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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.)

Winter Storm Recovery Efforts 02/27/2015

National Guard is completing their final missions in Wise County today.  Both missions will be ending today including the delivery and snow berm removal.

With that ending, Team Rubicon will be transitioning to do driveway work and snow removal for elderly, those on dialysis or those needing to get out for medical treatments.

An email has been setup for damage assessments and work requests as well:  damage@wiseso.net.

The number to call for the volunteer groups is 276-328-7114.

We are encouraging people during the next few days to get out and get supplies for the possibility of localized flooding at the first part of the week.

There are numerous volunteers working in Wise and will continue to be moving in over the next several days.  Team Rubicon is here working with Camp Bethel.  The Belmont Christian Church from Christiansburg will be bringing 15-20 volunteer.  Americorps have been in the county working for two days.  Flatwoods Job corp of Coeburn is expected to join the team on Sunday.

We are not accepting individual volunteers at this time.

Full-time Fiscal Clerk Position Available
The Wise County and City of Norton Clerk of Court’s Office seeks full-time Fiscal Clerk to support the Develop National Program.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience.  Cover letter and resume is due by February 20, 2015.  For more details, see the Full Job Notice.


The Wise County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 12, 2015 @ 6:00 p.m. in the School Board Education Center located on Lake Street in Wise for the purpose of receiving public comments on a change to Wise County’s FY 2014/15 budget.  This change in the budget totals an amount greater than 1% of the adopted Wise County FY 2014/15 budget.  The amount is $293,072.79 for increased expenditures of  mandated services for CSA.

David L. Cox
Finance Administrator

NOTICE – Wise County Decals NOT required AFTER 04/15/2015

County Decals Not required after 04/15/2015

"WARNER on your CORNER" – Thurs., April 16, 2015
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.

NOTICE – New Security Measures at the Wise County Courthouse Effective 11/17/2014

Per the Wise County Sheriff's Office:

Courthouse Security Upgrades

VDH NEWS RELEASE – Ebola Hotline Opened & Information Available Online

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.

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., Mar. 9, 2015
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., Mar. 12, 2015
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., Mar. 17, 2015
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.

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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