natural waterfall Cascades
Feb 03 2020

Why It’s an Essential Place to go in Giles County

The Cascades | “Why It’s an Essential Place to go in Giles County” Written by Justin Smith   Giles County is known for its beautiful landscape, small-town vibes, and friendly welcoming of people. You can probably assume that all three of those claims is the reason why the Cascades is beloved, but I am here to explain why it is an essential place...

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men in mud at Muddy ACCE Race
Nov 07 2019

NACo | Fork in the river challenges county’s economic future

Fork in the river challenges county’s economic future Article from NACo County News.  By Charlie Ban   Oct. 28, 2019 [caption id="attachment_26726" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Muddy ACCE Race participants help each other, and thanks to their entry fees, Giles County, Va. students. Photo by Alisa Moody for Giles County Tourism[/caption] Giles County, Va.’s defining characteristic is the New River, which flows for 37 miles through this part of...

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The Palisades Restaurant Owner Receives Restaurateur of the Year Award, 2019

Shaena Muldoon receives Jim Wordsworth Award- Restaurateur of the Year [caption id="attachment_26701" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Barry Biggar, Ordinary Awards Co-Chair, Shaena Muldoon, Restaurateur of the Year, Debbie Donehey, Ordinary Awards Co-Chair the night of the awards.[/caption]   VRLTA Announces 17 Honorees at 4th Annual Dinner at The Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa | Short Pump Richmond, Va   The Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association (VRLTA)...

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Oct 27 2019

Giles County to Receive Technical Assistance to Grow Outdoor Recreation Economy

Giles County to Receive Technical Assistance to Grow Outdoor Recreation Economy   WASHINGTON, D.C. — Recently, in support of the Trump Administration’s Executive Order on Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service and the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) are announcing that they have selected 10 communities under...

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ACCE Opportunity too Good to Pass Up

ACCE Opportunity too Good to Pass Up   Giles County, VA- The ACCE program has provided an opportunity for young people to explore post high school options for seven years. Many of these students find that the opportunity is too good to pass up. Today we hear a little insight from a first year ACCE student, Nathan Gilbert.   From Nathan: “My name is...

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Beautiful Angel’s Rest

Beautiful Angel's Rest If you’d like a longer hike with a lot of great views, this is the hike for you! Start out at the Mill Creek Parking lot; from Main Street in Narrows, turn onto Northview Street and go all the way to the end of the road. It will turn into a gravel road and  the parking lot will...

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ACCE STUDENT DANCING HER WAY TO HIGHER EDUCATION

Giles County, VA- There are mere weeks left until the Muddy ACCE Race, but we’re helping to set these young people up for a lifetime. The Giles ACCE program asked participants what it means to them to be a part of the process (trust us, they’ll tell you it’s a process). Today we hear from Madison Keaton, an Access to Community...

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The Glen Alton Wetlands

The Glen Alton Wetlands Glen Alton is a picturesque farm in Giles County maintained by the US Forest Service. It is located 13 miles up State Rte. 635 (Big Stony Creek Rd.). This is usually a good,  turn off the AC, roll your window down and smell the earth kind of ride. Don’t be surprised to see deer, squirrels and other...

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May 28 2019

Pearis Cemetery-A Short Stroll on the Appalachian Trail

Pearis Cemetery-A Short Stroll on the AT Written by Teresa Fletcher   I’ve had a few people tell me that they’d love to go on a hike on the Appalachian Trail, but they just don’t think they can climb a mountain. I always reply to this that I know just the place for them to go. The Pearis Cemetery trailhead is located at...

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May 06 2019

Communities of the New

Kick-started by a Virginia Main Street grant awarded to the Town of Narrows, the Communities of the New River Valley, program aims to foster cooperation among and coordinate marketing of our local communities and beyond. Starting with the five towns of Giles County, communities along the New River are pursuing designation as “Communities of the New”, granting them access to...

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