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

28 May 2017 at 6:57pm

  • Alliance aimed at increasing childcare in the New River Valley - Roanoke Times
    28 May 2017 at 5:04am

    Roanoke Times

    Alliance aimed at increasing childcare in the New River Valley
    Roanoke Times
    The New River Valley-based Alliance of Better Childcare Strategies' (ABCs) aim is to make Gilbert's experience a rarity. ?Really its purpose is to look at the childcare infrastructure and say the fact that we have this really fragile and inadequate ...


  • Indivisible New River Valley member to oppose Del. Nick Rush - Roanoke Times
    19 May 2017 at 5:41pm

    Roanoke Times

    Indivisible New River Valley member to oppose Del. Nick Rush
    Roanoke Times
    Then she joined Indivisible New River Valley, and decided to run for office when she realized Rush, R-Christiansburg, would run unopposed for re-election. Ketner is opposed to the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline, something state lawmakers have little ...


  • New CASA Volunteers - NRVN News
    26 May 2017 at 12:29am

    NRVN News

    New CASA Volunteers
    NRVN News
    CASA of the New River Valley, a program of NRV CARES, welcomed three new Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers. Clare Fugate and Laura Hayes of Radford, and Debby Quick- Conner of Copper Hill were sworn in as officers of the 27th ...

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  • Pulaski police say illegal tattoo artist infected customers with hepatitis - ...
    26 May 2017 at 10:33am

    Roanoke Times

    Pulaski police say illegal tattoo artist infected customers with hepatitis
    Roanoke Times
    ?Testing, prevention and treatment are effective measures against hepatitis, which is a significant public health threat in the United States, in Virginia and in the New River Valley,? Dr. Noelle Bissell, director of New River Health District, said in ...

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  • Giles man arrested, charged with human trafficking - WSLS
    11 May 2017 at 7:34am

    WSLS

    Giles man arrested, charged with human trafficking
    WSLS
    Gusler is accused of bonding women out of the New River Valley Regional Jail in Pulaski and holding them in his Giles County home against their will. He allegedly threatened the women, telling them that leaving him would revoke their bond and send them ...


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