2022-10-05 E-Edition

Grant-Funded Project Provides Improved Access at Keith Memorial Park

Under a brilliant blue sky on Thursday, local authorities and volunteers from Keith Memorial Park celebrated the park’s latest milestone – the addition of a paved access trail at the facility. A special ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the site with representatives from the Nickelsville Area Recreation Association board of directors, county officials, community volunteers and Kellie Seaton, representing Virginia […]

RCI Students Use Math in Real World Applications

At Rye Cove Intermediate School, a group of sixth graders and their teacher brought math into the real world and discovered real applications and real prizes for their efforts as a select few entered this summer’s Appalachian Fair’s small scale house contest and hand-drawn blueprint contest. Rye Cove Intermediate School sixth grade math teacher Randy Elam is always looking for […]

Scott County Rotary Begins Fourth Grade Literacy Project

A new program started by the Rotary Club of Scott County wants to ensure future county residents participate in their community by promoting the Rotary motto – “Service Above Self.” The organization is introducing fourth grade students enrolled in Scott County schools to the concept of “Service Above Self” through a story-time experience that enhances grade-level literacy skills and reinforces […]

Look Up, It’s Fall

The magnificant beauty of the mountains calls us home as the leaves start to change and harvest time begins. Traditional events throughout the region are well underway as we celebrate life in the mountains.

Teacher Employment Fair Set for Oct. 12

College students and other individuals who plan a career in education can get a head start finding jobs during the Teacher Employment Fair set for Wednesday,…Oct. 12 at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon. Sponsored by the Southwest Virginia Public Education Consortium, the Teacher Employment Fair begins at 9 a.m. and continues until noon. The event is free […]

Griffith Staff to Hold Office Hours

Representatives from Rep. Morgan Griffith’s district office will hold office Wednesday, Oct. 12 in Gate City and Southwest Virginia. They will meet constituents Sept. 14, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the community room at the Scott County Community Services Building, located at 190 Beech Street in Gate City. Contact the Christiansburg Office at (540) 381- 5671 or the Abingdon430 […]

Gap Civil

A Sparta, N.C.-based band performs Saturday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons. Gap Civial features Caroline Beverley on guitar, Chris Johnson on banjo, Lucas Pasley on fiddle and Kyle Dean Smith on bass. Their music is rooted in the old time traditions of the Sparta, Lowgap, Whitetop and Galax region – an area famous […]

Daily Walk

The Roots They say that life is a highway and it’s milestones are years. And now and then there is a tollgate where you buy your way with tears. It’s a rough road and a steep road and it stretches board and far. But at least, it leads to a golden town where golden streets are. For the saved by […]

‘Words to Live By’ are Excellent Examples We Should Use

It’s Friday evening and time for me to get my creative cap on and start writing this column for the upcoming edition of Thru the Gap. The evening is rather chilly, so I just put on my Ohio State sweatshirt to make me a bit more comfortable. I don’t like to be cold. I believe the mind works much better […]