May 13, 2016
The communities of Cleveland, St. Paul and Dungannon, a “string of pearls” along the Clinch River in southwestern Virginia, have a lot to celebrate. A coalition of public and private groups worked over many years to convince Virginia regulators and legislators to designate 130 miles of the Clinch River and a patchwork of land along its banks as a state park, overcoming objections to this unconventional geographic layout.
Participants in the Clinch River Valley Initiative – CRVI – believe the park will help the area realize its potential as a major tourist attraction. WMMT Contributor Rich Kirby takes us to St. Paul to join in the celebration.