9/20/2013 7:54 AM
by Nadine Grimley
BECKLEY - The city of Beckley's future was on the minds of many residents at a hearing Thursday night.
Around 100 people attended the first in a series of meetings aimed at discussing a comprehensive plan the city may adopt for the next ten years. It focused on the strengths and challenges the city will face during the next decade while it attempts to grow.
Some residents said they're glad to see the hearings take place.
"I just want to see everybody work together, the community come together and support each other," said Beckley resident Andrew Radford. "I think if we do that and continue to do these meetings, our town will continue to grow."
The plan included tourism, transportation, housing, and entertainment.