WSWV News Archive

Early Voting Underway

Early voting has begun in the 2021 General Election on November 2nd.  This general election will determine the state offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor and the Attorney General.  This is an extremely important election even though these are the only three races on the ballot.  The Governor’s Race has three persons on the ballot:  Republican […]

Lee High hosts Patrick Henry tonight

The Lee High Generals will welcome the Patrick Henry Rebels into 5 Star Stadium tonight.  There is a tailgate party in the parking lot before the game to celebrate the Generals and everyone is welcome to attend.  The Generals have had a couple of weeks off due to a Covid-19 protocol and their open date.  […]

RAM Returns to Lee High

RAM, Remote Area Medical, will be hosted by Lee High School this weekend.  This is truly one of the greatest events in our area that helps a large number of people in a very short period of time.  RAM services are free to everyone with no ID required to receive a long list of medical […]

Burchett and Black Hawk East College Team wins National Honors

Lee County’s own Robby Burchett, and his teammates, representing Black Hawk East College’s Livestock Judging Team in Galva, IL., won the 2021 National Barrow Show Monday, September, 13, 2021. This national contest is one of the most highly regarded livestock judging contests in the nation. Teams are required to place swine, of different breeds, into four placings […]

Collins Crowned 2021 Lee County Fair Queen

Autumn Page Collins was chosen as the new 2021 Miss Lee County Fair on opening night festivities at the 114th Annual Lee County Fair and received a $1,000 scholarship from the Pennington Gap Woman’s Club and Pennington Gap Lion’s Club. Autumn is the 18 year old daughter of Bobbie and Chris Collins of Rose Hill. Autumn […]

5.9% Increase in Virginia Construction Employment

While the potential for trillions of dollars of new infrastructure spending looms on the horizon, America’s construction industry is struggling to even keep pace with current demand for new homes, businesses, roads, and bridges. A shortage of supplies and employees has created ongoing challenges for construction firms and their customers. While the construction labor shortage […]

Job scams Increased During the pandemic, BBB study finds

Employment scams are on the rise in the turbulent job market created by the COVID-19 pandemic. A new Better Business Bureau® (BBB) study highlights concerns and warns job seekers to verify employment offers to avoid illegal jobs, identity theft, and fake checks to which millions are exposed annually. Job scams have been a problem for […]

2021 Lee County Fair – Sept 14-19

The Lee County Fair will open its doors this week, from September 14th running through September 18, and anyone wanting to submit items for the Exhibit Barns, they will receive submissions on Sunday from noon until 6pm.  There are many categories receiving items from farm crops and horticulture to hand crafts, canned goods, art, photography […]

Agricultural Workers in Virginia Earn Above Average Wages

Continuing our series on agriculture, the U.S. is the world’s leading exporter of food and other agricultural products. However, while agriculture’s role in the U.S. economy remains significant, the industry’s future faces many challenges. As we have stated before, farms alone account for less than 1% of U.S. GDP today, compared to more than 3% […]

Virginia’s Role In Agriculture

We reported yesterday about ASD offering classes for new and exisiting farmers as past few years have been challenging ones for the agriculture industry. What has historically been one of America’s most important industries now has a starkly diminished role in terms of job creation and GDP. Still, agriculture plays an important role in several […]