WSWV News Archive

Harlan School Calender

      Harlan Independent School District posted the 2014-2015 school calendar.  Harlan schools will begin on Wednesday, August 6, and Sunshine School students will begin on Wednesday, August 20. Opening day for teachers is Aug. 4, while Aug. 5 is a professional development day for teachers. The beginning and ending school times are as […]

Ewing man convicted of shooting

A man from Ewing was convicted on Monday for shooting his former stepfather and will serve a total of 21 years and four months of a 40-year prison sentence. Richard Allen Brooks, 46, plead guilty in April for a shooting in June 2013 of Danny Catron. Brooks did not have solid reason for the shooting, […]

New Justice Center

The Wise County Sheriff's Office will be hosting an open house at the new Justice Center on Thursday July 31 from 3pm to 530pm. Its located at 5605 Patriot Drive (Old Christian School).

Hope 4 Kayla 5K

Lee High School and the Town of Pennington Gap will be hosting a 5K Run/Walk to benefit Kayla Payne on Saturday, August 23 at 9:00 am with Registration beginning at 8:00 am. Kayla is a Lee High School student who has been diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma. She is currently at St. Jude’s Hospital receiving treatment. […]

Friends of Cumberlan Gap

The Friends of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park received a 2014 Impact Grant. The grant is for $25,000 and will be used to purchase and install bear proof containers and place the park educational blitz "Back the B.E.A.R.S." The mission is to work with communities to protect the resources within the parks, such as the […]

boil water advisory

Near Harlan, Ky, there was a main line break for the Black Mountain Utility District.  There is a boil-water advisory for all of Sukey Ridge and the Keith area.  Bring water to a rolling boil for one minute before consumption.

Hail Damage

With the Severe storm that hit the Southwest Virginia region on Sunday, July 27; the hail damage was the biggest part.  Many cars, and houses were damaged by the tennis and softball size hail. The hail damage estimates kept the Cumberland Automotive extremely busy. The business just opened in the Pennington Gap location on July […]


**WANTED** ADAM SCOTT MITCHELL, age 30, is currently wanted by the Wise County Sheriff's Office and United States Marshals Service. He is a fugitive from justice with active criminal charges for failing to register as a violent sex offender, grand larceny, and petit larceny. If you have information on his whereabouts please contact the Wise […]

Teachers discount

Wal-mart has started a new discount program for teachers purchasing school supplies. The Teacher Appreciation week is July 25-31.  Teachers receive 10-percent discount/rebate on classroom supplies purchased during that week. Purchases are only valid in store The teachers can visit to register their receipts by August 15. The rebate will be returned by an […]

Continuous to Hospital

As a continuous to the Lee County Hospital Authority meeting on Thursday, Sheriff Gary Parsons stated that there is a tremendous need for a hospital and has been keeping a log of the emergency calls and the individuals’ loss due to the county not having a hospital.  He also stated that the Authority is the […]