Freedom Trail leads through Jefferson County

By Vanta Coda III, RealWV On the eve of Martin Luther King’s birthday, the Jefferson County chapter of the NAACP amassed at the County Museum in Charles Town for the annual Freedom Trail March. This year’s event marked the first time the march has been held since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.  For this […]

McDowell County Courthouse News: January 8 through January 14

NOTE: No Death Certificates were filed in McDowell County between Jan. 8 and Jan. 14. The following Marriage Licenses were filed in McDowell County between Jan. 8 and Jan. 14:  The following Land Transfers were filed in McDowell County between Jan. 8 and Jan. 14:

Shifting the King Day narrative

By Rev. Ron English, BBG – The West Virginian The voice and vision speaks to the agony of the age in the power of NOW! EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was originally published by Black By God: The West Virginian in January 2023. Feb. 7, 2024, is the third annual Black Policy Day at the West Virginia Legislature. […]

Lawmakers begin tedious process of approving the state’s budget

By Matthew Young, RealWV While the balancing of West Virginia’s checkbook may not be the sexiest of conversation starters, approval of the state’s annual operating budget remains among the more important responsibilities of our elected public servants in the legislature. As is tradition, the governor’s latest budget proposal – recorded as HB 4025 – was […]

Skaff brings huge war chest to Sec of State race 

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Seven candidates, all Republicans, have declared their candidacy to be the state’s next top election official. Kris Warner is the newest candidate and is expected to be a formidable campaigner. But Doug Skaff enters the race with a huge war chest that gives his candidacy an added financial dimension no other […]