2023-03-01 E-Edition

Housing Officials Visit Riverside Development Site

Virginia Housing Authority officials vis­ited Scott County Feb. 14 according to Scott County Economic De­veloper John Kilgore Jr. The reason for their trip to Scott County was to stop by the pro­posed housing plan in the works by Land Star Development on the Riverside Development site in Weber City. The company, based in Johnson City, Tenn., announced in Novem­ber they […]

Virginia State Park Campgrounds Open March 3

Virginia State Parks campgrounds will open on March 3. Full-service campgrounds with bathhouses are open from the first Friday in March through the first Monday in December, with the exception of Douthat, Hun­gry Mother, Pocahontas and Shenandoah River state parks, which have full- service campgrounds open year-round. Due to a campground renovation proj­ect, camping at Claytor Lake State Park will […]

SRRA Selects GC Resident as Interim Executive Director

The Southwest Re­gional Recreational Au­thority (SRRA) Board announced last Thurs­day that is has selected Col. Anthony S. ‘Steve’ Pike to serve as inter­im executive director where he will lead the organization’s mission to facilitate, enhance and sustain economic growth through the creation and manage­ment of multi-use trails across the Heart of Ap­palachia region. Pike, who most re­cently served as the […]

Future Leaders

Members of the 2023 Scott County Horizons Leadership Class include Deborah Clarkston – Retreat Facilitator, Austin Penley, Roy Bishop, Fallon Fox, Tammy Tiller, Kelsey Barnette and Rachel Dar­nell. Sponsored by the Scott County Chamber of Commerce, the leadership class meets weekly through May 9 when participants hold their “graduation” ceremony. During the Tuesday night class, they will learn about leadership […]

RC Survivors’ Group to Meet March 13 at O’Charley’s

Hello March! Good­bye February. Here’s to an exciting, joyful, enjoyable, peaceful and blessed month. Sounds like good advice for us to follow, a quote which I read on the Internet. It’s a rainy day here in Willowbrook. When I went outside to get the paper, I saw two robins. Too, I noticed lots of daf­fodils blooming up the hill from […]

Griffith Staff to Hold Office Hours

Representatives from Rep. Morgan Griffith’s district office will hold office Wednesday, March 8 in Gate City and Southwest Virginia. Traveling office hours follow the status of local government offices, which vary across the 22 coun­ties and nine independent cities in the Ninth Dis­trict. They will meet constituents March 8, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the community room at the […]

Weather Report

Third grade students at Yuma Elementa­ry School enjoyed a visit Feb. 7 from David Boyd, Meteorologist, from WCYB. During his visit, Boyd read students two weather-relat­ed books: “Rain” by Manya Stojic and “Oh Say Can You Say What’s the Weather Today? All About Weather” by Tish Rabe. Students enjoyed learning about different types of weather, a meteorologist’s occupation, and how […]

Arrest Report

Editor’s note: The fol­lowing information was provided by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. Feb. 1 Terra Renee Lawson, 32, Arjay, Ky., violation of probation (10 counts). Brandon David Dula, 32, Nickelsville, vio­lation of probation (5 counts). Cody Shae McNiel, 27, Duffield, intoxicated in public, violation of probation. Feb. 2 Misty Dawn Salyers, 40, Rose Hill, disobey judgment (4 counts). Alice […]

New Restaurant

Owners Roberto and Victoria Cupp celebrate their grand opening of their restaurant, De Pomaire, surrounded by their friends and fam­ily including their son, daughter, grandchildren and great-grandchild and local officials on Friday morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony sponsored by the Scott County Chamber of Commerce. The tradi­tional, family-oriented international restaurant is located in Weber City and plans to offer free […]