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This house at 144 Carolina Woods Drive, which is in foreclosure, is scheduled to be sold on Jan. 27.

Henderson man also accused of assaulting victim By WILLIAM F. WEST Daily Dispatch Writer

OXFORD — A 32-yearold Henderson man is being held in the Granville County Jail on $250,000 bond after the Oxford Police Department charged him with felony attempted first-degree rape. Anthony Royster, of 720 7-B Highland Ave., additionally Royster is charged with felony assault by strangulation and felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. The alleged offenses occurred in a building in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Police Detective Sgt. Mark Blair said. Royster allegedly used a sharp-edged instrument as the weapon and allegedly used his hands to strangle the accuser, Blair said. Blair said he cannot provide additional information because an investigation is continuing. Royster, who was arrested Thursday, additionally is charged with misdemeanor unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Blair said the alleged misdemeanor offense is not connected to the alleged felony offenses. Blair said Royster is scheduled to be in District Court at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 27. Contact the writer at bwest@

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Deaths Henderson Raymond Beck, 87 Clifton Burwell, 50 Maggie W. Lewis, 60 Warren County Henderson D. Wilson, 70

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Henderson firefighters Wayne Fiscus, left, and Michael Fleming spray water on the grass in front of this house Friday morning at 815 Harriett St. to keep the fire from spreading during a control-burn by the Henderson Fire Department. To view or purchase photos, visit us on the Web at



Vance, area foreclosure filings down Tri-County bucking trend in state; only Granville rate rises By DAVID IRVINE Dail;y Dispatch Writer



Above, two chimneys are all that remain of the roof at 815 Harriett St. Below, Drewry volunteer firefighter Josh Leonard, rear, and Cokesbury volunteer firefighter Shawn Pulliam man a hose at the control burn on Harriett Street.

Cokesbury volunteer fire chief Chris Wright carries a bundle of lit straw to ignite another part of the house at 815 Harriett St. Wright is also a firefighting instructor at Vance-Granville Community College, who’s class participated in the training. The Henderson Fire Department along with area volunteer agencies participated in the burn.

Violence, education, jobs Man asks officials to join him in march for city’s youth By WILLIAM F. WEST Daily Dispatch Writer

A Henderson man told the City Council he will lead a march seeking to end violence, improve education and call attention to the need for jobs. Bryan Hargrove, who said he has a permit to march Feb. 6, asked the municipal elected officials to join him in standing up for the city’s youth. Hargrove told the council earlier this week that “I would like to see a lot more input as to what we’re doing about our kids because we’re losing them daily. “And it might not be death, but we’re losing them to the streets. And that’s something that we have to stop,” Hargrove said.

There are neighborhoods with dilapidated housing, messy grounds and “kids just hanging in the street,” Hargrove said. “We have to come up with something that we can give them. We have to give them options,” Hargrove said. “We blame them for a lot of stuff that goes on in Henderson,” Hargrove said. “And a lot of ‘em are doing things that goes on in Henderson. But, guess what we’re not doing? We’re not giving ‘em options. We’re not giving ‘em anything else to do.” “We can build jails all day, but, if we don’t give ‘em anything else, yeah, we’re going to fill ‘em up,” Hargrove added. “But, why don’t we try to do

something to try to stop them from going? Why don’t we get in the street?” The council met Monday evening. Hargrove, 46, a substitute schoolteacher, told the newspaper he will march at 11 a.m. from the corner of Dabney Drive and Garnett Street to Henderson Middle School, 219 Charles St. Also on Monday evening, local governmental watchdog Lewis Edwards presented the council a letter opposing the municipal government’s support for the proposed sewer line from the Zeb Vance High School campus to Kittrell. Edwards, in the letter, said

WILTON — A 54-year-old Youngsville woman died as a result of a head-on collision with a tractor-trailer on N.C. 56 near Walters Road in the southeastern part of Granville County, the state Highway Patrol said. Valerie Ann Hyers, of 35 Williamston Ridge Drive, was driving a 2008 Kia car west on N.C. 56 when she crossed the center line and hit an eastbound

1999 Freightliner being driven by Melvin Clyde Lefler II, 39, the patrol said. The car being driven by Hyers went off the pavement and to the right, the patrol said. The tractor-trailer being driven by Lefler crossed the center line, striking a westbound 2003 GMC car being driven by Brian Andrew McRee, 42, the patrol said. The GMC car came to rest on the shoulder, the patrol said. Lefler, of 160 Happy Lake

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Road, Rockwell, was taken to Granville Health System with minor injuries. McRee, of 528 W. River Road, Louisburg, was unharmed. The wreck happened at 6:31 a.m. Thursday on the two-lane route and Trooper C.E. Lloyd responded. The death of Hyers was the first fatality on a route in Granville County this year.

A 27-year-old Henderson man has been arrested by officers of the Henderson Police Department Criminal Investigations Division and agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Police said Johnnie Lewis was taken into custody Wednesday on an outstanding federal indictment. He is being held without bond on federal charges of posLewis session of a firearm by a convicted felon, pending proceedings in federal court. Lewis, whose case was taken over by the ATF, was charged on July 7 with robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon.

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Foreclosure filings on homes in North Carolina rose 17 percent between 2008 and 2009. However, Vance County and its neighboring counties are bucking the trend. Foreclosure filings in Vance County declined by 11 percent and in Warren County by 9 percent. Foreclosure filings in Granville County rose 4 percent, still considerably below the state rate. A foreclosure filing only means that the foreclosure process has begun. It does not necessarily mean that the homeowner will lose the house. During the process the owner may take any of several actions to avoid losing the home — by refinancing, by coming up with the necessary cash or by selling the house and paying off the mortgage. But the number of foreclosure listings may provide a rough barometer of the economic health of an area. A total of 63,341 foreclosure filings in the state’s courts occurred in 2009, compared with 53,960 in 2008. In the three-county area, the number of 2009 filings were: • Granville County — 344, up from 331 in 2008. • Vance County — 208, down from 233 in 2008. • Warren County — 70, down from 77 in 2008 . The number of foreclosure filings is related to the size of the county. To compare one area with another, the population needs to be taken into account. In North Carolina, there was one foreclosure filing for every 146 residents. The three-county area had a better record than the state as a whole. In Granville County the rate was one


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Mark It Down Today Dee’s Music Barn — Dee’s Music Barn, 3101 Walters Road, Creedmoor, will be featuring The Woodruff Band at 7 p.m. For more information, call (919) 528-5878.

Sunday Warren County library — Billy Stevens, international lecturer and musician, will appear at the Warren County Memorial Library at 3 p.m. Stevens’ performance will demonstrate how historic interactions between African Americans and European Americans shaped the evolution of American popular music. He will be the first of three speakers at the library leading up to the “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music� exhibit opening May 1. The event is hosted by the Friends of the Library. Warren County MLK observance — The sixth annual Warren County observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be held at 3:45 p.m. at the Coley Springs Missionary Baptist Church in the Afton community in Warrenton. The guest preacher will be the Rev. Dr. J. Vincent Terry Sr., pastor of Mount Peace Baptist Church in Raleigh. He will speak on the theme, “Building the Dream: Remembering His Life, Legacy and Work.� The Warren County Martin Luther King Community Choir will sing. The 2009 Martin Luther King Trailblazer Awards will also be presented. For more information, contact Larry M. Jones Jr., chairperson, at (252) 382-4180. Vance County MLK observance — The Vance County Ministerial Alliance will sponsor a Martin Luther King Jr. Day service at Spring Street Missionary Baptist Church at 4 p.m. The speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Reginald Van Stephens, who has been the pastor of White Rock Baptist Church since 1995. The public is invited to attend.

Monday King holiday luncheon — Professionals Organized for the Betterment of the Underprivileged (POBU) will sponsor a Martin Luther King Jr. Day luncheon at noon at the Ambassador Inn and Suites on Parham Road. The speaker will be the Rev. William Clayton from St. James Baptist Church in Henderson. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children. For more information on purchasing tickets, contact Stephanie Taylor at 492-2424 or Clara Foster at 438-7945. Granville King holiday breakfast — The Granville County Human Relations Commission and Oxford city government will sponsor its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast at 8 a.m. at Oxford Baptist Church, 147 Main St. Creedmoor Mayor Darryl Moss will be the guest speaker. Tickets are required to attend the breakfast. For ticket information, call the county administration office at (919) 693-5240. King holiday celebration — The Oxford-Granville Martin Luther King Celebration Committee will celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at 5 p.m. at the Northern Granville Middle School Auditorium. The keynote speaker will be Judge Quon Bridges, who will speak on the theme “Never Give Up On Your Dreams.� The event will also include the reading of essays and music by local choirs. Churches and youth organizations are particularly encouraged to bring young people to the event. The public will be admitted free of charge. Granville King holiday observance­— At 7 p.m., the Granville County Interdenominational Conference will host its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day worship service at First Baptist Church off Granville Street. Irving Joyner, assistant law school dean at N.C. Central University, will be the speaker. Vance King holiday breakfast — The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast program will be held at 8 a.m. at Spring Street Baptist Church, 511 Orange St. The Rev. Dr. James W. Smith, pastor of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Bahama, will be the guest speaker. Smith is a consultant for continuing legal education, a former attorney, and the author of the book “Deal By Me.� Childbirth classes — Maria Parham Medical Center will offer Lamaze-certified childbirth classes at 6:30 p.m. at the hospital. Expectant moms who are between their fifth and eighth month of pregnancy are eligible to take the class. Participants do not have to be Vance County residents. Class size is limited and the fee is $50. Anyone who is interested in taking the course must call (252) 436-1881 to register. If you have questions about the class, please call Jackie Ross at (252) 436-1414.

When the weather is cold and energy prices are “hot,� consider blanketing the hot water heater to cool those bills. But first, a little bit about water heaters. A hot water heater is just a tank of water that is heated to a preset temperature (generally about 140 degrees Mary Helen F.). When Jones you use hot Cooperative water, it Extension is drawn from the tank and new cold water replaces it. Regardless of whether any water is used, it takes energy to keep the water hot. Energy is always escaping to the colder air that surrounds the tank. Almost all heaters have at least some minimal level of insulation to help

How effective are insulation blankets at reducing energy costs? A properly installed blanket can reduce energy loss by 25 percent to 45 percent, depending on factors such as age and location of the water heater. If you consider that the average home spends $25 or more each month for hot water, depending on the number of occupants and the fuel source, the savings will

The new year brings many things, but one of the most important is the U. S. Decennial Census. Each decade, the U. S. Census Bureau attempts to count every single person in the United States. Unfortunately, certain marginalized communities consistently get undercounted because of issues of trust, neglect and access. Often those communities are low-income communities and communities of color (primarily African American and Latino). This has a huge impact as over $400 billion each year is distributed by the federal government based on census figures through Medicaid, funding for education, community development funding, vocational training, public transit and many more federal, state and local programs.

In addition to cutting communities off from their fair share of resources, an undercount also violates individuals’ and communities’ civil rights to fair and equal political representation when political district boundaries are redrawn. Community organizations in Vance County are coming together to make sure everyone is counted. Concerned residents, activists and community organizations are all invited to attend an informal planning meeting on Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Vance County Senior Center. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to patricia. or or call (252) 4300257, ext. 22. The senior center is located at 126 S. Garnett St.

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quickly cover the initial cost of the water heater blanket. But what about a hot water heater that is in the basement or garage? Regardless of location, a tank that is warm to the touch needs additional insulation.

drain at the bottom and the flue at the top, make sure the airflow to the burner isn’t obstructed, and don’t insulate the top of the tank — the insulation is combustible and can interfere with the draft diverter.


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The blankets are easy to install. The only tools you’ll need are a razor knife and a tape measure. The cost is fairly modest with most running between $10 and $25. Some utility companies offer rebates or installation assistance. A note of caution about gas hot water heaters: the installation of insulating blankets or jackets on gas and oil-fired water heater tanks is more difficult than those for electric water heater tanks. It’s best to have a qualified plumbing and heating contractor add the insulation. If you install it yourself, read and follow the directions very carefully. Keep the jacket or blanket away from the

In addition to installing a water heater blanket, there are other things that you can do to reduce the costs of that hot shower: • Insulate the hot water pipes • Lower the tank temperature • Install a timer • Install low flow shower heads Water heater blankets are inexpensive, easy to install and efficient. Also, some utility companies sell them at discounted prices, offer rebates, and even install them at low or no cost.

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Tips from the Vance Co. Parenting Task Force Parenting class Are you the parent of a child 2-5 years old? If so, beginning Jan. 21, you are invited to join us at 305 Young St., Henderson, for the “Incredible Years� Basic Parenting Series. Attend Thursday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or Thursday evenings from 5-7 p.m. for 15 weeks.

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The “Mark It Down� calendar announces events happening in the community that are sponsored by civic organizations, nonprofit groups, government organizations and similar groups. The Daily Dispatch staff asks that items intended for inclusion in the calendar be submitted in writing at least five days in advance of the event. Please include a contact person’s name and phone number in case there are questions. Items for this listing can be e-mailed to Due to the overwhelming number of churches served by the Dispatch, church events cannot be listed in the “Mark It Down� calendar.

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keep the heat inside the tank. Newer models have more insulation. But, unless your water heater’s storage tank already has a high R-value of insulation (at least R-24), adding insulation can reduce standby heat losses. A water heater blanket is made of insulation contained in sheet plastic so that it can be attached to the water heater. Blankets are rated based on their ‘R’ value just like other insulation. A blanket with R-11 is recommended.

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The City Council approved amending an agreement with Gateway Community Development Corp. regarding the A.L. Harris housing development off William Street. The council previously approved the use of state Powell Bill funding to complete construction of a new street within Phase II of the project because of cost overruns resulting from unsuitable soil. The Powell Bill is the North Carolina law specifically allocating part of revenues collected on fuel sales to municipal governments for them to build and improve streets. A deed was executed with Gateway in the amount of $40,660, to be paid back to the city by June 30 of last year. Based on the final construction cost, the final amount to be paid back is $34,378. City Manager Ray Griffin said

FORECLOSURE, from page one in 166; in Vance County, one in 206; and in Warren County, one in 277. Why were the local rates better than the state rate? Mark Pearce, North Carolina deputy commissioner of Banks, said that foreclosures are greatly affected by the local economy. Asked why there was a decline in filings in the last two years, he said that there has been a shift toward approving mortgages for people with good jobs and good credit. This is a change from the middle of the decade, when sub-prime loans were pushed, resulting in unaffordable mortgage payments for some homeowners. The effect of foreclosures goes beyond the house involved. Peggy Mason, of ReMax Carriage Realty, said that when a property is listed for foreclosure, the value of properties in the neighborhood is likely to decrease. For homeowners who are having difficulty making mortgage payments, help is available. Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity Inc. offers a number of services for individuals having difficulty making mortgage payments. Director Bill Owen points out that the staff can represent the homeowner when negotiating with lenders. They can also access credit reports and obtain legal assistance when it is needed.

In addition, the staff can put a homeowner in contact with several state and federal programs to prevent foreclosure. Unlike commercial mortgage counseling organizations, this is a free service. The agency’s mortgage assistance program can be reached at (252) 492-4191. At the state level, the Home Protection Program helps workers who lose their jobs because of changing economic conditions, such as a plant closing. It can provide a loan of up to $ 24,000 at zero interest to pay the mortgage and related expenses. Counseling is also provided to assist the homeowner to understand the options. To qualify for a Home Protection Program loan, a recipient must be a North Carolina resident, have lost a job in the past two years due to changing economic conditions, have a mortgage on real property and have had a stable employment and credit history. The program can be reached by telephone at (919) 821-1770. Two-thirds of the counties in North Carolina saw an increase in foreclosure filings in 2009. The threecounty area fared better than some other parts of the state. However, for those homeowners who did file, these programs offer the possibility of relief.

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VIOLENCE, from page one he is not interested in subsidizing the treatment of wastewater several miles from the southern Vance County town and said he believes this will result in increased costs and higher monthly bills. Edwards said he believes pumping contaminated fluid from the Tar River Basin up to the Roanoke River Basin could be a violation of federal law. Edwards also said he presented the letter to the

Vance County Commission. Supporters of the project, led by County Economic Development Commission Chairman Sam Watkins, last year sought federal funding to build the line. The supporters said they wanted to both help Kittrell Job Corps and open up land along the four-lane U.S. 1 for development. Contact the writer at bwest@

8-year-old N.J. Cub Scout on terrorism watch list CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — Travel is a hassle for an 8-year-old Cub Scout from New Jersey. That’s because Mikey Hicks shares the same name of a person who has drawn the suspicion of the Homeland Security Department. His mother tells The New York Times she sensed trouble when her son was a baby and she couldn’t get a seat for him at a Florida airport. She says airline officials explained

his name “was on the list.” He was patted down as a 2-years-old at Newark Liberty International Airport. The newspaper says the boy’s name appears to be among 13,500 on the “selectee” list, which sets off a high level of security screening. Transportation Security Administration spokesman James Fotenos says the agency will now cross-check names with birth dates and gender.


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lots owned by the city. Work began on Phase II after a half-decade-long delay during which environmental officials worked with the developer on concerns about wetlands within the subdivision. The council amended the agreement Monday, with Councilwoman Brenda Peace refraining from voting to avoid a possible conflict of interest. In other business Monday, the council approved retaining O’Brien & Gere Engineering of Raleigh at a cost of $16,260 for the continuation of the city’s sanitary sewer rehabilitation project. The council previously approved utilizing all grant funding from the N.C. Rural Economic Development Center toward the project. The Rural Center helps develop economic strategies to improve the quality of life in the state. City officials said they are ready to move ahead with building a new, redundant sewer line under Bypass U.S. 1 to increase capacity, with O’Brien & Gere to the design work.

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Gateway got caught in the nationwide housing slump and has been unable to sell any lots. Griffin said Gateway asked for repayment in four different increments as the lots are sold, with a minimum payment of $10,000 per lot to cover the debt. “They’re in the process of trying to sell one lot,” Griffin said. “And of course they cannot sell the lot until we sign off on the deed of trust. And so this is one way to try to collect the funds in a way that’s also working with them.” Councilman Michael Rainey asked why the matter was being brought to the council now, given the June 30 date. City Attorney John Zollicoffer said it was contemplated that Gateway would pay by June 30, but said the payment actually is due on demand. Griffin said, “We were just looking at it from the perspective of trying to work with the agency since we were in partnership with them in developing the subdivision to begin with.” Councilman Garry Daeke agreed, saying, “Certainly this is about homeownership.” The purpose of the project has been to have new homes on vacant

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HENDERSON — Clifton Burwell, 50, a Vance County native, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, in Mt. Vernon, N.Y. He was born in Vance County to Charles Omega Burwell Sr. and Mishew Perry Burwell. He was educated in Vance County public schools. He attended Bowen Memorial Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon, N.Y. He worked in the Mt. Vernon School District of Westchester County. He served on the Board of Election as chairperson. He was a member of Living Together and Legal Services of Hudson Valley, White Plians, N.Y. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Hazel Burkett. He is survived by five brothers, Charles Omega Burwell Jr. of Freeport, Long Island, and Curtis Burwell, Larry Burwell and Tony Burwell, all of Henderson, and Ricky Burwell of Santa Fe, N.M.; and five sisters, Shirley Barnes, Maratha Gregory, Jacqueline Rice and Annette Johnson, all of Henderson, and Patricia Brandon of Raleigh. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at Rowland Chapel Christian Church by the Rev. Larry Burwell. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements are by E.C. Terry’s Funeral and Cremations.

HENDERSON — Raymond Beck, 87, of 4946 Vineyard Lane, Greenville, S.C., died Friday, Jan. 15, 2010 at Greenville Memorial Medical Center. Born in Granville County, N.C., he was the son of the late Johnnie and Mattie Byrd Beck. Mr. Beck was retired from American Brands and was a Jehovah’s Witness. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served during World War II. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, at 3 p.m. at Flowers Funeral Chapel. Entombment will follow in Sunset Gardens. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Register Beck; a daughter, Coni Ed-

Maggie W. Lewis HENDERSON — Maggie Wortham Lewis, 60, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at 309 Foxborough Pines, Henderson, after a brief illness. She was born March 2, 1949, and was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Al William Wortham of Granville County. She received her education in the Granville County school system. She furthered her education in nursing at West Chester College in White Plains, N.Y., where she received a bachelor of arts in nursing. She worked in New York as a nurse at White Plains Hospital and Burkes rehabilitation center for six years and later moved to New Orleans where she continued working until her health declined. She is survived by a daughter, Michelle Green; two sons, Michael Wortham and Dontrell Lewis of Henderson; two grandchildren; four sisters, Mary Farrar and Elsie Wortham of New York, Brenda Wortham of Henderson, and Shirley Hester of Oxford; six brothers, Jimmy Wortham of Raleigh, Frank Wortham and Marshall Wortham, both of Oxford, Al Wortham of Nevada, and Charles and Colonel Lee Wortham, both of Henderson. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Debbie Wortham and Eunice

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Woods; and two brothers, George Wortham and Eugene Wortham. The viewing will be held today from 1 to 6 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. A Homegoing Celebration will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the New Life Church of God in Christ in Henderson, with the Rev. Myron Henderson officiating. Pallbearers and floralbearers will be friends of the family. Arrangements are by Garnes and Toney Funeral Home of Henderson.

James A. Vincent HENDERSON — James A. Vincent, 90, of 485 Vincent Hoyle Road died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at Maria Parham Medical Center. He was born Dec. 28, 1919, in Vance County to the late Moses and Sara Vincent. He is survived by two sons, James Thomas Kearney of Henderson and Kenneth Hyman of Newark, N.J. and a number of grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. A graveside funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Brookston Baptist Church cemetery in the Graystone Community, with the Rev. Walter Young delivering the eulogy. The body will be on view at Williams Funeral Home from noon to 5 p.m. today. Arrangements are by Williams Funeral Home of Henderson.

Henderson D. Wilson WARREN COUNTY — Henderson Durant “Blook” Wilson, 70, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, in Abington Memorial Hospital in

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Abington, Pa., following a brief illness. He was born Aug. 20, 1939, in Warren County and was the son of the late Joseph W. and Cassie Durham Wilson. At an early age, he joined the Greenwood Baptist Church. He was educated in the Warren County public school system and graduated from John R. Hawkins High School. Upon graduation, he was employed by Green’s Funeral Home. He later relocated to Philadelphia, Pa., and worked at a yarn factory from 1964 until 1968. Later, he gained employment as a heavy equipment operator until his retirement in 2005. He was a member of Child’s Memorial Baptist Church, where he served as a trustee, deacon, and member of the church choir and male chorus. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lassie W. Wilson and Joseph H. Wilson; and a sister, Yvonne Murray. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Greenwood Baptist Church in Warrenton. The Rev. Eddie W. Lawrence, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. He is survived by his brother, Maryland Wilson of Warrenton; two sisters, Vernessa Carpenter of Somerdale, N.J., and Constance Wortham of Butner. The body may be viewed today from 2 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home, and at the church on Sunday one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are by R.H. Greene Funeral Home of Warrenton.

CAMP LEJEUNE (AP) — Marines and sailors from North Carolina are boarding three ships to Haiti to support relief efforts following this week’s devastating earthquake. Officials said the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit will be deployed on the amphibious ships USS Bataan, Fort McHenry and Carter Hall on Friday. The unit is taking trucks, earthmoving equipment and water purification systems to support the disaster relief effort. Fort Bragg has already sent more than 100 soldiers to Haiti while another 800 soldiers are going Friday.

Another Senate Democrat won’t run in 2010 RALEIGH (AP) — Another long-serving Democrat in the North Carolina Senate isn’t seeking reelection this year. Budget-writer Sen. Charlie Albertson said Friday he won’t seek another term so he can spend more time with his family. The 78-year-old Duplin County Democrat said he’s tired after being in the Legislature for 22 years and wants to see if there’s something else out there that interests him. Albertson is one of the three leaders of the Senate Appropriations Committee but is best known for agriculture and environmental issues. Several powerful Senate Democrats already have announced they’re not running this year, including David Hoyle and R.C. Soles. Former Senate Majority Leader Tony Rand resigned last month and took a job running the state Parole Commission.

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Southeastern hospital lays off 112 workers LUMBERTON (AP) — A southeastern North Carolina hospital is laying off 112 people, or 5 percent of its workforce, and says a weak economy is to blame. Multiple media outlets reported Friday that Southeastern Regional Medical Center officials said the layoff will save the facility $7.5 million. A statement from the hospital said it took the move because of declining trends in the numbers of patients seeking care, decreases in revenue and increases in expenses. It said it expects poor economic conditions to continue and that pending health care reform will cut its income. The layoffs included personnel at all levels, but hospital spokeswoman Amanda Crabtree would not elaborate on which positions were eliminated, nor was it indicated when the layoffs would take effect. Crabtree said no services for patients were cut.

Rockefeller gives million to Colonial Williamsburg WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — David Rockefeller is donating $1 million to help Colonial Williamsburg create an endowment for African-American history research, education and interpretation.

Colonial Williamsburg is conducting a campaign to raise $3 million, which will be combined with a $1 million National Endowment for the Humanities challenge grant to create the $4 million endowment. Colonial Williamsburg President and CEO Colin Campbell says Rockefeller’s donation will encourage others to contribute to the effort.

Two South Carolina firefighters charged with setting fires ABBEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Two South Carolina firefighters have been arrested and accused of setting fires. The Anderson Independent-Mail reported that two Abbeville County firefighters from Honea Path were arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with arson. Thirty-year-old Jimmy Ray Brock and 24-year-old Derek Van Medlock of the Keowee Station were arrested following an investigation by the State Law Enforcement Division. Brock is charged with burning land at a location in Abbeville County in August and December. He also is charged in a 2003 structure fire. Medlock is charged with the land burnings and with a structure fire in 2006.

Crist asks feds to declare ag disaster in Fla. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Charlie Crist has asked that the federal government to declare all of Florida an agriculture disaster area due to 13 straight days of freezing weather. Crist made the request Friday in a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Such a declaration would make growers eligible for low-interest loans. It’s also a first step toward possible financial aid from Congress. Crist wrote “No sector of agriculture appears to have been spared.”

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City workers carry an earthquake victim’s body to a truck filled with other bodies in Port-auPrince, Haiti. City workers drove a dump truck through the streets Thursday collecting the dead after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti Tuesday.

Against odds, survivors found in Haiti’s rubble By ALFRED DE MONTESQUIOU and SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press Writers

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — She had already spent three days under the rubble, and by the time rescuers pulled the woman from the crumpled home, they told her crying relatives to dump her broken body with the other corpses on the sidewalk. The family protested: She deserved better. So a Mexican rescue worker leaned over and felt 19-year-old Josyanne Petidelle’s throat. He looked up at her relatives. “She’s alive!” he shouted. Against increasingly high odds, search teams and rescue workers around Port-au-Prince found more victims still breathing under the rubble and collapsed concrete on Friday, the fourth day of recovery efforts after a devastating magnitude-7.0 quake that toppled countless homes and buildings. British firefighters pulled a 2-year-old girl from a fallen building on Friday. Seven people were freed from the Montana Hotel Thursday night and Friday — including four Americans who were up and walking soon after being hauled from the wreckage. Even an Australian

television crew got in on the rescue efforts, digging out a healthy 16-month-old girl from beneath her destroyed hillside home about 68 hours after Tuesday’s earthquake. The crew was about to film an interview when neighbors, and reporters heard the toddler’s cries. Experts say people trapped by the quake and without access to water will soon die. Petidelle was discovered amid the sad resignation and stench of rotting bodies in the downtown neighborhood of Carrefour-Feuille. Petidelle’s father, boyfriend and neighbors had dug frantically for three hours after hearing shouts from under a collapsed concrete house. When they finally reached Petidelle, they found her motionless, with her dress tattered and her skin bruised and caked in white dust. As flies buzzed around her open wounds, she kept her eyes wide open, staring without a blink. Most neighbors thought she was dead and shifted their focus to a team of Miami firefighters who’d just arrived nearby. But relatives pulled her onto a battered old mattress and carried the makeshift stretcher up the

street to a team of Israeli and Mexican medics, who were searching for dozens of students believed trapped under a flattened St. Gerard University building. “We can hear their shouts, but for now we can’t reach them,” said Louis Alva, a Mexican volunteer rescue worker whose small team only worked with shovels and bare hands on Friday. When the medics saw Petidelle on the mattress, they angrily told her relatives to take her down the road to where other corpses were lying in the dust. But her father and brother begged until one medic wearily leaned over the mattress and pressed two fingers against Petidelle’s throat. A handful of doctors and nurses flocked to the woman to drip water through her half open mouth and intube her. Petidelle eventually burst out with a loud screech of pain. Dov Maisel, a doctor who’d just arrived from Israel with the aid group Zaka, said she appeared to suffer from multiple internal injuries. One Haitian woman was found Friday near the Montana Hotel bar after a 17-hour operation by a search and rescue team from Fairfax County, Va.



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N.C. agriculture forum to focus on ag economics, federal policy RALEIGH — The economic outlook for animal agriculture and federal policy issues will be the chief topics of discussion at the fifth annual Ag Development Forum Thursday, Feb. 4, at the state fairgrounds. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler also will deliver his annual State of Agriculture address during the forum, which will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Holshouser Building. The forum will feature two panel discussions. The first will focus on the economic state of the beef, pork, poultry and dairy industries. Panelists will be Greg Doud, chief economist with the National Cattle-

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Daily Meditation But this [I say], He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, [so let him give]; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:6-7

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Just answer the question No comment. Those may be the two mostused words when public officials speak to reporters. This is how it typically plays out. Reporter: (Insert name of public official here), why did you vote (insert how the official voted on whatever topic is at issue here)? Official: No comment, or some variation of the same. Reporter: (Insert name of public official here), why won’t you answer questions about your vote? Official: No comment. The cycle will repeat itself until the public official or the reporter walks away from the conversation. For reporters, it’s nothing new. For the public, it isn’t either. Officials have dodged questions for as long as there have been questions to dodge. But that doesn’t make it right. Earlier this week, a Daily Dispatch reporter asked new Oxford City Commissioner Calvin “C.J.” Harris Jr. about his “no” vote on the $500 tax for cyber sweepstakes machines. Harris was the lone dissenting vote on the board. Harris replied with, you guessed it, no comment. The reporter then asked Harris why he voted no on the sewer and water rate increases. Harris was one of two dissenting votes on the increases. Harris again replied with, “I don’t have any comments, thank you.” Why would a city commissioner refuse to answer questions about how he voted on matters that affect the public? After all, the public put him in office. It would stand to reason that the public deserves to know why he votes the way he does. Maybe Harris was just being careful. Maybe he was afraid he would say something that would anger or offend his constituents. Obviously, no public official is under any sort of mandate to talk to the media. If they choose to remain silent, that’s their choice. But, public officials can quickly find themselves on bad footing with voters when they refuse to answer routine questions about their votes on matters regarding the operations of government. If Harris refuses to answer questions as routine as why he voted the way he did, what can we expect from him when other issues develop and harder questions need to be answered? Let’s hope it’s not more of the same.

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That is ultimately the fundamental lesson here, as children wail, families sleep out of doors, and the dead lie unclaimed in the rubble that once was Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Sometimes the rains fall and will not stop. Sometimes the skies turn barren and will not rain. Sometimes the seas rise and smack the shoreline like a fist. Sometimes the wind bullies the land. And sometimes, the land rattles and heaves and splits itself in two. Sometimes, the earth is cruel. And always, when it is, we do the same thing. We dig ourselves out. We weep and mourn, we recover and memorialize the dead, we rebuild our homes. And we go on. This is the price of being human. And also, arguably, the noblest expression. Sometimes, the earth is cruel, and you have no choice but to accept that as part of the bargain called life. And when it is your turn to deal with it, you do. But what if it’s always your turn? Surely some homeless, dust-streaked Haitian can be forgiven for thinking it

is always Haiti’s turn, just days after the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere saw its capital city smashed by the strongest earthquake it has ever known, a 7.0-magnitude monster. Surely, the rest of us watching from afar, experiencLeonard ing tragPitts edy and devastation Distributed by from the Cagle Cartoons comfort of desk chairs and living room couches, are tempted to believe the same thing. Bad enough, Haiti is wretchedly poor. Bad enough it has a history of political instability and colonialism, of being ignored by the major powers when it is not being exploited by them. Bad enough, all that, yet at the end of the day, those are disasters authored by human hands, by human greed, human corruption, human economic predation. Sometimes, though, you have to wonder if the

planet itself is not conspiring against this humble little nation. After 1994, when Tropical Storm Gordon killed several hundred people, after 1998, when Hurricane Georges swept away more than 500 lives, after 2004, when the rains of Hurricane Jeanne claimed more than 2,000 souls, after 2005, when Hurricane Dennis took 25 lives in July and Tropical Storm Alpha snatched 17 in October, followed by Hurricane Wilma, which stole 11 more, after the double whammy of Hurricanes Fay and Gustav in 2008 killed more than 130 people and destroyed 3,100 homes, after all that, comes this latest insult — and a death toll officials cannot begin to even imagine. Perhaps as many as 100,000, they were saying on Wednesday. Sometimes, the earth is cruel. To crawl the planet’s skin, scanning for tornadoes in Oklahoma, charting storm tracks in Florida, running from wildfires in California, is to understand this in a primal, personal way. It is to breathe a prayer that begins, “There, but for the grace of God...” It is to write relief checks, donate blood,

volunteer material and time and to fear, even in the doing, that these gestures are small against the need, inconsequential against the ache of a people whose turn seems never to end. But what else are you going to do? As the playwright put it, your arms too short to box with God. Even less have we the ability to answer the question that burns the moment: Why are the most vulnerable repeatedly assessed the highest price? We are hamstrung by our own limitations, so we can only do what we always do, only send prayers and help. And watch, staggered by the courage it takes, as Haitians do what human beings always do, the thing at which they have become so terribly practiced. Dig out. Weep and mourn. Memorialize the dead. Rebuild. Go on. And show the world once again a stubborn insistence on living, despite all the cruelties of the earth. Leonard Pitts is a columnist for the Miami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, Fla., 33132. Readers may contact him via e-mail at lpitts@

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Reassessing drought management law The drought is over. Reservoirs across North Carolina are full. With that in mind, it appears to us that the upcoming session of the General Assembly, which begins in the spring, would be a good time for the state to reassess its drought management law. Lawmakers adopted the state’s current drought management law in 2008, at a time when counties across North Carolina were in various stages of a drought or at least considered abnormally dry. Emergencies, perceived or real, don’t generally produce good environments for legislation. That was certainly the case in 2008 when the General Assembly gave the governor and the governor’s appointees broad powers to deal with droughts. We’ve mentioned before a couple of provisions in the drought law that are particularly troubling. We think they should be dealt with in any review of that law. One of the provisions gives the governor the authority to mandate that cities share water with their neighbors if the governor declares that a water shortage emergency exists. That’s an unnecessary power because the governor already had the power to order municipalities to share water if the governor declared a health emergency. Plus, most cities are good neighbors that would want to help neighboring municipalities. Many of their employees commute from one

town to another. They have family and friends who live in neighboring cities. They don’t want their family or friends to have to face the misery of living without water. Another provision allows the governor to force cities and other water authorities to implement conservation programs when an area falls within a certain drought stage. That means that a city might have to implement a conservation plan even if its reservoirs are full. That can be costly to cities and towns, particularly since many of the costs associated with water treatment are fixed. The end result could be increased water bills — a slap in the face to water customers. Another problem with the law is that it assumes that the people in Raleigh are better able to judge what’s best for communities than the local mayors or town councils. It’s not a wise way to conduct business. While water conservation is a good thing, we must ask: Who is better equipped to manage local efforts, the folks in Raleigh or the people on the scene across North Carolina? The answer is obvious. Localities are in a better position to make water policy and drought policy. Lawmakers should recognize that and revise the state’s drought management law accordingly. The Daily News of Jacksonville

2010 economic focus The year 2009 is now in the record books. It won’t be missed.

Fishermen will tell you that the best way to judge the quality of a piece of fish is to fillet the fish. Lay it open and you’ll be able to tell if you want to bake, broil, fry, or feed it to the possums. Strangely enough, we can judge local government the same way. Lay it open for all to see. Look at what it has done and we’ll be able to decide on its future. So, just what has the Vance County Commission done in the last few years? They tried to implement a county water system when nearly everyone in the county already has great water. They failed. They hired an appraiser to raise our property values when property values were dropping like a rock nationwide. They paid him nearly $500,000 for shoddy, Other Views unprofessional work. Did he or they pay a price for this failure? Nope! He got paid, The year was brutal for the commissioners got higher many families in Asheville and property values, and the around Western North Carolandowners got the shaft. lina, featuring an economic They gave our county contraction not witnessed since manager a poor performance the Great Depression. appraisal, probably the worst We enter a new decade with he’s ever had. As a result, he many signs that 2010 promises was rewarded with a raise. to be healthier than the year Is it just me, or it there gone by. Hoping for an ecoa rather disturbing pattern nomic boom would seem to be a emerging? bit premature. But it looks as if They hired a consultant to we’re at the end of the financial come in and say that governfree fall that has put so many ment workers are underpaid lives on hold. and deserve a raise. As we dig out of the economic Even if we were to include downturn, the community has creating/saving government a lot of work to do. For the jobs, keeping taxes high, past few months, the Citizenpouring thousands of dollars Times editorial board has been into the EDC, and making working to identify issues that smart business people go the newspaper and community elsewhere, they’ve done nothneed to pay close attention to ing to help our local economy. in 2010. The proof is in the pudding. The range of issues is dauntOur local economy is in ing. the toilet, factories have For example, ever since closed, businesses are closVolvo announced it was closing ing, families are leaving, its local plant and eliminating thousands have lost their more than 200 jobs that averjobs and homes, no business aged $60,000 a year, people is expanding, and no new have been wondering where businesses are opening. Of the good-paying jobs of the our only prospects, slim and future will come from. Now none, only none remains. that homes sales are beginning Slim chose another county. to pick back up, the always But all is not lost; controversial issue of moungovernment workers have tainside development will raise incredibly nice offices, shiny its head again. new cars, new radios, great Back in 2000, the Vision insurance, great paychecks, Group set a goal for Buncombe and great pensions. to be the healthiest county in They recently tried again the state by 2010. We failed. to implement a county water In 2000, six out of 10 of us system. Same plan, same weighed more than we should. leaders, same results … Today, seven of out of 10 of us failure. do. Anybody seen those posAs a community, we have a sums? lot of work to do. Al Woodruff Henderson Asheville Citizen-Times

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Today’s Birthdays: Author William Kennedy is 82. Author-editor Norman Podhoretz is 80. Opera singer Marilyn Horne is 76. Hall of Fame auto racer A.J. Foyt is 75. Singer Barbara Lynn is 68. Country singer Ronnie Milsap is 67. Country singer Jim Stafford is 66. Talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger is 63. Movie director John Carpenter is 62. Actressdancer-choreographer Debbie Allen is 60. Comedian Robert Schimmel is 60. Singer Sade is 51. Rock musician Paul Webb (Talk Talk) is 48. R&B singer Maxine Jones (En Vogue) is 44. Actor David Chokachi is 42. Actor Richard T. Jones is 38. Actress Josie Davis is 37. Model Kate Moss is 36. Rock musician Nick Valensi (The Strokes) is 29. Actress Yvonne Zima is 21.




One year ago: President-elect Barack Obama made a pitch for his massive economic stimulus plan at a factory in Bedford Heights, Ohio, saying his proposal would make smart investments in the country’s future and create solid jobs in up-and-coming industries.

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On this date: In 1935, fugitive gangster Fred Barker and his mother, Kate “Ma” Barker, were killed in a shootout with the FBI at Lake Weir, Fla. In 1942, actress Carole Lombard, 33, her mother and about 20 other people died when their plane crashed near Las Vegas while returning from a war-bond promotion tour. In 1944, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower took command of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in London. In 1969, two manned Soviet Soyuz spaceships became the first vehicles to dock in space and transfer personnel. In 1978, NASA named 35 candidates to fly on the space shuttle, including Sally K. Ride, who became America’s first woman in space, and Guion S. Bluford Jr., who became America’s first black astronaut in space. In 2003, the space shuttle Columbia blasted off under extremely tight security; on board was Israel’s first astronaut, Ilan Ramon. (The mission ended in tragedy when

Five years ago: The U.S. military freed 81 detainees in Afghanistan, ahead of the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha.


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Today’s Highlight: On Jan. 16, 1920, Prohibition began in the United States as the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution took effect, one year to the day after its ratification. (It was later repealed by the 21st Amendment.)



the shuttle broke up during its return descent, killing all seven crew members.) Ten years ago: Ricardo Lagos was elected Chile’s first socialist president since Salvador Allende.

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Sports OXFORD — It took about three quarters for J.F. Webb to shake off the cobwebs, but when the Warriors finally got rolling, they couldn’t be stopped in Friday’s 51-34 win over Orange. Orange came into the game 2-0 in Carolina 3A play and gave the Warriors a close match until a fourth-quarter rally crushed the Panthers. Webb (9-2, 2-0) was playing its first conference game and first game at all since Dec. 29. “We came out sluggish, but we played through it,” said Warriors coach Kenneth Rogers. Webb led 34-25 entering the fourth quarter, but the Panthers trimmed the lead to seven in the first two minutes of the final frame. The Warriors answered with an 11-4 run, outscoring Orange 17-9 in the fourth. “I think the key to our victory was probably our defense,” said Rogers.

Northern Vance earned its second Carolina 3A win of the season Friday at Chapel Hill with a 63-46 win. Wilton Baskett’s Vikings (11-2, 2-0) led from start to finish. “Tonight, we played four quarters worth of good basketball. We were about as sharp as we’re going to get,” said Baskett. Shawn Brown led Northern with 19 points, followed by Cameron Butler with 18 and Quentin Rice with 10. The Vikings host Cardinal Gibbons Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

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Kerr-Vance’s wrestling team lost three matches on the road in High Point Friday. KVA lost to Wesleyan Christian 51-30 before falling 41-18 to Christ School and 48-36 to Cary Academy. Josh Smith and Chris Frampton both finished the day 3-0 for the Spartans. “We didn’t wrestle well,” said KVA coach Rick Frampton. “We wrestled hard, but we didn’t wrestle smart or well.” KVA is back in action at Granville Central Tuesday.

Southern Vance struggled offensively, and Cardinal Gibbons put the Raiders in an early 0-2 hole in conference play with a 50-31 win Friday night. The Raiders turned it over 20 times, and were held to just four points in the third quarter. “Anemic. Obviously that’s the word,” said Southern coach Mike Rotolo. “We’ve got to find some offense. I know it’s frustrating as a basketball player when you just can’t get anything going offensively.” Darius Morgan led the Raiders with nine points, and Hakim Jones had six, but no other Raider scored more than four.

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J.F. Webb’s Kiana Morton puts up a shot while Orange’s Mallory Cecil defends during Friday night’s game. “I think we did a good job with our perimeter defense.” Webb looked to have pulled away in the third quarter, going up 32-18 Please see LADY WARRIORS, page 4B

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J.F. Webb’s Darquis Thomas attempts a lay-up during the Warriors’ Friday night Carolina 3A Conference win over Orange.

Notch one for Warriors Thomas clutch in Webb win over Orange By KELLEN HOLTZMAN Dispatch Sports Writer

OXFORD — J.F. Webb threw its name into the mix of contenders in the Carolina 3A Conference with an impressive 73-67 win over Orange Friday. Orange came into the match boasting a win over Southern Vance and a close loss to Northern Vance, but the Panthers left Oxford with a defeat to coach Leo Brunelli’s young Warriors. “I just told the kids that it’s so critical you take care of your homes games,” said Brunelli. “I think this conference from top to bottom is unbelievable. Right now, anyone can win it.” Webb took an early lead in its confer-

ence opener and never trailed, controlling the game from start to finish. The Warriors led by 10 at halftime, but the Panthers made a game of it, drawing as close as four points in the fourth quarter. Orange’s Nate Jackola scored two of his 12 second-half points down low with 1:23 left in the fourth to cut the Warrior lead to 63-59. Webb’s Darquis Thomas responded by driving the length of the court and pulling up for a jumper to extend the lead back to six. Thomas, who led the Warriors with 23 points, calmly converted six free Please see CLUTCH, page 4B

Raider offense stymied by Cardinal Gibbons in loss By ERIC S. ROBINSON Dispatch Sports Editor

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KVA wrestling drops three

Bobcats beat Spurs, get sixth straight home win

Webb ladies cruise past Orange, 51-34

Vikings roll over Chapel Hill

Northern Vance’s girls’ basketball team dropped a 48-31 Carolina 3A decision on the road in Chapel Hill Friday. The Vikings struggled in the first half, trailing 22-11 at halftime. “In the second half, we played much better,” said Northern coach Vangie Mitchell. “It was pretty much even after the first.” Kendall Wilson led the Vikings with 11 points. Northern hosts Cardinal Gibbons Tuesday at 6 p.m.


The Crusaders were sparked by Alberton Munoz’s 18 points. Joe Vance had 11, and Andrew Shafer had nine. Both offenses struggled in the first quarter. While Southern was hurt by turnovers, the Crusaders couldn’t get good looks at a basket. A 3 from Morgan with 2:30 left in the quarter was the first field goal for either team, and it gave Southern an early 5-0 lead. Gibbons didn’t notch a field goal until there were 38 seconds left in the first quarter. At the end of the first, Southern led 7-4. “Defensively, gosh, we were better than excellent in the first quarter. Seven Daily Dispatch/ASHLEY STEVEN AYSCUE and a half minutes, we had a shutout going,” said RoSouthern Vance’s George Richardson has his shot blocked tolo. “It was beautiful, the from behind during the Raiders’ 50-31 loss to Cardinal Gibbons Friday night. To view or purchase photos, visit us on Please see SOUTHERN, page 4B the Web at


Southern Vance's Tremanisha Taylor knocks the ball away from a Cardinal Gibbons player during the Raiders' 44-39 win over the Crusaders Friday night. To view or purchase photos, visit us on the Web at

Southern wins a tight one over Crusaders, 44-39 By ERIC S. ROBINSON Dispatch Sports Editor

Shauna Terry may have received the award from Tom Suiter Wednesday, but the entire Southern Vance team needed a little “extra effort” to beat Cardinal Gibbons in a tough game Friday night. The Raiders got big nights from Terry and fellow senior Tremanisha Taylor, and held strong late in a 44-39 Carolina 3A Conference win. “Cardinal Gibbons has brought it in every other sport that we have competed with them thus far, and we expected likewise,” said Raiders coach Tracey Turner. “We had to be smart out there on the floor. I felt like we played a smarter basketball game, probably the smartest game that we’ve played all season.” The well-rounded Crusaders limited their mistakes, and only committed three turnovers in the first half. But Gibbons still had no answer for Terry and Taylor, who combined for 80 percent of the Raiders’ offense. Terry finished with 20 points to go with 13

rebounds and four blocks. Taylor scored 15 points and narrowly missed a double-double with nine rebounds. The duo scored all 10 of the Raiders first quarter points, and Southern held a 10-4 lead after one. Gibbons rallied and overtook the lead in the second, but Shakeyla Hayes knotted it up again at 15 with a 3 midway through the quarter. The Raiders held the lead the rest of the way, and took a three-point lead into halftime. Gibbons began to close the gap late. Chloe Stapleton, who was clutch at the charity stripe, sank two to bring her team within three, 40-37, with four minutes to go. Stapleton was 8 for 8 at the line in the game. A Raider turnover led to a Crusader score, narrowing the lead to one point. Stephanie Miles had a potential lead-changing shot blocked by Terry with 2:30 to play. A jump ball gave Gibbons possession with 1:40 left, but the Crusaders couldn’t get the score. Please see LADY RAIDERS, page 4B



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Two-minute drill Local Sports AAU to hold youth basketball tryouts The Amateur Athletic Union will hold basketball tryouts boys’ eight and under and nine and under teams. Tryouts will be Saturday, Jan. 30 at Hawley Middle School in Creedmoor at 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact Terrence Harcum at (919) 450-7220, e-mail, or visit

College Hoops Zeller out for 4-6 weeks with foot injury CHAPEL HILL (AP) — North Carolina coach Roy Williams says 7-footer Tyler Zeller will miss four to six weeks because of a stress fracture in his right foot. The sophomore is averaging 9.6 points and 4.6 rebounds off the bench for the 12th-ranked Tar Heels. Zeller missed Wednesday’s loss at Clemson as a precaution. The next day, a bone scan disclosed the injury after MRIs showed nothing earlier this week. It is the second straight season Zeller will miss significant time. Last year, he broke his left wrist during an early-season victory against Kentucky. He was out three months, but decided to use a year of eligibility and return to help the Tar Heels win the national championship.

NFL Raiders all quiet with Cable’s future in limbo ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Tom Cable apparently will remain coach of the Oakland Raiders at least until next week. Cable had not had a second straight day of meetings with owner Al Davis as of early Friday afternoon. A resolution to Cable’s situation is not expected until at least next week. Cable’s job is in question after he went 5-11 in his first full season as coach and failed to develop JaMarcus Cable Russell into a legitimate NFL quarterback. Cable is 9-19 since replacing Lane Kiffin early in the 2008 season, leading the Raiders to their NFL-worst seventh straight season with at least 11 losses. Cable has pointed to the team’s improvement after Russell’s midseason benching as proof that he deserves another year.

Local Preps Saturday, Jan. 16 Basketball-Boys n J.F. Webb at Warren County 7:30 p.m. Basketball-Girls Webb at Warren County 6 p.m.

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College Basketball n Catawba Valley CC at Vance-Granville CC 3 p.m.

(@ Aycock Rec) Wrestling Vance at Southern Nash Duals 9 a.m. n J.F. Webb at Northwood 8 p.m. n Southern

JV Basketball-Boys Webb at Warren County 4:30 p.m.

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Sports on TV Saturday, Jan. 16 BOXING 11 p.m. n FSN — Champion Kassim Ouma (26-6-1) vs. Vanes Martirosyan (26-0-0), for NABF/NABO welterweight title, at Las Vegas EXTREME SPORTS 1 p.m. n NBC — Winter Dew Tour, Wendy’s Invitational, at Ogden, Utah (includes taped coverage) FIGURE SKATING 4:30 p.m. n NBC — U.S. Championships, pairs free skate and men’s short program, at Spokane, Wash. (includes taped coverage) GOLF 8:30 a.m. n TGC — European PGA Tour, Joburg Open, third round, at Johannesburg, South Africa (same-day tape) 7 p.m. n TGC — PGA Tour, Sony Open, third round, at Honolulu MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 11 a.m. n ESPN2 — Dayton at Xavier Noon n ESPN — Syracuse at West Virginia 1 p.m. n ESPN2 — Missouri at Oklahoma 2 p.m. n ESPN — Georgia Tech at North Carolina 2:30 p.m. n FSN — California at Washington 3 p.m. n ESPN2 — Georgia at Mississippi St. 3:30 p.m. n CBS — National coverage, Illinois at Michigan St.

4:30 p.m. n FSN — Arizona at Oregon 5 p.m. n ESPN2 — Wichita St. at Creighton 7 p.m. n ESPN2 — Morgan St. at South Carolina St. 9 p.m. n ESPN2 — Prairie View at Jackson St. NBA DL BASKETBALL 11 p.m. n VERSUS — Fort Wayne at Sioux Falls (same-day tape) NFL FOOTBALL 4:30 p.m. n FOX — NFC Divisional playoffs, team TBA at New Orleans 8 p.m. n CBS — AFC Divisional playoffs, team TBA at Indianapolis PREP BASKETBALL 4 p.m. n ESPN — Northland (Ohio) vs. Oak Hill Academy (Va.), at Springfield, Mass. RODEO 9 p.m. n VERSUS — PBR, Sacramento Classic, at Sacramento, Calif. SOCCER 7:30 a.m. n ESPN2 — Premier League, Stoke City vs. Liverpool, at Stoke City, England WOMEN’S COLLEGE B-BALL 12:30 p.m. n FSN — Texas at Texas Tech 8:30 p.m. n FSN — Oregon St. at Arizona St. 9 p.m. n ESPN — Notre Dame at Connecticut

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Kerr-Vance middle boys fall, girls win vs. Parrott By DAILY DISPATCH STAFF

The Kerr-Vance middle school boys’ basketball team fell to Parrott Academy 56-38 Friday.

Hunter Layton led KVA with 17 points, Sam Fuquay had 14 and James Averette had six. The middle school girls’ basketball team improved

to 5-3 with a 32-17 win over Parrott Academy in Kinston Friday. All Spartan players saw the court in the first conference match of the

season. Hayley Marshburn led KVA with 13 points. Bryles Cutts had nine points and Cristin Abbott had four.

ECU starts search for Holtz’s successor By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer

GREENVILLE — Terry Holland always knew this day would come. With Skip Holtz leading East Carolina to bowl games and Conference USA championships, it was only a matter of time before another school came around to pluck the affable coach away. Now, with Holtz at South Florida, Holland — the Pirates’ athletic director who hired Holtz five years ago — must find a new coach. “We did everything we could to hold him back,” Holland joked at a news conference Friday. “We’ve had a good relationship, and we’ve been prepared for that day as much as you can be prepared for that day. You can’t talk to people, so there’s only so much you can do.” Holland said he’ll meet with the assistant coaches Saturday to determine whether any want to be a candidate to replace Holtz or the interim coach, though he’d prefer them not be both. From there,

the Pirates will be “hard at it” next week and on the road to meet with potential candidates for a job with a couple of unique challenges. Among them: fighting for East Carolina’s share of headlines in a state dominated by Atlantic Coast Conference programs like North Carolina and North Carolina State. Complicating matters is that the Pirates have broken ground on an expansion to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, meaning the Pirates have to hire the right coach who can sell the program and increase ticket demand. They also have to maintain most of their 22 verbal commitments from recruits until national signing day next month. It’s all adds up to “a lot” of pressure for Holland and executive associate athletic director Nick Floyd, the two who will take the lead in finding the next coach. “This is big for us,” he said, “no question about that.” Indeed, Holtz’s departure Thursday threatens to

put the Pirates’ rapid rise on hold. He inherited a program that had lost 22 of 25 games — 19 by doubledigit margins and seven by at least 33 points — when he arrived in December 2004, but had the Pirates in a bowl game his second season and led them to a bowl win the following year. The Pirates have won the past two Conference USA championships, the first league titles for the longtime independent since 1976, and vaulted into the national rankings in 2008 after high-profile upsets of Virginia Tech and West Virginia. Along the way, Holtz became an annual fixture on the list of top candidates for coaching vacancies. He flirted with Cincinnati and Syracuse in recent years, but insisted he wasn’t looking to leave the program he rescued from its miserable state. He ultimately opted to leave for South Florida, a BCS-conference program in a state loaded with talented recruits. Perhaps the Pirates will have a bit of good

fortune as they did in hiring Holtz. Back in 2004, Holland didn’t decide to meet with Holtz — then an assistant to his father, Lou, at South Carolina — until the Pirates were in Charlotte for a neutral-site game against N.C. State. It was a meeting that helped Holtz vault from just another candidate to the pick. “I honestly don’t know if we hadn’t been going to Charlotte ... that we would have reacted nearly as quickly as we did, so we just got lucky,” Holland said the day the Pirates introduced Holtz as coach. “We looked a lot smarter than we were.” Now, the informal list of 20 to 30 possible replacements Holland had long maintained for the day Holtz finally left is the starting point. “It’s finding the right fit as well as those who happen to be available at this time,” Holland said. “But there’s some really good coaches out there. There’s no doubt. We can go wrong, but there are a lot of good coaches.”

Got their man: Tennessee hires Dooley By BETH RUCKER AP Sports Writer

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Derek Dooley has the Southern accent, the coaching pedigree and is doing his best to reassure Tennessee fans their new coach appreciates where he’s working. “How can you ask for anything more than the University of Tennessee?” Dooley said Friday. The son of longtime Georgia coach Vince Dooley was introduced as the Vols’ second new head coach in 14 months, replacing Lane Kiffin days after he bolted for Southern California. Among his first challenges will be reassuring fans and players that he wants to be at Tennessee. “The times of worrying about what happened is over,” Dooley said. Dooley talked about how he learned early that Tennessee represented the essence of college football, and remembers watching the weekly television shows of former coaches Johnny Majors and Phillip Fulmer. He also promised he will not try to sell Tennessee in a sound bite, perhaps taking a shot at Kiffin, who was reprimanded by the Southeastern Conference for brash comments. “Everything we’re going to do is going to be done with a foundation of integrity with every aspect of the program,” Dooley said. “We’re going to represent this institution with class on and off the field.” Dooley was offered the job late Friday afternoon, resigned as coach and athletic director of Louisiana Tech, and flew into Knoxville for the late news conference. He brings along a son with a name popular in Tennessee — Peyton — just like Kiffin, who named his young son Knox after taking the Vols’ job in December 2008. “I am finally happy to be in a state where Peyton will be well received,”

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Derek Dooley is introduced as the new head football coach at the University of Tennessee on Friday in Knoxville, Tenn. Dooley, who was the head coach at Louisiana Tech, will replace Lane Kiffin who left Tennessee to become head coach at Southern California. Dooley said of his 8-yearold son, whose name conjures memories of Vols’ star and four-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning. Like his predecessor, Dooley comes with a short head coaching resume. He went 17-20 in three seasons at Louisiana Tech and was the only coach in major college football to also serve as the athletic director. He holds a law degree and previously worked for several years under Nick Saban at LSU and with the Miami Dolphins. Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton said Dooley agreed that coaching the Vols is a destination job. He praised him for a five-year tutelage under Saban and for helping the current Alabama coach land two No. 1 recruiting classes at LSU. “I’ve talked to a number of folks over the past 24 hours,” Hamilton said. “He’s been described as very intelligent, intense, disciplined, hard-nosed, a tenacious recruiter, a family guy and extremely well-organized.” The Volunteers introduced him three nights after Kiffin abruptly quit, bolting to USC only 14 months into his tenure

with the Vols. Dooley was hired from a list of candidates believed to include Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp, Air Force coach Troy Calhoun, Duke coach David Cutcliffe and Utah coach Kyle Whittingham. Dooley’s limited head coaching experience — like Kiffin, whose only head coaching stint had been a brief, bad one with the Oakland Raiders — makes him a risky pick. But the new coach’s uncle, former North Carolina and Virginia Tech coach Bill Dooley, voiced his support. “He’ll do well anywhere he goes, and at Tennessee, he would do very well,” Bill Dooley said in a phone interview from his home in Wilmington, N.C. “When you get a law degree, it gives you a little notch up. He’s got his feet on the ground. He’s levelheaded. Dooley’s father coached at rival Georgia from 1964-88 and won the 1980 national title. He did not return a call to his cell phone seeking comment, but his son said his father is excited. Tennessee defensive end Chris Walker said some players might have considered transferring if they weren’t impressed with their new coach. After meeting with Dooley just minutes before he was introduced to the media, they seemed satisfied with their new leader. “He reaffirmed everything that they wanted to come to Tennessee for,” Walker said. “He said he

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wants to embrace the tradition. He says he wants to be a really good coach here.” Dooley worked as LSU’s recruiting coordinator and tight ends coach from 2000 through 2003’s signing day, landing classes rated No. 1 in 2001 and ’03. He coached LSU’s running backs and special teams in 2003-04, followed Saban to the Dolphins as tight ends coach in 2005, and left for Louisiana Tech in December 2006. Dooley was a receiver in college at Virginia. After earning his law degree from Georgia, he worked as an attorney for two years before starting his coaching career at Georgia in 1996 as a graduate assistant. He also worked as assistant recruiting coordinator at SMU from 1997-99. He went to Louisiana Tech as one of the youngest coaches in the Football Bowl Subdivision and added the athletic director title in March 2008. Dooley led the Bulldogs to their first bowl victory in more than three decades, beating Northern Illinois in the 2008 Independence Bowl. “We are grateful for the contributions that Derek made to Louisiana Tech Athletics and we wish him luck in his new position,” Louisiana Tech President Dan Reneau said. ——— AP Sports Writer Joedy McCreary in Durham, N.C., contributed to this story. RICHMOND, Va. — These numbers were drawn Friday afternoon by the Virginia Lottery: Pick 3: 8-8-7 Pick 4: 3-5-9-6 Cash 5: 9-17-25-27-28 These numbers were drawn Friday night: Pick 3: 4-9-8 Pick 4: 6-6-2-8 Cash 5: 23-26-29-30-31 Mega Mill.: 4-7-19-21-38 Mega Ball: 29

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Diaw’s 26 lead Bobcats past Spurs By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer

CHARLOTTE — Moments after Boris Diaw’s dominating performance, Stephen Jackson pulled the Bobcats’ power forward aside for a quick chat. Across the locker room, Charlotte point guard Raymond Felton was showering Diaw with superlatives. The Bobcats had just beaten the San Antonio Spurs 92-76 on Friday night for their franchise record sixth-straight home win. But all they could think about was how good they could be if Diaw permanently ended his season-long funk and played like he did against the Spurs — 26 points and 11 rebounds — every night. “I told him after the game that we’re going to be hard to beat if he’s aggressive,” Jackson said. “There are not too many 4-men in this league that can handle the ball, shoot, pass at that size. I think he frees up a lot of stuff on the offensive end for me and Gerald (Wallace) when he can pick and pop or make plays for us.” Wallace added 21 points and collected five acrobatic blocks and four steals as the Bobcats took control with a dominant defensive stand that bridged the third and fourth quarters. The Spurs went more than 9 minutes without a field goal, and the Bobcats’ 19-2 run put them ahead 70-57 and secured their sixth win in seven games. And now even Diaw is playing well. It was less than a month ago that Jackson and Wallace criticized Diaw for

NBA Standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 27 11 .711 — Toronto 20 20 .500 8 New York 16 23 .410 11 1/2 Philadelphia 13 26 .333 14 1/2 New Jersey 3 36 .077 24 1/2 Atlanta Orlando Miami Charlotte Washington

Southeast Division W L Pct GB 26 13 .667 — 26 13 .667 — 20 18 .526 5 1/2 18 19 .486 7 12 26 .316 13 1/2

Cleveland Chicago Milwaukee Indiana Detroit

Central Division W L Pct GB 30 11 .732 — 18 20 .474 10 1/2 15 21 .417 12 1/2 14 25 .359 15 13 25 .342 15 1/2

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB Dallas 25 13 .658 — San Antonio 24 14 .632 1 Houston 22 18 .550 4 Memphis 20 18 .526 5 New Orleans 20 18 .526 5 Northwest Division W L Pct Denver 25 14 .641 Portland 24 16 .600 Utah 22 17 .564 Oklahoma City 21 17 .553 Minnesota 8 33 .195

GB — 1 1/2 3 3 1/2 18

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Charlotte’s D.J. Augustin passes the ball around San Antonio’s DeJuan Blair in the second half of the Bobcats’ 92-76 win in Charlotte Friday. his passive offense and lack of rebounding. With Diaw seemingly finding his groove after Jackson’s acquisition, the Bobcats are full of confidence. “The way he played tonight, if we can get that the rest of the season, we’re going to be all right, man,” Felton said. The combination was too much for the Spurs, who saw their three-game winning streak snapped with Tim Duncan struggling in his return after the veteran was given a game off to rest. Duncan hit just 4 of 12 shots and had 10 points and nine rebounds. “They were quick,” Duncan said. “They were very aggressive defensively, and they kept the pressure on us.” DeJuan Blair added 11 points and 16 rebounds, one game after he had 28 points and 21 rebounds

in a win over Oklahoma City. It wasn’t enough for the Spurs, who had been 10-1 all-time against the Bobcats, including 5-0 on the road In his second season in Charlotte, coach Larry Brown has the Bobcats finding ways to win. Coming in giving up a leaguelow 92.9 points a game, the Bobcats overcame a sluggish offense early by holding the Spurs to 39 percent shooting, including 5 of 25 from 3-point range. “It’s a typical Larry Brown team,” said Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, a former assistant under Brown in San Antonio. “Just tenacious, physical, pressure defense. Creating turnovers, creating offense out of turnovers. You knew it coming in. But we reacted poorly to it.” With Wallace rejecting

Brown 75, Yale 66 Cedarville 86, Daemen 74 Loyola, Md. 68, Marist 61 Rochester 70, Roberts Wesleyan 64 St. John Fisher 77, Rochester Tech 57 St. Peter’s 77, Rider 66 Susquehanna 71, Moravian 63 Walsh 118, Shawnee St. 62

Toronto 4, Philadelphia 0 Ottawa 2, N.Y. Rangers 0 Buffalo 2, Atlanta 1, OT Montreal 5, Dallas 3 Florida 3, Tampa Bay 2 Detroit 3, Carolina 1 St. Louis 1, Minnesota 0 Chicago 3, Columbus 0 Phoenix 4, New Jersey 3 Pittsburgh 3, Edmonton 2 Los Angeles 4, Anaheim 0

MIDWEST Carroll, Wis. 102, Grinnell 76 Lake Forest 77, Beloit 56 Lawrence 73, Monmouth, Ill. 62 Loyola of Chicago 55, Ill.-Chicago 50 Minn. Duluth 74, Mary 69 Minn. St., Mankato 84, Concordia, St.P. 63 N. Dakota St. 79, S. Dakota St. 67 Northern St., S.D. 67, Bemidji St. 65 Ripon 87, Illinois College 70 St. Cloud St. 72, SW Minnesota St. 67 St. Norbert 60, Knox 47 Upper Iowa 70, Augustana,S.D. 67 Winona St. 67, Wayne, Neb. 63

Friday’s Games Washington 6, Toronto 1 Nashville 1, Calgary 0 Saturday’s Games Chicago at Columbus, 2 p.m. Detroit at Dallas, 2 p.m. New Jersey at Colorado, 3 p.m. Boston at Los Angeles, 4 p.m. Edmonton at San Jose, 4 p.m. Ottawa at Montreal, 7 p.m. Buffalo at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Florida, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Carolina, 8 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Pittsburgh at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

FAR WEST Colorado Mines 73, Adams St. 63 Montana 57, Sacramento St. 56 Montana Western 86, Lewis-Clark St. 66 N. Arizona 73, E. Washington 69 Portland St. 85, N. Colorado 69 Westminster, Utah 61, Montana Tech 52

Sunday’s Games Chicago at Detroit, 12:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 3 p.m. Montreal at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Calgary at Anaheim, 8 p.m.

NHL Standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF New Jersey 45 32 12 1 65 130 Pittsburgh 49 30 18 1 61 155 N.Y. Rangers 47 22 18 7 51 120 Philadelphia 46 23 20 3 49 140 N.Y. Islanders 47 20 19 8 48 124

GA 98 133 125 132 144

Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers 30 9 .769 — Phoenix 24 16 .600 6 1/2 L.A. Clippers 17 20 .459 12 Sacramento 15 23 .395 14 1/2 Golden State 11 26 .297 18

Buffalo Boston Montreal Ottawa Toronto

Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts 45 29 11 5 63 46 23 16 7 53 48 23 21 4 50 48 23 21 4 50 49 16 24 9 41

GF 125 119 124 129 130

GA 103 112 129 147 170

Friday’s Games Charlotte 92, San Antonio 76 Philadelphia 98, Sacramento 86 Chicago 121, Washington 119,2OT Memphis 135, Minnesota 110 Atlanta 102, Phoenix 101 Detroit 110, New Orleans 104, OT Indiana 121, New Jersey 105 Toronto 112, New York 104 Miami 115, Houston 106 Oklahoma City at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Orlando at Portland, 10:30 p.m.

Washington Atlanta Florida Tampa Bay Carolina

Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts 47 29 12 6 64 46 20 19 7 47 47 19 20 8 46 46 18 18 10 46 46 14 25 7 35

GF 177 144 135 120 115

GA 133 152 147 139 157

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF Chicago 47 32 11 4 68 155 Nashville 48 29 16 3 61 137 Detroit 46 24 16 6 54 118 St. Louis 46 20 19 7 47 120 Columbus 49 18 22 9 45 125

GA 102 132 117 131 161

Saturday’s Games New Orleans at Indiana, 6 p.m. Phoenix at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Washington, 7 p.m. New York at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Memphis, 8 p.m. Miami at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at Utah, 9 p.m. Cleveland at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

Colorado Calgary Vancouver Minnesota Edmonton

Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts 47 26 15 6 58 48 26 16 6 58 47 27 18 2 56 48 24 21 3 51 46 16 25 5 37

GF 138 126 149 131 126

SOUTH Embry-Riddle 75, Johnson & Wales, Fla. 54 Mercer 60, S.C.-Upstate 57 N.C. Central 75, Tenn. Temple 50

Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF San Jose 48 30 10 8 68 153 Phoenix 48 27 16 5 59 125 Los Angeles 47 26 18 3 55 139 Anaheim 48 21 20 7 49 133 Dallas 47 19 17 11 49 134 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

EAST Baruch 71, Lehman 63

Thursday’s Games Boston 2, San Jose 1, SO

COLLEGE HOOPS Friday’s Men’s Scores

GA 134 115 117 140 155 GA 121 118 130 150 152

TRANSACTIONS Friday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL n American League BOSTON RED SOX—Agreed to terms with RHP Fernando Cabrera, RHP Edwin Moreno, RHP Jorge Sosa, LHP Brian Shouse, INF Angel Sanchez, INF Gil Velazquez and OF Darnell McDonald on minor-league contracts. CLEVELAND INDIANS—Agreed to terms with C Mike Redmond on a one-year contract. SEATTLE MARINERS—Claimed 1B Tommy Everidge off waivers from Oakland. TEXAS RANGERS—Agreed to terms with RHP Brandon McCarthy and RHP Dustin Nippert on one-year contracts. n National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Agreed to terms with INF-OF Conor Jackson, C Miguel Montero and INF Adam LaRoche on one-year contracts. Designated OF Eric Byrnes for assignment. HOUSTON ASTROS—Agreed to terms with INF Jeff Keppinger and RHP Chris Sampson on a one-year contracts. LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Agreed to terms with OF Matt Kemp on a two-year contract and RHP Chad Billingsley on a one-year contract. MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Promoted Tod Johnson to director of application development and Corey Kmichik to director of network services. Named Sarah Holbrook director of corporate marketing. NEW YORK METS—Agreed to terms with RHP John Maine on a one-year contract. SAN DIEGO PADRES—Agreed to terms with RHP Heath Bell on a one-year contract. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS—Agreed to terms with RHP Brandon Medders on a one-year contract. n American Association SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CAPTAINS— Acquired RHP Brian Henschel and OF Bryan Frichter from San Angelo (United) for future considerations. SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS—Traded OF Justin Nelson to Chico (Golden) for LHP Rusty Jones, RHP Scott Watson, RHP Mark Dibernardo and future considerations.

Duncan and others, San Antonio missed 14 consecutive shots in Charlotte’s game-clinching spurt. Meanwhile, Diaw was cleaning up at the other end. Entering the game averaging only 9.8 points and 4.3 rebounds after averaging 15 points and six rebounds with Charlotte last season, he hit 10 of 14 shots, including all four 3-point attempts. Jackson added 16 points and reserve Flip Murray 11. “We’ve just got to play consistent and the same way against everybody,” Diaw said. San Antonio dropped to 15-5 in its last 20 games while getting little from Duncan. Instead of looking fresh after sitting out Wednesday’s win over Oklahoma City, Duncan looked a step slow in the second game on San Antonio’s four-game trip. Still, the Spurs took the lead early in the second quarter and held a slim edge until their long drought started after Tony Parker’s three-point play gave them a 55-51 lead with 6:17 left in the third quarter. But the Bobcats dominated from there, breaking the previous longest home winning streak of five set early in their inaugural season of 200405. They can reach .500 with another home win Saturday against Phoenix — Diaw’s former team. “When (Diaw) shoots the ball well, it spreads the floor a lot more,” Duncan said. “He’s a 4 that can really dribble and drive the ball. When he can spread the floor and hit the 3s like he did tonight, it makes them that much better.” WICHITA WINGNUTS—Traded INF Kelly Hunt to Schaumburg (Northern) for RHP Cephas Howard. n Can-Am League NEW JERSEY JACKALS—Signed RHP Romas Hicks.

BASKETBALL n National Basketball Association NEW JERSEY NETS—Waived F Shawne Williams. UTAH JAZZ—Signed G Sundiata Gaines to a second 10-day contract. FOOTBALL n National Football League CHICAGO BEARS—Named Mike Tice offensive line coach. GREEN BAY PACKERS—Signed P Tim Masthay to a reserve/future contract. HOCKEY n National Hockey League CAROLINA HURRICANES—Recalled LW Drayson Bowman from Albany (AHL). Reassigned F Jerome Samson to Albany. ST. LOUIS BLUES—Assigned F Derek Armstrong to Peoria (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS—Recalled D John Carlson from Hershey (AHL). n American Hockey League AHL—Suspended San Antonio RW Francis Lessard for three games as a result of his actions in a Jan. 14 game vs. Chicago. GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS—Released D Ryan Stokes and D Johann Kroll. MANITOBA MOOSE—Signed G Rejean Beauchemin. Released G Stefan Drew. Recalled C Derek LeBlanc from Rapid City (CHL). MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS—Signed C Oren Eizenman. PROVIDENCE BRUINS—Signed F Kenny Roche. n ECHL ELMIRA JACKALS—Signed F Bear Trapp. Announced D Michael Busto has been assigned to the team by Hamilton (AHL). Loaned G Tyler Sims to Binghamton (AHL). Added G John Sellars to the roster. VICTORIA SALMON KINGS—Announced D Tim Wedderburn and F Andy Brandt have been loaned to Lake Erie (AHL). SOCCER n Women’s Professional Soccer SAINT LOUIS ATHLETICA—Acquired MF Lindsay Tarpley from Chicago for G Jillian Loyden. COLLEGE ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE—Named Shamaree Brown director of student-athlete programs and Lee Butler associate director of championships. ALABAMA—Moved director of player development Jeremy Pruitt to a defensive coaching position. ARIZONA—Junior TE Rob Gronkowski will enter the NFL draft. ARKANSAS—Named Chris Klenakis offensive line coach. AUGSBURG—Named Jane Gibbs volleyball coach. CATAWBA—Named Josh Gillon men’s assistant soccer coach. CENTRAL MISSOURI—Named Jim Svoboda football coach. GEORGIA—Named Todd Grantham defensive coordinator. GEORGIA TECH—Named Al Groh defensive coordinator. LOUISIANA TECH—Announced the resignation of football coach Derek Dooley to take the same position at Tennessee. Named Frank Scelfo interim football coach. UTEP—Named Adam Gonzaga safeties coach and Robert Rodriguez linebackers coach. WINSTON-SALEM—Signed men’s basketball coach Bobby Collins to a contract extension.





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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts are trying to repress those old playoff memories. Back in 2005, they were undefeated entering December, had a bye week in early January and a home date against the AFC’s No. 6 seed (Pittsburgh), which had lost in the AFC championship a year earlier. The Colts lost. On Saturday night, Indy faces the same scenario against another AFC North foe, Baltimore. “That was 2005, and that was a completely different team,” defensive end Dwight Freeney said. “It was a completely different defense. There’s not much that needs to be said other than ’This is the playoffs.’ Either win or go home.” It’s a simple philosophy the Colts (14-2) understand as well as any team still in the hunt. Despite having the most successful decade in regular-season history (115 wins), an NFL record seven straight 12-win seasons and the league mark for most consecutive regular-season wins (23), Indianapolis has won just one Super Bowl title. Critics contend they’ve struggled in the playoffs because those long, lateseason breaks made them rusty. This time, they’re at least healthy. Not one player missed practice this week, a first this season. But the lesson is clear: Regular-season success, seeding and oddsmakers mean nothing in the postseason. Being sharp does. “Don’t go out there and look like you haven’t played a game in six months,” receiver Reggie Wayne said when asked what the Colts learned from their early exits. “As long as you can just go out there and play football and play all four quarters, somewhere in there you’ll have the opportunity to win the game.” A victory clearly would help the Colts change perceptions after two straight playoff losses, both to San Diego. Indy hasn’t won in the postseason since beating Chicago in the Super Bowl after the 2006 season. Baltimore (10-7), meanwhile, understands what it takes to be win playoff games on the road — a suffocating defense and a proficient running game. That was the game plan Baltimore used to win its Super Bowl title following the 2000 season as a wild-card team. They won their first-round game again last Sunday, handing New England its only home playoff loss since 1978 though quarterback Joe Flacco threw only 10 passes and finished with just 34 yards. It didn’t matter on a day when the Ravens defense intercepted Tom Brady three times and its offense ran for 234 yards, including Ray Rice’s 83-yard burst for a score to open the game. Not only was it the Ravens first win over New England, but it also gave Baltimore a sixth road

playoff win this decade, matching the record set by the 1970s Dallas Cowboys — and a chance to break it Saturday in Indy. “Playing away is kind of an advantage because we always look at it as there’s no pressure on us,” former Super Bowl MVP Ray Lewis said. “The bottom line is, no matter where we go play at, no matter who we’re playing, going to play in somebody else’s home, there is no pressure. Just go let your hair back and just go play football.” Facing Indianapolis has always been a little different, though. In Baltimore, merely saying the word Colts is considered heresy even now, more than a quartercentury after the team’s midnight move to Indy. The public address announcer and scoreboard still do not use the team’s nickname. But it’s the results on the field that have caused Baltimore fans the most consternation. Franchise records set by the old Colts — John Unitas, Raymond Berry and John Mackey — have repeatedly fallen to the new ones — Peyton Manning, Marvin Harrison and Dallas Clark — recharging the old arguments that those franchise records should have stayed in Baltimore. The Colts also will be using kicker Matt Stover, the Ravens’ career scoring leader, Saturday night. Worse yet, under Manning, the NFL’s first four-time MVP, the Colts have seven straight wins in this series including 1715 in November and 15-6 in their only other playoff meeting Jan. 13, 2007, a game that featured seven field goals and no touchdowns. The confident Ravens aren’t worried about the past. “We’re a totally different team than we were eight weeks ago,” Lewis said. “We’re definitely a totally different team than we were last year. So, whatever years we didn’t beat them, that’s way behind us.” Indy’s challenge is to stop the run and win through the air — like they needed to do against the Steelers in 2005. Baltimore is 2-7 this season when opponents throw for 200 yards or more (8-0 when they don’t), meaning if the Colts want to change their postseason fortunes, they’ll have to get their passing attack in sync from the start — no rust allowed. “I think the key for us to playing well on Saturday is having a good week of practice this week,” Manning said Tuesday. “I feel we really need to put it all together this week in practice and take that to the field on Saturday. To me, that will be the key.” To get them there, firstyear coach Jim Caldwell has been increasing the intensity at practice after playing his starters only into the second half against the New York Jets and until they scored a touchdown at Buffalo in the final two regular-season games — both losses.



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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Rested Saints expect to keep pace with Cardinals By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer


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SOUTHERN, from page 1B communication was good, we were working our feet.” A Munoz bucket after a steal tied it up at 7 midway through the third. A 3 from Cornelius Wilson gave the 10-7 lead back to Southern, but it was the last time the Raiders held the advantage. An emphatic Munoz dunk after another takeaway made it 12-10 Gibbons. With the score tied at 16, Munoz drained a 3 at the buzzer to give Gibbons the 19-16 lead at the break. While the Crusader offense continued to roll in the second half, the Raiders continued to struggle. Southern attempted 12 field goals in the third and came away with just four points. “We’re not making good decisions. We’re looking but we’re not seeing,” Rotolo said. “Our offense almost gave up enough points to lose the basketball game.” The offense picked up somewhat in the fourth, scoring 11, but Gibbons countered with 19. Munoz scored nine of his 18 in the final frame. The loss evens up

Southern’s overall record at 6-6. “We’ve got to get better at the system, we’ve got to get better at the fundamentals, we’ve got to get better at our cohesiveness. It’s a combination of all of it,” said Rotolo. The Raiders similarly started off slow in conference play last season. After several early losses, Southern began to turn things around, and advanced to the conference tournament championship. Rotolo is not yet writing off another turnaround. “It’s a willingness... to make a commitment to get better. We’ll find out where we are,” he said. “There’s a lot of basketball to be played. We’re not giving up, I’m not giving up, they’re not giving up. We have to keep getting better.” Southern has a non-conference game on the road against Northern Nash on Wednesday before conference play resumes Friday when Chapel Hill visits Henderson. Contact the writer at

NEW ORLEANS — Sean Payton was the toast of New Orleans even before the Saints’ storybook run to the NFC championship game in his first season as a head coach. Fans were happy to have their team back and eager to embrace a coach who wanted to be a part of the rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina left entire neighborhoods in a state of lifeless, sagging, water-logged ruin. Four years later, evidence of the widespread devastation is dwindling. Shattered windows and ripped up roofs have been replaced. Homes have been rebuilt. Long rows of flooded cars and countless fetid debris piles are gone from most of the city. The Louisiana Superdome — a hot spot of sweltering, rancid misery for thousands who took shelter there during Katrina — is getting new champagnecolored siding to replace panels faded gray by decades of sun and dented by projectiles launched by the storm’s fierce winds. On Saturday, when the Arizona Cardinals visit for the divisional round of the playoffs, the dome will be a place countless thousands want to be, a place where home fans now gather to

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New Orleans running back Reggie Bush smiles as he talks with teammates at the at the start of football practice at the club’s training facility in Metairie, La., Wednesday. simultaneously celebrate their solidarity during the recovery and the greatness exhibited by Drew Brees and the rest of Payton’s league-leading offense. Expectations have gone up — a lot — and that’s precisely what Payton envisioned when he took the job. Although New Orleans won a franchise-record 13 games this season, it will mean little if they flop in the playoffs. “In the very beginning, when we got here, you’re wanting to raise the expectation level and how we perform, and I think that when you get to where we’re at now in the postseason, this

is a place that we aspire to be every year,” Payton said. “For this team, just getting in the postseason was part of the process, but it wasn’t the end goal. I think the expectation level of this team and the organization has changed. And four years ago that’s what we were looking to do.” The Superdome crowd was already sure to be juiced even before Payton, as if to add some extra zip, brought back franchise rushing leader and fan favorite Deuce McAllister on Friday. It was not clear how much McAllister would play after being out of football for a year, but Payton said the 31-year-old running back would lead the team onto the field. As fate would have it, the Saints (13-3) — who had a first-round bye as the NFC’s top seed — open the seventh postseason in franchise history against the Cardinals (11-6), another club long known for ineptitude but recently transformed into a respected contender. One season ago, Arizona went where the Saints never have — the Super Bowl — and nearly upset the Pittsburgh Steelers. No one doubts the Cardinals’ credentials this season, not after they outlasted Green Bay in a 51-45 overtime thriller that went into the record books as the highest-

scoring playoff game. “What I see from them now is that they’re playing with a lot more confidence,” Brees said. “They were the NFC champs last year. They went to the Super Bowl. They represented us, our conference.” Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner is trying to get to his fourth Super Bowl and win his second. Yet, he sounded unsure of whether Arizona’s playoff experience a year ago would be a help or hindrance. “The key for us is to still try to stay loose even though expectations are different. That’s what I think was a little easier for us last year. Nobody really expected anything from us. We could kind of be us and young guys could be free and loose. It wasn’t going to be like, ’You guys blew this opportunity,’ because nobody expected it,” Warner said. “What’s different this year is, can we keep that same attitude? Can we play the same way even though there’s expectations?” Warner did so Sunday, torching the Packers for 379 yards and five TDs. Although Anquan Boldin missed that game with an ankle injury that also is expected to sideline him against New Orleans, Larry Fitzgerald, Steve Breaston and Early Doucet kept the Cardinals’ passing attack in overdrive.

Arenas pleads guilty to handgun charge By MATTHEW BARAKAT and HOWARD FENDRICH Associated Press Writers

WASHINGTON — Straight-faced and subdued, Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas pleaded guilty Friday to a felony gun charge connected to a locker-room argument, leaving his All-Star career in limbo and his freedom in doubt. Arenas won’t know whether he must serve jail time until his March 26 sentencing and remains free until then. The government indicated it will not seek more than six months, although the judge can give Arenas anywhere from probation to the charge’s maximum term of five years. Guidelines call for

six to 12 months. Arenas did not speak to reporters on the way into D.C. Superior Court — only shaking his head when asked if he wanted to tell fans anything — or when he walked down the block to police headquarters after his 20-minute hearing. In court, Arenas was barely audible, offering mostly terse answers such as “Yes, your honor” or “No, sir.” Those hands that have made so many shots and earned Arenas millions of dollars were shoved into the pockets of his gray, pinstriped suit. His demeanor stood in stark contrast to the gregarious, blog-writing, jersey-tossing persona that made the player known as “Agent Zero” a fan favorite. It also

contrasted with the player who cracked jokes with reporters and on Twitter in the immediate aftermath of the Dec. 21 confrontation with a teammate that ended with guns being displayed. Indeed, the loudest words Friday came in a statement issued by the Wizards about 2 1/2 hours after the hearing ended. “Gilbert Arenas has been a cornerstone of the Washington Wizards for six years. We are deeply saddened and disappointed in his actions that have led to the events of this afternoon,” the team said. “Gilbert used extremely poor judgment and is ultimately responsible for his own actions.” The NBA didn’t com-

ment Friday, while the players’ union offered support, with executive director Billy Hunter saying: “The Players Association will continue to make all of its resources available to Gilbert. We remain committed to aggressively representing him in the same fashion that we represent every player in the league.” Arenas was averaging team highs of 22.6 points and 7.2 assists this season for a team in last place in the NBA’s Southeast Division. The Wizards have removed nearly all traces of the once-marketable player from their home arena, including Arenas merchandise with his jersey No. 0 and a huge banner with his photo that used to hang outside.

said Brunelli. Orange started the third quarter on a 17-7 run, capped by a steal and a lay-in from Donovan McCully to tie the game at 38. The Warriors answered with a free throw from Isaiah Hicks followed by two inside scores to set up Seifert’s shot. Hicks finished with 12 points — and by Brunelli’s count, 15 rebounds. “I think unoffcially he had 15 boards,” Brunelli said. “For a freshman in his first conference game at this school ­— that’s huge.” Webb out-scored Orange 13-5 in the second quarter, led by Seifert, who scored seven of his 14 in the period.

Seifert converted a layin to make it 29-21 before P.J. Thomas followed his miss to extend the lead to 31-21 before halftime. “He’s one of our key players,” Brunelli said of Seifert. Webb set the tempo early, stretching its lead to 11 and holding a 16-7 advantage after the first period. Brown led Orange with 15 points. Leon Greene added 10 points for the Warriors, who return to action 7:30 p.m. tonight at Warren County. Webb was victorious in the two sides’ previous meeting earlier this season.

riors a 22-14 lead. “We wanted to control the ball for the last shot and move the ball around a little bit,” Rogers said of the play. “All of a sudden, the ball came back to Chasity at the top of the key and she dropped it.” Webb led 9-7 in the first quarter before a late Panther score tied the game after one. The Warriors head to Warrenton today for a 6 p.m. return match with

Warren County. Webb easily dispatched the Eagles last time out, but Rogers isn’t looking past his non-conference foes. “You can’t have a letdown against anybody you play,” he said. “It’s not about Warren County or what we beat them by last time — it’s about us becoming a better basketball team.”

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LADY RAIDERS, from page 1B Terry and Taylor iced the remainder of the game away from the foul line. “Shauna really stepped up. She stepped up big on defense when she had to guard the best player,” Turner said. “Offensively, I think Shauna did a great job of finding the holes in their defense.” Turner was also complimentary of Taylor. “Trem is probably one of my better ballhandlers, one of my better passers. She’s somebody who you

have to have the ball in her hands, no way without it.” Stephanie Scope led the Crusaders with 16 points. Stapleton had 12, and Miles finished with nine. With the win, the Raiders up their record at 5-5 (1-1). A non-conference game at Northern Nash Wednesday precedes another Carolina 3A tilt with Chapel Hill on Friday. Contact the writer at

throws in the final minute to seal the win. “He has grown in a year, not only on the court, but off the court. He’s a complete player,” said Brunelli. Webb led 46-40 entering the final frame. Thomas knocked down a shot to open the fourth, but the Warriors couldn’t put away the Panthers. Orange got as close as 55-50 before Webb created some separation, building a 63-53 lead with two minutes to play. The Panthers’ Trennel Brown scored back-to-back baskets within a span of 13 seconds to set up Jackola’s lay-in. “It seemed like momentum shifted a couple different times in the game,”

Brunelli said. “Fortunately for us tonight, it shifted our way several times more than it did their way.” Webb got a big lift from Becker Seifert, who netted 14 points off the bench, none bigger than his shot at the end of the third quarter. With the Warriors up three, Thomas charged down the court with the seconds ticking off the clock and found Seifert open in the corner for a crucial, buzzer-beating 3-pointer to end the period. “I want to say it was designed and I drew the whole thing up — but I’m going to give credit to our kids making smart basketball decisions. That was a big momentum changer,”

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LADY WARRIORS, from page 1B following a free throw from Lameisha Terry. The Panthers ended the quarter on a 7-2 run to get back in the game. Orange came into the match with wins over Southern and Northern Vance. “I felt like they would be a solid basketball team,” Rogers said. “They didn’t make a whole lot of mistakes. They hit the boards good. They played team basketball.”

Rogers got another balanced scoring effort from his team, with Kiana Morton leading the way with 12 points. Diamond Greene had 10 and both Tyler Hobgood and Terry had eight. After a close first quarter, Webb took control by out-scoring Orange 13-5 in the second period. Chasity White knocked down a 3-pointer just before the halftime buzzer sounded to give the War-

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u MLK Events, 3C u Special Services, 3C u Musical Programs, 3C u News and Notes, 3C u Weekly Programs & Services, 4C

Longing for a father’s true love In light of recent events, I do not believe that I will win the “Father of the Year” award any time soon. Let me explain. My four-year-old son received a new bike for Christmas that was equipped with training wheels. Needless to say, he was simply dying to try it out in the church parking lot. To my surprise, he did not do such a bad job. He was able to peddle up the steep portion Rev. Seth of the lot with little Miller help and able to Sulphur Springs steer so that he Baptist did not get stuck in the grass. I was thoroughly impressed. Then I made the big mistake. I steered my son to the top of a fairly steep hill and let him go. At first, he was able to keep his balance and was seemingly enjoying himself. But my vision of the “little bird leaving its nest” was interrupted when he began to pick up speed. Suddenly, he was not able to maintain control and accidentally ran into my parked car. Then the tears came and a little voice in the back of my head sarcastically said, “Good job, dad!” Now I know that I am not a bad father and parental mistakes come with the territory. But I am aware that there are genuinely bad fathers out there. I know this from experience. My wife never knew who her father was until she was a teenager. Despite the fact he knew of her existence, he made very little effort to be a part of her life. In fact, I met him once, almost seven years ago, on the day of our wedding and have not seen him since! The purpose of this article is not to send out a challenge to men to be better fathers (although, a challenge like that is greatly needed). I am speaking to those out there who feel abandoned or betrayed by their earthly fathers. Maybe you are a teenager with a verbally abusive father that is enslaved to alcoholism. Or you may be that lonely young woman who has never felt genuine love from a father, but you’re willing to substitute it with a cheap night of passion with a random guy. This article is for you. Listen to the promise that God has made to his people in scripture: “[We] have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, ‘Abba! Father!’ ” When one surrenders his or her life to Jesus Christ with a spirit of repentance, God adopts that person into his own family. We then have the privilege of referring to him as “Abba.” This word does not denote the word “father” in the generic sense, but in the sense of endearment. It is better understood as “daddy.” To those who have that void within them that longs for a loving father, God can fill such a void. He will not abuse you, or take advantage of you. Nor will he let go of the bike before you are ready to ride on your own.

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Volunteers with a work team from Tennessee help put a new roof on a three-room house in Kittrell this past summer that volunteers from Rebuilding Hope Ministries have worked on over the past year. “I want people to realize is that there’s a mission field right here in our local area,” said ministry founder Randolph Wilson.

On the home front

Rebuilding Hope Ministries spreads the gospel one nail at a time By LINDA GUPTON Dispatch Features Editor

In his offices at Rebuilding Hope Ministries on N. Oliver Drive, Randolph Wilson has a list of 134 homes in the local area that need repairs. That’s the biggest backlog of projects that he’s seen since he and his wife, Gail, founded the ministry in 2006 to serve local families that are often on the verge of literally losing the roof over their heads. Randolph volunteered for many years with disaster relief teams, helping out with hurricane reconstruction efforts along the coast of North Carolina and in the Mississippi delta after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. He was thinking about moving into full-time disaster relief work in January 2006 when one of his pastors encouraged him with the question, “Have you thought about a local ministry?” “When he said that, I knew God was calling me to look at ministering here locally,” Randolph said in a 2007 interview with the Dispatch. “With all of the problems that we have in this area with poverty, joblessness and broken families, clearly there was work that needed doing here.” It’s a decision that the couple feels even more strongly about today. Contributions to the ministry were up slightly in 2009, giving the Wilsons confidence that despite the poor economy and tough economic times, God is blessing the work that’s being done. A total of 19 projects were completed in 2009 with help from more than 650 local volunteers who contributed over 7,000 hours of work. In addition, five mission teams from outside the area also worked on local projects this past year. To continue that work, the ministry’s primary need is volunteers, particularly volunteers who have expertise in plumbing, electrical work, roofing, carpentry and heating/air conditioning repair. But Randolph emphasized that assistance is needed in every area of the ministry from office workers to volunteers who can help keep the warehouse organized or answer phones and greet visitors. “I have a couple of men who volunteer on Thursdays and Fridays in the warehouse,” he said. “They are just here to help out when people stop by, to answer the phone, and to free us to work on other tasks. I’d love to have somebody doing the same thing Monday through Wednesday.” While volunteers who can paint and help with other aspects of home repair are needed, Randolph said he has found over time that many of the homes the ministry works on are in such bad shape that the work crews seldom have the luxury of getting to painting. “When we started this ministry, we thought we’d be going into houses, putting on a coat of paint, helping to make things look better. But the needs are so great,

Other improvements to this Kittrell home have included insulation, new siding, new windows and new electrical work. we’re finding we don’t ever get to that point,” he said. The ministry’s biggest physical need right now is expanded warehouse space to store building supplies and donated furniture items. The current 10,000 square-foot space on N. Oliver Drive off Warrenton Road is filled to the rafters. “We’re talking with the owner of a 100,000 square-foot warehouse space that is available, but I’m not sure if that’s going to work out. We’re just praying and waiting to see what God does,” said Randolph. “But we sure could use some more warehouse space.” Randolph would add a dump trailer and a pickup truck to pull the trailer to his wish list as well. “When we do roofing jobs, we need a trailer to carry the old shingles to the landfill,” he said. To get on the ministry’s work list, applicants must come by the office on N. Oliver Drive in person to fill out an application. “We like them to come here because we can sit down and talk with them and really find out what the needs are. It also gives us an opportunity to witness to them and share with them about the love of Christ. That’s the most important part — that’s why we’re here,” Randolph said. Once an application has been accepted, an assessment team will go out to visit the home and get an eyes-on look at what needs to be done. Of the 134 projects currently on the ministry’s list, 21 are being actively worked on. Deciding which project gets attention depends on the resources that are available, said Gail. “It’s not a first-come, first serve basis. Sometimes someone will just move to the top of the list because the needs are so great. Or we may have someone with certain skills available, so we go to work on a project where we can use those skills.” One of the ministry’s chief goals is to help local churches that want to assist

someone within their own congregation or neighborhood. Randolph said his ministry can help a church with the process of getting the proper permits and inspections, in addition to providing building materials and supplies. The church provides the volunteers to do the work. “We are here to be used by all the churches in the area that have a desire to reach outside the walls of their church and minister to those in need,” Randolph said. The ministry also accepts donations of furniture which are then distributed out to needy families. More than 300 families received furniture through the ministry in 2009. “We are really in need of dining room furniture, bedroom furniture and appliances,” said Gail. With the downturn in the economy, she said very few donations of used furniture are arriving at the ministry’s warehouse doors since most people aren’t upgrading or replacing existing furniture. The ministry also accepts donations of used mobile homes, as long as they were manufactured after 1976. Volunteers refurbish the mobile homes and make them available to families in areas where zoning laws allow for mobile homes. Randolph said he read a recent statistic that indicated that 50 percent of North Carolinians do not believe in the gospel. “That means 50 percent of the people around us each day are lost,” he said. “Acts 1:8 says that we need to reach out first to our own Jerusalem. I think the biggest thing I want people to realize is that there’s a mission field right here in our local area.” Rebuilding Hope Ministries can be reached at (252) 438-5132. Contact the writer at


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Special Services United Greater Faith United Greater Faith Ministries, 106 Lanier St., Oxford, will have a special service at 4 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Natashia Lewis-Alston of Temple of Deliverance Church in Henderson will be speaking.

New Covenant Faith New Covenant Faith Ministries, 1200 King St., will have revival services Jan. 24-26, beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. The revivalist will be Bishop Sandy T. Burke of New Restoration Community Church in Henderson. For more information, call the Rev. Seamon Rice at (252) 430-6197.

Davis Chapel MBC Davis Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will conclude its Word Enrichment Conference today. The activities will start at 5 p.m. The preacher will be the Rev. Clementine Robinson of Davis Chapel and music will be by The Souls of Calvary of Franklinton.

Living Word Crusade Pastor Nell Smith-Spells (a.k.a. Little Nell Smith), will present the Living Word Crusade on Jan. 28-29 at The Ambassador’s Inn & Suites, 197 Parham Road, off of Interstate 85, exit 215. On Jan. 28, the service will begin at 7 p.m., with SmithSpells as the speaker. On Jan. 29, a service at noon will feature the Rev. Mary Branch as the guest speaker and another service at 7 p.m. will feature Smith-Spells

speaking. Music will be provided by the Rev. Roy Burroughs and Work In Progress, the Oak Level Pastor’s Choir, The McShaws, Union Grove United Church of Christ, and others. For more information, call (919) 924-1945 or e-mail

Greater Refuge Greater Refuge Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of Apostolic Faith, 235 Booth Ave., will have its “Pack-A-Pew” building fund celebration at 4 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be Elder David Morton of Refuge Temple in Burlington. Singing will be by The Voices of Praise of Oxford, The Echoes of Praise of Henderson, Greater Love Gospel Choir of Henderson, and Refuge Temple Gospel Choir of Burlington.

Word and Worship Word and Worship Sanctuary, 897-B South Beckford Drive, will have a special youth service at 5 p.m. Jan. 24. The Rev. James Stainback of Henderson will be the guest speaker. The public is invited. For more information, call (252) 767-8993 or (252) 767-2644.

St. Paul’s Lutheran St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will continue its special Discovery Weekend today and Sunday. Today’s activities will include a meeting with other congregational members in the third focus group at 9 a.m., followed by the team meeting to process its report and prepare for Sun-

day. On Sunday, there will not be an 8:30 a.m. worship service. However, Sunday school and one combined adult Bible class will be held at 9:45 a.m. Also, the communion worship service with a service of confession, repentance, and absolution, along with a sermon by a team member will begin at 11 a.m.

Full Gospel Faith Full Gospel Faith Ministries, 104 College St., Warrenton, will hold its “The Trinity” service on Jan. 31 at 4 p.m. The guest speaker will be Pastor Anthony Q. Alston from Jones Chapel along with his choir. The public is invited.

I Believe God Outreach I Believe God Outreach, 90 Thomas Road (Williamsboro) will hold a special service on Friday at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Bishop Garland Haggai of New Life Church in Oxford.

Ministers Outreach Ministers Outreach Tabernacle and Cornerstone Christian Community Church will come together for a Fellowship Service Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. at Cornerstone Christian Community Church in Oxford. The public is invited to attend. For more information, please call (252) 438-6543 or (919) 690-1982.

Kesler Temple On Sunday at noon, Kesler Temple AME Zion Church will present a program

MLK Services St. Stephen MBC St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Sunday, starting at 11 a.m. The theme is “A King is Born.” The Rev. Junious M. Debnam, pastor, will be the speaker, and the St. Stephen male chorus will sing. Deacons and members of the church will reflect back on the days of King, both yesterday and today. The church is located at 3319 N.C. Hwy. 58 in the Inez community.

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on the 12 tribes of Israel. The Rev. Elijah Coleman will portray Joseph. The other sons of Jacob will be portrayed by Michael D. Terry (Reuben), Tyrone Champion (Simeon), Harold Hart (Ephraim), Richard Parson (Judah), Thomas James (Dan), Travis Couch (Naphtali), Alexander Williams (Gad), Eddie Hicks (Asher), Lonnie Davis (Issachar), Eugene Williams (Zebulun) amd Joseph Ray (Manasseh). The Coleman Turner Choir and Evangelist Evelyn C. Couch and the Couchettes will sing. The public is invited to attend. For more information, please call (252) 433-3499.

Divine Habitation Bishop George G. Bloomer of Bethel Family Worship Center, Durham, will be the guest preacher at Divine Habitation Ministries, 227 Orville St., Henderson on Sunday and Monday at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The public is invited to attend. For more information or directions, please contact the church at (252) 433-8299.

Clearview Baptist Clearview Baptist Church invites the community to a Prayer Revival Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. The Rev. Dr. Chris Schofield, director of the Prayer Team at the N.C. State Baptist Convention, will be sharing about prayer in the believer’s personal life on Jan. 31 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and on Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. Clearview Baptist is located on 250 Red Oak Road behind Boyd’s Chevrolet. Call (252) 432-7757 for more information.

News Bus trip There will be a bus trip on May 29-30 to the 25th-year celebration of the Mississippi Burning in Batesville, Miss. Featured will be Lee Williams and The Spiritual QC’s, Harvey Watkins Jr. and the Canton Spirituals, Doc McKenzie and the Hi-Lites, and others. The cost per person for a two-night stay with two people to a room (doubles) is $270 for the bus ride, hotel and ticket. The deposit to reserve a seat is $135 and is due by March 20. The balance is to be paid by April 30. There will be no refunds unless the trip is canceled. The bus will depart from the Roses parking lot on Norlina Road at 11:30 p.m. May 28 and will return May 31. Call Arnita Miles at (252) 4325224 for more information.

The gospel choir of Flat Creek Baptist Church will sponsor a special program Free food/clothing giveaway in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday, starting at 3 p.m. The The food and clothing ministry of Davis speaker will be Valerie Alston. The Mt. Chapel Church, 742 N. Chestnut St., will Zion all male choir will sing. have a free food and clothing giveaway for those who are in need today from 11 a.m. to Cotton Memorial 1 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. If you are in need or know someone in need of help, Cotton Memorial Presbyterian Church, come by the church. For more information, 511 N. Chestnut St., will have its 14th an- call Barbara Bennett at (252) 430-0518. nual Martin Luther King Jr. Gospel and Praise Celebration at 4 p.m. today. Music Pageant will be provided by the Kittrell Job Corps A Nehemiah Rainbow Pageant will be held Gospel Choir, School of Math and Science at West Oxford Elementary School on Ivy Gospel Choir, Sandra and Naomi Dixon, Day Road in Oxford on Feb. 13. Doors open Angela Neil, David Richardson and Gift, at 4 p.m. and the program starts at 5 p.m. Total Inspiration, Jordan Chapel Men’s The theme for this event is “Forever OnChoir, Spring Street Men’s Choir, Gospel ward.” There will be gospel singing, food, a St. Heralds, James Martin and Harmony, James Missionary Baptist Church Nehemiah and The Mighty Pilgrim Harmonairs. education event, and a pre-collegiate banquet/ There will also be poetry and liturgical concert/pageant. The keynote speaker will be dance. Call (252) 492-3478 for informathe Rev. Dr. Alvin Augustus Jones. In concert tion. will be The Spiritual Entertainers of Oxford,

The Gospel Harmoneers of Warrenton, and the gospel mimes. Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door; $5, children under eight years old. For ticket information, call St. James Missionary Baptist Church at (252) 492-8500 or Minnie Toliver at (252) 492-7861. This is a semi-formal affair.

Clothing closet/yard sale Holy Faith Temple CFAP will open its indoor clothes closet and hold a yard sale today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The church is located at 150 W. Spring St., behind Mast Drugs in Henderson. There will also be food assistance and refreshments available. Donations will be accepted.

Choir practice The Vance County Sunday School Convention Choir will hold a practice at St. James Baptist Church on Old Oxford Road at 7 p.m. Tuesday. A representative from each church is requested to participate. For more information, call Patricia Ellis at (252) 915-7462 or Mark Ellis at (252) 915-7068.

Youth Jam New Covenant Faith, 1200 King St., will hold its Youth Jam 2010 at 6 p.m. Jan. 30. Featured will be Rowland Chapel’s youth ministry, along with other guest choirs and dance ministries. All youth are invited. For information, call Brenda Rice at (252) 430-6197.

Clothing closet Full Gospel Faith Ministries, 104 College St., Warrenton, will open its “God’s Blessings” Clothing Closet Jan. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon. The public is invited.



Food pantry The children’s church at New Bethel Baptist Church, Hwy. 39 North in Epsom, has started a food pantry. Doors will be open starting today and then every third Saturday of each month from 9-11 a.m. for food pickup. The pantry is open to the community.

Students recognized The Rev. Alonza Burnett of Rush Metropolitan AME Zion Church in Raleigh, along with his wife Kimmie, recently awarded gift certificates to Jasmine Massey and Shiqualle Jefferson of Kesler Temple AME Zion Church in Henderson in recognition of their being selected for the “A” honor roll at school. The Burnetts have also helped out a family in the church this year with back-to-school supplies and have provided care bags for the youth that included a financial lesson.

Fashion show A fashion show will be hosted by The Greater Love Ministry, 110 Court St., on Jan. 30 at 3 p.m. Bridal wear to sports wear will be modeled. Additional entertainment will be provided. For more information, call Sherenia Branche at (252) 430-4045.

Youth event Henderson Community Church is sponsoring an event for youth 12-19 years old every Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Old Aycock Gymnasium, including basketball and games. A worship service will also be held. Pizza and soda will be provided. The event is free and open to all area youth. For more information, call (252) 425-5511.

Musical Programs St. Stephen MBC St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church will host the Fork Chapel Community Male Chorus’s anniversary today. The service starts at 6 p.m. Featured will be: St. Matthew Gospel Chorus of Oxford, Work In Progress of Henderson, Royal Jubilee, Smith Temple Male Chorus of Raleigh, and others.

Music program A music program will be held at Oxford Community Center on Orange Street in Oxford on Jan. 23. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the program starts at 6 p.m. The cost is $5 at the door; free, children under 12. Featured will be: The Spiritual Message, The Gospel Miracles, The Li’l Soulful Singers, Visionaires, Soul Seekers, The Chavis Family, Gospel Harmonaires of Warrenton, Leroy Greene and The Roadway QC’s of Henderson, Third Generation, Steven Gregory and The RemissionAires, The Gospel Disciples, Amen, Reunited of Durham, Calvin Williams and Creative Souls, Gloriaires of Townsville, and others. Larry Downey will emcee this event. Three cash prizes will be given away. Food, drinks, water, etc., will be available for purchase. For more information, call George (Pee Wee) Davis at (252) 492-6215 or (252) 492-5733.

Norlina Baptist The Eastmen Quartet will be in concert at 6 p.m. Jan. 24 at Norlina Baptist

Church. For information, call (252) 2131735 or visit

Gospel sing New Covenant Faith Ministries will have its first Gospel Shed Explosion, featuring drummer Terry Davis, at 7 p.m. Jan. 23. The church is located at 1200 King St. For more information, call Michael Rice at (252) 657-8084 or e-mail

True Faith in Christ The youth choir of True Faith in Christ Worship Center, 143 S. Williams St., Henderson, will have its first choir anniversary celebration at 4 p.m. Sunday.

N. Henderson Baptist The North Henderson Baptist Church adult choir will once again present its Christmas cantata, “The Heart of Christmas,” Sunday at 6 p.m. The Mike Speck musical was presented in December. The public is invited to attend.

Mt. Zion UCC Mount Zion United Church of Christ will hold its annual Labours of Love Celebration Jan. 31 at 3 p.m. This musical program will honor individuals who work diligently in the church and community. Minister Roy Burroughs will be the emcee. Work In Progress, Leroy Green and the Roadway QC’s, and Gerald Hinton will provide music.

South Henderson Pentecostal presents The Greenes The Greenes will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at South Henderson Pentecostal Holiness Church, 905 Americal Road, Henderson. The public is invited to attend.


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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Weekly Programs Blessed Hope Baptist Church, 741 Dabney Road, announces its regular schedule: Sunday — 9:45 a.m., Sunday school hour; 11 a.m., worship service and children’s church (nursery provided); 5 p.m., deacon meeting, choir practice and youth Bible study; 6 p.m., evening worship and radio broadcast on WIZS. Tuesday — 7 p.m., GROW Outreach. Wednesday — 7 p.m., prayer service, youth “Total Access,” and Team Kids. First and third Saturday — 9 a.m., visitation. <«–« Brookston Presbyterian Church will have its regular worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school will be held at 11 a.m. The church is located at 720 Brookston Road, Henderson. <«–« Central Baptist Church, 2574 Ruin Creek Road, Henderson, announces its weekly schedule: Sunday — 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship service (nursery/pre-school children’s church provided); 4:30 p.m., evangelism training; 5 p.m., Youth Revolution; 5:45 p.m., AWANA; 6 p.m., evening worship. Tuesday — 10 a.m., ladies Bible study. Wednesday — 7 a.m., men’s Bible study; 4:15 p.m., puppet ministry practice; 5:30 p.m., fellowship dinner; 6 p.m., Alpha meal and program; 6:30 p.m., quarterly business meeting; 6:45 p.m., new adult small group Bible study begins, Youth One Way, pre-school and children’s choir and handbells; 7:45 p.m., Celebration Choir practice. Thursday — noon, men’s prayer lunch at Dabney Drive Restaurant. <«–« Crusade Pentecostal Deliverance Church, 45 Gorman St., Henderson, announces its schedule for the week: Sunday — 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11:45 a.m., worship service. First and third Wednesdays — 7 p.m., Bible study. Second and fourth Wednesdays — 7:30 p.m., Joy Night. <«–« Calvary Temple Holy Church, 215 Kitchen Ave., announces its regular schedule: Sunday — 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 10:45 a.m., praise and worship; 11 a.m., worship service. Wednesday — 7 p.m., prayer service; 7:30 p.m., Bible study. <«–« Carey Baptist Church announces this week’s schedule: Sunday — 9:45 a.m., Sunday School; 11 a.m., worship service; 5:30 p.m., prayer meeting, youth, children’s activities. Wednesday — 6 p.m., Family Night dinner; 7 p.m., prayer meeting, youth and children’s activities. <«–« Church of the Holy Innocents, 210 S. Chestnut St., Henderson, announces its schedule for Sunday: 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite One; 10:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite Two; 12:30 p.m., La Misa Spanish service. <«–« Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 2440 S. Cokesbury Road, announces its schedule: Sunday — 8:30 a.m., contemporary service; 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship service. Monday — 6 p.m., men’s dinner; 7 p.m., men’s Bible study. Tuesday — 7:30 p.m., United Methodist Women. Wednesday — 6:30 p.m., prayer in fellowship hall; 7 p.m., prayer and praise. Thursday — 10:30 a.m., ladies Bible study; 6:30 p.m., ladies Bible study; 6:30 p.m., contemporary practice. Note: The new cookbook is available. <«–« Coley Springs Missionary Baptist Church, Warrenton, announces its weekly services: Today — 7 a.m., prayer. Sunday — 8:30 a.m., prayer; 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 10:45 a.m., worship service with communion. Monday — 7 p.m., recovery ministry. Tuesday — 8 a.m., wellness training; 10:30 a.m., Senior Center Bible study; 6:30 p.m., wellness training. Wednesday — 11 a.m., Bible study; 7 p.m., worship at Mt. Zion in Macon. Thursday — 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., wellness training. <«–« Eastside Baptist Church announces this week’s schedule: Sunday — 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship service/children’s church; 6 p.m., Sunday night service. Tuesday — 7 p.m., visitation. Wednesday — 7:30 p.m., prayer meeting. <«–« First Baptist Church, Henderson, announces its weekly schedule: Sunday — 9:15 a.m., pre-Sunday school fellowship;

9:15-11 a.m., Sue Kelly Library open; 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., morning worship; 6-11 p.m., middle school youth game night. Tuesday — 10 a.m., morning Bible study; 2-5 p.m., Sue Kelly Library open; 3 p.m., after-school programs; 5 p.m., Mission Friends dismissal; 5:15 p.m., grades 1-3 dismissal; 7:30 p.m., Chancel Choir rehearsal. Wednesday — 2-5 p.m., Sue Kelly Library open; 3 p.m., after-school programs; 5:45 p.m., grades 4-6 dismissal; 7 p.m., Evening Ringers rehearsal. Thursday — 8:30 a.m., Morning Adult Bell Ringers rehearsal; 7:30 p.m., Chancel Choir rehearsal. <«–« First Congregational Christian Church, 429 Rowland St., announces this week’s schedule: Sunday — 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship service. Wednesday — 6:30 p.m., choir practice; 7:30 p.m., prayer meeting. <«–« First Presbyterian Church, 222 Young St., announces its weekly schedule: Sunday — 9:30 a.m., coffee fellowship; 9:45 a.m., Sunday school classes, Jubilation Choir practice (K-8); 11 a.m., worship service; 5:30 p.m., youth group meeting. Monday — church office closed; 7 p.m., Boy Scouts meets. Tuesday — noon, lectionary Bible study, PW Circle 1 at Western Sizzlin; 6 p.m., Girl Scouts; 7 p.m., Cub Scouts. Wednesday — 6 p.m., ESL classes, handbell choir practice; 7 p.m., Chancel Choir practice. Upcoming events: Jan. 25, session meeting; Feb. 7, Scout Sunday; Feb. 12, steak dinner mission trip fundraiser. <«–« First United Methodist Church announces its weekly schedule: Sunday — 9:30 a.m., coffee/fellowship; 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship; 5 p.m., WAM Team. Monday — 5:30 p.m., Weight Watchers, finance committee. Tuesday — 7 p.m., Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts meet. Wednesday — noon, Bible study; 3:15 p.m., children’s choir refreshments; 3:45 p.m., KICK-Start (Kids In Christ’s Kingdom) choir practice (age 4 through first grade); 4:15 p.m., JAM (Joy and Music) Choir (second through fifth grade); 7:30 p.m., Chancel Choir. Thursday — noon, Prime Timers go to Olde English Tea Room; 6 p.m., chess club; 6:15 p.m., Stephen Ministry supervision. Friday — 5:45 p.m., UMYF leaves for ski trip. <«–« Flat Rock United Methodist Church announces this week’s schedule: Sunday — 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship service; 3 p.m., Bible study; 5 p.m., UMYF. Tuesday — 7 p.m., choir. <«–« Full Gospel Faith Ministries, 104 College St., Warrenton, announces its weekly schedule: Sunday — 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11:15 a.m., worship service (communion on third Sunday, “Come as you are” on fourth Sunday). Wednesday — 6:30 p.m., pastoral counseling; 7 p.m., intercessory prayer; 7:30 p.m., Bible study. <«–« Fuller Chapel United Church of Christ, Lynnbank Road, announces its weekly schedule: Sunday — 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship service, children’s church (nursery provided). Wednesday — 5:45 p.m., children/youth meet (supper provided); 7:30 p.m., adult choir practice. Upcoming events: Jan. 24, set 2010 calendar; Feb. 11, Women of Faith meeting (cookies). <«–« Gillburg United Methodist Church, 4815 N.C. 39 South, announces this week’s schedule: Sunday — 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship service; 2:30 p.m., UMW meeting at Shirley Hoyle’s home. Wednesday — noon, Lunch and Lessons (bring bag lunch); 5 p.m., community supper, $5 (all are welcome). Thursday — choir practice. <«–« Greater Refuge Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of Apostolic Faith, 235 Booth Ave., announces its regular schedule: Every Sunday — 11 a.m., morning worship service; 6 p.m., evening worship service. First Sunday — Holy Communion. Fourth Sunday — Youth Sunday. Every Wednesday — noonday Prayer. First, third and fifth Wednesday — 7:30 p.m., Bible study. <«–« Harriett Baptist Church, 935 S. Carolina Ave., announces this week’s schedule:

Sunday — 8:30 a.m., coffee and fellowship; 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship service and children’s church; 5 p.m., Baptist Men’s Choir practice; 6 p.m., evening worship. Wednesday — 6 p.m., fellowship supper; 7 p.m., Bible study and prayer service; 7 p.m., youth and children’s Bible study. Upcoming events: Baptist Men’s Day; Valentine Banquet. <«–« Harris Chapel United Methodist Church has worship services at 9:30 a.m., followed by Sunday school at 10:45 a.m., each Sunday. The church is located at 3870 Dabney Road, Henderson. <«–« Henderson Community Church meets each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the Marketplace Cinema in Henderson. For more information, call (252) 425-5511. <«–« I Believe God Outreach Center announces its schedule for this week: Sunday — 9:30 a.m., prayer; 11 a.m., worship service. Monday — 7 p.m., children’s Bible study. Wednesday — 6 p.m., prayer; 7 p.m., adult Bible study. <«–« Joy Christian Center, an interracial and nondenominational fellowship, holds services at 7 p.m. each Wednesday and 10 a.m. every Sunday. The church is located at 1120 SE Industry Drive, near Revlon, in Oxford. A radio ministry is broadcast at 10 a.m. Monday through Friday on both WHNC AM 890 and WCBQ AM 1340, and at 11 a.m. Sundays on WCBQ AM 1340. A new ministry broadcast also can be heard Wednesdays on WIZS AM 1450 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (919) 690-8272. <«–« Middleburg Baptist Church announces its weekly schedule: Sunday — 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship service; 5 p.m., Bible study. Wednesday — 6:30 p.m., Bible study; 7 p.m., choir practice. Thursday — 1 p.m., Sunshine Club. <«–« Ministers Outreach Tabernacle, 925 Lehman St., Henderson, announces its weekly schedule: Sunday — 9:30 a.m., Bible teaching (adult and youth); 11 a.m., worship. Wednesday — noon, prayer; 7:30 p.m., midweek service. For more information, call 438-6543. <«–« Mount Zion Christian Church, 995 Burr St., announces its schedule: Sunday — 9:15 a.m., ministry class; 11 a.m., worship; 3 p.m., Spanish church. First and third Sunday — 7 p.m., worship. Monday — 7 p.m., Spanish ministry. Wednesday — 7:30 p.m., Bible study. Friday — 7:30 p.m., prayer service. Upcoming events: Jan. 23, 9 a.m., outreach ministry; 7 p.m., Spanish ministry. For more information or transportation, call (252) 430-7277. <«–« New Sandy Creek Baptist Church, 1699 Weldon’s Mill Road, announces its weekly schedule: Sunday — 8:30 a.m., early worship; 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., morning worship. Monday — 7 p.m., M. Stevens Group meets. Wednesday — 5:45 p.m., supper; 6:30 p.m., Bible study, youth, Team KIDS. Upcoming events: Jan. 24, Baptist Men’s Day; Jan. 31, combined morning worship (5th Sunday). <«–« Norlina Baptist Church, 402 Division St., Norlina, (252) 4564121, announces its schedule for this week: Sunday — 9:45 a.m., Sunday school (all ages); 11 a.m., worship/Baptist Men’s Day with all male choir singing; 5 p.m., Bible study; 6 p.m., evening worship. Wednesday — 6 p.m., prayer meeting; 6:30 p.m., men’s Bible study, adult Bible study, Children in Action, Mission Friends, Youth on Mission; 7:30 p.m., adult choir practice. Upcoming events: Jan. 24, 6 p.m., concert by Eastmen Quartet. <«–« North Henderson Baptist Church announces this week’s schedule: Sunday — 9:45 a.m., Sunday School; 11 a.m., morning worship; 4:30 p.m., Baptist Men’s choir practice; 5:15 p.m., choir meets; 6 p.m., “Heart of Christmas” cantata. Tuesday — 10:30 a.m., Senior Citizen’s Home weekly prayer/ worship service. Wednesday — 7 p.m., prayer meeting, Youth Bible study, Children in Action, deacons’ meeting. Upcoming events: Jan. 24, Baptist Men’s Day; Jan. 27, business conference, youth council; Feb. 7, early service, “Souper” Bowl Sunday;

Feb. 12, Parents Night Out; Feb. 14, Valentine’s Dinner; Feb. 21, Baptist Women’s Day. <«–« Plank Chapel United Methodist Church, 3047 Bobbitt Road, Kittrell, announces its schedule for this week: Sunday — 8 a.m., United Methodist Men; 9:30 a.m., “Beginnings” classes with refreshments, adult classes meet in the fellowship hall; 11 a.m., worship; noon, youth/parents planning meeting; 3 p.m., United Methodist Women; 6 p.m., SPRC meeting. Monday — 5:30 p.m., aerobics. Wednesday — 10 a.m., Senior Circle meets; 7 p.m., choir practice. Thursday — 5:30 p.m., aerobics. <«–« Poplar Creek Baptist Church, 1371 Poplar Creek Road, announces its schedule for this week: Sunday — 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship service (children’s church/nursery provided). Tuesday — 6:30 p.m., Financial Peace University. Wednesday — 7 p.m., prayer service; 8 p.m., adult choir. Friday — 7 p.m., FRBA Baptist Men’s and Women’s Banquet. <«–« Power of Life Missionary Baptist Church, 404 Hillsboro St., Oxford, has Sunday morning worship starting at 11 a.m. <«–« Raleigh Road Baptist Church announces its schedule for this week: Sunday — 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., morning worship (Sanctity of Life Sunday); 5 p.m., discipleship training, adult choir practice; 6 p.m., evening worship, children’s choir. Tuesday — 6 p.m., Building and Grounds work night. Wednesday — 6:15 p.m., pizza supper; 7 p.m., Mission Friends, GAs, RAs, youth, prayer meeting. <«–« Ridgeway Missionary Baptist Church, 156 Wycoff Road, Ridgeway, announces its schedule for this week: Sunday — 10 a.m., church school; 11:15 a.m., worship service with the junior choir singing. Wednesday — 7 p.m., Bible class. <«–« Shiloh Baptist Church of Henderson announces this week’s schedule: Sunday — 9:15 a.m., Baptist Training Union; 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship. Monday — church office closed. Tuesady — 5:30 p.m., Adult Basic Education. Wednesday — 7 p.m., prayer hour and Bible study. Thursday — noonday prayer; 6 p.m., Chancel Choir rehearsal. Friday — 5 p.m., Liturgical Dance rehearsal, Pastor’s Aid meeting; 6 p.m., youth choir rehearsal. Next Saturday — 9 a.m., emergency food assistance program distribution. <«–« South Henderson Pentecostal Holiness Church, 905 Americal Road, announces this week’s schedule: Sunday — 8:30 a.m., early worship; 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship service; 4:30 p.m., choir practice; 6 p.m., evening worship service with The Greenes. Monday — 7 p.m., ISH meeting. Tuesday — 10 a.m., clothes closet; 6:30 p.m., aerobics. Wednesday — 10 a.m., morning worship service/meal; 5:30 p.m., supper; 7 p.m., “The Way of the Master” study series. Thursday — 6:30 p.m., aerobics; 7 p.m., All God’s Children meeting. Friday — 6:30 p.m., Scrap and Cross Night; 7 p.m., River of Life Recovery Fellowship, prayer service. <«–« Spring Green Missionary Baptist Church, 240 Powell Mill Road, Warrenton, announces this week’s schedule: Sunday — 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship service with music by the youth choir. Wednesday — 7 p.m., prayer and praise service. The International Bible Institute resumed on Jan. 15. Sunday’s regular worship service is broadcast each Saturday at 11:30 a.m. on radio station WARR-1520 AM and also on the Web at For prayer, call the Rev. George W. Wright at (252) 738-0651. Spring Green MBC meets all four Sundays of the month. <«–« Spring Street Missionary Baptist Church, 511 Orange St., announces its weekly schedule: Sunday — 9:30 a.m., Sunday School; 10:50 a.m., worship service. Monday — 6 p.m., Spiritual Dance rehearsal; 6:30 p.m., deacons’ ministry meeting. Tuesday — 7 p.m., Praise Team rehearsal. Wednesday — noon and 7 p.m., Bible study; 6:30 p.m., All Occasion Committee meeting. Thursday — 7 p.m., se-



nior choir rehearsal. Upcoming events: Jan. 23 — 9 a.m., adult dance rehearsal; 10 a.m., youth ministry retreat. <«–« St. Paul AME Zion Church, 2309 Old County Home Road, will have its regular 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday. For more information, call the Rev. William Harrison at (252) 4562923 or (252) 213-0011. <«–« St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, part of the Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod, announces this week’s schedule: Sunday — 8:30 a.m., no worship service; 9:45 a.m., Sunday school and Bible classes; 11 a.m., special worship service with communion; 12:30 p.m., covered dish meal followed by a report to the congregation on the results of the Discovery Weekend at 1:15 p.m.; no choir practice. Monday — no blood drive. Wednesday — 7:30 p.m., prayer time. Friday — 4:30 p.m., confirmation class. The church is located at 114 Poplar Mount Road, Norlina. For further details or directions, call the church office at (252) 456-2747 or log on to <«–« Tabernacle United Methodist Church, 1725 Rock Spring Church Road, Townsville, announces this week’s schedule: Sunday — 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship service. Monday — 9:30 a.m., Bible study. Wednesday — 5:45 p.m., Bible study; 7 p.m., choir practice. Thursday — 9 a.m., art class. <«–« United Faith Way of the Cross, 575 Horner St., announces its regular schedule: Sunday — 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 11:30 a.m., worship; 6 p.m., worship. First and third Wednesdays — 7 p.m., Bible study. Second and fourth Wednesdays — 7 p.m., prayer and praise. <«–« Victorious Apostolic, 188 Shocco Springs Road, Warrenton, announces this week’s schedule: Sunday — 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., Building Fund worship service with Elder James Radcliff speaking. Tuesday — 6 p.m., prayer service. Friday — 6 p.m., Bible study. For more information, call the church at (252) 257-9909. <«–« Victory Temple of Deliverance, 1414 Hwy. 92, Boydton, Va., will hold Sunday school at 10:30 a.m., followed by worship at 11:45 a.m. Youth service every second Sunday at 5 p.m. at Jireh Deliverance Ministries. On Tuesday, Bible study will be at 7 p.m. at Jireh Deliverance Ministries, 2565 U.S. 1/158 Highway, Henderson. For more information, call Co-Pastor Thomosa Dixon at (252) 2139000 or Tomika Brown at (252) 767-8289. <«–« West End Baptist Church, 619 Dabney Dr., Henderson, announces this week’s schedule: Sunday — 9:40 a.m., Sunday School; 10:55 a.m., worship service; 6 p.m., evening service, youth group. Tuesday — 11 p.m., Annie Falkner Circle meets. Wednesday — 7 p.m., business meeting, prayer, Bible study, youth, Children in Action, Mission Friends; 8 p.m., choir practice. Thursday — 11 a.m., Golden Girls and Guys meeting (senior adult ministry) in fellowship hall. <«–« West Hills Presbyterian Church announces its weekly schedule: Sunday — 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 10:30 a.m., worship service. Wednesday — 6:30 p.m., Fellowship of the Saints. <«–« Westwood Pentecostal Holiness Church announces its schedule: Sunday — 9:45 a.m. Sunday school; 10:45 a.m., worship; 6 p.m., worship/youth service. Wednesday — 7 p.m., mid-week Bible study. <«–« Word and Worship Sanctuary invites the public to its weekly Word session. Each Tuesday, the Word session and intercessory prayer begins at 7 p.m. Also on Sundays, the Word study begins at 10 a.m., immediately followed by the intercessory prayer and worship celebration at 11:15 a.m. The church meets at 897-B South Beckford Drive. For more information, call (252) 767-8993 or (252) 767-2644. <«–« Young Memorial Presbyterian Church has Sunday school at 10 a.m. each week. Every first and third Sunday, worship services begin at 11 a.m. The church is located on Jacksontown Road, Drewry.


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Horoscopes ARIES (March 21-April 19): Call upon people you have helped in the past and build an alliance that will help you weather any storm you face. A change in your career plans may be daunting at first but hard work and dedication will lead to bigger and better results. 4 stars TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Deal with any unfortunate situations head-on. Speak your mind and clear the air. Love and romance will take your mind off any disappointment you have suffered. 2 stars GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Problems with pending settlements, legal or financial matters or health issues will cause some grief. Gather information that will help you get past any burden you face. Join a support group or a cause you believe in. 5 stars CANCER (June 21-July 22): Stabilize your personal life. A financial change can be made if you budget wisely or size down to a more affordable lifestyle. Consider what you need and what you don’t to be happy. 3 stars LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You may as well face the music. If you try to avoid a personal matter that arises you will be reminded of your obligations. Don’t let emotional manipulation be the reason you take care of matters. Do so because it’s the right thing to do. 3 stars VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Home and family matters will have to be taken care of before you can enjoy your day. A love relationship can be enhanced if you make special plans for two or, if you are single, you attend events conducive to meeting other people looking for love. 3 stars



LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Distance yourself from any family problems that will tie you down or leave you responsible for everyone else’s well-being. Get out with friends, do something creative or enhance your appeal to feel good about yourself. 5 stars SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Get away for the day or take time out to spend with someone you really love. A trip or something you enjoy and can learn from will revitalize you and bring you greater vision. Follow through with your personal plans. 2 stars SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don’t wait for someone to make a move. Rise to the occasion. Someone from your past can make a big difference in your life. Travel and experiencing different cultures will enlighten you. 4 stars CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You have plenty to deal with that may be the result of a mistake you made a long time ago. Stop waffling about the way to handle the situation and do something about it. You must end old conditions to begin new ones. 3 stars AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Stabilize your personal and your financial future. Set up a new budget and take care of any responsibilities. Show friends and family that you are not only willing to change but capable of doing so as well. 3 stars PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You can’t possibly keep up with what everyone is doing and a surprise is likely in the works. Don’t pry. A serious commitment will enable you to form a strong alliance with a group that can help you with your goals. 3 stars

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facilities and ingress to and egress from the same) and is further subject to any matters which might be revealed by an accurate survey. The Purchaser assumes the payment of all unpaid and owing ad valorem taxes. The above property is subject to easements and matters of record. Also quitclaimed and conveyed (without warranty) is the right to use, jointly with the City of Henderson (its successors, assigns and successors in title to the 100-foot wide strip of land excepted above), “the right of ingress and egress to and from” said respective property “from the proposed new road on either side or both sides of the bridge now being erected” as set forth in Deed from Robert Ed-gar Southerland and wife to the City of Henderson dated April 28, 1952 and recorded in Book 298 at Page 92, Vance County Registry. For further reference see plat recorded in Plat Book Q at Page 12, Vance County Regisry (which shows one such right of ingress and egress used across Southerland’s land for ingress and egress since at least the date of said plat which was surveyed February 21, 1966 by John Lee Hamme, R.L.S.). WHEREAS, Mr. Robert Southerland had offered to purchase said property “As Is” for the sum of $43,000.00 payable in cash, and had deposited with the City Clerk the requisite good faith deposit; and WHEREAS, Elissa Perry Yount had placed an upset bid for said property “As Is” for the sum of $50,000.00 payable in cash and had deposited with the Clerk the requisite good faith deposit; and WHEREAS, Bier Haus, LLC had placed an upset bid for said property “As Is” for the sum of $55,000.00 payable in cash, and had deposited with the Clerk the requisite good faith deposit; and WHEREAS, Elissa Perry Yount had placed an upset bid for said property “As Is” for the sum of $60,000.00 payable in cash and had deposited with the Clerk the requisite good faith deposit; and WHEREAS, Mr. Robert Southerland had offered to purchase said property “As Is” for the sum of $63,500.00 payable in cash, and had deposited with the City Clerk the requisite good faith deposit; and WHEREAS, Bier Haus, LLC had offered to purchase said property “As Is” for the sum of $70,000.00

payable in cash, and had deposited with the City Clerk the requisite good faith deposit; and WHEREAS, D. Randall Cloninger had offered to purchase said property “As Is” for the sum of $73,550.00 payable in cash, and had deposited with the City Clerk the requisite good faith deposit; and WHEREAS, O. William Faison had offered to purchase said property “As Is” for the sum of $90,000.00 payable in cash, and had deposited with the City Clerk the requisite good faith deposit; and WHEREAS, D. Randall Cloninger had offered to purchase said property “As Is” for the sum of $95,000.00 payable in cash, and had deposited with the City Clerk the requisite good faith deposit; and WHEREAS, O. William Faison had offered to purchase said property “As Is” for the sum of $105,000.00 payable in cash, and had deposited with the City Clerk the requisite good faith deposit; and WHEREAS, D. Randall Cloninger had offered to purchase said property “As Is” for the sum of $110,300.00 payable in cash, and had deposited with the City Clerk the requisite good faith deposit; and WHEREAS, O. William Faison had offered to purchase said property “As Is” for the sum of $120,000.00 payable in cash, and had deposited with the City Clerk the requisite good faith deposit; and WHEREAS, Mr. Robert Southerland had offered to purchase said property “As Is” for the sum of $127,000.00 payable in cash, and had deposited with the City Clerk the requisite good faith deposit; and WHEREAS, O. William Faison had offered to purchase said property “As Is” for the sum of $140,000.00 payable in cash, and had deposited with the City Clerk the requisite good faith deposit; and WHEREAS, Mr. Robert Southerland had offered to purchase said property “As Is” for the sum of $147,050.00 payable in cash, and had deposited with the City Clerk the requisite good faith deposit; and WHEREAS, O. William Faison had offered to purchase said property “As Is” for the sum of $155,000.00 payable in cash, and had deposited with the City Clerk the requisite good faith deposit; and WHEREAS, Mr. Robert Southerland had offered to purchase said property “As Is” for the sum of $162,800.00 payable in cash, and had deposited with the

City Clerk the requisite good faith deposit; and WHEREAS, O. William Faison has offered to purchase said property “As Is” for the sum of $170,940.00 payable in cash, and has deposited with the City Clerk the requisite good faith deposit; and WHEREAS, the City of Henderson proposes to accept said bid or offer pursuant to the provisions of G.S. § 160A-269. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Henderson: 1) That a notice be advertised in accordance with G.S. § 160A-269 that the City Council of the City of Henderson proposes to accept the above offer and advertise said parcel of land for additional upset bids with the additional 10 day period hereafter as provided by the Statutes. 2) That the City Clerk is hereby authorized to receive upset bids on said parcel of land within said 10 day period upon compliance by the proposed Purchaser with the General Statutes and depositing with the Clerk the sum of five percent (5%) of its bid, which deposit shall be forfeited if the bid is withdrawn. Any person placing an upset bid must raise the preceding bid by an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the first $1,000.00 of the preceding bid plus five percent (5%) of the excess of the preceding bid over the sum of $1,000.00. The bids shall all be open to the general public and sealed bids are not required. 3) City Council reserves the right at any time to reject any and all offers. 4) The sale shall be closed at a mutually agreeable date within 20 days after the City accepts an offer or upset bid, at which time the balance purchase price (after application of the deposit on the same) shall be paid in cash and a “non-Warranty” Deed delivered to the Purchaser by the City conveying the parcel in fee simple. This the 16th day of January, 2010.

WHEREAS, the City of Henderson owns a tract of land including the parcel of property described as follows: 79.43 acres as shown on plat of property of the City of Henderson (being “Southerland’s Pond and Adjoining Property”) prepared by Williams and Hamme, Civil Engineers, dated May 1, 1967, and on file in the office of the City Engineer in City Hall at 134 Rose Avenue in Henderson. For further reference, see deeds recorded in Book 288 at Pages 505 and 550 and in Book 298 at Page 92, Vance County Registry. Also conveyed is a perpetual right of way from the property hereinabove conveyed at some mutually agreeable point across the 100 foot strip herein reserved, to provide access to the private road running along the Northeastern boundary of the 79.43 acre tract. Excepted from the above property and not conveyed herewith is the following strip of land being 100 feet wide extending along the Northeastern line of said property and described as follows: Begin at a point located in the center line of the County Line Road at its intersection with the center line of a private road (said private road running along the Northeastern boundary of the 79.43 acre tract of the City of Henderson known as “Southerland’s Pond and Adjoining Property”); run thence along the center line of said private road North 41º 45’ West 162 feet, North 55º 45’ West 249 feet and North 37º West 79 feet to an iron pin; run thence South 89º 45’ West 348.5 feet to an iron pin; run thence South 0º 15’ East 100 feet to a point; run thence North 89º 45’ East to a point 100 feet Southwest of the center line of said private road; run thence Southeasterly parallel to the center line of said private road (and an extension of the same) and 100 feet Southwest thereof, to the center line of the County Line Road; run thence along the center line of the County Line Road North 2º East 135 feet, more or less, to the place of the beginning. The same containing approximately 2 acres of land. The above property is subject to 50 foot easements lying 25 feet on either side of any utility lines of the City of Henderson presently in existence, which easements can be used by the City for general utility purposes (including maintenance, repair, replacing and adding public utility

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PLEASE CHECK YOUR AD We make every effort to avoid errors in advertisements. Each ad is carefully checked and proofread, but when hundreds of ads are handled each day, mistakes do slip through. We ask that you check your ad for any error and report it to the Classified Department immediately by calling 436-2810. The newspaper will be responsible for only one day’s incorrect insertion if you do not bring the error to our attention.

Lost & Found

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LOST: Black & white 6 mo. old cat. Stewart Farm Rd. area. Recently spayed. Still has stiches & shaved abdomen. 252-492-3241.

Ruby Tuesday now hiring for servers & bartenders. Apply in person Monday thru Saturday 2pm-4pm. Must have great image and smile. Absolutely no phone calls!

Business & Services Little Heavenly Palace now has openings on all 3 shifts. Call Malinda Hunter at 252-438-4431 or 252-915-7709.

Southern Lawn Service Mowing, trimming, fertilizing, seeding, leaf clean-up, gutter cleaning. 252-226-2173.

Woodruff Moving, Inc. Full Service Movers. Local or Nationwide. 35 years experience.


Help Wanted CNAs needed to cover private pay cases in Granville & Vance Counties. To Apply Call (919) 477-2030

Part time help wanted at convenience store. Nights & weekends only. Please mail interest to 2406 Raleigh Rd., Henderson, NC 27536. Quality control. Earn up to $100 per day. Evaluate retail stores. Training provided. No experience required. Call 877-448-6429. STAFFMARK 220 Dabney Drive Henderson, NC Well-established company seeking dependable candidates with good work history for manufacturing positions • Certified Forklift Drivers • Reach Truck • Stand Up Lift Drivers • Heavy Lifting • 50 - 60 lbs • Clear Background • Drugfree • Driver’s License Apply online

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Yard Sales IN DOOR YARD SALE 198 Cone Ln. Off Fred Roster Rd. 7am to 12 pm TV, Bedroom Furt. Shoes, 252-438-4225

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INDEPENDENT ROUTE CARRIER NEEDED Must be able to do door to door sales. Have dependable transportation. Must be available to deliver newspapers by 6:00 AM Tues, - Fri. and 7:00 AM Sat. & Sun. Must be able to re-deliver any misdeliveries. Must be able to drive in all weather conditions. This is a great business opportunity for the right person.

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Merchandise For Sale

Farmers Corner Early-cut Fescue Hay Big Bales $20 each 252-456-3375

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252-654-0425 Shop online at 2 Burial Plots. Side-by-side in Sunset Memorial Garden. $600 each. 919-821-2803. Upholstery Fabric. $4 to $5/yd. Great Variety! Indoor Flea Market. Booth #29. Fri., Sat & Sun. 252-432-2205 Whirlpool gas range & gas dryer. Both white. Prices negotiable. 252492-5454 for more info.

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Pets & Supplies AKC Black Lab Puppies Females, Fire MH, DamJH, EIC Clear, Wormed, Puppy Shots, $400, Oxford Area, Cell Phone 910-316-1768 Exotic Pom-Chihs. 2/4 lbs. Beautiful coats. All colors. UTD on shots. $350 & up. 919-690-8181 FREE to good homes. Retriever/Lab mix pups. 7 wks. old. Great pets! 252-456-3392. Multi/Poo & Snaza/ Poo 8 Weeks & 7 Weeks 1st Shots & Wormed No Shipping Call For Pricing 252-438-7119

Wanted To Buy Aluminum, Copper, Scrap Metal&Junk Cars Paying $75-$200 Across Scales Mikes Auto Salvage, 252-438-9000. SCRAP GOLD! HIGHEST PRICES! CHECK US OUT! MOODY BROS. 252-430-8600

Tim’s Scrap Hauling Buying Cars Paying up to $175 Same Day Pick-up 919-482-0169 Tom Cat’s Auto

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Energy Items Wood For Sale Oak $65 & Mixed $55 426 Pearl Street Henderson NC 252-767-1593

Investment Properties HUD PUBLISHER’S NOTICE


OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make any such preferences, limitations or discrimination. State laws forbid discrimination in the sale, rental or advertising of real estate based on factors in addition to those protected under federal law. We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.

Apartment For Rent

Houses For Rent

* Apartments/Homes * 1 to 3BR. $325 to $995/mo. 252-492-8777. W W Properties

2BR, 1BA over 2 car garage. Gas heat. 118 W Rockspring St. $295/ mo. 252-430-3777


327 Whitten Ave. 2BR. Central air/heat. Stove & fridge. Ref. & dep. req’d. $485/mo. 252-492-0743.

Wester Realty 252-438-8701 Oxford Duplex. 504 Coggeshall. 2000sf. 3BR (26x16 master w/two 8x10 closets). 2.5 bath, 20x14 den, all appliances. Lots of storage. Deck, porch, garage, fenced yd. $950/ mo. Call Ann. Broker/ Owner. 919-691-0834.

Houses For Rent 1-2BR, 1BA. Franklinton. Very near US #1. $495/mo. + $495 sec. dep. 919-624-7836.

2BR apt. $550/mo. 2BR house $425/mo. 2BR MH $350/mo. Ref. & dep. 252-438-3738

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Apartments,Townhouses, and Corporate Townhouses For Rent Call 252-738-9771

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INDEPENDENT ROUTE CARRIER NEEDED Must be able to do door to door sales. Have dependable transportation. Must be available to deliver newspapers by 6:00 AM Tues, - Fri. and 7:00 AM Sat. & Sun. Must be able to re-deliver any misdeliveries. Must be able to drive in all weather conditions. This is a great business opportunity for the right person.

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Business Property For Rent

2BR, 2BA. Private lot in Zeb Vance school area. No pets. 252-432-6882

Office or retail space 600 sq.ft., 800 sq.ft., 1500 sq.ft., 1600 sq.ft. 2500 sq.ft. 3750 sq.ft & 5000 sq.ft. CROSSROADS SHOPPING CENTER Call 252-492-0185

Business Property For Rent

406 Roosevelt. 1BR. Central air/heat. Stove & fridge. Ref. & dep. req’d. $415/mo. 252-492-0743.

Beauty salon, offices, retail, whse/dist $300 & up. Call us for a deal! 252-492-8777

Butner. 3BR, 1BA. Stove, washer, dryer, D/W. $700/mo. + $700 dep. 252-431-2027.

Commerical Office Building Located at 110 Hillsboro st. In Oxford. Appx. 1950 sqft. Please Contact Gary Williams CPA 919-693-5196

Family home. 3BR, 1BA, LR, DR, den. 1st month’s rent + deposit. 919-598-9734


1203 Coble Blvd. 2BR, 1BA. No pets. Ref. & dep. $595/mo. 252-4388082 for apps. 2BR 1BR $450.00/mo. Previous rental history required. Call Currin Real Estate 252-492-7735

Manufactured Homes For Rent

3 & 4 Bedroom 2 Full Bath Early Falsom Properties 252-433-9222

FOR RENT Large Office Suite 104 Belle Street Oxford, NC Near Oxford City Hall 5 offices, kitchen, reception areas All utilities included Contact John W. Watson, Jr. (919) 603-7477

Rent-to-Own. 204 Carolina Ave. 3BR, 1BA, basement, fenced back yard. $1000 down payment. $625/mo. 252430-3777. Watkins Community. Secluded 2BR brick, all appliances, garage, laundry room. 1 YEAR LEASE. Serious inquiries only. $800/mo. + sec dep. 252-4322974

2 Single Offices 104 Belle Street Oxford, NC $150 and $200 per month All utilities included Contact John W. Watson, Jr. (919) 603-7477 HOME DELIVERY for less than a cup of coffee about .38¢ per day. Sundays just .96¢











1, 2 & 3BRs available

Move in by January 31, 2010 and receive $100 off the 1st month’s rent. Prices starting at $448/mo.


Land For Sale Ten acres on Wesley Dr., Henderson w/city water & sewer. Great site for church, development or private home. Call Danny Guin CENTURY 21 Country Knolls. 252-40-4260.

Homes For Sale 2BR, 1BA. Totally renovated in 2005. Trailer on side lot included. Call quick. Won’t last! $37,500. Call Bob. 919-818-4210. 3007 Sydney Hill. 2859 sq.ft. 3BR, 2.5BA. Quiet cul-de-sac near HCC golf course. Screened-in porch, Florida room, more! Only $225,000! Call Denise at Remax/ Carriage Realty 252-431-4015

Homes For Sale Homes & MHs. Lease option to owner finance. As low as $47,900. $2000 dn. $495/mo. 2, 3 & 4BR. 252-492-8777 NEAR KERR LAKE. 2BR cottage on 3.87 acres very near Island Creek boat launch. Needs a little TLC, but a great value. Room to build boat garage. Only $45K. Call Faye Guin CENTURY 21 Country Knolls. 252-432-5950. New home on 4.25 private acres 4 miles from Satterwhite Point Marina on Kerr Lake and 2 miles from golf course. 252-213-4167.

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Now Accepting Applications Scott Mitchell I & II Apartments 30 units for elderly 62 or older or disabled Rent based on income.

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Part-Time Instructors for Phlebotomy Vance-Granville Community College is seeking part-time Instructors for Phlebotomy. Applicants must have five years of laboratory or phlebotomy experience and have current CRP certification. Duties include but are not limited to teaching phlebotomy; maintaining accurate records such as attendance rosters, syllabi, and outlines; and preparing final grade reports. Applicants may apply online at www.vgcc. edu or call the Human Resources office at (252) 492-206l to request applications. Positions are open until filled; review of applications will begin immediately. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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Trucks & Trailers For Sale

1999 16x80 3BR, 2BA. Like new. Cash only! I also buy SWs. Bobby Faulkner 252-438-8758 or 252-432-2035

1975 Chevy C65 Fire Truck less then 10,000 running miles. Sealed Bids Willed Be Accepted until January 22 at 6pm mim. Bid $3,000. Contact. Victor Tucker 252-213-0728

Beautiful country setting. Ready to move in! 3BR, 2BA singlewide on 1 acre of land. 336-597-5539. Owner Financing, 1988 3BR, 2BA, $11,800.00 down pymt $161.01+tax+ins. On rented lot. Call Currin Real Estate 252-492-7735

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1999 Eagle International flatbed tractor trailer. Complete w/everything on trailer. Good condition. $17,000. 252-438-7928. 2000 white Ford Ranger. 1 owner. 5spd. 75K mi. $2700. Exc. cond. Call Al. 252-436-0770.

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Newspaper covering Vance, Granville and Warren counties in North Carolina