Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan Available for Public Comment

For Immediate Release May 10, 2017   Contact Christy Straight, Regional Planner II New River Valley Regional Commission Phone: 540.639.9313 E-mail: cstraight@nrvrc.org http://nrvrc.org/hazardmitigation/ Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan Available for Public Comment   Radford, VA – The draft New River Valley Hazard Mitigation Plan is available for public comment. A series of open houses will be held throughout the New River Valley to encourage citizen involvement in the plan. In Giles County,...

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GearHead Moto Tours

Backyard Tourist Spotlight GearHead Moto Tours Today we take a ride on the adventurous side with GearHead Moto Tours, the motorcycle touring company based in Pearisburg, Giles County, Virginia. GearHead Junction & GearHead Moto Tours are owned and operated by Terry Rafferty. May 2017 is special for many reasons, but mainly because GearHead turns 1! Happy Birthday GearHeads… GearHead Moto Tours’s primary purpose...

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Kairos Motorsport Weekend

Backyard Tourist Spotlight Kairos to Host Motorsport Weekend May 12-14 Giles County, VA- The newest tourism destination property in Giles County, is hosting their first Motorsport Weekend, May 12-14. Kairos Wilderness Resort, home to the recent New River 500, is a 1,500 acre mountain top property in the western part of Giles County and eastern part of Mercer County, West Virginia. A...

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Pearisburg Junior Woman’s Club

Backyard Tourist Spotlight Pearisburg Junior Woman’s Club   We thought we’d take a moment to also celebrate and share about some of the civic groups in Giles County. As you explore and act as a tourist in your own backyard this month, perhaps you’d like to join a group that is improving and supporting communities through engagement. Each Sunday we will share a...

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Stamp Out Hunger 2017

[caption id="attachment_24487" align="aligncenter" width="650"] Remember that all food coming in through Giles County zip codes stays in Giles County! Please share as you have the opportunity.[/caption]...

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Pearis Mercantile

Backyard Tourist Spotlight Pearis Mercantile   Celebrating its third anniversary on May 5th, 2017, Pearis Mercantile is a welcoming gift shop located across from the Visitors Center in Pearisburg. Owner Ann Wheeler and staff invite patrons to shop Monday through Saturday, 10am until 5:30pm and on Sundays from 12:30-5ppm. They can also be reached by telephone at (540) 921-2260. Their physical address is...

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Giles Mountain Vineyard & Winery

Backyard Tourist Spotlight Giles Mountain Vineyard & Winery Giles Mountain Vineyard & Winery is operated by Tom & Diane Mullis, Maarten van Gelder, and Lori Robertson. This mountain top winery has been in business for three years in Giles County. Their driving purpose is to provide exceptional regional wines to consumers. Giles Mountain Vineyard & Winery is a boutique winery providing unique wines...

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Teacher Appreciation Deals, Discounts, & Drawings

Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard Month & National Teacher Appreciation Month   Teachers- hear us- THANK YOU! In May we celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Month and some of our local businesses are offering deals and specials just for you, just this month. It is also Business Appreciation Month and locally we are celebrating ‘Tourist in Your Own Backyard’. It’s all comes...

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Tourist in Your Own Backyard Month

Tourist in Your Own Backyard Month   This month you will see information about various businesses, attractions, organizations, and events for Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard Month. The Giles County Tourism Committee created this idea and included it in the 2017-2018 marketing plan. The group recognized that there are unique and special businesses here in Giles that residents might not...

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Friday Fellowship Hikes Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard Month

Friday Fellowship Hikes Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard Month   The Giles Office of Tourism Marketing is coordinating efforts to encourage all friends and neighbors in Giles County to be a ‘Tourist in Your Own Backyard’ the entire month of May. Along with business spotlight blog posts on GilesCounty.org, pictures and videos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and promoting community events,...

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