WSWV News Archive

Stone Mountain Trail Night Ride Aug 26

Don’t miss this special event.  Saturday, August 26 on Stone Mountain Trail. Starting at 9 PM at Leeman Field Park in Pennington Gap, you and your friends can enjoy some night adventure on Spearhead’s most challenging trails – Stone Mountain. This special event is one night only and the trails will be open from 9 […]

Big Stone man charged after threatening to kill his mother

Police say a Wise County man allegedly threatened to kill his mother and held her at gunpoint until she was able to escape into a convenience store in Duffield. Tony Lynn McClellan, 31, Big Stone Gap, has been charged with one count of brandishing a firearm, one count of abduction by force and one count of using a […]

7 indicted on meth charges

Seven people are facing federal drug conspiracy charges after being indicted by a federal grand jury. The indictment, which was unsealed last week, list those individuals who were indicted as: Jeremy Rick Sturgill, 40, Jonesville; Tony Lynn Ketron, 27, Church Hill; Todd Houston Conyer, 29, Pennington Gap; Leslie Ann Clasby, 42, Jonesville; Jason Dale Moore, […]

Play based on local’s life comes homes to Lee, Wise Counties

"I Ain’t Made That Way,” a play coauthored by the late Dink Shackleford, who grew up in Keokee, and Big Stone Gap native Amelia Townsend, makes its way to his Lee and Wise County stomping grounds over Labor Day weekend with performances in Keokee and Appalachia. At 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, the Shoestring Theatre […]

WCSO Weekly Activity Report

WEEKLY PRESS RELEASE   August 17, 2017   The Wise County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activities for the period of 08/07/2017 through 08/13/2017.   Wise Central Dispatch received a total of 1,819 calls for this seven-day period. Of the total calls received 289 were dispatched to the Sheriff’s Office Total number of Domestic calls […]

Rose Hill pair arrested on drug, gun charges

On August 11, 2017 the Lee County Sheriff’s Office executed a narcotics search warrant at Robert McKinney and Sarah McPherson’s residence at 144 Trendy Rose Drive in Rose Hill Va. Upon searching the residence there was a large amount of crystal methamphetamine (approx. half an ounce), along with a large amount of synthetic marijuana (Posh), […]

PGPD to hold Blood Drive August 30th

VSP indicted for rape and sodomy

A trooper with the Virginia State Police has been indicted by a Scott County grand jury on rape and forcible sodomy charges. Matthew Morgan Phillips, 28, of Bristol, Virginia, is now suspended from duty without pay until legal proceedings against him are completed, according to VSP spokesperson Corrine Geller. A court report says the rape […]

Navy Band to perform in Pound

 America's Navy is coming to Pound, Virginia, one of five cities in two states to host a performance by the United States Navy Band during its 2017 tour — one of the signature outreach programs of the U.S. Navy. The United States Navy Band Country Current performance is scheduled for August 20, 2017, at 3 […]

Wise man receives 11 years in prison for drug and shoplifting charges

A Wise man was sentenced last week after he pleaded guilty in May to drug, shoplifting and obstruction of justice charges. Joshua Adam Collins, 33, pleaded guilty on May 4 to the charges and was sentenced without a plea agreement on July 27 to 11 years in the penitentiary with nine years suspended. Collins will spend […]