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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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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New River Eye Care

Backyard Tourist Spotlight on New River Eye Care   New River Eye Care located at 700 Wenonah Ave in Pearisburg, Giles County, Virginia has been in business since 2004. It is owned and operated by Dr. Brad Lane and Dr. Chris Hansen.   The goal of New River Eye Care is to ensure that you will be enthusiastically pleased with your eye care and...

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Inn at Riverbend

Backyard Tourist Spotlight on the Inn at Riverbend   Overlooking the New River from its perch just outside of Pearisburg in Giles County, Virginia, the Inn at Riverbend welcomes guests near and far. Owners, Jeanne Jeffers and John Dush have been greeting guests to the Inn since purchasing a few years ago. The Inn at Riverbend, located at 125 River Ridge Drive,...

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Tourist in Your Own Backyard Month

Tourist in Your Own Backyard Month   This month you will see information about various businesses, attractions, organizations, and events for Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard Month. The Giles County Tourism Committee created this idea and included it in the 2017-2018 marketing plan. The group recognized that there are unique and special businesses here in Giles that residents might not...

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ReNew The New Local Committee Receives State Recognition

Giles County, VA- Earlier in November members of the local ReNew The New Committee from Giles County traveled to York County, Virginia for the annual Soil and Water Conservation Society awards ceremony. Nominated by the New River Valley Regional Commission the local committee was awarded the 2016 Merit Award “for their successful partnership to improve the health of the New...

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Giles County Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation Grant for Tourism Marketing

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Giles County Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation Grant for Tourism Marketing Richmond, VA- Governor Terry McAuliffe recently announced that Giles County received $21,177 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation Marketing Leverage Program grant fund. In total VTC awarded $927,000 for 43 tourism marketing projects across the state to help increase visitation and revenue for Virginia’s localities through tourism. The...

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Students are the winner at inaugural Muddy ACCE Race

Students are the winner at inaugural Muddy ACCE Race Giles County, VA- 73 students came out true winners at the inaugural Muddy ACCE Race, held on October 1 in Giles County. Before the first wave of runners took off from the Caboose at the Glen Lyn Town Park sponsors and in-kind donations topped $76,000. The community support and Giles County staff...

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Jun 06 2016

Riverside communities can thrive even more from waterways

Riverside communities can thrive even more from waterways Originally posted by WDBJ7 on June 3, 2016 GILES CO., Va. (WDBJ7) River business is booming in many of our hometowns. But it takes the right flow to benefit big. As people there know, it only takes a river to draw a crowd in the summer time. But it takes the right businesses to benefit nearby towns. "People are generally...

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May 16 2016

Our view: Giles remakes itself into a tourism destination

Our view: Giles remakes itself into a tourism destination Originally published in Sunday, May 15, 2016 Roanoke Times Posted: Sunday, May 15, 2016 2:15 am The Roanoke Times Question: What locality in Southwest Virginia has shown the biggest increase in tourism spending within its borders? Answer: Giles County. If you’re asking yourself, “What’s in Giles County?,” then read on, because what Giles County has done to...

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