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Jesse “Sonny” Wade (1994)

Jesse "Sonny" Wade was born on April 1, 1947 in Martinsville, Virginia where he attended Martinsville High School. After graduation, he went on to Emory & Henry College where he participated in football, basketball and baseball. Wade was voted Virginia’s College Player of the Year in 1966, 67, and 68. In 1967, Wade led the […]

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Lawrence “Lefty” Wilson (1986)

A legend in his home state of North Carolina, Wilson lived in Virginia more than 60 years. He received his education from Buie’s Academy in North Carolina and the University of North Carolina, graduating upon his return from the army in 1922.  He is considered one of North Carolina’s All-Time Great Baseball pitchers, winning 40 […]

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Glen & Leonard Wood (2006)

Wood Brothers Racing is the oldest continuously operating team in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup competition, with 97 series wins including 72 on super speedways and 12 victories at Daytona. But, it all started in Buffalo Ridge, Virginia in 1949 with Glen as the driver and Leonard as chief mechanic. The brothers first gained recognition with […]

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Lewis “Lew” Worsham (1986)

In 1947 Lew Worsham became the First Virginian to ever win the U.S. Open Golf Tournament. Having begun his career at an early age, Worsham played for Hampton High School on the Crabbers Golf Team from 1933 through 1935. By 1936, Worsham worked for the Old Dominion Golf Club in Newport News, Virginia as a […]

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