Updated: Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 2:19 p.m.
Introducing… Staunton River Regional Industrial Facility Authority (SRRIFA)!
February 23, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m.
This afternoon, officials from Hurt, Altavista, Danville, Pittsylvania County, Commonwealth of Virginia, Southern Virginia Regional Alliance, and Southern Virginia Multimodal Park (SVMP), LLC met at The Willows for a public ceremonial signing of a Letter of Intent to create SRRIFA, a partnership of local governments and private enterprise to stimulate economic growth in the Staunton River region, particularly the SVMP. Today is a great day in Hurt! Additional information and photos have been posted under the economic development and news/current events tabs above.
Photo courtesy of Altavista Journal Editor Tim Dalton
A New Sign For A New Time…
January 5, 2017
Above: Vice-Mayor Norman Bivens (L) and Public Works Director Ed Hodges (R) proudly display a new welcome sign that was erected this morning along Business 29 North at the town limits. Travelers entering Hurt from the nearby U.S. 29 bypass will be treated to this prominent display of hospitality, which is also intended to present a warm welcome and positive first impression to commercial prospects eyeing the newly established Southern Virginia Multimodal Park as a place to set up enterprises.
Photo courtesy of Ron Rowland
Our town’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony (the first one in Hurt) made for a pleasant evening and helped set the stage for the start of a new tradition, as citizens of all ages gathered for a time of community fellowship and holiday spirit. Thanks to everyone who attended and participated in what we are hopeful will become an annual event. If you missed the Santa visit and/or the tree lighting, or if you did attend and wish to better remember, please see the pictures below from December 11, 2016. (Images may take a few minutes to load).
Photos courtesy of Dixie Poindexter
Congratulations, McCormick Family/Riverside Arena!
Above, the McCormick family (L to R: Jo Ann, Winston, Walter, Courtney, and Susan) display dual awards recently presented to them by an NTPA track official (R). McCormick’s Riverside Arena, LLC was named Friendliest Track of the Year and Best Commercial Track of the Year for 2016 by the National Tractor Pullers Association. Obviously, their debut event was an over-the-top success!
Hurricane Matthew brought over 4 inches of rain to the Hurt area from the early morning hours of Friday, Oct. 7 through Saturday night, Oct. 8. Thankfully, Virginia was spared the serious damage experienced by our neighbors from North Carolina to Florida. Local travel was disrupted in some areas by stream flooding, not the least of which occurred along Country Club Road at the entrance to The Willows on Saturday evening (below).
The race is on! McCormick’s Riverside Arena officially opened with its debut event Friday evening, August 26 with an NTPA truck and tractor pull. Above, the first contestant makes tracks…
A “sign of the times” appeared Monday, August 22… Hurt is moving forward !
a peaceful summer Sunday afternoon on the southern side of town