WSWV News Archive

UVA-Wise Oxbow Center

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise recently opened their high tech facility officially. It has been designed to encourage academic growth by allowing access to powerful telecommunications infrastructures that allow information technology people to perform their tasks remotely, and will also help entrepreneurs to go into new businesses. The Oxbow Foundation originally gave the […]

Nature Conservancy Applies for Grant

In Lee County, the Nature Conservancy has applied for an EPA Brownfields Cleanup Grant to mitigate some of the known environmental impacts on a piece of land located roughly two miles west of the town of Jonesville on Route 662. Their intention is to give the 71+ acres of land to the Virginia Department of […]

Mark Bates Arrested on Multiple Charges

Virginia State Police along with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to an Armed Robbery call last Friday evening. Saturday morning saw one man arrested in connection with the crime. The Dot Grocery, was robbed at gunpoint late November 15th, according to Sheriff Gary Parsons. According to a Virginia State Police report, Mark Bates has […]

Brian Patrick Williams Sentenced

Brian Patrick Williams, age 37 was sentenced last week in Wise County Circuit Court, according to their Commonwealth Attorney Chuck Slemp. In a recent Press Release, Slemp revealed that Williams had pled guilty to Malicious Wounding, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, and Felony Abduction, without any plea agreement offered from […]

New Economy Network of Southwest Virginia

According to the latest from the New Economy Network of Southwest Virginia, they intend to host a community forum this Thursday, November the 14th, to discuss issues of land access and absentee ownership of land in the Southwest Virginia region. The event is slated to begin at 6pm in the Appalachia Town Council Chambers located […]

Schedule Changes Nov 12th, 2019

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Napier and Southard Sentenced

Travis Napier, age 26, of Harlan County, was sentenced to 181 months in Federal prison last week, on multiple charges relating to Armed Methamphetamine Trafficking. According to his plea agreement, his vehicle was stopped and searched and law enforcement located a box containing several ounces of Methamphetamine, as well as a firearm and ammunition. On […]

Board to Preserve Military Heritage in Harlan County

The Board to Preserve Military Heritage in Harlan County, which is more commonly known for getting area roads and bridges named after fallen servicemen, has just been declared a nonprofit organization. Retired Army Veteran, and former Benham Mayor John Dodd, issued heartfelt thanks to numerous organizations, as well as others for their support, adding that […]

24th Annual Festival of the Trees

The 24th year of the annual event, Festival of the Trees, at the Southwest Virginia Museum is up and running, now thru December 31st, 2019. This event is the opportunity for volunteers from businesses, churches, families and others to create a holiday memory of decorated trees, doorways and other holiday displays that visitors can see. […]

Gate City Man Wins Virginia Lottery

Retired Gate City man recently won one million dollars in the Virginia Lottery. Edgar Baldwin was unaware that he had won until his father heard it announced that someone in Gate City was a major winner. While he missed the powerball number he did match the first five numbers on his ticket. The winning ticket […]