2021-10-06 E-Edition

Scott Service’s Celebrates Second Anniversary With Achievement Award

Scott County’s alternative sentencing work program just celebrated its second year anniversary and celebrated with the receipt of an achievement award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The program, titled the Scott County Occupational Training and Treatment Service Program, or SCOTT Service for short, is a program that focuses on lowering the cost of incarceration in the county by […]

Ribbon Cutting to Celebrate Opening Three Trestles on Mendota Trail

The local community is invited to a special ceremony to highlight the restoration of three trestles aptly named Sunny Side, Wildwood and Abrams Creek Crossing on a long-anticipated trail. The public is invited to attend the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony related to the completed restoration of three trestles on the Mendota end of the trail. This will also close […]

Five More County Deaths Attributed to COVID-19

In slightly more than three weeks, the number of COVID-19 cases in county residents has increased by nearly 400. And the effect of lingering coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on local sports schedules and other activities. At yesterday’s count, there have been 2,831 cases of COVID-19 reported among county residents – an increase of 381 since Sept. 14. There’s […]

Home Craft Days Festival Returns to Highlight College’s 50th Anniversary

Mountain Empire Community College will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the college’s Home Craft Days Festival, Oct. 15-17, with the same great music, crafts and artistry that brings thousands to the campus each year. MECC, in coordination with the Virginia Department of Health’s COVID-19 mitigation team, has modified some events to promote the health and safety of all attendees. Masks […]

Local Author Finds Motivation in Children’s Books

After losing her passion for writing, a local author found a much needed push to write and publish her story at the height of the COVID 19 pandemic. April Carter is a Scott County resident who was born and raised in Scott County. A graduate of Gate City High School, Carter attended Mountain Empire Community College before transferring to King […]

LENOWISCO’s Project Trace Receives ARC Funding

A regional project in the planning district that will bolster the region’s specialty grain industry received a boost in grant funding. Last week, Gov. Ralph Northam announced that Virginia will receive more than $2.5 million in grants from the Appalachian Regional Commission’s (ARC) Partnership for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative. The funding will support broadband infrastructure expansion, […]

Fall Décor

Students in Lacey Hufnagle’s Career and Life Skills class at Rye Cove High School have been busy. They worked with custodians at the school to assemble the school’s fall decorations. Isaiah Griffin, Skyler Begley, and Jasmaine Darnell helped to paint the pumpkins and design the display. Custodians, Jon Dingus and Mitzi Barnette, along with students Hunter Edwards and Logan McReynolds […]

Scott County 4-H Issues a ‘Food Challenge’

This fall youth ages 8 – 18 have an opportunity to participate in the 4-H Food Challenge. At the 4-H Food Challenge contest, teams of three to four students receive a list of ingredients and have 40 minutes to create a dish. The teams then present their dish to judges are scored on preparation, serving size, food safety concerns, nutritional […]


The Lonesome Pine Regional Library Board of Trustees meets Thursday, Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. in the Harris Art Gallery at the Wise County Public Library. The finance committee meets at 12:40 p.m. to review monthly payables. Have you been affected by COVID? If you are a Scott County resident who has lost work, childcare or has otherwise been impacted […]