Pocahontas Board of Education expected to consider academic cuts at Monday’s meeting  

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Several weeks ago, students at Pocahontas County High School walked out of their classrooms to protest proposed academic cuts. Specifically, the students believe several math and science positions are being considered for elimination.  Initially, the students were suspended by school officials for their actions, but those suspensions were downgraded to unexcused […]

SUNDAY SERMON: A ride-or-die friend

By Rev. Stephen Baldwin OLD TESTAMENT: Psalm 133 NEW TESTAMENT:  John 20.19-31 When Jesus arrives, Thomas is gone. Where did he go?  In the days and weeks after Jesus’ death, the disciples were hunkered down and locked up inside. Because they were afraid. The Romans killed Jesus, and the disciples didn’t want to be next.  […]

Rhema Christian Center celebrates 40 years 

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Forty years ago, Stewart, Sheila, and Travis Farley (their 2 ½ year old son), held the first worship service at Rhema Christian Center. They assumed the property from another church, and it included a school. But it did not include any chairs in the makeshift sanctuary.  So for the first service, […]

Kiwanis Club of the Greenbrier Valley focused on serving children’s needs

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV In a time when civic organizations are in decline, there’s a new service organization in the Greenbrier Valley focused on making a positive impact with children.  Kiwanis Club of the Greenbrier Valley is a local chapter of the international Kiwanis Club. Kiwanis began in 1919 in Detroit, and now operates in […]

Courthouse Farmers’ Market opens this Saturday at RCB Clinic

PRESS RELEASE The Robert C. Byrd Clinic is thrilled to announce the return of the Courthouse Farmers’ Market for the 2024 season! The popular market will kick off on Saturday, April 20th, and will run every Saturday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm throughout the growing season. “We are honored to once again host the […]

Susan Syner & Mary Baldwin

“If you want to get something done, ask a busy person.” Few tandems are as busy as Susan Syner and Mary Baldwin. They are active business leaders in multiple ventures including The Briergarten, one of downtown Lewisburg’s newest hot spots. And these busy ladies know how to get things done. Their latest project is the […]

Christian Brackenrich qualifies for CrossFit Games semifinals

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Christian Brackenrich is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. He’s polite, professional, and caring.  He asks, “How are you and your family doing?” And you get the sense that he actually wants to know.  Perhaps that’s because he’s seen his share of challenges at a young age.  “Everybody brings […]

Tyler Childers releases beloved track on album honoring Mountain Stage

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV My son’s first concert was Tyler Childers at Healing Appalachia in 2018. (I know, I know…we set the bar too high for his first show!) He had just started walking, so we took our lawn chairs and set up shop in the back where we could have some space from the […]

Start your day with ‘Tasty Bites’

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Our mawmaws and pawpaws always told us that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Now thanks to Jessica Marvin, residents of the tri-county area around Alderson (where Greenbrier, Monroe, & Summers County meet) will have a new breakfast option at Tasty Bites.  “We’ll serve breakfast all day and […]