2022-07-13 E-Edition

Talking Trash

New trash cans for Gate City garbage customers are lined up and ready for delivery in the town’s municipal parking lot. The cans, which will be provided to town and business customers, were purchased during American Rescue Plan Act funds.

School Board Increases Salary for Pair of ADs, LPNs

The Scott County School Board met last Thursday where they approved the coaching lists for all three high schools in the county and made an amend­ment to the salary scale which affected athletic directors and school nurses. They also instituted a bonus plan to help re­tain teachers and staff in the county’s Head Start program. At the meeting held July […]

GC’s EDARC Seeks Council Approval to Apply for Revitalization Funds

At a special-called meeting of Gate City’s Economic Development Committee held last Tuesday, the board dis­cussed their application for a grant project fund­ed through the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Devel­opment’s (DHCH) In­dustrial Revitalization Fund. The Economic De­velopment Committee consists of town council members, Cotton Rob­erts and Roger Cassell and Town Manager Greg Jones. Mayor Bob Richards joined the […]

10th Annual Railroad Day Slated at Natural Tunnel State Park

hope this year’s special event at Natural Tunnel State Park will attract rail­road enthusiasts for the one day a year the tun­nel is open to the public. Natural Tunnel State Park in con­junction with Norfolk Southern hosts its 10th annual Railroad Day at the park this Saturday, July 16. The day’s events run from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and […]

Trust.txt to Spotlight Publications for the Virginia Press Associationin

Transparency system developed by the non- profit JournalList uses ties with professional and industry groups as a “trust signal” The Virginia Press Association is joining a news industry trans­parency initiative that helps to automatically identify and verify the credentials of its more than 160 member publi­cations across the com­monwealth. Using the Trust.txt f ramework developed by the nonprofit orga­nization JournalList, […]

Local Student Receives Degree from Radford University

Sydney M Gillenwater of Nickelsville graduated from Radford University with a Bachelor of Science in sociology at spring commencement ceremonies. Radford University presented 1,165 undergrad­uate and graduate degrees during spring 2022 com­mencement exercises. On May 6, 250 graduate de­grees were awarded during a hooding ceremony at the Dedmon Center on campus in Radford. On May 7, 915 degrees were presented […]

Bristol Casino Officially Opens Doors to the Public

On Friday morning, ‘Bristol Casino – Future Home of Hard Rock’ cel­ebrated its grand open­ing with a ceremony featuring Hard Rock executives and part­ners, state and local officials, local commu­nity members and busi­ness and civic leaders to celebrate the newest economic driver in Bris­tol. A traditional ribbon cutting commemorated the official opening of the Bristol casino, with the signature Hard […]

Trio Plead Guilty to Distributing Pills Containing Fentanyl

A trio of Southwest Virginia residents who distributed pressed pills containing fentanyl and are linked to teenage overdoses that occurred in Wise County, pled guilty recently in U.S. District Court in Abing­don. Paul Mason Perkins, 20, of Big Stone Gap, Austin Jeremiah Lane, 22, of Norton and Chey­enne Cassie Carico, 20, of Norton, all pled guilty in recent weeks to […]

Virginia Transportation Navigator Receives $100,000 to Expand

The Virginia Depart­ment of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) received $100,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Feder­al Transit Administra­tion (FTA) this month to expand and enhance Virginia Transportation Navigator, a one-call, one-click directory of public and human ser­vice transportation, as well as mobility man­agement and travel training services. Transportation Navi­gator is Virginia’s most thorough database of public transit, human […]