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APCo customers set peak demand

ROANOKE – Appalachian Power residential customers in Virginia will see a decrease of about 4 percent in their total electric bills beginning this month.  The decrease is the result of…

Pulaski buildings slated for demolition

Pulaski buildings slated for demolition

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@www.southwesttimes.com Pulaski will soon be bidding farewell to a couple of old buildings on First Street — if the weather ever clears. John White, town economic development…

Pulaski County gets two new assistant administrators

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@www.southwesttimes.com   The job for Pulaski County’s assistant county administrator will be split in two starting Monday. The position, which was vacated by Robert Hiss in May…

Stolen truck, cosmetics found; suspects nabbed

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@www.southwesttimes.com WYTHE COUNTY — A truck loaded with $250,000 worth of cosmetics was recovered and three suspects arrested in what Wythe County authorities believe to be “part…

RU named one of nation’s best public colleges

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@www.southwesttimes.com   Radford University has been ranked as one of the top 200 public colleges in America in The Business Journals, according to numbers recently released by…

Assembly OK’s a 2-Song Solution

By Cort Olsen Capital News Service   RICHMOND – The House of Delegates joined the Senate on Tuesday in approving both “Our Great Virginia” and “Sweet Virginia Breeze” as official…

Former coach cleared of all sex charges

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@www.southwesttimes.com A former Pulaski County recreation coach accused of having sexual contact with children in Pulaski and Giles counties has been cleared of all counts. Russell Keith…

Gov. McAuliffe Signs Medical Marijuana Bills

By Michael Melkonian Capital News Service   RICHMOND – Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed into law Thursday legislation to decriminalize two medical marijuana derivatives for the treatment of intractable epilepsy. McAuliffe…

Grant gives Wythe County emergency responders thermal imaging camera

WYTHEVILLE – Wythe County’s emergency coordinator Jason Kinser recently presented members of the Wytheville Fire Department with a thermal imaging camera. The handheld, heat resistant device can be used to…

NRCC offers handgun safety class

A handgun safety class will be offered through New River Community College March 17 and March19. Both class meetings will be from 6 to 9 p.m. in Edwards Hall, room…