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State announces over $2 million in taxpayer savings

CHARLESTON - Acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Sept. 29 announced that the state saved $2.61 million of taxpayer money through the issuance of the state's Infrastructure General Obligation Refunding Bonds, which were sold to investors yesterday. The $2.61 million in savings represents a 13.65 ...

W.Va. students commemorate 9/11 anniversary

CHARLESTON, W.Va. About 500 schoolchildren from across West Virginia commemorated the 10th anniversary of the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, on Thursday, Sept. 8 with a Declaration of Commitment ceremony sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Education.The event at the state Culture ...

Updates made for drivers

CHARLESTON - On Aug. 10 the West Virginia Board of Education adopted updated state driver education content standards to add rigor and address distracted driving that poor use of today's technology can cause.Updates to Policy 2520.8, Next Generation Driver Education Content Standards and ...

No Child Left Behind waiver to be sought

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia plans to seek a waiver from key aspects of the No Child Left Behind law, which could free hundreds of schools from federal sanctions.The U.S. Department of Education announced Aug. 8 that waivers would be available under certain conditions.State Schools ...

Home Instead offers Craving Companionship

MARTINSBURG - The local Home Instead Senior Care office is encouraging family caregivers to dig into the family recipe box to find that dish, and prepare and share a meal with their senior loved one.Then enter that recipe and the story about what makes the dish so special in the Craving ...

Truancy to be topic at regional meetings this fall

KINGWOOD, W.Va. Supreme Court Justice Robin Jean Davis announced July 28 the details of an unprecedented new effort to coordinate judicial truancy programs in West Virginia.Beginning this fall, Justice Davis will appear at 14 regional meetings of school superintendents and principals to ...

Berkeley County orchestra reaches begins 16th year

MARTINSBURG - The Berkeley County Orchestra Program has added an additional string teacher to provide string education in three high schools, five middle schools and six intermediate schools.At this time students from fourth grade and up are invited to sign up for free violin, viola, cello and ...

DMV to implement changes to licenses

CHARLESTON - West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles' Commissioner Joe Miller announced the first step in an enhanced driver's licensing system was made last week at the agency's Kanawha City Regional Office. Full implementation in all 23 regional offices should be completed by July 28.The new ...

National Guard soldier dies in accident

CHARLESTON - A West Virginia Army National Guard soldier assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group, Kenova, W.Va., was fatally injured during training exercises at Fort Harrison, Mont.Sgt. Francis Thomas Campion III, 31, suffered injuries while involved in airborne operations at ...