$7 Million Federal Allocation Will Benefit CFX Project in Virginia

The Virginia Coalfields Expressway project took a step forward to begin the new year as $7 million to assist the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) in the design and construction stages of a project to widen a 2.21-mile section of U.S. 121/U.S. 460 in Buchanan County – the Coalfields Expressway – to a four-lane highway in order to better promote […]

U.Va.-Wise Celebrates 27th Annual MLK Jr. Remembrance March

The 27th annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. march and remembrance program, sponsored by the University of Virginia’s College at Wise (U.Va.-Wise) returns in person this year celebrating the theme, “Remember, Celebrate and Act.” “We must not forget our history and the horrible things done from hatred,” said Debbie Vanover, chair of U.Va.-Wise’s Black History Month Committee which organizes the […]

Rural Veterinary Shortages Put U.S. Food System at Risk, Report Says

As student debt outpaces earnings in rural areas, fewer up-and-coming veterinarians are compelled to work with farm animals. The U.S. is facing an alarming shortfall of veterinarians to treat livestock and poultry in rural areas. That has consequences for public health, food safety and economic growth in agricultural communities, according to a new report commissioned by Farm Journal Foundation. The […]


Scott County Public School Head Start reminds the public to register their Food City cards for the School Bucks Program to benefit Scott County Public School Head Start. You must re-register your cards each school year. You have to register online at <foodcity.com>. Follow the online instructions. Head Start staff appreciates the community and their support for the Head Start […]

Curtis Allen Culbertson

Curtis Allen Culbertson, (Hubba Bubba), 64, of Nickelsville, passed away Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. He is preceded in death by his parents, Edgar (Ed) Culbertson and Nannie Elizabeth Salyer Culbertson; sister, Phyllis Culbertson Ford; and brother, Dennis Ray Culbertson. Curtis retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping locally and as far away as Alaska. […]

Daniel Bo Fields

Daniel Bo Fields, 35, Weber City, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. He was born Nov. 2, 1987 in Kingsport, Tenn., a son of the late David Fields and Wilma (Lyons) Fields. In addition to his parents, Daniel was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Teddy ‘Doug’ Pendleton; uncle, William Eugene Lyons; aunt, Ann Jones and nephew, James Fields. Daniel was […]

Guy W. Hill Jr.

Guy William Hill Jr, 79, Duffield, passed away Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023 at Holston Valley Medical Center surrounded by his family. JR was born March 28, 1943 and was the son of the late Guy and Kathleen (Kindle) Hill Sr. He resided in Indiana for 40 years where he was employed by Stark and Wetzel Meat Packing Company before moving […]

Barbara Jean Johnson

Barbara Jean Johnson, 91, Gate City, passed away Friday, Jan. 6, 2023 at her residence. Barbara was born April 6, 1931 in Gate City to the late George Washington and Fannie Annis (Wolfe) Rogers. In addition to her parents, her foster parents (who raised her) Broadus and Mary Coley; brother, George Parret Rogers Sr., Phillip Lee Rogers and William Rudolph […]

Gregory Kilgore

Gregory Warren Kilgore passed away Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023 at the age of 60 after a short battle with cancer. Greg, as he liked to be called, was born on March 22, 1962 to Willie and Nancy Kilgore in Kingsport, Tenn. He attended Lynn View High School and graduated with the class of 1980. After completing high school, Greg worked […]

Allen McClellan

Allen ‘Ott’ ‘Smiley’ McClellan, 79, of Kingsport, Tenn., passed away Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. He was born Sept. 18, 1943 in Midway to the late Ray and Mary McNew McClellan. In addition to his parents, Mr. McClellan was preceded in death by his daughter, Beverly Mc- Clellan; brother, Andy McClellan; sister, Leola Hillman and nephew, Jacob Hillman. Allen was a […]