Blood mobile

The blood mobiles coming to Pennington Gap Food City on Thursday, April 23 from 1:00 pm- 6:00 pm

Health Wagon

The Health Wagon will be hosting a FREE health fair.

Services that will be offered include: physical exams, cholesterol checks, PSAs, mammogram registration, blood sugar checks, pap smears, vision testing, hearing exams, bone density screening, prostate exams, chiropractor services, ankle brachial test, pulmonology consults, lung function testing, cardiovascular risk screenings, diabetic foot clinic with nail care and much more.

A variety of educational booths will be offered.

Register for door prizes and give a ways.

The health fair is on

Wednesday, April 15 at the Health Wagon in Wise, VA from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Thursday, April 16 at Valley View Freewill Baptist Church in Clintwood, VA 9:00 am- 4:00 pm

for more information 276-328-8850


Lee Theatre

At the Lee Theatre

Saturday, April 11, 7:00 PM, Cumberland River from Harlan County, KY.

Advance tickets on sale now for $10.00  at Town Hall, 528 Industrial Dr in Pennington or call 276-546-4000.

Cultural Arts Center

The Appalachia Cultural Arts Center will be presenting the play "Farce of Nature".

Main Street in Appalachia, VA

The dates of the play is Saturday, April 11 and April 18 at 6:00 pm

Sunday April 12 and April 19 at 3:00 pm

Admission is $12.00 for adults

Seniors & Students $10.00

For more information Gary Bush at 276-565-1386


Coal Jobs

Jobs in the coal industry

Southern Coal Corp plans to hire 100 miners at four surface mines in Virginia, Kentucky, and West Virginia

Two mines are in Wise County, Virginia. One is in Letcher County, Kentucky, and the other is in Raleigh County, West Virginia.

fleeing man

A man from Harlan was arrested after he allegedly ran from police.

Jimmy Caudill, 48 has multiple charges and while officers attempted to pull Caudill over, he nearly striked a police cruiser.

KSP Trooper Rodney Sturgill arrested Caudill on Thursday.

Caudill ignored the officers and continued to run from them, until Caudill got to his house, where officers later found this residence and arrested him

Caudill was found to be under the influence.

 Caudill refused all intoxication tests, telling police he would not submit to any tests. Caudill was read implied consent at Harlan ARH Hospital and submitted to blood and urine tests. He refused to contact an attorney. Police found an open container of Bud Light in the vehicle. Results of blood and urine tests are pending.

Caudill was charged with possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, reckless driving, failure to wear a seat belt, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, first-degree fleeing or evading police, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license and first-degree wanton endangerment (police officer).

Caudill is held at Harlan County Detention Center on a $10,000 full cash bond.

New Bridge

Virginia Department of Transportation will be working to replace the Route 58A bridge over Cane Creek on the west end of Pennington Gap.

The project will be done by Glass Machinery and Excavation, Inc. for $1.2 million.

The bridge will be a wider bridge that will have two 12 foot wide travel lanes and will add shoulders in each direction.

Expect delays and crews will have temporary pipe to cross til the new bridge is completed.

The completion for the project is mid August 2015

Lonesome Pine School and Heritage Center

The Lonesome Pine School and Heritage Center will be opening its doors for this week after new additions have been added.

Volunteers welcoming visitors from 1-5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 2-4.

The center is on Clinton Avenue across from the June Tolliver Playhouse.

The center has many artifacts such as books, photographs, and genealogy or local history.

Admission is free.



Food Bank

The Norton Branch of the Food Bank of Wise County will be reopening and reestablish regular operations on Tuesday, April 7 at 9:30 am.

The food bank will be located at 1420 Park Avenue, NW. That’s in the old Magic Mart Shopping Center, directly behind the Appalachia Credit Union and next to Ocumed Medical Services.

The Norton Branch will be open for normal distributions on Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:30-11:30am.

The Food Bank was severally damaged during the winter storms


With the recent annoucement of the Wellmont-Mountain States merger, the Lee County Hospital Authority does not expect any problems with replacing Lee Regional.

The Authority hopes to close on the abandoned building by the end of April, and to opening the facility as soon as possible.