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Plane with unresponsive pilot wanders off course

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A private U.S. plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed into the ocean north of the Caribbean island Friday after a journey of more than 1,400 miles. Maj.…

Jury trial set for baby Cory’s mother

Jury trial set for baby Cory’s mother

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@www.southwesttimes.com The mother of an infant, whom police say was killed by his father earlier this year, is to be tried almost a year after the child’s…

Local business gears up for toy train show

Local business gears up for toy train show

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@www.southwesttimes.com   Greater Pulaski Alliance will hold a Toy Train Show this weekend inside the Old N&W Depot at Route 11 in Commerce Street tomorrow. Graham Claytor, who…

‘The Identical’ to open in theaters this weekend

‘The Identical’ to open in theaters this weekend

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@www.southwesttimes.com   Blake Rayne, better known in Pulaski by his real name, Ryan Pelton, will make his big screen debut this weekend in “The Identical,” which will…

McClure turns chief hat over to Russell

McClure turns chief hat over to Russell

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@www.southwesttimes.com   After almost 42 years of volunteering with Dublin Fire Department and serving as chief for 11 years, Ronnie McClure says it’s time to turn over…

Fall fun on tap Saturday

For those unable to find good, ole-fashion fall fun this weekend, you’re just not trying. No fewer than three events are going on Saturday – two in Pulaski and another…

SO Fresh seminar helps ag businesses succeed

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@www.southwesttimes.com   WYTHEVILLE — Southwest Virginia Fresh (SO Fresh) is partnering with Virginia Tech Catawba Sustainability Center this fall to offer a “Growers’ Academy” aimed at providing…

Canoe the Coves in remembrance of 9/11

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@www.southwesttimes.com Claytor Lake State Park will sponsor a “Canoe the Coves Cleanup” Sunday, Sept. 14, to “honor the spirit of unity and compassion that swept our nation”…

The Virginia Museum of Transportation to celebrate Grandparents’ Day

ROANOKE – The Virginia Museum of Transportation and AARP will celebrate Grandparents’ Day on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum will have activities designed to…

Former Va. governor’s attorney vows to appeal

RICHMOND (AP) — Kathleen L. Carmody said she voted for Bob McDonnell and thought he was “terrific for Virginia” as governor — but as a juror in McDonnell’s corruption trial,…