The Enchanting Mystery of Tuckahoe Lake

By Jonathan Eggleston for RealWV,  There’s something truly magnetic about a serene 40-acre body of water 3.5 miles south of White Sulphur Springs in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Over the years, I’ve found myself repeatedly drawn to its peaceful shore, captivated by its untouched beauty and the rich atmosphere that surrounds it. Tuckahoe Lake, constructed […]

Mom starts farm clothing company for kids

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV “You can’t find farm clothes for kids,” says Molly Hileman. “What’s out there is cartoonish and doesn’t look real.”  So Molly decided to create her own. She started a clothing company called Cow Grass Kids, as her husband’s farming business is called Cow Grass, LLC.  “My middle child is an outdoorsman, […]

Meet the new Artistic Director at GVT: Paul Stancato

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV The state’s professional theatre, Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT) located in Lewisburg, recently hired a new Artistic Director after a national search. RealWV sat down with Paul Stancato to learn about his professionals background and how he ended up here in rural West Virginia.  Where are you from?  I am from Chicago, […]

A bold vision for the Schoolhouse Hotel’s future, born of its past

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV It was the summer of 2018. Two years after a devastating 1,000 year flood struck southern West Virginia. One of the hardest-hit areas in the state was downtown White Sulphur Springs.  In response, city officials adopted a business plan to redevelop the town. “The town had a plan, but it needed […]

Top 10 revealed in RealWV’s burger contest

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV The southeastern region of West Virginia is cattle country. Greenbrier County tops the state in beef production. With 39,559 cows in the county and 32,435 people, there are officially more heads of cattle than there are human beings (numbers courtesy of the US Department of Agriculture and the US Census Bureau, […]

‘MAX on Main’ set to open…very soon

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV “I feel like I’ve got something to prove,” says Ken Santmyer, owner of MAX on Main.  Ken’s grandfather opened the first Gino’s Pizzeria & Spaghetti House in Huntington in 1961. His father opened his own location in 1973. Ken not only worked in his family restaurants, but he has also built […]

A journey through Greenville’s historic landscape

By Jonathan Eggleston, RealWV Hidden among the serene hills of Monroe County, West Virginia, lies a piece of history that has withstood the test of time! Cook’s Old Mill is located on Route 122,  just ¼ mile west of Greenville.  On a recent trip, I had the pleasure of uncovering this hidden gem, capturing some […]

Moncove Lake: A journey back in time

By Jonathan Eggleston, RealWV Nestled in the rolling hills of Monroe County, West Virginia, Moncove Lake State Park is a cherished gem that has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. As a lifelong lover of the great outdoors, this park holds a special place in my heart. It’s […]

Drifting down Sandstone Mountain

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Forty drift cars, including four Formula Drift champions, burned up Pluto Road in Raleigh County last month for the third stage in an exciting new motorsports adventure on the backroads of West Virginia. Pluto Road is located in Raleigh County (at the top of Sandstone Mountain). With deep echoes of roaring […]

Who has the best burgers in the New River & Greenbrier Valleys? 

By RealWV staff, The southeastern region of West Virginia is cattle country. Greenbrier County tops the state in beef production. With 39,559 cows in the county and 32,435 people, there are officially more heads of cattle than there are human beings (numbers courtesy of the US Department of Agriculture and the US Census Bureau, both […]