Monthly Archives January 2014

ARRANGEMENTS MADE TO KEEP GERTA’S HOUSE OF MUSIC & BINGO OPEN WHILE BUILDING IS BROUGHT TO CODE

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WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Earlier today, Wythe County officials met with the owner of Gerta’s House of Music, in order to discuss possible solutions to the county’s notice that the buildings were without proper permits.

According to county officials, two buildings on the owner’s property were being used as assembly halls for bingo and dancing events, despite only having been issued building permits to serve as a storage building and mercantile, respectively.

Following today’s meeting between the property owner and members of the Wythe County Board of Supervisors and county administration, the Wythe County building official visited the structures to discuss steps needed in order to have the buildings’ use reclassified as assembly halls.

The Wythe County building official discussed code ...

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Wythe County & Town of Wytheville Parks & Rec Departments Team Up For Winter Basketball Season

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WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Wythe County and the Town of Wytheville’s department of parks and recreation have teamed together to create a youth basketball league for sixth and seventh grade school children.

The league is comprised of seven boys teams and four girls teams, representing county schools and the Town of Wytheville.

The season is slated to begin Monday, January 27, 2014, at Max Meadows Elementary School, and will conclude with the championship games, which are scheduled for Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the Wytheville Community Center.

“We’re excited to have the Town of Wytheville’s two teams joining our league, as the addition will lead to greater competition...

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WYTHE COUNTY OFFICIALS PARTICIPATE IN FEMA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TRAINING

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WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Two members of the Wythe County Board of Supervisors, the county’s engineer, public information officer and director of emergency communications dedicated much of this week to preparing for unthinkable disasters.

The training is part of a national program launched by FEMA, known as the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

The purpose of the program is to establish a comprehensive, national approach to incident management by federal, state, territorial, Tribal and local responders.

Artie Hall, Vice Chairman of the Wythe County Board of Supervisors, says the training was very helpful.

“Unimaginable disasters occur every day across the nation...

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Radford Cheer & Dance Camp

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Virginia Tech Men’s Basketball Youth B-Ball Tickets

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All youth basketball players 13 and under, plus one guest, will receive FREE admission to the Virginia Tech Men’s Basketball game vs. Maryland (2/1/14) by using the voucher at the link below.

Enter the game through the Promotions Entrance (Gate 8), located inside the main lobby of Cassell Coliseum.  The coupon may be used for entry into the game to sit in any unoccupied seat.

Download Virginia Tech Men’s Basketball Youth Basketball Day Tickets Here

(Download may take a few minutes)

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WYTHE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY FLOODED DUE TO BROKEN PIPES

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WYTHEVILLE, Va. – The Wythe County Public Library has been closed indefinitely, due to overhead pipes freezing and then bursting.

 The bursting pipes are responsible for flooding the building’s children’s section, as well as offices and bathrooms, with an estimated 300-350 gallons of water.

 The problems began yesterday afternoon, when the heat pump froze due to the extreme temperatures, forcing the device to enter into defrost mode.

 With no working heater, the building’s overhead PVC pipes quickly froze and then burst.

 Throughout the afternoon the busted pipes inundated the library with water, until the flooding was discovered around 6 p.m.

 Billy Bowers, Wythe County’s buildings and grounds maintenance supervisor, says that county employees are working to vacuum the ground ...

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WYTHE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT URGES RESIDENTS TO USE CAUTION IN EXTREME COLD

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