ASD Offers Virginia Fresh Match Incentives to Support Ag

Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) is increasing food access and supporting local small businesses by growing the Virginia Fresh Match (VFM) network through financial incentives, training, technical support and more. Farmers markets and retailers in Wise, Dickenson, Russell, Lee, Smyth, Grayson, Carrol, Wythe, Bland, Tazewell, Buchanan, Scott and Washington Counties in Virginia that currently sell or who are interested in selling […]

Workforce Solutions Presents Three Fiber Optic Technician Courses

Northeast State’s Office of Workforce Solutions offers THREE certified fiber optic technician courses this spring. These courses occur in a series with the first course qualifying a participant to enroll in the next, more advanced courses. The courses are Certified Fiber Optics Technician (CFOT); Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Test and Maintenance (CFOS/T); and Certified Fiber Optic Specialist Splicing (CFOS/S). […]


Fish and chicken dinner served with lots of fantastic sides, a large variety of homemade desserts and drinks is planned for Saturday, April 2 at 4 p.m. at the Boozy Creek Community Center, located at 1989 Shellys Road in Bristol. Music provided by Raymond Campbell and Valley Grass, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (276) 466-0026. Are […]

Basketball Action Moves to Twin Springs

Senior Citizens Interested senior citizens can participate in activities and fellowship at the Hiltons Senior Citizens. If you are interested in nutrition and socialization contact the MEOC office at (276) 523-4202 or 1-800-252-6362. To schedule transportation, call MEOC at 1-800- 252-6862. All transportation is free. Golf Course A membership special is currently underway at Scott County Park. The park is […]

Walter Franklin Balthis

Walter Franklin Balthis, 75, Gate City, passed away Monday, March 28, 2022 at his residence. Walter was born April 19, 1946 in Scott County and was the son of the late Roy Estes Sr. and Margaret Jane (Wells) Balthis. He was a graduate of Gate City High School and received a business degree from Whitney’s School of Business. He was […]

Donnie F. Brickey

Donnie Fain Brickey, 67, Dungannon, VA passed away, Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at Holston Valley Medical Center. Donnie was born May 23, 1954 in Sullivan County, Tenn. and was the son of the late George Graham and Nora Beulah (Lane) Brickey. In addition to his parents, his son, Marshall Alan ‘Bo’ Brickey (2020); brother, Graham Brickey Jr. (Junior) and sister, […]

Doris Jessee (Ingle) Dishner

Doris Jessee (Ingle) Dishner, 84, Fort Blackmore, passed away Friday, March 25, 2022 at the Nova Health and Rehab Facility in Weber City. Doris was born Jan. 23, 1938 in Baltimore, Md. to the late Alvin W. and Carrie (Hicks) Ingle. She was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents; her husband, Johnny Harold Dishner Jr.; daughters, Teresa […]

Stephen M. Emmons

Stephen M. Emmons, 53, of Dungannon, passed away Saturday March 26, 2022 while in the comfort of his home. He was born March 22, 1969 in Dover, Del. and was the son of the late Paul E. Emmons Jr. and Janet C. Harris Emmons. In addition to his parents, Stephen was also proceeded in death by a nephew, Paul James […]

Harold Frazier

Harold Clinton Frazier, 91, Blackwater, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2022, at his residence. Harold was born Nov. 6, 1930 in Scott County and was the son of Flora Frazier. He was retired from Vulcan Materials. In addition to his mother; his sons, Clinton Alan Frazier and Lester Frazier; grandson, Michael Jessee; sisters, Charline Maggard and Wilma Jones and his […]

Rev. Charles Rhoton

Rev. Charles Curtis Rhoton Sr., 80, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2022, with his wife and daughter at his side. A loving and devoted, husband, father, grandfather, greatgrandfather and brother, Charles was a man of God. He pastored at Purchase Church for 21 years. He loved the Lord with all his heart. He preached the word of truth, he believed […]