2021-08-25 E-Edition

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New Pumpkin Farm to Open Sept. 4 in Nickelsville


For 30 years, Walter Manis provided pumpkins, gourds, fall décor and tons of fall fun for children of all ages from his Nickelsville farm. This year, the Punkin Man decided to hang up his jack-o-lantern. But never fear, Walter made sure he was handing over his business to a new generation of pumpkin farmers— the Johnson family, P.J. and Amanda, […]

SCC Approves Part of APCo Power Rate Rider Request

In a ruling posted Monday, the Virginia State Corporation granted approval to Appalachian Power Company to recover some of its environmental disposal expenses that is estimated to increase customer bills by $2.17 beginning in October. The SCC approved in part and denied in part an environmental rate adjustment clause (ERAC or rider). The rider recovers environmental compliance expenses associated with […]

MEOC Walkathon Slated for Sunday at Bullitt Park

Get your walking shoes out and plan to join an upcoming event that will help keep your older neighbors and friends warm this winter. Mountain Empire Older Citizens will host its 45th Walkathon on Sunday, Aug. 29, at Bullitt Park in Big Stone Gap. The 5K walk raises money for MEOC’s Emergency Fuel Fund for the Elderly, a program that […]

Editor’s Note:

‘The Scott County Virginia Star accepts Letters to the Editors on pertinent issues facing Scott County citizens. Please note that the views expressed in each letter is solely that of the author and does not reflect any opinion of the newspaper. Letters must be signed by the author and contain the complete name, address and telephone number of the author. […]

Lesson Learned, Always Listen to the Entire Message Before You Leave



The days of August are swiftly moving on. Hard to believe a week from now it will be Sept. 1. On last Friday and Saturday, I had to have my fix of gossip, widerange topics, and big tales and little tales under the porch at the Pickin’ Parlor. The other loafers who joined me on Friday were Paul Combs, Bill […]

The Return You’ve All Been Waiting For – The Hawg Is Back

Greetings, fellow readers and friends, it’s with great pleasure to say “we’re back.” Twice in one year you Scott Countians should feel blessed to have the presence of the mighty one himself around for a fall edition. Spring football wasn’t much to talk about as we had lackluster seasons and quite honestly just embarrassed ourselves in the process. I’ve thought […]

Lady Eagles Open Season With a Win Over Cherokee



For their volleyball season opener, the Rye Cove Lady Eagles walked away with a well-deserved win as they took the fifth game in a very close match against the visiting Cherokee Lady Chiefs. The Cove claimed their win of the 2021 season, 25-23, 26-28, 25-13, 21-25, 15-6, over the Tennessee school. The Eagles’ victory was the result of Madeline Love’s […]

Youth Volleyball Practice Begins Sept. 7

Interested senior citizens can participate in activities and fellowship at the following locations and times. Hiltons senior citizens interested in nutrition and socialization should contact the MEOC office at (276) 523-4202 or 1-800-252-6362. To schedule transportation, call MEOC at 1-800- 252-6862. All transportation is free through the end of 2020. Youth Volleyball Registration is underway for the 2021 SCRD Youth […]