Members of the Dog Tag Brigade provide a unique way to honor and remember the late Jessie Bellamy on Tuesday afternoon at Colonial Funeral Home with a motorcycle entourage to her final resting place at Church Hill Memory Gardens.
Holston View UMC Announces Intent to Join New Methodist Denomination
the United Methodist Church grapples with a conservative movement from some churches to dissociate from the Holston Conference, a local affiliated church has decided to join the movement. In a news release issued Monday, Holston View United Methodist Church announced its intention to join what they call “a new traditional Methodist denomination,” known as the Global Methodist Church. Following delays […]
VDOT Agrees to Hold In-Person Meeting on Project Pipeline
Weber City officials are delighted that the state’s transportation department plans to address its proposed Project Pipeline initiative at a special public meeting next month. Council member Greg Smith previously told the board about a plan under consideration by the Virginia Department of Transportation that would limit access on numerous roads within Weber City’s town limits. At last Tuesday’s meeting, […]
Local Police Departments Seek Better Benefits
At the last Weber City Town Council meeting, the council entered into closed session to discuss hazardous duty supplement for their police department, an issue that the department brought to their attention at previous meetings and one that they believe is necessary. Officers of the Weber City Police Department are members of the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) as is required […]
Local Officials Work Year-Round to Keep Children Safe, Secure
April is designated as Child Abuse Prevention Month and there are many different facets and organizations in Scott County that work diligently to helping further this cause, not just in April, from the legal system to government agencies. Officials use the month of April to educate communities and families on the importance of bringing up the next generation in healthy, […]
Family members of the late O. Gene Dishner, who served as the first county administrator in Scott County, unveiled a new marker that proclaims the bridge over Stock Creek on Fincastle Road, just off the Natural Tunnel Parkway as the O. Gene Dishner Bridge. Dishner family members in attendance at Saturday’s event include (front) his granddaughter, Audrey, his wife, Betty, […]
Wise County Man Sentenced for Possession of Fentanyl, Gunsthere
A Wise County man, who was found to be in possession of over 40 grams of fentanyl and a pair of firearms at the scene of a single-vehicle accident, was sentenced April 20 in federal court to 195 months in federal prison. Malcolm T’Rell Pinkston, 31, of Big Stone Gap, pleaded guilty in November 2021 to one count of possession […]
Appalachian Miles for Smiles and the Health Wagon held a one- day clinic at Clinch River Health Clinic on Monday. Dr. Joe Smiddy of the Health Wagon and Frank Waldo, Dr. Devin Cradic, Cayla Gilmer and Katelyn Mullins of Appalachian Miles worked together to provide dental, vision and health care at no charge to local residents.
May God Fill Your Heart With Hope Hope is a word that every hurting heart understands. Hope shines brighter than the darkest night. Faith is bigger than the highest mountain. And God is greater than any obstacle in your path. Anything can be accomplished by those who fully put their hearts into it. The time to start is now, the […]