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Fayetteville turning old school into cultural hub

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) -- Fayetteville officials are working to preserve and repurpose a stone building that once served as the town's high school.

Town Superintendent Bill Lanham tells The Register-Herald that the goal is to transform the old Fayetteville High School into a cultural, arts and education center.

Lanham says the town is accepting bids to replace the building's roof.

The town also has applied to have the building placed on Preservation Alliance of West Virginia's endangered properties list. Lanham says that would help the town obtain grants and other funding.

The building was built in 1923. After a new high school was built, Fayette County school officials used the building for storage from 1999 until 2004. It's been vacant since then.

The town acquired the building in 2011.

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