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WCC band to perform Tuesday

The Wytheville Community College Concert Band, under the direction of Frank Pugh, will present its annual spring concert on Tuesday, May 5, at 7 p.m. in the George Wythe High School auditorium in Wytheville.

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Monday 05/04/2015
Dates set for Wytheville's Chautauqua Festival
Posted: May 04, 2015

The Wythe Arts Council Ltd. will bring its popular Chautauqua Festival-in-the-Park to Wytheville on June 20-27 this year. The parade and opening ceremony will be held Saturday, June 20.

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Sunday 05/03/2015
WCC offering creative writing class in the fall
Posted: May 03, 2015

Wytheville Community College is offering a class in creative writing on Monday evenings from 6 to 8:40 p.m. during the upcoming fall semester. Fall classes begin in August.

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Wythe communities to celebrate National Day of Prayer
Posted: May 03, 2015

Wythe County will join thousands of communities across the U.S. to celebrate National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 7, at noon. Two local observances are planned around this year’s theme, “Lord Hear Our Cry.”

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Saturday 05/02/2015
Wythe's Sheriff's Office recognized in Operation Pulp Friction
Posted: May 02, 2015

The U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of Virginia has recognized the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office for its work in Operation Pulp Friction. It presented a certificate of recognition to the department for assisting in the drug investigation.

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Republicans nominate candidates
Posted: May 02, 2015

The Wythe County Republican Party nominated local Realtor Brian McHone as its candidate for Circuit Court clerk in a three-way bid within the party. Republicans held their mass meeting Saturday to nominate nine candidates for the Nov. 3 General Election.

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Speedwell educator is station's teacher of month
Posted: May 02, 2015

Speedwell Elementary School kindergarten teacher Amy Grubb walked into the school gym Monday morning to attend an assembly program.

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Friday 05/01/2015
Wythe woman charged in Bland County man's death
Updated: May 01, 2015 - 4:26 pm

A 27-year-old Wytheville woman has been charged in the January death of a 23-year-old Bland County man. Deanna M. McClellan of 1782 West Lee Highway was arraigned Friday, May 1, on charges of felony homicide and felony drug distribution.

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Rural Retreat Farmer's Market gears up for season
Posted: May 01, 2015

The Rural Retreat Farmers' Market at the Depot will host a special plant market on Wednesday, May 20, from 2-6 p.m. at the Rural Retreat Depot. If you would like to participate please, contact the market manager, Tom Wynn, via email at depotmarketmanager@gmail.com or please leave a message at (276) 780-1690.

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Storms represents George Wythe at All-State Band event
Posted: May 01, 2015

Rebecah Storms represented George Wythe High School at the All State Band & Orchestra event this past weekend at Christopher Newport University. The Virginia All State Concert Band, Symphonic Band, & Orchestra are composed of the very best student musicians in the state of Virginia.

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Thursday 04/30/2015
Therapy dog makes old and young friends across Wythe County
Posted: April 30, 2015

When she jaunts through the library, heads turn. And the children just can’t help themselves.

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George Wythe does it again
Posted: April 30, 2015

The George Wythe High School English Mountain Academic Competition Conference team has done it for the second consecutive year – won the Super MACC Championship.

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STRICTLY OBSERVING: Weinermobile meets Zach
Posted: April 30, 2015

I never dreamed I’d see the Weinermobile up close and personal, let alone on my 30th birthday. Nevertheless, as my friend Chris DiYorio and I stopped for a meal at Carrabba’s Italian restaurant in Roanoke, VA before the ZZ Top concert, it was in plain view sitting in the adjacent parking lot of Valley View Mall. I asked Chris if it might be an imitator, but he was sure this was the real thing. Once we saw the Wisconsin license plates and the authentically registered trademark Oscar Meyer logo on the side, we were both sure we’d seen the real thing.

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Wytheville proposes hike in meals, lodging tax
Posted: April 30, 2015

No increases in personal property or real estate taxes or user fees are included in the town of Wytheville’s proposed $25 million budget for the 2015-2016 Fiscal Year. A 1 percent increase in meals and lodging tax, though, is being considered.

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Equestrians question trail plans
Posted: April 30, 2015

Equestrians came en masse Monday to protest the possible closure of horse trails in the eastern end of the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. They filled Wytheville Community College’s Synder Auditorium to standing-room-only capacity and held up black-and-white signs for all to see: Save Our Trials, No Closure Order.

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Wednesday 04/29/2015
41st annual Mount Rogers Naturalist Rally coming up in Konnarock
Posted: April 29, 2015

The 41st annual Mount Rogers Naturalist Rally provides such an opportunity, where individuals and families can participate in hands-on activities that teach about and showcase the highlands region.

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Fort Chiswell football coach resigns
Posted: April 29, 2015

Editor’s note: This story contains language that may be offensive to some.

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Relay event set for weekend
Posted: April 29, 2015

The countdown is beginning for this weekend’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Wythe County. The theme of this year’s fundraiser is “Why Do We Relay?” and 43 teams are registered to participate.

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Marion's Hungry Mother State Park to host Birding Adventure Weekend
Posted: April 29, 2015

New to Hungry Mother State Park this year will be the Birding Adventure Weekend May 1-3 with a something for all ages.

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No one hurt in Wythe school bus incident
Posted: April 29, 2015

No one was injured and no charges were filed after a Wythe County Public Schools bus and a pickup truck nipped bumpers Tuesday afternoon.

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Monday 04/27/2015
McHone gets Wythe Republican nod for court clerk
Posted: April 27, 2015

In a three-way race as the Republican candidate for Wythe County Circuit Court Clerk, Brian McHone was the winner. The local real estate agent received the majority of votes from delegates at Saturday’s GOP Mass Meeting.

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Sunday 04/26/2015
Cripple Creek Day is back: Help needed
Updated: April 27, 2015 - 12:47 pm

After a two-year absence, Cripple Creek Day will return in abbreviated form Saturday, May 23. The number of activities for the day will depend on volunteers organizing them.

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Saturday 04/25/2015
Wythe men face child porn charges
Posted: April 25, 2015

Accused of buying pornographic photos of one of his employees from the employee’s ex-boyfriend, a Wythe County hotel manager and the ex-boyfriend are facing child porn charges.

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Wythe grand jurors return indictments
Posted: April 25, 2015

After hearing evidence in criminal cases ranging from drug distribution to welfare fraud, Wythe grand jurors returned a host of misdemeanor and felony indictments on Monday.

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Friday 04/24/2015
Horse riders riled about trail closures
Posted: April 24, 2015

The local equestrian community is fighting plans by the U.S. Forest Service to close 200 miles of user-created horse trails located on the east end of the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area.

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Wednesday 04/22/2015
Gathering for games in Ceres
Posted: April 22, 2015

Blackbirds were all over the Peery Center Gymnasium Saturday evening. This pleased the folks inside to no end as they toiled for hours to capture the illusive fowl.

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Tuesday 04/21/2015
Elizabeth Crigger: Skeeter's icon remembered
Updated: April 22, 2015 - 8:40 am

Elizabeth Crigger worked at Skeeter’s World Famous Hotdogs for so long, nearly three decades, that for many people she was the face of the downtown eatery.

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Wytheville motorist found dead in flooded creek
Posted: April 21, 2015

A 65-year-old Wytheville man was found dead inside his vehicle Tuesday morning after it was pulled from the flood waters of Cripple Creek.

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Monday 04/20/2015
Next Wytheville Community College president tapped
Posted: April 20, 2015

Dr. Dean E. Sprinkle, of Statesville, North Carolina, will become the next president at Wytheville Community College, announced Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges. Sprinkle will begin his new post July 1, replacing retiring president Charlie White.

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Flooding hits Wythe, Bland
Posted: April 20, 2015

Wythe and Bland counties received inches of rain on Sunday, flooding areas all over the two counties. Schools in both counties were closed on Monday.

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Flooding closes Wythe roads
Posted: April 20, 2015

Wythe County emergency officials are closely monitoring flash flooding throughout the county, as numerous roads have been closed Sunday night and early Monday morning.

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Sunday 04/19/2015
Bland County buddies forge a financial friendship
Posted: April 19, 2015

John Thompson and Paul Lindamood have a friendship they can take to the bank. They grew up together in Bland County, attended the same schools, played the same sports and now work for the same business.

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Saturday 04/18/2015
Wytheville man sentenced in car theft
Posted: April 18, 2015

Convicted last month of five felonies related to stolen cars and cash, a 20-year-old Wytheville man was sentenced to two years and five months in jail during a Thursday hearing in Wythe County Circuit Court.

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Wytheville man sentenced on federal meth charge
Posted: April 18, 2015

A Wytheville resident was sentenced this week to a federal prison after pleading guilty to a charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

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Friday 04/17/2015
Driver cleared in Wythe hit and run
Posted: April 17, 2015

A driver who plowed his pickup truck into the back of an SUV on Interstate 77, left the scene and was found barefoot and bloody the next day walking down a road about a half mile from the crash was acquitted of hit and run on Thursday.

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Wytheville group home resident charged with rape
Posted: April 17, 2015

Accused of sexually assaulting a fellow resident in a local group home for the mentally and physically disabled, a 27-year-old Wytheville man has a court hearing set for later this month.

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Wythe supervisors considering tax, fee hikes
Posted: April 17, 2015

The Wythe County Board of Supervisors is considering a 5-cent real estate tax increase, initiating a $30 annual trash fee and increasing water rates by 5 percent. In addition, the board’s proposed budget does not include money to begin the second phase of the school system’s capital improvement plan.

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Get your documents shredded Saturday
Posted: April 17, 2015

Wytheville residents will have another opportunity to have confidential papers and other documents professionally shredded this Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Vet goes mobile in Wytheville
Posted: April 17, 2015

This doctor makes house calls.

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Wytheville Community College welcomes mountain music
Posted: April 17, 2015

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.

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Ceres Day set for May 2
Posted: April 17, 2015

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.

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Chords and culture: Bland County students learn mountain music
Posted: April 17, 2015

The new old time string bland class at Bland County High School is about more than music. It incorporates history, tradition and culture.

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Thursday 04/16/2015
Artisan tour set for Wythe County
Posted: April 16, 2015

Ever wonder how or why artists create their pieces?

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Teen cited in Rural Retreat chain reaction crash
Posted: April 16, 2015

Three cars were damaged on Tuesday morning in a chain reaction crash on North Main Street in Rural Retreat. A fourth vehicle at the scene escaped damage.

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Suit claims removed gallbladder wasn’t removed
Posted: April 16, 2015

The gallbladder wasn’t gone, according to a lawsuit filed last week by a Max Meadows man.

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Snowplow accident survivor files suit
Posted: April 16, 2015

One of two men who survived being hit by a snowplow two years ago is suing the snowplow driver and his employer for a million dollars.

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Wednesday 04/15/2015
Wytheville Community College presidential hopefuls spend time on campus
Posted: April 15, 2015

Officials hope to announce a new president for Wytheville Community College in the coming weeks.

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Thomas cleared in UT theft
Posted: April 15, 2015

A felony theft charge filed against University of Tennessee football player and Fort Chiswell High School standout Coleman Thomas, 19, was dropped earlier today.

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Angus group sets sale
Posted: April 15, 2015

The Southwest Virginia Angus Association held its annual meeting March 28 at the Riverfront Café in Chilhowie.

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Tuesday 04/14/2015
Water testing clinic coming April 22
Posted: April 14, 2015

Do you know what's in your water?

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