In Episode 8 of Save our Towns, Field reporter and Virginia Tech student, Jessica Snead, takes you to Lebanon to show how high-speed broadband transformed the tiny Southwest Virginia town. Tony Dodi, mayor of Lebanon, describes how his town capitalized on broadband to attract new high tech businesses and create jobs to his town. Episode 8 also features advice from USDA state director, Ellen Davis, with some surprisingly diverse projects for towns seeking funds. Kim Steika, Landscape Architecture Project Coordinator at the Community Design Assistance Center, sits down in our faculty interview to talk about a park and trails in the town that has been the star of our first season – St. Paul.
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference center is the premier hotel in Blacksburg, Va., and the only hotel located on the campus of Virginia Tech. Preston's Restaurant at the Inn features seasonal menus, local produce, the freshest ingredients, and fine dining.