Southwest Virginia

History Hunt SWVA Facebook Page

350 years ago, Thomas Batts and Robert Fallam became the first European explorers to reach southwest Virginia.

The Nature Conservency

Southwestern Virginia has a long history of coal mining, but its energy future is a work in progress.  A pilot project is underway to transform former coal mines into six, solar electricity plants, in the central Appalachian coalfields.

Covid Companions

Apr 27, 2021
Virginia Tech

When COVID-19 began changing everyone’s lives in the winter of 2020, the town of Blacksburg started planning ahead. It mobilized resources and created a coalition of public officials, academics, and volunteers to keep health and safety measures going out there. But one man was concerned that there was more that needed to be done for the community, something not so easily seen. 

CDC

Officials with the hospital system that serves southwest Virginia and northeast Tennessee believe the UK COVID-19 variant is driving a surge of cases there.

The hospital system that serves southwest Virginia and northeast Tennessee is warning that another COVID-19 surge is building in the region.  This surge is impacting younger people in the community.

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