Gilmer Free Press
Flashback: What Happened on May 03, ....
• 1892 The West Virginia Colored Institute, later to become West Virginia State College, opened at Institute, Kanawha County, with James Edwin Campbell as principal.
• 1973 The West Virginia Board of Regents announced plans to combine Bluefield State College and Concord State College. The plan never materialized.
• 1992 The following Democratic candidates for governor met in a televised debate: Governor Gaston Caperton, Attorney General Mario Palumbo, State Senator Charlotte Pritt, and Larry Butcher.