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(NOTE:  Visit our Tourism website:  http://www.visitwisecounty.com for Local Cultural Events, Festivals and Activities in Wise County.  For scheduled events at The Glades park in downtown Wise, VA, please visit the Town of Wise Events page.)

All County Offices and Convenience Centers will be CLOSED on Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Raccoon Rabies Found in Western Wise County
The Virginia Dept of Health (VHD) is reporting the first confirmed case of Raccoon Rabies in Western Wise County and residents are asked to report possible cases.  Rabies can infect any mammal.  It is most commonly found in Virginia in raccoons, skunks and foxes.  The rabies virus is found in the saliva of infected animals and is often transmitted by a bite, rabid wild animals can infect pets, and pets can infect humans.  For more information on rabies and its prevention, please see the Full VDH Notice, contact the Wise County Health Dept at 276-328-8000 or visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/lenowisco.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –
Rabies Quarantine in effect from 05/15/17 thru 07/10/17

At their May 11, 2017 Regular Meeting, the Wise County Board of Supervisors adopted an Emergency Ordinance due to the serious and imminent threat and concern of rabies in Wise County.  The Ordinance prohibits dogs and cats from "running at large" during the mandated quarantine period in an attempt to stop the spread of rabies recently reported in western Wise County.  The quarantine is in effect as follows:

  • District 3 — May 15 to May 29
  • District 1 — May 29 to June 12
  • District 2 — June 12 to June 26
  • District 4 — June 26 to July 10

For more information on the Ordinance, contact Karen Mullins, County Attorney, at 276-328-2321.

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors is accepting sealed bids for the sale of various surplus vehicles and heavy equipment.  The surplus vehicles will be on display at the Wise County Shop located at 5401-B Kent Junction RD, Norton, VA.  All bids are due no later than 4:30 PM on Wed., May 31, 2017.  For more details including a complete list of the vehicles available, see the Full Public Notice.

NOTICE:  Wise County 2017 Real Estate 1st Half Tax Bills have been mailed and are Due by May 31, 2017 to avoid late charges  (See the linked Public Notice for full details.)

FY 2015-16 Audit Report Now Available
The FY 2015-16 Audit Report for Wise County Government and Component Units was presented to the Board of Supervisors at their March 9th Regular Meeting.  The Complete Audit Report is available online for review.

*** UPDATE *** – Change in Convenience Center Hours

At their Aug. 11, 2016 meeting, the Wise County Board of Supervisors voted to revert Convenience Center hours of operation back to those as of June 30, 2016.  This change will be effective Mon., Aug. 15, 2016.  The new Hours of Operation are as follows:

Monday – Saturday:      Open     8:00 AM   –   Close   6:00 PM
Sunday:                         Open   12:00 PM   –   Close   5:00 PM

NOTICE – On each Friday of the month from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, help will be available at Mountain Empire Community College Library to assist with genealogy.

The Zika Virus – What is it?  What can you do to help?

Update from the Virginia Dept of Health.

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Upcoming Meetings
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Mon., June 12, 2017
Wise County Planning Commission will hold its Regular Meeting at 5:00 p.m. at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, VA.

Wed., June 14, 2017
Wise County Board of Supervisors has changed their next Regular Meeting for 6:00 p.m. at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, VA.

Tue., June 20, 2017
Wise County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) will hold its next meeting at 5:00 p.m. in the Cavalier Room of The Inn at Wise, 110 E Main ST, Wise VA.

Thu., June 29, 2017 – (Tentative)
Wise County Board of Supervisors will continue their Recessed Meeting (from 06/14/17) at 6 PM at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, VA.  (Tentatively Scheduled - Subject to Change.)

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Bear Reports on the Rise in Wise County — What can you do?

Reports of bears in the communities of Wise County are on the rise.  What can you do to deter bears in your community?  The VA Wildlie Conflict Helpline has provided information and links to resources to help if bears are a problem in your community.  For details, download the Resource Sheet Adobe Reader.

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