The State of Virginia has been taking some big steps to support the local craft beer movement in recent years, making it easier to dispense brews-and leading to more manufacturing, agriculture and tourism jobs.
There are regulations that can still make it a challenge for breweries to get off the ground-but today, in part two of our continuing series, a look at the lobbying efforts of the state’s craft brewers:
For a journalist, there are at times stories that go beyond columns and minutes and have a life that needs hundreds of pages to be told. Journalist Beth Macy of Roanoke found such a story in the Factory Man.
Summer travel can be expensive, but a Richmond man is doing his part to keep costs down – offering a unique place for visitors to sleep.
Andrew Cauthen is a professional musician and a minimalist. He lives modestly in a working class neighborhood called Barton Heights. Last spring, he had an idea – to build a tiny guest house out back – just a room, really, with a sleeping loft. The job was completed quickly.
An Internet video series, aimed at Mayors across Appalachia debuts this week. Virginia Tech is producing the series called “Save Our Towns.” Its mission is to share ideas for dealing with the challenges facing communities in southwestern Virginia --- and to highlight successful projects.
Each episode includes a segment called, "Examples of Awesome". The first one focuses on the town of Big Stone Gap, where a new movie by author and director Adriana Trigiani recently wrapped up filming and helped boost the local economy.