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HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL DAY TO BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 22, 2018

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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Volunteers Prepared Locally

Volunteers prepared locally for Hurricane Florence.

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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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Vintage Baseball Game

Come watch teams square off during a vintage baseball game in Wytheville on September 9th.

The game will be played at the Wytheville Homestead Museum site at 3 p.m.

Come out and enjoy a vintage baseball game as the Bereans take on the Deacons!

 

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Barren Springs VFD Annual Fish Fry

The Barren Springs Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting its annual Fish Fry Sunday, September 9, 2018, starting at 11 a.m. Come support a local Fire Department and enjoy some great food.

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Barren Springs Volunteer Fire Dept. Hosting Annual Fish Fry This Sunday

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WYTHE COUNTY, Va. – The Barren Springs Fire Department will be hosting their annual fish fry this coming Sunday, September 10, 2017.

The fundraising event will be held at the Barren Springs Volunteer Fire Department and begin at 11 a.m.

In addition to providing a meal that will include a choice of ham or fish, plus three sides, plus a dessert and drink, raffle tickets will be sold for $5 each.

The 1st place raffle winner will receive a Savage Lightweight Hunter 6.5 Creedmore with a $250 gift certificate to New River Sports donated by Hilly Haven Market. 2nd place will receive a CVA APEX .50 Muzzleloader and 3rd place winner will be given a $100 Visa Gift Card.

All proceeds will benefit the Barren Springs Volunteer Fire Department.

For more information, contact Chief Josh Stitt, 540-239-8...

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LOCAL DENTIST PROVIDES FUNDING FOR AIR CONDITIONERS AT COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER

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WYTHE COUNTY, Va. – Dr. Brian Pettit and his wife Stacey moved to Southwest Virginia in 2013 and soon afterward launched a dental practice in the heart of Wytheville.

It was during this same time that the couple visited the local dog shelter and adopted a boxer named Ember.

“Rescuing Ember opened our eyes to the way dogs should be treated,” said Stacey Pettit, adding, “Ember quickly became a very important member of our family.”

It was because of the couple’s newfound love for their boxer that Stacey began volunteering at the Wythe County Animal Shelter.

Pettit, along with several others, arrive at the shelter at 8:30 in the morning and walk the dogs being housed, as well as give them “love and treats.”

“We just want to make for sure that the dogs have an opportunity to get...

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Wythe Co. Kid’s Fish Day Postponed Until May 20th

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The 2017 Wythe County Kid’s Fish Day, which was originally scheduled for tomorrow, has been postponed due to inclement weather.

The event, which gives children ages 15 and under the first opportunity to fish in newly stocked waters, has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 20, 2017, and will be held between 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

2017 Wythe County Kid’s Fish Day will be held at Cripple Creek’s Collin’s Cove / Cole Branch section (roughly midway between the communities of Cripple Creek and Ivanhoe, off Pope Rd.).

Wythe County Kids Fish Day is a joint partnership between the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries and Wythe County Parks & Recreation.

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‘KIDS FISH DAY’ EVENT TO BE HELD IN WYTHE COUNTY MAY 13

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WYTHE COUNTY, Va. – Wythe County’s Parks & Recreation Department is teaming up with the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries (DGIF) to host a “Kids Fish Day” on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

The event is just one of dozens of activities DGIF will be hosting throughout the Commonwealth this year aimed at giving children 15 and under the first opportunity to fish in freshly stocked waters.

The 2017 Wythe County Kid’s Fish Day will be held at Cripple Creek’s Collin’s Cove / Cole Branch section (roughly midway between the communities of Cripple Creek and Ivanhoe, off Pope Rd.).

“We’re excited to have the opportunity to partner with DGIF to help promote this great activity for the young anglers of our community,” said Kevin Williams, director of Wythe County’s Parks & Recreati...

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WCRS SECURES $198,925 IN GRANT FUNDING FOR PURCHASE OF AMBULANCE

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WYTHE COUNTY, Va. – This past week, the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services notified Wythe County that Wythe County Rescue Squad’s grant request of $198,925 had been approved by the Virginia Department of Health.

Despite its name Wythe County Rescue Squad is a private non-profit organization (the name is a geographic place reference only); however, the county agreed to offer assistance to the squad in preparing and submitting the successful grant application.

The money will be used to replace a vehicle that had been in service for over a decade and was beginning to experience major mechanical failures.

“We were very happy and pleased to be the recipient of this grant,” stated Danny Gordon who serves as the chairman of Wythe County Rescue Squad’s Board of Directors.

“Wit...

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Wind Advisory Issued for Southwest Virginia

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The National Weather Service (NWS) in Blacksburg, Virginia, is warning residents of our region that there is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms tonight and into the early morning hours of Thursday.

Even more concerning than the Thunderstorms, however, are the strong winds that are expected to pass through Southwest Virginia in the hours ahead.

At 3:39 p.m., NWS issued an urgent weather message stating, “An area of low pressure will deepen as it tracks from the Ohio Valley into New York on Thursday and Friday. As a result very strong and gusty northwest winds will develop across the Appalachians.”  As a result, a wind advisory will remain in effect from 8 a.m. Thursday to 8 p.m. Friday.

The wind advisory has been issued for southeast West Virginia, southwest Virginia and northwest N...

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