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By Bishop Nash, The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON — The need for social support in West Virginia’s public schools is well-documented and equally dire.

There are 10,522 homeless students in the Mountain State — which continues to drag at or near the bottom in most poverty metrics — with the opioid epidemic splintering the family unit at every corner.

But schools in a handful of West Virginia counties are preparing for the addition of new state-funded and...




CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS, WVAH) — It's hard to believe many kids soon will be heading back to school in our area.

For teachers, that means the annual challenge of making sure they have what they need for the classroom.

The Adopt-A-Teacher program helps fill that need.

Sponsors can "adopt" a teacher, agreeing to buy as many items on the list as possible.

For Theresa Holt, it is a big help to make sure her special education students...


By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Delegate Pat McGeehan has lost all his committee assignments, and he’s proud of it.

“Because I didn’t vote the way they wanted me to,” McGeehan, R-Hancock, said prior to a floor session in the House of Delegates last week.

McGeehan and Delegate Tony Paynter, R-Wyoming, each received letters this month that they would be removed from their committee assignments.

Each had made several votes against...


The number in itself is staggering. It’s enough to pause thought, blocking the mind from moving to the next stage of trying to understand what it means or what to do.

In West Virginia, 10,522 students are homeless. That’s 4 percent of the entire student population enrolled in the state’s K-12 schools, or one kid out of every classroom with 25 students. The data comes from the West Virginia Department of Education and covers the 2018-19 school year.

Further examination shows...

  • By Eddie Trizzino Times West Virginian

WHITE HALL — Bonnie Dunn’s mother gave up her only child just four days after giving birth.

The rest of Dunn’s life would be shaped by this decision. She ended up being raised by her grandparents who performed all the duties that would normally be done by parents.

“I don’t know where I would be today,” Dunn said. “My mom... lived with us for a while and then she remarried and left, but she had turned...