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Through words and music, song and speech and prayer, the community came together Saturday afternoon at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Marion for a special recognition of “Celebrating Black History.”
After about eight months work to bring it to fruition at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, March 1, the Marion Volunteer Fire Department and the Marion Life Saving Crew merged into a single department – Marion Fire-EMS -- under the umbrella of the town of Marion.
Delegate Will Morefield, R-North Tazewell, has been confirmed as a member of the Virginia Tobacco Commission.
Among Smyth County residents, memories of Lucy Herndon Crockett often focus on the gun she always toted and the disturbing behavior of her later years. However, an exhibit set to open Thursday in an Abingdon museum celebrates her talents and successes as a writer and artist.
Oak Hall Caps & Gowns with plants in Wytheville and Chilhowie is opening an operation in Independence.
The Emory & Henry College Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in Marion has been granted candidacy status, clearing the college to admit students for the program and begin classes in August.
What a difference a day makes. Today’s high temperature is expected to be in the 60 degree range before a cold front rushes in overnight, bringing with it freezing temperatures and 1-3 inches of snow.
“Neil,” the Pet of the Week, is a perfect gentleman. He’s a 3-year-old neutered male tabby who just wants to be your best friend. He must be adopted by March 10.
The presence of a friendly domestic animal, especially a dog, has been known to bring calm and comfort to people in stressful situations.
“History is a fascinating thing because it is living. Each day is but another page in the history of the world. Each minute sees new history written. The progress of man sweeps along, impeded by war and depressions, but the onward march is ever apparent.”
Come out to Hungry Mother State Park and see what trees and fish have in common.
If you’re looking for an opportunity in employment, education, starting a business or even volunteering, you’ll want to attend the Smyth County Opportunity Fair coming in April.
March has traditionally been a great month for kite flying. As a young man, I was fascinated with flight and the way the wind shapes and can be shaped. More and more, wind is being harnessed for the energy it possesses and Virginia Cooperative Extension is offering a workshop for interested persons to learn more about how we can personally capture this natural resource.
The month of March is filled with lots of activities as winter begins to give way to spring. From the start of Daylight Savings Time to St. Patrick’s Day and the first day of spring, there’s always something going on, but the month is also known for a nearly 80-year-old tradition.
The Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon is coming up March 2-3, and provides a time to support the region’s only children’s hospital. The money will benefit the hospital through the Mountain States Foundation to help bring the highest quality and most innovative medical care to the children of this region.
Formal registration from Smyth County School’s pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs will be held at each of the county’s elementary schools on Thursday, March 19, from 8:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. and Friday, March 20, from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.
A snowy night did not dampen the spirits of more than 200 guests attending the Valentine Gala at Holston Hills Community Golf Course on Feb. 14, sponsored by the Smyth County Hospital HealthTrust.
A faculty recital by Dr. Matthew Frederick on trumpet and Bryan Underwood on piano will offer a little something for everyone at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, in Memorial Chapel on the Emory & Henry College campus.
A Marion restaurant’s soup took the top nod from folks attending a recent culinary event in Abingdon.
A theater professor has joined a long and growing list of Emory & Henry faculty awarded for excellence.
For the fourth consecutive year, Appalachian Sustainable Development received funding from Grow Appalachia.
A program that attracts thousands of patients for free medical, dental and eye care, and veterinary care for pets, could be coming to Smyth County in 2016.
The Watoto Children’s Choir traveling from Africa kicked off its four-month U.S tour in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., in early December and now continue their tour through the southeast through March, including a visit to Marion.
After two years of practicing and one year of waiting, youths from the Ceres Circuit of the Holston Conference, United Methodist Church, finally took the stage at Resurrection 2015.
A Marion man is working with a company that strives to predict far in advance up-to-the-minute forecasts of just the kind of weather the East Coast has been experiencing over the past month.
“Bucky,” the Pet of the Week, is a very playful 1-year-old male Redbone Hound mix. He would love to have someone to play fetch with. He’s a very handsome young man! He must be adopted by March 3.
On Wednesdays during Lent, Christ Episcopal Church will host a series of evening services and special programs. his year's topic will be "Prayer," and programs will be presented by a wide variety of speakers.
With about a foot and a half of snow since Valentine’s Day, Smyth County falls somewhere in the middle of this region’s accumulation that ranges from about five inches in some areas to over two feet in Wise County.
On Monday, Feb. 23, at 5:56 a.m., the Marion Police Department responded to Marion Family Pharmacy in the Marion Plaza Shopping Center on the 1500 block of North Main Street in reference to a possible break-in.
The deed was recorded Wednesday for Marion to assume the lifesaving crew property to operate the service as a department of the town.
Police are seeking information about a possible break-in at a Marion pharmacy.
A total of 38 participants competed in the 2nd Annual Great Winter Soup Cook-Off held at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center on Saturday, February 7. The event proved to be successful as guests and participants mingled and tasted many different homemade soups prepared by businesses and individuals. A panel of culinary experts rated the soups in a blind tasting based on texture (consistency), taste, aroma, and appearance. The judges for the professional Category were Elizabeth Brown, Donna McIntyre, Sheridan Nice, Peyton Boyd, Niki Weir. The Judges for the amateur and youth categories were: Shaun Crookshank, Janet Woolwine and Jassen Campbell. During the awards ceremony at 2:30 p.m., winners and runners-up were announced and presented with awards.
Members of First Baptist Church were recognized at Tuesday’s meeting of the Marion Town Council for the church’s 150th anniversary.
Jennifer Pharr Davis, a world-renowned hiker who has broken long-established speed records and learned important life lessons while hiking the 2,181-mile Appalachian Trail, will share stories from the trail during two presentations on March 31 in Abingdon. She will speak at 2 p.m. at Virginia Highlands Community College and again that evening at 6 p.m. at Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway. Both talks are free and open to the public.
The Lincoln Theatre will present an evening of opera and song performed by Rachel Milligan, mezzo soprano, and Gabe Helton, baritone, on Saturday, Feb. 28. The concert will include arias, duets and songs from classical operas and musicals. This performance will be accompanied by Bryan Underwood on the piano.
Local folks watching the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City on television earlier this week got quite a surprise when the winner of the Sporting Group category was announced as Liz, a 3-year-old English Springer spaniel from Marion.
In the past, parks opened March 1
Unemployment dropped slightly in Smyth County in December to 6.7 percent from 6.8 percent in November, reaching its lowest point of 2014.
Anyone with an interest in preserving Civil War battlefields or learning about what resources are available for preservation purposes is encouraged to attend a workshop in Saltville next weekend.
As I write this, the snow is falling keenly so thinking about spring lawns may seem to be a bit too forward thinking. I consider thoughts of spring to be therapeutic and with the days obviously getting longer, planning for spring is a good idea.
The inaugural Queen of Diamonds Pageants will be held at Patrick Henry High School on March 14. Age groups include 0-12 months-16 and up. Entry fee is $20 per contestant. For more information contact Tami Counts at firstname.lastname@example.org or 276-623-3240. Contestants can preregister or register the day of the pageant, forms can be found on the Glade Spring Middle School homepage.
Smyth County Community Hospital has received another major honor for providing safe, quality care to its patients.
The planned removal of the dam and former ice plant structure on the Holston River in Marion and a low-water bridge in Chilhowie has been postponed until mid-March.
Due to the inclement weather forecast for today, Feb. 21, Marion Downtown’s 2015 Wedding Showcase has been postponed to Saturday, March 14, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the General Francis Marion Hotel and Conference Center.
Next month the public is invited to attend a meeting at Hemlock Haven in Hungry Mother State Park to hear a five-year update of the park’s master plan.
The Watauga Valley Railroad Historical Society & Museum announces its Spring 2015 Rail Excursion through the scenic Hiwassee River Gorge in East Tennessee on April 11.
Members of the Future Business Leaders of America chapter at Marion Senior High School chose a cooperative corporation to research and develop their own business called Scarlet Hurricane Clothes Closet.
A county water system user’s frustration about a missed bill is prompting officials to consider using email as a backup to prevent similar problems in the future.
U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced that Virginia housing authorities have received more than $30.4 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Capital Fund Program. The funds will allow local public housing authorities to build, repair, renovate and/or modernize public housing in Virginia by making large-scale improvements, such as replacing roofs or making energy-efficient upgrades to replace old plumbing and electrical systems, or to pay down debt.
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.
Custom Crafted wood products - specializing in outdoor and Poly furniture offering a lifetime guarantee. Over 12 years in business. We service what we sell. Showroom and shop at same location. We offer unique hand crafted designs to make your outdoor dreams come true.
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.
WRIGHT AUTOMOTIVE CENTER, LLC in Bland is your trustworthy partner for all kinds of auto repairs. Your personal safety is assured when your car is on the road running smoothly. That's why we don't merely provide comprehensive services, but we also perform important safety checks for you.Our shop is equipped with the latest car diagnostic equipment and your vehicle is repaired by our highly qualified, experienced technicans. Superior customer service, honest advice and fair prices, as well as performing high quality work are of the greatest importance to us. We do our best to ensure your comfort and safety on the road. We also buy, sale, trade and special engrave guns. We can special order guns and ammo. We manufacture AR15s on site. We sale ammo, knives and optics. We also carries hunting knives, rescue knives, metal targets, gun holsters and gun cases. We have men and women's muck boots. Lilla Rose jewelry coming soon. Lillia Rosa consultants on site to help you find your best hair accessories.FFL Federal Firearms Licensed
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.
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.
We have been serving the residents of Smyth County for over 34 years. We are here for you and your family whenever you need us. We are proud to be able to say that we treat all our patients as if they were our own family. Here are some of the Services we provide: Emergency Transports to the Hospital Transports from One Hospital to Another From Home to the Hospital for Test From Home to Cancer Treatments and Dialysis Treatments Transports from a Skilled Nursing Facility Transports from a Nursing Home Transports to a Physicians Office How Do I Qualify?We take most insurances, just call us at 276-783-9795 during business ours and 276-783-4773 after hours and we will review your medical information with you and advise you at that time.
Insurance for Home and Business Our client's needs always come first. We will strive to always provide value far in excess of our client's expectations. Our constant goal is mutual respect, and long-term relationships that are beneficial to all parties. Our agency will be a great place to work and do business. We will be positive, helpful, and enthusiastic at all times, always focusing on solutions, not challenges. We will take care of business first and foremost, but have fun and enjoy ourselves in the process. We will run a clean, organized, and efficient operation, and always adhere to the highest standards of integrity and ethical business practices. We will never rest on our accomplishments. We will constantly strive to create, develop, and implement new ideas, strategies, and services that will benefit our clients. We will continue to seek continuing education in all aspects of our business to increase the level of service we offer our clients. Core Values • Honesty & integrity at all times and in all situations• Continually improve our services to exceed client's expectations• Create and nurture a fun, exciting, creative and productive work environment• Tirelessly pursue personal & team growth while reaching well-formulated goals• Work only with the most enjoyable and motivated clients and co-workers