The latest episode of Save Our Towns takes us back to St. Paul, Virginia, the first town we followed for a year. Back then, mayor Kyle Fletcher was intent on turning a historical building into a boutique hotel. Now that dream has been realized with the opening of the Western Front Hotel.
After years of delays and setbacks, Pennington Gap finally gets its greenway, and in a new segment, “Small Town, Big Number” Holly Kobia discusses the rise of advanced black lung disease. Our expert tip comes from Barry Whittemore, a history lecturer at the University of North Georgia, and we meet Shawn Maynor, the mayor of Bolton, North Carolina.