2017-07-26 / News

Jim Vance had home here

by Trish Rudder

Longtime Washington, D.C. television news anchor Jim Vance, who died on Saturday, July 22, had a home in western Morgan County.

“Although I never met him, I heard he was a motorcycle guy who loved riding Route 9 West,” said local writer and businesswoman, Jeanne Mozier.

“It’s a great road for motorcycling.”

The house was purchased “probably in the mid 80s or early 90s and was sold about a year ago,” said agent Bob Dugan of Coldwell Banker Premiere, the selling realtor.

Vance’s house on the Cacapon River waterfront was in the River Ridge Subdivision. Dugan said the original structure of the house was torn down to the foundation and a log home was rebuilt after Vance purchased the property.

“It was a nice log home,” Dugan said.

Dugan said he knew Vance rode a motorcycle, and the first time he met Vance at the office, Vance was driving a fairly new black corvette.

Dugan said he went outside the office to meet Vance, and Vance followed Dugan back to the office.

“You’re a little taller than I imagined,” Dugan said, and Vance laughed.

“Well, I sit behind a desk,” Vance said.

He said Vance was very gracious and down to earth. “He was a super nice guy.”

“He was a pleasure to work with,” Dugan said.

Vance had said that he was diagnosed with cancer early this year, according to NBC4 news reports.

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