Have you been affected by COVID? If you are a Scott County resident who has lost work, childcare or has otherwise been impacted by COVID, Appalachian Community Action and Development (AppCAA) is ready to provide assistance. With support from Scott County, AppCAA is helping people pay bills or otherwise make ends meet through a one-time payment of up to $500. […]


The Gate City High School Class of 1970 reunion is set for Oct. 30 at MeadowView Conference Center in Kingsport, Tenn. If you have not received your invitation letter, contact Della Tipton Bays, 386-7212 or email dellabays52@ The Gate City High School Class of 1968 resumes its annual Christmas breakfast tradition Saturday, Dec. 4 at 9 a.m. at Golden […]

The Clinch Coalition Receives Grant Award

The Clinch Coalition has received a two-year grant totaling $45,000 from the Building Equity and Alignment for Environmental Justice (BEA) Fund. “The Clinch Coalition is grateful to receive this recognition and support as a long-standing, local environmental organization with the mission to protect and preserve the forest, wildlife and watersheds of our National Forest and surrounding communities for present and […]

Edna (Lane) Carico

Edna Faye (Lane) Carico, 86, of Gate City, passed away Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 with her family by her side. Edna was born March 18, 1935 in Scott County and was the daughter of the late Miles Canary and Mattie Loretta (Strong) Lane. In addition to her parents, her husband of 66 years, Lessie Arnold Carico (Dec. 2020); great-grandson, Camden […]

Mary Lou McDavid

Mary Lou McDavid, 77 of Nickelsville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021after a lengthy illness. She was born April 23, 1944 to the late Buren Gillespie and Lizzie Hartsock Gillespie. She was a lifelong member of Culbertson Chapel United Methodist Church. She worked at the Kingsport Press for many years. Mary Lou loved her grandchildren and her special nephew, Patrick. […]

Rosenda Lucille Mendenhall

Rosenda Lucille Mendenhall, 78, Duffield, passed away Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, at her residence. Mrs. Mendenhall was born Aug. 5, 1943 in Scott County to the late Claude and Ella Collier Bledsoe. In addition to his parents, her husband, Loyd Clayborn Mendenhall; sisters, Lettie Carter, Dorothy Pearcy, Thelma Owens and Regina Tilly; brothers, Jerry Bledsoe and Elmer Bledsoe preceded her […]

Helen Bernice Quillen

Helen Bernice Quillen, 86, of Fort Blackmore, passed away Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, at Holston Valley Medical Center. She was born June 22, 1935 to the late Thurman Castle and Annie Eliza Gibson Castle. She was a founding member of Fort Blackmore Holiness Church and later served as pastor for over 20 years. Helen continued as pastor emeritus and faithful […]

Lillian Cecilia Smith

Lillian C. Smith, 91, of Weber City, VA passed away Monday, Oct. 25, 2021 at Nova Health and Rehab after an extended illness. She was born May 14, 1930 in Vallscreek, W.Va. to the late William Doak Altizer and Alma Lockhart Altizer. In addition to her parents, Lillian is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Walter Smith (1985); son, […]

Auction Set for Oct. 29

The 10th Annual Three Rivers Art Auction hosted by Upper Tennessee River Roundtable on Friday, Oct. 29 at the Abingdon Winery in Abingdon. Art auction tickets are $25 for an individual and $40 for a couple. Tickets include a glass of wine, appetizers, and entrance to both silent and live auctions. A silent auction will be held from 6 to […]

Lilly’s Pad LLC Approved for VCEDA Seed Capital Grant

While materials availability issues have pushed back the planned opening of Lilly’s Pad LLC, owner Lilly Thacker said the project to renovate property at 24390 Dickenson Highway, near Spearhead Trails’ Ridgeview Trail as a short-stay rental option in Dickenson County, is nearing completion. Lilly’s Pad LLC, was recently approved for a $6,500 Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) seed capital […]