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Moonshine found in mountains 929 gallons one of biggest busts, N.C. official says; man, 63, arrested WILKESBORO (AP) — North Carolina authorities say they have found 929 gallons of moonshine under a shed in the mountains. State Alcohol Law Enforcement officials say 63-year-old Roger Lee Nance of Wilkesboro was arrested Wednesday on charges including possession of non-tax paid liquor for the purpose of sell. The director of the agency says it’s one of the biggest mountain busts he can remember. Crime Control and Public Safety spokeswoman Patty McQuillan says Nance stored moonshine in different-shaped containers under a shed in his backyard and was arrested following a two-month investigation. A number listed for Nance was disconnected and a woman who answered another number identified herself as Nance’s daughter-in-law and said she had no comment.

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Donham: Public safety study in Dec. Release of report will come after Nov. 3 municipal election in Oxford By WILLIAM F. WEST Daily Dispatch Writer

OXFORD — Residents will have to wait until near the end of the year to see the outcome of a $40,000 study of public safety. “It is looking like it will probably (be) released in December,” City Manager Mark Donham said when asked in an e-mail by the Dispatch about when the document would be made available to citizens and the press. “This is an important study in

many ways and it is important to obtain the best information we can to make the best decisions,” Donham said in a follow-up e-mail question about why Donham the report would not be available until December. “Our plan is to release the information and study when it is ready and we are ready for (a) full and informed discussion,” Donham said.

Donham additionally said that he believes Police Chief and Acting Fire Chief John Wolford “has done an excellent job working with and managing our firefighters and I feel confident we are prepared to provide the services that are needed.” The International City/County Management Association was hired to conduct the study. Donham on July 23 told a joint session of four City Commission committees that he would be off for a week, but that he and

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Wolford had obtained a preliminary copy of the study and would sit down and discuss any errors or inaccuracies they found in the approximately 190-page document and ask the association to make the corrections. The Dispatch at the time asked Donham when he wanted to present details in a formal manner before the commissioners and the citizens. Donham replied, “Probably

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Sean Tucker flies his Oracle Challenger bi-plane inverted over U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Nathan Miller, flying F/A-18 Blue Angel #5 Thursday over San Francisco Bay. The U. S. Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron Blue Angels and Tucker are preparing for two air shows this weekend for Fleet Week San Francisco 2009 festivities, which celebrate the area’s long naval history.

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Granville seeking $500,000 for park irrigation system Treated wastewater would be piped in from sewer plant

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OXFORD — Granville County’s government is seeking a $500,000 grant from the N.C. Rural Center to help fund a proposed project to pipe reclaimed water from Oxford’s Wastewater Treatment Alligood Plant to irrigate the playing fields at the Granville Athletic Park. The County Commission authorized the request for the greenbacks earlier this week after County Manager Brian Alligood told the panel, “I’m not looking

at giving you any illusion that we are looking to fund that through any county money.” The total cost of the project is approximately $2.2 million, with the county’s next step being to ask the N.C. Clean Water Management Trust Fund for additional help. “Unless we have significant grant funding for this project, I don’t see it advancing because we just are not in a budget situation where we could do that,” Alligood said. Still, Alligood said this is worth a shot because the proposal is unique. The Granville Athletic Park is located off Belltown Road southwest of Oxford. And the park staff has had difficulty maintaining the site for guests in times of parched conditions. The park’s water is provided by wells and a pair of small, private Please see GRANVILLE, page 3A

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Deaths Alexandria, Minn. Juanita L. Hoyle, 82 Franklin John E. Fuller, 79 Henderson James M. Jones Sr., 59 Katie M. Stevenson, 84 Robert L. Williams Jr., 44 Oxford Gladys C. Beal Winton Jewell J. Copeland, 78

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Mark It Down Today VGCC festival — The public is invited to the “Festival for the 40th,” which will be held at various indoor and outdoor locations on Vance-Granville Community College’s main campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in celebration of the college’s 40th anniversary. Planned activities include children’s games, a concert by the Vance-Granville Community Band, and a display of historical photographs, and a fashion show. Fire prevention — The City of Henderson Fire Department will hold its 2009 Fire Prevention Open House from 1-4 p.m. at the fire station at 205 N. Garnett St. Fire trucks will be on display and activities will include a safety smoke house, ID fingerprinting for children, games, free hot dogs and drinks, and visits from Sparky the Fire Dog, McGruff the Crime Dog and Smokey the Bear. Ridgeway Opry House — Performing this week are Julia Morton & Friends, Jackie Turner, Matt Nelson, Verlin Bailey, the Tri-County Bluegrass Band, Joyce Chisenhall and Frieda & Ellen with High Mountain Harmony. Doors open at 6 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m. Coming Oct. 24, New Grace Bluegrass. Vance County Farmers’ market — The Vance County Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon. The market is located at the intersection of Williams and Arch streets in downtown Henderson. Vendors interested in selling at the market should contact Wayne Rowland at 438-8188. Warren County Farmers’ Market — The Warren County Farmer’s Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon at the corner of Market and Main streets in historic downtown Warrenton. All produce is locally grown by the vendors. For more information or to receive a vendor application, contact the Warren County Extension Center at 257-3640. Dee’s Music Barn — Dee’s Music Barn, 3101 Walters Road, Creedmoor, will be featuring Ace in the Hole featuring James Potreat at 7 p.m. For more information, call (919) 528-5878. Master gardeners — The Master Gardeners will be at Rose Gin Lawn Garden & Pet Center, 615 W. US 158 Bypass, Henderson, from 9-11 a.m. to help answer garden and lawn questions. For more information, call Rose Gin at (252) 492-1103.

Monday Masonic meeting — Beacon Light Masonic Lodge #249 will hold its stated communication at 7 p.m. at the lodge, located at 1204 West Andrews Ave. For more information, contact Michael Edwards at 767-3672. City Council — The Henderson City Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers of City Hall, 134 Rose Ave. Meeting canceled — The Vance County Historical Society meeting scheduled for today has been rescheduled for June 6, 2010. The meeting will feature North Carolina author Robert Morgan, who will present a program about Daniel Boone and Judge Richard Henderson. Board of Education — The Vance County Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. in the Administrative Services Center Board Room, 1724 Graham Ave. Book sale — The Friends of the Library organization for the H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library in Henderson is collecting used books for its annual book sale today from 1-4 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon. Do not bring Readers Digest Condensed Books, textbooks, magazines or encyclopedias. Used books can be delivered to the former Super 10 location across from Supply Line Country Market on Raleigh Road.

Senior center offers computer classes starting in November The Vance County Senior Center will offer its next session of computer classes Nov. 17 through Dec. 10. These classes are for Vance County residents who are 55 years old or above. Some of the areas being taught include learning how to access the Internet, use e-mail, type letters, play games or check out e-bay, the on-line auction site. Classes are available for

beginners, intermediates and the advanced. In addition to taking the classes, participants can come to the senior center to use the computer lab (except during class times). Classes will be taught on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9-11 a.m. Call the senior center at 430-0257 to register for the classes. The center is located at 126 S. Garnett St., Henderson.

Alien invaders — of the six-legged variety — have arrived in Vance Co. Yes, it’s true. Alien invaders have arrived in Vance County. They have six legs, two antennae, and a mean stinger. These vicious creatures are known as fire ants, and they are spreading. Fire ants have been slowly making their way across North Carolina for decades, and like Japanese beetles and kudzu, they are here to stay. They Paul are easMcKenzie ily recognized by Cooperative the large Extension mounds they build, which are often four inches high and 16 inches across. The ants themselves are small and indistinct, reddish brown to dark brown, an eighth of an inch long. They are aggressive nest defenders and, like honeybees and

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yellow-jackets, will attack en-masse if disturbed. Their attack weapon is a stinger at the end of the abdomen, just like bees and wasps (to which ants are closely related). One sting is unpleasant enough, but should you stumble upon a nest, the unpleasantness is magnified. As with bee stings, some people may be allergic and require medical attention. Managing them is not overly difficult. There are two basic approaches — poison baits and contact poisons. Contact poisons should be used when a quick kill is needed, such as when a mound is found in a high traffic area (e.g., next to a sidewalk). Contact poisons are available in either liquid or granular form. The pesticide is mixed with water, then sprinkled over the mound with a watering can (although some granular products are scattered over the mound and watered in). The key

to success is killing the queen, which may be several inches below the surface. You have to use enough water so that the poison gets down to her level. Baits are also effective, but slower acting. The ants consume the bait when foraging, then carry it back to the nest and distribute it to other ants. It may take a couple of days for the ants to be killed off. Baits can be used to treat individual mounds, or can be broadcast over an area with multiple mounds. Baits work best under specific temperature and moisture conditions. Otherwise, the bait turns rancid and is unpalatable to the ants. Before applying, make sure the ants are active by placing a cheese puff or potato chip near the mound, which should be consumed in less than an hour. When using any pesticide, read the instructions and follow them. Disturbing the mounds

VGCC Class Schedule (main Computer classes Area residents looking for basic computer and office skills will be interested in two VanceGranville Community College courses scheduled to begin in late October on the college’s main campus in Vance County. The “Beginner’s Guide to Computers & Internet” is the perfect first class for students who have limited knowledge of computers. Microsoft Windows XP will

be used to introduce novice students to the common components and many uses of personal computers through the Windows environment. Students will also learn effective ways to make the most of the Internet in their daily lives through the use of common search tools. Additionally, students will set up their own e-mail accounts in order to communicate with friends and family. Classes are scheduled for Thursday nights from 6-10 p.m., Oct. 22 through Dec. 3. Laura

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Peace is the instructor. Also, a beginner’s typing class will be offered on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6-9 p.m., Oct. 26 through Nov. 25. Basic keyboarding skills are considered essential in today’s workforce. Students will learn methods to improve their skills, speed and accuracy to become more proficient typists on a computer keyboard. For more information and to register for either course, call (252) 738-3417 or (252) 738-3324.

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by, for example, kicking or spraying with water will only cause them to pack up and move to a new spot in your yard. The word “irresponsible” is one of the more polite terms that comes to mind when I hear of people pouring gasoline onto mounds. You are likely to only kill some of the ants, allowing the remaining workers to move the queen. You will be left with dead grass, contaminated soil, and the same mound in a new spot. Most importantly, avoid stepping on mounds, especially in public. Doing so causes an irresistible urge to disrobe and jump around while swatting at your legs. At least, that’s what I hear, ‘cause it’s never happened to me. Paul McKenzie, horticulture extension agent for Vance and Warren counties, can be reached at (252) 438-8188 or (252) 257-3640.

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Henderson police have charged a man with trafficking cocaine after evidence was uncovered during a traffic stop Thursday. A press release from Chief Keith L. Sidwell of the HPD reports that

what we’ll do is this: Probably we’ll spend August kind of going through committee and seeing how the committee wants to deal with it. And then probably in September we’ll bring something forward.” Donham was referring to the commission’s Public Safety Committee, which is chaired by Mayor Pro Tem Howard Herring and includes Commissioners Steve Powell and Bob Williford. The commission majority on Jan. 13 gave Donham, who was hired in May 2008, the go-ahead for the study. Commissioner Walter Cantley cast the lone dissenting vote, citing concern about the impact on municipal finances. Commissioner Bob Shope was absent for personal reasons. Frank Strickland called for delaying the hiring of the association because he

















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believed Oxford could do a self study. Strickland, who is chief of campus police at Meredith College in Raleigh, is opposing Mayor Al Woodlief in the Nov. 3 Oxford municipal election contest. Powell on Oct. 1 additionally entered the contest for the top position as a write-in candidate. Powell at the end of July had stated his intention not to seek re-election to the commission. Strickland unsuccessfully challenged Woodlief in 2005 and in 2007. And Strickland has repeatedly called for the resignation of Woodlief, has called for Wolford to step aside and had called for the ouster of Tommy Marrow when he was Oxford’s city manager. Supporters of the public safety study, led by Herring, have cited the Oxford Park residential area, the annexation of Rollingwood subdivision

agricultural ponds across Belltown Road from the park. The ponds are fed by surface water runoff. “We probably lost $40,000 or $50,000 worth of turf grass because we didn’t have enough water in the ponds out there to irrigate our fields,” Alligood told the commissioners, a reference to the drought of 2007. The county obtained a $25,000 grant from the Rural Center for a study conducted by McGill Associates. The Rural Center helps develop economic strategies to improve the quality of life in the Tar Heel State. The two options were an extension of Oxford’s municipal water system or having the reclaimed water system. The study recommended the latter, with Alligood saying the plan is for reclaimed water to

be pumped from Oxford’s Wastewater Treatment Plant through additional treatment at the plant site. The plant, which is located just off the Interstate 85/N.C. 96 interchange, was dedicated in May 2007 at the same location as the old one. The park is located down Belltown Road from the I-85/U.S. 15 interchange. And Phase II of the park was dedicated at the start of May of this year. Phase II, in addition to a multi-specialty facility, includes a pair of lighted fields for baseball and a pair of lighted fields for soccer. Two final projects of Phase II were an outdoor amphitheater to accommodate between 125-150 people and a pump house for a water spray park. Phase I of the park is

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and the construction of the Walmart Supercenter and the Triangle North Granville business park. The Supercenter opened on Sept. 16. And the city’s No. 2 elected official has said the location and cost of a second fire station additionally was a factor in his concluding that there ought to be a professional evaluation of public safety. The present fire station was built in 1993 and is located at 112 E. McClanahan St., just northeast of the central business district. And there is the additional question about the fire chief position because of Lanny Dillehay’s service to the Fire Department having ended on Jan. 16. After Dillehay’s departure, Donham was asked by the Dispatch whether he was going to start a search process for Dillehay’s replacement and when he wanted to have

somebody aboard. Donham said his plan was to wait until after the association provided details from the study of public safety before making a decision. During an Oct. 1 forum of Oxford municipal candidates, Strickland cited the lack of a professional fire chief since Dillehay’s departure. “And that, to me, is a very important issue in this election,” Strickland said. “And I will fight for that.” Danny Currin, a businessman seeking election to the commission, told the forum audience that one of his objectives would be for Oxford to have a fire chief, noting both the departure of Dillehay and the retirement of Assistant Fire Chief Butch Ball. Currin was a volunteer firefighter from 1975-2001.

comprised of two lighted baseball fields, plus three non-lighted soccer fields and a walking track. The commission approved the grant request at the commission’s Monday evening session, with Commissioner Ron Alligood quickly leading

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deliver cocaine, and with a felony charge of maintaining a vehicle for keeping a controlled substance. Bond for his release from jail was set at $20,000. Terry was given a preliminary court date of Nov. 16.

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Deaths Gladys C. Beal OXFORD — Gladys Claiborne Beal, of Oxford, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at Duke Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Harper and Blanche Munn Claiborne. She was a member of Peace’s Chapel Baptist Church, a member of the WMU and a former Sunday school teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Oliver Beal. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Peace’s Chapel Baptist Church by the Rev. Jason Hunter. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Surviving are a son, James Beal Jr. of Bassett, Va.; four daughters, Jo Mangum of Stem, Pat Leith of South Boston, Va., and Patsy Hicks and Gail Lane, both of Oxford; a sister, Marie Huff of Oxford; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Mitchell Lane and Bryan Scott Bottoms; four brothers, Hildred, Franklin, Curtis and Melvin Claiborne; and a sister, Margaret Norwood. The family will receive friends Sunday following the services in the fellowship hall of Peace’s Chapel Baptist Church. At other times they will be at the home. Arrangements are by Gentry-Newell and Vaughan Funeral Home of Oxford.

John E. Fuller FRANKLIN — John Edward Fuller, 79, of 2775 Grove Hill Road, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009. A native of Granville County, he was the son of the late William Henry and Macha Currin Fuller. He was a faithful member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, a member

of Eastern Star Millbrook Chapter 293 in Raleigh, and a member of the Creedmoor Masonic Lodge 499. He was co-owner of Fuller and Wynn Gulf Service in Raleigh for 18 years and owner/operator of Fuller Service Center in Raleigh for 10 years. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Dr. Marc Tilley. Entombment will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Anna Wynn Fuller of the home; a sister, Ruth F. Hicks of Creedmoor; and two brothers, William T. Fuller of Abington, Va., and James Currin Fuller of Creedmoor. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 745, Creedmoor, N.C. 27522. The visitation will be Monday from 12:30 to 2 p.m., prior to the funeral, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and other times at the home. Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor.

Juanita L. Hoyle ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Juanita Lamb Hoyle, 82, a resident of Alexandria, Minn., died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009. Born on Nov. 24, 1926, in Minneapolis, Minn., she was the daughter of the late Claude and Alice Lamb. After graduating high school, she married C. Barton Hoyle, and together they lived in Spokane, Wash., where she worked as a secretary for a dental clinic for a number of years. She attained her private pilot’s license in 1964, and enjoyed flying around the United States. After her husband’s death in 1990, she moved to Alexandria, Minn., to be close to her family. She belonged to a bridge club

be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Church of the Holy Innocents in Henderson. Arrangements are by the Cremation Society of the Carolinas in Raleigh.

and enjoyed taking care of her pet dog “Missy.” She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. C. Barton Hoyle. Private graveside services will be held by the family at Elmwood Cemetery in Henderson. Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home.

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James M. Jones Sr. HENDERSON — James M. Jones Sr., 59, of 199 Gillsburg Estates, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, at Maria Parham Medical Center. He was born in Vance County and was the son of Rosa Lee Gill Jones and the late Bennie Jones. He joined Sandy Grove Baptist Church at an early age. He worked for the former Harriett Henderson Cotton Mill for 26 years. Survivors include his wife, Catherine Marrow Jones; his mother, Rosa Lee Gill Jones; a daughter, Lynette Michelle Jones; a son, James M. Jones Jr.; a grandchild; two sisters, Margaret E. Palmer and Rosa Marie Howard, both of Henderson; and a brother, James Burton of Cary. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Charles Thompson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence. The body will be on view at the funeral home from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and at the church one hour before the service. Funeral arrangements are by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.

Katie M. Stevenson HENDERSON — Katie Myrick Stevenson, 84, a resident of Henderson, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009. She is survived by her sons, Sidney S. Stevenson III and Michael Bartos. Memorial services will

HENDERSON — Robert Lee “Bro” Williams Jr., 44, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, at the University of North Carolina Hospital in Chapel Hill. He was born on Sept. 27, 1965, in Vance County and was the son of Robert Lee Williams Sr. and the late Minnie Perry Williams. He was educated in the Vance County public schools, joined Spring Street Baptist Church at an early age, and later attended Mitchell Baptist Church with his wife. Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Marieepps Williams of Louisburg; a stepdaughter, Candi Renee Alston of Louisburg; his father, Robert Lee Williams Sr. of Henderson; a sister, Carolyn Lee Batchelor of Sickleville, N.J.; four stepbrothers, Michael Hunter of Selma, Todd Hunter of Quantico, Va., and Ryan Williams and Christopher Williams, both of Henderson; and stepmother, Mozella Perry of Kittrell. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at E.C. Terry’s Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Lee Johnson Jr. officiating and interment will be in Mitchell Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at 150 Elizabeth St. Arrangements are by E.C. Terry’s Funeral and Cremation Service.

As of Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at least 792 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to the Defense

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WINTON — Jewell Anne Jernigan Copeland, age 78, of Winton. Mrs. Copeland was born on June 10, 1931, in Bertie County. She met the Lord in Heaven on October 6, 2009 at Duke Hospital after a long and courageous battle with heart failure. She was the daughter of the late Cecil Jernigan and Whittie Bazemore Jernigan. Twin sister of Ivy Jean Jernigan Callis (deceased). Mrs. Copeland is survived by her husband of 57 years, Edward T. Copeland, Sr.; her living children, Edward T. Copeland, Jr. and Peggy Esther Copeland McLean; five grandchildren, Edward T. Copeland III “Tripp”, Thomas Herbert Copeland, Anne Stephenson McLean, Augustus Lloyd Copeland McLean, and Joseph William Copeland. Mrs. Copeland was a graduate of Ahoskie High School and attended Louisburg College. She was the Third Sweetheart of the Delta Nu Chapter of Sigma Chi of Wake Forest College in 1951. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ahoskie, N.C. She taught Sunday school, vacation Bible school and was a volunteer school nurse during her children’s

school days. She was a cancer survivor and served on the Comprehensive Cancer Board at Duke University. Mrs. Copeland was a volunteer for the Heart Research Fund. She was a member of the Coral Bay Club of Atlantic Beach, N.C., where she spent her summers at Emerald Isle, N.C. A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, October 10, 2009, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Ahoskie. Burial will follow in Ahoskie Cemetery. The Rev. Chuck Callis will officiate. Serving as pallbearers are Edward Thornton Copeland III, Thomas Herbert Copeland, Joseph William Copeland, Augustus Lloyd Copeland McLean, Harrell Derring Copeland Jr., Wallace Overton McKeel Jr., William Herndon Mast and Owen Keith Tharrington. Honorary Pallbearers are Dale Lamon Miller, Fredrick Lewis Myers, Carlyle Averett Morris and George Rose Watkins. Memorials can be made to Hertford County Relay for Life, 930-B Wellness Drive, Greenville, N.C. 27834. Friends and family may send condolences and sign the online register at Funeral arrangements are by Garrett-Jones Funeral Home of Ahoskie.

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Lottery honored for education money increase RALEIGH (AP) — The North Carolina lottery has received an award because its net profits for education program increased by nearly 20 percent this past year. Services Provided By: North Carolina Education Lottery executive director Tom Shaheen received the first “Sharp Award for Good Causes” by the Public Gaming Research Institute. The award was presented Wednesday at a lottery industry meeting in Oklahoma.

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Some Dell money can’t be recouped By EMERY P. DALESIO AP Business Writer

RALEIGH — North Carolina politicians wary they may be blamed for a boondoggle have assured that taxpayer money that helped lure a massive Dell Inc. computer assembly plant to North Carolina will be recovered. But millions of dollars spent on road upgrades and worker training may never come back after the plant near Winston-Salem shuts down in January. Dell announced Wednesday, four years and two days after its grand opening, 905 workers will lose their jobs when its desktop computer manufacturing plant closes. The vast majority of the tax breaks, cash grants and other promises worth up to $318 million that lured Dell was tied to the company meeting milestones for jobs created and money invested in the project. The company got the potentially rich deal by seeming to offer steady assembly work paying an average of $14 an hour for hundreds of dislocated furniture and tobacco workers in central North Carolina. State and local officials have stressed their contracts include provisions forcing

Dell to repay big chunks of money. “We made it very clear to them (Dell officials), and they already understood it quite frankly, that every red cent of incentives money had to come back to the people of North Carolina,” Gov. Beverly Perdue said this week. Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines said since the plant only operated for four years, the city’s contract spells out that Dell will repay all $15.5 million in upfront city spending. That includes $7 million for the 120-acre plant site Dell now owns, $8.5 million to clear and prepare the land before construction, and forgone city property taxes. “We will continue to comply with the agreements that were structured. If there is money to be repaid we will,” Dell spokesman David Frink assured Friday. But about $18 million in public money spent to help Dell gear up appears not to be repaid. A preliminary estimate by the state Commerce Department this week indicates Dell may have received about $3 million in tax breaks for meeting early hiring and investment goals. An agency spokeswoman was unable to offer more specific details Friday.

The state Transportation Department spent about $9.3 million widening roads and upgrading interchanges to accommodate the plant and traffic resulting from it, DOT spokeswoman Greer Beaty said. The state spent $3.6 million to train workers for the Dell plant, while the Golden LEAF fund provided another $1.3 million to screen about 8,000 job seekers and help train about 1,200 hired to work at the plant. The fund, which uses part of North Carolina’s share of payments from a cigarette industry lawsuit to encourage economic growth, is likely to seek that money back, foundation president Dan Girlish said. But improved worker skills represent “an investment that will continue to benefit individuals and employers” after Dell is gone, Assistant Commerce Secretary Kathy Nil said. Plant workers have declined to discuss their pending unemployment, fearing that if they were identified by reporters they would lose their severance packages and other benefits. Dell spokesman Frink said only that all employees sign a confidentiality agreement when they join the company.

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Honored as the ‘anti-Bush’ We can already see the “Saturday Night Live” skit. Fred Armisen as Barack Obama dials the White House phone. In a split-screen, gueststar appearance, former cast member Will Ferrell as George W. Bush answers. “George! It’s Barack!” Armisen says. “Did you know people were handing out global awards and a cash prize of more than a million dollars just for not being you?” The real Barack Obama on Friday received the humbling and surprising news that he was the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate. “I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many transformative figures that have been honored by this prize,” Obama said in response. Welcome to the club. It isn’t that Obama is not the sort of person who wouldn’t or couldn’t eventually win a Nobel Peace Prize. It’s just that everybody else who has won the prize has, well, finished doing something first. Obama has been chosen on expectations. Obama’s charisma and unproven plans are plenty for the prize committee, and for others around the world who are glad to bestow the award upon our president because — even in the words of those who presented the honor — Obama isn’t George W. Bush. “Those who were in support of Bush in his belief of war solving problems … probably won’t be happy,” said Aagot Valle, a committee member and lawmaker in Norway’s Socialist Left party. She said the award should show the committee’s “support and a commitment for Obama.” After all, the “not George Bush” criteria has been good enough before. Ex-U.S. President Jimmy Carter won the prize in 2002, when the Nobel Committee said Carter’s selection should serve as “a kick in the leg” to Bush for his buildup toward war in Iraq. In 2007, Al Gore, former vice president and loser of the 2000 presidential election to Bush, was honored for his campaign to raise awareness about global warming, a phenomenon that Bush long denied. Italian historian Massimo Teodori agreed with the choice. “The prize is well deserved after the Bush years, which had antagonized the rest of the world,” he said. Which provides an interesting study in perceptions. After all, Obama has yet to close the Guantanamo Bay holding facility for terrorism suspects as he promised, still has U.S. troops in Iraq (though the numbers are declining), has already ordered 21,000 new troops into Afghanistan and is considering a request for 40,000 more, and his administration has even defended some Bush-era surveillance and intelligence programs that Democrats decried as unconstitutional for years. That truth — and irony — hasn’t escaped even a teenager in Afghanistan. “I don’t think Obama deserves this. I don’t know who’s making all these decisions,” said Ahmad Shabir, an 18-year-old student in Kabul. “The prize should go to someone who has done something for peace and humanity. Since he (has been) the president, I don’t see any change in U.S. strategy in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.” With anywhere from three to seven more years in office to go, it is possible that Obama’s legacy will indeed be one of ending the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, reducing nuclear arms (he’s agreed to cutbacks in U.S. and Russian arsenals but hasn’t started scrapping any nukes and can’t seem to stop Iran from getting its own), and better relations with other nations. But Obama hasn’t actually done a single one of those things yet. And the Nobel committee admits it. “Some people say, and I understand it, isn’t it premature?” said Nobel Committee Chairman Thorbjoern Jagland. “… Well I’d say then that it could be too late to respond three years from now. It is now that we have the opportunity to respond — all of us.” What Jagland means — in no uncertain terms — is that waiting to see whether Obama accomplishes anything might result in finding out that he didn’t. And wouldn’t denying Obama a Nobel Prize because the free world didn’t actually respond to his leadership of it just be shame?

My mother gave me six months to get married. Or else. You must understand that my mother is not one of those meddling mothers. No, my ma is hands-off with her adult kids. She leaves us be until she sees one headed for a cliff. Thus, her first call about three months back. “You have six months to marry!” she said. I can’t fault her for her concern. She knows single men Tom can be knuckleheads — Purcell that we don’t Distributed by take care of C agle Cartoons ourselves as we should. The statistics bear it out. Married men are physically and emotionally healthier. They avoid risky behavior. They live longer. They earn more. Married men are much less likely to wake up in a pile of dirty laundry still clutching the tequila bottle they began drinking from just before the party broke up. Mark Twain found tremendous happiness in his marriage. He wrote that there is no greater beauty and sweetness than the closeness of a husband and wife who adore each other, and that is what I long for. The fact is, marriage is good for everyone. Married people

produce happier, healthier children. Marriage produces stable, thriving communities. Marriage has way more upsides than downsides. Thus, my mother has been phoning me regularly. “You have five months, one week, four days, two hours and 12 minutes to get married!” But, ma, I try to explain, the world is so complex these days. It’s not like the old days when you got a job, worked 35 years, then retired. The world is moving at light speed. It’s much harder to find a woman you can stay with forever. “You have four months, two weeks, six days, 12 hours and three minutes!” But, ma, I say, what’s the hurry? Being a fellow in his 40s isn’t like it was with your generation. Fortyish is the new thirtyish! More and more people are marrying and starting families in their 40s and 50s. “You have three months, three weeks, five days, 18 hours and 12 minutes!” But, ma, I say, fewer people marry these days. In 1970, close to 80 percent of adults between the ages of 20 and 54 were married. Today only 57 percent are. “You have two months, two weeks, six days, seven hours and 18 minutes!” But, ma, I tell her, younger generations are much more likely to get divorced than your generation did — some 45 percent of marriages end in divorce. Brad Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project,

told the Associated Press why. He said people have a high degree of “expressive individualism” these days — people are demanding an unrealistic level of fulfillment in marriage. When their sense of fulfillment wanes, many don’t feel like being married anymore. “You have one month, three weeks, three days, four hours and 27 minutes!” But, ma, I continue, Wilcox is on to something. Everyone these days is looking for a soul mate — that perfect person who will make him or her feel warm and fuzzy all the time. Our expectations are impossibly high. We’re all thinking too much. No one person can ever live up to our ideals and so we stay single. “You have two weeks, four days, twelve hours and 18

minutes!” But, ma, I finally say, part of my problem is finding a lady just like you. You are the most honest, caring, compassionate woman I have ever known. You taught me what really matters in life: family, laughter, honesty, beauty. Do you have any idea how hard it is to find a woman who holds all the qualities you hold. Ma, you have set the bar so high that… “Put a sock in it. You have one day, two hours and 24 minutes to get married!” Tom Purcell, a humor columnist for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, is nationally syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Visit Tom on the Web at www. or e-mail him at

Letters to the Editor Why the U.S. didn’t get the Olympics To the editor:

Fix health care for the paying first In an ideal world every American would have comprehensive health care. In that same ideal world everyone would also have a house, a car, money for vacations, an attractive spouse, well-behaved kids and a local sports team that wins a world championship every year. In this magical fantasy land, everyone would also have white teeth, good hair, a surprisingly accurate jump shot and a chance to meet with the president regularly just to share your opinions. Here in the real world, we should not be focusing on creating an unattainable utopia. Instead, our president should be focusing on fixing the health care system for those who can actually afford coverage. While it would be wonderful to insure the uninsured, that seems like an absurdly ambitious (and ultimately impossible) goal when we can’t even provide decent coverage for those who already pay. My health insurance, which costs nearly $400 a month just for me (my wife and son have coverage through her company’s plan), comes with high deductibles, random denials and an ever-increasing amount of hoops to jump through. Were I to get sick, faceless insurance drones would play a significant role in deciding how I get treated, often overruling highly trained doctors. I base this assumption on the fact for my relatively minor stomach ailment my insurance company has entirely dictated my course of treatment. They

had a specific list of which medicines must be tried first — a list which contradicted what my doctor wanted me to take. If my insurer interferes for financial reasons over a relatively minor stomach medicine than I cannot imagine what the company might do Daniel B. were I to get a major Kline disease. Special to It seems The Daily Dispatch obvious that before we start extending health coverage to those who cannot actually afford it, we must fix it for those who can. It plays well to the populist left-wing audience to attempt to pass universal health care. Attacking the more manageable problem of making sure those who already have insurance get treated reasonably does not excite the Democratic base in the same way even though it is the more logical, more readily solvable problem. President Obama likes to pretend that everyone can have insurance without the vast majority of people already insured paying more. Of course, he intends to tack on extra taxes for the people he considers rich, but us regular middle class folks won’t feel a thing and all of our lightly more downtrodden friends will now have full coverage. Essentially Obama wants ev-

eryone to believe that perhaps through the power of his undeniable charisma everyone can be insured and almost nobody will pay more. Unless doctors and hospitals start working for free (which they already essentially do with most Medicare payouts, sadly enough) then the tab for universal coverage will be enormous. To make matters worse, that tab will be paid by people like me who work hard to pay for fairly crummy coverage. It’s hard to imagine that adding millions of nonpaying customers to the system will improve my care. And, well, though you seem like nice people, at the end of the day, I’m mostly worried about me and mine. While it would be nice for every American to have health care, we cannot provide it by further burdening those who can actually afford it. President Obama needs to stop playing Robin Hood and start solving real problems. Fix health care for the paying customers first and then see what we can do to make health coverage affordable for more people. That sentence won’t win you an election, but it’s practical, logical and, most importantly, achievable. Daniel B. Kline’s work appears in over 100 papers weekly. When he is not writing Kline serves as general manager of Time Machine Hobby New England’s largest hobby and toy store, www.timemachinehobby. com. He can be reached at dan@ or you can see his archive at or befriend him at

There are and will be many explanations for our recent failure to “continue to get what we want,” regarding hosting the next Olympics Games. I would like to add mine. But first a question? When your kids act up or disobey you, do you extend to them favors? If your response is no, then you should understand what I am about to say. For the last few months, Americans have been acting like immature children throwing a fit! We have attacked our properly elected president, shouting our insults, and ridicule, when all he is attempting to accomplish is to aid most of those same shouting Americans. We have displayed total disregard for character and virtue, issuing out the sorts of Bernie Madoff, John Edwards, even David Letterman, etc. (I won’t even attempt to enumerate the politicians!) And if this was not adequate, how about culminating with the beating death of that honor student in Chicago! (The place where we wanted to host the Olympics.) Don’t know how you feel, but I think America doesn’t look like the kind of place you’d want to get too cozy with. Its way past time for “time out;” it is time for maturing into a more decent planetary citizen. Then others will be more likely to want to “come out and play.” John Mayo, Creedmoor

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On this date: In 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy was established in Annapolis, Md. In 1911, revolutionaries under Sun Yat-sen launched their overthrow of China’s Manchu dynasty. In 1935, George Gershwin’s opera “Porgy and Bess” opened on Broadway. In 1938, Nazi Germany completed its annexation of Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland. In 1943, Chiang Kai-shek took the oath of office as president of China. In 1967, the Outer Space Treaty, which prohibits the placing of weapons of mass destruction on the moon or elsewhere in space, entered into force. In 1973, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, accused of accepting bribes, pleaded no contest to one count of federal income tax evasion, and resigned his office. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a bill authorizing the Susan B. Anthony dollar.

One year ago: Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson announced the government had decided to go forward with a plan to buy a part ownership in a broad array of American banks in response to the financial meltdown. An Alaska legislative committee released a report saying Gov. Sarah Palin had violated state ethics laws and abused her power by trying to have her former brother-in-law fired as a state trooper. Finland’s ex-president Martti Ahtisaari received the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Five years ago: Christopher Reeve, the “Superman” of celluloid who became a quadriplegic after a May 1995 horse riding accident, died in Mount Kisco, N.Y. at age 52.


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We have recently learned DEAR ABBY: I am a 15-year-old boy who has that they’re not really havknown for as long as I can ing a financial problem. My remember that my parents sister-in-law lied to us about would eventually divorce. I their situation. In fact, she can’t remember a day in my makes more money than I life without their constant do, and she’s putting half her fighting. Dad has been out of earnings into her retirement the house for a year now, and investment account. What our home situation is better. is the right way to approach My sisters, on the other this problem? — DECEIVED hand, are torn apart. They IN SACRAMENTO cry at the mention of the DEAR DECEIVED: word divorce, which has yet Your sister-in-law’s behavior to happen. My older sister is reprehensible. As I see it, is having problems at school you have a couple of choices. and self-esteem issues. My You can take the indirect younger approach by clipping this sister letter, attaching it to a large cries for piece of paper and printing things to on it, “You have three days to be the way make other living arrangethey were ments,” and leaving it on -- even your sister-in-law’s pillow. Or though the direct one, which would everyone be to tell her that the jig is was unup, she’s no longer welcome happy. under your roof, and you Dear My want her and her daughter to mother and Abby pack their bags immediately. I recognize Universal Press that we DEAR ABBY: I’m a Syndicate are hapteacher who is concerned by pier and are ready to make the trend of families displaychanges, like moving into a ing caricatures of their family new house and proceeding members, along with the with the divorce. But because names, on the back of their of my sisters, she has asked car windows. Some of them me if my father should move not only list every child’s back in. I desperately want name, but also the name of progress, but feel it won’t the family pet! ever come. How can we all let While this may seem go? — TEEN IN STATEN cute, it is also advertising ISLAND personal information to DEAR TEEN: A mother complete strangers. Anyone should not be asking her could approach your children, 15-year-old son whether call them by name, convince she should be giving her them they know the family, marriage another try. If she’s and then kidnap them or ambivalent, she should make worse. Why wouldn’t they that decision with the help of trust someone who even a therapist — which might knows their dog’s name? also be extremely helpful for Please print this to raise you and your sisters. awareness among parents All of you are experiencing who may not realize the conthe stress of the impendsequences of such a thoughting divorce, and you have less action. — CONCERNED my sympathy. But when a TEACHER, YORBA LINDA, marriage is as dysfunctional CALIF. as your parents’ has been, DEAR CONCERNED sometimes the sanest answer TEACHER: Consider it for all concerned is that it done. come to an end. Dear Abby is written by Abigail DEAR ABBY: My wife Van Buren, also known as and I agreed to help her Jeanne Phillips, and was sister and our niece by al-client will fill founded by her mother, Paulowing them to stay with us line Phillips. Write Dear Abby in our home due to financial at or P.O. hardship on their part. They Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA pay only their share of the 90069. utilities; no rent is included.


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victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night and a 2-0 lead in their AL playoff series. Game 2 was full of missed chances, plus a big miss by an umpire. The first-year Yankees star connected against Jose Mijares, hitting a drive that skipped off the top of the left-field wall and into the rollicking, sellout crowd. He tossed aside his batting helmet as he approached home before being mobbed by his teammates.

By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer

By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer

Please see HEELS-GSU, page 3B

Mercury wins WNBA finals over Indiana

Teixeira wins it for Yankees in 11th

Heels want to jump-start offense vs. Ga. Southern CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina’s midseason breather just got a whole lot more significant. Not long ago, the Tar Heels figured their glorified exhibition Saturday against Georgia Southern would give them an opportunity to pad some stats and keep themselves flying high in the polls entering the heart of Atlantic Coast Conference play. But after consecutive league losses in which the offense struggled, The Tar Heels are approaching this as their last chance to figure out what exactly has gone wrong. “Are we trying to do too much with a young, inexperienced offensive football team?” coach Butch Davis asked. “Some of the things that we did last year, there were some guys that aren’t ready to do some of those things all the time, whether it’s the receivers, whether it’s the offensive line. And obviously, as the season has gone on, we’ve gotten younger and more inexperienced.” There isn’t much on the line during North Carolina’s second matchup with a Football Championship Subdivision member — except for the Tar Heels’ self-esteem. The game means nothing for bowl eligibility because teams may use only one FCS victory per season toward the six required to make the postseason, and North Carolina (3-2) already claimed one in the opener against The Citadel. But after averaging 164 total yards in losses to Georgia Tech and previously winless Virginia, the once-ranked Tar Heels hope to get things clicking again when they face a middle-of-the-pack defense from college football’s second tier. The Eagles (3-2) and their odd-stack defense have proven capable of surrendering large chunks of yards lately, allowing 338 yards passing to air-oriented Elon and 234 yards rushing to groundbased Wofford in consecutive weeks. But North Carolina’s across-the-board

Too much fire in Phoenix

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New York’s Mark Teixeira celebrates with teammates after hitting a game-winning home run in the 11th inning of Game 2 of their division series against the Twins Friday.

NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez stood together as Yankee Stadium roared. Teixeira had the chills. Rodriguez had a smile that said it all — a satisfied look after putting years of postseason failure behind him. Teixeira hit a leadoff drive in the 11th inning to give New York a 4-3

“I don’t think there’s anything better in sports,” Teixeira said. “Best place to play in the world.” Rodriguez hit a tying, two-run homer off Joe Nathan in the ninth after a leadoff single by Teixeira. Rodriguez also had his third two-out RBI single of the series as the Yankees patched together their first 2-0 postseason start since 1999 against Texas. Before this series, the Please see ALDS, page 4B

Wilson hopes to start new streak vs. Duke


By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer


J.F. Webb’s Joel Adcock attempts to avoid Southern Vance’s Dennis Stainback as he rushes for yards during the second half of the Warriors' 34-32 win over the Raiders Friday night. To view or purchase photos, visit us on the Web at

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Webb rallies from big deficit to beat Southern in conference opener By ERIC S. ROBINSON Dispatch Sports Editor

Down 20-6 at halftime Friday night, J.F. Webb relied on an effective running attack and a late fourth-quarter touchdown to spoil Southern Vance’s homecoming night. The Warriors won 34-32 in the Carolina 3A Conference opener for both teams. The duo of quarterback Joel Adcock and Akeem Daniel gashed the Raiders for 190 yards on the ground — the majority of them coming in the second half. “Being their homecoming, we knew they would come out and give us an early punch. We’ve been preaching all week, ‘just stay with it. Take the ebbs and the flow, it’ll come back our way,’” said Webb coach Brian


Webb’s Darquis Thomas avoids Southern’s Josh Young as he prepares to dive into the endzone to give the Warriors a 34-32 lead with less than two minutes left in Friday’s game. Currin. After scoring 22 unanswered points in the third quarter, the Warriors held a 28-20 lead. But Southern Vance and senior

quarterback James Harris rallied back. Harris connected with Tommy Please see WEBB WINS, page 3B

Turnovers costly for Vikes in loss to Orange By KELLEN HOLTZMAN Special to the Dispatch

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Northern Vance’s Montrell Jefferson attempts to make a tackle on an Orange player in Friday’s 34-14 Panther win.

Orange’s balanced offensive attack was too much for Northern Vance to handle in its 34-14 loss Friday night. Orange (4-3, 1-0) piled up over 450 yards of total offense in the Carolina 3A Conference opener. Northern didn’t do itself any favors though, committing four costly turnovers in the first half. “We can’t do that. We’re killing ourselves,” said Vikings coach Cedric Crudup. “You just can’t do those things and think you’re going to win.” Holding a 20-0 halftime advantage, Orange scored quickly to open the second half when quarterback Fred Blanks found Donovan McCul-

ley for a 69-yard touchdown strike. Northern countered when a big kickoff return from Eric Jeffries put the Vikings in scoring position. On the next play, Jordan Branch connected with Brandon Epps for a 28-yard touchdown down the right sideline to bring the score to 27-7. “We show flashes of brilliance, but those flashes are very few and far between,” said Crudup. “We’re bad more than we’re good. We’ve got to get a little more consistent.” The Panthers wouldn’t give the Vikings any more openings. John Kenion scored from 15 yards out with 6:13 left in the third to put Northern away for good. Please see VIKINGS, page 2B

RALEIGH— Russell Wilson went so long — nearly 400 passes, in fact — without throwing an interception that it seemed like he might never throw one again. Yet he threw two last week to snap his NCAA-record streak, sending him into North Carolina State’s game against instate rival Duke on Saturday with the goal of starting another long mistake-free run. “I feel like that’s what I’m supposed to do,” Wilson said. “I’m expected not to turn the ball over. I’m expected to be successful every time I step on the field and that’s what I expect of myself. “In terms of the interception record, it’s definitely a good thing. It’s an NCAA record. That’s pretty cool. But at the same time, I want to try to beat that again.” Wilson set the Bowl Subdivision mark with 379 straight passes without an interception before Wake Forest’s Josh Bush picked him off on a poorly thrown deep ball during the second quarter of the 30-24 loss to the Demon Deacons. Then Kenny Okoro picked him off in the end zone with 2:02 left on his final throw of the game. Wilson’s ability to protect the football has certainly helped the Wolfpack (3-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) in his second season as a starting quarterback. He threw 17 touchdowns with one interception en route to becoming the first freshman quarterback named first-team all-ACC last year, and had thrown 12 touchdowns in the three games leading up to the Wake Forest loss. It was a reminder that Wilson is still a young quarterback, one that coach Tom O’Brien wants to see learn to step up in the pocket more as part of his development. “He’s been going out, back and around,” O’Brien said. “Now he’s able to do that, or he was able to do it against Pittsburgh and at Wake Forest, but he wasn’t able to against South Carolina. You have to do it right all the time. It can’t just be based on who you’re playing and what you’re seeing. Those are some of the things we have to work with him on. He’s still a young kid.” Still, that mobility and bigplay ability is enough to have Duke (2-3, 0-1) concerned as it Please see DUKE-STATE, page 3B


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Two-minute drill College Football S. Miss walk-on punter critically wounded HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Peter Wilkes, a walkon punter at Southern Miss, is in critical condition at a Memphis, Tenn., hospital after being shot at his home in Union City, Tenn. Regional Medical Center officials said Friday that Wilkes was being treated in a critical care unit. Union City Assistant Police Chief Perry Barfield said the case is under investigation as an accident or selfinflicted gunshot wound. Southern Miss officials retracted an initial news release that said Wilkes was shot Thursday night in an accident and had died Friday morning. Southern Miss spokesman Jack Duggan said in a statement Friday afternoon that Wilkes suffered an “irrecoverable injury” Thursday night. Wilkes was not a member of the Golden Eagles’ travel party to Louisville for Saturday’s game and was at home during the school’s fall break. He made an early push to win the job at punter during preseason practice, but has not played this season.

Golf International stays close with late rally SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker dominated in a different format, and the International team again made a late rally to keep the matches close in the Presidents Cup. Ernie Els and Mike Weir won their last three holes in a fourballs match to turn a deficit into a 2-up victory, and Tim Clark made an eagle on the 18th hole of the last match on the course Friday for a 1-up victory. The Americans still have a 6 1/2-5 1/2 lead after both teams split the second session of matches. Woods and Stricker have yet to play the 16th hole this week, and they are the only players to have never trailed at Harding Park.

NFL Manning practices, no signs of injured heel EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning returned to practice Friday and showed no ill effects of the injured right heel that kept him out the previous two days. Yet the team is still being cautious about his status for Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders. Manning is listed as questionable and coach Tom Coughlin said it will more than likely be a gametime decision whether he will play. “If the medical people think he can play, then he will play,” Coughlin said. “We’ll evaluate him every day. “I know he wants to play in the worst way, but we’re not going to go against the medical people. We’re not going to pencil him in and say he’s playing.” Coughlin said that he was “encouraged” by the way Manning looked at practice.

Local Preps Saturday, Oct. 10 Soccer n Franklinton at J.F. Webb 2 p.m. (@ Masonic Home for Children)

JV Soccer at J.F. Webb noon (@ Masonic Home for Children)

n Franklinton

Sports on TV Saturday, Oct. 10 AUTO RACING 1 p.m. n SPEED — Rolex Sports Car Series, Grand Prix of Miami, at Homestead, Fla. 3 p.m. n ESPN2 — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, “Happy Hour Series,” final practice for Pepsi 500, at Fontana, Calif. 4 p.m. n VERSUS — IRL, Firestone Indy 300, at Homestead, Fla. 4:30 p.m. n ESPN2 — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Copart 300, at Fontana, Calif. 11 p.m. n ESPN2 — NHRA, qualifying for Virginia Nationals, at Richmond, Va. (same-day tape) COLLEGE FOOTBALL Noon n ESPN — Auburn at Arkansas n ESPN2 — Purdue at Minnesota n ESPN CLASSIC — E. Illinois at Penn St. 12:30 p.m. n FSN — Oklahoma St. at Texas A&M n VERSUS — Iowa St. at Kansas 3:30 p.m. n ABC — Regional coverage, Baylor at Oklahoma, Wisconsin at Ohio St. n CBS — Alabama at Mississippi n ESPN — Regional coverage, Wisconsin at Ohio St. 7 p.m. n FSN — Stanford at Oregon St. 7:15 p.m. n ESPN — Colorado at Texas 8 p.m. n CBS — National coverage,

Florida at LSU n ESPN2 — Georgia Tech at Florida St. 8:07 p.m. n ABC — Michigan at Iowa GOLF 9 a.m. n TGC — European PGA Tour, Madrid Masters, third round, at Madrid, Spain 11 a.m. n NBC — PGA Tour, Presidents Cup, third round, at San Francisco HORSE RACING 5 p.m. n ESPN CLASSIC — NTRA, Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity and Shadwell Turf Mile, at Lexington, Ky.; Oak Tree Mile, Goodwood Stakes, and Lady’s Secret Stakes, at Arcadia, Calif. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6:30 p.m. n TBS — Playoffs, National League Division Series, game 3, Los Angeles at St. Louis 10 p.m. n TBS — Playoffs, National League Division Series, game 3, Philadelphia at Colorado NBA BASKETBALL 8:30 p.m. n WGN — Preseason, Chicago vs. Milwaukee, at Green Bay, Wis. 9:30 p.m. n TNT — Preseason, Golden State vs. Phoenix, at Indian Wells, Calif. RODEO 8 p.m. n VERSUS — PBR, Cooper Tires Invitational, at Columbus, Ohio

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Spartan cross country wins in Goldsboro

Jackets spoil homecoming for Eagles


Kerr-Vance’s boys’ cross country team won first place at Friday’s Wayne Christian School Invitational in Goldsboro. KVA won with a team score of 28, followed by Wayne Christian (47), Franklin Academy (51) and Flora MacDonald (139). John Allen finished second overall with a time of 18:50. Cam Dickerson was third with a time of 20:35. Rounding out KVA’s top runners were Justin Commee (fifth, 20:44), Devonne Smith (sixth, 20:59) and Jake Dorrance (12th, 22:50). The top six runners were medalists. Wayne Christian won the girls’ meet by way of a tiebreaker over Franklin Academy. KVA had two girls competing, and one, Britney Lopez, was a medalist. She finished sixth with a time of 29:59.

KVA JV soccer blanks Vance Charter Kerr-Vace’s junior varsity soccer team defeated Vance Charter 2-0 Friday. Luke Pegram scored both of the Spartan goals on head shots. His first came with about five min-

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Warren County’s Barry Williams carries the ball as a Roanoke Rapids defender prepares to tackle in Friday’s game in Warrenton. The Eagles were defeated 41-0 by the Yellow Jackets. Warren County (1-6, 0-3 in Northern Carolina 2A play) travel to Franklinton next week. The Red Rams fell to Louisburg 10-3 Friday night.

utes left in the first half, on a cross from Wyatt Evans. Pegram scored again midway through the second half from a Hunter Meffert assist. “It was a very wellplayed game from both teams,” said KVA coach Tommy Farmer. The Spartans will host St. David’s on Tuesday.

KVA JV tennis beats Greenfield Kerr-Vance’s JV tennis team defeated Greenfield 6-3 in a makeup match Friday. KVA is now 5-4 on the season. They travel to St. David’s Tuesday. KERR-VANCE 6, GREENFIELD 3 Singles n No. 1 — KVA’s Kendall Thomason def. Kenan Barnes 8-4 n No. 2 — KVA’s Erin Crews def. Courtney

Williams 8-3 n No. 3 — GF’s Hannah Farrell def. Price Wester 8-0 n No. 4 — KVA’s Cameron Ford def. Haley Blair 9-8 (7-2) n No. 5 — GF’s Molly Tyson def. Cassidy Tucker 8-3 n No. 6 — KVA’s Caitlyn Holmes def. Amanda Webb 8-4 n Exhibition — KVA’s Maggie Thompson won her match Doubles n No. 1 — KVA’s Thomason and Crews def. Barnes and Williams 8-1 n No. 2 — GF’s Farrell and Tyson def. Wester and Ford 8-6 n No. 3 — KVA’s Tucker and Holmes def. Danielle Heostisia and Webb 8-3

Goals come easy for Canes in win over Panthers

those goals came long after Carolina had taken control. Tomas Vokoun managed 21 saves before being chased from the game after Cullen’s score made it 5-1 barely 90 seconds into the third period. Things didn’t go much better for backup Alexander Salak; he gave up goals to Brind’Amour and Harrison just 19 seconds apart in the final minutes. The Panthers — playing for the first time since traveling to Finland and splitting a two-game set with Chicago last week — certainly helped

Carolina with a couple of miscues that quickly led to momentum-seizing goals. That was part of a dominating first period in which Carolina outshot Florida 16-5. “Hats off to Carolina, they played a great first period, and the game was over in the first 20 minutes,” Florida coach Peter DeBoer said. First, with Florida on a power play, Kostopoulos reached out with his left arm as he skated by Florida captain Bryan McCabe and poked the puck loose between the circles. Kostopoulos quickly corralled the puck then pushed it under Vokoun from just outside the crease at the 7-minute mark for his first goal with the Hurricanes. “It was surprising. My eyes were pretty big there,” Kostopoulos said. “We were putting a lot of pucks on net and going to net, but nothing was happening (in past games). But I think tonight gives everyone more confidence that if we do the right thing, good things will happen.”

with a shoulder injury shortly before the Panthers took a 20-0 lead. Branch, who returned in the second half, sustained the injury covering a fumble that occurred on a botched snap. “He just got a little stinger,” said Crudup. “He’s probably going to be sore tomorrow. He’s got a little bruise on the shoulder, but he’ll be okay.”

Northern falls to 1-6 on the season and hosts Chapel Hill for homecoming next week. The Tigers (2-5, 0-1) are coming off of a 41-7 loss to Cardinal Gibbons. “We’ve got to worry about Northern Vance,” said Crudup. “We’ll get back to work on Monday and we’re going to try to prepare better than we did last week.”

By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer

RALEIGH — The Carolina Hurricanes looked ready to play from the moment the puck dropped. Throw in a couple of early turnovers from the Florida Panthers, and the Hurricanes had everything they needed for an easy win against a division rival. Tom Kostopoulos and Jussi Jokinen scored first-period goals off those turnovers in Florida’s end to help the Hurricanes beat the Panthers 7-2 on Friday night, earning their second straight win after an 0-2 start. Tuomo Ruutu also scored in the opening period for the Hurricanes, who led 3-0 after the first and cruised the rest of the way. Ray Whitney, Matt Cullen, Rod Brind’Amour and Jay Harrison also scored for Carolina, while Cam Ward finished with 25 saves — including on a pair of breakaway chances for the Panthers. Carolina’s offense had managed just three regulation goals through

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Carolina’s Tom Kostopoulos and Florida’s Michael Frolik skate during the second period of Friday’s game. its first three games. This time, Jokinen had three points while three others tallied multipoint games. Six of Carolina’s seven goals came from players who hadn’t found the back of the net yet this season. “When you go three games and people you expect to score don’t, they feel it,” coach Paul Maurice said. “And they feel it right away. Hopefully those guys have just a little more confidence with the puck now.” Shawn Matthias and Michael Frolik scored for Florida, though

VIKINGS, from page 1B The Vikings added a late fourth-quarter touchdown when Branch found D.J. Williams for 9-yard score to bring it to 34-14. Branch finished the night 10-for-19 for 111 yards. Jeffries led Northern on the ground with 12 carries totaling 37 yards. He also chipped in with four catches for 27 yards. John Nelson led the Vikings in receiving with two catches for 29 yards. Orange rushed for over 200 yards, rarely resorting to a pass in the second half. Drevis Torain led the way with 71 yards and one touchdown. Kenion and Thomas Jones both ran for 46 yards. “Our young linebackers were a little bit confused on how they were supposed to fit and how to play the Iso. And they ran wild on us,” Crudup said. The Panthers opened the scoring with 3:06 re-

maining in the first quarter when Blanks connected with Jamaal Owens for a 50-yard touchdown strike. Nick Shriner capped off a 45-yard Orange drive in the second quarter with a 1-yard touchdown run to make it 13-0. The point after touchdown was no good. The Panthers offense kept rolling with a 15yard touchdown run from Torain, increasing the lead to 20-0. The Vikings were content to enter the half down 20, but fumbled at their own 30, giving Orange another scoring opportunity. Northern blocked a Panther field goal after two incomplete pass attempts to enter the half down 20. Blanks finished the night throwing 11-for-18 and 244 yards. Orange only attempted three passes in the second half. Branch left the game

Winning Tickets RALEIGH — These numbers were drawn Friday afternoon by the North Carolina Lottery: Early Pick 3: 1-5-1 Late Pick 3: 0-2-2 Pick 4: 8-6-4-5 Cash 5: 2-30-35-37-38

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Pondexter, Taurasi lead Mercury to title

4 of 14 for 13 points after going 2 of 14 in Game 4. The Mercury made 10 of 17 3s. Phoenix won it with the super-speed style that thencoach Paul Westhead used in 2007 and Corey Gaines adopted when he took over. After a cold-shooting first quarter, the Mercury turned it on with one of their best 10 minutes of the season, shooting a finals record 76.5 percent (13 of 17) — and they even missed their last two shots — in a secondquarter blitz. Phoenix also set a finals second-quarter record for points, outscoring Indiana 35-19 to take a 51-42 lead at the break. Taurasi, after struggling with her shot against Catchings’ defense in the first four games, was 5 for 5 in a 13-point second quarter, three of them 3-pointers. Her NBA-length 3 from the top of the key with 6:19

left in the half gave her 10 points already in the quarter and put Phoenix up 33-31. The Mercury made 13 of their first 15 shots secondquarter shots. Bonner scored five in a 7-0 spurt that gave Phoenix its biggest lead of the night 51-40 on her two free throws with 1:10 to go. The Mercury led by as many as 10 in the third quarter, but rookie Briann January — from nearby Arizona State — sank a 3-pointer with 36.7 seconds left to cut Phoenix’s lead to 70-65 entering the fourth. January’s 3-pointer, followed by Sutton-Brown’s inside basket that made it 80-80 with 4:29 to go. The Fever shot out to a 14-5 lead and were up 23-16 after one quarter. Phoenix shot 36 percent (4 of 15) in the opening period. SuttonBrown had 14 points in the quarter, including 6 of 8 free throws, but was limited to two points in the second quarter. The previous record for shooting percentage in a quarter in the finals was 73.3 percent by Phoenix at Detroit in 2007. It was the fourth time the WNBA finals went to a deciding fifth game since the league went to the bestof-five format in 2005. Phoenix Suns captains Amare Stoudemire, Steve Nash and Grant Hill purchased the tickets in the upper bowl of US Airways Center, then gave them away, leading to a sellout crowd of 17,313.

the sophomore’s style of play “designed unpredictability.” “He’s not just running around like a wild man out there,” Cutcliffe said. “You’ve got to do a lot of things. He’s going to make some plays. The best thing you can do is not let him make two or three in a row. And once he makes a play, you can’t hang your head.”

To Wilson, that statement also applies to him in those rare moments when he throws an interception. While he appreciated setting a national record, he also knows he can’t be perfect forever. “I just have to make better throws,” Wilson said. “I’m going to keep throwing it. Interceptions are going to happen.”

For the Tar Heels, that won’t take much. After they were held without a touchdown for the first time under Davis, they heard boos from the few folks who stuck around Kenan Stadium until the end. “All week at practice, you’re counting on these

certain plays to work for you, and the first couple of times you run them, they’re just not going well at all,” quarterback T.J. Yates said. “It kind of shuts down your confidence — the things that were working for you that week at prac-

tice are kind of getting shut down during the game. It’s definitely frustrating when that stuff happens.” To reverse that, they spent the past week dialing back the playbook, simplifying things and getting back to basics. “Us identifying the

things that we think we can do and we can do well, and stay on the course that lets us do those things,” Davis said. “It may look like a great idea on Sundays or on Mondays during game-plan meetings, but if the kids can’t execute it, it doesn’t make any difference.”

“We got the opening kickoff, we went down and scored, started getting momentum and started running the ball more effectively and just rolled from there,” said Currin. “It just started clicking, and like a snowball, it just started getting bigger and bigger, and they started believing we could just run on them.” The Raiders had no answer for the Warrior rushing game in the second half. Adcock had 83 yards for the game, and Daniel had 107. Adcock was also 10-of-18 passing for 166 yards. In the second half, he was a perfect 5-for-5 through the air. The night began well for the Raiders, who scored on the opening possession. Facing third down on the Webb 22, Harris rolled right and took it into the end zone himself. The missed point after made it 6-0. Harris connected with Nunu Henderson from seven yards out on a swing pass that made it 12-0. The pass was set up by a 27yard run from Henderson, who finished the day with 80 yards on the ground. Webb converted a big third down on their next

drive. Adcock connected with Daniel on a screen, and the senior took it 63 yards into the red zone. Adcock punched it in from two yards out, and the missed PAT made it 12-6 Southern. Southern increased their lead later on a Henderson run. On first down from the 22, Henderson took the handoff, and looked to be dropped for a minimal gain by the swarming Webb defense. But the referee’s whistle never blew, as it was determined Henderson’s knee didn’t touch the ground. After a second or two of confusion from both teams, Henderson turned and ran it in the rest of the way. Harris’ pass to Warren completed the two-point attempt that made it 20-6. Harris missed a couple of series late in the second quarter and early in the third, and coaches said he was feeling light-headed. He didn’t seem phased when he returned to the field to lead the later drives. Southern Vance coach Mark Perry said his quarterback was fine following the game. “We couldn’t stop (their offense), and I think maybe they got a little bit of

momentum when James went out for a few series,” Perry said. “You’ve got to give it to them, they didn’t die out, and our kids didn’t die out.” Perry’s team falls to 0-1 in the conference and 3-4 overall. “It’s a thing you have to use as a learning tool, and come back and next week and get ready to go for Cardinal Gibbons,” Perry said. The Raiders travel on the road to play the Crusaders, who beat Chapel Hill 41-7 Friday. “Our goal for this season was to make it in the playoffs. That’s still our goal, it’s a very attainable goal,” said Perry. “Obviously we’re going to have win a couple more football games, but it’s a very attainable goal.” Currin’s team is now 3-4 (1-0). The Warriors travel to Orange next week. The Panthers defeated Northern Vance 34-14 Friday. “You can’t be 5-0 without being 1-0,” said Currin. “You can’t win the conference unless you take care of business every night in this conference.”

By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Mercury are WNBA champions for the second time in three seasons, leaning on their ‘big three’ to pull out a 94-86 victory over the tenacious Indiana Fever in the deciding Game 5 Friday night. Diana Taurasi, Cappie Pondexter and Penny Taylor — the trio that led the team to its 2007 title — did it again in 2009. League and finals MVP Taurasi scored 26 points, Pondexter had 24, and Taylor sank two crucial free throws with 37.7 seconds left as the Mercury held off a late rally to win the intense series 3-2. “This is what we do, we make big plays,” Taurasi said, holding a towel over her head in the champagnedrenched locker room. “We have people that step up and love to live the moment. It’s a great team, great team.” Tammy Sutton-Brown scored 22 points, and Jessica Davenport had a career-high 18 for Indiana in its first finals appearance. Tamika Catchings added 16 points and nine rebounds for the Fever. Indiana rallied from 10 down in the second half to tie it at 80 on SuttonBrown’s layup with 4:29 to play, then Tangela Smith made two 3-pointers, her only field goals of the night, to put the Mercury ahead for good. Her second, after Jes-

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Phoenix guard Diana Taurasi kisses the WNBA Championship Trophy during ceremonies after Game 5 of the WNBA finals against the Indiana Fever Friday. sica Davenport scored for Indiana, put Phoenix ahead 86-82 with 3:34 to go. Pondexter’s 9-footer made it 88-82 with 2:22 left, but the Fever — who had led the series 2-1 — weren’t finished. Davenport’s inside basket cut it to 88-84, then Catchings’ rebound basket made it 88-86 with 2:07 to play. On the Mercury’s next possession, Taylor drove to the basket and was fouled by Davenport. Her two free throws made it 90-86. Two free throws apiece DeWanna Bonner and Taurasi provided the final margin. “Indiana’s a great team,” Pondexter said. “It just shows our resilience and how bad we really wanted to win.” Taylor added 14 points and Bonner 13 for Phoenix. Katie Douglas had her second straight rough shooting night. The Indiana star was

DUKE-STATE, from page 1B tries to snap an 11-game losing streak in the series. And while the interception streak is over, the Blue Devils also know he won’t make many mistakes. “We’ve got to stay back and plaster our man because as soon as he starts scrambling, our guys are going to break off their routes and going to spots they probably run in practice,”

Duke cornerback Chris Rwabukamba said. “For us, it’s making sure we stay on our man and stay back and when he crosses the line, then we can come up. But if there’s any gray area, make sure we stay back and make sure we don’t give up big plays like that.” Duke coach David Cutcliffe said defending Wilson requires discipline, calling

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Boston’s Jason Bay hangs his head while sitting in the dugout during the ninth inning of their 4-1 loss to Los Angeles in Game 2 of the American League division series Friday in Anaheim, Calif.

Angels’ Weaver, Izturis beat Red Sox to take 2-0 lead By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer

ANAHEIM, Calif. — With Jered Weaver picking up right where John Lackey left off for the Los Angeles Angels, not even Josh Beckett could keep the Boston Red Sox from the brink of playoff elimination. Weaver yielded two hits while dominating Boston into the eighth inning, and Maicer Izturis drove home the tiebreaking run in Los Angeles’ 4-1 victory over the Red Sox on Friday night, extending the Angels’ first-round lead to 2-0. Game 3 is early Sunday at Fenway Park, with Boston’s Clay Buchholz facing Angels newcomer Scott Kazmir. Erick Aybar followed Izturis’ RBI single with a two-run triple during the Angels’ two-out rally in the seventh to break up a stellar pitching duel between Weaver and Beckett, Boston’s ace and most reliable playoff performer. Aybar’s hit chased Beckett, who yielded five hits and four runs in 6 2-3 innings during his first playoff loss in a Red Sox uniform. It was his first defeat in nine postseason starts since Game 3 of the

2003 World Series with Florida. The Red Sox eliminated the Angels in three of the past five postseasons, but they’ve mustered just one run and eight hits in the series’ first two games. After Lackey and Darren Oliver combined to blank the Red Sox 5-0 in the series opener, Weaver was better than Beckett, the former World Series MVP, in just his second postseason start. Although the Red Sox scored their only run of the series in the fourth on Victor Martinez’s RBI single, Weaver limited wild-card Boston to just four baserunners before his Los Angeles teammates came through at the plate and out of the bullpen — albeit just barely. Boston got the tying run to the plate in the ninth with Kevin Youkilis doubled off Kevin Jepsen and Jason Bay drew a two-out walk from Brian Fuentes. Although Red Sox fans might have conjured visions of Dave Henderson’s memorable ninth-inning homer for the Red Sox in Anaheim at Game 5 of the 1986 AL championship series, Fuentes retired Mike Lowell on a fly to center for the save.

HEELS-GSU, from page 1B athleticism presents coach Chris Hatcher with a new set of problems. “It’s very difficult when their 11 are going to be physically better than your 11, and that’s the case this week,” Hatcher said. “We’re not going to change the whole playbook, but you’ve

got to be careful about the mismatches that you have, put your guys in a position to be successful. ... The bigger picture, though, is we want to improve as a football team this week. That’s our ultimate goal — be better this week than we were against Wofford.”

WEBB WINS, from page 1B Warren on a 61-yard touchdown pass that made it 28-26 after the failed two-point attempt. Southern regained the lead with under seven minutes to go in the game when Harris, on a quarterback keeper, looked to be wrapped up for a minimal gain, but squeezed out of the grasp of the Warrior defender and scampered 55 yards for the go-ahead score that made it 32-28. Webb responded by driving down the field on a methodical drive that ate up the clock. Using optionread plays, Adcock and Daniel chipped away at the Raider defense. An eight-yard run from Daniel set the Warriors up on the 3-yard line. Adcock took the snap, faked the handoff to Daniel and pitched it to Darquis Thomas on the triple option. Thomas took it in for the eventual winning score. After Adcock was stopped short of converting the 2, the score was set at 34-32. Southern Vance squandered any chance of a final comeback when they muffed the ensuing kickoff. Webb took over possession and ran out the clock. “Any team can win this conference. There’s no


Southern Vance’s James Harris avoids a tackle for a first down during the Raiders’ 34-32 loss to J.F. Webb Friday night. To view or purchase photos, visit us on the Web at doubt in my mind that any team on any given night can pop up and beat somebody,” said Currin. I’m just really glad that we came out on top in this one. But they’re (Southern) a good team, and I know that they’ll win a lot of conference games too. I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if they beat everybody else in the conference.” Webb’s win spoiled an otherwise solid performance from Harris, who finished with 126 yards on the ground and was 10-of14 passing for 124 yards and two touchdowns. “They had a lot of suc-

cess early. Quite frankly, we couldn’t stop their running game or throwing game. No. 10 (Harris) is a heck of an athlete,” said Currin. The Warriors secondhalf comeback began on their opening possession. They took over with good field position after the Raiders couldn’t recover the onside kick. The Warriors capped off the touchdown drive with a 23-yard run from Daniel. After another touchdown run of 13 yards from Daniel and a 32-yard pass to Thomas for another score, Webb led 28-20.

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Embattled Bowden needs win over No. 22 Ga. Tech By BRENT KALLESTAD Associated Press Writer

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Bobby Bowden is in dire need of a win against No. 22 Georgia Tech on Saturday, maybe as badly as any of the 514 times he has walked the sidelines as a college coach. Florida State (2-3, 0-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) is off to its worst start since Bowden’s first year in 1976 and fan disenchantment has grown during a decade of mediocrity. The 14-year run of top five finishes that produced a pair of national titles and two Heisman Trophy winners are a distant memory. Most Florida State students were in elementary school when the Seminoles made their last push for a national title. Bowden’s job status divides boosters, school administrators, trustees and students.

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Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden is walks the sideline during the second half of last Saturday’s game against Boston College. After a tumultuous week, Bowden and the Seminoles face Georgia Tech today. Florida State student Michael Hoff, a freshman, says it’s time for the university to go in another direction. “He’s a vital part to our school as a whole and we all love him, but it’s time for someone new,” Hoff said of Bowden. “We have a lot of talent right now. I

ALDS, from page 1B enigmatic slugger was hitless in his previous 18 playoff at-bats with runners in scoring position. “This whole year I’m playing with no expectations,” said Rodriguez, who missed the first month of the season after hip surgery. “I’m going out and having fun doing the best that I can.” Minnesota was hurt by a blown call by left-field umpire Phil Cuzzi in the top of the 11th. Joe Mauer started the inning with a drive down the line that appeared to go off Melky Cabrera’s glove before clearly landing about a foot inside the line and bouncing into the stands. Cuzzi said it was foul — it’s been a tough week for umpires, with several missed calls — and Mauer ended up with a single when he should have had a ground-rule double. “You can’t see at all from the dugout, but I think we all know the ball was fair by a long ways,” Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. Nathan was watching the play on a TV in the visiting clubhouse. “I wasn’t the only one who had a tough night,” he said. “You don’t know how he missed it. There’s no red flag we can throw out there to get an instant replay.” Minnesota went on to load the bases with no outs but failed to score when David Robertson retired three straight batters. Delmon Young lined out to Teixeira at first, Mauer was cut down at home on Carlos Gomez’s grounder and Brendan Harris flied out. Crew chief Tim Tschida said he looked at Mauer’s ball after the game and admitted it was a blown call. “There’s a guy sitting over in the umpire’s dressing room right now that feels horrible,” Tschida said. “Nobody feels it worse than the umpire.” Those were the last of the 17 runners the Twins stranded. They’ve left 26 on base in the series, and also gave away a run when Gomez committed a baserunning blunder in the fourth. “We left a small village on base,” Harris said. Teixeira then hit New York’s first game-ending shot since Aaron Boone’s drive against the Boston Red Sox in Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS. Andy Pettitte will try to close out the series when he faces former Yankees pitcher Carl Pavano in Game 3 on

Sunday at the Metrodome. The Yankees improved to 9-0 against the Twins this season. Minnesota has led in all six games at the Bronx, but has failed to win any of them. Instead, the Twins saw the Yankees’ 16th walkoff win of the season, most in the majors. Nick Blackburn held New York’s lineup to one run and three hits in 5 2-3 crisp innings and three relievers retired seven in a row before Nathan imploded in the ninth. Rodriguez’s mammoth drive landed in the Yankees’ bullpen in left-center for his first postseason homer since Game 4 of the 2007 division series against Cleveland. He dropped his bat after the shot, looked into his dugout and clenched his fist as he started to trot around the bases. He raised his right arm as he rounded first while the crowd of 50,006 cheered wildly, shaking New York’s first-year home. “The fun part is I was just thinking base hit,” he said. “Hit the ball hard somewhere. And it went to the seats.” After a quick celebration with his teammates, Rodriguez popped his head out of the dugout for an October curtain call. It was the eighth homer allowed by Nathan this year but first with a runner on base. Rodriguez’s single in the sixth tied it at 1 but the Twins responded in the eighth, putting runners on first and third after the first two batters were retired. Nick Punto hit an RBI single off Phil Hughes and Denard Span added another run-scoring single off Mariano Rivera. New York’s winning rally washed away all the pregame talk about A.J. Burnett and batterymate Jose Molina, who started in place of longtime Yankees catcher Jorge Posada. Burnett walked five and hit two batters in his first postseason start, but allowed one run and three hits in six innings. Minnesota had a chance to take the lead in the fourth but Gomez slipped rounding second and was tagged out before Young could score on Matt Tolbert’s single. “It’s a mistake,” Gomez said. “A mistake I made today cost us one run. It’s my bad. That’s it.”

think we can be successful in the time coming.” A loss Saturday in the nationally televised game would only increase the pressure on Bowden, who is less than a month away from his 80th birthday. Bowden and his Seminoles would face 12 days of second-guessing before

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Saturday Schedule

SOUTH Boston College (4-1) at Virginia Tech (4-1), Noon Richmond (4-0) at James Madison (2-2), 12:05 p.m. Georgia (3-2) at Tennessee (2-3), 12:21 p.m. Houston (3-1) at Mississippi St. (2-3), 12:30 p.m. Kentucky (2-2) at South Carolina (4-1), 12:30 p.m. Dayton (3-1) at Campbell (1-3), 1 p.m. Morehead St. (2-3) at Davidson (1-3), 1 p.m. N. Carolina A&T (3-2) at Morgan St. (3-1), 1 p.m. S. Carolina St. (3-1) at Norfolk St. (2-2), 1 p.m. The Citadel (2-2) at Elon (4-1), 1:30 p.m. Prairie View (2-1) at Alabama St. (2-1), 2 p.m. Tennessee Tech (2-2) at Tenn.-Martin (2-3), 3 p.m. N.C. Central (0-5) at Appalachian St. (2-2), 3:30 p.m. Alabama (5-0) at Mississippi (3-1), 3:30 p.m. Georgia Southern (3-2) at North Carolina (3-2), 3:30 p.m. Marshall (3-2) at Tulane (2-2), 3:30 p.m. Indiana (3-2) at Virginia (1-3), 3:30 p.m. Alabama A&M (4-1) at Grambling St. (2-3), 4 p.m. Jacksonville St. (3-2) at Murray St. (1-3), 4 p.m. Duke (2-3) at N.C. State (3-2), 4 p.m. Chattanooga (3-1) at Samford (3-2), 4 p.m. MVSU (2-2) at Alcorn St. (0-3), 5 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff (2-2) at Jackson St. (0-4), 5 p.m. Tennessee St. (2-3) at E. Kentucky (3-1), 6 p.m. Howard (2-2) at Hampton (2-2), 6 p.m. Presbyterian (0-5) at Old Dominion (3-2), 6 p.m. Maryland (2-3) at Wake Forest (3-2), 6:30 p.m. VMI (1-3) at Coastal Carolina (2-2), 7 p.m. Bethune-Cookman (0-4) at Delaware St. (1-2), 7 p.m. North Texas (1-3) at Louisiana-Lafayette (2-2), 7 p.m. Florida A&M (4-0) at Miami (3-1), 7 p.m. Fla. International (0-4) at W. Kentucky (0-4), 7 p.m. Southern Miss. (3-2) at Louisville (1-3), 7:30 p.m. Georgia Tech (4-1) at Florida St. (2-3), 8 p.m. Florida (4-0) at LSU (5-0), 8 p.m. UTEP (2-3) at Memphis (1-4), 8 p.m. Cent. Arkansas (3-1) at Northwestern St. (0-4), 8 p.m. EAST Vanderbilt (2-3) at Army (2-3), Noon Robert Morris (0-5) at Cent. Connecticut St. (3-1), Noon Villanova (5-0) at New Hampshire (4-0), Noon E. Illinois (4-1) at Penn St. (4-1), Noon St. Francis, Pa. (1-4) at Sacred Heart (0-4), Noon West Virginia (3-1) at Syracuse (2-3), Noon Dartmouth (0-3) at Yale (1-2), Noon Holy Cross (4-0) at Brown (1-2), 12:30 p.m. Harvard (2-1) at Cornell (2-1), 12:30 p.m. Georgetown, D.C. (0-5) at Lehigh (0-4), 12:30 p.m. Duquesne (2-3) at Albany, N.Y. (3-2), 1 p.m. Maine (2-3) at Hofstra (3-2), 1 p.m. Jacksonville (2-2) at Marist (2-3), 1 p.m. Wagner (2-3) at Monmouth, N.J. (2-2), 1 p.m. William & Mary (4-1) at Northeastern (0-5), 1 p.m. Bucknell (3-2) at Penn (1-2), 1 p.m. Towson (1-3) at Rhode Island (1-3), 1 p.m. Ball St. (0-5) at Temple (2-2), 1 p.m. Gardner-Webb (3-1) at Buffalo (1-4), 3:30 p.m. Connecticut (3-1) at Pittsburgh (4-1), 3:30 p.m. Texas Southern (1-3) at Rutgers (3-1), 3:30 p.m. Massachusetts (3-1) at Delaware (3-2), 6 p.m. Bryant (3-1) at Fordham (1-3), 6 p.m. Columbia (2-1) at Lafayette (3-1), 6 p.m. MIDWEST E. Michigan (0-4) at Cent. Michigan (4-1), Noon Michigan St. (2-3) at Illinois (1-3), Noon Purdue (1-4) at Minnesota (3-2), Noon Miami (Ohio) (0-5) at Northwestern (3-2), Noon Iowa St. (3-2) at Kansas (4-0), 12:30 p.m. Missouri S&T (0-1) at Drake (3-1), 2 p.m. Stony Brook (2-3) at North Dakota (2-2), 2 p.m. Austin Peay (1-4) at SE Missouri (1-4), 2 p.m. San Diego (2-2) at Valparaiso (1-3), 2 p.m. S. Dakota St. (3-1) at Missouri St. (3-2), 3 p.m. Illinois St. (2-3) at S. Illinois (3-1), 3 p.m. UC Davis (1-3) at South Dakota (3-2), 3 p.m. Bowling Green (1-4) at Kent St. (2-3), 3:30 p.m. Wisconsin (5-0) at Ohio St. (4-1), 3:30 p.m. N. Iowa (4-1) at N. Dakota St. (1-4), 4:07 p.m. Ohio (3-2) at Akron (1-3), 6 p.m. W. Illinois (1-3) at Youngstown St. (3-2), 6 p.m. W. Michigan (2-3) at Toledo (3-2), 7 p.m. Michigan (4-1) at Iowa (5-0), 8:05 p.m. SOUTHWEST Auburn (5-0) at Arkansas (2-2), Noon Oklahoma St. (3-1) at Texas A&M (3-1), 12:30 p.m. Kansas St. (3-2) at Texas Tech (3-2), 12:30 p.m. Nicholls St. (1-3) at Sam Houston St. (2-2), 3 p.m. SE Louisiana (2-2) at Texas St. (2-2), 3 p.m. Baylor (3-1) at Oklahoma (2-2), 3:30 p.m. Navy (3-2) at Rice (0-5), 3:30 p.m. McNeese St. (3-1) at Stephen F.Austin (3-1), 7 p.m. Colorado (1-3) at Texas (4-0), 7:15 p.m. East Carolina (3-2) at SMU (2-2), 8 p.m. FAR WEST New Mexico (0-5) at Wyoming (3-2), 2 p.m. Cal Poly (2-2) at Montana (4-0), 3 p.m. Oregon (4-1) at UCLA (3-1), 3:30 p.m. Weber St. (2-3) at E. Washington (4-1), 3:35 p.m. N. Arizona (2-2) at Montana St. (3-1), 3:35 p.m. Portland St. (1-4) at N. Colorado (1-4), 3:35 p.m. Arizona St. (2-2) at Washington St. (1-4), 5 p.m. Idaho St. (0-5) at Sacramento St. (1-3), 5:05 p.m. Utah (3-1) at Colorado St. (3-2), 6 p.m. Stanford (4-1) at Oregon St. (3-2), 7 p.m. TCU (4-0) at Air Force (3-2), 7:30 p.m. Utah St. (1-3) at New Mexico St. (2-3), 8 p.m. Idaho (4-1) at San Jose St. (1-3), 8 p.m. BYU (4-1) at UNLV (2-3), 10 p.m. Arizona (3-1) at Washington (2-3), 10 p.m. Fresno St. (1-3) at Hawaii (2-2), 11:05 p.m.

PREP FOOTBALL Friday’s Scores

Albemarle 42, South Davidson 6 Alexander Central 24, Hickory 20 Andrews 38, Rosman 0 Anson County 30, Monroe Sun Valley 28 Apex Middle Creek 38, Lee County 35 Ashe County 53, North Wilkes 0 Asheville 62, Enka 14

their next game — another nationally televised game Oct. 22 at North Carolina. This past week board of Trustees chairman Jim Smith called for Bowden to retire at season’s end following a loss at Boston College. The Florida State administration also said this week that Bowden’s coaching future will be decided at the end of the season. And the rules have changed. It’s no longer Bowden’s option “I will evaluate the program with the athletics director at the end of this season,” Florida State president T.K. Wetherell said this week, adding that he expects “our teams to be competitive.” Some dissident students on Facebook are calling for a “Black Out Doak for Change,” on Saturday, encouraging fans to wear black to the game to emphasize their senti-

ments that it’s time for Bowden to leave the very field named after him. “This is a what-haveyou-done-for-me-lately business,” Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said. “You would think he has done enough so that he can go out on his own terms. He put Florida State on the map with what he did.” Bowden has rejected the retirement overtures, even though his assistants found themselves denying reports of dissension among their ranks and the hometown newspaper, the Tallahassee Democrat, said it was time to step down. “If you listen to your critics, you’ll be sitting up there with ’em,” Bowden said. “If I was 40 years old I’d been shaking in my boots, but I’m 79.” Offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher is Wetherell’s choice to succeed Bowden and his contract

to become head coach is being updated. Bowden’s future has dominated the news in Tallahassee. It has been the lead story on the Democrat’s front page all week as well as the focus of radio talk shows across Florida and Internet Web sites and chat rooms. Athletics Director Randy Spetman acknowledged most e-mail coming to his office were not supportive of the venerable coach. Johnson expects there will be tremendous support for the embattled coach during Saturday’s game and that the Seminoles will be fired up. “I certainly think they’ll be circling the wagons,” Johnson said. “I fully expect them to have their best effort of the year. I think they’ll come out wired and ready to play.” Bowden, who has won 384 games, is counting on it.

Asheville Erwin 58, McDowell County 35 Asheville Reynolds 26, Shelby Crest 16 Asheville Roberson 22, North Buncombe 0 Ayden-Grifton 20, Rosewood 0 Belmont South Point 34, Gastonia Ashbrook 0 Brevard 42, East Henderson 41, OT Bunn 28, Northwest Halifax 6 Burlington Cummings 17, Graham 7 Burlington Williams 30, Rockingham County 20 Burnsville Mountain Heritage 44, Black Mountain Owen 7 Camden County 47, Pinetown Northside 28 Catawba Bandys 41, West Caldwell 9 Charlotte Ardrey Kell 20, Charlotte Myers Park 14 Charlotte Berry Tech 63, Cuthbertson 0 Charlotte Catholic 28, East Gaston 14 Charlotte Country Day 24, Q Foundation 0 Charlotte Independence 31, Charlotte Providence 27 Charlotte Olympic 35, Charlotte Harding 10 Chocowinity Southside 44, Plymouth 42 Claremont Bunker Hill 41, Vldese Draughn 20 Clayton 28, West Johnston 27 Concord 47, Central Cabarrus 27 Concord First Assembly 26, Forsyth County Day 16 Creswell 52, Swan Quarter Mattamuskeet 0 Durham Hillside 17, Person County 3 Durham Riverside 31, Northern Durham 28 East Bladen 47, West Brunswick 14 East Duplin 26, Topsail 7 East Forsyth 28, Winston-Salem Parkland 20 East Lincoln 21, Bessemer City 12 East Rowan 31, Statesville 27 East Surry 9, Kernersville McGuinness 7 East Wilkes 55, Alleghany County 20 Eastern Alamance 21, Western Alamance 3 Elizabeth City Northeastern 46, Bertie County 14 Elkin 43, West Wilkes 20 Erwin Triton 28, Southern Wayne 19 Fairmont 12, South Robeson 6, OT Fayetteville Britt 34, Hope Mills South View 14 Fayetteville Pine Forest 18, Cape Fear 13 Fayetteville Sanford 41, Fayetteville Smith 16 Fayetteville Westover 28, Fayetteville Byrd 14 Franklin 38, Sylva Smoky Mountain 7 Gastonia Forestview 27, North Gaston 0 Gastonia Huss 20, Kings Mountain 17 Gates County 21, Northampton-West 0 Goldsboro 68, North Duplin 23 Greenville Rose 33, Wilmington Ashley 21 Havelock 29, Washington 10 Hendersonville 40, Avery County 7 Hertford County 68, Currituck County 0 Hickory Ridge 17, Mt. Pleasant 14 High Point Andrews 19, Winston-Salem Atkins 0 High Point Central 7, Northwest Guilford 6 Hobbton 28, Clinton Union 19 Holly Springs 28, Fuquay-Varina 25 Hope Mills Gray’s Creek 55, Southern Lee 3 Indian Trail Porter Ridge 20, Marvin Ridge 17 Jacksonville 35, West Carteret 17 Jacksonville White Oak 54, Greenville Conley 0 Jamestown Ragsdale 35, Southwest Guilford 0 Jones County 48, East Carteret 21 Kannapolis Brown 61, Cox Mill 7 Kill Devil Hills First Flight 48, Pasquotank County 34 Kinston 28, Farmville Central 25 Knightdale 35, Harnett Central 7 Lake Norman 18, Huntersville Hopewell 0 Lawndale Burns 48, Forest City Chase 7 Lenoir Hibriten 55, Watauga County 21 Lexington 17, East Davidson 7 Lincolnton 43, Cherryville 14 Louisburg 10, Franklinton 3 Lumberton 45, Southern Pines Pinecrest 14 Madison County 49, Thomas Jefferson 0 Maiden 27, South Iredell 10 Mallard Creek 27, Charlotte Vance 7 Manteo 42, Robersonville Roanoke 20 Matthews Butler 52, East Mecklenburg 13 Mayodan McMichael 34, Eden Morehead 13 Monroe 62, North Stanly 3 Monroe Piedmont 38, Monroe Central 24 Mt. Airy 54, North Stokes 0 Murphy 18, Robbinsville 16 New Hanover County 15, New Bern 8 Newton Foard 24, Hickory St. Stephens 17 Newton-Conover 28, East Burke 6 North Brunswick 27, West Bladen 21 North Forsyth 19, Thomasville Ledford 6 North Rowan 49, North Moore 0 Northampton-East 34, North Edgecombe 6 Northeast Guilford 21, Asheboro 14 Northwest Cabarrus 30, Concord Robinson 27 Orange County 34, Northern Vance 14 Oxford Webb 34, Southern Vance 32 Panther Creek 34, Morrisville Green Hope 7 Pembroke Swett 38, Scotland County 37 Pender County 48, Dunn Midway 22 Pikeville Aycock 62, North Lenoir 0 Pittsboro Northwood 53, Granville Central 8 Polk County 29, Mitchell County 0 Princeton 48, Seven Springs Spring Creek 20 R-S Central 38, Morganton Freedom 7 Raleigh Athens Drive 34, Cary 28 Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons 41, Chapel Hill 7 Raleigh Millbrook 42, Raleigh Sanderson 24 Raleigh Ravenscroft 57, Raleigh Wake Christian 20 Raleigh Wakefield 35, Raleigh Leesville Road 32 Reidsville 42, Siler City Jordan-Matthews 8 Richlands 35, Swansboro 7 Richmond County 49, Hoke County 20 Roanoke Rapids 41, Warren County 0 Rocky Mount 25, Nash Central 13 Salisbury 35, West Davidson 0 Shelby 35, Morganton Patton 0 Smithfield-Selma 21, Garner 12 South Brunswick 21, South Columbus 19 South Granville 65, Carrboro 7 South Johnston 52, Eastern Wayne 6 South Lenoir 15, Croatan 0 South Mecklenburg 42, Charlotte Garinger 6 South Stanly 38, East Montgomery 0 Southeast Halifax 42, KIPP Pride 6 Southeast Raleigh 10, East Wake 3 Southern Durham 43, Durham Jordan 6 Southern Guilford 34, Southwestern Randolph 0 Southern Nash 28, Wilson Fike 6 Southwest Edgecombe 52, Wilson Beddingfield 22 Southwest Onslow 54, Lejeune 0

Swain County 28, Hayesville 10 Tarboro 21, Greene Central 7 Thomasville 21, Central Davidson 0 Trinity 43, Randleman 14 Wake Forest-Rolesville 12, Raleigh Broughton 7 Wallace-Rose Hill 55, Lakewood (Salemburg) 12 Warsaw Kenan 20, Rocky Point Trask 14 Waynesville Tuscola 49, North Henderson 7 Weddington 22, Monroe Parkwood 7 West Charlotte 40, Mooresville 38 West Forsyth 37, North Davidson 31, OT West Henderson 28, Canton Pisgah 24 West Iredell 33, North Iredell 13 West Lincoln 28, North Lincoln 14 West Mecklenburg 39, Charlotte Waddell 6 West Montgomery 48, Chatham Central 0 West Rowan 63, China Grove Carson 14 West Stanly 40, Union Academy 8 Western Harnett 28, Cameron Union Pines 14 Westminster Catawba Christ, S.C. 37, Gastonia Highland Tech 7 Williamston 26, Perquimans County 20 Wilmington Hoggard 23, Wilmington Laney 6 Wilson Hunt 45, Northern Nash 0 Winston-Salem Mt. Tabor 27, Pfafftown Reagan 0 Winston-Salem Reynolds 33, Davie County 23

WESTERN CONFERENCE Phoenix 2, San Antonio 1 Thursday, Sept. 17: San Antonio 92, Phoenix 91 Saturday, Sept. 19: Phoenix 106, San Antonio 78 Monday, Sept. 21: Phoenix 100, San Antonio 92

NHL Standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF N.Y. Rangers 4 3 1 0 6 14 Philadelphia 4 3 1 0 6 17 Pittsburgh 4 3 1 0 6 12 New Jersey 3 1 2 0 2 8 N.Y. Islanders 2 0 0 2 2 5

GA 10 12 12 11 7

Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF 3 2 1 0 4 7 4 2 2 0 4 10 2 1 0 1 3 3 3 1 2 0 2 9 3 0 2 1 1 8

GA 8 15 3 12 12

Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Washington 4 2 1 1 5 18 Atlanta 2 2 0 0 4 10 Carolina 4 2 2 0 4 11 Florida 3 1 2 0 2 6 Tampa Bay 3 0 1 2 2 7

GA 15 5 12 14 12

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF Nashville 2 2 0 0 4 6 Columbus 3 2 1 0 4 10 St. Louis 3 2 1 0 4 11 Chicago 3 1 1 1 3 9 Detroit 3 1 2 0 2 9

GA 4 10 10 7 11

Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF 5 4 1 0 8 19 3 2 1 0 4 10 3 1 1 1 3 11 3 1 2 0 2 8 4 1 3 0 2 13

GA 17 5 12 11 14

Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF 3 2 1 0 4 15 3 2 1 0 4 10 4 2 2 0 4 16 3 1 0 2 4 11 3 1 1 1 3 10

GA 13 5 15 10 8

Ottawa Montreal Buffalo Boston Toronto

Calgary Colorado Edmonton Minnesota Vancouver Los Angeles Phoenix San Jose Dallas Anaheim

Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Friday’s Games Carolina 7, Florida 2 Dallas 5, Calgary 2 Saturday’s Games N.Y. Islanders at Boston, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Toronto, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Ottawa, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Florida, 7 p.m. Washington at Detroit, 7 p.m. Carolina at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Buffalo at Nashville, 8 p.m. Colorado at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Columbus at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Montreal at Edmonton, 10 p.m. Minnesota at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Anaheim at N.Y. Rangers, 5 p.m. Dallas at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

WNBA Playoff Glance

(x-if necessary) FIRST ROUND (Best-of-3) EASTERN CONFERENCE Indiana 2, Washington 0 Thursday, Sept. 17: Indiana 88, Washington 79 Saturday, Sept. 19: Indiana 81, Washington 74, OT Detroit 2, Atlanta 0 Wednesday, Sept. 16: Detroit 94, Atlanta 89 Friday, Sept. 18: Detroit 94, Atlanta 79

Los Angeles 2, Seattle 1 Wednesday, Sept. 16: Los Angeles 70, Seattle 63 Friday, Sept. 18: Seattle 75, Los Angeles 74 Sunday, Sept. 20: Los Angeles 75, Seattle 64 CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-3) EASTERN CONFERENCE Indiana 2, Detroit 1 Wednesday, Sept. 23: Detroit 72, Indiana 56 Friday, Sept. 25: Indiana 79, Detroit 75 Saturday, Sept. 26: Indiana 72, Detroit 67 WESTERN CONFERENCE Phoenix 2, Los Angeles 1 Wednesday, Sept. 23: Phoenix 103, Los Angeles 94 Friday, Sept. 25: Los Angeles 87, Phoenix 76 Saturday, Sept. 26: Phoenix 85, Los Angeles 74 FINALS (Best-of-5) Phoenix 3, Indiana 2 Tuesday, Sept. 29: Phoenix 120, Indiana 116, OT Thursday, Oct. 1: Indiana 93, Phoenix 84 Sunday, Oct. 4: Indiana 86, Phoenix 85 Wednesday, Oct. 7, Phoenix 90, Indiana 77 Friday, Oct. 9, Phoenix 94, Indiana 86

TRANSACTIONS Friday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL n American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Announced OF Dewayne Wise refused his outright assignment to Charlotte (IL), making him a free agent. DETROIT TIGERS—Announced coach Andy Van Slyke has decided to pursue other opportunities and will not return to the staff in 2010. OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Sent P Kevin Cameron, RHP Dan Giese and RHP Edgar Gonzalez and C Eric Munson outright to Sacramento (PCL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Fired director of player development Dick Scott, Las Vegas (PCL) manager Mike Basso and scout Rob Ducey. Named Charlie Wilson director-minor league operations, Doug Davis minor league field coordinator, Andrew Tinnish director amateur scouting, Perry Minasian director of professional scouting and Jon Lalonde professional scout n National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Acquired INF Tony Abreu from the Los Angeles Dodgers to complete an earlier trade. FLORIDA MARLINS COACHES—Agreed to terms hitting coach Jim Presley, bench coach Carlos Tosca, and bullpen coordinator Pierre Arsenault on one-year contracts. Announced third base-outfield coach Bo Porter and bullpen coach Steve Foster declined offers to return. Released RHP Scott Proctor and LHP Dave Davidson. Sent 2B Andy Gonzalez and RHP Dallas Trahern outright to New Orleans (PCL). HOUSTON ASTROS—Sent INF German Duran, RHP Chad Paronto and RHP Billy Sadler outright to Round Rock (PCL). n American Association LINCOLN SALTDOGS—Traded RHP Justin Knoff and OF Josh Burrus to Sussex (Can-Am) to complete an earlier trade. FOOTBALL n National Football League NFL—Fined Tennessee DL Tony Brown $10,000 for helmet-to-helmet contact with Jacksonville QB David Garrard; Dallas DT Jay Ratliff $7,500 for helmet-to-helmet contact with Denver QB Kyle Orton; New England DT Mike Wright $5,000 for hitting Batlimore QB Joe Flacco in the head; Baltimore DT Haloti Ngata $5,000 for hitting New England QB Tom Brady in the head; Chicago DE Adewale Ogunleye $7,500 for a horse-collar tackle against Detroit, and Detroit CB Anthony Henry $7,500 for a horse-collar tackle against Chicago. CLEVELAND BROWNS—Signed OL Phil Trautwein to the practice squad. Released DL Keith Grennan. HOCKEY n National Hockey League NHL—Fined Edmonton coach Pat Quinn $10,000 for inappropriate public comments made following an Oct. 8 game against Calgary. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS—Reassigned LW Bryan Bickell to Rockford (AHL). DALLAS STARS—Activated C Warren Peters from injured reserve and assigned him to Texas (AHL). LOS ANGELES KINGS—Activated F Richard Clune from injured reserve list and assigned him to Manchester (AHL). NEW YORK RANGERS—Assigned F Evgeny Grachev to Hartford (AHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES—Placed D Barret Jackman on injured reserve. Assigned LW D.J. King to Peoria (AHL).


Section C Saturday, October 10, 2009

Spirit smooths out life’s racetrack


u Musical Programs, 3C u Special Services, 3C u Weekly Programs & Services, 4C u News & Notes, 5C

Former bank robber founds ministry network after prison

Cooper began holding up banks for the thrill it provided. “Pulling holdups is JACKSONVILLE, about that adrenaline Fla. (AP) — A slug from For a race car fan, there are no rush — staring down a .357-caliber Magnum better words to hear on Saturday death. It’s not in me ended Ken Cooper’s afternoon than, “Gentlemen, start to hurt people, and it’s 13-year career as a bank your engines!” really not about the robber and started him With a flip of the switch, dozens of money,” Cooper said, on the path toward rerace car engines roar to life. Hearts adding he averaged demption and a network are pounding. The grandstands about $8,800 per bank. of five prison ministries. are rattling. The possibilities seem His “banking job” Cooper describes endless – it’s ended when he was the moment when he anybody’s race shot July 26, 1982, by encountered a sheriff’s at the very a Hillsborough County deputy as he walked out beginning. sheriff’s deputy who was But when I of his last score in 1982. think about racresponding to an alarm “As if in slow motion, ing, I also think at the Exchange Bank in fire flashed from the about “Rock Tampa. shooter’s pistol. The Boy.” Cooper remembers plate glass exploded He was a his terror of the posinto fragments, coming high school Rev. Brian at me like glistening sibility of being raped geology teacher and assaulted when he darts. A slug slammed Keithline who also raced entered jail. He was seninto my chest, knocking on the weekMiddleburg/Hermon me backward. Shards tenced to 99 years but ends (hence his United Methodist under Florida’s laws at of glass pierced and nickname, Rock the time, he only served sliced my skin. Fire Boy). Sometimes he even said that a fraction of it. burned in my chest. his nickname described his speed on “They lurked like Someone screamed, the the track. vultures eyeing roadsound bouncing around You’ve heard that Superman was kill,” Cooper wrote. “In my mind like an echo. faster than a speeding bullet. Well, my fear, I grimaced, but Everything faded to Rock Boy was “slower than a rock.” continued to pump myblack,” Cooper wrote in That was okay. He crossed the finish self up. I will not show his book, “Held Hostage: line the same as the other guys – at weakness. God is with A Serial Bank Robber’s least most of the time. me. I’m not afraid.” Road to Redemption.” Sometimes his car had to be He was later transCooper details his pushed across the finish line with ferred to the Rock, a crew members carrying the rest of double life as a respectthe pieces behind him. notorious walled fortress able husband, father This isn’t the type of talk you inside Union Correctionand “gentleman bank would expect from a championship al Institution in Raiford. robber” and the pundriver. But the truth is, Rock Boy Cooper said he learned ishment for his crimes never won a championship. He raced — spending a few years his lesson. Throughout for about 10 years for the sheer his ordeals, Cooper said in “The Rock,” Florida’s pleasure of competing with 20 other toughest prison, known he turned to two books: drivers at breakneck speeds and for the Bible and a book by for its murders, rapes the art of honing his driving skills. and suicides. AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Jason Pratt Dr. Robert H. Schuller, The only time he actually led a when dealing with But before he got Ken Cooper with his book “Held Hostage: A Serial Bank Robber’s Road to Redemption.” lap was when he accidentally spun angry inmates and tense there, he says he found across the infield grass and cut off situations. The ministries provide inprisons where we share the good Christ in a county jail the other drivers. He said he told a parole exmates with a place to stay and news that God will save and dewhile awaiting sentencing. He “It was great for a moment,” he aminer: “Well, two years of hard help with their adjustment to liver ‘a wretch like me’ through wrote that his conversion ocsaid. “I saw 19 cars in my mirror and time at the Rock convinced me life outside the bars. They teach Jesus Christ,” Cooper said. nothing but open pavement in front.” curred after he fell to his knees that prison is not the place for classes on overcoming addiction He’s donating 1,000 copies of and prayed, “Jesus, I’m a horAnd if you could get points for me, and I’m determined to never at Lawtey Correctional Instihis book, published by Chosen rible sinner; please come into my going backwards on the track, then do anything again to get myself tution, one of the state’s four Books, to Florida’s 67 prisons heart and change me. I’ve made Rock Boy might have finished even locked up. I won’t even spit on faith and character-based based in hopes of helping current a terrible mess of my life — and higher in the standings. the sidewalk, much less look at prisons. inmates. One time, his car spun around and the lives of others.” a bank.” There are also seven facilities “Ken Cooper is the real deal. After being released from suddenly, he was facing 19 other cars When he was released from that were heading straight for him. with faith-based/self-improveHe is a prison success story prison about four years later, Win or lose, the point is this: Rock Cooper co-founded five prison prison, Cooper worked as a ment dorms. Together, they can who holds out hope for inmates Boy invested time, money and effort ministries, which have sponnewspaper reporter before beginhouse 4,855 inmates. who want to make changes and into running the race. Because of his sored more than 2,000 men comning his ministry. The faith-based prisons are family members of inmates who full-time job, he couldn’t build “the “I believe God released me at an effort to reduce the number of hope change is possible,” said ing out of prisons. perfect car.” Yet, every Saturday His chosen time, however, so I people returning to prison by ofChaplain Alex S. Taylor, the They are Prisoners of Christ afternoon – during the summers – he and 20/20 World Vision; Ken could fulfill His plan for my life. fering character-based programhead chaplain for the Florida would show up at the track, pour gas Cooper Prison Ministry in To express my deep gratitude ming for prisoners. Department of Corrections. into the tank and fire up the engine. Jacksonville, Fla.; House of Hope and devotion, I am serving a life “A hundred times a year, my Now a mild-mannered In Scripture it’s written: “I have sentence as a prisoner of Jesus wife and I conduct worship ser72-year-old grandfather of six in Gainesville, Fla.; and Mercy fought the good fight, I have finished Christ,” Cooper wrote. vices and discipleship classes in and great-grandfather of nine, House in Tallahassee, Fla. the race. I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7). Homecomings / Revivals Whether we’re in first place or last, we still have to finish the race additional adjoining land from a and keep the faith. Mt. Moriah AME Zion local family within the HenderIf we do our best, we’ll make it to the checkered flag. If we do our best, son community. Mt. Moriah AME Zion we’ll end up in the winner’s circle. The public is invited to attend Church, 5448 U.S. 158 Business Remember, there is a crew chief all the homecoming activities. West, will hold its annual homewho stays on the radio and guides us coming celebration on Oct. 17-18. through the rough times and through New Hope MBC A candlelight memorial service the confusion. And, there is a Spirit will be held on Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. that empowers us even more than Revival services will be held The homecoming celebration will the biggest engine powers a race Oct. 19-23 at New Hope Missioncontinue on Oct. 18 at the 11 car. Unlike mechanical parts that a.m. worship service. A luncheon ary Baptist Church, 413 Bullock are prone to wear and tear, the Holy will follow the service. The Right St., Oxford. Pastor for the week Spirit never breaks down. will be Pastor Michael W. Epps It’s the Holy Spirit that propels us Rev. Bishop Richard K. ThompSr. of United Greater Faith Minand gives us the confidence to face son, presiding prelate of the life’s greatest challenges. istries, Oxford. Various choirs Eastern North Carolina EpisFor example, several weeks ago, I will sing. The public is invited to copal District of the AME Zion watched a young race car driver hoist Church, will speak. Thompson is attend. a gold trophy over his head. He had the presiding prelate of the Eastjust won a hard-fought race — and ern North Carolina Episcopal New Sandy Creek he had just won the series’ championDistrict of The African Methodist ship title. Episcopal Zion Church (AMEZ). New Sandy Creek Baptist He started the race in fifth place, The district includes conferences Church will celebrate its 109th but battled his way to first. in the Virgin Islands, South anniversary tomorrow during And it took three long years for Africa, Zimbabwe and in eastern the 11 a.m. morning worship. him to win the championship title. North Carolina. This is the first Former Pastor Don Davidson But, he never gave up. time in the history of the church The Bible tells us that the winners will bring the morning message. that a presiding prelate has deof the ultimate “race of life” are those The celebration will culminate livered the morning message. who trust in God the Father and in with dinner on the grounds imMae Hicks Faulkner was recognized Oct. 4 at Dexter Baptist Church in Oxford Mt. Moriah was established Jesus Christ, the Son, and in the mediately following the morning for her 45 years of service as choir director. She started directing the choir in a little over 89 years ago. A fire Holy Spirit. They place their trust in worship. New Sandy Creek is October 1964. Flowers were placed in the church in her honor by her family. destroyed the original sanctuary located at 1699 Weldon’s Mill God each and every day. Pat Greene provided a medley of instrumental songs throughout the service. in 1939, but it was rebuilt with And the prize they’re pursuing is Faulkner directed the choir in an anthem and Jennifer Boone also provided Road, Henderson. additional sections added over God’s presence in their lives now and special music. Her son-in-law, Steve Graham, did a reading. Faulkner is picthe years. In October 2007, the forever. tured with Brad Thomas, chairman of the church’s board of deacons. Please see REVIVALS, page 3C With that being said, “Let’s race!” church received the donation of By RON WORD Associated Press Writer

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REVIVALS, from page one Poplar Creek Baptist Poplar Creek Baptist Church will celebrate its homecoming Oct. 18. The day’s activities will include Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., special music at 10:45 a.m., and the worship service at 11 a.m. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Mike Currin from Littleton Baptist Church. Immediately following the worship service, a covered dish lunch will be served in the fellowship hall. All members, former members, former pastors and friends are invited to attend. A nursery will be available. Also, revival service will be held Oct. 18-21 starting at 7 p.m. nightly. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Currin. A nursery will be available.

Middleburg Baptist Middleburg Baptist Church of Middleburg will observe its homecoming tomorrow during the regular 11 a.m. worship service. The Rev. Dr. Larry Padgett of Cullom Baptist Association will be the guest speaker. Im-

mediately following the service, a covered dish luncheon will be served.

The Greater Refuge The Greater Refuge Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Apostolic Faith, 235 Booth Ave., will conclude its harvest revival services tomorrow at 4 p.m., with the Rev. Charles Turrentine and his choir and congregation from Davis Chapel Church leading the services.

Universal Mission Universal Mission of Apostolic Church, 1932 Highway 401 South, Warrenton, will have its fall revival with a special guest from Winston-Salem on Oct. 23-24, starting at 7 p.m. each night. For information, call (252) 257-4747.

Union Chapel UMC Union Chapel United Methodist Church, 6535 Raleigh Road, Kittrell, will be holding revival services tomorrow through Wednesday night at

7 p.m. There will be special singing each night. Sunday, the speaker will be the Rev. Brian Keithline with singing by the West End Baptist Choir. Monday, the speaker will be Rev. Matt Evans with singing by the Flat Rock Baptist Church Quartet of Louisburg. Tuesday, the speaker will be Jim Gillespie with music by Emily Garrett, Nancy Owen and Judy Overton. Wednesday, the speaker will again be Evans with singing by Billy Stanton of Fuller Chapel Church.

Dexter Baptist Dexter Baptist Church, located in the Granville County community of Dexter, will observe homecoming services tomorrow with the Rev. Eddie Nutt as the guest speaker. Nutt is a great-great-grandson of the church founder, William Henry Green, and he is the grandson of the Rev. Edward W. Greene, who preached for many years in Granville County as well as on WHNC, Henderson’s radio station. Music will be presented by the choir, under the direction

of Mae Faulkner. The church pianist is Carolyn Nutt, who is the mother of the Rev. Nutt. Pat Green is the organist. The Rev. Wayne Clark is pastor. A nursery will be provided. Following Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship services at 11 a.m., a covered dish lunch will be served in the fellowship hall.

Long Creek UHC Long Creek United Holy Church, 313 Oak Ridge Church Road, will have its annual homecoming service at 4 p.m. tomorrow. Guest speaker will be the Rev. John E. Jefferson, pastor of Island Hill Christian Church, accompanied by his choir. Also, the church’s fall revival will be held Oct. 15-16, beginning at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Calvin Young, associate minister of Young Memorial United Holy Church.

Davis Chapel Davis Chapel will have homecoming on Oct. 18 during its regular 11 a.m. Sunday wor-

ship service. The Rev. Charles Turrentine Sr. will preach and the mature choir will sing. Also, revival will be held on Oct. 21-23. The services will begin at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Various preachers will be speaking.

Sandy Grove MBC Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 2266 Gillburg Road, will have its fall fellowship revival this Monday through Friday, starting at 7 p.m. each night. The guest speakers, choirs, ushers and congregations throughout the week will be as follows: Monday, the Rev. Sam E. Blalock, Concord Missionary Baptist Church, Kittrell; Tuesday, the Rev. Calvin A. Brooks, Mt. Zion United Church of Christ, Williamsboro; Wednesday, Bishop Sandy T. Burks, New Restoration Community Church, Henderson; Thursday, the Rev. Joseph Cook, Full Gospel Ministries, Warrenton; and Friday, the Rev. Dennis Davis, Cornerstone Tabernacle Church, Belhaven. For more information, call the church at (252) 438-3662 or call (919) 412-5670.

Musical Programs New Hope MBC New Hope Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its Youth Choir anniversary on Oct. 25 at 4 p.m. A special debut will be performed by the dance ministry of the church.

Big Ruin Creek Big Ruin Creek Baptist Church will hold its fall revival Oct. 21-23 at 7 p.m nightly. The speakers and choirs will be as follows: Oct. 21, Rev. Terrie of Nutbush Baptist Church along with his choir; Oct. 22, Rev. Goodie of Union Grove Baptist Church along with his choir; Oct. 23, Rev. Alston of Hardie Grove Baptist Church along with his choir from Oxford. The public is invited to attend.

Mt. Zion UCC The All Male Chorus of Mount Zion United Church of Christ will celebrated its anniversary tomorrow at 3 p.m. Scheduled to appear are the Flat Creek All Male Chorus of Williamsboro; Senior Jubilee and Jones Chapel Male Chorus of Henderson; Rev. Ronald Henderson and the Gospel Heralds of Townsville;

Spiritual Disciples of Chase City, Va.; Sons of Faith of Virginia; and Baptist Grove All Male Chorus of Bullock. Mount Zion is located at 911 Morgan Road in the Townsville/Williamboro community.

St. Delight Holy St. Delight Holy Church in Drewry will have a musical program at 7 p.m. today. Featured will be: the Burchette Chapel Male Choir, The Gospel Disciples, The Terry Family, soloist Garland Venable and others.

Spring Street MBC The Spring Street Missionary Baptist Church Youth and Young Adult Choir will be celebrating its anniversary Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. Appearing on the program will be Coley Springs Youth Choir, Minister Georgette Johnson and Deliverance, New Harmony of Good Shepherd, and Tonita Perry and Family. The public is invited to come.

Choir fest fundraiser The All God’s Children Ministry of South Henderson Pentecostal Holiness Church, 905 Americal Road, will sponsor a choir fest

at 6 p.m. tomorrow. Featured will be: special singing by Women of Faith, a special song by the Rev. Frank Sossoman, and a mime presentation by Kenard Williams and Julia Parrish. The South Henderson PHC choir, Rowland Chapel Gospel Choir and Work In Progress will sing. The choir fest is being held to help raise funds for underprivileged children.

Anniversary celebration The first North Carolina anniversary celebration of Stellar Award winners Lee Williams and The Spiritual QC’s of Tupelo, Miss., will be held Oct. 23 at Louisburg Community College, 501 N. Main St., Louisburg. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the program starts at 7 p.m. Also performing will be: The Spiritual Entertainers of Oxford; The Gospel Harmoneers of Warrenton; Harvey Watkins Jr. and the Canton Spirituals of Canton, Miss.; The Golden Wing Quartet of Tupelo, Miss.; and Leroy Greene and the Roadway QC’s of Henderson. Tickets are on sale for $25 apiece until Oct. 16. After Oct. 16, call Louisburg College for tickets at (919) 4973251. On the day of the event, the entrance fee is $30; or $5 for

children under 10. Over $250 in cash will be given away and you are automatically eligible when you purchase a door ticket. For advance purchases, contact one of the following: Arnita Miles, (252) 432-5224, Henderson; WCBQ radio station, (919) 6931340, Oxford; Larry Downey, (919) 482-5630, Oxford; Ann Alston of Warrenton; Emma Chavis, (919) 496-4562, Louisburg; EWE Productions, (919) 741-0383, Durham; or Millicent, (919) 271-2119, Raleigh.

Nutbush Baptist The combined adult choir of Nutbush Baptist Church will celebrate its first anniversary at 4 p.m. on Oct. 25. Various musical guests will be in attendance to help celebrate.

Singing anniversary The 10th singing anniversary celebration of The Visionaires will be held on Oct. 17 at the Heck’s Grove Community Center, U.S. 401, Warrenton, off of Vicksboro Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the program starts at 6 p.m. Admission is free. A free will donation will be accepted. Featured will be: The Senior Citizen Jubilee, Gospel Disciples

and Pilgrim Harmonaires, all of Henderson; Steve Gregory and The Remission-aires of Oxford; Jordan Chapel Gospel Choir, Safeway Travelers and Gospel Harmoneers, all of Warrenton; and Brothers of Faith of Manson. The Rev. Betty Hayes and Frances Malone will emcee this event.

Gospel sing The McShaws will host a concert at Abgayle’s Bookstore, 405 S. Garnett St., Henderson, at 1 p.m. today. Recording artist William Taylor and James Spears will be the special guests. Angela Neal Williams and The McShaws will also be singing.

Singing anniversary Work In Progress will celebrate 10 years of singing at 5 p.m. on Oct. 18 at Progressive Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Henderson.

Fuller Chapel The Landmark Quartet will be in concert at Fuller Chapel United Church of Christ, 1470 N. Lynnbank Road, tomorrow at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Special Services Philadelphia Baptist Church Philadelphia Baptist Church will celebrate its annual Men’s Day tomorrow during the regular 11 a.m. worship service. The Rev. Andrew Steed, associate minister of Baptist Steed Grove Baptist Church in the Bullock community, will be the guest speaker.

Mount Olive MBC Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church will sponsor its annual missionary program at 11 a.m. tomorrow. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Brenda Rice. Rice attended Alamance Community College and Shaw University and is also a graduate of Heaven Institute in Creedmoor. She is married to the Rev. Seamon Rice Jr., pastor of New Covenant Faith Ministries, and they have three adult children.

St. Stephen MBC St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church, 3319 N.C. Highway 58, Inez, will observe its annual missionary day at 11 a.m. on Oct. 18. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Hosie Starr of Old Liberty Baptist Church in Franklinton. The St. Stephen Male Chorus will sing. All missionaries are asked to wear white attire.

Spring Green MBC The Rev. Dr. George W. Wright Jr., pastor of Spring Green Missionary Baptist Church, will be presented a doctorate of divinity degree by

Dr. Glenn Mollette, president of the Newburgh Theological Seminary and College of the Bible, Newburgh, Ind., during the 11 a.m. worship service tomorrow. Newburgh Theology Seminary awards only four to five doctorate of divinity degrees each year. Mollette will also recognize First Lady Daisy Wright for her support while Wright completed his studies and will bring the morning message. His wife, Carol, will sing. Mollette is a graduate of Georgetown College, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Lexington Theological, Campbellsville University, and Newburgh Theological Seminary. He holds B.A., M.Div., D.D., D.Min., and Ph.D. degrees. He is the former president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention and is the author of eight books. He has preached all over the United States and abroad. The public is invited to attend.

Grace MBC The Rev. Daniel Hicks Sr. will celebrate his second pastoral anniversary at 4 p.m. tomorrow at Grace Missionary Baptist Church on U.S. 1 in Kittrell. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Rosa Perry, accompanied by her choir from Rock of Prayer Ministry. Praise dancers Vanessa Hicks and Leslie Brame will perform.

Crusade Pentecostal PDC Crusade Pentecostal Deliverance Church, 45 Gorman St., Henderson, will celebrate Apostle Louise Branch’s 29th anniversary at 7 p.m. today. Guest speaker will be Bishop Joe Robinson of South Carolina. On Sunday, the Rev. Richerson will close out the

anniversary festivities during the church’s regular worship service at 11:45 a.m.

Ashley Grove Baptist Ashley Grove Baptist Church will celebrate the 21st pastoral anniversary of its pastor, the Rev. Wilson Battle, at 4 p.m. on Oct. 18. The Rev. William Evans and the Friendly Gospel Singers from Hollister will lead the service.

Lewis Chapel UCC Lewis Chapel United Church of Christ, Oxford, will have Men’s Day services at 11 a.m. tomorrow. The Rev. David Morton will be the guest speaker.

Jone Chapel MBC Jones Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Warren County, will observe Family and Friends Day at 3 p.m. tomorrow. The Rev. Lenard Bratcher from Knightdale will be the speaker and Jones Chapel Mass Choir will sing.

St. James MBC St. James Missionary Baptist Church on the Old Oxford Road will celebrate Deacon and Deaconess Day during its regular 11 a.m. worship service tomorrow. The guest speaker will be Deacon Dallas Foster of First Baptist Church in Raleigh, who is also the General Baptist State Convention’s deacon instructor. The mass choir will sing.

St. Beulah Holy St. Beulah Holy Church will have an appreciation service honoring its new pastor, Elder Clinton E. Ruffin Jr., and his

wife, the Rev. LaShawn Ruffin, at 11 a.m. tomorrow. Elder Nathaniel Howard, the Mt. Calvary Holy Church choir and congregation of Townsville will be leading the services. Also on Sunday, an afternoon service will be held at 3:30 p.m. with Elder G. Hakeem Taylor, along with the St. Delight Holy Church, choir and congregation.

New Hope MBC Minister Donna Wilkerson will preach her initial sermon Oct. 18 at 4 p.m. at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 413 Bullock St., Oxford.

Ministers Outreach The Pastor’s Aid Department of Ministers Outreach Tabernacle Church will hold a Pastor’s Appreciation Service to honor Pastor Frank Terry for three years of dedicated service, on Oct. 18 at 4 p.m. Guest preacher will be Minister Chris Privett of Manson. The public is invited to attend.

Union Chapel Holy Union Chapel Holy Church will be celebrating Pastor Williams’ 17th pastoral anniversary on Oct. 18 at 11:30 a.m. Guest speaker will be Pastor Jeff Woodard, the director of the Warren County Department Of Social Services.

Union Grove Baptist The Union Grove Baptist Church ushers’ ministry will be observing its annual ushers’ anniversary tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. The guest preacher will be the Rev. Spencer L. Davis, interim pastor of the Shiloh Baptist Church in Kittrell. The Shiloh

Male Chorus, ushers and congregation will accompany him. For more information, please contact Deacon Calvin Davis, president, at (252) 257-2477.

Olive Grove MBC Olive Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 915 Eaton Ferry Road, Littleton, will celebrate its 122nd anniversary at 11 a.m. tomorrow. Bishop Ronald L. Howard Sr., the presiding bishop of New Freedom Ecumenical Ministries in Baltimore, Md., will be speaking. Howard was born in Littleton and is the son of the late Kemp and Selena Mitchell Howard. His family moved to Baltimore in 1960. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1993, received a bachelor’s degree from Morgan State University in Baltimore in 1979, and received a master of divinity degree from Howard University Divinity School in Washington, D.C., in 1986.

Jordan Chapel Baptist The Missionary Department of Jordan Chapel Baptist Church will hold its annual Missionary Service on Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. The speaker will be the Rev. Betty Hayes, an associate minister at the church. The public is invited to attend.

Holy Temple Holy Temple United Holy Church’s Pastor Aid Ministry will have a special service on the Oct. 18 at 4 p.m. The speaker will be the Rev. Joseph Ratliff, pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church. The Shiloh choir and congregation will accompany him. For further information, contact Rev. Roosevelt Alston at (252) 4385854.


The Daily Dispatch


Saturday, October 10, 2009

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 (nursery and children’s church provided); 5 p.m., deacon’s meeting, choir practice and youth Bible study; 6 p.m., radio broadcast on WIZS. Tuesday — 7 p.m., Grow Outreach Mission. Wednesday — 7 p.m., Night Prayer service, youth “Total Access,” and Team Kids. First and third Saturday — 9 a.m., visitation. <«–« Blessed Trinity Ministries will hold praise and worship services at 8:30 a.m. on the second, fourth and fifth Sundays at the Ambassador’s Inn & Suites, 197 Parham Road, Henderson. <«–« 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. <«–« Carey Baptist Church announces this week’s schedule: Sunday — 9:45 a.m., Sunday School; 11 a.m., worship service; 5:30 p.m., Bible study, youth and children’s activities. Monday — 5:45 p.m., adult bell ringers practice. Wednesday — 6 p.m., family night dinner; 7 p.m., prayer meeting, youth and children’s activities. <«–« 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); noon, churchwide fellowship lunch; 5 p.m., student small group meets; 5:45 p.m., AWANA; 6 p.m., evening worship, nursery, children’s/preschool classes. 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; 6:30 p.m., adult small group Bible study, Youth One Way, pre-school and children’s choir, handbell choir; 7:45 p.m., Celebration Choir practice. Thursday — noon, power lunch for men. Upcoming events: Oct. 18, 6 p.m., guest speaker James George from South Asia Native Missionary Allliance. <«–« 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. <«–« City Road United Methodist Church, 903 N. Garnett St., Henderson, announces this week’s schedule: Sunday — 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 10 a.m., Britthaven Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship service with Gary Tillotson as the lay speaker; 6 p.m., choir practice. Tuesday — 10 a.m., Prayer and Share; 7 p.m., PridgenPeace Bible Class. Wednesday — 7 p.m., Bible study. Upcoming events: Oct. 26 — fish dinner at 220 Seafood Restaurant. Oct. 28 — 6 p.m., fall festival party. <«–« Clearview Baptist Church (behind Charles Boyd Chevrolet), 250 Red Oak Rd., Henderson announces its schedule for this week: Sunday — 9 a.m., prayer time; 9:45 a.m., Sunday school for all ages (nursery-adult); 11 a.m., worship service/children’s church; 6 p.m., evening service. Wednesday — 6 p.m., Praise Team practice; 7 p.m., Bible study. Nursery is provided for all services. For more information, please visit www.clearviewbc. org or call (252) 431-0904. <«–« 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 with nursery provided; 6:30 p.m., Christmas cantata practice. Monday — 7 p.m., men’s Bible study. Tuesday — 7:30 p.m., church council. Wednesday — 6 p.m., Heaven’s Harvest and youth group; 6:30 p.m., prayer time; 7 p.m., prayer and praise; 7:45 p.m., choir practice. Thursday — 6:30 p.m., contemporary service, ladies Bible study; 7:30 p.m., quartet practice. Upcoming events: Oct. 27 — 7 p.m., charge conference; Oct. 31 — Trunk or Treat. <«–« Cotton Memorial Presbyterian Church, 511 Chestnut St., announces its schedule for this week: Sunday — 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship service; 6 p.m., Youth with Passion. Monday — 4:45 p.m., Little Hands. Tuesday — 5 and 6 p.m., dance ministry. Wednesday — noonday prayer; 7 p.m., Bible study. Thursday — 5:30 p.m., senior choir practice. Upcoming events: Oct. 17 — noon, P.H. Parker. Nov. 7 — 7 a.m., Christian Education Fall Yard Sale. <«–« 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 p.m., Joy Night. <«–« 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 — 8 a.m., search committee meeting; 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 (guest speaker: Dr. Daniel Vestal); 4 p.m., Chamber Ringers rehearsal; 4:45 p.m., 7th/8th grade ringers rehearsal; 5 p.m., Bell Ringers rehearsal; 6 p.m., middle school and high school youth meetings. Monday — 12:45 p.m., ARK Volunteer Luncheon; 3 p.m. ARK tutoring program begins; 5:30 p.m., finance committee and budget task force meeting. Tuesday — 10 a.m., 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. Wednesday — 2-5 p.m., Sue Kelly Library open; 3 p.m., after-school programs; 5:30 p.m., Family Night dinner; 5:45 p.m., grades 4-6 dismissal; 6:30 p.m., study options; 7:30 p.m., Evening Adult Bell Ringers rehearsal. Thursday — 8:30 a.m., Morning Adult Bell Ringers rehearsal; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sue Kelly Library open; 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; noon, business meeting. 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., adult Sunday school classes; 10 a.m., youth and children in sanctuary to practice; 11 a.m., worship service/ mission trip report; noon, soup kitchen. Monday — church office closed. Tuesday — 6:30 p.m., Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts. Wednesday — 6 p.m., ESL classes. Thursday — 6 p.m., Presbyterian Women’s Circle #2 at Dana Jenkins’ home. Upcoming events — Oct. 17, Presbytery of New Hope Stated Meeting in Winterville; Oct. 18, Rev. Keith Benze will preach, 3 p.m., ordination service at First Presbyterian in Raleigh; Oct. 25, 12:15 p.m., youth leave for state fair; Nov. 1, 5:30 p.m., fall festival. <«–« Flat Rock United Methodist Church announces this week’s schedule: Sunday — 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship service/homecoming; 7 p.m., revival. Monday — 7 p.m., revival. Tuesday — 7 p.m., revival. <«–« 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: Today — 7 a.m., yard sale. Sunday — 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship service, children’s church (nursery provided); 7 p.m., Landmark Quartet in concert. Wednesday — 5:45 p.m., children and youth meet (supper provided); 7:30 adult choir practice. Upcoming events: Oct. 18, Homecoming with meal afterwards; Oct. 19-21, revival; Nov. 1, 3-6 p.m., Fall Festival. <«–« God’s Way of Deliverance, 691A Bearpond Road, announces its schedule for this week: Sunday — 10:30 a.m., Sunday school; 11:30 a.m., worship service. Wednesday — 7:30 p.m., Joy Night. For details, call Elect Lady Branch at (252) 213-6710. <«–« 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., adult choir practice; 6 p.m., evening worship; 6 p.m., youth and children’s activity; 7 p.m., church conference. Tuesday — 7 p.m., W.O.M. meeting. Wednesday — 6 p.m., fellowship supper; 7 p.m., Bible study and prayer service; 7 p.m., youth and children’s Bible study. <«–« Harris Chapel United Methodist Church has worship services at 9:30 a.m., followed by Sunday school at 10:45 a.m., each Sunday. Upcoming events: Nov. 8 — 11 a.m., homecoming. The church is located at 3870 Dabney Road, Henderson. <«–« Holy Temple United Holy Church on East Avenue announces this week’s schedule: Today — special district business meeting. Sunday — 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., morning worship; YPHA immediately following worship. Wednesday — 7 p.m., Bible study, prayer meeting. Next Saturday — noon, youth choir rehearsal; 1 p.m., senior choir rehearsal. <«–« I Believe God Outreach Center in the Williamsboro community announces this week’s schedule: Sunday — 9:30 a.m., intercessory prayer; 11 a.m., morning worship.

Monday — 7 p.m., children’s Bible study. Wednesday — 7 p.m., adult Bible study. <«–« Jireh Deliverance Ministries, 2565 U.S. 1/158, Henderson (on the left just before Satterwhite Point) announces this week’s schedule: Sunday — 10:30 a.m., Sunday school; 11:45 a.m., morning worship. Tuesday — 7 p.m., Bible study. For direction or more information, contact Co-Pastor Thomosa Dixon at (252) 213-9000 or Tomika Brown at (252) 7678289. <«–« 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) 6908272. <«–« Liberty Christian Church, Epsom, announces this week’s schedule: Sunday — 10 a.m., Sunday School; 11 a.m., special love offering. Tuesday — 7 p.m., board of deacons meeting. Wednesday — 7 p.m., Bible study; 8 p.m., choir practice. Thursday — 5-8 p.m., pancake supper. Next Sunday — men’s laity service. <«–« Middleburg Baptist Church announces its weekly schedule: Sunday — 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship service/homecoming with guest speaker the Rev. Dr. Larry Padgett; luncheon will follow the service; no evening services. Wednesday — 7 p.m., choir practice. Thursday — 1 p.m., Sunshine Club meeting at Western Sizzlin. <«–« Ministers Outreach Tabernacle, 925 Lehman St., Henderson, announces its weekly schedule: Sunday — 11 a.m., worship/ children’s church. Wednesday — noon, prayer; 7:30 p.m., mid-week service. For more information, call 438-6543. <«–« Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 2464 Rock Mill Road, Henderson, announces its regular schedule: Sunday — 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship service. Second, third and fourth Wednesdays — 6:45 p.m., Bible study. First Wednesdays — 6:45 p.m., Prayer and Praise service. <«–« 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 Night service. Saturday — 9 a.m., outreach ministry; 7 p.m., Spanish ministry. For more information or transportation, call (252) 4307277. <«–« New Birth Praise and Worship Center, 611 N. Garnett St., will have worship services at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. <«–« New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Oxford announces its schedule for this week: Sunday — 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., morning worship (first through fourth Sundays). Thursday — 7 p.m., Bible study. <«–« New Life Baptist Church, 2174 Vicksboro Road, announces its regular schedule: Sunday — 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship; 6 p.m., evening service. Wednesday — 7 p.m., prayer service, children’s program called FAITH (Friends All Identifying True Hope). Friday — the men of the church have started visiting rest homes and the shut-ins for a time of prayer. <«–« New Sandy Creek Baptist Church, 1699 Weldon’s Mill Road, announces its weekly schedule: Sunday — 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., combined morning worship (homecoming)/children’s church; 6 p.m., youth revival at North Henderson Baptist. Tuesday — 10 a.m., NSC Seniors meet; 7 p.m., Sanctuary Choir rehearsal. Wednesday — 5:45 p.m., supper; 6:30 p.m., Bible study, youth, Team KIDS. Friday — TeamKIDS fall campout. Upcoming events: Oct. 19, 7 p.m., M. Stevens Group meets; Oct. 31, 1 p.m., fall festival. <«–« Norlina Baptist Church, 402 Division St., Norlina, announces its schedule for this week: Sunday — 9:45 a.m., Sunday school (all ages); 11 a.m., worship; 5 p.m., Bible study; 6 p.m., evening worship. Tuesday — 3:30 p.m., math ministry. 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: Oct. 25, 6 p.m., gospel singing featuring The King’s Messengers. <«–« North Henderson Baptist Church announces this week’s schedule: Sunday — 9:45 a.m., Sunday School; 11 a.m., morning worship (World Hunger); 4 p.m., choir/Christmas cantata practice; 5 p.m., drama team; 6 p.m., youth revival with Jon Owens. Mon-

day — 7 p.m., revival with Bruce Beck. Tuesday — 11 a.m., Senior Citizen’s Home weekly prayer/ worship service; 7 p.m., revival with Daniel Atkins. Wednesday — 7 p.m. revival with Ben Bates. Friday — Ukraine missionaries return. Upcoming events: Oct. 18, SANMA (India ministry) at Central Baptist; Oct. 20, CBA 51st annual meeting at West End Baptist; Oct. 21, deacons’ meeting; Oct. 23, RHI chicken cooking; Nov. 1, “Jonah” drama presented. <«–« Plank Chapel United Methodist Church, 3047 Bobbitt Road, Kittrell, announces its schedule for this week: Sunday — 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship service; noon, bried age-level meeting; 7 p.m., Beverly Hillbillies’ Bible study. Monday — 5:30 p.m., aerobics. Wednesday — 7 p.m., choir practice. Thursday — 5:30 p.m., aerobics; 6 p.m., computer class. <«–« 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 with guest speaker Rev. Pat Cox (children’s church/nursery provided). Tuesday — 7 p.m., finance committee meeting. Wednesday — 7 p.m., quarterly business meeting; 8 p.m., choir practice. Upcoming events: Oct. 18-21 — homecoming/revival with the Rev. Michael Currin as the guest speaker. <«–« 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; 5 p.m., discipleship training, Mission Friends, youth meeting, adult choir practice; 6 p.m., evening worship, children’s choir. Tuesday — 6:30 p.m., women’s Bible study. Wednesday — 6:15 p.m., pizza supper; 7 p.m., Mission Friends, GAs, RAs, youth, prayer meeting. Thursday — 7 p.m., Ukraine mission meeting. <«–« Rehoboth United Methodist Church, 2975 Old Watkins Road, Henderson, announces its schedule for this week: Sunday — 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship (nursery and children’s church provided). Tuesday — 9:30 a.m., ladies Bible study; 7 p.m., outreach and visitation. Wednesday — 7:30 p.m., Rehoboth Methodist Women. Thursday — 7 p.m., cantata practice. Upcoming events: Nov. 1, Trunk or Treat. <«–« Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 2266 Gillburg Road, announces its weekly schedule: Sunday — 8:30-9 a.m., radio ministry on WHNC-890/WCBQ-1340; 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship service. Wednesday — 6:30 p.m., intercessory prayer; 7 p.m., Bible study; 7-8 p.m., youth Bible study. Also, noonday prayer is held every Friday (except the third Friday of the month). <«–« 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 — 5:30 p.m., Adult Basic Education; 6 p.m., missionary circle meeting with churchwide training. Tuesday — 5:30 p.m., Adult Basic Education; 7 p.m., Partnership meeting. Wednesday — 5 p.m., Christmas play rehearsal; 6 p.m., teachers’ meeting; 7 p.m., prayer/Bible study. Thursday — noonday prayer; 6 p.m., Chancel Choir rehearsal; 7 p.m., church school council at Shiloh Baptist/Kittrell. Friday — 5 p.m., Liturgical Dance rehearsal; 7 p.m., Sister to Sister. <«–« South Henderson Pentecostal Holiness Church, 905 Americal Road, announces this week’s schedule: Sunday — 8:30 a.m., early worship; 9:50 a.m., “Way of the Master” class; 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship service; 4:30 p.m., choir practice; 5:30 p.m., Bible Quest meeting; 6 p.m., choir fest. Monday — 6 p.m., Painting By Faith Art Ministry; 6:30 p.m., “Christmas Shoes” drama practice. Tuesday — 10 a.m., clothes closet; 6:30 p.m., aerobics; 7 p.m., Helping Hands. Wednesday — 10 a.m., morning worship service/meal; 5:30 p.m., supper; 7 p.m., worship service/ elective classes. Thursday — 6:30 p.m., aerobics; 7 p.m., All God’s Children. Friday — 7 p.m., River of Life Recovery Fellowship, prayer service. <«–« 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 — 7 p.m., Spiritual Dance rehearsal. Tuesday — 7 p.m., Gospel Ensemble rehearsal. Wednesday — noon and 7 p.m., Bible study. Thursday — 7 p.m., Senior Choir rehearsal. Next Saturday — 9 a.m., adult dance rehearsal; 2 p.m., Gospel Ensemble business meeting; 3:30 p.m., Gospel Ensemble rehearsal. <«–« St. James Catholic Church, 3275 U.S. 158 Bypass, Oxford, announces its Mass schedule for this week: Today, 5 p.m.; Sunday, 9:30 a.m.; Tuesday through Friday, no mass. The Spanish Liturgy (Misa en Espanol) is held at noon on



Sundays. For further details, call (252) 438-3124. <«–« 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) 456-2923 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., worship service; 9:45 a.m., Sunday school and Bible classes; 11 a.m., worship service and children’s church; 12:15 p.m., congregational meeting. Monday — 7:30 p.m., Board of Christian Education and Sunday school teachers meet. Tuesday — 10:30 a.m., no Inquirer’s Class. Wednesday — 7:30 p.m., prayer time and choir practice. 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 www. <«–« 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. Tuesday — 11 a.m., Bessie King Circle meets. Thursday — 9 a.m., art class. Upcoming events: Oct. 25, homecoming/225th anniversary celebration. <«–« The Greater Refuge Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Apostolic Faith, 235 Booth Ave., announces its regular schedule: Every Sunday — 11 a.m., worship service; 6 p.m., worship service. First Sunday — Holy Communion. Fourth Sunday — Youth Sunday. First and third Wednesday — 7:30 p.m., Bible study. <«–« Union Chapel Holy Church, P.O. Box 163, Ridgeway, has morning worship each first, second and third Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Youth Sunday is held every second Sunday. Call 456-5111 for more information. Upcoming events: Oct. 18 — pastoral anniversary celebration. <«–« Union Chapel United Methodist Church, 6535 Raleigh Road, Kittrell, announces this week’s schedule: Sunday — 9:45 a.m., Sunday School; 11 a.m., worship/ homecoming with guest speaker Rev. Dennis Gossett. MondayWednesday — 7 p.m., revival services with special singing. <«–« 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. <«–« Unity Baptist Church, 41 Martin Creek Road, has Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., followed by morning worship at 11 a.m. Bible study is held at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday, with choir practice at 6:30 p.m. <«–« Victorious Apostolic, 188 Shocco Springs Road, Warrenton, announces its weekly schedule: Sunday — 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., Youth Sunday during regular worship service with Justin Kane speaking. Upcoming events: Oct. 18 — 11 a.m., worship service with the Rev. Samuel Williams of Deborah’s Place Ministries in Warrenton speaking. For more information, call the church at (252) 257-9909. <«–« Victory Baptist Church, 475 J.P. Taylor Road, announces its weekly schedule: Sunday — 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., morning worship (children’s church provided). Wednesday — 7:30 p.m., prayer and Bible study, King’s Kids, TRAC Clubs. Upcoming events: Nov. 8, Missions Sunday; Nov. 9-11, fall revival. Sunday morning services are broadcast live on WIZS 1450 AM. Visit the church on-line at <«–« 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., midweek Bible study. <«–« Word and Worship Sanctuary invites the public to its weekly Word session. Each Tuesday, the Word session begins at 7 p.m., followed by the 7:30 p.m. Intercessory prayer. Also on Sundays, the Word sessions begin at 10 a.m., immediately followed by the worship service at 11:15 a.m. The church meets at 1922 N. Garnett St., off of Norlina Road. For more information, call the Rev. Vanessa Brooks at (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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News & Notes Leadership conference I Believe God Outreach Church will hold its annual Leadership Conference Nov. 3-7. The guest preacher Nov. 3-5 will be the Apostle Brenda Conyers of Garment of Praise Deliverance International Kingdom of God Ministries in Richmond, Va. On Nov. 6-7, the guest preacher will be Apostle Allan Hinnant of Power of Praise Tabernacle of Deliverance Ministries International from Benson.

Worship conference The Big Ruin Creek Praise Team concludes its praise and worship conference today at the church, starting at 9 a.m. Facilitators are Elder Melvin Barnes and Evangelist Martha Barnes. Melvin is the son of the Rev. F.C. Barnes of the Red Budd Holy Church in Rocky Mount. He is also the brother of Luther Barnes. He and his wife, Martha, have traveled extensively with the Barnes family and are anointed to teach as well as minister through song. On-site registration is $15 and is open to everyone. The culmination of the conference will be at 6 p.m. with a “Total Praise & Worship Celebration.” Several local artists will minister through song, mime and dance. Guests include the Greater Little Zion For Real Praise, Crystal Rice, Anointed, Brian Foster and Josiah, New Life Dance and Mime Ministry, Mime Minister Andre Thorpe and Tina Crews. The program will also feature musical selections performed by the Praise and Worship Ensemble under the direction of the Barneses. There is no fee to attend the celebration. For more information, call Connie Ragland at (252) 432-7127 or Rev. Catherine Gill at 9159308. The church is located in the Dabney community.

Black and White Ball Mount Zion United Church of Christ will sponsor the formal “Psalm 27 Black and White Ball” on Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. at Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center in Henderson. Admission is $25 for adults and $10 for youth between ages 8 and 17. The program will feature radio personality Michael Reese of 103.7 FM, gospel comedian LaSalle LaSalle and his mime team, a spokesperson from the Hemophilia of North Carolina organization, a professional photographer and delicious food, fine music and great dining. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Hemophilia of North Carolina. Hemophilia is a blood disorder that can lead to physical as well financial complications for affected persons and their families. For more information, contact Lisa Mosley at 213-3348 or 339-6180, or the church at 430-6013.

Senior circle meets The Senior Circle met on Sept. 16 in the fellowship hall of Plank Chapel United Methodist Church. After a brief business meeting, President Faye Woodlief turned the meeting over to Kay House. House read a thought-provoking essay which described Jesus entering her house. He visited every room with the narrator, who saw her house through the eyes of Jesus. She became self conscious and wondered what items she had in her home which did not reflect a Christian way of life. From the living room, kitchen, and bedroom to the shed and attic, the hostess evaluated every item and action which took place. It was an examination of conscience, of heart, and of soul presented in a very human, understandable way. Following the program, the circle honored the life of Annie Laura Hock, who recently passed away. House wrote a poem describing the loving influence Hock had on all who knew her. The poem provoked many spontaneous remarks about all the kind things she had done in the community and the church. The poem was presented to members of her family who were present at the meeting. Conrad Hock and Rose Tart presented a financial gift to the circle designated by Hock to be given after her death. Jane Owen made a motion to invite a guest speaker from Lincare Medical Supplies for the next program, to be held Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. Anyone interested in finding out more about available home health supplies is invited to attend. Jeanette Rogers encouraged members to invite friends to attend the senior circle and spread the word of this worthwhile community fellowship. The meeting was followed by a light lunch served by Raymond Newman, Jane Owen and John and Jeanette Rogers.

Brotherhood Fellowship Conference The Men’s Department of Ministers Outreach Tabernacle will be concluding its Brotherhood Fellowship Conference tomorrow at 11 a.m. with guest preacher Pastor Seamon Rice Jr., New Covenant Ministries, Henderson. The public is invited to attend. For more information, please call (252) 438-6543.

Community Day Ministers Outreach Tabernacle will be hosting a Neighborhood Community Day today from noon to 4 p.m. There will be vendors on site. (May be cancelled in the event of rain). Call (252) 438-6543 for more information. The church is located at 925 Lehman St., Henderson.

Community Day Fresh Anointed Tabernacle of Deliverance, 608 Harriett St., will hold its 2009 Community Day, which will consist of fun, games and food, beginning at noon today. There will also be a registration for the church’s online diploma program. For more information, call Fresh Anointed Tabernacle at (252) 438-5559.

Yard sale The Josie Hunter Sunday school class from Fuller Chapel United Church of Christ, 1470 N. Lynnbank Road, and others will sponsor a yard sale and bake sale on behalf of Doug Sykora today from 7-11 a.m. to assist with expenses resulting from his battle with cancer.

Christmas theatre tickets South Henderson Pentecostal Holiness Church now has tickets available for its upcoming Christmas dinner theatre, “The Christmas Shoes.” Dinner will include prime rib, potatoes, tossed salad, dinner roll, dessert, tea and coffee. Tickets are $15 for dinner and the dramatic musical presentation. Seating will consist of round tables accommodating a party of eight, but it is not necessary to purchase an entire table. No tickets will be available at the door (reserved seating only). The cast will consist of at least 20 adults and four children, reenacting a heartwarming story that will enhance the Christmas season. The drama will look into the lives of two different families as they face tragedy in different areas, yet are both reminded of the real meaning of Christmas and the purpose of life. There will be four presentations: Saturday, Nov. 28 at 6 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 5



Stage play Charlie T. Productions and Roy Dunkins will present the gospel-based drama “Breathe,” coming from Virginia Beach, Va., on Oct. 17 at Northern Granville Middle School, 3144 Webb School Road, Oxford. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $23 at the door. For tickets and information, call Larry Downey at (919) 693-4293.

Yard/bake sale Gillburg United Methodist Church, Highway 39 South, will have a yard and bake sale on Oct. 17 from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. A full buffet style breakfast will be available for $6 per person. Vegetable and vegetable beef soup will also be available by the bowl, pint or quart. Eat in or take out. Call (252) 492-8155. Money raised will help families at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Fall festival Zion United Methodist Church in Norlina will have its annual fall festival today from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Bacon, sausage and fatback biscuits will be available for breakfast. Hot dogs, fries, drinks and goodies will be available for lunch. Brunswick stew will also be available. Call ahead to place your order at (252) 456-2637. The country store will have handmade quilts, crafts, canned goods and homemade baked goods. Entertainment will include live local music artists, a moonwalk, face painting, games, balloons and more. The church is located off of I-85, exit 229. Turn east off of the exit onto Oine Road. Travel one mile. Look for balloons on the left. For more information, call (252) 456-2495 or (252) 257-2544.

Hallelujah Night God’s Way of Deliverance will host Hallelujah Night at 7 p.m. on Oct. 31. Fun and games will be available for kids ages 12 and under, and food will be served also. For details, call Elect Lady Branch at (252) 213-6710.

Plate sale Jacob’s Well Outreach will have a chicken and fish plate sale today at the Elk’s Lodge on Rockspring Street, near the Chestnut Street basketball court. If you dine in, you will get a free drink. Plates are $6 apiece. There will also be a yard sale with clothes, sizes 7-12, and shoes available. For more information, call Sophia Jefferson at (252) 492-3057 or (252) 432-0479.

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Youth events United Solid Rock Youth Ministries will sponsor “The Cartoon Network” on Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. The event will feature several different speakers including Batman, Spiderman, Superman, Batwoman, and Captain Planet. There will be several other youth groups on the program as well. The ministry will also sponsor “The Critical Hour ... My Praise Is Fighting For Me” on Nov. 6 at midnight. All youth and youth groups are invited to participate. There will be a fashion show, high school gospel choirs, step teams, youth choirs, dance teams, food, fellowship and fun! All guests are asked for a $3 love offering! The suggested attire is polo shirts and jeans. For any other

at 6 p.m. All performances will be held at the church’s Family Life Center, 905 Americal Road, Henderson. Call Pastor Rhonda Pulley at the church office at (252) 4383322 for more details or to reserve seats.

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HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’re getting better at relaxing. What might have stressed you out in the past is now causing you to have a good laugh. Additionally, your enthusiasm is more infectious than ever, prompting a social opportunity. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Life only sends what we can handle. So you can take this recent mammoth challenge as a compliment to your resourcefulness. Tonight you are like a child with the ability to remain absolutely true in all situations. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The spotlight is on your famous wit and keen sense of social propriety. After you put on a good show, you’ll be in need of someone with whom you don’t have to be so animated — perhaps a down-to-earth Taurus. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’ll wear a bewildered expression owing to some astounding good news. Your hard work was bound to pay off eventually. This result was inevitable from the outset. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Inspiration from without galvanizes willpower within. A friend’s determination to improve causes you to re-evaluate your own personal habits. It seems like everyone is making changes now! VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’ve been spending a lot of energy in sedentary mental pursuits, and now your body needs more attention. If you’re not in the mood for exercise, go enjoy games that get you moving. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). A friend’s seemingly small gesture prompts an emotional reaction that









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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 dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s incorrect insertion if you do not bring the error to our attention.

Ad information and payment must be in our office at 304 S. Chestnut Street by 10 AM the day prior to ad publication. All yard sales are cash in advance.

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Movie Extras to stand in Background for a Major Flim Production. No Experence required. All Looks Needed. Earn Up to $150 a Day. 888-664-4620 PART-TIME CASHIER NEEDED Applications now being accepted. Must be flexible & 21 years of age.


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Position Wanted Honest, dependable & caring person will care for elderly person. 2nd shift. 252-438-8375. Zeb Vance school district after school care. 3PM to 6PM. 252-438-8375.

Yard Sales 1110 Edwards St. Sat. 10/10. 8am-1pm. Furniture, new booty bag, lots of misc. Something for Everyone! 1751 Brookston Rd. Sat. 10/10. 7am-until. Kids & adult clothes, household items, shoes, etc. 2641 Vicksboro Rd. in front of Aycock Grocery. Sat. 10/10. 7am-10am. Ladies, mens, girls & boys clothing, Playstation 2 games, household items, etc. 80% OFF! INDOOR YARD SALE at

Hillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Music Shoppe, Henderson, NC. Going on NOW until October 31st. 252-492-4116. Brantwood Nursing & Rehab Center

HUGE Fundraising Yard Sale

1038 College St. Oxford. Sat. 10/10. 7am-1pm. For information, call Cindy Powell, 919-690-3263. Fri.8-4 & Sat. 8-12 138 Roberts Ave Cleaned Attic, closets, Cabinets, & Storage. Lots of Household, Glassware Fuller Chapel United Church of Christ. Josie Hunter Class. 1470 N. Lynnbank Rd. Sat. 10/10. 7am-11am. Clothes, furniture, lots of misc. Bake Sale! Rain or Shine! Garage Sale. 250 Boyd Ln. (off 158 By-Pass) Sat. 10/10. 7:30am-until. Furniture, misc. household items, tanning bed, TV, etc. Large garage sale! #158 N. past Greystone. Look for sign. Fri & Sat. 10/9 & 10 10am-5pm. Kids clothes, baby items, toys galore! Christmas Corner! 252-492-9776. Multi-Family. 1056 St. Andrews Church Rd. Sat. 10/10. 6am-until. Furn., lots of childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s items, tools, toys, microwave, computers. Yard Sale 167 Tristen Lane Henderson Sat 10/10 7am - Until Tools, Baby items, Lots Misc..


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

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These ads may be placed by you for only $5.55 per column inch. Paid in advance by 10 AM one day prior to ad publication. Sunday deadline - Friday 10AM.


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John H. Zollicoffer, Jr. Stainback, Satterwhite, Burnette & Zollicoffer, PLLC Post Office Drawer 19 Henderson, N.C. 27536 Attorney


needed for local small engine repair business. Please call 252-4369000 for more info.

Ellen Daniel Peoples 1161 Cheeks Quarter Road Henderson, NC 27537

Co-Executors of the Estate of Beatrice Matthews Daniel


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57â&#x20AC;? Phillips HD TV w/ picture-in-picture. (Not flat screen.) Excellent condition. $800 neg. 252-438-8978. BowFlex Power Pro w/ all attachments. Great condition. Like new. $600 252-431-0507 Solid wood off-white entertainment center. Very good condition $300. 252-492-5043 anytime.

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2BR. Central heat, air, stove, fridge, washer, storage shed. No pets. $400/mo. + dep. 919-866-1867 or 252-438-4083.

1997 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4x4. Automatic, PS/PB/AC. Good condition. $2500. 919-690-0724.

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.

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

$10/bag 252-492-6435 Straw Bales $2.00 A Square Bale Call Anytime 252-432-0963 or 252-492-3724

Apartments/Houses Wester Realty 252-438-8701

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Jimmy Gill 2675 Warrenton Rd. 252-492-3234

Pets & Supplies AKC Boxers. 7 weeks old. 1st shots. Tails docked. Dew claws removed 252-226-2004.

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Buying Cars Paying up to $125 Same Day Pick-up 919-482-0169

Wanted to Buy. 15HP outboard boat motor. Good running condition. Easy start. 252-432-7560.

WE BUY GOLD Silver & Platium, Jewelry, Coins, Sterling, etc... Raleigh Road Flea Market, Friday thru Sunday Call John 919-636-4150

Manufactured Homes For Rent

Friends & Family Special - up to $100 Free Rent 1-3BR houses & apts.

The Rogers Group 252-492-9385

The family of the late

William A. Terry deeply appreciates your kind expression of sympathy in their great loss.

Lic., Bond., Cert. Start with only $99 252-738-0282

3BR - $39k 4BR - $49k 5BR - $59k 919-570-3366

Zero down with Family land. Why rent when you can own. Call Steve at 252-492-5018. Ask how to get a $1000 prepaid Visa gift card. Oakwood Homes Of Henderson

Farm Equipment Wanted to Buy

Used Farm Equipment & Tractors 919-603-7211

Manufactured Homes For Sale

1990 HONDA GOLDWING 50,000 Miles. $1200.00 Call 252-438-2974 or 252-432-1120

Model Home: 4BR, 3 Full baths. 2280 sq ft. Time running out on the $8000.00 tax credit. Must see @ Venturesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Housing Center. 525 Raleigh Road Henderson NC 252-433-9595

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3BR, 1.5BA, Kit/LR combo. Near Gillburg. $425/mo + $425 sec. dep. 252-492-3675. 3BR, 2BA DW on 2 acres. 10 mi. N of Henderson. F/P, appliances. $650/mo. + $650 dep. 919-7611199.

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Office or retail space 600 sq.ft., 800 sq.ft., 1500 sq.ft., 1600 sq.ft. 2400 sq.ft. 3750 sq.ft & 5000 sq.ft. CROSSROADS SHOPPING CENTER Call 252-492-0185

FREE FLAT PANEL TV 2 & 3 Bedroom Homes EalryFalsom Prop. 252-433-9222



2BR, 2BA singlewide. A1 condition. $550/mo. + $550 sec. dep. Available in October 252-492-9261.

2BR small home in good neighborhood. Convenient to Henderson, Oxford & I85. $600/mo. Ref. & dep. reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. 919-6933222.

2BR, 2BA. Central heat & air. Freshly painted. 825 Arrow St. $550/mo. 252-438-6605.

3 Bed 2 Bath Home Between Henderson & Warrenton. Quiet, Nice. $750/mo 919-693-8984

Beautiful country setting. Ready to move in! 3BR, 2BA singlewide on 1 acre of land. 336-597-5539.

Homes & MHs. Lease option to owner finance. As low as $47,900. $2000 dn. $495/mo. 2, 3 & 4BR. 252-492-8777

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

2BR, 2BA apt. $550/ mo. 1BR apt. $375/mo. 2BR MH $300/mo. Ref. & dep. 252-438-3738

1st Time Buyers! Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss the $8000 stimulus pkg. 3007 Sydney Hill. 3BR, 2.5BA. Quiet culde-sac near HCC golf course. Screened-in porch, Florida room, more! Call Denise at Remax/Carriage Realty 252-431-4015

Manufactured Homes For Sale

$2000 down. $685/mo. Lease to own. 4BR, 2BA DW in Williamsboro. 252-492-4334.

2.5BR, 1 BA upstairs. HVAC. 765 1/2 N. Garnett St. $375/mo. 252-430-3777

Dreamhome in Hills 136 acs, 6300 sf home. Unbelievable Mtn Views Ponds, Granville County Owner: 919-624-7905 Call for pics: $999,900

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Watkins Community. Secluded 2BR brick, all appliances, garage, laundry room. 1 YR. LEASE. Serious inquiries only. $800/mo. + sec dep. 252-4322974

Houses For Rent

3BR, 2BA. 1300 sq.ft. 71 Torri Dr. No pets. $675/mo + dep. 919-201-3813

Aluminum, Copper, Scrap Metal&Junk Cars Paying $75-$175 Across Scales Mikes Auto Salvage, 252-438-9000.

Lake condo w/dock. 2BR, 2BA. FP. Washer, dryer, dish washer, garbage disposal, full deck. No pets. Ref. & dep. reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. $850/mo. 252-430-4019.

14,000 sq. ft. warehouse w/offices, bathrooms, alarm, sprinkler, 17ft. ceilings. $1050/ mo. 252-213-0537.

2BR, 1116 Dabney Dr. Nice. Cent. air, fridge & stove. No pets. $545+ dep & ref 252-492-2353

FREE to good homes. Kittens. Litter trained. 3 yellow males. 2 calico females. 252-492-7351.

We accept VISA and Mastercard for commercial ads, private party ads and circulation payments. Minimum purchase of $5 required.

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Land For Sale 2 Acres, only $11,990 Close to Kerr Lake Manufactured OK 919-693-8984; Pics: 9 WOODED ACRES Near Stovall, lovely Perked,paved road $59,990 / 919-693-8984

14x70 & like new SW 14x76. Cash only! I also buy SWs. Bobby Faulkner 252-438-8758 or 252-432-2035 1600 sq.ft. custom order dw built with wrong color carpet. $8000 OFF. 919-570-6166. 2034 sq ft DW In the Drewry Community 4BR, 2.5 BA on 2 Acres near Kerr Lake Must See! Call 252-456-2251


Now you can add your company logo to your one column ads/no border ads and get noticed quicker! Call your sales representative or 252436-2810 Fall Festival of Homes Sale. A Variety of models in stock and factory overstock are available including Modulars, Doublewides and Singlewides. Call Dan Burnett for details today 252-492-5017

Motorcycles For Sale

1985 Chevy Longbed Pickup.New Paint, 4x4, 327 Engine Asking $4,350 Leave Message Call 919-693-5315 1994 GMC Sierra long bed single cab. 195K mi. Runs good. Body in great shape. $1500 neg. 252-438-8978. 2001 GMC Sonoma SLS. 134K mi. 4cyl. Runs great $3500 firm 252-438-4073

Autos For Sale 2000 Toyota Camry $1500. *Buy Police Impounds*. For listings, 800-749-8104 Ext 4148 2000 Z2 Escort Red. 2DR. Excellent condition $2395 252-438-5706 Honda Accord 1997. Only $700. Priced to Sell! For Listings 800749-8104, Ext. 7042.

Auto Parts BF Goodrich tires P22555-17. GM wheels & tires. P225-60-16. 252432-7891. Leave message.

Your Pot Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Gold May Be Right Under Your Nose! The classifieds are a great way to find the treasure you are looking for! Or...what better way to put some jingle in your pocket, than by selling your items in the classifieds. Place an ad and see the results!

Your thoughts and efforts were greatly appreciated. The Terry Family ďŹ nds healing in Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tender embrace, and in knowing others remembered and cared. Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, The family of William A. Terry

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Newspaper covering Vance, Granville and Warren counties in North Carolina

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