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27 high schools across WV chosen for Secretary of State's Jennings Randolph Award  WV News

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner on Wednesday said 27 high schools had been selected to receive the Jennings Randolph ...

Roundup: New Haven's King wins West Virginia Open qualifier at Riverside  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Jason King of New Haven took home medalist honors with an even-par 70 on Saturday in the West Virginia Open qualifying event at Riverside Golf Club in ...

Poca High School Lab Day  WOWK

Poca High School lab day, aimed to help kids get excited about science while they participate in fun experiments.

Poca HS administrator remembers late soldier - WV MetroNews  West Virginia MetroNews

Nick Jividen's former teacher says he loved being a soldier.

Auto detailer marks 10th anniversary in Teays Valley  Charleston Gazette-Mail

It's been a prosperous decade of detailing at Black Diamond Auto Detail in Hurricane, which is observing its 10th anniversary at its current location in 2019.

Teachers to return to classes after 2nd day of strike over now-killed bill  ABC News

Nearly a year after they went on strike and inspired educators nationwide to do the same, West Virginia teachers wielded their power again and this time ...

UPDATE: W.Va. bill to allow military funerals at schools passes Senate  WSAZ-TV

Senate Bill 154 ensures that funerals and memorial services can be held at school facilities for fallen soldiers, veterans, and first responders across the state.

UPDATE: W.Va. Senate bill aims to allow military funerals at public schools  WTAP-TV

West Virginia Senate Bill 154, if passed, would ensure that funerals and memorial services can be held at public school facilities for fallen soldiers, veterans, and ...

Putnam County teachers, service personnel will go unpaid because of strike  Charleston Gazette-Mail

POCA — Rain poured down on students, *service* personnel and teachers picketing outside of Poca High School at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Poca's Ethan Payne earns gamer honors  Huntington Herald Dispatch

Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. & the Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week's male Gamer of the Week to sophomore Ethan Payne of Poca High ...

UPDATE: Name released of Poca High School student killed in weekend car accident  WSAZ-TV

William Smith, 17, of Poca, was pronounced dead around 5 a.m. Thursday morning.

'Come Drive with Us!' school bus-driving event Thursday in Poca  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Licensed and otherwise qualified drivers 21 and older are invited to take a spin behind the wheel of a Putnam County school bus this week — and discover if it's.

Report: Charleston Co. teacher on administrative leave lived with high school student, inappropriately touched  Live 5 News WCSC

A Charleston County teacher on administrative leave lived with a high school student and inappropriately touched him when he was a teacher at a West Virginia ...

Poca High student dies from injuries suffered in truck wreck - WV MetroNews  West Virginia MetroNews

POCA, W.Va. — A Poca High School student died Wednesday night from injuries suffered in a truck crash last weekend, the Putnam County sheriff's department ...

Roane County High School teacher suspended over allegations that date back nearly two decades  WOWK

According to a 21-page suspension order signed by Steven L. Paine, the State Superintendent of Schools, a Roane County High School science teacher has ...

Alexander Loren Knoll | Obituaries  WV News

Alexander Loren “Alex” Knoll 24, of Huntington passed away Thursday January 17, 2019.

Roane County High School teacher suspended over allegations dating back two decades  WOWK

The teacher, according to an order in the case, is able to apply to reinstate his teaching certificates after one year.

Bill to allow military funerals at schools passes WV Senate  WDTV

The West Virginia Senate passed a bill Wednesday aimed at allowing military funeral services to be held at schools.

UPDATE: Putnam County educator fired after DUI charge  WSAZ-TV

The Putnam County Board voted to suspend Brad Knell without pay and terminate a probationary contract with him.

Zack Bogan named new Poca girls basketball coach  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Former Charleston Catholic girls basketball coach Zack Bogan will take over the Poca girls basketball program.

Much of WV legislative session focused on education  Huntington Herald Dispatch

CHARLESTON — Saturday marked the end of this year's regular legislative session in West Virginia, much of which focused on education.

Joanna Parkins Craigo | Obituaries  WV News

Joanna Parkins Craigo of Winfield went to be with the Lord on April 10, 2019.

UPDATE: Body of West Virginia soldier killed during training exercise returns home  WDBJ7

A flag-draped coffin covering the casket of Specialist Nicholas “Nick” Caleb Jividen, 21, was met by family, friends and military members late Thursday night at ...

PHOTO: Simulation warns teens against drunk driving | Putnam  Charleston Gazette-Mail

The West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration is traveling the state with its DUI simulator to teach students about the dangers of driving under the ...

Top 3 Players To Watch Class AA | West Virginia Wire  West Virginia University Wire

Now that we have informed you of our class A players to watch, it is time to dive right into class AA. There is so much talent from the top to the bottom of this class ...

Putnam school board hires new Hurricane High principal  Huntington Herald Dispatch

WINFIELD - The Putnam County Board of Education voted Monday night, on a voice vote with no nays heard, to hire away the new principal of Kanawha ...

Rivals in Rhythm perform for hometown supporters at Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center, in Clarksburg WV  WV News

CLARKSBURG — Rivals in Rhythm, a collaboration among Washington Irving and Bridgeport middle school students, performed their award-winning show for ...

William F. “Bill” Murray | Obituaries  WV News

William F. “Bill” Murray of Rainelle, WV, formerly of Hometown, WV passed away in the Hubbard Hospice House, with family present, on December 25, 2018 ...

Hampshire hires new football coach | News |  Hampshire Review

Hampshire High's football program is under new leadership.

Despite Bill's Demise, W.Va. Teachers to Strike for 2nd Day  U.S. News & World Report

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Almost a year to the day after West Virginia teachers went on strike that launched a national movement, they're doing it again.

Best places to take prom photos (FlipSide) | Flipside  Charleston Gazette-Mail

West Virginia is filled with many photogenic sites. Since prom season is around the corner, many are wondering where they should take their prom pictures.

Strike three: Oakland teachers set to walk out Thursday  USA TODAY

Oakland public school teachers are set to become the third such group from a major city to strike this year, after their Los Angeles and Denver peers.

WV State Marching Band Championship winners announced  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Thirty-six high school bands and two middle school bands from around the state showcased their talents in the seventh annual West Virginia State Marching ...

River Ridge Church 'leaves the building' for community service projects  Charleston Gazette-Mail

On Sunday, May 5, the congregation didn't show up for weekly morning services at River Ridge Church Teays Valley at 1 Saturn Way in Hurricane.

More than half of students in Putnam miss school on strike makeup day  WSAZ-TV

PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- As educators rally in Kentucky, students and teachers in West Virginia continue to feel the impact of a nine day statewide ...

Roundup: WVU baseball falls 8-6 at Kansas State  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Kansas State plated five runs in the bottom of the first to hold off the No. 20 West Virginia University baseball team 8-6 Saturday in Manhattan, Kansas.

Mark Richard Kiser  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Mark Richard Kiser, 48, an exceptionally loving husband and extraordinarily devoted father, went to be with the Lord December 18, 2018. Formerly of Teays ...

Show choirs cultivate creative spirit, camaraderie at county high schools  Charleston Gazette-Mail

The walls inside Jami Jarrett's office are lined with pictures that go back several decades. They remind her of a longstanding tradition at Poca High School and in ...

Poca Football Player's Condition Improves After Crash, Calls Team to Check In  WSAZ-TV

A Poca High school football player is expected to make a full recovery after he was involved in a serious car accident in Kanawha County.

Foster care crisis in West Virginia ongoing (FlipSide)  Charleston Gazette-Mail

The foster care system crisis has been a problem for years. It not only affects young children, but it can severely impact the life of a teen.

WV high school marching band competition winners announced  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Winners have been announced for the sixth annual West Virginia State Marching Band Invitational Championship, held at the University of Charleston Stadium ...

New faces, new coach for Poca  Huntington Herald Dispatch

The Herald-DispatchHUNTINGTON - Poca High School has a new man calling the shots for boys basketball this season. Derek Ragle, an assistant under ...

Putnam County school chief "extremely disappointed" in arrest of former principal - WV MetroNews  West Virginia MetroNews

WINFIELD, W.Va. — Putnam County School Superintendent John Hudson said he'll make a recommendation in the near future to the Putnam County Board of ...

County Sheriff's Department officer retires after 27 years on force  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Putnam County Sheriff's Department 1st Lt. Lisa Arthur went off duty officially on July 2, after 27 years of honorable law enforcement *service*.

The Latest: Teachers to Strike a 2nd Day in West Virginia  U.S. News & World Report

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on a teachers' strike in West Virginia (all times local):

Several area soccer players earn all-conference | Sports  Williamson Daily News

It was a big year for high school soccer in Logan and Mingo counties as several Mingo Central, Chapmanville Regional and Logan athletes were named to the ...

House Clerk Steve Harrison sets goal to kick field goals his age  Charleston Gazette-Mail

State House of Delegates Clerk Steve Harrison uses football kicking as an outlet from a job that has him regularly sitting behind a desk.

Meet the candidates: House of Delegates, 13th District  Point Pleasant Register

Editor's Note: As we approach the November General Election, the Point Pleasant Register will be running articles allowing the candidates in conteste.

Charleston to host state marching band competition  Huntington Herald Dispatch

CHARLESTON — The seventh annual West Virginia Marching Band Invitational Championship will feature high school bands from around the state on Saturday ...

Finding your dream prom dress for less (FlipSide)  Charleston Gazette-Mail

As you know, we are getting closer to the end of the school year. That can only mean one thing — it's finally prom season. Everything from the dresses and.

Recently rehired Putnam teacher charged with DUI  Charleston Gazette-Mail

A former Putnam County principal recently rehired as a teacher was arrested Thursday night and charged with driving under the influence.

Panhandle father, son inducted into Marching Band Directors Hall of Fame  Herald-Mail Media

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Thirty-eight high school bands from around the state showcased their talents in the sixth annual West Virginia State Marching Band ...

Things for teens to do in November (FlipSide)  Charleston Gazette-Mail

There are many things to do in this area for the month of November. Below are some events going on this month:

2019 Congressional Youth Art Competition winners announced  My Buckhannon

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Eight young artists have been selected as winners in the annual Congressional Art Competition, which is on display in the Balcony ...

Winfield High show choir to present 'We've Got Drive' show, luncheon  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Winfield High School's General Admission show choir members are inviting the public to leave the driving to them, dig in to a midday meal and enjoy its “We've ...

Grant helps fund Putnam school resource officers  Charleston Gazette-Mail

A prevention resource officer — a police officer stationed in a school — wears a badge and many hats.

Region 2 WORKFORCE West Virginia offers career and financial aid seminars  Williamson Daily News

HD MediaHUNTINGTON - Region 2 WORKFORCE West Virginia is hosting several free, one-hour informational sessions for parents of high school students ...

'Steeped in tradition,' Putnam County Fair returns  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Not much changes at the Putnam County Fair each year, but that's what organizers say makes it so special to the community.

Innerviews: Musical composer putting spotlight on a dark subject  Charleston Gazette-Mail

It's not fluff. Don't expect Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire or tap dancing to Cole Porter-ish compositions.

Plenty of activities around the area for teens in September (FlipSide)  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Charleston and the surrounding area has many fun and exciting activities for teens throughout the year. Here are some events in September:

Leann Ray: Look what's coming back -- FlipSide for teen readers, contributors  Charleston Gazette-Mail

At 14 years old, I decided what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.

2018 state marching band championship winners announced  Huntington Herald Dispatch

CHARLESTON — Thirty-six high school bands and two middle school bands from around the state showcased their talents in the seventh annual West Virginia ...

Class Notes: Sept. 24, 2017  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Ethan McLeod Leef received his Eagle Scout rank and Bronze Eagle Palm on Sept. 19 at a Boy Scout Court of Honor held by Troop 5 at First Presbyterian ...

Schedule set for the sixth annual West Virginia Marching Band Invitational Championship  Huntington Herald Dispatch

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The sixth annual West Virginia Marching Band Invitational Championship will feature high school bands from around the state on ...

Hurricane High softball stars sign with Division I programs  Huntington Herald Dispatch

Hurricane High School softball continues to send players to play college ball, with two signing at NCAA Division I programs on Thursday.

Photos: Huntington High School Highlanders conduct band competition  Huntington Herald Dispatch

Bands from around the region march to the field to take part in the Huntington High School Highlanders marching band competition on Saturday, September 16, ...

Innerviews: Teacher's coaching career covers all bases  Charleston Gazette-Mail

“I was a busy guy,” he said. Try full-time teaching and coaching and going to graduate school, all at once. That's busy. Steve Crosier loves life on the active list.

CMHS invitational draws hundreds of show choir supporters and fans  Huntington Herald Dispatch

ONA - Gearing up for his third tour of duty with the U.S. Navy, Terry Cox was thrilled to kick off another season of his daughter's show choir competitions before.

Poca's Casey Skeens signs to play softball at Eastern Michigan  Charleston Gazette-Mail

As a sophomore two years ago, Poca's Casey Skeens gave her verbal commitment to play softball at Eastern Michigan.

State arts camp wrapping up amid uncertain future  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HUNTINGTON - The bulk of the focus of the Governor's School for the Arts at Marshall University has been on expanding the capabilities and creativity of 112 of ...

WVSSAC hands down new classifications starting in 2016-17  Jackson County Newspapers

Ravenswood moves down to Class A; Ripley now smallest in Class AAA.

Cabell Midland graduates Class of 2016  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HUNTINGTON - At roughly 460 graduates, the Cabell Midland High School Class of 2016 alone had enough students form one of the more populated West ...

West Virginia learns Finland's 'most honorable profession': Teacher  CNN International

When newly minted West Virginia Schools Superintendent Dr. Steven Paine told parents, teachers and educators in 2005 that he wanted to use Finland as a ...

West Virginia Chemical Spill Reflects Dramatic Weakness in US Resolve to Enforce Drinking Water Safety  Circle of Blue WaterNews

Poisoned water shut down state capital and exposed endemic carelessness in oversight. West Virginia Chemical Spill. Photo & caption courtesy West Virginia ...

Putnam Princess Parties help make dreams come true  Beckley Register-Herald

The dreams of many little girls include visits from fairy godmothers, tea parties with beautiful princesses and ballroom dances with Prince Charming.

Overview of signing day for instate football recruits - WV MetroNews  West Virginia MetroNews

A look at some of the notable high school players in the state who have made decisions on where they will play football in college.

Bob Starkey Bio

Bob Starkey, one of the top minds in all of college basketball, enters his 22nd season at LSU and 13th season on the LSU women's basketball staff. Starkey has ...

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