BECKLEY — Beckley Area Derby Dames’ St. Brawly Girl, left, gets blocked by one of the members of the NRV Bruisin’ Burgs during roller derby action Sunday at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center. It was the first home bout of the season for the Dames, who won 196-184. The bout benefited Operation Underdog, an animal advocacy group in southern West Virginia dedicated to the rescue of unwanted animals in the area.
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A very thankful Thanksgiving
Let’s see, where to begin. First, we have to rewind to last year to start this story.
Go deer hunting before the season ends
The two-week buck hunting season in West Virginia has ended. The first week of the season is the most popular hunting time in our neck of the woods and one many sportsmen fill with traditions from the past.
Snowy owl invasion is under way
Nothing gets birders more excited than widespread reports of unusual birds. They jump in their cars, drive hundreds of miles, and hope to spot a “life bird.” Sometimes they are successful. Sometimes they are not. It’s all part of the thrill of birding.
Astros pitching coach lined up for symposium
The St. Louis Cardinals were able to ride a young pitching staff to the National League pennant. Shelby Miller and Michael Wacha were rookies, and Joe Kelly was in his second season.
Re-living the big moment
My brother and I have hunted Thanksgiving week together since we were children. In fact, when we first started hunting I was too young to carry a gun for the first few seasons. My job back then was to sit quietly alongside him watching patiently for a buck to wander into our view. Rarely did we even see a deer.
Good books make great holiday gifts
For the nature lovers on your holiday gift list, a good book is always appreciated. Here are a few titles I’ve recently discovered that any nature lover will enjoy.
Ravens hold on for 22-20 win over Steelers
Justin Tucker kicked five field goals, and the Baltimore Ravens stopped a 2-point conversion with 1:03 left to survive a comeback bid by the Pittsburgh Steelers and escape with a 22-20 victory Thursday night.
Thanksgiving has new meaning for Miners’ Tim Epling
When Tim Epling sits at the family table today and a prayer is said over Thanksgiving dinner, it might feel a bit different than before.
YMCA’s Thanksgiving Day Run postponed until Saturday
Due to poor weather conditions, the YMCA of Southern West Virginia has rescheduled the annual Thanksgiving Day Run for Saturday, November 30.
Former Miner Prestridge signs — with the Miners
Some things seem to work out perfectly.
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