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Government Meetings, Hearings and other Events of Community Importance scheduled in Wise County

(NOTE:  Visit our Tourism website (http://www.visitwisecounty.com) for Local Cultural Events, Festivals, Entertainment Opportunities and other Events in Wise County.  For scheduled events at The Glades park in downtown Wise, VA, please visit the Town of Wise Events page.)

December 2018

Dec. 10 Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM - at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
Dec. 13 Board of Supervisors (Regular Meeting)
(Regularly 2nd Thursday of each month)
6:00 PM at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
Dec. 24 - 25 All County Government Offices will be Closed in observance of Christmas.
Offices will be Closed on Monday, Dec. 24 and remain Closed thru Tuesday, Dec. 25.
Dec 31 - Jan 1 All County Government Offices will be Closed in observance of New Year's Day.
Offices will be Closed on Monday, Dec. 31 and remain Closed thru Tuesday, Jan. 1.

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January 2019

Dec 31 - Jan 1 All County Government Offices will Close in observance of New Year's Day.
Offices will be Closed on Monday, Dec. 31 and remain Closed thru Tuesday, Jan. 1.
Jan. 10 Board of Supervisors (Org./Regular Meeting)
(Regularly 2nd Thursday of each month)
5:50 PM at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
Jan. 14

Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM - at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.

Jan. 15 Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Meeting
(Regularly 3rd Tuesday of each month)
4:00 PM in the County Administrator's Conference Room at the Wise County Courthouse, E Main ST, Wise VA.
Jan. 18 All County Government Offices will be Closed in observance of Lee-Jackson Day (State holiday).
Jan. 21 All County Government Offices will be Closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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February 2019

Feb. 11 Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM - at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
Feb. 14 Board of Supervisors (Regular Meeting)
(Regularly 2nd Thursday of each month)
6:00 PM - at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
Feb. 18 All County Government Offices will be Closed in observance of Presidents Day.
Feb. 19 Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Meeting
(Regularly 3rd Tuesday of each month)
4:00 PM in the County Administrator's Conference Room at the Wise County Courthouse, E Main ST, Wise VA.

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March 2019

March 10 Daylight Savings Time BEGINS @ 2:00 AM.
Set your Clocks AHEAD 1 Hour – "Spring Forward, Fall Back"
March 11 Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM
- at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
March 14

Board of Supervisors (Regular Meeting)
(Regularly 2nd Thursday of each month)
6:00 PM
at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.

March 19 Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Meeting
(Regularly 3rd Tuesday of each month)
4:00 PM in the County Administrator's Conference Room at the Wise County Courthouse, E Main ST, Wise VA.

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April 2019

April 8 Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM - at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
April 11 Board of Supervisors (Regular Meeting)
(Regularly 2nd Thursday of each month)
6:00 PM at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
April 16

Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Meeting
(Regularly 3rd Tuesday of each month)
4:00 PM in the County Administrator's Conference Room at the Wise County Courthouse, E Main ST, Wise VA.

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May 2019

May 1 Deadline to file 2018 Virginia State Income Tax Return or for an Extension
May 9 Board of Supervisors (Regular Meeting)
(Regularly 2nd Thursday of each month)
6:00 PM at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
May 13 Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM - at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
May 21 Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Meeting
(Regularly 3rd Tuesday of each month)
4:00 PM in the County Administrator's Conference Room at the Wise County Courthouse, E Main ST, Wise VA.
May 25
Gathering In The Gap Music Festival 2019 Gathering In The Gap
Music Festival

Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park
10 West First Street
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219.

For more information:  Call (276) 523-1322 or visit http://www.gatheringinthegapmusicfestival.com/.
May 24 - 26 Pound Heritage Days 2019
Welcome to Pound ... "Where the Crooked Road Bends".
(276) 796-5188
May 27 All County Government Offices will be CLOSED in observance of Memorial Day.
May 31 Deadline to Pay 1st Half 2019 County Real Estate Taxes

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June 2019

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June 1 - 2 20th Annual Clinch River Days Festival - Downtown St. Paul - Festival featuring arts, crafts, exhibits, music, and more! - Contact: Suzy Harrison, 276-762-5544
June 3 - 8 106th Annual VA-KY District Fair & Horse Show
Wise County Fairgrounds, State Route 680 near Wise VA – featuring concerts, rides on the midway by Drew Exposition, pageants, demolition derby, sporting events, horse shows, agricultural and commercial exhibits, and more!  For more information call 276-328-9772 or 276-328-5760.
June 10 Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM - at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
June 13 Board of Supervisors (Regular Meeting)
(Regularly 2nd Thursday of each month)
6:00 PM at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
June 8- 15 33rd Annual Best Friend Festival
The Best Friend Festival is sponsored by the Wise County Chamber of Commerce, City of Norton, and area businesses.  All events held at Norton City Park unless otherwise stated.  In the event of inclement weather or for more information, please call 276-679-0961.
June 18 Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Meeting
(Regularly 3rd Tuesday of each month)
4:00 PM in the County Administrator's Conference Room at the Wise County Courthouse, E Main ST, Wise VA.
June 28, 29, 30 Remote Area Medical (RAM) Free Clinic
Location: Wise County Fairgrounds, Wise, Virginia
Begin: 6:00 a.m.  Friday, July 28
End:    2:00 p.m.  Sunday, July 30
Remote Area Medical Organization sponsors this FREE medical clinic annually in Wise County.  Patients may receive dental, vision and medical care free of charge.  For additional information or to register as a volunteer, visit www.ramusa.org.
June 30 End of Fiscal Year (2018-19)

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July 2019

July 1 New Fiscal Year (2019-20) Begins.
July 4 All County Government Offices will be CLOSED Wed., July 4th in observance of Independence Day.
July 8 Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM - at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
July 16 Industrial Development Authority (IDA)
(Regularly 3rd Tuesday of each month)
4:00 PM in the County Administrator's Conference Room at the Wise County Courthouse, E Main ST, Wise VA.
July 19 & 20

Chillin' & Grillin' in The Glades
Main Street, Downtown Wise, VA - Music Festival, Virginia State BBQ Championship (with $7,500 in Prize Money), Cruise-in Car Show and much more.

Chillin' & Grillin' in Th Glades

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August 2019

Aug. 2-4

Sales Tax Holiday/Tax-Free Weekend
During the sales tax holiday period, consumers can purchase qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, and Energy Star™ and WaterSense™ products without paying sales tax.  This includes qualifying items purchased online, by mail or over the phone.

In addition to the specific items exempted, retailers may also choose to offer other items “tax-free” by paying the sales tax themselves during the holiday.

For more details, including complete lists of qualifying items with purchase price limitations, see the Full Notice from the VA Dept of Taxation.

Aug. 3 36th 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.
Aug. 8 Board of Supervisors (Regular Meeting)
(Regularly 2nd Thursday of each month)
6:00 PM at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
Aug. 12 Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM - at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
Aug. 20 Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Meeting
(Regularly 3rd Tuesday of each month)
4:00 PM in the County Administrator's Conference Room at the Wise County Courthouse, E Main ST, Wise VA.

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September 2019

Aug. 24 - Sept. 1 The Guest River Rally Festival
Food - Vendors - Kids Activities - Music - Talent Contest - Fun for the Whole Family.
Downtown Coeburn, Virginia.
Sept. 1 16th Annual Papa Joe Smiddy Mountain Music Festival
Natural Tunnel State Park Amphitheater
Sunday @ 5:00 PM
Sept. 2 All County Government Offices will be CLOSED in observance of Labor Day.
Sept. 7

50th Annual Dock Boggs & Kate Peters Sturgill Festival
Appalachian Traditions Village
6034 Kent Junction Road
Norton, VA 24273
Phone: (276) 431-3338
Phone: (276) 679-0961

Sept. 9 Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM - at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
Sept. 12 Board of Supervisors (Regular Meeting)
(Regularly 2nd Thursday of each month)
6:00 PM at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
Sept. 17

Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Meeting
(Regularly 3rd Tuesday of each month)
4:00 PM in the County Administrator's Conference Room at the Wise County Courthouse, E Main ST, Wise VA.

Sept. 20-21 Big Stone Celtic 2018
Downtown Big Stone Gap, VA.
An annual celebration of the music & culture of the seven Celtic Nations and their influence on this region.  For more information, go to www.bigstoneceltic.com or call (276) 4523-5097.
Sept. 21 The 13th Annual High Knob Naturalist Rally will take place on Saturday, September 21st, at Bark Camp Lake. Come celebrate the natural world with a day full of fun and educational hikes, workshops, and activities highlighting the unique ecology of the High Knob region. This event is organized by The Clinch Coalition and is free and open to the whole family. For the second year, a 5k Trail Run will take place before the rally on the lakeshore trail. More information is available online at www.highknobnaturalist.org or contact us by email at clinchcoalition@gmail.com.

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October 2019

Oct. 10 Board of Supervisors (Regular Meeting)
(Regularly 2nd Thursday of each month)
6:00 PM at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
Oct. 12 - 13 41st Annual Wise County Famous Fall Fling
Downtown Wise VA – Courthouse Mall
Oct. 14 All County Government Offices will be CLOSED in observance of Columbus Day.
Oct. 15

Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Meeting
(Regularly 3rd Tuesday of each month)
4:00 PM at the Mountain Empire Older Citizens (MEOC) building in Big Stone Gap, VA.

Oct. 19 - 20

48th Annual MECC Home Crafts Days
Campus of Mountain Empire Community College,
Big Stone Gap VA.

Oct. 21 Planning Commission Meeting
(***Rescheduled due to Columbus Day***)
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM - at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
Oct. 31

Deadline to Pay 2nd Half 2019 County Real Estate & 2019 Personal Property Taxes

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November 2019

Nov. 3 Daylight Savings Time ENDS @ 2:00 AM.
Set your Clocks BACK 1 Hour – "Spring Forward, Fall Back"
Nov. 5

Election Day – Don't forget to vote!

Nov. 11 All County Government Offices will be Closed in observance of Veterans' Day.
Nov. 12

Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM - at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.

Nov. 14 Board of Supervisors (Regular Meeting)
(Regularly 2nd Thursday of each month)
6:00PM at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
Nov. 19 Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Meeting
(Regularly 3rd Tuesday of each month)
4:00 PM in the County Administrator's Conference Room at the Wise County Courthouse, E Main ST, Wise VA.
Nov. 27 - 29 All County Government Offices will be Closed in observance of Thanksgiving.
Offices will Close at 12 Noon on Wed., Nov. 27 and remain Closed thru Fri., Nov. 29.

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