W.Va. principal featured on America’s Funniest Home Videos this Sunday

By RealWV staff, Principal James Marsh, of Zela Elementary School in Nicholas County, W.Va., was hard at work before students came to school on a Monday morning last spring preparing for the day ahead. At 7:16am as part of his normal routine, he unlocked a dumpster, only to have a large black bear pop out! […]

Get lost in a W.Va. corn maze this fall

By Jonathan Eggleston for RealWV Living just across the street from the Hanna Farmstead’s new location on Hillsdale Rd., I couldn’t resist the opportunity to see what this picturesque farm had in store for its visitors. With the promise of pumpkins, mazes, and more, my curiosity was piqued. Owners Alex and Jade Hanna have transformed […]

Paisley features locals in new video, delves into drug crisis

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV In a livestream from his social media today, country music star and native son Brad Paisley released two new music videos shot in West Virginia. “Son of the Mountains” is a feel-good country song that you could easily mistake for a tourism promotional video advertising the state. It features a number […]

Miss West Virginia steps onto the national stage tonight

By RealWV Staff, Nevaeh Harmon is Miss West Virginia. She won the crown this summer in the Mountain State, and now she is set to compete for Miss USA tonight against top competition from across the nation. Originally from Charleston, Nevaeh is currently a student at Marshall University. She was elected as Vice President of […]

$100,000 contest for West Virginia businesses 

By RealWV staff, The Ignite WV business competition is back! With more than $100,000 (plus coaching and training from professionals) available to winners, new and existing West Virginia businesses are encouraged to apply by January 18, 2024.  “West Virginia is on the cusp of becoming a cutting-edge start-up state,” says Tara St. Clair, Program Director […]

Brad Paisley previews new music video shot in West Virginia

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Native son Brad Paisley is back with his first new album since 2017, and it’s showcasing his home state of West Virginia. “Sons of the Mountains” releases in full this fall. Four tracks, along with a new music video show on location in southern West Virginia, release this Friday.  Paisley plans […]

Jim’s Drive-In wins ‘Best Hot Dogs in the Valley 2023’

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV After two rounds of intense competition for the title of “Best Hot Dogs in the Valley 2023,” the readers have spoken. Your winner is…Jim’s Drive-In of Lewisburg! Round 1 saw more than 20 nominees for “Best Hot Dogs” from across the Greenbrier Valley and the Meadow River Valley. More than 4,000 […]

SUNDAY SERMON: The last shall be first

Rev. Stephen Baldwin NT: Matthew 20.1-16 Our family is very competitive. We try to hide it outside the family, because it’s not very polite or kind to make everything a competition which you want to win, but that’s the reality.  When I was around ten years old, we had an Easter Egg hunt at my […]

Get your fall fix at The Hanna Farmstead

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Alex and Jade Hanna took a leap of faith a couple years ago, opening a new agritourism business just outside Lewisburg, WV.  The young couple grew up farming and saw an opportunity to welcome visitors to their farm each fall. That’s when The Hanna Farmstead was born—a small farm off Fairview […]

Historic Sweet Springs Resort: From Healing Waters to Haunting Tales

By Jonathan Eggleston, for Real WV Nestled among the beautiful Appalachian Mountains, the Sweet Springs Resort in Sweet Springs, WV, is a place that blends history, natural beauty, and spine-tingling tales of the supernatural.  This iconic resort has witnessed a transformation over the centuries, from a renowned healing spa to a hauntingly intriguing destination that […]