Southside

Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation & Microsoft

Southern Virginia's economy has been devastated by the loss of the tobacco and textile industries that sustained it through much of its history.

Now with the help of a corporate giant, local innovators are trying to remake part of Southside in the image of the digital age.

Miguel Gereda / Creative Commons

The number of children who live in poverty is coming down across the country. But not in Virginia.