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Brooke County companies honored for 100 years in business


The last 100 years have seen a world war, a Great Depression and huge advances in technology.

Eight Brooke County businesses have lived through all of it.

Secretary of State Mac Warner honored them with the brand-new West Virginia Centurion award Thursday afternoon, recognizing their century of serving customers.

Among those given the commemorative plaques were the Wellsburg Chamber of Commerce and the James Funeral Home in Follansbee.

Warner said the name ‘centurion’ comes from Roman times, and was used for those who showed perseverance and character.

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