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Performers stress spirituality — Page 3 Sports Almost Hootin’ time In less than three weeks, the Forest City Owls will take to the diamond at McNair Field to defend their 2009 CPL title

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Soil cleanup closing U.S. 221 next week By SCOTT BAUGHMAN Daily Courier Staff Writer

FOREST CITY — U.S. 221 between Harris-Henrietta Road and Chase High School Road near Harris will be closed for approximately one week starting Monday at 8 a.m., DOT officials said Thursday.

The closure will allow for more in-depth cleanup of a tanker truck accident that occurred in May 2009. “The tanker company that was carrying the petroleum through that intersection is responsible for cleanup,” said Doug McNeil, district engineer with DOT. “A lot of the material was removed during the initial clean up. But they came back

in and did some test boring and it shows some of the soil is still contaminated. We’ve been working pretty closely with them from the get-go. They work with the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources to be sure that when a spill like this occurs everything is cleaned Please see Cleanup, Page 6

Council urged to prepare on budget

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By JEAN GORDON Daily Courier Staff Writer

speeds. Older drivers themselves can take measures to ease the stress out on the road.” Students were given a clipboard and a brief lesson on the importance of properly aligning mirrors, locating important controls in the vehicle like hazard lights and emergency brakes. and hand placement on the steering wheel. “We’re going to show you how to use your side mirrors a little differently,” said Martin. “If you’ve got power mirrors this adjustment will be no problem, but if you have manual ones you may need to get someone to help you.

RUTHERFORDTON — Town Manager Karen Andrews suggested Town Council members begin thinking of ideas on how to “handle” the 2010-11 budget. She said when the public hearing occurs, citizens should have all the information needed for questions or comments. The Council set June 16 at 6 p.m. for the public hearing to discuss the budget. It has to be passed by June 30. To be prepared for the public hearing, Council set three workshops — May 10, May 24 and May 26 — at 6 p.m. in the town council room. The board has already had one workshop but only reviewed about three pages. Andrews said Council is facing very tough decisions to find revenue sources. The proposed budget, described by Finance Officer Rus Scherer, as “bare bones,” needs $147,788 in revenues to balance the expenditures. There are no “bells or whistles” in the budget, no salary increases or capital projects. The proposed revenue budget is $3,248,816 and proposed expense budget is $3,396,605. “We have pointed out in the budget message what 1 cent tax means to the town,” Andrews said. One penny will bring in $30,500 and for the average property owner that would be $15 per year increase on the tax

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Mike Martin (right) offers safety tips to senior drivers during an AARP CarFit event at Bennet Classics Car Museum, Thursday.

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Seniors get ‘CarFit’ training By SCOTT BAUGHMAN Daily Courier Staff Writer

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FOREST CITY — Seniors in the county got some tips on how to make sure they and their vehicle are working well together during a CarFit program Thursday. As part of the AARP Driver Safety Program, the group hosted a local CarFit class at Bennet Classics Car Museum on Vance Street. “It is very important that our senior drivers make safety a personal priority,” said Keith Price a trained volunteer who helped lead the class along with Mike Martin. “Driving today is more difficult than ever because of increased traffic, bigger vehicles and faster

Students get the scoop on making salad By LARRY DALE Daily Courier Staff Writer



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Jessica Moss of KidSenses talks about the ingredients of the salad being prepared by second-graders at Forrest W. Hunt Elementary School on Thursday.

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FOREST CITY — Students in Lynn Tate’s second-grade class at Forrest W. Hunt Elementary School on Thursday discovered that learning can be fun … and tasty too. With the help of Jessica Moss and Dawn Saucier from KidSenses, the children made a fresh salad and dressing. Then they got to snack on their creation. The salad was made from strawberries, Red Russian kale and mache lettuce. The salad dressing was made from olive oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar and honey, with walnuts added. Saucier explained to the students the value of eating fresh, local, in-season produce. As the students worked, Cathy Bennick, manager of the school cafeteria, looked on to see how the children were doing. Moss, director of programs and exhibits, said the program was sponsored by the

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At Your Leisure

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.

J.C. Cowan plant reunion: June 19, at Crowe Park in Forest City. The Dogwood and Forest City shelters are reserved for the event. Fellowship and socializing, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The meal will be served at 12:30 p.m. 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. For information contact Don or Jackie Wilson at 657-5021 or e-mail

TRIAD will play Saturday, Feb. 27, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., at the Rutherford County Moose Lodge, 548 US Hwy. 74 Bsn. Members and guests welcome.

Legal Grounds, 217 North Main St., Rutherfordton, offers the following entertainment: May 8 — Sharkadelics May 15 — TRIAD May 22 — Rocky Yelton & The Hired Guns May 29 — TSY Website www.legalgrounds. net.

Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria, 115 W. Main St., Spindale, (no cover charge) announces the following entertainment: May 7 — Alan Biggerstaff May 8 — Dave Desmelik May 14 — Secret B-Sides May 15 — Amelia’s Mechanics May 21 — Leigh Glass May 22 — Grace Adele May 28 — The Bad Popes May 29 — Jason DeCristofaro Website M Squared Restaurant, 125 West Main St., Spindale, offers the following entertainment: Tuesdays — Patio Party with Alex Thompson on keyboard Wednesdays — Trivia at 8 p.m. (half price wine bottles) Thursdays — Seafood Night (reservations 288-4641) Friday — Chef’s specials, Martini Night, Alex Thompson on keyboard Saturday — No entertainment, prime rib specials Sundays — Brunch and Bloody Mary Bar Website 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. 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:

May 8 — 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. Website

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Obsessions Beads, located at 861 Piney Ridge Road, Forest City, offers the following classes: May 8 — Dynamic Duo with Tracy, 1 p.m., Obsessions will also be celebrating its 2nd anniversary with refreshments, 15 percent off and double punches all day. May 8 — Fairy Godmother earrings and pendant with Sue, 3 p.m. May 11 — Rings of Spring (great for beginners), 6 p.m. May 13 — Shades of Summer (wire technique), 6 p.m. May 15 — Basic Peyote (stitch technique), 1 p.m. May 15 — Emerald Steps (stitch technique), 3 p.m. May 18 — Vintage Coins necklace, 6 p.m. May 20 — Flat Spiral, 6 p.m. May 22 — Beaded Cabochon bracelet, 1 p.m. May 22 — Words in Wire, 3 p.m. May 25 — Linen and Silk Knotting artwork, 6 p.m. May 27 — Bangle Fun bracelets, 6 p.m. May 29 — Summer’s Blooming bracelet, 1 p.m. May 29 — Fun with Wire necklace, 3 p.m. Call 286-3802 for more information. Website

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: May 8 — Bezeled, Beaded & Bailed Pendant, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11 — Diamond Bracelet, 6 to 8 p.m. May 12 — Arbesque Bracelet, noon to 2 p.m. May 13 — Netted Bangle Bracelet, 5:30 to 8 p.m. May 15 — Crystal Bling Watch, 10 a.m. to noon May 17 and 24 — Basic Bead Crochet Bracelet, 6 to 8 p.m. May 19 — Illusion Anklets, noon to 2 p.m. May 21 — Advanced Viking Knit, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 22 — Marilyn Monroe Bracelet, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 25 — Starfish Pendant, 6 to 8 p.m. May 27 — Romantic Rivoli Earrings, 6 to 8 p.m. Website

Seams to Be Fabrics, located at 256 U.S. Hwy. 74 Bsn., (beside the Moose Lodge), offers a variety of

Positively Paper Inc., located at 121 East Main St., Forest City, offers the following classes in card making and scrapbooking. Website

Next Level Gamez, 118 E. Main St., Forest City, offers: Tuesdays — Magic the Gathering League, 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays — New comic books arrive, Star Wars Miniatures, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays — Dungeons & Dragons, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays — Friday Night Magic starts at 4:30 p.m. Saturdays — Magic the

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Kids Day scheduled May 15 FOREST CITY — Kid’s Day at the Rutherford County Health Department is Saturday, May 15 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sponsored by the health department and Rutherford County Head Start, kindergarten physicals will be administered by appointment only. Call 287-6100 to make appointment. Cost will be $30 if child does not have Medicaid. Exams are also done on a sliding fee scale based on parent’s income. Required kindergarten immunizations and required 6th grade dtap vaccines will be administered at no cost. Please bring immunization record, social security number, and Medicaid or insurance cards. Other agencies will be there with information about their services.



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Health plan nixes checks on smokers RALEIGH (AP) — Thousands of North Carolina state employees admitted they were smokers and signed up for a higher-priced health coverage under the threat of random testing to see if they were sneaking a butt. But so many workers opted to admit their vice and stay in the higher-priced plan that administrators doubt they’ll find many cheaters. Legislators and plan administrators this week dropped plans to test for smokers trying to beat the system. The State Health Plan covers nearly 670,000 public employees, retirees and their family members. Starting in July, smokers will receive less generous coverage. Workers could opt for the moregenerous coverage if they signed a statement that they don’t smoke or entered a program to help them quit.

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Performers coming to iPraise stress spirituality From staff reports

FOREST CITY — Performers contacted about the iPraise 2010 festival coming up Saturday in downtown stressed the spiritual nature of the event. Jimi Bennett, lead singer and founder of the Christian rock band Viktor, from Atlanta, said, “We are excited to be a part of iPraise 2010, and my band is expecting miracles to take place, which would include lives changed through the knowledge and saving grace of Jesus Christ. We will make ourselves available to pray for anyone who may be in need.” Bennett said he has been in Christian music for more than 20 years and fronted two nationally signed recording bands, known as Sacred Fire and King James, which toured the United States and Europe. “The heart of my ministry is to first and foremost ‘be Jesus in the skin,’ to mentor other musicians and to lead by example,” Bennett said. “In this day and time people need to be surrounded by God’s love, and that is his gift to us. The gifts that we are so blessed to share we choose to do with excellence and believe that is our gift to God.” Daniel James, of Denver, said, “I believe iPraise is going to be a great event. (Organizer) David Coffin and his team have done a great job with it. It’s my hope that we can fill-up the downtown Forest City area, giving us artists the opportunity to share our ministry, lives and testimony. “I’ve been reading about some of the other artists, and there are some great stories from each of us, stories that can have a positive impact on the lives of those who hear the ministry.” James said he is quite familiar with North Carolina, but has never visited Rutherford County.

“In previous years, I have had some radio success on roughly 30’ish radio stations in North Carolina, and even was a featured artist at the Gospel Announcers Awards in Durham. Seems like I’ve been everywhere else in North Carolina; however, this will be my first time to Rutherford County. I am really excited about it. Everyone I’ve ever dealt with in North Carolina has been very nice. Plus, I’ve been craving that Bojangles chicken and Boberry biscuits.” Jaime Thietten, of Nashville, said, “It was never a big dream of mine to be famous. I just want to sing. I would love to be able to reach more people, but as far as superstardom goes, I’ll leave that up to God. Wherever he wants me, I’ll show up, and it will be for his glory.” During her 10-year singing career as a Christian AC and inspirational Contributed photo artist, she has used her soprano voice to garner radio airplay around the Christian band Viktor is one of the performers scheduled for the iPraise concert in Forest City this weekend. world, win major industry awards. She said her hope is to be a positive influence and to make a difference in a world that so desperately needs something good to hold on to. To accomplish her goal, she has released five albums and performed at churches, concert venues and benefits from coast-to-coast. In these unusual economic times, planning for future health care needs is more She has dedicated part of her career crucial than ever. One option available is EASTWOOD VILLAGE, to help bringing awareness to the value of human life from the time Rutherford County’s only complete retirement and health care concept. of conception. Her latest single, “My Chance,” tells the story of a mother Homes are individually owned and designed for maintenance-free living who decides to have an abortion, but with the following amenities: later regrets her decision. An accompanying video includes interviews and information about life-saving options such as adoption. • A Large Clubhouse • 24 Hour Emergency Nursing Services The iPraise 2010 festival will be • Swimming Pool held on two stages along Trade Street • Skilled Care & • Lawn Maintenance from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Assisted Living Care • Meal Delivery The event is being organized by available on campus Krucifyd Ministries. • Transportation

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Our Views Voter turnout is disappointing


utherford County voters surprised some with the turnout in the primary election this week, but there is no reason to be celebrating. Just 17 percent of registered voters cast ballots in the election. Even in baseball, 17 percent is not a good number. Surely, more people in the county are interested in who gets elected. Sadly, with this being an off-year election, voter turnout in the fall is not going to be as strong as it could be — unless people get out and exercise their right to vote. Everyone has a theory about why voter turnout numbers in this country — one of the world’s leading democracies — are so low compared to other countries. Theories are interesting to talk about, but action is what is needed. People in America need to get tuned in to what is going on in politics and get involved.

Our readers’ views Says average people are not to be blamed To the editor: I would like to comment on your editorial: “Economic Woes are Self Inflicted.” The editorial said that some causes of the economic problem were subprime mortgages, greed, the average working person taking on too much debt, “people shoving aside the concept of hard work” and “Americans turned their back on proven means of success.” The part I agree with is greed. But, I don’t agree that it was the average American that has been greedy. And it should be obvious that the greedy ones were the ones who deregulated the markets, turned their backs on derivative trading and made money by betting that the whole thing would implode. Any good consumer would buy at subprime. It is the adjustable rate (balloon mortgages) that are the problem. Americans are optimistic that the longer they work the more they will get paid. This is not always the case. More greedy were the real estate companies who knew that some of these people did not qualify and sold to them anyway. People running mortgage companies are more educated about finance than the average person and they should educate the consumer about what type of mortgage they are getting. Mortgage companies made a lot of money during the boom, in contrast to what the average person made. I don’t agree that people “shoved aside the concept of hard work.”

Americans work harder than most and with less days of vacation. The people hurting are the hard-working Americans who have lost their house or their job due to no fault of their own. Definitely the stock and derivitive markets should be regulated again as the stock market had been for 60 years. Lisa Thurman Rutherfordton

Praises teachers for their extra efforts To the editor: Because this week is National Teacher Appreciation Week, I wanted to tell you about two teachers at Ellenboro School who are in much need of being appreciated. My son, Jacob, is a fourth grade student in Mrs. Haynes’ and Mrs. Haire’s classes. In December, my son broke his left femur which required hospitalization, two surgeries, weeks of physical therapy, and a six-week absence from school. His teachers called to check on him during surgery, prayed for him, sent him texts, and were sure to let him know how much everyone missed him during his absence. All of these things, priceless, to a 10-year-old boy’s morale when he has found himself in a wheelchair during the first snow of the year and for Christmas. I cannot tell you how many concessions had to be made for my son to continue to receive an education during this long process. Mrs. Haynes and Mrs. Haire absolutely insisted that they be his homebound teachers three afternoons a week, whether they would be financially compensat-

ed or not. They worked hard and encouraged him for countless hours, teaching once more what they had already taught their classes earlier in the day. And Oh! The excitement on the first full day of his return to school. A celebration. An ice cream party. A banner signed by everyone. For another six weeks, he had to arrive late, leave early, have special seating, and be escorted to the bathroom and cafeteria, all things which I’m sure could be very distracting to a teacher. They, never once, acted as if having to do these things was an imposition. They always went above and beyond to make Jacob (and an anxious mother) feel like he was safe and well taken care of. We are forever indebted to these two teachers for taking an extremely difficult situation and making it a positive experience. Their passion and dedication to helping their students succeed should be a model for everyone in the teaching profession. Donna Baldwin Ellenboro

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Sometimes a little lesson in humility is needed It’s a bit of a mea culpa time. I try not to let this job make me jaded, but it almost happened again in Spindale last Tuesday night. One thing I’ve written about in positive tones has been the Spindale Neighborhood Watch Group that got started in that former mill town. The people were fed up with their situation and the whole lack of options. They decided to do something about it themselves, instead of waiting for the government to get involved and solve their problems. Tuesday night, the group hosted Starr Barbaro, a special governor’s task force on crime authority on gangs. During her speech on the problem of gangs in the Tar Heel State, Ms. Barbaro gave many examples of new trends in the street gang world. It isn’t just about the Crips and the Bloods anymore — like back in the 1990s. That was 20 years ago,

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folks. How time flies when you’re engaging in misdemeanors and other gang violence, eh? I found myself genuinely interested in the talk by Ms. Barbaro, she had some really fascinating stuff to explain about the modern gang. Did you know that gangs have their own Facebook pages now? They have tons of entries on MySpace and of course many even have their own dedicated websites. Also, there are people out there who get tax deductions for money they legally donate to gangs. But the part of the talk that most got me riled up was when Barbaro began to discuss the new types of gangs that were forming across the country and our state.

For better or worse, many of us always envision the quintessential gang member to be an African-American male, in his late teens or early 20s and we assume he’s going to dress with his pant leg rolled up, a ball cap turned sideways and perhaps wear a lot of jewelry. This stereotype is becoming less and less accurate as the gangsters start wearing different clothing and becoming different nationalities. There are plenty of Latino gangs out there now, not the least of which are Latin Kings and MS 13. And Asian gangs are on the rise, too. Plenty of organized crime groups are flooding the Charlotte area. When things begin to overrun Charlotte, guess which way they head? It wasn’t until Barbaro got to her next speech that I got irritated. You see, at first I was irritated with her and the idea I thought she was going to

promote. Then I got frustrated with myself. She started out by talking about female gangs. This is not necessarily female gang members, but rather gangs made up entirely of women and teen girls. Here’s Barabro’s quote that lit the fuse in my head: “Girls are fed up with double standards. Girls don’t want to identify with their mothers any more. They don’t want to be second-class citizens.” My first thought was, really? Are we still hung up on this idea that women are treated unfairly in our society? I mean, we have title IX, we have plenty of girl power examples in pop culture. Women have so many more opportunities now than they did even in the 1990s. But still, teenage girls are listing “double standards” as reasons they join female gangs? Barbaro wasn’t finished. “They see their moms getting beaten by their fathers or the new boyfriend and they want

to identify more with that male. They want to be strong and aggressive and stand on their own.” At this point, I had to extract mental foot from mouth. Thankfully, I hadn’t actually voiced my annoyance. How arrogant of me. How presumptuous could I get? Here I was, having grown up in a stable family, with loving parents and grandparents, having never had to wonder if my needs were going to be met...and I was annoyed with the analysis of why these children from these abusive relationships grew up to be female gangsters. So thank you Ms. Barbaro. I learned a lot of valuable lessons about gang awareness Tuesday night, but you also reminded me of one of the most important lessons a man can learn ... humility. And that’s some good news. Baughman can be contacted via e-mail at

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A Big Pot Bust

Othella Ross Othella Logan Ross, 78, of 1822 Stoney Point Road, Shelby, died Monday, May 3, 2010, at Hospice of Cleveland County. She was a daughter of the late John and Georgia Williams. Survivors include her husband, William Ross of Shelby; one son, Jeffrey W. Logan of Columbus, Ga.; one sister, Beatrice W. Logan of Lake Lure; one brother, Andy Williams of Spindale; six stepdaughters and one stepson. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Nebo Baptist Church with the Rev. Gettis Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Little Washington Church, Shelby. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Thompson’s Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Larry Dale/Daily Courier

Police Notes

FOREST CITY — Two Rutherford County men have been arrested on charges of stealing items from vehicles, in connection with a rash of recent break-ins in the city. Jordan Paul Wilson, 20, of 106 Sunbelt Court in Rutherfordton, was arrested on four counts of breaking and entering to motor vehicles, four counts of larceny after breaking and entering, and resist, obstruct and delay. He is also charged with five counts of felony probation violation and one count of failure to appear. He received a $71,000 secured bond. David William Camp, 16, of 320 Eastwood St., Forest City, is charged with four counts of breaking and entering to motor vehicles, four counts of larceny after breaking and entering and resist, obstruct and delay. He was placed under a $40,000 secured bond.

Sheriff’s Reports

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office responded to 194 E-911 calls Wednesday. n Jack Bleesce reported the theft of two televisions. n Wilbert Glover reported the theft of two antique plows. n Jessie Yelton reported the theft of two chain saws. n Patricia Wooten reported the theft of a dirtbike. n Edward Hayes reported the theft of a flat-screen television.



Marijuana plants were found growing in a mobile home in Bostic and a county man has been arrested on marijuana charges. James Lee Gosey, 43, of 110 Mill Creek Drive, was arrested Thursday and charged with manufacturing marijuana and maintaining a dwelling for controlled substance. It was an indoor, hydroponic growing operation in the back room of a mobile home. No bond had been set as of press time, but Sheriff Jack Conner said it was possible that Gosey would be released under restrictions because of health issues. The sheriff said 203 plants were discovered at the residence, which amounted to 21.71 pounds. Sheriff Conner said the growing operation had a light system and a way to control the temperature.

Two men charged in vehicle burglaries

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

Spindale The Spindale Police Department responded to 56 E-911 Wednesday.

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

Forest City The Forest City Police Department responded to 99 E-911 calls Wednesday. n Vanessa Walker reported a breaking and entering to a motor vehicle. n Kelly Tzoc’segers reported an incident of communicating threats. n Billy Wall reported a breaking and entering to a motor vehicle and larceny. n Carlton Maney reported a larceny. The incident occurred on Plaza Drive.

Arrests n Tyson Murray, age 20, of Harmon Street, Forest City; arrested on a warrant for second-degree trespassing; released on a $500 unsecured bond. (FCPD) n Calvin Edward Huskey, 51, of 910 Spindale St.; charged with felony probation violation and felony larceny; placed under a $20,000 secured bond. (Probation)

Moped Accident

Ruthie Logan

Ruthie Moore Logan, died Sunday, May 2, 2010, at Rutherford Hospital after a long illness. She was a daughter of the late Lessie Mae Moore and C.J. Simpson of New York, and a longtime member of Wheat Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Sheena Carmille Logan of the home, and n Jodi Leanne Nelon, 17, of Stephanie Evette Moore of Shelby; one son, Stephone 449 Mountain Creek Road; Jamah Logan of the home; charged with unauthorone granddaughter; two ized use of a motor vehicle; sisters, Allison Miller and released on a $1,000 unseJennifer Moore, both of cured bond. (RCSD) Spindale; one brother, n Crystal Marie Christopher J. Moore of Goodnight, 26, of 237 Atlantis Drive; charged with Spindale; her grandmother, possession of drug parapher- Margaret Hamilton of Spindale, a number of nieces, nalia and simple possession of schedule II controlled sub- nephews and other relatives. Funeral services will be stance; released on a $1,000 conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday unsecured bond. (RCSD) at Wheat Creek Baptist n Debbie Lynn Greene, 56, of 209 N.C. 120; charged Church in Polk County. Ulysses D. Miller Funeral with two counts of assault Services is in charge of and battery and with communicating threats; released arrangements. on a written promise to appear. (RCSD) Chesley Searcy n Steven Van Brooks, 25, of Chesley Clyo Searcy, 95, 1154 Bridges Drive; charged of Lake Lure, died Tuesday, with second-degree trespass- May 4, 2010, at his home. ing; placed under a $100 A native of Rutherford secured bond. (RCSD) County, he was a son of the n Glenn Malachi late George Washington Grossman, 19, of Oakland Searcy and Mattie Belle Hall Heights Trailer Park; Searcy, and the widower of charged with misdemeanor Rachel Parker Searcy. larceny; released on a $1,000 He was a member of the unsecured bond. (SPD) Bill’s Creek Baptist Church, where he had served as a EMS/Rescue deacon. He is survived by two n The Rutherford County daughters, Ina Jane EMS responded to 24 E-911 Pritchard and Vickie calls Wednesday. Schappert, both of Lake n The Volunteer Life Lure; three sons, Raymond Saving and Rescue, Hickory Searcy of Pilot Mountain, Nut Gorge EMS and Troy Searcy of Greensboro, Rutherford County Rescue and Larry Searcy of Lake responded to one E-911 call Lure; one brother, Fred Wednesday. Searcy of Marion; 14 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and one great-greatFire Calls grandchild. n Forest City responded to Arrangements are being a motor vehicle accident. handled by McMahan’s n Spindale responded to a Funeral Home & Cremation motor vehicle accident. Services, where the family greeted friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Bill’s Creek THE DAILY COURIER

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Moped driver Wayne Conner receives evaluation from Rutherford County EMS personnel he wrecked on US 74B, east of Forest City Thursday afternoon. An eye witness reported Conner ran off the road to the right and it appeared as he was coming back onto the road, he wrecked and fell off the moped. He sustained injury to his leg and ribs. A friend who was driving ahead of Conner said they were enroute to their medical doctor to have blood tests. Trooper Randy Patterson investigated. Also on scene were Bostic firefighters.

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Baptist Church with the Rev. Terrell Dillingham officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336 Forest City, NC 28043. The family will be at the Searcy home in Lake Lure. Online condolences

Deaths Robin Roberts PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Long before pitch counts, setup men and closers, Robin Roberts usually finished what he started. Roberts, the tireless Hall of Fame pitcher who led the Philadelphia Phillies to the 1950 National League pennant as part of the famed “Whiz Kids,” died Thursday. He was 83. Roberts died at his Temple Terrace, Fla., home of natural causes, the Phillies said, citing son Jim. “He was a boyhood hero of mine,” team president David Montgomery said. “Then I had a chance to meet him personally. I remember pinching myself knowing I was talking to Robin Roberts.” The right-hander was the most productive pitcher in the National League in the first half of the 1950s, topping the league in wins from 1952 to 1955, innings pitched from ‘51 to ‘55 and complete games from ‘52 to ‘56. He won 286 games and put together six consecutive 20-win seasons. Pete Witbeck PROVO, Utah (AP) — BYU says former athletic administrator and assistant basketball coach Pete Witbeck has died. He was 81. The school says Witbeck died Wednesday of undisclosed causes. Joe Kearney EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Joe Kearney, who saw Michigan State win the national men’s basketball championship and 11 Big Ten titles while serving as athletics director from 1976-80, has died. He was 83. Michigan State’s athletics department says in a statement that Kearney died Wednesday at University Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz., after an eight-month battle with pancreatic cancer.

Chesley Clyo Searcy Chesley Clyo Searcy, age 95, of Lake Lure, NC, died Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at his home. A native of Rutherford County, he was the son of the late George Washington Searcy and the late Mattie Belle Hall Searcy He was a member of the Bill's Creek Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon. He was the the widower of the late Rachel Parker Searcy. Clyo is preceded in death by his sister, Inez Searcy Ledbetter and brother, Hicks Searcy. He is survived by two daughters, Ina Jane Pritchard of Lake Lure, NC and Vickie Schappert of Lake Lure, NC; three sons, Raymond Searcy of Pilot Mountain, NC, Troy Searcy, of Greensboro, NC and Larry Searcy of Lake Lure, NC and one brother, Fred Searcy of Marion, NC; 14 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and one great- greatgrandchild. Arrangements are being handled by McMahan's Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 249 South Main St., Rutherfordton, NC where the family received friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, May 6, 2010. A funeral service will be at held Bill's Creek Baptist Church at 2:00 PM, Friday, May 7, 2010, with Rev. Terrell Dillingham officiating. Interment will be at Bill's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Lake Lure, NC In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County P.O. Box 336 Forest City, NC 28043. The family will be at Mr. Searcy's home. Online condolances:

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Hospice Hospice of Rutherford County offers the following services: 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.; May 21, Safety with Dementia Patients and Project Life Saver, with Larry Reeves and Sgt. Mike Summers, RCSD. 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. 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 District meeting: American Legion Post 74 will hold a special meeting on Saturday, May 8, at the National Guard Armory. Meal at noon. Meeting will follow. This is a district meeting for election of District 23 officers and will also serve as Post 74’s regular meeting. HHS Alumni Breakfast: Tuesday, May 11, beginning at 9 a.m., at Turner’s Restaurant, (back dining room) Chesnee, S.C.; Dutch treat; for more information, contact Joan at 245-2658. HARC book sale: Homeschool Association of Rutherford/Polk Counties annual used book sale on Monday, May 24, 6:30 p.m., at Second Baptist Church in Rutherfordton; great deals on homeschool materials.

bills. The proposed budget does not reflect a tax increase. There were no tax increases last year. Council will also consider service fees on such items as garbage collection. Although money was taken from the town’s fund balance — savings account — last year, it is not a good practice to have to do that every year, Andrews said. “The state is coming out of this recession a lot sooner in some places than here,” Andrews said. “But economists say it will take three to five years to get to where we were in prerecession,” Andrews said. “We haven’t done a lot of things that need to be done in town and its the employees who have made the sacrifices,” she added. Also Wednesday night, council Jean Gordon/Daily Courier approved a proposal from Odom & Finance Officer Rus Scherer addresses Rutherfordton Town Council Wednesday Associates to complete the mandated night regarding upcoming budget workshops. storm water permit application; n Council recognized David Waters, 28-year town employee; request; however, if property owners mals on the Crestview Park; n Took no action on a rental agreewant to pay the cost of the request, it n Took no action on a request for ment for the clubhouse and Crestview permanent street closure for a porcould be approved at a later date. Park; tion of Woodland Circle because there n Delayed action on a proposed is not enough money in the budget Contact Gordon via e-mail jgordon@theordinance prohibiting domestic to advertise a public hearing on the

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up appropriately. Both DENR and the company have been keeping us in the loop.” After hundreds of gallons of gasoline leaked into the ground at the intersection last May, Reliable Tank Line worked closely with DENR officials to remove some 2,108 tons of contaminated soil and dispose of it in a bio-remediation facility. But now, as DOT officials prepare for the U.S. 221 widening project, the soil that remains must also be moved and dis-



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Washburn Community Center will hold a Mother’s Day sale May 7 and 8. All ladies apparel 50 percent off. The store is located at 2934 Piney Mtn. Church Road, Bostic.

You should set up your mirrors so that you can only see a little bit of the edge of your vehicle in them. That will help eliminate blind spots.”

Low-cost rabies clinic: Saturday, May 8, noon to 1 p.m.; Thunder Road Animal Hospital; $10 cash, one-year rabies; $12 cash, threeyear rabies; other discounted vaccines available; call 286-0033.

Martin also encouraged senior drivers to get a convex mirror to clip on the rearview mirror or even one to stick to the side mirrors to help increase the field of vision for the driver. “Always make sure you check and verify what is in your mirrors,” Price reminded students. “I know I have some arthritis in my neck so I can’t

Scholarship opportunity: For all seniors from Chase, East, Central, and TJCA; 5000 Year Leap Book essay contest; three $500 scholarships available; contest ends June 30; for more information or an application visit,

Fundraisers Pancake breakfast: Saturday, May 8, 7 to 11 a.m., at VFW Post 5204, 940 Withrow Road; adults $5; ages 3-12, $3. Fish fry: Saturday, May 8, 4:30 to 8 p.m.; Concord Community Clubhouse; adults $10; ages 6-12, $5; under 6 free; includes dessert and drink; all take outs $9. Hot dog lunch: Saturday, May 8, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sandy Mush Baptist Church; $3 per person; hot dog, chips, drink and dessert; homemade ice cream, lemonade and snow cones also available. Breakfast, community yard sale: Saturday, May 8, 7 to 11 a.m., Whitehouse Community Center; breakfast for adults $5; ages 6-12, $3; under 6 free; no early sales. Poor man’s supper: Friday, May 14, noon to 6 p.m., Rutherford County Visual Arts Center, 160 N. Main St., Rutherfordton; $5 per person; take outs available; have lunch and watch artists work.

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Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Program. “They contacted us,” she said, “and we contacted Foothills Connect, which is our local network of local farmers. Tim Will was really instrumental in helping us obtain all of the produce that we used. “Most of the greens were grown at Holla Holler Farm. Lindy Abrams is the farmer there.” “We are really excited to be able to use the money that we got from ASAP to purchase everything and give our local farmers some business. So the strawberries are from the garden across from the post office. “Dawn is our garden coordinator. She orchestrated everything. The

100 Women in White program: Sunday, May 9, 3 p.m.; Mt. Pleasant CME Church, Union Mills; guest speaker, Bettye Owens. Family and Friends Day: Sunday, May 9, 3 p.m., Hopewell AME Zion Church; guest speaker, Rev. Larry Whiteside, assistant pastor of Wells Spring UMCG; lunch will be served. Revival: May 16-21, Sisk Memorial Free Will Baptist Church; guest speaker, Rev. Dean Cox; Sunday service 6 p.m.; Monday-Friday, 7 nightly; Special music each evening.

Reliable Tank Line could not be reached for comment.

move it as much as I’d like somedays, but we’ve got to make sure we check what we’re seeing.”

“We hope to have about four AARP Safe Driving programs in the county this year and maybe five courses of the CarFit,” Price said. “The Safe Driving course we’ll offer is four hours of video and we usually do that at a church or the Senior Center or with another civic group. Some students even come to us from other counties after their insurance company recommends they see us for a discount.”

Martin taught students how to properly use anti-lock brakes as well. “When we were all learning to drive, they told us to pump the brakes,” Martin said. “But with today’s ABS you don’t have to do that. You can just stomp on the brake and make sure you keep steering the car. The vehicle’s computer will then fluctuate the brakes up to 1,000 times per second to keep you from skidding and losing control.” Price said the CarFit program was just an extension of the AARP Safe Driving program. ASAP project contacted Rutherford County Schools and asked them if they would be interested in a cooking demonstration for their classes, using local food. Several teachers responded. This is our first visit. We are going to Harris Elementary next week, and Cliffside Elementary. “ASAP contacted us to see if we would volunteer to do this. And we are really excited about it because this is a big initiative for us at KidSenses to promote wellness and sustainable agriculture and eating local organic food. Most kids don’t have a concept of where food comes from. We want kids to know that there are a lot of local, delicious foods and kind of broaden their horizons. “That is sort of what we are trying to do with our garden this summer, is take on an edible schoolyard approach. And that whole philosophy is, if children are invested in the

Motorists traveling south on U.S. 221 towards South Carolina should use the following detour: Harris-Henrietta Road to Chase High School Road to U.S. 221. Motorists traveling north on U.S. 221 towards Rutherfordton should use the following signed detour: Chase High School Road to HarrisHenrietta Road to U.S. 221. For more information on the project and the detour, visit Contact Baughman via e-mail at

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growth of plants, they have a hand in growing the garden, they are more likely to try new foods. So that was sort of what our project was today. If they can get their hands on it and make it themselves, they might be more likely to try something they haven’t tried before.” After the strawberry slicing, the lettuce shredding and the salad dressing mixing, the students got to try their salad. As Saucier explained, it was time to “enjoy the fruits of our labor, so to speak.” Some of the students weren’t so sure they liked everything in the salad, but one student described it as “stupendous.” And Saucier noted, “We have some young chefs.” Contact Dale via e-mail at

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Religion Memorial Day service: Sunday May 9, Centennial United Methodist Church; special music with Living By Faith and Sandy Helton; a covered dish lunch will follow the 11 a.m. Mother’s Day program: Sunday, May 9, 11 a.m.; Angel Divine Faith Church in Rutherfordton; guest speaker, Evangelist Tasha Parham from Sherman Memorial COGIC in Charlotte.

posed of properly. “I’m not sure that if the highway wasn’t under construction if we would even be looking at the soil,” said Jan Andersen, regional supervisor of the underground storage tank section with DENR division of waste management. “It won’t really impact anyone because nobody has wells near there that have been found.” Test wells have shown the ground water in the area to be contaminated. “The best way to deal with ground water contamination via contaminated soil is to get the soil out,” Andersen said. “If you leave contaminated soil in it will continue to contribute to contaminated ground water.”

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Closing In On Opening Day Raiders release QB JaMarcus Russell ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders released former No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell on Thursday, ending a three-year tenure marked by his high salary and unproductive play on the field. Senior executive John Herrera told The Associated Press about the move and said that “we wish him well.” The decision came less than two weeks after Oakland acquired Jason Campbell from Washington to take over at quarterback and signifies that owner Al Davis finally lost patience with the immensely talented but unproductive player he drafted first overall in 2007 against the wishes of former coach Lane Kiffin. Russell will now likely be considered one of the biggest draft busts in NFL history, joining Ryan Leaf, Ki-Jana Carter, Akili Smith and others on that list. He will have been paid more than $39 million by the Raiders, while producing only seven wins as a starter. Russell showed up at last week’s minicamp, saying he would keep coming to work until told otherwise. He looked decent in the first of five practices last weekend but got less work as the weekend went on and the decision to cut ties was finally made. The Raiders paid Russell more than $36 million through last season. They still owe him $3 million more but saved $6.45 million by not having him on the roster in 2010. Since the start of the common draft in 1967, only one other No. 1 pick was released this quickly in his NFL career. Indianapolis cut 1992 top pick Steve Emtman after three seasons but that was more because of injuries than production. Emtman played three more seasons for Miami and Washington. It remains to be seen whether any team will give Russell another shot. Russell won only seven of his 25 starts as the Raiders extended an NFL-worst streak to seven straight seasons with at least 11 losses. He completed just 52.1 percent of his passes in his career with 18 touchdowns, 23 interceptions, 15 lost fumbles and a rating of 65.2.

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Pitcher Ryan Arrowood (10), left, and head coach Matt Hayes (24), above, will both return to Forest City to help lead the Owls’ defense of the 2009 Coastal Plain League Petitt Cup Championship.

Forest City Owls look to defend crown By SCOTT BOWERS Daily Courier Sports Editor

FOREST CITY — In just under three weeks, McNair Field will once again be filled with Owls. The defending 2009 Coastal Plain League Champion Forest City Owls will open their 2010 campaign with a home game against rival, Gastonia on Wednesday, May 26. Defending the title is hard enough, trying to replicate a season of 51-9, that brought the Owls national recognition, will be nearly impossible. “I don’t think 51-9 is realistic,” said Owls General Manager James Wolfe.

“The expectation is not 51-9. I think a realistic expectation, and one that (head coach) Matt (Hayes) and I share, is 30 or more wins, a first or second half title, a playoff berth and to move through the first round of the playoffs. “If we can stay within the top four in this league then we have had a successful season.” The Owls bring back a core group of players many in the community will recall from the 2009 season. Konstantine Diamaduros, the 2009 CPL batting champion, leads a group of returning players that will include

Rutherfordton’s Ryan Arrowood (Appalachian State), Will Skinner (Walters State), Grant Buckner (West Virginia), Brian Burton (Canisius), Marty Gantt (SMU) and Jake Koenig (SMU). In addition to those returning players, the Owls have landed several quality new additions including former East Rutherford Cavaliers pitcher Cullen Park (Walters State), shortstop Steve McQuail (Canisius) and catcher Danny Canela (NC State). “I think we have put together a comPlease see Owls, Page 9

Tough Day For Tar Heels?

Local Sports BASEBALL 7 p.m. East Rutherford at Chase 7 p.m. Owen at Thomas Jefferson SOFTBALL 4 p.m. East Rutherford at Chase 4 p.m. Owen at Thomas Jefferson 7 p.m. R-S Central at Alexander Central GIRL’S SOCCER 6 p.m. TJCA at Avery

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams put his head down in this Jan. 20, 2010, file photo. On Thursday, Williams announced that twins Travis and David Wear were leaving the program.

On TV 7 p.m. (FSS) College Baseball South Carolina at Kentucky. 7 p.m. (TS) MLB Baseball Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies. 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2) NASCAR Racing Nationwide Series: Darlington 200. 8 p.m. (ESPN) NBA Basketball Conference Semifinal, Game 3. 10 p.m. (ESPN2) Boxing Friday Night Fights. Ricardo Castillo (38-7, 25 KOs) vs. Antonio Escalante (23-2, 14 KOs), junior featherweights, 10 rounds. 10:30 p.m. (ESPN) NBA Basketball Conference Semifinal, Game 3.

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Wear twins leaving UNC CHAPEL HILL (AP) — North Carolina’s front line just got a little thinner for next season. Twins Travis and David Wear have decided to transfer after one season, leaving the Tar Heels with only a pair of big men for next year in Tyler Zeller and John Henson. In a statement from the school, coach Roy Williams said the players’ father called him Wednesday night and asked for their release — a request he said

“came as a complete surprise.” “I met with both kids in mid-April for our typical end-of-year meetings and together we worked on their development plans for next season,” Williams said. “Both David and Travis seemed to be excited about their futures at North Carolina.” The 6-foot-10 forwards were key reserves as freshmen. Travis Wear averPlease see UNC, Page 8

Associated Press

Football Hall of Famer and former North Carolina player Lawrence Taylor, above.

Ex-NFL star Taylor arrested in rape case SUFFERN, N.Y. (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor was arrested Thursday in connection with the rape of a 16-year-old girl who police said was delivered to his suburban New York City hotel room against her will. The former New York Giants linebacker was arrested early Thursday at a Holiday Inn in Suffern, said Christopher St. Lawrence, supervisor of the town of Ramapo. The victim was 16, one year below the legal age of consent in New York, St. Lawrence said.

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Scoreboard PREP SPORTS

E. Rutherford Patton R-S Central Chase Shelby Burns Freedom

BASEBALL SMAC 2A/3A Conf. W L 10 1 9 2 8 4 5 6 3 8 3 8 1 10

W 19 17 12 8 6 5 3

R-S Central Chase E. Rutherford Patton Burns Freedom Shelby

SOFTBALL SMAC 2A/3A Conf. W L 10 2 9 2 9 2 5 7 5 7 3 9 0 12

W 14 13 10 10 8 6 4


L 2 4 9 10 14 14 20


GIRLS SOCCER Conf. All W L T W L Shelby 9 0 3 14 2 Patton 9 1 2 12 4 Burns 9 2 1 13 5 R-S Central 6 6 0 8 7 Freedom 3 9 0 3 12 Chase 1 10 1 3 13 E. Rutherford 1 10 1 1 13

L 2 3 6 10 9 16 15 T 3 3 2 0 4 2 1

National League

East Division W L Pct 17 11 .607 15 13 .536 15 13 .536 13 14 .481 12 16 .429 Central Division W L Pct St. Louis 18 11 .621 Cincinnati 14 14 .500 Pittsburgh 13 15 .464 Chicago 13 16 .448 Milwaukee 12 15 .444 Houston 9 18 .333 West Division W L Pct San Francisco 16 10 .615 San Diego 17 11 .607 Colorado 14 14 .500 Arizona 13 15 .464 Los Angeles 11 16 .407

GB — 2 2 3 1/2 5 GB — 3 1/2 4 1/2 5 5 8 GB — — 3 4 5 1/2

Wednesday’s Games Cincinnati 5, N.Y. Mets 4, 10 innings Atlanta 7, Washington 6, 10 innings Pittsburgh 4, Chicago Cubs 2 Philadelphia 4, St. Louis 0 San Francisco 3, Florida 2 Houston 4, Arizona 2 Colorado 6, San Diego 5, 12 innings Milwaukee 11, L.A. Dodgers 3 Thursday’s Games Philadelphia 7, St. Louis 2 Washington 3, Atlanta 2 Pittsburgh 11, Chicago Cubs 1 San Francisco at Florida, late Arizona at Houston, late Milwaukee at L.A. Dodgers, late Friday’s Games Atlanta (D.Lowe 4-2) at Philadelphia (Moyer 3-2), 7:05 p.m. Florida (Volstad 2-2) at Washington (Stammen 1-1), 7:05 p.m. St. Louis (Carpenter 4-0) at Pittsburgh (Duke 2-3), 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Silva 2-0) at Cincinnati (H.Bailey 0-1), 7:10 p.m. San Francisco (J.Sanchez 2-2) at N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 4-1), 7:10 p.m. San Diego (Latos 1-3) at Houston (Norris 1-3), 8:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 3-2) at Arizona (E.Jackson 1-3), 9:40 p.m. Colorado (Rogers 0-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 3-1), 10:10 p.m. Saturday’s Games Florida at Washington, 1:05 p.m. San Francisco at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 3:10 p.m. San Diego at Houston, 7:05 p.m. St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Arizona, 8:10 p.m. Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m. San Francisco at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 1:35 p.m. Florida at Washington, 1:35 p.m. St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m. San Diego at Houston, 2:05 p.m. Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, 4:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Arizona, 4:10 p.m. American League

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2-1), 8:05 p.m. Baltimore (Millwood 0-3) at Minnesota (Liriano 4-0), 8:10 p.m. Toronto (Marcum 1-1) at Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 2-4), 8:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 3-1) at Oakland (G.Gonzalez 3-1), 10:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Jer.Weaver 3-1) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 2-2), 10:10 p.m. Saturday’s Games Detroit at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. Baltimore at Minnesota, 1:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Boston, 3:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Toronto at Chicago White Sox, 7:05 p.m. Kansas City at Texas, 8:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Seattle, 9:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Detroit at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. Toronto at Chicago White Sox, 2:05 p.m. Baltimore at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Kansas City at Texas, 3:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Seattle, 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Boston, 8:05 p.m.

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Wednesday’s Games Toronto 5, Cleveland 4 N.Y. Yankees 7, Baltimore 5 Minnesota 5, Detroit 4 Oakland 4, Texas 1 Boston 3, L.A. Angels 1 Chicago White Sox 9, Kansas City 2 Tampa Bay 8, Seattle 3 Thursday’s Games L.A. Angels at Boston, late Kansas City at Texas, late Baltimore at Minnesota, late Toronto at Chicago White Sox, late Tampa Bay at Seattle, late Friday’s Games Detroit (Bonderman 1-1) at Cleveland (D.Huff 1-4), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 3-0) at Boston (Beckett 1-0), 7:10 p.m. Kansas City (Greinke 0-3) at Texas (C.Wilson

FIRST ROUND EASTERN CONFERENCE Cleveland 4, Chicago 1 Cleveland 96, Chicago 83 Cleveland 112, Chicago 102 Chicago 108, Cleveland 106 Cleveland 121, Chicago 98 Cleveland 96, Chicago 94 Orlando 4, Charlotte 0 Orlando 98, Charlotte 89 Orlando 92, Charlotte 77 Orlando 90, Charlotte 86 Orlando 99, Charlotte 90 Milwaukee 3, Atlanta 3 Atlanta 102, Milwaukee 92 Atlanta 96, Milwaukee 86 Milwaukee 107, Atlanta 89 Milwaukee 111, Atlanta 104 Milwaukee 91, Atlanta 87 Atlanta 83, Milwaukee 69 x-Sunday, May 2: Milwaukee at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Boston 4, Miami 1 Boston 85, Miami 76 Boston 106, Miami 77 Boston 100, Miami 98 Miami 101, Boston 92 Boston 96, Miami 86 WESTERN CONFERENCE L.A. Lakers 4, Oklahoma City 2 L.A. Lakers 87, Oklahoma City 79 L.A. Lakers 95, Oklahoma City 92 Oklahoma City 101, L.A. Lakers 96 Oklahoma City 110, L.A. Lakers 89 L.A. Lakers 111, Oklahoma City 87 L.A. Lakers 95, Oklahoma City 94 San Antonio 4, Dallas 2 Dallas 100, San Antonio 94 San Antonio 102, Dallas 88 San Antonio 94, Dallas 90 San Antonio 92, Dallas 89 Dallas 103, San Antonio 81 San Antonio 97, Dallas 87 Phoenix 4, Portland 2 Portland 105, Phoenix 100 Phoenix 119, Portland 90 Phoenix 108, Portland 89 Portland 96, Phoenix 87 Phoenix 107, Portland 88 Phoenix 99, Portland 90 Utah 4, Denver 2 Denver 126, Utah 113 Utah 114, Denver 111 Utah 105, Denver 93 Utah 117, Denver 106 Denver 116, Utah 102 Utah 112, Denver 104 CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS EASTERN CONFERENCE Cleveland 1, Boston 1 Cleveland 101, Boston 93 Boston 104, Cleveland 86 Friday, May 7: Cleveland at Boston, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 9: Cleveland at Boston, 3:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 11: Boston at Cleveland, TBD x-Thursday, May 13: Cleveland at Boston, TBD x-Sunday, May 16: Boston at Cleveland, TBD Orlando 1, Atlanta 0 Orlando 114, Atlanta 71 Thursday, May 6: Atlanta at Orlando, late Saturday, May 8: Orlando at Atlanta, 5 p.m. Monday, May 10: Orlando at Atlanta, 8 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 12: Atlanta at Orlando, TBD x-Friday, May 14: Orlando at Atlanta, TBD x-Sunday, May 16: Atlanta at Orlando, TBD WESTERN CONFERENCE Phoenix 2, San Antonio 0 Phoenix 111, San Antonio 102 Phoenix 110, San Antonio 102 Friday, May 7: Phoenix at San Antonio, TBD Sunday, May 9: Phoenix at San Antonio, TBD x-Tuesday, May 11: S. Antonio at Phoenix, TBD x-Thursday, May 13: Phoenix at S. Antonio, TBD x-Sunday, May 16: San Antonio at Phoenix, TBD L.A. Lakers 2, Utah 0 L.A. Lakers 104, Utah 99 L.A. Lakers 111, Utah 103 Saturday, May 8: L.A. Lakers at Utah, 8 p.m. Monday, May 10: L.A. Lakers at Utah, 10:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 12: Utah at L.A. Lakers, TBD x-Friday, May 14: L.A. Lakers at Utah, TBD x-Monday, May 17: Utah at L.A. Lakers, 9 p.m.

HOCKEY National Hockey League Playoff Glance FIRST ROUND EASTERN CONFERENCE Montreal 4, Washington 3 Montreal 3, Washington 2, OT Washington 6, Montreal 5, OT Washington 5, Montreal 1 Washington 6, Montreal 3 Montreal 2, Washington 1 Montreal 4, Washington 1 Montreal 2, Washington 1 Philadelphia 4, New Jersey 1 Philadelphia 2, New Jersey 1 New Jersey 5, Philadelphia 3 Philadelphia 3, New Jersey 2, OT Philadelphia 4, New Jersey 1 Philadelphia 3, New Jersey 0 Boston 4, Buffalo 2 Buffalo 2, Boston 1 Boston 5, Buffalo 3 Boston 2, Buffalo 1 Boston 3, Buffalo 2, 2OT Buffalo 4, Boston 1 Boston 4, Buffalo 3 Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 2 Ottawa 5, Pittsburgh 4 Pittsburgh 2, Ottawa 1

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By SCOTT BOWERS Daily Courier Sports Editor

FOREST CITY — High school rivalry games are always filled with excitement, but this afternoon and into this evening the softball and baseball games at Chase High will take on added significance. In softball, the Lady Trojans (9-2, 13-3) will try and earn a share of the first-ever South Mountain Athletic Conference softball title when they host East Rutherford at 4 p.m. The Lady Cavs (9-2, 10-6) are in pursuit of the same accomplishment. The winner will tie R-S Central with a 10-2 conference record and a share of the title. Both teams will be playing in the NCHSAA 2A Playoffs regardless of the outcome, but the winner, in addition to bragging rights and conference title, will be the No. 1 seed representing the SMAC 2A. The loser will be the No. 2 seed. In baseball, East Rutherford (10-1, 19-2) will try and wrap up the outright SMAC title with a win on the road against the Trojans. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. A win by the Trojans will not change their seeding for the NCHSAA 2A Baseball playoffs. They will enter as the No. 2 seed regardless. But, a win by the Trojans over the rival Cavaliers before the start of the playoffs would be a big momentum boost. The Cavs, regardless of a win or loss, will be the No. 1 seed out of the SMAC 2A when the playoffs begin. A loss would drop East into a tie with Patton (9-2, 17-4) if the Panthers defeat Freedom Friday night. If Patton loses to the Patriots, then East will claim the first-ever 3A/2A South Mountain Athletic Conference title.

WESTERN CONFERENCE Chicago 2, Vancouver 1 Vancouver 5, Chicago 1 Chicago 4, Vancouver 2 Chicago 5, Vancouver 2 Friday, May 7: Chicago at Vancouver, 9:30 p.m. x-Sunday, May 9: Vancouver at Chicago, 8 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 11: Chicago at Vancouver, 9:30 p.m. x-Thursday, May 13: Vancouver at Chicago, 8 p.m. San Jose 3, Detroit 1 San Jose 4, Detroit 3 San Jose 4, Detroit 3 San Jose 4, Detroit 3, OT Detroit 7, San Jose 1 x-Saturday, May 8: Detroit at San Jose, 10 p.m. x-Monday, May 10: San Jose at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 12: Detroit at San Jose, TBD

TRANSACTIONS Thursday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Reinstated RHP Koji Uehara from the 15-day DL. Can-Am League The BROCKTON ROX — Named Dan McNamara assistant coach. Frontier League GATEWAY GRIZZLIES_Signed 1B Logan Parker. Released 2B Angel Nicolas. KALAMAZOO KINGS — Signed OF Ryan Hodges and LHP Aaron Jenkins. OAKLAND COUNTY CRUISRES — Placed OF Clay McCord and RHP Scott Van Es on the suspended list. RIVER CITY RASCALS — Signed RHP Joe Key and C Cooper Stewart. Placed RHP Josh Lowey and 2B Doug Sanders on the suspended list. WASHINGTON WILD THINGS — Placed LHP Jason Neitz on the 60-day IL. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS — Signed C Zach Aakhus to a contract extension. Signed INF Noel Berumen, RHP Ryan Quigley, and RHP Jacob Wiley. Placed 1B Bryan Cook and LHP Tim Dennehy on the suspended list. United League AMARILLO DILLAS — Announced the retirement of RHP Matt Smith. SAN ANGELO COLTS — Signed RHP Philip Urso and RHP Wesley Clingman. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA — Fine Boston executive director of basketball operations and general manager Danny Ainge $25,000 for creating an unauthorized distraction and for conduct detrimental to the game. FOOTBALL National Football League DENVER BRONCOS — Signed OL Maurice Williams. Released S Marcellus Bowman and G Michael Shumard. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Released QB JaMarcus Russell. HOCKEY National Hockey League BUFFALO SABRES — Signed D Nick Crawford to a three-year contract. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Signed D Steven Delisle to a three-year contract. ST. LOUIS BLUES — Fired Peoria (AHL) coach Rick Wamsley. American Hockey League GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS — Named Jon Bialy a group ticket sales account executive. ECHL ECHL — Suspended ECHL Stockton’s Garet Hunt one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for his actions in a May game against Idaho. COLLEGE CAPITAL — Named Chad Creamer secondary coach. INDIANA STATE — Announced the women’s track and field coach John Gartland will step at the end of the current season and continue as cross country coach. Promoted Angie Martin to women’s track and field coach, effective July 1. NORTH CAROLINA — Announced sophomore F Travis Wear and sophomore F David Wear are leaving the school. RUTGERS — Named Mike Rice men’s basketball coach and signed him to a five-year contract.

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Tiger Woods tees off the ninth hole during the first round of The Players Championship golf tournament Thursday, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Holmes, Allenby share lead at TPC Sawgrass PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Players Championship was so benign that more than half the field broke par — even Tiger Woods. Coming off the worst performance of his career, Woods survived a rugged start and made his only bogey on the final hole for a 2-under 70 in the opening round Thursday at the TPC Sawgrass. J.B. Holmes played bogey-free in his round of 6-under 66 and was tied for the lead with Robert Allenby, who played in the afternoon when the wind began to swirl. They were a stroke ahead of eight players, including Lee Westwood. Masters champion Phil Mickelson, with a chance to go to No. 1 in the world by winning, played early and opened with a 70.


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aged 3.5 points and 2.2 rebounds in 32 games. David Wear averaged 2.9 points and 2.2 rebounds in 27 games and missed the final nine games with a torn labrum in his left hip. They came to North Carolina from Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif. The Wears were part of a deep front line that included Zeller, Henson, Deon Thompson and Ed Davis. But Thompson is graduating and Davis is entering the NBA draft as a sophomore. North Carolina will be significantly deeper on the perimeter next season with touted freshmen Harrison Barnes, Reggie Bullock and Kendall Marshall joining returnees Will Graves, Larry Drew II and Dexter Strickland. Williams said the coaching staff would look for last-minute additions to its front line, but added “it’s hard to replace two quality players at this time.”

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sports Prep Report 2010 SMAC Track & Field Meet

MORGANTON — The 2010 South Mountain Athletic 3A/2A Conference Track & Field Meet was held Wednesday at Patton High. Three county schools took part in the meet. Chase’s boys (47 points) and girls (45 points) finished in seventh place overall. East Rutherford’s boys (54 points) and girls (60 points) finished in sixth place overall. R-S Central’s girls claimed third with 114 points, while the boys finished in fourth place with 90 points. Burns won the girls meet, while Patton won the boys. Individually, students from all three county schools took victories in several sports. Central’s Marquez Carson won the Boys Discus with a throw of 125-feet. East’s Jason Johnson finished second in the event with a throw of 124-feet, 6-inches. East Rutherford’s Sha’na Watkins won the Girls Shot Put with a toss of 30-feet, 3-inches. On the boys side, Johnson claimed second place for the Cavs with a toss of 43-feet. Chase’s Claudette Miller finished in second place in the Girls Long Jump with a leap of 14-feet, 9-inches. During the boys event, East’s Tyler Hamilton grabbed third place with a leap of 21-feet, 1-inch. Miller added a third-place finish for Chase in the Triple Jump as she covered a span of 30-feet, 7-inches. Central’s Dominique Petty covered 40-feet, 3-inches during the Boys Triple Jump, good for third. In the High Jump, Central’s Shay Lewis finished in third with a jump of 4-feet, 6-inches. Central’s Jonathan Fuller also grabbed a third place finish in the Boys High Jump with a climb of 5-feet, 8-inches. In the Pole Vault, East’s Hamilton carried himself to a height of 8-feet and a first-place finish. The first relay of the day witnessed Central’s lady foursome of Bronwyn Fadem, Lesley Uy, Semonia Dinovestkyi and Cindy Melgoza easily win with a time of 11:55.9 in the 4x800. In the Boys 4x800, Chase’s foursome of Francisco Fabian, Jacob Wise, Victor Fabian and Rene Escalera raced to first with a time of 9:05.02. Central took third in the event. In the Girls 100-meter Hurdles, Central’s Lori Townsend won with a time of 17.8 seconds. East’s Destiny Petty claimed second and Central’s Jennifer Ward finished in third place. In the Boys 100-meter Dash, East’s Adrian Wilkins sped to a second-place finish with a time of 11.2 seconds. In the Girls 4x200 Relay, East Rutherford took second and Central finished in third. Central’s Melgoza won the Girls 1,600-meter Run with a strong time of 5:53.1. On the boys side, Chase’s Rene Escalera won the event with a time of 4:52.5, while Central’s Tracy Ross finished in second. The Lady Cavs’ foursome of Ciara Lowrance, Rosland Lattimore, Kiziah Miller and Breyanna Scott raced to a first-place finish with a time of 53.8 second in the Girls 4x100-meter Relay. In the Boys 4x100-meter Relay, East Rutherford finished in second place, while Central claimed third. East’s Lattimore took third in the finals of the Girls 400-meter Dash with a time of 1:09.05. The Hilltoppers’ Keshawn Hamilton finished in second place in the Boys 400-meter Dash with a time of 52.7 seconds. The Lady Hilltoppers took first and second place in the Girls 300-meter Hurdles. Townsend sped to the front with a time of 53.2, while Ward finished right behind her with a time of 53.9 seconds. In the Girls 800-meter Run, Central’s Melgoza used a time of 2:39.8 to win the event with East’s Lowrance claiming third. The Trojans’ Escalera cruised to victory in the Boys 800-meter Run with a time of 2:08.3. Escalera added a second-place finish in the 3,200-meter Run. During that event, Central’s Ross finished in third. In the Girls 4x400-meter Relay, Central’s foursome of Dinovestkyi, Townsend, Ward and Lece Watkins claimed first with a time of 4:51.6. Qualifying athletes will next take part in the 2A and 3A regionals.

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The 2009 Forest City Owls leap into a large dog pile after winning the Coastal Plain League championship in this file photo.

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petitive team,” said Wolfe. “We have a good nucleus of guys from last year and landed several players that we really wanted.” The addition of McQuail, who drew high praise from former Owls third baseman Kevin Mahoney, was just one of several recruiting victories for Wolfe and Hayes. “We kind of stole him away from the North Woods League,” said Wolfe. McQuail is a 6-foot-2, 220-pounder, who should provide additional pop in the middle of the Owls lineup. Another steal? The Wolfpack’s Canela. “NC State’s recruiting class was considered to be one of the top three in the ACC and Canela is often listed as the number two prospect with the ‘Pack,” Wolfe

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Taylor’s attorney, Kenneth Gribetz, said he expected Taylor to be arraigned later Thursday. “We’re confident his innocence will be proven,” he said. Rasheed Davis, a 36-year-old

said. One player the Owls are still waiting to hear back from is Heath Hembree. Hembree, who has been rocking the gun at 98 m.p.h., would step into a closers role held down by Robbie Andrews of last season. The question mark? Hembree is thought to be a high round draft pick in June by MLB. “The NCAA pushed back, by one week, the baseball season and the draft is early June. So, all of us in the CPL will be kind of scrambling around for those first two weeks of the season,” said Wolfe. The Owls, though, have always brought more to the table than just baseball and 2010 will be no different. The high point of the 2010 CPL season will be the All-Star Game at McNair on July 19 and 20. “The All-Star Game is kind of a chance for us to brag a little bit and kind of show off what a

great facility and town we have here,” said Wolfe. “We are working hard to make this a first class event. We look at it as a reward to the fans for all of their support.” In addition to the CPL All-Star Game, the Owls Booster Club and Owls management will erect a new flag pole in right field. On Opening Day, the team and boosters will raise the 2009 CPL championship banner. Fireworks will once again be a big part of the season as the Owls will present five different displays including a July 4th show (scheduled for Friday, July 2) and at the All-Star Game. “We have a lot of unique events and promotions planned for the season,” said Wolfe. “I’m looking forward to the Owls Alumni Night, we are going to hand out the championship rings on that night, and on June 19 we are giving away championship pennents.”

parolee, was arrested in the case on charges of unlawful imprisonment, assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Police said the girl had been staying with Davis in the Bronx for a few weeks. He beat her up, drove her to the Holiday Inn and told her she had to have sex with Taylor, police said. When she

refused, Davis handed her over to Taylor, who sexually assaulted her, they said. Taylor paid her $300, which she gave to Davis, police said. Davis “struck the young girl with his fist, kicked her and brought her to the Holiday Inn against her will,” NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said.

RS Middle Captures Tennis Title

RS Middle’s tennis team earned the county title this past season. The team is Allison Baynard (alphabetical order), Will Bunch, Kyle Clark, Alain Colnot, Blake Dotson, Shawn Hines, Harley Lattimore, Haley McKinney, Rachel McLaughlin, Thomas Sickle, Nichole Stoehrer, Chance Rector and Ben Tomerlin. Associated Press



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Nation Today Bus passenger surrenders

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A nine-hour bomb scare aboard a Maine-to-New York Greyhound bus ended peacefully Thursday night when the lone remaining passenger walked off it with his hands over his head. The other 16 passengers and the driver had left the bus safely hours earlier. No details about the passenger were immediately released, and the bus remained parked in downtown Portsmouth with a bomb squad on the scene.

Nearly 90 dogs seized

RICHBURG, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina have seized 87 dogs from a home where rescue workers had to don masks because of the strong odor. The Herald of Rock Hill reports that 76-year-old Melissa Elizabeth Lyles was arrested and charged with

ill treatment to animals. A veterinarian working with animal control officers said all the dogs have skin infections, likely because they were living in a wet environment full of feces.

‘Fatal Vision’ appeal alive RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jeffrey MacDonald’s decades-long bid to prove his innocence in the 1970 slayings of his wife and two daughters has been kept alive by a federal appeals court considering the former Army doctor’s bid for a new trial. In an order issued Thursday, a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond denied a government request to dismiss MacDonald’s appeal and asked lawyers to submit more briefs in the case. It did not rule on the request for a new trial, based on new evidence.

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Prayer leaders Bob Stancill, left, and Jim Young bow their heads while another speaker leads a prayer during the National Day of Prayer ceremony held on the Capitol grounds in Raleigh Thursday. Several hundred people came out to participate in the service.

Oil catching box ready to be lowered into ocean ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) — Workers gathered to begin lowering a giant concrete-and-steel box over the blown-out oil well at the bottom of the sea Thursday in a risky and untested bid to capture most of the gushing crude and avert a wider environmental disaster. “We haven’t done this before. It’s very complex and we can’t guarantee it,” BP spokesman David Nicholas warned. The 100-ton containment vessel is designed to collect as much as 85 percent of the oil spewing into the Gulf and funnel it up to a tanker. It could take several hours to lower it into place by crane, after which a steel pipe will be installed between the top of the box and the tanker. The whole structure could be operating by Sunday. The mission took on added urgency as oil started washing up on delicate barrier islands. But the lowering of the box was delayed late Thursday because of dangerous fumes rising from the oily water in the windless night, the captain of the supply boat hauling the box told The Associated Press. A spark caused by the scrape of metal on metal could cause a fire, Capt. Demi Shaffer said. Deckhands wore respirators while workers on surrounding vessels took air-quality readings. It was unclear when they would be able to proceed though crew members were hopeful it would still be on Thursday night. The technology has been used a few times in shallow waters, but never at such extreme depths — 5,000 feet down, where the water pressure is enough to crush a submarine. The box — which looks a lot like a peaked, 40-foot-high outhouse, especially on the inside, with its rough timber framing — must be accurately positioned over the well, or it could damage the leaking pipe and make the problem worse. BP spokesman Doug Suttles said he is not concerned about that happening. Underwater robots have been clearing pieces of pipe and other debris near where the box will be placed to avoid complications.

“We do not believe it could make things worse,” he said. Other risks include ice clogs in the pipes — a problem that crews will try to prevent by continuously pumping in warm water and methanol — and the danger of explosion when separating the mix of oil, gas and water that is brought to the surface. “I’m worried about every part, as you can imagine,” said David Clarkson, BP vice president of engineering projects. If the box works, a second one now being built may be used to deal with a second, smaller leak from the sea floor. “Hopefully, it will work better than they expect,” The boat’s first mate, Douglas Peake, told AP, the only news organization on board. The well blew open on April 20 when the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform exploded 50 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers. It has been spewing an estimated 200,000 gallons a day in the nation’s biggest oil spill since the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska in 1989. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Thursday halted all new offshore drilling permits nationwide until at least the end of the month while the government investigates the Gulf spill. Oil slicks stretched for miles off the Louisiana coast, where desperate efforts were under way to skim, corral and set the petroleum ablaze. People in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida watched in despair. The dropping of the box is just one of many strategies being pursued to stave off a widespread environmental disaster. BP is drilling sideways into the blown-out well in hopes of plugging it from the bottom. Also, oil company engineers are examining whether the leak could be shut off by sealing it from the top instead. The technique, called a “top kill,” would use a tube to shoot mud and concrete directly into the well’s blowout preventer, BP spokesman Bill Salvin said. The process would take two to three weeks, compared with the two to three months needed to drill a relief well.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — One couple was swept away by floodwaters while driving to dinner, part of the routine they cherished in retirement. Another retired couple died on the way to church, while a third pair were found in their inundated home. After decades of marriage, the three husbands and three wives died within hours of each other as weekend storms flooded Tennesee and killed 30 in three states. In Tennessee alone, 20 have died, with the most recent death reported on Thursday. Hardest hit was the Nashville area, home to about 1 million people, where record rains flooded hundreds of homes and forced thousands to evacuate. Many are heading back to work, and power has

been restored to most areas as the floodwaters recede. Joseph Formosa Jr., 88, had worked hard all his life in his family’s produce business so he and his wife, Bessie, 78, could live independently and dine out often in retirement. They were driving to dinner Sunday when their car was swept away. Joseph Formosa III said he called his father Sunday morning, warning him to stay in their house in the neighborhood of Bellevue, where the rising Harpeth River was overflowing. “Dad in his later years was tremendously hard of hearing and hard-headed, also,” he said. “The neighbors seem to think they were just going out to dinner and were impervious to what was going on outside.”

As those who died are laid to rest, cleaning crews have fanned out across the city to haul away water-stained furniture and debris from the streets. Mayor Karl Dean said Thursday that the Cumberland River has dipped below flood stage a day earlier than expected, going down to 39.5 feet. But recovery could take weeks, especially in the city’s iconic country music and tourism industry. Damages are estimated at more than $1 billion. And the worst may not be over for the region: rural western Kentucky was bracing for what could be the worst flooding there in 200 years. Another 10 people were killed in storms in Kentucky and Mississippi.


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Typing error may be cause of market’s plunge

NEW YORK (AP) — A computerized selloff possibly caused by a simple typographical error triggered one of the most turbulent days in Wall Street history Thursday and sent the Dow Jones industrials to a loss of almost 1,000 points, nearly a tenth of their value, in less than half an hour. It was the biggest drop ever during a trading day. The Dow recovered twothirds of the loss before the closing bell, but that was still the biggest point loss since February of last year. The lightning-fast plummet temporarily knocked normally stable stocks such as Procter & Gamble to a tiny fraction of their former value and sent chills down investors’ spines. “Today ... caused me to fall out of my chair at one point. It felt like we lost control,” said Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at Harris Private Bank in Chicago. No one was sure what happened, other than automated orders were activated by erroneous trades. One possibilility being investigated was that a trader accidentally placed an order to sell $16 billion, instead of $16 million, worth of futures, and that was enough to trigger sell orders across the market. No one was taking blame, either. The New York Stock Exchange said there was no problem with the Big Board’s systems, and all the markets were on a conference call with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Nasdaq issued a statement two hours after the market closed saying it was canceling trades that were executed between 2:40 p.m. and 3 p.m. that it called clearly erroneous. It did not, however, mention a cause of the plunge. The NYSE said it doesn’t

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Stephen Mara, of Quattro M Securities, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange,Thursday in New York. It was a painful flashback to the darkest days of 2008: Stocks plunged and the Dow Jones industrials skidded by hundreds of points as traders succumbed to fears that Greece’s debt problems would halt the global economic recovery.

expect to cancel any trades. There were reports that the sudden drop was caused by a trader who mistyped an order to sell a large block of stock. The drop in that stock’s price was enough to trigger “sell” orders across the market. The SEC issued a statement saying regulators are reviewing what happened and “working with the exchanges to take appropriate steps to protect investors.” Whatever started the selloff, automated computer trading intensified the losses. The selling only led to more selling as prices plummeted and traders tried to limit their losses. “I think the machines just took over. There’s not a lot of human interaction,” said Charlie Smith, chief invest-

ment officer at Fort Pitt Capital Group. “We’ve known that automated trading can run away from you, and I think that’s what we saw happen today.” The market was already wobbly because of fears that Greece’s debt crisis will undermine the economic recovery. Traders watched television coverage of protests in the streets of Athens, and the Dow was down 200 when the selloff began less than two hours before the closing bell. At 2:20 p.m. EDT, the Dow was at 10,460, a loss of 400 points. It then tumbled 600 points in seven minutes to its low of the day of 9,869, a drop of 9.2 percent. On the floor of the New

York Stock Exchange, stone-faced traders huddled around electronic boards and televisions, silently watching and waiting. Traders’ screens were flashing numbers nonstop, with losses shown in solid blocks of red numbers. Then the market bounced back, about as quickly as it fell. By 3:09 p.m., the Dow had regained 700 points. It then fluctuated sharply until the close. The trading day ended with the Dow down 347.80, or 3.2 percent, at 10,520. The Dow has lost 631 points, or 5.7 percent, since Tuesday amid worries about Greece. That is the largest three-day percentage drop since March 2009, when the stock market was nearing its bottom following the financial meltdown.

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At its lowest Thursday, the Dow was down 998.50 points in its largest point drop ever, eclipsing the 780.87 lost during the course of trading on Oct. 15, 2008, during the height of the financial crisis. The Dow closed that day down 733.08, the biggest closing loss it has ever suffered. The impact of Thursday’s gyrations on some stocks was breathtaking, if brief. Stock in the consulting firm Accenture fell to 4 cents after closing at $42.17 on Wednesday. It recovered to close at $41.09, down just over $1. Procter & Gamble, generally a stable stock, dropped as much as $23, almost 37 percent, and rallied to close down only $1.41. Many professional investors and traders use computer program trading to buy and sell orders for large blocks of stocks. The programs use mathematical models that are designed to give a trader the best possible price on shares. The programs are often set up in advance and allow computers to react instantly to moves in the market. When a stock index drops by a big amount, for example, computers can unleash a torrent of sell orders across the market. They move so fast that prices, and in turn indexes, can plunge at the fast pace seen Thursday. Even if there were technical issues, concerns about the world economy are running high. The stock market has had periodic bouts of anxiety about the European economies during the past few months. They have intensified over the past week even as Greece appeared to be moving closer to getting a bailout package from some of its neighbors.


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Productivity numbers hint at job growth

Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday before the Financial Inquiry Crisis Commission. Paulson says the causes of the financial crisis still threaten the financial system. But he warns that Congress could stifle the economic recovery if it overreaches and tightens regulation too much. Associated Press

Fed audit proposal gains steam

WASHINGTON (AP) — Following last-minute adjustments, a proposal to audit the Federal Reserve that the Obama administration once opposed was on the verge of passing the Senate as it attracted broad support from conservatives and liberals alike. The administration withdrew its objections to the proposal Thursday, saying it was satisfied that the audit would not interfere with the Fed’s authority to set monetary policy. The one-time audit would focus on the Fed’s emergency lending to financial institutions in the months leading up to and after the 2008 financial crisis. At its peak, at the end of 2008, the Fed’s lending totaled $1.16 trillion. The Fed has become one of the targets of public anger in the aftermath of the financial crisis, blamed for not seeing the meltdown coming and for having what some perceive as too cozy a relationship with the nation’s largest institutions. The audit measure, proposed by Vermont independent Bernie Sanders, has populist support from across the political spectrum, from tea party activists to liberals and labor organizations. The building momentum for the audit measure came after the Senate, prodded by President Barack Obama, rejected a Republican consumer protection plan that would have diluted a central element of the administration’s financial regulation package. Democrats and the president argued that the GOP proposal would have gutted consumer protections. The vote was 61-38, with two Republicans — Sens.

Olympia Snowe of Maine and Charles Grassley of Iowa — joining Democrats to defeat the GOP measure. Democrats have proposed an independent bureau within the Federal Reserve to write and enforce regulations that would police lending. The Republican proposal would create an agency within the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. The FDIC would have to approve regulations and enforcement would be left to bank regulators. Republicans said the Democratic bill overreached and would give a powerful consumer agency too big a voice in banking affairs. The Democratic version of the legislation already contained some concessions to Republicans, and Democrats showed no willingness to cede any more ground “Alternatives that gut consumer protections and do nothing to empower the American people by cracking down on unfair and predatory practices are unacceptable,” Obama said in a statement before the vote. The sharp divisions over the consumer protection stood in contrast to the wide bipartisan support for the Federal Reserve audit. The amendment would require Congress’ investigative arm, the Government Accountability Office, to undertake a one-time audit of the Federal Reserve’s emergency lending to financial institutions in the months leading up and after the financial crisis of late 2008. The Federal Reserve and the Treasury had opposed such an audit, arguing it could interfere with the Fed’s independence. But Sanders has said the

audit would focus exclusively on the Fed’s short-term lending for financial institutions from December 2007 until the present. The audit would have to be completed within one year of the financial regulation legislation becoming law. Sanders said he wants to see if there were conflicts of interest involving the institutions that received the money and members of the boards of the Fed’s regional banks. Moreover, Sanders said the audit should examine whether financial institutions received no-interest loans from the Fed that they then used to buy interest-bearing government bonds. “If that was the case, and I suspect it was, you’re looking at a huge scam,” Sanders said. The amendment also would require the Fed to post on its website by Dec. 1 information regarding its lending before and after the crisis. The Fed’s short-term lending, designed to increase the liquidity of banks reeling from the crisis, grew dramatically at the height of Wall Street meltdown. Thursday afternoon, Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin voiced the administration’s opposition to the audit proposal. But hours later, following negotiations with Sanders, Wolin withdrew the opposition. “We are confident that the revised amendment proposed by Senator Sanders strikes the appropriate balance: providing full transparency of lending programs while protecting the bedrock principle of central bank independence on monetary policy that has served our nation so well,” Wolin said in a statement.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies are running out of ways to increase productivity from leaner workforces, a sign that they may need to step up hiring in the months ahead. That was the takeaway from reports released Thursday by the Labor Department. Productivity grew at an annual rate of 3.6 percent in the first quarter, better than economists had expected. But it still declined sharply from growth that exceeded 6 percent for each of the previous three quarters. The job market is improving, according to a second Labor report. Applications for unemployment benefits dropped for a third straight week, decreasing by 7,000 to 444,000. Still, economists predict the April jobless number, which is to be released Friday, will show unemployment stuck at 9.7 percent for a fourth straight month. The economy has been growing since last summer, though firms have been slow to hire back workers. Many have opted instead to push their slimmed-down workforces to produce more. That has translated into a surge in productivity. It grew at annual rates of 7.6 percent, 7.8 percent and 6.3 percent in the second, third and fourth quarters of last year. Now, economists think companies are nearing the limits of how much they can expand output without hiring more workers. “Companies addressed the post-Lehman collapse in the economy with a massive wave of layoffs. With demand now picking up ... they need to hire again,” said Ian Shepherdson, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics. Adding to the picture of an improving economy were reports that major retail chains were busy in April. That confirms previously reports that consumers have been spending more freely, aiding the recovery. Economists say the rehiring of workers will help sustain the recovery by boosting overall incomes. That would allow households to increase consumer spending, which accounts for 70 percent of economic activity. Unless incomes start rising, consumer spending may not rise enough to strengthen the recovery. Companies’ unit labor costs — which measures their hourly cost of production — fell 1.6 percent. That followed declines of 5.6 percent in the fourth quarter and 7.6 percent in the third quarter. The trend indicates wage pressures remain scant. For all of 2009, productivity, the amount of output per hour of work, rose at a 3.7 percent rate, nearly double the 2 percent increase in 2008. It was the fastest annual increase in productivity in seven years. The strong gains in productivity and falling unit labor costs have kept a lid on overall inflation. That has given the Federal Reserve leeway to keep a key interest rate at a record low level for more than a year and help jump-start economic growth. In the first three months of this year, the overall economy, as measured by the gross domestic product, grew at an annual rate of 3.2 percent. It was led by the strongest growth in consumer spending in three years. But the worry is that consumer spending could falter in coming months unless unemployment is reduced and the rising support spending.

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Salary prime topic for interview Dear Abby: My co-workers and I would like your opinion on the following question: Is it appropriate to ask about the salary during a job interview? Half of us say, “Yes. When better to ask what the pay will be?” Others say, “No, it’s in poor taste.” What do you think? — All Bets Are In Dear All Bets Are In: Of course the subject of salary should be discussed during a job interview. Usually, when an interview is nearing its end, the interviewer will ask, “Do you have any questions?” If the topics of salary and benefits haven’t come up before then, it’s perfectly acceptable to inquire about them. Dear Abby: My husband of more than 20 years decided that the grass was greener on the other side, and now I find myself on the dating scene again. I had breast reduction surgery, thinking I would be with my husband for the rest of my life. Now I don’t know how to bring up the subject if I find a man with whom I want to be intimate. When do I tell the guy about my scars? — Scarred Dear Scarred: Many women have had breast reductions — some for aesthetic reasons, but others because nature blessed them with such an overabundance of tissue that it was creating painful back and shoulder problems. The surgery is neither shocking nor particularly unusual.

Dear Abby Abigail van Buren

The time to discuss it is when you have gotten to know someone well enough that you can talk frankly with him and explain that you feel self-conscious. No gentleman who cares about you will ever walk away. And any man who does, you are well rid of before investing your heart — or anything else — in him. Dear Abby: My husband, “Rick,” and I have been married 20 years. He’s a veteran who is completely disabled. We live in a very secluded area. The nearest town is 60 miles away, and I can’t be gone long because of Rick’s needs. Some days I am more down than others. Our home is on the market, but we won’t be going far — just a bit closer to the town where Rick’s family is. Could you share your feelings on this, please? — Nowhere Dear Nowhere: Gladly. Because your husband refuses to move to where your family members are, keep your fingers crossed that it won’t be too long before you find a buyer for your current home. Do move closer to his family. At least then you won’t be so isolated.

Medication could cause deadly reaction Dear Dr. Gott: My daughter, who lives alone, took the first pill of a new prescription while at work. She went into anaphylactic shock. He co-workers called an ambulance, and she got to the hospital with only minutes to spare. If she had taken the pill at home, there would have been no one to help her. Dear Reader: Known as anaphylaxis, this type of allergic reaction is severe and potentially life-threatening, typically occurring within minutes of exposure to the offending substance. In some instances, a reaction can occur within seconds or can take as long as 30 minutes. Unless treated immediately with epinephrine, the sufferer can become unconsciousness or die. Everyone, particularly those people with known allergies, is at risk of anaphylaxis, but certain medications, foods, food additives and insect stings are the most common triggers. Symptoms include a weak, rapid pulse; dizziness or fainting; nausea; vomiting; diarrhea; skin reactions such


Ask Dr. Gott Dr. Peter M. Gott as hives; itching or flushing; swelling of the tongue or throat; and constriction of the airways, leading to wheezing and sometimes difficulty breathing. Treatment is by injection of epinephrine, which reduces the body’s response to the allergen. Then oxygen, IV antihistamines and cortisone, steroid pills and/or beta agonists may be used to reduce throat constriction, ease or improve breathing and more. People with a history of anaphylaxis are often prescribed single-dose Epi-Pens by their primary-care physician or allergist for self-injection at the first sign of a reaction, decreasing the risk of worsening symptoms. Your advice about starting a new medication only when others are around in case of an emergency is good.


Your Birthday, May 7;

Your financial position could begin to strengthen over the year ahead. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) - There is a good chance you could meet someone new today and become part of their group. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) - An assignment you take on today could enhance your reputation. CANCER (June 21-July 22) - Several casual relationships you’ve enjoyed are about to become even more important to you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - Don’t hesitate to aim for targets you always thought of as being too large. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) - You may or may not like partnership arrangements, but starting today you’re likely to enter into several that could prove to be quite fruitful. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - Starting today, things could begin moving and shaking. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) - Don’t be discouraged in the romance department. Cupid is readying his bow. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - It behooves you to utilize your talents and skills to the fullest at this point in time. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - Your popularity could start to take on a more pronounced upward swing today. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) - Soon you might be able to acquire several items you’ve desired. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) - There’s a good chance you’ve been holding back what is a promising idea because of a lack of faith in yourself. ARIES (March 21-April 19) - Debts could be settled once and for all today, either what another owes you or perhaps a payment plan you may have had for some time.

14 — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Friday, May 7, 2010 14 — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, FRIDAY, May 7, 2010


Times Square suspect did dry run a day earlier

NEW YORK (AP) — A day before driving an SUV with a rigged homemade bomb into Times Square, a Pakistani-American made a test drive into the heart of the city, dropped off a getaway car blocks from his target and took a train home to Connecticut, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. The official’s account of Faisal Shahzad, who took no visitors in the shabby apartment where he hoarded a gun and low-grade fireworks for months, bolsters a growing theory that he prepared a terrorist attack in the United States on his own once he

moved back to the U.S. from five months in his native Pakistan, law enforcement officials say. But while no other suspects have been identified in the U.S., federal authorities are seriously investigating whether foreign groups in Pakistan or elsewhere financed the 30-year-old ex-budget analyst’s failed terrorist plot against New York, two law enforcement officials have told the AP. One of the officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the investigation, has said one funding source under

investigation is the Pakistani Taliban, which claimed responsibility for Saturday’s botched bombing. In Pakistan on Thursday, security officials said U.S. law enforcement officers have joined them in questioning four alleged members of another militant group, Jaish-e-Mohammad, which has been linked to the 2002 killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, over possible links to Shahzad. Pakistan’s ambassador, Husain Haqqani, said Wednesday in Massachusetts that an investigation into Shahzad’s links to Pakistan

was inconclusive so far. “I think it’s premature to start identifying groups and individuals with whom he might have trained,” he said. Shahzad, of Bridgeport, Conn., remained in custody on terrorism and weapons charges, accused of trying to detonate a crude bomb of gasoline, propane and lowgrade fireworks on a crowded Saturday night in Times Square. Officials said he has been cooperating with investigators since he was pulled off a Dubai-bound plane in New York on Monday. Attorney General Eric Holder told a Senate hearing

Thursday that Shahzad has continued to answer questions after being read his constitutional rights, rejecting criticism that reading Shahzad his Miranda rights hindered investigators. “There is simply no higher priority than disrupting the potential attacks and bringing those who plot them to justice,” Holder said. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly on Thursday said that the investigation was still in its beginnings, and that authorities were talking to Shahzad to determine if “what he’s saying is in fact the truth.”

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the estate of OSTINE M. GOWAN of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said OSTINE M. GOWAN to present them to the undersigned on or before the 30th 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 30th day of April, 2010. Vonda Huss, Executor 8718 Oakthorpe Drive Charlotte, NC 28277

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Greenhill: 2BR/1BA Immaculate condition. No pets or smoking. $425/mo. 286-4252

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Land For Sale 14+ ACRES with mountain views over 1500 ft. of road frontage. Located near Lake Lure. $65,900 248-1681 or 704-472-0191 20+/-ac., livable farm house, mixture of wooded, pasture, tillable bottom land. Country living, close to everything. Call

James L. McMillan, Jr., Co-Executor 615 Oberlin Road Raleigh, NC 27605 Lawrence E. Bolton, Co-Executor 277 W. Martin Street Raleigh, NC 27601

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Help Wanted Are you a PROFESSIONAL DRIVER and live in Rutherford County? If yes, then Truck Service is hiring FT OTR & Regional CDL Drivers. For Rutherford Co. residence only we will now accept drivers w/ 1 yr. exp. or 9 mo. exp.

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REGULAR MEETING OF THE ZONING AND PLANNING BOARD May 18, 2010 9:30 a.m. Lake Lure Municipal Center AGENDA

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Co-Executor of the estate of ANNE DEBOY LOVE of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said ANNE DEBOY LOVE to present them to the undersigned on or before the 7th day of August, 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 7th day of May, 2010.

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1. Roll Call 2. Approval of the agenda 3. Approval of the minutes from the regular meeting of March 16, 2010 4. New Business (A) Review Zoning Regulations with respect to permitted and conditional uses in the R-3 Zoning District 5. Discussion - Town Center Master Plan 6. Approval of Consent Agenda (A) Subdivision Report (B) Monthly update of an active subdivision - Overlook 7. Adjournment

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Lost Neutered male puppy Long short and black and white. 6 mo. old. Lost 5/3 in RS Central School area 305-2850

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Sweet Potato Plants Tennessee Red Taking orders now, $12.00 per hundred Call Billy Wells 245-0248 IRIS SALE select in May. Delivery and payment in July. Kiss of the Sun Garden 828-286-2662, Gerry Roberts Rfdtn: Propane stand alone heater w/vent pipe, heats 1,000 sqft. $300 919-604-1115 SWIMMING POOLS 16x32 in ground, completely installed. 30 yr. warranty. Retail $24,900. Now $10,900. Limited offer! 657-5920


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Yard Sales 151 Hidden Acres (Bus 74, near Moose Lodge) Sat. 8A-til Huge variety,

everything must go! 5 FAMILY YARD SALE at Patz Salon 231 Oak St., FC Sat. 7:30A-til Household, antiques, children’s clothes, toys (lots), jewelry, designer clothing (Lauren, Hollister, Aeropostale, Banana Republic, Kasper - all sizes). Too much to list!

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4 Family Rfdtn: 157 Collett St. Sat. 7A-12P Lots of baby clothes, furniture & lots more!

5 FAMILY YARD/ ESTATE SALE 3377 Hwy 221S (across from Harris School) Sat. 7A-until Antiques, furniture, toys, clothes, household items BIG 6 FAMILY: FC at The Hair Co. on the hill behind the cinema Saturday 7A-12P Lots of everything! BIG YARD SALE Forest City: 850 Tanners Grove Rd. Friday & Saturday 7A-until Big: Forest City Mini Warehouse unit 97 off of Meadowbrook Dr. Sat. 8A-12P Lots of items. Watch for signs Chase Baptist Church Youth Yard Sale and Hotdogs Money raised for Youth trips and Activities No Earlies! Saturday 7A-12P COMMUNITY YARD SALE several families Rfdtn: 531 Thompson Rd. Fri. 5P-7P & Sat. 8A-12P Books, household, clotheskids/women’s, furniture, collectibles FC: 223 Ive Bright Rd. (off Piney Ridge Rd.) Sat. 7A-until Adult and children clothes, toys, books, household, misc., furniture. FC: 227 Thermal Dr. (behind Adaville Baptist Church) Saturday 7A-until Vera Bradley, home interior, household items, clothes and more GIGANTIC 10 FAMILY YARD SALE Ruth: 249 US 64 Hwy. Saturday 7A-until Household, clothes, you name it, we got it. Multi-Family Rfdtn: 1007 Coxe Rd. (off Hwy 221S) Sat. 8A12P Girls and adult clothing, furniture, household, lots of misc.

Huge multi-family yard sale Ruth: 121 Northview Dorsey St. (off Hwy 64) Saturday 7A-until Huge baby sale, household, much more! HUGE YARD SALE Shiloh: 1177 Big Island Rd. Sat. 7A-1P Tons of girls 0-3T clothes and shoes, ladies clothes, shoes, wrestling figures, etc. Large Yard Sale FC: 259 Countrywood Dr. (Knollwood Sub) Saturday 7A-12P Household, clothes, furniture, misc. items, too much to mention. MULTI FAMILY FC 324 Lincoln Rd. (off Hudlow Rd.) Sat. 7A-until Household, clothes, toys, jewelry, videos. Lots of good stuff! MULTI FAMILY FC: 158 Dorothy Glen Dr. (off Hudlow Rd.) Fri. Noon & Sat. 8A Household, clothing, jewelry & misc. MULTI FAMILY YARD SALE Bostic: Martin Street Sat. 7A-until Baby/kids accessories, clothes, toys, adult/jr AE, computer desk, household and more! Two family yard sale FC: Tanners Grove Rd. across from Hawks Ridge Saturday 7A-until Kids clothes, sofa, various items! Yard Sale FC: 945 Bethany Church Rd. Saturday 7A-until YARD SALE Rfdtn: 370 Pinkwood Dr. (off of Maple Creek Rd.) Saturday 7A-until


The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, FRIDAY, May 7, 2010 — 15 NORTH CAROLINA RUTHERFORD COUNTY

North Carolina, Rutherford County AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE 10-SP-83


Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust executed by J.D. Harrison Investments, LLC by John D. Harrison, Jr, manager to MTNBK, Ltd, Trustee for Carolina First Bank, dated May 4,2007, and Recorded in Book 955 at Page 106 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 by an Order of the Clerk of Court of Rutherford County, North Carolina, dated April 7, 2010, 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 having demanded a foreclosure thereof for the purpose of satisfying said indebtedness, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the courthouse door in Rutherfordton, North Carolina, at 12:00 p.m. on the 14th day of May, 2010, the land conveyed in said Deed of Trust, the same lying and being in Lake Lure, Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows:

Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Vincent Meola Jr and Donna M Meola, husband and wife to William R. Echols Trustee(s), which was dated January 25, 2007 and recorded on January 29, 2007 in Book 938 at Page 657, Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina.

The real property located at Lot 16 and Lot 17 Blue Herron Point in Lake Lure, Rutherford County, North Carolina 28746. Together with all rights, easement, appurtenances, royalties, mineral rights, oil and gas rights, all water and riparian rights, wells, ditches and water stock, crops, timber, all diversion payments or third party payments made to crop producers and all existing and future improvements, structures, fixtures, and replacements that may now, or at any time in the future, be part of the real estate described (all referred to as Property). Being Lot Number 16 and Lot Number 17 of Blue Heron Point Subdivision as show on a plat of survey done by Brooks & Medlock Engineering, PLLC, dated December 21, 2005 and recorded in Plat Book 27, Pages 17 through 21 and as revised in Plat Book 27, Pages 189 through 193, Rutherford County Registry, to which reference is hereby made for a more full and complete description. SUBJECT TO the non-exclusive rights-of-way and easements over and across the private roads of Blue Heron Point Subdivision depicted on the plats recorded at Plat Book 27, Pages 17 through 21 and as revised by those plats recorded in Plat Book 27, Pages 189 through 193, Rutherford County Registry, and the utility easements referred to in the restrictive covenants of Blue Heron Point Subdivision recorded in Book 898, Pages 563-635, for ingress, egress and regress, and for the installation and maintenance of utilities, Rutherford County Registry. SUBJECT TO the right to use the seventy-five foot (75’) access road for ingress, regress and egress and utility easement, formerly known as Sandy Branch Road, leading to Boy’s Camp Road as shown on said plats referenced above, said access road to eventually be dedicated to the Town of Lake Lure for public use. This right of use is conveyed subject to the rights of others as detailed in deeds recorded in Deed Book 867, Pages 621-624 and Deed Book 867, Pages 629632 to use the said seventy-five foot (75’) access and utility easement. This sale is subject to taxes and all other prior liens of record. The high bidder at the sale will be required to deposit at the time of sale 5% of the purchase price or $750.00, whichever is greater. This the 26 day of April , 2010. /s/___________________ Andrea Leslie-Fite Substitute Trustee Yelton, Farfour & Fite, PA PO Box 1329 211 South Washington Street Shelby NC 28150 Phone: 704-482-7718 Fax: 704-482-6747 Publication Dates: April 30th and May 7, 2010.

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE OF NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION RUTHERFORD COUNTY 10 sp 136 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY GREGORY R. BAKER AND KANDACE H. BAKER DATED FEBRUARY 22, 2007 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 943 AT PAGE 23 IN THE RUTHERFORD COUNTY PUBLIC REGISTRY, NORTH CAROLINA NOTICE OF SALE Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in the above-referenced deed of trust and because of default in the payment of the secured indebtedness and failure to perform the stipulation and agreements therein contained and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the secured debt, the undersigned substitute trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at the county courthouse of said county at 12:30 PM on May 12, 2010 the following described real estate and any other improvements which may be situated thereon, in Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: All that certain property situated in the Township of Cool Springs in the County of Rutherford and State of North Carolina, being more fully described in a Deed dated 05/01/1996 and recorded 05/01/1996, among the land records of the County and State set forth above, in Deed Volume 669 and Page 563. Tax Map or Parcel ID NO.: 04-20775 Situate, lying and being in Cool Springs Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being the same land deeded from Arrie Kennedy and Zeb and Minnie Harrill to Lissie Peeler and recorded in Deed Book 76 at Page 71. Beginning on an iron pin, the southeast corner of this tract and Charlie Waters' corner and runs thence with Charlie Waters' line North 4 deg. 30 min. East 2155 feet to an iron pin and stone; thence with Lewis Coffey's line North 69 deg. West 382.8 feet to an iron pin on the North side of a branch; thence with Whisnant's line South 4 deg. 30 min. West 2248 feet to three Black Oaks on the South side of the Alexander Mill to Mt. Pleasant Church Road; thence crossing back across said road South 85 deg. 30 min. East 367.62 feet to the beginning, containing 18.5 acres, more or less. And Being more commonly known as: 135 Peru Ln, Forest City, NC 28043

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 May 19, 2010 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rutherford County, North Carolina, to wit: Being known and designated as Lot 86 (Revised) as shown on the map of Yellowtop Mountain Estates, Revision of Lot 85 and Lot 86, Phase Six-A, as recorded in Plat Book 25 Page 174, in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina, reference to which is hereby made for a more particular description. The above described Lot is subject to the Declaration of Restrictive Convenants for Yellowtop Mountain Estates as recorded in Deed Book 823 Page 110, and as modified in Deed Book 844 Page 805, in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina, reference to which is hereby made for a more particular description. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as: 175 Big Rock 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 Vincent Meola, Jr. and wife, Donna M. Meola. 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. 10-05586-FC01, 696359 5/7, 05/14/2010

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE OF NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION RUTHERFORD COUNTY 10 sp 137 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY TERRY MCDANIEL AND NOREEN MCDANIEL DATED AUGUST 18, 2007 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 973 AT PAGE 223 IN THE RUTHERFORD COUNTY PUBLIC REGISTRY, NORTH CAROLINA NOTICE OF SALE Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in the above-referenced deed of trust and because of default in the payment of the secured indebtedness and failure to perform the stipulation and agreements therein contained and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the secured debt, the undersigned substitute trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at the county courthouse of said county at 12:30 PM on May 12, 2010 the following described real estate and any other improvements which may be situated thereon, in Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Tract # One: Being lot Number 7 of Tom Harrill property as sub-divided and sold by the Cyclone Auction Company on September 17th, 1938 and bounded as follows: Beginning on a stake on the South side of the State Highway, said stake standing South 84 West 700 feet from the old line and the county road; thence with line of Lot 6, South 6 East 300 feet to a stake, thence South 84 West 69 feet to a stake in Wall's line; thence North 20 West 270 feet to a stake Wall's corner; thence North 68 West 132 feet to the Beginning. Tract # Two: Lying on the South side of Highway # 221 about one mile west of Caroleen, and bounded as follows: Beginning on a stake the Tom Harrill and C.D. Wall old corner in the old road and runs with a new line North 20 West 60 feet to the center of the Highway; thence with it North 83 East 140 feet to a stake; thence South 6 East 20 feet to a stake, old corner of Tom Harrill and C.D. Wall property; thence with their old line South 69 West 132 feet to the beginning. This being a part of a one-half acre tract described in a Deed from George W. Rollins and wife, Susie Rollins to J.S. Hall, and registered in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County in Book 103 at Page 591, and also described in a Deed by Oscar J. Mooneyham, Commissioner to D.S. Wall and Rebecca Wall. And Being more commonly known as: 1352 US Hwy 221A, Forest City, NC 28043

The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are Gregory R. Baker and Kandace H. Baker.

The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are Terry McDaniel and Noreen McDaniel.

The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS." Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale. Any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. This sale is made subject to all prior liens and encumbrances, and unpaid taxes and assessments including but not limited to any transfer tax associated with the foreclosure. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. This sale will be held open ten days for upset bids as required by law. Following the expiration of the statutory upset period, all remaining amounts are IMMEDIATELY DUE AND OWING. Failure to remit funds in a timely manner will result in a Declaration of Default and any deposit will be frozen pending the outcome of any re-sale.

The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS." Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale. Any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. This sale is made subject to all prior liens and encumbrances, and unpaid taxes and assessments including but not limited to any transfer tax associated with the foreclosure. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. This sale will be held open ten days for upset bids as required by law. Following the expiration of the statutory upset period, all remaining amounts are IMMEDIATELY DUE AND OWING. Failure to remit funds in a timely manner will result in a Declaration of Default and any deposit will be frozen pending the outcome of any re-sale.

SPECIAL NOTICE FOR LEASEHOLD TENANTS: If you are a tenant residing in the property, be advised that an Order for Possession of the property may be issued in favor of the purchaser. Also, if your lease began or was renewed on or after October 1, 2007, be advised that you may terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. You may be liable for rent due under the agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination.

SPECIAL NOTICE FOR LEASEHOLD TENANTS: If you are a tenant residing in the property, be advised that an Order for Possession of the property may be issued in favor of the purchaser. Also, if your lease began or was renewed on or after October 1, 2007, be advised that you may terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. You may be liable for rent due under the agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination.

The date of this Notice is April 21, 2010. Grady Ingle Substitute Trustee 8520 Cliff Cameron Drive, Suite 300 Charlotte, NC 28269 (704) 333-8107 09-114856

The date of this Notice is April 21, 2010. Grady Ingle Substitute Trustee 8520 Cliff Cameron Drive, Suite 300 Charlotte, NC 28269 (704) 333-8107 10-002512

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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 David Bruce, dated March 25, 2004 and recorded on March 31, 2004, in Book No. 782, at Page 527 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina; and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness secured thereby and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements contained therein and, pursuant to demand of the holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will place for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at Courthouse Steps, on May 19, 2010 at 1:30 PM that parcel of land, including improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the City of Rutherfordton, County of Rutherford, State of North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows:




Being a portion of a 5 acre tract of land described in Deed Book 180 at Page 44, RCR and described by metes and bounds according to survey of Clyde C. Sorrels, RLS, dated April, 1981 as follows: BEGINNING on an iron pin in the Eastern line of said 35 acre tract, said iron pin being located 97 feet South 26 degrees West from an iron pin at a large rock, Northeast corner of said 35 acre tract, and runs thence with line of same South 26 degrees West 210 feet to an iron pin in said line; thence a new line North 78 degrees West 215 feet to an iron pin, a new corner; thence anew line North 26 degrees East 210 feet to an iron pin, a new corner; thence South 78 degrees East 215 feet to the BEGINNING, containing about one acre, more or less. THERE IS ALSO CONVEYED HEREWITH an easement described in Deed dated March 11, 1974 from Wallace D. Stacey and wife, to Dean R. Stacey, el als and also an Easement described in Deed Book 411 at Page 225, RCR.


TAKE NOTICE THAT: Raintree Realty and Construction, Inc., Substitute Trustee, has begun proceedings to FORECLOSE under the Deed of Trust described below, and by under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in such Deed of Trust, and an Order entered by the Clerk of Superior Court of the above County, will sell the below described property at public auction as follows: 1. The instrument pursuant to which such sale will be held is that certain Deed of Trust executed by Sharon Allen Lloyd, original mortgagors, and recorded in the Office of the Rutherford County Register of Deeds in Deed of Trust Book 0733, at Page 0709. The record owner of such property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds not more than ten (10) days prior to posting this Notice of Sale, if not the original mortgagors, is: N/A. 2. The property will be sold by the Substitute Trustee at 1:00 p.m. on the 20th day of May, 2010 at the above named County Courthouse door in the City of Rutherfordton, North Carolina. 3. The real property to be sold is generally known as 307 Main Street, Chimney Rock, North Carolina, and is described as follows:

TRACT TWO: Situate, lying and being in Sulphur Springs Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina and being a portion of that property conveyed by deed duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rutherford County, North Carolina in Deed Book 710 at Page 178 and being more particularly described by metes and bounds as follows:

SITUATE, lying and being in the Town of Chimney Rock, Chimney Rock Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being a portion of the Sherman property described in Deed Book 455, Page 383 and being described in accordance with a plat of survey done by Professional Surveying Services dated April 27, 1998, as follows:

BEGINNING at an existing iron pin said pin being located in the Southern line of the Billy Wayne Thompson and wife, Christine Thompson property as recorded in Deed book 582 at page 303, RCR and runs thence South 71 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds East 162.05 feet to a new iron pin; thence South 29 degrees 01 minutes 23 seconds West 196.50 feet to a new iron pin at a fence corner; thence South 09 degrees 43 minutes 38 seconds East 105.21 feet to a new iron at a fence corner; thence South 41 degrees 8 minutes 46 seconds West 49.44 feet to a new iron pin at a fence corner; thence North 58 degrees 37 minutes 18 seconds West 81.29 feet to a new iron pin; thence South 29 degrees 30 minutes 04 seconds West 68.03 feet to a new iron pin; thence North 64 degrees 28 minutes 07 seconds West 90.43 feet to a point; thence North 22 degrees 23 minutes 22 seconds East 63.52 feet to an existing iron pin; thence North 22 degrees 23 minutes 35 seconds East 210.09 feet to an existing iron pin; thence North 22 degrees 22 minutes 56 seconds East 96.35 feet to the point and place of BEGINNING, containing 1.30 acres more or less.

BEGINNING at an existing iron pin located on the southern right of way edge of U. S. Highway 64-74A, said beginning existing iron pin being the common northernmost corner of the tract described herein ant (sic) the Strickland property described in Deed Book 676, page 209, said beginning existing iron pin being located South 48 degrees 37 minutes 03 seconds East 183.36 feet, South 55 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East 154.00 feet, South 57 degrees 29 minutes 11 seconds East 103.91 feet from an existing PK nail set in the intersection of Bridge Street, S.R. 1190, with U. S. Highway 64-74A, and running thence from said beginning existing iron pin along and with the Strickland boundary South 19 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds West 56.66 feet, passing an existing iron pin at 20.25 feet, to a point near the Rocky Broad River, thence leaving the Strickland boundary and running along and with the river North 63 degrees 26 minutes 45 seconds West 101.84 feet to a point; thence leaving the river and running along a new line North 19 degrees 21 minutes 29 seconds East 67.55 feet to a point in the southern right of way edge of U. S. Highway 64-74A, thence running along and with the southern right of way of the road South 57 degrees 29 minutes 11 seconds East 103.91 feet to the point and place of BEGINNING and containing 0.14 acres, more or less.


Being the same and identical property which was conveyed by John Ryan and wife, Sharon Z. Ryan to Sharon Allen Lloyd, by deed dated June 4, 2003, and of record in Deed Book 821, at Page 937, Rutherford County Registry. Any property described in the Deed of Trust which is not being offered for sale is described as follows: N/A.

Present Record Owners: Sharon Bruce 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 its sole discretion, if it believes the challenge to have merit, may declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy.

4. Any buildings located on the above-described property are also included in the sale. 5. The property will be sold by the Substitute Trustee to the highest bidder for CASH. The highest bidder will be required to deposit IN CASH with the Substitute Trustee at the date and time of the sale the greater of five percent (5.0%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty and no/100 Dollars ($750.00). 6. All bidders bid for the property AS IS on the date of sale. Absolutely no warranties are made as to the condition, value or title of the property. While the Substitute Trustee believes the title to be good, all bidders are advised that they should obtain independent counsel to examine record title as the property is sold subject to prior record interests. The Noteholder has reserved the right to withdraw the sale up to and until the Deed is delivered by the Substitute Trustee. 7. The property will be sold subject to all unpaid taxes and special assessments. 8. The property being sold is all of that property described in the Deed of Trust except as specifically set forth above. It is the intention to extinguish any and all rights or interests in the property subordinate to the Deed of Trust.

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.

9. 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.

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 as Foreclosure Act which became effective May 20, 2009.

Dated: April 28, 2010

THIS the 1st day of April, 2010.

David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee By:________________________________ Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC Attorneys for David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee 2701 Coltsgate Road, Suite 300 Charlotte, NC 28211-3594 Posted:_______ Witness:_______ Assistant/Deputy Clerk of Superior Court

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Nation/world World Today Mumbai attacker gets death

Election officials count the first ballot papers from the Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath Constituency in Kirkcaldy, Scotland during Britain’s General Election. Associated Press

Exit polls show Tories leading LONDON (AP) — The Conservatives captured the largest number of seats and the ruling Labour Party suffered substantial losses Thursday in Britain’s national election, according to television projections based on exit polls. The projected result did not bode well for Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Britain’s prime minister since 2007, and triggered widespread uncertainty over who will form the next government. The country’s top three parties — the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats — immediately began jockeying for position in possible coalition. Frustrated voters, meanwhile, said they were turned away from polling stations and some stations appeared overwhelmed by late voter turnout — a sign of the intense interest in this election. An analysis by Britain’s main television networks suggested David Cameron’s Conservative party will win 305 House of Commons seats, short of the 326 seats needed for a majority. The projections also showed a substantial drop for Brown’s ruling Labor Party, giving it 255 seats — its smallest number since 1987. Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrats were seen as winning 61 seats — far less than had been expected. Smaller parties got 29 other seats. The projection suggests that

the Conservatives will gain 95 seats, Labour will lose 94 and the Liberal Democrats will lose one. If the vote does not give any party a majority, that could produce a destabilizing period of political wrangling and uncertainty. Brown could resign if he feels the results have signaled he has lost his mandate to rule, or he could try to stay on as leader and seek a deal in which smaller parties would support him. “Let’s see how it pans out. Gordon will know whether he should stay on or not,” Labour Home Secretary Alan Johnson said. “I think Gordon deserves the dignity to look at these things and make up his own mind.” Hard results began to trickle in about an hour after polls closed. The first seat to declare, Houghton and Sunderland South in northern England, was retained by Labour. Hundreds of British voters across the country claimed they were unable to vote because they were left still standing in long lines when polls closed at 10 p.m. (2100 GMT, 5 p.m. EDT). Police in London said they were called to a polling station in east London when about 50 angry voters denied the chance to cast their ballot staged a sitin protest. Voters in Sheffield, Newcastle and elsewhere in London also complained that

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they had been denied a vote because of lines as polls closed. Theresa May, a senior Conservative Party lawmaker, said the exit poll result showed Labour’s heaviest losses since 1931, and that the incumbent party had lost “the legitimacy to govern.” But Labour’s Business Secretary, Peter Mandelson, pointed out that the sitting prime minister is traditionally given the first chance to form a government. “The rules are that if it’s a hung Parliament, it’s not the party with the largest number of seats that has first go, it’s the government,” he said. “I have no problem in principle in trying to supply this country with a stable government.” He extended an olive branch to the Liberal Democrats, who have called to end the first-past-thepost system, where the number of districts won — not the popular vote — determines who leads the country. “There has to be electoral reform as a result of this election,” Mandelson said. “Firstpast the-post is on its last legs.” The results may yet change. Projecting elections based on exit polls is inherently risky — particularly in an exceptionally close election like this one. Polls are based on samples and always have some margin of error.

MUMBAI, India (AP) — An Indian court sentenced the only surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai attacks to death Thursday, a punishment officials hoped would send a message to archrival Pakistan to stop future violence as fears about the global reach of militancy based on its soil grow. Judge M.L. Tahaliyani gave Mohammed Ajmal Kasab multiple death sentences for murder, waging war against India, conspiracy and terrorism. He also handed down penalties for over two dozen other offenses ranging to life in prison. “He shall be hanged by his neck until he is dead,” Tahaliyani said. Kasab cried silently as he heard the penalties, his shoulders shaking as he hid his face with his hand. Guards helped him out of the courtroom briefly for a glass of water. A photograph of Kasab, 22, striding through Mumbai’s main train station, an assault rifle in hand, became the iconic image of the threeday siege in November 2008 that claimed the lives of 166 people. Kasab was one of 10 young Pakistanis who attacked two luxury hotels, a Jewish center and a busy train station in India’s financial capital. Millions watched the mayhem unfold live on television.

Russian special forces free ship ABOARD THE SWEDISH WARSHIP CARLSKRONA (AP) — Russian special forces rappelled onto a disabled oil tanker taken over by Somali pirates and freed 23 Russian sailors early Thursday, the commander of the EU Naval Force said. Ten pirates were arrested and one was killed. The raid on the Liberian-flagged ship Moscow University came 24 hours after pirates had taken the ship over and the crew locked itself in a safe room. The vessel is carrying 86,000 tons of crude oil worth about $50 million. The special forces had been aboard the Russian anti-submarine destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov, which rushed to the scene after Wednesday’s seajacking. A helicopter was dispatched to investigate and was fired on by the pirates, EU Naval Force said. The Russian warship returned fire on the pirates, it said. Ten pirates were detained and one pirate was killed, the Russian state news agency ITAR-Tass cited Vladimir Markin as saying. Markin is the spokesman for Russia’s Investigative Committee. There are wounded pirates, he said without giving details. Russian officials were preparing for the pirates to be delivered to Moscow to face criminal charges, Markin said.

NATO soldier killed in attack KABUL (AP) — NATO says an allied soldier has died following a small-arms attack in southern Afghanistan. The allied coalition did not provide further details Thursday about the incident a day earlier. The death raises to seven the number of NATO soldiers killed in the country so far this month.

Abbas: Hamas smuggling arms RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian president has accused Hamas militants of smuggling large amounts of weapons into the West Bank, just as peace talks with Israel are getting under way. President Mahmoud Abbas said in a newspaper interview published Thursday that his forces have largely thwarted the smuggling efforts. He says they confiscate weapons, explosives and other equipment from Hamas operatives every day. The comments, made to the London-based Arabic daily Sharq al-Awsat, appeared to be aimed at easing Israeli concerns as indirect U.S.mediated peace talks begin this week.

Points To Ponder Lanny funchess

––– funeraL director –––

THIRD PARTY CASKETS                          

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There has been a recent wave of companies who have begun selling caskets directly to the consumer. This is nothing new and has in fact been around for many years. Sources outside the funeral home (what the funeral industry call “third party” casket dealers) may include: storefront retail casket stores, online casket stores, and even national retail chains. It is important to realize that a family has every legal right to purchase a casket from an outside source. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) dictates that no family should be penalized for purchasing a casket outside of the funeral home. A funeral home is disallowed from charging a handling fee or making it difficult for a third party casket to be used. However, the FTC does allow the funeral home to package their services and a discount may be given to families who purchase the casket directly from the

funeral home. Purchasing a casket from a third party does involve its risks and drawbacks however. The primary concerns I have seen with such arrangements has been the logistics in receiving a casket in time to meet the time line of the service and the condition of the casket after being shipped. This is especially true for caskets purchased through an online source or national retail chain. It can be noted that over 97% of all caskets are still sold by funeral homes; for most families dealing with their local funeral director proves to be the most effective mode of purchasing a casket for their loved one.

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