2022-05-04 E-Edition

Forrester Honored as 2022 Outstanding Virginian

A Scott County native was recognized last week as the Outstanding Virginian for 2022. Rita Forrester, executive director of the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, was selected as the 2022 recipient of the Outstanding Virginian Award, where she was formally honored at the Virginia State Capitol on April 27. “We’re proud to have such a wonderful member of the Commonwealth […]

Tourism Receives VTC Marketing Grant

Scott County Tourism received a new grant to promote its WanderLove project for the upcoming year. Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced Monday afternoon that Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) awarded more than $2.7 million for 259 local and regional tourism marketing programs across the state to help increase visitation and revenue for Virginia’s localities through tourism. Locally, Scott County received a $20,000 […]

One Person Shot, One Person Stabbed on Sunday

Two persons were injured – one shot and one stabbed – and transported for treatment at a local hospital following an incident on Sunday afternoon in the west end of Gate City. Officers with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office and the Gate City Police Department responded to the call May 1 of a possible stabbing and discovered a nearby gunshot […]

Gate City Freshman Elected 2022-23 FCCLA State Officer

As just a freshman, Gate City High School freshman Abby Vermilion was selected as an upcoming leader in an organization that prepares students for future leadership roles. At the 2022 Virginia Association of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Leadership and Recognition Conference held April 1-3 in Virginia Beach, Vermillion was elected as the State First Vice […]

Congressional Art Winner

Twin Springs High School senior Emma Dingus earned third place in the Congressional Art Competition in Virginia’s Ninth Congressional District. Her artwork entitled “Appalachian Evening” will hang in Rep. Morgan Griffith’s Abingdon office. Others earning honors were first place – Maria Wilson of Virginia High School and second place – Natalie Vega of Carroll County High School. This is the […]

Natural Tunnel Pool to Remain Closed This Season

State park officials have decided to keep the pool at Natural Tunnel State closed for the 2022 season due to maintenance issues. Pools at two other locations will also remain closed this season while officials highlight the opening of a new aquatic complex at Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield. According to Virginia State Parks, the newly renovated Pocahontas State Park […]

Daily Walk

Mothers Lord, I want to thank you for the mothers of this world. Their love is worth more than all the gold and outshines the most beautiful pearl. Teaches us each night how to pray. With hands folded, now I lay me down to sleep, she would say. They’ll always stand beside you whether the going is thick or thin […]

GC Town Manager Receives ICMA Designation

Greg Jones, Town Manager of the Town of Gate City, recently earned the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. Jones is one of over 1,300 local government management professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program. ICMA’s mission is to advance professional local government through leadership, management, innovation and ethics and by increasing the proficiency […]

Reader of the Month

Emmy is the Little Pines top reader for April at the Scott County Public Library. The library offers Little Pines for children ages 3 to 5 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. For more information, contact Karla Harris at 386- 3302.