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page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIM_E S, st. P a_ul, V_A.Thursday, August 22, 2U13 14ood Q;ity Race N]glat returns to btate btreet As the area prepares for the onslaught of race fans and RV's, the folks at Food City are gear- ing up for the annual Food City Race Night, which paves the way for a weekend of action- packed Nationwide and Sprint Cup racing at one of NASCAR's most popular venues. The event will take place on Thursday, August 22 on State Street in downtown Bristol. Food City has hosted the highly popular event, which has contributed over $500,000 in, proceeds to area non-profits for more than twenty-five years. Join Food City as they honor Larry McReynolds, one of NASCAR's most successful and recognized Race Analysts and former crew chief, during wel- come ceremonies beginning at 5:30 p.m. Jeff Gordon, Richard Petty and Aric Almirola will make on-stage appearances. Country singer and songwriter Jamie O'Neal will take the stage from 7:00 until 8:15 p.m. for a live concert performance. Since the release of her debut album in : 2000, O'Neal has been impact- ing country music with her soulful voice and the immense amount of passion behind every word she sings. O'Neal became will get underway at 1:00 p.m. and continue until 9:00 p.m. $5.00 advance tickets are avail- able at area Food City locations. Tickets will be $6.00 on the day of the event. Children twelve a ad under are admitted free of charge Proceeds from the event will benefit The Crumley House and Crisis Center. This year's media sponsors are Bristol Herald Courier and News Channel 11. "Food City is committed to giving back to the community. Our NASCAR sponsorship en- ables us to host our annual Food City Race Night events, which provide an inexpensive evening of excitement fdr the entire family," says Ron Bonacci, Vice president of marketing for Food city. Food City has already receiv- ed confirmation from several big name drivers and attractions, with more expected in. Among those already confirmed are Richard Petty (150 wristbands will be given out at 4 pm), RustY Wallace, Eric McClure, Jeff Burton (300 wristbands will be given out at 4 pm), Luke Lam- bert, David Ragan (300 wrist- bands will be given out at 4 pm), David Stremme, Brian Scott, Model drivers Brandon Rogers, Tyler Goodwin, Wayne Ramsey, Jenna Wagner, Steve Wright, li Hayten Woods, Nick Cole, Eggy Greer, Zack Walton and Brad Voiles, Lonesome Pine drivers Harold Crook and Kevin Wolfe, Legend drivers Paul Lewis, Brownie King, John A. Utsman, Gary Potter, Danny Casteel and Travis Tiller, ASA Charger drivers Jenna Wagner and Steve Wright, Kart drivers Carter Davison (TN State Champion), Bryson HuRon, Owen Lowe, Greg Smiley Fields, Jim Carrico, Dillon Hedge, William Foster Jr. and Kylin Hammer, Kingsport Speedway drivers Jon Pittman and Tim Abelseth, NASCAR Artist Sam Bass, local authors Chuck Thompson, Joe Tennis and David McGee, Mayberry Deputy David Browning and the Food City Big Cart. Live entertainment on two stages is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. and will feature Cody Shuler and Pine Mtn. Railroad, Chris Lafferty, Cadillac Blue, Rhonda Vincent, Tony Justice, Tim Dugger and many others. Free food sampling will be available from 4 until 9:00 p.m. while supplies last. Shuttle ser- vices will be available from : a household name With her Max Gresham, Morgan Shep- 11:00 am until 10:00 pm. Pick- single, "There Is No Arizona," herd, John King, Chris Lafferty, up and drop off locations ...... which set her path to stardom on Jennifer Jo Cobb, Nate Men- include: ' the Bruton Smith ......... "" 2 -fire with multiple No. 1 hits and teith, Ryan Reed, Todd Bodine, Building (front entrance) at NEW PAVING... Jordan Paving Co. of Castlewood has just finished paving a many career accolades to follow, Caleb Holman, Dakoda Arm-Bristol Motor Speedway; Tower road at the Clinch River Little League Park in Castlewood. Jordan Paving including four Grammy nomina- strong, Brennan Newberry and C/Speedway Blvd. at BMS; tions. Chad Finchum. Hwy. liE & Whitetop Road; donated the time:and equipment to do the.job. Fans can expect a fun-filled Special appearances will also Hwy 394 and Whitetop Road; " evening jam-packed with driver be made by Hermie Sadler of Hwy. 394 & Copperhead Road ent ' 'jJt,l f | 4. autograph sessions, show cars, SPEED, Miss Food City Alex and the Brist91 Mall- Exit 1 off Golf ember __ "Cars to Donate" simulators, souvenir trailers, ca- Honeycutt, Ms. Wheelchair TN 1-81. The event site is just New ginseng regulations at Raven RJock tertainment and a smorgasbord Bliss Welch, John Earnhardt, minutes from Bristol Motor Central High School has fee for team of 4 will bevehicle donation of free food samples. The action Whelen driver Trey Jarrell, Late Speedway. announced their., Athletic $300.00. Sponsor a hole for program Governor McDonnell announces 50 new Facilities Fundraiser Kick-off $100.00. Keep America Beautiful will be with a Golf Tournament. For registration, and (KAB), the nation's leading jobs in Russell County It will be' held Septeaaber 14 at sponsorship forms, donations nonprofit that builds and sustains -Steel Fab to invest $1.5 million in steel manufacturing operation- Raven Rock Golf Course inand other information please vibrant communities, announced Governor Bob McDonnell "By choosing the Russell Funds. Through- its Virg'inia Jobs Jenkins. Tee time will beat 1 pm contact Central High School; that it has partnered withannounced that Steel Fab, a County, Virginia location, the Investment Program, the Virgin- and lunch will ,be servedDebbie Sturgill at POBox 796 1CarlDifference to launch a new division of Samuel, Son &Co., new facility will enable Steel ia Department of BusinessAs- beginning at 12 pm. Entry fee Wise, VA 24293, (276) 328- vehicle donation program. All Ltd., the largest family-owned Fab to properly organize and sistance will provide funding per person will be $75:00. Entry 8015. donations may be eligible for a metals processor and distributor optimize its production in one and services to support the "' ' tax deduction on one's federal in North America, will invest facility," said a spokesman for company's recruitment, training submitted by Bill Worrell New regulations concerning the harvest of ginseng went into effect August 14, 2013: ,The new harvest season :,ginseng begins September I and ends on December 31. If you" harvest ginseng please be sure' tb plant the seeds from the plant "that you dig so we will contintae'.to have ginseng growing in the 'forest for the next generation ..... The following ginseng regu- lations were effectiveAugust 14: 2VAC5-321-20. Regulated articles. The plant andplant parts of wild ginseng in any,life stage are regulated under "the pro- visions of this chapter:" 2VAC5-321-30. Conditions income tax return. $1.5 million to establish a pres- Steel Fab. "It will allow Steel Keep America Beautiful's sure tank production operation Fab to expand its production line vehicle donation program accepts in the Town of Lebanon ininto larger pressure vessel tanks. almost any vehicle, including Russell County. The project will The financial package presented cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles create 50 new jobs and save 240 by the local and state govern- and recreational vehicles. Re- jobs for Virginia. ments made it very attractive, gardless of the vehicle's running Speaking about the announ- along with the excellent quality condition, they still have value cement, Governor McDonnell and available workforce." through continued use as an said, "Steel Fab's establishment The Virginia Economic Dev- operable car, as repair parts that of an operation in Russell elopment Partnership worked can extend the life of a car or by County allows the company to with the Russell County Indust- recycling their steel parts, continue to grow, bringing 50 rial Development Authority, the "Taking old cars off the road additional jobs to Southwest Town of Lebanon, the Virginia can help the environment by Virginia. Russell County offered Coalfield Economic Develop- recycling and saving energy," an available facility that will merit Authority, and the Cum- said Greg" Crawford, executive accommodate all processes un- berland Plateau Planning Dis- director of the Steel Recycling der one roof, with room for trict. Governor McDonnell up- Institute and a KAB board expansion. Steel Fah is ex- proved a $100,000 grant from member. "Donating, these cars . periencing significant growth the Governor's Opportunity can directly help programs such due to the marked increase in Fund to assist Russell County as Keep America Beautiful by business generated from oil and with the project. The Virginia providing an additional source of gas extraction activities in'North Tobacco Indemnification and and retraining activities. "The expansion of Steel Fab into Russell County has many advantages for us," said Harry Rutherford, Chairman, Russell County Industrial Development Authority. "More jobs for our citizens, more sales for our local businesses, increased tax base and a great moral booster, just to name a few." "I am very excited and pleas- ed with the Steel Fab decision to locate in Russell County," said Delegate Joe Johnson, a member of the Virginia Tobacco Indem- nification and Community Re- vitalization Commission. "The 50 new jobs will help in replacing the loss of jobs in the coal mining industry. I am delighted that the Tobacco Commission was able to help convince Steel Fab to settle in Russell County." DEADLY. NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES ', Please help us put oq the brakes. Muscular Dystrophy Association 1-800-572-1717 www.mdausa.org Community Revitalization Com- mission also approved $160,000 in Tobacco Region Opportunity ginseng. A. The harvest, season for wild ginseng begins:0n Sept- ember I and ends on ,December 31 of each year. B. Aperson may not harvest wild ginseng from January 1 through AugUst 31 of each year. C. A persori may not ginseng must plant the seeds of the harvested plant at the harvest site at the time of harvest. 2VAC5-321-40. Conditions governing the purchase of wild ginseng. A. A dealer may purchase certified wild ginseng at any time throughout the year. B. A dealer may only purchase uncertified green wild ginseng root from September 1 of each year through January 14 of the following year. C. A dealer may only purchase uncertified dry wild ginseng root from Sept- ember 15 of each year through March 31 of the following year. 2VAC5-321-50. Exceptions. goveming the harvest :of wild the provisions of this chapter do not apply to any person har- vesting wild ginseng from his own land. B. The provisions of this chapter do not apply to any person harvesting wild ginseng in accordance with a permit issued pursuant to 3.2-1004 of harvest wild ginseng that: 1. IS . the Code of Virginia. younger than five yehr i of age; A full listing of the regula- 2. Has fewer than four stem tions is available in the Virginia To learn more about the Steel Fab is a vision of the scars present on its rhizome; or Register of Regulations atvehicle donation program, in- Samuel Pressure Vessel Group 3. Has fewer than three prongs http://register.dls.virginia.gov/vo cluding how to donate and of Wisconsin, part of the parent answers to other frequently asked company Samuel, Son & Co., D. A person who harvests wild 129/iss23/v29i23.pdf. questions, please contact Mary Limited of Mississauga, Ontario. Aly, director, Keep America Samuel offers end-to-end solu- Resource website for local sports eautiful's Cars to Donate tions in the distribution, trans- ,rogram, at 203.659.3018 or at portation, processing and manu- Castlewood High School's said in an announcement, maly kab.org; or call sports schedules and changes are This can be found at available on the Intemet, CHS www.cumberlanddistrictva.org. 1Carl-Difference' directly atrialfacturingproducts.f metalSThe companyand induSt-was 855.426.2474; or visit founded in 1855 and currently is ' kabor c;:;donations, the largest family owned metals ce processor and distributor in Don't ex ed the speed limit! Deadline for North America. Samuel Be especialb)Careful at intersections which classifieds operates Service Center and Manufacturing networks, sup- have no tra$clights! Observe stop signs! is Tuesday noon! plying products and parts coast- to-coast. A. Pursuant to 3.2-1003 and funding. It's a win-win for America, and the new facility 3.2-1007 of the Code of Virginia, sustaining the environment." will enable the company to meet A KAB vehicle donation increasing demands." through 1CarlDifference helps "We are grateful to retain an provide funds for KAB and its important corporate citizen and: national network of nearly 600 employer in Southwest Virgin-: affiliates and additional partner-. in," said Jim Cheng, Virginia ing organizations to create clean, Secretary of Commerce and beautiful public places, reduce Trade. "This great project will waste and increase recycling, allow Steel Fab to meet its pro- generate positive impact on local duction needs and also provide economies and inspire genera- room for potential continued': tions of environmental stewards, growth in the Commonwealth." Morgan-McCture Ford 16600 East Riverside Drive P.O. Box 978 St. Paul, VA 24283 276-762-5535 Come see us for a great deal because fit's the right thing to dot." 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