Giles Code Red System Alert Notification

As a result of the March 24th snowstorm that impacted the Giles County more than 5,000 customers remain without electricity. Appalachian Power has given preliminary estimates of Thursday, March 29th by midnight, for restoration of all customers. They have mobilized more than 1,000 employees and contractors from outside the region to assist in this effort. A warming shelter has been...

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Mar 21 2018

Glen Lyn Day Trip

SUGGESTED ITINERARY | GLEN LYN DAY TRIP Morning- A visit to Glen Lyn can begin at the Glen Lyn Town Office, located at 205 Houston Lane.   A beautiful long walking and biking trail system starts at the Town Hall and follows Hwy. 460 going under the bridge and then through the Glen Lyn Park and along the New River. The trail is 1.73...

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Mar 14 2018

Narrows Day Trip

Suggested Itinerary | Narrows Day Trip Find this & and other day trip ideas to CRUSH FRIDAY here!   Morning- A visit to Narrows can begin at the Narrows Town Office and Visitors Center, located at 210 Main Street.   Just around the corner on Monroe Street are Centennial Park and The Mural of Narrows.  Next door to The Mural is the Narrows Farmer’s Market (open Friday 8am-5pm and...

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Feb 20 2018

Charlotte Filmmakers to Produce Civil War Short in Giles County

  Charlotte Filmmakers to Produce Civil War Short in Giles County   Giles County (February 20, 2018)- Charlotte, NC filmmakers, Chip White and Shea Sizemore, are bringing an army of cast and crew members into the area to tell the love story “Black Dispatch” set within the heart of the Civil War.   Black Dispatch was a “common term used by the Northern Army referring...

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Feb 13 2018

Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation & Friends Of Southwest Virginia Release 2017 Annual Report

Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation & Friends Of Southwest Virginia Release 2017 Annual Report   ABINGDON, VA – The Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation and the Friends of Southwest Virginia have released their 2017 Annual Report which outlines the regional economic impact of the tourism economy and spotlights economic, community and tourism development initiatives, regional marketing and branding and updates to Heartwood: Southwest...

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Feb 08 2018

The New River 500 Event Returns at Kairos Resort in Giles County, Virginia

Apr 21 & 22 | The New River 500 Event Returns to Kairos Resort UPDATE | You can now register online here: http://kairosresort.com/events/   Giles County, VA - The New River 500, is back; brought to you by Kairos, Tangent Outfitters, GearHead Moto Tours, Go Race, Inc., and Loud N Clear Car Stereo and Customs. The New River 500 will be held April 21 and 22 in Giles County, Virginia and...

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Feb 07 2018

Town of Pembroke receives RALLY grant to implement downtown improvements

Town of Pembroke receives RALLY grant to implement downtown improvements   Originally posted to the NRVRC blog HERE.   NRV- The Town of Pembroke will develop downtown improvement projects as part of the RALLY Southwest Virginia program. RALLY is a mini-grant program which provides a $3,000 award to communities in Southwest Virginia to implement a community development project through a team structure. Pembroke is the...

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Feb 02 2018

Show Your Love for Giles County | #LoveGilesCoVA

Show Your Love for Giles County   Giles County, VA- Those who live in or visit Giles County usually have one or multiple places or people that they have a connection with and love! For some it may be a scenic overlook, others it may be the mountain biking trail through the mountains, even some may have a relaxing cabin that is...

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Feb 01 2018

Giles County Receives $10,000 Grant from Virginia Tourism Corporation “Crush Friday” Program Marketing Fund

Giles County Receives $10,000 Grant from Virginia Tourism Corporation “Crush Friday” Program Marketing Fund   Giles County announced that it has received a $10,000 grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) “Crush Friday Program” grant fund. “Crush Friday” is part of VTC’s ongoing efforts to support U.S. Travel’s “Project: Time Off” initiative, encouraging citizens to utilize unused vacation days. In total, VTC...

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Jan 31 2018

Virginia is for Lovers Announces Launch of New CRUSH FRIDAY Niche Marketing Campaign

Virginia is for Lovers Announces Launch of New CRUSH FRIDAY Niche Marketing Campaign   ~Program, aimed at millennial “work martyrs,” encourages travelers to use their vacation days~   RICHMOND (January 30, 2018) – The Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) announced the official launch of its new Crush Friday marketing campaign. The announcement coincides with U.S. Travel’s “Project: Time Off” and National Plan for Vacation Day,...

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