WSWV News Archive

Lee, Wise and Scott County Schools to Receive Security Update Funding

According to State Delegate Republican Terry Kilgore, several schools in Southwest Virginia will be receiving grants to acquire school security equipment. Kilgore stated that, "Keeping our children safe is a priority of the General Assembly, and these grants will help us ensure that we are able to have the necessary security equipment in many of […]

Motorists Cautioned of Scott County Road and Bridge Construction Delays

Over in Scott County, motorists are cautioned that ongoing road construction projects on Wadlow Gap Road and U.S. 23 will overlap each other until sometime in the Summer of 2019. The Weber City bridge work is expected to finish on time; while curve elimination projects have just begun. Motorists are expected to experience only periodic […]

UVA at Wise Adjunct Professor Kristofer Rucinski Guilty

A former Adjunct Professor at UVA of Wise was sentenced in U.S. District Circuit Court last week. Kristofer Rucinski age 34, was given five years probation after he pled guilty to importing Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analogs into the United States from Canada.

Junction Center for Independent Living Hosting Resource Fair Today

The Junction Center for Independent Living Incorporated will hold a Resource Fair at their offices located in Big Stone Gap on Wednesday October 17th. Honoring that October is Disability Awareness Month, the Resource Fair will have representatives from each of the six Managed Care organizations that perform Medicaid funded services throughout the Commonwealth, along with […]

November 6th General Election Registration Deadline Today

Today is the deadline to register for the November 6th General Election. Numerous voters have already cast absentee ballots at the Lee County Voter Registrar’s Office located in the former Adult Learning Center on the formers School Board Campus in Jonesville. The deadline to request a ballot by mail is Tuesday, October 30th, with in-person […]

Tobacco Festival Beauty Pageant Tomorrow at 6 p.m.

The Tobacco Festival Beauty Pageant is slated for October 13th at Lee Theatre in Pennington Gap, sponsored by the Pennington Gap Women’s Club. The pageant begins at 6 p.m. with seven categories for all contestants ranging from birth to age 22, including two categories for young boys. Registration information is available at the Pennington Gap […]

VDAC and VCE Offering Free Farm Readiness Reviews

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, or VDAC in partnership with the Virginia Cooperative Extension or VCE are performing free confidential on-farm readiness reviews for the way local farmers grow, pack, hold and distribute ready-to-eat produce. Any farmer that sells more than $25,000 in applicable produce per year may soon find themselves subject […]

Lee County Rescue Squad Monthly Stats September 2018

The Lee County Rescue Squad, Pennington Gap Unit, received and responded to  144 calls during the month of  September 2018. 86 Patients were transported to their closest appropriate facility. 45 Patients refused treatment or transport. 02 Patients received treatment on scene. 05 Patients were flown to higher level care utilizing Air Evacs 88 & 33 […]

Lee County Business Roundtable October 5th

All business leaders in Lee County are invited to attend an informative business roundtable this Friday morning, October 5th at ten o'clock, at the Pennington Gap Community Center located at 41676 West Morgan Avenue. Lunch will be served so they're asking everyone to sign up through Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lee-county-business-roundtable-tickets-50509944604 This roundtable event is an opportunity for […]

Wise County’s Project Lifesaver

Wise County's Project Lifesaver is geared towards locating people that tend to wander off due to Alzheimer's, Dementia or Special Needs. Lt. Teresa Meade with the Wise County Sheriff's Department stated that, "We've had a a couple of finds through the years, they were elderly individuals and I feel like if they had not been […]