Get Help to Pay Off Student Loan Debt with New Program

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Franklin County is part of a new program of the Virginia Tobacco Revitalization Commission which will help pay off student loan debt for recent college graduates who reside in Franklin County (or another tobacco region community) and fill in-demand jobs.

The Talent Attraction Program will award up to $48,000 per graduate over four years when recipients live and work in the tobacco region at specific jobs in education, health care, engineering, and computer technology. Award recipients also are required to become civically engaged in the community by volunteering with local non-profits or government activities. Continue reading “Get Help to Pay Off Student Loan Debt with New Program”

Home for the Holidays

Even though the holidays are a little hectic — family, friends, and so many holiday parties — it can be a great time to reconnect with home.

Take some time out for new adventures in the Roanoke Region this season. Meet new people, see new places, sample new foods (and brews) … and share.

We’ll be sharing some of our favorite holiday experiences on Instagram, and we’d love to see yours as well. Tag #Get2KnowNoke and #RoanokeOutside (for those outdoor adventures).

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Millennials Love the Roanoke Region

Where are the coolest and most affordable cities for millennials? If you guess Roanoke, then you are right.

The Roanoke Region was noted as one of “25 Cities that Millennials Can Afford and Actually Want to Live In” by The Penny Hoarder. Roanoke came in at No. 12 with an affordability rank of 5, millennial happiness rank of 18, and economy health rank of 15.

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