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.
Cleaning out a closet has led to the 50th anniversary rededication of paintings by the late William N. Botts at the June Tolliver House in Big Stone Gap.
The Wise County School Board on Tuesday cleared the decks of 2017-18 fiscal year matters with a budget amendment to be presented to the county Board of Supervisors on Thursday.
The city of Norton’s Best Friend Festival begins with Kids Fishing Day on Saturday at the Norton Reservoir and offers a variety of events and musical offerings through next Saturday.
Fabulous weather and tons of family fun have been the perfect combination for the 105th VA-KY District Fair & Horse Show in Wise County all week, and those two factors will keep right on rolling through Friday and Saturday’s finale.
The 105th VA-KY District Fair & Horse Show gets cranking Wednesday with Kids Day, featuring $15 one cost carnival rides from noon through 6 p.m. and $20 all night rides after 6 p.m.
The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a design public hearing for proposed truck climbing lanes of U.S. Route 58 on the Lee County side of Powell Mountain, across the mountain from Duffield.