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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Apr 12 2019

Multiple Positions at The Palisades Restaurant

Located just 20 minutes from most points in Blacksburg, The Palisades Restaurant, voted Best Restaurant in Southwest Virginia by readers of Virginia Living Magazine from 2012 – 2017, is currently preparing for our busy season and hiring the following positions: ServerSous ChefLine CookPastry Cook Ideal candidates will have the energy and enthusiasm to join a team in a high-volume, fast-paced environment. We...

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friends at Mill Creek
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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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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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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Motorcross man at Kairos Wilderness Resort
Sep 16 2018

Oct 19-21 | The New River 500 Event Returns at Kairos

[caption id="attachment_25302" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo by: Sam Dean[/caption] The New River 500 Event Returns at Kairos in Giles County, Virginia   Giles County, VA- The New River 500 will be held October 19-21 at Kairos Resort in Giles County, Virginia and encompass over 500 kilometers of riding. This event is an all-inclusive dual sport adventurer’s dream. A multiple day opportunity to ride, socialize,...

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Aug 09 2018

Aug 21 | LOVE Sculpture Unveiling

‘LOVE’ Sculpture Completed in Pearisburg   Giles County, VA- The story begins during the 2017 Giles Summer Feeding Program. The story continues through the 2017-2018 school year. The story is about to make its permanent mark on the landscape of Giles County. On August 21 at 2pm a brand new LOVE sculpture will be unveiled in Pearisburg with special guests and a...

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Jul 31 2018

Pembroke receives RALLY Grant

Town of Pembroke receives Rally Grant   If you happen to drive by the Pembroke Town Hall you can’t help but notice the new art display on the front of the building. It was made possible by the RALLY Southwest Virginia Grant. Several local Pembroke residents were involved in pulling it all together.     The drift wood in the fishing hole and the canoe...

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Rally Southwest Virginia Arrives in Narrows

Rally Southwest Virginia Arrives in Narrows   Giles County, VA- Rally Southwest Virginia is building community leadership capacity and reinforcing collaborative communities across the region of Southwest Virginia. The region consisting of 19 counties from Giles to the far southwest counties in Virginia, has embraced this program and others to find creative outlets for suppressed economies and the revitalization for downtown areas.   The...

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Official Southwest Virginia Branding And Tourism Region Announced

Official Southwest Virginia Branding And Tourism Region Announced October 19, 2016 ABINGDON, VA – Yesterday, the efforts of many became a reality as the Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation unveiled the new branding for Southwest Virginia. Delegate Terry G. Kilgore and Bill Shelton of the Department of Housing and Community Development spoke about the hard work that has been put in since 2003...

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