Multiple fire crews respond to Tempur-Pedic in Duffield
DUFFIELD, Va. (WCYB) — A developing story in Scott County, Virginia Tuesday night. Emergency crews responded to the report of a fire at the Tempur-Pedic production plant in Duffield. There are multiple fire units at the scene to investigate. We have a crew on the scene now. Stay with...
Special Weather Statement issued for Hawkins, Northwest Carter, Northwest Greene, Southeast Carter by NWS
Instruction: If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building. Target Area: Hawkins; Northwest Carter; Northwest Greene; Southeast Carter; Sullivan; Unicoi; Washington. A strong thunderstorm is expected to affect parts of western Sullivan, northeastern Hawkins, Washington, Unicoi, southwestern Carter, and southeastern Scott Counties until 745 PM EDT. The storm was detected by Doppler radar at 652 PM EDT, moving west at 10 mph near Hampton or Elizabethton. The storm could bring wind gusts of up to 50 mph and nickel-sized hail, which could cause minor damage to outdoor objects and knock down tree limbs. The locations that may be affected include Johnson City, Kingsport, Bristol TN, Elizabethton, Erwin, Gate City, Jonesborough, Weber City, Banner Hill, and Central. The maximum hail size expected is 0.88 in with maximum wind gusts of 50 mph.
DOJ brings new equipment to Southwest VA to help reduce violent crime
ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — On May 2, United States Attorney Chris Kavanaugh partnered with local and state law enforcement to announce they are bringing a National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) van to the Southwest Virginia Region. “This technology is a vital part to any violent crime reduction strategy, where that strategy is built on […]
Mini-festival heading to Scott County Public Library
GATE CITY — The Scott County Public Library has woven together a new festival with a Yarn Bombing display, musicians and fiber art classes. The Spinning The Yarn Festival is an extension of the Yarn Bombing project; this is their second year of participating in International Yarn Bombing Day. It will take place on June 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
SMR site feasibility site yields good news for Southwest Virginia
Duane Miller, Executive Director of the LENOWISCO Planning District Commission, said a feasibility study into whether his sector of Southwest Virginia spanning the counties of Lee, Wise, Scott and the City of Norton had competitive hosting sites for Small Modular Reactors (SMR) was a step into the unknown. When the...
#17. Scott County, Virginia
- 2021 population: 21,576 - Residents born out of state: 66.1% of population (14,251 people) -- Born in the West: 1.5% of total -- Born in the South: 89.6% -- Born in the Midwest: 6.0% -- Born in the Northeast: 2.9% Located in southwest Virginia, Scott County is part of the Kingsport-Bristol, Tennessee, metropolitan area. The most common types of employment in the metro region include office and administrative support, transportation and material moving, production, food preparation and service, and sales.
After three recent tornados, Virginians urged to prepare family now
Last week, two EF-1 tornados struck Lee and Scott counties in southwestern Virginia uprooting trees in its path. AN EF-3 tornado touched down in Virginia Beach on April 30. Closer to home, last April, an EF-1 tornado travelled along a six-mile path from Augusta County into Waynesboro causing damage to roofs and uprooting trees.
SWVA ‘ideal’ for small nuclear reactors, study says
Sites in Dickenson, Lee, Scott and Wise counties and the city of Norton would be “ideal” for installing small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs), according to a state-funded feasibility study released Monday. Examining the technical feasibility, safety considerations and economic viability of locating small reactors in Southwest Virginia, the...
Two confirmed tornadoes from Tuesday’s storms
ROANOKE, Va. – Plenty of severe thunderstorms trucked through our counties Tuesday with a few tornado warnings thrown in. National Weather Service survey teams did not confirm those were tornadoes, but just to our west two separate tornadoes did touch down. Scott County’s storm was the shorter of the...
Two tornadoes confirmed in Southwest Virginia
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Bays powers Lady Devils to Mountain 7 cfrown
GATE CITY — What can’t Makayla Bays do?. The Gate City junior scored three of her squad’s first five runs in Thursday’s Mountain 7 District softball championship, powering the Lady Blue Devils to a 5-1 win over Lee High at the Scott County Sports Complex.
National Weather Service confirms 2 tornadoes touched down in Southwest Va. on Tuesday
Two tornadoes were confirmed to have touched down during Tuesday's storms in Southwest Virginia, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). One tornado was in Lee County, and the other was in Scott County. Both were rated as EF1 tornadoes. The Lee County tornado touched down at 5:27 p.m. about...
NWS: EF1 tornado touched down in Duffield on Tuesday
MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (WJHL) — A tornado briefly touched down in Scott County on Tuesday evening, according to a storm damage assessment by the National Weather Service (NWS). According to the NWS office in Morristown, an EF1 tornado touched down about a mile south-southeast of Duffield around 5:33 p.m. It stayed on the ground for about […]
Preliminary storm report places EF1 tornado in Scott County
A tornado in Duffield, Virginia. That’s the official word from the National Weather Service which sent investigators into Scott County to evaluate debris spreads and impact on forest land. The preliminary report says the EF-1 tornado with speeds up to 100 miles per hour touched down on the northwest...
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