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Berkeley Co. receives grant to repair courthouse

November 27, 2013
Associated Press

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Berkeley County has received a $100,000 state grant to make repairs to its historic courthouse.

Media outlets report that the grant from the West Virginia Courthouse Facilities Improvement Authority will be used to replace the building's roof. The county must provide 20 percent in matching funds for the project.

The Berkeley County Council has identified the roof as the courthouse's most urgent repair need. The project doesn't include the building's dome.

Work on the project could begin in January.

The courthouse was built before the Civil War. It hasn't been used for court proceedings since 2006.



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