LMU Announces Fall 2021 Dean’s List

Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) has announced over 500 undergraduate students were placed on the Dean’s List for the fall semester of 2021. To be placed on the Dean’s List, the student must be a full-time undergraduate and have a 3.5 or higher, grade-point average for the semester. The following Scott County students were named to the Dean’s List: Natalie Adams […]

Farm Credit Associations Donate $40,000 to Federation of Virginia Food Banks

Colonial Farm Credit, MidAtlantic Farm Credit and Farm Credit of the Virginias – the three Farm Credit associations serving the Commonwealth of Virginia – made a recent collaborative donation totaling $40,000 to the Federation of Virginia Food Banks. The collaborative donation will fund the Federation of Virginia Food Banks’ Farms to Food Banks Initiative, in which the Federation and its […]

United Way Named Lead Organization for Ready Region Southwest

The Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF) announced Jan. 6 the launch of Ready Regions, a nine-region network designed to increase coordination and accountability in early education programs across the Commonwealth (see attached VECF release). United Way of Southwest Virginia (UWSWVA) will be the lead organization for Ready Region Southwest. UWSWVA will coordinate the services and resources available to families with […]

How to Quickly Pay Off Your Holiday Credit Card Debt

The holidays may be over but their financial impact is likely to add extra strain in the new year for the 36 percent of individuals who took on debt to pay for gifts, decorations and more in 2021, according to LendingTree. “It’s easy to feel overwhelmed if you brought holiday debt into the new year,” said Michael Sullivan, a personal […]


The Lonesome Pine Regional Library Board of Trustees meet Thursday, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. in the Harris Art Gallery at the Wise County Public Library. The finance committee meets at 12:40 p.m. to review monthly payables. Fish and chicken dinner served with lots of fantastic sides, a large variety of homemade desserts and drinks is planned for Saturday, Feb. […]

VT Honor Band

Rye Cove High School senior Brayden Gilliam and sophomore Virginia Bledsoe participated in the 22nd annual Virginia Tech Honor Band held Friday, Jan. 21 through Sunday, Jan. 23. Gilliam placed fist chair baritone saxophone in the Gold Hokie Wind Ensemble. Bledsoe placed third chair French Horn in the Maroon Hokie Band. Students from eight states were selected based on nominations […]

Elsie Derting

Elsie Lucille Maddux Derting, 98, of Hiltons, passed away Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. Elsie was born April 4, 1923, to the late Flanders Hobbs Maddux and Lona Mc- Nutt Maddux. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Homer Leo Derting; sisters m Uva Maddux, Juanita Bays, Clara Faye Wood and Sue Wilson and brothers, Leonard, Earl […]

Gary Lynn Dockery

Gary Lynn Dockery, 66, Fort Blackmore, passed away Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022 at his residence. Gary was born June 20, 1955 in Sullivan County, Tenn., to the late Claude Swanson and Gertrude Ona Gillenwater Dockery. In addition to his parents; his sister, Georgia Pierson; brother, Ross Dockery, Ralph Dockery and C.S. Dockery Jr. preceded him in death. His survivors include […]

John Joseph Ferguson

John Joseph Ferguson, 92, of Nickelsville, passed away Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022 at Nova Health and Rehab in Weber City. Born Aug. 23, 1929 in Scott County to Linzy and Gladys (Pennington) Ferguson, John was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 55 years, Iva; sister, Lorraine and brothers, Walter, Ed and Brent. A beloved father, grandfather and […]

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