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  1. Some optimism reported as Nicholas County school mediation talks continueRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 7 | West Virginia Metro

    Mediation talks about the future of the Nicholas County schools flooded in June 2016 involving those brought in by the Federal Emergency Management Agency continue amid reports of some optimism a compromise is possible. As of Tuesday morning, there had been no action on Governor Jim Justice's request for another extension amid ongoing dispute resolution work.

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  2. Church leaders hope gathering will start community healing in Nicholas CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 31 | West Virginia Metro

    When Nicholas County's two high school football teams meet Friday night to face one another, some are hoping it will be a time to unite and heal what has become a bitter divide in the county. "It's been a rough year, that's for sure," said Brian Shirak, with Young Life ministries in Nicholas County.

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  3. Woman killed in Nicholas County crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 30 | West Virginia Metro

    Amy Roberts, 42, of Summersville, lost control of her vehicle heading east on state Route 39 near Gilboa at about 8 p.m. Deputies said the vehicle hit a utility pole and Roberts was ejected. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

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  4. WV superintendent says talks over Nicholas County schools have been fruitfulRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 26 | West Virginia Metro

    State schools superintendent Steve Paine says school building discussions with Nicholas County officials are going well and he has confidence in a mediator who has been designated to look for a mutually-agreeable resolution to the county's controversial school rebuilding issues. The superintendent was a guest on MetroNews' "Talkline" prior to a special state Board of Education meeting this afternoon to discuss the Nicholas County situation, which went all the way to the state Supreme Court.

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  5. State, Nicholas superintendents stand together as rebuilding proposals start anewRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 20 | West Virginia Metro

    Jointly addressing reporters from a podium at the state Department of Education, state Superintendent Steve Paine and Nicholas County Superintendent Donna Burge-Tetrick said they had actually been together in productive meetings during the earlier part of the day. "We stand together today - I sincerely mean that - to assure the public that we are working toward a resolution together and believe the best days of Nicholas County are yet to come," Paine said from prepared notes.

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  6. Superintendent says Nicholas BOE will cooperate with mediation process in consolidation controversyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2017 | West Virginia Metro

    The Nicholas County Board of Education plans to cooperate with the state Board of Education to resolve issues in connection with its school consolidation controversy, the superintendent said. "They are requesting a mediation to occur and we're certainly willing to do that.

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  7. Who should decide who serves on the state school board?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2017 | West Virginia Metro

    The state Legislature asked that question during its most regular session, and will begin the conversation again this coming week. The Joint Standing Committee on Education and the Joint Standing Committee on the Judiciary are planning to meet together at 4 p.m. Tuesday for a primer on the matter.

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  8. State superintendent anticipates deadline extension, mediation in consolidation caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2017 | West Virginia Metro

    State schools superintendent Steve Paine says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has given a favorable impression of extending a funding deadline to build new schools in Nicholas County and a mediator backed by the federal agency and the governor might get involved. "It's really important for us to work with the local board of education more than ever right now," Paine said today on MetroNews' "Talkline."

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  9. Justices ponder who makes the call in WV consolidation casesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2017 | West Virginia Metro

    In a courtroom packed with orange-clad supporters from the community of Richwood, state Supreme Court justices heard arguments over what authority governs consolidation decisions. Strictly speaking, the court's decision will affect whether Nicholas County goes ahead with its decision to combine five schools at one campus in the Summersville area - or if the state Board of Education's decision to block that plan will stand.

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  10. Consolidation case before WV Supreme Court pits state versus localRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2017 | West Virginia Metro

    On Tuesday, Justices will be hearing arguments over consolidation in Nicholas County, where the local school board voted to combine five schools at one campus in the Summersville area and the state school board twice overturned the decision, saying the opinions of Richwood residents weren't heard. The arguments likely to be presented at the Supreme Court focus not only on Nicholas County consolidation but also on the broader issues of the oversight role of the state board versus the local decision-making responsibility of county boards.

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  11. Thousands flock to W.Va. for whitewater adventureRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2017 | West Virginia Metro

    West Virginia rafting companies are into the second weekend of the famed Gauley River Rafting Season and longtime river guide Dave Arnold believes this is the weekend which draws the most attention from true whitewater enthusiasts. "Some people think this is the biggest one of all because this is Gauley Fest weekend," Arnold said.

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  12. Supreme Court grants stay in Nicholas County school consolidation caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2017 | West Virginia Metro

    The Nicholas County Board of Education won't be able to take any steps forward on its post-flood school consolidation plan until after the state Supreme Court hands down a ruling on the appeal from the state Board of Education. In his Aug. 18 order, Bloom ruled the state BOE had overstepped its authority when it continually denied the local school board's plan to consolidate schools in Richwood and Summersville at a central location.

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  13. With judge's order looming, state BOE gives...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2017 | West Virginia Metro

    The state Board of Education voted Friday to give conditional approval to Nicholas County's post-flood school consolidation plan as its waits on the state Supreme Court to take up the controversy. Kanawha County Circuit Judge Duke Bloom told the board earlier this week to either grant conditional approval or post a $130 million bond to cover the FEMA funding that could be lost if a plan isn't approved by the end of the year.

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  14. Judge gives state board options in Nicholas County controversy;...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2017 | West Virginia Metro

    The state Board of Education has been ordered to give conditional approval to the Nicholas County school system's post-flood school consolidation plan or post a $130 million bond to cover federal funds on the line with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Kanawha County Circuit Judge Duke Bloom issued the order Monday after rejecting a request by the state BOE to put a stay on his ruling from last month in which he said the board erred when it rejected the Nicholas County plan that includes combining Nicholas County and Richwood high schools and Richwood and Summersville middle schools.

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  15. WV school board decides to reject judge's decision on Nicholas School consolidationRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2017 | West Virginia Metro

    The West Virginia board of education, following an executive session, voted unanimously to reject a plan by Nicholas County to consolidate local schools or to appeal to the state Supreme Court. Kanawha Circuit Judge Duke Bloom had issued his ruling last Friday afternoon in favor of the Nicholas County Board of Education in the contentious Richwood school consolidation case.

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  16. How much did Justice weigh on consolidation decision? Plenty, judge concludedRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2017 | West Virginia Metro

    How much did Gov. Jim Justice influence the state school board's decision to override a consolidation proposal by a local school system in favor of a struggling community? That was a theme - although not the specific legal grounds - that ran through a case in the court system this summer. Circuit Judge Duke Bloom, issuing a decision late last week that the state school board overstepped its authority, based his position on the state Constitution, state law and the state board's own rules.

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  17. Judge Bloom rules in favor of Nicholas board in Richwood consolidation caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2017 | West Virginia Metro

    Kanawha Circuit Judge Duke Bloom has ruled in favor of the Nicholas County Board of Education in the contentious Richwood school consolidation case. Bloom issued a ruling late Friday that members of the West Virginia Board of Education overstepped their authority in reversing the earlier decision by the local board. 31 comments

  18. Nicholas County school board files lawsuit over consolidation rejectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2017 | West Virginia Metro

    The Nicholas County Board of Education filed a lawsuit this week against the West Virginia Board of Education and state School Superintendent Steve Paine, accusing them of unreasonably blocking the county board's consolidation plan. The county board wanted to consolidate Nicholas and Richwood high schools along with the county's technical center into one institution.

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  19. SBA member criticizes development of Nicholas County alternate planRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2017 | West Virginia Metro

    State School Building Authority member Tom Lange criticized SBA Executive Director Frank "Bucky" Blackwell and state School Superintendent Steve Paine Monday for a recent development involving the Nicholas County school system. During Monday's SBA meeting, Lange spoke out and said he didn't like the way Blackwell and Paine worked together on an alternate proposal to the Nicholas County Board of Education's consolidation plan.

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  20. COMMENTARY: West Virginians' resiliency made me a West VirginianRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2017 | West Virginia Metro

    Despite having lived in the state for nearly 9 years, having lived in Morgantown, Clarksburg, Summersville, later Fairmont, and now Morgantown again, I never considered myself a West Virginian. It was my adopted home, but for how long? No journalist can ever answer that, especially working in a smaller market; especially serving a community far away what is considered "home."

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