At the request of Giles County, NRVRC was tasked to assist in updating their Comprehensive Plan, which was previously adopted in 2012. The comprehensive plan, though general in nature, is a vital document for any local government, which sets the vision and direction of the community.
The Children’s Museum of Blacksburg (CMB) is moving to the New River Valley Mall in Christiansburg. When it opens at its new home, the museum will be known as Wonder Universe: A Children’s Museum.
In Giles County, over 500 children experience food insecurity and almost half receive free or reduced-price lunch during the school year. For some children, lunch at school is their only meal, so when school is out for the summer they no longer have a guaranteed meal each day.
The New River Valley Regional Commission is proud to support the 2018 ReNew the New Clean-up Event on August 25th, 2018. Registration info can be found at www.renewthenew.org.
The Ride Smart Challenge wrapped up at the end of May and recorded a big impact in alternative transportation! Through the Ride Smart Challenge, residents logged 81,508 miles across more than 5,000 trips – an increase over last year’s participation.