No Hall of Fame spot yet for Curtis Turner

Floyd County native Curtis Turner accomplished many things on and off the track in his NASCAR career but fell short, once again, in balloting for a place in the racing series’ Hall of Fame in Charlotte. Danville’s Wendell Scott, the first African-American driver in NASCAR, made it, along with Bill Elliott, Fred Lorenzen and two-time […]

Mother’s Day: Ethel McPeak Thompson Bolt

My mother died on August 28, 2012, at age 88.  She passed quietly in her sleep at an assisted living facility in Pulaski County, where she had lived for the final years of her life.  When it became obvious the day before that the end was near, I sat at our bedside through the night, […]