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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Narrows Completes RALLY Southwest Virginia Project

Narrows Completes RALLY Southwest Virginia Project  === UPDATE: Images from the October 28th presentation at the Narrows Fall Festival [caption id="attachment_24972" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The group at Narrows Fall Festival sharing about the Narrows RALLY Project[/caption] [caption id="attachment_24973" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Part of the RALLY project enhanced available business space with recreational photos. Here are the contest winners[/caption] [caption id="attachment_24974" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The $3,000 mini-grant check presentation from...

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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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Sep 29 2017

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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Sep 25 2017

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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Sep 25 2017

Muddy ACCE Race 2017 Receives Donation of $411,000

Giles County Muddy ACCE Race 2017 Receives Donation of $411,000   This past Saturday, the 2017 Giles County Muddy ACCE Race was declared a resounding success. The Muddy ACCE Race (MAR), which is only in its’ second year, is the principal fund raising event for the Giles County ACCE Program (Access to Community College Education). Saturday, MAR raised a significant amount of...

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‘Round the Mountain Announces New Juried Artisans

'Round the Mountain Announces New Juried Artisans Abingdon, Va. - 'Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Network has announced results from the September 12, 2017 jury session. A total of 11 artisans from throughout Southwest Virginia were accepted in 'Round the Mountain's most recent session. Those artisans include: Jamee Gillespie (Chilhowie, VA), Jessica Bier (Pound, VA), Nancy Brooks (Tazewell, VA), Mark Cox (Floyd,...

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GearHead Moto Tours
Sep 01 2017

Motorcycle Adventures in Southwest Virginia

Sturgis, South Dakota, is what pops into most people’s minds when they think of motorcycle adventures. While this rip roaring party of a motorcycle rally is perhaps the most iconic, it hardly speaks for the lot of ‘em—there are a variety of places and ways to embark on a motorcycle adventure across our grand country. If you’re on the hunt for...

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Aug 10 2017

Register Today for the Muddy ACCE Race

Sept 16 | Register Today for the Muddy ACCE Race   The 2017 Muddy ACCE Race is drawing near! The event promises something for everyone, from family fun to the fiercest competitors. Register as a team or an individual participant today for the September 16th event at www.muddyaccerace.com. The Glen Lyn Town Park in Giles County, Virginia will be transformed into a 5K...

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Aug 01 2017

Hollow and Home: A History of Self and Place

Hollow and Home: A History of Self and Place Fred Carlisle's book, "Hollow and Home: A History of Self and Place", set to be released August 1,2017, explores the ways the primary places in our lives shape the individuals we become and how vibrant, supportive communities can form in unexpected places. "Clover Hollow and Newport did far more than simply accept me," Carlisle...

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