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Former Oxford PD employee appeals lawsuit dismissal Iglesias: Wrongly fired for speaking out against Chief By WILLIAM F. WEST Daily Dispatch Writer

OXFORD — A former Oxford Police Department Daily Dispatch/ASHLEY STEVEN AYSCUE administrative assistant who claims she was Douglas Lumford, left, and Bailey Veneable sit in their barber chairs inside American Barber Shop on Montgomery Street wrongly fired in January Monday morning. At rear, William Jefferson serves a customer. 2006 is taking her arguments to the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va. Sharon Iglesias filed a notice with the court on Bailey Venable Jr., who became manager last Friday, has been there Friday saying she will seek an overturnseven years. ing of District All four are graduates of Harris Court Judge Barber College in Raleigh. James Dever The shop’s decor includes a long III’s Sept. 28 row of gray-metal seats facing the By AL WHELESS dismissal of five Admiral-brand chairs which Daily Dispatch Writer have been the temporary thrones of her lawsuit many of the thousands of customers against Although co-owner James E. ScarIglesias Oxford’s over six decades. boro Sr. walked out of the American municipal On the walls are such things as a Barber Shop at 200 E. Montgomery government, Police Chief “No Smoking” sign, an oval portrait St. into retirement on Oct. 13, the John Wolford, then-City of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and a landmark for more than 62 years is Manager Tommy Marrow Chamber of Commerce membership expected to keep going at the same and the then-city human plaque boasting three separate years resources leader, Don clip. in the 1980s. “We have no plans for it to close,” Jenkins. There is also a price list that said his wife, co-owner Margaret Attorney Charles James and Margaret Scarboro are includes: Scarboro, who explained that negoMonteith, of Raleigh and negotiating with someone to take over • Even Cut — $11. tiations are underway for a potential the American Barber Shop. representing Iglesias, told • Fade Cut — $12. tenant to take over the art of shapthe Dispatch on Friday Mrs. Scarboro said, he took the same • Clipper Outline Or Razor Edge ing heads. that, “It’s our belief that position at American. — $8. The couple, who were married in Mrs. Iglesias was acting in The three barbers left behind af• Tapered Cut — $12. 1967 and who have two sons, Randy the best interest of the cititer Manager James Scarboro retired • Shampoo — $9. and James Jr., bought the property zens of Oxford when she were wondering Monday morning • Clipper Shave Or Moustache on Aug. 30, 1977, from Genevieve reported what she believed about their futures. Trim — $5. and George Stegall. to be wrongdoing by the Douglas Lumford has worked be• Ladies’ Hair Cut — $10. According to Mrs. Scarboro, highest ranking official in hind the same chair next to the front • Child’s Cut Up To Age 12 — $9. the Oxford Police DepartGeorge’s father, Oscar T. Stegall, window for 42 years. • Dye Job — $35 and up. and Dr. John D. Hawkins, purment.” William Jefferson started cutting “About 10 years ago, we became chased the land and constructed the Monteith was referring hair at the shop on Jan. 3 of 1990. smoke-free,” Lumford said. He to allegations that Wolford building in 1947. He is now part-time, due to his recalled that none of the barbers had embezzled from a fund After her husband managed the health, and hopes to fully retire in designed to finance police Ideal Barber Shop on East MontPlease see BARBER, page 3A undercover drug investigaabout 18 months. gomery Street from 1961 to 1968, tions. “And we also feel that the city perpetuated the issue when they failed to conduct a proper and thorough investigation into our client’s concerns,” Monteith told the Dispatch. Attorney Norwood Blanchard, of Wilmington and who defended Oxford against the lawsuit,

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could not be immediately reached for comment. Blanchard after the dismissal of the suit said of Iglesias, “She had a pretty strong personal ax to grind with the chief. She was beating a dead horse. There just wasn’t anything left there, other than her campaign to get rid of her boss, her crusade against the chief.” Monteith on Friday told the Dispatch that, eventually, the Court of Appeals will issue an order setting the time frames for both sides to submit legal briefs, that is, written arguments in support of their positions. And the briefs will be presented to a three-judge panel, which will make a decision, Monteith said. Dever in March 2008 had already dismissed part of Iglesias’ claims, including that there was a mass conspiracy against her. The claims left to be decided were regarding her federal rights to freedom of speech and whether there was a wrongful discharge under state law. Dever wrote that a public employer may restrain job-related speech in order “to maintain discipline and ensure harmony as necessary to the operation and mission of its agencies.” Iglesias began working for the city in December 1999 when Roger Paul was chief. Marrow hired Wolford as chief in June 2000. Dever wrote that Iglesias became concerned that Wolford allegedly began embezzling funds in November 2001. In May 2004, the city investigated Iglesias’ allegations about the chief’s alleged embezzlement and was satisfied with the chief’s explanation. The chief’s reason was he was trying to find out whether any Oxford police officers were protecting illegal drug dealers, Dever wrote. Iglesias spread rumors Please see LAWSUIT, page 3A

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Mark It Down Today Oxford Farmers’ Market — The Oxford Farmers’ Market, located on the corner of McClanahan and Lanier streets across from the police station in Oxford, is open from 7 a.m. to noon. Book sale — The Friends of the H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library organization is sponsoring its annual book sale today and tomorrow in the former Super Ten store building on Raleigh Road across from the Supply Line Country Market. The book sale will be open to the general public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and from 1-5 p.m. tomorrow. For more information, call the library at (252) 438-3316. 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. Arts tour — Fall for the Arts at Lake Gaston will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The tour includes seven lakeside homes featuring the work of 47 juried artists, as well as music and gourmet refreshments at each venue. Fall for the Arts tickets are available at Mary Sherwood Lake Living and the Lake Gaston Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds from the event benefit the work of O’Sail, a non-profit organization working to enhance life on the lake. For more information about the event, please visit Community dance — The Epsom Country Club will sponsor a Halloween dance starting at 7:30 p.m., featuring the Southwind Band. For more information and directions, contact Curtis Strickland at 492-6834. Dee’s Music Barn — Dee’s Music Barn, 3101 Walters Road, Creedmoor, will be featuring The Southern Connection Band at 7 p.m. For more information, call (919) 528-5878. Ridgeway Opry House — Performing this week are New Grace Bluegrass, Mandolin Orange, Julia Morton, Verlin Bailey, Matt Nelson, Alan & Betsy Reid, Joyce Chisenhall, Donny Gilliam and Ronald Puett & Frieda. Doors open at 6 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m. Kid’s Day — Aaron’s, 119 Hilltop Village, Oxford, will hold a Kid’s Day event today with a special appearance by Lucky the Dog. A fire truck will be on display and special giveaways will be available. For more information, call (919) 690-1655. Diabetes event — The “Day at the Farm” Bluegrass Jamboree, featuring local bluegrass bands, crafts, a car display, hay rides, diabetes health fair, food, beverages and more, will be held today at the Vance County Farm, located at 4349 Gillburg Road in Kittrell. Proceeds from the event benefit The Diabetes Bus Initiative®. The gates will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with music from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Performing will be bluegrass bands GrassStreet, Sourwood Mountain Band, Back Porch Boys and The Tims Bluegrass Band as well as the Apple Chill Cloggers. The car display runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the People’s Choice awards at 3 p.m. The complete schedule for the day is available at Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the event, and free for children 12 and under. Kittrell residents with valid identification are admitted free. Purchase tickets online at www.dayatthefarm. com. The event will be held rain or shine.

Sunday Open house — Vance Charter School will hold an open house and celebration today from 4-6 p.m. in recognition of the school’s 10th anniversary. Presentations will be made by former and current board members, staff and alumni. The public is invited to attend. The school is located at 1227 Dabney Dr. Alpha Phi Alpha — Members of the Rho Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity will meet at 5 p.m. at the home of Bryant Marrow, 188 Meridian Way Lane, Henderson (off Gun Club Road). All Alphas in the area are invited to attend.

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. Mental health meeting — The regularly scheduled meeting of the Five County Mental Health Authority will be held at 7 p.m. at the authority’s administrative building, 134 S. Garnett St., Henderson. The public is invited to attend. Workshop — Today is the deadline to register for a 4-H All Terrain Vehicle Safety Workshop from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Oct. 30 (teacher workday). All youth ages nine and up are invited to attend and learn how to use safety equipment and discuss ATV maintenance for safe use. Cost is $2 for 4-H members, $4 for non-members. Community watch — The Ruin Creek Community Watch will meet at 7 p.m. at West Hills Presbyterian Church. The Adopt-AHighway program will be discussed.

Tuesday Spay/neuter clinic — Citizens for Animal Protection of Warren County will sponsor a spay/neuter clinic in conjunction with SNAP-NC. Those participating must reside in Warren County (or have a Littleton address). Animals must be in a permanent home (not foster or rescue animals). Cost is $40 per each cat or dog (limit two animals per family). To schedule an appointment and for more information, call SNAP-NC at (919) 783-7627. YMCA Halloween event — The Henderson Family YMCA, 380 Ruin Creek Road, will sponsor “Halloween at the YMCA” from 6-8:30 p.m. Admission is $5 (children under two years free). Activities will include trunk or treating, carnival games with prizes, a cupcake walk, an inflatable slide, a costume contest (at 7:45 p.m.), boo bingo and a haunted maze. T-shirts and concessions will be sold separately. For more information, call (252) 438-2144.

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Saving seeds can help stretch a frugal gardener’s budget In these tough economic times, we’ve all had to cut back on optional expenses like fancy restaurant meals, name-brand clothing, and premium cable channels. But plants, seeds and gardening tools? Those can hardly be classified as optional! Nonetheless, saving a buck is Paul always a McKenzie good idea, Cooperative and seed Extension saving is one way to feed the gardening addiction without being forced into bankruptcy. After all, there is no cheaper way to increase the number of plants in your garden. My first attempt at seed saving was a bed of cosmos I planted a few years back. Like many flowers, the seeds are easily plucked

from the dried blossoms. Since they are already dry, they can go straight into storage. An envelope, plastic bag, or empty coffee can works fine. With some flowers, like zinnias and marigolds, the seeds must be separated from the dried petals and other flower parts. This is an easy, although somewhat tedious, chore. You would be wiser than me if you label the seeds you collect with the species and variety. Noting the date is also helpful, as viability of stored seed decreases over time. Collecting seed from hybrid varieties may be wasted effort. At best, the progeny will be less desirable than the parent, perhaps being leggier or less prolific or a different color. At worst, the collected seed may not germinate at all. Refer back to the original seed tag, plant label, or catalog description to determine which plants are hybrids.

Some flowers, like rudbeckia and celosia, have tiny seeds. They can be collected by harvesting the whole flower and shaking them upside down over a container. In general, the seeds will be dark when mature. In addition to those already mentioned, columbine, sunflowers and marigolds are good candidates. This year, I collected seeds from melampodium, so I’ll find out the results next season. Saving seeds from apples, peaches and other tree fruits is generally not recommended. First, you most likely have a cross rather than a clone of the parent. Second, most fruit trees are grafted onto desirable rootstock. Your seedling will instead be growing on its own roots, which may not be suitable for our climate. Many gardeners save seeds from the vegetable garden. I won’t go into details, since that train has already left the station for

New Vance County family heritage book to be published Efforts are underway to produce a family heritage book for Vance County that will include family stories and photos from current and former residents of the county. Anyone with family roots in the county is invited to submit a free 500-word family story and picture for the book, which will be published late next year. Additional space will be provided for founding families who have extensive backgrounds in the county. In addition to Vance Coun-

ty family stories and photos, the new hardbound collector’s edition book, entitled “The Heritage of Vance County, North Carolina - 2010” will feature stories and pictures of Vance clubs, churches, schools and communities. The book is part of the North Carolina County Heritage series, which already includes books from more than 80 North Carolina counties. Vance joins Franklin, Granville, Greene and Warren counties, which have recently published their own heritage

Tips Help your child ‘understand’ reading When showing your child a new book, look first to the cover and the title. Ask them what they think the story is

books. New county heritage books are now being completed for Bertie and Edgecombe counties along with a Volume 2 Heritage Book for Franklin County. The next meeting of the group working to produce the book will be held on Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Miss Lou’s Quilting Studio, 4733 Raleigh Road, Henderson. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call co-chairpersons Judy Stainback at (252) 492-3051 or Mark Pace at (919) 693-1121.

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about from the picture. This reinforces the idea that a book is about something and has meaning. They discover the meaning by reading the words. This may seem like an overly simple concept, but it lays the foundation

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this year. Note, however, that seed maturity often occurs long after the fruit has become inedible, such as the missed cucumber or zucchini that looks like a football, or the sweet corn that has turned hard. The other challenge is separating the seed from the pulp and getting them dry. Don’t hesitate to experiment, and to collect from the gardens of friends and neighbors. At public gardens, check their policy before collecting, as some may prohibit it. Although, come to think of it, I may have found a use for the Army surplus camo I found at the thrift store, thinking I might take up hunting. Turns out, my wife has prohibited me from shooting Bambi. But a covert seedcollecting operation? How could she object to that?

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about Wolford’s alleged embezzlement and about other alleged indiscretions in his personal life, Dever wrote. Iglesias’ behavior led her co-workers to complain to Wolford, Marrow and Jenkins that Iglesias was disrupting the workplace. Wolford’s alleged misconduct became an issue in the 2005 municipal election contest between Mayor Al Woodlief and Frank Strickland, which Woodlief won. Strickland again opposed Woodlief in 2007 and is again opposing Woodlief in a Nov. 3 contest in which departing City Commissioner Steve Powell additionally

the tobacco habit. “We did it because of second-hand smoke,” Lumford explained. “There was no gripe from the customers, none whatsoever.” Speaking of customers, a lot of church news flows from both sides flanking the long interior, Lumford said. So does a considerable amount of gossip, he acknowledged. “When people who used to live here come back to town, they come right here first to find out what’s happening,” Lumford said.

is seeking election to the top position as a write-in candidate. Woodlief, in a 2005 preelection advertisement, asserted the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) had thoroughly investigated Wolford and had found no evidence of wrongdoing. Noelle Talley, a spokeswoman for state Attorney General Roy Cooper, told this reporter there never was an SBI probe of Wolford. District Attorney Sam Currin has maintained he did not find any proof of criminal wrongdoing by Wolford and, as a result, saw no need to ask the SBI to explore the allegations of embezzlement.

“Most of our advertising is word-of-mouth,” he added. “It’s a nice, friendly atmosphere that’s kind of laid back and conservative.” Venable, who graduated in 1973, remembers being a student at Vance High School and Lumford cutting his hair back then. “I enjoy the customers coming in,” Venable said. “I get along well with all of them. I appreciate to the highest Mr. Scarboro helping me get started at working in here.” Jefferson said a lot of the


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Statistical Areas, increased in one and remained the same in one. “ The global and national recession continues to affect our state,” said ESC Chairman Moses Carey Jr. “While 76 counties across North Carolina experienced an unemployment rate decrease, we must remember that most of these same counties remain at a high rate. We’re encouraged by some recent job announcements, but we are also aware of some continued layoffs. The ESC continues to help job seekers connect with employers all across the state.”

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reported that rates increased in 14 counties and remained the same in 10. North Carolina had 45 counties which were at or below the state’s unadjusted unemployment rate of 10.4 percent, the ESC reported. Currituck County had the state’s lowest unemployment rate in September, at 5 percent, followed by Hyde, 5.9 percent; Orange, 6.3 percent; Dare, 6.8 percent; and Watauga, 6.9 percent. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate, at 16.5 percent, followed by Edgecombe County’s 16.3 percent. Rates decreased in 112 of the state’s Metropolitan

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In Vance, the September rate dropped to 13 percent from 13.3 percent. The rate mean that 2,580 workers out of a labor force of 19,867 could not find work. Other nearby counties also experienced declines in their jobless rates from August to September. Granville fell to 10.2 percent from 10.4 percent, meaning that of its 25,848 member workforce, 2,625 couldn’t find jobs. Warren had the biggest decline, 13.2 percent to 12.7 percent, meaning that of its 7,931 member workforce, 1,011 were unsuccessful in their search for jobs. In addition to the counties with declines in their jobless rates, the ESC

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Deaths Mattie D. Cooper OXFORD — Mattie Delois Cooper, 52, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at the Duke Medical Center. She was a Granville County native and the daughter of Dolphine Peace Cooper and the late Ennis Dave Cooper. She was a graduate of South Granville High School and a member of the True Faith Fellowship Baptist Church. In addition to her mother, survivors include three daughters, Talanda Cooper and Lavasha Jones of the home, and Latasha Cooper of Franklinton; four sisters, the Rev. Virginia Cooper and Jacquline Harris, both of Oxford, and Barbara Cooper and Arnetta Cooper, both of Creedmoor; and three brothers, David Cooper, Issac Cooper and the Rev. Norman Cooper, all of Creedmoor. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Richard E. Jackson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the Betts and Son Funeral Home in Oxford. Arrangements are by Betts and Son Funeral Home of Oxford.

Thomas W. Ellis Jr. HENDERSON — Thomas W. Ellis Jr., 90, a resident of 370 Forest Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, at Granville Medical Center. Born on Jan. 9, 1919, in Vance County, he was the son of the late Thomas W. Ellis Sr. and Verlie Weldon Ellis. Mr. Ellis attended Mars Hill College and graduated with a degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina. He worked for DuPont before serving as a First Sergeant in the United States Army in Germany during World War II. Following the war he continued to work with DuPont before returning to Henderson as co-owner and operator of Ellis Motor Company. He also managed the family farms. He was an avid hunter

and fisherman, having traveled extensively across the United States and Canada. A life-long Democrat, he was active in the local and regional governance. He was elected to the Vance County Board of Education and served as chairman. He was also elected to the Vance County Board Of Commissioners and served as chairman. Most recently he was a Soil and Water district supervisor for the Vance District. Other local service included the Vance Granville Community College Board Of Trustees, Board of Trustees of Maria Parham Medical Center and Vance County Economic Development Board. In 1970, he was the first recipient of the Man of the Year presented by the Vance County Chamber of Commerce. He was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives and focused on issues affecting agriculture, conservation, and economic development. Over the years he served on numerous state boards and commissions including the North Carolina State Highway Commission, North Carolina Seashore Commission and the Board of Trustees of the N.C. College at Durham (now N.C. Central University). He provided leadership in agricultural and farm forums by serving on the Board of Directors and as president of both the N.C. Agricultural Foundation and the N.C. Forestry Association. In 1975, he was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by Governor Hunt. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Men’s Sunday School Class. He served as lay leader and on the Board of Trustees. Private graveside services were held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Sunset Gardens

by the Rev. George D. Speake. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Wiggins Ellis, of the home; his twin daughters, Dottie and Dianne Ellis of Raleigh; a son, Thomas W. Ellis III of Raleigh; a sister, Oveida E. Mayo of Henderson; two grandchildren; and a great-grandson. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Henderson Lions Club Visual Impaired, P.O. Box 395, Henderson N.C. 27536; or the First United Methodist Church Restoration Fund, 114 Church St., Henderson, N.C. 27536. Arrangements were held by J.M. White Funeral Home.

Wendy G. Leonard OXFORD — Wendy Greenway Leonard, 42, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009. She was the daughter of Luther H. Greenway and the late Louise Currin Greenway. She was a member of Delrayno Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Gentry-Newell and Vaughan Funeral Home Chapel by the Revs. Hilton Moore and Eddie Mauldin. Burial will follow at Stovall Memorial Cemetery. She is survived by her father; her son, Justin R. Leonard of Currituck County; a brother, Gary W. Greenway of Oxford; and her paternal grandmother, Pauline N. Greenway of Oxford. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Delrayno Baptist Church, 108 Rayland St., Oxford, N.C. 27565. Arrangements are by Gentry-Newell and Vaughan Funeral Home of Oxford.

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Franklinton-born Soupy Sales, 83, dies DETROIT (AP) — Soupy Sales, the rubber-faced comedian whose anythingfor-a-chuckle career was built on 20,000 pies to the face and 5,000 live TV appearances across a half-century of laughs, has died. He was 83. Sales died Thursday night at Calvary Hospice in the Bronx, New York, said his former manager and longtime friend, Dave Usher. Sales had many health problems and entered the hospice last week, Usher said. At the peak of his fame in the 1950s and ‘60s, Sales was one of the best-known faces in the nation, Usher said. At the same time, Sales retained an openness to fans that turned every restaurant meal into an endless autograph-signing session, Usher said. Sales began his TV career in Cincinnati and Cleveland, then moved to Detroit, where he drew a large audience on WXYZ-TV. He moved to Los Angeles in 1961. The comic’s pie-throwing schtick became his trademark, and celebrities lined up to take one on the chin alongside Sales. During the early 1960s, stars such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis and Shirley MacLaine received their just desserts side-byside with the comedian on his television show. Sales was born Milton Supman on Jan. 8, 1926, in Franklinton, N.C., where his was the only Jewish family in town. His parents, owners of

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Home sales rise 9.4 percent September numbers beat forecast; tax credit set to expire By ALAN ZIBEL AP Real Estate Writer

WASHINGTON — Home resales rose in September 2,000 to the highest level in more 1,800 than two years, beating 1,600 -10.82 expectations, as buyers 1,400 J A S O 2,154.47 scrambled to complete their High 2,190.48 Low 2,149.35 Pct. change from previous: -0.5% purchases before a tax credit for first-time owners expires. 1,200 October 23, 2009 1,100 The National Association Standard & 1,000 of Realtors said Friday that 900 Poor’s 500 sales rose 9.4 percent to a 800 700 -13.31 seasonally adjusted annual 600 J A S O 1,079.60 rate of 5.57 million in September, from a downwardly High 1,095.83 Pct. change from previous: -1.22% Low 1,075.49 revised pace of 5.1 million SOURCE: SunGard AP in August. Sales had been MARKET ROUNDUP 102309: Market expected to rise to an annual charts show Dow,M S&P 500, and Currencies & etals Nasdaq; stand-alone; 2c x 4 1/2 inches; pace of 5.35 million, accord96 mm x 114 mm; staff ing to economists surveyed Aluminum - $.8835 per lb., London Metal NEW YORK (AP) — Key currency exEditors: 5:25:55 PM EST by Thomson Reuters. change rates Friday: All figures as of: Exch. NOTE: Figures reflect market fluctuations after not match other AP content close; Coppermay -$2.9777 Cathode full plate, LME. The median sales price Dollar vs: ExchgRate PvsDay Copper $3.0240 N.Y. Merc spot Fri. was $174,900, down 8.5 perYen 92.10 91.29 Lead - $2410.00 metric ton, London Metal cent from a year earlier, and Euro $1.5002 $1.5026 Exch. Pound $1.6311 $1.6624 slightly lower than August’s Zinc - $1.0157 per lb., London Metal Exch. Swiss franc 1.0087 1.0048 median of $177,300. Gold - $1061.75 Handy & Harman (only Canadian dollar 1.0523 1.0486 “There’s a mini-boom daily quote). Mexican peso 13.0365 12.9469 Gold - $1055.60 troy oz., NY Merc spot Fri. going on in the housing marMetal Price PvsDay Silver - $17.745 Handy & Harman (only ket,” said Thomas Popik, NY Merc Gold $1055.60 $1057.80 daily quote). who conducts a monthly NY HSBC Bank US $1056.00 $1059.00 Silver - $17.711 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Fri. NY Merc Silver $17.711 $17.530 survey of real estate agents Platinum -$1375.00 troy oz., N.Y. (contract). for Campbell Communica Platinum -$1363.20 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Nonferrous Fri. tions, a research firm. NEW YORK (AP) — Spot nonferrous metal n.q.-not quoted, n.a.-not available r-revised prices Friday: The inventory of unsold homes on the market fell Business Wire about 7 percent to 3.63 million. That’s a 7.8 month supply at the current sales high in sugar to bear the man didn’t immediately Electric car-maker pace, and the lowest level stamp. respond to messages from since March 2007. NationManufacturers that to build vehicles The Associated Press. currently use the logo can wide sales are up nearly 24 at Delaware plant percent from their bottom in continue to do so. October 23, 2009


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Number of active rigs increases by 8 HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. this week has risen by eight this week to 1,048. Houston-based Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 725 rigs were exploring for natural gas and 312 for oil. Eleven were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago this week, the rig count had been 1,964.

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January, but are still down 23 percent from four years ago. Sales rose around the country, especially in the West, where they grew 13 percent from a month earlier. Foreclosure sales are booming in cities like Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas. First-time homebuyers and investors are snapping up those homes and taking advantage of low mortgage rates. These buyers can also take advantage of a tax credit of 10 percent of the sales price, up to $8,000, if the sale is completed by the end of November. The tax credit is so important to some buyers that they are adding a clause to their contracts, allowing them to back out if the sale doesn’t close by Nov. 30. While home sales and housing construction have risen steadily after hitting bottom earlier this year, most economists believe that the worst isn’t over for home values. Prices could see a double dip because rising unemployment is causing more foreclosures. The jobless rate, currently at 9.8 percent is expected to rise as high as 10.5 percent next year, causing more people to be unable to afford their monthly mortgage payment.


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“There’s more supply that’s going to come into the marketplace,” said Stan Humphries, chief economist at real estate Web site “That additional supply will outpace demand.” With concerns about the housing market still prominent, Congress is considering several proposals to extend the tax credit for first-time buyers. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., want to extend it through June 30, and expand it to include all home buyers, at an estimated cost of $16.7 billion. Realtors and homebuilders are pressing lawmakers to do so, arguing that the tax credit is crucial to get the housing market back on its feet. One potential roadblock, however, emerged this week. There are concerns that some of the 1.5 million applications for the tax credit are fraudulent. At a hearing on Thursday the Treasury Department’s inspector general for taxes questioned the legitimacy of some 100,000 claims for the credit, potentially including some illegal immigrants and 580 people under 18. The youngest taxpayers to apply for the credit were four years old.


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News Briefs ICE nabs suspected Cuban smugglers FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say they have dismantled a Cuban smuggling ring operating on Florida’s Atlantic coast. ICE spokeswoman Nicole Navas said agents arrested seven people Oct. 15. Local police arrested another suspect on drug charges. Another remains at large, officials said. The alleged Port St. Lucie-based group faces charges including conspiring to smuggle Cubans into the country between June and December of 2008. They could face decades behind bars if convicted. Overall, Cuban migration has plummeted in the last year. Authorities attribute the drop to stepped up investigations and prosecutions, the lifting of some U.S. travel restrictions, a bad economy and a crackdown on the communist island.

Priest found slain in rectory of his N.J. church CHATHAM, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a priest was found slain in the rectory of his northern New Jersey parish one day after police held a public safety seminar there. Morris County Prosecutor Robert Bianchi said Friday that the body of the Rev. Ed Hinds had wounds “consistent with a homicide.” The prosecutor would not say how the priest was killed, and no one has been arrested. The clothed body of the 61-year-old priest was

found in the morning at St. Patrick’s Church in Chatham. That’s about 10 miles west of Newark. Police held a safety seminar at the church Thursday in which they fingerprinted and photographed young children.

Two teens admit to role in Ore. school shooting plot SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Two Oregon teenagers have admitted their role in an alleged plot to shoot students at administrators at schools in the Willamette Valley farming town of Turner. The Statesman-Journal reported a 14-year-old girl admitted in a juvenile court hearing Thursday to conspiracy to commit assault. A teenage boy also admitted to a similar juvenile charge and was ordered to serve five years on probation. Authorities say two girls and two boys plotted to shoot specific administrators and students at Cascade Junior High School and Cascade High School in April. Marion County Deputy District Attorney Kurt Miller says the hearings took the place of a trial for the two teens. The girl is awaiting disposition, the equivalent of sentencing in adult court, on Nov. 4.

Would-be bounty hunters in Va. nab innocent woman BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say three would-be bounty hunters face charges after they impersonated drug task force agents and

nabbed the wrong woman. The innocent woman was mistaken for a suspect who had skipped bond. Bristol police say three people who hoped to collect a reward from a bail bondsman handcuffed the woman and sexually assaulted her during a strip search Oct. 9. Sgt. Steven Crawford says the three face charges of abduction, robbery, impersonating a law enforcement officer, conspiracy and sexual battery. Two of the suspects have been arrested, and police are searching for the third. A fourth person has been charged as an accessory. The innocent woman caught by the suspects was taken to a lockup but let go when jailers quickly realized she wasn’t the person wanted for skipping bond.

Marijuana clinic staged near Montana cop shop GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A marijuana clinic is being held in a Montana civic center — just down the street from a police station — to teach hundreds of people how to get state-issued medical marijuana cards. The event Friday in Great Falls is one of many clinics held in the state by Jason Christ, founder of the Montana Caregivers Network, to ease fears and tell people medical use of pot is legal. Lighting a bowl of homegrown marijuana to ease his chronic back pain, Christ says people need to know the law. The clinic comes as the Obama administration is loosening guidelines on federal prosecution of medical marijuana.


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U.S. swine flu deaths pass 1,000 ATLANTA (AP) — Federal health officials say swine flu is more widespread now than it’s ever been. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there as much illness now as the winter peak of regular flu seasons. CDC officials said Friday that swine flu has resulted in more than 1,000 deaths so far. Public demand for the new swine flu vaccine has caused long lines and frustration in several parts of the country. But worries about flu has also prompted record interest in seasonal flu vaccine as well. About 60 million people have been vaccinated already — an unprecedented number for October. Most seasonal flu shots usually aren’t given until later in the fall. CDC officials say nearly 100 pediatric swine flu deaths have been reported.

N.Y. teen’s hidden camera catches adult locker thief SELDEN, N.Y. (AP) — An adult hall monitor at a high school on New York’s Long Island is facing petit larceny charges after she was apparently caught on video breaking into school lockers. The video camera was secretly planted by Newfield High School senior Tiana Rapp, who says she was victimized twice and had $190 taken from her. Rapp says officials at the school in Selden told her that a student was likely responsible, but she remained suspicious.

She and a friend set up the video camera, which captured the hall monitor rifling through their belongings. Police were contacted and the hall monitor was ticketed. A school statement says the woman has resigned.

Israeli team loses $22,000 to Staples Center thief LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say $22,000 in cash and valuables were stolen from a visiting Israeli basketball team during an exhibition game with the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center. Lt. Albert Gavin says somebody apparently got into the locker room Tuesday and stole watches, jewelry and $15,000 in cash from 10 members of Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv. Gavin says the team noticed the theft during halftime of Maccabi’s 10896 loss. Gavin says police weren’t notified of the theft until after the game and weren’t able to get statements from the victims. Investigators hope to identify a suspect from the arena’s security video.

U.S. diocese pays $1.2 million in abuse case BELLEVILLE, Illinois (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese in Illinois has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a 6-year-old lawsuit by a former altar boy who claimed he was molested by his parish priest. The settlement announced Thursday by the Diocese of Belleville and confirmed by the plaintiff’s

attorney followed negotiations worked out last week. Court papers only list the plaintiff as “John Doe.” His lawsuit stems from alleged abuse by the Rev. Raymond Kownacki of Dupo at St. Theresa’s Parish in Salem, the Belleville News-Democrat reported. Kownacki has refused to comment publicly. He has an unlisted telephone number. Last year, a St. Clair County jury awarded $5 million to another former altar boy who alleged that he was sexually abused by Kownacki at the Salem church. The diocese is appealing that verdict.

Russian gets 18 months in gay immigration fraud SEATTLE (AP) — A Russian-born man accused of advising straight immigrants to claim homosexuality — and potential persecution in their home countries — when they applied for asylum has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. Steven Mahoney touted himself as an expert in immigration affairs and ran Mahoney and Associates in Kent, which advised immigrants on how to stay in the U.S. He pleaded guilty in April, acknowledging that from 1998-2007 he filed as many as 99 false immigration documents and was paid between $1,000 and $4,000 for each. In addition to false claims of homosexuality, he advised some clients to claim they could be tortured due to their religious practices or political views. His ex-wife, Helen Mahoney, was sentenced to six months. Both are naturalized U.S. citizens from Russia.

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Slain Fla. girl’s mom vows to find killer Police shoot, kill man in By RON WORD Associated Press Writer

ORANGE PARK, Fla. — Somer Thompson was last seen alive walking along the sidewalk in front of a vacant house, and authorities said Friday that they’re searching for anyone who saw what happened to the 7-year-old after that. Her teary but resolute mother warned her daughter’s killer: “We’ll get you.” The day after the child’s body was identified, authorities said they had ruled out all 161 registered sex offenders who lived within a 5-mile radius of Somer’s home. Despite doggedly pursuing hundreds of leads, police have not made an arrest. Investigators sifted through evidence from the vacant house and the Georgia landfill where her body was discovered Wednesday after investigators followed garbage trucks some 50 miles away from her neighborhood in suburban Jacksonville. Somer vanished while walking home from her elementary school on Monday afternoon. The vacant house is on her route through a heavily populated, well-manicured neighborhood, and witness-

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Members of Somer Renee Thompson’s family hang a sign Thursday in the front yard of her home in Orange Park, Fla. es last saw the girl alive in front of it. She had become upset as she walked home with other children Monday and ran ahead of the group. Somer never came home. However, no witnesses have come forward to say they saw Somer attacked or abducted, sheriff’s spokeswoman Mary Justino said. “What we’ve been trying to figure out is who frequents that area, because obviously it’s more than just the people who live there,” she said. Neighbors said they were accustomed to watching out for each other’s children as they walked to and from school. “Everybody knows ev-

erybody here. If there was a stranger on the street, we’d be looking at watching where they were going, seeing what they were doing here,” said Monica Loeb, a family friend of the Thompsons. Somer’s mother, Diena Thompson, had a friend greet her children as they came home from school Monday because she was working, according to a police report. When Somer didn’t arrive with the other children around 4 p.m., the friend sent Diena Thompson a text message. She raced home, and flagged down a passing police officer while she, her other children and her boyfriend scoured the neighborhood.

An autopsy has been completed and investigators know how Somer died, but authorities won’t disclose their findings or any details about the body. Missing child posters featuring Somer’s face, framed by her thick brown bangs, still plaster nearly every utility pole along the mile-long route from her elementary school to her home. Diena Thompson declined to be interviewed Friday by The Associated Press. She spent part of the day making funeral arrangements, and a law enforcement officer was seen carrying a child’s white dress from the family’s home. A viewing will be held Monday night and a funeral will follow on Tuesday. But Thompson appeared red-eyed on all three network television shows and said on ABC’s “Good Morning America” that investigators will catch her daughter’s killer. “We’re coming for you,” she said. “We’ll get you, and hopefully justice will be served.”

drug raid at mobile home LILLINGTON (AP) — A man has been shot and killed in a drug raid and two North Carolina police officers have been placed on administrative duty during the investigation. The Fayetteville Observer reported that Adrian Castaneda was shot to death during a drug raid in Lillington early Thursday. Investigators say Harnett County sheriff’s detec-

tive Tommy Parker and special agent Michael Hall with the State Bureau of Investigation fired their weapons during the raid. The SBI says putting the officers on administrative duty is typical in an officer-involved shooting. Investigators say officers who went into a mobile home were confronted by two men with guns. Officers shot Castaneda, who died at the scene.

Gunman prays with clerk before finishing robbery

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Police say an armed robber spent nearly 10 minutes on his knees praying with a clerk at an Indianapolis check-cashing business before fleeing with $20 from the register. Security video from the Advance America branch clearly showed the man’s face during the stickup Monday, and a 23-year-old Associated Press writers Kate surrendered Tuesday on Brumback and Brent Kallestad a preliminary charge of in Orange Park and Jennifer robbery. Kay in Miami contributed to Police say the robbery this story. took an unusual turn after the gunman came around the counter when the clerk starting crying and talking

about God. The man said he had a 2-year-old child to support and asked for prayers about overcoming his hardships. Police say the man removed the bullet from his gun and gave it to the clerk before taking her cell phone and the money.

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Police find body of missing 9-year-old Mo. girl ST. MARTINS, Mo. (AP) — The body of a missing 9-year-old Missouri girl was found in a wooded area near the state capital on Friday, two days after she was last seen walking from a neighbor’s home, police said. Cole County Sheriff Greg White said a juvenile, described only as a “person of interest,” was taken into custody. The juvenile was

acquainted with the girl, Elizabeth Olten, White said. The sheriff not give any details on how Elizabeth Elizabeth died or about the juvenile in custody except to say that the person lived in the area west of Jefferson

City and was older than the girl. White said police found written evidence and that the juvenile led searchers to Elizabeth’s body in a wooded area. He did not elaborate. Elizabeth was last seen when she started walking home from a neighbor’s house on Wednesday evening. A woman who answered a family spokes-

woman’s phone Friday said Elizabeth’s family had no immediate comment. Earlier Friday, about 70 people had searched for Elizabeth on horseback, with all-terrain vehicles and on foot while another 70 investigators checked leads, White said. Several hundred people had joined the search Thursday despite a steady rain and rough terrain.

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Daily Meditation For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13

Our Opinion

Stop the spending Remember Cash for Clunkers? Well, call this winding-down federal program “Bucks for Bungalows.” An unexpected tide of homebuyers pushed housing sales up 9.4 percent in September — much higher than projected by economic experts and the largest monthly increase in more than 26 years. But that high tide will certainly recede before the end of the year. Why? Because all those buyers were, according to the Associated Press, “racing to complete their purchases before a tax credit for first-time owners expires.” Part of the federal economic stimulus package, the $8,000 tax credit is set to expire Nov. 30. So buyers wanting free bucks better move fast. But that doesn’t mean you can’t bargain-hunt. Aldo Martin, 28, of Covina, Calif., said his family put in offers on 16 homes before having one accepted. “We’d go look at eight houses and if we liked five of them, make offers,” said Martin. “Your odds are better. We got aggressive.” Yet one Century 21 agent in California said that half of her transactions in September were low-priced foreclosures and “short sales,” where the seller made less than they owned on their mortgage. And economists predict that though prices have stabilized — thanks to the free money for buyers, perhaps? — the bottom of the price barrel has probably not yet been reached. Senators such as Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., want to extend the tax credit through June 30 — and expand it to all homebuyers — costing taxpayers another $16.7 billion. That’s a very poor idea. If there’s one thing we’ve learned from these government giveaway programs it’s that the stimulus is only temporary. Sure, the feds can convince people to buy a product or property by giving away money. But taxpayers can’t afford to do that forever. And the economy will only truly improve when government stops spending money it doesn’t have to convince us to spend money we don’t have.

Quotable “It just doesn’t make any sense. The pilots are saying they were involved in a heated conversation. Well, that was a very long conversation.” — Bill Voss, president of the Flight Safety Foundation in Alexandria, Va., after two Northwest Airlines pilots overflew their Minneapolis destination by 150 miles before discovering the mistake and turning around. “Had we not done this tactic, I believe that body would have been buried beneath hundreds of tons of debris, probably would have gone undiscovered forever.” — Clay County (Fla.) Sheriff Rick Beseler, on the quick discovery of 7-year-old Somer Thompson’s body, two days after she disappeared. Beseler said the discovery may have saved precious evidence that could lead to her killer. “If President Eisenhower would have walked down the street, no one would have recognized him as much as Soupy.” — Dave Usher, Soupy Sales’ former manager and longtime friend, after the comedian died at age 83.

There is much gnashing of teeth and rending of cloth these days about the death of civility. Apparently, like Cupid with his arrow or a pixie with fairy dust, some magical sprite used to enchant America’s political combatants, ensuring that all public discourse was full of beg-your-pardons and pleaseand-thank-yous. But we have offended our little leprechaun. He’s taken his Lucky Charms and gone home, leaving Americans angry, cranky and rude. Or at least that’s what I gather from all this talk of lost civility. Personally, I’m not sure I know what people are talking about. When was this Golden Age of civility? Was this glorious era of politeness during George W. Bush’s presidency? Funny, that’s not how I remember it. So maybe the 1990s was the last great outpouring of lovingkindness? Hmmm, no. At least I don’t think Clarence Thomas would say so. Nor do I think anyone who watched the Clinton show would claim it was a hallmark of sober debate on either side. Clinton’s minions attacked victims of his sexual aggression or revelations about his accomplices in his adultery as “bimbo eruptions.” Was civility the norm when Rep. Charlie Rangel said of Newt Gingrich’s Contract with America, “Hitler

wasn’t even talking about doing these things?” Was it the 1980s, when Ronald Reagan was routinely dubbed a nuclear-trigger-happy “amiable dunce?” I was young then, so I’ll check with Robert Bork and see what he thinks. Perhaps it was in Jonah the 1960s Goldberg and 1970s?

Sure, there was admirable civil disobedience in the beginning, but there was a lot more uncivil disobedience, what with all the domestic terror attacks and the protesters asking LBJ how many kids he killed today. The 1950s? Who knew the McCarthy era was such a highwater mark of domestic tranquility? What about the 1930s? America saw its worst labor violence, and FDR had to put up with demagogues like Huey Long and Father Coughlin (who attacked him from the left, by the way). How about the 1910s, when Woodrow Wilson threw political opponents in jail? Or in 1919, when he dubbed “hyphenated Americans” (i.e. “GermanTribune Media Services

Americans) traitors? “I cannot say too often -- any man who carries a hyphen about with him carries a dagger that he is ready to plunge into the vitals of this Republic. ... If I can catch any man with a hyphen in this great contest I will know that I have got an enemy of the Republic.” OK, enough of all that. And yes, let me offer a sincere denunciation of rudeness for rudeness’ sake. Let me also concede that there is no shortage of bilious, nasty rhetoric on the right. But here’s the thing. First, it was ever thus. American democracy has always been a hurlyburly. More important, a lot of the complaints about incivility today are really complaints from the people in power or their supporters in the media, aimed at the folks who won’t shut up and get with their program. And there’s something distinctly undemocratic about that. The civility caterwaulers claim that Obama’s opponents are trying to “delegitimize” the president, often suggesting that such efforts are racist. But what some see as delegitimization, others see as criticism. What strikes me as truly uncivil is the effort to demonize critics of the president with racial bullying. In fact, I think Obama really does have a problem with dissent. In August he said: “I

don’t want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them to get out of the way ... I don’t mind cleaning up after them, but don’t do a lot of talking.” On health care he’s been saying the time for debating his plan is over, even though the president didn’t even have a plan to debate. Now his White House is targeting Fox News and urging other news outlets to ostracize it. Does any serious person in America believe that if Fox News were supportive of the president’s agenda, this White House would be bemoaning the network’s lack of objectivity? Democracy is about disagreement, arguments. Citizenship in America requires speaking your mind. Indeed, it’s worth recalling that the freedom of the press enshrined in the First Amendment always envisioned a partisan press. “Objective” journalism is a 20th century confabulation, as alien to the Founders’ vision as transporter beams and time travel. Civility came to mean politeness in the 16th century; before that it meant being a citizen. It seems to me that authentic civility requires some incivility. You can write to Jonah Goldberg by e-mail at JonahsColumn@aol. com.

Letters to the Editor Cart before the horse To the editor: On Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, the Dispatch ran a front page story about the new Vance Water District. The story was basically a timeline of what’s next in the push for a county water system. Rube Goldberg sure would be proud! According to the story, residents in Phase 1A, Sandy Creek, were to be sent water bills on Oct. 1. A bit hard to believe, given that: • No water lines are in the ground; • No meters have been installed; • No water is flowing; • County leaders don’t know how much Henderson is going to charge them for water; • No cash-flow analysis has been made public; • The water advisory the Senate will allow terrorist committee, to be appointed suspects to come to the United on Oct. 5, has not been apStates once the president actupointed; ally comes up with a plan on • Public sign-up meetings what do with them once they are haven’t been held; and here. • The sign-up period for No word yet on when just customers doesn’t end until such a plan will be forthcoming. Feb. 28, 2010. On again, the county You can be sure I won’t be holdmissed its own deadline. The ing my breath. “bills” have not been mailed. This past Monday, the city The advisory committee has council of Standish, Mich. took not been appointed. This is the initiative by voting 6-0 in the third or fourth false-start support of the city’s willingness to proceed with plans that would on county water. How many allow the transfer of the remain- do-overs do they get? If the commissioners can’t ing Guantanamo Bay detainees meet repeated deadlines or to the soon-to-be closed maxieven mail letters on time, mum security facility located in how can they possibly impletheir small Midwestern town. Word is they would have passed ment a multi-million dollar water system? the resolution even sooner had Wondering why county they not been trying so hard leaders should be trusted to — and failing — to get straight deliver water? So are the 97 answers out of Washington. percent who have already So while Congress passes measures allowing for transfer of said NO to county water! detainees once a plan is develRobert Dickerson, oped and an administration asks Oxford to close the facility without any clear direction on how, at least we can count on the Standish City Council to take decisive action. Perhaps once they have settled the matter of Guantanamo The Daily Dispatch welBay, the town of Standish could comes letters to the editor. help President Obama along by voting on a resolution concernLetters must be signed, ing troop levels in Afghanistan. include the author’s city That is the type of decisive leadof residence, and should ership that is certainly absent in be limited to 300 words. Washington these days. Please include a telephone number for verification. Mike Reagan, the elder son of the We reserve the right to edit late President Ronald Reagan, is comments for length, clarity, chairman and president of The libelous material, personal Reagan Legacy Foundation (www. attacks and poor taste. We Look do not publish anonymous for Mike’s newest book, “Twice letters, form letters, or letters Adopted” and other info at www. where we cannot verify the E-mail comments to writer’s identity.

Afghanistan, Gitmo, and an administration without a plan Over the last month our nation has focused a great deal of attention on Gen. McChrystal’s substantial troop request for our mission in Afghanistan. This is the sort of matter which we should be talking about, because the debate between a counterinsurgency versus counterterrorism approach, which is at the heart of this decision, is sure to set the tone for policies and missions well beyond the Afghan borders. But as important as the debate is, Secretary Gates and field commanders are reminding us that there comes a point where the lack of action makes the decision for us. This troop request comes with a reasonable window of opportunity attached. The president’s continued inaction on this front and his failure to come to a conclusion on a longterm strategy for our mission in Afghanistan creates uncertainty for our troops on the ground and puts into question our resolve in the ongoing war against international terrorists and those who aid and abet them. However, another key component of our approach to combating terrorism and terrorists is also lingering without a conclusive plan and course of action — the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and the handling of the remaining detainees. While the troop level debate has drawn all recent attention, this policy decision is also one with tremendous impact. As you will recall, on Jan 22, 2009, President Obama signed executive orders regarding Guantanamo Bay, interrogation techniques and detention policies. One of the executive orders required that Gitmo be closed within a year. However,

as the months passed, it has become obvious to all, including the administration, that such a timetable was unfeasibly aggressive. In fact, to date even some of the most basic aspects of closing the base remain undecided. Whether the facility is closed by January 2010 or at a later date is not the Michael only subject for discussion Reagan here. Rather, Distributed by this quanCagle Cartoons dary serves as yet another example of this administration’s inability to set and execute effective strategies when it comes to our fight against terrorism. With a backlog of detainees waiting for trial and no clear plan on where to house them once the facility itself is closed, it is clear just how vital it was for the administration to come up with a comprehensive plan before pronouncing the closure of the facility. Obvious as this it, it seems to have escaped the Obama administration, not just back in January, but even now, late in October. On Tuesday, the administration achieved a minor “victor”’ with the Senate’s passage of an amendment to the $44 billion Homeland Security budget which will allow the government to continue to transfer detainees from the facility to the United States for prosecution — with the very telling caveat that before any additional transfers take place, the administration put a plan in place. Yes, you heard that right —

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Today’s highlights: 1861 — The first transcontinental telegraph message is sent as Justice Stephen J. Field of California transmits a telegram to U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. 1882 — Dr. Robert Koch discovers germ that causes tuberculosis. 1901 — Anna Edson Taylor, a 43-year-old widow, becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel and live to tell about it. 1922 — Irish Parliament adopts a constitution for an Irish Free State. 1929 — “Black Thursday” — the New York Stock Exchange loses 12.8 percent of its value in one day. 1935 — Italy invades Ethiopia. 1939 — Nylon stockings are sold to the public for the first time, in Wilmington, Delaware; Nazis require Jews to wear Star of David in Germany. 1940 — The 40-hour work week goes into effect in the United States under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. 1945 — The United Nations officially comes into existence as its charter takes effect. 1952 — In a speech in Detroit, Republican presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower declares, “I shall go to Korea,” promising to end the conflict. 1962 — The U.S. blockade of Cuba begins under a proclamation signed by President John F. Kennedy. 1973 — Yom Kippur War ends with Israeli troops 100 kilometers (65 miles) from Cairo, Egypt, and 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Damascus, Syria. 1990 — Using a new tactic, the Irish Republican Army forces three men to be “proxies,” holding their families hostage, while they drive car bombs to British security targets in Northern Ireland. Six British soldiers are killed. 1992 — The Toronto Blue Jays win baseball’s World

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Today’s Birthdays: Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Dutch scientist (1632-1723); Bill Wyman, member of the Rolling Stones (1936--); Kevin Kline, U.S. actor (1947--). Thought for Today: Happiness is not a horse; you cannot harness it — Russian proverb.

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Today is Saturday, October 24, the 297th day of 2009. client There are 68 days left in the year.

Series, becoming the first non-U.S. team to capture the championship by defeating the Atlanta will fill Braves 4-3 in Game 6. 1994 — An elderly art lover in Zurich is robbed — for the second time in three years — of paintings by Pablo Picasso with an estimated value of US$40 million. 1998 — For the first time, the world-champion South African rugby team accepts a black player. 2002 — Police investigating a spate of sniper attacks in the Washington, D.C., area arrest two suspects. 2003 — The last three Concorde supersonic passenger jet flights land at Heathrow airport outside London, ending the luxury plane’s 27 years of commercial service. The British Airways planes departed from New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. 2004 — Iraqi insurgents waylay three minibuses carrying U.S.-trained Iraqi soldiers heading home on leave and massacre about 50 of them — many of them shot in the head execution-style. 2006 — Australia’s government announces that more than 70,000 farmers are eligible for special federal relief after the worst drought in a century has affected more than half of Australia’s farm and ranch land. 2007 — Embarking on an ambitious 10-year moon exploration program, China launches its first lunar probe — a leap forward in the Asian space race that gives a boost to national pride, and the promise of scientific and military payoffs. 2008 — A Russian Soyuz capsule touches down in Kazakhstan after delivering the first two men to follow their fathers into space, a Russian and an American, to the international space station.

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DEAR ABBY: My sisterin-law has just informed me that she doesn’t think it is as important for her daughters to attend college as it is her sons. My mother-in-law recently made a crack about my finances because she knows I’m paying off my student loans for two degrees. My father-in-law can’t understand what “all the fuss is about” now that my oldest daughter is preparing for college. Abby, I have friends in their 30s and 40s who, for one reason or another, are single women supporting themselves. Even some who have degrees are struggling, but they are able to own their own homes because they are able to earn decent salaries. What should I say when my mother-in-law and sister-in-law put me down for higher learning? Neither of them went to college or has ever worked. They would be on welfare if they didn’t have their husbands’ income. By the way, I’m not having any problem paying back my student loans, and my husband is proud of my accomplishments. — EDUCATED IN TENNESSEE DEAR EDUCATED: Your mother-in-law and sister-inlaw are misguided. They do not understand the financial realities that exist for women today because they have never been exposed to them. Nothing that you can say to them will change their mind-set. So rather than respond to their naive comments, take every opportunity to encourage your nieces to pursue their educations so they can live independent lives. And pray that your father-in-law and brother-in-law leave their wives well-provided-for should tragedy strike, because otherwise they could wind up on your doorstep.


DEAR ABBY: I was raised from an early age that if you play a game, you have to play fair and obey the rules. Those rules were never bent regardless of what the game was or who we played with. Over the years I have played games with many people, and while I realize it’s possible for people to play the same game slightly differently, the rules still applied. What I don’t understand is cheating. A couple Dear I know allow their Abby children to Universal Press play games Syndicate with adults and let them cheat. What they’re doing is obvious, and their parents even joke about it. I no longer enjoy playing with this family, but I don’t know what to do or say. I have tried to subtly discourage and stop the deceptions, but I don’t want to seem like a sore loser. Any suggestions? — PLAYS BY THE RULES, URBANA, OHIO DEAR PLAYS BY THE RULES: Yes. Do not play games with the family if the children are involved. It’s not about being a sore loser; it’s about not being a chump. By allowing their children to ignore the “rules,” these parents are sending the message that rules don’t apply to them. Because the children cheat when they play with you, it’s safe to assume that they think it’s acceptable to do it with other kids. And when their contemporaries realize what’s going on, who do you think won’t be allowed to join their games — or anything else? Look at it this way: From little cheaters, big cheaters grow.


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Caught in the Avalanche Canes fall to Colorado 5-4

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Maryland, Duke renew dormant ACC rivalry

Eagles stun Louisburg, 14-13 By GEOFF NEVILLE The Franklin Times

LOUISBURG — Louisburg’s Warriors almost dipped into their seasonlong cauldron of fantastic finishes once again Friday night. But this time, it wasn’t meant to be. Instead, Warren County held off two late Louisburg threats, including a missed field goal in the closing seconds, for a 14-13 victory in a Northern Carolina Conference football showdown at Patterson Field. Louisburg, which has four victories of less than seven points this fall,

Spartans eliminated from playoffs

dropped to 7-2 overall and 2-2 in the NCC. That leaves the Warriors in third place heading into next Friday’s home game versus Northwest Halifax. Warren County’s conquest was its first in conference action, as the Eagles are now 2-7 and 1-4. Louisburg scored on its fourth possession of the contest as quarterback Deandre Blacknall hooked up with Ryan Branch on a 10-yard fade pass for a touchdown at the 9:24 mark of the second stanza. Chase Ragland tacked on the PAT,

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Please see EAGLES, page 2B Warren County’s Jonell Brown recovers a Louisburg fumble in the

Eagles’ 14-13 win over Louisburg Friday night.



Kerr-Vance’s varsity soccer team was eliminated from state playoff contention with a 2-0 loss at Fayetteville Academy Friday. The 15th-seeded Spartans kept Fayetteville off the board in the second half, but couldn’t make the best of some opportunities to overcome the two-goal halftime deficit. “We played great. Their keeper made some huge saves and we blew some really good chances that would have been the difference,” said KVA coach Rick Frampton, whose team finishes the 2009 campaign with a 10-12-4 record. Fayetteville scored their first goal 20 minutes into the match, and added their second three minutes before the half. “We had some really good opportunities that we didn’t finish. That’s been the story all year, it’s not anything new,” said Frampton. “We played them really tough and unfortunately we’d rather end the season on a win, but... we played really hard.”

Crusaders crush Vikes

Northern falls 43-0 to Cardinal Gibbons From STAFF REPORTS

Cardinal Gibbons built a 28-0 halftime and never looked back in its 43-0 win at home over Northern Vance Friday. Gibbons scored three of its touchdowns on Viking turnovers, including an interception return for a touchdown just before halftime. “We are just making too many mistakes,” said Northern coach Cedric Crudup. The Vikings held the Crusaders to one touchdown after the first quarter, but couldn’t get on the scoreboard with an answer. Northern (1-8, 0-3) put up just 70 yards of total offense on Gibbons, which improved to 8-1 overall and 3-0 in Carolina 3A. The Vikings host J.F. Webb next week before closing out the season with crosstown foe Southern Vance. “These next two games are rival games,” said Crudup. “We do have something to play for. They have to let this one go and come back strong next week.”


Southern Vance’s Nunu Henderson dives over an Orange player for a touchdown during the second quarter of the Raiders’ 30-21 win over the Panthers Friday night. To view or purchase photos, visit us on the Web at www.

Orange seeing blue Raiders get a big night from Henderson, defense in conference win By ERIC S. ROBINSON Dispatch Sports Editor

Southern Vance’s offense got things started with a big first half, but it was the defense that sealed the deal late in the fourth quarter. After their 24-6 lead over Orange dwindled to 24-21 in the fourth quarter, the Raider defense came up with two big interceptions to hold on for the crucial 30-21 Carolina 3A Conference win.

The Raiders got a big day from junior running back Nunu Henderson. Henderson carried it 22 times for 100 yards and a touchdown. He also caught three passes for 66 yards and a score. “What a great little package,” Southern coach Mark Perry said of Henderson. “It’s kind of like Christmas time, and everybody wants to open a big box, but all the real good things come in small packages.” “That kid does a world of

wonders. He runs his little heart out. I don’t know where we’d be without him right now because he’s come up with some big plays.” Already down 18-6, Orange put themselves in a deeper hole late in the first half. In the waning seconds before intermission, Fred Blanks threw a pass that was picked off by Josh Young near midfield and returned all the way into the end zone with Please see RAIDERS, page 3B

By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer

DURHAM — Maryland’s visit to Duke will only feel like a nonconference game. No, these two charter members of the Atlantic Coast Conference haven’t left the league. But with 12 teams in the ACC and a rotating, two-division schedule, sometimes it does seem like the Terrapins and Maryland (2-5) Blue Devils at Duke (3-3) live in differSaturday, 1:30 p.m. ent football universes. Hard to believe that a pair of schools that meet twice a year on the basketball court under Mike Krzyzewski and Gary Williams will match up on a football field Saturday for the first time since 2004. The Blue Devils’ roster is full of players who have never played against the Terps, and they’re led by a man who has never gone against them as a head coach. So David Cutcliffe turned to the film room to familiarize his team with its one-time rival. “They don’t know a lot about Maryland, so I’ve done a little education with them,” Cutcliffe said. “Kids don’t see much past now, today. So all they know is that Maryland had a difficult start. But when you put on the tape, they see a good football team. You don’t really have to convince kids — they’ve seen enough tape, they know what a good team looks like and what a bad team looks like. “Maryland, a lot of people will take exception to this because of their record, but they’re not a bad football team. They just haven’t taken care of the ball in critical situations, and that’s cost them games.” Indeed, the numbers haven’t been kind to the Terps (2-5, 1-2) so far. They rank near the bottom of the league in scoring offense (22.9 points per game), scoring defense (33.7 ppg), rushing offense (100.7 yards per game) and rushing defense (158.3 ypg), and are worst in the ACC with 20 turnovers. But even though it might Please see TERPS-DEVILS, page 3B

Tigers too much for Webb, 27-20 By KELLEN HOLTZMAN Dispatch Staff Writer

Less than two minutes into the fourth quarter, J.F. Webb appeared to be in danger of being blown out on homecoming against Chapel Hill. Webb fell behind 27-6 in the fourth quarter before storming back to cut the lead to seven. The Warriors got the ball back with less than a minute to play, but couldn’t convert in their 27-20 loss to Chapel Hill Friday. “There’s no such thing as a moral victory. I don’t believe in it,” said J.F. Webb coach Currin. “I’m happy our kids fought back. To have the ball to go down and score and win the game — if you had said that at the beginning of the first quarter, I bet most people in the stadium wouldn’t have believed it.” After Joel Adcock rushed for a touchdown and a two-point conversion, Webb’s defense allowed a

first down before stuffing Tiger running back Daniel Watson on fourth and two to regain possession with 36 seconds left on the clock. However, the Chapel Hill drive burned all of Currin’s timeouts. Adcock connected with Ty Breedlove for a first down at the Webb 41 before another completion to Matthew Gumm around midfield. Gumm was tackled inbounds and the Warriors couldn’t get back to the line of scrimmage before the clock rolled to zeros. “We got a lot of momentum in the fourth quarter,” said Currin. “A few more seconds would have helped. Another timeout would have helped. When they made that first down, it kind of took us out.” Adcock brought Webb within a touchdown when he scored from five yards out on a quarterback keeper. Adcock plunged across the goal line for the two-point converPlease see WARRIORS, page 3B

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J.F. Webb’s Joel Adcock tries to elude the Chapel Hill defense during the Warriors’ 27-20 loss to the Tigers Friday night.



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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Two-minute drill Spartan varsity, JV netters fall to Parrott Local Sports Youth b-ball sign-ups soon at Rec Dept. The Henderson/Vance Recreation and Parks Department is holding youth basketball sign-ups during the week ov Nov. 2-7. The hours during the weekdays will be 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and hours for Saturday, Nov. 7 will be 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The registration fee is $30 for players who have not participated in a sport with the recreation department this year, or $20 for players who have participated this year. All new players must bring a birth certificate when they sign up. For more information, call Steve Osborne at (252) 438-2670 or Gene King at (252) 438-3948.

NFL Panthers LB Davis questionable against Bills CHARLOTTE (AP) — Carolina Panthers leading tackler Thomas Davis is questionable for Sunday’s game against Buffalo with a hamstring injury. The starting weakside linebacker missed his second straight practice Friday with an injury apparently sustained in practice Wednesday. Kickoff specialist Rhys Lloyd, running back Jonathan Stewart, fullback Brad Hoover and linebacker Na’il Diggs are also questionable, but all practiced in full Friday. The speedy Davis is off to the best start of his career with 55 tackles, two sacks and an interception. He’s spearheaded Carolina’s improved play on defense the last two weeks. Landon Johnson would likely fill in if Davis can’t play, with James Anderson also seeing more time.

Ochocinco, Hope, English, Vilma draw fines NEW YORK (AP) — Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco was fined $10,000 by the NFL on Friday for a uniform violation. The colorful Cincinnati wideout was fined for wearing the wrong colored chin strap (black) during the Bengals’ loss to Houston last Sunday. Also fined $10,000 was Tennessee Titans safety Chris Hope for roughing-the-passer against New England in a 59-0 loss during which Tom Brady threw for six touchdowns. San Diego rookie linebacker Larry English was fined $7,500 for a horse collar tackle in the Chargers’ loss to Denver on Monday night. Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma received a $10,000 fine for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Giants quarterback Eli Manning. Earlier in the week, the league suspended Carolina safety Dante Wesley one game for launching himself into defenseless Tampa Bay returner Clifton Smith. Wesley will lose $36,000 in salary for the game.

Local Preps Saturday, Oct. 24 Tennis n NCHSAA individual regionals Volleyball-HS 3A first round Southern Vance (16-11) at Western Harnett (12-3) 11:30 a.m.


Sports on TV Saturday, Oct. 24 AUTO RACING 10 a.m. n ESPN2 — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Tums Fast Relief 500, at Martinsville, Va. 10:45 a.m. n ESPN2 — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, pole qualifying for Kroger on Track for the Cure 250, at Memphis, Tenn. 1 p.m. n SPEED — NASCAR, Truck Series, Kroger 200, at Martinsville, Va. 3:30 p.m. n ESPN2 — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Kroger on Track for the Cure 250, at Memphis, Tenn. 6:30 p.m. n ESPN2 — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, “Happy Hour Series,” final practice for Tums Fast Relief 500, at Martinsville, Va. (sameday tape) COLLEGE FOOTBALL Noon n ESPN — Minnesota at Ohio St. n ESPN2 — Illinois at Purdue 12:30 p.m. n FSN — Iowa St. at Nebraska VERSUS — Oklahoma St. at Baylor 3:30 p.m. n ABC — Regional coverage, Penn St. at Michigan, Oregon at Washington, Clemson at Miami or Oklahoma at Kansas n CBS — National coverage, Tennessee at Alabama n ESPN — Regional coverage, Penn St. at Michigan or Clemson at Miami n NBC — Boston College at

Notre Dame 4 p.m. n VERSUS — Air Force at Utah 7:30 p.m. n ESPN — Florida at Mississippi St. n ESPN2 — Auburn at LSU n VERSUS — TCU at BYU 8:07 p.m. n ABC — Regional coverage, Oregon St. at Southern Cal or Texas at Missouri 10:15 p.m. n FSN — Arizona St. at Stanford GOLF 8:30 a.m. n TGC — European PGA Tour, Castello Masters, third round, at Castellon, Spain 2 p.m. n TGC — Nationwide Tour Championship, third round, at Charleston, S.C. 5 p.m. n TGC — PGA Tour, Open, third round, at Scottsdale, Ariz. 7:30 p.m. n TGC — Champions Tour, AT&T Championship, second round, at San Antonio (same-day tape) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7:30 p.m. n FOX — Playoffs, American League Championship Series, game 6, L.A. Angels at N.Y. Yankees (if necessary) SOCCER 7:30 a.m. n ESPN2 — Premier League, Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Aston Villa, at Wolverhampton, England


Kerr-Vance’s varsity and junior varsity tennis teams were defeated by Arendell Parrott Academy Friday. Varsity coach Dave Donaldson said his team improved over its first meeting, but were still defeated 8-1. Donaldson’s squad is 7-9 overall and 3-4 in Eastern Plains Independent Conference play. The Spartans have their final conference match against Cary Christian. PARROTT ACADEMY 8-, KERR-VANCE 1 Singles n No. 1 — PA’s Campbell Huddle def. Emily Adkins 6-2, 6-3 n No. 2 — PA’s Tilden Mauck def. Elizabeth Hill 6-0, 6-2 n No. 3 — PA’s Teigha Beth Bailey def. Kat Blackburn 2-6, 6-2, 10-2 n No. 4 — PA’s Liz Mitchell def. Morgan Watkins 6-2, 7-5 n No. 5 — KVA’s Meredith Freeman def. Mary Scott Manning 4-6, 6-3, 10-4 n No. 6 — PA’s Jessica Cunningham def. Winnie Irvin 6-4, 6-1 Doubles n No. 1 — PA’s Huddle and Bailey def. Adkins and Hill 8-6 n No. 2 — PA’s Mauck and Mitchell def. Freeman and Alexandra Gwynn 8-4


Kerr-Vance’s Winnie Irvin hits a backhand return during her sixth seed singles match against Parrott Academy Friday afternoon. To view or purchase photos, visit us on the Web at www. n No. 3 — PA’s Manning and Cunningham def. Blackburn and Watkins 8-1

the season 7-6.

The junior varsity team was defeated 7-2 Friday, in what was their final match of the season. The Spartans finish

PARROTT ACADEMY 7, KERR-VANCE 2 Singles n No. 1 — PA’s Danielle McLaughlin def. Kendall Thomason 8-4 n No. 2 — PA’s Lucy Manning def. Erin Crews 8-6 n No. 3 — PA’s Kayla King def. Price Wester 8-0 n No. 4 — PA’s Emily Riley def. Cameron Ford 8-6

n No. 5 — KVA’s Cassidy Tucker def. Summer Taylor 8-6 n No. 6 — KVA’s Caitlyn Holmes def. Lauren Thomas 8-3 Doubles n No. 1 — PA’s McLaughlin and Manning def. Tucker and Holmes 8-0 n No. 2 — PA’s King and Riley def. Clara Freeman and Bailey Redecker 8-1 n No. 3 — PA’s Taylor and Thomas def. Shavani Patel and Maggie Thompson 8-1

Avalanche get the best of Hurricanes, 5-4 DENVER (AP) — Seeing Darcy Tucker injured on a check into the boards was bad enough. Colorado coach Joe Sacco tried to make sure things didn’t get any worse, urging his team to rein in its emotions after seeing Tucker taken off the ice on a backboard. The talk seemed to refocus the Avalanche, with Milan Hejduk and Wojtek Wolski scoring goals in quick succession after Tucker’s injury and Colorado went on to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-4 on Friday night. “You can go two ways there,” Avalanche captain Adam Foote said. “Joe grabbed the guys and told them to regain their composure and not go running around trying to get guys back. “You can lose your whole team on a hit like that, end up in the box and lose the two points. It’s probably a good thing (Carolina forward Tuomo Ruutu) got the major and got kicked out of the game.” Tucker was hurt when he was slammed into the boards by Ruutu as he tried to play the puck in the Hurricanes’ end at 14:34 of the second period. Tucker’s face hit the glass hard and he fell to the ice on his back unconscious as Avalanche doctors and trainers attended to him, bringing a hush to both benches and the crowd. Medical personnel ap-

subsequent power play, converting a feed from Paul Stasny to put the Avalanche up 3-2 at 10 minutes of the second period. Forty seconds later, Wolski scored his team-leading fifth goal of the season, one-timing a shot off a pass behind the net from Chris Stewart. “After what happened there, we got two goals and got momentum in the game,” Stastny said. “First and foremost, I’ll keep him in my thoughts.” Carolina coach Paul

Maurice said he didn’t see Ruutu’s hit on Tucker. “All I can say is the league will take care of looking at it and I’m a huge, huge Darcy Tucker supporter and I hope he’s OK. I really do,” said Maurice, who coached Tucker with Toronto. He added that Ruutu’s hit also cost the Hurricanes. “We missed him,” Maurice said. “There’s no question. On the road, to lose a forward like that, we missed him.” Carolina, trying for its first win in five road games, pulled within one on Matt Cullen’s goal at 16:15 of the second period and was in position to tie it early in the third period when Ray Whitney was awarded a penalty shot after David Jones interfered with his path to the net from behind. Whitney rushed up to net and let loose a shot from up close that goalie Craig Anderson blocked by getting his stick out front and dropping to his knees. Anderson had 32 saves on the night while making his 10th consecutive start to open the season, a franchise record. He had his seventh win this month, tying the team record for most wins in October. The teams traded goals in the third period, with Paul Stastny scoring his second goal of the night with Colorado in a 5-on-3 power play.

ed from its own end zone. The boot was shanked for just 10, and Louisburg was miraculously set up at the Eagles’ 15 with 31 ticks left. LHS ran one play up the middle and then spiked the ball to set up an attempt by Ragland. The kick was long enough, but sailed wide left. Miles was 10-of-16 passing for Warren County for 120 yards. The Eagles compiled 186 total yards and took advantage of four

Louisburg turnovers. LHS racked up 257 yards — 182 on the ground and 75 through the air. Blacknall combined for 125 total passing/rushing yards, and Hunt ran for a game-high 80 yards on 17 totes. Markeith Kearney was Louisburg’s tackle leader with 10. Warren County will return home next Friday to meet Bunn, which is currently in second place in the NCC.

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Colorado center Paul Stastny picks up the puck as Carolina right winger Chad LaRose comes in to cover in the third period of the Avalanche’s 5-4 victory in Friday’s game. plied a neck brace before strapping the forward to a backboard. Tucker appeared to regain consciousness as he was moved off the ice, revealing a pool of blood where he had been laying for more than 5 minutes. The team said Tucker had a concussion but was alert and taken to the hospital for further treatment and evaluation. Ruutu was assessed a major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct, and Hejduk scored on the

EAGLES, from page 1B and the Warriors had the early homecoming advantage at 7-0. Warren County responded later in the period by going 55 yards in four plays, with signal-caller E.J. Miles connecting with Anthony Judkins on a 30yard TD pass with 1:50 to play before the break. The Eagles missed a 2-point run, leaving Louisburg ahead 7-6. The Warriors, with limited time remaining in the quarter, quickly drove downfield following the kickoff. Ervin Hunt then dove into the end zone from 3 yards out with 27 seconds left. The PAT was unsuccessful, and Louisburg went to halftime ahead by a 13-6 score. Warren County put together a drive to open the second half, but the Eagles were stopped on downs at the LHS 8. But three plays later, Warren County’s Jonell Brown recovered a fumble,

and the Eagles had the ball back at the Louisburg 13. On second play, Miles found a wide-open Kelby Henderson for a 15-yard touchdown hookup. Warren County opted to go for the important 2-point conversion, and Barry Williams went into the end zone on a sweep off the right side to give the Eagles their first lead at 14-13 with 2:17 to play in the third frame. Both teams picked up defensive stands on fourth down in the final quarter before Louisburg eventually took over at its own 41 with 4:03 left. Aided by a 15-yard face mask infraction by the Eagles, LHS methodically moved downfield and got to the WC 8 before fumbling the ball. Warren County’s Tevin Henderson recovered with 57 seconds remaining, but Louisburg still had three time-outs. The Eagles were unable to move the ball and punt-

Winning Tickets RALEIGH — These numbers were drawn Friday afternoon by the North Carolina Lottery: Early Pick 3: 0-1-1 Late Pick 3: 9-1-6 Pick 4: 6-0-2-3 Cash 5: 3-23-27-36-37

RICHMOND, Va. — These numbers were drawn Friday afternoon by the Virginia Lottery: Pick 3: 7-2-2 Pick 4: 0-7-4-8 Cash 5: 1-9-13-16-24 These numbers were drawn Friday night: Pick 3: 0-2-2 Pick 4: 4-9-1-2 Cash 5: 2-13-14-17-21 Mega Mill.: 27-45-48-54-56 Mega Ball: 2


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Saturday, October 24, 2009


Navy QB Proctor gets first career start on Saturday

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Florida State coach Bobby Bowden waves his hat after Florida State defeated North Carolina 30-27 Thursday in Chapel Hill.

Seminoles’ win quiets talk of Bowden retirement By BRENT KALLESTAD Associated Press Writer

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Bobby Bowden wanted to find out what his Florida State team was made of: men or mice. Trailing North Carolina 17-6 at halftime and playing badly, Bowden and his coaches tore into the Seminole players with a verbal lashing the coach said they deserved. “You are not playing up to your potential,” Bowden recalled of the scolding. “You’ve got 30 more minutes to go out there and become a man or a mouse.” The Seminoles gave up another touchdown and trailed 24-6 midway through the third quarter before they broke loose behind Christian Ponder’s brilliant passing. With Ponder hitting his last 16 passes, the Seminoles scored 24 points in less than 15 minutes to grab a 30-27 win over North Carolina on Thursday. “I can’t remember a better performance by a quarterback under the circumstances,” Bowden said Friday. “How could it be any better?” Bowden compared Ponder’s performance to a fourth-quarter comeback win that Charlie Ward led the Seminoles to at Georgia Tech in 1992 and a second-half comeback engineered by Chris Weinke that fell short at Miami in 2000. “They’re winners,” Bowden said, grouping Ponder with his two Heisman-winning quarterbacks. Ponder’s heroics saved Bowden from his first four-

game losing streak at Florida State and temporarily quieted critics who want the 79-year-old coach to retire from a program that has slipped from its status among the collegiate elite in recent seasons. “You can imagine what it would have been if we had lost,” Bowden said. “The only answer is to win. You have to win. That’s where the pressure comes.” Aside from Ponder, the Seminoles (3-4, 1-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) looked inept for much of the game — managing only 43 rushing yards and being tagged with 16 penalties. Bowden, hoarse on Friday from a lack of sleep, said he couldn’t remember a team that won while playing “that bad and that awful.” Ponder was the exception. He continued his near flawless play this season, completing 33 of 40 passes for 395 yards and three touchdowns while logging his sixth straight game without an interception. The junior from Colleyville, Texas, has completed 70 percent of his passes for 2,176 yards and a dozen touchdowns with just one interception. He has thrown 237 passes since his last interception. Despite their 1-3 ACC standing, the conference’s mediocre Atlantic Division remains up for grabs and the Seminoles will have a say in who wins it. Bowden knows that the morale boost from the comeback win at North Carolina won’t last long. “What does it mean?” Bowden asked. “Seven more days of peace?”

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Experience will not be on Navy’s side when the Midshipmen host Wake Forest on Saturday. Wake Forest’s spread offense is led by Riley Skinner, a four-year starter and the school’s all-time passing leader. Navy’s run-oriented triple-option attack will be directed by Kriss Proctor, a sophomore making his first career start. Proctor is replacing Rickey Dobbs. An MRI this week revealed that the Douglasville, Ga., has a cracked bone in his right knee. Dobbs, who has a team-high 579 rushing yards, leads the nation with 16 rushing touchdowns. Proctor played the final 24 minutes in Navy’s 63-14 win against Rice on Oct. 10. He rushed for 82 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound California native displayed a good grasp

tice repetitions with the first team and performed well, according to Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo. “Kriss has gotten a ton of reps in practice and knows what to do. I have complete confidence that coach (Ivin) Jasper will get him ready to go,” Niumatalolo said. “There might be more question marks if we hadn’t seen (Proctor) perform in a live Division I game. He got in there against Rice and did some good things.” Wake Forest head coach Jim Grobe did not know about Dobbs’ injury earlier this week when he talked about trying to stop Navy’s unique offense. The Demon Deacons gave up 520 yards rushing in two games against the Midshipmen last season, and that was when they had a pair of NFL draft picks in linebacker Aaron Curry (Seattle Seahawks) and cornerback Alphonso

Smith (Denver Broncos). “They run the tripleoption to perfection. Defensively, we’ve got some thoughts, but whether we can execute that or not ... we’ll have to wait until Saturday to find out,” Grobe said. “It’s not how much the coaches know, it’s how much we can teach the players in one week. We’ve got a lot of new guys playing them this year.” Free safety Josh Bush said it was invaluable to watch videotape of Wake Forest’s three games against Navy in 2007 and 2008. “It helps as far as knowing what they’re going to do and getting used to things they’re going to do,” Bush said. “I haven’t had a chance to play against Navy, so I can go back and watch film of Chip Vaughn and Kevin Patterson and see how they played their assignments, and hopefully that will help me on Saturday.”

non-losing season — since 1994. They’ve barely resembled the team that lost its opener to Richmond of the FCS. “It’s definitely a different team, a different atmosphere,” McCullough said. Duke hung close with nationally ranked Virginia Tech before claiming a three-touchdown victory at North Carolina State — its first road ACC win in

almost six years. “It’s going to change. I said it over in Raleigh (after the N.C. State win), and I meant it,” Cutcliffe said. “There’s a lot of people taking Duke football seriously. We’re serious about Duke football, and we will win (as a program). I don’t feel that’s arrogant to say that, and if it is, then I’ll be arrogant, because we’re going to win.”

receiver sweep to the right side of the field before the point after touchdown was missed to make it 27-12. Chapel Hill built a 13-0 halftime lead behind the rushing efforts of Daniel Watson, who finished with 31 carries for 138 yards. Watson scored with 5:50 left in the first quarter to make it 7-0 on a short, two yard rushing touchown. He extended the lead to 13-0 on another short goalline play, bursting through the middle for the score. Tiger quarterback Stephen Wistner set up the first touchdown with passing plays of 15 and 28 yards. Wistner was 5-of-12 passing for 90 yards. The Chapel Hill drive began when John Porter picked off an Adcock pass and returned it 32 yards to the Warrior 38. Another Webb turnover started the Tigers’ second scoring drive when Adock was stripped by a Chapel

Hill defender at the Warrior 29. “After four turnovers, we were really lucky to still be in it,” Currin said of the first half. “The defense played a heck of a game.” Webb wasted no time making up for the early turnovers as Devante Hicks returned the second half’s opening kick to paydirt for an 87-yard touchdown. Hicks bounced to the left and outran the Tiger defense down the left sideline for the score. The Warriors failed to cash in on a two-point conversion, leaving the score at 13-6. Chapel Hill responded with an aerial strike from Wistner. The quarterback found Eddie Burgaw sliding towards the left-side pylon with 6:04 left in the third for a 25-yard touchdown. The Tigers increased the lead to 27-6 early in the fourth quarter

when Watson skirted around the Webb defense and down the sideline for a 60-yard touchdown run. “They’re really good up front on the offensive and defensive line,” Currin said. “It took us awhile to get used to their size and speed.” Webb (3-6, 1-2) and Chapel Hill (4-5, 2-1) came into the contest with identical records. Now, Currin must turn his focus to preparing for Northern Vance in a crucial Carolina 3A game for the Warriors. “Your goal is to win every week,” said Currin. “We want to beat Northern Vance next week. We want to beat Cardinal Gibbons the week after that. Northern Vance is a big rival for us. Anytime we play one of the Vance schools or Granville schools, it’s going to be a rivalry.”

another pass — this one into the arms of Southern linebacker William Talley. The Raiders capitalized on the short field when Harris connected with Henderson for a 21-yard touchdown. The failed 2-point attempt made it 30-21. Octavius Holden clinched the win for Southern Vance by picking off another Blanks pass with a little over a minute to play. Harris took a couple of knees to run out the clock. Perry said the gameplan coming into the second half was to win the field position battle. “I think that made a big difference for us. I know three or four of their five drives, they started inside the 30-yard line. It’s hard to go 70-80 yards without having a penalty or having something bad happen on your way down there, especially in high school football,” he said. “We went back to simplicity this week and kept it simple and it’s paid off big dividends for us.” The game had the mak-

ing of a high-scoring affair early, with both teams scoring on their opening drives. Orange took a 6-0 lead after marching downfield after the opening kickoff. Blanks threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to McCulley. The Raiders responded with Henderson’s first big play of the game. Facing fourth down on the Panther 37, Harris completed a long pass down the sideline to Henderson, who was down at the 2. Harris kept it himself for the touchdown score that tied it at 6. Harris’ biggest run of the night set up the next Southern score. A 36-yard scamper gave the Raiders first down on the 13. On the next play, Henderson took the handoff off to the left and all the way in. The failed 2-pointer made it 12-6. A big return for Orange’s Drevis Torian to midfield was all for naught on the next possession, as the Panthers went three and out. Southern’s Hikeem Jones responded with a big punt return of

his own, taking it all the way to the Orange 29. The drive concluded with a 5-yard touchdown from Harris to Shaquille Lemay with 42 ticks left in the first half. Young’s interception came less than 30 seconds later, but McCulley’s kept hope alive for Orange. The Panthers’ potent rushing attack was led by Torian, who tallied 100 yards on 11 carries. Harris rushed for 59 yards on 11 carries for Southern. He was 7-of19 passing for 99 yards, but was hurt by several dropped passes on the night. Tommy Warren contributed 36 yards on the ground. The Raiders rebounded from a 28-13 loss at Cardinal Gibbons, while Orange was riding high after a 35-9 drubbing of J.F. Webb. With the win, Southern improves to 1-2 in conference play. They travel to Chapel Hill next week.

of the triple-option. “I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous, but I can’t let that affect the way I play,” Proctor said. “I have confidence in everybody around me and I think they have confidence in me as well.” There is history between Wake Forest (4-3) and Navy (5-2), which is looking forward to hosting an Atlantic Coast Conference on Homecoming in Annapolis. Wake Forest routed Navy 44-24 on its Homecoming in 2007. “This is one of those games you circle on the calendar before the season,” Proctor said. “They beat us in the bowl game last year and we want to get redemption. It’s a huge game and we have a good scheme so we feel like we can get the win.” Dobbs did not practice at all this week and was wearing an immobilizer brace on his right leg. Proctor took all the prac-

TERPS-DEVILS, from page 1B not show on the stat sheet, Maryland believes things are getting better. The Terps held Virginia to 67 yards rushing and held the Coastal Divisionleading Cavaliers’ offense out of the end zone until the fourth quarter of last week’s 20-9 loss. That’s a significantly better performance than in an overtime victory over FCS team James Madison or a loss to mid-major Middle Tennes-

see State. “We look at ourselves as making strides. Each game we’ve kind of improved,” Maryland defensive back Jamari McCullough said. “Now we have to continue to improve and work on getting some turnovers.” The Blue Devils (3-3, 1-1) are entering a stretch of winnable games that could help propel them to their first bowl — and first

WARRIORS, from page 1B sion to make it 27-20. “It’s a little goal-line package we have that’s been pretty good for us,” said Currin. “We put some big boys out there. It’s one of those deals where you just want to punch somebody in the mouth and just punch it in there.” The Warrior drive started on the Chapel Hill 27 after the Tigers punter was tackled on fourth down following a mishandled snap. The one-two punch of Adcock and Akeem Daniel pushed the ball inside the red zone to set up the Adcock score. Adcock finished 8-of-12 for 41 yards in addition to 32 yards on the ground. Daniel carried the ball 19 times for 84 yards. Trailing 27-6, Webb came to life on a 60-yard drive, capped off by a Darquis Thomas touchdown. Thomas scored from five yards out on a wide

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RAIDERS, from page 1B 18 seconds to play. The failed conversion made it 24-6. Southern seemed to have all the momentum, but it was the Orange fans that went into halftime cheering. Senior wide receiver Donovan McCulley returned the next kickoff all the way in for a touchdown as the half ended. The 75-yard return and the successful two-point conversion made it 24-14 at the break. “Was that a heartbreaker or what? You’re getting ready to go in here at halftime with a three-touchdown lead and now all of a sudden it’s two,” said Perry. “But, you know, on... a positive note, we recovered from it and took one down there late and scored and won this football game.” “It showed a little character there.” After a scoreless third quarter, Orange’s offense got going in the fourth. The Panthers intercepted James Harris’ pass in the Raiders’ opening fourthquarter drive to give them possession at the 38. It


Southern Vance’s Josh Young slips a tackle after intercepting a pass and returns it for a touchdown during the second quarter of the Raiders’ 30-21 win over Orange Friday night. To view or purchase photos, visit us on the Web at www. was the only turnover on the night for Southern, and the only major mistake from Harris in an otherwise solid performance. The Panthers drove downfield, relying on their running attack. After some help from a 15-yard facemask penalty that put them deep in the red zone, John Kenion was able to

punch it in from the 2 to make it 24-21. Orange had possession again after forcing Southern to go three and out with less than five minutes on the clock. A 5-yard penalty to open the series gave Orange first and five from the 22, but two straight incompletions had the Panthers staring at third down. Blanks threw

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Newman, Gordon to start up front at Martinsville By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Jimmie Johnson finally wasn’t flawless at Martinsville. The points leader and winner in five of the past six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races on the smallest, tightest oval in the series qualified 15th Friday. Ryan Newman won

the pole for Sunday’s race with a lap at 96.795 mph, followed by Jeff Gordon at 96.519. Mark Martin, who trails Johnson and Gordon at the midpoint of the 10-race playoff, will start fourth, giving Hendrick Motorsports two cars in the front two rows. The pole is Newman’s second of the season and 45th of his career. “It’s the place to be, no

Redskins VP: Zorn’s job safe for now By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Well, that should quiet things down for a while. The Jim Zorn unemployment watch is over. Jerry Gray, as it turns out, isn’t a coach-in-waiting about to get promoted any day now. Another week of Washington Redskins craziness ended with an actual message of stability Friday: The front office said Zorn will be the coach for the rest of the season. “We were the soap opera for the NFL the last two weeks,” quarterback Jason Campbell said, “so hopefully it’ll calm down a little bit.” The unexpectedly strong vote of confidence was delivered in the morning by executive vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato. After letting anxiety build for several days following last week’s loss to Kansas City, Cerrato opened his ESPN980 radio show by saying: “Jim Zorn is the head coach of the Washington Redskins and will be for the rest of this season, and hopefully into the future.” The news dampens the rampant speculation that began when Zorn was asked to give up his play-calling duties following the 14-6 loss to the previously winless Chiefs. Zorn called the move “uncomfortable” and players expressed general concern over the state of the franchise, yet the powers-that-be remained silent until Friday. “The frustration is very high, everywhere around here,” Cerrato said. “But the relationships internally within this organization, quite frankly, remain the same.” Cerrato did not deliver a similar message to Zorn in person, but Zorn didn’t feel the need for it. The coach appeared to take the news in stride. “I don’t necessarily have a reaction to that because I am the head coach,” Zorn said. “I want to be here for the next 10 years. That’s my story.” The Redskins are 2-4 despite playing one of the weakest schedules in the league over the last five weeks. The offense, overseen by Zorn, has yet to score more than 17 points in a game and has twice failed to score a touchdown at home. Players, tired of answering endless questions about their coach’s job, welcomed the news as they prepared for Monday night’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles. “That should relieve a lot of tension and a lot of stress,” Campbell said. “Guys don’t have to worry about thinking about it or talking about it.” Linebacker London Fletcher said it was tough enough to win in the NFL without having to deal with uncertainty about the coach. “It allows us to go and

AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez

Washington head coach Jim Zorn speaks during a news conference at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va., Monday.

really exert all our energy and focus into the opponent,” Fletcher said. “I’m happy for him. I’m happy to know we’ll have stability this year, and into the future.” Zorn said if Cerrato’s endorsement makes for a more focused team, he’ll take it. “If it comforts the players — awesome!” Zorn said. “But I think our players are focused regardless of what the situation is. Whatever has to be said, I guess it has to be said, but we go on.” The uneasiness at Redskins Park began 2 1/2 weeks ago, when Snyder and Cerrato hired longtime NFL consultant Sherm Lewis as an offensive consultant. Lewis has now been promoted to play caller, even though he is still learning the play book and personnel. Those moves were seen as an attempt to undermine Zorn, positioning the franchise for a possible coaching change, perhaps to secondary coach Gray, during the upcoming bye week. Cerrato offered a different perspective, saying the moves were done to help Zorn, who is in the second year of a contract that’s guaranteed for three years. “Look at all the things that we’ve done to try to help,” Cerrato said. “You could have done other things drastically. No, you have confidence in him, because you want him to do well.” Cerrato said he now hoped Zorn’s status is “totally crystal clear.” “Hopefully we can just concentrate and focus on winning football games,” he said. Cerrato had several axes to grind during his radio show. He chided the media for reporting “false rumors,” but did not explain why he waited five days to break his own silence about the play-caller switch or Zorn’s overall status. He declined to speak to reporters after practcie. Cerrato also belittled what he called “off-thewall” comments made by Hall of Fame receiver Steve Largent, a close friend of Zorn’s who called the switch to Lewis

doubt, and it’s the place to finish,” Newman said. Newman downplayed Johnson’s poor showing, saying he noticed the three-time defending series champion spent very little time in practice working on his setup for the two-lap run. In all, only four of the 12 participants in the Chase for the championship qualified ahead of John-

son. Most chose to focus on their racing setup with prospects for additional practice sketchy. Heavy rain fell early at the speedway, and more is forecast for Saturday. The results, still, were a source of hope for Johnson’s Hendrick teammates and closest pursuers, especially Gordon, with only five races left to close a 90-point gap.

“Any time we can put a gap in between us, as well as the pit selection, that’s a step in the right direction for us, and we’re going to take anything good that comes our way and try to take advantage of it,” said Gordon, a seven-time polesitter on the 0.526-mile track. Johnson said he isn’t concerned with where he will start.

“It’ll hurt us on pit road for sure, but I really think that the way the car’s going to be and how well I can work traffic here, that it shouldn’t be too big of a problem,” he said. The top 10 also includes Martin Truex Jr., starting third, and David Reutimann, Casey Mears, Loey Logano, Bobby Labonte, Reed Sorenson and Kevin Harvick.


Waynesville Tuscola 35, West Henderson 0 Weddington 31, Indian Trail Porter Ridge 24 Weldon 14, North Edgecombe 6 West Forsyth 28, Pfafftown Reagan 11 West Iredell 45, West Wilkes 0 West Johnston 13, Knightdale 12 West Montgomery 61, South Davidson 0 West Rowan 41, East Rowan 7 West Stokes 41, South Stokes 7 Western Alamance 29, Eastern Guilford 27 Whiteville 30, West Bladen 0 Williamston 55, Pinetown Northside 20 Wilmington Ashley 24, New Bern 14 Wilmington Hoggard 16, Greenville Rose 13 Wilson Hunt 28, Southern Nash 20 Winston-Salem Carver 23, Winston-Salem Atkins 0 Winston-Salem Mt. Tabor 14, Davie County 10 Winston-Salem Parkland 21, Northwest Guilford 14 Winston-Salem Reynolds 14, North Davidson 0



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Friday’s Scores

Albemarle 54, East Montgomery 22 Alexander Central 28, Watauga County 14 Apex 33, Morrisville Green Hope 14 Apex Middle Creek 31, Panther Creek 17 Asheville 34, Asheville Roberson 3 Asheville Erwin 40, North Buncombe 6 Asheville Reynolds 43, McDowell County 0 Ayden-Grifton 35, North Duplin 21 Bessemer City 46, North Lincoln 12 Black Mountain Owen 16, Hendersonville 7 Boonville Starmount 68, North Wilkes 6 Brevard 20, Sylva Smoky Mountain 0 Bunn 20, Franklinton 6 Burlington Williams 28, Eden Morehead 18 Burnsville Mountain Heritage 69, Mitchell County 18 Cameron Union Pines 10, Southern Lee 0 Canton Pisgah 40, North Henderson 18 Cary 21, Lee County 7 Catawba Bandys 30, South Iredell 0 Central Davidson 21, East Davidson 14 Chapel Hill 27, Oxford Webb 20 Charlotte Berry Tech 38, North Stanly 0 Charlotte Catholic 41, Charlotte Garinger 14 Charlotte Christian 21, Raleigh Ravenscroft 14 Charlotte Country Day 24, Charlotte Providence Day 7 Charlotte Harding 14, West Mecklenburg 12 Charlotte Latin 31, North Cross, Va. 7 Charlotte Myers Park 23, South Mecklenburg 14 Charlotte Olympic 62, Charlotte Waddell 6 Charlotte Vance 21, North Mecklenburg 13 Charlotte Victory Christian 30, Mt. Zion Christian Academy 28 Cherokee 49, Rosman 25 Claremont Bunker Hill 35, West Caldwell 27 Clinton 33, Richlands 28 Concord 20, Mt. Pleasant 14 Concord Robinson 46, Cox Mill 7 Creswell 50, Cape Hatteras 0 Croatan 47, Topsail 21 Dixon 34, Lejeune 12 Durham Hillside 42, Durham Riverside 7 East Bladen 27, South Columbus 14 East Burke 42, Maiden 0 East Carteret 27, Pamlico County 21 East Columbus 50, St. Pauls 21 East Duplin 33, Swansboro 7 East Forsyth 47, Southwest Guilford 28 East Lincoln 49, Cherryville 6 East Mecklenburg 28, Charlotte Ardrey Kell 0 East Surry 48, North Stokes 0 East Wake 30, Clayton 26 East Wilkes 20, East Bend Forbush 6 Eastern Alamance 45, Mayodan McMichael 13 Elizabeth City Northeastern 54, Currituck County 0 Elkin 32, Alleghany County 0 Fairmont 26, Red Springs 0 Farmville Central 40, North Pitt 28 Fayetteville Britt 42, Fayetteville Smith 20 Fayetteville Seventy-First 32, Cape Fear 28 Fayetteville Westover 35, Spring Lake Overhills 20 Franklin 14, East Henderson 6 Fuquay-Varina 35, Raleigh Athens Drive 27 Garner 49, Southeast Raleigh 42 Gastonia Ashbrook 21, Gastonia Forestview 0 Gastonia Huss 21, Shelby Crest 13 Goldsboro 40, Princeton 13 Greensboro Dudley 40, Western Guilford 7 Greensboro Grimsley 3, Greensboro Smith 0 Greensboro Page 49, Southern Alamance 28 Harnett Central 38, Smithfield-Selma 7 Harrells Christian Academy 54, Fayetteville Christian 0 Havelock 31, Jacksonville 17 Hickory 21, Hickory St. Stephens 17 High Point Andrews 54, Randleman 3 Hillsborough Cedar Ridge 21, Carrboro 20 Hobbton 35, Lakewood (Salemburg) 16 Hoke County 42, Scotland County 21 Hope Mills Gray’s Creek 10, Western Harnett 7 Hope Mills South View 71, Fayetteville Pine Forest 19 Kannapolis Brown 38, Hickory Ridge 13 Kernersville Glenn 14, High Point Central 7 Kill Devil Hills First Flight 26, Bertie County 14 Kings Mountain 26, North Gaston 0 Kinston 35, Greene Central 6 Lake Norman 20, West Charlotte 18 Lawndale Burns 34, Morganton Patton 20 Lenoir Hibriten 62, Mooresville 21 Lincolnton 47, West Lincoln 7 Madison County 33, Avery County 27 Mallard Creek 41, Huntersville Hopewell 14 Manteo 44, Perquimans County 29 Marshville Forest Hills 48, Monroe Central 0 Marvin Ridge 24, Anson County 20 Matthews Butler 35, Charlotte Providence 28 Monroe 48, West Stanly 0 Monroe Sun Valley 37, Monroe Parkwood 20 Mt. Airy 31, Kernersville McGuinness 14 New Hanover County 19, Wilmington Laney 12 Newton Foard 20, South Caldwell 17 Newton-Conover 41, Vldese Draughn 6 North Brunswick 24, South Brunswick 14 North Rowan 34, Chatham Central 7 Northeast Guilford 54, Southwestern Randolph 7 Northern Guilford 63, Rockingham County 7 Northern Nash 20, Nash Central 0 Northwest Cabarrus 42, Central Cabarrus 0 Northwest Halifax 22, North Johnston 14 Pasquotank County 45, Edenton Holmes 7 Pender County 63, Clinton Union 29 Person County 63, Durham Jordan 29 Pikeville Aycock 31, Eastern Wayne 6 Polk County 62, Thomas Jefferson 0 Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons 28, Northern Vance 0 Raleigh Enloe 38, Raleigh Wakefield 10 Raleigh Millbrook 39, Raleigh Leesville Road 23 Raleigh Wake Christian 9, North Raleigh Christian 7 Reidsville 54, Graham 22 Richmond County 24, Lumberton 7 Robbinsville 40, Hayesville 6 Robersonville Roanoke 48, Chocowinity Southside 45 Rocky Mount 21, Wilson Fike 14 Salisbury 57, Lexington 6 Shelby 17, R-S Central 6 Siler City Jordan-Matthews 28, Yanceyville Yancey 6 South Central Pitt 9, Jacksonville White Oak 3 South Granville 27, Pittsboro Northwood 7 South Johnston 42, Southern Wayne 0 South Robeson 24, West Columbus 6 South Rowan 46, China Grove Carson 21 South Stanly 60, North Moore 12 Southern Durham 47, East Chapel Hill 0 Southern Guilford 10, North Forsyth 6 Southern Pines Pinecrest 22, Pembroke Swett 20 Southern Vance 30, Orange 21 SouthWest Edgecombe 22, Tarboro 16 Southwest Onslow 35, Jones County 12 Statesville 14, North Iredell 12 Surry Central 48, North Surry 26 Swain County 62, Andrews 7 Thomasville 42, West Davidson 0 Thomasville Ledford 21, Asheboro 13 Trinity 76, Wheatmore 0 Union Academy 34, Cuthbertson 7 Wake Forest-Rolesville 48, Raleigh Sanderson 14 Wallace-Rose Hill 42, Rocky Point Trask 7 Warren County 14, Louisburg 13 Warsaw Kenan 26, Dunn Midway 20 Washington 34, Greenville Conley 0

POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS Wilkes Central vs. Ashe County, ppd. to Oct 26. Morganton Freedom vs. East Rutherford, ppd. to Oct 26.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Saturday Schedule

SOUTH Clemson (3-3) at Miami (5-1), 3:30 p.m. UAB (2-4) at Marshall (4-3), Noon Georgia Tech (6-1) at Virginia (3-3), Noon James Madison (2-4) at William & Mary (5-1), 12:05 p.m. Arkansas (3-3) at Mississippi (4-2), 12:30 p.m. Butler (6-0) at Campbell (1-5), 1 p.m. Drake (5-1) at Davidson (2-4), 1 p.m. Morgan St. (5-1) at Delaware St. (1-4), 1 p.m. N. Carolina A&T (3-3) at Howard (2-4), 1 p.m. Marist (3-3) at Morehead St. (2-5), 1 p.m. Liberty (4-2) at Charleston Southern (2-4), 1:30 p.m. Maryland (2-5) at Duke (3-3), 1:30 p.m. Chattanooga (4-2) at Elon (5-1), 1:30 p.m. Alcorn St. (2-3) at Alabama St. (2-3), 2 p.m. S. Carolina St. (5-1) at Hampton (3-3), 2 p.m. E. Illinois (5-2) at Jacksonville St. (4-2), 2 p.m. Jackson St. (1-5) at MVSU (2-4), 2 p.m. VMI (1-5) at Presbyterian (0-6), 2 p.m. Furman (4-2) at The Citadel (2-4), 2 p.m. SE Missouri (1-5) at Tennessee Tech (3-3), 2:30 p.m. Georgia Southern (4-3) at Appalachian St. (4-2), 3 p.m. Norfolk St. (3-3) at Florida A&M (4-2), 3 p.m. Tennessee (3-3) at Alabama (7-0), 3:30 p.m. W. Kentucky (0-6) at Middle Tennessee (3-3), 3:30 p.m. Massachusetts (4-2) at Richmond (6-0), 3:30 p.m. North Texas (1-5) at Troy (4-2), 3:30 p.m. Winston-Salem (0-6) at Bethune-Cookman (2-4), 4 p.m. Wofford (1-5) at W. Carolina (1-5), 4 p.m. Florida Atlantic (1-4) at Louisiana-Lafayette (4-2), 5 p.m. Old Dominion (5-2) at Savannah St. (1-4), 5 p.m. S. Virginia (1-6) at Gardner-Webb (4-2), 6 p.m. E. Kentucky (4-2) at Austin Peay (2-4), 7 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe (4-2) at Kentucky (3-3), 7 p.m. SE Louisiana (4-2) at McNeese St. (4-2), 7 p.m. Vanderbilt (2-5) at South Carolina (5-2), 7 p.m. Tulane (2-4) at Southern Miss. (4-3), 7 p.m. Murray St. (2-4) at Tenn.-Martin (2-5), 7 p.m. Auburn (5-2) at LSU (5-1), 7:30 p.m. Florida (6-0) at Mississippi St. (3-4), 7:30 p.m. Texas St. (3-3) at Northwestern St. (0-6), 8 p.m. EAST Princeton (1-4) at Harvard (3-2), Noon South Florida (5-1) at Pittsburgh (6-1), Noon Connecticut (4-2) at West Virginia (5-1), Noon Brown (3-2) at Cornell (2-3), 12:30 p.m. Cent. Connecticut St. (5-1) at Bryant (3-3), 1 p.m. Lehigh (1-5) at Bucknell (3-3), 1 p.m. Colgate (7-0) at Holy Cross (5-1), 1 p.m. Fordham (3-3) at Lafayette (5-1), 1 p.m. Albany, N.Y. (5-2) at Monmouth, N.J. (3-3), 1 p.m. Towson (2-4) at Northeastern (0-6), 1 p.m. Sacred Heart (1-5) at Wagner (3-3), 1 p.m. Columbia (2-3) at Dartmouth (0-5), 1:30 p.m. New Hampshire (5-1) at Hofstra (4-3), 3 p.m. Wake Forest (4-3) at Navy (5-2), 3:30 p.m. Yale (3-2) at Penn (3-2), 3:30 p.m. Coastal Carolina (3-3) at Stony Brook (3-4), 3:30 p.m. Akron (1-5) at Syracuse (2-4), 3:30 p.m. Rhode Island (1-5) at Villanova (6-1), 3:30 p.m. Duquesne (2-5) at St. Francis, Pa. (1-6), 7 p.m. MIDWEST Cent. Michigan (6-1) at Bowling Green (3-4), Noon Indiana (4-3) at Northwestern (4-3), Noon Minnesota (4-3) at Ohio St. (5-2), Noon Illinois (1-5) at Purdue (2-5), Noon Colorado (2-4) at Kansas St. (4-3), 12:30 p.m. Ball St. (0-7) at E. Michigan (0-6), 1 p.m. N. Illinois (3-3) at Miami (Ohio) (0-7), 1 p.m. Iowa St. (4-3) at Nebraska (4-2), 1:30 p.m. Kent St. (3-4) at Ohio (5-2), 2 p.m. Dayton (5-1) at Valparaiso (1-5), 2 p.m. Buffalo (3-4) at W. Michigan (3-4), 2 p.m. N. Iowa (5-2) at S. Dakota St. (5-1), 3 p.m. W. Illinois (1-5) at Indiana St. (0-7), 3:05 p.m. Louisville (2-4) at Cincinnati (6-0), 3:30 p.m. Oklahoma (3-3) at Kansas (5-1), 3:30 p.m. Penn St. (6-1) at Michigan (5-2), 3:30 p.m. Boston College (5-2) at Notre Dame (4-2), 3:30 p.m. Youngstown St. (4-2) at S. Illinois (5-1), 4 p.m. Missouri St. (4-3) at N. Dakota St. (1-6), 7 p.m. Temple (4-2) at Toledo (4-3), 7 p.m. Iowa (7-0) at Michigan St. (4-3), 7:05 p.m. Texas (6-0) at Missouri (4-2), 8 p.m. SOUTHWEST Oklahoma St. (5-1) at Baylor (3-3), 12:30 p.m. Sam Houston St. (3-3) at Stephen F.Austin (5-1), 3 p.m. Edward Waters (0-7) at Ark.-Pine Bluff (3-2), 3:30 p.m. UCF (3-3) at Rice (0-7), 3:30 p.m. Fla. International (1-5) at Arkansas St. (1-4), 7 p.m. Nicholls St. (1-5) at Cent. Arkansas (4-2), 7 p.m. Texas A&M (3-3) at Texas Tech (5-2), 7 p.m. SMU (3-3) at Houston (5-1), 7:30 p.m. FAR WEST Louisiana Tech (3-3) at Utah St. (1-5), 3 p.m. Oregon (5-1) at Washington (3-4), 3:30 p.m. Weber St. (4-3) at N. Colorado (2-5), 3:35 p.m. San Diego St. (2-4) at Colorado St. (3-4), 4 p.m. North Dakota (3-3) at S. Utah (2-4), 4 p.m. Air Force (4-3) at Utah (5-1), 4 p.m. Montana St. (4-2) at E. Washington (4-3), 4:05 p.m. Idaho (6-1) at Nevada (3-3), 4:05 p.m. UC Davis (3-3) at Portland St. (2-5), 4:05 p.m. Washington St. (1-5) at California (4-2), 4:30 p.m. Jacksonville (3-3) at San Diego (3-3), 4:30 p.m. Montana (6-0) at Sacramento St. (2-4), 5:05 p.m. Idaho St. (0-7) at N. Arizona (4-2), 6:05 p.m. UCLA (3-3) at Arizona (4-2), 6:30 p.m. TCU (6-0) at BYU (6-1), 7:30 p.m. UNLV (2-5) at New Mexico (0-6), 8 p.m. Oregon St. (4-2) at Southern Cal (5-1), 8 p.m. Dixie St. (4-4) at Cal Poly (3-3), 9:05 p.m. Arizona St. (4-2) at Stanford (4-3), 10:15 p.m. Fresno St. (3-3) at New Mexico St. (3-4), 10:20 p.m. Boise St. (6-0) at Hawaii (2-4), 11:05 p.m.

After Friday qualifying; race Sunday, at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Va. Lap length: .526 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 96.795. 2. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 96.519. 3. (1) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 96.509. 4. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 96.504. 5. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 96.117. 6. (07) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 96.054. 7. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 96.034. 8. (96) Bobby Labonte, Ford, 96.01. 9. (43) Reed Sorenson, Dodge, 95.995. 10. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 95.908. 11. (12) David Stremme, Dodge, 95.903. 12. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 95.83. 13. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 95.825. 14. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 95.815. 15. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 95.777. 16. (44) AJ Allmendinger, Dodge, 95.772. 17. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 95.762. 18. (82) Scott Speed, Toyota, 95.607. 19. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 95.578. 20. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 95.574. 21. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 95.545. 22. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 95.501. 23. (26) Jamie McMurray, Ford, 95.477. 24. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 95.429. 25. (37) Travis Kvapil, Dodge, 95.381. 26. (9) Kasey Kahne, Dodge, 95.371. 27. (34) John Andretti, Chevrolet, 95.333. 28. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 95.304. 29. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 95.275. 30. (98) Paul Menard, Ford, 95.271. 31. (77) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 95.242. 32. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 95.232. 33. (7) Robby Gordon, Toyota, 95.223. 34. (47) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 95.194. 35. (71) David Gilliland, Chevrolet, 95.07. 36. (55) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 94.984. 37. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 94.889. 38. (09) Sterling Marlin, Dodge, 94.789. 39. (66) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 94.689. 40. (19) Elliott Sadler, Dodge, 94.661. 41. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 94.652. 42. (36) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 94.637. 43. (64) Derrike Cope, Toyota, 93.539. Failed to Qualify 44. (73) Josh Wise, Dodge, 92.443.

NHL Standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts Pittsburgh 10 9 1 0 18 N.Y. Rangers 10 7 3 0 14 New Jersey 8 5 3 0 10 Philadelphia 7 4 2 1 9 N.Y. Islanders 8 1 4 3 5

GF 36 37 22 25 18

GA 21 26 21 22 31

Buffalo Ottawa Boston Montreal Toronto

Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts 7 5 1 1 11 8 5 2 1 11 9 4 4 1 9 9 4 5 0 8 7 0 6 1 1

GF 23 27 26 22 14

GA 14 22 29 26 32

Washington Atlanta Tampa Bay Carolina Florida

Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts 9 5 2 2 12 7 4 2 1 9 8 3 3 2 8 9 2 5 2 6 8 2 5 1 5

GF 34 25 22 22 18

GA 28 20 29 31 30

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF Chicago 9 5 3 1 11 31 Columbus 8 5 3 0 10 25 St. Louis 8 4 3 1 9 23 Detroit 8 3 3 2 8 24 Nashville 9 3 5 1 7 18

GA 26 24 21 28 31

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

Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts 10 7 1 2 16 9 6 2 1 13 9 6 2 1 13 9 4 5 0 8 9 2 7 0 4 Pacific Division GP W L OT 8 6 2 0 10 6 4 0 10 4 2 4 10 5 4 1 8 3 4 1

Pts 12 12 12 11 7

GF 35 36 36 26 19

GA 25 31 26 27 30

GF 21 33 33 34 18

GA 12 33 31 31 25

Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Thursday’s Games Philadelphia 4, Boston 3, SO Washington 5, Atlanta 4 Montreal 5, N.Y. Islanders 1 New Jersey 4, N.Y. Rangers 2 Nashville 6, Ottawa 5, OT Tampa Bay 5, San Jose 2 Edmonton 6, Columbus 4 Phoenix 3, Detroit 2, OT Los Angeles 5, Dallas 4, OT Friday’s Games Pittsburgh 3, Florida 2, SO St. Louis 3, Minnesota 1 Colorado 5, Carolina 4 Saturday’s Games Boston at Ottawa, 7 p.m. San Jose at Atlanta, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Montreal, 7 p.m. Florida at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Toronto at Vancouver, 7 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Carolina at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Nashville at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Detroit at Colorado, 9 p.m. Los Angeles at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Columbus at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Edmonton at Calgary, 10 p.m. Sunday’s Games San Jose at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Columbus at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. Edmonton at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

Friday, at Grayhawk Golf Club Scottsdale, Ariz. Purse: $5 million Yardage: 7,125; Par 70 Second Round Greg Owen 65-64 — 129 Rickie Fowler 65-64 — 129 Justin Leonard 66-64 — 130 Nick O’Hern 63-68 — 131 Ryan Moore 66-65 — 131 Chris Stroud 67-65 — 132 Heath Slocum 64-68 — 132 Bryce Molder 67-65 — 132 Tim Clark 68-64 — 132 Stephen Ames 66-66 — 132 Mike Weir 66-67 — 133 Ben Crane 66-67 — 133 Peter Tomasulo 68-65 — 133 Jamie Lovemark 69-64 — 133 Rocco Mediate 67-66 — 133 Webb Simpson 68-65 — 133 D.J. Trahan 69-64 — 133 Pat Perez 66-67 — 133 Tom Lehman 68-65 — 133 Troy Matteson 72-61 — 133 Bill Lunde 66-67 — 133 Scott McCarron 67-67 — 134 Nicholas Thompson 66-68 — 134 Steve Lowery 67-67 — 134 Alex Cejka 67-67 — 134 Brian Vranesh 68-66 — 134 Bo Van Pelt 67-68 — 135 Stuart Appleby 70-65 — 135 Robert Garrigus 70-65 — 135 Nathan Green 69-66 — 135 Mark Wilson 68-67 — 135 Chad Campbell 68-67 — 135 Ryan Palmer 69-66 — 135 Vaughn Taylor 69-66 — 135 Matt Jones 67-68 — 135 Jonathan Byrd 70-66 — 136 Andres Romero 68-68 — 136 Billy Mayfair 66-70 — 136 J.J. Henry 69-67 — 136 D.A. Points 65-71 — 136 Jeff Klauk 66-70 — 136 Tom Pernice, Jr. 67-69 — 136 Paul Goydos 66-70 — 136 Fred Couples 67-69 — 136 Ricky Barnes 66-70 — 136 Tim Herron 68-68 — 136 Tim Petrovic 66-71 — 137 Bob Heintz 64-73 — 137 Rory Sabbatini 65-72 — 137 Carl Pettersson 70-67 — 137 Chez Reavie 70-67 — 137 Chris DiMarco 68-69 — 137 Steve Flesch 69-68 — 137 Chris Riley 70-67 — 137 Brian Davis 70-67 — 137 John Merrick 72-65 — 137 Arron Oberholser 68-69 — 137 Peter Lonard 69-68 — 137 Spencer Levin 66-71 — 137 Colt Knost 71-66 — 137 Brett Quigley 68-70 — 138 John Mallinger 70-68 — 138 Johnson Wagner 68-70 — 138 Charlie Wi 69-69 — 138 Kent Jones 71-67 — 138 Glen Day 70-68 — 138 Parker McLachlin 70-68 — 138 Brad Faxon 69-69 — 138 Jason Gore 70-68 — 138 Ted Purdy 72-67 — 139 Greg Chalmers 70-69 — 139 Mark Calcavecchia 71-68 — 139 Michael Bradley 70-69 — 139 Steve Elkington 68-71 — 139 Matt Bettencourt 69-70 — 139 Martin Laird 67-72 — 139 Aron Price 70-69 — 139

TRANSACTIONS Friday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL n National League CHICAGO CUBS—Assigned INF-OF Bobby Scales outright to Iowa (PCL). n American Association LINCOLN SALTDOGS—Exercised the 2010 option on LHP Jonathan Figueroa. ST. PAUL SAINTS—Exercised the 2010 option on RHP Reed Dickert and C Scott Knazek. n Can-Am League AMERICAN DEFENDERS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE— Released OF Billy Kovatch and INF Jabe Bergeron. SUSSEX SKYHAWKS—Announced the contract of RHP Stephen Fox has been purchased by Boston (AL). n Northern League GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS—Agreed to terms with LHP Andrew Paulun and RHP John Potrikus. BASKETBALL n National Basketball Association BOSTON CELTICS—Named Tyronn Lue director of basketball development on Friday. HOUSTON ROCKETS—Waived G Brent Barry. MIAMI HEAT—Waived G John Lucas. OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER—Waived F Mike Harris. Exercised the fourth-year contract options on Kevin Durant and Jeff Green. HOCKEY n National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS—Recalled LW Matt Beleskey from San Antonio (AHL). DALLAS STARS—Assigned LW Francis Wathier to Texas (AHL). LOS ANGELES KINGS—Recalled F Scott Parse from Manchester (AHL). Signed G Jonathan Quick and D Davis Drewiske to three-year contract extensions. NEW JERSEY DEVILS—Activated D Mark Fraser from injured reserve. OTTAWA SENATORS—Loaned F Jesse Winchester to Binghamton (AHL). PHOENIX COYOTES—Recalled D Sean Sullivan from San Antonio (AHL). n American Hockey League PROVIDENCE BRUINS—Signed F Ben Gordon. n ECHL CHARLOTTE CHECKERS—Announced G Matt Zaba has been assigned to the team by Hartford (AHL) and F forward David Marshall has been assigned to the team by Lake Erie (AHL). Announced G Billy Sauer has been recalled by Lake Erie. SOCCER n Major League Soccer NEW YORK RED BULLS—Announced the retirement MF Albert Celades effective at the end of the season.



Section C Saturday, October 24, 2009

Dear God, this isn’t happening The groom and I were on the veranda, waiting to cross the bridge spanning a creek which led to an island where the guests were seated and the bride awaited us inside a gazebo. Then it happened. “Call 911! Stop the music!” I looked across the creek to see an elderly woman lying face down in the rocks of the creek bed. Now, at this point, the groom has left my side and is running across the bridge. The groom’s father is running back across the bridge. The groom’s sister, who is seven months pregnant, is up from her seat running and hollering “Nana, Nana!” in full panic mode. Suffice it to say, panic had now broken out. I learned later that “Nana” had actually been in a wheelchair that had been carried down the hill by its own velocity toward the creek. She was crying out, “Dennis, Dennis, Dennis!” all the way down Rev. Steven as she picked up momentum Harris and was cataCentral pulted into the Baptist creek. She was one tough lady. With a bloody nose, some mud, and a skinned knee, she was soon back in the chair, ready for the wedding to proceed. Unbelievable! That humid August evening, I learned that just because you have a lot of areas in your life that look “wedding perfect,” it doesn’t mean that there is not an area of dangerous exposure ready to wreak havoc at a most inopportune moment! We, as people, have a way of spending a lot of time and energy creating facades in our lives so that we look good. All the while, there are certain areas prone to devastation. The Lord calls these weak areas sin — anything we think, do or say that is against his righteousness. These sin issues have a nasty way of taking us with sweeping velocity into destruction. “Come now, and let us reason together,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be like wool.” Isaiah 1:18 It’s important that we remember that: • God invites us to come and discuss the very issue that bothers him most. God is not afraid to deal with the skeletons in your closet. He is fully able to handle the worst you can throw at him. In fact, scripture says he welcomes it. • God can take the worst in your life and turn it around for the good. God is supernaturally transformational. • Whatever you have done in the past is the past with God. He makes all things new. He is not like you and me — he does not rehash the past. • You can have the nicest façade and be a disappointment to your creator. He knows your heart and your intents. Until sin is dealt with in your life, there can be no relationship of any kind with God. “Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes. Cease to do evil. Learn to do good.” Isaiah 1:16 With this in mind, worry less about “wedding perfect” facades and think more about those unguarded creek-bank disasters on the horizon. Contact the writer at or call (252) 492-4215.


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Former religion reporter now preaches from Wisconsin pulpit By PATRICK CONDON Associated Press Writer

FALL CREEK, Wis. (AP) — On the first Sunday morning of October, pastor Steve Scott looked far beyond the surroundings of his western Wisconsin congregation to find worthy subjects for their prayers: recent natural disaster victims in Indonesia and the Philippines. There’s nothing unusual about clergy taking inspiration from headlines, but for Scott it’s instinctive. He spent 23 years as a journalist at the St. Paul Pioneer Press, most of the last five as religion reporter for Minnesota’s second-biggest newspaper. “What you get with Steve is someone who is able to take current events and use them as a launching pad for sermons and biblical study,” said Glen Mabie, a parishioner and a former TV newsman in the nearby city of Eau Claire. Scott’s previous job seemed tailored to his lifelong interest in faith and spirituality and he figured it would be his for decades. But in 2005 his newspaper eliminated the beat, a step many other newspapers are making in lean times. At least seven other metro dailies also cut religion beats, and many others ended or trimmed weekly religion sections, according to the Religion Newswriters Association. Scott, now 49, was reassigned to cover several St. Paul suburbs. He was “petulant ... pouting ... not very professional,” he recalled. When the paper offered buyouts at the end of 2006, he took the opportunity without knowing what he wanted to do next. He was interested in religion even before he covered it as a reporter. His father, who died when Scott was 6, was a Methodist pastor; after his death, Scott’s mother for many years was organist at a Methodist church in Eau Claire, where Scott sang in the choir and was active in the teen youth group. Once at college Scott stopped worshipping regularly, but he said he never stopped believing in God, and he minored in religious studies. Even as a sports journalist, Scott kept that interest alive. In 1999, a year before he got the religion beat, he took a seminary class at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. He did so because it “sounded fun.” Scott likes to talk about the notion of a calling. Though the term is most often applied to clergy, he believes it’s pertinent to anyone trying to figure out how they can best use their abilities to make the world a better place. “I absolutely believe, as corny as it might sound, that I was called to be a journalist when I was 14,” he said. But one’s calling can change, he said. The buyout money gave him a few months to think about what to do with his life, and soon he returned to the seminary. He planned to earn a master’s degree and approach religion as an academic. He got work as a consultant for North Presbyterian Church in Eau Claire, but when the pastor there died unexpectedly, the congregation asked Scott to take over. “We can see the signs when we look back that there was something more coming for him,” said the Rev. Ann Scott, Scott’s wife since 2007 and a Methodist pastor in nearby Chippewa Falls. “We weren’t exactly sure what that was. But we believe now that God was at work.” Scott serves every Sunday at the churches in Fall Creek (9 a.m.) and Eau Claire (10:30 a.m.), tackling the challenges of two tiny, graying congregations. Next summer he’ll become a full-fledged Methodist minister and get his own congregation somewhere in Wisconsin.

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Rev. Steve Scott worked as a newspaper reporter for 23 years at the St. Paul Pioneer Press before he took a buyout in 2006, went to seminary, and began his journey toward becoming a full-time pastor. At the Oct. 3 service, he apologized to his parishioners for the chill in the sanctuary. “You’ll be happy to know if you weren’t at the church council meeting — we discussed the furnace,” Scott told the 15 people scattered through the pews. He vowed it would be fixed soon. These days, Scott earns about a third of his Pioneer Press salary. It could approach half once he’s a commissioned minister; he won’t be ordained until the end of a three-year probationary period. Would he still be at the newspaper if he’d never lost his religion beat? “That’s a lot of ifs,” he said. Twice called to professions that are suffering declines, Scott ponders another “if” question about journalism and religion. “Cynically, some of my friends have asked me: ’What are you thinking? You left the newspaper business, and you’re going into the church business?’ They sort of share a demographic of a certain age, and they’re both wondering why young people don’t seem that interested. “Perhaps there’s a point. But I believe in newspapers, and I believe in the church, and despite their flaws, if we didn’t have either one ...” Scott trailed off, not completing the thought.

Grace Baptist celebrates 50 years of faithful service Uncertain of the outcome, Rev. Jesse Matthews knew two things — God had called him to preach, and he wanted to follow God’s will. On the cold Sunday morning of Nov. 16, 1958 with two old coal heaters to provide warmth, a small congregation sat on homemade pews and worshipped together for the first time in the old Caster Wood Shop. About a year later on Oct. 10, 1959, with Rev. U.G. Robertson acting as moderator, Grace Baptist Church was born with 22 charter members. Earlier this month on Oct. 4, both old and new members gathered together to praise and thank God for his blessings over the last 50 years. From the birth of the church until 1969, Matthews faithfully pastored the flock. Although he loved Grace Baptist, Matthews felt God calling him to once again plant another church. Rev. Aubrey Florence, who now pastors Eastside Baptist Church, led the congregation of Grace Baptist from 1969 to 1979. In 1980, Rev. Calvin Mills became the pastor of Grace Baptist, and has faithfully led the flock since. God has used Grace Baptist over the years as a place to grow and call future leaders for the local Christian community. Rev. Donnie Perkinson, who pastors Blessed Hope Baptist Church, and Rev. Ronnie Matthews, son of Rev. Jesse Matthews, who pastors Forest Hill Baptist Church, are two of the people who have grown up in stature and in faith at Grace Baptist Church. There have been many others who have followed God’s calling into missions, music and many other areas of

The Rev. Aubrey Florence (far left) served the congregation as its second pastor while the Rev. Ronnie Matthews (second from left) and the Rev. Donnie Perkinson (second from right) were members of the church before going into the ministry. The Rev. Calvin Mills (far right) is the current pastor. The church’s first pastor, the late Rev. Jesse Matthews, is shown in the separate photo. service. Grace Baptist has a rich history of supporting missions work. Under the leadership of Rev. Jesse Matthews, Grace Baptist first supported Jack and Thelma Moore as they served in Brazil. To this day, the church continues in this tradition of supporting local and international

missions. Grace Baptist would like to thank all of those who participated in and helped with the church’s 50 year anniversary. The church holds Sunday school at 10 a.m. and a traditional worship service at 11 a.m. each Sunday and the public is invited to attend.

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Musical Programs Spring Green MBC Spring Green Missionary Baptist Church, 240 Powell Mill Road, Warrenton, will have Senior Choir Day on Sunday beginning with the regular 11 a.m. worship service and concluding with the senior choir anniversary celebration at 4 p.m. The choir is under the direction of minister of music, Eric Burwell, and is accompanied by Kathy Allen, organist. The choir will present a program of music centered on the theme of one’s personal realization that God is active in their life. Several other area choirs and soloists have been invited to participate in the celebration.

Youth Choir anniversary New Hope Missionary Baptist Church of Oxford will celebrate its Youth Choir anniversary tomorrow at 4 p.m. Various choirs will sing and the church’s praise dance ministry will debut a new dance. The public is invited to attend.

Singing anniversary The Warrenton Echoes will celebrate their 52nd singing anniversary today at Vance-Granville Community College. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the program starts at

7 p.m. There will be a $10 donation at the door. Featured guests will be: God’s Men of Harmony of Oxford, Safe Way Travelers of Warrenton, James Martin and Harmony of Henderson, True Spirit of Raleigh, Reunited of Oxford, Greater Vision and others.

Landmark Quartet The Landmark Quartet will be at Island Creek Baptist Church at 6 p.m. Sunday. The quartet will also be singing at South Henderson Church of God on Nov. 8.

Gospel anniversary Gracie Hart’s gospel anniversary celebration will be held at Michael Creek Baptist Church at 3 p.m. Nov. 1. Featured will be: The Higher Calling of Oxford, The Gloriaires of Townsville, The Singing Deacons of Butner, The Trumpeteers of Grassy Creek, The God’s Men of Harmony of Butner and others.

Thanksgiving festival Southern Gospel Productions will sponsor a Thanksgiving Festival at Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center on Nov. 28. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the service starts at 6 p.m. Tickets

are $15 in advance; $18 at the door. Children under three years of age are admitted for free. Featured will be: The Supreme Angels of Milwaukee, Wisc.; The Gospel Imperials of Huntsville, Ala.; The Silver Stars of Blanch; The Pilgrim Harmonaires of Henderson; The Spiritual Entertainers of Oxford; The Spiritual Messengers of Durham; The Senior Citizen Jubilees of Henderson; and James Martin and the Harmonaires of Henderson. The emcees for this event will be Ann Alston of WYRN-1480 and Jean Johnson of WCBQ-1340. Food will be for sale and vendors are welcome. For tickets and information, call WCBQ at (919) 693-1340; Bill Wiggins, (252) 432-6195; Nits Nats Etc., (252) 430-8010; Ann Alston, (252) 883-9345; or Sandra Cunningham, (919) 998-9161.

Singing anniversary The Gospel Heralds will celebrate their 45th singing anniversary on Nov. 14 at Progressive Faith Baptist Church, 735 Rockspring St., Henderson. Featured will be: the Carolina Kings, James Martin and Harmony, the Spiritual Entertainers, the Mighty Pilgrim Harmoniers, the Souls of Calvary, and the Senior Citizens Jubilee. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

and the program starts at 7 p.m. The Gospel Heralds will crown their 2009-2010 King and Queen. Those who attend are asked to give a non-perishable canned good. The food collected will aid in feeding those in need. For more information, call the Rev. Ronald Henderson at (252) 767-5468.

St. Paul AME Zion St. Paul AME Zion Church, 2309 Old County Home Road, will have a musical program at 5 p.m. Oct. 31. The special guests will be James Edward and Hope of Glory from Harrisburg, Pa. Also featured will be the Senior Citizen Jubilees, All the Way Gospel Singers, Pilgrim Harmonaires, Now Faith, the Rev. Jones and the Third Generation, Rhonda Hanks and the Anointed, His Glory Gospel Singers, the Rev. Curte and Company, and Sister Hargrove and Company, all of Henderson; and Albert Harrison and the Gospel Tones of Manson. For more information, call the Rev. William Harrison at (252) 456-2923 or (252) 213-0011.

Big Ruin Creek MBC The gospel choir of Big Ruin Creek Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its anniversary at 4

p.m. Nov. 1. Featured will be the AEP Ensemble, The Visionaires, The All the Way Singers and others.

Flat Creek MBC Flat Creek Missionary Baptist Church gospel choir will celebrate its 38th anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday. Featured will be: Senior Citizen Jubilee, Love Fellowship of Mt. Calvary, Good News Gospel Singers, Sandy Grove Choir, and Sisters of Faith of Wylesburg, Va. Trina Bradsberry will emcee this event.

Nutbush Baptist The adult combined choir of Nutbush Baptist Church will celebrate its first anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday. Guest groups will sing and the Rev. Joanne Kittrell will be the emcee. The public is invited.

Choir Day Choir Day will be held at N.B. Cheatham’s Place, 1644 Sims Bridge in Kittrell, on Sunday beginning at 3 p.m. Area church choirs, soloists and groups are asked to participate in this musical event. Call (252) 492-1451 for more information.

Special Services “Praise him for a cure.” The congregation will celebrate the lives of those who have fought against breast cancer and raise awareness about breast health through presentations and dissemination of informational materials. The service begins at 10:45 a.m. Everyone is welcome and is encouraged to wear pink.

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Mount Olive Pastoral anniversary services for Pastor Sylvester Allen of Mount Olive Pentecostal Deliverance Church in Townsville will continue through Oct. 30 with the following guest speakers: Today — 7 p.m., Dr. Bishop Roland Carter, Macon; Oct. 30 — 7 p.m., the Rev. Zachory Taylor, Deliverance Apostolic, Raleigh.

First Baptist/Soul City First Baptist Church of Soul City, Manson, will conclude its celebration of the church’s 34th anniversary tomorrow at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Charles Burwell of Henderson speaking and the Big Ruin Creek Baptist Church Choir providing music. The public is invited to attend.

Full Gospel Faith Full Gospel Faith Ministries, 104 College St., Warrenton, will celebrate Pastor Joseph M. Cook and First Lady Hattie Cook’s pastoral pre-anniversary and anniversary Oct. 28-Nov. 1. Speakers for each night will be: Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m., Bishop Moore H. Bynum of United Solid Rock Faith Ministries; Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m., Pastor Alfred Perry of United Prayer House of Faith; and Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m., Pastor Henry Johen of Greater Grace Christian Church. The celebration will conclude with the anniversary on Nov. 1 at 11:15 a.m. with guest speaker Pastor Richard Carter of Ridgeway, Va. The public is invited.

Jerusalem MBC The Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 904 Lickskillet Road, Warrenton, will be celebrating its 132nd church anniversary on Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. Rev. Roy Burroughs will bring the anniversary message. The church’s Reunion Choir, the Jordan Chapel Male Chorus and Tammy Lowery will be providing the music. The Union Grove Praise Dancers will also be performing. The theme for the service is “Remembering the Past, Celebrating the Present and Anticipating the Future.” The public is invited to the service and dinner afterwards. For more information, call (252) 257-2904 and leave a message.

St. James MBC St. James Missionary Baptist Church, Old Oxford Road, Henderson, has designated tomorrow as “Pink Sunday.” The theme is

Shiloh Baptist Church of Henderson will observe Shaw Day during its regular 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday. The Rev. Frederick L. Johnson, pastor of First Baptist Church in Louisburg, will be the guest speaker. Johnson is the Johnson son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Torian and the late Bobby Johnson. He is married to Natalie R. Sidberry of Castle Hayne and they have a son, Frederick II. Johnson grew up in Durham and attended Mount Sinai Baptist Church where he was a member of the Sunday school, the ushers ministry and the gospel and male choruses. He graduated from Orange High School, attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, and later graduated from Shaw University with a B.A. degree in liberal studies, concentrating in sociology and religion/philosophy. Johnson has served as associate minister in his home church, Mt. Sinai; associate minister at Mount Olivet Baptist Church in Petersburg, Va.; interim pastor at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Chatham County; and senior associate minister at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Hillsborough. While assisting various pastors, he has participated in numerous ministries. He co-founded the evangelism team, served as director of youth ministry, was a member of Uniting Congregations for Youth Development, served as a Sunday school superintendent, taught the men’s class, was the assistant teacher for the adult and spiritual gifts classes, and was an advisor for the teen ministry.

Greater Ashley Chapel The Greater Ashley Chapel Missionary Baptist Church of Vaughan will conclude its celebration of the church’s 131st anniversary on tomorrow at 11:15 a.m. Pastor Milton Jones and the combined choir will be leading the service.

Grace MBC Grace Missionary Baptist Church, Kittrell, will celebrate its 16th church anniversary on Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. Rev. Dr. David Mitchell, pastor of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Durham, will be the guest speaker along with his male choirs and congregation. All are welcome to come out and celebrate with us.

Greater Union Grove Greater Union Grove United Church of Christ, 511 Parham St., Henderson, will celebrate Family and Friends Day, beginning with a work day today painting and completing the “fixing

up” of the Community Resource Building at 503 Horner St. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Tomorrow during the 11 a.m. worship service, the message will be brought by Minister Gloria Jones of Fredericksburg Va. Tomorrow afternoon at 4 p.m., the message will be brought by Rev. Ed Harrington of Greater Hayes Grove Baptist church of Virginia. Various choirs will furnish music.

Guiding Star UHC The Usher Board of the Guiding Star United Holy Church will celebrate its annual ushers’ anniversary tomorrow at 4 p.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. Roy Burroughs and Work in Progress will be the guest choir. All ushers are invited to attend and are asked to please dress in their uniforms.

Eastside Baptist Ronnie Wright will be guest speaker tomorrow morning at Eastside Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Wright has been one of the church’s missionaries for many years. He is known as “The Truck Driver’s Minister” and carries God’s word to truck stops all over the country.

Dickie’s Grove Baptist Dickie’s Grove Baptist Church will celebrate Family and Friends Day at 11 a.m. Sunday.

St. Beulah Holy St. Beulah Holy Church, 69 Morgan Road, will have a scholarship service at 7 p.m. Nov. 14.

God’s Way of Deliverance God’s Way of Deliverance will hold a pre-anniversary service this Wednesday and Thursday, starting at 7 p.m. nightly. The speaker will be Mamie Carr. Call Michelle Branch at (252) 213-6710 for more information.

Oak Level UCC

For more information, call Mary D. Davis, president, at 492-4951.

Haywood Baptist Haywood Baptist Church will celebrate its annual Christian Harvest Day on Sunday during the regular 11 a.m. worship service. The Rev. Luther Coppedge, pastor emeritus, who is celebrating 50 years in the ministry, will be the speaker. Sunday school starts at 9:45 a.m.

Holy Temple UHC The Usher Board Department of Holy Temple United Holy Church is sponsoring a program tomorrow at 4 p.m. The speaker will be Minister Tracey Turner. The music will be provided by Young Memorial United Holy Church. Turner is a native of Henderson and a graduate of Turner Vance Senior High School. She is a graduate of UNCGreensboro and is continuing her Christian education in divinity school at Shaw University. She is currently an elder at Cotton Memorial Presbyterian Church. She is also a teacher and coach at Southern Vance High School. Turner is married to Rudy Turner Sr. and is the mother of Joshua, 15; Rudy Jr., 9; and Trinity Faith, 6. For further information, contact the Rev. Roosevelt Alston at (252) 438-5854.

Holy Faith Temple CFAP Holy Faith Temple CFAP will have a baptism certificate and communion service for those who were baptized on Oct. 4 by the Rev. Perry Sharpe of Greensboro at 150 W. Spring St., Henderson.

New Covenant Faith New Covenant Faith Ministries, 1200 King St., will have three special services Nov. 11-13. The services will start at 7 p.m. nightly.

The speakers for each night will be: Wednesday, the Rev. Philip Betts, Cornerstone Christian Church, and choir; Thursday, the Rev. Charles Turrentine, Davis Chapel Baptist Church, and choir; and Friday, the Rev. Cornelius Williams, New Birth Praise and Worship Center. Proceeds will go towards the Servant’s Cup Outreach, which helps families in need and gives assistance to individuals and international outreaches. For more information, call Brenda Rice at (252) 430-6197.

Brookston MBC Brookston Missionary Outreach Department will have a special program to benefit the scholarship program at 4 p.m. Sunday at Brookston Missionary Baptist Church. Featured will be: Fresh Anointed Tabernacle of Deliverance Dancers, Brookston Praise Dancers, Saint Mary AME Zion Mass Choir, Spring Street Male Choir, Brookston Mass Choir, The Bullock Sisters and soloist Marie Taylor. All proceeds will go to benefit the scholarship fund.

New Beginning Ministries Baptist New Beginning Ministries Baptist Church, 8139 N.C. 39 South, Henderson, will continue its ninth annual Founder’s Day celebration today at 7 p.m. and also on Sunday beginning with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. The festivities will come to a close with the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Richard “Mickey” Hayes of Henderson.

Woodsworth Baptist Woodsworth Baptist Church cordially will celebrate Men’s Day today and tomorrow. Today at 8:30 a.m., the men will prepare and serve breakfast in the Fellowship Hall. Tomorrow, the Men’s Day program will be at 11:30 a.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Marcus Lewis of St. John Baptist Church in Clarksville, Va. The Men’s Choir will sing.

The women of Oak Level United Church of Christ will be celebrating Women’s Day at 11 a.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Gracie Perry of Greater Works Ministries.

First Baptist/Norlina First Baptist Church Norlina will have it’s Deacons’, Deaconesses’ and Trustees’ Service tomorrow at 3 p.m. The Rev. Charles Thompson of Sandy Grove Baptist Church will be the guest speaker accompanied by his choir and congregation. All are invited to attend.

Coley Springs MBC Coley Springs Missionary Baptist Church’s ushers’ ministry will observe its annual anniversary celebration at 4 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Edwin Jones II, associate minister at the Abyssinia Baptist Church in Norfolk, Va., will be the guest speaker. The Jones Chapel Mass Choir of Warren County will sing. Refreshments will be served.

Thomas Chapel PHC welcomes the Bledsoes The Bledsoes will be in concert at Thomas Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church, 5753 Vicksboro Road, at 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (252) 430-6267.


The Daily Dispatch


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Weekly Programs 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., quarterly business meeting, youth and children’s activities; 6:30 p.m., church council meeting. 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/preschool children’s church provided); 5 p.m., youth small group meets; 5:45 p.m., AWANA; 6 p.m., evening worship (guest speaker: Thomas Crane), 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, preschool and children’s choir, handbell choir; 7:45 p.m., Trunk or Treat. Friday — 3:15 p.m., depart for Michael W. Smith concert. Upcoming events — Oct. 31, Building and Grounds work day; Light the Night outreach to trick-or-treaters. Nov. 7 — 1-4 p.m., fall festival. <«–« Calvary Temple Holiness Church, 215 Kitchen Ave., announces its regular schedule: Sunday — 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 10:45 a.m., praise and worship; 11 a.m., worship service; 4 p.m., church anniversary. Wednesday — 7 p.m., prayer service; 7:30 p.m., Bible study. <«–« 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. Monday — 4-7 p.m., trout dinner at 220 Seafood Restaurant. Tuesday — 10 a.m., prayer and share. Wednesday — 6 p.m., fall festival party with a hot dog dinner and games. <«–« 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 (nurseryadult); 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 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; 4 p.m., Heaven’s Harvest Youth Group. Monday — 6 p.m., United Methodist Men’s supper and Bible study. Tuesday — 7 p.m., charge conference at Mt. Carmel. Wednesday — 6:30 p.m., prayer in the fellowship hall; 7 p.m., prayer and praise service. Thursday — 10 a.m., ladies Bible study; 6:30 p.m., ladies Bible study. Friday — 11 a.m.-7 p.m., men’s class barbecue plate sale. Upcoming events: Oct. 31 — 5 p.m., trick-or-treat, fall festival, and youth of Methodist Conference will be in attendance to help entertain and minister to participants. <«–« Dickie’s Grove Baptist Church announces this week’s schedule: Today — 8 a.m., clothing/household items giveaway. Sunday — 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship service, Family and Friends Day celebration, and also dedication service. Wednesday — 6 p.m., Bible study. The church is located at 2996 Faulkner Town Road, Henderson. <«–« Eastside Baptist Church announces this week’s schedule: Sunday — 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship service/children’s church; 6 p.m., Sunday night service. Tuesday — 7 p.m., visitation. Wednesday — 7:30 p.m., prayer meeting. <«–« First Baptist Church, Henderson, announces its weekly schedule: Sunday — 9 a.m., Missions Committee meeting; 9:15 a.m., pre-Sunday school fellowship; 9:1511 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 — 3 p.m. ARK tutoring program begins. 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; 5:30 p.m., Finance Committee/Budget Task Force meeting. 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 5 p.m., Sue Kelly Library open; 7:30 p.m., Chancel Choir rehearsal. <«–« First Baptist Church, Norlina, announces this week’s schedule: Sunday — 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., morning worship. Wednesday — 7 p.m., Bible study. <«–« First Congregational Christian Church, 429 Rowland St., announces this week’s schedule: Sunday — 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship service. Wednesday — 6:30 p.m., choir practice; 7:30 p.m., prayer meeting. <«–« First Methodist Church announces its weekly schedule: Sunday — 9:30 a.m., coffee/fellowship; 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship (Laity Sunday/UMW Service Pin Recognition); 12:30 p.m., soup kitchen; 2:30 p.m., UMYF set up for festival; 4 p.m., Church Council meeting; 5 p.m., fall festival. Monday — 5:30 p.m., trustees’ meeting, Weight Watchers. Tuesday — 7 p.m., Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts meet. Wednesday — noon, Bible study (bring your lunch); 3:15 p.m., children’s choir refreshments; 3:45 p.m., KICK-Start (Kids In Christ’s Kingdom) choir practice (age 4 through first grade); 4:15 p.m., JAM (Joy and Music) Choir (second through fifth grade); 7:30 p.m., Chancel Choir, UMYF Bible study. Thursday — 6 p.m., chess club. Next Sunday — All Saints Sunday. <«–« First Presbyterian Church, 222 Young St., announces its weekly schedule: Sunday — 9:30 a.m., coffee fellowship; 9:45 a.m., Sunday school (adult), Jubilation Choir practice; 10:15 a.m., Sunday school (children); 11 a.m., worship service; noon, congregational covered dish lunch; 12:30 p.m., junior/senior high youth leave for state fair. Monday — 7 p.m., Boy Scouts. Tuesday — 6:30 p.m., Girl Scouts; 7 p.m., Cub Scouts. Wednesday — 6 p.m., ESL classes, handbell choir practice; 7 p.m., Chancel Choir practice. Upcoming events: 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; 3 p.m., Bible study; 5 p.m., UMYF. Tuesday — 7 p.m., choir. <«–« Full Gospel Faith Ministries, 104 College St., Warrenton, announces its weekly schedule: Sunday — 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11:15 a.m., worship service (communion on third Sunday, “Come as you are” on fourth Sunday). Wednesday — 6:30 p.m., pastoral counseling; 7 p.m., intercessory prayer; 7:30 p.m., Bible study. <«–« Fuller Chapel United Church of Christ, Lynnbank Road, announces its weekly schedule: Sunday — 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship service, children’s church (nursery provided). Wednesday — 5:45 p.m., children/youth meet (supper provided); 7:30 p.m., adult choir practice. Upcoming events: Nov. 1, 3-6 p.m., Fall Festival with games, prizes, trunk or treat. <«–« Gillburg United Methodist Church, 4815 N.C. 39 South, Henderson, announces its schedule for this week: Sunday — 9:30 a.m., worship service; 10:45 a.m., Sunday school. Wednesday — noon, Lunch & Lessons (bring bag lunch); 5-7 p.m., community dinner (hot dogs and hamburgers), $5. <«–« 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 and Bible study. For details, call Elect Lady Branch at (252) 213-6710. <«–« Guiding Star United Holy Church, 650 Mt. Pleasant Church Road, Manson, announces this week’s schedule: Sunday – 10 a.m., Bible church school; 11 a.m., altar prayer; 11:15 a.m., praise and worship service. Monday — noon, prayer. Monday — noontime prayer. Wednesday – 7 p.m., prayer and 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. <«–« 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) 767-8289. <«–« 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. Call (919) 690-8272 for more information.

Liberty Christian Church, Epsom, announces this week’s schedule: Sunday — 10 a.m., Sunday School; 11 a.m., homecoming services with lunch to follow. Wednesday — 7 p.m., Bible study; 8 p.m., choir practice. Friday — youth “Pack A Box” treat night. <«–« Middleburg Baptist Church announces its weekly schedule: Sunday — 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship service; 3 p.m., puppet practice; 5 p.m., Bible study. Tuesday — 11 a.m., Rev. Nutt will preach at Senior Citizens’ Center. Wednesday — 7 p.m., choir practice. Friday — 7 p.m., puppet practice. <«–« Ministers Outreach Tabernacle, 925 Lehman St., Henderson, announces its weekly schedule: Sunday — 9:30 a.m., Bible teaching; 11 a.m., worship. Wednesday — noon, prayer; 7:30 p.m., mid-week service. For more information, call 438-6543. <«–« Morning Star United Holy Church announces its schedule for this week: Sunday — 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11:15 a.m., praise and worship service. Tuesday — 7 p.m., Bible study. <«–« 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. Next Saturday — 9 a.m., outreach ministry; 7 p.m., Spanish ministry. For more information or transportation, call (252) 430-7277. <«–« New Beginning Ministries Baptist Church, 8139 N.C. 39 South, Henderson, announces its regular schedule: Sunday — 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship service. Tuesday — 6:45 a.m., Bible study. <«–« New Hope Baptist Church announces this week’s schedule: Sunday — 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., morning worship; 6 p.m., evening service. Wednesday — 7 p.m., Bible study, prayer meeting. <«–« New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 413 Bullock St., Oxford, announces its schedule for this week: Sunday — 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., morning worship; 4 p.m., youth choir anniversary. Thursday — 7 p.m., Bible study. <«–« New Jonathan Creek Missionary Baptist Church, 9200 Cornwall Road, Oxford, has Sunday school at 10 a.m. weekly. Worship services are held every second and fourth Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Bible study is held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, except the Wednesday before the fourth Sunday. The church conference is held each Wednesday before the fourth Sunday at 6:30 p.m. <«–« 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). On Friday nights, 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 — 8:30 a.m., early worship; 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., morning worship/children’s church; 5:30 p.m., youth. Tuesday — 7 p.m., Sanctuary Choir rehearsal. Wednesday — 5:45 p.m., supper; 6:30 p.m., Bible study, youth, Team KIDS. Upcoming events: Oct. 31, 1 p.m., fall festival. <«–« Norlina Baptist Church, 402 Division St., Norlina, (252) 456-4121, 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., gospel singing featuring The King’s Messengers. 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. <«–« North Henderson Baptist Church announces this week’s schedule: Sunday — 9:45 a.m., Sunday School; 11 a.m., morning worship; 4 p.m., choir/Christmas cantata practice; 5 p.m., drama team; 6 p.m., evening worship. Tuesday — 11 a.m., Senior Citizen’s Home weekly prayer/worship service. Wednesday — 7 p.m., business conference, Youth Bible study, Children in Action. Friday — 6 p.m., fall festival. Upcoming events: Nov. 1, pastor appreciation lunch, “Jonah” drama presented; Nov. 6-7, youth/young adult campout; Nov. 9, Healthy Living Circle; Nov. 10, Bible study group; Nov. 10, Mission Action Group. <«–« 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; 2 p.m., outreach and evangelism 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 (children’s church/ nursery provided). Tuesday — 7 p.m., Church Council. Wednesday — 7 p.m., prayer time; 8 p.m., choir practice. Upcoming events: Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m., Trunk or Treat; Nov. 5, deacons’ meeting; Nov. 7, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Baptist Women’s Bazaar; Nov. 8, youth meet. <«–« Power of Life Missionary Baptist Church, 404 Hillsboro St., Oxford, has Sunday morning worship starting at 11 a.m. Rev. Calvin Young will be preaching during October. <«–« 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. Next Saturday — 4-6 p.m., Fall Festival. <«–« 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. Thursday — 7 p.m., cantata practice. Upcoming events: Nov. 1, 3-6 p.m., Community Fall Festival. <«–« Ridgeway Missionary Baptist Church, 156 Wycoff Road, Ridgeway, announces its schedule for this week: Sunday — 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11:15 a.m., ushers’ training and meeting. Wednesday — 7 p.m., adult Bible class. Friday — 6:30 p.m., Missionary Circle training and meeting; 7:30 p.m., church conference meeting. Oct. 31 — 6 p.m., Hallelujah Night fun and games. <«–« Rock of Ages Discipleship Ministry, 2040 Francis Ave., Henderson, will have Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship service at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday. Bible study is held at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Upcoming events: Nov. 14 — 10 a.m., women’s conference. Call (252) 431-0155 to register. <«–« 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/Shaw Day Service with guest speaker Rev. Frederick Johnson of First Baptist Church, Louisburg. Monday — 5:30 p.m., Adult Basic Education. Tuesday — 5:30 p.m., Adult Basic Education; 6:30 p.m., Chancel Choir rehearsal. Wednesday — 6 p.m., Christmas play rehearsal. Thursday — noonday prayer; 6 p.m., Chancel Choir rehearsal. Friday — 5 p.m., Liturgical Dance rehearsal. Next Saturday — 6 p.m., Hallelujah Festival. <«–« South Henderson Church of God, 125 J.P. Taylor Road, announces its schedule for this week: Sunday — 10 a.m., Sunday school; 10:15 a.m., New Life Recovery Class; 11 a.m., worship service; 11:15 a.m., children’s church; 6 p.m., worship service; 7 p.m., Family Training Hour; 7:15 p.m., Teen Meet. Thursday — 10 a.m., Bible study. Upcoming events: Oct. 31 — 6:30-8:30 p.m., fall festival with food, games and fun activities; Nov. 20 — 11 a.m.-4 p.m., barbecue chicken sale. <«–« 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; 6 p.m., evening worship. Monday — 6 p.m., Painting By Faith Art Ministry; 6:30 p.m., “Christmas Shoes” drama practice, men’s fellowship. Tuesday — 10 a.m., clothes closet; 6:30 p.m., aerobics, praise team practice. 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., Intra-Ministry Council and presidents’ meeting; Friday, October 30. Friday — 7 p.m., River of Life Recovery Fellowship, prayer service. Next Saturday — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hallelujah Day. <«–« Spring Green Missionary Baptist Church, 240 Powell Mill Road, Warrenton, announces this week’s schedule: Sunday — 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship service; 4 p.m., senior choir anniversary service; 6:30 p.m., Spring Green Prison Ministry Team will conduct services at the Warren Correctional Institution. Wednesday — 7 p.m., prayer and praise service conducted by Deacon Willie Williams and Deaconess Emma Williams. Friday — 7 p.m., International Bible Institute (now enrolling). Sunday’s regular worship service is broadcast each Saturday at 11:30 a.m. on radio station WARR1520 AM and also on the Web at The church meets all four Sundays of the month. For a free ride to church, call Deacon Davis at (252) 257-3503. <«–« 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, Mass Choir 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. <«–« Spring Valley United Methodist Church announces its schedule for this week: Sunday — 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship service. <«–« St. Beulah Holy Church, 69 Morgan Road, has Sunday school at 10 a.m. weekly. Morning worship begins at 11:30 every second and fourth Sunday. <«–« 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: Today — 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Lutheran Women’s Missionary League to hold their Zone Rally in Cary. 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, immediately followed by a reception in the fellowship hall to honor the Rev. Homer Diggs’ 25 years in the ministry and also to welcome new members into the church. Tuesday — 7:30 p.m., Inquirer’s Class, Chronic Illness Support Group will meet. Wednesday — 7:30 p.m., prayer time. Friday — 4:30 p.m., Confirmation Class. The church is located at 114 Poplar Mount Road, Norlina. For further details or directions, call the church office at (252) 456-2747 or log on to www. <«–« Tabernacle United Methodist Church, 1725 Rock Spring Church Road, Townsville, announces this week’s schedule: Sunday — 9:45 a.m., Sunday school (remembering old times); 11 a.m., worship service (ACTS Sunday), celebrating 225 years. Thursday — 9 a.m., art class. <«–« United Faith Way of the Cross, 575 Horner St., announces its regular schedule: Sunday — 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 11:30 a.m., worship; 6 p.m., worship. First and third Wednesdays — 7 p.m., Bible study. Second and fourth Wednesdays — 7 p.m., prayer and praise. <«–« 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, followed by 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., worship service with Elder William Cousin and congregation from Second Full Gospel Church in Newark, N.J., as special guests. Tuesday — 6 p.m., prayer service. Friday — 6 p.m., Bible study. 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); 6 p.m., evening service. 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 online at <«–« Warrenton Baptist Church, 226 N. Main St., Warrenton, announces this week’s schedule: Sunday — 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship; annual conference following service; 7 p.m., evening worship with Rev. Ed Beddingfield, followed by a reception. Tuesday — 5:30 p.m., community supper. Wednesday — 11 a.m., ecumenical service; 5 p.m., lectionary study group; 8 p.m., choir practice. <«–« West End Baptist Church, 619 Dabney Dr., Henderson, announces this week’s schedule: Sunday — 8 a.m., men’s breakfast; 9:40 a.m., Sunday School; 10:55 a.m., worship service; 5 p.m., handbell rehearsal; 6 p.m., evening service, youth group. Monday — 6:30 p.m., GROW Team W. Wednesday — 6 p.m., supper; 7 p.m., prayer, Bible study, youth, Children in Action, Mission Friends; 7 p.m., choir rehearsal. Next Saturday — 5-8 p.m., children’s fall festival. <«–« West Hills Presbyterian Church announces its weekly schedule: Sunday — 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 10:30 a.m., worship service. Wednesday — 6:30 p.m., Fellowship of the Saints. <«–« Westwood Pentecostal Holiness Church announces its schedule: Sunday — 9:45 a.m. Sunday school; 10:45 a.m., worship; 6 p.m., worship/youth service. Wednesday — 7 p.m., mid-week Bible study. <«–« 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.


The Daily Dispatch

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Homecomings / Revivals Tabernacle UMC Tabernacle United Methodist Church on Rock Spring Church Road in Townsville will celebrate its 225th anniversary and homecoming at 11 a.m. Sunday. Guest speaker will be Bishop Alfred W. Gwinn. A covered dish lunch will be served following the services. All members, former members and friends are invited.

Union Grove Baptist Union Grove Baptist Church will observe its annual homecoming and 128th church anniversary on Sunday, beginning at 11:30 a.m. during the regular worship service. Elder Allen F. Brown will be the guest speaker and the music will be

provided by the Harrison Family. The Rev. Thelma McClain will serve as the worship leader. A native of Vance County, Brown is the son of Sandy and Johnnie Mae Brown and Willie Bea Brown of Henderson. He attended Vance County Schools and furthered his studies at N.C. Central University in Durham, where he majored in political science/ public administration. He preached his initial sermon at the age of 19. In 1997, he was ordained an elder through the United Holy Church of America. Currently, he is a member of Christ Family Church in Cary, under the leadership of the Rev. Patricio Wilson, and has previously held many ministry leadership positions including ordained elder, church executive board, youth Sunday school teacher, young adult ministry coor-

dinator, as well as functioning in the music department as choir director and praise and worship leader. He is an accomplished vocalist, director, pianist and organist. Brown is employed with Affiliated Computer Services in Cary, where he is manager of the retirement benefits and insurance units. He and his wife, Vanessa Furtick-Brown, currently reside in Raleigh and have one son, Sion Esaias Brown. A fellowship dinner will be served immediately following the service. For more information, call Joyce B. Barnes, homecoming chairperson, at (252) 257-5674.

God’s Way of Deliverance Prophetess Mamie Carr of Newark, N.J., will be the speaker at a two-day revival at God’s Way

of Deliverance Church, 691-A Bearpond Road, on Thursday and Friday. The services will begin nightly at 7 p.m.

Philadelphia Baptist Philadelphia Baptist Church will celebrate its annual homecoming during its regular 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Ray Allsberry from Oak Grove Baptist Church, along with his choir and congregation.

Peace Free Will Baptist Peace Free Will Baptist Church of Henderson will observe homecoming on Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. Music will be provided by Dalton Williamson and the gospel group

Resurrection. Dinner will follow in the church fellowship hall.

Liberty Christian Former pastor Kevin Gilliam will be the guest speaker at Liberty Christian Church during its annual homecoming services tomorrow at 11 a.m. A covered dish luncheon will follow the service in the fellowship hall.

New Restoration New Restoration Community Church, 817 E. Andrews Ave., Henderson, will hold its “Perfecting of the Saints” revival Oct. 29-30 at 7 p.m. nightly. Gospel recording artist, Bishop Bruce Parham of Oasis of Refreshing Ministries in Wilmington, Del., will be the guest speaker.

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

Youth events United Solid Rock Youth Ministries will sponsor “The Cartoon Network” today at 6 p.m. Speakers include Minister Cedric Clark from Temple Of Abundant Harvest in Henderson; Minister Tanisha Yancey of Full Gospel Faith Ministries in Warrenton; Minister Cormika Southerland of Whites Grove Christian Church; Minister James Harris of Greater Joy Baptist Church; Minister Phillip Skipwith of Crusade Pentecostal of Henderson; and Nicholas Dozier of Whites Groves Christian Church. Music will provided by the Davis Chapel Youth Choir. All guests are asked to wear their favorite cartoon character apparel. For directions or transportation, please call (252) 257-4976 or e-mail 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. Performances will be given by step teams, dance teams, youth choirs and local poets. All guests are asked for a $3 love offering. The suggested attire is polo shirts and jeans. A conference choir will rehearse the night of the service at 10 p.m. and all are welcome to participate. For any other information, please call (252) 2574976 or or e-mail ahargrove1001@

Toy applications New Restoration Community Church, 817 E. Andrews Ave., Henderson, is now accepting toy applications to assist families in need for the Christmas holiday. Applications are due back by Nov. 11. For more information, call the church at (252) 438-3384.

Toys for Tots Church of the Remnant, located at 121 1/2 Williamsboro St. in downtown Oxford ,will be sponsoring Toys for Tots during the upcoming Christ-

mas season. All children from infants to 12 years old are eligible for one toy. Parents/guardians can register their children at the church on Nov. 4 from 6-7:30 p.m. and Nov. 18 from 6-7:30 p.m. Applicants must provide the child’s name, address, age and date of birth. The distribution day for all toys will be announced at a later date. For more information, please contact the church at (919) 693-5061.

Leadership conference I Believe God Outreach Church will hold its annual Leadership Conference Nov. 3-7. Services will begin at 7 p.m. nightly. 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.

Hallelujah Night God’s Way of Deliverance will host Hallelujah Night for kids 12 and under on Oct. 31 from 7-10 p.m. There will be several games, food and entertainment. For details, call Elect Lady Branch at (252) 2136710.

Community day Today, Spring Valley United Methodist Church will hold its second annual Community Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is invited to join the church members for refreshments, games, fun and fellowship.

Mothers in Prayer Mothers In Prayer For Their Sons will meet via toll-free conference call Nov. 7 at 8 a.m. Participants can dial in toll free at (605) 475-4825, access code: 470076# to join in the prayer. For further information visit www. or call (252) 456-9121.

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 (252) 213-3348 or (252) 339-6180, or the church at (252) 430-6013.

Bazaar On Nov. 7, the Poplar Creek Baptist Church women will sponsor a bazaar from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sausage biscuits, coffee and drinks will be for sale from 7-10 a.m., and hot dogs, chips and drinks, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will also be baked goods, crafts, a yard sale and a white elephant table. Raffle tickets will be for sale. The cost is $2 per ticket or $5 for three tickets with a chance to win one of four prizes, including a $50 gas card, $25 Lowe’s gift card, $25 Cracker Barrel gift card, or a $25 Food Lion gift card. Proceeds from the bazaar will support mission projects.

Hallelujah night Woodsworth Baptist Church will sponsor Hallelujah Night on Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. Children are invited out for a night of free candy and games. There will be prizes for all ages (including teenagers). Enjoy bingo games, a cake walk and more. Hot dogs and French fries will be served.

Women’s conference Ministers Outreach Tabernacle will host a women’s conference Nov. 5-8. The conference theme will be “The Woman No Longer a Victim, But Has Victory In Jesus Christ!” Special guest preachers will be Co-Pastor Chandra Midgette from Kingdom Builders’ Ministry in Durham; Evangelist Arnetta Yancey with Ministers Outreach Crusade, Henderson; and Minister Sharon Maye, also of Henderson. A special

seminar will be held on Nov. 5 from noon to 1:30 p.m., led by Minister Ida Jeffers of the Beauty for Ashes Domestic Violence Ministry, Bowie, Md. Thursday and Friday services will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday services will be held at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend! For more information, please call (252) 438-6543. The church is located at 925 Lehman Street, Henderson.

Hallelujah Day South Henderson Pentecostal Holiness Church, 905 Americal Road, Henderson, will host its annual Hallelujah Day on Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public is invited to come out and enjoy live music, free hotdogs, candy, games, and a cake walk! For more information, call (252) 438-3322.

Worship class Union Christian Bible College will be conducting an eight-week class on worship at Grace Missionary Baptist Church in Kittrell beginning Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. The class will be taught by the Rev. Clarence LeMay and will cost $30. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call (919) 218-8092.

Bible Bowl Crusade Pentecostal Deliverance Church Bible school will be sponsoring its first Bible Bowl to be held at the church at 45 Gorman St., Henderson, on Dec. 5 at 1 p.m. Two age groups will compete — ages eight to 16 years old and ages 17 to 25 years old. Participants must be able to write the correct answer on their own. The registration fee is $5 per person and the cutoff date to register is Nov. 27. The top prize will be a notebook computer. The second and third prizes will be MP3 players. Registration and fees can be mailed to the church.

Yard sale Cotton Memorial Presbyterian Church, 511 N. Chestnut St., will sponsor a fall yard sale on Nov. 7 from 7-10 a.m. Proceeds from the sale will go to the Christian Education Committee for their various outreach activities. Set up will begin at 6:30 a.m. If you plan to partici-

pate, generally new or used items are donated for sale. Members and friends of Cotton Memorial Presbyterian may rent a space to sell their items with a percentage of sales going to the Christian Education Committee. For more information, call (252) 492-3478.

Clothing giveaway Dickies Grove Baptist Church will have a clothing giveaway at 8 a.m. today. There will be household items, clothing and other items. The giveaway will be held at the church, 2996 Faulkner Town Road. Rain or shine, the event will take place at the church.

Harvest yard sale Mt. Auburn Church near Kimball’s Point will have a harvest yard sale today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition to the yard sale, there will be breakfast biscuits, hot dogs for lunch, a bake sale and a cake walk.

Festival In The Street Holy Faith Temple CFAP will hold its November Festival in the Street at 506 S. Chestnut St. and 150 W. Spring St. on Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be yard sale, plate sale, gospel singing, prizes, Mexican/Spanish cooking and more. Vendors are welcome. Call (252) 430-1970 for more information.

Men’s conference The men of Nutbush Baptist Church will have their first men’s conference at 9 a.m. today. Guest speakers for the conference will be the Rev. William Everette, pastor of Flat Creek Baptist Church, and the Rev. Robert Gabriel, pastor of Spring Street Baptist Church. Music will be provided by the Rev. Harry Williams and the United Christian Men’s Chorale. All men are invited to attend.

Women’s conference Rock of Ages Discipleship Ministry, 2040 Francis Ave., Henderson, will have its fifth annual women’s conference at 10 a.m. Nov. 14. Registration is not required, however a $15 per person donation will be appreciated. Call (252) 431-0155.

Olive Grove to sponsor marriage workshop

First United Methodist schedules annual bazaar The annual bazaar will be held on Nov. 7 at First United Methodist Church. The country ham breakfast will be available from 7-10 a.m. Joyce Thompson will be making the biscuits and Gene Ayscue will be cooking the ham. Thompson and Ayscue (pictured) have years of experience cooking the bazaar breakfast. The tickets for breakfast are $6. After breakfast, shoppers can purchase lots of canned items, baked goods, green plants, jewelry and handmade crafts, including a beautiful antique table going to the highest bidder. The bazaar will be open until 1 p.m. All proceeds from the bazaar go to mission work and youth projects. Dr. Fred Coats, 95, will also have his rum cakes and persimmon pudding for sale.

Olive Grove Baptist Church will sponsor a one-day workshop on marriage Nov. 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Bible-based seminar is for those who are married or thinking about marriage. Rev. Donald Stevenson, an attorney and former senior pastor, and Dr. Sara Stevenson, a psychologist and life coach, will be the workshop leaders. They are the authors of “Get a Clue! Why Relationships Don’t Work” and are the co-founders of the National Christian Family Resources Council, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening marriages. Married for almost 39 years, they have been conducting relationship workshops for more than 25 years. Rev. Stevenson will bring the Sunday morning sermon during the 11 a.m. worship service at the church on Nov. 8. For more information, contact Rev. Charles Walton, pastor of Olive Grove Missionary Baptist Church, at (252) 492-6530.


















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HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). Keep your eyes peeled for lucky opportunities, however small. Picking up a penny from the sidewalk is like saying to the universe: “Thank you for this unexpected gift.” Which inclines the universe to shower you more often. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). A champion of the underdog, you get annoyed when you see stronger people taking advantage of their wealth and exploiting the less fortunate. When you witness this happening today, do something to right the balance. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The ones you love can hurt you the most. You prove how brave and compassionate you are by continuing to open up to them. To love is to be vulnerable. You wisely realize that it won’t work any other way. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’re usually decisive, but today you’re having a harder time making decisions about the most mundane things. An experiment: Go with your gut, no second-guessing. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Basically, you wish a certain person would just go away. Maybe Mongolia would be a good choice. Unfortunately, this person doesn’t wish to go anywhere. So consider this an opportunity to learn more about cooperation. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). A song on the radio catches you and makes you feel euphoric, sad or romantic for no specific reason. One of the greatest gifts of music is its power to soften the human heart with





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CREDITORâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NOTICE Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Wilhemina King Kersey, of Vance County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the Estate of said Wilhemina King Kersey, deceased, to present them to the undersigned, or his attorney, on or before the 24th day of January, 2010, or same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate please make immediate payment. This the 24th day of October, 2009.

232 Finch Road below SVHS Sat. 10/24 8am-1pm. Last sale of the year! Everything cheap!

NOTICE TO CREDITORS The undersigned, having qualified as Executor of Mamie Elizabeth Maddox estate, this is to notify all persons having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned on or before the 3rd day of January, 2010, or this notice will be pleaded in bar thereof. All persons indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned. This 3rd day of October, 2009. Lisa Neal Hedgepeth 1765 Peter Gill Road Henderson, NC 27537

Ted C. Kersey, II, Administrator of the Estate Jonathan S. Care Attorney At Law, P.A. 109 W. Montgomery St. Henderson, NC 27536 (252) 492-3053 Oct 24,31, Nov 7,14, 2009

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

Ellen W. Currin 3187 Little Mountain Creek Road Oxford, NC 27565 Collector of the Estate of Mary S. White John H. Zollicoffer, Jr. Stainback, Satterwhite, Burnette & Zollicoffer, PLLC Post Office Drawer 19 Henderson, N.C. 27536 Attorney Oct 24,31, Nov 7,14, 2009 NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Henderson Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Monday, November 2, 2009 at 3:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 134 Rose Avenue. Business to be discussed as follows: New Business â&#x20AC;˘Public Hearing: (PB10-09) Text Amendment related to truck stops. Interested persons presenting arguments both for and against the above cases are urged to attend as significant changes may result due to the decisions of the Board. Sherry N. Moss Zoning Administrator Oct 24, 2009


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

Huge 4 family sale. Warehouse at Mikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Barber & Beauty Shop behind Snackers on Dabney Dr. Sat. 10/24. 7am-until. Baby items, furniture, many household items, etc. Rain or shine! Large garage sale! #158 N. past Greystone. Look for sign. Fri & Sat. 10/23 & 24 10am-5pm. Kids clothes, baby items, toys galore! Christmas Corner! 252-492-9776. Large selection of used TVs. 15â&#x20AC;? to 50â&#x20AC;?. Prices starting at $50 Northside Electronics 159 N. Cooper Dr. 252-492-6544 Sat 10/24 6:30am - 3:30pm 414 Charles St. Lots of Misc., Household items,Corner Curio, Wall Pictures

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Sat 10/24 7am - until Multi Family 22 Guta Ln, (Off Satterwhite Pt Rd) Christmas Collections of Angels & santas. Sarah Caventry Jewelry, Flowers cuttings & seeds, A variety of Misc. items


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Oct 3,10,17,24, 2009 NOTICE I have qualified before the Clerk of the Superior Court of Vance County, North Carolina, as Collector of the Estate of Mary S. White, and this is to notify all persons to whom said Estate may be indebted to present their claims to the undersigned prior to the 24th day of January, 2010 or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of any recovery. Persons indebted to said Estate are requested to make prompt settlement. This the 20th day of October, 2009.

3 families. Raleigh Rd. at Guptonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Upholstery. Fri. & Sat. 10/23 & 24. 7am-until. Lots of kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stuff, DVDs, small appl., books, clothes.

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HERE Now you can add your company logo to your one column ads/no border ads and get noticed quicker! Call your sales representative Now accepting applications for Landscape Maintenance Technicians. Valid drivers license. 252-4920342.

Yard Sales 1376 Old Watkins Rd. off 158 Bus. Sat. 10/24. 7am-2pm. Bedspreads, dishes, pictures, household, clothes, end table/ coffee table set, etc.

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Be prepared for a cold winter! Overcoats, all weather coats, sport coats, sweaters. Men sizes 42-44L. 14 in women. 252-492-8479. BF Goodrich tires P22555-17. GM wheels & tires. P225-60-16. 252432-7891. Leave message. Bowflex Sport Home Gym w/leg attachment. 230 lbs. resistance. $400. (2) 24 in. x 20 ft. two-sided pipe for driveway/ditches. $250 each. 252-433-8798. Leave message. Computer desk Good condition $100 252-438-5673 Free standing Wood Chief wood stove $350. Yard Machine lawn mower. 14.5HP. 42â&#x20AC;? cut $275. 919-690-4714. Image electric treamill. Like new $200. Infinity 2 multi-station training center $200. 252-438-5673. Mausoleums/crypts sideby-side at Sunset Gardens. Will sell one or both. Call 919-690-2599 if interested. Several bedroom suites w/mattress & springs $300 & up. Table & 4 chair sets $75 & up. Sofa & chair sets $100 & up. 32â&#x20AC;? color TV w/remote & stand $200 OBO. Much, Much More! 252-438-8828 or 252432-2230 anytime!



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FOR SALE Fresh Vegetables For Sale. Collards Large $3.00 Med. $2.00 Turnip Mustard Cabbages Call 252-204-1494 or 252-433-5103 P&P Farms

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317 & 327 Whitten Ave. 2BR. Central air/heat. Stove & fridge. Ref. & dep. reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. $485/mo. 252-492-0743.

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

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

Wanted Looking to Buy 2 Row Corn Planter w/ 3 pt Hitch,5 foot bush hog. and any other 3 pt attachments. 252-213-0013

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Jimmy Gill 2675 Warrenton Rd. 252-492-3234

Pets & Supplies 2 black & white male Pomeranians. 1/2 Parti. 3 mos. old. Shots. $350 each. 252-492-7009 or 252-767-6820. 6 week old male & female Boxer pups. Tails docked. 1st shots. Must go! $100 each. 252-4308084. Adorable playful kittens need a good loving home. Female tabby. Black male. $35 ea. Spayed & neutered w/shots. Cat lovers bring cat carrier. 252-492-3607. English Setter pups. Old Hemlock. Tri-colored. Have papers. Shots & wormed. $200 ea. 252204-0998. FOR SALE Boxer Puppies 6 Weeks Old Shots / Wormed 252-492-9767 FREE to good home Female Rat Terrier 5 years old. Shots 919-853-2350


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.

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Happy Jack LiquivicÂŽ: Recognized safe & effective against hook & roundworms by US Center for Veterinary Medicine. ROSE GIN LAWN,GARDEN & PET CENTER. 252-492-1103.

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

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252-572-2464 Pom pups. Toy partis & teacups. 2 male, 2 female. Shots & wormed. Ready to go. $250 & up. 919-5281952. Rottweiler male. Full blooded. No papers. 11 wks. old. Shots & wormed. $150 919-283-4559 Toy breeds. Full blooded. Yorkies, Maltese & Poodle. Taking deposits. For more information, call 919-528-1952. Yorktese Puppies 4 weeks old Parents on Site. $450 For more info Call 252-492-1890

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

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

2 BR 1 BA $450/Mo Previous rental ref required Call Currin Real Estate 252-492-7735

Now Accepting Applications 2BR - $510 3BR - $596 Project Based Section 8 Available Vouchers Accepted Phone 252-492-4573 TDD 1-800-735-2962

Apartments/Houses Wester Realty 252-438-8701 Oxford. 3BR, 1BA duplex. Quiet area near Country Club. $600/mo. Ref. reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Call Dale or Scott. 919-693-2257. CENTURY 21 Hancock Properties.

Houses For Rent 2BR, 1116 Dabney Dr. Nice. Cent. air, fridge & stove. No pets. $545+ dep & ref 252-492-2353 2BR, 1BA. Zeb Vance area. No pets. $400/ mo. + dep. 252-654-0822 or 910-583-0668. 2BR, 2BA apt. $550/ mo. 1BR apt. $375/mo. 2BR MH $300/mo. Ref. & dep. 252-438-3738

3BR, 2BA. 1300 sq.ft. 71 Torri Dr. No pets. $675/mo + dep. 919-201-3813 406 Roosevelt. 1BR. Central air/heat. Stove & fridge. Ref. & dep. reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. $415/mo. 252-492-0743. Dreamhome in Hills 136 acs, 6300 sf home. Unbelievable Mtn Views Ponds, Granville County Owner: 919-624-7905 Call for pics: $999,900 Friends & Family Special - up to $100 Free Rent 1-3BR houses & apts.

The Rogers Group 252-492-9385 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. Lease w/option. 160 Mallard Lane. Key Estates. 3BR, 2BA. 252-432-4089. New listing! 1202 N. Garnett St. 3 or 4BR, 2BA brick. Electric heat/ air. Garage & storage. Ref. & dep. reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. $800/ mo. 252-492-0743.

Business Property For Rent

Manufactured Homes For Sale

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

14x70 & like new SW 14x76. Cash only! I also buy SWs. Bobby Faulkner 252-438-8758 or 252-432-2035

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

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


GREAT DEAL $84,900 919-556-1637


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

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3 Bed 2 Bath Home Between Henderson & Warrenton. Quiet, Nice. $750/mo 919-693-8984 7704 Cornwall Rd. Oxford NC, 27565 Nice 3BR Home For Sale By Owner. $43,000. Move In Ready. 1 acre land Call Michael 252-425-4964 Lic., Bond., Cert. Start with only $99 252-738-0282

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

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

Manufactured Homes For Manufactured Sale Owner Financing, 1988 Homes For SW 3 BR 2 BA, Rent $11,500.00 $500.00

3BR, 2BA DW on private lot (Warrenton Rd. at county line) $600/ mo +dep 252-492-3684

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3BR = $45k 4BR = $55k 5BR = $65k 919-570-3366


3BR, 1BA SW near Kerr Lake. Heat pump, well water. $450/mo. 252430-3777.

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Rent-to-own. 3BR, 2BA Fenced back yard. Heat pump. $1000 down. $595/mo 252-430-3777

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


down pymt. $161.01 + tax+ins. On Rented Lot. Call Currin Real Estate 252-492-7735

If you miss your paper, PLEASE CALL before 11:00 am 436-2800

2004 Case 580M backhoe. 4WD. 4-way front bucket. 1430 hrs. Good condition. $29,500. 252-492-7387.

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Used Farm Equipment & Tractors 919-603-7211

Trucks & Trailers For Sale 1994 Transcraft Flatbed 48â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 102â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Trailer Air Ride Suspension, Spread Axle, Strap box $4000 919-569-0311 Leave Message 1997 International dump truck. Tri-axle. Rebuilt motor w/30K mi. 18 ton legal weight. Priced to sell at $12,000 OBO. 252456-0838 between 5pm and 10pm.

Autos For Sale $500! Police Impounds! Hondas, Toyotas and more! For listings 800749-8104, Ext. K276. 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis. Burgundy. 1 owner. Very clean. Like new. 52K mi. New battery & tires. Keyless entry. Adjustable pedals. Garage kept. $7500. 252-257-3965.

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!


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