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Nickelsville to Receive $25,000 Grant for Farmers Market

As Virginia Ag Week kicked off on Monday, Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced 11 projects that would share in $214,000 in state funds for infrastructure devel­opment to support local food and farming sys­tems. Included in the gov­ernor’s announcement on June 13 was $25,000 to design and build a farmers market in Nickelsville. According to Nickelsville Mayor Danny Dixon, the town is […]

Vaughn Receives AAS Degree Before Her High School Graduation

Since she was a young girl, Sydney Vaughn knew she wanted to do big things. After she graduated last month with her high school diploma, Vaughn was fortunate to earn an associate degree from Mountain Empire Community College be­fore she walked across the stage at Gate City High School at her high school ceremony. The 18-year-old daughter of Cindy Vaughn […]

County BOS to Hold Budget Public Hearing June 15

Six of the seven members of the Scott County Board of Super­visors meet May 26 for their second and final budget meeting to dis­cuss the proposed FY23 budget. Although the meet­ing was supposed to start at 1 p.m. in the second floor board room at the Scott County Community Services Building, the board went into closed ses­sion at the request […]

Virginian of the Year

Members of the Outstanding Virginian Committee, John B. Adams Jr., James E. Rich and Charles H. Seilheimer Jr., recognize Rita For­rester at Saturday night’s show at the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons. Forrester was selected as the 2022 Outstanding Virginian. Carson Peters and Iron Mountain were the special performers at the weekly show which began with a tribute to Forrester. […]

Library’s Summer Reading Program Begins Next Week

To keep youngsters involved in reading and learning throughout the summer months, the Scott County Public Library begins its an­nual Summer Reading Program, which runs through July 19-20. Summer events for Toddler Time for those youngsters from new­born to three years old includes some very special activities to encourage reading on Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to noon. They begin with 3D […]

Stop the Bleed

Scott County school principals pose with their new Stop the Bleed kits provided by Ballad Health during a Friday morning event at the school board office. Participating in the event are Dr. George Testerman, Division Superintendent John Ferguson, Maj. Jason Jenkins and SRO Lt. Andy Jones of the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. The portable kits include an instructional booklet, a […]

School Approves Proposed Budget, Awaits State’s Budget



At last week’s special called meeting of the Scott County School Board, the board reviewed proposed budgets for teacher’s salary scales, the system’s operating budget and cafeteria budget. Only five of the six members attended the 4 p.m. meeting held May 23 in the school board central office. District 5 School Board member Gail McConnell was unable to attend the […]

Scott County to be Featured on Real Virginia Program

This July, Virginia Farm Bureau’s Real Virginia television program will highlight Scott County as part of its County Close-up segment. Each month, the feature focuses on a different Virginia county and provides an in-depth look at the area from an agricultural perspective. Burke Moeller, video producer for Farm Bureau, will interview local farmers and others to explore the role agriculture […]

Jeeping Good Time

The first-ever Jeep Jamboree, sponsored by Gate City Frontier, was a huge success with numerous jeeps, vendors, food, visitors and fun. The event held in downtown Gate City is the first event of the summer season, which includes the Run the Gate and Clinch Mountain Summer Celebration on June 11. Sorry! An active online subscription is required to access this […]

Nickelsville Days

Lots of local residents hailed the return of Nickelsville Days over the weekend as they enjoyed the parade, the strongest farmhand competition, dog show, music and more. More photos are inside this edition. Sorry! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below or Subscribe today! Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password


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