Southwest Virginia

You can’t come to Abingdon without experiencing its awe-inspiring natural landscape. Here are a few suggestions to get you started. Read more

The Daily Post

Efforts are underway to create a new and, more importantly, sustainable, economy in this culturally-rich Southwestern part of the state. Read more


The Southwest Virginia regional brand gets a reboot. Read more

The Daily Post

Country artist Kaitlyn Baker releases a love song to Southwest Virginia. Read more

The Daily Post

The success of Southwest Virginia’s Crooked Road Heritage Music Trail. Read more



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Paula Rowe

Country music up-and-comer Kaitlyn Baker may be from a small town, but she’s chasing big dreams. Read more



jeff greenough

Chef Marcus Blackstone has a devoted following of foodies in Southwest Virginia who don’t mind traveling to keep up with the peripatetic gourmet. Read more



Photo Courtesy of Hunter Apiaries

Hunter Apiaries breeds superbees. Read more

Best of Virginia 2013

The Virginia Living guide to Southwest Virginia's creative economy. Read more

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Heartwood, a hub for artisans and their work in southwest Virginia, is now open. Read more


Pickin and Grinnin Feature

Jeff Greenough

There are a lot of places to listen to hard-drivin’ bluegrass and old time music, but few, if any, can match the annual Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention. Read more

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Michael J.N. Bowles

You wouldn’t expect to find a destination restaurant on a lonely stretch of highway in southwestern Virginia, but Cuz’s has been pleasing coal barons and college students with its “uptown” cuisine—and zany porcine décor—for 31 years. Read more

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Michael J.N. Bowles

Burke's Garden, in southwestern Virginia, pop. 300, lies in a beautiful, isolated, high-altitude valley with no post office, cell phone service or cable, and a harsh climate. As one resident says, "Something unpredictable could happen at any time." Read more

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Jeff Greenough

A pair of former Chicago chefs have brought haute cuisine to Chilhowie’s Town House. By Christina Ball • Photography by Jeff Greenough Read more

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