(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.)
July 22 - 24, 2016 – Remote Area Medical (RAM) Free Clinic
Location: Wise County Fairgrounds, Wise, Virginia
Begin: 6:00 a.m. Friday, July 22
End: 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 24
Remote Area Medical Organization sponsors this FREE medical clinic annually in Wise County. Patients may receive dental, vision and medical care free of charge. For additional information or to register as a volunteer, visit www.ramusa.org.
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS — CLOSING 07/29/2016
WCO17-001 — RFB for Three (3) 2017 AWD, 4DR Sport Utility Vehicles
The Wise County Sheriff’s Office will receive sealed bids for purchase of three (3) 2017 all wheel drive, four door Sport Utility vehicles with V6 engines.
Bids will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on July 29, 2016. All questions regarding vehicles and specifications shall be directed to the Wise County Sheriff’s Office attention Lt. Charles Sanders.
For more details, see the Full RFB Notice.
Sales Tax Holiday/Tax-Free Weekend – Aug. 5-7, 2016
During the sales tax holiday period, consumers can purchase qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, and Energy Star™ and WaterSense™ products without paying sales tax. This includes qualifying items purchased online, by mail or over the phone.
In addition to the specific items exempted, retailers may also choose to offer other items “tax-free” by paying the sales tax themselves during the holiday.
Overview of Exempt Items:
School Supplies, Clothing, and Footwear:
Qualified school supplies, clothing and footwear.
Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Items:
Qualified portable generators, gas-powered chainsaws, chainsaw accessories, and other specified hurricane preparedness items.
Energy Star™ and WaterSense™ Items:
Qualifying items carrying either the Energy Star™ or WaterSense™ label purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.
Qualifying Energy Star™ items include dishwashers, clothes washers, air conditioners, ceiling fans, light bulbs, dehumidifiers, and refrigerators. Qualifying WaterSense™ items include bathroom sink faucets, faucet accessories such as aerators and shower heads, toilets, urinals, and landscape irrigation controllers.
For more details, including complete lists of qualifying items with purchase price limitations, see the Full Notice from the VA Dept of Taxation.
The FY 2016-17 Approved County Budget was adopted by the Wise County Board of Supervisors at their June 9, 2016 Regular Meting and is available for review.
NOTICE – Change in Convenience Center Hours
Due to cost reduction measures included in the approved FY 2016-17 County Budget, Convenience Center hours of operation will change as of Friday, July 1, 2016. The new Hours of Operation are as follows:
Monday – Saturday: Open 9:00 AM – Close 6:00 PM
Sunday: Open 1:00 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 .