(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.)
Fri., Sept. 30, 2016 – Clean Your Files Day Event
Keep Wise County Beautiful’s Fall Clean Your Files Day Event will take place on Friday, September 30, 2016 in the Norton Magic Mart parking lot. This semi-annual event will last from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. and is the perfect way for you to dispose of any unwanted confidential records or documents. As always, this event is free to all of the citizens, business and government offices in Wise County and the City of Norton. Our next paper shredding event, after this one, will be in the Spring of 2017, so make sure not to miss this one! If you have any questions, please call 328-1000.
POSITION OPEN – DEPUTY ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER
Applications will be accepted through the close of business on Oct. 3, 2016. For more information, see the Full Notice.
Oct. 8 - 9, 2016 – 38th Annual Wise County Famous Fall Fling
Downtown Wise VA – Courthouse Mall
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016 – All County Government Offices and Convenience Centers will be CLOSED in observance of Columbus Day.
Oct. 14 - 16, 2016 – 45th Annual MECC Home Crafts Days
Campus of Mountain Empire Community College, Big Stone Gap VA.
Oct. 31, 2016 – Deadline to Pay 2nd Half 2016 County Real Estate Taxes & 2016 Personal Property Taxes
*** 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.
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 .