2023-08-02 E-Edition

Scott Students Return to School Tuesday, Aug. 15

In less than two weeks, Scott County students will return to the classroom for the 2023-24 school year. School officially begins Tuesday, Aug. 15 for students and Wednesday, Aug. 9 for pre-service for teachers and administrators. Teachers continue their pre-service work days through Monday, Aug. 14. This year, all Scott County students will have free breakfast and lunch as part […]

Governor Appoints Two Local People to State Boards

Two local people were recently selected by Gov. Glenn Youngkin for an appointment to a state board. In July, Youngkin announced that Debbie Kilgore, a retired Scott County teacher and current Commonwealth Attorney Kyle Kilgore were chosen to fill vacancies on two separate boards. Debbie Kilgore, who retired last year as a retired Family and Consumer Science Teacher and FCCLA […]

Weather Woes

Recent thunderstorms and heavy rain hit the area over the weekend which took a toll on soaked trees and limbs. Meanwhile on Sunday afternoon, the sun peeks through the cloud to let us know that maybe better weather is on the way.

Kilgore Selected for VDOE Board

Since she announced her retirement at the end of the 2022-23 school year, Debbie Kilgore has enjoyed her life as a new grandmother and community volunteer. But when she was asked to join the Virginia Board of Education, she wanted to think about the process before she agreed. “Actually, I was not looking to serve on any boards at this […]

St. Paul Woman Re-Elected President of VAPDC

The Virginia Associa­tion of Planning District Commissions (VAPDC) elected members to its Board of Directors at its annual Summer Con­ference held July 26-28 in Norfolk. At the annual busi­ness meeting during the conference, board offi­cers were re-elected for a second one-year term as follows: Lou Ann Wallace (Cumberland Plateau Planning Dis­trict Commission) was elected President, and Dwayne Tuggle (Cen­tral Virginia […]

Man Struck, Killed in Duffield

The Virginia State Police announced a fatal crash occurred late Monday night in Duffield. At 11:48 p.m. on Monday, July 31, 2023, Virgin­ia State Police responded to a fatal crash in Scott County. An adult male pedestrian was struck and killed near the intersection of Route 58 and Ross Carter Blvd. The investigation remains ongoing at this time. State police […]

YWCA Announces Lead Staff for Childcare Center on Campus of U.Va.-Wise

YWCA Northeast Tennessee and South­west Virginia has hired key positions for the Little Cavaliers Early Learning Center in Southwest Virginia. Housed on the cam­pus of the University of Virginia’s College at Wise (U.Va.-Wise), the Center will be man­aged and staffed by the YWCA and will provide critically needed early childhood learning li­censed by the Virginia Department of Educa­tion (VDOE). Jodi […]

VCEDA Awards Grant to Assist Honaker Projects

A $50,000 grant to be used to install a new e-bike charging station and the construction of an amphitheater in the Town of Honaker Com­munity Park and Rec­reation area was closed recently between the town and the Virginia Coalfield Economic De­velopment Authority (VCEDA). The grant, from the VCEDA Tourism Capital Improvement Matching Fund, will help to fund the projects which […]

Small Modular Nuclear Reactors Can Cause Big Problems

Editor’s note: The fol­lowing article excerpt is reprinted with permis­sion from the author and explores a specific company – NuScale – in their plan to construct a small modular nuclear reactor. The Environ­mental Working Group is a non-profit organiza­tion founded in 1993 by a group of experts that led the environmental health movement and based in Washington, D.C. Grant Smith […]