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Extra 100 miles on tap



Last Saturday night’s running of the Sprint All-Star Race was all about getting to race for a million dollars without the worry of collecting those precious Sprint Cup points. It was supposed to be the night there would be as many fireworks on the track as there were in the sky once the checkered flag waved. That just wasn’t the […]

Magazine ranking lacks substance, merit



Overpaid Coaches? The headline reads: Kentucky’s John Calipari is a very good coach, but good enough for $4 million a year? We say no. Writing for Forbes Magazine, Tom Van Riper said “A coach at a major conference basketball program has one mission, at a bare minimum: taking his team to the NCAA tournament. A school in the upper echelon […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Bass fishing with lipless crank baits

Bass are now feeding on shad and baitfish to build up and store energy for the spawn. There are several baits that resemble the look and action of a shad, but one of the best is the lipless crank bait or, as it’s also known, the rattle trap. This bait has been around a while and is made by several […]

Kyle Busch caught speeding at 128 mph



STATESVILLE, N.C. NASCAR driver Kyle Busch was clocked by a North Carolina sheriff ’s deputy going 128 mph in a 45 mph zone and was cited for careless and reckless driving and speeding, a law enforcement spokesman said Tuesday. Iredell County Sheriff ’s Offi ce Capt. Darren Campbell said a deputy stopped Busch’s 2012 yellow Lexus sports car on a […]

Struttin’ Time

This turkey season was a fun one

What a beautiful, sad day. Beautiful because it is not raining, and I got to go turkey hunting this morning, my final trip for spring turkey season. I came to my farm in West Virginia to hunt with a friend who can’t hear. What? A turkey hunter who can’t hear? That is wild. He trust me to be his ears, […]

Rites held for James Tolliver



James Alfred Tolliver, 58, died May 21 at his home at Linefork. Born in Jackhorn to the late Wiley and Lonthal Tolliver, he was a grandfather of the late Seth Michael Tolliver, and a brother of the late Shirley Williams, Brenda Tolliver and Dennis Tolliver. He was a member of Hurricane Gap Old Regular Independent Baptist Church. Surviving are his […]

To perform



South Mountain Boys will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 28, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1½ mile west of Norton. Admission for adults is $5, and $1 for children 2 through 11 years old. For more information, call (276) 679-3541.

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