2023-03-08 E-Edition

BOS Salutes McClung With Special Proclamation

Gate City’s most fa­mous former resident was recognized by the county’s board of super­visors for his high-fly­ing acrobatic moves in winning the 2023 NBA Slam Dunk Contest last month. At the March 1 meet­ing of the Scott County Board of Supervisors, the board unanimously approved a resolution to honor Mac McClung, who won the contest with an astonishing 540-degree dunk […]

Spring is in the Air

Bradford pears blooms are exploding all over the county as the early signs of spring unfold all around us.

VCEDA 2022 Annual Report Highlights 50 Projects

Fifty new projects and expansions in all eight Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) lo­calities resulting in a projected 900 new jobs and more than $220 million in planned pri­vate investment were announced in the region during 2022, according to details highlighted in the VCEDA 2022 An­nual Report filed ear­lier this week with Gov. Glenn Youngkin and the Virginia General […]

Cassell Earns Degree From Campbellsvillle

Carli Cheyenne Cas­sell of Duffield graduat­ed from Campbellsville University in Decem­ber. Degrees are con­ferred to graduates upon completion of all requirements for gradu­ation. Dr. Pat Cowherd, dean of the School of Business, Economics and Technology, ad­dressed the candidates for graduation at the 6 p.m. ceremony held Dec. 9. To view the ceremo­nies, visit Campbells­ville University’s Face­book page at <www.facebook.com/camp­bellsvilleuniversity>. Campbellsville […]

C.A.R. Leadership Award

Judy Guinn was selected as the state’s outstanding senior leader at the 96th state conference of the Virginia Society Children of the American Revolution held Feb. 24-26 in Richmond. She is joined by two of her grand­children, Lee, who serves as State American Heritage Chairman and Laura, State 2nd Vice President. Guinn is a member of the Carter’s Fort Chapter […]

Carter, Stallard Used to Argue the Merits of Ford vs. Chevrolet

March is marching along. The days surely do go by fast. Last Monday, Feb. 27 was my birthday. My, my! I was I treat­ed like someone spe­cial. I started getting text messages on my phone at 5:45 a.m. and answered some 25 of those. My right index finger, which I use to reply to text messages, was worn out by […]

Baby Sprouts Reader

Evie is the Baby Sprouts top reader for February at the Scott County Public Library. The library offers a Baby Sprouts class for two-year-olds every Tuesday and Thursday, from 11:30 a.m. to noon. A second Baby Sprouts class for children under two is held Fridays, from 11:30 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Karla Harris at 386-3302.

Arrest Report

Editor’s note: The fol­lowing information was provided by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. Feb. 20 Jaime Bush, 42, Gate City, assault. Chasity Morgan Bush, 22, Gate City, as­sault . Feb. 21 Amanda Nicole Hens­ley, 40, Duffield, fraud, narcotics violation. Zachary Ryan Deel, 30, Coeburn, fail to ap­pear. Travis Lee Hartsock, 51, Kingsport, Tenn., violation of probation (3 counts). Steven James […]

Virginia Lawmakers Meet Mixed Success With Housing Reform Bills

Legislative efforts to tackle spiking eviction notices, housing and utility costs were most­ly shot down during the Virginia General As­sembly session. Almost 193,000 eviction filings have been made in Virginia since March 2020. The monthly-updated data comes from the Princ­eton Eviction Lab, a group that makes nationwide eviction data public to increase awareness about hous­ing, eviction and pov­erty. Not all […]