By Jean A. Flanagan –
State and local officials gathered to witness history in the making on Friday as groundbreaking ceremonies were held for two new high schools in Hardy County.
The oldest section of Moorefield High School, opened in 1941, will be demolished and a new state-of-theart facility will be built. Other sections will be renovated and expanded.
East Hardy High School will be significantly renovated and expanded.
The project, which costs $43 million, is being funded jointly by the citizens of Hardy County and the West Virginia School Building Authority. “This day has been a long time coming,” said Hardy County Schools Superintendent Barbara Whitecotton.
In May, 2012, the citizens of Hardy County passed a $21.5 million bond, which represents half the cost of the total project. The WVSBA will provide the other half.
“We are excited about what the future holds for Hardy County,” said Board of Education President Margaret Shriver.
Shriver recalled talking about building new high schools when she was first elected to the board seven years ago. “We knew there was a dire need,” she said…