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The Smyth County School Board is looking for just over half a million dollars in new local funding for the FY 2016 budget to help make up for fewer students and higher costs for staff healthcare coverage.
A second meeting to begin planning for a Remote Area Medical (RAM) Clinic in Smyth County is planned for Friday, April 3.
Quality drinking water is one resource that is essential for good health. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets standards for municipal systems and those standards are closely monitored; however, private water supplies such as those from wells, cisterns or springs have no oversight and are the responsibility of the homeowner to inspect.
Just outside of Bluefield, there is a little town named Bluewell. Upon the slopes of this little town is a significant tract of land. It is a place where I learned a valuable lesson just a few years ago.
Each year the Rotary Club of Marion allocates up to $5,000 in educational grants to the teachers in the Marion area schools, including Sugar Grove Elementary School, Atkins Elementary School, Oak Point Elementary School, Marion Elementary School, Marion Middle School and Marion Senior High School.
Volunteers and supporters are the life’s blood of Smyth County tourism and they were recognized for their contribution during an annual luncheon held earlier this month.
Robyn Raines, director of the Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center, said fees from camps, building rentals, and other youth and adult programs held at the 78-acre facility on Hillman Highway go a long way to support the facility.
On Thursday afternoon, Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) announced the individuals who would receive congressional nominations from his office to the United States Service Academies.
Crosswalks are in the crosshairs of community members fed up with rude drivers.
A farmer, educator and lifetime 4-H Club member, Lauren Kopp made a career change last week, a decision to follow her heart and childhood dreams.
Forty-five trails are featured in author Joe Tennis’ newest book. He’s visited each one, learning about their current use and their history as rail beds. The author walked some, hiked others, biked a few, and even drove some of them. He has “seen them all,” and they stretch from the commonwealth’s east coast to its western tip.
Emory & Henry cultivates a pervasive spirit of generosity, and those touched by it act on behalf of others without thought of reward or recognition, according to Delilah White, a 2005 E&H graduate who has dedicated her life’s work to generous acts and nurturing the generosity she finds in others.
Spring means baseball season for many and thanks to generous support from local organizations this season brings an opportunity for some who may never have had the chance to play the game.
“When I sit and think about what my dream job would be, I realize this is it,” said Robyn Raines, who’s been director of the Southwest Virginia 4-H Education Center for the past two years.
It's time to head back to Whitetop Mountain for a parade of pancakes seasoned with a sea of syrup.
This year, Marion wants to go above and beyond to have the community and other fellow officers show their support for law enforcement officers -- active, retired and fallen.
The grants allow colleges and universities to provide professional development to teachers in an effort to reduce achievement gaps in math and science
A popular fishing spot in Chilhowie has been changed and hopefully enhanced by the removal of an obsolete low-water concrete bridge.
Volunteers are needed to help pick up litter March 26 at a regional stream cleanup at North Fork River Road between Saltville and Emory. Hosted by Upper Tennessee River Roundtable, the cleanup will begin at 2 p.m. and end by 4:30 p.m. Volunteers are asked to meet at the boat launch.
Optometry services are now being offered at the Saltville Medical Center.
“Rusty,” the Pet of the Week, is a 1-year-old male Shepherd mix. He is friendly and playful with the cutest bobtail. He’d love someone to play with. Who could resist that face?! He must be adopted by March 31.
As it’s making plans for the Smyth County Opportunity Fair, the Chamber of Commerce of Smyth County has extended its deadline for sponsors until March 27.
The Great Expectations program at Virginia Highlands Community College has changed the lives of more that 85 students in the foster care system.
Diannah Pennington shared Harvey Georges' iconic photographs with a group of residents at the Hayters Gap library in Washington County on Saturday.
A man who passionately worked to preserve this community’s history for future generations “has now slipped quietly into Smyth County’s history.”
Kiwanis Club of Marion is hosting a concert featuring the Class Act Band at The Lincoln Theatre on Saturday, March 28, at 7 p.m. General admission tickets will be $15.
The Mel Leaman Free Clinic of Smyth County is searching for an executive director.
As the trees begin to bud, the forest seems to come back to life. This time of year, the birds are active and spring is the time for many birds to display their bright colors. On Saturday, March 21, from 9-11 a.m., Hungry Mother State Park will host bird enthusiast Randy Smith.
Smyth County’s Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission will hold a joint public hearing March 26 at 7 p.m. for an electric-generating plant in Atkins.
The State Board for Community Colleges has certified finalists for the position of president at Wytheville Community College. The four finalists include Dr. Hara D. Charlier, of Abingdon, Virginia; Dr. Michael M. Robinson, of Marion, Virginia; Dr. Mark A. Smith, of Temple, Texas; and Dr. Dean E. Sprinkle, of Statesville, North Carolina.
The Marion branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will have an open house on Saturday, March 28, from 3 to 6 p.m.
“Clyde,” the Pet of the Week, is a handsome 2-year-old male lab mix. He waited patiently at an adoption event Saturday only to be disappointed. He is friendly and loves to shake hands. A donor has sponsored his neuter fee, so there is no fee required for his adoption! He must be adopted by March 24.
The flag at Marion’s town hall has been lowered, a gesture that remembers and honors the service of one of the town’s elected servants. Councilman James D. “Jim” Owens died Monday morning.
Upon the bookshelves in my home rest leather binders full of pieces of paper and photos that I have collected during my life. These papers tell the stories of my ancestors. I have a memory associated with the discovery of each document. These volumes contain the story of who I am. They are, easily, my most valued possessions. I often find myself wondering what will become of these books in coming generations.
A Marion area quilter has been selected as a semi-finalist for 2015 AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah, Kentucky, April 22-25, at the Paducah Expo Center.
In 1959, a gentleman named Bill Simmer entered the jail in Fairfax County to minister to the spiritual needs of those incarcerated there. He became their first chaplain and founder of the Good News Jail and Prison Ministry. Today that organization has chaplains in 22 states and 22 foreign countries.
Keeping kids as well as adults safe from the dangers of substance abuse and distracted driving is the mission of the Saltville H.O.P.E. Coalition, formed six years ago in response to the deaths of two teenagers.
Virginia Highlands Community College’s vice president of institutional advancement asked Smyth County leaders for funds to move forward with a partnership between his school and Wytheville Community College.
An Elk Creek woman apparently hanged herself Sunday in the playground at Rural Retreat Lake, police said. The body of 43-year-old Beverly Brown Montgomery was discovered around 12:45 p.m.
Taking a soil sample is a relatively easy task.
This morning, the town of Marion confirmed the death of Councilman Jim Owens.
The March of Dimes Virginia Chapter is working to advance maternal and infant health in Smyth and Washington counties by supporting the Baby Basics Moms Club Program through a grant to Mount Rogers Health District.
Efforts to replace the Mill Creek Water Treatment Plant in Chilhowie have been accelerated due to problems at the current facility related to recent winter weather.
“All area farmers, crafters, backyard growers, we want you!” That’s the message the Marion Regional Farmers Market is sending out. The town of Marion and Marion Downtown are accepting applications for the upcoming market season, which kicks off Saturday, May 2.
Students and their family members, school officials and special guests gathered Wednesday afternoon at Royal Oak Presbyterian Church in Marion for an annual awards presentation. Students were being honored by the Royal Oak Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution for their winning entries in the American History Essay Contest.
Several residents of Sycamore Road in Saltville came to the town council meeting Tuesday night to express outrage over losing water pressure a month ago and what they said were no straight answers from the town or water company.
On March 16 work will begin to remove the Marion Ice Plant Dam on the Middle Fork of the Holston River. The dam removal and the removal of a low-water bridge on the river later in the week in Chilhowie will remove barriers to fish passage and open up 15 miles of the river for wildlife and recreational use.
Members of the 1st Virginia Battalion U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps underwent an annual inspection in February at their headquarters of Mountain Empire Airport in Groseclose.
Jamie and Amanda Bradley were destined to be together. From childhood, their brief connection would grow into a love strong enough to envelop a family of five children and survive near tragedy in bringing the last two into the world.
All of us experience stress at times. It comes in many forms and is often characterized by symptoms of physical or emotional tension. Stress can be positive such as planning for a family vacation or negative like dealing with natural disasters. Stress can be beneficial by helping develop the skills needed to cope with and adapt to new and potentially threatening situations. Any benefits are lost, however, when it becomes severe enough to overwhelm one’s ability to take care of self and family. Symptoms of stress include tension and irritability, loss of appetite, anger, increased use of alcohol and drugs, feeling powerless, crying and problems sleeping. Learning healthy ways to cope with the stressors in your life can help put problems in perspective and help symptoms of stress subside.
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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.