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Giles County hosts Recreation Economy for Rural Communities Workshop

On October 26-28th, the Town of Pembroke and Giles County  ‘hosted’ a virtual workshop as part of the Recreation Economy for Rural Communities (RERC) program. Through RERC assistance, a planning team appointed by EPA and its federal counterparts will help partner communities create an action plan to grow the local outdoor recreation economy in ways that promote sustainable resource management and environmentally friendly community development.

ReNew the New 2020

ReNew the New 2020

Use of  New River is quite high these days. The air is hot, the river is cool, and you can buy or rent a boat just about anywhere. For the past sixteen years after enjoying a summer of floating, residents of the New River Valley have gathered together in a day of celebrating the river, the end of summer and the start of the new semester

The Doodle Dust Dilemma

The Doodle Dust Dilemma

Doodle dust is the nickname for the dust and slag byproduct produced by the acid plant along Peaks Creek between 1904 and 1968.

Mayors/Chairs Meeting

Each year the Regional Commission hosts a luncheon meeting of the chief elected officials and chief administrative officials from across the region.  The purpose of the meeting is to provide brief updates on regional initiatives while each community shares their most pressing issues. 

NRV Rail 2020 Hosts Passenger Rail Legislative Reception

On October 3rd NRV Rail 2020 hosted a reception coordinated by the Blacksburg Partnership public-private coalition to extend passenger rail service from Roanoke to Christiansburg.  Approximately 75 leaders from across the region attended to show support for the multi-year effort.