Flashback: What Happened on July 18, ....
• 1890 The People’s Building Association was incorporated in West Virginia by the following: M. R. Lowther, J. P. Saunders, W. E. Fleming, S. B. Rathbone, Jr., G. M. Riddle, and William Beard, all of Elizabeth, Wirt County. The association’s main office was in Elizabeth.
• 1893 1893 the Spencer State Hospital, Roane County, was opened.
• 1979 United Airlines announced it would discontinue service to the Kanawha Airport in Charleston.
• 1983 J. C. Penney became the first store to open in the new Charleston Town Center shopping mall. Other anchor stores opened in the following weeks with the entire mall opening in November.