The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission is overhauling its student loan repayment program by luring young people to one of the 40 localities in Southwest and Southside Virginia for jobs that are hard to fill. A nurse moving to Halifax County could get $140,000. A high school teacher moving to Russell County could get $24,000. They argue young people have to leave rural areas to pay off student loan debt, so if they are willing to return, the Tobacco Commission will forgive the debt.
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Bill Wyatt holds a B.S. in Telecommunications from Radford University. He is a radio and television station owner, journalist, broadcaster, web designer, and media consultant.
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