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Scottsburg woman dies in Route 360 collision

A Scottsburg woman died Monday night after her vehicle was struck by a pickup truck as she was pulling out of her driveway onto Route 360 (James D. Hagood Highway)…

Growing pains aired at hemp industry summit

Regulatory uncertainty feeds sense of frustration

Mecklenburg schools health insurance costs soar

Difficult decisions lie ahead as trustees adjust budget for premiums

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Comets battle back to beat Glass, 62-61

Varsity boys clinch return trip to Class 4 state tournament, get ready to play GW for no. 1 seed, region title

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SBS preps March 21 season opener


Looking for improvement

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Justin Tucker
North Carolina race car driver Justin Tucker is looking for improvement this year in the competitive Pure Stock class at South Boston Speedway. “My goals are this year are to keep my nose (clean), my car in one piece, finish in the top three every race, and bring home a championship,” said Tucker.

Anderson moves up

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Bruce Anderson
Bruce Anderson hopes to make an impression while racing in the tough NASCAR late model division at South Boston Speedway, even if he is not competing full-time here in 2009. “We’re looking at this year as a learning experience, and trying to get some seat time and earn some respect from those guys who’ve been doing it a while,” said Anderson. “Our goal is to go out there and run as many laps as we can, and be there at the end and try to work off some top ten finishes and possibly some top five finishes,” said Anderson, who finished second last season in the final limited sportsman points at the local track.

Jeb Burton optimistic

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Jeb Burton
Local driver Jeb Burton has reason for optimism heading into the season opener Saturday at South Boston Speedway. “We’ve been practicing, we’ve been going to the track. We’ve been doing real good, we’ve been fast. We’ve been real consistent, just getting the car ready for (Saturday),” said J. Burton. The 16-year-old driver is looking forward to a full season in limited sportsman at SBS.

Puryear, Gosney pairing continues

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TRACK TALK - From left, Matt Gosney, Stacy Puryear and Chris Elliott discuss race strategy at Martinsville Speedway during the late model all-star weekend from the Bailey's 300 in September 2007. Gosney is back with Puryear this racing season.
The championship pairing of Stacy Puryear and Matt Gosney returns this season on the NASCAR late model scene. Puryear and Gosney teamed up to win the late model title at Orange County Speedway last season. Puryear is planning to run the opener Saturday at South Boston Speedway, and hopes to campaign full-time here. He hopes to make as many races as possible in the late model division at South Boston. “We’re going to race as much as we can. Hopefully, we’ll be able to run them all, and hopefully we can run real well,” said Puryear.

James, Bailey teaming up

Jody James, son of legendary stock car builder and crew chief Steve James, was recently named crew chief for Jonathan Bailey of Buffalo Junction. Bailey returns to James Racing for the 2009 season after leaving in mid-season of 2008 to drive for Frank Deiny Jr.

Peregoy seeking Limited title

Coming off a successful 2008, Tommy Peregoy of Clarksville, has his sights set on the Limited Sportsman Championship this season at South Boston Speedway.

The ‘X’ factor

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Laura Hayes
There is something new this year at the James Racing shop in Clarksville. After years of winning track championships with a number of top drivers, Steve James will build cars for a promising young female driver. Laura Hayes from Wilton, Calif. will be driving a Late Model car for James Racing at the South Boston Speedway in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

Busch wins truck race

HAMPTON, Ga. - If the Titanic couldn't take down Molly Brown, then there was no way making the wrong adjustments or losing two of the five gears in the transmission was going to keep Kyle Busch from winning the Craftsman Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon. It was his fourth win in five truck races at Atlanta and his second win in three races this season.

Johnson seeks SBS LMSC title

New year. New team. New number. Same driver. Justin Johnson of Roxboro, N.C. finished as the runner-up to Wayne Ramsey in the chase for the NASCAR Late Model Stock Car Division championship at South Boston Speedway in 2008 despite posting multiple victories in NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action on the famed four-tenths mile oval.

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