Barbour County Development Authority unveils new mural


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.

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