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The victims of domestic violence know physical and emotional pain.

Physical pain of abuse is just part of the story Editor’s Note: This is the second part of an ongoing series on domestic violence. The victim has been granted anonymity so she can speak candidly about her situation without fear of repercussions.

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RUTHERFORDTON — Domestic violence victims know a world of physical and emotional pain. And the two are inextricably intertwined. The physical abuse is a nightmare in itself. A Rutherford County native who is a victim, talking anonymously with The Daily Courier, said, for example, “The first time I was beaten, I was beaten until I was unconscious. And I should

have gotten out then. But I got real good at making up stories about why I had a black eye, why I had bruises on my face. That sort of thing.” As if the physical pain is not enough, though, the horror is compounded many times over by the emotions that follow. “The abuse started shortly after we were married,” she said. “And I guess I was in a state of shock. Felt betrayed. Felt hurt. “Being abused, I figured out over the years, I’ve really tried not to think about it tons, but I went through I guess a grieving process. Because the physical abuse is never just physical abuse. It is always accompanied by emotional abuse. “And I think that is true in every case Please see Pain, Page 2A

FOREST CITY — Both of Rutherford County’s congressmen voted to oppose the hotly debated health care bill passed by a mere two votes in the U.S. House last week. But their reasons for opposition were different. Republican Congressman Patrick McHenry of the 10th district voted against the bill because he said it would Most people kill more jobs understand by driving we have to get businesses under with tax health care increases and it under control does nothing to when it comes cut health care costs. to cost. When Democrat we just add Heath Shuler people to an of the 11th disalready brotrict said he felt the bill was ken system too expensive we’re just in this form doing more to and also would not cut costs increase the enough. cost. “Most people —Rep. Shuler understand D-N.C. we have to get health care under control when it comes to cost,” said Shuler. “When we just add people to an already broken system we’re just doing more to Please see Vote, Page 6A

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SPINDALE — One by one the names of more than 50 veterans were called out Tuesday during a special Veterans Day program at the Rutherford County Senior Center. Every veteran, from six various branches of service, walked through the swords as their names were called during a recognition service presented by R-S Central’s JROTC. At least 10 veterans were from the Air Force, 21 from the Navy, one from the French Army, two Marines, 10 from the Navy and one from the Royal Army Service Corp. of England. Third graders from Lee Anne Summey’s class at Spindale Elementary School, presented a program of six patroitic songs. Mike Nanney, a member of Rolling Thunder®, addressed the veterans and later shook hands with every veteran who came on stage. “Welcome home,” he said to each one as they passed through the swords. Nanney said, to be a member of Rolling Thunder®, a person “just has to care.” Although known sometimes as a motorcycle group, Rolling Thunder®, Please see Vets, Page 6A

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I’ve ever heard of. Because you are made to feel that you are the cause of it. You’re beaten down to the point where you don’t question it, I don’t think, a lot.” This victim said that the abuse, when it started, was unexpected because she had not seen any signs that it might happen. “We were basically high school sweethearts,” she noted. “We dated for five years. So it’s not like we didn’t know each other. During that time there was nothing that indicated to me that that would be the case.” But, she realizes now, there was one important indicator. “I did know that there was a history of violence in his family,” she said. “His mother was abused. But that didn’t ring the bell, I guess it should have rung in my head. “He was brought up seeing it. And he had that history. His mother was severely beaten; I think hospitalized. And I don’t know if he just thought that was the appropriate way to behave, or not. But in five years (of dating), I thought I would have seen something. But no indication of that.” The stigma of domestic violence One of the things that makes domestic violence so unbearable is that it is 180 degrees from the cherished concepts of love and marriage. And, ironically, some victims stay in abusive relationships because they can’t bear to reveal the reality of their situation, especially to family. “And my situation was that I was brought up to believe that once you are married, you’re married,” the victim said. “Your vows meant something. So I took that very seriously. And I stayed in it longer than I should.

And I guess I am one of the really lucky ones. I got out without being killed. But I can’t say I got out without any scars. It left some very, very deep scars. And it has taken a long, long time to get over that. — Abuse victim

“I was married to somebody who I trusted and felt like should be there for me. And he was the one who was actually inflicting the pain. “You are ashamed of it. I mean, I was ashamed of what was going on. And I was ashamed of the stigma that is attached to that. And there is definitely a stigma attached; I don’t care what anybody says. Over the years I’ve heard comments from people who make snide little remarks about someone who is being abused. And it sort of triggers a very fiery reaction in me, because I’ve been in those shoes, and I know. It’s not trivial. It’s not funny. It’s nothing to joke about. It’s very serious. “I never talked about it to anybody much. I had a couple of friends who knew what was going on. Other than that, I kept very secretive, very quiet, because of the stigma that is attached.” In addition to dealing with the stigma, victims also hope that their abuser will change. “And every time it would happen,” she said, “afterwards he would always, ‘oh, it isn’t ever going to happen again. I am so sorry. I’ll get some help.’ And that never happened.” She said she never knew what might trigger the abuse, but she is sure that alcohol use played a part. She said abuse victims go through an emotional turmoil. “The range of emotions you go through, I guess, are

shock and betrayal, but then you get to a point where it’s just hatred,” she said. “And I don’t know if you’ve seen the recent story about (pop superstar) Rihanna, where she went back to him, after (former boyfriend) Chris Brown beat her up, because she loved him. And then she started feeling resentment toward him. And I think that is true. You do feel resentment.” The breaking point For this particular victim, the breaking point came one night during a very brutal beating. “I guess when I got out of it,” the victim said, “was the point where I was being beaten severely. During the middle of the nighttime he was drinking. And he started drinking. He came home in the middle of the night and drug me out of the bed and started beating the tar out of me for no reason that I knew of. “And I threatened to leave and he kicked me in the stomach, and basically, I totally lost my breath, and I was thinking I was going to die because I could not get my breath. Absolutely could not get my breath. And I really at that point thought, ‘OK, this is it. I’m dying.’ And it was after that, that I realized I had to do something.” At that point, she said, the need to get away took precedence over other concerns that had formerly kept her in the marriage. “I didn’t care what anyone else thought,” she said. “I didn’t care what it did to my family, which I was very concerned about. I didn’t care. I didn’t care. I knew I had to get out. Something inside me just snapped. I knew I absolutely had to get out of this situation. “And when I started to leave probably was the most dangerous time of the whole thing. He was not going to let me leave. At that point I had a gun pointed at me.

I had a knife held at my throat. He threatened to throw acid in my face. “And again, I don’t know what had snapped inside of me, but I basically just, at that point, didn’t care if he killed me. Because I told him at that point, kick me, do whatever you want, but I am leaving. I don’t care what you do. Anything is better than this. I had gotten to that point.” She said she had a very strong support system in place that allowed her to escape the violent situation after nearly eight years of marriage. She left the county and stayed away for about two years. “And I guess I’m not really one of the statistics, because I never reported it to the police,” she added. “And I guess I am one of the really lucky ones. I got out without being killed. “But I can’t say I got out without any scars. It left some very, very deep scars. And it has taken a long, long time to get over that.” “I guess I moved on past the hatred, although I still have some pretty severe reactions when I hear about cases. And it does jog those memories that I try to repress. And I think I came out the other end a lot stronger person. “I guess if there is anything I would say to anybody that might be in that situation, is if you have any indicators of someone having a history of abusiveness, or if you find out that they come from a family with that history, run like crazy, or at least think about what can happen, because a lot of people don’t make it out alive. “I feel very lucky to be alive.” Editor’s note: Persons in need of help with domestic violence situations are urged to contact Family Resources of Rutherford County Inc., at 286-3411 or online at www.frrc.org/main/ index.htm

Carolina Today Cunningham won’t seek Senate seat RALEIGH (AP) — A former North Carolina state senator says he won’t seek the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr next year. Cal Cunningham of Lexington confirmed Tuesday he’s told supporters he won’t run, calling it the wrong race at the wrong time for him and his family. The Army reservist had been exploring a bid for several months, making the rounds of Democratic Party rallies and dinners. At least three Democrats are seeking the nomination, including North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall. Another potential Democratic candidate — U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge — is expected to make a decision by the end of the week.

Textile conference held on military GREENSBORO (AP) — Textile opportunities in the military will be the main discussion at a North Carolina conference featuring speakers from both state and federal government. State Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco will deliver a keynote address Tuesday at a oneday conference on the state’s textile industry.

Major pork producer files for bankruptcy CLINTON (AP) — A North Carolina pork producer has filed for bankruptcy after complaints from unpaid vendors and falling pork consumption tied to swine flu fears. Coharie Farms of Clinton filed for bankruptcy Friday and will appear in court Tuesday.

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Spindale citizen leads community watch bid By ALLISON FLYNN Daily Courier Staff Writer

FOREST CITY ­— A relative newcomer to Rutherford County is taking steps to ensure the neighborhood where she’s chosen to live is safe. Melinda Nodine of Spindale has been gathering the names of her neighbors and talking with law enforcement to start up a neighborhood watch program in the town. “I was unfamiliar with the neighborhood when I moved in,” Nodine said. “A neighbor close to me has lived there for 30 years and she’s seen it go through varying degrees.” Nodine learned the town had a neighborhood watch program some years back, but it eventually dwindled. “I think, from what I gathered, the community lost hope,” Nodine said. “I canvassed my neighborhood and all were very supportive.” Neighborhood watch programs serve as eyes and ears for law enforcement, said Spindale Police Chief Andy Greenway. “We may drive through and not see anything, but they are there 24 hours a day and they know what’s going on,” Greenway said. Now that she knows there is an interest, Nodine said the next step is finding a location for the group to meet. “We want to establish a representative from each block to come to a monthly meeting and we’ll convey Contributed photo what we see happening,” she said. Nodine said in the works is the Potter Allan Buitekant has his work on display in the Rutherford County Visual development of community resources Artists Guild Visual Arts Center this month. A resident of Union Mills, Buitekant is such as an afterschool program. a member of the Rutherford County Visual Artists Guild. His work is also in galleries in New York, Texas and North Carolina as well as many private collections. Greenway said the department The Rutherford exhibit includes several of his signature “cut handle” platters in his is working on getting a grant from distinctive red glaze. The gallery is located on Main Street in Rutherfordton, and is Weed and Seed, a community-based open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. strategy sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice. The initiative is overseen by the Community Capacity Development Office. “If we get the grant, it will tie in with helping with this,” Greenway said. RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Health reporting to cover hospitalizations Even without funding, the neighofficials in North Carolina say two and deaths attributed to any influenborhood watch program will happen, pregnant women were among five za-like illnesses. Nodine said. people who died of pandemic H1N1 “Pastor Coleman from Shelby spoke flu or similar symptoms in one week. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that the change was ordered at the Community Empowerment Resource Center,” Nodine said. “He A spokeswoman for the by the national Centers for Disease spoke about how he turned a neighDepartment of Health and Human Control and Prevention. borhood in Shelby that was crime Services would not say where the Twelve deaths through Sept. 26, infested around.” women lived. All five died during the were attributed to laboratory-conweek of Oct. 25. firmed H1N1 virus.

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FOREST CITY — The Community Engagement Team will have a guest speaker at the group’s Thursday meeting at 10 a.m. at Spencer Baptist Church in Spindale. The Rev. Robert Coleman of Hopper’s Chapel in Shelby is the guest speaker. Several CET members heard Pastor Coleman’s presentation at a meeting last month at which the G-team and the town of Forest City played host. “His message was inspirational and we felt the entire CET should hear it,” a news release from the CET notes. “Rev. Coleman’s church has served as a rallying force to help restore a sense of hope and order to a neighborhood besieged by crime and blighted by decrepit housing. The changes that his church and its partners have achieved is amazing and can help guide us as we move forward.” Coleman has been asked to speak Thursday at 10 a.m. about his story during an event at Spencer Baptist Church. The location, Nodine said, was chosen to allow seating capacity for people not only in Spindale but in neighboring communities. “I think it’s important we all try to get together,” Nodine said. She said there were neighborhood watches being established in Alexander Mills and Grahamtown as well. Greenway has already contacted the state about getting neighborhood watch signs for residents. Nodine said the program will also be asking that street lights be repaired, faded street signs replaced and vacant and dilapidated properties be addressed with community clean-up efforts. “It’s like Spindale’s been forgotten,” Nodine said. “And there are some wonderful, wonderful people there who want to see changes and feel safe again.” Contact Flynn via e-mail at aflynn@thedigitalcourier.com.

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n outpouring of appreciation has followed the terrible tragedy at Ft. Hood as all Americans have veterans and military personnel in their thoughts on this Veterans Day. President Obama went to the Texas base Tuesday to express the nation’s sorrow at the loss of 13 American service personnel to a warped and senseless attack. It seems everyone is trying to find a way to honor the commitment and sacrifice military personnel make. If you don’t believe there is sacrifice involved, just think about leaving your home and family for months and years. Think about turning a corner and feeling a bullet brush past your cheek. Think about the physical hardships of doing your work in the heat of a desert or in nearly impassable mountains. Think about wondering during a day if you’ll live to see the sunset. Rutherford County is the proud home to a large number of veterans. In addition, many of the county’s residents are serving now. We must thank them for a commitment that they know could end in the ultimate heartbreak. So, we say thanks with all the absolute sincerity we can muster.

Our readers’ views Says military shouldn’t make foreign policy To the editor: After 9/11 we sent troops into Afghanistan in hot pursuit of those responsible for the attack on America. We then decided to attack Iraq based on at best false intelligence. We pulled troops out of Afghanistan to go to Iraq (special forces). Afghanistan became the secondary war. President Bush was criticized for this move, especially when it became obvious there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Another idea, somewhat new in American policy, came to the front. The idea was to give the commanders what they asked for. Remember the surge in Iraq? Military commanders under our Constitution do not make this call. It is made by the Commander in Chief. Remember MacArthur, Westmoreland? The purpose for the war, the strategy, the expected outcome, etc., are decided by the Commander in Chief. Now, President Obama is being criticized by many for not immediately sending 40,000 more troops to Afghanistan as requested by the general in charge. I have heard it said that Obama had spent only about 30 minutes with the ground commander. That is probably 20 more than he needed to remind the general who was in charge and ask him to not publically announce his request any more. While Obama campaigned saying we had concentrated on the wrong war, I’m sure he will try to get it right this time. The group we went after originally is no longer there. The government in Afghanistan is obviously illegitimate. Do we want to nation build? I hope not. Who are we fighting, and why? How will we know when we have won? When these, and I am sure many

more, are answered the President will send more troops, keep the same number, or start bringing troops home — which seems the logical thing to do. One thing for sure, American foreign policy will not be made by the military. Ray Crawford Rutherfordton

Thanks all Spindale voters and candidates To the editor: I wish to express my sincere appreciation to the citizens of Spindale for their continued vote and support in my recent bid for re-election to the office of Mayor in Spindale. It is a great and humbling honor to serve the citizens of Spindale. I have been a member of the governing body in Spindale since 1999, and it is reassuring to me that the citizens continue to have faith in me as their Mayor. I also want to thank the other candidates in the election for their willingness to serve the people of Spindale and to give the voters a choice in the election. I ask for the support and opinions of all the citizens in continuing to make Spindale a great place to live and work. R. Mickey Bland Spindale Mayor

Say its time for a change in leadership To the editor: County residents, how’s that zero based county budget working for you? How’s the 22 lowest tax rate in North Carolina working for you? It must not be working well since we’re at 15 percent unemployment and $73 million in debt? Time for a county leadership change? I would say yes. Keith Hunter Rutherfordton

Suggests his letters’ content could help To the editor: One of the things I like about Rutherford County is the deep concern we have for one another. I was amazed at the care and concern Dawn Harris showed for the free time I seemed to have. I have to say, after realizing the total financial collapse that George W. Bush was bringing on us, and after continually warning the readers of The Daily Courier for about eight years, I liquidated my debts, invested my money according to the collapse I saw coming, and I regret to say I don’t have to work. Of course, if folks had read the content of my LTEs instead of worrying about my free time, they might have free time of a more positive nature now. Ralph Haulk Forest City

Expresses outrage over Fort Hood incident To the editor: I don’t want to have a moment of silence for the victims of the Ft. Hood massacre. I just want a real moment of outrage! Chad Burnett Bostic

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State senate’s No. 2 Democrat says ‘over and out’ RALEIGH — Love him or hate him, no one will ever accuse Tony Rand of being a slacker. For better than a decade, the Fayetteville Democrat has been the chief workhorse in the state Senate, the go-to policy guy, the bad cop to Senate leader Marc Basnight’s good cop. On most important policy issues considered by the chamber, Rand played a role, either as bill sponsor, negotiator or shepherd. His influence didn’t end at the Legislative Building doors. Rand advised governors on judicial appointments. He helped devise political strategy that kept Democrats in power in North Carolina even as they lost the levers of power in other Southern

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states. That doesn’t mean his colleagues will shed tears over his decision to leave the legislature and head up the state Parole Commission. When you’ve got as many fingers in as many pies as Rand, you’ll make some bakers mad, no matter how bland a few of the recipes. Typically, Rand didn’t worry about making people angry, not when a budget deal or a key piece of legislation was at stake. But animosity can build

over time. It may have played a role his decision. On at least a couple occasions, some of Rand’s fellow Democrats wanted him ousted from his post of power, majority leader. Basnight interceded on his behalf. Rand, though, was a reporter’s dream, a quip machine who could always find a funny or pithy phrase to enliven a story. Earlier this year, as a legislative committee began meeting to consider a controversial fix to the health insurance plan for state employees, Rand understatedly remarked, “This is a bill you may have heard a rumor about.” On the best part of a competing House budget plan, “It was a nice piece of paper.”

Once Rand announced his decision, it didn’t take long for the speculation to begin about his replacement in the Senate hierarchy. Sen. Martin Nesbitt, a Buncombe County Democrat, emerged as the favorite after Basnight publicly endorsed him. Nesbitt was once a chief budget writer in the House, but had been on the outs with then-House Speaker Jim Black by the time he moved over to the Senate in 2004. Sen. Dan Clodfelter, a Charlotte Democrat and cochair of the Senate Finance Committee, has also become a key cog and top policy wonk in the Senate. Rand’s decision could clear the way for his other key post, Rules Committee chair,

to be given to someone other than the new majority leader. The more significant question posed by Rand’s departure: Is Basnight’s reign as one of the most powerful politicians in state history near an end, and what would that portend for Senate leadership? Basnight says he plans to run again in 2010. He continues to raise money. A coup-like scenario, where he is tossed aside by fellow Democrats, is highly unlikely. But minus a Republican takeover of the chamber, one day he will decide to no longer seek its No. 1 job. Now, his longtime No. 2 is gone. Scott Mooneyham is executive director of The Capital News Service in Raleigh.

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Police release 911 call in death

RALEIGH (AP) — Raleigh police have released a 911 recording of a man seeking help for an unresponsive 10-month-old hours before her stepfather was charged with firstdegree murder in her death. Raleigh police released Tuesday a six-and-ahalf-minute conversation between a man and a 911 dispatcher on Sunday. The man cries out to Cheyenne Emery Yarley as a dispatcher instructs him on how to resuscitate her. It is unclear how the child died. The man in the 911 call says she swallowed a piece of toilet paper. Twenty-six-year-old Joshua Andrew Stepp has been charged with first-degree murder in Cheyenne’s death.

Officials search for missing girl

FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Authorities are continuing to search wooded areas near a mobile home community in southeastern North Carolina for a missing 5-year-old girl. The Fayetteville Police Department said Tuesday that FBI and U.S. marshals have joined the search into Shaniya Nicole Davis’s early morning disappearance. Davis’ mother reported her missing shortly before 7 a.m. Tuesday. Police spokesman David Sportsman says authorities have found no evidence of foul play. Shaniya is a black female with brown hair and brown eyes. She is about 3 feet tall and weighs 40 pounds. She was last seen wearing a blue T-shirt with pink underwear.

Arizona fugitive arrested

RALEIGH (AP) — An Arizona man whom authorities say assumed a new life while on the lam for 17 years has been arrested in Raleigh. The U.S. Marshal’s Service said Tuesday that 55-year-old Bobby Rea Irwin was arrested Monday night at his home. A warrant for Irwin’s arrest was issued in 1992 in Maricopa County in Arizona, alleging he had violated probation. The Marshal’s Service said Irwin was on probation for a 1989 conviction for manslaughter. Authorities say Irwin changed his name,

Obituaries married and worked in the computer indusBill Beatty try. Irwin was arrested after authorities in Billy “Bill” Eulas Beatty, Phoenix passed on information about his new 83, of Spindale, died Tuesday identity. Nov. 10, 2009, at Hospice House in Forest City. More than 50 arrested A native of Rutherford GREENVILLE (AP) — Authorities say they County, he was a son of arrested more than 50 North Carolina resithe late Willie and Thelma dents as part of drug raids that netted hunEngland Beatty. dreds of arrests across the country. He was a member and forThe Drug Enforcement Administration mer deacon of Spindale First said Tuesday those arrested in October and Baptist Church, a member November were part of the Mexico-based La and former commander of Familia Michoacana drug organization. the American Legion, and Officials say La Familia is responsible for member of the Rutherford the distribution of cocaine, heroin, marijuana County Woodworkers and methamphetamine into central and east- Association. He retired from ern North Carolina. the U.S. Postal Service as the postmaster at Rutherfordton Post Office. He was also a House fire kills two children Navy veteran, having served HENDERSON (AP) — Two children aboard the USS Ault during have died in a house fire in northern North World War II. Carolina. He is survived by his wife, Multiple media outlets reported that a Dorothy “Dot” Hovis Beatty 12-year-old girl and her 1-year old brother of the home; one daughdied in the fire Monday night in Henderson. ter, Jane Beatty Johnson of The children were trapped in the bedroom Spindale; one granddaughwhere the fire started and firefighters were ter; and two great-grandchilunable to reach them. Their 16-year-old dren. brother who was looking after them was able Funeral services will be to escape and ran for help. held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Crowe’s Funeral Chapel with the Revs. Andy Evans 911 response investigated and Jim Pyatt officiating. FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — North Carolina Concluding services with police are investigating why it took more be held at Sunset Memorial than an hour to dispatch officers to the home Park with military honors of a real estate developer who killed his wife provided by the Rutherford and two teenage children and himself last County Honor Guard. The week. family will receive friends Multiple media outlets report that from 1 to 3 p.m., prior to the Fayetteville police are reviewing a 911 call service. placed from a landline phone in the home of In lieu of flowers, memori47-year-old William Maxwell while he was als may be made to Hospice killing his family. of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC In the call a female can be heard moaning, 28043. followed by a gunshot before the line goes dead. Officers were sent to the home just Online condolences www. before Maxwell’s father-in-law called from crowemortuary.com. the home to report a murder-suicide more than an hour after the first 911 call.

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n The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office responded to 139 E-911 calls Monday. n Marvin Cook reported the theft of tools. n Tyler Avant Newton reported the theft of a 25/06 single-shot rifle. n A theft was reported at Drop In Food Store No. 4, 574 U.S. 221A, Forest City. n Corwin Christopher Revis reported the theft of firearms and other items. n Dean Rondo Stacey reported the theft of vehicle parts. n S-D-O Fire Department reported the theft of money.

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n The Rutherfordton Police Department responded to 32 E-911 calls Monday. n A breaking and entering and damage to property was reported at Oakwood Village Apartments, 710 N. Washington St. n Jody Douglas Harmon reported the theft of tools. n Laverne Sue McPeters reported the theft of a catalytic converter.

Spindale

n The Spindale Police Department responded to 19 E-911 calls Monday.

Lake Lure

n The Lake Lure Police Department responded to one E-911 call Monday.

Forest City

n The Forest City Police Department responded to 59 E-911 calls Monday. n Quinton Jackson reported an armed robbery, larceny from a person and assault by pointing a gun. The incident occurred on Weathers Street in Forest City at around 3 a.m. Tuesday. n Kenneth Jobe reported a breaking and entering to a motor vehicle and larceny. The incident occurred on Lowe’s Boulevard. n Nikki Morrison reported an incident of damage to property. The incident occurred at the Tri-City Mall. n Elizabeth Cheshire reported a larceny. n An employee of Forest City Housing, on East Spruce

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Street, reported damage to property. n Ronald Merrill reported damage to property. The incident occurred on South Church Street. n An employee of Belk’s Department Store, at the TriCity Mall, reported an incident of vandalism. n An employee of Walmart, on Plaza Drive, reported a larceny and injury to property. (See arrests of Stafford and Jones.)

Arrests n Amy Curry, 21, of Campbell Springs Road, Bostic; charged with hit and run; released on a $1,000 unsecured bond. (FCPD) n Wendy Stafford, 30, of Gun Club Road, Bostic; charged with larceny; released on a $5,000 unsecured bond. (FCPD) n Brenda Jones, 57, of Gun Club Road, Bostic; charged with accessory after the fact; released on a $5,000 unsecured bond. (FCPD) n Kevin Lamar Bristol, 36, of 172 Gladys Road; charged with probation violation and assault on a female; placed under a $7,000 secured bond. (Probation) n Donald Ricky Campbell, 26, of 2690 Harris Henrietta Road; charged with break or enter a motor vehicle, breaking and/or entering, felony attempt to break and enter building, misdemeanor larceny and injury to personal property; placed under a $52,000 secured bond. (RCSD) n Brandy Michelle Humphries, 27, of 329 Bradley Road; charged with driving while impaired and drive left of center; released on a $2,000 unsecured bond. (RCSD) n David Wayne Johnson, 46, of 250 Tryon Road, Rutherfordton; charged with communicating threats; released on a written promise to appear. (RPD)

Citations n Jennifer Murray, 23, of Harmon Street, Forest City; cited for second-degree trespassing; released on a written promise to appear. (FCPD) n Jennifer Chastang, 47, of 812 Hollis Road, Ellenboro;

cited for consuming an alcoholic beverage in the passenger area of a motor vehicle. (RPD) n Michael A. Purdy, 50, of 18 Caravel Court, Atlantic City, N.J.; cited for possession of schedule II controlled substance. (RPD)

EMS/Rescue n The Rutherford County EMS responded to 32 E-911 calls Monday. n The Volunteer Life Saving and Rescue, Hickory Nut Gorge EMS and Rutherford County Rescue responded to no E-911 calls Monday.

Fire Calls n Bills Creek firefighters responded to a reported structure fire, assisted by Chimney Rock, Fairfield and Lake Lure firefighters. It turned out to be a controlled burn. n Ellenboro firefighters responded to a power line fire. n Forest City firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident. n Rutherfordton firefighters responded to a vehicle fire and to a brush fire. n S-D-O firefighters responded to a residential fire alarm, to a motor vehicle accident and to a field fire.

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Reesie Luttrell Timmons McCOMB, Miss. (AP) — Former FBI agent Reesie Luttrell Timmons, who worked in McComb during Mississippi’s turbulent civil rights era, has died. He was 83. Timmons was a World War II veteran. He became a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent in 1950, serving in New York City before he was transferred to McComb in 1964, the same year hundreds of college students converged on the state to help black people register to vote. Robert Enke FRANKFURT (AP) — A goalkeeper expected to play for Germany at the World Cup died after being hit by a train in what police suspect is a suicide. He was 32. Robert Enke played for the German club Hannover. Team president Martin

Claude Edward Robinson Claude Edward Robinson, age 59, of Rutherfordton, NC, died Sunday, November 8, 2009, at Hospice House of Rutherford County in Forest City, NC. He was the son of the late Claud Robinson and the late Marie Robinson. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Rutherfordton and a graduate of Western Carolina University. Ed was a certified public accountant and operated his accounting business for a number of years in Rutherfordton. He was a member of AICPA and the NCACPA. He is survived by his wife, Pam “Penny” Watson Robinson; one daughter, Penny Ann and husband, Kurt Parker, of Rutherfordton; one son, Eddie Robinson of Midvale, UT; one sister, Ruby Sheehan of Marion; two grandchildren, Jeffrey and Hannah Parker. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at McMahan's Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at First Baptist Church of Rutherfordton at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009 with the Rev. Dean Baughn officiating. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City NC 28043 or First Baptist Church, PO Box 839, Rutherfordton NC 28139. McMahan’s Funeral Home & Cremation Services in charge of arrangements. Guest register at: www.mcmahansfuneralhome.com Paid obit.

Kind confirmed his death, and police later released a statement saying a man had been fatally struck by a train Tuesday night. The statement said the “first police indications are that it was a suicide.” “You expect many things, but not something like that,” Kind said. The train crossing was not far from Enke’s Hannover home. His car was found near the scene, unlocked, with his wallet on the seat. The two train drivers reported seeing a man on the tracks and applied the brakes while traveling at about 100 mph but could not stop in time, police said. Hundreds of fans lit candles and placed flowers outside the Hannover stadium on Tuesday night. Enke had been diagnosed with a bacterial stomach ailment and missed nine weeks before returning 11 days ago and playing two Bundesliga games. Mattie Cummings WASHINGTON (AP) — Mattie Cummings, the mother of D.C. Council member and former mayor Marion Barry has died at a nursing home in Memphis, Tenn. She was 92. Cummings was born in 1917 in Mississippi and was a sharecropper before moving with her children to Memphis in the 1940s. When Barry rose to political prominence, she was by his side. Her support was steadfast even at Barry’s worst moments when he was forced out of office in 1991 after being convicted of drug possession. She was by his side again as Barry was re-elected mayor in 1994. Peter Storer SARATOGA, Wyo. (AP) — Radio, television and cable industry leader and prominent philanthropist Peter Francis Storer has died. He was 81. Peter Storer was chief executive officer of Storer Communications, the nation’s fourth-largest multiple system cable operator with stock valued at $2 billion at the time of its sale in 1986.

Billy “Bill” Eulas Beatty Mr. Billy “Bill” Eulas Beatty, age 83, of Spindale, NC, passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at Hospice House of Forest City. Bill was the son of the late Willie and Thelma England Beatty, a native of Rutherford County, a member and former Deacon of Spindale First Baptist Church, an avid outdoorsman, member and former commander of the American Legion, member of the Rutherford County Woodworkers Association, retired from the U.S. Postal Service as Postmaster Rutherfordton Post Office and was a U.S. Navy veteran serving on board the U.S.S. Ault during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy “Dot” Hovis Beatty of the home; one daughter, Jane Beatty Johnson and husband, James of Spindale; one granddaughter, Jamie Johnson Atti of Wake Forest and two great grandchildren, Jared and Olivia Atti both of Wake Forest. Funeral services will be held 3 PM Thursday, November 12, 2009 at Crowe’s Funeral Chapel with Rev. Andy Evans and Rev. Jim Pyatt officiating. Concluding services will be held at Sunset Memorial Park with military honors provided by the Rutherford County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 1-3 PM prior to the service. In lieu of flowers donations are requested to Hospice of Rutherford County PO Box 336, Forest City NC 28043. Online condolences may be made at: www.crowemortuary.com Paid obit.

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Calendar/Local

Meetings/other Community Engagement Team meeting: Thursday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m., Spencer Baptist Church, Spindale; guest speaker, Rev. Coleman of Hopper’s Chapel in Shelby.

Marine Vietnam War veteran Marvin Wilson was among those honored by the Marine Corps JROTC Tuesday during a special Veterans Day event. Wilson served in Vietnam from 1968-1972 and lives in Forest City. The JROTC conducted the sword ceremony to honor individually more than 50 veterans who attended the special services.

Hope Group kick off: Hope Group of Rutherford County (Helping Others Parent the Exceptional) will meet Thursday, Nov. 19, at Bubba’s Fun Park, at 6 p.m. For families of children with special needs. Admission is free. For further details contact Julie at 828288-1900. CHS Boosters: Chase High Athletic Boosters will meet Monday, Dec. 7, at Mud Bones in Rutherfordton. Dutch treat. Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

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Low-cost rabies clinic: Saturday, Nov. 14, noon to 1 p.m.; Thunder Road Animal Hospital; $9 cash, one-year rabies; $10 cash, threeyear rabies; other discounted vaccines available; call 286-0033. Food drive: Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Chase High School; drop boxes will be in the school lobby from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for canned goods and other non-perishable foods; items may also be dropped that night from 6:30 to 8 during the awards banquet. Fiddler’s Convention: 18th Annual Fiddler’s & Bluegrass Convention; Saturday, Nov. 21, 6:30 p.m.; at Ellenboro Elementary School; barbecue supper starts at 4 p.m.; adults $8, ages 6-12, $4, under 5 free; no electric instruments; to enter call 453-7457 or 453-0342. Free community dinner: Thursday, Nov. 26, (Thanksgiving Day) from 9 a.m. until noon; Thomas Jefferson Classical Grammar School, 421 Hardin Rd., Forest City; free hot meal, canned goods and clothing for anyone in need; for more information call (864) 461-7178.

Fundraisers Luncheon fundraiser: Nov. 13 and 14, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day at Pearidge Community Center; hamburgers, hot dogs and barbecue; take outs available; sponsored by the Pearidge Ruritan Club women; call 286-2743 to place an order; proceeds for clubhouse upkeep and community service projects. Bingo: Saturday, Nov. 14, 5 p.m., at the old Gilkey School; hot dogs, fries and drinks will be sold; sponsored by Rutherford County Traffic Control; proceeds for needed equipment. Benefit supper: Saturday, Nov. 14, 4 to 7 p.m., at Fellowship Holiness Church, Deviney Street, Spindale; turkey/dressing, ham, vegetable side dishes, homemade desserts; eat in or take out; adults $5; ages 7-12, $3; under 7 free; all proceeds will go toward burial expenses for Jennifer Bailey; any funds left will go to a trust fund for her daughter. Fish fry: Saturday, Nov. 14, 4:30 to 8 p.m.; Concord Community Clubhouse; adults $10; ages 6-12, $5; under 6 free; includes dessert and drink; all take outs $9. “A Touch of Christmas” bazaar: Saturday, Nov. 14, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at First Wesleyan Church; sponsored by the Wesleyan Women; country store, gift mixes, baked and canned goods; wreaths, handpainted gifts, gift baskets, ornaments, designer bags, pillows, wallhangings, snowmen, Santas, place mats and gifts.

Religion Fall revival: Nov. 15-18, Smith Grove Baptist Church; guest evangelist, Rev. Frank Walker; Sunday services 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; MTW, 7 nightly. 50th Anniversary revival: Nov. 16-22, Full Gospel Revival Church, 4799 Hwy. 64/74A, Rutherfordton; Monday - Saturday, 7 nightly; Sunday service 10 a.m., guest minister, Evangelist David Tolbert from Milton, Fla.; special music by The Lamberts at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

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is actually named because of the noise of the B52 bombers in the Vietnam war. The function of the group is to publicize POW-MIA issues, to educate the public that many American prisoners of war were left behind after all previous wars and to help correct the past and to protect future veterans from being left behind should they become prisoners of war-missing in action. The group is committed to helping American veterans from all wars, Nanney said. Nanney concluded reading, “They Did Their Share” by Joanna Fuchs:

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increase the cost. Right now, health care is around 17 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. There are things in this bill that can curb the cost, but we’ve got to take a much deeper look at how we’re delivering health care to drive that down.” McHenry pointed to the Republican sponsored bill. “There are many common-sense health care reforms that are strongly supported by the American people and health care professionals,” McHenry said. “Unfortunately, this legislation fails to reform lawsuit abuse, insurance companies are not forced to compete across state lines, and small businesses are prevented from pooling their resources to purchase affordable coverage for their employees. “The Republican health care plan does all of these things. According to the Democrat-led Congressional Budget Office, the Republican plan reduces premiums, reduces the deficit and expands the number of insured Americans,” he said. “That’s the bill I voted for.” Shuler said he voted against the bill, along with other outspoken Democrats like Dennis Kucinich of Ohio’s 10th district, because it didn’t do enough to curb the cost of delivering health care and let insurance companies go with lax regulations on fees. “The health insurance companies just arbitrarily can increase people’s rates time and time again with truly

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“Some of them were drafted; Some were volunteers; For some it was just yesterday; For some it’s been many years; “In the jungle or the desert, On land or on the sea, They did whatever was assigned To produce a victory. “Some came back; some didn’t. They defended us everywhere. Some saw combat; some rode a desk; All of them did their share.

Unfortunately, this legislation fails to reform lawsuit abuse, insurance companies are not forced to compete across state lines, and small businesses are prevented from pooling their resources to purchase affordable coverage for their employees. — Rep. Patrick McHenry R-N.C.

no oversight,” Shuler said. “They can do it every single year to people’s premiums. My suggestion has always been we need to look at the delivery system we have. We do deliver quality care on the inpatient side, but not on the outpatient side. There are some things in this bill that are prevention oriented, but it doesn’t incentivise people to live healthier.” Shuler said people would respond more to rewards for living healthy lives, especially rewards from government programs. “A perfect example — for $4,500 on the Cash for Clunkers, most people went $30,000 deeper in debt,” Shuler said. “We need to incentivise people to live a healthier lifestyle, by lowering their health care cost when they quit smoking and when their blood pressure drops.” McHenry said he understood why Shuler and others voted against party lines. “It is easy to understand why so many centrist Democrats voted against this radical plan,” McHenry

“No matter what the duty, For low pay and little glory, These soldiers gave up normal lives, For duties mundane and gory. “Let every veteran be honored; Don’t let politics get in the way. Without them, freedom would have died; What they did, we can’t repay. “We owe so much to them, Who kept us safe from terror, So when we see a uniform, Let’s say “thank you” to every wearer.” Conact Gordon via e-mail at jgordon@thedigitalcourier.com.

explained. “Hundreds of millions of Americans will be forced out of their current healthcare plan, Medicare cuts will mean fewer benefits for seniors, bureaucrats will have the authority to restrict health care services, taxpayers will fund benefits for illegal immigrants, federal and state taxes will increase, and the cost of health care premiums will rise. The remedy is worse than the disease.” Shuler said he wanted to see a government plan that would include allowing insurance companies to sell policies across state lines to help lower costs. And that he had not felt pressure from party leadership on his vote, but had spoken with them. “There are so many people that get frustrated that I didn’t vote for this,” Shuler said. “But President Obama said the bill needed to be under $900 billion. This bill was not. That is a significant amount of money to be able to deliver a health care system.” But Shuler said he still thought reform was necessary although he stopped short of endorsing the current Senate bill. “The Senate bill gives the insurance companies way too much freedom,” Shuler said. McHenry said he hadn’t given up on the reform. “I maintain that we can insure the uninsured, which the Democrats’ bill actually fails to do, without degrading the quality and increasing the cost of health care for everyone else,” he concluded. Contact Baughman via e-mail at sbaughman@thedigitalcourier.com.

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“Thank You, Davidson” Owls sign two from Canisius FOREST CITY — The Forest City Owls have announced the signings of two players from Canisius College. Brian Burton will return to Forest City in 2010 and will be joined by his college teammate Steve McQuail. The signings mark the third consecutive season in which the Owls will feature players from Canisius. Brian Burton is a junior adolescent education and history major from Kitchener, Ontario. The 6-2, 215-pound infielder will see action for the Owls at first base and as a designated hitter. For the Owls last season, Burton appeared in 39 games, starting 36, and hit .276 with five home runs, nine doubles, and 39 RBI. Burton hit .353 with four RBI and one home run in the Owls’ five games in the Petitt Cup Playoffs. He started every game of the playoffs at first base. For Canisius in 2009 he hit .290 with six home runs and 27 RBI in 145 at bats. “We are very happy to have Brian back for the 2010 campaign,” said Owls general manager James Wolfe. “He was an integral part to our championship run last year and we will look to him to be one of the leaders both on the field and in the clubhouse in 2010.” Joining Burton is sophomore infielder Steve McQuail. McQuail is originally from Wantagh, Long Island and is majoring in physical and health education. Last season at Canisius, McQuail started 45 games for the Griffins and saw action in five others. He batted .314 with 10 home runs, 14 doubles, and 45 RBI. McQuail played for the Front Royal Cardinals of the Valley League last summer where he finished third on the team in batting average. McQuail hit .309 with 16 home runs, 14 doubles, and 42 RBI. McQuail lead the league in home runs and total bases, and was second in the league in RBI. He was successful on six of eight stolen base attempts. “We are very fortunate to sign Steve for this summer. He is an excellent player that was wanted by several top summer league teams,” commented Owls coach Matt Hayes.

New soccer league to start play in April NEW YORK (AP) — The MLS-bound Vancouver Whitecaps and five other United Soccer Leagues First Division teams have formed a new professional league that will begin playing in April. The Whitecaps are scheduled to move up to Major League Soccer in 2011. They are joined by teams from Atlanta, Carolina, Miami, Minnesota and Montreal from USL-1. A new club, St. Louis Soccer United, will be part of the seven-team league that does not yet have a name. The teams formed the new league because they were unhappy with how USL-1 is owned and structured.

On TV 7 p.m. (FSS) NHL Hockey Los Angeles Kings at Carolina Hurricanes. 7:30 p.m. (TS) NBA Basketball Atlanta Hawks at New York Knicks. 8 p.m. (ESPN) NBA Basketball Cleveland Cavaliers at Orlando Magic. 8 p.m. (ESPN2) College Football Toledo at Central Michigan. 10:30 p.m. (ESPN) NBA Basketball New Orleans Hornets at Phoenix Suns.

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Golden State Warriors’ guard Stephen Curry bows his head as he walks back to the team bench during a timeout in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, in Phoenix. Associated Press

Wildcats prepare for life after Stephen Curry By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer

DAVIDSON — Davidson coach Bob McKillop, upset with his team’s defense, halted practice and brought his players together. He then reeled off the names of the three starters from last season no longer on the roster — mentioning Stephen Curry last. “We’ve got to be perfect,” McKillop yelled, “We’ve got to be a team.” Above him was the banner proclaiming “NCAA Tournament Elite 8 2008,” the dominant symbol of a storybook three-year run that ended steps away in a conference room in April when the dynamic Curry announced he was leaving for the NBA.

With Curry taking his limitless range and smooth jump shot across the country to Golden State, a collection of players lacking experience or trying to overcome flaws must be nearly perfect to duplicate the success their superstar and buddy brought to this tiny liberal arts school. “It’s like having a Broadway show and actors are now being challenged with playing different roles,” McKillop said. “Our leading singer, our leading dancer, our leading dramatic presenter is gone.” Curry, the skinny, lightly recruited local kid with the NBA pedigree made it feel like the 1960s again for this town 20 miles north of Charlotte. Bringing Please see Curry, Page 9A

CLEMSON, S.C. — The Clemson Tigers are so close to attaining a goal they have never reached, it’s impossible for them not to notice. It’s posted in a meeting room, No. 2 on the list of team goals: win the Atlantic Division. All the 24th-ranked Tigers need are two victories against lastplace teams — starting Saturday against North Carolina State — and they will be division champions, on their way to the league title game for the first time. “They know. Everybody knows what’s at stake,” coach Dabo Swinney said Tuesday, gesturing toward the sign. “How could you not?” But if history has taught the Tigers anything, it’s not to Dabo Swinney embrace anything until it happens. Clemson has finished a game behind the champion each season since the ACC split into divisions in 2005. So the trip to Florida for the title game has become the elephant in the room nobody is talking about. “There’s no talk about Tampa. We haven’t done anything great or spectacular, but just won a few football games — put ourselves in position to do something special, said senior receiver Jacoby Ford, who has lived through some heartbreaking failures to clinch that elusive title game berth. In 2007, Clemson lost a winner-take-all game for the division title with Boston College, and in 2006, a puzzling lateseason loss to Maryland turned out to be what left the Tigers at home the first weekend in December, still yearning for program’s first ACC title since 1991. Star tailback C.J. Spiller remembers those games too. “Every year we’ve been right there to win it. Everybody is still wondering if we can get over that hump. We’ve got two games remaining to try to silence all those critics,” said Spiller, who

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Panthers slowly closing Smith’s window All athletes should know, or be aware of, the fact that for each of them there is a small window of opportunity. That window is different for each, based on ability, the sport played, and an additional huge array of variables. This Friday night, the window for many of local prep football players may get slammed shut. Their window will close if their team, be it East Rutherford or R-S Central, loses in the first round of the playoffs. For a handful of others — Oddie Murray, Nick Beaver, Tyler Hamilton and, perhaps, a half-dozen to a dozen more — they will move on and play college ball. A new window will be opened — but, it is a much smaller window than in high school where just showing up for practice at most high schools will earn you a jersey. In college, the classes become much tougher, the instructors far less willing to hand-hold, and the football coach will tolerate far less. Performance matters, winning matters. There was this kid once, named Steve Smith, who took a long, hard road to the NFL. Smith was an angry young kid and his high school career left him with few options other than Junior College. Smith took advantage of that window. He played his way into Division-I football and a starting spot with the Utah Utes. From there, Smith amazed the pro scouts that showed up at the combine in Indianapolis. Smith was drafted in the third round, and he may have been drafted higher if not for concerns

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about his volatile personality. That volatile personality has been both a blessing and a curse for Smith. It’s his extreme passion that pushed him and made him fight harder than those who were taller, stronger, or faster. It’s also what has made him punch a couple of teammates along the way. Now, Smith’s window is closing. The 30-year old wideout, who has always been on the NFL’s short-list of top receivers since his second season in the league, is running out of time to win the only thing that matters to an NFL player — a Super Bowl. Smith’s career and the history of the Carolina Panthers is so intertwined that it is really becoming impossible to seperate one from the other. While Smith has been close to becoming great, the Panthers have been close to winning it all. While Smith could put his name along side the greats, and maybe even join the Hall of Fame, someday, the Panthers are the biggest obstacle in his path. There is an irony in there, somewhere, between the club and the receiver — each needing the other, yet, each holding the other back from achieving the greatness that each

wants. The Panthers have failed Smith in two ways. First, they have yet to provide him with a truly elite quarterback, who could have exploited Smith’s talents. Secondly, the Panthers have never found a real compliment to Smith — it may have been Muhsin Muhammad, but the Panthers let him walk out of town and then were unable to replace him. Now back in Carolina, Muhammad is a shell of the wideout, who left town for the green money of Chicago. If the Panthers should lose on Sunday to Atlanta, and they just might, then the 2009 season for the Carolina Panthers is unofficially over. The Panthers will be roughly in 10th place in the NFC and it would take a near miracle to climb into a playoff spot with so few games remaining. This may mean that Coach John Fox and/or General Manager Marty Hurney are gone. If they go, you can be sure that Jake Delhomme isn’t far behind. A new regime means a new quarterback. Whoever takes the head job with Carolina will inherit a 31-year old wideout, with lots of passion, bordering on out-right violence, who’s window may just be too narrow to keep around. The sad part is that for a young kid, who fought so hard to make a career for himself in the NFL, and who fought so hard to make the Panthers winners, the one fight he may never win is the one that would make him a champion.

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North Carolina coach Roy Williams yells during the second half of North Carolina’s NCAA college basketball game against Florida International in Chapel Hill, Monday, Nov. 9, 2009. North Carolina won 88-72.

UNC is still trying to answer some questions BY BRIANA GORMAN Special to the Courier

CHAPEL HILL — The two biggest question marks facing the frontcourt-heavy North Carolina basketball team entering this season were its guard play and perimeter shooting. And heading into the second game, those questions still remain. UNC hosts N.C. Central tonight (9 p.m., ESNPU) in its final home game of the 2K Sports Classic benefitting Coaches vs. Cancer. Tonight’s game also marks NCCU’s season-opener and the debut of first-year coach LeVelle Moton. While No. 6 UNC isn’t expected to have much trouble against NCCU, which finished 4-27 in the 2008-09, the game will allow the Tar Heels’ young backcourt and perimeter to get some more experience before travelling to Madison Square Garden next week to face Ohio State and either Syracuse or Cal in the Championship Rounds of the Coaches vs. Cancer tournament. “You always have to have a complete all-around game,� UNC’s Will Graves said. “We can go inside all we want to, but they’re going to start doubleteaming and then we’re going to have open shots on the outside and we’re going to have to knock them down.� Graves got the start on the perimeter in the win over FIU on Monday and lasted longer than the 2:11 in the exhibition win over Belmont Abbey. The junior recorded six points and six rebounds in 17 minutes — the lowest amount of playing time among the starters — and finished 0-of-3 from beyond the arc. Freshmen John Henson and twins David and Travis Wear also saw time on the perimeter, but none made a 3-pointer. The Tar Heels finished 4-of-13 on 3-point attempts against FIU, and Williams said the 12 attempts in the first half were too many. “We’ve always been a team that does a great job at the free-throw line more than the other team,� Williams said. “Just because they play zone does not mean we have to take the first outside shot we look at.� As expected, Larry Drew II got his first start at point guard for the Tar Heels on Monday, and the sophomore turned in a solid performance. He dished out six assists and committed just two turnovers, while adding seven points. “When you look down there [at the stat sheet] and Larry has six assists and two turnovers and you’d like for it to be that every game,� Williams said. “You’d take that.� And when Drew needed a break, it was freshman Dexter Strickland who came in to take over at point. While Strickland struggled — he had five turnovers and one assist in 11 minutes — he showed flashes of his potential. Strickland’s lone points of the night came on his only shot of the game on a jumper at the buzzer at the end of the first half. “He didn’t have the best game, but Dexter’s potential is awesome,� Drew said.

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Sunday’s Games Arizona 41, Chicago 21 Atlanta 31, Washington 17 New England 27, Miami 17 Indianapolis 20, Houston 17 Cincinnati 17, Baltimore 7 Tampa Bay 38, Green Bay 28 Jacksonville 24, Kansas City 21 Seattle 32, Detroit 20 New Orleans 30, Carolina 20 San Diego 21, N.Y. Giants 20 Tennessee 34, San Francisco 27 Dallas 20, Philadelphia 16 Open: Buffalo, N.Y. Jets, Oakland, Minnesota, St. Louis, Cleveland Monday’s Game Pittsburgh 28, Denver 10 Thursday’s Games Chicago at San Francisco, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15 Buffalo at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Denver at Washington, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Miami, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. New Orleans at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Carolina, 1 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Dallas at Green Bay, 4:15 p.m. Philadelphia at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. Seattle at Arizona, 4:15 p.m.

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Saturday’s Games Nashville 3, Los Angeles 1 Philadelphia 2, St. Louis 1, SO N.Y. Islanders 6, Atlanta 3 Columbus 3, Carolina 2 Toronto 5, Detroit 1 Washington 7, Florida 4 Tampa Bay 3, Montreal 1 Boston 4, Buffalo 2 New Jersey 3, Ottawa 2 Minnesota 3, Dallas 2 Calgary 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 Anaheim 4, Phoenix 3 San Jose 5, Pittsburgh 0 Sunday’s Games Atlanta 3, St. Louis 2, SO Edmonton 5, Colorado 3 Monday’s Games Chicago 4, Los Angeles 1 Tuesday’s Games Boston 3, Pittsburgh 0 Minnesota 4, Toronto 2 Edmonton at Ottawa, late Calgary at Montreal, late Vancouver at St. Louis, late Nashville at San Jose, late Wednesday’s Games Edmonton at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Anaheim at New Jersey, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Washington, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Carolina, 7 p.m. Detroit at Columbus, 7 p.m. Colorado at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

Howard, Carter power Magic past Bobcats 93-81 CHARLOTTE (AP) — Dwight Howard had 15 points and 10 rebounds, Vince Carter scored 15 points in his return from a sprained ankle, and the Orlando Magic bounced back from an ugly loss to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 93-81 on Tuesday night. Two nights after losing by 28 points in Oklahoma City, the Magic built a big lead with the help of Carter, who had missed four of the past five games. Brandon Bass scored 12 of his 14 points in the first quar-

ter as Orlando tuned up for Wednesday’s home game with Cleveland, a rematch of the Eastern Conference finals. Raymond Felton had 18 points and Boris Diaw added 14 for Charlotte, which cut a 22-point first-half deficit to six early in the fourth quarter but could get no closer in its second straight loss. After Flip Murray’s driving layup cut Orlando’s lead to 81-75, Marcin Gortat had a three-point play and Matt Barnes hit a fade-

away in a 7-0 run for the Magic. Carter hit two free throws with 3 minutes left to give Orlando a 91-79 lead. Carter was just 5 of 16 from the field, but provided a boost off the bench in his surprise return. He participated some in Monday’s practice, then sat out the morning shootaround and was ruled out by coach Stan Van Gundy. But Carter said he started feeling better in the afternoon and worked out before the game.

Secondary defenders to get NCAA foul calls KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The season has just started and already a new rule designed to clarify some of the foul calls has some coaches concerned. The rule, approved by the NCAA in June, requires secondary defenders to establish position outside of the area directly below the rim to draw a charging call. Essentially, if a player is standing in an imaginary circle beneath the rim and makes contact with a shooter, it’s an automatic blocking foul — no matter if the player has position or not. North Carolina coach Roy Williams likes the idea and hopes it will curb some of the violent collisions under the basket that can lead to injuries. He said his concern is there’s nothing to define the area beneath

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward, front, celebrates his touchdown against the Denver Broncos with wide receiver Mike Wallace during the fourth quarter of the Steelers’ 28-10 victory at Invesco Field at Mile High, Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, in Denver.

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Curry this Southern Conference school success not seen since Lefty Driesell was pacing the sidelines, Curry led Davidson to a 85-20 mark in three years, including a remarkable run in 2008 that ended a missed 3-pointer shy of the Final Four and perhaps forever changed this school. “Just being on that stage and being on the map, everybody knows where Davidson is, who they are and what they’re about,” Curry said this week. “It does a lot for the program.” Only now the leading scorer in school history is gone, leaving McKillop with perhaps the biggest challenge in his 21 seasons here. Seniors Will Archambault (8.3 points), Bryant Barr (7.1) and Steve Rossiter (6.1) are Davidson’s top three returning scorers. McKillop’s son, Brendan, is expected to become the full-time point guard. A collection of freshmen, led by big man Jake Cohen, are going to have to contribute immediately. And the schedule isn’t kind. The season opener is Saturday at No. 11 Butler. “We don’t have the luxury of replacing an NBA first-round pick with another guy who has the potential to be a first-round pick in the NBA,” McKillop said. “The (Bowl Championship Series) schools do have that luxury. “You look at what Davidson has to face in terms of holding its head above water and you can look at so many other parallel midmajor programs who have fought to do the same thing. It’s not easy.” McKillop listed Xavier, Gonzaga, Butler, Southern Illinois and Creighton as schools from the lower leagues who have been able to sustain the success Davidson achieved with their baby-faced star, who’s still getting a lot of attention. “I’ve been watching him online,” Archambault said of Curry. “It’s pretty nice to see one of your friends playing on an NBA team.” Before the No. 7 overall pick began his pro career, he sent out more than 2,000 postcards to folks in the Davidson community and took out a half-page advertisement in the school newspaper. It included a threeparagraph thank you addressed to the “Davidson Family” in which he vowed to “always represent Davidson to the best of my ability” and to work

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Steelers peaking for 2nd half as AFC race heats up PITTSBURGH (AP) — At the same time the Colts and Patriots are looking ahead to their pivotal AFC game in Indianapolis on Sunday night, they might be tempted to peek over their shoulders at the Steelers. With a look of worry, too. The Super Bowl champions are gaining on them. Winners of five in a row, the Steelers are looking again like a team no one would willingly play in January. Or February. Davidson head coach Bob McKillop. The Denver Broncos might pass along this message to the Cincinnati Bengals: The Steelers aren’t much toward completing his degree. fun in November, either. “I’m hoping they’re going to follow The Steelers (6-2) appear to have me as I follow my school,” Curry said. long since moved past their last-min“Just a nice touch to keep them in the ute losses to the Bears and Bengals loop.” that occurred with star safety Troy He’d also like to see Davidson stay Polamalu injured and out. Their in the national conversation. Most of defense-driven 28-10 victory in the fans are sticking around, with a Denver on Monday night put them in school spokesman saying about 80 position to take over sole possession percent of last season’s record 4,000 of the AFC North lead if they beat season tickets have been renewed. Cincinnati (6-2) on Sunday. But many think Davidson’s run In their last two games, the Steelers is about to end. The Wildcats were have been dominant defensively and picked to finish third behind College effective offensively in defeating two of Charleston and Wofford in the teams that were unbeaten only a SoCon’s six-team South Division couple of weeks ago, the Vikings (7-1) despite going 62-4 in the league in and the Broncos (6-2). the past three years. “We pride ourselves on being a With Curry, Davidson was referred great, dominant road team,” said to often as one-man show. Without wide receiver Hines Ward, who made him, the Wildcats will need almost two touchdown catches in Denver. everybody on the roster to contribute “For us to get to where we want to to avoid a steep fall. go, we need to win on the road and It’s a tall task, but they’ll at least not just at home. I feel like us, along have one big fan in a Warriors uniwith the Colts and the Patriots, have form. established ourselves as great teams “In the future when coach goes on the road.” out recruiting he doesn’t have to go What effectively is a three-game through, ’Oh, we’re a small school swing resulting from a single afteroutside of Charlotte, we’re pretty noon also makes Sunday’s AFC competitive,’ and all that,” Curry North game vitally important to both said. “People know where Davidson the Bengals and Steelers. is and hopefully they’ll see what kind If the Steelers win, they would lead of a great school it is, what kind of a the Bengals by one game and own great coach that coach McKillop is plenty of momentum, plus a soft closand keep getting great players.” ing schedule. Should the Bengals win, they would essentially lead by AP Freelance Writer Michael Wagaman in two games because they would own Oakland, Calif., contributed to this report. the tiebreaker based on beating the

given up at least 30 points in the past six games. North Carolina Continued from Page 7A State allowed the same Boston College team has topped 300 allthat gained 54 yards purpose yards in two of and scored seven points the past three games, against Clemson in setting a school record September to score 52 each time and pushing points and gain 480 himself into Heisman yards three weeks ago. Trophy consideration. But the Tigers are That the Tigers are also aware of another here at all may be surstat. The Wolfpack are prising. They started 7-2 in November under the season 2-3, includTom O’Brien, including a loss to Maryland ing a 4-0 run last seathat remains the Terrapins only ACC win son that made them bowl eligible. North this season. Carolina State (4-5, Swinney admitted he 1-4) needs two victories chewed out just about against Clemson, No. everyone on the team 20 Virginia Tech and after that loss because North Carolina to get to he didn’t want the seathe postseason. son to slip away. “There’s a lot on the Clemson has won line for them. They are four in a row since not necessarily in the then, scoring at least conference race, but 38 points a game, a they’ve got to win for a positive trend since bowl,” Swinney said. the Wolfpack have Although Clemson

hasn’t lost since the shocker to Maryland, Swinney and his players agree the turning point might have come three weeks before in the locker room down 24-7 at No. 7 Georgia Tech. “We learned a lot in the Georgia Tech game about how the game’s not over and how great of an offense we can be, how great of a team we can be. Our defense stoned them the second half, our offense played great in the second half,” tight end Michael

Palmer said. “The game was right there in our hands.” Clemson scored 27 straight points only to fall short, allowing the Yellow Jackets to march to a winning field goal. The Tigers keep that game in the back of their minds, not only because they could get a possible rematch in the ACC title game if the Yellow Jackets beat Duke on Saturday, but also because it was proof of what this team could accomplish.

Steelers twice. Big games between the Bengals and Steelers have been rare since the 1980s, but this is clearly one of them. “Classic,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin called it on Tuesday. Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco added some, uh, flavor by posting a Twitter message that he plans on shipping gifts to some Steelers players before the game at Heinz Field. “Sending them some mustard since they’ll never ketchup when we play Sunday,” Ochocinco said in his tweet. Johnson, who thoughtfully sent deodorant to some Ravens players last week, must be hoping he runs better than he puns. While it begins with the key game against Cincinnati, the second half of the season looks much different to the Steelers than that of a season ago, when they met five playoff teams and six with winning records during their final eight games. This season, none of the Steelers’ final seven opponents currently has a winning record and only the Ravens (4-4) and Packers (4-4) are at .500. Still left on their schedule are the Chiefs (1-7), Browns (1-7), Raiders (2-6) and Dolphins (3-5). The team is different, too. Only two starters were lost after the Steelers beat Arizona in the Super Bowl, but the Steelers appear to be deeper at running back and wide receiver than they were last season. Despite the Steelers’ shift to a more pass-heavy offense, Rashard Mendenhall has twice rushed for at least 155 yards in the last five games. And rookie wide receiver Mike Wallace made four catches for 69 yards and a touchdown, Monday. Roethlisberger’s 70.6 completion percentage matches Peyton Manning’s as the NFL’s best, although Manning has more attempts. With 2,295 yards passing and a half-season to go, Roethlisberger is on pace to easily break Terry Bradshaw’s team record of 3,724 yards in 1979.

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Airport authority still debating fuel, operation By SCOTT BAUGHMAN Daily Courier Staff Writer

RUTHERFORDTON — It may be a few more months before any Fixed Base Operator transition occurs at Marchman Field and Airport Authority members are looking at the possibility of installing some self-serve fuel technology themselves after their November meeting Tuesday night. The authority members have been investigating several different technologies for self-service fuel to be installed at the facility. “I’m still working to find an affordable way to do that project,” board member Mike Price said. “I’m not at all happy with the quotes that we got, but I am now focusing on QT Technologies out of Boulder, Colo. That system was designed for aviation fuel from the ground up. Fuelmaster is the opposite, in that they are primarily a fleet fuel vendor. I have only one quote on QT at the moment that was too high and I’m working on getting another quote.” Authority chairman Alan Guffey suggested the staff investigate installing the equipment themselves. “In Avery County, I have learned that they took it upon themselves to do a self-installation and it turned out well,” Guffey explained. Price felt some parts of the job were okay for county staff, but others needed specialists. “You certainly want certified technicians running the fuel lines, but forming and pouring a little concrete pad that is four by four feet, running a CAT5 cable and a phone line out

to it, and several other parts can be done by our airport staff, no problem,” Price said. In other business, the board voted to pre-approve John Jenkins as the lowest bidder for their western hangar expansion project for the leveling portion. The project will only proceed — and the bid only paid — if the airport qualifies for grant funding for the project. The board also voted to approve $1,080 to fill in an abandoned mine shaft on the property. Finally, board members learned that the airport would now be governed by storm water regulations set up by the N.C. Department of the Environment and Natural Resources. “Basically, up to now, small airports such as ourselves have been exempt from any storm water regulations that any industrial and commercial properties are fulfilling,” Guffey said. “But now, we will fall under those regulations. That burdens us with a lot of paperwork. We have to do a study of our airport and identify all the outflows and where they end up and what their impacts may be. “We will also have to identify any in-flows, and we are required to do some water testing on a yearly basis. We are required to enlist businesses that are on this airport and give training to them for hazardous storage — storage of oil and gasoline and things of that nature. It is a long process and I have an application that must be in by Dec. 1. ” Contact Baughman via e-mail at sbaughman@thedigitalcourier.com.

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Crews from Forest City were getting an early start on Christmas decorations downtown Monday. With tree lights already being tested for functionality, town workers also started setting up stand-ups for the area around the fountain.

LAKE LURE — Recycling will be the name of the game here once town staff gets their new center up and running, Lake Lure commissioners learned at their November meeting Tuesday night. The town also approved a vacation rental fee and voted on a contract for private firm James and James Environment Management to take over operations at the town’s waste water treatment plant. The board approved the agreement with James and James for $70,856 a year to operate the waste water treatment plant. The agreement, which will go into effect when current plant supervisor William Grimes retires at the end of this year, will save the town about $33,973 a year. But the discussion also included some concerns from Commissioner Bill Beason about the arrangement allowing Commissioner Wayne Hyatt to sell some treatment chemicals to the town’s waste water treatment plant. “I take exception to the fact that there is a hint of wrongdoing here,” Hyatt said. “Anything I’ve done here is above board and available for review for anyone, including the town attorney.” Beason responded, “I’m not trying to accuse you of anything Wayne, I just don’t think that any elected official should be selling anything to this town when they vote on it.” Commissioner Russ Pitts cautioned the board about making policy on the fly and asked Town Manager Chris Braund to review the policy with Town Attorney Chris Callahan to review the policy of allowing Hyatt to sell chemicals to the plant. Board members voted to approve a $250 flat fee for vacation rentals. “These fees are to pay the cost of legal review for future amendments on the ordinance,” said Community Development Director Shannon Baldwin. The meeting opened with a public hearing on changes to the town’s subdivision regulations. “The proposed amendment addresses the amount of the financial guarantee from developers,” Baldwin said. “We spelled out it may not exceed $500,000 for any single phase of the subdivision and the council was also given authority to break up any subdivision into phases to meet that requirement. Also, no bonds should have a security rating of anything less than A-, and the bond amount must be set at 1.75 percent of the project cost now.” Former developer Gary McCall spoke during the public hearing and said, “I’ve seen projects double up, and so getting the right engineering and the right cost is critical. I would urge that you put more concentration

on that, than just coming up with a number. The good developers don’t do the bonds. They build the projects, they have the customers come see the lots and walk the lines before they sell the lots. The ones that need some cash flow are the ones who come with bond requests. I urge you to be extremely cautious before you come up with the project costs.” The town’s recycling center will be upgraded soon. “Effective Oct. 1, it became illegal to discard plastic bottles or aluminum cans into household garbage or landfills,” said Braund. “The town maintains a slightly functioning recycling center behind the arcade. But we are going to rework it, and rename it the Hickory Nut Gorge recycling center. We will be open to any residents or businesses in the gorge and Chimney Rock Village has agreed to share in some of the cost. There will be two types of dumpsters used. One for cardboard and paper and one for everything else. There will be very little pre-sorting required. In working with our solid waste partners they’ve been able to get us at very reasonable prices. Once we get this center up and running in its improved manner, then we’re going to start an educational and marketing campaign to businesses and residents to take advantage of this. It is the first step in what could lead to a curb side recycling program.” In relation to the recycling plan, the town is also preparing to phase out the large trash collection dumpsters near the public works building. The containers are posted to be used by only town residents, but are constantly overflowing at certain points in the week according to Braund. The dumpers will be removed slowly so residents can make other plans. Hydro-electric power continues to be a viable generation scheme for the town, and recent rainfall has made the power output better, Braund reported. But some mechanical issues on the larger of the two generators mean the dam could have an even higher output, once repairs have been completed. Commissioner Russ Pitts and his wife Lynn donated equipment including a computer and camera to facilitate the live streaming of the town’s public meetings via the Internet. “Anyone with a computer anywhere in the world will be able to watch our meetings,” Pitts said. Finally, the board also voted to eliminate health benefits for town commissioners with the stipulation that those using will be grandfathered into the program until the end of their current terms. The vote was three in favor and zero against with Wayne Hyatt abstaining. Contact Baughman via e-mail at sbaughman@thedigitalcourier.com.

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Senate Dems target Fed powers WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Tuesday proposed stripping the Federal Reserve of its supervisory powers and creating instead three new federal agencies to police banks, protect consumers and dismantle failing institutions. The 1,136-page bill, released by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd, would represent a significant shift in power in federal oversight of the U.S. market. The Fed has been a dominant figure in managing the economy, although many lawmakers blame the central bank for not doing enough to prevent last year’s crisis. “We saw over the last number of years when (the Fed) took on consumer protection responsibilities and the regulation of bank holding companies, it was an abysmal failure,” said Dodd, a Connecticut Democrat. Dodd’s proposal prompted cheers from consumer advocates and other Democrats, including Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., an influential moderate who said swift action was necessary to prevent future government bailouts of big banks. “Never again should the American taxpayers have to hear about ’too big to fail,’ where the American taxpayer has to pick up the slack,” Warner said. But the financial industry quickly pushed back. The bill “would produce conflicts among regulators, undermine the state-chartered banking system and impose extensive new regulatory burdens on those banks that had nothing to do with creating the financial cri-

sis,” said Edward Yingling, president of the American Bankers Association. While Republicans were expected to oppose much of the bill, Sen. Bob Corker, a Tennessee Republican on Dodd’s committee, issued a statement setting an optimistic tone. “I’m more hopeful than I was a few weeks ago that we will be able to come up with a bipartisan bill,” said Corker, who has worked closely with Warner on banking issues. Among the top points of contention is Dodd’s desire to create a Consumer Financial Protection Agency to protect consumers taking out home loans or using credit cards against predatory lending and surprise interest rate hikes. Republicans and industry officials say that creating another bureaucracy will make it harder for banks to do business and would limit the availability of credit. Other provisions in Dodd’s bill would: n Consolidate federal supervision of banks under a “Financial Institutions Regulatory Administration.” n Abolish the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Office of Thrift Supervision, and strip the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Fed of their bank supervision duties. n Create an “Agency for Financial Stability” that would enforce new rules and dismantle complex financial firms if they threaten the broader economy. n Regulate privately traded

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NEW YORK (AP) — Caution returned to the stock market Tuesday as investors decided to slow an advance that has lifted the Dow Jones industrial average 475 points in five days. Stocks mostly fell in light trading, though the Dow tacked on 20 points to close at a new high for the year. The modest advance came a day after the Dow shot up 200 points for the second time in three days. Broader indexes slipped as the market again took its direction from the dollar. Stocks drove higher Monday as the dollar weakened and slipped Tuesday as the currency rose. “People are reaching for a little less risk today after we’ve had such a run,” said Bill Stone, chief investment strategist at PNC Wealth Management. Record-low interest rates in the U.S. and the resulting slide in the dollar have been major forces behind the surge in stocks in recent months. A weaker dollar allows investors to borrow money cheaply, while low interest rates also encourage them to hold any assets other than low-yielding cash, such as stocks, commodities and bonds. The falling dollar has enabled many investors to look past some of the economy’s persistent trouble spots, including unemployment. The jobless rate rose to 10.2 percent in October, the highest level in 26 years. A number of market watchers still believe this recent surge in stocks has been overdone given the weakness that remains in the economy, such as the large amounts of souring loans on banks’ balance sheets. Still, some analysts said the ability of major stock indexes to hold their recent gains is a welcome sign. Ryan Detrick, senior technical strategist at Schaeffer’s Investment Research, said it’s a good sign that the market isn’t as volatile as last month, when big advances were followed by big drops. He sees a day of modest movess as a healthful sign of a market consolidating its moves. “That fact that we’re now sustaining some of the gains is encouraging,” he said. “We expect that we’ll continue to stair-step higher to the end of the year.” The Dow rose 20.03, or 0.2 percent, to 10,246.97, its highest close since Oct. 3, 2008. The Dow traded up to 10,260.80, a 12-month high. The fiveday gain is the Dow’s first since September and has pushed the index up 4.9 percent. The broader Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 0.07, or less than 0.1 percent, to 1,093.01, after six days of gains. The Nasdaq composite index fell 2.98, or 0.1 percent, to 2,151.08. Three stocks fell for every two that rose on the New York Stock Exchange, where volume came to 1.1 billion shares, compared with 1.2 billion Monday. Bond prices mostly rose, sending yields down, after an auction of 10-year notes drew decent demand. The 10-year yield fell to 3.48 percent from 3.49 percent late Monday. The bond market is closed Wednesday for Veteran’s Day though the stock market will be open. Crude oil fell 38 cents to settle at $79.05 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, while gold rose.

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D.C. sniper executed in Virginia

JARRATT, Va. (AP) — John Allen Muhammad, the mastermind of the sniper attacks that terrorized the nation’s capital region for three weeks in October 2002, was executed Tuesday. Muhammad died by injection at 9:11 p.m. at Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt, prison spokesman Larry Traylor said. He said Muhammad had no final statement and that Traylor didn’t hear him utter any words during the execution. Muhammad was executed for killing Dean Harold Meyers, who was shot in the head at a Manassas gas station during a spree that left 10 dead across Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. “We extend our condolences not only to the families and loved ones of the victims, but also to the family and loved ones of John Allen Muhammad,” said J. Wyndal Gordon, one of

Muhammad’s attorneys. “It’s just a tragic situation all around.” Earlier, Gordon had described Muhammad as fearless and insisted he was innocent. “He is absolutely unafraid and he will die with dignity — dignity to the point of defiance,” Gordon said. The shootings terrorized the region, as victim after victim was shot down while doing everyday chores: going shopping, pumping gas, mowing the lawn. One child was shot while walking into his middle school. People stayed indoors. Those who did go outside weaved as they walked or bobbed their heads to make themselves a less easy target. The reign of terror ended on Oct. 24, 2002, when police captured Muhammad and his teenage accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, as they slept at a Maryland rest stop in a car they had outfitted for a shooter to perch in its trunk without being detected.

Muhammad and Malvo also were suspected of fatal shootings in other states, including Louisiana, Alabama and Arizona. Malvo was sentenced to life in prison. The U.S. Supreme Court turned down Muhammad’s final appeal Monday and Gov. Timothy M. Kaine denied clemency Tuesday. Cheryll Witz was one of several victims’ family members who traveled to Virginia to watch the execution. Malvo confessed that he shot her father, Jerry Taylor, on a Tucson, Ariz., golf course in March 2002 at Muhammad’s direction. “He basically watched my dad breathe his last breath,” she said. “Why shouldn’t I watch his last breath?” Muhammad met with family members in the hours before his execution, but did not have a spiritual adviser, Traylor said.

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Blame game hits Fort Hood case WASHINGTON (AP) — Finger-pointing erupted between federal agencies Tuesday over Fort Hood shooting suspect Nidal Hasan. Government officials said a Defense Department terrorism investigator looked into Hasan’s contacts with a radical imam months ago, but a military official denied prior knowledge of the Army psychiatrist’s contacts with any Muslim extremists. The two government officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case on the record, said the Washington-based joint terrorism task force overseen by the FBI was notified of communications between Hasan and a radical imam overseas, and the information was turned over to a Defense Criminal Investigative Service employee assigned to the task force. The communications were gathered by investigators beginning in December 2008 and continuing into early this year.

Gunman upset over GI treatment PINE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A 42-year-old father of an Army veteran upset by the treatment of U.S. military personnel sneaked a disassembled shotgun into a middle school just after classes began Tuesday, put it together in a bathroom, then held the principal hostage for more than two hours before surrendering without firing a shot, police said. At 7:45 a.m., minutes after the bell signaled a start to the school day at Stissing Mountain Middle School, Christopher Craft Sr. loaded a single round into the shotgun, walked into the main office and confronted Principal Robert Hess, police said. Students were herded into the cafeteria’s kitchen or huddled under desks.

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Many thanks to military men, women

Oh, say can you see? When I was a little girl, I remember looking through my Dad’s military pictures. Digging through a small box of black and white prints and trying to understand what he was doing in that unfamiliar place. I was Bill Childers around 5 or 6 years old (a Daddy’s girl) and there was one photograph that really struck a nerve with me. It was a very young version of my Dad with a little South Korean girl. I recall going to my Mom and demanding to know who the little girl was and what she was doing with Daddy? It makes me chuckle to think about it now, but, then, I meant business. I even went back to Mom later and asked if she was my sister, to which Mama firmly replied, “No. She is not your sister.” As an adult, I look at that picture in an entirely different light. My childish jealousy quickly turned into pride and admiration. The photo was taken around 1953-54 when my Dad was 19 or 20 years old. By society’s standards a mere boy, by military standards a soldier. The little girl in the picture was seen wandering very close to the perimeter near Osan South Korea (K-site). She was intercepted and taken to safety where the 5th Air Force Command, 839th Combat Engineers and USAF 18th Fighter Bomber Wing, were set up. They didn’t know where she came from, how she got there, if her family had been killed or what. Naturally, they didn’t know her name, so, for the brief time she was with them, they called her skosh (meaning little bit). After a few days she was safely moved to an orphanage. All of our veterans deserve to be thanked and honored (every day, but especially on Veterans Day) by all of us who are so fortunate to call ourselves Americans. Veterans, more than anyone, understand the price of freedom and many have paid the ultimate price, defending and protecting our country. Today is the day to remember all of the many brave men and women in the armed forces who have served and are still serving. From the enlisted personnel to the commissioned officers. Privates, ensigns, seamen recruits and airmen. On foreign soil, in Washington, D.C., from Cherry Point to Lackland Air Force Base... I salute them all. “O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!” Byers is the Courier lifestyles editor. Contact her via e-mail at abyer@thedigitalcourier.com.

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World War II veterans Clyde Tomblin, Jack Flack and Marion Amos stand at the World War II Memorial established in their honor. The veterans traveled to Washington, DC with Honor Air to visit the memorial and other war monuments. For the veterans, the WWII Memorial was their favorite and was a heart-warming experience.

An honorable experience Veterans take . flight to Washington

By JEAN GORDON Daily Courier Staff Writer

FOREST CITY — “We old soldiers had a wonderful time. It is something to see,” World War II veteran Clyde Tomblin said, describing the trip he and two other Rutherford County World War II veterans made with Honor Air to Washington, D.C., on Oct. 31. Tomblin and Jack Flack, both of Spindale, and Marion Amos of Union Mills, traveled to Washington with other veterans from Henderson County where they spent the day touring the World War II Memorial and other war monuments and memorials. Billy Vaughn, pastor of the Spencer Baptist Church, and Gene Hardin, representing the Rotary Foundation, also traveled with the group as guardians. “If any World War II veteran gets an opportunity to go, I would advise them to go,” Tomblin said. “It was cloudy, but it didn’t rain,” he said. Tomblin said when they returned to the Asheville Regional Airport after the lengthy day, he was pleasantly surprised to see numerous family members gathered to greet the veterans, including his wife Janet and their daughter, Jennifer. Earlier in the day, the veterans received an official send off from 11th District Congressman Health Shuler at Asheville Regional. Tomblin served in the Army in the Philippines for 19 months with the 96th and 86th divisions. Flack and Amos echoed Tomblin’s

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World War II veterans Jack Flack, Clyde Tomblin and Marion Amos at the Pearl Harbor monument with an inscription by Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt. “Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy... no matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people, in their righteous might, will win through to absolute victory.”

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World War II veterans Jack Flack and Clyde Tomblin, Congressman Health Shuler and the Rev. Billy Vaughn, who was a guardian for the group.

comments about the memorial. The World War II Memorial was the favorite of all three veterans. “But It was all very, very good. I would recommend it to anyone. I’ve never been there before, only went through there,” Flack said. “I am so grateful to Rotary and Honor Air for letting me go.” Flack served in the Army with the 2nd Armored Division, spending four years and 10 months in the military. “It was a very good trip and I enjoyed it a lot,” Flack said of the trip Saturday. Marion Amos, who had a career with the Navy said the trip was “a little rough when you get as old as I am and the rest of the guys, but it was wonderful.”

“When you are standing in front of all those stars (World War II Memorial) and you realize just how many died, it really gets to you,” Amos said. “It is really heart warming.” Amos retired from the Navy in 1966 after serving in World War II and the Korean War. He was injured while serving in the Korean War when a typhoon hit a tanker where he was. He spent three months in the hospital in 1957 and six and 1/2 months in the hospital in 1959, still recuperating from the injuries. He sustained spine and left arm injuries. Amos joined World War II right out of high school. “When you went in then, you had to take an exam and I made a big score on it, so I got on to school in Little Rock, Ark. for additional training.” He was in Panama and also did a tour around South America and recalled the beauty of the Andes Mountains. Amos said he had not seen any of the war memorials before he traveled with Honor Air two weeks ago. The last time he was in Washington, none of the memorials had not been constructed. Amos had planned to travel with Honor Air earlier this year, but his wife passed away the day of the trip. “I’m so glad I got to go,” he said. Another World War II veteran, Vollie Dalton, had planned to go on the trip but was hospitalized just before the trip. Dalton served in the Navy where he held several jobs. Dalton said as a young man, he thought about joining the military. “Every time I passed by the post office I would see a poster of Uncle Sam that said, ‘I need you’ and I took him at his word,” Dalton said. He spent six years in the Navy after completing boot camp in Norfolk, Va. He was also on the U.S.S. North Carolina as it was being commissioned. When he went to the South Pacific, his little daughter was six months old. “When I got back she was 3,” he said. Please see Flight, Page 2B

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East Rutherford FFA competes at State Fair Bostic, NC- Principal Tony Smith announced that 8 East Rutherford FFA students competed in the North Carolina State Fair Turkey show on October 17. The event was held on the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC. Students were provided a turkey 20 weeks ago and had the task of raising the turkey for show at the State Fair. Turkeys were

judged based on weight, appearance, and meat formation. More than 130 students from across North Carolina competed in the event. Students that competed were Josh Dodson, Corey Church, Shannon Suttle, Ashley Downey4th place, Hunter Parker, Ethan Parker, Katie Lowder, and Jeff Burgess.

nization with middle school, high school and collegiate chapters, is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young people by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. In North Carolina, more than 16,500 youth participate in more than 200 FFA chapters across the state.

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In 2006, the first trip to Washington to visit the World War II Memorial was made Continued from Page 1B possible by the Cardinal Foundation, established by the late Phillip Dalton had looked Robbins. forward to going to After his untimely Washington and if there death, his wife, Joan, is another trip, he hopes wanted to keep his to go. dream alive that all All four veterans World War II veterans expressed their gratihave an opportunity to tude to The Rotary visit the memorial built Foundation for their in their honor. Trips are sponsorship of the trips. now sponsored through

her work with Rotary Foundation. Trip coordinator Gene Hardin believes there are three or four World War II veterans in Rutherford County who have not had an opportunity to make the trip. Another trip could be planned if there are enough veterans able to travel. Contact Gordon via e-mail at jgordon@thedigitalcourier.com.

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Front Row: Kevin Bailey (Advisor), Hunter Parker, Ashley Downy, Katie Lowder, Ethan Parker. Back Row: Jeff Burgess, Shannon Suttle, Josh Dodson, Corey Church, Cindy Stewart (Advisor)

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Husband demands more of wife Dear Abby: I am a 38-year-old business woman. I was single for many years until I met and fell in love with “Rory,” who had been a long-time client. We were married a year ago. Rory and I love each other, but we have a problem — or, should I say, I have one. Rory has a penile implant and an insatiable sex drive. I can’t keep up with him. He demands sex every night and sometimes a couple of times during the week at lunchtime. I don’t know what to do because above all I don’t want to hurt my husband’s feelings. Have you any advice for me? — Too much Dear Too Much: Yes, you and your husband appear to have a communication problem, and the solution is to schedule some sessions with a marriage counselor. You are not the “one” with the problem. When a couple suffers from sexual problems, it’s a problem shared by both parties. I don’t know how long Rory had erectile difficulties before he got his implant, but it appears he’s using the device as a toy and doesn’t understand the enjoyment must be mutual. And if it isn’t mutual, you have the right to “just say no.” Dear Abby: My son is being married soon. It will be his first marriage and his fiancee’s second. Would it be proper to have a wed-

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ding shower for our side of the family? My daughter would host it. Also, do we invite the bride’s mother even if it’s a party for our side of the family? — Mother-in-law-to-be Dear Mother-in-law-to-be: A bridal shower for your future daughter-in-law inviting your side of the family would be a warm, welcoming gesture. However, it should not be hosted by an immediate family member of the bride-to-be or her fiance — which eliminates your daughter. The reason for the restriction preventing close relatives from hosting the event is anyone who attends a shower is obligated to bring a gift. Therefore, a party sponsored by a near relative is a virtual demand for gifts by someone too close to the couple for it to be in good taste. As to whether or not to include the bride’s mother, although bridesmaids and mothers of the engaged couple are usually included, it isn’t carved in stone that they must be. Example: If the party is given by the couple’s contemporaries for members of their generation, the mothers would not necessarily be included.

Post-concussion syndrome must heal Dear Dr. Gott: My 57-year-old husband was assaulted in May and suffered a concussion. The back of his head hit the pavement hard, and he was punched a number of times in the forehead. He is still experiencing dizziness (like the room is spinning) and blurry vision. The doctor told him that he has post-concussion syndrome and says it may go away in a few months or it make take a year or more. He said there is a small chance that it will never go away. My husband is extremely distressed by this condition, so we both would appreciate any information you can give. Is there anything that can be done to hasten his healing process? Is there anything that will make it worse that he should avoid? Dear Reader: Post-concussion syndrome (PCS) is a complex condition characterized by symptoms that last for several weeks or months following the initial injury. A concussion is a brain injury, usu-

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ally caused by hitting the head. Many are associated with loss of consciousness and amnesia. Other symptoms include confusion, headache, dizziness, irritability, loss of concentration, tinnitus, insomnia, fatigue, sensitivity to light and noise, depression, slurred speech and nausea or vomiting. Some people may not experience symptoms for several hours or even days following the injury. Symptoms generally develop within seven to 10 days following the trauma and resolve within three months. PCS is diagnosed when the patient continues to experience some symptoms longer than normal and other causes have been ruled out.

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If you’re dissatisfied with current circumstances, you could make some important changes. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Getting involved in something another is mishandling might not be the answer. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — It’s not unusual to do something on a hunch. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Keep friends separate from your commercial dealings. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Your thinking is nimble, allowing you to outsmart yourself. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Being a curious person, you like to figure things out to the nth degree. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — One of the things you detest the most is when someone makes a judgment call purely on emotions. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Don’t be stubborn about holding firm to your ideas. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — You may fulfill your ambitions, but you might have to ask yourself whether it is worth the cost. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — To fulfill your expectations, you’ll need to be industrious and enterprising. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — More frustrations than usual are possible with regard to your work. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Optimism brings positive energy that can serve you well, especially when things are going wrong. Don’t ignore reality, but keep that upbeat attitude working all day long. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — You and your mate must be in full accord before spending any hardearned money on a frivolous activity.

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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 405 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Larry Y. Najor and Hyassant Najor (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Larry Y. Najor) to PRLAP, INC., Trustee(s), dated the 29th day of September, 2005, and recorded in Book 863, Page 215, in Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door at 229 North Main St in the City of Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, North Carolina at 1:30 PM on November 17, 2009 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Rutherford, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 239 as shown on survey by R.L. Greene, PLS entitled "Greyrock Subdivision Phase 2A as recorded in Plat Book 26 at Page 114, said plat being one of a series of plats recorded in Plat Book 26, Page 114 through 118 of the Rutherford County, NC Registry, reference to said recorded plats being made for a more particular description of said Lot 239. Together with improvements located thereon; Said property being located at: Lot 239 Glen Ridge Trail, Lake Lure, North Carolina Together with and Subject to all easements, restrictions and rights of ways of record and a non-exclusive appurtenant easement for ingress, egress and regress is conveyed over and upon all private subdivision roads for Greyrock at Lake Lure as shown on the above-described plats and the plats for Phase 1A as shown on plats recorded in Plat Book 25, at Pages 188 through 192; Plats for Phase 1B as shown on plats recorded in Plat Book 25 at Pages 205 through 208 and to the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Greyrock as recorded in Book 858, at Page 122 of the Rutherford County, NC Registry and also being recorded in Book 3827, Page 764 of the Buncombe County, North Carolina Registry. Being a portion of that property conveyed to LR Buffalo Creek, LLC by deeds recorded in Deed Book 855, at Page 816 of the Rutherford County, NC Registry and as recorded in Deed Book 3793, at Page 665 of the Buncombe County, NC Registry. Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §45-21.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS." Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold.

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Physician Assistant or Family Nurse Practitioner Growing Outpatient Family Practice Office is currently seeking an experienced Family Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant. Great hours and competitive salary and benefit package. If interested please send resume to Human Resources 5425 Canterbury Rd., Shelby, NC 28152 or fax resume to 704-484-3260

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704-806-6686 Work Wanted Leaf removal, under brushing, yard work Call Richard Ammons 288-1228

Help Wanted Experienced buffet style cook needed. Apply in person at Spindale Restaurant 411 West Main Street Judys Childcare has PT position for person with good supervisory and communication skills Office experience desirable. 245-5308 Part time choir director at Walls Baptist Church. Send resumes to 822 Walls Church Rd., Bostic, NC 28018

THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY.

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Having qualified as Executor of the estate of REBECCA ANN HEWITT DOGGETT of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said REBECCA ANN HEWITT DOGGETT to present them to the undersigned on or before the 28th day of January 2010 or the same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment. This is the 28th day of October, 2009. Steven Harold Hewitt, Executor 542 Rollins Road Forest City, NC 28043

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The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, WEDNESDAY, November 11, 2009 — 5B NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 404 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Catherine Aspell and John K. Aspell (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Catherine Aspell) to PRLAP, INC., Trustee(s), dated the 12th day of January, 2007, and recorded in Book 937, Page 307, in Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door at 229 North Main St in the City of Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, North Carolina at 1:30 PM on November 17, 2009 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the Township of Morgan, in the County of Rutherford, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: All that certain lot or parcel of land situated in Morgan Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows: Being Lot Number 165, of Queen's Gap, Phase I, as described more fully in Plat recorded in Plat Book 27, Pages 280-292, (the "Plat"), Rutherford County Registry, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more full and accurate description. Together with improvements located thereon; Said property being located at: Lot 165 Craigen Drive, Rutherfordton, North Carolina Subject to Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions for Queen's Gap as recorded in Book 917, Page 402-442, Rutherford County Register of Deeds, and recorded in Book 891, Page 624-664, McDowell County Register of Deeds, and any amendments and supplements thereto. Subject to all matters shown on subdivision plat of Queen's Gap, Phase I, as recorded in Plat Book 27, Pages 280-292, Rutherford County Register of Deeds, and Plat Book 13, Pages 60-72, McDowell County Register of Deeds, hereinafter referred to as "the Plat". Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §45-21.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS." Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws.

NORTH CAROLINA RUTHERFORD COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE BEFORE THE CLERK 09 SP 379 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY KENRICK BHOLA AND WIFE, AZEEZEE SORAYA BHOLA DATED August 4, 2006 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 911, PAGE 631, RUTHERFORD COUNTY REGISTRY, TO BB&T COLLATERAL SERVICE CORP, TRUSTEE. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in that certain deed of trust executed by KENRICK BHOLA AND WIFE, AZEEZEE SORAYA BHOLA dated August 4, 2006 to BB&T COLLATERAL SERVICE CORPORATION, Trustee for BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, recorded in Book 911, Page 631, RUTHERFORD County Registry; default having been made in payment of the indebtedness thereby secured; and the necessary findings to permit foreclosure having been made by the Clerk of Superior Court of RUTHERFORD County, North Carolina; the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the property conveyed in said deed of trust, the same lying and being in the County of RUTHERFORD and State of North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows: Situate lying and being in Gilkey Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina and being all of the 1.56 acre tract shown as Lot #181 on plat entitled “Clearwater Creek Phase 8,” Sheet One of Three, as shown on plat of record in Plat Book 27 at Page 67, Rutherford County Registry. Being a portion of that property conveyed in Deed from SFG Dragonfly, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company to Mtn. Creek Land Co., Inc., a North Carolina Corporation by deed dated November 15, 2004 and of record in Deed Book 860, at Page 146, Rutherford County Registry. Subject to all notes shown on plat hereinabove referred to and further subject to any restrictions or rights of way of record and subject further to all provisions and restrictions of record as set forth in Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions of Clearwater Creek dated May 4, 2005 and of record in Deed Book 872, at Page 309, Rutherford County Registry and any additional supplemental declarations pertaining thereto. Being the same and identical property which was conveyed by Mtn. Creek Land Co., Inc., a North Carolina corporation to Kekrick Bhola and wife, Azeezee Soraya Bhola by deed dated August 4, 2006 and of record in Deed Book 910, at Page 284, Rutherford County Registry. PROPERTY ADDRESS/LOCATION: Lot 181 Phase 8 Clearwater Creek Subdivision, North Dakota Dr. Rutherfordton NC 28139 DATE OF SALE: November 19, 2009 TIME OF SALE: 10:30 A.M. LOCATION OF SALE: RUTHERFORD County Courthouse RECORD OWNER(S): Kenrick Bhola and Azeezee Soraya Bhola TERMS OF THE SALE:

A cash deposit or cashier’s check (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This 27th day of October, 2009. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE BY: Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 1015401

(1) This sale will be made subject to: (a) all prior liens, encumbrances, easements, right-of-ways, restrictive covenants or other restrictions of record affecting the property; (b) property taxes and assessments for the year in which the sale occurs, as well as any prior years; (c) federal tax liens with respect to which proper notice was not given to the Internal Revenue Service; and (d) federal tax liens to which proper notice was given to the Internal Revenue Service and to which the right of redemption applies. (2) The property is being sold "as is". Neither the beneficiary of the deed of trust, nor the undersigned Substitute Trustee, makes any warranties or representations concerning the property, including but not limited to, the physical or environmental condition of the property. Further, the undersigned Substitute Trustee makes no title warranties with respect to the title to the property. (3) The highest bidder will be responsible for the payment of revenue stamps payable to the Registerof Deeds and any final court and/or auditing fees payable to the Clerk of Superior Court which are assessed on the high bid resulting from this foreclosure sale. (4) At the time of the sale, the highest bidder will be required to make a cash deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid, or $750.00, whichever is greater, with the remaining balance of the bid amount to be paid on the day following the expiration of the applicable ten (10) day upset bid period. (5) Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. (6) An order for possession of the property being sold may be issued pursuant to N.C.G.S. §45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession, by the Clerk of Superior Court of the county in which the property is sold. This the 21st day of October, 2009. SMITH DEBNAM NARRON DRAKE SAINTSING & MYERS, L.L.P. _______________________________________ Jeff D. Rogers, Substitute Trustee P. O. Box 26268 Raleigh, NC 27611-6268 (919) 250-2000 KMA 97391969

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6B — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, WEDNESDAY, November 11, 2009 NORTH CAROLINA, RUTHERFORD COUNTY

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 292 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 371

Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Salma Arefi to PRLAP, Inc., Trustee(s), dated October 06, 2006, and recorded in Book 922, Page 89, Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustees will offer for sale at the Courthouse Door in Rutherford County, North Carolina, at 1:45PM on November 18, 2009, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property, to wit: Lying in Chimney Rock Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina: Being all of Lot 124, Phase 1B, as shown on subdivision plat for GreyRock at Lake Lure Subdivision recorded in Plat Book 25, at Page 206, said plat being one of a series of plats recorded in Plat Book 25, Pages 205 through 208, all of the Rutherford County, NC Registry, reference to said plats being made for a more particular description of said lot. Together with and subject to all easements, restrictions and rights of way of record and a non-exclusive appurtenant easement for ingress, egress and regress is conveyed over and upon all private subdivision roads for GreyRock at Lake Lure as shown on the above described plats and to the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for GreyRock at Lake Lure as recorded in Book 858, at Page 122 of the Rutherford County, NC Registry and also recorded in Book 3827, Page 764 of the Buncombe County, NC Registry (hereinafter " Declarations"). Together with and subject to easements for the installation, repair and maintenance of a community water system as set forth in the declarations, said water system to consist of a shared system of wells and water line to be installed upon the lots. Each lot is conveyed together with appurtenant easements for all shared water line and wells marking up the water system as the same may or will be installed in the reserved easement areas as set forth on all recorded plats and described in the declarations. Also being the same property as described in a deed recorded in Book 899 at Page 461 of the aforesaid registry. Said property is commonly known as: Lot 124 Grey Rock, Lake Lure, NC 28746 Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105-228.30, in the amount of One Dollar ($1.00) per each Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or fractional part thereof, and the Clerk of Courts fee, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7A-308, in the amount of Forty-five Cents (45) per each One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or fractional part thereof or Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), whichever is greater. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale and must be tendered in the form of certified funds. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts will be immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance AS IS WHERE IS. There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, and encumbrances of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Ronald Berg, Individually and as Trustee of the 124B Greyrock Trust. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, that tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. ___________________________________ Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. Substitute Trustee 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 Our File No.: 158.0928573NC / LMS Publication Dates: 11/4/09 & 11/11/09 NORTH CAROLINA RUTHERFORD COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE BEFORE THE CLERK 09 SP 380 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY EVERETT C. RIBAKOVE AND WIFE, BAIBA P. RIBAKOVE DATED October 18, 2006 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 925, PAGE 506, RUTHERFORD COUNTY REGISTRY, TO BB&T COLLATERAL SERVICE CORP, TRUSTEE. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in that certain deed of trust executed by EVERETT C. RIBAKOVE AND WIFE, BAIBA P. RIBAKOVE dated October 18, 2006 to BB&T COLLATERAL SERVICE CORPORATION, Trustee for BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, recorded in Book 925, Page 506, RUTHERFORD County Registry; default having been made in payment of the indebtedness thereby secured; and the necessary findings to permit foreclosure having been made by the Clerk of Superior Court of RUTHERFORD County, North Carolina; the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the property conveyed in said deed of trust, the same lying and being in the County of RUTHERFORD and State of North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows: Lying and being in Chimney Rock Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being Lot 8 of the Stonecrest Subdivision as shown on plat recorded in Plat Book 26, Page 243, Rutherford County Registry, reference to which is hereby made for a more complete and accurate description. PROPERTY ADDRESS/LOCATION: Lot 8 Legand Dr. Stonecrest Subdivision Lake Lure NC 28746 DATE OF SALE: November 19, 2009 TIME OF SALE: 10:30 A.M. LOCATION OF SALE: RUTHERFORD County Courthouse RECORD OWNER(S): Everett C. Ribakove and Baiba P. Ribakove TERMS OF THE SALE: (1) This sale will be made subject to: (a) all prior liens, encumbrances, easements, right-of-ways, restrictive covenants or other restrictions of record affecting the property; (b) property taxes and assessments for the year in which the sale occurs, as well as any prior years; (c) federal tax liens with respect to which proper notice was not given to the Internal Revenue Service; and (d) federal tax liens to which proper notice was given to the Internal Revenue Service and to which the right of redemption applies. (2) The property is being sold "as is". Neither the beneficiary of the deed of trust, nor the undersigned Substitute Trustee, makes any warranties or representations concerning the property, including but not limited to, the physical or environmental condition of the property. Further, the undersigned Substitute Trustee makes no title warranties with respect to the title to the property. (3) The highest bidder will be responsible for the payment of revenue stamps payable to the Registerof Deeds and any final court and/or auditing fees payable to the Clerk of Superior Court which are assessed on the high bid resulting from this foreclosure sale. (4) At the time of the sale, the highest bidder will be required to make a cash deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid, or $750.00, whichever is greater, with the remaining balance of the bid amount to be paid on the day following the expiration of the applicable ten (10) day upset bid period. (5) Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. (6) An order for possession of the property being sold may be issued pursuant to N.C.G.S. §45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession, by the Clerk of Superior Court of the county in which the property is sold. This the 21st day of October, 2009. SMITH DEBNAM NARRON DRAKE SAINTSING & MYERS, L.L.P. _______________________________________ Jeff D. Rogers, Substitute Trustee P. O. Box 26268 Raleigh, NC 27611-6268 (919) 250-2000 KMA 97391881

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Kristen D. Williams and David Williams (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Kristen D. Williams and J. David Williams aka David Williams) to McGuire, Wood & Bissette, P.A., Trustee(s), dated the 8th day of December, 2005, and recorded in Book 875, Page 422, in Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door at 229 North Main St in the City of Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, North Carolina at 1:30 PM on November 17, 2009 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Rutherford, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 352 as shown on survey by R.L. Greene PLS entitle: Greyrock Subdivison Phase 2B as recorded in Plat Book 26 at Page 122, said plat being one of a series of plats recorded in Plat Book 26, Page 119 through 123 of the Rutherford County, NC Registry, reference to said recorded plats being made for a more particular description of said Lot 352. Together with improvements located thereon; Said property being located at: Lot 352, Phase 2B, Greyrock, Lake Lure, North Carolina Together with and Subject to all easements, restrictions and rights of ways of record and a non-exclusive appurtenant easement for ingress, egress and regress is over and upon all private subdivision roads for GreyRock at Lake Lure as shown on the above-described plats and the plats for Phase 1A as shown on plats recorded in Plat Book 25, at Pages 188 through 192: Plats for Phase 1B as shown on plats recorded in Plat Book 25, at Pages 205 through 208 and Plats for Phase 2A as shown on plats recorded in Plat Book 26, at Pages 114 through 118 and to the covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for GreyRock as recorded in Book 858, at Page 122 of the Rutherford County, NC Registry and also being recorded in Book 3827, Page 764 of the Buncombe County, NC Registry. BEING a portion of that property to LR Buffalo Creek, LLC by deeds recorded in Deed Book 855, at Page 816 of the Rutherford County, NC Registry and as recorded in Deed Book 3793, at Page 665 of the Buncombe County, NC Registry. Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §45-21.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS." Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This 27th day of October, 2009. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE BY: Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 1013855

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