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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Updated | Small Business Service Adjustments in Giles

Our Giles County businesses are open to serve you! And they thank you for your support at this time!   Some however, are implementing adjusted services for the time being. Please see our list below with links to our businesses Facebook pages.   JBR Vineyards - JBR Vineyards & Winery is thrilled to announce our Grand Re-opening that will happen this coming week-end....

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GILES ~ A River Runs Through It An Art Contest for The Children of Giles

We had an excellent selection of art turned in for the "A River Runs Through It" Giles County Art Contest. It was hard for the judges to choose, but alas, the final winners are listed below. Thank you to all who participated. We hope you enjoyed the opportunity to express your love of the New River and Giles County as...

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Apr 05 2020

New River Health District Announces First Cases Of COVID-19 In Giles County

New River Health District Announces First Cases of COVID-19 in Giles County   (CHRISTIANSBURG, Virginia) – The New River Health District confirmed two additional cases of COVID-19 in the district. Both are residents of Giles County. Both are self-isolating at home, and health department staff are conducting a contact investigation, to identify those who had contact with the patients, assess their risk...

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Apr 02 2020

Mill Creek Nature Park’s Sentinel Point Hike

Mill Creek Nature Park’s Sentinel Point Hike Please know that at the time of this posting, Mill Creek was open to enjoy fresh air and exercise- but at any point if that changes, abide by the locked gate and do not enter. Practice social distancing and no groups larger than 10. Maintain distance between all members of the hiking party, and...

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Mar 20 2020

Giles County Launches “Senior Check” Program

Giles County Launches “Senior Check” Program [caption id="attachment_27037" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo by CDC on Unsplash[/caption] We Ask the Entire Community to Help In the interest of maximizing protection to the valuable, older and COVID-19 vulnerable citizens of Giles County, the Giles Senior Check Program is today being launched.  Senior Check consists of a network of dedicated, local service providers working alongside county, town...

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Update from Giles County Administration

Update from Giles County Administration   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Beginning Friday, March 20, 2020, Giles County Administrative Offices will begin to offer drive-up service. All services will be available to the public but conducted outside of the building. This change is being made in an effort to comply with COVID-19 guidelines for social distancing. Before coming to the office, please call us at...

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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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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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