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Wythe County Holds Special Meeting PDF Print E-mail

WYTHE COUNTY HOLDS SPECIAL MEETING

WYTHEVILLE, Va. – On Friday, November 2, 2018, the Wythe County Board of Supervisors held a special meeting at 5 p.m. to consider recommendations from the APEX Construction Committee.

The special meeting was called by the Chairman because the committee’s recommendations were both weather and time sensitive and the next regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors would not occur until November 14. Several of the items recommended by the committee needed to be addressed promptly before the arrival of sustained cold temperatures.

The Board of Supervisors approved construction of a concrete pad and appurtenances for installation of propane tanks for heating the arena portion of the building. They also approved installation of seventy-five (75) feet of sidewalk on the south side of the building that was not specified in the plans. This will provide better access from the handicap ramps on the west side of the building to the ticket booths and main entrances of the building.

The Board also approved a change order for construction of the access road and handicap parking areas. When the contract with the general contractor was approved last year, the access road and handicap parking areas were deducted. The approved change order adds those items back to the contract and improved the surface from the blot seal application specified in the original plans to using bituminous paving. The funding for the above items was planned for within the current construction budget, but affirmative action was needed by the Board of Supervisors to continue with the necessary change orders for construction.

In additional items, the Board approved transferring funds from donations received from the SWVA Horseman’s Association, that are currently held in a reserve fund, to the county’s general fund to pay for bleachers scheduled to be installed within the next two weeks. The Board has also been working with the Virginia Department of Transportation to have Ready Mix Road brought up to VDOT standards. The Board approved awarding a contract to King General Contractors in the amount of $66,775.20 for drainage improvements required to bring the road into compliance.

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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 
Veterans Memorial Highway Celebration PDF Print E-mail

WYTHE COUNTY PARTICIPATES IN VETERANS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY DEDICATION 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. “Mr. Easter made a special appearance. He’s the one who pulled all this together over the years.”

Clyde Easter has been working to preserve the memory of all veterans within the mountains of southwest Virginia for several years. Easter is from the Fancy Gap area of Carroll County, Va. Easter is a twice wounded veteran of World War II.

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.

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. I believe that by doing so that it would perpetuate, and preserve the memory of all veterans of all wars, those that survive, and those that gave their lives for the freedom we enjoy today.”

U.S. Marine Corps retired Lt. Colonel Tim Maxwell was the keynote speaker for the event in Wythe County. Maxwell was injured in combat when his operating base in Kalsu was mortared by an enemy attack in 2004. He had shrapnel tear through the left side of his body and two pieces embedded in his brain. Maxwell pushed himself through rehabilitation. Out of the situation he saw an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of other Marines. He established a Wounded Warrior barracks at Camp Lejune, NC so that no Marine would go through the recovery process alone.

Tim and his wife, Shannon, run Sempermax Support Fund and Semper Fi Farm in Rural Retreat, Virginia. They are committed to helping wounded, ill, and injured veterans of all service branches and all wars find support and renewed purpose.

Maxwell served 21 years as an infantry officer in the U.S. Marine Corps before retiring in 2009.

Several citizens took part in the event by driving antique cars in the U.S. 52 Veterans Memorial Highway Procession as it traveled from Bland County, Va. to Carroll County, Va. Events were also held in Bland and Carroll counties celebrating the day.

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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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Last Updated on Monday, 05 November 2018 16:03
 
RFP - Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System PDF Print E-mail

Wythe County, Virginia is seeking proposals from controls firms for on-call support services for the County’s existing potable water utility Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, as defined in the County’s RFP Documents. Copies of these documents are available at by CLICKING HERE.

Proposals will be received by Stephen D. Bear, County Administrator, 340 South 6th Street, Wytheville, VA 24382 until 3:00 PM local prevailing time on Tuesday November 20, 2018. 

 
SPECIAL CALLED BOARD MEETING PDF Print E-mail

The Wythe County Board of Supervisors will convene in regular session on Friday, November 2, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. to review recommendations for the Appalachian Regional Exposition Center construction project and Ready Mix Road improvement project. Click here for agenda.

The meeting will take place in the Board Room of the County Administration Building, 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, Virginia.

By Order of the
Wythe County Board of Supervisors

 
Local Super Bowl held at Rural Retreat High School PDF Print E-mail

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. Super Bowl 27-20 in a very close game which went into overtime with the Sheffey Wildcats.

Sheffey was up 14-0 in the first half and Max Meadows came back and took the lead 20-14 before Sheffey scored with 30 seconds in the 4th quarter. This sent the game into overtime.

In overtime, Max Meadows scored first. Then Sheffey got a shot at the end zone. On the last play of the game, Sheffey made it to the 1 yard line, but was unable to score the touchdown which would have tied the game in overtime.

“Everybody was on the edge of their seats during that game,” Wright said.

Wythe County Parks and Recreation Director Kevin Williams also said the game was exciting.

“You couldn’t have asked for a better game,” Williams said. “It was great to see the season end with an exciting game like this one.”

Later on in the afternoon, the Wytheville Maroons Silver beat the Wytheville Maroons 40-0.

“The first half was close,” Wright said. “Everyone was tackling well. Neither offense could get anything going. Then in the second half, the Wytheville Maroons Silver turned up the heat.”

Wright sends his thanks to everybody involved this season, both on and off the field. “Thanks to all the coaches, referees, parents, and volunteers, for their contributions this season,” Wright said. “We also wish to thank our sponsors: Williams Meat Processing, Nationwide Insurance-David Martin, Clarke Precision Machine, Boone Tractor of Ft. Chiswell and other donors for sponsoring the event. This sponsorship allowed Blake Holmes and Jacob Underwood to broadcast the game on 95.3 WXBX.”

The event was hosted by the Wythe County Parks and Recreation Department and the Town of Wytheville Parks and Recreation Department.

 

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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 
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