Honoring Our Volunteers And Veterans 2022 E-Edition

2022-11-16 E-Edition

CSX Santa Train Returns to the Rails on Saturday

The CSX Santa Train, a beloved Appalachian tradition for 80 years, will be back on the rails on Saturday for the first time since 2019. After two years of drive-through events necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the train will once again roll through Appalachia, making stops in Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee to distribute more than 15 tons of toys and […]

BOS Schedules Special Called Meeting on Tax Deadline

County supervisors are expected to change the due of date of real estate and personal property taxes. The Scott County Board of Supervisors will hold a special called meeting Thursday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. in the second floor board room at the Scott County Community Services Building in Gate City. The action follows the delayed mailing of the 2022 […]

MECC Receives Grant for New Machining Program, Expansion of CDL Training

Mountain Empire Community College (MECC), in coordination with Komatsu and its manufacturing facility in Duffield, will launch a new precision machining program thanks to a $419,732 grant from the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission. The grant, which was announced in October 2022, also provides for the expansion of the college’s existing Commercial Driver’s License program allowing more students to complete […]

Write-Ins Delay Election Certification Process

Scott County official 2022 election results won’t be known until Friday morning due to the number large of write-ins in several of the town elections. Scott County Registrar Mike Edwards explained that the results were delayed because there weren’t enough qualified candidates on the ballots in Clinchport, Duffield and Nickelsville. “This has been one of the hardest elections due to […]

Soldier’s Memorial

Dorinda Bradshaw is presented with a Vietnam Veterans Lapel Pin by Jeanette Poston, a Gold Star Mother from Snowflake and Sally Kelly, Regent of the Carter’s Fort Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution at the Veterans Day event at Gate City High School. Bradshaw’s husband, the late Gary Bradshaw served his country during the conflict.

Family Pride

Jackie Pierson, a member of American Post 265, is joined by his family after the annual Veterans Day event at Gate City High School. They include (from left) granddaughter, Miley Ison, daughter, Lisa Ison, granddaughters, Megan Ison and Caitlyn Ison. Twins, Miley and Megan are 10th grade students at the school while their mother, Lisa, is on the administrative staff […]

Use a 529 Account to Save for Your Child’s Education

Setting up a 529 account is a good way to save for education costs, according to KHEAA. These education savings accounts get their name from the governing section of the federal tax code. While many people think of saving for college when it comes to a 529 account, that isn’t the only option. Some states’ 529 plans let people save […]

Hogslop String Band

The Hogslop String Band creates and performs cross-genre music that pushes the boundaries of what old time music could and should be, blending country, psych and astounding stamina in an energetic performance. They perform on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons. Adult admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children […]