Although patients wouldn’t begin streaming through the gates until the break of dawn Friday, the curtain was drawn open Thursday evening to the 19th annual Remote Area Medical (RAM) Health Expedition at the Wise County Fairgrounds with a special tribute to RAM founder Stan Brock and Health Wagon founder Sister Bernie Kinney.
Missions of Mercy founder Dr. Terry Dickinson on Thursday praised Remote Area Medical (RAM) founder Stan Brock even as both groups stage separate events out of a longstanding partnership.
The nation's largest such event provides all comers with free medical, dental and vision health services from hundreds of health care professionals delivering well over $3 million in free care services each summer.
The case against the Tennessee man has grown from a handful of initial charges following implementation of a search warrant at his former Wise County residence on Feb. 22.
JONESVILLE, Va. — Citing a lack of resources to provide school resource officers (SRO’s) or other cost prohibitive security measures such as metal detectors at all of the county's 10 schools, the Lee County School Board on Thursday adopted a policy to allow school employees to be armed on school property.
The nation's largest health care outreach event returns to the Wise County Fairgrounds next weekend offering all comers a broad array of free dental, medical and vision services.
During a tour of Norton Community Hospital on Friday Gov. Ralph Northam said Medicaid expansion is a good start on improving health care access but more work needs to be done, particularly when it comes to costs.
After a search of an area just west of Big Stone Gap since Monday night, authorities on Wednesday morning apprehended the third suspect in a shooting on Saturday that left a Wise County man seriously injured. All three have been charged with first-degree attempted murder and are held at the regional jail in Duffield without bond.
After a daylong search, two of three individuals sought for questioning in a Saturday shooting that left a Wise County man seriously injured were found on Tuesday, but the individual of most concern to authorities — Lewis Wesley Hickman III — remained at large.
The Wise County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a person of interest in a shooting in Wise County late Saturday. 50-year old Chris Standover was shot once in the lower back while in his garage at his residence on Back Valley Road, near Big Stone Gap, and was reported in stable condition on Monday.