Wednesday, December 29, 2010


BOE Peaks At Designs To Replace Marsh Fork Elementary

Tuesday, the Raleigh County Board of Education got its first peak at preliminary designs for the new Marsh Fork Elementary School. The present location, next to a Massey coal preparation plant and coal waste impoundment, has been the subject of an ongoing feud with Massey Energy, prompting local residents to fight to replace it. The county has purchased a 50-acre site 3 miles from the existing school to build the new school. The state is also providing $9 million and Massey has pledged $1 million for the school. Site work is expected to start in the spring, with construction wrapping up by the fall of 2012.

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