WSWV News Archive

Wise Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Selling Synthetic Pot

A Wise County business owner has plead guilty to selling synthetic pot. Bradford Levi Moore, 37, of Wise, Virginia, previously pled guilty to one count of conspiring to distribute synthetic cannabinoids. Last week in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon, Moore was sentenced to 24 months in federal […]

WCSO Weekly Activity Report

WEEKLY PRESS RELEASE August 25, 2016 The Wise County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activities for the period of 08/15/2016 through 08/21/2016. Wise Central Dispatch received a total of 1,740 calls for this seven-day period. Of the total calls received 408 were dispatched to the Sheriff’s Office Total number of Domestic calls for this period […]

Stone Mountain Trail to be featured on NBC Sports show

Stone Mountain Trail in Pennington Gap,l perated by Spearhead Trails, will be featured in an upcoming episode of Fisher’s ATV World on Destination America and NBC Sports. The episode is expected to feature the trails and other town attractions. The show features Brian Fisher, wife Melissa Fisher and their daughter riding trails, taking on mud […]

Kingsport police have arrested a Gate City man who allegedly downloaded images of sexual assault against children less than 10-years-old, with the suspect reportedly admitting that he had 5,000 images in his "collection." According to records at the city jail, Kevin L. Jones, 42, was booked into the facility on Wednesday night. An investigation was […]

Wise woman sentenced for burglaries

Amy Melinda Fletcher Mullins, age 38, of Wise, was sentenced today before a Wise County Circuit Court judge for her role in a string of burglaries in late 2015 and early 2016. She had previously pleaded guilty to six counts of burglary, one count of breaking & entering, six counts of grand larceny, three counts […]

Pennington, Jonesville Selected as Part of Obama Administration Program to Help Appalachian Communities Revitalize Downtowns through Broadband Service

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) announced yesterday Lee County will be among 10 communities in six states selected to participate in the Cool & Connected planning assistance program, an innovative initiative to help people use broadband service for downtown revitalization and economic […]

Pennington Gap trucker and company sentenced for violating safety laws

 The owner of a coal trucking company in Big Stone Gap was ordered to pay thousands of dollars in fines and sentenced to home detention for providing advance notice of safety inspections, according to a press release. Hillis Bresee, 63, Pennington Gap, received three months of home confinement as part of a three year probation […]

Lee County man sentenced to 13 years for sexual assault against minor

A Lee County man was sentenced Tuesday to 13 years and 4 months in prison for sexual assault against a minor. Ronnie Marcum was sentenced Monday by the Lee County Circuit Court. After his sentence, he will be put on 6 years and 8 months of supervised probation. Marcum entered a guilty plea on June […]

SWVA Workforce Development Board Meeting

The Board (through its contractor Clinch Valley Community Action) served 208 adults for the year for such services as GED classes and workforce credentialing. Upon completion of the program(s) 42% were employed and 73% obtained a credential. The 42% figure should rise as more folks will gain employment within 6 months of completion of the […]

VSP warning against IRS phone scam

 The Virginia State Police has issued a warning of an ongoing phone scam where the caller claims to be an Internal Revenue Service representative and demands payment using verbal threats and intimidation. The VSP said the caller I.D. number used by the scam is a legitimate VSP area office phone number, and the VSP has […]