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For some drivers, road to today’s Daytona race begins in Triad Diamond Coley joined High Point University as resident director in the Office of Student Life. Coley is responsible for overseeing the Village II and University Village buildings.
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TRIAD – Engines will be roaring some 500 miles away from the Triad during today’s Daytona 500, but what some may not realize is much of the work on those stock cars still takes place right here. While many teams have moved out of the Triad, like Richard Petty Motorsport’s transition from Level Cross to Statesville, there are still hundreds of workers in the Triad working on stock cars to compete in NASCAR’s top three racing divisions – the Sprint Cup Series, the Nationwide Series and the Camping World Trucks series. Since the Sprint Cup Series’ last race of the 2009 season at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November, Richard Childress Racing in Welcome and Triad Racing Technologies in High Point have been working on engines for stock cars in all three of the divisions. Richard Childress Racing is set to field stock cars for three Sprint Cup teams this year, and Triad Racing Technologies, which is the exclusive supplier for Toyota body parts, will support teams in the Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series, Camping World Trucks series and ARCA series. Inside... David Hart, director of corporate communications Colleges amp up for Richard Childress Ractraining programs for ing, said the time between students in auto racThanksgiving and the Daying field. 2A tona 500 is “probably busier” than any other time of the Check out The High year for Richard Childress Point Enterprise covRacing and Earnhardt-Chilerage by racing writdress Racing Engines, which er Greer Smith of all supply engines for all of Chilthat’s happening at dress’ teams and the Kevin Daytona. SPORTS Harvick Inc. racing team. Richard Childress Racing and Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines employs about 425 workers between the two companies, Hart said. “If we send 125 people to the race track every weekend, that means we still have 300 people here, working, getting ready for the next week and all of the testing,” Hart said. Jim Thomas, Triad Racing Technologies business development director, recently said workers at High Point’s engine shop have been in a “mad dash to get everything prepared and ready” for Daytona’s Speedweeks, a time frame of when NASCAR will have several races to kick off the season. Triad Racing Technologies, formerly owned by Bill Davis Racing, has prepared in excess of 60 engines that have been sent to Daytona, Thomas said. “I know the entire facility (in High Point) has been working now for really since the last race at Homestead, getting engines prepared and ready for the upcoming season,” Thomas said. “I know that we are fairly well caught up through the California SONNY HEDGECOCK | HPE race at this point. It kind of never stops for us.” Greg Gunnell puts finishing touches on one of the engines at Richard Childress Racing. Triad Racing Technologies, which supplied engines for a team that won the ARCA series championship last year, has clients of Robby Gordon Racing, Germain Racing, Michael Waltrip Racing, Joe Gibbs Racing, Kyle Busch Motorsports, Team Red Bull and Randy Moss Motorsports, among others.
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Thomasville to revisit license program ness privilege programs among cities and counties. Thomasville officials have since learned that THOMASVILLE – A panel of Thom- state legislators have no plans on asville City Council members will revisit a proposed mandatory business privilege license program that was tabled in 2008. During its annual retreat Saturday at Ballpark Road Community Center, the City Council agreed to let its Personnel/Finance Committee re-examine the possibility of implementing a busi- considering the issue in its short ness privilege license program. session, causing the matter to be The committee, which could for- revisited by City Council. Thomasville officials initially ward it to City Council for consideration, will meet March 2. began discussing business perMore than a year ago, City Council mits because they were concerned decided to table the proposal until that businesses were setting up it heard if the state was going to shop on street corners. Councilman Raleigh York Jr., take over on implementing busiBY DARRICK IGNASIAK ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
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chairman of the city’s Personnel/ Finance Committee, said another issue that could be resolved by having business permits is knowing what businesses are doing in their buildings. “I think one of the biggest things is what type of businesses are in the buildings and what possible hazards they may have that would be important, especially for the fire department, to know about,” York said “Also to get our people in these businesses and make sure they are running legal businesses in areas that are zoned for that type of business.” Prior to tabling the proposed business privilege license program, city officials had been working on developing the program for a year. City Council members had
discussed a fee schedule, but many had previously informally agreed to charge one flat fee to cover the cost of implementing the program. Generating an estimated $50,000, the program would cover hiring one employee. At the retreat, City Council members discussed several options of staffing the program, including combining duties of an employee with the fire department. City Council members have also suggested creating a business registry to keep up with what business owners are doing in their buildings. York said all options are currently on the table. He said City Council would have to make a decision by May 1 if it wants to implement a program this year.
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As it has for the last few years, The High Point Enterprise again is publishing tidbits of history provided by Glenn R. Chavis daily except Sundays through February and into early March. And again this year, Chavis and the Enterprise are providing a contest to accompany listing of streets in the black community and who lived on them – including those who owned property and had telephones – in 1949, as recorded in a city of High Point report in 1950. A coupon will be published in the Enterprise each Sunday in February with blanks for filling in the answer’s to the week’s questions. Answers can be found in tlhe Black History Month Quiz information published on this page Monday-through-Saturday. Simply fill out the
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children, and two greatgreat-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ruverna Evans of Winston Salem, and several half brothers and half sisters. She was preceded in death by children, Donald Banks Todd, Doris Lee Todd, and Shirley Ann Todd Williams. A graveside service will be held Monday at 2 PM at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery by the Rev. David Albertson. The body will remain at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home until the hour of service. The family will receive friends following the service in the Family Life Center of Central Wesleyan Church, 300 Hinkle Street, Thomasville. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292. Online condolences may be made to the Todd family at www.jcgreenandsons. com
Autopsy reveals details of woman’s death ASHEVILLE (AP) — An autopsy report shows that a woman whose body was found along the Blue Ridge Parkway last fall died of head injuries and was set on fire after her death.
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THOMASVILLE – Mrs. Nonnie Nichols Todd, 95, a resident of 112 Cannon Street, died Friday, February 12, 2010 at her residence. She was born in Surry County, September 26, 1914 a daughter of John Henry Nichols and Lavada White Nichols and had been a resident of Thomasville for most of her life. She had retired from Freeman Manufacturing and was a member of Central Wesleyan Church. She was married to Fair Banks Todd who preceded her in death. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Sue Gibson and her husband Bobby of Thomasville; two sons, John Todd and his wife Scottie of Thomasville and Eddie (Ed) Todd and his wife Katie of Coleridge; nine grandchildren including Billy Joe Williams and Norma Jean Pickett who were her caregivers in the home; seven great-grand-
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The report released Friday showed that 21year-old Misty Lynn Carter of Mountain Home suffered a chop injury to her head and had other blunt force injuries on her body.
KERNERSVILLE – Mrs. Sherry Lee Poole Jones who fought the good fight, died February 13, 2010 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center when her race on this earth was complete. She is preceded in death by her son Corey Shane Jones, brothers; Ennis Alonzo Poole Jr., and Richard Lewis Poole. A native of Barberton, Ohio, Sherry was born October 6, 1953 to the late Dora Reeves and Ennis Alonzo Poole. Surviving are her loving husband, Gregory Rocky Jones; son, Gabriel Ruggy Jones and wife LeeAnn; brother; George Franklin Poole and wife Mary; and grand-daughters, Kailyn Marie Jones, Kamryn Gabrielle Jones and Ashlyn Corey Jones. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, February 16, 2010, at 2:00PM at HayworthMiller Funeral Home Kernersville Chapel with Pastor John Spry officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Gur Cemetery. Family will receive friends Monday evening from 7:009:00PM at Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home Kernersville Chapel. Online condolences may be sent to the Jones family at www.HayworthMiller.com
TRIAD – Automotive instructors at local colleges say they are trying to lay the groundwork for students who would like to one day be employed by a NASCAR team. Davidson County Community College, Randolph Community College and Guilford Technical Community College all train students to work in the automotive field by offering programs. Davidson County Community College and Randolph Community College recently opened up brand new automotive facilities for their students. Last year, Richard Petty helped Randolph Community College open up the Richard Petty Education Center by loaning the college several pieces for the building, including parts of race cars, trophies and pictures. The 40,000square-foot Richard Petty Education Center, which houses the Autobody Repair and Automotive Systems programs, has offices, 10 vehicle bays, an area for automotive lab and welding, painting booths and areas for automotive storage space. Don Ashley, faculty advisor for Randolph Community College’s Automotive Systems Technology lab, said his college has several graduates who have went on to the NASCAR Technical Institute. “They tried that, but I don’t think they’ve been successful in making it to NASCAR,” Ashley said. “A couple of them have connections with some of the local garages around here and they are trying to work their way into it that way.” Larry Dollars, an automotive instruc-
Otter mistaken for drowning snowmobiler GREENVILLE, Maine (AP) – State officials in Maine say that witnesses who reported seeing a drowning snowmobiler on a lake were probably looking at an otter enjoying a snack. On Thursday, three people reported seeing a snowmobiler wearing all
black and a black helmet struggling in Moosehead Lake. Officials used an airboat and flew overhead on both Thursday and Friday, but found no evidence that a person had gone through the ice. Cpl. Mike Joy of the Maine Warden Service tells the Bangor Daily
News that authorities did find pieces of crawfish and a small bloodstain on the ice, indicating that at least one otter had been feeding there. He says the animal would have appeared black to those onshore, given the distance and the sun’s glare off the ice.
For some, road to Daytona begins right here in Triad. 1A Read all about what’s happening at Daytona. SPORTS tor at Davidson County Community College, said the college has several programs geared toward the automotive field. He also said the college has a partnership with Forsyth Technical Community College, which has the Richard Childress Race Car Technology program. Dollars said Davidson County Community College has graduates of its program that now work for Richard Childress Racing. “We’ve got four students who are here on scholarship for motorsports,” he said. Davidson County Community College recently opened the new Transportation Technology Center, The center houses the new Davidson County Community College Heavy Equipment and Transport Technology program that incorporates diesel engine repair and logistics in its curriculum. The new center also houses the expanded Automotive Technology program, according to college officials. Guilford Technical Community College, meanwhile, has a General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program at its campus in Jamestown, which trains technicians for work in GM dealerships. email@example.com | 888-3657
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People chant in prayer in front of the earthquake-damaged National Cathedral in downtown Port-au-Prince, Saturday.
Haitiâ€™s homeless get tarps, want tents â€œA tent would give us more space. There are too many people in here,â€? said Marie-Mona De-
Haitians must swelter under flimsy tarps until fixed shelters can be built. stiron, sweating under the hot blue light of her familyâ€™s donated plastic tarp. When it rains, she said, water slides through the gaps and turns the dirt floor to mud. Destiron, 45, got her tarp from U.S. soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Division. Her husband, Joselin
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Edouard, tied it to a thin mahogany tree on a dusty slope below the country club that the soldiers use as a forward-operating base. It is home to them and their six children. The Destiron family tarp site sits atop what passes for pretty good real estate in post-quake Port-auPrince. The family is near where soldiers distribute food, though when helicopters land, itâ€™s blasted by dirt and leaves. They moved in the day after the Jan. 12 catastrophe shattered their concrete home. But theirâ€™s is a space prone to floods and mudslides. And come the spring rains â€“ not to mention the hurricanes of summer and fall â€“ they and many other Haitians are vulnerable.
blasts, mostly bystanders or passing civilians. No deaths were immediately reported. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to release the information.
Meanwhile the Iraqi National Movement, led by former Shiite premier Ayad Allawi, suspended campaigning for three days while it attempts to negotiate the return of dozens of its candidates, said spokesman Haydar al-Mulla.
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