WSWV News Archive

Sheriff’s Office searching for woman missing from Chestnut Grove

A missing person report has been filed with the Lee County Sheriff's Office concerning an assisted living resident who has not been seen since last week. Officials with Chestnut Grove Assisted Living and Sheriff Gary Parsons said the last sighting of Alison League, 50, was on Thursday, Feb. 16. A center spokesperson said the Dryden, […]

Trump reverses surface mining rule, Appalachian Voices not satisfied

President Donald Trump reversed an Obama-era rule last week aimed at blocking coal-mining operations from dumping waste into nearby waterways. House Republicans also passed two bills that would nullify regulations affecting federal funding for Planned Parenthood and hunting activities on national wildlife refuges in Alaska. The president said signing the bill would “eliminate another terrible job-killing […]

VDOF project offered free to help protect homes from fire

With wildfire season beginning in Virginia, the Virginia Department of Forestry is taking steps to help people protect their homes.Wildfires in Southwest Virginia burned nearly 200 acres of land last year.  Black Diamond Resource Conservation and Development Council has started a project called Fire-Wise Fuel Reduction, that's free for eligible homeowners, with a grant from the forestry department. They remove […]

Active Bystander Classes being offered by the Southwest Virginia Medical Reserve Corps

WCSO Weekly Activity Report

The Wise County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activities for the period of 02/06/2017 through 02/12/2017. … Wise Central Dispatch received a total of 1,479 calls for this seven-day period. Of the total calls received 296 were dispatched to the Sheriff’s Office Total number of Domestic calls for this period was 7. Criminal Process for […]

Wise man receives nine years for burglaries

A Wise County man has been sentenced after pleading guilty in December to multiple burglaries in March 2016. Michael Jason Sluss, 26, was sentenced to 25 years, with 16 suspended, meaning he will serve nine years in prison. Sluss confessed to breaking into multiple homes in the Flatwoods community in Wise County, stealing more than $200 in items […]

Wise man faces attempted murder charges for stabbing an elderly man

A Wise County grand jury has handed down a five-count indictment against a man accused of stabbing an elderly man in December. Jermaine Christopher Johnson, 31, of Wise, faces charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated malicious wounding, attempted burglary, stabbing in attempt to commit a felony and trespassing. The stabbing occurred on Oct. 24, 2016, […]

Virginia DOF enforcing burn ban through April 30th

The 4 p.m. Law is a ban (or restriction) on open air burning before 4 o'clock in the afternoon if your fire is within 300 feet of the woods or dry grass which can carry the fire to the woods. You are allowed to burn between 4 p.m and midnight as long as you take […]

School board considering future plans for Lee County schools

The Lee County School Board is considering options for the future of Lee County schools. There are three options on the table, all involving new facilities. One option would create three new facilities with fewer transitions for Thomas Walker students, where grades 6-12 would all be located on the same campus. However this would mean […]

Sheriff’s Office seize pills, hand gun, and vehicle in arrest of New York drug trafficker

The Lee County Sheriff's Office has arrested a New York man after a drug operation last Thursday. A press release on Monday said Michael Allen Woods, 59, of Johnson City, New York was charged after the Sheriff's Office received a tip that Woods was coming to Lee County with 330 Oxycodone pills to sell. The street […]