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Save Our Towns, Season 4, Episode 2 - Going green and clean

Season 4, Episode 2

The second episode of season four takes Save Our Towns to Boone, North Carolina, where town leaders made national headlines after resolving to end the use of fossil fuels by 2050. We also hear about a class on sustainability taught jointly by Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia in Europe. Our visit to Pennington… Continue Reading Season 4, Episode 2

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Tank Hollow Falls in Cleveland, Virginia

Cleveland, Virginia – Season Wrapup

Setbacks and accomplishments cover the span from August 2016 through August 2017 in Cleveland, Virginia, the town we followed throughout season three of Save Our Towns.

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Save Our Towns, Season 4, Episode 1, Small business TLC

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… Continue Reading Season 4, Episode 1

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Season Three

                    Episode 1: Season three opens with a bang, featuring a profile of Independence, Virginia, and an introduction to Cleveland.       Episode 2: See how Blowing Rock, N.C., makes the most of its location on the Blue Ridge Parkway, providing a great example for… Continue Reading Season Three

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Street view of Giles County Courthouse and statue

Season Two

  Episode 1: The first episode of Season 2 features a bridge in the town of Clifton Forge built by students from the College of Architecture & Urban Studies.     Episode 2: This episode takes a look at the border towns of Bluefield and the different ways the two towns reacted to overtures from Walmart.… Continue Reading Season Two

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Two men stand outdoors side by side, examining a camera.

Season One

  Episode 1: Visit the set of a movie in Big Stone Gap in the premiere episode of Save Our Towns.       Episode 2: Three questions for the mayor of Galax, a chat with the Carroll County Administrator, and a return visit with St. Paul mayor, Kyle Fletcher.     Episode 3: Three questions for… Continue Reading Season One

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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 7, Princeton artists lead renaissance

Season 3, Episode 7

Princeton, West Virginia, sets an example for other small towns by embracing artists, while we meet the new mayor of Cleveland, Virginia. Graduate Maxwell Vandervliet schools us on the prevalence of women farmers in Southwest Virginia, while Anthony Flaccavento encourages town leaders to think about what work their towns need. In addition, we are introduced… Continue Reading Season 3, Episode 7

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Save Our Towns Season 3, Episode 6, Tax Breaks Pay Off

Season 3, Episode 6

The city of Lexington took a major risk by giving tax breaks to a local developer, and the gamble paid off, while Cleveland gives its downtown area a face lift. In Maxwell’s number, we hear about the Virginia Emerging Drone Cluster project which will take off in five Southwest Virginia counties, and John McGee, a… Continue Reading Season 3, Episode 6

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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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