Updated Thu, Sep 5, 2013 6:16 pm
Ten projects in West Virginia will be funded by more than $4.3 million in Appalachian Regional Commission grants.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced the grants Thursday.
Among the projects are refurbished laptop computers and training for 785 middle-school students and their families in McDowell County.
The computer purchase also was funded through a matching grant from the nonprofit group Connect2Compete and the Reconnecting McDowell public-private partnership.
Projects in Marshall and Summers counties also being funded with ARC investment program grants, as are projects spanning multiple counties.