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WCSO Weekly Activity Report

WEEKLY PRESS RELEASE July 21, 2016 The Wise County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activities for the period of 07/11/2016 through 07/17/2016. Wise Central Dispatch received a total of 1,521 calls for this seven-day period. Of the total calls received 264 were dispatched to the Sheriff’s Office Total number of Domestic calls for this period […]

WRSP to host outdoor nature skit for kids this weekend

Wilderness Road State Park will host an outdoor nature skit for kids on Saturday at 7 p.m. Tall Tree Tales with Bucky, Twig and Squirrel is the outdoor comedy skit with a nature theme. Discover interesting facts about native wildlife through embellished stories presented by three very colorful characters who seem to have a rather […]

New Black Diamond Market to be located in Jonesville

The Lee County Building Official yesterday issued the building permit for the new Black Diamond Market just west of Jonesville (across the street from Subway). We look forward to an old property being renovated and a new business opening soon.

I Love Lee Billboard Contest

I Love Lee Picture Contest Want to be featured on a billboard? Here's how: 1. Like us on Instagram: @iloveleeco 2. Take an awesome picture in Lee County doing something fun! (hiking,biking, eating, riding, fishing, camping, floating, enjoying Lee County) Hint: download our summer adventure guide or request one on our homepage 3. Post it […]

Wise couple indicted after twin sons’ deaths

The grand jury indicted a Wise County couple for child abuse and neglect of their infant son. The father, 44 year-old Franklin Mullins, was accused last month for the death of the baby's twin brother. Shortly after the investigation into 5-month-old Ryan Mullins' death began, the Wise County Sheriff's Office started looking closer into the […]

Update: Children found safe after Police searching for missing children in Scott County

The children were found safe and reunited with their grandfather. A search is underway for two children who went missing while hiking with their grandfather in Scott County, Virginia. Police told WCYB they are searching for a 17-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy. They got separated while hiking around 9a.m. this morning. They were last […]

Health Wagon to present “A More- or Less- Perfect Union documentary

The premiere of the new documentary, A More- or Less- Perfect Union, will be hosted by The Health Wagon at the Park Avenue Theater on Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m. The screening will be followed by a discussion of the film's themes lead by writer/director Jim Gabbe. The documentary asks […]

WCSO Weekly Activity Report

The Wise County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activities for the period of 07/04/2016 through 07/10/2016. Wise Central Dispatch received a total of 1,554 calls for this seven-day period. Of the total calls received 289 were dispatched to the Sheriff’s Office Total number of Domestic calls for this period was 7. Criminal Process for this […]

Five sentenced in synthetic drug conspiracy

Sentences were handed down to five people in federal court this week for their roles in a massive conspiracy to distribute the drug alpha-PVP, known as Gravel, in Southwest Virginia from 2012 to 2015. All five previously pleaded guilty to at least one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent distribute alpha-PVP. […]

IDA Repays Loans to VCEDA

The Industrial Development Authority of Lee County (IDA) announced today (July 14, 2016) that it has repaid in full two loans totaling $423,400.00 to the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA). The loans were originated in 2006 and 2008 to assist the IDA with economic development activities. “Over the last year-plus the IDA Board has […]