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    I can’t afford to live where I have called home, and it’s heartbreaking.

    by C.McCoy, over 1 year ago
    My name is Courtney McCoy. I’m 32 years old and I live in Blacksburg and have for the majority of my life. When I was 15 and 1/2 I started EMT classes at Virginia tech whilst attending high school at Blacksburg High (class of 07-graduated early). I became a certified EMT by 16 and was captain of the Junior crew on Longshop-McCoy rescue where I served for three years and won multiple awards and served in an officer position. I then moved to Blacksburg rescue where I spent two more years volunteering for our beautiful community. Due to all I... Continue reading
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    Finding Housing as a Young Professional

    by lschneider, over 1 year ago

    Laina Schneider originally moved to Blacksburg in 2010 to attend Virginia Tech. Her mother used to live in Blacksburg and her grandfather was a professor at Virginia Tech, so even though she did not grow up here it has always felt like home. She left Blacksburg to go to graduate school in California and although she loved it there, her connection to the landscape and culture of the New River Valley, as well as the ability to be closer to her family, brought her back.

    Laina is now the Executive Director of a small nonprofit, Live Work Eat Grow. A... Continue reading