2021-11-24 E-Edition

Officials Break Ground on Blackgum Water Project

It’s been nearly two years since residents in the Cliff Mountain community on Blackgum Lane have been without running water. And in terms of speed for funding and building a new water system, two years seems like a lifetime. For officials, though two years of getting the permits and money to begin the project is lightning speed. Last Wednesday morning, […]

Santa’s Helpers

This year’s Santa Train distribution followed the same path as last year with lots of special elves handing out items to cars on Saturday at a drivethru site at Food City in Weber City.

Governor Announces VFP Expansion in Scott County

VFP Inc. secured a pair of grants to help fund an expansion project at their Duffield location. On Monday, Gov. Ralph Northam announced that the company, a producer of custom-designed enclosures used to protect critical infrastructure for telecommunications, public-safety radio, data centers and utility projects, will invest $7.2 million to expand its operation in Scott County. This expansion will enable […]

Shoe Fund Balance Edges Closer to Halfway Mark

Nearly $1,300 was contributed this week to the Shoe Fund, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Scott County, which helped to increase the fund balance to $9,107. Since 1989, the organization has purchased a new pair of shoes and two pairs of socks for deserving students enrolled in Scott County Public Schools. It’s been a unique partnership between the school […]

Weber City Town Council Welcomes New Mayor, Members

A new mayor and three newly-elected council members joined the Weber City Town Council last week for their regularly scheduled meeting. The entire council was present at the Tuesday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m. meeting including the new mayor of Weber City, Christopher Powers, interim mayor turned council member, Greg Smith, new elected council members Robert Hammonds and Teresa Tilson, who […]

Thanksgiving is a Time for Grateful Hearts to Gather

Happy Thanksgiving. Think about these words of James E. Faust as you gather with family and friends this Thanksgiving, “The thankful heart opens our eyes to a multitude of blessings that continually surround us.” And these words of an unknown author should definitely have special meaning to each of us: For each new morning with its light, For rest and […]

County SeeksTeen Applicants for Junior 4-H Camp

Scott County 4-H is now accepting applications for Teen Counselors (ages 14 – 18 or in grades 9 – 12) and Counselors In-Training (ages 13 – 14 or in grades 8 – 9) for the 2022 Junior 4-H Camp happening June 13 – 17 at the Southwest Virginia 4-H Center. This position is for youth willing to be a positive […]

Five Generations

Geneva Steffey of Snowflake holds her great-great-granddaughter, Amelia Paige Johnson, who was born July 4, 2021 and helps the family attain five generations. Others include (from left) her daughter, Peggy Tyus of Snowflake, her grandson, Justin White of Nickelsville and her great-granddaughter, Tori White Johnson of Gray, Tenn.


Rye Cove Alumni Christmas Party is set for Saturday, Dec. 11 at at 6;30 p.m. at the Gate City Fire Department Bingo Hall. Bring a covered dish. For additional information, call (276) 594-3114. 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 […]