New River
Nov 29 2017

“Keep Virginia Beautiful” Grant Awarded to Giles County

Giles County Awarded “Keep Virginia Beautiful” Grant   Giles Administration was pleased to learn a few months ago that they would be recipients of a Keep Virginia Beautiful – 30 Grants in Thirty Days program grant.  Giles had applied for funding in the recycling category.   The project award enabled construction of monofilament and fluorocarbon fishing line recycling tubes for all boat ramps on...

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Wind Rocks in Giles County by Billy Bowling
Nov 28 2017

Adventure Tourism Entrepreneur Workshop Coming To The New River Valley

Adventure Tourism Entrepreneur Workshop Coming To The New River Valley   Giles County, VA – The Friends of Southwest Virginia, in partnership with Virginia Tourism Corporation, Virginia Community Capital, Spearhead Trails, and Small Business Development Centers, are hosting adventure tourism workshops to highlight regional initiatives, opportunities, best practices, and expert advice for starting an adventure tourism business in Southwest Virginia.     Southwest Virginia includes...

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Giles Comprehensive Plan Update

2017 Comprehensive Plan Update | Open House Dec 13   December 13, 5pm-6:30pm at the Giles County Administration Office   Giles County will hold a public open house to receive citizen’s comments for the 2017 Comprehensive Plan update. County staff and New River Valley Regional Commission staff will be available to explain the proposed changes. After receiving public feedback, the County Planning Commission will...

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Walker Creek Barn
Nov 17 2017

SWVA’s Newest Mountaintop Event Venue

SWVA’s Newest Mountaintop Event Venue   Giles County, VA- The proprietors, Britt & Leigh Stoudenmire, proudly announce their newest venture in Giles County, Walker Creek Barn. Opening in June 2018, Walker Creek Barn offers a unique event venue space, lodging, and agritourism opportunities for the community and region. This new development is located in the southeastern portion of Giles, along the Route...

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Painted rock from Giles
Nov 16 2017

Giles County Children’s Rock Project

Giles County Children's Rock Project Giles County, VA- The past two weeks in Giles County have been a flurry of fun, creative activity. The Giles Early Education Project (GEEP), Giles County School Board, and faculty and students have engaged in a massive and ambitious public art project. Lynn Hill of GEEP shared in an email that their plans are to have...

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Holiday lights on tree
Nov 09 2017

Giles Holiday Events & Festivities

Giles Holiday Events & Festivities   The following is a list of community activities happening throughout December, this holiday season: December 1-3 | Christmas with the Johnstons at the Giles County Historical Society December 1 - 5:30-8:30pm -Enjoy the beauty of the Andrew Johnston House by candlelight -Bonfire in front yard with hot apple cider served to visitors -Enjoy fresh, homemade treats in Mrs. Johnston's Kitchen -Museum &...

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Fall view of Pearis Mtn in Giles County
Nov 03 2017

Tourism Revenue Reached New Heights in Giles County in 2016

Tourism Revenue Reached New Heights in Giles County in 2016 -All of Virginia regions saw increased tourism revenue while Virginia topped $24 billion-   Giles County, VA- (November 1, 2017) - Data released by the United States Travel Association (USTA) reveals that all regions in Virginia posted an increase in tourism revenue last year.   According to the US Travel Association, tourism in Virginia generated...

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Mtns of Music Homecoming 2018 logo
Nov 02 2017

Cultural Event Applications for the 2018 Mountains of Music Homecoming Now Open

The Crooked Road Opens Cultural Event Applications for the 2018 Mountains of Music Homecoming Nine Extraordinary Days of Concerts and Cultural Events Along The Crooked Road   Abingdon, VA:   The Crooked Road has opened the application period for Cultural Events for the 4th  annual Mountains of Music Homecoming, June 8-16, 2018.  Cultural and civic organizations, colleges, churches, businesses, and individuals are encouraged to...

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Narrows Completes RALLY Southwest Virginia Project

Narrows Completes RALLY Southwest Virginia Project  === UPDATE: Images from the October 28th presentation at the Narrows Fall Festival [caption id="attachment_24972" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The group at Narrows Fall Festival sharing about the Narrows RALLY Project[/caption] [caption id="attachment_24973" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Part of the RALLY project enhanced available business space with recreational photos. Here are the contest winners[/caption] [caption id="attachment_24974" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The $3,000 mini-grant check presentation from...

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Fishing at The Narrows Town Park
Oct 24 2017

Bicycling, Mountain Biking, & More in Giles

Bicycling, Mountain Biking, & More in Giles   Tucked in Southwest Virginia with easy access from major cities and interstates, Giles County, Virginia bodes well for your cycling destination. The rural county with a population of just under 17,000 people, has 37 miles of the New River Water Trail, 62 miles of the Appalachian Trail, 92 square miles of Jefferson National Forest,...

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