Monthly Archives February 2014

WYTHE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TOUR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION

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Following Tuesday’s board meeting, members of the Wythe County Board of Supervisors toured two county schools undergoing construction.

Members first visited the Sheffey Elementary School, where renovation work began last summer. Construction efforts include modernization of facilities, adding classrooms and building an entirely new gymnasium.

The gymnasium will double as a community center, which county officials plan to use in providing recreational programs to local residents.

Coy McRoberts, Supervisor of the Lead Mines District, expressed his excitement in the new community center, stating, “I’m the most anxious man in the county to see this construction project completed.”

The visit to Sheffey Elementary School featured a cafeteria lunch and guided tour, led by Dr...

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VIRGINIA EMERGENCY OFFICIALS: SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL POTENTIAL

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WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Wythe County’s emergency management team participated in a live conference call with state emergency officials, on the eve of what forecasters are referring to as “the biggest snowfall event of the year.”

Conflicting weather reports are calling for anywhere from 4-14” of snow for southwestern Virginia.

State officials informed county emergency managers that unlike previous snows this year, “where it had been cold in the days leading up to the event, the warmer weather could create a far wetter snow.”

Wetter snow has the potential to weigh heavily upon tree branches and power lines, creating the potential for loss of electricity due to downed limbs.

The snow is forecasted to begin sometime around noon tomorrow and is not expected end until Thursday afternoon.

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