New River Regional Water Plant – Operator or Operator Trainee

The New River Regional Water Authority is accepting applications for a full-time Water Operator or Operator Trainee.

Successful candidates will be able to exert 10 lbs. of force frequently and 50 lbs. of force occasionally, operate a skid-steer loader, possess good communication skills, knowledgeable with computers, general knowledge of hand tools and chemical feed pumps, and follow written and oral instructions. This position requires candidates to be able to work shift-work, weekends and holidays.

Candidate must possess a high school diploma or GED, Virginia driver’s license issued by the DMV and good driving record.

Candidate must be able to obtain a class 4 Water Works license issued by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation within 12 months...

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Emergency Services Letter October 12, 2018

October 12, 2018

To: Wythe County

The waters from Michael are receding and the true damage from the storm is now showing. Roads have been washed out or damaged from moving water. VDOT is working hard to clear all debris and repair the damages that occurred. To find all the areas that VDOT is repairing, visit or use the 511 app. If you come across an area that needs repair or VDOT’s attention, call 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623). Please understand that these repairs may take time and VDOT is working hard to complete the repairs in a quick but safe manner.

Wythe County wants to thank its citizens for assisting in keeping everyone safe. Thanks to all the citizens that called neighbors or friends to check on them and make sure people were safe...

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Emergency Services Coordinator Letter Oct. 10

To: Citizens of Wythe County

As of this morning, Hurricane Michael was classified as a category 4 hurricane. Michael made landfall around 1:30 p.m. After landfall, the hurricane is moving Northwest into Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and then Southeast Virginia prior to heading back out to the Atlantic Ocean. This path is South of our area. The concern is twofold at this time. First, Michael is a very large storm. Our area could get rains from outer bands of the storms. Michael will also be meeting a front coming from the east that should keep it on this path, but bring us rains and cooler weather as the week continues. Second, this could be a changing storm. As we learned from Florence, Hurricanes can change from initial forecasts.

Wythe County is prepared for possible events th...

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Halloween Safety Tips



Halloween Safety Tips from Wythe County Emergency Services

 With Halloween coming up soon, the Wythe County Emergency Services Department has provided a few safety tips to keep in mind before the event. Please look over these safety tips to help keep everyone safe!

Halloween Safety Tips

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Veterans Memorial Highway – Dedication Celebration



WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Clyde Easter has been diligently working to preserve the memory of all veterans within the mountains of southwest Virginia.

For many years, Easter has strived to get U.S. Highway 52 through Carroll, Wythe and Bland Counties designated as Veterans Memorial Highway. Now, his dream is a reality. A dedication celebration is being held at each of the participating counties from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on October 20, 2018.

In a letter of support for Veterans Memorial Highway, Easter said: “Ladies and gentleman, I urge you to pass this resolution supporting the naming of U.S. Highway 52, Veterans Memorial Highway...

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Invitation for Bids – Ready Mix Road Drainage Improvements


Wythe County, Virginia, is seeking bids for the construction of drainage improvements on Ready Mix Road. The work consists of:

• 200 LF of CG-6

• 96 SY of entrance gutter

• 99 feet of 18-in HDPE pipe

• Three DI-1 drop inlets

• Two EW-1 headwalls

• Underground telephone relocate

• Minor pavement patch repair

• Erosion and sediment control

The work to be performed includes all labor, material, and equipment to complete the project.

Plans and specifications are available at the Wythe County Administrative Offices, 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, Virginia, 24382, or at the following internet cloud link:

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Wythe County Plans Free Tire Collection Day


WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Have a stack of old tires? Don’t know what in the world to do with them? The Wythe County Solid Waste Department will be holding a tire collection day on Saturday October 6, 2018.

Wythe County Code Enforcement Officer A.B. Dunford said the collection day provides an excellent opportunity for residents to discard tires.

“It’s a good day to have,” Dunford said. “It keeps tires off mountain roads and back roads. The event is free. It’s beneficial to everybody all around. It helps with enforcement and it helps keep crews from having to clean up dump sites.”

The event will be held at the Kents Lane Collection Center, located at 261 Kents Lane in Wytheville...

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WYTHE COUNTY, Va. – The Joint Public Service Authority of Wythe and Bland Counties will be hosting its annual Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day on Saturday, September 22, 2018.

The event is open to all Wythe and Bland residents. The day will be held at the Transfer Station located at 169 Kents Lane in Wytheville, Va. from 8 a.m. to noon.

According to officials, acceptable items for the disposal day include: computers and monitors, copiers, TV’s, ballasts, fluorescent lights, batteries, paints, poisons and corrosives.

Acceptable items also include: all kitchen cleaners, bathroom cleaners, gardening supplies, pool chemicals, poisons, all automotive fluids, floor care products, glues, wood preservatives, varnishes, paints, solvents, stains, creosote products, mercury products, rust r...

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Department of Emergency Management Letter for September 18

September 18, 2018

Citizens of Wythe County

Florence has moved North and away from Virginia. Although some of the effects are still in the county, we have survived with minor issues. Our hearts and prayers are with the communities of the Carolinas and Virginia that were so greatly impacted by this storm.

Wythe County would like to take a moment to thank all of its citizens for being prepared and making preparation to be safe during this storm. It takes everyone in the county working together to provide the safest community that we can. Thank you for being prepared.

Wythe County would also like to thank the First Responders (Firefighter and EMS), Law Enforcement Offices (Town Police and Sheriff’s Office), Public Works, and County and Town officials that helped in staying prepared and keepin...

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Volunteers Prepared Locally

Volunteers prepared locally for Hurricane Florence.

Red Cross Picture

Red Cross volunteers were on hand and prepared with food and supplies in case of an emergency Sunday afternoon at Draper Valley Pentecostal Holiness Church.

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