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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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Wellness Walk @ Glen Lyn Park River Trail

Wellness Walk @ Glen Lyn Park River Trail Date: Thursday, July 16th Time: 6:00 pm. (meet @ shelter) Location: Glen Lyn Park No cost or registration required to participate Social distancing will be maintained. Everyone welcome to participate (Virgin Pulse Vouchers will be given to all VP members that participate) This beautiful long walking and biking trail starts in the Town of Glen Lyn and follows Hwy. 460...

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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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Jun 07 2019

Giles County Schools Prepares to Start its 7th Year of Summer Feeding

Giles County Schools Prepares to Start its 7th Year of Summer Feeding   Giles County, VA- Giles County Public Schools is once again participating in the Summer Food Service Program. FREE meals will be provided to all children through age 18 at the following locations: Narrows High School (11:30am-1:00pm), Monday thru Friday, June 10-August 15 (closed week of July 1) (menu posted on...

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Mar 21 2018

Glen Lyn Day Trip

SUGGESTED ITINERARY | GLEN LYN DAY TRIP Morning- A visit to Glen Lyn can begin at the Glen Lyn Town Office, located at 205 Houston Lane.   A beautiful long walking and biking trail system starts at the Town Hall and follows Hwy. 460 going under the bridge and then through the Glen Lyn Park and along the New River. The trail is 1.73...

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Feb 20 2018

Charlotte Filmmakers to Produce Civil War Short in Giles County

  Charlotte Filmmakers to Produce Civil War Short in Giles County   Giles County (February 20, 2018)- Charlotte, NC filmmakers, Chip White and Shea Sizemore, are bringing an army of cast and crew members into the area to tell the love story “Black Dispatch” set within the heart of the Civil War.   Black Dispatch was a “common term used by the Northern Army referring...

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17 Picnic Locations for 2017

17 Picnic Locations to enjoy in Giles County in '17   Need something new to do with the family? As summer arrives, take a day to go out and enjoy a picnic together. A picnic would also be a great way to spend time with friends or to have a date. All your picnic necessities can be conveniently found locally at independently...

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Camp, Fish, Float, Ride: Enjoy the Two Virginias! Kairos Resort Opening July 1.

Camp, Fish, Float, Ride: Enjoy the Two Virginias! Kairos Resort Opening July 1.   [caption id="attachment_24457" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo by Sam Dean from Kairos Wilderness Resort.[/caption] Giles County, VA - Mercer County, WV - The newest tourism destination in the two Virginias  is opening to guests on July 1, 2017.   Kairos Wilderness Resort, is a 1,500 acre mountain-top property located in both Giles County, Virginia...

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Friday Fellowship Hikes Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard Month

Friday Fellowship Hikes Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard Month   The Giles Office of Tourism Marketing is coordinating efforts to encourage all friends and neighbors in Giles County to be a ‘Tourist in Your Own Backyard’ the entire month of May. Along with business spotlight blog posts on GilesCounty.org, pictures and videos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and promoting community events,...

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