Volunteers & Fun Competition for Giles ACCE

ACCE January Column Volunteers & Fun Competition for Giles ACCE   Giles County, VA- With the New Year, many students are considering their options after high school and those already in college or the ACCE program are preparing for the second semester at New River Community College. Students that are already utilizing the Access to Community College program in Giles County know that...

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Kairos to open in Glen Lyn, Giles County, VA

Kairos to open in Glen Lyn, Giles County, VA To hear more about this new event property, see this recent feature on WDBJ7. Click Here. To learn more about The New River 500 event mentioned, click HERE. [caption id="attachment_24141" align="aligncenter" width="450"] The New River 500 will take place in Giles County at Kairos on April 7-9th[/caption]    ...

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Giles Film Office Welcomes New Intern

Giles Film Office Welcomes New Intern The Giles County Film Office has a new face, intern Kristin Gillispie. Gillispie, from Pembroke, is a junior at Liberty University studying Cinematic Arts. She recently started the film program in the fall. The film program consists of sixty students divided up into three different cohorts. The program prepares students to go out in this...

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ReNew The New Local Committee Receives State Recognition

Giles County, VA- Earlier in November members of the local ReNew The New Committee from Giles County traveled to York County, Virginia for the annual Soil and Water Conservation Society awards ceremony. Nominated by the New River Valley Regional Commission the local committee was awarded the 2016 Merit Award “for their successful partnership to improve the health of the New...

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Program Leaders Boast about ACCE

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] ACCE December Column Program Leaders Boast about ACCE   Dr. Lewis Webb who serves on the NRCC Educational Foundation, the local Giles ACCE Development Committee, and supported the Muddy ACCE Race event speaks at the Appreciation Dinner where students and guests shared success stories of the program. Giles County- The holiday season is here and many students, out of...

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Dec 01 2016

Small Town Christmas Returns To Pearisburg

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Small Town Christmas Returns To Pearisburg Submitted by: Dianne Dinger Heading to a big city for the holidays can be exciting—but small towns such as Pearisburg, offer charming events, mom-and-pop stores with one-of-a-kind gifts, and family fun activities. Pearisburg celebrates the holidays with everything from a parade to breakfast with Santa and, a holiday-themed event at the historic...

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Giles County Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation Grant for Tourism Marketing

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Giles County Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation Grant for Tourism Marketing Richmond, VA- Governor Terry McAuliffe recently announced that Giles County received $21,177 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation Marketing Leverage Program grant fund. In total VTC awarded $927,000 for 43 tourism marketing projects across the state to help increase visitation and revenue for Virginia’s localities through tourism. The...

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Appalachian Trail by County: The Woods Hole Hostel

Appalachian Trail by County: The Woods Hole Hostel Originally published by WDBJ7 on Monday, October 24, 2016 PEARISBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) Go deep into Giles County. Keep going. Not there yet. Trust me it's really tucked in the woods, you'll find it. Up a dirt road, you'll start to hear the snorting, clucking, bleating, and quacking soon enough. The Woods Hole Hostel is...

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Celanese plant in Giles County completes conversion to boilers fueled by natural gas

Celanese plant in Giles County completes conversion to boilers fueled by natural gas Originially published by The Roanoke Times on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 & Shared on Facebook by Virginia's New River Valley By Duncan Adams duncan.adams@roanoke.com 981-3324 Celanese Corp. announced Tuesday that the global company’s manufacturing plant in Giles County has completed replacing its coal-fired boilers with boilers fueled by natural gas. Celanese,...

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Official Southwest Virginia Branding And Tourism Region Announced

Official Southwest Virginia Branding And Tourism Region Announced October 19, 2016 ABINGDON, VA – Yesterday, the efforts of many became a reality as the Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation unveiled the new branding for Southwest Virginia. Delegate Terry G. Kilgore and Bill Shelton of the Department of Housing and Community Development spoke about the hard work that has been put in since 2003...

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