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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Nov 21 2022

Bald Eagle Release November 2022

Bald Eagle Release November 2022 On October 14th, 2022 Giles County Animal Control picked up a grounded adult Bald Eagle in Dublin.  The eagle was transported to the SW Virginia Wildlife Center in Roanoke, Virginia where it was stabilized and assessed for injuries.  It was determined the eagle had a small corneal ulcer in its left eye and had lead in...

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Coyote Bounty Notice

Coyote Bounty Notice The Giles County Board of Supervisors voted for the continuance of the coyote bounty for Fiscal Year 2023 with a total budgeted amount of $2,500. The bounty will be paid until these funds have been expended.  You can find the required landowner’s statement as well as a copy of the coyote bounty ordinance on the Animal Control page...

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October 11-12 | Virginia Mortgage Relief Program Hosts Application Assistance in Roanoke and Montgomery Counties

Virginia Mortgage Relief Program Hosts Application Assistance Outreach Event Program Staff Onsite in Roanoke and Montgomery Counties   The Virginia Mortgage Relief Program, or VMRP, was established through the 2021 American Rescue Plan to address mortgage and other qualified home ownership-related delinquencies to avoid default, foreclosure, or displacement due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   VMRP will be in Roanoke and Montgomery Counties: Location:     The Villages at...

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Aug 21 2022

Take it Easy & Enjoy Virginia’s Mountain Playground

Take it Easy & Enjoy Virginia’s Mountain Playground   All attractions and locations listed in this post are well suited for a low-impact, high enjoyment trip to Giles.   You work hard, you do good things, you deserve to rest and relax in Virginia’s Mountain Playground. Read on for a perfectly packaged trip to Giles County, Virginia. Day 1:   Traveling through Giles on your arrival, you...

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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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Study Participation Notice

Hello Giles County! My name is Marti Wagnon (formerly Williams), and I'm a lifelong Giles County resident currently working on my PhD at Virginia Tech. I am looking for any Giles County resident who would be willing to participate in a 1-hour interview to discuss their experiences with internet/broadband within the county. Details are in the flyer below.   If you are...

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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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