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Save Our Towns, Season 4, Episode 7, St. Paul prospers on the Western Front

Season 4, Episode 7

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… Continue Reading Season 4, Episode 7

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Save Our Towns, Season 4, Episode 5 - Storytelling Capital of the World

Season 4, Episode 5

The latest episode of Save Our Towns takes us to Jonesborough, Tennessee. While known as the “oldest town in Tennessee,” Jonesborough town leaders discovered that its real claim to fame was its rich tradition of storytelling. The expert tip comes from former mayor Jimmy Neil Smith, who began the first National Storytelling Festival in 1973… Continue Reading Season 4, Episode 5

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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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Season Two, Episode 3

In our third episode of the season, we see how Pocahontas, Virginia–a town of less than 400 residents–is using an exhibition coal mine to reclaim its place in coal mining history. We hear more from Pearisburg mayor Robert Dickerson about the importance of the town’s Farmers’ Market, while Tarah Kesterson of Virginia’s Department of Mines,… Continue Reading Season Two, Episode 3

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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┬áVirginia Tech’s Community Design Assistance Center for… Continue Reading Episode 9

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