2022-04-20 E-Edition

Spring is in the Air

While the temperatures have been erratic lately, there’s no deny­ing that spring is definitely exploding all over with lovely blooms like this white dogwood tree. Perhaps Old Man Winter is finally in our rear view mirrors.

Former Equalization Board Chair Blasts BOS Decision

The former chair­person of the recently fired 2022 Scott Coun­ty Equalization Board claimed mistakes by the county’s hired as­sessment group and the appointment scheduling fiasco were entirely the fault of county officials. Earlier this month, the Scott County Board of Supervisors dis­missed the county’s en­tire equalization board due to speculation that one member wasn’t a county resident while another member […]

Gate City Includes Salaries Increases in Draft FY23 Budget

Gate City officials discussed raising sala­ries for town employees at last week’s meeting as they begin working on their FY23 budget. The Gate City Town Council met April 12 where they talked about Fiscal Year 2023 bud­get which is in its very beginning stages and includes numerous pay scale changes for em­ployees of the town. The council convened at the […]

Prep Work

Rye Cove baseball assistant coach Lucas Lane and his father, head coach Steve Lane, put some finishing touches on the infield at the Scott County Sports Complex prior to the rivalry baseball game on Friday between Rye Cove and Twin Springs.

GC Frontier Plans Community Meet, Greet

Gate City Frontier, who leads the town’s Main Street development ef­forts, is inviting the public to join them for a special community meet and greet. Slated for Thursday, April 21 at 6 p.m. at the Family Bakery in Gate City, the group looks forward to sharing ideas and seeking input from the local community. With new executive director, Leslie Crawford, […]

FEMA Region 3 Helps Bereaved Families, Reaches COVID Funeral Cost Milestone

The Federal Emer­gency Management Agency’s mission is to help people. In doing so, FEMA Region 3 has marked an important milestone in its CO­VID 19 operation: fu­neral assistance funds provided to families of applicants have topped $208 million. The funds have gone to more than 30,000 be­reaved families in the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. […]

Daily Walk

Upon a Cross Upon a cross a man died, while below him people cried. He died with pain upon his face, but his mission was clear. It was to give us grace. He died to set us free that’s why we all must see, that for Christ we all must sing and give praise and glory to the one we […]

Smokers, Growers React to Latest Cannabis Legislation

The medical canna­bis market is thriving in Virginia, while the fu­ture of recreational can­nabis, including hemp, is hazier. Cannabis advocates and smokers are dis­appointed after a 2022 General Assembly ses­sion which saw lawmak­ers fail to expedite rec­reational cannabis sales and propose penalties for possessing amounts over 2 pounds—despite lawmakers making it easier to get a medical cannabis card. “I think […]

Rye Cove Survivors Hold First Meeting of 2022

Tomorrow is Easter. I should have wished each of you a Happy Easter in last week’s column, but the thought just completely slipped my mind. Too many things are slipping my mind these days. Any­way, Happy Belated Easter. Hope each of you enjoyed the joyous season with your family and friends. There have been sev­eral birthdays in the past week […]