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Edwards’ fate in jury’s hands BY JASON deBRUYN

Staff Writer

MONROE The fate of a man charged with murder now sits with a jury. Attorneys finished closing arguments Wednesday in the trial of Dan Warren Edwards, 59, formerly of 3204 Collaroy Road, who is charged with first-degree murder. Police said Edwards smothered his wife, Logan Drake Edwards, with a pillow in their Waxhaw home on Oct. 31, 2008. With all evidence submitted, attorneys got the chance to argue their side of the case to the jury.

“You have to convict (Dan Edwards) of first-degree murder because that’s what the evidence shows and that’s what common sense says,” assistant district attorney Steve Higdon told the jury during his closing statements. Edwards’ attorney Richard Culler told the jury that his client acted out of “rage” and “passion,” he said. “It was provoked, it was based on emotion and it was not done under cool or collection.” Culler characterized Dan Edwards as a man who cared deeply for his wife and was crushed

when she no longer reciprocated that love. “When he did what he did, he broke his own heart,” Culler said. “There is overwhelming evidence that Dan Edwards tried everything he could think of to make (the marriage) work.” Dan Edwards testified earlier in the trial, and his attorney commented on Edwards’ appearance. “What you saw on the witness stand was someone trying to show you his heart,” Culler said. Higdon reminded the jury that the trial was not about whether

or not Dan Edwards was a good guy, a good friend or a good coworker; it was a murder trial and Dan Edwards already submitted an eight-page confession and acted out on video how he said he killed his wife. At times during the trial, Culler characterized Logan Edwards as violent and said that Dan Edwards could have been afraid of being assaulted the night Logan Edwards was strangled. It was inappropriate to argue in that manner, Higdon said.

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As Union County native Elizabeth Southard competes in the 2010 Miss America contest, her sister Sarah is sharing the experience online at enquirerjourSarah nal.com. Southard Sarah, the reigning Miss Mecklenburg County, arrived in Las Vegas this week to watch her sister compete for the Miss America crown, the winner of which will be chosen Saturday night. Here’s an excerpt from Sarah’s blog: “Well today is most definitely not a typical day for me! I am currently sitting in talent rehearsal watching some amazing talents for Miss America. Last night Katherine had swimsuit and evening gown both in which she looked stunning! I am soaking up every second of this once in a lifetime opportunity to watch such amazing women compete, of course we all know where my heart lies! GO KAT!” Follow the week’s adventures at enquirerjournal. com. Scroll down and click “Blogs” under the “Contact Us” portion on the left side of the Web site. Look for entries by ‘missmeckcounty’ from there.

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Jennifer Kappas, an early childhood specialist with CCR, worked for a different child care referral agency when she was pregnant with her son. She, too, sought out quality child care through CCR. “There was a child care center literally within walking distance of my home,” she said, “but I wanted to know, ‘Is it good?’” When parents or guardians call CCR, a counselor can guide them

MONROE Commissioners will meet with staff to see if there is a cheap way to resolve a sewer problem in the eastern part of the county. “Absolutely, something needs to be done,” Commissioner Tracy Kuehler said. “The question is what?” The eastern sewer system is in violation of N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources regulations for sewer spills that have become common during heavy rains. Union County faces fines of up to $25,000 per day if the problem is not taken care of by Feb. 4. Public Works director Ed Goscicki proposed a project he said would end the spills and move the county away from fines, but commissioners contend that project, with an $8 million price tag, is too expensive. Part of the problem comes from rain- and groundwater that seeps into sewer pipes maintained by Marshville and Wingate. Commissioner Lanny Openshaw said there is nothing the county can do about that added capacity from those that water, known as inflow and infiltration, or I&I, and it would not be in the county’s best interest to undertake a major over-

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Sarah Polk calls out words during a bingo game to teach vocabulary in the after school program at Christ Community Child Care of Indian Trail. Six-year-old Katy Shillingburg raises her hand as she finds a word while her brother Branson searches his bingo board.

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MONROE Carolyn Hazeldine moved from New Jersey to North Carolina five years ago. A former teacher with three young children, she knew she wanted quality child care, but wasn’t familiar with the local programs. “I was in the position to say, ‘They’re not going to be where I have taught,’” she said. Hazeldine turned to Child Care Resources, a free referral agency offering advice on quality child care from birth to age 12. She now serves as senior vice president of institutional advancement for CCR. The private, nonprofit United Way agency refers parents to “the highest quality programs in their area that meet their needs and

preferences,” Hazeldine said. In 2008, there were more than 18,000 children under 6 living with their parents in Union County, most in households where both parents worked, the American Community Survey reported. “When we look at the statistics, there’s a need” for child care, Hazeldine said. Even so, fewer Union County families are using the agency, she said. “We’re not serving as many as we would like.” With unemployment up, fewer families may need child care, she said, or can’t afford the one they want. Families new to the area might not know about the agency, she said. Last year, CCR in Union, Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties served 8,878 families, including more than 2,100 through its online database.

Hazeldine hopes to bring those numbers up while taking the guess work out of which child care program parents should choose. Any family can use the agency, which can also determine if parents or guardians are eligible for financial aid.

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Internet sales director Mario Santoro for Scott Clark Toyota discusses the parts and models involved with the recall of several of the most popular models.

STALLINGS More than a quarter of the cars at Scott Clark’s Toyota City can’t be sold until workers install new accelerator pedals. Toyota Motor Sales announced Tuesday that its 1,200 American dealerships will temporarily suspend sales of eight models involved in the recall for sticking accelerator pedals. The company recalled four million vehicles in late November, saying they’d all need to get their pedals replaced. Pedals made by a Canadian

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Recalled models The Toyota Recall applies to the following: 2009-2010 RAV4, 2009-2010 Corolla, 2009-2010 Matrix, 2005-2010 Avalon, 2007-2010 Camry, 2010 Highlander, 2007-2010 Tundra, 2008-2010 Sequoia


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DEATHS Doris Ruth Funk

Fort Mill, SC Doris Ruth Funk, 83, passed away Monday, January 18, 2010. She was born in Philadelphia, PA on January 30, 1926 daughter of the late William and Bessie Tew Horrocks. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 11:00 AM in the Gordon Funeral Chapel, officiated by Mr. Rex Trogdon and Rev. David Horrocks. Entombment will follow at Lakeland Memorial Park. Mrs. Funk was preceded in death by her husband, Leo John Funk. She is survived by her son, John “Jack” Funk and wife Carol of Ft. Mill, SC, daughters, Betsy Mokry and husband Garry of Wills Point, TX, and Grace Long and husband Paul of Saopaulo, Brazil South America, 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00 until 7:30 at Gordon Funeral Service, 1904 Lancaster Ave., Monroe, NC 28112. Memorials may be made to JAARS, P O Box 248, Waxhaw, NC 28173 or Samaritans Purse Haitians Relief Fund, Project #013942, P O Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607. Online condolences may be made at www.gordonfuneralservice.com PAID OBITUARY

Mikhael Braverman

Waxhaw Mr. Mikhael Braverman, of Waxhaw, died on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010. Graveside services were held at Forest Lawn East. Arrangements were handled by Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington.

Author Louis Auchincloss dies at age 92 NEW YORK (AP) — Louis Auchincloss, a prolific author of fiction and nonfiction whose dozens of books imparted sober, firsthand knowledge of America’s patrician class, has died. He was 92, He wrote more than 50 books, averaging about one a year after the end of World War II, Auchincloss lived up to the old world ideal of being “useful,” bearing the various titles of writer, attorney, community leader and family man. He was a partner at the Wall Street firm of Hawkins, Delafield & Wood and the father of three. He served as president of both the Museum of the City of New York and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He was born in New York in 1917. Auchincloss’ grandmother knew Edith Wharton and his father was a Wall Street lawyer. The family and their servants lived in a brownstone a block from the Park Avenue residence that Louis Auchincloss later loved. His early years were typical of his class: a Fifth Avenue private school, Groton, Yale University, law school at the University of Virginia. After serving in the Navy during World War II, he completed his first novel, “The Indifferent Children,” a war story the insecure young writer published under the pen name “Andrew Lee.”

COMING EVENTS Grace Couick McWhorter

Monroe Mrs. Grace Couick McWhorter, 92, died Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at CMCUnion. She formerly resided at Hillcrest Baptist Church Rest Home in Monroe, NC. Mrs. McWhorter was born in Union County on April 14, 1917, daughter of the late Gideon Odell Couick and Minnie Helms Couick. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Friday, January 29, 2010 at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, officiated by Rev. Howard Flemming and Rev. Marilyn Wooten. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Edward McWhorter in 1978, her son, Edward Carlton McWhorter in 2006, granddaughter, Leah Beth McWhorter in 1980. Mrs. McWhorter was also preceded in death by her brothers, Aubrey, Ray, Odell, Wilburn, and Edwin Couick, a sister, Lenola Couick McWhorter Clayton, and half-sisters, infant Dorothy Couick, Christine C. Williams, and a half-brother, infant Boyce Couick and her step-mother, Carrie Sims Couick. She is survived by a son, Melvin Clay McWhorter and wife Nell of Monroe, a daughter, Cathy McWhorter Griffin and husband Steve of Monroe, a daughter-inlaw, Betty McWhorter of Monroe, three grandchildren, Sherrie McWhorter of Greensboro, Lori Thomas of Monroe and Leslie Schlappich of Waxhaw, three great grandchildren, Brittany Lee Thomas, Greyson Hunter Cook and Erica Logan Schlappich of Monroe; half- brothers, Howard Couick of Ft. Mill, SC and Bobby Couick of Waxhaw; half-sisters, Margaret C. Hand of Newton, Joyce Hedgepath of Polkton, Carolyn C. Williams of Monroe and Irene C. Guion of Matthews. The family will receive friends Thursday, January 28, 2010 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Gordon Funeral Service, 1904 Lancaster Ave., Monroe, NC 28112. Memorials may be made to Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 5300 Nesbit Rd., Waxhaw, NC 28173. Online condolences may be made at www.gordonfuneralservice.com PAID OBITUARY

Eva Hinkel

Charlotte Mrs. Eva Hinkel, 84, of Charlotte, died on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington Chapel.

Goldie Tate Spector

Indian Trail Mrs. Goldie Tate Spector, 89, of Indian Trail, died on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010 at Lake Park. Memorial service is at 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29, at Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington Chapel.

Juanita Baker Stevenson

Monroe Mrs. Juanita Baker Stevenson, age 88 died Tuesday (Jan. 26, 2010) at her home. Funeral services for will be 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, in the McEwen Colonial Chapel conducted by the Rev. Brian Franklin, with burial to follow in Lakeland Memorial Park. Born April 10, 1921 in Union County, she was the daughter of the late Mr. Robert Harold Baker and the late Mrs. Carrie Elizabeth Trull Baker. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband: John D. Stevenson. Survivors include one son, Larry Stevenson of Monroe; two grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one great great grandchild. Visitation is Friday Jan. 29, 2010 from 12:30 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at McEwen Funeral Home in Monroe. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Stanly County, 901 North First Street, Albemarle, NC 28001-3350. McEwen Funeral and Cremation Service of Monroe is serving the family of Mrs. Stevenson.

Joyce Ann Zuber

waxhaw Joyce Ann Zuber, 72, died on Tuesday, (Jan. 26, 2010) at CMC-Pineville. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30. at Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington Chapel. Mrs. Zuber was born on May 15, 1937 in China Spring, Texas. Daughter to the late Jack and Ruby DeHay Crump. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Kathy Zuber Shadle. Survivors include her husband Darrell Zuber of Waxhaw; daughter Terri Zuber of Charlotte; three grandchildren; two sisters, Penny Platt of Dallas, Texas, and Peggy Upchurch of Denton, Texas. Memorials should be made to the Barnabas Fund, C/O, Church at Charlotte, 2500 Carmel Road, Charlotte, NC, 28226 or to Wesley Chapel Volunteer Fire Department, 8221 New Town Road, Waxhaw, NC, 28173. Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington. Online guestbook is available at www.heritagefuneral.net.

Andrea Dean Baker Williams

Monroe Andrea Dean Baker Williams, 65, of Monroe, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010 at Carolinas Medical CenterUnion. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Monroe.

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‘Big Bang’ physicist dies at 52 PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Physicist Andrew E. Lange, co-leader of an international team that produced a detailed image of remnants of the Big Bang showing the universe is flat, has died in an apparent suicide, police said Tuesday. He was 52. Lange was a physicist at the California Institute of Technology. University President Jean-Lou Chameau notified the institution in an e-mail that Lange apparently took his own life on Friday. Lange checked into a hotel Thursday and the next morning housekeepers found him dead, apparently due to asphyxiation, said police Detective Lt. John Dewar. “It appears to be a suicide,” Dewar said. Lange recently resigned as chairman of the Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy, Caltech said. Lange was best known as co-leader of project “Boomerang,” which in 1998 used a telescope, carried over Antarctica by a balloon for 10½ days, to study the so-called cosmic microwave background — a gas of thermal radiation left over from the embryonic universe. The experiment showed the spatial geometry of the universe is flat and supported theories that it will expand forever and not collapse upon itself. The observations were considered the first detailed images of the infant universe, according to Caltech. They largely matched predictions and suggested that scientists are on the right track in understanding the earliest moments of the universe, its age and the amount of so-called dark matter that holds galaxies together. “It is an incredible triumph of modern cosmology to have predicted their basic form so accurately,” Lange said when the research was published in 2000. A flat universe also supports the “inflation” theory that the universe underwent a rapid expansion in a fraction of a nanosecond after its birth. Lange and Italian team leader, Paolo De Bernardis of Rome’s La Sapienza university, were awarded one of Italy’s 2006 Balzan prizes, annual awards of 1 million Swiss francs, for contributions to cosmology. (Boomerang was short for Balloon Observations of Millimetric Extragalactic Radiation and Geophysics.) Lange was born July 23, 1957, in Illinois. He graduated from Princeton University in 1980, received a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1987, and was a visiting associate at Caltech in 1993-94. He was appointed a full professor in 1994 and was named the Marvin L. Goldberger Professor of Physics in 2001. In 2006, he became a senior research scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and was appointed chairman of Caltech’s physics, mathematics and astronomy division in 2008. Lange had three young sons, according to the university. A complete list of survivors was not immediately available.

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• UNION WEST ROTARY, 7:30 a.m., civic building behind Indian Trail Town Hall. For details, call Sean Helms, 704-8499332. • WAXHAW-WEDDINGTON SUNRISE ROTARY CLUB, 7:30 a.m., Rippington’s Restaurant, 109 W. South Main Street, Waxhaw. For information, call Jerry Simpson, 704363-2173. • VIOLENCE PREVENTION TASK FORCE, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Details, United Family Services, 704-226-1352. • BABY TIME, 10:30 a.m., Union West Library. Details, 704-821-7475. •  KIWANIS CLUB OF MONROE, noon to 1 p.m., Rolling Hills Country Club. For details, call Fran Dandridge at 704-289-9429. •  SENIOR CITIZENS CANASTA, 12:30 p.m., Ellen Fitzgerald Center. For information, call Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center at 704-282-4657. • HOMEWORK HELP NIGHT, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monroe Library. For grades one through eight. Details, Kim, 704-283-8184, ext. 238. • THURSDAY TALES, 5 p.m., Monroe Library. For ages 5 and up and their caregivers. Details, 704-283-8184. •  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. •  WAXHAW TOPS #613 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Waxhaw Bible Church, 6810 Pleasant Grove Road. Details, 704-843-5518 or 704-254-3880. • ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Sunset group, 6 p.m., 1010 McManus St., Monroe. Details, 704-219-6245. • UNION COUNTY CRUISERS, 6:30 p.m., Monroe Mall, next to Pizza Hut. Custom and classic cars. Details, 704-2381600. •  PILOT CLUB OF MONROE, 6:30 p.m., David Tucker Construction, 1139-A N. Charlotte Ave. Business and program meeting. Details, Vada Tucker, president, 704-2921329. • PRESERVATION SOCIETY, 7 p.m., Waxhaw Town Hall. •  GARDEN CLUB OF WAXHAW, 7 p.m., call Pat Kitto at 704-843-5931 for location. • SENIOR DANCE, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Ellen Fitzgerald Center, Line dancing and ballroom dancing. Details, 704-282-4657. •  BINGO, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Indian Trail VFW, 100 VFW Lane, Indian Trail; $500 jackpot. For details, call 704-821-9753. •  WEDDINGTON OPTIMIST CLUB, 7 p.m., Weddington Optimist Park, N.C. 84. For details, call Aubrey Moore, 704283-1805 or Ron Stamey, 704-846-1754. • BOY SCOUT TROOP 98, 7 p.m., Hemby Bridge Church, 6010 Mill Grove Road. For details, call 704882-3482. • MOTHER OF TWINS CLUB Monroe, 7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, Hayne Street. For details, call Tawnee Bound, 704283-7685. • COCAINE ANONYMOUS meeting, 7:30 p.m., at the Friendship Home, 2111 Stafford St. Ext., Monroe. • AL-ANON, 8 p.m., First Step Recovery Center, 1623 Sunset Drive, Monroe. Details, 704-2830944, 704-764-7651.

•  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., Edwards Library, Marshville. Details, 704624-2828. • TURNING POINT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GROUP, 4 p.m. at the shelter. Details, 704-283-7233. •  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. • NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Nicey Grove Baptist Church, 318 Camden Road, Wingate. Details, 704-221-7352. • OVERCOMERS OUTREACH ANONYMOUS, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 1700 Secrest Shortcut Road. For details call 704-8469223. • PAGELAND SINGLES DANCE, 7 p.m. to midnight, Pageland, S.C., American Legion Post 92. Live music, married couples welcome. Bring covered dish. Admission, $10. Must be 21. Details, Lloyd or Margaret Melton at (843) 634-3787 after 6 p.m. • 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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Walkup Avenue area stores plagued by robberies BY ELISABETH ARRIERO

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MONROE A Tuesday night robbery marked the fourth time in as many years that a Walkup Avenue convenience store has been robbed. A man with his face covered walked into Sunny Food Mart, at 1800 Walkup Ave., about 8:30 p.m. and put a silver hand gun to Sophea Pich’s head. Pich was working as a clerk at the time, police said. The man took money from both cash registers

Child Continued from Page 1A through finding potential child care programs that best fit their needs. Some areas to consider are the child’s age, family income and special needs. They can also give a program’s star rating, a statewide quality measure. Ratings are based on a program’s environment, educational training and history of compliance with state regulations. Programs meeting minimum standards receive one star; those exceeding basic requirements may receive five stars. Some programs aren’t required to be licensed, including some churchoperated programs or those that operate seasonally or less than four hours a day. All CCR counselors have a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or related field with a minimum of three years of experience working with children in a child care setting.

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Cars Continued from Page 1A company have two parts, and the connector can sometimes become worn overtime, causing the pedal to give more easily or depress more slowly, internet sales manager Mario Santoro said. A Japanese company’s counterpart is made with one piece and does not have the same issues. The Canadian company makes car pedals for 42 car companies, with Toyota being one of the largest. The cars will remain on display and sales agents will get contact information from customers interested in buying the recalled models, Santoro said. “Customers have a lot of confidence in Toyota to fix this problem,” he said. “We’re directing people to come back at a later time.” The dealership examined records from the past five years and hasn’t heard one complaint from

totaling $200 as well as the business’s wireless phone, reports state. Sophin Pich, Sophea Pich’s brother, said he’s owned the store since May. After hearing about the store’s history with armed robberies, he decided to invest in a bullet proof window. But those cost $1,600 a piece and he would need three, he said. “It’s just so expensive. I was in the process of saving up when this happened,” he said. On Nov. 7, 2006, someone are in demand and sometimes have waiting lists, Hazeldine said; that’s why it’s never too early to start looking at options. Infant care can be especially scarce, she said. Kappas, whose son is in kindergarten, contacted CCR shortly after she found out she was pregnant. To plan ahead, she wanted to know where programs were, their hours of operation and their ratings. The average phone call to a counselor may take 20 minutes, Hazeldine said, but resources go far beyond that. “I got the information verbally over the phone, but I got it in my hand, too,” Kappas said. Her counselor mailed hard copies of the suggested material within a few days of their conversation. Because state consultants provide written public record of their visits to child care programs, Kappas reviewed those, too. Child care isn’t just baby-sitting, Kappas said; it’s “actual care” and enrichment with many options to consider. Once counselors steer parents in the right direction, they equip them to customers about the accelerator getting stuck, Santoro said. No one had brought in their car following Tuesday’s sales suspension as of 4 p.m. Wednesday. “I was actually blown away. I figured there’d be a lot of people standing outside this morning with questions about their cars,” he said. Scott Clarks is the second largest Toyota dealership in a five-state region, selling 6,800 cars each year, Santoro said. The Camry, the number one selling car in America, is a part of the recall and Santoro acknowledged it will hurt business. Of the dealership’s 650 vehicles, 175 cannot be sold. “What they’re doing is very proactive,” he said. “They want to fix the ones on the road first and then fix the ones on the production line.” Monroe resident Kathern Aldridge appreciates the company’s voluntary recall. “It’s considerate to their customers. Safety

attempted to take money from Bernardo Gonzalez, of 300 Jones St., at knife point. On Nov. 13, 2007, someone took $450 after robbing the store at gunpoint. Most recently, on Feb. 7, 2009, a man entered the store and robbed the two clerks at gunpoint. Linda Cooper of Monroe, who sometimes works at the store, said she’s surprised the store hasn’t been robbed more than it has. “It’s a high crime area. It’s dog eat dog over there,” she said.

Police Chief Debra Duncan doesn’t think the crimes are connected. Many factors can affect how often a place is robbed, including proximity to a major road and late hours, she said. But store owners can take steps such as adding cameras and increasing lighting to prevent crime. “A lot of times that works but it doesn’t mean it’s always going to,” she said. Cooper said a certain demeanor can help discourage crime as well.

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“You almost have to be mean to survive. You have to be assertive and show no fear,” she said. Sophin Pich is not so much scared after the robbery, but he is anxious to catch the robber, he said. It’s unfortunate, he said, but robberies sometimes come with the territory of owning a store. “I’m always expecting something to happen. My expectation is: it’s going to happen one of these days. All of a sudden, that day came,” he said.

“This is also not a trial of Logan Edwards, even though it may have felt like it sometimes,” he told jurors. “It’s offensive the way this defense has treated her in this trial.” Culler requested that the judge offer a “voluntary manslaughter” verdict to the jury, but Judge Jack Hooks denied that motion. The jury may choose only from the charges of “guilty of first-degree murder,” “guilty of second-degree murder,” or “not guilty.” As Hooks announced the only charges, members of Logan Edwads’ family, who have been present every day of the trial, breathed deeply and squeezed each other’s hands, smiling. The jury will return 9:30 a.m. today to continue deliberations.

them get and maintain high ratings. Other training sessions join these leaders with city and town officials to ensure that programs are up to code on building standards, sanitation and nutrition. CCR receives funding from the N.C. Division of Child Development, United Way of Central Carolinas and Union Smart Start. Call Child Care Resources in Monroe at 704-238-8800 or visit www. childcareresourcesinc. org. Resources are available in English and Spanish.

Sewer Continued from Page 1A haul of the eastern system if much of the problem stems from the towns. Wingate started a $2.3 million project Monday to fix about 30 percent of its pipes. Kuehler said her best solution would fix the county’s system enough to ward off any fines at the cheapest price to the taxpayer. Then plan an entire overhaul of the system in conjunction with Marshville, Wingate and, if necessary, Pilgrim’s Pride to fix everything with the input of all players, not piecemeal a project that would fix only part of the problem. Commissioners will meet with Goscicki Thursday to see if such a solution is possible. In previous meetings, Goscicki and county manager Al Greene said their proposed project is the best solution; Kuehler said more definitive answers would be forthcoming after the meeting.

DID YOU KNOW? complete the search on their own. Parents can take a four-page checklist when visiting the programs to rate the programs themselves. A parent may know his or her child, Hazeldine said, but needs to observe the entire program. The checklist questions its environment, programming, health and safety, children, staff, activities and policies.

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Aside from program advice, CCR offers support and encouragement throughout parenting. The agency keeps dozens of tip sheets with suggestions on dealing with homework hassles, literacy, misbehavior, temporary care, prenatal care and working parents with adolescents. The agency also trains program leaders to help

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Union County has 153 child care programs, licensed and license exempt that are legally operating. - 75 full day child care centers, including 18 public pre-kindergarten programs - 31 family child care homes - 15 part-day preschools - 32 school-age only programs, including 27 public afterschool programs Source: Child Care Resources database

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Poole’s indictments Anyone who followed Mike Easley as attorney general and governor no doubt noticed his well-dressed young aide. Ruffin Poole, now 37, joined the attorney general’s staff fresh out of law school and rose quickly to become known as “the little governor.” Now he has fallen just as fast. A federal grand jury has indicted Poole on 51 counts, alleging he used his influence to reward himself financially. Under our system, Poole is innocent until proven guilty. The same is true for Easley. He has not been indicted, and the indictments do not mention him by name. Nonetheless, the indictments provide a disturbing look at how North Carolina state government has been run. The Easley administration built a web of connections with former campaign supporters and donors. Those who helped Easley get elected were often rewarded with key positions on state boards and commissions or they were graced with the governor’s company on social occasions. It appears from the allegations in the indictments and from 2009 testimony before the State Board of Elections that the governor’s friends got special treatment. Easley was an unusual politician, one who did not cherish the spotlight. He was a recluse. Once elected, he often disappeared, handing responsibilities to Poole. Supporters were told that if they needed things done, they should contact “the little governor.” The indictments all say that Poole used this delegated power for personal gain. The behavior described in the allegations is not that different from activities that, until recent years, were open and legal here. Lobbyists and their employers regularly treated legislators and key administration aides to weekends at golf, tennis and beach resorts. The meals and alcohol flowed freely in Raleigh, all on special-interest credit cards. During debates over proposed reforms to these practices, both politicians and the lobbyists argued that all of this spending was simply about social relationships. They said influence was not being peddled, just friendship. To which skeptics responded: It’s odd that these special interests were only interested in having politicians who could deliver for them as their “friends.” North Carolinians should remember these indictments when they question candidates for office this year. A number of reform proposals remain on the table as changes that would further restrict how influence can be bought and sold in Raleigh and how the public can gain access to what are now behindthe-scenes dealings. Poole will have his day in court, but these indictments and other evidence from the Easley scandals all suggest that the system has already been found guilty. Winston-Salem Journal

YOUR VIEW When will justice ever be served? The humiliation of County Commissioners will continue until Pinky Marsh get his day in court. Has anyone read the injunction the county has asked for against Pinky and his Mother? If you haven’t and you are a taxpayer in Union County, I would advise you to get a copy and read it. The county legal staff is making a complete mockery of our judicial system. They are attempting to use our Health Department and Sheriff ’s Office for health and safety issues. In three seasons, there has been no health or safety violations. If so, Pinky should have been written a citation. Facts: 1. In May 2007, Pinky was given a permit to have four rodeos. He only had four rodeos in 2007. Mr. Jenson rather than write Pinky a citation in 2007, decided to ask the Board of Adjustment to revoke a permit that has already expired. 2. In 2008, Pinky did not ask for a permit and the county would have probably left him alone if it had not have been for his racial neighbors and that racial petition (now never existed). But I and 11 other people heard Mr. Jenson tell of this petition in the meeting June 2008. At this meeting, Pinky was promised that the county would write a text amendment and let him operate. This was another lie Pinky was told. 3. After many attempts to get the commissioners to address the lies Pinky had been told and promised, he requested in writing to Mr. Al Greene to be placed on the open agenda of the September 15, 2008, county

commissioners meeting. In order to keep him off the agenda, Mr. Jenson should have written a citation (if he had the authority). Pinky had not requested a permit for 2008. Taxpayers , there are numerous steps to follow when requesting a special use permit and they cost money (as any other permit in this county). I heard Pinky tell the county staff in the June 2008 meeting, he would not go before that bunch of racial yahoos again. But he did in November 2008, just to close up another legal loophole. 4. In 2009, Pinky began to operate without a permit and again no citation has been issued. On September 30, 2009, Union County filed for a verified complaint and motion for preliminary and permanent injunction against Thomas J. P. Marshand Ruby Marsh. Using Mr. Jenson’s own sworn statement for the best of his own knowledge, information and belief, I’m really looking forward to him setting on the witness stand. And for the county to ask for Prayer for Relief, which includes tax, the cost of this action against Mr. Marsh and award Union County its attorney’s fees allowed by law; and grant such other relief as the court finds just and proper. No wonder Pinky Marsh is being so arrogant to the county official and our legal system. All he ever asked for was for the county to recognize the state statute or write him a citation. Either way, we as taxpayers wouldn’t be in this mess with our legal system.

Can Aubrey really believe what he says? I’m writing in response to David Helms’ letter “Why can’t Aubrey Moore see the truth?” Thank you, David. I have wanted to ask Aubrey Moore the same thing. I always read his letters and ask myself “Does this man agree with EVERYTHING Obama says and does?” I hope not but I would love to hear him respond to your letter. Sometimes, I wonder if he really means everything he writes. If he does, he’s what I would call an ultra-liberal Democrat. Hope to hear from you soon, Mr. Moore. LINDA MANUS Matthews

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Don’t assume the homeless are criminals, they aren’t By TAMMY B. SIMS

Guest columnist On Sunday, January 17, my brother-in-law, James (Jay) Sims’ body was found in a wooded area in Charlotte. I am sure many people did not notice the news, nor do they care, because Jay was considered “homeless.” Jay had been missing for seven days. There are many questions about his death. However, I am writing this letter to try and dispel some of the prejudice against the homeless. Jay has two sons, a mother and step father, brothers, cousins, aunts, uncles, and many people who love him very much. He was intelligent and caring and had a great sense of humor. Many people looked down upon Jay, as they do the homeless. Yet, regardless of the reasons they are at that place in their life, they are people and are loved by someone. In Jay’s case, he was loved by many. We often hear of racial prejudice, but what about “class” preju-

dice? The homeless are often thought of as second-class citizens. However, I beg to differ. Have we ever thought of what the homeless face on a daily basis? For most of us, we know where our next meal will come from and usually know what it will be. We know that when it gets cold, we can stay warm inside our comfortable homes. We can easily plug in our electric blankets and stay warm. We know that if our shoes and socks get wet, we can take them off and replace them with a dry pair. We know that we will stay warm and dry inside our comfortable homes. When we leave our home to go to work or run errands, we don’t worry that all of our worldly possessions will be ravaged through and will likely be gone when we return. We know that our home itself will be there and not be stolen or damaged while we are away. When we feel sick, we go to the doctor. When we need food, we go to the grocery store. These things are not true for

the homeless. Yet the homeless are not all uneducated people. They are not all criminals. Jay was an intelligent man. He was an avid reader. I can recall sitting and discussing with him the latest books we had read. We were very proud to have Jay attend our daughters wedding. Jay came to family functions and kept in touch with his family and close friends. He loved sports and often played ball with his brothers. On birthdays, you could count on Jay calling...he always did. He was a good man and I am very proud to call him family. There are many causes of homelessness, ranging from substance abuse to interpersonal relationship problems. With the decline in the economy and the rise in the jobless rate, homelessness is on the rise and can happen to any of us. People who are homeless often endure a myriad of health issues. They are predisposed to skin problems because of malnourishment, ill-fitting shoes, poor circulation, cuts and

According to a 1999 UCLA study, the death rate for homeless people is about four times greater than the death rate for the average person.

scrapes, and dirty clothing. Many are sleep deprived. Imagine trying to sleep in a tent when it is 14 degrees outside or in a noisy shelter. Many also suffer from more serious illnesses like coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Most homeless people do not see a doctor regularly. They do not have health insurance or life insurance, as in Jay’s case. Often times they live and die

alone. According to a 1999 UCLA study, the death rate for homeless people is about four times greater than the death rate for the average person. Four times as great! On average, homeless adults die 20 years earlier than non-homeless adults! We would have loved to have Jay for 20 more years!! I charge everyone reading this to take a step back and put yourself in the shoes of the homeless. Just stop for a moment and imagine how difficult it would be. The next time you see someone homeless, don’t assume that they are worthless bums or criminals. We don’t know the circumstances of their homelessness. Honestly, we don’t NEED to know the circumstances. ALL we need to know is that they are in need of help. Please don’t turn up your nose...don’t turn the other way....open your heart and help. I know that Jay’s family will...will you? Tammy B. Sims lives in Peachland.


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Comedy

Louis Ramey, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the McGee Theater of Wingate University’s Batte Center. Tickets are $20 and are available by calling 704-233-8316 or online at www. wingate.edu/culture. Bill Cosby, April 25 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Belk Theater of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Tickets start at $24 and go on sale Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling 704-372-1000 or online at www. CarolinaTix.org.

Dance

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Feb. 9-11 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 12 at 8 p.m., Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Feb. 14 at 3 p.m. at the Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. Tickets start at $34 and are available at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling 704-372-1000 or online at www. CarolinaTix.org. The Parsons Dance Company, March 25 at 7:30 p.m., March 26-27 at 8 p.m., March 28 at 3 p.m. at the Knight Theater. Tickets start at $24 and are available at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling 704-372-1000 or online at www. CarolinaTix.org.

Exhibits/galleries

Faces & Flowers: Painting on Lenox China, through Jan. 30, at the Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Admission, which includes entry to the Mint Museum of Craft + Design on the same day, is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students and free for members and children 4 and younger. For information, call 704-337-2000 or go online to www. mintmuseum.org. American Quilt Classics, 1800-1980: The Bresler Collection, through Feb. 6 at the Mint Museum of Craft + Design, 220 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Admission, which includes entry to the Mint Museum of Art on the same day, is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students and free for members and children 4 and younger. For information, call 704-337-2000 or go online to www.mintmuseum.org. Loîs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color, through Feb. 27, at the Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Admission, which includes entry to the Mint Museum of Craft + Design on the same day, is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students and free for members and children 4 and younger. For information, call 704-337-2000 or go online to www. mintmuseum.org. Identity Theft: How a Cropsey Became a Gifford, through March 27, at the Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Admission, which includes entry to the Mint Museum of Craft + Design on the same day, is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students and free for members and children 4 and younger. For information, call 704-337-2000 or go online to www. mintmuseum.org. The Art of Affluence: Haute Couture and Luxury Fashions 1947-2007, through spring 2010, at the Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Admission, which includes entry to the Mint Museum of Craft + Design on the same day, is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students and free for members and children 4 and younger. For information, call 704-337-2000 or go online to www. mintmuseum.org. The Height of Fashion: Platform Shoes Then and Now, through spring 2011 at the Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Admission, which includes entry to the Mint Museum of Craft + Design on the same day, is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students and free for members and children 4 and younger. For information, call 704337-2000 or go online to www.mintmuseum.org. “A Sense of Place,” faculty art exhibit, March 23 at 6 p.m. in the C. Douglas Helms Gallery of Wingate University’s Batte Center. Free admission.

Master Bluesman, storyteller and buck dancer John Dee Holeman stops by on Feb. 12 to perform at the Great Aunt Stella Center on the edge of Uptown Charlotte for the Charlotte Folk Society Gathering Concert & Jam.

Film “Under the Sea,” at the Imax Dome Theatre at Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. Admission to the theater is $11 for ages 14 to 59, $9 for those 60 or older or 2 to 13, free for those under 2. Combo passes including Discovery Place are $19 and $15. For information or show times, call 704-372-6261, ext. 300, or (800) 935-0553, or go online to www.discoveryplace.org. “Adventures in Wild California,” at the Imax Dome Theatre at Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. Admission to the theater is $11 for ages 14 to 59, $9 for those 60 or older or 2 to 13, free for those under 2. Combo passes including Discovery Place are $19 and $15. For information or show times, call 704-372-6261, ext. 300, or (800) 935-0553, or go online to www.discoveryplace.org.

Music Jake Owen, Blaine Larson, Jan. 29 at 11 p.m. at Coyote Joe’s, 4621 Wilkinson Blvd., Charlotte. Tickets are $15 and are available at www.coyote-joes.com. Tosco Music Party Concert, Saturday, January 30, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at the Dale F. Halton Theater, Central Piedmont Community College, 1206 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte. Performers scheduled to appear include: Elina Lev, Ellis Paul, The Griggs, Lee & Sarah Atkinson, Every Mother’s Dream, Danielle Howle, Caleb Hawley, Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade, Matthew Alexander, Rebecca Loebe, Songs of Water, Laura Blackley, Jocelyn Ellis and the Alpha Theory, Reed Waddle, Lorenzo Zapata, Myers Park High School Jazz Band, Valorie Miller, and the Brilliant Inventions. Tickets are $15.00 (adults); $8.00 (15 and younger), $12.00 (65 and older). Advance ticket sales are through the Halton Theater Box Office, (704) 330-6534 Group discounts and season tickets are available. Information is available at www.ToscoMusicParty.org

Turtle Island String Quartet, Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the McGee Theater of Wingate University’s Batte Center. Tickets are $20 and are available by calling 704-233-8316 or online at www.wingate.edu/culture. Kathy Mattea and the Charlotte Symphony, Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. at Ovens Auditorium. Tickets range from $20 to $50 and are available at the Bojangles’ Coliseum box office and through Ticketmaster. J. Max McKee, Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mineral Springs Music Barn, 5920 Eubanks St., Mineral Springs. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children 12 and younger, and are available online at www.MineralSpringsMusicBarn.com. For information, call 704-668-1689. David Nail, Feb. 6 at 11 p.m. at Coyote Joe’s, 4621 Wilkinson Blvd., Charlotte. Tickets are $10 and are available at www.coyote-joes.com. Wingate University Choral 2010 Tour home concert, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the McGee Theatre of Wingate University’s Batte Center. Free admission. Brandi Carlile, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theatre. Tickets are $22.50 and $25 and are available at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling 704-372-1000 or online at www. CarolinaTix.org. Blues Master John Dee Holeman in Concert. Charlotte Folk Society Gathering Concert & Jam featuring John Dee Holeman, 80 year old master bluesman, storyteller, and buck dancer, on Friday, February 12, 7:30 PM in the Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Avenue, in the edge of Uptown Charlotte. Doors open at 7 PM. For more information contact Wanda Hubicki 704-5637080; phubicki@carolina.rr.com or go to www.folksociety.org. The 5 Browns, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. Tickets start at $39 and are available at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling 704-372-1000 or online at www. CarolinaTix.org. Black Eyed Peas, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Time Warner Cable

Arena. Tickets are $49.50, $61.50 and $81.50 and are available at the Arena box office, at www.TimeWarnerCableArena.com and through Ticketmaster. Get the Led Out, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Belk Theater of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Tickets start at $19.50 and are available at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling 704-372-1000 or online at www.CarolinaTix.org. University Wind Ensemble, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the McGee Theatre of Wingate University’s Batte Center. Free admission. University Men’s and Women’s Choirs, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the McGee Theatre of Wingate University’s Batte Center. Free admission. Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m at the Knight Theater. Tickets start at $39 and are available at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling 704-3721000 or online at www.CarolinaTix. org. African Children’s Choir, March 15-16 at 7 p.m. at the Knight Theater. Tickets start at $24 and are available at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling 704-3721000 or online at www.CarolinaTix. org. John Mayer, Michael Franti, Spearhead, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum. Tickets range from $37 to $66 and are available through Ticketmaster. The Irish Tenors with the Charlotte Symphony, March 19 at 8 p.m. at Ovens Auditorium. Tickets range from $25 to $65 and are available at the Bojangles’ Coliseum box office and through Ticketmaster. Celtic Crossroads, March 20 at 8 p.m. at Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theatre. Tickets start at $33.50 and go on sale Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling 704-372-1000 or online at www.CarolinaTix.org. The Moody Blues, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Belk Theater of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Tickets start at $49.50 and are available at the PAC box office in Found-

ers Hall, by calling 704-372-1000 or online at www.CarolinaTix.org. Tao, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Knight Theater. Tickets start at $23 and are available at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling 704-372-1000 or online at www. CarolinaTix.org. University Wind Ensemble, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the McGee Theatre of Wingate University’s Batte Center. Free admission. “Songs of the People,” university choral concert, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the McGee Theatre of Wingate University’s Batte Center. Free admission. Bon Jovi, April 22 at 7 p.m. at Time Warner Cable Arena. Tickets range from $39.50 to $125 and are available at the Arena box office and through Ticketmaster. Norah Jones, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Ovens Auditorium. Tickets range from $44 to $59 and are available at the Bojangles’ Coliseum box office and through Ticketmaster.

Opera

Porgy & Bess, May 14 at 8 p.m., May 15 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., May 16 at 2 p.m. in the Belk Theater of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Tickets range from $15 to $95 and are available at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling 704-3721000 or online at www.CarolinaTix. org.

Theater

“Biloxi Blues,” presented by Theatre Charlotte, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 29-30 at 8 p.m., Jan. 31 at 2:30 p.m., Feb. 3-4 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 5-6 at 8 p.m., Feb. 7 at 2:30 p.m. at the theater, 501 Queens Road, Charlotte. Tickets range from $7 to $24 and are available at www.CarolinaTix.org. “Grey Gardens,” presented by Queen City Theatre Company, Jan. 28-30 at 8 p.m., Jan. 31 at 2 p.m., Feb. 1-6 at 8 p.m., Feb. 7 at 2 p.m., Feb. 8-13 at 8 p.m. in the Duke Energy Theatre at Spirit Square. Tickets are $24 and $28 general admission, $18 and $20 for seniors and students and are available at the PAC box of-

fice in Founders Hall, by calling 704372-1000 or online at www.CarolinaTix.org. Discount tickets of $14 for the Feb. 3 performance are available at www.queencitytheatre.com. “Spring Awakening,” Feb. 2-4 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 5 at 8 p.m., Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Belk Theater of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling 704-372-1000 or online at www. CarolinaTix.org. Charlotte Squawks: Six Degrees of Desecration, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 12-13 at 8 p.m., Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 19-20 at 8 p.m. in Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theatre. Tickets start at $29.50 and are available at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling 704-372-1000 or online at www.CarolinaTix.org. “The Frog Prince,” Feb. 19 at 7 p.m., Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. in the McGee Theatre of Wingate University’s Batte Center. Each child’s ticket (12 and younger) free with a $5 adult ticket. For tickets, call 704-233-8316 or go online to www.wingate.edu/ culture. “tick, tick ... BOOM!,” March 11-13 at 7:30 p.m. in the McGee Theater of Wingate University’s Batte Center. Tickets are $20 and are available by calling 704-233-8316 or online at www.wingate.edu/culture. “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy,” March 16-18 at 7:30 p.m., March 1920 at 8 p.m., March 21 at 3 p.m. in the Booth Playhouse of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Tickets start at $24.50 and go on sale Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling 704-3721000 or online at www.CarolinaTix. org. “A Streetcar Names Desire,” presented by Theatre Charlotte, March 18 at 7:30 p.m., March 1920 at 8 p.m., March 21 at 2:30 p.m., March 24-25 at 7:30 p.m., March 2627 at 8 p.m., March 28 at 2:30 p.m. at the theater, 501 Queens Road, Charlotte. Tickets range from $7 to $24 and are available at www.CarolinaTix.org. “Snow White,” March 26 at 7 p.m., March 27 at 3 p.m. in the McGee Theatre of Wingate University’s Batte Center. Each child’s ticket (12 and younger) free with a $5 adult ticket. For tickets, call 704-233-8316 or go online to www.wingate.edu/ culture. “Jersey Boys,” March 31 at 7:30 p.m., April 1 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., April 2 at 8 p.m., April 3 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., April 4 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., April 6-8 at 7:30 p.m., April 9 at 8 p.m., April 10 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., April 11 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., April 13-15 at 7:30 p.m., Arpil 16 at 8 p.m., April 17 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., April 18 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Belk Theater of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Tickets range from $32.50 to $120 and are available at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling 704-372-1000 or online at www.CarolinaTix.org. “Smoke on the Mountain,” presented by Theatre Charlotte, May 6 at 7:30 p.m., May 7-8 at 8 p.m., May 9 at 2:30 p.m., May 12-13 at 7:30 p.m., May 14-15 at 8 p.m., May 16 at 2:30 p.m., May 19-20 at 7:30 p.m., May 21-22 at 8 p.m., May 23 at 2:30 p.m. at the theater, 501 Queens Road, Charlotte. Tickets range from $7 to $24 and are available at www. CarolinaTix.org.

Miscellaneous The Aluminum Show, Jan. 2628 at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 29 at 8 p.m., Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. Tickets are available at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling 704-372-1000 or online at www. CarolinaTix.org. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Jan. 27-28 at 7 p.m., Jan. 29 at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Jan. 30-31 at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Time Warner Cable Arena. Tickets range from $15 to $100 and are available at the arena box office and www.timewarnercablearena.com. Southpark’s M5 Modern Mediterranean, at 4310 Sharon Road, at the corner of Morrison and Sharon Roads, at The Village at Southpark, will host a unique wine dinner featuring Italy’s Ceretto wines on Tuesday, Feb. 2, starting with a reception at 6:30pm. The wine dinner will follow at 7pm and feature a bold, innovative, four-course menu by Executive Chef Scott Wallen paired with select Ceretto wines. M5 will also welcome Federico Ceretto, from Alba, Italy, who will offer his insight into the art of Italian winemaking. $65 per person. Reservations are accepted at 704.909.5500. Visit online at www.m5modmed.com.


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Obama appeals for revived health care support President calls on parties to put politics aside

are turning on him as he governs.

on Americans’ minds and become the transformative leader they thought they voted for, Obama called on Democrats and Republicans to “overcome the numbing weight of our politics” and agree on solutions to the nation’s problems. “We face a deficit of trust — deep and corrosive doubts about how Washington works that have been growing for years,” he said. Obama was looking to change the conversation from how his presidency is stalling — over the messy health care debate, a limping economy and the missteps that led to Christmas Day’s barely averted terrorist disaster — to how he is seizing the reins. The president was devoting about two-thirds of the speech to the economy, emphasizing his ideas, some new but mostly old and explained anew, for restoring job growth, taming budget deficits and changing Washington’s ways. These concerns are at the roots of voter emotions that drove supporters to Obama but now

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hoping to rescue his prized health care overhaul and revive his presidency as well, Barack Obama appealed in his State of the Union address for support for the plan that is in severe danger in Congress, urging dispirited Democrats not to abandon the effort. “By the time I’m finished speaking tonight, more Americans will have lost their health insurance,” Obama said, according to excerpts of the Wednesday night address released in advance by the White House. “Patients will be denied the care they need. Small business owners will continue to drop coverage altogether. I will not walk away from these Americans. And neither should the people in this chamber.” Promising to tackle the economic worries foremost

Republicans say nation can’t afford Democrat policies WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says in the Republican response to the State of the Union address that the nation cannot afford the spending Democrats have enacted or the tax increases they propose. McDonnell, in excerpts of his speech released in advance, said Democratic policies are resulting in an unsustainable level of debt. He said Americans want affordable health care, but they don’t want the government to run it. Republicans are feeling emboldened following a string of GOP victories at the polls, including a stunning win by Republican Scott Brown last week in a special Senate election in Massachusetts. Since then, Obama has amped up his populist rhetoric.

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — French rescuers pulled a teenage girl from the rubble of the destroyed College St. Gerard campus Wednesday, a stunning recovery 15 days after an earthquake devastated the city. Darlene Etienne, her body covered in gray dust, was rushed to a French military field hospital, groaning through an oxygen mask with her eyes open in a lost stare. “She’s alive!” said paramedic Paul Francois-Valette, who accompanied her into the hospital. Her family said Etienne, 17, had just started studying when the disaster struck, trapping dozens of people in the rubble of school buildings, hostels and homes. “We thought she was dead,” her cousin, Jocelyn A. St. Jules, said in a telephone call from Marche Dessalines, a town north of the capital. The last confirmed rescue of someone trapped by the initial quake occurred Saturday, 11 days later, when a man was extricated from the ruins of a hotel grocery store. A man pulled Tuesday from the rubble of a downtown store later and treated by the U.S. military for severe dehydration and a broken leg said he had been trapped during an aftershock. At least 135 people have been unearthed by rescue teams since the Jan. 12 quake, and many more by relatives and neighbors. But most of these rescues were in the immediate aftermath and authorities say it is rare for anyone to survive more than 72 hours without water.

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Democrats vow to resurrect health care bill WASHINGTON (AP) — Giving up on overhauling the nation’s health care system is not an option, the top House Democrat said Wednesday as lawmakers looked to President Barack Obama for guidance in his State of the Union address on how to revive the stalled legislation. Asked if Congress might abandon a health care initiative beset with political and policy problems, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, DCalif., responded: “I don’t see that as a possibility. We will have something.” White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer told congressional staff that Obama will use Wednesday night’s address to reiterate his commitment to an ambitious remake of the nation’s health care system, similar to the call he issued last September after critics seized the momentum during a summer of angry town hall meetings. Although lawmakers don’t expect to hear a specific prescription for how to move forward, Pfeiffer said the president would offer “additional details” on his health care goals. The speech comes as Democrats are struggling to find a way to advance health care legislation after the loss of a Massachusetts Senate seat last week cost them the 60-vote majority needed to deliver. “The president is a strong persuader, as they say, and I think it makes an awful lot of difference, and I think he will bring everybody together,” said Rep. John Larson, DConn. Others were looking for a dose of reality from the president. “I think he has to acknowledge that the well has been poisoned, that the debate has been lost, and tell the American people again why this is part of the economic strategy moving forward,” said Rep. Jason Altmire, D-Pa. “Not an issue of fairness because we need to cover everybody, but it’s the only way we’re going to get our deficit in order in the long run is by addressing health care.” Democrats got encouragement Wednesday from groups as diverse as the nation’s Catholic bishops and the head of the largest labor union federation. In a letter to members of Congress, the bishops urged lawmakers to “recommit themselves to enacting genuine health care reform.” “The health care debate, with all its political and ideological conflict, seems to have lost its central moral focus and policy priority, which is to ensure that affordable, quality, life-giving care is available to all,” said clergy from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. “Now is not the time to abandon this task.” Similarly, AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka said the Senate should come up with a measure that the House can pass. “We fought too long and too hard for health care to quit for now,” Trumka said in an interview. Both the Catholic Church and labor unions have flexed their political muscle in the debate. The bishops say they won’t support a final bill that includes Senate-passed language they see as too weak in restricting taxpayer funding for abortion. Labor unions struck a deal with the White House to weaken a proposed tax on high-cost insurance plans. Pelosi didn’t say whether the final bill will be the sweeping overhaul sought by Obama, or smallerscale legislation that accomplishes only some of his goals. Democrats were on the verge of passing far-reaching legislation before the Massachusetts election. Stunned by the loss, Democratic leaders have taken health care legislation off the fast track as they try to find a path forward acceptable to rankand-file Democrats wary of unhappy midterm election voters.


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WORTH A LOOK NBA Boston at Orlando 8 p.m., TNT

WHO’S NEWS Perry hopes Woods returns to golf soon

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Kenny Perry will give Tiger Woods a warm welcome when he returns from his self-imposed absence from golf. “I am going to give him a hug and shake his hand,” Perry said Wednesday as he prepared for the start of the Qatar Masters, the American’s first WOODS appearance in a European Tour event. Woods has been away from the game since his Nov. 27 car crash in Florida and subsequent revelations of marital infidelity. He has still not said when he will return to the PGA Tour. “I am going to tell him that if he needs to talk to me in any way I will,” Perry said. “That’s the way I think we all should be. I am sure he’s had a lot of phone calls and a lot of people trying to get near him, but when he decides to come back I am going to approach him.” Perry, who has risen to 13th in the world after winning the FBR Open and The Travelers Championship last year, believes Woods will be welcomed back into the golfing fraternity when he feels the time is right. “The game of golf will go on with Tiger or without him because there is no man bigger than the game,” Perry said. “But I think Tiger needs to come back. I think you know we are his family, too. So if he comes back I think he will get a lot of support from the players.”

NEW YORK (AP) — Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton were suspended without pay for the remainder of the season Wednesday by NBA commissioner David Stern, who said guns in the workplace “will not be tolerated.” Stern delivered the punishment after meeting ARENAS with Arenas earlier in the day, turning his indefinite suspension into a suspension without pay. Both players have admitted bringing guns into the Washington Wizards’ locker room, a violation of the collective bargaining agreement, following a dispute on a team flight. Stern said the players expressed remorse, but added, “nevertheless, there is no justification for their conduct.” “The issue here is not about the legal ownership and possession of guns, either in one’s home or elsewhere,” Stern said in a statement. “It is about possession of guns in the NBA workplace, which will not be tolerated.” Arenas, who is forfeiting about $147,200 per game, had already been suspended indefinitely earlier this month. Crittenton, who met with Stern on Tuesday, will lose about $13,435 per game.

Section B

Race to the finish Postseason spots still up for grabs in RRC, SCC

Southern Carolina Boys Team Conf. Overall Marvin Ridge 4-1 7-7 Weddington 3-2 9-9 Sun Valley 3-2 12-5 Anson Co. 3-2 11-8 Parkwood 2-3 7-8 Porter Ridge 0-5 4-14

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MONROE With just over two weeks remaining in the high school basketball regular season, several teams from Union County are battling for playoff positions. With a 10-0 league record, Monroe High’s boys have already locked up the No. 1 seed among 1A teams in the Rocky River Conference, which receives two bids for the 1A playoffs. Central Academy’s boys currently sit in the second spot with a 3-6 conference mark, just ahead of Union Academy, which is 0-10 in the league. The race to make the playoffs among 2A boys teams in the RRC is much tighter. The conference receives four bids to the 2A state playoffs, and five teams are in contention. Berry Academy is the top 2A seed at 8-2, followed by Forest Hills, which is just behind with an 8-3 league record. Piedmont (6-5) is third, but Cuthbertson (5-5) and West Stanly (5-6) are close behind. The Cavaliers, who have won five straight, currently hold on to the last playoff spot after knocking off West Stanly on the road Tuesday. On the girls side, Monroe leads Union Academy by two game for the top 1A seed. Central Academy’s girls are just a half-game behind the Cardinals for the second and final playoff spot. In 2A, North Stanly and Berry Academy are tied for first place with an 8-2 record. The Cardinals beat Piedmont at home on Tuesday to stay in the hunt for the conference title.

Southern Carolina Girls Team Conf. Overall Porter Ridge 5-0 17-2 Marvin Ridge 4-1 10-5 Parkwood 3-2 14-2 Sun Valley 2-3 10-6 Weddington 1-4 9-10 Anson Co. 0-5 4-14

Rocky River Boys Team Conf. Overall Monroe 10-0 17-1 Berry Academy 8-2 13-5 Forest Hills 8-3 10-8 Piedmont 6-5 8-10 Cuthbertson 5-5 9-9 West Stanly 5-6 8-9 Central Academy 3-6 5-10 North Stanly 1-9 6-11 Union Academy 0-10 0-16

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Freshman point guard Emmitt Afam has helped the Cuthbertson High boys basketball team win five straight games. The Cavaliers are currently fifth place in the Rocky River Conference standings.

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Team Conf. Overall North Stanly 8-2 15-2 Berry Academy 8-2 14-4 Piedmont 8-3 10-8 West Stanly 7-4 12-5 Monroe 5-5 8-9 Forest Hills 5-6 6-11 Union Academy 3-7 4-12 Central Academy 3-6 5-10 Cuthbertson 0-10 0-18

Several wrestlers from UC ranked in state By Eric Rape

E-J Correspondent

Monroe The Piedmont High wrestling team lost its first match of the year last Saturday against Mooresville, but several Panthers are still ranked in the state individually. The Panthers remain as the No. 1 team in 2A and now have 10 wrestlers officially ranked. Zach Brezeale made the polls for the first time this year, coming in 10th at 125 pounds. Kirby Haigler, a 103-pounder, fell from second to seventh for the Panthers in the latest rankings. Kyle Eiss (215) and Mitchell Simpson

Prep Wrestling (Hvwt.) stayed at second in their respective weight classes, while Sam Shepperd kept his spot at sixth at 152 pounds. The Panthers travel to face Monroe High tonight starting at 7 p.m. The Redhawks have three wrestlers ranked in the latest 1A poll, including Miles Cook (4th, 189), Kevin Phinney (5th, 152) and Zach Cooper (6th, 119). Nathan and Chad Mullins continue to have strong seasons individually for Mar-

vin Ridge. Nathan moved up to fourth in 3A at 135 pounds, while Chad stayed at second at 140 pounds. The Mavericks will compete in a non-conference match at Indian Land (S.C.) tonight. Central Academy is at Berry Academy tonight in another Rocky River Conference matchup. CATA’s Will Robinson is the topranked heavyweight in the 1A poll. Sun Valley’s Ryan Henson is ranked ninth at 119 pounds in 4A, while Porter Ridge’s Chris Lingle is ranked eighth at 125 pounds. Weddington’s Joe Centrella is ranked fourth at 189 pounds in 3A.

Bulldogs knock off Bears by 10 from staff reports

Rose, Evans headline Rookie Challenge

NEW YORK (AP) — Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose and Sacramento Kings guard Tyreke Evans are among a cast of 18 players selected for the Rookie Challenge. The participants were announced Wednesday. The game, pitting rookies against second-year players, will be played Feb. 12 in Dallas ahead of the NBA All-Star game. Joining Rose on the sophomore squad are: Clippers guard Eric Gordon, Minnesota’s Kevin Love, New Jersey’s Brook Lopez, New York’s Danilo Gallinari, Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook, and Marc Gasol and O.J. Mayo of Memphis. Sacramento’s Omri Casspi joins Evans on the rookie team, along with Chicago’s Taj Gibson, Detroit’s Jonas Jerebko, Golden State’s Stephen Curry, Milwaukee’s Brandon Jennings, Minnesota’s Jonny Flynn, Oklahoma City’s James Harden and DeJuan Blair of San Antonio.

Conference basketball standings Involving Union County schools:

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Arenas, Crittenton done for season

Thursday, January 28, 2010

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Wingate freshman guard Sarah Wollett, right, had nine points and four assists in Wednesday’s win.

Washington helps WU upset L-R from staff reports

Wingate Wingate University sophomore wing Kurie Washington posted 24 points off the bench to lead the Bulldogs to a 73-70 South Atlantic Conference women’s basketball victory over Lenoir-Rhyne University

on Wednesday. The Wingate reserves outscored the LRU substitutes 41-16. With the victory, Wingate improved to 11-8 overall and 4-4 in the SAC. Lenoir-Rhyne remains in a first-place tie after the loss. The Bears are 13-5

overall and 6-2 in the SAC. Bulldog senior Stacie Rhodes scored 15 of her 18 points in the second half. Junior forward CC Brooks added nine points and four assists for the Bulldogs, going seven-of-eight from the free throw line.

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Wingate Wingate University sophomore guard Jaime Vaughn scored 18 points after intermission Wednesday, leading the Bulldogs to a 70-60 South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball victory over Lenoir-Rhyne University in Cuddy Arena. Vaughn finished the night with a team-high 22 points for Wingate (11-8 overall, 4-4 SAC). He converted six-of-10 three-point field goals and added four rebounds and three assists to his statistics ledger. Bulldog freshman center Odell Turner had 16 points and five rebounds, while senior guard Larry Staley contributed 10 points and five rebounds. For Lenoir-Rhyne (3-15 overall, 1-7 SAC), junior forward D.J. Blackmon had 22 points and a game-high eight rebounds. Bear sophomore center Jeff Thomas added nine points. Wingate plays at leagueleading Lincoln Memorial on Saturday starting at 4 p.m. The Bulldogs then take on Catawba at home next Wednesday starting at 8 p.m.


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Charlotte rallies, knocks off Temple CHARLOTTE (AP) — Derrio Green scored 26 points and Charlotte rallied for a 74-64 victory over No. 15 Temple on Wednesday night to end the Owls’ six-game winning streak and create a logjam atop the Atlantic 10. Chris Braswell added 14 of his 15 points in the second half and Shamari Spears had 11 points and nine rebounds for the 49ers (15-5, 5-1), who continued their turnaround season by one-upping one of the nation’s top defensive teams. Frustrated by Charlotte’s trapping zone, Temple (17-4, 5-1) coughed up a 10-point firsthalf lead and shot 35 percent in losing for only the second time in 15 games. Ryan Brooks hit five 3-pointers and scored 20 points and Luis Guzman added a careerhigh 14 points for Temple,

which fell into a three-way tie atop the league with Charlotte and idle Xavier. Charlotte fans, starved for success after the program’s recent woes, swarmed the court after the signature win, cheering as coach Bobby Lutz addressed the crowd over the loudspeaker. Just 11-20 a year ago and without an NCAA tournament appearance since 2005, the 49ers have returned to prominence behind a trio of newcomers that includes the speedy Green. He hit four 3-pointers, the last with 33 seconds left that ended Temple’s comeback hopes. Green’s driving layup with 7:02 remaining gave the 49ers their first lead. It came with Owls point guard Juan Fer-

nandez sitting on the end of the bench with a towel draped over his head, after being a game-time decision with concussionlike symptoms. When the 49ers took a 54-51 lead on Braswell’s bucket with 5:29 left, coach Fran Dunphy called a timeout and Fernandez checked in. It didn’t help. The 49ers played stifling interior defense while getting looks in transition. DiJuan Harris’ acrobatic, behind-thehead pass in traffic to Braswell for a layup put Charlotte ahead 58-51 with 3:32 left. Fernandez’s first field goal, a 3-pointer with 2:36 left, cut the 49ers’ lead to 60-56. But Green’s 3 set off a confetti-filled celebration at

Halton Arena. After falling behind 7-0, Charlotte used a trapping zone to get back into the game before Brooks got hot. He hit four of his first six 3-point attempts, while Scootie Randall made two straight to put the Owls ahead 28-18. Charlotte stayed in the zone and responded with a 10-1 run capped by Green’s fadeaway, before Guzman’s 3 put the Owls up 32-28 at halftime. It was a far cry from last season’s meeting, when Temple cruised to an 80-53 win in Philadelphia in a low point in Charlotte’s miserable, injuryfilled season. With the junior college transfer Green, the freshman Braswell and Spears, the Boston College transfer, Charlotte is suddenly in the mix for an Atlantic 10 crown.

Local Events Today High School Wrestling West Stanly at Cuthbertson, 5 p.m. Marvin Ridge at Indian Land (S.C.), 6 p.m. Piedmont at Monroe, 7 p.m. Central Academy at Berry Academy, 7 p.m. Robinson at Weddington, 7 p.m.

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Reynolds, Fisher help Wildcats get past N.D. PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Scottie Reynolds and Corey Fisher each scored 17 points to help No. 3 Villanova get off to the best start in school history with a 90-72 win over Notre Dame on Wednesday night. A season after advancing to the Final Four, the Wildcats are 19-1 for the first time and are the only Big East team unbeaten in conference play (8-0). Villanova has won 10 straight overall and is in the mix for the top spot next week in The Associated Press poll. Reynolds and Notre Dame’s Luke Harangody were expected to state their cases for Big East player of the year.

Harangody delivered on his end for the Irish (15-6, 4-4) with 21 points and nine rebounds in 37 minutes. #21 Vanderbilt 85, #14 Tennessee 76 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Jermaine Beal scored 25 points and Vanderbilt beat state rival Tennessee for its 10th straight victory. It was the first win for the Commodores (16-3, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) in Knoxville in five tries, and Tennessee’s first loss at home this season. Vandy is off to its best start in the SEC since 1966 and has grabbed control of the league’s Eastern Division.

The teams traded the lead until a 3-pointer by Brad Tinsley with 8:42 left put Vanderbilt up 59-56, a lead it did not relinquish. Beal hit a layup and two 3s in less than a minute to make it 74-60 with 4:58 remaining. Providence 81, #19 Connecticut 66 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Jamine Peterson had 23 points to go with 14 rebounds, scoring eight of Providence’s 14 straight points as the Friars took the lead and ran away from Connecticut. Sharaud Curry scored 18, and Bilal Dixon had 11 points and 12 rebounds for Providence (12-8, 4-4 Big East).

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Today EXTREME SPORTS Noon ESPN2 — Winter X Games, at Aspen, Colo. 9 p.m. ESPN — Winter X Games, at Aspen, Colo. 2 a.m. ESPN2 — Winter X Games, at Aspen, Colo. (delayed tape) GOLF 9:30 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Qatar Masters, first round, at Doha, Qatar (same-day tape) 3 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Farmers Insurance Open, first round, at La Jolla, Calif. MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Wisconsin at Purdue ESPN2 — Seton Hall at South Florida 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Mississippi St. at Arkansas 10:30 p.m. FSN — UCLA at Oregon 11 p.m. ESPN2 — Gonzaga at Santa Clara NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. TNT — Boston at Orlando 10:30 p.m. TNT — Dallas at Phoenix TENNIS 3 p.m. ESPN2 — Australian Open, men’s semifinal, at Melbourne, Australia (same-day tape) 3:30 a.m. ESPN2 — Australian Open, men’s semifinal, at Melbourne, Australia

Scoreboard Call scores in at (704) 261-2253 National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

Boston Toronto New York Philadelphia New Jersey

W 29 24 18 15 4

L 13 22 26 30 40

Pct GB L10 .690 — 5-5 .522 7 6-4 .409 12 4-6 .333 15 1/2 5-5 .091 26 1-9

Str Home Away Conf W-2 13-7 16-6 19-8 W-3 16-6 8-16 16-15 W-1 11-13 7-13 12-16 L-2 7-15 8-15 8-17 W-1 3-17 1-23 3-21

Southeast Division

Atlanta Orlando Miami Charlotte Washington

W 29 29 23 22 14

L 14 16 22 22 30

Pct GB L10 .674 — 8-2 .644 1 5-5 .511 7 5-5 .500 7 1/2 7-3 .318 15 1/2 2-8

Cleveland Chicago Milwaukee Indiana Detroit

W 36 22 19 16 15

L 11 22 25 30 29

Pct .766 .500 .432 .348 .341

Str Home Away Conf W-3 18-5 11-9 16-10 L-1 16-4 13-12 19-9 L-2 13-11 10-11 14-10 W-1 18-5 4-17 15-16 L-4 8-15 6-15 10-16

Central Division

GB L10 — 8-2 12 1/2 8-2 15 1/2 4-6 19 1/2 5-5 19 1/2 4-6

Str Home Away Conf W-6 18-3 18-8 19-6 W-4 14-7 8-15 13-12 W-1 14-7 5-18 11-12 L-1 10-12 6-18 12-16 L-3 11-12 4-17 11-14

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division

Dallas San Antonio Memphis Houston New Orleans

W 30 25 25 24 24

L 15 18 19 20 20

Pct GB .667 — .581 4 .568 4 1/2 .545 5 1/2 .545 5 1/2

L10 6-4 4-6 8-2 4-6 6-4

Denver Utah Portland Oklahoma City Minnesota

W 30 26 27 24 9

L 14 18 19 21 38

Pct GB L10 .682 — 9-1 .591 4 8-2 .587 4 5-5 .533 6 1/2 5-5 .191 22 1/2 1-9

L.A. Lakers Phoenix L.A. Clippers Sacramento Golden State

W 35 26 20 16 13

L 11 21 25 28 30

Pct GB L10 .761 — 7-3 .553 9 1/2 3-7 .444 14 1/2 3-7 .364 18 2-8 .302 20 1/2 4-6

Str Home Away Conf W-2 14-7 16-8 16-10 L-3 17-9 8-9 13-13 W-3 17-5 8-14 16-14 L-2 13-7 11-13 18-12 W-1 16-4 8-16 17-10

Northwest Division

Str Home Away Conf W-7 21-3 9-11 17-8 W-3 18-6 8-12 12-13 L-1 16-8 11-11 17-8 L-3 12-10 12-11 9-15 L-5 6-17 3-21 4-26

Pacific Division

Tuesday’s Games L.A. Lakers 115, Washington 103 New York 132, Minnesota 105 Dallas 108, Milwaukee 107 Charlotte 114, Phoenix 109, OT Sacramento 99, Golden State 96 Wednesday’s Games L.A. Lakers 118, Indiana 96 Cleveland 109, Minnesota 95 Toronto 111, Miami 103 Memphis 99, Detroit 93 New Jersey 103, L.A. Clippers 87 Milwaukee 91, Philadelphia 88 Chicago 96, Oklahoma City 86 Denver at Houston, late Atlanta at San Antonio, late Utah at Portland, late New Orleans at Golden State, late Today’s Games Toronto at New York, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Orlando, 8 p.m. Dallas at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Cleveland at Indiana, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Boston at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Chicago at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Denver at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Miami at Detroit, 8 p.m. Washington at New Jersey, 8 p.m. Portland at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Memphis at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Sacramento at Utah, 9 p.m. Charlotte at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

Wednesday’s boxscores Bulls 96, Thunder 86

CHICAGO (96) Deng 7-16 0-0 17, Gibson 2-6 0-0 4, Noah 6-10 1-1 13, Rose 13-23 0-0 26, Hinrich 2-13 0-0 5, Salmons 1-4 2-2 4, T.Thomas 6-8 1-1 13, Johnson 0-1 0-0 0, Miller 4-9 4-4 14. Totals 41-90 8-8 96. OKLAHOMA CITY (86) Durant 7-19 12-15 28, Green 9-19 4-5 24, Krstic 2-5 0-0 4, Westbrook 5-11 0-1 10, Sefolosha 2-6 1-2 6, Collison 0-2 0-0 0, Maynor 1-5 0-0 2, Harden 3-10 0-0 8, Ibaka 2-7 0-0 4. Totals 31-84 17-23 86. Chicago O. City

28 28 12 28— 96 30 17 19 20— 86

3-Point Goals—Chicago 6-17 (Deng 3-4, Miller 2-5, Hinrich 1-6, Rose 0-1,

Str Home Away Conf W-2 23-3 12-8 20-8 L-2 17-6 9-15 14-11 L-2 14-9 6-16 10-18 W-1 13-9 3-19 10-16 L-2 9-11 4-19 7-18

Johnson 0-1), Oklahoma City 7-19 (Harden 2-4, Durant 2-5, Green 2-7, Sefolosha 1-2, Maynor 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Chicago 59 (Gibson 15), Oklahoma City 49 (Durant 11). Assists—Chicago 20 (Rose 7), Oklahoma City 21 (Westbrook 7). Total Fouls—Chicago 18, Oklahoma City 13. Technicals— Oklahoma City defensive three second. A—17,562 (18,203).

Grizzlies 99, Pistons 93

MEMPHIS (99) Gay 4-13 8-9 16, Randolph 11-22 2-2 24, Gasol 8-13 9-10 25, Conley 5-11 2-2 14, Mayo 4-10 5-5 16, Thabeet 0-0 0-0 0, Tinsley 0-1 0-0 0, Young 2-5 0-0 4, Hudson 0-0 0-0 0, Carroll 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 34-77 26-28 99. DETROIT (93) Prince 6-15 0-0 12, Wilcox 0-2 1-2 1, Wallace 6-9 2-2 14, Stuckey 7-20 3-4 17, Hamilton 7-15 1-2 16, Villanueva 5-8 2-3 13, Jerebko 4-9 0-0 8, Atkins 0-0 0-0 0, Maxiell 5-7 2-6 12. Totals 40-85 11-19 93. Memphis Detroit

27 29 23 20— 99 21 29 24 19— 93

3-Point Goals—Memphis 5-8 (Mayo 3-3, Conley 2-3, Gay 0-2), Detroit 2-10 (Villanueva 1-3, Hamilton 1-4, Jerebko 0-1, Stuckey 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Memphis 49 (Randolph 13), Detroit 49 (Wallace 9). Assists—Memphis 20 (Conley 6), Detroit 30 (Stuckey 11). Total Fouls— Memphis 20, Detroit 20. A—14,886 (22,076).

Nets 103, Clippers 87

L.A. CLIPPERS (87) Butler 6-15 0-0 14, Camby 0-0 0-0 0, Kaman 9-18 6-7 24, B.Davis 2-10 2-2 6, Gordon 4-11 3-3 12, R.Davis 0-0 0-2 0, Smith 6-8 6-12 18, Thornton 0-1 0-0 0, Jordan 1-1 1-2 3, Collins 1-3 0-0 2, Brown 3-9 0-0 8. Totals 32-76 18-28 87. NEW JERSEY (103) Hassell 0-2 2-2 2, Yi 3-6 0-0 6, Lopez 9-14 1-3 19, Dooling 7-13 2-2 18, DouglasRoberts 2-7 1-1 5, Humphries 10-14 5-5 25, Hayes 3-8 2-2 9, Williams 3-7 1-1 7,

Battie 2-4 0-0 4, Quinn 2-2 2-2 8, Boone 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 41-77 16-18 103. L.A. Clippers 20 21 23 23— 87 New Jersey 23 28 20 32— 103 3-Point Goals—L.A. Clippers 5-19 (Brown 2-5, Butler 2-9, Gordon 1-4, B.Davis 0-1), New Jersey 5-13 (Quinn 2-2, Dooling 2-4, Hayes 1-5, Lopez 0-1, Douglas-Roberts 0-1). Fouled Out— None. Rebounds—L.A. Clippers 46 (Kaman 11), New Jersey 46 (Lopez, Williams 9). Assists—L.A. Clippers 20 (Brown 5), New Jersey 29 (Williams, Dooling 8). Total Fouls— L.A. Clippers 19, New Jersey 19. Technicals—Kaman. A—9,220 (18,974).

Raptors 111, Heat 103

MIAMI (103) Richardson 2-7 0-0 5, Beasley 3-5 0-0 6, O’Neal 10-16 2-2 22, Alston 4-16 0-0 10, Wade 13-25 8-8 35, Haslem 5-12 6-8 16, Anthony 0-1 0-0 0, D.Wright 3-5 0-1 7, Chalmers 0-1 0-0 0, Jones 0-2 2-2 2. Totals 40-90 18-21 103. TORONTO (111) Turkoglu 1-5 4-4 6, Bosh 11-22 2-6 24, Bargnani 13-19 0-0 27, Jack 3-3 0-0 7, Weems 4-9 2-3 10, A.Wright 3-6 2-3 9, Calderon 2-6 2-3 6, Johnson 5-5 1-1 11, Belinelli 4-6 2-2 11. Totals 46-81 15-22 111. Miami Toronto

34 26 21 22— 103 23 34 28 26— 111

3-Point Goals—Miami 5-22 (Alston 2-6, D.Wright 1-3, Richardson 1-5, Wade 1-6, Jones 0-2), Toronto 4-10 (Jack 1-1, Belinelli 1-1, A.Wright 1-2, Bargnani 1-4, Calderon 0-1, Turkoglu 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Miami 42 (Haslem 11), Toronto 53 (Bosh 18). Assists—Miami 17 (Wade 10), Toronto 28 (Calderon 7). Total Fouls—Miami 18, Toronto 16. Technicals—Johnson, Toronto defensive three second. A—18,265 (19,800).

Pro tennis Australian Open Results Wednesday At Melbourne Park Melbourne, Australia Purse: $22.14 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Hard-Outdoor

Singles Men Quarterfinals Roger Federer (1), Switzerland, def. Nikolay Davydenko (6), Russia, 2-6, 6-3, 6-0, 7-5. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (10), France, def. Novak Djokovic (3), Serbia, 7-6 (8), 6-7 (5), 1-6, 6-3, 6-1. Women Quarterfinals Li Na (16), China, def. Venus Williams (6), United States, 2-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5. Serena Williams (1), United States, def. Victoria Azarenka (7), Belarus, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2. Doubles Men Quarterfinals Daniel Nestor, Canada, and Nenad Zimonjic (2), Serbia, def. Arnaud Clement, France, and Jonathan Erlich, Israel, 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (6). Ivo Karlovic, Croatia, and Dusan Vemic, Serbia, def. Lukas Dlouhy, Czech Republic, and Leander Paes (3), India, 6-3, 6-4. Women Quarterfinals Cara Black, Zimbabwe, and Liezel Huber (1), United States, def. Alisa Kleybanova, Russia, and Francesca Schiavone (7), Italy, 6-3, 6-4. Maria Kirilenko, Russia, and Agnieszka Radwanska (15), Poland, def. Sally Peers, Australia, and Laura Robson, Britain, 6-4, 6-1. Mixed Quarterfinals Lisa Raymond, United States, and Wesley Moodie (7), South Africa, def. Chuang Chia-jung, Taiwan, and Filip Polasek, Slovakia, 6-3, 3-6, 12-10 tiebreak. Ekaterina Makarova, Russia, and Jaroslav Levinsky, Czech Republic, def. Raquel Kops-Jones, United States, and Dick Norman, Belgium, 6-4, 7-6 (3). Cara Black, Zimbabwe, and Leander Paes (1), India, def. Elena Vesnina, Russia, and Andy Ram (8), Israel, 6-4, 6-3. Flavia Pennetta, Italy, and Marcelo Melo, Brazil, def. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, Czech Republic, and Oliver Marach, Austria, 6-4, 6-4.

Pro baseball MLB Free Agent Signings

NEW YORK (AP) — The 86 free agents who have signed, with name, position, former club if different, and contract. The contract information was obtained by The Associated Press from player and management sources. For players with minor league contracts, letter agreements for major league contracts are in parentheses: AMERICAN LEAGUE BALTIMORE (2) — Signed Mike Gonzalez, lhp, Atlanta, to a $12 million, two-year contract; signed Miguel Tejada, ss, Houston, to a $6 million, one-year contract. BOSTON (4) — Signed Marco Scutaro, ss, Toronto, to a $12.5 million, twoyear contract; signed Mike Cameron, of, Milwaukee, to a $15.5 million, two-year contract; signed John Lackey, rhp, Los Angeles Angels, to an $82.5 million, five-year contract; signed Adrian Beltre, 3b, Seattle, to a $10 million, one-year contract. CHICAGO (5) — Signed Omar Vizquel, ss, Texas, to a $1,375,000, one-year contract; signed Andruw Jones, of, Texas, to a $500,000, one-year contract; signed J.J. Putz, rhp, New York Mets, to a $3 million, one-year contract; re-signed Ramon Castro, c, to a $1 million, one-year contract. CLEVELAND (1) — Signed Mike Redmond, c, Minnesota, to an $850,000, one-year contract. DETROIT (2) — Re-signed Adam Everett, ss, to a $1.55 million, oneyear contract; signed Jose Valverde, rhp, Houston, to a $14 million, twoyear contract. KANSAS CITY (3) — Signed Jason Kendall, c, Milwaukee, to a $6 million, two-year contract; signed Scott Podsednik, of, Chicago White Sox, to a $1.75 million, one-year contract; signed Rick Ankiel, of, St. Louis, to a $3.25 million, one-year contract. LOS ANGELES (3) — Signed Hideki Matsui, of, N.Y. Yankees, to a $6 million, one-year contract; signed Fernando Rodney, rhp, Detroit, to an $11 million, two-year contract; signed Joel Pineiro, rhp, St. Louis, to a $16 million, two-year contract. MINNESOTA (2) — Signed Carl Pavano, rhp, to a $7 million, one-year contract; signed Jim Thome, dh-1b, Los Angeles Dodgers, to a $1.5 million, one-year contract. NEW YORK (2) — Re-signed Andy Pettitte, lhp, to an $11.75 million, oneyear contract; signed Nick Johnson, 1b, Florida, to a $5.75 million, oneyear contract. OAKLAND (2) — Signed Coco Crisp, of, Kansas City, to a $5.5 million, oneyear contract; re-signed Justin Duchscherer, rhp, to a $1.75 million, one-year contract. SEATTLE (2) — Signed Chone Figgins, 3b, Los Angeles Angels, to a $36 million, four-year contract; signed Chris Woodward, inf, Boston, to a minor league contract. TAMPA BAY (1) — Signed Rafael Soriano, rhp, to a $7.25 million, oneyear contract after acquiring him from Atlanta. TEXAS (4) — Signed Rich Harden, rhp, Chicago Cubs, to a $7.25 million, oneyear contract; signed Darren Oliver, lhp, Los Angeles Angels, to a $3.5 million, one-year contract; signed Vladimir Guerrero, dh, Los Angeles Angels, to a $6.5 million, one-year contract; signed Khalil Greene, ss, St. Louis, to a $750,000, one-year contract. TORONTO (2) — Re-signed John McDonald, ss, to a $3 million, twoyear contact; signed Alex Gonzalez, ss, Boston, to a $2.75 million, one-year contract. NATIONAL LEAGUE ARIZONA (2) — Signed Bob Howry, rhp, San Francisco, to a $2.25 million, one-year contract; signed Adam LaRoche, 1b, Atlanta, to a $6 million, one-year contract. ATLANTA (3) — Signed Billy Wagner, lhp, Boston, to a $7 million, one-year contract; signed Troy Glaus, inf, St. Louis, to a $1.75 million, one-year contract; signed Eric Hinske, of, N.Y. Yankees, to a $1 million, one-year contract. CHICAGO (3) — Re-signed John Grabow, lhp, to a $7.5 million, twoyear contract; signed Marlon Byrd, of, Texas, to a $15 million, three-year contract; signed Chad Tracy, 1b, Arizona, to a minor league contract. CINCINNATI (1) — Signed Miguel Cairo, 2b, Philadelphia, to a minor league contract ($500,000). COLORADO (2) — Re-signed Rafael Betancourt, rhp, to a $7.55 million,

two-year contract; signed Miguel Olivo, c, Kansas City, to a $2.5 million, one-year contract. HOUSTON (4) — Signed Pedro Feliz, 3b, Houston, to a $4.5 million, oneyear contract; signed Brandon Lyon, rhp, Detroit, to a $15 million, threeyear contract; re-signed Jason Michaels, of, to an $800,000, one-year contract; signed Brett Myers, rhp, Philadelphia, to a $5.1 million, oneyear contract. LOS ANGELES (5) — Re-signed Doug Mientkiewicz, 1b, to a minor league contract ($550,000); signed Jamey Carroll, 2b, Cleveland, to a $3.85 million, two-year contract; re-signed Vicente Padilla, rhp, to a $5,025,000, one-year contract; re-signed Ronnie Belliard, 2b, to an $825,000, one-year contract; re-signed Brad Ausmus, c, to a $1 million, one-year contract. MILWAUKEE (6) — Signed Gregg Zaun, c, Tampa Bay, to a $2.15 million, one-year contract; signed Randy Wolf, lhp, Los Angeles Dodgers, to a $29.75 million, three-year contract; re-signed Craig Counsell, inf, to a $2.1 million, one-year contract; signed LaTroy Hawkins, rhp, Houston, to a $7.5 million, two-year contract; re-signed Claudio Vargas, rhp, to a $900,000, one-year contract; signed Doug Davis, lhp, Arizona, to a $5.25 million, oneyear contract. NEW YORK (5) — Re-signed Alex Cora, ss, to a $2 million, one-year contract; signed Henry Blanco, c, San Diego, to a $750,000, one-year contract; resigned Elmer Dessens, rhp, to a minor league contract ($700,000); signed Kelvim Escobar, rhp, Los Angeles, to a $1.25 million, one-year contract; signed Jason Bay, of, Boston, to a $66 million, four-year contract. PHILADELPHIA (5) — Signed Brian Schneider, c, N.Y. Mets, to a $2.75 million, two-year contract; signed Juan Castro, ss, Los Angeles Dodgers, to a $750,000, one-year contract; signed Placido Polanco, inf, Detroit, to an $18 million, three-year contract; signed Ross Gload, 1b-of, Florida, to a $2.6 million, two-year contract; signed Danys Baez, rhp, Baltimore, to a $5.25 million, two-year contract. PITTSBURGH (3) — Signed Bobby Crosby, inf, Oakland, to a $1 million, one-year contract; signed Brendan Donnelly, rhp, Florida, to a $1.35 million, one-year contract; signed Octavio Dotel, rhp, Chicago White Sox, to a $3.5 million, one-year contract. ST. LOUIS (3) — Re-signed Jason LaRue, c, to a $950,000, one-year contract; signed Brad Penny, rhp, San Francisco, to a $7.5 million, one-year contract; re-signed Matt Holliday, of, to a $120 million, seven-year contract. SAN DIEGO (3) — Signed Jerry Hairston Jr., inf-of, N.Y. Yankees, to a $2,125,000, one-year contract; signed Matt Stairs, of, Philadelphia, to a minor league contract; signed Jon Garland, rhp, Los Angeles Dodgers, to a $5.3 million, one-year contract. SAN FRANCISCO (4) — Signed Mark DeRosa, inf-of, St. Louis, to a $12 million, two-year contract; re-signed Juan Uribe, 2b, to a $3.25 million, oneyear contract; signed Aubrey Huff, of, Detroit, to a $3 million, one-year contract; re-signed Bengie Molina, c, to a $4.5 million, one-year contract. WASHINGTON (3) — Signed Ivan Rodriguez, c, Texas, to a $6 million, two-year contact; signed Jason Marquis, rhp, Colorado, to a $15 million, two-year contract; signed Eddie Guardado, lhp, Texas, to a minor league contract ($850,000).

Pro football NFL Playoff Glance All Times EST

Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 9 N.Y. Jets 24, Cincinnati 14 Dallas 34, Philadelphia 14 Sunday, Jan. 10 Baltimore 33, New England 14 Arizona 51, Green Bay 45, OT Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 16 New Orleans 45, Arizona 14 Indianapolis 20, Baltimore 3 Sunday, Jan. 17 Minnesota 34, Dallas 3 N.Y. Jets 17, San Diego 14 Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 24 Indianapolis 30, N.Y. Jets 17 New Orleans 31, Minnesota 28, OT Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 31 At Miami

AFC vs. NFC, 7:20 p.m. (ESPN) Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7 At Miami N. Orleans vs. Indianapolis, 6:25 p.m. (CBS)

Transactions Wednesday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Designated RHP Dennis Sarfate for assignment. DETROIT TIGERS—Agreed to terms with RHP Jay Sborz, LHP Phil Coke, INF Audy Ciriaco, INF Scott Sizemore, INF Ryan Strieby, OF Austin Jackson and OF Casper Wells on one-year contracts. National League CHICAGO CUBS—Agreed to terms with LHP Sean Marshall on a oneyear contract and INF Chad Tracy on a minor league contract. CINCINNATI REDS—Agreed to terms with INF Miguel Cairo on a minor league contract. COLORADO ROCKIES—Agreed to terms with RHP Huston Street on a three-year contract and RHP Tim Redding on a minor league contract. MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Claimed INF Joe Inglett off waivers from Texas. Designated RHP Chris Smith for assignment. PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Assigned RHP Anthony Claggett and RHP Steven Jackson outright to Indianapolis (IL). Can-Am League SUSSEX SKYHAWKS—Sold the contract of OF Josh Burrus to Detroit (AL). BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA—Suspended Washington G Gilbert Arenas and G Javaris Crittenton for the remainder of the season for having guns in the locker room. FOOTBALL National Football League BUFFALO BILLS—Named Curtis Modkins offensive coordinator/running backs coach, Bob Bicknell tight ends coach, Joe D’Alessandris offensive line coach, Giff Smith defensive assistant and Kevin Patullo offensive quality control. CLEVELAND BROWNS—Named Mark Schiefelbein as vice president football operations and Kent Johnston head strength and conditioning coach. DENVER BRONCOS—Reassigned vice president of public relations Jim Saccomano to vice president of corporate communications. Named Patrick Smyth executive director of media relations. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS—Fired defensive line coach Ted Monachino. Named Joe Cullen defensive line coach. NEW YORK GIANTS—Named Robert Nunn defensive line coach. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES—Named Barry Rubin head strength and conditioning coach and Ken Croner assistant strength and conditioning coach. HOCKEY National Hockey League BOSTON BRUINS—Assigned F Trent Whitfield to Providence (AHL). MINNESOTA WILD—Assigned RW Petr Sykora to Houston (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS—Recalled G Braden Holtby from Hershey (AHL). Assigned D Karl Alzner to Hershey. LACROSSE National Lacrosse League BUFFALO BANDITS—Added D Joe Smith and F Kyle Clancy to the active roster. Released F Delby Powless and F AJ Shannon. Signed D Clay Hill. COLLEGE SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE— Fined South Carolina $25,000 for violating league rules against permitting fans on the playing area following Tuesday’s men’s basketball win over Kentucky. GEORGIA TECH—Announced ther resignation of recruiting coordinator Giff Smith to become outside linebackers coach for the Buffalo Bills. KING, TENN.-Announced the retirement of Dale Burns athletic director. Named Dale Rutherford interim athletic director. SHEPHERD—Named Ernie McCook assistant head football coach and offensive coordinator. TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO—Named Tony Jeffery wide receivers and special teams coach. WESTERN MICHIGAN—Named Amp Campbell cornerbacks coach.


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Nuggets win eighth straight

Upset Continued from Page 1B For Lenoir-Rhyne, senior guard Jami Safrit led the Bears with 16 points. She hit four three-point field goals Wednesday. Senior forward/ guard Amber Holt contributed 13 points, five rebounds, four assists and three blocked shots. LRU sophomore Cameron Sealey added 12 points. The Bears came out hot, grabbing a 17-4 lead eight minutes into the first half. Sealey had six points in the opening spurt. The Bulldogs would out-score LenoirRhyne 24-9 over the final 11 minutes of the half to take their first lead of the game. Washington had 10 points in the stretch, including a jumper 13 seconds before intermission to put Wingate on top. Lenoir-Rhyne came out hot again in the second half, taking a 36-28 lead less than three minutes into the second half. Wingate responded by scoring the next seven points, cutting the lead to one on a layup from Brooks at the 15:30 mark. The Bulldogs took their first lead of the half at the 12:05 mark on a pair of free throws from Erica Crumlin. The Bears had the answer, going on a 16-6 run over the next five minutes to take a nine-point lead. Safrit hit a pair of threes in the spurt, scoring eight of the 16 points during the run.

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Wingate senior center Stacie Rhodes scored 18 points in Wednesday’s home win over Lenoir-Rhyne.

HOUSTON (AP) — J.R. Smith scored 22 points, Kenyon Martin added 12 points and 15 rebounds and the Denver Nuggets extended their winning streak to eight games with a 97-92 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. The Nuggets won for the second straight time without Carmelo Anthony, the NBA’s second-leading scorer, who sat out with a sprained left ankle. Chauncey Billups scored 21 points, Nene added 18 and Denver went 29 for 39 from the free throw line to win in Houston for just the fourth time in its last 16 trips. Aaron Brooks scored 22 points and Luis Scola added 20 for the Rockets, who’ve lost four of their last five home games. Houston was up by two after three quarters, and led 80-79 after Brooks’ free throw with 8:40 left. The Nuggets answered with a decisive 10-0 run, capped by back-toback 3-pointers by Smith. Houston missed 10 of its first 12 shots in the last quarter, after shooting 48 percent through the first three. Scola scored with 4:53 left to pull the Rockets within seven, but Martin swooped in for a rebound dunk with 3:48 remaining to stretch the lead back to nine.

Blue Devils top FSU, keep pace in ACC DURHAM (AP) — Jon Scheyer scored 22 points, Kyle Singler added 20 and No. 8 Duke held off Florida State 70-56 on Wednesday night The Blue Devils (17-3, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) shot 43 percent against the nation’s toughest field-goal percentage defense and forced 22 turnovers but needed a late 15-4 run to seal their 14th straight win at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Solomon Alabi had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Chris Singleton added 14 points for the Seminoles (15-5, 3-3). They outrebounded the Blue Devils 40-30 and held them without a field

goal for more than six minutes to erase most of a 16-point deficit, but were denied their second straight victory against a Top 25 opponent. Singleton made things interesting late, hitting a free throw to make it 51-47 with 8:56 left, before the Blue Devils pulled away down the stretch with seven straight points. Scheyer hit a 19-footer, Brian Zoubek added a stickback and Singler knocked down a 3-pointer with 5:45 remaining to get the decisive

run rolling and restore Duke’s double-figure lead. It wasn’t until then that the Blue Devils were assured of extending a few streaks at Cameron.Theyclaimed their 39th straight victory there against unranked opponents — a string that dates to the Seminoles’ win in February 2007 — and improved to 12-0 this season at home, winning 10 of those by at least 20 points. At least Florida State can take solace in this: The only team to keep things this tight against

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Rachel Walker and the Marvin Ridge High girls are currently second place in the SCC.

Race Continued from Page 1B The Panthers (8-3) are in third place, just a halfgame behind the Comets and Cardinals. The final playoff spot among 2A girls teams currently belongs to West Stanly, which has a 7-4 league record. Forest Hills (5-6) still has a shot at making the postseason, but would need to make up two games on the Colts with five league contests remaining. In the Southern Carolina Conference, Marvin Ridge’s boys are atop the standings with a 4-1 re-

cord after getting past Weddington at home on Tuesday. The SCC receives three bids for the 3A playoffs and two for the 4A bracket, meaning only one team in the league won’t advance to the postseason. Sun Valley and Porter Ridge, the only 4A teams in the conference, are guaranteed to make the playoffs regardless of where they finish in the standings. The Spartans are currently 3-2, while the Pirates have an 0-5 record. Weddington’s boys (3-2) are tied for second with Anson (3-2) for the second 3A spot, but the Warriors currently have the tie-

breaker after beating the Bearcats on the road earlier this month. Parkwood is in fourth place among 3A teams, but are just a game behind the Warriors and Bearcats. On the girls side, Porter Ridge is out front with 5-0 record. Sun Valley’s girls are in fourth place in the standings, but will receive an automatic bid to the 4A playoffs. Marvin Ridge is the top 3A team with a 4-1 record, followed by Parkwood (3-2), Weddington (1-4) and Anson (0-5). The Warriors, who are currently in the third and final 3A playoff spot, have already beaten the Bearcats this season.

Duke here was St. John’s, an 80-71 loser in December. For a while, though, this one was shaping up as yet another blowout for the Blue Devils, who seemingly took control early in the second half. A 12-2 spurt gave them a 51-35 lead on Singler’s free throw with 13:55 left. But a scoreless drought of nearly six minutes allowed Florida State to creep back into the game. The Seminoles reeled off 12 straight points — nine by freshman reserve Michael Snaer — to make it a four-point game late. Worse for the Blue Devils, Florida State was simply out-

hustling them, with the Seminoles missing three straight foul shots in 20 seconds — and beating Duke to all those rebounds but having trouble converting them into points. Nolan Smith finished with 11 points on 4-of-15 shooting for Duke, which led for all of about three minutes of this one despite scoring runs proving hard to come by against a defense that allows teams to shoot just 35.5 percent. Florida State had more turnovers (14) than field goals (13) at halftime, while Scheyer had 13 points in the opening 20 minutes.


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Woman doubts her ability to help long-time friend DEAR ABBY: I am in my early 40s, and married with two daughters. I have a friend, “Sally,” whom I have known since the third grade. We are like sisters. Sally has been profoundly depressed for at least 15 years. She sees a therapist and a psychiatrist on a regular basis and is on medication. My question, Abby, is what do you say to someone who calls at least once a week, for at least an hour, crying so hard I can barely understand her? She calls to tell me how sad she is and how she doesn’t think anything in her life will improve. While I’m concerned for her and care about what happens to her, I don’t feel I can give her any advice or guidance that her counselor/ psychiatrist isn’t able to give. Short of listening and providing the proverbial shoulder to lean on, what more can

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I do? I feel I need to be there for her, but I also feel drained dry because this has been going on for several years. Any guidance you might offer would be greatly appreciated. -- CONCERNED FRIEND IN FLORIDA DEAR CONCERNED: You are a supportive friend, but when Sally calls crying so hard she can hardly talk, tell her that the person she needs to be talking to is her therapist. By allowing her to vent to you, you are preventing the therapist from evaluat-

ing her while she’s in crisis and giving her the tools she needs to improve. Your friend may need to have her meds adjusted or changed, and seeing Sally while she is “at the bottom” could give her therapist valuable insights. If Sally isn’t capable of placing the call to her therapist, offer to do it for her. *** DEAR ABBY: I am a 14-yearold girl in eighth grade. I have plenty of friends, play the clarinet and piano, and am involved in school yearbook and theater, among other things. My problem is, I get sick a lot. No one can figure out why I can’t go two weeks without picking up a virus. Because of this I am gone from school quite often. I can handle the occasional teasing I get from other kids, and my teachers are helpful. It’s the two school secretaries I have a problem

Horoscopes Jan. 28, 2010

Dennis the Menace because of a past experience. Chances are your memory will be right on the mark. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- You’re not being presumptuous; you’re merely drawing on instant memory to provide the immediate answers you need to accomplish your aims. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -Even though you rarely bargain when purchasing a costly item, you might just give it a try on a whim. To your surprise, you’re likely to get the price down. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Good things in general are likely to happen spontaneously with regard to your wants and desires. However, don’t take Lady Luck for granted. It’s a momentary thing. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- When you find yourself involved in a challenging situation, all indifference on your part will suddenly vanish. Your enthusiasm will be easily aroused, and you’ll play to win.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- You’ll have no trouble being spurred into action when you learn another’s arrangement can directly affect your plans. You’ll make sure that everything turns out to your satisfaction. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -Someone you don’t know well may step forward and offer to do a favor. This sudden act of kindness will warm your heart and let you know that all’s well with the world. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -You’re never reluctant to stand up for your rights, and woe to the person who thinks he or she can run all over you. Chances are this person will never try to

deceive you again. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Recognize that an adjustment is required regarding a joint arrangement with friends, and handling it properly may be a task dropped into your lap. You’ll do just fine. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Even though you might prefer to keep out of a situation that arises between two friends, if you believe you can mediate to each person’s satisfaction, step in and offer advice. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- There is no one better than you to arouse a few lethargic companions to take action with regard to an arrangement in which everyone is waiting for them to launch. Do your thing. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -You’re not likely to wait for fate or Lady Luck to make things happen. You will take the bull by the horns and ride it out until all resistance stops and you get your way. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Don’t avoid making a quick judgment or decision if you believe you have the answer

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ASTRO-GRAPH By Bernice Bede Osol Although you might be a bit more restless than normal in the year ahead, it could push you into new activities and provide the opportunity to meet new people. It will add a surprising new depth to your life.

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with. Once, when I left school during the day because I wasn’t feeling well, one of them said to me: “You need to try to be at school more. I know it’s hard, but you’ve got to try.” Other things they have said lead me to believe they think I’m faking. Now they want a note from every doctor I see. I was gone a lot last year, but they didn’t enforce this. What is appropriate in responding to their “comments”? I’d like to ask, “Is that your opinion as a secretary?” or say, “I’m doing the best I can with my situation and you’re not helping.” Or, I could bore them with a detailed description of my medical history, or maybe complain to the principal. What do you suggest? -- SICK OF IT IN IOWA DEAR SICK OF IT: Your medical history is not the school secretaries’ business,

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and you do not owe them any detailed descriptions of it. However, it’s possible that the woman who advised you that you “needed to be at school more” was speaking out of concern, so try not to be defensive. If a note from your doctor is required, you should produce one after every absence. And I recommend that you have your mother contact the principal if there are any questions about your medical status. *** Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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NORTH CAROLINA UNION COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION 09 CVS 02474 Peggy S. Springs, Executrix of the Estate of Ortha Delonge Morrison Plaintiff Vs Donna May Niemyer, et als Defendants Notice of Service of Process By Publication TO:

TAKE NOTICE that at pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above entitled action. The nature of the relief being sought is as follows: A declaration your rights under the will of Ortha Delonge Morrison. YOU ARE REQUIRED to make defense to such pleading not later that the 10th day of March, 2010, and upon your failure to do so, the party seeking service against you will apply to the court for the relief sought. This the 28th day of January, 2010, and the 4th and 11th days of February, 2010. Harry B. Crow, Jr. Attorney At Law Attorney for the Estate of Ortha Delonge Morrison 315-B North Main Street Monroe, NC 28112 Telephone Number: (704)283-1175 State Bar No: 5128 January 28, 2010 February 4, 11, 2010 AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 08 SP 1124 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Randy Lane Fowler and Kimberly Anne Fowler to Lisa Jarvis, Trustee(s), dated the 29th day of November, 2005, and recorded in Book 3997, Page 800, in 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, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. 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 Judicial Center in the City of Monroe, Union County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 1:00 PM on February 11, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Union, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 30 as shown on a map of Arbor Glen, Phase 1, which map is recorded in Plat Cabinet F, File No. 926 in the Union County Public Registry, reference to which is hereby made for a more particular

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description. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 3912 Laurel View Circle, Indian Trail, North Carolina. Being the same property conveyed to Josua J. Joubert, husband and Sonnet Joubert, wife, by General Warranty Deed from Colony Homes, LLC fka Colony Homes-Charlotte, LLC, dated December 11, 2000, recorded December 15, 2000 in Book 1478 at Page 42, Union County Register of Deeds. Parcel ID Number: 07045253 Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §4521.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (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. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. 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 as stated below 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. This 21st day of January, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 141.134327 January 28, 2010 February 4, 2010

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, UNION COUNTY 09 SP 2032 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Danny Franklin Starnes to Charles W. McGuire, Trustee(s), dated May 13, 2004, and recorded in Book 3442, Page 208, 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, 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 Trustees will offer for sale at the Courthouse Door in Union County, North Carolina, at 10:30AM on February 04, 2010, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property, to wit: Being all of Lot/Tract 15 of Lanes Creek Farms, containing 3.645 acres, a plat of which is recorded in Plat Cabinet E, File 26, Union County Registry, to which reference is hereby made for as more complete description. Said property is commonly known as 4616 Canal Road, Marshville, NC 28103. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105-228.30, in the amount of One Dollar ($1.00) per each Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or fractional part thereof, and the Clerk of Courts fee, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7A308, in the amount of Forty-five Cents (45) per each One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or fractional part thereof or Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), whichever is greater. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale and must be tendered in the form of certified funds. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts will be immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance AS IS WHERE IS. There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, and encumbrances of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Danny Franklin Starnes. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, that tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. Substitute Trustee 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 Our File No.: 432.0934587NC January 21, 28, 2010

March, 2006, and recorded in Book 04095, Page 0637, in 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, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. 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 Judicial Center in the City of Monroe, Union County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 1:00 PM on February 11, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Union, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING all of Lot 44, of the subdivision as known as Lake Park, Phase 10, Map One, as shown on map thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet F, File Nos. 500, 501 & 502, in the Union County, Public Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 6500 Courtland Street, Indian Trail, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §4521.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (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. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. 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 as stated below 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 INFORMATION-

AL 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. This 21st day of January, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 1002180 January 28, 2010 February 4, 2010

AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 442 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Kelly Hugenschmidt and Martin Hugenschmidt, wife and husband to Ballantyne Settlement Services, Inc., Trustee(s), dated the 9th day of

PUBLIC NOTICE The Indian Trail Town Council will hold a Public Hearing on the 9th of February, 2010 at 7 p.m. in the Civic Building, 100 Navajo Trail, Indian Trail, North Carolina, to consider the following projects: a. ZT 2010-001: a request to amend Chapter 350Subdivisions, of the Unified Development Ordinance referencing Union County Subdivision Plat size requirements for recording purposes. Location: Townwide. Applicant: Town of Indian Trail. The documentation on the proposed projects is available from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Indian Trail Planning Department, which is located at 130 Blythe Drive, Indian Trail, NC 28079. The documentation can also be accessed on our website at http://www.indiantrail.org/pl anlog1.php?id=49&type=6. Any person wishing to be heard may appear. January 28, 2010 February 4, 2010 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF UNION IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATRIX CTA Having qualified as Administratrix CTA of the ESTATE OF JAY W. TOMBERLIN (A/K/A JAY WARREN TOMBERLIN) of Union County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the ESTATE OF JAY W. TOMBERLIN (A/K/A JAY WARREN TOMBERLIN) to present them to the undersigned on or before the 26th day of April, 2010, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate please make immediate payment. This 15th day of January, 2010. Amy T. Purser, Administratrix CTA, 5818 Rushing-Benton Rd., Monroe, NC 28110 R. Kenneth Helms, Jr., CALDWELL HELDER HELMS & ROBISON, P.A. P. O. Drawer 99 (314 N. Hayne St., 28112), Monroe, NC 28111-0099 January 21, 28, 2010 February 4, 11, 2010 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF UNION IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE #10E0001 ADMINISTRATOR EXECUTOR NOTICE Having duly qualified before the Honorable J. R. Rowell, Clerk of Superior Court of Union County, as personal representative of the Estate of George Roy Deshields, Jr. deceased. This is to notify all persons having claims against said Estate to present them to the undersigned on or before the 10th day of April 2010 or the same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate please make immediate payment. This 4th day of January, 2010. George Douglas Deshields 215 Pebble Stone Lane Weddington, NC 28104 January 14, 21, 28, 2010 February 4, 2010 AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 351 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Patsy Gayle Page to Eric D. Levine,


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Trustee(s), dated the 2nd day of October, 2003, and recorded in Book 3240, Page 258, in 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, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. 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 Judicial Center in the City of Monroe, Union County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 12:00 AM on February 11, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Union, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING all of Lot 7, Block H of Hemby Acres Section III as shown on a map thereof recorded in Map Book 6 Page 154 of the Union County Register of Deeds. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 8305 Hemby Wood Drive, Indian Trail, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §4521.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (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. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. 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 as stated below 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. This 21st day of January, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 1003733 January 28, 2010 February 4, 2010

been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. 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 Judicial Center in the City of Monroe, Union County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 1:00 PM on February 11, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Union, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING all of Lot 101 Glencroft Subdivision, Phase I, Map IV, as shown on plat duly recorded in Plat Cabinet I, File 505, Union County Registry, reference to which is hereby made for a more particular metes and bounds description. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 505 Glencroft Drive, Wingate, North Carolina. Parcel ID Number: 02-239-279 Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §4521.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (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. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. 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 as stated below 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. This 21st day of January, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 1009408 January 28, 2010 February 4, 2010

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 Judicial Center in the City of Monroe, Union County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 1:00 PM on February 11, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Union, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING all of Lot 180, Annandale-Map 1 of as same is shown on plat thereof recorded Plat Cabinet I Files 917-919, Union County Registry, to which reference is hereby made for a more particular description. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 1002 Amberlea Road, Indian Trail, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §4521.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (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. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. 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 as stated below 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. This 21st day of January, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 1005844 January 28, 2010 February 4, 2010

signed Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the Judicial Center in the City of Monroe, Union County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 1:00 PM on February 11, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Union, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a point in the centerline of New of Hope Church Road; evidenced by a nail, which point is located 2,360 feet East of Sugar and Wine Road; thence from the BEGINNING point with the centerline of the Road, South 51 degrees 13 minutes 58 seconds East 150 feet to a point evidenced by a nail; thence three (3) new lines as follows: 1st., South 38 degrees 46 minutes 02 seconds West 580.80 feet to a point evidenced by an iron; thence 2nd., North 51 degrees 13 minutes 58 seconds West 150 feet to a point evidenced by an iron and thence 3rd., 38 degrees 46 minutes 02 seconds East 580.80 feet to the point and place of BEGINNING containing 2.0 acres as shown upon unrecorded map of survey dated September 22, 2003, by Bobby F. Simpson, NCPLS #3698. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 5524 New Hope Church Road, Marshville, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §4521.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (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. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. 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 as stated below 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. This 21st day of January, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 1005597 January 28, 2010 February 4, 2010

of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. 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 Judicial Center in the City of Monroe, Union County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 1:00 PM on February 11, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Union, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 30 of Chatelaine Subdivision, as the same is shown on a plat thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet H, File 869-873, Union County Registry reference to which is hereby made for a more particular description. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 619 Beauhaven Lane, Waxhaw, North Carolina. Being a portion of the same property conveyed to R. R. Development North I, LLC by General Warranty Deed from Nicholas T. Calcanes, II and wife, Mary Louise Calcanes dated May 22, 2006 and recorded on May 22, 2006 in Book 4169, Page 139, Union County Register of Deeds. Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §4521.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (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. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. 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 as stated below 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. This 21st day of January, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 1014625 January 28, 2010 February 4, 2010

COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE NO. 09 SP 1931 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE DEED OF TRUST BEING FORECLOSED: The Deed of Trust being foreclosed is that Deed of Trust executed by Douglas Wayne Faulk, a single person to Richard S. Clark and /or Bobby H, Griffin and/or Joe P. McCollum, Jr., Trustee, dated May 7, 1997 and recorded in Book 968, Page 450 in the Union County Registry of North Carolina. RECORD OWNERS OF THE REAL PROPERTY: The record owner of the subject real property as reflected on the records of the Union County Register of Deeds not more than 10 days prior to the posting of this Notice is or are Douglas Faulk. DATE, TIME AND PLACE OF SALE: The sale will be held on February 3, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the door of the Union County Courthouse, Monroe, North Carolina. PROPERTY TO BE SOLD: The following real property to be sold "sight unseen" is located in Union County, North Carolina: BEING all of Tract B, containing 2.54 acres as shown on that certain Boundary and Division Survey of Lot 100 of Triple C Mini-Ranches recorded in the Union County Public Registry in Plat Cabinet E, File No. 580, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more particular description. For reference see Deed recorded in Book 952, Page 478, Union County Registry. Included is a 1997 Gold manufactured home bearing serial no. GMH307697NCAB. TERMS OF SALE: Pursuant to the provisions of N.C.G.S. §45-21.10(b) and the terms of the Deed of Trust, any successful bidder may be required to deposit with the Trustee or Clerk of Superior Court immediately upon the conclusion of the sale a cash deposit to be determined by the greater of 5% of the bid or $750.00. Unless the Substitute Trustee agrees otherwise, the successful bidder will be required to tender the "full purchase price" so bid in cash or certified check at the time the Trustee tenders to him a Deed to the property or attempts to tender such Deed, and should the successful bidder fail to pay the full amount, then the successful bidder shall remain liable as provided for in N.C.G.S. §45-21.30. By submitting your bid, you agree that the "full purchase price" shall be defined as the amount of bid plus the Trustee's commission as defined in the subject Deed of Trust plus the costs of the action, unless the Trustee agrees otherwise. For example, if the amount of bid is $20,000.00 and the trustee's commission is defined in the subject Deed of Trust as 5% of the gross proceeds of the sale, then the "full purchase price" shall equal $21,000.00 plus the costs of the action. A tender of Deed shall be defined as a letter from the Trustee to the successful bidder offering to record the Deed upon receipt of full purchase price as described herein and listed in said letter. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason such as a bankruptcy filing, the sole remedy of the successful bidder is the return of the deposit. As to any manufactured home, the following shall apply: Any not considered real property is being foreclosed pursuant to N.C.G.S. §25-9604, if necessary; there is no warranty that any is actually located on the subject tract; and there is no warranty given by the Substitute Trustee as to whether said home is real property or personal property. The sale will be made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, assessments, restrictions and easements of record, if any. ADDITIONAL NOTICE: Take notice that 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. Take further notice that 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. This the 9th day of December, 2009. Jay B. Green Attorney for Deidre D. DeFlorentis, Substitute Trustee 908 E. Edenton Street Raleigh, North Carolina 27601 Telephone: 919-829-0797 January 21, 28, 2010

Trustee Services, Inc. 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 Judicial Center in the City of Monroe, Union County, North Carolina at 1:00 PM on February 4, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Union, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: ALL that certain lot or parcel of land situated in the City of Monroe, Monroe Township, Union County, North Carolina and more particularly described as follows: BEING all of Lot #43, Block B, Creekridge, Phase III, as shown on plat recorded in Plat Cabinet C, File 288, Union County Registry, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more particular description. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 605 Creekridge Drive, Monroe, North Carolina. Parcel ID Number: 09147070 Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §4521.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (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. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. 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 as stated below 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. This 14th day of January, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 1020920 January 21, 28, 2010

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 Judicial Center in the City of Monroe, Union County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 1:00 PM on February 4, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Union, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING all of Lot 9 of Barbee Farms, Phase One, as same is shown on map thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet D at File 959 in the Union County Public Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 1001 Barbee Farm Drive, Monroe, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §4521.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (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. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. 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 as stated below 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. This 14th day of January, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 707.137892 January 21, 28, 2010

AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 977 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Lonnie Carlton Blakeney, Jr. and Dawna Thea Blakeney (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Dawna Thea Blakeney and Lonnie Carlton Blakeney, Jr.) to First American Title Insurance Co., Trustee(s), dated the 8th day of March, 2006, and recorded in Book 4093, Page 304, in Union County Registry, North Carolina, default having

AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 596 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Marc E. Pacheco and Kristen L. Pacheco to Stewart Title of North Carolina, Trustee(s), dated the 21st day of August, 2006, and recorded in Book 4272, Page 0881, in 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, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed

AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 1832 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Kelly David Thompson and Heather Honeycutt Thompson (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Kelly David Thompson and Heather H. Thompson) to First American Title Insurance Company, Trustee(s), dated the 25th day of January, 2005, and recorded in Book 3679, Page 0713, in 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, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. 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 under-

AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 1392 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Jill A. Corl and Chris M. Corl (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Jill A. Corl) to Jackie Miller, Trustee(s), dated the 13th day of November, 2006, and recorded in Book 4366, Page 181, in Union County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment

NORTH CAROLINA UNION COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF THE DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY DOUGLAS WAYNE FAULK, a single person, Recorded in Book 968, Page 450, Union County Registry IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 1958 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by William E. Blair and Vickie G. Blair (William E. Blair, deceased) to Atlantis Title Company, Trustee(s), dated the 18th day of February, 2005, and recorded in Book 3702, Page 0290, in 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, Substitute

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 1485 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Derek James Frazita and Debilu S. Frazita, husband and wife to A. Grant Whitney, Trustee(s), dated the 16th day of May, 2005, and recorded in Book 3780, Page 259, in 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, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 2120 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Jeanne Marie Piccuito (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Cureton Townhome Owners Association, Inc.) to Warin S. Kumar, Trustee(s), dated the 24th day of August, 2007, and recorded in Book 04669, Page 0087, in 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, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. 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


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Trustee will offer for sale at the Judicial Center in the City of Monroe, Union County, North Carolina at 1:00 PM on February 4, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the Township of Jackson, in the City of Waxhaw, in the County of Union, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being known and designated as all of Lot TH 42, Cureton Subdivision, Phase 1, as shown on plat of survey entitled "Final Plat for Cureton, Phase 1, Map 7, Town of Waxhaw, Jackson Township, Union County, North Carolina, dated August 24, 2006, prepared by David B. Boyles, Professional Land Surveyor, of Land Design Surveying, and recorded in Plat Cabinet J, File 510, Union County Registry, which plat is referenced for a more particular description. Including the Unit located thereon; said Unit being located at 8013 Lynwood Square, Waxhaw, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §4521.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (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. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. 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 as stated below 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. This 14th day of January, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 1005664 January 21, 28, 2010

North Carolina at 1:00 PM on February 4, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Union, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 61 of Providence Grove Subdivision, Phase 2, Map 1, as same is shown on map thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet J, File 202-203, Union County, North Carolina. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 8133 Acacia Court, Waxhaw, North Carolina. Deed Reference: Book 3328, Page 427, and Book 3328, Page 431, and Book 3298, Page 709, and Book 3298, Page 547. Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §4521.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (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. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. 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 as stated below 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. This 14th day of January, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 1016658 January 21, 28, 2010

Being all of Lot 98, Brekonridge, Phase 2, as the same is shown on a map thereof, recorded in Plat Cabinet F, File 748, Union County Public Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 4937 Aldersbrook Drive, Monroe, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §4521.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (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. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. 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 as stated below 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. This 14th day of January, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 1014727 January 21, 28, 2010

the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §4521.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (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. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. 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 as stated below 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. This 14th day of January, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 1011650 January 21, 28, 2010

made by Michelle Patricia Heaton to Jackie Miller, Trustee(s), dated the 29th day of June, 2007, and recorded in Book 4608, Page 689, in 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, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. 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 Judicial Center in the City of Monroe, Union County, North Carolina at 1:00 PM on February 4, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Union, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of that certain lot or parcel of land situated in City of Waxhaw, Union County, North Carolina and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 3 of Woodleaf as same is recorded on a map thereof located in Plat Cabinet F at Page 916 and 917 of the Union County Public Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 9312 Highrock Drive, Waxhaw, North Carolina. Parcel ID: 05114303 Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §4521.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (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. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. 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 as stated below 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. This 14th day of January, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 1021112 January 21, 28, 2010

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, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. 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 Judicial Center in the City of Monroe, Union County, North Carolina at 1:00 PM on February 4, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Union, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING all of Lot 30 and a portion of Lot 31 of Spring View Estates Subdivision, Section II, as shown on a plat of a revised subdivision map recorded in the Union County Registry in Plat Book 7, Page 53, reference being made thereto and being more specifically described as follows: BEGINNING at an iron located on the east side of Hickory Lane being the southwesterly corner of Lot 31 and the northwesterly corner of Lot 30, and running thence from said beginning point N. 7.32 E. 102.93 feet to a point; thence along the arc of a circular curve to the left having a radius of 40.0 feet a distance along the arc of 28.91 feet to a point; thence N. 77-04-45 E. 188.24 feet to a point; thence S. 2-27-40 E. 150.0 feet to an iron; thence S. 12-27-45 W. 202.21 feet to an iron along the edge of Spring View Drive; thence along with Spring View Drive S. 84-16 W. 200.38 feet to an iron; thence along with Hickory Lane N. 7-32 E. 200.0 feet to an iron, being the point and place of Beginning, all as shown on that certain survey prepared by Wm. J. Alexander, NCRLS, dated May 2, 1987. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 3501 Hickory Lane, Monroe, North Carolina. Parcel ID Number: 06-018-105 Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §4521.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (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. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. 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 as stated below 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. This 14th day of January, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens,

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 2115 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Cory McDadePascoe to A. Grant Whitney, Trustee(s), dated the 20th day of August, 2007, and recorded in Book 4664, Page 415, in 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, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. 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 Judicial Center in the City of Monroe, Union County,

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 1521 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Adolfo Sauz Rodriguez and Carmen Pinera to Ralph R. McMillan, Trustee(s), dated the 30th day of November, 2001, and recorded in Book 1706, Page 314, in 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, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. 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 Judicial Center in the City of Monroe, Union County, North Carolina at 1:00 PM on February 4, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Union, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows:

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 2121 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Arthur Nolan, an unmarried person to Jackie Miller, Trustee(s), dated the 25th day of August, 2006, and recorded in Book 04291, Page 0209, in 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, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. 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 Judicial Center in the City of Monroe, Union County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 1:00 PM on February 4, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Union, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 234 in that subdivision known as Providence Downs South Map 3 as shown on plat recorded in Plat Cabinet J, File 463 in the Union County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at Lot 234 Agile Court, Waxhaw, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay

TOWN OF WEDDINGTON LEGAL NOTICE The public will take notice that the Town Council of the Town of Weddington, North Carolina has called a public hearing on the 8th day of February, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. at the Weddington Town Hall, 1924 Weddington Road, Weddington, NC 28104 on the question of annexing the following described territory, requested by petition filed pursuant to G.S. 160A-31: • Public Hearing to Review and Consider a Request for Voluntary Annexation from David Michael Turner (6827 Potter Road, Parcel ID# 07-135-065E) and Cecil E. Turner and Carolyn Y. Turner (6833 Potter Road – Parcel ID#’s 07135-065C, 07-150-001D, 07-135-065F) Copies of any proposed documents are available for public inspection in the Office of the Town Clerk during the Town Hall’s regular business hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Persons interested are invited to attend the hearing and present their testimony for or against the annexation request. The Mayor reserves the right to adjourn the meeting to a place and time to be announced at said public hearing. As a result of the public hearing, there is the possibility of substantial changes being made to the advertised proposal, reflecting objections, debate and discussion at the hearing. Any person may request an accommodation for a disabling condition in order to attend the hearing. This request should be made to the Town Clerk at (704) 846-2709. By Order of the Town Council Amy S. McCollum, Administrator January 28, 2010 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 2117 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 1957 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Tracy L. Isaman and Edward Isaman, Jr. (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Tracy L. Isaman) to Russell Asti, Attorney, Trustee(s), dated the 26th day of October, 2004, and recorded in Book 3604, Page 820, in Union

004 Legals Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 1020138 January 21 28, 2010 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 2122 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Victor T. Barris and Cindy L. Barris to Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, Trustee(s), dated the 28th day of August, 2006, and recorded in Book 4279, Page 0660, in 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, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. 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 Judicial Center in the City of Monroe, Union County, North Carolina at 1:00 PM on February 11, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Union, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 198 of Briarcrest-South, Map 2 as same is shown on plat thereof recorded Plat Cabinet J Files 105-108, Union County Registry, to which reference is hereby made for a more particular description. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 2114 Willowcrest Drive, Waxhaw, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §4521.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (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. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. 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 as stated below 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. This 21st day of January, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 1020578 January 28, 2010 February 4, 2010

004 Legals NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 2058 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Robert D. Leszczynski and wife, Agnieszka Leszczynski (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Robert D. Leszczynski) to Fidelity National Title Insurance Co of New York, Trustee(s), dated the 5th day of December, 2005, and recorded in Book 4007, Page 724, in 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, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. 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 Judicial Center in the City of Monroe, Union County, North Carolina at 1:00 PM on February 4, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Union, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 68 of Stevens Mill Subdivision, Phase 1 as same is shown on a plat thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet D at File 667, Union County Public Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 8037 Stevens Mill Road, Matthews, North Carolina. Parcel ID Number: 08-321-059 Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §4521.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (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. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. 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 as stated below 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. This 14th day of January, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 1021864 January 21, 28, 2010 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 2165 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Jeffrey Martin and Barbara J. Martin to Morris, Manning, & Martin,


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LLP, Trustee(s), dated the 21st day of April, 2006, and recorded in Book 4136, Page 304, in 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, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. 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 Judicial Center in the City of Monroe, Union County, North Carolina at 1:00 PM on February 11, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Union, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING all of Lot 104 of Shiloh Trace Phase 3, Map 4 as same is shown on a plat thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet I File 677, Union County Registry, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more particular description. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 1415 Langdon Terrace Drive, Indian Trail, North Carolina. Parcel ID Number: 07-093-734 Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §4521.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (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. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. 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 as stated below 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. This 21st day of January, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 1014912 January 28, 2010 February 4, 2010

the 29th day of January, 2007, and recorded in Book 4444, Page 0164, in 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, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. 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 Judicial Center in the City of Monroe, Union County, North Carolina at 1:00 PM on February 11, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Union, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Lot 167 of LEXINGTON COMMONS Subdivision, Phase 3 (Sheet 3 of 3) as shown on a survey recorded in Map Book J at Page 254 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Union County, North Carolina, to which plat reference is made for a more particular description as to metes and bounds. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 702 Southridge Drive, Monroe, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §4521.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (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. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. 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 as stated below 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. This 21st day of January, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 1005801 January 28, 2010 February 4, 2010

stitute Trustee Services, Inc. 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 Judicial Center in the City of Monroe, Union County, North Carolina at 1:00 PM on February 11, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Union, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING all of Lot 120 of Wesley Chapel, Map 4, as same is shown on a map thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet I, File No. 400, in the Union County Public Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 501 Lindsborg Trail, Monroe, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §4521.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (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. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. 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 as stated below 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. This 21st day of January, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 1023211 January 28, 2010 February 4, 2010

dicial Center in the City of Monroe, Union County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 1:00 PM on February 11, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Union, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 39 of the subdivision known as Magnolia Ridge, Phase I, as shown on a map thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet E, File(s) 778 of the Union County, North Carolina Public Registry, reference to which is hereby made for a more particular description. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 4603 Magnolia Ridge Drive, Waxhaw, North Carolina. This being the same property conveyed on 06/19/2001 in Book 1584, Page 664. Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §4521.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (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. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. 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 as stated below 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. This 21st day of January, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 1022604 January 28, 2010 February 4, 2010

dicial Center in the City of Monroe, Union County, North Carolina at 1:00 PM on February 11, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Union, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING all of Lot #94 of WINDWARD OAKS SUBDIVISION as shown on plat filed for record in Plat Cabinet F, File Number 34 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Union County, North Carolina, reference to which is hereby made for a more particular description. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 1104 Crescent Way, Wingate, North Carolina. Tax Account No.: 09-121-126 Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §4521.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (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. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. 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 as stated below 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. This 21st day of January, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 1020832 January 28, 2010 February 4, 2010

Foodman Hunter Karres, PLLC, Trustee(s), dated April 27, 2007, and recorded in Book 04535, Page 0099, 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, 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 Trustees will offer for sale at the Courthouse Door in Union County, North Carolina, at 10:30AM on February 04, 2010, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property, to wit: Being all of Lot 219 of Meriwether Subdivision, Map 2 as same is shown on map thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet F, File 690 in the Union County Public Registry. Said property is commonly known as 2001 Salmon River Drive, Monroe, NC 28110. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105-228.30, in the amount of One Dollar ($1.00) per each Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or fractional part thereof, and the Clerk of Courts fee, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7A308, in the amount of Forty-five Cents (45) per each One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or fractional part thereof or Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), whichever is greater. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale and must be tendered in the form of certified funds. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts will be immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance AS IS WHERE IS. There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, and encumbrances of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Scott D Rizek and Jennifer K Rizek. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, that tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. Substitute Trustee 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 Our File No.: 432.0935768NC January 21, 28, 2010

ed in Plat Cabinet I, File 758 and 759 in the Union County, North Carolina Registry. This sale remains subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, restrictions and easements of record and assessments, if any. The record owner of the above-described real property as reflected on the records of the Union County Register of Deeds not more than ten (10) days prior to the posting of this notice is Carl E. Holbrooks, Jr. Pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes Section 45-21.10(b), any successful bidder may be required to deposit with the Substitute Trustee immediately upon conclusion of this sale by cash or certified check an amount not to exceed the greater of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or $750.00. Any successful bidder shall be required to tender the full balance purchase price so bid in cash or certified check at the time the Substitute Trustee furnishes to him a deed for the property or attempts to tender such deed, and should said successful bidder fail to pay the full balance purchase price so bid at that time, he shall remain liable his bid as provided for in North Carolina General Statutes Section 45-21.30(d) and (e). This sale will be held open ten (10) days for upset bids as required by law. This the 6th day of January, 2010. Mary Kay Baynard Substitute Trustee JAMES, MCELROY & DIEHL, PA 600 S. College Street Charlotte, NC 28202 704-372-0370 January 21, 28, 2010

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 1759 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Lilia I. Garay by Lilia R. Garay, Attorney in Fact and Lilia R. Garay and Jose F. Garay by Lilia R. Garay, Attorney in Fact, and Fernando Garay (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Lilia R. Garay, Lilia I. Garay, Fernando Garay and Jose F. Garay Mendoza) to Philip R. Mahoney, Trustee(s), dated

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 2145 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by James Depalma to Burke & Associates, Trustee(s), dated the 21st day of November, 2006, and recorded in Book 4383, Page 835, in 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, Sub-

following real estate situated in the Township of Sandy Ridge, in the County of Union, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, together with improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in Union County, North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 33 of Providence Acres, Phase III, Sandy Ridge Township, and recorded in Cabinet B, File 162A, Union County Register of Deeds. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 650 Cottonfield Circle, Waxhaw, North Carolina. This is the same property to Jerry W. Champion by substitute trustee's deed of Patricia W. Nystrom, dated April 2, 1998, and recorded April 3, 1998 in Book 1078, Page 333. Thereafter, a one-half interest in said property to Virginia W. Wilson by deed of Jerry W. Champion, dated October 1, 1999 and recorded July 29, 2002 in Book 1873, Page 819. Subsequently, said property was to Grace Davis, an unmarried person by quit-claim deed of Jerry Wayne Champion, a married person and Virginia W. Champion, a married person, dated April 16, 2004 and recorded April 19, 2004 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Union County in Book 3412, Page 362. Thereafter said property to Virginia Champion by deed of Grace A. Davis dated January 14, 2005 and recorded January 20, 2005 in Deed Book 3670 Page 0891. Parcel Number: 06-180-048 Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §4521.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (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. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. 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 as stated below 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. This 21st day of January, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 1020400 January 28, 2010 February 4, 2010

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 2038 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Thomas Wojtysiak to Secured Title LLC, Trustee(s), dated the 5th day of February, 2007, and recorded in Book 4454, Page 0541, in 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, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. 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 Ju-

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 2166 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Jose Manuel C. Chavez and wife, Areli Luna Perez (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Jose Manuel Cano Chavez) to Robert Palmer, Trustee(s), dated the 31st day of March, 2003, and recorded in Book 3023, Page 659, in 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, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. 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 Ju-

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 2124 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Virginia W. Champion (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Virginia Champion) to David B. Craig, Trustee(s), dated the 9th day of February, 2005, and recorded in Book 3808, Page 436, in 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, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. 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 Judicial Center in the City of Monroe, Union County, North Carolina at 1:00 PM on February 11, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, UNION COUNTY 09 SP 2024 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Scott D Rizek and Jennifer K Rizek to

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF UNION IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION 09-SP-2179 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE of the Real Estate Deed of Trust executed by Carl E. Holbrooks, Jr., and Melisa S. Holbrooks, Grantor, dated August 23, 2007, recorded in Book 4669 at Page 367 in the Union County Registry by Mary Kay Baynard, Substitute Trustee. NOTICE OF SALE ON FORECLOSURE OF DEED OF TRUST Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in that certain Real Estate Deed of Trust (hereinafter “Deed of Trust) executed and delivered by Carl E. Holbrooks, Jr., and Melisa S. Holbrooks, dated August 23, 2007 and recorded on August 28, 2007, in Book 4669 at Page 367 in the Union County Registry, and because of default under the terms of the Deed of Trust and Note secured thereby and failure to carry out or perform the stipulations and agreements therein contained and pursuant to the demand of the owner and holder of the indebtedness secured by the Deed of Trust, and pursuant to the Order of the Clerk of Superior Court for Union County, North Carolina, entered in this foreclosure proceeding, the undersigned Mary Kay Baynard, Substitute Trustee, or her agent, will expose for sale at public auction on the 4th day of February, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at the door of the Union County Courthouse, 400 N. Main Street, Monroe, North Carolina, 28112 the property located at 2042 Fitzhugh Lane, Matthews, Union County, North Carolina 28104 Tax Parcel #061172-86 and being more particularly described as follows: BEING all of Lot 13, STRATFORD HALL, subdivision as shown on a plat thereof duly record-

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704-261-2214 020 Cemeteries & Plots Cemetery plot single plot in Field of Honors in Lakeland Mem. Park valued at $1500 sell for $575 call (704)296-9014

BUSINESS SERVICES 027 Elderly/Sick Care Caregiver w/lots of exp. Very caring and dependable. Will sit nights with your elderly family member. Please call Barbara at 704-294-4214

EMPLOYMENT 040 Help Wanted Avon- Do you need an extra $200-500? Act now! Ft/Pt. Free gift. Medical Ins. avail. 704/821-7398 Cell Tower Help Wanted Looking for a self motivated person with cell phone tower experience. Experience to include both installation & test of telecommunications equipment inside both hut & cabinet type installations. Call (843) 675-2626 or Fax Resume to (843) 675-2632. Earn Extra Money Deliver the new AT&T Real Yellow Pages in the Union Co. area. FT/PT, daily work, quick pay, must be 18 yrs+, have drivers license & insured vehicle (800)422-1955 Ext. 4 8:00A-4:30P Mon-Fri


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109 REAL ESTATE

Fast growing maid service REAL ESTATE - RENT needs PT person to clean houses & offices. Must be drug free with no 111 Commercial - Rent criminal history, own transportation a must Warehouse 2500sf with 704-243-4435 dock door, $1000mo. 1630-C Concord Ave. call (704)283-4697 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanic 5 Years Minimum Mechanic Warehouse/office with 4’ Experience Required Refdock door. 2400 sf. Old erences Required Mining Charlotte Hwy. $600/Mo. experience a plus Fax (704)283-4697 Resumes to 843-672112 Apartments 3579 or apply in person at Buckhorn Materials 3410 Hwy 601 South, $550mo incls: 1 mo rent & sec. 1br Apt Cotton St. Jefferson, SC 29718 Monroe Unionville Real843-675-7625 ty 704-753-1000

READER NOTICE! While many work-athome opportunities listed provide real income, many seek only to sell booklets or catalogs on how to get such work.

Please use caution when responding to all such ads. 052 Jobs Wanted Wanted job driving truck FT or PT, local or short hal Class A- X endorsement (704)309-0239

PETS & LIVESTOCK

★ Monroe Apt. ★ Special 2br 2ba Move in by Jan 31st. Get Feb & Mar. FREE Beautiful & quiet paid water 704-289-5949 ★★★★★★★★★★★ 1/2 off 1st mo. rent !! Ask about other specials Completely Remodeled 2br, 1.5ba Townhouse Small pets allowed Shown by appt only 704-283-1912 ★★★★★★★★★★★ Newly Remodeled Townhouse 2bd/1.5 ba $600mo. 704-283-3097

Weekly rents avail. 1 & 2 BR’s no pet, no inside smoking, lease dep. 704846-6019 Free 1 yr Cat, and kitten

062 Homes for Pets

6-8 wks, both female call (980)328-5686

113 Duplexes

1br 1ba duplex gas heat cent air private deck, year Free female Pit Bull good lease +dep. req’d no pets, home needed call for 704-201-9534 leave msg

info (704)220-8591

MERCHANDISE 069 Appliances Refrigerator & Stoves $99.99 Washers & Dryers $99.99 704-649-3821

071 Furniture

1br 1ba duplex spacious, cent H/A, $437mo. 903 A Guild, ref’s & dep req’d (704)225-1543

3br 1.5ba 1050sf $695mo both, great location in Wingate cul de sac dep & ref’s req’d (704)283-6490

114 Houses For Rent

A beautiful 6 pcs. Cherry BR set brand new in box- 3br 1ba, stove, fridge, cent H/A large yard, es, Must sell $425 $625mo(704)225-1691 (704)918-8401 Brand New Queen Plush 3br 2ba Parkwood Sch. dist country living, hardwood mattress in box & plastic flooring, $850mo. ref’s & Must Sell $150, (704)998dep req’d (704)776-4664 8044

090 Miscellaneous

REAL ESTATE - SALE

Bathroom double sink, mar126 Houses For Sale ble with faucet blue in color, $100 (704)385- New Homes $99,900 You 9116 may qualify $8,000 refund $0 down payment programs call 704-607-2602 Metal Roofing

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

FINANCIAL 104 Bus. Opportunities

INVESTIGATE BEFORE YOU INVEST! Always a good policy, especially for business opportunities and franchises. Call NC Attorney General at (919)-716-6000 or the Federal Trade Commission at (877)-FTCHELP for free information; or visit our Web site at www.ftc.gov/bizop. N.C. law requires sellers of certain business opportunities to register with NC Attorney General before selling. Call to verify lawful registration before you buy.

108 Money To Loan Advance Fee Loans or Credit Offers Companies that do business by phone can’t ask you to pay for credit before you get it. For more information, call toll-free 1-877-FTC-HELP. A public service message from The Enquirer-Journal and The Federal Trade Commission.

MOBILE HOMES 138 Mobile Homes - Rent Marshville area 3BR 2BA MH private lot no inside pets $580mo + dep. (704)385-9925

Neat clean 3br 2ba MH Unionville/Piedmont dist $600mo. 704-289-1460 Wingate: 2mo. rent free 2BR 2BA $525; 3BR 2BA $600. Cent H/A. No pets. 704-451-8408

140 Mobile Homes - Sale $500.00 DN moves you in. Call and ask me how. 704-225-8850 First Time Home Buyers $8000 Tax Credit $500 down (704)225-8850

TRANSPORTATION 148 Autos For Sale 95 Chevy Silverado Pickup shortbed, fully equip’d, wht/dark blue int. exc cond. $3800 (704)8268012

166 Recreational 73 Camper good condition, sleep 6-8, $600 call (704)695-4772 or (704)272-0905

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