Aaron Evans

“Every kid does stupid things, but they don’t need to be hammered for every stupid thing they do. They need to be held accountable, but not defeated.” That’s the mantra that Nicholas County Teen Court Program Director Aaron Evans lives by. As a lifelong law enforcement professional – including both a decade spent with the […]

Summersville City Council discusses sidewalk project, swears in new police officer

By Matthew Young, RealWV SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. – In what would be B.J. Smith’s first official meeting as a member, the Summersville City Council, on Monday, began their regular proceedings by swearing in new City Police Officer Garrett Groves. A veteran law enforcement officer, Groves previously served as a deputy with the Nicholas County Sheriff’s Department.  […]

Round 3 of the Ronceverte Food Truck Festival this weekend

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV The Ronceverte Food Truck Festival (FTF) is back this Friday-Saturday along Edgar Avenue downtown. After an enormously successful first two months, organizer Alex Degraff says this month’s FTF will have more of the things everyone loves…with a few new wrinkles.  “We have been blown away with the response,” Alex comments. “People […]

Beckley Common Council tables pay raises for police officers

By Matthew Young, RealWV BECKLEY, W.Va. – “Unfortunately now – in 2023 – Beckley is the worst city to live in in the State of West Virginia.” That’s what Stephanie French of the Raleigh County Provision Coalition said during the Tuesday meeting of the Beckley Common Council. French’s statement came shortly after the council chose […]