Kroger employees vote to authorize strike

By RealWV staff, Employees at Kroger’s grocery stores across three states voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike earlier today. According to the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400 Union, “Members voted 1,375–214 (87%) to reject the company’s contract proposal and 1,347–229 (85%) to authorize a strike.” The union includes more than 3,000 Kroger employees. […]

A trip to Rehoboth, the oldest standing church in W.Va.

October 2023 By Jonathan Eggleston for Real WV The old Rehoboth Church in Monroe County, West Virginia, had long escaped my notice until a few days ago when I found myself navigating the Rehoboth Church Road in the outskirts of downtown Union. My journey of discovery led me to the realization that I had stumbled […]

Kittles Hardware feels like the past, represents the future

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV People say retail is dead. No one wants to shop locally anymore. They would rather shop online or visit a big box store. So they say.  Three-plus years into owning Kittles Hardware Store in Union, owners Chris & Anita Wszolek respond, “Retail is not dead. It’s very much alive.”  Judging from […]

Caden Glover: A young man with an old soul

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV January 31, 2023 Caden Glover is blazing his own trail on the music scene. Or as he puts it, “I’m just going where the music takes me.”  After graduating from James Monroe High School in 2022, Glover planned to move to Nashville. “That went in my favor when it ended up […]