Greenbrier County opens warming centers

By RealWV Staff, With more snow and even colder temperatures on the way over the next few days, Greenbrier County officials are making residents aware of warming centers and meal opportunities across the Greenbrier Valley. AVAILABLE LOCATIONS & SERVICES Wellspring – Rupert (daytime only) Valleyworks – Rainelle (daytime only) Overnight Warming Center — Seneca Health […]

Beth Smailes

Earlier this year, RealWV featured Beth Smailes as she opened the Rainelle Deli & Marketplace. It was clear she was a go-getter with big plans for her community, but her impact in year one was even bigger than we imagined. As one example of her community service, Beth fed the hungry out of her store […]

Petty Officer First Class (SEAL) Jeffrey Taylor

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class E-6 Jeffrey S. Taylor was born May 18, 1975, in Midway, West Virginia. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on July 23, 1993. He entered Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training at the end of July 1999, and after completing BUD/S training, Jump School, and SEAL Qualification training, he served with […]

SUNDAY SERMON–God’s Way Home testimonials

New Testament: John 14.1-14 The staff and residents of God’s Way Home, a faith-based residential treatment home in Rainelle, provided testimonials for today’s sermon. We thank Dara, Russell, Billy, & Stevie for having the courage to share their stories!

Smailes family set to open the Rainelle Deli & Marketplace 

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Beth Smailes is a woman on a mission. She wants to bring fresh, simple food to Rainelle with the help of her family and friends.  “Technically we’re not a food desert, but we really are,” she observes.   That’s why Beth and Mary Surbaugh started a Farmer’s Market in Rainelle several years […]

God’s Way Home

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Andrew Bailes drove from Rainelle to Leivasy to pray for a year straight. “I might’ve missed 4 or 5 days all year,” he confesses.  Andrew prayed with a small group asking God how they could help people struggling with addiction? Those prayers led to conversations with the local Day Report Center […]

Valley Works–a community center that does it all

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV It’s Tuesday afternoon beside Rainelle’s only stoplight. Cars drive past the large, welcoming windows of Valley Works. Inside, a small but mighty staff assembles for their weekly meeting.  As they begin, a thin woman enters the door and waits expectantly. Her eyes dart from the door to the staff, back and […]