2022-01-26 E-Edition


The Rye Cove High School cheerleaders and the Eagle itself joins in a celebration of the home crowd last Friday after their girls and boys basketball teams won against their county rivals, Twin Springs. The Titans have a chance to even up the series when they meet again on Feb. 11.

Community Transmission of COVID Stands at 42 Percent

The number of COVID 19 cases reported in Scott County continues to rise with a dramatic increase over the past several weeks. Two weeks ago, the number of cases stood at 3,853 with 192 hospitalizations and 92 deaths since the start of the pandemic. In the latest statistics released by the Virginia Department of Health, the number of cases affecting […]

Health District Changes COVID-19 Case Investigation, Follow-up Process

Due to the ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases, all health departments located in the LENOWISCO Health District will no longer be providing individuals with clearance letters to return to work or school following COVID-19 infection or exposure. The health departments will also stop providing written communications that exclude people from work or school due to illness or exposure. “Unfortunately, due […]

Bill Would Train Hotel Employees to Recognize Human Trafficking

Legislators raised a few questions with a measure that would deploy hotel staff to help combat human trafficking. The bill introduced by Del. Shelly A. Simonds, D-Newport News, was heard Thursday in a House subcommittee. House Bill 258 would authorize the Department of Criminal Justice Services to create an online mandatory course to help hotel employees better recognize and report […]

Food, Beverage Accelerator Program Opens Application Period

The Virginia Small Business Development Center and Cureate Courses invite companies in Southwest Virginia to apply for the latest cohort of the Food and Beverage Accelerator, hosted by the Blue Ridge Crossroads, Mountain Empire, Southwest Virginia and Virginia Highlands SBDCs. This free, intensive six-week program is designed to help the founders and CEOs of growth-oriented food and beverage producers acquire […]

Always Check Your Birth Certificate for Your Proper Name

The not so good weather conditions this past week has kept me close to home. I did have to report for jury duty in Blountville, Tenn. on Wednesday. Other than that, and going to Balance Class on Friday, I haven’t been off the place much. I have one more day to perform my civic duty of jury service on Wednesday, […]

All Virginia ABC Stores to Open at Noon

Beginning Jan. 24, Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) will adjust daily opening hours to noon at its 395 stores. Increasing numbers of ABC’s retail employees continue to be affected by COVID-19 making staffing in stores difficult. This change in hours will enable Virginia ABC’s limited workforce to better serve its customers. Store closing times will remain the same. “Like […]

Arrest Report

Editor’s note: The following information was provided by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. Nov. 1 Jason Clay Seals, 37, Pennington Gap, convicted felon in possession of weapon. Jessica Ann Wines, 34, Kingsport, Tenn., kidnapping (3 counts), obstruction of justice. Nov. 2 Adam Leray Bush, 42, Nickelsville, fail to maintain control. Kandace Naomi Leftwich, 34, Waynesboro, contempt of court. Nov. 3 […]


money is a funny thing you never have enough more is always needed for when your life gets tough you look at your accounts the big and small amounts and think do I need more before I go out the door and one day you come to know all you have was just for show and maybe now you should […]