Round 3 of ‘Groovin’ in the Hill’ this weekend

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Tired of seeing Oak Hill residents visit other communities for weekend activities, local organizer Allyson Wyatt has put together “Groovin’ in the Hill” as a summer concert/food truck series. After two successful previous events this summer, it returns this weekend for round three at the Lively Amphitheater downtown. “How could you not […]

Allyson Wyatt

Born and raised in Oak Hill, Allyson Wyatt has spent the summer working to bring new life into her hometown. After someone posted a picture of a beautiful but empty amphitheater downtown, she suggested they try and book some bands to play shows. Before she knew it, she’d been nominated to lead the effort. Several […]

Sen. Mike Caputo will not seek re-election in 2024

PRESS RELEASE After nearly three decades in the West Virginia Legislature, state Senator Mike Caputo has decided not to seek another term. “It has been truly humbling that the people of my region have shown such faith in me all these years, and I have been extremely proud to represent them,” Caputo said. “I intend […]

THE BACK PEW–Contentious special session spends big bucks

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV August 9, 2023 The legislature just completed a three-day special session. It was…special.  If you haven’t heard about what happened, you aren’t alone. And it wouldn’t be your fault. Legislators were called into special session at 3:30pm on Sunday, given 44 bills with spending of around $700 million, and asked to […]

Blair named Chair of the Council of State Governments Southern Office

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Senate President Craig Blair was unanimously elected as the 2023-2024 chair of CSG South on July 11, 2023 at the Southern Legislative Conference in Charleston, South Carolina.  As chair, President Blair will preside over the Executive Committee of CSG South as well as the Southern Legislative Conference through the coming […]

Planning underway for second Greenbrier Valley Hospital Employee Reunion

After 5 years, planning is underway for the second reunion of former and tenured employees of Greenbrier Valley Hospital / Greenbrier Valley Medical Center (now CAMC Greenbrier Valley Medical Center or GVMC). A committee of former employees is working hard on making this a fun and memorable occasion, which will be held on Sept 30 […]

Morrisey leads letter rebuking EPA proposal

PRESS RELEASE: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is leading a coalition of 21 states opposing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed new rule on existing coal-, natural gas- and oil-fired power plants. The proposal attempts to regulate those plants under the Clean Air Act by imposing more stringent emissions standards. It ignores last […]

Greenbrier, Pocahontas counties receive no additional CPS workers under new staffing model

By Matthew Young, RealWV CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The State Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Health, on Tuesday, heard an update from Commissioner Jeffrey Pack regarding the status of the Bureau for Social Services (BSS), after several recent legislative changes.  “SB 273 changed the way we allocate staff for CPS (Child Protective Services) across the state,” […]