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Jul 17 2013

Gate City to Host Charity 5K Run for Local Girl

Last Year, Gate City officials organized a 5K run to raise money for the late Hayley White and her family while the young teenager battled a rare form of brain cancer. The event was so successful that Gate City Mayor Frances Perry thought it would be a good idea to hold a fundraising run again …

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Jul 17 2013

Nation’s Largest RAM Clinic Returns to Region

The Remote Area Medical (RAM) returns this weekend for its 14th year to the Wise County Fairgrounds to provide free dental, medical and vision care to rural communities. Last year, nearly 2,400 patients visited during the three-day event. This year’s event is expected to serve more patients over its three-day event. Volunteers begin seeing patients …

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Jul 11 2013

Teacher Requests Return to Seven-Period Day

A Gate City High School history teacher asked members of the school board to reconsider a return to its former seven-period day. At the July 2 meeting of the Scott County School Board held at the Scott County Career and Technical Center, Pat Davis suggested that the quality of learning and teaching would be enhanced …

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Jul 11 2013

2013 Dungannon Fourth of July Celebration & Parade

Here are scenes from the 2013 Dungannon Fourth of July Celebration & Parade:

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Jul 10 2013

Wadlow Gap Ruritan 2013 FunFest Block Party

Here are scenes from the Wadlow Gap Ruritan 2013 FunFest Block Party held Saturday, July 6 at the Wadlow Gap Ruritan Building:

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Jul 03 2013

Hiltons Bridge Re-Opens to Public

A bridge that spans the North Fork of the Holston River in the Hiltons on Route 58 has been replaced and is now open to vehicles. And even though the project wasn’t expected to be completed until later this month, officials with the Virginia Department of Transportation are happy to report it finished ahead of …

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Jul 03 2013

EDA Approves ‘Escrow’ Resolution

Members of the county’s economic development authority board reluctantly gave up control of $400,000 they have accrued during their management of the county’s community services building. The money, which has been placed in an escrow account, is the result of the “prudent” care of the Scott County Economic Development Authority. Earlier this year, the Scott …

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Jun 27 2013

2013 Nickelsville Days

Scenes from Nickelsville Days held Friday, June 21-23, 2013:

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Jun 26 2013

2013 Scott County Relay for Life

Scenes from the Scott County Relay for Life held at Legion Field in Gate City, VA on Friday, June 21, 2013:

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May 01 2013

County’s Early Chancery Records Available Online

When he first ran for elected office in 1999, Mark ‘Bo’ Taylor vowed to computerize and modernize the office he sought – the circuit court clerk’s office. After he was elected he was introduced to a unique partnership offered through the Library of Virginia, who agreed to transform early chancery causes in the county’s history …

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