2023-03-22 E-Edition

Blooming Peaches

Beautiful pink flowers on a peach tree were captured in this shot taken over the weekend as local folks are hopeful spring is here to stay. The lovely buds will eventually turn into a delightful fruity peach.

Deputies Capture Hawkins County Suspect

For the second time in a week, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office provided assistance to the Sullivan County’s Sheriff Office. Last Tuesday, sher­iff’s deputies helped to apprehend a Hawkins County, Tenn. man af­ter he tried to elude Sul­livan County sheriff’s deputies. Jason Paul Carrier, 40, Mount Carmel, Tenn. was captured by Deputy Tihlee Ander­son, who chased him down and secured […]

Spots Open in Academic ‘Pandemic Recovery’ ENGAGE Virginia

There are still some spots remaining in a new academic program that aims to support Virginia public school students after the im­pact of COVID-19 on education, although a majority have been filled. The Virginia De­partment of Education and Graduation Alli­ance launched “EN­GAGE Virginia’’ last month. ENGAGE Vir­ginia will help students with learning and at­tendance issues after the effects of the […]

Gate City Council to Roll Out Red Carpet for McClung

Gate City’s most fa­mous former resident will receive the red carpet treatment along with “key” to the city when he is expected to return home in April. Last Tuesday, the Gate City Town Coun­cil met at their regu­larly scheduled meeting where they voted to rec­ognize Mac McClung for his accomplishments at the NBA Dunk Contest that brought national attention to […]

U.Va.-Wise Leads Effort to Expand High School, College Internships

Southwest Virginia high school and col­lege students will soon have more access to high-quality paid and academic credit intern­ships in a wide vari­ety of fields, including valuable skilled trades. These opportunities are made possible by a new $250,000 grant led by the University of Vir­ginia’s College at Wise (U.Va.-Wise). The two-year grant is part of the Innovative Internship Partnership Program, […]

HMG Welcomes Physical Therapist

Holston Medical Group (HMG) welcomes Madi­son Tincher, DPT, to HMG Rehabilitation at Medi­cal Plaza located at 105 West Stone Drive, Suite 1D, Kingsport, Tenn. Tincher has always been active and grew up in an athletic family, playing three sports in high school. She has always had a passion for helping others and an interest in how the body moves, making […]

Stallard Vows to Learn Two Songs for Next Performance at Preston Place

It’s Friday morning and a rainy day, so this is a good time to begin Thru the Gap for the next edition of the Gate City paper. Rainy days usually cause me to stay home, which is not among my strengths. I enjoy being out and about and here and there and everywhere. Last Monday, our Rye Cove Memorial High […]

Forthcoming Marriage

Thomas Henry Hintze and Savannah Marie Smith, bolth aged twenty-two, plan on tying the knot on August 5, 2023 at their goat farm in Fort Blackmore. In lieu of wedding gifts, they are ask­ing for donations to the Lucky Limb Foundation for Three-Legged Goats. The event will feature a string quartet, will be B.Y.O.B., and sandwiches will be offered at […]


Due to scheduling conflicts, the March meeting of the Scott County Economic De­velopment Author­ity moves to Monday, March 27 at 6 p.m. in the second floor board­room at the Scott Coun­ty Community Services Building in Gate City. All meetings are open to the public. Bingo night is slat­ed for Saturday, April 1 at the Southwest Virginia 4-H Center in Abingdon, […]