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The last homeless man in Port Covington

The last homeless man in Port Covington

Crossing the train tracks under the highway near the Schuster Concrete building, Jim Petway looks hale and hearty on this sunny Friday morning. He looks pretty good for a guy who is being evicted from a tent.

"They came down here last week and gave me 'til the 17th to vacate," he says on Nov. 5.

"They" are Kevin Plank's people. Petway has camped on their land for five years, since long before Plank's $2 billion Port Covington development became a news item. The ground leading to Petway's camp—two small tents arranged under a tarp with more tarps as windbreaks—is soft and flat and covered in straw. New green shoots of...