"A pretty little village of little account"

That's how Big Lick was described before the coming of the railroad. A little village of little account.

Think about how Roanoke is described today. From the city's own website - hidden in the html for search engines:

"The official Web site of the City of Roanoke, Virginia, named a five-time All-America City

a Top Digital City. Roanoke is a thriving locality where urban centers,

charming neighborhoods, and breathtaking scenery come together in the perfect balance."

Does it sound all that different to you? Sounds like someplace to visit, but not much else. So will the medical community be the Norfolk Western of the 21st Century? Will they make the City the thriving metropolis it once was?

If not them, then who?

Just a question to ask yourself.

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