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January 30, 2014

By Lauren Talotta
WBOY-TV

A little more than a week after the Harrison County Board of Education voted 4-1 not to extend Superintendent Susan Collins' contract, members voted on Wednesday to issue a contract to her replacement: Mark Manchin.

The board voted three-to-one after meeting in executive session to offer Manchin the job and offered him a three-year contract that will take effect July 1, 2014.

"Change is always difficult," Manchin said. "All I ask is give...

January 30, 2014

By Jenni Vincent
Journal Staff Writer

MARTINSBURG - Slowly but surely is the way Penny Price describes how her body is changing since she first began taking advantage of a weight management program offered at The Wellness Center - a cooperative effort that's done in conjunction with the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency.

After a few months, Price has lost about 20 pounds and also sees a difference in how she feels.

While exercise is an important part...

January 30, 2014

By Beth Christian Broschart, Staff Writer
The Inter-Mountain

PARSONS - The Tucker County Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Eddie Campbell have several major goals for 2014, including trying to pass a successful excess levy, officials said this week.

Meetings have been held across the county to gather parent, student, teacher and resident input for the push to pass a levy, Campbell said.

"We hope to build an increase in college and career...

January 31, 2014

By Jeff Jenkins
WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Last year it was ‘Feed to Achieve.’ This year the effort aimed at West Virginia schoolchildren is ‘Move to Improve.’

The state Senate is considering a bill that would require an additional physical activity for students in the state’s elementary, middle and high schools.

Representatives of the two teachers unions in West Virginia told a group of senators Friday they support the concept but don’t want an additional...

January 31, 2014

(Intelligencer Editorial)
The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register

Really excellent school teachers, the kind whose influence sticks with their students throughout their lives, seldom get the credit they so richly deserve. That will change for some of them during an event scheduled for this evening.

Members of the late Lee Alexander West's family have chosen to honor his memory in one of the most thoughtful, wonderful ways possible.

West, a 15-year-old freshman at...

January 31, 2014

New LEED school planned for Beckley
By Stuart Hammer
WOAY-TV

BECKLEY – A Raleigh County school is moving towards a new future, and that future is green.

Stratton Elementary in Beckley could be torn down in the next several years to make way for a brand new energy-efficient building.

Officials from the West Virginia School Building Authority announced their vision for a new facility that will rely on bonds. Part of the construction plans will include energy...

January 31, 2014

By Whitney Burdette
Charleston Daily Mail Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The state Senate is considering a bill that would require all West Virginia students to participate in at least 30 minutes of physical activity at school each day.

Senate Majority Leader John Unger, D-Berkeley introduced the proposal, dubbed the Move to Improve Act.

He said Move to Improve is the second piece of Feed to Achieve, an initiative passed by the Legislature last year to make nutritious...

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