WSWV News Archive

National Child Passenger Safety Certification Program

The Highway Safety Office at the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles recently announced their service, the National Child Passenger Safety Certification Program. This Standardized Nation Course is designed to educate individuals to become Child Passenger Safety Technicians. The training date and location are planned for October 14th-17th, 2019 at the Wise County Sheriff’s Office. The […]

Hunter B. Culbertson Dies in Fatal Motorcycle Crash

The Virginia State Police released additional information on the motorcycle crash that resulted in one fatality. Hunter B. Culbertson age 20 of Wise, Virginia perished at the scene according to authorities. The fatal accident occurred on Route 646 Coeburn Mountain Road, and officials are investigating speed as the possible cause.   Culbertson was wearing a […]

Daniel Bauer Shot in the Face

According to the Kentucky State Police in the Cumberland Community of Harlan County, an altercation between a boyfriend and girlfriend resulted in two individuals being incarcerated and another individual being hospitalized. Officials state that 49 year old Daniel Bauer of Ohio, was shot in the face. Bauer was airlifted to Holston Valley Medical Center, but […]

Virginia’s Ginseng Harvest Season

With Virginia’s ginseng harvest season underway, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reminds residents about regulations that are created to protect the plant. While growing wild in Virginia’s forests the plant is listed as a threatened species under the state’s Endangered Plant and Insect Species Act.   Ginseng collection is prohibited on most public […]

Press Release Commonwealth’s Attorney for Lee County H. Fuller Cridlin

In the most recent Press Release from the Commonwealth’s Attorney for Lee County, H. Fuller Cridlin regarding the official conclusion of the shooting/vehicle crash that occurred in the Jasper Section of Lee County this past March. Fuller stated, My office has reviewed all the evidence collected by the Virginia State Police, and other assisting agencies […]

RAM in Lee County September 21-22, 2019

The Remote Area Medical Clinic or RAM, will once again hold a free medical clinic this weekend, September 21st and 22nd at Lee High School, located at 200 General Lane. RAM was created to benefit those with no insurance or not enough insurance. RAM allows free health care to those who otherwise would not be […]

Randy Castles Speeding Leads to Drug Charges

Also in Scott County, another Scott County Deputy stopped a vehicle for speeding. The K9 Officer alerted to the passenger side of the vehicle and a search was conducted. The deputy located a small black zip up case under the front passenger seat. Inside the case the deputy found 1.3 grams of meth and two […]

Tyler Milhorn Arrested on Drug Charges

A Scott County Sheriff's Office Deputy was dispatched to the Marathon Station in reference to a male subject that was slumped over in a vehicle. When the Deputy arrived on site, he had to wake the subject up. When the subject, identified as Tyler Milhorn stepped out of the vehicle, he was very unsteady on […]

2nd annual Southwest Virginia Veterans Expo

The 2nd annual Southwest Virginia Veterans Expo will be held Friday, September 20th, from 10am-2pm. The event will take place at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Learning Center in Abingdon, Virginia. The annual Expo event offers free health screenings, hepatitis A vaccinations and flu shots.   Representatives from the DMV will be available to help […]

Sergeant Mavredes New Lee County School Security Director

Lee County Schools have a new School Security Director in the person of Louis Mavredes. Mavredes is a retired Virginia State Police and Roanoke County Sheriff’s Office veteran of more than thirty years of service. Sergeant Mavredes will be a sworn in officer of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. Gary Parsons, Sheriff for Lee County, […]