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Winners: Ashcraft, Desio, Gordon Low voter turnout ‘a shame’; margin of votes precludes runoff

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Catherine Blackmon Marilyn Hall Covington Aleane Hinson Judy Blucher Little Elsie Piller Ragin Sandra Rogers

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Diane Everett, center, watches election results in the Griffin Room at the Union County Public Library. Everett was supporting Margaret Desio, who won a seat on the Monroe City Council Tuesday night.

WHAT’S NEWS Habitat cancels chili cook-off


Habitat for Humanity will not have a chili cook-off this year. Habitat staged the cookoff the past two years to raise money for building homes in Union County. Office manager Valarie Belk said there is too much competition this year. “There are so many other chili cook-offs scheduled for the same time,” she said. “We were concerned that if we held it any later in the month, the weather wouldn’t cooperate with us.” Competing cook-offs were an obstacle for Habitat’s cook-off last year, she said, but there are even more of them this time. Fifteen groups participated in last year’s event, drawing around 200 people to the Fox Family Farm in Waxhaw. In lieu of the cook-off, Habitat will have an auction on Nov. 14. The auction will include trips, framed art, antiques and quilts. Previous cook-offs included an auction, which Belk said brought in the most money since there was no charge for admission. Last year’s event raised $10,000. While it is on hold this season, Belk said the cookoff might return next year. “We’re planning on holding it again in the future.” ­— Tiffany Lane

BIRTHDAYS Best wishes are extended to everyone who is celebrating a birthday today, especially Luke Eesine Fatih, Mike Payne, Keith Manus, Will Key, Randy Gajewski, Victoria L. Finch, and Ruby Baker. Call (704) 261-2278 or e-mail to add your names to the list.

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there were nine candidates running.” To calculate a majority, the Union County Board of Elections divides the total votes cast by the number of seats that must be filled and then divides again by two. Any number of votes for one candidate greater than that is considered a majority, and that candidate will be


Hunter: ‘Strong enough to kill grandma’ SBI agent, jailer testify as D.A. wraps up case BY JASON deBRUYN

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Interior designer Betsy Smith, left, of Kannapolis, works up with Juanita Laughter, of ‘Shops At Nottingham,’ to finish decorating the new Hospice in-patient care facility that will open Friday in Monroe.

In-patient facility avoids hospital transfers BY TIFFANY LANE

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MONROE Hospice of Union County now has the county’s first inpatient care facility for hospice patients. Hospice will host an open house on Friday to unveil its newest building, featuring six inpatient rooms and six residential rooms. Community relations coordinator Pamela Col-

lins’s voice rose with excitement when she described the new building on Monday. “It’s gorgeous,” she said. “It’s like a high-end hotel.” Hospice provides support for terminally ill patients and their families. The first building on its Monroe campus was built in 1992 as the state’s first hospice house. The second building came along in 1994. Com-

bined, the facilities serve Union, Mecklenburg, Anson, Cabarrus and Stanly counties. The new building, dubbed the Edward Carlton McWhorter Hospice House, is named after Carol Tyson’s brotherin-law, who died from cancer a couple of years ago. The care McWhorter received at Hospice made a big impression on the McWhorter family, as

well as Tyson and her husband Carlton Tyson. The Tysons helped head the capital campaign for the new facility. “We were just very pleased with his care,” Tyson said, but noted that having inpatient care would make the endof-life process easier. Offering an example, Collins said a patient


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MONROE They won the election, and they won’t even have to prove it with a runoff. Incumbent John Ashcraft and newcomers Margaret Desio and Freddie Gordon beat six other candidates vying for one of three seats on the Monroe City Council Tuesday. Mayor Bobby Kilgore, who ran unopposed, will

keep his duties for another two years. And considering that the unofficial majority is 602 and all three candidates received well over that amount of votes, it’s unlikely that the results will be appealed for a runoff election in November. “I’m happy with the results, and I’m happy with how it ended,” Ashcraft said. “I am very surprised there is no runoff since

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MONROE A house fire that left three people dead last weekend might have been avoided with a simple smoke detector, officials say. Mother and daughter Edna and Belinda Starnes, along with 4-year-old Steven Brent Merritt, died Saturday morning when their

home at 4605 Plyler Mill Road caught fire. “They had no working smoke detectors,” assistant fire marshal Zeb Mullis said. “That’s one thing that contributed to fatalities and injuries.” Three other adults were taken to Carolinas Medical Center-Union. Nicole Gastavo, Gus Gastavo, Frances Griffin and Kendall Wentz lived in the house with the

Starneses. Mullis said he cannot yet release the names of the people who were taken to CMCUnion, but confirmed that no children were hospitalized. Five juveniles under 16, including Merritt, also lived in the home. Eleven people were inside when the fire started in a kitchen trash can. “The official cause of the fire remains undeter-

mined,” Mullis said, but “it’s highly probable it’s discarded smoking material.” Although officials lack “the physical evidence to prove that it was a cigarette,” Mullis said all the adults in the house were smokers. The occupants went to bed shortly before the house filled with smoke,

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MONROE The prosecution in the Jamez Hunter murder trial submitted what it portrayed as a clear confession to a killing. State Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Brandon Blackman testified that Jamez Dorjan Hunter, 27, formerly of 124 W. Union St. Marshville, in a May 17, 2007, interview told him, “I’m strong e n o u g h to kill my grandma, but I’m not strong Defense enough to counsel for kill my- Jamez self.” Hunter is Also, a expected to letter to The E n q u i r e r - call J o u r n a l witnesses in which today. H u n t e r asks for forgiveness for what he did, was admitted into evidence. Judge David Lee did not allow the letter on Tuesday, but permitted it after Union County jail detention officer Rachel Thompson showed a log with enough evidence for Lee to judge that Hunter wrote the letter. “I have lost the person I loved most at the hands of myself, and I felt for a while after the incident that I don’t deserve to live,” reads part of the letter, published in the letters to the editor section of the May 30, 2007, The Enquirer-Journal. Hunter is charged with first-degree murder in the


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DEATHS Catherine Blackmon

MONROE Catherine Blackmon, 87, died Tuesday (Oct. 6, 2009) at Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Judy Blucher Little

WAXHAW Judy Little, known for her service to her church, friends and community, died after a short battle with cancer on Monday, September 28 at her home in Waxhaw, N.C. She was 71. Born on January 23rd, 1938, in Oshkosh, Wis., Mrs. Little came to Charlotte, N.C., when her father, the late Jerry Blucher was transferred there to sell doors and later Weyerhauser lumber products. Her mother was the late Jeanne Blucher. Growing up in Charlotte, Mrs. Little was proud that she was one of the first “candy stripers” at Presbyterian Hospital. She attended old Alexander Graham School and was a member of the first class to graduate from Myers Park High School. She later married the late Donald Jay Little of Charlotte. Always dedicated to service to others, Mrs. Little found a purpose for her service while attending Ascension Lutheran Church of Charlotte. She was active with the alter guild, the women’s circle, and church leadership. Mrs. Little was instrumental in helping the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system recognize dyslexia and hyperkinesis as teachable learning disabilities in children. She was the administrator the Association of Specific Learning Disabilities of N.C. and coordinated Saturday programs to help these children be successful in the mainstream school. Mrs. Little was also a former member of the Carolina Clowns, an organizer of The Heart Association fundraising Heart Balls, a former rally driver with Tarheel Auto Sports Club, a sales representative for Wrigley Gum and she always loved exploring the N.C. mountains with friends and family.

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Marilyn Covington

MONROE Marilyn Hall Coving-

Mrs. Little was granted the honor of a lifetime membership in the Mecklenburg Hounds Hunt Club where she had been an active member since the late 1960s. She had served the club as secretary, historian, hunt whipper-in, junior hunt club advisor, horse show organizer and unofficial, but unceasing promoter. After moving to Waxhaw in the early-1980s, Mrs. Little, known for her love of Corgi and rescue dogs has also been taking care of older and injured horses by giving them care and love as they lived out their last years. Searching for a church family to call home, Mrs. Little found Amazing Grace Lutheran Church. She looked forward to each worship service, and was known for her flower arrangements in the church and prepared foods. A traditional person, Mrs. Little always wore hats to church. She had so many that she was affectionately known as “the hat lady”. Continuing the spirit of giving that Mrs. Little demonstrated in her life, she had asked that her remains be donated to Wake Forest University School of Medicine to further medical education. Mrs. Little is survived by her brother Steve and wife Phyllis; her four children Grayson Little and wife Mary K, Nevan Little and wife Lynne and Leslie Little Skinner and husband Paul of Charlotte, N.C., and Blaine Little Arnold and husband Chuck of Columbia, S.C. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Jay, Benjamin, Cameron and Carter. There will be a visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Little at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 10 at Amazing Grace Lutheran Church in Waxhaw, N.C. The family will visit with friends starting at 9 a.m. the same day. A reception will follow the service. In honor of “the hat lady,” all women (and anyone else who would like to) are requested to wear a hat (of any type!). Donations may be made in Mrs. Little’s name to the Amazing Grace Lutheran Church Building Fund, 416 W. North Main Street, Waxhaw, NC 28173, (704)-843-7411. PAID OBITUARY




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ton, 55, died Monday (Oct. 5, 2009) at home. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Mount Calvary AME Zion Church, with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery. Born April 22, 1954, in Union County, she was a daughter of Robert and Dorothy Barrett Hall of Monroe. Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, David Covington of Monroe; two sons, Patrick Sanders of Concord, Kenneth Covington of Columbia, S.C.; two daughters, Tonya Sanders of Monroe, LaToya Barrino of Matthews; two brothers, Robert Hall Jr., Johnny Hall, both of Monroe; five sisters, Sandra Barrett of Charlotte, Beverly Mumford, Crystal Sullivan, Darlene Thompson, all of Monroe, Yolanda Mason of Rockingham; 13 grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren. Public viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at Grier Funeral Service.

Aleane Hinson

MONROE Mary Aleane Hinson, 76, died Sunday (Oct. 4, 2009) at the Brian Center. Funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Hillcrest Baptist Church, with burial in Lakeland Memorial Park. Born Feb. 27, 1933, in Union County, she was a daughter of the late James Palmer and Docie Brantley Rushing. Survivors include her husband, Duell Hinson of Monroe; two daughters, Wanda Medlin, Tammy Benton, both of Monroe; one son, Danny Hinson of Monroe; one brother, J.D. Rushing of Mint Hill; three sisters, Lillian Mosely of South Carolina, Pat Fowler, Kay Dean Faircloth, both of Monroe; seven grandchildren; and seven greatgrandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Brian Center, 204 Old Highway 74 East, Monroe, NC 28112. McEwen Funeral Home is in charge.

Elsie Ragin

INDIAN TRAIL Elsie Lee Ragin, 74, died Saturday (Oct. 3, 2009) at Presbyterian Hospital in Matthews. Funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Indian Trail, with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery in Monroe. Born March 15, 1935, in Blythewood, S.C., she was a daughter of the late James and Sadie Green Piller. Survivors include one daughter, Renaa Covington of Indian Trail; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Public viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at Grier Funeral Service. Visitation will be form noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Sandra Rogers

MONROE Sandra Sue Rogers, 58, died Monday (Oct. 5, 2009) at Carolinas Medical Center-Union. Arrangements will be announced by Good Shepherd Funeral Home of Indian Trail.

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• RETIRED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ASSOCIATION, 7:30 a.m. Palace Restaurant. •  MONROE-UNION BREAKFAST ROTARY, 7:30 a.m., Golden Corral. For details, call 704-5073956. •  EXERCISE CLASS, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center. Open to ages 55 and up. For details, call 704-282-4657. • COA UNION SENIORS PROGRAM, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Walkersville Presbyterian Church. Flu shots available. •  TODDLER TIME, 9:30 a.m., Marshville Library, for children ages 12 months to 36 months. • STORY TIME, 10 a.m., 11 a.m., Waxhaw Library, for ages 3 to 5. For details, call 704-843-3131. • 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. • JOB SEARCH HELP, 10 a.m. to noon, Monroe Library. One-on-one assistance. Details, 704-283-8184, ext. 232. • TODDLER TIME, 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., Union West Regional Library. For ages 18 to 36 months. • BABY TIME, 11 a.m., Monroe Library. Details, 704-283-8184. •  STORY TIME, 11:30 a.m., Union West Regional Library, for children ages 3 to 5. • MONROE BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL, 1 p.m., Rolling Hills Country Club. For details, call 704-289-2543. • TURNING POINT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GROUP, 4 p.m. at the shelter. Details, 704-283-7233. • WHY ZORRO IS COOL, 4:30 p.m., Monroe Library. For ages 8 to 12. Details, 704-283-8184. • MICROSOFT WORD I/EXCEL I CLASS, 5:30 p.m., Edwards Library, Marshville. Free. Registration required; call 704624-2828. • RABIES CLINIC, 6 p.m., Union County Animal Shelter, 3340 Presson Road. Cost, $7. •  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Low Bottom group, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., old Belk building, 200 Stewart St., Monroe. Details, 704-332-4387; 704377-0244. • ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Sunset group, 6 p.m., 1010 McManus St., Monroe. Details, 704-219-6245. • CLASSIC CRUISERS, 7 p.m., Poplin Place shopping center, West Roosevelt Boulevard, Monroe. For information, contact Jim Collura at 704-289-6208 or classiccruisers@hotmail. com. • BINGO, 7:30 p.m., Vietnam Veterans Association Post No. 14, 620 Roosevelt Blvd., $2,500 program. Doors open at 5 p.m. For details, call 704-283-6165. • NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friendship Missionary Baptist Church administrative building, 501 Burke St. Details, 704-821-4256, 704-763-0784.

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• 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 St., Waxhaw. Details, Jerry Simpson, 704-363-2173. • BASIC INTERNET CLASS, 10 a.m., Union West Library. Free. Registration required; call 704821-7475. • BABY TIME, 10:30 a.m., Union West Library. Details, 704-821-7475. •  KIWANIS CLUB OF MONROE, noon to 1 p.m., Rolling Hills Country Club. For details, call Fran Dandridge at 704-289-9429. •  SENIOR CITIZENS CANASTA, 12:30 p.m. , Ellen Fitzgerald Center. For information, call Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center at 704-282-4657. • MICROSOFT WORD BASICS CLASS, 3 p.m., Waxhaw Library. Free. Registration required; call 704-843-3131. • HOMEWORK HELP NIGHT, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monroe Library. For grades one through eight. Details, Kim, 704-283-8184, ext. 238. • THURSDAY TALES, 5 p.m., Monroe Library. For ages 5 and up and their caregivers. Details, 704-283-8184. • UNION COUNTY CRIMINAL JUSTICE PARTNERSHIP BOARD, 5:30 p.m., Department of Social Services Auditorium, 1212 W. Roosevelt Blvd. •  PILOT CLUB OF MONROE, executive board meeting, 6 p.m., David Tucker Construction. •  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 704-8435518 or 704-254-3880. • ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Sunset group, 6 p.m., 1010 McManus St., Monroe. Details, 704-219-6245. • ECLECTIC NONFICTION BOOK CLUB, 6 p.m., Edwards Library, Marshville. Topic, “Generation Kill” by Evan Wright. Details, 704-6242828. • UNION COUNTY CRUISERS, 6:30 p.m., Monroe Mall, next to Pizza Hut. Custom and classic cars. Details, 704-238-1600. • 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. • PARENTS WITH LD/ ADD SUPPORT GROUP, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian, 302 Windsor St. Details, Carol Murray, 704-283-4740. •  WEDDINGTON OPTIMIST CLUB, 7 p.m., Weddington Optimist Park, state Route 84. For details, call Aubrey Moore, 704-283-1805 or Ron Stamey, 704-846-1754. • BOY SCOUT TROOP 98, 7 p.m., Hemby Bridge Church, 6010 Mill Grove Road. For details, call 704882-3482. • AUTISM SOCIETY OF NORTH CAROLINA, Union County chapter family support meeting, 7 p.m., Walter Bickett Education Center, 501 Lancaster Ave., Monroe. Details, 704-724-0855.

• MARSHVILLE RESEARCH CLUB, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church library, Marshville. Details, 704-624-5289. • AMERICAN LEGION POST NO. 27, 7:30 p.m., Sutherland Avenue post. • COCAINE ANONYMOUS meeting, 7:30 p.m., at the Friendship Home, 2111 Stafford St. Ext., Monroe. • AL-ANON, 8 p.m., First Step Recovery Center, 1623 Sunset Drive, Monroe. Details, 704-2830944, 704-764-7651.


• EXERCISE CLASS, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center. Open to ages 55 and up. For details, call 704-282-2657. • MOMS CLUB INDIAN TRAIL AREA, 9:30 a.m., Indian Trail Presbyterian Church. Details, Kristen, momsclubita@ or Kelly, 704846-6737. • 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. • MORNING BOOK CLUB, 10 a.m., Union West Library. Topic, “The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski. Details, 704-821-7475. • BABY TIME, 10:30 a.m., Edwards Library, Marshville. Details, 704624-2828. • TURNING POINT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GROUP, 4 p.m. at the shelter. Details, 704-283-7233. • MONROE CRUISEIN, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., downtown Monroe. Details, 704292-1705; www.monroenc. org. •  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Low Bottom group, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., old Belk building, 200 Stewart St., Monroe. Details, 704-332-4387; 704377-0244. • ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Sunset group, 6 p.m., 1010 McManus St., Monroe. Details, 704-219-6245.

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LOCAL BRIEFS Union Seniors to have flu clinics

MONROE The Council on Aging’s Union Seniors will have flu-shot clinics from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the following dates and sites: • Today, Walkersville Presbyterian Church • Tuesday, Langford Chapel, 113 Johnson St., Monroe • Oct. 26, Indian Trail United Methodist Church • Oct. 27, Emmanuel Baptist Church and Wingate United Methodist Church Bring a Medicare or Medicaid card for payment. Those who have a Medicare Advantage Plan will need to pay $30 at time of service.

SPCC offering renewal courses

MONROE South Piedmont Community College has scheduled several popular continuing education license renewal and initial licensing courses for the coming months. Renewal courses meet requirements for licensed professionals to renew their license and continue offering services in North Carolina. Both a plumbing continuing education course and a heating, fire sprinkler and mechanical (HVAC) continuing education course will be held on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Lockhart-Taylor Center, 514 N. Washington St. in Wadesboro. The wastewater operator renewal course is scheduled for Thursday and the independent auto dealer renewal for Tuesday. Both courses will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lockhart-Taylor Center. A course to become licensed as an independent “pre-owned” auto dealer will be offered Nov. 16-17. The Wastewater Operator I & II licensing courses will begin in February. Registration and payment of fees is required before the first class meeting. Students should bring official code books to class. Students may register in person at eitehr campus, or telephone 704-272-5456 to register with a credit card.

IT intersection to be improved

INDIAN TRAIL The N.C. Department of Transportation will begin improvements at the intersection of Unionville-Indian Trail Road (State Road 1367) and Faith Church Road (S.R. 1518) beginning Monday, weather permitting. The NCDOT awarded the $400,000 project to Boggs Paving of Monroe on Sept. 4, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Improvements include resurfacing, grading, paving and pavement markings on 1.3 miles of UnionvilleIndian Trail Road from east of Younts Road (S.R. 1519) to west of Sardis Church Road (S.R. 1515). Turn lanes to Faith Church Road will be added on Unionville-Indian Trail Road, and a new signal will be installed at the intersection. The targeted completion date is Dec. 11. For more information, call 704-289-1330.

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elected.If no one gets a majority, the top six vote getters could be entered into a runoff. Candidates Rick Alexander, Ashcraft, Joe Clough, Desio and Bengie Mullis all watched the returns from the Griffin Room at the Union County Public Library. Gordon is on vacation but Desio called him soon after the results were announced. Clough said he learned a lot during the campaign and was happy just to get some votes. “I think I will run again someday,” he said. “This was just getting my feet wet.”

But despite the celebration that filled the room after all 15 precincts were reported, many candidates and their workers expressed disappointment at 8.57 percent voter turnout. Alluding to soldiers fighting overseas, Desio campaign worker Libby Morrison said, “It’s a shame that we have this freedom and people don’t get out and vote.”

he said; “the fire smoldered for about an hour before it went to open flame.” If it wasn’t for one occupant who was sleeping on the couch and smelled the smoke, everyone might have died, he said. The occupant helped others get out of the house. The house had no

May 6, 2007, death of his grandmother, Rosia Lee Hunter, who was found stabbed to death and with a golf-club handle protruding from her neck. Blackman testified that sometime between May 6, 2007, and May 17, 2007, Jamez Hunter drove his grandmother’s 1996 teal Pontiac Grand Prix, license plate VTM-3516, to Lancaster, S.C., where he was taken into custody by police. Witnesses in Lancaster saw Jamez Hunter get out of the car, Blackman testified. SBI agents Blackman and Christie Hearne interviewed Hunter at the police station and took a 10-page statement from him, during which Black-

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I think the three of us will be able to work well as a team with the rest of the council. — Monroe Councilman John Ashcraft

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Union County Board of Elections director John Whitley said it is the lowest voter turnout since 2005, which had about a 17 percent turnout. Still, there was plenty of reason to celebrate Tuesday. “I think the three of us will be able to work well as a team with the rest of the council,” Ashcraft said.

Until everyone installs (a smoke detector) in their home, it’s bound to happen again. — Assistant Fire Marshal Zeb Mullis

Mayor Bobby Kilgore Write-in

Total votes 1,138 31

Percent 97.35 2.65

Monroe City Council John Ashcraft Jr. Margaret Desio Freddie Gordon

Total votes 755 697 686

Percent 20.7 19.11 18.81

417 372 303 188 111 74 40 4

11.43 10.2 8.31 5.15 3.04 2.03 1.1 .11



Surluta Anthony Bonnie Rushing Bob Curry Rick Alexander Bengie Mullis Joe Clough Lee Little Write-in Total

Source: Union County Board of Elections (unofficial results)

He recommends that owners install them as soon as possible. Some smoke detectors cost less than $10, many less than $20. “It’s the cheapest insurance you can buy,” assistant fire marshal Wyatte McBride said. Mullis recommends checking smoke detectors twice a year, suggesting New Year’s Day and July 4 or the beginning and end of daylight saving time to make it easy

to remember. Fresh batteries should be kept in the detectors, he added. Not much was left from the Monroe home, Mullis said, calling it “a total loss.” “I hope it never happens again,” he said, “but I’m sure it will. Somewhere it will. Until everyone installs (a smoke detector) in their home, it’s bound to happen again.” — Tiffany Lane can be reached at 704-261-2229.

smoke detectors, Mullis said, as is often the case in older homes. Records show that the house was built in 1951. Homes were not required to have

smoke detectors until June 1999. Many other old homes in the county are also without smoke detectors, Mullis said.

man said Hunter cried. After the interview, Hunter was charged with the murder. During the interview, Blackman testified that Hunter said that he blacked out from crack cocaine in the evening of May 6, 2007. When he regained consciousness, he told them, he saw his grandmother dead. Hunter told Blackman details about what he did after coming to, like trying to clean the blood off the walls and floor. “He was very specific of the events leading up to (the killing) and he was very specific about the events after (the killing),” Blackman testified. Defense attorney Norman Butler argued that Hunter was under the influence of cocaine during the interview; Hunter

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Tight budgets will be the rule North Carolina’s final spending numbers for the last fiscal year are in, and they do not bode well for state programs in the future. The recession forced a real reduction in state spending, not just a statistically manipulated one, according to figures released by the N.C. Office of State Controller. The state spent $724 million less last year than it spent in the previous year. Spending amounted to $1.7 billion less than the actual state budget for the year. Across the state, many services have been cut. Schools, the university system, mental-health facilities and even law-enforcement agencies have been told to do their best with fewer resources. With many economists predicting only a mild economic recovery in the near future, two figures in the controller’s final numbers are bothersome. Gov. Bev Perdue and the General Assembly managed to plug much the huge budget shortfall with what is known as “non-recurring money.” This is the equivalent of a family using its savings or going to a generous uncle for a one-time cash gift. In January, Perdue faced a $3.2 billion shortfall as she looked ahead to this fiscal year’s budget. (Fiscal years begin on July 1.) She closed half of that shortfall from two sources: state reserves and federal stimulus money. She took $802 million from state reserves and trusts, and another $680 million from Uncle Sam. Here’s the problem: The reserves are now dangerously depleted, and the federal government will not continue providing the stimulus money indefinitely. Considering the size of the federal deficit, it is likely that federal aid will quickly recede. The recession hit state-tax collections especially hard. Of the approximate $11 billion in revenue from personal income taxes expected last year, $2 billion never materialized. And sales-tax receipts declined by $304 million from an anticipated $5 billion-plus. Almost 30 years ago, former House Speaker Liston Ramsey expressed his concern that North Carolina was becoming too dependent on personal-income-tax collections. They now comprise almost 58 percent of annual state-tax revenue. The sales tax comprises another 27 percent. State leaders have steadfastly refused to reform the tax system in ways that would reduce that concentrated dependence. Jobs for middle-class workers are expected to rebound slowly, a dire sign for growth, in the near future, of both personal income taxes and sales-tax collections in this state. North Carolinians, therefore, should plan on tight state budgets and reduced services for at least the next several years. Winston-Salem Journal

YOUR VIEW No law supports the county’s position Unnamed county government workers told Pinky Marsh to expect legal documents. Marsh received 22 pages by certified mail on Thursday October 1, 2009. After review of the document, it became apparent that this was not a citation since no law was broken, just an effort to manipulate a judge into issuing an injunction against the Marsh farm. Union County can’t construct a new law to fit this situation enabling them to issue a citation since he would be protected under the “grandfather clause” due to preexisting facts. The county attorneys will not jeopardize their financial well being by writing a citation with no law to back their actions. This is how the Marsh situation evolved: Marsh in an attempt to comply with county rules went to Lee Jenson (Land Use Administrator.) Jenson told Marsh that his situation fell under an agriculture heading in which the county had no authority. Marsh expected this to be true since this is Jenson’s area of expertise. The information sent to Marsh, which is listed on the filed document “Verified Complaint and Motion for a Preliminary and Permanent Injunction,” filed in the Union County Clerk of Superior Court office on September 30, 2009. Quote: 5. In the fall of 2006, Marsh went to Lee Jenson, the Land Use Administrator for Union County, and described his idea to operate a “saddle club” and “rodeo” on his land located in Union County. Marsh inquired whether there were any regulations governing the use of his property and whether Marsh

needed to obtain any permits. 6. Based on the terms of the Union County Land Use Ordinance (the “Ordinance”) and its Table of Uses, Jenson determined that a Special Use Permit (“SUP”) for special events would be required and informed Marsh of his decision in the fall of 2006. Marsh did not appeal Jenson’s determination that a SUP would be required. 7. On January 30, 2007, Marsh filed an Application for a SUP (“Application”) with Union County. The Application stated that the affected property was located at “1625 Landsford Rd., Marshville, NC 28103” and that the nature of the request was a “Saddle Club/Rodeo and horse events; train horses & kids in the events of rodeos; trail riding.” 8. The application did not mention the bona fide farm exemption to a County’s zoning authority pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 153A-340, and did not contend that a SUP should not be required because the use for a bona fide farm purpose. This is totally different from facts stated by Jenson in the beginning that Marsh’s situation fell under agriculture and the county had no governing control over agricultural property. Note that either Jenson provided the attorneys with an untrue statement; or conveniently forgot to mention the facts that he told Marsh in the beginning. The law is written in statute form and is the responsibility of Union County’s governing body and their attorneys to interpret the laws meaning and application. It is not the responsibility of a Union County citizen to know these laws. However, in Section 8 they state that Marsh never mentioned in his application he was using a bona fide farm definition as an exemption from county gov-

erning authority. Total responsibility of defining law and how it applies is up to county governing authority through guidance of their attorneys. The citizen’s responsibility is to ask county government for their help and guidance, then depend on what they are instructed to be truthful and according to law. In section 38 of the document is another interesting statement. Quote: 38. Marsh’s refusal to comply with the Ordinance exposes Union County to immediate and irreparable harm that cannot be resolved adequately by law. Moreover, Union County is entitled to enforce its Ordinance, as a matter of law, by injunctive relief in order to preserve the health, safety, and welfare of all Union County residents, which outweighs whatever damage, if any, the injunction would cause Marsh. Had Union County been worried about irreparable harm, this issue would have been long resolved. Possibly they feel if this goes into a court of law and testimonies are made under oath, information revealed would damage political careers and cause job losses. Reid Phifer Marshville

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Sausage was a heck of a dog; he practically raised me


he Old Man’s mom and dad, Granny and D.D. we called them, were quite found of dachs-

hunds. Their first one was a black and tan male they appropriately named Sausage. A car killed him the day I was born so I never met him. By this time though Granny and D.D. were so found of dachshunds they immediately bought another one that looked just like him and named him Sausage too. Him I did know. That second Sausage was a heck of a dog who practically raised me. The fact that I thought I was a dog myself until I was almost 4 years old helped me bond with him on a dog to dog level. We’d sit on the davenport in Granny’s den for hours peeping out my Granny’s back window barking at people and cars as they went down the street. Then if were good Granny would give us one of the red hot dogs she used for our special dog treat- mostly for Sausage’s because I myself preferred the green dog biscuits that came of

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the Milk Bone box. Afterward we’d both curl in Sausage’s dog bed and take a nap. Sausage did have one tick though. He didn’t like anybody staring at him in the eye. And if you didn’t he’d go from happily wagging his tail to exploding like a stick of dynamite. D.D. being the great aggravator he was used this to his advantage. And you could bet that anytime Sausage was sitting next to you, D.D. would stare at him until he exploded. Which could invariably cause children at certain ages in their development to soil their britches. For a few years he had a red male dachshund buddy named

Honey that D.D. won in a poker game. The only tick he had was owing to the fact he was blind in one eye if you patted him on that side of his head he’d do his best to try and bite your hand off. Other than that he was a pretty good dog too. I just didn’t know him as well as Sausage. Honey and Saus were such good dogs they never got in trouble and were so well trained they knew that anytime D.D. reached for his trademark black Dobb’s he kept on top of the china cabinet they went crazy. They knew that meant D.D. was either going out in the yard or off somewhere in his car. Either way they were going. Honey went to that Big Wicker Dog Bed in the Sky when I was only 3 or 4 years old. Sausage lived to a ripe old age but in his declining years he had difficulty negotiating the front stomp at Granny and D.D.’s house. That’s where they’d chain him to let him outside. Those steps got a might hard to climb after a while, especially when his fat belly started dragging so low it dragged the

“ ... if you patted him on that side of his head he’d do his best to try and bite your hand off. Other than that he was a pretty good dog too.”

ground and bumped on those steps going and coming. So my daddy built him a carpet covered ramp that Granny’d use to wheel barrel him up when he was ready to come inside. I miss those two dogs. Especially Sausage. So much so that a couple weeks back we decided to buy us a black and tan Dachshund too. So we got the Sunday want ads and found a litter for

sale in Rock Hill, SC. I contacted the breeder, loaded everybody in the Jeep, and we took off down there to buy one. The plan was to buy a black and tan female. But when we got there and met the dogs we couldn’t make up our mind, which one we liked best. A red male or the female. I said, “Let’s just buy ‘em both”. To which the lady selling them added, “I’ll give you a discount on the second one if you do.” “Sold!!” said I and the rest is Melton family dog history in a déjà vu fashion. Now we’re the proud owners of a black and tan female named Annabelle, Bella for short, and a red male, Oscar, our very own Weiner Dog.” Bella is wide open. Oscar likes to curl up under something and take a tap. He and I will get along just fine. • William S. Melton Jr. is a Southern humorist, an author and a good ol’ boy. Visit him at

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Indian Trail candidates skewer mayor Aspiring council members unite over need for accord; divide over law enforcement BY JASON deBRUYN

Staff Writer

INDIAN TRAIL Candidates voiced their stance on issues and most took a shot at the current mayor during a League of Women Voters-sponsored forum in Indian Trail Tuesday night. “If I conducted myself like that, my mother would have jerked my tail in a minute,� council candidate Robert Allen said of sitting Mayor John Quinn. Other candidates agreed that bickering and infighting between council members, the mayor and staff needs to be curtailed. The main topic of conversation surround the need to start a police department versus con-

Hospice Continued from 1A might have both cancer and diabetes. Before the new building was built, that patient would live in a hospice house but be transferred to a hospital if there was a diabetic emergency. A constant change of rooms, facilities and medical staff is “a whole lot of stress that a family at that time just doesn’t need,� she said, and “the opposite of Hospice philosophy.� By that stage, “people are ready for some peace and some comfort.�

tinuing contracting with the Sheriff ’s Office. Most members mentioned it in their opening remarks and the majority of resident questions dealt with an aspect of policing the town. Beyond that candidates expressed varying reasons why they would make Indian Trail a better place to live.

Kathy Broom

On making Indian Trail better: “It’s not good to have four members of the council from the same neighborhood (Brandon Oaks)� On police: “I do think we should keep our contract with the Sheriff ’s Office. It will increase your taxes if we

The cost for residential patients is $155 per day. Inpatient costs vary by need. Collins said the average stay is about two months. “Sometimes people need to get stabilized on their medications,� she said. “Sometimes there’s not enough people at home to care for them, ... or the family is out of state. ... Sometimes patients are alone.� Hospice patients have a variety of diseases or terminal illnesses, including cancer, Alzheimer’s, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, AIDS, congestive heart failure and liver failure.

go with our own police department.�

Larry Kindley

On making Indian Trail better: Improve existing roads, but “don’t take over state roads,� as that would put too much of a burden on the taxpayers of Indian Trail. On police: It would actually be more cost effective to have a police department. “I just can’t see where we are getting the bang for our buck,� from the Sheriff.

John Marshall

On making Indian Trail better: Also wanted to prevent Brandon Oaks from be-

The new facility brings the total number of hospice rooms to 26. Hospice currently has 14 patients on its campus, but cares for 45 total, many in nursing homes, their own homes or a family member’s home. Each patient receives his or her own room and receives three homecooked meals a day. Two certified nursing assistants and one licensed practical nurse are on staff in each house and ready to offer their services, even if it is to help brush a patient’s teeth. A doctor will be on hand each day to make rounds to the inpatient rooms.

coming too powerful and would work toward road improvements. On police “I fully and completely support the Union County Sheriff ’s Office.�

Darlene Luther

On making Indian Trail better “I’m concerned with what is going on with our property values,� saying that there needs to be a “beautification that spreads all the way through town.� On police Did not advocate a police department but was not overly supportive of the Sheriff. “I can see flaws in the (University of North Carolina at Charlotte policing) study. ... The math just does not

“This is something that Union County has needed for so long,� Tyson said. “It’s a new dimension in health care.� Like the other two buildings, the third addition gives each patient his or her own room. Unlike the other two, each room in the new one has a wall of glass to let more light in. “It’s just a bright, cheerful place,� Tyson said. The rooms also include adjoining family rooms for family members to congregate and avoid disrupting others. “To be able to be together as a family when that time comes, I think, has a very reassuring aspect to it,�

Robert Allen

On making Indian Trail better “I’m a visionary. I envision Indian Trail with a robust economy not dependent on Charlotte. ... We need ordinances that are more business friendly.� On police Supports the Sheriff, but should “do the right study and base it on the right data.�

Danny Figueroa

On making Indian Trail better People moved to Indian Trail because it has affordable housing and low taxes and the council should make sure it stays

she added. If families do want to mingle, two sunrooms offer that opportunity. Sometimes it helps to talk to others in the same situation, Tyson said. Collins has had her own share of family deaths, starting at the age of 5. She missed 40 days of school between first and fourth grades to attend funerals, including one for her third-grade cousin who was her age. “I’ve had a whole lifetime of those experiences,� she said, and the same goes for many of the staff members. “Hospice workers are not hired, they are called.�

that way. On police “I don’t support a police department. We simply can’t afford it. ... It’s a very accurate study, and remember, if Sheriff (Eddie) Cathey doesn’t do his job, we can vote him out. We can’t do that with a police department.�

Vince Howard

On making Indian Trail better “We need to improve transportation,� especially on main thoroughfares. On police “Establishing our own police department will have an extremely high start-up cost and I don’t know how we can do that. ... We have a good contract with the Sheriff ’s Office.�

The third building, built in a year, came to $4.3 million, including costs to refit the first two houses to get up to par with the third. Those changes will be made over the next couple of months. Much of the building was paid for through grants and donations, although Collins pointed out that donated time, labor and materials were just as important. Open house will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd in Monroe. Staff will be on hand to give a tour and answer questions. For more information, call Hospice at 704-292-2100.






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Girl thinks stepsisters’ secret is unsafe to keep DEAR ABBY: During my visitations at my dad’s, I share a room with my stepsisters. They have made it clear they resent having to share their room with me, even though I have no choice about it. They play the choking game with some of their friends. When I refuse to participate, they put me down and call me chicken, but I’m not about to do something so dangerous. They have told me I’d better “mind my own business” and not say anything to their mom about it. I’m afraid if I do -and I get them into trouble -- they’ll resent me more and make things even more difficult for me. On the other hand, I’d feel really guilty if I stay silent and something terrible happened to one or both of them. Should I tell their mom, even if it causes problems for me? -- SEATTLE STEPSISTER

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DEAR STEPSISTER: I think you should tell your mother, and let her tell your father and his wife. The “choking game” isn’t a game; it’s extremely dangerous. It destroys brain cells and has been known to kill people. The practice can also be addictive, and when people do it alone and lose consciousness for the last time, the deaths are sometimes mistaken as suicides. *** DEAR ABBY: My oldest sister has just married a very nice man. (It’s her second

marriage.) My only problem is that “Norman” is a taxidermist. Going to their home frightens my daughter and makes me feel, frankly, a bit nauseous. I have avoided going there since the first time, but have been getting questions from family about why I keep turning down invitations. How do I answer these questions without hurting my sister’s feelings? She’s a great sister, and I really like Norman. But their house gives me and my animal-loving daughter nightmares. Please help. -CREEPED OUT IN ARIZONA DEAR CREEPED OUT: Be honest, but be gentle. Tell your sister that you love her and think her new husband is terrific, but the stuffed animals (etc.) make you uncomfortable. Make sure she knows that when she’s having a barbecue or a swimming

Horoscopes Oct. 7, 2009 By Bernice Bede Osol Even if you get involved in an easily launched venture that promises a quick return, develop things in a slow, precise manner so you don’t miss something that could be bigger than you thought. The payoff will validate your wisdom. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -In a partnership arrangement, you will have a much better relationship if what you want for yourself is what you want for your partner. Success comes more easily when the goal is a common one. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Putting limitations on your intentions will prove self-defeating, so once you know what you want to do and where you want to go, don’t hold back. Pull out all the stops; don’t plug them up. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Of course, you need to be cautious and prudent in handling your affairs, but not excessively so. If conditions call


for taking a calculated risk, you need to seriously consider doing just that. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Keep any casual conversations with friends buoyant and breezy. Conversely, when the subject matter turns serious, be as pragmatic and critical as possible. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Take adequate time to carefully analyze all developments with regard to your commercial affairs. Once you weigh all the alternatives, only then make decisions. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -Although your spouse’s modus operandi might be more tedious than yours, the results are also likely to be better. Follow his or her lead. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -When faced with more than one way to make a few extra bucks, stick to the tried-and-true. Familiar methods will bring more financial success. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -You might have the opportunity to get to know a longtime acquaintance on a more personal

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Dennis the Menace level. You will like what you see, and you could develop a close friendship. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Although you tend to take life in a lighter vein, you will objectively view those in your charge with a crystal-clear eye. It isn’t your tendency to be strict, but you might want to correct what bothers you. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- A social acquaintance might approach you with a business proposition. Be sure to keep friendship out of the picture, and study matters in a purely systematic and practical manner. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- It will be much easier to handle a financial matter -- business or personal -- if you view everything in a serious way. You can be both friendly and pragmatic. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Be imaginative in your approach when discussing a serious matter with a friend, and you’ll get further quicker. You’ll know how to make your points without jeopardizing the relationship.

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party (thank God you live in a state with a mild climate), you’d love to come over. But you’re not up to another trip through the gallery of the living dead because it gave your daughter nightmares. *** DEAR ABBY: I married a caring, thoughtful man who is also a loving father. My problem is my father-in-law, who constantly “reminds” me that I’m the best thing that ever happened to his son and that there is no way my husband would be successful if it weren’t for my influence in his life. While I’m happy to have my father-in-law’s approval, it makes me uncomfortable, and it’s hurtful to my husband. My husband was not a wild child in his youth, so I don’t know why Dad feels my husband would be a failure if not for me. My husband is a

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wonderful man on his OWN merits, not mine, and the implication is insulting. How can I help my father-in-law see this? -- MARRIED TO A GREAT GUY DEAR MARRIED: The next time your father-in-law “compliments” you by insulting your husband, look him in the eye and nail him. One way to do that would be to say, “Exactly what do you mean by that, Dad, because I find the implication insulting.” I predict he will squirm. And when he’s done hemming and hawing, tell him his son is the ideal man for you, you feel lucky to have him, and you don’t appreciate it when someone who is supposed to love him doesn’t give him credit for all that he has accomplished. *** Write Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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Cook like an Italian, even if you are not By JADEN HAIR

Media General News Service Not being Italian (obviously), I have never been to Italy. But I can sure fake it in the kitchen. I put on the “Big Night” soundtrack, tuck a basil sprig behind my ear and tape a fake mustache on my upper lip. I may look like Jackie Chan impersonating The Swedish Chef from the Muppets, but with Rosemary Clooney belting out “Hey mambo, Mambo Italiano,” and a pot of pasta sauce bubbling, who wouldn’t think they were back in the old country? I’m sharing with you a homestyle ragu sauce that I often make as a lazy dinner. A ragu is a northern Italian hearty pasta

If you have a slow-cooker, you can let it simmer all day. Just brown the onion, garlic, bell pepper, carrot and ground pork on your stove and then combine everything together into your slow cooker to simmer for 6 hours or more. When you come home from work, you’ll want to pop on “Big Night,” glue on your fake mustache and shimmy like crazy while you boil the pasta.

sauce thick with ground or shredded meat and simmered with vegetables such as tomatoes, carrots and onions. Sometimes milk or cream is added, but my version is pretty plain and simple. In fact, you can adapt the recipe based on your family’s taste or whatever you have in your refrigerator. I’ve made this recipe with ground beef, ground turkey, wild boar sausage and even portobello mushrooms in place of a meat. The secret to my sauce is two ingredients: the balsamic vinegar adds deep, dark, complex flavor notes and the sugar counters the acidity and harshness of canned crushed tomatoes.

HOMESTYLE RAGU PASTA SAUCE INGREDIENTS • 2 tablespoons olive oil • 1 small onion, diced • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced• 1 bell pepper, diced • 1 large carrot, diced

spatula or spoon to break up any lumps. Saute for 5 minutes until browned. Add in the crushed tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, salt and sugar. Once the mixture comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 15-45 minutes (depending on how much time you have — the longer it cooks, the better it gets.) In the meantime, boil a big pot of salted water and cook the pasta according to package instructions. Drain and toss with 1 teaspoon of olive oil to keep the pasta from sticking together. Taste the Pork Ragu Sauce and adjust with seasonings if needed.

• 1 pound ground pork • One 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes • 1½ tablespoons balsamic vinegar • 1½ teaspoons kosher salt • ½ teaspoon sugar • 1 pound pasta (any shape) • 1 teaspoon olive oil DIRECTIONS In a large, heavy bottomed pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat until it shimmers. Add the onion and garlic and saute for 1 minute until fragrant. Add the bell pepper and carrot to the pot and saute for 5 minutes until soft and caramelized. Turn the heat to high and add the ground pork, using your

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Piedmont High students walk for autism awareness UNIONVILLE About 400 Piedmont High School students held a walk at their school Friday (Oct. 2, 2009) to raise awareness and funds for the Autism Foundation. Autism is a mental condition, present from early childhood that is characterized by great difficulty in communicating, forming relationships with other people, and in using language and abstract concepts. “We are still totaling, but thus far we have raised a little over $1,000, plus concessions are donating 50 percent of what they raise today,” said event organizer Megan Thomas, 17, a senior at Piedmont High School. Thomas said she became interested in autism when she began teaching

a special needs class at her church. One of her students, Jackson, is autistic. “He’s really touched my heart and that’s why I’m doing all of this,” she said. “He is 7 years old.” “This is really amazing,” said Kim Belk, the president of the Union County chapter of the Autism Society. “For a high school student to be that concerned about other kids is awesome in itself, but to go the extra step to put all of this together, because it took a lot of effort and a lot of time, is just amazing.” Piedmont High guidance counselor Stacey Butera, the faculty sponsor for Piedmont Serves (the school’s service organization), said students bought $3 tickets and event Tshirts as part of the fund-

raising effort. She said she was delighted with the success of the event. (All proceeds raised by T-shirt sales will be donated to the Autism Foundation.) “I’m so happy that Piedmont Serves could help Megan’s vision come to light,” Butera said. “I’m amazed that one student got this up and going, and that this many kids came out to support the cause.” Thomas and other students who are members of Piedmont Serves worked throughout the week to make students aware of the challenges presented by autism. One method of educating students was by placing posters about autism around the school. Thomas also shared information about autism on the daily broadcasts at the school

BaBy Calendar Contest All net profits from the calendar and contest votes will go to support Union Smart Start. (Last year $12,245 was donated.) Submit your Cutest Baby photo. Babies must live in Union County and not be older than 2 years of age as of Oct. 31, 2009.

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Jonathan Bowers, right, principal at Piedmont High, joins about 400 of his students during an autism awareness walk at the school Friday. Also pictured, from right, are Bowers, Piedmont Serves faculty sponsor (wearing sunglasses) Stacey Butera, Megan Thomas, and Kim Belk, (wearing white pants) the president of the Autism Society, Union County chapter. “This is just another example of the commitment to service that students have, not only at Piedmont High School, but in Union County,” said Piedmont High School Principal Jon-

athan Bowers. “You’ll see examples of this in many schools and on many levels. We’re fortunate to have a group of students that are that forward thinking and that committed to oth-

Two students earn SECU scholarships at South Piedmont Community College MONROE South Piedmont Community College students Janice Palomba and Andrew Kiker have been awarded the State Employees Credit Union People Helping People Scholarships. Each received $5,000 to-

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acter, integrity and community involvement. “There are not enough words to express my gratitude,” Kiker, 20, a firstyear radiation therapy student said in a press release from the school. “This will help me a lot. I wouldn’t be able to go forward without this scholarship.” Kiker, who resides in Indian Trail, said he’ll use the money for books, tuition, and uniforms. Palomba, a 36-year-old mother of two and stepmother of three from Monroe, said the scholarship means she can stay in school. “Everyone at my husband’s company had to take a pay cut and I thought I would have to quit school,” she said in the release. “I went on a mission trip and prayed about what I was supposed to do. When I got home, the scholarship acceptance letter was in the mail. “That was my confirmation,” she said. “Now, the rest of my time at SPCC is paid for.” Palomba is studying to get her associate’s in science degree. She plans to transfer to a four-year university after she graduates from SPCC. She hopes to teach at a community college in the future.

Jones named to Sigma Alpha Lambda


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ers. It makes you feel good about where we are.” — This article was provided courtesy of the Communications Office of the Union County Public Schools.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Cameron Jones, a graduate of Porter Ridge High School, has been recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, a national leadership and honors organization, at the University of South Carolina. Sigma Alpha Lambda, according to a press release, is “dedicated to promoting and rewarding academic achievement and providing members with opportunities for community service, personal development and lifelong fulfillment.”

THURSDAY,OCTOBER 29, 2009 | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Rolling Hills Country Club, Monroe | $30 General Admission Featuring comedy performances by “The Southern Fried Chicks” Tickled Pink is an exclusive charity and comedy event designed to raise awareness and funds for uninsured and underserved women fighting breast cancer in Union County. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Edwards Cancer Center at CMC-Union. In addition to a great comedy show, the evening will also include a silent auction, “Bras for the Cause” contest and breast cancer education.

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Who advanced? Division-deciding playoff a classic

Editor: Jerry Snow (261-2225)

WORTH A LOOK Major League Baseball Divisional playoffs Colorado at Philadelphia 2:30 p.m., TBS St. Louis at L.A. Dodgers 9:30 p.m., TBS

WHO’S NEWS Three-year starter will be honored

MARVIN — Thursday will be bittersweet for Marvin Ridge High volleyball player Jillian Zimmerman, a two-year capain and three-year setter. Zimmerman will be recognized as the Mavericks’ only senior on Senior Night when they host Weddington Zimmerman in a match that will determine the conference championship. The Mavs enter Thursday’s critical match with an 8-1 league record (11-5 overall). Their only league loss was at Weddington. In addition to qualifying for the volleyball playoffs all three years, Zimmerman has starred in the classroom. She has an unweighted GPA of 3.95 on a 4.0 scale. When factoring in her honors courses, Zimmerman’s GPA balloons to 4.85. Read more about the big volleyball match between these archrivals in Thursday’s issue of The Enquirer-Journal.

Mavs secure league title in girls golf

MARVIN —The Marvin Ridge High girls golf team clinched the inaugural Southern Carolina Conference championship regulrar-season title Tuesday. MR won the final match with a team score of 139, well ahead of their closest contender — second-place Porter Ridge finished with a team score of 157. The Mavericks’ Rachel Walker took medalist honors with a 42. MR’s Amanda Hampton, the Pirates’ Miranda Reed and Weddington’s Katelyn Demille finished in a three- way tie for second with a score of 46. Weddington finished third as a team with a score of 160 and Parkwood was fourth at 179. Neither Sun Valley nor Anson had enough girls to qualify as a team. See more prep sports results on Page 2B

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

By David Sentendrey

E-J Correspondent

WEDDINGTON The Southern Carolina 3A/4A Conference Championship girls tennis champion could be decided this afternoon when Weddington hosts Marvin Ridge, but

G irls T ennis then again maybe not. If Marvin Ridge is victorious, the Mavericks clinch the confer-

Sept. 21. The Mavs won the match 6-3. Marvin Ridge received a boost from sophomore Ree Ree Li, who competed at the number one seed in singles and doubles against Weddington.

ence title. If Weddington prevails, a third meeting will most likely occur next week to decide a champion. The Warriors are 6-1 in conference, with their sole loss coming against the Mavericks — who are unbeaten in league play — on

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Getting to know ... Jonas Nader

Warriors now 9-0 in volleyball

The Piedmont High star is having a stellar season, leading Union County in goals (19) and assists (13).

from staff reports

Grade: Senior

WEDDINGTON Weddington High’s volleyball program guaranteed at least a share of the Southern Carolina Conference with a home win over Sun Valley on Tuesday. The Warriors moved within one win of going undefeated in the Southern Carolina Conference with a 3-0 victory. Weddington (14-2, 9-0 SCC) dominated the match, winning by set scores of 25-7, 2513, and 25-11. Senior Allison Rickher led WHS with eight kills and five aces, Amy Schwartz had 13 kills, sophomore setter Taylor Linton had 32 assists, Jordan Davis had 12 digs, and sophomore Caroline Hough added three kills and three blocks. Weddington travels to Charlotte Latin today for a 4:30 p.m. match. Weddington is a 10th-year school, and has produced a winning season in volleyball every year since its inception. The Warriors already have five conference volleyball titles in their trophy case, and can win a sixth league crown outright if they can beat archrival Marvin Ridge on the road Thursday.

Date of birth: March 22, 2009 Height: 6-foot Weight: 150 Favorite movie: Napoleon Dynamite, any Will Ferrell movies Favorite restaurant: Kuomi Express Favorite soccer player: Ronaldo Television show I can’t miss: King of Queens Favorite pro team: Arsenal If I could go back in time and spend a day with anybody, it would be: Pele Favorite Web site: Worst habit: Falling asleep in class Favorite place to visit: Myrtle Beach for beach soccer My greatest influences have been: Mom, dad, coach Garner, coach Hiza Ten years from now I hope to be: a pro soccer player When my playing days are over, I plan to focus on: Being a college coach


—Compiled by Eric Rape

Photo illustration by Ed Cottingham

At current pace, Mavs will break county record By JERRY SNOW

E-J Sports Editor

MONROE The schedule is about to get tougher, but more than halfway through the 2009 season, Marvin Ridge High is on pace to break the Union County record for points allowed in a season. The 6-0 Mavericks have given up 16 points this season for an average of 2.67 points per game.

The 1985 Forest Hills team that reached the 3A state championship game still holds the county record at 3.6 points per game. FH lost to Williams High 7-3 in the title game in 1985, a year after the Yellow Jackets beat Whiteville 13-6 to win the 2A state championship. Forest Hills’ 1984 team represents Union County’s only state championship in football.

Sunseri shining

for the Mavs and also has a team-best three fumble recoveries. Dylan Williams, like Sunseri a three-year starter at linebacker, has 38 tackles and three sacks (tied for the team lead with Evan Short). Williams has also rushed for eight touchdowns on 29 carries, serving as Marvin Ridge’s short-yardage power back.

Junior linebacker Vinnie Sunseri is leading Marvin Ridge in most defensive categories heading into Friday’s Southern Carolina Conference opener at Porter Ridge. Sunseri tops the team in tackles (40) and tackles for loss (11) while sharing the team lead in interceptions (three). Junior cornerback Matt Chilton also has three picks

See DEFENSE / Page 3B

Union Co.’s 2009 Yardage Leaders

CHARLOTTE (AP) — The cars of championship leaders Mark Martin and Jimmie Johnson have passed a second NASCAR inspection. NASCAR inspected both the Hendrick Motorsports-owned cars after Sunday’s race in Kansas for a thorough inspection after the Chevrolets squeaked through a week earlier. The teams were warned they had nearly failed and were to not bring the cars to the track again. Team owner Rick Hendrick said he had no problem if NASCAR inspected his cars every week. The sanctioning body took him up on the offer when series officials took the cars back to its research and development center. NASCAR also examined the car of race winner Tony Stewart, as is standard procedure.

Through Week 7 (out of 12)

Passing Name, Yr. (School) G Com. Att. TD Int Yds YPG Ryan Smith, So. (SV) 6 87 141 10 3 1,017 169.5 Anthony Boone, Sr. (W) 6 48 99 10 4 878 146.3 Maurice Leak, Sr. (Pw) 6 38 79 9 1 740 123.3 Jalen Sowell, Jr. (Mon.) 6 38 74 14 6 719 119.8 Lee McNeill, So. (PR) 6 48 108 4 5 593 98.8 Tyler Chadwick, So. (Pm) 6 35 64 8 2 562 93.7


Bobcats exercise option on Augustin


Section B

SCC title could be decided today when powerhouses meet

Martin, Johnson pass inspection

CHARLOTTE (AP) — The Charlotte Bobcats are exercising the third-year option in guard D.J. Augustin’s contract for the 2010-11 season. The team has until the end of the month to decide whether to do the same with center Alexis Ajinca. Augustin, the ninth pick in the 2008 draft, averaged 11.8 points and 3.5 assists last season. Augustin will make $2.1 million next season. Charlotte also has an option for a fourth season. Bobcats coach Larry Brown was pleased to learn of the team’s decision. “It’s a no-brainer,” Brown said before Tuesday night’s preseason game in Cleveland. “He had a great year. He’s a great kid and he’s only going to get better.”


Photo by Jamie Belk

Sun Valley sophomore Jadarrius Williams, right, has been on fire of late. Williams has a combined seven touchdowns in his last three games and ran for a career-best 134 yards last week in a win over Bessemer City.

Blount, Smith reach milestones BY JUSTIN MURDOCK

E-J Sports Writer

MONROE Two quarterbacks in Union County eclipsed 1,000 yards last Friday, but in different ways. Forest Hills senior Juanne Blount is over the 1,000-yard rushing barrier for the second year in a row, while Sun Valley sophomore Ryan Smith went over 1,000 as a passer. Blount ran for 276 yards on 22 carries in a win over West Stanly, giving him a county-high 1,189 yards in seven games this season. He currently

leads UC with an average of 169.9 yards per game. In 11 regular season games last year, Blount had 186 attempts for a countybest 1,579 yards. Including four other playoff games, Blount finished with 2,246 rushing yards for the year. As a sophomore, Blount had 924 rushing yards in 10 regular season contests. Smith, a first-year starter, reached the 1,000-yard plateau in passing yards after throwing for 82 yards in last Friday’s win over Bessemer City.

See LEADERS / Page 3B

Name, Yr. (School) G KJ Brent, Jr. (MR) 6 Jamison Crowder, Jr. (M) 6 Marcus Leak, Jr. (Pw) 6 Cameron Leviner, Jr. (Pm) 7 Andre McManus, Sr. (SV) 6 Jody Fuller, So. (SV) 6 Cody Haverland, Jr. (W) 6 Dustin Cook, Sr. (SV) 6 Brian Lattimore, So. (Cuth) 7 Rad Crowell, Sr. (PR) 6

Rec 23 18 14 14 24 15 9 22 14 13

Yds. 406 361 356 360 276 232 212 208 236 198

RPG 3.8 3.0 2.3 2.0 4.0 2.5 1.5 3.7 2.0 2.2

YPG 67.7 60.2 59.3 51.4 46.0 38.7 35.3 34.7 33.7 33.0

Rushing Player, Yr. (School) G Juanne Blount, Sr. (FH) 7 Shamiir Hailey, Sr. (M) 6 Kemp Lotharp, Sr. (Pw) 4 Steven Miller, Sr. (Pm) 5 Charvis Barrino, Sr. (CA) 6 Brandon Little, So. (W) 5 Kolly Ogar, Jr. (MR) 6 M. Blackburn, So. (CA) 6 Rasheed Rushing, Fr. (UA) 6 Jad. Williams, So. (SV) 6

A 120 81 62 95 114 63 49 112 66 105

Yds 1,189 824 528 520 599 467 486 464 464 459

YPC 9.9 10.2 8.5 5.5 5.3 7.4 9.9 4.1 7.0 4.4

YPG 169.9 137.3 132.0 104.0 99.8 93.4 81.0 77.3 77.3 76.5

2B / Wednesday, October 7, 2009

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Twins grab last playoff spot MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Alexi Casilla’s one-out single in the bottom of the 12th inning scored Carlos Gomez from second base and the Minnesota Twins beat Detroit 6-5 in the AL Central tiebreaker Tuesday night, completing a colossal collapse for the Tigers.

The Tigers became the first team in baseball history to blow a three-game lead with four games left. The Twins went 17-4 to pull even on the final weekend, then emerged with their fifth division title in eight years. Baseball’s only real pennant race this

season needed an extra game, and extra innings to finish off a thriller that got better with every pitch. As Homer Hankies spiraled around the Metrodome, the Twins celebrated. They had 21 hours to get ready for Game 1 of the AL playoffs at Yankee Stadium.

Yellow Jackets nip Central Academy, 5-4 Forest Hills 5, CATA 4 Singles Gyna Salazar (FH) d. Jodi Griffin (MC) 6-0,6-2 Shannon Morris (FH) d. Annie Neese (MC) 6-7(2),6-4,(3) Rachel Harmon (FH) d. Savannah Newton (MC) 6-1,6-4 Holly Hughlett (MC) d. Brittany Rivenbark (FH) 6-2,6-4 Carley Moore (MC) d. Bridgette Helms (FH) 6-1,6-1 Kayla Fatih (MC) d. Kasey Strawn

from staff reports

MONROE Forest Hills High edged Central Academy 5-4 in girls tennis on Tuesday. The contest was tied at 3-all after singles play, and FH claimed victory by winning two of the three doubles matches. Gyna Salazar won at No. 1 singles and doubles to lead FH, which swept the top three seeds.

Volleyball Continued from Page 1B WHS won the first meeting with Marvin Ridge 3-0, but all three sets

(FH) 6-4,6-0 Doubles Salazar/Rivenbark (FH) d. Neese/ Griffin (MC) 8-6 Morris/Harmon (FH) d. Newton/ Hughlett (MC) 8-0 Moore/Trexler (MC) d. Helms/ Strawn (FH) 8-4

Volleyball Mavericks sweep Rebels In Roughedge, the Marvin Ridge volleyball team han-

were close. Weddington coach Carrie Powell expects more of the same Thursday. “Those girls play club like ours do and they play with our girls,” Powell said. “There’s that competitiveness between them anyway. They have

dled Parkwood 3-0 Tuesday to improve to 8-1 in the SCC. Set scores were 25-12, 25-11, and 25-10. Jackie Spurgeon had a strong performance for the Mavericks with 11 kills and seven digs, Ashlyn Sunseri had 10 kills and two blocks and Amanda Hampton had seven digs. The Mavs play again Thursday at home against Weddington starting at 6 p.m.

height, they have hitting, they have blocking. They have a lot of what we have, but they’re just a little bit younger. We’re young too, but we have four seniors and they have one. That makes a big difference with the experience you put on the court.”

Local Events Today Men’s College Soccer Wingate at Newberry, 4 p.m. Women’s College Soccer Brevard at Wingate, 5 p.m. High School Boys Soccer Monroe at Piedmont, 6 p.m. Cuthbertson at Central Academy, 6:30 p.m. High School Girls Tennis Sun Valley at Porter Ridge, 4 p.m. Marvin Ridge at Weddington, 4 p.m. High School Volleyball Piedmont at Forest Hills, 4:30 p.m. Weddington at Charlotte Latin, 4:30 p.m. Monroe at Parkwood, 5 p.m. Central Academy at Cuthbertson, 6 p.m.




Today MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 2:30 p.m. TBS — Playoffs, National League Division Series, game 1, Colorado at Philadelphia 6 p.m. TBS — Playoffs, American League Division Series, game 1, Detroit-Minnesota winner at New York 9:30 p.m. TBS — Playoffs, National League Division Series, game 1, St. Louis at Los Angeles WNBA BASKETBALL 7:45 p.m. ESPN2 — Playoffs, finals, game 4, Phoenix at Indiana

Tebow back at practice, but not cleared to play against LSU GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Wearing full pads and sweating from head to toe, Tim Tebow took snaps, threw passes and ran option plays Tuesday in his first practice since suffering a concussion 10 days ago. The only thing Florida’s star quarterback wasn’t allowed to do was run over anybody.

Tebow returned to practice on a limited basis, though he still has not been cleared to play in the top-ranked Gators’ Saturday night game at No. 4 LSU. Tebow wore a red, non-contact jersey — normal for quarterbacks — and took snaps with the first-team offense. “He looked like Tim out there today,” coach Urban Meyer

chest. He spent the night in a Lexington, Ky., hospital and sat out practice last week (Florida was off) and again Monday. He started running and lifting weights a few days ago. But Tebow didn’t receive partial clearance to return to the field until he met with a team of athletic trainers and doctors, including a concus-

said. “Obviously practice is a lot different from what’s going to happen Saturday night. We’re still doing an evaluation.” The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner suffered a concussion in Florida’s last game, against Kentucky on Sept. 26, when his head slammed into a teammates knee after he took a hard hit to the

sion expert from the University of Pittsburgh, during a pre-practice evaluation Tuesday. “Big smile on his face like you can imagine with Tim,” Meyer said. “He was very anxious to get going. He told us after his workout two days ago it was the first time he broke a sweat and how good he felt.”

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y-clinched division z-clinched wild card AMERICAN LEAGUE Sunday’s Games Detroit 5, Chicago White Sox 3 Boston 12, Cleveland 7 Baltimore 5, Toronto 4, 11 innings N.Y. Yankees 10, Tampa Bay 2 Minnesota 13, Kansas City 4 L.A. Angels 5, Oakland 3 Seattle 4, Texas 3 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Minnesota 6, Detroit 5, 12 innings NATIONAL LEAGUE Sunday’s Games N.Y. Mets 4, Houston 0

Cincinnati 6, Pittsburgh 0 Philadelphia 7, Florida 6, 10 innings Washington 2, Atlanta 1, 15 innings Milwaukee 9, St. Louis 7, 10 innings Arizona 5, Chicago Cubs 2 San Francisco 4, San Diego 3, 10 innings L.A. Dodgers 5, Colorado 3 End of regular season

2009 Postseason Glance

All Times EDT

DIVISION SERIES American League New York vs. Minnesota Today Minnesota at New York (Sabathia 19-8), 6:07 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 9 Minnesota at New York (Burnett 13-9), 6:07 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11 New York (Pettitte 14-8) at Minnesota Monday, Oct. 12 New York at Minnesota, if necessary Wednesday, Oct. 14 Minnesota at New York, if necessary Los Angeles. vs. Boston Thursday, Oct. 8 Boston (Lester 15-8) at Los Angeles (Lackey 11-8), 9:37 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 Boston (Beckett 17-6) at Los Angeles (Weaver 16-8), 9:37 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11 Los Angeles (Kazmir 10-9) at Boston (Buchholz 7-4) Monday, Oct. 12 Los Angeles (Saunders 16-7) at Boston (Lester 15-8), if necessary Wednesday, Oct. 14 Boston at Los Angeles, if necessary National League Los Angeles vs. St. Louis Today St. Louis (Carpenter 17-4) at Los Angeles (Wolf 11-7), 9:37 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 St. Louis (Wainwright 19-8) at Los Angeles (Kershaw 8-8), 6:07 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 Los Angeles at St. Louis (Pineiro 15-12), 6:07 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11 Los Angeles at St. Louis, if necessary Tuesday, Oct. 13 St. Louis at Los Angeles, if necessary Philadelphia vs. Colorado Today Colorado (Jimenez 15-12) at Philadelphia (Lee 7-4), 2:37 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 Colorado at Philadelphia (Hamels 10-11), 2:37 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 Philadelphia at Colorado, 9:37 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11 Philadelphia at Colorado, if necessary Tuesday, Oct. 13 Colorado at Philadelphia, if necessary

Pro football All Times EDT

AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA N.Y. Jets 3 1 0 .750 74 57 N. England 3 1 0 .750 87 71 Miami 1 3 0 .250 81 79 Buffalo 1 3 0 .250 74 110 W Indianapolis 4 Jacksonville 2 Houston 2 Tennessee 0

South L T Pct PF PA 0 0 1.000 106 62 2 0 .500 97 86 2 0 .500 94 92 4 0 .000 75 108

W Baltimore 3 Cincinnati 3 Pittsburgh 2 Cleveland 0

North L T 1 0 1 0 2 0 4 0

Pct PF PA .750 124 80 .750 84 76 .500 85 78 .000 49 118

West L T Pct PF PA 0 0 1.000 79 26 2 0 .500 101 102 3 0 .250 42 86 4 0 .000 64 112

NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA N.Y. Giants 4 0 0 1.000 107 64 Philadelphia 2 1 0 .667 94 72 Dallas 2 2 0 .500 96 78 Washington 2 2 0 .500 56 62 W N. Orleans 4 Atlanta 2 Carolina 0 Tampa Bay 0

South L T Pct PF PA 0 0 1.000 144 66 1 0 .667 57 53 3 0 .000 37 87 4 0 .000 54 107

Minnesota Chicago Green Bay Detroit

North L T Pct PF PA 0 0 1.000 118 80 1 0 .750 105 78 2 0 .500 104 93 3 0 .250 83 134

W 4 3 2 1

W 3 1 1 0

West L T 1 0 2 0 3 0 4 0

Pct PF PA .750 102 53 .333 57 68 .250 74 82 .000 24 108

Sunday’s Games Chicago 48, Detroit 24 Houston 29, Oakland 6 Washington 16, Tampa Bay 13 Indianapolis 34, Seattle 17 N.Y. Giants 27, Kansas City 16 New England 27, Baltimore 21 Cincinnati 23, Cleveland 20, OT Jacksonville 37, Tennessee 17 Miami 38, Buffalo 10 New Orleans 24, N.Y. Jets 10 Denver 17, Dallas 10 San Francisco 35, St. Louis 0 Pittsburgh 38, San Diego 28 Open: Arizona, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Carolina Monday’s Game Minnesota 30, Green Bay 23 Sunday, Oct. 11 Pittsburgh at Detroit, 1 p.m. Oakland at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Dallas at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Minnesota at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Washington at Carolina, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Atlanta at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. Houston at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. New England at Denver, 4:15 p.m. Indianapolis at Tennessee, 8:20 p.m. Open: San Diego, Chicago, Green Bay, New Orleans Monday, Oct. 12 N.Y. Jets at Miami, 8:30 p.m.

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

Thursday, Oct. 8

EAST Colgate (5-0) at Princeton (1-2), 7 p.m. MIDWEST Nebraska (3-1) at Missouri (4-0), 9 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 9

NFL Standings

W Denver 4 San Diego 2 Oakland 1 Kansas City 0

San Fran. Arizona Seattle St. Louis

FAR WEST Louisiana Tech (2-2) at Nevada (1-3), 9 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 10

EAST Vanderbilt (2-3) at Army (2-3), Noon Robert Morris (0-5) at Cent. Connecticut St. (3-1), Noon Villanova (5-0) at New Hampshire (4-0), Noon E. Illinois (4-1) at Penn St. (4-1), Noon St. Francis, Pa. (1-4) at Sacred Heart (0-4), Noon West Virginia (3-1) at Syracuse (2-3), Noon Dartmouth (0-3) at Yale (1-2), Noon Holy Cross (4-0) at Brown (1-2), 12:30 p.m. Harvard (2-1) at Cornell (2-1), 12:30 p.m. Georgetown, D.C. (0-5) at Lehigh (0-4), 12:30 p.m. Duquesne (2-3) at Albany, N.Y. (3-2), 1 p.m. Maine (2-3) at Hofstra (3-2), 1 p.m. Jacksonville (2-2) at Marist (2-3), 1 p.m. Wagner (2-3) at Monmouth, N.J. (2-2), 1 p.m. William & Mary (4-1) at Northeastern (0-5), 1 p.m. Bucknell (3-2) at Penn (1-2), 1 p.m. Towson (1-3) at Rhode Island (1-3), 1 p.m. Ball St. (0-5) at Temple (2-2), 1 p.m. Gardner-Webb (3-1) at Buffalo (1-4), 3:30 p.m. Connecticut (3-1) at Pittsburgh (4-1), 3:30 p.m. Texas Southern (1-3) at Rutgers (3-1), 3:30 p.m. Massachusetts (3-1) at Delaware (3-2), 6 p.m. Bryant (3-1) at Fordham (1-3), 6 p.m. Columbia (2-1) at Lafayette (3-1), 6 p.m. SOUTH Boston College (4-1) at Virginia Tech (4-1), Noon Richmond (4-0) at James Madison (2-2), 12:05 p.m. Georgia (3-2) at Tennessee (2-3), 12:21 p.m. Houston (3-1) at Mississippi St. (2-3), 12:30 p.m. Kentucky (2-2) at South Carolina (4-1), 12:30 p.m.

Dayton (3-1) at Campbell (1-3), 1 p.m. Morehead St. (2-3) at Davidson (1-3), 1 p.m. N. Carolina A&T (3-2) at Morgan St. (3-1), 1 p.m. S. Carolina St. (3-1) at Norfolk St. (2-2), 1 p.m. The Citadel (2-2) at Elon (4-1), 1:30 p.m. Prairie View (2-1) at Alabama St. (2-1), 2 p.m. Tennessee Tech (2-2) at Tenn.-Martin (2-3), 3 p.m. N.C. Central (0-5) at Appalachian St. (2-2), 3:30 p.m. Alabama (5-0) at Mississippi (3-1), 3:30 p.m. Georgia Southern (3-2) at North Carolina (3-2), 3:30 p.m. Marshall (3-2) at Tulane (2-2), 3:30 p.m. Indiana (3-2) at Virginia (1-3), 3:30 p.m. Alabama A&M (4-1) at Grambling St. (2-3), 4 p.m. Jacksonville St. (3-2) at Murray St. (1-3), 4 p.m. Duke (2-3) at N.C. State (3-2), 4 p.m. Chattanooga (3-1) at Samford (3-2), 4 p.m. MVSU (2-2) at Alcorn St. (0-3), 5 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff (2-2) at Jackson St. (0-4), 5 p.m. Tennessee St. (2-3) at E. Kentucky (3-1), 6 p.m. Howard (2-2) at Hampton (2-2), 6 p.m. Presbyterian (0-5) at Old Dominion (3-2), 6 p.m. Maryland (2-3) at Wake Forest (3-2), 6:30 p.m. VMI (1-3) at Coastal Carolina (2-2), 7 p.m. Bethune-Cookman (0-4) at Delaware St. (1-2), 7 p.m. North Texas (1-3) at LouisianaLafayette (2-2), 7 p.m. Florida A&M (4-0) at Miami (3-1), 7 p.m. Fla. International (0-4) at W. Kentucky (0-4), 7 p.m. Southern Miss. (3-2) at Louisville (1-3), 7:30 p.m. Georgia Tech (4-1) at Florida St. (2-3), 8 p.m. Florida (4-0) at LSU (5-0), 8 p.m. UTEP (2-3) at Memphis (1-4), 8 p.m. Cent. Arkansas (3-1) at Northwestern St. (0-4), 8 p.m. MIDWEST E. Michigan (0-4) at Cent. Michigan (4-1), Noon Michigan St. (2-3) at Illinois (1-3), Noon Purdue (1-4) at Minnesota (3-2), Noon Miami (Ohio) (0-5) at Northwestern (3-2), Noon Iowa St. (3-2) at Kansas (4-0), 12:30 p.m. Missouri S&T (0-1) at Drake (3-1), 2 p.m. Stony Brook (2-3) at North Dakota (2-2), 2 p.m. Austin Peay (1-4) at SE Missouri (1-4), 2 p.m. San Diego (2-2) at Valparaiso (1-3), 2 p.m. S. Dakota St. (3-1) at Missouri St. (3-2), 3 p.m. Illinois St. (2-3) at S. Illinois (3-1), 3 p.m. UC Davis (1-3) at South Dakota (3-2), 3 p.m. Bowling Green (1-4) at Kent St. (2-3), 3:30 p.m. Wisconsin (5-0) at Ohio St. (4-1), 3:30 p.m. N. Iowa (4-1) at N. Dakota St. (1-4), 4:07 p.m. Ohio (3-2) at Akron (1-3), 6 p.m. W. Illinois (1-3) at Youngstown St. (3-2), 6 p.m. W. Michigan (2-3) at Toledo (3-2), 7 p.m. Michigan (4-1) at Iowa (5-0), 8:05 p.m. SOUTHWEST Auburn (5-0) at Arkansas (2-2), Noon Oklahoma St. (3-1) at Texas A&M (3-1), 12:30 p.m. Kansas St. (3-2) at Texas Tech (3-2), 12:30 p.m. Nicholls St. (1-3) at Sam Houston St. (2-2), 3 p.m. SE Louisiana (2-2) at Texas St. (2-2), 3 p.m. Baylor (3-1) at Oklahoma (2-2), 3:30 p.m. Navy (3-2) at Rice (0-5), 3:30 p.m. McNeese St. (3-1) at Stephen F.Austin (3-1), 7 p.m. Colorado (1-3) at Texas (4-0), 7:15 p.m. East Carolina (3-2) at SMU (2-2), 8 p.m. FAR WEST New Mexico (0-5) at Wyoming (3-2), 2 p.m. Cal Poly (2-2) at Montana (4-0), 3 p.m. Oregon (4-1) at UCLA (3-1), 3:30 p.m. Weber St. (2-3) at E. Washington (4-1), 3:35 p.m. N. Arizona (2-2) at Montana St. (3-1), 3:35 p.m. Portland St. (1-4) at N. Colorado (1-4), 3:35 p.m.

Arizona St. (2-2) at Washington St. (1-4), 5 p.m. Idaho St. (0-5) at Sacramento St. (1-3), 5:05 p.m. Utah (3-1) at Colorado St. (3-2), 6 p.m. Stanford (4-1) at Oregon St. (3-2), 7 p.m. TCU (4-0) at Air Force (3-2), 7:30 p.m. Utah St. (1-3) at New Mexico St. (2-3), 8 p.m. Idaho (4-1) at San Jose St. (1-3), 8 p.m. BYU (4-1) at UNLV (2-3), 10 p.m. Arizona (3-1) at Washington (2-3), 10 p.m. Fresno St. (1-3) at Hawaii (2-2), 11:05 p.m.

Transactions Tuesday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB—Suspended St. Louis INF-OF Alan Ahmady (Batavia NY-Penn) for 50 games after testing positive for an amphetamine. American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Exercised 2010 club options on the contracts of RHP Freddy Garcia and LHP Matt Thornton. KANSAS CITY ROYALS— Announced first base coach Rusty Kuntz has been reassigned as a special assistant to the general manager/field instructor. Named Eddie Rodriguez first base coach. Announced the contract of bullpen coach John Mizerock will not be renewed. National League PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Named Dave Hollins special assignment scout. American Association GRAND PRAIRIE AIRHOGS— Exercised the 2010 option on RHP Steve Andrade. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CHARLOTTE BOBCATS—Exercised contract option of the 2010-11 season for G D.J. Augustin. FOOTBALL National Football League BALTIMORE RAVENS—Placed LB Brendon Ayanbadejo on the injured reserve list. Signed LB Prescott Burgess. CAROLINA PANTHERS—Signed DT Ra’Shon Harris to the practice squad. Released DE Maurice Evans from the practice squad. DALLAS COWBOYS—Signed CB Cletis Gordon. HOUSTON TEXANS—Placed LB Khary Campbell on injured reserve. Signed DE Tim Jamison from the practice squad. Released TE Clark Harris from the practice squad. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Re-signed FB Justin Griffith. released OT Kyle Williams. WASHINGTON REDSKINS—Signed P Glenn Pakulak to the practice squad. Released WR Trent Shelton from the practice squad. HOCKEY National Hockey League ATLANTA THRASHERS—Assigned LW Josh Gratton to Chicago (AHL). BOSTON BRUINS—Signed F Milan Lucic to a three-year contract extension through the 2012-13 season. DETROIT RED WINGS—Reassigned G Jordan Pearce to Toledo (ECHL). MONTREAL CANADIENS—Signed D Marc-Andre Bergeron to a oneyear contract. Announced F Sergei Kostitsyn has agreed to join Hamilton (AHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES—Assigned C Derek Armstrong to Peoria (AHL). American Hockey League AHL—Suspended Portland D Joe DiPenta one game for his actions in an Oct. 3 game at Springfield. WORCESTER SHARKS—Signed F Dennis McCauley to a one-year contract. ECHL READING ROYALS—Announced D Joey Ryan has been assigned to the team by Toronto (AHL). Signed F Daniel Steiner and F Jimmy Fraser. LACROSSE National Lacrosse League BUFFALO BANDITS—Signed F Kyle Clancy to a one-year contract. COLLEGE CANISIUS—Signed women’s basketball coach Terry Zeh to a contract extension through the 2012-13 season.

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Tennis Continued from Page 1B It surprised the Warriors because Li had not played a match for Marvin Ridge before then. Li is currently ranked second in the state by the USTA for 16-year-old girls and is 1-0 for Marvin Ridge this season. “Obviously it’s become the biggest match on our schedule and I think the girls are ready to play them again,� WHS coach Mike Murphy said. Murphy assumes that Li will be in the lineup for tonight’s match as she has only faced Weddington this season. For Weddington’s’ number one seed Meredith Branham, this is not the first time she has had to face one of North Carolina’s premier players – last season Branham played two matches against 4A state champion Grace Baker from Myers Park High. Murphy says the key to success against the Mavericks will be for the Warriors to come away with at least a 3-3 split in singles play and let doubles matches decide the final outcome. Weddington went down in singles against Marvin Ridge 4-2 during their last meeting. Marvin Ridge’s number two seed, Hannah Florian fell behind early against WHS’s Sarah Carroll during set one in their last meeting 4-6, but rebounded to take the second set 6-3 and the decisive tiebreaker 10-6. With big wins from his top-two seeds, MR coach Michael Watson commended his three and four seeds – Minali Nigam and Danielle David — for staying competitive throughout the match. “I felt like our number three and four, even in a loss, they battled back which really kept us in the match,� Watson said. “That was really what I thought was the key to the whole singles. Obviously if you’re down those two come off the court real quick and it changes the whole pressure of the match – so I thought those two battling back really made a difference.� Nigam lost 6-0, 3-6, 10-6 to Kindell Schmitt while David lost 6-2, 7-5 to Samantha Wingo. Teams that win their conference receive an automatic bid into the state playoffs. Teams that do not win their conference will be judged on winning percentages. The Warriors appear to be safe for the playoffs with an 11-2 overall record, but they would rather claim the league’s bid, and the championship trophy. “The girls are looking forward to it – it’s two good teams,� Murphy said. Today’s match begins at 4 p.m.

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Assault on Raiders’ coach being probed LYNDHURST, N.J. (AP) — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league is watching as authorities investigate allegations that Oakland Raiders coach Tom Cable assaulted one of his assistants. “We’re closely monitoring the case and will continue to monitor the case. We like to make sure we understand what all the facts are before we comment on it,� Goodell said Tuesday during an NFL Play 60 event in New Jersey. “When the appropriate time comes, we will speak to the coach,� the commissioner said. “The personal conduct rule applies to everyone in the NFL, from the commissioner to the players and including coaches. This is something we take very seriously.� The district attorney’s office in Napa County, Calif., said this week that it is reviewing the police report from the investigation. Raiders defensive assistant Randy Hanson was hospitalized with a broken bone in his face following an Aug. 5 attack that he told police was initiated by a member of the Raiders coaching staff at the team’s training camp hotel in Napa. Hanson initially did not tell police who his assailant was. His attorney, John McGuinn, told last week that Hanson told police that Cable was the coach who attacked him. Cable denied the allegations in August. On Monday, Cable said he would not comment on the most recent reports, saying he’ll let the legal process play out.

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Sophomore Lee McNeill won the starting job at quarterback in the preseason and currently ranks fifth in Union County in passing yards with 593. More importantly, the Pirates are off to the best start in the school’s five-year history with a 4-2 record heading into Friday’s big home game against Marvin Ridge.

Read more about the PR-MR matchup in Thursday’s issue of The Enquirer-Journal.

Favre shows Packers he can still be great at 40 EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The big 4-0 is right around the corner for Brett Favre. You’d never know it. The Minnesota Vikings quarterback played his last game of his 30s Monday night against the Green Bay Packers and showed everyone that his surgically repaired right arm has new life. He celebrates his 40th birthday on Saturday. “My arm feels great,� said Favre, who threw for 271 yards and three TDs to beat his old team. “It didn’t feel very good last year. I’m not going to make excuses. “But my arm feels a lot better

and I think it’s showing.� That’s for sure. After his first four games in purple, Favre has completed 68 percent of his passes for 837 yards, eight touchdowns and just one interception to lead the Vikings to a 4-0 start. It’s a far cry from how he ended his only season in New York. Favre suffered a partially torn biceps in his throwing arm last season. He threw nine interceptions and only two touchdowns as the Jets lost four of five down the stretch and missed the playoffs. Dr. James Andrews performed surgery on his biceps in May, cutting the partially torn ten-

don to alleviate the pain that caused Favre, whose birthday is Saturday, to (temporarily) retire for a second consecutive season last spring. It’s a pro- FAVRE cedure that’s growing in popularity and allowing older athletes to extend their careers, according to Dr. Anthony Romeo, section head of shoulder and elbow surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.


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In six games this season, Smith is 87-of-141 (61.7 percent) for 1,017 yards with 10 touchdowns and three interceptions. He ranks first in UC with an average of 169.5 passing yards per game. Smith and the Spartans (5-1) open up play in the Southern Carolina Conference at Anson County on Friday starting at 7:30 p.m. The Yellow Jackets have a bye.

Wade’s impact

Cuthbertson High is taking its lumps as a first-year school without a senior class, but the 0-7 Cavaliers have some individuals accumulating some numbers. Junior Lamar Wade leads the team in tackles with 47. Wade also leads the team in forced fumbles (two) and has a fumble recovery while sharing the team lead WADE in tackles for loss (three). Sophomore Geoff Vincent is second on the team in tackles with 36, followed closely by junior Hazjohn Courtland (35), sophomore Ray Royal (34) and junior Jaylon Stitt. Stitt scored the school’s first defensive touchdown, while Wade has a rushing touchdown and junior Paul Sileo a receiving touchdown. Sileo is averaging 30 yards on five receptions, including a 79-yard and a 52-yard score. Junior receiver Brian Lattimore has 14 catches for 236 yards — ranking him among the top 10 in Union County in both categories.

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Cuthbertson junior receiver Brian Lattimore (11) has caught 14 passes for 236 yards this season, ranking him among the county’s top 10 in both categories.

Cavs down Bobcats 92-87 in preseason opener CLEVELAND (AP) — The LeBron and Shaq Show is off and running. NBA icons, All-Stars and A-plus-list celebrities LeBron James and Shaquille O’Neal made their debut as Cleveland teammates on Tuesday night in the Cavaliers’

mid-August. “That’s a pretty significant, painful injury,� Vikings coach Brad Childress said. “He couldn’t have come here if he wouldn’t have had the surgery. He knows that.� Millions of eyes tuned in to watch Favre against his oncebeloved Packers, where he spent 16 seasons. He completed 20 of 24 throws for 242 yards and three TDs in the first three quarters to get out to a big lead, and the Vikings held on for an important division win. Two weeks ago, Favre threw a 32-yard TD pass to Greg Lewis for the game winner on the last play.

“Not only do they do well,� Romeo said, “but they get better faster.� That certainly seems to be the case with Favre, who had two options this summer. First, he could have had Andrews repair the torn tendon, which calls for a much longer recovery time. “If they did that for Brett Favre, he would not be playing this year,� Romeo said. Instead, Andrews cut the tendon to relieve the pain. The recovery time is much shorter with that option, which paved the way for Favre to go through about six weeks of rehabilitation and join the Vikings in

92-87 preseason-opening victory over the Charlotte Bobcats. The two are hoping to end this city’s pro sports championship drought stretching to 1964, and while they are as much as nine months away from accomplishing that goal, it’s

already clear their pairing will be fun to watch. James, wearing a pink pair of his signature Nikes for breast cancer awareness month, scored 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting in 14 minutes. O’Neal, who said his goal is to “win a ring for the King�

in Cleveland, scored six points and added three rebounds and a block in 15 minutes. Neither played in the second half. Charlotte was without injured starters Tyson Chandler (ankle surgery) and Boris Diaw (ankle sprain).

After rushing for a career-high 134 yards on 24 carries in last Friday’s win over Bessemer City, Sun Valley sophomore tailback Jadarrius Williams has moved up to 10th in the county in rushing yards per game with an average of 76.5. In six games, Williams has 105 attempts for 459 yards. He appeared in the Spartans’ seasonopening win over Ashbrook, but did not record a carry. Central Academy senior Charvis Barrino moved up from eighth

to fifth place in rushing yards per game after totaling 179 yards on the ground in last Friday’s loss to North Stanly. For the season, Barrino has 114 carries for 599 yards. He also has a team-high 10 touchdowns.

Odds and ends ...

... Sun Valley senior Andrew McManus leads the county in receptions with 24 after catching three balls for 14 yards in last Friday’s win. Marvin Ridge junior KJ Brent is second with 23 grabs, while SV senior Dustin Cook is third with 22 receptions. ... Four players in the county have at least 100 rushing attempts this season, including Blount (120), Barrino (114), Central Academy’s Mitchell Blackburn (112) and Williams (105). ... Weddington quarterback Anthony Boone needs just 122 passing yards to reach 1,000 for the third straight season. Boone, who is a four-year starter, threw for 1,777 yards as a sophomore in 2007 before passing for 1,229 yards last year.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS 004 Legals Notice of Sale On Tuesday October 27, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Browning Mini Warehouse will sell various items of personal property to assertion of a lien for rental at its self storage facility. The sale of personal property will be held at office location at 2408 Waxhaw Hwy. Monroe, NC 28112. Please be aware that we will no longer accept partial payments. Must be paid in full by Friday October 23, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. Auctioneer Bill Cox NCAL #6783 Units for auction 4 LeGualt 29 Patterson 37 Krepilak 52 Rogers 60 Keziah September 30, 2009 October 7, 2009


LEGAL AD Notice of Municipal General and Monroe Run-off Union County, North Carolina Municipal Elections will be held on November 3, 2009 in Union County, North Carolina for Mayor, Town Council/Town Commissioner for the Towns of and Villages of Fairview, Hemby Bridge, Lake Park, Marshville, Marvin, Mineral Springs, Stallings, Unionville, Weddington, Wesley Chapel and a possible Run-off for Monroe to vote on Mayor and Council/Commissioners offices. 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 are in the above municipalities 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 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

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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 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 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

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 BANKRUPT-

CY 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

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

09 SP 570 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, UNION Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by GARY WOOD CONSTRUCTION, INC., to 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

CITY OF MONROE LEGAL NOTICE HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION MEETING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Historic District Commission of the City of Monroe, North Carolina on the 12th day of October, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the City Hall, 300 W. Crowell Street, Monroe, NC to consider the following: COA #10-15000003- Certificate of Appropriateness - Wayne Shauan request a Certificate of Appropriateness to add railings on the front porch at 405 E. Talleyrand AvenueTax ID # 09-231-201. COA #10-15000004- Certificate of Appropriateness - Phil D. Wood, on behalf of George Hilbish, request a Certificate of Appropriateness to build a 40’ x 25” deck at 607 S. Hayne Street- Tax ID # 09-235009. COA #10-15000005- Certificate of Appropriateness - Theresa Sexton request a Certificate of Appropriateness to build a 26’ x 24’ detached garage at 400 S. Washington StreetTax ID # 09-235-222. Persons interested are invited to attend the hearing and present their views for or against the proposed request. The Chairman reserves the right to adjourn the meeting to a place and time to be announced at said hearing. Any person may request an accommodation for a disabling condition in order to attend the hearing. This request should be made to the Secretary to the Board at 704-282-4527. By Order of the Historic District Commission Maryann Brown Secretary to the Board October 7, 2009 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The Union County Board of Education, Monroe, NC, will receive sealed bids for serving lines as part of the new cafeteria at Piedmont High School. Complete bidding documents are available from Nancy Moore 704.2963000 ext 2094, 407 N. Main Street, Suite 100, Monroe, NC 28112, Questions will be received no later than October 14, 2009 to .us. A summary of all questions and answers will be sent as an addendum, located under the RFP # being modified. It is the offeror's responsibility to assure that all addenda have been reviewed and, if need be, signed and returned. Sealed bids will be due no later than 10:00 am on October 20, 2009. Deliver sealed bids to Nancy Moore, Union County Public Schools, 407 N. Main Street, Suite 100, Monroe, NC 28112 referencing bid number 0-8700032. Bids may not be withdrawn for (90) days after bid due date. The Owner reserves the right to reject each and every bid and to waive informalities in bidding. Minority Participation: Bidders shall note the compliance with the Owner’s Minority Participation Policy is applicable to this project. Bids may not be withdrawn for (90) days after bid due date. The Owner reserves the right to reject each and every bid and to waive informalities in bidding. October 4, 6, 7, 2009 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR BARTOW COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA KITTANA OWENSBY, Plaintiff CIVIL ACTION

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 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF UNION IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK 9E0564 ADMINISTRATOREXECUTOR NOTICE Having duly qualified before the Honorable J.R. Rowell, Clerk of Superior Court of Union County, as personal representative of the Estate of Evelyn Sanders Jones, deceased. This is to notify all persons having claims against said Estate to present them to the undersigned on or before the 10th day of January, 2010, or the same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate please make immediate payment. This 7th day of October, 2009. Executrix: Peggy A. Jones 522 Old Hwy 74 Marshville, NC 28103 October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2009

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NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA – WAKE COUNTY In the General Court of Justice – Superior Court Division WRI Galleria, LLC v. G.L. II, LLC and Helio Gusmao 09 CVS 12033 To Helio Gusmao and G.L. II, LLC Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-entitled action. The nature of the relief being sought is for $586,695.68, attorneys’ fees in the amount of 15% of the judgment, plus interest as allowed by law, owed on the 2/2/2005 Lease Agreement executed by Progressive Development Partners of Sardis, LLC, as landlord, which later assigned its interest to WRI Galleria, LLC, and G.L. II, LLC, as tenant, as guaranteed by Helio Gusmao. You are required to make defense to such pleading not later than November 16, 2009, and upon your failure to do so the party seeking service against you will apply to the court for the relief sought. This the 7th day of October, 2009. Elizabeth Sims Hedrick WILLIAMS MULLEN Attorneys for WRI Galleria, LLC P.O. Drawer 1000 Raleigh, North Carolina 27602 October 7, 14, 21, 2009

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 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

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 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


Carolina Clinic looking to hire CMA’s, Medical Biller, PT Medical Transcriptionist. Please fax all resume to attn: Michelle 704-296-2743

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 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

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LEGAL AD The Union County Board of Elections will meet in the Board of Elections' Office located at 316 B East Windsor St. at 4:00 p.m. on the following dates to review applications for absentee ballots for the November 3, 2009 Municipal General / Monroe Run-off election as well as regularly scheduled meetings. October 13, 20, 27, and November 2, 2009. The Board will meet at 2:00 p.m. on November 3, 2009 to count absentees in the Board of Elections office and at 7:30 p.m. to count transfers. A state mandated hand-toeye count of paper ballots will be held on Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. in the Union County Board of Elections office. On Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. the Board of Elections will meet to canvass the returns of the election in the Board of Elections office. Bobby H. Griffin, Chairman Union County Board of Elections October 7, 2009 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 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.), 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

The Enquirer-Journal reserves the right to edit or reject and correctly classify an ad at any time. The Enquirer-Journal will assume no liability for omission of advertising material in whole or in Seeking a MOA or CMA for a medical office. Fax part. ERRORS resume to (1-775)2514575. Please check your ad the first day it runs. If you find an 048 Prof/Tech error, call the first day so Executive Secretary/ your ad can be corrected. The Enquirer-Journal will Admin Asst. FT position for give credit for only the first professional, highly expeincorrect publication. rience individual to assist president of manufacturPAYMENT ing company. Requires strong verbal, and writing Pre-payment is required for skills, excellent grammar all individual ads and all and spelling. Attention to business ads. Business acdetails with proficient abilcounts may apply for pre-apity to multi-task. Word, proved credit. For your conExcel, Outlook, etc. Fax venience, we accept Visa, resume to 704-289-5951 Master Card, cash, or & include references & checks salary requirements.

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1988 PETERBUILT (379) C at. M otor, 15 S peed W ith O verdrive, 411 R ear E nd, N ew P arts, 63” Flat Top S leeper, R ebuilt E ngine and Transm ission.

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062 Homes for Pets


Found brown Dachshund Free Kittens beautiful litter Marshville area call to trained, 3m, 1f, good identify (843)680-6662 home (704)242-0313 Found large male dog Hwy 200S (704)764-9055 call to identify

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704-261-2214 BUSINESS SERVICES EMPLOYMENT 038 Cosmetology Hair Stylist needed booth rental available. Hair Worx 704-289-4181

040 Help Wanted Avon- Do you need an extra $200-500? Act now! Ft/Pt. Free gift. Medical Ins. avail. 704/821-7398 Carpet Cleaner Helper NCDL req'd, work nights, weekend & travel req’d, must live Indian Trail / Monroe area 704-261-1100

MERCHANDISE 068 Auctions Estates, Antiques Farm Equipment Belk Auction Co. (704)339-4266

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

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Parkwood/Prospect Sch dist. 3br 2ba 1800sf, appliances, lg yard, no pets, $650mo. (843)672-5823 Waxhaw 3br 2.5ba kit, dining, den w/fp, all appliances & yard maintenance include $1195mo. Sherin Realty (704)882-1634

REAL ESTATE - SALE 126 Houses For Sale $8,000 Tax Credit to buy your first home Call to see if you may qualify New Homes Available from $129,900 Leon 704607-2602

★★★★★★★★★★★ 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 ★★★★★★★★★★★


New Kentucky 31 Fescue Seed 50 lbs bag $25 (704)624-5246

PINE NEEDLES $3.85 / Bale. Free Delivery (704)291-7149

082 Yard/Garage Sales

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

floors lg. rooms Pinedell $625mo+dep 980-7216214 or (704)289-4017

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

114 Houses For Rent $800 for brick 3br 2ba @ 2009 Confederate St. Monroe, take sec. 8 (704)289-5410

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

REDUCED! 3 bd 2bt den w/ fp, dlbl carport, det. shop near Wingate $129,900

Heritage Realty

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

6804 3rd Ave Indian Trail

Unionville/Piedmon clean/neat $600mo (704)289-1460

Marshville 2br 1ba $250 bi weekly $250dep. & 3br 2ba $300 bi weekly $300 dep 704-320-4152 or 704-221-4233 Wingate: 2 mo free rent 3BR 2BA $600 Cent H/A. No pets. 704-451-8408

140 Mobile Homes - Sale $500.00 DN moves you in. Call and ask me how. 704-225-8850 For Sale 3br 2ba Monroe

brick ranch 3br 1ba, w/1 acre for limited time While many work-athrdwd, lg yard, great loc. only. No money down home opportunities only $850mo. 100% financing OAC bed-Sunquest Pro listed provide real in- Tanning call Adam 704-573-4106 Qualifiers for $8,000 Gov. 24 made by Wolfe Tancome, many seek only Rebate (704)320-4878 ning Systems. $300. Call 6903 Oakland Ave. Ind. Trl. to sell booklets or cata(704)843-5957 & lv msg. 3br 2ba 1400sf, cent H/A, logs on how to get 1ac lot, $850mo. dep &ref Land Owners Wanted FINANCIAL such work. Zero Down req’d, 704-282-6417

Please use caution when responding to all such ads. 043 Truck Drivers

Mechanic needed call 980-721-9364

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INVESTIGATE BEFORE YOU INVEST! Always a good policy, especially for business opportunities and franchises. Call NC Attorney General at (919)-716-6000 or

708 Springhill Dr. Stallings 3br 1ba, 1000sf, cent H/A, $700mo +dep & ref’s req’d 704-282-6417

2003 Cadillac Seville STS Loaded, like new, new M ichelin tires. 41,000 M iles.

$14,500 704-608-4748 9A-9P


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call for details (704)225-8850 TRANSPORTATION

Owner financing 3br 2.5ba 148 Autos For Sale town home. $149,900.00 owner financing available. 93 Honda Civic 2 dr, stand4005 F Christine Lane ard trans, 170k miles, Waxhaw NC (Alma Vilgood cond 38 mpg $2000 lage) Call 704-609-5463 firm (704)233-0464

We accept cash, checks or Mastercard, VISA and American Express. Cancellable but non-refundable.


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

3411 Arbor Point Dr. Indian Trail 28079 3br 2ba $159,000 (704)222-0716 or 704-882-1103

To advertise your business & services for as little as $2.72 per day in this section call 704-261-2213

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Monroe, 3br 2ba 1100sf w/nice yard, stor. bldg. kennel, appliances, cent H/A, $875mo. (704)5627746

★ Monroe Apt. ★ 1mo. free w/12mo. lease Beautiful, quiet, patio’s w/pool, paid water Studio’s $410 1br $475, 2br $560-590 3br $690 704-289-5949


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Mineral Springs $1,200mo. house only, $1495mo w/pasture spacious 3br 3ba 2car gar. 3000sf good for horses Monroe 3br 1.5ba $750mo. Austin Rentals (704)289-6531

seed 98.5% germ, Very nice 2br 1ba hdwd 3br 2ba $25ea 704-254-7775

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112 Apartments Camelot Apt free power for 1yr no dep. $125wk, $50mo. water no pets, $175 to move in weekly. 3605 Evans Mill Rd. Pageland SC 843-672-5616 (843)672-7445

114 Houses For Rent

A Brand New Queen Pillow Top mattress set still in plastic $150, (704)998- Monroe 2br apt all appliances, cent A/H, $650mo. 8044 +$650dep. 704-283-4712 2 BR, 1BA Loveseat $200, end tables leave message C-HT + Air. No Pets. $50 each, TV $35, Lamps Call (704)283-9236 Newly Remodeled $10 each, Bedroom outfit Townhouse 2bd/1.5 ba $250 704-443-6010 2br 1ba 5 miles out of Mon$600mo. roe $525mo +dep & refs. 704-283-3097 078 Feed/Seed/Plants req’d, (704)283-4269 or 50 lb bag fescue grass 704-577-2253 113 Duplexes

Quality Control Earn up to Sat, 7am until, Multi family, Marshville-corner Land$100 a day, evaluate resford & Canal. Tools, tail stores, training providwalking canes, coin coled, No exp req’d. call lecting items & lots more. 877-372-3767

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Let us help your dreams come true . . . Check out these fantastic homes and land deals in our area!

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


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. Call Mike at 704-361-4308.


REDUCED 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


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. Call Elsie: 704-363-8815 PRUDENTIAL CAROLINAS REALTY

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


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. Jeff Hall - Realtor/Broker 980-722-6702-cell

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

Michael Calabrese 704-231-7750



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


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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Lot $30,000


5930 Timbertop Lane Charlotte, NC 28215

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

Jeff Hall - Realtor/Broker 980-722-6702-cell

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 : list price $79,500.

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

Call Remax Executive: 704.602.8295, Lara Taylor

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

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.

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.

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