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Current Notices & News

(NOTE:  For Local Cultural Events, Festivals and Activities in the various Communities in Wise County, please visit our Tourism website:  http://www.visitwisecounty.com.)

Pound Heritage Days 2015 – May 22 & 23, 2015
Welcome to Pound ... "Where the Crooked Road Bends".
(276) 796-5188

Gathering In The Gap Music Festival 2015 Gathering In The Gap
Music Festival
May 23, 2015

Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park
10 West First Street
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219.

For more information:  Call (276) 523-1322 or visit http://www.gatheringinthegapmusicfestival.com/.

17th Annual Clinch River Days Festival – May 28 - 30, 2015
Downtown St. Paul - Festival featuring arts, crafts, exhibits, music, and more! - Contact: Suzy Harrison, 276-762-5544

Wise County 2015 1st Half Real Estate Taxes are due on or before May 31, 2015 to avoid late charges.


A Primary Election for the purpose of nominating a candidate for Parties for the offices of Members of the Virginia State Senate, Members of the Virginia State House of Delegates and local contests.  The Primary Election is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.  For more information, see the Full Notice.

"WARNER on your CORNER" – 06/18/2015

Representatives from Senator Mark Warner's office will be available to discuss specific issues individual Virginians have dealing with federal agencies.
(*** Same time and place – 3rd Thursday on alternate months)
TIME:  10AM – Noon
County Administrator's Office – Conference Room
2nd floor, Room 223, Wise County Courthouse
For more information, visit: http://warner.senate.gov.

NOTICE – New Security Measures at the Wise County Courthouse Effective 11/17/2014

Per the Wise County Sheriff's Office:

Courthouse Security Upgrades

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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Upcoming Meetings
County Calendar

Mon., June 8, 2015
Wise County Planning Commission will hold its Regular Meeting at 5:00 p.m. in the 2nd Floor County Administrator's Conference Room (Room 223) of the Wise County Courthouse in Wise, VA.

Thu., June 11, 2015
Wise County Board of Supervisors will hold their next Regular Meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, VA.

Tue., June 16, 2015
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.

Register at CodeRED Emergency Warning System Register with CodeRED Online or call Wise County directly at 276-328-7110 for assistance.

Watch WISE-TV 19 (PEG Channel) Live Streaming at http://wisetv19.pegstream.com and Video On Demand online at http://wisetv19.pegcentral.com.

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