2023-04-19 E-Edition

Public Invited to Celebrate National Library Week at Scott Library

As part of National Library Week April 23- 29, the Scott County Public Library (SCPL) invites the public to stop next week as part of National Library Week, April 23-29. They are planning several special events in conjunction with the annual event that shows “There’s More to the Story,” this year’s theme for library week. “Most people know about the […]

At Her Limit

A young fisherman at Saturday’s fishing event at Fort Blackmore Methodist Camp is beaming with pride after she appears to have caught her limit of trout.

Barter Production Returns to the Carter Fold

The Carter Family Fold hosts two special performances in conjunction with Barter Theatre in April and May. Barter’s spring schedule features a play that first premiered at Barter in 2002 about the Carter Family and the role they played in laying the foundation of country music as we know it today – “Keep on the Sunnyside.” The play has been […]

New VCCS Chancellor Makes First Campus Visit to MECC

The newly appointed Virginia Community College System Chancellor Dr. David Doré visited the Mountain Empire Community College campus last Tuesday. The April 11 visit marked the Chancellor’s first official campus visit and provided an opportunity for Dr. Doré to get to know the students, faculty and staff at the college, as well as hear their concerns and opinions. During the […]

Bowen Gets Long-Awaited Win at Phoenix Bass Fishing Event

A local fisherman earned bragging rights by catching his limit in Saturday’s MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League (BFL) on Norris Lake. Travis Bowen of Duffield caught a fivebass limit weighing 15 pounds, 6 ounces on Saturday to win the fishing tournament, which was the second event of the season for the BFL Volunteer Division. Bowen earned $5,434 for his victory. […]

SWVA Museum to Host ‘National Picnic Day’

The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park to host a “National Picnic Day.” This self-guided event will be held on Sunday, April 23, from 1 to 5 p.m. on the museum grounds. National Picnic Day encourages everyone to pack up their lunch and take it outdoors. Baskets and blankets seem to make everything taste better. Eating outdoors has a certain […]

Attorney General Endorses Incumbent Sheriff For Re-Election Bid

Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares recently announced his support and endorsement for Scott County Sheriff Jeff Edds in his re-election bid. Edds is seeking a second term to serve the people of Scott County. “Sheriff Edds has shown an unwavering and invaluable commitment to the citizens of Scott County,” noted Miyares. “Jeff has prioritized honesty and integrity within his office […]

Virginia Service and Conservation Corps Applications Being Accepted

Applications are open now for adults of any age to join the Virginia Service and Conservation Corps (VSCC) for service beginning on May 17. Applications for the 450- and 675-hour programs close on April 30. The VSCC is an AmeriCorps program that operates in Virginia State Parks and participants serve in park locations throughout the Commonwealth developing and leading interpretive […]

Queen Bee

New Peoples Bank representative Keila Ragan-Wise and Queen the Bee recently visited the first grade at Shoemaker Elementary School. The students listened to “Money, Money, Honey Bunny!” by Marilyn Sadler. They learned the importance of a savings account while saving money as well as making choices between needs and wants.