A free mobile food pantry will be available on October 4th at the LMU-DCOM parking lot on the LMU campus on Harrogate, TN. The pantry will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or until the food runs out. Students will also be on hand to do blood pressure checks, BMI screenings, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. The event is open to the community.
Petitions can be found at the bingo halls, one for Middlesboro residents and another for those living outside the city. Players come from Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee, some riding several hours on a bus.
Petitions in support of the exemption status can be found at local bingo halls. There are two separate types of petitions — one for Middlesboro residents and one for those who live outside of the city. Bingo players come from not only surrounding cities in Kentucky, but from Virginia and Tennessee as well. Some groups ride a bus for several hours to come to Middlesboro to play bingo.
Bingo representatives are so eager to bring players back that they are asking smokers and non-smokers alike to attend the next Middlesboro City Council Meeting to support the exemption.
Bingo representatives have been asking players to attend the upcoming sub-committee meeting on Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. at Middlesboro City Hall. No action can be taken at the sub-committee meeting. The next regularly scheduled Middlesboro City Council meeting is scheduled for Oct. 20 at 7 p.m..
The smoke-free distance around the bingo hall is the same as all other businesses in Middlesboro — no smoking within 20 feet of any entrance or exit.
The Virginia Department of Transportation will begin installing new signals at three intersections on alternate Route 58 in the Pennington Gap next month. New signals will also be installed on Route 23 in the Applachia area of Wise County and the Gate City area of Scott County.
Traffic engineers for VDOT determine if a signal is needed by evaluating multiple factors including:
The number of vehicles and pedestrians that use the intersection
The physical makeup of the intersection
Traffic delays during peak hours
Average vehicle speeds
The number and types of accidents that have occurred there
The High Knob Hellbender will take place this Saturday, October 3rd begining at 7:30. Participants will be climbing six miles and more than 2,000 feet from downtown Norton to the High Knob summit. Haven't registered yet? Never fear! There's still time. See https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=33019
Race day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 3 at the Norton Farmers Market building.
A former Rye Cove High School teacher has been charged with sex crimes against children. The investigation is continuing and more charges could be coming.
Jeremy Francis of Kingsport has been charged after the Sullivan County District Attorney's Office reported allegations of inappropriate contact with underage students from Rye Cove.
Francis was charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, and one count of aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor.
Friday, he was booked into the Sullivan County Jail and released on $20,000 bond.
SAVE THE DATE
Scott County Job Fair
OCTOBER 21 from1pm-6pm
@ Scott County Career & Technical Center
Many local Employers will be there!
Dress for an interview with RESUME in hand!
If possible, create an account in advance with the Virginia Employment Commission at www.vawc.virginia.gov, or plan to register at the event.
The Virginia Employment Commission, the Scott County Economic Development Authority, Mountain Empire Community College and many other partners are joining Regional Adult & Career Education to host a Job Fair for Scott County Area Residents on Wednesday, October 21 from 1-6 PM at the Scott County Career & Technical Center in Gate City.
The Event is FREE to participating employers and job seekers.
Employers wishing to participate should contact Stephen Mullins with the Virginia Employment Commission at 276 679-9592 or email@example.com.
Job Seekers may register in advance with the VEC at www.vawc.virginia.gov.
Dress for an interview with RESUME in hand!
Chestnut Grove Assisted Living is hosting the 2015 Nut Behind the Wheel Car Show today at 6 p.m. Registration begins at 5. Dryden Baptist Church parking lot, located across from Chestnut Grove will serve as the site of the car show. Judging will take place at 7. No entry fee is necessary but donations will be accepted for the Chestnut Grove Christmas Fund.
BIG STONE CELTIC FESTIVAL, 2015
(at Bullit Park)
Tour De Cracker's Neck Registration
(race at 9:00 AM)
(at Bullit Park & Greenbelt)
|K9 Doggie Dawdle|
(at The Farmer's Market)
(Starts at the Fire Hall, opposite Farmer's Market)
|PARADE — All Welcome!|
|TOLLIVER THEATRE: MAIN STAGE|
|11:30 AM||Appalachian Highlanders Pipes and Drums|
|NOON||Celtic Harp with Sandra Parker|
|12:45 PM||Ocean Quartet|
|1:45 PM||Alan Reid/Rob van Sante|
|2:45 PM||Union High School|
|4:00 PM||Jack Beck|
|4:30 PM||GRAND FINALE|
|JOHN FOX HOUSE: ACOUSTIC PARLOR|
|2:00 PM||Ocean Quartet|
|3:00 PM||Alan Reid/Rob van Sante|
|4:00 PM||Sandra Parker|
|COAL MUSEUM: MUSIC OF COAL|
|11:30 AM||Jack Beck and Ron Short|
LIBRARY: CELTIC KIDS
(Walk-in crafts available between all acts)
|1:00 PM||Ron Short|
|2:00 PM||Thistle Dew|
|12:30 PM||W.B. Yeats meets Joseph Sobol|
|2:00 PM||Doug & Darcy Orr: 'Wayfaring Strangers' ~ The Scots-Appalachian Connection|
|3:15 PM||Songs of the Sea: The Ocean Band|
|BULLIT PARK: OUTDOOR DEMOS|
|12:30 PM||Highland Games|
|2:30 PM||Highland Games|
|PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: CELTIC CROSSROADS STAGE|
|11:30 – 2:30 PM||Celtic Kitchen|
|2:45 pm||Ron Short|
|3:45 PM||Thistle Dew|
|6:30 PM||Ceilidh Dance with Sigean and friends|
Tomorrow is National Public Lands Day with a special event to be held at Stone Creek Outdoor Classroom and Community Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families are invited to lend a hand by planting bulbs and flower seeds or picking up trash. Additional activities are being offered, including those for children. For more information call 276-628-1600.