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‘Round The Mountain, (RTM) Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Network and The Wayne C. Henderson School of Appalachian Art will present a free workshop developed to help artisans enhance their marketing and business techniques. It’s set for Thursday, April 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Marion Town Hall.
Hungry Mother State Park is re-naming Campgrounds B and C this year and you can help by submitting ideas for names.
From community events to recreation opportunities to classes at the Henderson School of Appalachian Arts, the number and variety of programs being offered by the town of Marion are growing. Town officials hope citizens would like to help with these opportunities and more.
Smiles on the faces of volunteers at the Atkins First Church of God Food Pantry reveal the joy these folks feel in serving their community. Even on a rainy day earlier this month they showed up to distribute food to the hundreds of local residents who come to receive it.
Memorial Day is a time to remember all those who have defended this nation through military service and were killed in combat or have since passed on. It is also a time to honor all veterans and thank them for their service.
Relay is on the way in Smyth. Lace up your walking shoes, grab your wallet and join the host of supporters for the annual event that focuses on cancer awareness and finding a cure.
Wytheville Community College is sponsoring its free monthly Bluegrass and Old-Time Jamboree, this time featuring Crusher Run and the Zephyr Lightning Bolts on Saturday, April 18, from 7 to 9 p.m.
The 15-minute ride from her Saltville home to the Honors Program interview at Emory & Henry College felt like it lasted an hour. Katie Beth Bordwine had never been so nervous.
Ceres Day will be held Saturday, May 2, on the former school grounds. This event grows every year with more events and much more to see and to learn. The first one was in one room of the school and has expanded to include the entire campus and all the buildings.
The hope for curing cancer, and the efforts made toward achieving that hope, come from people of all ages, including one special young lady who just wants to help others.
A Spring Fling Gala Food Distribution especially honoring senior citizens is set to take place Saturday morning in Saltville.
On March 31, three students from the Marion Senior High School Forensics Team presented their state-award winning presentations to the Rotary Club of Marion.
Scott Schumaker was tasting the success of his moonshine and whisky as he broached the Marion Town Council with an idea earlier this week. His opening words were a declaration that rung with gratitude: “It’s working. It’s finally working.”
Officials hope to announce a new president for Wytheville Community College in the coming weeks.
On Friday, March 27, Chilhowie High School hosted the third annual Smyth County All-County Honor Band Event. Approximately 160 students from Smyth County middle and high schools spent the day rehearsing new music and then performed a concert for their family, friends and community members.
The Southwest Virginia Angus Association held its annual meeting March 28 at the Riverfront Café in Chilhowie.
“Snowflake,” the Pet of the Week, is an adorable gal. She is a 3-year-old female Aussie Shepherd mix who is playful and friendly. Unfortunately, she likes to chase chickens, so a fowl-free home is all she needs! She must be adopted by April 21.
In a move designed to protect citizens and merchants, the town of Marion adopted an ordinance last week governing the buying and selling of secondhand items by pawnbrokers and other businesses.
Do you know what's in your water?
“Lucy Herndon Crockett died July 30, 2002. There was no public announcement of her death or a memorial service. Her family and friends were not able to say goodbye.” So begins the obituary for Lucy Crockett that appeared in the Smyth County News almost one year following her death, July 16, 2003.
As the Chilhowie Farmer’s Market prepares to open Thursday for the season, Chilhowie Town Council members discussed and approved recommendations from the vendors.
Four students from Marion Senior High School have been named winners in the annual Francis Marion VFW Post 4667 Ladies Auxiliary Patriotic Art Contest.
Trees are the basic element for any landscape plan. They set the stage for the entire home grounds design. The type used and their location determine to a great extent what other plantings are appropriate.
Do you know what's in your water? The Virginia Household Water Quality Program is hosting drinking water clinics in 44 counties around the commonwealth this year, including Smyth County.
The Lincoln Theatre is hosting a night for Educator Appreciation at the theater, offering a special discount for working or retired educators.
For the past month the town of Chilhowie has been obtaining its needed 1.1 million gallons per day of potable water from the Washington County Service Authority with which it jointly owns and operates the Mill Creek Water Treatment Plant. Discussions continue about how to remedy the situation that rendered the plant inoperable in early March.
Well before the 9 a.m. start time for the third annual Fish On! event in Marion, fishing enthusiasts lined the banks of the Middle Fork of the Holston River from Riverbend Park to the bridge at the Holston Hills Community Golf Course waiting for their first catch of the day.
Students who had collected donations for the March of Dimes’ 2015 Smyth County March for Babies brought purple, white and blue balloons to the gym at Oak Point Elementary School Thursday afternoon for a ceremonial release.
The problem of litter in Smyth County is never more noticeable than in the spring when the melted snow reveals trash and debris. April is therefore a perfect month for cleaning up.
The dates are set. A Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinic will be held near the Smyth-Wythe county line next spring. As talk about the possibility of such an event has progressed, the projected number of those who are expected to stand in line for the free medical, dental and eye care has escalated. Organizers anticipate about 2,000 people will seek care.
The Safe Kids City project, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Marion, is a school-wide event for the Smyth County elementary school system to help young children learn safe practices at home, in school, on the bus and in the greater community.
Appalachian Spirit Gallery, 144 W. Main Street in Marion, will host a grand reopening artist reception on Friday, April 10, between the hours of 5 and 8 p.m. for the Second Friday ArtWalk in Marion.
The Thursday meal at Marion’s senior center has been lost for the time being.
“Bonnie” is the Pet of the Week. She is a sweet little female Terrier/Dachshund mix. She loves to give gentle little kisses! She must be adopted by April 14.
Other animals available for adoption at Smyth County Animal Shelter:
Saltville Ministerial Association sponsored a community Easter egg hunt Saturday morning.
The Summit Center for Higher Education that would create a satellite college for Smyth County residents got a boost Monday when news came that it would receive $68,304 from Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) funds.
Last week, county planning commissioners signed off on a resolution stating that Competitive Power Ventures Inc. has thus far complied with all permitting and other legally required steps to build an electric-generating plant in Atkins. The commissioners recommended the board of supervisors adopt the resolution.
Delegate Jeff Campbell, R-6, is not happy with the governor’s veto of a bill last week that would have ended voter confusion in a split precinct.
Marion Friends of Smyth-Bland Regional Library are presenting an evening program focused on the life of a Smyth County woman and a current William King Museum exhibition about her, The Proud and the Profane: The Colorful Life, Literature, and Illustrations of Lucy Herndon Crockett.
Marion Senior High School forensics students won several awards, including a championship, at the Virginia High School League State Forensics Competition last month.
Part of a proposed merged health system’s goals going forward is to provide more access for mental health and drug-addicted patients, the leaders of the region’s largest two health care systems said last week.
With no significant growth in revenues anticipated, county supervisors took action last week that indicates they plan to continue to firmly hold the line on spending and again balance the 2015-16 budget without tapping into outside sources.
Amy Duncan knows Southwest Virginia as only a native can. She grew up in Abingdon. Her family now lives in Glade Spring. She earned her bachelor’s degree from King College and her master’s from Emory & Henry. Now, she and her husband are raising their two children in the region.
This is a case heard in Smyth County Circuit Court this month as reported by Smyth County Commonwealth’s Attorney Roy Evans.
The Lincoln Theatre’s spring season of programming is under way with a diverse range of performances that are filling the schedule and the seats. The season began in January with a performance featuring the talents of local students in the second Smyth County One Act Play Showcase, and new traditions will continue with the return of the popular fundraiser event Dancing with the Stars: Smyth County on April 25.
Corrections officers and administrators were trained this week on how to assist sexual assault victims incarcerated at the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail.
Smyth County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a breaking and entering and auto theft at Thweatt’s Hardware on Atkins Tank Road in Atkins.
The seat on the Marion Town Council held by the late Jim Owens will be filled during the Nov. 3 election.
Around the world on Good Friday, many of the faithful mark the day with a brief journey carrying a cross, as Jesus did on the way to his execution.
The Kiwanis Club of Marion recently provided $7,000 to replace the fence at the Little Hurricane Field in Marion.
At Royal Oak Pediatrics, we consider it both a great joy and responsibility to care for children. Most of us are parents ourselves, so we strive to be understanding and available to the families we are privileged to serve. We are honored that you have chosen us as your child's primary medical provider and are confident that you will be pleased with the quality of care and service that we can provide you and your family. A vital part of our service to children begins with our outstanding staff who works hard to manage and maintain a professional, caring and supportive environment for our patients in a timely manner. Our doctors are lifelong learners. Not only have they received advanced medical training in pediatrics, they continually pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest in child health care. Your child's health is as important to us as it is to you. We look forward to providing you with excellent medical care your child deserves.
Pharmacy, specializes in prescriptions, OTC meds, personalized friendly service. Carries Dr, Scholl's orthopedic shoes. Serving the Richlands area for over 20 years. Locally owned by Edwin Pruett, MPH.
Craftsmen of Quality Outdoor Furniture and More Founded in 2001, Yoder Woodcrafters is nestled in the scenic mountains of Virginia's southwest. For over 13 years we have provided our community and surrounding area with fine handcrafted outdoor furnishings. We enjoy our work, and the many fine clients we have been privileged to work with. We offer a wide variety of outdoor furnishings: this includes LuxCraft Poly Lawn Furniture, Oakridge hunting blinds and our own hand crafted, custom made outdoor furniture including; porch swings, rockers, gliders and picnic tables. Our store features some of the finest recycled plastic furniture on the market. These products are not only virtually maintenance free; they come with an industry leading Lifetime warranty. From the beauty of the sea side to the seclusion of your mountain cabin; Yoder Woodcrafters has what it takes to take your relaxation to a whole new level. We would love to help you and your families create a lifetime of pleasant memories and make your "outdoor dreams come true"! Your happiness guaranteed! Thank you for visiting!
New and Pre-Owned Motorcycles, ATV'S, Trailers, Utility Vehicles, Parts, Supplies and Accessories. Hilltop Cycles has a fully equipped service department to meet all your service needs. We specialize in Harley Davdson repirs and service. If you want it, we will get it for you at the best price around!
Gardner's Family Pawn Shop began serving the Wytheville community in the fall of 2011. We are the youngest of four stores in the Gardner family with our other locations in Pulaski, Hillsville, and Galax. We have recently added an auction house in Pulaski a few doors down from our store. In addition to loans, we also buy items and trade as well. We take many different items including guns, electronics, knives, jewelry, coins, gaming systems, DVD's, games, musical instruments, amps, ATV's, boats, vehicles, and much more.
The dermatology professionals at New River Dermatology are pleased to welcome you to our practice. We want all of our patients to be informed decision makers and fully understand any health issues you face. That’s why we’ve developed a web site loaded with valuable information about dermatology and dermatological problems and treatments. Our web site also provides you with background about our physicians, staff, office hours, financing policies, appointment procedures, maps, directions to our office in Blacksburg and other useful information. We know how hectic life can be and are committed to making our practice convenient and accessible. We want you to feel confident that when you choose New River Dermatology, you’re working with doctors and other professionals who are qualified, experienced and caring. Please take a few moments to look through this site to get a better feel for New River Dermatology’s capabilities and services. We also invite you to email or call either of our offices at any time to request an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you.
Floyd's Outdoor Equipment Specialists At T&E Small Engine we are here to help you with all your outdoor equipment needs. Family owned and operated since 2004, we pride ourselves on being honest and dependable with a hometown atmosphere. Unlike large retailers and box stores, at T&E Small Engine you will get the personal attention you need from our knowledgeable friendly staff. Our certified service department can handle all your equipment repair and maintenance needs, from a minor tune up to a complete overhaul.
The website address for Southwest Virginia community newspapers, including the Wytheville Enterprise, the Richlands News-Press, The Clinch Valley News, The Bland County Messenger, The Floyd Press, the Smyth County News & Messenger, the Washington County News and the Mountain Planner.