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*** WEATHER ALERT ***

The National Weather Service in Morristown, TN has issued a WINTER STORM WARNING from 8 PM EDT Friday to 8 PM EDT Saturday...

* EVENT... Snowfall accumulations between 4 and 8 inches are expected for most locations above 2500 feet. Locally higher amounts up to a foot or more will be possible across the highest peaks above 5000 feet. Elevations below 2500 feet should receive between 1 and 4 inches.

* TIMING... Rain will initially change to snow Friday afternoon over the higher elevations with the snow level lowering downing into valley locations after midnight. Snow showers will likely continue through Saturday across higher elevations before diminishing Saturday evening.

* IMPACTS... Travel is expected to become hazardous on roads across the higher terrain of Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee. Downed trees will be possible due to the snow accumulating on foliage still left on may trees. Travel is discouraged.

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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.)

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 – Deadline to Pay 2nd Half 2014 County Real Estate Taxes & 2014 Personal Property Taxes

Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 – Daylight Savings Time ENDS @ 2:00 AM
Set your Clocks BACK 1 Hour – "Spring Forward, Fall Back"

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 – Election Day Don't forget to vote!

VDH NEWS RELEASE – Ebola Hotline Opened & Information Available Online – 10/24/2014

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) opened an Ebola Hotline today to help answer questions from the public and provide the most up-to-date information to Virginians.

The number – 1-877-ASK-VDH3 (1-877-275-8343) – is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Virginia’s 211 Call Center will be handling these calls using frequently asked questions (FAQs) developed by VDH.

Additional questions from the public not on the FAQs list are added to the FAQ document on the VDH website daily. Any updates or changes in guidance are also included in that information. Updates and answers to the FAQs are also shared daily via the VDH website, Facebook and Twitter.

NOTICE – WISE COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE – 11/06/2014 @ 6:30 p.m.

The Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee will hold a Workshop regarding the Comprehensive Plan Update on Thursday, November 6, 2014 @ 6:30 PM at the Wise County School Board Education Center.  The public is invited to observe the Workshop.

Opportunity for public comment may be provided at the end of the Workshop.

Shannon C. Scott
County Administrator

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 – All County offices will be Closed in observance of Veterans' Day.

"WARNER on your CORNER" – Thu, Dec. 18, 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)

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., Nov. 10
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.

Thur., Nov. 13
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., Nov. 18
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.

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

Watch WISE-TV 19 (PEG Channel) Live Streaming at http://wisetv19.pegstream.com and Video On Demand online at http://wisetv19.pegcentral.com.

 
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