- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

FAIRLEA, W.Va. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has signed a lease agreement for a clinic site in Fairlea.

The Register-Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1RTNBJF ) the clinic will serve about 1,700 veterans in the region.

Beckley VA Medical Center spokeswoman Debbie Voloski says the VA’s lease for the 4,800-square-foot building was awarded for five years, with five additional one-year options.

The VA previously leased the 8,500-square-foot Community Based Outpatient Clinic at the Rahall Building in Maxwelton. That clinic was closed in April after employees complained for over a year about headaches and dizziness blamed on air quality issues in the building, where other businesses also operate.

Voloski says the Fairlea building was originally designed as a restaurant, noting that the structure has since been used for a variety of businesses.

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Information from: The Register-Herald, https://www.register-herald.com

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