Nov 03 2023

Giles County Career & Job Fair a Success!

Giles County Career & Job Fair a Success!   On Wednesday, November 1, from 7:45am-2pm the gym at Narrows High School was a-buzz with activity.                                                                                                                    33 tables were set up with area employers & organizations were in attendance at the second Giles County Career & Job Fair. The fair was designed to engage all sophomores, juniors, and seniors from Narrows High School &...

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Jul 15 2022

The Town of Narrows appointed Terry Nicholson as Town Manager

The Town of Narrows appointed Terry Nicholson as Town Manager at their Town Council meeting on Monday, July 11, 2022.  In this role, Mr. Nicholson will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Town government, implementing policies and priorities set by the elected officials on Town Council.  Mr. Nicholson is currently the chair of the Narrows Planning Commission, having...

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Oct 11 2021

Bicycling, Mountain Biking, & More in Giles

Bicycling, Mountain Biking, & More in Giles   Tucked in Southwest Virginia with easy access from major cities and interstates, Giles County, Virginia bodes well for your cycling destination. The rural county with a population of just under 17,000 people, has 37 miles of the New River Water Trail, 62 miles of the Appalachian Trail, 92 square miles of Jefferson National Forest,...

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Mill Creek Falls
Sep 17 2021

Mill Creek | More than just a creek…

Let’s talk about Narrows…   A little, rural town of a less than 2,000 residents, Narrows, Virginia is quite possibly the epi-center of easy-to-access, family friendly outdoor adventures. We’ll walk you through some prime examples of how to spend some time basking in the great outdoors…   We start at Mill Creek Nature Park. Truthfully you could spend all day at Mill Creek Nature...

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scenic view with river and mountains
Apr 02 2020

Mill Creek Nature Park’s Sentinel Point Hike

Mill Creek Nature Park’s Sentinel Point Hike Please know that at the time of this posting, Mill Creek was open to enjoy fresh air and exercise- but at any point if that changes, abide by the locked gate and do not enter. Practice social distancing and no groups larger than 10. Maintain distance between all members of the hiking party, and...

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boat landing on New River with people in canoes
Mar 16 2020

POSTPONED Recreation Economy for Rural Communities in Giles County and Pembroke, VA | Workshop Invitation

Due to the developing situation and fact that many of our state and federal partners and their agencies now have travel restrictions through the end of the month, we have found it prudent to postpone our Recreation Economy for Rural Communities workshops, scheduled for March 25-27. We very much look forward to hosting this workshop series and working with local,...

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meeting around conference table with men and women
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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Backyard Tourist Spotlight on Mill Creek Nature Park

Backyard Tourist Spotlight on Mill Creek Nature Park [caption id="attachment_24387" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo by Billy Bowling.[/caption] Mill Creek Nature Park, located at the end of Northview Street, in Narrows, Giles County, Virginia is a top secret, awesome mountain biking, hiking, fishing, town owned park in the New River Valley. Although now the secret is out!   This 145 acre mountain property is managed by...

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18 Picnic Locations For 2018

18 Picnic Locations For 2018 Need something new to do with the family? As summer continues, take a day to go out & 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 owned grocery stores, Grants or...

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Angels Rest view AT Pearisburg
Jun 19 2018

Appalachian Trail – Kimberling Creek to Narrows

Appalachian Trail – Kimberling Creek to Narrows Originally posted to Virginia Trail Guide. Read HERE. Follow Adam & Christine along the Appalachian Trail through parts of Giles County. See their full album of pictures HERE. ---   We decided to celebrate Christine’s birthday by completing a section of the Appalachian Trail over a few days.  I had a couple of surprises for her along the way which...

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