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Statehouse Beat: No shortage of common-sense driving ads

Among the great ironies of state government is that while the state lacks sufficient federal funding to adequately maintain roads and bridges in the state (and may have none come August), it has plenty of federal funding to constantly remind drivers...

Saints’ Ingram eyes big numbers in contract year
Saints’ Ingram eyes big numbers in contract year

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — If ever there was a square peg in the NFL being forced into a round hole, it would be Saints running back Mark Ingram.

Ingram, a slashing, between-the-tackles runner and former Heisman...

Saints notebook: Bailey still feels he can be a Champ
Saints notebook: Bailey still feels he can be a Champ

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — The Saints have done this kind of thing before, acquire a veteran defensive back in hopes of making their secondary more opportunistic and cash in more big plays.

In 2009, it worked...

Rick Ryan: Another coup for Superman Justice

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Saints coach Sean Payton, flanked by reporters, was in the midst of his first media conference of training camp at The Greenbrier the other day when his remarks were interrupted by a shrill...

Herd’s Grooms arrested for burglary, 3 misdemeanors

The Marshall athletic department announced that running back Kevin Grooms has been dismissed from the football team early Saturday morning.

The Herald Dispatch reported that the Huntington Police Department arrested Grooms on a felony charge...

Frank Giardina: Hard Times, Raw Beef, Chop Chop and other sports nicknames

Last week, southern West Virginia lost one of our all-time great sports nicknames with the passing of longtime NFL assistant coach Jim “Raw Beef” Myers.

The son of a Boone County farmer, “Raw Beef” starred at Scott...

Chaos notches first playoff win

The West Virginia Chaos earned its first playoff win, shutting out the Seacoast United Phantoms 2-0 in the United Soccer League’s Premier Developmental League Eastern Conference semifinals Saturday in New Jersey.

The Chaos scored the...

‘Critter moments’ lead to natural highs

One of the joys of being an outdoors writer is that I sometimes get to see things that most people don’t.

Nature photographers say the secret to success in their line of work is “f /8 and be there....

Duck biologists recommend liberal season
Duck biologists recommend liberal season

If federal wildlife officials heed the recommendations of waterfowl biologists, West Virginia’s duck hunters can look forward to a nice, long season.

Members of the Atlantic Flyway Council, representing states from Florida to Maine and on ...

DNR opens public lands to permit-based bear hunt
DNR opens public lands to permit-based bear hunt

A change in West Virginia’s bear-hunting regulations will open thousands of acres of prime bear habitat to hunters — provided they draw permits that allow them to hunt there.

Division of Natural Resources officials have started...

Outdoors Calendar — July 27

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n The Putnam County Gun Club will hold a high-power match, 9 a.m., at the club’s range near ...

Judge denies WVRC motion against WVU on IMG agreement

A Monongalia County judge has denied a civil court motion filed by West Virginia Radio Corp. for a summary judgment against West Virginia University and others in regard to WVU’s third-tier rights agreement with IMG College, LLC.

Business ...

Fans come marching in to The Greenbrier to see the Saints
Fans come marching in to The Greenbrier to see the Saints

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Reid Cumberland and his two children, Isabella and Roman, packed up their car and made the two-day drive from their home in New Orleans. Mary Conkling caught a plane from Austin, Texas. ...

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