Dec 21 2022

A Message from Mountain Lake Lodge

A Message from Mountain Lake Lodge Last week we woke to terrible news – the passing of Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss. Mountain Lake Lodge (also known as Kellerman’s Mountain House) was richly blessed to have had our lives touched by tWitch and his lovely wife, Allison, last year when The Real Dirty Dancing, a celebrity reality dance competition, was filmed here. The filming...

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Man, dog, and young boy in canoe on water
Aug 08 2022

Pets welcome in Virginia’s Mountain Playground

Pets welcome in Virginia’s Mountain Playground All locations and attractions mentioned are welcoming of pets on your visit…   Traveling with your best friends or man’s best friend, Giles is ready to welcome you to Virginia’s Mountain Playground. From a place to stay, things to do, and adventures to have- Giles is a pet friendly destination. Read on for a two-day suggested trip...

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canoes as seen from above on the New River
Jul 25 2022

Family Time is time well spent in Virginia’s Mountain Playground

Family Time is time well spent in Virginia’s Mountain Playground   All items and locations are perfect to add to your trip with your family, large or small, to Giles   Close knit group or large family gathering- read on for trip inspiration and plan to come to Giles. There’s always so much to consider when planning a family get-away. With Giles’ easy to...

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Jul 15 2022

The Town of Narrows appointed Terry Nicholson as Town Manager

The Town of Narrows appointed Terry Nicholson as Town Manager at their Town Council meeting on Monday, July 11, 2022.  In this role, Mr. Nicholson will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Town government, implementing policies and priorities set by the elected officials on Town Council.  Mr. Nicholson is currently the chair of the Narrows Planning Commission, having...

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Jul 12 2022

CodeRED Giles County

Giles County Sheriff’s Department in conjunction with Giles County Administration introduced the CodeRed Emergency Notification System to the citizens of Giles County 13 years ago. This notification system has proven to be a successful tool in notifying citizens of emergency situations affecting the area in which they live such as potential flooding, power outages, unsafe emergency situations, and emergency situations...

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Castle Rock Golf Course, Pembroke, VA
Jun 23 2022

Castle Rock Golf and Recreation | Virginia’s Mountain Playground

Castle Rock Golf and Recreation | Virginia's Mountain Playground   [embed]https://youtu.be/jc4MJ1DhKRg[/embed]   Castle Rock Golf and Recreation is located in the quiet town of Pembroke overlooking the New River and its’ namesake “Castle Rock”, in Giles County. The views from the course are of breathtaking vistas of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains and no matter what season you decide to play, you will be...

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Giles County is now a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™

Giles County is now a member of NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™  initiative. The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador initiative is an effort to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving the nation’s readiness against extreme weather, water, and climate events. As a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, our community is committing to work with NOAA and other Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather.   [caption...

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DECLARATION OF LOCAL EMERGENCY DUE TO DROUGHT CONDITIONS

    Media Release       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  December 20, 2021   GILES COUNTY DECLARATION OF LOCAL EMERGENCY DUE TO DROUGHT CONDITIONS   CONTACT:  Jon Butler, Emergency Services Coordinator   PHONE:                     540-921-2525   EMAIL:                     jbutler@gilescounty.org   FAX:              540-921-1329     Giles County has declared a Local Emergency and issued a ban on all outdoor burning and open fires effective immediately due to drought conditions that have resulted in fire hazard conditions that create extreme fire danger....

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Mill Creek Falls
Sep 17 2021

Mill Creek | More than just a creek…

Let’s talk about Narrows…   A little, rural town of a less than 2,000 residents, Narrows, Virginia is quite possibly the epi-center of easy-to-access, family friendly outdoor adventures. We’ll walk you through some prime examples of how to spend some time basking in the great outdoors…   We start at Mill Creek Nature Park. Truthfully you could spend all day at Mill Creek Nature...

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Giles County Trail Center Concept

Giles County Trail Center Concept Original Post from NRVRC Updates   The New River Valley Regional Commission is excited to partner with Friends of Southwest Virginia and Giles County on the development of a new River/Trail Center.  The project will break ground this Fall on the grounds of historic Mountain Lake property.  The Center is anticipated to serve as a nucleus for information...

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