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Archive for April, 2012

The Myrtle Beach Speedway is getting on the fast track and getting more fans into racing

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WWAY) — New owners and new features will welcome race fans to the Myrtle Beach Speedway this year. The raceway with many upgrades will continue to be a leader in short track racing, drawing drivers and fans from across North and South Carolina.

One of the track’s new owners is Bob Lutz. He is also president of NASCAR Racing Experience, which puts you in the driver’s seat of a race car.

“The NASCAR Racing Experience will be operational 4 -5 days a week during the summer months, whether you are a race fan or a thrill seeker you can come out and drive an actual race car around an historic facility like the Myrtle Beach Speedway .”

You can choose to drive yourself or have a professional driver take you around the speedway. Opening day is May fifth and events this year will feature big names from NASCAR.

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Search for missing Bragg soldier focuses on pond

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) – Divers are searching a pond in Fayetteville as police continue their search for a missing Army soldier.

Authorities say 23-year-old Pfc. Kelli Bordeaux of St. Cloud, Fla., has been missing since April 14. Officials at Fort Bragg reported her missing to Fayetteville police two days later.

On Wednesday, Fayetteville police and military authorities searched along Ramsey Street between Interstate 295 and the bar where Bordeaux left around 1:20 a.m. Saturday.

A helicopter with the N.C. Highway Patrol circled the Carvers Falls area off Ramsey Street while about 50 lawmen and 65 soldiers searched thick woods in the area.

Bordeaux is assigned as a health service specialist with the 601st Area Support Medical Company, 261st Multifunctional Medical Battalion, 44th Medical Brigade.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Firefighters keep eye on smoldering brush fire

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

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5:40 p.m. Part of South 17th Street shut down near smoldering brush fire

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

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‘American Bandstand’ host Dick Clark dead at 82

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

LYNN ELBER
AP Television Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Clark, the television host who helped bring rock ‘n’ roll into the mainstream on “American Bandstand,” has died. He was 82.

Spokesman Paul Shefrin says Clark died but did not provide further details. Clark had continued performing even after he suffered a stroke in 2004 that affected his ability to speak and walk.

Long dubbed “the world’s oldest teenager” because of his boyish appearance, Clark also was a successful businessman. He hosted an annual New Year’s Eve special and supplied a variety of game shows and music specials to TV, including and the American Music Awards.

The original “American Bandstand” was one of network TV’s longest-running series as part of ABC’s daytime lineup from 1957 to 1987. Over the years, it introduced stars ranging from Buddy Holly to Michael Jackson to Madonna.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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