WSWV News Archive

Drone used in Wise County RAM goes to Smithsonian

Wise County's last Remote Area Medical Clinic implemented drone technology to provide health services to people in need. The drone was used to make the first FAA-approved drone delivery in the U.S. Now that drone has been accepted into the collection of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.   courtesy of-

LCSO April Activity Report

Total calls received by Lee County Dispatch Office 6,592. Total calls received, deputies responded to 1025. There were 312 calls dispatched to the Fire Warden, Conservation Officer, V.D.O.T., Juvenile Services, Department of Social Services, Animal Control, State Police and the Towns of Jonesville and Pennington Gap Police Departments. There were 224 rescue squad calls and […]

Crash in Dryden kills motorcyclist

Virginia State Police are investigating a crash that killed a Dryden man on Friday.   Police say a 1998 Harley-Davidson XL883 was traveling east on Route 621 when the driver lost control and crossed the center line. The motorcycle collided with a westbound 2003 Dodge Neon. The impact caused the Neon to run off the right side of […]

MEOC Walkathon for Emergency Fuel Fund this Sunday

Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc.'s 40th Annual Walkathon, the organization's single largest fund raising event for its Emergency Fuel Fund that assists the region's elderly households to bridge heating dilemmas during the winter months, is set to begin with registration for participants at 1 p.m. Sunday at Union High School in Big Stone Gap. The […]

Mayes first Pioneer to hit softball homerun at home

Thomas Walker eighth grader Madison Mayes became the first Pioneer softball player to hit a homerun at their home field last week. The hit came against Hancock County nearly 10 years to the day that Ashton Clouse hit the first homer for the school at Twin Springs.

Virginia leaders want special session after McAuliffe’s felon order

State leaders in Virginia are asking for a special session after Governor Terry McAuliffe issued an order to restore the rights of convicted felon. Speaker of the House William Howell and Senate Majority Leader Thomas Norment say the restoration is a "flagrant disregard for the Constitution of Virginia." Previous governors, including former-governor Tim Kaine have […]

WCSO Weekly Activity Report

WEEKLY PRESS RELEASE April 21, 2016 The Wise County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activities for the period of 04/11/2016 through 04/17/2016. Wise Central Dispatch received a total of 1,597 calls for this seven-day period. Of the total calls received 337 were dispatched to the Sheriff’s Office Total number of Domestic calls for this period […]

Jonesville Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Veterinarians being recruited to Southwest VA

Qualified veterinarians with student loan debt, and who are willing to temporarily relocate to a rural location, could have their debt paid off through a federal partnership. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) today announced that the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications for loan repayment grants for veterinarians […]

MECC To Offer CNA Courses This Summer

 Mountain Empire Community College will offer three Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) courses this summer in day, evening, and weekend formats. An accelerated evening/weekend option will be offered May 5-July 16 in Pennington Gap. Classes will be held Mondays and Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A […]