Last September, Chilhowie officials asked county supervisors for a deed change that would allow the town to erect a permanent structure for a farmers market. The process was proceeding smoothly until March when citizens began to air objections about the proposed site and, as of Thursday night, the proposal is now back in the hands of a town committee.
Saltville’s proposed $2,860,710 budget drew no comments at a public hearing Thursday night and council members voted to hold a special meeting on Friday, June 21, at 6 p.m. to adopt the FY 2012-14 town budget, which will be effective July 1.
The Smyth County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) continues its battle against meth labs, charging suspects in two meth cases that came about at the end of May.
Residents in three Southwest Virginia counties have been defrauded of several hundred thousand dollars by a con artist presenting a legitimate-looking investment package.
Teachers may be able to start setting up their classrooms at the new Oak Point Elementary School around July 22, with administration coming in just before that.
A drill and reciprocating saw sit in Ron Gilbert’s office. He talks about building and undertaking renovations easily, including plumbing and electrical work. Shelter is important, he knows.
With a budget in front of them Tuesday evening that didn’t raise taxes and cut the county’s deficit by about $900,000 from last year, the supervisors were ready to vote on the document that would guide spending and expenses for 2013-14.
Piggy Sue, an adorable miniature pot-bellied pig, helped raise $718.29 in the recent fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network by Walmart of Marion and Piggy Sue’s family, Debbie and Frank Smith of Chilhowie and grandsons Mack and Ethan. Most of the funds were donated through a “kissing booth” at Walmart last Saturday.
For 30 years, Teresa Brown has nursed people in hospitals and now in Francis Marion Manor. She’s seen her share of tragedies in those decades, but these six months later, she can’t make sense of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. “I don’t think anyone can,” she reflected.