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Former West Virginia Navy Base up for Auction Again

Sugar Grove

A 123-acre former Navy installation in Pendleton County is up for auction again after federal officials say the previous high bidders were “unable to complete the transaction.”

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the U.S. General Services Administration said in a statement Tuesday that a new auction for the former Navy Information Operations Command installation would be held, in which bidders would be able to mail in bids and deposits.

Bids then will be publicly opened and a winner declared sometime in November.

The last online auction ended in July, after an $11.2 million bid went unchallenged for a 24-hour period.

The successful bidder was anonymous. GSA officials say the high bidders weren’t able to finish the transaction.

Before closing last year, the site was being used for intelligence gathering.