Pearisburg Public Library

Backyard Tourist Spotlight on Pearisburg Public Library     The Pearisburg Public Library located at 209 Fort Branch Road in Pearisburg, Giles County, Virginia has been in operation for 54 years, serving the public with traditional and innovative services. Giles County is home to four public libraries, each independently operated by the communities they serve. In Pearisburg, guests and visitors will meet Librarian...

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GearHead Moto Tours

Backyard Tourist Spotlight GearHead Moto Tours Today we take a ride on the adventurous side with GearHead Moto Tours, the motorcycle touring company based in Pearisburg, Giles County, Virginia. GearHead Junction & GearHead Moto Tours are owned and operated by Terry Rafferty. May 2017 is special for many reasons, but mainly because GearHead turns 1! Happy Birthday GearHeads… GearHead Moto Tours’s primary purpose...

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Pearisburg Junior Woman’s Club

Backyard Tourist Spotlight Pearisburg Junior Woman’s Club   We thought we’d take a moment to also celebrate and share about some of the civic groups in Giles County. As you explore and act as a tourist in your own backyard this month, perhaps you’d like to join a group that is improving and supporting communities through engagement. Each Sunday we will share a...

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Pearis Mercantile

Backyard Tourist Spotlight Pearis Mercantile   Celebrating its third anniversary on May 5th, 2017, Pearis Mercantile is a welcoming gift shop located across from the Visitors Center in Pearisburg. Owner Ann Wheeler and staff invite patrons to shop Monday through Saturday, 10am until 5:30pm and on Sundays from 12:30-5ppm. They can also be reached by telephone at (540) 921-2260. Their physical address is...

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Tourist in Your Own Backyard Month

Tourist in Your Own Backyard Month   This month you will see information about various businesses, attractions, organizations, and events for Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard Month. The Giles County Tourism Committee created this idea and included it in the 2017-2018 marketing plan. The group recognized that there are unique and special businesses here in Giles that residents might not...

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ReNew The New Local Committee Receives State Recognition

Giles County, VA- Earlier in November members of the local ReNew The New Committee from Giles County traveled to York County, Virginia for the annual Soil and Water Conservation Society awards ceremony. Nominated by the New River Valley Regional Commission the local committee was awarded the 2016 Merit Award “for their successful partnership to improve the health of the New...

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Appalachian Trail by County: The Woods Hole Hostel

Appalachian Trail by County: The Woods Hole Hostel Originally published by WDBJ7 on Monday, October 24, 2016 PEARISBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) Go deep into Giles County. Keep going. Not there yet. Trust me it's really tucked in the woods, you'll find it. Up a dirt road, you'll start to hear the snorting, clucking, bleating, and quacking soon enough. The Woods Hole Hostel is...

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Celanese plant in Giles County completes conversion to boilers fueled by natural gas

Celanese plant in Giles County completes conversion to boilers fueled by natural gas Originially published by The Roanoke Times on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 & Shared on Facebook by Virginia's New River Valley By Duncan Adams duncan.adams@roanoke.com 981-3324 Celanese Corp. announced Tuesday that the global company’s manufacturing plant in Giles County has completed replacing its coal-fired boilers with boilers fueled by natural gas. Celanese,...

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NaCo Award to Giles County

NaCo Award to Giles County The Giles County Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce that the Giles County Access to Community College Education Program (ACCE) has received national recognition! In a letter from the Nation Association of Counties, County Administrator Chris McKlarney was informed as follows: The National Association of Counties (NaCo) is please to grant Giles County a 2016 Achievement...

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