Backyard Tourist Spotlight on Mill Creek Nature Park

Backyard Tourist Spotlight on Mill Creek Nature Park [caption id="attachment_24387" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo by Billy Bowling.[/caption] Mill Creek Nature Park, located at the end of Northview Street, in Narrows, Giles County, Virginia is a top secret, awesome mountain biking, hiking, fishing, town owned park in the New River Valley. Although now the secret is out!   This 145 acre mountain property is managed by...

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18 Picnic Locations For 2018

18 Picnic Locations For 2018 Need something new to do with the family? As summer continues, take a day to go out & enjoy a picnic together. A picnic would also be a great way to spend time with friends or to have a date. All your picnic necessities can be conveniently found locally at independently owned grocery stores, Grants or...

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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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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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Incite safety in the New River Valley by supporting Healthy Relationships Week at Giles and Narrows High Schools

Incite safety in the New River Valley by supporting Healthy Relationships Week at Giles and Narrows High Schools   Community members in Giles County can positively impact the lives of Giles teens by working together to create a community free of sexual and domestic violence during Healthy Relationships Weeks for Giles High School, from January 22- January 26, and for Narrows High...

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Conceptual rendering of possible improvements to the downtown in Narrows.
Jan 17 2018

Downtown Narrows | Grant Award & Recommendation

Downtown Narrows | Grant Award & Recommendation   The Town of Narrows is excited to receive a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) – Competitive Grant Award for Business District Revitalization in the amount of $699,346. This grant is the result of many months of planning and community input. A volunteer team of local citizens worked with the NRV Regional Commission to develop...

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$2.149 Million in Community Development Block Grants

Governor McAuliffe Announces $2.149 Million in Community Development Block Grants   RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced $2,149,346 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for four projects in Virginia. This funding will support projects that improve sewer infrastructure and foster economic development in localities across the Commonwealth.   “This program has long been providing funding for projects that improve the quality of life...

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$3,142,588 in Appalachian Regional Commission Grants

Governor McAuliffe Announces $3,142,588 in Appalachian Regional Commission Grants   ~Grants help create hundreds of jobs, expand health care, and diversify economy in Appalachian Region~   RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced he is recommending $3,142,588 in Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grants for ten projects in the Appalachian Region of Virginia, which encompasses 25 counties and eight independent cities in Southwest Virginia. ARC will...

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Holiday lights on tree
Nov 09 2017

Giles Holiday Events & Festivities

Giles Holiday Events & Festivities   The following is a list of community activities happening throughout December, this holiday season: December 1-3 | Christmas with the Johnstons at the Giles County Historical Society December 1 - 5:30-8:30pm -Enjoy the beauty of the Andrew Johnston House by candlelight -Bonfire in front yard with hot apple cider served to visitors -Enjoy fresh, homemade treats in Mrs. Johnston's Kitchen -Museum &...

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Narrows Completes RALLY Southwest Virginia Project

Narrows Completes RALLY Southwest Virginia Project  === UPDATE: Images from the October 28th presentation at the Narrows Fall Festival [caption id="attachment_24972" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The group at Narrows Fall Festival sharing about the Narrows RALLY Project[/caption] [caption id="attachment_24973" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Part of the RALLY project enhanced available business space with recreational photos. Here are the contest winners[/caption] [caption id="attachment_24974" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The $3,000 mini-grant check presentation from...

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