Marla Short

   “If you want something done, ask a busy person.”  That old saying seems to have been created with Marla Short in mind.           The resourceful Marla is who they asked to help create a gymnasium for children to play biddy basketball after the flood in Richwood took out the high school and middle school […]

Bloomfield Richwood opens 2023 gallery season with mother-son exhibit 

February 3, 2023 A mother-son art exhibit in Richwood drew a lively crowd of about sixty Thursday evening at Bloomfield Gallery on Main Street.  Entitled “Fire. Earth. Water,” the gallery opening featured several dozen works by Raleigh County native Deborah Lester and her son, Jamie Lester of Morgantown.  Both were on hand for the opening.  […]

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 […]

Nicholas superintendent pitches ‘academy’ to community members

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV January 27, 2023 On Wednesday evening, the Nicholas County Board of Education met to discuss Superintendent Donna Burge-Tetrick’s plan for the “Nicholas County Academy of Academic Excellence.” As part of a mediated agreement between the school system and the West Virginia Department of Education, the proposed academy will be located on […]