Appalachian Power awarded a total of $57,500 to nine Virginia organizations through the energy company’s Economic Development Growth Enhancement (EDGE) program, the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance (SVRA) announced Friday. SVRA was awarded $16,500 for marketing materials and videos of the southern region and regional mega-sites. “We are thankful for the support that Appalachian Power provides
Grants include $2.4 million to develop a computer curriculum in Loudoun County and Chesapeake City Public Schools.
Nine regional projects will receive a combined $5.8 million in Growth and Opportunity for Virginia (GO Virginia) funding, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday. The grants, which were approved by the Go Virginia Board and the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, will support regional economic development and workforce development initiatives and encourage collaboration among local
More than 150 area households have indicated interest.
Richmond-based Eagle Construction of Virginia is partnering with Midtown Redevelopment Partners in Blacksburg to build single-family townhomes at the site of what was formerly Blacksburg Middle School, Eagle announced Wednesday. The mixed-use community will be built on 30 acres adjacent to Blacksburg’s downtown area, but an overall cost for the project has not been released.
Retired Justice Elizabeth McClanahan is a Buchanan native.
Retired Supreme Court of Virginia Justice Elizabeth McClanahan grew up in the Buchanan County community of Garden Creek, about 12 miles from Grundy. “Grundy was the big city,” says McClanahan, who retired from the state’s highest court on Sept. 1. “It’s the county seat. It’s the only town in the county.” Grundy’s also the home
Buchanan County native Elizabeth McClanahan became the dean of the Grundy-based Appalachian School of Law in September, one day after retiring as a Virginia Supreme Court justice. She immediately faced a challenge: the American Bar Association’s tightened law school accreditation requirements. At least 75% of graduates now must pass a bar exam within two years
Donation will be used to create career center
Announcement seen as big step for emerging industry.
The four will join the inaugural class of the Appalachian Regional Commission’s 13-state regional leadership development program.
Six grants will support broadband and solar energy expansion, workforce development and other efforts.
Four communities received grants to support entrepreneurial training and economic development.