2023-04-12 E-Edition

Dogwood Winter

With the recent influctuations in temperatures, it is difficult know what each day’s weather will bring. But warm weather has allowed the spring blossoms like this dogwood show off their stunning glory.

School Board Approves COLA Increase for Head Start Employees

The county school board approved a salary increase for Head Start personnel and accepted resignation and retire­ment requests from some other staff mem­bers. Meeting at the Scott County Career and Technical Center at 6:30 p.m. on April 4, the Scott County School Board discussed a num­ber of Scott County Pub­lic School Head Start items along with a few personnel changes […]

Gate City Council to Welcome McClung at April 18 Meeting

Gate City officials are changing the date and meeting location of their April meeting to allow the town’s most famous resident to attend. The meeting was originally set for April 11 at the Scott County Board of Supervisors board room in the Scott County Community Services Building but was changed to next week so that Mac McClung could be there […]

Twin Springs FCCLA Suggests Use for Riverside Property Building

Supervisors will de­cide in May whether they will raise the el­derly and disabled tax rebate on county real estate taxes. At the request of Scott County Com­missioner of Revenue Debbie Dockery at last week’s monthly meet­ing of the Scott County Board of Supervisors, the board will hold a public hearing May 3 on increasing the elderly and disabled tax relief […]

Community College Board Considers Increases to Tuition, Fees

The State Board for Community Colleges plans to consider tuition and mandatory fee increases for Virginia’s Community Colleges, effective fall 2023, at its May meeting in Richmond. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. on May 18 at the Virginia Community College System, System Of­fice, 300 Arboretum Place in Richmond. The State Board will consider mandatory tuition and fee increases of […]

Vermont Man Arrested in Stolen Vehicle Case

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Burlington, Vt. man two weeks ago after the suspect allegedly tried to steal a vehicle from a Duffield convenience store. Scott County Sheriff Jeff Edds reported that Robert Grant Jessup, 41, was arrested and charged with malicious wounding with a knife, armed robbery and petit larceny after he tried to steal a vehicle […]

Crooked Road Accepting Artist-In-Residence Applications

Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail: The Crooked Road announces applications are now open for the third Artist-In-Residence program for heritage mu­sicians that reside in the Southwest Virginia re­gion. The Artist-In-Residence program gives local musicians a way to become an ambassador for heritage music through participating in events and educational workshops. This initiative is a year- long commitment, with a financial stipend, […]

Trip Down Memory Lane is an Enjoyable Cure For Insomnia

It’s Friday evening and time for me to see what I can come up with for the April 12 edition of Thru the Gap. I know one thing – we have had rain all day, and it’s been a cold rain. I heard someone say it’s Dogwood Winter. I’ve had the air con­ditioning on for the last few days, but […]

Fences, Guards, Guns in American Schools

Eventually every school system in Amer­ica will have to fence in every school and put an armed guard at every gate. Inside the school building cameras will have to be focused on doors and vulner­able glass windows and someone will have to monitor all the camer­as. Some school systems will be slow on adding such security but law­suits from teachers […]