Talent and imagination on display at Summers County Library’s Youth Art Show

By Jeffrey Kanode, RealWV Blanketed in air-conditioning against last week’s oppressive heat, and tucked away a few blocks from the main buzz of activity of the West Virginia State Water Festival, the Summers County Public Library hosted it’s third annual Youth Art Show, giving budding artists under the age of eighteen a chance to introduce […]

EMS agencies, fire departments ask Gov. Justice for support through special session call

PRESS RELEASE: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — More than 200 fire departments and EMS agencies throughout West Virginia have joined together to ask Gov. Jim Justice to include a bill intended to help stabilize local emergency services on the call for the upcoming special session. Members of the West Virginia EMS Coalition and the West Virginia State Firemen’s Association have […]

Wet pattern followed by below normal temperatures

By Jason Christian, Blue Weather & RealWV ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL EXPECTED IN THE MID ATLANTIC STATES The ensemble data is showing above normal rainfall is to be expected over the next two weeks especially in the red zone.  Image 2 shows the 7 day rainfall outlook where as much as 2-4” of rainfall is expected […]

The magic of Summit Lake

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Over the weekend, our family made a quick trip to one of our favorite mountain towns, Richwood. Located along the Cherry River in eastern Nicholas County, Richwood is a town on the rebound with good food, outdoor recreation, and kind people.  After dinner one night, our son wanted to do a […]

Unseen, Unheard: The Struggle To Find Black Children in West Virginia’s Data

By Crystal Good, writing for the “When All Are Counted” project In West Virginia, Black children’s experiences seem to only become visible in the data when they intersect with tragedy. Their stories remain hidden, overshadowed by silence, unless they end in suspension or death. It is a stark reality that we have precise data on […]

John Ellison and The Carpenter Ants to perform at Big Draft Brewing, Carnegie Hall

By RealWV Staff, GREENBRIER COUNTY, W.Va. – Lewisburg’s Carnegie Hall continues their Ivy Terrace Concert Series on Thursday, Aug. 10 with John Ellison and The Carpenter Ants.  The free outdoor concert will take place on Carnegie Hall’s Ivy Terrace as attendees watch from the expansive lawn in front of New River Community and Technical College. […]

DHHR reminds parents of West Virginia immunization requirements for back-to-school

PRESS RELEASE: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reminds parents of West Virginia students of the importance of remaining up to date with vaccinations as the back-to-school season approaches. Children who are current with their vaccinations will automatically meet school immunization requirements. All children entering school in West Virginia for the […]

Capito announces $50,000 in USDA Rural Development funding for Alderson

PRESS RELEASE: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) – a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee – on Tuesday, announced funding from the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Interior (DOI), and Agriculture (USDA), as well as the National Science Foundation (NSF) and AmeriCorps, to support economic development, volunteerism, health and […]