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Ramping up for solar jobs

SVCC starts worker training program in anticipation of big demand for installer positions

Mecklenburg trustees take look at shorter school day

Proposal calls for shaving minutes off daily schedule

Brewery makes plans to move to lakefront

Clarksville’s hometown craft brewery is moving to a lakeside location, with a planned opening in summer 2019.

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Post 8 scrappy, with solid offense, pitching

Defensive miscues prove costly, but team able to get over shortcomings

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Fiery night at SBS

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Dean Jones climbs over the infield retaining wall at South Boston Speedway as he made certain that his son, Mike Jones was out of the car following a fiery crash Saturday. (Ken Childs photo)

Morris ready to crank up season

NASCAR update

Catching up with ther NASCAR Sprint Cup field heading to Bristol this weekend: Hamlin Can Build On Car Number History At Bristol: Former South Boston Speedway regular Denny Hamlin drives the no. 11, which has been very successful at Bristol. *Ned Jarrett* drove the No. 11 car to a third-place finish in the first race at Bristol in July 1961. He also drove the car to its first victory at Bristol in July 1965. Since then, the 11 car has been synonymous with Victory Lane at the track. In 86 NASCAR Sprint Cup races since Jarrett’s victory, the No. 11 car has won the race 17 times.

SBS to try again for season opener

Mother Nature did not cooperate with South Boston Speedway competitors and fans last weekend, but the green flag is now ready to drop to begin the 2009 season on Saturday, March 21, at America’s Hometown Track. Persistent rain on Friday and Saturday of last week washed out the planned season-opener, however, this weekend five action-packed races are planned for the running of the NASCAR Whelen Night.

WERA comes to VIR this weekend

WERA motorcycles racers are coming to Virginia International Raceway March 21 and 22 for the series’ second event of the new season. Long a favorite among racers, WERA brings together some of the best racers on two wheels for an exciting weekend of races on the 2.25-mile North Course.

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

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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.

Sadler scraping for points

The year was 1995 and a young Elliott Sadler was cruising his way to a championship at South Boston Speedway. Flash forward 14 years and Sadler is doing anything but cruising; he is however fighting and sure to never lose. Sadler is scraping hard for every point he can get trying to build on his fifth place finish in the Daytona 500 and parlay it into a spot in the top twelve in the point standings.

Pulliam ready for LMSC run

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Lee Pulliam
Jimmy Wade figured he might get racing out of his system last season, but has returned for another campaign at South Boston Speedway. Wade, competing in the Pure Stock division, hopes to be more competitive this season.

Wade returning for another season

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Jimmy Wade
Jimmy Wade figured he might get racing out of his system last season, but has returned for another campaign at South Boston Speedway. Wade, competing in the Pure Stock division, hopes to be more competitive this season.

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