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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.)

WCO18-001 — RFB for One (1) 2018 White, 4WD, Diesel Truck (*** CORRECTION ***)
The Wise County Maintenance Dept. will receive sealed bids for purchase of one (1) 2018 white, 4WD, crew cab, diesel, heavy-duty 3/4 ton truck with snow plow attachment.  Bids will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on July 25, 2017.  All questions regarding vehicle and specifications shall be directed to the David Cox, County Finance Administrator.

For more details, see the Corrected RFB Notice.

Aug. 5, 2017 – 34th Annual Appalachia Railroad Days 5K Road Race in Appalachia, VA. The race/walk also features a 3-Mile Power Walk for serious walkers who have yet to transition to running. The 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk begins at 8 a.m. The 5K Road Race starts at 8:15 a.m. and the 3-Mile Power Walk follows at approximately 8:20 a.m. For more information, see the Full Notice OR contact race director Randy Blair at (276) 393-9577 or assistant race directors Pam Hutchinson at (276) 565-0821 and Kimberly Teglas at (276) 393-6163.

ATTENTION:  The Approved FY 2017-18 County Budget is now available for download.  The FY 2017-18 Budget was approved by the Wise County Board of Supervisors during their Recessed Meeting on Wed., June 28, 2017.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Raccoon Rabies Found in Western Wise County
The Virginia Dept of Health (VHD) is reporting the first confirmed case of Raccoon Rabies in Western Wise County and residents are asked to report possible cases.  Rabies can infect any mammal.  It is most commonly found in Virginia in raccoons, skunks and foxes.  The rabies virus is found in the saliva of infected animals and is often transmitted by a bite, rabid wild animals can infect pets, and pets can infect humans.  For more information on rabies and its prevention, please see the Full VDH Notice, contact the Wise County Health Dept at 276-328-8000 or visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/lenowisco.

Rabies Quarantine in effect from 05/15/17 thru 07/10/17

At their May 11, 2017 Regular Meeting, the Wise County Board of Supervisors adopted an Emergency Ordinance due to the serious and imminent threat and concern of rabies in Wise County.  The Ordinance prohibits dogs and cats from "running at large" during the mandated quarantine period in an attempt to stop the spread of rabies recently reported in western Wise County.  The quarantine is in effect as follows:

  • District 3 — May 15 to May 29
  • District 1 — May 29 to June 12
  • District 2 — June 12 to June 26
  • District 4 — June 26 to July 10

For more information on the Ordinance, contact Karen Mullins, County Attorney, at 276-328-2321.

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*** UPDATE *** – Change in Convenience Center Hours

At their Aug. 11, 2016 meeting, the Wise County Board of Supervisors voted to revert Convenience Center hours of operation back to those as of June 30, 2016.  This change will be effective Mon., Aug. 15, 2016.  The new Hours of Operation are as follows:

Monday – Saturday:      Open     8:00 AM   –   Close   6:00 PM
Sunday:                         Open   12:00 PM   –   Close   5:00 PM

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.

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Upcoming Meetings
County Calendar

Thu., Aug. 10, 2017
Wise County Board of Supervisors next Regular Meeting will be 6:00 p.m. at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, VA.)

Mon., Aug. 14, 2017
Wise County Planning Commission will hold its Regular Meeting at 5:00 p.m. at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, VA.

Tue., Aug. 15, 2017
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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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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