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Wednesday, September 29, 2010, Forest City, N.C.

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High bonds set for suspects in break-in By LARRY DALE Daily Courier Staff Writer

Four hurt in afternoon wreck on Oak Street Page 3A

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RUTHERFORDTON — Bond was set for at least $100,000 apiece for three people charged Tuesday in a home break-in. Michael Jarrett Whitesides, 31, of the 600 block of Sandy Hill; Lisa Laura Nicole Greene, 26, of the 200 block of Aqua Drive; and Lisa Santana, 30, Greene Whitesides Santana of the 100 block of Wilson Street, are each facing charges of first-degree burbond. The others are under $100,000 glary. secured bonds. All three are in the The charges are first-degree felonies Rutherford County Jail. because someone was in the house when Officers from the Rutherford County the break-in happened. Sheriff’s Office were called to the home Whitesides is under a $150,000 secured of Jeffery Scott Toms, on Perennial

Gardens in Rutherfordton, at 3:19 a.m. Tuesday. Toms told officers that he was asleep in the house when he was awakened by someone who was beating on his front door. He looked outside, saw there were several people around the home, and called 911. The incident report says that when Toms did not go to the front door, it was forced open. The suspects started forcing open a bedroom door. The incident report says, “they were stating something about getting their dog.” An officer arrived to detain the suspects just before entry was made into the bedroom.

‘We haven’t been overwhelmed, but we have had to put pets down.’ — Lynne Faltraco, Community Pet Center volunteer

D.J. Augustin tries to hold onto his job Page 7A

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DEATHS Union Mills

Violet Hodge

Forest City

Mary Moore

Ellenboro

Fern Kennedy Elsewhere Agnes Deviney Henry Scruggs Bonnie Ellis Page 5A

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Community Pet Center volunteer Lynne Faltraco answers a call with the assistance of “Reggie,” the office cat, Tuesday at the CPC offices. Each day a kennel inventory list is printed with a number of all the new animals taken into the shelter, as well as notice of those who have found new homes. Faltraco, along with other volunteers, are available at the shelter to assist those interested in adoption.

Shelter reopens, but adoptions wane By JEAN GORDON Daily Courier Staff Writer

RUTHERFORDTON — Two weeks after the Rutherford County Animal Shelter reopened, 83 animals have been euthanized, said Sarah Hartman, an animal control officer. “The interest is not there like it was,” Hartman said, referring to overwhelming interest of pet adoptions during the last week of August, when

officials announced the shelter was closing Sept. 3 for cleaning. Any animals remaining at the shelter Sept. 3 would have to be put down so officials could prepare for improvements. After the announcement, the 84 animals at the animal shelter were adopted in less than a week. Groups and individuals arrived at the shelter daily Please see Shelter, Page 6A

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World War II veterans plan trip to memorial By JEAN GORDON Daily Courier Staff Writer

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FOREST CITY — At least eight World War II veterans from Rutherford County will travel to Washington, D.C. next month to visit the war’s memorial. The veterans are sponsored by three Rotary Clubs in the area and are all traveling with the Flight of Honor organization. Lorna Hill Putnam, of Rutherfordton, who served as a WAVE in the Navy will go on Rotary District 7680’s (Gastonia) fifth Flight of Honor to Washington on Oct. 2. She served from December 1943 to December of 1945 and is the second female World War II veteran to make the Flight of Honor trip. Iris Newton was the first Rutherford County woman to make the Flight of Honor a couple years ago. Davis Poplin of Forest City will travel with the Flight of Honor from Greensboro on Oct. 6. He served in the Navy in the South Pacific and Japan and has recently relocated to Rutherford County from the Winston-Salem area. Leaving from Asheville on Oct. 16 will be six Please see Veterans, Page 6A


2A — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Wednesday, September 29, 2010

local/state OAK STREET WRECK

Four people were taken to Rutherford Hospital on Tuesday afternoon about 5 p.m. when two vehicles collided at Oak Street and U.S. 74A. Sharon Crawley Bostic, 46, of Railroad Street in Mooresboro was driving a Chevrolet Cobalt, making a left turn onto U.S. 74A when a Ford F-150 driven by Emma Derreberry of Henrietta traveled through a red light and struck the Cobalt. According to witnesses at the scene, the light had just changed to red. Bostic’s daughter, Brittany Toms, 20, was a front-seat passenger and her son, Dylan Toms, 15, was riding in the back. Brittany was pinned in briefly. Derreberry was also taken to the hospital. Also assisting were Forest City Fire Department, N.C. Highway Patrol, Crime Control and Rutherford County EMS.

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RALEIGH (AP) — A state agency is telling thousands of long-term unemployed people they may have to refund some of their jobless benefits because they were mistakenly overpaid. The Employment Security Commission made about $28 million in overpayments to jobless North Carolinians over the last two years, The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Tuesday. The ESC last week began sending letters to about 38,000 people who it said were either overpaid or underpaid through no fault of their own. About 15 percent of recipients were underpaid and will be eligible for additional benefits, the agency estimated. Others could apply for a waiver and avoid repayment. The improper payments are the result of the ESC pulling compensation checks from the wrong funding sources and thus overdrawing some accounts, not the result of incorrectly calculating individuals’ benefits, spokesman Larry Parker said. The letters are required by federal law as the ESC manages separate funds corresponding to jobless benefits Congress extended several times, Parker said Tuesday. North Carolina has qualified for an additional extension because of its high unemployment rate. Recipients receiving letters have received unemployment benefits for a year or longer. Each recipient was being mailed between one and six letters depending on the number of times their benefits have been extended. The final letter in the series tallies the amount owed or due to the unemployment claimant, Parker said. “A lot of these folks are not going to end up owing us money,” he said. Nikki Winterholler, 35, of Raleigh, has received two letters since Saturday. The first said she was overpaid $390 for the period April 24 to May 29. The second said she owed $569 for the period from March 6 to April 17. Winterholler said she has tried fruitlessly to make sense of the numbers. She just found a job after 18 months of unemployment and stopped collecting benefits Aug. 1. “Now I’ve got these people, who are supposed to help us, wanting more money back,” Winterholler said. “It’s like, ’What on earth?”’ Winterholler plans to apply to the agency for a waiver to have the overpayment forgiven. The waiver deadline is Oct. 8. “If their waiver’s not approved they would have to owe money back,” Parker said. “But we don’t know how many that’s going to be.” Winterholler said the ESC’s handling of the issue made her wonder whether the agency has been swamped by the state’s nearly 438,000 unemployed people. “It think they are so overwhelmed over there that they don’t know what’s going on,” she said. The agency has paid $5.4 billion in unemployment compensation to 920,000 North Carolina residents in the year ending in August, Parker said. Forest M. Edwards Insurance Agency, Inc.

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BRWA board gets look at plant renovations By SCOTT BAUGHMAN Daily Courier Staff Writer

RUTHERFORDTON — Broad River Water Authority board members got an up-close look at renovations to the utility’s water treatment plant Tuesday night as part of their September meeting. The more than $6 million project is designed to update the facility’s technology and marks the first improvements to the plant in nearly 26 years. “Right now, we’re spending about $13,000 a year just on replacement parts and chains for some of these treatment tanks,” said BRWA Manager Maria Hunnicutt. “When we have these improvements online we’ll save on those costs and a lot of others.” Matt Shoesmith of Jordan, Jones and Goulding and Kyle Jennings of WhartonSmith, Inc. were on hand to talk about the project. “Each month we’re meeting and making sure we’re still making progress,” Shoesmith said. “One of the primary reasons we like to meet with all parties so often is because of the short schedule. We’re getting to the point where the work that they’re doing is having an impact on the operation at the plant.” June 15, 2011, is the target date for all of the work to be completed. The modernization project will include a new jet mixer, remodeled sedimentation basins, the addition of tube settlers, new chemical feed systems and a new telemetry system. Board members approved a $6 million bond for plant upgrades earlier this year in a

move that will have the average customer paying about 3 percent more in rates over the next several years. For a customer that uses 5,000 gallons of water per month, the average bill is now $42.10. A 3 percent increase would raise that bill to around $43.35 or up about $1.25. The project has also received a $1 million grant from the N.C. Rural Center. “Starting this month, we’re going to be shutting down some of the pools here at the plant to do work on them,” Shoesmith said. “Most of the new building infrastructure is already in place. The remaining part is the processing equipment like the new tanks and new pumps and then demolition of the old equipment. We’ve

stayed on schedule from the very beginning.” The work completed to date and storage of equipment and materials have used up about 32 percent of the total project budget. “At anytime during this transfer, will the customers notice any difference in service?” board member Don Baynard asked. “No, there shouldn’t be any indication to them that we’re making changes,” Hunnicutt said. In other business, Hunnicutt informed the board engineering plans for waterline extensions on Big Island Road and Maple Creek Road are almost complete. The board will review the bids and vote on them Scott Baughman/Daily Courier at their November Matt Shoesmith, of Jordan, Jones and Goulding, gestures to new storage tanks meeting and officials and water treatment pools being installed as part of the modernization project at hope to start on the the Broad River Water Authority’s water treatment plant in Rutherfordton. project in December.

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4A — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Wednesday, September 29, 2010 ■ A daily forum for opinion, commentary and editorials on the news that affects us all.

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Our Views CodeRed only half the battle The addition of the CodeRed emergency alert system in Rutherford County is one more way to help keep people safe and informed. While watching the cable news broadcast Tuesday morning about the gunman on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, the value of emergency communications was readily apparent. Within minutes of the first reports of the gunman on campus, students, faculty and staff on the campus had been alerted and emergency plans had been implemented. That is what the CodeRed system brings to Rutherford County. The CodeRed system can serve many roles, according to the company’s website. Communities have used the alerts to warn people of flooding, tornadoes, and other natural disasters; to get notice out about missing adults and children and to organize search parties; to notify people about water and sewer failures; and to alert people to the possible presence of fugitives. The ability to communicate quickly with people in the community in emergency situations or to get critical information out in minutes is a tremendous asset. It will make the job of emergency responders much easier and it can help save lives. Everyone should sign up for the alerts. Still, simply knowing about an emergency is just half the battle. The next step is for people to prepare personal and family emergency plans so that everyone knows what to do when they get the alert.

Our readers’ views Offers thoughts on property revaluation To the editor: I attended a recent public hearing on September 23, 2010. During this hearing many opinions were heard regarding the tax department’s impending reassessment of property values. I arrived only moments before the hearing began and thus missed the opportunity to put my name on the list of folks to speak before our county commissioners. I would like to take this venue to express a couple of my thoughts on the subject. The property owners were advised that the tax department would attempt to use recent sold comparables to determine property values, however they may and could go back four years to find good sold comparables. I think we all are quite aware of what has happened to the economy and property values in the last four years. According to the Rutherford County Multiple Listing Database a total of 1,124 properties sold in 2006 as compared to a total of 463 in 2009. The average residential sales price in 2006 was $127,200 while the average residential sales price in 2009 was $99,858. These facts reveal that the average price of sold properties has decreased over 20 percent. I implore the commissioners as well as the tax department to seriously consider not allowing sold comparables from 2006 or 2007 be used in determining the value of my property. You may ask how I know this

information. I happen to be a real estate broker. As a matter of fact that brings me to another topic. Property owners were also told that only arm’s length transactions are considered when determining property value. That excludes foreclosure sales. In years past, foreclosures were the exception and not the rule. However, the tables have turned. Foreclosure sales have increased exponentially and are quickly becoming more of the rule than the exception. I personally list foreclosure properties. The investors I represent obtain fee appraisals on the property to determine a good market value so they can list at an appropriate price. The tax department indicates that assessed property values are determined by the dollar amount of the properties sold and what the purchasers are willing to pay. If that is true, then it should not matter whether the buyer buys from an individual or corporation. The property has been appraised by a licensed appraiser which the tax department totally discounts and doesn’t even consider. I would much prefer if the tax department would use an actual sold foreclosure comparable from 2009 or 2010 than an individual sale from 2006 or 2007 for a truer value picture. I urge all property owners to carefully review their property cards upon being reassessed. If the value increases causing higher property taxes, ask which

sold comparable were used to determine that value. I know I will, and if necessary I will provide my own comparables. Cindy Jarvis Forest City

Says free trade has not helped Americans To the editor: As I took my bath last night I started looking at labels. My jeans were made in Nicauragua, my t-shirt in Honduras, my underwear in Mexico, my night gown in Cambodia, my face wash in Canada, my wash cloth in India, my towel in Brazil and my house shoes in China. All I can say is thank you Bill Clinton and the Democrats. Why don’t you come see how the free-trade had helped my small town and county. I would much rather buy a product made in the USA which are better quality and keep our jobs. Sabrina Collier Spindale

Letter Policy The Daily Courier would like to publish letters from readers on any subject of timely interest. All letters must be signed. Writers should try to limit their submissions to 300 words. All letters must include a day and evening telephone number. The editors reserve the right to edit letters for libelous content. All submissions should be sent to The Editor, P.O. Box 1149, Forest City, NC, 28043. Letters may also be submitted via e-mail at dailycourier@thedigitalcourier.com or via our website at thedigitalcourier.com

UNC’s athletic scandal demands serious action RALEIGH — The powersthat-be at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill say they are carefully investigating the unfolding scandal enveloping the school’s football program. Why? What else does anyone need to know? Just the basic facts paint a sordid picture, a worst-case scenario of college athletics run amok. A tutor allegedly writes papers for players; the same tutor happens to be in the personal employ of the head football coach months after she is let go by the university for being “too close” to players. An assistant football coach has a close relationship with a sports agent; the agent signs up clients who played for the coach. UNC players introduce players from other schools to runners for sports agents or marketing companies; they fly to out-of-town parties

Today in North Carolina Scott Mooneyham

attended by agents. A sports agent runner and alleged cocaine trafficker hangs out at the school’s football facilities. Again, what else is there to know? The basic facts leave little doubt that what’s occurred is the worst college sports scandal to hit a UNC system school campus since a basketball point-shaving scandal of the early 1960s. The response from some the school’s supporters seems to be that this kind of thing happens everywhere. Really? I’m not aware of any athletic department tutors at other schools

There’s no reason to wait. None of the details, playing out day-by-day in the newspapers and on the Internet, are going to mitigate the fact that Davis and Baddour allowed the worst sports scandal in five decades to occur on their watch. accused of wrongdoing who coincidentally were employed by the head football coach. As for the rest, some of it may go on at a few other schools — the football factories of the Southeastern Conference. Are the standards of the University of Alabama the standards by which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill now measures itself? If so, Butch Davis should be fired for losing, not rulebreaking. The goings-on within the UNC-Chapel Hill football program have tainted

the entire university and 16-campus university system. To believe otherwise is to put you head in the sand, to think the that NCAA has come to town to pat school officials on the head and tell them what a swell job they’ve done. But in Chapel Hill, there’s no outrage to be seen. It brings to mind a political cartoon from a few years back. Former state House Speaker Jim Black is portrayed as an Old West sheriff. He’s shown tacking up a wanted poster of himself,

while remarking, “Keep an eye out for this guy.” The sheriff is Athletic Director Dick Baddour. He says the school’s internal review aims to “protect the integrity of the university.” Does he mean the integrity that’s already disappeared on his watch, or any remaining integrity that slips away with each passing day that Butch Davis remains head football coach? The school’s chancellor, Holden Thorpe, should fire Davis and Baddour. If he won’t, he should be fired. There’s no reason to wait. None of the details, playing out day-by-day in the newspapers and on the Internet, are going to mitigate the fact that Davis and Baddour allowed the worst sports scandal in five decades to occur on their watch. Mooneyham is executive director of the Capitol Press Association.


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Obituaries Agnes Deviney Agnes Juanita Mull Deviney, 79, of Chattanooga, Tenn., died Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, at her home. A native of Lake Lure, she was the daughter of Van and Mae Reed Mull. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Frank Allen Deviney; three daughters, Linda Sieh of Sterling, Va., Diana Carter of Athens, Ohio, and Mary Moore of Sheperdstown, W. Va.; a son, Frank A. Deviney Jr. of Charlottesville, Va.; two brothers, Ernest Mull of Clinton, Tenn., and Bob Mull of Candler; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Bill’s Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Terrell Dillingham officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Highway 58 Chapel of Turner Funeral Home, 3913 Webb Road, Chattanooga, TN 37416. A funeral service will follow in the chapel with the Rev. Don Ferguson officiating. Crowe Mortuary is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences: www. crowemortuary.com

Henry Scruggs Charles “Henry” Scruggs, 71, of Clemmons, S.C., died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. A native of Gaffney, S.C., he was the son of the late Fred and Ruth Scruggs. He graduated from high school and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army as a first lieutenant. He was employed by Indera Mills in WinstonSalem and was owner of Interstate Shell Service Station in Clemmons until he retired. He was also co-founder of the Clemmons Cougars Youth Basketball Association, which eventually became the YMCA Youth Basketball League. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Janet Griffin Scruggs of the home; two sons, Chuck Scruggs and Jim Scruggs of Clemmons; a daughter, Joani Campbell of Atlanta; a sister, Lynda Scruggs Johnson of Forest City; and two grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons. Memorials may be made in the name of Henry Scruggs to the Forsyth

Agnes Juanita Mull Deviney Agnes Juanita Mull Deviney, age 79, died at her home in Chattanooga, TN Monday, September 27, 2010. Born July 21, 1931 in Lake Lure, NC, she was the daughter of Van and Mae Reed Mull. In addition to her parents, Agnes was preceded in death by four brothers and six sisters. Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Frank Allen Deviney; three daughters, Linda Sieh and husband, Steve of Sterling, VA, Diana Carter and husband, Warren of Athens, OH, Mary Moore and husband, John of Sheperdstown, WV; son, Frank A. Deviney, Jr. of Charlottesville, VA; two brothers, Ernest Mull and wife, Joyce of Clinton, TN and Bob Mull and wife, Betty of Candler, NC; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The family will receive friends 5:30 – 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Highway 58 Chapel of Turner Funeral Home, 3913 Webb Road, Chattanooga, TN 37416. The funeral will follow at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel with the Rev. Don Ferguson officiating. Interment with graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday September 30, 2010 at Bill’s Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Lake Lure, NC with Rev. Terrell Dillingham officiating. Online condolences may be made at : www.crowemortuary.coma Paid obit.

Humane Society, 61 Miller St., Winston-Salem, NC 27104 or online at www. forsythhumane.org. Frank Vogler and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences: www. frankvoglerandsons.com

Fern Kennedy Fern Beaty Kennedy, 67, of Ellenboro, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, at Hospice House. A native of Rutherford County, she was a daughter of the late Luss Beaty and Emma Sigmon Beaty. She was a life-long member of Mount Harmony Baptist Church and had worked in textiles most of her life. He had also worked at Ellenboro Elementary School in the lunchroom. Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Robert P. Kennedy; one son, Alan Kennedy; one daughter, Amy Jennings; two grandchildren; and one brother, Francis Beaty. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Mount Harmony Baptist Church with the Revs. Charles Cobb and Lanny J. Funchess officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Harrelson Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043. Online condolences: www.harrelsonfuneralhome.com

Violet Hodge Violet Hodge of Union Mills died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Crowe’s Mortuary.

Mary Moore Mary Gardner Moore, 82, of Arlington Street, Forest City, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, following a sudden illness. A native of Cleveland County, she was a daughter of the late Louis William Gardner and Maude Wilkins Gardner. She was an active member of the First

Fern Beaty Kennedy Fern Beaty Kennedy, age 67, of Ellenboro, NC, died Monday, September 27, 2010 at Hospice House. Fern was born on May 29, 1943 in Rutherford County to the late Luss Beaty and Emma Sigmon Beaty. She was a life-long member of Mount Harmony Baptist Church and had worked in textiles most of her life. She had also worked at Ellenboro Elementary School in the lunchroom. She enjoyed a variety of gardening and was known as a hard worker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Kimberly Ann Kennedy. Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Robert P. Kennedy; one son, Alan Kennedy; one daughter, Amy Jennings and husband, Doug; one grandson, Brandon Jennings; one granddaughter, Emily Jennings all of Ellenboro and one brother, Francis Beaty and wife, Hilda, of Bostic. She is also survived by five nieces and three nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at Mount Harmony Baptist Church with Reverend Charles Cobb and Reverend Lanny J. Funchess officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Harrelson Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043. Harrelson Funeral Home is serving the family of Fern Beaty Kennedy. An online guest registry is available at: www.harrelsonfuneralhome.com Paid obit

Presbyterian Church, where she served as church historian and on various committees. She was a graduate of Shelby High School and Appalachian State Teachers College Class of 1949. She taught for 38 years in the Rutherford County School System at both TriCommunity High School and Chase High School. She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Teachers Sorority and the Forest City Senior Citizens Group. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas C. Moore in 1982. Survivors include her son, Bill Moore of Bostic, a daughter, Gay Moore of Gastonia; and a brother, Junius Gardner of Shelby. Funeral services will be Thursday at 4 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church, Forest City, with Dr. Phillip W. Dunford officiating. Visitation will be in the Ladies’ Parlor from 3 to 4 p.m. prior to the service. Private burial will be in the Cool Springs Cemetery for her immediate family. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 438 West Main St., Forest City, NC 28043. The Padgett and King Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Emma Huskey Atkinson. She was a homemaker and a member of Lavonia Baptist Church, where she was a member of the W.M.U., Lottie Moon Circle, Dorothy’s Sunday School class and choir. Survivors include four sons, Donnie E. Barnes of Gaffney, Ray Barnes and Blackie Barnes, both of Mooresboro, and Jerry Ellis of Gaffney; one daughter, Faye Whelchel of Gaffney; a sister, Sue McCraw of Gaffney; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday at 4 p.m. at Lavonia Baptist Church with the Revs. David slatton, Mike Frazier and Tim Atkinson officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Blakely Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Lavonia Baptist Church, 2841 Camps Creek Church Road, Mooresboro, NC 28114. The family will be at the home of Faye and Furman Whelchel, 317 Stateline Road, Gaffney. Online condolences: www. blakelyfuneralhome.com

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Bonnie Ellis Bonnie Faye Atkinson Barnes Ellis, 76, of 848 Buck Shoals Road, Gaffney, S.C., died Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. A native of Cherokee County, S.C., she was first married to the late Eugene Barnes and then to the late Miles Ellis. She was the daughter of the late Fred Atkinson and

Bonnie Faye Atkinson Barnes Ellis Bonnie Faye Atkinson Barnes Ellis, 76, of 848 Buck Shoals Road, Gaffney, SC, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 27, 2010 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Cherokee County, she was first married to the late Eugene Barnes and then to the late Miles Ellis and was the daughter of the late Fred Atkinson and Emma Huskey Atkinson. She was a homemaker, loved to cook, and ministered to the shutins. Mrs. Ellis was a member of Lavonia Baptist Church where she was a member of the W.M.U., Lottie Moon Circle, Dorothy’s Sunday School class and choir. Surviving are four sons, Donnie E. Barnes and wife, Martha of Gaffney, Ray Barnes and wife, Patricia of Mooresboro, NC, Blackie Barnes and wife, Tina of Mooresboro, NC and Jerry Ellis of Gaffney; one daughter, Faye Whelchel and husband, Furman of Gaffney; a sister, Sue McCraw and husband, Charles of Gaffney; five grandchildren, Rhonda Gordon and husband, Monty, Bruce Whelchel and wife, Shelly, Chris Whelchel and wife, Jane, Crissy Blanton and husband, David and Ivey Taylor and husband, Kenny; eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Huntley Atkinson. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at Blakely Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at Lavonia Baptist Church with Rev. David Slatton, Rev. Mike Frazier and Rev. Tim Atkinson officiating. Interment will be in the Lavonia Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Lavonia Baptist Church, 2841 Camps Creek Church Road, Mooresboro, NC 28114. The family will be at the home of Faye and Furman Whelchel, 317 Stateline Road, Gaffney. An online guest register is available at: www.blakelyfuneralhome.com Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory, Gaffney, SC is serving the family. Paid obit

Charles “Henry” Scruggs Mr. Charles “Henry” Scruggs, 71, passed away on Sunday, September 26th at North Carolina Baptist Hospital after a short illness with his loving family by his bedside. Henry was born on November 27th, 1938 in Gaffney, SC to his late beloved parents Fred and Ruth Scruggs. Henry graduated from high school then proudly served and was honorably discharged from the Unites States Army as a 1st Lieutenant. He moved to Clemmons from Forest City where he worked for Indera Mills in Winston-Salem before becoming owner of Interstate Shell Service Station in Clemmons until he retired. Henry was also co-founder of the Clemmons Cougars Youth Basketball Association which eventually became the YMCA Youth Basketball League which incorporated many of the rules he help setup including where every child was guaranteed minimum playing time which was something that had not been done by prior youth leagues in the area. Henry enjoyed his retirement years by staying busy working part-time jobs, playing with his treasured ‘grandbabies’, vacationing with his loving family and spending time with his beloved dog Sadie. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Janet Griffin Scruggs of the home; son, Chuck Scruggs, daughter-in-law, Kelli, grandchildren, Daniel - age 10 and Hailey - age 6 of Clemmons; son, Jim Scruggs of Clemmons; daughter, Joani Campbell and son-in-law, Andrew of Atlanta and sister, Lynda Scruggs Johnson of Forest City. He also leaves behind his very special ‘girl’, his precious dog and companion Sadie. Henry was a loving husband, father, ‘paw paw’ and friend. All his family members feel blessed to have so many special memories to cherish of the wonderful times we had with him. He will be missed but his spirit will live on in all of us that he touched. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in the name of Henry Scruggs to the Forsyth Humane Society, 61 Miller Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27104 or online at: www.forsythhumane.org. A graveside service for family and friends will be held on Thursday, September 30th, 2:00pm at Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons, North Carolina. Online condolences may be made at: www.frankvoglerandsons.com Paid obit.

Man pleads to killing wife in Davidson

LEXINGTON (AP) — A man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after pleading guilty to stabbing his wife to death in Davidson County earlier this year. The Winston-Salem Journal reported that 55-year-old Beresford Allen Campbell pleaded guilty to first-degree murder Monday. Prosecutors say 48-yearold Beverly Wiley was stabbed to death May 30 after she argued with Campbell as they drove along a highway. Campbell read a letter to their 6-year-old son and Wiley’s family, saying Satan and demons had entered his mind. He says he never intended to hurt anyone. Campbell avoided a possible death sentence by pleading guilty. The boy was in the car at the time but was not hurt.

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Ongoing Foothills Harvest Ministry: Sidewalk sale, Sept. 27-Oct. 1; final markdown on summer shoes, skirts, shirts, shorts and slacks; ; store hours Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.; donations of non-perishable food items are being accepted for the food bank.

The Rutherford County Animal Shelter was closed Sept. 3 to correct issues mandated by state law. During the most recent cleanup, liquid sealant was pressurized into the concrete floors to kill germs and prohibit feces or urine from penetrating the concrete.

Yokefellow Service Center: Three-day summer clothing clearance, Sept. 23-25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; all you can fit in a plastic grocery bag, $2 per bag. 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.

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Storewide closing sale: Shepherd’s Care Thrift Store will close Sept. 30. Washburn Community Outreach Center: Hours Thursday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; volunteer training Sept. 30 at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 29 Preschool story time: 11 a.m., Rutherford County Library Haynes Branch; for ages 2 to 5; free.

Thursday, Sept. 30 Blood drive: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Lowe’s; please call 351-1023 for information or to schedule your appointment; all presenting donors will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card. Preschool story time: 10:30 a.m., Rutherford County Library Mountains Branch; for ages 2 to 5; free. Little Detroit Museum meeting: Sept. 30, 6:30 p.m., Bennett Classics Auto Museum; anyone with area automotive history, repair, transport, sales or racing, may attend; for information, Gary Barnett, 247-1767 or 248-1510, or e-mail bennettclassics@bellsouth. net. Little Detroit Museum meeting: 6:30 p.m., Bennett Classics Auto Museum; anyone with area automotive history, repair, transport, sales or racing should attend; for information, call Gary Barnett at 247-1767 or 248-1510 or e-mail bennettclassics@bellsouth.net. Blood drive: 2 to 7 p.m., Trinity School; call 286-3900 for information or to schedule your appointment; all presenting donors will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card. Blood drive: 3 to 7:30 p.m., Crestview Baptist Church; call 286-9758 for information or to schedule your appointment; all presenting donors will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card.

Friday, Oct. 1 SWEEP (Solid Waste Environmental Education Panel) meeting: Noon, GDS, 141 Fairground Road; if you are concerned about recycling in Rutherford County you may attend. Fall Family Fun Night: 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., Rutherfordton Elementary School inflatables, games, bingo, food and more. Third annual variety show: 7 p.m., Isothermal Community College Library; presented by Oak Grove Healthcare Center; admission is free.

Saturday, Oct. 2 Yard and bake sale: 7 a.m. until, Bill’s Creek VFD; serving sausage biscuits, biscuit and gravy; lunch will begin at 10 a.m. with hot dogs and hamburgers, chips and drinks; furniture and household items, craft and gift items, books, etc. For information, call Barbara Welge, 828-625-5517. Miniature golf tournament: 10 a.m., Putt and Go Video; twoplayer teams, $10 per player, three rounds of golf and lunch included; hole sponsors $20; benefits Chase Lions Club, who provides assistance to the blind and visually impaired. Widow/Widower’s Young at Heart senior citizens club: 11 a.m., Rollins Cafeteria; dutch treat lunch at 11:30 a.m.; fellowship and bingo; for information, contact Roy McKain, 245-4800. Putting for Paws: Second annual golf tournament benefitting the Rutherford County Humane Society; 1:45 p.m. at Forest City Golf Club; $200 per four-man team; captain’s choice format; Please contact Linda (864) 7060452 or Rick (864) 327-7883) Kwasniewski or at (828) 248-1419 for more information. Artists’ reception: 2 to 4 p.m., Rutherford County Library; exhibit during October of works by Amy Owens.

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to get pets. Even the barn cats were adopted, one volunteer noted. But even though the shelter is back open, animals are euthanized every Friday when the facility is full. Sometimes, depending on the numbers of pets, animals are put down Wednesday. An animal stays at the shelter 72 hours waiting to be adopted. The shelter was closed Sept. 3 to correct issues mandated by state law. During the most recent cleanup, liquid sealant was pressurized into the concrete floors to kill germs and pro-

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other veterans sponsored by Rutherford County Rotary, with funding from a private donor. William Robert Eastridge, Navya and Air Force; Joe Turner, Navy, and Charles H. Walker, Navy; all of Forest City, Bryan Basden, Army; John Walker, Army Airborne, both of Rutherfordton; and Donald Trapp of Spindale, Army; will travel with guardians Billy Seay and Eric Ohmstead. There is one guardian for every three veterans, a doctor and two medical technicians, also all volunteers, who also will be on the f light. “This is something I have always been interested in,” said Gene Hardin of the Rutherford County Rotary. “It is such an education-

hibit feces or urine from penetrating the concrete. The sealant was just one of the recent improvements. Drains were installed in each kennel, and an area where animals are put down was upgraded. With the sealant on the floors, Community Pet Center volunteer Lynne Faltraco said, “Hopefully we’re satisfying the state inspectors, and the runs are much easier to clean. “Thanks for the good job to all those who clean the runs. This will definitely cut down on the progression of diseases.” When it reopened Sept. 13, the shelter was less busy than usual. “We were pleasantly surprised, but after the first week, we’re back to

business as usual.” “We haven’t been overwhelmed, but we have had to put pets down,” Faltraco said. Faltraco recommends interested pet owners visit the CPC’s website at rutherfordcountync.gov. She said recently that someone who lives out of state found a Dachshund on CPC’s website. The dog had a large tumor, and its chances of becoming adopted were slim. “But the pet was adopted, got medical care and is well,” Faltraco said. For more information about the shelter, call 287-7738 or e- mail cpcrutherfordcounty@gmail.com

al trip, and I’ve learned so much about the veterans who have gone.” Hardin said this could be the last Rotary sponsored trip from Rutherford County unless enough veterans can go next spring. Hardin, who has traveled several times as a guardian for the veterans, will be on stand-by again for the Oct. 16 trip. Thursday night, Hardin will meet the veterans at the National Guard Armory in Spindale for a trip briefing. Training for guardians will be Oct. 2 in Asheville. The first group of Rutherford County World War II veterans visited the memorial in 2006 on three private planes f lown by John Robbins, Patrick Parton and the late Phillip Robbins, whose vision was to take as many veterans to see the memorials built in their honor. Robbins’ wife, Joan Robbins, is

continuing the dream making sure the World War II veterans have an opportunity to make the trip. Flight of Honor Chair Kelly Morris of the Gastonia East Rotary Club said, “Rutherford County is one of the 12 counties in District 7680 that will have veterans on the f light.” The trips are funded by Rotary Clubs, and people who want veterans to be able to see the memorial built in their honor. Each f light costs more than $60,000 for the chartered plane, buses for ground transportation in Washington, lunch, wheelchair rentals and other expenses. Sponsoring one veteran costs $500, and contributions are deductible under the federal tax code.

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Aircraft services, parts firm plans expansion WALLBURG (AP) — A North Carolina-based company that keeps commercial airliners f lying will create 275 jobs over five years as it expands a division that manufactures aircraft seats. Privately owned TIMCO Aviation Services said Tuesday it plans to expand its Brice Seating subsidiary with a new plant about 20 miles west of its Greensboro headquarters. TIMCO now employs nearly 1,200 in Greensboro. The jobs will pay an average of $34,728 a year plus benefits, about 17 percent above the Davidson County average. TIMCO said in June it was scout-

ing sites in North Carolina and other states to expand the Brice division. North Carolina offered up to $2 million in sweeteners if the company meets employment and investment targets. Davidson County and Wallburg town officials were scheduled to meet Tuesday evening to considering spending $1.5 million to buy an empty electronics factory in Wallburg for Brice’s new plant. The company plans to invest $2.75 million at the facility where it will increase production of lightweight passenger seats. Davidson County Economic Development Commission executive

director Steve Googe did not return a call seeking comment Tuesday. He said earlier a company planned to create 500 jobs within seven years with an expansion into the empty plant near High Point. Googe told the High Point Enterprise the governments would buy the factory, lease it to the company for 20 years and apply for a grant to cover the cost. TIMCO business development vice president Leonard Kazmerski said Brice will continue operating its current plant in Pacoima, Calif. “It’s a good news story, and good news for a lot of different parties we hope,” Kazmerski said.

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Bobcats PG D.J. Augustin.

Augustin struggles to hang onto PG job

WILMINGTON (AP) — It appeared early this summer that Toronto’s Jose Calderon would become Charlotte’s point guard. Then the Bobcats appeared poised to acquire Devin Harris from New Jersey to replace the departed Raymond Felton. Deals for those players stalled, however. And while the trade-happy Bobcats may not be through dealing, the starting job now falls to a guy who acknowledges his confidence was shot during a miserable 2009-10 season: D.J. Augustin. “If you play in the NBA with no confidence you’re going to have a tough situation,” Augustin said Tuesday after the Bobcats’ first practice of training camp. “I struggled last year.” The slight, 6-foot Augustin had a steep fall from an impressive rookie season. The ninth pick in the 2008 draft averaged 11.8 points and led all rookies by shooting 89 percent from the free-throw line. He also shot 44 percent from 3-point range and made the NBA All-Rookie second team. Please see Augustin, Page 9A

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Chase’s Blair White (8) goes up at the net for a spike during the volleyball game against Shelby Tuesday.

Lady Trojans slay Golden Lions By JACOB CONLEY Sports Reporter

HARRIS — Chase used superb play at the net to cruise past the Shelby Golden Lions with a 3-0 sweep (25-9, 25-7 25-17). With the victory, Chase improves to 7-1 in SMAC play. “We knew coming in that Shelby had improved since the last time we played them,” said Chase Coach Ashley Buchanan. “So, I’m proud of the way we did not take them lightly and came out and got a big lead early and then did not let up.”

Set one was book-ended by Trojan runs brought about by many kills garnered by the Chase front line. Blair White was particularly impressive, slamming kill-after-kill to the floor and serving out Chase’s final seven points in a 25-9 win. Game two was tight early, but a tip and a kill by Sarah Wurzbach put Chase up 4-2. An ace by Sam Carpenter and an off-block point by Jessie Alexander put the Trojans up, 11-3, and the home team never looked back. Chase dominated every Please see Chase, Page 8A

Hamlin says everything’s fine with Kevin Harvick CONCORD (AP) — Denny Hamlin said Tuesday he’s made peace with Kevin Harvick and the drivers have agreed their focus should be only on dethroning four-time defending NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson. The two tangled on the track immediately as practice began Saturday at Dover. Harvick initiated the bumping and banging, presumably as retaliation for Hamlin’s outspokenness about Harvick teammate Clint Bowyer’s illegal car. “Regardless of what happens on the race track, our friendship goes further than that,” Hamlin said during an appearance at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Hamlin said the discussion was not on their skirmish Saturday, Associated Press which continued in the garage after Drivers get the green flag for the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race NASCAR ordered both drivers off Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del.

Local Sports

Packers’ Collins confronts fan after loss to Bears

SOCCER 6 p.m. Freedom at Chase 6 p.m. Shelby at East Rutherford 6 p.m. Owen at TJCA 6 p.m. R-S Central at Burns

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The NFL is investigating a confrontation between Green Bay Packers safety Nick Collins and a fan after Monday night’s loss to the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Spokesman Greg Aiello told The Associated Press the league is “in the process of reviewing all the facts.” Milwaukee’s WITI-TV aired video in which Collins is seen yelling at a fan as he left the field. Collins then appears to throw his mouthpiece into the stands. According to the station’s report, Collins said the fan spit on him and used a racial slur. WITI said Collins apologized for “losing his cool.” Collins, a veteran safety who has been selected to two straight Pro Bowls, may have been frustrated after being caught in the middle of

On TV 4:30 p.m. (TS) MLB Baseball Florida Marlins at Atlanta Braves. 7 p.m. (ESPN) MLB Baseball Teams TBA. 7 p.m. (FSCR) MLB Baseball Houston Astros at Cincinnati Reds. 10 p.m. (ESPN) MLB Baseball Teams TBA.

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two penalties that helped turn the game in the Bears’ favor.

Derby, Preakness winner Real Quiet dies, 15 Real Quiet, the slightly built colt who in 1998 won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness and missed the Triple Crown by a nose, has died at 15. The former champion 3-year-old died Monday following a fall in his paddock, Penn Ridge Farms owner Mike Jester said. The horse broke his neck when his left shoulder hit the ground.

NASCAR’s Kevin Harvick.

Jester brought Real Quiet to his Pennsylvania farm in 2005 and said the horse was in great health until his death. Real Quiet narrowly missed the Triple Crown a dozen years ago. He beat Victory Gallop in both the Derby and the Preakness before Victory Gallop edged him at the wire in the Belmont.

Heat training camp opens with emphasis on defense HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AP) — Different uniform. Same LeBron James. The NBA’s two-time reigning MVP had his first full practice with the Miami Heat on Tuesday, barking out commands more loudly than any of his teammates, being animated after good plays, even raising eyebrows with a thunderous dunk in transition during a defensive drill.


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Central & East take Scoreboard wins at county meet BASEBALL From staff reports

RUTHERFORDTON — R-S Central’s girls cross country team and East Rutherford’s boys team brought home wins from the 2010 Rutherford County Cross Country Meet. The meet, held at R-S Central High, took place on a 3.2 mile course and featured teams from Central, East and Chase. The Cavaliers posted 36 team points, while Chase and R-S closed with 44 points. The Trojans won the tiebreaker with a better finishing time by the team’s 6th place runner. All-County honors for the boys went to Tracy Ross of R-S Central (18:43), Ben Cole of Chase (19:48), Ben Wilkins of R-S Central (19:55), Cody Danner of East Rutherford (20:04), and Hayden Trull of East Rutherford (20:10). The Lady Hilltoppers scored 21 team points in their victory. Chase finished second with 34 points, while East lacked enough female runners to post team points. All-County honors for the girls went to Christy Powell of R-S Central (25:57), Teresa O’Neil of R-S Central (26:49), Stacey Lasay of R-S Central (27:15), Kristin Rohm of Chase (27:25), and Rebekah Hunt of East Rutherford (27:41).

Mitchell downs TJCA By KEVIN CARVER Sports Reporter

AVONDALE — Thomas Jefferson put together one of their best matches in volleyball play this season, but fell in five games to Mitchell, 3-2, (2521, 22-25, 16-25, 25-21 and 7-15) Tuesday. “The girls proved to themselves tonight, that they can be a competitive team in this tough conference,” TJCA coach Nick Longerbeam said. “To see them react in the manner they did in game four after falling behind, 2-to-1, and winning that set, I think that is something for this team to build on throughout the rest of the season.” The Lady Gryphons fell behind early in the first set, 5-3, but it was the serving of four ladies that propelled Thomas Jefferson. Aces from Haley Stepp, Maci Nichols, Olivia Hankinson and Ryanne Corder, allowed TJCA to rally on a 15-8 run for an 18-11 lead. Corder finished up the set, after a Mitchell time out, by recording five straight aces for a 14-point win. TJCA piled up 13 aces in the first set. The second set was much closer as Mitchell held the lead for most of the game. On Caroline Longerbeam’s short middle kill for the Lady Gryphons, the game was tied at 19-all. However, Thomas Jefferson, which gave up 11 points on faults, allowed Mitchell to take the set by three points. Things stayed close in game three with Thomas Jefferson down by two, 11-9, midway through. The Lady Gryphons cut the lead after Hannah Bennett’s one-handed dig with Danielle Bouchard blocking the return on the play for point. They tied it up on the next play with a Corder ace at 11-all, but Mitchell took advantage of 12 TJCA mistakes to close out the set by nine. An overall group effort pushed the Lady Gryphons out to a lead in the fourth set. TJCA grabbed the lead on Bouchard’s block point for a 10-9 advantage. Corder, Stepp and Bennett each added kills with two aces from Megan Gillis as the Lady Gryphons took the fourth set. The biggest swing of the night came from Bouchard just three points later to end the set. On a Lady Mountaineer return, Bouchard jumped at the net for an end-over-end power alley kill that landed in no-man’s land to tie the match at 2-2. Following Bouchard’s early block at the net for a 1-0 lead, it was the only time the Lady Gryphons held the upper hand in the final set.

National League East Division W L Pct 94 64 .596 89 69 .564 77 79 .494 76 79 .490 67 90 .427 Central Division W L Pct Cincinnati 87 69 .558 St. Louis 81 75 .519 Houston 74 82 .474 Milwaukee 73 82 .471 Chicago 71 85 .455 Pittsburgh 55 101 .353 West Division W L Pct San Francisco 88 68 .564 San Diego 87 69 .558 Colorado 83 73 .532 Los Angeles 76 81 .484 Arizona 64 92 .410

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GB — 5 16 1/2 17 27 GB — 6 13 13 1/2 16 32 GB — 1 5 12 1/2 24

x-clinched division Monday’s Games Philadelphia 8, Washington 0 Atlanta 2, Florida 1, 11 innings Milwaukee at New York, ppd., rain St. Louis 6, Pittsburgh 4 L.A. Dodgers 3, Colorado 1 Chicago Cubs 1, San Diego 0 Tuesday’s Games Washington 2, Philadelphia 1 Atlanta 3, Florida 2 Houston at Cincinnati, late N.Y. Mets 4, Milwaukee 3 Pittsburgh at St. Louis, late L.A. Dodgers at Colorado, late Chicago Cubs at San Diego, late Arizona at San Francisco, late Wednesday’s Games Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 4-5) at St. Louis (Walters 1-0), 1:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 13-10) at Colorado (J.Chacin 9-10), 3:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 14-7) at N.Y. Mets (Dickey 11-8), 4:10 p.m., 1st game Florida (A.Miller 1-4) at Atlanta (D.Lowe 15-12), 4:35 p.m. Philadelphia (Blanton 8-6) at Washington (Detwiler 1-2), 7:05 p.m. Houston (Figueroa 5-4) at Cincinnati (Cueto 12-6), 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Bush 7-13) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 9-10), 7:40 p.m., 2nd game Arizona (I.Kennedy 9-9) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 6-6), 10:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 8-13) at San Diego (C.Young 1-0), 10:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games Arizona at San Francisco, 3:45 p.m. Chicago Cubs at San Diego, 6:35 p.m. Houston at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Florida, 7:10 p.m. Colorado at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. American League East Division W L Pct 93 63 .596 93 64 .592 87 69 .558 81 75 .519 62 94 .397 Central Division W L Pct x-Minnesota 92 64 .590 Chicago 83 73 .532 Detroit 80 76 .513 Cleveland 66 91 .420 Kansas City 64 92 .410 West Division W L Pct x-Texas 87 69 .558 Oakland 77 79 .494 Los Angeles 76 80 .487 Seattle 60 96 .385 Tampa Bay New York Boston Toronto Baltimore

GB — 1/2 6 12 31 GB — 9 12 26 1/2 28

x-clinched division Monday’s Games Cleveland 6, Detroit 3 Toronto 7, N.Y. Yankees 5 Baltimore 4, Tampa Bay 0 Seattle 7, Texas 5 Boston 6, Chicago White Sox 1 Kansas City 10, Minnesota 8 L.A. Angels 6, Oakland 5 Tuesday’s Games Detroit at Cleveland, ppd. rain

MORGANTON — For the second time this season, R-S Central’s volleyball team (7-3, 6-2) lost to Patton, 3-2, Tuesday, on the road.

Chase Continued from Page 7A

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FOOTBALL National Football League AMERICAN CONFERENCE East L T Pct PF 1 0 .667 68 1 0 .667 52 1 0 .667 90 3 0 .000 47 South W L T Pct PF Houston 2 1 0 .667 77 Indianapolis 2 1 0 .667 89 Tennessee 2 1 0 .667 78 Jacksonville 1 2 0 .333 40 North W L T Pct PF Pittsburgh 3 0 0 1.000 72 Cincinnati 2 1 0 .667 59 Baltimore 2 1 0 .667 44 Cleveland 0 3 0 .000 45 West W L T Pct PF Kansas City 3 0 0 1.000 68 San Diego 1 2 0 .333 72 Denver 1 2 0 .333 61 Oakland 1 2 0 .333 52 W N.Y. Jets 2 Miami 2 New England 2 Buffalo 0

NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF Philadelphia 2 1 0 .667 83 Washington 1 2 0 .333 56 Dallas 1 2 0 .333 54 N.Y. Giants 1 2 0 .333 55 South W L T Pct PF Atlanta 2 1 0 .667 77 New Orleans 2 1 0 .667 63 Tampa Bay 2 1 0 .667 50 Carolina 0 3 0 .000 32 North W L T Pct PF Chicago 3 0 0 1.000 66 Green Bay 2 1 0 .667 78 Minnesota 1 2 0 .333 43 Detroit 0 3 0 .000 56 West W L T Pct PF Seattle 2 1 0 .667 72 Arizona 2 1 0 .667 48 St. Louis 1 2 0 .333 57 San Francisco 0 3 0 .000 38

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Sunday’s Games Dallas 27, Houston 13 New England 38, Buffalo 30 Baltimore 24, Cleveland 17 Atlanta 27, New Orleans 24, OT Tennessee 29, N.Y. Giants 10 Cincinnati 20, Carolina 7 Kansas City 31, San Francisco 10 Pittsburgh 38, Tampa Bay 13 Minnesota 24, Detroit 10 St. Louis 30, Washington 16 Philadelphia 28, Jacksonville 3 Seattle 27, San Diego 20 Arizona 24, Oakland 23 Indianapolis 27, Denver 13 N.Y. Jets 31, Miami 23 Monday’s Game Chicago 20, Green Bay 17 Sunday, Oct. 3 Denver at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Detroit at Green Bay, 1 p.m.

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

TRANSACTIONS

Tuesday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL Major League Baseball Players Association MLB_Announced the resignation of chief operating officer Bob DuPay, effective Oct. 31. MLBPA_Announced the retirement of chief operating officer Gene Orza, effective March 31, 2011. National League MILWAUKEE BREWERS_Named Dick Groch special assistant to the general manager in charge of pro scouting and player personnel, Zack Minasian director of professional scouting and Karl Mueller director of video scouting and baseball research. American Association FORT WORTH CATS_Acquired LHP Joel Kirsten from Somerset (Atlantic) to complete an earlier trade. GRAND PRAIRIE AIRHOGS_Acquired OF Greg Porter and INF David Espinosa from Southern Maryland (Atlantic) to complete an earlier trade. WICHITA WINGNUTS_Acquired INF Josh Horn and RHP Gabe Medina from Camden (Atlantic) to complete an earlier trade. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CHARLOTTE BOBCATS_Signed C Matt Rogers. LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS_Exercised their fourth-year contract option on G Eric Gordon and their third-year option on F Blake Griffin. SAN ANTONIO SPURS_Signed G Kirk Penney. NBA Development League AUSTIN TOROS_Named Brad Jones coach. FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS_Re-signed CB A.J. Jefferson to the practice squad. BUFFALO BILLS_Re-signed QB Levi Brown. CAROLINA PANTHERS_Released DT Louis Leonard. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS_Claimed QB Jaguars Trent Edwards off waivers from Buffalo. Waived LB Alvin Bowen. NEW YORK GIANTS_Placed S Michael Johnson on injured reserve. Promoted DB Brian Jackson from the practice squad. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS_Signed WR Brandon Stokley, OL Allen Barbre and OL Breno Giacomini. Released RB-FB Quinton Ganther, OL Mike Gibson and OL Mansfield Wrotto. HOCKEY National Hockey League CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS_Assigned F Hugh Jessiman to Rockford (AHL). Returned F Ludvig Rensfeldt to Brynas IF (Sweden). NASHVILLE PREDATORS_Assigned F Matt Halischuk, F Linus Klasen, F Nick Spaling, F Andreas Thuresson, F Kelsey Wilson, D Teemu Laakso, D Grant Lewis, D Brett Palin and G Chet Pickard to Milwaukee (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS_Assigned D Tyler Eckford, D Olivier Magnan-Grenier, F Patrick Davis, F Stephen Gionta, F David McIntyre, F Brad Mills, F Tim Sestito, F Michael Swift, F Alexander Vasyunov, F Chad Wiseman and F Vladimir Zharkov to Albany (AHL). NEW YORK ISLANDERS_Agreed to terms with D Mike Mottau on a two-year contract. ST. LOUIS BLUES_Assigned F T.J. Hensick to Peoria (AHL). COLLEGE DELAWARE_Named J.P. Brazel men’s assistant lacrosse coach, Tommy Ellison assistant golf coach, Mat Faas women’s assistant lacrosse coach, Jinny Jang assistant rowing coach, Mike Ranson assistant baseball coach and Michelle Hawkins and Courtney Christie assistant softball coaches. MINNESOTA_Reinstated junior WR-KR Troy Stoudermire after a one-game suspension. MISSOURI_Suspended senior S Jasper Simmons indefinitely. UNC-WILMINGTON_Named Pat Howey interim athletic director.

Woods ready for Ryder Cup challenge

Central falls to Patton

phase of the game from the net to the back row, scoring points in bunches, the last of which came on an Alexander ace to give the Trojans a 25-7 win. In the third and final set, senior Wurzbach garnered three early points to give Chase an early 4-1 lead. After Shelby closed the gap to 8-6, the Trojans went on an extended run to go up 13-6 capped by an Alexander ace. The Golden Lions cut the deficit to two at 13-11 and again at 18-16. But from there, the Trojans heavy hitters took over with Alexander, White and Wurzbach each registering multiple kills to secure a 25-17 win and a 3-0 sweep. Chase enjoys an open date before embarking on an important road swing that includes matchups with Freedom and East.

GB — 10 11 27

N.Y. Yankees at Toronto, late Tampa Bay 5, Baltimore 0 Seattle at Texas, late Boston at Chicago White Sox, late Minnesota at Kansas City, late Oakland at L.A. Angels, late Wednesday’s Games Seattle (J.Vargas 9-12) at Texas (Harden 5-5), 2:05 p.m. Oakland (Cramer 2-1) at L.A. Angels (Pineiro 10-7), 3:35 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 18-8) at Cleveland (Tomlin 5-4), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 11-3) at Toronto (Cecil 14-7), 7:07 p.m. Baltimore (Millwood 3-16) at Tampa Bay (Niemann 11-7), 7:10 p.m. Boston (Beckett 6-5) at Chicago White Sox (F.Garcia 11-6), 8:10 p.m. Minnesota (S.Baker 12-9) at Kansas City (Hochevar 6-6), 8:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Detroit at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Boston at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Toronto at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

Associated Press

Tiger Woods listens to a question during a press conference before the start of the 2010 Ryder Cup in Newport, Wales, Tuesday.

NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — The Ryder Cup is getting personal for Tiger Woods. Interrupting an otherwise dull press conference Tuesday, Woods fired back at a comment Rory McIlroy made six weeks ago that “I would love to face” the world’s No. 1 player in the Ryder Cup unless his game rapidly improved. Asked for a reaction, Woods leaned into the microphone and said only, “Me, too.” The quote from McIlroy — the closest thing to bulletin board material at Celtic Manor — came the week after Woods’ golf reached a low point in a dismal season. He had the highest score of his career and beat only one player in the 80-man field at Firestone. McIlroy was not worried that he had given Woods or the U.S. team any more motivation. “I’m fine. I’m all right,” said the 21-year-old from Northern Ireland. “You’ve got to realize, I said those things the week after he had just shot 18 over at Akron, so he wasn’t playing too well at the time.” Woods was aware of the comment before arriving in Wales. He mentioned the quote two weeks ago at Cog Hill while talking about Stephen Ames, whom

Woods had beaten 9 and 8 in the Match Play Championship after Ames was quoted making fun of Woods’ accuracy. “At least Rory said, ‘Unless my game improves,’” Woods said in Chicago. There also were stories circulating at Cog Hill that Woods had said to McIlroy upon passing him, “Careful what you wish for.” McIlroy, however, denied that ever happened. The singles matches on Sunday, which decide the Ryder Cup, are a long way off. And because it’s a blind draw, there is no guarantee Woods and McIlroy would play each other. Singles rarely has been a problem for Woods or the other top American players. Woods, Phil Mickelson and Jim Furyk — the core of the U.S. team — collectively have won 125 times on the PGA Tour, including 19 majors. That hasn’t carried over into the Ryder Cup. In singles, they are 10-6-2, with Woods and Furyk losing only once. In fourballs and foursome matches, with different partners in the 18 Ryder Cups they have played, that trio is 18-34-9. Maybe that explains why they all have losing records, and have played on losing teams.

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Swinney says Clemson’s put last loss behind

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney thought things couldn’t have gone much better during the Tigers off week. Swinney played a little touch football with his three sons, banged-up Clemson quarterback Kyle Parker got to heal his bruised ribs and the Tigers look like they’ve put their disappointing Auburn loss behind as they open Atlantic Coast Conference play against No. 16 Miami. “I’m more encouraged than discouraged right now,” Swinney said Tuesday. Swinney said the team spent most of last week’s practices corAssociated Press recting the mistakes that turned Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace (17) hands the football to quarterback Charlie Batch after catching a first-quarter touchdown pass from Batch during a potentially season-defining win into a disastrous, 27-24 overtime a football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, in Tampa, Fla. loss. The Tigers led 17-0 and had pushed around their Southeastern Conference opponents much of the opening half. But then Auburn and quarterback PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike perienced Dixon in the first two Cam Newton took control. Newton Tomlin probably wishes his quartergames. Batch declined to criticize threw two third-quarter touchdown back decision had been this easy all the decision, nor did he complain passes to move Auburn in front season. when it seemed likely the Steelers Charlie Batch, buried so deep on (3-0) would cut him before Leftwich 24-17 as Clemson’s defense gave up the Steelers’ depth chart that he was hurt in the final preseason game several big plays. Then in overtime, Tigers kicker barely practiced during training Sept. 2. Chandler Catanzaro had seemingly camp, will start Sunday’s AFC North “Guys have a great deal of confitied things when a false start penalty game against Baltimore. Batch dence in him,” Tomlin said. “He’s a wiped out the field goal. Catanzaro hasn’t started successive games man who’s taken advantage of an missed the retry from further back. since midway through 2005, when opportunity, and you’ve got to be “It was tough to deal with,” left Ben Roethlisberger had a right knee happy for him. It’s an awesome lestackle Chris Hairston said. “But it injury. son learned for our young players, was something where we learned Batch started Sunday at Tampa one I hope they’re taking heed to. what we needed to do to improve.” Bay only because Dennis Dixon This league is about perseverance, And that’s what Clemson did. had left knee surgery last week and this profession is about perseverance Hairston said the Tigers had sevByron Leftwich was recovering from and taking advantage of opportunieral offensive communication breaka left knee injury, yet he completed ties when they’re given. He’s given downs that came from playing in 12 of 17 passes for 186 yards and them a shining, clear-cut example of a loud, frenzied environment that three touchdowns — his first scoring that at this juncture.” it worked on during the bye week. passes since 2007. Tomlin isn’t second-guessing his Timing issues, depth problems, even Leftwich, expected to start decision to start Dixon during tight making sure players knew how to throughout Roethlisberger’s fourvictories over Atlanta (15-9) and game suspension, is healthy, but Tennessee (19-11), even though Batch properly line up — it was all on the table to be worked on, Hairston said. Tomlin said Tuesday that Batch threw for Pittsburgh’s first three “We got a lot of things corrected earned the right to remain in the TD passes of the season. Batch also that we needed to,” he said. “We got lineup. looked more polished and comforta lot of things done.” He did it through his play — he’s able than Dixon. Dixon will be out About the only one who didn’t 4-1 as a fill-in starter since joining for up to six weeks, but the Steelers the Steelers in 2002 — and through don’t plan to put him on the injured put in that much work was Parker, Clemson’s sophomore starter. Parker his perseverance. reserve list. Batch played only one game the Roethlisberger is eligible to return was drilled by a helmet to ribs and looked like he might have to be previous two seasons due to injuto practice next week, when the replaced. But Parker felt healthy ries, and his perceived fragility was Steelers have a bye. He will start enough to stay in and led the Tigers partly why Tomlin started the inexOct. 17 against Cleveland. on a fourth-quarter touchdown drive that tied the game. Once back on campus, however, Swinney made sure Parker wouldn’t the year he started getting back.” have to do much more than watch Augustin said he took only one backup Tajh Boyd and twirl a footContinued from Page 7A week off after Charlotte was swept ball every once in awhile. by Orlando in the first round of the Parker looked confident and strong playoffs and started working out. But late that season Augustin He ran nearly every day, did pilates, at practice Monday, offensive coordipulled an abdominal muscle. The lifted weights and even showed up injury kept him out of games and for some summer-league workouts in then sidelined him for much of the Orlando. summer. He still weighs only about 175 He returned last season a bit overpounds, but said he’s gained weight and with demanding coach Continued from Page 7A strength. Larry Brown constantly in his ear. “I wanted to get stronger in case He made 5 of his first 21 3-point the track. Instead, he said they disguys like Deron Williams try to post attempts and had a seven-game cussed the ramifications of continume up, which the will do,” Augustin stretch early in the season in which ing a feud. he shot 6 of 27 from the field. Things said. “I just want to be able to hold “The more we chase each other on got so bad he didn’t get off the bench my ground and be stronger.” the race track, the more we’re going Barring another trade, Charlotte’s in consecutive December games. to let somebody else, mainly Fourstarting point guard job is Augustin’s “I think he got down,” forward Time (Johnson), make it Five-Time.” to lose because there are numerous Gerald Wallace said. “I think he Hamlin is the current Sprint Cup questions behind him. had a couple of DNPs and I think Series points leader and takes a Newly signed Shaun Livingston that really broke his confidence and 35-point lead over Johnson into this was limited Tuesday as he recovers made him focus on his shot.” weekend’s race at Kansas. Harvick Things didn’t get much better, with from a severe knee injury, Javaris led the points for most of the “reguCrittenton is trying to return from Augustin still having some abdomilar season,” but is currently ranked nal pain. He averaged just 6.4 points a foot injury and his gun suspension from last season in Washington. fifth after two races in the Chase for and shot 39 percent from the field the Sprint Cup championship. Sherron Collins is an undrafted as Brown turned to other players to Harvick, who has not publicly rookie. back up Felton late in the season. commented on the incident with Augustin must still win over “I was tough on him and I don’t Hamlin, trails the leader by 65 Brown, notoriously tough on point know if he handled it great,” Brown points. guards, and who holds a soft spot said. “I think really he was hurt. He The feud began at the start of didn’t have an opportunity last sum- for Felton. Brown said “I died” Saturday’s practice when Harvick when Felton signed with New York mer to work. I think that set him intentionally hit Hamlin’s car. Once because “everything I value he did.” back a little bit. Toward the end of

Steelers’ Batch will start Sunday

Augustin

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Clemson coach Dabo Swinney.

nator Billy Napier said, and would be ready to face Miami. “I felt good. I thought I threw the ball well, especially coming back,” Parker said. “My arm actually feels really fresh.” Count on Miami to try and make Parker uncomfortable at Death Valley on Saturday. The Hurricanes (2-1) have already shown their resiliency, bouncing back from a 36-24 loss at Ohio State three weeks ago with last Thursday night’s 31-3 victory at Pittsburgh.

Stachitas listed as Wake Forest’s starting QB WINSTON-SALEM (AP) — Ted Stachitas could be back as Wake Forest’s starting quarterback — if he’s healthy enough to play. The team’s depth chart released Tuesday listed Stachitas as the starter ahead of freshman Tanner Price, who started the last two games on the road but was knocked out in the third quarter of the Florida State loss with a concussion. Coach Jim Grobe called Price doubtful for this week’s game against Georgia Tech. Grobe added that Stachitas has been limited in practice by sore ribs, an injury he suffered against the Seminoles. He said it appears his ribs are bruised, and doctors haven’t found any fractures. Still, Grobe admitted it’s “a possibility” that the Demon Deacons could be without both Stachitas and Price. If so, either redshirt freshman Brendan Cross or redshirt junior Skylar Jones would make his first career start.

back in the garage, where they were lined up side-by-side in the same stall, the drivers and their teams exchanged heated words as NASCAR officials surrounded the scene. Hamlin said he was expecting the contact following his comments Friday about Bowyer and his Richard Childress Racing team. Bowyer won the Chase opener at New Hampshire, but his car was ruled illegal three days after the win and NASCAR docked him 150 points. Bowyer and RCR are alleging that a push from a tow truck to Victory Lane caused damage that contributed to the car failing inspection, and their appeal of the penalty is scheduled for Wednesday. Hamlin dismissed the tow truck theory and alleged that the entire garage knew RCR had been pushing the limit on its cars for several months.

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OAXACA, Mexico (AP) — A hillside collapsed on hundreds of sleeping residents in a rural Mexican community early Tuesday, adding to the deadly 60s toll that weeks of heavy rains 60s have exacted on parts of Latin America. H 70s 80s Authorities in the town of Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec said seven people were killed in the mudslide and at least 100 were missing, but 80s the leader of their state, Oaxaca Gov. Ulises Ruiz, reported four confirmed dead and 12 missing. President Felipe Calderon L H reported on his Twitter account that an Army commander and 30 soldiers had reached the town by foot and that there was a lot of damage, but “perhaps not of the magnitude initially reported.” “We are very saddened by this tragedy, very sad but very determined to do everything in God’s power to save the victims who are alive in this landslide and to swamps where the help the people of Santa Maria,” Baraboo and Wisconsin Calderon told reporters. rivers meet and Communications with the town Interstates 90/94 and about 130 miles (220 kilometers) 39 converge. southeast of Mexico City have The 14-mile-long been difficult since the pre-dawn berm made of sand slide. Soldiers and civil protecand grass runs along tion and Red Cross workers the Wisconsin River’s couldn’t reach the area for nearly southern shore. Most 10 hours because mud and rocks of it separates the Pine and in one case a collapsed bridge Island Wildlife Area blocked roads, and bad weather from the river, but the prevented helicopters from being last mile-and-a-half on used. the western end walls Donato Vargas, an official in off Blackhawk Park, a Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec collection of about 100 reached by a satellite telephone, homes and seasonal said as many as 300 homes were cottages. believed to buried, and residents It’s unclear how much who made it out early in the worse the flood might morning said they had no success have been had the levee digging out their neighbors. burst, but Steve Miller, “We have been using a backhoe director of the state but there is a lot of mud. Department of Natural “We can’t even see the homes, Resources’ Bureau of we can’t hear shouts, we can’t Facilities and Lands, hear anything,” he said. said the levee’s best Vargas said the slide dragged days are over. houses packed with sleeping fam“We’re just lucky it ilies some 1,300 feet (400 meters) hasn’t washed out,” downhill, along with cars, liveMiller said. “It’s too stock and light poles. old. It’s dilapidated. It’s “We were all sleeping and all I poorly built. I’m pretty heard was a loud noise and when sure our position will I left the house I saw that the hill be to look at a differhad fallen,” Vargas said. ent way to manage the “We were left without electricflood plain.” ity, without telephone and we Many levees nationcouldn’t help them. wide are similar — just “There was no way to move the mounds of dirt farmers mud.” piled up to protect crop One person was reported killed land, said Eric Halpin, in a mudslide in another Oaxaca vice chair of the community, Villa Hidalgo, and 30 National Committee on people were killed Monday in a Levee Safety. slide in Colombia. “Many weren’t Heavy rains, including some designed to protect delivered by the remnants of people at all,” Halpin Hurricane Karl and then Tropical said. Storm Matthew, also have pro-

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A woman walks past the damaged bridge that crosses the Macuilxochitl river near the town of Tlacolula, Mexico on Tuesday. Rescue operations attempting to reach the town of Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec have been delayed due to the condition of the bridge. Authorities fear hundreds may have died in this community after a hillside collapsed over several homes.

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Officials say old dike may add to flood risk

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A century-old sand dike that held back the raging Wisconsin River helped protect a rural neighborhood, but state officials said Tuesday they’ll renew a push to buy out homeowners and let the levee deteriorate. The river surged around one end of the levee, leaving lowlying portions of the Blackhawk Park neighborhood in Caledonia under more than a foot of dirty water. But after three days of flooding, residents who evacuated Sunday were expected to return Wednesday, officials said. Even though the dike held, water seeped through it. The situation underscored experts’ concerns that many levees Even though the dike held, water seeped through it. The situation underscored experts’ concerns that many levees across the nation are aging and weren’t designed to hold back big floods. The National Committee on Levee Safety warned in a report to Congress last year that inatten-

tion to poorly built levees has put more people and structures at risk over the past 100 years. Federal and state officials assessed damage in southern Minnesota on Tuesday, while St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman declared a flooding emergency. The Mississippi River was expected rise to nearly 18.5 feet by Saturday afternoon. That’s about 4.5 feet above flood stage. White House spokesman Bill Burton issued a statement saying President Barack Obama’s administration has been in constant contact with the governors in Wisconsin and Minnesota and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was providing sandbagging and other help. The statement comes as Obama appeared at a campaign rally for Democratic candidates in Madison. In Wisconsin, a band of farmers and homeowners built the levee in Caledonia in the 1890s to protect farms from flooding. The town lies about 40 miles north of Madison, in the

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duced deadly f loods in southern Mexico and Central America. Oaxaca Civil Protection operations coordinator Luis Marin said the state has seen three days straight of intense rain. The state government had warned residents south of the city of Oaxaca of f looding from overf lowing rivers and opened shelters in other parts of the state. Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec, which had 9,000 residents in 2005 according to Mexican census data, is a community high in the Sierra Norte mountains known for maintaining its indigenous culture, especially its music. Residents speak the native language, Mixe, and its youth orchestra plays throughout Mexico. Vargas said there is another hill about to give way in another area of town. “We are in a serious risk situation,” Vargas said. “In all of our neighborhoods there are houses and roads cracked and about to fall.” Huge swaths of riverside communities in southern Mexico were still under water Tuesday — f looding exacerbated by the passage of Karl and Matthew. Before Tuesday’s landslides, at least 15 deaths in Mexico were blamed on the hurricane. In Honduras, authorities said four people, including a child, drowned in rivers and creeks swollen by Tropical Storm Matthew. The National Emergencies Commission said Tuesday that three adults died in the town of El Oregano and a 10-year-old child in the Caribbean coast town of La Lima. In Colombia, about 30 people were killed Monday by a landslide northwest of Bogota, the capital. Many were changing from one bus to another because a mountain road was blocked, but the residents of five houses also were buried, rescue officials said. President Juan Manuel Santos visited the scene Tuesday between the towns of Giraldo and Canasgordas in Antioquia state, northwest of Bogota. “The situation is very difficult,” he told reporters as rescue teams with sniffer dogs probed tons of earth. Witnesses described a roar as first rocks and then earth swept over the road Monday afternoon. Amateur video shows the slide bearing down and scouring away the houses. Heavy rains in recent weeks across Colombia have triggered f looding that has claimed at least 74 lives.

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THE MARKET IN REVIEW

STOCK EXCHANGE HIGHLIGHTS

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NYSE

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GAINERS ($2 OR MORE)

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Chg +.51 +.42 +.58 +.29 +.28 +.19 +.24 +.39 +1.53 +.65

%Chg +25.8 +15.7 +12.3 +10.6 +10.4 +9.4 +9.4 +9.0 +8.5 +7.6

LOSERS ($2 OR MORE)

Name Last Chg %Chg Molycorp n 26.00 -3.08 -10.6 Monsanto 48.75 -4.32 -8.1 NewpkRes 8.09 -.61 -7.0 DeutsBk rt 4.86 -.36 -6.9 BkIrelnd 2.98 -.21 -6.6 AsdEstat 13.55 -.93 -6.4 BarcGems3843.15-2.82 -6.1 LDK Solar 9.88 -.57 -5.5 Compx 12.86 -.74 -5.4 DrxSOXBr 28.57 -1.48 -4.9

Name Last ChinaNutri 2.70 MexcoEn 5.68 SuprmInd 2.30 Tofutti 2.38 TrnsatlPt n 2.81 MinesMgt 2.24 Alcoa pf 68.50 MtnPDia g 4.12 ProlorBio 6.04 EasternCo 16.01

MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE) Name Vol (00) Last Chg Citigrp 2771765 3.88 +.01 S&P500ETF1919255114.67 +.40 BkofAm 1178535 13.27 +.03 SPDR Fncl 795708 14.48 +.04 iShR2K 597931 67.48 +.66 GenElec 533039 16.44 +.01 DirFnBear 512094 13.13 -.11 iShEMkts 486926 44.36 +.32 BostonSci 476369 6.18 +.45 Pfizer 430790 17.43 +.26

MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE) Name Vol (00) Last Chg RareEle g 49067 8.60 -.25 GrtBasG g 47320 2.36 +.02 GoldStr g 44918 5.09 +.17 CapGold n 37530 4.73 +.39 LibertyAcq 29390 10.40 ... NovaGld g 27435 9.00 +.38 TrnsatlPt n 26630 2.81 -.16 VantageDrl 23983 1.46 -.03 NwGold g 23692 6.56 +.23 Hyperdyn 22110 2.49 +.51

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LOSERS ($2 OR MORE)

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Chg -1.01 -4.41 -.50 -1.66 -1.00 -2.14 -.32 -.21 -.27 -.17

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MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE) Name Vol (00) Last Chg PwShs QQQ974221 49.37 -.02 Cisco 630626 21.86 -.25 Intel 597129 19.50 +.27 Microsoft 543870 24.68 -.06 DryShips 474130 4.85 +.38 Oracle 415606 27.19 +.24 Apple Inc 364809 286.86 -4.30 RschMotn 291854 46.91 -1.45 MicronT 261350 7.15 +.12 AdobeSy 248105 26.28 -.60 Advanced Declined Unchanged Total issues New Highs New Lows Volume

DIARY

1,766 855 138 2,759 128 18 2,079,065,338

DAILY DOW JONES LOOKING FOR DIRECTION IN THIS 10,920 LET’S TALK. VOLATILE MARKET? Dow Jones industrials Close: 10,858.14 Change: 46.10 (0.4%)

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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

11.60 28.53 27.92 49.04 62.45 34.28 16.07 104.96 105.64 26.16 97.59 33.55 39.67 11.60 25.40 2.11 26.67 11.60 16.99 28.54 33.65 12.48 29.76 105.65 14.99 104.96 28.45 74.91 21.55 31.10 36.75 10.46 3.05 16.51 15.60

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+1.3 +10.8/B +8.3 +10.8/A +8.1 +8.0/D +5.0 +9.0/C +9.5 +15.4/A +9.1 +6.8/D +4.5 +12.8/A +8.0 +10.2/B +8.0 +10.1/B +8.2 +8.7/C +8.9 +6.1/D +10.2 +7.7/A +9.7 +7.0/B +1.3 +10.6/B +6.8 +12.1/A +3.5 +13.9/A +9.5 +9.7/C +1.3 +10.4/C +5.4 +11.3/A +8.3 +11.0/A +7.8 +10.0/B +1.2 +10.1/C +5.3 +9.6/C +8.0 +10.2/B +9.7 +7.3/B +8.0 +10.2/B +10.3 +5.0/C +10.3 +16.3/A +6.5 +8.9/B +7.5 +7.9/D +8.7 +11.4/A +0.3 +2.5/D +7.8 +8.7/B +4.8 +28.0/B +10.9 +9.2/D

+8.3/A +1.5/B +1.8/C +4.0/C +4.1/A +4.8/A +3.6/B +1.0/C +0.9/C +1.5/B -1.2/D +4.5/A +6.0/A +8.0/A +1.0/B +4.5/B +5.3/A +7.8/A +3.2/B +1.6/B +3.2/A +3.8/E +4.9/A +1.0/C +4.1/B +1.0/C +2.0/C +5.2/A +1.2/B +2.3/A +1.3/B +4.9/B -1.0/D +2.8/B +0.6/D

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Stocks make late recovery

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans in both the living room and the boardroom are growing more fearful about the economy, creating a Catch-22 for the job market: Shoppers won’t spend until they feel more secure, and business won’t hire until people start spending. The eroding views were revealed Tuesday by two separate surveys, one that found everyday Americans are increasingly pessimistic about jobs and another that found CEOs have grimmer predictions about upcoming sales. “The economy is stuck in an unvirtuous cycle,” said Mark Vitner, an economist at Wells Fargo. “Consumers are waiting for more jobs to be created, and businesses are waiting for consumers.” The monthly consumer confidence index from the Conference Board, a private research group, fell to 48.5 in September, its lowest point since February and down from 53.2 in August. Economists surveyed by Thomson Reuters were expecting 52.5 for September.

The recession is technically over — a panel of economists declared this month that it lasted 18 months and came to an end in July 2009 — but Americans are just as downbeat as they were a year ago. Consumer confidence “remains quite grim,” Franco said. “There’s been no consistency and no momentum.” While unemployment is the biggest factor in depressing Americans’ moods, they’re also dealing with tight credit and depressed home values. Home prices ticked up in July for the fourth straight month, helped by the nowexpired home credits, but many cities are bracing for declines in the year ahead, according to the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index. The declining confidence came as stocks

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Sour economic mood prevails

It takes a reading of 90 to indicate a healthy economy — a level not approached since the recession began in December 2007. Meanwhile, a poll by Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs of big companies, found two-thirds of chief executives expected sales to grow over the next six months. That’s down from 79 percent in June. Causing uncertainty for both groups, Vitner says, are the Nov. 2 elections, when voters worried about increasing deficits and the economy’s slow recovery will decide whether to keep Democrats in power in Congress. The Federal Reserve’s efforts to pump up the economy and lower the unemployment rate, stuck at almost 10 percent, have fallen short. Fed chief Ben Bernanke has signaled that the Fed is prepared to take new action if things get worse, but there’s no easy solution. Some companies that had big rounds of layoffs during the worst of the recession, such as drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., are still trimming work forces to bring down costs. The CEO survey suggests companies will be wary about adding workers into 2011. Only 31 percent of CEOs said they expected to increase their payrolls in the next six months, down from 39 percent in June, which was the best reading since before the recession.

52-Week High Low

Associated Press

In this Sept. 21 photo, two unemployed men await interviews at an employment center in San Jose, Calif. Americans’ view of the economy turned grimmer in September amid escalating job worries, falling to the lowest point since February..

staged a rally in September, putting the Dow Jones industrial average ahead for 2010. Tuesday’s report made investors jittery, but major indexes broke even as traders were encouraged by a f lurry of corporate deals. The consumer confidence index was based on a random survey mailed to 5,000 households from Sept. 1 to Sept. 21.

NEW YORK (AP) — A late push gave stock indexes moderate gains Tuesday as investors brushed off news that consumer confidence dropped to its lowest level since February. A big jump in earnings from Walgreen Co. and another corporate acquisition gave investors enough confidence to extend a four-week rally. Stocks were mixed for much of the day but struggled higher at the finish. With only two trading days left this month, the Dow Jones industrial average is on track for its best September since 1939 with a gain of 8.4 percent so far. It’s still up only 4.1 percent for the year. Stocks got off to a bad start after the Conference Board said its September reading on consumer confidence fell sharply from August and came in well below forecasts. Mostly positive readings from economic data on manufacturing, home sales and jobs have helped push stocks higher this month after a dismal performance on August. Scott Rostan, founder of Training The Street, which provides courses in financial modeling and corporate valuation, said the small move in stocks compared to the big decline in confidence was indicative of a growing schism between consumers and traders. “There’s a big dichotomy between Main Street sentiment and Wall Street sentiment,” Rostan said. Right now, traders are more focused on sentiment and confidence among corporate executives than consumers, he said. Drug developer Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings said Tuesday it will buy Qualitest Pharmaceuticals for $1.2 billion. That comes a day after major companies including Unilever NV and Southwest Airlines Co. announced deals. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it was pursuing buying a South African company. In other corporate news, Walgreen Co. soared 11.4 percent after the drugstore chain reported income that easily beat forecasts. Meanwhile technology stocks were being dragged down on disappointment that Research in Motion Ltd. said it would not roll out its competitor to Apple Inc.’s iPad, called the PlayBook, until the beginning of 2011. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 46.10, or 0.4 percent, to 10,858.14. It’s up 8.4 percent so far in September, and extraordinary showing for a month that is historically a weak one for the market. Investors are “looking beyond today’s news at broader indications a double-dip (recession) is more and more remote,” said Joe Heider, a principal at Rehmann Financial.

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UT gunman kills himself

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Going to the doctor isn’t anybody’s favorite thing to do, right? Guess you can tell it’s not mine either. When I visited my doctor for an annual exam earlier this month he informed me I needed to have some blood work done to check for various things, including my cholesterol level. And in order to do this, I’d need to fast for 12 hours before. But the bigger thing involved in this was that I’d have to have my blood drawn. I’m not terrified of needles. I just don’t want to hang out with them. To say I was dreading this appointment would be a bit of an understatement. As I pushed up my sleeve Monday morning, I explained to the nurses in the lab that I was a bit nervous because of a bad experience involving a needle and blood withdrawal years ago. They promised to be gentle, and I promised if they were I’d write about them in the newspaper. (Because I wouldn’t mention them in this space if it hurt.) Good job, guys, I have minimal bruising today and no soreness at all. In addition to myself having a doctor’s appointment Monday, turns out little man had a bad cough so off we went to the pediatrician’s office. We arrived to be worked in, and I had armed myself with books and entertainment for the long haul. Thankfully, we weren’t there as long as I had anticipated, and Nathan got to see his favorite doctor and even got two stickers for good behavior. Doctors and nurses have a job that I’m glad they are able to perform. I can deal with blood and other bodily fluids from my child, and if there were an emergency I’d help someone I didn’t know as well. I’m glad my job doesn’t involve having to make decisions that could literally mean life or death. The doctors and nurses I saw Monday are just like you or me – one nurse said her daughter had been on the front page of this very newspaper recently and she was proud. Nathan’s doctor grabbed him into a bear hug and tickled him Monday, I’m sure not unlike how he treats his own children. I’ve heard – and probably said myself – how doctors are only in their chosen profession for the money. Just like with any job, this could be true for a handful. I don’t think that applies to the two doctors I’m referring to today. I’m grateful we have providers right here in small town friendly who live up to the moniker – who ask about your family, read the newspaper and are involved in a variety of ways. If you haven’t, take time to thank a doctor or nurse today for providing you with care. And now, stick a needle in me, I’m done. Flynn is The Daily Courier’s Lifestyles Editor. Contact her via e-mail at aflynn@thedigitalcourier. com.

McCray Bright, barely tall enough to ride the Hurricane, sends a hearty wave to family and friends. Below, as always the exhibit hall was popular with kids of all ages as exhibitors presented “Everything American.” Apple gourds, canned fruits and vegetables, baked goods, wood work, needle work and displays from the POW/MIA were among items for exhibit.

Fair-thee-well Annual Colfax event draws crowds, will return next September Photos by Jean Gordon and Larry Dale

Above, although her face is not visible, the message on Maggie Marks’ shirt says it all – “Eat More Corn” as she took a pretend ride on a farm tractor at the Colfax Free Fair Saturday afternoon. While her brother kept an eye on her, their mother, Kim Marks serves fried pickles from their booth at the fair. They sold the popular roasted corn, pickles and peanuts.

Above, Bethany Mathis was a bit too young to catch a ride on the Scrambler with her brother, Curtis, and cousin Bryson Mathis, but she patiently waited for them to finish so they could move on to the next ride. At right, thousands of folks from across the county and area visited the annual Colfax Free Fair, Ellenboro Carnival, last week in what seems to have been the most successful in years. The fair, carnival is the school’s largest fundraiser and profits will be known in a few weeks, said principal Bill Bass.


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Start now preparing for next year’s crops With the end of summer gardening, now is the time to work toward improving garden soils and controlling diseases for next year’s garden. For those who have finished harvesting and don’t plan to have a fall/winter garden, remove all of this summer’s garden debris by either pulling up the vegetables or tiling them under. Destroying the garden debris now will help to eliminate diseases that would overwinter and become problems for the next garden season. One option for improving your garden soil is to grow a cover crop. There are several benefits of a cover crop or green manure crop: increased organic matter in the soil, protection from wind & water erosion during the winter months, discouraging weeds, and aerating compacted soils. For winter covers consider using one of the following crops at the rate listed per 1,000 square feet: barley (4-6 lbs.), crimson clover (1/2-1 lb.), oats (3-4 lbs.), ryegrass (1-2 lbs.) or vetch (1-2 lbs.). As winter concludes, in March to early April till under the cover crop and allow it to decompose. Over time, this process will help in improving the tilth and workability of your soil, along with raising the organic matter levels of the soil. Collecting and composting the leaves that will soon be dropping is also an important option for local gardens. Leaf compost is an wonderful soil amendment as well as, an excellent mulch for not only vegetable gardens but also landscape plant beds. To learn more about composting, contact the Rutherford Extension Center and request AG-467, Composting: A Guide to Managing Organic Yard Wastes.

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Recently, the detection of Thousand Cankers Disease in eastern Tennessee is the first of this pest east of the Mississippi River. Walnut twig beetle and the fungus, Geosmithia morbida are what cause Thousand Cankers Disease. Due to this, North Carolina’s Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services have issued an exterior quarantine that prohibits movement of firewood of any hardwood species, plant and plant parts of the genus Juglans such as walnut trees, including nursery stock, budwood, scionwood or green lumber, and other material living, dead, cut or fallen, including logs, stumps, roots, branches and composted and un-composted chips. Exemptions to the quarantine are nuts, nut meats, hulls, processed lumber (100% bark-free, kiln-dried with square edges) and finished wood products without bark, such as walnut furniture, instruments and gun stocks. Landowners and homeowners in North Carolina are asked to watch for signs of the Thousand Cankers Disease on black walnut trees. Typical symptoms vary depending on the stage of the disease, but include thinning tree crowns and yellowing or wilted leaves in the crown, leaves that are smaller than normal and relatively recent dead limbs. Contact NCDA&CS’s Plant Industry Division at 1-800-2069333 to report a suspect tree, or by e-mail at HYPERLINK “mailto:newpest@ncagr.gov” newpest@ncagr.gov.

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Woman attacks assailant: Not without a fight By RICHARD WALKER

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ORANGEBURG, S.C. — If it had been a fair fight, she thinks she’d have been able to take her assailant. “I’m angry,” 66-year-old Christine Hollar says a day after she was assaulted and robbed in broad daylight. “I’d like to put my boot up his arse.” It happened Monday as Hollar was cleaning rental property she owns on Whitman Street in Orangeburg. The assault sent Hollar to the hospital for treatment of multiple hematoma bruises to her face and back and lacerations to the back of her head and above her eye. “I lost a lot of blood; my clothes were saturated in it,” she said. Police are concerned that there was such a brazen attack on a citizen in the middle of the day with people around. “The fact that she was attacked at one of her properties in broad daylight is particularly shocking,” said Capt. Mike Adams of the Orangeburg Department of Public Safety. “We have two investigators assigned to the case, and they are currently conducting interviews.” On Tuesday, Hollar was at home tending her many injuries. Two police officers came by to gather her bloody clothing as evidence. A retired teacher and owner of rental property, Hollar said she wanted to tell what happened to her to prevent it from happening again and to catch the individual who assaulted her. According to police documents, when officers arrived at the Whitman Street apartment complex at around 2:24 p.m. Monday, they found an open door at the back of the apartments. That door opened onto a hallway where police found “there was blood splatters on the walls and floor,” according to the incident report. Officers found Hollar in a bathroom in the complex wiping blood from her head wounds. She said a man had entered the complex at a run and tackled her from behind. “This guy came in around the corner and knocked me down and began pounding my head into the floor,” Hollar said.

The suspect then took Hollar’s car keys and her purse, which contained money she normally doesn’t carry — several hundred dollars paid to her for rent. At that point, a rage was ignited inside the native of Scotland. On the ground battered and bleeding, Hollar saw the man unlocking her car and taking her purse. She went after him, and while he was leaning inside her car, she slammed the door on his leg. The man fled as Hollar, a fiery redhead, screamed behind him, her face covered with blood. “If I could have caught him ... we’d have been right there in the middle of Whitman Street,” she said. “You are not even safe on your own property.” Hollar, who was still fuming Tuesday, believes the man used a handgun to pistol-whip her in the head. If she had been in possession of a weapon, she said she hesitates to think what she would have done. “I don’t know; I do not know,” she said. “But I was not going down without a fight.” On Tuesday, with a towel covering her head wounds, Hollar reflected on the assault, saying it doesn’t make sense to her. She said she works behind the scenes in the community helping others. Hollar said two officers visited her in the hospital on Monday to take her statements and two more officers visited her on Tuesday to check on her. “Capt. Adams has been wonderful — and the police people who he sent to see me,” she said. “I want to make sure to thank them.” In the meantime, Hollar says she’s not letting the assault and armed robbery alter her life. She vows she will get back on her feet, even if she’s knocked down again. But, Hollar adds that when she does get back up, it will be with her two friends - Smith and Wesson. “Orangeburg is not a safe place,” she said. “I’m going to get myself a concealed weapons permit.” Hollar’s assailant is described as a 6-foot-tall black male weighing about 120 pounds. He was wearing See Woman, Page 4B


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Muslim family treasures Ramadan togetherness By TIM FUNK

former Army Reservist who teaches Web programming at Central Piedmont Community College - helps Munira in the kitchen. Children who have not yet reached puberty are not required to fast during Ramadan. But the von Briesens want all theirs to fast — not just the two oldest, who are teens. But he admits to using presents to first get his children interested in the practice. Their oldest, daughter Noura, started fasting when she was nine. In exchange, she got an American Girl doll - “The mother of all bribes,” her father says. The youngest, son YaSeen, got a toy Smurf each day he fasted.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It’s 4:29 a.m., and Munira von Briesen, 40, is busy in her kitchen, the only one lit up at this hour on her East Charlotte street. Wearing a white head scarf, she prepares breakfast for her five children, who cling to their last 10 minutes of sleep. In the next room, husband Inayat softly recites prayers in Arabic as he stands, bends at the waist, and kneels with his forehead and hands on a floor rug. Most mornings during the year, the kids — ages 8 to 16 — get to sleep later and make do with a bowl of cold cereal before heading off to public school. But today, they will feast on eggs, pancakes, bananas, strawberry yogurt, cookies, a few Doritos - and lots of water. Like 1.5 billion other Muslims around the world, including an estimated 12,000 in Charlotte, the von Briesens rise early during this holy month of Ramadan for suhoor. This hearty fare will help sustain them during the fasting they are obliged to do between dawn and sunset. The family’s early morning ritual also includes the first of the day’s five prayers, which will be said at 5:30 a.m. in a room that features a long photograph of Mecca, in Saudi Arabia — Islam’s holiest place and the birthplace of Mohammad, the 1,400-year-old religion’s most important prophet. At a time when many Americans are suspicious of Islam, with some opposing the building of a mosque near the site of the 9-11 attacks in New York, the von Briesens agreed to let the Observer see how they start their day during this sacred time on the Islamic calendar. “The media make Islam look dark,” says Munira. “I want people to see ... that our life and children are full of light.” Ordinarily, Munira doesn’t wear a hijab, or head scarf, around the house. But because of the male guest, she takes 20 seconds to don what many Muslims consider a mode of modesty. In public, she’s covered her hair for 20 years, she says. “I think God wants me to do it,” says Munira, who, like her husband, is a white American who became Muslim decades ago. “A lot of women don’t wear it because they worry about what other people might think. What God thinks is more important.” Fasting as a family As wake-the-kids time approaches, Inayat — a

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Muslims say that fasting, which they believe is required by God during Ramadan for all those who are able, has many benefits. It redirects a person’s heart away from worldly things, they say, and heightens awareness of God. It also purifies and fosters selfdiscipline. And it gives those denying themselves a sense of what it must be like for those in need all the time. “It turns sympathy to empathy,” says Inayat, 41. As parents, they are trying to give their children support, and an understanding of how to sustain day-long fasts and, eventually, grow deeper in their relationship with Allah - the Arabic word for God. “We’re giving them a great foundation to start with,” Munira says. “And, hopefully, they’ll end up helping other people.” Starting with pancakes “Hi, guys!” Inayat shouts as he heads up the stairs to rouse his children. “It’s that time.” The first one down is daughter Iman, 10, followed by YaSeen, 8, who rubs his eyes as he takes a seat. Inayat, 6-feet-6, returns to the kitchen, carrying daughter Maryam, 12, over his shoulder. Bringing up the rear are the oldest - first, Mohammed, 14. Then, wearing a head scarf, and looking sleepy, Noura, 16, arrives and takes a seat. “Everybody grab a pancake, please,” Inayat says as they settle in for their only meal until the sun goes down. There’s lightness and even some laughter in the air a morning meal with the whole family present usually only happens during Ramadan. Maryam leaves, then returns, wearing her green, furry Oscar the Grouch hat, which she often eats and

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sleeps in. “I found it at a store,” she says, “and Dad said I should get it - it fits my personality.” The conversation shifts to concerns about the two oldest, both students at Rocky River High School in Mint Hill and both scheduled to engage in athletic activity that day. Without any water breaks. “I didn’t finish the two-mile yesterday,” says Moby, who runs cross country. “Slacker,” his dad teases. “Dude,” Moby shoots back, laughing, “I was way behind.” Mother Munira jumps in: “Seriously, if you get shaky, or feel like you’re going to pass out, you’re allowed to break the fast. Understand?” Noura has an aerobics class. Her teacher has told her to take it easy if she has a hard time. “I get really thirsty and I can’t go to the water fountain like everybody else,” she says. But, by now, Noura says, fasting during Ramadan has become a habit. And her parents say that she, more than anybody in the family, enjoys the social side of Ramadan: The iftars, or dinners that break the fast, happen at Muslim homes and masjids, or mosques, all over town each night. “Ten minutes, people!” Munira announces, noting the time left before first daylight - and the start of the fast. Caucasian Muslims Munira and Inayat met after she placed a singles ad in Islamic Horizons magazine in 1988. She had just become a Muslim. “18 year old Caucasian Muslim, seeking American or foreign Muslim under 25.” She got 80 responses. Three were from Americans - two guys in jail and Inayat, who was then a student at Georgetown University in Washington. Munira was attending a community college in Massachusetts. A year later, after corresponding and talking on the phone, they met. And in 1990, they married. Today, they are the only Caucasian Muslim couple they know of in Charlotte. Most American-born Muslim converts are black. It was an African-American Muslim — one of her high school teachers - who led Munira to Islam. She had been baptized Roman Catholic, but, by 16, she had rejected the Christian idea of a Trinity God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. She’d never even heard of Islam, but what the teacher

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told her struck a deep chord. “It was immediate: I get this. There is one God. I get to keep all the prophets I like. And the head scarf, I could work it out.” Inayat had become a fully practicing Muslim, by his recollection, at 13. Before that, he had been shuttled back and forth between his divorced parents. He spent time with his mother and stepfather, converted Muslims, in Mecca, where he saw the place where Muslims go on hajj, or pilgrimage. “I saw people praying all the time,” he says. “And they were generous.” At 14, he lived in Egypt, and now says he is Muslim

because God wants him to be. The couple arrived in Charlotte in 1997. Today, he works at CPCC, and she is a Sufi sheikha, a spiritual guide to mystical Islam. Call to prayer It’s 5:30 a.m., and Moby is in the library/prayer room, calling the others to prayer. “God is greater,” he repeats four times in Arabic. “Bear witness: There is no deity but the one God,” he continues in the language of the Quran, Islam’s holy book. “Bear witness that Muhammad is the messenger of God... Come to prayer ... Come to good works ... Prayer is better than sleep.”

Man keeps goats, ponies, hog as pets By W. TERRY SMITH The Daily Southerner

TARBORO, N.C. — The white beard has a lot to do with it. The belly, of course. What other reason for a table of women in a diner to call him “Kris Kringle” on a hot, muggy afternoon? Folks do that when Bobby O’Neal is nearby. He does not even need the red suit he wears in the Christmas Parade in December. Maybe it is because O’Neal, 76, has that certain twinkle in his eye. It seems to appear whenever there is woman close by, or his grandson Eric O’Neal, 7. Or some of his pets. Pets? What else do you call his three ponies, hog and a goat? There were two more goats, but they keep jumping over the fence and have been given away. There was a rooster, too, but a dog (“A coyote,” according to Eric’s daddy Michael) made it a snack. O’Neal says he has the menagerie for Eric, but one wonders while watching the gentleman feed them ginger cookies, peanuts or whatever else is handy. The ponies — Whitey, Shorty and Domino — and Ronnie Pig stay in a fenced-

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0563 Misc. Items for Sale

I PAY CASH FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS Up to $10 per 100 ct. Call Bob 828-577-4197

Electric stove, cream beige, good cond. Paid $280 will sell for $200. 828-447-9733

Junk Cars Wanted

Paying $240 per vehicle.

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Unfurnished Apartments

REQUEST FOR BIDS DEMOLITION OF FORMER HOTEL BUILDING TOWN OF FOREST CITY The Town of Forest City is accepting informal bids for demolition of the former Blanton Hotel on Depot Street in Forest City. Bids will be received in the city clerk's office, 128 N. Powell Street until 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 5th, at which time they will be opened and examined. For further information contact Bob Daniels or Stewart Briscoe at 245-0149.

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Homes for Rent

1, 2 & 3BR Close to downtown Rfdtn. D/w, stove, refrig., w/d hook up. No pets! 287-0733

3BR Home 107 Conner St., FC $350/mo. Dep. & ref's. req. No pets! Call 828-738-4905

3BR/2BA single level town home, with attached garage, great

3BR/2BA 107 Cobra Dr., FC (off Crowe Dairy Rd.) Appliances incld. $600/mo. Call 704-472-4666

neighborhood, conveniently

located inside Rutherfordton city limits. No pets! 828-429-4288

House for lease on 5 acres of land. 2.5BR/2BA, quiet, on John Watson Rd. $700/mo. No inside pets. 828-287-0983 or 223-1112

2BR Apt in Forest City Newly updated! $400/mo. + sec. dep. Call 828-228-5873

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Homes for Rent 2 Commercial buildings for rent

2BR/1BA Cent. h/a, stove, refrig. $500/mo. + $400 dep. 245-5703 or 286-8665

Located on W Main St., FC. Approx. 8,000 sq ft. & 2,000 sq ft. High visibility. $1,400/mo. & $600/mo.

Secluded cottage Gilkey comm. 2BR/1.5BA, cent. h/a. No inside pets! 828-437-6754

Call 248-1681

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Clean 3BR/1BA House on 2 acres with 2 door metal bldg. $650/mo. Call 828-429-3004

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION

Pursuant to the provisions of G.S. 44A-40, various items of personal property contained in warehouse(s) listed below will be sold at public auction at Jones and Company, 291 S. Main St., Rutherfordton, NC at 10:00AM on Saturday, October 2, 2010. Sale is being made to satisfy the warehouse lien on said goods for storage charges due and unpaid. Due notice has been given.

Notice is hereby given in accordance with the provisions of North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 59 that:

Unit(s): 66-Mark Thompson; 18-Jennifer Mote; 19-James Walden; 75-Miquel Roman

The partnership heretofore existing between The J.S. Proctor Company Profit Sharing Trust, Special Account for John S. Proctor, Jr. and John S. Proctor, Jr., under the fictitious name of Proctor3 at various locations in the Town of Lake Lure, County of Rutherford, State of North Carolina is now dissolved by mutual consent.

291 S. Main Street, Rutherfordton, NC 28139 828-287-4600

Sandra Mayse City Clerk

That The J.S. Proctor Company Profit Sharing Trust, Special Account for John S. Proctor, Jr., of the City of Charlotte, County of Mecklenburg, State of North Carolina, has withdrawn from and is no longer associated in the conducting of said business, and John S. Proctor, Jr., now deceased, of the City of Charlotte, County of Mecklenburg, State of North Carolina, has withdrawn from and is no longer associated in the conducting of said business hereafter, these entities or individuals, or their successors in interest, have assumed all of the outstanding obligations of said business incurred both heretofore and hereafter, and is entitled to all of the assets of said business. Said partnership was dissolved as of January 1, 2009. /S/ J.S. Proctor Company Profit Sharing Trust /S/ The Estate and Trust of John S. Proctor, Jr., Anna J. Proctor, Executrix and Trustee

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Mobile Homes for Rent

2 & 3 Bedrooms Stove, refrigerator, cable and trash included. No cats! Call 453-0078 or 429-8822 3 Bedroom/2 Bath in quiet park. $350/mo. and up Call 287-8558

3 Bedroom/2 Bath on private lot in

Ellenboro area. Central h/a. No pets! $525/mo. + $525 dep. References req.

Call 828-248-1681

3BR/2BA DW Cane Creek area off US 64 $550/mo. Dep. & ref's req. Call 828-429-5745 3BR/2BA DW on lg. lot in Chase area. Cent. h/a, refrig., & stove. $500/mo. 289-3933

3BR/2BA SW in Rutherfordton RENT TO OWN!

Will Finance! No banks! Hurry! You pay no lot rent, insurance, taxes or interest! Neg. $99 week + dep.

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Furn. 2BR/1BA in Danieltown Cent. h/a. No pets! $400/mo. + dep. 245-4248 or 429-3471

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Homes for Sale

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Lots & Acreage

20+/-ac., with farm house Mixture of wooded, pasture tillable bottom land. Call 704-481-0548, 828-289-8507 or 828-429-0081

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Mobile Homes for Sale

Oakwood, gold medal series, 1,920 sqft. 3 Bedroom/

2 Bath, 4 private acres

with small creek. Immaculate. Cliffside near new Duke plant. $89,900

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Commercial/Office

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Having qualified as Executor of the estate of FERN B MCENTIRE of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said FERN B MCENTIRE to present them to the undersigned on or before the 22nd day of December, 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 22nd day of September, 2010. Janice Carol Jones, Executor 115 Melon Drive Rutherfordton, NC 28139

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COUNTY OF RUTHERFORD NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 370

File No: 10 SP 351 TAKE NOTICE THAT: William Richard Boyd, Jr., Substitute Trustee, has begun proceedings to FORECLOSE under the Deed of Trust described below, and by under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in such Deed of Trust, and an Order entered by the Clerk of Superior Court of the above County, will sell the below described property at public auction as follows: 1. The instrument pursuant to which such sale will be held is that certain Deed of Trust executed by Blaze Edwin Zehnder, a single person, original mortgagor, and recorded in the Office of the Rutherford County Register of Deeds in Deed of Trust Book 944, at Page 728. The record owner of such property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds not more than ten (10) days prior to posting this Notice of Sale, if not the original mortgagors, is: N/A 2. The property will be sold by the Substitute Trustee at 1:00 p.m. on the 7th day of October, 2010 at the Rutherford County Courthouse door in the City of Rutherfordton, North Carolina. 3. The real property to be sold is generally described as Lot #19 Cherry Mountain Trails, Bostic, NC 28018 and described as follows: Being all of that property described in that certain Deed of Trust recorded in Book 944, at Page 728 of the Rutherford County, North Carolina Registry and said description is incorporated herein by reference. BEING all of Lot 19, Phase 1 of CHERRY MOUNTAIN TRAILS, as recorded in Plat Book 25 at Page 44, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rutherford County. THIS PROPERTY IS CONVEYED subject to the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for CHERRY MOUNTAIN TRAILS recorded in Book 917, Page 864, Rutherford County Registry. Any property described in the Deed of Trust which is not being offered for sale is described as follows: Subject to any and all Release Deeds of Record in the Rutherford County, North Carolina Registry. 4. Any buildings located on the above-described property are also included in the sale. 5. The property will be sold by the Substitute Trustee to the highest bidder for CASH. The highest bidder will be required to deposit IN CASH with the Substitute Trustee at the date and time of the sale the greater of five percent (5.0%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty and no/100 Dollars ($750.00). 6. All bidders bid for the property AS IS on the date of sale. Absolutely no warranties are made as to the condition, value or title of the property. While the Substitute Trustee believes the title to be good, all bidders are advised that they should obtain independent counsel to examine record title as the property is sold subject to prior record interests. The Noteholder has reserved the right to withdraw the sale up to and until the Deed is delivered by the Substitute Trustee. 7. The property will be sold subject to all unpaid taxes and special assessments. 8. The property being sold is all of that property described in the Deed of Trust except as specifically set forth above. It is the intention to extinguish any and all rights or interests in the property subordinate to the Deed of Trust. 9. Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential with Less Than 15 Rental Units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court of the County in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the Notice of Sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a bona fide lease or tenancy may have additional rights pursuant to Title VII of 5.896- Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act which became effective May 20, 2009.

Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Elizabeth Orshansky, Vitaly Grinblat and Yelena Grinblat to PRLAP, INC, Trustee(s), dated December 01, 2005, and recorded in Book 874, Page 330, Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustees will offer for sale at the Courthouse Door in Rutherford County, North Carolina, at 10:15AM on October 13, 2010, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property, to wit: Being all of Lot 381 as shown on survey by R. L. Greene, PLS entitled “GreyRock Subdivision Phase 2B as recorded in Plat Book 26 at Page 123, said plat being one of a series of plats recorded in Plat Book 26, Page 119 through 123 of the Rutherford County, NC Registry, reference to said recorded plats being made for a more particular description of said Lot 381. Together with and subject to all easements, restrictions and rights of ways of record and a non-exclusive appurtenant easement for ingress, egress and regress is conveyed over and upon all private subdivision roads for GreyRock at Lake Lure as shown on the above-described plats and the plats for Phase 1A as shown on plats recorded in Plat Book 25, at Pages 188 through 192; plats for Phase 1B as shown on plats recorded in Plat Book 25, at Pages 205 through 208 and plats for Phase 2A as shown on plats recorded in Plat Book 26, at Pages 114 through 118 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 recorded in Book 3827, Page 764 of the Buncombe County, NC Registry. Being a portion of that property conveyed to LR Buffalo Creek, LLC by deeds recorded in Deed Book 855, at Page 816 of the Rutherford County, NC Registry and as recorded in Deed Book 3793, at Page 665 of the Buncombe County, NC Registry. Said property is commonly known as: Lot 381 Rolling Ridge Trail, Lake Lure, NC 28746 Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105-228.30, in the amount of One Dollar ($1.00) per each Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or fractional part thereof, and the Clerk of Courts fee, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7A-308, in the amount of Forty-five Cents (45) per each One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or fractional part thereof or Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), whichever is greater. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale and must be tendered in the form of certified funds. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts will be immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance AS IS WHERE IS. There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, and encumbrances of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Elizabeth Orshansky and Vitaly Grinblat. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, that tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. ___________________________________ Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. Substitute Trustee 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 Our File No.: 432.1012207NC /NW Publication Dates: 09/29/2010, 10/06/2010

THIS the 7th day of September, 2010. __________________________ William Richard Boyd, Jr. Substitute Trustee 474 Mountain Cove Road Waynesville, North Carolina 28786 Dates: September 29, 2010 and October 6, 2010 DMS:4842-7253-9911v1|12472-12472-0721|9/3/2010

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NORTH CAROLINA, RUTHERFORD COUNTY

AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 246

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 380

Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Cynthia R. Calo to LandAmerica, Trustee(s), dated May 17, 2007, and recorded in Book 975, Page 844, Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina.

Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Gary James Schlechter and Lisa Schlechter to Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC., Trustee(s), dated April 11, 2006, and recorded in Book 895, Page 254, Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina.

Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustees will offer for sale at the Courthouse Door in Rutherford County, North Carolina, at 10:15AM on October 13, 2010, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property, to wit: The following described real property situate in the Township of Chimney Rock, County of Rutherford, and State of North Carolina, to wit: Situate, lying and being in Chimney Rock Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina and being all of the 2.005 acre that shown as Lot #11 on plat entitled “Sweetbriar Farms Phase Two,” Sheet One of Three, as shown on plat of record in Plat Book 25, at Page 84, Rutherford County Registry. Being a portion of that 142.52 acres (Tract Two) conveyed deed from Rebecca Logan Freeman, widow to Mtn. Creek Land Co., Inc., dated July 22, 2003 and of record in Deed Book 825, at Page 246, Rutherford County Registry. Be fee simple deed from Mtn. Creek Land Co., Inc. as set forth in Deed Book 0857, Page 0784 and recorded on 10/27/2004,. Rutherford County records. The source deed as stated above is the last record of vesting filed for this property, there have been vesting changes since the date of the above referenced source. Said property is commonly known as: 231 Sweetbriar Road South, Lake Lure, NC 28746 Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105-228.30, in the amount of One Dollar ($1.00) per each Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or fractional part thereof, and the Clerk of Courts fee, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7A-308, in the amount of Forty-five Cents (45) per each One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or fractional part thereof or Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), whichever is greater. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale and must be tendered in the form of certified funds. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts will be immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance AS IS WHERE IS. There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, and encumbrances of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Cynthia R. Calo. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, that tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. ___________________________________ Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. Substitute Trustee 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 Our File No.: 432.0928307NC /D Publication Dates: 09/29/2010, 10/06/2010

NORTH CAROLINA, RUTHERFORD COUNTY NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 187 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Rocco Macri to PRLAP, Inc., Trustee(s), dated August 31, 2006, and recorded in Book 917, Page 749, Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustees will offer for sale at the Courthouse Door in Rutherford County, North Carolina, at 10:15AM on October 06, 2010, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property, to wit: Lying in Chimney Rock Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina: Being all of Lot 208, Phase 2A, as shown on subdivision plat for GreyRock at Lake Lure Subdivision Phase 2A recorded in Plat Book 26, at Page 117, said plat being one of a series of plats recorded in Plat Book 26, Pages 114 through 118, all of the Rutherford County, NC Registry, reference to said plats being made for a more particular description of said lot. Together with and subject to all easements, restrictions and rights of way of record and a non-exclusive appurtenant easement for ingress, egress and regress is conveyed over and upon all private subdivision roads for GreyRock at Lake Lure as shown on the above-described plats and recorded plats for Phases 1A and 1B of Grey Rock and to the covenants, conditions and restrictions for GreyRock at Lake Lure as recorded in Book 858, at Page 122 of the Rutherford County, NC Registry and also recorded in Book 3827, Page 764 of the Buncombe County, NC Registry (hereinafter “Declaration”). Together with and subject to easements for the installation, repair and maintenance of a community water system as set forth in the declarations, said water system to consist of a shared system of wells and water line to be installed upon the lots. Each lot is conveyed together with appurtenant easements for all shared water line and wells marking up the water system as the same may or will be installed in the reserved easement areas as set forth on all recorded plats and described in the declarations. Also being the same property as described in a deed recorded in Book 895 at Page 572 of the aforesaid Registry. Said property is commonly known as: Lot 208 Bison Meadows, Grey Rock at Lake Lure Subdivision, Lake Lure, NC 28746 Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105-228.30, in the amount of One Dollar ($1.00) per each Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or fractional part thereof, and the Clerk of Courts fee, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7A-308, in the amount of Forty-five Cents (45) per each One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or fractional part thereof or Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), whichever is greater. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale and must be tendered in the form of certified funds. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts will be immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance AS IS WHERE IS. There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, and encumbrances of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Ronald Berg, Individually and as Trustee of the 208A GREYROCK TRUST. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, that tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. ___________________________________ Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. Substitute Trustee 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 Our File No.: 432.1002877NC /MDN Publication Dates: 09/22/2010 09/29/2010

Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustees will offer for sale at the Courthouse Door in Rutherford County, North Carolina, at 10:15AM on October 13, 2010, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property, to wit: Being all of Lot 123 as depicted on that plat entitled, “Phase 1 Subdivision, Vista @ Bill’s Mountain” recorded in Plat Book 25, Pages 352-354 (sheet 2) of the Rutherford County Registry, reference to which is hereby made for more complete description. Also conveyed herewith for the benefit of the subject property are non-exclusive rights of way and easements over and across the private roads of Bill’s Mountain depicted on the plans recorded at Plat Book 26, Pages 148-150 as revised including by those plats recorded as Plat Book 26, Pages 165, Plat Book 26, Page 227, Plat Book 26, Page 228, Plat Book 26, Pages 352-354, and Plat Book 26, Page 355, as amended, and the utility easements referred to in the restrictive covenants of Bill’s Mountain, for ingress, egress and regress, and for the installation and maintenance of utilities, Rutherford County Registry, and the utility easements referred to in the restrictive covenants of Bill’s Mountain for ingress, egress and regress, and for the installation and maintenance of utilities. Said property is commonly known as: Lot 123 High Pines Loop; Vista @ Bill’s Mountain Sub, Lake Lure, NC 28746 Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105-228.30, in the amount of One Dollar ($1.00) per each Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or fractional part thereof, and the Clerk of Courts fee, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7A-308, in the amount of Forty-five Cents (45) per each One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or fractional part thereof or Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), whichever is greater. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale and must be tendered in the form of certified funds. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts will be immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance AS IS WHERE IS. There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, and encumbrances of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Jenkins Investment, LLC. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, that tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. ___________________________________ Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. Substitute Trustee 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 Our File No.: 432.0813773NC /NW Publication Dates: 09/29/2010, 10/06/2010

NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF RUTHERFORD In the matter of Foreclosure of a Deed of Trust executed by David Harold Bivens, Single dated April 13, 2006 recorded in Book 894, Page 801 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 406 Pursuant to Order of the Clerk of Superior Court of Rutherford County, North Carolina, dated the 15th day of September, 2010 authorizing foreclosure, and under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust indicated and recorded in Book 894, Page 801, Rutherford County Registry; and under and by virtue of the authority vested in the undersigned by an instrument and default having been made and the said property being subject to foreclosure and the holder of the indebtedness thereby secured having demanded a foreclosure thereof, the undersigned will offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual and customary place for such sales at the Rutherford County Courthouse in Rutherfordton, North Carolina, at 11:00 a.m., on the 7th day of October, 2010 the property conveyed in said Deed of Trust, the same consisting of property lying and being in Rutherford County, and more particularly described at follows: Tract One: That certain tract of land conveyed to Ray Bridges by C.L. Long and wife, by Deed dated October 26, 1945 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rutherford County in Book 189 at Page 101 and being known as Lot 39 in the Subdivision of Van Harrill property and fully shown on a map of said Subdivision which is duly recorded in the aforesaid office in Map Book 2 at Page 69, to which Deed and Map reference is here made, and being also a part of the tract of land described in Deed by J.A. Harrill, Trustee, to Van Harrill, duly recorded in the aforesaid office in Book 173 Page 425, to which reference is made. Tract Two: That certain tract of land described in Deed by Ray Robbins to Ray Bridges dated October 26, 1945 and recorded in the aforesaid office in Book 189 Page 102 described particularly as follows: Being Lot 40 in the Subdivision of Van Harrill land sold by the Cyclone Auction Company, and shown on a map of said Subdivision which is duly recorded in the aforesaid office in Map Book 2 at Page 69 and being a part of the land conveyed to Van Harrill by J. A. Harrill, Trustee, by Deed duly recorded in the aforesaid office in Book 173 at Page 425, to which reference is here made. Property Address: 173 Martin Street, Ellenboro, North Carolina 28040 An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to NCGS 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. 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. 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 to warranty relating to the title or any physical, environment, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This property will be sold subject to outstanding ad valorem taxes and/or assessments for the current year and subsequent years, prior Deeds of Trust, if any, and prior liens, if any, and encumbrances of record. 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). Pursuant to NCGS 45-21.10, the highest bidder at sale will be required to make a cash deposit of five (5) percent of the bid up to and including SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($750.00), or a greater amount if the instrument so provides. Following the expiration of the upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Larry W. Pearman, Substitute Trustee P.O. Box 8178 Greensboro, NC 27419 Phone: (336) 294-9401

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NC State grad focuses on Reunions getting more kids to swim By MIKE HIXENBAUGH The Fayetteville Observer

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Twenty years before Cullen Jones earned an Olympic gold medal in swimming, the New Jersey-native nearly died in the water. “I almost drowned when I was 5 years old, and that’s how I got introduced to swimming,” Jones told about 40 children and their parents Saturday at Fayetteville State University. “My mom had me taking swimming lessons within the week.” Since winning gold along with Michael Phelps in Beijing two years ago, Jones has traveled the country and encouraged black children to take swimming lessons. He was the second black American to win Olympic gold in swimming. Jones, a 26-year-old graduate of N.C. State University, conducted a two-hour lesson in the Capel Arena pool before sharing his message. Many of the children who participated — mostly members of the Fayetteville YMCA Sea Dragons swim club — were white, but not all of them. Kashon Fowler, an 11-year-old boy who joined the team last year, said he was thrilled to take pointers from a gold medalist. His mother, Karenda Fowler, said she enrolled her son in swimming lessons at an early age. “He loves it,” she said after watching Kashon swim a swift 50-meter freestyle. “Knowing how to swim is so important.” Jones said he was shocked when he learned that nearly 70 percent of black children can’t swim. Black boys and girls are three times more likely to drown than white children, according to a 2008 study by USA

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Swimming. “There are a lot of parents, I’ve found, what they’re doing is because they are afraid of the water, they’re projecting that fear onto their kids,” Jones said. “So the kids don’t know how to swim. But the thing is, you never know when your kids might be around water.” Jones learned the lesson the hard way. As a young boy, his parents took him to a water park, where his father told him not to let go of an inner tube on a tall slide. “When I got to the bottom, I was so small, I flipped upside down, and I was holding onto the inner tube,” Jones said. “When they pulled me, out I wasn’t moving. They had to perform CPR.” The experience propelled him to learn how to swim. The sport soon became his passion, despite his father’s wishes for him to pursue basketball. But after a few years in the pool, Jones started beating all the other boys in his age group. “I grew up in the inner city, so the thought that I could go to college for swimming — I never thought that was possible,” Jones said. “But that’s what happened.” As one of the fastest swimmers on the planet, Jones now holds the distinction of being only the third black man to make a U.S. Olympic swimming team. He said he hopes to see many others join him on that list. Back at the pool Saturday, Jones dove into the water to demonstrate proper form in the 50-meter freestyle. He sprang from the board and seemed to move effortlessly through the water. “Dude, that guy is magic,” one of the boys shouted as the swimmer flipped in the water and sprang off the wall to begin his return. He finished the swim in about 22 seconds, a little shy of the American record he set back in 2008. Kashon looked back to his mother and smiled. He said he wanted to keep getting better so he can “be like Cullen.” That’s good, Jones said, because his story and success in the water are proof that, “yeah, black kids can swim, too.”

The Gettys reunion will be held Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. at Duncan’s Creek Presbyterian Church in Ellenboro. Bring covered dishes and old photos; Gettys history books will be available for purchase. For more information, call Marietta Floyd at 704-487-5480.

Rollins

The Rollins family reunion will be Oct. 3 at Mountain View Baptist Church Fellowship Building. Lunch at 1 p.m. Bring a well-filled basket and drinks; paper products will be provided. For information, call Todd rollins, 287-9748.

Chase High Band Alumni

The Chase High School Trojan Band will hold an alumni reunion Oct. 29 during the last home football game. Cost is $25 per alumni and includes a meal catered by City Table Barbeque, alumni band T-shirt, admission to the game; this is a fundraiser for the marching band to purchase new uniforms. Bring your own instrument and play pep music in the stands. There will be a registration form on the band’s website at www.trojanmarchingband. org. Former band directors are also invited. For information, contact Band Director Michael Henderson at mhenderson@rcsnc.org.

East Rutherford High Class of 1980

The East Rutherford High Class of 1980 is planning its 30th reunion for Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Forest City Clubhouse. Any classmates who have not been contacted should call Angela Flack, 245-8821.

Alexander Mills

The Alexander Mills reunion will be held Saturday, Oct. 9, at noon at Four Seasons Farm, 1031 Doggett Road, Forest City; covered dish. Reunion is for anyone who lived or attended church in the old Alexander Mills community. For more information, call 248-1116.

Hutchins

A reunion for descendants of Joseph and Mary Thomas Vickers Hutchins will be held Oct. 10 at Cane Creek Clubhouse on US 64 in Rutherfordton. A covered dish lunch will begin at 1 p.m.

R-S Central High Class of 1965

The R-S Central High School Class of 1965 will hold a 45 year reunion Oct. 16 at the Water Oak Restaurant in Rutherfordton. class members who have not received information about the event should contact Pat Nanney, 245-2246, or Jack Huss, 287-2190. A planning meeting is scheduled for Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. at Spindale Restaurant.

Chase High Class of 1965

Chase High School Class of 1965 is planning its 45th reunion for Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Rutherfordton Clubhouse. If you have not received an invitation, please contact one of the following people and give them your address: Ronnie Holland, 245-1516; Donna Hughes, 286-2710; Donnis Baynard, 704-482-5753; or Janice Swing, 657-6180.

East Rutherford Class of 1985

East Rutherford Class of 1985 will hold its 25th reunion Oct. 15 and 16. For more information, call Tracy L. Fuller, 287-0943, or Penni Keyes, 704-995-6915.

Cool Springs Class of 1960

The Cool Springs High School Class of 1960 will hold its 50th reunion Oct. 22 and 23. For information, call Barry Jones, 704-300-1824 or jones4842@yahoo.com.

East Class of 1965

The East Rutherford High School Class of 1965 is having its 45th class reunion at the VFW in Shelby Oct. 23. If you have not been contacted or received your invitation, call Sandra Bumgardner at 286-3754 or Janice Haynes, 245-0052.

Planning a reunion?

Let your classmates know the details by sending reunion announcements to The Daily Courier. Here’s how: n E-mail: lifestyles@thedigitalcourier. com n Fax: 248-2790 n Mail: P.O. Box 1149, Forest City, NC 28043 n In person: 601 Oak St., Forest City

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