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Barton “Barty” Smith

Barty Smith is a native of Richmond, Virginia.  He graduated from Douglas Freeman High School where he was a four-sport star.  Smith was selected as the Virginia High School Player of the Year in 1969.  That same year he achieved…

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Dwight Stephenson

Dwight Stephenson is a native of North Carolina, but resided in Hampton, Virginia where he graduated from Hampton High School.  He was selected as the All-State Group AAA Team at Hampton High in 1975.  He also excelled at defensive tackle…

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Curtis Morton “Pops” Turner

Curtis Morton "Pops" Turner was born April 12, 1924, in Floyd, Virginia. He was a lumberman by trade, and one of the greatest drivers and showmen in stock car racing. He officially started his racing career in 1946 after leaving…

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Henry E. Lauterbach

Henry E. Lauterbach was born in Norfolk, Virginia, but moved soon after to Newport News, Virginia.  He currently resides in Portsmouth, Virginia.  He has been setting the pace in racing hydroplane boats for nearly 50 years.  The builder and former…

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Moses Malone

Moses Malone was born in Petersburg, Virginia and graduated from Petersburg High School. Malone drew his first national attention as a teenager when his dominant scoring and rebounding led Petersburg High to a 50-game winning streak and two state championships.…

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Paul Mellon

Paul Mellon was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended the Universities of Yale, Oxford, and Cambridge, where he received many honorary degrees.  He joined the Army six months before the incident at Pearl Harbor and was discharged as a major,…

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Raymond E. Dandridge

Ray Dandridge, a native of Richmond, was a slick fielding third baseman in the Negro National League before the game was integrated.  Many people say that there has never been a more masterful third baseman than Ray Dandridge.  He was…

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Peggy Augustus

Peggy Augustus was born in Cleveland Ohio but has lived in Keswick, Virginia since 1950. She was an active owner, trainer, and rider who competed against men and professionals and won major championships throughout the United States and Canada including…

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Marty Brennaman

One of the best known figures in the sports broadcasting industry, Marty Brennaman has been the lead broadcaster for the Cincinnati Reds since 1974. In addition, Brennaman has broadcast the NCAA basketball tournament for CBS Radio for more than 10…

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Bill Brill

Bill Brill was born in Philadelphia, but moved with his family to Middlesex County, Virginia. The Duke University graduate began his career in 1952 as a sports writer with the Covington Virginian. In 1956, Brill joined the Roanoke Times and…

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