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Huntington advances in grant competition

Herald-Dispatch photo by Lori Wolfe Mayor Steve Williams speaks at Pullman Plaza Hotel on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2016, after the announcement that Huntington has advanced in the America's Best Communities competition.

Herald-Dispatch photo by Lori Wolfe
Mayor Steve Williams speaks at Pullman Plaza Hotel on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2016, after the announcement that Huntington has advanced in the America’s Best Communities competition.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The city of Huntington is one step closer in its quest to be named America’s Best Community and win $3 million to go toward various community improvements.

Representatives with Frontier Communication announced to a room full of local leaders Wednesday at the Pullman Plaza Hotel that Huntington was selected as one of 15 communities that will advance to the semifinals round in the competition.

Although the list containing the 15 semifinalists was released earlier Wednesday morning, that did not detract from the enthusiasm in the room.

During the announcement, Tammy Shingleton, the area general manager at Frontier Communications, presented Williams and other leaders with a ticket to the ABC Summit, which will take place April 26-27 in Durham, North Carolina…

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