MARSH FORK, W.Va. -- Raleigh County school officials and Marsh Fork residents are celebrating the opening of a new elementary school.
The new Marsh Fork Elementary School replaces a facility that was located near a coal slurry impoundment and coal loading silo. Its opening marks the end of a five-year effort to move students away from the mining operations.
Media outlets report that local and state officials held a dedication ceremony for the new school on Friday.
County Board of Education president Rick Snuffer said the project shows what can be accomplished when political differences are put aside and students are put in mind.