boat landing on New River with people in canoes
Mar 16 2020

POSTPONED Recreation Economy for Rural Communities in Giles County and Pembroke, VA | Workshop Invitation

Due to the developing situation and fact that many of our state and federal partners and their agencies now have travel restrictions through the end of the month, we have found it prudent to postpone our Recreation Economy for Rural Communities workshops, scheduled for March 25-27. We very much look forward to hosting this workshop series and working with local,...

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exterior of brick building, The Palisades
Mar 02 2020

The Palisades Restaurant | “Escape to The Palisades Restaurant”

The Palisades Restaurant | “Escape to The Palisades Restaurant”   Written & Submitted by Justin Smith   There is nothing more enjoyable than eating a good meal. Well, at least I think that. Having grown up in Giles County my whole life, I’ve seen restaurants come and go, but I have never seen something like The Palisades Restaurant and how it has changed the...

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Folk Art | From Newport & Beyond

Folk Art | From Newport & Beyond   This post is from our friend Doug Martin and the Walkers of Newport   Local artistic talent is prevalent throughout the hills and hollows of Newport.  The creativity is often mind boggling yet there is that country culture that downplays the genius that is often on display.  There is a local modesty or reticence that requires...

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Feb 19 2020

Assistant Innkeeper | Part Time

Assistant Innkeeper/Part Time Summary: The assistant innkeeper supports the innkeepers/proprietors in managing the inn in a calm, professional and gracious manner, creating an atmosphere of comfort, mixed with fun, unique, and memorable experiences through attentive, gracious hospitality. The assistant Innkeeper implements the finest hospitality for Inn at Riverbend guests when the owners are absent, and works with the owners at doing the same...

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Feb 09 2020

Scoops Arcade, A Nostalgic Experience in Giles County

Scoops Arcade | A Nostalgic Experience in Giles County Written by Justin Smith I have always appreciated the small things in life. Things or experiences that are soothing to the heart. Here in Giles, the little things mean more to me. After visiting the local business, Scoops Arcade, I sure do admire the people more here and their loyalty for their county.   Scoops...

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natural waterfall Cascades
Feb 03 2020

Why It’s an Essential Place to go in Giles County

The Cascades | “Why It’s an Essential Place to go in Giles County” Written by Justin Smith   Giles County is known for its beautiful landscape, small-town vibes, and friendly welcoming of people. You can probably assume that all three of those claims is the reason why the Cascades is beloved, but I am here to explain why it is an essential place...

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The Crooked Road | Executive Director

The Crooked Road | Executive Director The Crooked Road seeks an Executive Director to be a creative place-maker, executive and leader to bring a spirit of excitement, sparking our mission of economic development through traditional music and tourism initiatives. The ideal candidate will build consensus, deftly fundraise and reliably manage finances and people, working with local governments, tourism agencies, musicians and funders to boost the creative economy over...

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Art Retreat at Inn at Riverbend

From our friends at the Inn at Riverbend:   Art Retreat at Inn at Riverbend   Our bed and breakfast proudly announces a weekend retreat to surround you in the majestic beauty of the New River Valley in luxurious accommodations while learning an exciting watercolor technique from a gifted and award winning artist – Jessica Pace-Berkeley.  Jesi is currently teaching at Virginia Polytechnic University’s...

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Nov 13 2019

A Noble Effort | “A Noble Porterfield Story”

Even though we are past Veterans Day- this story, among so many others help shape the story of Giles. We are grateful for the service men and women from our communities. Thank you to Doug Martin and the Walkers of Newport for sharing this story with us.  A Noble Effort | "A Noble Porterfield Story" It is appropriate to recognize veterans in...

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men in mud at Muddy ACCE Race
Nov 07 2019

NACo | Fork in the river challenges county’s economic future

Fork in the river challenges county’s economic future Article from NACo County News.  By Charlie Ban   Oct. 28, 2019 [caption id="attachment_26726" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Muddy ACCE Race participants help each other, and thanks to their entry fees, Giles County, Va. students. Photo by Alisa Moody for Giles County Tourism[/caption] Giles County, Va.’s defining characteristic is the New River, which flows for 37 miles through this part of...

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