Board approves adding Mary C. Snow to school name

The Kanawha County Board of Education voted last night on whether to rename the West Side Elementary School to include the name "Mary C. Snow." Snow was the county's first black principal of a desegregated school, and a number of groups and organizations have been pushing for the change to honor her. Board President Pete Thaw told us yesterday he'd vote against the name change and he did, but he was the only one. By a vote of 4-1, the board voted to officially add "Mary C Snow" to West Side Elementary school.