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Save Our Towns Season 3, Episode 8, Harrisonburg embraces immigrants

Season 3, Episode 8

In the season finale, we visit Harrisonburg, Virginia, one of the fastest-growing cities in the Commonwealth, which has welcomed its immigrant population with open arms, and in Cleveland, we check in on the progress of the town’s major projects. Our final Maxwell’s Number segment of the season focuses on a new grant that is targeted… Continue Reading Season 3, Episode 8

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Save Our Towns Season 3, Episode 5, ATVs in Bramwell

Season 3, Episode 5

In Bramwell, West Virginia, town leaders have cashed in on the Hatfield-McCoy ATV trail, while Cleveland turned to demolition in order to build the town back up. Graduate student Maxwell Vandervliet highlights a pending government grant that will help rehab former coal mining sites in his monthly segment, and T. Allan Comp champions the VISTA/Americorps… Continue Reading Season 3, Episode 5

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Season 3, Episode 3

In this month’s Example of Awesome, we discover how leaders in Rocky Mount made their town a destination for music lovers by investing in a performance venue. Our Cleveland update details the big money that has been rolling into town–more than $2 million in grant dollars. We introduce a new segment, “Maxwell’s Number,” featuring graduate student… Continue Reading Season 3, Episode 3

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Season 3, Episode 1

Season Three opens with a bang, featuring a profile of Independence, Virginia, and an introduction to the town of Cleveland. Jim Brooks of the National League of Cities offers up an expert tip for town leaders, while we hear about the work of Virginia Tech faculty member Stephen Schoenholtz, the director of the Virginia Water… Continue Reading Season 3, Episode 1

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Pearisburg, Va – End of season wrap up

In this wrap-up episode, we take a look at the progress Pearisburg has made over the last year.

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Season Two, Episode 6

For this month’s Example of Awesome, we visit Galax, where a successful grant writer has brought millions of dollars into her town. We skip our update from Pearisburg to bring you a series of brief interviews from the annual conference of the Rural Planning Caucus of Virginia, where planners talk about the biggest problems and… Continue Reading Season Two, Episode 6

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Season Two, Episode 5

This episode of Save Our Towns will take you on a trip back to the Ice Age as we visit the town of Saltville, Virginia. We also don our hiking boots to join Robert Dickerson, mayor of Pearisburg, Virginia, on a hike up a mountain. Our expert tip comes from the University of Virginia’s Susanne… Continue Reading Season Two, Episode 5

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Season Two, Episode 4

While many Southwest Virginia towns have historically depended on the coal industry for jobs, residents of Appalachia, Virginia, made their voices heard after the tragic death of a child and may have helped preserve their town in the process. This month, we skip our update from Pearisburg to bring you feedback from Roanoke, where attendees… Continue Reading Season Two, Episode 4

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Episode 7

This month, we visit Bristol, Virginia, where leaders paid tribute to the town’s heritage by building the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, a state-of-the art facility with an $11 million price tag, and Catherine Brillhart shares her thoughts in three questions for a mayor. In St. Paul, mayor Kyle Fletcher discusses the town’s plans to transform… Continue Reading Episode 7

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Episode 6

In this month’s Example of Awesome, we highlight the resilience of Pulaski, where a group of local investors bought vacant buildings in hopes of revitalizing the downtown area.  Our faculty interview comes from Reed Kennedy of the Pamplin College of Business, whose students drew up business plans for one Pulaski entrepreneur, and we ask three… Continue Reading Episode 6

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