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Powell’s Creek Farm solar addresses neighbors’ concerns

Voter registration deadline nears

Mecklenburg trustees hire architect, get first look at budget

Nichols outlines plans for school operations funding, debt service


Comet tennis early season success continues





Comet tennis early season success continues

Atlanta report

HAMPTON, Ga. - Winning the Kobalt 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday came down to a single decision made by two different crew chiefs. Pat Tryson ordered four while Bob Osborne gambled on two – tires that is. As the green flag waved for the final time, Carl Edwards was your proverbial sitting duck and Kurt Busch had the loaded gun. It was over before it started. Busch was a rocket at the start pushing his nose in front of Edwards as the two rolled off the second turn and onto the backstretch.

Four down, 22 to go

Four races down, 22 to go, before the Chase for the Championship and already the top twelve has a familiar feel. Jeff Gordon leads the point standings with 634 points as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series takes it first of three off weekends. Clint Bowyer is 43 points back in second, followed by Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth, Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Kasey Kahne, Greg Biffle, Brian Vickers and David Reutimann.

Motorsports Academy

For the 2009 racing season, George Spencer returns as the driver for the Virginia Farm Bureau Comet Racing Team. This is George’s second season with Halifax County Public Schools Motorsports Racing Team. Under the leadership of Doug Newcomb and Danny Wilborn the focus will not only be on improving the sixth place finish from last season, but also training the team members to be more specialized in the various jobs of being on a pit crew. As part of their sponsorship package, Virginia Farm Bureau has purchased fourteen NASCAR licenses for those students selected to be on the pit crew team. Each member of the pit crew is expected to learn each job responsibility and then work toward specializing in one of the positions. The team will be lead by Brent Younger, the crew chief. Younger is a junior at the Halifax County High School who has been a part of the pit crew for the past two seasons. Through his dedication and leadership skills, the coaches selected to groom Younger to be the crew chief on and off the track.

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