SVCHS clinics integrate behavioral, physical health
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As the director of behavioral health at Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems, Marcy Rosenbaum knows a behavioral health crisis exists in this region, which is underserved by mental health counselors. SVCHS saw that it could help and has done so…
Run for the Wall returns home to Wytheville
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After a two-year COVID-induced absence, Run for the Wall returned home to Wytheville on Wednesday. The biker-based group that raises awareness of America's POWs and MIAs from all wars, typically spends the night in town on its way to Washington,…
RAM clinic benefits from E&H location
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The new location for this past weekend’s Remote Area Medical clinic at Emory & Henry College and its protection from the weather seemed to please patients, volunteers and staff.
Local officers graduate training academy, Marion recruit recognized with Michael Chandler Leadership Award
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Three men who will serve and protect the people of Smyth County graduated from the region’s intensive basic training academy last week. One of those men earned recognition that reminds all officers of the risk their work carries and the…
E&H hosts RAM clinic, bringing dental, medical, vision and hearing services to area’s underserved patients
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Patients, staff and volunteers all appeared pleased with the new location for the Remote Area Medical clinic at Emory & Henry College this weekend.
United Way honors Wythe County Public Schools
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The United Way of Southwest Virginia recently honored the Wythe County Public School system for its work in ensuring students are prepared for life after graduation.
Annual RAM Clinic to be held in Emory this weekend
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The Remote Area Medical (RAM) Clinic that has for several years taken place at Mountain Empire Airport on the border of Smyth and Wythe counties has been relocated to the campus of Emory & Henry College in Emory in Washington…
Fatal fire prompts 'Sound the Alarm' campaign in Hall Addition
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Volunteers will go door-to-door in the Hall Addition this weekend to help install smoke detectors as part of the American Red Cross’s “Sound the Alarm” campaign.
Marion VFW recognizes law enforcement with annual Officer, Trooper and Deputy of the Year awards
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Three town police officers, a county deputy and a state trooper ​had their praises sung Thursday evening as agency leaders and VFW members gathered to recognize law enforcement in Smyth County who demonstrated outstanding and professional police work in 2021.
FCMS science teacher is Wythe Teacher of the Year
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Fort Chiswell Middle School science teacher Teri Goad has been named the Wythe County Teacher of the Year by the Wytheville-Wythe-Bland Chamber of Commerce.
Bland County issues burning ban
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In the wake of several small brush fires and two larger forest fires, along with dry and windy weather conditions, Bland County has initiated a ban on open-air burning in the county. The ban went into effect May 12 and…
Wythe Relay for Life is Saturday at Elizabeth Brown Memorial Park
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For the first time in recent memory, Wythe County’s Relay for Life event will not be held at Withers Park. Instead, this year’s event will be held at Elizabeth Brown Memorial Park on May 21 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Chilhowie, Saltville police and county middle schoolers join Ukraine relief efforts
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Local police and middle school students have joined a growing number of Virginians helping with relief efforts to aid Ukrainians under attack or displaced by a Russian invasion of their country.
Back of the Dragon overlook honors memory of local physician
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It was an emotional moment for Ron Thomason as he looked out at the beautiful overlook he led the effort to create on the Back of the Dragon.
Louthen discovers his artistic bones; Appalachian Spirit Gallery to celebrate first Artwalk of 2022
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For decades, Eddie Louthen didn’t believe he had an artistic bone in his body. This Friday, the 1977 graduate of Marion Senior High School will celebrate the opening of his first photography exhibit.
Smyth sets budget priorities
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Coming in at more than $106 million, Smyth County’s proposed budget for the coming fiscal year is focused on four overarching areas: public safety, education, youth recreation, and continuing to make its water and sewer operations more self-sufficient.
Southwest Virginia's health and poverty rate closely correlated in report
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Southwest Virginians continue to have some of the state’s poorest health outcomes and face some of its most challenging health factors, according to a new report.
Hall Addition fire prompts serious look at hydrants, access
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The April 15 house fire that claimed the life of an 8-year-old Marion boy weighed on the hearts and minds of the county’s supervisors and launched a discussion at their meeting last week on fire suppression and bolstering firefighters’ access…
Wythe supervisors address higher property values
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Wythe County’s property reassessments have been mailed out and the value of Wythe County properties has soared with some homeowners reporting values increasing by more than 50 percent and tens of thousands of dollars.
Smyth to receive $30K to help with countywide water study
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Smyth County is putting its water systems in the spotlight. Last Friday, officials got news that they’re getting some federal help with the work. U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner announced that $30,000 of federal money is being directed…
Radford named new Bland County schools superintendent
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The Bland County School Board has completed its search for a new superintendent and is pleased to announce the selection of Bland County native Mrs. Laura Radford for the position. Current Superintendent Scott Meade will be retiring as of June…
Day of Prayer gathering to take place at noon in Marion
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Gatherings for National Day of Prayer are taking place across all 50 states. In Marion, a gathering of pastors and individuals is scheduled for noon at the flagpole next to town hall on Main Street.
'If I Were Mayor' essays draw recognition of Smyth middle school students
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Olivia Wyatt and Colton Ferland may just be in middle school, but they are already thinking about the problems their towns face and how they might be solved. They’re not alone as dozens of other Smyth County seventh-graders put their…
Smyth library unveils digital-only card, new website and extended loan period
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A new digital-only library card, a new website and an extended loan period were all unveiled by the Smyth County Public Library earlier this week.
Barren Springs man convicted of manslaughter in shooting death
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A Barren Springs man pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter on Wednesday morning in the 2020 shooting death of his stepson.