Aug 10 2020

Giles County Tourism Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation DMO WanderLove Recovery Grant for Tourism Marketing

Giles County Tourism Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation DMO WanderLove Recovery Grant for Tourism Marketing Giles County Tourism has received $10,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) DMO WanderLove Recovery Grant Program, a new grant made available to Virginia’s Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) across the Commonwealth that have been heavily impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic to fund recovery marketing initiatives. $866,504...

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Jul 29 2020

Jumpstart Giles Business Plan Competition Awards $40,000

Jumpstart Giles Business Plan Competition Awards $40,000     Giles County, VA- What began in November of 2019 and was supposed to happen in March 2020, finally concluded on July 21st, 2020 at Mountain Lake Lodge. The first ever business plan competition for Giles County and towns’ small businesses with a retail or tourism component was a success!   Jumpstart Giles was a personal and...

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Jun 30 2020

July 3 | Independence Day Fireworks in Pearisburg

July 3 | Fireworks in Pearisburg Presented by Mountain Lake Lodge   All are welcome to enjoy fireworks to celebrate Independence Day on Friday, July 3rd in Pearisburg.  Due to social distancing requirements, Mountain Lake was unable to host the community fireworks show on their property this year.  However, they wanted to continue to provide this service and have moved the location...

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Jun 29 2020

Program ends July 1 | Centralized Gift Card Purchasing to Support Local Businesses

 Centralized Gift Card Purchasing to Support Local Businesses   In an effort to immediately support local restaurants and lodging properties, the Town and County governments are promoting and selling Dining & Lodging Gift Certificates.  The purpose of this program is to attempt to generate public interest and awareness of the importance of continuing to support our local businesses.  Most importantly, the gift...

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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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May 03 2020

Giles County Celebrates the Spirit of Travel

Giles County Celebrates the Spirit of Travel for National Travel & Tourism Week ~Giles to highlight the resiliency and power of tourism May 3-9~   Giles County, Virginia– Beginning May 3, Giles will celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week with a number of offerings that honor the spirit of travel in recognition of the industry’s strength, selflessness and resiliency, even in the face of...

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Apr 16 2020

Deadline Looming | Art Contest for the Young People of Giles Launched

GILES ~ A River Runs Through It.   Schools across America and across most of the globe have closed, Giles County is no exception. Our children are out of school with lots of time on their hands. ReNew The New, the Giles Early Education Project (GEEP) and the Giles Public School system are sponsoring an art contest centered around the New River...

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Updated | 2020 Census Takers

Be a Census Taker Learn More Earn extra income while helping your community. The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count.   UPDATE: Still looking for at least 8 more people to apply for a job as a Census Enumerator for Giles County. They are paying $16.00 per hour plus $.575 per mile for...

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American Red Cross and Giles High School Host Blood Drive

American Red Cross and Giles High School Host Blood Drive   The American Red Cross and Giles High School are partnering together for a community wide blood drive. The drive will be April 16, from 1pm -6pm in the high school gym.   The effort now is to maintain the blood supply for those in need. Appointments can be made at www.redcrossblood.org and appointments...

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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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