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Friday, January 11, 2019

We are excited to start events at the new Appalachian Regional Exposition Center.

As events begin at the APEX Center in the coming weeks, officials appreciate the public’s patience while some outside grading and landscape work is being completed.

We appreciate your patience as we complete the final details of the project.

The first event scheduled is the Virginia Indoor Motocross Championships on January 18 and 19:

For more upcoming events at the APEX Center, please see below:
Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 10, 2019

January 10, 2019

To the Citizens of Wythe County

Wythe County could experience another winter weather event this coming weekend. At this time, predictions are still varying on the impact to our area.

Wythe County wants you to be prepared. Please make sure you have supplies in case the roads become dangerous or if power outages occur. Be prepared by having a food supply, water supply, batteries, warm clothes and blankets, an alternate source of power or heat, and/or a place to be with a generator. When the accumulation begins and the roads become difficult to travel on, please only travel if necessary. Colder temperatures will also be another issue. Please stay warm and check on your neighbors to make sure everyone stays warm. Additionally, please plan for pets that are outside in the colder temperatures.

Please keep yourself informed of any changes that are occurring due to the weather. Watch or listen to local stations and watch the Wythe County Facebook page and homepage for updates. We will keep you informed as things change. Watch local media for closures and cancellations that might occur due to the weather. If you have any questions please visit wytheco.org for further information. Let’s stay safe and informed.

Curtis W. Crawford
Emergency Services Coordinator

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Wythe County, Virginia, is seeking sealed bids for the supply of all materials and the labor to install a 4-yard trash compactor box at the Rural Retreat, VA trash collection and recycling center, located at 330 Gienow Rd, Rural Retreat, VA 24368. Bids should be labeled “Compactor Bid” and addressed to the attention of Martha Collins, 340 South 6th St, Wytheville, VA 24382. Bids should be received no later than 2 p.m. on January 25th, 2019. 

The following minimum specifications should be adhered to: 

  • Compactor box size should be 4 yard, and green in color
  • Electrical breaker, conduit, and wiring for the motor not to exceed 50’
  • Motor size to be 208/230-volt 3PH 20HP
  • Phase converter
  • Reservoir Tank size of at least 70 gallons
  • Maximum Force rating of 77,000 Lbs.
  • Min 2 horizontal ram supports
  • Heavy Duty capacity ratchet binder/hooks
  • UL listed electrical components
  • Keyed lock on/Off switch to ensure that only authorized personnel can us the compactor.
  • A quantity of (2) 40 yard octagon receiver boxes, green in color 

Concrete pad will be supplied by owner. 

Appointments for any site inspection or questions should be addressed to Billy Bowers at wbbowers@wytheco.org.

Thursday, January 03, 2019

WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Wythe County Officials would like to remind citizens that dog tags are on sale and due to be purchased by January 31, 2019.

Code Enforcement Officer A.B. Dunford encouraged residents to make sure rabies vaccinations are up to date. Please be aware that rabies inoculations are required prior to purchasing a dog license.

“Please get out now and get your dog tags and rabies shots for your animals,” Dunford said.

Dunford said officers will be doing compliance checks throughout the county to assure that all dog owners are compliant.

The price of the dog tags are as follows: 1 year $5, 2 years $10, and 3 years $15.

If your dog has been neutered or spayed the costs are as follows: 1 year $4, 2 years $8 and 3 years $10. Dog tags can be purchased at the Treasurer’s Office inside the Wythe County Courthouse.

According to Dunford, rabies cases have been confirmed in Wythe County, so dog owners need to make sure that all rabies vaccinations are current.

For more information about rabies, please check out the following link:

Dunford said that keeping your animals vaccinated is the best form of protection from this deadly disease for both residents and their pets.

Wythe County dog tags went on sale October 1, 2018.


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

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Wythe County, Virginia, is seeking proposals for the construction of roads and parking areas at the Appalachian Regional Exposition Center (APEX) near Fort Chiswell, Virginia.  The work to be performed includes all labor, material, and equipment. 

Item A.  Access road to east parking area: fine grade and compact 560 ft of roadway and 30 foot radius cul-de-sac; deliver, grade, and compact 5,800 ft3 of unspecified stone material (4-in depth); deliver, grade, and compact 5,800 ft3 of 21-A aggregate (4-in depth).  Additive bid item A1: place 13,000 ft2 of VDOT Type D blot seal or 2-in bituminous plant mix (18 ft road width). 

Item B. East parking area: fine grade and compact parking area; deliver, grade, and compact 32,000 ft3 of unspecified material (4-in depth). 

Item C.  Road to north soccer field: fine grade and compact 1,200 feet of road; deliver, grade, and compact 21,000 ft3 of unspecified material (4-in depth). 

Note:  the term “unspecified material” refers to a product equal to a Salem Stone (Wytheville, VA) classification. 

Project location map can be found at https://cloud.wytheco.org/index.php/s/TnrJuYsC6tQoocW

Point of contact for further information or questions is Mr. William E. Vaughan, PE, County Engineer at phone (276) 223-4500 or email wevaughan@wytheco.org. 

Proposals will be received at the Wythe County Administration Offices, 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, Virginia 24382 until 5:00 P.M. local prevailing time on January 25, 2019.    

Wythe County encourages the participation of MBE/WBE type firms. 

Wythe County reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals.