Monthly Archives February 2019

Appalachian Indoor Showdown at the APEX

OUTLAW KART RACING TAKES ON THE APEX CENTER SATURDAY NIGHT

WYTHEVILLE, Va. – The Appalachian Indoor Showdown is coming to the Appalachian Regional Exposition Center this weekend.

Millbridge Speedway Promoter Jeremy Burnett said officials have four Outlaw Kart Classes and four Flat Cart Classes lined up for Saturday night.

“The Outlaw Karts have 100 horsepower,” Burnett said. “The flat carts are racing for a $20,000 bonus. If they win all four classes they win an extra $20,000.”

Doors open at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23. Tickets are available at the door only for this event. Grandstand tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 6-12, and free for children five and younger.

The Appalachian Indoor Showdown will feature eight classes of kart racing...

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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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