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  • Canadian Geese are making a mess in Smyth County

    Canadian Geese are making a mess in Smyth County
    The U-S Department of Agriculture Wildlife services won't be rounding up some pestering Canadian geese in Smyth County, Virginia today. Leaders in Saltville say about 400 Canadian geese are making a mess of their town. The department was supposed to...
  • Virginia business to give away complete wedding for a soldier

    Virginia business to give away complete wedding for a soldier
    If you're a soldier living in Smyth County, Virginia you could win a free wedding. A business in Marion Virginia is giving it away.    There are some exceptions, though.    You must be from or currently live in Smyth County.   You have to be...
  • Faking out gypsy moths in southwest Virginia

    Faking out gypsy moths in southwest Virginia
    Pilots were ready to drop specially scented pellets in parts of Southwest Virginia Tuesday. The hope is to slow the spread of the "all- eating' gypsy moth.        The plan was to put these planes in the sky, but the rain kept them on the ground. Mike...
  • Marion says July 4th fireworks will depend on contributions for a bigger bang

    Marion says July 4th fireworks will depend on contributions for a  bigger bang
    Fireworks are a popular Fourth of July tradition in Marion, and this year the Smyth County town is hoping residents will help to cover the cost. Faced with rising expenses and dwindling dollars, leaders say the town cannot shoulder the entire cost...
  • Smyth County remembers veterans with impressive display

    Smyth County remembers veterans with impressive display
    Communities across Virginia are preparing to observe Memorial Day, and Smyth County is recognizing its veterans with a unique display.   American flags and white crosses fill the lawn of the Smyth County Courthouse. The Veterans of Foreign Wars placed...
  • UPDATE: Number of Appalachian Power customers without power at 95,000 in Virginia

    UPDATE: Number of Appalachian Power customers without power at 95,000 in Virginia
    2:25 p.m. update: There are about Appalachian Power 95,000 customers without power. -------------------------------- Noon update: There are still 107,000 Appalachian Power customers without power in Virginia. Appalachian Power says the outages...
  • Firefighters injured during high school bonfire in Marion

    Firefighters injured during high school bonfire in Marion
    Three volunteer firefighters were injured after a debris pile exploded during a high school bonfire in Marion, Virginia Thursday evening, Authorities say students and supporters had gathered for the annual homecoming bonfire. The firefighters who were...
  • Virginia Department of Education releases SOL results

    Virginia Department of Education releases SOL results
    Ninety-three percent of Virginia's public schools are fully accredited, according to numbers released Wednesday afternoon by the Virginia Department of Education. According to the VDOE, 96 percent of elementary schools and 88 percent of middle schools...
  • Police chase in Smyth County leads to arrest of wanted 16-year-old

    Police chase in Smyth County leads to arrest of wanted 16-year-old
    A police chase in Smyth County on Tuesday afternoon involving a 16-year-old wanted for questioning by the Connecticut State Police resulted in an arrest and a felony charge. According to a news release, a Wythe County deputy patrolling the Rural Retreat...
  • UPDATE: About 3,600 CVEC, 1,300 Appalachian Power customers without power

    UPDATE: About 3,600 CVEC, 1,300 Appalachian Power customers without power
    10 a.m. UPDATE: 1,262 CVEC members remain without power. ============================ 9 a.m. UPDATE: Around 3,600 Central Virginia Electric Cooperative members are without power from Wednesday's storms. There is a downed wire affecting the Piney...
  • Updated: Road conditions in the News7 viewing area

    Updated: Road conditions in the News7 viewing area
    Here is a news release from VDOT:   BE ALERT TO SLICK TRAVEL CONDITIONS IN AREAS OF SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA Wednesday, January 26, 2011 – 10 p.m.   BRISTOL –The Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) asks motorists to...
  • Millions of dollars headed to local school systems to help with construction projects

    Millions of dollars headed to local school systems to help with construction projects
    Millions of dollars are headed to local school systems to help with new construction, renovations and expansion projects.  The Virginia Department of Education announced Wednesday the allocation of $229,551,000 in Qualified School Construction Bonds. ...