Season 4, Episode 1

Save Our Towns returns for its fourth season and hits the ground running with a visit to Damascus, Virginia, where town leaders are seeking to nurture a year-round tourism-based economy.

We introduce Pennington Gap, the small town located in far Southwest Virginia, that will be followed over the course of the entire season. After a series of setbacks, town leaders are committed to helping the community thrive again.

Maxwell Vandervliet returns with his monthly segment, “Maxwell’s Number,” sharing data about the economic impact of agritourism in Virginia. Best-selling author Scott Pratt defines the heart of Appalachia, and the founding director of the Appalachian Regional Studies Center at Radford University, Grace Toney Edwards, offers an expert tip about collaboration between communities.

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