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Research Room Dedication Set for Sunday At DB Center

The Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Inter­pretive Center located in Duffield tells the sto­ry of the westward ex­pansion of our country. The pathway marked in 1775 by Daniel Boone and his axmen crew served as the route taken by more than 300,000 set­tlers over the following 30 years. The interpretive center will dedicate a research room at the museum Sunday, May […]

Blackberry Winter

Flowering blooms in a blackberry bush are a sign that perhaps the last cold snap has come and gone and summer may finally soon be on the way.

School Board Approves $60M Proposed Budget

The Scott County School Board approved its FY24 proposed bud­get at their regularly scheduled meeting last week, which includes a large increase in the amount of local fund­ing required to meet the state’s Standards of Quality. Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Scott County Ca­reer and Technical Cen­ter, all six board mem­bers, David Templeton, Steve Sallee, Linda Gil­lenwater, Bill House­right, […]

Rye Cove Grad Selected to Speak at MECC Graduation

Mountain Empire Community College will hold its 50th commence­ment ceremony Friday, May 12 at 6 p.m. at the Big Stone Gap campus. The Class of 2023 includes 585 gradu­ates, who have earned 790 academic awards including 119 Associ­ate of Arts & Sciences degrees, 146 Associate of Applied Science de­grees, 143 Certificates and 382 Career Studies Certificates. Graduates partici­pating in the […]

New Campground to Receive VCEDA Grant

As tourism continues to grow in far South­west Virginia, Jenni­fer and David White decided it was time to take advantage of the land they owned at 323 Greens Chapel Lane in Dungannon, near the Devils Bathtub in Scott County, to build a campground to allow tourists coming to hike in the area a place to stay and enjoy the sur­rounding […]

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 […]

McClung Returns Home to Retire High School Jersey

Loads of local fans were delighted Thurs­day to welcome home the county’s and Gate City’s most well-known celebrity to his home­town at a special event to retire his famous No. 0 jersey. Mac McClung was greeted by a crowd of people at Gate City Middle School as he was formally recognized for his achievements as the 2023 NBA Slam Dunk […]

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