I agree that the people are good people there. I miss that part of it. However the county itself is in ruin. That has to do with jobs, economy, the drug problem that is quite concerning for a county with a rather small population, no access to a major interstate to help attract business, etc.<quoted text>I still live in McDowell County. I couldn't ask for any more caring people than right here.
When M-V was built/opened back in 1979, Welch/Gary high students didn't want M-V. The school was the downfall.
A school is a building, I doubt the school itself had anything to do with what it has now become. I was there a few years after it opened. I don't recall hearing anyone say that they did not want to be there and wishing the Welch High and Gary High were still open. I got a good education there actually and went on to be very successful in college. I am not sure what transpired with the closing of Northfork and what seemed to happen to Mount View after that. You would think with that crop of athletes that Mount View would have had really awesome teams. I know that they did play for the state championship a few years after that in football and I attended that game in Charleston. I know that a number of teachers that had been at Mount View for a number of years left to teach at Ieager. Back then we had a local superintendent, not one appointed by the state due to the sad shape of the educational system in the county.