Mountain Lake Lodge Brewridge Festival to Become an Affiliated Festival of The Crooked Road

Tourist in Your Own Backyard + Event + Breaking News   Mountain Lake Lodge Brewridge Festival to Become an  Affiliated Festival of The Crooked Road   As shared by our friends at The Crooked Road.    Mountain Lake Lodge in Pembroke, Virginia, will celebrate its 10th annual Brewridge Festival as a newly designated Affiliated Festival of The Crooked Road.  This music and craft brewery-tasting event takes...

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Giles County Elementary Schools

Tourist in Your Own Backyard Spotlight: Giles County Elementary Schools By Tracy Ferguson   Giles County has 3 elementary schools, which matriculate into our two high schools. Macy McClaugherty Elementary Middle School and Eastern Elementary Middle School feed into Giles High School, while students from Narrows Elementary Middle School go on to attend Narrows High School. Our elementary/middle schools house preschoolers through seventh graders...

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Giles Historical Society & Museum Announces Expansion

Tourist in Your Own Backyard Giles Historical Society & Museum Announces Expansion Giles County, VA- The Fall Board meeting of the Giles County Historical Society marked another moment in history for the local museum and the Giles County community. The Board approved the funds to design and construct a new building on the grounds of the museum complex located at 208 North...

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LOVEWork at Mill Pond in Narrows

Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard LOVEWork at Mill Pond in Narrows As shared by Jo Martin from the Narrows Now Community Coalition & seen in the 5/10/17 Virginian Leader. Shown at the recent unveiling of the Virginia Tourism Corporation LOVEworks on the banks of Wolf Creek at the Mill (Duck) Pond in Narrows, VA are Narrows Public Works Director & Zoning...

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May 11 2017

Crooked Road Publishes Mountains of Music Homecoming Guide

  Crooked Road Publishes Mountains of Music Homecoming Guide   The Crooked Road has published the Official Guide to the third annual Mountains of Music Homecoming. The Guide includes details on 25 Crooked Road concerts and over 100 cultural events taking place across Southwest Virginia during the nine days of the Homecoming, June 9-17. The Guide is rich with information helpful to travelers hoping...

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Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan Available for Public Comment

For Immediate Release May 10, 2017   Contact Christy Straight, Regional Planner II New River Valley Regional Commission Phone: 540.639.9313 E-mail: cstraight@nrvrc.org http://nrvrc.org/hazardmitigation/ Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan Available for Public Comment   Radford, VA – The draft New River Valley Hazard Mitigation Plan is available for public comment. A series of open houses will be held throughout the New River Valley to encourage citizen involvement in the plan. In Giles County,...

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GearHead Moto Tours

Backyard Tourist Spotlight GearHead Moto Tours Today we take a ride on the adventurous side with GearHead Moto Tours, the motorcycle touring company based in Pearisburg, Giles County, Virginia. GearHead Junction & GearHead Moto Tours are owned and operated by Terry Rafferty. May 2017 is special for many reasons, but mainly because GearHead turns 1! Happy Birthday GearHeads… GearHead Moto Tours’s primary purpose...

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Kairos Motorsport Weekend

Backyard Tourist Spotlight Kairos to Host Motorsport Weekend May 12-14 Giles County, VA- The newest tourism destination property in Giles County, is hosting their first Motorsport Weekend, May 12-14. Kairos Wilderness Resort, home to the recent New River 500, is a 1,500 acre mountain top property in the western part of Giles County and eastern part of Mercer County, West Virginia. A...

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Pearisburg Junior Woman’s Club

Backyard Tourist Spotlight Pearisburg Junior Woman’s Club   We thought we’d take a moment to also celebrate and share about some of the civic groups in Giles County. As you explore and act as a tourist in your own backyard this month, perhaps you’d like to join a group that is improving and supporting communities through engagement. Each Sunday we will share a...

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