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First Dublin-made Volvo truck back home

First Dublin-made Volvo truck back home

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com It rolled off the assembly line 36 years ago and has seen thousands of miles of countryside since then. Now, the first Volvo truck model manufactured…

The Gusto of Gatewood Park Paddle Board Race is imminent

The Gusto of Gatewood Park Paddle Board Race is imminent

By WILLIAM PAINE william.paine@southwesttimes.com The first paddle board competition ever to take place in the town of Pulaski will occur this Saturday at 1 p.m. at that little lake in…

More meetings planned on I-81 safety

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com The public is invited to once again attend a series of meetings to discuss safety issues along the entire 325-mile stretch of Interstate 81 that runs…

State police searching for sex offender

State police searching for sex offender

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Virginia State Police is seeking the public’s help in locating a non-violent sex offender from Pulaski who allegedly failed to re-register. Master Trooper M.K. Blevins is…

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies in Detroit at 76

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” ”I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song,…

Hokies need to rebuild defense to continue positive momentum

By HANK KURZ Jr., AP Sports Writer Virginia Tech has surged back into the national rankings in its first two seasons with Justin Fuente as coach. Fuente is staring down…

Mendenhall seeking big step up in third year at Virginia

By HANK KURZ Jr., AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall hopes this is the season the Cavaliers turn the corner. Virginia reached a bowl game…

Watchdog probes military burning of ammunition, explosives

RADFORD, Va. (AP) — The inspector general for the U.S. Department of Defense has launched an investigation into the open burning of ammunition and explosives at military sites across the…

Virginia town considers privatizing trash collection

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A town in Virginia is considering whether to outsource its trash collection to a private company. According to reports, Christiansburg is seeking bids from private companies…

Ex-Virginia Tech student pleads guilty to hiding teen’s body

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia Tech student pleaded guilty Tuesday to concealing the body of a slain 13-year-old girl, but still faces trial on a more serious charge…

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