Volunteers And Veterans E-Edition

2021-11-17 E-Edition

In Remembrance

Gate City held its annual Veteran’s Day ceremony at Grogan Park to honor and remember the sacrifices soldiers have made for us. (Right) Jeanette Poston pins a Vietnam War remembrance pin on a veteran at the event.

GC Council to Seek CBDG Funding for Park Street Rehab Project

The Gate City Town Council met on Tuesday night where the town’s growing fentanyl problem was discussed along with upcoming events and possible revitalization plans, pending the approval of their block grant application. The council met at their usual meet-up spot of the Gate City Town Hall. Present for the meeting were Mayor Bob Richards, Vice Mayor Robin Richards, Town […]

County’s Vaccination Rates Lag Behind State’s 75 Percent Mark

Last Friday, Gov. Ralph Northam celebrated the latest figures released by the Virginia Department of Health of the number of COVID 19 vaccines administered to Virginians. Northam stated that more than 83 percent of adults in Virginia have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 75 percent of adults in the state are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. […]

Donations for Shoe Fund Boost Balance to $7,827

Donations continue to come in for an annual campaign, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Scott County. But officials point out that while they are grateful for those who have contributed additional funds are needed to ensure they reach their 2021 Shoe Fund goal of $20,000. “We appreciate the support from everyone including our neighbors in Tennessee for the generous […]

Burn Baby Burn

Work is nearly complete on the Scott County Fire Fighters Association’s “burn building” in Daniel Boone. The new structure allows county fire departments a place to conduct extensive situational training.

Veteran’s Day 2021

Members of the American Legion Honor Guard composed of representatives from Gate City Post 265 and Kingsport, Tenn.’s Hammond Post 3 assisted with last week’s Veteran’s Day event in Gate City. (Right) Otis Lawson, a member of Post 265, is joined by his sons, Greg and Anthony. (Below) The Gate City Civitan Club provides a hot dog lunch after the […]

2021 Santa Train Remains a Drive- Thru Event

The 79th annual Santa Train will take place on Saturday, Nov. 20 at four Food City locations along the usual Santa Train route including one close to home. The Weber City location is one of the four selected stores to participate in the 2021 distribution. Located at 3004 Hwy 23 North, volunteers will hand out items from 8 to 10 […]

December 5K to Raise Money for MEOC’s Mountain Laurel Cancer Center

The 2021 Leigh Ann Bolinskey Memorial 5K Run/Walk will be held Dec. 11 in Big Stone Gap. Hosted by Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc., the event raises money for the agency’s Mountain Laurel Cancer Support and Resource Center. Bolinskey was director of the center from 2004 until 2014, when she died of leiomyosarcoma, a rare cancer. This year’s 5K will […]