From the Publisher: Why becoming a nonprofit is the next step for RealWV

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Publisher Thirteen months ago, Matthew Young and I started The Real WV with a simple vision–get the real story out about West Virginia. We wanted to feature West Virginians doing amazing work, provide high-quality journalism, and preserve Appalachian culture.  It took off like we never imagined. We reached more than ten […]

Flood committee votes to refer flood relief organization for investigation

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Joint Committee on Flooding typically relies on Jenny Gannaway, Executive Director of Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (WVVOAD), as a trusted expert providing them information about what’s happening on the ground with disaster recovery across the state. But following a 26-minute grilling by Senator Eric Tarr, R-Putnam, […]

Add your name to ‘The Nice List’ this holiday season

By Roger Lockridge, for RealWV Isaac Morgan was born in Kanawha County and raised in Greenbrier County. Like many kids that grew up in the Mountain State, the holiday season embodied that feeling of home. Some of the fondest memories he has from his childhood include his uncle Bo dressing up as Santa Claus and […]