2023-05-03 E-Edition

County Officials Survey Tourism Potential of Spearhead’s Newest Trail

Three county super­visors visited Spear­head Trails’ newest trail a few weeks ago at the invitation of the Southwest Regional Recreation Authority’s interim director. Col. Anthony S. ‘Steve’ Pike, who most recently served as the Chief for the Division of Capitol Police in Rich­mond, attended the April 5 meeting of the Scott County Board of Supervisors and ex­tended an in-person invitation […]

Scott County Man Sentenced in Brutal Attack of Wife

Robert Allen Broth­erton, 48, of Rogersville, Tenn., was sentenced last week in the Scott County Circuit Court before Judge John C. Kilgore for violent crimes he committed in 2018 against his wife in their home. The Scott County Commonwealth’s At­torney asked for a spe­cial prosecutor due to a conflict in the case and the Wise County Com­monwealth’s Attorney was assigned […]

New Mayor

Jamie Lawson takes the oath of office from Deputy Clerk Kristi Horton last week to begin his new duties as Gate City mayor. His wife and son are on hand to witness the special occasion.

LENOWISCO, U.Va. Complete Flood Resiliency Plan

The University of Virginia’s Virginia Flood Resilience Ini­tiative and the LE­NOWISCO Planning District Commission have recently released a “roadmap” to help inland areas prepare for floods and their af­termath. Featuring a flood hazard dashboard that helps communities assess risk, the plan targets regions that historically have lacked the resources to devote to flood resilience plan­ning. Led by the Weldon Cooper […]

MEOC Walkathon Goal Increases Following Year of Record Expenses

A friend asked Lee County resident Doro­thy ‘Dot’ Carter for a simple favor about 35 years ago: Would Carter walk in her place at the Mountain Empire Older Citizens Walkathon? Carter was happy to help. She went to the Walkathon, which rais­es money for a program that provides emergen­cy heating assistance to older adults in Lee, Scott and Wise counties […]

Staff to Hold Office Hours

Representatives from Rep. Morgan Griffith’s district office will hold office Wednesday, May 10 in Gate City and Southwest Virginia. Traveling office hours follow the status of local government offices, which vary across the 22 coun­ties and nine independent cities in the Ninth Dis­trict. They will meet constituents May 10, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the community room at the […]

Distracted & Impaired

As part of a partnership between YOVASO (Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety), Virginia State Police, State Farm and AAA Club Alliance, Twin Springs students were invited last week to try out the organization’s golf cart simulator. The simulator can be used for both distracted driving and impaired driving awareness and preven­tion efforts. Students navigate the simulator through […]

Don’t Go Alone

Milt Starnes July 2022 When you try to go alone life’s burden becomes a stone but when you go as a group then it is just duck soup by yourself you can go fast but your stamina will not last it’s a long and weary road and you need help with your load so you should be aware you need […]


Donations are sought for the upkeep and maintenance ex­penses of the Stallard- Gray Cemetery, located in the Midway commu­nity of Scott County. Send donations to Pa­tricia Jobe, 287 Midway Road, Gate City, Va. 24251. All donations are used to preserve the family cemetery and are greatly appreciated. Fish and chicken dinner served with lots of fantastic sides, a large variety […]