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Police: Virginia student researched bombing on school laptop

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia prosecutors say a middle-schooler is charged with threatening to bomb his school and hurt a teacher after an administrator found disturbing web searches on…

After mass shooting, Virginia gov to host gun control talks

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is announcing a series of public talks his administration will host in the run up to a July 9 special session on…

W.Va. governor’s companies faced with tax issues in 2 states

BEAVER, W.Va. (AP) — A real estate company owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s family has avoided a tax sale in Virginia by paying more than $400,000, while a…

County’s new canine finds meth

County’s new canine finds meth

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Giampocaro and his K-9 partner Zeus assisted in their biggest drug bust to date this week. Monday Giampocaro conducted a traffic…

Virginia tourism industry reports revenue increase in 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s tourism industry generated $26 billion in visitor spending across all communities in 2018, a 4.4% increase over 2017. Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday that the…

Jon Stewart lashes out at Congress over 9/11 victims fund

WASHINGTON (AP) — Comedian Jon Stewart scolded Congress Tuesday for failing to ensure that a victims’ compensation fund set up after the 9/11 attacks never runs out of money. Stewart,…

Virginia man will serve 18 years for killing brother-in-law

WISE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man will serve almost 20 years in prison for shooting his brother-in-law while they were working at a construction site together. News outlets report…

Smyth man charged in Wythe homicide

Smyth man charged in Wythe homicide

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com WYTHE COUNTY — A Smyth County man is being held on a charge of first-degree murder in connection with the death of his wife, whose body was…

Pulaski Grow hosts ‘Back to the Garden’

Pulaski Grow hosts ‘Back to the Garden’

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com Pulaski Grow is hosting a Blue to New Farm Tour Thursday as part of the fourth annual Mountains of Music Homecoming. The event, dubbed “Back to…

Public invited to lunch with Yankees

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com The public is invited to help welcome the 2019 Pulaski Yankees’ baseball team to town Monday during the annual Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon and Media…