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Smyth County

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  • Traffic Alert: Wreck on Interstate 81 in Smyth County cleared

    Traffic Alert: Wreck  on Interstate 81 in Smyth County cleared
    A crash that backed up traffic on Interstate 81 in Smyth County is now clear.  The Virginia Department of Transportation reported a three mile backup in the northbound lanes until the wreck was cleaned up. --------------- Expect major delays on...
  • 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. ...
  • Ninety-six percent of Virginia schools reach full accreditation

    Ninety-six percent of Virginia schools reach full accreditation
    Ninety-six percent of Virginia's public schools are fully accredited for the 2011-12 school year.  The Virginia Department of Education made the announcement Thursday.  The accreditation is based on performance of students on Standards of Learning and...
  • 9/11 Memorial Events

    Don't see your memorial, click here to submit it.  September 9 Lexington  Virginia Military Institute - 4:35 p.m. on the VMI Parade Ground - Parade is open to the public free of charge.   - Two plaques honoring alumni who have died in service to...
  • Truck fire slows traffic on I-81 in Smyth County

    Truck fire slows traffic on I-81 in Smyth County
    Northbound traffic on Interstate 81 in Smyth County came to a halt this afternoon as crews battled a truck fire. Around 2:30 this afternoon, the Marion Volunteer Fire Department responded to a truck fire in the interstate construction zone near Exit 45....
  • Two West Virginia Men Wanted in Tree Service Scam

    Two West Virginia Men Wanted in Tree Service Scam
    Blacksburg Police are trying to track down two West Virginia men who are accused of targeting elderly people in a tree service scam. Investigators say Shane McCoy and Frank Stanley of Princeton, West Virginia conned two older people into writing them...
  • Blacksburg Police looking for tree service fraud suspects

    Blacksburg Police looking for tree service fraud suspects
    Blacksburg Police are trying to track down two West Virginia men accused of targeting seniors in a tree service scam. Investigators say the Princeton, West Virginia duo conned people into writing them checks for cutting down trees. Shane Allen McCoy and...
  • Top 5 local weather stories of 2011

    Top 5 local weather stories of 2011
    The following are the top five local weather events in 2011 as voted on by the staff of the Blacksburg National Weather Service Office. You'll notice nearly all of the events were storm related, specifically tornadoes. 1. (Tie): The April 27th-28th...
  • Congestion causing backup on I-81 North in Smyth County

    Congestion causing backup on I-81 North in Smyth County
    According to VDOT, the congestion has cleared. ----------------- According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, the backup is now at 1.5 miles. ----------------- According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, there is a five-mile...