The church hopes to complete the two-story, 15,327-square-foot building by the end of February, he said. The church will hold around 500 people.
Smith said he hopes to open the building up for community use. The church is hoping to partner with other organizations to build athletic fields, outdoor picnic areas, playgrounds, walking trails and the like on the land, he said.
Bob Anderson, business recruiter for South Charleston, recognized Larry Levak, who will retire as advertising director of Charleston Newspapers Dec. 31 after 33 years with the company.
"He has meant so much to us," Anderson said of Levak.
Anderson said advertising in Charleston Newspapers has helped South Charleston attract businesses to the city and crowds to its special events.
Levak said he has mixed emotions about retirement. He's been at the newspaper so long that the employees have become family, he said.
Daily Gazette Co. President Elizabeth Chilton said Levak is one of the nicest people she's met. He'll be missed at the newspaper, she said.
Reach Lori Kersey at lori.ker...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1240.