- Associated Press - Monday, September 21, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A state program has awarded grants totaling $100,000 to eight projects that promote healthy living in communities.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced the Growing Healthy Communities grants on Monday.

The largest grant, $20,000, was awarded to Discover Downtown Charles Town to evaluate the walkability of sidewalks and other pedestrian infrastructure, and to develop a plan to connect these areas.

Grants also were awarded for healthy living projects in Ronceverte, Fairmont, Martinsburg, Morgantown, Ripley, Beverly and Elkins.

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