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Jury seated; murder trial begins By LARRY DALE Daily Courier Staff Writer

RUTHERFORDTON — Jurors on Tuesday heard two vastly different accounts of a 2005 shooting incident that left one man dead and two wounded — and a man being tried for murder. Jack Meredith Martin is charged with

second-degree murder in the May 28, 2005, shooting death of Jonathan Lehi Moore and with two counts of attempted first-degree murder in the woundings of Phillip Chaisson and Philip Salks. Martin was convicted on those counts in 2007, but the North Carolina Court of Appeals returned the case to the trial court for a retrial after it found an error

in the first proceedings. Martin’s trial began Monday in Superior Court with a hearing on a 2009 altercation between Martin and a jailer and a defense motion to dismiss, which was denied. On Tuesday, a jury was selected and opening statements were offered by Please see Trial, Page 3A

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or later – to place floral orders. On Monday Hammond had already taken several orders and said roses were still the number one flower of choice. “They’re mixing it up this year, though,” Hammond said, flipping through orders on a clipboard. “Red is the number one seller, but some are doing a half dozen pink, half dozen red. I’ve also had requests for purple roses, and people are doing half white, half purple.” While it wasn’t the case Monday, Hammond said often near Valentine’s Day there will be

FOREST CITY — Old man winter has done a number on Rutherford County this season, and he’s hit from roofs to roads with freezing temperatures and blasts of snow. Some local roadways are pockmarked with potholes as a result, but DOT officials are working to patch things up. “What you’re dealing with in the winter time is the freezing and the thawing,” said Matt Taylor, county maintenance engineer. “When you get precipitation under the pavement and it freezes, it causes cracks and those loose pieces tend to pop out when you have traffic on the road and the snow plows.” Traditional asphalt used to patch potholes must be transported at temperatures around 300 degrees, making it impossible to use for patching during the winter. But DOT officials have a special cold mix asphalt available to them to patch potholes during the cold temperatures. “What we as a department keep during the winter time to patch those holes with is cold mix asphalt that has additives in it that keep it pliable to where we can use,” Taylor said. “The asphalt plants shut down during the winter time. It’ll be in warmer weather until we can get hot mix asphalt to patch the holes. The cold-mix is something we can use during the winter to fill in.” Temperature shifts cause the water under the pavement to freeze and then thaw and then freeze again pushing out heaved up areas on well-traveled and less traffic roads alike. “All pavement cracks and especially in the wheel path where the road way is and the water gets down in the cracks and then it expands and causes the pavement to basically buckle,” Taylor said. “A lot of times it doesn’t pop

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Spindale Florist employees Sybil James and Ada Bell Martin worked Monday to strip the leaves and thorns off roses to ready them to go into bouquets and arrangements for Valentine’s Day.

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Will it be roses? Many Valentine’s shoppers will be making difficult choices By ALLISON FLYNN Daily Courier Staff Writer

SPINDALE — Floral workers stripped roses of leaves and thorns Monday afternoon at Spindale Florist, gearing up for another Valentine’s Day rush. And with 1,000 roses already blooming inside the shop’s coolers and another 500 more expected in, there will be plenty more to work up before deliveries begin Friday. It’s hard yet to say if people will be a more conservative in their Valentine giving this year, said Spindale Florist Owner Brenda Hammond. Most people wait until today –

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FOREST CITY — Carolina Pocock had a tough week — making new friends, strengthening her own self-esteem and pushing to do her very best ­— and in the end she was rewarded as she was the first runner-up in the North Carolina Junior Miss scholarship program in Greensboro. Rocky Mount’s Hannah McMillian was named the state’s Junior Miss. “I was so ecstatic,” Pocock said from R-S Central High School

where she is a senior. Pocock was a winner in all five preliminary events and she said when she heard her name called for the first preliminary award, she thought, “I really won something.” “And then it kept going from there. I was in disbelief,” she said. For each preliminary award — talent, interview, fitness, selfexpression, scholastics — she won a $200 per award and as first Runner-Up she received a Please see County, Page 6A

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Foothills will launch survey on Monday

Steve Hartman, David and Cathy Cee enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage and bacon at Denny’s Tuesday morning. They were among 1,074 customers served a free Grand Slam from 5:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

RUTHERFORDTON — As part of a statewide effort to determine the penetration of broadband Internet access in Rutherford and surround counties, Foothills Connect will spend the next four weeks conducting an extensive telephone survey. The survey will be carried out by 20 workers recruited, trained and paid by Foothills Connect with a grant from the e-NC Authority. Surveyors will begin calling Monday, Feb. 15. The survey will continue through March 15 and attempt to gather 9,600 responses. Callers will ask participants about the level of Internet access, if any, that is available in the home, the type of devices used to access the Internet (computers, smart phones, etc.) and what access speed is available to the homeowner. were here last year” said David The survey was authored by Professor Nicholas and Cathy Cee. Joining them Didow of the Kenan Business School at the Tuesday morning around the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. table was friend, Steve Hartman. Information gathered will be added to the results She said their wait time was only of similar surveys conducted across the state. about 15 minutes. “They have a At the same time, other types of surveys and plan.” research are being done to provide a detailed picLinnes Patterson, Samantha ture of broadband access available across North Greene and Lakeisha Mills, Carolina. all students at Isothermal “One of Foothill Connect’s initial goals was to Community, didn’t have class help provide broadband access to all corners of Tuesday because of Professional Rutherford County. We believe this study will Staff Development Day, so they advance efforts to gain funding for the expansion were enjoying pancakes with all of broadband,” said Tim Will, executive director. the trimmings. Lakeisha has set Foothills Connect played a major role in gaina goal to be finished school and ing a $1 million-plus grant from the Golden in Atlanta, Ga., in 18 months LEAF Foundation that resulted in all county with a good job. public schools being connected to a high-speed, “This is a good price,” said fiber optic network. The same network was also Clarence Logan as he completed extended to all county first responder facilities, fire a stack of buttery pancakes. departments, rescue squads and police stations. Sitting at the counter, Landis Green, was also about to dig into his “Grand Slam” minus the pancakes, he said. He opted for RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of toast with his eggs and breakfast Transportation will temporarily close a section meat. of Rock Road (State Road 1520) between Old Free Grand Slams were served Gilbertown Road (S.R. 1539) and Oscar Justice until 2 p.m. and anyone waiting Road (S.R. 1523) near Ruth beginning Tuesday, in line at that time received rain Feb. 9. Motorists traveling on Rock Road from Ruth checks for a free Grand Slam toward Hudlow Road should use the following another day. detour: Rock Road to Old Gilbertown Road to U.S. 64 to Oscar Justice Road back to Rock Road. Contact Gordon via e-mail at jgorMotorists traveling on Rock Road from Hudlow Road towards Ruth should use the following signed detour: Rock Road to Oscar Justice Road to U.S. 64 to Old Gilbertown Road back to Rock Road. The closure is necessary to replace the bridge over Cathey’s Creek and will be in place for approximately 18 months.

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Denny’s giveaway draws crowd By JEAN GORDON Daily Courier Staff Writer

SPINDALE — Stacks of hot pancakes, melted butter and syrup, a side of bacon and sausage and eggs fixed anyway, were served by the hundreds here Tuesday morning as Denny’s Restaurant hosted its second annual “Free Grand Slam” breakfast. An estimated 1,074 people took advantage of the free breakfast, many arriving at Denny’s lining up at 5:15 a.m. Serving was scheduled to begin at 6 a.m. “But we started at 5:15 a.m. as the lines were already forming,” said waitress Tonya Charles. “It’s not as hectic as last year and we’re more organized,” Charles said as she scurried from one table to the next with orders at 8 a.m. Rhonda Morrow waited outside in the lobby for her name to be called. Everyone was asked to sign-in upon arrival and names were called as soon as tables were cleared. The wait time seemed to be less than 20 minutes. Manager Ron Mastrangelo said the announcement of the sec-

ond annual “Free Grand Slam” aired three times during the Super Bowl Sunday and featured several vignettes of screaming chickens. The promotion was also advertised on the Internet. He also said Denny’s corporate office in Spartanburg, S.C., bought some newspaper advertising in that area. Mastrangelo said Denny’s offers the Free Grand Slams annually to give back to the community they serve and also to bring new customers into the restaurant. “We want to bring people in who have not been here, who don’t come here normally, serve them in 20 minutes and win them over. Everyone left happy. It worked out great,” he said. It is also estimated Denny’s gave away $6,433.26 in Grand Slams. Denny’s staff members were attired in white t-shirts with the logo, “It’s Not a Good Day To Be a Chicken.” Mastrangelo estimates at least 2,141 eggs were broken, fried and scrambled for customers. Most patrons saw the news of the Free Grand Slams during the Super Bowl commercials and many were second timers. “We

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considered that Martin had military training Continued from Page 1A from his time in service. Brown says that the two men fought District Attorney Brad for the gun, with Greenway and Martin’s Chaisson’s finger on the attorney Kent Brown. trigger, and the shootGreenway offered ings occurred during a scenario in which that struggle. Martin was the gunThe first witnesses in man; Brown countered By SCOTT BAUGHMAN the trial are expected to with a version in which Daily Courier Staff Writer be called today. Chaisson was the gunRUTHERFORDTON — Trees near the approach man. In other matters for the Rutherford County airport will be getting Tuesday, the defense The prosecution and cut soon and a possible new Fixed Base Operator is defense accounts are had asked for verificataking a serious look at Marchman Field. tion of how the jury virtually identical in The county’s Airport Authority learned of the pool was selected. Lisa many other respects. tree cutting project progress and met with the Harmon of the clerk It is agreed that the potential FBO at their February meeting Tuesday of court’s office said four men played poker night. a computer randomly at an apartment at 919 “The first of February, we were able to send out pulls names from a Main St. in Chimney certified mailings with the notice of violation letlist of driver’s license Rock on the evening of ters and (engineering consultant) W.K. Dickson May 27-28, 2005. While and voter registration also provided a blow-up of each property so they information. Martin’s Salks and Chaisson can see what trees will be affected,” said county defense wants to ensure were out of the room planner Danny Searcy. “Included was a cover letthat the jury pool was where the game was ter that communicated there is grant funding to not somehow stacked being played, Moore take care of this clearing. And also, we’ve been against the defendant. and Martin argued able to secure some local contractors — H. and At the defense’s and got into a physical R. Landscaping and Bradley’s Tree Service — and request, Martin is being tussle. they have said these people are their neighbors allowed to wear a suit After that, however, and they want to do a job the land owners can be while jurors are presthe accounts differ. pleased with under the circumstances. They can ent, including a tie and Greenway says begin meeting with owners and cutting as early as Martin, who had belt. Those two items next week.” are not allowed to peobeen told to leave the Some areas that were going to be clear cut are ple in custody because apartment, left, went now going to be able to be cut less and some trees of concerns that they to his apartment and topped. About 100 trees will be affected - but might use them to hurt returned with a gun. not all will be cut down, some will be topped or themselves. The tie and The DA says Martin thinned. belt will be removed shot Salks twice out“Of the two plans we had before us, we are purwhen Martin leaves the side the apartment, suing the one with the bare minimum amount of courtroom. Martin said then went inside and work to keep our field safe,” said chairman Alan he wanted to be dressed shot and killed Moore. Guffey. in a style similar to his Greenway says Martin The board also voted to accept the FBO offer of attorney, and presidthen shot Chaisson in Western North Carolina Aviation (WNCA) in prin- the shoulder and grazed ing Judge Mark Powell ciple with the contract details to be worked out at granted the motion. the back of his skull. a later date. Also at the request Brown says Martin “We have a company called River Rock Holdings, merely returned to the of defense, the court LLC. That entity is owned by my wife and I and reporter is recording apartment to get some use it to hold two aviation businesses that we keep personal items he had all court proceedings, separated for legal reasons,” said Charles Thomas, left there and to make including jury selection, owner of WNCA. “We keep the flight training sure everything was OK opening statements business separate from the maintenance business. with the card players, and closing arguments. We started in Asheville in 2002, and have grown Potential jurors on since they had occafrom two aircraft to a fleet of nine aircraft.” Tuesday were repeatsionally argued before Thomas was hopeful to bring a flight training edly told to speak up and someone had school to Marchman Field and provide mainteso the reporter could been told to leave. The nance for the airport. record their answers to defense attorney says “We provide all of the aircraft maintenance at questions. when Martin returned, the Asheville airport for general aviation and com- Chaisson pulled up his Defense attorney mercial,” Thomas said during his pitch. “The only Brown questioned posshirt to reveal a gun he way that has happened in this timeframe is that was carrying and start- sible jurors about any my wife focuses on the day to day operations and preconceived notions ed to pull it on Martin. I’ve focused on the corporate operations. And we’ve concerning alcohol use Brown says although focused on growth.” and military service, Martin was twice Board member Mike Price expressed his support Chaisson’s age, the particularly service in of WNCA taking over the operation. the Vietnam War. The younger man hadn’t “We need job growth, and while that might not be in the narrow confines of the authority, as citizens we all know we need job growth,” Price said. “I see your flight school as job growth for our county.” Thomas highlighted the role that teachers and students might play in the community. “If you’re a career oriented student you work this like a job starting early in the morning and until dark,” Thomas said. “They have to live somewhere, eat somewhere and quite often buy cars. They become members of the community a lot like college students.” He also said WNCA would be growing the property tax base through moving aircraft from Asheville and generating jobs at the field. “We are now the largest non-governmental employer at the Asheville airport,” Thomas said. “We’ve got 22 employees and indirectly support about three times as many people. We want to continue to grow our business. We think the opportunity here will enable that to happen. We don’t want to over promise and then under deliver, but we do think we can significantly increase the tax base and total employment based here through business we can bring in.” Airport Authority members will work with county attorney Beth Miller to finalize the contract with WNCA possibly as early as Friday, with an April 1 start date in mind. Current Airport Manager Greg Turner will continue to serve at the field until WNCA takes over. Contact Baughman via e-mail at

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men reportedly had been drinking at the card game. And Martin is a Vietnam veteran. Brown also asked all of the men if they are Masons and all the women if they are members of the Order of the Eastern Star. Martin alleges that Masons swear an oath to each other that overrules their oath as jurors, and claims he is a victim of a conspiracy to convict him. No one in the jury pool claimed any ties to Freemasonry, although one man said his son is a Mason. He said they had not discussed the trial, however. A six-man, six-woman jury was seated at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, with two female alternates. The jury pool had been nearly depleted before the final juror was selected. Twenty-one jurors were excused during the course of the day, and only two people were left in the jury pool when the final choice as alternate was made. Judge Powell reminded jurors that they may only reach a verdict based on evidence presented in court. Powell warned that jurors must not visit the crime scene or try to conduct an independent investigation, which appar-

ently occurred during Martin’s first trial. He also said jurors may bring something to read during breaks in the proceedings, but he warned that they may not have legal or medical reference books. Powell added that he never thought the day would come when he had to say it, but he also specifically warned jurors that they may not send or receive text messages while they are in the jury box. The trial resumes today at 9:30 a.m. with matters to be heard outside the jury’s presence. Jurors were told to be ready to return at 10:30 a.m. Contact Dale via e-mail at ldale@thedigitalcourier. com.

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andidates began filing for elected offices on Monday and already a number of people have joined the races. That means that everyone will be treated over the next few months to a lot of political talk, a lot of political philosophizing and a lot of promises. What voters have to do between now and the May primary election and again between that date and the November general election is digest all that they hear and determine what is real and what is political posturing. It is a process that should be approached with reason, not with emotion. The decisions that people in elected office make do affect us. There are a lot of problems and issues facing our county, our state and our nation now. None bigger than getting our economy going again and getting people back to work. We are sure to hear a lot about that in the upcoming campaign. We are going to hear about taxes and government spending, We are going to hear about a lot of other issues. What voters need to do is listen, think about what the candidates are saying and vote as informed citizens.

Our readers’ views Says thanks to citizen for showing integrity To the editor: I would personally like to thank Patricia Ramsey for an act she performed on Feb. 1. My wife lost her pocket book in the parking lot of The Wal-Mart in Forest City, NC. Ms. Ramsey turned the pocket book into the office of Wal-Mart and they returned it to my wife. Thank you for your integrity. Jim Gentry Rutherfordton

Offers different view on government grants To the editor: On grant policies article. The article does sound comforting, and “business” friendly, however, it misses out the main problem with grants. They are created by involuntarily increasing taxes on private citizens. Think about it this way: If the state needs $10 million to function, it has to take $10 million from its citizens in tax money. As taxpayers and citizens we understand that and agree to that amount of taxation. However, if the same state wants to give out $5 million in grants, the only way it can do that is by collecting an additional $5 million from its tax payers. In the end, taxpayers are forced to give up $15 million of their own money in the form of sales and income taxes, so that the state can then redistribute the $5 million to businesses it selects. That is not a free market. That is central planning, which has failed to function in 100 percent of the cases it has been attempted in history. If you want to give out money, then earn it yourself, and grant

your own money to whomever you wish. Or present your case to people that have earned it, and convince them that their own money should be freely given away to a particular cause, business or person. That is in fact a true grant. There is absolutely no nobility, or mercy, in encouraging the government to confiscate money by threat of jail time, so that you, with a government grant application, can transfer it to someone else. That is robbery using a grant application as the weapon. Zoran Naskov Rutherfordton

Says schools should pick local candidate To the editor: In regards to the superintendent that will be replacing Dr. John Kinlaw: In my opinion, I think that there are plenty of qualified prospects in Rutherford County to replace Dr. Kinlaw. It is my opinion, that we should, “grow our own,” keep the job inside Rutherford County and let someone who knows our students, our children, our “culture” if you will, replace our current superintendent. All too often I think we look “outside the box” rather than what’s actually inside the box, Rutherford County. It is my opinion that if we want to have a low drop-out rate, successful and positive school atmosphere and learning environment, (after all, that is what we are striving for, isn’t it?) then we do not need to look outside the box for his replacement. It is my opinion that when we search beyond our needs, and try too hard in looking for superin-

tendent replacements, then we always come up short. Seems a little preposterous to replace our current superintendent with someone who is not a qualified expert (one of our own), on Rutherford County. It is my opinion that when we look outside the box and have an outsider come in, with his/her views from their metropolises, then we are setting our students and staff up for failure. Don’t get me wrong, change is good, but someone who does not “know” Rutherford County then it is my opinion, they are not the right person for the job. Think about your car for a moment, Would you take your car to a refrigerator repairman if something is wrong with it? Then why would you recruit someone who has no concept of our students and educational needs, someone who is not from here? Just a thought and the current track record for superintendents seems to be in line with my opinion. Thank you so much for this opportunity to let my voice be heard. Lisa Stoehrer Forest City

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When changing the course of history, think RALEIGH — There’s certainly nothing wrong with advocates for the poor invoking the phrase social justice. Then again, I’m not quite sure what the words mean. OK, I get that those who speak of social justice generally are talking about equal opportunity, be it economic or something broader. And again, nothing wrong with that for those out there in the fray, pushing the public debate regarding how individual opportunity should be expanded, how policy and law can create level playing fields. But where does opportunity for some damage opportunity for others? These kinds of questions are often at the core of public policy debates. Look at the health care debate going on right now. Some families, through no

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fault of their own, face personal bankruptcy because of catastrophic health problems. Others largely satisfied with health care and health insurance don’t want benefits taxed or to otherwise see their economic opportunities diminish as a part of a national response. Meanwhile, the rising cost of medical care and its effect on government subsidized Medicaid and Medicare may mean diminished opportunities for our children and grandchildren.

So, someone might speak of social justice regarding health care reform. That doesn’t mean that you or I are going to interpret the meaning the same way. Why all the waxing philosophical about invocations of social justice? The phrase shows up three times in a proposal to reconfigure the U.S. history curriculum in North Carolina public schools. The idea has conservatives up in arms because, as it exists right now, the plan would have 11th-graders study the nation’s history from after Reconstruction Era to the present day, from 1877 forward. In other words, no founding fathers, no Monroe Doctrine, No Louisiana Purchase, no Civil War. Currently, 11th-graders

take a survey course that covers the country’s entire history. The plan would have 7th graders take a comprehensive U.S. history course. Right now, middle-grade students study world and North Carolina history. Public school officials say the end result would actually be more U.S. history instruction, not less. The intent, they say, isn’t to focus less on the founding fathers and the ideals that led to America’s founding, but to provide more in-depth study of larger themes. Perhaps. But using squishy terms filled with political connotations — rather than meaningful phrases such as “civil rights” and “equal protection under the law” — doesn’t instill much confidence.

I don’t doubt that high school students would benefit from in-depth study of the civil rights movement. Many student never learn of significant events that happened in their own communities. But wouldn’t students also profit from examining the ideas of the founders, and the origins of the ideas that led to country’s founding? Given today’s political polarization, there’s plenty of value in understanding that we are all creatures of Locke and Rousseau, that how we see ourselves in the world, our individuality, our freedom from place, is a product of their ideas. There is no larger theme in our country’s history. Mooneyham is executive director of the Capitol Press Association.

The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Shirley Hardin

Shirley Bradley Hardin, 75, of Cherry Mountain St., started in the hallway and Forest City, died Monday, kitchen area, but the cause is Feb. 8, 2010, at Hospice undetermined. House in Forest City. Conner said the family She was the widow of was expected to stay with George Hardin, and a daughrelatives overnight and, if ter of the late Barney and needed, the American Red Rulleen Wray Bradley. Cross will assist with other She is survived by three immediate needs. sons, Michael Hardin of There were no injuries. Ellenboro, Randy Hardin of Union Mills was assisted by Harris, and Barry Hardin Hudlow and Shingle Hollow of Rutherfordton; a brother, fire departments. James Bradley of Ellenboro; Also Monday, Cliffside fire- 13 grandchildren; and 10 fighters responded to a chim- great-grandchildren. ney fire at a home off New Funeral services will be Town Road. The fire was held at 2 p.m. Friday at Oak contained to the chimney Grove United Methodist and there was no damage. Church with the Rev. David Hawkins officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation is Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Washburn & Dorsey Funeral Home. also filed Monday for reelection to the NC Senate Online condolences www.washDistrict 46, representing Cleveland and Rutherford counties. She filed in her home county, Cleveland. Dwight Nations District Attorney Brad Dwight D. Nations, 56, of Greenway of Rutherfordton 241 Dillashaw Dr., Forest also filed for re-election, City, died Sunday, Feb. 7, making his intentions known 2010, at Rutherford Hospital. Monday at the State Board of A native of Swain County, Elections. he was a son of the late Willard and Hester Nations. Filing opens on June 14 for He worked for R.L. Jordan the non-partisan Rutherford Oil Company for more than County Board of Education 33 years. and Soil and Water ConserHe is survived by his wife, vation Supervisor races. Katherine S. Nations; a son, Shane Nations of Chesnee, S.C.; a stepson, Justin Harrison of Asheville; two sisters, Wilma Goodwyn of Newport, and Maisie King of Bostic; two brothers, drug paraphernalia, assault Johnny Nations of Jonesville, on a female and communiS.C., and Dean Nations of cating threats; placed under Bayboro; and two grandchila 48-hour hold. (RPD) n Jamie Lotoya Brown, 25, dren. A graveside service will be of 133 Mercury St.; charged held Thursday in the Lauada with communicating threats; Cemetery in Bryson City released on a written promunder the direction of Crisp ise to appear. (RCSD) Funeral Home. The Rev. Earl n Denise Brown, 45, of 133 King will officiate. Mercury St.; charged with Visitation is Wednesday communicating threats; from 6 to 8 p.m. at released on a written promWashburn & Dorsey Funeral ise to appear. (RCSD) Home in Bostic. n Tully James Hoke, 49, of 222 Hodge St.; charged with Online condolences www.washdomestic violence protective order violation; placed under a 48-hour hold. (RPD) Teri Seay n Shawn Dean McMurry, 18, of Whitesides Road, Lot Teri Seay, of Forest City, 1; charged with resisting a died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, at public officer; placed under a Carolina Specialty Hospital $500 secured bond. (SPD) in Charlotte. n Regina Cheryl Arrangements are incomThompson, 43, of 181 Wagon plete and will be announced Trail; charged with violation by Crowe’s Mortuary. condition of release; placed under a $5,000 secured Frances Purdom bond. (RCSD) Frances Kendrick Purdom, n Richard Littlejohn, 46, of 231 Marshall St.; charged 76, of Nolensville, Tenn., died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, in with seven counts felony Nashville, Tenn. probation violation; placed A native of Rutherford under a $70,000 secured County, she was preceded in bond. (Probation) death by her parents, Melvin n James Brandon Jones, 24, of 116 Grose St.; charged and Johnnie Elma Bridges Kendrick of Henrietta. with felony probation violaShe was a graduate of tion; placed under a $10,000 the Tri-High Class of 1951, secured bond. (Probation) retired from the United n Janis Hensley Byrd, States Postal Service, and 46, of 332 Southers Road; was a member of Concord charged with failure to Grandview Baptist Church in appear on a misdemeanor; placed under a $500 secured Nolensville. She is survived by her husbond. (RCSD) band, Kenney E. Purdom of n Dustin Vernon Lawter, Nolensville; two sons, George 27, of 161 Jonestown Road; W. Allen of Lexington, Ky., charged with driving while license revoked; placed under and Russell L. Purdom of Nolensville; one brother, a $1,000 secured bond. (RCSD)

Election filing quiet FOREST CITY — The second day of filing in Rutherford County for the 2010 Election was very quiet, said Angela Tesseneer from the Board of Elections, Old Fairground Road, Spindale. “I hope everyone doesn’t wait until Feb. 26,” she said of the final day to file in the for the Primary Election. “We must a have scared them off yesterday,” she quipped. Fourteen candidates announced their political intentions Monday for offices in Rutherford County. Senator Debbie Clary (R)

Police Notes Sheriff’s Department n The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department responded to 134 E-911 calls Monday. n Sarah Ruth Epley reported a larceny from a motor vehicle and aggravated assault. Items stolen included Epley’s driver’s license, wallet, checkbook and debit card and Hollister perfume. Items stolen were valued at $80. n Anthony Donald Tavernia reported criminal damage to property/vandalism to a mailbox. Damage to the mailbox was valued at $30.

Rutherfordton n The Rutherfordton Police Department responded to 36 E-911 calls Monday.

Spindale n The Spindale Police Department responded to 38 E-911 calls Monday.

Lake Lure n The Lake Lure Police Department responded to two E-911 calls Monday.

Forest City n The Forest City Police Department responded to 56 E-911 calls Monday. n Robbie Ledford reported an incident of breaking and entering and larceny.

Arrests n Christopher William Mullinax, 19, of North Greenriver Road; charged with possession of stolen goods; placed under a $20,000 secured bond. (RCSD) n Kenjerian Clashon Littlejohn, 21, of 112 Carla Drive; charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession schedule VI controlled substance, felony possession of marijuana with intent to sell/deliver and resisting a public officer; placed under a $17,000 secured bond. (RCSD) n Thomas Delaney Duncan, 25, of 985 Water St.; charged with felony probation violation, trafficking opium or heroin and resisting a public officer; placed under a $6,000 secured bond. (MCSD) n Christopher George Whiteside, 16, of 258 Pine St. charged with injury to personal property; custody release. (RCSD) n Davis Michael Cassidy, 24, of 246 Tryon Road; charged with manufacture marijuana, possession of



Fires damage two Obituaries houses in county UNION MILLS — A home off Camp Creek Road sustained structural, heat and smoke damage when it caught fire at about 5 p.m. Monday. Union Mills Fire Chief Dean Conner said a neighbor of Ricky and Tammy Sims noticed smoke coming from vents at the Sims home and called 911. Sims was at work and Mrs. Sims was running errands when the fire was discovered. When firefighters arrived, there was fire coming from the one-story wood frame home and it appears the fire

EMS/Rescue n The Rutherford County EMS responded to 31 E-911 calls Monday. n The Volunteer Life Saving and Rescue, Hickory Nut Gorge EMS and Rutherford County Rescue responded to one E-911 call Monday.

Fire Calls n Cliffside firefighters responded to a structure fire, assisted by Sandy Mush. Cliffside also responded to a chimney fire, assisted by Sandy Mush and Ellenboro. n Forest City firefighters responded to a smoke report. n Spindale firefighters responded to a smoke report. n Union Mills firefighters responded to a house fire, assisted by Hudlow and Shingle Hollow.

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Norris Kendrick of Sumter, S.C.; one sister, Carolyn McCartha of Forest City; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Jan. 24, at Concord — Grandview Baptist Church with the Rev. Randall Jackson officiating. Burial followed in the Nolensville Cemetery. Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapel Hill, Tenn., had charge of arrangements. Online condolences

Laura Baxter Laura Baxter, 55, of Mooresboro, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, at Rutherford Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Pruitt Funeral Home.

Cleo Geer Cleo Jordan Geer, 82, of Columbus, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at her home. Born in Polk County, she was a daughter of the late Clyde Jordan and Maggie Edwards Jordan, and the widow of Rupert Trent Geer who died in 2000. She was a graduate of Sterns High School, a retired administrative assistant for the Polk County Agriculture Extension Agency, and a member of Columbus Presbyterian Church. Survivors include two sons, Alan Geer of Black Mountain, and Bart Geer of Columbus; one brother, Charles Jordan of Coopers Gap; 10 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Columbus Presbyterian Church. Memorials may be made to Columbus Presbyterian Church, 21 Peniel Road, Columbus, NC 28722. McFarland Funeral Chapel in Tryon has charge of arrangements. Online condolences

Patricia Sansing Patricia Ann Torpey Sansing, 72, of Forest City, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at Hospice House in Forest City. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., she was a daughter of the late William Torpey and Gertrude Sheridan Torpey. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband, Marvin Edgile McIntyre. She was a former realtor and co-owner of Froggy’s Café. She was also an Air Force veteran and a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Forest City. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, William

William Elmer Lail Mr. William Elmer Lail, 86, of Walls Church Road, Bostic, died Sunday, February 7, 2010 at Rutherford Hospital. He was the widower of Maggie Cook Lail, and a son of the late W.J. and Mary Beaver Lail, and was also preceded in death by a son, Charles Lail, and a sister, Bertha Glover. Elmer was a farmer and the owner of Lail's Store and was a member of Walls Baptist Church. He served in the Army Air Corp in WWII in D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge. He is survived by two daughters, Betty Lail of Bostic, and Pat Page of Hendersonville; a sister, Frances Wiggins of Bostic; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at Walls Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Eugene Passmore and Dr. Robert Toney will officiate. The Rutherford County Honor Guard will render Military Rites at the grave. Visitation will be from 5 PM until 7 PM Tuesday at Washburn & Dorsey Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Walls Baptist Church, 822 Walls Church Road, Bostic, NC 28018. Friends may sign the online guest book at: Paid obit

Douglas Sansing; one son, Dennis Michael McIntyre of Forest City; one daughter, Judith Ann Sansing Helton of Rutherfordton; and two granddaughters. A memorial mass will be held at 12:10 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Church in Forest City. The family will receive friends afterwards in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043; or to the Immaculate Conception Church, Building Fund, 1024 W. Main St., Forest City, NC 28043. Arrangements are being handled by Crowe’s Mortuary. Online condolences www.

Deaths Edmund Gann RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. (AP) — Edmund Gann, a prominent thoroughbred owner who campaigned Medaglia d’Oro and several other major stakes winners, has died. He was 86. Gann began his career in racing in the mid-1960s. Among other top horses he owned were Denon, Midas Eyes, Peace Rules, Timbora, You, and You and I. Gann also won the 1988 Japan Cup with Pay the Butler. Many of Gann’s horses were trained by Hall of Famer Bobby Frankel, who died in November. Jimmie Heuga BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Former U.S. Olympic skier Jimmie Heuga, who won a bronze medal at the 1964 games and was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis six years later, died Monday. He was 66. Heuga finished third in the slalom at the ‘64 Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria. Fellow American Billy Kidd won the silver. It was the first time U.S. skiing had gained prominence worldwide. Heuga, born in Squaw Valley, Calif., won the 1963 NCAA championship in the slalom. In 1968, Heuga and Kidd were pictured on the cover of Sports Illustrated before they competed in the Olympics at Grenoble, France. Heuga was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1970.

Dwight D. Nations Mr. Dwight D. Nations, 56, of 241 Dillashaw Drive, Forest City, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010 at Rutherford Hospital. A native of Swain County, NC, he worked for R. L. Jordan Oil Company for over 33 years. He was the son of the late Willard and Hester Nations and was also preceded in death by a sister, Reba Nations, and two brothers, Beauford Nations and Vernon Nations. He was a wonderful husband, father, and was full of life...we look forward to seeing you again in Heaven. He is survived by his wife, Katherine S. Nations; a son, Shane Nations and his wife, Christy, of Chesnee; a stepson, Justin Harrison of Asheville; two sisters, Wilma Goodwyn of Newport, and Maisie King of Bostic; two brothers, Johnny Nations of Jonesville, SC, and Dean Nations of Bayboro; two grandchildren, Kayelee Nations and Branson Nations. A graveside service will be held Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 at Lauada Cemetery in Bryson City under the direction of Crisp Funeral Home. Rev. Earl King will officiate. The visitation will be from 6 PM until 8 PM Wednesday at Washburn & Dorsey Funeral Home in Bostic. Paid obit

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Meetings/other Senior Valentine Dance: Thursday, Feb. 11, 7 to 10 p.m., at the Moose Lodge; dances are held the second and fourth Thursday of each month; all senior citizens welcome; for more information call 289-5852. SWEEP meeting: The (Solid Waste Environmental Energy Panel) will meet at noon Friday, Feb. 12, at GDS, 141 Fairgrounds Road. HNG meeting: “Conservation Conversation”; Wednesday, Feb. 17, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Old Rock Café (beside the entrance to Chimney Rock Park); topic “The Green Issue” by Michael Pollan; anyone interested in the protection/preservation of the natural beauty of Hickory Nut Gorge is welcome to attend; call 828-685-8798 for more information.

Miscellaneous 7th Annual Sportsmen Banquet: Saturday, Feb. 20, begins at 6 p.m., Liberty Baptist Church, Webb Road, Ellenboro; keynote speaker, former New York Yankee Bobby Richardson; catered barbecue meal and wild game tasting; $9 per person; door prizes; call 453-0186 for more information. Fall registration: The Tot Learning Center at First United Methodist Church, Rutherfordton, will begin registration for fall classes on March 1. Contact Cathy Watson at 287-3704 for more information. Free Boating Safety course: March 16 and 17, 6 to 9 p.m., Lake Lure Fire Department; register for class online at www.ncwildlife. org or contact Officer Dan Vogel at 288-1037. *Speical notice — On or after May 1, 2010 any person under age 26 must complete a NASBLA approved boating education course before operating any vessel propelled by a motor of 10 H.P. or greater. For more information and exemptions visit the web site.

Students/youth Walk-in soccer registration: Spring recreational season; Saturday, Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day; bring birth certificate; $40 first player, $35 each additional sibling; call 286-0073 for more information.

Fundraisers Poor man’s supper: Thursday, Feb. 11, 4 to 7 p.m., Providence United Methodist Church, Chase Middle community; adults $5, children $3, under 6 free; proceeds will go toward Feed the Hungry Ministry; bake sale proceeds for the purchase of a keyboard. Bingo: Friday, Feb. 12, 6 to 9 p.m., at the Spindale House; $1 per card; ‘98 Rutherford Rumble Team fundraiser. Sandwich sale: Saturday, Feb. 13, begins at 11 a.m., St. Paul AME Zion Church, 200 Lawing Road, Forest City; chicken sandwiches $3.75, fish sandwiches $4, drinks 50 cents. Bingo: Saturday, Feb. 13, begins at 5 p.m., old Gilkey School; hot dogs, fries and drinks will also be sold; sponsored by Rutherford County Traffic Control; proceeds for needed equipment. Soup and chili sale: Saturday, Feb. 13, from noon to 5 p.m., Union Hill AME Zion Church, Union Mills; sponsored by the stewardess board. Shrove Tuesday pancake supper: Feb. 16, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; St. Francis Episcopal Church Parish House; adult plates $5; ages 6-12, $3; under 6 free; proceeds for the St. Francis Youth and Samaritan ministries. “Italian Night Out”: Saturday, Feb. 20, 4 to 7:30 p.m., Oak Grove United Methodist Church; spaghetti, lasagna and other Italian dishes; cost $8 for adults and $4 for children; price includes salad, drink and dessert; church located on Oak Grove Church Road near Ellenboro; proceeds for church projects; sponsored by the UMM. Spaghetti dinner, bake sale: Sunday, Feb. 21, 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Forest City; $5 per person; children under 5 free; take outs available.

Music/concerts The Royal Quartet will be in concert Sunday, Feb. 28, at Harris Baptist Church. Singing begins at 2 p.m. Gospel singing program: Sunday, Feb. 28, 3 p.m., St. Paul AME Zion Church, 200 Lawing Road, Forest City; on program — St. Luke Holiness Church choir, Four Square Gospel Choir, New Zion Gospel Choir and several other groups; Rev. Beauford Brown, pastor.

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This year’s winter weather has taken a heavy toll on area roadways with potholes and cracked pavement showing up in many places, including the spot above on U.S. 221.

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out on its own but when you take that and combine it with snowplows it hits those parts that are heaved up and creates the pothole. We’ve noticed a number of spots on various secondary roads that have the issue.” The hot mix asphalt has to be used

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people lined up outside the shop when she opens. To get the best selection, Hammond said it’s best to order early. “The wire services will start cutting us off around Thursday,” she said, speaking of online ordering sites like FTD and Teleflora. “You may be limited to what you send.” If you want to send flowers but don’t want to incur the expense of roses, Hammond said there are other options. “Fresh or potted tulips are popular as are fresh flowers other than roses,” she said. And if you want to get the most power out of your flower, it’s all in how you care for them once you get them home. “We put a preservative in the water, but the recipient should keep them in a cool place and just add water every

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$4,000 scholarship With her in Greensboro were her parents, David and Laura Pocock of Rutherfordton, the Rutherford County Junior Miss committee, 2011 Junior Miss participants and dozens of other supporters. “Al I could see was this huge sign with ‘Caroline Pocock’ and they were pretty loud, too,” she said of the sea of supporters at Greensboro Auditorium. “It was an awesome experience and I would suggest this to anyone who wants to try,” she said of the Junior Miss program. Pocock admitted the first part of the week was pretty rough. “It was a lot of work, long late rehearsals and I was stressed out. Finally I was able to let down some and made friends and I forgot about the whole competition,” she said. Pocock said her year as Rutherford County’s Junior Miss and state program Saturday had taught her so many lessons about herself, having

while it is hot as the name implies. This is the mixture used to patch U.S. 74, U.S. 221 and other major roads. “We had crews out patching all day today and we do it all during the winter,” Taylor said. “This just happens to be a fairly cold winter but we use the cold mix and have for years. Generally what you see is the condition of some roads will tend to worsen over the winter time and we try to

keep the potholes patched with the cold mix. Depending on how bad the pavement is broken sometimes only hot mix asphalt will be adequate for a permanent repair. We use the cold mix to get us through the winter time until a more permanent fix can be put in place.”

few days,” Hammond said. It’s best to keep fresh flowers away from a heat vent, which will cause them to wilt more quickly. Since Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday, Hammond said most customers are ordering flowers for delivery on Friday. “We do have some for Saturday, but nothing like Friday,” she said. With arrangements to create, balloons to fill and stuffed animals to ready, Hammond said this week will be a long one for her and her employees. Thursday will probably be the longest day, she said, as they’ll stay at the shop “as long as needed” to get it all done for the weekend. If flowers aren’t what you prefer for your sweetheart, but jewelry is, there are ways to cut costs there too, said Tammy Morrow, manager of VasseyHemphill Jewelers. “Do something in sterling,” Morrow said. “Gold is $1,100 an ounce and sterling is $17 an ounce. I sell more sterling. Gold is not as popular right

now.” Morrow too said it would be hard to tell how this Valentine’s Day will compare to those in the past. “People usually wait until this week to buy,” she said. “The last week at Christmas this year was our busiest. We had a really good Christmas.”

confidence, pushing herself to strive harder and to have the confidence to say, ‘It is fine” as long as she does her best. “I came out of there with 24 best friends. We’ve been texting constantly,” she said, “and we’re already planning the reunion. It was awesome.” “We are so proud of Caroline and how she represented not only Rutherford County and the Junior Miss program but how she represented herself,” said Junior Miss Committee Co-Chair Rhonda Owens. “She glowed on the stage and we have had countless numbers of people coming up to us from the audience making comments about her stage presence and her performance. “We had countless numbers of compliments from the State Junior Miss committee of holding her in their highest regards,” Owens continued. “Her parents were highly complimented for raising such a wonderful young lady and how much she had going for her in the future. The compliments just went on and on, but the most important fact of the entire weekend, was that Caroline Pocock was so very

proud of herself, she did the best that she could possibly do, and she experienced the meaning of what Junior Miss is all about. Winning an award in every category is not an easy task, but she made it look effortless.” After high school, Pocock hopes to receive an internship in Washington, D.C., in either the House or Senate. After the year’s experience in politics, she plans to enter college either at UVA, UNC-CH, UGA or NYU. She hopes to become a psychologist or lawyer. Rutherford County’s Junior Miss is an official local preliminary of the America’s Junior Miss scholarship program. The RCJM program awards college scholarships to young women who have distinguished themselves at school and in their communities. Junior Miss participants develop interview skills, self-confidence, and other life skills that lead to future success. Rutherford County Junior Miss 2011 will be April 24.

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Morrow also said she didn’t think people would be buying jewelry as often as they had in the past to give for Valentine’s Day, especially with high unemployment in the area. But for those who do, they’ll spend money more conservatively. “They still want to give nice things and sterling is real and not costume,” she said. Red gemstones used to be popular to give as gifts, but in recent years hearts have continued to be popular. This year, key pendants are the in thing, Hammond said. Contact Flynn via e-mail at

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Chase swimmers head to championships CHASE — Zane Kingery heads a strong contingent of five Chase High men’s swim team members who will join him at the 1A/2A State Swimming Championships Saturday at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary. Kingery will swim in the 100yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke events. Also swimming individual events will be Alex Hutchins in the 50-yard freestyle and Evan Morse in the 100-yard butterfly. Kingery, Hutchins, and Morse will be joined by Joseph Toney in the 200-yard medley relay and the 400-yard freestyle relay. Hutchins, Morse, and Toney will team with Kirk Abraham in the 200-yard freestyle relay. Haley Hunt will represent the Chase women’s team in the 100-yard breaststroke event.

Central swimmers advance to state HUNTERSVILLE — After being postponed a day due to inclement weather, the Swimming 3A Western Regional were held Sunday, Feb. 7, at the Huntersville Fitness & Aquatic Facility. Swimmers in the 3A Western Division competed against teams from 40 high schools for their chance to finish in the top 12 to advance to the 3A State Championships. R-S Central was the host team, and Mike Kernodle, R-S Central coach, was the meet director. Kendall Corbett, an R-S Central freshman, competed in the 3A Western Regional with qualifying times in the Men’s 200-yard Individual Medley, Men’s 100-yard Backstroke, Men’s 200-yard Freestyle Relay, and the Men’s 400-yard Freestyle Relay. Other members of the RS Central mens relay teams were Shawn Deese, Hayden Tesseneer, Brian Deck, and Austin Jones. Sophomore Kaley Holmstrom qualified in the Women’s 200-yard Individual Medley, Women’s 100-yard Breaststroke, the Women’s 200-yard Medley Relay, and the Women’s 200-yard Freestyle Relay. Christy Powell, Kate Fetherolf, Shayla Hensley, and Claire O’Neal also competed on the women’s relay teams for Central. Corbett finished the Men’s 100-yard Backstroke with a top 10 time of 1:01.66 which qualified him to advance to the 3A State Championships. Holmstrom advanced to the State Championships in both individual events with a top 8 finish in the Women’s 200yard Individual Medley with a time of 2:20.79 and a top 4 finish in the Women’s 100-yard Breaststroke with a time of 1:10.72. The 3A State Championships will begin at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary.

East’s Rob Gray, left, goes up to the rim during the basketball game against Shelby Tuesday. East’s Devince Boykins, above right, goes past a Shelby defender for a lay up. Garrett Byers/Daily Courier

Cavaliers roll past Shelby, 85-74 By KEVIN CARVER Sports Reporter

FOREST CITY — East Rutherford is well on their way to claiming the SMAC title following a wild and fastpaced 85-74 win over Shelby Tuesday. A win at Chase on Friday would solidify the regular season title. “Mikhail Baxter came up huge on four straight possessions with four of

his five rebounds and two steals in the last two minutes of the game,” East Rutherford coach Brad Levine said. “The kids have learned how to play hard for 32 minutes, especially in the last five minutes tonight, and that’s how you win games.” Baxter came away with a steal and two timely rebounds late with Rob Gray (28 points), Devince Boykins (19 points), Raheem Hampton (11 points)

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Lady Lions claw past East By KEVIN CARVER Sports Reporter

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East’s Shanay Watkins (42) looks for room against the Shelby defense during the basketball game at East Rutherford Tuesday.

FOREST CITY — Shelby’s Matrice Sweezey went off for 25 points as East Rutherford’s girls basketball team gave up a late lead and the Lady Golden Lions roared to a 59-50 win Tuesday night. “I am proud of the girl’s effort tonight,” East Rutherford coach Larry Ross said. “This was no doubt a good test to get ready for the playoffs.” East Rutherford led throughout most of the contest, but Sweezey refused to allow Shelby to go down as the visitors were a perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line in the final frame. East led 13-8 on two Shaquisha Dawkins 3’s after the first period. East went up by as many as eight in the second period, but they held on to four-point Please see Girls, Page 8A

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all getting baskets when East needed them the most down the stretch. East Rutherford kept a four-point lead heading into the final frame, but Shelby cut that lead to one, three different times in the fourth quarter. Boykins had a baseline jam, then Hampton and Gray each put away lay ups to push East back out to three

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Retired high school football coach Herman Boone, left, receives a personalized football from Time-Out Management President Rodney Greene, right. Boone, whose personal story was captured in the film, Remember the Titans, visited ICC, Big Dave’s, and Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy to deliver a message that included the importance of education, overcoming adversity, and holding onto your dreams.

Legendary coach Herman Boone came to Rutherford County, Tuesday, to talk about adversity. It is a subject that both Boone and the county know well. Boone’s life was captured in the film, Remember the Titans, and the former high school football coach faced adversity firsthand during the racially charged 1960s. Boone was the head football coach at E.J. Hayes High in Williamston from 1961 to 1969. Over an eight-year stretch, Boone compiled a 99-8 overall record. That’s the kind of record that will usually get a coach a raise in pay, or at the very least the gratitude of the community. Boone was fired. Because he was black. After eight years on the job, an amazing record and the support of his students, the local school board decided the school, “wasn’t ready for a black coach.” To rub salt into the wound, the board, at Please see Boone, Page 9A

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East’s Raheem Hampton, middle, splits the Shelby defense during the basketball game at East Rutherford Tuesday.

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each time Shelby had cut into the lead. East hit three more free throws than Shelby in the frame and another Boykins’ slam was the ending statement with less than a minute remaining. Prior to that, Baxter came up with two big rebounds on one possession and Zach Price finished it for a lay up late to push the lead to 77-70. The Cavs regained a 54-53 lead on a Ricky Wilkerson outlet pass in the third period to Gray, who scored on the play. East would never relinquish the lead from that point on. East jumped out to an 11-2 lead in the first period off a three-point play by Baxter and Boykins produced a strong putback. A Shelby 19-9 run and late jumper by Antonio Washington, of the Golden Lions, gave the visitors a 21-20 lead at the end of the quarter. Gray, Hampton and Boykins soon came to life again for the Cavs in the second frame. Gray’s drive for two with Hampton and Boykins each delivering 3s saw East sprint back out to a 33-25 lead. Shelby wouldn’t go away though. Shelby’s Denzel Hosch jacked back-to-back 3s to pull the Golden Lions back within two, 46-44. Hosch was fouled with less than a second remaining before the half from 3-point land. Hosch sank all three freebies to give Shelby a 47-46 lead at the break.

Owens takes down TJCA By JACOB CONLEY Sports Reporter

AVONDALE — Owen used a big run in the third quarter to break open a close game and pull away from TJCA, 58-27. “I couldn’t be more proud of the guys tonight,” said TJCA coach Chris Gash. “The bigs played extremely well by fronting the post, but it was those turnovers in the third that did us in. “Even so, we are playing so much better than we were at the beginning of the season and I could not be more pleased.” Owen broke out to an early 7-2 lead, but a driving lay up by Richard Petty cut the lead to 7-4. After the Warhorses had expanded the lead to 12-4, TJCA went on a 6-0 run to close out the quarter, and were trailing by four, 12-10. Owen went on a 6-0 run to open the second quarter that was broken by a Petty turnaround jumper as TJCA trailed 18-12 at the 6 minute mark. Neither team could dent the scoreboard for four minutes of game action as the Griffs did a good job of fronting the post and denying entry passes to the Owen big men. The drought was finally broken by an Owen 3, but Petty scored on a put back and Michael Dedman hit two free throws to pull the home team to 23-16 at the break. TJCA continued to fight as Petty sank two free throws coming out of locker room, but Owen went on a long run to grab control of the game, 37-18. The two teams could only muster one field goal apiece for the rest of the quarter as the Gryphons trailed by 19, 39-20, going into the fourth. TJCA tried to make a comeback as Dedman connected on an old-fashioned three-point play, but the Owen inside game proved to be too much as the visitors converted numerous second chance opportunities en route to the win. Petty led TJCA with 18 points.

EASTERN CONFERENCE East Division W L Pct Boston 32 17 .653 Toronto 28 23 .549 New York 19 31 .380 Philadelphia 19 31 .380 New Jersey 4 46 .080 Southeast Division W L Pct Orlando 35 17 .673 Atlanta 32 17 .653 Charlotte 25 25 .500 Miami 24 27 .471 Washington 17 32 .347 Central Division W L Pct Cleveland 41 11 .788 Chicago 24 25 .490 Milwaukee 23 26 .469 Indiana 18 33 .353 Detroit 17 32 .347 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct Dallas 32 19 .627 San Antonio 29 21 .580 Houston 27 23 .540 Memphis 26 24 .520 New Orleans 27 25 .519 Northwest Division W L Pct Denver 34 17 .667 Utah 31 18 .633 Oklahoma City 29 21 .580 Portland 30 23 .566 Minnesota 13 38 .255 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Lakers 40 13 .755 Phoenix 31 21 .596 L.A. Clippers 21 29 .420 Sacramento 16 34 .320 Golden State 13 37 .260

GB — 5 13½ 13½ 28½ GB — 1½ 9 10½ 16½ GB — 15½ 16½ 22½ 22½ GB — 2½ 4½ 5½ 5½ GB — 2 4½ 5 21 GB — 8½ 17½ 22½ 25½

Monday’s Games Orlando 123, New Orleans 117 Dallas 127, Golden State 117 L.A. Lakers 101, San Antonio 89 Tuesday’s Games Charlotte 94, Washington 92 Chicago 109, Indiana 101 Cleveland 104, New Jersey 97 Philadelphia 119, Minnesota 97 Houston at Miami, late Sacramento at New York, late Detroit at Milwaukee, late Atlanta at Memphis, late Dallas at Denver, late Oklahoma City at Portland, late Utah at L.A. Clippers, late Wednesday’s Games Miami at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Toronto, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Orlando at Chicago, 8 p.m. Charlotte at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Boston at New Orleans, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Utah, 9 p.m. Portland at Phoenix, 9 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Orlando at Cleveland, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Denver, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday’s College Basketball Scores EAST Bentley 84, St. Anselm 60 Georgetown 79, Providence 70 Mount St. Vincent 91, Sage 73 New Hampshire 62, Albany, N.Y. 53 Phila. Biblical 67, Baptist Bible 64 Philadelphia 94, Chestnut Hill 92, OT Rutgers 70, Caldwell 62 Saint Louis 56, Saint Joseph’s 52

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lead at half (28-24), thanks to a long 3 by Shanay Watkins. Dawkins hit again to keep a 39-37 lead at the end of the third period for East. However, Sweezey hit the only Shelby 3 of the game moments later to take the lead in the fourth and the charity stripe became a friend of the visitors from there on. Despite a great defensive showing by the Lady Cavs, their record falls to 13-9 on the season, but they keep the two seed from the 2A portion of the SMAC league. Watkins led East with 19 points and Dawkins put up 17. Kelantra Allen added 12 more points in Shelby’s victory.

Owen 61, TJCA 54 AVONDALE — Murphy D’oyen

St. Joseph’s, L.I. 49, Old Westbury 48 Vermont 76, Boston U. 75 SOUTH George Mason 82, Va. Commonwealth 77, OT Kentucky St. 72, Lane 58 Marshall 115, Rio Grande 73 Tennessee Tech at Austin Peay, ppd. Vanderbilt 90, Tennessee 71 Wake Forest 92, Boston College 85 MIDWEST Akron 56, Cent. Michigan 52 Illinois 63, Wisconsin 56 Ohio 90, W. Michigan 74 Walsh 68, Malone 62

HOCKEY National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE East Division GP W L OT Pts GF New Jersey 58 36 20 2 74 153 Pittsburgh 59 35 22 2 72 187 Philadelphia 57 29 25 3 61 167 N.Y. Rangers 59 26 26 7 59 152 N.Y. Islanders 58 23 27 8 54 146 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Buffalo 57 32 18 7 71 158 Ottawa 59 33 22 4 70 164 Montreal 60 28 26 6 62 154 Boston 57 24 22 11 59 138 Toronto 60 19 30 11 49 162 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Washington 59 41 12 6 88 234 Tampa Bay 57 25 21 11 61 147 Atlanta 57 25 24 8 58 172 Florida 58 24 25 9 57 152 Carolina 58 21 30 7 49 155 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF Chicago 58 38 15 5 81 185 Nashville 57 31 22 4 66 159 Detroit 58 27 21 10 64 150 St. Louis 59 25 25 9 59 151 Columbus 60 24 27 9 57 156 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF Vancouver 57 35 20 2 72 184 Colorado 58 33 19 6 72 172 Calgary 59 29 21 9 67 150 Minnesota 58 29 25 4 62 161 Edmonton 58 18 34 6 42 145 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF San Jose 59 39 11 9 87 200 Phoenix 60 36 19 5 77 163 Los Angeles 59 36 20 3 75 180 Anaheim 59 28 24 7 63 166 Dallas 58 26 21 11 63 166

GA 134 171 154 163 180 GA 144 165 162 146 204 GA 161 166 183 167 188 GA 135 160 156 166 194 GA 140 151 149 170 199 GA 145 151 163 181 181

Monday’s Games San Jose 3, Toronto 2 Philadelphia 3, New Jersey 2 Colorado 5, St. Louis 2 Phoenix 6, Edmonton 1 Anaheim 4, Los Angeles 2 Tuesday’s Games Boston at Buffalo, late N.Y. Islanders 4, Nashville 3, SO Carolina 4, Florida 1 Calgary at Ottawa, late Vancouver at Tampa Bay, late Detroit at St. Louis, late Dallas at Chicago, late Wednesday’s Games Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Nashville at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. San Jose at Columbus, 7 p.m. Washington at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Colorado, 9 p.m. Edmonton at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Washington at Ottawa, 7 p.m.

notched 27 points, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Owen, as the Lady Gryphons fell just short, 61-54, Tuesday. Owen jumped out to an early 6-0 lead, but a personal 5-0 run by D’oyen, which included a deep 3-pointer, cut the deficit to 6-5. From that point, the visitors turned up the pressure and as a result went on a 17-5 run the rest of the quarter to take a 23-10 lead after the first. TJCA applied pressure of their own and slowly began to claw their way back, cutting the lead to eight midway through the period on an Autumn Ruppe jumper. The teams traded buckets for the rest of the frame with D’oyen carrying the load for the Lady Griffs with 17 first-half points. Even with those exploits, however, the home team still trailed, 36-27, at the break. TJCA came out of locker room on fire as Anna Dedman contin-

Buffalo at Carolina, 7 p.m. Boston at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at Florida, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. Edmonton at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

TRANSACTIONS Tuesday’s Sports Transactions

BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Agreed to terms with LHP Mark Hendrickson on a one-year contract and LHP Will Ohman on a minor league contract. Designated RHP Armando Gabino for assignment. CLEVELAND INDIANS—Agreed to terms with RHP Jamey Wright on a minor league contract. OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Released OF Willy Taveras. National League MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Agreed to terms with LHP Scott Schoeneweis on a minor league contract. NEW YORK METS—Claimed OF Jason Pridie off waivers from Minnesota (AL). Designated RHP Jack Egbert for assignment. American Association EL PASO DIABLOS—Signed OF-INF JD Reininger. FORT WORTH CATS—Released C Matt Combs. SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CAPTAINS— Signed INF Joe Urtuzuastegui and INF Andres Rodriguez. Atlantic League YORK REVOLUTION—Signed LHP Brian Holliday and OF Jamar Hill. Can-Am League BROCKTON ROX—Signed INF Scott Wearne and C Al Profeet. SUSSEX SKYHAWKS—Traded INF Jeremy Hunt to Chico (Golden) for cash. BASKETBALL Women’s National Basketball Association LOS ANGELES SPARKS—Signed G Ticha Penicheiro. FOOTBALL National Football League MINNESOTA TWINS—Agreed to terms with OF Jacque Jones to a minor league contract. PITTSBURGH STEELERS—Signed P Adam Graessle and WR Brandon London. HOCKEY National Hockey League ATLANTA THRASHERS—Placed D Boris Valabik on injured reserve. MONTREAL CANADIENS—Called up LW Tom Pyatt from Hamilton (AHL). Assigned F Ryan White and F Brock Trotter to Hamilton. NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Recalled F Colin Wilson and D Nolan Yonkman from Milwaukee (AHL). Placed D Cody Franson on injured reserve. NEW JERSEY DEVILS—Recalled D Rob Davison from Lowell (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Signed F Mark Parrish to a one-year contract and assigned him to Norfolk (AHL). Recalled D David Hale from Norfolk. WASHINGTON CAPITALS—Recalled G Semyon Varlamov from Hershey (AHL). American Hockey League AHL—Approved the relocation of Edmonton Oilers’ AHL franchise to Oklahoma City to begin play there in the fall of 2010. MANITOBA MOOSE—Released F Evan Rankin. NORFOLK ADMIRALS—Released D Jamie Fritsch. SPRINGFIELD FALCONS—Reassigned D Cody Wild, D Matt Nickerson and F Kelly Czuy to Stockton (ECHL). Released D Zach Tarkir. ECHL ELMIRA JACKALS—Announced F Keegan Dansereau, F Matt Lowry and F Tim Spencer have been recalled by Binghamton (AHL). COLLEGE SYRACUSE—Announced the resignation of running backs coach Roger Harriott.

ually broke down her defender and dished off to open teammates for easy buckets, and following a D’oyen 3, TJCA trailed, 45-43. Owen, however, finished on a 6-0 run to take an eight-point lead into the fourth. TJCA had numerous opportunities to draw close, but missed several key chances at the foul line and still trailed by eight with 2 minutes left. Owen, on the other hand, cashed in from the charity stripe to go up by 12. A late five-point run by the Griffs cut the deficit to seven, but it was too little too late as TJCA fell.

R-S Central 76, Burns 37 LAWNDALE — Shannon Hines posted 20, while teammates Melissa McLaughlin and Shalonda Twitty each posted 11 as the Lady Hilltoppers plowed past Burns, 76-37, Tuesday.

Wake Forest holds off late rally, beats BC 92-85 WINSTON-SALEM (AP) — Al-Farouq Aminu had 22 points, Chas McFarland added 14 points and 11 rebounds and Wake Forest held off a late rally by Boston College to beat the Eagles 92-85 on Tuesday night. L.D. Williams added 14 points for the Demon Deacons (17-5,

7-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). They never trailed, were held without a field goal for the final 10 1/2 minutes, but made 14 of 18 free throws in the final 5:36 to win their third straight and fifth in six games. Tyler Roche scored a career-

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Peppers wants out of Carolina

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North Carolina coach Roy Williams gestures during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Maryland, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, in College Park, Md. Maryland won 92-71.

CHARLOTTE (AP) — Julius Peppers no longer wants a longterm contract with Carolina, saying the Panthers have ignored him this offseason. In an interview aired Tuesday morning on Charlotte radio station WFNZ-AM, the five-time Pro Bowl defensive end indicated he’s irritated by the team’s “silence” and has changed his stance on whether he wants to continue his career in Carolina. “Last year, at the time, that was the option that I wanted most,” Peppers said. “Now it’s not.” While agent Carl Carey said last week he believes the Panthers aren’t interested in retaining Peppers, Carolina’s career sacks leader, team officials haven’t announced their plans for the impending free agent. General manager Marty Hurney didn’t immediately return a phone message Tuesday. “How can you say you want to be somewhere when you’re not really sure if they want you there because they’re not even talking to you?” Peppers said.

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Carolina Panthers’ Julius Peppers (90) talks to Washington Redskins’ Brian Orakpo (98) during NFC football practice at the Pro Bowl on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

play elsewhere and pleaded with the Panthers to let him leave in free agency. He said Tuesday he wanted out because he was upset with the team’s direction under then-defensive coordinator Mike Trgovac. “In my eyes I didn’t see us getting any better on that side of the ball,” Peppers said. “I felt like it was time to try somewhere else, do something else. But things changed. They brought in new people.” Trgovac and defensive line coach Sal Sunseri left. Ron Meeks took over the defense and Brian Baker replaced Sunseri. At the same time, the Panthers placed the restrictive franchise tag on Peppers, limiting his options in free agency. “I never felt that they did that with the intent to keep me here,” Peppers said. “I felt like they did that in attempt to send me off somewhere else to get compensation, draft picks or whatever.” There was no deal and Peppers eventually changed his tune, beginning negotiations on a long-term contract. But a deal

It’s another twist in a long-running saga between the two sides. After being held to a careerlow 2½ sacks in 2007, the Panthers still offered to make Peppers the NFL’s highest-paid AARON BEARD defensive player. Peppers on AP Basketball Writer Tuesday provided conflicting CHAPEL HILL — Ed Davis walks to class wear- reasons on why he rejected the contract. ing headphones like a shield against the negative “That deal was to make me vibe hanging over the North Carolina campus. Teammate Deon Thompson goes one better, rarely the highest-paid defensive player, but slightly, very slightly,” venturing out into public any more than he has to Peppers said. “I didn’t really feel these days. “I just try to stay out of sight,” the senior said. “It’s the sincerity behind that deal.” But later in the rambling just tough to be around people when you’re losing.” answer during the radio phone That’s never supposed to be a problem at a stointerview, Peppers also indicated ried program that boasts five NCAA championships, 18 Final Fours and nearly 2,000 total victo- he wasn’t worthy of such a deal. “I had 2½ sacks that season ries. Yet when the defending champion Tar Heels host rival Duke on Wednesday night, they’ll be in a and they’re coming to offer me position few could have imagined: unranked, near being the highest-paid defensive player. Like, I can’t even accept the bottom of the Atlantic Coast Conference and that,” Peppers said. “I’m not hurtling toward the NIT. deserving of that.” North Carolina (13-10, 2-6 ACC) has lost seven Peppers bounced back with a of nine games since the start of 2010 after earning career-high 14½ sacks in 2008, a No. 6 preseason ranking and entering the year then announced he wanted to as ACC co-favorites with the eighth-ranked Blue Devils (19-4, 7-2). In the past month, the Tar Heels have twice set the record for their worst loss under Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams, lost their past cessful, in his own right, and the two home games by double figures to unranked two head coaches found themopponents and trailed by at least 19 points in five Continued from Page 7A selves forced to work together. games. Boone, a then 37-year old black Things have gotten so bad that Thompson joked man, and Yoast, a then 39-year first, offered Boone the job of that he’s ordering delivery food under an assumed assistant coach at Hayes. The old white man, found common name. ground — football and the kids board had decided to offer “Like coach said,” he said, “how much worse can who played the game. Boone’s former job to a then it get, you know?” Together they built the Titans. 22-year old, white man, who Yes, it’s a different team from the one that rolled had just graduated from East And, it was Yoast, who at halfthrough last year’s NCAA tournament, with time of the state title game told Carolina University. Tyler Hansbrough, Ty Lawson, Wayne Ellington his charges, “make them rememBoone, with two Masters and Danny Green now in the NBA. Still, with ber that this was the night that degrees, was basically kicked to Thompson, Davis and Marcus Ginyard returning they played the Titans.” the curb. to guide one of the nation’s top recruiting classes, Boone, now 74, shared his This is where his story really the Tar Heels figured to at least give chase in the experiences, and his positive begins. ACC. mindset with faculty members at Instead of turning bitter at the Things looked OK after early wins against Ohio Isothermal Community College, petty, small minds of the world State and Michigan State, but no longer. Now and students, faculty, and staff around him, Boone pressed on Williams is reduced to coaching effort and conat Thomas Jefferson Classical to greater things. centration as much as Xs and Os for a young team Academy. In addition, Boone “It is a waste of time to be bitwith shaken confidence. spoke to a gathering of friends ter,” said Boone, after speak“At times, I feel we are getting better and at other ing to a private gathering at Big and supporters of Time-Out times, I see us regress,” said Williams, who hasn’t Dave’s Family Seafood. “It clouds Management. It was Time-Out hid his frustration in his postgame comments in Management’s Rodney Greene, your mind. recent weeks. “The consistency of that has been “Look, I knew it was just a sign who together with TJCA’s Tony difficult to handle. The bottom line is the results Helton, brought Boone to the of the times, part of the evils of and you’ve got to keep trying. And you know the county. segregation.” reason you’ve got to keep trying? Because it’s the “I think he (Boone) has a Boone, a native of Rocky right thing to do.” remarkable story, and one Mount, moved to Alexandria, The struggles haven’t gone unnoticed over in that needs to be shared with Va., and into a big cauldron of Durham. our community,” said Greene. racial tension and anger. “My reaction to that is what’s going on?” Duke The school board in Alexandria Greene organized the lunchtime junior Nolan Smith said. “Because when I look at speech as a ‘thank you,’ to the was merging three high schools, them, I know some of their players and I know supporters of the Dr. Martin with three diverse communities they’re a very talented team. There are guys who Luther King Jr. Holiday Hoops that had once been rivals, into are probably going to be lottery picks. It’s just very one consolidated school — T.C. Classic, including Forest City surprising to me.” Honda, Randy McKinney AllWilliams. While the Blue Devils talk respectfully of their State, Rutherford Hospital and The appointment of Boone as rivals, they privately have to be eager to face the several others. head football coach was viewed Tar Heels after losing six of the past seven meetBoone’s speech to the group as a “concession,” to the black ings. That will be particularly true on Wednesday assembled at Big Dave’s touched community and angered many night, when the Tar Heels retire the No. 50 jersey on the importance of community whites, who supported Bill of Hansbrough — who graduated as the program’s Yoast. Yoast had been very sucmembers supporting the comall-time scoring and rebounding leader to go with a 4-0 record at Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium — during halftime. Williams has repeatedly said it’s his job to get the team playing better. But ultimately, Ginyard said, the players have to pull the Tar Heels out of this nosedive. “There’s only a certain amount the coaching staff can do to try to change things up or try to get us to get the right things going on in our minds,” he said. “Things happen that you aren’t expecting someAUDREY’S FLOWERS GIFTS times and we’ve just got to do a better job of deal& THE SPORTSMAN DEN ing with it. Right now, it’s time we start focusing Flowers on just trying to get better.” Fresh & Silk Arrangements For All Occasions Births, Anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, Funerals Holidays, & Other Events Gifts Order Early Knives • Case, Browning, Hen & Rooster For Balloons • Baskets • Weddings • Quinceaneras Valentines

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couldn’t be reached and Peppers played under the one-year tender worth an NFL-high $16.7 million. After recording 10½ sacks, Peppers made the Pro Bowl and earned a $1.5 million bonus. The Panthers could use the franchise tag again in 2010, but it would include a 20 percent raise. Peppers would be due $20.1 million, plus another $1.5 million Pro Bowl bonus and $250,000 for each playoff victory. Carolina could use the franchise tag again and try to trade Peppers, but Peppers would almost certainly first have to agree to a long-term deal with that team. Several clubs, such as Philadelphia and New England, could be interested. But there are also questions about Peppers’ inconsistency. He acknowledged on Tuesday that even former defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, now coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, told him during his rookie year in 2002 that it doesn’t appear he’s playing hard on every down.

munity in which they live, and the importance of athletics and education. “Beliefs have a way of becoming thoughts. Thoughts can become words, and words can become actions,” said Boone. “It is those actions that define who we really are.” Afterwards, Boone talked of his father, and the importance of his father’s words to him that shaped his life. “I can remember my father telling me that he could singlehandedly bring down the KKK, if he could work from the inside,” said Boone. “He told me then, ‘son, if you stand outside and throw bricks at the wall, that building will never fall down, but if you can get on the inside — you can change them.’” Boone heeded his father’s advice and worked ‘from the inside,’ to correct the evils of racism. It was men just like Boone, who used sports to reshape our society. The legacy of Boone, who once coached the first black QB ever recruited by North Carolina (Ricky Lanier), is evidenced today in coaches from Tony Dungy to Mike Tomlin, and even locally in R-S Central’s Mike Cheek. Perhaps, we are reaching a point in our societal evolution where we no longer label our coaches, black or white. Perhaps, sadly, we haven’t. But there is only one label I can hang on Coach Boone — hero.

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Nation Today Space shuttle on track CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Endeavour zoomed toward a midnight rendezvous with the International Space Station late Tuesday, and NASA grew ever more optimistic that the shuttle is free of any launch damage. All the pictures and information collected during the first two days of the flight indicate Endeavour suffered no serious damage during Monday’s liftoff. But the analysis is continuing, and a few hundred photos taken from the space station during Endeavour’s final approach will yield additional data.

Cops search San Antonio SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Police began excavating a landfill Tuesday in search of a body or other evidence in the disappearance of an 8-monthold Arizona boy who was last seen with his mother at a San Antonio hotel on the day after Christmas. Elizabeth Johnson, 23, was locked in a custody dispute with the baby’s father when she took off from Tempe, Ariz., in mid-December. Johnson has refused to say where the baby is, but she told the father, Logan McQueary, that she killed the infant and threw his body in a trash bin — a story she later retracted in a media interview. Police Chief William McManus said Tuesday that authorities began the arduous task of digging down

Lake Lure Council cuts golf course committee By SCOTT BAUGHMAN

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Customers search for the end of a long check-out line at the Giant supermarket on Brentwood Road Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, before another large snow storm was expected in Washington. The grocery store was working hard to replace depleted stocks amid massive demand. A large snow storm hit the region Friday and Saturday, dumping 2 feet of snow in some places and a foot more may be expected for Wednesday.

through 45 feet of trash with hazardous material crews and cadaver dogs standing by. It will take at least six days to dig to the layer containing trash from the hotel.

Mom guilty of murder

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman was convicted of second-degree murder Tuesday in the fatal prescription drug overdose of her 4-year-old daughter. Carolyn Riley, 35, was accused of overmedicating her daughter, Rebecca, on powerful drugs prescribed by a psychiatrist who diagnosed her with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and bipolar disorder by the time she was 3.

NY gov fighting back ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. David Paterson, defying calls from even fellow Democrats to drop out of the race for a full term, said Tuesday that he would leave only if the voters turned him out through the ballot box, or “in a box.� Paterson spoke to reporters after several days of rumors sweeping the state Capitol about carousing in the governor’s mansion, all of which Paterson strongly denied. Since Paterson took over from his predecessor, who resigned in a prostitution scandal, his popularity has plummeted and many Democrats have voiced their preference that Attorney General Andrew Cuomo run for governor.

LAKE LURE — Lake Lure’s Golf Course advisory committee is no more. Town Council here officially disbanded the golf course committee as part of their February meeting Tuesday night, now that the course is being overseen by Course Doctors, a private company. “I want to thank the committee for all their hard work,� said Commissioner Linda Turner. “But now that the company is handling the golf course there is no longer a need for a committee.� Course Doctors took over operations and began renovations in January and hope to increase profitability and membership at the municipal golf course. Recent renovations have been hampered by weather, but work continues on stripping the course and reorganizing the management. In other business, the board also voted to increase the number of board members on the parks and recreation board to seven members. That group has been working on a new plan to utilize Morse Park and recently had a report from “Geese Peace� a non-profit group which aims to educate the public about feeding geese and other wild animals and why it is dangerous for the animals. In other business, Town Manager Chris Braund told the board efforts to wrap the sewer joints in the lake continue. We’ve completed 203 joints wrapped or inspected which is 12 percent of the joints we estimate are reachable at the bottom of the lake,� Braund said. “They have doubled their productivity since they began last year. The efforts to date have already taken a huge chunk out of the sewer intake everyday.� But not all of the sewer news was good. “There are quite a few broken and leaking lines around the shore and we’ve got an estimated $60,000 necessary repairs,� Braund said. “Many of these are private lines in a state of dire disrepair, but all are within the town property in the lake so we’re not looking at lines buried between the lake and somebody’s house. The portions that are submerged in the lake are needing repairs and since we’ve got a real sense of urgency to fix it while the lake level is lowered,

we’re moving forward.� The inspection team found a lot of duct taped lines and lines that were completely disconnected and leaking. “As we finish the project and find more specific details about whose lines needed fixing the town council may want to look at recovering some of the expenses,� Braund said. “But we’ve got to move on this now.� The board also debated delaying raising the lake level back to full pond. Levels are about four-and-ahalf feet lower than normal right now to let property owners make renovations or repairs to their docks and properties, but many projects have been delayed due to the winter weather. Representatives from Larkin’s on the Lake and Rumbling Bald Resort spoke to oppose delaying returning the lake level to normal — which is scheduled to happen on March 1. Lake Lure Tours estimated it stood to lose $10,000 if the lake wasn’t raised on time. Crew teams that normally practice rowing in the lake at Rumbling Bald would have to carry their boats through several yards of mud to reach the water. But not everyone felt it would be bad news for the rowers. “In the past when crews came to practice during down lake levels they were grateful that no other boats were able to operate on the lake,� said former commissioner Russ Pitts during public comments. “So, there could be a plus side for the crews.�

Commissioner Mary Ann Dotson said she felt delaying raising the lake might not help projects finish on time because more bad weather may be on the way. But she pointed to a project that involved a sea wall that is just barely keeping a house out of the lake and said it couldn’t be delayed. Local contractor Rick Coley agreed that the project was critical to save the structure and prevent the collapse of a house on Tryon Bay Circle. “We definitely empathize with the resort and Larkin’s,� said Lake Lure Mayor Bob Keith. “But we also sympathize with the contractors who need to make those projects happen. I’d like to keep the pressure on because the more you defer, the easier it is to defer again.� The board voted unanimously to delay raising the lake until March 11.


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Dow JonesINSURANCE industrials LIFE LATELY? Close: 10,058.64

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The dollar fell against the euro, while gold rose. Crude oil rose $1.86 to settle at $73.75 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Heating oil prices jumped as a snow storm expected to bring heavy snow moved toward the East Coast.

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Stocks rebound; Dow posts 150 point advance

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average jumped back above 10,000 on hope that the European Union will help Greece manage its growing debt burden. The Dow rose 150 points Tuesday, a day after closing below 10,000 for the first time in three months. The major indexes all gained more than 1 percent. Global markets bounced back on reports that European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet is changing his travel schedule to attend a meeting of EU officials on Thursday and that plans are being developed to rescue Greece. The reports are raising hopes that policymakers will take bigger steps to contain troubles in Greece. The county is struggling with big budget gaps and is seeing demand fall for its debt. Though Greece’s economy is small, investors are concerned that troubles there will spill into other countries. World stock markets have been tumbling in recent weeks on concerns that debt problems would spread. Investors are also concerned by budget gaps in Ireland, Portugal, Spain and the uncertainty has undermined Europe’s common currency, the euro. The European debt problems are the latest obstacle for investors who have put the market’s 10-month rally on hold. Stocks began retreating in mid-January after China said it would try to control its economy to avoid speculative bubbles. Things got worse when President Barack Obama announced plans to curb trading by large financial institutions. The Dow also got a boost from Morgan Stanley’s upgrade to shares of Caterpillar Inc. It was Morgan’s first upbeat take on the stock in three years. A cautious forecast from the equipment maker hurt stocks late last month. According to preliminary calculations, the Dow rose 150.25, or 1.5 percent, to 10,058.64, its steepest percentage gain since Nov. 9. The broader Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 13.78, or 1.3 percent, to 1,070.52, while the Nasdaq composite index rose 24.82, or 1.2 percent, to 2,150.87. Stocks have become more volatile in recent weeks as concerns grow about the strength and sustainability of a global economic recovery. The Dow, which fell almost 104 points Monday, has posted triple-digit moves in 11 of the last 17 trading days. The index has posted four consecutive Dow market has retreated 6.2 percent since hitting a 15-month high in the middle of January. The market’s leap higher illustrates how reliant investors around the world are on soothing words from policymakers. In the U.S., stocks have barreled higher for nearly a year because the Federal Reserve has pledged to hold interest rates low to help revive the economy. The flow of cheap cash has perhaps been the biggest driver of the market as investors look for places to stick their money.


In this Feb. 3 photo, job hunters search for a job at Worksource Oregon Employment Department center in Salem, Ore. Associated Press

Dems are circulating a jobs bill WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats circulated a jobs bill Tuesday that’s light on new initiatives on boosting hiring and heavy with provisions sought by lobbyists for business groups, doctors and the satellite broadcasting industry. The 362-page measure is still in draft form and has not been officially released. It has bipartisan backing but very few new ideas for creating jobs, other than a $10 billion plan to exempt companies from paying the employer’s share of Social Security payroll taxes for new hires if they are unemployed and hired this year. The idea, by Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, is regarded as more workable than President Barack Obama’s plan for tax credits of up to $5,000 for new hires. The rest of the measure is mostly comprised of last year’s unfinished business, including renewal of business tax breaks that have expired, an extension of unemployment benefits and health insurance subsidies and forestalling a cut in Medicare payments for doctors. The jobs bill is politically important for Democrats seeking to respond to public anxiety about the economy. But the measure also has a lot of pull with an assortment of lobbying groups seeking to extend a raft of tax breaks and other benefits that expire at the end of the month. The measure ignores some of Obama’s ideas, including the per-job tax credit, a $250 payment to Social Security recipients and $25 billion in help for cash-strapped states. Instead, the cornerstone of the plan would exempt companies

from paying the employer’s share of Social Security payroll taxes for new hires — as long as those people had been unemployed at least 60 days. A recent Congressional Budget Office report estimates that the idea could create up to 18 jobs per $1 million in tax relief, a more efficient way to boost hiring than provisions in last year’s $862 billion economic stimulus bill. The $10 billion plan could create perhaps 50,000 to 90,000 jobs through September and another 80,000 to 180,000 jobs next year. The overall measure would cost roughly $80 billion, said Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. Many elements would be financed by a variety of provisions closing tax loopholes such as one enjoyed by paper companies that get a credit from burning a dirty pulpmaking byproduct known “black liquor” as if it were an alternative fuel. The bill would also raise about $7 billion from a crackdown on international tax cheats, an issue the Internal Revenue Service and the Obama administration have embraced. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he hopes to release the measure officially later Tuesday with hopes of passing it this week, despite a second major snowstorm in less than a week bearing down on the Washington area. Reid said he expected the bill to get bipartisan support. But McConnell said he could not sign off on the package because many of his members had not yet seen the details. The powerful physicians’ lobby is behind a plan to prevent them from absorbing a 21 percent cut

in Medicare payments — but only wins relief through Sept. 30. Small businesses would continue to be able to write off equipment purchases as a business expense. The small business “expensing” plan, however, has only a modest effect in boosting jobs creation, the CBO says. Additional unemployment benefits for the longterm jobless are far more effective in creating jobs, it says. About $33 billion in popular tax breaks, including an income tax deduction for sales and property taxes and a business tax credit for research and development, would be extended through 2010. The tax breaks, more than 40 in all, expired at the end of 2009. They are routinely extended each year — the House voted to extend them in December — but the Senate never addressed them because senators were consumed by the health care debate. The tax breaks are important to a wide group of constituencies, including midwestern producers of biodiesel fuel. When the $1 per gallon tax credit for biodiesel expired at the start of the year, the retail price increased by $1 a gallon, making it less competitive with regular diesel fuel, said Michael Frohlich of the National Biodiesel Board. There’s still disagreement over some ideas, GOP aides said, including whether to add $20 billion in general Treasury funds to highway accounts for jobscreating highway and bridge projects. The aides spoke on condition of anonymity due to the delicacy of the talks. The measure also includes a major update of the law governing the satellite television industry.

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Toyota seeking damage control after recalls WASHINGTON (AP) — In public, Toyota is running apologetic TV ads and vowing to win back customers’ trust. Behind the scenes, the besieged carmaker is trying to learn all it can about congressional investigations, maybe even steer them if it can. It’s part of an all-out drive by the world’s biggest auto manufacturer to redeem its once unassailable brand — hit anew on Tuesday as Toyota’s global recall ballooned to 8.5 million cars and trucks. The day’s safety recall of 440,000 of its flagship Prius and other hybrids, plus a Tokyo news conference where the company’s president read a statement in English pledging to “regain the confidence of our customers,” underscored a determination to keep buyers’ faith from sinking to unrecoverable depths. In Washington, facing congressional inquiries and government investigations, Toyota through its lawyers and lobbyists is working full-speed to salvage its reputation. The confidential strategy — Toyota will say little publicly about its efforts — includes efforts to sway upcoming hearings on Capitol Hill and is based on experiences by companies that have survived similar consumer and political crises — and those that haven’t. Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich, said Toyota representatives visited his offices seeking to learn all they could. Toyota, which reported spending more than $4 million on lobbying last year, declined to discuss details of its plans. Rough headlines for Toyota continued Tuesday. In other developments: n State Farm, the largest U.S. auto insurer, said it had informed federal regulators late in 2007 about growing reports of unexpected acceleration in Toyotas. That disclosure raised new questions about whether the government missed clues about problems. Reps. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., and Stupak wrote insurance executives on Tuesday seeking information on any warnings they may have provided the government about unintended acceleration in Toyotas. n Congressional investigators cited growing evidence that not all the causes of Toyota’s acceleration problems have been identified. A staff memo from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which had planned an oversight hearing for Wednesday, said there was substantial evidence that remedies such as redesigned floor mats have failed to solve problems. The hearing was postponed until Feb. 24 due to snow in Washington. n Federal safety officials said they were examining complaints from Toyota Corolla owners about steering problems.

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President Barack Obama meets with bipartisan House and Senate leaders to discuss the economy and jobs, Tuesday, in the Cabinet Room of the White House,Washington. From left are, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Md.; House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio; House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calf.; the president; Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky.

Despite talk, partisanship rules WASHINGTON (AP) — Partisanship is reaching new heights in Washington, even as President Barack Obama makes almost daily pleas to get along. He’s scheduled a bipartisan health care summit, and just Tuesday he hosted GOP leaders at the White House for the first time in two months. But he often undercuts his overtures with his own jabs at Republicans. And there’s little indication the GOP is taking his comments as anything but political. Both sides’ stances might be summed up this way: We’re ready to cooperate right now. All you need to do is go along with what we want. On Capitol Hill, the minority Republicans routinely require a super-majority (60 votes out of 100) to move Senate bills. And only one GOP lawmaker, a House member, voted for the landmark health care bills approved separately by the House and Senate in December. The Democrats, meanwhile, wrote the House and Senate health care bills with virtually no input from Republicans. How has this come about? The contributing factors have been accelerating and converging for years: Gerrymandered House districts. Political realignments

that drive Democrats from the South and Republicans from the Northeast. And perhaps most of all: greater mobilization by both parties’ ideological wings, who punish those who dare cooperate with the other side. House and Senate members once saw the opposition party as the adversary, but now they consider it the outright enemy, said Norman J. Ornstein, a congressional scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Americans “are dividing into tribes more than we did before,” he said. Voters have driven virtually all liberals out of the Republican Party and all conservatives from the Democratic Party, eliminating a political dynamic that helped enact major legislation such as civil rights and Medicare in earlier decades. Obama made a multi-pronged appeal for bipartisanship Tuesday. He hosted Republican congressional leaders at a meeting on jobs, then held an unannounced news conference to ask for greater Democratic-GOP accord on at least a half dozen issues. But any doubts that bareknuckled partisanship still grips Washington were diminished when Republican leaders stepped outside the White House and denounced Obama’s health

care plan, even suggesting they might not attend his Feb. 25 summit. Tuesday was a perfect example of high-minded appeals for cross-party cooperation being quickly undermined by barbs. Obama and Republican leaders couldn’t even agree on a definition of bipartisanship. “Bipartisan cannot mean simply that Democrats give up everything that they believe in, find the handful of things that Republicans have been advocating for, and we do those things, and then we have bipartisanship,” Obama told reporters. “There’s got to be some give and take.” Two hours earlier, House Minority Leader John Boehner had stood outside the White House and openly questioned whether Obama’s bipartisan health care summit will have any value. He and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Obama first must scrap the Democrats’ bills; Obama says no. That followed Monday’s letter from Boehner and House Republican Whip Eric Cantor in which they told the president: “‘Bipartisanship’ is not writing proposals of your own behind closed doors, then unveiling them and demanding Republican support.”

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Humor Me Abbe Byers

Why ask why? Just leave the men at home Men are from Mars, women are from Venus. I learned a long time ago that my husband and I are not good shopping buddies, and my guess would be most couples aren’t. There are, of course, a few good men who are willing to sit on a bench while the little woman scurries around the mall. My husband has done that on several occasions, but it’s not among his favorite things to do. In our case the main problem is .... We don’t shop alike. First of all, it depends on the kind of store we’re going to. Grocery shopping is not so bad, farm and garden centers we can manage, and even “some” Christmas shopping. Unless we’re at a sportsman store, where he meanders for hours, my husband is a purpose shopper. He makes a list and sticks to it. I’m serious. He does not look left, he does not look right, he looks straight ahead with his list in hand. As for me, I like to look around and sometimes I like to shop just for the sport of it. So, anyway, all of this came to mind when I was in Walmart over the weekend. In four separate scenarios throughout the store, I heard conversations that brought forth the horror of men and women who cannot shop in harmony. First in the dairy section, a middle-aged woman was scanning the Pillsbury ready-tobake cookies when her male counterpart snipped, “Why do you need those?” This really frustrates me. My thoughts .... What difference does it make? Does she have to have a reason for looking at cookie dough? Maybe she wanted to fix them for the grandchildren or maybe she was going to fix them for you “Mr. Grumpy,” but you can forget it now. Next, I met a woman heading down the aisle for paper products. Trailing behind her was a man I assumed to be her husband or significant other, who had a scowl on his face and said to her, “What are you going down this aisle for?” She appeared stressed by his impatient question and my first thought was he should’ve stayed home. Then it occurred to me, “Look around, buddy. When nature takes its course later tonight, you’re going to need the paper.” I don’t get it. Why ask why? Later at the banana bin I heard something from the other end that made me grin. Again, a woman about my age holding bananas in her hands was asked “What are you going to do with those?” Oh, my gosh! I almost laughed out loud. I could think of at least two good answers for him, but I knew it was best for me to walk away. Why ask why? It’s bananas for heaven’s sake. Who knew a script was needed for banana shopping? And last, but not least, there was a handsome young couple shopping for fresh herbs. I reached over for cilantro, when I heard (in an arrogant tone), “What is that for?” I shook my head, grinning from ear to ear, and moved on. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not man-bashing, but some guys just aren’t made to shop. Why? The only reasonable answer — there is no shopping on Mars. Byers is lifestyles editor at The Daily Courier. Contact her via e-mail at



s the U.S. and other nations take to the slopes and ice, most of us in Rutherford County will be enjoying the 2010 Winter Olympics from the comfort of our couch. This year marks the 21st of the winter games, held in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The 411: Combining elements of surfing, skateboarding and skiing, snowboard — one of the fastest growing sports — is a recent addition to the Olympic Winter Games. Two snowboard events were introduced at the Nagano 1998 Winter Games — halfpipe and individual giant slalom. Parallel giant slalom replaced individual giant slalom at the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Winter Games and snowboard cross was introduced in 2006, at the Torino Olympic Winter Games. Events: Men’s Parallel Giant Slalom, Ladies’ Parallel Giant Slalom, Men’s Halfpipe, Ladies’ Halfpipe, Men’s Snowboard Cross, Ladies’ Snowboard Cross When to tune in: Snowboard cross is so fast it’s been compared to NASCAR on snow. Defending gold medalist Seth Wescott is among the favorites, as is Nate Holland, a 31 year old who has won every big action sports competition but Olympic gold, Feb. 15, 2:30 p.m., NBC

The theme for this year’s Olympic Games is “With Glowing Hearts.” If you’re tuning in, opening ceremonies will air at 7:30 on NBC Friday night. Games officially begin Saturday. For a complete schedule of events and when they’ll air, visit


The 411: The three Olympic sliding sports are bobsleigh, skeleton and luge. All three grew out of the practice of using a sled or toboggan — a light, narrow wooden platform on runners — to slide on snow or ice. The idea of racing sleds down a steep and twisting track dates back about 150 years, to the mid-19th century, when British tourists began tobogganing on the snowbound roads of the Alps. The four-man bobsleigh was on the program of the first Olympic Winter Games in 1924. The two-man bobsleigh event joined the Olympic Games program in 1932. Women began competing in bobsleigh for the first time in 2002, at the Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games. Events: Two-man, Four-man, Women’s When to tune in: Back from a degenerative eye condition and corrective surgery, Steve Holcomb leads Team USA in the two-man Bobsled, Feb. 21, 5:30 p.m., NBC

Speed Skating

Alpine skiing

The 411: Alpine has been practiced in the European Alps for at least 150 years. The sport became increasingly popular through the early 20th century, and debuted as an Olympic sport for both men and women in 1936 at Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Events: Men’s and Ladies’ Downhill, Men’s and Ladies’ Super-G, Men’s and Ladies’ Giant Slalom, Men’s and Ladies’ Slalom, Men’s and Ladies’ Super Combined When to tune in: Alpine whiz Lindsey Vonn hits the slopes, Feb. 14, 7 p.m., NBC

The 411: Speed skating emerged on the canals of Holland as early as the 13th century — a time when iron skates on wooden soles served as a mode of transportation. Competitive racing is known to have been held in Holland as early as 1676. Speed skating has been part of the Olympic Games since the first Winter Games in 1924. Originally, only men took part in competition. At the Lake Placid 1932 Games, however, women’s speed skating was a demonstration event and became a full medal event at the Squaw Valley 1960 Olympic Winter Games. Events: Men’s 500 m, Ladies’ 500 m, Men’s 1,000 m, Ladies’ 1,000 m, Men’s 1,500 m, Ladies’ 1,500 m, Ladies’ 3,000 m, Men’s 5,000 m, Ladies’ 5,000 m, Men’s 10,000 m, Men’s Team Pursuit, Ladies’ Team Pursuit When to tune in: Chicago native Shani Davis earned gold in the 1,000m at Torino, and as the world record holder in the event, he looks to replicate that feat at Vancouver. He’ll have to hold off fellow Americans Trevor Marsicano and Chad Hedrick to do it, Feb. 17, 8 p.m., NBC

Ski Jumping The 411: The first known ski jumper was a Norwegian lieutenant named Olaf Rye, who, in 1809, launched himself 9.5 metres in the air before an audience of other soldiers. By 1862, ski jumpers were tackling much larger jumps travelling longer distances and competing in official ski jumping contests. The desire to jump longer led to the radical new development in 1985 of V-style, where a ski jumper holds his skis in a V-shaped position (instead of parallel) while in the air. This position produced 28 percent more lift. Men’s ski jumping has been part of the Olympic

Winter Games since the first Games in Chamonix, in 1924. The large hill competition was added for the Innsbruck 1964 Winter Games. Events: Men’s Individual NH, Men’s Individual LH, Men’s Team When to tune in: Ski Jumping moves to the large hill where athletes reach speeds near 60 mph and can soar more than 400 feet, Feb. 20, 2:30 p.m., NBC

Text by Allison Flynn n Illustration by Garrett Byers

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TJCA to present Music Man Jr. SHELBY – Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy students from Rutherford and Cleveland County will present “The Music Man Jr.� Feb. 12-13 and Feb. 19-20 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 14 and 21 at 2:30 p.m. at Cleveland Community College’s Mildred H. Keeter Auditorium. The play is co-sponsored by the Greater Shelby Community Theater and Cleveland Community College’s Student Government Association.

Applications for the Master Gardener program being taken The NC Cooperative Extension Service will offer the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program beginning March 9, 2010. Applications will be taken untiil February 15th. The Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program is a horticulture education program designed to help meet the educational needs of home gardeners. As an Extension Master Gardener Volunteer, you will receive 40 hours of training in the following areas: vegetables, fruits, shrubs, trees, lawn care, houseplants, plant diseases and insects, and soils. Upon completion of the course each Volunteer is requested to devote a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer time to the Rutherford County Extension Center in assisting with the consumer horticulture area. Extension Master Gardener Volunteers in Rutherford County have been involved in many phases of consumer horticulture education from answering phone calls, programs given to civic organizations, community beautification, youth activities, school projects and demonstrations. Individuals interested in the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program can contact Jan McGuinn, Agriculture Extension Agent at the Rutherford County Extension Center at (828) 287-6011 to request an application form. All classes will be held at the Extension Center on Tuesday afternoons from 1 pm to 5 pm for 10 weeks. Class fee is $100.00 for the course and all materials will be provided. The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap.

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and “Gary, Indiana.� Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Advance tickets are available at a discount at Cleveland County Arts Council, Neal Senior Center, Arnold’s Jewelry, Badcock Home Furnishings and Maxwell B. Hamrick Insurance in Shelby and Boiling Springs. GSCT is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing qual-

ity theatre in and around Shelby. GSCT is funded in part by a Grassroots grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, and is a funded affiliate of Cleveland County Arts Council. Most of the support comes from season ticket memberships and generous tax-deductible contributions. For more information, visit, or call 704-480-8495.

Honor Rolls East Rutherford Middle School

The third six weeks honor roll at East Rutherford Middle School has been announced by Brad Teague, principal. Those students named to the list are: A Honor Roll 6th grade Meredith Aebersold, Kenyona Bethea, Laurin Bradley, Mikayla Brooks, Kellsey Bryant, Blake Bryant, Lauren  Camp, Dayana Castellon, Alexis Conner, Savannah

Davis, Mackenzie Fletcher, Zayd Ghaleb, Jessica Green, Austin Groome, Mollie Hollifield, Irine Khabarova, Megan Lawing, Kara McCurry, Lee Anna McKinney. Reece Oliver, Tamakia Petty, Tanner Peyton, Dawson Ridenhour, Brayden Riffle, Miranda Roberson, Trevor Robinson, Daniella Russell, Jessica Splawn, Ethan Stewart, Nicholas Strickland. 7th grade Lindsey Bailey, Cole Baldwin, Christina

Beheler, Jordan Boyd, Dylan  Bradley, Kandace Cooper, Angelica Deleon,Conner Enloe, Briana Geiger. Hannah Goode, Ajoyia Hamilton, Cragan Hardin, Chasidy Hoyle, Peyton Jarrett, Morgan Jolley, Pauline McCurry, Nathan Owens, Brianna Rodriguez, Caroline Simpson, Alysse Smith, Bobbi Soulisa, Matasia Staley, Victoria Strand, Ethan Trull, Jessi Whiteside, Olivia Whiteside, Makayla Whitesides. 8th grade Erica Beaty, Meredith

Bennett, Ryan Champion, Megan Dobbins, Alex Elgin, Sthefany Flores, Gray Hill, James Hunt, Morgan Lovelace, Rachel Murray, John Padgett, Christian Perry, Kamron Shytle, Austin Street, Garrett White, Hannah Wright. B Honor roll 6th grade Rashawn Alexander, Caitlin Barlow, Charlie Beheler, Hailey Benner, Matthew Bennett, Carsyn Bernhardt, Carson Bland, Leeann Brackett, Samantha Bradley, Curtis Bradley, Austin Bumgarner,

Stephen Burgin, Gillian Cabrera, Bailey Cirigliano, Kayla Clark, Aaron Collins, Josh Corn, Gracie Crump, Cheyenne Deyton, Briniya Edrington, Kali Ellis, Haley Eplee, Isabella Feeney, Matthew Galloway, Sha’Kayla Garrison, Kaleb Green, Hallie Hardin, Sydney Haynes, Shae Henson, Josh Hodge, Caitlinn Holt, Maggie Hopper, Dakota Hughes, Dijona Hunt, Talaila Jimerson, Allison Lail, Taylor Lewis, Andrew Lovelace, Logan Luckadoo,

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Forest City/ Dunbar Elementary School The third six weeks honor roll at Forest City/Dunbar Elementary School has been announced by Sally Blanton, principal. Those students named to the list are: A Honor Roll 3rd grade Melina Degree, Destiney Logan, Deontay Lynch, Savannah Martin, Amanda Nalley, Cameron Simmons, Aaron Smith. 5th grade Latia Brown, Glenn Earley, Joseph Wilkie, Madalyn Wright. A/B Honor Roll 3rd grade Lillian Bridges, Tianna Brown, Jacob Bumgarner, Zareeha Carson, Celeste Castle, Avery Champion, Timothy Champion, Nazirah Cooper, Hunter Daves, Shanyhia Davis, Cassie Enloe, Jeliyah Ferguson, Diretha Foster, Dezyrae Jones, Demetrius Mauney, Brooklyn Mills, Samuel Moore, Kayla Nolan, Heena Patel, Savione Powell, Noah Richardson, Randy Stuart, Tyemond Twitty, Litzy Vasquez, Hunter Young. 4th grade Autumn Drost, Vernoica Herrera, Melvin James, Jada Jarrett, Malcolm LIttlejohn, Anthony McDonald, Nahum McMullens, Lucas Monteith, Christian Ttoney, Blakely Watkins. 5th grade Lakeisha Watkiins, Malachi Cook, Corey Daves, Kevin Gonzalez, Aanon Gray, Dante Harkness, Jerry Isenhour II, Kaitlyn Lawson, Jonisha Logan, Horizon Miller, Laron Phillips, Makaylia Suber, Kobe Twitty, Jermaine Willis.

Ellenboro Elementary School The third six weeks honor roll at Ellenboro Elementary School has been announced by Bill Bass, principal. Those students named to the list are: A Honor Roll 3rd grade Sabie Bright, Noah Conner, Gabriella Day, Harrison Dyess, Adrian Escalera, D’Ana Flores, Drew Greene, Dakota Hendrick, Jordon Maner, Jesse Mitchell, Trent Morgan, Jade Morrow, Cameron Sharpe, Macie Sherburne, Emily Taylor. 4th grade Jacob Baldwin, Gracie Bennett, Abby

Bland, Nathan Brock, Miranda Byers, Amber Culleton, Mia Flores, Tucker Hamrick, Adam Hensley, Adam Hollifield, Addie Hopper, Dylan Litaker, Madison Miller, Makayla Moore, Billie Owens, Cassie Padgett, Kassidy Patrick, Logan Price, Hunter Scruggs, Holly Sherburne, Dallas Snyder, Jordyn Stroup. 5th grade Tyler Bridges, Emily Elgin, Erik Guerin, David Hunt, Katie Sessoms, Caleb Stewart, Ashlyn Wilson. B Honor Roll 3rd grade Sarah Boyd, London Bradley, Jahad Burris, Kaylee Camp, Joshua Clark, Dylan Curtis, Miranda Ferguson, Addison Greene, Aaliyah Hardy, Kinsley Harrill, Brooklyn Henderson, Randi Henson, Jenny Hoyle, Haley Humphries, Alex Kimbrell, Katie Linder, Makaili Marshall, Nikki McDonald, Vivica Moore, Hunter Moyers, Damian Parker, Lily Price, Dylan Russell, Bethany Terry, Kaitlyn Whisnant. 4th grade Camryn Bernhardt, Hunter Bradley, Julie Catoe, Hannah Conner, Skylar Cooper, David Davis, Noah Downey, Byston Ellis, Hunter Epley, Allie Flack, Clay Gordon, Cody Greene, Lawson Jolley, Victoria Kelly, Addie Lavender, Blakelee Lovelace, Rayanne Lovelace, Storm Mace, Josie Morrow, Jonathan Newton, Victor Santiago, Nicholas Schmidt, Wade Sneed, Cynthia Spratt, Samir Thompson, Hunter Toney, Kelly Wallace, Ashley Williams, Syerria Winters, Kaleb Yirin. 5th grade Brittany Bailey, Zachary Barnes, Dakota Blanton, Jasmine Blanton, Noah Blanton, Taylor Byers, Kaitlyn Canipe, Chris Causby, Dylan Cobb, Jerica Coffey, Ashton Davis, Gissell Escalera, Paige Floyd, Bridget Friddle, Ashley Godfrey, Holden Greene, Steven Greene, Megan Gregory, Taylor Hardin A.J. Hardy, Kelsea Jackson, Carson Marshall, Kendall McGowan, Tisha Mengel, Desiree Moore, Allyson Morgan, Madison Morrow, Jamie Norton, Shynia Oaks, Bryson Parris, Samuel Peticos, Rachel Quijano, Weston Randall, Sarah Thurman, Kelsey Toney, Rebecca Toney.

McSwain, principal. Those students named to the list are: A Honor Roll 6th grade Elizabeth Alexander, Anastasia Brownfield, Caleb Cox, Sarah Daniel, Lauren Gray, Alexis Jeffries, Haley Newton, Matthew Pendleton, Taylor Ruppe, Kaleb Sells, Samantha Shuford, Alexandra Still, Daniel Tipton, Alyssa Yelton. 7th grade Adam Burnette, Olivia Caldwell, James Francis, Kaileigh Gray, Haley Jones, Assem Patel, Kaylee Schappert, Alyssa Searson, Shivani Sheth, Spencer White, Kennedy Whiteside, Desmond Whitesides, Allyson Yelton. 8th grade Courtney Arms, Avery Dominguez, Sierra Fowler, Emily Hargett, Shawn Hines, Michael Johnston, Zoe Koon, Thomas Lasay, Rachel McLaughlin, Lauren Montieth, Donald Penson, Rebecca Wilson. B Honor Roll 6th grade William Amos, Jonathan Barnes, Alexis Baynard, Taylor Beam, Ashley Briscoe, Tylor Brown, Kayla Champion, Kaitlin Clark, Brooke Crane, Emily Dean, William Ferguson, Fullington FrazerSomoza, Savannah Hollifield, Morgan Jones, Madison Keller, Tyshawna Littlejohn, Tatiana Magee, Joseph Manelski, Aurora Martin, Benjamin McCombs, Katie McEntire, Makayla McFarland, Clint Mooney, Yadira Morales, Sydney Morgan, Mary Owens, Jeff Ownbey, Morgan Papesh, Kendall Patterson, Amber Ponder, Benjamin Putnam, Chye Raye, Lauren Revis, Crystal Rodriguez, Connor Rollins, Savannah Scala, Kristin Sellers, Ashlynn Simpson, Haley Sims, Keira Singleton, Lucas Smith, Derrik Staley, Andrew Steptoe, Kyle Toney, Leeanna Torvinen, Gentry Turner, Sierra Weeks, Christopher Wellmon, Zackery Wright. 7th grade Devin Adell, Joshua

Rothrock, Bethany Thorn, Haley Vance, Georgia Wilkerson, Sierra Wilkins, Amy Williams, Hanna Wilson.

Sunshine Elementary School The third six weeks honor roll at Sunshine Elementary School has been announced by Neil Higgins, principal. Those students named to the list are: A Honor Roll 3rd grade Laine Bailey, Ashley Birchfield, Hannah Epley, Rachel Hollifield, Keirsten Ledbetter, Caitlin Melton, J.T Waters, Ariana YoungHolycross. 4th grade Skyler Hoyle, Billy Hurdt, Will Mann, Michael Mull, Jacob Penson, Colin Watts, Riley West, Grayson Wright. 5th grade Adam Barnette, Brandon Biggerstaff, Emma Toney. B Honor Roll 3rd grade Travis Beaty, Faith Bennett, Chris Carpenter, Julie Carter, Emily Carver, Heather Golden, Kally Green, Wesley Hammond, Addie Harris, Cailin Herman, Kamryn McDonald, Hunter Robinson, Branson Steed, CJ Sturgeon, Christian Walker, Ashlyn Westbrook, Shelby Whiteside, Cheyenne Yelton. 4th grade Kelsea Gilbert, Hayden Hamrick, Preston Helton, Molly Higgins, Trent Johnston, Naomi Ledford, Skyler Murray, Clayton Padgett, Garrett Padgett, Heather Putman, Kindal Smith, Tanner Thomas, Katy Walker. 5th grade Richie Bink, Jaden Bostic, Amy Collins, Jeremiah Earls, Amtillah Ghaleb, Brooke Greene, Bryce Johnson, Laney Kelley, Lexey Lovelace, Angela Sayre, Abby Smith, Samantha Steed, Renee Sturgeon, Cassidy Upton, Sydney Williams, Nicholas Workman, Cole Yelton.

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Mom tracks daughter’s bank statements Dear Abby: I am 20 and live most of the year on my college campus. I’m on a full scholarship, so my parents are not paying my tuition. Most of my mail — bank statements, etc. — still goes to my parents’ house since I don’t have a permanent address. For the last two years, my mother has opened my bank statement and read the entire thing. She then calls me and goes through all of my card charges and checks, and asks me to explain where I was and what I bought. I have tried telling her that I am an adult and that what I buy is my business, but she continues to do this every month. When I explained that I am capable of managing my own finances, she told me she was just worried about me and that “a mother ALWAYS has the right to worry about her only child.” I know she means well, and I don’t want to hurt her feelings, but it’s really becoming a hassle. — College Co-ed Dear College Co-ed: A mother may always have the right to worry, but she does not always have the right to snoop. Because you have already tried explaining to her that you feel what she’s doing is an invasion of privacy and the message isn’t getting through, it’s time for you to open a post office box near the campus and have your mail sent there.

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Dear Abby: After my mother died two years ago, my sisters and I divided up her household items, parceling out equally objects of material and sentimental value. One item, which went to my younger sister, “Beth,” was a brightly colored handmade Native American rug our parents bought in the 1950s in Arizona. I visited Beth recently and was shocked to see that she had taken the rug out of storage and was using it as a floor rug in her family room. I shuddered to think of the damage that a daily trample by her three little kids, she and her husband and a sadly incontinent dog will do to this family treasure. I politely asked her to reconsider and find somewhere else to display it. Beth took offense, reminding me that it is, after all, a rug, and that it now belongs to her. Should she not trash this heirloom? — Sentimental Dear Sentimental: The rug belongs to your sister, to do with as she pleases. HOWEVER, her Native American rug purchased in the 1950s could be extremely valuable. a

Allergies, nosebleeds and honey? Dear Dr. Gott: I suffered from nosebleeds for years. I underwent cauterization nine times. I then found out I was allergic to cats and that my nosebleeds were how my body was reacting. I was told that nosebleeds are a rare sign of an allergic reaction. Allergy pills helped, but I then heard that eating local honey could help. I haven’t had to take any allergy medication for several years now. Dear Reader: Nosebleeds are most commonly due to dry air, so most often the advice from physicians is to keep the nasal passages moist by using saline sprays and using humidifiers. When these measures fail to provide relief, it is then time to look at other causes. Allergies are a known cause of nosebleeds, but most people don’t link the two. Other causes can include colds or sinus infections, repeatedly blowing or picking the nose and, very rarely, nasal polyps or cancer.


Ask Dr. Gott Dr. Peter M. Gott

As for your use of local honey as a treatment for your allergies, I want to caution others about this remedy. First, to the best of my knowledge, there is no scientific evidence either confirming or denying the effectiveness of this treatment. All indications are anecdotal and, as such, most of what people hear is positive because few people like to discuss bad experiences. Second, since no studies have been done, there is no reason justifying how this therapy might work. The most popular theory is that it works as a type of immunotherapy. In this particular case, it most likely resembles desensitization injections.


Your Birthday, Feb. 10;

For those contemplating a change of occupation, the year ahead will be a good time to do so. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Your intuitive perceptions are viable assets that should not be taken lightly or ignored. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — If invited, get out and mingle with a new group of friends. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Don’t go out looking for trouble, but should you encounter some along the way, don’t run away. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Treat challenging developments philosophically because winning will be more fun and losing less painful. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Be alert for opportunities that could additional earnings. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — One of your best assets is likely to be a natural ability to deal with people. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — The secret to productivity is to do things in a manner that makes you proud to affix your signature. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Social involvements that offer a bit of friendly competition will be the most enjoyable ones. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Make it a top priority, and a complex matter you’ve wanted to finalize can be negotiated. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — You’re likely to be far better equipped to handle mental assignments. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Financial conditions appear to be steady at this time. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Even though others are available to help, it will be wise to operate independently if you can. Going solo is an easier way to get what you want.

The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Wednesday, February 10, 2010 — 5B The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, WEDNESDAY, February 10, 2010 — 5B


East observes National Career and Technical Education Month Students and faculty in the 10 Career and Technical Education programs at East Rutherford will celebrate February as National Career and Technical Education Month. As part of the celebration, each CTE program will showcase its goals and accomplishments during Open House on Thursday, February 11th, 5:00-7:30 p.m. Early Childhood classes will provide free childcare services with planned activities for younger children that will allow parents visitation time with teachers during open house. Parenting class will demonstrate how Home Economics has evolved over the years to meet the needs of today’s students. Foods II will highlight student accomplishments through a display. Allied Health II students will demonstrate the proper way to check a person’s

blood pressure and provide that service during open house. Automotive Technology students will provide belt and hose inspections. Agriculture Education and Business and Marketing Education will provide displays that showcase both student work and curricular goals. In addition to our CTE program at East High, other participants will be on site to support and explain the importance of our programs as they relate to community needs. Cleveland Community College, Spartanburg Community College, and Isothermal Community College will provide information on Huskins Courses, Dual Enrollment, and Learn and Earn. Further, Sandra Miller, Manager of the local Employment Security Commission, will be on hand to discuss current

employment issues. Bill Robertson,Workforce Development Director for Isothermal Planning and Development (Job Link); Mike Saunders, from Isothermal Community College, will provide information pertaining to Career Readiness Certification; Debbie Martin, Branch Manager from First National Bank will be available to go along with our theme “Invest in your Future”. The McNair Foundation will have information sessions for parents of eligible ROPE students. Representatives from the United States Marine Corps and Army will to answer questions or concerns. Through the planned activities, CTE teachers hope to broaden the public’s understanding of the variety of skills students are acquiring through CTE courses. By partnering with the business community,

CTE courses prepare students to become successful employees as well as future leaders. According to the Association for Career and Technical Education website, research shows that

nearly one-third of the fastest growing occupations will require an associate’s degree or a postsecondary vocational certificate. In response, CTE courses are designed to prepare students to enter the

workforce with those skills most employers’ desire. For more information, contact Ann Barrett, Career Development Coordinator at 2456424.

Owls, United Way collecting Blankets FOREST CITY – With one of the coldest winters in recent memory upon us, the Forest City Owls and the United Way have teamed up to collect new blankets for the less fortunate in Rutherford County. The Owls are collecting blankets at their office at 353 W. Main St. Monday through Friday and at McNair Field the final two weekends in February. Anyone who donates a new blanket can purchase a general admission ticket to any college game in February at McNair Field for $3, half-off the face value. United Way will distribute the blankets to agencies in Rutherford County who will get them to people in need. “We are pleased to work with the United Way in this worthy cause,” said Owls General Manager James Wolfe. “The unemployment rate is still very high here, and the temperatures have been very low. There are plenty of

people struggling to make it and this is one small way that we can help.” McNair Field will host five days of collegiate baseball in February, beginning with Western Carolina vs. Gardner-Webb Feb. 20 and 21. Both games will begin at 2 pm. The following weekend, Forest City will be the host for the inaugural North South Challenge. Appalachian State, Gardner-Webb, Niagara and Marist will compete, with two games per day Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Games begin at 3 p.m. on Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. “Being that we are experiencing unusually cold weather this year I am delighted that the Forest City Owls are eager to facilitate a project to help more people keep warm without impacting their heating bills,” added Faye Hassell, executive director of the United Way of Rutherford County.

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NOTICE OF DISCHARGE OF UNTREATED SEWAGE The Town of Forest City had a discharge of untreated wastewater at 140 Pitman Street, 14,500 gallons or less. The discharge happened on February 5, 2010 for approximately 6 hours. The Pitman Road discharge entered into Brackett Creek. The problem was due to infiltration and inflow during heavy rainfall. This notice is required by The North Carolina General Statutes Article 21 Chapter 143-215.C, any questions or comments can be directed to the Town of Forest City Sewer Department at 828-245-0149.


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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the estate of RUBY AILEEN(E) SHERRILL of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said RUBY AILEEN(E) SHERRILL to present them to the undersigned on or before the 27th day of April, 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 27th day of January, 2010. Judy Ann Robertson, Executor 1691 Oakland Road Forest City, NC 28043

NOTICE The undersigned, having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Ethel G. Ruppe, late of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned on or before April 27, 2010, or this Notice will be plead in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 27th day of January, 2010. Edward R. Ruppe - Executor PO Box 837 Rutherfordton, NC 28139 Elizabeth T. Miller - Attorney PO Box 800 Rutherfordton, NC 28139 (828) 286-8222

NOTICE OF DISCHARGE OF UNTREATED SEWAGE The Town of Forest City had a discharge of untreated wastewater at 439 Dogwood Lane, 2,160 gallons or less. The discharge happened on February 5, 2010 for approximately 6.5 hours. The Dogwood discharge entered into unknown branch which goes into Forest Lake Branch. The problem was due to infiltration and inflow during heavy rainfall. This notice is required by The North Carolina General Statutes Article 21 Chapter 143-215.C, any questions or comments can be directed to the Town of Forest City Sewer Department at 828-245-0149.


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6B — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, WEDNESDAY, February 10, 2010 NORTH CAROLINA, RUTHERFORD COUNTY


NOTICE OF SALE File No: 09 SP 257

Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by John T Snell to PRLAP, Inc., Trustee(s), dated March 19, 2007, and recorded in Book 946, Page 614, Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina.

TAKE NOTICE THAT: Raintree Realty and Construction, Inc., Substitute Trustee, has begun proceedings to FORECLOSE under the Deed of Trust described below, and under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in such Deed of Trust, and an Order entered by the Clerk of Superior Court of the above County, will sell the below described property at public auction as follows:

Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustees will offer for sale at the Courthouse Door in Rutherford County, North Carolina, at 10:00AM on February 24, 2010, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property, to wit: All that certain lot or parcel of land situated in Morgan Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows: Being Lot Number 20 of Queen's Gap, Phase I, as described more fully in plat recorded in Plat Book 27, Pages 280-292, ("the Plat"), Rutherford County Registry, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more full and accurate description. Subject to Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions for Queen's Gap as recorded in Book 917, Page 402-442, Rutherford County Register of Deeds, and recorded in Book 891, Page 624-664, McDowell County Register of Deeds, and any amendments and supplements thereto. Subject to all matters shown on subdivision plat of Queen's Gap, Phase I, as recorded in Plat Book 27, Pages 280-292, Rutherford County Register of Deeds, and Plat Book 13, Page 60-72, McDowell County Register of Deeds, hereinafter referred to as "the Plat".

1. The instrument pursuant to which such sale will be held is a Deed of Trust executed by Marie L. Peterson and Joseph Lee Peterson, original mortgagors, and recorded in the Office of the Rutherford County Register of Deeds in Deed of Trust Book 977 at Page 83. The record owner of such property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds not more than ten (10) days prior to posting this Notice of Sale, if not the original mortgagors, is: N/A 2. The property will be sold by the Substitute Trustee at 12:30 p.m. on the 23rd day of February, 2010 at the Courthouse door in the City of Rutherfordton, North Carolina. The real property to be sold is known located at 248 Lillian’s Farm Lane, Rutherford County, Forest City, North Carolina, and more fully described as follows: BEING all of Lot No. 5 and No. 6 of the Lillian’s Farms Subdivision as shown on plat duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rutherford County, NC in Plat Book 25, at Page 35, to which reference is hereby made for a more full and complete description. TAX PIN No. 16-36517 and 16-36518.

Said property is commonly known as: Lot 20 Cian Drive, Queen's Gap Phase 1, Rutherfordton, NC 28139 Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105-228.30, in the amount of One Dollar ($1.00) per each Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or fractional part thereof, and the Clerk of Courts fee, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7A-308, in the amount of Forty-five Cents (45) per each One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or fractional part thereof or Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), whichever is greater. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale and must be tendered in the form of certified funds. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts will be immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance AS IS WHERE IS. There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, and encumbrances of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are John T Snell. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, that tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. ___________________________________ Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. Substitute Trustee 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 Our File No.: 432.0935761NC Publication Dates: 02/10/2010 & 02/17/2010


Subject to the restrictions recorded in Deed Book 846, at Page 438, Rutherford County Registry. 3. Any buildings located on the above-described property are also included in the sale. 4. The property will be sold by the Substitute Trustee to the highest bidder for CASH. The highest bidder will be required to deposit IN CASH with the Substitute Trustee at the date and time of the sale the greater of five percent (5.0%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty and no/100 Dollars ($750.00). 5. All bidders bid for the property AS IS on the date of sale. Absolutely no warranties are made as to the condition, value or title of the property. While the Substitute Trustee believes the title to be good, all bidders are advised that they should obtain independent counsel to examine record title as the property is sold subject to prior record interests. The Noteholder has reserved the right to withdraw the sale up to and until the Deed is delivered by the Substitute Trustee. 6. The property will be sold subject to all unpaid taxes and special assessments. 7. The property being sold is all of that property described in Deed of Trust except as specifically set forth above. It is the intention to extinguish any and all rights or interests in the property subordinate to the Deed of Trust. 8. Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential with Less Than 15 Rental Units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court of the County in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the Notice of Sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. This the 21st day of January, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE: RAINTREE REALTY AND CONSTRUCTION, INC. A. Robert York, President PO Box 8942 Asheville, NC 28814-8942 Phone: 828.777.5250 Dates: February 10, 2010 and February 17, 2010



NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in that certain deed of trust executed by MARLENE W. DOMINGUEZ AND RAMON W. DOMINGUEZ dated August 29, 2007 to BB&T COLLATERAL SERVICE CORPORATON, Trustee for BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, recorded in Book 975, Page 191, RUTHERFORD County Registry; default having been made in payment of the indebtedness thereby secured; and the necessary findings to permit foreclosure having been made by the Clerk of Superior Court of RUTHERFORD County, North Carolina; the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the property conveyed in said deed of trust, the same lying and being in the County of RUTHERFORD and State of North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows:


Being all of Lot 39 of The Estates at Greenhill as shown on plats thereof recorded in Plat Book 28 at Pages 121 and 122, Rutherford County Registry, reference to which is hereby made for a more particular description. Together with a right of way for ingress, egress and regress over and upon the roadways of The Estates at Greenhill as shown on the above plats.

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in that certain deed of trust executed by JOHN A. SYKES, JR. AND WIFE, DANNA C. SYKES dated June 9, 2005 to BB&T COLLATERAL SERVICE CORPORATION, Trustee for BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, recorded in Book 843, Page 785, RUTHERFORD County Registry; default having been made in payment of the indebtedness thereby secured; and the necessary findings to permit foreclosure having been made by the Clerk of Superior Court of RUTHERFORD County, North Carolina; the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the property conveyed in said deed of trust, the same lying and being in the County of RUTHERFORD and State of North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows:

The above Lot is subject to easements, restrictions and rights of way of record, including, but not limited to, that Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for The Estates at Greenhill recorded in Book 933 at Page 199, Rutherford County Registry, which Declaration includes a Repurchase Option in favor of Grantor in Section 3.22.

Lying and being in Chimney Rock Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being Lot 10 of the Brookside Forest Subdivision, Phase 1, as shown on plat recorded in Plat Book 26, Page 25, Rutherford County Registry, reference to which is hereby made for a more complete and accurate description.

PROPERTY ADDRESS/LOCATION: Lot 39 The Estates at Greenhill Subdivision, Hickory Loop, Rutherfordton NC 28139

PROPERTY ADDRESS/LOCATION: Lot 10, Phase 1, Brookside Forest Subdivision, Brookside Parkway, Lake Lure, NC 28746

DATE OF SALE: February 18, 2010 TIME OF SALE: 10:30 A.M. LOCATION OF SALE: RUTHERFORD County Courthouse

DATE OF SALE: February 18, 2010 TIME OF SALE: 10:30 A.M. LOCATION OF SALE: RUTHERFORD County Courthouse

RECORD OWNER(S): Marlene W. Dominquez

RECORD OWNER(S): John A. Sykes, Jr. and Danna C. Sykes

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

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

This the 20th day of January, 2010.

This the 20th day of January, 2010.

SMITH DEBNAM NARRON DRAKE SAINTSING & MYERS, L.L.P. _______________________________________ Jeff D. Rogers, Substitute Trustee P. O. Box 26268 Raleigh, NC 27611-6268 (919) 250-2000 CBM 97392235

SMITH DEBNAM NARRON DRAKE SAINTSING & MYERS, L.L.P. _______________________________________ Jeff D. Rogers, Substitute Trustee P. O. Box 26268 Raleigh, NC 27611-6268 (919) 250-2000 KMA 97392202


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