Welcome Back To School 2023-2024 Information Guide E-Edition

2023-08-09 E-Edition

Bluegrass Boogie

Carson Peters and Iron Mountain put on a show at the annual Carter Family Memo­rial Festival on Satur­day. Dancers demon­strated their moves including a perfor­mance by the world clogging champion, Chris Massie, who boogied to the tunes of Leftover Biscuits. The finale featured a rendition of “Will the Circle Be Unbro­ken?”

Duffield Man Implores BOS to Remove Hanging Limb

A Pattonsville resi­dent, who has repeat­edly asked the Virginia Department of Trans­portation to remove a tree on Blackwater Road, asked county su­pervisors to force VDOT to get the job done or help him secure equip­ment to tackle it him­self. Claude Cox, who ad­dressed the Scott Coun­ty Board of Supervisor at last week’s meeting, said he had talked to VDOT workers […]

Parents Question School Board About Suspended TS Teacher

Two local parents questioned the school system’s handling of a teacher, who allegedly displayed inappropriate behavior towards some students at last week’s regular monthly meet­ing of the Scott County School Board. At the beginning of the meeting, which be­gan at 6:30 p.m. at the Scott County Career and Technical Center auditorium, two moth­ers of students said they were upset over […]

91-Year-Old Man Identified as Fatality in Crash

Virginia State Police have identified a Duffield man, who was killed last Monday night on Duff Patt Highway in Duffield. VSP investigated the fatal crash that oc­curred July 31, 2023 at 11:48 p.m. on Duff Patt Highway (Route 58), less than a mile east of Route 1500. A 2017 Kia Sorento was traveling west on Route 58 when it encountered […]

Back-to-School Bash

Gate City Frontier sponsored its annual Back-to-School Bash Sat­urday in downtown Gate City where students picked up school sup­plies and enjoyed one last fling before school starts next week.

Writer Recalls Numerous Nonagenarians, Centenarians Who Lived In Region

Editor’s note: This week’s “Thru the Gap” is a reprint of an article that previously ran May 16, 2012. Vonda Davis and Jack Stallard Thru the Gap Corre­spondents I was happy to real­ize the Scott County Virginia Star had the name of the young 24- year old teacher, Ava Carter, who died in the Rye Cove tornado or cyclone, correct […]

Be a Friend So You Can Have Friends

You may have heard this before. I went out to find a friend a none were to be found. I went out to be a friend and found them all around. Where do you find friends? Your best friends may be your family. You may be close to siblings, cousins, and others re­lated to you. Growing up, I was blessed […]

Heart of Appalachia Reports Record Visitation, Tourism Literature Requests

Travel in the coal­fields is on the rise. Gov. Glenn Young­kin and Virginia Tour­ism Corporation (VTC) recently announced that Virginia’s tour­ism industry generated $30.3 billion in visitor spending in 2022 – an increase of 20.3 percent from 2021, exceeding 2019 levels by 4.4 per­cent. While recovery of the tourism industry has been uneven across geography and travel sectors in the […]