Red Nose River Float fundraiser returns to Ronceverte

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Chally Erb was a beloved resident of Lewisburg who died in 2019 following a four-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.  His daughter, Deva, and his good friend, Dan Withrow, planned a fundraiser for ALS research after Chally was diagnosed. It was a golf tournament […]

BACK PEW: What do the primary election results mean? 

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After fifteen months of covering the primary races in West Virginia, what did we learn? West Virginia continues to turn deeper red, as expected, with a few small exceptions. RIGHT TURN. The governor’s race was always about which of the four main candidates could best appeal to the right wing of state party voters. Patrick Morrisey […]

Greenbrier County Courthouse News: May 9 through May 15

The following Death Certificates were filed in Greenbrier County between Mat 9 and May 15: The following Marriage Certificates were filed in Greenbrier County between May 9 and May 15: The following Land Transfers were filed in Greenbrier County between May 9 and May 15:

A some kind of wonderful adventure with John Ellison and the Carpenter Ants

By Matthew Young, RealWV It’s almost two in the morning, and I’m squeezed in the back seat of a Toyota Tacoma with a sleeping John Ellison on my right and an air-drumming Jupie Little on my left.  There’s a song playing. Are you waiting for the streetcar, are you waiting for the streetcar, are you […]

Longtime West Virginia Legislator Bob Ashley passes away at the age of 70

By RealWV Staff, Longtime West Virginia lawmaker and lifetime public servant Bob Ashley has passed away. The Marshall University graduate and Roane County resident was 70-years-old. In a written statement released after the announcement was made of Ashley’s passing, Roger Hanshaw, speaker of the West Virginia House of Delegates, said, “Bob was the kind of […]