Union Defeats Glenvar, Burton Loses To Galax

J.I. Burton suffered a loss to Galax on Saturday 35-12 ending their playoff bid, but the Union Bears are still going strong in the VHSL Playoffs after edging by Glenvar 28-27. They'll go on to play Appomattox County this Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Tanker Flipped In Big Stone Gap

A tanker truck flipped over on the intersection of Powell Valley Road and Back Valley Road in Big Stone Gap on Thursday night.

Big Stone Gap's Fire Chief Billy Chandler said the tanker's wheels went off the road while it was attempting to turn around in the Back Valley area, causing it to flip. The truck fell into the contour of a ditch on the side of the road, making clean up easier.

Crews were quickly on site to assist, but no gas was spilled from the truck.

Counterfeit Money Reported In Wise

The Norton Police Department has taken several reports of counterfeit money ($50's and $100's) being passed through businesses in the city. Some bills even say "Motion Picture Use Only." Please be aware and pay close attention if you come in contact with these larger bills and notify law enforcement.

Apartment Fire In Appalachia

One person was transported to the hospital and at least 10 others evacuated from Appalachian Towers during an apartment fire on Saturday.

The Appalachia Fire Department responded to the apartment complex when a fire alarm sounded around 12:24 on Saturday afternoon. Fire Chief Robert Anderson Jr. told WCYB that the fire started in an apartment on the fifth floor due to an occupant smoking while on oxygen. The sprinkler system activated and extinguished the fire, but the apartments from the fifth floor to the second floor suffered water and smoke damage. Evacuated residents were moved to Appalachia High School gymnasium to be assisted by the Red Cross. One person was sent to the hospital for superficial burns.

Anderson said a contractor was on scene working to clean up the damages.



Lee County Tax Deadline Approaching Dec. 5

Lee County taxes are due December 5th, but can be paid on Monday, December 7th as the due date falls on a weekend. Remember taxes can be paid at the treasurer's office or at Lee Bank.

Outshyne At Lee Theatre This Weekend

A Night with Outshyne

Benefit Turkey Fest 2015

Opening with Michael Litton and Dave Myers Outshyne, the hot new 5-piece No. 1 band, is represented by Waylon Owings (lead singer/guitar), Josh Coleman (lead guitar/vocals), Casey Joe Kelly (rhythm guitar/vocals), Jason Paxton (bass) and Matthew “Smiley” Norris (drums) is set to release “Night With Your Name On It” (produced by Chip Matthews/distributed by Millstar Entertainment Group/MRI/Sony Red), September 9, 2014 digital release. This single is the follow up to the July Sirius XM's “The Highway Hot 45 Countdown” chart topper “Moonlight Crush.” The song is currently available on all digital retail outlets.

Tickets available in advance $20 at 276-546-4000


Rigg’s Oil Santa Fund

Every year from October through December, each Riggs Oil Co. market located in Lee, Scott, Wise and Russell counties uses the money from coffee sales to buy much needed clothes and gifts for area children. This year in Scott County alone, Riggs Oil is helping 160 children, according to timesnew.net. The program is referred to as the Santa Fund. The stores are also conducting several raffles to raise money for the Santa Fund.

For more information on Riggs Oil Co.’s Santa Fund, call (276) 225-9177.


Teen Angels Still In Need Of Sponsors

The Teen Angel Program is still in need of sponsors for 59 teenagers in our region to bring Christmas to young adults whose families cannot afford to do so. Through the program, the Teen Angels will receive a Christmas card, a gift card and toiletry items. Toiletries needed include , include shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, bubble bath, razors, shave cream, body lotions and sprays, toothbrushes and toothpaste. These items should be new and unopened. The deadline to drop-off Teen Angel Tree gifts is Monday, Nov. 30.

Donations can be made at https://www.gofundme.com/teenangeltree or https://www.paypal.me/teenangeltree

For more information visit http://teenangeltree.org/



Highway 58 Wreck Involves Injuries

A wreck occurred yesterday involving 2 pickup trucks on Highway 58 in Dot near Old Virginia Log Homes. State police say injuries were reported but no further information has been released at this time.

Lights In The Park To Open Saturday

Lights in the Park will open this Saturday, November 28th. Admission is $5 per car, $1 per person per walkthrough, and $25 for a season ticket. The event will run through Thursday, December 31st. On certain nights, visitors can mention that night's sponsor to receive free admission to the lights.

The display will be open each Sunday- Thursday 6-9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 6-10 p.m.


Dec. 3- Old Virginia Log Hand Hewn Log Homes

Dec. 8- Glass Machinery

Dec. 10- Subway

Dec.14- Food City

Dec. 15- Lee Bank

Dec. 17- Estes Brothers

Dec. 21- Farmers and Miners Bank

Dec. 22- Powell Valley National Bank

Dec.23- Edward Jones

Dec. 26- Convenient Inn

Dec. 28- John C. Marion