WSWV News Archive

Saturday is National Drug Take Back Day

October 24, 2020 local groups will once again team up with the Drug Enforcement Administration the DEA, to aid in the growing problem of prescription drug abuse in the region. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Event is intended to provide an easy way to properly dispose of potentially hazardous over the counter and […]

Appalachian Regional Commission Awards $43.3 Million

Recently three Southwest Virginia projects were selected among the total fifty-one from across the twelve Appalachian states that will soon receive a combined total of $43.3 million in order to support economic diversification in regionally located coal impacted communities, according to the Appalachian Regional Commission. To date, ARC has already invested more than $238 million […]

Lee County Public Schools Special Education Advisory Committee

The Lee County Public Schools are planning a Special Education Advisory Committee meeting next Tuesday morning, October 27th, 2020 at 10am utilizing Google Meet. Anyone interested in viewing the meeting may do so by logging on to the meeting by going to www.meet.google.com/tee-haof-vtf. You may also join the meeting by telephoning 1-727-223-1785 using PIN# 899055507. […]

Powell River Baptist Church Association’s Annual Shoe Fair

The Powell River Baptist Church Association’s Annual Shoe Fair will be held this year, but according to the guidelines for health safety protocols as pertains to COVID19 Prevention. The first of the two day Fair, will be Friday, October 23, 2020, and then again the following Friday, October 30th, 2020 from 10am-3pm both days. Performed […]

Press Release Manuela Sotillo Solo

A Lynchburg, Virginia man is in custody and charged with five felonies after a shooting late afternoon into a home on Monday, October 12, 2020 in the Gardner Hollow Road section of Wise County. Manuela Sotillo Solo, age 27, of Lynchburg, Virginia, is facing two counts of attempted first degree murder, use of a firearm […]

Students in Lee County Public Schools

Students in Lee County Public Schools are eligible to receive a second P-EBT benefit this fall. If you received a P-EBT benefit this past spring or summer, the new benefit will be automatically added to your card. If you did not receive a benefit in the summer or spring, you will receive a pre-loaded Virginia […]

Press Release for Lee County Career and Technical Center

The Lee County Public School division is informing parents and guardians that a student or staff member at Lee County Career and Technical Center has been diagnosed with COVID19. This person was on school property on October 8, 2020. All schools will remain open at this time. They are working with staff from the LENOWISCO […]

Press Release for Lee High School

The Lee County Public School division is informing parents and guardians that a student or staff member at Lee High School has been diagnosed with COVID19. This person was on school premises on October 8, 2020. All schools will remain open at this time. They are working with staff from the LENOWISCO Health District to […]

COVID19 Prevention Strategy

Remember to do your part to help prevent the spread of COVID19 by utilizing basic common sense into your safety strategy by: Staying home from school or work if sick, even if symptoms are mild. What may be a mild illness for you, could be severe if passed to someone less healthy. Wear a face […]

Convalescent Plasma Research

According to the National Institute’s of Health website: Two randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are expanding enrollment to further evaluate convalescent plasma as a treatment for patients hospitalized with COVID-19. Preliminary observational studies indicate that convalescent plasma may improve outcomes among severely ill and hospitalized patients with COVID-19. […]