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NASCAR Racer’s House Catches Fire In Oak Ridge

December 2013

Newspaper Editor Injured In Head-On Car Collision

Friendly folks and scenes from Around NW Guilford County

Tonya and her family are all smiles as they enjoy a night out together at the StokeRidge Tavern.

NASCAR’s Kevin Harvick said on Instagram that his house caught fire. Photo: Kevin Harvick.

By The Star OAK RIDGE - According to social media website Instagram, NASCAR’s star race car driver Kevin Harvick said that his house caught fire on the night of Tuesday, November 26th. Instragram is a website where users can post photographs. “Tonight we were lucky thanks to these guys we still have a house!” said Harvick on the website, where he also posted a photo of Oak Ridge Fire Department volunteers inside of his house. The firemen are wearing oxygen tanks and are standing on ladders looking into a hole in the ceiling. Smoke can be seen underneath the lights. According to a statement from the family, the fire started in the basement. “Last night the local fire department was called to the Harvick’s house where a fire started in the basement in the early morning hours,” said the statement. “There was structural and smoke damage within the area. Kevin, DeLana and Keelan were not injured. Thank you all for the outpouring of concern. No one was injured in the fire. There was no word on what caused the fire.” DeLana Harvick, his wife, said on Twitter that she thanked the firemen who showed up and she posted a photo of the fire trucks in their driveway. “Nothing says WAKE UP like a fire and an alarm! Coulda been really, really bad... Thanks to our local fire dept!” she said. Harvick lives in the house with his family in Oak Ridge. He drives the No. 4 Budweiser/Jimmy John's Chevrolet SS for Stewart Haas Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series where he finished third this year and finished up a very successful season.

GREENSBORO - The editor of The Star newspaper was injured in a head-on collision with another car at the Old Oak Ridge Road intersection. The driver of the other car was given a ticket for failing to yield right of way. After both cars collided, editor R. Gregg says his car continued on and then hit an embankment and landed in a ditch, where he woke up after being knocked unconscious. Firefighters from the Guilford College fire station put out a fire under the car. Gregg said he was glad the other driver was okay and credits airbags for saving both drivers’ lives. Gregg said he thanks fire department personnel for their work and the Greensboro Police officer who gave him a ride home. Photos: The Star. ::

Yes! Weekly Names Greene As New Editor

Congratulations to Joe and Jess on the new addition to their family in Summerfield!

GREENSBORO - Reporter Jordan Greene has been named the new editor of local weekly newspaper Yes! Weekly. Greene has been at he newspaper for several years and has Vince and Brian catch up to talk about the good old developed a reputation for his thoroughly researched days over dinner at Bistro 150 in Oak Ridge. investigative articles. Jordan replaces Brian Clarey, who was fired by the newspaper’s publisher last month. ::

Congratulations to Sean who was recently baptized and is looking forward to Christmas.

Comedian and actor Kevin Pollack had a great time during his recent visit to North Carolina.

The Clarks say hello as they have a great time while eating dinner in Stokesdale.

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