Church

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On August 23, 1970, the first Mormon “stake” in West Virginia was organized in Charleston. It was an important milestone because it demonstrated that the Mormon religion had grown significantly in West Virginia.

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A Huntington church cancelled services following a fire that damaged the building.

Media outlets report that the fire broke out early Sunday morning at Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church.

Montgomery
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A historic former black church in Montgomery has become the target of vandalism.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that vandals have broken down the doors and busted the windows of the First Baptist Church, which has been empty since July 2012. They've also broken antique cups and plates and scattered hymnals and other church materials on the floor.

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It’s been 59 years since the Curtis Freewill Baptist Church in Harpers Ferry has been open with a regular congregation. This historical African-American church was the main building of worship during the days of Storer College, a predominantly black school that first began as a place to teach former slaves and eventually grew into a full-fledged degree-granting institution.