WSWV News Archive

Virginia L. Hall Killed in Car Crash

In another Lee County crash that took place on Route 352, less than one mile north of Route 421. A 2000 Chevy Cavalier was going west on Route 352, when it crossed over the center line and struck an oncoming 2008 GMC Acadia. Virginia L. Hall, age 64 of Pennington Gap, perished at the scene. […]

John W. Conner Succumbs to Injuries

A recent crash in Lee County has resulted in the death of John W. Conner, age 78 of Harrogate, Va. According to the Virginia State Police, investigators say that Conner was operating a SUV, when he drove through a stop sign and his vehicle was hit by a pickup on Highway 58, at the Flanary […]

U.S. Penitentiary Inmate Brawl in Jonesville

Locally in the news, is the press release from officials connected to the United States Penitentiary in Jonesville, Virginia regarding the initiation of an internal investigation into the matter of inmates brawling. According to the released information, the incident involved multiple inmates, with one inmate injured and requiring offsite medical care. Following the incident, the […]

Full Time Dispatcher Wanted

A full time dispatcher is wanted for Scott County, and all applicants must be able to perform technical and administrative work. Must also be able to answer emergency and administrative phone lines and dispatch emergency responders in emergency situations. Applications will continue to be accepted until position is filled. Submit your application in a sealed […]

2020 VMDAEC Scholarships

Locally in the news, the 2020 VMDAEC Scholarships awards provided  by the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives' Educations Scholarship Foundation has provided nearly eight hundred scholarships to graduating high school students, totaling more than $680,000. The deadline for the application is Friday, February 28, 2020. Recipients will be notified no later than […]

Commonwealth Attorney Chuck Slemp on Governor’s Proposals

According to social media posts, Chuck Slemp, Commonwealth’s Attorney for Wise County & City of Norton commented on new proposals; Many criminal justice reforms have been proposed recently by Governor Northam and the new Democratic majorities in the General Assembly. House Bill 285, prohibits a court from requiring a secured bond as a condition of […]

Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and TRIAD Meeting

As usual, H. Fuller Cridlin’s office works closely with area senior citizens to educate them on issues relevant to their interests. Las week at their monthly TRIAD meeting, they reviewed the requirements for obtaining a Real ID from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. Beginning on October 1st, all citizens are required to show a […]

Second Annual George F. Cridlin Memorial Scholarship

The George F. Cridlin Memorial Scholarship is being offered again this year. Like last year, one thousand dollars in scholarship funds will be awarded to a Lee High student, and a Thomas Walker Student. George F. Cridlin lived his life to serve others and to support his community. To apply for the scholarship, write an […]

Cridlin and Slemp Attend VACA Bill Reading

Last week, according to a joint statement from Commonwealth Attorneys H. Fuller Cridlin of Lee County and Chuck Slemp III of Wise County and the City of Norton, they recently traveled together to Richmond to attend the Virginia Commonwealth Attorney’s Association (VACA) Bill Reading. They also visited the capitol and the offices of members in […]

Lee County Man Sentenced to Five Years

Locally the Lee County Circuit Court has sentenced William Wallace to serve five years in the Virginia Penitentiary for crimes relating to possessing precursors to manufacture methamphetamine and violating probation. Following the term of active incarceration, the defendant will then serve an additional five years on probation. Commonwealth’s Attorney for Lee County, H. Fuller Cridlin […]