Vaughn Receives AAS Degree Before Her High School Graduation
Since she was a young girl, Sydney Vaughn knew she wanted to do big things. After she graduated last month with her high school diploma, Vaughn was fortunate to earn an associate degree from Mountain Empire Community College before she walked across the stage at Gate City High School at her high school ceremony. The 18-year-old daughter of Cindy Vaughn […]
County BOS to Hold Budget Public Hearing June 15
Six of the seven members of the Scott County Board of Supervisors meet May 26 for their second and final budget meeting to discuss the proposed FY23 budget. Although the meeting was supposed to start at 1 p.m. in the second floor board room at the Scott County Community Services Building, the board went into closed session at the request […]
Virginian of the Year
Members of the Outstanding Virginian Committee, John B. Adams Jr., James E. Rich and Charles H. Seilheimer Jr., recognize Rita Forrester at Saturday night’s show at the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons. Forrester was selected as the 2022 Outstanding Virginian. Carson Peters and Iron Mountain were the special performers at the weekly show which began with a tribute to Forrester.
Library’s Summer Reading Program Begins Next Week
To keep youngsters involved in reading and learning throughout the summer months, the Scott County Public Library begins its annual Summer Reading Program, which runs through July 19-20. Summer events for Toddler Time for those youngsters from newborn to three years old includes some very special activities to encourage reading on Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to noon. They begin with 3D […]
Kayla Warren, owner of Boutique 276 in Duffield, makes it official as she cuts the ceremonial ribbon at new business. Warren, a graduate of Rye Cove High School graduate, is joined by two of her daughters along with Scott County Chamber of Commerce President Kim Dorton, District 6 Supervisor Selma Hood and others at the event which was held May […]
Rye Cove Survivors Group to Meet June 13 in Kingsport
Someone once wrote, “As truth be told, homecoming never gets old.” I always feel like it’s homecoming when I make my trek over to Teddy’s Restaurant in Nickelsville to meet with good friends I’ve made probably about 4 years ago. Last Thursday was my fourth or fifth to Teddy’s to have breakfast with a group that faithfully meets weekly. They […]
Grain Bin Market officially opened last week with a special ribbon cutting ceremony held on a sunny afternoon last Friday. Located on Wadlow Gap Highway, the new store is fashioned from a former grain elevator and is owned and operated by Tina Shipley.
Rix Quinn – The Good Old Days
My Millennial neighbors – very nice people – asked me what it was like to be a Baby Boomer. I scratched my head like I was having a complex thought… but actually, it was just dandruff. Then I started talking. A Boomer’s elementary school day started early when he sat down for breakfast with the family. Back then, mid- century […]
Griffith Staff to Hold Office Hours
Representatives from Rep. Morgan Griffith’s district office will hold office today in Gate City and Southwest Virginia. Traveling office hours follow the status of local government offices, which vary across the 22 counties and nine independent cities of the Ninth District. As local governments offices reopen, office hours will be resumed. They will meet constituents Wednesday, June 8, from 9 […]