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Monday, May 20, 2019

In compliance with Section 15.2-2401 of the Code of Virginia and amendments thereto, the Wythe County Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing to consider amending Ordinance No. 2018-03 entitled, “Transportation Service District for Grouse Ridge Road of Wythe County, Virginia”. The Board of Supervisors will hear comments from citizens concerning the adoption of the proposed amendment. 

The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at 7:05 p.m. in the Board Room of the Wythe County Office Building, 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, Virginia. 

Click HERE to see copy of proposed amendment.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

WYTHEVILLE, Va. – American Flags and patriotic music filled the auditorium on Fourth Street as veterans on their way to the nation’s capital stopped by Wythe County for a short ceremony.

Honor Flight Northeast Tennessee Founder and President Edie Lowry helped organize the group of veterans for the trip.

“Honor Flight is taking a group of veterans to Washington D.C,” Lowry said. “We have WWII, Korean and Vietnam Veterans on this trip. We have twenty veterans. We’re taking them to the memorials that were built in their honor. We will see all the memorials on Saturday.”

Lowry said she started doing fundraisers for St. Louis and the Kansas City hub in Missouri. Lowry said she started praying to God about a new project when she moved to Tennessee.

“I prayed to God for two years to help me decide if I was capable of doing this, and sure enough I’m on my fourteenth mission,” Lowry said.

Lowry said it is very emotional to see all the veterans come together and tell their stories.

“We have a lot of history,” Lowry said. “As we travel up the road to Washington, just to listen to their stories, what a rough life they had to live for our freedom. They are not thanked enough. This is a way to thank them. Our Vietnam Veterans never got that welcome home. Honor Flight Northeast Tennessee promises them they will get that best welcome home party that they well deserve.”

Wythe County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Joe Kincer was the emcee for the event.  

“Today we are welcoming the Honor Flight Chapter out of east Tennessee,” Kincer said. “It’s a group of veterans who are traveling out of Johnson City to see the memorials that were built in their honor. This is the fourth year that they have stopped here. They usually stop here as part of a welcome to Virginia and Wythe County. We want to show them how much they are appreciated for what they have done and what they do.”

Kincer said the two trips he went on with the veterans in the past meant a lot to him.

“I’ve had the honor of traveling with them on two trips,” Kincer said. “When you get the honor of sitting on that bus with them and not reading the history book, but listening to the men and women who wrote the history book and lived it. It is a real honor to get to hear that. We appreciate our local Ft. Chiswell High School band and our JROTC from George Wythe High School. They’ve been very supportive over the years. Citizens also show up and tell these guys how much they appreciate them.”

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Wythe County Board of Supervisors is accepting sealed bid proposals for the replacement of pavers and concrete in front of the Circuit Court Building and the General District Court Building. The specifications & bid sheet may be found HERE.

All bids should be marked “Paver Replacement” and sent to the attention of Martha Collins, 340 South 6th Street, Wytheville, VA 24382. Bids should be received no later than 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 24th, 2019. All inquiries about the project should be directed to Billy Bowers at wbbowers@wytheco.org or by calling 276-223-6119.

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Pursuant to Section 15.2-2506 of the Code of Virginia and amendments thereto, the Wythe County Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing to give the citizens of Wythe County an opportunity to comment on the proposed County Budget (which includes the School Board Budget) for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 and the tax levy for Calendar Year 2019.

The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in the Board Room of the Administration Building, 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, Virginia, at 7:00 p.m.

Please visit the following links to view the full public hearing notices:

Wythe County FY20 Budget and CY19 Tax Levy

Wythe County School Board FY20 Budget

FY20 Advertised Expenditure Budget

FY20 Advertised Revenue Budget

 

Monday, May 06, 2019

WYTHEVILLE, Va. – A tall stack of repair manuals for cars of all different makes and models now stands at the library thanks to a generous donation from the local Advanced Auto Parts.

Wythe County Public Library Branch Manager Anita Libby said this will be a great asset to people across the region. 

“In the past, I have had a need for car and truck repair manuals,” Libby said. “We have not been able to supply that need because of the cost of the books. They are about $30 a piece. If you see this collection here, it is 79 books that were donated from the Wytheville Advance Auto. You multiply that by $30 and that is a healthy collection.”

Wytheville Advanced Auto Parts General Manager Rick Ferrence said his team is glad to help out the library.

“We’re just glad to help out the people of the county by donating it,” Ferrence said.

Libby said this is a gracious gift to the library.

“It will more than please so many residents to just be able to pull out their library card and pick up a book and fix whatever is wrong with their car,” Libby said. “This idea came from a customer who went to the Advance Auto in Wytheville, and said I wish we could check these out at the library. Then the management over there started thinking about it.” 

Libby said officials then contacted West Wytheville District Board of Supervisor Member Charlie Lester about the idea.

“Lester said I’m pretty sure they would be receptive,” Libby said. “So he had them deliver them over here. I’m just amazed. They start in the 90’s and some of them go up to 2016. The manuals are for basic car repairs. We’re very fortunate that businesses in the community reach out to other people’s needs. It is community outreach to a local library. It warms your heart when a corporation will reach out and do something for a community.”

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Wythe County officials, please call Blake Stowers at 276-223-4522 or email Blake at wythepio@wytheco.org