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  • Valley College scheduled to hold graduation ceremony Sept. 12

    Valley College scheduled to hold graduation ceremony Sept. 12

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-08-26 13:54:04 GMT
    On Friday, September 12, Valley College will hold a graduation ceremony at Cornerstone Family Church in Princeton.
    On Friday, September 12, Valley College will hold a graduation ceremony at Cornerstone Family Church in Princeton.
  • WVU Tech and WVU sign 4+1 MBA Pathway agreement

    WVU Tech and WVU sign 4+1 MBA Pathway agreement

    Monday, August 25 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-08-25 17:42:26 GMT
    On Tuesday, August 26, West Virginia University Tech Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences and West Virginia University College of Business and Economics are set to sign an agreement establishing 4+1 MBA Pathway.
    On Tuesday, August 26, West Virginia University Tech Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences and West Virginia University College of Business and Economics are set to sign an agreement establishing 4+1 MBA Pathway.
  • Different career pathways for different students

    Different career pathways for different students

    Sunday, August 24 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-08-24 15:00:10 GMT
    When it comes to preparing students for college and the careers looming in their futures, Jose V. Sartarelli, Milan Puskar dean of West Virginia University's College of Business and Economics, said, “the one size fits all solution is not going to cut it.”
    When it comes to preparing students for college and the careers looming in their futures, Jose V. Sartarelli, Milan Puskar dean of West Virginia University's College of Business and Economics, said, “the one size fits all solution is not going to cut it.”

As we deal with the devastating effects of what is now being called Superstorm Sandy, it's important to remember that this is West Virginia, and we're no stranger to rough weather or hard times.

The State Journal and all of the West Virginia Media properties have been inundated with stories of neighbors helping neighbors.

Whether it's first-responders braving massive snow banks and howling winds to get to an emergency situation, a church opening its doors to serve as shelter for those forced out of their homes, to something as simple as clearing someone's driveway or checking in on a shut-in your neighborhood, West Virginians always come together in times of crisis.

Snow, rain and high water are awesome forces. Anyone who has ever seen an oak tree uprooted by wind knows how powerful Mother Nature can be. But when West Virginians come together, as we are doing now and have done some many times before, our capacity to overcome is unequaled.

This storm is further proof that when the going gets rough, we don't wait for assistance. We help each other.