Angela Ketron was listed as an alternate member of the Scott County Equalization Board. She was ap­proved by the Scott County Board of Su­pervisors but resigned her position prior to any hearing held by the previous equalization board. We regret the error.

Bank Employee Discrimination Federal Lawsuit Dismissed

A discrimination law­suit filed by a former employee against New Peoples Bank in U.S. District Court has been dismissed. According to a news release from New Peo­ples Bank, the lawsuit filed by Mary Yolanda Trigiani in the United States District Court in Abingdon was officially dismissed April 20, as having no merit. The court found that the bank was entitled […]

Editor’s Note:

‘The Scott County Virginia Star accepts Letters to the Editors on pertinent issues facing Scott County citizens. Please note that the views expressed in each letter is solely that of the author and does not reflect any opinion of the newspaper. Letters accepted for publication must be 250 words or less, signed by the author and contain the complete name, […]

98th Birthday

Monnie Robbins and her great-grandson, Hamilton Osborne, are celebrating their birth­days within a few days of each other. Rob­bins is turning 98 on May 4 while Osborne celebrates his 16th birthday April 28.


Donations are be­ing accepted for the upkeep of Carter Cem­etery on Stoney Creek. All donations are ap­preciated. Checks writ­ten payable to Carter Cemetery Fund should be sent to Jessica Beg­ley, 9184 Hunters Val­ley West Road, Duffield, Va. 24244. Nickelsville Se­nior Citizens resume their monthly meeting Tuesday, May 3 at 6 p.m. at the Senior and Community Building at Keith Memorial […]

DMV Introduces New Mileage Choice Program

Beginning July 1, Virginians who own a fuel-ef­ficient vehicle may be able to save money on their highway use fee by enrolling in the new Mileage Choice Program. The Mileage Choice Program is a voluntary op­tion for drivers of electric, hybrid or fuel-efficient vehicles who pay the Commonwealth’s highway use fee. The fee is assessed based on the number of […]

Anna Carter

Anna Marie Pier­son Carter, age 100, passed away peace­fully Wednesday, April 19, 2022, at American House Assisted Living in Kingsport, Tenn. She was born Dec. 4, 1921, as the sixth of seven children to James Wesley and Nannie Benton Pierson former­ly of Fort Blackmore. A graduate of Emory & Henry College, Anna nurtured and educated hundreds of children as a […]

Jessie Bellamy

Jessie Lucille Phillips Bellamy, 64, of Church Hill, Tenn. passed away Friday, April 22, 2022 while in the comfort of her own home and sur­rounded by her loving family. She was born Sept. 28, 1957 in Lee County to the late Dave Henry Phillips and Lou Corde­lia Collins. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her […]

Roger Carter

Roger Kermit Cart­er, 65, Hiltons, passed away Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022 sur­rounded by his loving family. In Roger’s life, he loved the Lord Jesus first and his family with all his heart. Roger was retired from Scott Coun­ty Utilities after 30 years of service. Roger was an avid hunter and loved spending every deer season with his son Dustin. […]

Margaret E. Houseright

Margaret Emogene Houseright, 86, Yuma, passed away Mon­day, April 25, 2022 at Holston Valley Medical Center. Margaret was born Feb. 17, 1936 in Scott County and was the daughter of the late Wil­liam Enoch and Pearl (Fields) Houseright. In addition to her parents, her sister, Edna Houseright; two infant brothers, Walk­er and Grady; broth­ers, William John and Hassen Houseright; nephew, […]