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New license plate honors WV's 150th birthday

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CHARLESTON, WV (AP) — Drivers can now show their state pride with a new license plate marking West Virginia's 150th birthday.

The Division of Motor Vehicles is offering the tag to the owners of passenger vehicles throughout the year.

The DMV says drivers can exchange their current license plate at any regional office or by mail at the time of renewal.

They can exchange sooner for a pro-rated registration fee.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says he appreciates the DMV's commitment to the state's heritage.

West Virginia split from Virginia during the Civil War. Activities commemorating the state's birth are scheduled throughout the spring, culminating in a big celebration in Charleston from June 20 through June 23.

 

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