WSWV News Archive

Bus accident

On Wednesday, March 25, a school bus hit a low-hanging cable line in Martin Subdivision in Jonesville. The buses have been swerving to avoid the line but when a bus caught the line the impact cuased the pole to bend with the electrical wires making contact. When the wires touched the ground it started  a […]

Hospital Funding

During a public hearing on Wednesday, March 25, the Lee County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution to apple for a $700,000 Virginia Community Developement Block Grant for the Lee County Hospital Project. The funding is coming from $10 million from U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, $500,000 Appalachian Regional Commission, and $1 million […]

Wise press release

WEEKLY PRESS RELEASE March 26, 2015 The Wise County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activities for the period of 03/16/2015 through 03/22/2015. Wise Central Dispatch received a total of 1,752 calls for this seven-day period. Of the total calls received 400 were dispatched to the Sheriff’s Office Total number of Domestic calls for this period […]

Murder in Big Stone Gap

A man from Big Stone Gap is being charged for second degree murder. On Wednesday, March 25 around 12:30 pm, 23-year old Dylan Anthony Wayne Holbrook, shot 35-year old Kenneth Paul Diets II at an apartment building on 3rd Avenue East in Big Stone Gap.  Diets was taken to the hospital where he later died. […]


The Lee County Hospital Authority has agreed of a price with Wellmont Health System. The price for the building agreed upon is $1.6 million. The authority approved an  amendment to the purchase agreement that bypassed getting an outside third appraisal on the building. The authority is working with Lee County's banks  and the Board of […]


The Lee County Extension Office is offering "How to" workshops. On Monday, March 30, the workshop is composting for vegetable and flower gardens. Cost for materials is $5 and sessions are at 10-11:30 am and 5:30 – 7 pm.

Pre School

There is a new statewide pre-school eligbility for the children that will be entering in the 2015-16 year. For many other counties this would affect the enrollment of students into the programs but Lee County SSchool Superintendent Mark Carter stated that where Lee has combined thei pre school program with Head Start that there Lee […]

Boil Water lifted

NOTICE FROM WISE COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY: The Boil Water Alert for the South Mountain Community in Pound, VA has been lifted by the Virginia Department of Health's Office of Drinking Water.


The Lee County Public Service Authority had their monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 24 at 5:30 pm. In the Directors report, the PSA has been working on several repairs at different plants and pump stations, such as Ben Hur Sewer Pump Station and Springs Water Treatment Plants. Those facilities are back to normal operation. Construction […]


The Town of Pennington Gap's Industrial Development Authority will meet on Thursday, April 2 at 2:00 pm in the Pennington Gap Community Center. For more information call Marie Jones at 276-546-1177