‘Causeacon’ a big success for a good cause in Beckley

By Roger Lockridge, for RealWV What do you get when you combine pop culture, cosplay, costumes, and charity? You get Causeacon, which has become one of southern West Virginia’s most popular events over the last few years. Causeacon is a local version of a Comic-Con type event that generates proceeds for charities and nonprofit organizations in the […]

From loneliness to self-discovery, the 10% Tour continues teaching lessons

By Autumn Shelton and Matthew Young, RealWV Joel Westbrook and his sidekick, a five-month-old puppy named Ginger, have encountered a snowstorm, hot weather and several days of heavy rain as they pedal their way from upstate New York to Key West, Florida. However, Mother Nature has been generally kind to Joel and Ginger as they […]

JMHS Student Government hosts fourth annual James Monroe Day

On 24 April 2023 James Monroe High School’s (JMHS) Student Government Association hosted its fourth annual James Monroe Day. Highlights of this year’s event were a display of the Monroe County Courthouse Bell, cast in 1818 when James Monroe was President of the United States, representatives from local American Legion Posts 100 and 145, a […]

WVU President Gee – Where have the students gone?

WVU focusing on the needs of students on campus By Don Smith, WV Press Association Editor’s note: This is the third and final in a series of articles from a WV Press Association interview with WVU President Gordon Gee on the State of West Virginia University. See article one and article two here. MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University’s President […]

WorkForce West Virginia hosting Statewide Virtual Job Fair Wednesday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — WorkForce West Virginia announces the next date in a series of Statewide Virtual Job Fairs. Both employers and job seekers are invited to participate in the virtual event on Wednesday, May 3, from 12 – 3 pm. “We have been thrilled with the success of these Job Fairs,” said Scott Adkins, Acting Commissioner of […]

WV Golf Association’s first Junior Match Play Qualifier sees 14 qualifiers in Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The first of two Junior Match Play qualifiers for players under 18, conducted by the West Virginia Golf Association (WVGA), took place Saturday at Edgewood Country Club in Charleston. Seven boys and seven girls qualified for the Junior Match Play Championship on May 13-14 at Parkersburg Country Club. Girls qualifying for the Championship […]