WSWV News Archive

Lee County Tax Deadline Approaching Dec. 5

Lee County taxes are due December 5th, but can be paid on Monday, December 7th as the due date falls on a weekend. Remember taxes can be paid at the treasurer's office or at Lee Bank.

Outshyne At Lee Theatre This Weekend

A Night with Outshyne Benefit Turkey Fest 2015 Opening with Michael Litton and Dave Myers Outshyne, the hot new 5-piece No. 1 band, is represented by Waylon Owings (lead singer/guitar), Josh Coleman (lead guitar/vocals), Casey Joe Kelly (rhythm guitar/vocals), Jason Paxton (bass) and Matthew “Smiley” Norris (drums) is set to release “Night With Your Name […]

Rigg’s Oil Santa Fund

Every year from October through December, each Riggs Oil Co. market located in Lee, Scott, Wise and Russell counties uses the money from coffee sales to buy much needed clothes and gifts for area children. This year in Scott County alone, Riggs Oil is helping 160 children, according to The program is referred to […]

Teen Angels Still In Need Of Sponsors

The Teen Angel Program is still in need of sponsors for 59 teenagers in our region to bring Christmas to young adults whose families cannot afford to do so. Through the program, the Teen Angels will receive a Christmas card, a gift card and toiletry items. Toiletries needed include , include shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, […]

Highway 58 Wreck Involves Injuries

A wreck occurred yesterday involving 2 pickup trucks on Highway 58 in Dot near Old Virginia Log Homes. State police say injuries were reported but no further information has been released at this time.

Lights In The Park To Open Saturday

Lights in the Park will open this Saturday, November 28th. Admission is $5 per car, $1 per person per walkthrough, and $25 for a season ticket. The event will run through Thursday, December 31st. On certain nights, visitors can mention that night's sponsor to receive free admission to the lights. The display will be open […]

Thanksgiving Gas Prices Lowest Since 2008

Gas prices in VA are averaging at $1.90/gallon as many families take to the road for Thanksgiving. According to, Tennessee's average is currently $1.89/gallon, along with Kentucky. The national average, at $2.20/gallon, is the lowest heading into a Thanksgiving holiday since 2008 when it was $1.95/gallon. VDOT is suspending highway work zones during the […]

Work Being Done On Route 58 Bridge

If you’ve driven on route 58 east of Jonesville lately, you’ve probably been stopped in roadwork on the Powell River Bridge. Corrosion was recently discovered on the bridge during a routine inspection, forcing officials to reduce the allowable weight limit to 15 tons. A traffic light has been put in place while road crews work […]

Turkey Dinner Offered Tuesday At Thomas Walker

Those looking for a delicious Thanksgiving meal can visit Thomas Walker High School today between 2 and 4 P.m. Community partners have donated food and supplies and the lunchroom staff have volunteered to prepare the meal. English teacher Christy Ayers organized the event and says she had heard of other communities doing the same and […]

Fugitive Wanted In Lee County Arrested

Two fugitives wanted for assault on a police officer and accessory were caught Wednesday evening, after more than a week on the run. The Washington County, Virginia Sheriff’s Office said Joseph Matthew Hess and Delana Elizabeth Neal were taken into custody without incident at a motel in White Pine, Jefferson County, Tennessee. Hess was involved […]