boat landing on New River with people in canoes
Mar 16 2020

POSTPONED Recreation Economy for Rural Communities in Giles County and Pembroke, VA | Workshop Invitation

Due to the developing situation and fact that many of our state and federal partners and their agencies now have travel restrictions through the end of the month, we have found it prudent to postpone our Recreation Economy for Rural Communities workshops, scheduled for March 25-27. We very much look forward to hosting this workshop series and working with local,...

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Informational Resources for COVID-19

Giles County will adhere to the protocols and advice provided by our local health department and the CDC should it reach Southwest, Va. Please do your part to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases to include hand washing, covering our coughs and sneezes, and staying at home when you are ill....

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exterior of brick building, The Palisades
Mar 02 2020

The Palisades Restaurant | “Escape to The Palisades Restaurant”

The Palisades Restaurant | “Escape to The Palisades Restaurant”   Written & Submitted by Justin Smith   There is nothing more enjoyable than eating a good meal. Well, at least I think that. Having grown up in Giles County my whole life, I’ve seen restaurants come and go, but I have never seen something like The Palisades Restaurant and how it has changed the...

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Folk Art | From Newport & Beyond

Folk Art | From Newport & Beyond   This post is from our friend Doug Martin and the Walkers of Newport   Local artistic talent is prevalent throughout the hills and hollows of Newport.  The creativity is often mind boggling yet there is that country culture that downplays the genius that is often on display.  There is a local modesty or reticence that requires...

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Feb 09 2020

Scoops Arcade, A Nostalgic Experience in Giles County

Scoops Arcade | A Nostalgic Experience in Giles County Written by Justin Smith I have always appreciated the small things in life. Things or experiences that are soothing to the heart. Here in Giles, the little things mean more to me. After visiting the local business, Scoops Arcade, I sure do admire the people more here and their loyalty for their county.   Scoops...

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natural waterfall Cascades
Feb 03 2020

Why It’s an Essential Place to go in Giles County

The Cascades | “Why It’s an Essential Place to go in Giles County” Written by Justin Smith   Giles County is known for its beautiful landscape, small-town vibes, and friendly welcoming of people. You can probably assume that all three of those claims is the reason why the Cascades is beloved, but I am here to explain why it is an essential place...

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men in mud at Muddy ACCE Race
Nov 07 2019

NACo | Fork in the river challenges county’s economic future

Fork in the river challenges county’s economic future Article from NACo County News.  By Charlie Ban   Oct. 28, 2019 [caption id="attachment_26726" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Muddy ACCE Race participants help each other, and thanks to their entry fees, Giles County, Va. students. Photo by Alisa Moody for Giles County Tourism[/caption] Giles County, Va.’s defining characteristic is the New River, which flows for 37 miles through this part of...

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The Palisades Restaurant Owner Receives Restaurateur of the Year Award, 2019

Shaena Muldoon receives Jim Wordsworth Award- Restaurateur of the Year [caption id="attachment_26701" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Barry Biggar, Ordinary Awards Co-Chair, Shaena Muldoon, Restaurateur of the Year, Debbie Donehey, Ordinary Awards Co-Chair the night of the awards.[/caption]   VRLTA Announces 17 Honorees at 4th Annual Dinner at The Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa | Short Pump Richmond, Va   The Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association (VRLTA)...

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cascades waterfall spring
Oct 27 2019

Giles County to Receive Technical Assistance to Grow Outdoor Recreation Economy

Giles County to Receive Technical Assistance to Grow Outdoor Recreation Economy   WASHINGTON, D.C. — Recently, in support of the Trump Administration’s Executive Order on Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service and the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) are announcing that they have selected 10 communities under...

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ACCE Opportunity too Good to Pass Up

ACCE Opportunity too Good to Pass Up   Giles County, VA- The ACCE program has provided an opportunity for young people to explore post high school options for seven years. Many of these students find that the opportunity is too good to pass up. Today we hear a little insight from a first year ACCE student, Nathan Gilbert.   From Nathan: “My name is...

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