Wendell Perry’s story is common across a swath of counties in northeastern and Eastern North Carolina. The African-American population in those counties approaches or exceeds 50 percent, and for reasons not completely clear, the disease is often even more dangerous for black men than the state’s sobering average.
The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season was one of the more challenging years Martin Truex Jr. has faced – on and off the track. But this season he’s second in the Cup points standings and has done just about everything but win. His first victory could come Sunday at Dover International Speedway, a track that means a lot to him.