Iris Brammer Public Library

Backyard Tourist Spotlight Iris Brammer Public Library The Iris Brammer Public Library can be found just up from the Duck Pond in the charming town of Narrows, Virginia. Librarian Felecia Bowman welcomes everyone Monday through Friday from 9am until 5pm to the Iris Brammer Library. Although note, they close for lunch from 12-1.   The rich history of the library includes opening originally in...

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Mill Creek Nature Park

Backyard Tourist Spotlight Mill Creek Nature Park 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! [caption id="attachment_24387" align="alignright" width="600"] Photo by Billy Bowling.[/caption]   This 145 acre mountain property is managed by volunteers and...

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Giles County Elementary Schools

Tourist in Your Own Backyard Spotlight: Giles County Elementary Schools By Tracy Ferguson   Giles County has 3 elementary schools, which matriculate into our two high schools. Macy McClaugherty Elementary Middle School and Eastern Elementary Middle School feed into Giles High School, while students from Narrows Elementary Middle School go on to attend Narrows High School. Our elementary/middle schools house preschoolers through seventh graders...

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LOVEWork at Mill Pond in Narrows

Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard LOVEWork at Mill Pond in Narrows As shared by Jo Martin from the Narrows Now Community Coalition & seen in the 5/10/17 Virginian Leader. Shown at the recent unveiling of the Virginia Tourism Corporation LOVEworks on the banks of Wolf Creek at the Mill (Duck) Pond in Narrows, VA are Narrows Public Works Director & Zoning...

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Teacher Appreciation Deals, Discounts, & Drawings

Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard Month & National Teacher Appreciation Month   Teachers- hear us- THANK YOU! In May we celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Month and some of our local businesses are offering deals and specials just for you, just this month. It is also Business Appreciation Month and locally we are celebrating ‘Tourist in Your Own Backyard’. It’s all comes...

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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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Giles County Scavenger Hunt Back for Second Year

Giles County Scavenger Hunt Back for Second Year Giles County, VA- Chances are you’ve hiked and taken a picture at Cascade Falls in Pembroke, Virginia. Many of you have also enjoyed a meal at The Palisades Restaurant in the Village of Eggleston. The entire month of May you are encouraged to ‘Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard’ and to participate...

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Rally Southwest Virginia Arrives in Narrows

Rally Southwest Virginia Arrives in Narrows   Giles County, VA- Rally Southwest Virginia is building community leadership capacity and reinforcing collaborative communities across the region of Southwest Virginia. The region consisting of 19 counties from Giles to the far southwest counties in Virginia, has embraced this program and others to find creative outlets for suppressed economies and the revitalization for downtown areas.   The...

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Who Knew- Giles County a Spring Break Destination!

Spring Break Immersion Program Students Visit & Work in Narrows, VA Students from the College of the Holy Cross are visiting multiple locations in Giles County this week. Arriving on Saturday and staying until Friday evening, these students are supporting multiple community projects through their alternative spring break vacation.   This morning we visited with Narrows High School teacher, Mr. Dennis Kidd, & Narrows...

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Giles Public Schools Kindergarten Registration

Giles County Public Schools Kindergarten Registration Registration is for Giles County children five years old on or before September 30, 2017    NARROWS ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE- March 29 http://nems.gilesk12.org 540-726-2391 9:00 - 10:30 (A-J) 10:00 - 11:30 (K-O) 1:00 - 2:15 (P-Z)   MACY McCLAUGHERTY- April 5 http://mms.gilesk12.org 540-921-1363 9:00 - 10:30 (A-J) 10:00 - 11:30 (K-O) 1:00 - 2:15 (P-Z)   EASTERN ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE- April 12 http://eems.gilesk12.org 540-626-7281 9:00 - 10:30 (A-J) 10:00 - 11:30 (K-O) 1:00 - 2:15 (P-Z) For more information or if you cannot...

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