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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Giles Mountain Vineyard & Winery

Backyard Tourist Spotlight Giles Mountain Vineyard & Winery Giles Mountain Vineyard & Winery is operated by Tom & Diane Mullis, Maarten van Gelder, and Lori Robertson. This mountain top winery has been in business for three years in Giles County. Their driving purpose is to provide exceptional regional wines to consumers. Giles Mountain Vineyard & Winery is a boutique winery providing unique wines...

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Teacher Appreciation Deals, Discounts, & Drawings

Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard Month & National Teacher Appreciation Month   Teachers- hear us- THANK YOU! In May we celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Month and some of our local businesses are offering deals and specials just for you, just this month. It is also Business Appreciation Month and locally we are celebrating ‘Tourist in Your Own Backyard’. It’s all comes...

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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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Memories Made at the Muddy ACCE Race

ACCE April Column Memories Made at the Muddy ACCE Race Giles County, VA- The weather is warming up and participants of the Muddy ACCE Race are reflecting back on the fun times at the inaugural event. Well over 300 participants made lasting memories at the 5k, obstacle course mud run, held on the banks of the New River Water Trail in Glen...

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Muddy ACCE Race Event is Fun!

ACCE March Column Muddy ACCE Race Event is Fun!   Giles County- The unseasonably warm weather has students looking forward to summer and the school years beyond. Access to Community College Education program students look forward to their next year in the program, and seniors in high school are making big decisions about their future. The Access to Community College program in Giles...

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Kairos to open in Glen Lyn, Giles County, VA

Kairos to open in Glen Lyn, Giles County, VA To hear more about this new event property, see this recent feature on WDBJ7. Click Here. To learn more about The New River 500 event mentioned, click HERE. [caption id="attachment_24141" align="aligncenter" width="450"] The New River 500 will take place in Giles County at Kairos on April 7-9th[/caption]    ...

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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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Program Leaders Boast about ACCE

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] ACCE December Column Program Leaders Boast about ACCE   Dr. Lewis Webb who serves on the NRCC Educational Foundation, the local Giles ACCE Development Committee, and supported the Muddy ACCE Race event speaks at the Appreciation Dinner where students and guests shared success stories of the program. Giles County- The holiday season is here and many students, out of...

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Small Town Christmas Returns To Pearisburg

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Small Town Christmas Returns To Pearisburg Submitted by: Dianne Dinger Heading to a big city for the holidays can be exciting—but small towns such as Pearisburg, offer charming events, mom-and-pop stores with one-of-a-kind gifts, and family fun activities. Pearisburg celebrates the holidays with everything from a parade to breakfast with Santa and, a holiday-themed event at the historic...

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