Toddler Top Reader

Eva is the Baby Sprouts top reader for April at the Scott County Public Library. The library offers two Baby Sprouts classes for two-year-olds every Tuesday and Thursday. The first class is held from 11:30 a.m. to noon and the second class runs from 12:30 to 1 p.m. For more information, contact Karla Harris at 386-3302.

Combined Church Concert Was ‘Inspirational, Joyful, Transcendent’

Welcome May. May you be happy. May you be well. May you be safe. May you find comfort. May you have strength. May you have courage. May you find healing. May you have peace. May you have joy. May you be filled with loving kindness. May you be blessed Today and Always. These are some inspirational thoughts by an unknown […]

Rent Relief Program Portal Closing May 15

The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) announced that it is closing the Virginia Rent Relief Program (RRP) application portal at 11:59 p.m., May 15, to new applications. Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) requires a prioritization of assistance for households with incomes less than 50 percent of area median income or households with one or more individuals that have […]

Cattle Association Hosts BQA Training

Local farmers attended Beef Quality Assurance Level 2 Training held Saturday, April 30 at the Scott County Career and Technical Center’s Livestock Management Facilities. The training featured both a classroom and cattle facilities chute side experience. BQA training is designed to follow the best practice guidelines, on recording keeping, protecting herd health and management practices that provide a healthy and […]


Lonesome Pine Regional Library Board of Trustees will not meet in May. The Yuma Ruritan Club hosts a barbecue dinner Sunday, May 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu includes barbecue sandwich, cole slaw, chips, baked beans, a drink and dessert. The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children under 12. Proceeds benefit the organization’s scholarship […]

Twin Creeks Stringband

Formerly known as the Dry Hill Draggers, the Twin Creek Stringband are performing Saturday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons. The group’s members today are still carrying on the old-time sound. Banjo player Jimmy Boyd and his brother Billy Boyd started the official Dry Hill Draggers band in 1981. Over 30 years later, some […]

Locally Grown Strawberries Now Available

Food City is wellknown for providing their customers with the best variety, highest quality and friendliest service possible. And they do so in part by purchasing a great deal of their produce locally, providing additional support to the regions in which they operate. “We have always prided ourselves in selecting the best products possible for our customers,” said Steven C. […]

Paul Ashworth

Paul Henry Ashworth, 75, Nickelsville, passed away Monday, April 25, 2022 at Holston Valley Medical Center. He was born Oct. 17, 1946 in Nickelsville, a son of the late Vincent and Loudema Ashworth. Paul retired from the Kingsport Press after 40 years of service and was a lifelong farmer. In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by […]

Phyllis Cassell

Phyllis Ann Cassell, 84, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2022 at Holston Valley Medical Center. She was born July 30, 1937 in Nickelsville, a daughter of the late Ezra and Lois Wampler. Phyllis retired from the Kingsport Press after more than 25 years of service. She was a longtime member of Salley’s Chapel Baptist Church and after her husband’s death […]

Maggie Raley

Magline ‘Maggie’ Nina Raley, 79, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2022. She was the twin daughter of Luke and Nancy Upchurch Lamb, formerly of Duffield. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jim Raley; son, Ronald; sisters, Almira Lane, Ber- nice Bledsoe and Anna Ailstock and a brother, Jimmy Lamb. She is survived by her son, Michael […]