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Here's an upcoming opportunity with The Virginia Film Office for those who want to learn more about what it takes to be in this industry. Check out details on their event...

Another great piece about the recent filming in Giles County, Virginia! Read more: https://www.newrivervalleyva.org/…/movies-filmed-in-the-nrv/ Thanks to our friends at Virginia's New River Valley & Onward NRV for sharing!

Did you know there are movies filmed in the NRV? That's right, the sites of Virginia's New River Valley are on the big screen. This month, filming took place in Blacksburg and Giles County for Black Dispatch, a civil war era love story told by Director Shea Sizemore and Producer Chip White.
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“I have been on numerous student film sets over the course of the year, but Black Dispatch was my first professional set. My job on this set was BTS (Behind the Scenes) constantly taking footage on set and getting interviews with cast and crew. As a film student stepping onto set with a crew who have been doing this for years, I was extremely nervous and honestly scared. Looking back now there was nothing to be afraid of. The cast and crew were very welcoming, encouraging, and I learned so much from them. I made numerous new connections, who I proudly call friends now. I hope I get the privilege of working with these wonderful people again. As for now, this is the beginning of my filmmaking career, and I could not be any happier.”

- Kristin Gillispie

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Giles County Film Office is with Melinda Bowles Tabor and 3 others at Kairos Wilderness Resort.
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While windy, it was a great day in Giles County, Virginia for filming! Here they are setting up for a camp scene on Black Dispatch. Filming at Kairos Wilderness Resort.

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Thanks WSLS 10 / WSLS.com for coming onset to see Black Dispatch filming in action!

Blacksburg and Giles County will soon be hitting the big screen.
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Giles County Film Office updated their profile picture.
February 26
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Giles County Film Office updated their cover photo.
February 26
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So many pretty places & awesome experiences to choose from! | It's that time of year again! We love seeing #GilesCoVA pictures all year long, but this month follow along & tag your pictures with #LoveGilesCoVA.... What do you love about Giles in Virginia's New River Valley? http://ow.ly/uCqn30iacNg

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Film Project Announcement | "Black Dispatch" a Civil War short film to be shot in Giles County, Virginia in March. | http://ow.ly/f1t030ivXVo

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We would like to announce that moving forward we'll be using #filmvirginia as our new hashtag! We are excited for the change but we want to know what you guys think! 🎉

Have you been out & about? | It's that time of year again! We love seeing #GilesCoVA pictures all year long, but this month follow along & tag your pictures with #LoveGilesCoVA.... What do you love about Giles in Virginia's New River Valley? http://ow.ly/X3Aw30iacgS

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Each day (starting today) through Sunday we will be posting a new picture to our Muddy ACCE Race Facebook page. We need your help in naming some of your "favorite" obstacles for the #MAR2018! Suggest a name & like those you see you think are great! Next week we'll have a runoff of top responses, then we'll see you on Sept 15!

While it's warmed up today, the Duck Pond in the Town of Narrows saw quite a bit of freeze these past few days. Thanks for sharing Barney Blankenship. http://ow.ly/9Qmh30hHk0a

The Narrows Duck Pond froze over completely in January 2018.
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If you’re planning on applying for the newly proposed Crooked Road license plate, don’t wait too long. The first 450 applicants will be eligible to win one of three awesome prize packages including tickets to Dr. Ralph Stanley’s Memorial Weekend Festival and HoustonFest in Galax, passes to the Mountains of Music Homecoming concerts in June, Crooked Road CDs, shirts & hats, autographed P. Buckley Moss Crooked Road art poster, and more. https://thecrookedroadsupport.org/license-plate
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The Crooked Road plans to have a new specialty license plate available from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in 2018 or early 2019.
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Curious to know what our top page hits were in 2017? You loved viewing directions & information on the #Cascades (#1), followed by #DismalFalls (#2) & Mill Creek Nature Park Site Narrows VA (#3). Coming in at #4 was Jobs & RFPs- yeah we working here too!. Hiking Trails rounded out the top placings. So have you been to all three waterfalls? What hiking trail in #GilesCoVA have you enjoyed in 2017? What's on your list for 2018? Photo by Alisa Moody Wild Country Studios

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Come stay for the day or make it a longer vacation not to forget! Visit our Lodging page & book your stay today.... Options include scenic B&B Inn at Riverbend or elegant cabins at Walker Creek Retreat (operated by New River Outdoor Co.). Plus more | http://ow.ly/gHJC30hlRe0

The absolute best accommodations in the NRV are in Giles County. With Mountain Lake Lodge, Inn at Riverbend Bed and Breakfast, a variety of quality rustic cabins, historic inns and a couple of motels, we give our visitors a wide range of comfort to choose from.
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