Calhoun was among 12 WV counties that is receiving more than $1.3 million, which will be split among schools and libraries to help pay for Internet access.

Sen. Jay Rockefeller announced the "E-rate" funding from the Universal Service Administrative Corp., a program he helped start in 1996.

The recipients include the West Virginia Library Commission, the Paw Paw public library in Morgan County, county libraries in Berkeley, Jackson, Marshall, Morgan and Raleigh counties, Madonna High School in Weirton, the Fairmont Catholic School, and school systems in Barbour, Calhoun, Jackson and Mineral counties.

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