Bear Town State Park: A natural wonder in the heart of West Virginia

By Jonathan Eggleston,  RealWV As a photographer with a deep love for the wild and wonderful, I recently revisited an area that holds a special place in my heart–Bear Town State Park. This 110-acre park is located on the eastern summit of Droop Mountain, 7 miles southwest of Hillsboro in northern Greenbrier County, (with a […]

Pickaway Pickins, ‘The way your grandma did it’

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV February 12, 2023 If you order country fried steak at Pickaway Pickins, you’ll hear them pound out the fresh-cut sirloin and fry it in a cast iron-skillet with gravy. Every single menu item is made from scratch, fresh to order.  “The way your grandma did it,” says manager & baker Andrea […]

Almost Heaven Bark & Board, where ‘dogs are family’

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV February 5, 2023 Andrew Fitzgerald is the owner/operator of Almost Heaven Bark & Board, located just off the Interstate 64 in Asbury on Alta Heights Road. When asked why he decided to open the business, he said with a grin, “I’ve always gotten along with dogs better than people.”  Across the […]