Rhema Christian Center celebrates 40 years 

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Forty years ago, Stewart, Sheila, and Travis Farley (their 2 ½ year old son), held the first worship service at Rhema Christian Center. They assumed the property from another church, and it included a school. But it did not include any chairs in the makeshift sanctuary.  So for the first service, […]

Kiwanis Club of the Greenbrier Valley focused on serving children’s needs

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV In a time when civic organizations are in decline, there’s a new service organization in the Greenbrier Valley focused on making a positive impact with children.  Kiwanis Club of the Greenbrier Valley is a local chapter of the international Kiwanis Club. Kiwanis began in 1919 in Detroit, and now operates in […]

Courthouse Farmers’ Market opens this Saturday at RCB Clinic

PRESS RELEASE The Robert C. Byrd Clinic is thrilled to announce the return of the Courthouse Farmers’ Market for the 2024 season! The popular market will kick off on Saturday, April 20th, and will run every Saturday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm throughout the growing season. “We are honored to once again host the […]

Christian Brackenrich qualifies for CrossFit Games semifinals

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Christian Brackenrich is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. He’s polite, professional, and caring.  He asks, “How are you and your family doing?” And you get the sense that he actually wants to know.  Perhaps that’s because he’s seen his share of challenges at a young age.  “Everybody brings […]

Start your day with ‘Tasty Bites’

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Our mawmaws and pawpaws always told us that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Now thanks to Jessica Marvin, residents of the tri-county area around Alderson (where Greenbrier, Monroe, & Summers County meet) will have a new breakfast option at Tasty Bites.  “We’ll serve breakfast all day and […]

Amy’s Market: Come for the food, stay for a sweet

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV After 24 years in the industry, including 14 years as an executive pastry chef, Amy Mills was ready for a change.  “I didn’t get to interact with customers directly, so I never got to actually see if they enjoyed what I made for them,” she says. “So I decided to open […]

SUNDAY SERMON: The Test of Easter

By Rev. Stephen Baldwin NT: John 20.1-18 A friend sent me a quote last week that I’ve been obsessing over ever since. It said, “The test of Easter isn’t to love Jesus; it’s to love Judas.”   It left me speechless. I had to read it again. “The test of Easter isn’t to love Jesus; it’s […]

How a local farm is freeze-drying strawberries for school snacks 

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Generating year round revenue is a challenge for most small businesses. Especially for farms.  “The public can’t afford to pay what small farms need to survive,” says Jennifer Gilkerson of Sunset Berry Farms.  In response to this problem, policymakers wondered if government could incentivize the state to buy local food from […]

Josh Crane

The days are getting longer. The grass is growing greener. That can only mean one thing. It’s baseball season! Kids across this state and nation are dusting off their cleats and breaking in their gloves for the start of a new year. But none of it would be possible without the volunteers who organize, run, […]