Judiciary passes Campbell’s party registration bill

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Should there be limits on how long a citizen belongs to a political party before being allowed to seek office via that party?  HB5373, sponsored by Delegate Jeff Campbell (R-Greenbrier), requires that candidates for elected office (or appointments to elected office) belong to their political party for at least 60 days […]

Local FFA students receive hands-on training at Willow Bend

By Greenbrier East FFA officers for RealWV, On February 1, students from Mrs. Dunkle’s morning classes at Greenbrier East traveled to the Willow Bend Agriculture Innovation Center for a fun filled day full of learning about sheep. Greenbrier West, James Monroe and Summers County were also in attendance for this event. The day started off […]

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 […]

From the Publisher: Why becoming a nonprofit is the next step for RealWV

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Publisher Thirteen months ago, Matthew Young and I started The Real WV with a simple vision–get the real story out about West Virginia. We wanted to feature West Virginians doing amazing work, provide high-quality journalism, and preserve Appalachian culture.  It took off like we never imagined. We reached more than ten […]

‘Taste of Heaven’ lives up to its name in Maxwelton

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV As I pull off Route 219 North just past the airport in Maxwelton, Barry Manilow croons on the radio, “Sweet heaven, I’m in love again.” Coincidence? Surely not.  I park outside Taste of Heaven Bakery & Cheese Shop, located between an auto repair shop and a off-road-vehicle dealer just past the […]

Weather ups and downs expected to continue

By Jason Christian, Blue Weather & RealWV Weather more typical of March continues. We will warm up this week bringing rain chances by Thursday. Temps crash with snowflakes in the forecast next weekend. Following that will be another warm up and thunderstorm potential by midweek next week. Click link below for full details! https://www.facebook.com/share/p/5GKsQkVchuer75ud/?mibextid=WC7FNe

Snow expected Friday night

By Jason Christian, Blue Weather & RealWV We have some snow accumulation possible across the state Friday night. For current outlook and a look at possible snow accumulations click link below. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=pfbid0eAgFZJpVgeUSL4YBLbWQhCTS9yesF2Sqexbs4CMeGeWCbGJVUtjnsvYnND2xDPTfl&id=100063637173850

Katy McBride honored by Conservation District

Individuals who have made outstanding contributions to conservation are recognized with the Member-at-Large award. This year, Katy McBride was honored with the award. A dedicated NRCS Soil Conservationist and District Conservationist, Katy has worked for the Soil Conservation Service (SCS) and REIC Labs from 1993 to 1997. She has supported partner  organizations, conducted community outreach, and engaged […]

Gary Sawyers wins District Supervisor of the Year award

Gary Sawyers was presented with the 2023 Supervisor of the Year award for his outstanding job in promoting conservation and development in the Greenbrier Valley Conservation District. Gary is a beloved member of the community, having served the Greenbrier Valley Conservation District for many years. He continues to farm in the Meadow River Valley, teaches Sunday […]