WSWV News Archive

SW VA Cancer Center Community Yard Sale

The Southwest Virginia Cancer Center will be hold a Community Yard Sale to benefit the Cancer Patient Assistance Fund, which helps families and patients make ends meet during cancer treatment. You can reserve a spot for $20, but spaces must be reserved by June 30th. The event will be held on Saturday, July 9 from […]

IDA Finances New Business in Pennington Gap

Press Release 16-09 The Industrial Development Authority of Lee County (IDA) announced today (June 23, 2016) the closing of a loan to assist Long Hollow Sales, LLC, a new hydrographics business in Pennington Gap.  Hydrographics, also known as immersion printing, water transfer printing or hydro dipping is a method of applying printed designs to three-dimensional […]

Overnight felony arrest leads to marijuana and cash find

LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE An overnight felony arrest has led to the discovery of over two pounds of processed marijuana along with cash and other drug paraphernalia. Lee County Sheriff Gary Parsons reports that overnight his officers along with officers of the Pennington Gap Police Department went to serve a felony warrant […]

Wise man wanted for abduction arrested

A man wanted in Wise was arrested Sunday after police found him hiding in a basement. According to the Wise County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to Sheffield Apartments in Coeburn on a call of an attempted breaking and entering. The suspect had fled on foot when police arrived. Deputies, along with help from St. Paul […]

PGPD seize marijuana

On June 16th, 2016 Sergeant Kennedy with the Pennington Gap Police Department seized approx. 1 pound of Marijuana with an estimated street value of $1,100.00  Charges are currently pending.  

Man faces life in prison after death of toddler

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release June 20, 2016 MURDER CHARGE Franklin Len Mullins, age 44 of 8845 Maple Lane Pound, VA was arrested on June 16, 2016 by the Wise County Sheriff’s Office on charges of child abuse and neglect, felony murder, and second degree murder. If found guilty on these charges he faces a […]

2nd Annual Pennington Gap Fire Department Freedom Ride this Saturday

2nd ANNUAL PENNINGTON GAP FIRE DEPARTMENT FREEDOM RIDE *Date: June 25th 2016   *Time: Registration–8am-9:45am Departure—10am sharp *Price: $20 per person, Price will include a hotdog dinner, a tee shirt with pre registration, and a ticket for door prize drawings. *Location: Meet at the Pennington Gap Fire department and prepare for a 100 mile scenic bike […]

Big Stone officer arrested for rape

A Big Stone Gap police officer has been arrested on multiple counts of rape, incest and sexual battery. Oliver W. Mullins, 31, Pound, Va., was arrested without incident on June 17 after a Virginia State Police investigation requested by the Wise County Sheriff's Office. Mullins is charged with three counts of rape, three counts of […]

Myers to take over as TW basketball coach

Thomas Walker assistant principal Mark Long confirmed Friday that Jerry Myers will be at the helm of the Pioneers' boys basketball program when the 2016-2017 season tips off. Myers spent 29 of his 30 years as an educator and coach in Virginia in the Lee County school district. Myers was a standout player at Powell […]

Fatal crash in Wise County

According to a press release from Corinne N. Geller, Virginia State Police public relations director, VSP Master Trooper J.D. Anderson responded to the crash shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday. The crash occurred in the northbound lanes of Route 23 near the 50 mile marker. A vehicle that had been traveling south on Route 23 crossed […]