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By JasON deBRUYN

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Deaths

Jamie Lynn Beppler Gary Burnette Eula Killough Crooke DeShonney Gregory Crowe Jeanelle H. Kennedy Carolyn Hargett Rouse Lois Jenkins Stegall

WHO’S NEWS Early vote so far draws 3 percent

MONROE Through Tuesday, 477 have voted early in the Monroe municipal election. That number represents about 2.8 percent of all registered voters in the city. Early voting continues through Saturday at the Griffin Room of the Union County Public Library at 316 E. Windsor St., Monroe. Through Tuesday, 325 of the voters were white compared to 146 black voters, and 203 voters were male compared to 269 female voters. Precinct 30, at Grace United Methodist, has had the largest turnout with 83 voters; Precinct 25, at Rock Rest Elementary, had the lowest with two voters. — Staff Writer Jason deBruyn

BIRTHDAYS Best wishes are extended to everyone who is celebrating a birthday today, especially: Daniel Morgan, Christine Carlini, Jessica Aycock, Rick Simpson, Karen Fincher, Betty W. Little, Robin Collins, Agnes Burns and Betty Y. Stegall. Call (704) 261-2278 or e-mail birthdays@theej.com to add your names to the list.

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Nyesha Mills, 10, reads a magazine as she and her youger brother, Christopher, wait outside the lab at Carolinas Medical Center-Union. Starting Thursday, the hospital will combat the spread of the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, by banning children unless they are receiving treatment.

H1N1 fear prompts hospitals to limit access BY TIFFANY LANE

Staff Writer

MONROE Visitors under the age of 18 will be barred from several area hospitals unless they receiving treatment. In an effort to prevent the H1N1 flu, or swine flu, from spreading, Carolinas HealthCare System and Novant Health announced Monday that the new rule will take effect Thursday, Stephen Wallenhaupt, executive vice president of Novant Health, said the policy aims to protect both children and adults, including patients, staff

See H1N1 / Page 6A

Affected Hospitals

Carolinas HealthCare System facilities affected: Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) Levine Children’s Hospital CMC-Lincoln CMC-Mercy CMC-NorthEast CMC-Pineville CMC-Randolph CMC-Union CMC-University Carolinas Rehabilitation

Carolinas Rehab-Mount Holly Anson Community Hospital Novant Health facilities affected: Presbyterian Hospital Presbyterian Hemby Children’s Hospital Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville Presbyterian Hospital Matthews Presbyterian Orthopaedic Hospital Rowan Regional Medical Center

MONROE A man pleaded guilty to embezzlement, but will not face jail time if he repays the money. Richard Taylor Davis, 40 of 6820 Sims Road in Waxhaw, pleaded guilty to embezzling more that $57,000 from the Union C o u n t y Frater nal Order of Police and was sentenced to six to eight months in jail. He will Davis not serve jail time if he pays back the full $57,148.77. “We wanted him to pay back the money,” FOP secretary treasurer Margaret Derenge said. “We put our trust in him, and he broke that trust.” Davis was charged with embezzling money from an FOP fund starting in 2003; he was arrested and charged Nov. 13, 2008. The Union County Sheriff ’s Office reported that he had been under investigation since May 27, 2008, and that he turned himself in. “I hate that the whole thing happened,” said Elizabeth Cooke, who is involved with police agencies and helps organize events for them. “I was just surprised that he did it. I’m glad that the FOP

See GUILTY / Page 6A

BB&T is latest bank to modify overdraft fees By Richard Craver

Media General News Service BB&T Corp. yesterday became the latest major bank to eliminate overdraft fees for customers who overdraw their accounts by less than $5 through a debit-card purchase or ATM transaction. The bank also said it would not charge more than four overdraft fees a day, and would provide overdraft alerts at its automated teller machines.

Cane Creek Lake closing imminent WAXHAW

Cane Creek Park Lake has fallen to 15 inches below its normal water level and could close to boat traffic this week, Union County Parks and Recreation Director Wanda Smith said Tuesday. According to Smith, the lake will remain open until it reaches 16 inches below normal. “Unless we get a substantial amount of rain in the next few days, we anticipate closing the lake to boat traffic,” she said in a press release. “The lake loses a lot of water to evaporation.” The last time Cane Creek Lake closed because of low water levels was in December 2007. The lake reopened one month later following several days of heavy rain. The lake was also closed last October when repairs were made to the emergency spillway. The lake was taken down to levels too dangerous for boats.

See LAKE / Page 6A

However, the cost of its overdraft fee remains $35. The changes are effective Jan. 1. “Client satisfaction continues to be our top priority,” said Donna Goodrich, a senior executive vice president for BB&T’s deposit-services unit. “The changes we’re announcing, in addition to tools and services we already provide, will help our clients better manage their deposit accounts.” BB&T already has a policy allowing customers to opt out of

overdraft coverage, meaning that transactions will be denied if customers don’t have enough money in their accounts. BB&T joins Bank of America Corp., Wells Fargo & Co., JP Morgan Chase & Co. and US Bancorp in altering overdraft policies that have drawn criticism for being excessive and harmful to consumers. The major banks are altering their overdraft policies “to avoid political pressure and bad press,”

said Marc Fusaro, an assistant economics professor at Arkansas Tech University. In recent years, banks large and small have viewed the overdraft fees they charge customers as speeding tickets. Consumers who don’t pay attention to their checking and other accounts and go beyond their monetary limit get tagged with fees that can run as much as $36 for an overdraft

See BANKS / Page 6A

Pallets, plastics recycling encouraged BY ELISABETH ARRIERO

Staff Writer

MONROE Before you chuck that water bottle into the trash can, you might want to check your calendar. Starting Thursday, plastic bottles — as well as motor oil filters and wooden pallets — are banned from solid waste disposal in the state. The state banned the three items to preserve space in existing landfills and to create green jobs, said Gary Hunt, director of the N.C. Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance. “There’s a huge market for plastics and pallets,” he said. Wooden pallets are often ground up and used for fuel, said Jennifer Nance, recycling coordinator for Union County public works. Plastics are often reused, and Hunt pointed out

Plastic bottles are one of four items that have been banned from landfills by the state Legislature. The others are oil filters, pallets and oyster shells. Officials are encouraging consumer recycling. that, because plastic is a petroleum product, it is not infinitely renewable. “There’s a whole lot more energy that goes into taking oil and making plastic versus recycling

plastics,” Hunt said. “There’s a lot of energy savings.” Hunt said oil filters were added to the banned list because

See BANNED / Page 6A

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DEATHS Jamie Beppler

MONROE Jamie Lynn Beppler, 33, died Tuesday (Sept. 29, 2009). Arrangements will be announced by Davis Funeral Home.

Eula Crooke

GREENSBORO — Eula Killough Crooke, 85, died Sunday (Sept. 27, 2009) at Well Spring Retirement Community. Funeral will be 2 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro, with entombment in the Westminster Gardens mausoleum. Born in Indian Trail, she was a daughter of the late Rufus and Julia Killough and was married to the late Jesse Ray Crooke. Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Lovelace of Greensboro, Barbara Huffman of Lewisville; one brother, Ney Killough; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. today at the church. The body will lie in repose at Forbis and Dick Funeral Home until the funeral.

COMING EVENTS Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 617 N. Elm St., Greensboro, NC 27403. Online condolences may be left at forbisanddick.com.

De Shonney Crowe

WAXHAW De Shonney Gregory Crowe, 46, died Saturday (Sept. 26, 2009). Arrangements will be announced by Harris Funeral Service of Monroe.

Jeanelle Kennedy

MONROE Jeanelle H. Kennedy, 78, died Monday (Sept. 28, 2009) at Carolinas Medical Center-Union. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Lakeland Memorial Park.

WAXHAW Gary Sylvanus Burnette, 70, passed away on Monday, September 28, 2009. He was born in Gaston County, N.C., on May 19, 1939, son of the late Cecil and Dessie Reagan Burnette. A funeral service will be held Thursday, October 1, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. in the Gordon Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service. Mr. Burnette is survived by his wife, Brenda Rogers Burnette; daughters, Christy Burnette of Waxhaw, Lisa Ramirez of Paso Robles, California and Kim Hitt of Burbank, California; a son, Cory Burnette of Hickory; brothers, C.D. Burnette and William “Bud” Burnette, both of Canyon County, California; sister, Tincey Burnette of Arizona; 3 grandchildren, Amber Burnette of Waxhaw, Shelby Willis and Hailee Jones, both of Monroe; and 5 grandchildren of California. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sondra Burnette. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mary Elizabeth Baptist Church, 3703 Mary Elizabeth Church Rd., Waxhaw, NC 28173. Online condolences may be made at www.gordonfuneralservice.com. PAID OBITUARY

Born Sept. 14, 1931, in Adel, Ga., she was a daughter of the late John Gilbert and Frankie Malpas Hammack. She was retired as an administrator assistant with Eastern Airlines. Survivors include her husband, Robert David Kennedy Jr. of the home; one son, John David Kennedy of Maiden; one daughter, H. Anita Kennedy of Tampa, Fla.; and two grandchildren. Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at McEwen Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 2518 Lancaster Highway, Monroe, NC 28112.

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MONROE Lois Jenkins Stegall, 82, of Monroe passed away, Monday, September 28, 2009, at the Brian Center. Lois was born on September 11, 1927, in Marshville, to the late Malcom Jenkins and Vergie J. Walkup Jenkins. She is predeceased by her son, Rick Stegall. Mrs. Stegall was a lifelong member of Lee Park Baptist Church. She held various volunteer positions throughout the years. Lois is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years, A.C. Stegall of the home; daughters, Diann Whitaker and her husband, Robert of Monroe and Sandra Rabon and her husband Hubert of Indian Trail; son, Craig Stegall and his wife Jessie of Monroe; sister, Wilma Jenkins; brother, Darrell Jenkins; 6 grandchildren, and 10 greatgrandchildren. Funeral services to celebrate her life will be held on Thursday, October 1, 2009, at 2 p.m at Lee Park Baptist Church with Pastor Chris Justice officiating. Graveside services to follow at Lakeland Memorial Park. The family will begin receiving friends at the church at 12 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Ministry, c/o Lee Park Baptist Church, 2505 Morgan Mill Rd., Monroe, NC 28110. Arrangements for the Stegall family are in care of Heritage Funeral Home, Indian Trail Chapel. Online condolences may be left at www.heritagefuneral.net. PAID OBITUARY

MARSHVILLE Mrs. Carolyn Hargett Rouse, 82, died Sunday, September 27, 2009, at the Brian Center of Monroe after a brief illness. Mrs. Rouse was born July 13, 1927, in Union County, daughter of the late James Marshall and Julia Hinson Hargett and the widow of Joe Winborne Rouse. She was also preceded in death by two sisters: Hazel H. Collins and Louise H. Tice. The family will receive friends from six until eight p.m. Wednesday, September 30, 2009, at the McEwen Funeral Home in Monroe, Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 1, 2009, at Sharon Memorial Park in Charlotte, with Reverend Tommy Butler officiating. Carolyn graduated from New Salem School and worked for many years at Hudson Hosiery in Charlotte before retiring from Tyco in Monroe after 25 years of service. She was an active member of New Hope Baptist Church, an excellent seamstress and an avid gardener having accumulated prizes for her sewing, flowers and canning. Survivors include her two sons, Marshall Joe Rouse and wife Frances of Rock Hill S.C., Donald Winborne Rouse of Marshville N.C. three grandchildren and their spouses, Jerry Wayne Rouse and Stacey of Albuquerque, New Mexico, David Marshall Rouse and Julia of Ithaca, N.Y., and Leslie Rouse Shepperd and Tucker of Raleigh N.C., one beloved great-grandchild, Collin Witten Rouse of Albuquerque, New Mexico; one sister, Julia Marsh Hargett Smith and husband Bill of Marshville, N.C. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the charity of your choice or the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Fl. 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601. McEwen Funeral and Cremation Service of Monroe is serving the family of Mrs. Rouse. PAID OBITUARY

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Today

•  EXERCISE CLASS, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center. Open to ages 55 and up. For details, call 704282-4657. •  TODDLER TIME, 9:30 a.m., Marshville Library, for children ages 12 months to 36 months. •  STORY TIME, 10 a.m., 11 a.m., Waxhaw Library, for ages 3 to 5. For details, call 704-8433131. • TURNING POINT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GROUP, 4 p.m. at the shelter. Details, 704-283-7233. •  STORY TIME, 10 a.m., Marshville Library, for ages 3 to 5. For details, call 704-624-2828. • SENIOR FITNESS CLASS, 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Bazemore Center, Winchester Avenue, Monroe. Free to all senior citizens. Details, 704-282-4654. • TODDLER TIME, 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., Union West Regional Library. For ages 18 to 36 months. • RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Department of Social Services, 1212 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe. Details, 704-283-7402. • BABY TIME, 11 a.m., Monroe Library. Details, 704-283-8184. •  STORY TIME, 11:30 a.m., Union West Regional Library, for children ages 3 to 5. • MICROSOFT POWERPOINT ESSENTIALS I CLASS, 3 p.m., Union West Library. Free. Registration required; call 704-821-7475. • UNION WEST ANIME CLUB, 4:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., Union West Library. Details, 704-8217475. • MICROSOFT POWERPOINT ESSENTIALS II CLASS, 5 p.m., Union West Library. Free. Registration required; call 704-821-7475. •  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Low Bottom group, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., old Belk building, 200 Stewart St., Monroe. Details, 704-332-4387; 704377-0244. • ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Sunset group, 6 p.m., 1010 McManus St., Monroe. Details, 704-219-6245. • CLASSIC CRUISERS, 7 p.m., Poplin Place shopping center, West Roosevelt Boulevard, Monroe. For details, contact Jim Collura at 704289-6208 or classiccruisers@hotmail.com. •  BINGO, 7:30 p.m., Vietnam Veterans Association Post No. 14, 620 Roosevelt Blvd., $2,500 program. Doors open at 5 p.m. For details, call 704-283-6165. • NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friendship Missionary Baptist Church administrative building, 501 Burke St. Details, 704821-4256, 704-763-0784.

Thursday

•  UNION WEST ROTARY, 7:30 a.m., civic building behind Indian Trail Town Hall. For details, call Sean Helms, 704-849-9332. • WAXHAW-WEDDINGTON SUNRISE ROTARY CLUB, 7:30 a.m., Rippington’s Restaurant, 109 W. South Main Street, Waxhaw. Details, Arthur Lightbody, 704-843-6048. • BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS CLASS, 10 a.m., Union West Library. Free. Registration required; call 704-821-7475. • UNION COUNTY MOMMIES, 10:30 a.m., monthly meet-and-greet, Grace United Method-

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ist Church, 3522 Secrest Shortcut Road. Details, 704-221-8113, www.UnionCountyMommies.com. • BABY TIME, 10:30 a.m., Union West Library. Details, 704-8217475. •  MONROE LIONS CLUB meeting, noon, Quincy’s Family Steakhouse. Call Wanda Deese, 704-577-7669, for details. •  KIWANIS CLUB OF MONROE, noon to 1 p.m., Rolling Hills Country Club. For details, call Fran Dandridge at 704289-9429. •  SENIOR CITIZENS CANASTA, 12:30 p.m., Ellen Fitzgerald Center. For information, call Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center at 704-282-4657. • MICROSOFT EXCEL I CLASS, 3:30 p.m., Monroe Library. Free. Registration required; call 704-283-8184. • HOMEWORK HELP NIGHT, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monroe Library. For grades one through eight. Details, Kim, 704283-8184, ext. 238. • FUN WITH SCIENCE, 4:30 p.m., Edwards Library, Marshville. For ages 8 to 12. Registration required; call 704-624-2828. • THURSDAY TALES, 5 p.m., Monroe Library. For ages 5 and up and their caregivers. Details, 704-283-8184. • WAXHAW BOOK CLUB, 5:45 p.m., Waxhaw Library. Topic, “The Pirate’s Daughter” by Margaret Cezair-Tompson. Details, 704-8433131. •  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Low Bottom group, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., old Belk building, 200 Stewart St., Monroe. Details, 704-332-4387; 704377-0244. •  TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 6 p.m. weigh-in, 6:20 meeting, Love Baptist Church, 707 Deese Road, Monroe. Details, 704-225-1720. •  WAXHAW TOPS #613 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Waxhaw Bible Church, 6810 Pleasant Grove Road. For details, call 704-843-5518 or 704-2543880. • ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Sunset group, 6 p.m., 1010 McManus St., Monroe. Details, 704-219-6245. • UNION COUNTY CRUISERS, 6:30 p.m., Monroe Mall, next to Pizza Hut. Custom and classic cars. Details, 704238-1600. • UNION COUNTY SADDLE CLUB, 7 p.m., Saddle Club grounds, East Sandy Ridge Road, Monroe. Details, 704-7635396. • SENIOR DANCE, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Ellen Fitzgerald Center, Line dancing and ballroom dancing. Details, 704-282-4657. •  BINGO, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Indian Trail VFW, 100 VFW Lane, Indian Trail; $500 jackpot. For details, call 704-821-9753. • FOREST HILLS BAND BOOSTERS, 7 p.m., Forest Hills High School bandroom. Details, 704-233-0125. •  WAXHAW LIONS CLUB, 7 p.m., site TBA. For details, call 704-8435537. • BOY SCOUT TROOP 98, 7 p.m., Hemby Bridge Church, 6010 Mill Grove Road. For details, call 704-882-3482. •  WEDDINGTON HIGH PTSA, 7 p.m., media center. • UNION COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, 7 p.m., Bear’s Lair Restaurant, 6751 Old Monroe Road, Indian Trail. Details, Terry Glesias, 704-243-3262 or secretary@ucncgop.org. •  UNION DISTRICT BOY SCOUTS district committee meeting, 7:30 p.m., Central United Methodist Church Scout hut, Hayne and Sunset. Details, 980-722-3787. •  WEDDINGTON HIGH BAND BOOSTERS, 7:30 p.m., Weddington High band room. For details, call 704-226-0205. • COCAINE ANONYMOUS meeting, 7:30 p.m., at the Friendship Home, 2111 Stafford St. Ext., Monroe. • CIVIL AIR PATROL, South Piedmont Squad-

ron, 7:30 p.m., Indian Trail Town Hall. For details, contact Jerry Langley at 704-847-8304. •  UNION COUNTY SADDLE CLUB, 7:30 p.m., clubhouse. Open for novice and experienced horse owners/ enthusiasts. For details, contact Rick Harmon at 704-764-9104, or Harriet Metrosky at 704-2895773. • AL-ANON, 8 p.m., First Step Recovery Center, 1623 Sunset Drive, Monroe. Details, 704-2830944, 704-764-7651.

Friday

•  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, 704-2837233. •  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Low Bottom group, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., old Belk building, 200 Stewart St., Monroe. Details, 704-332-4387; 704377-0244. • ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Sunset group, 6 p.m., 1010 McManus St., Monroe. Details, 704-219-6245. • 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 704-846-9223. • NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friendship Missionary Baptist Church administrative building, 501 Burke St. Details, 704-8214256, 704-763-0784. • CAROLINA SINGLES & MARRIED COUPLES CLUB DANCE, 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Shrine Club, Phifer Street. Free line dance class, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission, $10. Must be 21. Details, Ellen Benton, 704-283-1304.

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LOCAL BRIEFS DSS board to meet today

MONROE The Union County Board of Social Services will meet today at 3 p.m. in the administrative offices of the Department of Social Services, 1212 W. Roosevelt Blvd.

Flu shots to be offered Thursday

MONROE Community Health Services of Union County will offer flu shots at Mill Creek Baptist Church on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cost is $30, by cash or check, or free with a Medicare card. Those who receive a shot should bring all insurance cards and wear a short-sleeve or roll-up sleeve shirt. Pregnant women will need a note of approval from their doctor. For more information, call 704-296-0909.

Unity/Jackson meeting Thursday

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Museum of Waxhaws plans October events WAXHAW The Museum of the Waxhaws has the following events coming up in October and November. Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m., History Alive Call 704-843-1832 for more information. Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Living History Observe and participate in historical crafts, demonstrations, military drills, blacksmithing, and more, the third Saturday of every month. Regular museum admission. Oct. 18, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Children’s Halloween Workshop Learn how Halloween evolved over time through crafts, games, and holiday experts. For children ages 5 and older; $15 per child. Call 704-843-1832 or e-mail the museum at mwaxhaw@museumofthewaxhaws.com to register. Oct. 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., The 30th Annual Waxhaw Scottish Games and Festival Experience Waxhaw’s Scottish heritage with a plaid-filled day of music, food, merchants and competitions. Activities include genealogy, clan

LANCASTER, S.C. — The Unity/Jackson area crime watch meeting will be held at Unity ARP Church on Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Turning Point gets $20,000 grant

MONROE Turning Point of Union County has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Mary Kay Foundation. The foundation’s annual shelter grant giving program awarded $3 million in total grants to 150 domestic violence shelters in all 50 states. Each shelter received a $20,000 grant to help combat domestic violence, educate local communities, provide shelter and rehabilitation for survivors and keep shelters open.

tents, athletic competition, highland dance competition, battle axe competition, bonnie knees contest, border collie demonstrations, parade of tartans, pipe band, Scottish storyteller, booksigning, lassies’ events, Scottish country dance contest and kids’ competitions. Featured will be international recording artist Alex Beaton, performing Scottish folk music. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $4 for children ages 6 to 12 and no charge for children 5 and under. For more information, call Marietta Morrison at 803-818-5272. Oct. 29-30, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Haunted Night At The Museum Activities for the whole family, including kids’ crafts and games, a Civil War starvation party, fortune telling, and for the very brave — dare to venture into the woods. Cost is $5 per person over 5 years of age, free for those 5 and under. Nov. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., “Time Line of the Soldier” Visit with veterans of recent wars and re-enac-

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tors of past conflicts. Military artifacts on display will include uniforms, weapons and other memorabilia. Anyone who would like to share your memories or items from past wars, call the museum at 704-843-1832. Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., History Alive “John C. Calhoun,” performed by Joe Stukes. Tickets are $8 and reservations are recommend-

ed. Call 704-843-1832 for information or reservations. Nov. 15, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Children’s Thanksgiving Day workshop Learn the history and customs of Thanksgiving through crafts, games, and holiday experts. For children ages 5 and older; $15 per child. Call 704-843-1832 or e-mail the museum at mwaxhaw@

museumofthewaxhaws. com to register. The Museum of the Waxhaws is open Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2 for ages 6 to 12 and no charge for ages 5 and under. For information or reservations, call 704-8431832 or e-mail mwaxhaw@ museumofthewaxhaws. com.

SPCC offering basic electrical course MONROE South Piedmont Community College will offer a basic electrical class beginning Monday at its campus on Old Charlotte Highway. The 10-day, 40hour course runs Mondays through Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Russell Carpenter, SPCC’s director of mecha-

tronics, said the certificate class is for anyone in a maintenance profession, for homeowners or hobbyists. The class covers basic electrical theory, Ohm’s law, power law, AC/DC, simple circuits, and multimeter use. Students will also learn how to use testing equipment and troubleshooting techniques.

“It’s useful for the job or around the house,” he said. “The class will teach what electricity is, how it is made, its characteristics and its behavior.” There is no prerequisite for this course. The fee is $120. For more information, contact Karen Elizabeth Smith at ksmith@ spcc.edu or 704-290-5272.

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UNION POWER COOPERATIVE’S 70th Annual Membership Meeting

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he pot and the kettle are calling each other black. House Speaker Joe Hackney is a bit peeved that Gov. Bev Perdue accused the legislature of trying to hide public records associated with the budget process. In September, Perdue vetoed legislation that, she said, would have hidden legislative budget documents from public view. Perdue has cast herself as the champion of government transparency. Hackney recently responded, telling the Asheville Citizen-Times that with a little tweaking next May, the vetoed legislation will satisfy the governor and the public. The legislature, he said, is committed to a “mostly open” budget process. In contrast, he said, no one outside of the administration sees how the executive budget is prepared. Hackney makes a good point about the governor’s budget - not just Perdue’s, but every chief executive’s. This is a process in serious need of some sunshine. Early in legislative sessions, governors announce their budgets, and it is the first time the public has seen any of it. The public doesn’t know who influences the governor as he or she decides to increase funding for one program or cut it for another. Cabinet secretaries and assistant secretaries hold no open votes as they choose one capital project over another. But when Hackney, speaking of the legislative budget process, said that “ours is mostly open,” he really was spinning yarn. At the General Assembly, spending bills are filed. Most of the requests are discussed in the open, and a few are even supported or rejected in public votes. Then, when budget committees must decide the final spending plan, activity disappears behind a black screen. Budget subcommittee chairmen meet privately in closed offices, and most meeting times are never announced. The public and the vast majority of legislators are shut out of the process. A small group of influential legislators - and for several terms Sen. Linda Garrou has been one of them - decide how to spend much of the money. Not all the money. But decisions on a big chunk, usually the most controversial funds, are made in private. Joe Hackney has been a friend of open government for a long time. As speaker, he has been a big improvement over some of his predecessors. He should know better than to brag about the openness of a budget process that is closed when the crucial decisions are made. Winston-Salem Journal

YOUR VIEW Right wing is inciting listeners to violence Many of the right wing talk show hosts are inciting their listeners to violence. Peaceful protest is the first amendment at work, but these people are using their programs to incite people to go after anyone they don’t agree with. National media is not doing its job (what else is new) by exposing these violence-inciting strategies for what they are. Beverly Wiseman Matthews

Werner Thomisser is a qualified candidate I would strongly encourage your readers to consider the following Candidate for Town Council Election on November 3, 2009. Werner Thomisser- Resident of Weddington, NC. I am in strong support of Mr. Thomisser for the following reasons: 1- Mr. Thomisser supports the following efforts and special interest projects in our town: a- The Rea Road Extension to bypass traffic around Weddington and eliminate congestion b- Funding for traffic lights at Hemby/Weddington-Matthews/Belulah Church Roads c- The passage of an ordinance prohibiting any future consideration for a private sewer plant in Weddington d- Funding for much needed equipment for Providence Volunteer Fire Dept. e- Consideration for development of a Local Library with-

out any further commercial development. f- A continued Strong School system, Managed Growth and No tax increases. Mr. Thomisser has demonstrated his ability to work ethically and systematically for the better good of our town and resident’s quality of life. He has done this by being a constant presence at the Monthly Town meetings and working with the different Municipalities, which include Union County Board of Commissioners and the Weddington Town Council. In the past, Mr. Thomisser has successfully lobbied for Weddington residents by being a direct participant in securing the traffic light at the Intersection of Providence and Hemby Roads, as well as helping to secure the EMS ambulance and salaried crew at the new Wesely Chapel Fire Dept. and three full time firefighters at the Providence Volunteer Fire Dept. I am asking your readers to support Mr. Thomisser by voting on November 3, and get out and vote! Take part in the “right to Vote.” which is such a privilege in our country. Please vote for Werner Thomisser who is the right man to be a part of Town Council and who is a staunch advocate for the residents of Weddington. Janet Beckert Weddingon

That jet noise you hear is sound of freedom This letter is in response to the gentleman who complained about the jet engine noise during

a fly over for the Panthers opening game. Where I come from, we call that the sound of freedom. Regarding your concerns about “wasting taxpayer money”, events such as this are considered live training missions. It takes a co-ordinated response from an entire team to get “time on target”. Classroom simulation is a useful training tool, but real time training is invaluable to the mission… FLY, FIGHT, WIN. Nancy D. Anderson Lt. Colonel USAFR (Ret) Mayor, Town of Weddington

Margaret Desio has record of achivement Having known and worked with Margaret Desio for several years, I know she will be a vital member of the Monroe City Council, just as she is of every organization to which she belongs. Her vision enables her to establish long0-range goals , and her work ethic allows her, with other’s support and help, to achieve them. As a dedicated, informed leader of several First Presbyterian Church and civic committees (Historic Commission, Land Development Board, Planning Board, Red Cross, Operation Reach Out), Margaret Desio has already done much to advance this city. Given her attributes and achievements, the Monroe City Council will be strong with Margaret Desio as a member. ANNIE HELMS Monroe

Disappointments follow groundbreaking events CHAPEL HILL — Thinking about that presidential election still sends chills of happiness through my brain. It was 1976 and my country had, unbelievably, actually elected a real Southerner, Jimmy Carter, to the presidency. Back when I was growing up, nobody thought that a Southerner could win a presidential election. We were different from the rest of the country — outsiders and only junior partners in the government and in the Democratic Party. Our people might be nominated to the vice presidency from time to time to hold together the Democratic coalition of Southern conservatives and liberals from the rest of the country. Lyndon Johnson did not count. Even though he talked like we did, he was a Westerner, and his assumption of the presidency in tragedy did not change the “rule” against Southerners getting elected president. It was the election of a Georgian from the Deep South that changed that rule. Today, we have gotten ac-

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customed to Southern accents in the White House, thanks to Carter, Clinton, and George W. Bush. But I still remember when that door first opened for people from our part of the country. There is something else I remember about those times. After the excitement of the election was over, there was the letdown. Jimmy Carter was not a perfect president, and it did not take long for critics and opponents to fight against him and his programs. With that criticism, there was a tinge of mockery of Carter’s Southern roots, his accent, and the cadre of Southerners in his

group of advisors. I remember my reaction. “They are snobs. They don’t like us. They can’t get over the fact that one of us actually won the presidency.” Maybe you have forgotten the resentment we felt when the intellectuals and the Washington insiders looked down their noses at the new president — and his “Southernness.” When they opposed his policies and ridiculed the way he ran the government, I sometimes took it personally. I even resented the attempt of the late Senator Ted Kennedy to take away Carter’s re-nomination in 1980. Today, it is easier to deal with the memory of that anti-Southerner thread in the criticism of the Carter administration. Clearly, looking back, it was only a part — a small part — of the whole thing. But it was real to me. And there were a lot of people who really did look down on us Southerners. That anti-Southerner snobbishness that was a part of the opposition to Carter really got

“Today, it is easier to deal with the memory of that anti-Southerner thread in the criticism of the Carter administration. Clearly, looking back, it was only a part — a small part — of the whole thing.”

under my skin. For me it was ironic that all those memories came rolling back when President Carter recently spoke about the racist link he saw in much of the bitter criticism of President Obama. “There is,” Carter said, “an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president.”

The anti-Southerner/antiCarter phenomena was not nearly as serious a matter as the racism/anti-Obama one that Jimmy Carter alleged the other day. It is not the same at all. In fact, part of the anti-Southerner prejudice that I resented so much was well-earned by white Southerners by their adherence to a system of racial segregation, prejudice and exploitation that is part and parcel of the racism that still bedevils us. Racism will probably always play some part in the opposition to Obama and his programs. But it is not and will not be the major reason. Most of the opposition will come from people who disagree with his proposals, just as most people who fought Jimmy Carter were not simply anti-Southerner. Those who support President Obama would do better not to bring race into the discussion. It will not help anymore than my ranting about anti-Southerners did to help Jimmy Carter when he was president.


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Jury selection begins in murder trial STATE BRIEFS BY JASON deBRUYN

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MONROE Jury selection began in a murder trial Tuesday after a plea deal was rejected. District Attorney John Snyder offered a deal to Jamez Dorjan Hunter that would have him plead guilty to second-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon. In exchange, he would serve up to 42 years in prison. Hunter rejected the offer, choosing instead to face a firstdegree murder charge, which has a mandatory life sentence without opportunity for parole if he is convicted by a jury. The district attorney’s office is not seeking the death penalty.

Hunter, 27 of 124 W. Union St., Marshville, is charged in the death of Rosia Lee Hunter, who was killed May 6, 2007, at her home in Marshville. Rosia Hunter was Jamez Hunter’s grandmother. Judge David Lee on Tuesday denied two motions from the defendant. Defense attorney Norman Butler requested on Monday that an interview between Jamez Hunter and State Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Brandon Blackman not be allowed because Hunter was under the influence of cocaine at the time. Blackman testified that Hunter was lucid during the interview and did not show any signs of being

impaired. Hunter signed a written recording of the interview which states that he was of clear mind and not influenced by any drugs or alcohol. Lee ruled that the interview be allowed because, in his opinion, Hunter showed he was thinking clearly based on his answers and his recollection. Butler also filed a motion that evidence found in a search of 124 W. Union St., Marshville not be admitted because the address of the search warrant initially listed the address as 120 W. Union St. Lee ruled that the description of the house and directions to it were detailed enough, and the address was corrected soon

enough that the evidence from the search could be admitted. Later in the day, Lee ruled against the state’s request to join the murder and robbery charge. Lee ruled that because the district attorney did not give the defense attorney enough time to prepare for the robbery charge, the charges should not be joined. Snyder elected to move forward solely with the murder charge. Snyder refused to answer questions or give comment about the case. He also requested that a reporter for The Enquirer-Journal not be allowed in the court room, which is open to the public. Lee also denied that request.

Pizza store closes in wake of YouTube videos By Ragan Robinson

Media General News Service HICKORY — The notorious gross-out videos made by two Domino’s Pizza workers and posted on YouTube cost the store more than half its profits, the store’s owner says. The store closed Sept. 22. “My business was off 58 percent because of YouTube,� said Kevin Hendren, the franchise owner. He was at the darkened pizza shop in Conover on Monday and said he will not reopen it. Hendren declined to say whether he has plans for the building. “I’m just living day to day right now,� he said.

Business at the Conover Domino’s did not rebound after he fired two employees responsible for the videos in April, Hendren said. Five separate clips showed an employee appearing to put cheese in his nose before putting it on a sandwich, pass gas on a piece of salami and sneeze on an order of cheese sticks then hide the resulting mucus under the cheese before boxing the order. In one clip, the employee pulled down his pants, wiped himself with a sponge and then used the sponge to wipe down a pan in the sink. The videos gained a vast online audience. Conover Chief of Police Gary La-

Man accused of killing two cops is ruled competent for trial CHARLOTTE (AP) — A judge has ruled that the man charged with killing two North Carolina police officers in 2007 is competent to stand trial. The Charlotte Observer reported on its Web site Tuesday that Superior Court Judge Albert Diaz said Demeatrius Montgomery did not prove he was incompetent to stand trial on two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of two CharlotteMecklenburg officers. He’s charged with killing 34-year-old Officer

Sean Clark and 35-yearold Officer Jeff Shelton, a Monroe native, who were shot to death March 31, 2007. Doctors testified for the defense that the 27-yearold Montgomery likely suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. They said he won’t talk to his lawyers and can’t assist in his defense. Prosecutors presented evidence that Montgomery often talked by phone to his family from jail and has written letters to them.

fone said he fielded calls from reporters with BBC, Inside Edition, Court TV and TV stations from as far away as St. Louis in the wake of the controversy. Michael Anthony Setzer, 32, of Conover and Kristy Lynn Hammonds, 31, of Taylorsville were charged with distributing prohibited foods, a felony. Renee Travis, who works at Primetime Video next door to the Conover Domino’s, said she was sorry to see the pizza pickup and delivery stop. She went back to ordering from the Domino’s a few weeks after the YouTube controversy, figuring the store was cleaner then ever. A typical Domino’s employs 15 to 20 people, said Tim McIntyre, a corporate spokesman for Domino’s Pizza. “These are all people who lost their incomes because of what two people did,� he said. “There were a lot of victims created by the prank these two individuals pulled.� Hendren has closed two Domino’s franchises this year, according to McIntyre, though he wasn’t

sure where the second is. He said Hendren still operates one Domino’s franchise. Nationwide, the YouTube videos cost Domino’s an estimated 1 or 2 percent in sales, McIntyre said. Domino’s used the video controversy as a reminder to franchise owners that every hire is important, he said. The corporate headquarters also began encouraging franchises to conduct criminal background checks on potential employees. Hammonds was convicted in 2008 of misdemeanor sexual battery and is a registered sex offender. She was in the news earlier this month after being kicked out of Wilkes Community College. The college cited the state law known as the Jessica Lunsford Act that bars registered sex offenders from knowingly being on the grounds of any place where minors are cared for or gather for regularly scheduled educational programs. The community college has a program that includes high school students.

DMV head says no evidence of gifts

RALEIGH (AP) — The commissioner of North Carolina’s Division of Motor Vehicles says there’s no evidence linking a phone company contract to gifts and meals provided by its workers to state employees. Commissioner Mike Robertson told reporters Tuesday that Verizon Business says more than 60 state workers or their family members received restaurant meals, hockey tickets and other benefits from company employees. The State Bureau of Investigation has been asked to look at what happened. Robertson says the SBI is also investigating what’s happened to some undelivered computers. Robertson says no current employees have yet been disciplined and it appears there’s no evidence that the gifts had a role in expanding a Verizon state contract.

Teens charged in hedge clipper attack

WINSTON-SALEM (AP) — Police have arrested three teenagers for assaulting a North Carolina man with his own hedge clippers. Multiple media outlets reported that WinstonSalem police made the arrests Monday and Tuesday after robbers hit a 53-year-old Winston-Salem man in the head and face Saturday with the clippers. Police say Billy Lee Brown returned home in the afternoon and caught the three robbing his house. He was taken to a hospital for treatment. Seventeen-year-old John Henry Brown, 18-year-old Akeem Wilson and 19-year-old Shermain Cortez Moses face charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon and felony breaking and entering. They are being held on $200,000 bond. No attorneys were listed for the suspects.

Treasurer unveils new travel policy

RALEIGH (AP) — State Treasurer Janet Cowell has issued a new travel policy for employees who are reimbursed by companies through which the state’s pension funds invest money. The policy change unveiled Tuesday comes after details were disclosed about business trips taken by then-chief investment officer Patricia Gerrick while managing the state’s $64 billion retirement system. Cowell said in an interview with The Associated Press that an employee now can’t be reimbursed directly from investment companies or investment advisory boards when they pay for the employee’s trip. Employees now will get paid back for expenses through the State Treasurer’s Office. Cowell said the change increases transparency within the department. The treasurer declined to release more details about why Gerrick was let go several weeks ago.

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of just $1. The banks say that overdraft fees work as a deterrent. They cite a 2008 report by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which found that just 25 percent of consumers have one or more nonsufficientfund transactions each year. But some consumer groups call the overdraft fees the electronic equivalent of speed traps. They say that banks allow consumers to spend more than they have in their accounts so they can charge overdraft fees. Scott Bauer, the chairman and chief executive of Southern Community Financial Corp., said that the bank is evaluating its overdraft policies. He said that any changes would be announced by March 31. Both Fusaro and Tony Plath, a finance professor at UNC Charlotte, said they expect most community banks to follow the lead of the major banks. “Community banks tend to charge lower deposit fees on checking, including monthly service charges and overdraft charges, than the big banks, so the big banks have more to lose from any change in the industry’s retail fee structures,� Plath said. Because most of the major banks did not reduce their overdraft fee, Plath said that they “still have higher fees than the community banks in spite of the announced changes.� Plath cautioned that some banks may tighten the criteria for free checking accounts to offset some of the lost overdraft revenue. rcraver@wsjournal. com.

members and visitors. “We know this change poses an inconvenience to families with patients in area facilities,� Wallenhaupt said in a press release, “but it is important to make this change effective now to limit the spread and impact of flu. Many patients, particularly newborns, pregnant women and patients with suppressed immune systems, are particularly vulnerable.� Byron Pouges, a spokesman for Carolinas Medical Center-Union, said it will affect every part of the hospital, from waiting rooms to medical treatment rooms.

Banned Continued from Page 1A oil was already banned in landfills and, since the filters often contain traces of oil, it made sense to ban them as well. Since 1989, the N.C. General Assembly has established disposal bans on items ranging from oyster shells to televisions. Still, the state has struggled meeting its recycling goals in the last couple of decades, said Elizabeth Ouzts, state director for Environment North Carolina, a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy group.

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While the lake is closed to boat traffic and boats are not available to rent, fishing is still permitted from the bank. “When the water level gets 16 inches below normal, stumps, anchors and buoys become exposed,� Smith said. “It’s not safe

“As you can imagine, we know that there will be some special circumstances,� said Roger Ray, executive vice president of Carolinas HealthCare System. Ray said medical officials don’t want to “stand in the way� of seeing patients or of complicating family matters in an “end of life situation.� Citing a few exceptions, Ray said a 16-year-old might bring his mother in to the emergency room, or a parent in need of immediate attention might bring a child along with no time to make other arrangements. It could also be the case that a 17-year-old mother is in the maternity ward. Still, children and adolescents are more likely

to contract H1N1 flu and might be contagious before showing symptoms. “Goodness knows we don’t want them coming for an innocent visit ... and getting exposed,� Ray said. “North and South Carolina have widespread H1N1 presence right now,� and the states have yet to receive a H1N1 vaccine. A vaccine should be available in October. So far, he added, there are very few cases of seasonal flu. “Almost any flu we’re seeing these days is still H1N1.� North Carolina’s most recent guidelines are to test patients for H1N1 only if their illness is bad enough to land them in the intensive care unit. This makes it difficult

to calculate an accurate number of confirmed swine flu cases, Ray said. In addition to the limited visitation, both hospital systems encourage everyone over the age of 18 to stay away from hospitals if they have flulike symptoms, such as sore throats, coughing, body aches or high fevers. Those with the flu should stay at home until they are fever-free for 24 hours. Wallenhaupt said many people with these symptoms can be treated at home with over-the-counter medications. Ray also urges people to get seasonal flu and H1N1 flu shots as soon as possible. “We can prevent flu outbreaks or at least de-

lay their onset until more people have had time to get immunized,� he said in a press release. “The most important steps are the common sense precautions that have been publicized: Cover your cough. Wash your hands often. If you have flu-like symptoms, avoid contact with other people and stay home.� Ray said the policy is in place for an “indefinite� amount of time and will be reconsidered weekly. A press release issued by the two hospital systems said it will be in effect until “the incidence of flu has significantly decreased.� The Mecklenburg County Department of Health is endorsing the visitation policy.

Instead of decreasing the amount of trash per person between 1991 and 2001, the total went up, from 1 ton of trash per year per person to 1.21 tons. And for every bottle that is recycled, four are thrown away, Ouzts said. “The ban will be a good first step toward encouraging recycling in North Carolina,� she said. Union County residents have several options for disposing of the three newly banned materials. The Union County landfill and transfer stations accept plastic bottles, wooden pallets, oil and oil filters. These items will be put in a separate location from the rest of the solid waste and later

transferred. Residents will be charged $1.50 per 100 pounds of wooden pallets and $30 per ton. “We had to do that to meet our end,� Nance said. “We have to actually pay to have a private vendor come and grind the pallets up.� Additionally, collection sites take plastic bottles, oil and oil filters. Monroe residents can also use the city’s curbside recycling program to dispose of plastic bottles. Monroe’s Operation Center, at 2401 Walkup Ave., accepts used motor oil and oil filters between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Nance acknowledged the problem of enforcing

the ban. “We don’t have the manpower to open up each individual household bag,� she said. To combat that problem, some municipalities require residents use clear plastic bags. Instead, Nance said, the city will focus on bigger players, like businesses. “It’s mainly about public information and getting people to think about recycling,� Nance said. A large percentage of the trash that Union County residents throw away can be recycled, said Solid Waste Director Mark Tye. In a typical load of residential garbage, 22 percent is plastic, 15 percent is paper or cardboard and 6 percent

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charge and Davis will have a felony embezzlement conviction on his permanent record. “He just fell into temptation that proved too great for him,� said Davis’ attorney, Harry Crow. “He has pleaded guilty to a felony and that is a significant punishment already.� Derenge said she was more concerned that the money be returned. “It’s terribly critical that he should pay the money back,� she said. “It will

bring some closure to all of us.� The FOP is raising money for a memorial, but money for it was in a separate account which Davis did not access. Still, Derenge said the FOP has not done fundraisers “because we were waiting and wanted this settled and wanted a higher standard put in place so this wouldn’t happen again,� she said. “I feel like he broke my trust personally. I took it very personally.�

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Using alternatives to sugar, flour meal. Slowly mix dry ingredients into creamed mixture. Stir in chips. Chill until firm. 4. Scoop tablespoonsize balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet, allowing room for cookies to spread. Bake 7 to 10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool on wire rack. Makes 5 to 6 dozen cookies. . Gingerbread Spice Muffins Recipe from Jennifer Steele, adapted from Deceptively Delicious (Collins Living, 2007) by Jessica Seinfeld. 1 cup whole-wheat flour 1 cup spelt flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon cinnamon Ÿ teaspoon ground cloves Ÿ teaspoon allspice Ÿ teaspoon salt ž cup firmly packed light or dark brown sugar Ÿ cup canola or vegetable oil (or Smart Balance blended oil) 1 large egg 1 cup broccoli puree (See Note)

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½ cup carrot puree (See Note) ½ cup nonfat plain (or vanilla) yogurt Âź cup molasses 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1 tablespoon grated orange zest 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease mini-muffin tins or line with paper liners. 2. In a bowl or resealable bag, mix the flours, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, allspice and salt. 3. In another bowl, beat sugars, oil and egg with electric beater until smooth. Then add veggie purees, yogurt, molasses, vanilla and orange zest, slowly mixing as you go. Slowly add in flour mixture until smooth. 4. Pour into prepared tins. Bake until it rises in middle, top springs back to touch or toothpick inserted comes out clean, 12 to 15 minutes. Keep an eye on your first batch and then youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have a better idea. Watch carefully to avoid overbaking. Cool on wire rack. Makes 5 to 6 dozen.

Big changes in life often have a ripple effect, creating many small changes -- sometimes in unexpected ways. So it is with Jennifer Steele. She has developed recipes for cookies, muffins and other goodies that get rid of refined sugar and refined flour, and significantly increase the amount of whole grains and nutrients. Two experiences led Steele to rethink baked goods. The first was the 10 years that she spent in the Dominican Republic. Steele and her husband, Scott, worked with Young Life, a missionary organization that focuses on adolescents. The coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two children, Ellie, 9, and Perk, 8, were born there. And it was in the Dominican Republic that Jennifer Steele gained a deep appreciation for whole, fresh foods. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The banana right off the tree tastes so good,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bananas here, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just not the same.â&#x20AC;? Also, because proSugar, which comes from cane like this, is not the only option to consider when cessed foods were choosing a sweetener for your recipes. imported and expensive, she found herself RECIPES nilla extract you eat well most of the cooking from scratch. Breakfast Cookie 2 eggs time, I think it frees you The second significant Recipe from Jennifer 1 Âź cups spelt flour up so youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re body is betexperience was her sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Steele. If desired, these ž cup wholeter equipped to handle diagnosis of mild to can be frozen before bakwheat flour the bad stuff,â&#x20AC;? she said. moderate autism. That ing. To do so, scoop them 1 teaspoon baking soda â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to be a prompted the Steeles to into balls as directed. ½ teaspoon salt fanatic. The point is to return to Winston-Salem Then place balls on a Âź cup oat bran give your body the best in 2003 to get Perk the baking sheet lined with 3 individual (singlenutrition you can. therapy he needed. wax paper and freeze serving) packages â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think we have no As Steele learned until hard. Once frozen, instant maple oatmeal idea of the long-term about autism, she found roll up the wax paper so 1 12-ounce bag consequences of these that many parents put the cookie dough balls chocolate chips pesticides or preservatheir autistic kids on donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t touch each other 1. Heat oven to tives. Why is autism on a diet free of casein, and keep in a resealable 350 degrees. the rise? If you look at a protein in milk, and freezer bag. They can go 2. In an electric mixer, Amish communities free of gluten, a protein straight into the oven fro- cream flaxseed, but(where they eat little or in wheat, oats, barley zen, but may take a minter, brown sugar and no processed food), they and rye. It is said to raw evaporated cane donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have that rise. What ute or two longer to cook. help some children deal ž cup ground flaxseed sugar. Add vanilla is it? I feel like there is with the disease, so she ž cup 50/50 buttery and eggs; beat well. a genetic component, put Perk on the diet. spread (such as Smart 3. In a separate bowl, but I feel like there are After four months, Balance) or butter stir together the flours, also environmental though, the Steeles ž cup brown sugar baking soda, salt, oat factors. I think what decided that the diet ½ cup raw evapobran and instant oatwe put in our bodies is didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help Perk. rated cane sugar more important to our â&#x20AC;&#x153;But it opened our 2 teaspoons vahealth than we know.â&#x20AC;? eyes to all the stuff thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in even a loaf of bread, something that you think is just yeast, flour, water, NEW /WNERSHIPsNEW -ANAGEMENTsNEW Attitude! salt and little sugar,â&#x20AC;? Steele said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re QUALITY OIL From just much more aware.â&#x20AC;? CHANGE & LUBE The Steeles no longer With the coupon Includes 17 Point eat a diet thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s glutenExpires 10/15/09 Inspection or casein-free. But the experience did push MILITARY ).$)!.42!),s(704) 882-2233 them to re-examine what DISCOUNTS 310 Unionville Indian Trail Rd. W. AVAILA they eat -- and to try (Next Door to Subway) Call Center foBLE r details! to eat as many whole, (OURS- &AM PM 3ATAM PMs!PPTS!VAILABLE unprocessed and nutri*Most vehicles. Some vans, pick-ups, transverse & hard to tune engines additional. Some manufacturer specified fluids additional. Call your center for pricing & details. Shop supply surcharge & environmental fees may apply to some services. tious foods as possible. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I decided I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really want food made with things whose names I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pronounce,â&#x20AC;? Steele said. She admits that part of her decision was based

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New Salem celebrates American Spirit Day NEW SALEM New Salem Elementary School, with the help of Piedmont High School, was one of many UCPS schools to honor and celebrate America during Constitution Week, which ended Sept. 23, 2009. The students and staff of New Salem Elementary donned their patriotic colors on Sept. 17, as the school celebrated American Spirit Day and honored the memory of those who perished in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks

Salem, led the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States flag. A small ensemble from Piedmont High performed the national anthem before a packed auditorium of students, teachers and parents. The New Salem fifthgrade chorus sang “God Bless America,” while fifth-grade AIG students recited the preamble to the Constitution from memory. At the conclusion of the program, the entire stu-

on America. The day started with an assembly program, which began with a moment of silence for those who lost their lives on Sept 11, 2001. This was followed by the presentation of the colors by the Piedmont High School’s Junior ROTC. The JROTC also demonstrated its technical skills by presenting a drill routine that it will take to state competition in a few months. Garrett Helms, a fifthgrade student at New

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WHO’S NEWS Pedemonte’s hat trick leads WHS

WEDDINGTON — Mike Pedemonte scored three goals to lead the Warriors to a 13-0 home win over Anson County. Kienan Wetstone and Chip McGee added two goals apiece for WHS, which improved to 5-3-3 overall and 2-0 in the Southern Carolina Conference. The Warriors play at Porter Ridge on Thursday starting at 6:30 p.m.

Panthers improve to 4-1 in league play

MONROE —The Piedmont High girls tennis team improved to 5-3 overall and 4-1 in the Rocky River Conference with an easy 8-1 road win over Central Academy on Tuesday. The Panthers are back in action at Marvin Ridge today starting at 4 p.m. Following are the results from Monday’s match:

Piedmont 8, CATA 1 Singles

No. 1 Courtney Hall (Pm) def. Mary Rogers 6-3, 6-1 No. 2 Jessica Cope (Pm) def. Jody Griffin 6-4, 6-2 No. 3 Emily Briggs (Pm) def. Savannah Newton 6-1, 6-3 No. 4 Amber Kelly (Pm) def. Annie Neese 6-1, 6-2 No. 5 Morgan Carriker (Pm) def. Carly Moore 6-0, 6-0 No. 6 Edy Kemo (Pm) def. Holly Hughlett 6-1, 6-1

Doubles No. 1 Hall/Briggs (Pm) def. Rogers/ Griffin 8-3 No. 2 Newton/Hughlett (CA) def. Alyssa McLamb/Meg Petrick 9-8 (7-1) No. 3 Hannah Venn/Carriker (Pm) def. Neese/Moore 8-3

USC back still critical but could have died

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California tailback Stafon Johnson probably wouldn’t have survived his weightlifting accident without his muscular athlete’s neck, which helped maintain his airway when a weight bar crashed down on it, a doctor said Tuesday. JOHNSON Johnson could communicate non-verbally with his family members and teammates on Tuesday morning, less than 24 hours after his benchpressing accident in the Trojans’ weight room. The bar crushed his neck and larynx, which required seven hours of surgery. Johnson’s fitness helped him survive, said Dr. Gudata Hinika, the trauma medical director at California Hospital Medical Center. Johnson is unlikely to play again for USC, but coach Pete Carroll is grateful for his improved health. “He’s not talking, but he was doing his wave and writing,” Carroll said. “It’s very uplifting for his mom and his family and all the guys who got a chance to go down there.” Hinika said Johnson is recovering well and is in stable condition. Johnson, who was taken away from USC’s campus wearing a neck brace, woke up Tuesday morning after undergoing an emergency tracheotomy, followed by reconstructive surgery. Johnson’s mother, Kim Mallory, happened to be working at the same downtown Los Angeles hospital where her son was transported Monday. It’s unclear when Johnson will be able to speak again, but he’s expected to fully recover. The news was greeted with sighs of relief at USC’s Heritage Hall, where the seventh-ranked Trojans gathered before Tuesday’s practice in preparation for Saturday’s key game at No. 24 California. “We’re connected. This is a very tight program and a very tight team,” Carroll said. “Stafon has been a spiritual leader and a leader on the field for a long time here. We’re going to do everything we can to support him and his family. This morning, everyone has been encouraged.”

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Critical loss Atlanta’s win streak ends, playoff hopes take hit 2B Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Section B

Risher’s two goals help MR pull away in second half from staff reports

INDIAN TRAIL Marvin Ridge flurried with three goals in a span of four minutes early in the second half to break a 1-all tie in a 4-1 road win over Sun Valley on Tuesday. Michael Flynt scored at the 13-minute mark on a

B oys S occer cross from Zach Young, and the score held until halftime. The Spartans tied the game on a penalty kick by Drew Gallowitch. But the Spartans quickly

responded, with senior Matt Risher scoring twice in a matter of a minute. Risher’s first goal came off a free kick by Cole Patterson. Risher, who is 6-foot2, finished with a header. Roughly one minute later, Risher struck again, this time off a Kyle Parker assist that made it 3-1.

Marvin Ridge put the game away when Parker added an insurance goal with just 10 minutes expired in the second half. The Mavericks improved to 2-0 in the Southern Carolina Conference and 8-2-1 overall. They play at home on Thursday against Anson County starting at 6 p.m

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Mavs sweep SV

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Spurgeon, Sunseri combine for 21 kills

Jerry Snow E-J Sports Editor

By David Sentendrey

E-J Correspondent

7, maybe 8 teams from UC appear headed for playoffs We’ve reached the midway point of the regular season for football in Union County. Here’s a look ahead at the second half and some of the critical matchups when it comes to playoff aspirations. Two Union County teams have already locked up postseason bids — Monroe and Marvin Ridge are both 6-0, and five wins seems to be the magic number since the playoff field was doubled in 2002. Some teams will reach the playoffs with four wins, but five guarantees it. So who else can count on postseason participation? Forest Hills and Sun Valley are safe bets. The Yellow Jackets are 4-2 and still have a couple guaranteed wins on the schedule. The Jackets should be 8-2 on Nov. 6 when they travel to face archrival Monroe in what is shaping up as the championship

E-J staff photo by Ed Cottingham

Marvin Ridge junior Jacqui Spurgeon (7) had 14 kills and two blocks to lead her team past SV.

See PLAYOFFS / Page 8B

MARVIN The Marvin Ridge volleyball team served up a 3-0 defeat to Sun Valley on Tuesday. The Mavericks are now 9-5 overall and 6-1 in the Southern Carolina 3A/4A Conference with their sole loss coming against conference leader Weddington. After winning the first set 25-8 and the second 25-11, the Mavericks were tested by the Spartans early in the third set, trailing 6-5, but finished strong, 25-17. Junior Jacqui Spurgeon led the Mavericks with 14 kills and two blocks. “[Spurgeon] loves the sport, she aspires to play in college … she’s always looking for ways she can improve,” Mavs coach Brook Sandburg said. “She’s going to be a senior next year and she’s probably going to dominate this area for the most part.” Sophomore Ashlyn Sunseri added seven kills and two digs while the Mavericks received help from two freshmen – Amanda Hampton, who recorded 10 digs and two assists, and Olivia Smiarowski, who scorched seven kills. Sophomore Brooke Soldo had a strong outing for the Mavericks in limited playing time; Soldo is recovering from an ankle injury. Soldo is not quite the tallest player on the court, but has quick feet and tremendous leaping ability – enabling her to work for kills when set up with a good pass.

See MAVERICKS / Page 2B

Pirates’ quest for playoff berth led by defense By JERRY SNOW

E-J Sports Editor

MONROE If Porter Ridge High makes the football playoffs for the first time in the school’s fiveyear history, the defense will be the biggest reason why. The Pirates enter their bye week with a 4-2 record and eyes on the postseason, as well as a winning record. PR’s 3-8 record last season was its best ever.

Porter Ridge’s defense has recorded 18 takeaways, for an average of three per game, and has converted four of them into defensive touchdowns. Junior linebacker Jon Bryant and junior end Aaron Johnson led the Pirates’ defensive effort in last Friday’s 14-6 home win over Central Cabarrus. Bryant finished with 10 tackles, including three for loss, and a sack. Bryant now has 32

returned 8 yards for a touchdown. Johnson has forced two fumbles that have been returned for TDs this season, and has accumulated 28 tackles. Johnson’s five sacks and six QB pressures both lead the team. Junior linebacker Zach Bevington had nine tackles in last week’s win and now has a teambest 35 tackles on the season.

tackles on the season, which shares second place on the team. Johnson also had 10 tackles, including a sack and a forced fumble that was BRYANT picked up by teammate Christian Hart and

See PIRATES / Page 8B

Union Co.’s 2009 Yardage Leaders Through Week 6 (out of 12)

Passing Name, Yr. (School) G Com. Att. TD Int Yds YPG Ryan Smith, So. (SV) 5 77 122 8 3 935 187.0 Anthony Boone, Sr. (W) 5 39 75 9 2 755 151.0 Maurice Leak, Sr. (Pw) 6 38 79 9 1 740 123.3 Jalen Sowell, Jr. (Mon.) 6 38 74 14 6 719 119.8 Sawyer Baucom, Fr. (Pm) 4 23 34 5 1 439 109.8 Lee McNeill, So. (PR) 6 48 108 4 5 593 98.8

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Sun Valley QB Ryan Smith (5) already has 935 passing yards in five games. At his current pace, Smith would become the fifth player in Union County history to throw for at least 2,000 yards in the regular season — and the first sophomore to ever do it.

Smith on pace for historic numbers BY JUSTIN MURDOCK

E-J Sports Writer

MONROE Sun Valley quarterback Ryan Smith is just in his first year as a starting quarterback at the varsity level, but he’s got a chance to enter Union County’s record books by season’s end. Smith is on pace to become the first sophomore in the history of Union County football to pass for more than 2,000 yards in a single season. Through the Spartans’ first five games, Smith is 77-of-122 for 935 yards

with eight touchdowns and three interceptions. If Smith can keep up his countyleading average of 187.0 passing yards per game over Sun Valley’s last six contests, he would finish with 2,057 yards for the regular season. Only four other players in the history of the county have surpassed 2,000 passing yards in a season. Former Sun Valley standout Andy Capone is the only player to do it twice.

See HISTORIC / Page 2B

Name, Yr. (School) G KJ Brent, Jr. (MR) 6 Jamison Crowder, Jr. (M) 6 Marcus Leak, Jr. (Pw) 6 Andre McManus, Sr. (SV) 5 Jody Fuller, So. (SV) 5 Brian Lattimore, So. (Cuth) 5 Cody Haverland, Jr. (W) 5 Cameron Leviner, Jr. (Pm) 6 Dustin Cook, Sr. (SV) 5 Rad Crowell, Sr. (PR) 6

Rec Yds. 23 406 18 361 14 356 21 262 14 217 11 216 9 212 10 225 20 175 13 198

RPG YPG 3.8 67.7 3.0 60.2 2.3 59.3 4.2 52.4 2.8 43.4 2.2 43.2 1.8 42.4 1.7 37.5 4.0 35.0 2.2 33.0

Rushing Player, Yr. (School) G Juanne Blount, Sr. (FH) 6 Shamiir Hailey, Sr. (M) 6 Kemp Lotharp, Sr. (Pw) 4 Steven Miller, Sr. (Pm) 4 Brandon Little, So. (W) 5 M. Blackburn, So. (CA) 5 Rasheed Rushing, Fr. (UA) 5 Charvis Barrino, Sr. (CA) 5 Kolly Ogar, Jr. (MR) 6 Tyree Drakeford, So. (UA) 5

A Yds YPC YPG 98 916 9.3 152.7 81 824 10.2 137.3 62 528 8.5 132.0 81 440 5.4 110.0 63 467 7.4 93.4 102 427 4.2 85.4 52 422 8.1 84.4 94 420 4.5 84.0 49 471 9.6 78.5 71 340 4.8 68.0


2B / Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Enquirer-Journal

Marlins hand Braves 5-4 loss left. Chris Coghlan had three hits and scored twice for the Marlins, who had last three of four. Florida would be eliminated from playoff contention if the Rockies beat Milwaukee later Tuesday. Cameron Maybin’s tworun homer gave the Marlins

ATLANTA (AP) — Jorge Cantu hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the seventh and the Florida Marlins damaged Atlanta’s playoff hopes, winning 5-4 Tuesday night to snap the Braves’ sevengame winning streak. Atlanta, which had won eight of 10 and 15 of 17, began the night two games behind NL wild card-leading Colorado with six games

Historic Continued from Page 1B Capone passed for 2,137 yards in 2008 after throwing for 2,008 yards the year before. In 2005, Monroe’s Antwone Clyburn threw for 2,278 yards, which currently stands as the UC record for the regular season. Piedmont High’s Trey Lee threw for 2,128 yards in 2003 while former Forest Hills QB Terrell Benson went for 2,031 yards during the 2004 season.

Blount nearing 1,000

Forest Hills High senior quarterback Juanne Blount needs just 84 yards to

Mavericks Continued from Page 1B “Brooke is a very strong individual,” Sandburg said. “She works hard and does a lot of good things – positive things for us. “She stays after to get her hitting in, it’s very good to see.” The Mavericks have only one

a 4-1 lead in the fifth inning but Matt Diaz hit a tying three-run drive in the sixth for the Braves. Florida went ahead for good in the seventh. Coghlan led off with a double and advanced on Maybin’s sacrifice. Hanley Ramirez was intentionally walked before Cantu’s hit gave the

reach 1,000 rushing yards for the season. He’ll have a chance to do it on Friday when the Yellow Jackets host West Stanly. Blount ran for 216 yards and four touchdowns on just 14 carries in last Friday’s BLOUNT win over Piedmont to take over the top spot in the county’s rushing leaders. Through six games, Blount currently leads Monroe senior tailback Shamiir Hailey by 15.4 rushing yards per contest. As a junior in 2008, Blount rushed for a UC-best 1,579 yards in 11 regular season games.

senior this season. Their biggest disadvantage may be their lack of experience and size, but their roster is heavy with aggressive hitters – maybe even sometimes too aggressive. Too often, Marvin Ridge lacks quality passing and proper sets for kills. A poor set often leads to a hit into the into the net or a ball that sails out of bounds. If the Mavericks can control their passes and put the ball in

Marlins the lead.

Today Women’s College Soccer St. Andrews Presbyterian at Wingate, 4 p.m.

Yankees 4, Royals 3. NEW YORK — A.J. Burnett pitched well in an encouraging playoff tuneup and the New York Yankees rallied for two runs in the ninth inning, beating the Kansas City Royals 4-3 Tuesday night for their seventh straight victory.

Odds and ends ...

... Sun Valley is the only team in the county that has two players with at least 20 catches on the season, and the Spartans have played one less game than most (five). Senior wideout Andre McManus has 21 grabs while senior Dustin Cook is just behind with 20 catches. Marvin Ridge junior KJ Brent leads UC with 23 receptions in six games. ... Monroe’s Hailey is the only tailback in the county averaging more than 10 yards per carry. Hailey has 81 rushing attempts for 824 yards. ... After throwing for four scores last Friday, Monroe junior quarterback Jalen Sowell now has a county-high 14 passing TDs on the season. Weddington senior Anthony Boone and Parkwood senior Maurice Leak both have nine.

place where hitters like Spurgeon can come down hard on the ball, then their chances of competing with conference leader Weddington improves greatly. “With this team being so young we still have a lot of girls that need more reps in,” Sandburg said. “When you get more reps in and you get more chances to terminate the ball, you’re going to learn to adjust to the sets regardless of height, off the

Local Events Men’s College Soccer Catawba at Wingate, 7 p.m. High School Boys Soccer Berry Academy at Piedmont, 6 p.m. North Stanly at Central Academy, 6 p.m. West Stanly at Union Academy, 6 p.m. Cuthbertson at Forest Hills, 6 p.m. High School Girls Tennis Porter Ridge at Weddington, 4 p.m. Piedmont at Marvin Ridge, 4 p.m. Cuthbertson at Union Academy, 4:30 p.m. High School Volleyball Piedmont at Cuthbertson, 4:30 p.m. Forest Hills at Monroe, 6 p.m.

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net, close to the net – whatever it is. “It’s such a tough game because timing is key, in everything. Timing is key in passing, hitting, serving – everything.” With three matches remaining, Marvin Ridge is fighting with Weddington for the top seed in conference. The Mavericks’ 3-0 loss to the Warriors on Sept. 22 failed to address how close the game actual-

ly was – only a total of 10 points separated the two teams. “A missed serve, an error, a missed hit – that puts us back into that match instead of losing hit,” Sandburg said. “We didn’t get blown out, but we did make some minor mistakes that if we can tweak them up a little bit, we have a good chance at taking games away from them.” The Mavericks will host the Warriors on Oct. 8.

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x-clinched playoff berth y-clinched division AMERICAN LEAGUE Monday’s Games Chicago White Sox 6, Cleveland 1 N.Y. Yankees 8, Kansas City 2 Minnesota at Detroit, ppd., rain Tampa Bay 7, Baltimore 6 Toronto 11, Boston 5, 7 innings L.A. Angels 11, Texas 0 Tuesday’s Games Minnesota 3, Detroit 2, 10 innings, 1st game N.Y. Yankees 4, Kansas City 3 Detroit 6, Minnesota 5, 2nd game Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, ppd., rain Tampa Bay 3, Baltimore 1 Toronto 8, Boston 7 Texas at L.A. Angels, late Oakland at Seattle, late Today’s Games Chicago White Sox (C.Torres 1-1) at Cleveland (Carmona 4-12), 4:05 p.m., 1st game Kansas City (Tejeda 4-2) at N.Y. Yankees (Chamberlain 9-6), 7:05 p.m. Minnesota (Pavano 13-11) at Detroit (Bonine 0-1), 7:05 p.m. Baltimore (Da.Hernandez 4-9) at Tampa Bay (J.Shields 10-12), 7:08 p.m. Toronto (Halladay 16-10) at Boston (Wakefield 11-4), 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 12-10) at Cleveland (Masterson 4-9), 7:35 p.m., 2nd game Texas (Holland 8-12) at L.A. Angels (Jer.Weaver 15-8), 10:05 p.m. Oakland (Mortensen 2-3) at Seattle (Morrow 1-4), 10:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Minnesota at Detroit, 1:05 p.m. Texas at L.A. Angels, 6:05 p.m.

Houston at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m.

Baltimore at Tampa Bay, 7:08 p.m. Cleveland at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Monday’s Games Pittsburgh 11, L.A. Dodgers 1 Houston 8, Philadelphia 2 Washington 2, N.Y. Mets 1 Atlanta 4, Florida 0 Tuesday’s Games Philadelphia 7, Houston 4 Washington 4, N.Y. Mets 3 Florida 5, Atlanta 4 Cincinnati 7, St. Louis 2 Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, late Milwaukee at Colorado, late L.A. Dodgers at San Diego, late Arizona at San Francisco, late Today’s Games Pittsburgh (Morton 4-9) at Chicago Cubs (Lilly 12-8), 2:05 p.m., 1st game N.Y. Mets (Redding 3-6) at Washington (Lannan 9-13), 4:35 p.m. Houston (Moehler 8-11) at Philadelphia (P.Martinez 5-1), 7:05 p.m. Florida (Nolasco 12-9) at Atlanta (J. Vazquez 15-9), 7:10 p.m. St. Louis (Smoltz 1-2) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 14-13), 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Karstens 3-5) at Chicago Cubs (Zambrano 9-6), 8:05 p.m., 2nd game Milwaukee (Suppan 7-11) at Colorado (Hammel 9-8), 8:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Garland 11-12) at San Diego (Cl.Richard 4-2), 10:05 p.m. Arizona (Mulvey 0-2) at San Francisco (Penny 3-1), 10:15 p.m. Thursday’s Games St. Louis at Cincinnati, 12:35 p.m. Milwaukee at Colorado, 3:10 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 3:45 p.m.

Jan. 8-11 — Mercedes-Benz Championship (Geoff Ogilvy) Jan. 15-18 — Sony Open in Hawaii (Zach Johnson) Jan. 21-25 — Bob Hope Chrysler Classic (Pat Perez) Jan. 29-Feb. 1 — FBR Open (Kenny Perry) Feb. 5-8 — Buick Invitational (Nick Watney) Feb. 12-15 — AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (Dustin Johnson) Feb. 19-22 — Northern Trust Open (Phil Mickelson) Feb. 25-March 1 — WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship (Geoff Ogilvy) Feb. 25-March 1 — Mayakoba Golf Classic (Mark Wilson) March 5-8 — The Honda Classic (Y.E. Yang) March 12-15 — WGC-CA Championship, (Phil Mickelson) March 12-15 — Puerto Rico Open (Michael Bradley) March 19-22 — Transitions Championship (Retief Goosen) March 26-29 — Arnold Palmer Invitational (Tiger Woods) April 2-5 — Shell Houston Open (Paul Casey) April 9-12 — The Masters (Angel Cabrera) April 16-19 — Verizon Heritage (Brian Gay) April 23-26 — Zurich Classic of New Orleans (Jerry Kelly) April 30-May 3 — Quail Hollow Championship (Sean O’Hair) May 7-10 — The Players Championship (Henrik Stenson) May 14-17 — Valero Texas Open (Zach Johnson) May 21-24 — HP Byron Nelson Championship (Rory Sabbatini) May 28-31 — Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial (Steve Stricker) June 4-7 — The Memorial Tournament (Tiger Woods) June 11-14 — Stanford St. Jude Championship (Brian Gay) June 18-21 U.S. Open (Lucas Glover) June 25-28 — Travelers Championship (Kenny Perry) July 2-5 — AT&T National (Tiger Woods) July 9-12 — John Deere Classic (Steve Stricker) July 16-19 — The Open Championship (Stewart Cink) July 16-19 — U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee (Bo Van Pelt) July 23-27 — RBC Canadian Open (Nathan Green) July 30-Aug. 2 — Buick Open (Tiger Woods) Aug. 6-9 — WGC-Bridgestone Invitational (Tiger Woods) Aug. 6-9 — Legends Reno-Tahoe Open (John Rollins) Aug. 13-16 — PGA Championship (Y.E. Yang) Aug. 20-23 — Wyndham Championship (Ryan Moore) Aug. 27-30 — The Barclays (Heath Slocum) Sept. 4-7 — Deutsche Bank Championship (Steve Stricker) Sept. 10-13 — BMW Championship (Tiger Woods) Sept. 24-27 — The Tour Championship (Phil Mickelson) Oct. 1-4 — Turning Stone Restort Chamnpionship, Atunyote GC at Turning Stone Resort, Verona, N.Y. Oct. 8-11 — The Presidents Cup, Harding Park GC, San Francisco Oct. 15-18 — Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas Oct. 22-25 — Frys.com Open, Grayhawk GC, Scottlsdale, Ariz. Oct. 29-Nov. 1 — Viking Classic, Annandale GC, Madison, Miss. Nov. 12-15 — Children’s Miracle Network Classic, Walt Disney World Resort (Magnolia Course, Palm Course), Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Pro football NFL Standings All Times EDT

AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA N.Y. Jets 3 0 0 1.000 64 33 N. England 2 1 0 .667 60 50

Buffalo Miami

1 2 0 3

0 .333 64 0 .000 43

72 69

W Indianapolis 3 Jacksonville 1 Houston 1 Tennessee 0

South L T Pct PF PA 0 0 1.000 72 45 2 0 .333 60 69 2 0 .333 65 86 3 0 .000 58 71

W Baltimore 3 Cincinnati 2 Pittsburgh 1 Cleveland 0

North L T Pct PF PA 0 0 1.000 103 53 1 0 .667 61 56 2 0 .333 47 50 3 0 .000 29 95

W Denver 3 San Diego 2 Oakland 1 Kansas City 0

West L T Pct PF PA 0 0 1.000 62 16 1 0 .667 73 64 2 0 .333 36 57 3 0 .000 48 85

NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA N.Y. Giants 3 0 0 1.000 80 48 Dallas 2 1 0 .667 86 61 Philadelphia 2 1 0 .667 94 72 Washington 1 2 0 .333 40 49 W N. Orleans 3 Atlanta 2 Carolina 0 Tampa Bay 0

South L T Pct PF PA 0 0 1.000 120 56 1 0 .667 57 53 3 0 .000 37 87 3 0 .000 41 91

Minnesota Green Bay Chicago Detroit

North L T Pct PF PA 0 0 1.000 88 57 1 0 .667 81 63 1 0 .667 57 54 2 0 .333 59 86

W 3 2 2 1

W S. Francisco 2 Seattle 1 Arizona 1 St. Louis 0

West L T 1 0 2 0 2 0 3 0

Pct PF PA .667 67 53 .333 57 48 .333 57 68 .000 24 73

Sunday’s Games Detroit 19, Washington 14 N.Y. Jets 24, Tennessee 17 Green Bay 36, St. Louis 17 Baltimore 34, Cleveland 3 Minnesota 27, San Francisco 24 Jacksonville 31, Houston 24 New England 26, Atlanta 10 N.Y. Giants 24, Tampa Bay 0 Philadelphia 34, Kansas City 14 Chicago 25, Seattle 19 New Orleans 27, Buffalo 7 San Diego 23, Miami 13 Denver 23, Oakland 3 Cincinnati 23, Pittsburgh 20 Indianapolis 31, Arizona 10 Monday’s Game Dallas 21, Carolina 7 Sunday, Oct. 4 Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m. Oakland at Houston, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Washington, 1 p.m. Seattle at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Baltimore at New England, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Miami, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Jets at New Orleans, 4:05 p.m. Dallas at Denver, 4:15 p.m. St. Louis at San Francisco, 4:15 p.m. San Diego at Pittsburgh, 8:20 p.m. Open: Arizona, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Carolina Monday, Oct. 5 Green Bay at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m.

College football College Football Schedule All Times EDT (Subject to change)

Today

SOUTH Hawaii (2-1) at Louisiana Tech (1-2), 8 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 1

EAST Colorado (1-2) at West Virginia (2-1), 7:30 p.m. SOUTH Southern Miss. (3-1) at UAB (1-3), 8 p.m. SOUTHWEST Alcorn St. (0-3) at Ark.-Pine Bluff (2-2), 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 2

SOUTH Pittsburgh (3-1) at Louisville (1-2), 8

p.m. FAR WEST Utah St. (1-2) at BYU (3-1), 9 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 3

EAST Florida St. (2-2) at Boston College (3-1), TBA Tulane (1-2) at Army (2-2), Noon Sacred Heart (0-3) at Cent. Connecticut St. (2-1), Noon South Florida (4-0) at Syracuse (2-2), Noon Lafayette (2-1) at Yale (1-1), Noon Rhode Island (1-2) at Brown (0-2), 12:30 p.m. Harvard (1-1) at Lehigh (0-3), 12:30 p.m. Wagner (2-2) at Bryant (2-1), 1 p.m. Georgetown, D.C. (0-4) at Bucknell (2-2), 1 p.m. Cornell (2-0) at Colgate (4-0), 1 p.m. Robert Morris (0-4) at Duquesne (1-3), 1 p.m. Old Dominion (3-1) at Fordham (0-3), 1 p.m. Campbell (1-2) at Marist (1-3), 1 p.m. Holy Cross (3-0) at Northeastern (0-4), 1 p.m. Albany, N.Y. (2-2) at St. Francis, Pa. (1-3), 1 p.m. Penn (0-2) at Dartmouth (0-2), 1:30 p.m. James Madison (2-1) at Hofstra (2-2), 3 p.m. Columbia (1-1) at Princeton (1-1), 3 p.m. Presbyterian (0-4) at Stony Brook (1-3), 3 p.m. Cent. Michigan (3-1) at Buffalo (1-3), 3:30 p.m. Air Force (3-1) at Navy (2-2), 3:30 p.m. New Hampshire (3-0) at Towson (1-2), 3:30 p.m. Delaware (2-2) at Maine (2-2), 6 p.m. William & Mary (4-0) at Villanova (4-0), 7 p.m. SOUTH Oklahoma (2-1) at Miami (2-1), TBA Virginia Tech (3-1) at Duke (2-2), Noon East Carolina (2-2) at Marshall (3-1), Noon Clemson (2-2) at Maryland (1-3), Noon Virginia (0-3) at North Carolina (3-1), Noon Alabama (4-0) at Kentucky (2-1), 12:21 p.m. Winston-Salem (0-4) at Howard (1-2), 1 p.m. Davidson (1-2) at Jacksonville (1-2), 1 p.m. Dayton (2-1) at Morehead St. (2-2), 1 p.m. Appalachian St. (1-2) at The Citadel (2-1), 1 p.m. Savannah St. (1-2) at Charleston Southern (1-3), 1:30 p.m. Gardner-Webb (2-1) at VMI (1-2), 1:30 p.m. Georgia Southern (2-2) at Wofford (1-3), 1:30 p.m. Tenn.-Martin (2-2) at Jacksonville St. (2-2), 2 p.m. Elon (3-1) at Furman (3-1), 3 p.m. Texas College (0-4) at MVSU (1-2), 3 p.m. W. Carolina (0-4) at Samford (2-2), 3 p.m. LSU (4-0) at Georgia (3-1), 3:30 p.m. Fla. International (0-3) at LouisianaMonroe (2-2), 3:30 p.m. Memphis (1-3) at UCF (2-2), 3:30 p.m. N.C. State (3-1) at Wake Forest (2-2), 3:30 p.m. Morgan St. (2-1) at Bethune-Cookman (0-3), 4 p.m. Wyoming (2-2) at Florida Atlantic (0-3), 4 p.m. N.C. Central (0-4) at N. Carolina A&T (2-2), 6 p.m. Southern U. (3-1) at Jackson St. (0-3), 7 p.m. W. Va. Wesleyan (1-3) at Liberty (2-2), 7 p.m. S. Carolina St. (3-0) at South Carolina (3-1), 7 p.m. SE Missouri (1-3) at Tennessee St. (1-3), 7 p.m. Mississippi (2-1) at Vanderbilt (2-2), 7 p.m. Georgia Tech (3-1) at Mississippi St. (2-2), 7:30 p.m. Auburn (4-0) at Tennessee (2-2), 7:45 p.m. Austin Peay (1-3) at Tennessee Tech (1-2), 8 p.m. MIDWEST Toledo (2-2) at Ball St. (0-4), Noon Arkansas St. (1-2) at Iowa (4-0), Noon Michigan (4-0) at Michigan St. (1-3), Noon Wisconsin (4-0) at Minnesota (3-1), Noon Northwestern (2-2) at Purdue (1-3), Noon San Diego (2-1) at Butler (4-0), 1 p.m. Temple (1-2) at E. Michigan (0-3), 1 p.m. Cincinnati (4-0) at Miami (Ohio) (0-4), 1 p.m. Valparaiso (1-2) at Drake (2-1), 2 p.m. Illinois St. (1-3) at N. Dakota St. (1-3), 2 p.m. E. Kentucky (2-1) at E. Illinois (4-0),

2:30 p.m. Kansas St. (2-2) at Iowa St. (3-1), 3 p.m. Penn St. (3-1) at Illinois (1-2), 3:30 p.m. W. Michigan (2-2) at N. Illinois (2-2), 3:30 p.m. Washington (2-2) at Notre Dame (3-1), 3:30 p.m. Ohio (2-2) at Bowling Green (1-3), 4 p.m. Alabama A&M (3-1) vs. Tuskegee (4-1) at Indianapolis, 4 p.m. South Dakota (3-1) at North Dakota (1-2), 5 p.m. Indiana St. (0-5) at N. Iowa (3-1), 5:05 p.m. Missouri St. (2-2) at Youngstown St. (3-1), 6 p.m. Ohio St. (3-1) at Indiana (3-1), 7 p.m. S. Illinois (2-1) at W. Illinois (1-2), 7:05 p.m. SOUTHWEST St. Joseph’s, Ind. (1-0) at Sam Houston St. (1-2), 3 p.m. New Mexico (0-4) at Texas Tech (2-2), 3:30 p.m. Kent St. (2-2) at Baylor (2-1), 7 p.m. Missouri S&T (0-4) at Cent. Arkansas (2-1), 7 p.m. Grambling St. (2-2) vs. Prairie View (1-1) at Dallas, 7 p.m. Tulsa (3-1) at Rice (0-4), 7:30 p.m. Arkansas (1-2) vs. Texas A&M (3-0) at Arlington, Texas, 7:30 p.m. SMU (2-1) at TCU (3-0), 8 p.m. Houston (3-0) at UTEP (1-3), 9 p.m. FAR WEST Texas St. (2-1) at S. Utah (1-3), 3 p.m. UCLA (3-0) at Stanford (3-1), 3:30 p.m. Montana St. (2-1) at Weber St. (2-2), 3:35 p.m. UNLV (2-2) at Nevada (0-3), 4:05 p.m. Sacramento St. (0-3) at Portland St. (1-3), 4:05 p.m. E. Washington (3-1) at Idaho St. (0-4), 5:35 p.m. N. Colorado (1-3) at N. Arizona (1-2), 6:05 p.m. Oregon St. (2-2) at Arizona St. (2-1), 7 p.m. UC Davis (1-2) at Boise St. (4-0), 8 p.m. Southern Cal (3-1) at California (3-1), 8 p.m. New Mexico St. (2-2) at San Diego St. (1-3), 8 p.m. S. Dakota St. (3-0) at Cal Poly (1-2), 9:05 p.m. Washington St. (1-3) at Oregon (3-1), 9:15 p.m. Colorado St. (3-1) at Idaho (3-1), 10:30 p.m.

Transactions Tuesday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL National League ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Promoted Ron Watermon to director of public relations and civic affairs and Melody Yount manager of media relations and new media. Named Chris Tunno media relations specialist and Jared Odom direct sales representative. FOOTBALL National Football League KANSAS CITY CHIEFS—Traded QB Tyler Thigpen to Miami for an undisclosed draft pick. HOCKEY National Hockey League COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Placed F Fredrik Modin on injured reserve. Placed LW Alexandre Picard and D Mathieu Roy on waivers for the purpose of assignment to Syracuse (AHL). Returned LW Matt Calvert to Brandon (WHL). Released D Martin Skoula. Signed D David Liffiton and D Dylan Reese and assigned them to Syracuse. NEW JERSEY DEVILS—Waived D Rob Davison, D Jay Leach and F Tim Sestito. OTTAWA SENATORS—Assigned LW/D Christoph Schubert and D Brian Lee to Binghamton (AHL). PHILADELPHIA FLYERS—Assigned F Jason Ward, F Lukas Kaspar, F David Laliberte and F Patrick Maroon to Adirondack (AHL). Returned D Joey Mormina on loan to Adirondack. Recalled G Johan Backlund from Adirondack. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Assigned F Adam Hall, F Ryan Craig and F Brandon Bochenski to Norfolk (AHL). VANCOUVER CANUCKS—Returned C Cody Hodgson to his junior team. Assigned G Cory Schneider and F Michael Grabner to Manitoba (AHL). SOCCER Women’s Professional Soccer BOSTON BREAKERS—Traded F Amy Rodriguez and the fifth overall pick in the 2010 draft to Philadelphia for the second and 11th overall picks in the 2010 draft. SKY BLUE FC—Named Pauliina Miettinen coach.


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Meaning of African-American reflects past, present DEAR ABBY: On July 23, “Wondering” asked why President Obama is considered to be African-American and you responded that the term “African-American” is used in this country as a label that describes skin color. However, in the U.S. the term is generally applied to black Americans of slave ancestry. Before the Civil War we were African-American slaves, not considered fully human by the U.S. Constitution. After the Civil War and the outlawing of slavery, former slaves gained citizenship through amendments to the Constitution but were not able to exercise the full rights of citizenship. Most former slaves wanted to just be “Americans” with all the rights and privileges associated with it -- but because of the color of their skin were discriminated against and given second-class citizenship. The term “African-Ameri-

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Dear Abby for identity by these new Amer-

icans, former slaves and their Columnist descendants. We were called by many names -- most of them negative, such as “Negro,” “Colored,” “African,” the infamous “N-word,” “Afro-American” and finally, “black.” All of these at one time we considered negative because they didn’t represent self-identification. The black power movement occurred when Black Americans changed the negative term “black” to the positive term “Black.” The musician James Brown coined the phrase, “Say It Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud.” Later other black folk began to adopt the term “African-American,” which brings

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Horoscopes Sept. 30, 2009

Dennis the Menace in the large scheme of things. Enjoy the day. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- If you put your mind to it, you can devise creative ways to generate extra funds -- as long as you’re willing to use both your brains and brawn. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -Put your present interests into high gear, and you’ll make more headway than you ever would have suspected. Don’t wait on others to open doors or blaze trails. Do things yourself. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Business opportunities won’t simply fall into your lap; you’ll be on your toes, ready to pounce at the first opening. You will make serious headway simply because of hard work. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -What makes you so successful is the realization that people don’t always make things happen; sometimes Lady Luck comes into play, which is likely to be the case at this time.

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To me, it was like it didn’t matter that his mother was white, he was raised by his grandmother who was white, and he is half-white. What I’m trying to say is, he’s a man of equal parts -- not all black. So why do African-Americans make it sound like he is of all black heritage? Isn’t he of white heritage also? A lot of my white friends feel the same way I do. -- NANCY G. IN CLEVELAND DEAR ABBY: Please inform “Wondering” that according to Webster’s Dictionary, President Obama is mulatto, which is a person who is a first-generation offspring of a black person and a white person. -- WILLIAM B., CLAYTON, N.J. DEAR ABBY: When living in America, I am called an African-American. If I move to Africa, would I be called an American-African? -- KENNETH F., SARALAND, ALA. DEAR ABBY: Many biracial children are considered to be

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MATTHEW S. CHENEY, Trustee(s), which was dated December 14, 2007 and recorded on December 17, 2007 in Book 04763 at Page 0310, 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, Trent M. Grissom, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Union County, North Carolina, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on October 16 at 10:00 a.m., 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 176 of Skyecroft Subdivision, as same is shown on Map thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet 1 at Pages 254 through 263 in the Union County, NC Public Registry. Property Address: 515 Meadowsweet Lane, Waxhaw, NC 28173. Being the same property conveyed to borrower herein by Deed recorded in Book 04763, Page 0308, Union County Registry. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 515 Meadowsweet Lane, Waxhaw, NC 28173. 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 Gary Wood Construction, Inc. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, EXCEPT IN THE INSTANCE OF BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN

DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. Dated this 18th day of September, 2009. Substitute Trustee Trent M. Grissom, NCSB No. 36785 Weaver, Bennett & Bland, P.A. P.O. Box 2570 Matthews, NC 28106-2570 Telephone: 704-844-1400 September 30, 2009 October 7, 2009

LEGAL AD Notice of Municipal and Mixed Beverage Election For the Town of Indian Trail Municipal Elections will be held on November 3, 2009 in Union County, North Carolina for the Town of Indian Trail. Voters will be voting on the Town Council and a Mixed Beverage Election. A Mixed Beverage Referendum: FOR or AGAINST (To permit the operation of ABC stores.), FOR or AGAINST (To permit the sale of mixed beverages in hotels, restaurants, private clubs, community theatres and convention centers. Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Absentee ballots are allowed. Requests for an absentee ballot must be made in writing and received in the Union County Board of Elections office by 5:00 p.m. on November 2, 2009. Absentee voting begins on October 5, 2009 and ends at 5:00 p.m. on November 2, 2009. The Board of Elections will meet on October 13, 20, October 27, and November 2, 2009 and other times as may be necessary for the purpose of approving absentee ballot applications. All residents of Union County who live in the Town of Indian Trail and who are registered to vote with the Union County Board of Elections may vote in this election. Voters who are previously registered need not re-register for this election. Those residents who are not registered to vote must register on or before October 9, 2009 in order to be eligible to vote in this election. Any voter who has moved since the last election must notify the Board of Elections in writing by October 9, 2009. A person may register at the Board of Elections Office at 316 B East Windsor St, all Union County Public Libraries, Town Halls, and a form is available on the Union County Board of Elections website at www.co.union.nc.us and mail to P.O. Box 1106, Monroe NC 28111. One-stop voting hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Saturday, October 31, 2009 will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. One-stop voting will be held in the Griffin Room located at 316 East Windsor St at the Union County Public Library beginning October 15, 2009 and ending on October 31, 2009. Persons wishing to register and vote after the registration deadline may appear in person at a one-stop absentee voting site, complete the voter registration application form and provide proof of residence by presenting valid documents showing current name and address. Canvass Day will be held at 11:00 a.m. in the Union County Board of Elections Office in Monroe on November 10, 2009. Per General Statute 163166.4. (a), (Buffer Zone concerning election day electioneering), county board of elections, shall, where practical, set the limit at 50 feet from the door of entrance to the voting place, measured when that door is closed, but in no event shall it set the limit at more than 50 feet or at less than 25 feet. (Buffer Zone) For additional information contact the Union County Board of Elections at 704283-3809. Bobby H. Griffin, Chairman Union County Board of Elections September 16,23,30, 2009 October 7, 2009 09 SP 914 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 JAMES FINK

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AND CYNTHIA D FINK to WILLIAM R ECHOLS, Trustee(s), which was dated December 21, 2005 and recorded on December 21, 2005 in Book 4019 at Page 549, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Union County, North Carolina, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on October 7, 2009 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: FIRST TRACT: BEING all of Lot 34 of BEECHWOOD SUBDIVISION, PHASE III, as shown on plat by F. Donald Lawrence & Associates, P.A., dated December 19, 1984, and recorded in Plat Cabinet B, File No. 165-A, in the office of the Register of Deeds for Union County. LESS AND EXCEPT FROM THE ABOVE-DESCRIBED PROPERTY THE FOLLOWING PARCEL DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING at an iron, the southwest corner of Lot No. 33 of Beechwood Subdivision, Phase III; and running thence South 66-3351 East 27.22 feet to a point in Lot NO. 34 of Beechwood Subdivision, Phase III; thence a new line, North 63-40-23 East 209.67 feet to a point at the terminus of Ryan Lane; thence along and with the southern line of Lot No. 33 of Beechwood Subdivision, Phase III, South 68-53-31 West 228.2 feet to the point and place of BEGINNING, containing 0.05 acre, more or less, per plat and survey of F. Donald Lawrence & Associates, P.A. dated January 15, 1985. Tax Parcel ID #06-210-054 SECOND TRACT: BEING all of Lot 35 of BEECHWOOD SUBDIVISION, PHASE III, as shown on plat by F. Donald Lawrence & Associates, P.A., dated December 19, 1984, and recorded in Plat Cabinet B, File No. 165-A, in the office of the Register of Deeds for Union County. Tax Parcel ID #06-210-055 Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 8915 Ryan Lane, & 2.35 Acres Adjacent to 8915 Ryan Lane, Marvin, 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 James Fink and wife, Cynthia D. Fink. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICA-

TION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, EXCEPT IN THE INSTANCE OF BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 09-10952-FC01 September 23, 30, 2009

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR BARTOW COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA KITTANA OWENSBY, Plaintiff CIVIL ACTION FILE NUMBER: vs. 09- CV- 3652 MARYBETH E. OWENSBY Defendant. TO: MARYBETH E. OWENSBY last known address: 8115 Poplar Grover Circle, Waxhaw, NC 28173 NOTICE OF SUMMONS You are hereby notified that the above-styled divorce action was filed against you in the Superior Court of Bartow County, Georgia on September 22, 2009 and that by reason of an order for service of summons by publication entered by the court on September 22, 2009, you are hereby commanded and required to file with the clerk of said court (Clerk of Superior Court, 135 West Cherokee Avenue, Cartersville, GA 30120; 770-3875025) and serve upon Neal Brunt, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 210 West Main Street, Cartersville, GA 30120 (770-3874500) an answer to the complaint within sixty (60) days of the date of the order for service by publication. If you fail to file an Answer, judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. A final hearing in this case is set for December 2, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. in the Superior Court of Bartow County, Georgia, 135 West Cherokee Avenue, Cartersville, GA 30120. Witness The Honorable D. Scott Smith, Judge of the Superior Court of Bartow County, Georgia this 22nd day of September, 2009. Clerk of Superior Court of Bartow County, Georgia Notice prepared by: Neal Brunt Brunt, & Hood, LLC 210 West Main Street Cartersville, GA 30120 (770) 387-4500 (770) 386-8585 (fax) September 30, 2009 October 7, 14, 21, 2009 NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA MECKLENBURG COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK NOTICE TO: Lindsey Louise Hiatt, whose last known address is 3704 Richardson Road, Trailer 10, Monroe, NC 28112. Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-entitled action. The nature of relief being sought is as follows: -That the defendant Lindsey Louise Hiatt was negligent and the Plaintiff is seeking all damages arising there from. You are required to make defense to such pleading no later than 40 days from publication date and upon your failure to do so the party seeking service against you will apply to the court for the relief sought. This the 28th day of September, 2009. Brooks Law Office Tamara W. Brooks Attorney for the Plaintiff 6729 Fairview Road, Suite E Charlotte, NC 28210 (704) 365-3873 State Bar No. 24139 Adverse Party Lindsey Louise Hiatt 3704 Richardson Road, Trailer 10 Monroe, NC 28112 September 30, 2009 October 7, 14, 2009 Lien Sale All About Storage 1669 Lynn Street Monroe NC 28110 704-289-8156 Oct 7th 10:00 AM Household Misc B04 James Rec Camps B05 Brandon McNeely B32 Julie Hunter C01 Greg Braswell C45 Martha Taylor D04 Brian Allen E17 Nathaniel Horton F06 Lisa Rodriguez F13 Fekecia Cuthbertson F16 Deloris Dassaro G05 Barry Watts-Covington M01 Michael Walters M10 Tina Brittle Immediately Following to 2205 Fowler Secrest Rd Monroe NC 28110 704-225-0555 A11 Carrie Zohn B01 Ronald Peak C07 Roberta Sanders C15 Latoya Perry E07 James Melton September 30, 2009 October 6, 2009


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INVITATION TO BID The City of Monroe, NC will receive bids for: Armory Renovation – Phase 2 (consisting of the renovation of the existing historic armory of approximately 8,565 square feet in size until 3:00 pm Daylight Savings Time on the 15th day of October, 2009 at the offices of the Architect 1208 Curtis Street, Monroe, NC at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids are invited upon the following items of work: Item 1: One Prime Contract for the complete construction. Contract Documents (including Drawings and Specifications) are on file at the offices of the City of Monroe Director of Parks and Recreation, 2325 Hanover Drive, Monroe, NC 28110; the office of the Architect: Cecil Hodge & Associates 1208 Curtis Street, Monroe, NC 28112, the Associated General Contractors Plan Room, Charlotte, NC; and Porter’s Printing. General Contractors interested in bidding may obtain copies of the Contract Documents by depositing $100.00 with the Architect for each set of documents so obtained. Sets may be purchased by subcontractors from the architect on a cost basis (non-refundable). Deposits will be refunded to bona fide bidders if the Contract Documents are returned in good condition within (10) days of bid opening. Cash, Cashier’s Check, or Certified Check payable to the order of the City of Monroe, or a satisfactory Bid Bond executed by the Bidder and an acceptable Surety in the amount equal to five (5%) percent of the total bid shall be submitted with each bid. Bid Security and its use shall conform to the requirements of the North Carolina General Statutes. The City of Monroe may retain the Bid Security of the lowest two or more bidders until an agreement is executed or proposals rejected. Other Bid Security will be returned only after the canvas and tabulation of proposals is completed. Bids shall be submitted in a two (2) envelope system. The outer envelope to be sealed and addressed to the Owner. The name, address and license number as well as type of contract shall be shown on the outside. On the inside of the outer envelope include the following: Bid Security, Certification of Receipt of Addenda (if applicable) written on Contractor’s letterhead, any modification of the Bid Amount, and a sealed second envelope containing the proposal (Bid Form). This second envelope shall be marked on the outside “Proposal” Sealed Bid for Armory Renovation – City of Monroe, NC. The City of Monroe, Monroe, NC reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any informalities in the bidding. Bids may be held by the City of Monroe, Monroe, NC for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days from the date of the opening of bids for the purpose of reviewing the bids and investigating the qualifications of bidders prior to awarding of the Contract. Progress payments will be made to Contractors on the basis of ninety percent (90%) of monthly “Application and Certificate for Payment” as approved by the Architect. Final payment will be made thirty (30) days after completion and acceptance of the work by the City of Monroe. All Bidders are hereby notified that they shall be properly licensed as required by the General Statues of the State of North Carolina. City of Monroe Monroe, NC Mike Courtney, Director of Parks & Recreation September 30, 2009

AGAINST (To permit the sale of mixed beverages in hotels, restaurants, private clubs, community theatres and convention centers. Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Absentee ballots are allowed. Requests for an absentee ballot must be made in writing and received in the Union County Board of Elections office by 5:00 p.m. on November 2, 2009. Absentee voting begins on October 5, 2009 and ends at 5:00 p.m. on November 2, 2009. The Board of Elections will meet on October 13, 20, October 27, and November 2, 2009 and other times as may be necessary for the purpose of approving absentee ballot applications. All residents of Union County who live in the Town of Waxhaw and who are registered to vote with the Union County Board of Elections may vote in this election. Voters who are previously registered need not re-register for this election. Those residents who are not registered to vote must register on or before October 9, 2009 in order to be eligible to vote in this election. Any voter who has moved since the last election must notify the Board of Elections in writing by October 9, 2009. A person may register at the Board of Elections Office at 316 B East Windsor St, all Union County Public Libraries, Town Halls, and a form is available on the Union County Board of Elections website at www.co.union.nc.us and mail to P.O. Box 1106, Monroe NC 28111. One-stop voting hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Saturday, October 31, 2009 will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. One-stop voting will be held in the Griffin Room located at 316 East Windsor St at the Union County Public Library beginning October 15, 2009 and ending on October 31, 2009. Persons wishing to register and vote after the registration deadline may appear in person at a one-stop absentee voting site, complete the voter registration application form and provide proof of residence by presenting valid documents showing current name and address. Canvass Day will be held at 11:00 a.m. in the Union County Board of Elections Office in Monroe on November 10, 2009. On August 18, 2009 the Union County Board of Elections adopted a resolution to permanently move the polling place for Precinct #20A Waxhaw VFD located at 115 East North Main St. to the New Waxhaw VFD located at 3500 Waxhaw Parkway. Per General Statute 163-166.4. (a), (Buffer Zone concerning election day electioneering), county board of elections, shall, where practical, set the limit at 50 feet from the door of entrance to the voting place, measured when that door is closed, but in no event shall it set the limit at more than 50 feet or at less than 25 feet. (Buffer Zone) For additional information contact the Union County Board of Elections at 704283-3809. Bobby H. Griffin, Chairman Union County Board of Elections September 16,23,30, 2009 October 7, 2009

FOR or AGAINST (To permit the sale of mixed beverages in hotels, restaurants, private clubs, community theatres and convention centers. Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Absentee ballots are allowed. Requests for an absentee ballot must be made in writing and received in the Union County Board of Elections office by 5:00 p.m. on November 2, 2009. Absentee voting begins on October 5, 2009 and ends at 5:00 p.m. on November 2, 2009. The Board of Elections will meet on October 13, 20, October 27, and November 2, 2009 and other times as may be necessary for the purpose of approving absentee ballot applications. All residents of Union County who live in the Town of Wingate and who are registered to vote with the Union County Board of Elections may vote in this election. Voters who are previously registered need not re-register for this election. Those residents who are not registered to vote must register on or before October 9, 2009 in order to be eligible to vote in this election. Any voter who has moved since the last election must notify the Board of Elections in writing by October 9, 2009. A person may register at the Board of Elections Office at 316 B East Windsor St, all Union County Public Libraries, Town Halls, and a form is available on the Union County Board of Elections website at www.co.union.nc.us and mail to P.O. Box 1106, Monroe NC 28111. One-stop voting hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Saturday, October 31, 2009 will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. One-stop voting will be held in the Griffin Room located at 316 East Windsor St at the Union County Public Library beginning October 15, 2009 and ending on October 31, 2009. Persons wishing to register and vote after the registration deadline may appear in person at a one-stop absentee voting site, complete the voter registration application form and provide proof of residence by presenting valid documents showing current name and address. Canvass Day will be held at 11:00 a.m. in the Union County Board of Elections Office in Monroe on November 10, 2009. On August 11, 2009 the Union County Board of Elections adopted a resolution regarding the temporary move of voters to alternate polling places. Voters who are assigned to Precinct #36, Crossroads AME Zion Church and in the municipality of Wingate will go to the Wingate Community Center located at 315 West Elm St in Wingate. (for this election only) Per General Statute 163-166.4. (a), (Buffer Zone concerning election day electioneering), county board of elections, shall, where practical, set the limit at 50 feet from the door of entrance to the voting place, measured when that door is closed, but in no event shall it set the limit at more than 50 feet or at less than 25 feet. (Buffer Zone) For additional information contact the Union County Board of Elections at 704283-3809. Bobby H. Griffin, Chairman Union County Board of Elections September 16,23,30, 2009 October 7, 2009

be incorrect and is stated hereby for informational and reference purposes only. The Substitute Trustee makes no certifications or warranties that said street address is accurate or correct. It is each potential bidder's duty to determine with his/her own title examination that said street address is correct and matches the above legal description. The above legal description describes the property being sold and shall be controlling. PRESENT RECORD OWNERS as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds not more than 10 days prior to posting the notice are Hope Mullis and Spouse, if any Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §4521.23. In the event that this sale is one of residential real property with less than 15 rental units, an order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to NCGS §45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court of the County in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. That upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of forty-five (45) cents per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308 (a)(1). This sale is also subject to any applicable county and/or state land transfer and/or revenue tax, and the successful third party bidder shall be required to make payment for such tax. The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS". Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the Deed of Trust/Security Instrument, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either Trustee of the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, encumbrances of record, including prior Deeds of Trust. The Substitute Trustee reserves the right to require a cash deposit or certified check made payable to the Substitute Trustee (no personal checks) for five percent (5%) of the purchase price or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, at the time of the sale. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all remaining amounts are due immediately. 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 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 declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, EXCEPT AS STATED BELOW IN THE INSTANCE OF BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This the 10th day of September, 2009. The Caudle Law Firm,P.A., Substitute Trustee David R. Caudle President &Attorney at Law State Bar Number 6075 2101 Rexford Road, Suite 165W Charlotte, North Carolina 28211 http:// www.caudlelawfirm.com 09-SP-1228 September 23, 30, 2009

cuted and delivered by Billy Thomas Keziah and wife, Patricia Diana Keziah, dated the 20th day of July, 2006, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Union County, North Carolina, in Book 4236 at Page 463 and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements therein contained and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale in the County Courthouse of Union County, in the city of Monroe, North Carolina, at 10:00 a.m. on the 1st day of October, 2009, all that certain parcel of land, more particularly described as follows: IMPROVEMENTS: House and lot/Condominium/or Lot LEGAL DESCRIPTION: BEING all of Lot 68 of WOODLEAF, as same is recorded on a map thereof located in Plat Cabinet F at Pages 916 and 917 of the Union County Public Registry. ADDITIONAL POSSIBLE STREET ADDRESS FOR REFERENCE PURPOSES ONLY: 4600 Waterbell Lane, Waxhaw, NC 28173 Notice & Disclaimer: The listed street address may be incorrect and is stated hereby for informational and reference purposes only. The Substitute Trustee makes no certifications or warranties that said street address is accurate or correct. It is each potential bidder's duty to determine with his/her own title examination that said street address is correct and matches the above legal description. The above legal description describes the property being sold and shall be controlling. PRESENT RECORD OWNERS as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds not more than 10 days prior to posting the notice are Billy Thomas Keziah and Patricia Diana Keziah Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §4521.23. In the event that this sale is one of residential real property with less than 15 rental units, an order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to NCGS §45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court of the County in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. That upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of forty-five (45) cents per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308 (a)(1). This sale is also subject to any applicable county and/or state land transfer and/or revenue tax, and the successful third party bidder shall be required to make payment for such tax. The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS". Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the Deed of Trust/Security Instrument, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either Trustee of the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, encumbrances of record, including prior Deeds of Trust. The Substitute Trustee reserves the right to require a cash deposit or certified check made payable to the Substitute Trustee (no personal checks) for five percent (5%) of the purchase price or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, at the time of the sale. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all remaining amounts are due immediately. 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 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 declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A

DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, EXCEPT AS STATED BELOW IN THE INSTANCE OF BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This the 10th day of September , 2009. The Caudle Law Firm PA Substitute Trustee David R. Caudle President &Attorney at Law State Bar Number 6075 2101 Rexford Road, Suite 165W Charlotte, North Carolina 28211 http:// www.caudlelawfirm.com 09-SP-1226 September 23, 30, 2009

4243 at Page 447 and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements therein contained and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale in the County Courthouse of Union County, in the city of Monroe, North Carolina, at 10:00 a.m. on the 1st day of October, 2009, all that certain parcel of land, more particularly described as follows: IMPROVEMENTS: House and lot/Condominium/or Lot LEGAL DESCRIPTION: BEGINNING at the point of the southeastern intersection of Boyte Street and Fairley Avenue and runs thence with the southern edge of Fairley Avenue, South 86 degrees East 145.00 feet to a stake in the western edge of an alley; thence with the western edge of said alley, South 3 degrees 45 minutes West 54.00 feet to the Northeast corner of Lot 23, in Block 6 of Vann Heights; thence with northern boundary of said Lot 23, North 86 degrees West 145.00 feet to a stake in the East edge of Boyte Street; thence with the East edge of said street, North 3 degrees 45 minutes East 54.00 feet to the BEGINNING, and being all of Lot 24 in Block 6 of the "Vann Heights" addition to the City of Monroe, and being the same property described in deed recorded in Book 199, at page 538 in the Union County Public Registry. See Deed recorded in Book 4243, Page 446, Union County Registry. ADDITIONAL POSSIBLE STREET ADDRESS FOR REFERENCE PURPOSES ONLY: 422 Boyte Street, Monroe, NC 28110 Notice & Disclaimer: The listed street address may be incorrect and is stated hereby for informational and reference purposes only. The Substitute Trustee makes no certifications or warranties that said street address is accurate or correct. It is each potential bidder's duty to determine with his/her own title examination that said street address is correct and matches the above legal description. The above legal description describes the property being sold and shall be controlling. PRESENT RECORD OWNERS as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds not more than 10 days prior to posting the notice are Mary H. McGriff and Cleatus McGriff Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §4521.23. In the event that this sale is one of residential real property with less than 15 rental units, an order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to NCGS §45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court of the County in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. That upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of forty-five (45) cents per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308 (a)(1). This sale is also subject to any applicable county and/or state land transfer and/or revenue tax, and the successful third party bidder shall be required to make payment for such tax. The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS". Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the Deed of Trust/Security Instrument, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either Trustee of the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, encumbrances of record, including prior Deeds of Trust. The Substitute Trustee reserves the right to require a cash deposit or certified check made payable to the Substitute Trustee (no personal checks) for five percent (5%) of the purchase price or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, at the time of the sale. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all remaining amounts are due immediately. 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 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 declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, EXCEPT AS STATED BELOW IN THE INSTANCE OF BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This the 10th day of September , 2009. The Caudle Law Firm P.A. Substitute Trustee David R. Caudle President &Attorney at Law State Bar Number 6075 2101 Rexford Road, Suite 165W Charlotte, North Carolina 28211 http:// www.caudlelawfirm.com 09-SP-1021 September 23, 30, 2009

NOTICE OF AN OPPORTUNITY FOR AN INFORMATIONAL PUBLIC MEETING ON THE PURCHASE AND OR USE OF PROPERTY FOR THE RESTORATION OF STREAM AND WETLANDS. Union County: Environmental Banc & Exchange, LLC proposes to use an approximately 17-acre tract of land in Union County, North Carolina. The purpose of acquiring this property is to provide mitigation for impacts to wetlands and streams that will result from existing or future development in this area. Anyone desiring that an informational public meeting be held for this proposed action may make such a request by registered letter to Environmental Banc & Exchange, LLC at 909 Capability Drive, Suite 3100, Raleigh, NC 27606. Request must be made by October 22, 2009. If additional information is required, please contact Norton Webster at 919-829-9909. The Ecosystem Enhancement Program reserves the right to determine if a public meeting will be held. September 23, 30, 2009 October 7, 14, 21, 2009 LEGAL AD Notice of Municipal and Malt Beverage / Mixed Beverage Election For the Town of Waxhaw Municipal Elections will be held on November 3, 2009 in Union County, North Carolina for the Town of Waxhaw. Voters will be voting on the Town Commissioners and a Malt Beverage / Mixed Beverage Election. A Malt Beverage Referendum: FOR or AGAINST (To permit “onpremises” and “off-premises” sale of malt beverages.), Mixed Beverage, Referendum: FOR or

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF UNION IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE# 9E0540 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 Robert E. Gregory aka Robert Eugene Gregory, deceased. This is to notify all persons having claims against said Estate to present them to the undersigned on or before the 11th day of January, 2010, or the same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate please make immediate payment. This 25th day of September, 2009. Roberta Jean Fargnoli 2406 Nancy Lane Harrisburg, NC 28075 September 30, 2009 October 7, 14, 21, 2009 REQUEST FOR BIDS: Gaston Community Action, Inc is seeking bids for American Reinvestment and Recovery Act Weatherization Subcontractors for Gaston, Mecklenburg, Stanly and Union counties. There is a mandatory pre-bid meeting, Friday, October 9th, 2009 at 2:00 PM at Gaston Community Action Central office, 332 South York St., Gastonia, NC. Please contact Kay McCathen at 704 866-8721 or by email at kay.mccathen@gastonca.o rg, to indicate a desire to participate in the bid process & your intent to attend the mandatory pre-bid conference. Please make contact at least 24 hrs. prior to the start of the mandatory pre-bid conference. September 29, 30, 2009 October 1, 2009 LEGAL AD Notice of Municipal and Mixed Beverage Election For the Town of Wingate Municipal Elections will be held on November 3, 2009 in Union County, North Carolina for the Town of Wingate. Voters will be voting on the Town Commissioners and a Mixed Beverage Election. A Mixed Beverage Referendum: FOR or AGAINST (To permit the operation of ABC stores.),

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Hope Mullis, unmarried, dated the 5th day of January, 2007, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Union County, North Carolina, in Book 4423 at Page 440 and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements therein contained and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale in the County Courthouse of Union County, in the city of Monroe, North Carolina, at 10:00 a.m. on the 1st day of October, 2009, all that certain parcel of land, more particularly described as follows: IMPROVEMENTS: House and lot/Condominium/or Lot LEGAL DESCRIPTION: BEING ALL OF LOT 92 OF COLONIAL VILLAGE, PHASE 2 AS SAME IS SHOWN ON A MAP THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT CABINET F AT FILE NO. 632 IN THE UNION COUNTY PUBLIC REGISTRY. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO ROBERT JOSEPH FREEMAN AND MICHELE LYNN FREEMAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE, BY GENERAL WARRANTY DEED FROM NORRIS W. MCMANUS AND PHYLLIS A. MCMANUS, HUSBAND AND WIFE DBA NORRIS MCMANUS CONSTRUCTION, DATED AUGUST 30, 2000, RECORDED AUGUST 30, 2000 IN BOOK 1435 AT PAGE 378, UNION COUNTY PUBLIC REGISTRY. ADDITIONAL POSSIBLE STREET ADDRESS FOR REFERENCE PURPOSES ONLY: 1518 Standish Drive, Monroe, NC 28110 Notice & Disclaimer: The listed street address may

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA UNION COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION 08 SP 1614 IN THE MATTER OF FORECLOSURE Of a Deed of Trust executed by Janda K. Hudson, To John T. Burns, Substituted Trustee, dated the 5th day of October, 1998, And recorded in Book 1223, page 0565, Union County Registry. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE Pursuant to a Court order and under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in the above-referenced deed or trust and because of default in payment of the secured debt and failure to perform the agreements contained therein and, pursuant to demand of the holder of the secured debt, the undersigned will expose for sale at public auction at the usual place of sale at the Union County courthouse at 12:00 PM on October 2, 2009, the following described real estate and any improvements situated thereon, in Union County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Lot number 11 of Lanes Creek Farms containing 3.659 acres. A plat of which is of record in Plat Cabinet, E #File 26, Union County Registry to which reference description of said land. A portion of PIN No. 03-087-002. The record owner(s) of the property, according to the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are Janda K. Hudson. The property to be offered pursuant to this notice or sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance AS IS. WHERE IS. Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys. employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property offered for sale. Any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. This sale is subject to all prior liens and encumbrances and unpaid taxes and assessments including any transfer tax associated with the foreclosure. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required from the highest bidder and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. This sale will be held open ten days for upset bids as required by law. After the expiration of the upset period, all remaining amounts are IMMEDIATELY DUE AND OWING. Failure to remit funds in a timely manner will result in a Declaration of Default and any deposit will be frozen pending the outcome of any re-sale. SPECIAL NOTICE FOR LEASEHOLD TENANTS residing at the property: be advised that an Order for Possession of the property may be issued in favor of the purchaser. Also, if your lease began or was renewed on or after October 1, 2007, be advised that you may terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. You may he liable for rent due under the agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. The date of this Notice is September 9, 2009. s/John T. Burns, Substituted Trustee Law Offices of John T. Burns P.O. Box 904 Monroe, NC 28111 (704) 289-5594 September 23, 30, 2009 October 2, 2009 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Mary H. McGriff and Cleatus McGriff, Wife and Husband, dated the 27th day of July, 2006, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Union County, North Carolina, in Book

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by E. Steve Ferguson and Carol H. Ferguson, dated the 12th day of November, 2003, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Union County, North Carolina, in Book 3286 at Page 308 and rerecorded February 10, 2004 in Book 3350 at Page 702 and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements therein contained and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale in the County Courthouse of Union County, in the city of Monroe, North Carolina, at 10:00 a.m. on the 1st day of October, 2009, all that certain parcel of land, more particularly described as follows: IMPROVEMENTS: House and lot/Condominium/or Lot LEGAL DESCRIPTION: BEING ALL OF LOT 19, SECTION 3, OF E. TIMOTHY DEESE, AS SAME IS SHOWN ON MAP THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK A, FILE 81A, UNION COUNTY REGISTRY, NORTH CAROLINA. ADDITIONAL POSSIBLE STREET ADDRESS FOR REFERENCE PURPOSES ONLY: 3112 Oakdale Drive, Monroe, NC 28110 Notice & Disclaimer: The listed street address may be incorrect and is stated hereby for informational and reference purposes only. The Substitute Trustee makes no certifications or warranties that said street address is accurate or correct. It is each potential bidder's duty to determine with his/her own title examination that said street address is correct and matches the above legal description. The above legal description describes the property being sold and shall be controlling. PRESENT RECORD OWNERS as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds not more than 10 days prior to posting the notice are E. Steve Ferguson and Carol H. Ferguson Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §4521.23. In the event that this sale is one of residential real property with less than 15 rental units, an order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to NCGS §45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court of the County in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. That upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of forty-five (45) cents per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308 (a)(1). This sale is also subject to any applicable county and/or state land transfer and/or revenue tax, and the successful third party bidder shall be required to make payment for such tax. The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale,


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transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS". Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the Deed of Trust/Security Instrument, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either Trustee of the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, encumbrances of record, including prior Deeds of Trust. The Substitute Trustee reserves the right to require a cash deposit or certified check made payable to the Substitute Trustee (no personal checks) for five percent (5%) of the purchase price or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, at the time of the sale. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all remaining amounts are due immediately. 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 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 declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, EXCEPT AS STATED BELOW IN THE INSTANCE OF BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY.

This the 10th day of September , 2009. The Caudle Law Firm P.A. Substitute Trustee David R. Caudle President &Attorney at Law State Bar Number 6075 2101 Rexford Road, Suite 165W Charlotte, North Carolina 28211 http:// www.caudlelawfirm.com 09-SP-1020 September 23, 30, 2009

OWNERS as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds not more than 10 days prior to posting the notice are Louis J. Anka and Mary Anka Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §4521.23. In the event that this sale is one of residential real property with less than 15 rental units, an order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to NCGS §45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court of the County in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. That upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of forty-five (45) cents per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308 (a)(1). This sale is also subject to any applicable county and/or state land transfer and/or revenue tax, and the successful third party bidder shall be required to make payment for such tax. The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS". Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the Deed of Trust/Security Instrument, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either Trustee of the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, encumbrances of record, including prior Deeds of Trust. The Substitute Trustee reserves the right to require a cash deposit or certified check made payable to the Substitute Trustee (no personal checks) for five percent (5%) of the purchase

price or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, at the time of the sale. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all remaining amounts are due immediately. 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 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 declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, EXCEPT AS STATED BELOW IN THE INSTANCE OF BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This the 10th day of September , 2009. The Caudle Law Firm P.A. Substitute Trustee David R. Caudle President &Attorney at Law State Bar Number 6075 2101 Rexford Road, Suite 165W Charlotte, North Carolina 28211 http:// www.caudlelawfirm.com 09-SP-1033 September 23, 30, 2009

and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Union County, North Carolina, in Book 4118 at Page 460 and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements therein contained and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale in the County Courthouse of Union County, in the city of Monroe, North Carolina, at 10:00 a.m. on the 1st day of October , 2009, all that certain parcel of land, more particularly described as follows: IMPROVEMENTS: House and lot/Condominium/or Lot LEGAL DESCRIPTION: BEING all Lot 57 of Weddington Chase, Phase 2, Map 1, as same is shown on plat recorded in Plat Cabinet H, at File 371 of the Union County Registry, reference to which is hereby made for a more particular description. ADDITIONAL POSSIBLE STREET ADDRESS FOR REFERENCE PURPOSES ONLY: 2004 Streamview Court, Waxhaw, NC 28173 Notice & Disclaimer: The listed street address may be incorrect and is stated hereby for informational and reference purposes only. The Substitute Trustee makes no certifications or warranties that said street address is accurate or correct. It is each potential bidder's duty to determine with his/her own title examination that said street address is correct and matches the above legal description. The above legal description describes the property being sold and shall be controlling. PRESENT RECORD OWNERS as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds not more than 10 days prior to posting the notice are Oscar B. Vas-

quez and Madelyn Z. Vasquez Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §4521.23. In the event that this sale is one of residential real property with less than 15 rental units, an order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to NCGS §45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court of the County in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. That upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of forty-five (45) cents per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308 (a)(1). This sale is also subject to any applicable county and/or state land transfer and/or revenue tax, and the successful third party bidder shall be required to make payment for such tax. The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS". Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the Deed of Trust/Security Instrument, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either Trustee of the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or

in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, encumbrances of record, including prior Deeds of Trust. The Substitute Trustee reserves the right to require a cash deposit or certified check made payable to the Substitute Trustee (no personal checks) for five percent (5%) of the purchase price or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, at the time of the sale. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all remaining amounts are due immediately. 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 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 declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The pur-

chaser will have no further remedy. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, EXCEPT AS STATED BELOW IN THE INSTANCE OF BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This the 10th day of September, 2009. The Caudle Law Firm P.A., Substitute Trustee David R. Caudle

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Louis J. Anka and Mary Anka, dated the 17th day of October, 2006, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Union County, North Carolina, in Book 4356 at Page 768 and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements therein contained and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale in the County Courthouse of Union County, in the city of Monroe, North Carolina, at 10:00 a.m. on the 1st day of October, 2009, all that certain parcel of land, more particularly described as follows: IMPROVEMENTS: House and lot/Condominium/or Lot LEGAL DESCRIPTION: BEING all of Lot 15, Block K, HEMBY ACRES, SECTION II, as shown on plat duly recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 152, Union County Registry, reference to which is hereby made for a more particular metes and bounds description. Subject to general rights of way and utility easements that may cross or border said property or any rights of way or easements of record. Parcel: 07057109 ADDITIONAL POSSIBLE STREET ADDRESS FOR REFERENCE PURPOSES ONLY: 8100 Idlewild Road, Indian Trail, NC 28079 Notice & Disclaimer: The listed street address may be incorrect and is stated hereby for informational and reference purposes only. The Substitute Trustee makes no certifications or warranties that said street address is accurate or correct. It is each potential bidder's duty to determine with his/her own title examination that said street address is correct and matches the above legal description. The above legal description describes the property being sold and shall be controlling. PRESENT RECORD

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Oscar B. Vasquez and wife, Madelyn Z. Vasquez, dated the 24th day of March, 2006,

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005 Special Notices ★★★★★★★★★★★★

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014 Lost & Found

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042 Office/Clerical in finding answers to technical questions regarding our product categories. This position will require clinical laboratory experience with an MLT certification. Three to five years experience in a hospital laboratory is essential. This is a day shift Monday-Friday position but customer needs may require overtime. Top candidate must be very computer literate with ERP skills a major plus. Please forward resume with salary requirement to hr1945@live.com.

044 Sales

In Column Call before 1:30pm the day 020 Cemeteries & Plots Inside Sales prior to publication. For SatMarket Specialist urday call before 3:30pm on 2 adjoining burial lots Manufacturing company in Thursday and for Sunday Singing Tower sect. LakeMonroe, NC has an imcall before 1:30 pm on Friland Mem Park cemetery mediate opening for an day. price $2300ea my price Inside Sales Market SpeDisplay $1200ea (704)282-8209 cialist. The ideal candidate must have proven Sunday 12 Noon Thurs BUSINESS SERVICES success in generating Tuesday 4PM Friday sales by tracking bid Wed. 4PM Monday stage project leads, esThursday 4PM Tuesday EMPLOYMENT tablishing customer relaFriday 4PM Wed. Saturday 10AM Thurs tionships and coordinat040 Help Wanted ing with new and existing POLICIES distribution channels to Avon- Do you need an close sales. Construction extra $200-500? Act now! The Enquirer-Journal reproducts or geotextile Ft/Pt. Free gift. Medical serves the right to edit or resales experience preferIns. avail. 704/821-7398 ject and correctly classify an red. Must be pro-active, ad at any time. The Enquirhighly motivated, organer-Journal will assume no li- Quality Control Earn up to ized and self sufficient ability for omission of adver$100 a day, evaluate rewith a strong desire to tising material in whole or in tail stores, training providlearn and sell. Excellent part. ed, No exp req’d. call communication skills, ERRORS 877-372-3767 technical aptitude and proficient computer skills Please check your ad the are required. Candidate is first day it runs. If you find an error, call the first day so responsible for developyour ad can be corrected. ing new business thru The Enquirer-Journal will While many work-atproject tracking and expegive credit for only the first rience making outbound home opportunities incorrect publication. calls to new and existing listed provide real incustomers. This position come, many seek only PAYMENT manages projects and to sell booklets or cataworks closely with RePre-payment is required for logs on how to get gional Sales Managers to all individual ads and all such work. support team activities. business ads. Business acPlease use careers@ counts may apply for pre-apamericanwick.com caution when proved credit. For your convenience, we accept Visa, responding to 046 Medical/Dental Master Card, cash, or all such ads. checks Carolina Clinic looking to hire CMA’s, Medical BillFAX: 704-289-2929 042 Office/Clerical er, PT Medical Transcrip★★★★★★★★★★★★ tionist. Please fax all reAdministrative sume to attn: Michelle Coordinator 704-296-2743 014 Lost & Found Local company needs strong administrator skilled in Found young female cat supporting customer servpink collar, Camelot call ice and technical depart- Seeking a MOA or CMA (704)289-3453 to identify for a medical office. Fax ments in facility. This poresume to (1-775)251sition will support a sales 4575. team and assist customer

READER NOTICE!

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

PETS & LIVESTOCK

881 Clonmel Drive • Desired Shannamara Golf Community

Michael Calabrese 704-231-7750

UNDER THE PECAN TREE ... new 3BR ranch with luxury MBR, kitchen with island & smoothtop stove, ceiling fans, cable ready, cement drive, front porch, underground utilities. Qualifies for 100% financing. Just $99,900! (154) MLS #827646

Bob Parker

704-221-7363

112 Apartments

The Neighborhood of Camelot Apt 3mo. free Brooks Farms yard sale, power $125wk, $150dep. Sat 10/3, 7am-12pm. $50mo. water/garbage toCKC reg’d Teacup Poo200 South past cemetery. tal $325 to move in weekdles 4 females, 1st shots, ly. no pets. Pageland also brown, black, apricot takDuplexes, 2 & 3BR housVillage of Lake Park ing deposit 704-292-8777 es (843)672-5616 Fall Community Sale 10/3, 7-1 off 74 & Unionville062 Homes for Pets Indian Trail Rd. great items!! ★ Monroe Apt. ★ Free 4 long-haired kittens 8 1mo. free wks good home needed 090 Miscellaneous w/12mo. lease (704)289-1323 Beautiful, quiet, patio’s

060 Pets & Supplies

Free Kitens good home (704)289-2629 Free Kittens really cute! litter trained, good home (704)242-0313

MERCHANDISE 068 Auctions AUCTION Sat. Oct. 3 @ 10:00 AM 7813 Idlewild Rd Indian Trail, NC Antique & Modern Furniture, Collectibles, Glassware, Home Decor, Coins, Box Lots, Tools 10% BP, Cash,Local Checks BELK AUCTION CO. NCAL 6936 704-339-4266 www.belkauctionco.com

069 Appliances Refrigerator & Stoves $99.99 Washers & Dryers $79.99 704-649-3821

071 Furniture A beautiful 6 pcs. Cherry set brand new in boxes, Must sell $425 (704)9188401 A Brand New Queen Pillow Top mattress set still in plastic $150, (704)9988044

La-z-Boy sofa with duel recliners excellent condition $350. (704)283-8049

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

104 Bus. Opportunities

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

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

109 REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE - RENT 112 Apartments

89 17’ Bluefin Spectrum alm bass boat/trailer 50hp & trolling motor live well vgc $2500 704-289-4020

30 Day Special Camelot Apt Free Power for 1yr no dep, Rent $125wk, $50 for water, no pets only $175 to move-in 3605 Evans Mill Rd. Pageland SC 843-672-5616 (843)672-7445

078 Feed/Seed/Plants 50 lb bag fescue grass seed 98.5% germ, $25ea 704-254-7775

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

$500,000

NEW CONSTRUCTION Lifestyle Builders, Inc. 302 Meadowbrook Dr., Stallings Forest Park - 1 mi. from I-485 off Hwy. 74 in Union County. Stallings Elem - Porter Ridge schools. 1/2 acre wooded lot, 3 BR/2 BA with brick veneer, maint. free exterior, cathedral ceiling, front porch & concrete drive. $144,700 incl. some closing costs.

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

Newly Remodeled Townhouse 2bd/1.5 ba $600mo. 704-283-3097

113 Duplexes Vintage Hill Duplexes 2br Great, safe community Move-in specials avail (704)292-1329

114 Houses For Rent 3br 1.5ba ranch between Waxhaw & Mineral Spring no inside pets, $800mo. +dep. (704)617-0025

3br 2ba homes- Monroe $500 to $800 (704)283-2286

Mineral Springs $1,200 3br 2ba Unionville/Piedhouse only/$1495mo mon clean/neat w/pasture 3br 3ba 2car $600mo (704)289-1460 gar. 3000sf brick, good for horses Monroe 3br 1.5ba $750mo. Wingate: 2 mo free rent Austin Rentals 3BR 2BA $600 (704)289-6531 Cent H/A. No pets. 704-451-8408 Need to rebuild your credit? Let us build your new home while you build your credit Call to see if you qualify? 704-233-0236

140 Mobile Homes - Sale $500.00 DN moves you in. Call and ask me how. 704-225-8850

Owner financing 3br 2.5ba town home. $149,900.00 For Sale 3br 2ba Monroe owner financing available. w/1 acre for limited time 4005 F Christine Lane only. No money down Waxhaw NC (Alma Vil100% financing OAC lage) Call 704-609-5463 Qualifiers for $8,000 Gov. Rebate (704)320-4878 Waxhaw 3br 2.5ba kit, dining, den w/fp, all appliances & yard maintenance Land Owners Wanted include $1195mo. Sherin Zero Down Realty (704)882-1634 call for details

REAL ESTATE - SALE 126 Houses For Sale

(704)225-8850 TRANSPORTATION

$8,000 Tax Credit to buy your first home Call to 148 Autos For Sale see if you may qualify New Homes Available from $129,900 Leon 704- 93 Honda Civic 2 dr, standard trans, 170k miles, 607-2602 good cond 38 mpg $2000 firm (704)233-0464 128 Lots & Acreage 1.901 ac. wooded lot on cul-de-sac $74,500 Heritage Realty (704)289-5596

MOBILE HOMES 138 Mobile Homes - Rent 2 & 3 BR mobile homes on 1ac lots 10 min from Monroe cross NC/SC line. call (843)672-7445 Atkinson Rentals

Find The Car Of Your Dreams! Check the Classifieds!

4br 2ba 1400sf New Salem/Piedmont dist. Carl Polk Rd. $850mo+dep. (704)385-8218 6903 Oakland Ave. Ind. Trl. 3br 2ba 1400sf, cent H/A, 1ac lot, $850mo. dep &ref req’d, 704-282-6417 708 Springhill Dr. Stallings 3br 1ba, 1000sf, cent H/A, $700mo +dep & ref’s req’d 704-282-6417 A very nice 2br 1ba Marshville $600mo. dep & ref’s req’d. (704)624-2119 or 704-624-2095

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.

Lot $30,000

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

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

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

5930 Timbertop Lane Charlotte, NC 28215 Jeff Hall - Realtor/Broker 980-722-6702-cell jeffhall@kw.com

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

Call Elsie: 704-363-8815 PRUDENTIAL CAROLINAS REALTY

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

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For Sale

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

5 Bedrooms! 3-Car Garage with workbench! Stone gas FP! Bkfst bay, formal DR, warranty, Porter Ridge schools! Hurry! $199,900 (145) MLS #818545

Bob Parker

704-221-7363

REDU

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.

Manor Ridge Apartments in Wingate, Now Renting 3BR Apt. $655mo. Certain Restriction Apply (704)233-0482

138 Mobile Homes - Rent

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

Call Mike at 704-361-4308.

LEASE TO OWN!! 2322 Lexington Ave. (Near New Walter Bickett Elem.)

★★★★★★★★★★★ 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 ★★★★★★★★★★★

114 Houses For Rent

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

Call day 704-291-1061 or night 704-289-1734

Historic House in the Federal List of Historic Places. Located at 501 Franklin St. on the corner of W. Franklin & N. Crawford. For sale for $139,000. Massive rehab work from roof to cellar. It was built to house two separate Medical Doctors with a Pharmacy occuping the center section. Today there is three separate apartments with large impressive rooms & separate utilities. Call 704-553-0271 or 704-287-2440.

w/pool, paid water Studio’s $410 1br $475, 2br $560-590 3br $690 704-289-5949

FINANCIAL

072 Boats

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.

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

082 Yard/Garage Sales

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

$169,000

7321 Morgan Mill Road All Brick 3 Br, 3.5 Ba Home, approx 3200 htd sq ft, on approx 6 acres! HUGE eat-in Gourmet kitchen, Sunroom overlooking pool, Office/Bonus room, HUGE laundry room w/ Island, 9’ ceilings and more! Piedmont Schools, 20 x 40 Inground Pool, Great place for Horses. $329,900. Owner/NC Broker

704-661-2551 Reasonable Real Estate Fees mailto:spring@strandcastles.com

CED!

FOR SALE BY OWNER, NORTH MYRTLE BEACH HOUSE $725,000 5 BD, 4 BTH, ON CHANNEL, TWO BLOCKS FROM BEACH WWW.NORTHMYRTLEBEACHTRAVEL.COM, RENTAL HOUSE NAME, AQUAVIEW, 704-975-5996,WCMMCLEOD@CS.COM

NEW SALEM/POLK MTN.

2200 HSF, cedar ext. w/ALL NEW paint, roofing, windows, air. 2-1/2 BA, 3 BR + bonus room over dbl. gar. Custom oak cabinets. Covered back porch overlooking nice 24’x40’ shop/office. 5 acs. in great location.

MLS 810187 $348,000 FSBO 704-694-8271 704-385-9294


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game for the Rocky River Conference. FH is at home Friday against West Stanly (2-3). Sun Valley is 4-1 despite playing one of the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tougher pre-conference schedules and has a chance to clinch a playoff berth at home Friday against Bessemer City, which is in the same situation at 4-1. The Spartans are among the six schools in the newly-formed Southern Carolina 3A/4A Conference, and all six teams are legitimate playoff contenders. But one of the six might have to stay home. Anson County has to be considered among the favorites. The Bearcats have three defensive players with major college offers, including senior defensive tackle Tre Thomas, junior linebacker Stephone Anthony and junior safety Brandon Ellerbe. According to Rivals.com, Thomas (6-2, 275) has five major college offers, including Clemson, Duke, East Carolina, Marshall and Michigan State. Anthony (6-2, 220) has offers from Clemson, Georgia, Notre Dame, UNC, N.C. State, South Carolina and UCLA. Ellerbe (6-2, 200) has given Clemson his commitment, according to Rivals.com. With those three serving as the spine of Anson Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defense, the Bearcats are certainly a strong contender to win the first-ever SCC title. The Bearcats (3-2) have played a rugged schedule, with losses to powerhouses Pageland Central (27-7), and Richmond County (63-28). How a defense with three major college players gives up 63 is puzzling? If Anson doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t win the league, it might be Marvin Ridge. The Mavericks have the advantage of playing Anson and Sun Valley at home, and have a ridiculous defense of their own. Marvin Ridge has a county-best three shutouts, hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t allowed more than seven points in a game and gives up an average of 2.7 points per game. The competition will get better after the bye week for the Mavs, starting with a trip to Porter Ridge on Oct. 9. The Pirates are 4-2 and stand a better than 50-50 chance of making the playoffs for the first time in the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history. Porter Ridgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game at Parkwood (3-3) on Oct. 16 will have playoff implications for both. If the Rebels win at Weddington (3-2) on Oct. 9 and then beat the Pirates the next week, they will have a playoff spot wrapped up heading into the most brutal part of their schedule â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sun Valley, Marvin Ridge and Anson have a combined record of 14-3. After going 0-11 last year, the Warriors need two more wins to

Bevington also had a tackle for loss and shared a sack with senior defensive end Tyler Kirk. Senior nose guard Drew Ohman also had a sack for the Pirates, who have combined for 15 sacks in six games. Senior cornerback PJ Freeman had the gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only interception. Freeman now has a team-best three picks on the season. The Pirates are off until Oct. 9, when they host Marvin Ridge.

Wilson ends Leakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s streak

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Parkwood junior receiver Deonte Hiatt has four touchdowns this season, which is tied for second in the county. The Rebels are a bubble team at this point, needing two wins in a tough conference to reach the playoffs. guarantee a trip to the playoffs. Most of the teams from the conference will reach the playoffs, but there isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a bad team in the SCC from what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve observed through Week 6. The Rocky River Conference has some young programs, making for some lopsided scores. Monroe and Forest Hills are playoff locks and Piedmont also has a good chance to represent the county. The Panthers (2-4) should get past Cuthbertson Friday and CATA the following week.

After that, Piedmont needs at least one more win against West Stanly (Oct. 16) or North Stanly (Oct. 30). Both games are at Piedmont, and a sweep would give the Panthers a winning record for the first time since 2004. The Panthers have a better than average chance of making the playoffs. They have to be considered a bubble team along with Porter Ridge, Weddington and Parkwood. So the county should end up with seven playoff teams, with an outside chance of eight making it.

Parkwood senior Maurice Leak entered last Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game against Central Academy as the only starting quarterback in Union County who had not thrown an interception, an impressive stat against his nine touchdown passes. But CATA junior cornerback Billy Wilson ended Leakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interception-less season by picking him off. Wilson also finished with eight tackles in the 44-8 loss to the Rebels (3-3). Cougars senior safety Kacey Robinson, a three-year WILSON starter, had a teamhigh 10 tackles, including nine solos. Robinson has 30 tackles this season, and a team-best 25 solos. Mike Ryan, a junior linebacker, leads the Cougars in tackles with 35. Sophomore Mitchell Blackburn is having a big year for Central (1-4). Blackburn had six tackles as a linebacker last week, and shares third place on the team in tackles (24) with senior cornerback David Covington. Blackburn is also a workhorse in the backfield. His 102 carries this season lead Union County, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rushed for 427 yards (85.4 ypg). At his current pace, Blackburn would finish with 939 rushing yards. CATA has never produced a 1,000yard rusher. The Cougars have two players with a shot at 1,000 rushing yards. Senior QB Charvis Barrino is averaging 84.0 yards per game, putting him on pace to finish with 924.Barrino has a team-high eight touchdowns in five games. The Cougars are at home this week against North Stanly (2-3) starting at 7 p.m.

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