Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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Back Up to Speed

When the Winston Cup Museum opened in May 2005, owner/founder Will Spencer said he wasn’t looking to make money.

“I wanted to give something back to the city of Winston-Salem as well as preserve the 33-year history of Winston Cup racing because it had such a positive impact on me and my business,” says Spencer, a Forsyth County native. 

Read more: http://m.journalnow.com/winstonsalemmonthly/back-up-to-speed/article_74694e8c-c153-11e5-b247-23f2362878ea.html?mode=jqm 

Hot dogs, heavy on the history

The joint was hopping at Pulliam’s hot-dog stand on a Saturday this summer. Cars and trucks were parked at all angles around the building with white-and-dark green vertical stripes.

People sat eating and drinking on the steps or on stumps under a tree, or in their cars. Some just stood eating under some shade.
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Claim to Fame

Though it exists in great obscurity, the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County High School Sports Hall of Fame is a place where excellence resides—and a place that’s worth a closer look. The hall opened in 1983 to celebrate standouts at the local high-school level, including players, coaches, administrators, even officials.

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Training Ground

Basketball star Chris Paul says he had long been thinking of opening a top-notch basketball/athletics facility in Winston-Salem. Earlier this summer, he did just that.

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Beyond the X's and O's

When people think of coaches, Knute Rockne comes to mind. The great Notre Dame football coach was full of rah, pumping his players up for the big game. But in 35 years of writing about high-school and college sports, coaches have often said that there’s a lot more to coaching than rah rah and X’s and O’s.

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Holiday Hoop-La

By the time I first covered a Frank Spencer Holiday Classic game for the Winston-Salem Journal in 2000, the tournament had gone through numerous changes.

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Follow the Leaders

I wrote profiles of four Forsyth County high-school football coaches: Mike Springston of Walkertown, Josh McGee of Reagan, Laymarr Marshall of Mount Tabor and Todd Willert of East Forsyth.

Read more: http://www.journalnow.com/winstonsalemmonthly/playmakers/article_745f5cd6-40ba-11e3-8ffe-001a4bcf6878.html

Learning on the go

Cameron Hughes was working at a Terry Labonte auto dealership, but he wanted more.
He wanted a career in motorsports; he just had to figure out how to get it.

The King of the Ring

Tim Brown knows he came off as a villain in the TV show "Madhouse," but that was the plan. It looked like Brown and the Myers brothers, Burt and Jason, hated each other. But Brown says he’s actually friends with most of the drivers. He even does work on many of their cars.

Read more: http://www.journalnow.com/winstonsalemmonthly/playmakers/article_f69ab4ba-c3bb-11e2-9f23-0019bb30f31a.html

The Legend of CP3

This spring marks 10 years since Chris Paul graduated from West Forsyth High School. Since then, “CP3″ has become a household name and a bona fide basketball icon. 

Read more: http://www.winstonsalemmonthly.com/2013/05/01/the-legend-of-cp3/

Harris and Singer weird, experimental and organic

Stand-up funny men Jarrod Harris and Ryan Singer won’t say which one’s the star of “The Organic Comedy Tour.”

“I think we both shine equally,” said Harris, who will join Singer in a show Saturday at High Rock Outfitters in Lexington.

Read more: http://www.journalnow.com/relishnow/article_8253f9f4-65ba-11e2-a4b8-0019bb30f31a.html

'40-City Adventure' for Haley Dreis and Jacob Caudle

The musical adventure begins when Haley Dreis and Caleb Caudle appear Friday at The Garage. The appearance opens a '40-city adventure'-Dreis' words-of the Southeast, Northeast and Midwest this spring. Caudle, whose parents live in Germanton, said the 40-city adventure will grow as they go along.
The two of them will be driving alone in Dreis' Volvo.
Read more: http://winstonsalemjournal.nc.newsmemory.com/pda.php?date=20130228&eid=0&sid=3&aid=365

Winston-Salem Guide: The numbers game

See, I’d heard of Gallup polls for politics and even Kinsey’s polls for sex. (I don’t care about Gallup, but, sadly, Kinsey never contacted me.) But I’d never heard of Scarborough.
According to its website, “Scarborough Research™ measures the lifestyles, shopping patterns, media behaviors, and demographics of American consumers locally, regionally, and nationally.”

Read online: http://wscityguide.com/the-numbers-game/

In the rough: Clubs try promotions, amenities to draw golfers, families

Head golf professionals and general managers at golf courses or country clubs are going round and round, trying to overcome their problems. Fewer people are playing golf, and fewer rounds of golf are being played than a few years ago.

Read more: http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/stories/2006/05/01/focus1.html


CLEMMONS -- The children found a sweet situation last week during a gingerbread-decorating workshop at the Holy Family Catholic Church.

Read more: http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2007/nov/29/gingerbread-covered-with-icing-candy-ar-100215/

NASCAR story: Race spotters

Shawn Reutimann has a dual identity. During the week, he works at his older brother's body shop as a mild-mannered estimate writer. On weekends, he flies from Zephyrhills, Florida, to Craftsman Truck Series races to spot for his first cousin, driver David Reutimann.

NASCAR legends: Benny Parsons

You can tell a lot about Benny Parsons from what happened in late 1973. Parsons was trying to win the Winston Cup title, but he got caught in a wreck on lap 13 of the championship-deciding race at Rockingham.

Focus on: Jazman Richardson

Jazman Richardson's greatest "weakness" would be a strength for many.

"Right now her weakness is that she's constantly pushing herself a little bit harder to get better," said Derrick Speas, the track coach at Winston-Salem Prep.

NASCAR story: Drivers and their fans

Mark Martin hopped out of his hauler into the trap. His face dropped; he didn't realize he was going to have to battle his way to his race car, which was sitting 50 feet away in the garage area of North Carolina Speedway in Rockingham.

Intrigue continues in Ellington-Marlin racing case

The intrigue continues in the Hoss Ellington-Sterling Marlin case. Will Marlin leave? Will he stay?

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