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Gastonia Gazette (Newspaper) - June 8, 2015, Gastonia, North Carolina Woman faces another Dpi after deadly wreck. Id tips to avoid the Burn the Gaston Gazette 750 a monday june 8, 2015 Derr former j sports editor j32l Dies at 97. In Courtesy of Lem Lynch photography troopers and emergency personnel attend to a Man and woman involved in a Chase sunday morning. Troopers say Randolph a. Minor on the ground at left led them on a High Speed Chase through Cleveland and Gaston counties lost control of the car and crashed into a Fence in Kings Mountain. Minor was charged with Dpi felony speeding to elude arrest and reckless driving among other possible charges. The female passenger was not charged. More online go online to to see video from the scene of the hits 130 mph police say impaired Driver crashed vehicle into Fence by Lauren Baheri a Man with outstanding warrants against him led troopers on a High Speed Chase through Cleveland and Gaston counties sunday morning. The Driver 38-year-old Randolph a. Minor lost control of his car and crashed into a Fence. A female passenger was injured in the wreck though troopers say her injuries were not life threatening. Minor was taken to car Mont regional medical Center in Gastonia where he was treated and released. According to Cleveland county Highway patrol sgt. . Johnson. Minor reached speeds up to 130 mph along . 74 while travelling from Cleveland a see High Speed Chase Page 3a class of 2015 a i think i can a there were Day get it done i was just crying How to succeed in High school a with really trying leg Warrior More than ? just a face in the crowd Yeric Wadstein he does no to play football but he a one of the teams most important leaders. Jay Boyd is the East Gaston High warriors ultimate 12th Man. The 17-year-old senior spent this football season rallying the team and whipping the crowd into a frenzy from the stands. I in was instrumental in planning clothing themes for each game communicating the information to students and leading the cheers. Quot the football games were easily the biggest memory of the year Quot said Boyd who was also a fixture at most other school sporting events. A we had a tailgate and we would show up and have fun before go into the stadium and just be As loud and proud As we could. He helped develop themes including wearing Black on Black Friday costumes on halloween tropical night and Neon night. His efforts shone under the Friday night lights. The team had its Best season since Boyd was in Middle school compiling a 5-7 record and making the playoffs for the first time in three years. It was a shift for Boyd. His attendance at school sporting events was sporadic until this season when he decided to become one of his schools biggest fans. He even adjusted his work schedule at a Axby a to accommodate. A see Boyd Page 6a Boyd cheers on the warriors during a football game against Ashbrook High. Special to the Gazette Halifax Page edited by Lauren Frame Mike Hensdill the Gazette East Gaston High school senior Jay Boyd works As an intern in the sports department at the Gazette on thursday evening. Upturn a i f Yeric Wadstein h e s a reporter football player and by All accounts a Miracle. South senior Point High West Russell has overcome physical challenges to become a Leader in his school and on the Gridiron. At age 2. He developed a disorder that Breaks Down the thigh Bone due to loss of blood circulation in the upper leg. The condition leaves most people with lifelong difficulties walking. Loss of muscle mass and limited movement in the hips. Blood circulation was Cut off to both of my hips and the top of the thigh Bone decomposed and had to re grow Quot he said. It took two years for the Bone to regrow. It healed As Well As he could have expected. He had enough flexibility in his hips to stay physically Active though he still suffered from pain and would sometimes need the assistance of a Cane. In Middle school he padded up to play football. He would become a 6-foot, 200-Pound offensive lineman for South Point highs varsity team. But Russell said the physical demands were often a struggle. A see Russell Page 6a Gazette photos by John Clark above South Point High school senior West Russell rehearses for his theater class final exam thursday. Below Russell 75 runs onto the Field with teammates before their game against Crest last season. Pauline whare 102 Rosetta Moore 93. Gastonia George Mebane 59, Shelby Walter Ledford 55, Dallas Carroll Secrest 73, mount Holly forecast High Low 87� 68� Quot a for Complete weather see Page 2a Day number of of Days year left 159 i 206 to Call the Gazette 704 8691700 delivery questions 704 8691800 10339 00001 Quot 7 daily 75<

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