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(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.)

The FY 2016-17 Approved County Budget Adobe Reader was adopted by the Wise County Board of Supervisors at their June 9, 2016 Regular Meting and is available for review.

June 28, 2016 @ 3:00 PM


The Wise County Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at 3:00 p.m., in the Conference Room of the Wise County Courthouse, to solicit public input on local community development and housing needs in relation to Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for a project in the county.

Information on the amount of funding available, the requirements on benefit to low- and moderate-income persons, eligible activities, and plans to minimize displacement and provide displacement assistance, as necessary, will be available. Citizens will also be given an opportunity to comment on Wise County’s past use of CDBG funds. All interested citizens are urged to attend. For additional information, contact Frank Kibler, LENOWISCO Planning District Commission, at (276) 431-2206.

Complaints and grievances can be submitted in writing to the Wise County Administrator at the Wise County Courthouse, at P.O. Box 570, Wise VA 24293, or by phone at (276) 328-2321 until the date of the hearing.

If you plan to attend and have any special needs requirements, please call either number listed above.

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

Mon., July 4, 2016All County Government Offices will be CLOSED in observance of Independence Day.  (NOTE:  County Convenience Centers will also be Closed.)


Pursuant to the terms of those certain Decrees of Sale entered in the Circuit Court of the County of Wise, the designated Special Commissioner will offer for sale at public auction the real estate on the front lawn of the Wise County Courthouse, 206 East Main Street, Wise, Virginia 24293 on Thursday, July 7, 2016, at 2:00pm.  For more detail including the list of properties involved, see the Full Sale Notice Adobe Reader.

July 8 - 10, 2016Chillin' & 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 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.

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 Adobe Reader.

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Upcoming Meetings
County Calendar

Mon., July 11, 2016
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., July 14, 2016
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., July 19, 2016
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.

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