By CLYDE FORD
Staff Writer, Charles Town
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Nan Furioso sat behind a wooden desk in the Antique Center in downtown Charles Town recently, a rack of brochures to her left highlighting the sights to see in the town she loves to promote.
For some time, Furioso has offered tours of the Jefferson County Courthouse and walking tours past historic downtown homes.
Now, Furioso has started the Charles Town Convention and Visitors Bureau at 200 W. Washington St. in an antique shop.
While it's a small operation, Furioso has big plans for tourism in town.
"People are now beginning to see Charles Town as unique with its history," Furioso said. "People are telling me they're making Charles Town a separate destination."
The official opening for the visitors center will be Saturday at 12:30 p.m. when officials will cut a ribbon outside.
But Furioso already is at a desk with maps of the area to help visitors.