FEMA will allow Nicholas County Schools to use flood money on a new school plan

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Christmas came early for Nicholas County Schools (NCS) Board President Chip Perrine. After receiving a letter from FEMA last week, he feels confident the board of education can finally move forward with a flood rebuild project they can afford. Earlier this year, bids came in much higher than the available funding […]

The magic of Summit Lake

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Over the weekend, our family made a quick trip to one of our favorite mountain towns, Richwood. Located along the Cherry River in eastern Nicholas County, Richwood is a town on the rebound with good food, outdoor recreation, and kind people.  After dinner one night, our son wanted to do a […]

Nicholas student counters negativity with positivity

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Summersville Middle School student Matty Buckner said she noticed “people seemed heavy” with depression and anxiety the last few years, so she decided to do something about it.  She started Quacks for Kindness, a simple activity meant to uplift people in her community. How does it work? She writes an encouraging […]

GUEST COLUMN: Engineers & contractors begin work on new Richwood schools 

By Susan Johnson On Wednesday, January 25, six years, seven months and two days since the devastating flood of 2016, the Nicholas County Board of Education signed the contracts to begin work on the K-12 facility that will replace Richwood High School and Richwood Middle School.   On January 31, engineers and contractors held a pre-construction meeting […]