Eccentrics provided interest to community

I was looking at an issue of the Independent Herald dated 1939 when I came across a short article on …

November 24th, 2015 |  

State committed to combatting substance abuse

Since becoming governor, I’ve made helping those struggling with substance abuse one of my top priorities, and I’m proud of …

November 24th, 2015 |  

We interrupt this column to bring you deer season

We are sorry to inform you that the regularly scheduled edition of this little slice of life in the outdoors …

November 24th, 2015 |  

There is more to deer camp than deer

As November quickly slips by, many hunters are making plans and packing up the camper to head to higher ground …

November 10th, 2015 |  

Alzheimer’s is a thief who steals loved ones

I first wrote this back when Barb had to be hospitalized for the first time. It wound up on the …

November 10th, 2015 |  

NTFW hosts successful hunt

On October 10, 2015 the Logan Area Chapter of the NWTF teamed up with Mingo Logan Coal Company near Sharples …

November 3rd, 2015 |  

Uncovering West Virginia’s history

No matter where you live or where you’re from, there is always something fascinating about finding an unearthed treasure. Whether …

November 3rd, 2015 |  

It’s mating season for the whitetail deer

Fall is in the air and can only mean one thing… The whitetail bucks are getting ready to rut! Well …

October 27th, 2015 |  

Students deserve safe learning environment

This week, I joined administrators, teachers and student advocates from across the state to recognize National Bullying Prevention Month and …

October 20th, 2015 |  

Time for fishing not over yet

There is still time for some fishing. Even as the leaves are flying and the smell of autumn is in …

October 20th, 2015 updated: October 20th, 2015. |  

I stayed close to door during snake handling service

Every once in a while a documentary airs on television about religions, and snake-handling in particular. It is usually fascinating …

October 13th, 2015 |  

Taking trophy photos of your trophy

I think we can all agree that memories are priceless. Many of my fondest memories growing up and even as …

October 13th, 2015 |  

I stayed close to the door in snake handling service

Every once in a while a documentary airs on television about religions, and snake-handling in particular. It is usually fascinating …

October 6th, 2015 |  

Shooting club stresses safety

Local shooting club has their guns ablazin’ Ok, so maybe they aren’t quite that dramatic, but they definitely have a …

October 6th, 2015 |  

Spider webs can be sticky situations

“No, I wasn’t doing the whip or the nae nae! I walked into another spider web!” I hate SPIDER-webs! I …

September 29th, 2015 |  

Elk restoration takes a step forward

The long sought after Elk Restoration program in West Virginia took a big step forward recently with the creation of …

September 22nd, 2015 |  

Squirrel hunting a time honored tradition in Mountain State

Many of my earliest memories of hunting are centered on those anxious days waiting for that first hunting season of …

September 15th, 2015 |  

It’s time to get tuned up for hunting season

It’s time to get tuned up for hunting season

Hunting season is upon us. The migratory bird season has opened, the early bear season is under way, and squirrel …

September 8th, 2015 |  

It’s sengin’ time

There’s gold in them thar hills! Ok, maybe it isn’t exactly gold, but to the root hunter, it is pretty …

September 1st, 2015 |  

August is tree stand safety month

It is that time of year. With archery season barely a month away it is time for all of us …

August 25th, 2015 |  

By 1954 the Great War had been over long enough for the country to return to normal. But the war …

August 25th, 2015 |  

Make the most of the new school year

As students across our state return to school, it is important to have a fresh focus on the year that …

August 25th, 2015 |  


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