Friday, June 22, 2012

A $10,000 Planning Grant To Promote Recreation
A 10-thousand dollar planning grant was announced this week from the Appalachian Regional Commission of Southwest Virginia to help in the third phase of a regional economic development effort to develop recreation and small business. They want to create an ecosystem that works for development of the regionís creative economy. The grant comes from the Friends of Southwest Virginia organization which is the financial arm of the Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation. They oversee Heartwood which is a regional artisan center and tourism gateway. The third phase of this project was started to develop the musician and artisan networks in the Crooked Road, Round the Mountain and the Heartwood areas as the gateway to the region. The premise is to promote regional economic growth that is asset based either cultural or recreational. The partnership is expecting to receive a set of grants worth more than a million dollars. These grants are being sought from the U.S. Department of Agricultureís Rural Development program, the Economic Development Administration, ARC and the Virginia Tobacco Commission. They hope to create a network that will also include resources like downtown theaters in local communities and improve quality of life and economic development in the region. (bg)

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

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  • Road Rage Leads to Arrest of Man dressed only in his Underwear in front of Kingsport school
  • Copper Thief Sought in Greeneville
  • Possible Arson Fires Investigated in Washington County, Virginia; Devil Worship also Reported
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  • Review Shows Kilgore Chaired Commission Grants to Agencies affiliated with Kilgore Family
  • Kingsport Plans $26 Million in Bond Issues for Improvements
  • Man Arrested After Making Social Media Threats Against a Unicoi County School
  • Former Hill Topper Called Up to the Big Leagues
  • Russell County Man Found Alive
  • Wellmont on Agenda for Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen
  • Child Run Over in Driveway Near Bristol
  • Sullivan County School Board To Discuss Smoking Policy Again
  • Animal Ordinance Changes Considered by Bristol, TN City Council
  • Retirement of One of Longest Serving Virginia State Troopers; from the Bristol area



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