WSWV News Archive

Gap to Gap Road Race to be held on July 15

The Town of Pennington Gap presents the Gap To Gap Road Race on July 15, 2017. The entry fee is $30. Registration @ 8 a.m. Race Starts @ 9 a.m. The race begins at Leeman Field in Pennington Gap, goes to Chadwell’s Gap near Caylor, and returns to Leeman Field for a total of 62 miles and […]

LCHA meets with Americore CEO

The Lee County Hospital Authority met last week to discuss progress moving forwards and address citizens' concerns. Americore CEO Grant White said his model for the hospital is a "medical mall", adding they can't have a business that's dependent on Lee County. His model would consist of smaller, modular business units within the larger hospital […]

Lee PSA Meeting June 2017

The Lee PSA discussed the progress of several projects and activities at their monthly meeting at Flatwoods Airport on Tuesday, June 27.   PSA Director Tracy Puckett provided updates on several ongoing projects, including new installations and taps, service and main line replacements, and the availability of funding for a number of projects.   PSA […]

Pound police find one-pot meth lab, looking for information

Pound Police Department officers said they found a one-pot methamphetamine lab while at a home in the 11000 block of Highland Avenue in Pound, Va. While police were at the home, they smelled a strong chemical coming from inside and outside of the home. Police obtained a search warrant, which was executed around 1 a.m. Thursday. […]

Pennington Gap Town Council Meeting June 2017

 Pennington Gap’s Town Council met Wednesday, June 28 for a public hearing and the annual organizational meeting. The public hearing was to discuss water and sewer rate adjustments for wholesale customers.   No one offered public comment, and the hearing was closed after a few minutes.   Council voted unanimously to reappoint the following officers. […]

July events at Wilderness Road State Park

July features some great programs and events at Wilderness Road State Park, with hikes, nature activities, and historical interpretation among those being offered.   Life at Martin’s Station, throughout July – The fort is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Monday.   Watershed Watch, Saturday, July 1 @ 10 a.m. and 2 […]

Wise couple face multiple charges in water meter tampering investigation

 A Wise County couple faces a multitude of more serious charges after police looked into a water meter tampering report. Pound Police Chief Tony R. Baker on Thursday said Detective T. McAfee, 1st Sgt. D. Folk and Cpl R. Carter conducted a search warrant at 11606 Old Mill Village Rd., Lot No. 4, Pound, after […]

WCSO Weekly Activity Report

June 21, 2017 The Wise County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activities for the period of 06/12/2017 through 06/18/2017. Wise Central Dispatch received a total of 1,719 calls for this seven-day period. Of the total calls received 333 were dispatched to the Sheriff’s Office Total number of Domestic calls for this period was 12. Criminal […]

4th of July Celebration Information

Fourth of July activities this year in Jonesville will include a pancake breakfast at the American Legion Building at 8 a.m.  The Stars and Stripes Charity 5K will also begin at 8 a.m. A portion of the proceeds will go to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). You can register online at or in the day of […]

Three escape from Duffield Regional Jail on different days

A man hunt is still underway for three men who escaped from the Duffield Regional Jail last week on three different days.  Cody Robert Ray of Wise County, 30, Marcus Ray Johnson of Ewing, 31, and Jeremy Michael Boggs of Wise County, 36, left during different work assignments.  Ray escaped on June 13 after failing […]