(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.)
ATTENTION: The FY 2017-18 Proposed County Budget is available for download.
NOTICE of Public Hearing – 06/28/17 at 7PM
The County of Wise, Virginia will hold a public hearing on June 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the School Board Education Center located at 628 Lake Street in Wise, VA to solicit public input on the proposed Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) proposal to be submitted to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development for the Virginia Drone Innovation Project. Residents of the project area are encouraged to attend.
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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –
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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All County Offices will be CLOSED Mon., July 3, 2017 and Tue., July 4, 2017 in observance of Independence Day. County Convenience Centers and the Blackwood Landfill will only be CLOSED on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 for the holiday.
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.
FY 2015-16 Audit Report Now Available
The FY 2015-16 Audit Report for Wise County Government and Component Units was presented to the Board of Supervisors at their March 9th Regular Meeting. The Complete Audit Report is available online for review.
*** 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.