WSWV News Archive

More than $6.6 million awarded in Southwest Virginia grants

More than $6.6 million in grant funding has been awarded to entities in 25 counties and eight independent cities in Southwest Virginia, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced here today. An additional $21.4 million in funding was awarded to projects that will benefit communities in other states None of these apply to you? Back The funding was awarded […]

Wise County “Operation Autumn Harvest” Drug Roundup

Nearly 70 people were being sought in the latest Southwest Virginia drug roundup on Wednesday, with the primary focus on Wise County. Dubbed by law enforcement authorities as Operation Autumn Harvest, the 69 individuals were recently indicted by the multi-jurisdictional grand jury in Wise. Indictments level approximately 170 drug offenses such as distribution, possession and […]

Grand Jury recommends maximum sentence for meth charges

A Lee County Grand Jury has recommended the maximum sentence of 10 years in state prison following a guilty verdict in the trial of Edwin Cull Catron last week. Catron was tried on charges of possessing methamphetamine after being arrested by the Lee County Sheriff's Office in June on a Class 5 felony warrant for possession of a […]

Wise man arrested for home invasion/stabbing

A 31-year-old Wise resident has been charged with a home invasion and knife assault on a homeowner in Wise on Monday. The Wise County Sheriff's Office received a call of a stabbing that occurred during an attempted breaking and entering on Fincastle. The victim was home when he heard someone attempting to gain entry. When […]

Body identified as missing Coeburn man

The Wise County Sheriff's Office says the human remains found Sunday in Wise County have been identified as a Coeburn man reported missing since early August. Hikers in the Guest River Gorge Scenic Trail in Jefferson National Forest outside Coeburn discovered the body Sunday about a mile and a half from the trailhead on the […]

Body found by hikers in Wise County

Law Enforcement officials are investigating a death in Wise County after a body was found on Sunday. Lt. Time Wagner with the Wise County Sheriff's Office says the body was found by hikers near the Guest River Gorge in Coeburn, Va around 2:30 on Sunday afternoon. The body has been sent to Roanoka, Va. for […]

Rose Hill native recognized by LMU for volunteerism

Judy Hounshell of Rose Hill, Virginia, was recognized with Lincoln Memorial University (LMU)’s Nancy Rogers Leach Volunteer of the Year Award during the University’s annual Homecoming celebration earlier this month. The Nancy Rogers Leach Volunteer of the Year Award is bestowed annually to an individual who emphasizes generosity to their community in giving of resources, […]

Two sentenced in drug ring conspiracy

Two more members of a 22-person conspiracy, that brought a controlled substance analogue into Southwest Virginia from as far away as China, were sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced.   John Roma Bryan III and Wesley David […]

Jonesville water levels low, customers asked to reduce usage

A notice has been issued by town officials in Jonesville asking customers to reduce their water usage due to low supply levels. Mayor says that a spring the town water plant uses as a source is running at less than half its normal volume. He also noted that public works crews have installed one mile of new […]

LCHA seeking citizens’ input on new hospital name

The Lee County Hospital Authority and Americore Health, LLC are seeking input on a new name for the hospital during the Lee County Tobacco Festival this Saturday, October 22. This is the next step after the Authority signed a letter of intent with the Florida-based company. Authority Vice Chairman Ronnie Montgomery says the Authority would […]