These are the news articles for the selected month.


A Longtime Racing Town Shifts Its Focus

March 31, 2009
By KATIE THOMAS - NY Times. Motorsports is now just one of several niche industries that the EDC hopes to promote.

Speedway revs up Martinsville's dollars

March 25, 2009
By DUSTIN LONG & MICHAEL SLUSS - Roanoke Times. Get through the numbers, formulas and prose and you get the point of the report: Racing is good. Good for cities, states, jobs and tourism.

Speedway impact: $170 million

March 25, 2009
By JOHNNY BUCK - Bulletin Staff Writer. An economic study has shown that the Martinsville Speedway is helping to drive the area’s economy to the tune of more than $170 million each year.

RTI: Building on track

March 22, 2009
By GINNY WRAY - Bulletin Staff Writer. The $100 million, 150-job titanium plant remains on schedule to be operating in late 2010 or early 2011, Vandegrift said.

Big chair attraction planned

March 20, 2009
By Bulletin STAFF. The EDC unveiled plans Thursday to turn part of the Broad Street parking lot into a park centered around a 25-foot-tall monument to the area’s furniture heritage.