Apr 20 2019

Giles Community Film Screening Night

Giles County is Virginia’s Mountain Playground™. It is also the place to play, stay, love, and enjoy and that is just what will be showcased at the second Giles Community Film Screening Night on April 26th. Many film and productions crews have found Giles to be a special place to work including feature films like Dirty Dancing, and Wish You...

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Mar 30 2019

Dog Day Afternoon-A Mill Creek Adventure

By: Teresa Fletcher My friend Melanie has an awesome dog named Sparky. Like most dogs, Sparky likes to go for walks with Melanie and since I like to go for walks also, we decided to go to Mill Creek and take a walk together. Getting to Mill Creek is relatively easy, which is one of the many reasons that it’s one...

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Mar 04 2019

Introducing Will Jones

Will Jones is a recent Virginia Tech graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Economic Management. He is interested in international and domestic economic development, particularly regarding rural areas, agriculture, and food security. In his free time, Will enjoys exploring local recreational opportunities, including hiking, cycling, climbing, and camping. After completing his studies at Virginia Tech in December 2018,...

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Friends of SWVA to Host 2nd Annual Spring Break Blitz, Hold 21 Public Orientations

ABINGDON, VA – Friends of Southwest Virginia and ‘Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Network announced today their 2nd Annual “Spring Break Blitz” to be held during the first two weeks in March. 21 public meetings throughout Southwest Virginia will take place March 1st - March 13th to orient communities to the services and programs of the organization.    Friends of Southwest Virginia represents 19 counties,...

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Feb 20 2019

New River 500 Event Returns to Kairos Resort

Photo by: Sam Dean The New River 500 Event Returns at Kairos Resort in Giles County, Virginia Giles County, VA - The New River 500, is back; brought to you by Kairos, Loud N Clear Car Stereo and Customs, and GearHead Moto Tours. The New River 500 will be held May 3 through 5, 2019 in Giles County, Virginia and it encompasses over 500 kilometers of dual-sport riding. Depending on route and lunch destinations...

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Feb 19 2019

Professional Development Workshop for Musicians Offered

Abingdon, Virginia – The Crooked Road (TCR) is offering a Professional Development Workshop for Musicianson Saturday, March 16th from 10:30 am - 4:00 pm at Heartwood in Abingdon, VA. The workshop will serve 24 musicians from Southwest Virginia*, ages 16 and older, who are in the beginning to intermediate stages of their careers. Participants will gain a heightened awareness of...

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Seasons Greeting!

Seasons Greetings! May your holidays be merry & bright!  We look forward to seeing you in #GilesCoVA for a new year full of fun, adventure, love, & laughter. Virginia's Mountain Playground | A place to play, stay, love, & enjoy...

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Dec 04 2018

Dec 8 | Newport Village Christmas Market Held Saturday

Newport Village Christmas Market Held Saturday, December 8   Newport, VA – Make plans to attend the first Newport Village Christmas Market on Saturday, December 8 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.!   The Christmas Market will take place at the Newport Community Center, 434 Blue Grass Trail, in Newport. Shop artisan and handmade gifts throughout the day and don’t miss a donation-based holiday...

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Nov 18 2018

The Crooked Road Opens Cultural Event Applications for the 2019 Mountains of Music Homecoming

The Crooked Road Opens Cultural Event Applications for the 2019 Mountains of Music Homecoming Nine Extraordinary Days of Concerts and Cultural Events Along The Crooked Road   Abingdon, VA:   The Crooked Road has opened the application period for Cultural Events for the 5th  annual Mountains of Music Homecoming, June 7-15, 2019.  Cultural and civic organizations, colleges, churches, businesses, and individuals are encouraged to submit applications...

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Nov 16 2018

Nov 17 | Community Film Project Volunteer Information Session

Community Film Project Volunteer Information Session   Last chance to get in this season on our Community Film Project! We welcome all interested volunteers to attend our Saturday, Nov 17th training at 9am at Castle Rock Golf Club, at the 19th Hole. Come learn all about the project, get all the details you need, and learn how you can be part of...

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