Saturday, May 7, 2016
Lee High School 9:00 am- 9:40 am
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Campground Church 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Sunoco Station / Carwash 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Wise County's last Remote Area Medical Clinic implemented drone technology to provide health services to people in need.
The drone was used to make the first FAA-approved drone delivery in the U.S.
Now that drone has been accepted into the collection of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.
Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc.'s 40th Annual Walkathon, the organization's single largest fund raising event for its Emergency Fuel Fund that assists the region's elderly households to bridge heating dilemmas during the winter months, is set to begin with registration for participants at 1 p.m. Sunday at Union High School in Big Stone Gap. The walk will begin at 2 p.m.
For more information about how to get involved in this year's EFF Walkathon or how to become a community sponsor call 276-523-4202 or 1-800-252-6362.
Thomas Walker eighth grader Madison Mayes became the first Pioneer softball player to hit a homerun at their home field last week. The hit came against Hancock County nearly 10 years to the day that Ashton Clouse hit the first homer for the school at Twin Springs.
State leaders in Virginia are asking for a special session after Governor Terry McAuliffe issued an order to restore the rights of convicted felon.
Speaker of the House William Howell and Senate Majority Leader Thomas Norment say the restoration is a "flagrant disregard for the Constitution of Virginia."
Previous governors, including former-governor Tim Kaine have determined the Constitution only allows the governor to restore rights to felons on a case-by-case basis.
WEEKLY PRESS RELEASE
April 21, 2016
The Wise County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activities for the period of 04/11/2016 through 04/17/2016.
Wise Central Dispatch received a total of 1,597 calls for this seven-day period.
Of the total calls received 337 were dispatched to the Sheriff’s Office
Total number of Domestic calls for this period was 6.
Criminal Process for this period: Served 19 Felony Warrants, 33 Misdemeanor Warrants, 1 DUI Arrest.
Civil Process Served: 502 Civil Papers
Traffic Accidents: 9
13 Additional Criminal Investigations were initiated and 22 Cleared by Arrest.
Sheriff’s Office provided 244 man-hours of Court Room Security.
Unlocked Vehicles: 19
Escorted Funerals: 3
The Sheriff’s Office Total Transport for this period: 5
Total Transport Hours: 20
2,287 Visitors to Courthouse.