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Dennis Carter

A native of Danville, Virginia, Dennis Carter’s broadcasting career began back home when he took a job working for WBTM/WAKG Radio, covering sports in the Southside of Virginia. Shortly thereafter, the Danville Community College and Virginia Tech graduate made his…

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Jeff Burton

A native of South Boston, Virginia Jeff Burton has never served as mayor of his hometown; however that did not stop him from earning that nickname on NASCAR’s highest circuit. Burton got his start racing go-karts on rural tracks in…

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Marty Miller

Marty Miller, a native of Danville, VA, is considered one of Norfolk State University’s greatest ambassadors. Starting at Norfolk State in 1965 as a baseball player, Miller became the first Spartan to be named an NCAA College Division All-American and…

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Paul Hatcher

Paul Hatcher, a native of Bassett, Virginia, attended Bridgewater College before becoming the winningest basketball coach in Virginia High School League history. In a 43-year career at Robert E. Lee High School in Staunton, Virginia, Hatcher compiled a record of…

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Jesse “Sonny” Wade

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…

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Lawrence “Lefty” Wilson

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…

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Glen & Leonard Wood

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…

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Lewis “Lew” Worsham

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…

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Johnny Newman

Johnny Newman, born in Danville, VA and 1986 graduate of the University of Richmond, led the Spiders in scoring from 1982-1986 and is the all-time leading scorer for Richmond with 2,383 points. Newman had a .532 career field goal percentage…

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Wendell Scott

Wendell Scott of Danville, Virginia was the first black man to compete in the all-white sport of stock car racing in 1952.   Despite the prejudices and hardships he faced, he eventually earned the respect and admiration of many.  He was…

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