Are you interested in growing tall and big

2022-02-16 E-Edition

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Title Tilt

It all came down to the final regular season game last Friday between Twin Springs and Rye Cove to determine the boys basketball champion in the Cumberland District. Before a packed house in the Titan gym, the home team claimed the title with a 38-25 win to earn the crown and top billilng in this week’s district tournament. Sorry! An […]

Governor Releases PSA Encouraging Virginians to Get COVID Vaccination

On Monday, Gov. Glenn Youngkin released a public service announcement with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) encouraging Virginians to get vaccinated as part of his COVID-19 Action Plan. While Youngkin does not believe in mandating the vaccine, he believes it’s a critical tool in the fight against COVID 19. “I have always been a strong advocate for everyone to […]

Gate City Awards Demolition Bids



Negotiations continue between Gate City and the town’s Main Street community organizing group that once approved would allow Gate City Frontier to oversee the town’s annual events. At their regular monthly meeting held last Tuesday, the two groups continue to discuss ways to bring the town into the Virginia Main Street program. The meeting began at 6:33 p.m. with all […]

Couple Celebrates 60 by Hiking Appalachian Trail



A local couple completed the 2,000-mile journey of hiking the entire length of the Appalachian Trail last year over slightly more than six months. Doug and Karen Warren of Duffield, both of whom are 60 years old, began their journey March 5, 2021 at Amicalola Falls in Georgia, the most southern point of the trail looking to make their way […]

Bill Ending School Mask Mandates Passes House

On Monday, the House of Delegates passed Senate Bill 739 on a party-line vote, which will end mask mandates in every Virginia public K-12 school. The bill is now headed to Gov. Glenn Youngkin, who has indicated he will add an emergency clause to make the bill effective immediately. The General Assembly will consider any recommendations later this week. The […]

New Freezer Trucks to Improve Meal Delivery to Region’s Elderly

Mountain Empire Older Citizens has added two new freezer trucks to its vehicle fleet that will allow the agency to be more effi­cient in meal delivery to the region’s elderly. Purchase of the trucks follows a year during which the agen­cy served a record num­ber of people through its home-delivered meals program due to the CO­VID 19 pandemic. The Virginia […]

Up Front

Milt Starnes June 2021 When it needs to be said just go right ahead it’s OK to be blunt you should always be up front you can say what’s on your mind and still try to be kind tell what is the deal let them know what is real tell them what is so that way they will know what […]

Trying to Reach a Tall Shelf at the Grocery Store Leads to a Mishap



The very beautiful, meaningful Psalm 100 begins with the words, “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.” When I read this Psalm, music always comes to mind. I had the opportunity last Sunday (Feb. 5) to attend a piano concert at First Baptist Church, Erwin, Tenn., which featured Dr. Anthony Gray and Dr. Jiyeon Lee Gray. The […]