Super Bowl & Cheermania held at Rural Retreat High School

LOCAL SUPER BOWL XXIV & CHEERMANIA HELD THIS PAST WEEKEND 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

LOCAL SUPER BOWL XXIV & CHEERMANIA TO BE HELD THIS WEEKEND

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 511virginia.org 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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Emergency Services Coordinator Letter Oct. 10

To: Citizens of Wythe County

As of this morning, Hurricane Michael was classified as a category 4 hurricane. Michael made landfall around 1:30 p.m. After landfall, the hurricane is moving Northwest into Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and then Southeast Virginia prior to heading back out to the Atlantic Ocean. This path is South of our area. The concern is twofold at this time. First, Michael is a very large storm. Our area could get rains from outer bands of the storms. Michael will also be meeting a front coming from the east that should keep it on this path, but bring us rains and cooler weather as the week continues. Second, this could be a changing storm. As we learned from Florence, Hurricanes can change from initial forecasts.

Wythe County is prepared for possible events th...

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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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Veterans Memorial Highway – Dedication Celebration

WYTHE COUNTY TO PARTICIPATE IN VETERANS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY

DEDICATION CELEBRATION

WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Clyde Easter has been diligently working to preserve the memory of all veterans within the mountains of southwest Virginia.

For many years, Easter has strived to get U.S. Highway 52 through Carroll, Wythe and Bland Counties designated as Veterans Memorial Highway. Now, his dream is a reality. A dedication celebration is being held at each of the participating counties from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on October 20, 2018.

In a letter of support for Veterans Memorial Highway, Easter said: “Ladies and gentleman, I urge you to pass this resolution supporting the naming of U.S. Highway 52, Veterans Memorial Highway...

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Invitation for Bids – Ready Mix Road Drainage Improvements

INVITATION FOR BIDS – READY MIX ROAD DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS

Wythe County, Virginia, is seeking bids for the construction of drainage improvements on Ready Mix Road. The work consists of:

• 200 LF of CG-6

• 96 SY of entrance gutter

• 99 feet of 18-in HDPE pipe

• Three DI-1 drop inlets

• Two EW-1 headwalls

• Underground telephone relocate

• Minor pavement patch repair

• Erosion and sediment control

The work to be performed includes all labor, material, and equipment to complete the project.

Plans and specifications are available at the Wythe County Administrative Offices, 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, Virginia, 24382, or at the following internet cloud link: https://cloud.wytheco.org/index.php/s/FYF7q0EzILFOGW5...

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