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Vets guarding flag in park — Page 3A Sports Back to the field Three county teams are back in action tonight with two programs in town and one on road

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Friday, October 22, 2010, Forest City, N.C.

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It’s the season for those scary movies

Comedian Jon Reep the “Hemi guy.” preformed his “Metro Jethro” show to an audience of around 500 Thursday at The Foundation At Isothermal Community College in Spindale. Born and reared in Hickory, and a graduate of NC State University, Reep was the winner of “Last Comic Standing” in the fifth season. Reep kept the audience in stitches with his energy-filled performance of non-stop characters and witty humor. Reep was part of the Foundations Comedy Club Series sponsored by City Table Catering.

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FOREST CITY — Onehundred-fifty students from ReACH High School this morning are exchanging laptops and school work for yard tools and window washing paraphernalia. The students are working at Hospice of Rutherford County, spreading mulch and washing windows, for a few hours. Others will be helping at Youth Empowerment in Spindale. They are participating, a day early, in the 20th anniversary of Make a Difference Day. The national day of community service is actually Saturday, but in Rutherford County the Week of Caring has been ongoing this week. For many volunteers, the week of caring will extend further into the month. Regardless of the day, the concept is the same. Volunteers are reaching out across the county to make a difference in the lives of senior citizens, nonprofit groups and Please see Difference, Page 6A

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RUTHERFORDTON — Incumbent Sheriff Jack Conner, a Democrat, is seeking re-election to a second four-year term in a race against Republican challenger Chris Francis, a lieutenant with the Lake Lure Police Department. A key point of the Francis campaign is that he says he wants to lead the Sheriff’s Office into the 21st century. Conner said recently the department is already there. “The Rutherford County Sheriff’s

Office has entered the 21st century with more technology than was in place in 2006,” he said. “We have gone from three computers in our patrol vehicles to 31 (mobile data terminals) computers.” Francis said more could be accomplished. “Crime-fighting technology must be used to its fullest potential. Merely owning the equipment is not enough. Officers must be adequately trained, and clear policies must be in place to ensure the technology is Please see Sheriff, Page 2A

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Traffic is flowing at the new Oakland Road/Piney Ridge Road intersection at Poors Ford Road in Spindale. The state Department of Transportation will officially open the new road with an official ceremony Nov. 5 at 1:30 p.m.

Spindale road realignment completed By JEAN GORDON Daily Courier Staff Writer

SPINDALE — Jimmy Caulfield calls it the “The Super Highway.” He’s referring to Oakland Road, where the Department of Transportation has just completed a project.

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decrease due the work. But now that the job is completed, the business people are praising the DOT for its work. “It is incredible now,” Caulfield said. “Today the traffic is flowing like crazy; it is beautiful.” However, during the past two or three months, Caulfield said, when the DOT workers were having to use the “slow” and “stop” signs for the motorists, “it was bumper to bumper half way to Tuscany’s.

No one could get in here and we had people canceling their orders, stuck in traffic.” “We saw our numbers dropping week after week,” he said. Jack Lutz, owner of Lutz Petroleum, said the project did affect the business at times. “But it was something that had to be done. Somebody was going to get killed out there.” Please see Road, Page 6A

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used correctly. “Mobile data terminals are in-car computers that provide essential real-time information to deputies on the road,” he said. “Each deputy should be trained to utilize this computer for more than just report writing. It can be used for GPS to locate calls for service for quicker response, GIS to show criminal activity patterns in areas, RMS — the Sheriff’s Department in-house computer system, which includes photos, identifying marks, and address information of potential suspects, NC-AWARE — a new statewide warrant check system to eventually include all counties in North Carolina, and DMV information, including driver’s license and vehicle registration information.” He also called for using the Automated Fingerprint Identification System machine, which runs a nationwide check for wanted fugitives and illegal immigrants. “This technology has been available but not utilized during the last three-and-half years,” Francis said. He also noted, “Currently there are only four in-car cameras in deputy patrol cars. In time, this number should grow. These cameras preserve evidence to assist in the prosecution of criminals and maintain deputy integrity at its highest. This

I’ve learned that being sheriff and getting your whole heart involved makes this job become more than a full-time job,” he said. “I enjoy helping people. I feel the Sheriff’s Office has improved 100 percent in the last four years. I continue to expect improvement ... . — Sheriff Jack Conner My education at Appalachian State University and training in community-oriented policing enables me to understand the root causes of criminal behavior and equips me with strategies for recognizing and preventing crime. — Chris Francis tool would be a wiser investment than some of the items that have been purchased in the last four years.” The candidates talked about the most efficient use of manpower to make the county as safe as possible. “We have become more efficient by adding one officer per shift,” Conner said. “By extending the detectives’ workweek, we have increased coverage and lessened overtime hours. “The civil officer’s schedule has been extended as well. By doing this, we have increased civil service by 80 percent. We have become more effective at a lower cost.” The incumbent also talked about other efforts to make the county safer. “We have added one deputy sheriff per shift on the road,” he said. “We now have a four-man Interdiction Team. Our detectives

and civil officers work seven days a week instead of five, putting more men and women on the street. “The more visible we are helps in the reduction of crime. By using the manpower that we have in an intelligent manner, we have made Rutherford County more secure.” Francis talked about steps he would take to increase efficiency and effectiveness in the Sheriff’s Office. “Administrators and investigators should be driving more fuelefficient vehicles like Chevrolet Impalas and Ford Fusions instead of large sport utility vehicles,” he said. “The initial cost of these vehicles would be much less, and they are certainly more fuel efficient for the types of duties these deputies perform.” Francis also talked about another step that he said would add to departmental effi-

ciency. “One of the biggest victim complaints I have heard is that investigators are not assigned their cases until up to three days after they have been reported. This is due to a scheduling change made by the current administration upon taking office. Based on my investigator experience, I believe this is a most inefficient way to solve cases. Cases should be assigned to investigators who are working within 24 hours of when the report is taken.” Also, he said, “Deputies should work in the areas they live in. This strengthens the community policing model and allows them to use their mobile data terminals to check on warrants and submit reports. Reducing the need to go to the office in Rutherfordton ultimately keeps deputies in their patrol areas. As a result, the public is safer with reduced

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me with strategies for recognizing and preventing crime. I am a professional leader who can interact with prospective business owners desiring to bring their companies to Rutherford County.” Francis also noted areas he would concentrate on if elected. “I want to take a more proactive stance on fighting drugs in Rutherford County,” he said. “Currently, the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office utilizes one canine, and I would like to see this increase. I have seen first-hand the benefits of a good canine program in drug seizure in my experience with other agencies. This is another example of wise investment of taxpayer dollars in a crime-fighting tool. “I want to attack the growing problem of prescription drug abuse by deterring ‘doctor shopping’ and prescription fraud. This will be done by partnering with doctors’ offices and pharmacists to proactively seek out violators.” Francis also said he would make changes in procedures within the Sheriff’s Office if elected. “First, I will establish a fair hiring procedure that rates the applicant on a point system to include thorough background checks, unbiased oral board interviews, and qualifications such as education and experience,” he said. “Second, I will establish a field-training officer program to allow each new deputy to be trained by a qualified mentor. This program will be monitored by a supervisor, and the trainee will be evaluated before being released from probationary status to work independently. “I will promote educated, experienced and ethical deputies using a fair, well-established promotional procedure, which will include oral boards and written exams.” Contact Dale via e-mail at ldale@thedigitalcourier. com

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Conner said his work experience over the past four years gives him guidance for the future. “I’ve learned that being sheriff and getting your whole heart involved makes this job become more than a full-time job,” he said. “I enjoy helping people. I feel the Sheriff’s Office has improved 100 percent in the last four years. I continue to expect improvement in the future. “We will continue to focus on drugs, prescription drugs, and overdose deaths. These are major concerns of mine. We will also continue focusing on larcenies and breaking and entering. However, due to the economic times, I feel that we are in for a harder battle.” Francis cited the qualities he can bring to the job. “The sheriff is partially responsible for the quality of life in our county and has an impact on tourism, property values, and economic growth,” he said. “My strong communication skills enable me to partner with community leaders, departments and agencies in our county to coordinate efforts to work toward our common goal of a safer county. My positive involvement with many organizations has developed a good working relationship that can continue to be built upon. “My education at Appalachian State University and training in community-oriented policing enables me to understand the root causes of criminal behavior and equips

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RUTHERFORDTON — Foothills Conservancy and Tim and Nell Bovender are hosting an event at the Bovender farm in Gilkey Saturday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to noon. Visitors will have the opportunity to take rides around the scenic farm with the Bovenders and the conservancy staff. Visitors can learn how the Bovenders worked with the conservancy to permanently protect the farm with an agricultural conservation agreement. If planning to attend, call 828-437-9930 or email info@foothillsconservancy.org.

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PITTSBORO (AP) — Gov. Beverly Perdue said Thursday she’ll restrict new rules issued by North Carolina state agencies to carry out state or federal laws, a move she said will prevent bureaucracy from trumping common sense. In a news conference at a Chatham County elementary school, Perdue tried to push her administration’s theme of “setting government straight” by ordering Cabinet-level agencies to avoid creating new regulations unless they’re absolutely necessary or protect the health and safety of citizens. The Democratic governor also said her administration would embark on an annual review of current regulations and initiated a Web page to accept comment on rules. Her executive order taps into a common thread heard from chamber of commerce luncheons to the stands of high school football games — government regulates too much or the wrong way. “If you hate it and it doesn’t work in your mind, let us review it and if there’s no purpose, we’ll get rid of it or we’ll fix it,” Perdue said behind Perry Harrison Elementary School in Pittsboro. “This is a chance to have your voice heard and to help us bring to North Carolina commonsense together.” Perdue used the school’s playground equipment as a backdrop because state childcare regulations previously prevented children enrolled in after-school care programs statewide from using playground equipment at the schools because they had different standards. The General Assembly changed that in 2009. Cabinet agencies also pointed out two rules that Perdue said are in the process of being reworked. One rule in place could bar wind turbines or wind farms from being installed in navigable waters off the North Carolina coast because of a ban on water dependent structures. Plans also are under way to reduce the amount of bonding money general contractors for state projects must put up to land a state construction project. The bonding levels are higher in North Carolina compared to other states, she said, but that makes no sense when small businesses are struggling to survive. Ivan Urlab, executive director of the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association, said North Carolina has the greatest potential for harnessing wind energy on the East Coast and could potentially create 10,000 related jobs over the next decade. The rule change, he said, is “an early step toward realizing this wonderful opportunity that’s before us in North Carolina.” While she can’t force Council of State members and their departments, as well as community colleges and the University of North Carolina system to follow her executive order, she requested that they follow her lead.

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Wife: Jill Bradley Francis; Sons: Coleman (10) & Caden (7) Pleasant Hill Baptist Church; Deacon, Sunday School Teacher EDUCATED Chase High: ‘92 Isothermal Community College: (A.A.) ‘94 Appalachian State University: Criminal Justice (B.S.) ‘96

Supporters of the Christian flag, including the motorcycle group, Rolling Thunder Chapter 6, spend time at the site of their round the clock vigil at Veterans Memorial in Central Park in King. Associated Press

Vets guarding flag at Memorial KING (AP) — The Christian flag is everywhere in the small city of King: flying in front of barbecue joints and hair salons, stuck to the bumpers of trucks, hanging in windows and emblazoned on T-shirts. The relatively obscure emblem has become omnipresent because of one place it can’t appear: flying above a war memorial in a public park. The city council decided last month to remove the flag from above the monument in Central Park after a resident complained, and after city leaders got letters from the American Civil Liberties Union and Americans United for the Separation of Church and State urging them to remove it. That decision incensed veterans groups, churches and others in King, a city of about 6,000 people 15 miles north of Winston-Salem. Ray Martini,

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63, an Air Force veteran who served in Vietnam, launched a round-the-clock vigil to guard a replica Christian flag hanging on a wooden pole in front of the war memorial. Since Sept. 22, the vigil has been bolstered by home-cooked food delivered by supporters, sleeping bags and blankets donated by a West Virginia man and offers of support from New York to Louisiana. “This monument stands as hallowed ground,” said Martini. “It kills me when I think people want to essentially desecrate it.” The protesters are concerned not only about the flag, which was one of 11 flying above the memorial when it was dedicated six years ago, but about a metal sculpture nearby depicting a soldier kneeling before a cross. “I won’t let it fall,” Martini said. “I have already told the city, before you can take it

down, I’ll tie myself to it and you can cut me down first.” The identity of the resident who complained about the flag, a veteran of the Afghanistan war, has not been made public. But the state chapter of the ACLU has no problem with the vigil. “We were concerned when the city was sponsoring the Christian flag, but we don’t have any concern with veterans groups displaying the flag,” legal director Katy Parker said. “We think it’s great the city is offering citizens a chance to express their opinions.” The protesters, though, aren’t satisfied with the vigil. They’re planning an Oct. 23 rally in support of their ultimate goal, which is for the city to restore the Christian flag to the permanent metal pole on the memorial.

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he nation’s economic malaise is going to pose some major problems for the people who win in the upcoming elections. They and the voters are going to find out quickly how well they can handle pressure. Some of the toughest problems are going to face local and state governments where budget shortfalls are going to be more difficult to address now. Despite what many think, state and local governments have reduced and shifted spending to deal with the fiscal issues they have faced. The easy moves have already been made. The possibilities that remain are not going to include a whole lot of pleasant choices. The idea that any of the suggestions being bandied about for spurring economic growth will take effect soon enough to make a significant difference is wishful thinking. The simple fact is that local and state government coffers are going to be short until people are back at work. How we manage between now and the time we get our economy going solidly again is going to reveal much about the character of our communities and our priorities. The pain of the next round of budget cutting at the state and local level is going to be widespread and is going to affect everything from education to social services to trash pick-up and to law enforcement. Those people charged with delivering services are going to have to do more with less money. They are going to have to be creative and they are going to have to be committed to succeed. We do not envy those elected officials who will have to make these choices nor those who are going to have to keep things working in these challenging circumstances. Their task is daunting.

Our readers’ views Urges election of conservatives ticket To the editor: Our votes in this election will determine the direction in which our county and state will move. I believe we must vote for candidates who favor smaller government, less regulation and reduced taxes — actions that will benefit and encourage the success of businesses locally and at the state level. Personalities must not enter into our voting decisions — the candidates’ stands and principles must be the determining factors. If we want smaller government and more conservative management of our county monies then we must vote for Bill Eckler, Julius Owens and Bo Richard. In the State House race, Mike Hager is the candidate. I have watched all the candidates for County Commission at various forums. I personally like Gail Strickland and am acquainted with Rob Bole, but I also believe that because they have worked for Rutherford County government for many years they bring a “government mentality” toward spending that I am not comfortable with. Rutherford County can move forward with far less spending of tax dollars. This is one of the most important elections of our lives. We need to do all we can to see that excessive spending is curtailed. They will not wastefully spend it on costly and unrealistic pipe dream real estate projects such

as the Daniel Road disaster. Jamie Lou Padgett Rutherfordton

Supports Chris Francis for county sheriff To the editor: As a college student and mother, I want to live in a community that is not only safe for my children, but their children as well. I have met the current Sheriff and also have met Chris Francis, to me, the choice is clear. Francis not only is a Christian Conservative, who is pro-life, but an actual active police officer, and not retired from anything. Francis is not a politician. He is an active trainer with ICC and possesses the current skills needed to run a large department and lead by example. It is time for our county to move forward and lead by example instead of being 10 years behind. Companies might actually want to relocate to Rutherford County due to the low crime rate and great public safety. Please cast your vote for Chris Francis. Amanda Hunter Rutherfordton

Adds to comments on high-speed Internet To the editor: Bob Howard, you’ve made my Saturday! I really appreciate your letter about mythical broadband internet in the rural areas of the county, and I really

hope to be accused of “piling on” after I write this letter. I sure am proud to live in an “NC Certified E-Community.” Yes, so much easy talk, but no action. I will reiterate for this forum some of the highlights as they relate to me: DSL available at the other end of my road but not at my house. Cable internet allegedly in my area by January 2006 and not here yet. Constantly looking for and trying out new broadband solutions, at my expense and frustration. It is frustrating to think that many folks have their choice of DSL or cable internet while many of us can have neither. Presumably the companies that deliver these products are making money, so how about giving back a little by making yourselves available to the country addresses? Having spent many years in the cable TV industry, I am aware that cable was first brought to rural areas who had no other good access to TV channels. Fast forward to the present, approximately 60 years later, and you can see that the driving factor is not service but money. Bill Coxe Ellenboro

Election letters Letters concerning the upcoming election should be submitted by Oct. 22. The newspaper usually receives a heavy volume of letters and in order to try to get as many published as possible, the earlier deadlines are necessary.

Homegrown movie theater has more charm Going to the movies is more than just an outing at our house. It’s almost like a ritual. Last year, when Carmike Cinemas in Forest City announced they were closing, I was heartbroken. It’s true, I go see movies in Spartanburg, S.C., Greenville, S.C. or —if I must) Cleveland County, but there’s nothing like bopping over to the theater that is just 15 minutes from my house. What would I do now when I decided to surprise my beautiful bride with a quick jaunt to Hollywood land? That’s when I learned that Michael Packett and his crew over at Dino’s Pizza were getting into the movie business. At his own personal expense, Packett and his wife and hard-working employees not only took over the old Carmike building, but they spent months cleaning it — because, yes, you would sometimes stick to the floors there at Carmike — and getting it redone well enough to make it a presentable, modern theater. And

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having attended the place for a special preview night, I can tell you it was spectacularly done with a great Retro Cinema theme. I was quite relieved when they opened. In modern society, having a movie theater in your town is almost a prerequisite for many of the businesses that might want to move here. Where else would their employees get to watch first-run movies? Meda and I have seen many pictures there and we’ve always had a good time. And as I said, we’re something of movie buffs. I’m one of those guys that can launch into a recitation of something like Pulp Fiction or The Princess Bride at a moment’s notice. Horror movies during Halloween season are a part of some people’s celebration annually, and who doesn’t take the family to see Christmas

movies? When Meda and I pick a film to go see, we always plan out the logistics of who is getting off work the earliest to make sure we have time to meet at home or pick the other one up so we can do dinner and then a film. Or sometimes we skip the dinner part and eat at home. There have been days when we’ve been so pressed for time — thank you county commissioners meetings, heh heh — that we make a meal off of food from the snack bar. Yes, I know that is terribly unhealthy, but I do love me some movie theater popcorn. And having watched Packett and his crew install and refurbish their popcorn maker, I can tell you it was worth the effort to make it taste like movie theater popcorn. I’m a bit particular about what I eat when I’m watching a film. I like to have enough popcorn to make it through the opening trailers — a bit of a misnomer these days as the promotional scenes aren’t really trails of the film strips anymore

since most theaters use digital films, but I digress — and then I have a box of Milk Duds to split with Meda. Sometimes, she’s in the mood for something different and we get Twizzlers instead, but often I explain to her the benefits of eating Milk Duds following popcorn. See, popcorn kernels can get stuck in your teeth. You’ve all had that experience, with the crunchy corn getting wedged into your teeth. So, if you eat Milk Duds — which are mainly caramel — you can pull those kernels out. It’s like self-cleaning snacks! I’ve recently learned that the town of Forest City plans to give some incentives to a downtown movie theater. The scuttlebutt is, the theater will have 3-D projectors and all the rest of the most up-to-date technology that makes movies seem ... well, sometimes seem more manufactured and less interesting to me. Besides, this is like the third or fourth time I’ve heard about a possible theater downtown, and I’ve only lived here for three

years. I’m sure those who have lived here longer than me have seen this song and dance more times. But various downtown projects that never materialized, Packett went out and made something happen with his own two hands and his own resources. Should we really start subsidizing his competition with his tax dollars? This sounds like an unfair situation to me, and I hope the city fathers in Forest City can see that if they’re going to give money to a developer for a downtown theater, they should at least offer the same funds to Packett and Retro Cinema. For now, we can hear lots of discussion of movie theaters at City Hall. But if you want to actually watch movies in Rutherford County, you’re free to join me at Retro Cinema. I’ll be the guy with a mouth full of chewy caramel. And that’s some good news. Contact Baughman via e-mail at sbaughman@thedigitalcourier. com.

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Davine Ruppe Davine Ruppe, 59, of Rutherfordton, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. She is the daughter of David Wilbur and Sara Jo Whitaker Harrill of Rutherfordton. In addition to her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Brian Harrill and Scott Harrill both of Rutherfordon; and one sister, Cheryl Harrill Hamrick of Rutherfordton. A celebration of life will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Family Life Center, Second Baptist Church, 191 Green Street, Rutherfordton, NC 28139. Online condolences: www. crowemortuary.com

Charles McAdoo Charles Raford McAdoo Sr., 72, of Forest City, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, at the Charles George VA Medical Center. The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.

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Carolina Today 3 crime lab heads defending lab

RALEIGH (AP) — Crime lab directors from three states are defending the Garner-based accrediting agency that assessed the operations of North Carolina’s embattled forensic lab. California Bureau of Forensic Services chief Jill Spriggs on Thursday denied faulty reviews of the North Carolina crime lab by its primary accrediting agency, the American Society of Crime Lab Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board. Spriggs and crime lab heads from Arkansas and Florida spoke to a North Carolina legislative committee looking into problems at the State Bureau of Investigation’s evidence lab. The three state crime lab directors are leaders in a national association linked

to the Garner-based accreditation group.

Man on trial for Cape Cod slaying BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — The fate of a Cape Cod man accused of firing a gun into a Hyannis home, killing a teenager from North Carolina, is in the hands of a jury. The Superior Court jury started deliberating in Anthony Russ’ murder trial on Wednesday. Prosecutors say Russ is one of two men who fired into the home in July 2007, killing 18-year-old Jacques Sellers as he sat watching television. The Raleigh, N.C. native came to the Cape to find a job. Prosecutors say Sellers was not targeted and the suspects wanted to send a message to someone else in the home who owed them

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Arrests

n The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office responded to 134 E-911 calls Wednesday. n Robert Todd Summey reported the theft of a generator. n Danna Christal Chatham reported the theft of a set of crystal dishes, porcelain dolls and other items.

n Teresa Huntley, 24, of South Church Street, Forest City; arrested on a warrant for resist, obstruct and delay; placed under a $500 secured bond. (FCPD) n Anthony Wingo, 23, of Knots Landing, Forest City; arrested on a warrant for child support; placed under a $500 cash bond. (FCPD) n Benjamin Merritt Merkel, 33, of the 200 block of Hardee Avenue; charged with driving while impaired and carrying a concealed gun; freed on a custody release. (LLPD) n Scott Francis Dillard, 32, of the 1700 block of Severn Avenue; charged with driving while impaired and drive/allow registration plate not displayed; placed under a $3,000 secured bond. (NCHP) n David Shane Day, 36, of the 8900 block of West Airline Drive; charged with failure to comply on community service; placed under a $4,000 secured bond. (RCSD) n Demont Oshon Garrison, 18, of the 300 block of Willow Run Drive; charged with assault on a female; released on a $1,000 unsecured bond. (RCSD)

Rutherfordton

n The Rutherfordton Police Department responded to 17 E-911 calls Wednesday.

Spindale

n The Spindale Police Department responded to 33 E-911 calls Wednesday.

Lake Lure

n Lake Lure Police Department responded to 11 E-911 calls Wednesday.

Forest City

n The Forest City Police Department responded to 57 E-911 calls Wednesday. n An officer of the Forest City Police Department assisted a victim in reporting an incident of a sexual offense and an assault. The incidents took place on Sycamore Street.

Corene Mary Shull Lindsay, 86, of 7691 Macedonia Church Road, Vale, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, at her home. A native of Cleveland County, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Nancy Davis and was adopted by George Shull and Florence Martin Shull. She was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and was a homemaker. She was was also preceded in death by Robert Franklin money. Lindsay, her husband of 68 Russ’ lawyer has quesyears. tioned the testimony of some She is survived by her witnesses. son, Carl Lindsay of Vale; daughter, Faye Pruette of Rutherfordton; two brothers, Student charged Everette Davis of Hickory and Ralph Davis, Jr. of Vale; for exploding pen 10 grandchildren; 13 great CHARLOTTE (AP) — A grandchildren; four greatNorth Carolina teenager who authorities say brought great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; nine an exploding pen to his step-great-grandchildren; school is in jail after his home was emptied of explo- and two step great-greatgrandchildren. sive chemicals easily found The family will receive at pharmacies and hardware friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. stores. Friday at Stamey Funeral The 16-year-old faces sevHome, Fallston. eral charges including feloFuneral services will be nies. His bond was set at held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, $500,000. Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, He was arrested Monday Vale; interment will be in the after an exploding pen Mt. Vernon Baptist Church burned the hand and sent cemetery in Vale with the fragments into the arm of Rev. Don Willis officiating. a fellow student at their Memorials may be made to Charlotte alternative school. Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Three firefighters later suf8046 N. Hebron Church fered burns as they tested a Road, Vale, NC 28168 and substance in his home. Pallative Care Center and Hopsice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658. Online condolences: www. stameyfuneralhome.com.

n Ricky Eugene Jones, 43, of the 200 block of George Parker Road; charged with assault and battery and possession of a firearm by a felon; placed under a $3,000 secured bond. (RCSD) n Michael Joseph Rodi, 35, of the 200 block of Mountain Lake Road; charged with driving while impaired; placed under a $2,000 secured bond. (RCSD)

EMS n Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services responded to 25 E-911 calls Wednesday. n The Volunteer Life Saving and Rescue, Hickory Nut Gorge EMS and Rutherford County Rescue responded to two E-911 calls Wednesday.

Fire Calls n Forest City firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident. n Rutherfordton firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident. n SDO firefighters responded to a smoke report. n Spindale firefighters responded to a smoke report.

Winston Baughn Winston M. Baughn, 86, of Wilkes Cresent, Sylvia, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, at Harris Regional Hospital. He was a son of the late William Lennox and Willia Mae Kidd Baughn. He was a member of Scotts THE DAILY COURIER Published Tuesday through Sunday mornings by Paxton Media Group LLC dba The Daily Courier USPS 204-920 Periodical Postage paid in Forest City, NC. Company Address: 601 Oak St., P.O. Box 1149, Forest City, NC 28043. Phone: (828) 245-6431 Fax: (828) 248-2790 Subscription rates: Single copy, daily 50¢ / Sunday $1.50. Home delivery $11.75 per month, $35.25 for three months, $70.50 for six months, $129 per year. In county rates by mail payable in advance are: $13.38 for one month, $40.14 for three months, $80.27 for six months, $160.54 per year. Outside county: $14.55 for one month, $43.64 for three months, $87.28 for six months, $174.56 per year. College students for school year subscription, $75. The Digital Courier, $6.50 a month for non-subscribers to The Daily Courier. Payment may be made at the website: www.thedigitalcourier. com The Daily Courier is not responsible for advance subscription payments made to carriers, all of who are independent contractors.

Creek Baptist Church, a Master Mason of the Dillsboro Lodge #459 for 50 years; and an Army veteran serving in World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Sarah Marie Dean Baughn. Surviving are two sons, J. Dean Baughn of Rutherfordton; Harry Baughn of Hayesville; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Melton Funeral Home with the Rev. John Bunn officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to the service. Memorials may be made to United Christian Ministry, 3 Skyland Drive, Sylva, NC 28779. Online condolences: www.meltonfhsylva.com

Kelly Stocke Kelly James Stocke, 53, of Union Mills, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at Rutherford Hospital. A native of Reno, Nev., he was preceded in death by his father, Vern Stocke. He was a member of Rutherford County SDA. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Stocke; two sons, Scott Cruz Stocke and Vincent Daniel Stocke, both of Forest City; his mother, Lorraine Dufney Stocke of Reno; brothers, Charles Stocke of California, Billy Formaneck of Arizona, Dan Stocke of Tracey City, Tenn., Roy and Mike Stocke of Reno, Nev., and one sister, Lorrain Gross of Idaho. Funeral services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Kelly James Stocke, 520 Byers Road, Forest City, NC 28043. Crowe’s Mortuary is assisting the Stocke family.

Corene Lindsay Corene Mary Shull Lindsay, 86, of 7691 Macedonia Church Road, Vale, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at her home. Mrs Lindsay was born in Cleveland County on November 13, 1923, to the late Robert and Nancy Davis. She was adopted by George Shull and Florence Martin Shull. She was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and was a homemaker. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Robert Franklin Lindsay; daughter, Geraldine Mary Justice; daughter-in-law, Louise Lindsay; and two brothers, Zero Shull and Vester Shull. She is survived by her son, Carl Lindsay of Vale; daughter, Faye Pruette and husband, Rev. Derrell Pruette of Rutherfordton; son-inlaw, Clayton Justice of Connelly Springs; two brothers, Everette Davis of Hickory and Ralph Davis, Jr of Vale; ten grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; five step grandchildren; nine step great grandchildren; and two step great great grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 to 7:30PM , Friday, Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston. Condolences may be made online at: www.stameyfuneralhome.com. Funeral services will be 2:30PM Saturday at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Vale. Interment will be at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Vale with Rev. Don Willis officiating. Memorials may be made to Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 8046 N. Hebron Church Road, Vale, NC 28168 and Pallative Care Center and Hopsice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658. Arrangements by Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston. Paid obit.

6A — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Friday, October 22, 2010

Calendar/Local WITH A LITTLE HELP Ongoing Yokefellow Service Center: Spotlight days, Oct. 22-23; featuring antiques, collectibles, silent auction, art, jewelry, books, housewares, clothing and more; store hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Washburn Community Outreach Center: Two for 25 cents porch sale, half-price sale inside store including winter; hours are Thursday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is coming on Oct. 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the FLC of Salem United Methodist Church, for information call 223-6355.

Thursday, Oct. 21 Free breast exams: St. Luke’s Hospital; exams, education and when needed, a referral for a mammogram; please call828-8942408 to schedule an appointment. Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy Grammar School grand opening: 11 a.m., 1110 S. Broadway St., Forest City. Hospice Remembrance Service: 6 p.m., Carolina Event and Conference Center; remembrance service for Hospice patients who have died. Social Media Marketing part two: 6 to 10 p.m., Isothermal Community College, Communication Technology Building room 108; to register, call 286-3636 ext. 229 or e-mail dspurlin@isothermal.edu.

Friday, Oct. 22 Lake Lure Classical Academy grand opening: 10 a.m., 658 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure. Fall festival: 5 to 8 p.m., Thomas Jefferson Classical Grammar; inflatables, games, petting zoo, haunted hallway, concessions, pumpkin sale, half-and-half raffle and more; all funds will benefit teachers and staff.

Saturday, Oct. 23 Yard sale and country ham breakfast: 7 a.m. until, Gilkey Clubhouse; adult plates $5, children ages 10 and younger $3, younger than three free; all proceeds will go to help Anath Christian Academy; rent a spot in the yard sale for $10 (bring your own table); for more information, call 288-4777. 2010 Boy Scout Rendezvous: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cleveland County Fairgound; scheduled events include a climbing wall, target practice with BB guns, archery, military showcase with paratroopers, NASCAR pit crew challenges and more; registered Scouts and those interested in registering are invited; open to all Scouts in Cleveland and Rutherford Counties in first through fifth grades; boys who are those ages and would like to attend and register with Scouts may do so for $10; parents and siblings invited for $3 each, kids younger than five are free; for more information, visit www.piedmontcouncilbsa. org. Second annual yard sale: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Spindale Elementary School; sponsored by the PTO; proceeds go to school; variety of items. Co-ed softball benefit tournament: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Crowe Park; hosted by Piney Knob Baptist Church WMU and Brotherhood; concessions all day; entry fee $150 per team; benefits Tucker Sutton, who has cerebral palsey, microcephaly and other health issues. For information on rules or questions, call Lindsay Guffey, 3-5-9135 or 305-2703. Spooky Pooch Day: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunnyside Peach Orchard; doggie Halloween pictures and bake sale fundraiser for Community Pet Center; cost is $5 per 4-by-6-inch picture and includes hard magnet cover; bring your own costume or choose from costume options that will be available; homemade baked items will be available for purchase. Chicken and country ham supper: 4 p.m. until, Whitehouse Community Center; adults $10, children ages 6 to 11 $4, younger than 6 free; menu includes chicken, ham, creamed potatoes, slaw, macaroni and cheese, pintos, sauerkraut, green beans, beets, gravy, biscuits, desserts, coffee and tea; music by Norris West Family. Sixth Annual Celebration “Autumn Leaves Supper Club:” 6:30 p.m., Carolina Event and Conference Center; seats are still available for the event, which features dinner, entertainment by comedian Glenda Doles and dancing; all proceeds benefit KidSenses’ educational programs; to reserve your seat or purchase a table, call 286-2120.

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When Richard Champion’s truck broke down Thursday on Oak Street, he was near help. Forest City Police Lt. Steve Bradley arrived shortly to assist Champion, who rested on the trailer until help arrived.

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others as part of the community cleanup. United Way of Rutherford County, Rutherford Housing Partnership and Communities-in-Schools volunteers are focusing this year on cleaning up yards at the homes of senior citizens who could use the extra help. “We can still put volunteers to work,” Nell Bovender said of those who haven’t signed up for projects. Anyone wishing to help Saturday should call the Rutherford Housing Partnership office today, 248-3431. Leave a message. “We have communitywide projects in Alexander Mills and Graham Town,” Bovender said. Volunteers are

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Lutz said, during the construction time, people would drive through their parking lot, go around the pumps and fly through the parking lot. Sherry Raushcer, secretary at Adaville Baptist Church, said people there are thankful the work is completed. “We are so tired of the ‘beep, beep,

needed for projects there. Inmates from Rutherford County Detention are doing litter pick-up along the road ways as a part of Week of Caring and as they work, posting signs along the way of their involvement. Other volunteers working Saturday are scout troops, Isothermal Community College Government Association, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Pleasantview Community Church, Jeanette and Ed Bosgra, Tanner Companies, Wachovia bank, several families, Citizen Law Enforcement Group, Florence Baptist Church and New Century Scholars. Rutherford County Schools and Communities-In-Schools will host volunteer efforts at four sites — Cliffside Elementary, Chase Middle, R-S Middle and Spindale Elementary

— from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. A yard sale will be held in Spindale, and breakfast food will be served at the schools. Backpack foods, books ­— these should be new age appropriate, K-12 reading books and novels — and new clothes for clothes closets — socks, shoes, long pants, undergarments — along with new backpacks and backpack food items will also be collected at the school sites.

beep,” she said, laughing. She said the DOT project and Adaville’s construction project going on at the same time created even more traffic congestion. At the American Red Cross Chapter House, Executive Director Nelson Long said the new project should help alleviate the traffic problems. “Now that the construction is over with, it seems to be moving along smoothly,” Long said. “But everyone needs to use caution. I’m still concerned about these large trucks running up and down this road with speed limits of 45 mph.”

The project was the realignment of the intersection so that Poors Ford, Oakland and Piney Ridge roads all met at one traffic signal to eliminate traffic congestion. Tennoca Construction of Asheville did the work with Department of Transportation.

Across the county, volunteers will help senior citizens with yard work, window washing, raking leaves, painting outside, trimming bushes, spreading mulch, cleaning yards of overgrowth, weed eating, and cleaning flower beds. Contact Gordon via e-mail at jgordon@thedigitalcourier.com

DOT will officially open the new road during a ceremony at Adaville 1:30 p.m. Nov. 5. Contact Gordon via e-mail at jgordon@thedigitalcourier.com.

Judge orders Edwards’ sex tape deposition private HILLSBOROUGH (AP) — A judge in the legal battle over a purported sex tape involving John Edwards demanded Thursday that any deposition of the two-time presidential candidate be kept private. Judge Carl Fox said he didn’t want the details of such testimony to be discussed or released publicly, warning attorneys for both sides that there could be repercussions if the material is talked about outside of the case. “I won’t hesitate to use the contempt authority of this court,” Fox said. “I don’t want anyone to think this court is joking.” Attorneys for former Edwards aide

Andrew Young have been trying to depose the former North Carolina senator for months. They want to ask him questions about a sex tape that Young has said involves Edwards. Fox denied a request by a Edwards attorney Jim Cooney to limit the scope of the questioning. Cooney also failed to persuade the judge to prohibit Young from having the chance to view the deposition. “I have an extreme amount of concern, given the fact that his clients have essentially built a commercial enterprise on things that Sen. Edwards has said,” Cooney said. “Having access to this, once the bell

has been rung, we can’t un-ring it.” Edwards mistress Rielle Hunter is suing to reclaim materials, including the video, saying they were taken from a box of her personal belongings. Young, who has said he helped keep Hunter in hiding during the 2008 presidential campaign and later wrote a book about the experience, contends the tape was found amid trash that Hunter left behind in a home that he was renting. Hunter worked for Edwards’ political action committee in 2006, shooting behind-the-scenes video as the Democrat prepared to launch his second White House campaign.

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RPM releases Kahne CHARLOTTE (AP) — Kasey Kahne was released from Richard Petty Motorsports on Wednesday night, clearing the way for him to join Red Bull Racing for the final five races of the season. RPM announced Kahne was out of the No. 9 Ford effective immediately, and Aric Almirola would drive the car this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. Almirola had been on NASCAR’s entry list to drive the No. 83 Toyota for Red Bull. But the plans apparently were scrapped after Kahne’s blowup Saturday night when his brakes failed at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kahne exploded in anger on the radio when his brakes failed for the third time this season, second time in two races. It led to a wreck with Sam Hornish Jr., and Kahne refused to get back in the car after it was repaired. He cited illness for not going back on the track, and the team used J.J. Yeley to finish the race. Although Kahne said he did throw up Saturday night, he was well enough to participate in a 5K run for his foundation the next morning. “I lost it,” he said after his run. “I was just mad. I came into the race thinking we had a shot to win, thinking we had a good car in practice, we had a good shot. It went green. We were a little bit tight, but still actually passed cars and really felt good and then boom, my brakes are gone. “It’s not like you have halfbrakes, like you can pump them. Your foot goes to the floor. It bottoms out.” The release brings an early end to a rocky final two years in Kahne’s tenure with the team. He said this spring he would drive for Hendrick Motorsports in 2012.

Local Sports FOOTBALL 7:30 p.m. Shelby at R-S Central 7:30 p.m. Polk at TJCA 7:30 p.m. East Rutherford at Freedom

On Radio FOOTBALL 7 p.m. (WCAB AM 590) Shelby at R-S Central

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East Rutherford’s T.J. Watkins, above, points to the sky after scoring a touchdown in the football game against Burns on Friday, Oct. 15.

Three teams face gridiron action Thomas Jefferson’s Travis WaldroupRodrigues, above left, scores a touchdown during a recent football game. R-S Central QB Jacob Kinlaw, left, looks for someone to pass the ball to during a recent football game. Garrett Byers/ Daily Courier

Central, TJCA at home; East Rutherford on road By SCOTT BOWERS Daily Courier Sports Editor

FOREST CITY — The NCHSAA prep football season hits week ten with three county teams in action. Teams across the state are falling into two categories: those playing for the postseason and those playing for pride. Rutherford County has teams in both categories. East Rutherford (5-3, 2-1) will look to get back into the win column after the team’s worst loss since opening day. The Cavs were downed 52-18 by Burns, and fell into a three-way tie for second place in the 3A/2A South Mountain Athletic Conference. East will travel into Morganton to face the air-powered attack of the Freedom Patriots (6-2, 2-1). R-S Central (3-6, 1-3) finally got back into the win column after a 21-7 win over Patton, last week. The Hilltoppers will face a Shelby (4-4, 2-1) team, tonight at the Palace, that has endured an equally disappointing 2010 season. Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy (1-7, 1-3) will play host to one of the top 2A teams in the state when the Polk Please see Football, Page 9A

GWU welcomes in Presbyterian for homecoming By JACOB CONLEY Sports Reporter

BOILING SPRINGS — For Coach Steve Patton and the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs the equation for success the rest of the season is simple. “One down, five more to go,” said Patton, in reference to GWU’s quest to win the coveted automatic bid to the FCS playoffs. “We have taken that first step, now we need to concentrate

on taking that next one.” That first step, a 35-25 victory over Charleston Southern, certainly wasn’t an easy one as the game was not decided until Patrick Hall scored his second touchdown with under two minutes to go in the contest. “I think we all knew it was going to the last few plays and it did,” said Patton. “That was probably the most complete game we have played since Akron. The offense, defense and spe-

Please see Bulldogs, Page 8A

49ers’ Smith offers advise to Clausen

On TV 3 p.m. (ESPN2) NASCAR Racing Sprint Cup: Tums Fast Relief 500, Qualifying. 4:30 p.m. (ESPN2) NASCAR Racing Nationwide Series: Gateway 250, Final Practice. 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) NBA Preseason Basketball Miami Heat vs. Orlando Magic. 7:30 p.m. (TS) NHL Hockey Tampa Bay Lightning at Atlanta Thrashers. 8 p.m. (ESPN2) College Football South Florida at Cincinnati. 8 p.m. (FSCR) High School Football Memphis University at Christian Brothers. 8 p.m. (TBS) MLB Baseball New York Yankees at Texas Rangers. American League Championship Series, Game 6. 10 p.m. (ESPN) NBA Preseason Basketball Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers. 11 p.m. (SHO) Strikeforce Challenger Series Bowling vs. Voelker II. Roger Bowling vs. Bobby Voelker; Billy Evangelista vs. Waachiim Spiritwolf.

cial teams made plays to help the team win.” Not only did the Bulldogs make plays in each facet of the game, their offensive attack was balanced as GWU garnered 209 yards on the ground and 210 through the air. “Sometimes people think that just because you run the spread, you want to pass all the time, but I prefer to

Associated Press

Carolina Panthers quarterback Matt Moore during the first half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in Charlotte. Moore will replace Jimmy Clausen at QB for the Panthers this weekend against the San Francisco 49ers.

CHARLOTTE (AP) — Alex Smith chuckled Wednesday when asked about Carolina’s Jimmy Clausen getting benched after just three games. The San Francisco quarterback, who will face the Panthers on Sunday, knows a thing or two about being jerked in and out of the lineup as a rookie. “I kind of refer to it as scar tissue, things that stay with you” Smith said in a conference call. “You get put in that tough situation where you have to play and you’re unprepared. If you go out there and play bad in this league and go through some rough things as a young player it can absolutely cause you to carry that scar tissue with you for a while.” Smith built up some of that in his rookie season with San Francisco in 2005, when a combination of inconsistent play and injuries left first-round pick in and out of the lineup. It’s a similar situation to what’s happening now with second-round choice Clausen and the woeful Panthers (0-5). Coach John Fox benched Matt Moore after just two games for Clausen. The former Notre Dame standout then got only three games before he lost the starting job. So despite six interceptions and two lost fumbles in less than nine quarters, Moore is the starter again despite his 33.3 passer rating. “It didn’t help much,” Fox said of his earlier decision to start Clausen. “We’re 0-5 and we were 0-2 when we made the Please see Panthers, Page 9A

8A — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Friday, October 22, 2010

sports

Scoreboard BASEBALL 2010 Postseason Baseball Glance DIVISION SERIES American League Texas 3, Tampa Bay 2 Wednesday, Oct. 6 Texas 5, Tampa Bay 1 Thursday, Oct. 7 Texas 6, Tampa Bay 0 Saturday, Oct. 9 Tampa Bay 6, Texas 3 Sunday, Oct. 10 Tampa Bay 5, Texas 2 Tuesday, Oct. 12 Texas 5, Tampa Bay 1 New York 3, Minnesota 0 Wednesday, Oct. 6 New York 6, Minnesota 4 Thursday, Oct. 7 New York 5, Minnesota 2 Saturday, Oct. 9 New York 6, Minnesota 1 National League Philadelphia 3, Cincinnati 0 Wednesday, Oct. 6 Philadelphia 4, Cincinnati 0 Friday, Oct. 8 Philadelphia 7, Cincinnati 4 Sunday, Oct. 10 Philadelphia 2, Cincinnati 0

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Kentucky coach John Calipari talks with reporters during the Southeastern Conference Basketball Media Day, Thursday, in Hoover, Ala.

SEC teams play who’s the favorite?

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Florida’s Billy Donovan knows why his Gators are the preseason favorites in the Southeastern Conference. He just has a different take. Yes, the Gators have all five starters returning from a team that snapped a two-year NCAA tournament drought. But, Donovan points out, Georgia has two preseason all-conference picks, including player of the year favorite Trey Thompkins, Tennessee is tall and deep, and twotime defending champion Kentucky has another bumper crop of recruits. So why is Florida so highly regarded? “Because we have five starters coming back from a team that made the NCAA tournament,” Donovan said Thursday at SEC media day in suburban Birmingham. “Nothing more, nothing less. I don’t think our players are the best team in the league because we don’t have any players on the first-team all-league. It can’t be because of that. “We’ve got a good core nucleus of guys, that’s what we have.” The Gators did return to the NCAA tournament for the first time since winning back-to-back national titles, but they lost in the first round to BYU in double overtime. So the team to beat in the SEC depends on who you ask. John Calipari and the Wildcats took ownership of the SEC last season with a 35-3 record and three NCAA tournament wins behind one-andout freshmen John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Eric Bledsoe and Daniel Orton. That team lost the most talent by a landslide, with five NBA firstround draft picks. Now comes preseason first-team All-SEC point guard Brandon Knight and another impressive group of newcomers. Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl also cited the Kentucky returnees who could play larger roles, like guard Darius Miller. “I think that’s going to be one of the biggest stories this year,” Pearl said. “Yes, they’ve got some tremendously talented new players and they’ll make a big impact. But watch for a couple of those returning guys to make a big, big difference.” Three teams in the East were ranked in the preseason ESPN-USA Today Top 25 released Thursday — No. 10 Kentucky, No. 11 Florida and No. 20 Tennessee. Vanderbilt, Georgia and Western Division favorite Mississippi State also got votes. Calipari called the East logjam “ridiculous.” “I think Florida’s outstanding, I think Billy’s a great coach,” Calipari said. “But don’t be going to sleep on Georgia. Mark Fox is a terrific coach, but they also have two really good players, maybe two of the best in the division. “Kevin (Stallings’ Vanderbilt) teams are always going to be the same, well coached and coming at you. They’re never going to beat themselves, ever. Tennessee, you know what Tennessee’s going to do and how they’re going to play and they’re going to be right there. Mississippi State may be one of the top five teams in the country when they get everybody back.”

San Francisco 3, Atlanta 1 Thursday, Oct. 7 San Francisco 1, Atlanta 0 Friday, Oct. 8 Atlanta 5, San Francisco 4, 11 innings Sunday, Oct. 10 San Francisco 3, Atlanta 2 Monday, Oct. 11 San Francisco 3, Atlanta 2 LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES American League Friday, Oct. 15 New York 6, Texas 5 Saturday, Oct. 16 Texas 7, New York 2 Monday, Oct. 18 Texas 8, New York 0 Tuesday, Oct. 19 Texas 10, New York 3 Wednesday, Oct. 20 New York 7, Texas 2, Texas leads series 3-2 Friday, Oct. 22 New York (Hughes 18-8) at Texas (Lewis 12-13), 8:07 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 New York (Pettitte 11-3) at Texas (Lee 12-9), 8:07 p.m., if necessary National League Saturday, Oct. 16 San Francisco 4, Philadelphia 3 Sunday, Oct. 17 Philadelphia 6, San Francisco 1 Tuesday, Oct. 19 San Francisco 3, Philadelphia 0 Wednesday, Oct. 20 San Francisco 6, Philadelphia 5, San Francisco leads series 3-1 Thursday, Oct. 21 Philadelphia (Halladay 21-10) at San Francisco (Lincecum 16-10), late Saturday, Oct. 23 San Francisco (Sanchez 13-9) at Philadelphia (Oswalt 13-13), 3:57 p.m. or 7:57 p.m., if necessary Sunday, Oct. 24 San Francisco (Cain 13-11) at Philadelphia (Hamels 12-11), 7:57 p.m., if necessary WORLD SERIES Wednesday, Oct. 27 American League at National League, 7:57 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 AL at NL, 7:57 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 NL at AL, 6:57 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31 NL at AL, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1 NL at AL, if necessary, 7:57 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3 AL at NL, if necessary, 7:57 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4 AL at NL, if necessary, 7:57 p.m.

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Sunday’s Games Buffalo at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Washington at Chicago, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Miami, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Cleveland at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Kansas City, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Carolina, 1 p.m. Arizona at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Oakland at Denver, 4:15 p.m. New England at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. Minnesota at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m. Open: Indianapolis, N.Y. Jets, Detroit, Houston Monday’s Game N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31 Denver vs. San Francisco at London, 1 p.m. Washington at Detroit, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Carolina at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Miami at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Dallas, 1 p.m. Green Bay at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Tennessee at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. Minnesota at New England, 4:15 p.m. Seattle at Oakland, 4:15 p.m. Tampa Bay at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. Pittsburgh at New Orleans, 8:20 p.m. Open: N.Y. Giants, Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, Baltimore, Cleveland Monday, Nov. 1 Houston at Indianapolis, 8:30 p.m.

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be balanced,” said Patton. “That not only keeps the opponent from getting comfortable on defense, it takes pressure off the quarterback.” Another way Patton keeps defenses off-balance is the Wildcat formation which has continued to find success. “We took one snap out of the wildcat Saturday and scored a touchdown,” said Patton. “I like those percentages and with Chandler Browning likely out this week with a concussion, the Wildcat just might be a bigger part of the game plan against Presbyterian.” While the wildcat may get called more often this weekend, the defensive game plan will center on stopping Blue Hose RB Patrick Dendy. “Dendy is an excellent player

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Wednesday’s Games Chicago 2, Vancouver 1, SO Buffalo 4, Atlanta 1 Columbus 3, Anaheim 1 Los Angeles 4, Carolina 3 Thursday’s Games Boston 4, Washington 1 N.Y. Rangers 2, Toronto 1 Anaheim 3, Philadelphia 2 Calgary at Detroit, late New Jersey at Montreal, late N.Y. Islanders at Tampa Bay, late Dallas at Florida, late Pittsburgh at Nashville, late San Jose at Colorado, late Minnesota at Edmonton, late Los Angeles at Phoenix, late Friday’s Games Calgary at Columbus, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Saturday’s Games N.Y. Rangers at Boston, 7 p.m. Montreal at Ottawa, 7 p.m. Buffalo at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Toronto at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Washington, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Florida, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Detroit, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Nashville at Dallas, 8 p.m. Columbus at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Colorado, 9 p.m. Carolina at Phoenix, 9 p.m. San Jose at Edmonton, 10 p.m.

TRANSACTIONS Thursday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League DETROIT TIGERS_Agreed to terms with 3B Brandon Inge on a two-year contract. Named Ernie Young manager, Ben Oglivie coach and T.J. Saunders trainer of West Michigan (MWL). Announced Joe DePastino has assumed the role of roving catching coordinator. KANSAS CITY ROYALS_Named Doug Sisson first-base coach. LOS ANGELES ANGELS_Named Ric Wilson director of scouting. NEW YORK YANKEES_Traded RHP Andrew Shive and 2B Matt Cusick to Cleveland to complete the trade that sent RHP Kerry Wood to the Yankees. Golden League CALGARY VIPERS_Announced the contract of LHP Brant Stickel was sold to the Los Angeles Dodgers. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CHARLOTTE BOBCATS_Waived F Darius Miles and C Matt Rogers. CHICAGO BULLS_Requested waivers on G John Lucas III, G Kyle Weaver and F Roger Powell.

FOOTBALL National Football League DETROIT LIONS_Signed CB Paul Pratt to the practice squad.

HOCKEY National Hockey League COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS_Placed LW Ethan Moreau on injured reserve. NASHVILLE PREDATORS_Signed F Steve Begin to a one-year contract and assigned him to Milwaukee (AHL). OTTAWA SENATORS_Recalled D David Hale from Binghamton (AHL). SAN JOSE SHARKS_Assigned G Thomas Greiss to Brynas (Swedish Elite). American Hockey League BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS_Signed C Jeremy Colliton. ECHL LAS VEGAS WRANGLERS_Agreed to renew their affiliation agreement with Phoenix (NHL) and San Antonio (AHL) for the 2010-11 season. READING ROYALS_Signed F Devin Timberlake.

LACROSSE National Lacrosse League MINNESOTA SWARM_Re-signed D Eric Pacey and D Nick Inch to two-year contracts. Agreed to terms with F Matt Lyons on a two-year contract.

Pacific Division

COLLEGE ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF_Announced the resignation of athletic director Louis Perkins. NEW JERSEY CITY_Promoted women’s assistant basketball coach Sandra Nunez-Dates to head coach.

who can take over a game,” said Patton. “We want to take PC out of their comfort zone and make them pass the ball which plays to our strength in the secondary. “Our defensive backs are playing well right now and are ranked 3rd nationally in pass defense, so I feel pretty confident that they can handle some one-on-one coverage’s if we decide to bring an extra player or two in the box.” Patton is far less sure of how his team will handle the challenge of facing a Blue Hose team that has not won in 17 games. “ Sometimes these are the games that worry you the most about as a coach,” said Patton. “We have a rivalry with PC going back to when both schools were in the SAC, so I’m sure they would love to come in and play spoiler on homecoming.” Homecoming itself also worries Patton. “This could be the perfect

storm and we could very easily lose this game if players are more concerned with seeing mom and dad, impressing a girlfriend, or rolling the campus,” said Patton. “Because of the nature of the schedule, this game is more important than the last one and we need to prepare for it that way. Presbyterian is better than their record shows and they have put up good numbers against Wake Forest and Clemson, so we are going to have a battle on our hands.” This battle will unfold Saturday at 1:30 p.m., immediately following the induction of GWU’s 2010 Hall of Fame class, which includes Rutherford County native Sammy Pruett. “Homecoming is a special time here at Gardner-Webb,” said Patton. “Hopefully, we will be able to do our part and get a win to make it even more special.”

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PHILADELPHIA 76ERS_Exercised their thirdyear contract option on G Jrue Holiday and their fourth-year contract option on F-C Marreese Speights. Waived F-C Trent Plaisted and G Chris Quinn. PHOENIX SUNS_Exercised their fourth-year contract option on C Robin Lopez.

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R-S Central’s Marquez Carson (43), second from right, is this week’s Daily Courier/Edward Jones Gridiron Great. Carson rushed for over a 100 yards and a touchdown as the Hilltoppers snapped a four-game skid with a 21-7 win over Patton. The Daily Courier/Edward Jones Lineman of the Week is Daniel Garrett (8). Joining Carson and Garrett at the presentation are Edward Jones’ David Smith (l to r), Central Coach Mike Cheek, Edward Jones’ Frank Faucette and Edward Jones’ George Allen.

Polk County at Thomas Jefferson

RUTHERFORDTON — The Hilltoppers finally got the proverbial monkey off their back by getting a win, last week, over Patton. This week, the challenge to stretch that win into a winning streak is tough as the Shelby Golden Lions come into town. But, in a touch of the bizarre nature of high school football the Hilltoppers and Lions have one thing in common: Both teams suffered through fourgame losing streaks. “If you look at Shelby on film, it’s hard to believe they lost four games in a row,” said Coach Mike Cheek. “That is a good football team. They are young and they will show up ready to play. We have to be ready as well.” The turnover bug that has plagued the Hilltoppers’ 2010 season, showed up again last week, but to a far less catastrophic result. “You know, last week we turned it over and Patton punches it in for a touchdown,” said Cheek. “It’s one mistake, one, and other teams will take advantage of it. “We’ve talked about it all year long ... we have been our own worst enemy.”

AVONDALE — Coming off a 73-27 loss to Mountain Heritage, the Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy will now face one of the finest 2A programs in the state — Polk County. The Wolverines were one-point away (a 24-23 loss to Mitchell) from coming into this game undefeated. Nonetheless, the 8-1 Wolverines are currently ranked third in the state and QB Andre Overholt will be in the running for North Carolina Player of the Year. The Gryphons, who have surrendered 379 points, over eight games will have their hands full in containing Polk County. Scoring won’t be an issue: Both the Gryphons and Wolverines run spread-style attacks. The key difference is a Wolverines’ defense that is experienced, tough and disciplined. Polk has surrendered just 124 points (13.7 per game) and scoring enough points to overcome Overholt and Co. will be difficult. Player to watch: QB Will Beam. The fate of the Gryphons rests in the right arm of Beam. If Beam avoids turnovers, the Wolverines will have to work for every point.

Wing-T all day long: Both programs will run the Wing-T and Coach Cheek has noticed the Lions running a lot of option plays out of the forma-

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FOREST CITY — The Cavaliers’ defense is a tale of two games. In two contests, against two of the state’s top offenses — Lincolnton and Burns — East surrendered 104 points, but against six other teams the Cavs have allowed just 48 points. Associated Press East will face another potent Clemson running back Jamie Harper (8) scores a offense and the arm of QB Mike touchdown past North Carolina safety Deunta Williams Helms as it visits Freedom (27) during a football game in Chapel Hill, Saturday. tonight. “We feel like in some ways it is a must-win game just to get back on track,” said Coach Clint Bland. “You hate to lose two in a row and you never want to get into a funk this time of the year. CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson linebacker “Plus, we come out of this Corico Hawkins still isn’t sure what happened last game and have to face Shelby December: How could a Tigers defense that forced the next week — which, is never six Georgia Tech punts earlier in the season not an easy game. We want to get stop the Yellow Jackets when it mattered most in on track this week.” the Atlantic Coast Conference title game. Getting back on track may be For Georgia Tech’s triple option attack, the made far more difficult due to answer’s usually as simple as one, two, three — injuries sustained by four very pitch, dive and quarterback. The Yellow Jackets important weapons in the East showed that to perfection last fall, relentlessly arsenal. driving 86 yards on 13 plays for the winning touchdown with 1:20 left in a 39-34 ACC cham“Yes, Adrian (Wilkins) was pion victory over the Tigers. seriously hurting at halftime of “We all know it’s assignment football,” Hawkins, the Burns game. I didn’t think a sophomore, said in repeating the words he and he was going to make it out of his teammates have heard all week. “If you’ve got the locker room,” said Bland. “In the pitchman, you’ve got the pitchman. If you’ve addition, Justin (Barksdale) is got the diveman, you’ve got the diveman. If you’ve dealing with an injury and so is got the quarterback, you’ve got the quarterback. Tadjre (Wilkerson).” It’s not as complex as you might think.” QB Maddox Stamey, who Then again, it’s made Georgia Tech (5-2, 3-1 suffered a helmet-to-helmet ACC) the league’s top rushing offense and one of hit during the game, does not the most efficient at cashing in scores. The Yellow have a concussion, according to Jackets go after their fifth straight victory over Coach Bland, and has respondClemson (3-3, 1-2) at Death Valley on Saturday. ed well at practice. Clemson came into the ACC championship con“We have had all of them fident it could slow Georgia Tech as it had durchecked out this week,” said ing the regular-season matchup. Instead, Georgia Bland. “Maddox is fine and he Tech scored on eight of its first nine possessions, should go. Right now, I don’t turning the ball over on downs once on the way to know about Adrian, Tadjre and the league crown. Justin. I just don’t know.”

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tion. The Lions’ skill players are loaded with speed, and one mistake on an option read will lead to points for Shelby. The Hilltoppers’ defense will need to be disciplined, tonight. Player to watch: LB Marquez Carson. Carson got some carries in last week’s win over Patton and he produced 100 yards and a touchdown. Carson has been a solid, four-year player for Central.

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Pick your poison: East Rutherford is faced with an interesting choice in defending against Helms. Get pressure on him, or play more in coverage. It will be interesting to see which way the Cavs go as Bland and DC Brad LeVine draw up battle plans to contain Helms. Player to watch: QB T.J. Watkins. It is possible that with injuries to so many that Watkins could see playing time at either RB, WR, or even QB. Watkins scored a touchdown in relief of Stamey last week. Key to the game: Focus. The season really boils down to one week at a time at this point in the season. East needs to be focused on Freedom and getting back into the win column.

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last switch. Right now, we’re just looking for improvement and we’re going with experience. “Matt did win four out of five games last year. He does have more experience. I think it was time to take a look back at him.” And put Clausen back on the bench. Thanks to poor protection, inconsistent and inexperienced receivers and a running game bogged down by eight-man defensive fronts, Clausen didn’t have much of a chance to succeed. He didn’t come close. Carolina averages a leaguelow 10.4 points a game and is last in the NFL in total offense. Clausen has three interceptions, seven fumbles and just one touchdown pass. Now, just as top receiver Steve Smith seems poised to return — he practiced Wednesday after missing a game with a sprained ankle — Clausen has been demoted. “They just said they needed to try to get some momentum,” Clausen said. “That’s why they did it the first time, going to me instead of Matt and making the switch. They said he has more experience and will have me go on the sidelines and watch a little bit.” Moore’ success in his second stint will depend a lot on his teammates. The running game needs to get out of its funk, the offensive line must give him time and the receiving corps must finally become a factor. Steve Smith’s return might help. “I love to play, but I have to be healthy,” said Smith, injured Oct. 3 against New Orleans. “I feel like I’m healthy. I’m out of the boot and I don’t have much pain so I’m able to move around. So I feel good.”

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Nation Today N.C. woman killed in crash in Cape Canaveral

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A North Carolina woman was killed in a three-vehicle crash after getting out of her car to flag down help along a Cape Canaveral road. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that 39-year-old Tammy Chester, of Maiden, N.C., was apparently trying to get help for her husband, who was having a seizure Wednesday evening. Moments after getting out of the couple’s car, another vehicle collided with Chester and her vehicle. A third vehicle added to the pile just seconds later. The husband, 28-year-old Jeremy Chester, was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.

Denver-area pot grower agrees to 5-year term

DENVER (AP) — A suburban Denver pot grower who tried to set up a federal-state showdown on medical marijuana agreed to a fiveyear prison term and was handcuffed in court and led away after pleading guilty.

Thirty-seven-year-old Christopher Bartkowicz (BART’-kuh-wits) pleaded guilty Thursday to three drug charges stemming from his basement pot-growing business. Bartkowicz agreed to a five-year sentence with no possibility of parole after he tried and failed to use Colorado’s medical marijuana law in his defense. Federal drug agents seized hundreds of marijuana plants from Bartkowicz’s Highlands Ranch home in February.

Law firm in old diner keeps the drive-thru MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — Legal service at one Connecticut firm can now be as easy to get as a hamburger and fries. The Kocian (KOH’-see-ehn) Law Group has opened a drivethrough office in a building that once housed a former Kenny Rogers Roasters. Attorney Nick Kocian tells WVIT-TV that clients can use the drive-through at the law firm’s Manchester, Conn., site to drop off and pick up documents.

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Mall ablaze after standoff ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A regional mall just outside Sacramento was ablaze after police arrested a man who had barricaded himself inside. Local television images showed large clouds of thick, black smoke billowing from the roof near a Macy’s store. The mall had been evacuated earlier in the day after a man barricaded himself inside a

shop and started a fire. Authorities had thought the mall’s sprinkler system had doused the blazed. Roseville city spokeswoman Vonette McCauley says firefighters are “positioned to get in there right now.” There were no immediate reports of injuries. The mall had been evacuated after the man started the fire.

‘Don’t ask-Don’t tell’ is back, at least for now WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department on Thursday declared that “don’t ask, don’t tell” is once again the law of the land but set up a new system that could make it tougher to get thrown of the military for being openly gay. Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday ordered that all dismissals under the 1993 law be decided by one of the four service secretaries in consultation with the military’s general counsel and Gates’ personnel chief. Defense officials said the change was not intended to slow the rate of discharges. In his memo, Gates wrote that the purpose of narrowing those in charge was to “ensure uniformity and care in the enforcement” at a time of “legal uncertainty.” Still, the move puts the question of who can be dismissed from the service for being openly gay in the hands of just six people — all of them civilian political appointees who work for an administration that thinks the law is unjust. Before Thursday’s order, the dismissal of gay enlisted personnel could be done by any commanding officer at a rank equivalent to a one-star general. The change follows an eight-day suspension of the ban after a federal judge in California ordered the military to stop enforcing it. An appeals court on Wednesday agreed to the administration’s request to a temporary stay of the court order, although that could be overturned too within a matter of days. The legal wrangling has left many gay troops uncertain as to whether they could still be kicked out of the service for speaking up. At the same time, some former service members discharged for being gay have tried to re-enlist although the fate of their

applications remains uncertain. The Pentagon says it doesn’t know how it will handle any cases of gay troops who may have disclosed their sexual orientation during the law’s moratorium or cases of gay troops who tried to enlist. Officials also say they don’t know how many cases might present a legal challenge. A senior official said the Pentagon “will evaluate each case, one at a time.” The official, who demanded anonymity in turn for speaking about the case, said the Pentagon believes that most gay troops stayed quiet during the week the ban was lifted because of warnings by gay rights advocates that they could still lose their jobs. The official also said that the Pentagon would use the same criteria to determine whether a service member violated “don’t ask, don’t tell,” even though each case must be decided at the senior echelons of the Pentagon. The official said that the order does not mean the Pentagon “will separate more or fewer people.” The official briefed reporters Thursday for the first time since the court’s Oct. 12 injunction. While press officials cited protocol as the reason for demanding anonymity, the official’s reluctance to speak publicly seemed to indicate an unwillingness to wade into the spotlight as such a political case makes its way through the courts. President Barack Obama has said he supports repeal of the law, but wants Congress — not the courts — to decide its fate. He also has agreed to the military’s request that it be given more time to implement any changes.

Boy, 11, in custody after two joy rides MARION, S.C. (AP) — An 11-year-old boy led a dozen police cars in pursuit as he “drove in circles” around this small South Carolina town on a joy ride, the first of two this week that landed him in juvenile jail, police said Thursday. The youngster, a fourthgrade student, was not identified because of his age. Marion Police Lt. Farmer Blue said the boy is accused of driving off Monday evening in a fire department pickup truck that had been parked after an exerH H H H H H H H H H H H H H H

cise near a training area. “He put us on a real chase,” Blue said in a telephone interview. “We had a line of cars after him.” Blue said the youngster led officers on a 45-minute chase around the city Monday evening, never exceeding 45 mph during a pursuit that stayed within Marion limits. “He blew through stop signs. He drove in circles,” Blue said. The boy stopped only after he’d driven by his home several times and his mother recognized him

when she came out to see what was going on, according to the officer. “He stopped after his mother jumped in front of the truck.” Blue said the boy, who was released to his family, drove off the next day in an SUV reported missing from a restaurant near the youngster’s home. “I spotted him about two blocks from he lives, and he led us on a 45-minute chase again,” Blue said. “He said he just got tired of walking and wanted a ride.”

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Business Today PPG acquires Bairun Chemical

PITTSBURGH (AP) — PPG Industries Inc., which makes paint and industrial coatings, said Tuesday it has agreed to acquire Chinese packaging coatings producer Bairun Chemical Co. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The deal is expected to close sometime this quarter. Privately-held Bairun is located in southern China. Some 70 of the company’s employees will remain with the company, PPG said. The acquisition is part of PPG’s strategy to expand its coatings and specialty products offerings around the globes, particularly in Asia. PPG’s packaging coatings are used for containers for the beverage, food, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, paint and chemical industries.

Toyota recalling 1.53 million cars

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota is recalling 1.53 million Lexus, Avalon and other models, mostly in the U.S. and Japan, for brake fluid and fuel pump problems, the latest in a string of quality lapses for the world’s No. 1 automaker. Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday that it will call back for repairs about 740,000 cars in the U.S. and 599,000 in Japan. No accidents have been reported from the two defects,. The models affected by the latest recall in the U.S. include the 2005 and 2006 Avalon, 2004 through 2006 non-hybrid Highlander and Lexus RX330, and 2006 Lexus GS300, IS250, and IS350 vehicles.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks finished with modest gains Thursday after pulling back from a rally that pushed share prices near their highest levels of the year. All three major stock indexes finished higher after an up-anddown trading session. Stocks initially jumped as much as 1 percent following another round of earnings announcements, then traded briefly in the red in the afternoon before a final push higher.

WINSTON-SALEM (AP) — Higher prices on cigarettes helped lift Reynolds American’s thirdquarter net income, even though it sold fewer smokes than a year earlier. Thursday’s news from the maker of Camel, Pall Mall and other brands mirrors what the maker of Marlboro cigarettes reported Wednesday. Both tobacco companies are raising their prices to compensate for smokers purchasing fewer cigarettes. Reynolds American Inc., the nation’s secondlargest tobacco company by revenue, also raised the low end of its 2010 earnings outlook on Thursday. The company, based in Winston-Salem, earned $381 million, or $1.30 per share, for the period that ended Sept. 30. That’s up 5 percent from $362 million, or $1.24 per share, from a year ago. Excluding one-time items, it earned $1.35 per share, topping the average forecasts of analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters by a penny.

After the market closed, Internet retailer Amazon.com Inc. reported that earned 51 cents per share in the third quarter, which was 3 cents higher than analysts were expecting. The company’s operating expenses were also 40 percent higher than this time last year, which helped push its shares down about 4 percent in aftermarket trading. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 38.60, or 0.4 percent, to close at 11,146.57. It briefly eclipsed its highest closing level of 2010, which it reached on April 26. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 2.09, or 0.2 percent, to 1,180.26, while the Nasdaq

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Nation/world World Today At least 54 dead from disease outbreak in Haiti

ST. MARC, Haiti (AP) — An outbreak of severe diarrhea in rural central Haiti has killed at least 54 people and sickened hundreds more who overwhelmed a crowded hospital Thursday seeking treatment. Hundreds of patients lay on blankets in a parking lot outside St. Nicholas hospital in the port city of St. Marc with IVs in their arms for rehydration. As rain began to fall in the afternoon, nurses rushed to carry them inside. Doctors were testing for cholera, typhoid and other illnesses in the Caribbean nation’s deadliest outbreak since a January earthquake that killed as many as 300,000.

Bomb on bus kills 8, injures 10 in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A bomb ripped through a passenger bus Thursday in the southern Philippines, killing at least eight people and wounding 10 in

an attack authorities blamed on an extortion gang with links to Muslim militants. The bus was traveling with more than 50 passengers when the powerful blast shook the rear part of the vehicle from the overhead compartment.

Bomb kills local Taliban commander in Pakistan PARACHINAR, Pakistan (AP) — A roadside bomb killed six Taliban militants, including a prominent local commander, in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, an attack that could have been motivated by tensions between different insurgent groups. The bomb was detonated by remote control as Hakim Khan and five lower ranking militants were driving through the town of Marindy in the Kurram tribal region, said Jamil Khan, a local administrator. The commander who was killed was suspected of attacking Pakistani troops and kidnapping people for ransom, he said.

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U.S. influence in Iraq has fallen significantly BAGHDAD (AP) — American influence has so dwindled in Iraq over the last several months that Iraqi lawmakers and political leaders say they no longer follow Washington’s advice for forming a government. Instead, Iraqis are turning to neighboring nations, and especially Iran, for guidance — casting doubt on the future of the American role in this strategic country after a grinding war that killed more than 4,400 U.S. soldiers. “The Iraqi politicians are not responding to the U.S. like before. We don’t pay great attention to them,” Shiite lawmaker Sami alAskari, a close ally of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, said Thursday. “The weak American role has given the region’s countries a greater sense of influence on Iraqi affairs.” Vice President Joe Biden, the administration’s point man for Iraq, has doggedly lobbied Iraqi leaders, both on the phone and in six trips here over the past two years. Iraqis, however, measure U.S. influence largely by its military presence, which dipped by threefold from the war’s peak to 50,000 troops in late August. As a result, Baghdad is now brushing off U.S. urgings to slow-walk a new government instead of rushing one through that might cater to Iran. “The Iranian ambassador has a bigger role in Iraq than Biden,” said a prominent Kurdish lawmaker, Mahmoud Othman. He said the Americans “will leave Iraq with its

problems, thus their influence has become weak.” One problem which could worsen as a result is the sectarian divide — particularly if the secular but Sunni-backed Iraqiya political coalition, which won the most votes in the March election, is left out of a new Shiite-led government led by alMaliki. Many Iraqis, particularly minority Sunnis, would view such a government as “blessed by Iran and evidence of America’s relative weakness,” analyst Michael Knights wrote on the website of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. This perception could lead to a surge in violence. Washington, which has its hands full with the war in Afghanistan and the hunt in Pakistan for Osama bin Laden, sees Iraq as “the bane of everyone’s existence lately,” said one senior administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the diplomatic issues. But Iraq cannot afford to ignore completely what Washington wants. For one, that could bring the end of U.S. help and financial backing to broker $13 billion worth of contracts for military equipment. It also would all but dash any hopes by Baghdad to re-negotiate a security agreement that is set to expire at the end of 2011 — a needed step to keeping some U.S. forces in Iraq to continue training its fledgling air force and protect its borders.

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Looking for a fright Halloween night? . These flicks are sure to give you a chill Text by Allison Flynn and Garrett Byers Photo illustration by Garrett Byers

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s hard not to find ghouls, vampires, witches and zombies at every corner. It’s the time of year that lends itself to watching horror movies. Here’s a guide to scary movies and what it’d take to be the last one standing if reel life became real life.

Be careful who you make fun of .... “Carrie” Release date: Nov. 3, 1976 Why to watch? It’ll make you realize your high school experience wasn’t so bad after all. Tools for survival: Live by the Golden Rule.

Death by stereo .... “The Lost Boys” Release date: July 31, 1987 Why to watch? These are Peter Pan’s boys. These lost boys come with fangs. Tools for survival: A bathtub full of garlic.

Skip the shower, take a bath instead ....

“Psycho” Release date: Aug. 25, 1960 Why to watch? Your mother never controlled your life this much. Tools for survival: A good psychotherapist.

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Obsessions Beads, Forest City: Oct. 23 – Beaded wire bezel, 1 p.m.; creative link series, 3 p.m. Oct. 26 – Victorian Romantic earrings, 6 p.m. Oct. 28 – Wire cages brace-

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“Creepshow” Release date: Nov. 12, 1982 Why to watch? Five tales of terror featuring stars such as Leslie Nielson, Ed Harris, Ted Danson and even Stephen King himself. How can you go wrong? Tools for survival: Raid

“The Shining” Release date: May 23, 1980 Why to watch? There’s no snow we could get in Rutherford County to cause this kind of cabin fever. Tools for survival: Snow mobile

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“A Nightmare on Elm Street” Release date: Nov. 16, 1984 Why to watch? You’ll learn the words to one creepy nursery rhyme. Tools for survival: Lots and lots of NoDoz

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“Halloween” Release date: Oct. 25, 1978 Why to watch? It’s got Halloween in the title. Duh! Tools for survival: Anything bigger than a butcher knife

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“Scream” Release date: Dec. 20, 1996 Why to watch? The ultimate guide in surviving a scary movie. Tools for survival: Call waiting

This will make your head spin ....

“The Exorcist” Release date: Dec. 26, 1973 Why to watch? We guarantee you’ll go to church on Sunday. Tools for survival: A crucifix and holy water

Cover your .... well, you know ....

“The Monster Squad” Release date: Aug. 14, 1987 Why to watch? Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolfman, the Mummy and the Creature from the Black Lagoon. ‘Nuff said. Tools for survival: German classes

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Making warehouse club work for you is key By MICHELLE CHAPMAN AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (APP) — Memberships at warehouse clubs are on the rise, but that doesn’t mean they’re the best value for everyone. Large households and small businesses stand to reap the best bargains, but only if armed with a precise shopping list and lots of price knowledge. Here’s how to figure out what works best for you at the three major chains — Costco Wholesale Corp., BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc. and Sam’s Club, which is owned and run by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. First compare clubs: Before investing in an annual membership, note the differences among clubs and make sure you’ll save more than membership costs you — $50 a year at Costco, $45 at BJ’s and $40 at Sam’s Club. Start with free one-day passes (offered online) to see whether BJ’s and Sam’s Clubs carry enough of the products you buy. Remember, though, that BJ’s will charge you 15 percent extra and Sam’s 10 percent if you buy anything as a nonmember. Costco doesn’t offer passes, and you must be a member to buy anything. As you compare clubs, consider: n Package sizes: Will you end up wasting food because it gets stale before you can eat it all? Will your purchases take up valuable space at home? n Variety of brands and prod-

ucts: Are these items you already regularly buy? How’s the additional selection online (if you feel it’s worth paying for shipping)? Costco offers a 6-person spa, Sam’s Club a wooden playground set and BJ’s a range of storage sheds online, for instance. n Target customer: Is the store more interested in serving consumers or businesses? Michael Clayman, editor of trade publication Warehouse Club Focus, says BJ’s smaller packages and sizes are better for consumers, while Sam’s Club devotes large areas to wholesale customers and Costco targets both markets. n Service and location: How hard is it for you to return something? How much extra time will you invest shopping there? Now drill down to prices: On your next trip to your favorite supermarket, figure out what you actually pay per unit — per ounce of soap, per soda can, per napkin in a package, per roll of toilet paper. Bring that list and a calculator to the warehouse clubs and check whether you’ll actually save by buying the things on your list in bulk. Here are some online prices, for comparison’s sake, though you may find different prices at the chains’ brick-and-mortar stores — even within the same chain: n A 50-ounce bottle of Tide Ultra liquid detergent is $14.99 on BJ’s website and $13.06 on Costco’s but comes only in six-packs for $88.86 at

Sam’s Club online ($14.81 per bottle). n In contrast, a 12-pack of boxes of Kleenex tissues (125 per box) is $14.82 on Costco’s website, $17.12 on Sam’s Club’s and $29.99 on BJ’s. But at BJ’s you can order one box of tissues for $2.49, not an option at the other two stores. n Huggies Snug & Dry Step 3 diapers cost $37.98 for a pack of 204 at Sam’s Club online (almost 19 cents a diaper) or $39.49 for 204 at BJ’s (more than 19 cents each) but $49.99 for 228 at Costco (22 cents each). n A Wii video gaming console from Nintendo with Wii sports resort and “motion plus” is $194.88 at Sam’s Club online, while BJ’s sells that equipment plus two more game packs and an extra controller for $299.99. (Elsewhere online, a controller alone goes for $40, and game prices vary.) Sometimes, though, a membership pays for itself in the savings on a single big-ticket item like a set of tires or an armchair. Just be sure to compare (and include applicable shipping fees if you’re shopping online). Always plan ahead: Check the fridge and kitchen cabinets to create a lean shopping list and avoid duplicating what you have. Make a practice of scanning coupon booklets for deals you’ll actually use and noting when they expire. BJ’s accepts manufacturer coupons, while Sam’s Club and Costco accept only their own.

Don’t ever assume a club will charge less than your local store, which might offer double coupon days and other special promotions. Remember each store may carry different package sizes, making comparisons tricky. And never think a club that charges less for some things will charge less for everything. Keep those blinders on: When you get to the warehouse store, don’t be swayed by free samples and fancy displays into buying things you don’t need. No matter how good they look, buy perishables at a warehouse club only if you’re feeding a large household, planning a party or provisioning a business. Otherwise, your grocer’s smaller quantities are a better deal. Wendy Liebmann, CEO of New York marketing firm WSL Strategic Retail, advises flexibility, however. She recommends warehouse clubs’ store-brand products, which she says tend to be top quality, as well as cheaper than their national counterparts. Stocking up on everyday goods can save you time and gas money by preventing more frequent trips — but only if you have the storage space and enough cash.

So split costs with a friend or relative to cut your upfront expenses and avoid buying more than you need. “In order to save, you need to spend,” Liebmann explained.

Five points to consider on mortgage refinancing By DAVID PITT AP Personal Finance Writer

DES MOINES, Iowa — The last time mortgage interest rates were as low as they are now you could buy a gallon of gas for 19 cents, and you could buy a loaf of bread for 16 cents. So what’s turned the home loan clock back to 1951? The federal government’s attempt to fight a stubborn economy that seems stuck in first gear. One of the benefits of the Federal Reserve’s continuing low interest strategy is cheap loans. Borrowers can finance their home purchase for an average 4.2 percent on a 30-year fixed-rate home loan, says governmentcontrolled mortgage buyer Freddie Mac. That means a homeowner with a $200,000 mortgage with an interest rate of 6.07 percent could save more

than $230 a month on principal and interest payments at current rates. Conventional mortgage applications for refinancing jumped 24 percent last week over the week before. That’s the strongest pace since mid-April 2009, according to Mortgage Bankers Association figures. The 30-year fixed rate loan has been under 5 percent for more than five months, Freddie Mac said. How’s a homeowner to decide whether to refinance? For those with an adjustable rate mortgage, now is a good time to lock in interest at a permanently low rate. Also, it makes sense for homeowners with good credit scores who plan on staying in the home for several more years. Online calculators can help you estimate the time it will take to recover your financing costs, giving you an idea

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My advice is to step back and don’t push Skye. Be glad she can confide in her sister, and check with your older girl periodically to find out if there is anything you should know. Dear Abby: Due to the war on terror and a renewed sense of patriotism, more individuals and businesses are displaying American flags. However, many appear to be unfamiliar with flag etiquette. With Veteran’s Day approaching (Nov. 11), please encourage readers to inspect their flags and make sure they are being displayed correctly. If the flag is torn or dirty, it should be cleaned and mended, or disposed of with dignity. A properly handled flag is a sign of respect to those who have served, and currently serve, to protect the freedoms we Americans often take for granted. — Proud of my Veteran Dear Proud: Your letter is timely and important. Proud Americans who display flags should be aware of a rule of flag etiquette that states that the flag should be in good condition. Sadly, I have seen more than a few that looked like faded red, white and blue rags.

Iron overload treated one way Dear Dr. Gott: My mother is 81 years old. She has a problem with producing too much iron in her blood. The only treatment that we are aware of is to have blood drawn off when the count gets too high. What causes this? Is it hereditary? What can we do to keep the count low? Also, when the count starts to get high, her head starts to itch and she feels totally worn out. Can you help us? Dear Reader: Your mother is likely suffering from a condition known as hemochromatosis. It is the most common form of iron-overload disease. There are several forms, including primary/hereditary, secondary, juvenile and neonatal. Primary or hereditary hemochromatosis is generally caused by a defect of the gene HFE, which regulates the amount of iron absorbed from food. There are two mutations, C282Y and H63D. Those with one copy of the defect C282Y become carriers who don’t develop hemo-

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chromatosis but may have higherthan-normal iron levels throughout life. Those with two copies can develop the condition. Secondary is caused by anemia, alcoholism and other disorders. Juvenile and neonatal hemochromatosis are caused by a mutation of the gene hemojuvelin. Treatment, as you know, is phlebotomy (blood drawing). If started before the condition progresses, it may prevent symptoms; otherwise, it typically improves but doesn’t eliminate symptoms. Arthritis caused by iron overload will not benefit from treatment. There is no other treatment available.

IN THE STARS Your Birthday, Oct. 22;

You are far luckier in situations where you rely only on yourself alone. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - Be supportive of your mate in joint endeavors. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) - Enjoy yourself and have a good time, but be extra mindful of common health concerns. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - If you behave too flamboyantly, members of the opposite gender might not want to see you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - Do not overstep the perimeters of your authority. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) - Without realizing it, you could be extremely intolerant. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) - This could turn out to be one of those rainy days. ARIES (March 21-April 19) - On the whole, others will enjoy working alongside you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) - You’ve heard of the old saying “What goes around comes around.” GEMINI (May 21-June 20) - A tip given to you by a well-intentioned friend could be of little substance,. CANCER (June 21-July 22) - Strive to be cognizant of the feelings of your family members. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - A particular philosophy that works well for you won’t for a friend. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) - Although you might be enjoying a slight edge in a commercial arrangement, keep in mind that it could be extremely thin.

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Special Notices

Cheap Tractor Work: Bush hogging, boxblade, fix driveways, lot scraping & hauling Call 828-748-0174

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M Yorkie Black & brown, red collar Lost 10/11: Doggetts Grove area. 828-228-1455 or 245-0492 after 4:30p

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0151 Garage/Estate Sales 1st Time Sale Union Mills: 885 Horn Mill Rd. (1st left off Nanneytown Rd.) Sat. 7A-til Bedroom suite and more! 2 Family Yard Sale 110 Bechtler Court (Rutherford Towne off 221) Sat. 7A-12P Furniture, womens/mens/ childrens clothes, household and more! 2 FAMILY YARD SALE FC: 986 Ferry Rd. Sat. 7A-until Household items, clothes, baby items, toys, antiques and much more!

2 family yard sale: Forest Hills, 253 Briarwood, Sat. 7A-Noon

FUNDRAISER YARD SALE FC: 227 Thermal Dr. (off Piney Ridge) Sat. 7A-until Proceeds to benefit cancer patient. Rain date 10/30/10 GARAGE SALE Rfdtn: 1382 Moss Rd. (off Coopers Gap Rd.) Sat. 7A-until Holiday decor, canning jars, craft items, books, furniture, dishes, much more!

Large black and white dog with new collar. Found 10/9 near Robbins Brick Call to describe 245-3099

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3 FAMILY Ellenboro: 1603 Walls Church Rd. Sat. 7A-Noon Home interiors, antiques, glassware, clothes, furniture, tools and computer monitors

ESTATE YARD SALE Caroleen: 133 Henrietta St. Saturday October 23rd 7A-12P Furniture, household goods, clothing and lots more!

Female Yellow Lab cross puppy. Found 10/15 at 247 Old Morganton Rd., Union Mills. Call 287-7020

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HUGE YARD SALE Spindale Elementary School Saturday 8A-until Household, clothing, toys. Sponsored by the PTO, support your local school

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Reward Lost fiberglass extension ladder. Fri morning Oct 15, Cleghorn/Shiloh roads. 286-3193

0151 Garage/Estate Sales

Huge garage sale: Jamesfield Dr off 64/74 west past Scoggins, Thurs., Fri., Sun, 9A-until. Infant/adult clothes, furniture, toys and more HUGE MOVING SALE Bostic: 150 Olde Cobblestone Dr. (Cobblestone Development between Sammy's and Washburn Store on Bostic-Sunshine Hwy) Saturday 7:30A-12P Huge Multi-Family: FC, beside Hardee's on Broadway at Water's Florist Sat. 7A-until Clothes, bake sale items, toys, tools, household items Huge multi-family: Gilkey, 525 Chili Bowl Rd. 221N, turn on Gilboa Ch. Rd, 2nd rd on right, Sat. 7A-until. Baby items, clothes, exercise equipment, tools, baked goods

BROOKVIEW HEALTHCARE We're Growing Our Staff C.N.A.'s All Shifts RN/LPN's All Shifts FLOOR TECH - PT Apply in person at:

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Moving Sale FC: 433 E. Main St. Sat. 7:30A-Noon Furn., washer/dryer & household MULTI FAMILY FC: 488 Bethany Church Rd. Fri. 3:30P-until & Sat. 7:30A-until Kids clothes, toys, books and more Multi-family: FC 455 Byers Rd., Sat. 7A-until. Nascar collectibles, clothes different sizes, furniture. Something for everyone. Bring a $1 to see what you can buy Rfdtn: 140 Hall Rd., Gilkey area, Fri., Sat., 8A-2P. Lots of antiques (bottles, dolls, dishes, rocking chairs, crock jugs, mirror), large Craftsman table saw, 4 speed lathe, tools, English saddle, reg. saddle, collectibles. Call for directions 288-2103

Spindale: Green Boat & Motor, 231 Oakland Rd., Fri, 1P-6P, Sat. 7A-until. Good stuff, military jackets/shirts, Logo caps, boots/shoes, knives, buckles, pictures, bowls/pitchers, jewelry, clothes Yard Sale FC: 2254 Hudlow Rd., north of Whitesides on right. Sat. 8A-5P Items priced to go, household, electronics

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BOOKKEEPER Send resumes to: PO Box 1921, Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Administrative

0563 Misc. Items for Sale

Administrative Assistant/ Secretary Send resumes to: PO Box 1921, Rutherfordton, NC 28139

2 window air conditioners 12K BTU Whirlpool $125, 8K BTU GE, $80. Call 305-8661

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3 bird cages, exc. cond. 1 dome shape, Cockatiel or Love Birds 828-245-3370

Providence United Methodist Church is seeking part-time pianist/music director. Call Rev. Bradley at 247-4635

Toshiba TV (not thin) $225 obo 828-245-3370

WILL CLEAN HOUSES, start laundry, etc. Dependable & reasonable Call 245-2710

Washer/dryer, white, $250. Maytag washer, 1 yr old, $175. Call 305-8661

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Free mixed pit bull/lab puppies 7 wks old Call 828-429-9176 lv msg.

Miniature Dachshund pups Cute little wieners CKC reg., 6 wks. old, black or tan, male or female $250 FC 828-248-1023 Winter is here, free kittens will warm your heart! Please call 286-9052 btwn 12-6pm

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2 BR apts., stove, refrig., w/d hookup, cable included. Wells Drive, $370/mo. Westgate, $400/mo. Other units available. Call 245-0016 Rutherford Co. Rentals

3BR/2BA single level town home, with attached garage, great

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Junk Vehicles Wanted

No title required. Paying $245 & up. Any size vehicles, Cash on the spot PLUS Free Large Pizza included. Picking up vehicles 24 hrs, 7 days/also buying catalytic converters $35 ea. Call 828-202-1715

Scrap Wars

located inside Rutherfordton city limits. No pets! 828-429-4288

Creekside Crossing Apartments One & Two Bedroom Apartments Available Now! Located at: 450 West Street, Spindale, NC 828-288-3738 Tuesday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm 55+ or 45+ if handicapped or disabled SECTION 8 WELCOME Certified Energy Star units allows for 5% discount on electric services. Equal Housing Opportunity! Disability accessible units. Professionally managed by Partnership Property Management, an equal opportunity employer and provider. Very nice large remodeled 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Townhome Apts. Starting at $375/mo. Washer/dryer hookup and water included. Carriage House Apts.

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2BR Apt. on W. Court St. in Rfdtn. $350/mo. + dep. and ref's. Call 287-3535

Forest City, Main St.

convenience. Walk to new eateries & upcoming shops. 1 & 2BR avail. Starting at $375. Call for details. Arlington Ridge, 247 Arlington St. 828-447-3233 Richmond Hill Senior Apts. in Rfdtn 1BR Units w/handicap accessible units avail. Sec 8 assistance avail. 287-2578 Hours: Mon., Tues., & Thurs. 7-3. TDD Relay 1-800-735-2962 Equal Housing Opportunity. Income Based Rent.

SELL OR RENT your property in the Classifieds! Call 245-6431 or stop by the office to place your ad Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm 0620

Homes for Rent

135 Arlington St., FC 3BR/ 1BA $500/mo. + $300 sec. dep. No pets! 864-576-9340 2BR House Rfdtn area Central h/a $400/mo. + dep. No pets! Call 286-9383 3BR/1BA House in Ellenboro Cent. h/a $500/mo. $500 dep. No pets! Call 864-902-9060 Newly Remodeled 2BR/1BA home in FC. $475/mo. Call Scott McCall 828-447-7222 Old Hollis Rd., Ellenboro, 2BR/1BA, fenced-in back yard, sitting on 3 acres, very nice, all laminate floors, $550/mo. Call for info 828-286-3527

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Beauty Shop/Office building, 860 Oakland Rd., 828-286-4252 2BR/2BA Cent. h/a, stove, refrig. No pets. $425 + $300 dep. 245-5703 or 286-8665

3 Bedroom/2 Bath on private lot in

Ellenboro area. Central h/a. No pets! $525/mo. + $525 dep. References req.

Call 828-248-1681

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5104 10-SP-013 AMENDED NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY

AMENDED NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY

UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Dane Markham, dated May 25, 2007 and recorded on May 25, 2007, in Book No. 958, at Page 702 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina; and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness secured thereby and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements contained therein and, pursuant to demand of the holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will place for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at Rutherford County Courthouse, Rutherfordton, North Carolina on October 26, 2010 at 10:00 AM that parcel of land, including improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the City of Rutherfordton, County of Rutherford, State of North Carolina, and being more particularly described in the above referenced Deed of Trust.

UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Kevin J. Hamby and Cindy A. Hamby, dated May 26, 2005 and recorded on May 26, 2005, in Book No. 841, at Page 468 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina; and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness secured thereby and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements contained therein and, pursuant to demand of the holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will place for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at Rutherford County Courthouse, Rutherfordton, North Carolina on October 26, 2010 at 10:00 AM that parcel of land, including improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the City of Rutherfordton, County of Rutherford, State of North Carolina, and being more particularly described in the above referenced Deed of Trust.

Address of property: 1550 Harris Springs Road, Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Address of property: 1395 Cove Road, Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Tax Parcel ID: 1614575/1614574

Tax Parcel ID: 809080/1644303

Present Record Owners: Dane Markham

Present Record Owners: Kevin J. Hamby and Cindy A. Hamby

The terms of the sale are that the real property hereinbefore described will be sold for cash to the highest bidder. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. In the event that the Owner and Holder or its intended assignee is exempt from paying the same, the successful bidder shall be required to pay revenue stamps on the Trustee’s Deed, and any Land Transfer Tax.

The terms of the sale are that the real property hereinbefore described will be sold for cash to the highest bidder. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. In the event that the Owner and Holder or its intended assignee is exempt from paying the same, the successful bidder shall be required to pay revenue stamps on the Trustee’s Deed, and any Land Transfer Tax.

The real property hereinabove described is being offered for sale “AS IS, WHERE IS” and will be sold subject to all superior liens, unpaid taxes, and special assessments. Other conditions will be announced at the sale. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required.

The real property hereinabove described is being offered for sale “AS IS, WHERE IS” and will be sold subject to all superior liens, unpaid taxes, and special assessments. Other conditions will be announced at the sale. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required.

If the Trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the Trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the Trustee, in its sole discretion, if it believes the challenge to have merit, may declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy.

If the Trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the Trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the Trustee, in its sole discretion, if it believes the challenge to have merit, may declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy.

Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential With Less Than 15 Rental Units:

Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential With Less Than 15 Rental Units:

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.

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.

Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a bona fide lease or tenancy may have additional rights pursuant to Title VII of 5.896 - Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act which became effective on May 20, 2009.

Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a bona fide lease or tenancy may have additional rights pursuant to Title VII of 5.896 - Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act which became effective on May 20, 2009.

Dated: September 28, 2010

Dated: September 28, 2010

Posted:_______________________ Witness: Assistant/Deputy Clerk of Superior Court

Posted:_______________________ Witness: Assistant/Deputy Clerk of Superior Court

David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee By:________________________________ Attorney at Law Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC Attorneys for David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee 2550 West Tyvola Road, Suite 520 Charlotte, NC 28217 (704) 697-5809

David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee By:________________________________ Attorney at Law Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC Attorneys for David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee 2550 West Tyvola Road, Suite 520 Charlotte, NC 28217 (704) 697-5809

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North Carolina, Rutherford County NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 377 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Tyson Fowler and wife, Kimberly K. Spell-Fowler and Karen R. Spell dated December 14, 2007 to BB&T Collateral Service Corporation, Trustee for Branch Banking and Trust Company, recorded in Book 996, Page 578, 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: All that certain lot or parcel of land situated in the Town of Lake Lure, Chimney Rock Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina and more particularly described as follows: Situate, lying and being in Chimney Rock Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina and being all of the 2.007 acre tract shown as Lot No. 48 on Plat entitled “Sweetbriar Farms Phase 2”, Sheet 2 of 3, as shown on Plat of Record in Plat Book 25, at Page 85, Rutherford County Registry. Permanent Parcel Number: 16-36799 Property Address/Location: Lot 48, Phase 2, Sweetbriar Farms Lake Lure, NC 28746

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Mobile Homes for Rent

3BR/2BA near Harris Elem. $90/week + $200 deposit 828-245-6312 or 447-5432 Priv. lot Nice 2BR/2 full BA Air, d/w, utility bldg., porches. Hudlow Rd. 704-481-8200 Rent to Own: 2 & 3BR SW MH Spindale area Call 429-3976

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 Register of 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 per son 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. 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 For more information visit www.smithdebnam.com. File No. 970395-1896, 755067 10/22, 10/29/2010

North Carolina, Rutherford County AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 111 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by William R. Breen, Jr. and wife Noelia D. Breen to Robert L. Mebane, Trustee(s), which was dated April 23, 2003 and recorded on April 29, 2003 in Book 0726 at Page 0175, 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, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, 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 of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on November 3, 2010 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rutherford County, North Carolina, to wit: SITUATE lying and being in Chimney Rock Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina and being the remaining portion of the property described in Deed Book 553, Page 650 and being described in accordance with a new plat of survey done by Professional Surveying Services dated February 26, 2001 as follows: Beginning at an existing PK nail set in the centerline of the intersection of Bills Creek Road, S.R. 1008, and Howell Road, S.R. 1372, and running thence from said beginning PK nail along the centerline of Bills Creek Road South 07 degrees 19 minutes 11 seconds West 33.65 feet to a new iron pin, said pin marking the common easternmost corner of the tract described herein and the Wilkerson property described in Deed Book 526, Page 522; thence leaving the centerline of Bills Creek Road and running along and with the Wilkerson boundary on the following calls: North 38 degrees 41 minutes 15 seconds West 24.75 feet to a point; thence North 56 degrees 34 minutes 36 seconds West 206.95 feet to a PK nail in Howell Road; thence North 64 degrees 00 minutes 21 seconds West 126.67 feet to a PK nail, said nail being the common northernmost corner of the aforesaid Wilkerson property and the Robinson property described in Deed Book 633, Page 168; thence leaving the Wilkerson boundary and running along and with Howell Road and the Robinson boundary North 67 degrees 17 minutes 39 seconds West 56.47 feet to a PK nail, said PK nail marking the common southernmost corner of the tract described herein and the Wilson property described in Deed Book 702, Page 273; thence leaving Howell Road and running along and with the Wilson boundary on the following calls: North 60 degrees 56 minutes 26 seconds East 138.54 feet , passing an existing iron pin at 22.36 feet, to an existing iron pin; thence North 27 degrees 14 minutes 33 seconds West 213.94 feet to an existing iron pin located in the Dalton property described in Deed Book 671, Page 559; thence leaving the Wilson boundary and running along and with the Dalton boundary North 56 degrees 53 minutes 15 seconds East 180.69 feet to an existing iron pin located in the Dalton boundary described in Deed Book 484, Page 63; thence running with said Dalton boundary South 43 degrees 16 minutes 27 seconds East 135.99 feet to an existing iron pin located in the western boundary of the Wilkerson property described in Deed Book 629, Page 447; thence leaving the Dalton boundary and running along and with the Wilkerson boundary on the following calls: South 03 degrees 31 minutes 49 seconds East 134.73 feet to an existing iron pin; thence South 30 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East 157.76 feet to an existing iron pin; thence South 06 degrees 15 minutes 42 seconds East 112.93 feet, passing a new iron pin at 66.57 feet to a PK nail set in the centerline of Bills Creek Road; thence running along and with the centerline of Bills Creek Road South 09 degrees 44 minutes 56 seconds West 51.85 feet to the point and place of beginning and containing 2.36 acres, more or less. See copy of plat in Deed of Trust Book 616, Page 518. Tax Map 535-1-20. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as: 120 Howell Road, Lake Lure, NC 28746 Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (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. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are 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, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are William R. Breen, Jr.. 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, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Brock & Scott, PLLC Substitute Trustee Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 09-06532-FC02, 756562

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20+/-ac., with farm house Mixture of wooded, pasture tillable bottom land. Call 704-481-0548, 828-289-8507 or 828-429-0081

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2000 Volvo S70 SE Auto, leather, moon roof $2,850 Call 828-980-4119

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North Carolina, Rutherford County AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 036

Date of Sale: November 3, 2010 at 10:30AM Location of Sale: Rutherford County Courthouse Record Owner(s): Tyson Fowler, Kimberly K. Spell-Fowler & Karen R. Spell

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Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Janie E Craig, Unmarried to Scott R. Valby, Trustee(s), which was dated December 19, 2008 and recorded on December 19, 2008 in Book 1029 at Page 369, 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, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, 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 of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on October 26, 2010 at 11:30AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rutherford County, North Carolina, to wit: Lying and being on the North Side of U.S Highway No. 74 about three miles east of town of Forest City, NC and being Lot No. 6 of the Elview Subdivision as sold by W. Carl Huntley on October 4, 1962 and shown on a plat of said subdivision made by F.A. Wilkie, surveyor and or recorded in Plat Book 5 at Page 96, to whcih reference is hereby made for a more full and complete descripton. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as: 1623 US Highway 74 Business, Ellenboro, NC 28040 Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (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. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are 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, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Janie E. Craig. 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, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Brock & Scott, PLLC Substitute Trustee Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 10-00378-FC01, 754589 10/15, 10/22/2010

North Carolina, Rutherford County NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 196 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Victor Todd Sprankle and wife, Vicki Selinda Sprankle and Ricki Alan Miller dated September 6, 2006 to BB&T Collateral Service Corporation, Trustee for Branch Banking and Trust Company, recorded in Book 916, Page 540, 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 1.752 acre tract shown as Lot #120 on plat entitled “Clearwater Creek Phase 7,” Sheet One of Five, as shown on plat of record in Plat Book 26 at Page 297, 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 Victor Todd Sprankle and wife, Vicki Selinda Sprankle and Ricki Alan Miller, single by deed dated September 6, 2006 and of record in Deed Book 912, at Page 813, Rutherford County Registry. Property Address: Lot 120, Phase 7, Clearwater Creek Subdivision, Creekside Circle Rutherfordton, NC 28139 Date of Sale: November 3, 2010 at 10:30AM Location of Sale: Rutherford County Courthouse Record Owner(s): Victor Todd Sprankle, Vicki Selinda Sprankle, and Ricki Alan Miller 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 Register of 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 per son 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. 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 For more information visit www.smithdebnam.com. File No. JWT 97392520, 755060 10/22, 10/29/2010

The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Friday, October 22, 2010 — 7B

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Having qualified as Executor of the estate of RUTH GOODE MELTON of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said RUTH GOODE MELTON to present them to the undersigned on or before the 15th 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 15th day of October, 2010.

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Rutherford County Visual Artists Guild, Rutherfordton: Wonders of Wood exhibit, through Nov. 15 Nantucket mini-basket class, Nov. 6, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday.

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