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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 new old time string bland class at Bland County High School is about more than music. It incorporates history, tradition and culture.
Ever wonder how or why artists create their pieces?
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.
The gallbladder wasn’t gone, according to a lawsuit filed last week by a Max Meadows man.
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.
Officials hope to announce a new president for Wytheville Community College in the coming weeks.
A felony theft charge filed against University of Tennessee football player and Fort Chiswell High School standout Coleman Thomas, 19, was dropped earlier today.
The Southwest Virginia Angus Association held its annual meeting March 28 at the Riverfront Café in Chilhowie.
Do you know what's in your water?
Starting later this month, members of the Wythe County Rescue Squad will be available to visit homes and advise residents on everything from injury hazards and smoke detectors to blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
Co-workers and friends of well-known local real estate agent Rosamary Fisher are rallying support in her battle with lymphoma. They are collecting donations for the Rural Retreat resident’s medical and travel expenses.
Cancer affects everyone – even children. Sometimes it robs them of their parents, grandparents, other close relatives and little friends.
The town of Rural Retreat is considering adopting an ordinance that will eliminate vehicle decals and include the fees associated with them in annual property tax bills.
The following Virginia Department of Health restaurant and food service inspections were performed in March. The department’s general definitions of critical and non-critical violations are also included. Additional information about each violation can be found on the agency’s website www.vdh.state.va.us (Mount Rogers Health District):
A man and woman are facing felony drug charges after police searched a Wytheville motel room last week.
A house on Peppers Ferry Road in Wytheville was damaged by fire and smoke on Thursday afternoon. It was the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Shinault.
The Wythe County Historical Society Research Library has a new look.
In the fall of last year, the Wythe County Board of Supervisors voted to sell by auction several surplus properties owned by the county. County officials say auctioning these tracts will allow local residents an equal opportunity to purchase land at a fair-market price.
Coming back from Bluefield, West Virginia, last month, Mike Reed was driving on old Hwy. 52 across the East River Mountain when he spotted a blue carpet. Someone had pitched it at an illegal trash dump along the side of the mountain.
Deb Brown Vrsansky of Wytheville is a staunch supporter of cancer research. She credits the advances already made in prevention and treatment with saving her life and the lives of many others.
Two out-of-town men have been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. One of them was also charged with soliciting for sex after offering money to a female, police said.
More than 70 visitors from nine states attended the 20th Family History Institute held at the Wytheville Meeting Center on March 28.
One night when she was about 7 years old, Kim Headlee had a dream about paddling a canoe up the Mississippi River, then climbing a mountain to find a cave full of skeletons and a ghost.
Child abuse is never something that should be tolerated on any level. However, having recently become a parent myself, there is a particularly sick feeling I get at the thought of someone hurting a child. Virginia Coalition for Child Abuse Prevention, the Virginia Department of Social Services and Prevent Child Abuse Virginia have all teamed up in to raise awareness about the role everyone can play in valuing children and strengthening their families, according to a press release. That release states that in the fiscal year of 2014, there were 50,136 children reported as possible victims of abuse and/or neglect. The Virginia Department of Social Services found that 6,792 children were maltreated, and of those, 37 children died as a result of abuse and/or neglect.
Occasionally in The GHA Corner the Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association’s columnists will profile one of the First Families program ancestors. The ancestor must have lived in what was then Wythe County prior to Dec. 31, 1810, and the applicant who submitted the application must have a direct line of descent from the ancestor. Because most family files contain only the line of descent from ancestor to applicant, the profile will not contain details of the ancestor’s entire family; however, such facts that are contained in the file will be included in the column.
Local candidates seeking a political party’s nomination for a spot on the Nov. 3 General Election ballot have several weeks to gather supporters.
The Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association is offering classes in genealogy for beginners at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 16. The classes will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a period of six weeks.
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.
Danny W. Collins will begin serving Wytheville Baptist Church as interim pastor on Easter Sunday, April 5. He is the retired pastor of Fairlawn Baptist Church, located in Fairlawn.
Fourteen East Tennessee State University students recently attended a workshop on radio astronomy at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute in Brevard, North Carolina.
Five years ago, a Wisconsin community worked tirelessly to give a group of World War II veterans the trip of a lifetime. Volunteers raced against the clock to get every local veteran, most of them in their 80s and some even older, to Washington, D.C., to see the memorial built to honor them in 2005, nearly 60 years after the war.
Anticipating an April arrival of a new little life into our household, I went on an early search for ingredients to make up Easter baskets for the older children. My hope was to make sure my spouse didn’t have to do a mad-scramble if we happened to labor through Good Friday and Holy Saturday. In the same way we’ve packed bags for a trip to the hospital, so are the Easter baskets filled and ready.
Labeled a violent sexual predator in February, a Tazewell County man who’s already served his criminal sentence for a 1987 Wythe County forcible sodomy conviction will be confined for at least one more year.
The Big Walker Soil and Water Conservation District will offer white pine seedlings for the 2015 spring planting season. The bare-rooted seedlings are being made available for small reforestation projects, soil erosion control, windbreaks, screens, wildlife habitat, and home landscape projects.
On Sept. 11, 2009, I gave up free tickets to see ZZ Top in Roanoke in order to go to my buddy Josh Sharitz’s bachelor party. I promised my friend, Chris DiYorio, whom I stood up, that I would make it up to him. Five and a half years later, I finally made good on my promise. I had to break my rule of never spend more money on a ticket than I did for Phil Collins. The legend-blues rockers demanded $98 a ticket including facility fees. It also happened to be my 30th birthday, which made the evening even more special. While I can’t say the show was worth $100, the memories my longtime pal and I had for my 30th birthday were priceless.
Distinguished Concerts International New York City (DCINY) has announced that the Wytheville Community College Choir and Director Cynthia Jackson have been invited to perform at New York City’s prestigious Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in a production of Mark Hayes’ Requiem.
Virginia Cooperative Extension will be offering a new program in Wythe County beginning in April.
The Listening Room at Ron Ireland Studio presents an evening of music with Mark Stepakoff on Friday, April 10, from 7 -8:30 p.m.
It was early Friday morning, Feb. 27, when the Wytheville Police Department raided a West Fulton Street residence and discovered a large stash of narcotics, including heroin, valued at $3,000 to $4,000.
Aware that many local people need quick cash and that banks are making few small loans prompted Bobby Mullins to action.
In what one school official called a “freak accident,” a 6-year-old Speedwell Elementary School student was hurt on Tuesday afternoon after falling through the door of a moving school bus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.