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RUTHERFORDTON — A Rutherford County man is facing 11 charges, including breaking and entering and larceny counts. Jacob Lee Watts, 22, is charged with four counts of breaking and entering and larceny, two counts of breaking and/or entering and one count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle in connection with Rutherford County incidents. He is also charged with the theft of a motor vehicle in Hendersonville and with breaking and/or entering in Hendersonville, as well as with two counts of failure to Watts appear in Henderson County. Watts was placed under a $92,000 secured bond in the Rutherford County Jail on Wednesday. The jail log shows his address as 265 Lazy Acre Lane. Information from the Sheriff’s Office indicates a last known address of 2511 Bills Creek Road in Lake Lure. The incidents occurred last winter. Watts has been in the Polk County Jail since late January. The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office had placed a hold on him, and he has now been transferred to Rutherford County. Sentencing apparently has been completed in connection with incidents in that county. The RCSO says the case began on Dec. 28, when a Lake Lure resident reported the theft of a 2004 John Deere Gator, two chain saws and other items. About a month later, on Jan. 27, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office tried to stop a Mazda Miata that was suspected Please see Charges, Page 6A

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Pat Mitchell, director of Economic Development in Ashe County and an adjunct professor at Appalachian State University, visited the Rutherford Roundtable on Wednesday to discuss strategies to spur economic development.

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RUTHERFORTON — Economic progress isn’t possible, says Pat Mitchell, without a concerted effort from a community and its people, who may have disparate interests and separate agendas but must nevertheless be united toward a common goal, in this case moving Rutherford County forward. Mitchell is director of Economic Development in Ashe County and an adjunct professor at Appalachian State University. She visited the county

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Wednesday to address the Roundtable, a community development group composed of public officials, heads of agencies and organizations, and interested residents. Economic development, said Mitchell, can be broken down to three simple goals, which are creating jobs, creating wealth and expanding the tax base. “If you want to do something with your economy, that’s what it’s all about. There are myriad ways to do that, but that’s what you’re doing.” To achieve these goals, a community Please see Expert, Page 6A

Four charged in DMV case head to court Application process for plate agency in county concludes By JEAN GORDON Daily Courier Staff Writer

FOREST CITY — The Department of Motor Vehicles in Raleigh has received 55 applications to operate the new license plate agency in Rutherford County. The application process has ended. “Our staff remains hopeful that a new agency can be opened by year’s end, but we can tell more later as the process moves ahead,” said Marge Howell, DMV spokeswoman.. After a decision is made, Howell said, the selected contractor must attend a two-week workshop, locate property, outfit the office according to DMV specifications, and hire people before opening. The average start-up cost for an agency is estimated at $25,000 — operating capital for 30 to 60 days — which would cover facility rental, renovation costs to accommodate computer equipment and plate storage, utilities, as well as a fidelity bond,” Howell said. Shelby and also Marion have license plate offices, and Rutherford residents have been going there. The Forest City agency, which had been at the Tri-City Mall, has been closed more than two months after staff members there were arrested on various charges. Four of those arrested are scheduled for the next session of Rutherford County Superior Court, convening Sept. 27. Scheduled for trial are Sue Carswell Hyder, Martha Joe Bradley, Cynthia Hyder Kiser and Michelle Leigh Brookshire. A fifth person, Jason Eric Pruett, was arrested in July but has not been indicted by the grand jury. Agency contractor Hyder of Bostic was

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Rutherford Firefighter Challenge set for Sat. By JEAN GORDON Daily Courier Staff Writer

FOREST CITY — How much time does it take a firefighter to make a forcible entry into a building? How long does it take to rescue a person from a fire and move them, backward, through an obstacle course? Firefighters from Rutherford and surrounding counties will help to answer those questions Saturday during the second annual firefighter challenge at the former K-Mart building off U.S. 74A in Spindale. The Rutherford County Firefighter Challenge is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and awards will be presented to the winning department and individuals. Admission is free. “This will give the public insight as to what the firefighters have to do on a day-to-day basis,” said Christina Samuels, event coordinator. “And it will also be a firefighter appreciation day.” Competitive events will include Hose Pack Carry, Section Connects, Hose Hoist, Forcible Entry and Dummy Drag. Fire departments in Rutherford County that are participating include Hudlow, Rutherfordton, Sandy Mush, SDO, and Forest City. Visiting departments from Idlewild and Rural Hall also will compete. Some departments will have more than one team, and several people from the departments will take part in various course events. Fire trucks will be on display. In addition to the competing departments, other participants will include the Forest City and Rutherfordton police departments, the N.C. Forest Service, Highway Patrol, Regional One Air Medical, Rutherford County Emergency Services, Rutherford County Honor Guard, Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, the Unit Traffic Control, New Blood Championship Wrestling and Valleytown FireRescue Department. Regional One crew members will hand out tickets to win free helicopter rides. Samuels encourages families to attend the event, “because there is something for everybody to do.

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Firefighters from across the county will compete in a number of events Saturday during the second annual Rutherford County Firefighter Challenge at the former K-Mart parking lot from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Pictured is the competition from last year.

We’ll have plenty of stuff to do to keep the children entertained as well as adults, all in one place and there is no admission cost,” she said. Isothermal Community College’s Early Childhood Education class will be on hand with temporary tattoos for children; there will be plenty of inflatables, the children’s smokehouse will be available and The Learning Tree will sponsor a children’s obstacle course similar to firefighter’s obstacle course. The event also will include the RCFC Car,

Truck, & Bike Show, sponsored by the Ford Club Car Show. Registration is Saturday, and the fee is $15. Car show proceeds will go to Hospice of Rutherford County. Numerous vendors will offer arts, crafts, food, and other items. For more information, visit rutherfordcountyfirefighterchallenge.com Contact Gordon via e-mail at jgordon@thedigitalcourier. com

Lawmaker: Law on SBI may need to be changed

RALEIGH (AP) — Legislators should consider changing laws that set up North Carolina’s crime lab with the express duty to assist prosecutors and law enforcement if that’s necessary to ensure that lab analysts focus impartially on science, a leading lawmaker said Thursday. Rep. Rick Glazier said Thursday that he wanted to study the statutes before saying the law must be changed. “But there is no question in my mind that the purpose of the lab is to scientifically examine the facts and not to draw conclusions one way or the other that assist the prosecution or the defense,” Glazier, D-Cumberland, told The Associated Press. “They’re there to say what the science says.” Glazier spoke about the state law regarding the State Bureau of Investigation and its crime lab after a legislative committee, of which he’s co-chairman, met for the first time Thursday to consider reforms at the crime lab. An independent investigation

released last month concluded SBI analysts had, in a 16-year period ending in 2003, aided prosecutors in obtaining convictions at times, mostly by misrepresenting blood evidence and keeping critical notes from defense attorneys. In addition, memos and a training manual — no longer in use — advise agents how to testify for DAs. Among the various state laws on the SBI, one says the lab is set up to “render a reasonable service to the prosecuting officers (DAs) of the State in the discharge of their duties.” It also says the lab is to examine evidence “leading to the identification, apprehension or conviction of criminals.” And it says the SBI director and assistants help sheriffs, police officers, district attorneys and judges when asked. Glazier said it’s also imperative that North Carolina law makes it clear that everyone has access to all test results. “It’s wholly unacceptable that there ever was a policy suggesting that some test results be buried and not reported,” he said.

Some legislators and defense attorneys support moving the lab outside the auspices of the SBI as one way to ensure that analysts consider science paramount. Glazier said he wasn’t ready to answer that question, and Attorney General Roy Cooper warned legislators to take care in considering that option. “There’s a lot of information to look at when you decide what you want to do with the lab,” Cooper said. “You have to look at other states, how it’s working, what’s the funding. At the same time, the issue should be debated because it’s an important issue. ... I think anybody reaching a conclusion one way or the other is not looking at all of the facts because we don’t have all of the facts.” Both Cooper and Glazier said the priority is to fix the problems already found and see if there are other problems. Then, they said, state leaders can focus on where the lab should be located. Chris Swecker, one of two former assistant directors with the FBI who investigated the lab and wrote

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A man walks past the remains of homes damaged from a fire caused by an explosion in a mostly residential area in San Bruno, Calif. The explosion prompted California regulators to order the utility, Pacific Gas and Electric, to survey all its natural gas lines in the state in hopes of heading off another disaster. Associated Press

After blast, states wait to act on aging gas lines

SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) — Some of Pennsylvania’s natural gas pipelines are 120 years old. Portions of lines also date to the 1800s in Massachusetts. And hundreds of miles in New York state are made of leak-prone cast iron. Tens of thousands of miles of pipelines that run beneath communities nationwide are old or decaying, and an Associated Press survey found that no states in the parts of the country with the greatest concentration of people and pipes have ordered a safety review in the week since a deadly explosion in California raised public awareness of potential problems. Officials from Massachusetts to Texas say their inspections are adequate, and they are waiting for federal investigators to determine the cause of the Sept. 9 gas line explosion that killed four in San Bruno, Calif., before deciding what to do. Consumer advocates and plaintiffs’ lawyers say the response fits a familiar pattern: Utilities and customers won’t pay the millions of dollars needed to replace corroded pipes, the lines fail and regulators act only after a disaster. Massachusetts is ahead of most states, in part because it reviewed its system after several natural gas explosions during the winter of 2008-09. About one-third of the state’s 21,000 miles of distribution lines are cast iron or bare steel. The cast-iron pipes were laid from the late 1800s to the 1940s and the bare steel between the 1930s to the 1960s. Other states, however, are not acting as swiftly. In Pennsylvania, the oldest pipes are 120 years old, and about 25 percent of its gas pipelines — including some serving Philadelphia — is made of unprotected cast iron and bare steel. The system to replace them is inefficient and fraught with delays. Gas companies have to front the money to replace the pipes, and then petition state regulators for reimbursement. The process then gets bogged down. To speed replacement projects, utility regulators are pressing state lawmakers to allow gas com-

panies to charge customers more quickly. These charges would still require regulators’ approval. In New York, where parts of its 50,000 miles of gas pipeline still include leak-prone cast iron, gas companies are on track to replace about 310 miles of the worst sections this year, state regulators say. “It would be great if it could all be replaced immediately, but it is very expensive and would cause rates to rise dramatically,” spokesman James Denn said. The AP also surveyed Texas, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, North Carolina, Connecticut and Louisiana. There are more than 2 million miles of pipelines across the United States, and upgrading them is an enormous task, starting with determining the worst sections. Because regulators rely heavily on reports from utility companies themselves, critics say, it is impossible to gain an accurate picture of just how decrepit the system has become. On Wednesday, after the Obama administration called for tougher oversight of the nation’s pipelines, the head of the National Transportation Safety Board said federal regulators are too accepting of industry assurances. Chris Hogan, a spokesman for the American Gas Association, the industry trade group, said that utility companies already spend billions every year to keep the network of gas pipes safe, and that more inspectors and harsher fines won’t improve safety. The last significant reforms for the industry came in 2002 — and only after several high-profile accidents in Texas, Washington and New Mexico killed a combined 17 people. That’s when mandatory inspections were first required for transmission lines that go through densely populated areas. Federal inspectors are responsible for interstate pipelines. Local regulators oversee intrastate lines and in most cases leave inspections to utilities. Regulators monitor and ensure that companies are keeping up with maintenance and identifying old pipes. Utilities usually pass on those costs to customers

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Our Views Job losses show need for action

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he news that another company was closing its operations in Rutherford County is painful indeed. We had gone a good while without having something like this happen. The loss of another 200 jobs is going to hurt. The county’s jobless rate is already one of the highest in the state, and this will just make it worse. A lot of people are putting their efforts into trying to find ways to spur business and create jobs in the county. Those efforts, one hopes, will eventually yield fruit. The announcement of this latest plant closing just shows how critical it is that Rutherford County leaders do everything in their power to try to help steer these business and industry recruiting efforts to success. We have a lot to do.

Our readers’ views Says writer mistaken to criticize board chair To the editor: It is evident that Joan Murray wishes, for all the achieving REaCH graduates, the lifetime experience of learning of the Hawaii that she was so privileged to experience during her Coast Guard tour there. The Navy sent me in other directions but we graduates, then, would have enjoyed any sort of such a trip. While R-S Central seniors traditionally went to our nation’s capital, our Cool Springs graduates never even had a “Day” until donations were later given, for a few times, for seniors to go to visit Kings Mountain Battleground. Let us not be hasty to presume aspects that were not part of what was presented to those of us who attended the meeting and are not relative to the Board’s correct decision to evaluate this trip for which their carefully considered endorsement is both necessary and welcomed. Dr. Bennett is very aware of Hawaii’s statehood. Nevertheless, the Board needs time to best prepare for a trip that exceeds others in many aspects. It will be specifically incumbent on the Board to do everything possible to guard us and our youth from both additional outside possibilities as well as their own unfamiliarity-bred spur-of-the-moment acts by

either we supporters or the honorees themselves. Keith Price Forest City

Says state laws cause support problems To the editor: In response to Betty’s King’s letter, anyone discouraged with the child support system must look beyond the courtroom when placing blame. One must understand that the North Carolina General Statutes enacted by our lawmakers guide how the attorneys, DSS, judges, court staff, the sheriff’s office, etc. must take action. I agree, the system isn’t fair and children have to suffer. However, for those who want to critique the system you must be willing to lay responsibility equally upon all the players of the ball game. Might I suggest that you start talking to your N.C. House and Senate representatives if you want to see change. Kimberly Mullinax Ellenboro

Says county is safer because of Bill Wells To the editor: Our county is safer because of Bill Wells. Even though Chief Wells has moved from this life, his legacy lives on. He was chief during a time when the fire service moved from volunteers to certified firefighters. Chief Wells was a big supporter of this movement.

Jim Hall who followed him as Fire Chief trained the first set of instructors to certify firefighters. Debbie Hollifield’s leadership at Isothermal Community College was instrumental in extending firefighter training throughout the county. We are indebted to these folks for the safety we enjoy today with our professional firefighters. Fred Bayley Rutherfordton

Says Pool, Davis are great district judges To the editor: If it is not broken, then don’t fix it. Judge Randy Pool and Judge Tommy Davis are credits to the bench. Their work in truancy has helped to keep kids in school and parents out of jail for failure to comply with sending their children to school. Under their leadership the habit of continuing cases without a just cause has drastically decreased, resulting in saving taxpayer’s money and providing swift justice. Judge Pool and Judge Davis are brilliant scholars of the Law. They are men of honor and valor. We have two chances to preserve integrity in our District Court. Vote to re-elect Judge Pool and Judge Davis. These races are non-partisan so remember to vote for Judge Pool and Judge Davis. Don’t be fooled by pretenders. Keep the real thing. William Poteat Marion

Do we need to change unemployment system? There are almost 15 million unemployed workers in the country, double the number since the recession began in late 2007. There are over 450,000 unemployed workers in North Carolina, also twice the number since the start of the recession. A big question is, how should these unemployed workers be helped? Many economists say the answer not only impacts the unemployed but may also help determine how fast unemployment falls and the competitiveness of our future economy. Wow! When I was a youngster in the 1950s, my father — who worked as a carpenter in the construction industry — would be periodically unemployed. His stretches of joblessness would generally last a week or two — normally no more than a month — and his unemployment was often related to bad weather. In the Midwest, where I grew up, snow storms in the winter and heavy rain in the spring would bring construction to a halt for short periods of time. During his weeks of idleness, my father would collect unemployment benefits.

You Decide Dr. Mike Walden

The money wasn’t lavish, but it was enough to get my father’s family through the lean times until the weather cleared and he could go back to work. Unemployment benefits — also called unemployment compensation — is still the main way we help the unemployed today. Begun in the 1930s, the system was established as a type of insurance program where employers (but implicitly, employees) contributed money to a central fund. The fund was then used to make payments to those unlucky enough to become unemployed. This system works well as long as two conditions are present — the periods of unemployment are short and temporary and there’s relative stability in the economy in terms of the types of skills and occupations needed from the workforce.

Actually, the two conditions are related. If there are big shifts in the types of available jobs, then there’s likely to be longer periods of unemployment until workers get retrained. But this is exactly why some economists say the current unemployment compensation system isn’t working today. Several factors — among them technological advances and international outsourcing — have combined to reshape businesses’ labor needs during the last three decades. Many office, administrative and sales jobs have been replaced by technology (mainly computers), and factory jobs and even skilled crafts occupations have seen their numbers decline as a result of foreign competitors and modern machinery and equipment. Consequently, unemployment is becoming chronic rather than temporary for an increasing number of workers. Today, almost half of the unemployed workers have been without a job for six months or more. This has strained the unemployment compensation systems of many states and caused

the federal government to kick in money to extend the number of weeks that unemployed workers can collect benefits. Critics say this is just putting a bandage on the situation, and what is needed is real surgery. They say now is the time to dramatically change how unemployed workers are helped while at the same time improving the match between the skills of the unemployed and the skills needed by employers. How could this be accomplished? It could be done by converting the system of weekly unemployment checks to one large up-front check provided to a worker when he first becomes unemployed. This lump sum amount could be in the thousands, or perhaps, tens of thousands of dollars. The unemployed worker would be required to use the funds for living expenses, but in addition, for skill retraining or relocation to regions where jobs are more plentiful. In this way the unemployment compensation system would motivate jobless workers to arm themselves

with the training needed by today’s businesses and also to move to where the jobs are located, thereby — one hopes — reducing the unemployment rate faster than under the current system. Of course, this won’t work for everyone, raising the question of what to do for people who spend their lump-sum unemployment check and still can’t find a job. There’s also the practical fact of the government needing to come up with a large amount of money at a single point in time rather than spreading those payments over several weeks. But the current system appears to be out of date given the new realities of the labor market. Maybe it is time to go to plan B. You decide if the lump sum system, or something else, could move our unemployment problem off square one! Dr. Walden is a William Neal Reynolds Professor and North Carolina Cooperative Extension economist in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics of N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.


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Shirley Reed

Paul Stallings

Shirley C. Reed, 77, of Charlotte, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at her residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Harrelson Funeral Home

Paul A. Stallings Sr., 84, of Rutherfordton, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at Oak Grove Health Care Center in Rutherfordton. A native of Rutherford County, he was a member of the Gilkey Church of God and enjoyed listening to and singing gospel music. He was the son of the late June Stallings and the late Sarah Bates Stallings and the widower of the late Frances Allen Stallings. Survivors include a daughter, Pat Lineberger of Mount Holly; a son, Paul A. Stallings Jr. of Shelby; a stepdaughter, Annette Jackson of Rutherfordton; a special friend, Doris Callahan of Rutherfordton; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Gilkey Church of God Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday at McMahan’s Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Lois Johnson Lois G. Johnson, 83, of Rutherfordton, died Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, at Rutherford Hospital. A native of Rutherford County, she was a daughter of the late Ivey Lewis and Lennie Jane Hall Johnson. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Rutherfordton and a retired nurse anesthetist. Survivors include her brother, David Johnson of Forest City; a sister, Irene Johnson Hopper of Rutherfordton; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Kistler’s Chapel with the Revs. Ned Owens and LaNell Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601. Online condolences: www. crowemortuary.com

Gary Pruitt Gary Lee Pruitt, 60, of 234 Keeter Road, Rutherfordton, died Thursday, Spet. 16, 2010, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. A native of Iredell County, he was a son of the late Robert Lee and Elsie Holcombe Pruitt. He was a maintenance supervisor for Allen Properties in Shelby and was of the Baptist faith. He was also a U.S. Army veteran who served during the Vietnam War. Survivors include his wife, Peggy Greenlee Pruitt; and a sister, Marty Hastings of Cleveland. A celebration of life service will be held Sunday at 5 p.m. in the A.C. McKinney Memorial Chapel at McKinney-Landreth Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences: www.mckinneylandrethfuneralhome.com

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Dorothy Conner Dorothy Fay Conner, 63, of Antler Trail, Union Mills, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at Hospice House in Forest City. A native of Buncombe County, she was a waitress and homemaker. She was the daughter of the late James Rice Sr. and the late Lucy Mae Rice. Survivors include her husband, James Conner of the home; two stepdaughters, Carrie Tilley and Patricia Lovelace, both of Forest City; four brothers, Joe Rice of Leicester, Billy Rice of Weaverville, and Terry Rice and Everette Rice, both of Mountain City, Tenn.; three step grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Grace Tabernacle Church Cemetery with the Rev. Terry Honeycutt officiating. The body will be available for viewing Friday from noon to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at McMahan’s Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Online condolences: www.mcmahansfuneralhome.com

Eddie Godfrey Edward “Eddie” Von

Godfrey, 54, of 166 Deer Ridge Drive, Union Mills, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, at his residence.

Sheriff’s Reports

n The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department responded to 160 E-911 calls Wednesday. A native of Rutherford n Lucino Flores reported County, he was a son of Elsie the theft of a yellow safety McClellan Godfrey of Forest harness. City and the late Willie C. n Aaron Pedro Simmons Godfrey. reported the theft of a weed cutter. He was a self-employed n The theft of aluminum painting contractor. scaffold walk boards from a In addition to his mother, construction site was reporthe is survived by a daughter, ed by Atchley Construction, Reanna Godfrey of Forest 228 Callahan Koon Road, City; one brother, Monty Spindale. Godfrey of Forest City; and n A breaking and entering three sisters, Patricia Smith was reported by Mountain and Wendy Dominguez, both Laurel Women’s Health of Forest City, and Kimberly Care, 218 Doggett Road, Hawkins of Caroleen. Forest City. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Padgett & King Funeral Rutherfordton Chapel. Visitation will be n The Rutherfordton Police held one hour prior to the Department responded to 32 service at the funeral home. E-911 calls Wednesday. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043. The Padgett & King Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

n The Spindale Police Department responded to 26 E-911 calls Wednesday.

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James Twitty

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James H. “Tweetie Bird” Twitty, 78, of Forest City died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010.

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Republican establishment and the tea party movement splattered onto the national stage when Christine O’Donnell beat Rep. Mike Castle in Delaware’s Senate primary. The chairman told about 100 party activists in Raleigh he had spoken

n The Forest City Police Department responded to 62 E-911 calls Wednesday. n An employee of Ingles, He was employed at on South Church Street, Rutherford Hospital and was reported a larceny. (See a supervisor at General Fire arrest of Jackson.) Proofing, where he retired. As a retiree, he worked at Mobil Environment Sanitary Arrests n Adam Scott Carroll, 31, Service as a supervisor. of Mill View Street, Forest He was a member of Green City; arrested on warrants Creek Missionary Baptist for obtaining property by Church and sang with The false pretenses, breaking Northland Troubadours and and entering, and larceny New Bethel All-Male Choir. after breaking and entering; released on a $20,000 unseSurvivors include four cured bond. (FCPD) sons, Paul Cunningham n Larry Carson Jackson, of Hendersonville, Jimmy 53, of West Main Street, Twitty of the home, Keith Forest City; charged with Ervin of Shelby and Tyrone larceny; released on a $500 Ervin of Kabul, Afghanistan; unsecured bond. (FCPD) a daughter, Carl O’Fair of n Gia Marie Green, 31, of Boiling Springs, S.C.; a sis22207 Aqua Drive; charged ter, Martha Ragland of with simple possession Philadelphia; 14 grandchilof schedule VI controlled dren. substances; placed under a $25,000 secured bond. Funeral services will be (RCSD) held Saturday at 3 p.m. at n Shane Lee McSwain, the Green Creek Missionary 35, of 108 Bradley Road; Baptist Church with the charged with two counts Revs. Arnie Twitty Sr. and of breaking and/or enterLeroy Staley officiating. ing and breaking/ entering and larceny; placed under Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Thompson’s Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Wanda Melton Clark Mrs. Wanda Melton Clark, 51, of Chattanooga, TN, and formerly of Forest City, died Tuesday at her home. She was preceded in death by her infant daughter Jennifer Nicole Clark. She is survived by her husband, John Clark; one son, Jeremy Jones and his fiancee Kelly Chandler of Chattanooga; one daughter, Ashley Baker and her husband Adam of Australia; her parents, David and Thelma Melton of Bostic; a brother, Gary Melton and his wife Lisa, of Bostic; a sister, Sherrie Bailey and her husband Michael, of Bostic; her nieces and nephews, Stacy, Madison, Alexis, and Hunter Chapman, Amy Warlick and Ryan Bailey. A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 PM Monday, September 20, 2010 at Washburn & Dorsey Funeral Home. Rev. Frank Hoyle will officiate. The family will receive friends from 3:00 until 4:00 Monday at the funeral home prior to the service. At other times the family gather at the home of David and Thelma Melton. Friends may sign the online guest book: www.washburndorsey.com Paid obit.

with O’Donnell and said the national party would provide her resources for the November election.

Lena Mae Kivett White Mrs. Lena Mae Kivett White, 80, passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at Randolph Hospital, Asheboro. A visitation will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 18, at the home of Mark and Cindy Stinson, 1405 Sunset Drive, Asheboro, NC. Mrs. White was born on July 8, 1930 in Randolph County. She retired as a meat packer for IMASCO-Hardees. Lena attended Concord Baptist Church. She was a resident of Asheboro Health and Rehabilitation in the Alzheimer Unit. She was preceded in death by husband, Perry A. White, Sr.; parents, Larkin and Laura Kivett of Liberty, daughter, Diane White Stinson; sisters, Mary Smith Richardson, Hazel Windsor; brothers, Rev. Jim Kivett, Marvin Kivett, Richard Kivett. Survivors include daughter, Susan White Hill, husband Rodney (Ron) Hill and family; son, Perry A. White, Jr., wife Annette White and family; nine grandchildren; twenty one greatgrandchildren; three great-great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Asheboro, PO Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204. Forbis & Dick, Pleasant Garden Chapel is assisting the White family. Offer online condolences at www.forbisanddick.com Paid obit.

Citations n Steven Paul Sander, 20, of Cherry Mountain Street, Forest City; cited for underage possession of a malt beverage; released on a written promise to appear. (FCPD)

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National GOP head talks unity in Raleigh RALEIGH (AP) — Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele says GOP voters work out their differences in public and this week’s upset in the Delaware Senate primary doesn’t mean there’s a rift within the party. Steele made the comments Thursday as he visited North Carolina on a bus tour designed to boost prospects for Republican congressional candidates. Steele’s visit came two days after fractures between the

a $25,000 secured bond. (RCSD) n Floyd Daniel Burns, 27, of 935 Bear Poplar Road; charged with maintain place for controlled substance; placed under a $10,000 secured bond. (RCSD) n Elizabeth Sharon Goode, 16, of 344 S. Pea Ridge Road; charged with assault and battery; released on a written promise to appear. (RCSD) n Teresa Kay Wood, 47, of 119 Oak Ridge Drive; charged with four counts of simple possession of schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia; placed under a $6,000 secured bond. (RCSD) n Randy Gene Dixon, 54, of 1060 Old Ballpark Road; fugitive; placed under a $15,000 secured bond. (SPD)

Paul A. Stallings, Sr Paul A. Stallings, Sr., age 84, of Rutherfordton, NC, died Wednesday, September 15, 2010, at Oak Grove Health Care Center in Rutherfordton, NC. He was a member of the Gilkey Church of God and enjoyed listening to and singing gospel music. A native of Rutherford County, he was the son of the late June Stallings and the late Sarah Bates Stallings and the widower of the late Frances Allen Stallings. He was preceded in death by a sister Hazel Greene. He is survived by, one daughter, Pat Lineberger of Mt. Holly, NC; one son, Paul A. Stallings, Jr., and wife, Vickie of Shelby, NC; one step-daughter, Annette Jackson of Rutherfordton, NC; a Special Friend, Doris Callahan of Rutherfordton, NC; five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by McMahan's Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Rutherfordton where the family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM, Friday, September 17, 2010. A Graveside service will be held at Gilkey Church of God Cemetery at 3:00 PM, Friday, September 17, 2010. Interment will be at Gilkey Church of God Cemetery, Rutherfordton, NC. Online condolences may be left at : www.mcmahansfuneralhome.com

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Lois Grace Johnson Came to earth January 15, 1927 Clothed in glory September 13, 2010

Lois Grace Johnson was a native of Rutherford County, born to the late Ivey Lewis Johnson and Lennie Jane (Hall) Johnson. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Rutherfordton. Her education and career began with graduation from Harris High School in 1944. Prior to graduation, she was recruited by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was employed in Washington, D.C. during the mid-to-late 40’s. Yearning to be closer to home and family, she returned to Rutherford County and began pursuing a career in nursing. She entered the Rutherford Hospital School of Nursing in 1950 and graduated in 1953 with a degree as a Registered Nurse. Her adventurous spirit then took her to the Pediatric Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. Wanting to further her education, she later entered the University of Alabama School of Anesthesia in Birmingham. Upon graduating, she returned to Rutherford Hospital for the remainder of her career as a CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist). Lois will be remembered as a gracious lady with a bold but sweet spirit, a quiet strength, and an unwavering faith in God. Friends and family will cherish memories of her love of music and travel, her ability to see and appreciate the beauty in the things around her, and her unselfish love for family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Vernia Mae (Johnson) Gaultney, Beulah (Johnson) Culbreth, Louise Johnson and Juanita (Johnson) Davis; and three brothers, Ernest, Silas and Paul Johnson. Survivors include one brother David Johnson of Forest City; one sister Irene (Johnson) Hopper of Rutherfordton; one sister-inlaw Shirley (Brown) Johnson of Rutherfordton and many very special nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Saturday September 18, 2010 from 10 AM until 11 AM at Kistler’s Chapel United Methodist Church 3060 Poors Ford Road Rutherfordton, NC 28139. A celebration of life will follow at 11 AM at Kistler’s Chapel with Rev. Ned B. Owens and Rev. LaNell Johnson officiating. A private interment will be held at Sunset Memorial Park, Oakland Road Forest City, NC The family will be at the home of her niece, Shelby Cochran, 3240 Poors Ford Road, Rutherfordton, NC 28139. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215 Online condolences may be made at: www.crowemortuary.com Crowe’s Mortuary is assisting the family of Lois Johnson. Paid obit.


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Ongoing Foothills Harvest Ministry: Halfoff almost everything in the store. Chase Corner Ministries: Declining bag sale beginning Sept. 20 with $5 per bag; ends Thursday with bring your own bag. Store closed Friday to restock for fall. Storewide closing sale: Shepherd’s Care Thrift Store will close Sept. 30. Washburn Community Outreach Center: Porch bag sale for $5, all wearable inside store half-price; hours Thursday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; contact the center regarding the GED program offered by ICC at 245-5603.

Friday, Sept. 17 Widow/Widower’s Lunch Bunch meeting: Third Friday of each month at the Carolina Event and Conference Center, 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.; for anyone in the community who has lost a spouse. Cost for lunch is $5. Participants must register in order to reserve lunch. Sponsored by Hospice of Rutherford County.

Saturday, Sept. 18 Rutherford County Republican party: Community barbecue at Crestview Park with candidates and constituents. Tickets can be picked up at Republican Party headquarters on Main Street in Rutherfordton.

Sunday, Sept. 19 Second annual Apple Butter Festival: Starts at 4 p.m. at Grace Acres (Six Points - Take U.S. 74 to Exit 189 and follow signs). For sale, apple butter and sandwiches. Live music to be presented by the Grassabillies and the Holloway Sisters and the Outta the Blue Band. A love offering will be taken. For more information or to donate online, visit www. TheGraceOfGodRescueMission. com.

Monday, Sept. 20 Used book sale: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Rutherford County Library; movies, cassettes, paperbacks, fiction and non-fiction books (excluding children’s books and cookbooks) will be sold all-you-can-fit-in-abag for $1; bags will be provided. Selections will vary each day of the sale as new books will be coming in.

Tuesday, Sept. 21 Free screening to detect early dementia: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Luke’s Hospital Medical Park; please call 828-894-2408 to make an appointment. Used book sale: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Rutherford County Library; movies, cassettes, paperbacks, fiction and non-fiction books (excluding children’s books and cookbooks) will be sold all-you-can-fit-in-abag for $1; bags will be provided. Selections will vary each day of the sale as new books will be coming in. Preschool story time: 10 a.m., Rutherford County Library Main Branch; for ages 2 to 5; free. Preschool story time: 10 a.m., Spindale Library; every Tuesday; for information, call 286-3879. PWA meeting: Noon, M Squared, Spindale; Professional Women’s Association meets at noon the third Tuesday of each month; lunch is dutch treat; speaker this month is Lorie Horne with Rutherford County Department of Social Services Child Protective Services; for information, call Margi Miller at 287-5928 or 301-938-9966 or Nikki Carpenter, 286-7062. Candidate’s “Meet and Greet” Event: 6 to 9 p.m., Leitner Auditorium on the campus of Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy in Henrietta; candidates will be given questions to answer in two minutes; organized by Rutherford and Cleveland Counties 4-H.

must first organize, but how is that accomplished? A community must then define the purpose of that organization. How the group organizes will depend on the community, Mitchell said. “It’s going to depend on folks like you to get the job done.” She referenced her work in Ashe County, which has three incorporated municipalities, Jefferson, Lansing and West Jefferson. The county is in the northwest corner of the state, bordered by Tennessee and Virginia. About 24,000 people live in Ashe, whose major employers include rubber and ambulance manufacturers, United Chemi-Con and G.E. Aviation, which recently acquired Smiths Aerospace and operates a facility in West Jefferson. “I’m going to do everything in my power ... to make sure industry doesn’t go away,” she said. Mitchell talked about four empty buildings, some 250,000 square feet, in Ashe that she wants to fill with people and equipment. Someone proposed a flea market but, she said, that would create few jobs. “I want hightech manufacturing in that building; that I can tax.” For decades North Carolina has prospered because of tobacco, furniture and textiles. Now many counties and regions in the state are simply trying to survive. Rutherford

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in a breaking and entering in that county. A home had been entered, the phone lines were cut and an attempt was made to take a flat-screen television. But witnesses saw the theft in progress, and Polk County chased the car to Bright’s Creek, where the suspect ran from the vehicle and eluded capture. The suspect apparently then took another car, from a Bright’s Creek development, along with a flat-screen TV. That stolen vehicle was found abandoned in Hendersonville.

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charged with three felony counts of government computer access and common law forgery; Bradley also of Bostic, manager of the agency, was charged with one felony count

Wednesday, Sept. 22 Used book sale: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Rutherford County Library; movies, cassettes, paperbacks, fiction and non-fiction books (excluding children’s books and cookbooks) will be sold all-you-can-fit-in-abag for $1; bags will be provided. Selections will vary each day of the sale as new books will be coming in. Preschool story time: 11 a.m., Rutherford County Library Haynes Branch; for ages 2 to 5; free.

ticularly when dealing in other political jurisdictions or groups of people with whom you may not be familiar. Avoid stepping on toes, and think about community development going hand in hand with economic development. It will take different groups with different interests, but that’s OK. Respect each other, listen to each other and go about your work, she said. “At the end of a period of time you have bettered your community in some way.” The Roundtable continues to collect suggestions and seek guidance. So far, the Roundtable has sought advice from similarly driven people and groups in an effort to discuss best practices and to cull ideas for economic development. A special meeting, “Recovery Funding and Broadband Expansion,” with Hunter Goosman, is scheduled Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Norris Briggs Conference Room at Rutherford Hospital. Goosman is general manager for ERC Broadband and an adviser to the N.C. Research and Education Network. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Roundtable is Oct. 20 at 1:30 p.m. Patrick Woodie of the N.C. Rural Center will address “The Building Blocks of Economic Development and the N.C. Rural Center.” The Roundtable meetings, held in the County Office Building, are free and open to the public.

Then the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office got a report that a home in that county had been entered, and a Mazda Millenia was taken Jan. 28. That car was found on Kirby Road. It had been set on fire. About 8 p.m. Jan. 28, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office called Rutherford County to say that Watts had turned himself in at their department. Two RCSO detectives interviewed Watts the next day, and he allegedly confessed to break-ins on Piney Creek Road, Laurel Lakes Parkway and Trillium Lane. According to information from the RCSO, Watts took the Gator and other items at the home on Piney Creek

Road and drove the Gator to Trillium Lane, where he left the vehicle in the woods above a residence. He then entered the home and stole items, including a flat-screen TV, which he loaded into the Mazda Miata that was in the garage with the keys in the console. The officers also say that Watts admitted to taking items, including a flat-screen TV, from a Laurel Lakes Parkway residence. Watts also allegedly said he took the vehicle in Hendersonville, drove it back to Rutherford County, gave it to someone, and heard that it had been set on fire.

of notary fraud. Kiser, 47, of 1847 Oakland Road in Forest City, is facing four felony counts of government computer access and common law forgery, two counts of common law forgery, and two counts of felony accessing government. Brookshire, also of 1847 Oakland Road, is charged with three felony counts of government computer

access and common law forgery. Pruett of Forest City, a former employee, was charged in July with one felony count of common law forgery. He was released on a written promise to appear. The suspects are accused of entering false information into the DMV database and forging doctors’ signatures to issue handicap placards.

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Pic of S.C. leader, black re-enactors spurs flap CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — NAACP leaders said Thursday a photo of a South Carolina Senate leader in a Confederate uniform posing with blacks in costumes reminiscent of slavery is another blow against the state. “This is just another blight,” said Dot Scott, the president of the Charleston branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. “The big picture is how little progress we have made in being human beings in this state,” said Lonnie Randolph, the president of the civil rights organization in the state. But Senate President Pro Tempore Glenn McConnell and one of those he posed with say the photo simply shows parts of the state’s culture. During a meeting of the South Carolina Federation of Republican Woman in Charleston last week,

McConnell posed with two members of a black Gullah-Geechee cultural group in period costumes. One wore suspenders and a floppy wide-brim hat and carried a washboard. The other wore a plain green dress, an apron and a head scarf. Gullah in the Carolinas and Geechee in Georgia and Florida are part of the sea island culture of slave descendants along the Southeast coast. McConnell, a white Civil War reenactor and enthusiast told newspaper reporters in Columbia and Charleston the photo shows how far race relations have come in the state. “Tell me what is offensive about having the differing parts of the culture there?” McConnell asked earlier. “This picture says, if anything, how we cross cultural lines.” He did not immediately return several phone messages from The Associated Press.

The picture caused an uproar when it started showing up on Web sites this week, following months of unflattering publicity the state has endured from other incidents involving politicians. McConnell said the Republican event was conducted last week in a respectful, historical context. Sharon Murray, who with her husband Frank has been working for the preservation of Gullah culture for two decades, said she was invited to the meeting to represent one of the cultures of South Carolina. McConnell also attended in uniform. “The clothing we wear is 1860s skilled artisans wear,” Murray said. “We have never said that we are trying to re-enact slave characters because we are not. That evening it was to introduce the Gullah culture.” Scott said Murray has her history wrong.

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County has the second highest rate of unemployment in the state, and on Wednesday learned that it will lose 200 jobs as Regtrol phases out its manufacturing operations in Spindale. Examine your capacity, she said. What are your assets, what do you do well and what do you need? She referred to a book — Small Towns/ Big Ideas” — published by the N.C. Rural Center and the School of Government, which was researched and compiled by Will Lambe. Don’t look for details in the work. Rather, she said, think about the process. Does your town include recreation opportunities, and is it a good place to retire? Is there a historic downtown or other cultural assets. Are you close to a college campus or an interstate? Should you first tackle issues of leadership, or human resources, or finances? “There is no right answer, but it allows you to go through that process, to pick out a community’s needs and its strengths.” Understand your infrastructure, which involves more than roads and utilities. What’s your intellectual capacity? Are you making the most of broadband and fiber-optic technology? She talked about an Ashe task force, made entirely of volunteers with representatives from throughout the community, including those from schools and industry. Education and schools are key to ensuring a ready labor force, Mitchell said. Be politically astute, she said. Know how to handle yourself in public, par-

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Nation Today Abduction of woman, 78, unnerves village

SHEFFIELD, Vt. (AP) — After moving to northern Vermont, Pat O’Hagan immersed herself in crafts, kayaking, and volunteering at a local food bank and the historical society. The 78-year-old widow, who lives alone, was so hardy she would go camping by herself, sleeping in a tent. So when she missed out on a rughooking meeting Saturday — no one was home when a friend came to pick her up — it was out of character. Investigators believe she was probably abducted Friday night, and the FBI and State Police are scouring fields, barns and woods in and around Sheffield. Shaken, people in the sleepy hamlet have taken the unusual step of locking houses and cars, fearing a criminal is on the loose. O’Hagan’s family, meanwhile, is pleading for anyone with information to come forward. State Police asked the FBI for help and have offered a $5,000 reward. Authorities aren’t saying who they think might have abducted O’Hagan, originally from Chelmsford, Mass., or why. But they say there’s no reason to believe she just wandered off.

Foreclosure rate up 25 percent on the year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lenders took back more homes in August than in any month since the start of

the U.S. mortgage crisis. The increase in home repossessions came even as the number of properties entering the foreclosure process slowed for the seventh month in a row, foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac Inc. said Thursday. In all, banks repossessed 95,364 properties last month, up 3 percent from July and an increase of 25 percent from August 2009, RealtyTrac said. August makes the ninth month in a row that the pace of homes lost to foreclosure has increased on an annual basis. The previous high was in May.

Man beats would-be robber with mop SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A would-be robber made a clean getaway from a Spartanburg home, but only after the owner beat him with a Swiffer WetJet mop. Spartanburg County sheriff’s deputies say 71-year-old Phillip Graham called around 9 p.m. Wednesday after an intruder dressed in all black and wearing a ski mask came into the kitchen of his Spartanburg home as he was cleaning. Graham told deputies the man ordered him to the ground and he thought the man had a gun. So Graham started attacking the intruder with the nearest thing at hand — a Swiffer WetJet mop. Investigators say the intruder ran away without taking anything and Graham was not injured.

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A police vehicle arrives at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where a shooting was reported Thursday. Baltimore police set up a tactical operation to deal with a gunman who is holed up on the eighth floor of Johns Hopkins hospital after shooting a doctor.

Man shoots doctor, then kills mother, self BALTIMORE (AP) — A man who became distraught as he was being briefed on his mother’s condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital pulled a gun and shot the doctor Thursday, then killed his mother and himself in her room at the world-famous medical center, police said. Baltimore police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III said the doctor had been talking to the 50-year-old man just after 11 a.m. when he “became emotionally distraught and reacted ... and was overwhelmed by the news of his mother’s condition.” The man was initially identified as Warren Davis, but police later said that was an alias. His real name was Paul Warren Pardus of Arlington, Va. Bealefeld said he did not know what the woman was being treated for at the world-class facility, known for its cancer research and treatment. Pardus then pulled a semiautomatic handgun from his waistband shot the doctor once in the abdomen, the commissioner said. The doctor collapsed outside room 873 of the Nelson building, where Pardus’ mother, Jean Davis, was being treated. Pardus then holed up inside his mother’s room for more than two

hours during a standoff with authorities. When officers made their way to the eighth-floor room, they found Pardus dead on the floor and his mother dead in her hospital bed. Two Hopkins employees said the physician who was wounded is Dr. David B. Cohen, an assistant professor and orthopedic surgeon. The employees asked to remain anonymous because they are not authorized to discuss the matter. Police said the doctor underwent surgery and was expected to survive. Michelle Burrell, who works in a coffee shop in the hospital lobby, said she was told by employees who were on the floor where the doctor was shot that the gunman was angry with the doctor’s treatment of his mother. “It’s crazy,” she said. Hannah Murtaugh, 25, a first-year nursing student at the facility’s nursing school, said her physiology class was put on lockdown. With more than 30,000 employees, Johns Hopkins Medicine is among Maryland’s largest private employers and the largest in Baltimore. The hospital has more than 1,000 beds and more than 1,700 full-time doctors.

Senate passes small business credit measure WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed long-delayed legislation Thursday designed to open up credit to small businesses and award them with other incentives to expand and hire new workers. Democrats won a 61-38 vote to pass the legislation, joined by two Republicans. The measure would establish a $30 billion government fund to help open up lending for credit-starved small businesses, cut their taxes and boost Small Business Administration loan programs. The tally gives President Barack Obama and his besieged Democratic allies in Congress a much-sought — but relatively modest — political victory with less than seven weeks to go before Election Day. Obama said Thursday that the bill will help millions of small business owners across the country grow and hire. “These tax breaks and loans are going to help create jobs in the short term,” he said. The new loan fund would be available to community banks to encourage lending to small businesses. Supporters say banks should be able to use the fund to leverage up to $300 billion in loans. The loan fund is opposed, however, by most Republicans, who liken it to

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Business/finance

THE MARKET IN REVIEW

STOCK EXCHANGE HIGHLIGHTS

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NYSE

7,169.48 -10.31

GAINERS ($2 OR MORE)

Name Last CelluTiss n 11.87 FtBcp pfE 5.81 FtBcp pfD 5.79 FtBcp pfA 5.90 FtBcp pfB 5.98 FtBcp pfC 5.75 Fabrinet n 16.17 FordM wt 4.50 ChCBlood n 5.09 ChinaDEd 5.01

Chg +3.94 +.79 +.71 +.70 +.68 +.60 +1.54 +.41 +.38 +.37

%Chg +49.7 +15.7 +14.0 +13.5 +12.8 +11.7 +10.5 +10.0 +8.1 +8.0

LOSERS ($2 OR MORE)

Name Last WilmCS 2.43 KV PhmA 2.15 AEqInvLf 10.00 SunriseSen 3.48 HelixEn 10.09 JHardie 25.98 MI Homes 10.33 MacGry 11.16 BldBear 5.84 SFN Grp 5.96

Chg %Chg -.29 -10.7 -.20 -8.5 -.87 -8.0 -.27 -7.2 -.75 -6.9 -1.91 -6.8 -.72 -6.5 -.78 -6.5 -.40 -6.4 -.39 -6.1

MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE) Name Vol (00) Last Chg Citigrp 3196750 3.97 +.05 S&P500ETF1776482113.05 -.03 FordM 1355311 12.44 +.57 BkofAm 1168171 13.55 -.16 SPDR Fncl 496474 14.72 -.05 iShR2K 496156 64.94 -.42 GenElec 464781 16.23 +.01 Pfizer 383564 17.17 -.11 SprintNex 379319 4.47 -.11 US NGsFd 364962 6.75 +.07 Advanced Declined Unchanged Total issues New Highs New Lows Volume

DIARY

1,269 1,744 129 3,142 151 11 3,476,753,094

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1,987.14 -3.24

GAINERS ($2 OR MORE)

Name Last Augusta g 3.40 GoldenMin 12.90 CAMAC n 2.35 AoxingP rs 2.40 PolyMet g 2.03 DGSE 3.52 NHltcr pfA 14.10 MAG Slv g 8.18 HKN 3.40 SCEd pfC 21.00

Chg %Chg +.32 +10.4 +1.00 +8.4 +.17 +7.8 +.17 +7.6 +.14 +7.4 +.20 +6.0 +.80 +6.0 +.45 +5.8 +.18 +5.6 +1.02 +5.1

LOSERS ($2 OR MORE)

Name Last StreamGSv 3.50 NewEnSys 5.15 LGL Grp 20.31 Geokinetics 6.38 ChinaPhH n 2.16 Bcp NJ 12.64 BlkVAMB 18.35 Aerosonic 2.77 AlldDefen 2.26 PionDrill 5.89

Chg %Chg -.45 -11.4 -.51 -9.0 -1.79 -8.1 -.42 -6.2 -.12 -5.3 -.61 -4.6 -.85 -4.4 -.12 -4.2 -.10 -4.2 -.26 -4.2

MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE) Name Vol (00) Last Chg GoldStr g 38210 5.19 +.15 NovaGld g 36282 8.82 +.26 NwGold g 35759 5.96 -.06 KodiakO g 35088 3.05 +.05 US Gold 26091 5.39 +.22 NthgtM g 25615 3.45 +.08 Augusta g 24732 3.40 +.32 GrtBasG g 19846 2.49 +.04 Taseko 17813 4.38 -.06 PolyMet g 17033 2.03 +.14 DIARY

Advanced Declined Unchanged Total issues New Highs New Lows Volume

226 252 36 514 18 3 86,566,778

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NASDAQ 2,303.25 +1.93

GAINERS ($2 OR MORE)

Name Last DARA rsh 3.14 Orexigen 6.77 OccamNet 7.19 Primoris un 8.22 CarverBcp 3.75 Rdiff.cm 3.57 IBC Cap pf 12.49 EducMgt n 10.65 Fuqi Intl lf 7.07 AudCodes 3.55

Chg +.90 +1.87 +1.90 +1.82 +.68 +.55 +1.88 +1.47 +.93 +.41

%Chg +40.0 +38.2 +35.9 +28.4 +22.1 +18.2 +17.7 +16.0 +15.1 +13.1

LOSERS ($2 OR MORE)

Name Last CraftBrew 8.31 Cyclacel pf 3.50 Exceed wt 2.10 RGSolar 2.67 Power-One 8.72 MexRestr 2.03 Gentium 5.56 NtwkEq 2.95 USA Tc pf 7.27 HMN Fn 3.75

Chg -1.59 -.50 -.30 -.33 -.95 -.21 -.56 -.30 -.72 -.35

%Chg -16.1 -12.5 -12.5 -11.0 -9.8 -9.4 -9.2 -9.2 -9.0 -8.5

MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE)

Name Vol (00) Intel 675499 PwShs QQQ602255 SiriusXM 533280 Oracle 481934 Microsoft 437207 Cisco 428845 ActivsBliz 347755 HuntBnk 346402 Comcast 283172 Yahoo 264753

Advanced Declined Unchanged Total issues New Highs New Lows Volume

Last Chg 18.97 +.25 47.94 +.19 1.10 -.01 25.36 -.38 25.33 +.22 21.93 +.34 10.75 -.54 5.89 -.18 17.57 -.47 14.19 -.08

DIARY

971 1,630 133 2,734 73 29 1,779,018,133

DAILY DOW JONES

LOOKING FOR DIRECTION IN THIS 10,640 LET’S TALK. VOLATILE MARKET? Dow Jones industrials Close: 10,594.83 Change: 22.10 (0.2%)

10,420 10,200

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10 DAYS

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

9,430.08 3,546.48 346.95 6,355.83 1,689.19 2,024.27 1,010.91 651.78 10,543.89 553.30

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

10,400

Net Chg

10,594.83 4,429.08 390.92 7,169.48 1,987.14 2,303.25 1,124.66 778.58 11,792.59 647.81

+22.10 -45.09 -1.49 -10.31 -3.24 +1.93 -.41 -2.21 -11.87 -4.70

YTD %Chg %Chg

+.21 -1.01 -.38 -.14 -.16 +.08 -.04 -.28 -.10 -.72

+1.60 +8.04 -1.78 -.22 +8.89 +1.50 +.86 +7.14 +2.11 +3.58

12-mo %Chg

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Total Assets Obj ($Mlns) NAV

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

CI 141,885 LB 61,740 LG 57,889 IH 54,531 LG 50,996 WS 49,365 MA 47,650 LB 45,058 LB 44,398 LB 42,852 LV 36,729 FV 35,626 FB 35,326 CI 34,887 LV 34,596 CA 30,980 WS 28,903 CI 28,710 MA 28,597 LB 28,315 LB 28,219 CI 28,009 MA 27,705 LB 27,026 FB 25,240 LB 24,819 FB 24,209 LG 24,208 LV 15,194 LB 7,967 LB 3,816 GS 1,456 LV 1,065 SR 477 LG 161

0.0 +10.6/B +4.6 +7.6/A +4.0 +4.5/D +3.2 +6.7/B +6.1 +11.0/A +4.8 +3.4/D +3.0 +10.5/A +4.4 +7.4/B +4.4 +7.3/B +3.7 +5.4/C +4.2 +2.0/E +5.4 +3.3/A +5.1 +2.3/B 0.0 +10.3/B +3.5 +9.1/A +2.5 +13.4/A +4.9 +5.3/C 0.0 +10.1/C +2.9 +9.2/A +4.7 +7.7/A +4.3 +6.4/C -0.2 +10.1/C +2.1 +7.6/B +4.4 +7.4/B +5.3 +2.9/B +4.4 +7.4/B +5.5 +0.5/C +6.9 +12.1/A +3.6 +5.5/B +4.1 +4.8/D +4.5 +7.2/B -0.1 +2.3/D +5.3 +6.9/B +7.2 +26.6/B +6.5 +4.5/D

11.48 28.01 27.25 48.51 60.59 33.53 15.89 103.36 104.02 25.61 95.41 32.62 38.47 11.48 24.96 2.09 25.87 11.48 16.68 28.02 32.86 12.36 29.46 104.05 14.56 103.37 27.63 72.40 21.37 30.56 35.93 10.44 3.00 16.72 15.14

+8.0/A +0.6/B +1.1/B +3.6/C +3.5/A +4.3/A +3.1/B +0.2/C +0.1/C +0.7/B -2.0/D +3.9/A +5.4/A +7.8/A +0.1/B +4.0/B +4.6/A +7.5/A +2.5/B +0.7/B +2.6/A +3.6/E +4.4/A +0.2/C +3.6/B +0.3/C +1.4/C +4.2/A +0.5/B +1.9/A +0.5/B +4.9/B -1.7/D +2.3/B -0.2/D

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

New jobless claims lowest in two months Day laborers wait to be called for work outside of Labor Finders in Miami. Labor Finders is an industrial labor staffing company. First-time unemployment claims dropped for the third time in four weeks. Associated Press

Stocks mixed as rally loses steam

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks struggled to a mixed finish Thursday as a two-week rally lost momentum. News of a retrenchment by FedEx Corp. also discouraged buyers. Stocks have been rising for most of September, but on unusually weak volume as skepticism lingers about the economy. FedEx, an economic bellwether, darkened the mood with an announcement that it would eliminate 1,700 jobs in an effort to save its money-losing U.S. trucking business. Traders were becoming wary as the Standard & Poor’s S&P 500 index, the benchmark most used by professional investors, approached the high end of its recent trading range. Investors are often hesitant to push a major index outside of recently tested limits for fear that automated selling programs could kick in and send prices lower. Over the past few days the S&P has approached 1,131, a level it has not touched since June. Market analysts have long paid attention to technical trading levels such as these, but they are especially important now since electronic trading is

so prevalent. According to preliminary calculations, the Dow Jones industrial average rose 22.10, or 0.2 percent, to close at 10,594.83. The Dow has now risen in 10 of the last 12 days. Broader indexes were mixed. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 0.4, or 0.04 percent, to 1,124.66. The index is still up 7.2 percent for September, which is usually a weak month for stocks. The Nasdaq composite edged up 1.93, or 0.08 percent, to 2,303.25. About three stocks fell for every two that rose on the New York Stock Exchange, where volume was low at 900 million shares. Trading volume has been very low in recent weeks as many investors sit on the sidelines. That could leave the market vulnerable if sentiment suddenly worsens. The mixed day on Wall Street came despite some encouraging news on the economy. The Labor Department said first-time claims for unemployment benefits fell to a two-month low last week to 450,000. They’re still well below levels that suggest economic growth. “Bottom line, everybody is worried

the economy is in terrible shape,” said Dennis Paul, a senior portfolio manager at the Rosenau/Paul Group at Hightower Advisors. “But it’s not getting any worse.” A separate report Thursday indicated prices at the wholesale level rose more than expected last month, easing concerns about deflation, an economic malaise defined by falling prices. Relief over the reading in the Producer Price Index sent Treasury prices slightly lower and their yields higher. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note, which moves opposite its price, rose to 2.76 percent from 2.72 percent late Wednesday. Its yield is used to help set interest rates on mortgages and other consumer loans. “I’m not sure the deflation theory is completely debunked, but it’s pretty close,” said Jamie Cox, a managing director at Harris Financial Group. FedEx shares dropped $3.22, or 3.8 percent, to $82.72. Competitor UPS Inc.’s shares also fell following the report from Fed. UPS dropped 94 cents to $66.72.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of newly laid-off workers seeking unemployment benefits dropped slightly last week to its lowest level in two months, a sign that employers are cutting fewer jobs. The Labor Department said Thursday that new claims for jobless benefits fell by 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 450,000, the third decline in four weeks. Many economists had expected an increase. Claims have fallen by 11 percent in the past month, after jumping to 504,000 in the week ending Aug. 14. The decline indicates layoffs are easing, even as the pace of economic growth has slowed since earlier this year. The four-week average of new claims, which reduces volatility, fell sharply to 464,750, down 13,500 from the previous week. The report follows other data earlier this week that shows the economy is still growing, but at a slow pace. Reports on retail sales and industrial production both showed modest gains. Still, initial claims are still above levels that would signal widespread hiring. In a healthy economy, claims usually fall below 400,000. In a separate report, the Labor Department said wholesale prices climbed in August for the second straight month, as the cost of energy rose enough to offset a decline in food costs. Excluding volatile food and energy costs, the core index ticked up by only 0.1 percent last month. That suggests the weak economy is keeping inflation in check. Many analysts forecast that economic output will increase by less than 2 percent in the current quarter. That’s down from 3.7 percent in the January-to-March quarter.


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Inside Scoreboard . . . . . . . . . Page 2B Gridiron Great . . . . . Page 3B NFL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 4B

County teams come to end of non-conference n Cavaliers

and Hilltoppers try to climb above .500

Matt Moore practices, expected to start CHARLOTTE (AP) — Carolina Panthers quarterback Matt Moore is likely to start Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay after practicing for a second straight day following a concussion. Moore fully participated in Thursday’s workout after being listed as limited a day earlier. Coach John Fox says barring anything unforeseen, Moore will start against the Buccaneers in Carolina’s home opener. Moore was knocked out of Sunday’s loss to the New York Giants after taking two hits late in the fourth quarter. He finished with three interceptions and a lost fumble, but Fox has said Moore will continue to start ahead of rookie Jimmy Clausen if he’s healthy. Meanwhile, cornerback Chris Gamble was added to the injury report with an ankle injury.

Woman withdraws restraining order against Sharpe ATLANTA (AP) — A woman has withdrawn her petition for a temporary restraining order against former NFL player Shannon Sharpe. Sharpe was scheduled to appear in an Atlanta court Monday to address the woman’s allegations that he forced her to have sex with him, threatened her life and conducted surveillance of her. The Associated Press is not naming the woman because she says she was sexually assaulted. Fulton County court documents show that the petition was filed and granted last week and dismissed this week at the woman’s request. Sharpe had said he would step aside as a football analyst for CBS Sports until the matter was resolved. The ex-Denver Bronco and Baltimore Raven is under consideration for the NFL Hall of Fame.

Local Sports

FOOTBALL 7:30 p.m. Tuscola at R-S Central 7:30 p.m. Bessemer City at East Rutherford 7:30 p.m. Chase at West Lincoln 7:30 p.m. TJCA at St. Joseph’s

On Radio

FOOTBALL 7 p.m. (WCAB AM 590) Bessemer City at East Rutherford

On TV 11:30 a.m. (ESPN2) NASCAR Racing Sprint Cup: Sylvania 300, Practice. 3 p.m. (ESPN2) NASCAR Racing Sprint Cup: Sylvania 300, Qualifying. 7 p.m. (ESPN2) High School Football Teams TBA. 7 p.m. (TS) MLB Baseball Atlanta Braves at New York Mets. 8 p.m. (ESPN) College Football Kansas at Southern Mississippi. 8 p.m. (FSCR) MLB Baseball Cincinnati Reds at Houston Astros. 10 p.m. (ESPN2) College Football California at Nevada. 11 p.m. (SHO) Boxing ShoBox: The New Generation.

By SCOTT BOWERS Daily Courier Sports Editor

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East Rutherford’s Kelly Brooks (14) digs for the ball as teammates Kristin Hollifield (10) and Makayla Harrelson (18) prepare for action during the volleyball game against R-S Central Thursday.

Central tops East By KEVIN CARVER Sports Reporter

RUTHERFORDTON — East Rutherford seemed to be on its way to victory, but R-S Central’s late comeback prevailed in a 25-13, 20-25, 25-27, 25-17, 15-10 county rival matchup, Thursday. East claimed the second and third game of the day, but in a match that had 12 different ties through the full five sets, Central came through in the fourth set and played a near perfect fifth set for victory. “We just continued to battle even after going down a set,” R-S Central volleyball coach Megan Radford said. “With it being a rival, I think the girls gained that extra push of motivation in that last set to get us through for the win.” For the second time this week, East Rutherford Please see Preps, Page 2B

FOREST CITY — The final week of non-conference play in the NCHSAA prep football season will find two county programs at home, and two on the road tonight. East Rutherford (2-2) and R-S Central (2-2) will each play in front of a home crowd to end non-conference action. In addition, the Cavaliers and Hilltoppers will have an opportunity to climb above .500 prior to beginning conference play. The Cavs will play host to Bessemer City, while the Hilltoppers welcome in Tuscola. The challenge for Chase and Thomas Jefferson is quite different. The Trojans (1-3) will try to forget last week’s tough loss on the road at Cherryville when they travel into Lincolnton, tonight. The West Lincoln Rebels are off to the school’s best ever start at 4-0 after trouncing Thomas Jefferson, 48-21. The Gryphons (0-3), who played their first-ever NCHSAA home game in the loss to West Lincoln, will travel to Greenville, S.C. to battle St. Joseph’s. The Knights are playing their first full season of varsity football in the SCHSL. All four contests have a kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Bessemer City at East Rutherford

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R-S Central’s Taylor Crowder (17) digs for the ball during the volleyball game against East Rutherford Thursday at Central.

Gardner-Webb ready for next test By JACOB CONLEY Sports Reporter

BOILING SPRINGS — Playing with a true freshman in the backfield, two underclassmen under center and missing two All-Conference linebackers is not exactly the best recipe for upsetting an FBS program. But, that is just what Coach Steve Patton and the Gardner-Webb Bulldogs did by defeating the Akron Zips, 38-37, Saturday. “This was by far the biggest win in the program’s history,” said Patton. “Any

time you can beat a team from the top tier of college football, it is huge, but to do it with some young players making big plays and winning the way we did makes it even more special.” The way the Bulldogs did win the game is usually reserved for Hollywood as GWU overcame a 31-17 3rd quarter deficit to pull off the upset on the strength of Bryce Nixon’s blocked extra point. “The team was still confident that they Please see Bulldogs, Page 4B

Panthers seek to get ground game going By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer

CHARLOTTE — Maybe it was because they faced an unfamiliar defense. Perhaps it was the eight men in the box that dared them to pass. Falling behind by a couple of touchdowns didn’t help, either. Whatever the reasons, the Carolina Panthers failed to accomplish in Week 1’s season-opening loss to the New York Giants what they’re built to do: run the football. While the Panthers are trying to downplay it, it’s an issue drawing attention as they prepare for Sunday’s home opener against Tampa Bay, an opponent on the wrong end of many of Carolina’s top rushing highlights. “I’m not too freaked out about it at this point,” coach John Fox said. That’s been the central theme this week after the Panthers, who ranked third in the NFL in rushing last season, managed just 89 yards in Sunday’s 31-18 loss. It was nothing like the success DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart enjoyed a year ago when they became the first set of NFL teammates Please see Panthers, Page 3B

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Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams (34) breaks a tackle attempt by New York Giants’ Kenny Phillips during the football game at New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Sunday.

FOREST CITY — The warning signs have been posted by East Head Coach Clint Bland. “Yeah, we have heard over and over how Central did this, or Chase did that,” said Bland. “I’ve told them (the Cavs) all week — every single game, is a different game. What happens in this or that game has absolutely no bearing on what our game will be like.” In addition to lopsided victories over Bessemer Wilkins City by both Central and Chase, both the Hilltoppers and Trojans found success by pounding the ball at the 1A Yellow Jackets. Central rushed for 360 yards in their 32-13 win, while Chase also put up over 300 rushing yards in a 42-12 win. “The thing of it is, of course we want to be successful in running the ball,” said Bland. “But, I think it is very important that we are balanced. It all depends on how the game develops.” One positive development for the Cavaliers has been the play of a defense that was ripped for 52 points in week one. Over the last three games, East has allowed only a single touchdown per contest. “I think the kids have finally gotten it,” said Bland. “When West scored last week, our kids were mad. We want to make defense fun for those guys and we want them to play with the intensity that defense must be played with.” Player to watch: QB Maddox Stamey. As the nonconference portion ends, other programs are going to be well aware of No. 21 (Adrian Wilkins). The key, both tonight and going forward, will be Stamey’s ability to make plays when called upon — that will help keep defenses honest.

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came away frustrated, not only losing in five sets, but by a mere combined total of seven points. Tied at two games apiece, East Rutherford took a 1-0 lead off a Kiziah Miller block, but Taylor Crowder answered with a thunderous middle kill for a 1-1 score. The two teams tied four more times in the set until Central took the advantage for good. Mackaulie Prescott’s lined shot that glanced off an East defender gave the Lady Hilltoppers a 7-6 lead. An 8-4 run, with Crowder’s second smash during the run, ending the match in Central’s favor. Early on, Central broke the third tie of the first set at 8-8 on a double block by Kenya Logan and Haley Drabek. From there it was a 10-1 Central run as Crowder was set up by Prescott a middle kill during that span to carry offensive explosive. Central would win by 12 points, earning the 25th on East Rutherford’s eighth sideout of the set. East resurged in game two as Jessica Dotson, Makayla Harrelson, Miller, Jaclyn Boever and Deanna Lowery each chipped in, but it was Paige Campfield’s short unreturnable ace that gave East the lead and Deanna Lowery’s quick corner kill to allow East a five point, second set win. The third set saw the combination of setter, Katie Yelton to middle hitter, Crowder, for Central kills that put them up by as many as six in the set. However, East Rutherford’s Miller caught the Lady Cavs up. A net fault by Central broke a 25-25 tie and Miller’s free ball flip over the net captured the set for East. Central staged their comeback in the fourth with the front line play of Drabek and Logan with back-to-back aces by Sydney Griffin, which positioned both team to go to a game-deciding set.

Chase 3, Patton 1

MORGANTON — The Lady Trojans remained undefeated in conference play in a hard-fought win over Patton, 3-1, Thursday. Chase (5-2, 5-0) took a first set win, 25-22, before the Lady Panthers clawed back to claim a second set win by the same score. The Lady Trojans powered their way to third and fourth set wins by identical 25-20 outcomes. “I thought we played well in a much different atmosphere than in the East game,” said Chase Head Coach Ashley Buchanan. The Lady Trojans JV team won their first game of the year, 2-0, in early action.

Women’s Tennis East Rutherford 7, R-S Central 2

RUTHERFORDTON — The Lady Cavaliers tennis team was in fine form Thursday as they downed county and conference rival, R-S Central, 7-2. East’s Ansley Henson (6-3, 6-0), Breezy Robertson (6-0, 6-0), Rebecca Hill (6-0, 6-1) and Emily Hodge (6-1, 0-6, 8-3) lifted the Lady Cavs to four singles wins. R-S Central’s Christy Powell (6-3, 3-6, 8-3) and Kendra Person (6-1, 6-0) notched wins for the Lady Hilltoppers. In doubles play, however, East Rutherford cruised as the tandems of Henson and Hill (8-4), Robertson and Emily Hutchins (8-3), and Hodge and Mackenzie Brown (8-5) all captured wins. East (3-3) will face Patton at Callison on Tuesday, Sept. 21.

Cross Country TJCA runs at Montreat College

BLACK MOUNTAIN — Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy’s cross country team took part in the Owens Invitational Thursday. The Gryphons joined 21 other programs at the event, which was held on the course at Montreat College. The Gryphons finished 14th in the boy’s race, while the girl’s were unable to compete for a team score due to too few runners. Michael Mellnik (19:56) and Phillip Barker (20:02) lead the Gryphons across the line, while Sarah Thompson (26:18) and Megan Watson (26:52) lead the Lady Gryphons to the finish.

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BASEBALL National League East Division W L Pct 86 61 .585 83 64 .565 73 72 .503 73 73 .500 62 84 .425 Central Division W L Pct Cincinnati 83 64 .565 St. Louis 74 70 .514 Houston 70 76 .479 Milwaukee 67 78 .462 Chicago 65 81 .445 Pittsburgh 48 97 .331 West Division W L Pct San Diego 82 63 .566 San Francisco 82 64 .562 Colorado 80 66 .548 Los Angeles 72 74 .493 Arizona 59 88 .401

Philadelphia Atlanta Florida New York Washington

GB — 3 12 12 1/2 23 1/2 GB — 7 1/2 12 1/2 15 17 1/2 34 GB — 1/2 2 1/2 10 1/2 24

Wednesday’s Games Washington 4, Atlanta 2 Milwaukee 8, Houston 6, 10 innings Colorado 9, San Diego 6 Cincinnati 7, Arizona 5 Philadelphia 10, Florida 5 N.Y. Mets 8, Pittsburgh 7 Chicago Cubs 7, St. Louis 3 San Francisco 2, L.A. Dodgers 1 Thursday’s Games Arizona 3, Cincinnati 1 Pittsburgh at N.Y. Mets, late San Diego at St. Louis, late L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, late Friday’s Games Arizona (I.Kennedy 9-9) at Pittsburgh (Burres 3-3), 7:05 p.m. Washington (Marquis 2-8) at Philadelphia (Oswalt 12-13), 7:05 p.m. Atlanta (Hanson 9-11) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 9-8), 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Dempster 13-10) at Florida (Sanabia 4-2), 7:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Cueto 12-5) at Houston (W.Rodriguez 11-12), 8:05 p.m. San Diego (Latos 14-6) at St. Louis (Lohse 3-7), 8:15 p.m. Colorado (Jimenez 18-6) at L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 10-12), 10:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Ra.Wolf 11-11) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 5-5), 10:15 p.m. Saturday’s Games Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, 4:10 p.m. Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, 4:10 p.m. San Diego at St. Louis, 4:10 p.m. Arizona at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Houston, 7:05 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Florida, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at San Francisco, 9:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Florida, 1:10 p.m. Arizona at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 1:35 p.m. Cincinnati at Houston, 2:05 p.m. San Diego at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. Milwaukee at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, 4:10 p.m. American League East Division W L Pct 88 57 .607 88 58 .603 82 64 .562 73 73 .500 58 88 .397 Central Division W L Pct Minnesota 87 58 .600 Chicago 79 66 .545 Detroit 72 74 .493 Kansas City 60 85 .414 Cleveland 59 86 .407 West Division W L Pct Texas 82 63 .566 Oakland 72 73 .497 Los Angeles 71 74 .490 Seattle 55 91 .377

Tampa Bay New York Boston Toronto Baltimore

GB — 1/2 6 1/2 15 1/2 30 1/2 GB — 8 15 1/2 27 28 GB — 10 11 27 1/2

Wednesday’s Games Boston 5, Seattle 1 L.A. Angels 7, Cleveland 0 Baltimore 3, Toronto 1 Tampa Bay 4, N.Y. Yankees 3 Texas 11, Detroit 7 Minnesota 9, Chicago White Sox 3 Kansas City 6, Oakland 3

Thursday’s Games L.A. Angels at Cleveland, late Minnesota at Chicago White Sox, late Friday’s Games N.Y. Yankees (A.J.Burnett 10-13) at Baltimore (Millwood 3-15), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Haren 3-4) at Tampa Bay (W.Davis 12-9), 7:10 p.m. Toronto (Cecil 12-7) at Boston (Lackey 12-10), 7:10 p.m. Cleveland (C.Carrasco 0-0) at Kansas City (Davies 8-9), 8:10 p.m. Detroit (Scherzer 10-10) at Chicago White Sox (E.Jackson 3-1), 8:10 p.m. Oakland (Bre.Anderson 5-6) at Minnesota (Blackburn 9-9), 8:10 p.m. Texas (C.Wilson 14-6) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 11-11), 10:10 p.m. Saturday’s Games Oakland at Minnesota, 1:10 p.m. Detroit at Chicago White Sox, 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Cleveland at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Texas at Seattle, 9:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 1:35 p.m. L.A. Angels at Tampa Bay, 1:40 p.m. Cleveland at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Oakland at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Texas at Seattle, 4:10 p.m. Detroit at Chicago White Sox, 8:05 p.m.

FOOTBALL National Football League AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF Miami 1 0 0 1.000 15 New England 1 0 0 1.000 38 Buffalo 0 1 0 .000 10 N.Y. Jets 0 1 0 .000 9 South W L T Pct PF Houston 1 0 0 1.000 34 Jacksonville 1 0 0 1.000 24 Tennessee 1 0 0 1.000 38 Indianapolis 0 1 0 .000 24 North W L T Pct PF Baltimore 1 0 0 1.000 10 Pittsburgh 1 0 0 1.000 15 Cincinnati 0 1 0 .000 24 Cleveland 0 1 0 .000 14 West W L T Pct PF Kansas City 1 0 0 1.000 21 Denver 0 1 0 .000 17 Oakland 0 1 0 .000 13 San Diego 0 1 0 .000 14 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF Washington 1 0 0 1.000 13 N.Y. Giants 1 0 0 1.000 31 Dallas 0 1 0 .000 7 Philadelphia 0 1 0 .000 20 South W L T Pct PF New Orleans 1 0 0 1.000 14 Tampa Bay 1 0 0 1.000 17 Atlanta 0 1 0 .000 9 Carolina 0 1 0 .000 18 North W L T Pct PF Chicago 1 0 0 1.000 19 Green Bay 1 0 0 1.000 27 Detroit 0 1 0 .000 14 Minnesota 0 1 0 .000 9 West W L T Pct PF Arizona 1 0 0 1.000 17 Seattle 1 0 0 1.000 31 San Francisco 0 1 0 .000 6 St. Louis 0 1 0 .000 13

PA 10 24 15 10 PA 24 17 13 34 PA 9 9 38 17 PA 14 24 38 21 PA 7 18 13 27 PA 9 14 15 31 PA 14 20 19 14 PA 13 6 31 17

Sunday’s Games Chicago at Dallas, 1 p.m. Arizona at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Detroit, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Carolina, 1 p.m. Miami at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Seattle at Denver, 4:05 p.m. St. Louis at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Houston at Washington, 4:15 p.m. Jacksonville at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. New England at N.Y. Jets, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Indianapolis, 8:20 p.m. Monday’s Game New Orleans at San Francisco, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 26 Dallas at Houston, 1 p.m. Buffalo at New England, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Atlanta at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Tennessee at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Carolina, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Washington at St. Louis, 4:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Jacksonville, 4:05 p.m. San Diego at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. Oakland at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. Indianapolis at Denver, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Miami, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27 Green Bay at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

TRANSACTIONS Thursday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB_Announced the seven-game suspension and fine of Washington OF Nyjer Morgan stemming from the game on Aug. 21 at Philadelphia was rescinded. The eight-game suspension and fine of Morgan related to the Sept. 1 benchclearing incident at Florida was upheld. American League TEXAS RANGERS_Signed a four-year player development agreement with Round Rock (PCL) through the 2014 season. National League ATLANTA BRAVES_Announced the Myrtle Beach (Carolina) franchise will move to Lynchburg, Va., beginning in 2011 and has agreed on a four-year player development contract with the franchise. HOUSTON ASTROS_Acquired RHP Enerio Del Rosario from Cincinnati for cash considerations. Designated INF Oswaldo Navarro for assignment. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS_Promoted John Vuch to farm director and Michael Elias to manager of amateur scouting. Can-Am League BROCKTON ROX_Released RHP Keith Noe. NEW JERSEY JACKALS_Traded RHP Shaun Ellis to El Paso (AA) to complete an earlier trade. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association ORLANDO MAGIC_Signed F Malik Allen. TORONTO RAPTORS_Signed F Ronald Dupree. FOOTBALL National Football League JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS_Signed TE Ernest Wilford. Waived WR John Matthews. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS_Signed G Brian De La Puente and CB Kennard Cox to the practice squad. Released CB Cord Parks and LB Joe Pawelek from practice squad. United Football League HARTFORD COLONIALS_Signed DE Derek Walker. Released DL Chris Baker. HOCKEY National Hockey League CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS_Signed coach Joel Quenneville to a contract extension through the 2013-14 season. VANCOUVER CANUCKS_Signed C Brendan Morrison to a professional tryout contract. ECHL READING ROYALS_Acquired the rights to F Matt Caruana from Gwinnett for future considerations. SOCCER Major League Soccer CHICAGO FIRE_Named Julian Posada president. RED BULL NEW YORK_Acquired D Carey Talley from D.C. United for a 2011 conditional second round draft pick. SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC_Placed MF-F Pat Noonan on the disabled list. United Soccer League USL_Named Nicholas Murray communications coordinator. Promoted Brian D’Amico to senior director, youth league development. SWIMMIMG USA SWIMMING_Announced coach Mark Schubert has taken a leave of absence from the U.S. national swim team. COLLEGE NCAA_Announced Middle Tennessee State QB Dwight Dasher must sit out four games and repay a $1,500 loan to become eligible again. The NCAA student-athlete reinstatement staff ruled that Dasher violated preferential treatment rules by receiving a loan from someone in the community. SOUTH ALABAMA_Named Paul Johnson men’s assistant basketball coach.

Jeter Theater? Yankees SS pulls sleight of hand NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter has a bit part in a boxoffice hit, and he’s putting those acting skills to good use. The New York Yankees captain, with a cameo in the Will Ferrell comedy “The Other Guys,” gave an Oscar-worthy performance by pretending to get hit by a pitch in a pennant race game Wednesday night. Howling, hopping and hurting — seemingly, anyway — Jeter even got the team trainer to examine his left arm. And then the All-Star often hailed as a model of good sportsmanship took his base. More like stole it, fans in Tampa Bay hollered. “Jeter cheater!” they chanted. Replays clearly showed what really happened: Chad Qualls’ fastball squarely struck the knob of Jeter’s bat, not him. But Major League Baseball doesn’t use instant replay in these situations. For more than a century, ballplayers have tried to bend the

rules. Pitchers throw spitballs, outfielders fake catches on balls that bounce, shortstops make phantom tags. This isn’t golf, where players are expected to call penalties on themselves. Coming off the Steroids Era, where cheating often meant illegal performance-enhancing drugs, some actually found a charm in Jeter’s old-fashioned chicanery. Yet seeing the squeaky-clean Jeter involved in Yankee hankypanky was startling. So was his response. Asked where the ball hit, he readily admitted his sleight of hand. “The bat,” he said, without apology. “It’s part of the game.” To his legion of admirers, Derek’s deke was a savvy play. The bat flew, he spun around, doubled over and convinced the home-plate umpire he’d been plunked. He wound up scoring a key run in the seventh inning. To Jeter’s detractors, it was a cheap trick. Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon argued so

much he got ejected, though he praised Jeter after the Rays rallied past the Yankees 4-3 into first place in the AL East. “There’s several thespians throughout baseball,” Maddon said. “I thought Derek did a great job, and I applaud it, because I wish our guys would do the same thing.” Both the Yankees and Rays were off Thursday, but Jeter Theater played throughout the majors. On the Cincinnati Reds’ telecast of their game against Arizona — a matchup with no direct connection to what occurred at Tropicana Field — there was a fan text poll with this question: Are you OK with the Derek Jeter play? Fans were split on whether it was gamesmanship or farce. Batters often try to pretend they’ve been hit by pitches that just miss; it’s something they’re taught to do. It usually takes them a split-second to start acting, which rarely fools the umps.

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sports Gridiron Great The Daily Courier/ Edward Jones Gridiron Great was presented to R-S Central’s Jacob Kinlaw (9). Central’s Justin Dean (51) won the Daily Courier/Edward Jones Lineman of the Week. Edward Jones’ David Smith, left, and George Allen, right, joined Central Head Coach Mike Cheek at the presentation. Jessica Hendrix/Daily Courier

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Key to the game: Getting ahead early. The Cavs need to set the tone early in this one and then feed the A-Train, Wilkins.

Tuscola at R-S Central

RUTHERFORDTON — The numbers don’t lie, or do they? In 2009, Central’s defense had allowed 10 points per game, through the first four games of the year. In 2010, Central’s defense has allowed 21 points per game over the first four contests. “Clearly, I think the numbers do not reflect the play of our defense up to this point,” said Central Head Coach Mike Cheek. “We have put our defense into some very bad positions. The turnovers have been killing us.” The Hilltoppers, according to Coach Cheek, have been a work in progress and that progress will be put to the test by a Tuscola team, who’s record at 1-2 does little to suggest how good a team they are. “I have seen the films,” said Cheek. “You’re talking about a play here and a play there and you have a different outcome. This is a good football team and we will be tested.” The Mountaineers are coming in off a win over Hunter Huss and a bye week. “They still have that good taste in their mouth from a win, and they have had a week to rest key people,” Cheek said. Player to watch: LB/DE Justin Dean. Dean had a monster game against a young McDowell team, recording four sacks. Now, the challenge will be getting after junior QB Rob Howard, who stands behind a young, but talented offensive line. Key to the game: Simple, limit turnovers. The Hilltoppers

have committed an astounding 18 turnovers in four games. Turnovers happen, but setting up the Mountaineers with a short field too many times is a recipe for disaster.

Chase at West Lincoln CHASE — The Trojans, according to Head Coach Daniel Bailey, do not need to forget last week’s tough 6-0 loss to Cherryville. Chase had four cracks at the end zone in the game’s waning moments only to come up empty-handed. “The kids have responded really well this week,” Bailey said. “You know, it is behind us, but we really need to learn from it. “I heard a story recently about a seven year old telling her grandfather, ‘excuses don’t get results.’ Now, I love that. It applies greatly to our program and where we are at — excuses don’t get results.” Chase now faces the task of traveling to a very confident West Lincoln, which has opened the 2010 season with four straight wins. “They run what they run, and they run it well,” said Bailey, of the Rebels’ Wing-T offense. “They don’t do anything special. But, they will do what they do. “One concern is their playaction. Our corners must not bite on the play-action.” Player to watch: WBs Blake Martin, Tyler Gaffney, Kishon Crawford and Thomas Camp. The Trojans are not just looking for break away, or splash plays from the wings, but also, and perhaps more importantly, solid blocking from the foursome. Key to the game: Fundamental football. Stop the run and run the football time for the Trojans. The Rebels’ Devyn Travis is off to a great start in 2010, and the big fullback will be fed the ball 20-25 times.

St. Joseph’s AVONDALE — The Gryphons will travel into Greenville, tonight, to face a program that resembles their own in many ways. The Knights of St. Joseph’s have entered their first full season of varsity football in the SCHSL — South Carolina’s highest level of prep sports. Like the Gryphons, the Knights, from the private Catholic school, have found the going tough with three losses in the first three games. But, the Knights have lost two of those games by just seven points. The Gryphons, on the other hand, are allowing 46 points per game, but Head Coach Tony Helton remains optimistic about his charges chances. “I feel like we match up well with them,” said Helton. “They remind me a little of Asheville School.” TJCA’s spread attack will face a standard 4-3 cover 2 defense. “They are different from the other programs that we have faced, in that they don’t blitz as much as the other teams,” said Helton. “Now, that is just from watching the tape. When we get off the bus they may blitz us right away. “We’ve allowed just one sack and Will (Beam) has understood that it’s okay to throw the ball away.”

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USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski helping cut down the net as he celebrates after the final of the World Basketball Championship between Turkey and the USA, in Istanbul, in this Sept. 12, 2010 file photo.

Krzyzewski getting settled in again at Duke By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer

DURHAM — Mike Krzyzewski is getting settled again at Duke and already sounds hungry for another championship. Krzyzewski’s trophy case certainly has gotten more crowded lately. A few months after leading the Blue Devils to their fourth NCAA tournament title, he coached the United States to the gold medal at the world championships in Turkey. “I had two of the purest experiences of my life in a five-month period,” Krzyzewski said Thursday. “At this time of my career, it’s crazy, lucky, good. But I want to have another experience with my Duke team.” Krzyzewski, who also led the U.S. to Olympic gold two years ago in Beijing, admitted he’s playing catch-up with recruiting at Duke, but said that isn’t a big deal. He’s in the process of turning his full focus toward the pursuit of a second straight national title with the Blue Devils, whom he said worked out for about an hour Wednesday, the first day allowed by the NCAA. “There is an emotional price you pay in being in that competitive environment,” the 63-year-old Player to watch: WR Travis Krzyzewski said. “Between now and when we start Waldroup-Rodrigues. The practice on Oct. 15, I’ve got to make sure I fill up freshman wide out, who stands the tank with that because our Duke kids deserve 6-foot-6, had a huge night last that. But physically, I feel really good, but there week against West Lincoln. is a lot of emotion in coming after winning the Waldroup-Rodrigues hauled in national title and doing that. Again, I’m not comeight catches for 113 yards and plaining.” two TDs. At least the Hall of Fame coach gets a chance to breathe somewhat easier next summer — the Key to the game: Eliminating Americans’ victory in the world championships mistakes. Thomas Jefferson came with an automatic spot in the Olympics in has not helped themselves with London, meaning they won’t have to play a qualiturnovers and game-play calls. fying tournament in 2011. To take down the Knights, the He reaffirmed that those games in 2012 will Gryphons cannot inflict more mark the end of his run as the U.S. coach, though pain upon themselves than they he insisted he will remain involved with USA dish out. Thomas Jefferson at Basketball in an undecided capacity. He took note of the international fans’ fervor, quipping that “I don’t think anyone was calling me a name. It wasn’t like playing in the ACC.” ly in the fourth quarter, they had to pass. And he reflected upon coaching against one “Sometimes in the fourth quarter down 15 of his former players when he faced a Lithuania Continued from Page 1B points, ripping off a 4-yard run is not really conteam with former Blue Devils guard Marty Pocius. ducive to trying to win the game,” Fox said. He called the medal ceremony in which the to each rush for 1,100 yards. But that would have worked just fine when they Americans claimed gold and the Lithuanians got Williams had 62 yards on 16 carries, but had faced a first-and-goal from the 4 with 8:53 left. the bronze “a pretty good day for Duke.” little success following a 29-yard run in the first The Panthers instead called three straight passing The Blue Devils certainly didn’t have many bad quarter. Stewart, who rushed for a franchiseplays, with Moore’s last attempt picked off in the days last year, and Krzyzewski’s challenge once record 206 yards against the Giants late last seaend zone by Terrell Thomas. again is to keep it going. son, had just five carries for 12 yards after miss“I think our biggest downfall in the second half They enter this season as one of the favorites ing the preseason following Achilles’ tendon suris that we didn’t play consistent,” Williams said. to make it to Houston for what would be Coach gery. The Panthers also were a little unfamiliar with K’s 12th Final Four and are trying to become the Williams took issue this week with a queseveryone. Right tackle Jeff Otah remained sidefirst team to repeat as champions since Florida in tion about Carolina’s running woes, pointing out lined with the knee injury, with Geoff Schwartz 2007. the Panthers’ respectable 3.7 yards per carry. starting in his place. While Stewart and receiver Krzyzewski said Final Four Most Outstanding Williams averaged 3.9 yards. Steve Smith played, they sat out all four preseason Player Kyle Singler is recovering well from knee “Is that not good?” Williams asked. games. surgery earlier this month, saying that “if this was But Carolina never established the run, even the season, he’d play today, but there’s no reason to early as Carolina took a halftime lead. With Matt “I guess you could say the consistency wasn’t do that.” Moore struggling at quarterback, the Panthers there based on the fact that maybe Matt Moore Singler, who turned down a chance to enter the managed just one touchdown. The offense failed didn’t have the opportunity to throw Steve Smith NBA draft early and returned for his senior seato produce any points in the second half. passes in the preseason or in training camp,” son, is expected to be one of the centerpieces of “In this league, knowing much about football, Williams said. “He still handed the ball off the a Duke team that returns talented guard Nolan sometimes the defense can stack the box and same. If you’re looking for excuses you can find Smith, welcomes promising freshman guard Kyrie make the running game pretty hard going,” Fox them, but we don’t accept those. We were just Irving and hopes 6-foot-10 brothers Miles and said. “It’s not a mystery to us. But in a first game inconsistent in making our plays.” Mason Plumlee can replace the tenacity of two there are things that you haven’t seen, in particuMaybe the Buccaneers will be the cure. They graduated big men, Lance Thomas and Brian larly when you have a new defensive coordinator, have been in the past. Zoubek. that sometimes aren’t as easy to expect and whatIn their final meeting in the 2008 season, “I want to see what Kyle and Nolan can do their not when you don’t have a real book on all the Williams rushed for 186 yards, Stewart 115 and senior years and see where Mason and Miles are things they’ve done.” they combined for four touchdowns in a Monday at,” Krzyzewski said. “What does Kyrie Irving do First-year Giants defensive coordinator Perry night win. as a freshman? Those are the exciting things for Fewell, a Gastonia, N.C., native, had some wrinIn Week 5 last year, the Panthers won 28-21 me, and hopefully they translate into enough wins kles on defense Carolina didn’t expect. Fox also behind 152 yards from Williams and 110 from to put you in a position to play for something big. 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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Richmond Spiders are finally going to play a real home game. After 82 years using a city-owned stadium about 5 miles from campus for home games, the Spiders will open the $25 million, on-campus Robins Stadium when they play Elon on Saturday. It’s a move from an 80-year-old cement eyesore in a neighborhood with limited parking to a facility that blends right in on the upscale campus. “Once you add the people to it, it’s going to make for a great atmosphere,” senior linebacker Eric McBride said of the Spiders’ first oncampus home game since the 1928 season. Unlike City Stadium, where the seats were so far from the field that it was hard for the fans to create any real atmosphere or noise, the seats at Robins Stadium are very close to the field. The school squeezed all it could into the small area in which it had to build. “It’s overly exciting for myself and for the guys,” first-year Spiders coach Latrell Scott said. “It’s a great situation for our alumni and for our fans, and mostly for our students on campus. We’re excited to have this thing full of people in red shirts.” All 8,700 tickets have been sold

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could win the game even when they were down and I’m very proud of that,” said Patton. “We had consecutive touchdown drives of 82 and 86 yards. That is tough to do. As for the block, teams can go all season without getting to an extra point. “I told the special teams unit that we have 11 players going against 9, so just go and get it and Bryce made a great play.” Nixon was far from the only hero for the Bulldogs, however. Wide receiver James Perry III caught 10 passes for 125 yards and two touchdowns in his first career start, and running back Juanne Blount rushed for the game tying score in overtime. “We knew going in that everyone was going to have to play their best game to beat Akron,” said Patton. “And that is what happened, so it just wasn’t one or two players playing well, it was the whole team.” Coming off the historic win against the Zips, the ultimate trap game awaits in the form of a struggling Western Carolina program that fell to Division II Tusculum, 54-30, Saturday. The Catamounts include former East Rutherford place kicker Blake Bostic. On paper, the Catamounts would seem susceptible to the GWU passing attack, which surrendered 410

for the opener, and nearly half — 4,200 — went as part of season ticket packages, athletic director Jim Miller said. That’s an increase of about 2,500 season tickets sold since last year, when Richmond was the defending national champion. The school has about 2,900 undergraduate students, and 2,200 got tickets, he said. Now, he hopes they adapt quickly to giving the team a home-field edge. “They’re there to have a good time, but actually they’re there to help the team win,” he said. “You’ve got the old fuddy duddies like me in the stands who cheer when something nice happens, but ... they can get rowdy, get loud, get excited and really create an atmosphere.” The buzz around campus suggests the students are ready to do their part. “I was walking around campus today and heard some people asking if the others are going to the pep rally,” McBride said of the spirit-building gathering held on Wednesday night. “I think they’re excited to have everything on campus and they’re excited just about the football season in general. We’re going to appreciate everyone that comes out there.” yards through the air during that contest. But Patton knows his team can’t afford to take any team lightly. “We are a very confident team right now,” said Patton. “But we have to be cautious with overconfidence because Western is desperate for a win and that is when a team can be the most dangerous. In fact, I’m not going to show the film from their last game, I want the team to know how tough Western can be so I’m using the film from when they played Appalachian State tough.” According to Patton, the key to the game is stopping WCU’s multiple offensive sets. “They are a team that will spread you out and then go into a two back set and run the ball, so we have to be ready for anything on defense,” Patton said. That defense and the rest of the Bulldogs should get a boost from a large crowd expected to gather for Saturday’s contest. “There are going to be people who come to this game that won’t come to another game this season because Western has such name recognition in this part of the state,” said Patton. “In many ways, winning the Western game is more important to the community than beating Akron because it gives them bragging rights. I expect one of the largest crowds we have ever had here and I hope the team can feed off that to get the win.” Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m.

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Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) comes down in the end zone with a ball over Chicago Bears cornerback Zackary Bowman (35) that was called incomplete by referees in the second half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday. After a review of the play it was confirmed as an incompletion.

Complete the catch, Calvin By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer

With NFL rules, there’s often a catch whether someone actually made a catch. Ask Calvin Johnson. When the Detroit receiver came down in the end zone with the football in the final seconds of the Lions’ opener at Chicago, the victory celebrations began for the visitors. A little too soon, it turned out. Replays show Johnson seemingly so eager to celebrate that he doesn’t complete the catch according to NFL rules. Yes, it sure looks like he’s done the job and the Lions have roared back to beat the Bears, but, no, the finishing touch is missing. And that’s all that matters to the officials, who look to see if in the original momentum of going to the ground, the receiver comes to a complete stop on the ground with the ball. As long as he is still moving, the continued momentum, or his rolling over, are part of the process of making the catch. “What we try to do with the rule is eliminate the gray area,” NFL director of officiating Carl Johnson said. “That way, it is very clear for our officials to officiate. I was on the field for nine seasons and that is the way we have officiated that play since I have been in the league. “All our officials look at is when the action ends, does he have the ball?” Unlike a runner breaking the plane of the goal line for a touchdown — another rule that sparks controversy — a receiver in the end zone is required to secure the ball, get two feet inbounds and, if he goes to the ground, have complete control of the ball in doing so. Calvin Johnson did everything but

the latter, according to the rule. As Carl Johnson suggests, maybe the Detroit wideout should have “handed the ball to the official. Some players automatically do that and then go celebrate with their teammates.” The clamor over whether it should have been a touchdown is not lost on Carl Johnson, who took over this year from the retired Mike Pereira. Nor is it lost on Pereira. “I am not surprised at the uproar,” Carl Johnson said. “It reminds me of the tuck rule, which a lot of people didn’t know when it became a headline. But it was properly ruled on the field. Now, when it happens, it’s a nonevent because the fans know it.” Pereira also references the tuck rule, the first thing that made Tom Brady famous back in 2002. “Yes, it’s the same as with the tuck rule, and that was not one of the most understood rules in the game,” said Pereira, now the officiating analyst for Fox. “The networks slow down the play in such slow motion it seems like he has it forever. You see that in real time it’s nearly simultaneous that the ball bounces out very shortly after he hits the ground.” Cris Carter, one of the NFL’s leading all-time receivers with 1,101 catches, was known for his ability to make spectacular grabs. He also prided himself on knowing the rules, and he’s not so sure some of today’s top pass catchers are so knowledgeable. Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio, who believes the Lions were robbed, wants to see a change made to the rule. “There’s a common sense part that’s missing in this league,” Del Rio said. “When I saw Detroit play ... how that’s not a catch, that’s incredible.”

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Budget impasse continues Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday before a Senate Banking Committee hearing on the Treasury Department’s report on international economic and exchange rate policies. Associated Press

Administration taking tough stand with China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is signaling it plans to take a tougher stance with China on trade issues, including demanding that Beijing move more quickly to reform its currency system. As part of that new approach, the administration filed two new trade cases against China before the World Trade Organization and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said China must move faster to allow its currency to rise in value against the dollar. In testimony prepared for two congressional hearings on Thursday, Geithner criticized a variety of Chinese economic policies from Beijing’s currency system to what he said was rampant piracy of U.S. products and the erection of numerous barriers that prevent U.S. companies from operating in China. “We are very concerned about the negative impact of these policies on our economic interests,” Geithner said in testimony prepared for hearings of the Senate Banking Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee. His comments come at a time of growing U.S. unhappiness with Chinese economic practices, which critics contend have led to huge U.S. trade deficits with China and the

loss of millions of American manufacturing jobs over the past decade. Lawmakers in both the Senate and House, responding to voters unhappy with painfully high unemployment in the United States following a deep recession, are pushing legislation that would expand the government’s power to impose trade sanctions on China. Geithner, while not endorsing the new legislation, said that the administration was committed to “using all tools available to ensure that American firms and workers can trade and compete fairly with China.” On Wednesday, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced that the administration was filing two new trade cases against China before the Geneva-based WTO, which oversees the rules of global trade. In one of the WTO cases, the administration said China was discriminating against U.S. credit and debt card companies in favor of a state-owned financial services firm. The other case contended that China had improperly imposed trade sanctions on a type of U.S.-made flatrolled steel used in electric transformers, reactors and other types of power-generating equipment.

Poll: Nearly half oppose tax hikes for rich

WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost half the country opposes tax increases for the richest Americans, according to a poll suggesting that congressional Democrats are taking some risk by backing President Barack Obama’s plan to boost levies on the wealthy. Less than 50 days from elections that Republicans hope will hand them control of Congress, The Associated Press-GfK Poll is stuffed with encouraging signs for the GOP. Huge majorities call the economy sickly and say Congress is doing its job badly. By a 46 percent to 41 percent margin, people want Republicans steering the economy — the first GOP edge on that runaway No. 1 concern of voters in the AP-GfK poll. And while Americans are evenly split over whether they prefer their district’s Democratic or GOP congressional candidate, those likeliest to vote tilt toward the Republicans, 53 percent to 43 percent. “Nothing’s getting done,” said Lisa Grimm, 52, an independent from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, who like most in the poll said she is frustrated and disgusted with Washington politics. In a glimmer of hope for Democrats, the poll indicated that far from infatuated with the Republicans, the public is wary of both parties. Slightly more than half have an unfavorable view of each party, and about six in 10 disapprove of how each is handling the economy. The survey showed that by 54 percent to 44 percent, most people support raising taxes on the highest earners, an issue that Obama and other top Democrats have thought could define their campaign-season differences with Republicans. Obama sought to capitalize on that edge, accusing Republicans of holding tax cuts for the middle class “hostage” to force tax breaks for the wealthy. Even so, the poll underscored the political pickle Democrats face in the tax fight. With broad tax reductions enacted under President George W. Bush expiring at year’s end, Obama wants to renew the cuts for everyone except individuals earning at least $200,000 annually and couples making $250,000 and up. Thirty-nine percent agree with Obama, while an additional 15 percent say the tax cuts should be allowed to lapse for everybody. Yet many Democrats seem wary, so close to Election Day, of provoking the 44 percent who say the reductions should include the wealthy. While about three-fourths of Democrats favor raising taxes on the rich, about half of independents and nearly two-thirds of Republicans oppose the idea. Support for cutting everyone’s taxes exceeds four in 10 people in every region of the U.S. except the Midwest, where one-third back the proposal. Even among people earning under $50,000 a year — mainstays of the Democratic Party — 43 percent want to continue the tax cuts for all.

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Jack Beven, a senior hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, checks the locations of Hurricanes Igor, Karl and Julia Thursday. Karl has become a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico. In the Atlantic, Igor spun into a category 4 storm that could bring dangerous rip currents to the U.S. East Coast. On the other side of the Atlantic, Julia briefly intensified into a powerful Category 4 storm before weakening. Associated Press

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Wife must flee verbal abuse Dear Abby: I have been married to “Emile” for eight years. We have been together for the last 15. Emile has always been demeaning and sarcastic to me. When he gets upset about something he blames me. This has been going on for so long I don’t know what to do anymore. I am so depressed and hurt that all I can think of is “going away” permanently. I don’t think I’d ever harm myself, but I feel more desperate and hopeless every day. I’m down so low I don’t know how to come back up. Please advise. — No Tears Left Dear No Tears Left: Has no one told you that the effects of constant put-downs can be equally — if not more — debilitating than being physically abused? After 15 years of having your selfesteem chipped away, I’m pleased that you finally found the strength to ask for help. If you have family, arrange to visit them — a LONG visit. If you can afford to separate from your husband, pick up the phone and call the National Domestic Violence Hotline ((800) 799-7233) and ask for help to safely get away. I’m not exaggerating when I say your mental health depends on it. Dear Abby: I live in a suburban neighborhood where the homes are

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very close together. My back yard is too small to have a clothesline. Because I love the smell of my bed sheets after they have dried outside, I hang them out to dry by pinning them to the chain link fence that surrounds the perimeter of my back yard. My girlfriends say they would be offended if they were my neighbors. I say it’s environmentally friendly, and because I’m hanging out only linens and not underwear, nobody should be offended. Who is correct? — In the Breeze Dear In the Breeze: Many neighborhoods have codes, covenants and restrictions that dictate what can and cannot be done within their boundaries. Review the documents to ensure you are not breaking any rules. If you’re not, you have had no complaints from the neighbors, and your laundry isn’t becoming soiled from flapping against the chain link fence or freezing solid in January — it’s all right with me.

Kidney-failure diagnosis is tricky Dear Dr. Gott: I am an 86-yearold doctor’s daughter concerned that both my parents died of kidney failure, although I never knew how it happened. Perhaps you could tell me what steps I should take first to deal with it, as I just got a report from my doctor indicating that I have chronic kidney disease that has stabilized. What does that mean? Dear Reader: The kidneys are fistsized, bean-shaped organs located at the back of the upper abdomen. Their purpose is to filter and clean blood. When the kidneys lose their ability to perform as intended, the condition is known as kidney failure. Stabilized failure simply means that your kidneys have lost some function but are no longer deteriorating. Symptoms of failure vary, depending on the type experienced. Diagnosis can be difficult for a physician because symptoms and complaints can be attributed to other, unrelated symptoms. Pyelonephritis is a common kidney inflammation. This disorder is rather common in women but can also occur

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Ask Dr. Gott Dr. Peter M. Gott in conjunction with kidney stones, bladder tumors, urinary infections or an enlarged prostate gland in men. Chronic kidney failure can occur from injury, blocked blood vessels, or can be the result of complications from a surgical procedure. Symptoms include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness and a decrease in urine output. Treatment consists of determining the cause for the failure, controlling infection and prescribing diuretics. In extremely advanced cases, dialysis may be necessary. Your failure may be the result of diabetes, hypertension or untreated or repeated kidney inflammation. Make an appointment with your physician.

IN THE STARS Your Birthday, Sept. 17; It could be a year of many fulfillments. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) - Don’t hold back from getting involved. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - By associating with good friends, you can reap more benefits than usual. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) - Something you’ve been desiring will work out exactly. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - Devote much time and energy to your financial position. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - You will be the recipient of some kind of inspirational message. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) - Something quite important might be stirring around you. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) - Having a cooperative attitude will be one of your best assets. ARIES (March 21-April 19) - Don’t hang back or be timid. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) - Maintain a positive attitude, regardless of your fears. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) - Things could end up being much greater than you thought possible. CANCER (June 21-July 22) - Get out and move around a bit, especially if you’ve been feeling hemmed in or restricted in any way. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - Those big financial gains that you’re looking for are likely to come about through getting involved in some kind of endeavor.


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at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow, compared to the 100,000 previously expected. The British media has been particularly hostile to the pope’s visit, noting its 12-millionpound ($18.7 million) security cost to taxpayers at a time of austerity measures and job losses. Many in Britain are also strongly opposed to Benedict’s hard line against homosexuality, abortion and using condoms to prevent the spread of AIDS. Protests are planned and “Pope Nope” T-shirts have been spotted around London. Still, a crowd of 125,000 in Edinburgh welcomed him warmly as his Popemobile paraded through the streets, with cheers on Princes Street heard from a mile away and well-wishers waving the Holy See’s yellow-and-white flag. Later Thursday, tens of thousands waved flags and applauded as Benedict arrived in his Popemobile for a late afternoon Mass in Bellahouston Park in Glasgow. The pope’s first meeting of the day was with Queen Elizabeth II, both the head of state and head of the Church of England.

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The annual Colfax Free Fair begins Tuesday at the old Ellenboro School fairgounds.

Fall means Annual Ellenboro event begins Tuesday

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Bass said. “These are the most rides I have seen here in a long time. “We know the East/Central football game is FOREST CITY — When the Colfax Free Friday night and we want fans to go out and Fair/Ellenboro School Carnival gets underway support the schools and afterwards, come out Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. with opening ceremonies, to the fair,” Bass said. The rivalry will be held students, parents and community friends can at East Rutherford, just a few miles from the expect one of the best fairs to date. The fair fairground. continues through Saturday night. The exhibit Wrist bands will be sold Saturday for $15 for will be open at 6 p.m. each night. unlimited rides from 1 to 5 p.m. Carnival rides are being provided by Smoky While the midway rides are operating, dozens Mountain Amusements and owners have of vendors will be selling a variety of fair foods, promised the best and newest rides on the hamburgers, hot dogs, candy apples, cotton midway. There will be at least 20 midway candy, peanuts, pizza, roasted corn and corn rides including the Zipper, Wipe-Out, Searay, dogs. Ellenboro School volunteers will also Bumper Cars and the Scramble, all set up at man its traditional concession hall. the former school grounds off US 74B. “An American Mixture” is the theme at the “The fair is one week later this year than usu- exhibit hall, located in the former school gym, al,” explains Ellenboro principal Bill Bass. “And as people from across the community will the reason is so Smoky Mountain Amusements bring canned goods, vegetables and other can bring more new rides here.” wares for judging. With the closing of the Mountain State Fair “There will be a lot of different displays and in Fletcher on Sunday night, some rides from exhibits,” said volunteer Frances Bailey. the state fair will be set up in Ellenboro. Baked goods, canned goods, clothing, needleBass said the opening ceremony Tuesday will work, fine art, woodworking, miscellaneous feature the East Rutherford High School Band crafts, photography, plants and flowers, will be and at 6 p.m. the Ferris-Wheel, the Scrambler displayed. and other rides will start turning. “Anyone, groups and organizations are invit“We’re so excited about having a great fair,” ed to have exhibits,” Bailey said. By JEAN GORDON

Daily Courier Staff Writer

Ribbons and prize money will be awarded to the best on display. First place will receive $5, second $3 and third $2. The exhibit hall will be open beginning at 9 a.m. Monday for those wishing to display goods. “We’re going to have a ‘real still’ in here too,” Bailey said. “But it will not be in operation,” she said. Live music will be featured Friday and Saturday nights in the meadows area near the gymnasium. The Royal Quartet will sing Friday beginning at 7 p.m. The South Mountain Connection, a blue grass band will perform Saturday also at 7 p.m. Other special fair attractions will be the Ugly Truck Contest, Car Show and an antique tractor display. “Come and see people you have not seen since last year, join the fellowship,” Bailey continued. The Colfax Free Fair and carnival draws dozens of old timers and lifelong Ellenboro residents to the annual event. Most evenings and especially on Saturday afternoon, the seniors can be found sitting around picnic tables under the shade of a tree sharing stories. Ronald Hawkins is fair chairman. Fair hours vary each day during the event, which ends Sept. 25.

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Restaurants and bars Dove’s Cove, Forest City: Tuesday – Karaoke at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday – Line dancing, 5 p.m. unitl Thursday – Open mic JunkPuncher Friday – Live DJ playing top 100 will perform hits tonight at Saturday – Live band: Mother 8 at M2 Loade Restaurant in

Obsessions Beads, Forest City, obsessionsbeads.com: Sept. 18 – Embroidery technique, 1 p.m. Sept. 21 – Copper rain, 6 p.m. Sept. 23 – Fun for your car, 6 p.m. Sept. 25 – Fallen in love, 1 p.m. Sept. 25 – Copper and coins, 3 p.m. Sept. 28 – Stitched hoops, 6 p.m. Sept. 30 – Getting back to basics, 6 p.m.

Off the Beaded Path, Forest City, offthebeadedpathbeadstore.com: Ongoing – Try-it-Tuesdays, brief jewelry-making demos Sept. 18 – Bead club, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 21 – Peyote stitch bangle bracelet, 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 24 – Wire ring workshop, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 25 – Vertigo earrings, 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 28 – Zippity do-da bracelet, 6 to 8 p.m.

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Sept. 30 – Wirelace cascade necklace, 6 to 8 p.m. Good Earth Pottery Studio, Forest City, goodearthpotterystudio. com: Pottery classes – Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 9:30 p.m.; Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Independent study – Tuesdays from 6 to 9:30 p.m.; Wednesdays and

Thursdays from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Red Planet Games & Hobbies, Forest City, redplanethobbies.com: Monday – Family Board Game Night, 6 p.m. Tuesdays — Magic the Gathering Tournament, 6 p.m. Wednesdays — New comic books arrive, Dungeons & Dragons Encounters, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays — The Spoils Tournament, 6 p.m. Fridays — Friday Night Magic

M Squared Restaurant, Spindale, msquaredrestaurant.com: Sept. 17 – JunkPuncher, 8 p.m. Wednesdays – Trivia, 8 p.m.

Arts Rutherford County Visual Artists Guild, Rutherfordton, rcvag.com: Celebration of the Arts Show and sale – Sept. 15-19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday Tryon Fine Arts Center, Tryon, Explore the Arts – first Thursday of every month Continued Page 8C


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2 FAMILY YARD SALE Rfdtn: 214 Charlotte Rd. Sat. 8A-12P Great bargains! No early sales. Cancel if rain

2 family yard sale, FC, 135 Maryland Dr., off Piney Ridge behind ICC, Fri. & Sat. 7A-1P. Lots of everything

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3 FAMILY Ellenboro: Corner of Henrietta St. & Ellenboro-Henrietta Rd. Friday & Saturday 8A-until Freezer, birds, large women's clothes, butcher knives

Huge Garage Sale: Rfdtn: 1650 Maple Creek Rd., Fri. & Sat., 7A-6P. Too many excellent items to mention

Multi-family 1st time 434 US Hwy 64 past Ruth on right, Sat. 7:30A-until. Adult, childrens' winter clothes 12mo-4T, household, toys, mens stuff, lots more

3 family: Rfdtn: Fairforest Dr. turn left in front of hospital, go about 1 mile, turn right into Forest Hills, follow signs. Sat., 8A-until Lots of household items, toys, collectibles, all size clothes, shoes, including children and women's plus sizes 4 family - FC: 356 Aqua Dr. off Hudlow, Fri 3P-until., Sat. 7A-until. Antiques, furn., household, crafts, collectibles, holiday, toys, home interior and more 4 FAMILY YARD SALE FC: 281 Carolina Avenue Sat. 7A-11A Name brand clothes, shoes, household, toys, furniture, and misc. Corner of Goodes Creek & Hamrick Rd. (look for signs) Fri. only 7A-til Good, reasonable 0-15mo. girl clothes, baby access., antiques, lamps, furn., quilt, ladies clothes, dishes

FC: 1155 Doggett Rd.,Sat. 8A-1P, kids/Jr. clothes, toys, household, Avon GIANT YARD SALE Rfdtn: 262 Fernwood Dr. Fri. & Sat. 7A-4P Antiques, furniture, Christmas decor, lodge cookware, jewelry, golf clubs, candles, much more!

Huge neighborhood sale: Shiloh, Canterbury Dr. off Baber Rd., Sat., 7A-3P Furn., appliances, Coke collectibles, too much to list MULTI FAMILY FC: Old Ross Rd. (off Whiteside Rd.) Sat. 7A-until Car, gas log fireplace, household items, clothing and more! Rfdtn: 150 Crescent St., Sat. 8A-4P. Pedestal sink, vacuum cleaner, quality clothing, books, toys, household Rfdtn: 2nd Annual Gilbert Town Yard Sale off Broyhill Rd.: More than 10 families participating, Sat. 7A-until Wee Runs Consignment Sale White Oaks Plaza, 1639 US Hwy 74 Bypass, Spindale (previously Steve & Barry's, beside Burke's Outlet in the Big Lots Complex) Children's Fall & Winter Clothing, Toys, Equipment, Furniture and Maternity Clothing SALE DATES Sat. 9/18 8A-6P, Sun. 9/19 1P-5P, Mon.-Fri. 9/20-9/24 Open Daily 10A-2P, Sat. 9/25 8A-6P & Sun. 9/26 1P-5P September 25th & 26th are Discount days; most items will be 1/2 price. Sun. 9/26 6P-9P are Clearance Hours w/Price Reductions up to 70% off!!! 245-4374 www.WeeRuns.com

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PART TIME WEEKEND COOK NEEDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 277

Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Oliver A. Morard and Linda Morard, married to each other and Ronald Berg and Ruth Berg married to PRLAP, Inc., Trustee(s), which was dated October 16, 2006 and recorded on October 20, 2006 in Book 923 at Page 435, Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on September 29, 2010 at 1:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rutherford County, North Carolina, to wit: Being All Of Lot 129 as shown on survey by R. L. Greene, PLS entitled GreyRock Subdivision Phase 1B as recorded in Plat Book 25 at Page 206, said plat being one of a series of plats recorded in Plat Book 25, Page 205 through Page 208 of the Rutherford County, NC Registry, reference to said recorded plats being made for a more particular description of said Lot 129. Together With And Subject To all easements, restrictions and rights of ways of record and an nonexclusive appurtenant easement for ingress, egress and regress is conveyed over and upon all private subdivision roads for GreyRock at Lake Lure as shown on the above described plats and the plats for Phase 1A as shown on plats recorded in Plat Book 25, at Pages 188 through 192, plats for 1B as shown on plats recorded in Plat Book 25 at Pages 205 through Page 208, plats for Phase 2A as shown on plats recorded in Plat Book 26, Pages 114 through Pages 118 and to the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for GreyRock as recorded in Book 858, at Page 122 of the Rutherford County 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 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.

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Attention: Sonia Crisp - Administrator EOE

Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as: 129 Scenic Park Drive, Lake Lure, NC 28746 Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are The 129 Grey Rock Trust. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Brock & Scott, PLLC Substitute Trustee Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 10-02796-FC01, 746776 9/17, 09/24/2010

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0563 Misc. Items for Sale For sale slate pool table and supplies $800, poker card table $350, both in excellent cond. Call 828-223-8946 For Sale: 2 big oil drums with stands. $75. Call 286-3501 or 828-447-8787 FOR SALE: FOOSBALL TABLE Almost new condition! $150 Call 657-4976 For Sale: Large chest type freezer $50. Call 286-3501 or 828-447-8787

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CLASSIFIEDS! NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the estate of BURRELL FRANCIS WOOD of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said BURRELL FRANCIS WOOD to present them to the undersigned on or before the 27th 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 27th day of August, 2010. Gail Quinn, Executor 108 Westmore Dr. Ellenboro, NC 28040 NOTICE OF SALE Pursuant to the provisions of G.S. 44A-40, various items of personal property contained in Self-Storage Unit(s): 108 - Charity Davis, 223 - Henry Tate, 314 - Katie Watkins, will be sold at public auction at Palmetto Storage on Friday, September 24, 2010 at exactly 10:00 AM, 903 W. Main Street, Forest City, NC 28043. Sale is being made to satisfy the Self Storage LIEN on said goods for storage charges due and unpaid. Due notice has been given. Management reserves the right to remove any unit from the sale list process prior to the commencement of the auction. Marie C. Eckard, Manager 248-3141 Palmetto Storage 903 W. Main Street Forest City, NC 28043

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NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY 10-SP-394 UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Kevin J. Hamby and Cindy A. Hamby, dated May 26, 2005 and recorded on May 26, 2005, in Book No. 841, at Page 468 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina; and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness secured thereby and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements contained therein and, pursuant to demand of the holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will place for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at Rutherford County Courthouse, Rutherfordton, North Carolina on September 28, 2010 at 12:00 PM that parcel of land, including improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the City of Rutherfordton, County of Rutherford, State of North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: TRACT ONE Situate, lying and being in Green Hill Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, and situate on the Cove Road just North of Pleasant Grove Church property, and being the Southeastern part of a 41 acre tract heretofore conveyed by Edgar N. Elliott, Jr, to Edgar N. Elliott, Sr, and wife by deed dated February 28, 1957, and recorded in Rutherford County Registry in Deed Book 235, Page 251, and being described herein as surveyed by W.O. Justice, Surveyor, in June 1962, as follows: BEGINNING on a stone on the East side of Cove Road the Northeast corner of Pleasant Grove Church property and Southeast corner of the aforesaid 41 acre tract, and running thence with the East side of the paved Cove Road North 19 West 334 feet to an iron pin on the East edge of the road, a new corner, thence a new line South 59 West 195 feet to an iron pin, a new corner, thence another new line South 30 East 330 feet to an iron pin in the old line and in the church line, thence with the old line and the Church line North 59 East 132 feet to the BEGINNING, containing 1 1/4 acres, more or less. Being the same property as that described in Deed Book 413, Page 221, Rutherford County Registry Tax Map 587-1-19 TRACT TWO Situate, lying and being in Green Hill Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, on the west side of State Road Number 1001, Cove Road, and being the southern portion of that tract of land described in Deed Book 584 at Page 167 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being shown on Tax Map 587 Block 1 a portion of Parcel 22 in the Office of the Tax Supervisor of Rutherford County, and being described herein to a survey and plat by Professional Surveying Services on May 23, 2001, as follows: BEGINNING on an iron pin, the southwest corner of Daniel James Kurkendall and wife, as described in Deed Book 413 at Page 221 Rutherford County Registry, said point being located South 70 degrees 37 minutes 51 seconds West 121.48 feet from a PK nail located at the point where the centerline of the Cove Road is intersected by the centerline of Paris Road, State Road 1347, runs thence from said beginning corner and with the line of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church as described in Deed Book 642 at Page 802, Rutherford County Registry South 59 degrees 40 minutes 05 seconds West 1117.68 feet to a nail set in an existing rock pile at an old fence corner in the line of Judd Hicks Rhodes and wife as described in Deed Book 347 at Page 602, runs thence with the line of Rhodes North 33 degrees 54 minutes 40 seconds West 371.54 feet to a new iron pin corner, runs thence new lines as follows North 59 degrees 08 minutes 23 seconds East 492.07 feet to a new iron set on east side of branch, North 26 degrees 51 minutes 08 seconds East 629.80 feet to an existing iron pin in a gully, the southwest corner of Donald Ray Mode et ux as described in Deed Book 652 at Page 346, runs thence with the line of Mode North 79 degrees 18 minutes 59 seconds East 398.18 feet, crossing an existing iron pin at 372.11 feet, to a point in the centerline of Cove Road, runs thence with the centerline of Cove Road South 16 degrees 52 minutes 12 seconds East 87.68 feet, South 16 degrees 03 minutes 22 seconds East 98.51 feet and South 15 degrees 33 minutes 05 seconds East 74.55 feet to the northeast corner of Kurkendall as referred to above, runs thence with Kurkendall South 59 degrees 40 minutes 05 seconds West 185.98 feet to an iron pin and South 29 degrees 19 minutes 55 seconds East 330.00 feet to the point and place of BEGINNING, containing 14.25 acres according to said survey Being the same property as that described in Deed Book 802, Page 85, Rutherford County Registry Tax Map 587-1-22. Less and except that 4.65 acre tract released from tract two by a Deed of Release recorded in Book 941 at Page 751 in the Rutherford County Public Registry. Address of property: 1395 Cove Road, Rutherfordton, NC 28139 Present Record Owners: Kevin J. Hamby and Cindy A. Hamby The terms of the sale are that the real property hereinbefore described will be sold for cash to the highest bidder. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. In the event that the Owner and Holder or its intended assignee is exempt from paying the same, the successful bidder shall be required to pay revenue stamps on the Trustee’s Deed, and any Land Transfer Tax. The real property hereinabove described is being offered for sale “AS IS, WHERE IS” and will be sold subject to all superior liens, unpaid taxes, and special assessments. Other conditions will be announced at the sale. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required. If the Trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the Trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the Trustee, in its sole discretion, if it believes the challenge to have merit, may declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential With Less Than 15 Rental Units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a bona fide lease or tenancy may have additional rights pursuant to Title VII of 5.896 - Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act which became effective on May 20, 2009. Dated: September 7, 2010 David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC Attorneys for David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee 2550 West Tyvola Road Suite 520 Charlotte, NC 28217 704-442-9500 3647; 929.0001744; 30029022

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF RUTHERFORD NOTICE OF SALE UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Avery Ted Cashion III and Joan Cashion, dated December 10, 2008, and recorded in Book 1028 at page 547 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County; and under and by virtue of the authority vested in the undersigned as Substitute Trustee by that certain instrument recorded in Book 1006 at Page 611 the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County; and under and by virtue of that certain Authorization, Findings and Order entered by the Clerk of Superior Court of Rutherford County on September 8, 2010, and of record in File 10 SP 368, default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust and the said Deed of Trust being by its terms subject to foreclosure, and the holder of the indebtedness thereby secured having demanded the foreclosure thereof for the purpose of satisfying said indebtedness, and due notice having been given to those entitled to same, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction, to the highest bidder, for cash, at the Courthouse door in Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, North Carolina, at 12:00 Noon, on September 30, 2010, the land conveyed in said Deed of Trust, the same being owned of record by Avery Ted Cashion III and Joan Cashion, and being more particularly described as follows: TRACT II: Lot 23 A, Lurewoods Manor BEING all of Lot #23 A Revised containing 3.00 acres as shown on plat duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rutherford County, NC in Plat Book 26 at Page 291, to which reference is hereby made for a more full and complete description. ALSO BEING all of that same property described in a deed recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rutherford County in Deed Book 888, at Page 632. TOGETHER with all those rights and interest in that certain easement and right of way agreement recorded in Deed Book 864 at page 239, Rutherford County Registry. TRACT III: Lot 24 E, Lurewoods Manor BEING all of Lot 24 E as shown on a plat thereof recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rutherford County in Plat Book 19, at Page 11, reference to which is hereby made for a more particular description of said lot. ALSO BEING all of that same property described in a deed recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rutherford County in Deed Book 895, at Page 643. TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO easements, rights of way and restrictions of record. Together with all the buildings, fixtures and improvements thereon, and all rights, easements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging, including all heating, plumbing, ventilating, lighting goods, equipment and other tangible and intangible property, attached to or reasonably necessary to the use of such premises. The aforesaid sale will be made subject to all encumbrances existing prior to the recording of the above-referenced Deed of Trust, including all valid and enforceable liens and also will be subject to all taxes and special assessments outstanding against the property. The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representatives of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Should the property be purchased by a party other than the holder of the Deed of Trust being foreclosed, that purchaser must pay, in addition to the amount bid, the following items: (i) the tax required by N.C. Gen. Stat. Section 7A-308(a)(1) of Forty-five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100) of the bid amount up to a maximum tax of Five Hundred Dollars ($500), and (ii) the excise tax on conveyance required by N.C. Gen. Stat. Section 105-228.28 et seq. of One Dollar ($1) per Five Hundred Dollars ($500) or fractional part thereof of the bid amount. The successful bidder at sale may be required to make an immediate cash deposit of the greater of five percent (5%) of the amount bid or Seven Hundred Fifty and no/100 Dollars ($750.00). The upset bids procedure of North Carolina General Statute Section 45-21.27 is applicable to this sale. The following applies if the property being sold is residential real property with less than 15 rental units: (1) Pursuant to NCGS Section 45-21.29, the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold may issue an order of possession of the property in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession. (2) Any person who occupies residential real property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving this notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. The tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Date of Notice: September 8, 2010 ________________________________ Walter W. Pitt, Jr. Substitute Trustee P.O. Box 21029 Winston-Salem, NC 27120-1029 336-722-3700

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North Carolina, Rutherford County NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 280

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 325

Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Timothy J. McCarthy aka Timothy McCarthy to PRLAP, INC., Trustee(s), which was dated February 1, 2008 and recorded on February 5, 2008 in Book 994 at Page 161, Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on September 29, 2010 at 1:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rutherford County, North Carolina, to wit:

Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Amy Marie Anders to Peter F. Makowiecki, Trustee(s), which was dated September 6, 2007 and recorded on September 7, 2007 in Book 975 at Page 497, Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on September 28, 2010 at 01:00PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rutherford County, North Carolina, to wit:

BEING all of LOT 430, Phase 3A as shown on subdivision plat for GREYROCK AT LAKE LURE SUBDIVISION PHASE 3A recorded in Plat Book 26, at Page234, said plat being one of a series of plats recorded in Plat Book 26, Pages 231 through 234, revised in Plat Book 27, Pages 147 through 150 all of the Rutherford County, NC Registry, reference to said plats being made for a more particular description of said lot.

Situate, lying and being in Cool Springs Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being Lot Number 6 of Edgewood Subdivision as shown on Plat Book 6, Page 5A, and lying North of Edgewood Drive and being the same property as that described in Deed Book 629, Page 40 and being described as follows: BEGINNING at an existing iron pin located on the Northern curb of Edgewood Drive, said beginning existing iron pin being common Southernmost corner of the tract described herein and the Proctor property described in Deed Book 396, Page 394 and running thence from said beginning existing iron pin along and with the Proctor boundary North 05 degrees 52 minutes 51 seconds East 187.36 feet to an existing iron pin located in the Southern boundary of the Shehan property described in Deed Book 593, Page 395; thence leaving the Proctor boundary and running along and with the Shehan boundary South 85 degrees 45 minutes 14 seconds East 100,00 feet to a point, said point being the common corner of the tract described herein, the Shehan property, and the Upton property in Deed Book 347, Page 25, thence leaving the Shehan boundary and running along and with the Upton boundary on the following calls; South 05 degrees 13 minutes 52 seconds West 99.78 feet to an existing iron pin; thence South 85 degrees 19 minutes 43 seconds East 98.34 feet to an existing iron pin, said pin being the common Northernmost corner of the tract described herein and the Wilson property described in Deed Book 228, Page 50; thence leaving the Upton boundary and running along and with the Wilson boundary, South 02 degrees 06 minutes 15 seconds West 99.94 feet to an existing iron pin, said pin marking the common Westernmost corner of the Wilson property and the Iwerks property described in Deed Book 228, page 279, thence leaving the Wilson boundary and running along and with the Iwerks boundary South 02 degrees 06 minutes 15 seconds West 9.32 feet to an existing iron pin, said pin marking the common Easternmost corner of the tract described herein and the Butler property described in Deed Book 509, Page 315; thence leaving the Iwerks boundary and running along and with the Butler boundary North 85 degrees 56 minutes 42 seconds west 151.77 feet to an existing iron pin located on the curb of Edgewood Drive; thence leaving the Butler boundary and running along and with Edgewood Drive on the following calls: thence a curve to the left having a radius 23.39 feet, an arc of 35.49 feet, and subtended by a chord North 41 degrees 28 minutes 55 seconds West 32.18 feet to a point; thence North 84 degrees 56 minutes 52 seconds West 31.24 feet to a point and place of BEGINNING, and containing 0.72 acres, more or less. And being that same property as conveyed by Deed dated February 1, 2007, from Priority Trustee Services, of NC., LLC., Substitute Trustee to Marshall Hardin and of record in Deed Book 925 at Page 524, Rutherford County Registry. ALSO BEING the same and identical property as described in Deed dated February 21, 2007 to Hardin Brothers and recorded in Deed Book 926 at Page 353, Rutherford County Registry.

Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as: Lot 430 High Windy Drive, Lake Lure, NC 28746 Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are The 430A Grey Rock Trust. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Brock & Scott, PLLC Substitute Trustee Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 10-05958-FC01, 745993 9/17, 09/24/2010

North Carolina, Rutherford County AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 111 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by William R. Breen, Jr. and wife Noelia D. Breen to Robert L. Mebane, Trustee(s), which was dated April 23, 2003 and recorded on April 29, 2003 in Book 0726 at Page 0175, Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on September 28, 2010 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rutherford County, North Carolina, to wit: Situate lying and being in Chimney Rock Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina and being the remaining portion of the property described in Deed Book 553, Page 650 and being described in accordance with a new plat of survey done by Professional Surveying Services dated February 26, 2001 as follows: Beginning at an existing PK nail set in the centerline of the intersection of Bills Creek Road, S.R. 1008, and Howell Road, S.R. 1372, and running thence from said beginning PK nail along the centerline of Bills Creek Road South 07 degrees 19 minutes 11 seconds West 33.65 feet to a new iron pin, said pin marking the common easternmost corner of the tract described herein and the Wilkerson property described in Deed Book 526, Page 522; thence leaving the centerline of Bills Creek Road and running along and with the Wilkerson boundary on the following calls: North 38 degrees 41 minutes 15 seconds West 24.75 feet to a point; thence North 56 degrees 34 minutes 36 seconds West 206.95 feet to a PK nail in Howell Road; thence North 64 degrees 00 minutes 21 seconds West 126.67 feet to a PK nail, said nail being the common northernmost corner of the aforesaid Wilkerson property and the Robinson property described in Deed Book 633, Page 168; thence leaving the Wilkerson boundary and running along and with Howell Road and the Robinson boundary North 67 degrees 17 minutes 39 seconds West 56.47 feet to a PK nail, said PK nail marking the common southernmost corner of the tract described herein and the Wilson property described in Deed Book 702, Page 273; thence leaving Howell Road and running along and with the Wilson boundary on the following calls: North 60 degrees 56 minutes 26 seconds East 138.54 feet , passing an existing iron pin at 22.36 feet, to an existing iron pin; thence North 27 degrees 14 minutes 33 seconds West 213.94 feet to an existing iron pin located in the Dalton property described in Deed Book 671, Page 559; thence leaving the Wilson boundary and running along and with the Dalton boundary North 56 degrees 53 minutes 15 seconds East 180.69 feet to an existing iron pin located in the Dalton boundary described in Deed Book 484, Page 63; thence running with said Dalton boundary South 43 degrees 16 minutes 27 seconds East 135.99 feet to an existing iron pin located in the western boundary of the Wilkerson property described in Deed Book 629, Page 447; thence leaving the Dalton boundary and running along and with the Wilkerson boundary on the following calls: South 03 degrees 31 minutes 49 seconds East 134.73 feet to an existing iron pin; thence South 30 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East 157.76 feet to an existing iron pin; thence South 06 degrees 15 minutes 42 seconds East 112.93 feet, passing a new iron pin at 66.57 feet to a PK nail set in the centerline of Bills Creek Road; thence running along and with the centerline of Bills Creek Road South 09 degrees 44 minutes 56 seconds West 51.85 feet to the point and place of beginning and containing 2.36 acres, more or less. See copy of plat in Deed of Trust Book 616, Page 518. Tax Map 535-1-20. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as: 120 Howell Road, Lake Lure, NC 28746 Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are William R. Breen, Jr.. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Brock & Scott, PLLC Substitute Trustee Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 09-06532-FC02, 741996 9/17, 09/24/2010

Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as: 152 Edgewood Drive, Forest City, NC 28043 Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Amy Marie Anders. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Brock & Scott, PLLC Substitute Trustee Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 10-12878-FC01, 745271 9/17, 09/24/2010


The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Friday, September 17, 2010 — 5C North Carolina, Rutherford County

North Carolina, Rutherford County NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 174

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 289

Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Lorraine Baker aka Lorraine A. Baker and Fredrick H. Baker, married to each other to PRLAP, INC., Trustee(s), which was dated May 31, 2007 and recorded on June 1, 2007 in Book 960 at Page 156, Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on September 29, 2010 at 1:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rutherford County, North Carolina, to wit:

Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Jean A. Scarpa, and husband, Bernard T. Scarpa and Jim Vandelaer and wife, Anja Bal to PRLAP, INC., Trustee(s), which was dated October 4, 2005 and recorded on October 4, 2005 in Book 863 at Page 689, Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on September 29, 2010 at 01:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rutherford County, North Carolina, to wit:

Being all of Lot 266 as shown on survey by R.L. Greene, PLS entitled GreyRock Subdivision Phase 2A as recorded in Plat Book 26 at Page 115, said plat being one of a series of plats recorded in Plat Book 26, Page 114 through Page 118 of the Rutherford County, NC Registry, reference to said recorded plats being made for a more particular description of said Lot. Subject To a grading easement which runs the full length of Catamount Ridge Trail. Together With And Subject To all easements, restrictions and rights of ways of record and an 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 1B as shown on plats recorded in Plat Book 25 at Pages 205 through Page 208, plats for Phase 2A as shown on plats recorded in Plat Book 26, Pages 114 through Pages 118 and to the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for GreyRock as recorded in Book 858, at Page 122 of the Rutherford County 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.

BEING all of Lot 227 as shown on survey by R. L. Greene, PLS entitled “Greyrock Subdivision Phase 2A as recorded in Plat Book 26 at Page 114, 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 227. TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO all easements, restrictions and rights of ways of record and a nonexclusive appurtenant easement for ingress, egress and regress is conveyed over and upon all private subdivision roads for GreyRock at lake Lure as shown on the above-described plats and the plats for Phase 1A 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. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record.

Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as: Lot 266 Catamount Ridge Trail, Lake Lure, NC 28746 Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing.

Said property is commonly known as: Lot 227 Grey Rock Parkway, Lake Lure, NC 28746 Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing.

Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are 266A GreyRock Trust.

Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Bernard T. Scarpa and wife, Jean A. Scarpa & James Vandelaer and wife, Anja Bal.

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

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

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

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

Brock & Scott, PLLC Substitute Trustee Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 10-03067-FC01, 746048 9/17, 09/24/2010

Brock & Scott, PLLC Substitute Trustee Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 10-04609-FC01, 746049 9/17, 09/24/2010

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CLASSIFIEDS! North Carolina, Rutherford County AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 149 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Jill Anne Lycan aka Jill Lycan, unmarried to PRLAP, INC., Trustee(s), which was dated November 30, 2006 and recorded on November 30, 2006 in Book 929 at Page 822, Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on September 29, 2010 at 1:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rutherford County, North Carolina, to wit: BEING ALL OF Lot 31 as shown on survey by R. L. Greene, PLS entitled GreyRock Subdivision Phase 1A as recorded in Plat Book 25 at Page 166, said plat being one of a series of plats recorded in Plat Book 25, Page 165 through Page 169 revised in Plat Book 188 through Page 192 of the Rutherford County, NC Registry, reference to said recorded plats being made for a more particular description of said Lot 31. TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO all easements, restrictions and rights of ways of record and an 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 1B as shown on plats recorded in Plat Book 25 at Pages 205 through Page 208, plats for Phase 2A as shown on plats recorded in Plat Book 26, Pages 114 through Pages 118 and to the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for GreyRock as recorded in Book 858, at Page 122 of the Rutherford County 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. SUBJECT TO a grading easement the full length of GreyRock Parkway. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as: Lot 31 Grey Rock, Lake Lure, NC 28746 Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Jill Anne Lycan. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Brock & Scott, PLLC Substitute Trustee Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 10-03191-FC01, 745165 9/17, 09/24/2010

North Carolina, Rutherford County NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 299 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Michael T. Meggison aka Micahel T. Meggison and Mary B. Meggison married to each other and Carrie Hughes, unmarried and Sherry Woodruff, unmarried to PRLAP, INC., Trustee(s), which was dated November 17, 2005 and recorded on November 23, 2005 in Book 872 at Page 703, Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on September 29, 2010 at 01:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rutherford County, North Carolina, to wit: BEING all of Lot 197 as shown on survey by R.L. Greene, PLS entitled “ Greyrock Subdivision Phase 2A as recorded in Plat Book 26 at Page 117, 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 197. TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO all easements, restrictions and rights of ways of record and a nonexclusive appurtenant easement for ingress, egress and regress is conveyed over and upon all private subdivision roads for GreyRock at Lake Lure as shown on the above-described plats and the plats for Phase 1A 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. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as: Lot 197 Grey Rock, Lake Lure, NC 28746 Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Michael T. Meggison and wife, Mary B. Meggison and Carrie Hughes and Sherry Woodruff. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Brock & Scott, PLLC Substitute Trustee Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 10-03107-FC01, 746045 9/17, 09/24/2010


6C — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Friday, September 17, 2010 North Carolina, Rutherford County

North Carolina, Rutherford County NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 290

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 294

Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Zalak Sheth unmarried to PRLAP, INC., Trustee(s), which was dated June 8, 2007 and recorded on June 8, 2007 in Book 961 at Page 103, Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on September 29, 2010 at 1:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rutherford County, North Carolina, to wit:

Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Troy Shiflett, a single man to Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, Trustee(s), which was dated February 29, 2008 and recorded on February 29, 2008 in Book 997 at Page 272, Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on September 29, 2010 at 1:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rutherford County, North Carolina, to wit:

BEING ALL of Lot 566 as shown on survey by R.L. Greene, PLS entitled “GreyRock Subdivision” Phase 3 B as recorded in Plat Book 26 at Page 240, said plat being one of a series of plats recorded in Plat Book 26 PAges 235 through 242 revised in Plat Book 27, Page 156 being on of a series of plats recorded in Plat Book 27 Page 151 through 158 of the Rutherford County, NC Registry, reference to said recorded plats being made for a more particular description of said Lot. SUBJECT TO a grading easement which runs the full length of Lake Forest Drive. TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO all easements, restrictions and rights of ways of record and a nonexclusive appurtenant easement for ingress, egress and regress is conveyed over and upon all private subdivision roads for GreyRock at Lake Lure as shown on the above-described plats and the plats for Phase 1A and 1B, Phase 2A and 2B, of Greyrock and the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for GreyRock at Lake Lure as recorded in Book 658, at Page 122 of the Rutherford County, NC Registry and also recorded in Book 3827, Page 764 of the Buncombe County NC Registry (herein “Declarations”). BEING a portion of that property conveyed to LR Buffalo Creek, LLC a Georgia limited liability company by deeds recorded in Book 855, Page 816 of the Rutherford County, NC Registry and in Book 3793, at Page 665 of the Buncombe County, NC Registry.

Description of Property Situate, lying and being in Cool Springs Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, being the same and identical property as described in Deed recorded in Deed Book 927, Page 869, Rutherford County Registry, and being described according to said Deed as follows: Situate, lying and being in Cool Springs Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, being the same and identical property as described in Deed recorded in Deed Book 701, Page 116, Rutherford County Registry, and being described according to said Deed as follows: Situate, lying and being in Cool Springs Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, being the same property as described in Deed dated March 18, 1997 from J.T. Davis, Inc. to Tony Lee Clare recorded in Deed Book 687, Page 415, Rutherford County Registry and described according to said Deed as follows: Being the same property as described in Deed from Dale Davis Smith and wife, Janice S. Smith to J.W. Davis Company, Inc. dated January 31, 1978 and recorded in Deed Book 390, Page 758, Rutherford County Registry, the property hereby conveyed being described according to said Deed as follows: Lying and being on the North side of Wilkins Street and being Lot Number 16-C in Block “C” of Map 1 of the S.G. Bridges Farm as shown in plat recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 118 in the office of the Register of Deeds for Rutherford County, to which plat reference is hereby made for a full and complete description of the lot herein conveyed.

Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as: Lot 566 Grey Rock Parkway, Lake Lure, NC 28746 Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are The 566 Grey Rock Trust. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Brock & Scott, PLLC Substitute Trustee Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 10-04610-FC01, 745973 9/17, 09/24/2010

Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as: 104 Wilkins Street, Forest City, NC 28043 Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Troy Shiflett. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Brock & Scott, PLLC Substitute Trustee Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 10-03884-FC01, 746209 9/17, 09/24/2010

North Carolina, Rutherford County AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 151 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Roger S Pinkham and Jennifer Pinkham, married to each other to PRLAP, Inc., Trustee(s), which was dated May 22, 2007 and recorded on May 23, 2007 in Book 958 at Page 233, Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on September 29, 2010 at 1:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rutherford County, North Carolina, to wit: Being all of Lot 44, Phase 1A, as shown on subdivision plat for GreyRock at Lake Lure Subdivision, recorded in Plat Book 25 at Page 191, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rutherford County, North Carolina, said plat being one of a series of plats recorded in Plat Book 25, Pages 18892, all of the Rutherford County, NC, Registry; reference being hereby made to said recorded plat for a more particular metes and bounds description, pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes, Section 47-30(g). This conveyance is made 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 the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for GreyRock at Lake Lure as recorded in Book 858, Page 122, of the Rutherford County, NC, Registry, and also recorded in Book 3827, Page 764, of the Buncombe County, NC, Registry (hereinafter the “Declarations”). This conveyance is further made 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 lines to be installed upon the lots. Each lot is conveyed together with appurtenant easements for all shared water lines and wells making up the water system as the same may or will be installed in the reserved easement areas as set forth on all record plats and described in the Declarations. The above described property is identical to that conveyed to Roger S. Pinkham and Jennifer T. Pinkham, married to each other, by that certain deed from LR Buffalo Creek, LLC, a Georgia limited liability company, by and through its attorney in fact and authorized agent, Marie A. Fox, dated April 12, 2005, and recorded on April 15, 2005, in Book 870 at Page 598, Rutherford County Registry. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as: Lot 44 on Falling Leaf Court, Lake Lure, NC 28746 Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Roger S. Pinkham and wife, Jennifer T. Pinkham. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Brock & Scott, PLLC Substitute Trustee Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 10-03723-FC01, 744045 9/17, 09/24/2010

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY 10-SP-369 UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Perry Nelson Richardson, dated January 4, 2006 and recorded on January 5, 2006, in Book No. 879, at Page 620 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina; and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness secured thereby and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements contained therein and, pursuant to demand of the holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will place for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at Rutherford County Courthouse, Rutherfordton, North Carolina on September 21, 2010 at 10:00 AM that parcel of land, including improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the City of Chimney Rock, County of Rutherford, State of North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Situate lying and being in Chimney Rock Township, Rutherford County North Carolina and being lot #45 and lot #47 of block C of Chimney Rock Terraces as shown on plat recorded in Plat Book 1 Page 56, Rutherford County Registry and being described by meets and bounds as follows: BEGINNING at a new iron pin on the Northern edge of Terrace Avenue (Sr. 1300) said iron pin lying 15.19 feet from the center line of said road and also being the Southeast corner of the Sudia Mae Godfrey property as shown under 91E/474 (will) and Deed Book 178 Page 458 and running thence with Godfrey’s line North 13 deg. 33 min. 12 sec. East 116.01 feet to a point in the Southern edge of Mountain View Avenue (unopened); thence running with the Southern edge of Mountain View Avenue South 69 deg. 30 min. 06 sec. East 100.00 feet to an iron pin same being the Northwest corner of the Harold Eugene Baker and George William Hodges’ lands as described in Deed Book 387 Page 312 Rutherford County Registry; thence running with the common line of Banker and Hodges’ (Lot 49) South 13 deg. 25 min. 02 sec. West 113.54 feet to an iron pin in the Northern edge of Terrace Avenue, thence running with the Northern edge of Terrace Avenue North 70 deg. 55 min. 31 sec. West 100.00 feet to the point and place of BEGINNING and containing 0.26 acres according to a map and survey by Professional Surveying and Engineering Services under map #18346 S dated November 14, 1996 to which reference is hereby made. Address of property: 317 Terrace Drive, Chimney Rock, NC 28720 Present Record Owners: Perry Nelson Richardson The terms of the sale are that the real property hereinbefore described will be sold for cash to the highest bidder. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. In the event that the Owner and Holder or its intended assignee is exempt from paying the same, the successful bidder shall be required to pay revenue stamps on the Trustee’s Deed, and any Land Transfer Tax. The real property hereinabove described is being offered for sale “AS IS, WHERE IS” and will be sold subject to all superior liens, unpaid taxes, and special assessments. Other conditions will be announced at the sale. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required. If the Trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the Trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the Trustee, in its sole discretion, if it believes the challenge to have merit, may declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential With Less Than 15 Rental Units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a bona fide lease or tenancy may have additional rights pursuant to Title VII of 5.896 - Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act which became effective on May 20, 2009. Dated: August 31, 2010 David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC Attorneys for David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee 2550 West Tyvola Road, Suite 520 Charlotte, NC 28217 704-442-9500 1712; 8746.088; 30028873


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Union Mills Learning Center, Union Mills, unionmillslearningcenter.org: Bluegrass – Every Friday in the auditorium, 7 p.m.; $5, younger than 12 free; concessions start at 6 p.m.; this week’s concert features George Watson, South Mountain Connection, Fibergrass and more.

The Foundation, Spindale, foundationshows.com: Nearly Lear – Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m. Sister Chicks for Christ Ladies Night Out – Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m. Jon Reep – Oct. 21, 8 p.m. Otherwise Known As Sheila the Great – Oct. 27, 10 a.m. and noon Harold and the Purple Crayon – Nov. 2, 10 a.m. and noon Pianafiddle – Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m. The Littlest Angel – Dec. 2, 10 a.m. and noon Kathy Mattea – Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. James Gregory – Jan. 21, 8 p.m. Chamber Orchestra Kremlin – Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. A Second Helping: The Church Basement Ladies Sequel – March 10, 2 and 7:30 p.m. John Davidson – March 21, 7:30 p.m. Stuart Little – March 31, 10 a.m. and noon Dr. Etta, Family Specialist – April 1, 8 p.m. We the People – April 6, 10 a.m.

Tryon Little Theater, Tryon, tltinfo.org: “Welcome to Mitford” – Sept. 23-26 and Sept. 30-Oct. 3 “MonkY Business” – Nov. 11 “Oliver!” – Feb. 11-20 “Done to Death” – April 28-May 8

Theatre UNCA, Asheville, drama. unca.edu: One-actplays by Tennessee Williams (“The Long Goodbye,” “Hello from Bertha” and “The Lady of Larkspur Lotion”) – Sept. 23-25

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Dance N Play in Spanish, Rutherfordton: Latin dancing classes for adults – Thursdays from 6 to 7:15 p.m., $35/ month

Latin dancing classes for children – Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., $35/month Zumba – Monday through Friday evenings, Saturdays 10 to 11 a.m. Drum lessons – Tuesdays at 4 p.m. (limited to two students per class), $38/month (includes student booklet) Chimney Rock Park, Chimney Rock, chimneyrockpark.com: What’s Blooming in Fall – Sept. 1-30; Oct. 1-31; Nov. 1-16 Hammered Dulcimer with John Mason – Sept. 2 and 3, 5 and 6, 15, 17, 19, 23-25 and 30; Oct. 1, 3, 28 and 31; Nov. 1, 4, 26, 27 and 28 Fall Homeschool Day – Sept. 8 Naturalist series, Birding – Sept. 25 and 26 Flock to the Rock – Sept. 25 and 26 Simon Says Guided Bird Walk, Southbound Migration – Oct. 10 Naturalist Series, Color Me Curious – Oct. 16 Shutterbugs Nature Photography Workshop – Oct. 23 and 24 Fall Girl Scout Day – Nov. 6 Naturalist Series, Backyard Habitats – Nov. 20 Santa on the Chimney – Dec. 4, 11 Winter Homeschool Day – Dec. 8 Naturalist Series, Handmade Holidays – Dec. 18 KidSenses Children’s Museum, Rutherfordton, kidsenses.com: Sept. 17 – Football Friday night Sept. 18 – Mollie Magic Sept. 24 – Pajama Party Sept. 25 – Farm Day: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tri-Cit Tailgate Farmer’s Market; crafts, exhibits, presentations; first 50 visitors will receive a free mini pumpkin. Broad River Greenway, Boiling Springs, broadrivergreenway.com: Sept. 19 – Birthday Party and Rubber Ducky Regatta, 3 to 5 p.m.; free

Upcoming events North Carolina Mountain State Fair: Held annually at the Western North Carolina Ag Center, the fair features rides, games, exhibits and more; this year’s far is Sept. 10-19; advance tickets are on sale at the Ag Center, WNC Farmer’s Market and at Ingles. For more information, visit

mountainfair.org. SWA Pro Wrestling: Sept. 18, 8 p.m., East Rutherford High School. All proceeds will benefit the East Rutherford High School Wrestling Team. Dirty Dancing Festival: Sept. 17 and 18 in Lake Lure. A lakeside viewing of the movie will be held Friday night (donations accepted) and the all-day festival will be held Saturday with dance lessons, story telling sessions, music and contests. Sponsored by Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber, The Daily Courier and others. For more information, visit dirtydancingfestival.com.

For information, visit www.DCFair. com. Autumn at OZ: Oct. 2-3 in Beech Mountain at the site of the Land of Oz. The event includes live music, a tour of Dorothy’s House, a mini Oz museum, Judy Garland Memorial Overlook Gazebo, visits with Tin Man, Dorothy, Lion and Scarecrow and more. Sessions are at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Tickets are $16.50 in advance and $20 at the event. Tickets are available online at www. visitAutumnatOz.com.

N.C. State Fair: Oct. 14-24 at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. Featuring rides and attractions, exhibits, music and more. Discount Waterfall Crafters 22nd Annual tickets are available now through Craft Show and Sale: Sept. 17 Oct. 14. Adult tickets are $6 in and 18 in Brevard at St. Timothy Methodist Church. Hours are 10 a.m. advance, $8 at the gate. Children’s to 4 p.m. and features juried crafters tickets are $2 in advance or $3 at the gate. Children five and younger and with locally made items. For inforseniors age 65 and older get in free. mation, call Lucie at 828-877-3065. Ride sheets can also be purchased in advance $10 for a sheet of 18 tickets. Southern Women’s Show: For information, including a comOffering savvy shopping, creative plete schedule of events and showcooking ideas, healthy lifestyle tips, times, and to buy fair tickets, visit trendy fashion shows and celebrity ncstatefair.org/2010. guests, the Southern Women’s Show is Sept. 16-19 at The Park (formerly Snuffy Jenkins Festival: Oct. Charlotte Merchandise Mart). Food 16 on the campus of Isothermal Netowrk television star Sandra Lee Community College. This year’s festival will feature Raymond Fairchild, will appear Friday, Sept. 17, at the Phil and Gaye Johnson, Far City show. Show hours are Thursday, 10 Boys and more. The festival coma.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 memorates the heritage of bluegrass p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; music in the area and Dewit “Snuffy” Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults at the door and $8 in Jenkins, an iconic figure from Rutherford County. For more inforadvance online; $5 at the door and mation, visit snuffyjenkinsfestival. online for ages 6 to 12; ages six and com. younger are free with a pyaing adult. For information or to order tickets, Southern Christmas Show: The visit www.southernwomensshow. 43rd Annual Southern Christmas com. Show is set for Nov. 11-21 at The Park (formerly Charlotte Merchandise Dixie Classis Fair: Located in the Mart). The show offers holiday crafts, city of Winston-Salem, this year’s gifts, decorations, festive foods and fair will be held Oct. 1-10. The theme art. Show ares are Monday, Tuesday is “Unleashed.” The 10-day fair feaand Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; tures carnival rides and games, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and entertainment, food and beverages Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets and exhibits for livestock, poultry, can be purchased online or at Harris fine arts and crafts. Teeter locations. For information, Grandstand entertainment visit www.southernchristmasshow. includes: com. Oct. 1 and 7 – Demolition Derby Oct. 2 and 8 – Figure 8 Racing Six Days in November: Third Oct. 3 and 10 – Rodeo annual event in Winston-Salem Nov. Oct. 4 – Jason Michael Carroll 16-21; events include symphony and Oct. 5 – The Tams jazz concerts, theatre, art exhibiOct. 6 – Tenth Avenue North tions, dance, films, food events and Oct. 9 – OTTPA Tractor Pull more.

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