Ronceverte Food Pantry finds new home 

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV In a meeting last night, the Ronceverte Food Pantry Board of Directors worked through the details of acquiring the former Nazarene Church located on Route 219. The current building is structurally unsound and will be demolished. A new building housing the food pantry will replace it.  Mayor Deena Pack attended the […]

Rebuilding Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, one patient at a time

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV “When we know better, we do better.” That quote from Maya Angelou serves as a guiding light for Becky Harless, the new Administrator for Greenbrier Valley Medical Center.  RealWV sat down with Becky for an interview on July 10, 2024, the one-year anniversary of her move to the Greenbrier Valley after […]

New outdoor recreation rental business opens in Ronceverte

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Jerry Canterbury was born and raised in southern West Virginia. He left in 1967 to join the hospitality industry, working all across the East Coast. Most recently, he operated a bike outfitter in New Hampshire.  “One day I was having a rough day,” Jerry recalls, “and I just said to myself, […]

Why this local dad marches at Greenbrier Pride Parade

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV On Saturday, June 29, Greenbrier Valley Pride will host their fourth annual pride parade. It was held in Lewisburg for two years and then moved to Ronceverte in 2023. In response to experiencing the event for the first time last year, several Ronceverte residents took to social media to ask why […]

Preserving 100-year old stained glass

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV On July 3, 1881, the Ronceverte Presbyterian Church was organized as an outpost of the Old Stone Presbyterian Church in Lewisburg, WV. Dr. M.L. Lacy served as Pastor at Old Stone and led the commission to establish the Ronceverte church. Up until that time, Dr. Lacy had been preaching in Ronceverte […]

Ronceverte Food Truck Festival returns May 17-18

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By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV After a huge year one, the Ronceverte Food Truck Festival is back for another round of food, music, and fun in the River City. The event opens on Friday, May 17 at 4pm and runs until 10pm. It continues on Saturday, May 18, from 12pm-10pm. Dan Withrow is leading the charge […]

Primitive Goods moves to larger space, adds food items

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Last spring , Ronceverte welcomed a new general store. The owners of Primitive Goods offered quality items at affordable prices.  Tired of making Amazon orders, they wanted to shop locally for quality, affordable home goods.  Tired of traffic, they wanted to stay close to home to buy those products.  Tired of […]

‘Oscar Night’ benefit in honor of the late Doug Hylton

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Doug Hylton was Mr. Ronceverte. He was involved in everything coming and going in town! With the town now experiencing a renaissance for which he helped lay the groundwork, a benefit is paying tribute to one of Doug’s passions–classic movie memorabilia. On March 9, the Sportsman Tavern is hosting ‘Oscar Night.’ […]

Father turns shop keys over to son at Masters

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Since 1990, Greg Masters has served as a trusted auto mechanic in the Greenbrier Valley. “I like figuring things out,” he says of his work. “That’s why we’re so covered up in tough jobs. People come to us.” But for the last two years, Greg just hasn’t felt like himself. He […]