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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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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Jun 06 2016

Riverside communities can thrive even more from waterways

Riverside communities can thrive even more from waterways Originally posted by WDBJ7 on June 3, 2016 GILES CO., Va. (WDBJ7) River business is booming in many of our hometowns. But it takes the right flow to benefit big. As people there know, it only takes a river to draw a crowd in the summer time. But it takes the right businesses to benefit nearby towns. "People are generally...

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