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Season Two, Episode 7

The town of Haysi is featured in this month’s Example of Awesome, as the community came together to market its envious natural landscape, while our Pearisburg update shows how the town turned trash from the New River into artwork. Belinda Sheridan of the Procurement Technical Assistance Center provides an expert tip on how town leaders… Continue Reading Season Two, Episode 7

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Season Two, Episode 5

This episode of Save Our Towns will take you on a trip back to the Ice Age as we visit the town of Saltville, Virginia. We also don our hiking boots to join Robert Dickerson, mayor of Pearisburg, Virginia, on a hike up a mountain. Our expert tip comes from the University of Virginia’s Susanne… Continue Reading Season Two, Episode 5

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St. Paul end of season wrap-up

The first season of Save Our Towns is over, but we had to come back with an update on St. Paul, the town we followed for a year. How did mayor Kyle Fletcher fare in his goals to strengthen his town? Watch and see!

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Episode 9

We wrap up the first season of Save Our Towns with a look at Buchanan, Virginia, and its Hokie connections. The town is now renowned as one of the best places in the United States to buy antiques, but once had a less-than-stellar reputation. The team reached out to Virginia Tech’s Community Design Assistance Center for… Continue Reading Episode 9

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Episode 7

This month, we visit Bristol, Virginia, where leaders paid tribute to the town’s heritage by building the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, a state-of-the art facility with an $11 million price tag, and Catherine Brillhart shares her thoughts in three questions for a mayor. In St. Paul, mayor Kyle Fletcher discusses the town’s plans to transform… Continue Reading Episode 7

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Episode 5

This month’s Example of Awesome shows how the town of Marion, recovering from the effects of the 2008 recession, encouraged new business by creating an eight-week entrepreneurship program. Also looking for new business is St. Paul mayor Kyle Fletcher, who hopes that the new wastewater treatment plant, now under construction, will draw industry into town. Randall… Continue Reading Episode 5

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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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