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Area Roundup: Realty TV star Amy Shirley named honorary starter
Will wave green flag at Goody's Headach Relief Shot 500 on Oct. 27

Friday, October 11, 2013


Reality television stars Ron and Amy Shirley, and their show “Lizard Lick,” a real life look at their tow-truck business have gathered rave reviews since the show first appeared on Tru-TV in the winter of 2011.

Amy Shirley won’t be driving any of the company’s 20 tow trucks on Oct. 27, but she will be in the flag stand at Martinsville Speedway waving the green flag as honorary starter for the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 Powered by Kroger. There will be one of the Lizard Lick tow trucks on display for the weekend.

“They say Virginia is for lovers and I love a good race,” Amy said in a press release. “In the repo world, cars are our business, so I'm excited to be part of all the action at Martinsville. Can't think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than at the track meeting our awesome fans.”

“Lizard Lick” first premiered on Feb. 7, 2011 and features the intense reactions to the company’s repossessions, complete with the dynamic and entertaining personalities of Ron, Amy, and their friend/co-worker Bobby Brantley.

It quickly became a fan favorite. The season three premiere in January had 2.9 million viewers tune in, marking a 30 percent increase in viewership.

Lizard Lick is a small North Carolina town located near Raleigh.



PYSL receives donation

from Riverside Tire Service

Piedmont Youth Soccer League has received more than $2,820 in money and equipment from Riverside Tire Service and Michelin through the Michelin Soccer Program.

This community program partners Michelin tire dealers with local soccer organizations nationwide.

The dealers purchased customized soccer balls which are redeemed with certificates sent to the soccer organization.

For every Michelin tire sold to the general public at Riverside Tire Service during the 30-day soccer ball giveaway, $2 is donated back to the soccer organization. The donations are used to provide scholarships, uniforms and other equipment for the soccer leagues.

“Whether you have done this program for one year or more than 13, you’re going to have a blast,” Verna Herring with Riverside Tire Service said in a press release.

“Kids love it, parents love it, and all of us at the dealership really enjoy being able to interact with the soccer community.”




Carroll County 3,

Patrick County 2

The Patrick County Cougars lost in five sets to Carroll County on Wednesday (19-25, 25-21, 22-25, 25-17, 6-15) to drop just their second game of the season.

Samantha Smith had nine kills and Abby Hutchens and Karleigh Wilkinson each had eight kills.

Beth Williams finished with 32 assists for the Cougars.

Patrick County held off Bassett on Thursday at Bassett High School to get back in the win column.

The Patrick County junior varsity team also lost to Carroll County in two sets (25-16 25-12).



Carlisle’s Edward picked as player of the week

Carlisle freshman soccer player Kizza Edward was tabbed as the Player of the Week this week.

Edward scored eight goals in three matches last week, including a school record five in one match.

He has 27 goals this season for the Chiefs.


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