2021-10-20 E-Edition

Halloween Scene

The home of Justin Collins and Stephanie Patterson on Twin Springs Road outside of Nickelsville is appropriately decorated for the season with headstones, pumpkins, mums, ghosts and an abandoned pickup truck with caution tape in honor of Halloween.

GC Students Disciplined Over ‘Blackface’ Incident

A homecoming incident that occurred last week at Gate City High School ended with four students being disciplined for their involvement in a “blackface” incident. On the second day of the homecoming week activities, students were allowed to dress up to the “country/camo” theme. The students, who have not been identified, were seen in videos and photos posted to social […]

VCEDA Grant to Scott EDA Supports Tempur Sealy Expansion

A $100,000 grant to the Scott County Economic Development Authority to be used for workforce development and training needs to support an expansion by Tempur Sealy in that county which is projected to create 25 additional jobs within two years was closed recently by the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA). Headquartered in Lexington, Ky., Tempur Sealy operates two manufacturing […]

GC Council Votes to Increase Police Officers’ Salaries

The Gate City Town Council met last Tuesday night where they discussed possible raises for the town’s police force and invited the public to apply for funds available through the CARES Act to assist with water/sewer bills. The council met at 6:30 p.m. in the Gate City Town Hall for a second public hearing about a possible second phase of […]

Saturday Event to Increase Awareness of Domestic Violence

The statistics are frightening – Nearly one in four women and nearly one in 10 men have experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence and/ or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime, according to the CDC’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey. It’s been three years since Eva Marie Borders of Weber City was strangled to death by […]

Community Builder

Gate City Fire Chief Jeff Brickey and the Gate City Volunteer Fire Department was recently presented with a Community Builder’s Award by members of Catlett Lodge No. 35 AF & AM of Gate City. The program is designed to recognize and show appreciation to outstanding community-oriented achievements of non-Masons, who reside and work in the community. Brickey (center) has served […]

Scott Student Joins Virginia 4-H State Cabinet

Gate City High School senior Zackary Salyer was one of the four elected SWVA District Ambassadors for the Virginia State 4-H Cabinet in June 2021. The State 4-H Cabinet provides leadership for 4-H members and serve as a liaison between 4-H members and state staff. “Scott County 4-H is grateful to have young leaders in this area willing to apply […]

Music Composed by Combs Has Been Recorded, Sold All Over the World

Moments of Reflection. It must have been at least five years ago on a Saturday morning, I was playing the keyboard down in the orchestra pit at the Lazy Time Pickin’ Parlor, Weber City. The other members of the Pickin’ Parlor Orchestra that day were Jaycee Radford who played the upright bass and Grady Church who played the guitar. To […]

Food City Donates Gift Cards to Local Food Pantries

Since 1992, Food City in partnership with their customers has conducted their annual Race Against Hunger campaign to raise funds for local non-profit hunger relief organizations. “Hunger is a serious problem throughout our region. Food City is proud to be a part of the Race Against Hunger,” said Steven C. Smith, Food City’s president and chief executive officer. Throughout the […]