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Virginia soldier serving in Alaska dies in motorcycle crash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 26-year-old Virginia soldier assigned to Alaska has died of injuries suffered in a weekend motorcycle crash. The Army says Sgt. Timothy Scott Woods…

Virginia penalized for high error rate in SNAP payments

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The federal government has penalized the Virginia Department of Social Services more than $3.8 million over food assistance payment errors. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports…

New gas tax for I-81 funding rankles some Virginia counties

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Some local governments along Virginia’s Interstate 81 corridor are balking at a new state law that raised their fuel tax rate to help pay…

Task force to probe 2009 slaying of Virginia Tech students

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A team of law enforcement officers will take a fresh look at the decade-old slayings of two Virginia Tech students. Authorities announced Wednesday that…

Public weighs in on gun bills after Virginia mass shooting

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Members of the public and special interest groups made their case Tuesday to a Virginia commission studying a broad range of gun safety proposals…

Bald eagles to be released after being nursed back to health

POQUOSON, Va. (AP) — The Wildlife Center of Virginia plans to release three bald eagles into the wild this week after they were nursed back to health. The…

Dublin Lions celebrate 66 years of service

Dublin Lions celebrate 66 years of service

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Dublin Lions Club recently celebrated its 66th year of service to Pulaski County. The club recognized the milestone at its August General Membership Meeting…

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Cougars lack offensive firepower against Bobcats

Cougars lack offensive firepower against Bobcats

By DAVID GRAVELY sports@southwesttimes.com The Pulaski County Cougars looked confused and disorganized at times as…

Cougars to host Bobcats Friday in benefit game

Cougars to host Bobcats Friday in benefit game

  By DAVID GRAVELY sports@southwesttimes.com   The Cougar football team will host the Radford Bobcats…

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Jackson Park’s light display

From one end to the other, Jackson Park is all aglow, decked out with a sizable drapery of tree lights greeting passersby on First Street. But this…

Chamber meets at historical site

Draper is a small town with a railroad and ties to the Baltimore Road that carried many travelers from north to south and south to north. The…

Obituaries

Yvonne A. ‘Bonnie’ Kemp

Yvonne A. “Bonnie” Kemp, age 84, of Pulaski, Va., passed away Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 at home. Born June 24, 1935, in Sylvatus, Va., she was the…

Willie Ellen Ogle Thomas Edmonds

Willie Ellen Ogle Thomas Edmonds, age 87, of Pulaski, Va., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 at her home. Born Feb. 28, 1932, in Wythe County, Va.,…