WSWV News Archive

Daniel Boone SWCD Cost-Share Deadline

Today is the last day to sign up with the Daniel Boone Soil and Water Conservation District for 100% cost-share funding for Grazing Land Best Management Practices through the Virginia Agricultural Cost-Share Program. Only those applications received by 4:30 today will be eligible for 100% cost-share. After today, applicants will only be eligible for a […]

Fourth of July Events

Lee County will celebrate the Fourth of July this weekend with events throughout the county. On Friday July 3, Jonesville will hold their fireworks celebration at Cumberland Bowl Park, beginning at dark. A softball tournament will be held at the park on Saturday and Sunday, July 4 and 5. Pennington Gap will begin their celebration […]

Saturday Events

Don’t forget that the Dryden Crusaders and Friends are sponsoring a fund raiser for the students of Dryden Elementary School tomorrow, with a Cruise-In and Car Show beginning at 11 a.m. at Cumberland Auto. The fundraiser will continue with a 3-band show at the Lee Theater, featuring Town Branch Bluegrass, The Britton Family, and Po’ […]

Hospital Authority Update

The Lee County Hospital Authority Commissioners met with Senator Mark Warner, Senator Tim Kaine, and Congressman Morgan Griffith, along with members of various federal and state agencies yesterday in Washington D.C. The Commissioners hoped to update our leaders in Washington on the status of the re-opening of the Lee County Hospital and to speed up […]

Jonesville Town Council Meeting

The Jonesville Town Council met in a recessed meeting Monday June 22 to vote on a budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. A unanimous vote approved the budget amounting to $1,666,206 for the general fund for 2015 and $1,777,682 for 2016, including a 2.5% raise for all employees and no tax increase. The council voted […]

Meth Lab in Dot

After securing a search warrant on Thursday afternoon, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office discovered a meth lab in the Dot area of Lee County. According to a press release, Sheriff Gary Parsons reported that Lt. A.J. McQueen secured a search warrant for a residence at 306 Clarence Laws Drive in Pennington Gap. Around 1:30 Sheriff’s […]

MECC Offering Drone Classes

A $50 thousand grant has allowed Mountain Empire Community College to offer a new course this summer on unmanned aerial systems, also known as drones. MECC is the only community college in the state currently offering such a class. Students of all ages will learn how to build and fly drones, an up and coming […]

LCHA to Meet in Washington D.C.

On Wednesday, June 24 at 4 p.m., the Lee County Hospital Authority will hold a special meeting in Washington DC at the Offices of Senator Mark R. Warner to update Senator Warner, Senator Tim Kaine, and Congressman Morgan Griffith, as well as a number of federal and state agencies, on the efforts of the Authority […]

Dryden Fundraising Event and LCPS Free Meals

Dryden Crusaders and Friends are raising money for the students at Dryden Elementary School with multiple events this Saturday June 27. The Cruise-In and Car Show will begin registration at 11 a.m. at Cumberland Auto. The entry fee is $10. Those interested can contact Tiger Coleman at 276-546-6511 or Jerry Parsons at 276-546-1040. The Lee […]

Board of Supervisors Budget Meeting

The Lee County Board of Supervisors met last Tuesday June 16, for a public hearing about the 2015-2016 county budget, set at $63,017,198. A final budget must be adopted by June 30. The only public comment came from Donna Stanley of Behavioral Health Services regarding justification of their budget request. County Treasurer Rita McCann reported […]