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WVU marching band to perform in 2016 Macy’s parade
WVU marching band to perform in 2016 Macy’s parade

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University’s marching band has been chosen to perform in the 2016 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The university announced the selection Saturday. It will be the WVU band’s first...

WVU marching band to perform in 2016 Macy’s parade
WVU marching band to perform in 2016 Macy’s parade

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University’s marching band has been chosen to perform in the 2016 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The university announced the selection Saturday. It will be the WVU band’s first ...

WVSU board OKs tuition, fee increases totaling 7 percent

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Board of Governors at West Virginia State University has approved tuition and fee increases of approximately 7 percent for in-state undergraduates.

The Charleston Gazette...

Photos: West Virginia State celebrates day it received its land grant
Photos: West Virginia State celebrates day it received its land grant

It was a day of celebration at West Virginia State University’s campus in Institute where the 125th anniversary of the Second Morrill Act was marked. The Second Morrill Act established the nation’s network of Land-Grant universities, including W.Va. State. The celebration began with the planting of a ceremonial pecan tree, which were part of the campus’ original landscape. Refreshments also were available.

WVU to send satellite into space
WVU to send satellite into space

Craft will collect data on weather,

radiation, other

space conditions

State education official receives CDC recognition

A West Virginia school nurse has won a national award for work in improving childhood immunization.

Rebecca King, a state school nurse consultant and coordinator for the West Virginia Department of Education, was recognized Thursday by the U.S....

W.Va. author, Health and Human Services secretary to speak at university graduations

A pair of renowned women from West Virginia will give commencement speeches next month at two of the state’s university graduation ceremonies.

Jeannette Walls, a Welch native and author of “The Glass Castle,” and Sylvia...

Poca High to be closed Friday for electrical issues

Poca High School will be closed today due to electrical issues. The school also was closed Thursday, but Appalachian Power work crews were not able to find a break in the power line. A Putnam County spokeswoman said the power company will have to run...

West Liberty head says no decision yet on building closures

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. (AP) — West Liberty University interim President John McCullough says no decision has been made on a proposal to close three buildings on campus.

McCullough says the university is studying other options to reduce costs....

Students have close encounter with nature for Earth Day
Students have close encounter with nature for Earth Day

A girl with Shirley Temple curls held back by a blue and pink polka dot headband shrieked as she timidly touched her fingers to the snake’s smooth but scaly skin.

“Is he gonna bite us?” she asked, pulling her hand back as...

Virus briefly shuts down state education computer network

A state public education network was overloaded last week by what some school officials believe to be an Ohio County student who used a virus to render computing services inoperable for about 20 minutes.

The attack, known as a denial-of-service...

Raises funded by maintenance cuts upset union workers

Maintenance budget to lose $300,000 in proposed 1 percent personnel raises

Kanawha school board approves new property tax rates

The Kanawha County Board of Education on Tuesday approved a set of reduced property taxes that help fund the state’s largest school system.

At a meeting last month, board treasurer Lisa Wilcox presented the school system’s regular...

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