WSWV News Archive

WiseJAMS at Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park

The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park, located in Big Stone Gap announced the 11th semester of the music program WiseJAMS. WiseJAMS endeavors to preserve Appalachian mountain music’s heritage by offering low cost fiddle, old time banjo and guitar in an after school setting to small groups of students. Classes are now thru May 17th […]

Wise County Board of Supervisors

The Wise County Board of Supervisors will hold their next regular meeting on Thursday evening March 8th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Wise County Schools Education Center, in Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise.

Wise County Planning Commission

The Wise County Planning Commission will have it’s regular meeting on Monday March 12, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the Wise County Schools Education Center, in Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise.

VDOE Seeking Participants For The Summer Food Program

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is looking for interested residents willing to participate in the Commonwealth’s Summer Food Service program that attempts to ensure our children have access to nutritious meals during the summer months when school is not in session. Approved organizations that participate are reimbursed for meals served and for administrative costs […]

Pennington Gap Town Council Meeting Tonight at 6 p.m.

The Pennington Gap Town Council will meet this evening February 20th at the Pennington Gap Town Hall at six p.m. for their next regularly scheduled meeting.

Lee County School Board Votes To Move 8th Grade Students

The Lee County School Board recently voted 3-1 with one abstention to move the eighth grade students from their current location in the Jonesville Middle School and the Pennington Middle School to Lee High School for the 2018-2019 school year. Voting in favor of the move were Chairman Michael Kidwell from District 1, Pam Fannon […]

School Revitaliztion Bill Could Boost Economy in Southwest Virginia

Empty and abandoned school buildings in southwest Virginia may soon be repurposed for use by business if a new bill becomes law in the Commonwealth. Currently local lawmakers are working to interest companies to invest in public properties. Recent consolidation has closed numerous schools across the southwest region and this has left behind many school […]

Staff From Congressman Griffith’s Office to Visit

A member of staff from the Ninth District Congressman Morgan Griffith’s office will be at the Lee County Sheriff’s Office conference room in Jonesville. Residents that are needing assistance with any federal issues are encouraged to attend Monday afternoon, February 26th from 2-4 p.m.

Lee County School Board Meetings

The Lee County School Board will have their next work session for the Fiscal Year 2019 on the following dates, with their locations to be announced later. Thursday evening March 22nd a Public Hearing at 6 p.m. Thursday evening March 8th, 2018 at 5p.m. before the regular school board meeting. Thursday evening February 22nd at […]

Burning Law In Effect

Locally the Burning Law is currently in effect from February 15th until April 30, 2018. There is a maximum fine of $500. For additional information you may contact the Virginia Department of Forestry. But a breakdown of what the Burning Law means is basically: 01) No burning allowed until after 4:00 p.m. if within 300 […]