2022-04-13 E-Edition

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April Flowers

Although the weather has been somewhat unpredictable with 70-plus degree temperatures one day and snow the next, flowering trees like this apple tree have overcome the uncertainty to display the promise of the season. Sorry! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below or Subscribe today! Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Supervisors Fire Equalization Board Members

In an unusual move, county supervisors went into closed ses­sion shortly after they opened their April meeting last week. Board chairman Danny Mann (District 5) opened the meeting and after amending the agenda and approv­ing the minutes from March moved the board into closed session to discuss “legal matters.” A large crowd attend­ed the April 6 meeting that started at […]

New Members Sought for Equalization BoardBANKOFMARIONVA.

County officials are searching for new mem­bers to serve on the county’s equalization board after they voted to remove the current board members at their April 6 meeting. Any action taken by the previous board is no longer valid and prop­erty owners will have to secure an appointment with the new members after they are seated. County Adminis­trator Freda Starnes […]

Suspect in Double Homicide Confirmed Dead

Last Tuesday af­ternoon, Scott County Commonwealth’s At­torney Kyle Kilgore and Scott County Sher­iff Jeff Edds confirmed that the suspect in Sun­day evening’s double homicide in Scott Coun­ty is deceased. On Sunday, April 3 at approximately 6 p.m., the Scott County Sher­iff’s Office responded to a report of two deceased individuals in a yard near 5218 East Cart­ers Valley Road. Upon […]

Tickets Available for MECC Scholarship Fundraiser

Tickets are still available for the 2022 Diamond and Denim Scholarship Fundrais­er, planned for Satur­day, April 23 at Crooked River Farm in Hiltons. The Mountain Em­pire Community Col­lege Foundation hosts Grammy- nominated, 2021 International Bluegrass Music Asso­ciation’s Vocal Group of the Year and Grand Ole Opry Stars, Sister Sadie, for the special event. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Originally […]

Daily Walk



Happy Easter Love is the joy of Easter and the greatest blessing in life. May the holy message of His ev­erlasting love be a won­derful blessing in your life. Wishing each of you a Happy, Wonderful Easter filled with God’s love. John 25:11sit Sorry! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below or Subscribe today! […]

SB Sets Graduation Dates



The Scott County School Board hired several new employees and chose May gradua­tion dates for the three county high schools. At last Tuesday’s meeting, the board held a more than two-hour closed session which concluded with the ap­proval of over 20 per­sonnel changes to help fill vacancies. All six board mem­bers along with Su­perintendent John Ferguson, Assistant Superintendent Jason Smith […]

Quinn Summary – School Recess was the Best


Do you remember elementary school recess? At our school, we ate lunch right before play­time. We’d line up single file to walk through the food line. The plate lunch often included gravy-laden mys­tery meat – beef or possibly bird – plus mashed po­tatoes and something green or yellow. That lunchroom had only two major rules: do not throw rolls, and […]

Artisans Sought for 2022 ‘Gathering’

The artisans committee of the 2022 Gathering in the Gap Music Festival invites regional arti­sans to create, display and sell their works at the annual festival on Saturday, May 28. Artisans will be selected for high quality and outstanding work for the mutual benefit of all participants. The festival features Grand Ole Opry Inductee Crystal Gayle along with Dave Eggar, […]