Reader of the Month

Sawyer is the Lit­tle Pines top read­ers for March at the Scott County Public Library. The library offers Little Pines for children ages 3 to 5 every Monday, Wednesday and Fri­day, from 10 to 11 a.m. For more infor­mation, contact Kar­la Harris at 386-3302.

Francisco Celebrates 100 Years of Living on April 5

As I write this col­umn here on Friday morning, it’s a rainy day. Lots of people say they don’t care for rain, but to me, it is one of God’s greatest bless­ings. Everyone is enti­tled to their opinion. I’m Pro Rain. Remember the song, “April Show­ers Bring May Flowers.” Someone once wrote, “April does mean the true arrival of Spring […]

Dungannon Elementary School Honor Roll

The following students from Dungannon Ele­mentary School have been named to the honor roll for the third nine weeks. First Grade First Honor Roll Dominic McNew. Second Honor Roll Jacob Chape, Noah Dockery, Finlee Hall, Lasha Lane and William Meade. Second Grade First Honor Roll Josie Begley, Kylie Fletcher, Westion Hall, Josie Henry, Winter Lane, Elijah Marshall and Braxton Minnix. […]

Appalachian Spring

Redbud trees are blooming all over Scott County as spring flowers continue to unfurl their beauty like this scene in Manville.

Quinn Minute – Looking Back: Middle Ages, Part 2

Although some terrible viruses are around today, we’ve still got it better then folks who lived between the 5th and 15th centuries. Those were called the Middle Ages because surviving to 50 seemed impossible. Here’s the deal: if you were a nobleman, you could live well if you owned enough land. But manor homes didn’t have central heat, pest control […]

USDA Rural Development Celebrates a Proud Legacy of Value Added Agricultural Enterprises in Virginia

Proud parents often mark the milestones in their children’s lives through scrapbooks, trophy walls and height marks on door frames. USDA Rural Develop­ment has created an extended family of Vir­ginia farmers and grow­ers through the Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG) Program and has been tracking their successes for more than 20 years now. These grants help operations across the commonwealth […]


Annual flower and plant sale at Scott County Career and Technical Gate City is set for Saturday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and continues Monday, April 10 through Thurs­day, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday night fish fry is planned for Fri­day, April 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Manville Community Center. […]

Governor Appoints Ring as 29th Adjutant General of Virginia

Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced the appointment of Brig. Gen. James W. Ring to serve as the 29th Adjutant General of Virginia on March 31. Ring’s ap­pointment as the leader of the Virginia National Guard and Virginia Defense Force is effective June 3. “I am pleased to appoint Brig. Gen. James W. Ring as the new Adjutant General of Virginia to […]

U.Va.-Wise to Host Community Egg Hunt

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise (U.Va.-Wise) will host its first-ever Egg Hunt for the local community on Saturday, April 8, from noon to 2 p.m. on campus. Families are invited to bring their children to hunt for eggs. And, U.Va.- Wise students, local businesses and Wise town leaders are contributing their time to host craft and activity booths. […]

Cora Beth Frazier

Cora Beth Frazier, 4 months and 8 days old, of Hiltons, passed away Friday, March 31, 2023. Cora Beth was the sweetest baby. Her fam­ily only had her for 4 months, but they were the best 4 months. She was the sunshine to their cloudy days after this pandemic. They are trusting Jesus through this awful valley of life, and […]