Longtime Kanawha County school board member William Raglin was a shining example of selfless public service. Year after year, decade after decade, he shouldered the difficult job of guiding the state's largest school system -- coping with endless problems, working for almost no pay.
Raglin was born at Huntington in the segregation era and was valedictorian of his all-black high school. He worked a quarter-century as a chemical plant executive before being elected to the Board of Education in 1994.He always sought to give Kanawha children a better chance in life. Now that he's gone, Kanawha residents should salute his memory as they drive past lowered flags today.