Blankenship responds to Democrats displeasure at his Senate candidacy

PRESS RELEASE: The Press and the Democrat Party commented on my entry into the West Virginia Senate race exactly as expected— very falsely and very negatively.  Dim Democrat Pushkin said, speaking of me, that I “don’t represent Democratic values.” I am not sure by Democratic if he meant Democratic or Democrat, but I am sure […]

The poem parents in Appalachia can’t put down

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV “Raise an Appalachian child. Drinking from the creek, swimming in the river. The lightning bug catcher and the banjo picker. Raise an Appalachian child. Untamed. Unashamed. Wild.” Georgia Clyde Blair’s latest poem is an ode to growing up in Appalachia. Like all her poetry, it’s effortlessly soulful. And the story behind […]

Smoot Elementary kicks off ‘One School, One Book’ program

By RealWV Staff, Late last week, Smoot Elementary School held a kickoff assembly for “One School, One Book.” The program provides one book at no charge to every student in the school. Educators ask parents to read 10-15 pages of the book Sunday-Thursday night each week with their children, allowing the entire school to read […]

McDowell County Courthouse News: January 23 through January 29

The following Death Certificates were filed in McDowell County between Jan. 23 and Jan. 29: The following Marriage Licenses were filed in McDowell County between Jan. 23 and Jan. 29: The following Land Transfers were filed in McDowell County between Jan. 23 and Jan. 29:

State keeps rolling with rivalry game triumph at No. 23 UC

By James Garcia, Sports Information Director: wvsuyellowjackets.com CHARLESTON, W.Va – West Virginia State men’s basketball (12-5, 8-3 MEC) kept its winning streak alive with a huge 82-75 upset of rivals No. 23 Charleston (14-3, 9-2 MEC) on Saturday at the Wehrle Innovation Center. The win was the sixth-straight for State and brought the Yellow Jackets […]

Furrow Family Farm awarded Monroe County Farm of the Year

The Furrow Family Farm in Waiteville, West Virginia has been named the 2023 Greenbrier Valley Conservation District Monroe County Farm of the Year. The farm has been in  operation since at least 1842 and is currently owned and operated by John  David Furrow, with assistance from Betty J. Pullig, Brennan Taylour Furrow, and Matt and Amanda Reynolds. […]