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Burtons join field for September VIR race

2002 Daytona 500 winner Ward Burton and NASCAR driver Jeb Burton will compete in a special exhibition race at Virginia International Raceway Sept. 22.


VIR’s big moment arrives with Michelin GT Challenge

Motorcycle crash claims life of former local resident

2002 HCHS graduate dies in Texas


Comets pick up sluggish win

‘Green’ Comets show some cohesion in 13-7 benefit victory





Hokies focus on football

Martin inducted into CIAA Hall of Fame

Bristol Martin
Bristol Martin, a longtime local game official who started his career in the South Boston Recreation league, is a Hall of Famer now. Martin recently was honored with induction to the CIAA Officials Hall of Fame. The 2009 induction banquet and ceremonies were held in Charlotte in late February.

UNC has too much for LSU, makes Sweet 16

GREENSBORO, N.C. — LSU had SEC player of the year Marcus Thornton, but North Carolina had too much for the Tigers, including a hungry Ty Lawson, rolling to an 84-70 win that sent the Tar Heels to the NCAA Sweet 16. Lawson, returning for the first time since the regular season finale against Duke, scorched the Tigers for 23 points, with six assists and no turnovers in 31 minutes.

Davis becomes important cog in UNC machine

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Ed Davis appears to be moving from valuable reserve to a very important cog in North Carolina’s NCAA tournament plans. Davis, a Richmond product with ties to Halifax County, provided the Tar Heels with a critical inside presence down the stretch in Saturday’s 84-70 win over LSU which propelled Carolina to the Sweet 16.

UNC-LSU: Tale of the toe

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Never have so many been so concerned with one big toe. Now, we know why. The story of the week has been whether or not North Carolina point guard Ty Lawson would be available for Saturday night’s second round NCAA Tournament matchup with a dangerous LSU team. Lawson, the ACC Player of the Year, had missed the opener against Radford and two games in the conference tournament last week because of a jammed big toe on his right foot.

Duke tops Texas to make first Sweet 16 in three years

GREENSBORO, NC — Mike Krzyzewski left the Greensboro Coliseum Saturday night as fired up as ever about his basketball team. The Blue Devils made critical plays down the stretch and held on to defeat a very athletic Texas team, 74-69, to advance to the East Regional in Boston and the NCAA tournament Sweet 16.

Virginia Tech bows out of NIT

BLACKSBURG, Va. — In a stark contrast to its previous game, Virginia Tech had difficulty making baskets. The Hokies picked the wrong time to do so, because their opponent, the Baylor Bears, was on target often.

NCAA notebook: Wake Forest’s humiliating fall points to ACC woes

Cleveland State stunned Wake Forest Friday evening in Miami, upsetting the fourth-ranked Deacons, 84-69, part of a stunning fall for the ACC. There were a variety of media theories floating around after this embarrassing flameout. There’s considerable speculation that several Deacs will leave this season for the pro ranks. Did that factor contribute to a lack of focus against Cleveland State?

Duke sails past Binghamton

Tucker McLaughlin Jr.
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Duke sailed by Binghamton Thursday night and moved on to a second round NCAA tournament meeting with Texas. The Blue Devils improved to 29-6 overall with their 86-62 win over the America East champs. Now, it’s on to attractive second round matchup Saturday night, with Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski and Texas’ Rick Barnes trying to guide their teams to the Sweet 16.

Tarheels crush Radford

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