The Franklin News-Post|
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
A meeting is set for today for public comment on the proposal to seek National Heritage Area status for The Crooked Road.
The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. at the Rocky Mount Municipal Building on Donald Avenue.
A National Heritage Area (NHA) is defined as a place "where natural, cultural, historic, and scenic resources combine to form a cohesive, nationally important landscape."
According to The Crooked Road officials, there are currently 49 such areas in the United States, and the NHA status helps promote those areas.
The Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trail begins in Franklin County and winds through far Southwest Virginia.
The generations of musicians of this region and the communities that are home to this music have a unique history and have played a major role in the development of American music. This is the basis of the effort to seek NHA designation.
As part of the process of seeking NHA status, The Crooked Road is holding a public meetings throughout the region to seek input and comments. At each meeting, the public is invited to attend and participate.
Written comments may be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to The Crooked Road, One Heartwood Circle, Abingdon, VA 24210.
For more information, contact Jack Hinshelwood, executive director of The Crooked Road, at 276-492-2402.