2022-06-08 E-Edition

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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 […]

New Business

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 […]

Now Open

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. Sorry! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below or Subscribe today! […]

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 […]