APEX Center Hosts Blue Ridge Bash Demolition Derby

WYTHEVILLE, Va. – A car crushing, gear jamming indoor demolition derby will take place at the Appalachian Regional Exposition Center on February 16.

Carolina Derby Promotions Owner Billy Monroe said drivers will take the green flag at 6 p.m. and the event will last until 10 p.m.

“We’ll have three big classes that night,” Monroe said. “We’ll have 80 drivers from around North and South Carolina, Virginia, Ohio and Tennessee. It’s going to be a good show. Most of the classes are filling up. It should be a good event.”

There are several different classes of vehicles that will take to the arena on February 16. The Full Size Class will be fighting for a $2,000 purse. The front wheel drive Compact Class will be battling for a $1,000 prize...

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Junior Appalachian Musicians Program Starts Up

JUNIOR APPALACHIAN MUSICIANS GROUP STARTS UP 

WYTHEVILLE, Va. – The sounds of banjos, fiddles, guitars and a host of students filled the Fourth Street Civic Center recently as the Junior Appalachian Musicians held their second class.

The Junior Appalachian Musician program or the aptly titled JAM program, for short, focuses on preserving traditional music and investing in local students.

JAM Regional Director Jim Lloyd is excited to be working with students in Wythe County.

“It’s great,” Lloyd said. “This is the best start-up class I have ever had. They do an hour of enrichment and an hour of study with us. We want to thank the community for all the support.”

Lloyd said learning about enrichment means studying about the history behind the instruments and music.

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Wythe County Receives $200,000 Grant

WYTHEVILLE, Va. – The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission recently awarded Wythe County with a grant in the amount of $200,000 for a Multipurpose Agriculture and Event Building which will be used by patrons of the APEX Center in Wythe County.

APEX Authority President Matthew Miller said the new structure will increase the marketability of the APEX Center.

“The new multipurpose ag building will facilitate a number of additional events and add to the capability of the APEX complex,” Miller said. “Thanks to both the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission’s funding and private donations, it will do so with very little tax payer funds. This new structure will increase the marketability of the APEX and add to its wide range of audiences.”

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School Resource Officer Position

SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER

One full time School Resource Officer position.

Salary $31,009.00 plus benefits.

Duties shall consist of, but are not limited to serving as a SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER under the COPS in Schools Initiative. Foster a relationship of trust, mutual respect and understanding to promote a safe school community. Serve as a positive role model in and out of the school environment. Effectively utilize timely communication coordination. Required to use crime prevention strategies such as providing information about student conflicts, crime trends, and situations that may cause disorder in school environment or community. General responsibilities necessary for the safety and good order of school and community...

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APEX Center

We are excited to start events at the new Appalachian Regional Exposition Center. As events begin at the APEX Center in the coming weeks, officials appreciate the public’s patience while some outside grading and landscape work is being completed. We appreciate your patience as we complete the final details of the project.

The first event scheduled is the Virginia Indoor Motocross Championships on January 18 and 19:

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For more upcoming events at the APEX Center, please see below:

http://appalachianexpo.org/upcoming-events/ 

 

 

 

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Wythe County Emergency Management Letter for January 10, 2019

January 10, 2019

To the Citizens of Wythe County

Wythe County could experience another winter weather event this coming weekend. At this time, predictions are still varying on the impact to our area.

Wythe County wants you to be prepared. Please make sure you have supplies in case the roads become dangerous or if power outages occur. Be prepared by having a food supply, water supply, batteries, warm clothes and blankets, an alternate source of power or heat, and/or a place to be with a generator. When the accumulation begins and the roads become difficult to travel on, please only travel if necessary. Colder temperatures will also be another issue. Please stay warm and check on your neighbors to make sure everyone stays warm...

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Prepare for Colder Weather

Finalized Cold Weather Tips

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Reminder about Dog Tags

WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Wythe County Officials would like to remind citizens that dog tags are on sale and due to be purchased by January 31, 2019.

Code Enforcement Officer A.B. Dunford encouraged residents to make sure rabies vaccinations are up to date. Please be aware that rabies inoculations are required prior to purchasing a dog license.

“Please get out now and get your dog tags and rabies shots for your animals,” Dunford said.

Dunford said officers will be doing compliance checks throughout the county to assure that all dog owners are compliant.

The price of the dog tags are as follows: 1 year $5, 2 years $10, and 3 years $15.

If your dog has been neutered or spayed the costs are as follows: 1 year $4, 2 years $8 and 3 years $10...

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Public Notice – Employment Water & Wastewater Department Wastewater Operator

The Wythe County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications for a full-time Water and Wastewater Operator or Operator Trainee for the Wythe County Water and Wastewater Department.

Job functions include operation and maintenance of the water and wastewater systems, which service nearly four thousand residential and commercial customers. Job duties include but are not limited to: operation of wells, pump stations, and wastewater treatment facilities; performing the necessary field and laboratory tests to ensure compliance with State regulations; maintenance of water distribution and wastewater collection systems.

The Operator Trainee will be required to obtain the necessary water and wastewater licenses as a condition of employment within a specified time period...

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Public Notice – Employment Water & Wastewater Department

The Wythe County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications for a full-time Water Operator/Maintenance position for the Wythe County Water & Wastewater Department.

Job functions include performing routine distribution operation, maintenance, emergency repairs, meter reading, improvements to water & sewer systems and other duties as directed. Must be self-motivated and have a team player attitude.

High school diploma required. Continuing education credits in the Water/Wastewater field and/or technical training a plus. Must hold or be committed to obtaining a Class V water license within 12 months of hire. Must have a valid motor vehicles operator’s license. Commercial Drivers licenses (CDL) required or be able to obtain within six months of hire date.

Applications may be obtained from...

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