As investigation looms, Roach resigns as Superintendent, State BOE takes control of Upshur County

By RealWV Staff, CHARLESTON, W.Va. – After spending Wednesday mostly behind closed doors, the W.Va. State Board of Education voted to assume control of the Upshur County school system. The decision was based upon numerous instances of non-compliance, and potential criminal-mismanagement of federal pandemic relief funds.  In the wake of the controversy, State Superintendent of […]

Concert Review: An Evening with Leslie Odom, Jr.

By Kate Mullaney Shirley, for ReaWV Although the “Broadway in Charleston” series brings a handful of national tours to the Clay Center each year, it’s less common for an established Broadway star to make a stop in West Virginia. Tuesday’s “An Evening with Leslie Odom, Jr.” was a rare treat, and Odom was well aware.  […]

Katie Collins

Katie Collins smiles warmly and laughs freely as she talks with her friends, but the rising senior from James Monroe High School can only be described as intense when it comes to running. In this spring’s track season, Katie shattered three records in the Maverick stats book–for the  1600 meter run, the 3200 meter run, […]

Oak Hill elects Briscoe as mayor, Hannabass as council member

By RealWV staff, The unofficial election results from yesterday’s municipal election in Oak Hill bring big changes to the heart of Fayette County. Charles Briscoe was elected by the citizens to serve as Mayor. Joining him in city government will be: Ward 1 winners–Diana Janney, Roger Evans, & Christa Hodges; Ward 2 winners–Chris Gill, PJ […]

Notice to business owners: annual report deadline approaching

PRESS RELEASE: Charleston, W.Va –  WV Secretary of State Mac Warner is issuing a notice to business owners to file their Annual Report by the statutory deadline of June 30th. Businesses that miss the June 30th deadline will be flagged in the state’s database as out of compliance. Late filers will be assessed a $50 late fee as […]

Ominous sunrises & sunsets in W.Va. due to wildfires

By Jonathan Eggleston, for RealWV West Virginia residents are seeing an unusual sight as hazy conditions caused by the raging Canadian wildfires have made their way across the state, blanketing the region in a mystical ambiance. While the consequences of these wildfires have been devastating for those directly affected, the unusual weather phenomenon has presented […]

Open Mic Night continues in Alderson

PRESS RELEASE: Alderson Main Street sponsored the second Open Mic Night of the season Saturday, June 3rd., at the historic Alderson Train Depot. Despite the threat of rain, thirty-six musicians and audience members enjoyed each other’s company and listened to a wide variety of music. A few new faces joined some regulars and provided fresh […]

Summersville City Council hears status of Nicholas County Fair

By Matthew Young, RealWV SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. – The Summersville City Council, on Monday, heard an update from Nicholas County Fair President, Michelle Underwood, regarding the status of the county’s recently resurrected annual tradition. “We have received, so far, over $18,000 in donations,” Underwood told council members. “We are way above what we ever thought we […]