WSWV News Archive

Coeburn man pleads guilty to multiple burglaries

A Wise County, Virginia man pleaded guilty in Circuit Court last week to taking multiple items during a burglary spree in March. A report from Commonwealth's Attorney Chuck Slemp said Michael Jason Sluss, 26, of Coeburn, faces more than 100 years in jail for the crimes that were committed while he was on probation after […]

Cumberland Bowl Park Christmas Lightings

2016 Lights In The Park Opens Saturday November 26th at 6pm   Hours Sunday – Thursday 6pm to 9pm Friday – Saturday 6pm to 10pm ‚Äč Admission $5 Dollars Per Car $1 Dollar Person Walking    

Reward for information on Eric Jones increased

The U.S. Marshals Service has increased the reward offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of Eric Monroe Jones who is wanted on murder charges in the death of his ex-wife. The reward has been increased from $1,500 to $2,000. Police have been looking for Jones since Monday, when they found the […]

SWVA Museum presents “Tea With Mrs. Claus”

The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park will present the annual “Tea with Mrs. Claus” program on Dec. 11 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. A proper tea will be served, and Mrs. Claus will read classic Christmas stories and lead guests in singing traditional Christmas carols. Seating is limited, and advance reservations are required. For […]

Farmers may be eligible for federal aid after drought

Farmers in Lee County may be eligible for federal aid under an agricultural disaster declaration issued as a result of the recent drought throughout parts of Virginia, Tennesse, and Kentucky. Counties including Harlan County in Kentucky, Claiborne County in Tennessee, as well as Lee County, were designated natural disaster areas on Nov. 23, 2016, making all qualified […]

Coeburn woman receives 13 years for drug offenses

A Coeburn woman received a 13 year sentence in prison Monday in Wise County Circuit Court after entering prior guilty pleas to a variety of drug offenses. Wise County Commonwealth's Attorney Chuck Slemp said Patsy Ann Motz, 52, pleaded guilty to distribution of Schedule I synthetic drugs Ab-Pinaca, Alpha-PVP and Ab-Chminaca, distribution of Schedule III […]

Food City and BMS host fundraiser to benefit Gatlinburg

In the wake of the devastating fires sweeping Gatlinburg and Sevier County, Food City and Bristol Motor Speedway have teamed up to host a number of initiatives, including a fundraising campaign to benefit local relief efforts.  Beginning December 1st and continuing through December 7th, Food City locations throughout Kentucky, Virginia and east Tennessee will participate […]

Pound man faces charges after interfering with police

A Wise County man is now facing drug charges after interfering with a police situation last week. Pound Police Chief Tony Baker says two officers responded to a call at the Wildcat Gas Station in Pound over an individual who borrowed someone else's car and hadn't returned it yet. The case was resolved without charges. However, while officers […]

Burn ban lifted

The burn ban for Lee County has been lifted as of noon Wednesday.

LCSO taking donations for Sevier County

The Lee County Sheriffs Office and Jonesville Police Department are taking donations of canned food, bottled water and blankets to those in need in Sevier County TN. If you can help please drop off items at the Lee County Sheriff's Office or Jonesville Town Hall. Any items donated need to be at the drop off […]