Sep 25 2017

The New River 500 Fall Free For All Event at Kairos Resort

The New River 500 Fall Free For All Event at Kairos Resort   Giles County, VA- The Fall New River 500, also known as the Fall-Free-for-All, will be held at Kairos Wilderness Resort in Giles County, October 7th and 8th. The event will encompass over 500 kilometers of riding per day. Depending on your route choice, riders will experience between 150-160 miles...

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Sep 25 2017

Muddy ACCE Race 2017 Receives Donation of $411,000

Giles County Muddy ACCE Race 2017 Receives Donation of $411,000   This past Saturday, the 2017 Giles County Muddy ACCE Race was declared a resounding success. The Muddy ACCE Race (MAR), which is only in its’ second year, is the principal fund raising event for the Giles County ACCE Program (Access to Community College Education). Saturday, MAR raised a significant amount of...

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‘Round the Mountain Announces New Juried Artisans

'Round the Mountain Announces New Juried Artisans Abingdon, Va. - 'Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Network has announced results from the September 12, 2017 jury session. A total of 11 artisans from throughout Southwest Virginia were accepted in 'Round the Mountain's most recent session. Those artisans include: Jamee Gillespie (Chilhowie, VA), Jessica Bier (Pound, VA), Nancy Brooks (Tazewell, VA), Mark Cox (Floyd,...

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Events for the rest of September in Giles County

Events for the rest of September in Giles County Find information on our Events Calendar or click on our Events tab on Facebook.   SEP 21 Fri 4:30-8:30 PM Pearisburg Community Market | Music at the Market   SEP 22 Fri 6:30 PM The Palisades Restaurant | American Roots   SEP 23 Sat 10 AM Cornerstone Pentecostal Holiness Church | Exercise Your Faith 5k Run-Walk   SEP 23 Sat...

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Sep 01 2017

Motorcycle Adventures in Southwest Virginia

Sturgis, South Dakota, is what pops into most people’s minds when they think of motorcycle adventures. While this rip roaring party of a motorcycle rally is perhaps the most iconic, it hardly speaks for the lot of ‘em—there are a variety of places and ways to embark on a motorcycle adventure across our grand country. If you’re on the hunt for...

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Petco Foundation Invests in The Giles County Animal Shelter’s Lifesaving Work

Petco Foundation Invests in The Giles County Animal Shelter’s Lifesaving Work $17,500 investment will extend efforts to help pets and people in Giles County live their best lives   Pearisburg, VA (August 4, 2017): The Giles County Animal Shelter has been awarded a $17,500 investment from the Petco Foundation to support its lifesaving work.   “We are delighted that Petco has chosen to partner with...

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Aug 10 2017

Register Today for the Muddy ACCE Race

Sept 16 | Register Today for the Muddy ACCE Race   The 2017 Muddy ACCE Race is drawing near! The event promises something for everyone, from family fun to the fiercest competitors. Register as a team or an individual participant today for the September 16th event at www.muddyaccerace.com. The Glen Lyn Town Park in Giles County, Virginia will be transformed into a 5K...

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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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Aug 01 2017

Exploring the Lakes, Creeks, and Rivers of Southwest Virginia

Tucked into the rolling mountains of Southwest Virginia are miles of sparkling lakes, creeks, and rivers waiting to be explored. Load your boat, stock the tackle box, and paddle your way across the state with our guide to Southwest Virginia’s most memorable adventures on the water. Flatwater and Fishing Fishing at Smith Mountain Lake, a tranquil setting that includes 500 miles of...

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Persons Impersonating Animal Control Officers

Persons Impersonating Animal Control Officers During the last month there were at least 4 instances where one or two men posed as Giles County Animal Control Officers and attempted to confiscate dogs in Pearisburg.  The men were driving either a light grey/silver Ford F150 Pickup or a white Chevy 1500 Series pickup and not in uniform.  The men were professionally dressed,...

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