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►  World War I Exhibit Opening in West Virginia

Uniforms, artillery and weapons from World War I are included in a new exhibit at the West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s Culture Center in Charleston.

The exhibit is being unveiled Saturday at the State Capitol Complex. The event runs from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and is open to the public.

The exhibit is titled “World War I: West Virginia in the War to End All Wars.“ Items included are from battles on the Eastern and Western Fronts. Some have been donated from West Virginians and their families.

The event is being held to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I.

►  West Virginia BOE Approves School Closures in Fayette County

The West Virginia Board of Education has voted to approve all but one of a county’s proposed public-school closures.

The state board approved the Fayette County School Board’s proposed closures Wednesday, with the exception of Meadow Bridge High School that will remain open.

State board member Miller Hall says he voted to keep the high school open because of transportation concerns.

The school closings will leave the county with three high schools and shut down a few other schools that border with other counties.

Other school closures include Mount Hope Elementary, Ansted Middle School and Fayetteville High School.

The Fayette County School Board initially approved the school closings in a 4-1 vote in May.

Congratulations to the Meadow Bridge supporters.  You fought hard and long without ceasing and deserve to keep your school.  Your children will not have to be split to three counties or travel long distances.
Your communities must be so proud.  The years you stood before the state board and in every local board meeting were worth it.  Kudos!

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