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Police identify body, arrest former resident

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@www.southwesttimes.com   ELLISTON – A name has been put to a body found in an Elliston home last week, and the residence’s former occupant is now in…

Panel kills bills to put legal ads online

By Ashley Jordan and Stefani Zenteno Rivadineira Capital News Service   RICHMOND – A legislative subcommittee has defeated two bills that would have allowed local governments to publish legal ads…

Senator calls for marijuana decriminalization

By Stefani Zenteno Rivadineira Capital News Service   RICHMOND – A senator from Northern Virginia is urging the General Assembly to decriminalize marijuana possession, as about 20 other states have…

Bill outlawing housing discrimination fails

By Ali Mislowsky Capital News Service   RICHMOND – A Senate committee on Monday killed a bill making it illegal for landlords to reject potential tenants based on their sexual…

Senate limits access to hidden gun permits

By Lyndsey Raynor Capital News Service   RICHMOND – The state Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would prohibit certain out-of-state police agencies from accessing information regarding concealed weapon…

Panel OKs bills aimed at college affordability

By Stefani Zenteno Rivadineira Capital News Service   RICHMOND – Two bills aimed at making college more affordable were approved unanimously Monday by the House Appropriations Committee. The bills, both…

Inmate sentenced to 20 years for malicious wounding

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@www.southwesttimes.com   A Dublin man incarcerated at the New River Valley Regional Jail was sentenced Thursday to spend 20 more years behind bars for severely injuring another…

‘Della’s Diner’ serving up musical comedy

‘Della’s Diner’ serving up musical comedy

Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley and Pulaski Theatre will serve up a delicious comedy with outrageous country-fried characters as Springer Theatricals returns to town in February with…

Town council approves amendments to inoperable vehicle ordinance

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@www.southwesttimes.com   Inconsistencies were recently discovered between Pulaski’s Zoning Ordinance and Town Code, so the Pulaski Town Council moved to prepare documentation to amend those discrepancies at…

Virginia Infrastructure Earns Grade of C-

Virginia Infrastructure Earns Grade of C-

By Sarah Drury Capital News Service   RICHMOND – Virginia’s bridges, roads and other infrastructure have earned a grade of C-minus from the American Society of Civil Engineers. That is…