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Government Meetings, Hearings and other Events of Community Importance scheduled in Wise County
(NOTE:  For Local Cultural Events, Festivals, Entertainment Opportunities and other Events in the various Communities in Wise County, please visit our Tourism website:  http://www.visitwisecounty.com.)

April 2015

April 3 Good Friday
April 5 Easter
April 9 Board of Supervisors (Regular Meeting)
(Regularly 2nd Thursday of each month)
6:00 PM at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
April 13 Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM 1st Floor Board Meeting Room
Wise County Courthouse
April 14

Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Meeting
(Regularly 3rd Tuesday of each month)
5:00 PM in the Cavalier Room of The Inn at Wise, 110 E Main ST, Wise VA.

April 16 "WARNER on your CORNER"
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
.
April 24 Keep Wise County Beautiful will be holding it's annual "Clean Your Files Day Paper Shredding Event" in the Magic Mart parking lot from 10 AM to 2 PM.
April 29 Board of Supervisors (Recessed Meeting / Budget Workshop)
4:45 PM at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.

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May 2015

May 1 Deadline to file 2014 Virginia State Income Tax Return or for an Extension
May 4 Wise County Electoral Board
10:00 AM in the Electoral Board Conference Room at the Wise County Justice Center.
May 11 Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM 1st Floor Board Meeting Room
Wise County Courthouse
May 14 Board of Supervisors (Regular Meeting)
(Regularly 2nd Thursday of each month)
6:00 PM at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
May 16

Keep Wise County Beautiful and the Wise County Litter Control Department are sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day.

Gathering In The Gap Music Festival 2015 Gathering In The Gap
Music Festival

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/.
May 19 Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Meeting
(Regularly 3rd Tuesday of each month)
5:00 PM in the Cavalier Room of The Inn at Wise, 110 E Main ST, Wise VA.
May 21 - 24 Pound Heritage Days 2015
Welcome to Pound ... "Where the Crooked Road Bends".
(276) 796-5188
May 25 All County Government Offices will be CLOSED in observance of Memorial Day.
May 28 - 30 17th Annual Clinch River Days Festival - Downtown St. Paul - Festival featuring arts, crafts, exhibits, music, and more! - Contact: Suzy Harrison, 276-762-5544
May 31 Deadline to Pay 1st Half 2015 County Real Estate Taxes

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June 2015

June 7 - 13 102nd Annual VA-KY District Fair & Horse Show
Wise County Fairgrounds, State Route 680 near Wise VA – featuring concerts, rides on the midway by Drew Exposition, pageants, demolition derby, sporting events, horse shows, agricultural and commercial exhibits, and more!  For more information call 276-328-9772 or 276-328-5760.
June 8 Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM 1st Floor Board Meeting Room
Wise County Courthouse
June 11 Board of Supervisors (Regular Meeting)
(Regularly 2nd Thursday of each month)
6:00 PM at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
June 15 - 20 29th Annual Best Friend Festival
The Best Friend Festival is sponsored by the Wise County Chamber of Commerce, City of Norton, and area businesses.  All events held at Norton City Park unless otherwise stated.  In the event of inclement weather or for more information, please call 276-679-0961.
June 16 Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Meeting
(Regularly 3rd Tuesday of each month)
5:00 PM in the Cavalier Room of The Inn at Wise, 110 E Main ST, Wise VA.
June 18 "WARNER on your CORNER"
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.
June 30 End of Fiscal Year (2014-15)

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July 2015

July 1 New Fiscal Year (2014-15) Begins.
July 3 All County Government Offices will be CLOSED in observance of Independence Day.
July 9 Board of Supervisors (Regular Meeting)
(Regularly 1st Thursday of each month)
6:00 PM 1st Floor Board Room
Wise County Courthouse
July 13 Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM 1st Floor Board Meeting Room
Wise County Courthouse
July 21 Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Meeting
(Regularly 3rd Tuesday of each month)
5:00 PM in the Cavalier Room of The Inn at Wise, 110 E Main ST, Wise VA.
July 17, 18, 19 Remote Area Medical (RAM) Free Clinic
Location:  Wise County Fairgrounds, Wise, Virginia
Time:  6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday
           6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Sunday
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.

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August 2015

Aug. 13 Board of Supervisors (Regular Meeting)
(Regularly 2nd Thursday of each month)
6:00 PM at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
Aug. 10 Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM 1st Floor Board Meeting Room
Wise County Courthouse
Aug. 18 Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Meeting
(Regularly 3rd Tuesday of each month)
5:00 PM in the Cavalier Room of The Inn at Wise, 110 E Main ST, Wise VA.
Aug. 20 "WARNER on your CORNER"
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
.

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September 2015

Sept 5 - 7 The Guest River Rally Festival
Food - Vendors - Kids Activities - Music - Talent Contest - Fun for the Whole Family.
Downtown Coeburn, Virginia.
Sept. 6 13th Annual Papa Joe Smiddy Mountain Music Festival
Natural Tunnel State Park Amphitheater
Sunday @ 5:00 PM
Sept. 7 All County Government Offices will be CLOSED in observance of Labor Day.
Sept. 10 Board of Supervisors (Regular Meeting)
(Regularly 2nd Thursday of each month)
6:00 PM at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
Sept. 13 47th Annual Dock Boggs & Kate Peters Sturgill Festival
Appalachian Traditions Village
6034 Kent Junction Road
Norton, VA 24273
Phone: (276) 431-3338
Phone: (276) 679-0961
Sept. 14 Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM 1st Floor Board Meeting Room
Wise County Courthouse 
Sept. 15

Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Meeting
(Regularly 3rd Tuesday of each month)
5:00 PM in the Cavalier Room of The Inn at Wise, 110 E Main ST, Wise VA.

Sept. 25-26 Big Stone Celtic 2015
Downtown Big Stone Gap, VA.
An annual celebration of the music & culture of the seven Celtic Nations and their influence on this region.  For more information, go to www.bigstoneceltic.com or call (276) 4523-5097.
Sept. 27 The 9th Annual High Knob Naturalist Rally will take place on Saturday, September 27th, at Bark Camp Lake. Come celebrate the natural world with a day full of fun and educational hikes, workshops, and activities highlighting the unique ecology of the High Knob region. This event is organized by The Clinch Coalition and is free and open to the whole family. For the second year, a 5k Trail Run will take place before the rally on the lakeshore trail. More information is available online at www.highknobnaturalist.org or contact us by email at clinchcoalition@gmail.com.

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October 2015

Oct. 8 Board of Supervisors (Regular Meeting)
(Regularly 2nd Thursday of each month)
6:00 PM at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
Oct. 10 - 11 38th Annual Wise County Famous Fall Fling
Courthouse Mall, Wise VA
Oct. 12 All County Government Offices will be CLOSED in observance of Columbus Day.
Oct. 16

"WARNER on your CORNER"
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
.

Great SouthEast ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

Oct. 16 - 18

44th Annual MECC Home Crafts Days
Campus of Mountain Empire Community College,
Big Stone Gap VA.

Oct. 19 Planning Commission Meeting
(***Rescheduled due to Columbus Day***)
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM 1st Floor Board Meeting Room
Wise County Courthouse
Oct. 20

Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Meeting
(Regularly 3rd Tuesday of each month)
5:00 PM in the Cavalier Room of The Inn at Wise, 110 E Main ST, Wise VA.

Oct. 31

Deadline to Pay 2nd Half 2015 County Real Estate Taxes & 2015 Personal Property Taxes

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November 2015

Nov. 1 Daylight Savings Time ENDS @ 2:00 AM.
Set your Clocks BACK 1 Hour – "Spring Forward, Fall Back"
Nov. 3

Election Day – Don't forget to vote!

Nov. 9

Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM 1st Floor Board Meeting Room
Wise County Courthouse

Nov. 11 All County Government Offices will be Closed in observance of Veterans' Day.
Nov. 12 Board of Supervisors (Regular Meeting)
(Regularly 2nd Thursday of each month)
6:00PM at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
Nov. 17 Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Meeting
(Regularly 3rd Tuesday of each month)
5:00 PM in the Cavalier Room of The Inn at Wise, 110 E Main ST, Wise VA.
Nov. 25 - 27 All County Government Offices will be Closed in observance of Thanksgiving.
Offices will Close at 12 Noon on Wed., Nov. 25 and remain Closed thru Fri., Nov. 27.

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December 2015

Dec. 7 Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM 1st Floor Board Meeting Room
Wise County Courthouse
Dec. 10 Board of Supervisors (Regular Meeting)
(Regularly 2nd Thursday of each month)
6:00 PM at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
Dec. 24 - 25 All County Government Offices will be Closed in observance of Christmas.
Offices will be Closed Thu., Dec. 24 thru Fri., Dec. 25.

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January 2016

Jan. 1 All County Government Offices will Close in observance of New Year's Day.
Offices will be Closed Fri., Jan. 1, 2016.
Jan. 11

Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM 1st Floor Board Meeting Room
Wise County Courthouse

Jan. 14 Board of Supervisors (Org./Regular Meeting)
(Regularly 2nd Thursday of each month)
5:50 PM at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
Jan. 15 All County Government Offices will be Closed in observance of Lee-Jackson Day (State holiday).
Jan. 18 All County Government Offices will be Closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Jan. 19 Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Meeting
(Regularly 3rd Tuesday of each month)
5:00 PM in the Cavalier Room of The Inn at Wise, 110 E Main ST, Wise VA.

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February 2016

Feb. 8 Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM 1st Floor Board Meeting Room
Wise County Courthouse
Feb. 11 Board of Supervisors (Regular Meeting)
(Regularly 2nd Thursday of each month)
6:00 PM - at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
Feb. 15 All County Government Offices will be Closed in observance of Presidents Day.
Feb. 16 Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Meeting
(Regularly 3rd Tuesday of each month)
5:00 PM in the Cavalier Room of The Inn at Wise, 110 E Main ST, Wise VA.
Feb. 18 "WARNER on your CORNER"
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
.

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March 2016

March 10

Board of Supervisors (Regular Meeting)
(Regularly 2nd Thursday of each month)
6:00 PM
at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.

March 13 Daylight Savings Time BEGINS @ 2:00 AM.
Set your Clocks AHEAD 1 Hour – "Spring Forward, Fall Back"
March 14 Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM 1st Floor Board Meeting Room
Wise County Courthouse
March 15 Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Meeting
(Regularly 3rd Tuesday of each month)
5:00 PM in the Cavalier Room of The Inn at Wise, 110 E Main ST, Wise VA.
March 25 Good Friday
March 27 Easter

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