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Possibilitarian Tighe Bullock bringing Charleston’s neighborhoods back to life


Tighe Bullock is one of the rare people who can say they grew up in Thurmond—the New River Gorge coal and rail boomtown that, by the time of his 1990s childhood, was nearly a ghost town. It’s an origin story that drove his choice of career.
As a teen, Bullock worked on the construction crew at a building his father’s firm was rehabilitating in Charleston’s Elk City. Unlike Thurmond, which he sadly admitted was too far gone, Elk City’s faded old commercial center and residences right in the state’s capital were, to him, just waiting to be restored to their old charm and vitality.
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