2022-04-28 E-Edition

Final Ride

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, […]

Bridge Dedicated

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 […]

Health Check

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.

Daily Walk

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 […]