WSWV News Archive

Schools Closed Statewide, Now What?

Since Governor Northam ordered the closure of Commonwealth schools for the rest of the year its meant a lot of changes for local families. What do to for your child’s education and entertainment is near the top of the list for most parents. Remember that Northam has also requested all Commonwealth citizens to refrain from […]

Health Call Centers Available 24/7

Across the Commonwealth, public health districts have created health call centers to answer questions and provide informed information concerning COVID-19 and other associated issues. Some of the information available is symptoms, how to minimize your risk of exposure to yourself and others, regional conditions, testing resources and also how they are being used, along with […]

MEOC Waives Transit Fees for Public

Along with the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration, the Mountain Empire Older Citizens Transit will offer free transportation to the general public until the end of April. Serving Lee, Scott and Wise Counties, as well as the city of Norton, regular rates are anywhere from .75 to $1.50. […]

Health Wagon Health Nurse Connect Line 833-822-5523

There is still a limited supply of COVID-19 test kits available at the Health Wagon. Officials continue to advise that testing for COVID-19 may become more readily available at a later time. At this time, if you feel symptomatic and need to be tested, please contact Ballad Health at 833-822-5523. This Health Nurse Connect line […]

Health Wagon Health Nurse Connect Line

There is currently a limited supply of COVID-19 test kits available at the Health Wagon. Officials have advised that testing for COVID-19 may become more readily available at a later time. At this time, however, if you feel symptomatic and need to be tested, please contact Ballad Health at 1-833-822-5523. This Health Nurse Connect line […]

Press Release Yuma & Snowflake Drug Busts

As a result of citizen complaints concerning drug activity in the Yuma and Snowflake community and a lengthy investigation by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, the Virginia State Police Tactical Team and the Southwest Virginia Drug Task Force, two search warrants were served on two separate residences. The search warrant in Yuma yielded more than […]

New Adoption Fee Possible at Scott County Animal Shelter

Those looking for a new furry friend are always encouraged to adopt an animal from their local shelter. Over in Gate City, anyone adopting an animal from the Scott County Animal Shelter may soon need to pay an adoption fee. This proposal was submitted by Jake Dougherty of the Scott County Animal Shelter at the […]

Formal Request from Virginia Senators Warner and Kaine to FNS

US Senators of Virginia Warner and Kaine, sent a formal request to the Administrator of the Food and Nutrition Service the (FNS) at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) urging for swift approval of Virginia’s request to operate a Disaster Household Distribution Program. This designation by the Food and Nutrition Service would allow food banks […]

LENOWISCO Confirms COVID-19 in Lee County

Last week saw the first confirmed cases of COVID-19 locally as reported by LENOWISCO. In Lee County, two residents of our district tested positive for the Coronavirus. In the first case were a male and female pair in their fifties, and the second case is a contact for their household. LENOWISCO assures everyone that none […]

Health Wagon President and CEO Dr. Teresa Tyson, FNP

Before the time that the COVID-19 virus was deemed pandemic, the Health Wagon was hastily implementing new policies and procedures to keep patients, employees and partners safe. The Health Wagon has implemented increased sanitizing and disinfecting of stationary and mobile clinics this continues to be a top priority. In addition, they are practicing crucial social […]