WSWV News Archive

Tobacco festival

Tobacco Festival is on Saturday, October 25. The parade starts at 3:00 pm at Pennington Middle School and ending at Lee Bank. The annual Pancake Breakfast will begin at 7:30 am and end apoxminentaly around 10:30 am at First United Methodist Church in Pennington. Harlan ARH is providing a health screening program beginning at 9 […]

Wise Sheriffs reports

Wise County Sheriff's Office released their weekly report for the week of 10/13- 10/19. Wise Central Dispatch received a total of 1,636 calls Of the total calls received 368 were dispatched to the Sheriff’s Office Total number of Domestic calls for this period was 8. Criminal Process for this period: Served 17 Felony Warrants, 39 […]

Lee Theatre

The Lee Theatre is up and thriving.  Tony Lawson, stated at the Pennington Town meeting that many schools will be using the theatre for movies and educational events. People are also reserving the theatre and the community center for Christmas events. On Saturday, October 25, Lee Haw II is already sold out, an encore presentation […]

funeral home burnt down

A funeral home was burnt down in Castlewood on Wednesday, October 22. There was nothing much the St. Paul Fire Department could do once they arrived on the scene. The fire was mostly in the back of the building, but was too dangerous to enter. What caused the fire is still unknown but there were […]

Photo ID required to vote

Election day is November 4, there is a state required photo ID that will be needed at the polls. When going to the polls bring one of the following items. * a valid Virginia driver's license; * a photo ID card issued by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles; * a valid U.S. passport; * […]

New vehicles

The city of Middlesboro received two new vehicles  for the street and sewer departments. The city got a new street sweeper and the sewer department received a new truck from Tim Short Chrysler of Middlesboro. These vehicles are effective to save money for the city. The sewer truck is a Dodge Cummins Diesel, and has […]

U.S Army Concert

U.S. Army Concert Band & Soldiers' Chorus Fall Tour 2014 October 22 7:30 PM Pound, VA J.W. Adams Combined School Performing Arts Center FREE – For information call 276-376-4520

Board of Supervisors October

The Board of Supervisors held their monthly meeting on October 21, at 5:00 pm. During the meeting the President of Mountain Empire Community College, Dr. Scott Hamilton, stated that MECC enrollment is down by 3% and the college also had recent budget cuts.  He also stated that the Pennington Gap Center hold the GED program, […]

Thank you

The Emma Baldwin Fund was greatly supported across the country. The Wise County Sheriff's Office, Wise County Commonwealth's Attorney Office, and Virginia State Police would like to thank everyone that contributing. The Wise County Sheriff's Office stated through social media that "The support received from our region alone was overwhelming. It makes us proud and […]


    Two productions by The American Shakespeare Company will be at the Gilliam Center stage at the University of Virginia's College at Wise on October 25, & 26. The productions are "Faustus" on Saturday, at 7:30 pm and “Much Ado about Nothing” will be staged on Sunday at 3 p.m. Both are free admission. […]