WSWV News Archive

“Big Stone Gap” Movie Opening Today

The long-awaited book-turned-film Big Stone Gap movie opens today. The book's author and director of the film Adriana Trigiani will be joined by New 5 WCYB's Rebecca Pepin to host a movie-themed parade tomorrow, Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m.  Before that a pancake breakfast and the Jack Mac 5k Fun Run will take place. Locals […]

Stone Mountain Trail Opening Saturday, Oct. 10

Spearhead Trails will open their fourth trail Saturday with the trail head located in Pennington Gap at Leeman Field, along with an RV Park and Greenway. Field Operations Supervisor Chris Sturgill says they hope the Stone Mountain Trail can help get southwest Virginia back on track after the steep economic decline that followed the downturn […]

Sheriff’s Office Seize Illegal Drugs and Firearms, Two Arrested

The Lee County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant on Monday evening, October 5th, at 2186 Saint Charles Road. Sheriff Gary Parsons says that once in the house, officers discovered 2 zip lock bags full of marijuana, a variety of prescription medications, drug paraphernalia, along with a rifle and ammo. According to Parsons, those in […]

Marsh Blood Drive

Marsh Regional Blood Center will hold a blood drive today, Oct. 8, 1-6 p.m., Food City, Big Stone Gap. The blood mobile will be set up tomorrow Friday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Lee County Career & Technical Center, Ben Hur, Virginia As many as three lives might be saved each time a person donates […]

Wise County Accused of Mismanaging Grant Money

The Wise County Circuit Court is under fire this week after an audit by NASA's Office of Inspector General. Over 8 million dollars was awarded to Wise County in 2008 and 2014 for the County's DEVELOP program which focuses on environmental management and public policy. The audit indicates nearly half of this money was mismanaged, […]

Taylor Ray Holbrook Returns To Lee Theatre

Taylor Ray Holbrook will be returning to Lee Theatre on November 14th at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at Town Hall, 528 Industrial Dr. or call 276.546.4000 with a credit card.

Lee Social Worker Indicted

A former Lee County, Virginia social worker has been indicted by the Bell County Grand Jury. Amanda Celeste Szemak, 38, of Middlesboro, was indicted for first-degree trafficking a controlled substance, greater than two grams of methamphetamine. In  an earlier report, Middlesboro Police Officer Barry Cowan found Szemak to be in possession of an ounce of […]

October 13th Last Day To Register To Vote

The last day to register to vote in the 2015 November General Election is next Tuesday October 13 by no later than 5 p.m. The Voter Registration Office is located in room 104 of the Courthouse in Jonesville and is open from 8:30-4:30 Monday through Friday. Virginia law now requires all voters to show acceptable […]

Pre-Registration for Wilderness Road Festival

Wilderness Road will hold their Annual Heritage Festival this weekend October 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will include a second annual Chili Cookoff. Teams must pre-register for the event. Interested teams, as well as crafters or demonstrators who would like to set up to sell food at the event can call 276-445-3065 […]

National Guard Called To Assist With Storm

The Virginia National Guard unit in Gate City was called up over the weekend after severe weather caused destruction across the state. Troops were on standby for high water rescues, transporting flood victims to safety, and clearing debris. VDOT kept more than 2000 workers on standby across the state. A number of  VDOT trucks were […]