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RUTHERFORDTON — A new jobs-related website and the expansion of an Internet service provider network were announced Monday by Foothills Connect Business and Technology Center. The website, whose address is www.jobsrutherford.com, is an online link between employers and job seekers in the Rutherford County region. The site was created by Foothills Connect.

“Our most important bit of news is a new website that has been created with the help of Zurve Communications in Rutherfordton to help workers and employers in Rutherford County make a connection,” said Jim Brown, assistant to the executive director at Foothills Connect, during a press conference Monday morning. “It allows employers to post jobs and it allows prospective employees to search for them and to create and post online resumes. Please see Foothills, Page 6A

LAKE LURE — As people from around the world make preparations for travel here in September, the Town of Lake Lure is doing its part to welcome the tourists for the Dirty Dancing Festival. Meeting at 7 p.m. today in the Lake Lure Municipal Center, Town Council will be asked to approve amendments between the Town and Firefly Cove, Inc. and to consider other requests regarding the festival slated for Sept. 17-18. Mayor Bob Keith said the town will take action regarding the placement of a large white tent on the premises of Firefly Cove, Inc. for the festival. Since the tent exceeds the size specified in the ordinance, Suzy Smoyer, Planner/Subdivision Administration, will ask the town to consider an amendment allowing the placement of the tent. No more than 400 will be in the tent at one time. Michelle Yelton, co-director of the festival, will also ask Council to consider approving a Fabric Structure Permit, submitted on behalf of the Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber of Commerce regarding the gala. The issues are to ensure property safety measures are being followed by people using the large tent and also to make sure the tent material is flame resistant. Yelton has also requested the town suspend its peddling ordinance during the festival, is asking to use certain town property for the festival, is asking for 50 parking spaces to be restricted at Morse Park Meadows for event entertainers, vendors, staff and volunteers. Yelton is also requesting the Please see Council, Page 6A

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FOREST CITY — A retired North Carolina Highway Patrol sergeant is in the neurotrauma intensive care unit at Mission Hospitals, Asheville after he hit a deer near his home Friday at about 11:30 p.m. Mike Benfield of Dixie Trail was riding his 1993 Honda motorcycle when a deer ran out in front of him, he hit the deer and then crashed off the right side of the road. When NCHP D.R. Walker arrived at the wreck scene at about 11:30 p.m., Benfield was actually up talking with Rutherford County EMS personnel. But when he arrived at Rutherford Hospital, his condition turned bad very quickly, said Sgt. Kevin Owens. Please see Injured, Page 6A


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Carolinas Today Perdue declines to sign last bill RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue will let the final bill on her desk become law without her signature because she’s concerned it tries to weaken her budget authority. Perdue signed into law 108 bills approved by the Legislature after it adjourned in July. Perdue’s office said Monday the governor won’t veto the last bill but instead let it become law when the clock strikes midnight. The measure allows University of North Carolina campuses to keep money they save from energy conservation programs. Perdue spokeswoman Chrissy Pearson said the governor questions a sentence telling her she can’t reduce budgeted university funds to cancel out the extra cash campuses save. Pearson said Perdue will write legislative leaders on Tuesday asking them to consider deleting that sentence next year.

Safety patrols increase on I-26

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — You can call it a South Carolina blue light special as the Associated Press Highway Patrol and other agencies step up trafIn an Aug. 8 photo, Richard Leopold loads a donated van with boxes for shipment to Afghanistan. Army Maj. fic enforcement along Interstate 26 between Jeff Leopold deployed last week for the fourth time to Afghanistan, operations officer for a Fort Bragg-based Charleston and Columbia. intelligence batallion. When he got there, a large container holding a year’s worth of belongings for 70 of his Highway Patrol Capt. C.N. Williamson of the troops — including his own — was waiting. Yet they opened it, it was empty. Now Leopold’s family in Charlotte patrol’s North Charleston-based troop announced is spearheading an effort to replenish what the troops lost in the theft. Monday a special four-person patrol unit is being formed to focus on a particularly deadly 22-mile stretch of the interstate between Charleston and Interstate 95. Twenty-six people have died along that section of the highway since the start of 2007, many in oneCHARLOTTE (AP) — Before vehicle accidents. Ten of the fatalities occurred employees at a store in Steele or gray), hygiene items, shower he shipped out for a fourth tour last year. Creek, where the Leopolds buy sandals, iPods, iPod docks, of Afghanistan, Army Maj. Jeff Interstate 26 runs from Charleston, northgroceries, bought more items. extension cords and power Leopold spent hundreds of dolwest past Columbia and Spartanburg, and on The women’s club and country strips and alarm clocks. lars on toothpaste, socks, sheets, club at the Palisades developinto North Carolina. It is the only interstate link “They badly need alarm shampoo, shower sandals, ment in southwest Mecklenburg, clocks,” she said. “They’re having inland from Charleston. deodorant, lotions and T-shirts where the Leopolds live, got a hard time getting up without — anything he’d need for a involved. So did doctors and them.” Man gets new sentencing hearing year’s deployment. nurses at Presbyterian Hospital, It’s not the first time that the COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A man condemned to With them, he packed photos where their daughter, Erin contents of Milvans have been death is getting a new sentencing trial after South of family, uniforms, winter gear, Washburn, is a pediatrician. stolen, the Army said. Carolina’s highest court ruled Monday that prosbooks, DVDs and his faithful Sunbelt Rentals near Fort Gear from two units of the ecutors should not have likened the Muslim man iPod, dropping everything into a Mill, S.C., called and said they 519th was stolen somewhere to terrorists who attacked the United States on Milvan, a giant military-owned had a few boxes of items they’d between the major seaport in shipping box, that also held the collected. Karachi, Pakistan and Bagram, Sept. 11. In October 2003, a Myrtle Beach jury found belongings of 70 of his comrades “I was expecting a couple of said Sgt. Maj. Sharon Opeka, Angle Joe Perrie Vasquez, 31, guilty in the March in the Fort Bragg-based 519th boxes, and there were eight or public affairs officer for the 2002 shooting deaths of Kuma Walker and Joseph Military Intelligence Battalion. nine,” Sherry Leopold said. “I 525th Battlefield Surveillance Williams, who had fired Vasquez for using profanThe Milvan was shipped three burst into tears when I read Brigade. ity in front of customers and another employee. months ago, so it would be wait- the card they’re sending: It said The theft won’t delay the During the sentencing phase of the trial — ing for the troops. ’This isn’t a ’Thank You’ card. 519th’s mission, she said, addwhich happened over the second anniversary of Yet two weeks ago, when It’s an ’Eternally Grateful’ card ing the troops “have coordithe Sept. 11 attacks — Solicitor Greg Hembree they went to get their stuff at for all you do.’ Then they all nated to have their military talked extensively about the tragic impact of the Bagram Air Base, the box had wrote their names on it.” items replaced.” They’ll also be attacks and called Vasquez, a Muslim who wore a been cleaned out. Everything Monday, about 1,500 pounds allowed to file claims for their prayer cap during his trial, a “domestic terrorist.” had been stolen. of items are being flown to personal belongings — but it Since then, people in Fort Bagram — the shipment paid could take months to be reimBragg and Charlotte have been for by Mercedes Benz of South bursed. Deaf, blind schools raise debate rallying to resupply the stolen Charlotte, where the Leopolds The Army is investigating the RALEIGH (AP) — A North Carolina public items. have bought cars. They loaned theft, Opeka said. school leader says the state education agency isn’t Leopold’s parents in Charlotte, the Leopolds a commercial van Richard and Sherry Leopold, to get it all to the post office. Jeff Leopold has spent 14 years equipped to educate deaf and blind students. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports Monday have spearheaded the drive “I have been really moved by in the Army and has seen a that state legislators unhappy with students’ acahere. The unit’s support group at the support and cooperation lot of combat in that time. He Fort Bragg also has taken up a for these troops,” said Richard e-mailed that he’s moved by the demic performance recently transferred control of collection. Leopold, a federal judge who Charlotte efforts to resupply the the three state-run schools for the deaf and blind to the Department of Public Instruction. Transplants from Los Angeles hears Social Security cases. troops. His comrades, he said, Now state Board of Education Chairman Bill 2 1/2 years ago, the Leopolds “People here tend to take care of are aware of the generosity. Harrison wants to give the schools back to the are learning quickly about the one another. “We have been amazed by the state Department of Health and Human Services. region’s generosity. “These soldiers lost everyresponse and humbled by the Harrison says he does not think the state’s schools Strangers and friends in Los thing. Some things, like family efforts of the Charlotte comagency has the resources or experience to run the Angeles and Charlotte have photos, can’t be replaced. I’m munity as well as the 519th three special schools. stepped up with cash donations sure they’re in a trash can now, Family Readiness Group and The state has residential schools for deaf chiland sheets, blankets, towels, somewhere in Pakistan.” other great organizations such dren in Morganton and in Wilson. 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N.C. has more than its share of snakebites

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RALEIGH (AP) — Matt Jenkins thought he had run over a stick in the road until it struck out and bit his bare foot. The marathon runner was on a lonely road near Franklin, not far from the Tennessee state line, less than three days from completing a 760-mile barefoot run across North Carolina to raise money for the Western Youth Network. That journey’s finish is now about two weeks off, as Jenkins recovers from what turned out to be a bite from a copperhead. “It felt like a yellowjacket sting on my foot at first,” he said after being treated at a nearby hospital. “I didn’t realize it was a snake bite until it started swelling up.” Jenkins’ encounter is increasingly familiar. One researcher estimates that there are 19 snakebites per 100,000 people in North Carolina, compared with a national average of four bites. Perhaps more alarming is where the bites are taking Jean Gordon/Daily Courier place. Development around cities like Raleigh Kenneth Ray Dover, 55, of Rutherfordton (far left) was traveling east on U.S. 74 Monday morning when he and Charlotte has more people in areas that were lost control of his 1999 Ford pickup truck, ran off the road to the right and collided with a guard rail. The truck once unpopulated woodlands, so encounters with traveled down a slight embankment before coming to a rest on its wheels. Dover told North Carolina Highway vipers are on the rise. Patrolman M.D. McSwain that he passed out before running off the road. Dover was taken to Rutherford “Snakes have no desire to come across your Hospital by Rutherford EMS for treatment of a knee injury. He was charged with revoked license and failure to path, but it happens more and more with more maintain lane control. Also assisting at the scene were Forest City firefighters (above) and Forest City police people and more suburbs,” said Dr. Ben German, officers. an emergency department physician at WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh who researches snakes. Although being on the business end of a snake’s fangs is terrifying, it’s not the instantly-fatal experience familiar from Hollywood films. Fewer than a dozen people die from snake bites every year, well below the number killed annually by lightning strikes. And bites from copperheads, the n Guy Thomas Kennedy, 39, Sheriff’s Reports Forest City most frequently encountered venomous snake in of 170 W. View St.; charged n The Rutherford County n The Forest City Police North Carolina, are almost never fatal. with probation violation; placed Sheriff’s Office responded to Department responded to The spring and autumn are when snakes are under a $1,000 unsecured bond 222 E-911 calls Saturday and 90 E-911 calls Saturday and most active in North Carolina. Copperheads genand a hold. (Probation) Sunday. Sunday. erally give birth in the late summer and fall, and n Danny Lynn Padgett, 52, those baby snakes are more aggressive than adult n Nancy Cornwell Winker of 559 W.V. Thompson Road; n An employee from Dollar vipers. Emergency rooms tend to see a spike in reported a breaking and entercharged with assault on a General reported an incident of bite wounds around this time of year. ing and the theft of wine. female; released on a $1,000 shoplifting/ concealment. But many bites result from unwise efforts to n Kevin Melvin reported vanunsecured bond. (RCSD) n An officer from the Forest capture, kill or otherwise handle snakes, known dalism to a mailbox. n Jimmy Ray Cook, 44, of 536 City Police Department reported as “illegitimate bites.” n Perry D. Enlow reported the an incident of found property. Evans/ Edwards Road; charged “’Illegitimate bites’ is medical speak for ’you theft of medication and other with five counts of obtain propn An incident of indecent shouldn’t have done that,”’ said Tanith Tyrr, a items from a vehicle. erty by false pretense; placed exposure was reported. Raleigh herpetologist. For a fee, Tyrr will advise n Jack C. Hoyle reported the under a $60,000 secured bond. n An officer from the Forest property owners on ways to reduce the appeal of theft of a television. City Police Department reported (RCSD) their land to snakes — for instance, getting rid of n Jennifer Lynn Jones reportn Christopher Kenneth an incident of found property dripping water sources, grain in open bins or scated the theft of a laptop comn Heidi Payton reported a lar- Humphries, 16, of 170 Veneer tered birdseed that attracts the rodents that are puter. Road; charged with local ordiceny. gobbled up by snakes. n Mary Lee Parker reported nance consume alcohol by n Francia Lopez reported an “It’s relatively easy to avoid getting bitten,” she the theft of a bicycle. less than 19; freed on a $500 Forest City Daily Courier_Ruth Co People_1.833inx3in assault with a deadly weapon said. “Just have a healthy, reasonable respect for n Wade Douglas Yelton unsecured bond and a custody and armed robbery. them.” reported the theft of money and n Donna Jolley reported a lar- release. (RCSD) Prompt medical treatment is the best response a 1984 Pontiac. n Ruben Lopez, 47, of 317 ceny. The incident occurred on to a snake bite. The availability of antivenom has n Donald Gene Chancey Harmon St.; charged with South Broadway Street. reduced the number of fatalities to eight or so per reported the fraudulent sale of a unauthorized use of a motor year out of an annual total of about 8,000 venvehicle. vehicle; placed under a $1,000 omous bites, according to Dr. Gregory Juckett, a Arrests n Ernest Albert Bryant reportsecured bond. (RCSD) professor at the West Virginia University School of n Tammy Sheppard Cofer, ed the theft of air conditioning Medicine. 48, of Flack Road, Forest City; units. Citations But antivenom is costly. Its manufacture charged with driving while n Virginia Neal reported a requires getting venom from snakes and injecting n Michelle Marie impaired, possession of an open breaking and/or entering. it into sheep, which in turn produce antibodies to Trumbley, 26, of Pipers Neck, container of alcoholic beverage combat it. Rutherfordton; cited for open and careless and reckless drivRutherfordton The average treatment costs about $20,000 for container; released on a written ing; released on a $1,000 unsethe antivenom alone. Multiple doses, such as in n The Rutherfordton Police promise to appear. (FCPD) cured bond. (FCPD) cases of bites from deadlier rattlesnakes, can easDepartment responded to n Anthony Koshun Hughes, ily rack up $100,000 in antivenom costs. 54 E-911 calls Saturday and 33, of Third Street; charged EMS/Rescue Sunday. with larceny and second-degree n The Rutherford County trespass; released on a written EMS responded to 71 E-911 calls promise to appear. (FCPD) Spindale Saturday and Sunday. n Max Henry Head, 70, of n The Volunteer Life Saving n The Spindale Police Harmon Street, Forest City; and Rescue, Hickory Nut Department responded to arrested on a warrant for assault Gorge EMS and Rutherford 60 E-911 calls Saturday and with a deadly weapon; released County Rescue responded to Sunday. on a $2,000 unsecured bond. five E-911 calls Saturday and (FCPD) Sunday. Lake Lure n Cynthia Rollins Huskey, 56, n The Lake Lure Police of 139 Rome St.; charged with Department responded to driving while impaired; released Fire calls n Sandy Mush firefighters nine E-911 calls Saturday and on a $1,000 unsecured bond. responded to a brush fire. Sunday. (NCHP)

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in Arden when it exploded. Skyland Fire Chief Dennis Presley says a liquid was thrown on the fire. He says the 13-yearold suffered second- and thirddegree burns on 80 percent of his body. The 8-year-old was burned on more than half of her body, and 20 percent of the tod-

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n recent years, the problem of the abuse of prescription medications is an increasing concern. One of the things that pushed this issue into the spotlight was the revelation that thousands of young people are raiding their parents medicine cabinets to get pills which they trade with others children in schools. Now a new concern is being brought to the forefront — the problem of impaired drivers. We are talking about grandma and grandpa, mom and dad and anyone else who may be taking a prescription drug that could affect their ability to operate a motor vehicle. Apparently this is becoming a major problem in some places. Please pay attention to those warnings on the medicine bottle. Many of today’s medicines can have as much impact on driving ability as a night of drinking at the corner bar.

Our readers’ views Praises doctor working at community clinic To the editor: So often we read stories that are negative about our health care providers, but in my case, it’s quite the opposite. I am writing to show my appreciation for Dr. Darlene Dunn who sees patients at the community clinic. She is such a classy lady and she takes her job seriously. She genuinely cares for her patients. She doesn’t rush you out of her office like so many doctors do. She listens and answers all of your question and when you leave you really feel as though she’s going to do everything within her power to help you get better and if she can’t help you, she’ll direct you to someone who can. I am sure I speak for many of her patients who when we are at the clinic and we ask who’s the doctor today, and the receptionist says Dr. Dunn, we all smile because as the Allstate phrase states, it is at that moment that we know, “we’re in good hands.” So once again, thank you Dr. Dunn for giving us all quality care, your dedication and most of all your compassion Vernita Davis Forest City

ty of people out there that would like to know about their heritage but have no idea how to start. I have the answer. The Genealogy Society of Old Tryon County which is located at 319 Doggett Road. With the advent of the internet, interest is down at all societies, so they need all the help they can get. I would urge all to become a member. It is only $20 per year and they really could use the money. You don’t have to be a member to use the facilities. They have some really knowledgeable people volunteering there that can help you find where you came from and lots about your family history. It can be a very inexpensive

hobby. Come on out and join in on the fun. They are open several hours per day except Sunday. W. D. Floyd Forest City

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Author’s study of revenge may offer some insight This November a lot of good elected public officials — along with, it must be said, some sorry ones, too — are going to lose their jobs. When times are bad, or when voters are angry for any reason, there are few options for them to register their discontent other than voting against whoever happens to be in office. Maybe you heard the story of the older blind woman who was assisted in the voting booth by a younger friend. “Do you want to vote for John Brown or Bob White?” the young friend could be heard asking. The older woman’s voice boomed through the hall, “Which one is ‘in’?” “Mr. Brown.” “Then vote for the other one.” Down the ballot, the older woman directed “the other one,” after finding out which candidate was ”in.” Does irrational behavior like the older woman’s voting choices pay off? Does it accomplish things that perfectly rational con-

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duct just cannot achieve? These are the kind of questions that Duke professor Dan Ariely deals with in his new book, The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home. Ariely’s new book follows up his best selling Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions. That book’s main point was that many important decisions we make every day are not based on a rational determination of what is best for us from an economic viewpoint. The new book’s title indicates that there might be a considerable “upside” to all the irrational decisions that we make. Actually, Ariely mostly continues to point

Many players took the full revenge. Most interestingly, he measured the brain activity of the revengers. Their brain activity indicated they took great pleasure with their actions — those who punished the most taking the greatest pleasure. out the downsides of our irrational choices and make suggestions about how to make better choices. But he does give some interesting exceptions. For instance, he shows how there may be some “upside” to the normally irrational response of revenge when we are done wrong. He describes why a donkey thief might pass by the opportunity to steal an animal from someone who “is not always rational and … in fact … the dark-souled, vengeful type who would chase you to the ends of the earth, take back not only my donkey but all of your goats, and leave you a bloody mess to boot.”

Would you steal this man’s donkey? Ariely: “My guess is that you would not.” Even when there is no social utility to it, the compulsion for revenge is powerful. Ariel measured the compulsion in a “trust games” experiment. Each of two people were given $10. One person is given the option to keep his $10 or give it to the second person. If he gives it to the second person, that person gets an additional $30 so that he has a total of $50. He then has the option to keep the $50 or to give $25 back to the first person. In the game, some gave and some kept it all. Ariely added a twist.

For the people who got nothing back, he gave a chance to get revenge. They could put up their own money to punish the ones who had failed to share with them. For every $2 the first person put up, $4 would be taken away from the second person. So, if he put up $25, the second person would lose all his winnings. Many players took the full revenge. Most interestingly, says Ariely, he measured the brain activity of the revengers. Their brain activity indicated they took great pleasure with their actions — those who punished the most taking the greatest pleasure. The revenge that some voters take this fall may not be in their long-term best interests. But if we could measure the pleasure their acts of electoral revenge give them, we might understand better why democracy does not always deliver the most rational result. Martin hosts UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch, which airs Sundays at 5 p.m.


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Obituaries J.B. Owens

Lloyd Graham

Carl Moore

J.B. Owens, 87, of Bostic, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, at Fair Haven Home. He was the son of the late Andy Hellon Owens and Callie Long Owens. He was a member of Sandy Level Baptist Church, and was retired from Reeves Brothers, and was a used car dealer for more than 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Sadie Ramsey Owens; two daughters, Nancy Millwood of Forest City, and Rachel Hamrick of Bostic; a son, Steve Owens of Hartselle, Ala.; three sisters, Ethel Atchley of Bostic, Ruby Warrick of High Point and Sybil Eccleston of Kure Beach; a brother, Allen Owens of Fort Mill, S.C.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Sandy Level Baptist Church with the Rev. Robbie Hensley will officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043. Washburn & Dorsey is in charge of arrangements.

Lloyd Francis Graham, 86, of Forest City, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, at his residence. A native of Cumberland County, he was a son of the late Henry and Mae Owens Graham. He was retired from Draper, Rockwell, Boeing International after more than 50 years in the textile industry. During his career he was able to travel to Egypt, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Mexico and Nigeria performing his job as a loom technician. He was a member of Cliffside Baptist Church, Cliffside Masonic Lodge and was a veteran of the Army. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Betty Scruggs Graham of the home; a daughter, Lynn Graham Church; and three grandchildren.

Carl Wesley Moore, 62, of Houston, Texas, died Tuesday, July 27, 2010. A native of Ellenboro, he was a son of the late Jesse M. and Ruth T. Moore. He was a graduate of Chase High School and attended N.C. State University, where he graduated with a degree in electrical engineering. He worked for Westinghouse Electric Corp. and later for ExxonMobil Oil Corporation’s Baytown Refinery, where he worked until his retirement in 2000. He furthered his career at Halliburton KBR, Washington Group International and Mustang Engineering LLP. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Elaine; son, Alan, of Houston; daughters, Byriah of the home and Daniele Jones of Houston; a grandson; brothers, David of Forest City and Boyd of Raleigh; sisters Sylvia Brandle and Freida Silvers of Ellenboro; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial services were held Aug. 1 at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church in Houston.

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Alvin Roberson

Alvin Roberson, 74, of Hillcrest Avenue, Forest City, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. A native of Rutherford County, he was a son of the late Luther Columbus and Bertha Lawter Roberson. He was a former employee of Broyhill Furniture Company and a veteran of the Army. He is survived by one sister, Donice Johnson of Cliffside; two nephews; three grand-nieces; and two grand-nephews. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Crowe’s Mortuary. A private graveside service will be held at a later time at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043. Crowe’s Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences: www. crowemortuary.com

John Lentz

John R. Lentz, 88, of Forest City, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, at Rutherford Hospital Inc. He was the son of the late John Henry Lentz and Mildred Lentz. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Forest City. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Juanita McMahan Lentz. Survivors include a daughter, Kay Lentz Kiser of Columbia, S.C.; two sons, Gerald D. Lentz of Forest City and John R. Lentz Jr. of Greenville, S.C.; two sisters, Dorothy Crowder and Sadie Lobo, both of Tampa, Fla.; two brothers, Frank Lentz of Tampa and Henry Lentz of Clarksville, Tenn.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at McMahan’s Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Barry Keys officiating. The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043. Online condolences: www.mcmahansfuneralhome.com

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Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Cliffside Baptist Church with the Revs. Joey Cantrell and Ed Rogers officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church. A private burial will be held at Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043 or to Cliffside Baptist Church, P.O. Box 336, Cliffside, NC 28024. McKinney-Landreth Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences: www.mckinneylandrethfuneralhome.com

Gary Hill Gary Dale Hill, 53, of 1214 Cherry Mountain Road, Shelby, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. A native of Cleveland County, he was the son of Addie Hill Medford and the late Charles William Hill. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and worked as an electrical engineer for Cookson and Company. He was a member of SWNC Piedmont and Surrounding Areas Motorcycle Meetup Group. In addition to his mother, survivors include his sons, Ryan and Austin Hill, both of Shelby; two brothers, Wayne Hill of Mooresboro and Alan Hill of Shelby; and his former wife, Donna Hill of Shelby. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Liberty Baptist Church with the Revs. Owen Duncan and Neil Murray officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home and at other times at the home of his mother, 1113 Cherry Mountain Road. Memorials may be made to American Red Cross, P.O. Box 639, Shelby, NC 28151 or Windjammers Motorcycle Club Toy Run, 1509 W. Dixon Blvd., Shelby, NC 28152. Online condolences: www.claybarnette.com THE DAILY COURIER Published Tuesday through Sunday mornings by Paxton Media Group LLC dba The Daily Courier USPS 204-920 Periodical Postage paid in Forest City, NC. Company Address: 601 Oak St., P.O. Box 1149, Forest City, NC 28043. Phone: (828) 245-6431 Fax: (828) 248-2790 Subscription rates: Single copy, daily 50¢ / Sunday $1.50. Home delivery $11.75 per month, $35.25 for three months, $70.50 for six months, $129 per year. In county rates by mail payable in advance are: $13.38 for one month, $40.14 for three months, $80.27 for six months, $160.54 per year. Outside county: $14.55 for one month, $43.64 for three months, $87.28 for six months, $174.56 per year. College students for school year subscription, $75. The Digital Courier, $6.50 a month for non-subscribers to The Daily Courier. Payment may be made at the website: www.thedigitalcourier. com The Daily Courier is not responsible for advance subscription payments made to carriers, all of who are independent contractors.

Mary Hardin Mary Evelyn Houser Hardin, 70, of Forest City, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010. A native of Rutherford County, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Lucy Jane Brackett Houser. She was a former office manager for Rutherford Electric. She is survived by her husband, Jonathan Stephen Hardin of the home; three sons, Gary Hardin of Forest City, Grant Hardin of Lancaster, S.C., and David Hardin of Apex; two brothers, Carl Houser of Spindale and Glen Houser of Chattanooga, Tenn.; one sister, Frances Ledford of Dallas; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at First Wesleyan Church in Forest City with the Revs. Curtis Williams and Howard Hardin officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Crowe’s Mortuary in Rutherfordton. Memorials may be made to First Wesleyan Church, 700 South Church St., Forest City, NC 28043 or the Multiple Sclerosis

Mary Evelyn Houser Hardin Mary Evelyn Houser Hardin, age 70, of Forest City, died Sunday, August 8. A native of Rutherford County, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Lucy Jane Brackett Houser. She was a former office manager for Rutherford Electric. She is survived by her husband, Jonathan Stephen Hardin of the home; three sons, Gary Hardin of Forest City, Grant Hardin and wife, Lora of Lancaster, SC, and David Hardin and wife, Cyndi of Apex, NC; two brothers, Carl Houser of Spindale, and Glen Houser of Chattanooga, TN; one sister, Frances Ledford of Dallas, NC; five grandchildren, Brandy Hardin and Tyler Hardin of Lancaster, SC, Jessica Hardin Fournier of Elgin, SC, Joshua Hardin of Henrietta, Hannah Hardin of Apex, NC; one great grandchild, Nicholas Hardin of Elgin, SC. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Earl Houser. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 11 at 2 PM at First Wesleyan Church in Forest City with Rev. Curtis Williams and Rev. Howard Hardin officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 10 from 6 PM until 8 PM at Crowe’s Mortuary in Rutherfordton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Wesleyan Church, 700 South Church Street, Forest City, NC 28043 or the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, 1100 New York Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20005. Online condolences at: www.crowemortuary.com Paid obit

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Samuel Suttle Samuel Leland Michael Suttle, infant son of Robert Roscoe Suttle and April Deneane Russ, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, at Rutherford Hospital. In addition to his parents, he is survived by maternal grandparents Sherry and Danny McCraw of Mooresboro and Jerry Russ of Blacksburg, S.C., paternal grandparents, Rodney Roscoe Suttle of Mooresboro and Linda Gail Suttle of Henrietta; a brother, Nathan Allan Roscoe Suttle; and a sister, Sheridan Francis. A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. Padgett and King Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences: www. padgettking.com

Clyde Searcy Clyde H. Searcy of Rutherfordton died Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, at Rutherford Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by McMahan’s Funeral Home.

Deaths Phill Hansel HOUSTON (AP) — A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday for longtime Houston Cougars swimming and diving coach Phill Hansel. Hansel died Friday at the age of 85. Hansel coached the Cougars from the first year of the swimming program in 1957, through their lean years as a club program in 1958-1970, then in 1971-96 after the intercollegiate program was reinstated. He led the swim club to second place in the 1959 AAU National Championships, then he led the revived Cougars program to 10 Top-20 finishes at the AIAW and NCAA championships.

Gary Dale Hill Mr. Gary Dale Hill, 53, of 1214 Cherry Mtn. Rd., died Saturday, August 7, 2010. A native of Cleveland County, he was the son of Addie Hill Medford and the late Charles William Hill. Gary was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and worked for Cookson and Company in Gastonia as an electrical engineer. He had a passion for riding motorcycles. He was a member of SWNC Piedmont Motorcycle Meetup Group. Besides his father, he is preceded in death by his step father Ransom Medford. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his two sons, Ryan and Austin Hill, both of Shelby; two brothers Wayne Hill and wife, Sharon of Mooresboro and Alan Hill and wife, Barbara of Shelby; and former wife and friend, Donna Hill of Shelby. Services will be held, Wednesday, August 11, 2pm, at Liberty Baptist Church. The family will receive friends, Tuesday, August 10, 7-9pm at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home, and other times at home of his mother, Addie, 1113 Cherry Mountain Rd. Memorials may be made to American Red Cross, PO Box 639, Shelby 28151 or Windjammers Motorcycle Club Toy Run, 1509 W Dixon Blvd., Shelby, 28152 Revs. Owen Duncan and Neil Murray will be officiating. Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at: www.claybarnette.com Paid obit.

Patricia Neal KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Patricia Neal, the willowy, husky-voiced actress who won an Academy Award for 1963’s Hud and then survived several strokes to continue acting, died on Sunday. She was 84. Neal was already an award-winning Broadway actress when she won her Oscar for her role as a housekeeper to the Texas father (Melvyn Douglas) battling his selfish, amoral son (Paul Newman). Less than two years later, she suffered a series of strokes in 1965 at age 39. The Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center that helps people recover from strokes and spinal cord and brain injuries is named for her in Knoxville, where she grew up. She had the female leads in the 1949 film version of Ayn Rand’s novel The Fountainhead, the classic 1951 science fiction film The Day the Earth Stood Still and Elia Kazan’s 1957 drama A Face in the Crowd. She made a grand return to the screen after her strokes in 1968, winning an Oscar nomination for her performance in The Subject Was Roses. In 1971, she played Olivia Walton in The Homecoming: A Christmas Story, a madefor-TV film that served as the pilot for the CBS series “The Waltons.” It brought her the first of her three Emmy nominations. In 1953, she married Roald Dahl, the British writer famed for “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” and ‘’James and the Giant Peach.” Her Broadway credits included A Roomful of Roses, The Miracle Worker (as Helen Keller’s mother) and a revival of Lillian Hellman’s drama The Children’s Hour. She made her screen debut in 1949’s John Loves Mary, that also starred Jack Carson and Ronald Reagan. Her other Emmy nominations were all for roles in “Tail Gunner Joe,” a 1977 drama about Sen. Joe McCarthy, and a version of the tragic World War I story All Quiet on the Western Front.”

Lloyd Francis Graham Mr. Lloyd Francis Graham, 86, of Forest City, NC, died on Monday, August 9, 2010 at his residence. A native of Cumberland County, NC, he was a son of the late Henry and Mae Owens Graham. Besides his parents he was preceded by two brothers, Donald Graham and Frank Graham and a sister, Alma Morris. He was retired from Draper, Rockwell, Boeing International after more than 50 years in the Textile Industry. During his career he was able to travel to Egypt, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Mexico and Nigeria performing his job as a loom technician. He was a member of Cliffside Baptist Church, Cliffside Masonic Lodge, and was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Betty Scruggs Graham of the home; one daughter, Lynn Graham Church and husband, David of Greensboro; three grandchildren, Rebecca Fowler and husband, Brian, Anna Church and Nathan Church. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 3:00pm at Cliffside Baptist Church with Rev. Joey Cantrell and Rev. Ed Rogers officiating. Visitation will be held form 2:00pm - 3:00pm at the church. At the request of the family, a private burial will be held at Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be members of The Mens Bible Class of Cliffside Baptist Church. The family would like to extend special thanks to Hospice of Rutherford County for their excellent care and support. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043 or to Cliffside Baptist Church, PO Box 336, Cliffside, NC 28024. An online guest register is available at: www.mckinneylandrethfuneralhome.com

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Ongoing Foothills Harvest Ministry: bag sale; fill a plastic grocery bag with shoes and clothing for $5. Silent auctions for Relay for Life: Held weekly through Sept. 10. Photos and details will be posed on the Rutherford County government website at www. rutherfordcountync.gov. Items will be posted each Monday and bids end each Friday at noon. For information or to place a bid, e-mail Debra Conner, debra.conner@rutherfordcountync.gov. Luminaries sale and can food drive: Relay for Life Rutherford County is selling luminaries, which will be lighted Sept. 10 at Relay for Life, for $10; luminaries may be purchased online at www. relayforlife.org/rutherfordnc or by calling Gail Strickland, 245-2156 or 233-1735. In addition, canned foods will be used to weigh down the luminaries. After Relay, the canned foods will be donated to Communities in Schools and Grace of God Rescue Mission; cans should be 11 to 15 ounces to best fit in the luminaries. Youth football and cheerleading sign-ups: For the Rutherfordton Raiders, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at Crestview Park from 6 to 8 p.m.; for information, call Tammy, 980-2059. Real estate broker pre-licensing courses: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., beginning Aug. 21; $175 plus books; visit www.isothermal.edu/ learnstuff or call 286-3636 ext. 346.

Tuesday, Aug. 10 HOPE Support Group: Tuesdays, at 6 p.m. at the Center of Living for any adult in the community who has lost a loved one. Offered at no cost by Hospice of Rutherford County. School supply drive: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Ingles in Forest City; school supplies gathered to be distributed through Communities in Schools Rutherford County. HARC meeting: 7 p.m., Second Baptist Church, Rutherfordton; the Homeschool Association of Rutherford/Polk Counties is a Christian support group for homeschooling; for more information, visit www.harcpage.weebly.com. Rutherford Woodworkers Club meeting: 7 p.m.; purpose of the club is to promote the art and craft of woodworking among all skill levels and to encourage fellowship, education and community service within the membership; for more information, call Cal at 245-1502. Alanon meetings: Lake Lure Alanon Family Group meets every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., at Lake Lure Mountains Branch Library, 150 Bills Creek Road, Lake Lure; call 625-0456 for information.

Friday, Aug. 13 Health fair and back-to-school event: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Carolina Chiropractic Plus; lunch provided with donation of a school supply.

Saturday, Aug. 14 Yard sale: 6 a.m. to noon, Union Mills Community House; tables are available to rent for $5 for inside or out, proceeds from table rentals will benefit Union Mills Community Development Club. For information, call Pat, 2897247, or Barbara, 287-2388. Breakfast/yard sale: 7 to 11 a.m., Whitehouse Community Center, Union Mills; menu includes sausage, livermush, eggs, gravy, busicuits, grits, jelly, coffee and juice; adults $5, children $3, children younger than 6 free.

“And one of the neat things about it is so often people don’t want to pursue something because they might be in a job already, and they don’t want their current employer to know they are looking for something better. This allows both the employer and the job seeker to have control of their identity until either is ready to make it available to the other party.” Only when a job is to be offered are the identities of the job seeker and the employer revealed, a news release about the website notes. Brown said the site is user friendly. “It is really a very simple site,” he said, “and it walks people through how they go about it, using a series of e-mails. “And, obviously, with Rutherford County’s employment rate above 14 percent, anything that can help people find jobs and employers find the right people for their jobs is something that we certainly want to accomplish. “We encourage everybody to go on the site and give it a whirl and see what it is all about. It’s very transparent in the sense that I think it is easy to use. The site itself steps you right through the process.” Jobs are listed by category. Also, Foothills Connections, the newly established Internet service provider established by Foothills Connect, has expanded its network to Spindale and Bostic. “We are also really pleased to announce that we have expanded the number of transmitters we have available to provide Internet connections for people,” Brown said. “Most recently we have placed transmitters on water towers in Spindale and Bostic.” Foothills now has transmitters on Harris Mountain, Tryon Peak, Mount Pisgah and Cherry Mountain, plus on water towers in Ruth, Harris, Spindale and Bostic. The Spindale tower is next to Spencer Baptist Church, and the Bostic tower sits near East Middle School near downtown Bostic.

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use of the town’s Youth Center facility in the Municipal Center for staff and volunteers and is asking the town to suspend the town’s alcohol ordinance to allow beer and wine to be sold and served at Morse Park Meadows in an enclosed/gated area during the festival. Also tonight, Council will be asked to consider an agreement with the North Carolina Department of Transportation regarding transfer of ownership for NCDOT bridge No. 7, across the Broad River. The bridge is being replaced by a new modern structure which is expected to be completed at least by the end of the year. Once the new bridge is completed, the town will take ownership of the old bridge and plans for it to be used only for pedestrian or biking traffic. Council will consider a request from Lake Lure Classical Academy school director Caroline Upchurch concerning

Low-cost vaccine clinic: noon to 1 p.m., Thunder Road Animal Hospital; rabies shots, one year $10 cash, three year $12 cash; other discounted vaccines available.

Monday, Aug. 16 PROMISE Support Group: 6 p.m., Hospice of Rutherford County; group is for any parent who has lost a child of any age; the group will also be conducted next quarter, so call to register; offered at no cost.

County Board of Education. “We feel this is even more important now,” he said “because of the school board’s commitment to the 1 to 1 project, which will put laptops into the hands of students sixth grade and above. All the schools are wired with ultra-high-speed, and so much of the educational process, the learning process, is based on the Internet, being able to research, that so many of the children who live in the rural areas, and teachers as well, have to suffer with dial-up. It just makes it almost impossible to keep up with the other students who have broadband access at their homes.” Brown cited business opportunities too. “We think this is a vital service,” he said. “We’ve already connected people in the areas who have not had broadband before, and they are starting small businesses based on the Internet. The Internet offers a tremendous opportunity for education and for a diversified economy.” “If people are interested in securing a high-speed, dependable connection to the Internet, we ask that they give us a call,” said Savang Moua, Foothills broadband manager. “I’ll visit their property to ensure that we can get them a signal and then install the service.” Moua, brought up in Burke County, joined the Navy right after high school, and he spent 20 years learning telecommunications. He has managed major networks and fleets of networks. “We were very happy he found us,” Brown said. “He is one of the beneficial connections that we have made as we expand the level of services that we provide.” County Commission Chairman Brent Washburn attended the press conference. Foothills Connect Executive Director Tim Will thanked Washburn for coming up with the Internet initiative idea. “All we did was find a technological way of making your idea happen,” Will said. Contact Dale via e-mail at ldale@thedigitalcourier.com

the paving costs for repairs to Harris Road. Lease agreements between the town and the Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber of Commerce and a separate agreement between the Tourism Development Authority will also be considered. The town is going to renovate the building used by both groups and consider a clarification of the amount of space to be utilized by the two groups. The Youth Center is located in one area of the building, but that program is expected to relocate to the LLCA once the after school program is up and running. Also Council will consider an appeal by David Pearlman and Avrum Bebergal regarding a Lake Structures Appeals Board decision. The public will have an opportunity to address commissioners during a hearing on amending the town’s zoning map by rezoning property, before the ordinance change is considered for adoption on Tuesday night. Contact Gordon via e-mail at jgordon@the-

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Benfield was airlifted to Mission Hospitals where he had to undergo surgery for internal injuries. He is in a medically induced coma while his body heals, Owens continued. A Mission Hospitals spokesperson said Monday afternoon, another wreck victim had been released from the hospital. Christine Mitchem, 58, of Ellenboro was released Monday, exactly a week after she was admitted. She sustained serious injuries in a two-car crash last Monday morning on Piney Ridge Road, Forest City. Her mother, Opal Mitchem, 87, lost her life in the wreck. Contact Gordon e-mail at jgordon@ thedigitalcourier.com.

Congressman McHenry will hold Town Hall meeting FOREST CITY — Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-10) announced that he will hold a town hall meeting on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Rutherford County Schools Auditorium, Cool Springs Building, 382 West Main Street in Forest City. At the town hall meeting, Congressman McHenry will give an update on recent legislative activity

in Congress and what to expect in the coming months. Town hall meetings are an opportunity for constituents to share their thoughts on the issues they are concerned about. Additionally, the Congressman’s staff will be available to meet privately with constituents who have issues with federal agencies including Social Security, Department of Veterans

Affairs, and Internal Revenue Service. “These are challenging times for the citizens of Western North Carolina, but the way forward is in our hands. If we are going to turn things around, it is vital that I get feedback from my constituents,” said Congressman McHenry.

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“Our service is a wireless service that works off of radio waves,” Brown said. “Anyone within the direct line of sight of those transmitters can get a service. We offer three levels of service, which are as fast or faster than other commercial vendors.” The levels of connections are: n six megabits per second download and two megabits per second upload, for $60 per month. n three MBS down and one MBS up, for $40 per month. n one MBS down and 512 kilobits up, for $30 per month. Ten dollars of the $60 cost for the fastest connection will be set aside for a scholarship fund for students whose families cannot afford Internet access. Foothills will work with the school system to determine eligibility for this fund. “The students would probably get something just a little slower than that, but it would still be four to five times faster than dial-up, and give them enough speed to do their homework,” Brown said. Brown provided a perspective on those levels of service. “When I was publisher at The Courier, we had married two Internet access services, and had five megabit download and a half megabit upload, and we were serving 20 people. “The thing that is important to know about our service is that each connection is a separate channel. That means, unlike DSL, you are not sharing that pipe, if you will, with anybody. It’s yours and yours alone. That, I think, is a tremendous asset to our system.” “We got into this process,” Brown said, “because of the lack of broadband access to the rural areas of our county. It had become very clear over the last year and a half, two years, since the fiber optics has been installed, that the commercial vendors are not going to expand their networks. We tried to find Internet service providers who would come in and work with those fiber assets to provide access to the rural areas.” Brown said providing the service became even more imperative because of an initiative of the Rutherford

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The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Tuesday, August 10, 2010 — 7A

Business/finance

THE MARKET IN REVIEW

STOCK EXCHANGE HIGHLIGHTS

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NYSE

7,188.30 +34.58

GAINERS ($2 OR MORE)

Name Last SkilldHcre 3.07 GaGulf 15.86 DigitalGlb 31.44 WilmCS 2.45 Skyline 20.56 Primedia 3.26 FstPfd pfA 8.20 ScrippsEW 8.43 Polypore 28.55 Bluegreen 3.17

Chg +.58 +2.11 +3.72 +.27 +2.08 +.28 +.70 +.71 +2.37 +.26

%Chg +23.3 +15.3 +13.4 +12.4 +11.3 +9.4 +9.3 +9.2 +9.1 +8.9

LOSERS ($2 OR MORE)

Name Last Chg ADairy 9.95 -2.93 GrtAtlPac 3.40 -.42 Pharmerica 8.60 -1.00 Skechers 30.20 -2.91 AmbwEd n 7.75 -.70 SwEBioFu237.37 -.63 Willbros 7.97 -.62 AlamoGp 22.80 -1.47 Omncre 20.43 -1.31 JPM FTLgC28.51 -1.46

%Chg -22.7 -11.0 -10.4 -8.8 -8.3 -7.9 -7.2 -6.1 -6.0 -4.9

MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE) Name Vol (00) Last Chg Citigrp 2664665 4.08 +.02 HewlettP 1826618 42.60 +.61 BkofAm 1139166 13.91 -.05 S&P500ETF1121749112.99 +.60 Pfizer 466786 16.42 +.18 SPDR Fncl 393741 14.86 +.08 GenElec 391657 16.38 -.07 FordM 384420 13.05 +.01 JPMorgCh 372654 39.82 -.62 iShR2K 333267 65.86 +.72 Advanced Declined Unchanged Total issues New Highs New Lows Volume

DIARY

2,214 851 94 3,159 291 14 3,269,770,536

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AMEX

1,944.53 +7.16

GAINERS ($2 OR MORE)

Name Last TravelCtrs 3.31 EngySvcs 4.30 EngySvc un 5.06 ReadyMix 2.06 Ballanty 9.47 HawkCorp 35.63 WhiteRiv 17.53 ChiMarFd 5.01 FieldPnt 3.74 ChiArmM 4.23

Chg +.67 +.80 +.91 +.34 +1.39 +3.29 +1.53 +.33 +.21 +.23

%Chg +25.5 +22.9 +21.9 +19.8 +17.2 +10.2 +9.6 +6.9 +5.9 +5.8

LOSERS ($2 OR MORE)

Name Last CPI Aero 9.20 CAMAC n 3.23 BovieMed 2.50 HQ SustM 4.25 ChiMetRur 2.40 PMC CT 8.50 Cohen&Co 5.06 Libbey 11.68 OrienPap n 5.25 Barnwell 3.07

Chg %Chg -1.48 -13.9 -.44 -12.0 -.23 -8.4 -.33 -7.2 -.18 -7.0 -.57 -6.3 -.29 -5.4 -.61 -5.0 -.25 -4.5 -.13 -4.1

MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE) Name Vol (00) Last Chg KodiakO g 29607 3.07 -.09 SamsO&G 19041 1.21 -.05 AmO&G 15347 7.64 +.04 GoldStr g 15180 4.43 +.08 NwGold g 12670 5.57 +.03 LibertyAcq 12652 10.30 -.01 TravelCtrs 11903 3.31 +.67 VantageDrl 10736 1.36 ... NovaGld g 10691 6.58 +.12 Ballanty 10083 9.47 +1.39 DIARY

Advanced Declined Unchanged Total issues New Highs New Lows Volume

261 224 45 530 24 2 59,436,882

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DAILY DOW JONES SCHEDULE A FREE

NASDAQ

REVIEW. 10,760 DowRETIREMENT Jones industrials Close: 10,698.75 Change: 45.19 (0.4%)

2,305.69 +17.22

GAINERS ($2 OR MORE)

Name Last ZionO&G wt 2.51 S&WSeed n 3.88 GeoEye 39.50 SuperWell 22.08 Gentium 4.80 IBC Cap pf 13.00 eOnComm 2.07 MaysJ 16.01 Amtech 12.06 Penwest 4.73

Chg +.91 +.91 +7.30 +3.85 +.70 +1.75 +.27 +2.01 +1.42 +.52

%Chg +56.9 +30.6 +22.7 +21.1 +17.1 +15.6 +15.0 +14.4 +13.3 +12.4

LOSERS ($2 OR MORE)

Name Last Synutra 12.72 MedicActn 10.41 PlumasBc 2.57 Presstek 2.25 Broadwind 2.50 MagyarBc 3.92 IridC wt15 2.39 TxCapB wt 8.37 Affymax 7.59 DishNetwk 18.72

Chg -4.69 -3.18 -.53 -.36 -.35 -.52 -.31 -1.03 -.87 -2.12

%Chg -26.9 -23.4 -17.1 -13.8 -12.3 -11.7 -11.5 -11.0 -10.3 -10.2

MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE)

Name Vol (00) Cisco 634511 Microsoft 550192 Intel 447572 SiriusXM 345838 PwShs QQQ239690 eBay 220551 SuperWell 206400 Oracle 202044 MicronT 194392 ActivsBliz 189913

Advanced Declined Unchanged Total issues New Highs New Lows Volume

Last Chg 24.77 +.70 25.61 +.06 20.65 ... 1.04 -.01 47.08 +.32 21.98 +.53 22.08 +3.85 24.26 -.12 7.54 -.04 10.98 -.01

DIARY

1,765 883 131 2,779 67 30 1,567,690,776

52-Week High Low

11,258.01 4,812.87 408.57 7,743.74 1,994.20 2,535.28 1,219.80 852.90 12,847.91 745.95

10,540 10,320

11,600

10 DAYS

11,200 10,800

9,116.52 3,546.48 346.95 6,338.09 1,631.95 1,929.64 978.51 626.93 10,079.36 546.96

STOCK MARKET INDEXES Dow Industrials Dow Transportation Dow Utilities NYSE Composite Amex Market Value Nasdaq Composite S&P 500 S&P MidCap Wilshire 5000 Russell 2000

10,400

Net Chg

10,698.75 4,516.35 395.02 7,188.30 1,944.53 2,305.69 1,127.79 779.45 11,827.03 659.52

+45.19 +59.09 +1.30 +34.58 +7.16 +17.22 +6.15 +7.52 +72.35 +8.85

YTD %Chg %Chg

+.42 +1.33 +.33 +.48 +.37 +.75 +.55 +.97 +.62 +1.36

+2.60 +10.16 -.75 +.05 +6.55 +1.61 +1.14 +7.26 +2.41 +5.46

12-mo %Chg

+14.57 +21.70 +6.04 +9.74 +15.37 +15.73 +11.98 +19.79 +13.87 +15.33

MUTUAL FUNDS

10,000 9,600

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Mutual Fund Footnotes: b = Fee covering market costs is paid from fund assets. d = Deferred sales charge, or redemption fee. f = front load (sales charges). m = Multiple fees are charged. NA = not available. p = previous day’s net asset value. s = fund split shares during the week. x = fund paid a distribution during the week.Gainers and Losers must be worth at least $2 to be listed in tables at left. Most Actives must be worth at least $1. Volume in hundreds of shares. Source: The Associated Press. Sales figures are unofficial.

Total Assets Obj ($Mlns) NAV

Total Return/Rank Pct Min Init 4-wk 12-mo 5-year Load Invt

CI 137,039 LB 63,566 LG 61,323 IH 55,373 LG 53,952 WS 51,442 MA 48,436 LB 46,968 LB 46,671 LB 45,460 LV 39,482 FB 36,776 FV 36,687 LV 36,140 CI 33,800 CA 31,232 WS 30,154 LB 29,724 LB 29,636 MA 29,359 MA 28,516 LB 28,336 CI 28,027 CI 27,718 FB 26,227 FB 26,161 LG 25,891 LB 25,529 LV 15,923 LB 8,668 LB 4,057 GS 1,455 LV 1,126 SR 486 LG 174

+2.0 +13.6/B +4.8 +14.7/A +3.9 +10.7/D +4.7 +11.7/C +3.5 +16.0/A +6.9 +11.6/C +4.5 +15.6/A +4.7 +13.8/B +4.7 +13.9/B +4.5 +11.8/C +4.4 +11.7/C +6.3 +10.9/B +7.8 +14.0/A +5.1 +14.6/A +2.0 +13.3/B +3.5 +17.0/A +5.1 +13.6/B +4.7 +13.4/B +4.8 +14.9/A +4.2 +13.3/B +4.3 +13.2/B +4.7 +13.9/B +2.0 +13.1/B +1.9 +12.5/C +6.8 +8.2/D +7.5 +11.1/B +5.2 +18.5/A +4.7 +13.9/B +4.8 +13.5/B +5.9 +11.4/D +5.1 +12.6/C +0.1 +3.3/D +4.6 +9.7/D +9.1 +34.4/C +6.9 +12.0/C

11.44 28.03 27.30 48.02 59.46 33.40 15.77 104.01 103.35 25.74 95.88 38.21 32.46 24.95 11.44 2.09 25.70 33.01 28.04 16.71 29.54 104.03 11.44 12.35 27.46 14.46 71.23 103.36 21.56 30.67 35.91 10.44 2.97 16.42 15.16

+8.1/A +0.9/B +1.3/B +3.7/C +3.6/A +4.8/A +3.1/B +0.3/C +0.4/C +1.0/B -1.6/D +6.1/A +4.5/A +0.2/B +7.9/A +4.2/B +5.0/A +2.9/A +1.0/B +2.5/C +4.8/A +0.4/C +7.6/A +3.6/E +2.1/C +4.3/B +4.4/A +0.4/C +0.8/B +2.5/A +0.7/B +4.9/B -2.0/E +2.7/C 0.0/D

NL 1,000,000 NL 3,000 5.75 250 5.75 250 NL 2,500 5.75 250 5.75 250 NL 3,000 NL 5,000,000 5.75 250 NL 2,500 5.75 250 NL 2,500 5.75 250 NL 1,000,000 4.25 1,000 5.75 250 5.75 250 NL 100,000 5.75 250 NL 10,000 NL 100,000 3.75 1,000 3.75 250 NL 2,500 NL 3,000 NL 2,500 NL200,000,000 NL 2,500 5.50 2,000 5.75 1,000 1.50 1,000 4.25 2,500 5.75 1,000 4.75 0

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

Stocks are up as investors await Fed meet

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors are getting optimistic that the Federal Reserve will restart some of its economic stimulus programs. Stocks closed moderately higher Monday, a sign that many traders expect the Fed to take steps to put some energy back into the recovery. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 45 points, more than making back its loss from Friday. Volume on the New York Stock Exchange fell to its lowest level of the year as many investors stayed out of the market while they waited for the Fed’s decision. Many have been avoiding big investment decisions for much of the summer because they have no sense of where the economy is headed. The Fed’s assessment of the economy, and any plans to resume its stimulus measures, will be issued after its meeting ends Tuesday afternoon. “The market loves stimulus. The market wants stimulus,” said Joe Saluzzi, co-head of equity trading at Themis Trading LLC in Chatham, N.J. The Fed will likely leave its federal funds rate near zero, but the central bank could signal plans to restart some programs such as its purchase of mortgage-backed securities or buy Treasury bonds. The central bank’s programs ended earlier this year when it appeared the recovery was proceeding well. “The Fed has a lot of tools in its tool shed,” said Larry Rosenthal, president of Financial Planning Services in Manassas, Va. “They have to bring buyers back into the market; they have to bring consumption back into the market.” The recovery has stalled as consumers, watching the labor market stagnate, have been reluctant to spend. Meanwhile, bank lending levels have remained low, the result of caution on the part of borrowers as well as bankers. Still, Rosenthal said any moves would also have to ensure that inflation doesn’t become a problem too quickly. The Fed could say Tuesday that it is ready to start new programs to encourage bank lending even if it doesn’t implement them immediately. Hewlett-Packard Co. shares managed a small gain after its CEO was forced to resign Friday. The Dow rose 45.19, or 0.4 percent, to 10,698.75. On Friday, the Dow fell 21 after investors were disappointed by the government’s weak July jobs report. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 6.15, or 0.6 percent, to 1,127.79, and the Nasdaq composite index rose 17.22, or 0.8 percent, to 2,305.69. Advancing stocks were ahead of losers by almost 3 to 1 on New York Stock Exchange, where consolidated volume, which includes shares traded on other exchanges, came in at 3.3 billion shares. On Friday, volume was an already extremely light 3.9 billion shares. Bond prices traded in a narrow range Monday. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, which moves opposite its price, rose to 2.83 percent from 2.82 percent late Friday. European markets jumped after German exports reached their highest levels since late 2008, indicating the country’s economy is recovering much faster than previously thought.

President Barack Obama’s effort to win over business executives is not scoring as well as administration officials had hoped. Associated Press

Business not buying Obama pitch WASHINGTON (AP) — Labeled antibusiness by Republicans and some corporate chiefs, President Barack Obama mounted a campaign to show he wasn’t. But his charm offensive has hit a rocky patch. Business leaders gripe about burdensome new financial and health care regulations, what they see as unfriendly tax policies and vast government spending. They were put off by Obama’s harsh depiction of “fat cat bankers” and “reckless practices,” a label he applied both to Wall Street and to oil-spill giant BP. Among the Obama policy detractors: JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, who supported Obama’s presidential bid but actively opposed his financial regulation overhaul. Not surprisingly, Dimon was not on the 400-strong guest list for the bill-signing. White House aides dispute an antibusiness bias, noting that corporate profits are up 65 percent from two years ago. “The stakes are too high for us to be working against each other,” top presidential advisers Rahm Emanuel and Valerie Jarrett wrote to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Reaching out to big business, Obama named more than a dozen top CEOs to a presidential Export Council, revived a Bush administration free-trade pact with South Korea and stumped aggressively for cutting taxes and increasing loans for small businesses. But it is noticeable that not a single former corporate executive is in his Cabinet

or among his top economic advisers. Friday’s dismal jobs report, showing unemployment stuck at 9.5 percent, further underscored the need for government and private sector cooperation to produce jobs. Still, Obama has nurtured “an increasingly hostile environment for investment and job creation,” says Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg, chairman of the Business Roundtable. Thomas Donohue, who heads the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, sees a “cumulative job-killing impact of over-regulation” under Obama. “The truth is that not even the Franklin Roosevelt administration was as hostile to and ignorant about free enterprise as this administration is,” declared magazine publisher and onetime GOP presidential contender Steve Forbes. So far, Senate Republicans — echoing some of the same antibusiness complaints — have been able to block Obama’s small-business jobs bill, even though small business is a traditional core GOP constituency. Republicans claim the bill is misguided. The current adversarial climate is being aggravated by November’s midterm elections. The new financial overhaul law — while not going as far as some Democrats wanted — and other new regulations along with the prospect of higher taxes irritated many financial and corporate leaders “and they’ve moved away from Obama,” said James Thurber, a political scientist at American University.

“Certainly, the campaign money has migrated away from the Democrats. And Wall Street will go with whomever helps them out the most,” Thurber said. Of course, not all business leaders are negative and many have offered words of support. UPS chief executive Scott Davis said Obama’s goal of doubled exports in five years would help “foster engagement in the global economy for small and large businesses.” And Ford CEO Alan Mulally said Obama recognizes that “for exports to grow we must ensure that market access for manufactured goods remains at the center of U.S. trade policy.” Both Davis and Mulally are members of Obama’s new export panel. Other CEOs have expressed frustration, not just with Obama but with stalemate in Washington. Jeff Immelt, CEO of General Electric, complained that “government and entrepreneurs are not in sync.” He also decried lack of progress in formulating energy policy. “Our policy is uncertainty ... I’d say status quo for this country is a losing hand.” While Obama says small businesses will “lead this recovery,” the National Small Business Association recently issued a report saying that more small businesses are unable to get financing than at any time over the past 17 years. Unless they can get the loans they need “we will continue to see high unemployment,” said NSBA President Todd McCracken.

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The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Tuesday, August 10, 2010 — 9A SHOE by Chris Cassat and Gary Brookins

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Woman is kept hidden from boyfriend’s kids Dear Abby: I have been romantically involved with my best friend, “Ray,” for three years. We dated for a couple of years 14 years ago. He got a girl pregnant right before we started dating, and they ended up getting married and having four more children. We remained friends and began seeing each other after they divorced three years ago. Ray says he has always been in love with me and should have married me. We’re very close and spend as much time together as we can. For the past year I have been asking when I’ll meet his children. He keeps saying I need to be patient and when the time is right I can. We live in different cities. Ray is a great dad and says he wants to marry me. We discuss it often and plan on living together in the near future. Am I being “too” patient? — Reality Check Dear Reality Check: Are you absolutely certain that Ray is divorced? It seems strange to me that after three years you still haven’t met his children. Or does he plan to have you move in and “surprise” them? That would be a big mistake. If my suspicions are wrong and Ray is on the up and up, tell him you need him to set a definite timeline. You have been patient long enough.

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Dear Abby: My cousin “Cassidy” met a man I’ll call “Lenny” online and they started dating. When I met him a few months later, I recognized him as the man who had sexually assaulted two women I knew in college. He was convicted of these crimes, did time in jail and is a registered sex offender. I was horrified and unsure about how to tell Cassidy. It turns out Lenny told her before they started dating, but she chose to date him anyway. They were married at the courthouse two years ago. Their marriage is not a good one, Cassidy is planning a formal wedding in a few months. Should I suck it up and attend? — Reluctant Relative Dear Reluctant Relative: Your cousin already knows how you feel about her husband because you tried to warn her. If the idea of attending the upcoming performance gives you an upset stomach, do everyone a favor and stay away. And if anyone gives you heat, be upfront that you think she’s making a mistake.

Hypertensive happy off meds Dear Dr. Gott: My blood pressure is high-normal. Otherwise, I am healthy. My physician put me on lisinopril/ HCTZ and a few months later added metoprolol XL. He later added amlodipine. Each was one tablet daily. I began to have hot flashes and then felt cold. My stomach was upset, and I was very tired. So I started skipping the medicines and take none of them now. My blood pressure is about 160/75. What is your opinion of trying to control my own blood pressure without the meds? Dear Reader: Unfortunately, you failed to include your blood-pressure readings while you were on one, then two, then three medications. That information would certainly tell the story and would give me my answer. To begin with, your lisinopril/HCTZ is an ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitor that helps lower your blood pressure and acts as a diuretic. The metoprolol XL treats hypertension and also acts as a long-term treatment

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Ask Dr. Gott Dr. Peter M. Gott for angina and stable heart failure of cardiomyopathic, ischemic or hypertensive origin. The amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker that dilates blood vessels, lowers your heart rate, and increases the flow of blood to the heart. I cannot determine if your physician has found the right combination for lowering your blood pressure by combining all three or if there may be other underlying conditions requiring treatment. I would speak with my physician for an answer. If the only issue is hypertension and you have substantially reduced your readings without the help of medication, I endorse the plan.

IN THE STARS Your Brthday, Aug. 10;

Past experiences have brought far more knowledge than otherwise. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - You’re likely to go out of your way to make sure folks are treated fairly. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) - Anticipating negative conditions can generate them. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - Try to make amends promptly. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) - Don’t let a negative-thinking individual discourage you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - If you retain your lighthearted composure, all will be well again. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - Early morning challenges tend to benefit you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) - When those who were supposed to help you fall through, you’ll be able to deal. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) - Problems in the a.m. might get you behind a bit, keep plugging forward. ARIES (March 21-April 19) - You might have to deal with someone who is not pleasant. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) - An associate might silently be thanking you. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) - You’ll do and say what is needed to bring about peace. CANCER (June 21-July 22) - You believe you can control your destiny, and you will. You’ll set your sights high.


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Nation Today Spying verdict is guilty

HONOLULU (AP) — A federal jury in Hawaii on Monday convicted a former B-2 stealth bomber engineer of selling military secrets to China. Noshir Gowadia pleaded not guilty to 17 counts, including conspiracy, violating the arms export control act and money laundering. The decision came after a week of deliberations at a federal court in Honolulu. Prosecutors accused Gowadia of helping China design a stealth cruise missile. The trial lasted nearly four months. The 67-year-old from Maui has spent almost five years in federal detention since his October 2005 arrest after a judge ruled he was a flight risk.

Mascot protest foiled

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — Police have arrested a pastor in Georgia for protesting outside a high school against its demon mascot. Police spokeswoman Tabitha Pugh said 36-year-old Donald Crosby was arrested Monday in the central Georgia city of Warner Robins. Crosby and supporters picked the opening day of classes to protest against the pitchfork-wielding mascot. Crosby, of Kingdom Builders Church of Jesus Christ, says his son

attends the school and he doesn’t want him exposed to the name’s devilish connotations. Crosby was charged with picketing without a license and disorderly conduct. He was released on bond. He did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment. School officials say the mascot honors a World War II fighter squadron nicknamed the “Screamin’ Demons.”

Ark. doctor convicted LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal jury on Monday convicted an Arkansas doctor of masterminding a bombing attack against the head of the state medical board last year, despite the absence of forensic evidence tying the defendant to the crime. Dr. Randeep Mann could be sentenced to life in prison for his role in the attack on Dr. Trent Pierce outside of Pierce’s West Memphis home on Feb. 4, 2009. Prosecutors say Mann was bitter at the board for repeatedly sanctioning him for over-prescribing prescription pain medication, so he decided to exact revenge on Pierce. They told jurors they don’t believe Mann planted the bomb in Pierce’s driveway, disfiguring and partially blinding Pierce, but that they believe Mann put someone else up to it. They haven’t charged anyone with planting the bomb.

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This image released by CBS Sunday shows Admiral Thad Allen, The U.S. government’s point man overseeing BP’s response to the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, discusses the progress of capping the well on CBS’s on “Face the Nation” in Washington. Allen said he isn’t sure any oil company could have done more to cap the spill once it happened.

BP’s relief well effort now in the final stages NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The relief well being drilled to ensure crude never again spills into the ocean from BP’s paralyzed well in the Gulf of Mexico has been dubbed the ultimate solution to the drama that’s unfolded over the past three months. It’s the final, suspenseful act as one man guides a drill more than two miles beneath the sea floor and three miles from the surface, trying to hit a target less than half the size of a dartboard. The drill is about as wide as a grapefruit, and the target now lies less than 100 feet away. If John Wright misses, BP engineers will pull the drill bit up, pour concrete in the off-track hole and then try again. Wright is 40-for-40 , though, having helped capped wells across the world in four decades of work. And he seemed confident in a June video put out by BP that he could make it 41-for-41. “Out of 40 relief wells that I’ve drilled, we’ve never missed yet,” Wright said. “I’ve got high confidence we will take care of this problem as soon as we can get there.” Work began during the weekend to finish drilling the well, and company and government officials say they could hit their target as early as

Friday. If it hits, engineers will perform a “bottom kill” by pouring in mud and cement to permanently seal the blown-out well that’s spewed an estimated 207 million gallons since April. In three months, the relief well has been run more than 17,900 feet from its rig. But drilling the final stretch, a section slightly longer than the distance from third base to home on a baseball field, will be a time-consuming and careful process. Crews dig about 20 to 30 feet at a time, then run electric current through the relief well. The current creates a magnetic field in the pipe of the busted well, allowing engineers to calculate exactly where and how far they need to drill. A “static kill” last week pushed mud and cement into the top of the crippled well, leaving very little chance oil could leak into the Gulf again, said retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the government’s point man overseeing the cleanup operation. Neither he nor BP officials have been willing to declare victory yet — but Allen said that day isn’t far off. “This step, in our view, will permanently seal the well,” he said Monday. Finishing a relief well can be

Escaped killer recaptured YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — An escaped killer with a handgun and a hitchhiking sign expressed relief at his capture on Monday after 10 days on the run, while authorities searched to the north of this tourist-packed park for a second fugitive and his female accomplice, a self-styled “Bonnie and Clyde.” Tracy Province, 42, was caught as he walked in sleepy Meeteetse, Wyo., steps from a church where he sat in the pews a day earlier and sang “Your Grace Is Enough.” The search for inmate John McCluskey, 45, and Casslyn Welch, 44, focused for a time on sprawling Yellowstone National Park, which straddles Wyoming and Montana. But authorities now believe the two fled the park with agents following leads in Montana. Province, McCluskey and Daniel Renwick escaped from a private, medium-security Arizona State Prison near Kingman on July 30 after authorities say Welch threw wire cutters over the perimeter fence. Welch is McCluskey’s fiancee and cousin. Renwick, who turns 37 on Tuesday, was captured in Colorado. Efforts to find the remaining three intensified after they were linked to

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a double homicide in New Mexico, with the case airing Saturday on “America’s Most Wanted.” On Sunday, Province walked into Meeteetse Community Church, about 60 miles outside of Yellowstone, wearing blue jeans, a blue checkered flannel shirt, and a camouflage backpack slung over one shoulder, worshipper Jay Curtis said. Province looked like the many hitchhikers who pass through town. “Just shook his hand and said ‘Welcome, welcome to our church,’” said Curtis, a member of the church band. “He just smiled and said: ‘Thank you.’” Province closed his eyes and sang along with the band and seemed particularly engrossed when the band played “Your Grace is Enough” by Chris Tomlin, Curtis said. After the service, Province walked across the street and sat down on the curb with his backpack, looking like a hitchhiker. Curtis said the church pastor then paid Province to mow and trim the church lawn. Province got $40 and a jacket, authorities said. A woman who had chatted briefly with Province on the steps of the church on Sunday called police after recognizing him later on television, Gonzales said.

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Owls want repeat Torn knee ligament sidelines UNC back CHAPEL HILL (AP) — North Carolina running back Giovani Bernard will miss the season after tearing a knee ligament during preseason camp. School officials said Monday that Bernard will have seasonending surgery to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. They say he will receive a medical redshirt this season. The 5-foot-10, 205-pound freshman injured his knee during Sunday’s practice.

By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer

The Atlantic Coast Conference’s reputation has taken plenty of hits since it expanded to 12 teams. The league certainly has plenty of chances this year to shut those critics up. A conference best known for its basketball can prove it belongs among college football’s big boys with a few victories in a lineup of early intersectional games that could go a long way toward reshaping its battered perception. “There’s pride in your school, pride in your league and pride in your fraternity of (coaches),” Boston College’s Frank Spaziani said. “It’s a tough league, and I don’t think we hold a back seat to anybody.” They’ll have several chances to prove that, all in the first month of the season: North Carolina opens with LSU, and two nights later, Virginia Tech plays Boise State. Miami visits Ohio State. Virginia travels to Southern California. Clemson is at Auburn. Florida State takes on Oklahoma. Even Duke has the chance to pull an upset for the ages when it plays host to defending national champion Alabama. If it pulls out a few victories in there, the ACC can strengthen its claim that football is much more than just something to pass the time until hoops season tips off. A series of lopsided losses, though, would represent another blow to the image of a conference that has a 2-10 record in BCS games — the worst mark among the

Pippen going to Hall with Jordan by side SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Fittingly, Scottie Pippen will have Michael Jordan by his side again when he goes into the Hall of Fame. Pippen will be presented by his former Chicago Bulls teammate when he is inducted Friday night. Each inductee is presented by a current Hall of Famer. Jordan was enshrined last year. Pippen will be inducted twice Friday. Pippen and Jordan, who led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA titles, were part of the Dream Team that highlights the class along with Karl Malone and the 1960 U.S. Olympic team.

Bradley, USSF to resume conversations EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Coach Bob Bradley will resume conversations with the U.S. Soccer Federation about his future following Tuesday night’s exhibition against Brazil. Bradley led the Americans to the second round of the World Cup, where they were eliminated in a 2-1 overtime loss to Ghana. His contract expires in December. He said Monday he has had preliminary conversations with the USSF leadership, led by president Sunil Gulati and secretary general Dan Flynn. British media speculated Monday that Bradley would be considered for the Aston Villa job that opened when Martin O’Neill quit Monday. If Bradley isn’t retained, attention could turn to Juergen Klinsmann, who held discussions with Gulati about the U.S. job four years ago. Klinsmann withdrew and became coach of Bayern Munich the following summer, but was fired in April 2009.

Forest City Owls’ Reed Harper (4) (above) makes a quick throw to first for the out against the Peninsula Pilots in Game 2 of the bestof-three series. The Owls held a one-game lead going into Monday night’s game at McNair Field. Owls’ First baseman Brian Burton (33) (left) readies for action. For more on Monday night’s game, see Page 2B. Garrett Byers/ Daily Courier

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Carolina Panthers’ Tank Tyler is shown during practice at the NFL football team’s training camp in Spartanburg, S.C. Tyler is back home, healthy again, playing in a more comfortable defense and determined to finally reach his potential in the NFL.

Local Sports CPL Baseball Pettit Cup Semifinals Outer Banks at Forest City, 7 p.m., if necessary

On TV 3 p.m. (ESPN2) Little League Baseball World Series Southwest Regional, First Semifinal: Teams TBA. 6 p.m. (ESPN2) Little League Baseball World Series Southwest Regional, Second Semifinal: Teams TBA. 7 p.m. (FSCR) MLB Baseball St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds. 8 p.m. (ESPN2) Soccer United States vs. Brazil. From East Rutherford, N.J. (TS) MLB Baseball Atlanta Braves at Houston Astros. 10 p.m. (ESPN2) WNBA Basketball Indiana Fever at Los Angeles Sparks. (WGN-A) MLB Baseball Chicago Cubs at San Francisco Giants.

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Tyler expects D-line to surprise SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Tank Tyler has a sense of what outsiders think of Carolina’s revamped defensive line without Julius Peppers and two other starters. “I don’t read the papers, but they might say we’re the worst line in the league,” Tyler said Monday. “I would appreciate them saying that, because I’m always out to prove somebody wrong.” While Tyler won’t have much to do with silencing skeptics wondering where all the sacks will come from now that Peppers is in Chicago, the defensive tackle will help determine if the Panthers can stop the run after

Maake Kemoeatu and Damione Lewis were released in the offseason. Tyler thinks he couldn’t be in a better place. After asking for — and getting — a trade from Kansas City last season, the Fayetteville, N.C., native and N.C. State product claims he’s recovered from knee surgery and ready to shine for his home state team. “I’m feeling great,” said Tyler, who on Monday was cleared to begin practicing twice a day. “I’m glad to be a part of this defense. It’s a highintensity defense. There’s a lot of enthusiasm and lot of passion for defense, period.”

While Charles Johnson and Everette Brown figure to split time at Peppers’ old position at end, the tackle spots are far from settled. Just how many questions the Panthers have were on display on Monday morning, when the coaching staff experimented with numerous lineups. Tyler and veteran Ed Johnson had been taking the majority of the snaps at defensive tackle with the first team. But they were shuffled off to mostly second-team work in the morning workout, with Derek Landri and Louis Leonard working with the Please see Panthers, Page 8B


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Saturday’s Games Cincinnati 4, Chicago Cubs 3 Pittsburgh 8, Colorado 7, 10 innings N.Y. Mets 1, Philadelphia 0 Milwaukee 5, Houston 2 Atlanta 3, San Francisco 0 Florida 5, St. Louis 4, 10 innings Arizona 6, San Diego 5 L.A. Dodgers 3, Washington 2, 10 innings Sunday’s Games St. Louis at Florida, ppd., rain Colorado 8, Pittsburgh 4 Philadelphia 6, N.Y. Mets 5 Atlanta 6, San Francisco 3 Milwaukee 11, Houston 6 Cincinnati 11, Chicago Cubs 4 San Diego 10, Arizona 1 L.A. Dodgers 8, Washington 3 Monday’s Games St. Louis 7, Cincinnati 3 Atlanta at Houston, late Arizona at Milwaukee, late Chicago Cubs at San Francisco, late Tuesday’s Games Florida (Ani.Sanchez 8-7) at Washington (Strasburg 5-2), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Padilla 5-3) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 7-4), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (Jimenez 17-2) at N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 10-6), 7:10 p.m. St. Louis (J.Garcia 9-5) at Cincinnati (Cueto 11-2), 7:10 p.m. Atlanta (Jurrjens 4-4) at Houston (Happ 2-1), 8:05 p.m. Arizona (Enright 3-2) at Milwaukee (M.Parra 3-9), 8:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Karstens 2-7) at San Diego (LeBlanc 5-10), 10:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Dempster 9-8) at San Francisco (Lincecum 11-5), 10:15 p.m. Wednesday’s Games St. Louis at Cincinnati, 12:35 p.m. Atlanta at Houston, 2:05 p.m. Florida at Washington, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Colorado at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Arizona at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. American League

East Division W L Pct 69 42 .627 67 44 .604 64 49 .563 59 52 .532 38 74 .333 Central Division W L Pct Chicago 63 49 .568 Minnesota 63 49 .563 Detroit 54 57 .486 Kansas City 47 64 .423 Cleveland 47 65 .420 West Division W L Pct Texas 64 47 .577 Oakland 56 54 .509 Los Angeles 56 57 .496 Seattle 42 70 .375

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen At Watkins Glen International Watkins Glen, N.Y. (Start position in parentheses) 1. (3) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet 2. (5) Kurt Busch, Dodge 3. (11) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota 4. (4) A J Allmendinger, Ford 5. (1) Carl Edwards, Ford 6. (2) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet 7. (6) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet 8. (10) Kyle Busch, Toyota 9. (22) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet 10. (16) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet 11. (20) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet 12. (19) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet 13. (31) Matt Kenseth, Ford 14. (12) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge 15. (25) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota 16. (23) Paul Menard, Ford 17. (36) Kasey Kahne, Ford 18. (33) Andy Lally, Chevrolet 19. (24) Mark Martin, Chevrolet 20. (32) Brad Keselowski, Dodge 21. (17) Patrick Carpentier, Ford 22. (28) Max Papis, Toyota 23. (30) David Reutimann, Toyota 24. (7) Greg Biffle, Ford 25. (35) David Ragan, Ford 26. (40) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet 27. (43) David Gilliland, Ford 28. (9) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet 29. (38) Elliott Sadler, Ford 30. (41) Travis Kvapil, Ford 31. (42) Kevin Conway, Ford 32. (34) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet 33. (18) Joey Logano, Toyota 34. (27) Regan Smith, Chevrolet 35. (29) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet 36. (15) Robby Gordon, Toyota 37. (14) Denny Hamlin, Toyota 38. (13) Boris Said, Toyota 39. (37) Joe Nemechek, Toyota 40. (21) Ron Fellows, Chevrolet 41. (39) P.J. Jones, Toyota 42. (26) Michael McDowell, Toyota 43. (8) Scott Speed, Toyota

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Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 91.960 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 23 minutes, 52 seconds. Margin of Victory: 4.735 seconds. Caution Flags: 5 for 13 laps. Lead Changes: 10 among 5 drivers. Lap Leaders: J.McMurray 1-5; J.Montoya 6-25; M.Ambrose 26-27; J.Montoya 28-40; M.Ambrose 41-45; J.Montoya 46-58; M.Ambrose 59; R.Newman 60; M.Martin 61-62; J.Montoya 63-90. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): J.Montoya, 4 times for 74 laps; M.Ambrose, 3 times for 8 laps; J.McMurray, 1 time for 5 laps; M.Martin, 1 time for 2 laps; R.Newman, 1 time for 1 lap. Top 12 in Points: 1. K.Harvick, 3,210; 2. J.Gordon, 3,025; 3. J.Burton, 2,895; 4. Ku.Busch, 2,892; 5. J.Johnson, 2,882; 6. D.Hamlin, 2,872; 7. Ky.Busch, 2,866; 8. T.Stewart, 2,865; 9. C.Edwards, 2,821; 10. M.Kenseth, 2,806; 11. G.Biffle, 2,743; 12. M.Martin, 2,641.

GOLF Bridgestone Invitational Scores At Firestone Country Club (South Course) Akron, Ohio Hunter Mahan Ryan Palmer Retief Goosen Bo Van Pelt Sean O’Hair Jim Furyk Jeff Overton Peter Hanson Louis Oosthuizen Padraig Harrington Adam Scott Steve Stricker Rory McIlroy Matt Kuchar Dustin Johnson Martin Laird Ryan Moore Nick Watney Justin Rose Stewart Cink Kenny Perry Paul Casey Sergio Garcia Martin Kaymer Jason Day Graeme McDowell Lucas Glover Miguel A. Jimenez Geoff Ogilvy Bubba Watson Justin Leonard Ernie Els Zach Johnson Bill Haas Rickie Fowler Angel Cabrera Oliver Wilson Katsumasa Miyamoto Alvaro Quiros Francesco Molinari Ben Curtis Scott Verplank Heath Slocum J.B. Holmes Troy Matteson K.J. Choi Chad Campbell Y.E. Yang Boo Weekley Luke Donald Ross Fisher

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BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Recalled C Craig Tatum from Norfolk (IL). SEATTLE MARINERS — Fired manager Don Wakamatsu, bench coach Ty Van Burkleo and pitching coach Rick Adair. Named Daren Brown interim manager. Promoted minor league pitching coordinator Carl Willis to pitching coach and minor league catching coordinaor Roger Hansen to bench coach. Released performance coach Steve Hecht from his contract. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Agreed to terms with LHP Justin Nicolino, LHP Mitchell Taylor and 2B Brandon Mims and assigned them to the Blue Jays (GCL). National League CINCINNATI REDS — Traded OF Chris Dickerson to Milwaukee for OF Jim Edmonds. Optioned LHP Travis Wood to Louisville (IL). HOUSTON ASTROS — Optioned LHP Wesley Wright to Round Rock (PCL). Called up RHP Mark Melancon from Round Rock. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Announced INF Cody Ransom has cleared waivers and accepted outright assignment to Lehigh Valley (IL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Agreed to terms with RHP Nick Kingham, RHP Brandon Cumpton and RHP Ryan Hafner. Assigned Kingham and Hafner to the Pirates (GCL) and Cumpton to State College (NYP). BASKETBALL National Basketball Association MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES — Signed F Anthony Tolliver. NEW JERSEY NETS — Signed F Sean May. FOOTBALL National Football League CAROLINA PANTHERS — Signed OT Jason Capizzi. Claimed G Andrew Crummey off waivers from Jacksonville. Waived G Noah Franklin and G Kurtis Gregory. NEW YORK JETS — Signed special teams coordinator Mike Westhoff to a contract extension through the 2011 season. Signed LB Tim Knicky. HOCKEY National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS — Signed RW Teemu Selanne to a one-year contract. NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Signed G Mark Dekanich to a one-year contract. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS — Announced the retirement of F Riley Cote who will become an assistant coach for Adirondack (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Signed D Radko Gudas to a three-year contract. Named Jon Cooper coach of Norfolk (AHL). COLLEGE CONCORDIA, TEXAS — Named Denise Lira softball coach. EAST TEXAS BAPTIST — Named Suzanne Truitt women’s assistant volleyball coach. HIGH POINT — Named Jenna Wrieden men’s and women’s assistant cross country and track and field coach. INDIANA STATE — Announced the resignation of women’s golf coach Mike Whitson, who will take the same position at Eastern Kentucky. IOWA — Named Marla Looper softball coach. LENOIR-RHYNE — Named Katie Pate and Jenna Burkett women’s assistant basketball coaches MONTANA STATE-BILLINGS — Named Rob Bishop baseball coach. NEW MEXICO — Dismissed DB Nathan Enriquez and DB A.J. Williams from the football team for an undisclosed rules violation. OBERLIN — Named Whitney Roggenburk women’s assistant tennis coach. OKLAHOMA CITY — Named Mitch Brown and Katie Cygan assistant wrestling coaches, Ann Ewing graduate assistant volleyball coach, Lindsay Knak graduate assistant trainer and Jessica Lantz assistant sports information director. POINT PARK — Named Jessica Weary women’s assistant soccer coach. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA — Fired baseball coach Chad Kreuter. Named assistant Frank Cruz as interim head coach for the 2011 season. ST. SCHOLASTICA — Named Todd Bouchie assistant track and field coach. SYRACUSE — Named Andrea Buch women’s assistant rowing coach. UTEP — Suspended CB Travaun Nixon one game and WR Marlon McClure two games after violating team rules. WASHINGTON — Named Kari Duperron women’s assistant basketball coach.

Red Sox eke out split with Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Bard trotted in from the bullpen in the seventh inning knowing he was facing a most sticky situation — and it had nothing to do with the sultry weather. Worse. The bases were loaded, Derek Jeter was the batter and the Boston Red Sox were clinging to a two-run lead over the

New York Yankees. Bard’s stuff was stellar. He needed only six overpowering pitches to strike out Jeter and Nick Swisher to get out of that jam, and the Red Sox went on to a 2-1 victory Monday over the Yankees that ended Jon Lester’s career-worst four-game skid.

Closer Jonathan Papelbon struck out three in 1 1-3 innings for the save and Jacoby Ellsbury tied a team record with four steals as Boston took the finale of the wraparound series. The win locked up a split of the series and ensured the Red Sox remained six games behind AL East-leading New York.

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FOREST CITY — The Forest City Owls have hit a snag in their quest to repeat as Coastal Plain League Champions. Jharel Cotton dominated the Owls from the mound, throwing a three-hitter as Peninsula scored all the runs they needed in the fourth to beat Forest City, 3-1 at McNair Field in game two in the 2010 CPL semifinals Monday. The best of three series is now tied at 1-1 with a series deciding game three happening tonight at McNair Field in a 7 p.m. start. The winner of tonight’s contest will face Edenton which swept Gastonia in the other semifinal series. Cotton fired a perfect game for nearly five innings and worked masterfully through eight. Cotton, who worked fast out of the stretch, struck out 10, walked one and never allowed an Owls player past first base. Kevin McKague got the save in the ninth for the Pilots. The Owls tried to mount a rally in the ninth. Will Skinner singled to open up the inning and Grant Buckner doubled off the wall in left. Skinner came around to score to cut the lead to 3-1. The game would end on a strikeout and two groundouts as Skinner was left stranded at third. All of Peninsula’s offense did the damage during the fourth. Peninsula’s Jimmy Rider opened up the frame on a hit in to the right field gap, but Forest City’s Skinner cut the ball off to hold him to a long single. Chas Crane walked and two batters later, Mergenthaler smoked a double down the right field line. Crane would later score on McKague’s sacrifice fly to right for a 2-0 lead. The Pilots scored their final run of the night in the ninth on an error. Brian Burton of Forest City broke up Cotton’s perfect game, when he slapped a single into short left during the fifth. Konstantine Diamaduros beat out an infield hit in seventh and Mark Dvoroznak’s broken-bat single to left in the eighth was all the hitting Forest City could accomplish on the night. All of those runners were left stranded and just four Owls reached base through eight innings. Kyle Putnam was hit with the loss as he went 5.2 innings, gave up five hits, one walk and two runs, while striking out two in a solid performance on the mound for Forest City. Nick Lomascolo came on in relief, striking out four and giving up just two hits over the last three innings.

Owls 6, Pilots 4, 10 innings Owls’ third baseman Grant Buckner made quite the mark on the scoreboard with his extra inning home run that led to a game-one victory over the Pilots on Sunday night. Buckner, who went 2-for-5 with three runs driven in, belted an off-speed pitch off the scoreboard in left center field to give the Owls the lead for good after they lost a two-run lead in the eighth frame. Forest City led 4-2 going into the bottom of the eighth, but a two-run double to center field by Pilots designated hitter Mike Mergenthaler tied the game. Peninsula had threatened in the ninth, putting their first two runners on at first and second, but shortstop Jimmy Rider’s sacrifice bunt attempt came back to Owls pitcher Brett Stackhouse who was able to nab the lead runner at third. Stackhouse would then strikeout third baseman Chas Crane before giving way to Seth Cutler-Voltz, who induced a ground ball to end the inning. Mark Dvoroznak in the tenth battled at the plate in his only at bat of the game by fouling off five pitches with two strikes before getting a single on the 11th pitch of the clash. Dvoroznak had come in earlier in the game as a pinch runner for left fielder Konstantine Diamaduros. Following a strikeout by pinch hitter Cade Stallings, Buckner hit his sixth home run of the summer. Although the Pilots did have a runner in their final at bat in the tenth, Cutler-Voltz got a double play started by shortstop Reed Harper to end the contest. Cutler-Voltz was the winning pitcher, while Tony Chisman took the loss for Peninsula. After the first four innings went scoreless with minimal offense, the two clubs combined for five runs in the fifth with Forest City getting a tworun single from right fielder Tarran Senay) and a RBI double by Will Skinner in the opening half of the frame. Peninsula answered with two of their own to make it 3-2 Forest City. The Owls went back up by two when Buckner singled in Senay from third base two innings later.

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CHARLOTTE (AP) — NASCAR will open the 2011 Chase for the Sprint Cup championship at Chicagoland Speedway, shifting the start of its titledeciding 10-race format to the second largest media market the series serves. “I can’t think of a better market than Chicago and the Chicagoland area to kick off NASCAR’s version of the playoffs,” track president Craig Rust said in an announcement made Monday in Chicago with NASCAR officials, current series points leader Kevin Harvick and defending race winner David Reutimann. It was the first major change officially confirmed in what’s expected to be sev-

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2274 10-SP-029 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 Diana Kay Brown and James W Brown, dated March 29, 2006 and recorded on April 11, 2006, in Book No. 894, at Page 195 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina; and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness secured thereby and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements contained therein and, pursuant to demand of the holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will place for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at Rutherford County Courthouse, Rutherfordton, North Carolina on August 24, 2010 at 10:00 AM that parcel of land, including improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the City of Lake Lure, County of Rutherford, State of North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Lying in the Township of Chimney Rock, Rutherford County, North Carolina BEING all of Lot 37 of the Stonecrest Subdivision as shown on a plat thereof recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rutherford County in Plat Book 26, at Page 81, reference to which is hereby made for a more particular description of said lot. ALSO BEING a portion of the same property described in a deed dated April 15, 2005 from BOWATER, INCORPORATED to THE PEAKS AT LAKE LURE, LLC recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rutherford County in Deed book 870, at Page 497. Address of property: Lot 37 Stonecrest Development a/k/a 183 Stonecrest Pkwy, Lake Lure, NC 28746 Present Record Owners: Diana Kay Brown and James W Brown 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 ofcertified funds at the time of the sale. In the event that the Owner and Holder or its intended assignee is exempt from paying the same, the successful bidder shall be required to pay revenue stamps on the Trustee’s Deed, and any Land Transfer Tax.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dated: June 23, 2010

Dated: August 3, 2010

David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee By:________________________________ Attorney at Law 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

David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee By:________________________________ Attorney at Law Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC Attorneys for David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee 2701 Coltsgate Road, Suite 300 Charlotte, NC 28211-3594 (704) 697-5809 Posted:_______________________ Witness: Assistant/Deputy Clerk of Superior Court


4B — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Tuesday, August 10, 2010 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 255 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Robert L. Mebane and Martha B. Mebane to Jerone C. Herring, Trustee(s), dated the 12th day of June, 2003, and recorded in Book 735, Page 261, in Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door at 229 North Main St in the City of Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 1:30 PM on August 24, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the Township of Rutherfordton and Green Hill, in the County of Rutherford, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Situate, lying and being in Rutherfordton Township and Green Hill Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina and lying north of Miller Road, SR 1161, and south of Maple Creek Road, SR 1178, and being the same property as that described in Deed Book 295, Page 379, Deed Book 295, Page 470, and Deed Book 306, Page 436, and being described in accordance with a new plat of survey done by Professional Surveying Services dated 11-09-92, as follows: BEGINNING at a point in the centerline of Miller Road, SR 1161, said beginning point being the common southernmost corner of the tract described herein and the Clifford Walker property described in Will Book 86 E, Page 29, and running thence from said beginning point along and with the centerline of Miller Road South 64 degrees 02 minutes 53 seconds West 54.31 feet to a point, said point being the common southernmost corner of the tract described herein and the Dewey D. Hamilton property described in Deed Book 320, Page 648, thence leaving the centerline of Miller Road and running along and with the Dewy D. Hamilton boundary North 12 degrees 46 minutes 21 seconds East 460.35 feet, passing an existing iron pin at 41.81 feet, to an existing iron pin; thence continuing with the Dewey D. Hamilton boundary and subsequently the Tyrone M. Hamilton boundary, Deed Book 320, Page 650, North 81 degrees 00 minutes 03 seconds West 448.48 feet to an existing concrete monument said monument being the common southernmost corner of the tract described herein and the Allan A. Thompson property described in Deed Book 434, Page 607; thence leaving the Tyrone M. Hamilton boundary and running along and with the Thompson boundary on the following calls: North 03 degrees 14 minutes 09 seconds East 154.37 feet to an existing concrete monument; thence North 80 degrees 20 minutes 16 seconds West 323.70 feet to an existing iron pin; thence North 43 degrees 15 minutes 35 seconds West 184.34 feet to an existing iron pin; thence North 59 degrees 10 minutes 25 seconds West 203.01 feet to an existing iron pin; thence North 74 degrees 38 minutes 21 seconds West 200.05 feet to an existing iron pin; thence North 55 degrees 04 minutes 32 seconds West 199.63 feet to a point in a gulley, thence North 63 degrees 04 minutes 32 seconds West 109.79 feet to a point in a gulley; thence North 47 degrees 04 minutes 32 seconds West 117.78 feet to a point in a gulley, thence North 56 degrees 04 minutes 32 seconds West 199.63 feet to a point in a gulley; thence North 41 degrees 07 minutes 45 seconds West 184.62 feet to an existing iron pin; thence North 27 degrees 20 minutes 58 seconds West 190.94 feet to an existing iron pin; thence North 27 degrees 20 minutes 58 seconds West 19.06 feet to an point in the centerline of Mill Creek, said point being the common corner of the property described herein, the aforesaid Allan A. Thompson property, and the J. Dewitt Hill property described in Deed Book 343, Page 68; thence leaving the Allan A. Thompson boundary and running along and with the Hill boundary and the center of Mill Creek on the following calls; North 84 degrees 49 minutes 54 seconds East 67.69 feet to a point; thence North 58 degrees 27 minutes 01 second East 22.87 feet to a point; thence North 19 degrees 44 minutes 27 seconds West 67.27 feet to a point; thence North 26 degrees 47 minutes 13 seconds East 122.04 feet to a point; thence North 81 degrees 56 minutes 26 seconds East 24.98 feet to a point; thence North 43 degrees 44 minutes 47 seconds East 79.43 feet to a point, thence South 60 degrees 31 minutes 47 seconds East 21.82 feet to a point; thence North 79 degrees 48 minutes 05 seconds East 50.90 feet to a point; thence leaving the center of Mill Creek and continuing with the Hill boundary North 55 degrees 44 minutes 07 seconds West 91.05 feet to a new iron pin; thence North 09 degrees 04 minutes 27 seconds West 106.77 feet, passing a new iron pin at 76.77 feet; to a PK nail set in the centerline of the Maple Creek Road, SR 1178; thence leaving the hill boundary and running along and with the centerline of Maple Creek Road North 73 degrees 42 minutes 37 seconds East 332.49 feet to a PK nail set in the center of Maple Creek Road over the centerline of a culvert, said PK nail being the common northernmost corner of the tract described herein and the Weldon D. Frady property described in Deed Book 365, Page 59; thence leaving the centerline of Maple Creek Road and running along and with the Frady boundary on the following calls: South 31 degrees 18 minutes 22 seconds East 65.23 feet to a point; thence South 62 degrees 29 minutes 22 seconds West 96.76 feet to a point; thence South 27 degrees 59 minutes 10 seconds West 72.54 feet to a point; thence South 42 degrees 51 minutes 35 seconds West 54.73 feet to a point in the center of Spring Branch; thence continuing with the Frady boundary and the center of Spring Branch on the following calls; South 61 degrees 17 minutes 12 seconds East 30.76 feet to a point; thence South 27 degrees 30 minutes 45 seconds East 14.98 feet to a point; thence North 87 degrees 18 minutes 05 seconds East 23.51 feet to a point; thence North 60 degrees 10 minutes 44 seconds East 12.36 feet to a point, thence South 87 degrees 33 minutes 51 seconds East 25.10 feet to a point; thence South 70 degrees 09 minutes 20 seconds East 86.48 feet to a point; thence North 89 degrees 31 minutes 02 seconds East 39.32 feet to a point; thence leaving the center of Spring Branch and continuing with the Frady boundary on the following calls; South 54 degrees 45 minutes 00 seconds East 101.83 feet, passing a new iron pin at 20.00 feet, to a new iron pin thence North 88 degrees 16 minutes 00 seconds East 135.00 feet to a new iron pin; then North 84 degrees 16 minutes 01 second East 203.82 feet to a new iron pin; thence North 74 degrees 15 minutes 49 seconds East 232.74 feet to a existing concrete monument, said monument is located in the Mary Elizabeth Hutchins Johnson boundary, see Deed Book 500, Page 505; thence leaving the Weldon D. Frady boundary and running along and with the Johnson boundary on the following calls: South 11 degrees 31 minutes 52 seconds East 74.90 feet to an existing concrete monument; thence North 87 degrees 32 minutes 09 seconds East 243.82 feet to a new iron pin; thence North 81 degrees 32 minutes 09 seconds East 222.92 feet to a new iron pin; thence South 16 degrees 08 minutes 36 seconds East 90.56 feet to an existing concrete monument; thence South 67 degrees 49 minutes 09 seconds East 190.52 feet to an existing iron pin; thence South 56 degrees 24 minutes 16 seconds East 193.93 feet to an existing concrete monument, said monument marks the common corner of the tract described herein, the aforesaid Johnson property, the Brian M. Winsauer property described in Deed Book 591, Page 123, and the Hugh Gibbon property described in Deed Book 506, Page 95; thence leaving the Johnson boundary and running along and with the Gibbon boundary South 28 degrees 07 minutes 45 seconds east 911.70 feet to a marked sweet gum tree; thence continuing with the Gibbon boundary South 20 degrees 38 minutes 01 second East 164.41 feet to a new iron pin, said new iron pin marks the common corner of the Hugh Gibbon property and the Rodney R. Hodge property described in Deed Book 571, Page 601; thence leaving the Gibbon boundary and running along and with the Hodge boundary on the following calls; South 26 degrees 30 minutes 01 second East 118.62 feet to an existing concrete monument; thence South 05 degrees 03 minutes 07 seconds West 97.95 feet to a new iron pin; thence South 05 degrees 03 minutes 44 seconds East 168.37 feet to an existing concrete monument, said monument marks the common corner of the tract described herein, the aforementioned Rodney R. Hodge property, the Dora T. Walker property described in Deed Book 523, Page 514, and the Clifford Walker property referred to above; thence leaving the Hodge boundary and running along and with the Clifford Walker boundary on the following calls; North 80 degrees 58 minutes 55 seconds West 606.91 feet, passing an existing iron pin at 406.91 feet, to an existing iron pin; thence South 12 degrees 46 minutes 47 seconds West 429.14 feet, passing an existing iron pin at 379.14 feet, to the point and place of BEGINNING, and containing 58.16 acres, more or less. Together with improvements located thereon;

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Unfurnished Apartments

Forest City, Main St.

convenience. Walk to new eateries & upcoming shops. 1 & 2BR avail. Starting at $380. Call for details. Arlington Ridge, 247 Arlington St. 828-447-3233 Very nice large remodeled 1, 2, 3 Bedroom Townhome Apts. starting at $375 per month W/d hookup and water incld. Carriage House Apts.

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EAL ESTATE FOR SALE

0710

House, office, kids play house. 12x16 finished, insulated, deck steps AIR $2750 Paul 245-6858 See www.online buygeorge.com/cabin.jpg

0734

in Spindale with all utilities, an excellent natural source of water, artesian well. $195,000. Call 287-2640

Small 3BR/1BA 221 Hawthorn Lane behind ICC. $400/mo. + $400 dep. No pets! Call 828-453-9565

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Business Places/ Offices

Commercial retail space available 5,000 sqft., high traffic area. 589 S Main St., Rfdtn. Call 286-9322

0675

or 429-0109 or 429-3976

Homes for Rent

Beautiful Home 2BR/2BA Bostic area $550/mo. See www.onlinebuygeorge.com/ 593.jpg 828-245-6858

Mobile Homes for Rent

2BR Mobile Home on private lot in Sandy Mush. $400/mo. + deposit. Call 704-482-1184

Lots & Acreage

Approximately 39 acres investment property

1-888-684-5072

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Homes for Sale

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Commercial/Office

FREE STANDING BLDG 1800 sqft. Chimney Rock Rd. Rfdtn. $165K 828-287-0779

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Campers/Trailers

2007 Hornet Camper, good cond., bought new. 28', sleeps 7-8. Call 828-657-4166 Complete camping pkg.: 98 Silverado Duly w/04 Golf Stream Supreme 5th wheel w/full slide, all amenities. Priced to sell! Call 248-9842

2BR/1BA, Ellenboro area, w/d, $350/mo + $350 dep. No pets. Call 828-305-4476 2BR/2BA Cent. h/a, stove, refrig. No pets. $425 + $300 dep. 245-5703 or 286-8665 Nice 2BR/1BA Bostic, a/c. Dep.& ref's. req. $350/mo. Sr. discount. 248-1909

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Motorcycles

1997 CBR 600F3 24K miles, Yoshimura full exhaust. Garage kept, needs someone to ride! $2,800 Call 704-300-6632

0860

Vans for Sale

'94 Chev. Truck, '92 Chev. Van. For info call 245-3902, or 828-429-3267

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Said property being located at: 590 Miller Road, Rutherfordton, North Carolina Tax Map 115, Block 1, Lot 1-B. Being the same property as that described in Deed Book 602, Page 372, Rutherford County Registry. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §45-21.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). 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/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the 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, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (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. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This 3rd day of August, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE BY: Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 1031519

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the estate of DARRELL FRANKLIN SKINNER of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said DARRELL FRANKLIN SKINNER to present them to the undersigned on or before the 10th day of November, 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 10th day of August, 2010. Lisa Louise Skinner Ingram, Executor 2395 Tuscaville Rd. Tallahassee, FL 32312

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the estate of KATHLEEN BOWLIN of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said KATHLEEN BOWLIN to present them to the undersigned on or before the 20th day of October, 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 20th day of July, 2010. Margaret Rhodes, Executor 4519 US HWY 64/74A Rutherfordton, NC 28139

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the estate of LOIS MARIE HOOPER PASCHAL of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said LOIS MARIE HOOPER PASCHAL to present them to the undersigned on or before the 20th day of October, 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 20th day of July, 2010. Barbara Paschal Toney, Executor 194 Five Oaks Lane Rutherfordton, NC 28139


The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Tuesday, August 10, 2010 — 5B

PERSONNEL TECHNICIAN I The Rutherford-Polk-McDowell District Health Department is searching for an energetic, detail oriented, professional to fill the Personnel Technician position in the Human Resources office located in Rutherford County. This position will administer the benefit programs, assists with new employee orientation, processes employee paperwork, provides recruitment and selection support, assists with worker’s compensation program and filing. Graduation from high school and four years of progressively responsible administrative or clerical work including one year of experience in administering a personnel program for a work unit or in a personnel office, preferably related to this position; or graduation from a four year college or university; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Ability to use judgment and discretion in handling personnel related issues. Excellent communication and customer service skills. Applicants must submit a current resume and state application (PD 107) to the address listed below by 5:00 PM on Friday, August 13, 2010. Applications can be obtained from the Employment Security Commission, our website at www.rpmhd.org/hr/employment or from the following address:

RPM District Health Department Attn: Human Resources Dept. 221 Callahan-Koon Rd. • Spindale, NC 28160 828-287-6488 EOE

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 265 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Linda Gail Harris and husband, Kenneth Wayne Harris (Kenneth Wayne Harris, deceased) to MidAtlantic Title, Trustee(s), dated the 7th day of March, 2006, and recorded in Book 888, Page 700, in Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door at 229 North Main St in the City of Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 1:30 PM on August 24, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the Township of Cool Springs, in the County of Rutherford, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows:

2216 10-SP-311 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 Gus Odell Tesseneer and Tracy Tesseneer, dated August 16, 2002 and recorded on August 16, 2002, in Book No. 0684, at Page 0375 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina; and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness secured thereby and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements contained therein and, pursuant to demand of the holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will place for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at Rutherford County Courthouse, Rutherfordton, North Carolina on August 11, 2010 at 10:00 AM that parcel of land, including improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the City of Bostic, County of Rutherford, State of North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Situate, lying and being in Golden Valley Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being a portion of the property described in Deed recorded in Deed Book 684, Page 240, Rutherford County Registry, said portion being described according to a survey dated August 6, 2002, bearing Drawing No. 7-129 and prepared by Stephen R. Choun, PLS, of Davis Surveying as follows: BEGINNING at a point located in the centerline of State Road 1006 (Bostic-Sunshine Highway), said point being located South 17 deg 37 min 31 sec West 462.19 feet from a PK nail at said highways intersection with US Highway 226, said beginning point also being located in the southeastern corner of the property of Raymond Lee King, Jr. as described in Deed recorded in Deed Book 699, Page 560, Rutherford County Registry, and running thence from said beginning point and with the southern boundary of the said King property and with the centerline of a branch South 85 deg 17 min 57 sec West 268.67 feet (passing existing iron stakes at 34.67 feet and at 238.67 feet) to a point, North 76 deg 40 min 55 sec West 47.18 feet, North 55 deg 47 min 35 sec West 80.42 feet, North 27 deg 19 min 40 sec West 71.68 feet, and North 16 deg 23 min 07 sec West 90.55 feet to a point located in the southwestern corner of the said King property; thence leaving the said King property and running a new line South 22 deg 10 min 05 sec West 532.90 feet to a new iron stake, a new corner; thence running another new line South 67 deg 10 min 28 sec East 474.73 feet (passing a new iron stake at 444.73 feet) to a point located in the centerline of State Road 1006 (Bostic-Sunshine Highway); thence running with the centerline of said road North 23 deg 49 min 13 sec East 235.90 feet, North 21 deg 53 min 42 sec East 152.20 feet, and North 20 deg 13 min 38 sec East 144.97 feet to the point and place of Beginning, and containing 5.00 acres to said survey. Address of property: 7551 Bostic Sunshine Highway, Bostic, NC 28018 Present Record Owners: Gus Odell Tesseneer and Tracy Tesseneer 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 land reference is described as follows: ALL that certain lot or parcel of land lying and being in Cool Springs Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina and more particularly described as follows: TRACT NO. ONE: BEING the same property as that described in deed dated October 26, 1993, recorded in Deed Book 61, Page 203, Rutherford County Registry, and described according to said deed as follows: BEING the same property as described in deed dated September 30, 1954, from S.D. Pace and wife, Lessie G. Pace to Robert B. McBrayer and wife, Earleen R. McBrayer and recorded in Deed Book 226, Page 337, Rutherford County Registry, and described according to said deed as follows: ALL those certain parcels of lots of land, situate, lying and being at the West end of the Town of Forest City, Cool Springs Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina. Being Lots Number Seven (7), Eight (8), Nine (9), Ten (10) and Eleven (11) in Block “B” of the W.G. Trout Estate lands subdivision as shown on map or plat made by Henry Duncan, Surveyor, October 22, 1940, and recorded in Plat Book No. 3, Page 102, Public Registry of Rutherford County, North Carolina; being bounded on the North by the lands of Robert Philbeck, on the East by the Pleasant Grove Road, on the South by the lands of Flay Weathers and on the West by the lands of Long, and described by courses and distances as follows: BEGINNING on an iron pin on the West side of the Pleasant Grove Road, Flay Weathers’ corner, and runs thence with this line North 88 degrees West 64 feet to an iron pin, Weathers’ and Long’s corner; thence with the Long line North 28 degrees West 156 feet to an iron pin, the Long and Philbeck corner; thence with the Philbeck line South 85 degrees East 132 feet to a stake on the West side of Pleasant Grove Road; thence with the West side of Pleasant Grove Road South 2 degrees East 125 feet to the place of beginning. TRACT NO. TWO: BEING the same property as that described in deed dated May 20, 1994, to Deborah L. Born, unmarried recorded in Deed Book 644, Page 663, Rutherford County Registry, and described according to said deed as follows: LYING and being in the Town of Forest City, Cool Springs Township , Rutherford County, N.C., and being a triangular strip of land which lies on the Western side of and adjoins other real property already owned by Earleen R. McBrayer (said other property being Lots 7-11 and having been heretofore to Deborah L. Born by deed recorded in Book 621, Page 203) and said triangular strip of land being hereby being further described, according to a survey map dated April 1, 1975, by John F. Padgett, Registered Surveyor Number L1467, as follows: BEGINNING on an iron pin at the Southwestern corner of the above-mentioned property described in said deed dated September 30, 1954, and more particularly being the Southwestern corner of said Lot No. 7 thereof; and said point of beginning being located North 86-15 West 10.3 feet from a concrete monument and the Northern end of a chain link fence (said monument and fence being in the common line of property of Rutherford Electric Corp. and the said property already owned by said Earleen R. McBrayer) and from said point of beginning the line runs North 26-30 West 156 feet (along and with the five respective western lines of the said five lots already owned by Earleen R. McBrayer) to an iron pin located at the Northwestern corner of the aforementioned property described in said deed dated September 30, 1954, and more particularly the Northwestern corner of said Lot No. 11 thereof, thence South 14-08 East 78.28 feet to an iron pine; thence South 38-10 East 87.6 feet to the point of beginning. Together with improvements located thereon; Said property being located at: 161 Hudlow Road, Forest City, North Carolina Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §45-21.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). 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/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the 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, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (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. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This 3rd day of August, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE BY: Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 1030985

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. Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential With Less Than 15 Rental Units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a bona fide lease or tenancy may have additional rights pursuant to Title VII of 5.896 - Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act which became effective on May 20, 2009. Dated: July 21, 2010 David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee By:________________________________ Attorney at Law Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC Attorneys for David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee 2701 Coltsgate Road, Suite 300 Charlotte, NC 28211-3594 (704) 697-5809 Posted:_______________________ Witness: Assistant/Deputy Clerk of Superior Court


6B — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Tuesday, August 10, 2010 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 305 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Martha W. Lowery aka Martha W. Watson (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Martha W. Lowery) to J. Throckmorton, Trustee(s), dated the 22nd day of October, 2003, and recorded in Book 0761, Page 0739, in Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door at 229 North Main St in the City of Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 1:30 PM on August 24, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the Township of High Shoals, in the County of Rutherford, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: The land referred to is described as follows: All that certain lot or Rutherford County, North

parcel of land situated in High Shoals Township, Carolina and more particularly described as follows:

Being a part of the property described in Deed from Perry Pace and wife, to J.W. Davis Company, Incorporated, and recorded in Deed Book 231 at Page 377, and being described by calls and distances as follows: BEGINNING at a point in the Buck Collins south line, said point being located 441 1/2 feet North 18 1/2 deg west from intersection of the Old Island Ford Road and US Highway # 221, 2208 feet North 81 3/4 deg East in the said Buck Collins line (Gowan’s Old South Line); thence North 81 3/4 deg East 419 feet with Buck Collins South line to a stake; thence South 15 deg West 632 feet to a stake, the edge of Davis Lake Road; thence with the North edge of said Road North 63 1/4deg West 187 feet; thence North 68 deg 40 min West 71 feet with road; thence with the road North 77 3/4 deg West 127 feet to a stake; thence North 14 1/2 deg East 445 feet to the place of BEGINNING, containing 5 acres, more or less. Together with improvements located thereon;

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CLASSIFIED ADS GET RESULTS!!! NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 304 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Elizabeth Lovelace Merck aka Elizabeth A. Cash and Calvin M. Cash (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Elizabeth Lovelace Merck) to J. Throckmorton, Trustee(s), dated the 14th day of July, 2005, and recorded in Book 850, Page 235, in Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door at 229 North Main St in the City of Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 1:30 PM on August 24, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Rutherford, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Situate, Lying and being in Cool Springs Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, and lying on the East side of Matheny Street, and beginning at an iron pin in the Eastern margin of Matheny Street, said iron pin being located 16 feet from the Northern end of a culvert and also being the Northwest corner of the remaining J.L. Matheny Homeplace property and also being in the common line of Thomas Johnson’s Property and running thence with Thomas Johnson’s line North 77 degrees East 223 feet to an iron pin in Johnson’s line; thence continuing South 7 degrees East 234 feet to an iron pin; thence North 88 degrees West 178 feet to an iron pin on the eastern edge of Matheny Street; thence running with the edge of Matheny Street, North 21 degrees West 200 feet to the point and place of beginning. Together with improvements located thereon; Said property being located at: 151 Matheny Street, Forest City, North Carolina

Said property being located at: 319 Davis Lake Road, Forest City, North Carolina For further Deed reference: see Deed Book/Page: 584/578

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Tax ID #: 09-09826

Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §45-21.23.

Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §45-21.23.

Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1).

Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1).

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/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the 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, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws.

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/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the 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, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (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. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This 3rd day of August, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE BY: Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 1033417

A cash deposit or cashier’s check (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. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This 3rd day of August, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE BY: Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 1034771

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six leagues with automatic access to those glitzy bowls — and has won only one big-money bowl game since HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston making the right decision.” adding Miami and Virginia Tech in Texans asked the NFL to reduce Goodell said he’s open-minded 2004 and BC in ’05. or rescind the four-game suspenabout reconsidering Cushing’s case. It might help the league’s image sion given to star linebacker Brian “As you know in the medical prothat several of its expected marCushing on Monday, saying he has a fession, there are rarely absolutes quee players this season are on the unique medical condition stemming and there are varying opinions,” he offensive side of the ball. While the from something called overtrained said. “We want to make sure we lisathlete syndrome. ten to all the experts and understand ACC’s dominating force could well be a North Carolina defense packed Cushing described the condition all the facts.” with NFL talent, the offenses boast after Monday morning’s practice. He Cushing was suspended for the playmakers such as Ryan Williams said the syndrome can trigger horfirst four games this season after and Tyrod Taylor of Virginia Tech, monal spikes after breaks in traintesting positive last year for HCG, Miami’s Jacory Harris, and preing, explaining why he would have a drug on the league’s banned subseason player of the year Christian tested positive for a fertility drug last stance list. Cushing says he never September — a drug he said he never took the drug, which can be used to Ponder of Florida State. A capsule look at teams in predicttook. restart testosterone production after ed order of finish: Texans owner Bob McNair met a steroid cycle, and has no idea how with commissioner Roger Goodell it got into his body. in New York to plead his case. The Cushing said months of tests show Coastal Division league denied Cushing’s appeal of that he had a “unique” medical conVIRGINIA TECH — Key players: the suspension in February. dition that led to the positive test. QB Tyrod Taylor, RB Ryan Williams, “I did meet with Bob at his WRs Danny Coale and Jarrett request,” Goodell said Monday durCushing said he could not offer Boykin, DT John Graves. Returning ing a previously scheduled conferdetails about what scientific evistarters: 8 offense, 5 defense. ence call with Texans season ticket dence McNair was presenting. Tom Notes: Virginia Tech and Texas holders. “I’m trying to get all the Condon, Cushing’s agent, did not the only teams with at least 10 facts correct, so we make sure we are answer e-mail and phone messages. wins in each of last six seasons. ... Traditionally stout Tech defense must find replacements for six starters, including LB Cody Grimm and DE Jason Worilds. NORTH CAROLINA — Key players: QB T.J. Yates, DL Marvin Austin, LBs Quan Sturdivant and Bruce Carter, S Deunta Williams. Returning starters: 10 offense, 9 defense. Notes: Tar Heels have an ACC-best 21 returning starters, including both specialists. ... They return the bulk of the ACC’s top defense in 2009, but season could hinge on how well they handle the distraction of an NCAA probe into whether two players had improper contact with agents. ... North Carolina looking for third straight bowl berth, which hasn’t happened since Tar Heels went bowling every year from 1993-98. MIAMI — Key players: QB Jacory Harris, WR Leonard Hankerson, DE Allen Bailey, CB Brandon Harris. Returning starters: 6 offense, 8 Associated Press defense. Notes: Hurricanes hope to regain Carolina Panthers’ Tank Tyler, right, battles C.J. Davis, left, during practice at the NFL football team’s training camp in Spartanburg, S.C. RB Graig Cooper, coming off a major knee injury from Champs Sports Bowl loss to Wisconsin. ... K Matt Bosher is the nation’s most accurate Tyler claimed he asked to be traded returning kicker, hitting 32 of 36 on Oct. 20. Late that night, the inju- field goals and 90 consecutive extraContinued from Page 1B ry-depleted Panthers acquired him points. for a fifth-round pick in this year’s GEORGIA TECH — Key players: draft. starters. QB Josh Nesbitt, RBs Anthony Allen “I was going back home,” he said. “I and Roddy Jones, LB Brad Jefferson. “It’s wide open because we don’t was more than happy.” have any returning starters there. Returning starters: 6 offense, 8 The Panthers had been going There’s competition there,” coach defense. through numerous tackles since John Fox. “We’re learning them, Notes: Defending ACC champs are Kemoeatu went down with a rupthey’re learning us. They’ll sort that looking for replacements for their tured Achilles’ tendon on the first out as we move forward.” leading rusher (Jonathan Dwyer) day of camp last year. Tyler helped in and receiver (Demaryius Thomas). Added Tyler: “Until that first snap a reserve role for six games until he, ... Nesbitt is 692 yards shy of Woody against the Giants (in Week 1), you too, was sidelined with a right knee probably won’t even know who’s Dantzler’s league record for yards injury that he said required microfstarting.” rushing by a quarterback. ... Yellow Tyler, though, thinks he has a good racture surgery. Jackets have last three ACC coaches “It was a minor setback last year shot after an up-and-down start to of the year on their staff — head but it made me a stronger man going coach Paul Johnson won it in 2008 his pro career. through that,” Tyler said. “Some peo- and ’09, and new defensive coordinaA first-team all-Atlantic Coast ple feel like they’re untouchable on Conference selection as a senior tor Al Groh was the 2007 honoree at the field. When stuff like that hapwith the Wolfpack, the 6-foot-2, Virginia. 306-pound Tyler was as third-round pens and you overcome it, you get DUKE — Key players: WRs pick of the Chiefs. After playing little stronger. It’s something that needed Donovan Varner and Conner Vernon, to take place, maybe.” as a rookie, he started all 16 games CB Chris Rwabukamba. Returning When Kemoeatu and Lewis were in 2008, recording 41 tackles. starters: 9 offense, 6 defense. released, general manager Marty But the Chiefs changed coaches Notes: Three returning Blue Devils Hurney spoke of the depth of young had at least 50 receptions last year, and switched from a 4-3 to a 3-4 talent at defensive tackle. The defense before last season. Tyler was giving new QB Sean Renfree sev25-year-old Tyler is part of a group miscast as a nose guard and soon eral options as he gets comfortwith little experience and plenty of lost his job. He was rarely playing, able replacing four-year starter questions. and getting frustrated. Thad Lewis. ... Duke’s five wins last “Every year in training camp you “I guess I wasn’t the fit they were year were its most since 1994. ... have to fight for a position,” Tyler looking for, obviously,” Tyler said. Blue Devils haven’t won a game in said. “That’s what we’re all doing “But I felt like I played well. They November since 2004. right now, fighting for the starting were some great coaches, so all VIRGINIA — Key players: QB spot and fighting to make it a great respect to them. It was just time for Marc Verica, WR Kris Burd, DB defensive line when we’re out there.” Ras-I Dowling. Returning starters: 6 a change.”

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offense, 6 defense. Notes: New coach Mike London served two stints as an assistant coach in Charlottesville. ... Cavaliers’ last-place finish in 2009 was their first since the ACC split into divisions in ’05. ... Verica threw for 2,000 yards as the starter in 2008 but played behind Jameel Sewell last year.

Atlantic Division FLORIDA STATE — Key players: QB Christian Ponder, OG Rodney Hudson, LB Nigel Bradham. Returning starters: 10 offense, 6 defense. Notes: New coach Jimbo Fisher looking to lead Seminoles to NCAAbest 29th straight bowl appearance. ... Ponder averaged nearly 322 total yards in his nine starts last season. ... Florida State must replace three starters from a secondary that ranked 11th in ACC in passing yards allowed. BOSTON COLLEGE — Key players: RB Montel Harris, LBs Mark Herzlich and Luke Kuechly. Returning starters: 8 offense, 7 defense. Notes: Harris is on pace to break Derrick Knight’s school career rushing record this season. He’s 1,368 yards shy of the mark of 3,725 and has averaged nearly 1,200 in his first two seasons at BC. ... Herzlich, the ACC’s defensive player of the year in 2008, returns after missing last season to fight a rare form of cancer. ... Eagles looking for their 12th straight bowl trip. CLEMSON — Key players: QB Kyle Parker, RBs Andre Ellington and Jamie Harper, DT Jarvis Jenkins. Returning starters: 7 offense, 6 defense. Notes: Ellington and Harper have one of college football’s toughest jobs: replacing do-everything threat C.J. Spiller, the 2009 ACC offensive player of the year. ... It helps that the Tigers return four offensive line starters. ... Parker, the Colorado Rockies’ first-round draft pick, is the only player in Division I history to throw 20 touchdown passes and hit 20 home runs in the same academic year. N.C. STATE — Key players: QB Russell Wilson, WRs Jarvis Williams and Owen Spencer, LB Nate Irving. Returning starters: 7 offense, 5 defense. Notes: Wolfpack have two of the league’s top receivers, with Spencer averaging a FBS-best 25.5 yards per catch and Williams leading the ACC with 11 touchdown receptions. ... The Rockies also drafted Wilson, who spent the summer playing minor-league ball. ... N.C. State must find some stability in the secondary, which was a revolving door last season in allowing opponents to complete nearly 63 percent of their passes. WAKE FOREST — Key players: RB Josh Adams, WR Marshall Williams, CB Kenny Okoro. Returning starters: 6 offense, 7 defense. Notes: Demon Deacons hope they’ve found a replacement for fouryear starter Riley Skinner in Skylar Jones, who is considered more of a running threat. ... Five of Wake Forest’s seven losses were by a combined 13 points, while two wins came by a touchdown or less. MARYLAND — Key players: WR Torrey Smith, RB Da’Rel Scott, LB Alex Wujciak. Returning starters: 7 offense, 5 defense. Notes: Scott looking to regain his form after finishing with just 425 yards rushing during an injuryplagued junior season. ... Terps’ one ACC victory in 2009 was their fewest since they were 1-7 in the league in 1998. ... Projected QB Jamarr Robinson made two starts in Chris Turner’s absence last season.

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