WSWV News Archive

Barter Theatre Hosting Appalachian Festival of Plays

This season will be the 21st Annual Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights, and the event will be hosted by Barter Theatre. Another “virtual event’, this two week event will be online and will feature readings of new plays, offer play writing workshops and include panel discussions. This event is slated to begin on January […]

Northam’s Latest COVID19 Changes

According to a recent Press Release, the Commonwealth of Virginia will experience some new statewide pandemic related changes in their plan to eliminate the pandemic. Having begun Sunday November 15th at midnight, all public and private gatherings will be limited to twenty five persons. He has increased the Mask Mandate to include individuals aged five […]

24th Annual Speedway in Lights

Marking the 24th Seasonal Event, the Speedway in Lights at the Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway opened this last weekend. With more than two million lights, an opportunity to visit the Infield Christmas Village as well as an opportunity to take a lap around the fastest half mile track in the World, there’s something for […]

Virginia’s COVID19 Updates

According to a recent report from the Virginia Department of Health, two new COVID19 fatalities, and 112 new COVID19 cases have been reported in the Southwest Virginia region. Reports state that both Scott and Wise Counties have one death each, and Wise additionally has the highest New Case count, currently at 26. Overall the Commonwealth […]

Salvation Army Needs Help

With the Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Drive to begin soon, its important to get the word out that they still need volunteer bell ringers. This year especially the Cover the Need applications are being accepted for paid bell ringers. Keep in mind that bell ringers are needed every day of the week except for […]

Lee County Public Schools Remote Learning

According to the latest Press Release from the Lee County Public Schools, the LCPS, will be operating with remote learning for all students with limited exemptions on Wednesday, November 18,2020. Today, November 17, 2020, will be an in-person day to allow time to prepare for the extended learning designation. Per the School Board approved calendar, […]

LENOWISCO Health District Director Announces Retirement

Longtime LENOWISCO Health District Director Dr. Eleanor Sue Cantrell has announced plans to retire at the end of the year. Cantrell, who started with the Virginia Department of Health in 1991 as the district’s director, was also the interim Cumberland Plateau Health District director for numerous years until 2016, when she became the official permanent […]

Sammy McMahan Sentenced

Sammy McMahan age 54 of Big Stone Gap, Virginia has been sentenced to ten years incarceration to drug related charges in United States District Court in Abingdon. According to court records, McMahan admitted his guilt to the charges of Conspiring to Distribute and Possession with the Intent to Distribute 500 grams of more of Methamphetamine. […]

Appalachian Christmas Outreach Backpack Giveaway

This year’s Appalachian Christmas Outreach Backpack Giveaway event will be held in the First Baptist Church’s Outreach Building parking lot on December 5th, 2020. Further details will be available as the date gets closer.

Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner

The First Baptist Church of Pennington Gap is offering a free community Thanksgiving Dinner at the church on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 from 3-6pm. The dinner will be provided either delivery or drive thru pickup options only, with no calls for the delivery option to be accepted after Friday, November 20, 2020. The drive thru […]