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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Giles County Scavenger Hunt Back for Second Year

Giles County Scavenger Hunt Back for Second Year Giles County, VA- Chances are you’ve hiked and taken a picture at Cascade Falls in Pembroke, Virginia. Many of you have also enjoyed a meal at The Palisades Restaurant in the Village of Eggleston. The entire month of May you are encouraged to ‘Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard’ and to participate...

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Apr 29- Kairos Open Trail Day

Your Chance to Check Out Kairos Wilderness Resort   Giles County, VA- Kairos Wilderness Resort, home to the recent New River 500, is opening its gates and trails for one-day only, this Saturday for all who want to experience the motorsports destination. This time for one-day only, guests are invited to the Open Trail Day. Saturday, April 29th from 9am until 6pm...

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Apr 28 & May 5- Newport Cares Free Lunch Fridays

Newport Cares Free Lunch Fridays   Newport Cares Free Lunch Fridays is coming to the Newport Community Center April 28th and May 5th.  Individuals and groups will be needed to help prepare and deliver lunches for the needy and elderly of the community.   A free lunch will be served at the Newport Community Center each Friday from 11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m. with lunch deliveries...

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Memories Made at the Muddy ACCE Race

ACCE April Column Memories Made at the Muddy ACCE Race Giles County, VA- The weather is warming up and participants of the Muddy ACCE Race are reflecting back on the fun times at the inaugural event. Well over 300 participants made lasting memories at the 5k, obstacle course mud run, held on the banks of the New River Water Trail in Glen...

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Muddy ACCE Race Event is Fun!

ACCE March Column Muddy ACCE Race Event is Fun!   Giles County- The unseasonably warm weather has students looking forward to summer and the school years beyond. Access to Community College Education program students look forward to their next year in the program, and seniors in high school are making big decisions about their future. The Access to Community College program in Giles...

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Apr 22- VIRGINIA’S OUTDOOR LOVERS EXPO

  VIRGINIA’S OUTDOOR LOVERS EXPO The 2017 Virginia’s Outdoor Lovers Expo to be held April 22nd at Bisset Park in Radford, Virginia. From our friends at the New River Valley Regional Commission. Radford, VA – The Virginia’s Outdoor Lovers Expo is coming to the New River Valley, April 22nd. This free, family-friendly event will be held at Bisset Park in Radford from 10:00am to...

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Rally Southwest Virginia Arrives in Narrows

Rally Southwest Virginia Arrives in Narrows   Giles County, VA- Rally Southwest Virginia is building community leadership capacity and reinforcing collaborative communities across the region of Southwest Virginia. The region consisting of 19 counties from Giles to the far southwest counties in Virginia, has embraced this program and others to find creative outlets for suppressed economies and the revitalization for downtown areas.   The...

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