COVID-19 UPDATE – September 23, 2020

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] What’s New NRV hospitals remain at normal operations, capacity & capabilities, with no interruptions to patient care. There are 11 COVID-19 positive patients hospitalized & 3 persons under investigation. Submit your questions for an upcoming video Q&A with Dr. Noelle Bissell, director of the New River Health District. Click here or call 540-391-0792. Montgomery County...

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING – Community Development Block Grant

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Giles County will hold a public hearing on Thursday, June 18st at 7:00pm to solicit public input on their intent to apply to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to support COVID-19 relief efforts. The CDBG program is offering assistance to local governments in response to the...

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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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Mar 04 2019

Introducing Will Jones

Will Jones is a recent Virginia Tech graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Economic Management. He is interested in international and domestic economic development, particularly regarding rural areas, agriculture, and food security. In his free time, Will enjoys exploring local recreational opportunities, including hiking, cycling, climbing, and camping. After completing his studies at Virginia Tech in December 2018,...

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Friends of SWVA to Host 2nd Annual Spring Break Blitz, Hold 21 Public Orientations

ABINGDON, VA – Friends of Southwest Virginia and ‘Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Network announced today their 2nd Annual “Spring Break Blitz” to be held during the first two weeks in March. 21 public meetings throughout Southwest Virginia will take place March 1st - March 13th to orient communities to the services and programs of the organization.    Friends of Southwest Virginia represents 19 counties,...

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Nov 16 2018

Nov 17 | Community Film Project Volunteer Information Session

Community Film Project Volunteer Information Session   Last chance to get in this season on our Community Film Project! We welcome all interested volunteers to attend our Saturday, Nov 17th training at 9am at Castle Rock Golf Club, at the 19th Hole. Come learn all about the project, get all the details you need, and learn how you can be part of...

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Jul 31 2018

Pembroke receives RALLY Grant

Town of Pembroke receives Rally Grant   If you happen to drive by the Pembroke Town Hall you can’t help but notice the new art display on the front of the building. It was made possible by the RALLY Southwest Virginia Grant. Several local Pembroke residents were involved in pulling it all together.     The drift wood in the fishing hole and the canoe...

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Pearisburg Community Market

Pearisburg Community Market Join the Pearisburg Community Market on July 26th for some yummy food, shopping, and great entertainment from the Panjammers! The Market opens at 5:30 p.m and the Panjammers will start the free, outdoor concert at 6:00p.m. The food will be provided by the Giles Lions Breakfast Club and will have a tropical feel! So bring the family out...

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Ramps N Roads March 24, 2018

Ramps N Roads March 24, 2018 Returns to Giles County   Citizens of all ages, from all areas of Giles County, will be cleaning unsightly litter from our highways and byways, boat ramps, river and stream access points.   Join us at 9:00am at Eastern Elementary/Middle School. We will disperse from there to the main cleanup points. Bags, gloves and water will be supplied.   Meet...

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