Governor McAuliffe Announces New Jobs, Investment in Giles County

Governor McAuliffe Announces New Jobs, Investment in Giles County   RICHMOND- Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that JBR Vineyards, LLC will expand its vineyard operation to open a farm winery in Giles County. The company will invest over a quarter of a million dollars in the construction of its new winery and tasting room, which will create two new jobs.  JBR planted Giles...

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Giles County lands new wedding and event venue

Giles County lands new wedding and event venue   Originally posted to The Roanoke Times on Dec. 24, 2017.  A new wedding and event venue with panoramic mountaintop views is in the works for Giles County.  The Walker Creek Barn is under construction in a countryside spot a half-mile off Virginia 100, between Pearisburg and Dublin. It's about a 30-minute drive from Blacksburg and Radford. The...

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New River
Nov 29 2017

“Keep Virginia Beautiful” Grant Awarded to Giles County

Giles County Awarded “Keep Virginia Beautiful” Grant   Giles Administration was pleased to learn a few months ago that they would be recipients of a Keep Virginia Beautiful – 30 Grants in Thirty Days program grant.  Giles had applied for funding in the recycling category.   The project award enabled construction of monofilament and fluorocarbon fishing line recycling tubes for all boat ramps on...

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Wind Rocks in Giles County by Billy Bowling
Nov 28 2017

Adventure Tourism Entrepreneur Workshop Coming To The New River Valley

Adventure Tourism Entrepreneur Workshop Coming To The New River Valley   Giles County, VA – The Friends of Southwest Virginia, in partnership with Virginia Tourism Corporation, Virginia Community Capital, Spearhead Trails, and Small Business Development Centers, are hosting adventure tourism workshops to highlight regional initiatives, opportunities, best practices, and expert advice for starting an adventure tourism business in Southwest Virginia.     Southwest Virginia includes...

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Giles Comprehensive Plan Update

2017 Comprehensive Plan Update | Open House Dec 13   December 13, 5pm-6:30pm at the Giles County Administration Office   Giles County will hold a public open house to receive citizen’s comments for the 2017 Comprehensive Plan update. County staff and New River Valley Regional Commission staff will be available to explain the proposed changes. After receiving public feedback, the County Planning Commission will...

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Walker Creek Barn
Nov 17 2017

SWVA’s Newest Mountaintop Event Venue

SWVA’s Newest Mountaintop Event Venue   Giles County, VA- The proprietors, Britt & Leigh Stoudenmire, proudly announce their newest venture in Giles County, Walker Creek Barn. Opening in June 2018, Walker Creek Barn offers a unique event venue space, lodging, and agritourism opportunities for the community and region. This new development is located in the southeastern portion of Giles, along the Route...

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Fall view of Pearis Mtn in Giles County
Nov 03 2017

Tourism Revenue Reached New Heights in Giles County in 2016

Tourism Revenue Reached New Heights in Giles County in 2016 -All of Virginia regions saw increased tourism revenue while Virginia topped $24 billion-   Giles County, VA- (November 1, 2017) - Data released by the United States Travel Association (USTA) reveals that all regions in Virginia posted an increase in tourism revenue last year.   According to the US Travel Association, tourism in Virginia generated...

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Apple Crunch
Oct 06 2017

Farm to School Week Celebrated

Farm to School Week Celebrated To celebrate Farm to School Week, Giles County Public Schools hosted an apple crunching event on Wednesday, October 4.  Third grade students at Macy McClaugherty School participated in "Crunch Heard Round the Commonwealth" by eating an apple donated by a local orchard (Doe Creek Farms). Students formed the shape of an apple, while the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent,...

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A Full Day Planned for Pearisburg, Virginia | Come to Town

A Full Day Planned for Pearisburg, Virginia | Come to Town   Giles County, VA- We often talk about ways to welcome visitors to our communities. In our county seat of Pearisburg one day will host a variety of events and activities that comes about as close as possible to ringing true for ‘there’s something for everyone.’ On October 14 beginning in...

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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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