2021-11-03 E-Edition

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DCR Acquires Property for Additional Fishing, Boating Access

A Scott County property located near the intersection of Copper Creek and Clinch River is among 30 conservation projects that will be purchased by grant funds provided through the Virginia Land Conservation Foundation (VLCF). In an announcement last Thursday, the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation announced $7.5 million in grants, which will fund 30 conservation projects and protect 8,000 […]

Southwest Swing

Republican guberantorial candidate Glenn Youngkin and other candidates for statewide office stop by the annual Kilgore BBQ on Sunday afternoon in Manville. (Clockwise from top left) Youngkin steps off his campaign bus. Del. Terry Kilgore and wife, Debbie, talk with Winsome Sears, LG candidate. Loads of delicious desserts await guests. The crowd dined on barbecue sandwiches from Backdraft BBQ. Terry […]

More Than $2,000 Received in Shoe Fund’s First Week

A sizable number of donations have been received this week to jump start the 2021 Shoe Fund campaign. Beginning in 1989, the Rotary Club of Scott County began a fundraising endeavor to purchase shoes and socks for some needy Scott County students. Over the past 32 years, the organization has assisted more than 18,000 youngsters by providing a new pair […]

Weber City Fire Department Annual Halloween Event

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Griffith Staff to Hold Office Hours

Representatives from Rep. Morgan Griffith’s district office will hold office today in Gate City and Southwest Virginia. Traveling office hours follow the status of local government offices, which vary across the 22 counties and nine independent cities of the Ninth District. As local governments offices reopen, office hours will be resumed. They will meet constituents Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 9 […]

Rye Cove Survivors’ Luncheon Moves to a New Location

Welcome November. I wish all our readers of “Thru the Gap” a wonderful month. Let me quote the words of Clyde Watson to set the stage for the new month. “November comes And November goes, With the last red berries And the first white snows. With night coming early, And dawn coming late, And ice in the bucket And frost […]

Paul Harris Fellow

Madre Forsha, past president of the Rotary Club of Scott County, presents Jeff Montgomery with a Paul Harris Fellow award on Oct. 25 at his office. Montgomery served as a member of the organization for seven years and recently resigned due to work obligations. He was honored for his leadership with the club’s High School Scholarship Program and his support […]

The Least Likely to Help

How a bedridden attorney still fights for the rights of others.

Reggie spent his college years on the ski team. Summers he worked odd jobs and water skied. His life was perfect, as he describes it. Outdoors most of the time, do homework with buddies at the ski lodge. He moved on to law school and started his own practice so he’d have time to ski. His kids learned the art […]


Traditional Thanksgiving meal with turkey and ham along with lots of sides, a large variety of homemade desserts and drinks is planned for Saturday, Nov. 20 at 4 p.m. at the Boozy Creek Community Center, located at 1989 Shellys Road in Bristol. Music provided by the Boozy Creek Grass, from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, call (276) 466-0026. […]