Best local coffee spots in the Greenbrier Valley

By RealWV Staff With the arrival of a certain national coffee chain in Lewisburg beside Interstate 64, there’s been a lot of chatter about its effects on local coffee spots. For decades, the Greenbrier Valley has been host to a number of terrific coffee shops. Here are some of our current favorites for locals and […]

‘Shortest’ St. Patrick’s Day Parade held in America’s Coolest Small Town

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV In 2009, Patrick O’Flaherty owned the Irish Pub in downtown Lewisburg and began an annual tradition of hosting The Shortest St. Patrick’s Parade…in America’s Coolest Small Town. The idea came from his friends from Belfast, Stephen and Pauline Patterson. They owned an Irish Pub in New Orleans from 2002 to 2016, […]

Blackwell’s: Big city cuisine served with small town hospitality

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV March 6, 2023 Nearly forty years ago, LeeAnn Gillilan took an apprenticeship in the kitchen at The Greenbrier Hotel Culinary Program under Rod Stoner. “I was the woman,” she remembers. “As in the only one. There weren’t many of us back then.” Today, LeeAnn is the owner/operator/chef at Blackwell’s Catering in […]

Early spring plants in danger

By Jason Christian, Blue Weather & RealWV Flowers and trees came out nearly twenty days early this year but now are in danger of freezing. Temps look to be more like winter most of March. Many people are ready for spring after getting teased with mild weather the last three weeks but we are going […]

Wind advisories issued

By Jason Christian, Blue Weather & RealWV High wind gust today as well as strong storm cells for those bordering Ohio. For full forecast watch here:

All roads lead to Good Roads Bakehouse

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV February 18, 2023 Two years ago, Karri Roberts and Dan Cannon were living in Pittsburgh. She was a florist and he was a maintenance tech for a real estate firm. “The pandemic hit,” she remembers, “and I was like, ‘Take me back to the farm!’”  Karri is originally from Craigsville (Nicholas […]

Appalachian chefs in training at The Hub

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV January 23, 2023 What do local teens do on a Friday night? This group attended a culinary workshop with Chef Chad Jones in hopes of performing better at their job in the food service industry.  The Hub High Rocks runs The Hub, a café in the former Lewisburg Elementary School building […]

Brier Patch Bar & Grill, ‘A home away from home’ 

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV In a town known for fantastic food, even the hotel bar & grill is a dining destination. “People tell us all the time, ‘This is the best burger I’ve ever had,’” says Chef Abel Nobel.  Owned by Gary and Rosalie Ambler and located inside The Brier Inn just off Interstate 64 […]