2021-11-10 E-Edition

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County Voters Support Republican Ticket

Scott County vot­ers overwhelmingly supported Republican candidates in last Tues­day’s General Election. Republican Glenn Youngkin of Merrifield received 7,065 votes compared to Democrat Terry McAuliffe of Al­exandria, who earned 1,034. Libertarian can­didate Princess Blan­ding of Shacklesfords received 28 votes from Scott County voters. In the lieutenant governor’s race, Repub­lican Winsome Sears of Winchester easily de­feated Democrat Hala Ayala of Woodbridge […]

Sheriff’s Investigators Treated for Possible Fentanyl Exposure

Traffic was re-routed Monday afternoon along Water Street in Gate City after the Scott County Sheriff’s Office went through decontam­ination for a possible exposure to fentanyl. According to a news release from the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, two investigators were exposed to the opioid while preparing some il­legal narcotics to be sent to the forensic lab for analysis. Officials stress […]

School Board Implements Early Friday Dismissals Through Dec. 17

School officials agreed to some changes to the school calendar at last week’s monthly meeting in an effort to meet a COVID-19 deadline imposed by the Virginia Department of Health. The Scott County School Board voted to close schools on Friday, Nov. 12 and to have ear­ly dismissal at 1 p.m. on each subsequent Friday through the end of 2021.According […]

New CA

Scott County Circuit Court Judge John Kilgore administers the oath of office to new­ly elected Scott County Commonwealth’s Attorney Kyle Kilgore, who is joined by his wife, Shayla at Friday’s ceremony. (Below) He stands with the entire office staff afterwards. Sorry! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below or Subscribe today! Username Password Remember […]

Large Donation Pushes Shoe Fund to Nearly $4,000

“If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.” –Confucius A large donation from Alley’s Chapel United Methodist Church helps to boost the current bal­ance of the Shoe Fund this week to close to $4,000. Rotary member Bob McConnell presented a $1,000 check on behalf of the church to […]

Kilgore to Seek House Speaker Position

With the Republicans regaining control of the Virginia House of Delegates following last week’s election, First District Del. Terry Kilgore announced his intention to seek the speaker’s position. On Election Night after he ran unopposed for his seat, Kilgore was re-elected for this 14th term. He was also excited that Republicans had won control not only of the House of […]

Health District Offers COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Ages 5-11

Beginning this week, the LENOWISCO Health District will of­fer the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration. The Pfizer vaccine (5-11 year old) is a two- dose series in which the second dose is rec­ommended to be given 21 days after the […]

Fall’s Glorious Colors Compliment the Region’s Beauty



As I write this col­umn at my computer this early Saturday morning, the words of James Whitcomb Riley come to mind: “When the frost is on the pun­kin’ and the fodder’s in the shock.” That is certainly the case right now as the frost is all around. It looks like winter and the air is crisp and sun­ny. I just […]

Honor and Care for Our Veterans Utmost Importance


During World War II, on April 9, 1942, 75,000 United States soldiers and Filipino soldiers were surrendered to Japanese forces after months of battling in extreme-climate condi­tions. Soon after the bomb­ing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese forces began the inva­sion of the Philippines. The capture of the Phil­ippines was crucial to the Japanese. It would bring them […]