May 01 2020

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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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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Feb 09 2020

Scoops Arcade, A Nostalgic Experience in Giles County

Scoops Arcade | A Nostalgic Experience in Giles County Written by Justin Smith I have always appreciated the small things in life. Things or experiences that are soothing to the heart. Here in Giles, the little things mean more to me. After visiting the local business, Scoops Arcade, I sure do admire the people more here and their loyalty for their county.   Scoops...

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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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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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Nov 16 2018

Nov 17 | Community Film Project Volunteer Information Session

Community Film Project Volunteer Information Session   Last chance to get in this season on our Community Film Project! We welcome all interested volunteers to attend our Saturday, Nov 17th training at 9am at Castle Rock Golf Club, at the 19th Hole. Come learn all about the project, get all the details you need, and learn how you can be part of...

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Jul 31 2018

Pembroke receives RALLY Grant

Town of Pembroke receives Rally Grant   If you happen to drive by the Pembroke Town Hall you can’t help but notice the new art display on the front of the building. It was made possible by the RALLY Southwest Virginia Grant. Several local Pembroke residents were involved in pulling it all together.     The drift wood in the fishing hole and the canoe...

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Pembroke Completes RALLY Southwest Virginia Project

Pembroke Completes RALLY Southwest Virginia Project 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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Backyard Tourist Spotlight on Castle Rock Golf & Recreation

Backyard Tourist Spotlight on Castle Rock Golf & Recreation Castle Rock Golf & Recreation is located at 900 Castle Rock Drive in Pembroke, Giles County, Virginia. They have been open since the mid 1960’s and serving the public ever since, and the operations are managed by Adam Harman.   Castle Rock Golf & Recreation strives to ensure your whole family can find enjoyment...

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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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