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(NOTE:  For Local Cultural Events, Festivals and Activities in the various Communities in Wise County, please visit our Tourism website:  http://www.visitwisecounty.com.)

The Approved FY 2014-15 County Budget document is now available for Download Adobe Acrobat.

Notice of Special Election – 38th Senate of Virginia District – 08/19/2014

A Special Election has been ordered by the President pro tempore of the Senate of Virginia to be held on August 19, 2014, to fill a vacancy in the 38th Senate of Virginia District.  For more information, see the Writ of Election notice Adobe Reader required.

"WARNER on your CORNER" – Thu, Aug. 21, 2014
Representatives from Senator Mark Warner's office will be available to discuss specific issues individual Virginians have dealing with federal agencies.
TIME:  10AM – Noon
PLACE:  County Admin Office – Conference Room, 2nd floor, Room 223, Wise County Courthouse

(*** Same time & place – 3rd Thurs. in alternate months)

All County Offices will be CLOSED Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 in observance of Labor Day

Wise County EM offers Free CERT, CPR and First Aid Course – 09/27, 10/04 & 10/11/2014

Wise County Emergency Management is offering a free CERT, CPR and First Aid Course.  Upon the completion of the 20 hour course you will receive a free CERT, CPR and First Aid Certification.

The course is being held at the Wise County EOC located at the Justice Center in Wise.  The course dates are Sept. 27th 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM, Oct. 4 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM and Oct. 11 8:30 AM - 11:30 PM.

If you have any questions or would like to register, please call 276-328-7110 or email Angie Robinson.  Please see Attached Flyer Adobe Reader required for additional details.

Great SouthEast Shakeout Earthquake Drill

The Great SouthEast Multi-state Earthquake Drill will be held on Thu., Oct. 16, 2014 @ 10:16 a.m.  Learn more and register yourself, your family, your school, your office, your organization for the ShakeOut drill at www.shakeout.org/southeast or www.ReadyVirginia.gov.  For more information, see the Full Flyer Adobe Reader required.

Control Mosquitoes Around Your Home

The summer months are quickly approaching and mosquitoes are sure to follow.  Mosquito bites can cause severe skin irritation through an allergic reaction, as well as, the transmission of certain serious diseases such as malaria, dengue fever and several forms of encephalitis.  Not only can mosquitoes carry diseases which afflict humans, but they also can transmit several diseases and parasites that are very susceptible to dogs and horses.  These include dog heart worms and eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Virginia Dept. of Health (VDH) recommends taking steps to control mosquitoes around your home.

For more information:
FAQ About Mosquitoes
(VDH) Controlling Mosquitoes Around the Home

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.

CodeRED – Emergency Communications Network now LIVE

Register at CodeRED Emergency Warning System

Wise County has joined the Emergency Communications Network's CodeRED Weather Warning System.

Now citizens can Register with CodeRED Online to receive automatic notifications via Voice, Text & Email in the event that severe weather threatens.  CodeRED Weather Warning taps into the National Weather Service’s Storm Based Warnings to automatically alert affected citizens in the path of severe weather just moments after the warning has been issued.

We encourage all residents and businesses to click on the CodeRED logo and enter their contact information.  At sign up you may select which types of warnings you’d like to receive. There is no direct charge to you for this service.

You can also call Wise County directly at 276-328-7110 for assistance.

WISE-TV 19 (PEG Channel) Live Streaming is currently unavailable. Video On Demand is online at http://wisetv19.pegcentral.com.

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Register at CodeRED Emergency Warning System Register with CodeRED Online or call Wise County directly at 276-328-7110 for assistance.

Upcoming Meetings
County Calendar

Mon., Sept. 8
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., Sept. 11
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., Sept. 16
Wise County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) will hold its next 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.

 
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