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Brace for snow and ice BY JASON deBRUYN

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MONROE Prepare for an icy and very dangerous weekend. “It’s going to be a major ice storm,” Accuweather meteorologist Frank Strait said. “The roads will become a skating rink.” Crews started pre-treating roads Thursday afternoon and will continue Friday during nonpeak hours.

The storm will come through Union at about 7 p.m. and stay through Saturday night, Strait said. Sleet and some snow would be first, but will quickly turn to freezing rain that can accumulate on roads, trees and power lines. Precipitation is expected to stop before Sunday morning, but temperatures will still be in the low 30s, so road conditions will not improve until early next

week, said Strait. “The mess is Inside going to hang Winter around for a couWeather tips ple days,” he said. from the Monroe spokesRed Cross man Pete Hovanec See 6A and N.C. Department of Transportation spokeswoman Jen Thompson said road crews would be on standby all weekend.

Both recommended that drivers stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary and to be extra careful on bridges or ramps that freeze before roads do. Drivers can visit Web site ncdot.gov to find any road closings, or follow the N.C. DOT on Twitter for immediate road announcements, Thompson said. To find out about school cancellations visit the school’s Web site, ucps.k12.nc.us.

“No sentence will ever repay what has been done. He deserves life because that’s what he took from us.’ — Melonie Drake, sister of murder victim Logan Edwards

WHO’S NEWS Bernanke wins 2nd term

WASHINGTON (AP) — Embattled Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke won confirmation for a second term Thursday, but only by the closest vote ever for the crucial post and after withering criticism from lawmakers for bailing out Wall Street while other Americans suffered in recession. The Senate confirmed Bernanke for a new fouryear term by a 70-30 vote, a seemingly solid majority but 14 votes worse than the closest previous vote for a Fed chairman. The battle over Bernanke’s confirmation has been a test of central bank independence, a crucial element if the Fed is to carry out unpopular but economically essential policies. Its decisions on interest rates can have immense consequences, from the success or failure of the largest companies to the typical home-buyer’s ability to get an affordable loan to the price of cereal at the grocery or gas at the corner station. Created by Congress in 1913 after a series of bank panics, the Federal Reserve is an independent agency, supposedly outside politics, but its chairman is typically assailed by lawmakers and others when the economy falls and jobless ranks lengthen. “Bernanke fiddled while our markets burned,” huffed Richard Shelby, of Alabama, the top Republican on the Senate Banking Committee, during Thursday’s debate. “Ben Bernanke’s Federal Reserve played a key role in setting the stage for the financial crisis.”

Life without parole Jury convicts Dan Edwards of first degree murder of wife BY JASON deBRUYN

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Dan Edwards glances back toward his family members just prior to the jury returning their verdict.

MONROE A jury convicted Dan Warren Edwards of firstdegree murder Thursday; he was sentenced to life in prison. Edwards, 59, formerly of 3204 Collaroy Road in Waxhaw, was convicted of smothering his wife, Logan Drake Edwards, in their home on Oct. 31, 2008. When the verdict was announced, members of Logan Edwards’ family exhaled deeply and loosened their shoulders; they smiled at one another and rubbed each other’s backs. Dan Edwards’ family sat silently and some lightly dabbed tears away

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The daughter and sisters of Logan Edwards,talk to reporters after the trial ends; from left is daughter Patty Burney and sisters Donna Hayslip and Melanie Drake. from their eyes; Dan Edwards barely moved and his facial expression did not change. “The most difficult thing I have ever had to do, was to sit my children down and tell them their

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considered a “not-guilty” verdict juror David Matthews said. On first count, seven jurors favored a second-degree charge and five wanted the first-

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grammy is not coming back,” Logan Edwards’ daughter, Patricia Burney said. “My world has fallen apart.” The jury returned a verdict in about two-anda-half hours. They never

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John, Elizabeth Edwards separate after 30 years of marriage RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Elizabeth Edwards stood faithfully by her husband even after she learned he had an affair on the campaign trail while she battled cancer. She recently described the “slow process” of trying to rebuild her trust in him. Her struggle to reconcile appeared near its end with word Wednesday that she and her husband of more than 30 years have separated.

The news came a week after John Edwards admitted fathering a child with his mistress, Rielle Hunter, and as details emerged from a book by a former aide describing the lengths the former presidential candidate took to try hiding his misdeeds from his wife, family and the American public. Elizabeth Edwards, 60, declined to comment through a friend, Andrea

Purse, who confirmed the separation. But Elizabeth’s sister told The Associated Press that she remains strong. “She’s doing as well as you could expect,” Nancy Anania said. “I’m really proud of her that, somehow, she’s got strength that you rarely see in a person.” John Edwards issued a statement, expressing care for the mother of four of his children.

“It is an extraordinarily sad moment, but I love my children more than anything and still care deeply about Elizabeth,” he said. Purse did not reveal how long the couple has been apart. North Carolina typically requires couples to be separated for a year before divorcing. It’s another wrenching twist for a couple that had previously weathered the death of a 16-year-old son and Elizabeth’s ongoing

battle with cancer. Elizabeth Edwards has an incurable form of cancer that returned in 2007 as the couple was campaigning for the presidency. She said last week that her health got worse for a period but has been recently improving. She declined at the time to discuss her marital status. John Edwards is a former N.C. senator and 2004 Democratic vice presidential candidate.


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DEATHS

Margaret Sims Bass Ford

PINEVILLE Margaret Sims Bass Ford, died on January 23, 2010, of a brief illness after eight years of declining health as the result of an accident. Margaret, 86, was

Eugene Richard Ellinger

Monroe Mr. Eugene Richard Ellinger, age 87, of Sun City Center, Florida, formerly of Monroe, North Carolina, died Thursday (January 28, 2010). Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Davis Funeral Home of Monroe.

Eula Parker

Marshville Mrs. Eula Parker, 84, died Thursday, January 28, 2010 at Autumn Care Nursing Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Good Shepherd Funeral Home, Indian Trail, is serving the family of Mrs. Parker.

Tuskegee Airman dies NEW YORK (AP) — Retired Air Force Lt. Colonel Lee A. Archer, a decorated member of the Tuskegee Airmen, has died at 90. Archer was an ace pilot in America’s first black fighter group in WW II.

COMING EVENTS the 12th child of Robert David Sims and Josie Yandle Sims of Waxhaw. She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years J.B. Bass; and their daughter, Debra Bass Todd. Her husband of 25 years, Walter B. Ford died in 2002. A lifelong resident of Union and Mecklenburg Counties, Margaret’s career included the Bank of Matthews, the Office of the Register of Deeds, and Roy White’s Flowers. Margaret and J.B. were charter members and very active in the Order of the Eastern Star of Matthews, NC. Dancing with Walt was a special pleasure as was every holiday with family. Margaret loved en-

gaging friends in tennis, bridge, and shopping. Margaret is survived by her daughter Pat Whittle and her husband Robbie, of Charlotte; daughter, Valerie Rourke and her husband Dennis of Richmond, Va; grandson, Woody Whittle and his wife Erin, of Wilmington; great-grandson Fletcher; and son-in-law, Mike Todd, of Richburg, S.C. A celebration of Margaret’s life will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, January 30, 2010 at McEwen Pineville Chapel. Visitation will follow immediately after the service. www.MeM.com PAID OBITUARY

Andrea Dean Baker Bernice Massey Williams Higgins Monroe Andrea Dean Baker Williams, 65, of Monroe, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010 at Carolinas Medical Center-Union. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Saturaday at Monroe Full Gospel Church in Monroe with burial to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Born in Lincoln County, NC, March 21, 1944, a daughter of Emma White Baker of Monroe and the late Louis Baker. Survivors other than her mother include, her husband Charles Williams, Sr. of the home; one son, Charles Williams, jr. of Monroe; two brothers, Louis Baker of Rockville, MD and Kent Baker of Monroe; one sister, Harriett Ivey of Monroe. Public viewing will be held 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Harris Funeral and Cremation Service of Monroe. The family may be contacted at 220 Wilkes Dr. in Monroe. Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.

Waxhaw Mrs. Bernice Massey Higgins, 92, died Monday, Jan. 25, 2010 at CMCUnion in Monroe. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 at Steele Hill AMEZ Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Born in Union County, NC, July 28, 1917, a daughter of the late James Nelson Massey and the late Easter Lilly Harris Massey. Survivors include two sons, John L. Cureton of Lancaster, SC and Samuel Crow of Waxhaw; one step-daughter, Mrs. Flossie Mae Williams of Heath Springs, SC. Public viewing will be Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at L.D. Grier Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be Saturday, Jan. 30 from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the church. The Family will be at the home of John Cureton, 6946 Cureton-Taylor Drive, Lancaster, SC. Grier Funeral Services in Monroe is in charge of arrangements.

William Heath Davis

Monroe William Heath Davis, 90, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2010. He was born on July 14, 1919 in Union County, son of the late William Callie and Glennie Baucom Davis. Mr. Davis was a US Army WW II veteran and a retired employee of Griffin Farm Equipment. A memorial service will be held Monday, February 1, 2010 at 1:00 PM at Gordon Funeral Chapel. The family will greet visitors following the service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Holmes Davis and a brother John Hayne Davis. He is survived by his daughter, Wanda Tomberlin and husband Jimmy of Monroe, sisters, Frances Simpson and Nell Dean Helms, both of Monroe, grandchildren, Christie Tomberlin Canavaciol and Tommy Tomberlin. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at www. g o r d o n f u n e r a l s e rvice.com PAID OBITUARY

‘Catcher in the Rye’ author dies NEW YORK (AP) — J.D. Salinger, the legendary author, youth hero and fugitive from fame whose “The Catcher in the Rye” shocked and inspired a world he increasingly shunned, has died at 91. Salinger died of natural causes at his home on Wednesday. He had lived for decades in self-imposed isolation in a small, remote house in Cornish, N.H. “The Catcher in the Rye,” with its immortal teenage protagonist, the twisted, rebellious Holden Caulfield, came out in 1951. The novel’s sales are astonishing — more than 60 million copies worldwide — and its impact incalculable. “Catcher” presents the world as an ever-so-unfair struggle between the goodness of young people and the corruption of elders. Salinger’s other books don’t equal the influence or sales of “Catcher,” but they are still read, again and again, with great affection and intensity. Jerome David Salinger was born Jan. 1, 1919, in New York City. His father was a wealthy importer of cheeses and meat and the family lived for years on Park Avenue.

Today • 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, 704-821-4256, 704-763-0784. • INFANT CPR AND SAFETY, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., CMC-Union Outpatient Treatment Pavilion Auditorium Carolinas Medical Center-Union, 600 Hospital Drive Monroe,

Saturday • TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 9 a.m. weigh-in, 9:20 meeting, Love Baptist Church, 707 Deese Road, Monroe. Details, 704-226-1520. •  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Low Bottom group, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., old Belk building, 200 Stewart St., Monroe. Details, 704332-4387; 704-377-0244. • OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, 10 a.m., Central United Methodist Church, room 106. • TEENAGERS DANCE, 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., American Legion Post 212, 1010 Lasalle St. Chaperoned; $2 donation requested. Details, 704289-6190 or 704-221-0531. • NARCOTICS ANON-

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• EXERCISE CLASS, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center. Open to ages 55 and up. For details, call 704-2824657. • SENIOR FITNESS CLASS, 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Bazemore Center, Winchester Avenue, Monroe. Free to all senior citizens. Details, 704-282-4654. • BABY TIME, 10:30 a.m., Union West Library. Details, 704-821-7475. •  TODDLER TIME, 11:15 a.m., Union West Regional Library, for children ages 12 months to 36 months. • BABY TIME, 11:30 a.m., Waxhaw Library. Details, 704-843-3131. •  MONROE-UNION COUNTY SENIOR CITIZENS ORGANIZATION, 3 p.m., Winchester Center. For details, call Christine R. Belton, 704-283-1615. • TURNING POINT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GROUP, 4 p.m. at the shelter. Details, 704-283-7233. • CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Outpatient Treatment Pavilion auditorium, CMC-Union. Details, Kara Finch, 704-2833381, 704-320-6570, kara. finch@carolinashealthcare.org. •  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Low Bottom group, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., old Belk building, 200 Stewart St., Monroe. Details, 704-332-4387; 704377-0244. •  INDIAN TRAIL TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), private weighin, 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m; meeting 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Indian Trail United Methodist Church, 113 Indian Trail Road. First visit free. Details, 704-843-9365.

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EDWARDS Continued from Page 1A degree. The jury then hashed it out and Matthews said three more jurors decided on the first-degree charge fairly quickly. After sleeping on the decision, the jury returned Thursday morning and reached a consensus by 10:30 a.m. “We all agreed that he was probably an honorable man,� Matthews said, but he crossed the line, “even though that might have been a short period of time.� About Logan Edwards, he said that, “None of us had a high opinion of her, but she didn’t deserve to die. ... The whole situation is tragic,� Dan Edwards father, Warren Edwards said the ruling would be appealed. “I don’t see how, with the evidence, you could come to that verdict,� he said after the trial. Members of Logan Edwards’ family were allowed to address the judge before sentencing. “No sentence will ever repay what has been done. He deserves life because that’s what he took from us,� Logan Edwards’ sister, Melonie Drake said. “Logan, we love you and you will forever be in our hearts.� “Whatever good this man has ever done should be erased and overshadowed,� said Logan Edwards’ other sister, Donna Hayslip. Burney, Drake and Hayslip were the only members of Logan Edwards’ family present in court Thursday, but Logan Edwards’ first husband and uncle were present throughout the rest of the trial.

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Logan Edwards was initially reported missing by Dan Edwards two days after he killed her. Police said he was not initially a suspect, but was not ruled out as a person of interest. After reviewing phone records, State Bureau of Investigation special agent Brandon Blackman noticed Dan Edwards

made a phone call that triggered a cell tower near Santee, S.C., where the body was later found. On Nov. 11, Blackman asked Dan Edwards about the call and Dan Edwards agreed to come to the Waxhaw police station. At the station, Dan Edwards gave Blackman an eight-page written confession, detailing how he killed his wife, drove her body down U.S. Highway 601 and dumped it in the Congaree River. He said he acted out of “rage� because he thought his wife had been cheating on him.

The confession and the marriage

On Nov. 11, Dan Edwards told police that after he dumped the body, he led a normal life for two weeks until police asked him about the cell phone call. That same afternoon, Dan Edwards acted out on camera for Blackman and Waxhaw Detective Bobby Haulk how he said he killed his wife. Dan Edwards explained to police that he had seen a profile his wife had created on dating Web site Match.com. When he confronted his wife about it, he said she laughed in his face, telling him he had no business in that area of her life and the men she met through the site could take care of her better than he could. Those factors sent Dan Edwards into a fit of “rage� and “emotion,� his attorney Richard Culler repeatedly said throughout the trial. Because he was overcome with passion, Culler said, he should not be held accountable for his actions that night, and should not have been found guilty

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of murder in the first degree. Culler requested that “voluntary manslaughter� be added to the convictions the jury could choose from, but Judge Jack Hooks denied that request. The jury could select from “first-degree murder,� “second-degree murder,� or “not guilty.� District Attorney John Snyder was pleased with the outcome. He complimented assistant district attorneys Steve Higdon Staff photos by Rick Crider and Anita Mason, who Logan Edward’s daughter Patty Burney, above left, and sisters Donna Hayslip and tried the case in court, and Melanie Drake speak to a news crew after the trial. Dan Edward’s mother, in photo at police officers on their efleft with back to the camera, is consoled by family member after the verdict is read. forts to collect evidence.


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ormer U.S. Sen. John Edwards has a lot of apologizing to do. He’s embarrassed his state and his supporters. He’s humiliated his family and friends. Worst of all, he’s denied his own daughter by telling the world he was not the father of this innocent little girl, and concocting lies to make his case. And he did this while knowing she was his child, his own flesh and blood. If he had won the 2008 presidential election, the potential for blackmailing him over his extra-marital affair could have jeopardized national security. At the least, revelations about this affair and his dishonesty about it would have shamed the nation. With two books out that tackle the subject, Edwards has finally come clean on his paternity of Frances Quinn Hunter, the child he fathered with Rielle Hunter during their affair, and apologized “to all those I have disappointed and hurt.” But nothing he says beyond that - no explanation he offers - can have any credibility. Edwards has lied from the first day that the story of his affair broke. He was lying as he presented himself to the world as a man dedicated to his wife, who is battling cancer, and his children. This raises questions about the veracity of everything else he said as he served this state in the U.S. Senate and, then, as he ran for president. Liars hurt a lot of people, and Edwards certainly did that. He hurt all of those around his family. Some day, when little Frances is grown and learns that her father first denied she was his, she will also be hurt. Edwards also hurt the people who believed in him and trusted him. Hundreds of North Carolinians, both people who knew him while he was a Raleigh lawyer and those who only met him after he entered politics, put their faith in him. As his campaign manager, Gary Pearce, said recently, Edwards owes all of those people an apology. These were conscientious people of all ages who gave his campaign money, who traveled across the country to work on his behalf and who gave much of their time, too. Most important, they put their hopes for this country in his care only to be betrayed by him. Finally, Edwards hurt all the good people in politics because he reinforced a negative stereotype of politicians. Earlier this month, two political reporters published Game Change, a book about the 2008 campaign that included disturbing details about Edwards, his wife, Elizabeth, and the way they conducted their campaign. The embarrassment will only continue when his former aide, Andrew Young, publishes his memoir, with widespread distribution this weekend. Indications are that Young will provide even more detail about Edwards’ cheating. For all, it would be best if Edwards just disappeared. It’s unlikely that anyone will take his apology seriously or believe his contrition. Winston-Salem Journal

YOUR VIEW Resident supports pact with sheriff Indian Trail is struggling along with the rest of the nation with unemployment, a sluggish economy, and residents trying to keep their homes. During these times, we must be especially vigilant to keep our representatives in local government accountable, ensuring fiscally responsibility so we can achieve lower taxes while securing a prosperous future for our town. Residents of Indian Trail who attend council meetings are hearing rumblings from council members on whether or not to create our own police department. When surveyed, residents said they were happy with the great work our sheriff ’s deputies are doing. Residents also understand that the cost of having our own department could potentially more than double property taxes to deliver the same or lower level of service we presently receive from the Union County Sheriff ’s Office. This is why residents are signing a petition supporting the town’s current contract with the sheriff ’s office. Help keep our taxes low and continue the good law enforcement our town enjoys. What can you do? You can send a message to our town council to be fiscally responsible by supporting the sheriff ’s office contract. Go to www.lowertaxesforit.org to download a petition. Bring it to your local businesses, neighbors and friends, and have them sign it to support the quality service the sheriff ’s office provides, while keeping taxes low for Indian Trail. You must be at least 18 years old to sign. You can visit, call or e-mail council members and let them know you support our contract

with the sheriff ’s office, and that you would like to see it extended and enhanced as part of a longrange plan to ensure the best quality law enforcement for the future. When talking to our elected officials please be respectful, but firm. Tell them Indian Trail does not need its own police department, and that starting and maintaining a town force would create a heavy tax burden on residents. To contact your council, please visit the town Web site at www.indiantrail.org or call town hall at 704-821-8814. You can attend council meetings and speak out during public comments. Please visit the town web site above or call town hall for scheduled meeting information. Danny Figueroa Indian Trail (Editor’s note: Figueroa is a member of the town’s public safety committee, but he stressed that his view does not represent an official opinion of that committee.)

Political season is about to get underway In a couple weeks The Enquirer Journal newspaper as well as the citizens of Union County will have plenty to talk about concerning the upcoming 2010 elections. Unfortunately some races will get down right ugly, if not all as in the past. Having been a political activist for several years I do expect this juvenile form of behavior to continue. I for one will not be participating in negative campaigning. I never understood why candidates spend so much time attacking their opponents instead of focusing on educating

the public on how they are going to address the needs of their constituents which is really all that matters. After all we do indeed work for them. As a conservative Christian I am used to the verbal attacks, though I assure you I am strong willed and can take anything that comes my way. I don’t expect everyone to always agree with me all the time, though you will always know where I stand on issues. I have been listening to the citizens of NC House District 68 for a very long time having worked in the Union County area for the past twenty years, and am qualified and determined to address these issues in Raleigh. The citizens are concerned about infrastructure needs such as roads and schools, and certainly low taxes. Unfortunately we still have not received our fair share of state funding from the State Legislature. This must change. These Issues are what I intend to fight for in Raleigh as well as addressing domestic violence, and lastly term limits as this is the only way to “throw the bums out of office.” I expect certain special interest groups to hand pick their candidate of choice to run against me. Unfortunately not all candidates want honest, effective government. Together we shall prevail and make Union County a better place to live, work and raise our families. The voters have been fooled in the past, though surely most would agree we have all waken up to the many broken promises made during past elections. Jeff Gerber Committee to elect Jeff Gerber Monroe

Obama State of Union annoying, unrealistic The most annoying part of listening to a speech by the narcissist-in-chief is the number of times he refers to himself. “I’ve got a very short commute;” “I can’t always visit people directly;” “I break out;” “I saw;” “I knew it would be unpopular;” “I ran for this office;” “I had no illusions;” “I had a whole bunch of political advisors…” The latest State of the Union is no exception. Maybe because his world is so centered on the bubble that surrounds himself, he is incapable of understanding the frustration Americans have about his plans to remake the country. Clearly, he is not hearing the message to back off. Instead, he is doubling down. Calling with renewed vigor for a litany of unpopular policies, he declared in a condescending tone, “I don’t quit.” Obama spent an inane amount of time talking about job creation. His problem is, he doesn’t understand how jobs are created. His left-wing fantasies on how to create jobs have

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown had the opposite impact. For example; his plan to sock banks with new taxes as they struggle to recover. He’s just like a boxer trying to punch the last knockdown blow He repeatedly called for a second stimulus bill while we are still reaping the harvest of his first misguided stimulus plan. Then he urged Congress to pass the entire litany of failed regulatory and tax bills that will finish off the feeble recovery and increase unemployment well beyond 20 percent. He renewed his call for Obamacare, which guts Medicare, will increase insurance premiums, and soak the country with higher taxes.

“Change has not come fast enough,” Obama exclaimed. “As hard as it may be, as uncomfortable and contentious as the debates may be, it’s time to get serious...” Maybe you haven’t been serious, Mr. Obama, but we are, and have been serious for a long time. The changes you seek divide Americans and hurt the prospects for our and our children’s futures. In defense and foreign policy, Obama’s big new initiative to make us safer is a plan to transform the military into a sexual diversity seminar. He plans to force the armed services to embrace “LGBT” (lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender) soldiers. To do this, Congress will have to pass a controversial bill. The policy change would be a disaster for America’s fighting force, as the Center for Military Readiness reports: “Members of Congress are becoming aware that repeal of the 1993 law stating that homosexuals are not eligible for military service, usually mislabeled ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ would under-

“I agreed with only one statement in the speech. This is when Obama said: “We face a deficit of trust”.”

mine recruiting, retention, and readiness in our military. More than 1,160 retired Flag & General Officers for the Military have personally signed a statement supporting the 1993 law (Section 654, Title 10), and expressing concerns about consequences of repeal that would ‘break the All-Volunteer Force.’” Another big lie Obama told was, “To close that credibility gap we must take action on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue to end the outsized in-

fluence of lobbyists; to do our work openly; and to give our people the government they deserve. That’s what I came to Washington to do. That’s why -- for the first time in history -- my Administration posts our White House visitors online. And that’s why we’ve excluded lobbyists from policy-making jobs or seats on federal boards and commissions.” How he could say this with a straight face shows the audacity of his deceit. Obama’s administration is riddled with lobbyists. Oh, and how could we forget? He is now a born-again fighter against big government and over-spending. I agreed with only one statement in the speech. This is when Obama said: “We face a deficit of trust”. That’s right, Mr. Obama. We face a deficit of trust, and you and the people surrounding you are the ones we don’t believe. ©2010 Floyd and Mary Beth Brown. The Browns are bestselling authors and speakers. Together they write a national weekly column.


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At age 19, a vehicle accident left Devia Eller of Glade Valley paralyzed from the neck down. Eighteen years later, thanks to some amazing equipment and the assistants of some special organizations, she was able to bag her first deer. Here dad Eddie makes some last minute adjustments before the two get comfortable inside a camouflaged ground blind.

The Pisgah Fly Masters, a fly fishing tournament that benefits wildlife education and programs about trout fishing, returns for a third year with the addition of a professional category. On March 20, entrants will again test their casting skills at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, with top finishers advancing to a catch-and-release fishing competition on March 21 along a private stretch of the Davidson River. The new category for professionals is for anyone who has worked in the fly fishing industry within the past 10 years or is a member of a state or national fly fishing team. A youth category is open to ages 10 to 15. Nonprofessional anglers 16 and older will compete in the fisherman category. Early registration to enter the competition ends on March 3, with fees of $30 for youth and $50 for adults. After March 3, fees are $50 for youth and $75 for adults. For rules, prize list and entry forms, contact the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education at (828) 877-4423. All money raised will go toward programming at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, which hosts the event. Davidson River Outfitters of Brevard sponsors the event.

Wildlife Federation applauds order

The NC Camo Coalition reports that Governor Beverly Perdue has issued Executive Order 34 establishing ethics and attendance standards for all members of boards and commissions appointed by the Governor. The North Carolina Wildlife Federation earlier called upon the governor to investigate and take remedial action as appropriate on allegations that some members of the state Wildlife Resources Commission gave large of these hunts for a flat political donations in expectation of appointment to fee of $10. the popular position. These allegations arose during Recent years have seen the Elections Board inquiry into circumstances sura big increase in non-gov- rounding Governor Easley’s political contributions in ernmental organizations the 2004 election. whose emphases are assisting the general population of handicapped sportsmen and disabled veterans. One of these organizations is the North Carolina Handicapped Sportsmen Inc. In the past two years the NCHS has assisted the state’s wildlife agency Buy one private class, in obtaining ten special receive the second one free. handicapped lifts as well as providing meals and Join a group class nowspecial adaptive equipTwo people for the price of one. ment at several of its permit hunts. To learn more about the NCHS, visit there website at nchandicappedsportsmen.com TUDIOS In addition, the WRC assists a large number (Across from the Crystal Shoppe) of city and county parks In association with Masterpiece Dance and Art Studio with a Fishing Tackle Loaner Program, Com14015-H E. Independence Blvd. Indian Trail, NC 28079 munity Fishing Program and Handicapped Fishing 704-953-6495 www.LetsDanceCarolinas.com Piers. Three of these spewww.positivelyballroom.com cial piers are scheduled for construction in the upper Catawba River area Free One Year Financing this year. *** Next week we will look at the not so good aspects of handicapped sportsman.

Good and bad for disabled hunters By Tony Robinson

decoydoc@charter.net Like most of the thirty or so other occupants, my attention was focused on the clubhouse door in this Orange County Community of Caldwell. A November sun provided a curtain of blazing light that engulfed the doors entrance. Soon the outline of a wheelchair began to emerge along with its occupant. At first, my thought was that this would be an old timer, whose rough and tough days were only a distant memory. Or possibly, like some of those already present, a young soldier that had sacrificed so much for his and everyone else’s freedom. Instead, I began seeing a soft and warming smile that seemed to usher a calm throughout the room. With shoulder length glowing blond hair that only intensified in the radiant sunlight, I met a young and remarkable lady named Devia. Over the next two days, I would be indoctrinated into a two year learning journey of the good and bad for handicapped sportsmen. It can be argued that the term “Sportsman� refers to those that take to the field in pursuit of fish and game. In addition, terms like ethical, sharing and fairness are used to describe this pursuit as well. Today’s sportsmen are more diverse and nongender specific than ever before. For most, the term aptly applies to an invisible desire that lies deep within that drives them onward in the physical world of the sport. But what happens when that physical ability to pursue has been removed or hampered and the spark remains. In this first of a two part series, we will look at the good and the bad that face today’s handicapped sportsmen. To start with, let’s ask the question, “What is a Handicapped Sportsman�. Believe it or not, that is not an easy question to answer. Heck, I don’t deny that it is harder for me to climb the hills and jump the ditches than it used to be. However, I don’t qualify for any handicapped sportsman benefits that I am aware of. Even the Social Secu-

rity Administration wrestles with this issue when it comes to disability. So, without arguing the point, lets see just what is good for or in other words, what is available for the handicapped sportsman. The longest running benefit for resident sportsmen, that are declared totally disabled by SSA or a fifty percent or more resident disabled veteran as determined by the VA, is a lifetime hunting and fishing license. Depending on the level of license needed, the cost is $10 for basic hunting and fishing to $110 for all state requirements, including the coastal fishing license. The next oldest benefit is called the “Disabled Access Program�. This WRC program allows persons with limited physical mobility to operate vehicles on open-gated or no gated roads otherwise closed to vehicular traffic on certain game lands and to have access to special waterfowl hunting blinds designed for hunters with disabilities. Another long running program is the “Crossbow Hunting Permit�. This permit allows persons with permanent or

long-term disabilities that render them incapable of sufficient arm movement to draw other legal bows to use a crossbow. Both programs are free and neither requires being totally disabled. In May of 1994, the state’s General Assembly established a new program known as the “Disabled Sportsman Program�. The law established a list of qualifications for participation in the program. It provided that an assisting companion could participate in the activity as well. This was the beginning of what is known today as the “Permit Hunts� program. From a slow and limited start, the Permit Hunts Program has evolved into a multifaceted program that provides unique and quality hunting opportunities for all levels of handicapped sportsmen. In addition, the program provides quality experiences for the general public as well as wildlife management and land use controls. While applications for the permit hunts cost $5 each, qualifying handicapped sportsmen can apply for any number

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Bi-Lo Shoppers can donate to the American Red Cross Haiti relief, and Bi-Lo Charities will match donations up to $25,000. The program runs through Feb. 9.

Union Baptist Association To volunteer for relief efforts, call 704-283-8383

American Red Cross-Union County chapter 608 E. Franklin St. Monroe, NC 28112 (specify that donations are for Haiti disaster relief)

Sardis Elementary, Sun Valley middle and high schools Collecting items for Haiti relief through Saturday in preparation for a Samaritan’s Purse pickup. Donate items until 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday or between 9 a.m. and noon Saturday at Sun Valley High. For more information or a complete list of acceptable donations, call Sun Valley Middle PTO president Michelle Garrett at 704-999-0156.

Harris Teeter Stores are selling $1 and $5 donation cards until Jan. 31 to benefit the American Red Cross relief fund.

American Red Cross Text “Haiti” to 90999 to donate $10

Americorps Vista at Wingate University Monetary donations are needed the most. Send checks to: UCAN, 211 E. Wilson St., P.O. Box 5013, Wingate, NC 28174. Specify Haiti relief. Americorps Vista is also collecting hygiene and baby items. Drop off items at Wingate University’s student center, located at 211 E. Wilson St. in Wingate. For more information, call 704233-8023.

Diocese of Charlotte Haiti Disaster Relief Catholic Diocese of Charlotte 1123 South Church Street Charlotte, NC 28203 Adventist Development and Relief Agency To donate, contact ADRA at 1-800-424-ADRA (2372) or online at www.adra.org. Salvation Army Text “Haiti” to 52000 to donate $10, donate online at salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SALARMY.

East Union Middle School The C2J (Committed to Jesus) Club started Project Haiti. Donations go to the American Red Cross. To donate, call East Union at 704-290-1540. The fundraiser runs through Feb. 5. Benton Heights Elementary School of the Arts The school is selling heart earrings to benefit Haiti victims. Proceeds go to the American Red Cross. Earrings are $5. To order, call the school at 704-296-3100 or e-mail Renee Rogers at renee.rogers@ucps. k12.nc.us. The fundraiser runs through Feb 10.

Monroe Christian Worship Center Collecting bottled water and blankets. Drop donations off at 1721 N. Charlotte Ave.

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HABITAT Continued from Page 1A announced at 3 p.m. at the dealership. Habitat for Humanity has built 2,000 homes in Haiti since 1982, said Mike Reece, executive director of Union County Habitat for Humanity. Habitat lost five staff members in the earthquake. They hope to raise $100,000 with the raffle, with $50,000 going toward a house in Marshville, $25,000 building 25 emer-

gency shelters in Haiti and $25,000 building four earthquake-proof homes in Haiti. Dealers are encouraged to get involved with the community, said Ed Ferris, the Chevrolet district sales manager for General Motors. “But they really went above and beyond here with this promotion,” he said. “Getting involved with Habitat for such an ambitious but worthwhile project is awesome.” Tickets can be purchased at the dealership, at 3112 Highway 74 West,

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Hendrick Chevrolet Cadillac in Monore will donate three 2010 vehicles for the raffle to help Habitat for Humanity to build several homes in Haiti and one in Marshville. For information about Habitat for Humanity’s relief efforts in Haiti or to purchase raffle tickets call (704 ) 296-9414.

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MOORESVILLE (AP) — Danica Patrick is planning to compete in at least 12 NASCAR races this season and could make her debut sooner than expected. JR Motorsports announced Patrick’s schedule Thursday. Her first race, though, is still uncertain. Patrick is waiting PATRICK to decide whether to race in the Nationwide Series opener at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 13. The team says it will decide who will enter that race after Patrick makes her stock car debut in the Feb. 6 ARCA race. If Patrick doesn’t race at Daytona, she will make her debut the following week in Fontana, Calif. Her remaining NASCAR schedule includes Las Vegas (Feb. 20), a fourmonth hiatus to focus on the IndyCar Series and her return to the Nationwide Series at New Hampshire (June 26).

Pro Bowl receiver also wants to kick

CINCINNATI (AP) — Chad Ochocinco hopes to show a Pro Bowl audience that he can kick it as well as catch it. The Bengals receiver made some kickoffs Thursday during practice for the Pro Bowl in Miami, hoping to convince the coaches that Ochocinco he’s capable of going toe-totoe. He showed off his punting skills during warmups a day earlier. Ochocinco told The Associated Press in a phone interview after practice that he’s also planning to kick field goals during practice this week. He wants to persuade AFC coaches that he could be more than a just receiver during the game on Sunday. “Yesterday was punting, today was kickoffs, tomorrow will be field goals,” Ochocinco said of his lobbying effort. “I don’t know. We’ll see what happens.” If the coaches want more proof, he’s got the tape. The six-time Pro Bowl receiver is an international soccer fan and practices kicking. He had never done it during a game until last August, when Bengals kicker Shayne Graham was bothered by a sore groin in practice before a preseason game against New England in Foxborough. Ochocinco kicked an extra point and had a deep kickoff as Graham’s replacement, providing the winning point in Cincinnati’s 7-6 victory. He’d like to do it again on the all-star stage. “It shouldn’t be a problem,” he said. “If they’re going to let me do it, I’m going to do it early in the game before they get serious and they start to play for real.”

Berry’s boys handle Union Academy

MONROE — Berry Academy’s boys basketball team kept Union Academy winless on the season with an 82-33 road win on Thursday. Berry improved to 9-2 in the Rocky River Conference and 14-5 overall, while Union Academy dropped to 0-11 and 0-17 overall. Berry had four scorers reach double digits, including Kenny Patterson (14), Marquise Buckman (14) Jaquantis Pinder (13) and Bill Naha (10). Justin Gibson led Union Academy with 11 points. UA is scheduled to play at home against Piedmont today, weather permitting. Anyone who is considering attending a game today, or a wrestling match on Saturday, should make sure the event hasn’t been rescheduled.

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FH senior point guard Dre Huntley (10) drives in against the defense of Mike Cuthbertson during Thursday’s 56-47 home win. Huntley made three triples in the first quarter.

MARSHVILLE With Cuthbertson packed in a zone defense, Forest Hills High heated up from behind the 3-point line on the way to a 56-47 home win on Thursday. Senior point guard Dre Huntley did most of the damage for the Yellow Jackets, hitting four of his five 3-pointers in the first half. The Jackets made seven 3-pointers in the first half, allowing them to build a 31-20 lead, and nine for the game. The win ended the Cavaliers’ five-game winning streak, and gave FH a needed confidence boost. The Jackets, now 9-3 in the Rocky River Conference and 11-8 overall, had lost four of their previous five games. “I was worried because we’re banged up and Cuthbertson’s been playing well,” said Forest Hills coach Warren Taylor. “Its a good win for us because we’ve been struggling. “Besides the Monroe game (a 59-57 loss), I thought this was the second-best game we’ve played as far as playing smart and together. This time of year, you better be playing smart or it’s going to be a short season.” Huntley led all scorers with 25 points; he made all eight of his free throw attempts in the fourth quarter. Dre played well,” Taylor said. “He’s been a pretty consistent shooter for us all year.” FH led by as many as 14 points in the first half and pushed the advantage to 16 after the break. Cuthbertson rallied, cutting the lead down to seven more than once, but Huntley kept them at bay with his foul shooting. Junior guard John Goodrum made a pair of threes and finished with nine points for FH, while senior forward Markell Lotharp also scored nine and pulled down eight rebounds.

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Thompson, Hudson combine for 35 in VT’s OT win CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Malcolm Delaney scored 27 points, Dorenzo Hudson added 18 and J.T. Thompson had 15 of his 17 in the second half, helping Virginia Tech make a huge rally in regulation, shake off a desperation 3-pointer by Virginia that forced overtime, and then win 76-71 in the OT on Thursday. Thompson, a 6-6 junior forward out of Forest Hills High, set a new career high in ACC play, and added seven rebounds. He scored the basket that seemed to give the Hokies the victory in regulation, then added seven points in the overtime, plus a big steal after his back-to-back layups gave the Hokies a 4-point lead.

“That might be one of my best 10 minutes,” Thompson said. The Hokies (16-3, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed 62-52 with 3:44 left in regulation before scoring the next 13 points. Sammy Zeglinski then made a contested 25-footer for Virginia (12-6, 3-2) as THOMPSON the clock raced toward 0:00 in regulation, tying the game. In the overtime, Delaney hit an 18-footer and a free throw, Thompson scored on a bank and, after Zeglinski hit a 3-pointer for

Virginia, Thompson scored inside. He then knocked the ball away from Zeglinski for a turnover, was fouled and made two more free throws. The victory, which followed Saturday’s one-point win against Boston College in which the Hudson scored the winning basket with 5 seconds left, was huge because it came on Virginia’s floor. “With three minutes left, who would think we still have a chance down 10?” Thompson said. Hudson, also a product of Forest Hills High, made all three of his 3-point attempts in addition to three assists and two steals.

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Ranked Robinson rips WHS from staff reports

WEDDINGTON J.M. Robinson, ranked third in the state among 3A wrestling teams, handled Weddington 63-18 on Thursday. Robinson took advantage of five forfeits and lost only two contested matches. Weddington’s Joe Centrella and Jake Perkins pinned their opponents at 171 pounds and 215 pounds, respectively. Centrella is currently ranked fourth in the state at 189 pounds among 3A wrestlers. The Warriors, who have a short-handed team, are 1-4 in the Southern Carolina Conference. WHS has its senior night against Porter Ridge coming up Tuesday, followed by the conference tournament a week from Saturday. Robinson 63, Weddington 18

103: Hamilton Jones (R) forfeit 112: Garrison White (R) forfeit 119: Dominic Parisi (R) forfeit 125: Jay Similton (R) pinned Chad Grey 130: Caleb Swinson (R) dec over Will Burch 2-1 135: Davante Andujar (R) forfeit 140: Patrick Oakley (R) pinned Wes Edwards 145: Kenan Robertson (R) forfeit 152: Jake Eldridge (R) pinned John Guba 160: Nathan Tesh (R) pinned Wes Chapman 171: Joe Centrella (W) pinned Tyler Shepardson 189: Kendall Bost (R) pinned Justin O’Hara 215: Jake Perkins (W) pinned Tripp Moore HWt: Jake Helms (W) forfeit

E-J staff photo by Ed Cottingham

In a matchup of state-ranked wrestlers, Piedmont’s Sam Shepperd, left, edged Monroe’s Kevin Phinney in sudden death.

Panthers pin Monroe, improve to 38-1

By Eric Rape

E-J Correspondent

MONROE Piedmont High easily took care of Monroe’s wrestlers Thursday on the strength of nine wins in the first 10 matches, including three forfeits and five pins. But despite the 57-21 road win, Panthers coach Todd Stokes did not like the way the match ended after watching his guys lose three of the last four. Freshman Dylan Nelson, ranked No. 9 among the state’s 2A wrestlers in the 145-pound

class, won the first contested match of the night with an easy pin against Nicholas Pressley. Then two state ranked wrestlers squared off at 152 pounds, with senior Kevin Phinney (ranked fifth in 1A) of Monroe (14-19, 4-3 RRC) taking on senior Sam Shepperd (sixth in 2A). Shepperd jumped out to a 2-0 lead by taking down Phinney in the first period, but Phinney quickly tied the match with a reversal. They would wrestle even through the next two periods as each man took bottom as

their choice between the second and third periods in hopes of taking a lead with either an escape or a reversal. But the match went into a one minute sudden death overtime at 2-all. Shepperd took a shot and got in on the legs of Phinney about a minute in, but Phinney fought hard to keep from giving up the points and the win. With time running out, Shepperd found good position. Phinney turned and tried to keep his hands from being on the mat, but he was a split second late

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Britain’s hopes rest on Aussie finalist MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — There he was, mouth agape, roaring like a Highlands warrior in full battle cry in “Braveheart.” The force from Andy Murray’s lungs seemed to add heft to the forehand winner he hurled down the line. The match turned there — in the fifth game of the second set — and it would not be long before the 22-year-old Scot was on his way to the Australian Open final. After dropping serve twice in the opening set to Croatia’s Marin Cilic, Murray recovered to win the semifinal 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 and reach his second Grand Slam final. “It was really important because I don’t want to say the match was slipping away from me, but the momentum was definitely with him,” Murray said. Now, with only top-ranked Roger Federer or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga ahead, he is one win from breaking a drought for British men at the four majors that dates to Fred Perry’s Wimbledon victory in 1936. That’s a lot of pressure on Murray. It proved too much for the likes of Tim Henman, John Lloyd and others. But the pressure valve was released, at least for a few sets Thursday night, in one riveting point. Murray raced to the net to reach a ball that had caught the net and dropped onto his side. He then made a lunging volley to extend the rally and sprinted back to the baseline to chase down Cilic’s deep lob. Somehow, spinning as he

swung the racket blindly right to Juan Martin del Potro. But Murray, who beat an to left, he hit a forehand wininjured Nadal in the quarterfiner past Cilic. Then he roared a prolonged nals, has a 6-4 record in headto-heads with Federer and is roar. The challenge from Cilic, 2-1 against Tsonga. That gives who had beaten Murray in hope to millions of Britons. straight sets in the fourth And that’s also why Murray is round of the U.S. Open, faded. happy to be on the other side The more than eight hours he of the world. “You don’t really feel it that had spent on court across five much. Wimbledon is a bit difmatches had taken its toll. “He played some really ag- ferent, especially in the leadgressive tennis ... was putting up to the tournament,” he me under a lot of pressure,” said. “But when you’re away, don’t take any notice Murray said. “But, of it ... just kind of yeah, that shot made avoid it, I guess.” a big difference. I just There are no expecmanaged to chase it tations on Tsonga. down.” He can swing with After watching the the freedom he did in replay, he added in his his five-set win over understated mono2008 champion Novak tone: “I never realDjokovic in the quarized my mouth was so terfinals. big.” In 11 Grand Slam And, by the way, he MURRAY tournaments, he’d insists he practices never played a five-set match. that shot. Murray is the first British Now he’s played two back-toman to reach two Grand Slam back. Now he faces the best in finals in the Open era and the first to reach the Australian the business in Federer. AfOpen final since Lloyd in 1977. ter falling a set and a break He will watch tonight’s semifi- down against No. 6 Nikolay nal between Federer, a three- Davydenko in the quarterfitime Australian champ, and nals, Federer changed gears and won 13 straight games to Tsonga, the 2008 runner-up. Federer, who beat Murray in take the match away from the the U.S. Open final in 2008, is Russian, who had been riding in his 23rd consecutive Grand a 13-match winning streak. Justine Henin did much the Slam semifinal — more than double the previous record same thing to Zheng Jie, who stretch — and has won a re- won only the first game of their semifinal on Thursday. Henin, cord 15 major singles titles. The Swiss star was in every once ranked No. 1, saved three Grand Slam final last year, los- break points in the next game. ing in Australia to Rafael Na- That was the start of a 12-game dal and losing at the U.S. Open roll that ended 6-1, 6-0 in 51

minutes — the shortest match of the tournament and the most lopsided in 27 years. Henin, only two tournaments into a comeback from a year and a half in retirement, is aiming for an eighth Grand Slam title and first in Australia since 2004. She’ll have to get past four-time Australian Open champion Serena Williams first. And Williams has never lost a final at Melbourne Park. The top-ranked Williams had to work to hold off Li Na, who rallied past older sister Venus Williams in the quarterfinals in two tiebreakers. Murray thinks he has matured as a player because of his trip to the final against Federer at Flushing Meadows in 2008 and his narrow loss in the Wimbledon semifinals to Andy Roddick. “This is the best I’ve played at a Slam,” he said. “Obviously the match against Rafa was great. Tonight, the majority of the match was great, as well. Yeah, I feel good. Physically I’m going to be fresh for the final.” And when it comes to winning, he won’t be just doing it for Britain. “I want to win it obviously for the people that I work with, for my parents and stuff, who obviously helped me when I was growing up. Then doing it for British tennis and British sport would be excellent, as well,” he said. “The pressure that I feel doesn’t come from the people that are around me — they obviously are happy with anything that I do. But I want to win for them first.”

Local Events Today High School Basketball (subject to change due to weather) Anson Co. at Sun Valley Monroe at W. Stanly Piedmont at Union Academy Porter Ridge at Marvin Ridge CATA at N. Stanly Weddington at Parkwood

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Today ATHLETICS 8 p.m. ESPN2 — Millrose Games, at New York BOXING 10 p.m. ESPN2 — Super middleweights, Jesse Brinkley (34-5-0) vs. Curtis Stevens (21-2-0), at Reno, Nev. EXTREME SPORTS Noon ESPN2 — Winter X Games, at Aspen, Colo. 7 p.m. ESPN — Winter X Games, at Aspen, Colo. 1 a.m. ESPN2 — Winter X Games, at Aspen, Colo. (delayed tape) NBA 10:30 p.m. SportSouth — Charlotte at Golden State GOLF 9:30 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Qatar Masters, second round, at Doha, Qatar (same-day tape) 3 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Farmers Insurance Open, second round, at La Jolla, Calif. TENNIS 3 p.m. ESPN2 — Australian Open, men’s semifinal, at Melbourne, Australia (same-day tape) 3:30 a.m. ESPN2 — Australian Open, women’s championship match

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

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Southeast Division

Atlanta Orlando Miami Charlotte Washington

W 29 30 23 22 14

L 15 16 22 22 30

Pct GB .659 — .652 — .511 6 1/2 .500 7 .318 15

L10 7-3 6-4 5-5 7-3 2-8

Str Home Away Conf L-1 18-5 11-10 16-10 W-1 17-4 13-12 20-9 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

Cleveland Chicago Milwaukee Indiana Detroit

W 36 22 19 16 15

L 11 22 25 30 29

Pct .766 .500 .432 .348 .341

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 New Orleans Houston

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L 15 18 19 20 21

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Denver Utah Portland Oklahoma City Minnesota

W 31 27 27 24 9

L 14 18 20 21 38

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

Northwest Division

GB — 4 5 7 23

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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 97, Houston 92 San Antonio 105, Atlanta 90 Utah 106, Portland 95 New Orleans 123, Golden State 110 Thursday’s Games Toronto 106, New York 104 Orlando 96, Boston 94 Dallas at Phoenix, late Today’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. Saturday’s Games Atlanta at Orlando, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Memphis, 8 p.m. New York at Washington, 8 p.m. Miami at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Portland at Dallas, 9 p.m. Charlotte at Sacramento, 10 p.m.

Thursday’s boxscore Raptors 106, Knicks 104 TORONTO (106) Turkoglu 8-16 7-9 26, Bosh 10-24 7-8 27, Bargnani 1-9 0-1 2, Jack 3-5 3-4 9, Weems 3-4 0-0 6, Johnson 5-6 0-1 10, Belinelli 0-3 0-0 0, Calderon 5-8 1-1 12, Wright 5-6 0-0 13, Nesterovic 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 40-81 19-26 106. NEW YORK (104) Gallinari 5-12 5-5 18, Jeffries 2-3 0-0 5, Lee 13-21 3-3 29, Duhon 1-4 1-2 4, Chandler 7-13 0-0 14, Harrington 5-16 9-10 20, Robinson 5-14 3-4 14, Hill 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 38-87 21-24 104.

Toronto 20 29 30 27 — 106 New York 34 19 28 23 — 104

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-3 9-12 4-19 7-19

3-Point Goals—Toronto 7-21 (Wright 3-3, Turkoglu 3-8, Calderon 1-2, Bosh 0-1, Belinelli 0-2, Jack 0-2, Bargnani 0-3), New York 7-23 (Gallinari 3-6, Jeffries 1-1, Duhon 1-3, Harrington 1-6, Robinson 1-6, Chandler 0-1). Fouled Out—Johnson. Rebounds—Toronto 56 (Bosh 15), New York 44 (Lee 18). Assists—Toronto 16 (Calderon 7), New York 23 (Duhon 9). Total Fouls— Toronto 23, New York 19. Technicals— Robinson. A—18,828 (19,763).

NBA All-Star Rosters Sunday, Feb. 14 At Cowboys Stadium Arlington, Texas

(x-starters) EASTERN CONFERENCE Chris Bosh, F-C, Toronto x-Kevin Garnett, F, Boston Al Horford, F-C, Atlanta x-Dwight Howard, C, Orlando x-Allen Iverson, G, Philadelphia x-LeBron James, F, Cleveland Joe Johnson, G, Atlanta Paul Pierce, F, Boston Rajon Rondo, G, Boston Derrick Rose, G, Chicago x-Dwayne Wade, G, Miami Gerald Wallace, F, Charlotte WESTERN CONFERENCE x-Carmelo Anthony, F, Denver x-Kobe Bryant, G, L.A. Lakers x-Tim Duncan, F, San Antonio Kevin Durant, F, Oklahoma City Pau Gasol, F, L.A. Lakers x-Steve Nash, G, Phoenix Dirk Nowitzki, F, Dallas Chris Paul, G, New Orleans Zach Randolph, F, Memphis Brandon Roy, G, Portland x-Amare Stoudemire, F-C, Phoenix Deron Williams, G, Utah

College basketball Thursday’s boxes #22 Ga. Tech 79, Wake 58

WAKE FOREST (14-5) Aminu 6-16 1-4 15, McFarland 3-9 0-2 6, Smith 5-12 1-2 12, Harris 0-5 4-5 4,

Williams 3-7 3-4 9, Clark 1-5 1-3 3, Stewart 0-4 2-2 2, Weaver 0-1 0-0 0, Woods 3-5 1-3 7. Totals 21-64 13-25 58. GEORGIA TECH (15-5) Favors 5-7 1-4 11, Lawal 5-9 4-4 14, Udofia 2-5 0-0 4, Shumpert 4-11 1-2 11, Bell 5-8 5-6 16, M.Miller 0-0 2-2 2, Foreman 0-0 0-0 0, Oliver 4-5 2-2 13, Peacock 3-8 0-0 6, Rice Jr. 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 29-54 15-20 79. Halftime—Georgia Tech 35-29. 3-Point Goals—Wake Forest 3-18 (Aminu 2-4, Smith 1-1, McFarland 0-1, Stewart 0-2, Williams 0-3, Clark 0-3, Harris 0-4), Georgia Tech 6-10 (Oliver 3-4, Shumpert 2-4, Bell 1-1, Udofia 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Wake Forest 34 (Aminu 8), Georgia Tech 43 (Favors, Lawal 9). Assists—Wake Forest 10 (Smith 4), Georgia Tech 12 (Bell, Udofia 3). Total Fouls—Wake Forest 20, Georgia Tech 22. Technical—Lawal. A—9,083.

Va. Tech 76, UVa. 71, OT

VIRGINIA TECH (16-3) Allen 2-7 0-0 4, Davila 3-4 0-0 6, Bell 0-2 1-2 1, Hudson 7-14 1-2 18, Delaney 9-24 9-10 27, Raines 0-0 0-0 0, Green 1-2 0-0 3, Witcher 0-0 0-0 0, Boggs 0-0 0-0 0, Thompson 6-9 5-6 17. Totals 28-62 16-20 76. VIRGINIA (12-6)  Scott 8-16 4-4 21, Meyinsse 3-3 3-4 9, Evans 0-3 0-0 0, Zeglinski 2-7 3-4 9, Landesberg 8-16 0-2 18, Farrakhan 1-3 0-0 2, Sherrill 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 3-9 5-8 12. Totals 25-57 15-22 71. Halftime—Virginia Tech 28-27. End Of Regulation—Tied 65. 3-Point Goals— Virginia Tech 4-12 (Hudson 3-3, Green 1-2, Allen 0-1, Delaney 0-6), Virginia 6-19 (Landesberg 2-5, Zeglinski 2-7, Scott 1-1, Jones 1-5, Farrakhan 0-1). Fouled Out— Sherrill. Rebounds—Virginia Tech 39 (Allen, Thompson 7), Virginia 34 (Scott 8). Assists—Virginia Tech 12 (Green 4), Virginia 12 (Landesberg 5). Total Fouls—Virginia Tech 17, Virginia 23. A—13,449.

#10 Purdue 60, #16 Wisconsin 57

WISCONSIN (16-5) Hughes 3-11 3-8 9, Taylor 4-12 5-6 13, Bohannon 1-5 0-0 3, Jarmusz 0-2 0-0 0, Nankivil 9-14 0-0 25, Evans 1-2 0-0 2, Bruesewitz 0-0 0-0 0, Wilson 1-3 0-0 2, Berggren 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 20-50 8-14 57. PURDUE (17-3)  Hummel 4-11 4-5 12, Bade 0-1 0-0 0, Kramer 0-2 0-0 0, Barlow 1-4 0-0 2, Moore 9-15 1-5 20, Grant 2-3 1-1 5, Byrd 0-0 0-0 0, Jackson 1-1 0-0 2, Smith 0-0 0-0 0, Johnson 5-8 4-4 14, Hart 2-4 0-0 5. Totals 24-49 10-15 60. Halftime—Purdue 27-25. 3-Point Goals—Wisconsin 9-23 (Nankivil 7-8, Berggren 1-1, Bohannon 1-4, Wilson 0-1, Jarmusz 0-2, Taylor 0-2, Hughes 0-5), Purdue 2-5 (Hart 1-1, Moore 1-2, Grant 0-1, Hummel 0-1). Fouled Out— None. Rebounds—Wisconsin 25 (Nankivil 6), Purdue 37 (Hummel 13). Assists—Wisconsin 13 (Taylor 5), Purdue 11 (Hummel 5). Total Fouls— Wisconsin 16, Purdue 16. A—14,123.

Davidson 86, C of C 71

COLL. OF CHARLESTON (13-8) Breeden 2-3 0-2 5, Hall 2-7 2-2 6, Monroe 3-9 2-2 10, Goudelock 10-20 1-2 22, White Jr. 7-13 5-6 22, Sundberg 1-4 0-1 2, Lawrence 2-3 0-0 4, Wright 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-59 10-15 71. DAVIDSON (10-11)  Cohen 5-9 4-5 15, Rossiter 3-5 5-6 11, McKillop 2-11 4-4 9, Kuhlman 8-14 0-0 19, Archambault 8-9 4-5 24, Cochran 0-0 0-0 0, Barr 0-3 0-0 0, Ben-Eze 1-1 2-2 4, Nelms 0-0 0-0 0, Allison 1-4 2-4 4. Totals 28-56 21-26 86. Halftime—Tied 36-36. 3-Point Goals— Coll. of Charleston 7-19 (White Jr. 3-5, Monroe 2-2, Breeden 1-2, Goudelock 1-8, Lawrence 0-1, Sundberg 0-1), Davidson 9-21 (Archambault 4-5, Kuhlman 3-5, Cohen 1-3, McKillop 1-7, Barr 0-1). Fouled Out—Hall. Rebounds—Coll. of Charleston 30 (Breeden 8), Davidson 36 (Rossiter 10). Assists— Coll. of Charleston 3 (White Jr. 2), Davidson 17 (McKillop 7). Total Fouls—Coll. of Charleston 21, Davidson 12. A—4,619.

Pro tennis Australian Open Results Thursday At Melbourne Park

Melbourne, Australia Purse: $22.14 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men Semifinals Andy Murray (5), Britain, def. Marin Cilic (14), Croatia, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2. Women Semifinals Serena Williams (1), United States, def. Li Na (16), China, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (1). Justine Henin, Belgium, def. Zheng Jie, China, 6-1, 6-0. Doubles Men Semifinals Daniel Nestor, Canada, and Nenad Zimonjic (2), Serbia, def. Ivo Karlovic, Croatia, and Dusan Vemic, Serbia, 6-4, 6-4. Bob and Mike Bryan (1), United States, def. Michael Kohlmann, Germany, and Jarkko Nieminen, Finland, 6-1, 6-4. Women Semifinals Serena and Venus Williams (2), United States, def. Lisa Raymond, United States, and Rennae Stubbs (6), Australia, 6-3, 7-6 (6). Cara Black, Zimbabwe, and Liezel Huber (1), United States, def. Maria Kirilenko, Russia, and Agnieszka Radwanska (15), Poland, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3. Legends Doubles Round Robin 35 and Over Todd Martin, United States, and Thomas Muster, Austria, def. Wayne Arthurs and Pat Cash, Australia, 6-4, 6-7 (9), 10-5 tiebreak. 45 and Over John Fitzgerald, Australia, and Anders Jarryd, Sweden, def. Henri Leconte, France, and Mats Wilander, Sweden, 7-5, 3-6, 10-8 tiebreak. Junior Singles Boys Quarterfinals Marton Fucsovics (6), Hungary, def. Benjamin Mitchell, Australia, 6-1, 6-2. Sean Berman, Australia, def. Guilherme Clezar (10), Brazil, 6-4, 6-2. Tiago Fernandes (14), Brazil, def. Jeong Suk-young, South Korea, 7-6 (4), 7-5. Gianni Mina (2), France, def. James Duckworth, Australia, 6-2, 6-4.

Pro baseball MLB Free Agent Signings

NEW YORK (AP) — The 89 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, twoyear 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 (3) — Signed Chone Figgins, 3b, Los Angeles Angels, to a $36 million, four-year contract; signed Josh Bard, c, Washington, to a minor league contract ($650,000); 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 (3) — 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; re-signed Jason Giambi, 1b, to a $1.75 million, oneyear 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 (6) — 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; signed Jose Contreras, rhp, Colorado, to a

$1.5 million, one-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 Thursday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL National League COLORADO ROCKIES—Agreed to terms with INF Jason Giambi on a one-year contract. Agreed to terms with LHP Jimmy Gobble and RHP Justin Speier on minor league contracts. LOS ANGELES DOGERS—Agreed to terms with OF Timo Perez and LHP John Koronka on minor league contracts. MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Signed OF Jim Edmonds to a minor league contract. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Agreed to terms with RHP Jose Contreras on a one-year contract. WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Signed RHP Tyler Walker to a one-year contract. HOCKEY National Hockey League NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Recalled F Andreas Thuresson from Milwaukee (AHL). VANCOUVER CANUCKS—Assigned RW Jannik Hansen to Manitoba (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS—Assigned G Braden Holtby to Hershey (AHL). American Hockey League HARTFORD WOLF PACK—Released F Tyler Doig. MANITOBA MOOSE—Assigned RW Eric Walsky to the Victoria (ECHL). SPRINGFIELD FALCONS—Signed F Bryan Ewing. SYRACUSE CRUNCH—Recalled C Chris Higgins from Gwinnett (ECHL). Signed C Charlie Kronschnabel. COLLEGE ST. ANDREWS—Named Thais Franca women’s volleyball coach.


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Georgia Tech whips Wake ATLANTA (AP) — D’Andre Bell led a balanced offense with 16 points, Derrick Favors blocked five shots and No. 22 Georgia Tech pulled away early in the second half Thursday night for a 79-58 rout of Wake Forest. Coming off a tough loss at Florida State, the Yellow Jackets (15-5, 4-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) ripped off a 19-4 run to break open a tight game. As usual in its ACC victories, Georgia Tech did its best work at the defensive end, holding the Demon Deacons (14-5, 4-3) almost 19 points below their scoring average for the season. Wake Forest shot just 33 percent from the field (21 of 64) and had only two players in double figures: Al-Farouq Aminu with 15 points and Ishmael Smith with 12. Georgia Tech spread the offense around. Gani Lawal had 14 points and Brian Oliver added 13, while Iman Shumpert and Favors chipped in with 11 each. Favors and Lawal also had nine rebounds apiece, leading the Yellow Jackets to a 43-34 edge on

the boards. After the Deacons scored the first two baskets of the second half to close a six-point deficit to 35-33, Georgia Tech took control. Lawal got it started, hitting a shot on the inside, drawing a foul on Aminu and knocking down the free throw to complete the three-point play. Shumpert followed with a 3-pointer, then swished a smooth jumper. Just like that, Georgia Tech had its first double-digit lead of the night, 45-35. The Yellow Jackets didn’t let up — at either end. Lawal got loose on the inside for a dunk, Oliver knocked down another 3, Favors went back inside for another easy one and Bell closed out the run with a pair of free throws. Wake Forest, on the other hand, missed seven of eight shots from the field and four straight free throws, allowing Georgia Tech to make it a laugher. The Jackets shot 54 percent (29 of 54) to easily win their sixth straight over the Demon Deacons in Atlanta.

Hokies Continued from Page 1B Mike Scott led Virginia with 21 points and Sylven Landesberg had 18, but neither did much down the stretch, and Landesberg had a turnover and missed a free throw, giving the Cavaliers two empty possessions in the overtime before Thompson’s

Jackets Continued from Page 1B Junior wing Brandon Glenn was also instrumental to the win, finishing with game-highs of 10 rebounds and seven assists to go along with six points, three steals and a block. “Brandon always brings something,” Taylor said. “His effort is always going to create something. He’s 90 miles an hour all the time.” Junior guard Cody Esser had a team-high 20 points for the Cavs (5-6, 9-10). Esser made all five of his team’s 3-pointers and was also fouled twice attempt threes. Teammate Mike Cuthbertson, a junior center, added 15 points and nine boards. Forest Hills (6-6, 7-11) won the girls game 36-20 after building a 22-9 halftime lead. Sherita Thomas had a gamehigh 12 points for FH while Kinya Adams added nine points and Shekeilah Gaddy had eight. Brogan O’Brien led the Cavs (0-18) with five points.

FH boys 56, Cuthbertson 47 Cuthbertson (5-6. 9-10) Cody Esser 6 3-6 20, Mike Cuthbertson 7 1-4 15, Emmitt Afam 1 2-2 4, Lucius McMillon 2 0-0 4, Lamar Wade 1 0-0 2, Wright 0 0-0 0, Hardrick-Givens 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 6-12 47. Forest Hills (9-3, 11-8) Dre Huntley 6 8-8 25, Markell Lotharp 3 2-3 9, John Goodrun 3 1-2 9, Brandon Glenn 2 1-2 6, Hykeem Robinson 2 2-4 6, Jarvis Wilson 0 1-2 1, Roderick Poag 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 15-21 56. Cuthbertson 8 12 10 17 — 47 Forest Hills 12 19 13 12 — 56

steal sealed the outcome. The loss was the second in a row for Virginia after a 3-0 start in league play. The Hokies appeared to have the game won in regulation, leading 65-62 in the final seconds, but Zeglinski hit his long shot over Delaney with about 1 second left to tie it. It was Zeglinski’s first field goal in two games, the point guard having missed all five of

Panthers Continued from Page 1B and the referee called the take down giving Shepperd the 4-2 sudden victory and Piedmont a 15-0 lead. Piedmont, now 38-1 overall and 7-0 in the RRC, then got a pin from Neal Thomas midway through the second period in the 160 pound match, and the Panthers’ Fate Black (ranked seventh at 171) followed that with a pin in the first period to push the lead to 27-0. Senior 189-pounder Miles Cook (ranked fourth in 1A) gave Monroe its first win of the night by man-handling Patrick Helms throughout their match before he finally put him on his back for good in the second period. Kyle Eiss and Mitchell Simpson, both ranked second in the state, helped put the match away by pinning their opponents in the first period. Simpson needed just 25 seconds. With two straight forfeits by Monroe to follow that match, the Panthers had secured their seventh victory in the Rocky River Conference with a 51-6 lead. Monroe’s Zack Cooper (ranked sixth) pinned Panther back up Michael McLamb in the second period. Zach Brezeale (ranked 10th at 125) gave the Panthers their final victory of the night with a 55-second pin. At 130 pounds, it looked as if Stephen Black would give the Panthers another victory. He had a two-point lead

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Forest Hills junior guard John Goodrum, right, draws a foul against the Cavs’ Chris Bristow during Thursday’s game. Goodrum scored 9 points. his shots in a loss at Wake Forest on Saturday and his first three against the Hokies. The shot canceled a spectacular comeback by the Hokies. They trailed 62-52 with 3:44 to play, but outscored Virginia 13-0 over the next 3:43 before Zeglinski’s bomb went in. Delaney had six in the rally, and Thompson four, including the driving shot that gave them the lead. But the Hokies never flinched,

with less than 10 seconds left in the match, but Devonte Straing was able to throw Black straight to his back to tie the match and pick up the two winning back points as time expired to take home a 10-8 win. Piedmont junior Alex Turner (ranked sixth at 130) moved up to 135 pounds to take on unranked Monroe senior James Swann. Turner got out to the early lead but Swann came on in the second period. After Turner took bottom, he tried to stand up, but Swann was able to lock in a ball-in-chain and after he took Turner back to the mat he threw in a half and stacked up Turner for a pin just 33 seconds into the second period. “Dumb moves and a lack of focus I think hurt us tonight,” said Stokes. “Every time we go out there, I think our team is learning something else and tonight we didn’t have focus and some of the kids that weren’t focused lost matches I think they probably should have won. I hope it’s a lesson to them down the road that they have to be focused every time they go out there. Anybody can be beaten on any day.” Stokes admitted the program is treading on new ground. “I don’t know what you do,” he said. “We’re all kind of in this position together. This team has never been this good. We’ve never had a record like we have. I’ve never coached a team that has this type of ability, so I think we are all learning as we go. A lot of it I think is kids. Team-wise we’re all right, it’s just the individuals here and there lose a little bit of focus. I think as a team

3-pointers: Cuthbertson 5 (Esser 5); FH 9 (Huntley 5, Goodrum 2, Glenn 1, Lotharp 1). Rebounds: Cuthbertson 26 (M. Cuthbertson 9, McMillon 6, Bristow 4); FH 33 (Glenn 10, Lotharp 8, Huntley 5, Robinson 4). Assists: Cuthbertson 12 (Afam 4, Bristow 3, Wade 3); FH 11 (Glenn 7, Huntley 2, Goodrum 2). Steals: Cuthbertson 3 (Afam 1, Esser 1, M. Cuthbertson 1); FH 9 (Huntley 4, Glenn 3). Blocks: Cuthbertson 4 (M. Cuthbertson 2, Esser 1, Afam 1); FH 1 (Glenn 1).

and took it to the Cavaliers again in the OT. They also did much of it without Jeff Allen, their No. 3 scorer and best rebounder. Allen was ejected with 13:41 to go when he was called for a flagrant foul for elbowing Jeff Jones in the scramble for a loose ball. Referee Karl Hess said later that because the foul did not occur during a fight, Allen is unlikely to face any additional

ACC penalty. The Hokies managed only six points in a span of nearly 10 1/2 minutes in the first half, but Virginia hardly capitalized. After Erick Green ended the Hokies’ drought with their first 3-pointer, Landesberg went to the Virginia bench with his second foul and Virginia Tech took the lead with an 18-4 run. Hudson had seven points in the burst and Delaney had four.

E-J staff photo by Ed Cottingham

Monroe’s Miles Cook, ranked fourth among the state’s 1A wrestlers in the 189-pound class, defeated Piedmont’s Patrick Helms by pin on Thursday. we’re focused still on our goals. We told the kids after the Mooresville loss we need to go back. Our first goal was conference championship, then tournament championship and just refocus on those two goals, and when we achieve it we move on and set new higher goals for ourselves.” Piedmont has one last conference match, next Thursday against Berry Academy, then the RRC tournament that Saturday.

Piedmont 57, Monroe 21

103: Kirby Haingler (P) forfeit 112: Zeke Grey (P) forfeit 119: Zack Cooper (M) pinned Michael McLamb 3:03 125: Zach Brezeale (P) pinned Christian Brooks 0:55 130: Devonte Straing (M) dec over Stephen Black 10-8 135: James Swann (M) pinned Alex Turner 2:33 140: Parker Von Egidy (P) forfeit 145: Dylan Nelson (P) pinned Nicholas Pressley 1:09 152: Sam Shepperd (P) dec over Kevin Phinney 4-2 OT 160: Neal Thomas (P) pinned Stephen Dysard 3:15 171: Fate Black (P) pinned Eric Mongo 1:53 189: Miles Cook (M) pinned Patrick Helms 3:15 215: Kyle Eiss (P) pinned Josh Solbavarro 1:32 Hwt: Mitchell Simpson (P) pinned Armando Nunez 0:25

James, McDonald’s agree to endorsement deal CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James is now shooting with a Golden Arch. The NBA superstar has agreed to a multiyear partnership with McDonald’s Corp., adding the global fast-food giant to a list of heavyweight corporate sponsors that already included Nike, Coca-Cola and State Farm. Financial terms were not immediately known, but the deal certainly will add to James’ substantial net worth. Last year, Forbes Magazine estimated the 25-year-old made more than $40 million in salary and endorsements. He is currently ranked behind only Tiger Woods on the Bloomberg BusinessWeek list of America’s most powerful athletes. James will support several McDonald’s programs and promotions as well as Ronald McDonald House Charities, which provides housing to the families of seriously ill children. He has filmed his first commercial with McDonald’s, a takeoff on the infamous 1993 ad that featured hoops legends Michael Jordan and Larry Bird engaging in a trick-shot competition for a Big Mac. The new spot will debut during the Super Bowl on Feb. 7. James, a six-time All-Star with the Cleveland Cavaliers and reigning league MVP, is thrilled with his newest business partner. “McDonald’s and I make a great team,” he said. “We share many

of the same core values, including a commitment to excellence and giving back to the community. I am also excited about the opportunity to work with Ronald McDonald House Charities, which helps improve the lives of so many children and their families around the world.” Beyond his involvement in charity work with the company, James will be part of TV, print and online advertising campaigns for McDonald’s, which operates more than 31,000 restaurants in 119 countries. Maverick Carter, James’ business partner and CEO of LRMR Marketing, called the pairing of James JAMES and McDonald’s a “a perfect fit.” “McDonald’s is one of the best known and most recognizable brands in the world,” Carter said. “LeBron couldn’t ask for a better partner and for him to be involved with such a company says a lot about where he is in his career.” Carter said James had “onand-off ” talks with McDonald’s over the past four years, and that the sides began finalizing their deal in recent months. James, who has two young boys, fits McDonald’s wholesome image and his worldwide

popularity makes him an ideal ambassador for the company. “We really like what LeBron stands for on and off the court,” said Peter Sterling, vice president of marketing of McDonald’s USA. “He shares the same values as McDonald’s. He’s hard working. He’s community minded and charity driven. LeBron is also that rare athlete that transcends his sport.” When Woods admitted to infidelity, the public firestorm led to some of his corporate sponsors either dropping the world’s top golfer or re-examining their relationship with him. Woods’ indiscretions may have prompted companies to take a closer look at potential clients. McDonald’s had no concerns in signing James. “It’s a fair question,” Sterling said. “We’ve had a long-term relationship with LeBron, going back to when he was in high school. What we can do is rely on LeBron’s past actions and if his past actions are any indication, we’re very excited about our future.” In March, James will lend his support to the McDonald’s All-American high school games in Columbus, Ohio. Proceeds from the event will go to Ronald McDonald House charities in central Ohio. James was named MVP of the game when it was held in Cleveland in 2003. James filmed a commercial for McDonald’s earlier this month.

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Victories by Chevrolet in the Budweiser Shootout at Daytona, the most of any manufacturer

DAYTONA 2010 SCHEDULE: Daytona Shootout, Feb. 6 (Fox); Daytona Duels, Feb. 11 (SPEED); Daytona 500, Feb. 14 (Fox)

Mark Martin still chasing

The last trophy 51-year-old recharged by strong full-time return in 2009

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everal years ago, when Mark Martin was nearing the end of his years of driving for Roush Racing, he invited members of the media to his personal shop near Daytona Beach, Fla. After lunch was served and the tables cleared, there were still several media types hanging around, and Martin asked if they would like to see some of his racing and personal memorabilia. Martin walked the reporters through the building, pointing out the significance of the items there. There was a handwritten note from his father, telling Mark the finer points of flying his twin-engine airplane. Most would have provided a pilot with an official manual, but the hand-written note was more in tune with his father’s style. There were trophies and fire suits and such from his days racing in the American Speed Association, and there were similar spoils of victory from his years in the Cup and Nationwide series. But Martin confessed that day that he didn’t really see the trophies as he walked past them. He was still too busy chasing the next one. His time for reflecting on his career would have to come later, in another phase of his life. Martin went on to run a partial schedule for two seasons, then returned full-time in 2009, posting remarkable results. After a dismal start, he bounced back to win five races including one in the Chase, lead the standings for a time and ended the season as runner-up to Cup champion Jimmie Johnson. Recently, Martin was asked if his time off made him look at his trophies in a different light. He said he still doesn’t really see them, but the brief respite has made a big difference. For much of his Cup career, he sometimes seemed like the unhappiest and most pessimistic driver in the garage. Now the opposite is often true. He attributes much of the change to the time he took to recharge his batteries, so to speak. “What it did do was really make me appreciate the time, the thrill, the excitement, the experience I had, the enthusiasm and electricity I felt for my race team, not only in Victory Lane, but every day I got to work with them,” he said. “It’s all those people that I got to work with, all the good times.” He said people may have tired of hearing him say how happy he was last season, but he makes no apologies. “I used to be Mr. Not So [Happy and Optimistic],” he said. “People complained about that too. But my life is good. Everything is good. I’m doing exactly what I want to be doing. “I love being at the race track and working with people. I’m excited to get to Daytona and see all the competitors and see the fans again. “Those two years were critical in me fully appreciating all that.” Now, at age 51, in what is most cer-

Darby named the new director of competition One of the few surprising announcements on the annual NASCAR media tour was the word that the Sprint Cup Series is getting a new director. Officials announced last week that John Darby has been promoted to managing director of competition. In his new job he will oversee the directors of the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck series, officials, inspection processes and race officiating. He will keep his current job until a replacement is hired. One name being talked about as a potential director is that of veteran crew chief Larry Carter.

Hamlin injures knee Denny Hamlin, whose late-season run in 2009 makes him a favorite to challenge Jimmie Johnson for the Cup championship this year, tore the Anterior Cruciate Ligament in his left knee playing basketball last week. A team spokesman said surgery is being put off at this point to keep from interfering with his Cup duties, which begin in less than two weeks.

Ragan’s crew shuffles David Ragan, driver of the No. 6 Ford at Roush Fenway Racing, is starting the season with a new crew chief, Donnie Wingo, and an all-new crew for the most part. With Roush dropping the No. 26 team, Wingo’s old outfit, to meet the NASCAR minimum of four teams per owner, the company has undergone some significant personnel shuffling, Ragan said. He said most of his new crew members came over with Wingo from the 26 team. “[Wingo] is our head guy, he’s our crew chief, he’s our team leader and he can bring in who he feels like will make our team better,” Ragan said, adding that one key addition is that of Loren Ranier, who will be his spotter. Ranier previously did that job for Jamie McMurray when he drove the No. 26.

Harvick: Nationwide, trucks healthy Kevin Harvick, who fields teams in the Camping World Truck Series and in the Nationwide Series in addition to driving in the Sprint Cup Series, said the overall health of those two series seems good even in a tight economy. He pointed out that rules put in place last year lowered operating costs for truck owners. “It’s become more affordable to race, and I think the series is going Harvick to be as healthy as it’s ever been with Kyle [Busch]’s two or three teams coming in…” he said. “I know we had a couple teams that fell out, but I think there's more quality teams this year than there has been in a long time.” He said the Nationwide Series also is going to be OK even though team owners will have to absorb the cost of introducing a new Car of Tomorrow.

Bowyer OK with shrinking RCR NASCAR

Mark Martin ran a partial schedule for two seasons before returning fulltime in 2009, when he finished second in points behind Jimmie Johnson. tainly the twilight of his driving career, he’s poised to win the Cup championship that has always eluded him. “I am more ready today than I was a year ago right now,” he said. “I know that my race team is more ready than they were a year ago right now. I know our pit stops are faster than they were a year ago right now. I know that we have a better understanding of our race cars

than where we were a year ago right now. ... We hadn’t even run a race yet a year ago. ... “Those things I do know. I’m not Mr. Optimistic, I’m not Mr. Pessimistic, I’m Mr. Realistic. And realistically speaking, I can’t tell you what the result will be in 2010, but ... we are better than we were a year ago. I just don’t know how much better our competition is.”

Clint Bowyer said that Richard Childress Racing’s drop back from four Cup teams to three, losing the No. 7 Casey Mears team, isn’t all bad. He said RCR seems to function better with three teams, even though Mears got great reviews from his teammates. “For whatever reason, whether it’s the management or whatever else … I just have a feeling that three cars are going to be better for our organization,” he said. It has been in the recent past. In both 2007 and 2008, RCR placed all three of its drivers, Bowyer, Jeff Burton and Kevin Harvick, in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Last year none of the four made it.

NASCAR relaxes rules for restrictor plate races Hours before last fall’s Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway, NASCAR officials, fearing a crash-fest, cracked down on bump drafting and push drafting, warning there would be penalties for drivers who hooked up in a bumper-to-bumper tandem, which would allow them to pick up several miles per hour but possibly endanger themselves and their fellow drivers. The result was a race that was non-eventful for the most part, but it turned into a wreckfest at the end, with several drivers, including Mark Martin, crashing hard on the frontstretch on the final lap. Martin rolled his car two times. But many fans and media members labeled the race as “boring.” NASCAR officials were listening, and last week several new rules changes were announced, including a relaxation of the rules restricting aggressive driving at the two tracks, Daytona International Speedway and Talladega, where restrictor plates are used to

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slow speeds. Bump drafting rules have been shelved, and the restrictor plate openings have been increased to 63/64 inch. The extra power is intended to give drivers more power to make moves on the track. NASCAR chairman Brian France said in announcing the changes that while the emphasis in recent years has been on driver safety and the development of the Car of Tomorrow, the goal has now changed. “Over the past 10 years we've dramatically increased safety, and that mission continues,” France said during a press conference that was part of the sport’s annual media tour. “However, it’s time for us to allow the drivers to drive. We don’t want the rules and regulations to get in the way of great racing and fantastic finishes. “NASCAR is a contact sport. ... Our history is based on banging fenders.” Listening to Mark Martin’s comments on the issue, it’s not clear whether fans will notice a

great difference. “Based on the way we wrecked [at Talladega] last time, I don’t see how much worse it could be allowing bump drafting,” he said. “Certainly it will lend itself to creating more accidents, but it will be hard to have more there than last time. From a perception standpoint, it was perceived that [the bump-drafting ban] took some of the excitement out of the race. So if you put that back, no matter what, it won’t be to blame for that.” Martin said the complaints after Talladega came largely because most drivers spent the biggest portion of the race simply trying to get to the end without wrecking, something that’s difficult to do when racing in a pack of cars, two- and threewide and a dozen or more deep. “Drivers are just wanting to make it to the end without wrecking so they can have a chance to win,” he said. “You can’t win if you’re crashed out.” NASCAR also confirmed

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that it was replacing the wing on the rear of the car with a spoiler like the one on the conventional cars that were raced before the introduction of the Car of Tomorrow. Kurt Busch said the spoiler will lead to tighter racing and bigger packs of cars. Ryan Newman said it should keep cars from becoming airborne if they get turned around backward at speed, something that had become a problem with the wing. NASCAR officials say they hope to keep the downforce numbers about the same as they were with the wing, to keep from upsetting the overall balance of the car. A full-field test is set for March 23-24 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Other changes coming this season include a limit of 15 crew members at the track per Nationwide Series entry, the use of double-file restarts in the Camping World Truck Series and a return to traditional pit stops for the truck series. Last year, teams made separate stops for fuel and tires.

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Cash-strapped parents regret deathbed promise DEAR ABBY: My 31-year-old son, “Joey,” who needs a heart transplant, almost died a few weeks ago. The doctors told us he wouldn’t make it through the weekend. I was beside myself. On what we thought was his deathbed, I told Joey I would give him anything he wanted if he pulled through. He wanted a very expensive sports car. Well, my son pulled through, but has other physical challenges. My husband and I are sending him $500 a month until he starts receiving money from Social Security. It’s the best we can do right now. The problem is, Joey keeps hounding me about the sports car. I cannot afford this gift. We have offered to have his current vehicle reconditioned or give him my year-old car with its very low mileage. I do not want this to become an issue with my son. I have

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told him his heart condition is the priority and to let everything else fall into place. It’s eating me alive that I can’t give my son what I promised. On the other hand, his request is unreasonable. Please help. -- JOEY’S MOM IN LAS CRUCES DEAR MOM: Unless you put a stop to it now, this WILL become an issue with your son. Surely he is in touch enough with reality that he knows your financial situation -- and if he doesn’t, please inform him. While you’re at it, ex-

plain that when you thought he was on his deathbed, you were out of your mind with grief -- and you can’t be held to a promise made under such duress. At $500 a month, you can hardly be accused of being a withholding parent, so stop beating yourself up. *** DEAR ABBY: My 21-yearold daughter, “Crystal,” has been engaged to her boyfriend, “Aaron,” for several months. When she was here recently I asked her to clean out some of the stuff from under her bed and in her closet. She proceeded to throw out her yearbooks, photos from high school dances -- even old journals! It seems she had an unpleasant experience with Aaron when a roommate mentioned an old friend of hers -- a boy, but not a boyfriend. Aaron became very “hurt” by the

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Dennis the Menace ate person; however, you may withhold help to someone who clearly needs some assistance merely because the idea wasn’t yours. Don’t be so impenetrable. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- You’re willing to work hard for what you want, yet when it comes to resolving issues, you may depend on wishful thinking to do that kind of job for you. Work things out yourself. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -If you don’t get bored, keep on working and don’t disrupt the flow of events, and everything should work out quite well. Should you become disruptive, well, that’s another story. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- You’re a person who loves life and wants to believe all the good you hear about people and things. However, if someone tells you something astounding, insist on verification. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Meaningful information might come from someone you can trust. Yet, sadly, he or she might have gotten the info from an untrustworthy person.

There are strong indications that you could form a number of new alliances in the year ahead, and although some may not work out, there is likely to be one among them that will prove to be a powerful and impressive ally in time. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Look for verification before accepting the word of someone who may be a nice person but about whom you’re unsure of his or her judgment. It’s smart to be dubious. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -You can usually handle several assignments simultaneously, but whether you can do so at this time depends on how complicated each one is. Check it out before taking on something overwhelming. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You certainly don’t lack any resolve to get things done; your problem is that you have a tendency to treat frivolous matters seriously while treating

important matters indifferently. Reverse this procedure. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -In order for friends or associates to treat your ambitious objectives with the same importance as you do, some kind of stake needs to be available to them. Motivation is the key. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Be prepared to defend the position you take with knowledge and know-how -- or else keep quiet. You will be challenged, rising or falling on your facts and data. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Although you may work hard, financial or commercial dealings might not be your long suit. Leave these kinds of negotiations to another day and another time. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -Someone who believes he or she has the advice or information you’re seeking may offer it to you. However, if you’re not open-minded enough to verify this person’s data, you may end up with misinformation. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Normally, you’re a consider-

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conversation. So now Crystal wants no reminders of her past -- especially regarding other boys. Is this normal? I don’t know what to do. I wonder whether they need counseling before they marry, but I don’t want to interfere. My daughter becomes angry with me over little things. She even ignored us when we asked her to come celebrate her brother’s birthday. She just wants to be with her true love; nobody else seems to matter. -- A WORRIED MOM DEAR MOM: Your idea of premarital counseling is an excellent one. Aaron appears to be extremely insecure, and your daughter is so in love she can’t see the handwriting on the wall. When you invited her to celebrate her brother’s birthday, did you also include her fiance? If so, and she still didn’t want to come, Aaron

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may be trying to distance her from the family. Assuming that Crystal intends to be married in your church, have a talk with your clergyperson about this. If there is a problem looming on the horizon, premarital counseling may bring it out -- and help them to deal with it before it gets out of hand. *** 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. *** Order “How to Be Popular.” Send a business-sized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby -- Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447.

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09 SP 0744 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Union County Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Wesley Godwin and Lila Godwin, Joint tenants to Gerard Mcnaught, Trustee(s), which was dated June 25, 2007 and recorded on July 2, 2007 in Book 04612 at Page 0301, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Lisa S. Campbell, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on February 11, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: Being all of lot 65, Holly Park, Phase 4, Map 3, Building 15, as same as shown in plat recorded in Cabinet I, File 484-485 in the Union County, North Carolina Public Registry. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 4044 Holly Villa Circle, Indian Trail, NC 28079. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS WHERE IS." There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Wesley Godwin and wife, Lila Godwin. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy.

004 Legals Lisa S. Campbell, Substitute Trustee, PO Box 4006 Wilmington, NC 28406 PHONE: (910) 392-4971 FAX: (910) 392-8051 File No. 09-05375-FC01, 660075 January 29, 2010 February 5, 2010 CITY OF MONROE LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that public hearings will be held by the City Council of the City of Monroe, North Carolina on February 2, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at City Hall, 300 West Crowell Street, Monroe, NC to consider the following: • Zoning map amendment request by Gary Drake for property located at 1505 Morgan Mill Road, Tax ID# 09-189-009 from Conditional District “Bubba’s Inspection Station” to Conditional District “Bubba’s Inspection Station – Amendment 1” • Zoning map amendment request by Tesha McBeth for property located at 309 Lancaster Avenue from R10 (High Density Residential) to Conditional District “309 Lancaster Avenue” Copies of any proposed documents are available for public inspection in the office of the City Clerk. Persons interested are invited to attend the hearings and present their views for or against the proposed requests. The Mayor reserves the right to adjourn the meeting to a place and time to be announced at said hearings. As a result of the public hearings, there is the possibility of substantial changes being made to the advertised proposal, reflecting objections, debate and discussion at the hearings. Any person may request an accommodation for a disabling condition in order to attend the hearings. This request should be made to the City Clerk at 704/282-4502. By Order of the City Council Bridgette H. Robinson, City Clerk January 22, 29, 2010 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Please take notice that the Marvin Village Council has called for public hearings to be held Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 7 p.m. at Banks Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall (10012 New Town Rd.) for the purpose of receiving public comment on the following: a. Proposed Text Amendments to the Tree Ordinance Article 4, Section 4.2(3) – Fence and Hazardous Tree Removal b. Proposed Text Amendments to the Zoning Ordinance Article 4, Section 4.92 – Accessory Uses and Structures and Section 4.9.4 – Barns The Village of Marvin reserves the right to make amendments to the proposed documents based on information received at the public hearing. Citizens are invited to make written and oral comment. All documents are available for inspection by calling the Village Hall at (704) 8431680. The Village of Marvin does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you need auxiliary aid or service or other accommodations in order to attend or fully participate at the public hearing, please contact the Village Clerk at (704) 843-1680 as far in advance as possible so that your request can be considered. January 29, 2010 February 5, 2010 09 SP 1157 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Union County Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Carl D Fochler, unmarried to Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, Trustee(s), which was dated April 20, 2006 and recorded on April 25, 2006 in Book 04139 at Page 0223, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute

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Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on February 11, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: Being all of Lot No. 146, Phase I, providence downs subdivision, Union County, North Carolina, as shown on plat by Frontier Land Surveyor, RLS, dated May 3,1999 and recorded in plat Cabinet F, File 608, Union County Register of deeds. Being the same property conveyed to Carl D. Fochler, unmarried, by general warranty deed from John W. Hutchins and wife, Patricia Marquette Hutchins, dated November 30, 1999, recorded December 1, 1999 in Book 1329 at Page 516, Union County Register of deeds. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 1111 Real Quiet Lane, Waxhaw, NC 28173. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Carl D. Fochler. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 09-14678-FC01, 659868 January 29, 2010 February 5, 2010

Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Audrey Hope A.K.A Audrey W Hope and husband, Jack Hope to Trustee Services Of Carolina, Trustee(s), which was dated January 17, 2007 and recorded on January 22, 2007 in Book 04435 at Page 0883, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on February 4, 2010 at 12:30 PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: Being all of Lot 428 of Lake Providence North IV, Section III (Revised) as same is shown on a map recorded in Plat Cabinet C, File 533 in the Union County Public Registry. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 1337 Whispering Oaks Circle, Weddington, NC 28104. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS WHERE IS." There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Jack Hope and wife, Audrey W. Hope. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF UNION IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION NOTICE OF EXECUTOR Having qualified as Executor of the ESTATE OF HAROLD NANCE FOWLER of Union County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the ESTATE OF HAROLD NANCE FOWLER 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. Andrew Kevin Fowler, Executor, 350 Sikes Mill 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 22, 29, 2010 February 5, 12, 2010 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF UNION IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE #10E0019 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 Burke E. Eargle, deceased. This is to notify all persons having claims against said Estate to present them to the undersigned on or before the 16th 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 13th day of January, 2010. Executor: Zane E. Eargle 4613 Ferguson Circle Waxhaw, NC 28173 January 15, 22, 29, 2010 February 5, 2010 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF UNION IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE #10E0009 ADMINISTRATOREXECUTOR NOTICE Having duly qualified before the Honorable J. R. Rowell, Clerk of Superior Court of Union County, as personal representative of the Estate of Georgia E. Carnes, 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 6th day of January, 2010. Executor: Robert R. Crisp 2216 Candlewood Dr. Monroe, NC 28110 January 8,15, 22, 29, 2010 09 SP 1471 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Union County Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Neris Secrest, An Unmarried Woman and Peter Rubio, An Unmarried Man to TRSTE, Inc., Trustee(s), which was dated August 10, 2007 and recorded on August 15, 2007 in Book 04656 at Page 0618, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having direct-


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ed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on February 4, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: Being all of Lots 29 and 30, Block D Suburban Heights Subdivision, as same is shown on map thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 120, Union County Public Registry, reference to which is hereby made for a more particular metes and bounds description. Parcel #: 07-084-382 Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 263 Unionville Indian Trail Road West, Indian Trail, NC 28079. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Neris Secrest and Peter Rubio. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 09-00663-FC02, 657678 January 22, 29, 2010

tuted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on February 2, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: Being all of Lot 7, Quellin, Map 1, as shown on map recorded in Plat Cabinet H, File 196, Union County Registry. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 3001 Blackburn Drive, Waxhaw, NC 28173. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Omar Salem and Elizabeth Lopez, Husband and Wife. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 09-17337-FC01, 656832 January 22, 29, 2010

Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are John W. Keziah and wife, Amanda H. Keziah. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 09-18540-FC01, 656717 January 22, 29, 2010

the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Kathy L. O'Neill and John S. O'Neill. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Lisa S. Campbell Substitute Trustee PO Box 4006 Wilmington, NC 28406 PHONE: 910-392-4971 FAX: 910-392-8051 File No. 09-06509-FC01, 656842 January 22, 29, 2010

instatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 09-19304-FC01, 656830 January 22, 29, 2010

09 SP 1749 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Union County Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Bruce M Abramson and Judith S Abramson to PRLAP, INC. Trustee(s), which was dated March 30, 2007 and recorded on April 17, 2007 in Book 04524 at Page 0755, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on February 4, 2010 at 12:30 PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: All that certain lot or parcel of land situated in the City of Waxhaw, Union County, North Carolina and more particularly described as follows: Being all of lot 66 of providence grove subdivision, phase 2, map 1, as same is shown on map thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet J, file 202, Union County, North Carolina. Being that parcel of land conveyed to Bruce M. Abramson and Judith S. Abramson from The Ryland Group, Inc. by that deed dated 11/21/2006 and recorded 11/22/2006 in Deed Book 4376, at Page 157 of the Union County, NC Public Registry. Tax Map Reference: 06159311. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 8113 Acacia Court, Waxhaw, NC 28173. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS WHERE IS." There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Bruce M. Abramson and Judith S. Abramson. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 09-20262-FC01, 657681 January 22, 29, 2010

by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on February 9, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: BEING all of Lot 66 of HUNTERS POINTE, Map Five, as same is shown on a map thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet E, at File No. 157, in the Union County Public Registry. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 646 Powder Horn Drive, Indian Trail, NC 28079. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Richard Harry Warren, III and wife, Danielle A. Warren. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 09-19949-FC01, 659393 January 29, 2010 February 5, 2010

prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 3908 Southwick Drive, Monroe, NC 28110. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Steven M. Renwick and wife, Wanda F. Renwick. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 4521.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 09-20393-FC01, 659398 January 29, 2010 February 5, 2010

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF UNION IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE #10E0049 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 Donald Wayne Griffin, deceased. This is to notify all persons having claims against said Estate to present them to the undersigned on or before the 17th day of May, 2010, or the same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate please make immediate payment. This 27th day of January, 2010. James Ray Edwards 4635 Walnut Knoll Dr. Matthews, NC 28105 January 29, 2010 February 5, 12, 19, 2010 09 SP 1497 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Union County Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Omar Salem and wife Elizabeth Lopez to Fidelity National Title Insurance Co of New York, Trustee(s), which was dated February 28, 2007 and recorded on March 2, 2007 in Book 04476 at Page 0337, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substi-

09 SP 1586 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Union County Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by John W. Keziah and Amanda H. Keziah to William R. Echols, Trustee(s), which was dated June 15, 2007 and recorded on June 15, 2007 in Book 4590 at Page 489, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on February 2, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: BEING all of Lot 42 of BROOKS FARM SUBDIVISION, Phase Three, Map Three, as same is shown on a map thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet F at File 756 in the Union County Public Registry. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 2008 Pleasant Knoll Lane, Monroe, NC 28112. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred

09 SP 1610 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Union County Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Kathy L ONeill aka Kathy L O’Neill, and John S Oneill aka John S O'Neill, Wife and Husband to Donald A. Gilliam, Trustee(s), which was dated August 21, 2006 and recorded on August 23, 2006 in Book 04273 at Page 0899, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Lisa S. Campbell, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on February 2, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: Being all of lot 28, Block 7 (incorrectly referenced as Building 7), Holly Park, Phase 4, Map 3 as same as shown on plat recorded in Cabinet I, File 484-485 in the Union County, North Carolina Public Registry. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 4057 Holly Villa Circle, Indian Trail, NC 28079. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of

09 SP 1718 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Union County Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Petr Matseburka and Oksana Matseburka aka O Burka to Jackie Miller, Trustee(s), which was dated March 30, 2006 and recorded on April 3, 2006 in Book 04115 at Page 0615, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on February 2, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: Being all of Lot 159 of Kerry Greens, Phase 6, as shown on map recorded in the Register of Deeds for Union County in Plat Cabinet F, File 20 and 21. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 4104 Suttle Place, Stallings, NC 28104. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Petr Matseburka and Oksana Matseburka, husband and wife. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and re-

09 SP 1840 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Union County Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Daniel Kennedy and Candance Kennedy, Husband and Wife to Deanna Daughhetee, Trustee(s), which was dated December 28, 2001 and recorded on January 22, 2002 in Book 1739 at Page 667, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on February 9, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: Being all of Lot 6 of Stack Road Farms Subdivision (erroneously stated to be Stack Land Farms in Book 1739 at Page 667), as shown on plat recorded in plat Cabinet C file (erroneously stated as Liber in Book 1739 at Page 667) 225, Union County Public Registry, as which plat reference in hereby made for works particular description. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 5615 Stack Road, Monroe, NC 28112. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Daniel Kennedy and wife, Candace Kennedy. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 09-21319-FC01, 658899 January 29, 2010 February 5, 2010

09 SP 1751 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Union County Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Danielle A Warren and husband, Richard Harry Warren III aka Richard H. Warren III to Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, Trustee(s), which was dated June 25, 2007 and recorded on June 25, 2007 in Book 04600 at Page 0136, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured

09 SP 1752 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Union County Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Steven M Renwick and Wanda F. Renwick, husband and wife to Jeffrey W. Malickson, PLLC, Trustee(s), which was dated October 27, 2005 and recorded on October 31, 2005 in Book 3966 at Page 0130, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on February 9, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: Being all of Lot 98 of Hamilton Place Subdivision, Phase 2, as same is shown on map thereof recorded in plat Cabinet G at file(s) 650 and 654, Union County, North Carolina. Parcel ID: #09336426 Save and except any releases, deeds of release or

09 SP 1775 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Union County Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Leopoldo Diaz and wife, Zenia Garrido a/k/a Xenia Garrido aka Xelia Garrido, as joints tenants to Douglas K. Simmons & Assoc., PLLC, Trustee(s), which was dated March 11, 2005 and recorded on March 14, 2005 in Book 3715 at Page 0424, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on February 9, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: BEING all of Lot 16, Block B of Wor-Wood Acres Subdivision Section 1as shown on map thereof recorded in Map Book 4, at Page 238 of the Union County Public Registry. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 6140 Potters Road, Matthews, NC 28104. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on,


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at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Leopoldo Diaz and wife, Xelia Garrido aka Xenia Garrido. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 09-20370-FC01, 659388 January 29, 2010 February 5, 2010

agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 09-20056-FC01, 657679 January 22, 29, 2010

have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 09-20806-FC01, 659375 January 29, 2010 February 5, 2010

Page 0112, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on February 9, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: Being all of Lot(s) 7, Block 5, Kingsmead at Hunter Oaks, Phase 10, Map 4, according to a plat duly recorded in plat Cabinet H, File 336, Union County Registry APN # 06-201-889 Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 9207 Kingsmead Lane, Waxhaw, NC 28173. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Timothy Hinchey, III and wife Mia S. Hinchey. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 09-20894-FC01, 658903 January 29, 2010 February 5, 2010

west 90 feet with Crawford Street to a stone; thence north 54.25 east 111.50 feet to a stone; thence south 33.75 east 159.75 feet to the beginning, and being the southwest corner of J.R. Winchester Home or residence lot in the City of Monroe, and conveyed by J.R. Winchester and wife, Julia Winchester to F.P. Lowry by deed dated 24 September, 1892 and recorded in Book 23, at Page 451, Union County Registry, and being the same property conveyed to Byrle D. Raper and wife, Elizabeth C. Raper by deed recorded in Book 1214, at Page 494, Union County Registry. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 408 Lancaster Avenue, Monroe, NC 28112. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are April Crook. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 09-21455-FC01, 659381 January 29, 2010 February 5, 2010

checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS WHERE IS." There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Clinton Craig. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 09-21282-FC01, 659821 January 29, 2010 February 5, 2010

owner(s) of the property is/are Darby S. Wall. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 09-20967-FC01, 659820 January 29, 2010 February 5, 2010

to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 09-21406-FC01, 659818 January 29, 2010 February 5, 2010

09 SP 1777 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Union County Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by William Wellington to PRLAP, INC., Trustee(s), which was dated May 29, 2007 and recorded on May 31, 2007 in Book 04572 at Page 0703, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on February 4, 2010 at 12:30 PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: Being all of Lot 148 of McGee Valley, Map 1, a/k/a Providence Downs South, as shown on plat thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet I (incorrectly referenced as "Plat Cabinet 1" in Deed recorded under Book 4572 Page 701 and Deed of Trust recorded under Book 4572 Page 703, Union County Registry) at Files 104, 105 & 106, Union County Public Registry, reference to which plat is hereby made for a more particular metes and bounds description. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 10001 Strike The Gold Lane, Waxhaw, NC 28173. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS WHERE IS." There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are William Wellington. 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

09 SP 1816 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Union County Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Peggy Jean Kakavistas, an unmarried woman to First American Title Insurance Company, Trustee(s), which was dated January 21, 2003 and recorded on February 5, 2003 in Book 2056 at Page 554, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on February 9, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: The land referred to in this Exhibit is located in the County of Union and the State of North Carolina in deed Book 1589 at Page 289 and described as follows. Being all of Lot 61B of Holly Park, Phase 2, as shown on map thereof recorded in plat Cabinet F, File 938, of the Union County Registry. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 2109 Shumard Circle, Indian Trail, NC 28079. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Peggy Jean Sudduth and husband, Fred A. Sudduth, Jr.. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to

09 SP 1821 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Union County Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Robert John Rizzo Jr, unmarried to William R Echols, Trustee(s), which was dated September 25, 2006 and recorded on September 25, 2006 in Book 04311 at Page 0235, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on February 9, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: Being all of Tract 121 of Providence Pines, Section IV as shown on a map thereof, recorded in Plat Cabinet C, File 626 of the Union County Public Registry. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 7221 Providence Road South, Waxhaw, NC 28173. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Robert John Rizzo, Jr.. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 09-20602-FC01, 658898 January 29, 2010 February 5, 2010 09 SP 1822 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Union County Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Timothy Hinchey, III and Mia S. Hinchey by her Attorney in Fact Timothy Hinchey III, husband and wife to William R. Echols, Trustee(s), which was dated May 12, 2006 and recorded on May 15, 2006 in Book 04161 at

09 SP 1841 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Union County Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by April Crook, unmarried to Lenders First Choice, Trustee(s), which was dated September 24, 2007 and recorded on October 4, 2007 in Book 04704 at Page 0165, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on February 9, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: Beginning at a stone or stake on Lafayette Street, thence south 53 west 169 feet with said street to a rock; thence north 26.75 west 86 feet to a stone; thence north 3

09 SP 1847 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Union County Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Clinton Craig, an unmarried person to Douglas Douglas, Connie Iampieri, Trustee(s), which was dated March 11, 2005 and recorded on March 22, 2005 in Book 3723 at Page 0498, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on February 11, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: Being all of Lot 919 of Crismark, Section 1, Phase 6, Map 4, as same is shown on a map thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet H, File No. 696, in the Union County Public Registry. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 4013 Saphire Lane, Indian Trail, NC 28079. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal

09 SP 1850 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Union County Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Darby S. Wall and nonborrowing spouse, Sara S. Wall to Karen Pestillo, Trustee(s), which was dated March 23, 2007 and recorded on March 23, 2007 in Book 04497 at Page 0438, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on February 11, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: Being all of Lot 18 Price Mill Subdivision Phase 2 as shown on Plat duly recorded in Plat Cabinet F, File 989 Union County Public Registry; reference to which is hereby made for a more particular metes and bounds description. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 6202 Pumpernickel Lane, Monroe, NC 28110. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS WHERE IS." There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current

09 SP 1855 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Union County Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Rebecca Sager, A Married Woman to Netco Title Trustee(s), which was dated July 18, 2008 and recorded on August 14, 2008 in Book 04957 at Page 0349, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on February 11, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: Being all of Lot 105 of Myers Meadows Subdivision Phase II, Section II as shown on plat recorded on Plat Cabinet E, File 207 in the Union County Public Registry. Commonly known as: 3201 Mcgee Lane, Monroe, NC 28110. Parcel Number: 09336214. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 3201 McGee Lane, Monroe, NC 28110. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS WHERE IS." There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Rebecca Sager. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited

09 SP 1857 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Union County Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Audra Jolly to Robey C. Best Jr., Trustee(s), which was dated June 30, 2005 and recorded on July 7, 2005 in Book 3836 at Page 003, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on February 11, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: Being all of Lot 14, Block 1 of Clover Bend Subdivision, a shown on a plat thereof, recorded in Plat Cabinet B at File 378A in the Union County Public Registry, reference to which is hereby made for a more complete description. Property: 5206 Spring Morning Lane, Indian Trail, NC, 28110. Tax Parcel #09-396-031. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 5206 Spring Morning Lane, Indian Trail, NC 28110. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS WHERE IS." There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Audra Jolly. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 08-02067-FC02, 659822 January 29,2010 February 5, 2010


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09 SP 1859 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Union County Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Jeffrey Serrato-Saza AKA Jeffrey Serrato A Married Man and wife, Paula Andrea Posada Campo AKA Paula A. Posado to Ralph R. McMillan Trustee(s), which was dated August 30, 2004 and recorded on September 7, 2004 in Book 3551 at Page 303, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on February 11, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: Being all of Lot 5, Harrison Park, Map 3, as the same is shown on a map thereof, recorded in Plat Cabinet H, File No. 299, Union County Public Registry. Being the same property conveyed to the Borrowers herein by Deed recorded contemporaneously herewith. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 2020 Harrison Park Drive, Waxhaw, NC 28173. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS WHERE IS." There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Jeffrey Serrato-Saza and wife, Paula Andrea Posada Campo. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 08-17110-FC02, 659819 January 29, 2010 February 5, 2010

undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on February 11, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: BEING all of Lot 308, Section II, Phase I, LAKE PROVIDENCE NORTH SUBDIVISION, as shown on plat thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet C, File 89 in the Union County Public Registry. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 8025 Lake Providence Drive, Weddington, NC 28104. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Bruce L. Catter and wife, Gloria J. Catter. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346, 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 09-15844-FC01, 660070 January 29, 2010 February 5, 2010

(5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are John Smith aka John William Smith. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No. 08-18144-FC01, 656847 January 22, 29, 2010

G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Lisa S. Campbell Substitute Trustee PO Box 4006 Wilmington, NC 28406 PHONE: 910-392-4971 FAX: 910-392-8051 File No. 08-16728-FC01, 656846 January 22, 29, 2010

09 SP 1889 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Union County Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Bruce L Catter and Gloria J Catter By Bruce L Catter, Attorney in fact to PRLAP, INC., Trustee(s), which was dated March 29, 2006 and recorded on April 5, 2006 in Book 04120 at Page 0346, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the

09 SP 238 AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Union County Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by John Smith, Melveen Smith, married to Andrew Valentine, Trustee(s), which was dated July 12, 2006 and recorded on July 14, 2006 in Book 4229 at Page 0397, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on February 4, 2010 at 12:00PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: BEING all of Lot 183 of WESLEY CHAPEL, MAP 6, as same is shown on a map thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet J, File No. 16, in the Union County Public Registry. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 718 Perth Drive, Monroe, NC 28110. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent

09 SP 407 AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE North Carolina, Union County Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Chandra Gaymon Mobley and husband, Jerry Mobley to William R. Echols, Trustee(s), which was dated November 22, 2003 and recorded on December 2, 2003 in Book 3295 at Page 803, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Lisa S. Campbell, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on February 4, 2010 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: BEING all of Lot 1E of ALMA VILLAGE, Map 8, as shown on plat thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet G, File 717, Union County Public Registry. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 3904 Christine Lane Unit E, Waxhaw, NC 28173. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Chandra GaymonMobley. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to

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Wingate: 2mo. rent free 73 Camper good condition, 2BR 2BA $525; 3BR 2BA sleep 6-8, $600 call $600. Cent H/A. No pets. (704)695-4772 or 704-451-8408 (704)272-0905

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

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★★★★★★★★★★★ 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 ★★★★★★★★★★★

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090 Miscellaneous Newly Remodeled Townhouse 2bd/1.5 ba In Column Bathroom double sink, mar$600mo. Call before 1:30pm the day ble with faucet blue in prior to publication. For Sat704-283-3097 color, $100 (704)385urday call before 3:30pm on 9116 Thursday and for Sunday Weekly rents avail. 1 & 2 call before 1:30 pm on FriBR’s no pet, no inside day. smoking, lease dep. 704Metal Roofing Display 846-6019 3ft wide $1.40 LF Sunday Tuesday Wed. Thursday Friday Saturday

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TV Stand new in box, black 1br 1ba duplex gas heat paid $180, sell $80, call cent air private deck, year (704)785-5300 lease +dep. req’d no pets, 704-201-9534 leave msg

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

3br 1.5ba 1050sf $695mo Always a good policy, esboth, great location in pecially for business op- Wingate cul de sac dep & portunities and franchisref’s req’d (704)283-6490 es. Call NC Attorney General at (919)-716-6000 or 114 Houses For Rent the Federal Trade Commission at (877)-FTC- 3br 2ba Parkwood Sch. dist HELP for free information; country living, hardwood or visit our Web site at flooring, $850mo. ref’s & www.ftc.gov/bizop. dep req’d (704)776-4664 N.C. law requires sellers of certain business opportunities to register with Piedmont 3br 2ba brick NC Attorney General behouse w/gar $950mo, incl fore selling. Call to verify yard maint. no pets,house lawful registration before w/5ac pasture, $1050mo you buy. +dep (704)221-7419

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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 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanic 5 Years Minimum Mechanic Experience Required References Required Mining experience a plus Fax Resumes to 843-6723579 or apply in person at Buckhorn Materials 3410 Hwy 601 South, Jefferson, SC 29718 843-675-7625

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REAL ESTATE LISTINGS

Let us help your dreams come true ...... Check out these fantastic homes and land deals in our area! REDU LEASE TO OWN!! 2322 Lexington Ave. (Near New Walter Bickett Elem.) 2224 heated sq. ft. Built in 2004. Like new inside and out 3-4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, stone and vinyl exterior, new appliances.

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

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FOR SALE BY OWNER, NORTH MYRTLE BEACH HOUSE $725,000

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

5 BD, 4 BTH, ON CHANNEL, TWO BLOCKS FROM BEACH WWW.NORTHMYRTLEBEACHTRAVEL.COM, RENTAL HOUSE NAME, AQUAVIEW, 704-975-5996,WCMMCLEOD@CS.COM

$169,000

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

Michael Calabrese 704-231-7750

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

3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath. Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops/ hardwoods and ceramic tile/jacuzzi jet master bath. Jeff Hall - Realtor/Broker 980-722-6702-cell jeffhall@kw.com

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

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

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

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

Lot $30,000 5930 Timbertop Lane Charlotte, NC 28215

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

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

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

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

Call Remax Executive: 704.602.8295, Lara Taylor

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