Cascades to reopen 5/23

The Cascades recreational area will reopen tomorrow, Saturday, May 23rd. Due to recent weather, the lower trail may be blocked due to washout. Please be mindful of safety and any posted instruction. Have a safe & nice Memorial Day weekend. [caption id="attachment_24768" align="alignnone" width="1024"] The Cascades are a must-visit spot for waterfall lovers in Southwest Virginia.[/caption]...

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covered bridge in spring in Newport
May 03 2020

Giles County Celebrates the Spirit of Travel

Giles County Celebrates the Spirit of Travel for National Travel & Tourism Week ~Giles to highlight the resiliency and power of tourism May 3-9~   Giles County, Virginia– Beginning May 3, Giles will celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week with a number of offerings that honor the spirit of travel in recognition of the industry’s strength, selflessness and resiliency, even in the face of...

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American Red Cross and Giles High School Host Blood Drive

American Red Cross and Giles High School Host Blood Drive   The American Red Cross and Giles High School are partnering together for a community wide blood drive. The drive will be April 16, from 1pm -6pm in the high school gym.   The effort now is to maintain the blood supply for those in need. Appointments can be made at www.redcrossblood.org and appointments...

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Aug 01 2017

Hollow and Home: A History of Self and Place

Hollow and Home: A History of Self and Place Fred Carlisle's book, "Hollow and Home: A History of Self and Place", set to be released August 1,2017, explores the ways the primary places in our lives shape the individuals we become and how vibrant, supportive communities can form in unexpected places. "Clover Hollow and Newport did far more than simply accept me," Carlisle...

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Jul 14 2017

September 16-Art on the Lawn

September 16-Art on the Lawn Dear patron of the arts,       In Virginia Living Magazine's "BEST OF" issue, released in June, Art on the Lawn was named the BEST ART EVENT in its Southwestern Virginia region.  This is the 6th year in a row that Art on the Lawn has placed in its TOP THREE.  The success of Art on the Lawn is due in part to people...

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July is National Hotdog Month

July is National Hot Dog Month   Who knew that July is National Hot Dog Month? We certainly didn't for awhile, but now we do and we're letting everyone know! Whether you like naked dogs, chili dogs, or more condiments on your hot dog than actual hot dog, you'll be happy to know that Giles County has more places to satisfy your hot...

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Jun 24 2017

July 15-Mountain Lake Biological Station Open House

July 15-Mountain Lake Biological Station Open House Mountain Lake Biological Station will hold its annual open house on July 15th from 1:30-5:00pm.This family-friend event is a unique opportunity to meet MLBS biologists, explore historic facilities and hiking trails, learn first hand about Station research, and understand how this research advances science and benefits the natural world. Come experience open labs, exhibits,...

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Jun 23 2017

July 1-Fireworks Celebration

July 1-Fireworks Celebration Come out to Mountain Lake Lodge on July 1 for our Fireworks Celebration! Sit back, relax and enjoy a fireworks show like no other, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Before the show, starting at 5:3opm, is live music by Eric Gress and an outdoor all you can eat buffet! See you there!...

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Jun 23 2017

July 17- Bridge Closing

July 17- Bridge Closing (Rte. 730) In order to make necessary bridge repairs, Rte. 730 in Giles County will be closed to thru traffic beginning the morning of July 17 at 8:00am till late afternoon of August 17. The section to be closed is 0.85 miles from Route 622 and 1.25 Miles from Route 663. If you have any questions, you may...

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Oct 1st- Tour de Wolf Creek

October 1st- Tour de Wolf Creek A cycling event that spans from Narrows, VA to East River Mountain near Bluefield, WV! On Saturday, October 1st starting at noon at Ragsdale Field in Narrows, VA is the scenic Tour de Wolf Creek! You can ride as much or as little of the 53-mile course as you wish. This event helps support glasses...

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