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Public Meeting Held on Sugar Grove Proposal


A nonprofit is holding a public meeting this week on its proposal to convert a Navy base to a career college.

KVC Health Systems Inc. consultant Thomas S. Bailey will discuss the proposal at the meeting on Wednesday at a community center in Franklin.

The Navy plans to close its Sugar Grove base in Pendleton County in September. KVC wants to convert the base to a career college for young adults who emerge from foster care without a support system.

Bailey tells the Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg, Virginia, that the college’s emphasis would be on postgraduation, on-the-job training opportunities and career placement support.

The West Virginia Division Corrections has proposed converting the base to a state prison.

The General Services Administration hasn’t made a decision on the proposals.