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Chamber replaces Judson on TDA board By JEAN GORDON Daily Courier Staff Writer
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FOREST CITY — A month after Tourism Development Authority Board Chairman Tom Judson was approved by Rutherford County Commissioners, the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has announced it is replacing Judson on the tourism board. Rutherfordton real estate agent Gene Booth, current Judson president of the Rutherford County Chamber, said Tuesday afternoon that he would be the temporary Chamber appointee to the TDA board “unless a permanent nominee” was selected before Thursday, when the TDA board next meets.
GREEN HILL — An elderly couple died instantly Tuesday afternoon in a wreck at Turner and McEntyre roads at U.S. 64/74A near the upper Green Hill Store. James Beatty Pyle, Jr., 77, and his wife, Madeline Pyle, 76, of Jericho Road in Rutherfordton had just left home in their Buick and were headed east on U.S. 64/74A when their car was struck by a 2004 Acura, driven by William Lee Lattimore, 30, of Nebo, the Highway Patrol said. Lattimore failed to stop at a stop sign at McEntyre Road, the Highway Patrol said. The Pyles died at the scene, Trooper M.D. McSwain said.
“We felt that this was in the best interest of the county as a whole to make a change in our appointees to be certain that all of our TDA representatives have more ties to the county, live within the county, and will represent the entire county,” Booth said. Booth said Judson, who is the CEO of Rumbling Bald Resort in Lake Lure — one of the county’s largest tourism properties — lives in Asheville and “doesn’t have a relationship with the eastern part of the county.” Booth said the appointee needs to have more ties countywide. “Lake Lure and Chimney Rock are the draw that bring tourists into our county. It is vital to take advantage
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James Beatty Pyle, Jr., 77, and his wife, Madeline Pyle, 76, of Jericho Road in Rutherfordton died in a wreck Tuesday afternoon at Turner and McEntyre roads at U.S. 64/74A. The Pyles vehicle was struck by a car driven by William Lee Lattimore, 30, of Nebo, the Highway Patrol said.
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William Lee Lattimore, who was driving the Acura, failed to stop at a stop sign at McEntyre Road, the Highway Patrol said.
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Michael’s Sportswear and Souvenirs in Chimney Rock received significant damage Tuesday morning when a fire broke out in the back of the building. Garrett Byers/Daily Courier
Fire damages Chimney Rock souvenir shop By JEAN GORDON Daily Courier Staff Writer
CHIMNEY ROCK — A fire Tuesday caused significant damage to Michael’s Sportswear and Souvenirs in Chimney Rock Village. The cause of the fire is not known.
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Chimney Rock Fire Department was dispatched to the fire at 12:10 a.m. Upon arrival, Fire Chief Buck
Meliski said the blaze “was going pretty good in the back of the building, and smoke was coming out of the front,” when firefighters arrived. Since the building is steel, structural damage was minimal, although the shelves were burned. The store’s contents, primarily clothing — especially souvenir T-shirts —were ruined because of smoke and fire damage.
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“We expect all that will have to be thrown away,” Meliski said. The SBI arson and dog teams assisted with investigation and examined the area for accelerants. “We do not know if it was arson,” Meliski said. Store owner Andres Almanz, who has a home in Hendersonville, was reached in New York City several
hours after the fire. Meliski estimates $20,000 in structural damage and loss of all the contents. The shop has been open about 10 years. Three other fire departments — Bill’s Creek, Lake Lure and Fairfield — also assisted at the scene. Meliski said he left the scene about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The building is for sale.
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ICC sees 22 percent increase in enrollment By ALLISON FLYNN Daily Courier Staff Writer
SPINDALE â€” Isothermal Community College has seen a 22 percent increase in its full-time equivalent enrollment, and the increases in FTE in the last fiscal year has also meant an increase in revenues from the state in the collegeâ€™s budget. The budget was discussed Tuesday night during a meeting of the collegeâ€™s board of trustees. The budget was presented by the finance committee of the board and explained by Stephen Matheny, vice president of administrative services. â€œWhat we have on the first page of the budget are allotments we received from the state based on FTE, basic skills and other areas,â€? Matheny told the board. â€œWhat we have is a 19 percent increase (in funds available), which is also reflective of our enrollment growth.â€? The budget included a separate form with revisions, Matheny said, many of which were â€œcarryforwardsâ€? allotted by the system office from the previous year, as well as a management flexibility reversion. â€œThe management flexibility is still essentially a reversion,â€? said Isothermal President Dr. Myra Johnson. â€œWe are holding 2 percent, and this is roughly a three percent reversion initially.â€? Of the $29 million budget from the state, the college is holding out $480,295. The college is required to report to the system office the functional areas, such as instructional areas, where the money will be drawn back from.
Board members discussed hosw next yearâ€™s budget might be reduced from the current fiscal year budget, which, Johnson said, would be a definite. â€œWe will be looking at significant challenges in the next yearâ€™s budget,â€? she said. â€œWe will not see as healthy a budget next year as this, irregardless of our growth.â€? In calculating the growth, Johnson said, currently there has been an 6.5 percent increase in enrollment on the curriculum side; however, for FTE it is only a 4.5 percent increase. The final count for the entire enrollment isnâ€™t yet complete. â€œThe occupational and basic skills run on different schedules, so itâ€™s hard to get, â€˜This is where we areâ€™ in terms of totals,â€? she said. Legislative changes also led to the approval of a policy that deals with school absences for religious reasons. Johnson said the college had to have a policy in place that recognizes the right of students to be absent from class for religious reasons. How the policy will be implemented will be determined by faculty. â€œWe will not be determining what is religious and what is not,â€? Johnson said. â€œWeâ€™ll be determining what constitutes two academic days and what does not.â€? The legislation allows for two excused days per academic year for observances required by a studentâ€™s faith. Johnson said for public schools it would mean simply two days. But with classes offered on the collegeâ€™s campus meeting for an
hour or more and for two to three days a week, it will mean looking more closely at what constitutes two academic days. â€œWith us, thereâ€™s so much segmentation, so that makes it more difficult,â€? she said. Along with approving the absence policy, the board also approved a complaint policy, which Johnson said was for students or members of the public to file a formal or informal complaint on something that happens at the college â€” such as an action or an employee. â€œIt is required by SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools),â€? Johnson said. â€œIt is not a student grievance policy â€Ś. And it does not deal with disciplinary actions for employees or students. â€œWe are requesting the board approve a policy and the details and procedures will be established by the president in collaboration with the college council.â€? In other business, the board approved a blanket travel authorization for the president for local travel, acceptance of gifts and donations, a proposed fee schedule and the Huskins Cooperative Program Agreement. Approval for contracts for 69 faculty members was also given. The board will hold its next meeting Nov. 16 in the blue room of the business sciences building.
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RUTHERFORDTON â€” Seven males are preparing to compete this weekend for an unlikely title, Miss REMC 2010. The men are going to take the stage Saturday night at R-S Central High School in the fifth annual Miss REMC Womanless Beauty Pageant. The event, sponsored by Rutherford Electric Membership Corp., is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Societyâ€™s Relay for Life. Competing this year are: Forrest Buff, an Isothermal Community College student; Jim Bishop, of radio station WCAB; Travis Toms, a teacher at R-S Central High School; Chris Lovelace, of the Forest City Police Department; Terry Osteen, of the Forest City Golf Course; Alex Domingez, of Mount Vernon-Ruth Elementary School; and Israel Short, of Rutherford Hospital. Contestants will compete in evening gown, talent and interview. They will also be graded on the amount of money they raised. During the pageant, the contestants will pass through the audience raising last-minute money. Entertainment will be provided by Dream Weavers Dance Studio. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children and free for those under 3. The pageant begins at 7 p.m.
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Parker new asst. superintendent
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FOREST CITY — Haywood County native Dr. Barbara Parker is the new assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction for Rutherford County Schools, a position previously held by schools Superintendent Dr. Janet Mason. “I grew up in Haywood County and started my career there,” Parker said. During her career in Haywood she served as a lead teacher at Waynesville Middle School and was a principal at the middle and elementary school levels. She most recently worked in Buncombe County Schools as the director of secondary education. “I’ve always known about Rutherford County Schools,” Parker said. “It has always had a good reputation, and I had worked with many of the people here in meetings and committees.” Parker Since taking over on July 1, Parker said, she has been impressed with the quality of staff in the system. “They are very hard workers,” she said. “People in the community are very welcoming and warm.” Mason said Parker hadn’t wasted any time since coming on board, already visiting with principals and working with her and the board on the system’s strategic plan. “She is known as a very successful principal,” Mason said. “And that’s important to me. She will be able to combine her central office knowledge with that and maintain a focus on our schools.” Parker is looking forward to being a part of the RCS team, saying she’ll bring perspectives to the table. “One of the wonderful things about being an educator is you’re a team,” Parker said. “I’ll bring perspectives from two different settings and will maybe be able to offer some new thoughts on how to approach things.” Parker’s husband, Greg, is an elementary principal in Haywood County. Her daughter, Blane, lives in Knoxville, Tenn., and is planning an October wedding.
Marine killed in combat
CAMP LEJEUNE (AP) — Military officials say a North Carolina-based Marine has been killed in combat in Afghanistan. The Defense Department announced Tuesday that 23-year-old Sgt. Jason D. Calo, of Lexington, Ky., died Aug. 22 in Helmand province. Officials say Calo was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune. Calo is the second Marine killed from the unit in the last two days. Nineteen-year-old Lance Cpl. Nathaniel J. A. Schultz of Safety Harbor, Fla., died Aug. 21.
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New “packed” backpacks, school paper and a host of other school supplies will be distributed to students at Forest City-Dunbar Elementary when they arrive for school today. Principal Sally Blanton (second from right) received the donations of more than 24 backpacks from Rutherford County Clerk of Court Robynn Spence (right), Tammy Aldridge, Amanda Davis and Susan Shehan (left to right) on Monday afternoon. Court officials, including District and Superior Court judges, buy school supplies each year for distribution at a Rutherford County grammar school. “This is a wonderful thing,” Blanton told court officials. “Parents have already been calling, and we’re able to get some things, but this will help so much,” she said.
Could One Hour With This Doctor Give You The Answer To Your Disc Pain? Now, in Forest City, NC, one doctor has what may be the most important breakthrough in non-surgical back pain treatments. Before and after MRI studies have shown disc bulges shrink in size – even with the most painful cases of L4-L5 herniations. If you’ve had disc problems for years, recently injured your back, or you’re suffering with sciatica, you must hear about these new studies. Scientific studies tell us that spinal discs are responsible for most of the aches and pains people suffer from. Discs act like a cushion between our backbones and allow for a space at each level so the nerves can exit the spinal column. When these discs get injured or wear out from bad posture, they begin to degenerate and cause pain. Bulging and herniations begin to form, pressing on the nerve roots. If the herniations occur at L4-L5, they can severely compromise the large sciatic nerve, causing muscle weakness, tingling, and severe pain. The most common invasive treatment for disc herniations is surgery. This costs quite a bit of money. Even with health insurance the patient is left with their own portion of the bill, in excess of $10,000$15,000, and sometimes more. The recovery time and missed work can be anywhere from 3 to 6 months, not to mention the obvious severe risks associated with all surgery.
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Our Views Education funds may be a help
orth Carolina was a winner in the second round of funding for the administrations “Race to the Top” initiative. The state will receive federal finding to help implement programs to improve schools. Of course, we should be happy to get any help we can. Yet, we cannot help but be a bit skeptical about school reform plans because the track record is a bit sketchy. When the state first proposed the plans that helped win this latest round of federal money, there were some proposals that looked interesting, including one idea that would allow districts to “restart” a troubled or struggling school by giving it the same flexibility as a charter school. These reform ideas, like all those before, are mostly untested. Now we may have a chance to see if some of these new ideas work. If they do, it will be money well spent. If they do not, it will be back to the drawing board.
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Says separate adoption facility not CPC idea
To the editor: The writer with the two adopted cats and one stray who said the local animal facility is doing a great job, evidently has never been there. There is no air-conditioning. There is no heat. Animals are dropped in a square hole in cement boxes overnight, one for cats and two for dogs. Big dogs, little dogs, sick dogs, females in heat all together. Feral cats, sick cats, declawed cats, kittens all together. Some do not even make it till morning. Also, it is a high kill shelter, because of over population. I can see why some animals must be euthanized. We need more than just an animal facility, which is what we have now. We need a humane animal shelter. The CPC is not asking taxpayers to pay. It’s funds are coming from compassionate and caring people through fundraisers. Also the CPC volunteers are the ones running wonderful programs and giving many hours of their time, from the heart, for free. I want to thank them for their great work. L.W. Long Rutherfordton
To the editor: As a member of the CPC, I would like to thank JT Russell for realizing how hard the volunteers are working on educating the public on spay and neuter and on trying to get the animals adopted that come into the existing shelter. We have worked closely with Animal Control for around 12 years and have a great working relationship with them. Now, I would also like to correct him on a misconception that he has. The CPC did not ask for an adoption center. We have been working for numerous years to get a new animal shelter built in this County, because the old one is deplorable. Within this new animal shelter there would be an adoption wing, which the CPC is still willing to operate to keep the County from having to hire any new employees. We have visited animal shelters throughout the state and each and every one of them has an adoption wing and a quarantine/isolation/holding wing. We do not want a separate adoption center.
The Sheriff came up with the idea of a separate adoption center to be built first and then add the animal shelter to it at a later time. This is not the CPC’s idea. This County needs a new Animal Shelter that is up to date, large enough to house the thousands of animals it takes in, a welcoming place for animals to be adopted, and one that the County can be proud of. The existing one is a disgrace to this County. The organization raised money and paid for a needs assessment study over five years ago to help the County out with that. We have saved the County thousands of dollars in operating the existing facility since the officers have to be gone from the location most of the time on calls and the shelter would have to hire additional employees to keep the shelter open during operating hours if not for the volunteers. It is the County’s responsibility to run and operate the Animal Shelter, but the volunteers do it for free. All we are asking for is for the County to do what they should and that is build a new Animal Shelter for the animals of Rutherford County. Melissa Cantrell Forest City
Will we ever debate the real health care problem? RALEIGH – Many of those insured by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina have probably been doing some fist-shaking lately. The state’s biggest provider of individual health insurance just announced that it will seek a rate hike of about 7 percent. That increase, the lowest in several years, wouldn’t seem so bad but for a couple of factors – the down economy means that it will far outstrip inflation; some Blue Cross customers will see increases well in excess of the average hike, up to 30 percent or more. So, it would hardly come as a surprise if a few fists have been shaken in the general direction of the insurer and its high-paid executives. Depending upon their political proclivities, some customers may have also tossed some choice comments Barack Obama’s way, blaming the president’s health care reform
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plan for the price increase. (Never mind that rates rose even faster before health care reform legislation was passed. Last year’s increases averaged 11 percent.) Others may have cursed Congress for its inability to pass a health care plan that included a public option to compete with private insurers. Blue Cross was happy to invoke health care reform as one cause of the rate hikes, saying volatility in rates would continue as more provisions of the law take effect over the next four years. Interestingly enough, back in March, new Blue Cross CEO Brad Wilson called the plan “a step in the right direction.” Those comments
As seen last year and earlier this year during the debate over health care reform, no one – not insurers, consumers, doctors, hospitals, big business, politicians, Republicans, Democrats, tea partiers or liberal activists – are really interested addressing the real problem. The real problem is that we, as a society, are spending more on health care than we can afford. came after Blue Cross and other insurers lobbied to successfully kill the public option. Still, bashing Blue Cross may be pointless. Wilson is correct when he says “the only way to make premiums affordable over the long term is to get soaring medical costs under control.” If Blue Cross deserves any blame for those soaring medical costs, then so do we all.
As seen last year and earlier this year during the debate over health care reform, no one – not insurers, consumers, doctors, hospitals, big business, politicians, Republicans, Democrats, tea partiers or liberal activists – are really interested addressing the real problem. The real problem is that we, as a society, are spending more on health care than we can afford. Because government is such a big provider of health
care, medical spending is driving deficits at the federal level. It’s driving tax hikes and the erosion of spending on education at the state level. It’s causing tuition hikes, bigger class sizes and early prison releases. It’s affecting crime rates and academic achievement gaps. And everyday, the increases in medical costs become more unsustainable. But when “rationing” is a dirty word, and people like Wilson and Obama can’t say it because we won’t let them, you can’t have a real debate. And when a crowd – maybe two-thirds of them receiving health care through a government-created program – cheers on some charlatan yelling, “Hey government, hands off my health care,” you can’t have a real debate. And health care reform doesn’t live up to its promise. And we live in a world of our making. Mooneyham is executive director of the Capitoll Press Association.
The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Wednesday, August 25, 2010 — 5A
The Rutherfordton Police Department is searching for this man, who broke two windows at Wachovia Bank on Charlotte Road early Sunday morning. This image is from a bank surveillance camera. Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the RPD at 287-5062.
Artie Syrena Smith, 97, of Forest City, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, at Autumn Care. A native of McDowell County, she was a daughter of the late George Edmund Hoyle and Ida Simmons Hoyle. She was a lifetime member of Cherry Mountain Free Will Baptist Church and a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband. Survivors include six grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Cherry Mountain Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Ruppe officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043. Harrelson Funeral Home is serving the family of Artie Syrena Smith. Online condolences: www.harrelsonfuneralhome.com
his home. A native of Rutherford County, he was the son of the late Willie and Dottie Conner and was the widower of Hattie Conner. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater. He retired from General Electric in Hendersonville in 1985 and was a member of Silver Creek Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon. Survivors include his daughter, Bevie Walker of Saluda; and three sisters, Winnie Hensley of Rutherfordton, Oneda Camp of Flat Rock and Cynthia Brenn of Akron, Ohio. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Silver Creek Baptist Church, Mill Spring, with Dr. Chris Osborn officiating. Burial will be held in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the McFarland Funeral Chapel in Tryon. Online condolences: www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com
Clyde Ray Conner, 90, of 117 Gaffney St., Saluda, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, at
James Richard “Ritchie” Allen, 65, of Rutherfordton, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2010,
‘Booze It & Lose It’ ramps up
n The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office responded to 115 E-911 calls Monday.
Rutherfordton n The Rutherfordton Police Department responded to 34 E-911 calls Monday.
Spindale n The Spindale Police Department responded to 28 E-911 calls Monday.
Lake Lure n The Lake Lure Police Department responded to eight E-911 calls Monday.
Forest City n The Forest City Police Department responded to 80 E-911 calls Monday.
Arrests n Pablo Alexander Gainza, 27, of New Hampshire Street, Spindale; charged with no operator’s license’ placed under a $300 secured bond. (FCPD) n Joseph Earl Shade, 56, of 488 Harvey Logan Road; charged with assault by pointing a gun and communicating threats; released on a written promise to appear. (RCSD) n Brandy Nicole Oglesby, 22, of 2114 N.C. 108; charged with larceny of motor fuel; released on a $6,500 unsecured bond. (RCSD) n David Paul Ramey, 30, of 4505 Polkville Road; charged with resisting a public officer; released on a $3,000 unsecured bond. (RCSD) n Glenn Malachi Grossman, 19, of 1668 Oakland Road; charged
Police looking into shooting
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — North Carolina police are investigating an officer-involved shooting near Fayetteville State University. Multiple media reports reported the shooting occurred late Monday after a Fayetteville police officer spotted a vehicle that had been reported stolen. A police spokesman says the driver refused to stop at first and then jumped out of the car and tried to run. the spokesman says shots were then fired. Police didn’t identify the suspect, who was injured and taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. His condition wasn’t available Tuesday morning. The police officer’s name has not been released.
with communicating threats and resisting a public officer; placed under a $1,500 secured bond. (RCSD) n Cornelius Isaiah Edgerton, 41, of 337 Hollis Road; charged with assault by pointing a gun and assault with a deadly weapon; released on an $8,000 unsecured bond. (RCSD) n Jerome Jermaine Allen, 32, of 151 Thompson St.; charged with breaking and/ or entering, larceny after break/enter, misdemeanor larceny and break or enter a motor vehicle; placed under a $20,000 secured bond. (SPD) n Christopher Lee Metcalf, 30, of 1003 Stonecutter St.; charged with simple assault; released on a $500 unsecured bond. (SPD)
EMS/Rescue n The Rutherford County EMS responded to 23 E-911 calls Monday. n The Volunteer Life Saving and Rescue, Hickory Nut Gorge EMS and Rutherford County Rescue responded to no E-911 calls Monday.
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RUTHERFORDTON — The Governor’s Highway Safety Program has announced that state and local law enforcement officers will be out in force as part of the Labor Day “Booze It & Lose It” campaign to crack down on impaired drivers. The campaign began Friday and runs until Sept. 6. “As we celebrate the end of the summer, I remind motorists to do so responsibly,” said David Weinstein, director of the GHSP. “Impaired driving is simply not worth the consequences. Remember, it’s Booze It & Lose It.” The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office is assisting with the campaign. “Labor Day checkpoints are always a good thing,” Sheriff Jack Conner said Tuesday. “We did a checkpoint with Polk County recently, a big checkpoint on U.S. 74, There were a lot of arrests made on warrants. And we had drunk drivers, driving while license revoked, all kinds of reasons. We have occasionally run into people who were wanted out of state.” The sheriff noted that the
Clyde Ray Conner Clyde Ray Conner, 90, of 117 Gaffney St. Saluda, NC died Monday August, 23, 2010 at his home. Born in Rutherford County, NC he was the son of the late Willie and Dottie Conner and was the widower of Hattie Conner who died in 2005. A veteran of World War II he served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater. He retired from General Electric, Hendersonville, NC in 1985 and was a member of Silver Creek Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon. Survivors include his daughter, Bevie Walker and her husband, Stan of Saluda, NC; and three sisters Winnie Hensley of Rutherfordton, NC, Oneda Camp of Flat Rock, NC and Cynthia Brenn of Akron, OH. He was preceded in death by six brothers, Claude, Sam, Telles, Martin, David and Kay; as well as two sisters Annie Searcy and Lillian Rector. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm Thursday, August 26, 2010 at Silver Creek Baptist Church, Mill Spring, NC with Dr. Chris Osborn officiating. Burial will be held in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church thirty minutes prior to the service. The family will receive friends from 7:00-8:30pm Wednesday August 25, 2010 in the McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, NC. An online guest register is available at: www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com
checkpoints particularly show the value of the new NC Automated Warrant Repository system. “With this new NCAWARE,” he said, “we can use our mobile data terminals in the cars, and show if there is a warrant on anybody, in whatever county. If there is, we can print it off immediately and be able to serve it on them right there.” In 2009, there were 11,304 alcohol-related crashes in North Carolina, resulting in 394 fatalities and 8,791 injuries. “Booze It & Lose It” is administered by the N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program.
Artie Syrena Smith Artie Syrena Smith, age 97, of Forest City, NC, died Monday, August 23, 2010 at Autumn Care. Artie was born on March 23, 1913 in McDowell County, NC to the late George Edmund Hoyle and Ida Simmons Hoyle. She was a lifetime member of Cherry Mountain Free Will Baptist Church and a homemaker. She enjoyed quilting and gardening. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawson Harrill Smith; one great grandson, Christopher Smith; two sons, Theodore Smith and Robert Smith; one daughter, Mattie Davis and nine brothers and sisters. Survivors include six grandchildren, Gloria Mosier of Casar, NC, Ted Ray Smith of Ellenboro, Lori Piercy and husband, James, of Mooresboro, Steven Eric Smith of Sandy Mush, Chad Smith of Ellenboro and Brad Smith of Ellenboro; four greatgrandchildren, Zane Mosier, Angel Mosier, Jordan Piercy and Christy Smith. She is also survived by three great-great grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 26, 2010 in the Cherry Mountain Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery with Reverend Jerry Ruppe officiating. The family will greet friends immediately following the service at the cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043. Harrelson Funeral Home is serving the family of Artie Syrena Smith. An online guest registry is available at: www.harrelsonfuneralhome.com Paid obit.
at Mission Campus Hospital in Asheville. A native of Rutherford County, he was the son of the late James Robert Allen and Louise Conner Hines of Forest City. He was owner/operator of Allen Construction, a member of Father’s Vineyard Church and a U.S. Army veteran. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Brenda Lovelace Allen of the home; three sons, James Robert Allen and Matthew Allen, both of Rutherfordton, and Justin Allen of Forest City; two daughters, April Allen of Caroleen and Jennifer Harris of Forest City; a stepmother, Joyce Hutchins of Forest City; a half-brother, Edward Hutchins of Forest City; and 13 grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Father’s Vineyard with Pastor Terry Howell, Pastor John Mitchell and Michael Martin officiating. Memorials may be made to Davita Dialysis, 226 Commercial St., Forest City, NC 28043, or the Kidney Foundation, 4819 Park Road, Suite C, Charlotte, NC 28209. Crowe’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Edith Grayson Shehan Edith Grayson Shehan died suddenly at Carolina House of Forest City on August 23, 2010. Born in Golden Valley, NC May 9, 1914, she was the youngest of nine children born to Joseph Wilson and Ida Yelton Grayson. She lived most of her life in Spindale. She was a graduate of RS Central High School and Asheville Normal College. EO, as she was affectionately called by her family and friends, was married to the late William Henry “Dude” Shehan for 42 years. Although she had no children of her own, she was a “mother” and nurturer to countless loving children. She retired from Stonecutter Mills, where she worked in the payroll department. She was a member of the Spindale United Methodist Church for 72 years and was active in United Methodist Women, Wesley Sunday School Class and during her younger years was a Sunday School teacher for little children. EO was a loyal volunteer worker for the American Red Cross Bloodmobile. She was also a member of the Spindale Garden Club. All of EO’s life, she was a caregiver to her family, her friends, and to people she didn’t even know. She took lots of casseroles, shared thousands of homemade yeast rolls, sent hundreds of birthday, get well and sympathy cards, visited scores of shutins and sick people, taking care packages with love tucked inside, attended numerous weddings, anniversaries, birthday celebrations, and funerals. She was that special and unique individual who through countless acts of kindness, brought perhaps as much joy to herself as she did to others. EO is survived by her devoted caregiver and loving niece, Anne B. Oakman, of Spindale. She has other nieces and nephews who have been very attentive and kind to her for many years: Melba Banton, Ruth Clayton, Katy Dixon, Joanna Harkey, James Middleton, Evelyn Rollins, Dave Shehan, Linda Shehan, Tana Shehan, Tommy Summerel, Pat Sutton, Wilma Vaughn, and Nina Voneno. Also EO leaves behind a number of precious great and great-great nieces and nephews who spent many quality hours with her and brought her immense joy, smiles and happiness. EO’s memorial service will be Thursday, August 26, 2010, at the Spindale United Methodist Church. Her family will receive friends from 10 to 11AM, with a service paying tribute to her life and death at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Spindale United Methodist Church. Online condolences at: www.crowemortuary.com Paid obit.
6A — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Wednesday, August 25, 2010
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Ongoing Foothills Harvest Ministry: $5 plastic grocery bag sale, $7 tall kitchen bag sale, $9 30-gallon trash bag sale; bags can be filled with clothes and shoes. 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, email@example.com. Luminaria sale and can food drive: Relay for Life Rutherford County is selling luminarias, which will be lighted Sept. 10 at Relay for Life, for $10; luminarias 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 downt he luminarias. 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 luminarias. Washburn Community Outreach Center: Ladies wearing apparel half-price; hours Thursday and Friday, noon to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m.t o 2 p.m.; contact the center regarding the GED program offered by ICC at 245-5603. Recreational socccer sign ups: Mail in registration has been extended; all forms, which can be found at www.rcsoccer.org, must be postmarked by Aug. 25. Walk-in registration and a mini camp will be held Saturday, Aug. 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the field at Isothermal Community College; all players must provide a copy of their birth certificate. For more information, call 286-0073 or e-mail rutherfordcountyscoccer@ yahoo.com. Celebration of the Arts applications: Will be accepted through Sept. 8 at the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center, 160 N. Main St., Rutherfordton; guidelines and information available at www. rcvag.com.
Thursday, Aug. 26 Charity golf tournament: beginning at 8 a.m., Bald Mountain Golf Course; part of the Hickory Nut Gorge Olympiad; for information, visit www.hickorynutolympiad. com. ON MY OWN Series: 1:30 p.m., Carolina Event and Conference Center; featuring information about how to deal with stress and anxiety; hosted by Hospice of Rutherford County.
Saturday, Aug. 28 Community yard sale: 8 a.m. to noon, Florence Baptist Church Life Enrichment Center; proceeds will go to Relay for Life. Ride for a Cure: Various level rides beginning at 8 and 8:30 a.m.; $20 entry fee; benefits Relay for Life; for information, call Scott Moore at 657-6044. Car wash: 9 a.m. to noon, Retro Cinemas; hosted by East High’s JV cheerleaders; minimum donations are $5 cars, $7 trucks, $10 SUVs; proceeds go toward purchase of new uniforms. Parking lot swap meet: 10 a.m., Union Mills Learning Center; bring items for barter or sale – plants, produce, baked goods, tools, services, materials, farm/ domestic animals, household items; bring a picture and information for items too large to bring; set up begins at 9:30 a.m., no charge for table space. Kids’ Computer Corner: Every Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon, Union Mills Learning Center; free to the public and geared toward children preschool through third grade who may not have access to a computer or the Internet at home; educational software and adult-supervised access to the Internet. Back to school cookout and bake sale: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rutherford County Chapter of the American Red Cross; children’s games, bean bag toss, fishing game, water balloon toss and face painting.
Sunday, Aug. 29 Blood drive: noon to 4:30 p.m., Floyd’s Creek baptist Church, Forest City; call 245-1059.
Monday, Aug. 30 Homemade ice cream sale: 11 a.m. until, State Employees Credit Union; proceeds benefit Relay for Life. Free hunter safety course: 6 to 9 p.m., tonight through Sept. 1 (must attend all three nights), N.C. Cooperative Extension Office; to register, visit www.ncwildlife.org or call Officer Dan Vogel at 447-0882 between 9 am. and 9 p.m.
of this opportunity to help expand businesses throughout Rutherford County,” said Booth. The change, which Booth said was approved by the Chamber board Thursday, was announced in a news release late Monday. The move caught Judson and TDA board members by surprise. It also sparked an intense reaction from the Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber of Commerce, which for several years has shared board appointments with the Rutherford County Chamber. “Needless to say, I am disappointed with the decision made by the Rutherford Chamber,” Judson said. The Rutherford County Chamber is reneging on an agreement which has been in place for a decade with the Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber. Had I known about this decision in advance, I would have suggested a joint meeting between both chambers to encourage an open dialog. Unfortunately, since this decision was as much a surprise to me as everyone else, I am concerned that the Rutherford Chamber is attempting to effectively slam the door on working together for the betterment of Rutherford County as a whole.
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“This is terrible, so sad,” said McSwain, who knew the couple well. The Pyles were the in-laws of Rick Austin, executive director of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce. The wreck happened at 12:15 p.m. about seven miles west of Rutherfordton. Lattimore complained of chest pain and was taken to McDowell County Hospital in Marion
“Ironically, Rumbling Bald Resort has been a long standing member of the Rutherford County Chamber, and it is disappointing the Rutherford Chamber would treat one of their own members in such a manner. Possibly in the future I can once again have the honor to be a member of the TDA board and serve Rutherford County.” By legislative action and its bylaws, TDA is composed of 10 members — three members appointed by the Rutherford County Economic Development Commission, a county commissioner (ex-officio), two members appointed by the Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber of Commerce and four members appointed by the Rutherford County Chamber. Since 2000, Rutherford County Chamber has accepted nominations from the Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber of Commerce for its fourth appointee to the TDA board. Before Judson was approved by commissioners, Donna McElrath, also a Rumbling Bald employee, served two terms as board chair. Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber of Commerce president Edith Bond said Tuesday afternoon the chamber is surprised by the decision of the Rutherford County Chamber to remove Judson from the chair’s position and from the board. “For many years a cooperative agreement has been in place whereby
both chambers would equally split six positions on the TDA board, with the remaining three positions selected by the EDC. With the latest actions of the Rutherford County Chamber, the Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber will be represented with two seats while the Rutherford Chamber will have four representatives, this despite the fact that the primarily tourism-based businesses of Lake Lure and Chimney Rock generate about 70 percent of the tax revenue that supports the countywide TDA. “This move by the Rutherford Chamber can only be characterized as an attempt to disenfranchise the Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber of Commerce and the businesses of Lake Lure and Chimney Rock. It is the opinion of the Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber that the seat held by Mr. Judson, who is the chairperson of the TDA, has been held by someone doing an outstanding job and, in the process, equally representing and promoting all of Rutherford County. This move by the Rutherford Chamber is a shameful example of back-door politics.” The replacement of Judson is the first time a sitting board chairman has been replaced since TDA was begun here in 1991.
for observation. He was taken in a passenger car. McSwain said Lattimore was headed back to his Nebo home, apparently had gotten lost and was unfamiliar with the area. “He thought he had missed the turn and never saw the stop sign. He didn’t know there was a stop sign there. He never even tried to stop,” said McSwain. A witness said Lattimore hit the Pyles’ car “straight on.” The Pyles were headed to Rutherfordton to pick up their daugh-
ter, Austin’s wife Linda, for a doctor’s appointment, a friend said. The wreck marks the sixth and seventh traffic deaths on a Rutherford County road this year. The investigation is continuing. Rutherford County EMS, Green Hill firefighters and N.C. Crime Control assisted at the scene. Shingle Hollow volunteer firefighters set up a landing zone for Regional One in the area of Rainbow Rapids and McEntyre Road.
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Gov.’s campaign fined on flight reporting ASHEVILLE (AP) — The State Board of Elections fined Gov. Beverly Perdue’s campaign $30,000 on Tuesday for failing to report more than 40 private flights but balked at ordering a wider investigative hearing after a majority found no deliberate effort to break the law. The board voted 4-1 to impose the maximum penalties against the Democrat for filing late campaign reports. The Bev Perdue Committee had filed the reports on time but later amended them to include flights campaign officials say were discovered in a self-audit of the committee’s books. Board staff spent months conducting interviews and requesting information on flights from more than a dozen gubernatorial candidates since 2004. The two Republican members of the board tried unsuccessfully to raise the penalty to $75,000 or hold a public hearing that would serve as a broader investigation of Perdue’s campaign flights. The three Democrats voted against both options. The decision essentially ends the examination of Perdue’s flights. “In my judgment, we had learned all that there was to learn. I did not see anything to be gained by an evidentiary hearing,” said board chairman Larry Leake, a Democrat. “Obviously, the campaign, as it related to airplanes, was not run in an efficient nor orderly fashion.” Perdue campaign spokesman Marc Farinella said the decision was reasonable and shows the board agreed with the campaign’s contention that the problems arose from inadequate and sloppy efforts to monitor flights while Perdue was lieutenant governor and later a gubernatorial candidate.
Perdue received flights for campaign stops and other events from donors, or the campaign paid air charter companies for them. Perdue, who didn’t attend Tuesday’s meeting in Asheville, said the campaign would pay the fine by the end of the day. “For eight months now I have said repeatedly — my campaign had a flawed system for recording flights, and we should have done a better job,” Perdue said in a statement. “But it’s clear there was never any intent by my campaign to conceal any flights or contributions, and today the Board formally recognized that fact.” But state Republican Party Chairman Tom Fetzer, who filed the original complaint against Perdue’s committee last October, called the fine an expected outcome. He said the move was staged by Democrats to avoid investigating what he called a concerted effort by Perdue to circumvent the laws so the campaign could hide flights offered by donors who had already exceeded the $4,000 maximum donation per election. “This was a whitewash today and predictable,” Fetzer said. “People’s confidence in the Board of Elections to protect the citizens of North Carolina to maintain their confidence in free and fair elections is further eroded.” A public investigative hearing could have ultimately caused the board to refer the case to prosecutors for potential criminal charges. That happened last fall when the campaign of former Gov. Mike Easley, a Democrat, was fined $100,000 by the board for failing to report dozens of flights he took. A district attorney is still examining Easley’s case. Fetzer told the board meeting in
Asheville earlier Tuesday it’s clear the Perdue committee deliberately tried to hide campaign flights by failing to report them before the 2008 election, denying voters the right to know. He pointed to the board’s report by chief investigator Kim Strach, which showed the campaign had information on 37 flights in mid-2007 but only reported 18 of them before Election Day of the following year. Perdue campaign attorney John Wallace said he couldn’t explain for sure why the 19 flights weren’t disclosed until after the election, when the Perdue committee scrutinized its finances and added more missed flights to campaign reports. But he presented a letter dated Monday from former campaign manager Zach Ambrose that said he provided the information to board leaders, including Strach, in 2008 to ask whether the flight details were enough to meet the board’s reporting requirements. Republican board member Bill Peaslee cast the only vote against the $30,000 fine, saying the fine was too low and because the final motion found there was no intentional wrongdoing on Perdue’s part. “I think without hearings, we don’t know the answer to that question,” Peaslee said. Republican member Chuck Winfree voted for the $30,000 penalty. The penalty included the maximum $10,000 fine that the board can levy against a committee that doesn’t file a campaign report on time. The fine covered three election periods, the first of which began in 2005, state elections director Gary Bartlett said. The board also unanimously declined to fine the campaigns of other 2008 gubernatorial candidates.
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Owls ranked fourth in the nation From staff reports
4th annual Race to the Rock is Sunday CHIMNEY ROCK — Runners and cyclists can “Race to the Rock” this weekend. The 4th annual event will be held at Chimney Rock State park and includes a 5K run and 7K cycling time trail. Both are set for Sunday, August 29 at 8 a.m. The events are part of the 6th Annual Hickory Nut Gorge Olympiad and professionally managed by Set Up Events. The run is an Asheville Track Club Grand Prix Race. Beginning in Chimney Rock Village and continuing up the Park’s winding entrance road, the race finishes just below Chimney Rock, the ancient monolith which gives the Park its name. Spectators may watch the race’s finish, but must be in the park before 7:30 a.m. so the road is clear for runners and cyclists. Advanced registration is $35 and includes a commemorative Olympiad T-shirt (while supplies last). Register online at hickorynutolympiad.com. Walk up registration will also be available beginning at 6:30 a.m. at the Old Rock Café in Chimney Rock Village and is $40. Proceeds benefit charitable organizations in the Hickory Nut Gorge. The Lake Lure Classical Academy is the primary beneficiary of next week’s event. In its five years, the Olympiad has given nearly $50,000 to local charities.
FOREST CITY — The Forest City Owls, reigning Coastal Plain League Champions, are ranked fourth in the nation in Perfect Game Crosschecker’s final Summer Baseball Top 30 poll for 2010. The Owls have now been ranked in the top five for summer collegiate baseball teams in the country for the second year in a row after ending the 2009 season as the nation’s top team. The Owls are the highest ranked Coastal Plain League team in
the poll. “It is a great honor to be ranked fourth in the nation by PG Crosschecker,” said Owls general manager James Wolfe. “This year’s Owls team had a tremendous season and deserve the recognition as one of the nation’s best teams.” In its poll, PG Crosschecker noted that the Owls were lead by Will Skinner, who hit .307 with 30 doubles on the year and three home runs in the playoffs. Skinner is the all-time hits leader in the CPL.
East’s Rebecca Hill returns serve during her tennis match at Callison Recreation Center in Forest City against R-S Central.
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East drops Central at net
Rotary Club hosting annual golf tourney
By KEVIN CARVER and JACOB CONLEY
RUTHERFORDTON — Rotary Club of Rutherford County will host their annual golf tournament on Friday, Sept. 10, at Meadowbrook Golf Course. Lunch will be provided at 11:30 a.m. by Big Dave’s Family Seafood and tournament starts at 1 p.m. First prize is $1,000 and second prize is $500. Anyone interested in playing or sponsoring the event should contact Sheila Shehan at 2898038 or Jesse McKinney at 245-9794. All proceeds benefit various projects hosted by Rotary Club of Rutherford County during the year.
Local Sports SOCCER 6 p.m. East Henderson at East Rutherford
On TV Noon (ESPN) Basketball Global Community Cup: United States at Greece. 2 p.m. (ESPN) Little League Baseball World Series: Teams TBA. 3 p.m. (TS) MLB Baseball Atlanta Braves at Colorado Rockies. 3:30 p.m. (FSCR) MLB Baseball Cincinnati Reds at San Francisco Giants. 4 p.m. (ESPN) Little League Baseball World Series: Teams TBA. 6 p.m. (ESPN) Little League Baseball World Series: Teams TBA. 8 p.m. (ESPN) Little League Baseball World Series: Teams TBA. 8 p.m. (ESPN2) MLB Baseball Minnesota Twins at Texas Rangers. 11 p.m. (ESPN2) WNBA Basketball Conference Semifinal, Game 1: Teams TBA.
The Owls were ranked ninth in the nation at the end of the regular season. The teams ahead of the Owls are the Eau Claire Express of the Northwoods League, the Chillicothe Paints of the Prospect League, and the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod League. The CPL’s Edenton Steamers were ranked 20th in the poll and the Gastonia Grizzlies, Wilson Tobs, and Morehead City Marlins received consideration.
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R-S Central’s Claire O’Neil keeps the ball in play against East Rutherford during the tennis matches at the Callison Recreation Center on Tuesday.
FOREST CITY — East Rutherford took to the courts and easily netted a win in the season and home opener, against county-rival, R-S Central in ladies tennis, 8-1, at Callison Recreation Center Tuesday. East won every singles match and had their only hiccup in doubles play after Central’s Kendra Person and McKenna O’Connell defeated Brooke McDaniel and Mackenzie Brown during the late stages of the opener for both teams. “It feels good to start on a winning note,” East Rutherford ladies tennis coach Charles Matheny said. “I thought the girls played together as a team today and we look forward to the rest of the season.” No. 1 seed Ansley Henson started the Lady Cavs on the right foot as she claimed a 6-1, 6-1 decision. East Rutherford’s No. 2 seed Breezy Robertson followed that up with a Please see Prep Report, Page 8A
Panthers are a third of the way there Anyone who follows football with any real passion understands that the game breaks down into three facets — offense, defense and special teams. The really great teams have been really great in at least two of these areas, if not all three. Really bad teams are usually really bad in at least two areas, if not all three. It’s not rocket science, it’s just a football reality. Based on that, though, the Carolina Panthers may be in for a very long 2010 season. The Panthers’ defense has looked good through two games. The youth movement that the Panthers have employed has, so far, worked with the defensive unit. The front line is firing to the football and the quarterback. As a result, the Panthers have 11 sacks in the first two preseason games. The problem with getting overly excited about that number is that offenses are not running first-team players for 60 minutes or digging deep into the playbooks right now.
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However, four of those 11 sacks have come against the first team offenses of both the New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens. All of that being wrapped in the usual ‘it’s only preseason,’ cliche. While the defense has looked respectable, the offense and the special teams have looked terrible. Even applying the same ‘it’s only preseason,’ cliche to the two units, neither has looked good. The QB tandem of Matt Moore and Jimmy Clausen, the only two QBs any Panthers’ fan cares about right now, have struggled through two contests. Some of this is due to Steve Smith’s absence. Most is not. Moore and Clausen have yet to produce an offensive touchdown through
two full games. The not-so-dynamic duo holds a staggeringly bad QB rating of 35 — Clausen is at 35, while Moore is holding steady at 34.9. Ugly. To be fair, the Ravens and Jets have two of the best defenses in the NFL. Both will be top ten units in 2010. Still, if the Panthers are going to succeed in 2010, they must beat teams like the Ravens and Jets. Beating up on the NFL’s bottom-feeders is not the mark of greatness; beating the NFL’s elite is. Special teams is, at this point, one big comedy of errors film — the stuff of YouTube legend. Kickoff returner Mike Goodson tried not once, but twice to leave his own end zone against the Jets and was rewarded with tackles at the Panthers’ 14- and 4-yard line. Former Appalachian State wonder kid, Armanti Edwards is still a fish out of water on punt returns. Oh, and let me remind all — Edwards is no longer a QB. Those days are over. The only way Edwards sticks in the NFL
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BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended San Francisco minor league RHP Matt Kinney and N.Y. Mets minor league LHP Lachlan Hodge 50 games for drug violations in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League BOSTON RED SOX — Activated C Kevin Cash from the 15-day DL. Optioned C Dusty Brown to Pawtucket (IL). DETROIT TIGERS — Announced OF Johnny Damon has rejected Boston’s waiver claim and will remain with the Tigers. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Optioned OF Travis Buck to Sacramento (PCL). recalled OF Matt Carson from Sacramento. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Recalled UT Ryan Roberts from Reno (PCL). Released INF Bobby Crosby. CHICAGO CUBS — Purchased the contract of LHP Scott Maine from Iowa (PCL). Optioned RHP Justin Berg to Iowa. CINCINNATI REDS — Placed OF Jim Edmonds on the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Jordan Smith to Louisville (IL). Recalled RHP Sam LeCure and 2B Chris Valaika from Louisville. FLORIDA MARLINS — Recalled OF Cameron Maybin from New Orleans (PCL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Placed LHP Dennys Reyes on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Fernando Salas from Memphis (PCL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Placed RHP Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day DL. Called up RHP Collin Balester from Syracuse (IL). American Association SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CAPTAINS — Released INF Brian Nichols. Can-Am League WORCESTER TORNADOES — Released INF Omar Pena. United League RIO GRANDE VALLEY WHITEWINGS — Signed 1B Brian Nichols. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CHARLOTTE BOBCATS — Signed C Kwame Brown to a one-year contract. FOOTBALL National Football League NFL — Fined Cincinnati WR Chad Ochocinco $25,000 for tweeting during a prohibited time. ATLANTA FALCONS — Signed OL Mark Ortmann BUFFALO BILLS — Signed TE Andrew George. DENVER BRONCOS — Waived LB Akin Ayodele. NEW YORK GIANTS — Signed S Matt O’Hanlon. Placed S Michael Greco on the waived/injured list. NEW YORK JETS — Signed C Nick Mangold to a seven-year contract. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Re-signed QB Jevan Snead and DE George Johnson. Placed DE Brandon Gilbeaux on the waived/injured list. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL — D Aaron Ward announced his retirement. ATLANTA THRASHERS — Signed D Andrey Zubarev. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Signed RW Fernando Pisani to a one-year contract. NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Signed F Patric Hornqvist to a three-year contract. ECHL CHARLOTTE CHECKERS — Agreed to terms with D Ethan Graham. READING ROYALS — Signed F Ryan Cruthers. COLLEGE BROWN — Named Catherine Starr women’s assistant crew coach. KING, TENN. — Named Brian Kamm men’s and women’s golf coach. MOUNT SAINT VINCENT, N.Y. — Named Michael Loeffler swimming coach. NJIT — Named Mike Cole baseball coach. NEW MEXICO — Reinstated D Elizabeth Lambert to the women’s soccer team. NEW YORK UNIVERSITY — Named Sarah Fleming, Agnieszka Pregowska and Lauren Ditscheit women’s assistant volleyball coaches. SAINT FRANCIS, PA. — Named Jeni Ritter assistant swimming coach. TEXAS WOMEN’S — Named Kate Golden women’s volunteer assistant golf coach.
Slimmed-down Houston ready to run for Tar Heels CHAPEL HILL (AP) — Ryan Houston figures slimming down won’t stop him from being the battering ram in North Carolina’s ground attack. Three years after arriving on campus as a 273-pound freshman, Houston is down almost 40 pounds entering his senior season. He’s been a proven goalline option and a lead ball carrier capable of wearing down defenses, and coach Butch Davis has said Houston is off to his best training camp with the No. 18 Tar Heels.
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is to go the Hines Ward route and develop himself into a first class wide receiver. At least Edwards doesn’t make excuses — just like Ward. “I caught over 100 punts in training camp, so it’s not an
“I think he’s found that ... every year he’s gotten lighter, he’s gotten stronger, he’s gotten quicker, he’s gotten more explosive,” Davis said. “Last year he found that when the load was on his shoulders the second half of the season, that even being a little more fit and a little quicker would have served him a little better. “You have to respect guys that recognize areas where they should try to get better.” Houston missed spring workouts at Davis’ suggestion so that
he could focus on academics — he said he was still eligible — as well as the birth of a daughter in October. After playing last year around 245 pounds, he’s down to around 236 in training camp. “I watched a lot of film, especially on me, and how I hit the hole ... and I see how other people hit the whole — smaller backs and how they explode through the hole,” Houston said. “When I see the hole, I try to give it everything I’ve got and it shows on film.”
excuse anymore,” Edwards said, following two disastrous punt return attempts in the game against the Jets. “I just got to do a better job of getting under the ball and making sure I catch it.” The Panthers have two preseason games left to work on the two struggling units. Once the games start counting, clearly, it will be too late.
Carolina finishes the preseason with the Tennessee Titans and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Yes, it is only preseason. One third of the Panthers team appears to be in good form, if the other two improve, there is reason for optimism. If not, well, there’s always the Bobcats.
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6-0, 6-1 win. The Lady Cavs then got on a roll as Rebecca Hill (No. 4), Emily Hodge (No. 5) and Michaela Brown (No. 6) each won in straight sets at 6-0, 6-0. Those five Lady Cavs who all won just smoked serves past the Lady Hilltoppers and capitalized on their young mistakes to take the overall win in SMAC play. The most competitive match came in a 2-hour marathon during the final play of singles. A longwinded match between the Lady Cavs’ Emily Hutchins and the Lady Hilltoppers’ McKenna O’Connell was nothing short of hard-fought. Hutchins finally gained the upper hand in breaking a 4-4 tie in the second set as her volley just caught the fair play in the left corner. Hutchins’ persistence ended in a 7-6, 6-4 win. Henson and Cindy Flores went on to take the first doubles match at an 8-1 count over Central’s Powell and O’Neil. Person and O’Connell grabbed the only Central win at 8-0 moments later. The match concluded with East finding its eighth and final victory of the afternoon as Sthefany Flores and Keltcie Hoppes defeated Hill and McKinney 8-1. “This is the first actual tennis match for every girl on this team,” R-S Central ladies tennis coach John Orr said. “It was a good learning experience for them today.”
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Panthers QB Clausen told toe pain will linger
CHARLOTTE (AP) — Carolina Panthers backup quarterback Jimmy Clausen returned to practice Tuesday after missing a day with a sore right big toe, an ailment the former Notre Dame star expects to linger throughout his rookie season. Clausen underwent surgery in January to replace two torn tendons after being injured early last season against Michigan State. Clausen said Tuesday the toe “feels good some days and sore other days” and it’s especially painful after games. He played the entire second half in Contributed Photo Saturday’s 9-3 loss to the New York David Eaker, l to r, won the 2010 Forest City Golf Club Championship. The title is Jets, completing 9 of 22 passes for 72 Eaker’s 11th. Wyman Parton won the Senior Championship, while Donnie Millwood yards and an interception. Clausen won the Super Seniors Championship. The club championship was held this past appeared to be limping slightly after weekend in Forest City. sitting out Monday’s practice. “As of right now, the doctor says it’ll probably be after the season until I feel 100 percent,” Clausen said. “I’m just going to have to play through some pain until the season is over. That’s just the nature of footFrom staff reports Waters closed with a 142 over the ball.” two-day tourney, good for second FOREST CITY — David Eaker Clausen, who was injured on Sept. place. Freddie Jones shot a 146 for captured his 11th club champion19 in Notre Dame’s third game last third place, while Chris Adkins ship after firing a 67 on Sunday season, said he got through his closed with a 151 for fourth place. at the 2010 Forest City Golf Club junior season by taking pain injecWyman Parton earn the Senior Championships. tions. He still played in all 13 games, Championship crown with a 154 over throwing 28 touchdown passes and Eaker shot a 69 on Saturday to two days. trail Patrick Waters by two strokes. four interceptions. His passer effiEaker’s 67 gace him a two-day tally Donnie Millwood shot a solid 146 ciency rating of 161.42 was the thirdof 136 and the club title after Waters over two-days to win the first-ever best in the country. struggled to a 75 on Sunday. Super Seniors championship. “To be honest, I didn’t know it was Forest City Golf Club changed Shane Dotson captured as serious as it was until I was getthe 2010 format from Match Play, Championship B Flight with a strong ting ready for the (NFL scouting) which the club had used for 50 two-day total of 139. BJ Terry fincombine,” Clausen said. “I just took years, to Medal Play. In addition, the ished second with a 143. shots in my toes and played through club split the field into three diviJesse O’Dell shot a 150, over two it.” sions: Age 54 and under for Club days, to claim the First Flight title, Once considered a top 10 pick, Champion, Age 55-64 for Senior while Tony Fowler’s 80 on Saturday Clausen’s draft stock soon plummetchamp, and Age 65 and over for the was good for Second Flight title ed with questions about his attitude Super Senior champ. rights. and leadership. The Panthers took him with the 48th overall pick. If Matt Moore doesn’t get injured or struggle, Clausen may get to rest his toe for most of the season. Clausen has moved past Hunter Cantwell for the No. 2 job, but Moore appears to still have a lock on the starting job despite Carolina’s offensive woes in the preseason.
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Neither Moore nor Clausen has been able to lead the Panthers to a touchdown in two exhibition games. “I think they’ve improved each week,” coach John Fox said. “I’m not as concerned about that as maybe some people on the outside.” Clausen, who said his toe “felt good” in practice on Tuesday, has completed 17 of 37 passes for 152 yards and two interceptions playing against two of the NFL’s top defenses in the Jets and Baltimore Ravens. “Wish I could have some throws back, especially the last one, the interception,” Clausen said of Saturday’s game. “It’s real good, especially for a young guy like myself, to play against a defense like that. Seeing pressures each and every down, that’s the best team to see pressure against. That’s all they do, pretty much, them and Baltimore.”
Bowden: I was pushed
NEW YORK (AP) — Bobby Bowden did not want to retire. “Fired might be a little too strong,” the former Florida State coach said Tuesday in an interview with The Associated Press. “Pushed out ain’t bad. I was pushed out, no doubt about it. I didn’t want but one more year. Gosh, I’m 80.” Bowden retired — at least technically — after Florida State went 7-6 last season, the third time in the last Contributed Photo five seasons the Seminoles barely The Forest City Fury won the Dog Days Tournament in Morganton on Aug. 14-15. broke .500. The coach doesn’t act bitter, but The Fury went undefeated 4-0. The Fury is: Bryson Ward (bottom, l to r), Weston he wants to make sure the record is Randall, Nick Strickland, Jacob Baldwin, Jacob Presnell, Gehrig Christopher; Daniel Painter (middle, l to r), Kaleb Greene, Houston Wright, Max McKinney, Dai straight. Dai Davenport; Coach Danny Painter, Coach Kent Baldwin, and Head Coach Drew “I didn’t want them to spread the Christopher. story that I voluntarily, happily resigned,” said Bowden, who was in New York to begin a promotional tour for his new book, “Called to Coach.” The affable Alabama native rolled up 389 victories (though 12 were vacated by the NCAA), second behind Joe Paterno in major college football in a 44-year head coaching career. In 34 seasons at Florida CHARLOTTE (AP) — The Jordan signed off anyway, and now State, Bowden won two national titles and engineered one of the most Charlotte Bobcats thought the they’re reunited — nine years after answer to their depth problems at Jordan’s much-criticized decision to successful runs in the history of college football. center was to waive Erick Dampier draft Brown No. 1 overall. But Florida State went 38-28 in his to clear salary-cap space and then Charlotte’s strange offseason conre-sign him for less money. tinued Tuesday when Brown signed a last five seasons and the board of When Dampier wouldn’t agree to a one-year, $1.3 million deal, then met trustees and then-university presinew contract, the Bobcats looked at the media while wearing shorts with dent T.K. Wetherell thought after last season it was time for a change. the next-best option. It just so hapJordan’s Jumpman logo on the side. Bowden said Wetherell presented pened to be Kwame Brown, considMeanwhile, Bobcats GM Rod him with two alternatives. ered Bobcats owner Michael Jordan’s Higgins says they’ll try to trade “Number one, you can stay as worst move as an executive. Dampier next month.
MJ, Bobcats sign Brown after Dampier talks stall
ambassador coach. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of an ambassador coach in my life. I said, ’Well, what is an ambassador coach?’ “He said, ’Well, you can remain the head coach but you can’t coach out on the field.’ Now how can I be the head coach of this team if I can’t go out on the field? So I said, ’Well that’s out.’ “So I said, ’What’s the next alternative?’ The next alternative, we ain’t going to renew your contract,” Bowden said with a big laugh. “Does that sound like I resigned?” When Bowden was an assistant coach at Florida State in the 1960s, he coached Wetherell and got to know his family. “He and I were pretty close,” Bowden said. “I thought I was safe.” Bowden said his relationship with Wetherell has likely been irreparably damaged. “I doubt if I’ll have a relationship with T.K. anymore,” he said. Wetherell acknowledged that ultimately it was his decision to remove Bowden and let Jimbo Fisher, who had already been designated Bowden’s successor, take over in 2010. “Of course I made the decision, who else could have?” Wetherell told the AP. Wetherell added it was one of the most difficult things he had to do in his seven years as Florida State president. He stepped down after last school year.
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Nation Today Cops: S.C. man made woman his slave for bail
LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina bail bondsman has been charged with forcing a woman to cook, clean and do sexual favors for him in exchange for getting her out of jail. Lexington County Sheriff James Metts said Tuesday that 51-year-old Curtis Maroney told the 39-yearold woman he would revoke her bond if she didn’t obey his commands. After five days, investigators say Maroney drove the woman to visit her children at her father’s home and she called deputies. Maroney is charged with blackmail and trafficking in persons.
States use K-9s to search for smuggled cell phones
GALT, Calif. (AP) — They’ve been finding hidden bombs, drugs and corpses for years, using their sense of smell to locate what their human handlers would otherwise have to see in plain sight. Now dogs are being deployed in prisons to help curb one of the most serious problems confronting corrections officials: smuggled cell phones. It turns out that cell phones smell. And their distinct odor can lead a well-trained canine to a device hidden under a mattress, stashed into a wall or tucked into a fan or radio. Inmates use them to arrange drug deals, plot escapes and attacks, coordinate riots and harass victims.
Honolulu’s trash woes are growing worse
HONOLULU (AP) — Gigantic piles of shrink-wrapped garbage have been moldering in the heat of a Hawaii industrial park for more
than five months, waiting for a place to be shipped. That wait appeared to end Monday when city officials inked a deal to dispose of the 40 millionpound pile of odious rubbish over the next six months by mostly burning it in an existing waste-to-power plant. But bigger problems remain for Honolulu as the state’s largest city struggles to find a home for all its waste. Honolulu’s lone dump is filling up fast and its plan to ship trash to Washington state has faltered.
AGs: Craigslist should drop adult services HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Craigslist should remove its adult services section because the website cannot adequately block potentially illegal ads promoting prostitution and child trafficking, attorneys general in 17 states demanded Tuesday in a joint letter. “Only Craigslist has the power to stop these ads before they are even published,” said Kansas attorney general Steve Six in a statement Tuesday. “Sadly, they are completely unwilling to do so.” The San Francisco-based Craigslist did not immediately return phone and e-mail messages.
Danielle weakens but could regain strength MIAMI (AP) — Danielle has weakened to a tropical storm far from land over the Atlantic, but forecasters say it could become a hurricane again in the next couple of days. The hurricane reached Category 2 strength earlier Tuesday, but gradually lost punch throughout the day. Its maximum sustained winds were near 70 mph (110 kph) in the late afternoon.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan waits to speak about the federal “Race to the Top” school reform grant competition Tuesday at the National Press Club in Washington.
N.C. among winners of ‘Race to Top’ grants RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina will receive about $400 million as a winner in the second round of the “Race to the Top” school reform grant competition, Gov. Beverly Perdue said Tuesday. The money, part of $4.35 billion being given out nationwide, will pay for recruiting and retaining quality teachers and administrators; a turnaround plan for low-performing schools; and technology for assessing students’ needs, Perdue said. The money “will give us the resources to more aggressively implement our plan to ensure that all of our children graduate ready for a career, college or technical training,” Perdue said in a statement. “It won’t matter where they live; it won’t matter what their school looks like; it won’t matter what their parents do for a living.” North Carolina was one of nine states and the District of Columbia to receive money in the second round of the competition. The other winners were: Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, Ohio and Rhode Island. North Carolina missed out when first-round winners were named in March, as only Tennessee and Delaware were selected to share $600 million. In May, Perdue and the General Assembly changed state law to adopt federal guidelines on how local school districts could retool low-performing schools. Those changes gave local education leaders four options to improve more
than 130 continually low-performing schools — those where less than half of the students have failed end-ofgrade or end-of-course tests in two of the past three years. The biggest change would allow districts to “restart” a typical school by giving it the same flexibility as a charter school without making it independent from the district. Charter schools are exempt from many rules of most public schools and can test innovative learning techniques or focus more on children at risk of failure. Other methods the State Board of Education could authorize local districts to use to help continually lowperforming schools include increasing learning time and improving teacher performance; removing the principal and many teachers; and simply closing the school. The applicants named winners Tuesday will divide a remaining $3.4 billion. Another $350 million is coming in a separate competition for states creating new academic assessments. “This will allow North Carolina to continue the tradition of being a leader in public education,” said June Atkinson, state schools superintendent. The historic program, part of President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus plan, rewards states for embarking on ambitious reforms to improve struggling schools, close the achievement gap and boost graduation rates.
Mosque debate tone worries Archbishop NEW YORK (AP) — The tense climate around a proposal for an Islamic community center and mosque near ground zero could put New Yorkers in danger of losing their sense of tolerance and unity, values they embraced in the days after Sept. 11, the leader of the area’s Roman Catholics said Tuesday. “We’re just a little bit apprehensive that these noble values may be a bit at risk in this way the conversation and debate about the site of the mosque is taking place,” Archbishop Timothy Dolan said after a meeting with Gov. David Paterson about the issue. Critics say the building is too close to where Islamic extremists destroyed the World Trade Center in 2001 and killed nearly 2,800 people. Supporters say religious freedom should be protected. Dolan said both sides have legitimate stances. “I sure don’t have strong feelings on where the mosque should ultimately be,” he said during a brief news conference after meeting with the governor. They spoke about how religion can be brought to bear on the debate over the proposal in an effort to encourage reconciliation and community, rather than divisiveness, Dolan said, and expressed willing-
ness to be part of the dialogue if asked. “Do I have any concrete plans or steps? Nope,” he said. New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who represents the lower Manhattan district where ground zero is, suggested Tuesday that Islamic leaders should move the proposed mosque. Paterson has made the same point. Organizers have the right to build the center at a building two blocks from ground zero but should be open to compromise, Silver said. “In the spirit of living with others, they should be cognizant of the feelings of others and try to find a location that doesn’t engender the deep feelings the currently exist about this site,” Silver said. “I think the sponsors should take into very serious consideration the kind of turmoil that’s been created and look to compromise,” he added. The developer, meanwhile, was expected to attend a dinner Tuesday night hosted by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has spoken in support of the project. Bloomberg holds the dinner annually to observe Iftar, the daily meal in which Muslims break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan.
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THE MARKET IN REVIEW
STOCK EXCHANGE HIGHLIGHTS
GAINERS ($2 OR MORE)
Name Compx CrwfdA McMoRn AcornIntl McMo pfM PrimusGty AVangrd Harbinger CrwfdB TrinaSol s
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739 2,323 94 3,156 97 173 4,497,081,971
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Advanced Declined Unchanged Total issues New Highs New Lows Volume
141 330 39 510 12 21 82,958,330
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In this July photo, a “For Sale,” sign is displayed outside a home in Springfield, Ill. Since the tax credit deadline passed at the end of April, housing has started to falter, despite the lowest mortgage rates in decades.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell for a fourth day after another disappointing report on housing deepened worries that the economic recovery could be fading. Bond yields fell as investors sought out more stable investments.
Home sales plunged in July WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of previously occupied homes plunged last month to the lowest level in 15 years, despite the lowest mortgage rates in decades and bargain prices in many areas.
July’s sales fell by more than 27 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 3.83 million, the National Association of Realtors said Tuesday. It was the largest monthly drop on records dating back to 1968, and sharp declines were recorded in all regions of the country. The plunge in home sales also magnified fears about the broader economy. “The housing market is undermining the already faltering wider economic recovery,” said Paul Dales, U.S. economist with Capital Economics. “With the increasingly inevitable doubleJapan’s Nikkei stock average fell 1.3 percent after dip in prices yet to come, things could yet get a lot worse.” worries about the high yen hit share prices there. Sales were particularly weak In Europe, Britain’s FTSE 100 fell 1.5 percent, among homes in the lower- to Germany’s DAX index dropped 1.3 percent, and France’s CAC-40 fell 1.8 percent. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note, which moves opposite to its price, fell to 2.50 percent from 2.60 percent late Monday. That yield helps set interest rates on mortgages and other consumer loans. The 10-year note’s yield continues to hover around levels not reached since March 2009, when the stock market hit a 12-year low and investors were concerned about the deepening recession. The yield on the two-year note went as low as 0.46 percent, another in a series of record lows.
mid-priced ranges. For example, in the Midwest, homes priced between $100,000 and $250,000 tumbled nearly 47 percent. The weakness follows a strong spring, when now-expired government tax credits sparked sales, especially among firsttime buyers of lower-priced homes. The tax credits caused many of those buyers to speed up their home purchases. Sales have weakened since the credits expired on April 30. As sales have slowed, the inventory of unsold homes on the market grew to nearly 4 million in July. That’s a 12.5 month supply at the current sales pace, the highest level in more than a decade. It compares with a healthy level of about six months. One reason the market is hurting is that buyers and sellers are in a standoff over prices. Many sellers are reluctant to lower their prices. And buyers are hesitating because they think home
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The Dow Jones industrial average lost 134 points Tuesday following news that sales of previously occupied homes fell last month to their lowest level in 15 years. The 27 percent drop in home sales from the previous month was the biggest since record-keeping began in 1968. The Dow dipped briefly below 10,000 for the first time in seven weeks and has now lost 375 points since its four-day slump began. The yield on the two-year Treasury note reached another record low as cautious investors piled back into the bond market. Home sales have fallen sharply since a homebuyer tax credit expired at the end of April, despite mortgage rates reaching record lows. A stubbornly high unemployment rate of 9.5 percent has been keeping home sales down, and banks have also been cautious in making new loans. Other world markets also fell. Japanese stocks led the way lower, falling more than 1 percent as the yen hit a fresh 15-year high against the dollar. Japan’s economy relies heavily on exports, so a stronger yen hurts the profits of major Japanese companies. Stocks have been sliding in recent days as investors focus on signs that economic growth is slowing. A new wave of corporate dealmaking gave stocks a temporary boost Monday, but those gains quickly faded. According to preliminary calculations, the Dow fell 133.96, or 1.3 percent, to 10,040.45 The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 15.49, or 1.5 percent, to 1,051.87, while the Nasdaq fell 35.87, or 1.7 percent, to 2,123.76. Three stocks fell for every one that rose on the New York Stock Exchange, where volume came to 1.2 billion shares.
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prices haven’t bottomed out. Laurie Salaman has been trying to sell her home in New York City for a year so she can move to the suburbs. She’s had no offers, even after cutting her listing price on the threebedroom Bronx home from $475,000 to $449,900. She notes that she has upgraded the kitchen and bathrooms, refinished the basement and put in new decks and patios. Her goal is to take about $100,000 from the sale and put it toward the purchase of the new house. She said she won’t lower her price any further. “That’s my bottom price,” said Salaman, 55. “If I don’t get that price, then I will hold off until the market gets a little better,” she said. The housing market is also being hampered by the weakening economic recovery. Unemployment remains stuck at 9.5 percent and many potential buyers worry they might not have a job to pay the mortgage.
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are invited to a delicious lunch prepared by chef Ray at Carolina Event and Conference Center. These monthly lunch club events will serve as a fundraiser for Hospice of Rutherford County, and the proceeds will benefit home care hospice patients. Lunch Club events will be held the first Wednesday of every month at 12 noon, and the cost is $10. If you would like to participate, please call 245-0095 to reserve a space. Reservations must be made no later than Wednesday the week before the event.
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Ousted USDA employee rejects new job offer
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shirley Sherrod, ousted from the Agriculture Department during a racial firestorm that embarrassed the Obama administration, rejected an offer to return to the USDA on Tuesday. But at a cordial news conference with the man who asked her to leave — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack — she said she may do consulting work for him on racial issues. She was asked to leave her job as Georgia’s director of rural development in July after comments she made in March were misconstrued as racist. She has since received numerous apologies from the administration, including from President Barack Obama himself, and Vilsack asked her to return. But she said at the news conference with a clearly disappointed Vilsack that she did not think she could say yes to a job “at this point, with all that has happened.” Vilsack said she may work with the department in a consulting capacity in the future to help improve outreach to minorities. “I look forward to some type of relationship with the department in the future,”
Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, right, puts his arm around former Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod, left, as they conclude a news conference at the Agriculture Department in Washington Tuesday.
said Sherrod, who is black. “We do need to work on the issues of discrimination and race in this country.” Vilsack had asked her to become the deputy director of the Office of Advocacy
and Outreach, a new position designed to bolster the department’s shaky record on civil rights. He had also given her a chance to return to her former job. Both of them said Tuesday Sherrod
may return to the department as a consultant once an ongoing review of the department’s efforts on race issues is completed. “I think I can be helpful to him and the department
if I just take a little break and look at how I can be more helpful in the future,” Sherrod said. The two appeared friendly as Vilsack expressed his regret that Sherrod wouldn’t return to USDA. He put his arm around her at the news conference and said he leaned on her hard to return and help the department with racial issues. “I did my best, I think it’s fair to say,” he said. “There’s no one in the country better suited to assist us in that effort than Shirley.” He said a consulting job may work better for Sherrod, who was concerned about assuming administrative duties like budgeting. Sherrod was forced to resign after conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart posted an edited version of a March speech in which said she was initially reluctant to help a white farmer save his farm more than two decades ago, long before she worked for USDA. Vilsack and others, including the NAACP, condemned the remarks before grasping the full context of her speech, which was meant as a lesson in racial healing.
Four seek ‘shadow Congressman’ job WASHINGTON (AP) — Every two years, voters here pick a shadow congressman, a position with little clout and one responsibility: lobbying to make D.C. the 51st state. There’s no salary and no ability to vote in Congress, but four residents still want the decades-old gig that has few perks aside from a basement office on Pennsylvania Avenue. The current office holder proposes bringing attention to Washington’s plight by hoisting a 51-star flag over the city government building. His challenger, a 25-year-old law school
student, plans a summer lobbying campaign and says he was put on the planet to win statehood. The two Democrats face each other in a September primary and more candidates will join in general election. “What is a shadow representative?” asked the moderator at a recent candidate forum. “What do you all do?” Current shadow Mike Panetta explains it this way: the person lobbies to make D.C. a state, but he and his challengers are essentially running “to say who is going to be the best volunteer for the district.”
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Itsy Bitsy Fruit Pies
Itsy Bitsy Fruit Pies
ummer is a great time to get kids into the kitchen to make some snacks and desserts. Whether you need something to take to a picnic or just something to do on a rainy day, making easy, nobake goodies like Rice Krispies Treats® can show kids just how fun cooking can be. Even young children can be kitchen helpers, so the whole family can get involved. What can your child do to help prepare a recipe?
Prep Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: 24 1/2 cup butter or margarine 1 cup milk chocolate morsels 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 4 cups Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® cereal 2 cups assorted fresh chopped fruits Frozen non-dairy whipped topping, thawed Assorted sprinkles In medium saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in chocolate morsels until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in cinnamon. Place cereal in large bowl. Carefully pour melted chocolate mixture over cereal. Gently stir until cereal is completely coated with chocolate. Spoon cereal mixture into twenty-four 1 1/2-inch muffin-pan cups coated with cooking spray. Using your finger or thumb, press cereal mixture onto bottoms and up the sides of each cup, forming crusts. Place crusts in freezer for 30 minutes. Remove from freezer. Refrigerate, covered, until ready to serve. Before serving, fill each crust with fresh fruit. Dollop with whipped topping. Decorate with sprinkles. Serve immediately. Note: Extra unfilled crusts may be frozen in air-tight container for up to a month. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.
2 to 3-year-olds can � Wash and scrub fruits and vegetables � Name and count foods 3 to 4-year-olds can � Shape foods � Mix dry ingredients together � Pour pre-measured liquids into batter 4 to 5-year-olds can � Help measure ingredients � Open packages � Pour cereal � Mash soft fruits and vegetables � Press cookie cutters into dough or soft food 6 years old and up can � Beat recipe ingredients with a whisk � Help locate ingredients in a spice rack or pantry
Kid-friendly Kitchen Tips: � Children of all ages should have an adult assistant with them at all times when cooking. � Chefs 7 and older can measure the ingredients and help stir the melted chocolate into the cereal. � Little ones, ages 3 to 6, will enjoy pressing the mixture into the muffin cups and decorating with the fruits and whipped cream. � Make sure to have plenty of extra fruits for snacking while making these little pies.
Make some summer magic with these tasty no-bake recipes for Choco P’Nutty Bars, Itsy Bitsy Fruit Pies, and Ice Cream Sandwich Treats. For even more kid-friendly recipes you can make together, visit www.Ricekrispies.com. Note: The following recipes should be made with adult supervision.
Ice Cream Sandwich Treats
Choco P’Nutty Bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 1 hour Servings: 18 1 12-ounce package (2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate morsels 2/3 cup peanut butter 6 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal 3 cups miniature marshmallows 18 wooden or plastic sticks In large saucepan, melt chocolate morsels and peanut butter over low heat; stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in cereal and marshmallows. Using buttered spatula or waxed paper, press mixture evenly into 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Chill in refrigerator about 45 minutes. Cut into 18 bars. Serve by inserting plastic or wooden stick into each bar. Microwave Directions: In large microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate morsels and peanut butter at medium power for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Add remaining ingredients, stirring until well coated. Continue with recipe directions. Choco P’Nutty Bars
Ice Cream Sandwich Treats
Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 3 hours Servings: 10 to 12 3 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 10 ounce-package (about 40) marshmallows, or 4 cups miniature marshmallows 2 teaspoons vanilla 6 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal 1/2 cup assorted sprinkles 2 pints desired flavor ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet or gelato In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Add cereal. Stir until well coated. Using buttered spatula or wax paper, evenly press mixture to 1/4-inch thickness on baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Decorate with sprinkles. Refrigerate for 15 minutes. Remove from refrigerator. Using 2-inch cookie cutters coated with cooking spray, cut into desired shapes. Place small scoop of ice cream on undecorated side of one cut-out. Top with another cut-out, decorated side up. Gently press together. Return to baking sheet. Repeat with remaining cut-outs and remaining ice cream. Freeze for 30 minutes. Transfer to airtight container. Freeze for 2 hours to 1 week. Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving.
2B â€” The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Eat smart, move more, weigh less program offered
Need help choosing healthy foods, losing weight and building lifelong healthy habits? If so, the weight management program developed by NC Cooperative Extension and the NC Division of Public Health may be just what you are looking for. The Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less program is being offered by Rutherford County Cooperative Extension
beginning September 7. Carolyn Duun, Ph.D., Professor of Nutrition with NC State University, was one of the program authors. â€œWe created Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less to help people adopt the skills that are proven to work for weight lossâ€?, Dunn says. Each session of the 12-week program informs, empowers and motivates participants to make choices about eating and physi-
cal activity that leads to a healthy lifestyle. To help develop these healthy habits, participants receive a journal to record their progress and a full-color magazine with tips and recipes to help them along the way. Weekly weigh-ins help keep people on track. â€œMost people think they need a prescriptive weight loss program,â€? says Sheree Vodicka, R.D., L.D.N., Healthy Weight
Communications Manager with the NC Division of Public Health. â€œWith that type of program, most people gain the weight back over time. Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less helps people develop lifelong healthy habits that will help people to not just lose the weight, but to maintain their new healthier weight.â€? Weigh Less sessions, held at Rutherford County Cooperative Extension on
Callahan Koon Road in Spindale, will run from September 7 through December 7. Sessions will be held each Tuesday from 2:00 â€“ 3:30. The enrollment fee is $15 for the 12-week program and includes a journal, notebook, magazine, food samples, recipes, and weekly activity. To register, contact Cooperative Extension at 287-6020 by September 1.
4-H Science, Engineering Fair is scheduled
CET gearing back up
The West Central 4-H District will sponsor a Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at the Catawba Science Center. This will be a qualifying event for the state level science fair in Raleigh. This Science and Engineering Fair is open to all youth ages five to eighteen. Participation in 4-H is not a requirement. Youth ages five to eight will be in a non-competitive division. Junior divisions will include a 9-10 year old age division and an 11-13 age division. The senior division will include youth ages 14-18. Teams can be made up of no more than three individuals. Why should I do a Science experiment? â€˘ Opportunities for district, regional, state, national, and international competition opportunities â€˘ Scholarships â€˘ Opportunities to network â€˘ Learn something new â€˘ Experiment with possible occupations â€˘ Travel â€˘ Win money â€˘ Portfolio building opportunity â€˘ Expand on current work â€˘ An opportunity to DO Science! What is required for the Science Fair? â€˘ A tri-fold display explaining the steps of your project â€˘ Visual aids are optional â€˘ A copy of your research paper and log book
SPINDALE â€” The Community Engagement Team is gearing back up after a brief summer hiatus, and a special speaker is scheduled at the Tuesday, Aug. 31, meeting. Elizabeth Fleming of Mountain AHEC Mental Health Education will introduce FACE-IT! (Facing Addiction through Community Empowerment and Intervention Teams). The FACE-IT! program is open to Western North Carolina residents who are concerned about ways to help prevent and reduce prescription drug abuse and misuse both at home and in the community. FACE-IT! is funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission and provides local training to help communities to better respond to the issues of prescription drug misuse, abuse and other addictions. The team normally meets the fourth Tuesday of the month, but the August meeting has been bumped back to the fifth Tuesday to avoid any schedule conflicts with the first week of school. Another item on the agenda sprouts from the Weed and Seed strategic planning processâ€”a countywide community cleanup during United Way â€™s Week of Caring in October. United Way Rutherford County Executive Director Faye Hassell has invited special guests to help plan neighborhood cleanups throughout the county. United Way is one of eight sites across the state to receive funding from the NCCI (North Carolina Coalition Initiative) to support substance abuse prevention work. This grant will help the Community Engagement Team by providing specialized trainings and other resources to help strengthen the teamâ€™s efforts and impact. Information about what this means for the community will be given at the August meeting. Also, United Way is conducting a youth crime assessment for the JCPC and all residents are encouraged to complete a survey regarding youth crime and concerns about gang activity. Visit the United Way website and click on the survey link: http://unitedwayofrutherford.org/ The meeting will be from 10 a.m. to noon at Spencer Baptist Church, 207 N. Oak St., Spindale. Refreshments will be provided with a chance to win a door prize offered by the FACE-IT! speaker.
â€˘ Be prepared to answer judgesâ€™ questions about your project. Do you think youâ€™re too busy for Science? A science fair project is one of the best learning experiences a student can undertake. Preparing a science fair project is an excellent example of what educators call â€œactive learningâ€?, or â€œhands-onâ€? learning. According to the National Research Council, active learning is not employed often enough in the classroom and its absence is seen as one of the key factors behind kids losing interest in science and not performing to their potential. If taken seriously, it can be an excellent way to earn prize money, qualify for scholarships, and enhance a college application or resumeâ€™. What makes a science fair project such a great learning experience is that it involves so much more than just science. It involves writing, math, making graphs, research skills, presentation skills, and so much more! In 2005, 64 percent 4th- and 56 percent 8th-grade students received science assessment scores above basic according to the National Assessment of Educational Process. Only 24 percent of 4th- and 27 percent of 8th-grade students received science assessment scores above proficient. Only 2 percent of 4th- and 3 percent of 8th-grade students received science assessment scores above advanced. What are the prizes?
First place winners will receive $75; second place $50; third place $25. There are also additional awards for experiments relating to Electricity. Competitive Categories include: Life Science, Earth Science, Physical Science, and Technology and Engineering. How do I get involved? Start thinking of a scientific question you would like to answer by experimentation. Think of something simple and make sure you have access to it. For example, if you live 6 hours from the ocean, it may not be easy for you to do an experiment that would require you to visit the ocean. Here are many experiments you can do right at home, with toys, balls, tools, etc. that you already have. After you determine your topic, research the topic to help you base your hypothesis or question and design your experiment. Perform the experiment, draw your conclusions, and present the results on your display board. Entering in this science fair could be the first step of competitions that lead up to the international level, where prizes total over $3,000,000 and the top winners take home $50,000 scholarships. Registration is required by September 15th along with a $5 registration fee. Contact Cynthia Robbins at Cynthia_robbins@ncsu.edu or call 828-287-6011 for a science fair packet or for more information.
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The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Wednesday, August 25, 2010 — 3B SHOE by Chris Cassat and Gary Brookins
THE GRIZZWELLS by Bill Schoor
BROOM-HILDA by Russell Myers
DILBERT by Scott Adams
GIL THORP by Jerry Jenkins, Ray Burns and Frank McLaughlin
THE BORN LOSER by Art and Chip Sansom
ARLO AND JANIS by Jimmy Johnson
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Woman’s affair brings pain Dear Abby: I met “Guy” seven years ago and fell deeply in love. We dated for a couple of months, but one day with no warning he broke up with me on my voicemail. Three weeks after the breakup, Guy came to my home. It was the week of his wedding, which he never bothered to mention to me in the time that we had been dating earlier that year. I later heard he had been married from a mutual friend. I knew Guy had been seeing someone, but he never indicated that it was serious. We have been having an affair ever since our breakup. Because I love him, I can’t say no to him. He’ll go through periods where he says he’s getting divorced. He even told my mom that. Then he calls and says they’re going to work it out. I never pushed. I want him to be happy — even if it’s not with me — and I want no part in causing a divorce. Every time I start to get over Guy, he comes around again. Sometimes, it is like he has a special radar. The last time we slept together, a month ago, he told me he thought he had married the wrong woman.
Dear Abby Abigail van Buren
The next day, he admitted he has too much at stake to make a change. I am in so much pain. I don’t want to be his mistress. If I tell his wife, Guy will never speak to me again. Should I tell her? — Runner-up Dear Runner-up: Whether you’re willing to admit it to yourself or not, by continuing the affair with Guy you HAVE been trying to sabotage his marriage. Your first clue that Guy wasn’t much of a man should have been when he used voicemail to “break up” seven years ago. He has now made it plain that he isn’t going to leave his wife. Haven’t you recognized by now that he is concerned only with his own gratification and doesn’t care who is hurt by his actions? This Guy will waste as much of your time as you are willing to give. For your own sake, call a halt and get your head straight. You won’t stop hurting until you draw the line.
Mentally ill daughter distant Dear Dr. Gott: We have a 33-year-old daughter who is mentally ill. She has currently gone off her meds and is hospitalized in a psychiatric ward. She will likely be transported to a state facility. She has refused to sign the paper allowing us to converse with her doctors and caregivers, although we are the only people she has. It is not our desire to control her, but it is our wish to be sure that she is safe and to let those who are caring for her know there is someone out there who still loves her. How can we work with this system that allows her to be her own guardian when she is incapable of even caring for herself? Dear Reader: This is a serious dilemma. Your daughter is an adult at 33. I don’t know how serious her condition is and how much outside assistance, if any, she requires. Is she able to care for herself as long as she remains on her medication? Or is the situation much worse than that? If she is certified as mentally ill, I am sur-
Ask Dr. Gott Dr. Peter M. Gott prised she doesn’t have a family member, attorney, trusted friend or state designee as power of attorney who can make necessary decisions. If she is in a psychiatric ward, why is the staff allowing her to refuse her medication? Is her condition so mild that she does not need it? But if this is the case, why then is she hospitalized? With your inability to speak with her doctors, I’m sure that you don’t have answers to these questions. And it’s likely that, if she has someone in charge, she has made it abundantly clear that you are not to be involved in any way. You might speak with your attorney or patient advocate to determine if you have any rights at all, but my guess is that you don’t.
IN THE STARS Your Birthday, Aug. 25;
In the year ahead you are likely to fare far better if you rely mostly on yourself. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) - If you can’t remain civil, don’t speak until your slow burn is gone. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - Be particularly careful not to disrupt a situation that is running smoothly. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) - Take care that you don’t come off as being too loud or too strong. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - Tyrannical reactions will make enemies within the workplace. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - Don’t be angry with others for thinking differently. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) - Do not leave anything to chance. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) - Be your normal, sweet self, because this is not the day to take a stance. ARIES (March 21-April 19) - Costs will only go up further with delay. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) - Trouble is on the way if you promised two friends you‘d spend time with them. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) - You’ll regret it if you fly off the handle. CANCER (June 21-July 22) - It might fall to you to deal with a temperamental friend or family member on a certain topic. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - Should you find business conditions to be a trifle trickier than usual to deal with, do all the listening to get a true slant on the problems. Don’t make any commitment until you have.
4B — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Nation/world World Today Jet misses runway, crashes
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese passenger jet broke apart as it approached a fog-shrouded runway in the country’s northeast and burst into flames as it hit the ground Tuesday, killing 43 people and injuring 53 others, state media said. The Henan Airlines plane with 91 passengers and five crew crashed in a grassy area near the Lindu airport on the outskirts of Yichun, a city of about 1 million people in Heilongjiang province, the official Xinhua News Agency said. Xinhua quoted Hua Jingwei, an Yichun publicity official, as saying that some passengers were thrown from the cabin before the broken plane hit the ground.
U.S. Army Spc.Jason Frazier shows an Iraqi federal policeman how to look around for threats, each man pretending to be aiming a gun in Baghdad, Iraq. The number of U.S. soldiers in Iraq dipped below the 50,000 threshold this week. For the troops left behind, however, the war is not over. They still face danger.
Report cites bombing cover-up
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — The British government and the Roman Catholic church colluded to cover up the suspected involvement of a priest in a 1972 bombing that killed nine people and injured 30, a new report said Tuesday. The Northern Ireland police ombudsman’s report determined that Father James Chesney was the prime suspect in the blast in the village of Claudy, just outside of Londonderry and that the police chose not to pursue him. The Irish Republican Army has been blamed for the attack. “A senior (police) officer sought the government’s assistance in December 1972, through their engagement with senior figures of the Catholic Church, to ’render harmless a dangerous priest,”’ the report said. Despite the suspicions of authorities, the church and U.K. officials struck a deal that allowed Chesney to move to a parish in Ireland where British prosecutors lacked the jurisdiction to investigate him. Police approached the leaders apparently because of fears that arresting a cleric would inflame a tense situation.
Islamist rebels attack hotel
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Islamist militants wearing Somali military uniforms stormed a hotel favored by lawmakers in the war-battered capital Tuesday, firing indiscriminately and killing 32 people, including six parliamentarians. A suicide bomber and one of the gunmen were also killed in the brazen attack just a half-mile (1 kilometer) from the presidential palace. The attack showed the insurgent group al-Shabab, which controls wide areas of Somalia, can penetrate even the few blocks of the capital under the control of the government and African Union troops.
Bore hole reaches 33 miners
COPIAPO, Chile (AP) — Singing the national anthem in a full-throated chorus, 33 miners trapped deep underground thanked their rescuers and settled in for a long wait until a tunnel wide enough to pull them out can be carved through a half-mile of solid rock. Raising hopes further, a second bore hole punched into the chamber where the miners are entombed, and a third probe was nearing the spot on Tuesday. After parceling out tiny bits of food and drinking water carved from the mine floor with a backhoe for 18 days, the miners were getting glucose and rehydration tablets to restore their digestive systems.
Capsules carrying oxygen also were sent down through a six-inch (15 centimeter) bore hole to help the men survive the hot, stuffy, humid conditions in the lower reaches of the gold and copper mine.
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Remaining U.S. troops still face dangers in Iraq BAGHDAD (AP) — Lt. Ryan Alexander stands thigh-deep in a dark grove of reeds and palm trees, hunting for rockets. Officially, the U.S. combat role in Iraq is ending this month, but Alexander and his platoon are under orders to keep insurgents from using the south Baghdad field as a hiding place for Katyushas. “We’re going to be doing this as long as they tell us,” Alexander said in a near-whisper in the steamy pre-dawn air, his machine gun slung over his shoulder. Behind him, Iraqi Lt. Wassan Fadah Hussein had his handgun out and ready for action. In the near distance came a gunshot. “Sounded like a little boom,” Alexander drawled. The number of U.S. soldiers in Iraq dipped Tuesday to 49,700, dropping below the 50,000 threshold ahead of the endof-the-month deadline set by President Barack Obama. But the war is not yet over for the remaining troops, who will continue to put themselves in danger on counterterror raids and other high-risk missions that aren’t called combat but can be just as deadly. Until the end of 2011, U.S. troops will mostly focus on training Iraqi soldiers and police to take over the nation’s still-shaky security. They will counsel Iraqi officials on how to endear themselves to their citizens, whether through handing out soccer balls to kids or building irrigation systems for farmers. But they will also still be on security patrols — like the one that Iraqi police said was hit by a roadside bomb Tuesday in the
southern city of Basra, with no casualties immediately reported. And they will still be dying — the 4,416th U.S. soldier to die in Iraq was killed in a Basra rocket attack earlier this week. In an attempt to end what he once termed “a dumb war,” Obama ordered all but 50,000 troops to leave Iraq by Aug. 31. Those left behind will no longer be allowed to go on combat missions without being joined by Iraqi forces. Much of that change was already put into effect last summer. A security agreement between Baghdad and Washington stopped U.S.-only patrols and raids in Iraqi cities, where most of the threat exists, after June 30, 2009. That same agreement requires all U.S. troops to be out of Iraq by the end of 2011. “As far as boots on the ground, mainly it’s Iraqis doing the work,” said Gen. Ali Gadaun, commander of Iraq’s troop operations. “Of course, the Iraqis want to see this day coming, that their forces are in charge of the country and in charge of their security.” In Massachusetts, where the president was on vacation, White House counterterrorism chief John Brennan called the drawdown in U.S. troops a “truly remarkable achievement.” He noted that the milestone had been reached a week ahead of schedule and represented a drop of 94,000 troops on Obama’s watch. But Brennan acknowledged that the Iraqis still face sizable challenges, including forming a stable government and preventing terrorist bombings. “There’s still more progress that needs to be made inside of Iraq to ensure
NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the estate of LIONEL SCRUGGS of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said LIONEL SCRUGGS to present them to the undersigned on or before the 11th 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 11th day of August, 2010. Barbara Bridges, Executor 3336 Bridges Lake Rd. Mooresboro, NC 28114
that security is going to prevail throughout the country and is going to be enduring,” he said. Over 20,000 American soldiers in Iraq have been assigned to “advise and assist brigades” and will continue patrols and training exercises with Iraqis. Fewer than 5,000 are special forces who will team up with Iraqi troops on counterterror raids and other high-risk missions. The rest of the 50,000 — about half of the U.S. force in Iraq — are high-ranking officers and headquarters staff who mostly will be planning military strategy through the final withdrawal. Gen. Ray Odierno, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, leaves Sept. 1 after more than five years there. “There is still danger. There are still going to be people who attack our forces. We all know that,” Odierno said Tuesday. Odierno said he worries that Congress next month will cut funding requests — from about $2 billion to $1 billion — intended to help Iraq secure itself from foreign threats. Iraqis themselves are mixed on whether they feel their security forces are ready to protect them. Several interviewed Tuesday said they believe the U.S. will continue to control Iraq for years to come — even if through aid and politics instead of its military. “The Iraqi people feel the Americans will occupy Iraq forever and will not leave easily after sacrificing by their soldiers and spending billions of dollars in their operations,” said Salih Mahir, a 22-year old university student who lives in north Baghdad.
2 yr. old female Shih Tzu white w/blondish markings. 8/15: Piedmont/Maple Creek Rd., Rfdtn. Reward. 287-5870 Male gray tabby cat Lost 8/19 from Bethany Church area. Neutered. Call 245-6249
Court ordered real estate auCtion Sat. August 28th, 2010 @ 10:00 am
Margaret elms estate (living) 1998 us #221-n Hwy, rutherfordton, nC 28139 Marvin sparrow, Commissioner 10 sP 109
direcTionS - 5 miles north of rutherfordton on US #221 Hwy. in the Gilkey community on the right. (Watch for signs) *House & 3.27 Acres Divided Into 2 Lots: LOT ONE - 6-room - Bath & 1/2 - Brick Home with Utility room on 1.62 Acres Single carport - Forced Air - oil Heat & central Air - Approx. 1900 sq. ft. - nice Lot with Shade Trees & Garden Spot. LOT TWO - 1.65 Acres adjoining lot with nice building site - Shade trees - Garden spot - Good lot for investment opportunity or business. • ALL PROPERTY SELLS AS-IS-WHERE-IS WITH NO WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED •
open for inspection Friday, august 27th - 2:00 pm till 5:00 pm - sale day 9:00 am till sale time This is a good home for the first time buyer or great rental income producing property. BE SURE TO COME OUT AND TAKE A LOOK BEFORE SALE DAY. HOUSE SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY NOTE: This is a court ordered sale and must stand open for an upset bid period. All Terms & Conditions of the sale will be explained sale day. *You will be required to pay a 10% deposit on sale Joe Simpson day - Balance within 15 days after confirmation of NCAL #4791 Auctioneer sale by Clerk of Superior Court & Superior Court SCAL #4097 Auctioneer Judge - Cash or Approved Check Only*
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Scruffy Dog Male, 6 yrs. old, 20 lbs., black, white & brown. Last seen 8/20 Hudlow and Lee Road. 288-7430
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National framed art manufacturer needs an inside sales rep with sales exp., telephone and computer skills. Email resume to email@example.com or fax 828-863-1267
Drivers Needed Professional Transportation Inc. is seeking local drivers for 7-passenger mini-vans in the Bostic, NC area. Drug Screen, driving record and criminal backgound check required. 1-800-471-2440 Reference 27
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MAINTENANCE Aallied Die Casting of NC has immediate openings for experienced Maintenance technicians. These are hands on positions for someone who can handle multiple tasks under high pressure deadlines. We are seeking applicants with knowledge of electrical/ hydraulic troubleshooting, PLC controls and mechanical devices & welding. Experience in die casting or plastic injection molding a plus. Pay commensurate with skills and experience level. Along with an excellent benefit package, Aallied also offers the opportunity to further your education. Please fax your resume with salary requirements, or apply in person to: Human Resource Manager, Aallied Die Casting Co. of NC, 401 Aallied Drive, Rutherfordton, NC 28139 Fax (828) 286-4006 EOE
Immediate Openings Pinnacle Staffing has Immediate openings In our Forest City, NC Facility We are interviewing for the following positions: Heavy Industrial Assembly $8.50 per hour/40+hrs. per week Weekly Paychecks Insurance Available Overtime Required
Accepting Applications Today! Call 828-247-0440, ext. 123 Drug screen and Background Check required Pinnacle Staffing is an Equal Opportunity Employer E.O.E.
Wastewater Technician An area industrial manufacturer is seeking an experienced "Wastewater Technician" for hands on technical operation of a 1.3 MGD wastewater treatment facility. The technician will be part of a team performing daily wastewater operations including laboratory testing, minor maintenance and other environmental tasks. The operator must possess a thorough knowledge of biological, physical & chemical wastewater treatment methods and the ability to operate a personal computer. Special requirements: Three years working experience in a wastewater environment, current NC Wastewater Operator Certifications for Grade II Wastewater & Grade I Physical Chemical Treatment also a valid driver's license. Company offers starting pay of $17.54 per hour including a benefit package with medical/dental and life insurance, 401K & defined contribution retirement plan. Interested candidates should submit their resume to: Box C, PO Box 1149, Forest City, NC 28043
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CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE Manufacturing facility in Cleveland County seeks candidates with good interpersonal skills. Please send resume to BOX D, PO Box 1149, Forest City, NC 28043
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY TOWN OF FOREST CITY CODE ENFORCEMENT AND ZONING OFFICER The Town of Forest City is accepting applications for a Code Enforcement and Zoning Officer. Applications will be accepted at City Hall, 128 North Powell Street beginning Wednesday, August 25, 2010 through 5 p.m. Wednesday, September 1, 2010. Applicant must have a high school diploma, supplemented with advanced training or experience in the building trades and considerable experience in the construction, building, or skilled trades; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Able to obtain required trade certification and a valid NC driver's license. Successful applicant must pass drug test and criminal background check prior to employment. For further information contact Jimmy Clay at 247-4426. The Town of Forest City is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status. NORTH CAROLINA, RUTHERFORD COUNTY NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 258 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Michael G. Huey and Cathyrn M. Huey and Michael Kass to PRLAP, Inc., Trustee(s), dated November 17, 2005, and recorded in Book 871, Page 532, 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, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustees will offer for sale at the Courthouse Door in Rutherford County, North Carolina, at 10:15AM on September 01, 2010, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property, to wit: Being all of Lot 295 a shown on survey by R. L. Greene, PLS entitled “Greyrock Subdivision Phase 2A as recorded in Plat Book 26 at Page 118, said plat being one of a series of plats recorded in Plat Book 26, Page 114 through 118 of the Rutherford County, NC registry, reference to said recorded plats being made for a more particular description of said Lot 295. Together with and subject to all easements, restrictions and rights of ways of record and a non-exclusive appurtenant easement for ingress, egress and regress is conveyed over and upon all private subdivision roads for GreyRock at Lake Lure as shown on the above -described plats and the plats for Phase 1A as shown on plats recorded in Plat Book 25, at Pages 188 through 192; plats for Phase 1B as shown on plats recorded in Plat Book 25, at Pages 205 through 208 and to the covenants, conditions and restrictions for GreyRock as recorded in Book 858, at Page 122 of the Rutherford County, NC registry and also being recorded in Book 3827, Page 764 of the Buncombe County, NC registry. Being a portion of that property conveyed to LR Buffalo Creek, LLC by deeds recorded in Deed Book 855, at Page 816 of the Rutherford County, NC registry and as recorded in Deed Book 3793, at Page 665 of the Buncombe County, NC registry. Said property is commonly known as: Lot 295 off Grey Rock Parkway, Greyrock At Lake Lure Sub., Lake Lure, NC 28746 Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105-228.30, in the amount of One Dollar ($1.00) per each Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or fractional part thereof, and the Clerk of Courts fee, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7A-308, in the amount of Forty-five Cents (45) per each One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or fractional part thereof or Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), whichever is greater. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale and must be tendered in the form of certified funds. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts will be immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance AS IS WHERE IS. There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, and encumbrances of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Michael G. Huey and Cathyrn M. Huey. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, that tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. ___________________________________ Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. Substitute Trustee 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 Our File No.: 432.1002435NC /MDN Publication Dates: 08/18/2010 08/25/2010
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2BR/1BA Cent. h/a, lg. kitchen $425/mo. + dep. & ref's. No pets! Call 828-919-0000 3BR/1BA 122 Akers Landing, Ellenboro $500/mo. + $300 sec. dep. Call 864-576-9340 3BR/2BA Gilkey community H/a, stove, refrig. No pets! Ref's. 828-437-6754
BUGS Boston Terrier/Pug Mix Cute as a button $300 Call 828-625-1579 Free Puppies to loving homes Beagle mix/small Chihuahua. Great lap dogs. 828-429-2936 or Lisawasa@aol.com Free puppies: Collie/red bone mix, 2 brown & 4 black/white, 6 wks. old. Save us from the pound. Call 288-0439
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14X70 on private lot with stream. Older mobile home for rent in Rfdtn. $325/mo. + $300 dep. Call 286-1638 2BR/2BA Cent. h/a, stove, refrig. No pets. $425 + $300 dep. 245-5703 or 286-8665 2BR/2BA, mobile home for rent in Ellenboro area. Call 828-429-0389
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3 Bedroom/2 Bath on private lot in
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Approximately 39 acres investment property in Spindale with all utilities, an excellent natural source of water, artesian well. $195,000. Call 287-2640
or 429-0109 or 429-3976
FREE STANDING BLDG 1800 sqft. Chimney Rock Rd. Rfdtn. $165K 828-287-0779
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12X16 Hair Salon Shampoo & styling chair, sink, dryer & a/c. You move! $5,500 429-2676
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6B — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Wednesday, August 25, 2010 NORTH CAROLINA, RUTHERFORD COUNTY
IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE OF NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION RUTHERFORD COUNTY 10sp283
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 286 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Martin Edmondson and Ronald Berg and Ruth M. Berg to PRLAP, Inc., Trustee(s), dated June 29, 2006, and recorded in Book 907, Page 607, 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, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustees will offer for sale at the Courthouse Door in Rutherford County, North Carolina, at 10:15AM on September 01, 2010, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property, to wit: Lying in Chimney Rock Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina: Being all of Lot 195, Phase 2A, as shown on subdivision plat for GreyRock at Lake Lure Subdivision Phase 2A recorded in Plat Book 26, at Page 117, said plat being one of a series of plats recorded in Plat Book 26, Pages 114 through 118, all of the Rutherford County, NC Registry, reference to said plats being made for a more particular description of said lot. Together with and subject to all easements, restrictions and rights of way of record and a non-exclusive appurtenant easement for ingress, egress and regress is conveyed over and upon all private subdivision roads for GreyRock at Lake Lure as shown on the above-described plats and to the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for GreyRock at Lake Lure as recorded in Book 858, at Page 122 of the Rutherford County, NC Registry and also recorded in Book 3827, Page 764 of the Buncombe County, NC Registry (hereinafter “Declarations”). Together with and subject to easements for the installation, repair and maintenance of a community water system as set forth in the Declarations, said water system to consist of a shared system of wells and water line to be installed upon the lots. Each lot is conveyed together with appurtenant easements for all shared water line and wells marking up the water system as the same may or will be installed in the reserved easement areas as set forth on all recorded plats and described in the Declarations. Also being the same property as described in a deed recorded in Book 891 at Page 712 of the aforesaid Registry.
IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY RONNIE W. SIMMONS AND JANE D. SIMMONS DATED MARCH 15, 2008 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 999 AT PAGE 828 IN THE RUTHERFORD COUNTY PUBLIC REGISTRY, NORTH CAROLINA NOTICE OF SALE Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in the above-referenced deed of trust and because of default in the payment of the secured indebtedness and failure to perform the stipulation and agreements therein contained and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the secured debt, the undersigned substitute trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at the county courthouse of said county at 10:00 AM on September 7, 2010 the following described real estate and any other improvements which may be situated thereon, in Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: The land referred to in this exhibit is located in the County of Rutherford and the State of North Carolina in Deed Book 809 at Page 48 and described as follows: All that certain Lot or parcel of land situated in the City of Forest City, High Shoals Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina and more particularly described as follows: Situate, lying and being in High Shoals Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina and being all that Lot and parcel of land as shown as a 7.2 acre parcel on a Plat for Linda J. Simmons by Deaton Land Surveyors, Inc., dated September 30, 1997 and duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rutherford County, North Carolina in Plat Book 18 at Page 61, to which reference is hereby made for a more MI and complete description. And Being more commonly known as: 2099 Chase High Rd, 2101 Chase High Rd, Forest City, NC 28043
Said property is commonly known as: LOT 195 off of Bison Meadows, Grey Rock Subdivision, Lake Lure, NC 28792
The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are Ronnie W. Simmons.
Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105-228.30, in the amount of One Dollar ($1.00) per each Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or fractional part thereof, and the Clerk of Courts fee, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7A-308, in the amount of Forty-five Cents (45) per each One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or fractional part thereof or Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), whichever is greater. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale and must be tendered in the form of certified funds. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts will be immediately due and owing.
The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale. Any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. This sale is made subject to all prior liens and encumbrances, and unpaid taxes and assessments including but not limited to any transfer tax associated with the foreclosure. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. This sale will be held open ten days for upset bids as required by law. Following the expiration of the statutory upset period, all remaining amounts are IMMEDIATELY DUE AND OWING. Failure to remit funds in a timely manner will result in a Declaration of Default and any deposit will be frozen pending the outcome of any re-sale.
Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance AS IS WHERE IS. There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, and encumbrances of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Ronald Berg, Trustee of the 195A GreyRock. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, that tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. ___________________________________ Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. Substitute Trustee 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 Our File No.: 158.0934651NC /MDN Publication Dates: 08/18/2010 08/25/2010
IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE OF NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION RUTHERFORD COUNTY 10 sp 352 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY THEODORE W. JOHNSTON AND DEBORAH M. JOHNSTON DATED MAY 16, 2005 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 841 AT PAGE 284 IN THE RUTHERFORD COUNTY PUBLIC REGISTRY, NORTH CAROLINA NOTICE OF SALE Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in the above-referenced deed of trust and because of default in the payment of the secured indebtedness and failure to perform the stipulation and agreements therein contained and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the secured debt, the undersigned substitute trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at the county courthouse of said county at 10:00 AM on September 7, 2010 the following described real estate and any other improvements which may be situated thereon, in Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows:
SPECIAL NOTICE FOR LEASEHOLD TENANTS: If you are a tenant residing in the property, be advised that an Order for Possession of the property may be issued in favor of the purchaser. Also, if your lease began or was renewed on or after October 1, 2007, be advised that you may terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. You may be liable for rent due under the agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. The date of this Notice is August 17, 2010. /s/___________________________ Grady I. Ingle Or Elizabeth B. Ells Substitute Trustee 10130 Perimeter Parkway, Suite 400 Charlotte, NC 28216 (704) 333-8107 http://shapiroattorneys.com/nc/ 10-004931
NORTH CAROLINA, RUTHERFORD COUNTY NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 164 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Larry R Haynes and Donna Lynn Haynes to CB Services Corporation, Trustee(s), dated July 17, 1996, and recorded in Book 490, Page 311, 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, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustees will offer for sale at the Courthouse Door in Rutherford County, North Carolina, at 10:15AM on September 01, 2010, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property, to wit:
The above legal description being the same as the last Deed of record, no boundary survey having been made at the time of this conveyance.
Lying and being in Colfax Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being the same property as that described in deed recorded in Deed Book 529, Page 78, Rutherford County registry, and being described herein by metes and bounds according to survey dated June 27, 1996, by Professional Surveying and Engineering Services, Nathan Odom, Registered Surveyor, as follows: Lying on the Southeast side of N. Main Street (State Road No. 1920). Beginning at an existing iron pin on the Northwest side of ditch, same being located from an existing PK nail located in the center of the intersection of Bradley Loop Road (State Road No. 2002) with N. Main Street (State Road No. 1920) two calls as follows: South 54 West 31.85 feet to a point and South 69 degrees 27 minutes 22 seconds East 16.48 feet and from the beginning running thence South 69 degrees 27 minutes 22 seconds East 34.09 feet to an existing iron on the edge of ditch; thence with the line of Dane Morehead and wife, Billie Jean Morehead Deed Book 666, Page 210 South 06 degrees 16 minutes 31 seconds West 327.77 feet to an existing iron 6 feet West of fence; thence with the line of Kenneth William Mitchell Deed Book 491, Page 203 North 28 degrees 59 minutes 29 second West, crossing over an existing iron in tree line at 268.39 feet, a total distance of 286.86 feet to a point in the centerline of N. Main Street; thence with the centerline of N. Main Street North 54 East 157.60 feet to a point; thence South 69 degrees 27 minutes 22 seconds East 16.48 feet to the point and place of the beginning. Containing 0.70 acres according to said survey referred to hereinabove. Reference is made to Tax Map No: 362, Block 1, Parcel 113.
And Being more commonly known as: 109 Miller Hill Ln, Union Mills, NC 28167
Said property is commonly known as: 569 Ellenboro-Henrietta Road, Ellenboro, NC 28040
The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are Theodore W. Johnston and Deborah M. Johnston.
Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105-228.30, in the amount of One Dollar ($1.00) per each Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or fractional part thereof, and the Clerk of Courts fee, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7A-308, in the amount of Forty-five Cents (45) per each One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or fractional part thereof or Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), whichever is greater. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale and must be tendered in the form of certified funds. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts will be immediately due and owing.
Lying and being in Camp Creek Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being the northern portion of the property described in that deed recorded in Book 409 at Page 674, Rutherford County Registry and being more particularly described by metes and bounds as follows: Beginning at a railroad spike in the center of Centennial Road, being State Secondary Road No. 1504, also being the beginning point in the above referenced deed, and running thence South 18-04-17 East 270.00 feet to an iron pin; thence North 89-40-24 West 241.81 feet to an iron pin; thence North 11-46-16 East 254.80 feet to a railroad spike in the center of Centennial Road; thence with the center of said road as it curves South 85-41-27 53.45 feet and North 79-23-49 East 53.70 feet to the Point of Beginning.
The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale. Any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. This sale is made subject to all prior liens and encumbrances, and unpaid taxes and assessments including but not limited to any transfer tax associated with the foreclosure. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. This sale will be held open ten days for upset bids as required by law. Following the expiration of the statutory upset period, all remaining amounts are IMMEDIATELY DUE AND OWING. Failure to remit funds in a timely manner will result in a Declaration of Default and any deposit will be frozen pending the outcome of any re-sale. SPECIAL NOTICE FOR LEASEHOLD TENANTS: If you are a tenant residing in the property, be advised that an Order for Possession of the property may be issued in favor of the purchaser. Also, if your lease began or was renewed on or after October 1, 2007, be advised that you may terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. You may be liable for rent due under the agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. The date of this Notice is August 17, 2010. Grady I. Ingle or Elizabeth B. Ells Substitute Trustee 10130 Perimeter Parkway, Suite 400 Charlotte, NC 28216 (704) 333-8107 http://shapiroattorneys.com/nc/ 10-000782
Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance AS IS WHERE IS. There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, and encumbrances of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Larry R Haynes and Donna Lynn Haynes. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, that tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. ___________________________________ Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. Substitute Trustee 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 Our File No.: 432.1001336NC /MDN Publication Dates: 08/18/2010 08/25/2010
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The following land transactions were recently recorded at the Rutherford County Register of Deeds Office. The dollar amount is the deed stamps recorded, with $2 representing each $1,000 of property value. Jeffrey Scott Ford exer, Augustus Eugene Ford estate by exer to John Campbell Meador, Lisa Jane Meador; Rutherfordton Township; lot 6, Ruth Levi property; $53. Reynaldo Sanchez Gloria Sanchez to Madel Refugio E. Valazquez; Cool Springs Township; lot 41, Erlanger Mills; $3. Jerry Lee Thomas by aif, Chad Newbold aif, Beverly A. Thomas by aif to Mac and Marcus Partners LLC; Chimney Rock Township; building 5, unit 16, phase V, Fairways of the Mountains; $1. Fall Creek Land
Company Inc. to Jessica M Embleton; Golden Valley Township; lot 4, South Mountain Peaks Phase 6; $57. Firefly Cove Development LLC to Michael Quest, Sharlin Quest; Chimney Rock Township; unit 101 Firefly Lodge; $608. John D. Styles, Mary S. Styles to Michael Robert Ruff; Green Hill Township; 2.25 acres; $184. Estates at Greenhill LLC to Mario L. Molina Pino, Olga Lidia Ramirez; lot 43, Estates at Greenhill; $50. Estates at Greenhill LLC to Mario L. Molina Pino, Olga Lidia Ramirez; lot 44, Estates at Greenhill; $50. Estates at Greenhill LLC to Mario Del Pilar Lopez; lot 29, Estates at Greenhill; $54. James Albert Beheler, Carol Beheler, James
Jered Beheler, Julia Diane Price Dobbins by heirs to James Jered Beheler; Union Township; lot 10, Lawson Allen; $120. Fairfield Mountains Property Owners Association Inc to Kevin Scott Johnson, Melissa Ann Johnson; Chimney Rock Township; lot 94 and 95 Quail Ridge; $60. David H. Roach, Janet S. Roach to James R. Morgan, Sandra W. Morgan; Sulphur Springs; 14,365 acres; $240. Neils W. Lausten, Solveig Lausten to Donald Crissey, Mary Crissey; Chimnney Rock Township; 1.00 acre; $780. John Witcher Walker, Virginia G. Walker to Lynda W. Widener, Harold D. Widener; Rutherfordton Township; 7.24 acres; $86. Ronald E. Jenkins, to Robert S. Smith, Chery L. Smith; Colfax
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