2022-03-16 E-Edition

Winter Woes

With spring just around the corner, Satur­day’s snowy and icy conditions with temper­atures in teh low teens were an abrupt about- face from last Friday’s 68 degree weather. By Monday afternoon, temperatures returned to the 60s as the snow melted away.

Town Council Learns About New Businesses Planning to Locate in GC

At the Gate City Town Council meeting held last Tuesday, the council discussed pos­sible new businesses ar­riving in Gate City along with approving the first steps of revitalizing the Gate City Theater – a vital step forward in the town’s long-awaited re­vitalization plan. The council met at 6:30 p.m. at the Gate City Town Hall where all members were pres­ent […]

Project Veer Report Identifies Entry Points for Regional Manufacturers

InvestSWVA’s Proj­ect Veer has identified nearly 200 companies in Virginia’s Southwest as potential suppliers to the burgeoning offshore wind (OSW) industry supply chain. While ma­jor component manufac­turing (nacelle, blades, towers, etc.) is not pos­sible in the region due to scale and mass of structures, because wa­ter access is necessary for transportation, the region is well-positioned geographically and ex­perientially to partici­pate […]

African Irrigation System Funded by Rotary Club Completed

Imagine your life without water. You have no means to cook, clean yourself or your clothes – even worse you can’t grow any food to provide nourishment to you and your family. That is what millions of Africans face each day. But a local couple wanted to provide the life-sustaining necessi­ty to an African village after they visited the continent […]

Offers In-Person Input Meeting About Point of Harvest OpportunitiesGate

Appalachian Sus­tainable Development (ASD) has partnered with Virginia Tech (VT) to create a new program to increase the competi­tiveness, sustainabil­ity and profitability of wild harvested roots, herbs and barks by de­veloping and educating a workforce of Point-of- Harvest certified har­vesters who have access to price-premium mar­kets. Root diggers, wild harvesters, ginseng dealers and buyers are invited to attend an in- […]

GC Man Killed in Car Crash

At 11:48 a.m. on March 8, Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Yuma Road, (Route 614) one mile west of Route 924. A 2021 Nissan Versa was traveling west on Yuma Road when it ran off the left side of the road and struck a utility pole. The driver, Robert P. Overbay Jr., 66, of Gate Cit, […]

Quinn Summary – The Middle Ages

I’ve been reading old articles we’ve had around the house since the 1980s. I keep a file folder near my desk that holds newspaper and maga­zine clippings. Some days I read about things that happened last year. Sometimes I read about inventions from 1975, Yesterday I read about the Middle Ages (not mine, but the world’s). Those folks suffered nearly […]

We Recall Fond Remembrances of the Good Old Days

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Sometimes, all of us have a tendency to re­member our younger days. For some reason, the past day or so I’ve been thinking of my up­bringing in Stanleytown where our family lived until I was 10 years old. Then we moved down the road a couple miles a little closer to the Rye Cove Community. In […]

Bank Hosts Seniors for VBA Bank Day Scholarship Program

On Tuesday, March 15, the Bank of Marion hosted local high school seniors for Bank Day, a statewide effort sponsored by the Virginia Bankers Association (VBA) Education Foundation and the VBA Emerging Bank Leaders. The program intro­duces students to the banking industry and helps them learn about careers in banking, financial ser­vices, and the vital role that banks across Virginia […]