Proposed corridor may create boon for...

Proposed corridor may create boon for Virginia counties

There are 6 comments on the Bluefield Daily Telegraph story from Dec 20, 2010, titled Proposed corridor may create boon for Virginia counties. In it, Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports that:

CLAYPOOL HILL, Va. - A proposed new highway corridor from Claypool Hill in Tazewell County to Interstate 81 in the vicinity of Chilhowie, Va., is gaining local support.

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New Hope, VA

#1 Dec 20, 2010
Now that would be a boon for this area. The reason we are left out of so much is our distance from the interstates. This is something the citizens, business owners and politicians need to get behind and support fully.
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Port Republic, VA

#2 Dec 20, 2010
basically said it had the chance of snowball in hell coming about. So why did the state wast the money on the study knowing that it will most likely never be built and if it ever is it will 30 years away. Maybe need to help fatten up some more friends. A new road will also give us a better way out of this armpit of Virginia. Go Will Morefield.

Gladys, VA

#3 Dec 20, 2010
it would be nice to get this hyway

Hermitage, TN

#4 Dec 20, 2010
That would be so great.

Gadsden, AL

#5 Dec 27, 2010
I like SW Virginia just as it is and, really, would not like to see more growth. This proposed hwy would increase property taxes, population, demand for services, and allow for outside investors to come in and profit off the back of our community.

What we really need is growth in our agricultural areas. So many family farms are falling to ruins it is sad. Virginia has some of the best farmland in the east yet we import nearly all our food from other countries and big corporate farms. We need laws that would support a re-growth of area farms and agricultural projects. This would keep SW VA for us, add jobs, and benefit our State and local community.

United States

#6 Dec 27, 2010
Alec, While I can't say that I'm completely on board with you as far as no growth for SWVA, I do completely agree with you as far as seeing the need for more support for our family farms. We do import entirely too many agricultural products when we have the means to more fully support ourselves through our own farms. Unfortunately, the citizens of Tazewell County do not put as much emphasis on fresh, healthy food as currently seen in other surrounding areas. The supply is (or at least could be) present, however, the demand is not. You see very few restaurants offer healthy options, because, let's face it, it is more expensive to offer and folks around here do not support it. I have seen more obese children in this area than any other I have lived because Chee-tos (sp?) are less expensive than homegrown carrots and apples. Tazewell has a farmers market, and although it is my understanding that it has been a victim of poor management (just what I've heard, don't know for a fact) it hasn't grown as millions of others have, because the buyers are not shopping. I would FULLY support more growth and opportunties for local farmers. I will be more than happy to help with this effort as well if we could get a group together to do so. I would suggest that citizens speak with the local agricultural agent about this to get recommendations if you feel so inclined. Let's talk it up!

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