WSWV News Archive

Lee officials represent the county at SWVA Health Authority meeting

Officials from Lee County joined the SWVA Health Authority meeting yesterday to stress the much-needed hospital reopening as part of the proposed merger between Wellmont Health System and Mountain States Health Alliance. A delegation from Lee County addressed the Southwest Virginia Health Authority board who is currently reviewing the merger application filed by the region's […]

USP Lee camp escapee located in Washington state

One of America’s Most Wanted fugitives has been spotted in SeaTac after escaping from USP Lee's camp 8 years ago. The U.S. Marshals are asking for the public’s help to locate Edward Porta.    In 2007, The 61-year-old pleaded guilty to defrauding the US government out of more than $400,000 for his role in a cotton […]

Lee Hospital Authority added to Health Meeting agenda

First District Delegate terry Kilgore has placed the Lee County Hospital Authority on the agenda for Wednesday, May 25 at 3 p.m. for the meeting of the Southwest Virginia Health Authority at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon. Citizens are urged to attend and support the county's efforts to reopen the hospital. If […]

Wise County IDA facing lawsuit for failure to uphold animals activist’s will

Wise County, Virginia's Industrial Development Authority is facing a lawsuit over a large amount of money left to them in a local woman's will. Carol Buchanan left the county $1 million to be used for an animal shelter but in April, a foundation run by her family filed a complaint claiming her wishes have not […]

Summer Meals Program for Lee County

Summer Meals (breakfast and lunch) will be served Monday-Friday June13- August 12. Meals are available at no cost to children 18 and under. Anyone over 18 may purchase breakfast for $2.00 and lunch for $3.00. Breakfast will be available from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 […]

Republicans want McAuliffe’s voting rights executive order reversed

Virginia Republicans want the state Supreme Court to reverse the action of Governor Terry McAuliffe after he issued an executive order restoring voting rights of more than 206,000 felons in April. The suit claims the Constitution of Virginia does not allow the use of executive authority in the matter. “The Constitution of Virginia forbids this […]

Two Wise County inmates indicted for attempted murder charges

Two Wise County prisoners face attempted murder charges after authorities said they attempted to kill corrections officers in two separate incidents. A grand jury recently returned indictments against Kashaun M. Ricks, 22, an inmate at Red Onion State Prison, and Derwin A. Osbourne, 45, an inmate at Wallens Ridge State Prison. Ricks was indicted on […]

WCSO Weekly Activity

WEEKLY PRESS RELEASE   May 19, 2016   The Wise County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activities for the period of 05/09/2016 through 05/15/2016.   Wise Central Dispatch received a total of 1,595 calls for this seven-day period. Of the total calls received 293 were dispatched to the Sheriff’s Office Total number of Domestic calls […]

National Police Week

This week is National Police Week. This week, as in all weeks, we honor the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty whilte protecting the communities and safe-guarding democracy. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the […]

Dryden Alumni Concert

Dryden Alumni Concert on May 21st at Lee High is to honor all area Veterans and Soldiers. All are welcome. Tickets are $10 at the door or you can purchase at Dryden Elementary.