GilesCoVa News

  • Motorcycle Adventures in Southwest Virginia

    Sturgis, South Dakota, is what pops into most people’s minds when they think of motorcycle adventures. While this rip roaring party of a motorcycle rally is perhaps the most iconic, it hardly speaks for the lot of ‘em—there are a variety of pla...

  • Petco Foundation Invests in The Giles County Animal Shelter’s Lifesaving Work

    Petco Foundation Invests in The Giles County Animal Shelter’s Lifesaving Work $17,500 investment will extend efforts to help pets and people in Giles County live their best lives   Pearisburg, VA (August 4, 2017): The Giles County Animal Shelt...

  • Register Today for the Muddy ACCE Race

    Sept 16 | Register Today for the Muddy ACCE Race   The 2017 Muddy ACCE Race is drawing near! The event promises something for everyone, from family fun to the fiercest competitors. Register as a team or an individual participant today for the Se...

  • Hollow and Home: A History of Self and Place

    Hollow and Home: A History of Self and Place Fred Carlisle’s book, “Hollow and Home: A History of Self and Place”, set to be released August 1,2017, explores the ways the primary places in our lives shape the individuals we become a...

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    Exploring the Lakes, Creeks, and Rivers of Southwest Virginia

    Tucked into the rolling mountains of Southwest Virginia are miles of sparkling lakes, creeks, and rivers waiting to be explored. Load your boat, stock the tackle box, and paddle your way across the state with our guide to Southwest Virginia’s most ...

  • Persons Impersonating Animal Control Officers

    Persons Impersonating Animal Control Officers During the last month there were at least 4 instances where one or two men posed as Giles County Animal Control Officers and attempted to confiscate dogs in Pearisburg. The men were driving either a light...

  • Tailgating Atmosphere at Muddy ACCE Race

    Tailgating Atmosphere at Muddy ACCE Race   If you head out to enjoy a football event this fall, you will likely see game-goers tailgating the event before the anticipated kickoff. The Muddy ACCE Race event has a friendly tailgating energy to it ...

  • Things to do… Giles A > Z

    Things to do… Giles A > Z   Giles County offers a multitude of things to do and places to see. We have something to suit the needs of everyone. Giles County does have an extensive option of outdoor activities: floating on the New River....

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    10 Must-Do Adventures in Southwest Virginia

    Southwest Virginia was once dominated by the coal industry. Mining in the region peaked in the late 1990s, but has been on the decline since. The slow disappearance of the once-dominant industry has given way to something that people might not expect...

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    Exploring the Waterfalls of Southwest Virginia

    The peaks and valleys of Southwest Virginia embrace the Blue Ridge, Allegheny, and Cumberland mountains in the Appalachian chain, offering numerous opportunities to experience the beautiful sight of waterfalls. Many lie close to the road, allowing ea...