2022-11-23

GC Receives CDBG for Continuation of Park Street Rehab

Gate City is receiving new funding to continue redevelopment efforts along Park Street. Last week, Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced the award of $687,968 for the second phase of the Park Street Housing Rehabilitation project along with $11.5 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) for nine other projects across the Commonwealth. Phase two of the Park Street project includes the […]

Santa Special Returns

The 80th annual Santa Train returned to the county on Saturday and despite the brilliant blue skies, the cold weather was the perfect way to greet the Jolly Old Elf. The train has run unfailingly since 1943 but was put on hold in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, shifting to smaller drivethrough events. Additional pictures from this year’s […]

County Supervisors Extends Tax Deadline to Dec. 16

After receiving lots of criticism from county taxpayers over the delayed sending of the 2022 tax tickets, the Scott County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted last Thursday to extend the deadline to pay county taxes to Dec. 16. The original date of Nov. 20 was not feasible for most taxpayers to have enough time to pay their county real estate […]

Final Election Results Released

The people have spoken and used write-in ballots to fill vacant spots on the town councils in Clinchport, Duffield and Nickelsville. Residents in Clinchport also cast write-ins to select their new mayor and recorder. Sherry L. Carter was chosen as Clinchport Mayor with three write-in votes. She will be joined by Tammy R. Meade, who earned two votes, to become […]

VCEDA Board Hears Update on Year-to-Date Projects, Jobs, Investment

Twenty-six new projects and expansion/ retention projects projected to create 621 full-time and 104 parttime jobs and more than $218 million in private investment have been announced in Southwest Virginia’s e-Region so far this calendar year, Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority Executive Director/ General Counsel Jonathan Belcher told members of the VCEDA board, Thursday. He noted project activity continues to […]

Waiting to Pay

A line of taxpayers patiently wait their turn to pay their 2022 county taxes last Thursday during the board of supervisors’ specialcalled meeting that extended the payment deadline to dec. 16.

Gate City Officials Discuss Changes in Theater Plan



Gate City’s Economic Redevelopment and Revitalization Committee (EDARC) held a special-called meeting last week to discuss the future of the Gate City Theater with their partnered architectural design firm. The committee consists of town council members, Allan ‘Cotton’ Roberts and Roger Cassell, who was absent from the meeting. Mayor Bob Richards and Town Manager Greg Jones joined Roberts at the […]

Rye Cove ‘Survivors’ Welcome Guests to Last Monthly Luncheon



It’s the time of year for us to celebrate Thanksgiving. Joyce Giraud wrote, “Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. Suddenly, so many things become so little when we realize how blessed and lucky we are.” Her words are so inspirational and true. May each […]

Proposals Accepted for Outdoor Grant

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is accepting pre-application proposals for submission to the National Park Service Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program, or ORLP. Part of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, ORLP provides matching grants for outdoor… recreation projects in underserved urban areas. ORLP is a 50-50 matching reimbursement program that provides awards ranging from $300,000 to $10 […]

Reservations Needed for ‘Breakfast with the Grinch’

The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park presents its annual “Breakfast with the Grinch” program on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 9 a.m. Wear your pajamas and join the Grinch and Cindy-Lou Who for a fun-filled holiday event in the museum’s Victorian Parlor. Participants will dine on green eggs and ham while enjoying a reading of the Dr. Seuss classic, How […]