BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- The Morgan County Courthouse construction project will begin officially at noon Saturday with a groundbreaking ceremony.
It will occur a little more than two years after the Aug. 8, 2006, fire that destroyed the courthouse and other county government offices.
The courthouse groundbreaking will be at the site of the old courthouse building on Fairfax and Washington streets.
The public is invited and refreshments will be provided, county administrator Bill Clark said.
"This is a new chapter," he said. "We are excited about finally breaking ground."
Several tents are to be put up for the ceremony, Clark said, and people will be protected if it rains.
U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito and West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin are scheduled to speak at the ceremony.
Morgan County Commission President Glen R. Stotler will welcome the crowd, and Commissioners Thomas R. Swaim and Brenda J. Hutchinson willÂ introduce the speakers.