Charles Saunders wants to ‘finish the job’ as Summers County Commissioner

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Charles Saunders began serving as a Summers County Commissioner six years ago. His fellow commissioners elected him as president four years ago. While he’s happy with what they’ve been able to accomplish “as a team,” he wants to “finish the job” in a second term.  “After going to meetings around the […]

Sherwood Lake: A Tranquil Haven in Greenbrier County

By Jonathan Eggleston, RealWV Nestled among the scenic beauty of Greenbrier County lies Sherwood Lake, a hidden gem calling to nature enthusiasts and serenity seekers. With its many recreational activities, this Lake offers visitors a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life.  Built in 1958,  this 164 acre lake is the largest […]

Ronceverte Food Truck Festival returns May 17-18

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By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV After a huge year one, the Ronceverte Food Truck Festival is back for another round of food, music, and fun in the River City. The event opens on Friday, May 17 at 4pm and runs until 10pm. It continues on Saturday, May 18, from 12pm-10pm. Dan Withrow is leading the charge […]

SUNDAY SERMON: Stuck in a rut?

Rev. Stephen Baldwin OT: Psalm 98 NT: John 15.9-17 Do you ever get stuck in a rut? Try having to write a sermon…every…single…week. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut!  But it’s not just sermons; I get stuck in all kinds of ruts. If it weren’t for Kerry, I would eat the same thing […]

OPINION: West Virginia Childcare Programs Prepare for Permanent Closure

By Tiffany Gale, WV Women’s Alliance The West Virginia Women’s Alliance was saddened to receive news that Momma Bear Daycare located in Elkview, WV closed permanently yesterday. With many childcare programs preparing to close by August, the news of this unfortunate closing did not come as a shock. As a result of loss of American […]

Lisa Snedegar & Jennifer Richmond

At last week’s Children’s Memorial Flag Day event outside the Greenbrier County Courthouse, organizers honored two women who work quietly and diligently behind the scenes to help vulnerable children. Jennifer Richmond was honored as an outstanding foster parent and the founder of NOAH (Now Our Angels Are in Heaven), a nonprofit she started after her […]

Flavor Mutt: a small-batch bakery with a big heart 

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Chef Chad Jones arrives at his bakery around 4AM to begin baking each day. In a week’s time, he uses hundreds of pounds of flour and makes more than 500 pieces of bread.  “Last year just exploded for us,” says Chef Chad Jones.  He and his wife, Jen, opened Flavor Mutt […]

Exploring History & Nature at Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park

By Jonathan Eggleston, RealWV As the winter chill begins to release its grip, I find myself venturing back into the heart of West Virginia, ready to resume my weekly exploration for the Real WV!  And what better way to kick off this season’s adventures than by visiting the historic Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park. Perched […]

Primitive Goods moves to larger space, adds food items

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Last spring , Ronceverte welcomed a new general store. The owners of Primitive Goods offered quality items at affordable prices.  Tired of making Amazon orders, they wanted to shop locally for quality, affordable home goods.  Tired of traffic, they wanted to stay close to home to buy those products.  Tired of […]

SUNDAY SERMON: God’s glorious creation

By Rev. Stephen Baldwin  NT: John 15.1-8 Hasn’t this been the most glorious week? Thick, lush, green grass…fluffy white clouds covering a deep blue sky…red & purple & yellow flowers in bloom…deep orange sunrises matched in their beauty only by pink sunsets….God’s glorious creation…on full display.  As everything around us grows, it’s the perfect time […]