2021-09-01 E-Edition

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Opening Game

The Twin Springs cheerleaders hold up a sign that certainly reflects a majority of feelings about wearing masks as the 2021 football season kicks off. Sorry! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below or Subscribe today! Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

SOL Test Results Reflect National Trends, Unprecedented Challenges

Results of Virginia’s 2020-221 Standards of Learning tests taken by students reflect the extraordinary circumstances faced by students and schools last year and establish a baseline for recovery from the pandemic. The 2020-21 SOL test results — required by federal law and released last Thursday by the Virginia Department of Education — followed trends on state tests nationwide. Pass rates […]

WC Council Considers Donating Property to a Council Member



Only three of the seven elected officials on the Weber City Town Council were physically present during last Tuesday’s meeting. With the interim mayor, Greg Smith, also absent, there was little discussed. The council met Tuesday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. for the August regularly scheduled monthly meeting. The few members that were present at the meeting rushed inside to […]

Scott County PSA’s New Billing System Goes Live

IIn an effort to lessen the pain of paying a monthly bill, the Scott County Public Service Authority unveiled a brand new billing system last Friday that gives them more flexibility and customer data at their fingertips. Trying to keep pace with their nearly 5,600 customers’ needs while making sure the water is continuously flowing to businesses and homes made […]

Ohio Man Killed in Single Vehicle Crash

A Ohio man was pronounced dead at the scene of a single-vehicle crash that occurred Sunday on Highway 23 just outside of Gate City. At 6:47 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 22, Virginia State Police responded to a crash on Route 23 near the 6-mile marker. A 2013 Ford F-150 was traveling south on Route 23 when it lost control, ran […]

MECC Issues Indoor Mask Mandate

Mountain Empire Community College issued an indoor mask mandate for all students, staff, and visitors on campus effective Aug. 5, following CDC guidance and a mandate by the Virginia Community College System. “MECC is committed to the safety of our students, faculty, and staff in making safetyrelated decisions based on the best guidance of healthcare professionals,” said MECC President Kristen […]

Large Tomato

Kyle Gibson grew this jumbo-sized German tomato on the Mac Pierson Farm. He credits Miracle Gro with assisting the growing process. It certainly looks like the perfect size for a tomato sandwich. Sorry! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below or Subscribe today! Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Briefs

The Lonesome Pine Regional Library Board of Trustees will not meet in September 2021. Mountain Memories Craft Show is set for Saturday, Sept. 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Stickleyville School Community Center. The show will be held outdoors unless there is inclement weather. The Stickleyville School Community Center Association is selling concessions. Proceeds benefit the upkeep and […]

Napoleon Hill Foundation Establishes Scholarship at U.Va.-Wise

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is pleased to announce the establishment of the James L. Oleson Napoleon Hill Foundation Bicentennial Scholarship. To show its deep appreciation for the leadership and service of Napoleon Hill Foundation Chairman, James L. Oleson, the Napoleon Hill Foundation Board honors Oleson in establishing this named-endowed fund that will forever memorialize his generosity of […]