2023-05-17 E-Edition

Stormy Weather

Dark clouds descended in Gate City Monday evening as they swirled around the Scott County Courthouse.

Republicans, Democrats to Choose Candidates on Saturday’s Gathering

Registered voters are invited to participate in the election process this Saturday when both political parties choose their candidates for the Nov. 7, 2023 election. With only one an­nounced candidate as of May 15, the Scott County Democratic Committee will choose candidates for all five constitutional offices and seven persons to run for the Scott Coun­ty Board of Supervisors at […]

GC Considers Increases to Town Water Rates in FY24 Budget

At last Tuesday’s Gate City Town Coun­cil meeting, the board held its annual public hearing on the proposed 2023-24 fiscal year bud­get. Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on May 9, new mayor Jamie Lawson presided over his first meeting and welcomed Tyler Kilgore, Cotton Roberts, Pat Elliott and Dex­ter Harmon along with Town Manager Greg Jones and Town Attor­ney Michele Brooks. […]

Research Room Dedication Set for Sunday At DB Center

The Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Inter­pretive Center located in Duffield tells the sto­ry of the westward ex­pansion of our country. The pathway marked in 1775 by Daniel Boone and his axmen crew served as the route taken by more than 300,000 set­tlers over the following 30 years. The interpretive center will dedicate a research room at the museum Sunday, May […]

Five Mile Road

A Franklin County-based bluegrass, old time and classic country band with an em­phasis on music for dancing performs Satur­day, May 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons. The group has been featured on Song of the Mountains, the Blue Ridge Music Center, Ferrum College and the Floyd Country Store. Admission to the concert is $10 for […]

Quinn Minute – Health Maintenance

Did you ever have a perfect day, 24 hours when everything went right? I had one yesterday, and it scared me. I woke up at seven, feeling great. That’s crazy, because if I breathe normally before my morning coffee, something’s not right. My Dad lived a long life because he monitored his health constantly. He insisted that “Feeling good is […]

Shellys Road Bridge to be Replaced

The Virginia Depart­ment of Transporta­tion closed two bridges in Scott County for a bridge replacement project in Boozy Creek. The Route 617 bridge on Shellys Road over the South Fork Ketron Branch will be closed this week for replace­ment. The bridge was closed Tuesday for .10-mile from Route 58 (Bristol Highway), beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing through 6 p.m. […]

Scott Native Joins New Inductees to ‘Walk of Fame’

The Southwest Virginia Walk of Fame adds 12 new members at the 15th Annual “Gathering in the Gap” Music Festival on May 27. The Walk of Fame was founded to provide a showcase for the heritage of Southwest Virginia and to advance the knowledge, awareness and apprecia­tion of great Southwest Virginians—past and pres­ent— who have made significant contributions to our […]

Dental Project

Students from Mountain Empire Community College’s Health Sci­ences Division recently participated in a research project with Moun­tain Empire Older Citizens (MEOC) and UVA’s Cancer Center South­west Virginia Community Advisory Board. The Appalachian Voices project allowed health sciences students to design a public service announcement to encourage HPV immunization, which is an impor­tant form of cancer prevention. Three winners were selected, […]