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How will health bill effect county? By SCOTT BAUGHMAN Daily Courier Staff Writer

FOREST CITY — What does the historic passage of the healthcare reform bill mean for Rutherford County? Local medical officials say there are pros and cons in the bill and are certain it will take years to see all the effects. Dr. Doug Sheets, president of the

North Carolina Medical Society and Rutherfordton gynecologist feels the bill didn’t go far enough in fixing what he calls Medicare’s faulty reimbursement program. “On April 1, it basically cut Medicare by 21 percent which will basically gut rural healthcare,” Sheets said. “The problem is a lot of your primary care physicians rely

on that. When I was in D.C. a few weeks ago we tried to meet with as many legislators as possible and explain that access would be ruined for inner-city and urban areas. The doctors will pack up and leave because with those Medicare cuts they won’t be able to make ends meet econom-

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RUTHERFORDTON — County Commissioners and staff are hoping to make budget cuts now with an eye toward saving money in the future.

With budgeting for fiscal year 2010-2011 ongoing, department heads are coming to County Manager John Condrey to talk about their needs. “We have completed the first round of meet Please see County, Page 6

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RUTHERFORDTON — A Rutherford County man says law enforcement officers pushed him into a coffee table while serving a search warrant early Monday morning, injuring his back. The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team, or SERT, provided entry for Forest City Police Department officers who were serving a search warrant at an apartment complex at 639 East U.S. 74 Business in Ellenboro. The officers were serving the warrant in connection with a recent string of five armed robberies in Rutherford County. Chris Dewberry, of 177 Ragtown Road, Henrietta, says officers broke down the

Cline Hamrick provide horse drawn carrage rides to students (left to right - Dominic Carbonetti, Avery Collins, the adult is Cline Hamrick, Katherine Kelly, Callie Barrier, Matthew Lovelace, Bryson Newton).

Sunshine celebrates Heritage Day By ALLISON FLYNN Daily Courier Staff Writer

SUNSHINE – Traveling by horse and carriage and walking to and fro, students at Sunshine Elementary spent the day outdoors Thursday during the school’s annual Heritage Day. The theme for this year’s Heritage Day was transportation, said Robin Smith, the school’s media specialist. “Charlie Logan brought his ultralight and did flips and turns for the kids and then landed it in the grass over in front of the school,” Robin said. Robin taught at the school years

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back and said there was a form of Heritage Day then. “Back then there were more butter churns, corn husk dolls and quilting,” she said. Students at this year’s event had the opportunity to see various livestock – like chickens, cows and sheep, Civil War re-enactors, outdoor cooking demonstrations and wood turning demonstrations. By the end of the day, all students had had the opportunity to rotate through the various stations. Melanie Smith, who retired three months ago from the school, helped to revive Heritage Please see Sunshine, Page 3

FOREST CITY — A Rutherford County businessman is facing felony counts in connection with an alleged counterfeit trademark operation in Forest City and Hendersonville. Agents with the North Carolina Secretary of State’s Office have charged Joseph Peter Viola, 52, of 637 Cove Creek Drive, Rutherfordton, with one count of possession of a counterfeit trademark and one count of criminal use of a counterfeit trademark. He was arrested and placed under a $2,000 secured bond in the Henderson County Jail on Saturday. He was released Saturday afternoon. His first court appearance is April 16 in Henderson County District Court. Viola on Thursday said, “We were only in business a short time; we didn’t know anything about illegal copyrights at the time. “We didn’t hide anything. We had them out in the open and customers were paying sales Please see Counterfeit, Page 6


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At Your Leisure Easter special at Bennett Classics

J.C. Cowan plant reunion: June 19, at Crowe Park in Forest City. The Dogwood and Forest City shelters are reserved for the event. Both have picnic areas with playground equipment for children. Bring a covered dish and drinks to share (no alcohol). Cups, plates, napkins, utensils, ice and tea provided. Bring lawn chairs and wear an old BI shirt or cap, if you still have one. For more information contact Don or Jackie Wilson at 657-5021 or via email at jccowanreunion@yahoo.com.

Bennett Classics Antique Automobile Museum will hold an Easter weekend special April 2 and 3. All admission into the museum will be $5. Gift certificates available for this discount. The museum is located at 241 Vance St., Forest City. For more information call 247-1767. Web site www.bennettclassics.com.

Living Traditions Moments: On WNCW FM, April 16, the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area about the Living Traditions Moments will be on the Bechtler Gold Heritage. It will air about 7:58 p.m. Friday right after World Café and can be heard at 88.7 FM. For more information contact Jill Jones at jill@blueridgeheritage.com or 828298-5330, ext. 4 or 2.

Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming: Rutherford Community Theatre will present the play Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming (A Sanders Family Saga), April 16-18. Friday and Saturday’s performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m., at Union Mills Learning Center auditorium. Group tickets (6 or more), $6 per person (all ages). Reserved tickets for adults $10, seniors and children $8. To purchase tickets, call 287-4809 or email rct. arts@yahoo.com. Web site www.rutherfordcommunitytheatre.org. Also on Friday and Saturday (only), the Union Mills Learning Center will sponsor a spaghetti dinner from 6 to 7:15 p.m., prior to the play. Adults plates $6, children under 12, $4.

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Forest City; this event is geared toward senior adults who still drive; a trained technician will evaluate each driver and their car for a proper and safe fit to help you feel more comfortable and in control behind the wheel; sponsored by The Little Detroit Car Club of Forest City and the museum; call 247-1767 to make an appointment; Web site www. car-fit.org. Car and bike show: The 2nd annual Gilkey Summerfest Car and Bike show will be held June 5, from 4 to 10 p.m. Beach Bingo, and a dessert bake off, homemade ice-cream and other foods. Outdoor music includes all ranges, Bluegrass, Rock, Country and more. Bands can sign up by contacting Todd Rollins at 429-5841 or 429-5657. To pre-registration for the car show, contact Dustin Roper at 289-3376, Eric Reedy at 429-7675, or Charles McClure, 864-597-9348. To reserve a vendor booth, contact Michelle Reedy at 2893446.

M Squared Restaurant, 125 West Main St., Spindale, offers the following entertainment: Tuesdays — Soup/Sandwich Night, Alex Thompson on keyboard Wednesdays — Trivia at 8 p.m. (half price wine bottles) Thursdays — Seafood Night Friday — Alex Thompson on keyboard, $5 Martini Night Saturday — No entertainment Sundays — Brunch and Bloody Mary Bar (weekly) Web site www.msquaredrestaurant.com. Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria, 115 W. Main St., Spindale, (no cover charge) announces the following entertainment: April 1 — Nancy Apple April 2 — The Accentrix April 3 — Pond Water Experiment April 9 — The Lone Derangers April 10 — Makia Groove April 16 — Laurel Ridge April 17 — The Old Meters April 23 — Tater Family Circus April 24 — The Space Heaters April 30 — Mercy Creek Web site www.barleystaproom.com. Legal Grounds, 217 North

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Main St., Rutherfordton, offers the following entertainment: April 3 — Throwdown Jones April 10 — Sharkadelics April 24 — Calm and Collective May 1 — Dirty Farm May 8 — Sharkadelics Web site www.legalgrounds.net. Club L.A. is a private club for members and guests, located at 319 W. Main St., Spindale. Admission — members free, guest $5. Saturdays from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. Each Thursday is ladies’ night and Karaoke from 8 to 11 p.m. Shagging every Friday night from 8 to 11 p.m. Memberships available (ages 25 and up). ABC permits. Wagon Wheel Dance Club, W.E. Padgett Rd., Bostic, offers a variety of music for line dancing, partner dancing, swing and more. The following entertainment is announced: April 3 — Broken Axle Band, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Admission $7. Concessions, game room, family entertainment. Dance lessons every Tuesday night from 7:30 to 10 p.m., $3 per person. Web site www.wagonwheeldanceclub.com. Seams to Be Fabrics, located at 256 U.S. Hwy. 74 Bsn., (beside the Moose Lodge), offers a variety of sewing classes. Web site seamstobefabrics. com. LuLu’s Country Club & Karaoke has karaoke and dancing every week, Thursday - Saturday. Doors open at 7 p.m. Cover charge $3 on Thursdays, and $5 Friday and Saturday (BYOB). Ages 18 and up with valid ID. The club is located off

Railroad Ave., at 156 Sunset Street in Rutherfordton. Positively Paper Inc., located at 121 East Main St., Forest City, offers the following classes in card making and scrapbooking. Web site www.positivelypaperinc.com. Off the Beaded Path, located at 120B West Trade St., Forest City, offers Tryit-Tuesdays (every Tuesday) which features brief jewelrymaking demos. The following classes are also available: Web site offthebeadedpathbeadstore.com. Black Pearls Farm in Bostic, a non-profit Equine and CSA Learning Center, offers open horse lessons on Saturdays beginning at 10 a.m., (call ahead). Contact Barbara Henwood at 2450023. Web site blackpearlsfarm.com. Biltmore Concert Series tickets will go on sale April 6. The following entertainment is scheduled: June 4 — Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Diana at Biltmore June 11 — The Original Drifters, Diana at Biltmore July 16 — Brandon Heath, Diana at Biltmore July 17 — Gaither Vocal Band, South Terrace July 22 — Mary Chapin Carpenter, South Terrace July 23 — Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard, South Terrace July 29 — Steve Miller Band, South Terrace July 30 — Legendary Temptations, South Terrace Sept. 24 — Christopher Cross, Diana at Biltmore Oct. 1 — Kathy Mattea, Diana at Biltmore All concerts start at 8 p.m. For more information about the performers and ticket information, call 866-3361255. Web site www.biltmore.com.

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FOREST CITY — Rosa Reyes, 53, of Forest City, was taken to Rutherford Hospital for treatment Thursday morning after she was injured in a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Piney Ridge Road and Griffin Road, Forest City. Reyes was driving a 2000 Toyota, traveling from Griffin Road across Piney Ridge when she collided with a vehicle driven by James Ruppe of Rutherfordton, who was traveling east on Piney Ridge Road. She was charged with unsafe movement, said North Carolina Highway Patrolman J.D. McSwain. Also assisting was Rutherford County EMS and SDO firefighters.

Rev. Don Crawford (l-r) Clark Watkins and Glen Phillips, were preparing a wooden cross for an Easter Sunrise Drama at Shiloh Baptist Church at 7 a.m. Sunday.

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SPINDALE — A 67-year-old Rutherfordton man, Thomas Bessette, was released from Rutherford Hospital Wednesday evening after being treated for injuries he sustained in a five-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon on US74A at the Oak Street/ Thunder Road intersection. Bessette was a passenger in a Chevrolet truck that was hit from the rear by a van driven by Yecenia Sandoval. Her vehicle was struck by a Chrysler driven by Shirley Yelton. The three cars collided attempting to avoid hitting a Honda driven by Reba G, Hicks, 81, of Henrietta. Hicks was turning left from Oak Street onto US74A and sideswiped a 1992 Honda driven by Norman Thompson of Coxe Road, Rutherfordton. Hicks told Spindale police she traveled into the far lane where Thompson’s car was also turning and she did not see the vehicle. Hicks then stopped in the eastbound lane and the other three vehicles collided trying to avoid her. Yelton also went to the emergency room for observation.

Easter sunrise drama at Shiloh Baptist Sunday By JEAN GORDON Daily Courier Staff Writer

SHILOH — The Shiloh Baptist Church is hosting an Easter Resurrection Drama on the church property, off of Big Island Road, Sunday at 7 a.m. The Rev. Don Crawford said the drama will include 15 Biblical characters attired in

“From the cross, to the burial and then the rock will be rolled

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ically.” Sheets wasn’t against all of the reforms and pointed to new pools for insurance policies as a good thing and was glad to see that insurance companies will no longer be able to deny medical coverage due to pre-existing conditions — or sicknesses patients have before they purchase health insurance. “Those pools are important and I think that removal of the pre-existing conditions is important,” Sheets said. “But then, that is linked to universal healthcare. A lot of the changes don’t go into effect until 2014. That is why there is some smoke and mirrors with the numbers. You have a lot of savings now, but the pay-outs don’t start until 2014. There are Garrett Byers/Daily Courier workforce issues. If we’re going Blacksmith Ronnie Lovelace, left, forms metal on his to have 30 million more people anval as students (left to right - Riley West, Kathryn seeking care, we may not have Walker, Billly Hurdt, Lauren Davis) look on. enough providers to meet that demand. As the baby-boomers age out we are about 20,000 gerontologists short.” Rutherford Hospital CEO Continued from Page 1 David Bixler also felt the bill was just the first step in true healthDay several years back. care reform, and effects won’t be “It was during the time the old school was felt locally yet. still here and we were building the new school,” Melanie said. “We wanted to do it to honor the “You do not have to do anycommunity and the heritage here, so children grew thing differently if you come to up knowing their heritage.” the hospital today, regardless of Melanie said over the years the event has grown whether you have private insurand that parents often attended with their children ance or if you utilize Medicare for the event. or Medicaid,” Bixler said. “We “We just had such tremendous acceptance from have to remember that it will the community,” she said. take a few more years before 32 Thursday’s event was the first time Melanie had million more Americans actureturned to campus after her retirement. ally will gain coverage under the “I live in Swannanoa now, but my car rememnew bill. We don’t know the final bered how to get down here,” she said. “I guess implications this bill will have some things you don’t forget.” on Medicare and Medicaid over Melanie said she returned to enjoy the day and the next decade or so, but we because she was now a part of the school’s heritage can encourage everyone who has as well. sought services from our hospi“Some of the students now are taller than I am tal to continue to do so without and they come up to me and say ‘I remember the reservation.” finger puppets,’” she said. But having those Americans “I’m pleased to know they are continuing with gain insurance was a major plus Heritage Day.” for Bixler. The event is paid for through grant funding, “From a local perspective, Robin said. through the first six months

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To help Americans understand some of the benefits, the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce prepared individual reports on each district’s impact. For the 10th district, represented by Republican Patrick McHenry: n Improve coverage for 376,000 residents with health insurance. n Give tax credits and other assistance to up to 189,000 families and 13,700 small businesses to help them afford coverage. n Improve Medicare for 120,000 beneficiaries, including closing the donut hole. n Extend coverage to 63,000 uninsured residents. n Guarantee that 13,800 residents with pre-existing conditions can obtain coverage. n Protect 800 families from bankruptcy due to unaffordable health care costs. n Allow 46,000 young adults to obtain coverage on their parents’ insurance plans. n Reduce the cost of uncompensated care for hospitals and other health care providers by $60 million annually. For the 11th district, represented by Democrat Heath Shuler: n Improve coverage for 343,000 residents with health insurance. n Give tax credits and other assistance to up to 209,000 families and 17,200 small businesses to help them afford coverage. n Improve Medicare for 147,000 beneficiaries, including closing the donut hole. n Extend coverage to 72,000 uninsured residents. n Guarantee that 14,500 residents with pre-existing conditions can obtain coverage. n Protect 700 families from bankruptcy due to unaffordable health care costs. n Allow 47,000 young adults to obtain coverage on their parents’ insurance plans. n Provide millions of dollars in new funding for 12 community health centers. n Reduce the cost of uncompensated care for hospitals and other health care providers by $66 million annually. of Rutherford Hospital’s fiscal year, which began Oct. 1, 2009, we’ve experienced a $1.3 million increase over last year for the amount of services provided to uninsured or underinsured patients,” Bixler said. “So, as these populations gain coverage it will certainly offset this kind of expense for the hospital in the future.” For Sheets, another unwanted consequence would be in recruiting new specialists and doctors to Rutherford County. “It is difficult to get specialists into the county,” Sheets said. “It is taking more and more work each time. The hospital is solvent — but just. We may have

the hospital have to cut back if the 21 percent cut in Medicare isn’t fixed.” Sheets praised the bill for coverage of children, but wanted more reforms. “I think the increased coverage for children is good and we definitely support that and the removal of lifetime limits and you’re not going to be able to be kicked out of your insurance just because you get sick,” Sheets said. “The health bill does nothing meaningful about tort reform and (lawsuit defense) right now adds about $45 to $50 billion a year to medical costs. I don’t think there is quite enough insurance reform.”

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orth Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper reported this week that domestic violence deaths declined last year. That news is welcome, but the fact that 100 people in the state died in domestic violence incidents is a stark reminder that we have a long way to go to get this problem solved. The 100 domestic violence deaths last year were down from 131 in 2008. Sixty-one of the victims were women. The murders were committed by 79 male offenders and 21 females. Cooper said that a number of factors may have impacted the decline, including the use of innovative domestic violence prevention programs in some communities. If that is true, we hope the next step for the attorney general will be getting out the details on the programs that have been effective so that other communities can implement them. Domestic violence continues to be a major problem, and in Rutherford County, hardly a day goes by without an incident being reported. As long as one death is reported in a domestic violence incident, we know we have work to do.

Our readers’ views Says Democrats are doing good for people To the editor: I am a baby boomer of good mind, more than I can say for some. Did you know Social Security in 1935, Medicare in 1955, and Medicaid in 1966 were passed by the Democratic party. The majority of the Republican party voted against these agendas. Did the Democratic party go wrong with these decisions? Now health care reform in 2010 is well past due, with no help from the Republicans who voted against this agenda. Do we see a cycle here? You can quote me if I am wrong, but I see Republican politics and control being put over the good of the American people. You would think the Republicans could come up with a better argument than the health care bill paying for abortions. Did you know that in most states a teen can get an abortion for less money than the price of the deductible of a health insurance policy, and doesn’t need the consent of the parents. As to Mr. Schaffer’s views on 03-24-10, and I quote, why should we continue to give, give, give to those who would not hold down a job and be responsible adults under any circumstances? You’ve got to be kidding me. Where are the jobs? Speak for yourself and your family. And I quote, why should we have money withdrawn from our seniors Medicare when they are not able to work and maintain like they once did. Well, don’t worry Mr. Schaffer, you seniors got nothing to worry about, and hopefully I won’t in

the next few year, thanks to the Democratic party. God bless the Democrats and god Bless America. Zale Coffey Ellenboro

Says Shuler should switch political parties To the editor: I have been proud of the voting record of my representative, Heath Shuler. I would like to see him run as a Republican or tea party candidate. As a conservative, I cannot support him any more because that gives Nancy Pelosi power in the House of Representatives. In county politics, I do support Rob Bole for County Commissioner and Jack Conner for Sheriff. Wilma Holmes Rutherfordton

Offers thoughts on recent letters to editor To the editor: I read today’s (March 25, 2010) “Readers’ views” with interest. Only the letter from Bill Saer made any real sense. Betsy Lane persisted in her obsessive diatribe against TJCA; and my friend, Ray Crawford, persisted in his obsessive diatribe against all Republicans. What is he going to do with Heath Shuler? Health care is not a right! Search the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Federalist Papers (all 85 of them), etc., etc. You won’t find it. I am relieved to know God smiled on all of us worthy Democrats. I am a registered Democrat and have been for 38

years. I now feel like an anointed one. I am a bit confused, since my wife has been a registered Republican for the same amount of time and she is a much better person than I am. The controversy regarding TJCA would go away if Head Start, Smart Start, More for Four, etc., etc. were funded through the DSS rather then the public education establishment. We all know that these programs have essentially nothing to do with education and are simply child welfare programs. The DSS has much more expertise in these matters than do the public schools. I don’t think anyone minds tax money going to a needy child who can’t help who their parents are. R.W. Harding Rutherfordton

Says people should not always judge others To the editor: People should not judge other people. Everywhere around you people are judging. People should not judge others by the way they look or what they believe in. When I go places with grandma and my uncle, people judge us. My uncle has autism and when we go out people are judging him by how he looks and acts. I try to ignore these people because you can tell when people are judging by the way they look. If people had five minutes in my family and my shoes they would understand. People wouldn’t make fun of those with autism if they really knew what it means. Kayleigh Conner Rutherfordton

Seder reminds believers what Easter is about This Wednesday night at church we did something to celebrate Easter that I haven’t been a part of before. Our Southern Baptist church had a Seder dinner. Some of you might already know what Seder is, but here’s a brief explanation. Seder is the traditional Passover Week Dinner celebrated by the Hebrews since the Exodus. It is the Hebrew Thanksgiving, giving thanks to God for deliverance and redemption. Seder is also called the Passover Dinner, commemorating the protection of God as the Angel of Death passed over every family protected by the Blood of the Paschal Lamb. When our Jewish friends have a Passover Seder, they commemorate the Israelite escape from slavery in Egypt, when Moses led them on the Exodus. As Christians, we

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celebrate it as the genesis of the Lord’s Supper — to remind us that Christ’s sacrifice freed us from slavery to sin. Being that this was a Seder dinner, we also brought some covered dishes to the fellowship hall and had a more traditional supper, too. This may have been the only Seder where someone ate fried chicken after the ceremony, but hey, we worshipped God in our customary way. The chicken was good, but I’m still not too sure about all the other items involved with the more symbolic Seder plate. Mind you, some

of them were supposed to be bitter to make a point. Here’s a brief run down of some: Matzo bread: This is unleavened bread. That means it has no yeast in it because in Exodus the people left Egypt in such a big hurry they didn’t even wait for the bread to rise. In Jewish tradition, three pieces of matzo are placed symbolizing the three castes of Jewish society — Israelites, Priests and Levites. In Christian Seders, the three pieces of matzo represent Jesus and the two criminals who were crucified with him that day. Christ is the center piece and the bread itself is striped and pierced just as Christ was beaten and suffered for our sins. Parsley sprigs: Everyone had a few sprigs of parsley, during a certain point we dipped it in salt water and ate a bite to remind us of the

bitterness of slavery that we left behind. Kharoset: Okay, here’s where things get a little more Hebrew — this is a fruit salad type dish ground into a paste to represent the mortar the Jews used to build the storehouses in Egypt. Horseradish: More bitter herbs to remind us what we left behind and how much Jesus bitterly suffered — we dipped the matza in this and ate it. (Actually, at our table we used more parsley as we got mixed up on this part.) A lamb shank: This is a reference to the Lamb of God, but we used a picture of a lamb bone. A hard boiled egg: The egg is to remind us of the new life that we have through Christ. Those were the stranger items, but we also had cups of wine. And being a good Baptist, by wine here I mean grape juice. Finally, we also

had one extra place setting for the prophet Elijah. I’ve been through many interesting church services in my life so far, but this was probably the one where I learned the most about another culture. Granted, this was a Christian Seder and so we referenced Christ as the messiah a lot. I don’t think we did everything correctly, but it was a good chance for us to connect to the Jewish roots of many of the celebrations of Easter while we prepare to celebrate Christ’s resurrection. It wasn’t the greatest meal ever, but it was a time where we were reminded of what Jesus went through for us and what he saved us all from. And that’s some good news. Contact Baughman via e-mail at sbaughman@thedigitalcourier. com.


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

n Tyree Hickman, 24, of Willow Run Drive, Forest City; charged with carrying a concealed weapon; released on written promise to appear. (FCPD) n Brian Robert Colbylarczyk, 29, of 101 Japonica Drive; charged with misdemeanor larceny and possession of stolen goods/ property; placed under a $2,000 secured bond. (FCPD) n Lalo Mola Jaimes, 34, of 425 Beams Mill Road; charged with second-degree trespassing; released on a written promise to appear. (RCSD) n Tyree Levon Hickman, 24, of 296 Willow Run; charged with carrying a concealed weapon; released on a written promise to appear. (RCSD) n Matthew Thomas Cooley, 23, of 233 Lot R10, Whiteside Road; charged with misdemeanor larceny; placed under a $3,000 secured bond. (RCSD) n Kimberly Latoya Harris, 19, of 414 Oakland Road; charged with assault and battery and violation of conditions of release; placed under a $2,000 secured bond. (RCSD) n Mark Anthony Morrow, 42, of 125 Mandy Celeste Drive; charged with two counts of worthless check, fourth subsequent offense; placed under a $2,000 cash bond. (RCSD)

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n The Rutherfordton Police Department responded to 35 E-911 calls Wednesday.

Spindale

n The Spindale Police Department responded to 46 E-911 Wednesday.

Lake Lure

n The Forest City Police Department responded to 84 E-911 calls Wednesday. n Stephanie Morris reported damage to property. n Adam Schulte reported damage to property. n Holly Mathis reported assault on a female. (See arrest of Ayers) n An employee of Hibbett Sports reported a larceny. n An officer of the Forest City Police Department reported an incident of possession of stolen property. (See arrest of Ditlefsen.)

Arrests

n Terry Ayers, 18, of Pointer Road, Forest City; charged with assault on a female; placed under a 48-hour hold. (FCPD) n Justin Ditlefsen, 31, of Oakland Road, Spindale; charged with possession of stolen property; $1,000 secured bond. (FCPD)

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n The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office responded to 143 E-911 calls Wednesday. n Cammy Silvers reported the theft of medications. n Jennifer M. Haungs reported damage to a vehicle. n Jerry Ralph Morrow reported a stolen license plate. n Shelly Hope VonBriel reported the theft of an iPod. n Damage to a cement fountain at the cemetery was reported by Word of Faith Fellowship, 207 Old Flynn Road, Spindale. n Rhonda Fay Stacy reported the theft of a dog. n James Allen Cardwell reported the theft of a 1996 S-10 truck. n Amanda Lynn Albert reported the theft of a DVD player and other items. n Eddie Dean Wyatt reported the theft of a 1993 Ford Escort.

n The Rutherford County EMS responded to 42 E-911 calls Wednesday. n The Volunteer Life Saving and Rescue, Hickory Nut Gorge EMS and Rutherford County Rescue responded to 10 E-911 calls Wednesday.

Fire Calls n Cliffside firefighters responded to two motor vehicle crashes. n Forest City firefighters responded to a motor vehicle crash and to a smoke report. n Rutherfordton firefighters responded to a power line fire. n SDO firefighters responded to a motor vehicle crash, to a brush fire, and to a house fire/ explosion, assisted by Forest City and Sandy Mush firefighters. n Spindale firefighters responded to a motor vehicle crash.

Gary Heffner Jr., 63, a resident of Sunnyside Retirement Home, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at Hospice House in Forest City. Born in Cleveland County, he was a son of the late Gary W. Heffner Sr. and Shirley Hardin Heffner. He worked in construction as a carpenter and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his son, Shane Heffner of Shelby; five brothers, Eddie Heffner and David Heffner, of Kings Mountain, Dane Heffner and Dale Heffner, of Rutherfordton, and Geoffrey Heffner of Shelby; one grandchild and one step grandchild. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hospice House Chapel in Forest City. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043. Harrelson Funeral Home is serving the Heffner family. Online condolences www.harrelsonfuneralhome.com.

Ava Young Ava Jane Young, infant daughter of Amanda Hall Young and Charles Alan Young, of 128 Dakota St., Ellenboro, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at Rutherford Hospital. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Luke Alan Young of the home; her grandparents, Steve and Judy Hall of Spruce Pine, and Kenny and Mary Young of Bakersville; a number of other relatives. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the Sunset Memorial Park. Thompson’s Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Paul McFarland Paul McFarland, 55, of Sedgefield Dr., Forest City, died Thursday, April 1, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Padgett and King Mortuary.

Alma White

Alma Toney White, 94, of Hollis, died Monday, March 29, 2010. She was a daughter of the late Leroy and Fannie Mae Lovelace Gordon, and also preceded in death by her first husband, Worth Toney, and her second husband, Doyle White. She was a member of Big Springs Baptist Church. She is survived by her son, James Toney of Hollis; six grandchildren and 11 greatRALEIGH (AP) — A federal judge has declined to dismiss grandchildren. any of the felony counts against an ex-aide of former North A family directed graveside Carolina Gov. Mike Easley, saying he found no fault in the service will be held at 2 p.m. indictment. Saturday in the Big Springs U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle signed orders Wednesday Baptist Church cemetery. that keep intact the 57-count indictment against Ruffin Poole, who is accused of helping move along state permits for coastal housing projects while receiving gifts and making a sizable investment return on two of those subdivisions. The trial could begin as early as April 26. Poole attorney Joe Zeszotarski asked Boyle last month to throw out 51 counts from the corruption case, arguing that the government failed to allege essential elements of bribery and extortion and made other errors. Poole didn’t fit the defiMrs. Helen McKinney Panther, nition of a “public official” required as a prerequisite to be 87, of 235 Blaylock Road, Boiling Springs, SC, died Tuesday, March accused of 12 racketeering-related counts, Zeszotarski wrote.

Judge keeps counts in corruption case intact

Helen McKinney Panther

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30, 2010 at Valley Falls Terrace in Spartanburg. She was the daughter of the late Sam McKinney and Etta Price, and was also preceded in death by her husband, Grayson T. Panther, and her son, Hubert Panther. She was a member of Duncan's Creek Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Shamanski and her husband, Ray of Boiling Springs; two granddaughters, Christel Gilbert of Boiling Springs, SC and Wanda Smith of Kings Mountain; two great-grandchildren, Brittany McCready and Jonathan McCready of Kings Mountain. A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, April 3, 2010 at Duncan's Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Father Alan Leonard will officiate. Friends may call from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM Friday at Washburn & Dorsey Funeral Home. Friends may sign the online guest book at: www.washburndorsey.com Paid obit.

The Rev. Paul Scott will officiate. Washburn & Dorsey Funeral Home assisted the family with cremation services. Online condolences www.washburndorsey.com.

Lois Jonas Lois Greene Jonas, 80, of Bostic, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at Willow Ridge Nursing Center, Rutherfordton, following an extended illness. A native of Rutherford County, she was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Carl Jay Jonas, and her parents, Ralph and Clara Greene. She was a member of Florence Baptist Church, Forest City, and retired from Rutherford Electric Membership Corporation. Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Jonas Edwards of Boiling Springs; one son, Larry Douglas Jonas of Bostic; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Crowe’s Funeral Chapel with Dr. Bobby Gantt officiating. Concluding services will be held at Sunset Memorial Park in Forest City. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Crowe’s. Online condolences www. crowemortuary.com.

Ernest Jones Ernest Jones, of Rutherfordton, died Thursday, April 1, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Crowe’s Mortuary.

Garrett Price Garrett Lee Price, 41 of 140 Gypsy St., Forest City, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Thompson’s Mortuary.

Ruth Whiting Ruth Whiting, 81, of Wyoming St., Spindale, died Thursday, April 1, 2010, at Hospice House in Forest City. A native of Mitchell County, she was a daughter of the late Lon and Nell Sparks Pitman. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Henline-Hughes Funeral Home of Bakersville is assisting the family.

chronicled the news of eastern North Carolina for more than 50 years through words, pictures and film, died early Thursday. He was 79. His son, Lee Hardee, said his father died in a hospice in Kansas City, Mo. The elder Hardee was hospitalized March 21 and was suffering from complications from advanced Parkinson’s disease. Hardee and his wife moved to the area in August 2008 to live with their son. Hardee died in his wife’s arms. “Roy Hardee was an old school newsman,” said CBS News national correspondent Byron Pitts, who worked for Hardee at WNCT in Greenville. “He loved God, his family, the news and barbecue. He believed all news was local and news mattered. He didn’t serve readers or viewers or focus groups. He served his neighbors.” Jerald terHorst WASHINGTON (AP) — Jerald terHorst, who resigned as White House press secretary rather than defend President Gerald Ford’s pardon of Richard Nixon, is dead at age 87. His wife Louise died last year and he is survived by four children.

Bobby Tessnear Bobby Tessnear, age 66, husband of Anita Rippy Tessnear, of 156 Wilson Rd., Spindale, died Thursday, April 1, 2010 at his home. He was a native of Gaston County, graduate of R.S. Central High School, retired from Mastercraft Corporation and a member of Southern Baptist Church. Preceding him in death were his parents, Horace “Tommy” Tessnear and Mary Guffey Tessnear and a grandson, Thomas Bradley. Left to cherish his memory in addition to his wife are a son, Michael Tessnear of Forest City; daughters, Allyson Bradley of Spindale and Melony Tessnear of Ft. Mill, SC; granddaughter, Rachel Bradley of Spindale; sisters, Jean Berrier of Chattanooga, Tn. and Shirley Yelton of Spindale and mother-in-law Nadine Rippy of Spindale. Memorial services will be held 11 AM Saturday, April 3, 2010 at Crowe’s Funeral Chapel with Rev. John Perry officiating. Visitation will follow. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043 . An online guest register is available at: www.crowmortuary.com Paid obit.

Deaths Roy Hardee GREENVILLE (AP) — Roy Hardee, a journalist who

Lula Hill Hendrix Lula Hill Hendrix, age 87, of Bostic, NC, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at Rutherford Hospital. A native of Rutherford County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Hill and the late Lillie Arrowood Hill and the widow of the late Roy Hendrix. She was preceded in death by her son, Roy Hendrix, Jr. and her grandson, Ronnie Roper. She is survived by two daughters, Geneva Hunter of Conway, SC and Emily Byers of Sandy Mush, NC; one brother, Earl Hill of Rutherfordton, NC; one daughter-in-law, Brenda Hendrix of Rutherfordton, NC; fourteen grandchildren, twenty-two greatgrandchildren and twenty-four great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by McMahan's Funeral Home & Cremation Services, where the family received friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, April 1, 2010. A funeral service will be held at Second Baptist Church of Rutherfordton at 2:00 PM, Friday, April 2, 2010, with Dr. Keith Stephenson officiating. Interment will be at Mountain Creek Baptist Church, Ruther-fordton, NC In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720. The family will be at Mrs. Hendrix home 1088 Freeman Rd., Bostic, NC. Online condolences at: www.mcmahansfuneralhome.com Paid obit.

Lois Greene Jonas Mrs. Lois Greene Jonas, age 80, of Bostic, NC, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at Willow Ridge Nursing Center, Rutherfordton, NC following an extended illness. She was a native of Rutherford County, retired from Rutherford Electric Membership Corp. and a member of Florence Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Carl Jay Jonas and her parents, Ralph Greene and Clara Greene. Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Jonas Edwards of Boiling Springs, NC; one son, Larry Douglas Jonas of Bostic; grandchildren, Kelly Jonas, Matt Jonas and wife, Sandy, Mandi Jackson Greene and husband, Jeff; two great-grandchildren Eli and Nathan Greene. A celebration of life will be held 2 PM Saturday, April 3, 2010 at Crowe’s Funeral Chapel Rutherfordton, NC with Dr. Bobby Gantt officiating. Concluding services will be held at Sunset Memorial Park in Forest City, NC. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services. Online condolences may be made at: www.crowemortuary.com Paid obit.


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Hospice Hospice of Rutherford County offers the following services: Free Advance Directive Clinics, to discuss Living Wills and Health Care Powers of Attorney, are offered twice a month at the Hospice Annette Cash Whitaker Center of Living. The first Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2 p.m., and the third Tuesdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. GRACE support groups: Meets the first Tuesday of each month at Rutherford LifeCare from 4 to 5:30 p.m.; and the third Friday of each month at the Senior Center from 1 to 2:30 p.m.; GRACE is for anyone caring for a loved one in the community; April 6, “Nutrition and Feeding Tips” with Maggie Fekete (at LIFECare). Hospice Memorial service: April 22, 6 p.m., at CECC featuring Rev. Billy Honeycutt. PROMISE Support Group: This group is for parents who have lost adult children. The group is conducted for in four week increments. Call for details. Widow/Widower’s Lunch Bunch meeting: Third Friday of each month at the Carolina Event and Conference Center. Dutch treat, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for anyone in the community who has lost a spouse. Volunteer training: April 12-14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the HNG office in Lake Lure; and April 26-29 at the Carolina Event and Conference Center from 6 to 9 p.m. Training is also available on DVD. Hospice Library: Open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact Hospice at 245-0095 to register for any of the support groups or events listed.

Meetings/other SWEEP meeting: (Solid Waste Environmental Education Panel) meets on the first Friday of each month at noon at GDS 141 Fairgrounds Road, Spindale. If you would like to help promote recycling in Rutherford County, please join us at our next meeting on April 2. Meeting change: The Chase High Athletic Boosters will meet Tuesday, April 6, (instead of Monday) at 6:30 p.m. This month’s meeting will be held at Zaxby’s, Forest City. Regular meeting date and place will resume in May.

Miscellaneous Talent Search auditions: Auditions for the Annual Rutherford County Annual Talent Search will be April 8, 2 to 6 p.m., at the Spindale House. The event will be held May 28, from 6 to 9 p.m., at R-S Central High School. Holiday closing: Rutherford County Animal Control and the Community Pet Center office will be closed April 2 and 3, in observance of Easter. The facility will reopen Monday, April 5, at noon.

Fundraisers Bake sale, car wash: Friday, April 2, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Oak Grove Health Care facility, Rutherfordton; $5 per car; detailed wash $10; for more information, contact Stanley Dillard at 287-7655. Car wash: Saturday, April 3, at One Stop in Rutherfordton (across from Dominos); cars $5; trucks $7; sponsored by Angel Divine Faith Church. Used prom dress drive: Saturday, April 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Yokefellow Service Center, 102 Blanton St., Spindale; sponsored by Brandy Carl, as part of her senior project at ERHS; the center is serving as a drop-off for used formal wear in good condition to be distributed among local high school girls for the prom. Car wash, blood drive: Saturday, April 3, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Southern Baptist Church in Ruth; proceeds for the youth Caswell trip; a Red Cross blood mobile will also be at the church during this time.

Music/concerts Big Gospel Singing: Sunday, April 4, 5 p.m., Dunbar Community Center; doors open at 4 p.m.; On program — The New Telenaires and Kings of Joy from Forest City, 2gether of Spartanburg, Harris Brothers of Gaffney and others; admission $7.

Religion Good Friday service: “Service of The Nails”; Friday, April 2, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 438 W. Main St., Forest City; scripture readings, prayers and hymns; worship leaders — Diane Nelson, Brandi Powers, Kristin Holmstrom, Wes Judy and Jim Shroyer.

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Labels from well-known designers, above, are used on the counterfeit items that were seized by authorities in Hendersonville.

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tax on them. Whatever they (agents) told us was illegal, they took away. “We don’t need to carry items like this if it is going to be a problem for us. We have two stores and are looking to open other stores.” Forest City Police Department officers assisted state agents Friday as they seized allegedly counterfeit items from a Main Street business in connection with the case. Agents with the North Carolina Secretary of State’s Office took handbags, scarves, sunglasses and umbrellas from It’s All in the Bag, located at 102 E. Main St., Forest City Police Department Assistant Chief Bob Ward said Wednesday. He said the

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ings with all departments as we prepare the fiscal year 2010-2011 budget,” Condrey said. “As part of that process, we requested that every department review the Finance Department estimates on how much money they anticipated spending for fiscal year 2009-2010.” The county planned to spend about $1.8 million from fund balance during fiscal year 2008 - 2009 and the current fiscal year, but departments haven’t spent all of the $1.8 million yet.

FCPD provided a uniformed presence for the operation. Agents also seized items from an It’s All in the Bag shop in Hendersonville. A press release from the state office says the seizures included what is believed to be counterfeit Coach, Chanel and Dooney & Bourke handbags, with an estimated retail value of over $68,000. Secretary of State Agents also were assisted by the Hendersonville Police Department, Forest City Police Department, and members of the NC Anti-Counterfeit Task Force from the Asheville Police Department. Investigators believe Viola was buying fake designer labels and placing them on the handbags, the state press release says. Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall applauded the interagency coopera-

This is approximately the same amount of fund balance the county added in fiscal year 2007-2008,” County Finance Director Julie Scherer said. “Department Heads were asked to look for ways to make additional cuts in this year’s spending. We are currently showing that we are on target to spend the $1.8 million in fund balance by the end of fiscal year 2009-10, as projected.” County staff are frequently asked to monitor and adjust spending, Condrey said, but in the past the focus was on a specific dollar amount. “This was more of a make cuts if possible, review the fiscal year 20092010 data we have provided and

tion in the case. “This is the kind of joint enforcement activity that Task Force training makes possible across North Carolina. When we work together with local law enforcement to take fake goods off the street, it’s a win for unwary consumers, it’s a win for legitimate merchants, and it’s a win for legitimate manufacturers.” Secretary Marshall established the NC Anti-Counterfeit Trademark Task Force in 2004 to train local law enforcement officers in the fine points of spotting knock-off products and to assist in coordinating enforcement actions across their traditional jurisdictional boundaries. The Secretary of State’s Office has the statutory duty to enforce laws that protect the holders of state and federally registered trademarks.

report any new information that is different than the expenditure projections that we presented to them,” Condrey said. “As we explained during the meetings with the departments, if that $1.8 million of fund balance spent before June 30, 2010, could be reduced to $1.6 million or $1.7 million, that would be helpful in funding the fiscal year 2010-2011 budget as the result would be that the County would have some fund balance left from the $1.8 million to recommend to Commissioners to appropriate as being spent in fiscal year 2010-2011.” Contact Baughman via e-mail at sbaughman@thedigitalcourier.com.

Summer enrollment increases at ICC By SCOTT BAUGHMAN Daily Courier Staff Writer

SPINDALE — A summer enrollment explosion at Isothermal Community College has given some classes waiting lists — with as many as 100 students hoping to join. Officials say the crowding is made worse because ICC doesn’t get any funding from the state specifically for summer courses. “There’s a concern in the community that we’ve cut summer classes,” said Kimberly Gold, vice president of academic and student services and institutional assessment. “But we had 209 classes offered last summer and this year we’re offering 217. What people are seeing is an increased demand.” To fund the summer programs, administrators try and save money during the budget year of fall and spring semesters, Gold said. “But our other enrollments are up, too,” she added. “Our fall and spring numbers have increased by about 45 percent, so there just isn’t as much reserve as there once was. We are trying to add more classes and trying to

add more seats to existing classes.” The school is up about 38 percent in summer enrollment over 2009, and summer class registration doesn’t end until May 18. The rate of registrations has gone up, as has the average student course load over the summer. “On the first day of registration for summer courses in 2009 we had 862 students signed up,” ICC’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations Mike Gavin said. “First day head count for this summer was 1,019. These are the situations where you see those waiting lists for classes.” Gavin emphasized that not every student on a waiting list is desperate to get into a particular course. Some sign waiting lists as back-up plans for classes they are hoping to get. “Course loads are up, too,” Gavin said. “This time last summer we had 243 students that were basically taking a full-time course load. For summer 2010 we have 331 full time equivalents.” A full time schedule is 12 credit hours. The increases are due to the

economy, above anything else, Gold said. “You have a combination of people who are looking for retraining programs, and need to be a full-time student for their aid packages or unemployment programs,” Gold said. “And then there are local high school students who — in years past — may have gone away to college. But because of the economy they can save themselves and their parents a lot of money by attending closer to home.” Gavin said the state legislature was considering the possibility of adding more funding for summer classes in the core and developmental courses, but hadn’t made a decision yet. “Some other schools in the community college system in the state don’t offer summer courses at all,” Gavin said. “They just close down at the end of May much like traditional public schools. We might get summer funding, but in an election year and in this economy, I highly doubt it.” Contact Baughman via e-mail at sbaughman@thedigitalcourier.com.

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Central spills East on tennis courts RUTHERFORDTON — The Hilltoppers tennis team defeated East Rutherford, 7-2, Tuesday, in conference action. In singles play, Central’s Corey Lowery took a 7-5, 6-1 win over Luke Sapenfield. The Hilltoppers’ David Shafer stormed past Seth Wilson, 6-0, 6-1. Central’s Forrest Thurman earned a 6-0, 6-3 win over Mason Jolley. East got on the board when Jacob Wilson took a victory over Joel Lowery, who retired. Central’s Paul Best defeated Alex Ledbetter, 6-3, 6-2. The Cavaliers took a victory behind Austin Bailey’s 6-3, 6-2 defeat of Central’s David McLaughlin. In doubles play, Shafer and David King defeated East’s Sapenfield and Wilson, 10-6. Central’s Lowery and Thurman dispatched of Jolley and Wilson, 10-6. The Hilltoppers’ Best and Jacob Kinlaw notched an 8-5 win over Lynch and Bray.

Central’s Christian Pfaff delivers a pitch during the baseball game against Burns, Thursday.

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Hilltoppers nip ’Dogs By KEVIN CARVER Daily Courier Sports Reporter

Easter tourney is set for Monday FOREST CITY — The field is set for the Second Annual East Rutherford Easter Tournament to be held at McNair Field April 5 through April 8. This year’s participants include host East Rutherford High School, Chase High School, R.S. Central High School, T.C. Roberson High School, Central Cabarrus High School, North Lincoln High School, McDowell High School, and Bay Village High School (Ohio). Game times are 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday and 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday. Tickets will be available at the gate.

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Central’s J.M. Spangler fouls off a pitch during the baseball game against Burns. Thursday.

RUTHERFORDTON — J.M. Spangler, Seth Orr and Will Odom carried R-S Central to a much-needed 5-4 win over Burns in baseball, Thursday Spangler, who had an RBI double in the contest, collected the win for the Hilltoppers on the mound. The lefty kept Burns off the scoreboard while allowing just one hit during the final three frames. Orr (3-for-4, 2 RBI) delivered a clutch hit in the fourth and Odom (2-for-2, RBI) followed that with the game-winner in the fifth. Central now moves their record to 6-5 overall and 3-3 in conference going into spring break. “J.M. did exactly what we asked. He came in and pounded the strike zone and shut it down in the end,” R-S Central baseball coach Chadd Fowler said.

“Offensively, we got big hits when we needed throughout the line-up and this is a big win for us to mark the halfway point in the conference.” Spangler ripped an RBI double to cross Ben Morris in the first and Denver Tate’s fielder’s choice scored the second run for Central. Burns scored lone runs in the second and third inning before posting two more in the fourth to go up 4-2 over Central. Both Bulldog runs in the fourth frame came on errors as the Hilltoppers committed three errors in the frame. In the fourth, Central’s Orr sliced a two-out, two RBI single to center to tie the game at 4-4. After Dylan Hipp doubled to left to begin the Central sixth inning, Odom knocked him in with a towering two-out double Please see Baseball, Page 8

Owens lifts Central past Burns, 5-4 By KEVIN CARVER

Local Sports COLLEGE BASEBALL 6 p.m. Winthrop vs. Gardner Webb at McNair Field

On TV 12 p.m. (ESPN2) High School Basketball National Invitational, First Semifinal: Teams TBA. 1 p.m. (ESPN) MLB Preseason Baseball Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees. 1 p.m. (FSS) Tennis Sony Ericsson Open, Men’s Semifinals. 2 p.m. (ESPN2) High School Basketball National Invitational, Second Semifinal: Teams TBA. 5 p.m. (ESPN2) LPGA Tour Golf Kraft Nabisco Championship, Second Round. 7 p.m. (FSS) Tennis Sony Ericsson Open, Men’s Semifinals. 7 p.m. (TS) MLB Preseason Baseball Chicago White Sox at Atlanta Braves. 8 p.m. (ESPN) NBA Basketball Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland Cavaliers. 9 p.m. (ESPN2) Boxing Friday Night Fights. Mike Arnaoutis (22-4-2, 10 KOs) vs. Delvin Rodriguez (24-42, 14 KOs), welterweights, 12 rounds. 10:30 p.m. (ESPN) NBA Basketball Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers. 11 p.m. (SHO) Boxing Erislandy Lara vs. Danny Perez. Erislandy Lara vs. Danny Perez.

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RUTHERFORDTON — R-S Central’s Brooke Owens went 3-for-3 with 2 RBI and provided the game-winning hit that allowed R-S Central to eke out a 5-4 win over Burns, Thursday. Mariah Lattimore struck out 14, but Central waited until late to recapture the lead and seal the win for their senior hurler. Following Kalie Holmstorm’s double that went to the fence in centerfield for an RBI in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game at 4-4, Owens ripped a triple into left field with two outs to give Central the one-run advantage that held up in the end. Owens also had an RBI single in the second inning and a stand-up double in the fourth which she later scored on. Garrett Byers/Daily Courier “Brooke (Owens) kept us in the game Central’s Brooke Owens (15) singles the ball during the softball game against Please see Softball, Page 8

Burns. Thursday. at R-S Central High School.

Dayton beats UNC NEW YORK (AP) — Dayton denied last year’s national champs another title and took home one of its own for the first time in 42 years. Marcus Johnson scored 20 points and the Flyers handed North Carolina one more disheartening loss at the end of a lousy season, beating the Tar Heels 79-68 Thursday night to win the NIT.

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Dayton’s Chris Wright, left, shoots over North Carolina’s Tyler Zeller during the first half of a college basketball game in the final of the NIT on Thursday, in New York.

Reserve guard Paul Williams added 16 points for No. 3 seed Dayton (25-12), which bounced back from a disappointing year to capture its third NIT title and first since 1968. Picked to win the Atlantic 10 Conference, the Flyers faded late and missed the NCAA tournament before turning things around and ending on a high note. Will Graves shot North

Carolina back into the game in the second half, finishing with 25 points for the fourth-seeded Tar Heels (20-17), who started the season hoping for back-toback NCAA championships. Chris Wright had 14 points for the Flyers, as did tournament MVP Chris Johnson — who scored 22 in a semifinal victory over Mississippi. Including the Rebels and Tar Heels, Dayton beat four teams from BCS conferences en route to the championship. Cincinnati and Illinois were the others. Coach Roy Williams and the Tar Heels fell short in their attempt to grab a somewhat dubious piece of college basketball history. A victory Thursday night would have made them the first team to follow up an

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BASEBALL Major League Baseball Spring Training Glance

AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Tampa Bay 19 8 Cleveland 17 9 Detroit 18 10 Minnesota 15 13 Kansas City 13 12 Boston 15 14 New York 13 15 Toronto 11 13 Los Angeles 11 14 Oakland 11 15 Baltimore 11 17 Seattle 11 17 Chicago 10 16 Texas 9 18

Pct .704 .654 .643 .536 .520 .517 .464 .458 .440 .423 .393 .393 .385 .333

NATIONAL LEAGUE W L San Francisco 21 10 Atlanta 17 10 San Diego 17 10 Chicago 17 11 Colorado 16 13 Philadelphia 13 12 St. Louis 14 13 Florida 14 14 Milwaukee 14 14 New York 14 14 Houston 13 14 Arizona 14 16 Cincinnati 12 15 Los Angeles 11 14 Washington 10 18 Pittsburgh 7 19

Pct .677 .630 .630 .607 .552 .520 .519 .500 .500 .500 .481 .467 .444 .440 .357 .269

Wednesday’s Games Boston 14, Baltimore 6 Detroit 8, Pittsburgh 5 Washington 9, St. Louis 6 Atlanta 10, Houston 5 Toronto 5, Philadelphia 2 Tampa Bay 10, Minnesota (ss) 3 Minnesota (ss) 4, N.Y. Yankees 2 N.Y. Mets 6, Florida 3 San Diego 8, Kansas City 8, tie Cleveland 10, Chicago White Sox 1 L.A. Angels 11, Chicago Cubs (ss) 0 Seattle 7, Texas 6 Cincinnati 8, Oakland 3 San Francisco 6, L.A. Dodgers 2 Milwaukee 12, Chicago Cubs (ss) 7 Colorado 4, Arizona 3 Cincinnati 12, L.A. Dodgers 4 Thursday’s Games Florida 3, St. Louis 1 Washington 9, N.Y. Mets 3 Boston 5, Minnesota 3 N.Y. Yankees 5, Toronto 2 Detroit (ss) 4, Houston 2 Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 2 Baltimore 4, Tampa Bay 3 Detroit (ss) 4, Atlanta 1 L.A. Angels 7, Cleveland 6 Chicago White Sox 9, Seattle 4 Arizona (ss) 4, Kansas City 3 Chicago Cubs 2, Colorado 0 Arizona (ss) 11, Milwaukee 3 Cincinnati 7, Texas 6 San Diego at L.A. Angels, late Cleveland at L.A. Dodgers, late Oakland at San Francisco, late Friday’s Games Washington vs Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Baltimore vs N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m. St. Louis at Minnesota, 6:10 p.m. Pittsburgh vs Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 7:05 p.m. Seattle vs Colorado at Albuquerque, N.M., 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Atlanta, 7:05 p.m. Kansas City at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Toronto at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Detroit at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 10:05 p.m. Oakland at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. Saturday’s Games Chicago White Sox at Atlanta, 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Kansas City vs Texas at Frisco, Texas, 2:05 p.m. Colorado vs Seattle at Albuquerque, N.M., 2:05 p.m. Toronto at Houston, 2:05 p.m. Detroit at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. St. Louis at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Boston vs Washington at Viera, Fla., 4:05 p.m. San Francisco at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Cleveland vs Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Arizona, 4:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at L.A. Dodgers, 4:10 p.m.

BASKETBALL NCAA Tournament Glance FINAL FOUR At Lucas Oil Stadium Indianapolis National Semifinals Saturday, April 3 Michigan State (28-8) vs. Butler (32-4), 6:07 p.m. West Virginia (31-6) vs. Duke (33-5), 40 minutes following National Championship Monday, April 5 Semifinal winners NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament FINAL FOUR At Alamodome San Antonio National Semifinals Sunday, April 4 Stanford (35-1) vs. Oklahoma (27-10), 7 p.m. Connecticut (37-0) vs. Baylor (27-9), 9:30 p.m. National Championship Tuesday, April 6 Semifinal winners, 8:30 p.m. National Invitation Tournament

Semifinals Tuesday, March 30 At Madison Square Garden New York Dayton 68, Mississippi 63 North Carolina 68, Rhode Island 67, OT Championship Thursday, April 1 Dayton 79, North Carolina 68 National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division W L Pct 47 27 .635 37 37 .500 26 48 .351 26 49 .347 10 65 .133 Southeast Division W L Pct x-Orlando 52 22 .703 x-Atlanta 48 26 .649 Miami 41 34 .547 Charlotte 39 35 .527 Washington 22 52 .297 Central Division W L Pct y-Cleveland 59 16 .787 Milwaukee 41 33 .554 Chicago 35 39 .473 Indiana 28 47 .373 Detroit 23 51 .311 y-Boston Toronto New York Philadelphia New Jersey

GB —  10  21  21 1/2 37 1/2 GB —  4  11 1/2 13  30  GB —  17 1/2 23 1/2 31  35 1/2

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct x-Dallas 50 25 .667 San Antonio 45 29 .608 Memphis 38 36 .514 Houston 37 37 .500 New Orleans 35 41 .461 Northwest Division W L Pct x-Utah 50 26 .658 x-Denver 48 27 .640 Oklahoma City 46 28 .622 x-Portland 46 29 .613 Minnesota 15 60 .200 Pacific Division W L Pct x-L.A. Lakers 54 21 .720 x-Phoenix 49 26 .653 L.A. Clippers 27 48 .360 Sacramento 24 52 .316 Golden State 21 53 .284

GB —  4 1/2 11 1/2 12 1/2 15 1/2 GB —  1 1/2 3  3 1/2 34 1/2 GB —  5  27  30 1/2 32 1/2

x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Wednesday’s Games Atlanta 109, L.A. Lakers 92 Charlotte 103, Philadelphia 84 Cleveland 101, Milwaukee 98 Toronto 114, L.A. Clippers 92 Oklahoma City 109, Boston 104 Miami 98, Detroit 81 Phoenix 116, New Jersey 105 Dallas 106, Memphis 102, OT Minnesota 108, Sacramento 99 Washington 96, New Orleans 91 San Antonio 119, Houston 102 Portland 118, New York 90 Utah 128, Golden State 104 Thursday’s Games Orlando at Dallas, late Portland at Denver, late Friday’s Games Milwaukee at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Miami at Indiana, 7 p.m. Chicago at Washington, 7 p.m. Houston at Boston, 7:30 p.m. New Orleans at Memphis, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Detroit, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Cleveland, 8 p.m. Orlando at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. New York at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Utah at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Toronto at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Detroit at Atlanta, 7 p.m. New Orleans at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at Chicago, 8 p.m. Miami at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Phoenix at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Denver, 9 p.m. Portland at Sacramento, 10 p.m. THROUGH MAR. 31 Scoring G FG FT PTS 73 738 566 2170 74 709 669 2195 62 623 472 1770 70 695 419 1903 71 653 486 1860 61 603 280 1556 74 652 481 1828

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Assists AST 824 466 742 714

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HOCKEY National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF x-Pittsburgh 77 44 26 7 95 237 x-New Jersey 76 44 26 6 94 203 Philadelphia 76 38 32 6 82 221 N.Y. Rangers 76 34 32 10 78 201 N.Y. Islanders 76 31 35 10 72 199 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF x-Buffalo 76 43 23 10 96 221 Ottawa 77 42 30 5 89 210 Boston 76 35 29 12 82 191 Montreal 77 37 32 8 82 205 Toronto 77 28 36 13 69 204 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF z-Washington 76 49 15 12 110 296 Atlanta 77 34 31 12 80 227 Carolina 77 33 35 9 75 212 Tampa Bay 77 31 34 12 74 201 Florida 76 30 34 12 72 197 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF x-Chicago 76 47 22 7 101 247 Nashville 78 44 28 6 94 214 Detroit 76 40 23 13 93 212 St. Louis 76 37 30 9 83 207 Columbus 77 32 32 13 77 208 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF Vancouver 76 46 26 4 96 248 Colorado 76 41 28 7 89 227 Calgary 77 39 29 9 87 196 Minnesota 77 37 34 6 80 208 Edmonton 76 24 45 7 55 194 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF x-San Jose 77 47 20 10 104 248

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x-clinched playoff spot z-clinched conference Wednesday’s Games Buffalo 6, Florida 2 Carolina 2, Montreal 1 Tampa Bay 2, Pittsburgh 0 Chicago 4, Minnesota 0 Dallas 5, San Jose 1 Anaheim 5, Colorado 2 Calgary 2, Phoenix 1 Thursday’s Games Florida 1, Boston 0 Toronto 4, Buffalo 2 N.Y. Islanders 6, Philadelphia 4 Washington 2, Atlanta 1 Carolina at Ottawa, late Columbus at Detroit, late St. Louis at Nashville, late Vancouver at Los Angeles, late Friday’s Games Chicago at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Montreal at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Edmonton at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Calgary at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. Vancouver at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Saturday’s Games Atlanta at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Ottawa at N.Y. Islanders, 2 p.m. Nashville at Detroit, 2 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Montreal, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Carolina, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Florida, 7 p.m. Washington at Columbus, 7 p.m. Dallas at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Edmonton at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Anaheim at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

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James, CLE Durant, OKC Anthony, DEN Bryant, LAL Wade, MIA Ellis, GOL Nowitzki, DAL

Nash, PHX Paul, NOR Williams, UTA Rondo, BOS

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Rebounds G OFF DEF Howard, ORL 74 262 724 Randolph, MEM 73 304 559 Lee, NYK 73 204 656 Camby, POR 68 232 559 Boozer, UTA 73 165 651 Bosh, TOR 67 195 538 Wallace, CHA 69 138 582

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BASEBALL MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL—Announced the retirement of senior vice president for public relations Rich Levin, effective at the end of the year. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Released C Chad Moeller unconditionally. BOSTON RED SOX—Reassigned RHP Fernando Cabrera to their minor league camp. CLEVELAND INDIANS—Optioned RHP Carlos Carrasco to Columbus (IL). KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Announced the retirement of C Vance Wilson. Assigned INF/OF Scott Thorman, C Edwin Bellorin and INF Irving Falu to their minor league camp. SEATTLE MARINERS—Optioned LHP Garrett Olson to Tacoma (PCL) TEXAS RANGERS—Claimed INF Ryan Garko off waivers from Seattle. Optioned C Max Ramirez to Oklahoma City (PCL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Optioned LHP Brett Cecil and RHP Josh Roenicke to Las Vegas (PCL). National League CHICAGO CUBS—Named Jon Greifenkamp vice president/chief financial officer. FLORIDA MARLINS—Purchased the contract of RHP Clay Hensley from New Orleans (PCL). NEW YORK METS—Placed SS Jose Reyes on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 26. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Traded INF Julio Lugo to Baltimore for a player to be named or cash considerations. WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Optioned RHP Luis Atilano to Syracuse (IL). American Association FORT WORTH CATS—Signed LHP Joel Kirsten. GRAND PRAIRIE AIRHOGS—Signed LHP James Paxton. Can-Am League NEW JERSEY JACKALS—Acquired OF Jeff Grose from Lake County (Northern) for future considerations. Frontier League KALAMAZOO KINGS—Signed 1B Ben Briesacher. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS—Signed LHP Daniel Schmidt. Northern League WINNIPEG GOLDEYES—Agreed to terms with RHP Mark Holliman. FOOTBALL National Football League CHICAGO BEARS—Released DE Alex Brown. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS—Signed DE Reggie Hayward to a one-year contract. NEW YORK GIANTS—Signed P Jeff Feagles and S Deon Grant to one-year contracts. HOCKEY National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS—Recalled D Nathan Oystrick from Chicago (AHL). Reassigned C MacGregor Sharp and D Stu Bickel from Bakersfield (ECHL) to San Antonio (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS—Reassigned D Brian Lashoff from Kingston (OHL) to Grand Rapids (AHL). OTTAWA SENATORS—Signed D Patrick Wiercioch to a three-year contract. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS—Recalled G Jeremy Duchesne from Adirondack (AHL). American Hockey League ADIRONDACK PHANTOMS—Signed D Erik Gustafsson and F Shane Harper. ALBANY RIVER RATS—Assigned G Mike Morrison to Utah (ECHL). HARTFORD WOLF PACK—Signed F Chris McKelvie. MANITOBA MOOSE—Recalled D Taylor Ellington from Victoria (ECHL). NORFOLK ADMIRALS—Signed D Dave Cowan. SYRACUSE CRUNCH—Signed D Patrick Cullity and C Tyler Murovich. ECHL CHARLOTTE CHECKERS—Released D Ryan Crane. Signed G Garrett Zemlak. ELMIRA JACKALS—Loaned F Yannick Tifu to Binghamton (AHL). LACROSSE National Lacrosse League BUFFALO BANDITS—Placed G Ken Montour on injured reserve, retroactive to March 18. Signed D Steve Priolo. COLLEGE ARKANSAS—Named Vanessa Phillips Bosshart women’s assistant soccer coach. AUGUSTA STATE—Named Nate Teymer women’s basketball coach. CATAWBA—Named Michael Swan women’s soccer coach. HOUSTON—Named James Dickey men’s basketball coach. MONTANA STATE—Announced sophomore F Austin Brown is leaving the men’s basketball team. UTAH—Announced women’s basketball coach Elaine Elliott will take a one-year leave of absence. Named Anthony Levrets women’s interim basketball coach. WAKE FOREST—Announced sophomore F Al-Farouq Aminu will enter the NBA draft.

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with a great day at the plate and Mariah (Lattimore) did what she has all year, pitch well when she is called to the mound,” R-S Central softball coach Melvin Digh said. “Honestly, we seem to go dumbfounded for an inning in every game and we have got to snap out of that after spring break.” R-S Central held a 3-0 lead until a disasterous fifth frame. An error crossed two runs, plus a wild pitch and a passed ball allowed the other two Burns runs. Fortunately, Lattimore’s four-hitter and timely hitting by Owens was enough to prevail. Nonetheless, the victory moves R-S Central to 10-0 overall and 6-0 in conference, but it’s the seventh win by one-run this season for the Lady Hilltopppers.

Chase 5, Freedom 1 MORGANTON — Rebecca Bailey struck out 11 and four Lady Trojans collected two hits each as Chase downed Freedom, 5-1, Thursday. Bailey scattered seven hits, but issued no walks in collecting the win. She also aided herself at the plate with two hits. Sam Carpenter, Euletha Davis and Blair White also tallied two hits from the plate as Chase struck for three runs in the first and two more in the second to notch the conference win. Chase improves to 8-2 overall and 4-1 in SMAC play. Chase JV softball slid past the Lady Patriots, 8-7, to remain undefeated at 6-0 on the season.

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North Carolina coach Roy Williams watches during the second half of a college basketball game against Dayton in the final of the NIT on Thursday in New York. Dayton won 79-68.

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NCAA national championship with an NIT crown the next year. With officials discussing expanding the NCAA tournament to 96 teams as soon as next year, it’s possible this could be the last NIT, an event with a rich history that dates to 1938. NCAA vice president Greg Shaheen said Thursday no decision has been made about the future of the postseason NIT, which is operated independently by the NCAA. How down-and-out were these Tar Heels heading into the postseason? When the 32-team NIT draw was announced, they opened at 35-1 odds to win the title. And while Dayton has been a regular in this event, it was strange to see North Carolina on the college basketball undercard this time of year. One of the sport’s true heavyweights, the Tar Heels own five NCAA national championships, including an 89-72 victory over Michigan State in last year’s title game. Tom Izzo and the Spartans are back in the Final Four, set to play Butler in Indianapolis on Saturday. North Carolina was left to chase a consolation prize following a 16-16 regular season wrecked by injuries, leaky defense and a string of embarrassing losses.

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County’s Best

East Rutherford golf coach Terry Osteen, above, holds the trophy from the 2010 County Golf Championships. The Cavs’ Tyler Fleetwood, Ben Parks, Trent Jones and Chris Hill won the team title on Wednesday. R-S Central’s Zach McKelvey, left, won the individual medalists.

Tiger Woods.

Sponsors plot out Woods’ return to golf

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NEW YORK (AP) — Sponsors who stuck by Tiger Woods are ramping up to profit from his return to the golf course. Upper Deck Co. will sell memorabilia like signed red shirts with price tags upward of $1,800. Electronic Arts Inc. has a new browser-based version of its Tiger-themed video game coming out next week. And tical shifting of Scheyer to the point Nike Inc. reportedly has a TV comand insertion of Elliot Williams at mercial featuring Woods in the shooting guard that the Blue Devils really took off. The switch stabilized works, though it won’t confirm that. The big question is whether his the Blue Devils and put them on tarnished image can work anything their path back to prominence, with close to its old magic for them and a late-season roll carrying them to the golf industry, which has been the 2009 ACC tournament title, the going through tough times of its own first of Scheyer’s career. because of the weak economy. It could be that all publicity is good It also brought back a swagger that publicity — as time passes since his never waned throughout this seaadmissions to extramarital affairs son, even as Williams transferred to and he returns to golf after four Memphis. months at the Masters, starting next “Just going through those expeThursday. riences I had as a freshman and Woods’ value as a pitchman who sophomore, I feel I’ve just learned a embodied professional perfection lot (and) I’m more confident on the may have suffered. He became sports’ court,” Scheyer said. In the South first $1 billion earner, but lost top Regional final, “Baylor made some endorsements from companies such runs at us and I was confident the as Accenture LLP and AT&T Inc. as whole way. I never had a doubt we the scandal unfolded. were going to win. But it’s hard to see much falloff in sales of some Woods-branded wares. “So for me, I didn’t have that the Golfsmith, the nation’s biggest whole time as a freshman. It’s your chain of golf stores, and sports card first time in an NCAA tournament or a big game. I’ve been through a lot and memorabilia maker Upper Deck of games. ... Your confidence and just Co. say Woods’ scandal that erupted being through it is the biggest thing.” in late November didn’t dampen demand for his products. Golfsmith International Holdings Part of that confidence has come Inc. says sales of Woods-branded from the incremental steps forward hats, shirts and belts (all made by that he and his fellow seniors have taken in the tournament, from a one- Nike) grew 8 percent from October through mid-March this year comand-done as freshmen to last year’s appearance in the round of 16 to the pared with last year. Most of that period came after word spread that 11th Final Four trip in Krzyzewski’s the quiet, clean-cut golfer had a sex three decades at Duke. “We’ve gone through a lot and expe- addiction and partook in serial infidelities. rienced a lot,” forward Kyle Singler The company sold 9,564 Woodssaid. “With that, you have a closer bond with each other and it’s tougher branded hats, belts, shirts and other products made by Nike from October to break us apart.” through mid-March, compared with Instead, it’s given Scheyer plenty of 8,855 in the same period the previous year. resolute determination to wrap up Woods’ leave from golf will end his career with two more victories. “It didn’t start off the best,” he said in about a week at the Masters, the of his experiences in the NCAA tour- season’s first major tournament. It’s about time for an industry that has nament. “We’ve grown and gone a seen its retail sales drop as its main step farther each of our years, and participants trim their tee times and winning some more games as we went along. It says a lot for our group spending habits in the recession. “The tour wants him back. The to get to this point, but we really players want him back. His endorswant to finish it off.”

Scheyer enjoying senior season

DURHAM (AP) — From the day he stepped foot on campus, Jon Scheyer was a dependable member of Mike Krzyzewski’s rotation. Then he took over at point guard, and Duke started being Duke again. With Scheyer running the show, the Blue Devils (33-5) claimed two straight Atlantic Coast Conference tournament titles, a league regularseason crown and their first Final Four berth since 2004. Duke plays West Virginia (31-6) on Saturday night in Indianapolis in the national semifinals, but the senior wants to wait until well after that before he even considers the end of his career, saying “I can’t Scheyer go there.” “It’s exciting, but for us, the goal’s not complete,” he said Tuesday. “That’s the way all of us feel. As much as you want to enjoy the Final Four and there’s going to be a lot of people wanting to hang out and celebrate with you. That’s not what we’re going down there for. (Focusing) will be easy for us.”

Scheyer has played in many roles during four seasons at Duke, growing from a scrawny freshman into a serious ACC player of the year contender. He led the team with 104 3-pointers and an average of 18.2 points this season. Those are the kinds of numbers he always hoped for when he was the starter at shooting guard in 2006-07. He shifted to become the Blue Devils’ sixth man as a sophomore and last year found himself back in the starting lineup. But it wasn’t until Krzyzewski’s tac-

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ers want him back and like anybody with an economic interest in him, we want him back,” said Golfsmith CEO Marty Hanaka. Tiger has been good for golf. He’s brought more interest to the game from even casual players, and boosted television ratings and sponsorships — which has translated into higher payouts for Woods and his fellow golfers. In 1995, the year before Woods turned pro, the Masters’ total prize payout was $2.1 million. Last year, it reached $7.5 million. The sport is in need of a boost again. The industry has seen an unprecedented slump because of the weak economy and unseasonably wet weather, which also depresses playing, said Tom Stine, co-founder of Golf Datatech LLC, a market research firm. Total revenue for the golf industry was $2.4 billion last year, down 11.6 percent from $2.8 billion in 2008, the firm said. People are delaying equipment purchases but they’re still playing golf, said Stine, who expected minimal effect from Woods’ return. EA is releasing the browser version of “Tiger Woods PGA Tour” on Tuesday. The timing is good, though coincidental: the video game maker announced the launch date a day before Woods announced his return and now figures his return will just add exposure for its sites for the game and its Woods franchise. “Sometimes you just get lucky,” said Craig Evans, marketing director of the game, who added visits to the company’s Woods sites have risen “significantly” since Woods said he’d return. Former sponsors Accenture, AT&T and others who dropped Woods after his personal problems became public late last year have declined to say if they’ll make any changes once he returns. Accenture merely referred to its December news release that announced it would drop Woods. It’s not clear if the heightened interest will help reverse golf’s recessionfueled downturn. Probably not, said John Sweeney, director of sports communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. “He’ll bring more eyes back to the sport,” he said. “He will not bring the sort of wonderful image. He’s bringing back the sort of tainted prodigy that he is. But it’ll be fun to watch.”

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Nation Today Trump’s accused stalker freed

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NEW YORK (AP) — A self-described celebrity stalker obsessed with Ivanka Trump threatened to kill himself in her jewelry store and “commandeer” her husband’s newspaper in e-mail and Twitter messages to the couple, prosecutors said Thursday. “I won’t just be ignored,” Justin Massler wrote in an August e-mail to the newspaper, The New York Observer, according to a court complaint filed at his arraignment Thursday. He added in another message that unless he got an autographed photo, he would commit suicide at The Ivanka Trump Collection boutique to damage its reputation, “or my only other option will be to simply stalk Ivanka Trump in a maniacal manner for this picture by becoming nothing other than a deranged celebrity stalker,” according to the court documents.

Suspects return for their car MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — The people who witnessed a robbery attempt at an Oregon convenience store didn’t need to describe the muggers. They just needed to point. The two men accused of trying to rob someone at knifepoint were arrested when they returned to get their car while officers were interviewing witnesses. Medford police Lt. Bob Hansen says a man leaving the store late Tuesday was accosted by two men. One brandished a knife and demanded money. The would-be robbers fled when the man ran back into the store and called police. Hansen says officers were interviewing witnesses in the parking lot when the suspects showed up. Though the men were wearing different clothes, witnesses identified them as the robbers. The men, 19 and 20 years old, were jailed on charges of attempted first-degree robbery.

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door at the residence and pushed him backward onto the coffee table. He sustained bruises to his back and later went to the emergency room at Rutherford Hospital. An attempt by The Daily Courier to reach Dewberry on Thursday afternoon was unsuccessful. A televised report earlier in the day indicated that Dewberry planned to speak with an attorney about the matter. Rutherford County Sheriff Jack Conner on Thursday said Dewberry was not pushed, but instead fell onto the glass-topped coffee table while he was backing up. Sheriff Conner detailed the incident. “Early Monday morning, around three o’clock in the morning,” he said, “we gathered at the Forest City Police Department to serve a warrant that Forest City initiated. “The search warrant was on U.S. 74 Business in Ellenboro. The party that claims we pushed him down over a table, was the boyfriend of a lady who lived at that residence. “There was information that two in that residence possibly were suspects in the armed robberies in Forest City. Forest City Police had obtained a search warrant and asked for assistance. We got the SERT team together, which wears camouflage, and helmets, and carries guns, and they went to that residence to serve the search warrant. “They knocked on the door three times, telling them it was the Sheriff’s Office. Then they said, ‘Stand back from the door,’ and they went in there. They took the battering ram and knocked the door in. “As the door came open, Mr. Dewberry was standing there, and according to my officers, I interviewed three of my officers, they said he raised his hands up in the air, was backing up and fell over a coffee table. When he fell backwards over the coffee table, the glass top slid out of the frame and stood up, almost like a backrest, and he went down inside this coffee table. “Two of my officers said they got him out and put handcuffs on him for safety purposes. Later they uncuffed him. He claimed that he was pushed and fell into the table, hurting his back. Officers said they didn’t touch him until they reached to get him out of the coffee table. He didn’t fall hard enough into the glass to break it.” The sheriff said Dewberry went to the Forest City Police Department to file a complaint in the incident, of which he has a copy. Conner defended his officers’ actions. “We looked into our part of it and feel like we were just doing our job,” he said. “Our officers go out to serve a search warrant, and they look at information before they go out about the possibility of evidence being there, and they go in guns drawn,

prepared for the worst, in case somebody wants to start shooting at them. They’re like anybody else, they want to go home to their families too. “Luckily, nobody fired a shot and nothing happened, and Forest City got to conduct their interviews. Our job was to execute the search warrant, and we executed the search warrant. And turned the scene over after it was secured to the Forest City Police officers. The Forest City Police officers were outside, ready to come in and do their search. Our major job was to secure the area, and that’s what we did. “It’s my understanding that one of the officers took Mr. Dewberry and talked to him for over an hour that night, and he never once mentioned, during their interviews, any problems whatsoever.” Forest City Police Chief Jay Jackson said Thursday that investigators had information about a possible suspect or suspects in the recent armed robberies, so they sought a search warrant for the residence. Officers went to a magistrate, “and the magistrate found probable cause at a location in the county and requested us to ask for assistance due to the severity of the crimes, armed robberies. It was determined to use their (Sheriff’s Office) SWAT guys. In the application of the search warrant there, they did a request for a ‘no-knock,’ which was granted by the judge.” “Mr. Dewberry came by Monday to complain to Steve Bradley, one of the lieutenants of the patrol. In reviewing his complaint, the nature of it, all that was documented made reference to the entry, as to the location. “I asked Bob Ward, our assistant chief, to look into it. At the time this gentleman discussed the complaint, we didn’t have any officers in the residence, so I forwarded it over to the Sheriff’s Office.” The police chief said use of the SERT to gain entry was justified, under the circumstances. “I will stand behind the decision by saying that a warrant after probable cause, for a violent offense, I think it is a good decision that you use a SWAT or specialty-type team to make entry. That was the right decision to make. “There was a specific reason they went to that house, looking for someone who was a suspect in this case. I can’t tell you if he was inside the house. In a perfect world, you do a search warrant like that and you find a suspect and the evidence of the crime. “I can’t stress enough that I think it was a good decision to use a SWAT team to gain entry. It’s a violent crime.” He added that officers have worked diligently to solve the recent rash of robberies. “We’re taking these investigations very seriously,” he said, “and have talked to a number of folks.” Contact Dale via e-mail at ldale@thedigitalcourier.com

Kan. abortion doc’s murderer gets life prison term WICHITA, Kan. — Defiant to the end, an anti-abortion zealot who murdered one of the few U.S. doctors who performed lateterm abortions was sentenced Thursday to life in prison and won’t be eligible for parole for 50 years — the maximum allowed by law. Scott Roeder, 52, faced a mandatory life prison term for gunning down Dr. George Tiller in the back of Tiller’s Wichita church last May. He showed no

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remorse during the daylong sentencing hearing and sought to justify his crime by describing abortion procedures in gritty and graphic detail. “I stopped him so he could not dismember another innocent baby,” Roeder said. “Wichita is a far safer place for unborn babies without George Tiller.” Sedgwick County District Judge Warren Wilbert had the choice to make Roeder eligible for parole after 25 or 50 years, but said he gave him the harsher sentence because evidence showed Roeder stalked Tiller before killing him. As he was being led away in handcuffs, Roeder shouted, “Blood of babies on your hands.” Wilbert also sentenced Roeder to serve

an additional year in prison on each of two counts of aggravated assault for threatening two church ushers in the melee. Allowing for possible time off those sentences for good behavior, Roeder won’t be eligible for parole for 51 years and eight months. In a rambling statement, Roeder — who at trial testified that he killed Tiller to save unborn children — blamed Tiller’s death primarily on the state for not outlawing abortion. He interrupted Wilbert several times as the judge discussed the sentence from the bench. As Wilbert read from a previous court decision saying that allowing vigilantism would promote chaos, Roeder said, “Baby murder is anarchy and chaos.”

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business/finance

THE MARKET IN REVIEW

STOCK EXCHANGE HIGHLIGHTS

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7,539.02 +91.22

GAINERS ($2 OR MORE)

Name Last Chg Borders 2.54 +.82 BkA DJ1-1514.10 +4.20 Kngswy g 2.05 +.45 AZZ Inc 38.46 +4.61 FdAgricA 11.31 +1.31 CitiDJaig1410.42 +1.15 Goldcp wt 4.60 +.47 Quiksilvr 5.22 +.49 Pier 1 6.98 +.61 Valhi 21.34 +1.66

%Chg +47.7 +42.4 +28.1 +13.6 +13.1 +12.4 +11.4 +10.4 +9.6 +8.4

LOSERS ($2 OR MORE)

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1,944.69 +37.71

GAINERS ($2 OR MORE)

Name Last Chg HallwdGp 52.89+12.15 AdcareH wt 3.15 +.50 CheniereEn 3.55 +.46 EngySvc un 4.25 +.40 MagHRes 3.33 +.29 Daxor 12.25 +.98 IntTower g 6.24 +.48 Versar 3.27 +.24 TravelCtrs 3.79 +.25 Uroplasty 2.23 +.15

%Chg +29.8 +18.9 +14.9 +10.4 +9.5 +8.7 +8.3 +7.9 +7.1 +7.0

LOSERS ($2 OR MORE)

Name Last Chg %Chg MauiLnd h 5.60 -.64 -10.3 DirEMBr rs 40.09 -3.39 -7.8 PzenaInv 7.07 -.56 -7.3 Worthgtn 16.14 -1.15 -6.7 Prime pfB 2.95 -.19 -6.0 Intermec 13.35 -.83 -5.9 DirLatBear 35.00 -2.11 -5.7 DirxDMBear13.05 -.77 -5.6 Duoyuan n 10.20 -.60 -5.6 PrUShCh25 7.43 -.43 -5.5

Name Last SearchM un 5.00 SearchMed 4.30 ChinaMda 12.80 Arrhythm 7.39 SunLink 3.63 Gainsco rs 8.65 ChiArmM 8.90 RennGEnt 2.60 Flanign 6.30 Bcp NJ 13.40

MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE) Name Vol (00) Last Chg FordM 2060708 12.63 +.06 Citigrp 1890624 4.18 +.13 S&P500ETF 952365 117.80 +.80 iShEMkts 945254 43.22 +1.10 BkofAm 699921 18.04 +.19 Pfizer 551507 17.08 -.07 Chimera 537788 3.91 +.02 US NGsFd 509066 7.29 +.38 iSTaiwn 466474 12.88 +.33 DirFBear rs 465678 13.14 -.33

MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE) Name Vol (00) Last Chg CheniereEn 37684 3.55 +.46 AdeonaPh 33393 1.51 -.42 Taseko 31708 5.43 +.25 NovaGld g 24465 7.61 +.47 KodiakO g 23873 3.50 +.09 AntaresP 22843 1.53 +.16 ChiArmM 21838 8.90 -.49 NthgtM g 21020 3.00 ... NwGold g 19232 4.56 +.20 GoldStr g 18910 3.92 +.05

Advanced Declined Unchanged Total issues New Highs New Lows Volume

DIARY

2,280 779 130 3,189 314 5 3,776,604,435

Chg %Chg -1.15 -18.7 -.41 -8.7 -.99 -7.2 -.56 -7.0 -.27 -6.9 -.50 -5.5 -.49 -5.2 -.14 -5.1 -.30 -4.5 -.60 -4.3

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Advanced Declined Unchanged Total issues New Highs New Lows Volume

337 172 29 538 30 6 110,850,302

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Chg +1.28 +1.93 +.56 +7.45 +.83 +.50 +2.18 +.68 +.59 +.35

%Chg +55.9 +34.7 +33.5 +26.5 +24.7 +20.0 +19.4 +17.0 +16.4 +15.9

LOSERS ($2 OR MORE)

Name Last ChinaGrnT 2.97 P&F 2.17 VCG Hold 2.02 Encorm rs 2.26 Telestone 15.08 VillBk&Tr 2.99 NestCmty 6.22 DemandTc 6.09 BakersF h 2.03 SinoCkg n 27.35

Chg -.88 -.48 -.38 -.38 -2.42 -.48 -.97 -.86 -.27 -3.55

%Chg -22.9 -18.0 -15.8 -14.4 -13.8 -13.7 -13.5 -12.4 -11.7 -11.5

MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE)

Name Vol (00) MicronT 834564 PwShs QQQ783834 Microsoft 624632 Cisco 550711 RschMotn 446384 ApldMatl 369204 Intel 355535 Oracle 261902 SkillSoft 228971 Palm Inc 170146

Advanced Declined Unchanged Total issues New Highs New Lows Volume

Last Chg 10.17 -.20 48.16 ... 29.16 -.13 25.83 -.20 68.48 -5.49 13.35 -.12 22.39 +.10 25.46 -.25 11.10 +.78 3.90 +.14

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1,514 1,148 132 2,794 152 16 2,101,123,707

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Dow Jones industrials Close: 10,927.07 Change: 70.44 (0.6%)

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STOCK MARKET INDEXES Name

Dow Industrials 10,927.07 Dow Transportation 4,392.48 Dow Utilities 383.02 NYSE Composite 7,539.02 Amex Market Value 1,944.69 Nasdaq Composite 2,402.58 S&P 500 1,178.10 S&P MidCap 797.29 Wilshire 5000 12,314.16 Russell 2000 683.98

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CI 122,927 LG 64,425 LB 59,564 IH 56,242 LG 55,524 WS 53,078 MA 48,457 LB 47,853 LB 47,616 LB 44,500 LV 40,010 FB 38,069 LV 37,537 FV 35,758 CI 31,614 WS 31,553 LB 30,216 FG 29,870 CA 29,675 MA 29,546 LB 28,279 LB 28,262 MA 28,252 CI 27,481 LG 27,150 CI 25,333 FB 25,302 MB 24,867 LV 15,542 LB 9,595 LB 4,231 GS 1,496 LV 1,216 SR 430 LG 180

+0.5 +15.3/C +5.6 +44.8/D +5.8 +51.5/B +3.2 +33.2/C +5.1 +42.8/D +6.1 +47.2/D +3.3 +39.0/B +5.7 +48.4/B +5.0 +42.1/E +5.7 +48.5/B +6.4 +62.3/A +7.3 +51.4/C +5.1 +41.3/E +9.1 +73.3/A +0.5 +14.9/C +5.8 +49.7/C +5.9 +48.0/C +7.5 +49.6/D +3.4 +46.4/A +3.4 +34.3/C +5.7 +48.5/B +5.9 +51.7/B +3.9 +35.5/C +0.2 +17.9/B +6.5 +52.9/A +0.5 +14.7/C +7.5 +58.3/A +6.4 +63.1/B +6.9 +56.2/A +5.4 +57.8/A +5.4 +47.0/C -0.2 +3.3/B +4.4 +38.2/E +9.1+108.0/C +6.5 +46.8/C

11.03 28.71 29.21 48.34 60.77 34.37 15.89 108.54 26.86 107.81 102.97 39.13 25.65 33.47 11.03 26.51 34.32 28.66 2.10 16.86 108.54 29.22 29.89 11.96 73.62 11.03 14.89 35.01 22.47 32.14 37.87 10.36 3.10 15.21 15.88

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CA -Conservative Allocation, CI -Intermediate-Term Bond, ES -Europe Stock, FB -Foreign Large Blend, FG -Foreign LargeGrowth, FV -Foreign Large Value, IH -World Allocation, LB -Large Blend, LG -Large Growth, LV -Large Value, MA -Moderate Allocation, MB -Mid-Cap Blend, MV Mid-Cap Value, SH -Specialty-heath, WS -World Stock, Total Return: Chng in NAV with dividends reinvested. Rank: How fund performed vs. others with same objective: A is in top 20%, E in bottom 20%. Min Init Invt: Minimum $ needed to invest in fund. Source: Morningstar.

Sweet deals lure car buyers, lift sales

DETROIT (AP) — It’s a buyer’s market for car shoppers, with good deals expected to last at least another month as automakers continue to match Toyota discounts that lured thousands of buyers in March. Seeking to repair the damage from a series of safety recalls, Toyota Motor Corp. offered unprecedented incentives last month, including low-interest financing and free maintenance for returning customers. The deals worked so well that Toyota’s U.S. sales jumped 41 percent and the automaker sold just 1,683 fewer cars than General Motors Co., the closest it has ever come to overtaking GM in monthly sales, according to auto research site Edmunds. com. GM and other automakers matched the deals, boosting the industry’s sales by 24 percent compared to the same month a year earlier, according to figures released Thursday and compiled by AutoData Corp. Incentives were the main factor for Jason Lopez, 26, a Toys R Us manager from Brooklyn, N.Y., who bought a 2010 Camry last month after his mother told him about the deals. Lopez spent about an hour researching which cars were affected by the recalls but he trusted Toyota’s reputation.

“I know it’s safe,” he said. Lopez paid $20,800 for the car, which was listed at $23,115. Industry incentives averaged $2,742 per vehicle last month, according to Edmunds.com. That was down $423 from record-high levels a year earlier, when the economy was faltering and automakers saw one of the worst sales months in nearly 30 years. Incentives this March rose $100 from February. The big change last month was Toyota, which normally limits sales promotions but resorted to them after recalls of more than 8 million vehicles worldwide for problems involving brakes and accelerator pedals. Toyota’s incentives hit $2,256 per vehicle, their highest level ever, up nearly $700 from the year before. Toyota’s incentives averaged $1,700 before the crisis began last fall, said Jesse Toprak of auto pricing site TrueCar.com. Toyota is offering current owners interest-free financing for 60 months on the popular Camry sedan. On a base model with automatic transmission that costs $21,395, the financing would save a buyer $3,722 compared with the average new-car interest rate of 6.5 percent. Leasing may be April’s incentive battleground. Honda recently added a $250 per month lease on an Accord with nothing down. Toyota is offering $169 per month on Camrys for three years with $1,999 down.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stronger reports on jobs and manufacturing boosted stocks Thursday ahead of the government’s March employment report. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 70 points to a 2010 high on the final day of a shortened week. The stock market will be closed Friday and the bond market will close early for Good Friday. Major stock indexes rose for a fifth straight week, giving the Dow its longest winning streak since mid-April last year. Economists expect the Labor Department will report that employers added 190,000 jobs last month. That would mark on the second month of jobs growth since the recession began in December 2007. Government hiring for the 2010 census could provide a temporary boost, but an increase would still be welcome news for stock investors. “Just getting a number with six digits — over 100,000 — is, I think, very much encouraging to a lot of folks who really believe that none of this counts until we start creating jobs,” said Jeffrey Kleintop, chief market strategist at LPL Financial in Boston. Confidence grew Thursday after the Labor Department said that initial claims for unemploy-

ment benefits fell last week. A four-week average of clams dropped to its lowest level in 18 months. Manufacturing figures also raised expectations that a recovery is gaining steam. A trade group’s report found that U.S. manufacturing grew in March at the fastest pace in 5 1/2 years. Manufacturing reports from China and Europe also indicated that factories are busier. The market has been climbing with little interruption for a year. In the past seven weeks, the gains have been marked by steady increases that are adding up. The Dow on Wednesday wrapped up its strongest first quarter since 1999. A rise in the price of oil to an 18-month high lifted energy stocks. Occidental Petroleum Corp. and Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. rose more than 2 percent. BlackBerry phone maker Research In Motion Ltd. fell 7 percent, dragging down other technology stocks, after the company’s fiscal fourth-quarter shipments fell short of expectations. The Dow rose 70.44, or 0.7 percent, to 10,927.07. The index stands at its highest level since September 2008. The Dow had been up 100

points, getting within 43 points of the psychological barrier of 11,000. The index hasn’t topped that level it hasn’t topped in 18 months. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 8.67, or 0.7 percent, to 1,178.10. The technologydominated Nasdaq composite index rose 4.62, or 0.2 percent, to 2,402.58. The Dow rose for a fifth straight week, adding 0.7 percent. The S&P 500 index rose 1 percent for the week, while the Nasdaq gained 0.3 percent. Bond prices fell, pushing yields higher. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose to 3.87 percent from 3.83 percent late Wednesday. The dollar fell against other major currencies, while gold rose. Crude oil topped $85 per barrel before settling up $1.11 at $84.87 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The advance in stocks came after the government said initial jobless claims fell 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 439,000 last week. Economists had forecast claims would drop to 440,000. The four-week average of claims fell by nearly 7,000 to 447,250.

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FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Detouring from his schedule, President Barack Obama on Thursday thanked emergency workers struggling against disastrous flooding in the Northeast. “When these kind of natural disasters hit, what matters are the people on the ground,” Obama told crews at the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency headquarters some 20 miles west of Boston. Joined by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Obama met with state and local emergency operations officials who are monitoring floods throughout the state. The president thanked the workers on behalf of all Americans for their thorough response to the floods. He did not visit any flood-hit areas in his brief detour. Later, at a fundraiser for fellow Democrats in Boston, Obama spoke again about the flooding in New England and pledged a coordinated government response. “All of our thoughts and prayers are with the families who have been dislocated and are wrestling with this enormous tragedy,” he said. Record rainfalls have caused flooding across the New England states, with Rhode Island taking the most devastating toll. Bridges and highways have washed out from Maine to Connecticut and sewage systems have been overwhelmed to the point that families were asked to stop flushing toilets. National Guard troops were deployed in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and FEMA Deputy Administrator Rich Serino planned to travel to Rhode Island on Friday to assess the damage. Obama made his unannounced stop after rallying in Maine for his new health care law. He then darted to a pair of evening fundraisers in Boston for fellow Democrats. Flooded tracks in Rhode Island prompted Amtrak to suspend some services in the Northeast for the second consecutive day. The major route between East Coast cities opened late Thursday afternoon. The rains stopped Wednesday and the floodwaters began to recede in hard-hit Rhode Island, though flooding could persist for several days and permanently close businesses already struggling in the weak economy. The flooding capped rainfall records across the region. Boston measured nearly 15 inches for March, breaking the previous record for the month, set in 1953. New Jersey, New York City and Portland, Maine, surpassed similar records. Providence registered its rainiest month on record with more than 15 inches of rain in March.

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can’t improve the situation. The problem is your husband is insecure. Only he can fix that, which would first require his admitting it. Sad to say, he may not even be able to admit it to himself. This is a difficult time to go jobhunting, so I don’t advise it. But in the meantime, please do not make his problem your own. Accept that he has a problem, but don’t allow it to jeopardize your work relationships. Dear Abby: Is it OK to have sex when you’re a guest in someone’s home? I say no, but my husband feels the host knows we’re married so it’s not inappropriate. I think it’s rude and shows a lack of respect for the host. Would you please settle this once and for all? When we stay with friends, we end up fighting during our vacation. — Uncomfortable Dear Uncomfortable: For a married couple to make love when they are houseguests isn’t rude or disrespectful, provided the pictures don’t fall off the walls and there are no complaints about noise.

Necrotic jaw needs attention Dear Dr. Gott: I was diagnosed with dead bone in my jaw in June 2009. It is actually in the large torus palatinus, on the roof of my mouth. My oral surgeon is convinced it was caused by my taking Actonel or Boniva for osteoporosis for seven years. My family physician wasn’t so convinced the Boniva caused this. The first step by the oral surgeon was to take me off Boniva. He said we would only watch the exposed bone for six months, that there was a chance the bone would fall out on its own. When he wanted my family physician’s permission to go off the Boniva and I got it, I learned my physician was not so sure about it. After eight months, the bone has grown down, and some has chipped off. Last week, the oral surgeon pulled an area the size of a lima bean out. The current plan is to continue to watch it in the hope the dead bone comes out completely on its own in

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the next four months. He told me all along it would be a year before he would consider it safe to do surgery if any of the bone needs to be removed. Half the torus palatinus has effectively dissolved. He indicated we might want to consider removing the other half to prevent bone from dying there. I would like to avoid surgery if I can. Dear Reader: The torus palatinus is a benign bony growth known as an exostosis located in the middle of the hard palate in the roof of the mouth. The most common reason for surgical removal is that dentures do not fit well. The procedure is relatively simple.

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Things are about to change in the year ahead for those of you who have not been shown proper recognition for a job well done. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Something that gave you some concern previously may resurface. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — If you’ve been working on anything of significance, try to solidify it now. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Tough times are finally shifting in a favorable direction. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Stop leaving everything up to others. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — This is an excellent day to enlarge your range of social interests. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — That which is old hat can be repurposed in new situations or activities. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — A new financial trend you’re watching may be starting off slow, but it is likely to gain. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — It’s not the time to throw in the towel on a matter that hasn’t taken off. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — It might not appear so, but major improvements in your social life are indicated. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Don’t forsake one you’ve been involved with for a long time, especially for someone new you just met. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Lady Luck is more likely to repeat her favors in areas that have made the most of her good offerings. Don’t do anything to rock the boat. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Take a long-range view on your life instead of focusing only on the immediate. As you broaden your perspective on things, fresh opportunities will become more evident with time.


14 — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, FRIDAY, April 2, 2010

CLASSIFIEDS Apartments

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF RUTHERFORD IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE NO. 10 SP 062

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828-447-1989

TO: JOHN R. LYNCH, JR., TRUSTEE As Recorded In Book 1001, Page 636, Rutherford County Registry ____________________________________

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Tractor Trailer Driver CDL A required, local, hourly pay w/benefits. 40 hours per week. Dry van and delivery of large equipment. Mail resume to: PO Box 1001 Forest City, NC 28043 Attn: Driver

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IN THE MATTER OF: THE FORECLOSURE OF THE DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY HERBERT H. FRANK AND JUDITH K. FRANK GRANTORS

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Homes NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust executed by Herbert H. Frank and Judith K. Frank to John R. Lynch, Jr., Trustee, dated March 10, 2008 and recorded in Book 1001 at Page 636 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina; and under and by virtue of the authority vested in the undersigned, as Substitute Trustee; and default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured; and the said Deed of Trust being by the terms thereof subject to foreclosure; and the Holder of the indebtedness thereby secured having demanded a foreclosure thereof for the purpose of satisfying said indebtedness, and by Order of the Clerk of Court for Rutherford County entered in this foreclosure proceeding, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the Courthouse Door of the Rutherford County Courthouse, Rutherfordton, North Carolina at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2010, the property conveyed in said Deed of Trust, which property as of March 10, 2010 was owned by Herbert H. Frank and Judith K. Frank, that being land with improvements thereon located in the City of Lake Lure, Rutherford County, North Carolina as is more particularly described on Exhibit "A" attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference. EXHIBIT "A" Legal Description Situate, lying and being in Chimney Rock Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being a part of the lands conveyed by Archie Faulk and wife, Laura Faulk, to M. Eugene Booth and wife, Patricia H. Booth, (one-half undivided interest) and Javan Calton and wife, Ann H. Calton (one-half undivided interest), by a deed dated August 26, 1993, and recorded in Deed Book 617 at Page 529, Rutherford County Registry, and being shown on a plat of survey prepared by Professional Surveying Services, Nathan Odom, Registered Land Surveyor, bearing map number 19904 L, and dated August 31, 2000, and being recorded in Plat Book 21 at Page 99, Rutherford County Registry, and being lots Two (2) and Three (3) thereon, and being more particularly described by metes and bounds according to said plat as follows: LOT TWO: BEGINNING at an existing iron pin, said iron pin being the north easternmost corner of the original Booth and Calton lands hereinabove referenced, and said iron pin being a common corner with the lands of Larry R. Hyder and wife, Francis M. Hyder, by a deed recorded in Deed Book 394 at Page 434, Rutherford County Registry, and also being common corner with the lands of Geoffrey L. Handel by a deed recorded in Deed Book 661 at Page 515, Rutherford County Registry; and running thence from said beginning iron pin along the Hyder boundary South 67 degrees 47 minutes 09 seconds West 114.19 feet to an existing iron pin; thence continuing with the Hyder boundary South 78 degrees 38 minutes 27 seconds East 109.63 feet to an existing iron pin at or near the shoreline of Lake Lure; thence along the shoreline of Lake Lure as it meanders by the following five (5) courses and distances: (1) South 39 degrees 13 minutes 59 seconds West 22.47 feet to a point, (2) South 36 degrees 53 minutes 47 seconds West 46.87 feet to a point, (3) South 57 degrees 54 minutes 09 seconds West 11.68 feet to a point, (4) South 22 degrees 43 minutes 35 seconds West 15.49 feet to a point, (5) South 13 degrees 23 minutes 35 seconds East 8.30 feet to a new iron pin, common corner with Lot Three (3) of the same said recorded plat; thence leaving the shoreline of Lake Lure and along the northern Lot Three boundary North 81 degrees 36 minutes 01 seconds West 92.42 feet to a new iron pin; thence continuing with the Lot Three boundary, North 67 degrees 02 minutes 14 seconds West 123.29 feet to a new iron pin in the centerline of a twenty-foot private drive and easement; thence North 49 degrees 25 minutes 51 seconds East 155.77 feet to an existing iron pin in the southern boundary of the lands of Sylvia R. Bridges by a deed recorded in Deed Book 550 at Page 182, Rutherford County Registry; thence South 84 degrees 03 minutes 41 seconds East 104.89 feet to the point and place of BEGINNING, containing 0.56 acres, more or less. SUBJECT TO a right of way and easement over twenty (20) foot private drive to Snug Harbor Lane. SUBJECT TO all rights of the Town of Lake Lure to the 995 contour from the shoreline of Lake Lure. LOT THREE: BEGINNING at an existing iron pin at the shoreline of Lake Lure serving as the easternmost point of the original Booth and Calton lands hereinabove referenced and said iron pin lying in the northern boundary of the land of Edith J. Black by a deed recorded in Deed Book 354 at Page 531, Rutherford County Registry, and said iron pin lying South 54 degrees 06 minutes 17 seconds West 28.77 feet from an existing iron pin in the northern Black boundary and running thence from said beginning iron pin along the Black boundary South 48 degrees 22 minutes 24 seconds West 12.00 feet to a stone; thence continuing with the Black boundary South 74 degrees 26 minutes 56 seconds West 152.54 feet to an existing iron pin, said iron pin being the westernmost Black corner, and said iron pin also being the northernmost corner of the land of Robert L. Hodge and wife, Barbara M. Hodge, by a deed recorded in Deed Book 504 at Page 369, Rutherford County Registry, and said iron pin also being the northeast corner of the lands of George Greene by a deed recorded in Deed Book 384 at Page 47, Rutherford County Registry; thence along the northern Greene boundary South 76 degrees 33 minutes 03 seconds West (passing a new iron pin in the centerline of a twenty (20) foot private drive and easement at 179.81 feet) a total distance of 277.01 feet to a new iron pin; thence North 50 degrees 41 minutes 35 seconds West 65.50 feet to a point in a branch; thence North 29 degrees 20 minutes 06 seconds East 204.39 feet to a new iron pin; thence South 67 degrees 02 minutes 14 seconds East (passing a new iron pin in the centerline of the said twenty (20) foot private drive and easement at 85.00 feet) a total distance of 208.29 feet to a new iron pin; thence South 81 degrees 36 minutes 01 second West 92.42 feet to a new iron pin at the shoreline of Lake Lure, said iron pin being the southernmost corner of Lot Two (2) of the same plat of subdivision; thence along the shoreline of Lake Lure as it meanders by the following four (4) calls: (1) South 13 degrees 23 minutes 35 seconds East 13.24 feet to a point, (2) South 37 degrees 09 minutes 26 seconds West 10.12 feet to a point, (3) North 82 degrees 09 minutes 32 seconds East 25.36 feet to a point, (4) North 85 degrees 4 minutes 45 seconds East 70.84 feet to the point and place of BEGINNING, containing 1.07 acres, more or less. BEING ALSO CONVEYED HEREWITH a twenty (20) foot wide right of way and easement for the purposes of ingress, egress, and regress over the land of grantors and other subdivided lots therefrom as shown on said plat, recorded in Plat Book 21 at Page 99, Rutherford County Registry, to Snug Harbor Lane, the centerline of which said right of way being as follows: BEGINNING at a new iron pin serving as the westernmost Lot Two (2) corner, and said iron pin lying South 67 degrees 02 minutes 14 seconds East 85.00 feet from a new iron pin serving as the sixth (6th) corner of the 1.07 acre Lot Three (3) as hereinabove described; and running thence along the centerline of said easement by the following four (4) courses and distances: (1) North 49 degrees 25 minutes 51 seconds East 35.32 feet to a point, (2) North 68 degrees 38 minutes 39 seconds East 45.31 feet to a point, (3) North 79 degrees 27 minutes 46 seconds East 99.24 feet to a point, (4) North 59 degrees 38 minutes 32 seconds East 64.98 feet to a point, said point being located at the terminus of Snug Harbor Lane.

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FSBO: 3BR/1.5BA Brick Veneer house Appliances included! $80,000 245-8233

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. The Notice of Sale hereby given is in satisfaction of the requirements of the aforementioned Deed of Trust and the requirements contained in the North Carolina General Statutes with respect to posting or publishing notice of sale. This the 15th day of March, 2010. Stephen L. Palmer Substitute Trustee P. O. Drawer 1470 Hickory, NC 28603

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Being the same property deeded to Lakeside Builders Custom & Log Homes, Inc. by a deed recorded in Deed Book 762 at Page 394, Rutherford County Registry.

Pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes and the terms of the Deed of Trust, the highest bidder shall be required to deposit with the Trustee immediately upon conclusion of the sale a cash deposit equal to the greater of five (5%) percent of the highest bid or $750.00. The highest bidder shall be required to tender the full purchase price in cash or certified check at a time the Trustee tenders a deed for the property or attempts to tender such deed and should the highest bidder fail to pay the purchase price at that time, the highest bidder shall remain liable on the bid as provided for pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes.

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The above-described real property will be sold "AS IS, WHERE IS". Neither the Substitute Trustee nor the Holder of the Note secured by the Deed of Trust being foreclosed nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representatives of either the Substitute Trustee or the holder of the Note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the real property being sold, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such conditions expressly are disclaimed.

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SUBJECT to all rights of the Town of Lake Lure to the 995 contour from the shoreline of Lake Lure.

The sale will be made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, restrictions and easements of record and assessments, if any, and the statutes, rules and regulations of the United States Bankruptcy Code and the United States Bankruptcy Courts.

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RENT TO OWN: 2BR SW MH Spindale area. Small DP plus 1st months rent $400 Call 429-3976

Land For Sale 14+ ACRES with mountain views over 1500 ft. of road frontage. Located near Lake Lure $79,900 248-1681

Commercial Property FOR LEASE: Commercial Building w/office space on Withrow Rd. $1,000/ month Call 429-7654

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The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, FRIDAY, April 2, 2010 — 15 913.0001211 10-SP-088 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Barry Marshall Jones, unmarried, dated April 9, 2002 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina, recorded on April 19, 2002, in Book 0669 at Page 0105; and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness secured thereby and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements contained therein and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the under-signed Substitute Trustee will place for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at Rutherford County Courthouse, in Rutherfordton, North Carolina at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, April 13, 2010, that parcel of land, including improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the City of Forest City, County of Rutherford, State of North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: ALL THAT CERTAIN LOT OR PARCEL OF LAND SITUATED IN COOL SPRINGS TOWNSHIP, RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: SITUATE, LYING AND BEING ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF ARLINGTON STREET IN COOL SPRINGS TOWNSHIP, RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA AND BEING THE SAME PROPERTY AS THAT DESCRIBED IN DEED BOOK 657, PAGE 39, RUTHERFORD COUNTY REGISTRY AND BEING DESCRIBED HEREINAFTER ACCORDING TO MAP AND SURVEY BY DAVIS SURVEYING DATED MARCH 30, 1999 AND BEARING DRAWING NUMBER 4-400 AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT AN EXISTING IRON STAKE, SAID BEGINNING POINT BEING LOCATED FROM A MANHOLE COVER AT THE INTERSECTION OF ARLINGTON STREET AND FLORIDA AVENUE NORTH 68-11-47 WEST 217.46 FEET TO A MANHOLE COVER IN THE CENTER OF ARLINGTON STREET; THENCE SOUTH 58-10-41 WEST 24.53 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; AND THENCE FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING AND WITH THE LINE OF FRANCES E. CONNER, DEED BOOK 714, PAGE 407 RUTHERFORD COUNTY REGISTRY, SOUTH 27-44-20 WEST 166.39 FEET TO AN EXISTING IRON STAKE; THENCE NORTH 78-54-28 WEST 12.06 FEET TO AN EXISTING IRON STAKE; THENCE NORTH 78-01-43 WEST 111.70 FEET TO AN EXISTING IRON STAKE; THENCE WITH THE LINE OF ROBERT H. PHILBECK AND WIFE, ERVA Y. PHILBECK, DEED BOOK 215, PAGE 321, RUTHERFORD COUNTY REGISTRY, NORTH 30-34-12 EAST 189.56 FEET TO A NEW IRON STAKE; THENCE WITH THE RIGHT OF WAY OF ARLINGTON STREET SOUTH 67-55-00 EAST 110.22 FEET TO THE POINT AND PLACE OF BEGINNING, AND CONTAINING 0.46 ACRES, MORE OR LESS ACCORDING TO SAID SURVEY. SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS, RESERVATIONS, EASEMENTS, COVENANTS, OIL, GAS OR MINERAL RIGHTS OF RECORD, IF ANY. THIS PROPERTY IS OWNED BY OR VESTED IN: BARRY MARSHALL JONES AND WIFE, SANDRA DEVINEY JONES

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Autos 2000 Saab convertible 93 80,100 miles, new tires, 5 spd., clean title Good cond.! $5,500 cash! 828-287-1022

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Address of property: 436 Arlington Street, Forest City, NC 28043 Present Record Owners: Barry Marshall Jones The terms of the sale are that the real property hereinbefore described will be sold for cash to the highest bidder. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. In the event that the Owner and Holder or its intended assignee is exempt from paying the same, the successful bidder shall be required to pay revenue stamps on the Trustee's Deed, and any Land Transfer Tax. The real property hereinabove described is being offered for sale "AS IS, WHERE IS" and will be sold subject to all superior liens, unpaid taxes, and special assessments. Other conditions will be announced at the sale. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required. If the Trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the Trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the Trustee, in his sole discretion, if he believes the challenge to have merit, may declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential With Less Than 15 Rental Units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a bona fide lease or tenancy may have additional rights pursuant to Title VII of 5.896 - Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act which became effective on May 20, 2009. Dated: March 23, 2010 David A. Simpson, P.C. Substitute Trustee By:__________________________________ Attorney at Law Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC Attorneys for the Substitute Trustee (704) 442-9500 Posted:____ Witness:____ Assistant/Deputy Clerk of Superior Court

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Yard Sales FC: 174 Fox Run (off Oakland Rd.) Sat. 6AM-until Lots of stuff! Bike, furniture, dishwasher, microwave, printer headboard, much more Greenhill: 850 Cove Rd. Fri. and Sat. 7A-until Just married, combining two households. Furniture, household items, lots of stuff! Indoor Moving Sale 179 Riceville Rd. (off Hwy 221, across from Fiddlesticks) Sat.Wed. 8A-5P Dining room set, dishwasher, etc. Sale ends when all items are sold! MOVING Cherry Mtn. St., 3 blocks from Main St., FC Sat. 7A Washer, dryer & more! Rain or shine! Look for signs! MOVING Rfdtn: 434 Highway 64 Sat. 8A-until New & used household, kitchen items, furniture, collectibles, bedding, clothing, & much more! MOVING SALE FC: 135 Dalehurst Street Fri. & Sat. 8A-until Washer, dryer, refrigerator, furniture and lots of other items! Estate Sale Spindale: 110 Dove Lane off Whiteside Rd. Sat. 9AM-until Entertainment center, portable refrig., too much to mention

Yard Sales MOVING SALE FC: 239 Brookridge Dr. (off Doggett Rd.) Fri. & Sat. 9A-2P Antiques, tools, 30 Mitchell automotive manuals MULTI FAMILY YARD SALE Mooresboro 1190 Hwy 120 (near Earl’s Sav-more) Sat. 7A-until Something for everyone! SPRING CLEANING Rfdtn: 1674 Poors Ford Rd. Fri. & Sat. 6A-12P Children’s clothing, toys, household items and much more!

TREASURES! FC: 443 Forest Lake Rd. (turn off Hudlow Rd.) Fri. 1P-5P & Sat. 7A-1P School desks, Schwinn bicycles, ladies scarfs and treasures, military field jackets, boots, buckles, old tools & much more! YARD SALE FC: 178 Washington St. Fri. & Sat. 8A-until Baby items, jewelry, Nascar items, weedeaters, tools, books & more! YARD SALE Harris: 2259 Jack McKinney Rd. (below Harris race track) Sat. 7A-2P Pant suits, dresses, tops (size 8-16) YARD SALE Rfdtn 1794 Poors Ford Rd. (beside Cleghorn Mill Rd.) Sat. 7A-until Baby & kids clothes, toys, household items!

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North Carolina, Rutherford County AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 352 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Barry Parker, unmarried to PRLAP, Inc. Trustee(s), which was dated August 30, 2006 and recorded on September 5, 2006 in Book 916 at Page 413, Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on April 7, 2010 at 11:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rutherford County, North Carolina, to wit: Lying in Chimney Rock Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina: Being all of Lot 126, Phase 1 B as shown on subdivision plat for GreyRock at Lake Lure Subdivision recorded in Plat Book 25, at Page 206, said plat being one of a series of plats recorded in Plat Book 25, Pages 205 through 208, all of Rutherford County, NC Registry, reference to said plat being made for a more particular description of said lot. TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO all easements, restrictions and rights of way record and a non-exclusive appurtenant easement for ingress, egress and regress is conveyed over and upon all private subdivision roads for GreyRock at Lake Lure as shown on the above-described plats and to Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for GreyRock at Lake Lure as recorded in Book 858, at Page 122 of the Rutherford County, NC Registry (hereinafter "Declarations"). TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO easements for the installation, repair and maintenance of a community water system as set forth in the Declaration, said water system to consist of a shared system of wells and water line to be installed upon the lots. Each lot is conveyed together with appurtenant easements for all shared water line and wells marking up the water system as the same may or will be installed in the resevered easements areas as set forth on all recorded plats and described in the Declarations. ALSO BEING the same property as described in a Deed recorded in Book 896 at Page 139 of the aforesaid Registry. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as: Lot 126 (1.96 acres) on Buffalo Shoals Road, Lake Lure, NC 28746 Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS WHERE IS." There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Ronald Berg and 126B Greyrock Trust.

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An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 09-14769-FC01, 681423 3/26, 04/02/2010


16 — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, FRIDAY, April 2, 2010 North Carolina, Rutherford County

North Carolina, Rutherford County AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 27

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 56

Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Deborah L Rose, unmarried to William R Echols, Trustee(s), which was dated January 30, 2007 and recorded on February 8, 2007 in Book 940 at Page 571, Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina.

Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by David J. Shaheen Joined By His Wife Cynthia H. Shaheen to Christopher R. Reddick, EVP, Trustee(s), which was dated February 21, 2006 and recorded on March 2, 2006 in Book 888 at Page 89, Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina.

Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on April 14, 2010 at 11:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rutherford County, North Carolina, to wit:

Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on April 7, 2010 at 11:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rutherford County, North Carolina, to wit:

Situate, lying and being in the Town of Lake Lure, Chimney Rock Township, Rutherford County, NC and being all of Lot #14 revised and being more particularly described by metes and bounds from survey entitled "Deborah L. Rose", dated March 6, 2006 by Surveying Dimensions, Donald R. McEntire, PLS as follows: BEGINNING at an existing iron pin at the edge of the right of way of Seton Road, said existing iron pin being the northwestern most corner of the property now or formerly owned by Timothy L.C. Egan as described and recorded in Deed book 849 at Page 199, RCR, from said BEGINNING point and running along and with the line of Egan South 07 degrees 42 minutes 27 seconsd East 138.28 feet to an existing iron pin; thence continuing with the line of Egan North 88 degrees 05 minutes 00 seconds East 75.06 feet to an existing iron pin in the line of the property now or formerly owned by Albert Michael Trumbino et ux, as described and recorded in Deed Book 857 at Page 858, RCR; thence leaving the line of Egan and running along and with the line of Trumbino South 03 degrees 56 minutes 19 seconds East 125.96 feet to an existing iron pin at the edge of the right of way of Seton Road; thence leaving the line of Tumbino and running along and with the edge of said right of way South 85 degrees 50 minutes 34 seconds West 75.22 feet to an existing iron pin; thence continuing with the edge of said right of way South 86 degrees 37 minutes 06 seconds West 223.14 feet to an existing iron pin, said existing iron pin being the Southeastern most corner of the property now or formerly owned by Joseph L. Ponder, ex ut as described and recorded in Deed book 687 at Page 678, RCR; thence leaving the edge of said right of way and running along and with the line of Ponder North 04 degrees 18minutes 59 seconds West 132.31 feet to an existing iron pin, said existing iron pin being the Southwestern most corner of the property now or formerly owned by Scott T. Schubert as described and recorded in Deed book 832 at Page 632, RCR; thence leaving the line of Ponder and running along and with the line of Schubert North 87 degrees 33 minutes 35 seconds East 76.35 feet to an existing iron pin, said existing iron pin being the Southwestern most corner of the property now or formerly owned by Holly N. Byrd as described and recorded in Deed Book 883 at Page 249, RCR; thence leaving the line of Schubert and running along and with the line of Byrd North 88 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East 75.05 feet to an existing iron pin; thence continuing with the line of Byrd North 07 degrees 23 minutes 35 seconds West 155.25 feet to an existing iron pin at the edge of the right of way of Seton Road; thence leaving the line of Byrd and running along the edge of said right of way South 79 degrees 10 minutes 58 seconds East 75.58 feet to the point and place of BEGINNING, containing 1.13 acres more or less.

Situate, lying and being in Chimney Rock Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being the same and identical property described in Deed recorded in Deed Book 863, Page 433434, Rutherford County Registry, and being described according to said Deed as follows: Being all of Lot Number 65, a 2.69 acre tract, of Laurel Lakes Development, Phase IV, as shown on plat entitled "Laurel Lakes Development LLC", prepared by Nathan Odom, Registered Land Surveyor, on July 24, 2001, and of record in Plat Book 23, Page 167, Rutherford County Registry. Reference to said plat being made for further aid of description. Subject to the Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions for Laurel Lakes of record in Deed Book 779, Page 831, Rutherford County Registry, and any additional amendments or supplemental declarations pertaining thereto. A map showing the above described property is recorded in Plat Book 23, Page 167.

Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as: 289 Seton Road, Lake Lure, NC 28746 Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS WHERE IS." There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Deborah L. Rose. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 09-00277-FC01, 681426 4/2, 04/09/2010

Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 266 Shuttle Mill Crossing, Lake Lure, NC 28746 Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS WHERE IS." There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are David J. Shaheen and wife, Cynthia H. Shaheen. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 10-01513-FC01, 681404 3/26, 04/02/2010

North Carolina, Rutherford County NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 51 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Maryann Ann Tocco aka Mary Ann Tocco unmarried to PRLAP, INC., Trustee(s), which was dated May 24, 2006 and recorded on May 24, 2006 in Book 900 at Page 817, Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on April 7, 2010 at 11:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rutherford County, North Carolina, to wit: BEING ALL of Lot 504 as shown on survey by R.L. Greene, PLS entitled "GreyRock Subdivision" Phase 3 B as recorded in Plat Book 26 at Page 236, said plat being one of a series of plats recorded in Plat Book 26 Page 235 through 242 of the Rutherford County, NC Registry, reference to said recorded plats being made for a more particular description of said Lot 504. TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO all easements, restrictions and rights of ways of record and a nonexclusive appurtenant easement for ingress egress and regress is conveyed over and upon all private subdivision roads for GreyRock at Lake Lure as shown on the above-described plats and the plats for Phase 1A and 1B, Phase 2A and 2B, of Greyrock and the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for GreyRock at Lake Lure as recorded in Book 858, at Page 122 of the Rutherford County, NC Registry and also recorded in Book 3827, Page 764 of the Buncombe County NC Registry (herein "Declarations"). BEING a portion of that property conveyed to LR Buffalo Creek, LLC a Georgia limited liability company by deeds recorded in Book 855, Page 816 of the Rutherford County, NC Registry and in Book 3793, at Page 665 of the Buncombe County, NC Registry. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as: Lot #504 Bryce Trail (Grey Rock Subdivision), Lake Lure, NC 28746 Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS WHERE IS." There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Homie Land, LLC. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 10-00813-FC01, 681405 3/26, 04/02/2010


The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, FRIDAY, April 2, 2010 — 17 North Carolina, Rutherford County AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 104 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Sherman M. Arnold, Jr. and wife, Kerry Arnold to Byers Martelle & Williams, Trustee(s), which was dated June 8, 2006 and recorded on June 13, 2006 in Book 903 at Page 851, Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on April 14, 2010 at 11:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rutherford County, North Carolina, to wit: Situate, lying and being in Camp Creek Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being a portion of those properties conveyed to Matthew L. McEnnerney and wife, Buena Diane Watson McEnnerney by Deed dated December 30, 1978 of record in Deed Book 400, Page 569, Rutherford County Registry and being described by metes and bounds in accordance with a plat and survey by Associated Services dated April 13, 1984 as follows: BEGINNING at an iron pin in the old line, said iron pin marking the northeast corner of those properties conveyed to George Wayne Watson and wife, Beverly Watson by deed of record in Deed Book 411, Page 722, Rutherford County Registry, said iron pin lying in the common boundary with Westminster Baptist Church; and proceeds thence along and with the common boundary with George Wayne Watson, North 71 deg. 18 min. West 159.45 feet to an iron pin and South 32 deg. 27 min. West 61.13 feet to an iron pin; thence, along; and with the common boundary with the properties of Martin described in Deed Book 432, Page 116, North 62 deg. 24 min. 30m sec. West 219.76 feet to an iron pin; thence, along new lines, North 55 deg. 49 min. East 296.00 feet to an iron pin, North 75 deg. 22 min. 30 sec. East 137.51 feet to an iron pin, North 54 deg. 43 min. 50 sec. East 832.23 feet to an iron pin, and South 14 deg. 13 min. 10 sec. West 517.07 feet to an existing iron pin at a pine and large rock in a common corner with those properties of Alec C. Bean as described in Deed Book 351, Page 419; thence, along and with the common boundary with Bean, South 14 deg. 06 min. West 232.21 feet to an existing stone pile corner and North 75 deg. 18 min. 20 sec. West 178,27 feet to an existing iron pin marking the common corner of those properties of Westminster Baptist Church as described indeed Book 253, Page 424; thence, along and with the common boundary with Westminster Baptist Church, North 76 deg. 03 min. 20 sec. West 286.25 feet to an existing rock corner and South 14 deg. 45 min. 30 sec. West 176.49 feet to the point and place of BEGINNING containing 7.00 acres, more or less. THERE IS ALSO CONVEYED to the Grantee herein the right and privilege to jointly use the right of way of ingress and egress leading from Centennial Road to the within described premises said right of way having been reserved in a conveyance to George Wayne Watson and wife, Beverly Watson by deed of record in Deed Book 411, Page 722, Rutherford County Registry. THER IS RESERVED from the foregoing and easement and right of way of ingress and egress thirty (30) feet in width and lying 15 feet on each side of a center line described as follows: BEGINNING at an iron pin in the old line, said iron pin being located North 71 deg. 18 min. West 15.00 feet from the beginning point of the 7 acre tract above described and proceeds thence North 14 deg. 45 min. 30 sec. East 190.25 feet, South 76 deg. 03 min. 20 sec. East 176.15 feet, North 48 deg. 35 min. 50 sec. East 104.50 feet, North 38 deg. 05 min. 50 sec. East 123.67 feet, North 67 deg. 9 min. 10 sec. East 193.39 feet, and North 34 deg. 06 min. 20 sec. East 14.60 feet to a point in the eastern margin of the above described 7 acre tract. The right of way herewith reserved being appurtenant to and to run with the remaining properties of Matthew L. McEnnerney and Buena D. W. McEnnerney. Being the same and identical property as described as FIRST TRACT in deed from Pamela Mae Arnold to Sherman M. Arnold, Jr. dated July 20, 1988 and recorded in Deed Book 523, at Page 407 Rutherford County Registry. arnoldsherman.06P194.des Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Having qualified as Executor of the estate of MARTHA HOPE HARRILL of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said MARTHA HOPE HARRILL to present them to the undersigned on or before the 2nd day of July, 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 2nd day of April, 2010.

Having qualified as Executor of the estate of BLANCHE M. MCGINNIS of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said BLANCHE M. MCGINNIS to present them to the undersigned on or before the 26th day of June, 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 26th day of March, 2010.

John C. Hardin, Executor 6602 Bevington Brook Lane Charlotte, NC 28277

Sheila Owensby, Executor 1036 Old Ross Road Forest City, NC 28043

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CLASSIFIEDS! North Carolina, Rutherford County NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 68 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Garry S. Thompson, & Barbara J. Thompson as joint tenants to First State Service Corp, Trustee(s), which was dated April 16, 2004 and recorded on April 16, 2004 in Book 0785 at Page 0179, Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on April 14, 2010 at 11:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rutherford County, North Carolina, to wit: Situate, lying and being in Logan Store Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being all of Lot No. 7 and a portion of Lot No. 8 of the Davis Brooks property, Plat Book 21, Page 33 Rutherford County Registry, same being described in deed recorded in Deed Book 754, Page 335 Rutherford County Registry, the portion being conveyed described hereinafter by metes and bounds according to survey dated 10/5 and 10/6/2001 and 1/12/04 and 1/23/04 by James T. King, III, Surveyor as follows: Lying on the east side of Hudlow Road (State Road No. 1510). BEGINNING at a point in the centerline of Hudlow Road, same being the northwest corner of Lot No. 7 as shown on plat recorded in Plat Book 21, Page 33 Rutherford County Registry, and running thence from the beginning with the northern line of Lot No. 7, North 60 degrees 48 minutes 59 seconds East, crossing over an existing iron pin (#4 rebar) at 30.41 feet in line, a total distance of 596.52 feet to a 60d nail set at an existing iron pin (rebar); thence South 27 degrees 36 minutes 36 seconds East 226.47 feet to a 60d nail set at existing iron pin (rebar); thence South 20 degrees 20 minutes 22 seconds East 33.42 feet to a new iron pin; thence a new line South 68 degrees 10 minutes 31 seconds West, crossing over a power pole at 521.59 feet, a total distance of 597.98 feet to a point in the centerline of Hudlow Road; thence with the centerline of Hudlow Road three calls and distances as follows: North 23 degrees 45 minutes 05 seconds West 34.10 feet to a point in the centerline of said road; thence North 26 degrees 31 minutes 50 seconds West 65.04 feet to a point in the centerline of said road and thence North 28 degrees 03 minutes 13 seconds West 83.93 feet to the point and place of the BEGINNING. Containing 3.033 acres according to survey referred to above. Reference is made to Tax Map No: 730-156, Parcel No: 16-30601. Having the address of 1564 Hudlow Road, Forest City, NC 28043. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record.

Said property is commonly known as: 160 Birdie Watson Drive, Rutherfordton, NC 28139 Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS WHERE IS." There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Sherman M. Arnold, Jr. and wife, Kerry Arnold.

Said property is commonly known as: 1564 Hudlow Road, Forest City, NC 28043 Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS WHERE IS." There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Garry Thompson and wife, Barbara L. Thompson.

An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination.

An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination.

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

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

Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 09-05930-FC01, 681427 4/2, 04/09/2010

Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 10-01021-FC01, 683560 4/2, 04/9/2010

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18 — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, FRIDAY, April 2, 2010 AMENDED SECOND NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Velma R. Logan, Frances Thompson, Dorothy J. Boykins aka Dorothy Boykins, Edward Junior Wilkie (deceased,) Calvin Wilkie, Alvin Wilkie, Gwenna Wilkie, Vickie Wilkie Carter, Martha Wilkie Hilton and Robert Jackson (deceased), dated January 3, 2000 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rutherford County, North Carolina, in Book 584 at Page 570, and because of default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust and failure to do and perform the stipulations and agreements therein contained, and pursuant to demand of the Owner and Holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash the property therein described, to wit: LEGAL DESCRIPTION Situate, lying and being in Cool Springs Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being the same property as that described in deed dated March 24, 1977 from William L. Lynch, single, el als to Ossie Jackson, widow, recorded in Deed Book 382, Page 595, Rutherford County Registry and being described according to said deed as follows: Being a part of the land described in deed recorded in Deed Book 250, Page 289, Rutherford County Registry. Lying on the West side of Church Street in the Town of Forest City and on the North side of Spruce Street. BEGINNING at an iron pin in the West curb of Church Street, said iron pin being located North 18 East 45 feet from the point where the North margin of Spruce Street intersects the West margin of Church Street; and runs thence with the curb of Church Street North 18 East 107 1/2 feet to an iron pin; thence North 70 West 135 feet to an iron pin; thence South 18 West 107 1/2 feet to an iron pin; thence South 70 East 135 feet to the BEGINNING. Present Record Owner(s): Velma R. Logan, Frances Thompson, Dorothy J. Boykins, Calvin Wilkie, Alvin Wilkie, Gwenna Wilkie, Vickie Wilkie Carter, Martha Wilkie Hilton, and Heirs of Robert S. Jackson, Heirs of Edward Junior Wilkie, Tracey Dawkins, Anthony Davenport, Daphne Crenshaw, Angela Powell, Jaton Hughes, Kevin Thompson, Robert Gray, Shell Leach The terms of the sale are that the real property hereinbefore described will be sold for cash to the highest bidder and that the undersigned may require the successful bidder at the sale to immediately deposit cash or a certified check in an amount equal to the greater of five percent (5%) of the high bid or $750.00. The real property hereinabove described will be sold "as is," "where is," subject to any and all superior liens, and subject to taxes and special assessments. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required.

North Carolina, Rutherford County AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 341 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Geraldine V. Munsayac aka Geraldine Munsayac to PRLAP, INC., Trustee(s), which was dated September 6, 2007 and recorded on September 7, 2007 in Book 975 at Page 475, Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on April 7, 2010 at 11:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rutherford County, North Carolina, to wit: BEING ALL OF Lot 22 as shown on survey by R. L. Greene, PLS entitled GreyRock Subdivison Phase 1A as recorded in Plat Book 25 at Page 166 renumbered in Plat Book 25, Page 189, said plat being one of a series of plats recorded in Plat Book 25, Page 165 through Page 169 being renumbered in Plat Book 25, Pages 188 through 192 of the Rutherford County, NC Registry, reference to said recorded plats being made for a more particular description of said Lot. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as: Lot 22 (1.81 acres) on Buffalo Shoals Road, (Grey Rock Subdivision), Lake Lure, NC 28746 Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS WHERE IS." There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Thee 22 Grey Rock Trust.

NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Date and Hour for Sale: April 16, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Place of Sale: Rutherford County Courthouse Date of this Notice: February 17, 2010

Stephen A. Lamb, Substitute Trustee THE LAMB FIRM PO Box 36158 Charlotte, NC 28236-6158 (704) 331-0014

North Carolina, Rutherford County AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 423 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by William J. Koenig, a single person to John H. Kornegay, Trustee(s), which was dated July 31, 2003 and recorded on August 13, 2003 in Book 0746 at Page 0912, Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on April 14, 2010 at 11:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rutherford County, North Carolina, to wit: Situate, lying and being in Chimney Rock Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being Lot # 26 of CEDAR CREEK SECTION in LAKE LURE MOUNTAIN ESTATES as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 61 and Plat Book 10 Book 10, Page 98 (supercedes 9/61), and being the same and identical property as described in deed recorded in Deed Book 467, Page 450, Rutherford County Registry, and being described herein according to a survey prepared by Landmark Surveying dated April 10, 2003 as follows: BEGINNING at an existing iron pin in the centerline of Ridgecrest Drive, said beginning existing iron pin being located 2.96 feet from a power pole, and further being the Southeasternmost corner of lot 27 of the aforementioned plat(s); running thence from said beginning existing iron pin North 39 deg 39 min 40 sec West 418.62 feet (crossing a creek in the line) to an existing iron pin located in the Northeasternmost corner of lot 27 of the aforementioned plat(s); running thence North 49 deg 05 min 37 sec East 160.00 feet to a new iron rod; running thence South 44 deg 42 min 23 sec East 496.00 feet to a new iron rod in the center of Ridgecrest Drive; running thence along and with Ridgecrest Drive the following three (3) calls: (1) South 31 deg 27 min 39 sec West 35.27 feet, (2) South 67 deg 19 min 25 sec West 61.92 feet, and (3) South 80 deg 48 min 36 sec West 128.78 feet to the point and place of BEGINNING, and containing 1.96 acres according to said survey. Subject to restrictions of record. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as: 152 Ridgecrest Drive, Lake Lure, NC 28746 Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS WHERE IS." There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are William J. Koenig. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 09-18953-FC01, 681428 4/2, 04/09/2010

An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 09-16245-FC01, 679789 3/26, 04/02/2010

SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Call 245-6431 M-F 8A-5P North Carolina, Rutherford County NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 004 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Carol Lynn Smith to Echols, Purser & Glen PLLC, Trustee(s), which was dated July 18, 2008 and recorded on July 21, 2008 in Book 1016 at Page 138, Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on April 14, 2010 at 11:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rutherford County, North Carolina, to wit: Situate, lying and being Cool Springs Township. Rutherford County, North Carolina and being all of Lot 5 as shows on a Plat recorded in Plat Book 12, Page 136, Rutherford County Registry, and being described herein by metes and bounds according to a survey dated June 3, 1999 bearing Map No. 0348B and prepared by D. Scott Bostic, RLS as Follows: BEGINNING at a point located in the centerline of State Road 1561 (Pearidge Road), said point being located in the southeastern corner of the property of Jonny Louis Downs as described in Deed recorded in Deed Book 643, Page 177, Rutherford Count Registry, and running thence from said beginning point and with the centerline of State Road 1561 (Pearidge Road) South 34 deg 51 min 40 sec East 99.10 feet to a point located in the northern corner of Lot 4 as shown on the above referenced recorded plat; thence running with the northwestern boundary of the said Lot 4 South 53 deg 05 min 45 sec West 215.90 feet (passing and existing iron pipe at 30.08 feet) to an existing iron pin located in the centerline of a small branch; thence running North 07 deg 59 min 19 sec West 121.14 feet to an existing iron pipe located in the centerline of the small branch, said existing iron pipe also being located in the southwestern corner of the above-referenced property of Johnny Louis Downs; thence running with the southern boundary of the said Downs property North 55 deg 35 min 23 sec East 161.01 feet (passing and existing iron-pipe at 140.98 feet) to the point and place of Beginning and containing 0.45 acres according to said survey. Together with improvements located thereon; said property located at 231 Pea Ridge Road, Bustle, North Carolina. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as: 231 Pearidge Road, Bostic, NC 28018 Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS WHERE IS." There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Carol Lynn Smith. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 09-26049-FC01, 683827 4/2, 04/9/2010


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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The small gang of Somali pirates fired on an approaching ship, hoping their midnight attack would bring them millions in ransom. The ragtag bandits, though, had taken on far more than they could handle: a U.S. warship. The USS Nicholas, a guided missile frigate, was tracking the pirates when they opened fire early Thursday in Indian Ocean waters, the U.S. military said. The Nicholas, which saw combat in the first Gulf War, returned fire and disabled the skiff. Navy personnel later boarded and detained three suspects. The Americans found two more bandits on a nearby mothership and later sank the skiff. It was not the first attack against a Navy ship, but it underscored the fact that most pirates aren’t terribly sophisticated, said Roger Middleton, a piracy expert at the British think tank Chatham House. “If you think of the kind of young men who are doing this, they go out into the middle of the ocean in a tiny boat. They might not always make rational decisions, and they often attack things that are bigger than they should (attack),” said Middleton.

China to attend nuclear summit BEIJING — China’s president will attend a nuclear security summit in Washington this month, signaling a fresh start between the superpowers amid a chill in relations over Beijing’s unhappiness with U.S. arms sales to Taiwan and a meeting with the Dalai Lama. It was unclear prior to Thursday’s announcement whether President Hu Jintao would attend the U.S.-hosted event because of a number of contentious issues that have soured American-Sino ties this year. Hu will stop in Washington for the April 12-13 summit on his way to Brazil, Venezuela and Chile. “The nuclear security summit will mainly discuss the threat posed by nuclear terrorism and the corresponding measures of countries and the international community,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said at a news briefing Thursday. He called it an important multilateral meeting, and said China hoped it would “yield positive results.” Qin would not say if Hu would meet President Barack Obama for bilateral talks during his visit. The spokesman said the U.S. and China shared a key diplomatic relationship, and maintaining healthy ties depended on “respecting each other.”

Israelis gather at disputed holy site HEBRON, West Bank (AP) — Ultranationalist Israelis flocked to a disputed, volatile holy site in the divided West Bank city of Hebron on Thursday, laying their claim while also denouncing the policies of President Barack Obama toward Israel. Some 10,000 Israelis, heavily guarded by the Israeli military, put on a carnival-like gathering at the Cave of the Patriachs, revered by both faiths, with cotton candy and pony rides. The demonstration coincided with the Jewish holiday of Passover. Palestinians were kept away from the site. In the only reported incident of violence, Palestinians threw rocks at an Israeli bus which mistakenly drove through a Palestinian neighborhood in the city, slightly injuring a woman passenger, the military said.

Ritual sacrifice of children on rise JINJA, Uganda (AP) — The practice of human sacrifice is on the rise in Uganda, as measured by ritual killings where body parts, often facial features or genitals, are cut off for use in ceremonies. The number of people killed in ritual murders last year rose to a new high of at least 15 children and 14 adults, up from just three cases in 2007, according to police. The informal count is much higher — 154 suspects were arrested last year and 50 taken to court over ritual killings. Children in particular are common victims, according to a U.S. State Department report released this month. The U.S. spent $500,000 to train 2,000 Ugandan police last year to investigate offences related to human trafficking, including ritual killings. Human sacrifices have been recorded throughout history and occur still in many countries including India, Indonesia and South Africa.

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daily courier april 2 2010