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Episode 4

This month, we see how Carroll and Grayson County are growing niche products–pumpkins and Christmas trees–in order to grow their economies, and our expert tip comes from Wayne Waldrop, lending manager for Virginia Community Capital, which offers loans to companies involved in the fresh-food industry. We return to St. Paul, where mayor Kyle Fletcher extols… Continue Reading Episode 4

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Episode 3

In this month’s episode, we visit Glade Spring, where the community’s vision of a revitalized downtown has come to fruition, while in St. Paul, mayor Kyle Fletcher talks about the town’s plans to generate revenue by building a wastewater treatment plant. Jody Keenan of the Virginia Small Business Development Center Network gives entrepreneurial advice in… Continue Reading Episode 3

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Episode 2

In this episode, we see how leaders in Galax and the Twin Counties have worked towards job creation and training in their communities, while in St. Paul, mayor Kyle Fletcher talks about the importance of building tourism in his town, while Carroll County administrator Gary Larrowe offers an expert tip about the lessons that can… Continue Reading Episode 2

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Episode 1

In the premiere episode of Save Our Towns, we visit a movie set in Big Stone Gap and introduce mayor Kyle Fletcher and the town of St. Paul, Virginia, the town that will be featured throughout the season. Randall Rose from the Virginia Tourism Commission offers an expert tip, while we sit down for a… Continue Reading Episode 1

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Season Six Episode 6: Vacant lots are a problem for towns throughout Appalachia, but in Radford, Virginia, city leaders have brought life back to two empty pockets of the community. Save Our Towns shows how addition by subtraction is helping Radford create gathering places in once-forgotten spaces.         Season Six Episode 5:Town leaders… Continue Reading Episodes

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