EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSKanawha Commissioners Request Flags Flown At Half-Staff To Pay Tribute To Raglin
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Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Nov. 25, 2013 8:51 AM EST
Updated: Nov. 26, 2013 10:39 AM EST
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Kanawha County commissioners have requested that flags in Kanawha County be lowered to half-staff in honor of the passing of Kanawha County school board member Bill Raglin.
"Bill Raglin was the epitome of a school board member," Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper said in a news release. "He wanted to make sure all students received a quality education. He was interested in giving all students the best opportunities to succeed in life, whether they were college-bound or not."
Raglin died Monday morning after a hospital stay.
Carper said Raglin was a powerful advocate for students and learning since his election to the school board in 1994. He said it will be difficult to know that he will never again be able to call on Raglin for his advice or his wisdom on school matters.
"He was a tremendous person who was always so giving of his time and talents. He was a great role model for all public servants," Carper said.
Commissioner Hoppy Shores said that Raglin was involved in helping seniors in the Dunbar and Institute areas as executive director of the Sub-Area Group.
"He was always volunteering to help others in his community who were less fortunate," Shores said.
County Commissioner Dave Hardy described Raglin as a selfless individual who was a great ambassador for the Kanawha County school system.
"He made a positive impact on Kanawha County in many ways, and he will be greatly missed," Hardy said.
Kanawha County school board member Bill Raglin has passed away.
Raglin died Monday morning after a hospital stay, school board member Pete Thaw said.
A champion and advocate for vocational programs and curriculum, Raglin served on the board more than 19 years. He also was a strong supporter of employee safety.
Raglin was retired from Union Carbide. Over the years, he was an advocate for the West Dunbar area.
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