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Halloween events planned around area — Page 2 Sports Fever pitch East Rutherford’s soccer playoff hopes hung in the balance as they faced off with Chase Wednesday

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County workers face 3-day furloughs


By SCOTT BAUGHMAN Daily Courier Staff Writer

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Seniors from the Rutherford County Senior Center presented a Tribute to Michael Jackson with a performance of “Thriller” during Grub Day at Isothermal Community College.

Mayor, two council seats will be elected in Lake Lure By SCOTT BAUGHMAN Daily Courier Staff Writer

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LAKE LURE – Five candidates are competing for two open seats on the town council here. And voters will choose a new mayor for the first time in several years on Tuesday. Bill Frykberg and Bob Keith are facing off to see who will succeed long time Mayor Jim Proctor as chief executive for this resort town. Bill Beason, Rick Coley, Mary Ann Dotson, John Moore and Melvin Owensby are in contention for the two council seats. Frykberg said his main focus is on economic development and has pointed to his experience as former chairman of the Rutherford County Economic Development Commission as a key qualification.

“Much of our tourism infrastructure is old and in some cases in need of serious repair,” Frykberg said. “It hurts our community that we aren’t up-to-date with economic development here. Some properties need to be torn down and rebuilt because there’s only so much you can put into a structure. As much as possible, these need to be green projects. And they need to meet Lake Lure’s architectural standards. If you visit my Web site,, you can see many areas that we can develop. It is critical that we complete the green line to connect to the sewer plant in Rutherfordton so we can get that sewer issue nailed down. We also need to look into Please see Election, Page 6



RUTHERFORDTON — County employees will soon be asked to take three days of unpaid leave between now and June 13, 2010, to make up a $350,000 budget shortfall. Lower than expected sales tax revenues and state budget changes have led to the shortfall in the county’s budget at the end of the first quarter of fiscal year 2009-2010. County Commissioners will vote on the recommended unpaid leave at their November meeting Monday. Officials had hoped spending some of the county’s fund balance would help them avoid any pay cuts or unpaid leave for county employees. “It was recommended to Commissioners that the county commit approximately $1,800,000 of fund balance in fiscal year 2008-2009 and fiscal year 2009-2010 to balance last year’s and this year’s budget,” County Manager John Condrey explained. “This $1,800,000 is the amount that was added to the fund balance in FY2007-2008. The theory was that the county’s fund balance will be no worse off when we start FY2010-2011 than when we started FY2007-2008. At the end of the first quarter we anticipate spending $350,000 more than the $1.8 million in fund balance.” The $350,000 amount is due to lower sales tax collections for four of the past five months — Please see County, Page 6


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Robert Martelle of Martelle and Williams Law firm in Rutherfordton, offers free legal advice Wednesday during a special free legal clinic administered by Pisgah Legal Services at Foothills Connect, Rutherfordton. About 12 Rutherford County lawyers participated in the three hour clinic, offering free advice to a number of clients. The clinic was held in conjunction with Celebrate Pro Bono October 2009.

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By JEAN GORDON Daily Courier Staff Writer


FOREST CITY — When Vietnam veteran Jerry Dale Nelon, 60, traveled to Wilmington last weekend to join 60 other men from the Charlie Company of the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infanty Regiment in the 199th Light Infantry, he took along a souvenir he picked up in Vietnam. The company served from December 1969 to December 1970 in Vietnam. Nelson took the chainsaw he uncovered in a cache in the jungles of Vietnam.

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The chainsaw became a conversation piece for all the Vietnam veterans at Company Captain Jim McGinnis’s home near Jacksonville.

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Lights of Love will be held at ICC on Nov. 14

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Pilot Club members, from left, Dianne Lambert, Donna McCann and Violet Lutz are promoting the 30th annual Lights of Love to be held Nov. 14 around the lake at Isothermal Community College. The event is being held earlier this year due to the past few years of inclement weather and burning bans. Luminaries are $2 each and are available by calling 245-8867.

FOREST CITY — The Pilot Club of Rutherford County will hold its 30th annual Lights of Love around Lake Imogene at Isothermal Community College Nov. 14. The luminaries are in honor or in memory of loved ones and will be lighted at sun down and burn for several hours that evening. This is a service project as well as a fundraiser for Rutherford County Pilots. Traditionally held in December, the event has been hampered by burning bans and bad weather the last few years. This year, the Pilots decided to hold the event in November, and are selling the luminaries throughout the county. The cost is $2 for each luminary. Luminaries can be purchased for $2 from any Pilot Club member. Chairman of this year’s project is Donna Ohmstead, 245-8867. The Pilot Club of Rutherford County is a part of Pilot International and focuses on helping persons with brain-related disorders and disabilities through education, volunteerism, and financial support.

The Pilot Club of Rutherford County obtained and matched Pilot International Foundation grants to implement Project Lifeline in 1983 and Project Lifesaver in 2007. Rutherford County Pilots continue to support both programs with monetary donations every year. The Pilot Club of Rutherford County sponsors Pilot International Foundation’s signature project, BrainMinders™, a public service program designed to educate children and adults about the prevention of brain injuries. BrainMinders™ provides special presentations of BrainMinder Buddies as puppets to children in pre-school and second graders. Another educational Pilot project is the Kids on the Block program for all third graders. Additional organizations and projects supported by Pilots are SafeKids, Camp Harmony, South Mountain Camp, special needs classes in Rutherford County Schools, The East Rutherford High School Anchor Club, Rutherford Life Services and many other community projects.

Halloween events are scheduled around area

FOREST CITY — A Halloween alternative for children, a costume pet contest, a costume Fun Run, a costume party at Mooneyham library, a Trail of Terror, and an Ultimate Horror Explosion are among events for children and families Friday and Saturday. Two of the events, the Fun Run and library costume party are high school senior projects and are fund raisers. “Kidz Blitz!” will be held Saturday at The Foundation, Isothermal Community College. Doors opens at 6:30 p.m. The 90-minute show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $2 in

advance and $3 at the door. Kidz Blitz is a highenergy, faith-based, interactive family show that is an alternative to trick-or-treating on Halloween night. It is a live show, completely interactive and highly engaging. Kids will not simply sit and watch, they will participate. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Other Halloween events include:

Pet Costume Contest, Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Forest City Pets, 141 Thomas St., Forest City. The contest winner will receive a year’s supply

of dog or cat food. The contest is held in conjunction with the new pet store’s grand opening Halloween weekend. The third annual Trail of Terror will be Friday and Saturday beginning at noon at 481 Brooks Road, Bostic, off Whiteside Road. Proceeds will buy food for needy families. Call 1-828-748-9945 for more information. The Costume Party fundraiser at Mooneyham Public Library, Forest City, begins at 8 p.m. Saturday and is sponsored by Shelly Stacey and Corina Escalara, their senior projects, from REaCH. Concessions will be available. Costume Fun Run at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Isothermal Community College. Senior Carsyn

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Father’s Vineyard and other churches are sponsoring The Ultimate Horror Explosion beginning at 10 p.m. Saturday Butler is hosting the Costume Fun Run and 5K run with all proceeds going to Hospice of Rutherford County. 5K starts at 8:30 a.m. Fun Run (ages 10 and under) begins at 9:30 a.m. Register at Hospice or by e-mail to carsonlbutler@ Trick or Treat for Books begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at KidSenses Children’s Museum, Rutherfordton. Children are invited to wear Halloween costumes and receive a free book. $1 off general admission. Black Pearls Farm, DePriest Road, Bostic, is sponsoring a Haunted Farm and Wrestling Match Saturday beginning at 3 p.m. Father’s Vineyard and other churches are sponsoring The Ultimate Horror Explosion beginning at 10 p.m. Saturday at the former K-Mart building, off U.S. 74A, behind Denny’s restaurant. Tickets are $5. 9th Annual Harvest Festival: Oct. 31, 6 to 8:30 p.m., New Harvest Church; inflatables, games and more; Trunk or Treat begins at 8 p.m.; concessions will be sold; church

located at the corner of Bethany Church Road and Countryside Drive. Trunk or Treat: Saturday, Oct. 31, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Community Worship Center, 400 Church St., Spindale. Fall Festival: Oct. 31, Caroleen Baptist Church; poor man’s supper starts at 5 p.m.; in lieu of a charge, bring canned goods for the food pantry; Trunk or Treat and hayride from 6 to 7 p.m.; photo booth sponsored by the church youth; pictures $1 and $2. Trunk or Treat: Oct. 31, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Walls Baptist Church; free hot dogs. “Hallow Him”: (A Halloween alternative) Oct. 31, 3 to 7 p.m., at New Bethel Baptist Church in Harris. Games, hayride and Trunk or Treat. Haunted Trail: Oct. 27-31, begins around dark each evening, one mile south of Hardin’s Drug (221A) in Caroleen, turn left on Powell Road; $5 per person; sponsored by community youth; proceeds for the Church of The Exceptional. Annual fall festival: Oct.

31, 4 to 9 p.m., Mountain Creek Baptist Church; food, games, hayrides, fun and fellowship. Trunk or Treat: Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m. Second Baptist Church, Rutherfordton; also, one free photo per child. Trunk or Treat: Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m., Second Baptist Church, 191 Green St., Rutherfordton. Trunk or Treat: Oct. 31, noon to 4 p.m., New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 619 Ledbetter Road, Spindale; hot dogs will be served. Fall Blast: Oct. 31, 4 to 8 p.m., Race Path Baptist Church, Ellenboro; games for all ages; prizes, cake walk, costume contest, pizza, and Trunk or Treat. Trunk or Treat: Oct. 31, noon to 4 p.m., New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 619 Ledbetter Rd., Spindale. Fall festival: Oct. 31, 4 to 6 p.m., Long Branch Road Baptist Church; games, hayride and food. Trunk or Treat: Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m., West Point Baptist Church, 1160 Union Rd., Rutherfordton.

Have fun, be safe FOREST CITY — Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids, and to help ensure they have a safe holiday, the American Academy of Pediatrics offers the following safety tips. All Dressed Up: n Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame. n Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and Trick-orTreat bags for greater visibility. n Because masks can limit or block eyesight, consider non-toxic makeup and decorative hats as safer alternatives. Hats should fit properly. n When shopping for costumes, wigs and accessories look for and purchase those with a label clearly indicating they are flame resistant. n If a sword, cane or stick is a part of your child’s costume, make sure it is not sharp or too long. n Obtain flashlights with fresh batteries for all children and escorts. n Teach children how to call 9-1-1 if they have an emergency or become lost. About those pumpkins: n Small children should never

carve pumpkins. n Votive candles are safest for candle-lit pumpkins. n Candlelit pumpkins should be placed on a sturdy table, away from curtains and other flammable objects, and never be left unattended. Home Safe Home: n To keep homes safe for visiting trick-or-treaters, parents should remove from the porch and front yard anything a child could trip over. n Parents should check outdoor lights and replace burned-out bulbs. n Wet leaves should be swept up. n Restrain pets. Trick-or-Treat trail: n A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds. n If your older children are going alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time to return home. n Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat. n Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk. If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic. n Never cut across yards or use alleys.

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Rutherford Notes


Flu Vaccine availability updated

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The 55th home built by Habitat for Humanity in the county was dedicated on Thursday night. Members of Contributed Photo the Hampton family, who received the home, are pictured left to right: Kahaji, Kiana, Latasha and Raheem. The Harmon Family received their new home from Habitat’s Monday and Tuesday Construction Crew Habitat for Humanity Thursday night. It was the 54th volunteers worked on the Hampton’s home as well home built by Habitat in the county. Members of as house number 54, the Harmon home. Both homes the Harmon family are pictured left to right: Sharon, Jessica, Jarvis and Jasmine. The FaithWorks Coalition, were also worked on by the county’s first Women Build consisting of 21 churches and their construction crews, project — a team of over 40 women that did construction work on Mother’s Day. worked on the Harmon home.

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an amount about $245,000 less than expected. State budget cuts have also hit the county for about $145,000. Critical services won’t be short staffed during the furloughs. “Department heads have cut enough money from their budgets to allow the county to put a contingency line item in place so that the Sheriff’s Department, Detention, 911 and EMS could pay part-time employees to fill in as needed for furlough time,” Condrey explained. Condrey

and the department heads are recommending commissioners ask county employees to take off Nov. 25, Dec. 23 and April 5, 2010. “Department heads reviewed their budgets and found reductions in the amount of $240,000,” Condrey said. “These three days of unpaid leave amount to approximately $140,000. This meets our target of $350,000 plus a cushion for bringing in Emergency Service personnel as needed for the three days.” The county’s budget will be balanced again if commissioners

vote to act on Condrey’s recommendation, but he stopped short of saying it wouldn’t happen again. “After the end of the second quarter on Dec. 31, we will reanalyze the county’s budgetary position,” Condrey said. “It is possible that this could require additional salary sacrifices. However, the goal would be to make these adjustments now and hope the economy stabilizes or moves in a more positive direction.” Contact Baughman via e-mail at

SPINDALE — Rutherford County Health Department has the following flu vaccines available: n Seasonal Flu Injectable Vaccines for: Children ages 6 months through 35 months; n Limited H1N1 Injections are available for: People ages 6 months through 24 years of age; Pregnant Women; People who live with or care for infants younger than 6 months of age; Health Care workers and emergency medical personnel; n Limited H1N1 flu mist is available for: People ages 2 years through 24 years of age; People ages 25 through 49 years of age who live with or care for infants younger than 6 months of age or are Health Care workers or emergency medical personnel. These injections and/or flu mists are given Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The health department is out of seasonal flu vaccines for adults and is not sure at this time if it will receive any more seasonal flu vaccines. Please check with your local pharmacies and physician’s office to see if they have seasonal flu vaccines and/or H1N1 vaccines or mist.

Golf tournament planned LAKE LURE — This year marks the sixth for “Help us Help,” an employee initiative at Rumbling Bald Reort to help provide Christmas to children in the care of Social Serivces who otherwise would not be able to celebrate a traditional family Christmas. Two primary fundraising events for “Help us Help” are coming up in November and December. The first is the 2009 Help Us Help Golf Tournament, scheduled for Nov. 14 at Bald Mountain Golf Course. The format for the tournament is four person teams with Captain’s Choice Scramble Format Low Gross Score. Ladies may shoot from red tee, ages 60 and older may play yellow tees and all others play from white tees. The shotgun start is at 11 a.m. Cost to play is $50 per person (resort members $45 with POA card), and includes golf and cart, lunch and goody bag. Muligans are available for $5 (limit two per player). Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams and four individual awards – longest drive holes number nine and 15 and closest tot he pin, holes number six and 12. First place is $160, second is $120 and third is $80. For additional information call 877-868-0083 or e-mail The Christmas Bake Sale fundraiser will be held Dec. 7 at Lakeview Restaurant.

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FOREST CITY — Rutherford Electric Membership Corporation will hold its 72nd annual membership meeting Saturday, Oct. 31, at West Lincoln High School in Lincolnton. The meeting is expected to draw hundreds of member-owners from a 10-county service area that stretches from the southeastern tip of Mitchell County in the west, to the eastern edge of Gaston County on the Catawba River. Registration and entertainment start at 10 a.m., with the business meeting convening at 11 a.m. Bluegrass gospel duo Darin and Brooke Aldridge of Cherryville, will provide the entertainment. During the business meeting, Rutherford EMC will elect four members to the board of directors for three-year terms and hear reports from Board President Joseph N. Quinn and General Manager Joseph H. Joplin. A large assortment of door prizes will be given away to registered members at the conclusion of the meeting, followed by refreshments. Rutherford EMC serves more than 66,900 families, farms and businesses and has assets of over 247 million dollars.


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Our Views Let’s have a safe Halloween


t’s been said many times before, but the message is just as important as it was last year: Protect those little ghosties, goblins, mini-Darth Vaders and masked Snow Whites. Halloween is a fun time, but this is 2009, and one never knows who will be on the road or opening a door as children go trick-or-treating. To that end, The Courier today is publishing a list of things to think about during the time the children are out going door-to-door. It’s mostly common sense, but it is common sense that usually prevents silly — and sometimes, tragic mistakes. Check out the list to refresh your memories so that you’ll be street-wise on Saturday night.

Time to study plan


he U.S. House is ready to reveal its plan for the health care overhaul. There is sure to be many people throwing their hands in the air when the details are known. Remember, there is still time for debate, which, we hope, probes the details of the plan and its impact on the American people. The final bill is sure to be forged by a conference committee of both Houses. Then comes the all-important vote.

Our readers’ views Criticizes project and county commissioner To the editor: You don’t know what you missed if you were not at the Oct. 5 County Commissioners’ meeting. Eddie Holland continues to consistently vote with Commissioners Washburn and McIntosh. You would think he was a puppet on a string. Mr. Holland, the people expected you to vote for them and not with and for special interests. If they had wanted a puppet to represent them, they would have voted in Kermit the Frog. Presented as a “fact” by Keven McCammon, the phases of the Daniel Road project would have a rate of return in 5 years. Does this mean that the project would have a miraculous payout in this amount of time with monies generated by the project itself? A public/private partnership was proposed for the animal shelter/adoption center – Community Pet Center [CPC]. The CPC claims jobs will be created. Who will these employees work for? If for the CPC and their private funds dry up, what happens to the employees? If for the county, will there not be more expense added to the taxpayers? If the private side of this partnership can no longer raise enough funds to support their share, is the county not going to have to confiscate more money from the taxpayers to make up the difference? Bill Eckler Greenhill

Says stadium a good thing town has done To the editor: I am not much of a baseball fan, but I would like to commend the town for building a really first-class facility, McNair Stadium. This is one of the very best things this town has ever undertaken and I am proud to be a citizen. Now, if we can only get some-

thing started on the old Florence Mill Project. One thing that I think would benefit the town and I know the teenage boys would love it, is if the town could create a place for them to use their skateboards and bikes such as a couple of “half-pipes” or a full-out skate park. It would keep them off the streets and parking lots. Check out the one at Hendersonville. W. D. Floyd Forest City

Offers thoughts on law and the individual To the editor: In studying the various rights granted to citizens under the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth amendments, I saw such rights as the right to face one’s accuser limited to criminal cases. In fact, the right to face one’s accuser is limited specifically, in the Sixth Amendment, to criminal cases. The question presents itself, does the state have the right to ignore this in cases in which the state itself acts as accuser, as in traffic court, for example? Actually, the right to face one’s accuser is limited to only criminal cases because a greater right to face the law as accuser already existed. That right is found in Isaiah 50:8: “He is near that justifieth me; who will contend with me? Let us stand together: who is mine adversary? Let him come near to me. Behold, the Lord God will help me, who is he that shall condemn me?” When the law itself acts as your accuser, as in traffic court, where no accuser other than law can step forward, then you have the right to challenge that law as accuser. One only needs to turn a couple of pages, to Isaiah 54:17: “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgement thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord”.

Since the North Carolina Constitution clearly recognizes the sovereignty of God, any law which acts as accuser to one who serves God, is a law which also accuses God, and we know that no law can accuse a sovereign. The rights of individuals are limited only to criminal cases because immunities are already possessed by those who seek to serve God. In order to deprive any citizen of life, liberty, or property, due process must be followed. But due process is defined in Magna Carta as “lawful judgement of one’s peers, or the law of the land”, as defined by England’s Chief Justice Edward Coke, and verified by Justice Joseph Story of the United States. In this definition of “due process”, there is no mention of judges, nor can a judge rule in the interest of majorities to accuse a man by law. Exodus 23:2: “Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgement”. For a judge to do this, the judge allies himself with the legislature, and then there is no restraint on the executive (prosecutor and police) to enforce the law. This combination of judiciary, legislative, and executive, said Madison, in “Federalist # 47”, “may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny”. In the interest of controlling this power of “factions’ in “Federalist #10”, Madison wrote that “No man is allowed to be a judge in his own cause, because his interest would certainly bias his judgement, and not improbably, corrupt his integrity”. The judge cannot ally himself with the legislature in acting to accuse, because in doing so, he automatically employs the “vengeance” of the executive power. For that very reason, the state must either include the right to jury trial in non-criminal cases, or eliminate all non-criminal prosecutions altogether. Ralph Haulk Forest City

Celebrating my younger sister’s rich contributions Today’s a momentous day in my household. It’s my sister’s 23rd birthday. Born just under 10 years after me, Laura’s always been special. When my mom was pregnant with her in an incredibly hot and dry summer of 1986, I would put my hand on her ever-expanding belly and say “When she gets here....” Mama said I never entertained a notion that I might wind up the big sister to a little boy. Laura’s arrival was exciting for me. The day she was born my grandparents picked me up from the hospital. My most distinct memory of the day is that Grandma made me brush my teeth and

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then offered me a piece of Bubbalicious gum — something Mama would never have done. I met my sister for the first time in the hallway of the then-called Shelby Hospital. I was super relieved to see my mom was OK and to see this little person who would forever change the dynamic of my family. I’ve been hooked ever since.

My sister has always been wise beyond her years. At age four, a friend of mine nicknamed her “Laura – four going on 40.” While people say I look like my mother, it is Laura who acts more like her — ever practical and willing to give the best advice she can. I’ve had more than a dozen nicknames for my sister over the years — none that I’ll print for fear she’ll pummel me. But her favorite these days comes not from me, but from her very much-loved (somewhat spoiled) nephew Nathan. He calls her “Lauwi” and I must say, he’s as crazy about her as I am.

Because she lives with us, they sometimes fight like brother and sister. But I take comfort in knowing that I can always, always count on her to look after Nathan in the event I cannot. The first person who ever kept Nathan alone without Mom and Dad was Laura. They have a special bond I hope will always be there. And as my mom died before Nathan was born, Laura is even more special to both of us. I really don’t remember her first or even second birthdays. I do remember other milestones — 13, when she became a teenager; 18, the last birthday she got to share

with my mom; and 21, when she was truly “legal.” We’ll celebrate tonight with cake and probably her favorite meal. I’ll celebrate not only her birthday, but the fact she’s a part of my life. And even when she drives me nuts (as most sisters do from time to time), I know she’ll be there the next time I need the words of wisdom like Mama would’ve given me. Happy birthday, Laura. Even though I’m 10 years older, you’re light years wiser. Flynn is editor/reporter for The Daily Courier. Contact her via e-mail at

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Obituaries Alonzo Petty Alonzo David Petty, 83, of 335 Haque Rd., Mill Spring, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Ulysses D. Miller Funeral Service.

Former Gov. Mike Easley looks over a copy of an invoice for flights billed to his campaign by McQueen Campbell during his testimony before the state Board of Elections on Wednesday.

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Pearl Wofford Calvert, 98, formerly of Campobello, S.C., died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, at Magnolia Manor in Inman, S.C. She was a daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Mary Turner Wofford, and also preceded in death by her Campbell portrayed in docu- husband, Boyce Lee Calvert. She was the oldest member ments he presented to the of Fairview Baptist Church board. and retired from Rose’s Easley said the campaign Department Store after 20 was willing to pay for all of years of service. the flights not reported by She is survived by three the campaign but said they daughters, Doris Hagy of had no reminder to do so Augusta, Ga., Joan Coomer before because Campbell of Temple Hill, Ky., and Reba never filed paperwork with Buckner of Campobello; 10 the campaign. grandchildren, 18 greatAccording to Easley, grandchildren, two step Campbell told him on two great-grandchildren, and occasions that he had been seven great-great-grandchilpaid for all of his expenses, dren, three step great-greatincluding before an October grandchildren; and two sis2008 newspaper article was ters, Arnetta Herrington of released about Campbell’s Durham, and Carrie Ponder piloting. of Martinez, Ga. “I said, McQueen, if there The family will receive are flights that you haven’t friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. been paid for, I don’t care if Saturday at Petty Funeral they go back to 1999, now Home in Landrum, S.C. is the time to tell somebody Funeral services will follow because they’re going to write a story,” Easley said. He at 1 p.m. at the funeral charecalled Campbell responded pel. The Rev. Chuck Mullinax with “No, I’ve got everything, will officiate. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in the Greenlawn I’ve been reimbursed for Memorial Gardens. everything.” Memorials may be made Campbell’s attorney, Hill to Hospice of the Carolina Allen, wouldn’t comment on Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Easley but said Campbell testified “to the best of his abil- Dr., Columbus, NC 28722; Mobile Meals, 419 E. ity.” Board Chairman Larry Leake said there are no plans Main St., Spartanburg, SC 29302; or to the Alzheimer’s to recall Campbell. Association, 901 South Pine Other board members St., Spartanburg, SC 29302. hearing testimony from Easley and his campaign Online condolences www.pettyfufinance advisers this week were concerned why no one in Easley’s campaign had information on Campbell’s flights. Easley said he was busy as Dick Thompson chief executive and relied on MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) campaign staff to deal with — Dick Thompson, a pioneer finances. The board also is in auto-racing public relalooking at whether the state tions during nearly 40 years party ceded authority over at Martinsville Speedway, how campaign funds given died Wednesday, the track by Easley’s campaign to the announced. He was 74. party were used. Thompson was working as a racing writer for The Roanoke Times in 1966 when the late Martinsville Speedway founder, H. Clay Earles, hired him to help publicize events at the track, Silverplate Grill Rd.; charged said W. Clay Campbell, with first-degree trespassing; Earles’ grandson and now the placed under a $500 secured track’s president. bond. (RCSD) Thompson was the track’s n Raymond Eugene Miller, first public relations direc52, of 712 Ohio St.; charged tor and was only the second with misdemeanor larceny; full-time public relations released on a $2,000 unserepresentative in NASCAR, cured bond. (RCSD) the speedway said in a news n Jordan Lindsey James, release. 20, of 169 Kent Drive; Using innovative stratecharged with drive after con- gies and gimmicks to attract suming under 21 and exceed- interest, Thompson helped ing safe speed; released on usher the half-mile track — a $1,000 unsecured bond. and NASCAR — into an era (RPD) of sponsorships and other n Matthew Robert Allen, growth. 29, of 183 N. Cleghorn St., When he retired in January Rutherfordton; charged 2005 after nearly 40 years, with driving while license NASCAR was the fastestrevoked; placed under a growing sport in America, $500 secured bond. (RPD) n Joshua Jerome Miller, 35, of 1018 Miller St.; charged THE DAILY COURIER with three counts of obtain Published Tuesday through Sunday mornings by Paxton Media Group LLC property by false pretense dba The Daily Courier USPS 204-920 and identity theft; released Periodical Postage paid in Forest City, on a $30,000 unsecured NC. bond. (SPD)

Easley denies wrong doing

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Out of office for nine months, former Gov. Mike Easley appeared in public Wednesday to reject testimony from a friend and political ally about airplane flights and home repairs being investigated by the State Board of Elections. In more than four hours of testimony, Easley denied he told McQueen Campbell to use bills for campaign flights piloted by Campbell to hide thousands of dollars in reimbursements from campaign funds to pay for repairs Campbell took care of on the governor’s home. “I don’t know where he got that idea but he didn’t get it from me,” Easley told the board. Campbell, a longtime family friend whom Easley appointed to the N.C. State University trustee board, testified Monday that the governor had suggested the idea to him and that he filed two false invoices totaling more than $11,000. The airplane flights, a car leased to the campaign and other issues surrounding Easley and his wife have drawn attention from state and federal investigators. Easley said Campbell, the board’s star witness, was wrong. “He never, ever mentioned anything about repairs to the house along with any invoices. They were all separate,” Easley told the board, adding there was no conversation “where he could imply, read my mind or anything else ... for him to submit bogus invoices.” The contradictions in testimony come as election board

members are expected to decide Thursday at the close of an investigative hearing what actions to take, if any, against Easley’s committee and the state Democratic Party. The board could exonerate his campaign, order it to pay fines or refer the case to prosecutors for criminal charges. The ex-governor, a Democrat who left office in January after eight years, testified he told Campbell in 2005 to file an invoice for the campaign to advance him money to pay for expected flights. That kind of prebilling is apparently lawful. Campbell’s two invoices, however, were for past flights. Easley said he did ask Campbell to get repairs performed on the home, which Easley had rented out while he lived in the Executive Mansion, for some water damage and other items. He testified he thought Campbell would have billed the real estate company that managed his home or talked to his personal assistant to write him a personal check as reimbursement. Campbell also said he flew Easley around on scores of campaign-related flights from 1999 through 2004 that were never reported by The Mike Easley Committee. Campbell presented a list of those flights at nearly $88,000. Easley said it was difficult to remember all the flights going back to the time he was elected attorney general in 1992. But he didn’t believe Campbell had flown him the dozens of times that

Police Notes Sheriff’s Reports

n The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office responded to 136 E-911 calls Tuesday n Robert Dunaway reported the theft of a motorcycle. n Tony Rend reported broken window glass in a building. n Timothy Lee Clark reported the theft of cash and other items. n Olus Dean Burrell reported the theft of tools. n Larry Anthony Strickland reported the theft of a camera and other items. n Barry Stephen Horne reported vandalism and the theft of a pocketbook. n Moises CortesHernandez reported the theft of a 1997 Chevy Silverado truck.


n The Rutherfordton Police Department responded to 19 E-911 calls Tuesday.


n The Spindale Police Department responded to 30 E-911 calls Monday.

Lake Lure

n The Lake Lure Police Department responded to three E-911 calls Tuesday.

Forest City

n The Forest City Police Department responded to 46 E-911 calls Tuesday. n An officer of the Forest City Police Department reported an assault by pointing a gun and discharging a weapon within the city lim-

its. The incident occurred on Dillashaw Drive. n Michael Lynch reported a sexual offense. The incident is under investigation.

Arrests n Scottie O’Darrel Jones, 25, of Old Henrietta Road, Henrietta; charged with second-degree trespassing; placed under a $500 secured bond. (FCPD) n John Mark Hastings, 35, of Mature Lane, Lawndale; arrested on warrants for breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, injury to personal property and injury to real property; placed under a $17,000 secured bond. (FCPD) n Tracy Lee Combs, 40, of 303 Wyoming St.; charged with felony probation violation; no bond. (Probation) n Ronald Dean Lacy, 26, of 470 Old Gilbertown Rd.; charged with two counts of probation violation; placed under a $60,000 secured bond. (Probation) n Jordan Stacey Shade, 16, of 284 Frady St.; charged with two counts of assault and battery and resisting a public officer; freed on a custody release. (RCSD) n Hayden Eugene Wilson, 50, of 5327 Painters Gap Rd.; charged with second-degree trespassing; freed on a custody release. (RCSD) n Kristen Shawn Pearson, 28, of 438 McSwain Rd.; charged with larceny by employee; released on a $15,000 unsecured bond. (RCSD) n Christopher Martise McKinney, 18, of 212


EMS/Rescue n The Rutherford County EMS responded to 20 E-911 calls Tuesday. n The Volunteer Life Saving and Rescue, Hickory Nut Gorge EMS and Rutherford County Rescue responded to seven E-911 calls Tuesday.

Fire Calls n Cherry Mountain firefighters responded to a brush fire. n Ellenboro firefighters responded to two motor vehicle accidents. n Spindale firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident.

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routinely drawing more than 60,000 people for races at Martinsville. “Dick Thompson was one of the pioneers in track public relations,” Campbell said. The track’s press box is named for Thompson. Orlando Thomas EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings say former Vikings strong safety Orlando Thomas has died after battling Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The team says Thomas died early Wednesday at age 37. He began feeling symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 2004, and the disease was diagnosed in 2007. Thomas was a hard hitter whose 22 career interceptions rank seventh in franchise history. He had 32 total takeaways in 98 games, from 1995-2001 after being drafted by the Vikings in the second round out of Southwest Louisiana. Troy Smith OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Troy N. Smith, the founder of a drive-in chain that became Sonic restaurants, has died in Oklahoma City. He was 87. A spokeswoman for the Oklahoma City-based restaurant chain says Smith died Monday at an Oklahoma City hospital after a recent decline in health Smith started the Top Hat root beer stand in Shawnee in 1953 and later converted it into a drive-in restaurant where customers used an intercom speaker system to place orders from their cars. He eventually changed the name to Sonic Drive-Ins. There currently are nearly 3,600 restaurants in 42 states.

Pauline S. Dalton Pauline S. Dalton, 80, of Grace Heights, Morganton, NC went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, October 28, 2009 following a lengthy illness. Born in Cleveland County, NC on January 6, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Grady Swink and Mary Smith Swink. Pauline was a member of Mull’s Grove Baptist Church for 52 years. She enjoyed working with children at the church. She also enjoyed sewing, puzzles, and working in her flower garden. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, Pauline is survived by her husband, Oneil Oliver Dalton; a son, Arnold E. Dalton and wife, Theresa, of Morganton; daughters, Marilyn E. Lambert and husband, Darrell, of Morganton and Carol D. Malcolm and husband, Darel, of Garden City, SC; brothers, Paul Swink of Forest City, NC, Robert Swink of Rutherfordton, NC, and Charles Swink of Forest City; sisters, Jeanette Epley of Morganton, Louise Buff of Morganton, and Ruth Grier of Ellenboro, NC; grandchildren, Angie Hensley and husband, Darvy, of Morganton, David Lambert and wife, Suzanne, of Wake Forest, NC, Tonya Hanson and husband, Creag, of Morganton, Cori Garcia and fiancée, Jeff Gilstrap, of Nebo, NC, Lacey Malcolm of Dallas, NC, and Curtis Malcolm of Hickory, NC; and greatgrandchildren, Jessica Hensley, Jacob Hensley, Hayden Lambert, Bailey Lambert, Brady Lambert, Ciara Hanson, Cylei Tellefson, and Josean Garcia. In addition to her parents, Pauline was preceded in death by a brother, Arlo Swink and sisters, Ophelia Whetstine and Madge Swink. The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 31, 2009 at Mull’s Grove Baptist Church with Reverends Bud Jernigan and Darvy Hensley officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Sossoman Funeral Home where the body will remain until placed in the church thirty minutes prior to the funeral hour. At other times the family will be at the residence of Marilyn and Darrell Lambert in Morganton. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Heights Quality of Life Fund, 109 Foothills Drive, Morganton, NC 28655. Condolences may be made online at:

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Jerry Nelon (fourth from left) of Rutherford County and other Vietnam veterans hold this chainsaw Nelon brought home from Vietnam in 1970.

Red Cross The following blood drives are scheduled: Oct. 22 — Corinth Baptist Church, 767 Pinehurst Rd., Ellenboro, 4 to 9 p.m., call Linda McCurry at 453-1775 for an appointment; Oct. 24 — Cliffside Masonic Lodge, Old Main St., 7:30 a.m. to noon; contact Wayne or Betty Millis at 245-7606 for an appointment, breakfast served; Oct. 26 — Red Cross Chapter, 838 Oakland Rd., Forest City, 2 to 6:30 p.m.; call 287-5916 for an appointment. Nov. 11 — Rutherford Hospital, noon to 4:30 p.m., contact Ginger Dancy at 286-5338 for an appointment; Nov. 14 — Goodes Creek Baptist Church, 7:30 a.m. to noon, call 657-4444 or 245-3513 for an appointment; Nov. 23 — East Middle School, 2:30 to 7:30 p.m., Shane O’Donnell at 245-3750 for an appointment; Nov. 30 — Red Cross Chapter House, 2 to 6:30 p.m., call 287-5916 for an appointment.

Health/education Free blood pressure check: The First Tuesday Club of Salem UMC will offer free blood pressure checks Tuesday, Nov. 3, beginning at 10 a.m. Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Open Enrollment for Medicare Part D begins Nov. 15. Gerry Holland will be there with information and to answer questions about this program. For information call 245-8518.

Meetings/other Annual meeting: Rutherford Electric Membership Corporation will hold its 72nd annual membership meeting Saturday, Oct. 31, at West Lincoln High School in Lincolnton. Registration and entertainment start at 10 a.m., with the business meeting convening at 11. Bluegrass gospel duo Darin and Brooke Aldridge of Cherryville, will provide entertainment. Door prizes and refreshments. Senior Dance: Thursday, Oct. 29, 7 to 10 p.m., Moose Lodge, Hwy. 74 B; Halloween dance, prize for best costume; all senior citizens welcome; $5 per person; call Brenda, 289-5852 for more information. Shag Club: The Rutherford County Shag Club will meet Friday, Nov. 6, at Club LA in Spindale. Anyone interested in beach music or shag dancing is invited. New Beginner I and Beginner II classes now forming. For Information call 287-9228.

Fundraisers School fundraiser: A portion of the sales on Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Courtside Eatery will go to the Knights of the Round Table (PTO) at R-S Middle School. Ham supper: Saturday, Nov. 7, begins at 4:30 p.m., Mt. Vernon Clubhouse; $8 for adults; ages 6-12, $5; free for children 5 and under; all proceeds go toward the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church children/ youth programs. Old-time country fair: Nov. 6 and 7, Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Forest City; Friday, 4 to 9 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; free rides and games for the entire family; country store, crafts, vendors and more. Country ham supper: Saturday, Nov. 7, 4 to 8 p.m., Duncan’s Creek Presbyterian Church, 1658 Duncan’s Creek Rd., Ellenboro.

Music/concerts Singing: Saturday, Oct. 31, 6 p.m., Sunshine Methodist Church, DePriest Rd., Bostic; featuring Friends of Hospice. Singing: Sunday, Nov. 1, 6 p.m., Temple Baptist Church, Henrietta, (beside the post office); featuring Rick Strickland. Piano concert: David Roach and Jesse Roberts will present a dual piano concert on Saturday, Nov. 7, at Floyd’s Creek Baptist Church. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. Jesse will be introducing his new piano instrumental CD “Stain Glass and Ivory.” Free admission. A love offering will be taken.

Religion Pastor appreciation: In honor of Pastor David Vernon; Sunday, Nov. 1, 3 p.m., Haynes Grove Baptist Church in Cliffside; guest speaker, Rev. C.A. Wallace, along with his choir and congregation from Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Gaffney, S.C. Homecoming: Sunday, Nov. 1, Golden Valley United Methodist Church; special singing at 10:30 a.m., worship service 11 a.m., dinner afterwards. Homecoming: Sunday, Nov. 1, 11 a.m., Fellowship Baptist Church; a meal will follow the service; church located off Hwy. 64, on 210 Silvers Lake Rd., Rutherfordton. Revival: Nov. 2-6, 7 nightly, Faith Baptist Church, 149 W. Main Street Ext., Forest City; Richard Cole, pastor; special music each night.

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While in Vietnam, Nelon and his sergeant were running through the jungle when they discovered a cache where the enemy had stored equipment. Lying under GI ponchos, Nelon said he found three chainsaws and confiscated one to bring home to North Carolina. He said the chainsaws were on a platform made of wood, sticks and logs to keep them out of the water. “They had stored all kinds of stuff in there,” Nelon said. “After 40 years, I still have it,” Nelon said. “I put gas in it and it still cranks. It became a real good conversation piece,” Nelon said. Through the Internet some time ago, he located a person in Japan who

owned a chainsaw just like the one Nelon brought home. Nelon and the other 60 men and their families traveled to Jacksonville from as far away as Hawaii, British Columbia and Seattle to meet for the annual reunion that began three years ago in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. The sister of one of the slain soldiers organized the first event in 2009. Although the men present counted each other as brothers, many had not seen each other for 40 years, the Jacksonville News reported. The newspaper reported the gathering was a time of release and healing, as well as laughter and remembrance. The veterans were surprised at the reunion by the appearance of the Color Guard from the 1st Infantry Battalion, 3rd Regiment – troops who guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington, D.C. They traveled to Jacksonville to post the Colors and retire them, a small trib-

ute to the company’s bravery in battle and enduring loyalty to each other. Nelon and his wife live off U.S. 74 Bypass in rural Rutherfordton where they own and raise buffalo. “I took a bunch of buffalo meat to the reunion and we had buffalo hamburgers,” he said from his home Tuesday morning. “It was so good to see everyone,” he said. Nelon went to high school at Polk Central and quit before graduation. After deciding to go back to school, he was drafted into the Army. The next reunion will probably be held in October 2011 in Branson, Mo., and anyone who was in the company can contact Nelon for more information. Call him at 429-7653 or at his office, 1-828-863-2899, or via e-mail at Contact Gordon via e-mail at

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vacation rentals there was a lot of discussion about septic tanks and we need to look into that area to protect our lake environment.” Keith has emphasized his charitable work and lengthy business experiDotson Coley Beason Moore Owensby ence with IBM during his campaign. He also said he wants to focus on the plan and I think it is time for it to be as a business man and independent town’s comprehensive plan and stick updated,” said Moore. “That plan was to the document as it was voted on by contractor and said he wants to help grow the business climate in the town written in the economy of 2006 when the people. we were in a boom time with houses and has also talked about vacation “During that career with IBM, I going up right and left. The reason I rentals in the town. evolved to the point in time where I think this is such an important elec“We need to look at more public/ managed facilities across Vermont, tion is you have a clear definition of private partnerships like we did when New Hampshire and Maine,” Keith approaches we’d take to the vacation I ran Lake Lure Tours,” Coley said. said. “I’ve been taught for a long time rentals issue. Rick, Melvin and myself that you are to give back to your com- “We’re going to have to be really creare property rights guys. At the same ative because there’s not all this grant munity. I was absolutely delighted in money sitting out there waiting for us. time, Bill has stated publicly that he preparing for this whole candidacy. I We need to look for partnerships with would do away with vacation rentals wanted to review all the materials as immediately if he could. That’s why I businesses and go after it that way. much as I could, so I read the entire I’m a supporter of individual property think that this is such an important comprehensive plan. I was surprised election because I think that rentals rights and we have the right to quiet by how many of the near term objecand property rights are a big part of enjoyment of our property. While I’m tives that we have accomplished. The our economy and to cut that out durnew school was a dream, the trails are in favor of vacation rentals, nobody ing this down economy doesn’t really has the right to infringe on your perbeing made ... sometimes we call that make sense.” plan our bible and I think it should be sonal enjoyment.” our guiding yard stick.” Owensby has focused his campaign Dotson has made health care and on cutting costs at the town. Beason has predicated his campaign community support one of her major “I think we have too many employissues. on the experience he has had as an ees, but I’d hate to just up and tell “The new Lake Lure Medical appointed member of the current somebody they don’t have a job,” Center is working with doctors to town council, and said his main conOwensby said. “But if we don’t need provide outpatient services,” Dotson cern is rectifying the financial state of them, we should let them go ... we said. “I will support a strong active the town. have a budget of about $2,022,602.30 chamber of commerce to be involved “One item that greatly concerns me for employee’s pay....we can cut that with the planning and promotion is the financial situation of our town,” a lot and still be able to service our for this growth and the new state Beason said. “For the last several town with what we have, and I’d like years we have been living off of funds park will provide more opportunities to see it cut ... if elected I pledge to for growth. I also strongly support set aside for emergencies and specontinue working toward a fiscally the green line project which would cial projects. I want us to be able to responsible government, fixing our set up a pipeline from Lake Lure to rebuild our reserves without raising sewer and providing clean drinking Rutherfordton for sewer processing.” our taxes. Life has taught me that all water for all of our citizens. I want to newly created things are never perfect restore property rights and help our Moore said he was running to help and town regulations are no exceptown. If these are some of your goals, update the town’s plans and policies. tion. But we must start somewhere. I vote for Melvin on Nov. 3.” And is adamant that this is one of ask you for your vote so I may continthe most important elections in many ue to serve the town of Lake Lure.” years. Contact Baughman via e-mail at “I have read the comprehensive Coley highlighted his experience

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TJCA hires two new basketball coaches From staff reports

Todd Coffey up for honor from MLB FOREST CITY — Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Todd Coffey is one of ten pitchers selected by Major League Baseball as a Set-up Man of the Year candidate. Coffey, who graduated from Chase High, finished the 2009 season second in holds, first in innings pitched by relief pitchers, seventh in appearances. In addition, Coffey finished 4-4 with a 2.90 ERA. Rutherford County residents can vote for Coffey by visiting, and then clicking on ‘Vote Now’ in the headlines section. Baseball fans can vote for every award given out by MLB, including Set-Up Man of the Year.

White Sox to play at Knights Stadium

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Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy has hired Chris Gash, second from left, and Steve Waldroup, second from right, to guide the school’s basketball programs. Gash will coach the boys, while Waldroup will coach the girls. Joining Gash and Waldroup are TJCA Headmaster Joe Maimone, left, and Athletic Director Tony Helton, right.

Carolina Panthers QB Jake Delhomme.

Elliott Sadler to drive a Ford for RPM

Local Sports JV FOOTBALL 7 p.m. Freedom at Chase 7 p.m. Shelby at East Rutherford 7 p.m. R-S Central at Burns

On TV 7 p.m. (TS) NHL Hockey Washington Capitals at Atlanta Thrashers. 7:30 p.m. (WHNS) MLB Baseball World Series, Game 2 Philadelphia Phillies at New York Yankees 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) College Football North Carolina at Virginia Tech. ( 8 p.m. (TNT) NBA Basketball San Antonio Spurs at Chicago Bulls. 9:30 p.m. (ESPN2) MLS Soccer 10:30 p.m. (TNT) NBA Basketball Denver Nuggets at Portland Trail Blazers.

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FORT MILL, S.C. (AP) — The Chicago White Sox are coming to Knights Stadium. The Triple A Charlotte Knights announced Wednesday that they would play an exhibition against the White Sox, their parent club, on April 1. It’s the first time Chicago has played the International League team at Knights Stadium since 1999. The last Major League Baseball exhibition game played there was in 2001 when the White Sox took on the Montreal Expos in front of 12,000 fans. Chicago senior VP and general manager Ken Williams says the game is a great way for area fans to watch players who will be difference makers in the majors next season. Tickets go on sale Dec. 1.

CHARLOTTE (AP) — Richard Petty Motorsports is finalizing elements of its 2010 program, beginning this weekend when Elliott Sadler will race a Ford at Talladega Superspeedway. Behind the scenes, the team is also shoring up its lineup. Team officials familiar with RPM’s personnel moves tell The Associated Press that sponsor Best Buy will move from Sadler’s car next season to Petty’s famed No. 43 with AJ Allmendinger as the driver. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because the changes have yet to be announced. Stanley Tools will become the sole primary sponsor for Sadler. Both Best Buy and Stanley had shared Sadler’s car this season.

AVONDALE — Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy announced the hiring of Chris Gash, as boys basketball coach, and Steve Waldroup, as girls basketball coach, Wednesday. “We are just so very pleased to be able to add, not only two great coaches to our staff, but two great men that we feel will raise the level of our programs,” said TJCA athletic director Tony Helton. Gash, who graduated from Burns High in Lawndale before graduating from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, has been coaching at the AAU level for the past two seasons including a stint with one of the nation’s top AAU programs, the Los Angeles Rage. Gash scored 1,369 points during his four years on the Burns Bulldogs and then added another 1,000 points in his four-year career at Gardner-Webb. Gash was the 2002-03 Maxwell B. Hamrick Player of the Year, while at

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Delhomme to remain Panthers starter CHARLOTTE (AP) — Jake Delhomme will remain Carolina’s starting quarterback despite an NFLhigh 13 interceptions in six games. Coach John Fox announced after practice Wednesday that he still thinks Delhomme gives the Panthers “the best chance to win” and won’t bench him for Sunday’s game at Arizona, something he contemplated earlier in the week. “If he would have went that way, how could I blame him? I mean, let’s be real here, how could I blame him?” Delhomme said. “But I was hoping it

would be me. I’m going down swinging. I don’t know any other way to put it.” Delhomme has committed 15 turnovers while throwing only four touchdown passes in Carolina’s 2-4 start. He had three more picks Sunday, leading to 14 points in Buffalo’s 20-9 win. His latest performance led Fox to waver on Delhomme for the first time since he replaced Rodney Peete as Carolina’s starter early in the 2003 season. But Fox is sticking with Delhomme ahead of backups Matt

Moore and A.J. Feeley. “The 48-hour rule, you go back and you look and there’s no question that we’ve struggled in that area,” Fox said. “Going through and looking at some our mishaps, I don’t think it’s one guy. I still think he gives us the best chance to win.” The move means Delhomme will start against the team where his miserable stretch began. After leading Carolina to a 12-4 record and NFC South title last season, Delhomme Please see Panthers, Page 9

Lowe preparing for critical 4th season with Pack RALEIGH (AP) — Sidney Lowe has seen a little of everything through his first three seasons as coach at North Carolina State. His lightly regarded first team pulled scored upsets of nearby rivals North Carolina and Duke, and made a surprising run to the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship. His next team fell apart and finished last in the league despite high preseason expectations. Yet he hasn’t seen the Wolfpack reach an NCAA tournament or finish at .500 in the ACC — a frustrating fact for a fan base still waiting on Lowe to deliver on his goal to build N.C. State into a national power that can compete with those successful teams down the road. “I can only do my job,” Lowe said. “I can only be realistic with myself and know what we have to do. I understand, absolutely. I went to school here, so I know. I know what it’s all about, but I can’t really worry about what other people want. “I can’t put any extra pressure on myself or my team. We just have to go out and do what we have to do: play hard and try to win ball games and let everything else take care of itself.” Associated Press Although Lowe never sounds like he’s feeling the pressure, he also knows his fourth year could North Carolina State coach Sidney Lowe directs his team during an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina in Chapel Hill in this Feb.

Please see Wolfpack, Page 9 18, 2009 photo.


— The

Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Thursday, October 29, 2009



Bobcats Tip Off

BASEBALL Postseason Baseball DIVISION SERIES American League NEW YORK 3, MINNESOTA 0 Wednesday, Oct. 7 New York 7, Minnesota 2 Friday, Oct. 9 New York 4, Minnesota 3, 11 innings Sunday, Oct. 11 New York 4, Minnesota 1

National League LOS ANGELES 3, ST. LOUIS 0 Wednesday, Oct. 7 Los Angeles 5, St. Louis 3 Thursday, Oct. 8 Los Angeles 3, St. Louis 2 Saturday, Oct. 10 Los Angeles 5, St. Louis 1

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World Series Starts

PHILADELPHIA 3, COLORADO 1 Wednesday, Oct. 7 Philadelphia 5, Colorado 1 Thursday, Oct. 8 Colorado 5, Philadelphia 4 Saturday, Oct. 10 Philadelphia at Colorado, ppd., weather Sunday, Oct. 11 Philadelphia 6, Colorado 5 Monday, Oct. 12 Philadelphia 5, Colorado 4 LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES American League NEW YORK 4, LOS ANGELES 2 Friday, Oct. 16 New York 4, Los Angeles 1 Saturday, Oct. 17 New York 4, Los Angeles 3, 13 innings Monday, Oct. 19 Los Angeles 5, New York 4, 11 innings Tuesday, Oct. 20 New York 10, Los Angeles 1 Thursday, Oct. 22 Los Angeles 7, New York 6 Saturday, Oct. 24 Los Angeles at New York, ppd., rain Sunday, Oct. 25 New York 5, Los Angeles 2 National League PHILADELPHIA 4, LOS ANGELES 1 Thursday, Oct. 15 Philadelphia 8, Los Angeles 6 Friday, Oct. 16 Los Angeles 2, Philadelphia 1 Sunday, Oct. 18 Philadelphia 11, Los Angeles 0 Monday, Oct. 19 Philadelphia 5, Los Angeles 4 Wednesday, Oct. 21 Philadelphia 10, Los Angeles 4 WORLD SERIES PHILADELPHIA vs. NEW YORK Wednesday, Oct. 28 Philadelphia (Lee 7-4) at New York (Sabathia 19-8), late Thursday, Oct. 29 Philadelphia (Martinez 5-1) at New York (Burnett 13-9), 7:57 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31 New York (Pettite 14-8) at Philadelphia (Hamels 10-11), 7:57 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1 New York at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2 x-New York at Philadelphia, 7:57 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4 x-Philadelphia at New York, 7:57 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5 x-Philadelphia at New York, 7:57 p.m.

FOOTBALL National Football League

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Philadelphia Phillies’ Chase Utley watches his solo home run against New York Yankees’ CC Sabathia during the third inning of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series Wednesday, in New York. As of press time, the Phillies lead, 2-0, in the 7th inning.

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NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF N.Y. Giants 5 2 0 .714 195 Philadelphia 4 2 0 .667 163 Dallas 4 2 0 .667 159 Washington 2 5 0 .286 96 South W L T Pct PF New Orleans 6 0 0 1.000 238 Atlanta 4 2 0 .667 144 Carolina 2 4 0 .333 94 Tampa Bay 0 7 0 .000 96 North W L T Pct PF Minnesota 6 1 0 .857 206 Green Bay 4 2 0 .667 161 Chicago 3 3 0 .500 129 Detroit 1 5 0 .167 103 West W L T Pct PF Arizona 4 2 0 .667 136 San Francisco 3 3 0 .500 133 Seattle 2 4 0 .333 118 St. Louis 0 7 0 .000 60

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Boston Celtics’ Paul Pierce (34) drives past Charlotte Bobcats’ Derrick Brown in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, in Boston. Boston won 92-59.

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Sunday’s Games St. Louis at Detroit, 1 p.m. Miami at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Seattle at Dallas, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Chicago, 1 p.m. Denver at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Houston at Buffalo, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Oakland at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Tennessee, 4:05 p.m. Minnesota at Green Bay, 4:15 p.m. Carolina at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. Open: New England, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Washington, Tampa Bay Monday’s Game Atlanta at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8 Arizona at Chicago, 1 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Miami at New England, 1 p.m. Houston at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Detroit at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Carolina at New Orleans, 4:05 p.m. San Diego at N.Y. Giants, 4:15 p.m. Tennessee at San Francisco, 4:15 p.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m. Open: Buffalo, N.Y. Jets, Oakland, Minnesota, St. Louis, Cleveland Monday, Nov. 9 Pittsburgh at Denver, 8:30 p.m.

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Tuesday’s Games Boston 95, Cleveland 89 Washington 102, Dallas 91 Portland 96, Houston 87 L.A. Lakers 99, L.A. Clippers 92 Wednesday’s Games Atlanta 120, Indiana 109 Orlando 120, Philadelphia 106 Toronto 101, Cleveland 91 Boston 92, Charlotte 59 New York at Miami, late Detroit at Memphis, late New Jersey at Minnesota, late New Orleans at San Antonio, late Sacramento at Oklahoma City, late Utah at Denver, late Phoenix at L.A. Clippers, late Houston at Golden State, late Thursday’s Games San Antonio at Chicago, 8 p.m. Denver at Portland, 10:30 p.m.

HOCKEY National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF Pittsburgh 11 9 2 0 18 37 N.Y. Rangers 12 8 3 1 17 46 New Jersey 9 6 3 0 12 26 Philadelphia 10 5 4 1 11 33 N.Y. Islanders 10 1 4 5 7 22 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Buffalo 8 6 1 1 13 26 Montreal 11 6 5 0 12 30 Ottawa 9 5 2 2 12 30 Boston 10 5 4 1 11 30 Toronto 9 1 7 1 3 21 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Washington 11 7 2 2 16 41 Atlanta 8 4 3 1 9 28 Tampa Bay 9 3 3 3 9 24 Carolina 10 2 5 3 7 24 Florida 9 2 6 1 5 19

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Monday’s Games N.Y. Rangers 5, Phoenix 2 Montreal 3, N.Y. Islanders 2, OT Chicago 3, Minnesota 1 Toronto 6, Anaheim 3 Tuesday’s Games Washington 4, Philadelphia 2 Colorado 3, Edmonton 0 Detroit 5, Vancouver 4 Wednesday’s Games N.Y. Islanders 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 Buffalo 4, New Jersey 1 St. Louis 5, Carolina 2 Phoenix 4, Columbus 1 Montreal at Pittsburgh, late Ottawa at Florida, late Nashville at Minnesota, late Toronto at Dallas, late Colorado at Calgary, late Los Angeles at San Jose, late

East Rutherford nips Chase in crucial soccer tilt By KEVIN CARVER Sports Reporter

CHASE — State playoff implications were on the line Wednesday night in the 2A South Mountain Athletic Conference for East Rutherford and Chase. Chase won the first meeting, 1-0 earlier in the year, but East Rutherford’s Lucas Zabel paid Chase back on the road in a 2-1 win in the second SMAC match between the two rivals, which now evens their conference marks.

“It was a gritty game, it seems like every time we come to Chase, those kids on the other side play tough,” East Rutherford soccer coach Neil Van Dyke said. “It’s like we play our best ball when we have our backs against the wall and I am proud of the effort we gave to get the win.” More than likely now, a coin-flip will decide who

gets the postseason berth and host a team from the Central Carolina Conference in the first round. As for the Wednesday’s match, the two teams were physical and scrappy in finding the net. The Cavaliers put up 11 first-half shots, but couldn’t score until the last try of the half. On the play, Daniel Garcia punched an assist to Trevor Dobbins and from the left side, Dobbins lined a shot into the right post and into the net during the 38th minute. Chase posted six shots in the first half with the best attempt coming on a free kick by Daniel Luna. Luna’s kick was dumped into the middle of play and Gerardo Martinez tried a header, but a catch save by Ryan Bailey kept the game at 1-0 in the Cavs favor. While East put up more shots (6) than Chase (4) in the second half, Chase had more opportunities to make something happen by playing most of the

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second half on the East-side of the field. Chase finally evened things up in the 66th minute. The Trojans’ Francisco Fabian got the steal at midfield and drove inside the box. Fabian then flipped a high kick that floated just over the head of Bailey for a goal to make the game 1-1. However, the Cavs’ Zabel answered in the 73rd minute. Zabel booted a low kick that scooted just inside the right post and by Chase’s keeper Tyler Harth for the eventual game-winner. “This not the way I wish it would have went,” Chase soccer coach Greg Deshommes said. “East fought just as much as we did and they deserved the win, but we have a lot of tired kids on this team. We have played five games in seven nights and tonight they played with their heart, but they had very little left in the legs.” Bailey came away with six saves on the night for East, while Harth collected nine saves for Chase.

Beamer: Hokies have plenty still to play for BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A bye week fell at an opportune time for No. 14 Virginia Tech, giving the Hokies a chance to get their loss to No. 11 Georgia Tech out of their heads. The game almost two weeks ago took the Hokies (5-2, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) out of contention for the national championship, but coach Frank Beamer said a Saturday spent watching other teams play quickly reminded him teams need to be ready every week. “There are surprises every Saturday. You’ve just got to go play a game,” he said, mentioning that he saw Nebraska turn the ball over eight times and lose to underdog Iowa State. “You just never know what’s going to happen. In sports, you better just keep playing yourself, be as good as you can be yourself, and then see where you stand at the end.” On Thursday night, the Hokies get their first chance to show how well they listened when they play host to

North Carolina (4-3, 0-3), a heavy underdog that has been struggling. “It’s definitely good that we had a bye week,” linebacker Cody Grimm said. “You can get away from football for a little while and get the bodies feeling a little better and get a chance to reflect and see everything you have in front of you, and all the stuff you can do.” But getting back in action will show a lot about the team, too. “We have a lot of stuff to prove. I think we’re a really good football team and I think we’re going to show people how good we can be. I’m excited to get back out there,” he said. In the Tar Heels, the Hokies will find a team with a similar mindset. “We’ve got to get back in the win column, get back on track and start playing like we can,” quarterback T.J. Yates said. “We know we have a tough road ahead of us for the rest of the season. We’ve just got to do everything we can and get as many wins as possible.”

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sports Cougars Claim Championship

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The Carolina Cougars 10- and under baseball team won the Gatorade East Coast Championship at Catawba Meadows in Morganton, last weekend. The Cougars are: Issac Robinson (front, l to r), Dylan Poplin, Adam Maynor, Ryan Murdock; Derrick Thomas (middle, l to r), Tristen Jenkins, Josh Searcy, Matthew Anders, Matthew Smith; coach Craig Murdock (back, l to r), coach Donnie Poplin and Darren Maynor.

Fury Finish First

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Forest City Fury 11- and under won the USSSA Baseball Fall Color Classic Championship on October 10-11, 2009 in Canton. The Fury are: Bailey McGinnis (bat boy) (front, l to r), Gehrig Christopher, Bryson McGinnis, Jacob Baldwin, Caleb Greene, Jacob Presnell, Weston Randall; Dai Dai Davenport (second, l to r), Max McKinney, Tyler Bridges, Garrett Bridges (bat boy) Nick Strickland, Daniel Painter; Asst. Coach Kent Baldwin (third, l to r), Head Coach Drew Christopher, and Tony Strickland.


Greg Paulus leading his 2nd team in 2nd sport SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A year ago, he was preparing for basketball season as a senior point guard at powerhouse Duke. Today, he’s halfway through a stint quarterbacking Syracuse, a storied but struggling program. Greg Paulus has had a rare collegiate journey — a captain at two Division I schools in different sports. He’s relished the role in both settings. “The responsibility of being a leader and putting others before yourself is the same,” Paulus said before practice in the Carrier Dome last week. “You’ve got to be the first one to get there, the last one to leave, showing by example that you’re willing to sacrifice, do whatever you need to for the team.” Before this season, Paulus hadn’t played football competitively since he was named 2004 national high school player of the year. The fact that he not only returned to the game, but did it in his hometown has excited fans in Syracuse. “This has been a joy for our whole community. We were hoping it was going to happen. It’s unbelievable,” said John Wleklinski, athletic director and basketball coach at Christian Brothers Academy, where Paulus was a two-sport star (he played varsity basketball as an eighth-grader). “He’s grown up with us. We watched him go from seventh and eighth grade — we knew he had potential — to Duke where he had a great career to now. Whoever would have thought?” Certainly not Paulus. Last spring, he was mulling the possibility of playing pro basketball in Europe and then becoming a coach, when a scout for the Green Bay Packers called his apartment. The NFL didn’t work out, but playing one year of college football quickly became a reality. Paulus received an NCAA waiver to use his final year of athletic eligibility as a graduate student and chose Syracuse because of its Newhouse School of Public Communications, and because there was a better chance to get on the field with the Orange than with

Duke. Syracuse had won just 10 games in four years under Greg Robinson, and new coach Doug Marrone offered Paulus no guarantees about playing time. “He came in here understanding that and knowing that there was a job to be won and he would have to compete for that,” Syracuse offensive coordinator Rob Spence said. It didn’t take long for Paulus to win the job — Marrone named Paulus the starter barely a week into preseason camp. He was elected one of four captains by his teammates soon after. “In the summertime, he showed a lot of qualities of being a leader,” senior wideout Donte Davis said. “I guess that comes with being a point guard, too, at Duke. He was leading. People were looking up to him.” Spence said that even if Paulus hadn’t won the top job, he commands so much respect that he still would have been voted a captain. “He has a unique gift of being able to connect with people,” Spence said. “That’s, obviously, an invaluable part of leadership and a quality that’s necessary for a leader to have. He’s one of those guys that makes friends like bakers make cookies, and people recognize that immediately. That gives him a chance to get around people he doesn’t know and direct them and lead them and get them going in the right direction.” For Paulus, it was all about doing what comes naturally. “The positions of quarterback and point guard are very similar,” said Paulus, whose Duke teams twice made it as far as the round of 16 in the NCAA basketball tournament. “From a leadership standpoint to the intangibles to physically doing it for your guys, it’s the same.” There have been plenty of ups and downs since Paulus and the Orange took the field: Their record now stands at 3-4, as many wins as they had all last year, headed into a matchup against fifth-ranked Cincinnati.

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threw five interceptions and a lost a fumble in a 33-13 home playoff loss to the Cardinals. The Panthers gave Delhomme a five-year contract extension in the offseason, but his woes have continued with 18 interceptions in seven games dating to the playoff game. He has a 56.5 passer rating, ranking 32nd in the NFL, leading some to question if he’s lost his confidence. “Would I sit here and tell you it’s through the roof? I mean, that would be a lie,” Delhomme said. “I still do have a lot of confidence, but it’s frustrating.”

be critical in determining whether he has staying power with the program he led to a national championship as a player a quarter-century ago. N.C. State (16-14) has gone just 15-33 in ACC play under Lowe, hasn’t finished higher than 10th and was picked to finish last this season. Although his first team upended the Tar Heels and Blue Devils, his last two teams have lost all seven meetings. Predecessor Herb Sendek led the Wolfpack to five straight NCAA tournaments before Wolfpack Continued from Page 7 fans grew tired of his inability to beat the rival schools and ultimately drove him off to Arizona Burns, and was named captain of the Runnin’ State in 2006. Bulldogs as a sophomore and was named MVP of Now that streak of tournament the team in his senior season. appearances looks pretty good. “Anytime I can get on the court and impart my Lowe must succeed this year, experiences on the basketball court to young men, despite losing starters Brandon it is exciting for me,” said Gash. Costner, Ben McCauley and Gash assumes the reins of a relatively new basCourtney Fells, the team’s top ketball program and one that will be playing its’ three scorers and holdovers from first season in the North Carolina High School Sendek’s tenure. The plan now Athletic Association (NCHSAA). will be to get the ball inside to “With anything, it doesn’t happen overnight,” said junior Tracy Smith, who started Gash. “A foundation must be established. 12 of the final 13 games and “For me, first, relating to the players and having averaged 12 points per game them relate to me. Second, experience will play a in that stretch, and rely on the factor, but once that foundation is laid then we can experience of senior Dennis move on try and build the success that we want to Horner (6.4 ppg). have.” Although Lowe won’t focus Waldroup will take over the Lady Gryphons and, on outside pressure, his players like Gash, he has several seasons of AAU experiwon’t deny it’s there. ence under his belt. “I am very proud to be here,” said Waldroup. “Our ladies have the needed work ethic to compete with the best and that’s what it’s going to take in this conference.” The Gryphons will play in the Western Highlands 2A/1A Conference.


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Boston College’s Tyrese Rice (4) shoots over North Carolina State’s Ben McCauley in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, in this Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, file photo in Boston.

“It is a lot of pressure,” Smith said. “We just want Coach Lowe to be happy and win.” They’ll have to do that, however, with a roster made up of players who have yet to show they can take a leading role in the ACC. The biggest question might be one that has plagued the Wolfpack the past two seasons: will Lowe find some reli-

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able play at the point, his college position? Since Engin Atsur’s graduation after Lowe’s first season, N.C. State has had a revolving door at the point with Javi Gonzalez, Farnold Degand and Julius Mays. Lowe said Degand will probably see time this year at the 2-guard spot, putting Gonzalez and Mays in competition for the starting job through the preseason. The Wolfpack also has some size and athleticism with 6-foot6 sophomore C.J. Williams and 6-9 freshman DeShawn Painter, while fellow freshman Richard Howell (6-8, 266 pounds) could help inside once he returns from preseason knee surgery that could keep him out until late November. Howell said the youngsters came in ready to work. “People’s jobs are on the line,” he said. “I and the other freshmen on the team, we’re taking it pretty serious. We don’t walk in the gym laughing.” Lowe has even tried to create a more businesslike attitude by holding early morning practices, which he said gives the players more time to study and get everything done during the day. N.C. State’s fans are hoping the results finally begin to show. “We’re different this year,” Lowe said. “We’re a young team. But I think so far the way the guys have worked together and pushed each other, we could have a good year.”



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RALEIGH (AP) — Even Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina acknowledges that its timing on two recent mailings was unfortunate. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that customers first learned their rates will rise by an average of 11 percent next year. Then they got a flier urging them to send an enclosed preprinted, postage-paid note to Sen. Kay Hagan denouncing what the company says is unfair competition that would be imposed by a governmentbacked insurance plan. Congress is likely to consider that public option as it debates the health care overhaul. “No matter what you call it, if the federal government intervenes in the private health insurance market, it’s a slippery slope to a single-payer system,” the BCBS flier read. “Who wants that?” Indignant Blue Cross customers, complaining that their premium dollars are funding the campaign, have called Hagan’s office to voice support for a public option. They’ve marked through the Blue Cross message on their postcards and changed it to show they support the public option, then mailed the cards. “I hope it backfires,” said Mark Barroso, a documentary film maker in Chatham County who is a Blue Cross customer and recipient of the mailings. A spokesman in Hagan’s office, David Hoffman, said the postcards have not yet begun arriving in the senator’s office because of the mail screening process, but he said lots of people have called, angry about the insurer’s tactics.

Fish killed at N.C. lake

HIGH ROCK LAKE (AP) — Thousands of fish have died at High Rock Lake and North Carolina officials blame a natural occurrence.

But the Yadkin riverkeeper blames the deaths on a massive sewage spill this summer. The Salisbury Post reported that Division of Water Quality spokeswoman Susan Massengale said the state found no evidence that sewage caused the fish kill. Massengale says officials think low dissolved oxygen, stirred by changing temperatures and storms, caused the deaths.

I-40 job will take longer ASHEVILLE (AP) — State transportation officials say clearing Interstate 40 where a rock slide blocked the highway in both directions near the North CarolinaTennessee line could take longer than first thought. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported the state doesn’t have a precise timetable for clearing rocks from the slide, which occurred about 2 a.m. Sunday. Highway engineer Joel Setzer with the North Carolina Transportation Department says the original estimate of three months probably is unrealistic. Crews cleared rubble from the eastbound lanes Tuesday and used a tractor-mounted hammer drill to break up some of the large boulders at the base of the 200-footwide slide. Blasting could start Wednesday.

Company adding jobs HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — Financial technology company Fiserv Inc. plans to open a new location in North Carolina and add more than 400 jobs. State officials said Tuesday the Brookfield, Wis.-based company plans to invest $4.9 million in Hickory during the next three years. Employees at the facility will provide customer support and other services, and the jobs scheduled to begin in February will pay an average annual wage of $25,368.

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A City of Denver snowplow clears a downtown street as an autumn snowstorm sweeps over the intermountain West on Wednesday. Forecasters predict that up to 10 inches of snow will fall on the Denver metropolitan area while some places in the mountains could see up to two feet of snow before the storm finally moves out on Thursday.

Storm dumping snow on the Rockies, Plains DENVER (AP) — A storm bringing the first heavy snows of autumn to a large portion of the Rockies and western plains crippled parts of Colorado and Wyoming Wednesday, forcing road closures and sending students home from school as more than 2 feet piled up with much more expected. The slow-moving system socked Denver commuters with treacherous driving conditions — a strong punch for residents who were sporting short sleeves just a couple of weeks ago. Visibility fell below a quarter-mile in many areas, and forecasters warned the storm would linger. Western Nebraskans were already taking action as snow fell. Chadron State College closed its main campus and satellite locations through Thursday, and other schools in the area also shut down. Forecasters said 8 inches of snow had fallen in Whiteclay, near the northern border with South Dakota. The storm was expected to be the biggest snowmaker to hit Colorado’s Front Range in October since 1997, said Byron Louis, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Boulder, Colo. Up to 18 inches of snow was forecast in Denver and as much as 4 feet was possible in the Colorado mountains. Cheyenne was expected to get

Nation Today Man’s weight his defense HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of running up and down a flight of stairs to kill a former son-in-law is offering a novel defense: At 5 feet 8 and 285 pounds, he was just too fat to have pulled it off. An attorney for Edward Ates is making the case that his client wouldn’t have had the energy needed to fatally shoot Paul Duncsak, a 40-year-old pharmaceutical executive, from a perch on the staircase. Lawyer Walter Lesnevich claims that Ates, 62 at the time of the 2006 killing, was in such bad physical shape that he couldn’t have pulled off the shooting or the fast getaway the killer made.

a knife to the chest and the other accused of killing him. William Gorzynski, 15, was being held in juvenile custody on suspicion of second-degree murder in the Monday afternoon death of 14-yearold Matthew Gorzynski. According to police in Coral Springs, about 45 miles north of Miami, Matthew was playing music on a home computer. William was watching television nearby and complained the volume was too loud. He told him to turn it down. Matthew refused. The two yelled at each other, then fought. Then William went to the kitchen, grabbed a 7-inch knife and stabbed his brother in the upper left chest.

Navy jet, crew missing

Md. judge pleads guilty

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A Navy T-34 jet trainer with two people aboard has gone missing off the Texas gulf coast. U.S. Coast Guard officials said an air traffic controller at Corpus Christi’s naval air station lost contact with the crew about 3:20 p.m. Wednesday. The single-engine T-34 was last reported near Port Lavaca. The Coast Guard has dispatched a helicopter, jet and boats to search for the jet. Port Lavaca is about 75 miles northeast of Corpus Christi.

LA PLATA, Md. (AP) — A Maryland judge has apologized for engaging in a bit of vigilante justice when he let the air out of the tire of a courthouse employee who parked in a restricted area. Charles County Circuit Judge Robert C. Nalley entered a guilty plea and was given a $500 fine Wednesday for tampering with a vehicle at the courthouse where he usually presides. He also said he was ashamed that he let the air out of the courthouse cleaning woman’s tire and said he was “embarrassed for the community.” A visiting judge who handled the case also required Nalley to write a “heartfelt letter of apology” to Jean Washington, the woman whose tire he deflated. Nalley has been suspended from hearing criminal cases since the Aug. 10 incident.

Teen accused of stabbing CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Two teenage brothers were home alone in their suburban neighborhood when an argument over loud music spiraled out of control, police said, leaving one brother dead from

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at least 14 inches before the storm moves off. The National Weather Service predicted similar amounts for a wide area of Nebraska and Colorado plains. The storm also brought snow to northern Utah’s Wasatch Front. The storm was even more unusual in parts of western Colorado. In Grand Junction, where about 2 inches fell, it was the heaviest snowfall this early in the season since 1995, said National Weather Service hydrologist Bryon Lawrence. Cold Creek in the southwest had recorded 28 inches by midafternoon. Some schools in Colorado and Wyoming closed pre-emptively, including those in a Cheyenne district. And Colorado State University in Fort Collins sent students and staff home around midafternoon. A Colorado Springs homeless shelter decided to allow people who have been kicked out for breaking rules to return because of the weather. Wyoming state government shut down its offices in the Cheyenne area due to weather early in the afternoon. Most of the roughly 70 accidents in Wyoming happened on Interstate 80 before the Wyoming Department of Transportation closed the highway between Cheyenne and Laramie early in the day. Nine crashes caused injuries but no one was killed.

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By TIM PARADIS AP Business Writer

NEW YORK — Signs of a weaker housing market and a gloomier outlook on the economy gave investors more reasons to dump stocks. Major market indexes fell sharply Wednesday after the Commerce Department said new home sales dropped for the first time in five months. Sales slid 3.6 percent in September to 402,000. Analysts had expected an increase. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 119 points, or 1.2 percent. The Nasdaq composite index fell 2.7 percent, while the Russell 2000 index of smaller companies tumbled 3.5 percent. Many of the stocks in both indexes are considered more risky and so they suffered some of the biggest losses. The retreat came as Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reduced its expectation for the nation’s economic output for the July-September period. Goldman New home sales, however, are still up 22 percent from the bot- Sachs predicts third-quarter gross domestic product rose at an annual rate of 2.7 percent, weaker tom in January, and analysts than its earlier forecast of 3 percent. don’t expect them to recede too The government’s report on third-quarter GDP is far. due Thursday. Economists are looking for growth “We’re starting to climb out at an annual rate of 3.3 percent after a record four of a very deep, dark cave,” said straight quarters of contraction. Adam York, an economist with The day’s slide signaled that investors were reasWells Fargo Securities. “It’s sessing their hopes for a recovery in the economy. going to be a long process.” Demand for safe-havens like Treasurys rose as did The report provides a timely stocks of companies whose business is expected view of the housing market to fare better in a slump. Stocks of consumer stabecause it reflects signed contracts to buy homes, rather than ples companies like Procter & Gamble Co., which completed sales. It’s taken longer makes Tide detergent and Gillette razors, edged this year to finish deals because higher. According to preliminary calculations, the Dow of delays in getting approved for a mortgage and having the prop- fell 119.48, or 1.2 percent, to 9,762.69. The broader Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell for erty appraised. the fourth straight day, sliding 20.78, or 2 percent, Sales have begun to slow in to 1,042.63. The Nasdaq fell 56.48, or 2.7 percent, Nevada as buyers realize they may already be too late to qual- to 2,059.61. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies fell ify for the tax credit, said Allen 20.63, or 3.5 percent, to 566.36. Morris, a senior vice president At the New York Stock Exchange 2,777 stocks for Warmington Residential. The rose, while 322 rose. Volume came to 1.7 billion tax credit has been the major shares compared with 1.4 billion Tuesday. draw in the builder’s Nevada With about half the companies in the S&P 500 communities, where homes are index having reported third-quarter results, revepriced between $150,000 and nue is down 7.5 percent from a year earlier, accord$225,000. ing Thomson Reuters. “We’re excited about the prosA strengthening dollar and falling commodities pects of having the tax credit prices have weighed on stocks. The ICE Futures extended,” he said. US dollar index rose for a fifth straight day Sales in September were off Wednesday, its longest gains since the start of July. 7.8 percent from a year ago and Bond prices rose as investors sought safety from are down more than 70 percent a falling stock market. That sent yields lower. The from the peak in July 2005. yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell The median sales price of to 3.42 percent from 3.45 percent late Tuesday. $204,800 was off about 9 perCrude oil fell $2.09 to settle at $77.46 per barrel cent from $225,200 a year earon the New York Mercantile Exchange. Gold fell to lier, but up 2.5 percent from $1,030.50. August’s $199,900.

Sales slip, but GDP saw growth WASHINGTON — The number of buyers snapping up new homes dipped unexpectedly last month as the effects of a temporary tax credit for first-time owners started to wear off. The 3.6 percent drop in September’s new home sales, reported by the Commerce Department on Wednesday, was the first decline since March and a distinct sign of weakness in a market that had rebounded strongly over the summer. The report surprised Wall Street. Stocks fell Wednesday with the Dow Jones industrial average off 36.88 to 9,845.29 in midday trading. Homebuilder stocks also tumbled with Hovnanian Enterprises leading the way with a 9 percent drop, or 38 cents, to $3.92. On the positive side, however, the government reported that orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods rose 1 percent in September as demand for machinery offset weakness in commercial aircraft and autos. Analysts expect that the overall economy, as measured by gross domestic production, grew at an annual rate of 3.3 percent in the July-September quarter after contracting for a record four straight quarters. The third-quarter GDP report is due Thursday.

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Real estate agent Deborah Arends, left, talks with agent Cathy Goodrich as Goodrich tours an open house Arends was hosting in Seattle earlier this month. The 3-bedroom, 2-bath bungalow, selling for $350,000, had been on the market about four months.


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The drop in new home sales could help the lobbying campaign of real estate agents and homebuilders. They want Congress to extend the tax credit of up to $8,000 for first-time buyers. “Seeing a number like this today, I think a lot of lawmakers will be pounding their fists on the table,” said Jennifer Lee, an economist with BMO Capital Markets. Even builders of more upscale homes that at are out of reach for many first-time buyers have felt the impact of the looming deadline. High-end builders market to move-up buyers who need to sell before they can buy a new house. “The fact that the first-time homebuyer tax credit runs out is hurting,” said Bob Mitchell, chief executive of Rockville, Md.based builder Mitchell & Best, who has gone from selling 80 to 100 homes annually to around 30 this year. Still, he noted, “we’re at least selling something.” Critics, however, say many buyers would have made their purchases anyway and call the credit an unnecessary subsidy for people who don’t need it. New home sales fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 402,000 from a downwardly revised 417,000 in August. Economists surveyed by Thomson Reuters had expected a pace of 440,000.

GM likely to post sales gain

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. is likely to post its first year-overyear monthly sales gain in 21 months when automakers report sales figures on Tuesday, a top GM sales analyst said Wednesday. Mike DiGiovanni, GM’s executive director of global market and industry analysis, also told reporters that the payback from the government’s Cash for Clunkers rebates that depressed U.S. auto sales in September should be over. GM last reported a sales increase over the same month of the previous year in January of 2008, DiGiovanni said. GM’s vehicles sold poorly last

October, though, down 45 percent from October of 2007 when U.S. financial markets were collapsing. Also in October, GM should see its third straight U.S. market share gain, falling into the 20 percent to 21 percent range despite shedding four brands and trying to focus on Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac, DiGiovanni said. He predicted U.S. light vehicle sales for October will rise to an annual rate of 10.5 million, up dramatically from September’s 9.2 million. He said the U.S. auto market is not out of trouble yet but is showing signs of recovery.

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House Dems prepare to release health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats reached agreement Wednesday on key elements of a health care bill that would vastly alter America’s medical landscape, requiring virtually universal sign-ups and offering a new government-run insurance option for millions. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was planning a formal announcement Thursday morning, contingent on the outcome of a meeting of House leaders Wednesday afternoon, according to lawmakers and aides. Officials said the legislation could be up for a vote on the House floor next week. The rollout would cap months of arduous negotiations to bridge differences between liberal and moderate Democrats and blend health care overhaul bills passed by three separate committees over the summer. The developments in the House came as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., tried to round up support among moderate Democrats for his bill, which includes a modified government insurance option that states could opt out of. The final product in the House, reflecting many of President Barack Obama’s priorities, includes new requirements for employers to offer insurance to their workers or face penalties, fines on Americans who don’t purchase coverage and subsidies to help lower-income people do so. Insurance companies would face new prohibitions against charging much more to older people or denying coverage to people with health conditions. The price tag, topping $1 trillion over 10 years, would be paid for by taxing highincome people and cutting

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Rep. John Shadegg, R-Ariz., holds a copy of the House health care bill as he talks about health care Wednesday during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.

some $500 billion in payments to Medicare providers. The legislation would extend health coverage to around 95 percent of Americans. “I’m pretty confident that we’ve got the right pieces in place,” said Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., chairman of the Education and Labor Committee, one of the three panels involved in writing the bill. “We can quibble over parts of it, but the fact is when you’re taking a 60-year-old system that grew up in a rather haphazard fashion and you’re trying to bring some coherence to it, these are sort of the things you have to do at the beginning of that process.” Plenty of work remains to be done before a bill could land on Obama’s desk — and there’s still no guarantee that Congress can complete the legislation before year’s end, as the president wants. If Obama does sign a health overhaul bill, he will have

bucked decades of failed attempts by past administrations, most recently by former President Bill Clinton in the 1990s. House leaders hope to finish the bill before Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11. The Senate is aiming to start debate sometime in the next several weeks. Bills passed by the House and Senate would have to be merged before a final product could be sent to Obama, and there are a number of differences between the two chambers that would have to be reconciled. Among them are the different approaches to the public plan. The House does not include the opt-out provision for states, and it has more stringent requirements for employers. The Senate would use a tax on high-value insurance plans to pay for the bill, an approach that the House version doesn’t have. In the end, Pelosi, D-Calif.,

and other House leaders were unable to round up the necessary votes for their preferred version of the government insurance plan — one that would base payment rates to providers on rates paid by Medicare. Instead, the Health and Human Services secretary would negotiate rates with providers, the approach preferred by moderates and the one that will be featured in the Senate’s version. That marked a defeat for liberal lawmakers, who argued for months that a public insurance plan tied to Medicare would save more money for the government, and offer cheaper rates to consumers. Moderates feared that doctors, hospitals and other providers, particularly those in rural states, would be hurt, and in the end they looked poised to prevail, despite constituting a distinct minority in the 256-member House

Democratic caucus. Some liberals were prepared to accept the negotiated rate structure. Others were still withholding support, even while pointing to Reid’s inclusion of a government insurance plan in the Senate bill as a victory in itself. “We were laughed at in August. Who would have thought that the Senate bill would have a public option?” said Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif., a co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Woolsey was noncommittal about whether progressives would accept the negotiated rates. “This is not walkaway time and it is not acceptance time,” Woolsey said. Members of the progressive caucus, along with lawmakers from the black and Hispanic caucuses, were scheduled to meet with Obama at the White House on Thursday, she said. The legislation would set up a new purchasing exchange where small businesses and individuals without affordable health care options could shop for and compare insurance plans. The new public plan would be one offered in the exchange, and it would be optional; an analysis by the Congressional Budget Office of early versions of the bill said that the public plan would be expected to cover 9 million to 10 million people by 2019. The House plan also envisions a significant expansion of Medicaid, the federal-state health care program for low income people. Democratic leaders still faced disputes over prohibiting taxpayer money for abortions and health care for illegal immigrants, issues they hoped to resolve after the bill’s unveiling.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Trumpeting a victory against careless spending, President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed a defense bill that kills some costly weapons projects and expands war efforts. In a major civil rights change, the law also makes it a federal hate crime to assault people based on sexual orientation. The $680 billion policy bill authorizes spending, but doesn’t provide any actual dollars. Rather it sets guidance that is typically followed by congressional committees that decide appropriations. Obama hailed it as a step toward ending needless military spending that he called “an affront to the American people and to our troops.” Still, the president did not win every fiscal fight. He acknowledged he was putting his name to a bill that still had waste. The measure expands current hate crimes law to include violence based on gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. To assure its passage after years of frustrated efforts, Democratic supporters attached the measure to the must-pass defense policy bill over the steep objections of many Republicans. The White House put most of its focus on what the bill does contain: project after project that Obama billed as unneeded. The bill terminates production of the F-22 fighter jet program, which has its origins in the Cold War era and, its critics maintain, is poorly suited for anti-insurgent battles in Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates targeted certain projects for elimination, putting them at odds with some lawmakers. The same spending items deemed unnecessary or outdated by Pentagon officials can mean lost jobs and political fallout for lawmakers back in their home districts. “When Secretary Gates and I first proposed going after some of these wasteful projects, there were a lot of people who didn’t think it was possible, who were certain we were going to lose, who were certain that we were going to get steamrolled,” Obama said. “Today, we have proven them wrong.” In another of several examples, the legislation terminates the replacement helicopter program for the president’s own fleet. That program is six years behind schedule and estimated costs have doubled to more than $13 billion. Yet the legislation still contains an effort by lawmakers to continue development — over the president’s strong objections — of a costly alternative engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Air Force’s fighter of the future. A White House veto threat about that never happened. “There’s still more fights that we need to win,” Obama said. “Changing the culture in Washington will take time and sustained effort.” Obama signed the bill in the East Room, adding some fanfare to draw attention to his message of fiscal responsibility and support for the military.

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GM chief says pay cut ‘fair’

WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors Co. CEO Fritz Henderson said Wednesday that government-imposed cuts to his own salary, and the pay of other executives at seven companies that received taxpayer money, were “fair” and “thoughtful.” Henderson was among executives who will see their base salaries slashed under a plan by Kenneth Feinberg, the Obama administration’s “pay czar.” Henderson, between meetings with lawmakers on Capitol Hill, said the changes were “tough, but the situation is tough.” Feinberg said last week he had ordered the seven companies to slash the base salaries of their top executives by an average of 90 percent and cut total compensation — cash, stock and perks — in half. GM and Chrysler are among the compaAssociated Press nies that received government Registered Nurse Earline Thomas draws a Swine Flu funds. shot at Olive Harvey College Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009 in Henderson’s base salary was Chicago. More than 22 million doses of swine flu vaccut 30 percent to about $1.3 milcine are available now, and most Americans should lion earlier this year when GM soon find it easier to get their dose. accepted government loans. He received compensation valued at about $8.7 million in 2008, but much of it included stock and options now nearly worthless due to GM’s bankruptcy filing. Under Feinberg’s plan, Henderson’s compensation package is expected to be nearly $5.5 million, including a cash salary of $950,000. The bulk of his compensation will depend on the performance of GM’s stock when it becomes a public company WASHINGTON (AP) — An island in the Indian again. Ocean, vital to the U.S. military, disappears as the “We’re not public yet but we sea level rises. Rivers critical to India and Pakistan will be and if we do our job that shrink, increasing military tensions in South Asia. stock is going to have real value,” Drought, famine and disease forces population Henderson said. “We thought shifts and political turmoil in the Middle East. it was fair. We thought it was U.S. defense and intelligence agencies, viewing thoughtful.” these and other potential impacts of global warming, have concluded if they materialize it would Henderson said he had read become ever more likely global alliances will shift, the first-person account by the need to respond to massive relief efforts will former auto task force leader increase and American forces will become entanSteven Rattner in Fortune maggled in more regional military conflicts. azine. In the piece, Rattner was It is a bleak picture of national security that critical of GM’s leadership before backers of a climate bill in Congress hope the bailout, citing “stunningly will draw in reluctant Republicans who have poor management” and a board denounced the bill as an energy tax and jobs killer of directors that was “utterly because it would shift the country away from fossil fuels by limiting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and industrial facilities. At the current increasing rate of global carbon dioxide pollution, average world temperatures at the end of this century will likely be about 7 WASHINGTON (AP) — degrees higher than at the end of the 20th century, Senators agreed Wednesday to and seas would be expected to rise by as much as extend a popular tax credit for 2 feet, according to a consensus of scientists on the first-time homebuyers and to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. offer a reduced credit to some The security implications of global warming were repeat buyers. center stage Wednesday at a Senate Environment The tax credit provides up to and Public Works Committee hearing, one of a $8,000 to first-time homebuyseries of sessions in advance of voting on the cliers but is set to expire at the end mate bill, possibly as early as next week. “Our economic, energy and climate change chal- of November. The Commerce Department said Wednesday lenges are all inextricably linked,” retired Vice that new home sales fell 3.6 perAdm. Dennis McGinn told the committee. “If we cent in September, and some don’t address these challenges in a bold way and timely way, fragile governments have great poten- industry representatives blamed uncertainty about the tax credit. tial to become failed states ... a virile breeding Senators agreed to extend the ground for extremism.” existing tax credit for first-time “The U.S. military will be called to respond to homebuyers while offering a these threats,” added McGinn, a member of the reduced credit of up to $6,500 CNA Military Advisory Board, an influential think to repeat buyers who have tank on military and security issues. owned their current homes for The security implications of climate change have at least five years, said Regan been an issue of growing concern in the defense Lachapelle, a spokeswoman for and intelligence communities. Dennis Blair, the Obama administration’s nation- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. al intelligence director, has told Congress that The tax credits would be availglobal warming will have broad security implicaable to homebuyers who sign tions over the next two decades. Also, the Central sales agreements by the end of Intelligence Agency has created a new group of April. They would have until the experts to study the security fallout of increased droughts, population shifts, sea level rise and other end of June to close on their new homes, according to a summary likely impacts of severe climate change, and the Pentagon has embarked on a detailed study on the of the legislation being circulated among lawmakers. military’s vulnerabilities from a warmer world. “U..S. vulnerabilities to climate change are linked to the fate of other nations,” says Kathleen Hicks, a deputy undersecretary for defense. She told the Senate panel that senior defense officials believe climate change will make U.S. security challenges more difficult and complex. While the debate over climate legislation has been sharply split along partisan lines, the alarm over impacts on national security has come from both Democrats and Republicans in the defense and intelligence communities. A recent report by the American Security Project, an advisory group of high-powered Republicans and Democrats, called global warming “not simply about saving polar bears or preserving beautiful mountain glaciers ... (but) a threat to our security.” The group has on its board Republicans such as former Sen. Warren Rudman as well as Democrats including Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, the chief author of the Senate climate bill.

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In this May 4 file photo, General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson, conducts an interview with The Associated Press in Detroit.

docile in the face of mounting evidence of a looming disaster.” “There was a lot of truth in it,” Henderson told reporters. “You’ve got to take that to heart. You’ve got to internalize it and say, ’How do we change?’ We went bankrupt. We’ve got to change.” Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood met with Henderson earlier in the day and said he was impressed by the progress by the U.S. automakers. “I think the American car manufacturers are back — I really do. I am very encouraged,” LaHood told reporters. Also Wednesday, a person briefed on GM’s finances said the automaker will announce later this week that it draw from its government funding to pay the cost of buying a chunk of troubled parts supplier Delphi Corp. GM has agreed to pay several billion dollars to fund Delphi’s emergence from bankruptcy protection by buying an equity stake

in a new Delphi, purchasing Delphi’s global steering business and several of its factories. Details will be disclosed in a filing Thursday or Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the paperwork has not been filed. GM has received $52 billion from the federal government. It will draw on the roughly $33 billion in government money allocated to run GM after it left bankruptcy protection in July. Henderson told The Washington Post Wednesday that the company would not need further government aid. The person said the money isn’t being drawn to fund GM’s dayto-day operations, but would not give details of how GM is paying its bills. The automaker, which is 61 percent owned by the government, plans to release details of its finances in November.

Senators OK tax credit extension

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Senators were still negotiating the expansion of a separate tax credit that lets money-losing businesses get refunds for taxes paid in previous years, providing them with an immediate source of cash. Senators in both political parties were hoping to add both tax provisions to a bill that would give people running out of unemployment insurance benefits up to 20 more weeks of federal aid. The Senate could vote on the overall bill as early as Thursday, but lawmakers were still haggling over several unrelated amendments Wednesday evening. Popular bills like the one to extend unemployment benefits often attract amendments that would have a difficult time passing on their own. Republicans were demanding that they be given a chance to offer amendments to restrict federal aid to the beleaguered community activist group ACORN and on requiring that people receiving unemployment insurance be processed through E-Verify, an Internet-based sys-

tem that employers use to check on the immigration status of new hires. Majority Democrats have refused to add the amendments. If the Senate passes the bill, it would go to the House, which passed a similar bill extending unemployment benefits last month. House leaders have also said they support extending the tax credit for homebuyers. Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., has been negotiating for several weeks with Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., to craft an extended tax credit for homebuyers that would pass the Senate. Lawmakers didn’t release a cost estimate for extending the tax credit, though similar proposals were projected to cost about $10 billion. Industry representatives said uncertainty about the tax credit is hurting new home sales. September’s decline was the first since March. It takes 45 days to 60 days to close on a house, making it unlikely a sale made today would be consummated by the end of November.

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Special-needs kids need special parents Dear Abby: On Aug. 10 you printed Dear a letter from an aunt who was upset because her sister, the mother of a Abby child with autism, doesn’t have time Abigail to join in fundraising with her and van Buren the rest of the family. While I commend the writer and her family for raising money for autism research, that woman needs to cut her sister some slack. Very few parents (thank goodness for them, though) have the emotional energy, not to mention time, to advocate for their child’s special needs. I commend you for giving the writer of that letter the answer you did. The last thing we need to hear is some self-righteous know-it-all putting us down for something we were hand-picked by God to do. — Mom Dear Mom: I heard from the parents of many special-needs children who echoed your sentiments. And you’re right — it does take a very special parent not to crack under the stress. Read on: Dear Abby: I am the mother of two boys with special needs who are around his age, and I can assure you, that woman is already “very involved” in a way her sister cannot even begin to imagine. It is a labor of love that requires intense attention to their every action and potential need. Perhaps “Raising Money” should spend an entire day being the primary caregiver for her nephew while trying to complete household responsibilities or work. I cannot tell you the number of times I have cried in my car out of sheer fatigue (I now carry tissue in the glove box). — Cindy Dear Abby: No one fully understands what a parent with a child with a disability goes through from day one. First there is the emotional aspect. We grieve. It’s not the kind of grieving you do after a death. This is grieving that never ends. Not only is there the day-to-day caring for the child — feeding, dressing, hygiene, to name a few — but also phone calls, meetings, doctor visits, therapies. There is also the problem of not being able to get needed services. In many states, once children are out of the school system and on the waiting list for adult services, they sit and languish at home with NO services until they qualify for accommodations. In some states that can be many years. That

Fabric can be cause of rash Dear Dr. Gott: You recently published a letter from someone who Ask wrote about a skin rash. The person had tried various creams, lotions and Dr. Gott had been to several dermatologists for treatment and medication, with Dr. Peter M. Gott little or no help. I am an 83-year-old male. About 20 years ago, I had this same problem. My wife suggested that I stop wearing clothes that had polyester, wool or acrylic. I began wearing only cotton underclothes, shirts, sweaters, etc. The rash cleared up within weeks, and I have not had it since. If I do wear a sweater and sit in a chair covered with polyester for any length of time, I can feel the itching coming on. I enjoy your column very much and read it every morning. I have found many helpful tidbits of information and now sleep with soap under my sheets every night to prevent my leg cramps. Dear Reader: This is yet another cause of skin rash that is commonly overlooked. Most physicians think of detergents and soaps but not the actual fabrics as being skin irritants. Wool is a natural material that is known for causing itchy skin and rashes owing to its coarse nature. Both polyester and acrylic fabrics are synthetic and are relatively smooth on the skin. Cotton is both natural and easy on the skin. In fact, cotton has made a huge comeback, as more and more people are interested in easy-to-care-for, comfortable, sturdy fabrics. Thanks for writing to share your story. I hope it will help others suffering



Your Birthday, Oct. 29; If you establish lofty goals, your projects could be outstandingly successful in the year ahead. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — The way you handle the duties at hand will draw applause. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Respond quickly to situations that can be profitable. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Do not try to delegate jobs that have been dumped in your lap. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — If you get a sudden hunch about a long-shot financial windfall, don’t dismiss it. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Those who unexpectedly said no to you yesterday will offer support today. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Keep your ambitions to yourself, especially if you suspect others might think it weird. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — An unusual turn of events might provide an opportunity to assist a kind and generous person. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — That desire to break out of the restraints of the job will be satisfied. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Respond positively to a situation that calls for partners or allies to be employed. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Acting positively to a noble purpose is reward unto itself. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Pay close attention to how someone you admire responds to a touchy situation because what you learn could serve you well for the rest of your life. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Unexpected time on your hands can be put to excellent use if you complete all those neglected jobs. You may never get a chance like this again.

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nation/world World Today U.N. vote condemns embargo

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly to condemn the 47-year U.S. trade embargo on Cuba, an annual ritual that highlights near unanimous global opposition to America’s hard-line stance toward the communist island. It is the 19th time in a row that the world body adopted the symbolic measure. But Wednesday’s 187-3 vote — with two abstentions — was unlikely to sway Washington, which has loosened financial and travel restrictions on Americans with relatives on the island but has said it would not lift the embargo until Cuba accept some political, economic and social changes.

Rescue workers rush an injured person to a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan on Wednesday. A car bomb has torn through a market popular with women in northwestern Pakistan after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived in the country to show American support for its campaign against Islamist militants.

Kurds want to control oil area

BAGHDAD (AP) — The president of Iraq’s Kurdish region demanded Wednesday that oilrich Kirkuk be incorporated into his autonomous area, as parliament prepared for a showdown on the contentious issue of which of the northern city’s residents can vote in upcoming elections. Massoud Barzani’s comments ratcheted up the pressure on the eve of a vote on the electoral law that will lay the groundwork for January’s key parliamentary ballot. Lawmakers are split over amendments on which voting list will be used in Kirkuk — one favoring Kurds or one favoring Arabs.

French fight pirates, 7 caught

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somali pirates fired on a French fishing vessel and guards on board returned fire, prompting a military helicopter and warship to rush to the scene, authorities said Wednesday. Seven Somali pirates were arrested. Pirates in two skiffs fired on the French vessel about 350 miles east of the Somali capital of Mogadishu, said Cmdr. John Harbour of the European Union Naval Force. French military personnel on board the trawler, the “Cape Saint Vincent,” returned fire, French military spokesman Rear Adm. Christophe Prazuck said. It did not appear that any of the shots hit the pirates, he said. A German warship was dispatched to the scene, as was a helicopter, which fired warning shots at the pirates, who then were seen throwing items on the boat overboard. Once the warship arrived, seven pirates were detained, the EU Naval Force said. The attack off the east coast of Africa came Tuesday.

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Car bomb rips Pakistan market By RIAZ KHAN Associated Press Writer

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A car bomb struck a busy market in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing 100 people — mostly women and children — as visiting Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pledged U.S. support for Islamabad’s campaign against Islamic militants. More than 200 people were wounded in the blast in the main northwestern city of Peshawar, the deadliest in a surge of attacks by suspected insurgents this month. The government blamed militants seeking to avenge an army offensive launched this month against al-Qaida and Taliban in their stronghold close to the Afghan border. The bombing was the deadliest since explosions hit homecoming festivities for former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in Karachi in October 2007, killing about 150 people. Bhutto was later slain in a separate attack.

Wednesday’s bomb destroyed much of the Mina Bazaar in Peshawar’s old town, a warren of narrow alleys clogged with stalls and shops selling dresses, toys and cheap jewelry that drew many female shoppers and children in the conservative city. The blast collapsed buildings, including a mosque, and set scores of shops ablaze. The wounded sat amid burning debris and parts of bodies as a huge plume of gray smoke rose above the city. Crying for help, men tried to pull survivors from beneath wreckage. One man carried away a baby with a bloody face and a group of men rescued a young boy covered in dust, but others found only bodies of the dead. A two-story building collapsed as firefighters doused it with water, triggering more panic. “There was a deafening sound and I was like a blind man for a few minutes,” said Mohammad Usman, who was wounded in the shoulder. “I heard women and children crying and started to

help others. There was the smell of human flesh in the air.” Clinton, on her first visit to Pakistan as secretary of state, was a three-hour drive away in the capital, Islamabad, when the blast took place. Speaking to reporters, she praised the army’s anti-Taliban offensive in South Waziristan and offered U.S. support. “I want you to know this fight is not Pakistan’s alone,” Clinton said. “These extremists are committed to destroying what is dear to us as much as they are committed to destroying that which is dear to you and to all people. So this is our struggle as well.” Standing beside her, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the violence would not break his government’s will to fight back. “The resolve and determination will not be shaken,” Qureshi said. “People are carrying out such heinous crimes — they want to shake our resolve. I want to address them: We will not buckle. We will fight you.”

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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.

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2BR/1BA APT in FC Newly updated! $425/mo. + sec. dep. Contact 828-228-5873 2BR/2BA furnished, $800/mo. 1BR/1BA, living room & kitchen. $650/mo. Short term lease on both. 287-0983 or 223-1112

1, 2 & 3BR Nice, large Townhomes Private decks, washer/dryer hook up Water included! Starting at $375/mo.


1, 2 & 3BR Close to downtown Rfdtn. D/w, stove, refrig., w/d hook up. No pets! 287-0733

Homes For Rent 2BR/1BA Dual pane windows, ceiling fans, window a/c, w/d hookup. East Court St., Rfdtn. 1.5 blocks to downtown $310/mo. application 828-748-8801

3 Bedroom/2 Bath on dead end street in FC. $575/mo. + $575 dep. Call 245-5669

2BR/2BA in nice area Stove, refrig. No Pets! $380/mo. + deposit Call 287-7043

2BR/1BA House in Spindale $400/month + $350 deposit Call 828-442-0799 after 5p

Single wide Shiloh: 2BR/2BA No Pets! $425/mo. + $300 dep. 245-5703 or 286-8665

Large 3BR/2BA w/lg. yard in Rfdtn. $950/mo. 2BR/1BA w/laundry in Rfdtn. $450/mo. 625-5554

Central h/a. No pets! Call 828-247-1976

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Nice 2BR/2 full BA on priv. lot on Hudlow Rd. in Forest City. A/c, d/w. No pets! 704-481-8200

$25,000 takes it

Clean 2BR/1BA country cottage Rfdtn area $600/mo. + utilities 704-376-8081

Mobile Homes For Rent RENT TO OWN: 2BR SW Spindale area. Small DP + 1st mo. rent $350 429-3976

2BR/1BA 12x60

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14x76 - 1996 3BR w/fireplace Needs TLC!

$5,700 cash 704-484-1677

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16 — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, THURSDAY, October 29, 2009 Work Wanted Will do all types of home repairs and remodeling. Call 429-4100 or 286-0246 Please leave message

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Having qualified as Executor of the estate of GLADYS JUSTICE DOGGETT of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said GLADYS JUSTICE DOGGETT to present them to the undersigned on or before the 8th 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 8th day of October, 2009.

Having qualified as Collector of Affidavit of the estate of JACK RAY MELTON of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said JACK RAY MELTON to present them to the undersigned on or before the 8th 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 8th day of October, 2009.

John Charles Doggett, Executor 244 Justice Road Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Gail Parton, Collector of Affidavit 251 Painter’s Gap Road Rutherfordton, NC 28139

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE OF NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION RUTHERFORD COUNTY 09 sp 321 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY DAVID LEE SUGGS AND SUSAN DOWNEY SUGGS DATED DECEMBER 30, 2005 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 879 AT PAGE 581 IN THE RUTHERFORD COUNTY PUBLIC REGISTRY, NORTH CAROLINA NOTICE OF SALE Pursuant to a Court order and under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in the above-referenced deed of trust and because of default in the payment of the secured indebtedness and failure to perform the stipulation and agreements therein contained and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the secured debt, the undersigned substitute trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at the county courthouse of said county at 2:30 PM on November 4, 2009 the following described real estate and any other improvements which may be situated thereon, in Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows:

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828-289-3024 Help Wanted Autumn Care of Forest City now accepting applications for Experienced Cook, 7 hours/day and work every other weekend. Great benefits and competitive salary. Come join our TEAM! Call Cathy Whitmire, CDM 828-245-2852 or apply at 830 Bethany Church Rd., Forest City

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2006 BMW 325i 94,000 mi. Exc. cond.! Silver/gray leather, 6 spd. manual $15,800 firm 828-748-1294

Big Yard Sale! 738 Toms Lake Rd. Sat 7A-until Household items, childrens toys, clothes and furniture


FC: In rear parking lot of Hunnicutt Ford Saturday 7A-4P Men’s & women’s clothes, household, miscellaneous items, and much more!

No phone calls, please. HIRING: Nursery Keeper for Sundays/ Special events at First Presbyterian Church Forest City. Call 247-0183 or 245-6112 or submit resume to the church Shift Manager 25 -35 hrs. per week some weekends and nights $8.25 per hour High energy, works well w/kids. Cash register and computer skills needed. Vacation and holiday pay. No health insurance. Apply by mail only PO Box 1001 Forest City, NC 28043

Want To Buy I PAY CASH FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS Up to $10 per 100 ct. Call Frank 828-577-4197

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WILL BUY YOUR JUNK Cars & Trucks Pick up at your convenience!

Call 223-0277 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the estate of JOHN STEPHEN DORSETT, late of Roanoke, Virginia, the undersigned does hereby notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 15th day of January, 2010, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 15th day of October, 2009. Lynn D. Barnes 1706 Old Bridge Road Dolphin, Virginia 23843-2500 Jarald N. Willis, Attorney 120 East Court Street Rutherfordton, North Carolina 28139

Pet Magic Portraits Rutherford Vet Fri., Oct. 30 Call for Appointment 286-9335 Sitting fee charged

Lost Black Lab Male, fluffy hair, 2 yrs. old, blue collar. Lost 10/18 from Carson St. in Bostic. Call w/info 289-4726

LOST OR FOUND A PET? Place an ad at no cost to you. Runs for one week! Call today to place your ad 245-6431 Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm

GARAGE SALE Rfdtn 210 S. Hillside (between Pine & Maple St.) Sat. 8A-12P Toys, games, etc.

LARGE 3 FAMILY Rfdtn: 395 Washington St. Saturday starting at daylight Nice clothes, shoes, all sizes, lots of household items!

MULTI FAMILY Rfdtn 475 Davenport Rd. (off Poors Ford) Fri. & Sat. 8A-until Baby items, household, and more! No early birds!

YARD SALES ARE A GREAT PLACE TO FIND A DEAL! Look for upcoming yard sales every Thursday, Friday and Saturday!

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator CTA of the estate of MARY KATHERINE ASENTE of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said MARY KATHERINE ASENTE to present them to the undersigned on or before the 8th 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 8th day of October, 2009. Mary Floyd Asente, Administrator CTA 165 Grandview Drive Rutherfordton, NC 28139

SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN COLFAX TOWNSHIP, RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, BEING BOUNDED ON THE NORTH BY DOBBINS ROAD (S.R. 1923), ON THE EAST BY THE PROPERTY OF MICHAEL TODD MOORE AS DESCRIBED IN DEED RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 555, PAGE 662, RUTHERFORD COUNTY REGISTRY, ON THE SOUTH BY THE PROPERTY OF GEORGE E. MOORE, ET. AL. AS DESCRIBED IN DEED RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 429, PAGE 140, RUTHERFORD COUNTY REGISTRY, AND ON THE WEST BY THE PROPERTY OF ERNEST MOORE, ET. AL., AD DESCRIBED IN DEED RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 498, PAGE 340, RUTHERFORD COUNTY REGISTRY, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT IN THE CENTERLINE OF S.R. 1923, SAID BEGINNING POINT BEING THE COMMON NORTHEASTERNMOST CORNER OF THE TRACT HEREIN DESCRIBED AND COMMON NORTHEASTERNMOST CORNER OF MICHAEL TODD MOORE, SAID BEGINNING POINT ALSO LYING NORTH 0 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 4 SECONDS WEST 30 FEET FROM A NEW IRON PIN, WHICH NEW IRON PIN LIES NORTH 22 DEGREES 28 MINUTES EAST 136.5 FEET FROM THE NORTHEASTERNMOST CORNER OF THE ONE STORY RESIDENCE PRESENTLY LOCATED ON THE TRACT HEREIN DESCRIBED, AND RUNNING THENCE FROM SAID BEGINNING POINT SOUTH 0 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 4 SECONDS EAST (PASSING THROUGH A NEW IRON PIN AT 30 FEET IN THE LINE) 296.49 FEET TO AN EXISTING IRON PIN; THENCE NORTH 88 DECREES 43 MINUTES 50 SECONDS WEST 261.46 FEET TO AN EXISTING IRON PIN; THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 56 SECONDS WEST (PASSING THROUGH AN EXISTING IRON PIN AT 233.01 FEET IN THE LINE) 258.62 FEET TO A POINT IN THE CENTERLINE OF DOBBINS ROAD; THENCE WIT THE CENTERLINE OF DOBBINS ROAD NORTH 87 DEGREES 49 MINUTES EAST 84.98 FEET; NORTH 83 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 4 SECONDS EAST 35.70 FEET; NORTH 82 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 54 SECONDS EAST 85.21 FEET; NORTH 76 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 21 SECONDS EAST 59.12 FEET TO THE BEGINNING, CONTAINING 1.64 ACRES ACCORDING TO MAP AND SURVEY BY PROFESSIONAL SURVEYING SERVICES, NATHAN ODOM, REGISTERED LAND SURVEYOR, DATED MARCH 3, 1992. And Being more commonly known as: 504 Dobbins Rd, Ellenboro, NC 28040 The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are David Lee Suggs and Susan Downey Suggs. The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale. Any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. This sale is made subject to all prior liens and encumbrances, and unpaid taxes and assessments including but not limited to any transfer tax associated with the foreclosure. 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. This sale will be held open ten days for upset bids as required by law. Following the expiration of the statutory upset period, all remaining amounts are IMMEDIATELY DUE AND OWING. Failure to remit funds in a timely manner will result in a Declaration of Default and any deposit will be frozen pending the outcome of any re-sale. SPECIAL NOTICE FOR LEASEHOLD TENANTS: If you are a tenant residing in the property, be advised that an Order for Possession of the property may be issued in favor of the purchaser. Also, if your lease began or was renewed on or after October 1, 2007, be advised that you may terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. You may be liable for rent due under the agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. The date of this Notice is October 14, 2009. Grady Ingle Substitute Trustee 8520 Cliff Cameron Drive, Suite 300 Charlotte, NC 28269 (704) 333-8107 08-104108



The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, THURSDAY, October 29, 2009 — 17

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