Jun 23 2016

Summer in the Mountains

Summer in the Mountains Mountain Lake Lodge has made themselves ready for the summer! They are jam packed with activities and packages perfect for a family, weekend getaway. Recreation and Activities at Mountain Lake  Mountain Lake Lodge offers a diverse number of activities for all ages and energy levels. The choices range from relaxing nature walks, challenging treetop adventures courses, all the way...

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LoCo Arts Summer Camp Registration Open!

LoCo Arts Summer Camp Registration is Open This year LoCo (Local Community) Arts has a great assortment of summer camps for children and youth of all ages. Scholarships are available for most offerings. Camp offerings are listed below, or click here for details. Contact 540-544-3907 or tacie@loco-arts.org to learn more. You can register a child using the form below or online. LoCo Arts 2016 Summer Camp Registration Upcoming camp.. Appalachian...

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JBR Vineyard shares an update

JBR Vineyard shares an update Our friends at JBR Vineyards, here in Giles County have been hard at work expanding their growing vineyard. You can learn more about the vineyard on their Facebook page. [caption id="attachment_22365" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Jessee Ring works to clear land at his vineyard in Giles County to expand their growing vineyard.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_22366" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Others joined in to...

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Jun 14 2016

Giles to celebrate river trail tourism initiative

Giles to celebrate river trail tourism initiative Originally published in the Roanoke Times, June 2016 By Tonia Moxley tonia.moxley@roanoke.com 381-1675 Civil War, birding and wildlife, crooked road, coal heritage: To the growing list of Virginia’s heritage trails, add Giles County’s New River Water Trail. On Monday the county will celebrate the initiative at the trail’s newest river access point, the Ripplemead boat landing. Officials will...

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JBR Vineyards realizes fruits of many years’ labors

JBR Vineyards realizes fruits of many years' labors Originally published by the Roanoke Times, May 2016 The third time was the charm when Narrows native Jesse Ring set out more than a decade ago to plant grapes in Giles County. The first trial planting of 100 vines in 2003, while Ring was still living in California, failed to grow. A second planting...

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Jun 06 2016

Riverside communities can thrive even more from waterways

Riverside communities can thrive even more from waterways Originally posted by WDBJ7 on June 3, 2016 GILES CO., Va. (WDBJ7) River business is booming in many of our hometowns. But it takes the right flow to benefit big. As people there know, it only takes a river to draw a crowd in the summer time. But it takes the right businesses to benefit nearby towns. "People are generally...

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May 16 2016

Our view: Giles remakes itself into a tourism destination

Our view: Giles remakes itself into a tourism destination Originally published in Sunday, May 15, 2016 Roanoke Times Posted: Sunday, May 15, 2016 2:15 am The Roanoke Times Question: What locality in Southwest Virginia has shown the biggest increase in tourism spending within its borders? Answer: Giles County. If you’re asking yourself, “What’s in Giles County?,” then read on, because what Giles County has done to...

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Animal Shelter Closing

The Animal Shelter will be closed from May 18th – 24th. Please also note that for information regarding owner pick-ups and owner surrenders please call the Giles County Sheriff’s Office at 540.921.3842....

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Apr 28 2016

Giles County to be featured at the Moss Arts Center

May 19-July 3 Giles County to be featured at the Moss Arts Center Original article posted by Virginia Tech News: http://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2016/04/cfa-youngartists16.html    See the beautiful landscape of Giles County, Virginia, through the eyes of the county’s young artists during the new exhibition, “Young Artists: Home.” Presented by the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, the exhibition features a collection of elementary and middle...

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Apr 27 2016

Narrows Gift Shop Mother’s Day Special

Narrows Gift Shop Mother's Day Special NARROWS GIFT SHOP HAS A SPECIAL FOR ALL MOMS and LIKE-A-MOMS~   SURPRISE! "A Surprise for Mom” Drawing Register your Mom at Narrows Gift Shop for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to NGS. $1 donation to register. Multiple registrations allowed. Drawing to be held Friday, May 6. (And we'll throw in a Mother's Day card and phone call to let the...

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