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Jun 26 2018

New River Valley Receives Grant for Agritourism Marketing

New River Valley Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation Grant for Tourism Marketing   Governor Ralph Northam announced recently that Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski counties received $2,500 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation Marketing Leverage Program grant fund. In total VTC awarded more than $840,000 for 56 tourism marketing projects across the state to help increase visitation and revenue for Virginia’s localities through tourism.   The grants...

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Angels Rest view AT Pearisburg
Jun 19 2018

Appalachian Trail – Kimberling Creek to Narrows

Appalachian Trail – Kimberling Creek to Narrows Originally posted to Virginia Trail Guide. Read HERE. Follow Adam & Christine along the Appalachian Trail through parts of Giles County. See their full album of pictures HERE. ---   We decided to celebrate Christine’s birthday by completing a section of the Appalachian Trail over a few days.  I had a couple of surprises for her along the way which...

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Little Libraries Summer BINGO

Little Libraries Summer BINGO   [caption id="attachment_25697" align="aligncenter" width="460"] Little Free Library BINGO Card[/caption] A local group has partnered together to encourage young people to explore the Little Free Libraries throughout Giles County. The group decided to sponsor a reading Bingo activity in which each child will have a bingo card that will be supplied to them at their neighborhood LFL or town...

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SUP people on New River at Castle Rock
Jun 13 2018

June is National Outdoors Month

June is National Outdoors Month   Giles County, VA- Giles County, Virginia’s Mountain Playground™ will, along with communities and officials across America, celebrate the great outdoors for the entire month of June. June is recognized as Great Outdoors Month. You are encouraged to take advantage of the resources available in Giles to enjoy the great outdoors. You can choose any one of...

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Jun 12 2018

Walkers in Newport

Walkers in Newport   It's Outdoors Month and what better way to take advantage of the great outdoors than by enjoying a stroll along one of our back roads or through one of the many public parks in Giles! Friends also make those walks enjoyable! Did you know we have multiple walking groups in Giles? The Walkers in Newport share a weekly...

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Boat landing in Giles County, Virginia
Jun 11 2018

Improving New River access points in Giles County | WDBJ7

Improving New River access points in Giles County GILES COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) The New River is a popular spot for people in Giles County. Now, officials are taking steps to make it easier for boats to come and go. "I love the outdoors, I really love being on the water," Randy Fuqua said, admiring the scene around him.   Fuqua and Austin Cunningham took a...

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Jun 11 2018

Giles County Scavenger Hunt Back By Popular Demand

Giles County Scavenger Hunt Back By Popular Demand   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 July you are encouraged to ‘Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard’ and to participate...

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Governor Northam Reports Virginia Tourism Revenues Reached $25 Billion in 2017

Governor Northam Reports Virginia Tourism Revenues Reached $25 Billion in 2017   ~ Statewide data shows increase of 4.4% compared to 2016 ~    RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam announced recently that Virginia’s tourism revenues reached $25 billion in 2017, a 4.4 percent increase over 2016. In 2017, tourism in Virginia supported 232,000 jobs—an increase of 1.1 percent compared to 2016. The tourism industry also...

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owners of JBR standing in vineyard
May 23 2018

JBR Vineyards & Winery to Host Grand Opening Ceremony

May 30 | JBR Vineyards & Winery to Host Grand Opening Ceremony Giles County, VA- Tucked in the mountains of Giles County, JBR Vineyards & Winery has been developing their grape vines since 2006. The first bottle of Giles County wine was sold on May 28, 2015. Two varieties of classic wine grapes (vitis vinifera) are exclusively grown: Pinot Noir for...

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