WSWV News Archive

Virginia Youth Survey on Tobacco

According to the results of a Virginia Youth Survey undertaken by the State Department of Health in 2017, smoking among teenagers is at an all time low in Virginia. Currently they estimate that 7.6 High School students are tobacco smokers, with 5% drinking alcohol and 2% are using marijuana currently.  

Claude Gene Sloan Sentenced to 14 Years

According to the Scott County Virginia Sheriff’s Office, after an extended investigation, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office was able to obtain a search warrant for the residence of Claude Gene Sloan in the Speers Valley area of Duffield, Virginia. Assisted by the Southwest Virginia Drug Task Force and the ATF, the search netted several pounds […]

Big Stone Gap Virginia Town Council Schedules Special Called Meeting & Public Hearing

The Big Stone Gap Virginia Town Council has scheduled a Public Hearing as well as, a Special Called Meeting regarding a logging company that intends to setup operations at Big Cherry. Logging company Columbia Forest Products proposes using the area as a means of extraction rather than clear cutting. The combined meeting is scheduled for […]

Appcaa and Boone Trail Meats Partner with Hunters for the Hungry Program

The Appalachia Community Action agency is seeking donations from all licensed hunters to the Hunters for the Hungry Program to help feed local residents in need this Winter. Donations may be made at Boone Trail Meats located in Rosehill, Virginia. Processing for all deer donated to the program is covered by the Hunters for the […]

Scott County FSA Director Charles M. Ingram

Scott County FSA Director Charles M. Ingram reminds local farmers that ballots were mailed on November 5th. Voters are encouraged to return their completed ballots by December 3rd, 2018 in order for their vote to count. Remember to sign your ballot and to put postage on the envelope.  The winning elected committee member will then […]

Wise County Sheriff’s Office Sgts Complete Training

Recently the Wise County Sheriff’s Office announced that Sgt. Zac Clifton and Sgt. Myles Cote had recently completed the FBI First Line Supervisor School that was held in Richmond, Va. Before their attendance at this training; both deputies had to be accepted through an application process. The class was restricted to a limited number of […]

Lee County K-9 Officer Lolek Sniffs Out Criminals

According to the latest Press Release from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office; law enforcement seized Meth, a Schedule IV drug, along with a firearm on Tuesday afternoon. Deputy Chad Rouse conducted a traffic stop on Tuesday afternoon and requested assistance from Sgt. Scholl and his K-9 Lolek to assist. A search of the vehicle was […]

Lee and Wise County’s Toys for Tots 2018 Campaign

In today’s local news; the Toys for Tots drive is underway in both Lee and Wise Counties. Donations of new, unwrapped toys are greatly needed for age birth thru age 18. Distribution of toys is scheduled for December 21st. Locally the following businesses are recognized as collection sites to accept toy donations this year: Farmer’s […]

Logging Operations May Begin in Big Stone Gap

Town leaders are expected to discuss the plans of a logging company that wants to begin operating near the Big Cherry Reservoir in Big Stone Gap. The company states it intends to protect the Watershed by not cutting within 100 feet on each side of the river or lake and a minimum of 50 feet […]

Wise County Crash Kills 3

In a tragic accident that occurred in Wise County, officials stated that 60 year old Fred Russell of Kentucky was killed at the scene when his vehicle allegedly ran off of U.S. Route 23, rolling over several times and hitting another vehicle. Rushed to the hospital but later succumbing to their injuries were passengers from […]