SUP people on New River at Castle Rock
Jun 13 2018

June is National Outdoors Month

June is National Outdoors Month   Giles County, VA- Giles County, Virginia’s Mountain Playground™ will, along with communities and officials across America, celebrate the great outdoors for the entire month of June. June is recognized as Great Outdoors Month. You are encouraged to take advantage of the resources available in Giles to enjoy the great outdoors. You can choose any one of...

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Jun 12 2018

Walkers in Newport

Walkers in Newport   It's Outdoors Month and what better way to take advantage of the great outdoors than by enjoying a stroll along one of our back roads or through one of the many public parks in Giles! Friends also make those walks enjoyable! Did you know we have multiple walking groups in Giles? The Walkers in Newport share a weekly...

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Boat landing in Giles County, Virginia
Jun 11 2018

Improving New River access points in Giles County | WDBJ7

Improving New River access points in Giles County GILES COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) The New River is a popular spot for people in Giles County. Now, officials are taking steps to make it easier for boats to come and go. "I love the outdoors, I really love being on the water," Randy Fuqua said, admiring the scene around him.   Fuqua and Austin Cunningham took a...

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Jun 11 2018

Giles County Scavenger Hunt Back By Popular Demand

Giles County Scavenger Hunt Back By Popular Demand   Giles County, VA- Chances are you’ve hiked and taken a picture at Cascade Falls in Pembroke, Virginia. Many of you have also enjoyed a meal at The Palisades Restaurant in the Village of Eggleston. The entire month of July you are encouraged to ‘Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard’ and to participate...

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Governor Northam Reports Virginia Tourism Revenues Reached $25 Billion in 2017

Governor Northam Reports Virginia Tourism Revenues Reached $25 Billion in 2017   ~ Statewide data shows increase of 4.4% compared to 2016 ~    RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam announced recently that Virginia’s tourism revenues reached $25 billion in 2017, a 4.4 percent increase over 2016. In 2017, tourism in Virginia supported 232,000 jobs—an increase of 1.1 percent compared to 2016. The tourism industry also...

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owners of JBR standing in vineyard
May 23 2018

JBR Vineyards & Winery to Host Grand Opening Ceremony

May 30 | JBR Vineyards & Winery to Host Grand Opening Ceremony Giles County, VA- Tucked in the mountains of Giles County, JBR Vineyards & Winery has been developing their grape vines since 2006. The first bottle of Giles County wine was sold on May 28, 2015. Two varieties of classic wine grapes (vitis vinifera) are exclusively grown: Pinot Noir for...

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May 16 2018

Jun 10 | Mountain Lake Lodge Presents Bluegrass & Old Time Concert for MoMH

Mountain Lake Lodge Presents Bluegrass and Old Time Concert for Homecoming   (Pembroke, VA): Hard driving traditional bluegrass group Jeff Brown and Still Lonesome will bring their high lonesome sound to the Mountain Lake Lodge, 115 Hotel Circle, in Pembroke on Sunday, June 10 at 7 p.m. They will be joined by rousing old-time hillbilly favorites, the Cabin Creek Boys. This outdoor...

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Raft Hotline Volunteer Training Opporunity

The Raft Crisis Hotline is seeking community members to join our volunteer team!   Raft Hotline volunteers provide over-the-phone suicide and crisis intervention, empathy and support, mental health and substance abuse information, and referrals to people in the New River Valley. Training includes lectures, discussions, role plays, Mental Health First Aid certification, listening shifts, and supervised shifts   Contact hotline manager Sheree Shirley at...

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SWVA Free Biscuit Friday

Friends Of Southwest Virginia Celebrates National Travel & Tourism Week With Final ‘Spring Break Blitz’ Presentation & Launch Of Free Biscuit Friday At Heartwood ABINGDON, VA – Friends of Southwest Virginia, a regional community and economic development organization focused on the creative economy, will celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week on Friday, May 11 with the finale to their Spring Break...

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