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Southwest Va. officials plan for ATV trail system

Sunday - 2/12/2012, 3:56pm  ET

POCAHONTAS, Va. - Officials in southwest Virginia are hoping to break ground on a new trail system for all-terrain vehicles this year.

Tazewell County officials and area recreation officials say they hope the Spearhead Trail system will invigorate the town of Pocahontas and bring tourism to the region. The first sections of the trail would be a total of about 53 miles.

Tazewell County Administrator Jim Spencer tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph ( http://bit.ly/zK4bBN) that county officials must first secure agreements with the two landowners along the path of the proposed trail, then hire a contractor to build the trail system.

The Southwest Regional Recreation Authority would operate the trail.


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