WSWV News Archive

Green Way Trail Clean Up Event This Saturday to Celebrate National Earth Day

The Town of Pennington Gap along with local Scout troops are inviting everyone the weekend of National Earth Day to pitch in and help clean up the Greenway Trail on Saturday, April 21st 2018. They’d like to encourage individuals and groups to show up tomorrow morning and join them with the clean up project that […]

Lee County Drug Court Golf Tournament Tomorrow Morning!

Returning for the third year this Friday April 20th at the Cedar Hill Country Club is the Lee County Drug Court Golf Tournament. This tournament will be a Captain’s Choice Scramble consisting of four person teams. Registration costs are $60 per person or $240 per team, with lunch provided and prizes awarded. Sponsorships of holes […]

Lee County Board of Supervisors Meeting Tonight at 6pm

The regular monthly meeting of the Lee County Board of Supervisors is scheduled for this evening April 17th at 6pm in the General District Courtroom of the Lee County Courthouse located in Jonesville.

Before You Dig Dial 811

The State Corporation Commission of Utility and Railroad Safety cautions everyone to call the national number 811 before you dig in your yards or fields. Calling 811 connects you to VA811, which is the Commonwealth’s one call notification center open Monday-Fridays from 7am until 5pm, excluding holidays. Emergency notification service is available 24 hours a […]

No Charges in Mauling Death of Infant Girl

After an in depth investigation into the death of an 8 day old girl infant as the result of mauling by the family dog, the Commonwealth's Attorney for Lee County has decided not to press formal charges. H. Fuller Cridlin, the Commonwealth's Attorney stated,"(the incident was) simply a horrific tragedy, and our thoughts and prayers […]

Body Found in Deadly House Fire in Lee County

In Lee County, Virginia, the Virginia State Police are still investigating a house fire. Located in the 200 block of Still House Road in Big Stone Gap, Virginia the deadly fire started shortly before 3:30am on April 11th, 2018 and completely destroyed the house. There was a body found inside the house that has since […]

Lee County Sheriff’s Department Issues Warning Concerning Scammers

Locally the Lee County Sheriff's Office has issued another scam warning for residents, as advised by the FTC or Federal Trade Commission. Residents are cautioned that some scanners may phone you claiming to be computer tech representatives of well established companies like Microsoft or Apple. Another way scammers work is using pop up messages that […]

Local Gas Prices Holding Steady

Local gasoline prices are holding fairly steady compared to the national average at $2.469 a gallon. Sunday's average was $2.419 which is less than the current National Average of $2.658 according to AAA. The current average for diesel is $2.814 per gallon compared to a year ago when it was $2.405.

Virginia’s Left Lane Law

Many thousands of drivers in Virginia have been fined as a result of a new law recently implemented with set penalties for driving too slowly in the left lane of a highway. According to the latest data compiled from public records requests for citations issued, it found that from July 1st, 2017 thru April 3, […]

Thousands Donated to Greenway Cleanup

Town Manager Keith Harless attended the Executive Board meeting last week for the Virginia Council for Litter Prevention and Recycling in Harrisonburg, Va. Annually the Town of Pennington gets a non-competitive grant of $1,500 from the VCA. During the meeting Mr. Harless related the upcoming river clean up scheduled for April 21st, and was then […]