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 […]

Wellspring to host free Christmas meal in Rupert

By RealWV staff,  Wellspring, a faith-based nonprofit located in Rupert, is hosting a free Christmas meal this year for residents. “A lot of places aren’t able to open on Christmas Day, so we want to share what we have with others who are in need,” said Abigail Spangler, Co-Director. “Our volunteers will be serving, there […]

Wellspring to host free Thanksgiving meal in Rupert

By RealWV staff,  Wellspring, a faith-based nonprofit located in Rupert, is hosting a free Thanksgiving meal this year for residents. “We want to offer the meal to the community as part of our holiday program,” said Abigail Spangler, Co-Director. “We know food prices are always increasing, so we’re offering the meal to help support to […]

Connecting the Meadow River Valley Community 

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV When Rupert Elementary School moved into a new building on the campus of Western Greenbrier Middle School, local citizens knew they needed to take action.  “When we took over the former school campus, we had a vision of what we didn’t want it to be,” says Matt Ford, President of the […]

New support program for grandparents raising their grandkids 

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV A new “grandfamilies” program is being offered at the Greenbrier County Family Support Center in Rupert. Located on the campus of the Marvel Center, the program is a partnership to support grandparents raising their grandkids.  “It’s growing,” explains Lesley Toliver, Director of the Family Support Center. “We started with two grandparents […]

Community Baby Shower in Rupert on May 31, registration required now 

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV It’s a tradition for families to “shower” parents with gifts when they are expecting a child. But some parents who lack family support miss out on these important traditions. So the Greenbrier County Family Support Center (FSC) is stepping in to provide a Community Baby Shower.  Who is eligible? Any parents […]

Josiah & Abby Spangler ‘full of hope’ as new directors at Wellspring 

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Abby & Josiah Spangler began their professional careers as Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurses in Charleston…just as the pandemic hit. Despite the challenges that presented, they loved their jobs. They got married, bought a house, and began to build a beautiful life together. They had the world at their fingertips, earning good […]