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Government Meetings, Hearings and other Events of Community Importance scheduled in Wise County

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

December 2016

Dec. 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.
Dec. 12 Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM 1st Floor Board Meeting Room
Wise County Courthouse
Dec. 23 - 26 All County Government Offices will be Closed in observance of Christmas.
Offices will be Closed Friday, Dec. 23 thru Monday, Dec. 26.

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January 2017

Jan. 2 All County Government Offices will Close in observance of New Year's Day.
Offices will be Closed Mon., Jan. 2, 2017.
Jan. 9

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

Jan. 12 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. 13 All County Government Offices will be Closed in observance of Lee-Jackson Day (State holiday).
Jan. 16 All County Government Offices will be Closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Jan. 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.

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February 2017

Feb. 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.
Feb. 13 Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM 1st Floor Board Meeting Room
Wise County Courthouse
Feb. 20 All County Government Offices will be Closed in observance of Presidents Day.
Feb. 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.

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March 2017

March 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.

March 12 Daylight Savings Time BEGINS @ 2:00 AM.
Set your Clocks AHEAD 1 Hour – "Spring Forward, Fall Back"
March 13 Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM 1st Floor Board Meeting Room
Wise County Courthouse
March 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.

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April 2017

April 10 Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM 1st Floor Board Meeting Room
Wise County Courthouse
April 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.
April 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.

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May 2017

May 1 Deadline to file 2016 Virginia State Income Tax Return or for an Extension
May 8 Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM 1st Floor Board Meeting Room
Wise County Courthouse
May 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.
May 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.
May 27
Gathering In The Gap Music Festival 2017 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 26 - 27 Pound Heritage Days 2017
Welcome to Pound ... "Where the Crooked Road Bends".
(276) 796-5188
May 29 All County Government Offices will be CLOSED in observance of Memorial Day.
May 31 Deadline to Pay 1st Half 2017 County Real Estate Taxes

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June 2017

June 1 - 3 19th Annual Clinch River Days Festival - Downtown St. Paul - Festival featuring arts, crafts, exhibits, music, and more! - Contact: Suzy Harrison, 276-762-5544
June 5 - 10 104th 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 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 12 Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM 1st Floor Board Meeting Room
Wise County Courthouse
June 10 - 17 31st 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 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.
June 30 End of Fiscal Year (2016-17)

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July 2017

July 1 New Fiscal Year (2017-18) Begins.
July 3 & 4 All County Government Offices will be CLOSED Mon., July 3rd & Tue., July 4th in observance of Independence Day.
July 7, 8, 9

Chillin' & Grillin' in The Glades
Main Street, Downtown Wise, VA - Music Festival, Virginia State BBQ Championship (with $7,500 in Prize Money), Cruise-in Car Show and much more.

Chillin' & Grillin' in Th Glades

July 10 Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM 1st Floor Board Meeting Room
Wise County Courthouse
July 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.

July 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.
July 21, 22, 23 Remote Area Medical (RAM) Free Clinic
Location: Wise County Fairgrounds, Wise, Virginia
Begin: 6:00 a.m.  Friday, July 21
End:    2:00 p.m.  Sunday, July 23
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 2017

Aug. 4-6

Sales Tax Holiday/Tax-Free Weekend
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.

For more details, including complete lists of qualifying items with purchase price limitations, see the Full Notice from the VA Dept of Taxation.

Aug. 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.
Aug. 14 Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM 1st Floor Board Meeting Room
Wise County Courthouse
Aug. 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.
Aug. 26 - Sept. 3 The Guest River Rally Festival
Food - Vendors - Kids Activities - Music - Talent Contest - Fun for the Whole Family.
Downtown Coeburn, Virginia.

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September 2017

Aug. 26 - Sept. 3 The Guest River Rally Festival
Food - Vendors - Kids Activities - Music - Talent Contest - Fun for the Whole Family.
Downtown Coeburn, Virginia.
Sept. 3 14th Annual Papa Joe Smiddy Mountain Music Festival
Natural Tunnel State Park Amphitheater
Sunday @ 5:00 PM
Sept. 4 All County Government Offices will be CLOSED in observance of Labor Day.
Sept. 9

48th 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

Wise County Extension Fair
Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 at the Wise County Fair Grounds.  Gates open at 9:00 am.
Center Stage Cloggers, Livestock Show, Farmers Market, Judged Exhibits, Poultry Auction, Cake Walk and more.  For more details, see the Full Notice.

Sept. 11 Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM 1st Floor Board Meeting Room
Wise County Courthouse 
Sept. 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.
Sept. 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.

Sept. 22-23 Big Stone Celtic 2017
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. 23 The 11th Annual High Knob Naturalist Rally will take place on Saturday, September 23th, 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 2017

Oct. 5 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. 9 All County Government Offices will be CLOSED in observance of Columbus Day.
Oct. 14 - 15 39th Annual Wise County Famous Fall Fling
Downtown Wise VA – Courthouse Mall
Oct. 16 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. 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.

Oct. 21 - 22

46th Annual MECC Home Crafts Days
Campus of Mountain Empire Community College,
Big Stone Gap VA.

Oct. 31

Deadline to Pay 2nd Half 2017 County Real Estate Taxes & 2017 Personal Property Taxes

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November 2017

Nov. 5 Daylight Savings Time ENDS @ 2:00 AM.
Set your Clocks BACK 1 Hour – "Spring Forward, Fall Back"
Nov. 7

Election Day – Don't forget to vote!

Nov. 9 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. 10 All County Government Offices will be Closed in observance of Veterans' Day.
Nov. 13

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

Nov. 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.
Nov. 22 - 24 All County Government Offices will be Closed in observance of Thanksgiving.
Offices will Close at 12 Noon on Wed., Nov. 22 and remain Closed thru Fri., Nov. 24.

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