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Wythe County Employees Graduate from Leadership Program

Three Wythe County employees recently graduated from the Leadership Development Program conducted by the Wytheville-Wythe-Bland Chamber of Commerce.

Crystal Holliday, Blake Stowers and Rhonda Vaught were recognized at the 72nd Annual Membership Awards Banquet on Nov. 1, 2018.


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Veterans Memorial Highway Celebration


WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Approximately 80 citizens joined Supervisors Hale, Vaught and Lester beneath the historic Shot Tower in Wythe County recently to  celebrate the dedication of U.S. Highway 52 as Veterans Memorial Highway.

Wythe County Administrative Assistant Rhonda Vaught said it was great to see the event take place. “I was very honored to be there,” Vaught said. “I  remember when Mr. Easter first started working on this project, so it was awesome to see this come to fruition after all these years. It was great to see all the  communities come together for such a good project.”

Wythe County Engineer William Vaughan also attended the ceremony at the Shot Tower.

“We had a good ceremony,” Vaughan said...

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Time change coming up this weekend!

Fall Time Changeresized

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Super Bowl & Cheermania held at Rural Retreat High School


WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Despite rain and cooler conditions, local fans still headed out to Rural Retreat High School to cheer on their teams in Super Bowl XXIV.

The first event on Saturday was Cheermania which kicked off at 9:30 a.m.

Students and parents packed the gym at Rural Retreat High School for Cheermania. Participants from cheer squads in Wythe and Bland Counties each performed a cheer, a chant and a dance.

“The girls seemed to have fun with their friends and teammates,” Wythe County Sports Coordinator J.B. Wright said. “This was the finale to their season.”

On the gridiron, the Max Meadows Vikings won the J.V...

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Local Super Bowl at Rural Retreat High School


WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Super Bowl XXIV & Cheermania will be held this weekend at Rural Retreat High School. The event is hosted by the Wythe County Parks and Recreation Department and the Town of Wytheville Parks and Recreation Department.

Cheermania kicks off at 9:30 a.m. and the Super Bowl game starts at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 27th.

Wythe County Sports Coordinator J.B. Wright said everyone is looking forward to having a great time at this year’s event.

“Come on out and have a good time cheering on your favorite team,” Wright said. “It’s going to be good football weather this weekend.”

The two elementary J.V. teams facing off on Saturday are the Max Meadows Vikings and the Sheffey Wildcats. This game kicks off at 12:30 p.m...

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Emergency Services Tips for Colder Weather

Finalized Cold Weather Tips

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Emergency Services Coordinator Letter 10/23/18

Prepare for Colder Weather

October 23, 2018

With colder weather forecasted for our area, Wythe County would like you and your family to stay safe. Wythe County has already had and is still forecasted for temperatures below freezing along with precipitation. Here are some initial tips to get you and your family prepared for the colder weather.

• Plan ahead! Keep a stock of extra food, water, batteries, blankets, and medicines in case of power outages or the unexpected. Keep informed of changing weather from local media.

• Wear layers when outside doing activities and stay hydrated.

• Bring pets inside or provide adequate provisions to keep them warm. Keep them hydrated with plenty of fresh water (not frozen) when outside.

• Make sure your address is visible from the street to assist e...

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New River Regional Water Plant – Operator or Operator Trainee

The New River Regional Water Authority is accepting applications for a full-time Water Operator or Operator Trainee.

Successful candidates will be able to exert 10 lbs. of force frequently and 50 lbs. of force occasionally, operate a skid-steer loader, possess good communication skills, knowledgeable with computers, general knowledge of hand tools and chemical feed pumps, and follow written and oral instructions. This position requires candidates to be able to work shift-work, weekends and holidays.

Candidate must possess a high school diploma or GED, Virginia driver’s license issued by the DMV and good driving record.

Candidate must be able to obtain a class 4 Water Works license issued by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation within 12 months...

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Emergency Services Letter October 12, 2018

October 12, 2018

To: Wythe County

The waters from Michael are receding and the true damage from the storm is now showing. Roads have been washed out or damaged from moving water. VDOT is working hard to clear all debris and repair the damages that occurred. To find all the areas that VDOT is repairing, visit or use the 511 app. If you come across an area that needs repair or VDOT’s attention, call 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623). Please understand that these repairs may take time and VDOT is working hard to complete the repairs in a quick but safe manner.

Wythe County wants to thank its citizens for assisting in keeping everyone safe. Thanks to all the citizens that called neighbors or friends to check on them and make sure people were safe...

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Halloween Safety Tips



Halloween Safety Tips from Wythe County Emergency Services

 With Halloween coming up soon, the Wythe County Emergency Services Department has provided a few safety tips to keep in mind before the event. Please look over these safety tips to help keep everyone safe!

Halloween Safety Tips

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