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‘A blow to our schools’:  Trustees offer praise as Lineburg sets exit


Merchants hope busy Sunday is good omen for Christmas sales

Firefighter charged in Mountain Road crash


Comets work on weaknesses in scrimmage

Regular season opens Wednesday at Franklin County





McCarty surges past Sellers to take the win, and $10,000 check at SBS Saturday

Busch takes RIR win

CHECKERED FLAG - Kyle Busch overcame a record-tying 15 cautions and had a strong final run to take the checkered flag at the end of the Russ Friedman 400 at Richmond International Raceway Saturday night.
Kyle Busch celebrated his 24th birthday in style, capitalizing on a superb performance from his team and an unusual late green flag run at Richmond International Raceway.

Pulling double duty

Jeb Burton at VIR Sunday
It’s all part of the learning curve for a young racer. Jeb Burton pulled double duty this past weekend, competing in NASCAR short track racing at South Boston Speedway on Saturday night and on a specialized short track circuit Sunday at Virginia International Raceway Sunday. Burton, still only 16, is further ahead in NASCAR racing at SBS. He finished fourth in limited sportsman action at SBS, and 23rd in the Volkswagen Jetta TDI event at VIR.

Donohue reviled by competition

David Donohue left Virginia International Raceway on Saturday reviled by two of his competitors after a bruising finish to the feature race, the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Daytona Prototypes feature. Nevertheless, this controversy will likely work itself out, once cooler heads prevail. As matters stand, Donohue is having an outstanding season so far, with a win for the Brumos Porsche no. 58 entry at the season-opener Rolex 24 at Daytona, followed by a third-place podium finish at VIR Saturday.

So much for a gentlemanly finish

NASCAR now has an official relationship with the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car series, and the fans here enjoyed a rock ‘em, sock ‘em finish to the Bosch Engineering 250 Daytona Prototype series race at Virginia International Raceway Saturday.

Competition is hot, stiff at SBS Saturday

LATE MODEL ACTION - Eventual race winner Deac McCaskill (08) and Philip Morris (26) battle for track position at SBS Satursay night. (Turn 1 photo)
The weather was hot, but the competition was hotter Saturday night at the South Boston Speedway. Deac McCaskill of Raleigh,held off a late charge by Wayne Ramsey of Amhearst, to win the USG night 150-lap Late Model Stock Car race in the Whelen All American Series.

Limited action even hotter

After fans had just witnessed a highly contested late model race, they didn’t realize that the best was yet to come in the Saturday night racing program at South Boston Speedway.

SBS notebook

Two-time NASCAR national champion Philip Morris, expected to return to South Boston Speedway Saturday night, has a serious burst of momentum to start the season. Morris made it 4-for-4 Saturday night, as in four wins in four starts, in NASCAR Whelen short track late model action at Motor Mile Speedway. And Morris had to go with a borrowed Ford engine from Performance Counts in Farmville in that win. Morris won from the pole, after edging Frank Deiny Jr. for the top starting spot.

Morris wins LMCS race at SBS

SBS WINNER - Philip Morris (left) won the NASCAR late model feature race at South Boston Speedway Saturday night. With him is Miss South Boston Speedway 2009, Megan Seay. (Danny Lamberth photo)
Defending NASCAR national champion Phillip Morris returned to South Boston Speedway Saturday night to claim an impressive win in the 150 lap Late Model Stock Car feature. Morris of Ruckersville, started from the pole, but lost the lead to Deac McCaslill of Raleigh on the first lap when McCaskill got around him to move out front.

Falk leads SBS points race

Philip Morris, Justin Johnson and Nick Smith have swiped the headlines through the opening three NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division races at South Boston Speedway, but all three are currently chasing C.E. Falk III and Dustin Storm in the early stages of the 2009 points battle.

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