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U.S. Senator Capito revels in the Spa City treatment

By Tina Alvey, The Register-Herald

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — From a solemn moment at a creekside monument memorializing local people who perished in the 2016 flood to an energetic hike through a construction site that is steadily transforming an old school building into a boutique hotel, U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and her entourage were treated to the definitive Spa City tour Friday.

Other stops on the tour were the West Virginia Great Barrel Company’s Harts Run factory; a block of Main Street businesses, many of which are owned and/or managed by women; and the new White Sulphur Springs Pool and Wellness Center.

Those accompanying Capito on the tour included White Sulphur Mayor Bruce Bowling and City Manager Lloyd Haynes, entrepreneur and philanthropist Tom Crabtree and Charles Hammerman, whose Disability Opportunity Fund (DOF) has purchased several Main Street buildings and the former White Sulphur High School, which is being repurposed as a fully-accessible boutique hotel.

“Today’s visits throughout Greenbrier County made clear that this community is as resilient as ever,” Capito said in a statement released by her office. “Whether it was the revitalized environment along Main Street, the people who make our small businesses thrive or the services provided to our neighbors with disabilities, it was impactful to see firsthand how far the community has come since 2016. I appreciate Mayor Bowling and all those who are working each day to continue making White Sulphur Springs a great place to live and raise a family.” …

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