State doles out $336,000 in preservation grants

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The State Historic Preservation Office has doled out $336,000 for 17 projects across West Virginia.Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on Tuesday presented more than $228,000 in grants for nine projects involving the restoration or archaeological development of sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places.Those grants were awarded to projects in Charleston, Fairmont, Fayetteville, Moundsville, Sutton and Wheeling.
An additional $107,000 in Historic Preservation Office grants were awarded for eight projects involving surveying and planning in Charleston, Fairmont, Ronceverte, Weirton, and in Greenbrier, Hampshire and Kanawha counties.The office is part of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. 
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