Associated Press Published

Company Continues Effort to Acquire Sugar Grove Base

Pendleton County

A health care company is continuing its effort to acquire a Navy base in Pendleton County after the facility closes.

KVC Health Systems has proposed converting the Naval Information Operations Center in Sugar Grove into a community college that would serve young adults emerging from the foster care system.

KVC spokeswoman Jenny Kutz tells the Daily News-Record of Harrisonburg. Virginia, that the company will continue to partner with community and state leaders to make its vision a reality.

Earlier this month, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin turned down the federal government’s offer to transfer ownership of the 122-acre base to the state. State corrections officials had suggested that the base be used as a women’s prison.

The Navy plans to close the base at the end of this month.