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State tax reform proposal will include tax cuts for seniors
By Pamela Pritt, Register-Herald Reporter

State Republicans plan to cut the income tax on seniors' Social Security benefits, but don't yet know what that means for an ailing state budget.

House Majority Whip John O’Neal, R-Raleigh, announced the proposal to a group of AARP members gathered at Tamarack on Wednesday. 

“It’s about time,” O’Neal said, noting W.Va. is one of only a dozen states...


Claim Filed Against Wetzel Board Member
Lauren Matthews - Staff Writer, Wetzel Chronicle

At Monday night's meeting of the Wetzel County Board of Education, parent Johnna Harter spoke concerning an incident that occured at the Nov. 2 board of education meeting.

Harter said her son had spoke at the board meeting and was approached by a board member after the meeting. Harter said the board member acted "very inappropriately."

Harter said she has been...


Educators Speak Out Against Changes
By Lauren Matthews - Staff Writer

Tensions were high Monday night as several Wetzel County educators spoke out against the board of education regarding changes recently made in system. The educators' frustrations came to a head after a recent petition, filed by concerned Wetzel County parent Christina Coulter, called for the board's removal of new superintendent Leatha Williams. The petition has since been signed by over 1,028...


Board member questions Dilly's absence from meeting
By Liz Beavers, Tribune Managing Editor, Mineral Daily News-Tribune

KEYSER - Mineral County Board of Education member Kevin Watson expressed his displeasure at the beginning of the regular meeting Tuesday over the absence of superintendent Shawn Dilly.

Saying he was not aware that Dilly would not be present Tuesday, Watson said the meeting should have been rescheduled for a time when the superintendent...


Teachers, officials find common ground
By Sarah Plummer, Register-Herald Reporter

Teachers and administrators are supporting the West Virginia Department of Education’s move toward repealing and replacing the state’s current K-12 academic standards, but they hope this change will stick.

Fayette County Superintendent Terry George said the he will support efforts to improve student achievement across West Virginia.

“My view on this, and a view I...