Robbie Harris http://wvtf.org en Birthplace of Country Music Museum Opens http://wvtf.org/post/birthplace-country-music-museum-opens <p></p><p>The Birthplace of Country Music Museum is opening in Bristol, Virginia this weekend. Nashville may be the mecca of this music today, but as Johnny Cash himself put it, Bristol was the site of the ‘Big Bang’ that led to the universe of country music we know today.</p><p>It was there that the now famous “Bristol Sessions” were recorded by then unknown musicians.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:14:37 +0000 Robbie Harris 24923 at http://wvtf.org Birthplace of Country Music Museum Opens Chinese Herbs Growing in Virginia http://wvtf.org/post/chinese-herbs-growing-virginia <p>More Americans than ever before are turning to Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture to heal and prevent disease.&nbsp; Many states, including Virginia now license practitioners and regulate the industry.</p><p>As the sector grows, there is more demand for Chinese Medicinal herbs, an important aspect of the practice. A new project underway to grow Chinese medicinal herbs here is taking root in Floyd Virginia. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:07:56 +0000 Robbie Harris 24045 at http://wvtf.org Chinese Herbs Growing in Virginia Rules for Flying Your Drone http://wvtf.org/post/rules-flying-your-drone <p>With all the talk about drones, you’d think the industry was ready to take off. But not until the Federal Aviation Administration determines safety rules for commercial U.S airspace.&nbsp; And that could be more than 2 years away.&nbsp; Meantime, that means no flying commercial drones without a special permit.</p><p></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:36:32 +0000 Robbie Harris 23669 at http://wvtf.org Rules for Flying Your Drone Coalfields Expressway Plan Under Scrutiny http://wvtf.org/post/coalfields-expressway-plan-under-scrutiny <p></p><p>A plan for a controversial highway, known as the Coalfields Expressway, will undergo a full environmental impact study by the Virginia Department of Transportation.</p><p>V-DOT has described the plan the road as an economic lifeline for a region with a depressed economy. But citizen groups see it as benefiting only coal mining companies and not local communities.</p><p><br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:30:28 +0000 Robbie Harris 23511 at http://wvtf.org Coalfields Expressway Plan Under Scrutiny Using Local Culture to Nurture a Depressed Economy http://wvtf.org/post/using-local-culture-nurture-depressed-economy <p></p><p>The mountains of Southwest Virginia were once known for coal mining, manufacturing and agriculture --- and the boom and bust cycles that go with them.&nbsp; Now the region is looking toward more lasting routes to prosperity.&nbsp; They’re using nature and the local creative culture to nurture their economy.</p><p></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:09:58 +0000 Robbie Harris 23332 at http://wvtf.org Using Local Culture to Nurture a Depressed Economy