Autumn’s End

The colorful explosion of leaves is close to ending but not before this photo taken in eastern Scott8W Tri-CountyCity Wheelscaptured| Friday, Novemberthe fading12, 2021beauty.

Former GC Methodist Minister to be Remembered at Special Service

Went to the Pickin’ Parlor on Friday morning for a couple hours. Thought it was sort of a funny feeling not to hear any music that particular day – no bluegrass, no country, no old-time gospel. Rather all the fellows were talking up a storm about this and that and a little bit of everything. In the front office area, […]

National, State Agriculture Issues to be Discussed at Annual Convention

Dr. Jewel Bronaugh, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, will be the keynote speaker at Virginia Farm Bureau’s 95th Annual Convention in Williamsburg Nov. 30 through Dec. 2. Bronaugh served as commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services from 2018 until appointed to her current position in May 2021. A Petersburg native, she previously served as the executive […]


The 2021 Gate City Christmas Parade is planned for Saturday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is “Together at Christmas Time.” Line-up begins at the Gate City High School parking lot at 4 p.m. Santa Claus will meet children after the parade in front of the Scott County Courthouse. For more information, call the Gate City Fire Department […]

MECC Foundation Announces New Scholarship

The MECC Foundation has opened a new scholarship in memory of longtime MECC Foundation and MECC Advisory Board Member Bob Isaac. Isaac passed away Aug. 14, 2021. Bob Isaac was one of Mountain Empire Community College’s strongest supporters for over three decades. He was elected to the MECC Foundation Board of Directors in 1982 and served on the board continuously […]

Grocery Chain Begins Holiday Food Drive

Food City is preparing to kick-off their fourth annual Friends & Pets in Need Holiday Food Drive. “Hunger is a serious problem throughout our region, especially during the holidays and colder winter months,” said Steven C. Smith, Food City’s president and chief executive officer. “Food City is proud to host a number of hunger relief programs throughout the year, including […]


The Gate City High School Class of 1968 resumes its annual Christmas breakfast tradition Saturday, Dec. 4 at 9 a.m. at Golden Corral in Kingsport, Tenn. For more information, call (423) 276-2594.

Lucille Baker

Lucille Baker, 77, of Fort Blackmore, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, peacefully at her home with her family by her side. She was proud to have assisted at Fort Blackmore Elementary as a teacher’s aide and loved all of the children there. Lucille was a Christian and loved the Lord with all her heart. Most of all, she loved […]

Randy Bowen

Randy Wayne Bowen, 59, of Duffield, passed away Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. He was born July 8, 1962 in Duffield. Randy served in the U.S. Navy during the Gulf War (Desert Shield/ Desert Storm). Randy was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ray Henry Bowen and Eva Mae Bowen, who raised him; his father, Hubert Gibson; and his mother, Ida […]

Danny Craft

Danny Craft, 59, Fort Blackmore, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, at the Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, Tenn. Danny was born Aug. 14, 1962 in Sullivan County, Tenn., to the Elmer Sherill and Virdia Jeanette (Lane) Craft. In addition to his parents; his mother-inlaw, Mary Ruth Yonts; brother, Elmer Wayne ‘Duke’ Craft; nephew, Stephen Craft and niece, Autumn Craft […]