New River Valley virginia, nrv

The New River and the New River Valley are the backdrop for folk tales, stories of survival, and original music. They have lent themselves to both legends and lore, happy times and heartache, forming and nurturing good-hearted people with rugged character and simple lives. I hope to be always counted among them.
Radford | Dublin | Roanoke | Christiansburg
Galax | Wytheville | NRV history

Having lived near the New River in all the states that it flows through, I am one of millions who know the powerful influence it exerts. The modern way of life would be improbable in the area, were it not for the electricity it provides from the dams. The many recreational opportunities are some of the region's best, with boating, fishing and whitewater rafting that inject cash into the local economies. Farmers settled this land between the Blue Ridge and the Appalachian mountains long ago, exploiting the rich soil that ages of erosion have provided. Others have lost their possessions or lives to the many floods, yet the river's ecosystem would lose its health and vitality without these seasonal events.(top)

It's been said:

  1. How odd it is that an "old river" would be named "New River", but there are many theories about how it got its name. Scientists have varying opinions about the age of the river, anyway.
  2. The New River is the only or one of the few rivers in the world or Western Hemisphere that flow north or "mostly north". It just ain't so. Read on...
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Virginia's NRV Activities*

New River Valley Virginia Forecast, nrv
hiker, nrv, new river valley * The NRV is in the main area of southwest Virginia, including: Grayson county, Carroll county, Whythe county, Pulaski county, Montgomery county, and Giles county.
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New River Valley (NRV) News

24 Apr 2017 at 11:35pm

  • New River Valley experiencing flooding as rain continues - WSLS
    24 Apr 2017 at 8:16pm

    WSLS

    New River Valley experiencing flooding as rain continues
    WSLS
    PULASKI COUNTY, Va. - Flooded roads are causing problems for drivers in the New River Valley as several roads are closed. In Pulaski County's Heritage Park, the area in which you would normally see park benches and trails is now several feet underwater ...
    Flooding closes schools, roads throughout the New River ValleyWDBJ7

    all 2 news articles »

  • Flooding prompts schools, road closures | Montgomery County ... - Roanoke Times
    24 Apr 2017 at 7:49am

    Roanoke Times

    Flooding prompts schools, road closures | Montgomery County ...
    Roanoke Times
    Rain across the Roanoke and New River valleys has led to flooding in parts of the region, hampering roads and closing schools.

    and more »

  • Hepatitis C cases rise in New River Valley - WDBJ7
    30 Mar 2017 at 11:30am

    WDBJ7

    Hepatitis C cases rise in New River Valley
    WDBJ7
    (WDBJ7) The number of reported cases of hepatitis C is on the rise in the New River Valley. The Virginia Department of Health reports more than 1,000 cases of the disease diagnosed since 2012. A public health associate from the Centers for Disease ...


  • Got It? Flaunt It... Natural Assets in the New River Valley - WVTF
    14 Apr 2017 at 10:50am

    WVTF

    Got It? Flaunt It... Natural Assets in the New River Valley
    WVTF
    Southwest Virginia is home to world-class outdoor attractions, from its rivers and mountains to biking, hiking and more. Community development groups are looking to capitalize on those natural assets to make the region a destination for eco-tourism.


  • Generosity In a Time of Uncertainty - WVTF
    24 Apr 2017 at 4:04am

    WVTF

    Generosity In a Time of Uncertainty
    WVTF
    So this year, for the first time, the foundation is working to leverage the efforts of various organizations in the New River Valley working on the same thing, say, hunger relief, early childhood education. The idea is to help them communicate with ...


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