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Early poll shows Justice as slight favorite in governor’s race

Pollster says name recognition likely reason behind early results

By David Gutman

Staff writer

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Eight months before voting begins, West Virginia’s richest man...

Cabell Midland overpowers Winfield, 56-6

WINFIELD — On a muggy night in their home football opener, the Winfield Generals struggled to generate any offensive muscle and fell 56-6 to a strong and dominant Cabell Midland team Friday night.

The Generals (0-2), coming off a...

Magnolia edges Williamstown in battle of No. 1s

WILLIAMSTOWN — In terms of the Gazette-Mail Class A poll, nothing separated co-No. 1s Williamstown and Magnolia heading into their showdown Friday night.

What separated the squads when they met on the field...

Horse industry worries about casino subsidy curbs
Horse industry worries about casino subsidy curbs

BOSTON — Horse track operators and breeders are concerned the good times might be trotting to a close as some states move to rein in a lucrative subsidy that’s helped prop up their long-suffering industry....

Attorney sues jail authority for not handing over pictures, videos

An attorney for an inmate in the Western Regional Jail filed a lawsuit this week asking a judge to require the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority to turn over photos and videos involving an alleged incident with his client....

Pups get play time:Shelter trains staff to lead dog playgroups
Pups get play time:Shelter trains staff to lead dog playgroups

Five baby pools were filled with water and placed around a fenced in yard at the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association on Thursday afternoon. The afternoon portion of summer camp was beginning for the shelter’s some 200 dogs that day....

Turnovers a point of emphasis for WVU
Turnovers a point of emphasis for WVU

MORGANTOWN — Throughout the offseason that finally ends tonight, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen focused on turnovers and ways to prevent them on offense and create them on defense. In a sport structured by...

Purdue gearing up for Birdsong’s Marshall debut
Purdue gearing up for Birdsong’s Marshall debut

HUNTINGTON — It’s possible that Purdue’s defensive players watched video on a team they’ve never seen, much less scouted in their college careers.

That team? James Madison.

The...

Chuck McGill: Could running backs get back in Heisman mix?

A pair of seconds for Melvin Gordon portends a gloomy outlook for running backs and the Heisman Trophy.

Gordon, who starred at Wisconsin before becoming a first-round NFL draft pick in April, rushed for 2,587 yards last season — the...

Former boxing champ Thomas brings storied past to Valley
Former boxing champ Thomas brings storied past to Valley

When a former state champion boxer comes to town, it’s a special occasion. And it was even more so for John Messinger, who operates the Holley Strength System gym in South Charleston.

Paying a visit this week was Tommy...

WVU notebook: Breida best of Georgia Southern RB stable
WVU notebook: Breida best of Georgia Southern RB stable

MORGANTOWN — Georgia Southern won’t have its ordinary starting quarterback for tonight’s season-opening football game against West Virginia, but that doesn’t seem to matter much to either of the ...

St. Mary’s Cross Country Festival runs into the night

A new twist brings excitement to one of the state’s premier regular-season cross country meets.

Cabell Midland will host its annual St. Mary’s Medical Center XC Festival today, as more than 150 teams and 1,700 runners from across...

Prep soccer: Charleston Catholic boys advance to Bishop’s Cup finals

Joey Trupo scored four goals as Charleston Catholic defeated Parkersburg Catholic 7-1 to advance to the championship game of the Bishop’s Cup tournament Friday at Brooke High School.

Luke McKown, Anthony Cipollone and Jack Cimino also had ...

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