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William Cox III Signs with JR Motorsports Late Model Team

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Young racing prodigy, William Cox III will put his talents to the test with JR Motorsports' championship-winning Late Model team for 2021, while collaborating with 2020 NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series champion Josh Berry.

Cox, a resident of Raleigh, North Carolina, is poised to compete in his first full-time Late Model season. At the astonishing age of 15 he is joining a program with an impressive list of drivers including Anthony Alfredo, William Byron, Christian Eckes, Sam Mayer, and others. He will also be a member of the Chevrolet Driver's Edge Development team for 2021.

Rising quickly through karting and U.S. Legend Car ranks, Cox has arrived at JR Motorsports. A dream he's had since his first brush with speed, when as a small boy he attended a sports car race at Virginia International Raceway with his father. Subsequently after discovering a love for racing he began driving go-karts following a test at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C. Competing in the local karting ranks the following year, Cox expanded into the national touring groups in the United States and Canada. After competing three road races, he earned his SCCA license in 2019.

"This is amazing, and I cannot thank JR Motorsports enough for choosing me for such an awesome opportunity," Cox commented. "It's going to allow me to bring my performance up to another level because now I have such great equipment. Instead of it being about relying only on the equipment, I can now focus on improving myself as a driver and enhancing my abilities."

Cox will be working alongside veteran driver, teammate, and mentor Josh Berry, who served as one of his instructors during the Late Model test at Hickory Speedway in North Carolina last season.

"He's got so much experience and has accomplished so much," Cox said of Berry. "With him having helped me from day one, now that he's my teammate, I have a great coach standing beside me."

"I've been around a lot of talented drivers in my career and William is certainly going to turn heads and make statements," offered Chad Bryant, owner of Chad Bryant Racing where Cox formerly competed, "We're proud of his success and look forward to seeing him strengthen his resume not only next year, but down the road, too."

Cox shifted to U.S. Legend Car racing to begin training on ovals on the advice of driver development manager Lorin Ranier. While competing in the Young Lions division around the Southeast, Cox led all 30 laps of the U.S. Legend Car Nationals championship race at Carteret County Speedway in North Carolina to earn the Young Lions national championship. Shortly after that Cox was leading the World Road Course Finals in Atlanta but ultimately finished third due to contact with another competitor. Last season, Cox moved up to the U.S. Legend Car Pro Series and planned a full season but was unfortunately derailed by the coronavirus restrictions.

In April, he tested a Late Model Stock Car at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway. Upon his 15th birthday, Cox competed in the Carolina Pro Late Model Series, moving up to Late Model Stock Car competition following his first victory in July. Cox made his first CARS Racing Tour start in July at Hickory, finishing on the lead lap in 15th.

During his down time, when not racing, William Cox attends online classes through Liberty University's Online Academy.

Cox continues to be a force to be reckoned with, as he is considered one of the youngest rising stars on the track, yet maneuvering himself as a solid racing veteran.

ABOUT JR MOTORSPORTS:

JR Motorsports is the management company and racing operation for Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR's 15-time Most Popular Driver and winner of 50 NASCAR-sanctioned races. Now in its 20th year of overall competition, JR Motorsports races in multiple divisions, including the NASCAR Xfinity Series where it won championships in 2014, 2017 and 2018. The company also competes in Late Model competition and owns five championships in regional late model divisions. To learn more about the organization, its drivers and its sponsorship opportunities, visit http://www.jrmracing.com/.

For more about William Cox III, please visit https://www.williamcoxracing.com, like him on Facebook, follow him on Twitter (@willcox3racing) and Instagram (@willcox3racing).

For more information about Chad Bryant Racing, please visit https://chadbryantracing.com/ , like them on Facebook (Chad Bryant Racing), or follow them on Twitter (@ChadBryantRace).

Related link: http://www.jrmracing.com/

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Sokal Hires Jason Jones as Chief Technology Officer

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Sokal, a full-service automotive advertising agency, announced today that Jason Jones has joined the company as the Chief Technology Officer.

Jones, previously the Vice President, Director of Technology for the McKinney agency, has over nineteen years of experience in building people-first technology, reengineering business processes, setting strategic vision, and bringing new technologies to life.

His work includes technology solutions for national brands including Audi of America, CarMax, Nationwide Insurance, Samsung Electronics, and others.

"The addition of Jason Jones comes at a critical time for our agency," said COO Michael Ransom. "We have had a client growth rate of over 65 percent in the past two years, so having someone with the Jason's knowledge and expertise, will be crucial as we continue to provide innovative products and solutions for our partners."

ABOUT SOKAL:

Sokal is an award-winning, full-service advertising agency that specializes in digital marketing and dealership services. Since its inception in 2010, Sokal has been at the forefront of the automotive advertising landscape, providing clients with personalized advertising strategies designed specifically with the dealer's brand and vision in mind.

For more information about Sokal, please visit their website at: https://www.gosokal.com/

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Capital Automotive Group Contributes $46K to Raleigh NC Salvation Army

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Capital Automotive Group of Raleigh has once again opened wide its generous arms through their Capital Cares program, a corporate responsibility program generated by the auto group. Between November 1 and December 15, 2020, a portion of all their vehicle sales at 12 participating Capital locations was given to benefit the local Salvation Army in Raleigh. A total of $46,840 was raised.

Capital Automotive Group has a long history of giving back and has done so by caring for their employees, their customers, and their community. Participating in Meals on Wheels, Toys for Tots, Project Bark, hurricane relief, and many more opportunities to give, Capital Cares has proven that they are more than simply a car dealership.

Entering the last quarter of this dauting 2020 year, many have found themselves without work, unwell, or simply overwhelmed. Capital Automotive realizes this is the perfect time to bolster some encouragement for those who are in the most need. Donating to the Salvation Army is a sure-fire way to give back to the community they serve in an especially practical way.

The Salvation Army will be on site just outside the Capital Automotive Corporate Center, 4900 Leigh Drive, Raleigh, NC at 11 a.m. on December 22, 2020 for presentation of the check.

Many of the dealerships in the Capital group participated in the outreach, including the following:
* Capital Chevrolet
* Capital Ford
* Capital CJD
* Capital of Cary
* Capital Ford Lillington
* Capital Ford Hillsborough
* Capital Ford Rocky Mount
* Hillsborough CDJR
* University Kia
* University Ford
* University Ford North
* University Chapel Hill

For more information about Capital Automotive Group, please visit their website at: https://capitalautogroup.com/

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YUNG Citizen Champions Message of Injustice and Inequality With Latest Song and Music Video, ‘Brown Butta’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Citizen Music Group wants you to know and follow Christopher "YUNG Citizen" Williams, Charlotte (N.C.) native, and you will discover someone deeply passionate and committed to raising awareness to the injustices and social inequities that exist in society today. Spending time with him clearly reveals his beliefs. As a Hip Hop artist and producer, his music became the next form of expression and logical platform to share his message with a larger audience. FOLLOW HIM!

"Brown Butta" is YUNG's latest visual creation intended to raise awareness to the issues of today (police brutality, racial discrimination, income inequality, disadvantaged youth, etc.) while displaying black and brown images of beauty, confidence, righteousness and love of community.

Make no mistake about it, "love of self and genuine respect and concern for others will always be part of what defines me," says YUNG.

Featured on the track and video is Jason Jett, another talented Charlotte artist. His smooth and soulful rendering on the hook is a powerful compliment to YUNG Citizen's poignant verses; both are guaranteed to forever be etched in your inner most consciousness after the first encounter.

YUNG advises, "'Brown Butta' will join his list of trademark creations guaranteed to inspire and motivate people to remain present in the moment and vigilant toward peaceful and meaningful change."

ABOUT YUNG Citizen

YUNG's lyrical genius will always find him behind his mandate of inspiring and motivating people to aspire to new heights that have no limits; and to never stop chasing their dreams. YUNG Citizen's ultimate goal is to create music that challenges the social conscious of the nation to acknowledge these issues do exist and work toward positive and lasting change.

YUNG's unique musical sound blends his interpretations of Hip Hop, R&B and Pop to create timeless masterpieces that penetrate your inner soul. The music lures you in with smooth melodies, crisp and perfectly placed drums with a bass compliment that will provide the perfect heartbeat. A few of YUNG Citizen's musical influences include Michael Jackson, Pharrell Williams, BAS, J Cole, and Thundercat.

Mid-August began the release of a five (5) mini EP project (two tracks per) titled "FORMULA."

The first, Formula I ("Brownes Ferry" and "Conversations With") was released in September, followed by Formula II ("Beautiful Thing" and "Brown Butta") in October. Both are available on all streaming platforms. Formula III ("Wake Up" and "32") is set to release Q1, 2021.

For interviews, additional visibility, bookings, sponsorships and other interests, please contact Dennis Williams, 704-578-0774, citizenshipmanagement1@gmail.com

"Brown Butta" Video: https://youtu.be/vBh1e1izRd0

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/yungcitizen

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Insightful Woman Launches Business During Pandemic Supporting Female Artisans and Entrepreneurs

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- While the pandemic continues to shatter businesses and the world is urged to stay at home, Allie Petrova, founder of Bellani, a luxury merino wool blanket maker, decided to bring warmth into people's homes and lives. Like many other professionals, Petrova, a North Carolina tax attorney, replaced in-person, client meetings with virtual ones.

And, whether working at her home office desk, or unwinding while watching movies in the living room, she wished for a natural blanket to wrap her in comfort and coziness.

With an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to help others, she set out to create the perfect blanket made of luxuriously soft fine merino. The name "Bellani" was an intuitive fit: it comes from the Italian words for beautiful (bella) and wool (lana). The blankets are made in Europe from pure, natural and sustainable materials.

Petrova sought to support female entrepreneurs and artisans, many are single mothers or sole breadwinners for the family. Bellani's major supplier is a partnership owned by two women. Women artisans hand finish the fringe on each blanket from the Luxe Collection, which offers a combination of classic and contemporary designs that elevate spaces and bring delightful warmth. The blankets are crafted at wool mills with traditions in the making of wool products, particularly blankets.

"While so many businesses were shutting down, I worked to plant a seed that would grow something new and beautiful," Petrova says. "Despite many challenges and disruptions caused by the pandemic, I found the right mill to weave the blankets, chose from tens of colors for the right patterns, and located the perfect, fine merino supplier."

In addition to adult blankets in the Luxe Collection, Bellani offers fine merino baby and pet blankets. They come in delicate patterns and timeless colors. People are met with softness beyond compare, when they run their hands over the Bellani blankets.

"Our baby blankets have been very popular with grandparents who are buying them as gifts as well as for baby showers," Petrova says. "And pets are a very important part of the family too - we didn't want our furry friends to be left out."

Bellani is unveiling its Royal Blanket - exclusively on https://mybellani.com. This blanket will be the ultimate in luxury. The fabric is made in Italy from fine Australian merino wool and comes in a generous size to fit a Queen-sized bed.

About Bellani

Founded in 2020, Bellani manufactures heirloom quality, fine merino wool blankets with timeless designs, luxurious softness and ultimate comfort. All products are made in Europe and are 100 percent natural. Shipping is available to the U.S. and Canada.

For more information, visit: https://mybellani.com/ and https://www.instagram.com/bellaniblankets/

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Capital Ford of Lillington Open and Ready to Service Harnett County Customers

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Capital family of dealership companies has expanded into neighboring Harnett County, with the addition of a newly purchased dealership. Capital Ford of Lillington is eager to be setting up shop in the former Precision Ford showroom located at 945 N. Main St., Lillington, NC 27546.

The new store will not miss a single beat and will be up and running immediately.

"We are very excited about this move and are looking forward to serving Lillington, Harnett County, and the surrounding area with the same quality and dedication that the Capital brand name has come to embody," said Tim Michael, Dealer Principal of Capital Ford of Lillington.

"We aim to become a vital part of the community and hope that everyone stops by to say hello over the next few weeks!"

Within the next few days, the dealership will be receiving a facelift with new signage and a brand new website. Stay tuned for more exciting news in the coming weeks!

An overarching goal all Capital branded dealerships is to provide a consistent positive customer experience. Capital dealership companies all pride themselves on providing reliable, honest, and affordable service to the citizens of North Carolina. Capital Ford of Lillington is sure to make you feel like part of the family.

Visit https://www.capitalfordoflillington.com/ to start enjoying your car shopping experience today.

Related link: https://capitalautogroup.com/

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Capital Automotive Group Contributes to Local Salvation Army

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Capital Automotive Group of Raleigh has once again opened wide its generous arms through their Capital Cares program, a corporate responsibility program generated by the auto group. Between November 1 and December 15, 2020, a portion of all their vehicle sales at 12 participating Capital locations will benefit the local Salvation Army in Raleigh.

Capital Automotive Group has a long history of giving back and has done so by caring for their employees, their customers, and their community. Participating in Meals on Wheels, Toys for Tots, Project Bark, hurricane relief, and many more opportunities to give, Capital Cares has proven that they are more than simply a car dealership.

Entering the last quarter of this dauting 2020 year, many have found themselves without work, unwell, or simply overwhelmed. Capital Automotive realizes this is the perfect time to bolster some encouragement for those who are in the most need. Donating to the Salvation Army is a sure-fire way to give back to the community they serve in an especially practical way.

Many of the dealerships in the Capital group will be participating in the outreach, including the following:

Capital Chevrolet

Capital Ford

Capital CJD

Capital of Cary

Capital Ford Lillington

Capital Ford Hillsborough

Capital Ford Rocky Mount

Hillsborough CDJR

University Kia

University Ford

University Ford North

University Chapel Hill

For more information about Capital Automotive Group, please visit their website at: https://capitalautogroup.com/

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Teenage sensation William Cox wins Fall Classic 2020

RALEIGH, N.C. -- 15-year-old William Cox of Chad Bryant Racing is continuing his own personal tradition of excellence in auto racing after recently winning the Fall Classic season finale at Orange County (N.C.) Speedway on Oct. 24, 2020.

Battling the best of the best in the region, Cox was able to dominate the night in his Chad Bryant Racing Late Model at the 3/8-mile asphalt oval. Despite qualifying sixth, Cox was able to quickly head to the front and take control of the event early and never look back, leading the most laps in the 75-lap Late Model division race.

"This was a huge win for me and the Chad Bryant Racing team," said Cox. "My goal is to keep winning and my dream to make it all the way to the NASCAR Cup Series. I've had the opportunity to work with some of the best coaches in the motorsports industry and I'm truly blessed for their guidance not only this weekend but their support over these last few years."

Under the leadership of team owner Chad Bryant, Cox was able to put on a clinic in his second race with the Mooresville, N.C. team. The 2016 ARCA Menards Series championship team was able to build on their debut together at Southern National (N.C.) Motorsports Park and accelerate the results quickly by hoisting a trophy.

"I've been around a lot of talented drivers in my career and William is certainly going to turn heads and make statements," offered Bryant. "We're proud of his success at Orange County and look forward to seeing him strengthen his resume not only next year, but down the road too."

Earlier this year after spending three years of competing in Karts, Mazda Miatas and Legends Cars, Cox was presented with the next challenge in his racing endeavor - the chance to begin testing a Late Model Stock.

Following a successful test and with a dedicated crew behind him, Cox took the next step in his Motorsports path and left his success in the Legends Car behind.

At the tenure age of 15, it didn't take long for people to notice the talent of Cox behind the wheel of a Late Model.

By June, he joined the Carolina Pro Model Series with DLP Motorsports and running a limited schedule with Dexter Canipe of 3D Motorsports. A month later he was in Victory Lane at the historic Tri-County Speedway.

Since the win, he has continued to hone his skills at the legendary Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway - battling some of the best Late Model drivers in the country, adding crucial laps behind the wheel to his growing resume.

Touted as one of the youngest rising stars on track with the driving style of an experience veteran, Cox is certain to continue to attract attention entering the next phase of competition in the CARS Tour in 2021.

For more on William Cox, please visit https://www.williamcoxracing.com/, like him on Facebook, follow him on Twitter (@willcox3racing) and Instagram (@willcox3racing).

For more on Chad Bryant Racing, please visit https://www.chadbryantracing.com/ like them on Facebook (Chad Bryant Racing) or follow them on Twitter (@ChadBryantRace).

About CARS Late Model Stock Tour:

Formed in the fall of 2014 by owner Jack McNelly, the CARS Tour was built out of the remnants of the former Pro Cup Series. The CARS sanctioning body, continuing a desire to create a viable option for quality pavement racing throughout the Carolinas and beyond, formed the dual division CARS Tour.

Featuring both super late models and late model stock cars competing on the same night at the same track, the CARS Tour is the first series of its kind to host two premier divisions under the same banner, at the same track and as part of the same event.

Related link: https://chadbryantracing.com/

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Capital Subaru of Greensboro Hosts Triad Golden Retriever Rescue Event

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Capital Subaru of Greensboro is proud to announce that they are celebrating the Subaru Loves Pets Event AND National Make a Dog's Day by partnering with Triad Golden Retriever Rescue for a day of totally PAWSOME fun for all pets!

The celebration will be held Thursday October 22, 2020 from 3-7 p.m. at 801 E Bessemer Ave - This is an outdoor socially distanced event.

Contributors include Triad Golden Retriever Rescue, North Carolina Pet Partners and arcBARKS.

The general public is invited to attend with their furry friends! Festivities include a pet photo station with a local pet photographer and goodie bags with treats for canines and owners while supplies last.

"The companionship of pets reduces stress and lessens anxiety. I know I couldn't live without my dogs and that's why we are so proud of this partnership." expressed General Manager, Ken Fanelli. "This event is as much for the people as it is for the dogs! So come out and make a dog's day!"

Triad Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc.:

Triad Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc. (TGRR) is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, humane treatment and placement of homeless Golden Retrievers, and to the education of the public about the breed.

arcBARKS:

arcBARKS Dog Treat Company was created by The Arc of Greensboro in response to an increasing need for post-high school options for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. arcBARKS was envisioned as a self-funding program that would provide vocational training in the real world setting of a functioning dog treat bakery.

North Carolina Pet Partners:

Helping people live healthier and happier lives by sharing the healing power of pets.

Capital Subaru of Greensboro:

Capital Subaru of Greensboro is located is conveniently located at 801 E Bessemer Ave. They're a part of Capital Automotive Group with the goal of providing consistent customer experiences at all locations and are excited you help you with any of your automotive needs!

Related link: https://www.capitalsubarugreensboro.com/

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Berico Fuels Appoints Fourth Generation Company President

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Founded by W.N. Berry in 1924, Berico Fuels recently named its sixth Berry to be the company's president. Will Berry is fourth generation and does not take the position for granted.

Will did not originally set out to work in the family business. After getting his master's degree at Michigan State, he worked in the real estate development business for five years. Ready for a change, Will and his father, Tom Berry, Berico's current CEO, said that he and his son traveled the country studying franchises as they sought out new business opportunities together. They looked at the books and analyzed many different opportunities.

"After studying various franchises, my father and our other partner, John Fuquay, approached me on my interest in joining Berico," Will says. "After considerable thought I agreed to join Berico in 2011."

Since then, he's helped grow the multiple company divisions and has cultivated valuable employee relationships. He bought into the partnership in 2017.

"I could not have done any of this without the direction and mentorship of my father and John, the company's current Chairman of the Board. John gave 50 years of service to this business and he's one of the most dedicated people I know," Will says. "I've got some big shoes to fill."

With no signs of slowing down, Will is looking to a future of smart growth - one that focuses on company culture, values relationships and positions them as a regional energy leader. He's committed to Berico's mantra - "Always dependable" - and adds, "I will always work to keep our employees and our customers happy."

"I realized early on that I needed to give 120 percent effort to show the other employees I wasn't looking for the silver-spoon per-say," he says.

About Berico Fuels

Berico Fuels started out in the coal business delivering and servicing clients via its horse-drawn buggies. Today, it has more than 100 employees and has been through numerous acquisitions; six in the last six years. The company, and its subsidiaries, Alamance Oil and Carolina Fuels, deliver residential heating fuels and propane, commercial fuels and lubricants, and HVAC service within the Greensboro Triad Area.

Since its inception, Berico has tried to be the "always dependable" company for home comfort through its various avenues of business. Each generation of the business has been deeply rooted in giving back to the local community. Berico is particularly proud of its "Gift of Warmth" campaign, raising and matching over $50,000 in donations to the Salvation Army; helping the less fortunate to heat their homes each winter.

For more information: https://www.berico.com/

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