“Open-Container Area” Bills Pass the VA General Assembly

The following information was contributed by the Virginia Association of Counties. To read the full text of the relevant bills, click the embedded links. AFTER A TEDIOUS JOURNEY through the General Assembly, legislation authorizing local governments to create outdoor refreshment areas – in other words, open-container areas – in their localities has passed the House… Read More “Open-Container Area” Bills Pass the VA General Assembly

Pro-Art Presents “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”

Wise, VA — The Barter Players’ brand-new adaptation of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is streaming FREE from March 18 – March 31, 2021 as part of Pro-Art’s Spring 2021 season. Whether it’s fishing with Huckleberry Finn, or convincing his friends to whitewash Aunt Polly’s fence, nobody lives life more than the irascible Tom Sawyer.… Read More Pro-Art Presents “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”

Forest Service Plans Prescribed Burns in Wise and Scott Counties

Will Improve Wildlife Habitat in Wise and Scott Counties,,, Norton, Va. March 2, 2021 — The USDA Forest Service will conduct prescribed burns in Wise and Scott Counties between March and mid-May this spring. Prescribed burns improve wildlife habitat by restoring open woodlands and grasslands to the forest landscape. Safety is the Forest Service’s top priority,… Read More Forest Service Plans Prescribed Burns in Wise and Scott Counties

Bill Bowman, St. Paul School Principal 1948-1970…Glory Days

© Jerry F. Couch 2021 In the 1960’s, the late Ann Gregory began writing biographical sketches of area residents for the Clinch Valley Times. The CVT was still owned by the Stewart family in those days, but in 1974 it was purchased by the Young-Gregory Partnership and Ann became the CVT’s editor. Ann’s 1960’s CVT… Read More Bill Bowman, St. Paul School Principal 1948-1970…Glory Days