2023-07-12 E-Edition

Happy Birthday America

Independence Day activities con­tinued last week at the annual Dun­ganon Fourth of July celebration.

The Crooked Road Announces New Executive Director

Virginia’s Heri­tage Music Trail: The Crooked Road is ex­cited to announce Tyler Hughes as the new Ex­ecutive Director of the organization. Hughes is no strang­er to the music nor the area from which it origi­nates. Having grown up in Big Stone Gap, he is grounded in the rich musical culture and people of Southwest Virginia. His love for the re­gion […]

2023 Gate City Graduate to Attend Air Force Prep School

A Gate City graduate plans to follow in her family’s footsteps as she makes her way to the New Mexico Military Institute in her first step of becoming a pilot in the United States Air Force. Morgan Tipton grad­uated in 2023 from Gate City High School where she was in the top 10 of her class. Tipton is the daugh­ter […]

Midway Memorial UMC to Host 50th Anniversary Service

Fifty years ago, four churches consolidated to form a brand new church serving people living in and around the Midway community. Prior to 1973, the Midway Circuit of the United Method­ist Church’s Holston Conference featured four separate churches – Farley’s Chapel, Mc­Connell’s Memorial, Morgan’s Chapel and Mount Pleasant – that ministered to the spiri­tual needs of the com­munity. Declining member­ship […]

Cooling Off

Youngsters enjoy an inflatable fire hydrant at the Weber City Vol­unteer Fire Department’s July 4th event held last Monday. Additional pictures are inside this edition.

DSS Cooling Assistance Application Period Underway

The Virginia De­partment of Social Services (VDSS) will provide cooling as­sistance to qualifying households this year through the Virginia Energy Assistance Program (EAP). Ap­plications are current­ly being accepted and can be submitted until Tuesday, Aug. 15. To qualify, a house­hold must have a child less than six years of age, an adult 60 years or older, or an indi­vidual living […]

New Book Store Has Good Selection of Coffee, Pastries, Books

The month of July and the hot summer days just keep moving on. It’s hard to believe we are in the middle of the month already. It seems like just yester­day it was July 1. Last Thursday, I enjoyed another Sing Along with Jack at As­bury Steadman Hill As­sisted Living in King­sport. The room was full of residents who showed […]

Rotary Installs New Officers, Directors for 2023-2024

Rotary Area 13 Gov­ernor Milton Carter pre­sided over an induction ceremony held June 27 for the 2023-24 Rotary Club of Scott County’s slate of officers and di­rectors. New officers include president – Rick Miller, president-elect – Tucker Barker, president nomi­nee – Wayne McClel­land, secretary – Earline Lane, treasurer – Chris Edwards, and club com­munications officer – Cindy Coates. Other members […]

VSP Investigate Fatal Crash

Virginia State Police is investigating a fatal crash in Buchanan County. The crash occurred July 3, 2023, at 3:38 p.m. on Route 83, less than a mile west of Route 701. A 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche was traveling west on Route 83 when it crossed the centerline and struck head-on an eastbound 2019 Nissan Frontier. The two vehicles came to rest […]