2023-02-01 E-Edition

First Signs of Spring

It’s the earliest signs we’ve ever seen of spring in our area. These daffodils were spotted yesterday near the steps of an old house in the Canton community. Perhaps we have a better way of signaling the start of spring than waiting for Punxsutawney Phil on Thursday.

Kilgore Proposes Felony Homicide Legislation

Legislation (House Bill 1642) to hold drug dealers accountable for distributing fentanyl or other illicit drugs that result in fatal over­doses passed the House Courts of Justice Com­mittee last week on a party-line vote and awaits consideration in the House Appropria­tions Committee. Majority Leader Ter­ry Kilgore (R-Gate City) is the chief patron of the bill. Identical legislation passed the Virginia […]

Scott County Rotary Schedules Charity Dinner for April 1

Tickets are available now for a local civic club annual event that helps those in need in our own community and gives the ticket buyer a chance to claim $5,000. Tickets to the 34th annual Charity Dinner sponsored by the Rotary Club of Scott County are for sale along with sponsorship opportuni­ties for local businesses. The event will be held […]

Gate City Middle School Gymnast Competes at National Level

A Weber City gym­nast is making a name for herself in regional and national gymnas­tics competition that highlight her talents Using her love and skill of dance, Mallory Brooks, the 12-year-old daughter of Randy and Michele Brooks, par­ticipated in and ranked among the top competi­tors at the United States of American Gymnas­tics (USAG) Xcel Gold Regional Meet. A seventh grade […]

SNAP Emergency Allotments Will End in February

The Virginia Depart­ment of Social Services (VDSS) will release the final issuance of emer­gency allotment ben­efits to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) house­holds in February, in accordance with the re­quirements of the Con­solidated Appropria­tions Act, 2023. The new law recent­ly passed by Congress ends VDSS’ authoriza­tion to continue issu­ing benefits through the temporary federal program, originally es­tablished in response to […]

Individual Income Tax Filing Season is Underway

Virginia Tax is announcing that tax filing season in Virginia is now under­way. Taxpayers are now able to file their individual income tax returns. “We strongly encourage you to file electronically,” said Tax Commissioner Craig M. Burns. “We also recommend that you request your refund, if you have one coming, via direct deposit.” Generally, it takes up to two weeks […]

GC Basketball Queen

Hailey Miller was crowned the 2023 Gate City High School Basketball Homecoming Queen during halftime at Saturday night’s basketball game. She is pictured with her escort, Kolton Helms and her father, Aaron Miller.

12th Grade

Members of the 2023 Gate City High School Basketball Homecoming Court and their escorts from the 12th grade are KK Bak­er, the daughter of Ryan and Heather Baker, escorted by her father and Colin Keller, the son of Trevor and Carrie Keller, Bre Fields, the daughter of Adam and Sarah Fields, es­corted by her father and Jordan Falin, the son […]

11th Grade

Members of the 2023 Gate City High School Basketball Homecoming Court and their es­corts from the 11th grade are Rylee Blevins, the daughter of Sid and Kim Blevins, escort­ed by Jude Crawford, the son of Israel and Whitney Crawford, Isabel Miller, the daugh­ter of Shane Miller and Jennifer Savasten, escorted by Bryson Bailey, the son of Todd and Melinda Bailey, […]