Nothing – not sickness, not appointments, not vacations, not mental health days, not even mourning – kept Amber Brooks from attending school.
Gyanu and Jane Erie Shrestha credit their impeding adoption of a child to being foster parents.
Ralph did not wreck the May 17 outdoor movie in the park. The 71 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms did.
The Wythe Grey Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will hold its annual memorial service at East End Cemetery on Saturday, May 25, at 11 a.m. In case of rain the memorial service will be held at Lebanon Lutheran Church on West Lee Highway. The public is invited.
The Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads held its quarterly District 7 meeting in Wythe County on Saturday, May 11.
Members of the Speedwell Volunteer Fire Department recently concluded more than 200 hours of training.
In its 25th year, the annual Run for the Wall motorcycle ride dedicated to veterans, prisoners of war and those missing in action stopped in Wytheville on Wednesday and left on Thursday morning. Hundreds of riders crowded into Withers Park on Wednesday afternoon and later enjoyed a meal from the Wytheville Moose Lodge. The riders left on Thursday morning on their way to Washington, D.C.
Motorists, who anticipate enjoying the extended time off from work by traveling around the commonwealth during the holiday weekend, can expect to see an increase in Virginia State Police troopers on the road with them. The additional patrols statewide are part of the annual Operation C.A.R.E., (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) to reduce crashes, fatalities and injuries associated with speed, failure to wear seatbelts and impaired driving. The state-sponsored, national program encourages law enforcement agencies to increase its visibility and traffic enforcement efforts on major travel holidays. As a result, state police will boost patrols around the commonwealth beginning Friday morning, May 24, at 12:01 a.m. and continue through midnight, Monday, May 27.
From staff reports