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Bright lights in Bostic The town of Bostic officially turned on its Christmas lights in a ceremony Thursday night. Shown here with the children as the lights came on is Lydia Clontz, vice president of the Bostic Lincoln Center, who helped organize the event. The celebration was dedicated to James Rabb, a Bostic resident who is a cancer patient. Mayor Mitch Harrill said that Rabb is loved in the community for his dedication to helping others. Rabb is a former town council member.

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Case Hawkins wanted to donate some coats to kids who were cold and whose parents couldn’t afford to buy new jackets. After his mother told WSPA about her son’s cause, they helped donate 10 coats as part of their 25 Wishes of Christmas.

FOREST CITY — One chilly morning last month, Case Hawkins had two things to tell his mother before they left for school — he had left his coat in the house, and he had decided to give some coats to other kids whose parents couldn’t buy new ones. During tonight’s 5:30 broadcast on WSPA Channel 7’s Your Carolina program, you can see how he got some help with that project. “He asked me what happens to kids who need coats and their mommies and daddies can’t afford them,” Stacy Hawkins said. “I explained to him that maybe we could donate some of his old coats that he had outgrown to some kids.” But that wasn’t enough for the seven-year-old second-grader at Mount Vernon-Ruth Elementary School. So he told his mother — who’s also teaches at the school — that he would save up money to buy some coats for needy kids. “I told her they needed coats, too, and I didn’t have enough old ones to give away,” Case said. Case spent the next days working to earn money to buy coats. He did chores,

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Ralph Spicer and B Sharp Music owner Stan Thomas look over a show bill from the 1950s showing Spicer and fellow performers Lefty Frizzell and Hank Williams, Sr.

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SPINDALE — Cowboy Ralph Spicer has shared the stage with many country music legends. And since 1951, he’s had a pair of boots from Hank Williams, Sr. to prove it. The 83-year-old Spicer has been nicknamed “Cowboy” for more than 50 years thanks to his first run in with Williams and “Lefty” Frizzell. Those famous boots will be on display in Rutherford County once again as the Rutherford Community Theater presents the play “Lost Highway” starts at 7:30 p.m. today at the Union Mills Learning Center. “I wanted them to be able to use the boots in the show about Hank,” Spicer said. “I’ve had them for so long I like to see people get some use out of them.” How Spicer acquired the boots is a story in itself.

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At Your Leisure Dec. 5 and 12 — Santa will rappel from the top of Chimney Rock down to Vista Rock at 11 a.m., and again at 2 p.m., both days. Guests can get a great photo of Santa from the parking lot area as he climbs. Local choirs will perform holiday music while visitors enjoy hot apple cider available in the Sky Lounge Deli, and the Park will be decorated for the holidays. Mrs. Claus will also be on hand this year to talk with kids and pose for photographs. Dec. 6 — Santa is coming to Phifer Cabin at Broad River Greenway in Boiling Springs from 2 to 4 p.m. Enjoy a cozy fire, hot chocolate and cookies. For more information or directions visit

Legal Grounds, 217 North Main St., Rutherfordton, offers the following entertainment: Dec. 4 — Sol Driven Train Dec. 5 — TATER and The Traveling Circus Dec. 11 — Matt Ryan Band Dec. 12 — Sharkadelics Web site Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria, 115 W. Main St., Spindale, (no cover charge) announces the following entertainment: Dec. 4 — Braden Land Dec. 5 — Angelo Dec. 11 — Mike Holstin Dec. 12 — Laurel Ridge Web site M Squared Restaurant, located at 125 West Main St., Spindale., offers the fol-

lowing entertainment/ events: Tuesday — Alex Thompson on keyboard, soup/sandwich night Wednesday — Trivia at 8 p.m. (half price bottled wine) Friday — Alex Thompson, 7:30 p.m. ($5 Martinis) Saturday — Mike Rogers and Friends, 8 p.m. Sunday Brunch and Bloody Mary Bar (weekly) Web site Live music is played every Friday and Saturday from 4 to 10 p.m. at Jake’s Barbecue (the former Golden Valley Music Park). Karaoke every Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. The Matt Ryan Band plays on Fridays, and the Lonesome Road Band on Saturdays. For more information call 248-

2223. Jake’s is located at 136 Music Row, Bostic. Club L.A. is a private club for members and guests, located at 319 W. Main St., Spindale. Admission — members free, guest $5. Saturdays from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. Each Thursday is ladies’ night and Karaoke from 8 to 11 p.m. Shagging every Friday night from 8 to 11 p.m. Wagon Wheel Country & Western Dance Club, W.E. Padgett Rd., Ellenboro area, hosts the following entertainment: Dec. 5 — Broken Axle Band, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Admission $5. Concessions, game room, family entertainment. Dance lessons every Tuesday night from 7:30 to 10 p.m., $3 per person.


Web site LuLu’s Country Club & Karaoke has karaoke and dancing every week, Thursday - Saturday. Doors open at 7 p.m. Cover charge $3 on Thursdays, and $5 Friday and Saturday (BYOB). Ages 18 and up with valid ID. The club is located off Railroad Ave., at 156 Sunset Street in Rutherfordton. Positively Paper Inc., located at 121 East Main St., Forest City, offers the following classes: Dec. 15 — Greeting card class, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., six cards with three different themes; Web site Off the Beaded Path, located at 120B West Trade St., Forest City, offers Try-it-Tuesdays (every Tuesday) which features brief jewelrymaking demos. The following classes are also available: Dec. 7— Knitted Christmas Ornament, 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8 — Vintage Allure Earrings, 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 10 — Wire Ring Extravaganza, 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 12 — Beautiful Beaded Pin, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Web site The Nutcracker: Presented by Ballet Spartanburg with guest artists from American Ballet Theater; Dec. 11, 7 p.m.; Dec. 12, 3

p.m.; Dec. 13, 3 p.m.; at Twichell Auditorium (Converse College); tickets — adults $29, seniors $24, students $18; discount rates available for groups of 10 or more; call (864) 583-0339 for more information or visit our website: “Ye Olde Christmas in Spartanburg�: Open through Jan. 9 at the Chapman Cultural Center, Spartanburg County Historical Museum. Exhibits will recreate a common Christmas home scene with authentic decorations, antique toys of that time period, a display of Christmas cards and postcards from early years. A free public reception will be Thursday, Dec. 17, at 5 p.m. The exhibit will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information call 864-542-ARTS. The Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker will be performed on Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m., at Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte. Call 704522-6500 for ticket information by phone. The Great Russian Nutcracker will also be performed on Tuesday, Dec. 22, at 7:30 p.m. at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Asheville Civic Center. Call 800745-3000 for ticket information by phone. Tickets may also be purchased at for both events.


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RUTHERFORDTON — Mayor Jimmy Dancy told town council here Wednesday night one of his goals as new mayor is to meet quarterly with county commission leaders and mayors from surrounding towns. The first meeting will be held in January 2010, at Rutherfordton Town Hall. A specific meeting date has not been set, but it will be a breakfast meeting in Rutherfordton. “We’ve had great success in the town of Rutherfordton to work with other entities to try to get some things accomplished and my feeling is we should have better relationships with all the towns around Rutherfordton,” Dancy said. After meeting with County Commission Chair Brent Washburn, who agreed with Dancy such a meeting would be a good idea, he met Garrett Byers/Daily Courier Forest City Mayor-elect Bobbie St. Clair (left) of Forest City, receives her H1N1 flu vaccine Thursday afternoon at the National Guard Dennis Tarlton and Armory, Spindale, during a Rutherford County Health Dept. sponsored clinic. Administering the injection is Jimmy Dancy: New Lake Lure Mayor-elect Rhonda Lovelace, RN, immunization coordinator with the health department. Hundreds received the vaccine or mayor in Rutherfordton Bob Keith, at a mayor’s H1N1 mist at the county’s first H1N1 clinic for the general population. conference at Western Carolina University recently. Dancy presented the suggestion to Tarlton and Keith and they agreed such a meeting would be helpful. “We would all come to this meeting with no agenda, other than to form better relationships with the pick their parts, with the excep- towns and county government,” Dancy said. roles were added – including n Church to present Dancy, Tarlton and Keith, all newly elected maytaxpayers and townspeople. And tion of Mary and Joseph, and ors, Washburn and Spindale Mayor Mickey Bland 35th annual program while there are lines given to the some cast members choose to do are expected to attend the first meeting. In the the same one for years and years. actors and actresses, sometimes this Sunday future, other mayors and elected officials from “Our tax collector this year something unexpected will hapmunicipal and county government, will join the decided to try something new,” pen. By ALLISON FLYNN quarterly breakfast meeting to begin a more coopLackey said. “One year we had a packed Daily Courier Staff Writer erative effort all across the county. Attendance at the event is house and there were chairs The secret to cooperation between the entities is FOREST CITY — What began usually standing room only, along the aisles, so Mary and the ability to sit down and talk, Dancy said. “This with 13 has now grown to 51. she said, and there is no cost to Joseph couldn’t walk side by is a mere small step, but it is a step in the right The Church of the Exceptional attend. side,” Lackey said. “So Joseph is now in its 35th year and “If you want a seat, you need to direction, I believe,” he said. “All have been very walked up saluting people as he supportive.” will present its 35th Annual went. We didn’t see that until we come early,” Lackey said. Dancy said the inaugural meeting includes the Christmas Program Sunday, And while it takes effort to watched the video. new mayors since they were at the mayor’s conferDec. 6, at 2 p.m. in the church get the production together “It’s very unpredictable – we sanctuary. The church ministers each year, the payoff is worth it, ence and had an opportunity to talk. don’t ever know exactly how it’s Washburn, a former Rutherfordton councilman, to the needs of the physically Lackey said. going to go.” will represent county government. “This is not an and mentally challenged in the “We work hard at it, but we What remains unchanged, exclusive meeting,” Dancy added, “but is a small area and is supported by other enjoy it too.” Lackey said, is the message of step toward the positive and in the future we will churches, groups and individuals the program and the simplicity For more information on the bring in some more people.” of varying denominations. church of the Christmas prowith which it’s executed. Dancy took the oath of office as mayor of At the first program in the “These people .... they really get gram, call Lackey at 657-5077 Rutherfordton Wednesday night during the regular mid-70s, Church Director Mattie into doing the parts. Those who or visit the church’s Web site at business meeting. Tarlton will be sworn into office Lackey said there were 13 people attend say they can feel the true www.thechurchoftheexceptional. Monday night and Keith will take the oath of office who took part and a role for meaning of Christmas,” she said. com. Tuesday night in Lake Lure. each person, and that most years There are 51 cast members this the birth of Jesus was portrayed. year and rehearsals began in Contact Flynn via e-mail at aflynn@ Contact Gordon via But as the cast grew, additional mid-October. Participants get to

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Our Views Ideas for rural jobs growth key


resident Obama held a jobs summit with economists and business leaders Thursday that was a brainstorming session on how to begin creating jobs. While the pace of jobs losses appears to be slowing, it has not stopped and there are no signs that job creation is about to jump start itself. The president told summit participants that he wanted their best ideas. We certainly need those ideas and there needs to be some special attention paid to jobs creation in rural areas such as Rutherford County where the double whammy of two decades of job losses combined with the economic crisis of the past year have left people with limited opportunity.

We must now, as a nation, look at everything with a new eye. We can start by utilizing public sector projects that will create jobs, but that will only go so far and last just so long. The real challenge will be to find what we can do to get the private sector jobs engine back in motion, because until that happens everything we do will be, at best, a stopgap measure. Jobs probably won’t come in big numbers. Steady growth is what we want.

Our readers’ views Says closing trash centers not helping To the editor: Regarding Kevin Towery’s letter about trash thrown in front of a convenience center over the Thanksgiving holiday: I couldn’t agree more. The slobs who did this do owe an apology to the attendant who had to clean it up. And they owe an apology to everyone who had to look at the trash. Also, the lawbreakers who constantly litter Rutherford County roadsides owe all of us an apology. While we are on the subject of apologies, how about one from the “powers that be” who continue to pick the worst days to close the convenience centers? The Sunday closing is ludicrous — why can’t that be Tuesday afternoon or some other low traffic time? And closing the day before Thanksgiving — surely no one would want to clear out their trash before Thanksgiving dinner. No one but about half the households in the county, that is. Bill Coxe Ellenboro

Thanks to emergency teams for their work To the editor: I wanted to express my deepest gratitude to some very special people of Rutherford County. On Nov. 23, at around 8 a.m, the Rutherford County 911 Communications Center received a call from some hunters on a game land in the northern part of Rutherford County. One of the hunting parties was having a heart attack after having walked into his hunting spot. Luckily, he was not alone. He had with him a brother and three

nephews. Somehow, one of the hunters was able to find a location to get a cellular call out for help. From the moment the call was zmade to the time help arrived was over 90 minutes. I know this seems to be a long time, but this location was incredibly remote and difficult to get to. The Cherry Mountain Fire Department, Rutherford County Emergency Services and other volunteers cut, hacked and sawed their way through the brambles and trees, up a very steep grade to bring this hunter out of the woods. It took a long time, but they managed to get him safely out of the woods and then transport him to the Spartanburg Heart Center where he had to have bypass surgery. I have been around many fire departments, EMS and rescue squads of Rutherford county for many years. I have seen the work they do year round. In the heat of the summer, they don “turn-out” gear to fight a fire and then fight to save a life on the side of the road on the coldest of nights in dead of winter. I am not a firefighter; I am neither a rescue member, not an EMT. However, I have seen these acts of heroics many times and have had the upmost respect for them for many years. This time, though, their actions hit closer to home than usual. See, this time, the person they helped save was my brother. This was the first time that I have ever had to ask for their help for one of my family members. I have been in law enforcement for over 30 years in Rutherford county and have been proud to have had the honor of working with these individuals. I have called on them many times to help others or just simply help cut a tree out of the roadway. I have never know them

to ever refuse a request for service. I just wanted to take this opportunity in this public forum to acknowledge their efforts and express my deepest appreciation to each and every one of them. I am proud, not just to work with these wonderful men and women, but to call them friend. Thanks you. Capt. Michael R. Summers and the family of Earl Summers Rutherfordton

Reminds us to keep financial goals in mind To the editor: Poor credit is the biggest reason that people with steady employment can not qualify for a home mortgage. For many people who are working hard to improve their credit reports and scores, it is very important to not lose focus during the holidays. Do not carelessly run up large credit card bills. Pay cash whenever possible. Remember that you must pay your credit card bills on time. Remember to pay more than the “minimum payment.” Before making any purchase, keep in mind your financial goals and ask yourself, is the item something you truly need or something you’d just like to have. Also, remember to be honest with family and friends when it comes to your financial situation. Explain that you are working to get out of debt and will be spending less this holiday season. If you are one of the many people needing to improve your credit score, keep your financial goals in mind this holiday season, and you will begin the new year on the right track. Scott Carpenter, Executive Director Rutherford County Housing Initiative

Solving world’s problems, one toothpick at a time It’s easy to get angry and jaded as a reporter these days. Not only do you have all the usual “Dregs of Humanity” stories rolling around, various celebrities being either stupid or unfaithful to their spouse, politicians lying to people’s faces and recycling their speeches — but these days you also get to tell everyone that the economy continues to be in the toilet. AND to top it all off, the news industry itself isn’t that healthy right now, with big papers closing left and right. Now, this is the part where I try to turn things around in my column, because it ain’t called “Depressing News” now is it? Every so often, you end up finding a story that restores your faith in humanity and

Some Good News Scott Baughman

this week I’ve found a great story from a seven-year-old boy, Case Hawkins. A few weeks ago, Case was getting into the car with his mom and he asked an innocent question. Noticing the cold weather encroaching, Case had forgotten his coat in the house. What happens to kids who don’t have a coat and whose moms and dads don’t have enough money to buy them one? It’s a simple question, asked innocently, but highlights

how we can sometimes feel powerless to help those around us. There are millions of kids living in poverty in our country. And just this week I’ve found out that Rutherford County Schools is dealing with the very real consequences of homeless teens and kids who are students in our county. I see tons of examples of the crushing poverty that is just threatening to overwhelm our country and our world and overwhelm the aid agencies that we have in our local area. It seems so vast. The problem is like standing on the edge of a cavernous precipice and having only a few toothpicks to try and build your bridge. But Case didn’t see it that way. How could he? He’s

a seven-year-old boy. He doesn’t look at the world as a broken engine needing more parts replaced than kept. For him, it is a place to play and meet his friends and have grand adventures. This is how all little boys should see the world. But for Case, he knew that some of his friends might get cold so they needed coats. He took his toothpicks and started lashing together a little section of that bridge his friends and neighbors need. Case made sure that some of the kids out there who needed coats got them. Is it going to solve the problem all at once? No, but it’s going to make sure that some kids don’t freeze this winter and can stay warm when they go out in the cold to play. Case didn’t do it alone.

He had some help from his mother, Stacy Hawkins, who was moved that her son wanted to help his fellow man. And folks at WSPA in Spartanburg chose Case’s idea to collect coats for needy kids as one of their 25 Wishes of Christmas wishes to be fulfilled. But the important thing to keep in mind here is that Case was the impetus for this action. That’s what I hope I take away from this story, and what I hope you take away from this story, too. There are huge problems out there, made worse locally by our economy. But if we work together to take them one step at a time, we can build that bridge out of toothpicks. And that’s some good news.

The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Friday, December 4, 2009


obituaries/police notes

Obituaries Lois Tate Lois Baynard Allen Tate, 88, of Forest City, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, at Hospice House in Forest City. The daughter of Evie Harris and A. Riley Baynard, she was born in Forest City. For the last several years she had lived at Carolina House, Forest City. She was widowed first by James Allen and later by Landrum Tate. Survivors include her daughter, Rebecca Allen Kuhn of Charlotte; two granddaughters; a greatgrandson; stepson, Tony Tate of Glen Allen, Va; four nieces, a nephew, and an extended family of cousins, in-laws and “adopted” grandchildren. A lifelong member of Florence Baptist Church, she sang soprano in the choir and taught a women’s Sunday school class for more than 50 years; co-authored the writing of the history of Florence church in 1991; for more than 30 years was receptionist and office manager for Dr. George Becknell; was one of the first volunteers with Hospice of Rutherford County; was a former member of Forest City Music Club. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Florence Baptist Church with Dr. Bobby Gantt officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at The Padgett and King Mortuary. Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Florence Baptist Church, 201 South Broadway, Forest City, NC 28043, or to Hospice of Rutherford County, 374 Hudlow Road, Forest City, NC 28043. The Padgett and King Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Police Notes Patricia Hill Miller. He worked in construction most of his life and enjoyed fishing, camping and NASCAR. In addition to his father, he is survived by two sons, Scott Miller and Kevin Miller, both of Union Mills; his partner, Robin Morgan of Spindale; two sisters, Darlene Phillips of Forest City and Kim Miller of Rutherfordton, and one brother, Tony Miller. also of Rutherfordton. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Round Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Pete Bridges officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. on the day of the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to Harrelson Funeral Home, 1251 US Highway 221A, Forest City, NC 28043 in order to help defray funeral costs. An online guest registry is available at

Kat Lookadoo Catherine “Kat” Morrison Lookadoo, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Mooresboro, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, at her daughter’s home in Jacksonville. A memorial service has been planned for a later date and will be announced by McKinney-Landreth Funeral Home. A guest register is available at

66, of Rutherfordton, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, at Rutherford Hospital. He was a retired supervisor from Spinners Processing. A native of Rutherford County, he was the son of the late Horton Rumfelt and the late Lillie Williams Rumfelt. He is survived by his wife, Rachel Willis Rumfelt; one daughter, Wanda Fowler of Rutherfordton; two stepdaughters, Shirley Griffin of Mill Spring and Sara Weatherman of Cliffside; one son, Steve Rumfelt of Rutherfordton; two stepsons, Carl Weatherman, Sr. of Inman, S.C. and Ronnie Weatherman of Rutherfordton; three sisters, Dorothy Ensley of Rutherfordton, Peggy Harris of Forest City and Virginia Terry of Spindale; one brother, Jim Rumfelt of Caroleen; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at Pisgah United Methodist Church Cemetery at 1 p.m. today with the Rev. Steve Price officiating. The family will receive friends at the grave side following the service. McMahan’s Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences

Betty Shultz Betty King Shultz, 59, of 1365 Peachtree Road, Chesnee, S.C., died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Harrelson Funeral Home.

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Eddie Miller Eddie Miller, 43, of Halls Farm Drive, Union Mills, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, at his residence. A native of Rutherford County, he was a son of Ronald Miller and the late

Kids’ hoodies named in recall VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — About 12,000 children’s hooded sweatshirts distributed by a Virginia company are being recalled because the drawstrings pose a strangulation hazard. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Sunsations Inc. of Virginia Beach announced the recall. The recall involves children’s hooded sweatshirts sizes 2T through 12 sold in various solid colors. The style numbers are KD102, KD124 and DFS102. The sweatshirts were sold at Sunsations stores in Virginia Beach, Ocean City, Md., and North Carolina from April 2006 through July 2009.


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Helen Dobbins Phillips Helen Dobbins Phillips, age 78, of Providence Road, Forest City, died on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at the Hospice House in Forest City, NC. Helen was born in Rutherford County on March 5, 1931 and was the daughter of the late Henry Collette Dobbins and Mary Louvenia Dobbins. She was a cafeteria worker at Harris Elementary School for 13 years and a longtime member of Providence United Methodist Church. She loved to take care of her grandchildren and enjoyed sewing and cooking. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 plus years, Theron Phillips and two brothers, Ernest Dobbins and William Dobbins. Survivors include one daughter, Alice Fuentes and her husband, Gerardo of Forest City; two sons, Norris Phillips and wife, Freida of Forest City, and Stanley Phillips of Forest City; two brothers, Roger Dobbins and his wife, Nell and Carl Dobbins both of Rutherfordton; a sister-in-law, Mary Sue Dobbins of Forest City; eight grandchildren, 2nd Lieutenant Jonathan Humphries, Daniel Humphries, Alaina Lowery, Sara Gooch, Simon Phillips, Misty Elliott, Sonya Phillips, and Candace Reid and eight great-grandchildren, Joshua Gonzalez, Landon Gonzalez, Kane Phillips, Ronnie Dixon, Mariah Elliott, Mikayla Elliott, Cheyenne Reid, and Landon Gooch. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at Providence United Methodist Church with Reverend David Bradley and Nance Tate officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the Providence Family Life Center. The family requests memorial donations be sent to Providence United Methodist Church, Family Life Center, 128 ESW Drive, Forest City, NC 28043. Harrelson Funeral Home is serving the family. An online guest registry is available at: Paid obit

Charles Warren Nanney Charles Warren Nanney, 88, passed away on Nov. 22 in Forest City, NC. Born in 1921, the youngest of 17 half-siblings, he grew up in Union Mills, NC and attended Alexander School before entering Wake Forest College in 1938. There he especially enjoyed literature and mathematics, but with World War II imminent he enlisted as an aviation cadet in 1941, pursuing what became a lifelong passion for flying. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor that year, he and his beloved Rachel Johnson, of Rutherfordton, eloped on Christmas Day, 1941. As a second lieutenant celestial navigator in the Army Air Corps, Charles served first as an aviation instructor, then as navigator of a B-17 bomber outfitted for air-sea rescue. With the 5th Air Force in the 3rd Emergency Rescue Squadron, he completed 34 missions in the Pacific theater, flying his final mission photographing Hiroshima after its bombing. Returning home a 1st lieutenant, he and Rachel moved to Raleigh, NC in 1946, where he completed a degree in textile engineering, then returned to Spindale Mills where he became head of the Industrial Engineering Depart-ment. During those years, two daughters were born to Charles and Rachel — Judith, in 1946, and Lisa, in 1951. Feeling called to the ministry, however, Charles resigned from the textile industry, and he and Rachel took their young family to Louisville, Ky. to Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he earned a postgraduate degree. After graduation in 1955, he became pastor of Swepsonville Baptist Church, near Burlington, NC where a third daughter, Tracy, completed their family in 1957. The following year, Charles accepted a pastorate in Greenville, SC at Hampton Heights Baptist Church where he and Rachel served for sixteen years. In 1974 Charles become pastor of First Baptist Church of Newberry, SC, where he ministered until retiring in 1981 after heart bypass surgery. Returning in retirement to Union Mills, where he and Rachel had built a house, they gardened, travelled, and became active in Round Hill Church, which his family had attended when he was a boy, and later at First Baptist in Rutherfordton. In retirement he served as interim pastor at Hampton Heights as well as at Calvary

Missing teens found Wednesday FOREST CITY — Two missing juveniles were found at a residence in Rutherford County on Wednesday night and were returned to their homes. Pamela Gail Cline and Jessica Lynn Shires, both 14, had been reported as runaways, according to the Forest City Police Department. They had been last seen late Tuesday. FCPD Assistant Chief Bob Ward said the disposition of the case would be reported to the proper juvenile authorities.

Sheriff’s Reports n The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office responded to 140 E-911 calls Wednesday.

Rutherfordton n The Rutherfordton Police Department responded to 22 E-911 calls Wednesday.

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

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

Forest City n The Forest City Police Department responded to 58 E-911 calls Wednesday. n Kevin Moore reported damage to property. The incident occurred on Willow

Baptist and Fellowship Baptist in Rutherfordton. When Rachel became ill with Alzheimer’s disease, Charles ultimately moved into a Winston-Salem retirement community to stay beside her when she entered a nursing home there, nearer the homes of their daughters Judith (Ginn), Lisa, and Tracy. In the years after Rachel’s death in 2005, Charles remarried; he and his second wife, Grace McCaskill, a lifelong friend to Charles and Rachel, lived at Rolling Green Retirement Community in Greenville until Grace’s death in 2007. Despite recurrent health problems, Charles energetically assumed new forms of ministry after he returned in 2007 to his home community in Rutherford County, NC. There, he taught Bible classes and Sunday School at his church, First Baptist in Rutherfordton; he ministered in song and story to those in local nursing homes; he was instrumental in establishing and marshalling resources for the Union Mills Learning Center. Musically gifted, he composed, published, and recorded sacred songs. A talented writer and speaker, he wrote and published privately a family history as well as a volume, soon forthcoming, of his sermons, poems, and stories of local history. He still enjoyed growing flowers, feeding the birds, playing the keyboard and autoharp, quoting poems and scripture and telling stories of his experiences in World War II, and he would take flight in a small plane at any opportunity. The profound sense of loss felt by his family and all who knew him will be comforted by the knowledge that he was, in his own words, “an old navigator who found his way home at last.” Charles Nanney is predeceased by his parents, Albert and Harriet Ellis Byrd Nanney and by his seventeen half-siblings. Besides his daughters, he is survived by two grandsons, Adam and Stuart Ginn; four great-grandchildren, Kate, Isabelle, and Ava Ginn, and Charles Ginn, all of WinstonSalem and numerous extended family in and around Rutherford Cty. A graveside service for the family will be held at 10:30 AM Dec. 7 at Round Hill Church, Union Mills, followed by a memorial service at 1 PM at First Baptist Church, Rutherfordton. A memorial service will also take place at 1 PM Dec. 15 at Hampton Heights Baptist Church, Greenville, SC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Union Mills Learning Center, P.O. Box 210, Union Mills, NC 28167,; to Round Hill Baptist Church Window Fund, 6585 Hudlow Rd., Union Mills, NC 28167; or to First Baptist Church of Rutherfordton, 246 N. Main St., Rutherfordton, NC 28139 ( Online condolences: Paid obit

Run Drive. n Sarene Holloway reported a larceny. n Kenneth Smith reported damage to property. n Catina McMillian reported a breaking and entering and larceny. The incident occurred on Hardin Road. n Donna Bridges reported a breaking and entering and larceny. n Kendall McMillian reported a breaking and entering, damage to property and second-degree trespassing.

Arrests n Chris Whitesides, 16, of Pine Street, Forest City; charged with intoxicated and disruptive and consume alcohol while underage; placed under a $1,000 secured bond. (FCPD) n Robert Black, 35, of Cherry Mountain Street, Forest City; charged with simple affray and intoxicated and disruptive; placed under a $1,000 secured bond. (FCPD) n Samuel Lewis Clark, 37, of Dillashaw Drive, Forest City; charged with simple affray and intoxicated and disruptive; placed under a $1,000 secured bond. (FCPD) n Bethanne Zechman, 32, of Dillashaw Drive, Forest City; charged with intoxicated and disruptive; placed under a $1,000 secured bond. (FCPD)

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Estelle Blanton Ledford Mrs. Estelle Blanton Ledford, 80, of East Zion Church Road, Shelby, passed away on December 1, 2009 at Hospice Cleveland County. She was born in Cleveland County on February 18, 1929 to the late Paul Monroe Blanton and Annie Belle Green Blanton. Estelle retired from First National Bank in Shelby in management after 30 years of service. She was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed all types of crafts, and spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a brother, “Lefty” Blanton and wife, Joann; her sister, Geraldine Lovelace, and sister-in-law, Sadie Turner and husband, Jim and sister-inlaw, Judy Eaton and brother-inlaw, Horace Ledford, and sisterin-law, Eloise Scism and husband, Kenneth and brother-inlaw, Charles Carpenter. She is survived by her loving husband, Robert J. Ledford; her sons, Steve Ledford of Earl, and Dean Ledford and wife, Martha of Shelby; brothers, Bob Blanton and wife, Shirley of Forest City; brother-in-law, Asa Lovelace of Shelby, and sister-in-law, Shirley Ledford of Shelby; brothers-in-law, Eddie and Patsy Ledford of Shelby, David and Pam Ledford of Gastonia, and Tommy and Linda Ledford of Cherryville; sisters-in-law, Linda and Heinrich Terhorst of Cherryville, Jetty Carpenter of Shelby, Patsy Harris and husband, Clyde of Shelby and Jean Yow of Shelby; grandchildren, Amy Allen and husband, David of Shelby and Cindy Ledford of Shelby and her great grandchildren, David Ray Allen, Jr. Michael Stephen Allen, Katie Allen, Andrew Prychodko and Aaron Prychodko all of Shelby and many loving nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Friday, December 4, 2009 from 1:30-3:00 pm at Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 3:00 pm in the Chapel of Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home with David G. Blanton officiating. Internment at Sunset Cemetery following services. The family will be at the home of Dean and Martha Ledford, 819 Elmwood Dr. Shelby. Memorials may be made to: Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr. Shelby, NC 28150. Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family. Guest Registry is available at: Paid obit


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Hospice Hospice of Rutherford County offers the following services: G.R.A.C.E. Caregiver Support Group for anyone caring for a loved one. Offered at two locations. Friday afternoons at the Senior Center and Tuesday evenings at Rutherford LifeCare. Stress Management: “Self care, Stress Management, and Sharing Experiences”; Friday, Dec. 18, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Patty Olson, BSW, Facilitator. Adult sitting services: Free adult sitting services available on Tuesday evenings. Sponsored by Hospice of Rutherford County, the Senior Center, and Rutherford Lifecare. The Hospice Library is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Anyone can check out a book dealing with caring for a loved one, grief, children and loss, Alzheimer’s and other relevant topics. For information or to register for any of the above events, call 2450095.

Meetings/other Shag Club: Rutherford County Shag Club meets Friday, Dec. 4, at Club LA in Spindale. Dance starts at 8 p.m. All interested shaggers are welcome. For information call 287-9228. Annual meeting: S.D.O. Fire Department will hold its annual Board of Directors meeting Saturday, Dec. 5, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., at the fire department; all tax payers in the S.D.O. District are eligible to vote; bring picture ID and proof of property owned.

“I’ve had the boots since about the spring of 1951,” Spicer said while hanging out at B Sharp Music on Main Street recently. “As you know, Hank Williams liked a good drink. We were drinking together and I started telling him how much I liked his boots. So, he just let me have them.” Spicer said he never started his career with the intention of being a country musician. “When I first started to make my living, back in the 1940s, I was a rodeo cowboy,” Spicer said. And then added with chuckle — “You see, I didn’t used to be as fat and round as I am now, if you can believe that.” He credits Frizzell with getting him started on being a musician and playing instruments, especially the acoustic guitar.

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dusted the house, raked leaves for his parents and neighbors and even saved some money he got from the tooth fairy. He saved up $10.10. “I didn’t have the heart to tell him it wasn’t enough to buy as many coats as he wanted,” Stacy said. “So,

“It was about 1946 when I first met the man who would become ‘Lefty’ Frizzell,” Spicer recalled. “I went to California and met him at the site of what I thought was going to be a rodeo. But it turned out it was a talent show. Well, I didn’t have much talent to speak of, I thought, but they put the two of us together. I had a yellow hat and he had a yellow guitar so they said we should go together. ‘Lefty’ was always sure of himself back then and he told me he was going to win the first place prize with me. I said, ‘Well, go right ahead.’ ” First place in 1946 meant $5 prize money. “He said he was going to win and then he’d give me the $5 and I could go get us some beer to drink,” Spicer recalled. “ And what do you know, we won! I went and got the beer and when I came back Lefty had three girls with him. And that’s how it went.” That first victory led to a long part-

nership for Spicer and Frizzell. “We did several shows together,” Spicer said. “He’s the one who gave me my nickname Cowboy. He said from the first time he met me, I looked like a Cowboy and the name stuck. Well, from the first time I met him, he was doing everything upside down and backward to me. Especially the way he played the guitar upside down. I called him a southpaw and had to tell him that where I come from that means you’re a lefty. And Lefty stuck as his nickname.” The last show that Spicer and Frizzell did with Hank Williams, Sr. was in October of 1952. “I’m very glad that they’re using those boots in the play about him,” Spicer said. “He was a talented guy and I was glad to be on the same showbill as him, even for just a few times.”

I entered his name into the WSPA 25 Days of Wishes program. A few days later, they contacted me and said he’d won.” Stacy and Case went to the WSPA studios on Tuesday, but mom hadn’t told Case that he’d won. “He thought it was a studio tour,” Stacy explained. “He was so excited when he found out they were going to give him money to buy coats for other kids.”

“They showed me all this TV stuff and the cameras,” Case said. “And then they told me about all the coats and I felt really good.” The station donated ten coats, one for each dollar that Case earned. “We’re still deciding which charity we’re going to give them to,” Stacy said. “But we’re very proud of him and all his hard work.”

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Merry Christmas, Mr. Lincoln

CHS Boosters: Chase High Athletic Boosters will meet Monday, Dec. 7, at Mud Bones in Rutherfordton. Dutch treat. Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. New club: Inventors Club of America is starting a new chapter in the Tri-City area. Interested persons contact Sam McIlwain at 828 288-0090. Limited membership available.

Keith Price, dressed as Abraham Lincoln, reads to children and adults in the Bostic Lincoln Center on Thursday night at the Bostic Christmas lights celebration. He read “The Night Before Christmas.” Musical entertainment was provided by First Baptist Church of Bostic and the Foothills Choir. Santa arrived on a Bostic Volunteer Fire Department engine.

Holidays Holiday Sampler IX: “A Cup of Christmas Tea”; Saturday, Dec. 5, 11 a.m.; Cooperative extension Office; sampling of holiday treats and tea; craft demonstrations, entertainment, door prizes; sponsored by the Extension and Community Association; admission $10; call 287-6020 for more information. Christmas House Walk: Monday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., sponsored by the women of Fairfield Mountains Chapel; tickets are $10 per person, and $15 if you plan to attend lunch (12:30 p.m.) afterwards at Lake View Restaurant; contact Anne Gundel at 625-9400 for more information. Christmas Concert: Mercy’s Well and Southern Sounds will present an evening of Christmas music on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of Corinth Baptist Church, located on Pinehurst Road between Old US 74 and Tiney Road in Ellenboro. Piano/organ concert: “Making Spirits Bright” will presented by Debbie Wray and Jesse Roberts on Sunday, Dec. 13, at Oak Grove United Methodist Church. The concerts begins at 4 p.m.

Miscellaneous Art Exhibit: Rutherford County Visual Arts Guild presents the Young Budding Artist exhibit through Jan. 30, at Norris Public Library, Rutherfordton. The young artists are students of Judy Ockert. Low-cost rabies clinic: Saturday, Dec. 12, noon to 1 p.m.; Thunder Road Animal Hospital; $9 cash, one-year rabies; $10 cash, threeyear rabies; other discounted vaccines available; call 286-0033. Holiday hours: All Rutherford County convenience centers and the central landfill will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday. Regular hours will resume Saturday, Dec. 26.

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Wounds affect officer who shot Ft. Hood shooter By ANGELA K. BROWN Associated Press Writer

FORT WORTH, Texas — One of two civilian police officers who brought down the Army psychiatrist accused of going on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood said her wounds from the attack will cut short her career as street police officer. Sgt. Kimberly Munley said doctors have told her she needs a total knee replacement, a surgery set for January, but that her new knee is likely to wear out sooner if she runs or carries the 15- to 25-pound gear pack required by her job. “I do want to stay in law enforcement. I’m not going to be able to


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Red Cross benefit: Courtside Steaks will donate a percentage of its profits to the local Red Cross from sales on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Courtside is located at 161 Park Lane Dr., Rutherfordton.

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The Anchormen will be in concert Sunday, Dec. 6, at Piney Knob Baptist Church, Rutherfordton. Music begins at 6 p.m. Gospel singing: Sunday, 2 p.m., Village Chapel Church, 141 Huntley St., Forest City; featuring the Glory Bound Singers from Mayo. Singing: Sunday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m., Riverside Baptist Church, Hogan Road, Harris; with The Hamptons.

injured and is already back at work. Hasan remains hospitalized in a San Antonio military hospital but is paralyzed from his wounds, said his attorney John Galligan. Hasan has been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. Army officials have not said if they will seek the death penalty, but they plan an evaluation in the next 45 days to determine his mental state that day and whether he is competent to stand trial. The Army Reserve unit that Hasan apparently was supposed to deploy with plans to leave for Afghanistan as scheduled early Friday, Fort Hood officials said Thursday.

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do what I did before, which is basically work the street,” she told Wilmington, N.C., television station WECT on Wednesday. “It’s going to give me another avenue to look in as far as possibly teaching and instructing.” Fort Hood officials said Thursday that Munley, 34, who was shot in the leg and hand, has not started the process to determine if she’s physically able to do her former job. Munley and Sgt. Mark Todd, another civilian officer in Fort Hood’s police force, are credited with shooting Maj. Nidal Hasan to end the Nov. 5 shooting spree on the Texas Army post, about 150 miles southwest of Fort Worth. Todd, 42, was not


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Home-Cooked Hoops DeAngelo Williams sits out practice CHARLOTTE (AP) — Carolina’s DeAngelo Williams missed his second straight practice with a sprained ankle, which could leave replacement quarterback Matt Moore without the Panthers’ top running threat against Tampa Bay. With Jake Delhomme sitting out again Thursday with a broken finger on his throwing hand, Moore is expected to get his first start since 2007. Williams was injured in last Sunday’s loss to the New York Jets and hasn’t practiced this week. Receivers Muhsin Muhammad (knee) and Dwayne Jarrett (ankle) also missed practice, leaving Steve Smith as Carolina’s only healthy regular receiver. Running back Jonathan Stewart (Achilles’ tendon) and fullback Brad Hoover (ankle) practiced after sitting out Wednesday.

Peterson gets 109 mph speeding ticket MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson said Thursday that he’ll be more careful after police clocked him driving 109 mph on a suburban Minneapolis highway over the weekend and cited him for speeding. Peterson told The Associated Press he “got a little speeding ticket. I need to be more aware of the speed I was going and not let it happen again.” Peterson was pulled over just before 8:30 p.m. Saturday while driving his BMW in a 55-mph zone on state Highway 62 — a normally busy stretch of road known as the Crosstown that connects Minneapolis with southern and western suburbs, Edina police spokeswoman Molly Anderson said. She said Peterson was given a citation and allowed to drive away after what appeared to be a “very routine” stop. Anderson said police clocked the 24-year-old Peterson going 109 mph, but Peterson told the AP he wasn’t going that fast. “But I know it was a speeding ticket, and that’s what I got issued for,” Peterson said. The stop happened the night before Peterson ran for 85 yards and a touchdown in a 36-10 victory over Chicago. The All-Pro also fumbled twice, with one of them a turnover for the Vikings. Peterson said he was headed to the downtown hotel where the team stays the night before home games. He said he was not late at that point. “After I got pulled over, then I was late,” Peterson said.

Local Sports BASKETBALL 6 p.m. Chase at Bessemer City WRESTLING 4 p.m. Falcon Frenzy: R-S Central at West Henderson

On TV 5:30 p.m. (ESPN2) Women’s College Soccer NCAA Cup, First Semifinal: Teams TBA. 7:30 p.m. (TS) NBA Basketball New York Knicks at Atlanta Hawks. 8 p.m. (ESPN) NBA Basketball Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers. 8 p.m. (ESPN2) College Football Marathon MAC Championship: Teams TBA. 10:30 p.m. (ESPN) NBA Basketball Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers. 11 p.m. (FSS) College Basketball Colorado at Oregon State.

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R-S Central’s Shaquille Wilkins (21) battles for possession of a loose ball against East Henderson during the basketball game, Thursday, at R-S Central.

Hilltoppers host East Henderson By KEVIN CARVER Daily Courier Sports Reporter

RUTHERFORDTON — R-S Central’s girls basketball team had no problems in Thursday’s match-up and collected a second win in as many nights with 76-11 victory over East Henderson. Central (2-2) held East Henderson to just four field goals — all in the first half and the Lady Hilltoppers were 5-of-7 from 3-point land in the second quarter alone to pull away easily from the Lady Eagles. Shannon Hines corralled the opening tip-off and swished a 12-foot jumper for the lead. She then got the steal on the Lady Eagles first possession and earned the assist to Melissa McLaughlin for the layup along the left side of the goal. The Lady Hilltoppers continued to use the press defense and took effect early as they converted two more easy baskets to break out to an 8-0 advantage and never relinquished command. Central allowed East Henderson one first-quarter field goal, but only led by a 13-2 score at the end of the period. Mercedes Davis then began to break the game open as she nailed a top of the key 3-pointer and Shannon Hines obliged with the same shot twice. Shalonda Twitty and Taylor Miller Please see Hilltoppers, Page 8

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R-S Central’s Cheyenne Miller (3) and Alyssia Watkins (40 go up for a rebound during the game against East Henderson, Thursday.

Wait is over for Moore with Panthers CHARLOTTE (AP) — Wearing his baseball cap backward, Matt Moore walked into the Carolina locker room Thursday and immediately began joking around with his golfing buddy, kicker Rhys Lloyd If Moore was nervous that he’s about to make only his fourth career start and his first since 2007, he sure wasn’t showing it. “I think the fact that he is laid back will help him,” Lloyd said. “Not a whole lot of things bother him.” With Jake Delhomme sidelined with a broken finger on his throwing hand, Moore is preparing to take over the Panthers’ struggling offense Sunday against Tampa Bay. It’ll come after a long wait in a career that’s required patience. He didn’t start in high school until his senior year, changed colleges, briefly contemplated playing professional baseball, went undrafted, was cut by the Dallas Cowboys, didn’t throw a single pass last season and has gone more than

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Carolina Panthers quarterback Matt Moore drops back to pass prior to the NFL Please see Moore, Page 9 football team’s practice Wednesday, in Charlotte.


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Owls move office Scoreboard From staff reports

FOREST CITY — The Forest City Owls office has relocated to 353 West Main Street, across the street from A-1 Vacuum and Sewing in Forest City. The location will house the team’s front office personnel, and will continue to sell Owls merchandise and tickets. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. “We are excited about the move to our new location. It is located at the intersection of Main Street and McNair Drive, so it will be a lot more convenient for us during the season. It is also within walking distance to the locker rooms,” said Owls general manager James Wolfe. For more information, or directions, call the Owls at 245-0000.

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FOOTBALL National Football League AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF New England 7 4 0 .636 307 Miami 5 6 0 .455 256 N.Y. Jets 5 6 0 .455 230 Buffalo 4 7 0 .364 186 South W L T Pct PF x-Indianapolis 11 0 0 1.000 304 Jacksonville 6 5 0 .545 202 Tennessee 5 6 0 .455 229 Houston 5 6 0 .455 259 North W L T Pct PF Cincinnati 8 3 0 .727 231 Baltimore 6 5 0 .545 257 Pittsburgh 6 5 0 .545 248 Cleveland 1 10 0 .091 122 West W L T Pct PF San Diego 8 3 0 .727 312 Denver 7 4 0 .636 196 Kansas City 3 8 0 .273 183 Oakland 3 8 0 .273 115 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF 8 3 0 .727 255 7 4 0 .636 293 6 5 0 .545 272 3 8 0 .273 170 South W L T Pct PF New Orleans 11 0 0 1.000 407 Atlanta 6 5 0 .545 272 Carolina 4 7 0 .364 199 Tampa Bay 1 10 0 .091 181 North W L T Pct PF Minnesota 10 1 0 .909 342 Green Bay 7 4 0 .636 296 Chicago 4 7 0 .364 216 Detroit 2 9 0 .182 193 West W L T Pct PF Arizona 7 4 0 .636 267 San Francisco 5 6 0 .455 228 Seattle 4 7 0 .364 223 St. Louis 1 10 0 .091 130 Dallas Philadelphia N.Y. Giants Washington

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R-S Central’s Melissa McLaughlin, left, scored her 1,000th point with the Lady Hilltoppers in a game last week. McLaughlin, who was presented a game ball prior to Thursday night’s game with East Henderson by Central Head Coach Darius Fuller, became the eighth Lady Hilltopper to reach the mark.

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also added 3-pointers each to grow the Lady Hilltoppers lead to 38-9 at the half. Hines led all scorers with 21 and McLaughlin added 8 as every Lady Hilltopper on the roster put points on the board in the victory. “I am proud of the girls, I felt like they matured a little bit tonight and I am very happy everybody scored tonight,” R-S Central girls basketball coach Darius Fuller said.

R-S Central 50, East Henderson 38

RUTHERFORDTON — Following a solid performance on Wednesday at Polk County, Jacob Kinlaw had a repeat performance in the second half of Thursday’s game as R-S Central withstood East Henderson’s late fourth quarter rally to win 50-38. Kinlaw scored 11 of his 13 overall points in the second half and hit two key clutch shots in the final frame to keep the Hilltoppers unbeaten at 4-0. Kinlaw also picked up the double-double with 10 rebounds and added two blocks on the night. “Kinlaw played well on the both ends on the floor tonight as he did the night before and (Corey) Jimerson was an outstanding floor leader again tonight,” R-S Central boys varsity basketball coach Greg Wright said. In the first half, it was Jimerson and Kyle Holmstrom who carried the load as seniors. After gaining control of the opening tip, R-S Central’s Holmstrom led off with a top of the key three on the first possession and answered with a long baseline on the next trip down to keep Central up early. Jimerson added a 3 to begin the second period and Central’s Oddie Murray carved right through the heart of the Eagle defense to power Central to a 27-14 halftime advantage. Central opened up the third on a 9-3 run as Jacob Kinlaw’s 12-foot baseline jumper pushed the lead to 36-17 with four minutes left in the third period. Central held command of a 36-19 lead after the third. East Henderson’s Nathan Roberts swished a deep 3 to trim the lead to 40-26, but Kinlaw answered with a basket on the soft touch from in front. Kinlaw also added a free throw on the end of the stick back and that looked to be the end of the game at 43-26 However, Shack Davis of East Henderson paced a 10-5 rally with two minutes remaining, including a deep 3 that cut the lead to 45-36. Central would hold on with a free throw and a late Kinlaw steal that he capped off for a layup.

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x-clinched division Thursday’s Game N.Y. Jets vs. Buffalo at Toronto, late Sunday’s Games St. Louis at Chicago, 1 p.m. Oakland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Denver at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Detroit at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. New England at Miami, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Washington, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Carolina, 1 p.m. Houston at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. San Diego at Cleveland, 4:05 p.m. Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 4:15 p.m. San Francisco at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. Minnesota at Arizona, 8:20 p.m. Monday’s Game Baltimore at Green Bay, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10 Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13 Seattle at Houston, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Chicago, 1 p.m. Detroit at Baltimore, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Denver at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Carolina at New England, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Miami at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Minnesota, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Tennessee, 4:05 p.m. Washington at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. San Diego at Dallas, 4:15 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14 Arizona at San Francisco, 8:30 p.m.

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Tuesday’s Games Boston 108, Charlotte 90 Washington 106, Toronto 102 New York 126, Phoenix 99 Denver 135, Golden State 107 Miami 107, Portland 100 L.A. Lakers 110, New Orleans 99 Wednesday’s Games Washington 104, Milwaukee 102 Orlando 118, New York 104 Cleveland 107, Phoenix 90 Atlanta 146, Toronto 115 Dallas 117, New Jersey 101 Oklahoma City 117, Philadelphia 106 Chicago 92, Detroit 85 Memphis 97, Minnesota 95 Sacramento 110, Indiana 105 Houston 102, L.A. Clippers 85 Thursday’s Games Boston at San Antonio, late Houston at Golden State, late Miami at Denver, late Friday’s Games Toronto at Washington, 7 p.m. New York at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at New Jersey, 8 p.m. Dallas at Memphis, 8 p.m. Minnesota at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at Detroit, 8 p.m. Chicago at Cleveland, 8 p.m. Boston at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Indiana at Utah, 9 p.m. Miami at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Thursday’s College Basketball Major Scores EAST Buffalo 74, Army 67 Cent. Connecticut St. 63, St. Francis, NY 50 Columbia 75, Lehigh 70 La Salle 79, Lafayette 67 Long Island U. 62, Bryant 46 Maine 76, Colgate 66 N.J. Tech 78, Cobleskill 38 Robert Morris 63, Mount St. Mary’s, Md. 57 Rutgers 58, Princeton 44 Seton Hall 89, Hartford 56 St. Francis, Pa. 69, Wagner 42 SOUTH Belmont 75, Kennesaw St. 70, OT Coll. of Charleston 68, Georgia Southern 59 Davidson 74, The Citadel 63 Fla. International 61, Florida A&M 56 Furman 85, Appalachian St. 82 High Point 63, Presbyterian 61 Liberty 69, Charleston Southern 53 Lipscomb 98, Mercer 89 Marshall 119, Salem International 35 Murray St. 62, E. Kentucky 60 Nicholls St. 82, Loyola, N.O. 66 Radford 61, Winthrop 59, OT MIDWEST Bowling Green 59, Savannah St. 51 Detroit 82, Youngstown St. 71 IUPUI 79, S. Dakota St. 57 N. Dakota St. 60, W. Illinois 55 Wichita St. 74, Texas Southern 43 SOUTHWEST Texas Tech 99, Washington 92, OT Thursday’s Women’s Basketball

Major Scores EAST Connecticut 84, Vermont 42 Cornell 74, Colgate 64 Fairfield 68, Mount St. Mary’s, Md. 54 Seton Hall 54, New Hampshire 45 Towson 68, Loyola, Md. 66 SOUTH Austin Peay 76, SE Missouri 63 Belmont 68, Kennesaw St. 44 Duke 83, Ohio St. 67 E. Illinois 70, Tennessee St. 57 Furman 56, Samford 52 Maryland 66, Minnesota 45 Mercer 69, Lipscomb 59 Michigan 71, Virginia Tech 51 Morehead St. 59, Tenn.-Martin 42 Richmond 60, William & Mary 47 Virginia 56, Purdue 49 Wisconsin 53, N.C. State 48 MIDWEST Clemson 69, Northwestern 68 Florida St. 82, Indiana 74 Nebraska 77, South Dakota 38 Xavier 80, Middle Tennessee 63 SOUTHWEST Oklahoma 100, Texas-Arlington 67 FAR WEST UNLV 71, San Diego 66

HOCKEY National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF Pittsburgh 28 19 9 0 38 92 New Jersey 25 17 7 1 35 71 Philadelphia 24 13 10 1 27 77 N.Y. Rangers 27 13 13 1 27 80 N.Y. Islanders 27 10 10 7 27 72 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Boston 27 14 8 5 33 68 Buffalo 24 15 7 2 32 66 Ottawa 25 13 8 4 30 74 Montreal 27 12 13 2 26 66 Toronto 26 7 12 7 21 70 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Washington 27 16 5 6 38 94 Atlanta 24 14 7 3 31 84 Tampa Bay 26 10 8 8 28 68 Florida 27 11 12 4 26 77 Carolina 27 5 17 5 15 62 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF Chicago 26 17 6 3 37 82 Nashville 27 15 10 2 32 66 Columbus 27 13 9 5 31 84 Detroit 26 13 9 4 30 76 St. Louis 25 10 10 5 25 62 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF Calgary 26 17 6 3 37 83 Colorado 29 15 8 6 36 90 Vancouver 27 15 12 0 30 85 Minnesota 26 11 12 3 25 68 Edmonton 27 10 13 4 24 80 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF San Jose 29 19 6 4 42 101 Los Angeles 28 16 10 2 34 83 Phoenix 27 15 11 1 31 68 Dallas 27 12 8 7 31 80 Anaheim 26 10 12 4 24 74

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Tuesday’s Games Toronto 3, Montreal 0 Chicago 4, Columbus 3, SO San Jose 5, Ottawa 2 Los Angeles 4, Anaheim 3 Wednesday’s Games Boston 4, Tampa Bay 1 Vancouver 5, New Jersey 2 Florida 6, Colorado 5, SO Minnesota 5, Nashville 4, OT Thursday’s Games Edmonton 4, Detroit 1 Vancouver 3, Philadelphia 0 Toronto 6, Columbus 3 N.Y. Islanders 4, Atlanta 1 Washington 6, Florida 2 Buffalo 6, Montreal 2 Pittsburgh 4, Colorado 1 Anaheim at Dallas, late Calgary at Phoenix, late Ottawa at Los Angeles, late St. Louis at San Jose, late Friday’s Games Tampa Bay at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Boston at Montreal, 8 p.m. Nashville at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

Earnhardt: Danica talks ongoing LAS VEGAS (AP) — Negotiations to bring Danica Patrick to NASCAR are ongoing with Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s race team, but the driver said he has not participated in the talks and isn’t certain she will drive for his Nationwide Series team. JR Motorsports is coowned by Earnhardt and Rick Hendrick, and both said the Patrick talks are being handled by Earnhardt’s sister, Kelley. Earnhardt announced Thursday that Kelley Earnhardt and his cousin, Tony Eury Jr., have been given ownership stakes in the organization. Kelley Earnhardt has been the driving force in the team’s bid to bring Patrick to a part-time NASCAR ride. “It’s still sort of in the negotiation stages,” he said. “Her and my sister are, I guess, managing that entirely. I have not been in any way, shape, or form involved.” Asked what the odds are of Patrick signing a deal, Earnhardt didn’t pick a number. “She’s going to drive stock cars for somebody, someday,” Earnhardt said. “It’s just too much of a — look at all the Formula One guys over here checking (NASCAR) out — the writing is on the wall for her and several other guys. I think it’s exciting. She would be great

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IRL driver Danica Patrick, right, and car owner Michael Andretti watch from the pit area during practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in this is a May 8, 2009, file photo.

for our sport. She wants to see what’s up.” Patrick earlier this week announced a three-year contract extension with Andretti Autosport, and that was believed to be the final hurdle for her to finalize any NASCAR plans. Earnhardt wasn’t sure, though, that Patrick will be in NASCAR next season. “It’s going to happen when she wants it to happen,” he said. “Whatever happens. Y’all know who has interest, and she has talked to our company and her

and my sister are the only ones who have any dialogue.” One looming issue with JR Motorsports, though, is that the organization is still searching for full sponsorship for its flagship No. 88 car. Funding was pieced together this season, but a large chunk of money was lost when decided to move to the Sprint Cup Series as full sponsor for Mark Martin at Hendrick Motorsports. Earnhardt on Thursday called the sponsorship search “a dire situation.”

Gardner-Webb hosts Rutherford County Elementary School Appreciation Night, tonight From staff reports

BOILING SPRINGS — Friday night’s Big South opener for Gardner-Webb men’s basketball will also serve as Cleveland County and Rutherford County Elementary School Appreciation Night at Paul Porter Arena. The game tips off at 7:30 p.m.

in Boiling Springs, and will be televised live on MASN (Mid Atlantic Sports Network). Elementary school students in both counties will be admitted free of charge, and the parents/ guardians accompanying those students will receive a half-price admission of $4.

Gardner-Webb (3-2) is looking to bounce back after back-toback losses to 11th-ranked North Carolina and Western Carolina. Shooting guard Grayson Flittner has been the team’s star to date, averaging a team-high 13.2 points to go with a leaguebest 5.2 assists per game.

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23 months between starts. “The only thing I can do is be ready,” Moore said, shrugging. “And that’s how I’ve approached the whole thing.” Moore came from a sports family, but it was baseball, not football. His father, Don, bounced around the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system until his career was derailed by injuries His son’s top sport was baseball growing up in Valencia, Calif. The younger Moore had a strong arm, and that drifted him toward quarterback, but it was a crowded position at Hart High School. “We had a kid, Kyle Matter, who had a scholarship at Stanford,” Moore said. “He was a senior and I was a junior.” Moore starred in his He’s very casual, only year as a starter and earned a scholsort of a happyarship at UCLA. He go-lucky type of played two seasons for guy. But he works the Bruins, but couldn’t beat Drew Olson for the hard and comes permanent starting job prepared. We just and quit school. Moore want him to be was contemplating his extremely prepared options when he was selected in the 22nd this Sunday. round of the 2004 baseBrad Hoover ball draft by the Los Panthers FB Angeles Angels. Moore said he was It may take a offered him a signlittle time to get his ing bonus for about that included pinpoint accuracy $80,000 college expenses. He down. But he does wasn’t sure what to do, but when Oregon State have a nice touch called asking him to on the ball, too. play football, he decided We’re all looking to head north. forward to seeing “I had a lot of friends that went and played what he can do. Mushin baseball out of high Muhammad school. No offense to Panthers WR any of them, but it’s hard,” Moore said. “Baseball is a hard road to take and they were good players. I don’t look at it as I took the wrong road by any means.” Moore threw for 5,733 yards and 29 touchdowns in just two seasons with the Beavers. But he also threw 27 interceptions, and he wasn’t drafted in 2007. He eventually signed with Dallas, but the Cowboys decided to keep only two quarterbacks and cut him before the start of the regular season. Carolina quickly signed him and he was expected to watch and learn behind Delhomme and backup David Carr. Only then Delhomme was lost to a season-ending elbow injury and Carr struggled, then got hurt. Aging verteran Vinny Testaverde was signed, but he got hurt, too. Enter Moore. Playing with a scaled-back playbook, he went 2-1 as a starter to close 2007, throwing three touchdowns and two interceptions. “In ’07 everything was real quick for me,” Moore said. “My first read, if that wasn’t there I’d go to my second read and get the ball out.” Moore was expected to be the backup in 2008, but he broke a bone in his leg in the final preseason game. When he got healthy he was the emergency No. 3 QB for the final 12 games. He started this season as the No. 3 QB, too, but moved up a spot when Josh McCown injured his knee and ankle replacing an ineffective Delhomme in Week 1. No matter how poorly Delhomme played, coach John Fox resisted putting in Moore amid concerns about his decision-making and knowledge of the offense. But with the fiery Delhomme sidelined, a much calmer Moore is poised to replace him. “I think Matt is going to do an outstanding job,” Delhomme said. “When he played in ’07, here was a guy who came in the first week in September. So he didn’t have a basis for what we were doing.” Moore may have little to work with Sunday. Running back DeAngelo Williams and receivers Muhsin Muhammad and Dwayne Jarrett missed practice Thursday with injuries. But while fullback Brad Hoover is sure the Buccaneers will “pressure the hell out of us,” he doubts Moore will get too rattled. It doesn’t seem to be in his nature. “He’s very casual, sort of a happy-go-lucky type of guy,” Hoover said. “But he works hard and comes prepared. We just want him to be extremely prepared this Sunday.” Moore’s performance while Delhomme is out could determine his NFL future. The waiting is certainly over. “It may take a little time to get his pinpoint accuracy down. But he does have a nice touch on the ball, too,” Muhammad said. “We’re all looking forward to seeing what he can do.”

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Woods striving for privacy as scrutiny continues to heat up By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — With a public apology, Tiger Woods disclosed his “personal failings” and acknowledged he had “not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves.” He did not mention the allegations of an affair in Wednesday’s statement, saying he would deal with “my behavior and personal failings” alone with his family. His appeal for privacy likely won’t close a shocking saga involving one of the biggest names in sport. Rachel Uchitel, a New York nightclub hostess who has denied having an affair with Woods, had scheduled a Thursday news conference with her attorney in Los Angeles. But attorney Gloria Allred canceled that appearance Thursday morning, citing unforeseen circumstances. She earlier had planned to make a statement about Uchitel’s relationship with Woods. Last week, the National Enquirer published a story alleging the world’s No. 1 golfer had been seeing Uchitel, and that they recently were together in Melbourne, where Woods won the Australian Masters. Uchitel denied having an affair with Woods when contacted by The Associated Press. Woods has faced intense media scrutiny after a car accident outside his home early last Friday morning and sordid allegations of affairs. In a 317word statement on his Web site Wednesday, Woods acknowledged he had “let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart.” The statement followed an Us Weekly cover story of a Los Angeles waitress claiming she had a 31-month affair with the world’s No. 1 golfer. Woods’ words were posted three hours after the magazine released a voice mail — provided by the waitress, Jaimee Grubbs — that Woods left on her phone three days before he rammed his Cadillac Escalade into a fire hydrant and tree outside his Florida home. “Personal sins should not require press releases and problems within a family shouldn’t have to mean public confessions,” he said on his Web site. “I will strive to be a better person and the husband and father that my family deserves.” The investigation into Woods’ accident ended Tuesday when the Florida Highway Patrol issued a $164 citation for careless driving. The inspection of his personal life is seemingly just beginning. It is an odd turn for Woods, whose career as a golfer, a pitchman and perhaps the most recognized athlete in the world has been largely without blemish since he turned pro at age 20. Three of his sponsors — Nike, Gatorade and EA Sports — expressed support or commitment to Woods. Gillette said it had no plans to change its marketing programs. AT&T declined comment. In the most critical comment from a player, Jesper Parnevik said he owed an apology to Woods’ wife, Elin, a former Swedish model who once worked as a nanny for the Parnevik family. “We probably thought he was a better guy than he is,” Parnevik

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Tiger Woods reacts to winning the 2005 Masters in a playoff with Chris DiMarco on the 18th hole during final round play of the tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., in this April 10, 2005 file photo.

told the Golf Channel from West Palm Beach, Fla., where he is in the final stage of PGA Tour qualifying. Windermere police said Woods’ wife told them she smashed out the back windows of his SUV with a golf club to help get him out of the vehicle after the crash. “I would probably need to apologize to her and hope she uses a driver next time instead of a 3-iron,” Parnevik said, adding that he has not spoken to Woods since the accident. “It’s a private thing, of course,” the Swede said. “But when you are the guy he is — the world’s best athlete — you should think more before you do stuff ... and maybe not ’just do it,’ like Nike says.” But other professional athletes had sympathy for Woods. Jason Taylor walked into the Miami Dolphins’ locker room and saw ESPN running a tease about Woods. He reached up and turned off the TV. “Nobody’s damned business,” Taylor said. Minnesota Vikings kicker Ryan Longwell lives in the same Isleworth gated community as Woods outside Orlando, Fla., and said it was “crazy” in the neighborhood. He said his wife told him paparazzi were everywhere and helicopters hovered overhead. “My wife is a blonde and wears sunglasses in Florida, so every time she comes out of the gate, they’re snapping pictures,” Longwell said. “It’s a different thing than we’ve ever faced down there. It’s certainly a new wrinkle to it. Most players at the Chevron World Challenge — hosted by Woods, who withdrew earlier this week — offered him support, even as they were curious how he crashed his car in the middle of the night. “He’s trying to make it as private as he can, and it’s just hard, because everybody is trying to get a piece of information on really what happened,” said Steve Stricker, who regularly

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exchanges text messages with Woods, but hasn’t heard from him since the accident. “I think his image is going to take a bit of a shot,” Stricker said. “I think I’d like to see him come on TV and just pour it out a little bit and show what’s happened. I don’t know if that will ever happen.” In its final report released Wednesday, the Florida Highway Patrol said Woods caused $3,200 in property damage, was not wearing a seat belt and was traveling 30 mph in a 25 mph zone. The six-page report — which did not include statements from Woods, his wife or any witnesses — said Woods’ SUV rubbed up against bushes, crossed over a curb, onto a grass median and into a row of hedges before striking the fire hydrant and a tree. Damage to his Cadillac Escalade was estimated at $8,000. An audio recording of an interview the FHP conducted with Woods’ neighbors was obtained Thursday by the AP through a public records request. Troopers interviewed Jarius Adams, who called 911, and his sister, Kimberly Harris. Harris told troopers that Woods’ mother, Kultida, and mother-in-law, Barbro Holmberg, were at the scene. The AP could not independently confirm whether the two women were present. “Did they ever talk to anybody at the scene that showed up, any emergency workers or anything?” a trooper asked Harris. “The cops came, the Windermere cops came first, then the security guards came,” Harris said. “And then it appears Mr. Woods’ mom, and Tiger’s wife’s mom came out after the fact. I don’t know if they heard the commotion, I don’t if she, his wife, left and came back. But they walked across the grass and were outside as well.” A voice that strongly resembles Woods’ mother is heard in the background during the 911 call saying loudly, “What happened?”

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Texas executes murderer despite his lawyers’ pleas By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press Writer

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A 44-year-old Texas man was executed Thursday evening for raping and murdering an 11-year-old girl, despite pleas from his attorneys he was too mentally impaired to qualify for capital punishment. Bobby Wayne Woods received lethal injection about a half-hour after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to halt his punishment, which was delayed briefly until the high court ruled in his case. His lawyers had argued Woods was mentally impaired, making him ineligible for execution, and that previous appeals to spare Woods’ life were unsuccessful because of shoddy work by his lawyer at the time. Tests administered to Woods put his IQ anywhere from the 60s to the 80s. An IQ of 70 is considered the threshold for mental impairment. Woods was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to die for the April 1997 slaying of Sarah Patterson, his ex-girlfriend’s daughter. She and her 9-year-old brother were snatched from their home in Granbury, near Fort Worth. Sarah’s throat was slit with a knife. Her brother was beaten and left for dead but survived to testify against Woods. Asked by a warden if he had a final statement, Woods lifted his head from the pillow on the death chamber gurney and replied: “Bye. I’m ready.” Eight minutes later, at 6:40 p.m. CST, he was pronounced dead. The execution was the 24th and last scheduled for this year in Texas, where 18 inmates received lethal injection in 2008 in the nation’s busiest capital punishment state. At least five already are scheduled for 2010, including two in January.

New jobless claims shrink but so do the retail sales By MARTIN CRUTSINGER

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Sonja Jackson, of Detroit, holds a Employment Guide standing in line while attending a job fair in Livonia, Mich. The number of newly laid-off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits last week fell to the lowest level in 10 months, evidence that job cuts are easing as the economy slowly heals. The number of newly laid-off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits last week fell to the lowest level in 10 months, evidence that job cuts are easing as the economy slowly heals.

WASHINGTON — Every step forward in this economic recovery seems to be followed by a step back. Thursday’s good news was that new unemployment claims fell for a fifth straight week, boosting expectations that fewer jobs were lost in November. That raises the possibility that the nation’s unemployment rate to be announced Friday will hold steady at 10.2 percent — still a 26-year high, but the first time since July it hasn’t gone up. At the same time, though, there were more signs that the rebound will be slower and bumpier than those that followed previous recessions. Both retail sales and activity in the service sector unexpectedly shrank last month as consumers remained anxious about their jobs and hesitant to spend. The surprise dip in the service sector was worrisome, because this area accounts for nearly 80 percent of the nation’s economic activity. It includes such diverse industries as health care, retail, financial services and transportation.

Productivity gains in the third quarter also showed that employers In the appeal to the Supreme Court, are managing to squeeze more work Woods’ lawyer, University of Texas out of fewer people. That’s a potenlaw professor Maurie Levin, argued tially ominous sign for the nearly 16 the performance of Woods’ statemillion unemployed Americans. appointed attorney during earlier appeals was “so egregious” the prisoner’s mental impairment claims could not be accurately assessed. She Continued from Page 5 pointed out the attorney has since been removed from a list of lawyers eligible to represent condemned inmates but by the time she got the n Chad Terrell Young, 25, no case, “the damage had been done.” address listed; charged with felony State attorneys told the high court breaking and entering to a motor no constitutional right exists for an vehicle and larceny; placed under a inmate to have an effective appeals $10,000 secured bond. (FCPD) attorney and Woods’ claim of duen Jessica Danielle Perryman, 24, of process violations “does not change 116 Burchwood Court; charged with that fact.” They also argued Woods’ driving while impaired and no operamental impairment claims already tor’s license; placed under a $1,000 have been rejected by the courts and secured bond. (NCHP) the last-ditch appeals improperly n Sammy Smith, 73, of 110 Burns duplicated those rejections. Rd.; charged with assault on a female Woods blamed Patterson’s death and communicating threats; released on a cousin who subsequently comon a $5,000 unsecured bond. (RCSD) mitted suicide. He said injuries to n Daniel Alejandro Reyes, 20, of her brother were the result of an 159 S. Ridge Drive; charged with accident. “We went walking around simple possession of schedule VI graveyards, horsing around by a controlled substance, possession of fence,” Woods told The Associated drug paraphernalia and littering not Press last year from death row. “Cody exceeding 15 pounds; placed under a jumped on my back and hit a fence $1,500 secured bond. (RCSD) post. “I guess I panicked.” n Ashley Brooke White, 16, of 220 At his trial, Cody Patterson testified Circle Drive; charged with harassing Woods attacked him, and prosecuphone call; released on a $500 unsetors presented a mountain of evicured bond. (RCSD) dence implicating Woods in Sarah’s n Timothy Richard Nelon, 16, killing, including signed confessions. of 825 Bostic/Sunshine Highway; charged with resisting a public offiRichard Hattox, the former Hood cer; placed under a $500 secured County district attorney who prosbond. (RCSD) ecuted Woods, said authorities also n Kristin Dawn Marshall, 22, of had DNA evidence of the girl’s blood 156 Genie Lane; charged with haron Woods’ knife, her blood on his boring a fugitive and resisting a shoe and his DNA on her panties, public officer; placed under a $5,000 which were found in Woods’ car. secured bond. (RCSD) “How could there be little doubt?” n Shannah Rae Adrianse, 31, of Hattox said Wednesday. “Every bit of 206 Indiana St.; charged with comhis appeal effort has been expended toward his claim of retardation. And municating threats, assault and battery and failure to appear on failure there’s no proof he is retarded.”

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Nigel Gault, chief U.S. economist at IHS Global Insight, said the reports depicted an economy growing but only sluggishly. “We have got a recovery, but it is going to remain pretty slow and well below what you would normally see coming out of this deep of a recession,” Gault said. Most worrisome for the economy, perhaps, is that consumers — who drive 70 percent of the economy — continue to limit their spending. The latest evidence was the miserable November the nation’s big chain retail stores reported Thursday. After posting two monthly gains after more than a year of declines, the stores said sales dipped last month — a critical decline because it meant the holiday shopping season got off to a lackluster start. The more positive news Thursday was the Labor Department’s report that the number of newly laid-off workers filing for unemployment benefits fell for a fifth consecutive week. It dropped to a seasonally adjusted 457,000 last week. That’s the lowest total since the week of Sept. 6, 2008. The government is expected to report Friday that employers shed 130,000 jobs in November, fewer than the 190,000 jobs lost in October. But forecasters think the unemployment rate will remain at 10.2 percent, a 26-year high. to comply on $350; placed under a $500 secured bond and a $405 cash bond. (RCSD) n Joseph Richard Garner, 43, of 217 Pleasant Hill Church Rd.; charged with assault on a female, injury to personal property, failure to appear on attempted obtain property by false pretense, failure to appear on driving while license revoked, failure to appear on misdemeanor larceny, and possession of stolen goods/ property; placed under a 48-hour hold and a $13,000 secured bond. (RCSD)

EMS/Rescue n The Rutherford County EMS responded to 24 E-911 calls Wednesday. n The Volunteer Life Saving and Rescue, Hickory Nut Gorge EMS and Rutherford County Rescue responded to one E-911 call Wednesday.

Fire Calls n Ellenboro firefighters responded to a chimney fire, assisted by Bostic and Cherry Mountain firefighters. n Forest City firefighters responded to a vehicle fire and to a motor vehicle accident. n Hudlow firefighters responded to an industrial fire alarm. n Green Hill firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident. n Rutherfordton firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident. n SDO firefighters responded to a chimney fire, assisted by Cliffside and Sandy Mush firefighters. n Sandy Mush firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident.

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Late-day slide hits stocks ahead of report

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, speaks at the opening of his jobs summit, officially known as the Jobs and Economic Growth Forum, Thursday in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus in Washington. Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — A late-day slide pulled stocks lower ahead of the government’s report on November unemployment. Stocks began falling in the final half-hour of trading Thursday and the drop intensified in the last 20 minutes. The Labor Department’s November unemployment report is due before the start of trading Friday. Worries about the economy had been dogging investors following a weak snapshot of the service industry early Thursday. The Institute for Supply Management said its index of activity in the service industry fell to 48.7 in November from 50.6 in October. That was below what analysts had been expecting and signaled contraction. The market drew some support from a Labor Department report that new claims for unemthere was considerable skeptiployment benefits fell unexpectedly for the fifth cism about government’s ability straight week. to overcome the employment The number of laid-off workers seeking unemchallenge and even over whether ployment benefits fell by 5,000 last week, in a “any discussion like this can pro- hopeful sign of improvement in the job market. duce results.” Economists had expected an increase, according to But he said he thinks skeptia survey by Thomson Reuters. cism can be healthy and “I am The Nasdaq composite index saw more modest confident that we will make losses after Comcast Corp. said it agreed to buy progress.” a majority stake in NBC Universal for $13.75 bilPerhaps unwittingly, Vice lion. The long-awaited deal gives the nation’s largPresident Joe Biden took the est cable TV operator control of the TV network as event a bit off-message at the well as several cable channels and a major movie start, painting a more dire picstudio. ture of the nation’s economy The stock market’s drop followed steep gains earthan typically heard out of the ly in the week and mixed trading Tuesday. A surge administration. in stocks has lasted nearly nine months and some At the opening session, Biden analysts worry that the market’s advance is outrecalled an old Ronald Reagan pacing gains in the economy. line that people see the problem According to preliminary calculations, the Dow as a merely downturn when a Jones industrial average fell 86.53, or 0.8 percent, stranger is out of work and a to 10,366.15. The broader Standard & Poor’s 500 recession if it’s a relative who is index fell 9.32, or 0.8 percent, to 1,099.92, while unemployed — but a full-blown the Nasdaq composite index fell 11.89, or 0.5 perdepression when they themselves cent, to 2,173.14. lose a job. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies fell “And it is a depression” for the 7.31, or 1.2 percent, to 588.78. nation’s 10 million unemployed, Bond prices fell, pushing yields higher. The yield Biden added. on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose to “Our task together is obvi3.38 percent from 3.32 percent late Wednesday. ously not an easy one,” Biden The dollar mostly rose against other major cursaid. And while the $787 billion rencies, while gold rose. stimulus package had helped Crude oil fell 14 cents to settle at $76.46 on the kick-start the process, “the govNew York Mercantile Exchange. ernment’s capacity is still someBurt White, chief investment officer at LPL what limited.” Financial in Boston, said the occasional downbeat economic reports aren’t likely to derail the market Administration officials as investors continue to see longer-term improvehope the jobs forum, followed ments in the economy. by an Obama trip to hard-hit “We do hit some speed bumps on the road and Allentown, Pa., on Friday and today we hit a couple, especially with ISM, but a major economic speech on we’re still pretty bullish that stocks have a way to Tuesday will help counter GOP go,” he said. critics who contend the administration’s economic recovery efforts have failed and its oversight of the $787 billion stimulus package has been inadequate. Administration officials said they don’t expect major policy announcements from the forum.

Obama: ‘Be surgical, creative’ By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama kicked off a White House jobs forum on Thursday by saying he’s “open to every demonstrably good idea” to reverse the worst job losses in decades. But Obama said the government’s resources are limited and that growth ultimately must come from the private sector. “So we can’t make any ill considered decisions right now even with the best of intentions,” he said. “We have to be surgical and we’re going to have to be creative.” Obama appealed to his audience of academics, business and union leaders and local officials to help him find “the biggest bang for the buck.” Obama said chronic unemployment is “a struggle that cuts deep and touches people across the nation.” Seeking to set a can-do tone, he claimed progress has been made toward an economic recovery since the depths of the recession last winter, while saying much more work needs to be done. Obama said the leading question of the day is “how do we get businesses to start hiring again” and asked his guests to “bring their A-game.” He spoke a day ahead of the release of government figures on unemployment. The jobless rate now is 10.2 percent, the highest since the early 1980s, and most economists believe Friday’s report will show it still above 10 percent, perhaps still rising. Earlier, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., suggested that one way to create jobs is to use

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Poll finds ‘sexting’ common By LIBBY QUAID AP Education Writer

WASHINGTON — Think your kid is not “sexting”? Think again. Sexting — sharing sexually explicit photos, videos and chat by cell phone or online — is fairly commonplace among young people, despite sometimes grim consequences for those who do it. More than a quarter of young people have been involved in sexting in some form, an Associated Press-MTV poll found. That includes Sammy, a 16-year-old from the San Francisco Bay Area who asked that his last name not be used. Sammy said he had shared naked pictures of himself with girlfriends. He also shared naked pictures of someone else that a friend had sent him. What he didn’t realize at the time was that young people across the country — in Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania — have faced charges, in some cases felony charges, for sending nude pictures. “That’s why I probably wouldn’t do it again,” Sammy said. Yet, “I just don’t see it as that big of a problem, personally.” That was the view of nearly half of those surveyed who have been involved in sexting. The other half said it’s a serious problem — and did it anyway. Knowing there might be consequences hasn’t stopped them. “There’s definitely the invincibility factor that young people feel,” said Kathleen Bogle, a sociology professor at La Salle University in Philadelphia and author of the book “Hooking Up: Sex, Dating and Relationships on Campus.” “That’s part of the reason why they have a high rate of car accidents and things like that, is they think, ‘Oh, well, that will never happen to me,’” Bogle said. Research shows teenage brains are not quite mature enough to make good decisions consistently. By the mid-teens, the brain’s reward centers, the parts involved in emotional arousal, are well-developed, making

teens more vulnerable to peer pressure. But it is not until the early 20s that the brain’s frontal cortex, where reasoning connects with emotion, enabling people to weigh consequences, has finished forming. Beyond feeling invincible, young people also have a much different view of sexual photos that might be posted online, Bogle said. They don’t think about the idea that those photos might wind up in the hands of potential employers or college admissions officers, she said. “Sometimes they think of it as a joke; they have a laugh about it,” Bogle said. “In some cases, it’s seen as flirtation. They’re thinking of it as something far less serious and aren’t thinking of it as consequences down the road or who can get hold of this information. They’re also not thinking about worst-case scenarios that parents might worry

about.” Sexting doesn’t stop with teenagers. Young adults are even more likely to have sexted; onethird of them said they had been involved in sexting, compared with about one-quarter of teenagers. Thelma, a 25-year-old from Natchitoches, La., who didn’t want her last name used, said she’s been asked more than once to send naked pictures of herself to a man. “It’s just when you’re talking to a guy who’s interested in you, and you might have a sexual relationship, so they just want to see you naked,” she said, adding that she never complied with those requests. “But with my current boyfriend, I did it on my own; he didn’t ask me,” she said. She was confident he would keep the image to himself. Those who sent nude pictures of themselves mostly said they went to a boyfriend, girlfriend or romantic interest. But 14 percent said they suspect the pictures were shared without permission, and they may be right: Seventeen percent of those who received naked pictures said they passed them along to someone else, often to more than just one person. Boys were a little more likely than girls to say they received naked pictures or video of someone that had been passed around without the person’s consent. Common reasons were that they thought other people would want to see, that they were showing off and that they were bored. Girls were a little more likely to send pictures of themselves. Yet boys were more likely to say that sexting is “hot,” while most girls called it “slutty.” Altogether, 10 percent said they had sent naked pictures of themselves on their cell phone or online. The AP-MTV poll was conducted Sept. 11-22, and involved online interviews with 1,247 teenagers and adults ages 14-24. It has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.

Health care bill survives first test By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent

WASHINGTON— Unflinching on a critical first test, Senate Democrats closed ranks Thursday behind $460 billion in politically risky Medicare cuts at the heart of health care legislation, thwarting a Republican attempt to doom President Barack Obama’s sweeping overhaul. The bid by the bill’s critics to reverse cuts to the popular Medicare program failed on a vote of 58-42, drawing the support of two Democratic defectors. Approval would have stripped out money needed to pay for expanding coverage to tens of millions of uninsured Americans. The broader legislation aims to extend health coverage to 31 million who now lack it, while barring insurance industry practices such as denying coverage on the basis of pre-existing medical conditions. Though the overhaul is estimated to cost about $1 trillion over a decade, the Congressional Budget Office has said it would cut federal deficits by $130 billion over that period, and probably reduce them further in the 10 years beyond that. “Our bill does nothing to reduce guaranteed Medicare benefits,” said Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., as several fellow Democrats accused Republican critics of making false claims of potential harm during three days of debate. The AARP supported the 10-year package of cuts in projected spending, giving Democrats political cover for their decision to pare back subsidies to private Medicare plans as well as payments to hospitals, hospices, home health agencies and other providers. Republicans disagreed vigorously. “Medicare is already in trouble. The program needs to be fixed, not raided to create another new government program,” said the party’s leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. The Medicare vote came not long after the Senate backed a guarantee for all insured women age 40 and older to receive mammograms with no out-of-pocket costs. The breast cancer screening test would be included in an array of preventive measures that insurance plans would be required to cover. The proposal cleared on a near party-line vote of 61-39. It essentially wiped out a federal advisory committee recommendation to defer routine mammograms until women reach the age of 50. The day’s votes were the first since the Senate’s health care debate began on Monday, and demonstrated the ability of Democrats to move ahead in the face of implacable Republican opposition.

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PERUGIA, Italy (AP) — American student Amanda Knox tried one last time Thursday to convince the Italian court trying her for murder that she is not a killer, urging jurors not to brand her with “the mask of an assassin.� Knox spoke at the end of a trial that has exposed some of the most intimate details of her life, with prosecutors depicting her as a promiscuous and manipula-

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia’s information minister says a blast that killed at least 14 people was caused by a suicide bomber disguised in women’s clothing. Three Cabinet ministers and two journalists were among the dead after Thursday’s explosion at a graduation ceremony in Mogadishu. The attack raised new questions about the ability of Somalia’s weak government to control even the small area of the capital it holds.

tive she-devil who brutally murdered her British roommate in Perugia, Meredith Kercher. The trial, in which Knox’s exboyfriend Raffaele Sollecito figures as a co-defendant, is wrapping up after almost a year. Thursday’s session was devoted to rebuttals by defense lawyers and the prosecution, and the eight members of the jury are expected to begin deliberations as early as Friday.

Her voice breaking as she fought back tears, the 22-yearold American told the court that she feels “vulnerable� and fears losing herself after two years in jail. “I have written on a piece of paper ... that I was afraid of losing myself,� she said, speaking Italian. “I am scared of being branded what I am not,� she said. “I am scared of having the mask of an assassin forced onto me.�

Putin says he may run again

MOSCOW (AP) — In an electric four-hour solo performance on live television, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said he will think about whether to reclaim the presidency — one of the strongest signals yet that he may run again for Russia’s top office in 2012. Putin, who also vowed that Russia would step up its efforts against terrorism, spoke during a question-and-answer show on television and radio that highlighted his dominance of Russia’s political scene. Putin had to shift into the premier’s seat in 2008 following two consecutive terms in office, but since then the presidential term has been extended to six years.

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KABUL (AP) — Afghanistan’s president says he’s willing to talk with the Taliban chief in a bid to bring peace to the country. President Hamid Karzai said in an interview Thursday with The Associated Press that he would do “whatever it takes� to bring peace, including meeting with Taliban leader Mullah Omar. But Karzai says he wants guarantees that the U.S. and its international partners are backing any peace bid. Karzai says not all Taliban are terrorists but members of al-Qaida and other terror groups are not welcome in the country.

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Man’s silence causes panic Dear Abby: I have been married to “Mick” for 22 years — most of them happy. My problem is his communication skills. Recently, our daughter came home from college. We had planned to go to dinner with her and her boyfriend. When Mick didn’t show up, I tried without success to contact him. My daughter tried and then my son did, too. This went on for an hour and a half. We were worried sick, so we started calling his friends and coworkers — anyone who might know his whereabouts. Mick finally called back and said he had gotten distracted talking with an old friend. He acted like we were crazy for being concerned, and insists he did nothing wrong. All I have ever asked is that my husband and kids give me a quick call to let me know if they’re going to be late so I won’t worry. My son and daughter do it, but Mick refuses. — Sick and Tired of It Dear Sick and Tired of It: Candidly, I think Mick is acting more like a rebellious teenager rather than a caring husband. Because he has been this way for 22 years, I seriously doubt he is capable of change. That’s why I also think you should talk to your attorney about adding another family member to your Advance Directive for Health Care, in case you have a medical emergency and your

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husband is — as usual — unreachable. Please give this the serious consideration it deserves because your life could depend on it. Dear Abby: I married “Marge” 18 months ago. It was a second marriage for both of us. We agreed to sell our homes and buy something together. Mine sold and now I’m in her house. Things were going fine until Marge’s daughter and son-in-law moved back in. It was supposed to be a three- or four-day stay, but it’s now into the fifth week. They always claim to be right on the edge of leaving. They enjoy all that we have earned throughout our lives, and offer nothing in the way of rent. I am not allowed to complain. — Trapped Dear Trapped: More troubling than the fact you appear to have been invaded by freeloaders is that you say you are “not allowed” to voice your feelings about it. Marriage is supposed to be a partnership of equals, and if one partner is not happy, healthy couples work it out.

Atrial fibrillation and HBP Dear Dr. Gott: I am an active, healthy 72-year-old female concerned about a recent diagnosis of atrial fibrillation. I have had approximately six episodes over the past seven months. Each lasts about 15 to 30 minutes and has always occurred after a couple of “social drinks” and right after I go to bed. I don’t drink on a daily basis. During my most recent episode, I put on my blood pressure machine and was shocked by the numbers. My normal numbers are 130/75, with a pulse of 70. I take bloodpressure medicine every day. My blood pressure during the attack was 153/119, and my pulse was 156. Over the next 10 minutes, it went to 163/125, pulse 109, and then 164/87, pulse 70. Gradually, it lowered to 138/89, and my pulse remained at 70. Throughout the readings, the machine kept indicating an irregular heartbeat. I take two 81-milligram aspi-


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rins every day, but my cardiologist isn’t concerned about the episodes because he says they aren’t frequent enough to prescribe medication. He is not aware of these high bloodpressure readings yet, though. What’s going on? Dear Rader: Based on your description, I assume that your diagnosis is paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. This means that you have episodes of irregular heartbeat that can last up to a few hours and then resolve spontaneously. Chronic atrial fibrillation occurs when the irregular heartbeat does not resolve on its own and requires treatment.


Your Birthday, Dec. 4;

Many fun and exciting adventures could be on the horizon in the year ahead. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Large strides can be unexpectedly made in a shared situation. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — You’re not a person easily deceived. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — It’s quite possible to form a brief alliance with someone you barely know. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — A clever friend might come up with an ingenious idea for getting around a problem. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Your greatest attribute is your cleverness at finding acceptable ways to get others on your side. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — It won’t be a waste of time to take a break and do something to relax. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Financial conditions can be extremely good for you. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Don’t think that you can solve everyone’s problems. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — No one is likely to pull the wool over your eyes. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Even though you conduct yourself well in familiar situations, you’ll outshine everyone else with your cleverness this time around. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — You might want to start writing down the ideas that pop into your head, because among the many clever things will be a real winner that needs to be sorted from the others. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — A profitable possibility, both unique and different, will be dropped in your lap, but you might not spot its potential right away. Your brain, however, will figure it out.

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Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by JEFFREY K ADORANTE to PRLAP, INC., Trustee(s), which was dated January 22, 2008 and recorded on March 24, 2008 in Book 1000 at Page 122, Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina.

Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by JULIE K. MACDONALD AND JASON P. MCDONALD aka JASON P. MACDONALD to PRLAP, INC., Trustee(s), which was dated August 31, 2007 and recorded on August 31, 2007 in Book 974 at Page 445, Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina.

Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on December 8, 2009 at 10:30AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rutherford County, North Carolina, to wit:

Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on December 8, 2009 at 10:30AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rutherford County, North Carolina, to wit:


All that certain lot or parcel of land situated in Morgan Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows:


Being Lot Number 169 of Queen's Gap, Phase I, as described more fully in Plat recorded in Plat Book 27, Pages 280-292, ("the Plat"), Rutherford County Registry, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more full and accurate description.


Subject to Declarations of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions for Queen's Gap as recorded in Book 917, Page 402-442, Rutherford County Register of Deeds, and recorded in Book 891, Page 624-664, McDowell County Register of Deeds, and any amendments and supplements thereto.

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Subject to all matters shown on subdivision plat of Queen's Gap, Phase I, as recorded in Plat Book 27, Pages 280-292, Rutherford County Register of Deeds, and Plat Book 13, Pages 60-72, McDowell County Register of Deeds, hereinafter referred to as "the Plat".

PROPERTY ADDRESS: 132 PARMER ST Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as: 132 Parmer Street, Forest City, NC 28043 Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Jeffrey K. Adorante. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, EXCEPT IN THE INSTANCE OF BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 09-16384-FC01

Said property is commonly known as: Lot 169 (4.12 acres) on Queens Gap Road, Rutherfordton, NC 28139 Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Julie K. MacDonald. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, EXCEPT IN THE INSTANCE OF BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 09-20637-FC01



The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, FRIDAY, December 4, 2009 — 17 Apartments






Richmond Hill Senior Apts. in Rfdtn 1BR Units w/handicap accessible units avail. Sec 8 assistance avail. 287-2578 Hours: Mon., Tues., & Thurs. 7-3. TDD Relay 1-800-735-2962 Equal Housing Opportunity. Income Based Rent.

2BR/1.5BA $400/mo & 3BR/1.5BA $475/mo. Carolina Properties 828-625-9800

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

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1 & 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS Some with free utilities! Ask about NO DEPOSIT! Call 245-0016 leave message

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Nice 2 Bedroom Townhouse Apt & 1 Bedroom Apt

Special $100 dep.! 1, 2 & 3BR Nice, large Townhomes Priv. decks, w/d hook up. Water incld.! Starting at $375/mo. 1-888-684-5072

REAL ESTATE AUCTION 167+/ACRES. 12-05-09 12:00 Noon, 6014 Fox Hunter Rd., Lancaster, SC. Approximately 1 Hour from Charlotte City Limits. Online bidding by Proxybid. com - GARY BOYD AUCTION, SCAL #2067R, 704-982-5633,

Apt. with storage garage. Clean 2 Bedroom Brick at 433 E. Main St., Forest City $475/mo.

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across from Super 8 Motel in Spindale $385/mo. & $515/mo. Call 828-447-1989

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TELLER SPECIALIST Premier Federal Credit Union is seeking an individual with financial and or retail sales experience to join our team as Teller Services Specialist. Candidate must have strong verbal and communication skills, one who is comfortable and confident in cross-selling products and services. Be proactive in communicating the benefits of the services we offer our members. Qualified candidates should be self-motivated, energetic, work with a sense of urgency and be passionate about helping our members.

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GREAT STARTER in Cleveland County! 3BR/1BA Brick ranch w/great features - brick fireplace in family room, large eat-in kitchen, hardwoods, in-ground pool, large fenced backyard, swing set and 2 storage sheds remain. $94,900 #45277 Coldwell Banker Mountain View Real Estate Contact Marsha Brown 704-284-0137 1BR/1BA Owner financing with down payment! Central heat & air, 2 out buildings. $32,000 Call 657-4430

Homes For Rent Large 3BR/1BA w/lg. yard in Rfdtn. $550/mo. 2BR/1BA w/laundry in Rfdtn. $400/mo. 625-5554

2BR/2.5BA home on 64/74 1 mile from Lake Lure Beach, Chimney Rock and Ingles. Lake Lure view. $600/mo. Also, 2BR/2BA on 2 ac. in Rumbling Bald Resort, washer /dryer, cen. h/a. $750/mo. Call Eddy Zappel 828-289-9151 or Marco 954-275 0735

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245-7400 Country living 4BR in Rfdtn (off 108, 6 mi. from hospital) $475/ mo. + dep. 287-5241 2BR possibly 3BR house in Spindale. Nice area. $375/mo. Pets o.k.! 289-6336

Mobile Homes For Rent 2BR/2BA on large lot in Rfdtn area. Refrig. & stove. $375/mo. + $300 dep. 286-4333

2 & 3BR in quiet park Convenient location in FC. Background check req. 287-0053


2BR/1BA in Ellenboro Refrig., stove, washer & dryer. $350/mo. + deposit. 828-305-4476

Attention: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE TRUSTEE UNDER THE ABOVE REFERENCED DEED OF TRUST HAS INITIATED FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS. PURSUANT TO: THE PROCEDURE SET FORTH UNDER N.C.G.S. § 45-21; THE POWER OF SALE CONTAINED IN THE HEREIN REFERENCED DEED OF TRUST; AND THAT ORDER ALLOWING FORECLOSURE ISSUED BY THE CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT FOR RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THE ACTING TRUSTEE WILL SELL THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN. (1) The particular real estate security interest being foreclosed is a Deed of Trust to Kirk W. Robinson ("Original Trustee") in favor of Mountain 1st Bank & Trust ("Lender" / "Beneficiary") dated November 5, 2005, recorded on November 8, 2005 in Rutherford County Register of Deeds Trust Book 870, at Page 157, securing an original principal amount of $ 93,500.00. A particular description of the real property foreclosed is included in the herein referenced Deed of Trust, including any fixtures and personal property affixed thereto, less and excepting any portions thereof released prior to the date of this Notice, and including any additional property pledged of record subsequent to the filing of the original Deed of Trust referenced herein. The record owner of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds not more than Ten (10) days prior to this Notice is: Robert Komljenovic and Dawn Komljenovic. (2) The Sale referenced herein will be conducted at the main entrance (or such other customary location) of the RUTHERFORD COUNTY COURTHOUSE in Rutherfordton, NC on December 8, 2009 at 3:30pm. (3) The property being sold hereunder is known as 103, 105, 107, 109 West Street, Spindale, NC 28160, and specifically described as: EXHIBIT A Being the same property as described as Tract Number Seven in Deed from Cecil E. Sims and wife, Ruth McDonald Sims to Cecil E. Sims dated August 7, 1984, and recorded in Deed Book 460 on Page 730, Rutherford County Registry, the property hereby conveyed being described according to said Deed as follows: Being the same land described in Deed recorded in Deed Book 403, Page 457, Rutherford County Registry. Situate, lying and being in the Town of Spindale, North Carolina, on the South side of West Street and lying between Spindale Street and West Border Street and being a part of that tract of land described in Deed Book 120, at Page 52, Rutherford County Registry. BEGINNING at an iron pin in the center of West Street and lying in Stonecutter’s line, said iron pin being 133.3 feet from a point at the intersection of the center line of West Street and the West edge of the sidewalk on the West side of Spindale Street; thence with a new line South 23 deg. 25‘ West 115.0 feet to a concrete monument; thence with a new line parallel to West Street North 66 deg. 35’ West 292.2 feet to a concrete monument; thence with a new line North 23 deg. 25’ East 115.0 feet to an iron pin at center of West Street; thence with Stonecutter’s line and the center of West Street South 66 deg. 35‘ East 292.2 feet to the BEGINNING, containing .77 acres, more or less. The above property is known as 103, 105, 107 and 109 West Street, Spindale, NC, and is identified on the Rutherford County Tax Maps as Tax Map Number 13-1-2A DKomljenovic2.dcw (4) The property will be sold by the Acting Trustee to the highest bidder for CASH. The highest bidder will be required to make a CASH deposit with the Trustee at the time of the bid in an amount equal to Five percent (5%) of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty and no/100s dollars ($750.00) which ever shall be greater. The sale will be subject to upset bids for ten (10) days following the sale as required under N.C.G.S. § 45-21.27. Following the expiration of the upset bid period the remaining balance of the bid will be immediately due in cash. Any high bidder who shall fail to tender the balance due upon the bid upon demand following the expiration of the Upset Bid period shall be personally liable on such bid in accordance with the terms set forth in N.C.G.S. § 45-20.30. (5) All bidders bid for the property AS IS on the date of the sale, subject to any and all outstanding taxes, liens, assessments and other encumbrances which hold a superior priority position to the instrument foreclosed herein. The property being sold is all that property identified in the above referenced Deed of Trust, and specifically described in "Exhibit A." Absolutely no warranties are made as to the condition, value or title of the property sold. The highest bidder shall assume all risk of loss, deterioration and other casualty after the date of sale. All bidders are advised to retain independent counsel to examine the title for the subject property. The property may be withdrawn from sale at any time prior to delivery of a Deed to the highest bidder. (6) In the event that the Acting Trustee shall be unable to convey title to the property for any reason, or if the sale is successfully contested for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser shall be the return of any deposit paid (without any accrued interest). (7) IN the event that the property being sold hereunder is a residential real property with less than 15 rental units, an order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser 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 the rental agreement, the tenant is liable for the rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. ISSUED November 10, 2009. s/ Stephen C. Wilkie Stephen C. Wilkie, Acting Trustee 285 East Allen Street Hendersonville, NC 28792 (828) 273-9191


Man 20 needs job Strong, intelligent, dependable, honest. Call 828-447-0041

Help Wanted Chiropractic Assistant High energy, self motivated, team player needed for growing Chiropractic office. Must be wellness minded, organized with great attention to detail. Experience with med office/ front desk/ ins. a must. Fax resume to 828-245-0422 or mail to 152 West Main, Forest City, NC 28043 or email ccp2@ Please incl. prof. references!

DRIVERS NEEDED PTI is seeking local drivers for 7-passenger mini-vans in Bostic. Drug screen, driving record and criminal background check req. 1-800-471-2440 Reference #27

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2BR/1BA in Sandy Mush & Dobbinsville areas. No pets. Ref’s. req. Call 429-6691


2BR & 3BR Stove, refrig., cable, lawn service & trash incld. $260-$350/mo. + dep. No cats! Long term only! Call 453-0078

or 429-8822 2BR Stove, refrig., partly furnished, quiet & clean in Forest City. $290/mo. 657-6282 Single wide Shiloh: 2BR/2BA No Pets! $425/mo. + $300 dep. 245-5703 or 286-8665 Nice 2BR/2 full BA on priv. lot on Hudlow Rd. A/c, d/w, utility bldgs., porches. 704-481-8200 2 Bedroom Nice, clean, quiet place to live! $200/mo. + dep. Call 828-657-5974 2BR/2BA in nice area Stove, refrig. No Pets! $380/mo. + deposit Call 287-7043

Auction AUCTION SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 9:00am, Red Oak, VA. 4.3 Acres, Home with 40’x60’ Shop, Commercial Woodworking Equipment & Tools, Personal Property, Vehicles, Backhoe, etc. Carwile Auctions,

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Mountain Creek Baptist Church in Gilkey, NC is searching for a part time Youth Pastor. Send resume to: 710 Mountain Creek Rd., Rutherfordton, NC 28139 by 01/15/2010.

Wanted 29 Serious People. Put your computer to work!! $$$ paid daily pt/ft WHITE OAK MANOR, TRYON currently has openings for: Medication Technician Must have C.N.A. I & Medication Tech. Certification working in assisted living. We are looking for compassionate, dependable applicants who are dedicated in working w/the elderly. Apply at 70 Oak St., Tryon, NC 28782 or fax resume to: 828-859-2073 EOE MasterCorp Inc. is now hiring housekeepers in the Lake Lure area for weekend help only. We offer excellent wages, training, and weekly pay. Call 828-551-5463 to make an appointment. NO Walk ins!!

For Sale Hover Round Chair Used twice, needs battery! $500 obo Call 248-1023 before 9pm Merry tiller bought new in spring paid $850. Bargain at $425. Call 704-689-0045

ROSEDALE PHASE I APARTMENTS 121 Holly Lane Forest City, NC 28043 Family Households

1 BEDROOM APARTMENTS Units for Persons with Disabilities Available

Want To Buy Want to buy queen bedroom suite, dark wood. Good cond.! Call 286-3617

WILL BUY YOUR JUNK Cars & Trucks Pick up at your convenience!

Call 223-0277 Autos 1998 Cadillac Deville white w/red leather int., new tiger paws tires, 98,000 mi., no dents or scratches. $3,200 Call 828-245-0640 03 Honda Accord EX Exc. cond.! Heated ps, dual air, leather $6,500 287-7758 after 4pm Buying JUNK CARS at reasonable rates! Will pay the best that can be paid based on current junk price. Call 828-447-4944

Motorcycles 94 Honda Goldwing 45,000 mi. Good cond. Garage kept, has cover $6,700 Call 286-3083

Pets CHOCOLATE LAB PUPPIES FOR SALE Ready December 18th! Call 429-6412

Lost M German Shepherd/ chow mix Brown/black, long hair, has collar. Lost 11/12 FC/Caroleen area. Call 429-5103 Female Black Lab Mix Pink collar w/red leash attached. Lost near Rfdtn

Hospital 828-748-1351 or 828-674-6205

Found F Beagle mix Approx. 1 yr. old. Found 11/25 on Grays Creek Church Rd. in Rutherfordton. 248-3985 or 305-3508 Female Black dog Long hair, short nose & legs. Found 11/27 on Tanners Grove Rd. Call 704-860-4582

LOST OR FOUND A PET? Place an ad at no cost to you! Ad runs for one week! Call today to place your ad 245-6431

Yard Sales BIG Forest City 157 Hazelwood Dr. (off Butler Rd.) Saturday 7A-until Christmas, clothes, printer. Too much to mention! Christmas Open House Spindale 417 Thunder Rd. (Woodman of the World Building) Sat. 10A-3P Pampered Chef & Stampin’ Up Handmade crafts!

CHRISTMAS SALE FC: Crestview Church Fellowship Building Sat. 12/5/09 8A-until Christmas items - new & used, baked goods, sausage biscuits!

DON’T MISS THIS! FC: 389 Dogwood Ln. Fri. 2P & Sat. 7A-until Vera Bradley purses $10, Ashton Drake collectors dolls plus others, 6 man tentused twice, stuffed animals, decor pillows, linens, household, furniture & much more! All items like new! 247-4117 INDOOR 6 FAMILY Mt. Vernon Clubhouse (off Hudlow) Sat. 8A-3P Many new gifts - cheap, ornaments, household, afghans, jewelry, Avon, tree, books and toys! Indoor Estate Sale Ellenboro: 201 Short Rd. Sat. 7A-until 70 yrs of items!

INDOOR YARD/ CHRISTMAS SALE Boiling Springs 407 N. Main St. in shop bldg. (near Hamrick O’Shields, across from mexican restaurant) Sat. 7A-til Christmas arrangements/wreaths $35 & under, some custom built furniture, boys clothes 3T-4T .50 ea., household items, plum colored formal dress size 7/8 $20, lg. mirrors and more!

MOVING SALE Spindale: 412 Maryland St. Fri. & Sat. 7A-until Furniture, antiques, household items and much more! YARD SALE Puzzle Creek Auto Sales 675 West Main, FC Sat. 7A-til Christmas crafts, family clothing, furniture, household, toys, miscellaneous



NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the estate of NELLIE EARLENE HENSON of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said NELLIE EARLENE HENSON to present them to the undersigned on or before the 20th day of February 2010 or the same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment. This is the 20th day of November, 2009. Frances Juanita Henson, Executor 105 Turpin Trail Forest City, NC 28043

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the estate of PAUL JAMES of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said PAUL JAMES to present them to the undersigned on or before the 21st day of February, 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 21st day of November, 2009. Dennis Wayne James, Executor 627 Pheasant St. Lake Lure, NC 28746

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NOTICE OF SALE Pursuant to the provisions of G.S. 44A-40, various items of personal property contained in Self-Storage Unit(s): 123, 227, 502, will be sold at public auction at Palmetto Storage on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at exactly 10:00AM, 903 W. Main St., Forest City, NC 28043. Sale is being made to satisfy the Self Storage LIEN on said goods for storage charges due and unpaid. Due notice has been given. Management reserves the right to remove any unit from the sale list process prior to the commencement of the auction.

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Congress sees Pakistan key to Afghan campaign


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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s planned troop buildup in Afghanistan came in for more skepticism on Capitol Hill Thursday with lawmakers zeroing in on how the U.S. will deal with terrorist havens in neighboring Pakistan. “What happens in Pakistan ... will do more to determine the outcome in Afghanistan than any increase in troops or shift in strategy,” said Sen. John Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Obama has depicted the effort to defeat al-Qaida as the center of his war strategy, but his national address Tuesday contained little detail on how he planned to deal with the terror networks hiding in Pakistan territory. The U.S. has relied largely on drone-launched missile strikes inside Pakistan in recent months, and those CIA operations are classified. Opening a hearing on Afghan strategy, Kerry, D-Mass., said that it is the “presence of al-Qaida in Pakistan, its direct ties to and support from the Taliban in Afghanistan and the perils of an unstable, nucleararmed Pakistan that drive our mission,”

Sen. Richard Lugar, the committee’s ranking Republican, said the president and his administration “must justify their plan not only on the basis of how it will affect Afghanistan, but also on how it will impact our efforts to promote a much stronger alliance with Pakistan.” Lugar said “it is not clear how an expanded military effort in Afghanistan addresses the problem of Taliban and al-Qaida safe havens across the border in Pakistan.”

It was the second day of hearings into Obama’s plan to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan — the largest expansion of the war since it began eight years ago. As with a day of hearings Wednesday before other lawmakers, the committee was questioning Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen. Gates said the eventual size of the buildup could be larger because he had asked the president for flexibility in case military commanders in the field request additional support troops such as medics or troops trained to detect improvised explosive devices. Gates said he got approval for the 30,000 troop deployment to be expanded by as much as 3,000 if necessary. Mullen used his opening remarks to assure Kerry and Lugar that the administration’s strategy takes Pakistan into account. “A stable, supportive Afghanistan will make a big difference on how Pakistan sees its future,” he said. Both Gates and Mullen sought to underscore the threat that al-Qaida poses in Pakistan, which maintains its own arsenal of nuclear weapons. Gates said he considered the dangers to be greater than they were 18 months ago because al-Qaida has become “deeply involved” with Taliban forces operating inside Pakistan that are trying to destabilize the government there. Mullen said al-Qaida’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and interest in Pakistan is “extraordinarily dangerous.” Democrat Robert Menendez of New Jersey gave one of the most spirited arguments against the troop buildup. “I just don’t get the sense at this point in time that there

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates, right, accompanied by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Afghanistan.

is a comprehensive policy that says that I should vote for billions of dollars more to send our sons and daughters in harm’s way in a way that we will ultimately succeed in our national security,” Menendez said. One particular problem is Pakistan, he added. “They don’t seem to want a strategic relationship. They want the money. They want the equipment. But at the end of the day, they don’t want a relationship that costs them too much,” Menendez said. He referred to military and nonmilitary aid to Pakistan. Congress has approved spending $1.5 billion a year over five years mainly on economic and social programs there. Since 2001, the U.S. also has given the Pakistani army

billions of dollars so it will help in the counterterror war. The results have been mixed. While the army has taken on the Pakistani Taliban, it has failed to go after Afghan Taliban leaders who base their operations in the tribal areas in the border region. And anti-Western sentiment in Pakistan has grown. Many Western officials and analysts believe Pakistan is playing off both sides — accepting U.S. funds to crack down on Pakistani militants while tolerating the Afghan Taliban in the expectation that the radical Islamic movement will take power in Afghanistan once the Americans withdraw. In London on Thursday, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani sig-

naled his country’s cautious response to Obama’s new policy by declining to endorse the U.S.-led troop surge until his government has more information about the plan. Despite misgivings by U.S. lawmakers to various parts of Obama’s plan, members of Congress seem poised to back the president’s plan, which encountered only tepid criticism on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Critics conceded that Obama will have little trouble early next year getting Congress to provide an added $30 billion or $40 billion to carry it out. Clinton will take the administration’s case for escalating the war to NATO’s top council in Brussels on Friday.


Carriage Rides

Downtown Craft Event

Fridays, Dec. 4, 11, & 18 6:00 – 9:00 PM and 2:00 – 9:00 PM Saturdays Dec. 5, 12, & 19 Sat. - Dec.5, 12, & 19 2:00 – 9:00 PM 2:00PM – 9:00 PM Sundays, Dec. 6, 13, & 20 There is no charge to talk to 2:00 – 6:00 PM Last tickets sold between Santa. Photos available Located at 109 W. Main 8:00 – 8:30 PM for $3:00 donation Street Craft booths and Co-sponsored by demonstrations Sponsored by Liberty Christian Academy the Rotary Club The Santa House is located in the of Rutherford County Bring your pets for a photo with Kimbrell’s Parking Area. Santa at the Santa House. Sundays - Dec. 6, 13 & 20 2:00 – 6:00 PM Fri.- Dec. 4, 11, & 18

Saturdays - December 5, 12 & 19 6:00 – 9:00 PM Load at the Fountain Area $7 adults & $3 children under 12

Santa Paws

Hay Rides

Fridays - Dec. 4, 11, & 18 6:00 – 9:00 PM Load at the fountain Area Adults & Children - $2 each

Co-sponsored by the Community Pet Center. Donations of $5 for photos

FOR MORE INFORMATION Call 828/248-5200 Events Line - 828.247.4430


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