PHOTO: Charleston police show teens dangers of impaired driving

PHOTO: Charleston police show teens dangers of impaired driving

As part of Broken PROMise, Charleston police officers teamed up with first responders in South Charleston to demonstrate to South Charleston High students what could happen if they drive under the influence. South Charleston High’s prom is...

Kanawha YMCA offers to help save Fayette school

Kanawha YMCA offers to help save Fayette school

SMITHERS, W.Va. — Leaders of the YMCA of Kanawha Valley and a local community college offered the Fayette County school board help Thursday to keep Valley High School open.

Fraternity at WVU suspended for violating rules

Fraternity at WVU suspended for violating rules

As the semester draws to a close, West Virginia University no longer will recognize one of its fraternities as a school-sanctioned student organization.

East Bank Middle to dismiss students early

East Bank Middle to dismiss students early

East Bank Middle School is dismissing students at 10 a.m. today because of a power outage, according to a recorded message from Kanawha County Schools.

WV authors strive to develop good character in children’s series

WV authors strive to develop good character in children’s series

It’s been a decade since Chuck Stump and Jim Strawn published their first children’s book through Four Dolphins Press.

Scholastic author teaches powerful use of words

Scholastic author teaches powerful use of words

Even at a young age, words can make a difference in the world.

Anti-bullying speaker hoping to make difference for WV LGBT community

Anti-bullying speaker hoping to make difference for WV LGBT community

Tori Chestnut, a 12th-grade student at Capital High School, was not having it.

WVSU sues Dow over water pollution at Institute campus

WVSU sues Dow over water pollution at Institute campus

West Virginia State University has sued Dow Chemical and former operators of the Institute chemical plant, alleging that the facility has contaminated the groundwater under the university’s campus.

Gas leak causes closes school

Gas leak causes closes school

Bridge and Clendenin elementary schools in Elkview dismissed early Thursday because of a gas leak, according to a message from Kanawha County Schools.

Justice signs virtual ed bill, vetoes non-public student vocational access bill

Justice signs virtual ed bill, vetoes non-public student vocational access bill

Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday signed a bill allowing public school systems to offer home-schoolers and other students full-time K-12 virtual education, and vetoed legislation that would’ve let home and private school students attend public...

Fayette school board backs consolidation, but hearings still occurring

Fayette school board backs consolidation, but hearings still occurring

ANSTED — Jennifer Campbell was the lone speaker at Ansted Middle’s school closure public hearing Tuesday evening, and was among only three speakers earlier that day at a hearing for Midland Trail High, which...

WV Gov. Justice signs bill eliminating RESAs, banning Common Core

WV Gov. Justice signs bill eliminating RESAs, banning Common Core

Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday signed a bill eliminating the current Regional Education Service Agencies and the state Office of Education Performance Audits.

Marshall Board of Governors plans for worst with four budget proposals

Marshall Board of Governors plans for worst with four budget proposals

With the state budget in limbo, Marshall University’s Board of Governors adopted during a Wednesday meeting four scenarios to respond...

WV Gov. Justice signs higher-ed bill

WV Gov. Justice signs higher-ed bill

Gov. Jim Justice signed into law Tuesday afternoon his bill to reform higher education, giving more autonomy to the state’s larger universities.

WV ed leaders feel Common Core ban won’t actually ban current standards

WV ed leaders feel Common Core ban won’t actually ban current standards

House Bill 2711 says the West Virginia Board of Education is “prohibited from implementing the Common Core academic standards.”

Nicholas board members suggest WV governor is behind delay

Nicholas board members suggest WV governor is behind delay

Nicholas County school board members have become more vocal in their concern over the fact that the state Board of Education hasn’t yet voted on their proposed school consolidation plan.

Volkswagen  emission scandal researcher speaks at Rotary Club

Volkswagen emission scandal researcher speaks at Rotary Club

From the beginning, Daniel Carder had a hunch.

Before he and his team collected any data on a Volkswagen borrowed from a Craigslist seller, things weren’t adding up. The seller told him in his three years with the car, he had never filled ...

WV public school’s Bible class heads to court

WV public school’s Bible class heads to court

PRINCETON, W.Va. -- Gym is Trenton Tolliver’s favorite class. But the 7-year-old is also a huge fan of the weekly Bible course at Princeton Primary, his public elementary school. He gets to play matching games about Bible stories and listen to...

Conference on college alcohol, drug abuse set at WVU

Conference on college alcohol, drug abuse set at WVU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – A conference on the risks of alcohol and drug abuse on college campuses is set at West Virginia University.

Library program aims to encourage children to read

Library program aims to encourage children to read

The Kanawha County Public Library is launching a new pilot program today to try to expose more children to the joy of reading at an earlier age.

Photo: WV Social Studies Fair

Photo: WV Social Studies Fair

About 425 students, ranging from third to 12th grade, from all over the state gathered Friday at the Charleston Civic Center for the West Virginia Social Studies Fair. The fair features projects that cover topics including history, sociology,...

Nitro High teacher allegedly tweeted call for Islam ban

Nitro High teacher allegedly tweeted call for Islam ban

A Nitro High teacher allegedly tweeted #BANISLAM earlier this month, followed by this: “imagine how much more peaceful the Middle East, and the entire world would b [sic] with no Muslims.”

WVU OKs foster college plan at for Montgomery campus

WVU OKs foster college plan at for Montgomery campus

West Virginia University’s governing board Friday morning approved the terms of an agreement...

Kanawha school board buys books, OKs new courses, honors employees

Kanawha school board buys books, OKs new courses, honors employees

Kanawha County’s school board voted unanimously Thursday to buy new textbooks and other instructional materials for French and Spanish classes as well as to add more vocational education courses that also can grant math credit.