Hinton granted land to improve river access

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HINTON, WV (WVNS) — Efforts to create more river access in Hinton were a success.

On Thursday, June 3, 2020, the state gave the city of Hinton the plot of land behind the local Save-A-Lot and Advance Auto Parts on the river. Mayor Joe Blankenship said they will use the land for river access for boaters, and plan to build bathrooms and a picnic shelter.

“Boaters and fisherman that come here from all over the state, they’re tourists as well and they need better access,” said Blankenship. “We’re real thrilled about this and we really want to thank the state for their support in this.”

Blankenship said they look forward to start clearing the land and applying for grants to improve the area.

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