Spearhead Trails group: We want ideasWe currently have dozens of trails in Southwest Virginia. Has anyone bothered to ask why they haven't brought prosperity to the region?
By Ida Holyfield, Post Editor
Appalachia — When it comes to the need for advancing a regional trails development project, the folks packing town hall last Wednesday night were of one accord:
The sooner, the better.
The more localities involved, the better.
Spearhead Trails, a multi-use project modeled in part after West Virginia’s Hatfield-McCoy Trail System, would extend roughly from Pocahontas, near Bluefield, to Cumberland Gap, encompassing seven coalfield counties and the city of Norton.
Now in its second year, the trail development project is currently focused on completing a feasibility study which officials can take to the Virginia General Assembly to justify funding requests. The goal is to have trails open and bringing visitors to the region by 2012. [link]
We just keep building them. Lots of them.
And we keep getting these promises of future prosperity.
There's a land that I heard of Once in a lullaby.
Somewhere, over the rainbow, skies are blue.
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true.
Dreams really do come true? WHEN?