The Barbour County Development Authority unveiled a mural celebrating the county’s past Tuesday afternoon.
The Authority debuted a mural painted by AmeriCorps volunteer JoLynn Powers, which highlights the building’s history as a general store in Philippi.
This mural is the first in a series of projects planned to spruce up parts of the county and highlight its past and future, working with the authority’s director.
“She and I both have an interest in history and the culture of West Virginia, so this was a wonderful way to share that love and admiration for our culture right here in our own office,” said Powers.
Authority officials said they plan to commission a second mural to feature the county’s present and future opportunities.