May 16 2013

Three-Ball Memorial Golf Tourney Set for May 25-26

Senior Citizens Interested senior citizens can participate in activities and fellowship at the following locations and times.  Hiltons senior citizens interested in nutrition and socialization contact the Mountain Empire Older Citizens’ office at (276) 523-4202 or 1-800-252-6362. To schedule transportation call MEOC at 1-800-252-6862. Nickelsville senior citizens meet the first Tuesday each month at 6 …

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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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Apr 18 2013

Debating the Math on Education Funding

During the General Assembly’s 2013 session, state legislators debated how much to spend on public education. But has education funding been going up or down? It depends on whom you ask. Democratic politicians and the Virginia Education Association say funding for the commonwealth’s public schools is at its lowest level since 2008. Gov. Bob McDonnell …

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Apr 18 2013

Jennings Returns to Lead County’s 911 Office

She has been involved in law enforcement in one capacity or another since 1980 and now heads up the county’s 911 office. Janice Jennings, or as most know her ‘Tutti,’ has been on the job as the Scott County 911 Director for five months during which she has handle some difficult situations. Her first job …

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Apr 10 2013

Virginia State Police Investigate Crashes Following Tuesday Afternoon Traffic Pursuit

Two Virginia State Police troopers continue to recover tonight after being injured in a pursuit Tuesday afternoon (April 9) in Scott County. Virginia Senior Trooper J.C. (Jamie) Lawson remains in serious condition at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn. Virginia Senior Trooper B.K. (Brian) Hubbard has been treated and released from Wellmont Holston …

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Mar 20 2013

The Crooked Road Promotes Harmony Not Discord

On an icy day in January 2003, a small group of volunteers from throughout Southwest Virginia sat around a pot-bellied stove at the Carter Family Fold and planned The Crooked Road. Lunch was prepared and a fervent blessing said by Jeanette Carter. The Crooked Road has always been, and continues to be, about the traditional …

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Mar 20 2013

State Parks Introduce ‘Tree-mendous Adventure’ Geocaching Program

New for 2013, Virginia State Parks is introducing the statewide geocaching program, “Tree-mendous Adventure,” with a focus on identifying Virginia trees. Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game where a GPS unit is used to find hidden containers (geocaches) in various locations. Geocaching combines technology with good old-fashioned outdoor fun. The basics are simple: a …

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Mar 20 2013

The Crooked Road Promotes Harmony Not Discord

On an icy day in January 2003, a small group of volunteers from throughout Southwest Virginia sat around a pot-bellied stove at the Carter Family Fold and planned The Crooked Road. Lunch was prepared and a fervent blessing said by Jeanette Carter. The Crooked Road has always been, and continues to be, about the traditional …

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Feb 27 2013

Blue Devils Hold Off Bearcats for Regional Title

  Over the past few years, Gate City and Virginia High have developed a healthy rivalry on the hardwood and the two always give the fans their money’s worth. The Bearcats ended Gate City’s season last year in the postseason. However, the Blue Devils earned a little redemption with an 86-79 victory over Virginia High …

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Feb 20 2013

Hicks’ Friday Night Jams Receives Scott County Tourism Award

Allen Hicks Friday Night Jams recently received the Scott County Tourism Customer Service Appreciation Award. “Allen was recognized for his continued efforts to keep old-time traditional music alive by creating a new venue where pickers can gather every Friday night,” said Pam Cox, director of tourism, Scott County.  “This new venue additionally brings visitors to …

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