Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Virginia State News

March 6, 2013

Russell Co. won’t back Crooked Road heritage bid

BRISTOL, Va. — The Russell County Board of Supervisors isn’t going to support the Crooked Road heritage music trail’s bid to become a National Heritage Area.

Board members rejected a resolution to support the designation this week.

Interim county manager Rufus Hood tells the Bristol Herald Courier that the board voted 4-3 to draft a resolution of non-support.

Crooked Road officials say the designation would provide the trail’s 19-county region with more recognition, funding and marketing tools.

Supervisor Bob Gibson says the Crooked Road already does a good job promoting itself.

Opponents also are concerned about the risk of infringement on property rights.

Officials in Abingdon and Bristol, Va., have formally voiced support for the designation. Other localities haven’t yet taken an official stand.

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