WSWV News Archive

Wise County Town Council Approves Budget and Water-Sewer Rate Increases

According to Town Manager Beverly Owens, recently the Wise County Town Council approved their fiscal 2019-2020 budget; and in a separate four to one vote, the Council approved the new water rates and and other existing rates with only Teresa Adkins opposing the 3% water rate increase. State funding for the rehabilitation of the Roberts […]

Taylor Ray Holbrook & Surprise Guest Outdoor Concert

For Taylor Ray Holbrook fans, he and a surprise special guest will be performing an outdoor concert this July 19th at Leeman Field in Pennington Gap with tickets available online and at the door.

Pennington Partners Raise Funds for the No Boundaries Playground Fund

The Pennington Partners recently announced that they raised more than one thousand dollars for the No Boundaries Playground Fund from the Bike, Splash & Dash Sprint Triathlon thanks to the sponsors, athletes and everyone who volunteered to make the event a success.

A Glimpse into Lee County’s Hospital

Recently Ballad Health gave the first peek inside of the Lee County Hospital since it closed it's door in 2013. Ballad Health agreed in January of this year to reopen the hospital after Americore Health failed to do so by its 2018 deadline. The new Lee County Hospital will be a critical access hospital with […]

Dr. Raymond Michael Moore of Wise Charged with Obtaining Drugs Fraudently

According to a Press Release from the U.S. Attorney Thomas T. Cullen and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, Dr. Raymond Michael Moore, age 61 of Wise County, and a doctor in Norton has recently been charged with obtaining drugs fraudently amid other related crimes. Moore is charged in a federal criminal complaint with obtaining Schedule […]

Three Nabbed in Lee County on Drug Charges

According to the latest Press Release from Lee County Sheriff Gary Parsons, a pursuit and subsequent vehicle search has led to the arrest of three Lee County residents and the seizure of illegal drugs and cash. The report states that Deputy Chad Rouse was on patrol in the Pennington Gap section of Lee County when […]

Support Info for Virginia’s Blackjewel LLC Workers

Governor Northam Announces Support for Virginia’s Blackjewel LLC Workers…Important Information below. UPDATED TIMES Coal Mining Rapid Response Virginia Career Works – Norton 1725 Park Ave NW Norton, VA 24273 Tuesday, July 16 9 am – 11 am Coal Mining Rapid Response The Former St. Charles Water Authority Building across from Stone Mountain Health Services Respiratory […]

Lee County Sheriff’s Office Monthly Activity Report June 2019

Total calls received by Dispatch: 5,060 Total calls received that Deputies responded to: 907 There were 402 calls dispatched to other agencies. There were  210 Rescue Squad calls and 55 Ambulance calls. There were 30 Fire Department calls dispatched.  Deputies escorted 15 Funerals. 56 vehicles were unlocked for citizens. Deputies served 57 Felony and Misdemeanor […]

K9 Officer Apache of Scott County Sheriff’s Office Alerts on Ohio Couple

K9 Officer Apache is already hard at work and making an impact in Scott County according to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office recent Press Release. It states that Christopher Steven Bray of Bainbridge, Ohio was removed from a vehicle for Suspicion of DUID. Bray was stopped while driving a gold Mustang on Highway 23 for […]

Big Stone Gap Walmart on Neeley Road Closure

This past weekend saw the official closure of the Walmart in Big Stone Gap at the Powell Valley Square. This Walmart was the first to open in Virginia and has been the main anchor tenant since opening in 1984. This closure follows the differing accounts of the matter from the owners of Powell Valley Square, […]