Beckley’s ‘Black Circle Bistro’ wins Best Chocolate Chip Cookie in WV

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV After weeks of delicious competition between bakeries across the state, our readers have spoken. The best chocolate chip cookie in West Virginia can be found in Beckley at Black Circle Bistro, a new restaurant that opened last fall in an old gas station.  “It took three years to get this recipe […]

Beckley’s Hatfield practices what he preaches

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Austin Hatfield is a 23-year old gym owner in Beckley. He says most folks are looking for motivation to get in better shape, but they’re barking up the wrong tree.  “Don’t have motivation,” he says. “Have discipline. Set your goals. Make a plan. Stick with it. Keep your head down and […]

‘Causeacon’ a big success for a good cause in Beckley

By Roger Lockridge, for RealWV What do you get when you combine pop culture, cosplay, costumes, and charity? You get Causeacon, which has become one of southern West Virginia’s most popular events over the last few years. Causeacon is a local version of a Comic-Con type event that generates proceeds for charities and nonprofit organizations in the […]