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Man cleared of attack on daughter-in-law

By CALVIN PYNN and MELINDA WILLIAMS   Ernest Compton was acquitted Monday of the malicious wounding and strangulation of his daughter-in-law last July. Compton, a 63-year-old former teacher at Pulaski…

Sponsors save Guns-N-Hoses fundraiser

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@www.southwesttimes.com   Just when it appeared Safe Haven might lose its primary source of income — the Guns-N-Hoses charity softball game — sponsors stepped up to the…

First Community purchasing Bank of America

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@www.southwesttimes.com   The Pulaski branch office is among six Southwestern Virginia branches of Bank of America that will be purchased by First Community Bank. Nicole Nastacie, a…

Cooking Matters for Parents (Pulaski County)

Cooking Matters for Parents (Pulaski County)

Virginia Cooperative Extension office – Pulaski Unit From March 24 through April 28 Pulaski County Extension has hosted the class “Cooking Matters for Parents” at the First United Methodist Church…

Times welcomes new reporter

By SARAH BRADBURY sarah@www.southwesttimes.com   The Southwest Times would like to welcome its newest staff member, Jennifer Wade. Wade is a graduate of Ashford University where she earned her bachelor’s…

Annual Highlanders Festival to be held in Bisset Park

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@www.southwesttimes.com   Radford University has set the date for this year’s Radford Highlanders Festival, scheduled to take place on Saturday, Oct. 4. The Highlanders Festival, honors Southwest…

Christiansburg woman charged with obtaining money by false pretenses

CHRISTIANSBURG – A Christiansburg woman raised a total of $7,000 by feigning illness before her arrest on Tuesday, June 10.  Veronica Rae-Ann Garcia, 26, was accused of telling people she…

Downtown Wytheville, Inc. hires first Executive Director

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@www.southwesttimes.com   WYTHEVILLE — Dr. John Woods started his first day of work on Monday as the inaugural Executive Director for Downtown Wytheville Inc. after being selected…

Wythe County set to begin marketing Progress Park

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@www.southwesttimes.com   WYTHEVILLE – Over the past two decades, Wythe County has invested over $40 million in the development of Progress Park. Since then, that investment has…

House Majority Leader Cantor defeated in primary

RICHMOND (AP) — In an upset for the ages, Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, the second-most powerful man in the House, was dethroned Tuesday by a little-known, tea party-backed…