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lowed to work as a nurse in the labor and delivery suites, but persuaded hospital supervisors to spend weekends working as a nurse’s aide during deliveries so she could gain experience. During that time, she helped with two deliveries that happened so quickly that a doctor never made it to the room. Still, she said, it hardly prepared her for her latest granddaughter’s

MONROE “If it’s too good to be true, it usually is.” Investigations Lt. Cody Luke with the Union County Sheriff ’s Office said there’s a marked increase in scams sent through the mail and e-mail. Most target older residents, promising thousands of dollars one way or another. Luke said older adults are used to the times “when people were more trustworthy.” Many are on Medicare or Medicaid, living paycheck to paycheck, and “want to go ahead and get out of their financial crisis.” Monroe senior J.B. Mullis got a letter in November promising $47,500 from “a rich anonymous donor” if he sent the company — dubbed The Society for the Organisation of Fund Transfers — a check or credit card number. The four-page letter came from overseas and was littered with grammar errors and requests to act immediately. “Anytime you get something that’s too good to be true, don’t fall for it,” warned Sgt. Craig Bradshaw with the Monroe Police Department. Although

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Google executive runs for governor WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — Internet search giant Google is based in Silicon Valley, yet it runs its community affairs operation out of a former bread factory in an old New England railroad town. Matt Dunne, 40, the man in charge of Google’s efforts to burnish its image in the places where it has offices, keeps up with corporate headquarters through a broadband link from two video screens in the bakery’s former walk-in cooler. Dunne’s use of that technology — and the broadband Internet connection supporting it — is an example of what he touts as the key to Vermont’s economic future as he campaigns for the 2010 Democratic nomination for governor.

BIRTHDAYS Best wishes are extended to everyone who is celebrating a birthday today, especially Cameron Chambers, Carlton Chambers, Geraldine Hamilton, Russell Johnson, Victoria Hope Brigham, Ron Croft, Fran Crooke, Cameron Chambers, Carlton Chambers, Jimmy Brantley, Sharon McGill, and Jody McManus.

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Caroline, Christa, baby Corinne, Chase and Cordelia Rushing gather on a couch at the family’s home in Monroe. Corinne Rushing was born at her family’s home at 6:05 a.m. Friday, making her the first baby born in Union County in the new year.

After twins, Monroe mother opted out of hospital visit BY TIFFANY LANE

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MONROE News of Union County’s first baby has traditionally come from Carolinas Medical Center-Union, but on Friday, the word came from a proud grandmother who had delivered her newest grandchild — at home. Christa Rushing had Union County’s first baby of the year at 6:05 a.m. Friday; her mother delivered it at Rushing’s home in Monroe.

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“I actually don’t feel like I had a baby today,” she said Friday morning. “I feel really good.” Corinne Brooklyn Rushing was born just hours after her scheduled due date on New Year’s Eve at 5 pounds 14 ounces and 19.5 inches long.

Christa Rushing, 23, and her husband, Chase, planned for another home-birth mother to deliver their daughter, but “it happened too quickly” and the plan flopped, Christa Rushing said. Her mother, Darlinda Morris, arrived just half an hour before the baby was born. Morris, a retired nurse, worked at Carolinas Medical Center-Union for more than 10 years. As a licensed practical nurse, she was not al-

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Vocal soloist, Alyse Player, 12, of Rockingham, made her debut performance at the 23rd Union County Gospel Sing Thursday night. Earleen Hicks, of Concord, has spent her New Year’s Eves in Wingate, working as misterss of ceremonies since the first event. She also performs with the group Vocal Ease, which was joined by the Eastern Sonrise Quartet, The Cockman Family, from Sherrill’s Ford, and Unionville’s Deeper Shade of Blue.

CHICAGO (AP) — With all the screening technology at U.S. airports, the last line of defense is still the human hand: the patdown search. But aviation experts say the pat-down is often ineffective, in part because of government rules covering where screeners can put their hands and how frequently they can frisk passengers. As a result, even if the man accused of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound U.S. jetliner on Christmas Day got an airport pat-down, it probably wouldn’t have found the explosives authorities say were hidden in his crotch. “To have people hold up their arms and just pat them — like I’m really going to carry a bomb there,” said industry analyst Michael Boyd, arguing that pat-downs are

often of little value. “You know where you’re going to put it, and no one’s going to go there.” One woman who filed a formal complaint after she was patted down before a flight in 2004 said such searches don’t make anyone safer. “The pat-down searches represent a needle-in-ahaystack approach and I still believe they wouldn’t stop anything from happening,” said Lisa Lynch, 49, of Edmonds, Wash. And, she said, “to see elderly women in wheelchairs patted down ... it is heartbreaking. It is just so invasive.” Lynch, who flies regularly and just returned home from a trip on Friday, said she has not been patted down since the day it happened as she was

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Alonzo Bell

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MONROE Alonzo Bell, 63, of Monroe, died Friday (Jan. 1, 2010) at Hospice House in Monroe. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Monroe.

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Patricia “Pat” Littleton Hall

MONROE Patricia “Pat” Littleton Hall, 69, died Wednesday (Dec. 30, 2009) at her home. Funeral arrangements will be announced by McEwan Funeral and Cremation Service in Monroe.

Norman Feldman

MONROE Norman Feldman, 69, died Thursday (Dec. 31, 2009) at his home. Graveside service will be Jan. 3, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Hebrew Cemetery in Charlotte. Heritage Funeral HomeWeddington Chapel is serving the family.

Almetter Alexander

MONROE Almetter Alexander died Friday (Jan. 1, 2010) at Carolinas Medical Center-Union. Grier Funeral Service in Monroe is in charge.

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MONROE Donald Mack Byrum, 74, died Thursday, December 31, 2009. Don was born in Union County, NC, July 25, 1935, son of the late Torrence William and Bleeka Elizabeth Helms Byrum. Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 3, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. in Trinity Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Lakeland Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Saturday, January 2, 2010, from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. at Gordon Funeral Service, 1904 Lancaster Ave., Monroe, NC 28112. Don is survived by his wife Becky Medlin Byrum; sons Ray Byrum and wife Judy of Peachland, NC and Michael Byrum and wife Sharon of Monroe; daughter Debbie Hamilton and husband James of Monroe; brother Kenneth Byrum and wife Carol of Indian Trail, NC; grandchildren Tammy Sellars, Tonya Helms, Colby Hamilton, Christopher Byrum, Joseph Byrum, Tiffany Price, David Howard and Ellen Howard; 12 greatgrandchildren. Memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, Building Fund, 2613 Concord Hwy., Monroe, NC 28110. Online condolences may be made at www.gordonfuneralservice.com. Gordon Funeral Service is caring for the Byrum family. PAID OBITUARY

Black golf pioneer Powell dies CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Bill Powell, the first African American to build, own and operate a golf course, died Thursday. He was 93. The PGA of America said Powell died at Aultman Hospital in Canton following complications from a stroke. “Bill Powell will forever be one of golf ’s most unforgettable American heroes,” PGA of America president Jim Remy said. “Bill made us appreciate the game and each other that much more by his gentle, yet firm example. “My father made a mark,” said daughter Renee Powell, the second black player to compete on the LPGA Tour. “And, I believe that God wanted people to know the mark that he made on this nation.” The grandson of Alabama slaves, Powell created Clearview Golf Club after returning home from World War II, when he earned the rank of Technical Sergeant. In August, Powell received the PGA Distinguished Service Award, the PGA’s highest annual honor.

MONROE Less than five hours after one Monroe family rang in the New Year with a baby girl, Carolinas Medical CenterUnion welcomed its first baby of the year: William Jaton Watson Jr. He is the first child for his dad, William Jaton Watson Sr., and the fourth for his mom, Brandy Carlton. Grandmothers, an aunt and a couple of Carlton’s best friends crowded the hospital room shortly after Carlton’s Caesarean section, snapping pictures and waiting for a turn to hold the newborn before he woke up. “I want to hold him before he starts crying,” one visitor said. A nurse changed the baby’s white hat, featuring a silky blue bow, for an all-blue one that pleased his dad. “I don’t know what was up with the bow,” he said, laughing. A nurse noted drily that not many dads like their sons in bows. Most New Year’s babies are born a couple of hours past midnight, hospital staff said, but this year’s infant wasn’t delivered until 10:33 a.m. Carlton said she was

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Brandy Carlton and William Watson Sr. welcomed their son, William Watson Jr., at Carolinas Medical Center-Union on Friday morning. shopping for slippers at Walmart at 2 a.m. Friday, knowing she would have to be at the hospital early for the Caesarean section. Her friend Syndi Jones of Charlotte was at the hospital at 7:30 a.m., half an hour before it was scheduled. There was a brief delay, but Carlton still ended up holding her new baby ahead of other

expectant mothers in the maternity ward. Natasha Adams-Denny delivered Watson Jr., nicknamed “Dub Dub,” weighing 6 pounds, 4 ounces. He was 21 inches long. Carlton said it was Watson’s idea to share his name with his son, first, middle and last. Watson helps restore historic buildings around Gastonia and helped decorate

the baby’s room in plaid. Watching his son stretch out in his mother’s arms, Watson said he’ll probably be a relaxed baby. Carlton said her other children — Richard Carlton, 14, Amanda Carlton, 12, and Caroline Carlton, 10, are excited about the addition, especially Caroline, who constantly rubbed her mother’s belly. Hearing that the first New Year’s baby was born at home, Carlton said that mom — Christa Rushing, of Monroe — has a lot of courage. “There’s a lot of things I wanna do at home, but having my baby’s not one of them,” she said. As is CMC-Union tradition, the New Year’s mom received a car seat and large gift basket containing a blanket, hat, toys and other goodies for her and her son. She was also given an embroidered spa robe to kick off the hospital’s Pampered Moms Club. Expectant moms who sign up for the club get monthly e-newsletters, free prenatal classes, access to a personal pregnancy coach and other perks before and after delivery, regardless of where they deliver.

COMING EVENTS (Editor’s note: To list the event of your nonprofit civic, social or governmental organization, call 704261-2252.)

Monday

•  EXERCISE CLASS, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center. Open to ages 55 and up. For details, call 704-2824657. • SENIOR FITNESS CLASS, 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Bazemore Center, Winchester Avenue, Monroe. Free to all senior citizens. Details, 704-282-4654. • BABY TIME, 10:30 a.m., Union West Library. Details, 704-821-7475. •  TODDLER TIME, 11:15 a.m., Union West Regional Library, for children ages 12 months to 36 months. • BABY TIME, 11:30 a.m., Waxhaw Library. Details, 704-843-3131. •  MONROE-UNION COUNTY SENIOR CITIZENS ORGANIZATION, 3 p.m., Winchester Center. For details, call Christine R. Belton, 704283-1615. • TURNING POINT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GROUP, 4 p.m. at the shelter. Details, 704-2837233. • CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Outpatient Treatment Pavilion auditorium, CMC-Union. Details, Kara Finch, 704-2833381, 704-320-6570, kara. finch@carolinashealthcare.org. •  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Low Bottom group, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., old Belk building, 200 Stewart St., Monroe. Details, 704-332-4387; 704377-0244. •  INDIAN TRAIL TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), private weigh-in, 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m; meeting 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Indian Trail United Methodist Church, 113 Indian Trail Road. First visit free. Details, 704843-9365. • ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Sunset group, 6 p.m., 1010 McManus St., Monroe. Details, 704-219-6245. • TOPS (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY), 6:30 p.m. weigh-in, 7 p.m. meeting, Bonds Grove United Methodist Church, Waxhaw. Details,

704-843-2735. • SUN VALLEY HIGH BOOSTER CLUB, board members 6:30 p.m., general public 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria.. • TOPS (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY), 6:30 p.m. weigh-in, 7 p.m. meeting, First Baptist Church, 109 Morrow Ave. Details, 704-233-1610. • COMMUNITY CAREER CONNECTIONS, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Lee Park Baptist Church. Call 704-289-4674. • WOODMEN OF THE WORLD LODGE 1339, 7 p.m., Indian Trail Civic Building. Call 704-2251245 for details. • UNION COUNTY AREA BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT NETWORK, 7 p.m., Cancer Center conference room #7. Parking available in front. For details, 704-8432033 or 355-4354. • UNION CHORALE, 7 p.m., Stallings United Methodist Church, 1115 Stallings Road. Details, Sandy McReynolds, 704238-1555. • PROVIDENCE VFD, 7:30 p.m., Station 5025, Hemby Road, Weddington. For details, call the station, 704-846-1111. •  BINGO, 7:45 p.m. regular program, AmVet Post No. 851, U.S. 601 South. • ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, 8 p.m. at The Friendship Home, 2111 Stafford Street Extension., call 704-2894144. • NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friendship Missionary Baptist Church administrative building, 501 Burke St. Details, 704-8214256, 704-763-0784.

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• MONROE INVESTORS, 8:30 a.m., Brown Derby, Skyway Drive, Monroe. Details, Elsie Smoluk, 704-363-8815. •  TODDLER TIME, 10 a.m., Union West Regional Library, for children ages 12 months to 36 months. • TODDLER TIME, 10 a.m., Monroe Library, 316 E. Windsor St., for children ages 12 months to 36 months. For details, call 704-283-8184. •  TODDLER TIME, 10 a.m., 11 a.m., Waxhaw

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Library, for children ages 12 months to 36 months. •  BASIC SPANISH, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., must be member of Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center and age 55 or over. Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center, 327 S. Hayne St. Details, 704-282-4657. •  STORY TIME, 10:30 a.m., Monroe Library, 316 E. Windsor St., for children ages 3 to 5. For details, call 704-283-8184. •  MARSHVILLE ROTARY CLUB, noon, Pier Restaurant, Marshville. For details, call Johnny Pigg, 704-624-2602. •  MONROE ROTARY CLUB, noon to 1 p.m., Rolling Hills Country Club. Details, 704-2834645. • HOMEWORK HELP NIGHT, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monroe Library. For grades one through eight. Details, Kim, 704283-8184, ext. 238. •  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Low Bottom group, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., old Belk building, 200 Stewart St., Monroe. Details, 704-332-4387; 704377-0244. • TOPS NO. 373 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 6 p.m. weigh-in, 6:30 p.m. meeting, 805 South Bragg Street, Monroe. For details, call 704-282-0073. • UNION COUNTY I N T E R D E N O M I NA TIONAL MINISTERIAL ALLIANCE, 6 p.m. Call 704-283-6342. • ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Sunset group, 6 p.m., 1010 McManus St., Monroe. Details, 704-219-6245. •  BENTON HEIGHTS LIONS CLUB OF MONROE, 7 p.m., Brown Derby Restaurant on Skyway Drive. For details, call 704-283-6502 or 704-2251026. • BOY SCOUT TROOP 1, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian, 302 E. Windsor St. For details, call Gale Brown at 704-764-7589. •  PARKWOOD HIGH SCHOOL BAND-AID, 7 p.m., PHS band room. For details, call 704-764-2910. • NEWCOMERS AND FRIENDS CLUB OF UNION COUNTY, 7 p.m. For location and more details, call 704-764-7610. •  OVERCOMERS OUTREACH, 7 p.m., Waxhaw Bible Church. For details, call 704-7643960. • ELVIS PRESLEY FAN CLUB OF THE CAROLINAS, 7 p.m., Indian Trail VFW. New members welcome. • BINGO, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., American Legion Post 208, Highway 75 East, Waxhaw. Jackpot, $500. Smoke free.

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CERS ASSOCIATION, 7:30 a.m. Palace Restaurant. •  MONROE-UNION BREAKFAST ROTARY, 7:30 a.m., Golden Corral. For details, call 704-5073956. •  EXERCISE CLASS, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center. Open to ages 55 and up. For details, call 704-2824657. •  TODDLER TIME, 9:30 a.m., Marshville Library, for children ages 12 months to 36 months. •  STORY TIME, 10 a.m., 11 a.m., Waxhaw Library, for ages 3 to 5. For details, call 704-843-3131. • COA UNION SENIORS PROGRAM, 10 a.m., Walkersville Presbyterian Church. Bring a covered dish. •  STORY TIME, 10 a.m., Marshville Library, for ages 3 to 5. For details, call 704-624-2828. • SENIOR FITNESS CLASS, 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Bazemore Center, Winchester Avenue, Monroe. Free to all senior citizens. Details, 704-282-4654. • TODDLER TIME, 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., Union West Regional Library. For ages 18 to 36 months. • BABY TIME, 11 a.m., Monroe Library. Details, 704-283-8184. •  STORY TIME, 11:30 a.m., Union West Regional Library, for children ages 3 to 5. •  MONROE BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL, 1 p.m., Rolling Hills Country Club. For details, call 704-2892543. • TURNING POINT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GROUP, 4 p.m. at the shelter. Details, 704-2837233. •  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Low Bottom group, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., old Belk building, 200 Stewart St., Monroe. Details, 704-332-4387; 704377-0244. • ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Sunset group, 6 p.m., 1010 McManus St., Monroe. Details, 704-219-6245. • CLASSIC CRUISERS, 7 p.m., Poplin Place shopping center, West Roosevelt Boulevard, Monroe. For information, contact Jim Collura at 704-289-6208 or classiccruisers@hotmail.com. •  BINGO, 7:30 p.m., Vietnam Veterans Association Post No. 14, 620 Roosevelt Blvd., $2,500 program. Doors open at 5 p.m. For details, call 704283-6165. • NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friendship Missionary Baptist Church administrative building, 501 Burke St. Details, 704-8214256, 704-763-0784.


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Relying on GPS, travelers stranded PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In a holiday hurry, Jeramie Griffin piled his family into the car and asked his new GPS for the quickest way from his home in the Willamette Valley across the Cascade Range. It said he could shave 40 minutes off the time of the roundabout route he usually takes to his future in-laws’ place.

Time Warner, Fox reach TV deal LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Fox television network and Time Warner Cable on Friday announced an agreement in principle on a television programming deal that allows signals to continue for millions of cable subscribers. Fox had threatened to force Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks to drop the Fox broadcast signal from 14 of its TV stations and half a dozen of its cable channels as a contract expired at midnight Thursday. But signals were extended into Friday as talks continued, allowing more than 6 million cable subscribers in New York, Los Angeles, Orlando, Fla., and other markets to watch college football bowl games and other programming. The negotiations left football fans wondering whether they would have access to the Sugar Bowl matchup between Florida and Cincinnati.

Scams Continued from 1A fewer people are falling for these scams, Bradshaw said, anyone can be a victim — some convinced by letters or Internet sites that seem legit. Scammers often steal identities along the way. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service reports that identity fraud is the fastest-growing crime in America. Thousands of identities have been stolen through various communication outlets: telemarketers advertising phony investment opportunities, illicit work-at-home ads, foreign lottery scams, fraudulent Internet sites and fake checks. Bradshaw estimates around 30 credit card frauds — about one per day — in the past month just in Monroe. Credit and debit cards are often stolen from unlocked cars, he said. Another way to steal identities is to inform people that they won a sweepstakes, then ask them to pay money to claim it, Luke said. Stay-at-home moms, college students and retirees are popular targets for work-at-home scams, sometimes in the form of data entry, craft assembly or recruiting others to sell a product. Several scams ask participants to send money for start-up kits. Luke said to also beware of ones that ask participants to ship packages elsewhere. Some work-at-home scams give people packages and package labels, then tell them that they will get their money when the packages are received. Payment rarely comes. Luke encourages those interested in a work-athome offer to check business names with the Better Business Bureau to see if they are legitimate. The Sheriff ’s Office can sometimes find out where mail scams or other scams originated, but if it was outside of Union County, the office must forward it to federal authorities.

Following the directions, he and his fiancee headed east on Christmas Eve and into the mountains, turning off a state highway onto local roads and finally getting stuck in the snow. They had no cell phone service and ran short on formula for their 11-month-old daughter. After taking exploratory hikes, trying to dig out

and spending the night in their car, the distraught couple filmed a goodbye video. Like two other parties of holiday travelers who followed GPS directions smack into Oregon snowbanks, Griffin and family were eventually rescued. But their peril left law enforcement officers and travel advisers perplexed about drivers who occa-

sionally set aside common sense when their GPS systems suggest a shortcut. “Did everybody just get these for Christmas?” asked Klamath County Sheriff Tim Evinger, leader of one rescue effort. In Griffin’s case, in fact, the GPS device was a Christmas gift, from his parents. He used it for the first time to plan the trip to Central Oregon.

It’s one he’d made many times before, following a route travelers have found reliable since at least the days of the Oregon Trail. But, he said, a shortcut the GPS device suggested was attractive. In hindsight, he said, he should have double checked the route against a paper map — and packed extra formula for the baby. “We would be

Birth Continued from 1A birth. “It’s not that I felt competent at all, because two deliveries do not a doctor make,” she said. Was she nervous? “It was her decision, so I supported her,” Morris said. “It’s not the type of medicine I have practiced, but she’s my daughter.” The couple also has twin daughters, age 2 and a half. Chase Rushing said he is “a little overwhelmed” to have three daughters, but proud nonetheless. He thought the third child might be a Christmas baby since the other two were born two months premature. Cordelia and Caroline Rushing were born at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, Christa Rushing said, and “I didn’t like the experience I had.” Her mother said that experience was radically different than Friday’s. “Christa’s twins were born and they were two pounds when they were born,” Morris said. “They were at CMC-Main and then transferred to Presbyterian. She wasn’t allowed to see them initially, it was scary.” The twins stayed in the hospital for 42 days before they got home. “This

Resolution: Be a savvy consumer • Get all contracts in writing and be sure you read the fine print. Remember, the big print giveth and the small print taketh away. • Never wire money to someone you don’t know. • Never give personal information to anyone who calls or e-mails you, even if they say they are from your bank, the police, the FBI or IRS. • Be skeptical of hot deals, free offers, prizes and sweepstakes. Unless you have the winning Powerball ticket in your hand, you have not won a lottery. • Before you jump for joy when you receive an e-mail about inheriting millions, call the Better Business Bureau to check it out. • If you get a check in the mail that you are not expecting, be suspicious. Scammers send millions of fake checks out each year. Check with your bank or the BBB before you deposit it. For more information, please visit www.bbb.org or call the BBB at 1-877-3177236. — Better Business Bureau Report mail fraud to the Sheriff ’s Office at 704-2833789. To fill out a mail fraud complaint form online, visit postalinspectors.uspis.gov.

better prepared for the unknown,” he said. The AAA and the National Association for Search and Rescue say they don’t sense a surge in trips that go amiss because of blind reliance on GPS directions. “It’s usually about every other month,” said Christie Hyde of the national travel association AAA.

I think people are seeing more choices. And a hospital is for some people. People need epidurals and medications, or feel that they do, and there’s a choice for everyone.

— Darlinda Morris

Twins, Caroline, left and Cordelia, center, study the new addition, a little sister who appeared on the scene early Friday morning. Their mom, Christa, looks on in the background as their dad, Chase, holds holds Corinne. was about 42 seconds,” Morris said with a laugh. “... I think people are seeing more that they have choices. And a hospital is for some people. People need epidurals and medications, or feel that they do, and there’s a choice for everyone, and this just opens those choices up for them.” Determined to have a better experience, Rushing saw a South Carolina midwife for care before her home birth. “It was a whole lot

more calm, ... more relaxed,” Chase Rushing said, adding that his wife was brave to deny painkillers. “It was a different experience,” Morris said. “... We were able to have all the lights off. It wasn’t a ‘sterile’ environment. it was a very, very clean environment, but it wasn’t hospital sterile. We had some music. ... That was the biggest difference: It was extremely homey. The bonding was very different. The baby wasn’t

rushed away. The biggest things were taking it a little more slowly.” Christa Rushing said her daughters couldn’t wait for a new playmate. Cordelia Rushing was “grinning with pride” when she held the baby, and Caroline Rushing “was like, ‘Wait a minute, who are you?’” The baby will visit the doctor Monday when offices reopen after the holiday. All five Rushings have the same initials.

“We’re all CBR,” Christa Rushing said. “It just happened when we got married that our initials were the same,” and the pattern continued when the couple picked out “C” names for the twins. The Rushings are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints, and chose Corinne’s middle name for its religious significance. Brooklyn was the name of the ship that persecuted church pioneers sailed on from New York, through the Gulf of Mexico to California before settling in Utah. The newest Rushing also shares her birthday with her great-greatgrandfather, Brack Strawn, of Marshville. Strawn is slightly ahead at 90 years old.


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New rules for the tarmac Airline passengers for decades have been about as in control of their destiny as Oliver Twist in an orphanage. Rather than pleading hopelessly for more gruel, a plane full of people gridlocked on a runway could only raise their eyes to a flight attendant. “Please, ma’am, may we go back to the terminal?” The resounding “no” could mean a tortuous wait of five, six, seven or more hours with overflowing toilets, no food, no water and no air conditioning. Air travel on those occasions was like visiting a third world country without ever leaving the tarmac. So, a new stranded passenger policy announced by the U.S. Department of Transportation is cause for celebration everywhere. Airlines will be forced to set free passengers who have been on planes delayed for three hours. They’ll also have to provide food and water for passengers within two hours after a plane has been delayed. And they’ll have to keep the toilets working. Airline officials, predictably, have raised all kinds of warnings about more flight delays and inconveniences caused by the new regulations. But it’s hard to imagine a delay in a terminal being more arduous than one on an overstuffed plane. And tarmac strandings aren’t exactly rare. Between January and June of this year, more than 600 planes were stuck on landing fields for more than three hours. There are worse ways to spend an afternoon or evening, we suppose, but we don’t really want to explore that either. So merry Christmas from Uncle Sam. The new regulations won’t go into effect until April. But it’s nice to see someone looking out for the guy in the next seat for once — not to mention, ourselves. Rocky Mount Telegram

Resolution for Republicans Well, it is that time of year when most of us have unwrapped all of our gifts, eaten too much ham and pumpkin pie, and started to think about making a New Year’s Resolution. We’ve been spending time reflecting and pondering on what aspects of our lives, personal or professional, we would most like to improve. But today I have a recommended New Year’s Resolution for all of my fellow Conservatives across the country -- one that has nothing to do with losing weight, quitting smoking or reading more. Instead, it has everything to do with saving our country. I am resolving to work with party activists, candidates, elected officials, organizations, donors, and conservative voters across the country to find those issues and ties that bind us as Republicans rather than revert to the internal attacks that will set back our party, and our nation, for decades to come. I am resolving to move forward, and I hope I can count on each of you to join me! Next year is critical to our political efforts. The 2010 midterm election will give Republicans an opportunity to reconnect with voters across the nation and set the stage for an even stronger 2012 cycle. But before we get distracted by our future hopes for the White House, we have much work to do. With 36 governorships up for election

Michael Reagan Making Sense and the ever-important state legislative battles that will help shape the future political landscape through redistricting, our efforts are only just getting underway. That is why I am resolute in my conviction that we can no longer afford to wage the type of attacking and bitter intraparty battles that have weakened our ability to coalesce as a party in opposition to the wasteful and damaging policies coming out of Washington. That is not to say that we should not engage in spirited primaries in an attempt to put forth the best candidates for the general election. What it does mean is that once a Republican candidate is victorious in the primary, all Republicans should give them their full support. Moreover, this support must not stop after the ballot has been cast. The days of “not conservative enough” or “too conservative for me” should be erased from our political vocabulary once the primary process is complete. At that stage, we

must join together to help our candidates win elections and begin the critical job of stopping the flow of liberal policies coming out of Washington and numerous state capitals across the land. The challenges ahead are too great for us not to make this resolution together. For if we fail, I fear our nation will pay a hefty price -- hopefully not an irreversible one. So as we approach this new year and reflect upon 2009 and think of ways to improve our situations in 2010, I ask that my fellow Republicans join together to have a respectful debate during our upcoming primary process and then give their full support to our selected nominees even if there remain some philosophical differences. I know this is the approach my father personally took and I cannot think of a better beacon of light than his legacy to help us once again find our way. Have a safe and prosperous 2010! *** Mike Reagan, the elder son of the late President Ronald Reagan, is chairman and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation (www.reaganlegacyfoundation.org). Look for Mike’s books and other information at www.Reagan.com. E-mail comments to Reagan@ caglecartoons.com.

You Decide: Where will the jobs be? The biggest single issue in today’s economy is jobs – or specifically – the lack of jobs. And it’s easy to understand why. Nationally, 7 million jobs have been lost since the recession began, and here in North Carolina the count is 250,000. Unemployment rates are in double digits for both the nation and our state. Yet there is some good news. Although job losses are still occurring, the number has been getting smaller. Most economists now think the job market will turn around early in 2010, and job gains will become the norm. But once new jobs begin to appear, other important questions arise. What industries and occupations will create the new jobs, and what kind of training will be required? Fortunately we have some fresh answers to these questions. Every couple of years, the U.S. Department of Labor does a detailed analysis of job trends and gives projections for the next decade. Their latest report is hot off the press.

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The forecasts show the national economy adding 15 million jobs over the next decade, roughly an 11 percent increase. North Carolina’s share would be 400,000, although if North Carolina grows faster than the nation – as I expect it will – the number of new jobs in the state would be somewhat higher. Labor Department economists think the leading industries in job growth will be construction, professional and business services, education and health care. Also adding jobs but at a slower than average rate will be wholesale and retail trade, transportation, information, financial services,

entertainment and leisure activities and government. Manufacturing and utilities will cut jobs. Of course, manufacturing is still an important industry in North Carolina. So what does the report say about leading North Carolina manufacturers? For three of our traditional manufacturing industries – tobacco, textiles and apparel – the outlook isn’t good. Jobs will decline by 25 percent in tobacco, 40 percent in textiles and 50 percent in apparel. However, for the other North Carolina mainstay – furniture – employment is expected to increase modestly by 6 percent. This is in part because furniture production is forecast to jump by 50 percent over the course of the next decade. The job outlook is mixed for North Carolina’s newer manufacturing industries. Jobs are projected to increase in pharmaceuticals and technology, hold steady in food processing but drop in motor vehicle parts. This despite the fact that production is expected to rise in all

four industries. The way a firm can increase production while reducing or keeping steady the number of jobs is to increase the /productivity/ (output per hour) of the workforce. Companies are able to do this by matching workers with modern machinery and technology – something that has been a longterm trend in manufacturing. Now, what about the outlook for jobs in terms of occupations; that is, what will workers actually be doing? The Labor Department expects a continuing shift away from occupations requiring brawn and muscles to occupations utilizing brains and reasoning. The fastest job growth will be in managerial, professional, service and construction occupations. Slower growth is expected for sales, administrative support, installation, maintenance, repair and transportation occupations. Job losses are forecast in farming and production occupations. This means more jobs will require some kind of formal schooling beyond high school.

Indeed, the future job market will roughly be divided into thirds. One-third of the new jobs will require a community college or university degree. Another third won’t need a formal college diploma but will necessitate the worker undertaking extensive on-the-job training. The final third will use inexperienced workers and provide them only short-term on-the-job training. Of course, these jobs will pay the least. Let me end with some specifics. The top 10 job positions generating the most openings in the next 10 years are expected to be registered nurses, home health aides, customer service reps, restaurant workers, retail salespersons, office clerks, accountants, nursing aides, college professors and construction workers. The full list can be found at http://www. bls.gov/opub/mlr/2009/11/art5full.pdf. Good news or bad news – I’ll let you decide! But knowing what to expect in the job market will give job seekers an advantage in securing employment.


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Dad takes tickling too far by refusing to call it quits DEAR ABBY: My husband, “Dave,” likes to tickle our two boys, ages 7 and 8. He goes too far sometimes and they beg him to stop, but he won’t. I have talked about it with my sons and even came up with a phrase -- “No more!” -- when they want him to quit. I have also tried to make it clear to Dave that he needs to stop when they say it. The problem is, he continues even after they say it. When I try to stop him, he says he’s just “playing with my boys” and that I’m interfering. Or, if they say stop, he gets irritated and calls them “sissies.” I know his tickling is hurtful because he has done it to me and left bruises. What can I do to make him stop this behavior? -- NOT TICKLED, NOBLESVILLE, IND. DEAR NOT TICKLED: I’m not tickled, either, be-

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cause tickling can be a form of abuse when it’s taken too far. And when someone says, “Stop!” regardless of the reason, the person should lay off. Your husband’s behavior is sadistic. If he bruised you, one look at the mark he left should have been a clue to him that he went too far. I hope you realize that the man you’re describing is a bully. The boys are not “sissies.” They are simply outweighed. Your husband should find a contact sport, channel his aggression elsewhere, and pick

on someone his own size. *** DEAR ABBY: I am in a touchy situation. I am recently divorced and my 7-year-old daughter idolizes and deeply misses her father. My ex is in prison serving time for molesting my older daughter, who was his stepchild. Obviously, my younger girl, “Karen,” has no clue why her father is in prison. She still thinks that when he gets out, he’ll be part of her life. She’s too young to hear the truth, but how else can I explain why Daddy will never be part of her life again? I don’t want her to resent me for keeping her from her father, but I’m afraid that’s exactly what will happen. Abby, please help me. I’m torn about keeping Karen happy, but also keeping her safe. -- TORN IN TEXAS DEAR TORN: I know you

Horoscopes Jan. 2, 2010

Dennis the Menace

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- If you sense changes can be made to alter a situation that has been producing negative influences, go for it. Success awaits -- so don’t procrastinate. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- This is one of those days where moderation is the key to success, so play everything down the middle as much as possible. Hold back from being too aggressive, but don’t be too passive, either. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -Lounging around the television might have its appeal, but if you are totally unproductive, you’ll

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In the year ahead, the type of people to whom you’re likely to be attracted are those who are quite progressive and in tune with the times. You won’t be interested in doing the same old things over and over again. You need to grow.

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clothing? Should I just tell the person that the label is showing? Or should I ignore it? I have always appreciated knowing when this has happened to me. What’s the correct way of handling this? -- OBSERVANT IN LAS CRUCES, N.M. DEAR OBSERVANT: To walk up to someone you don’t know well and touch him (or her) is extremely presumptuous. If you see that someone needs a clothing adjustment, take the person aside, quietly explain what you have noticed and let the person fix it himor herself. P.S. It is OK to OFFER assistance -- which may or may not be gratefully accepted. *** Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips.

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job is too big or too tough. Actually, you’ll welcome the chance to show off your abilities when another comes to you to manage something that has been too much for him or her to handle.

also feel guilty about wasting precious time. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -Although you might not deliberately try to make a statement, you’ll still be a standout among peers. Your dramatic flair will impel others to focus their attention on you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Extreme satisfaction is guaranteed when you are motivated to do a good job for those who mean the most to you. Don’t doubt whether they want the help or not -- they’ll love it. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Owing to your persuasive appeal, others won’t be able to resist agreeing with your views and opinions. Now is the time to get a promise for the help you need from someone in particular. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Remember the pump must always be primed to flow properly. If you want your financial affairs to do well in the times ahead, be prepared to give a little up front at first. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- No

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want to protect Karen, but that may not be realistic. If your older daughter is living at home, there’s a possibility that she has told her little sister what happened. Karen IS old enough to understand the difference between acceptable touching and what is not. If she doesn’t already know, then for her safety you should have that talk with her. Your ex-husband will, I hope, be away for a very long time. When Karen brings him up, repeat that to her. She’ll be older and fully able to understand by the time her father is ready for release. And by then you will have told her all the facts. *** DEAR ABBY: When I see someone with a label sticking out of his or her shirt, blouse or whatever, is it proper to just walk up and stick the label back inside the person’s

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Greater gratification will be derived from being helpful to someone who needs aid, rather than only working on ways to advance your ambitions. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Associates could have a greater-than-usual influence on your attitude. Make sure that you’re involved only with positive thinkers who are going places. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -You won’t deliberately seek out competitive situations, but you won’t avoid them, either. However, should one develop, you’ll handle it admirably. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- By viewing the outcome of events positively, it strengthens your beliefs and the faith in your abilities to handle issues well. The clarity of your creative vision makes things happen.

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CHURCH BRIEFS Altan Presbyterian 108 W. Sandy Ridge Road, Monroe; www.altanpc.org Pastor: William Wiley Regular Sunday: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship

Corinth Baptist 3805 Corinth Church Road, Monroe Church phone: 704-289-2102 Pastor: Roy Helms Regular schedule: Sunday school 10 a.m., worship at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Church of Waxhaw 7700 Waxhaw Highway, Waxhaw; 704843-4774 Pastor: James C. Shelton Sunday: 10 a.m. worship, 11:15 a.m. Sunday School

Amazing Grace Evangelical Lutheran 416 W. North Main St., Waxhaw Pastor: Richard Carter Regular Sunday: 9 a.m., Sunday school; 10 a.m., worship; 7 p.m.

Cornerstone Community Church of the Nazarene 2707 Secrest Short Cut Road, Monroe; 704-289-6790 Pastor: Bob Humphrey Regular Sunday: 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; worship, 10:45 a.m.

First Presbyterian Church of Monroe 302 E. Windsor St., Monroe; 704-2892574; www.fpcmonroenc.org Pastor: John Wilkerson Sundays: 9 a.m., Sunday school, 10 a.m., worship; 4:30 p.m., youth club (grades 6 through 12). Mondays: 6 p.m., Cub Scouts. Tuesdays: 7 p.m., Boy Scouts. Wednesdays: 4:30 p.m., youth club (grades one through five).

Antioch Baptist 6223 Love Mill Road, Monroe; 704-7534977; www.antiochbaptistchurch.us Pastor: Mike Riley Dec. 13: 3 p.m., Christmas caroling. Dec. 20: 6 p.m., “Christmas — Times to Remember” program; refreshments. Regular schedule: Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m., Bible study, Kingdom Kids. Antioch Missionary Baptist 5909 Wolf Pond Road, Monroe; 704-841-7046 Pastor: Robert M. Parker Regular Sundays: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship Antioch United Methodist 3205 Antioch Church Road, Pastor: Betty Jeanne Day Regular Sunday: 9:30 a.m., worship, 9:30 a.m.; 10:30 a.m., Sunday school. Austin Grove Baptist 5919 Austin Grove Church Road, Marshville Pastor: Leon Whitley Regular Sunday: 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 10:45 a.m., 6 p.m., worship. Wednesdays: 6 p.m., Awanas; 6:45 p.m., worship. Benton’s Cross Roads Baptist 109 Lawyers Road East, Monroe; 704-753-1291 Regular Sundays: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays: 6:45 p.m., AWANA, Brothers & Sisters in Christ; 7 p.m., Kids Music & Creative Movement for ages 3 through eighth grade; adult prayer meeting. Benton Heights Baptist 1411 Helms St., Monroe; 704-283-2606 Pastor: M.A. “Sandy” Rogers Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship; 6 p.m., worship Wednesday: 6:30 p.m., Bible study. Benton Heights Presbyterian 2701 Concord Highway, Monroe; 704283-4912; www.bhpres.org; www.bhpcyouth.blogspot.com Pastor: Paul Saleeby Sundays: 8:45 a.m., contemporary service; 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., traditional worship. Wednesdays: Youth activities, men and women’s fellowship and Needler’s Group. Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9 a.m. to noon, mother’s morning out; ages 6 months to 4 years. Thursdays: 7 p.m., RESET service; live music, coffee bar; nursery provided Bethany Presbyterian 6713 Plyler Mill Road, Monroe; 704-764-3357 Pastor: Janet R. Tyson Regular Sundays: 10 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship. Bethel Baptist 2317 Landsford Road, Marshville Pastor: Randy Davis Regular Sunday: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship Bethel United Methodist 3207 Wesley-Stouts Road, Monroe Pastor: Betty Jeanne Day Sundays: Sunday school, 10 a.m.; traditional worship, 11 a.m. Bethlehem United Methodist 5300 Nesbit Road, Waxhaw Pastor: Howard Fleming Dec 20: 11 a.m. Christmas Cantata Regular Sundays: 8:30 a.m., contemporary service; 11 a.m., traditional service. Bethlehem Presbyterian 7608 Concord Hwy., Monroe; 704-7534223; www.bethlehemchurch.net Pastor: Ken Thomas Sunday: Sunday school, 10 a.m.; Contemporary Service, 8:45 a.m.; Traditional Worship, 11 a.m. Preschool: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, ages 3 to 5. Bonds Grove Methodist 8215 Bonds Grove Church Road, Waxhaw; 704-843-5231; www.gbgm-umc. org/bondsgrove/ Pastor: Randy Blanton Sundays: 9:15 a.m., Sunday school; 10:30 a.m., worship. Mondays: 6:30 p.m., TOPS Tuesdays: 6:30 p.m., disciple class. Calvary Baptist 2518 Lancaster Highway, Monroe Pastor: Eddie Price Regular Sunday: 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 10:30 a.m., worship and children’s worship for 3-5-year-olds. Wednesdays: 7 p.m., adult Bible study, infant/toddler nursery, children’s ministry and HisSpace for youth grades 6-8, and for grades 9-12. Central Baptist 4821 Waxhaw-Indian Trail Road; 704-821-6509 Pastor: Tim Helms Regular Sundays: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worhship; 6 p.m., evening worship. Wednesdays: 7:30 p.m., Bible study, youth group. Central United Methodist 801 S. Hayne St., Monroe; www.CentralUMCMonroe.org Pastor: J. Matthew Burton Jr. Sunday: 5 p.m., “Ceremony of Carols,” “Christmas Oratorio” Christmas concert, free, offerings accepted Sunday schedule: 8:45 a.m., chapel service; 8:50 a.m., contemporary; 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., traditional worship

Christ Bible Discipleship Center 1019 Unarco Road, Marshville Pastor: David Allen; 704-624-3453 Regular Sundays: Sunday school, 9 a.m., leadership class; 10 a.m., discipleship training; 11 a.m., prophetic deliverance service. Community Baptist 212 Garmon Road, Indian Trail Pastor: Henry Funderburk Sundays: 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., worship. Wednesday worship and children’s programs, 7 p.m.

Cornerstone Worship Center 206 W. Main St., Marshville Pastor: Michael J. Oney Regular Sunday: Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Covenant Baptist 2706 Secrest Short Cut Road, Monroe Pastor: Rile Baucom Regular Sunday schedule: Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship, 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m., worship. Covenant Community 13003 E. Independence Blvd., Stallings; 704-257-4519; www.changeatc3.org Pastor: John Lofton Sundays: 10 a.m., worship; Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Bible study East Campus, First Baptist of Indian Trail 6140 W. Marshville Blvd., Marshville; 704-624-1998 Ebenezer Baptist 1417 Unionville-Indian Trail Road, Indian Trail Pastor: Timothy Rogers Regular Sundays: 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 10:30 a.m., worship; 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., AWANA, discipleship classes. Wednesdays: 7 p.m., midweek prayer service; youth, children’s study. Emmanuel Baptist 3816 Morgan Mill Road, Monroe; 704289-5654; www.emmanuel-baptistchurch.org Pastor: Jack Hildreth Dec. 20: 6 p.m., “A Miracle on Main Street” Christmas program. Jan. 2: 6 p.m. Upward Mommy Game Jan. 8: Upward basketball begins Second and fourth Tuesdays: 7 p.m., GriefShare Ministry. Tuesday: 7 p.m., GriefShare meets Wednesdays: 6:45 p.m., Awana Club, ages 3 to eighth grade. Youth: Sunday at 6 p.m. and Wednesday at 7 p.m. www.n2jesusebc.org. Emmanuel Baptist 15601 Idlewild Road, Indian Trail Pastor: Leland Stephens Sundays: 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., worship. Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m., worship. Essence of the Cross Ministries 2310 Appian Lane, Monroe; 704-2919898, 704-698-0110 Pastor: W. Kaye McDonald Sundays: 11 a.m., worship Euto Baptist 6019 N.C. 205, New Salem; 704-3858117 Pastor: Dale Brooks Sundays: 8:30 a.m., coffee fellowship; 8:45 a.m., small groups; 10 a.m., worship. Wednesdays: 7 p.m. Children’s and youth ministries; 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Adult Bible study. Evangelistic Temple of Deliverance 6016 Waxhaw Hwy., Mineral Springs; 704-598-8203 Pastor: William McLain Today: 2 p.m., special service to honor pastor. Sundays: Sunday School 10 a.m.; worship 11 a.m.

Flint Ridge East Baptist Church 5720 Flint Ridge Church Road, Marshville; 704-624-5008 Pastor: Richard A. Graham Dec. 12: 6 p.m., “A Heralded Christmas Concert” Forest Hills Baptist Willis Long Road, Monroe Pastor: Neal Workman Sunday: Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesdays: 7 p.m. Youth meeting. Freedom Biker Church of Monroe Union Baptist Association building 1744 Williams Road, Monroe; 704-9994244 Pastor: Steve Starling Friendly Baptist 5418 Friendly Baptist Church Road, Indian Trail; 704-753-1652 Interim pastor: Dustin Knight Regular schedule: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship; 6:30 p.m., youth Wednesday: 7 p.m., Bible study. Friendship Missionary Baptist 501 Bazemore St., Monroe; 704-2831917 Pastor: L.W. Leake Gilboa Methodist 5515 Gilboa Road, Marshville Pastor: Tracy Carroll Regular schedule: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship God’s Temple of Zion Internation Fellowship 5017 Waxhaw-Marvin Road, Waxhaw Pastor: Victor D. Thompson Gospel Freewill Baptist 2901 Belk Mill Road, Wingate; 704-2188051 Pastor: Henry Braswell Regular Sundays: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship; 6 p.m., worship. Gospel Way Church 7310 Tirzah Church Road, Waxhaw Pastor: Ben Karecsky Grace Baptist 3411 Weddington Road, Monroe; 704289-4917 Pastor: Joe Haskett Regular schedule: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship, children’s church. Wednesday: 7:15 p.m., worship, youth groups. Grace United Methodist 3522 Secrest Short Cut Road, Monroe Pastor: Bill Englebreth Sundays: 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship Wednesday: 7 p.m., Bible study. Greater Blessed Hope Baptist 3607 Andrew Jackson Drive, Waxhaw, 704-843-2553 Pastor: Waymon Jordan Sr. Jan. 17: 4 p.m., church anniversary celebration

Fairfield Baptist N.C. 205, Olive Branch Road, Marshville; 704-624-5503 Pastor: Tommy Threatt Regular Sunday: Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesdays: 7 p.m. Bible time. Second and fourth Wednesday: 7 p.m. Children and youth.

Greater Grace Community Baptist 880 Hasty Road, Marshville; 704-2339484. Pastor: Rodney J. Evans Sr. Sunday: Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m. Wednesdays: 6 p.m., prayer service and Bible study.

Faith Community Independence 701 Howie Mine Road, Waxhaw; 704-843-2085 Pastor: Rickey Truesdale Regular Sunday: Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m.

Greater Grace World Outreach 5017 Waxhaw-Marvin Road, Waxhaw; 704-843-5418 Pastors: Charles Carter, Jacqueline Carter

Faith United Methodist 3708 Faith Church Road, Indian Trail Pastor: David Lawrence Phone: 704-882-6623 Regular Sundays: 8:30 a.m., praise and worship; 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., praise and worship. Mondays: 6:30 p.m., Cub Scouts Tuesdays: 6 p.m., Girl Scouts; 6:30 p.m., Boy Scouts.

Hamilton Cross Roads Baptist 6133 Old Goldmine Road, Marshville Pastor: Jeff Smith Regular Sunday schedule: Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Prayer, Children’s and youth groups, Divorce Care.

Faulks Baptist 2234 Faulks Church Road, Marshville Pastor: David Richardson Dec. 13: 6 p.m., Christmas cantata “Emmanuel,” refreshments following Regular Sunday: Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m.; Bible study, 6 p.m. Wednesday: 9:30 a.m., morning Bible study; children’s mission groups, 5:45 p.m. First Baptist Church of Indian Trail 732 Indian Trail-Fairview Road, Indian Trail; website, www.fbcit.org; 704-8821005 Pastor: Mike Whitson Sunday: 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., worship and Life groups. 6 p.m., evening worship. Tuesdays: 7 p.m. Singles meeting. Wednesdays: 7 p.m., Power Hour. Thursdays: 10 a.m., adult prayer meeting. First Baptist Church of Marshville 404 N. Elm St., Marshville; 704-6242710 Pastor: Alex Martin Regular Sundays: 10 a.m., Bible study; 11 a.m., worship. Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m., youth ministry activities. First Baptist Church of Monroe 109 Morrow Ave., Monroe; 704-2838534 Pastor: John Hewett Sundays: 9:30 a.m., Bible fellowship; 10:45 a.m., worship; college group Bible fellowship follows worship; 5 p.m., youth group; 6:30 p.m., supper. Wednesdays: 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., fellowship meal followed by prayer meeting, age-group activities. First Church of God 301 Morgan Mill Road, Monroe Pastor: Floyd Bowen Regular Sundays: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship. First Presbyterian

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Hopewell Baptist 420 Hopewell Church Road, Monroe 704-753-1084; www.whatasavior.com Pastors: Lee Pigg Sundays: 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., worship; Sunday school for 50 and older during second worship Wednesdays: 7 p.m., Discipleship groups for those younger than 50; Bible study Howie Baptist Howie Mine Church Road, Waxhaw Pastor: Donnie B. Crump Regular schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship. Wednesday: 7:30 p.m. Bible study. Iglesia Ministerio Internacional Jesucristo para las naciones 103-H Wilkes Drive, Monroe; 704-777-1207 Pastor: Ever Hernandez Indian Trail United Methodist 113 Indian Trail Road, Indian Trail Pastor: Jim Chrisawn Sundays: 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., worship; 10:10 a.m., Sunday school Indian Trail Presbyterian 200 Indian Trail Road South, Indian Trail; 704-821-8751 Pastor: James E. Johns Regular Sunday schedule: Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m. Lakeview Baptist 4602 Concord Highway, Monroe; www. lakeviewfamily.org; 704-283-0019 Pastor: Steve Jirgal Regular Sunday: Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m. Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m., Bible study Lanes Creek Baptist Church 118 Marshville Water Plant Road, Marshville Pastor: Ronnie Collins Dec. 13: 11 a.m., Adoration in concert. Langford Chapel CME 113 S. Johnson St., Monroe Pastor: Sandra H. Gripper Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist 520 Billy Howey Road, Waxhaw Pastor: Michael Flowers Living Word Worship Center 2691 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe Pastor: R.D. Vaught Sunday: 10:30 a.m., worship Wednesday: 7 p.m., worship Love Baptist 707 Deese Road, Monroe Pastor: Don Thompson Regular Sunday: 9 a.m., worship Regular Wednesday: 7 p.m., Bible study Macedonia Baptist 610 Macedonia Baptist Church Road, Monroe Pastor: Billy Belk Regular Sunday: 9:45 a.m., Sunday school assembly; 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m. worship. Wednesdays: 7 p.m. Adult prayer and Bible study, children’s programs

New Grace Baptist 6201 Indian Trail-Fairview Road, Hemby Bridge; 704-400-3258. Pastor: Roger Johnson

Mary Elizabeth Baptist 3703 Mary Elizabeth Church Road, Waxhaw Pastor: Curtis Laney Sundays: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship; 6 p.m., discipleship training Wednesdays: 7 p.m., prayer meeting, youth meeting, GAs & RAs Marvin AME Zion 1525 Crane Road, Waxhaw Pastor: Haven O. Anderson Master’s Family Church International 402 N. Sutherland Ave., Monroe Pastors: Charles and Emma Moore. Phone: 704-622-8881, 704-254-2868. Sundays: Noon, worship. Wednesdays: 7:30 p.m., prayer, worship Memorial United Methodist 1200 Miller St., Monroe; 704-283-6026 Pastor: Bill Englebreth Regular Sundays: 10 a.m., service; 11 a.m., Sunday school.

Mill Grove United Methodist 7311 Mill Grove Road, Indian Trail Pastor: Earl Bradshaw Regular Sunday: 8:30 a.m., worship; 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship. Wednesday: 7:30 p.m., youth group. Currently registering for preschool. Mineral Springs Church of Christ 6403 Waxhaw Highway, Mineral Springs; 704-243-3388; www.mineralspringschurchofchirst.org Mineral Springs United Methodist 5915 Old Waxhaw-Monroe Road, Mineral Springs; 704-843-5905 Pastor: Bruce Gwyn Monroe Christian Worship Center 1721 N. Charlotte Ave., Monroe Pastor: Billy Gowan Morningstar A.M.E. Zion 4604 Secrest Shortcut Road, Monroe Pastor: Jacqueline Roper. Regular Sundays: 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship Mount Calvary A.M.E. Zion 800 LaSalle St., Monroe; 704-289-6186 Pastor: David L. McLendon Mount Carmel United Methodist 1712 Carmel Road, Monroe; phone, 704289-6908 Pastor: Nicholas Rochester Dec. 31: 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., New Year’s Eve service 1st and 3rd Sundays: 6 p.m., contemporary service Regular Sundays: 9:45 a.m., Mrs. Eula’s Prayer Group, 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship Tuesdays: 7 p.m. Choir practice Wednesdays: 6 p.m., United Methodist Women’s dinner, 7 p.m., youth, junior

Pastor: Steve Phillippi Sundays: 8:45 a.m., contemporary service; 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., traditional service; 5 p.m., UMYF/UM Kids Red Level Baptist 1920 Rocky River Road, Monroe Pastor: Daniel M. Gatewood Sundays: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11:15 a.m., worship. Resurrection Christian 103-C Wilkes Drive Pastor: Zack F. Little Sr. Sunday: Church school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m. Roanoke Baptist 618 Roanoke Church Road Pastor: Kenny Pittman Saturday: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., youth church night at Concord Mills. More information, call Rocky Rushing at 704-506-0671. Sunday: 11 a.m., children’s hand bell performance Dec. 16: 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m., youth Christmas party at church, bring a $5 gag gift Dec. 20: 11 a.m., Cantata “The Love of God at Christmas”; 6 p.m. Children’s Christmas play, refreshments afterwards Regular Sunday: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship. Wednesday: 6:15 to 8 p.m. Youth Christmas party, bring a $5 gag gift Sandy Ridge Baptist 1106 Sandy Ridge Road, West, Monroe Pastor: Eddie Powers Regular Sunday: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship; children’s church except last Sunday in month; 6:30 p.m., evening worship, youth discipleship. Mondays: 7:30 p.m., Outreach, Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Awanas, 4 years to youth; 7 p.m., adult prayer and Bible study. Secrest Grove Baptist 4505 Weddington Road, Monroe; 704289-5725, 704-486-7032 Pastor: Jeff Whitecotton Regular Sunday: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m, worship; 6 p.m., youth. Wednesdays: 7 p.m., worship. Shiloh Advent Christian Church 3601 Sikes Mill Road, Unionville

New Hope Baptist 5928 New Salem Road, Marshville Pastor: Tommy Butler Dec. 20: 11 a.m., “The Christmas Offering” cantata; 6 p.m., children’s Christmas program; refreshments following. Regular Sundays: Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m. Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m., night services, Kid’s Club and youth; 7 p.m., adult Bible study

Shining Light Baptist 2541 Old Charlotte Highway Pastor: Tim Cruse Regular Sundays: 9:30 a.m., Bible study; worship, 10:45 a.m., 6 p.m.; prayer, 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays.

New Hope United Methodist 3221 Plyler Mill Road, Monroe; 704-3207607 Pastor: Ron Setzer Regular Sunday: Sunday school, 10 a.m.; 11 a.m., worship; 5 p.m., children’s choir.

Smyrna Methodist 5019 Medlin Road, Monroe; 704-764-7341 Pastor: Mike Capps Regular Sundays: 9:30 a.m., worship; 10:45 a.m., Sunday school.

New Living Word Discipleship and Worship Center 7720 South Rocky River Road, Monroe; 704-764-9348 Pastor: Merv T. Massey Sundays: 9 a.m., Sunday school; 10 a.m., worship

Mill Creek Baptist 5417 Morgan Mill Road, Monroe; 704283-8889; www.millcreekbaptistchurch. org Pastor: George Gouge Wednesday: 6:30 p.m., Wednesday night groups meet. Regular Sunday: 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship.

Hope 230 E. Union St., Marshville; 704-624-2447 Pastor: Michael Stone Sundays: 10:30 a.m., contemporary worship

New Beginnings Christian Ministry Rock Rest Community Center, White Store Road Pastor: Eddie S. Parsons Sr. Sundays: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship Wednesdays: 7:30 p.m., Bible study, A 52-lesson introduction to the 66 books of the Bible.

Marshville Methodist East Union Street, Marshville Pastor: Sherri Barnes Regular Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m.

Heath Memorial United Methodist 9908 Richardson-King Road, Waxhaw Pastor: Marilyn Wooten

Hillcrest Baptist 4316 Hillcrest Church Road, Monroe www.thehillcrestbaptistchurch.org Pastor: Gene Mullis Regular Sundays: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., 6 p.m., worship. Wednesdays: 7 p.m., adult prayer service, All Stars for Jesus

New Beginnings Baptist 1122 Marshville-Olive Branch Road, Marshville Pastor: Johnathan Ash Sundays: Sunday school, 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m.; evening worship, 5 p.m. Wednesdays: 7:30 p.m.

New Life Community Temple of Faith 3216 Griffith Road, Monroe; 704-2196166 Pastor: Sharon O’Leary

Midway United Methodist 3625 Stack Road, Monroe Pastor: Don Meadows Sundays: 11 a.m. Worship; Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.

Higher Praise Deliverance 1047-A Van Buren Ave., Indian Trail; 704904-4073 Pastor: Reginald O. Coffey Sundays: 4 p.m., worship.

Mount Zion Baptist 6907 Gus Eubanks Road, Monroe Pastor: John Lindsay Regular Sunday: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. worship. Wednesdays: 7:30 p.m. Prayer service and youth groups.

Marshville Presbyterian 501 N. Elm St., Marshville Pastor: Ed Henegar Regular schedule: Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m.

Harvest Chapel 5809 Highway 74, Indian Trail 704-882-4662, www.harvestchapelclt. org Pastor: Paul Durham

Hermon Baptist 9713 Lancaster Highway, Waxhaw; 704843-4924; contact@hermonbaptist.org; www.hermonbaptist.org Pastor: Donnie Gamble Regular Sunday: 8:30 a.m., worship; 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship; 6:30 p.m., worship, youth and children’s activities. Mondays: 6 p.m. Celebrate Weight Loss; 7 p.m., Celebrate Recovery. Wednesdays: 5:30 p.m., Family Night supper (advance reservations required); 7 p.m., Bible study and prayer; 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Awana.

Mount Pleasant Baptist 2524 Stack Road, Monroe Pastor: Shad Hicks Regular Sundays: 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship Wednesdays: 7 p.m., worship, Mission Friends, GAs, RAs, youth.

Maple Grove Baptist Maple Grove Church Road, Weddington Pastors: Terry Simpson Sundays: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., worship. Wednesdays: 7:30 p.m., worship

Midway Baptist 4615 Olive Branch Road, Wingate; 704233-5632; www.midbc.org. Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m.

Hemby Bridge Presbyterian 6010 Mill Grove Road, Indian Trail Pastor: Walt DeHart Sunday: 9:30 a.m., Sunday school, 10:30 a.m., fellowship brunch; 11 a.m., worship. Wednesday: 7 p.m., prayer service.

Mount Olive A.M.E. Zion 119 East Ave., Monroe Pastor: Michael McCray Sr. Regular Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship. Tuesdays: 6:30 p.m., Bible study

New Life Baptist 826 Willoughby Road, Monroe Pastor: Ricky Godwin Sundays: Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: Bible study and prayer meeting, 7 p.m.

Hartis Grove Baptist 4224 Blanchard Circle, Indian Trail Pastor: Joe Kirkpatrick Sunday: 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; worship, 10:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Hebron United Methodist 2820 New Town Road, Monroe Pastor: Sherry Frerichs; 704-906-1443 Regular Sundays: 9:30 a.m., worship; 10 a.m., Sunday school.

Mount Nebo Missionary Baptist 700 Miller Dr., Waxhaw; 704-243-0182 Pastor: J.D. Mills Sr. Jan. 10: 3 p.m., pastor appreciation service Regular Sunday: 9:05 a.m., Sunday school; 9:50 a.m., Baptist training union; 11 a.m., worship Wednesdays: 6 p.m., Bible study and prayer meeting

New Salem Baptist 2915 Goldmine Road, Monroe Pastor: Douglas Rumley Regular Sunday: 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Worship; 6 p.m. Team Kid Club for age 3-grade 5; youth fellowship. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Children’s, youth missions classes. New Town Road Community Church 7513 Broome’s Old Mill Road, Waxhaw; 704-843-3610 Pastor: William Chandler Regular Sundays: 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 10:30 a.m., worship Nicey Grove Missionary Baptist 318 Camden Road, Marshville Pastor: M.L. Kaufman Regular Sunday: 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. worship; 9 a.m., Christian education. Wednesdays: 10:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. Bible study. Nu Life End Time Word Ministries 1307 Highway 74 West, Wingate; 704320-1581 Pastors: Guillermo and Bridgette Yard Regular Sunday: 10:15 a.m., Sunday school; worship, 11:15 a.m. Oak Grove Baptist 4013 Newtown Road, Waxhaw Pastor: Richard Myers Sunday: Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m., prayer service. Oakland Baptist Church 600 E. Sunset Drive, Monroe Oasis Christian Teaching Center Hampton Inn, Monroe Pastor: Chris and Ilene Stover Regular Sundays: 11 a.m., worship. Olive Branch Missionary Baptist 9510 Monroe-Olive Branch Road, Marshville; www.obmbc.com Pastor: Tobias M. Wall Open Hands Christian Fellowship 3515 Hwy. 74 West Unit F, Monroe Pastor: James M. Kinyanjui Sundays: 10:30 a.m., non-denominational fellowship. Open Book Baptist Church 2850 Old Charlotte Highway, Monroe; 704-221-4938 Pastor: Mitchell Griffin Philadelphia Missionary Baptist 4109 Canal Road, Marshville Piney Grove East 1708 Ansonville Road, Marshville Pastor: C.C. Craig Jr. Piney Grove Missionary Baptist - West 6712 Sims Road, Waxhaw; 704-8433572 Pastor: Robert L. Sanders Pleasant Hill Baptist 7002 Pleasant Hill Church Road, Marshville Interim pastor: Ollis Revels Regular Sundays: Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m. Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Pleasant Plains Baptist Church 3316 Pleasant Plains Road, Matthews Pastor: Ron Riddley Sundays: Sunday School 9:15 a.m.; worship 10:30 a.m.; Awana Clubs 5:30 p.m.; evening worship 6 p.m. Prospect United Methodist 6020 Prospect Road, Monroe

Siler Presbyterian 6301 Weddington-Monroe Road, Wesley Chapel; 704-821-7445 Pastor: Bruce Powell

Southbrook Church Monroe campus 1410 Skyway Drive, Monroe Pastor: Geoffrey Janes Stallings United Methodist 1115 Stallings Road; 704-821-8820; www.sumc.com Pastor: Bart Milleson First and third Saturdays: 5:30 p.m., contemporary worship. Regular Sundays: 8:30 a.m., intimate service; 9:45 a.m., Sunday school for all ages; 10:55 a.m., formal worship; 4:30 p.m., Bible Zone, youth programs. Stephenson Presbyterian 4224 Rocky River Road North; www.stephensonpres.org; 704-882-2018 Pastor: Keith Morrison Regular Sundays: Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m. St. Luke’s Lutheran Church 909 Circle Drive, Monroe; 704-283-5244 Pastor: Kenneth W. Fink Regular Sundays: 8:15 a.m. and 10 a.m. worship Sutton Park Baptist McIntyre Street, Monroe Sundays: Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Bible Study and prayer time. Tabernacle House of Prayer Apostolic Ministries Old Highway 74, Wingate; 704-2076681 Pastor: Addie Robinson TheRiver Meets at New Salem Volunteer Fire Department Pastor: Jimmy Brown 704-753-1929 E-mail: riversplash@alltel.net Sunday: Interdenominational church meets at 10 a.m. Very casual dress, casual atmosphere. Tirzah Presbyterian 7507 Tirzah Church Road, Waxhaw; 704843-2893; www.tirzahchurch.org. Pastor: Jill Duffield Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship at 11 a.m. Trinity Baptist 2613 Concord Hwy., Monroe; 704-2922613; www.trinitymonroe.org Pastor: Ted Wright Turner Presbyterian 4802 Lancaster Hwy., Monroe Pastor: Roy Scarbrough Sundays: 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., prayer time; 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship. Union Baptist 4312 Old Pageland-Monroe Road, Monroe; 704-764-7289 Pastor: Joseph Hickson Sunday: 6 p.m., Reggie Saddler and Family Dec. 13: 7 p.m., “One Holy Night” Christmas cantata Regular Sunday: 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship Regular Wednesday: 7 p.m., adult Bible study. Union Chapel Missionary Baptist 621 E. Lawyers Road, Monroe; 704-7531481 Pastor: J.W. Threatt Union Grove Primitive Baptist 3619 Morgan Mill Road, Monroe Pastor: Newell Helms Union Grove United Methodist 8708 Indian Trail-Fairview Road, Indian Trail; 704-753-4966 Pastor: Robert Sturge Union United Methodist 6315 New Town Road, Waxhaw; 704843-1603 Pastor: Kim Higgins Sundays: 8:45 a.m., contemporary worship; 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., blended service; 5 p.m., youth Tuesdays: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., senior chair yoga. Union Springs A.M.E. Zion 4003 Morgan Mill Road, Unionville Pastor: Michael Baker Sundays: 8 a.m., Sunday school; 9:15 a.m., praise and worship; 9:30 a.m., morning worship. Continued on Page 8A


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Happy New Year! But what year is it? Happy New Year! And, since we live in a country with a strong Christian background, then have a great 20010. The number “2010” is, of course, based on the birth of Jesus Christ. Dionysius Exiguus (500-550) was given the task of formulating a numbering system for the years, and he gave Jesus’ birth the year 1 and it caught on. [In the 1800s it was discovered that Dionysius was off by several years, Jesus being born 3 to 7 years earlier, but it was too late to change the numbering system.] So the Christian numbering system is based— more or less—on Jesus. Yet other world religions count the years differently because they base their calendars on their own religiously significant events. But before these other religions are considered something else must be said

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about the Western System. Usually a year before Jesus’ birth will be given the letters “B.C.,” which stands for “Before Christ” and a year after Jesus will be given the letters “A.D.,” which is Latin for Anno Domini, or “In the year of the (or our) Lord.” [I have not been able to discover why A.D. and B.C. are not in the same language.] Yet new letters are increasingly being used in place of B.C. and A.D.: these are B.C.E. and C.E.

These letters stand for “Before the Common Era” and “Common Era.” They were developed in recognition that non-Christians use the Western system who do not want to base their calendar system on Jesus. Now about the year system of other religions, beginning with the most complicated: the Hindu system. Unlike other religions, Hindus do not have one system of counting years; some scholars estimate as many as thirty systems. The two main year systems today are the Saka calendar and the Vikram Samvat calendar. The Saka Calender began in AD 78; it is believed that King Shalivahana initiated it when he ascended to the throne. The Vikram Samvat Calendar began in 57 BC; it either commemorates the victory of a ruler named Raja Vikrama-

ditya or it was started by King Vikrama. [The origins of these and other Hindu calendars can change from region to region in India.] Thus, in the Saka Calender, this is the year 2010 – 78 or 1932; and in the Vikram Samvat Calendar this is the year 2010 + 56 or 2066. The Jewish calendar begins on the day that God created Adam. According to the Jewish calendar this occurred 5770 years ago, so this is the year 5770. The Islamic story is a little more complicated, but not much. According to the Muslim faith, Muhammad, after receiving revelations from Allah, began preaching this new faith in his hometown of Mecca. Many people did not approve, and eventually Muhammad had to flee from Mecca to the nearby villageof Medina.

This occurred in the year 622, and the Muslim calendar commemorates this event by placing it at year 1. Thus it would seem that you simple subtract 622 to get the Muslim year. But the Muslim calendar is more like a lunar calendar and so the years are shorter. Therefore it is really the year 1431 in the Muslim calendar. The Buddhist calendar is similar to the Christian calendar in that it is based upon the primary figure in that religion. The Buddhist calendar is based on the birth of the Buddha, also known as Siddhartha Gautama. Siddhartha was born in 543 BC, so this is 2010 + 543 or 2553 in the Buddhist calendar. Questions/comments contact Mark at drnickens@triad. rr.com; other summaries at www.drnickens.com.

New Hampshire couple to wed for third time FRANCONIA, New Hampshire (AP) — Jeffry Burr and Neil Blair are just hours from their wedding, but there are no typical prenuptial jitters. After all, this is the third time they’ve exchanged vows. They first committed to each other before scores of relatives and friends on June 24, 2006, in an emotional ceremony that didn’t even count under New Hampshire law. Then, at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2008, the first moment they were legally able to do so, they became civilly committed in a more subdued ceremony. This time, the two will finally be legally married Friday, when New Hampshire becomes the fifth state to allow gay couples to wed. Instead of a $5,000 weekend celebration like they had in 2006, they’ll have a brief rereading of their earlier vows, pop the cork on some champagne and have dinner together. “It’s the third time,” Blair said. “How excited are you supposed to be?” The ceremony is more about pronouncing their civil equality than restating their commitment to each other, they say.

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“It’s a right that’s been afforded to us, and it’s our responsibility to take advantage of it,” Blair said. Burr and Blair, of Franconia, don’t legally need to hold a marriage ceremony. By law, their civil union — and any other civil unions still valid — would convert to a marriage in 2011 if they did nothing, or they could expedite the status change by filing marriage paperwork with their town clerk during 2010. The marriage law grants no new rights to gays, who two years ago won the right to civil unions, but it eliminates the separate status so both heterosexual and homosexual couples will be considered married. Democratic Gov. John Lynch, who personally opposes gay marriage, signed the legislation after lawmakers passed key language affirming religious rights. The law spells out that churches and religious groups can’t be forced to officiate at gay marriages or provide other services. Through late December, 40 gay couples had applied for marriage licenses valid for 90 days, said Stephen Wurtz, acting director of the state division of

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vital records. In 2009, 188 civil unions were performed with eight licenses still outstanding. Forty-two civil unions have been dissolved, though some were performed in Vermont. In 2008, 621 civil unions were performed. Some couples — like Burr, 51, and Blair, 46 — plan to wed quickly. A few may gather at the Statehouse to ring in the New Year by exchanging vows in a general celebration. Others want to wait to honor non-legally binding commitment anniversaries from years past. Canterbury residents Beth McGuinn and Ruth Smith, like Burr and Blair, spent thousands of dollars on a commitment ceremony in 1993, then exchanged civil union vows right after midnight Jan. 1, 2008, wearing mittens and caps around a campfire. Smith, 46, remembers getting goose bumps, not from the cold but from watching state Sen. Harold Janeway, a justice of the peace, sign their paperwork making their union official. They plan to get married, but not until Oct. 2, the date of their original commitment ceremony.

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“This is big. It may not give us anything more, but we have fought almost two decades for this,” said McGuinn, 48. “The word marriage means a lot. It’s universally recognized. It’s not about rights. It’s about being accepted. It’s about being part of the community and part of society.” The retired Rev. Eleanor McLaughlin and her partner of 19 years, Elizabeth Hess, of Randolph, climbed a mountain and exchanged rings the summer of 1991 but didn’t enter a civil union. They waited for marriage. Both devout Episcopalians, they designed their ceremony Saturday to reflect the state’s role in civil marriage and their church’s role in blessing the union. McLaughlin, 74, and Hess, 62, plan on exchanging marriage vows in the vestibule of St. Barnabas Church in Berlin, then following with a church ceremony at which Episcopal Bishop Gene V. Robinson, who is openly gay, will bless the union. Winter’s starkness is their wedding theme. “We want people to recognize we had to wait a long, long

time,” Hess said. New Hampshire joins Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut and Iowa in allowing gay marriage in a move that reflects the state’s changing demographics from reliably Republican and conservative to younger and more liberal. Also this year, the District of Columbia’s city council voted to legalize gay marriage. Congress has final say, but the district’s nonvoting delegate to Congress expects no opposition. The year also marked a setback for gays seeking marriage equality. Maine lawmakers approved gay marriage, but voters overturned the law in a referendum. California briefly allowed gay marriage before a public vote in 2008 banned it; a court ruling grandfathered in couples who were already married. Burr and Blair said New Hampshire’s marriage law, while important, does not grant them full equality. “We’re halfway there,” Blair said. “We got the state rights. We had civil unions. Now we have marriage. But until we get full equal rights under the federal law, we’ll never be there. We’ll never be truly equal.”

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CHURCH BRIEFS Continued from Page 6A Unionville Baptist 510 Baucom Road, Monroe Pastor: Hank Parker Jr. Sundays: 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship. Walker Grove Missionary Biptist 1006 Walkers Grove Road, Wingate; 704-233-4676 Pastor: The Rev. Jasper Powe Jr. Walkersville Presbyterian Church 6204 Brady Road, Waxhaw; 704-843-3612 Pastor: Warren Nance Sundays: 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship.

Watts Grove Missionary Baptist 3105 Rocky River Road North, Monroe Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m. Waxhaw Baptist 8213 Old Waxhaw-Monroe Road, Waxhaw Pastor: Donny Royster Sundays: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship; 6 p.m., Bible study, Kids for Christ, Y Factor Class. Wednesday: 7 p.m., prayer and youth class, Kids for Christ Waxhaw Bible Church 6810 Pleasant Grove Church Road, Waxhaw Waxhaw Presbyterian 8100 Old Waxhaw-Monroe Road, Waxhaw

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Waxhaw United Methodist 200 McDonald St., Waxhaw; 704-8433931; www.waxhawumc.org. Pastor: Harrison Hinson Sundays: 9 a.m., worship; Sunday school, 10 a.m.; traditional worship, 11 a.m.

West Monroe Baptist Church 1212 Icemorlee St., 704-283-2532 Pastor: David Hayes

Weddington United Methodist 13901 Providence Road, Weddington; 704-846-1032; www.weddingtonchurch. org

Westend Baptist 1611 Sanlee Church Drive, Monroe; 704764-7366 Pastor: Rodney Faircloth Sundays: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., 6 p.m., worship. Wednesdays: 6 p.m., worship.

Wesley Chapel Methodist Potter and Weddington roads, Wesley Chapel Pastor: Denise Earls; phone, 704-8144739; www.wesleychapelumc.net

Wingate Baptist 108 E. Elm St., Wingate www.wingatebaptistchurch.com; 704-233-4256 Pastor: J. Derrill Smith

Dec. 13: 6 p.m., “Emmanuel — God With Us,� snacks afterward in fellowship hall. Jan. 8-10: Weekend of Celebration and Renewal, marking church’s 200th anniverary. Jan. 8, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., prayer vigil; worship services at 6 p.m. Jan. 9, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Jan. 10; guest speaker, the Rev. Jim Somerville. Regular Sunday schedule: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m.; 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Kids Club for age 4 through sixth grade. Wednesday: 6 p.m, Mid-week Gathering, fellowship hall. Wingate United Methodist 111 Hinson St., Wingate; 704-233-4995; www.wingateumc.com Pastor: Rhonda Hartweg Sundays: Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m.; evening prayer and praise, 5 p.m.

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Painting priest finds God in abstract 60-year-old leads Catholic church’s Ministry of Arts POMONA, Calif. (AP) — There’s no steeple out front, no rows of pews inside, not even so much as a crucifix on display. Still, this cramped little art studio in the middle of what, until not very long ago, was a street with as many broken dreams as it has potholes, is the closest thing to paradise Father Bill Moore has found. It’s the place where the 60-year-old Catholic priest serves God by creating abstract paintings that he sells by the hundreds. No ordinary preacher, Father Bill, as he’s known throughout Pomona’s fledgling arts district, long ago discarded his clerical collar in favor of a painter’s smock. Only

on Sundays does he trade it for holy vestments to deliver Mass at a local church or one of several detention facilities for youthful offenders. All other times Moore is head of the Ministry of the Arts for the West Coast branch of his religious order, the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. His job is to serve God by painting whatever comes to mind. “That’s Bill’s gift, his talent, and we have to support that,” says Father Donal McCarthy, who is the order’s West Coast provincial and Moore’s superior. “When you’ve got a creative person, you shouldn’t stifle that creativity.”

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and ’don’ts’ on pat-downs, including barring screeners from touching female passengers between their breasts. The TSA hasn’t publicly released that list. But a report by the Government Accountability Office, which said federal investigators were able to smuggle liquid explosives and detonators past security at U.S. airports, appeared to cause some changes last year in patdown policies. In one instance cited in the report, an investigator placed coins in his pockets to ensure he’d receive a secondary screening. But after a pat-down and use of a hand-held metal detector, the screener didn’t catch the prohibited items the investigator brought through a checkpoint. The TSA last year decided to permit what it describes as “enhanced pat-downs” that include breast and groin searches. But these could be done only after the use of metal detectors, less invasive pat-downs and all other tools had been exhausted.

rushing to catch a flight. In fact, most travelers at U.S. airports never get a pat-down when they pass through security. A metal detector must be set off first and then screeners would need to find out what triggered the alarm. That often amounts to screeners just lightly tapping on a passenger’s arms, legs and clothes. But even if they go ahead with a pat-down, it likely would not turn up something nonmetallic, small and well-hidden. Unlike the frisking of suspects conducted by police — which involves officers running their hands firmly up and down the body, including sensitive areas like the groin, buttocks and breasts — the pat-downs at airports usually involve, well, patting down. A flood of complaints by women, including one by Lynch, led the Transportation Security Administration in 2004 to list ’dos’

Leaders of the order, founded more than 200 years ago in France, know of no other member whose only mission has been to paint. But then Moore, a child of the ’60s who can quote the words of Jim Morrison and Jesus Christ with equal facility, has been a barrierbreaker since he ignored his provincial’s order his freshman year of college to study either philosophy or theology. He majored in art instead. “The next year, a letter came from the provincial saying all the students are now encouraged to major in subjects of their choice. I thought that was very cool,” Moore recalls with a smile as he sits in the

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Obama promises review of attack

HONOLULU — President Barack Obama is reviewing reports from homeland security officials as his administration tries to determine what U.S. policy and personnel failures preceded the attempted Detroit jetliner bombing. Intelligence officials, meanwhile, prepared for what was shaping up to be uncomfortable hearings before Congress about miscommunication among anti-terror agencies and sweeping changes expected under Obama’s watch. Democrats joined a chorus led by Obama in declaring the government’s intelligence procedures in need of repair. Among them, Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., said that when the government gets tipped to trouble as it did before a

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lobby of his modest studio sipping coffee. A copy of underground comic-book artist R. Crumb’s “The Book of Genesis” sits on the coffee table and works by Japanese artist Kazumi Tanaka (a personal favorite) are displayed. Moore decided a dozen years ago that abstract expressionism would be his language. That has caused some consternation among his order, like the time he was commissioned to do the stained-glass windows for St. Anne’s Church in Kaneohe, Hawaii, and proposed a series of abstract Photo courtesy Ellen Austerer Gallery works. “The pastor there said, Father Bill Moore, a Catholic priest, serves the church by ’That’s not going to hap- painting whatever he likes as part of the Ministry of the Arts for his order. pen,”’ Moore recalled.

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23-year-old Nigerian man boarded the Northwest Airlines jet with explosives, “someone’s hair should be on fire.” One senior administration official told reporters traveling with the vacationing president: “The failure to share that information is not going to be tolerated.” The official, like others involved in the reviews, spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive intelligence discussions. The Senate Intelligence Committee announced Jan. 21 hearings as part of an investigation to begin sooner. “We will be following the intelligence down the rabbit hole to see where the breakdown occurred and how to prevent this failure in the future,” said Sen. Kit Bond of Missouri, top Republican on the committee. “Somebody screwed up big time.”

Firefighters battle 19 pet pythons

ST. GEORGE, Utah — Crews responding to a trailer fire in southern Utah had another factor to contend with: snakes. Kristeen Checketts, the animal control officer in St. George, says there were about 19 pet pythons in the trailer when it caught fire Thursday morning at an RV park in town. Once the fire was put down, Checketts and firefighters began pulling out snake after snake, most in cages and some up to 18 feet long. Checketts says 11 survived. The snakes’ owner tried to revive another by massaging it and blowing into its mouth through a plastic pipe. Fire Capt. Jason Whipple says the accidental fire started with a heat lamp in one of the snake cages.

Rick Warren asks for budget bailout

LAKE FOREST, Calif. — Evangelical pastor Rick Warren appealed to parishioners at his Orange County megachurch Wednesday to help fill a $900,000 deficit by the first of the year. Warren made the appeal in a letter posted on the Saddleback Church Web site. It begins “Dear Saddleback Family, THIS IS AN URGENT LETTER.” “With 10 percent of our church family out of work due to the recession, our expenses in caring for our community in 2009 rose dramatically while our income stagnated,” the letter reads. Still, Warren said the church managed to stay within its budget, until “the bottom dropped out” when Christmas donations dropped to less than half of usual levels.


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CANCUN, Mexico — Virginia Tech faces a tough opponent today, playing Seton Hall in Cancun starting at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2. The Hokies have won eight straight to improve their record to 11-1. Seton Hall is 9-3 and coming off two close losses to Top 10 HUDSON teams. The Pirates lost to No. 5 Syracuse, 80-73, on Tuesday. Three days earlier, No. 6 West Virginia needed overtime to defeat Seton Hall (90-84). Virginia Tech might play without the ACC’s leading scorer, junior point guard Malcolm Delaney (19.8 ppg), who sprained his ankle in the Hokies’ 85-50 win over Longwood on Wednesday. Former Forest Hills star Dorenzo Hudson had 11 points, five rebounds and three assists for the Hokies in Wednesday’s win A 6-foot-5 junior shooting guard, Hudson ranks third on the team in scoring at 9.8 ppg. He has scored in double figures in four of his last five games. Hokies junior forward J.T. Thompson, also a former standout at Forest Hills, was 4-for-4 from the field against Longwood and finished with eight points and four rebounds. Thompson is averaging 5.8 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. Following today’s game against Seton Hall, the Hokies are until Jan. 10, when they travel to face ninthranked UNC Chapel Hill.

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CHARLOTTE (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have signed linebacker Mortty Ivy from the practice squad to take injured receiver Steve Smith’s spot on the 53-man roster. Smith was placed on injured reserve Friday, five days after he broke his left forearm while SMITH catching a touchdown pass in a win over the New York Giants. Smith is the 12th player to go on IR for the injury-plagued Panthers. Ivy is an undrafted rookie from West Virginia. He’s been on the Panthers’ practice squad since being in their final wave of cuts before the start of the season. Carolina’s DeAngelo Williams is doubtful and fellow running back Jonathan Stewart questionable for Sunday’s game. Williams missed Friday’s workout and Stewart returned to practice Friday after sitting out the past two days to rest his sore left Achilles’ tendon. Both have rushed for more than 1,000 yards this season.

Noles surprise No. 18 West Virginia in Gator Bowl 2B Saturday, January 2, 2010

With Holiday Classic behind them, local teams averting their attention By JERRY SNOW

MONROE With the annual Holiday Classic basketball tournament behind them, all 11 Union County schools will focus their energy on conference games. Parkwood High’s girls are 10-0 after winning the Classic for the fourth time in their 12year history. The Rebels have a non-conference game at Charlotte Latin on Tuesday before opening the first of 10 straight Southern Carolina Conference games at Weddington on Friday. The Warriors placed fourth out of 12 teams at the tournament, losing to Marvin Ridge in the third place game. Three of the six girls teams will enter SCC play with a winning record, including Porter Ridge (9-2) and Sun Valley (8-3). The Rebels rallied in the fourth quarter to beat PR 62-53 in the title game, ending the Pirates’ nine-game winning streak. “We know we have to play them two more times and they’re a really tough team,” said Parkwood coach Jamal McGee of the Pirates. “It’s always a tough game against them. I look forward to playing them again. You know you have to bring your ‘A’ game when you play against them.” Porter Ridge plays at Parkwood on Jan. 12 and then travels to PR on Feb. 2.

The week ahead: (basketball doubleheaders involving UC)

Monday Anson Co. @ Forest Hills Tuesday Sun Valley at Weddington CATA @ Berry Academy Cuthbertson @ Piedmont Union Academy @ Monroe Forest Hills @ N. Stanly Wednesday Weddington @ S. Meck Porter Ridge @ Monroe Piedmont at West Stanly (boys only) Friday Piedmont @ Forest Hills Monroe @ CATA N. Stanly @ Union Academy Parkwood @ Weddington Marvin Ridge @ Porter Ridge Sun Valley @ Anson (girls games start as early as 6 p.m.)

Monroe’s boys suffered their first loss of the year to Sun Valley in the boys title game on Wednesday. The 10-1 Redhawks have three games this week, hosting Union Academy on Tuesday and then Porter Ridge on Wednesday before traveling to CATA on Friday. Monroe is 4-0 in the Rocky River Conference, good for a share of first place with Berry Academy (7-3 overall). Forest Hills’ boys, who en-

E-J staff photo by Ed Cottingham

Monroe guard Qwadarius Duboise (23), who is averaging 14.5 ppg, was an all-tournament pick at the Holiday Classic last week. The 10-1 Redhawks have back-to-back home games on Tuesday and Wednesday. tered the tournament 5-1 and seeded second, went a disappointing 1-2 and placed fourth. Anson County defeated the Yellow Jackets 61-51 in the thirdplace game on Wednesday. The two teams will play a rematch on Monday when An-

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son travels to Forest Hills in a makeup game. The Jackets, who stand 4-1 in league play, return to conference games later in the week — traveling to North Stanly on Tuesday and hosting Piedmont on Friday.

Pirates hosting 10-team tournament today By Eric Rape

E-J Correspondent

Indian Trail Porter Ridge High’s wrestling team will host the Pirate Duals today, making up an individual tournament that was postponed due to weather on Dec. 19. They will be drawing four addition teams to the tournament with the cancellation of a tournament Monroe was supposed to host, making for a 10-team individual event that will once again match up area wrestlers for the gold. The Pirates’ Chris Lingle will be

Wrestling among the featured wrestlers as he tries to keep his good season going. Lingle is 22-1 going into the tournament. With the second half of the year starting with an individual tournament, wrestlers will begin to get a good idea of what their competition will be like as they prepare for the regional tournament.

The top four finihsers from the region in each weight class will get a shot at the state title in Winston-Salem on Feb. 26. Lingle got a taste of the state meet last year. Miles Cook (18-2) will also be represent Monroe at Porter Ridge as he tries to jump start the second half of his senior season. The Pirates are looking to keep the first place trophy at their place. They have finished third in individual tournaments twice this year. The tournament will begin at 9 a.m.

Parkwood’s Leak among individual tourney standouts BY JUSTIN MURDOCK

E-J Sports Writer

Wingate women, men at home today

WINGATE — The women’s and men’s basketball teams at Wingate University play their first home games of the conference schedule today, taking on Lincoln Memorial starting at 2 p.m. Wingate’s women are 6-4 overall and 0-1 in the South Atlantic Conference this season. Wingate’s men are off to an 8-4 start. The WU men won their conference opener at Newberry on Dec. 4, 66-59.

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Conference games now top priority E-J Sports Editor

WHO’S NEWS

Bowden wins last game

E-J staff photo by Ed Cottingham

After averaging 25 points and 10 rebounds at the Holiday Classic, Cavs center Mike Cuthbertson, left, is at 17.2 points and 9.4 rebounds for the season.

WINGATE Several players competing in the CMC-Union Holiday Classic had noteworthy individual performances throughout the week. Parkwood High senior guard Maurice Leak scored a tournament-high 30 points in his team’s overtime victory over Central Academy in Tuesday’s consolation game. In two tourney games, Leak averaged 27.0 points and 4.5 assists for the Rebels, who lost to Anson County in the opening round. Leak is averaging 18.6 points on the year, trailing only county leader Shaun Stewart (19.2 ppg) of Sun Valley. Anson senior Garry McKnight was arguably the most productive boys player in the Classic. A 6-foot-6 center, McKnight had a double-double in all three tournament games, helping the Bearcats to a third-place finish. McKnight opened the tourney with 28 points and 16 rebounds in a win over Parkwood. He then finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds in

a semifinal loss to Monroe before posting 17 points and 10 rebounds in the third-place game against Forest Hills. McKnight averaged 20.0 points and 12.7 rebounds in three games. He shot 22-for-43 (51.2 percent) from the field. Three other boys players averaged a double-double in the tournament, including Sun Valley’s Blake Dixon, Monroe’s Issac Blakeney and Cuthbertson’s Mike Cuthbertson. Dixon, a 6-foot senior guard, averaged 11.3 points and 10.7 rebounds in helping the Spartans win the championship. Blakeney, a 6-6 senior center, averaged 13.0 points and 10.0 rebounds and threw down five dunks in the tournament. He had two slams against Weddington, one against Anson County and two more in Wednesday’s loss to Sun Valley in the title game. Cuthbertson helped the Cavs finished second behind Piedmont in the consolation tournament. A 6-5 junior center, Cuthbertson averaged 25 points and 10 rebounds in two games. He scored 27 in Wednesday’s loss to Piedmont.


2B / Saturday, January 2, 2010

The Enquirer-Journal

Gators CB will announce decision after game Local Events leave of absence. “With a great program, there’s going to be some change.” Florida’s changes could be significant. The Gators are losing several seniors, including quarterback Tim Tebow, receiver Riley Cooper, defensive end Jermaine Cunningham, kick returner Brandon James and linebackers Brandon Spikes, Ryan Stamper and Dustin Doe. The departure of some underclassmen could be even more devastating. Defensive end Carlos Dunlap, tight end Aaron Hernandez, running back Chris Rainey, safeties Ahmad Black and Major Wright, and offensive linemen Mike Pouncey, Maurkice Pouncey, Carl Johnson and Marcus Gilbert submitted paperwork to see where they

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Florida cornerback Joe Haden already has made a decision about his senior season. Haden declined to reveal his intentions this week, saying he would likely make an announcement after Frid night’s Sugar Bowl against No. 4 Cincinnati. “I know what I’m going to do,” Haden said. It probably won’t be good news for the fifth-ranked Gators. Haden is widely considered college football’s top cornerback and played all season with the most disability insurance he could get from the NCAA. Haden could be part of a mass exodus at Florida that would leave the program’s depth chart as unsettled as its coaching staff. “That’s all part of a great program,” said offensive coordinator Steve Addazio, who will fill in for coach Urban Meyer during his indefinite

project in the NFL draft. Haden, Dunlap, Hernandez and the Pouncey twins are considered the most likely to turn pro. MEYER’S FUTURE: Florida coach Urban Meyer says he expects to be back next season. One of his close friends isn’t so sure. ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit, one of just a few people Meyer called after he resigned last weekend, said during a conference call Wednesday that Meyer’s change of heart about 20 hours later could have been a ploy to help Florida get through the Sugar Bowl and the recruiting season. Meyer’s decision came three weeks after he complained of chest pains, passed out try-

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ing to get out of bed and was rushed to the hospital. His announcement left Florida in coaching limbo. Safety Matt Elam, a senior at Palm Beach Dwyer High, switched his commitment from the Gators to Florida State because of Florida’s uncertainty. “Does it put Florida in a tough position? Absolutely,” Herbstreit said. “You think Lane Kiffin and Nick Saban and Randy Shannon are talking to recruits about this? My guess is yeah.”

Prep Wrestling Individual tournament at Porter Ridge High, 9 a.m. College Basketball Lincoln Memorial at Wingate women, 2 p.m. Lincoln Memorial at Wingate men, 4 p.m.

What’s

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TV?

Today COLLEGE FOOTBALL Noon ESPN2 — International Bowl, S. Florida vs. N. Illinois 2 p.m. ESPN — Papajohns.com Bowl, S. Carolina vs. UConn FOX — Cotton Bowl, Oklahoma St. vs. Mississippi St. 5:30 p.m. ESPN — Liberty Bowl, Arkansas vs. East Carolina 9 p.m.: ESPN — Alamo Bowl, Michigan St. vs. Texas Tech MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1 p.m.: CBS — Arizona at UCLA or Gonzaga vs. Illinois 3:30 p.m.: CBS — Louisville at Kentucky ESPN2 — Villanova at Marquette 5:30 p.m.: ESPN2 — Kansas at Temple 7:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Seton Hall vs. Virginia Tech, at Cancun, Mexico NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. WGN — Orlando at Chicago

BEARCAT BOON: The Big Easy has been overrun by Cincinnati Bearcats fans. Florida’s faithful? Well, they’re outnumbered considerably. It shouldn’t be a huge surprise that the Gators failed to sell 6,500 of their 17,500 tickets to the New Year’s Day game. Losing to Alabama in the SEC championship game was a huge letdown for the program.

Bowden wins last game as Noles coach JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Bobby Bowden watched the clock run down to :00, then took his last walk to midfield as his Florida State players jumped up and down, thrusting their helmets into the air. The coach went out a winner, carried off by the Seminoles. Jermaine Thomas ran for two touchdowns, Florida State scored 20 straight points to take control and the Seminoles knocked off No. 18 West Virginia 33-21 at the Gator Bowl in the final game of Bowden’s storied 44-year career as a head coach. “I will not forget it. I won’t forget the other ones we have here,

too,” Bowden said, his hands wrapped around the silver Gator Bowl trophy. “Nothing like a win.” Bowden finished with a 389-129-4 record, and most importantly to him, a 33rd consecutive winning season. Next week, Jimbo Fisher takes over at Florida State, which finished 7-6 for the third time in the last four years. That run of mediocrity was the 80-year-old Bowden’s downfall — he wanted to stay at least one more season — but on this

day, none of that mattered to the Florida State faithful, which serenaded him with “Bob-by! Bob-by!” chants throughout the day, saving their loudest cries for the very end. With 1:39 left, Bowden trotted down to the Florida State band section, removing his autographed white cap and tossing it into the seats — and the celebration began. When it was over, Bowden was surrounded by a wall of photographers, trying to make his way over to shake the hand of West Virginia coach Bill

Stewart — who was a 177-pound walk-on for Bowden’s first Mountaineers team in 1970. “It’s got to be memorable,” Bowden said. “It’s my last dadgum ballgame after 57 years of coaching.” Bowden leaves as major college football’s second-winningest coach. Joe Paterno earned his 394th victory Friday in the Capital One Bowl as Penn State beat LSU 19-17. Bowden spent much of the afternoon hugging his former players who lined the sidelines. Some of them now were middleaged men, their hair tinged with gray.

Noel Devine rushed for 168 yards and a touchdown for West Virginia (9-4), which ran out to a 14-3 lead, then sputtered the rest of the way. “Well, like so many games, when you’re behind like we were in that first quarter, there’s always an opportunity to quit and to give up,” Bowden said. “And the kids did not. They kept fighting, kept coming back and won the ball game. That’s what you want.” Let it be noted that on the last field goal his team tried, FSU made it. This was Bowden’s day, and the Seminoles made sure he wouldn’t be denied.

Scoreboard Call scores in at (704) 261-2253 National Football League AMERICAN CONFERENCE East

x-New England N.Y. Jets Miami Buffalo

W 10 8 7 5

L 5 7 8 10

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .667 .533 .467 .333

W x-Indianapolis 14 Houston 8 Jacksonville 7 Tennessee 7

L 1 7 8 8

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .933 .533 .467 .467

x-Cincinnati Baltimore Pittsburgh Cleveland

L 5 7 7 11

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .667 .533 .533 .267

PF 400 311 336 228

PA 251 236 360 319

AFC 7-4-0 6-5-0 5-6-0 3-8-0

NFC 3-1-0 2-2-0 2-2-0 2-2-0

Div 4-2-0 2-4-0 4-2-0 2-4-0

PA 277 306 357 389

AFC NFC 10-1-0 4-0-0 5-6-0 3-1-0 6-5-0 1-3-0 4-8-0 3-0-0

Div 6-0-0 1-5-0 3-3-0 2-4-0

PA 254 248 300 358

AFC 7-4-0 6-5-0 5-6-0 4-7-0

Div 6-0-0 3-3-0 2-4-0 1-5-0

South

PF 409 354 273 337

North

W 10 8 8 4

PF 305 370 338 222

NFC 3-1-0 2-2-0 3-1-0 0-4-0

West

x-San Diego Denver Oakland Kansas City

W 12 8 5 3

L 3 7 10 12

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .800 .533 .333 .200

PF 431 302 184 250

PA 300 280 358 400

AFC 9-3-0 6-5-0 4-7-0 2-9-0

NFC 3-0-0 2-2-0 1-3-0 1-3-0

Div 5-1-0 3-2-0 2-4-0 1-4-0

NATIONAL CONFERENCE East

y-Philadelphia y-Dallas N.Y. Giants Washington

W 11 10 8 4

L 4 5 7 11

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .733 .667 .533 .267

PF 429 337 395 246

PA 313 250 383 313

NFC AFC 9-2-0 2-2-0 8-3-0 2-2-0 6-5-0 2-2-0 2-10-0 2-1-0

Div 4-1-0 3-2-0 4-2-0 0-6-0

PA 318 315 298 380

NFC 9-2-0 5-6-0 7-4-0 3-8-0

AFC 4-0-0 3-1-0 0-4-0 0-4-0

Div 4-1-0 2-3-0 3-2-0 1-4-0

PF 426 428 290 239

PA 305 290 352 457

NFC AFC 8-3-0 3-1-0 8-3-0 2-2-0 4-7-0 2-2-0 1-10-0 1-3-0

Div 5-1-0 4-2-0 2-3-0 0-5-0

PF 368 302 267 169

PA 292 275 373 408

NFC AFC 8-3-0 2-2-0 6-5-0 1-3-0 4-8-0 1-2-0 1-10-0 0-4-0

Div 4-2-0 4-1-0 3-3-0 0-5-0

South

x-New Orleans Atlanta Carolina Tampa Bay

W 13 8 7 3

L 2 7 8 12

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .867 .533 .467 .200

x-Minnesota y-Green Bay Chicago Detroit

W 11 10 6 2

L 4 5 9 13

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .733 .667 .400 .133

W x-Arizona 10 San Francisco 7 Seattle 5 St. Louis 1

L 5 8 10 14

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .667 .467 .333 .067

PF 500 343 292 234

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West

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

College football Bowl Glance

Saturday, Dec. 19 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Wyoming 35, Fresno State 28, 2OT St. Petersburg (Fla.) Bowl Rutgers 45, UCF 24 Sunday, Dec. 20 New Orleans Bowl

Middle Tennessee 42, Southern Miss. 32 Tuesday, Dec. 22 Las Vegas Bowl BYU 44, Oregon State 20 Wednesday, Dec. 23 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego Utah 37, California 27 Thursday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu SMU 45, Nevada 10 Saturday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Marshall 21, Ohio 17 Meineke Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. Pittsburgh 19, North Carolina 17 Emerald Bowl At San Francisco Southern Cal 24, Boston College 13 Sunday, Dec. 27 Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Clemson 21, Kentucky 13 Monday, Dec. 28 Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La.

Georgia 44, Texas A&M 20 Tuesday, Dec. 29 EagleBank Bowl At Washington UCLA 30, Temple 21 Champs Sports Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Wisconsin 20, Miami 14 Wednesday, Dec. 30 Humanitarian Bowl At Boise, Idaho Idaho 43, Bowling Green 42 Holiday Bowl At San Diego Nebraska 33, Arizona 0 Thursday, Dec. 31 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Air Force 47, Houston 20 Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Oklahoma 31, Stanford 27 Texas Bowl At Houston Navy 35, Missouri 13 Insight Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Iowa State 14, Minnesota 13 Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Virginia Tech 37, Tennessee 14 Friday Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. Auburn 38, Northwestern 35, OT Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Penn State 19, LSU 17 Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Florida State 33, West Virginia 21 Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Ohio State 26, Oregon 17 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Florida (12-1) vs. Cincinnati (12-0), late Today International Bowl At Toronto South Florida (7-5) vs. Northern Illinois (7-5), Noon (ESPN2) Cotton Bowl At Dallas Oklahoma State (9-3) vs. Mississippi (8-4), 2 p.m. (FOX) PapaJohns.com Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Connecticut (7-5) vs. South Carolina (7-5), 2 p.m. (ESPN) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. East Carolina (9-4) vs. Arkansas (7-5), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Michigan State (6-6) vs. Texas Tech (8-4), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 4 Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Boise State (13-0) vs. TCU (12-0), 8 p.m. (FOX) Tuesday, Jan. 5 Orange Bowl At Miami Iowa (10-2) vs. Georgia Tech (11-2), 8 p.m. (FOX) Wednesday, Jan. 6 GMAC Bowl Mobile, Ala. Central Michigan (11-2) vs. Troy (9-3), 7 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Jan. 7 BCS National Championship At Pasadena, Calif. Alabama (13-0) vs. Texas (13-0), 8 p.m. (ABC)

Conference Bowl Records Through Jan. 1 Conference W L Pct. Mountain West 4 0 1.000 Independents 1 0 1.000 Sun Belt 1 0 1.000 Big East 2 1 .667 Big Ten 3 2 .600 Big 12 3 2 .600 Atlantic Coast 3 3 .500 Conference USA 2 3 .400 Southeastern 2 3 .400 Western Athletic 1 2 .333 Pac-10 2 5 .286 Mid-American 0 3 .000 (does not include Florida-Cincy game)

Pro basketball NBA 2009 All-Star Voting Game: Feb. 14 at Arlington, Texas Released Dec. 24

EASTERN CONFERENCE Forwards: LeBron James, Cleveland, 1,579,530; Kevin Garnett, Boston, 1,317,739; Chris Bosh, Toronto, 644,473; Paul Pierce, Boston, 320,499; Josh Smith, Atlanta, 293,680; Andre Iguodala, Philadelphia, 201,312; Danny Granger, Indiana, 198,478; Michael Beasley, Miami, 163,737; Hedo Turkoglu, Toronto, 117,168; Rashard Lewis, Orlando, 114,359; Caron Butler, Washington, 99,079. Guards: Dwyane Wade, Miami, 1,539,968; x-Allen Iverson, Philadelphia, 806,749; Vince Carter, Orlando, 651,134; Ray Allen, Boston, 452,708; Gilbert Arenas, Washington, 407,581; Derrick Rose, Chicago, 344,435; Joe Johnson, Atlanta, 288,841; Rajon Rondo, Boston, 237,648; Mike Bibby, Atlanta, 139,484; Jose Calderon, Atlanta, 138,479. Centers: Dwight Howard, Orlando, 1,479,625; Shaquille O’Neal, Cleveland, 536,681; Al Horford, Atlanta, 157,050; Andrea Bargnani, Toronto, 146,595; Brook Lopez, New Jersey, 133,106; Andrew Bogut, Milwaukee, 115,915; Jermaine O’Neal, Miami, 98,397; Rasheed Wallace, Boston, 77,848; Kendrick Perkins, Boston, 48,612; Samuel Dalembert, Philadelphia, 47,135; Tyson Chandler, Charalotte 38,337; Brad Miller, Chicago, 35,295. WESTERN CONFERENCE Forwards: Carmelo Anthony, Denver, 1,410,356; Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas, 753,971; Tim Duncan, San Antonio, 685,390; Pau Gasol, L.A. Lakers, 667,767; Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City, 474,506; Trevor Ariza, Houston, 436,088; Luis Scola, Houston, 371,914; Shawn Marion, Dallas, 282,421; Ron Artest, L.A. Lakers, 234,618; Lamar Odom, L.A. Lakers, 175,271; LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland, 155,933. Guards: Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers, 1,606,032; Tracy McGrady, Houston, 649,563; Steve Nash, Phoenix, 648,558; Chris Paul, New Orleans, 622,619; Jason Kidd, Dallas, 405,027; Aaron Brooks, Houston, 374,635; Chauncey Billups, Denver, 281,911; Deron Williams, Utah, 255,059; Brandon Roy, Portland, 224,350; Manu Ginobili, San Antonio, 222,743; Jason Terry, Dallas, 212,242. Centers: Amare Stoudemire, Phoenix, 1,143,849; Andrew Bynum, L.A. Lakers, 676,634; Nene, Denver, 235,276; Marc Gasol, Memphis, 190,476; Antonio McDyess, San Antonio, 130,058; Greg Oden, Portland, 124,037; Al Jefferson, Minnesota, 119,580; Marcus Camby, L.A. Clippers, 100,399; Andris Biedrins, Golden State, 90,464; Mehmet Okur, Utah, 87,838; Emeka Okafor, New Orleans, 82,616; Spencer Hawes, Sacramento, 25,109.

NBA Standings All Times EST

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 23 8 .742 — Toronto 16 17 .485 8 New York 12 20 .375 11 1/2 Philadelphia 9 23 .281 14 1/2 New Jersey 3 29 .094 20 1/2 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Orlando 23 8 .742 — Atlanta 21 10 .677 2 Miami 16 14 .533 6 1/2 Charlotte 12 18 .400 10 1/2 Washington 10 20 .333 12 1/2 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 26 8 .765 — Chicago 13 17 .433 11 Milwaukee 12 18 .400 12 Detroit 11 21 .344 14 Indiana 9 22 .290 15 1/2 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB Dallas 22 10 .688 — San Antonio 19 11 .633 2

Houston 20 Memphis 15 New Orleans 14

13 .606 2 1/2 16 .484 6 1/2 16 .467 7

Northwest W Denver 20 Portland 21 Oklahoma City 18 Utah 18 Minnesota 7

Division L Pct GB 12 .625 — 13 .618 — 14 .563 2 14 .563 2 26 .212 13 1/2

Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers 25 6 .806 — Phoenix 21 12 .636 5 Sacramento 14 17 .452 11 L.A. Clippers 14 18 .438 11 1/2 Golden State 9 22 .290 16 Thursday’s Games Chicago 98, Detroit 87 Houston 97, Dallas 94 San Antonio 108, Miami 78 Oklahoma City 87, Utah 86 L.A. Clippers 104, Philadelphia 88 Friday’s Games New York at Atlanta, late Orlando at Minnesota, late Sacramento at L.A. Lakers, late Today’s Games Cleveland at New Jersey, 1 p.m. Charlotte at Miami, 3:30 p.m. San Antonio at Washington, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Indiana, 7 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Houston at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Orlando at Chicago, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Memphis at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Denver at Utah, 9 p.m. Golden State at Portland, 10 p.m. Dallas at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Indiana at New York, 6 p.m. San Antonio at Toronto, 6 p.m. Charlotte at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Denver, 8 p.m. Dallas at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

College basketball Men’s Schedule All Times EST

Today

EAST Maine at Boston College, Noon Stony Brook at Boston U., Noon Notre Dame at Connecticut, Noon Pittsburgh at Syracuse, Noon American U. at Brown, 1 p.m. Rider at Loyola, Md., 1 p.m. UMBC at Vermont, 1 p.m. La Salle at Binghamton, 2 p.m. Richmond at Bucknell, 2 p.m. Longwood at Colgate, 2 p.m. Bryant at Cornell, 2 p.m. Drexel at Delaware, 2 p.m. Iona at Niagara, 2 p.m. Oklahoma St. at Rhode Island, 2 p.m. Princeton at Saint Joseph’s, 2 p.m. Howard at George Washington, 2:30 p.m. Hartford at St. Francis, Pa., 3 p.m. William & Mary at Hofstra, 4 p.m. James Madison at Northeastern, 4 p.m. Fairfield at Canisius, 4:30 p.m. Holy Cross at Cent. Connecticut St., 5 p.m. Kansas at Temple, 5:30 p.m. Sacred Heart at Fairleigh Dickinson, 7 p.m. Quinnipiac at Monmouth, N.J., 7 p.m. Elon at Navy, 7 p.m. Ohio at Robert Morris, 7 p.m. Mount St. Mary’s, Md. at Siena, 7 p.m. N.J. Tech at Lehigh, 7:30 p.m. Manhattan at Marist, 7:30 p.m. Cincinnati at Rutgers, 8 p.m. SOUTH Old Dominion at George Mason, Noon Baylor at South Carolina, Noon Liberty at VMI, 1 p.m. Georgia Southern at Auburn, 2 p.m. Winthrop at Coastal Carolina, 2 p.m. St. Bonaventure at Marshall, 2 p.m. Campbell at S.C.-Upstate, 2 p.m. UNC Wilmington at Va. Commonwealth, 2 p.m. Southern Miss. at Vanderbilt, 3 p.m. Mercer at Jacksonville, 3:15 p.m. Louisville at Kentucky, 3:30 p.m. S. Carolina St. at Coll. of Charleston, 4 p.m. Erskine at Furman, 4 p.m. UNC Asheville at Radford, 4 p.m. William Carey at SE Louisiana, 4 p.m. The Citadel at Savannah St., 4 p.m. Stetson at Lipscomb, 4:15 p.m. Florida Gulf Coast at Belmont, 5:15 p.m. Ark.-Little Rock at Louisiana-Monroe, 5:30 p.m.

Fla. International at New Orleans, 5:30 p.m. Towson at Georgia St., 6 p.m. Georgia Tech at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Tennessee St. at E. Kentucky, 7 p.m. South Alabama at Florida Atlantic, 7 p.m. Gardner-Webb at High Point, 7 p.m. Kennesaw St. at North Florida, 7 p.m. Presbyterian at Charleston Southern, 7:30 p.m. Utah at LSU, 8 p.m. Nevada at Louisiana Tech, 8 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at Middle Tennessee, 8 p.m. Denver at Troy, 8:30 p.m. Seton Hall at Virginia Tech, 8:30 p.m. Austin Peay at Morehead St., 9 p.m. MIDWEST Gonzaga at Illinois, 1 p.m. Wis.-Milwaukee at Butler, 2 p.m. Villanova at Marquette, 3:30 p.m. Wright St. at Ill.-Chicago, 4 p.m. Detroit at Loyola of Chicago, 4 p.m. Georgia at Missouri, 4 p.m. North Dakota at N. Illinois, 4 p.m. Md.-Eastern Shore at Nebraska, 4 p.m. Minnesota at Iowa, 4:05 p.m. IUPUI at Oakland, Mich., 5:30 p.m. Michigan St. at Northwestern, 6:30 p.m. Saint Louis at Bowling Green, 7 p.m. Jacksonville St. at E. Illinois, 7 p.m. W. Illinois at IPFW, 7 p.m. Cleveland St. at Youngstown St., 7:05 p.m. Oral Roberts at N. Dakota St., 8 p.m. S. Utah at UMKC, 8:05 p.m. Wis.-Green Bay at Valparaiso, 8:05 p.m. Centenary at S. Dakota St., 8:30 p.m. Tennessee Tech at SE Missouri, 8:45 p.m. SOUTHWEST UAB at Arkansas, Noon Northwestern St. at Texas A&M, 1 p.m. Colorado at Tulsa, 3 p.m. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Texas, 4:30 p.m. Central Methodist at Cent. Arkansas, 5 p.m. SMU at Texas St., 5 p.m. Texas Coll. at Stephen F.Austin, 7 p.m. Rice at TCU, 8 p.m. Texas-Dallas at Texas-Arlington, 8 p.m. North Texas at Arkansas St., 8:05 p.m. Tulane at Lamar, 8:05 p.m. FAR WEST Arizona at UCLA, 1 p.m. New Hampshire at Santa Clara, 4 p.m. Adams St. at Wyoming, 4 p.m. Army at Portland, 5 p.m. Holy Names at San Francisco, 5 p.m. Oregon at Washington, 5 p.m. Harvard at Seattle, 5:10 p.m. Stanford at California, 7 p.m. Oregon St. at Washington St., 7 p.m. N. Colorado at N. Arizona, 8:35 p.m. Texas-Pan American at Air Force, 9 p.m. E. New Mexico at BYU, 9 p.m. Montana at Weber St., 9 p.m. Boise St. at Fresno St., 10 p.m. CS Northridge at Pacific, 10 p.m. Cal St.-Fullerton at UC Davis, 10 p.m. Long Beach St. at UC Riverside, 10 p.m. Sacramento St. at Portland St., 10:05 p.m. UC Santa Barbara at UC Irvine, 10:05 p.m. Arizona St. at Southern Cal, 10:30 p.m. Utah St. at New Mexico St., 11 p.m. Idaho at Hawaii, 12:05 a.m.

Transactions Friday’s Sports Transactions FOOTBALL National Football League CAROLINA PANTHERS—Placed WR Steve Smith on injured reserve. Signed LB Mortty Ivy from the practice squad. HOCKEY National Hockey League COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS— Assigned RW Mike Blunden to Syracuse (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Signed G Jaroslav Janus to a three-year contract. COLLEGE BOISE STATE—Agreed to terms with football coach Chris Petersen on a 5-year contract through 2014. EAST CAROLINA—Suspended RB Jonathan Williams and DB Leonard Paulk for the Liberty Bowl. SOUTH CAROLINA—Dismissed junior baskteball F Mike Holmes for repeatedly violating team rules.


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Huskies hope to be ready for USC’s offense BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Lawrence Wilson and the Connecticut defense aren’t sure exactly what to expect from Steve Spurrier in the Papajohns.com Bowl. Will the South Carolina coach display the air-it-out style he is famed for today or the old-fashioned attack the Gamecocks used to pound away at Clemson? “Spurrier, he’s a week-to-week type guy,” said Wilson, a Huskies linebacker. “He’s going to make sure you can’t gameplan him. That’s definitely going to be tough for our defense.” The Gamecocks (7-5) ran 58 times for 223 yards in a 34-17 victory over Clemson in the regular season finale, matching the total rushes from the previous two games and topping the 175 yards from the past three. It

Wizards teammates reportedly draw guns Washington Wizards teammates Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton reportedly drew guns on each other during a locker-room argument over a gambling debt. Law enforcement is investigating the presence of weapons in the locker room, and the league is not taking action now. The Wizards said Friday they are cooperating with authorities and the NBA and “take this situation and the ongoing investigation very seriously.” The team had no further comment. Arenas, a three-time All Star, tweeted Friday about the developments. “i wake up this morning and seen i was the new JOHN WAYNE. ... Media is too funny,” he wrote. About 2 1/2 hours later, his tweet was more straightforward: “i understand this is serious..but if u ever met me you know i dont do serious things im a goof ball this story today dont sound goofy to me.” The investigation into possible firearms in the locker room at the Verizon Center revealed the alleged Dec. 21 dispute between Arenas and Crittenton, Yahoo! Sports reported Friday, citing unidentified sources. Crittenton became angry at Arenas for refusing to make good on a gambling debt, according to a New York Post report citing an unidentified source. That prompted Arenas to draw on Crittenton, who then grabbed for a gun, league security sources told the Post. The newspaper said the dispute occurred Dec. 24, and Arenas denied pulling a gun on Crittenton.

wasn’t exactly vintage Spurrier. The Gamecocks still rank last in the Southeastern Conference in rushing and second in passing behind a matured Stephen Garcia and freshman receiver Alshon Jeffery. But, says Spurrier, “We may try to do that again this game.” Or maybe not. Regardless, South Carolina now sports an element of mystery. “He’s the head ball coach,” Gamecocks receiver Moe Brown said. “You never really know with this guy, what he’s going to do. That’s what you’ve gotta love about him.” The matchup makes a Clemson replay seem unlikely. UConn (7-5) ranks 95th of 120 FBS teams in pass defense, giving up 244.8 yards a game through the air and allowing 480 against Cincinnati.

UConn’s offensive plan might be a little more predictable, if no easier to stop. Jordan Todman and Andre Dixon have totaled 2,119 yards and 27 touchdowns rushing, and they’re only 33 yards by Dixon away from having a pair of 1,000-yard rushers. No UConn duo has ever accomplished that in a program that had only 10 players post 1,000-yard seasons before Todman. S p u r r i e r SPURRIER has spent far more time studying UConn’s defense than the offense, but he has picked up on one trend. “They run that off-tackle play,” he said. “It seems like that’s the

play in the Big East this year. I watched Pittsburgh run it about 25 times every game. Obviously UConn runs it and runs it very well. We know we’re going to have to stop that to have a chance to beat them.” South Carolina has struggled against some SEC backs, from Tennessee’s Montario Hardesty (121 yards) to Alabama’s Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram (246). “They’re just as solid as any other running backs we’ve gone against,” All-America linebacker Eric Norwood said of Todman and Dixon. UConn’s Zach Frazer has averaged 227 yards passing in the last five games, giving some balance. The Notre Dame transfer opened the season as starter before hurting his knee, then regained the

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Kelley Godbout (20), being defended by Parkwood’s Cadeja Hood, does it all for Porter Ridge High’s girls. Godbout, a 5-9 junior forward, leads the Pirates in scoring (15.1 ppg), rebounding (6.6 rpg), assists (2.7 apg) and steals (4.4 spg). The Pirates, who are 9-2 on the season, play at Monroe on Wednesday before opening their conference schedule at home against Marvin Ridge on Friday.

job when Cody Endres sustained a shoulder injury against Rutgers. It has been a trying season for the Huskies. Cornerback Jasper Howard was stabbed to death on Oct. 18 at a university-sponsored dance. “For those guys to go 7-5 with the adversity that hit them in the middle of the season was something special,” Spurrier said. Three straight losses followed, and UConn’s bowl hopes were fading. Then came a doubleovertime victory at Notre Dame to kick off a three-game winning streak. “That’s done more for our program than anybody could imagine,” said UConn coach Randy Edsall, whose team is 2-1 in bowls since moving up to Division I-A (now FBS) in 2002.

Texas Tech coach says he did not abuse player LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Fired Texas Tech coach Mike Leach says he did not mistreat a player after a concussion. Leach spoke to The New York Times and ESPN about his firing. He was dismissed Wednesday, two days after his suspension. The school was investigating his treatment of Adam James. The sophomore receiver said Leach twice confined him to a small, dark place after his concussion diagnosis. Leach told the Times on Thursday night LEACH and ESPN on Friday that James was lazy and acted as if entitled to special treatment. James’ father is ESPN analyst Craig James. Leach contends Craig James tried to leverage his position as a way to get more playing time for his son. Text messages by The Associated Press were not immediately returned by Leach. Leach told the Times he ordered that James be taken “out of the light” and did not know specifically where he went. He also said “He was never locked anywhere. At no point was he locked anywhere.” The school fired Leach shortly before the two sides were to appear in court for a hearing on the coach’s suspension. The hearing became moot once a termination letter was handed to him by an attorney with the university, Liggett said. He said a lawsuit would be forthcoming. Texas Tech (8-4) plays Michigan State (6-6) in the Alamo Bowl today.

Northwestern pulls out OT thriller, 38-35, over Auburn TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Pat Fitzgerald reached into Northwestern’s bag of tricks one more time, hoping to pull out the perfect play to give his team a dramatic victory over Auburn in the Outback Bowl. “I’ve had it in my back pocket for four years, and people tell me I’m too conservative. So I said, ‘What the heck. We’re here to win, so let’s go,”’ Fitzgerald said after a version of the old fumblerooskie failed in overtime, leaving the Wildcats with a 38-35 loss on Friday. “And I’d do it again,” the

35-year-old coach said. “Next time I’d score, though, and we’d be celebrating.” Wes Byrum kicked a 21-yard field goal in overtime, and Auburn (8-5) overcame several mistakes, including a costly pair of penalties, that gave Northwestern chances for their first bowl victory in 61 years. On the game’s final play, the Wildcats sent backup kicker Steve Flaherty onto the field seemingly to try to force a second overtime. But with regular kicker Stefan Demos on the sideline after being injured earlier in the

overtime, Fitzgerald had no intention of trying to tie the score. “I just kind of felt like the stars were aligned there when we lost Stef,” Fitzgerald said, adding the “modern-day fumblerooskie” was one of coach Randy Walker’s favorite plays at Northwestern. Walker died of an apparent heart attack in 2006, and Fitzgerald was promoted as his replacement. “We played for the win,” Fitzgerald said. “Unfortunately we ended up a little bit short.” Receiver Zeke Markshausen

took a handoff between the legs from holder Dan Persa and circled right end to try to win the game. Auburn’s Neiko Thorpe stopped him after a 3-yard gain to the 2. “Circumstances were very unusual, but we found a way to win it,” Auburn coach Gene Chizik said. “When I saw where everyone was lined up I knew something was up,” Thorpe said. “It was just so quick and I was afraid I was the only person who saw it. But on the replay you could see there were a lot of people pursuing the play.”

The Tigers intercepted Mike Kafka five times — twice in the end zone — and Walter McFadden returned one of the picks 100 yards for a touchdown that helped Auburn to an early 14-0 lead. Kafka threw for a careerbest 532 yards and four TDs. He rallied Northwestern from a 2-touchdown deficit in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter, and the Wildcats wasted a chance to win it at the end of regulation. “Everybody got their money’s worth today,” Marshausen said. “It was a blast to play in.”

Late flurry gives No. 11 Penn St. 19-17 win over No. 13 LSU ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — After a sloppy start on a muddy field, Penn State finished with a flourish to win the Capital One Bowl. Collin Wagner kicked a 21yard field goal with 57 seconds left, and the No. 11 Nittany Lions staved off a last-ditch drive by No. 13 LSU for a 19-17 victory Friday. Penn State (11-2) gave up a 13-point, second-half lead after Stevan Ridley’s 1-yard touchdown run put LSU (9-4) ahead 17-16 with 12:49 left. But quarterback Daryll Clark led the Nittany Lions on the

game-winning, 12-play drive in crunch time. Penn State had two critical third-down conversions to help set up Wagner’s game-winner — one of four field goals on the day for junior kicker. On the ensuing drive, LSU got to midfield but was whistled for a personal foul penalty that pushed them back to their own 40. Quarterback Jordan Jefferson hit Rueben Randle for a 25-yard gain on the game’s last play to the Penn State 35 but fumbled as time expired. Penn State coach Joe Paterno got his record 24th bowl

win and handed Les Miles his first loss in five bowls as LSU coach. This game will be remembered as much for the messy beginning as the dramatic finish. A driving rainstorm at the start of the game made parts of the field look like a mosh pit. Bad footing and dropped passes were normal in the first half, and Clark fumbled the snap exchange twice — though both were recovered by Penn State. Clark, nagged by questions of whether he can win a big game, ended his college career

on a high note. He finished 18of-35 for 216 yards and 37-yard touchdown pass to Derek Moye in the first quarter. Clark also threw one interception — though he could have had a couple more if LSU had held on to the wet ball. The Nittany Lions emerged from the muck at halftime with a 13-3 lead, but LSU gained traction after rain subsided in the second half. Brandon LaFell’s 24-yard touchdown pass from Jefferson with 13 seconds left drew the Tigers within 16-10 to awaken the slumbering LSU crowd.

Jefferson was 13-of-24 for 202 yards with the TD and one interception, while LaFell finished with five catches for 87 yards. Penn State stalled on its next drive, and Trindon Holliday — the reigning NCAA 100-meter dash champion — returned a punt 37 yards to the LSU 49 to help set up Ridley’s TD run. The teams exchanged stalled drives before Penn State took over for its game-winning effort with 6:54 left. Clark hit a Graham Zug one third-and-4 from the LSU 42 for a key conversion to keep the drive alive.


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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Please take notice that the Marvin Village Council has called for public hearings to be held Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at Banks Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall (10012 New Town Rd.) for the purpose of receiving public comment on the following: a. Proposed Text Amendments to the Zoning Ordinance Article 5, Section 5.1 Relating to Clarification of the R-Marvin Residential District b. Temporary Use Permit #09-10690 for the Marvin Area Recreational Equine Show The Village of Marvin reserves the right to make amendments to the proposed documents based on information received at the public hearing. Citizens are invited to make written and oral comment. All documents are available for inspection by calling the Village Hall at (704) 8431680. The Village of Marvin does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you need auxiliary aid or service or other accommodations in order to attend or fully participate at the public hearing, please contact the Village Clerk at (704) 843-1680 as far in advance as possible so that your request can be considered. January 2, 9, 2010 09 SP 1314 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, UNION COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by JOSHUA ALEXANDER to PRLAP, INC., Trustee(s), which was dated May 31, 2006 and recorded on June 2, 2006 in Book 04182 at Page 0385, Union 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 Union 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 January 5, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: BEING all of Lot 8 of WENSLEY PARK, as same is shown on a map thereof in Plat Cabinet H at File Number 577, 588 and 589 in the Union County Public Registry. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 411 Dexter Place, Monroe, NC 28110. 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 Joshua Alexander. 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

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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.: 09-16215-FC01 December 26, 2009 January 2, 2010

the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Jeremie W. Winters. 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.: 09-17144-FC01 December 26, 2009 January 2, 2010

09 SP 1410 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, UNION COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Jeremie W Winters, married to ANDREW VALENTINE, Trustee(s), which was dated July 19, 2006 and recorded on July 24, 2006 in Book 04238 at Page 0101, Union 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 Union 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 January 5, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: BEING all of Lot 182 of WESLEY CHAPEL, MAP 6, as same is shown on a map thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet J, File No. 16, in the Union County Public Registry. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 716 Perth Drive, Monroe, NC 28110. 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

09 SP 1449 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, UNION COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by DAVID M MCKINNON, Single to M.D. Parker, Trustee(s), which was dated August 26, 1999 and recorded on August 26, 1999 in Book 1292 at Page 341, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on January 5, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: BEING known and designated as all of Lot 168 of the subdivision known as BROOKSTONE VILLAGE, PHASE 1 as shown on plat duly recorded in Plat Cabinet D, File 249 of the Union County Public Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 3310 BrookTree Lane, Indian Trail, North Carolina. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 3310 Brooktree Lane, Indian Trail, NC 28079. 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 re-

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quired 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 Blue Moon City Trust. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. 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.: 09-17196-FC02 December 26, 2009 January 2, 2010

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. 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.: 09-17529-FC01 December 26, 2009 January 2, 2010

09 SP 1450 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, UNION COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by NINA YAKIMENKO to *UNION* TRUSTEE SERVICES OF CAROLINA, LLC, Trustee(s), which was dated March 10, 2006 and recorded on March 16, 2006 in Book 04096 at Page 0803, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on January 5, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: BEING ALL OF LOT 1, 1.85 ACRE OF THE MAUDE C. GRIFFIN HEIRS PROPERTY AS SHOWN ON PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT CABINET I, FILE 786, A REVISION OF PLAT CABINET I, FILE 565. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 504 Clover Leaf Road, Marshville, NC 28103. 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 Nina Yakimenko.

09 SP 1451 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, UNION COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by WILLIAM E DONAGHUE to TRSTE, INC., Trustee(s), which was dated March 31, 2005 and recorded on March 31, 2005 in Book 3734 at Page 736, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on January 5, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: ATTACHED TO, AND INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE IN, THAT CERTAIN DEED OF TRUST FROM WILLIAM E. DONAGHUE TO TRSTE, INC., TRUSTEE FOR WACHOVIA MORTGAGE CORPORATION, RECORDED IN BOOK 3734, PAGE 736, UNION COUNTY REGISTRY. Tax Code: 09-234-073 BEGINNING at a point as evidenced by an iron on the eastern margin of Summit Street, said point being a common corner with Barlena Perry (now Snyder) (said point also being the point at which the center line of Dillon Street, now closed, would have intersected with Summit Street); runs thence from said BEGINNING point along the eastern margin of Summit Street North 0 degrees 15 minutes East 220.00 feet to a point as evidenced by an iron; runs thence common line with Lot #2, South 89 degrees 45 minutes East 163.00 feet to a point as evidenced by an iron; runs thence with a fence line South 4 degrees 53 minutes 30 seconds East a total distance of 220.80 feet; runs thence common line with said Barlena Perry (now Snyder) property, North 89 degrees 45 minutes West 181.00 feet to the point and place of BEGINNING and being all of Lots 3, 4, 5 and 6 in Block 4 of Armfield Heights Subdivision in Plat Book 1, page 157, and the northern half of Dillon Street, now closed, as shown upon map of survey dated 0917-76 by Walter L. Gordon, R.L.S. See Deed recorded in Book 3684, page 0858, Union County Registry. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 715 Summit Street, Monroe, NC 28112. 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,


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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 All Lawful Heirs of William Edward Donaghue. 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. 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.: 09-17629-FC01 December 26, 2009 January 2, 2010

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. 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.: 09-19571-FC01 December 26, 2009 January 2, 2010

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. Lisa S. Campbell Substitute Trustee PO Box 4006 Wilmington, NC 28406 PHONE: 910-392-4971 FAX: 910-392-8051 File No.: 09-10085-FC01 December 26, 2009 January 2, 2010

recorded on February 4, 2003 in Book 2054 at Page 339, Union 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, Lisa S. Campbell, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Union 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 January 7, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: BEING all of Lot 34 of Braefield, Phase 2, Map 1, as shown on plat thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet F, File No. 182, Union County Public Registry. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 3613 Braefield Drive, Indian Trail, NC 28079. 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 Janine N. Eyerly and husband, Seamus Eyerly. 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. Lisa S. Campbell Substitute Trustee PO Box 4006 Wilmington, NC 28406 PHONE: 910-392-4971 FAX: 910-392-8051 File No.: 09-02474-FC01 December 26, 2009 January 2, 2010

North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on January 5, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: Being all of Lot 2 of PROVIDENCE GROVE SUBDIVISION, PHASE 2, MAP 3, as same is shown on map thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet J File 388-389, Union County, North Carolina. Deed Reference: Book 3298 Page 547 and Book 3298 Page 709 The improvements thereon being known as 8228 PENMAN SPRINGS DRIVE, Waxhaw, NC 28173 Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 8228 Penman Springs Drive, Waxhaw, NC 28173. 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 Ndidi Uttipine. 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. 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.: 09-07447-FC01 December 26, 2009 January 2, 2010

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09 SP 1686 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, UNION COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by TANGELA C PRATT AND HUSBAND TRAVIUS L. PRATT AKA TRAVIUS PRATT to PRLAP, INC., Trustee(s), which was dated January 31, 2007 and recorded on February 2, 2007 in Book 04448 at Page 0641, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on January 5, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: LYING AND BEING SITUATE IN UNION COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEING ALL OF LOT 312, SOUTHWINDS, PHASE 2, MAP 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT CABINET J, FILE 158, IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS OF UNION COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 755 Skywatch Lane, Monroe, NC 28112. 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 Tangela C. Pratt and husband, Travius L. Pratt. 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

09 SP 1687 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, UNION COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Jessica L. Howlett and Terence L. Howlett, a married couple to Jake C. Helder, Trustee(s), which was dated July 8, 2005 and recorded on July 8, 2005 in Book 3836 at Page 837, Union 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, Lisa S. Campbell, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on January 5, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: BEING ALL OF LOT(S) 42, BLOCK M, HEMBY ACRES, SECTION II ACCORDING TO A PLAT DULY RECORDED IN MAP BOOK 6, PAGE 152, UNION COUNTY REGISTRY. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 5803 Woody Grove Road, Indian Trail, NC 28079. 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 Terence L. Howlett and wife, Jessica L. Howlett. 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

09 SP 1856 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, UNION COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by HENRY OKEKE AND IBUKUN OKEKE, HUSBAND AND WIFE to FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE, Trustee(s), which was dated June 13, 2008 and recorded on June 16, 2008 in Book 04916 at Page 0473, Union 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, Lisa S. Campbell, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on January 5, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: Being all of Lot 694 of Crismark, Section I, Phase 11, Map 1, as same is shown on map thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet H at File 697 in the Union Public Registry. Parcel # 07057823 Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 1001 Breakmaker Lane, Indian Trail, NC 28079. 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 Henry okeke and wife Ibukun okeke. 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. Lisa S. Campbell Substitute Trustee PO Box 4006 Wilmington, NC 28406 PHONE: 910-392-4971 FAX: 910-392-8051 File No.: 09-00363-FC01 December 26, 2009 January 2, 2010 09 SP 549 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, UNION COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by SEAMUS EYERLY AND JANINE N EYERLY aka Janine Eyerly, HUSBAND AND WIFE to WILLIAM R. ECHOLS, Trustee(s), which was dated January 28, 2003 and

09 SP 621 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, UNION COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by NDIDI UTTIPINE to PRLAP, INC., Trustee(s), which was dated May 22, 2007 and recorded on May 24, 2007 in Book 04563 at Page 0433, Union County Registry,

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PETS & LIVESTOCK The Enquirer-Journal reprovided, dep req’d, No serves the right to edit or rePets, 704-292-9052 ject and correctly classify an 062 Homes for Pets ad at any time. The Enquir114 Houses For Rent er-Journal will assume no li- Free (2) 2 year old cats, all ability for omission of adver3 br 1ba brick Concord shots & fixed, owner died tising material in whole or in Hwy. $650mo. +sec. good home needed, part. (704)283-6386 dep, ref’s req’d, call ERRORS (704)220-7928 Please check your ad the Free Lab/Shepherd mix first day it runs. If you find an pups 2 females, 3 males 3br 2ba Monroe, $300 error, call the first day so dep. $300 every 2 good homes needed your ad can be corrected. weeks, (704)221-4233 704)218-7854 The Enquirer-Journal will give credit for only the first Nearly new 3 & 4BR in incorrect publication. Free must see Shar pei/Wht. Monroe, $800-$950mo. Lab long hair & fluffy 6 fe(704)289-5410 PAYMENT males, beautiful markings 704-272-6294 Owner financing 3br 2.5ba Pre-payment is required for town home. $149,900.00 all individual ads and all MERCHANDISE owner financing available. business ads. Business ac4005 F Christine Lane counts may apply for pre-apWaxhaw NC (Alma Vilproved credit. For your con069 Appliances venience, we accept Visa, lage) Call 704-609-5463 Refrigerator & Stoves Master Card, cash, or Parkwood Schools 2br 1ba $99.99 checks +small BR or office, large Washers & Dryers $79.99 FAX: 704-289-2929 yard, $600mo +dep. 704-649-3821 ★★★★★★★★★★★★ (704)764-7224 014 Lost & Found Found blk & wht cat near BiLo located 1642 Dickerson Blvd in Monroe. Very friendly! (704)218-3504

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Metal Roofing 3ft wide $1.40 LF 1-803-789-5500

Unionville area 3br 1ba $775 mo. +dep. (704)385-8218

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For Sale by Owner, 50 acres Piedmont schools, well installed perk permitted. Mostly wooded, some grass.

$500,000 Call day 704-291-1061 or night 704-289-1734

Hamilton Place • 2808 Arrowhead Ct. $172,500 3 Bed/2 1/2 Bath/+Bonus Room, 1760 sq. ft. / .39 acre premium lot, 2 Car Garage, Gas FP, New Paint, Carpet, ceramic tile, counter tops & gutters. Master suite w/trey ceiling. Contact Perkins Properties, 704-579-1364 MLS 717444

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Ranch home with all new tile flooring/all new neutral carpet thru out/Master bath has dual sinks/garden tubshower. Kitchen has new installed oven.

Call Elsie: 704-363-8815 PRUDENTIAL CAROLINAS REALTY

Jeff Hall - Realtor/Broker 980-722-6702-cell jeffhall@kw.com

Call Remax Executive: 704.602.8295, Lara Taylor

Attention Golfers FOR SALE BY OWNER 2731 Rolling Hills Drive 704-283-6519 or 704-242-1303 Brick home w/approx. 3200 sq. ft. w/4 large BDs, 3 Full BAs, 2 half BAs, GR room w/rock fireplace w/gas logs. Formal dining room, Bkfst room & kitchen w/pantry. Rear deck overlooking large yard w/garden spot. Oversized garage. Porter Ridge School District.

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5930 Timbertop Lane Charlotte, NC 28215

.87 ac cul-de-sac lot. Gated Community with full amenities; Swim,Tennis, Club House. $189,000. MLS#850338.

Jeff Hall - Realtor/Broker 980-722-6702-cell jeffhall@kw.com

Enjoy entertaining in this wonderful Marshville home: over 3500 sq. ft. on 2 acres. Holiday dinners a breeze to prepare in the spacious kitchen. Grand living and dining rooms. 5 bedrooms; 5 fireplaces; den; screeened porch.

3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath. Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops/ hardwoods and ceramic tile/jacuzzi jet master bath.

Jeff Hall - Realtor/Broker 980-722-6702-cell jeffhall@kw.com

3BR 2B home on 1.23 acres Pageland SC. home has sheetrock walls, new laminate floors, berber carpet, front and rear decks, septic tank, Pela storm doors, counter tops, whirlpool tub with jets. heat pump is 2 yrs old. Refri, stove and dishwasher and gas logs to remain. This home is top of the line. Home can be seen on my web site : terripurser.remax-carolina.com list price $79,500.

Call 704-488-5869 Terri Purser Re/Max Steeplechase Monroe

New 2007, 3BR, 2BA, 2 car garage, rec room, s/s appliances, ceramic tile, 1 ac lot, lots of extras. Must see! $167,400 CALL 704-243-4656

4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 car garage. Over 2000 square feet. Near Waxhaw. 704-621-7799

$169,000

881 Clonmel Drive • Desired Shannamara Golf Community Breathtaking brick home w/open floor plan. Master on main. Gourmet kitchen w/extras. Oversize bedrooms & Loft. Beautiful landscape w/deck, & in-ground pool. Fenced yard w/ mature trees behind for privacy. For more information and virtual tour visit http://www.MyRealtorMichael.com/ Offered at $399,900

Michael Calabrese 704-231-7750

REDU LEASE TO OWN!! 2322 Lexington Ave. (Near New Walter Bickett Elem.) 2224 heated sq. ft. Built in 2004. Like new inside and out 3-4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, stone and vinyl exterior, new appliances.

$169,900 to buy or lease to purchase. Call 704-488-7722

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