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2008-09-23 21:00:19

By MATTHEW THOMPSON Clean water is coming to 45 customers in the Derrick's Creek area of Kanawha County. The county commission has received federal funds secured by Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., to begin the project. Capito secured $175,000 from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. County officials said the funds were enough to start the $1.1 million project. "We are fighting every day for water projects in this county, and this is fantastic news," said County Commission President...

2008-07-28 15:00:53

By Britt Combs, The McDowell News, Marion, N.C. Jul. 28--The School Board will consider another option for the school construction dilemma. Superintendent Dr. Ira Trollinger presented another possible solution. He suggested the board consider building a magnet school. Last year, the board decided, in keeping with the state and national trend, to change from a junior high to a middle school structure. This would necessitate moving the ninth grade to the high school. Last year, the...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.