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Register Today for the Muddy ACCE Race

27 Jul

The 2021 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 October 2nd event at The Glen Lyn Town Park in Giles County, Virginia will be transformed into a 5K mud run obstacle […]


Assisting and Serving at the Muddy ACCE Race

22 Jul

Giles County, VA- Preparations are well underway for the 2021 Muddy ACCE Race and those beneficiaries of the event, the ACCE Students, wanted to introduce themselves to you. Over the next few weeks, we will highlight a few of these ACCE students. ACCE stands for Access to Community College Education and is a program designed […]


Fork in the river challenges county’s economic future

7 Nov

From NACo County News. By Charlie Ban   Oct. 28, 2019 Giles County, Va.’s defining characteristic is the New River, which flows for 37 miles through this part of southwest Virginia. It comes in and goes out, and so too do the county’s residents, to get to work. The county is a cooperative part of the New River […]


A Burden Lessened, Giles ACCE Supports Goals!

4 Sep

Giles County, VA- There have been many benefits derived from the workforce development program in Giles that provides two years tuition free scholarships to New River Community College. One that might not be as tangible as number of participants, or funds raised, is the lessened burden to families and students as they pursue their post […]


Solving One Piece of the Puzzle to Be Set Up For Future Education Goals

1 Sep

Giles County, VA- Many of the region’s Access to Community College Education, ACCE, students have returned to classes. As these students think about the upcoming year, and beyond, the resources and tools provided through the program help facilitate a smoother transition to accomplish their goals from high school to higher education. Today we hear from […]


Being a Part of Giles ACCE Runs in the Family

30 Aug

Giles County, VA- Family binds us together and the Access to Community College Education program in partnership with Giles County and New River Community College allows for our young people to continue their education with a larger ‘family’ of support through finical scholarships. Today we hear from veteran ACCE student Lauren Reed. “I am entering […]


ACCE Opportunity too Good to Pass Up

7 Aug

Giles County, VA- The ACCE program has provided an opportunity for young people to explore post high school options for seven years. Many of these students find that the opportunity is too good to pass up. Today we hear a little insight from a first year ACCE student, Nathan Gilbert. From Nathan: “My name is […]


Giles ACCE Allows for Further Education

31 Jul

Giles County, VA- We are getting closer to the Muddy ACCE Race and our young people are enjoying a summer of community service, friendships, and memory making. Soon our ACCE students will be returning to New River Community College to begin their semesters. Today we hear a little insight from current ACCE student, Hunter Trenar. […]


ACCE Student Dancing Her Way to Higher Education

24 Jul

Giles County, VA- There are mere weeks left until the Muddy ACCE Race, but we’re helping to set these young people up for a lifetime. The Giles ACCE program asked participants what it means to them to be a part of the process (trust us, they’ll tell you it’s a process). Today we hear from […]


Giles ACCE Opens Doors

17 Jul

Giles County, VA- As we continue into a successful year of developing our young people with creative opportunities to further their education, the Giles ACCE program asked participants what it means to them. Up first we hear from Lindsey Renee Stables, a second year Access to Community College Education student. From Lindsey: “I first became […]