2023-08-16 E-Edition

GC Unveils Revitalization Possibilities of Downtown Building

The Gate City Town Council met on Tuesday for the regularly scheduled monthly meeting where they unveiled the outcome of the Industrial Revitalization Fund (IRF) grant that they had received in regards to the renovation of the building formerly known as Chris’ Department Store and later as Chris’s Mercantile. The council met at the Gate City Town Hall at 6:30 […]

Friday is Last Day to Run for Office in GC, WC

Scott County voters will choose new supervisors and school board members this November as well as all the constitutional officers. But in two of the county’s towns, voters will select new mayors and a town council member. In Gate City, appointed Mayor Jamie Lawson is seeking a permanent position to lead the town. At this time, he is the only […]

Rotary Provides Supplies, Clothes, Backpacks to 284 Students

Scott County students headed back to the classroom yesterday to kick off the 2023-24 school year. And 284 of those returning students were outfitted with new clothes, shoes, hygiene items and school supplies in backpacks courtesy of the Rotary Club of Scott County. Last Tuesday, club members picked up the bounty at the Pioneer Center in Duffield and headed to […]

Now Open

Maple Tree Book Shop & Coffee House in Gate City held a ribboncutting ceremony last Friday where afterwards the owners, Connie (left) and Steve Adkins along with their daughter, Caitie Cox, show off their new certificate of membership to the Scott County Chamber of Commerce. The shop offers

Tennessee Man Killed in Fatal Crash

Virginia State Police is investigating a fatal crash in Buchanan County. The crash occurred Aug. 7, 2023, at 1:22 p.m. on Route 83, less than a mile east of Route 658. A 2018 Honda SXS700 Pioneer off-road vehicle was traveling east on Route 83 when its operator lost control, ran off the left side of the road and struck an […]

‘Plushy Night’ Planned at Museum

The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park is offering a “Plushy Night at the Museum” on Friday, Aug. 25. We know everyone loves exploring the museum. Now your plushy/stuffed animal has a chance to experience a museum after-hours adventure, all on their own. Bring your plushy/stuffed animal on Friday evening, and park rangers will take these special buddies on an […]

Three Couples Celebrate a Combined 166 Years of Wedded Bliss

It’s good to be back writing a regular column. The last two weeks, I requested the Virginia Star editor include two reprints from columns published in 2012 co-authored by my late sister, Vonda Dorton Davis. I was away six of 10 days in Ohio due to the passing of two precious loved ones, Christine Stallard Leonard, Centerburg, Ohio and Jewell […]

ECU Announces New Executive Team Member

Eastman Credit Union announced Matt Smith was promoted as the organization’s Chief Marketing and Analytics Officer, effective July 31. Smith formerly served as ECU’s Director of Project Management and Data Analytics and has nearly 20 years of ECU experience. Smith began his ECU career as a seasonal teller while attending college and has successfully held leadership positions in information technology, […]

VSP Investigating Wise County Crash

Virginia State Police is investigating a fatal crash in Wise County. The crash occurred Aug. 2 at 11 p.m. on Route 58A, approximately 25 feet west of Beginning Front St. West. A 2003 Chevrolet S10 was traveling east on Route 58A when it ran off the right side of the road and struck a pedestrian walking westbound on the paved […]