Courtesy Patrol driver moonlights as pro wrestler

By Stephen Baldwin, ReaWV Last week, we shared the incredible story of the Courtesy Patrol driver who encountered a bridge jumper on the New River Gorge Bridge. Richie Acevedo called 911, and five deputies who responded immediately were able to save the jumper’s life.  “I’m really grateful this guy’s life was saved by the deputies […]

Courtesy Patrol encounters bridge jumper, deputies save man’s life

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Richie Acevedo works the night shift for the West Virginia Courtesy Patrol. He covers a 35-mile section of Route 19, which includes the famous New River Gorge Bridge. Most nights, Richie’s job involves removing animals from the road and assisting travelers with car trouble. But one morning before dawn two weeks […]

New Russellville Bridge installed on Meadow River Trail

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Back in 2015, local officials gathered to celebrate the restoration of the Russellville Bridge. It was destroyed in the flood of 2016. Now, as part of construction of the Meadow River Trail, the bridge is being fully replaced and raised by five feet. Two of three pieces were installed last week, […]

Becky Sullivan

Becky Sullivan was born and raised in beautiful Fayette County, West Virginia.  Becky graduated from Concord University and has been working in the tourism industry ever since in her home county. Becky is now the executive director for the New River Gorge CVB and is the president of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce. She is […]