By CLYDE FORD
Staff Writer, Charles Town
HALLTOWN, W.Va. - As bidders and interested people gathered at an empty quarry parking lot Thursday afternoon, Bank of Charles Town officials broke the news to them that the auction for the former limestone quarry had been called off.
Bob Hersey, bank vice president and trust officer, said the decision to call off the auction had been made about an hour before the scheduled 1 p.m. sale.
Hersey declined to comment on why the sale was called off.
"At this point, it's just been canceled," he said.
The bank holds the note on the Shenandoah Quarry property, he said.
The owners of the adjoining Millville quarry were interested in buying the property, said Richard Freedman, real estate manager with Bardon Inc., the owner of the Millville site.