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Southern West Virginia residents react to extended strike


The Register-Herald

HINTON, W.Va.  — Katrena Smith has two students at Summers County High School.

With her children at home and school closed, Smith is happy to see the teachers standing up for what they believe in.

While given the opportunity for a 5 percent raise, Smith believes that the teachers did the right thing holding out for another day on Thursday, not for better pay, but for better health insurance.

“That’s what the really want. A better insurance plan,” Smith said.

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