WSWV News Archive

The Lee County Extension Office is offering a series of Farm Business and Transition Workshops. This workshop is to help farmers and land owners with business and legal decisions. On April 17th, Andrew Branan is the guest speaker and will be discussing legal decision  regarding the farm including business entities and farm transition to other […]

Central high school threat

On Tuesday, April 16, Central High School, in Wise, VA,  student made "general threats" during school hours by using Facebook. The identity of the minor was not released and did not say if the threats were directed at specific students or the school as a whole. Commonwealth's attorney officer stated that the student has not […]

Board of Supervisors April

For a continuous of the Board of Supervisors April meeting, The Board received notification of award of Byrne Justice Assistance Grant.  This grant is typically used by the Sheriff's Department in the Prevention and Education category. Members discussed moving forward on prepare bid documents for the new Transfer Station building.  Dane Poe stated that this […]

Wait Till May to Plant Seasonals

Southwest Virginia nurseries are advising those itching to start spring gardening that it is still too early to plant a lot of seasonal flowers. April will still bring in some temperatures that will kill some of the more delicate species. Pansies and snapdragons are hardy cold resistant flowers, and all bulbs can go in now, […]

April Frost Again

Believe it or not there was a freeze warning in effect till late this morning, and another one posted for overnight tonight, with damaging cold threatening plants. Fruit trees that have put out blossoms and buds could suffer loss of fruit this year. And fruit and vegetable crops could suffer damage from frost. Strawberries, onions […]

Wise Student in Custody for School Threat

In Wise County a student at Central High School was taken into custody yesterday for posting threats on Facebook. The age and name of the student were not disclosed except to say he or she is a minor, and the authorities did not say whether the threats were directed at specific fellow students or Central […]

Harlan County woman receives identity theft charge

Michelle Williams, 24, of Evarts, was arrested on a bench warrant for an identity theft charge after allegedly giving incorrect information in regard to a wreck.   The wreck occurred on Ready Mix Road and when Kentucky State Police Trooper Jason Young asked Williams about the wreck, she gave the name and date of birth […]

Board of Supervisors April Awareness Month

The Board of Supervisor April meeting was held on April 15, at 5:00 pm.  During this meeting the Board discussed promoting awareness for different health issues and prevention designated months. During the meeting, Curtis Gailey, gave the story about his son Sam, who has a serious neurological disorder called Chiari Malformation.  This disease is caused […]

Wise Store Employees Scared of Woman Customer-Call Cops

According to an entry in the blotter of the Wise County Sheriff, employees of a store in Wise called police asking for an officer to escort them to their cars because they were scared of a woman sitting in her car outside. The woman had banged on the door and demanded to come in after […]

Coeburn To Take Over Public Works

The town of Coeburn needs to save money in the worst way and so the latest plan is to stop paying Veolia Water for water treatment and public works and set up its own public works department and save upwards of 400 thousand a year.