WSWV News Archive

Press Release From Lee County Sheriff’s Office Concerning Zachary Montgomery Seymour

According to the latest Press Release from the Lee County’s Sheriffs Office, a Tennessee man with an extensive criminal history was arrested last Thursday after an alert store manager made a call to the Sheriff’s Office in Jonesville. Lee County Sheriff Gary Parsons reports that a man came into the Happy Mart in Jonesville and […]

Weber City Needs New Fire Station

In Weber City the local fire department is looking for a new fire station as they expand and respond to more calls as currently they are inadequate in several areas. Chief Bruce Cross feels that rather than upgrade their current station, a new fire station that is bigger and up to present safety standards would […]

Appalachian Miles for Smiles

A nonprofit group called Appalachian Miles for Smiles is currently travelling around and providing free dental hygiene care and eye exams now thru November. Anyone interested is encouraged to visit their website at

Wise Couple Plead Guilty To Federal Firearms Case

39 year old Patrick Hyde and his wife 34 year old Crystal Hyde, both from Wise County have pled guilty on multiple charges in connection with a federal firearms case from 2017. Patrick Pled guilty to Possession of a Firearm After Being Convicted of a Felony and is facing up to ten years in prison. […]

No Water Service For Some in Pennington Gap Today

Water customers located in Pennington Gap, Va in the area of South Johnson Street and Doris are experiencing an interruption in their service today due to a leak. Please be aware that crews are hard at work repairing the leak and hope to have water service returned as quickly as possible.

Wise County Sheriff’s Office Receives 5th State Accreditation

The Wise County Sheriff's Office recently received their 5th Accreditation Award when the Sheriff's Office went before the VALEAC Board in Fairfax, Virginia. There was a report presented to the board with the four year audit results that were performed by independent law enforcement assessors. The Wise County Sheriff, Ronnie Oakes is continuing to hold […]

Hit and Run Suspect Sought In Lee County Vehicular Fatality

The Virginia State Police are currently seeking help from the public with locating a vehicle involved in the fatal hit and run that occurred in Lee County, Virginia on August 7th at 9:30 that evening in the Woodway community on Route 638/Hickory Flatts Road North of Route 58. A 1989 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle was traveling […]

UVA at Wise Receives Funding for Participating in Drowning in Dust- The Burden of Black Lung Disease

Funding for the oral history and photography of a project entitled "Drowning in Dust: The Burden of Black Lung Disease in Central Appalachia" has been provided from the University of Kentucky's Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center that works in addition to the ongoing support work of the Healthy Appalachia Institute and will pursue […]

Fairview Water Project Dead in the Water

Mike Dishman, Executive Director of the Scott County Public Service Authority announced that the proposed Scott County Water Project has stagnated because it has failed to acquire State Funding in the amount of half a million dollars necessary for the Fairview Water Project to continue. The Scott County's Public Service Authority did apply for state […]

Wise County’s 2018 School Resource Officers

Wise County Sheriff Ronnie Oakes and Assistant Sheriff Colonel Grant Kilgore would like to introduce all of the deputies assigned as School Resource Officers that protect Wise County schools. J.W. Adams Combined School – Lt. Brad Mullins East Side High School – Lt. Keith Crabtree Central High School – Sgt. Neal Addington Wise County Career […]