Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

STATE Briefs

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

STATE Briefs

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Public archeology event scheduled on West Side

A public archeology event will take place Saturday and Sunday on the grounds of the historic Glenwood Estate on Charleston's West Side, giving people a hands-on chance to take part in an excavation or observe the work as it progresses. Sponsored by the Historic Glenwood Foundation and the Glenwood Center for Scholarship in the Humanities, the excavation will take place between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day. Those interested in the hands-on approach to public archeology are urged to bring work gloves and arrive in work clothes. A team of professional archeologists will coordinate the survey.

Glenwood is located at 800 Orchard St. near the intersection with Park Avenue. Parking is available directly across Park Avenue at Stonewall Jackson Middle School.

Built in 1852, Glenwood was the home and headquarters of a large agricultural plantation that once covered much of Charleston's West Side. It was the former home of the Laidley, Summers and Quarrier families, as well as a number of their African American slaves and servants. The home and the remaining two acres that surround it are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The weekend's activities are funded in part through a grant from the West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office of the state Division of Culture and History.

Berkeley couple donates $500,000 to fight litter

MARTINSBURG - A Berkeley County couple has donated $500,000 to fight roadside litter in the county.

The donation from Bill and Bonnie Stubblefield will be used to establish an endowed fund with the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation.

Bill Stubblefield is a former county commissioner and the founder of Berkeley Community Pride, which promotes recycling, litter control and education. He tells The Journal that roadside litter is one of the greatest blights in the county.

He said there have been numerous past attempts to address roadside litter. But the problem remains.

The new effort would be managed by Berkeley Community Pride and financed through the endowed fund.

Stubblefield said he hopes others will donate to the fund. …

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