Encova Mutual Insurance Group is giving $2 million toward West Virginia University’s planned new John Chambers College of Business and Economics building, the university announced in a Friday news release.

HUNTINGTON — The Marshall University Board of Governors on Thursday approved a $40,000 salary increase for President Jerome Gilbert, who had previously declined raises when they were granted to faculty and staff the past two years.

The percentage of West Virginia public school students scoring at least “proficient” in reading and math only marginally increased last school year from the year before, while science proficiency dropped, according to statewide standardized test data released by the state Department of Educa…

Cabell County Teacher of the Year Clara Tucker-Clemons is escorted to the stage by Cabell County Superintendent Ryan Saxe at the 2020 West Virginia Teacher of the Year Gala in Charleston Wednesday night. Tucker-Clemons, named a finalist for the honor, is a fourth grade teacher at Highlawn El…

Marshall County Teacher of the Year Jennifer Schwertfeger receives the award for 2020 West Virginia Teacher of the Year from state Superintendent of Schools Steve Paine during the 2020 West Virginia Teacher of the Year Gala at Embassy Suites in Charleston Wednesday night. She is a science te…

BridgeValley Community and Technical College’s president said Friday the Staats building on Charleston’s West Side “is probably not No. 1” anymore among possible sites to relocate most of the South Charleston campus.

Kids show up to West Virginia schools in worn-out shoes with holes, the used soles separating from the shoes. There are kids who show up in a sibling’s hand-me-down footwear, their smaller feet clunking around in the ill-fitting shoes.

MILTON — After receiving every item she sought in an online donation campaign Friday, Milton Elementary School third-grade teacher Jennifer Saul will have to go back to the books and rewrite the lesson plans she worked hard to complete over the summer.

Funerals for Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Beemon, Michael - 11 a.m., Snyder Cemetery, Churchville.

Cart, Edith Fay - 11 a.m., Beal Cemetery, Leatherwood.

Dent, Frances M. - 1 p.m., Allen Funeral Home Chapel, Hurricane.

Hagy, Alfred - 1 p.m., Simon - Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

Rogers, Diana - 2 p.m., Dunbar Towers, Dunbar.

Winter, Janet - 6 p.m., Elizabeth Baptist Church, Bancroft.