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2021-12-22 E-Edition

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Weber City Elementary School Principal Laura Pyne uses a wheelbarrow around a new playground installation project at the school. Community volunteers and school personnel worked Sunday and Monday to install the new equipment. A ribboncutting ceremony is in the works.

GC Reconsiders Cigarette Tax to Hold New Public Hearing

The Gate City Town Council presented some beautification awards to local businesses at their last meeting and heard a presentation on a possible bicycle/pedestrian trail to connect with Kingsport, Tenn. Meeting Tuesday, Dec. 14 at the town hall auditorium, the board also discussed a possible change to their newly adopted cigarette tax due to public outcry and they have begun […]

Wadlow Gap Ruritan Brings Christmas Cheer to Those in Need

Following the tradition of every holiday season, Wadlow Gap Ruritan has used proceeds from their weekly Bingo games to benefit children and seniors of the area as they spent more than $60,000 this season buying clothes, toys and food for the needy. Wadlow Gap Ruritan hosts Bingo games every Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights at the Wadlow Gap Ruritan Bingo […]

Governor Announces More Than $3.6 Million in GO Virginia Grants

Two local projects are among the $3.6 million funded by Growth and Opportunity for Virginia (GO Virginia). On Monday, Gov. Ralph Northam announced more than $3.6 million in GO Virginia grants to support 13 projects focused on expanding workforce development and talent pipelines in key industries, fostering business, and improving infrastructure. “GO Virginia allows us to address the unique needs […]

Christmas Performances are a Highlight of the Season

Let me begin by thanking all of our faithful readers for their continued support of this weekly column. You are very much appreciated, and I want to wish each of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May your Christmas be filled with love and laughter. A few days ago, my good friend Wanda Jones sent this poem […]

NAPA Contest Winner

Bill Dorton shakes hands with NHRA driver Ron Capps after he was named an honorary member of the pit crew for the Oct. 17 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol. Dorton claimed the prize at Moccasin Gap NAPA’s annual car show held Oct. 2 in Weber City.

Student Loan Repayment to Resume in February

Borrowers who were able to pause their federal student loan repayment over the last 18 months will need to resume making payments soon, with interest beginning in February, according to KHEAA. KHEAA advises borrowers to make sure their loan servicer has their current contact information. If you don’t know who your loan servicer is, you can find it by logging […]

5K Benefits Mountain Laurel Cancer Center

The 2021 Leigh Ann Bolinskey Memorial 5K Run/Walk is expected to raise more than $18,400 for the Mountain Laurel Cancer Support & Resource Center. Sixty-four people participated in the event, held in Big Stone Gap on the evening of Dec. 11. “We are so appreciative of everyone who supported this event in any way – our sponsors, participants, timekeepers, the […]