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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 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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Season Two, Episode 3

In our third episode of the season, we see how Pocahontas, Virginia–a town of less than 400 residents–is using an exhibition coal mine to reclaim its place in coal mining history. We hear more from Pearisburg mayor Robert Dickerson about the importance of the town’s Farmers’ Market, while Tarah Kesterson of Virginia’s Department of Mines,… Continue Reading Season Two, Episode 3

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