Pre School

There is a new statewide pre-school eligbility for the children that will be entering in the 2015-16 year.

For many other counties this would affect the enrollment of students into the programs but Lee County SSchool Superintendent Mark Carter stated that where Lee has combined thei pre school program with Head Start that there Lee County may not be as affected.

The blended pre school and head start programs, the new requirements are based on skills assessment and finances, with those children having the lowest scores filling in empty slots. Before the eligibility of the four-year olds was based on basic needs.

Carter also stated that fewer pre-k teachers would be affected and some may be rerouted to other areas of teaching.

Boil Water lifted


The Boil Water Alert for the South Mountain Community in Pound, VA has been lifted by the Virginia Department of Health's Office of Drinking Water.


The Lee County Public Service Authority had their monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 24 at 5:30 pm.

In the Directors report, the PSA has been working on several repairs at different plants and pump stations, such as Ben Hur Sewer Pump Station and Springs Water Treatment Plants. Those facilities are back to normal operation.

Construction at Thomas Hollow was slowed down because of the snow storm but is back on progress to be completed soon.


The Town of Pennington Gap's Industrial Development Authority will meet on Thursday, April 2 at 2:00 pm in the Pennington Gap Community Center.

For more information call Marie Jones at 276-546-1177

Michael Sweet, Voice of Stryper Performing

Performing at the Lee Theatre.

Michael Sweet, Voice of Stryper, the multi-platinum band Stryper, will be performing a solo acoustic show at the Lee Theatre in Pennington Gap, VA on Saturday April 25, 2015.

Musically speaking, Sweet is coming off yet another creative high in the Stryper camp thanks to its 2013 return to form record “No More Hell To Pay.” Besides making an instantaneous Top 40 debut on the Billboard 200, it landed at #2 on the Top Christian Albums charts, #3 on Top Hard Rock Albums and #6 on Top Rock Albums. It’s certainly a testament to the band’s perseverance, whetting the public’s appetite all the more for Sweet’s solo album “I’m Not Your Suicide.” Sweet says the solo album has “something for everyone, from the edgier side you might hear in Stryper, to the lighter side of a piano/acoustic ballad.”

Showtime is 7:00pm on Saturday, April 25th at the Lee Theatre located at 41676 West Morgan Avenue in Pennington Gap.

Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 on the day of show. Advanced tickets may be purchased by calling 276-546-4000 or visiting the Lee Theatre Box Office or the Pennington Gap Town Hall.

Lee Theatre

Lee Theatre

Friday, March 27 at 7:00 pm, The Movie- "God's Not Dead" Admission is Free.

Lee Players, Meet the cast, tickets on sale now "Dearly Beloved" for Friday/Saturday April 3/4 at Town Hall or call 276-546-4000 with a credit card. $5.00 each. Shows start a 7:00 each night

missing child in Pulaski County

Missing child in Pulaski County, VA and could be headed into the surround area.

Noah Terry Thomas, 5 years old, went missing on Sunday, March 22, and was last seen at 5461 Highland Road in Dublin, Virginia.

Investigators in Dublin, do not have any leads to his whereabouts as of Monday, March 23.

Noah is approximately 4'0 feet, 60 lbs, with green eyes and red hair. He was last seen wearing a camo jacket, black and yellow pants, and spiderman rain boots. They say he may be wearing a Chargers starter jersey with the number 21 on it. They also say the camo jacket has a skull and crossbones.

They say there is no evidence of foul play or reports of a suspicious vehicle in the area.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Pulaski Sheriff's Office at 540-980-7800 or the Virginia State Police 1-800-822-4453, (1-800-VA-CHILD).

Pound still under boil water advisory

Since the winter storm hit a couple of weeks ago, Pound, VA has been under a boil water advisory.

Public Works have been trying to resolve the issue with the leaks in the pipes.

The town of Pound, except for the Bold Camp area, is still under a boil water advisory.

The Mayor of Pound, stated that water testing at Flannagan Reservoir to check the water and is hoping that the advisory can be lifted soon.


Wise County Sheriff’s Office


March 18, 2015

The Wise County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activities for the period of 03/09/2015 through 03/15/2015.

Wise Central Dispatch received a total of 1,566 calls for this seven-day period.
Of the total calls received 292 were dispatched to the Sheriff’s Office
Total number of Domestic calls for this period was 7.
Criminal Process for this period: Served 43 Felony Warrants, 36 Misdemeanor Warrants, 1 DUI Arrest.
Civil Process Served: 407 Civil Papers
Traffic Accidents: 2
7 Additional Criminal Investigations were initiated and 15 Cleared by Arrest.
Sheriff’s Office provided 267 man-hours of Court Room Security.
Unlocked Vehicles: 27
Escorted Funerals: 6

The Sheriff’s Office Transported:
0 Adults In State
2 Adults Out of State
0 Mental Patient
4 Juveniles
Total Transports: 6
Total Transport Hours: 25.75

Easter at Karlan

With Easter approaching, Karlan Mansion will be having the Easter Bunny along with and egg hunt and games.

 Hunts are sorted by age group for children up to 10 years old.

Snacks and refreshments will be furnished by Friends of Wilderness Road State Park. 

Children should bring their own baskets. The fun takes place rain or shine; it's only $1 per vehicle. Call 276-445-3065.