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Halifax County IDA expands lease with RTP at old Daystrom site

Halifax County trustees revamp policy on paid leave for isolating staff, ink deal for land

South Boston Christmas Parade returns Dec. 4 with superhero theme


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GW ends Comets’ undefeated season

Now 5-1, varsity set to play Patrick after 34-16 loss Saturday

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


Seuss takes modified race at SBS Saturday

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Andy Seuss
They were loud and they were fast. They circled the track 150 times in only 49 minutes and fans saw what they came to see. Andy Seuss of Hampstead, N.J. slipped around George Brunnhoelzl III of West Babylon, N.Y. on the 87th lap and held on the rest of the way to win the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified 150 Saturday night at South Boston Speedway.

Johnson pulls away for win at Martinsville

On the 25th anniversary of Rick Hendrick’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win as a car owner, it was more of the same for Hendrick and Jimmie Johnson. An aggressive pass of Denny Hamlin on Lap 485 of the Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 gave Johnson the lead Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, and he pulled away to beat Hamlin by .774 seconds. The victory was Johnson’s first of the season and the 41st of his career; he now has six wins at Martinsville—five in the past six races. It was Hendrick’s 18th win at the .526-mile track.

Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation, NASCAR Foundation partner for NASCAR Day

The NASCAR Foundation is proud to announce its partnership with the Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation (WBWF) for NASCAR Day 2009. NASCAR Day is an annual celebration of the NASCAR spirit and the sixth-annual observance will be held this year on Friday, May 15. NASCAR fans, corporations, schools and organizations across the country are encouraged to donate $5 and all participants will receive a collectible 2009 NASCAR Day lapel pin for their donation.

Morris takes LMS win as speedway roars back to life

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2008 Limited Sportsman Division Champion Lee Pulliam (No. 3) gets tangled up with late model regular Ronald Hill (No. 74) on lap 56 during the 150 lap feature event. (Danny Lamberth photo)

Neil Young’s LincVolt hybrid visits VIR

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Neil Young's LincVolt
Famed rocker Neil Young’s motor coach and car collection includes a ‘series hybrid’ vehicle – a 1959 Lincoln Continental convertible. Young and his team recently stopped by VIRginia International Raceway to utilize the Virginia Institute for Performance Engineering and Research’s (VIPER) chassis dyno to work on the car’s generator engine.

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.

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