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New trail spurs property sales in Mercer Co.

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BRAMWELL, W.Va. (AP) -- Property sales have increased in some parts of Mercer County since a branch of the Hatfield-McCoy Trail system opened in 2012.

Bramwell Mayor Louise Stoker says buyers have been acquiring properties in her town that have been vacant for years.

Stoker tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that Town Hall continues to receive inquiries from potential buyers.

She says a house providing lodging for ATV riders opened last week. She also was contacted by a man looking for a large property to provide lodging.

Local volunteer Skip Crane says property also is being sold in Montcalm. Some structures are dilapidated, but Crane says they're still better than a tent.

The Pocahontas Trail opened on May 25, 2012.

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