WSWV News Archive

CLOSINGS & CANCELLATIONS JANUARY 22nd, 2019

LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS 2 HOUR DELAY NORTON CITY SCHOOLS ON A 2 HOUR DELAY SCOTT COUNTY SCHOOLS 2 HOUR DELAY WISE COUNTY SCHOOLS 2 HOUR DELAY M.E.C.C. OPERATING ON SNOW SCHEDULE.

Virginia Law Enforcement Sheriffs

Virginia Law Enforcement Sheriffs or VLES respond to dangerous calls around the clock, and often alone. Calls may involve dangerous felons with firearms, domestic disputes, and dangerous crimes in progress and yet, in spite of this, the starting salary for Deputy Sheriffs is below the livable wage of $31,629. The object of the VLES is […]

Central High School Student Arrested

Earlier this month, Wise County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Neal Addington received a call from the Norton Police Department regarding a social media post made by a Central High School student. The student in question was brought to the school administrator’s office to discuss the social media post. Following a search of the student’s backpack, a […]

Lee County’s Board of Supervisors Public Hearing January 29th

On Tuesday afternoon, January 29th 2019 at 2:00 pm in the Conference Room of the Lee County Courthouse in Jonesville. Lee County’s Board of Supervisors is holding this public hearing to garner public input on local community development and housing needs as pertains to Community Development Block Grant funding for local projects in Lee County. […]

Public Service Authority Meeting January 22nd

The Public Service Authority’s next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Tuesday evening, January 22nd at 5:30 pm at their office located in Jonesville.

American Trucking Association Considering Lawsuit

As a result of the legislation proposing tolls to be collected on Interstate 81, the American Trucking Associating has announced they are considering filing a lawsuit again the State of Virginia. The proposed toll if passed would charge commercial trucks at .17 a mile and wouldn’t offer annual passes to truckers. Arguing that by offering […]

JANUARY 21ST 2019 CLOSINGS & CANCELLATIONS

LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED TODAY. NORTON CITY, SCOTT COUNTY AND WISE COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE ON A TWO HOUR DELAY. UVA AT WISE IS ON A 90 MINUTE DELAY. MECC IS OPERATING ON A SNOW SCHEDULE. GET THE LATEST INFO BY PHONING OUR INFORMATION LINE AT 276-546-3400

Joint Highlight on Telephone Scammers Now Impersonating Police Officers

Recently area law enforcements agencies have issued a warning that the Virginia State Police along with the Virginia Fusion Center and the Northern Virginia Regional Intelligence Center have observed numerous fraudulent telephone scams involving police impersonation. These scammers are claiming to be police officers and even providing a valid Virginia State Police telephone number to […]

Ronnie Oakes Retiring as Wise County Sheriff

Wise County Sheriff Ronnie Oakes having served as sheriff since 1995, having started his career in law enforcement as a Virginia State Police Trooper in 1969 announced that he would not be seeking re-election. Some potential candidates for his job are Assistant Sheriff Grant Kilgore with 35 years experience in the Wise County Sheriff's Office. […]

Lawsuit Filed in Lee County Circuit Court

Locally a lawsuit has been filed in Lee County Circuit Court against state officials that had ruled against the plan to allow public school teachers to be armed for security reasons. In response to an agency action rendered by the Department of Criminal Justice Services last August that killed the proposal to make Superintendent of […]