Beckley Will Keep The Black Knight Brand

In a statement to WOAY NewsWatch, Mayor Rappold said the only change the name will
receive is that it will no longer be referred to as a Country Club, but rather
it will be called The Historic Black Knight.

He also stated that the general consensus was to keep the name Black Knight due to the
popularity of the name.

“To make a name change now in the midst of all these other changes we feel would be a
marketing blunder,” said Mayor Rappold.

The mayor did say a name change might be possible after the Historic Black Knight becomes
more established.

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Jonathan Chance grew up in Birmingham, AL where he experienced many different types of weather. The storm that is remembered more than any other is the 2011 Super Outbreak. The tornadoes passed within 20 miles of his home and affected the lives of many people around him.