citing the fact the man “has no criminal history — not…

NRCC offering six-part customer service seminar

CHRISTIANSBURG – A new six-part seminar series to help participants create positive, lasting impressions in customers’ minds is being sponsored in coming weeks by New River Community College’s Office of…

Mixed results in NRV’s jobless rates

By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com Virginia’s jobless rate remained unchanged from June to July at 3.7 percent, but most locations in the New River Valley decreased with the exception of…

Professional truck driving course coming to NRCC

New River Community College is holding two information sessions this month on a new professional truck driver training course the college now offers. The information sessions are 2 p.m. Thursday…