2021-12-01 E-Edition

Stop in Scott

Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin held an appreciation luncheon last Tuesday at the Scott County Telephone Cooperative building in Daniel Boone to acknowledge his supporters who helped him to win the election. He also posed for photographs with many of those in attendance.

Christmas Parades in GC, Nickelsville Set for Dec. 4-5

After an absence of a year, two local towns are returning to their Christmas traditions. Gate City holds its Christmas parade Saturday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. in downtown Gate City while Nickelsville celebrates the holiday with its parade and tree lighting ceremony on the following afternoon, Sunday, Dec. 5. The Gate City parade, sponsored by the Gate City Fire […]

Large Donations Boost Shoe Fund Balance Past $12,000

A large number of contributions for the Rotary Club’s Shoe Fund have boosted the annual campaign to $12,332. With just a few weeks remaining before the shoe and sock distribution will be headed to local schools, there is still time to send in your donation. The 2021 Shoe Fund goal is $20,000 and provides a new pair of shoes and […]

Season-Ending Concert

Carson Peters and his band, Iron Mountain, bring down the house at the season-ending concert held Nov. 20 at the Carter Family Fold. The music venue will remain closed with plans to reopen after March 5, 2022.

VCEDA Continues to Drive Success in Job Creation, Private Investment in Region

The Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority has continued to drive success in job creation and private investment in the region, despite the lingering impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, VCEDA Executive Director/ General Counsel Jonathan Belcher told members of the VCEDA board of directors during the Nov. 18 meeting of the board. In addition to hearing the interim report from Belcher […]

Pillion, Jones to Lead Newly Formed Opioid Abatement Authority

At the organizational meeting of the newly formed Opioid Abatement Authority in Richmond, State Sen. Todd Pillion (R-Abingdon) as chairman and Del. Jay Jones (D-Norfolk) as vice chairman. As part of a $26 billion national opioid settlement, the Commonwealth of Virginia is expected to receive approximately $530 million. Pursuant to legislation passed earlier this year, the authority is charged with […]

RC Survivors to Host Final Luncheon of 2021 on Dec. 13

Hello December. I agree wholeheartedly with the sentiments expressed by Charity M. Richey- Bentley when she wrote, “May you have gloves to warm your hands and boots to warm your feet. And the love and laughter of your family and friends to warm your heart. Wishing you love, laughter, friendship and Winter cheer.” What a good way to start the […]

Daily Walk

Hope for All Hope doesn’t come from predictions about the future, the promises of politicians or the next new policy. Hope is found in the true and loving God. He was born in a stable, died on a cross, rose from a tomb and is coming back very soon.

Artist at Work

Martin Church paints the exterior windows outside the Gate City Town Hall to herald the start of the holiday season. The finished product must be seen to be appreciated.