2021-10-27 E-Edition

#Voice 4 Eva

Local residents attend a special event and walk on Saturday to honor and remember the life of Eva Borders during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Among those participating are Luanne McMurray, Hope House Executive Director; Paula Dingus, Weekend Shelter Advocate; Jessica Smith, Outreach Coordinator/ Court Liaison; Trina Rollins, board chairman; Amanda Green, board member and Ruby Rogers, board vice chairman.

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 2

Although the deadline to request a mailin ballot has passed, local residents can still vote early in person at the Scott County Registrar’s Office through Saturday. Early in-person voting ends Saturday, Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. but the registrar’s office will be open on Saturday to assist those who want to cast their ballots before the Nov. 2 election. You […]

Health Department Offers All Three COVID-19 Boosters

Effective Monday, Oct. 25, the LENOWISCO Health District is offering COVID-19 booster doses of Moderna and J&J in addition to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Per CDC recommendations a single COVID 19 booster dose can be administered at least 6 months after completion of the mRNA (Pfizer BioNTech or Moderna) primary series to certain populations: 65 years and older Age 18 and […]

Gate City Man Killed in Car Crash

A Gate City man was killed Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash on Nickelsville Highway. At 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 24, Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Route 71 (Nickelsville Hwy.) approximately three-quarters of a mile south of Snowflake Road (Route 671). A 2018 Toyota Tacoma was traveling south on Route 71 when it ran off the […]

Rotary Club’s Shoe Fund Kicks Off for 32nd Campaign

For the past 32 years during the holiday season, a local civic organization has helped to make Christmas a bit brighter for local students. The Rotary Club of Scott County has provided more than 18,000 pairs of shoes and 36,000 socks to deserving youngsters enrolled in Scott County Public Schools. And this year, they hope to serve as many students […]

Hartsock Boys Earn Eagle Scout Honors

Benjamin Hartsock earned the rank of Eagle Scout in February 2010 with Troop No. 166. His parents are Lyle and Tammie Hartsock of Nickelsville. Dakota Hartsock earned the rank of Eagle Scout in June 2017 with Troop No. 86. His parents are Richard and Audra Hartsock of Gate City. Montana Hartsock earned the rank of Eagle Scout in June 2021 […]

Seven Residents of Fort Blackmore Shared the Name of ‘Myrtle Carter’

It’s party time. A few days ago, Jeanette Carter celebrated her 95th birthday. What a significant milestone! Her sons and their families celebrated this momentous occasion with Jeanette at her home in the Rye Cove Community. Happy Belated Birthday, Jeanette. Continued blessings and the all the best wishes are extended to you. Jeanette is a lifelong friend of our family […]

FSA Seeks Nominations for LAA 3

Farm Service Agency announces the county committee make up election for LAA 3. Nomination period closes Dec. 2. Scott County LAA 3 includes the areas from the Hancock County, Tenn. line up Route 629 (Robinette Valley Road) to US Hwy 23 to Route 643 (Bray Road), to Route 627 (Double Ford Rd) to Route 665 (Manville Rd) to Route 664 […]

Signs of Remembrance

Local residents carry signs in honor of Saturday’s event at Grogan Park to remember and honor victims of domestic violence.