Giles Co. WW II Vet, last surviving Maybrook Men brother dies at age 97
World War II veteran John Atkins of Christiansburg died at the age of 97. John was the last surviving brother of the “Maybrook Men,” which consists of six brothers who fought for America during war time. The name comes from the small neighborhood in Giles County in which they were born and raised.
‘We must rebuild’: Pearisburg restaurant releases statement after tragic fire
Friends and Family Restaurant took to Facebook Wednesday night to express their appreciation for the ample support they’ve received after their building was tragically lost in a fire. The statement concluded with a hopeful look to the future, revealing plans for rebuilding and stating the restaurant’s intentions on remaining a community staple for years to come.
Woman accused of abducting child from Giles County church claimed him as her own,
On Wednesday, an Alleghany County woman pleaded guilty to abducting a toddler from a Giles County church in May 2021. But according to the Giles County Commonwealth’s Attorney, the story starts years before the incident even happened.
Lonesome River Band holds benefit concert for youth sports in Newport
A nationally known Bluegrass band is schedule to perform in Giles County this May to help local youth sports teams. The Lonesome River Band is scheduled to perform in Giles County as part of a benefit concert for Newport baseball and softball teams.
Trial date set for Narrows police officer charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection to deadly motorcycle crash
A trial date has been set for the Narrows police officer indicted on several charges, including involuntary manslaughter, in connection to a deadly motorcycle crash that happened last summer.