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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-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-29-2014

By Sarah Harmon, Staff Writer
The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register

The Marshall County Board of Education may choose to support a statewide pay raise for teachers after hearing a presentation from Owens Brown, the Northern Panhandle representative for the West Virginia Education Association, at Tuesday's meeting.

According to Brown, West Virginia teachers' salaries trail the national average by nearly $10,000. He said the teachers' pay in the state ranks 48th in the...

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