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business of streamlining operations, Casey said. Home furnishings exhibitors could be extracting more value out of a lower footprint of showroom space, he said.
HIGH POINT – The extra traffic generated by the High Point Market that opened today was already evident in some stores and restaurants, though local businesses reported different results. “Three weeks before the market starts, we get all of the set-up and construction crews in,” said Jeff Baker, owner of Jimmy’s Pizza House, one of the few restaurants in the showroom district that operates year-round. “That’s the way it always is. Since Wednesday, we’ve seen more (people in) suits than the previous markets.” The furniture market is known as the world’s largest furniture trade show and North Carolina’s single largest economic event. Marketgoers are a welcomed business opportunity for business owners like Baker, who says it’s hard to predict what his busiest days of the furniture market will be. But it always boosts his bottom dollar, he said. “It’s still hard to tell when people will be here,” Baker said. “But the absolute busiest time is always three weeks before (market) with the set-up crews coming in.” In terms of construction crews and temporary jobs, the furniture market creates about 13,000 jobs a year, according to the High Point Market Authority. Its impact also expands to surrounding areas like Greensboro, where George’s Pizza and Grill on Old Oak Ridge Road sees a slight boost from marketgoers staying at hotels around Piedmont Triad International Airport. “We see an increase,” said manager Ghassan Mustafa about orders during the market. “Not a big increase because we aren’t in the High Point city area, but we’ll do about 15 or 20 percent extra. It picks up a little bit for us.” Mustafa said the restau-
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Number of owners still widespread. 2A the major players at market in terms of controlling space. Of the 9.8 million square feet of showroom space, two companies – the International Home Furnishings Center and Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. – own 55 percent of the space, or about 5.4 million square feet. The vast majority of showroom space owners in the High Point Market district hold 50,000 square feet or less of space, with the smallest ownership at 975 square feet, city records indicate. The economy may have compelled some showrooms to reduce the amount of active space they are using at market, said Market Authority President Brian Casey. “The one thing I would like to remind everyone is that, even if this is amounting to 10 million square feet, it is
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Job numbers at issue in mayor’s race BY PAT KIMBROUGH ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
HIGH POINT – Has the city gained or lost jobs during the recession? A contender for High Point’s top elected post has made this a campaign issue, claiming that the city has seen a net loss of about 2,700 jobs over the past three years. Jay Wagner argues that this figure, based on N.C. Employment Security Commission statistics, gives the true economic picture and illustrates the shortcomings of Mayor Becky Smothers and the City Council. Smothers defends the city’s record of economic development under her watch,
pointing to 6,668 new jobs created or announced from 2007 to 2009. She argues that every city in the nation has been battered by the recession and other economic problems that are beyond the city’s control. “I don’t know where he’s getting his numbers,” Smothers said. “We know we’ve lost jobs; that’s the national economy in action.
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HIGH POINT – The recession and its continuing fallout have taken a toll on the size of the High Point Market. For years, market organizers have touted the world’s largest home furnishings trade show as covering 12 million square feet of showroom space, but records kept by the city of High Point show that official showroom totals have contracted to 9.8 million square feet. The city maintains detailed figures on showroom square footage because it collects a special showroom tax, proceeds of which are used annually to support activities of the High Point Market Authority. The authority organizes the spring and fall trade shows and promotes the event across the world. Market showroom properties are owned by 120 separate entities, according to records from the city of High Point. A handful of owners are
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The numbers I’ve released have all been public record and never been challenged.” According to ESC figures cited by Wagner, there were 2,665 unemployed residents in the city in January 2007, and that number jumped to 5,375 by December 2009, a net loss of 2,710 jobs. According to the ESC, the figures are based on the unemployed individual’s place of residence, not where the job is located. Wagner said this doesn’t diminish his argument, pointing out that some new or announced jobs in places like north High Point are likely filled by Greensboro residents. “What the heck is an announced job? I think we
have to stick to real numbers,” he said. Wagner said he understands the effects of the recession nationwide but argues that a pattern of inaction at the local level is partly to blame. For instance, he said the city’s economic incentives budget was cut and an incentive plan for innercity areas and south High Point has yet to be acted on more than 19 months after it was proposed. “The bigger issue is the lack of response to the economy,” he said. “I get the impression the attitude was, we’ll just ride it out, and it will all be OK.” Smothers said the city has continued aggressively
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recruiting new industries during the recession, and has seen several recent economic development successes, including more than 170 companies that have created new jobs since 2008 and a No. 1 national ranking by Site Selection magazine for attracting new business. “At this point in time, people need hope and confidence that the situation we’re in will change,” she said. “I think the facts presented indicate High Point is well-positioned to take advantage of business investment because we’re doing it. High Point is attractive for many different types of industry.” email@example.com | 888-3531
B. Hofler Milam was named senior vice president for finance and administration and chief financial officer at Wake Forest University. Milam is currently vice president for finance and treasurer at Duke University. He is expected to begin work at Wake Forest in December.
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Number of showrooms owners still widespread BY PAUL B. JOHNSON ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
HIGH POINT – In a geographic sense, the High Point Market is unique among major trade show venues in the nation, and perhaps the world. Most international trade show halls or buildings involve exhibitors of product renting space from a single organizer of the event, or at most a handful of showroom space owners. In High Point, a broad range of companies own and provide showroom space in settings that range from hundreds of thousands of square feet in a building to a spot covering a couple of thousand square feet. The High Point Market is made up of 120 separate showroom owners, with the vast majority of those owners holding 50,000 square feet or less of space, according to city of
Records show space is shrinking. 1A High Point records. Part of the reason for the unique landscape of the High Point Market is history. As the trade show, which celebrated its centennial last year, prospered into the latter half of the 20th century and early 21st century, exhibitors sought showroom locations beyond a set number of large buildings. Downtown buildings that once housed other businesses were converted to showroom use. The physical landscape of the High Point Market contrasts it with its main rival, the World Market Center in Las Vegas. The World Market Center complex features three adjacent buildings covering 5 million square feet, operated by one corporate entity.
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Each market’s layout offers an appeal to certain marketgoers, said Ken Smith, managing partner with the financial services firm Smith Leonard in High Point. “If you’ve got it all in one place, it’s easier to maneuver around at a market. But with the transportation system in High Point now, there’s some who say it’s not bad to be able to get outside and move around, instead of being stuck in one building. There’s really pluses and minuses to both,” Smith said. The setting of a furnishings trade show – whether in one complex or spread out among many buildings – often isn’t as critical as the product offering, he said. “It’s where the breadth of product is, even within a given showroom,” Smith said. firstname.lastname@example.org | 888-3528
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Southwood Furniture Corp. – 13,000 Charles Jarrell –3,000 Johnson Family Bravo Ltd. – 6,516 Khalifa Zaki Uddin –3,550 L&JG Stickley – 29,467 Lambeth Enterprises – 18,163 Lucky 7 Development Group – 33,372 Main Street Holdings – 10,560 Maple Leaf Holdings – 323,439 Chung Lee Chao – 22,416 Market Properties – 31,026 Market Square LLC – 2,096,440 McCreary Associates LLC –22,352 Sadie N McCurry – 15,086 Patricia S McEachern – 8,460 Merchandise Mart – 30,096 Wakefield Group LLC – 56,400 Mississippi National – 423,300 Natuzzi Americas Inc. – 111,319 Market on Main Street LLC – 59,874 Commerce & Design Associates – 250,100 R&G Investments – 1,780 Reflections Furniture – 5,172 SS Cool Springs LLC – 29,752 Rosesam LLC – 12,250 Diana P Sarantos – 3,420 Riken Properties LLC – 11,440 SS Cool Springs – 23,188 S&P Commerce Street LLC – 7,990 Ralph H. Short Jr. – 8,580 Showplace Properties LLC N Wrenn and Hamilton – 95,064 Capstone Showplace Management – 821,550 Showrooms on English LLC – 47,564 Charles Simmons – 7,055 Southern Furn Co of Conover – 39,996 Glenn E Swaim Jr. – 12,500 MRSR Properties – 5,464 Randall Tysinger Antiques – 21,000 Universal Furniture Ind. Inc. – 112,768 Vanguard Furniture Inc. – 32,461 W G Acquisition Co. Inc. – 2,990 Williams Gold LLC – 38,568
HIGH POINT – The following is a list of active showrooms and their square footage: 135 South Hamilton Assoc. LLC – 27,492 1822 English Rd, LLC – 11,782 3-D Investments, LLC – 18,846 Americraft Properties – 43,458 Tawny Lam– 2,020 Baker, Knapp & Tubbs – 33,000 Bencini & White – 50,400 Bencini Realty LTD – 34,020 Bencini Realty – 53,024 Best Chairs Inc –23,982 Pine State Inc. – 16,680 Hughes - Larkin LLC – 14,720 Boykin Hotel Properties – 12,500 White Associates –11,250 Broyhill Realty Inc. – 33,738 Helen Castanes – 3,520 John C Castanes – 1,738 Embassy Properties LLC –9,992 David A Conner – 20,067 Joan Cramer – 40,024 Cridlebaugh Properties Inc. – 3,871 R Braxton Culler – 28,026 James Henry Dowdy Sr. – 19,830 Drexel Heritage Furniture Ind. – 79,760 Shimon & Barbara Einhorn – 15,894 Soft Line SPA – 14,568 Ferguson Copeland LLC – 24,901 E Vernon Ferrell – 11,040 Fine & Shavitz Inc. – 5,200 Joe D Floyd – 12,667 Frienz LLC – 45,692 Furniture Showroom Prop LLC – 26,112 Huddle Partnership – 33,311 GRLS LLC –24,000 HMM Associates –69,044 IHFC Properties –3,254,342 Marchello Design – 27,295
Joseph A Williams – 6,316 James Douglas Wilson – 9,203 Michael Yeh – 45,186 VM Realty LLC – 12,784 Art and Frame Direct/Timeless – 34,201 Patsy H Wagner – 3,796 Franklin R. English – 975 Thayer Coggin Inc. – 10,045 Ronald W. Hinkle – 7,800 Wright Place LLC – 24,238 Steele Street Partners LLC – 154,534 Marzilli USA Inc. –8,000 MPT Properties – 5,395 Southwood Holdings LLC – 7,159 L.E.O Co. LLC – 86,970 Lee Properties – 18,632 Jerome Thompson – 4,000 Athena Family Hardwin LP – 3,600 Willard Stewart Real Estate – 3,146 G&J Styles – 29,318 OLY – 3,720 Tomlinson Erwin-Lambeth/Direct – 15,000 Atrium Furniture Ltd. – 21,288 Decca Furniture USA Inc. – 13,267 Tri City Acquisitions LLC – 12,700 French Heritage – 13,500 PCH Holdings – 12,960 United Atlantic LLC – 20,166 Southern Places Associates LLC – 3,320 Eliko Art and Decorative Rugs – 11,232 DHE Provence Collection LLC – 10,584 308 West Broad LLC – 24,160 Randy Brownlow – 21,958 BW Hughes Properties – 16,848 Lexington Home Brands – 2,900 Schwarz Properties LLC –– 17,599 M Wagner, Wilson & Cheek – 14,700 JNS Properties LLC – 6,000 Nera Smith, Smith, Byerly, Smith &Smith – 5,840 M&M Real Estate – 17,822 Wrenn Street Properties – 3,151 TOTAL: 9,810,306
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – An attempt to lighten up the heavy subject of stem cells through poetry has backfired on the California agency that manages the state’s $3 billion research fund. The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine decided to hold a poetry contest
to commemorate Stem Cell Awareness Day last Wednesday. But it later pulled the winning entries from its website because of religious language in one of the works. The poem “Stem C.” begins, “This is my body/which is given for you,” and ends with, “Take this/in remem-
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months. Elisa Baker, 42, is being held on an obstruction of justice charge after police say she tried to throw them off with a fake ransom note. Her court-appointed attorney says she is “scared to death” and very emotional. Adam Baker, 33, said Friday that he hasn’t talked to his wife and remains unsure if she had anything to do with his daughter’s disappearance. “Maybe,” Baker told AP. “I’m still trying to figure it all out.”
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in that come in every year, but we have a lot of customers that don’t show here anymore,” she said. “We have less designers walking in to get those flowers for showrooms.” Hughes estimates her busiest days were Thursday and Friday as she received a few orders for showrooms that still were being set up. Owners of Triad Lighting, which
Carolina in mid-September, but they’ve had trouble finding anyone else who has seen her in recent
Restaurant’s busiest days are at the beginning rant’s busiest market days are at the beginning of market on Friday and Saturday night. Others have seen business from the market wane in recent years, however. Tommie Hughes, owner of Ellington’s Florist in High Point, said walk-in orders have slowed down over the years. “We’ve had a few people come
HICKORY (AP) – The father of a missing 10-yearold said Friday that he is still not sure whether his wife was involved in the girl’s disappearance. Adam Baker said he just wants to find Zahra Clare Baker and take her back to the family’s native Australia if she wants to go. Police believe the girl is dead. Baker and his wife Elisa, the girl’s stepmother, reported her missing Oct. 9. They said they had last seen Zahra – who used hearing aids and a prosthetic leg because of bone cancer – in her bed at their home in Hickory, about 50 miles northwest of Charlotte. But police don’t believe them. Investigators said Zahra may have been alive when the family moved to a new home in North
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Gun battle leaves 4 dead in Mexico MONTERREY, Mexico â€“ Mexican marines battled suspected drug cartel gunmen whose allies erected at least a dozen roadblocks in the northeastern city of Monterrey, authorities said Friday. One marine and three gunmen were killed. The gunmen opened fire and threw grenades at a marine patrol Thursday night on a highway on the western city limits, according to a Navy statement.
Chile miners do not disclose ordeal details COPIAPO, Chile â€“ The first rescued Chilean miners out of the hospital celebrated their new lives as national heroes Friday, as word emerged that the 33 want to closely guard their story so they can fairly divide the spoils of their media stardom. That could explain why none of them have spoken publicly at any length or provided any dramatic details of their 69 days trapped a halfmile beneath the Atacama desert.
Sludge flood factory restarts production BUDAPEST, Hungary â€“ Production restarted Friday at the metals plant whose broken reservoir unleashed a massive flood of caustic red sludge, even as villagers began returning to one of the affected towns in western Hungary despite warnings from environmentalists that it was too early and too dangerous to return. Some 800 Kolontar residents were evacuated last Saturday after authorities said a wall of the factory reservoir could collapse further.
Swiss celebrate digging worldâ€™s longest tunnel SEDRUN, Switzerland â€“ Workers hugged, cheered and set off fireworks as the huge drill broke through the last stretch of rock deep in the Swiss Alps. There was delight at the end of the tunnel, the worldâ€™s longest, when it was completed Friday. The $10 billion, 35.4-mile tube will connect Europeâ€™s high-speed rail network and is part of a larger effort to cut in half the number of trucks, now at 1.2 million, that thunder through the Alps each year.
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LONDON (AP) â€“ NATOâ€™s top commander in Afghanistan confirmed Friday that the coalition has provided safe passage for top Taliban leaders to travel to Kabul for face-to-face negotiations with the U.S.-backed Afghan government. Petraeus declined to provide details of the allianceâ€™s role in the clandestine talks, discussions that he described as â€œpreliminary.â€? Many Taliban figures have reached out directly or indirectly to the high-
est levels of the government, but there are no formal peace talks under way. â€œIndeed, in certain respects we do facilitate that, in that, needless to say, it would not be the easiest of tasks for a senior Taliban commander to enter Afghanistan and make his way to Kabul if (the International Security Assistance Force) were not willing and aware of it and therefore allowing it to take place,â€? he said. â€œThatâ€™s about as far as I can go on that.â€?
3 NATO troops die as attacks surge in Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) â€“ Three NATO troops were killed Friday in Afghanistan in a surge of attacks that raised the death toll to 17 in three days for international troops in the country. One service member died Friday in an insurgent attack in the east and another was killed by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan, an alliance statement said. It did not give nationalities or exact locations of the attacks. France said a one of its soldiers died Friday of wounds sustained in a clash in the
Uzbin Valley east of Kabul the day before. On Thursday, eight NATO troops were killed in a spate of attacks, including four separate roadside bombings. Improvised explosive devices on roadways are the weapon of choice for insurgents, who rely on guerrilla tactics to counter intensified NATOAfghan operations. It has been the deadliest year for international forces in the nine-year Afghan conflict. Troop numbers have been ramped up to turn the screws on insurgents and
casualties have mounted. The escalating toll, more than 2,020 NATO deaths since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion, has shaken the commitment of many alliance countries, with calls growing to start drawing down forces quickly. U.S. Gen. David Petraeus, the top commander in Afghanistan, confirmed Friday that NATO has provided safe passage for senior Taliban leaders to travel to Kabul for face-to-face negotiations with the American-backed Afghan government.
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Voters express more support for candidates Barnes, Clapp are worthy of support by voters As an elected official, I know the importance of good, sound leadership. The citizens of Guilford County have an opportunity to re-elect our sheriff, BJ Barnes, and elect Lisa Clapp as an at-large representative to the school board. I know both Sheriff Barnes and Clapp and know that both of them will bring good, sound leadership to Guilford County. Although Sheriff Barnes and I do not always agree, I have always found him to be understanding and respectful of my position. I know Sheriff Barnes to be a hardworking, honest and fair sheriff, highly respected by those that work for him, and most importantly, the citizens of Guilford County. The sheriff serves the citizens of Guilford County well. Clapp is a mother with children in the Guilford County school system and a volunteer school leader. She will stand with and be a voice for the citizens on issues involving the
schools and our children. In these difficult economic times, we need good, sound leadership in Guilford County. I believe that Sheriff BJ Barnes and Lisa Clapp have what it takes and what we need. Vote Barnes for our sheriff and Clapp to the school board. BILLY YOW Greensboro The writer is a Republican Guilford County commissioner.
erties 25-40 percent above tax value. High Point needs someone with a vision and leadership qualities to be mayor. Our city will see new development if voters elect Jay Wagner as new mayor. Please go to www. votejaywagner.com and read his campaign website. DICK & ANNIE PAINTER High Point
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Please join us in supporting Latimer Alexander for re-election to High Point City Council at large. Alexander has served the people for eight years as City Council at large. He served two one-year terms as mayor pro tem. Alexander has the experience and has worked hard to represent our needs to our elected officials in Raleigh and in Washington.
High Point is a great place to live, but it needs changes and these change need to start at the top. You cannot cut the economic incentives budget and attract new small businesses or help the struggling existing ones. City department heads were instructed to cut their budgets, and the city work force was cut while at the same time the taxpayers money was wasted on buying two prop-
He has worked very hard beyond the city limits lines to represent our needs. We need for our elected leaders to have a good relationship and serious dialogue with our elected leaders, and Alexander has proved to us that he can do this. Alexander listens to the citizens who contact him with a problem with city services and gets the answer for them. He shows interest for the citizens. Let’s re-elect a person who has the experience and the knowledge for this very important position. This person is our friend Latimer Alexander. See you at the voting polls. JOHN & VIRGINIA HOWELL High Point
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Salisbury Post, Oct. 8 With North Carolina and Rowan County both especially hard hit by home foreclosures, it’s galling to learn that some lenders are botching the foreclosure process just as thoroughly as they messed up on loan approvals. The situation is serious enough that N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper has asked lenders to cease processing foreclosures until lending institutions and state regulators take another look at their procedures. The center of the controversy is a practice known as “robo-signing” – meaning that some lenders have been signing off on foreclosure documents without bothering to verify, or perhaps even read, the information they contain. Isn’t it loan officers and closing attorneys who are always telling consumers not to sign anything they haven’t read or don’t thoroughly understand? Apparently, that doesn’t apply when it’s someone else who’s about to find an eviction notice tacked on the door. The documentation lapses now coming to light nationwide aren’t limited to minor clerical mistakes. In some cases, bank employees have acknowledged they did not verify how much borrowers still owed on the property or failed to follow proper notarization procedures. In some instances, according to the attorney general’s office, these lapses could constitute fraud. Even if such sloppiness doesn’t rise to the level of a statutory crime, it represents yet another regulatory failure in the lending industry. Inevitably, it also raises questions about the degree to which a rush to foreclosure is helping to fuel persistently high foreclosure rates. Thus far, the problems appear to be concentrated among major lenders who are processing tens of thousands of foreclosure claims. Bank of America has halted foreclosures in North Carolina, while delaying such actions in several other states. JPMorgan Chase and Ally Financial’s GMAC Mortgage Unit are among other lenders who have stopped or slowed foreclosures, while yet others are expected to follow suit as regulators continue to scrutinize foreclosures across the country. These new problems have come to light just as some struggling homeowners could latch onto a glimmer of optimism about getting federal foreclosure prevention funding that might help them keep their houses. But that funding isn’t due to arrive until the end of this year or early 2011. Meanwhile, it appears some big lenders have been rushing through foreclosures with the same careless, cavalier attitude that helped create this mess.
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We must stop the corporate takeover of America
orporations are making their move and will soon rule American politics. They are giving big money to the GOP, with the hopes of grabbing American electoral power. You see, they operate with one disadvantage; they are not people and cannot vote. So, they need front groups, regular people to carry their banners. Some people want to rub elbows with power. Others delight in the contrariness of being for the other fellow and negating their own interests. Some people are against aiding neighbors. But all, I assume, honestly think that they are involved in a higher and nobler cause. The Tea Party is the front group in the mid-term elections. In the past, in the Bush administration, the religious right, the evangelicals were the facades for corporate interests. George W. Bush was holy at the beginning of his first term in office, and he had followers. These were the people who staged big victories, when all the while CEOs were at the helm. When the religious right was no longer needed, the corporate GOP set it free. Jesus did not have a permanent place in Republican politics and neither do the Tea Partiers. The Tea Partiers serve the same dastardly purpose; they are warm bodies that can punch ballots. You say, “Oh they’re more than that. Look at their movement, their triumphs!” The GOP operates on topdown leadership; it cannot accommodate grass roots organizations. Its back and forth with Tea Party activists is theater, little more than a hoax. Karl Rove and his handful of billionaires do not intend to share power with a few George Washington wannabes or people who dress up to rap on drums. When Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, apologized to BP for the president securing funds for ordinary people’s losses over
the Gulf oil spill, the public was given a glimpse of just how cozy the GOP is with corporate powers. It was shocking to see an elected representative act so cowering and lowly. Yet, that is the true balance of power OPINION in the United States today; the people are considered Kristine secondary to corporate Kaiser interests. ■■■ The U.S. Supreme Court decision “Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission” ruled that meddling corporations can now give secret and unlimited contributions to political campaigns. The high court’s decision now gives free speech rights to parasitic and bloodless entities. Their spirits are far from human, and greed is their primary end. America is in a daunting battle, not against government, not against Obama, but with large corporations that threaten the lifeblood of the nation. Their considerations are the bottom lines, and they are always looking for new ways to steal from the middle class. If they can elect enough Republicans, they will surely attempt to privatize Social Security. They will certainly attempt to reduce or do away with the minimum wage. They are out to take from the American people, who work so hard to make a living. Corporations are collectively heartless and must be stopped with the ballot on Nov. 2. Founding Fathers’ wisdom gave only people the power of the vote. Even the poor and disconnected have a say in America. Use the benevolent legacy of suffrage and stop the thievery. KRISTINE KAISER lives in Kernersville. Contact for comments at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Rev. Willimon to speak at Memorial United Methodist SPECIAL TO THE ENTERPRISE
THOMASVILLE â€“ Memorial United Methodist Church has been so fortunate for the past 51 years to be able to sponsor guest speakers and ministers from all over the world. This mission would not have been possible without the vision and generosity of the late Doak and Agnes Finch who donated funds more than a half century ago to be used for this sole purpose. These funds have allowed many people from all faiths to hear some of the most dynamic
theological speakers of the day. This year is no different. Memorial United Methodist Church is excited to announce that The Willimon Reverend Dr. William H. Willimon will be the guest speaker for the 51st Annual Finch Preaching Mission. The Rev. Wiilimon will begin this yearâ€™s mission on Sunday, October 24, 2010 at the 11:00 a.m. service in the sanctuary at the church. He will continue the pro-
gram on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evening, Oct. 24-26, 2010 at 7 p.m., with celebration in song beginning at 6:45 p.m. The Rev. Willimon will also speak at The Tom A. Finch YMCA on that same Tuesday from 12:10-12:50 p.m. for the Spiritual Enrichment Tuesday. (Light refreshments provided and no charge for admission). The Rev. Willimon comes to Thomasville from Birmingham, Alabama. There he is the Bishop of the Birmingham Episcopal area. Special music has been planned
by Director of Music at Memorial, Dr. Bill Cates. Guests will hear Teresa Sink and Company, Blended Gospel and Spiritual Music, accompanied by keyboard, bass and drums on Sunday night. Monday evening the combined MUMC Chancel Choir, Praise Team and MUMC Childrenâ€™s Choir will perform, and on Tuesday night, The High Point University Chapel Choir will sing traditional anthems under the direction of Marc Foster. The High Point University Choir is an elite choir at HPU, numbering more than 50 members.
Yesterdayâ€™s Bible question: Complete: â€œBut the very ... of your head are all numbered.â€? Answer to yesterdayâ€™s question: Hairs. (Matthew 10:30) Todayâ€™s Bible question: What did Jesus say about those who deny Him? BIBLE QUIZ is provided by Hugh B. Brittain of Shelby.
JESUS WAY HOUSE OF PRAYER The one-year homecoming will be celebrated at 4 p.m. today at Jesus Way House of Prayer, 5020 Meadowbrook Road, Trinity. The Jacob Family of Rockingham will be in concert.
SHILOH ROCK BAPTIST Pastoral anniversary will be observed at 4 p.m. Sunday at Shiloh Rock Baptist Church, 104 Kearns St., Jamestown. Pastor James W. Flake of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church will be guest speaker. The pastor anniversary will be cel-
ebrated at 7 p.m. Friday with Pastor John Stukes of Voice of the Word Ministry, Thomasville, as guest speaker.
Church Drive, Trinity. The Rev. Pamela Blackstock of St. Lukeâ€™s United Methodist Church, Asheboro, will be the guest speaker.
RICH FORK BAPTIST The Daraja Childrenâ€™s Choir of Africa will be in concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Rich Fork Baptist Church, 3993 Old Highway 29, Thomasville. The choir is part of The 410 Bridge, a non-profit organization focusing on mission work in Kenya.
FRIENDSHIP HOLINESS Musicianâ€™s Appreciation Day will be observed at 4 p.m. Sunday at Friendship Holiness Church, 820 Leonard Ave., honoring Barbara â€œLaneâ€? Steele and Chris â€œCeCeâ€? Steele Jr. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Tanny Wright Jr., pastor and founder of Damascus Christian Center, Greensboro.
LIBERTY GROVE UNITED METHODIST The 116th anniversary will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Sunday at Liberty Grove United Methodist Church, 5581 Liberty
HALLELUJAH BAPTIST Appreciation Service for Minister Perry Widemon will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Hallelujah Baptist Church, 2511 Guyer St.
BLESSED REDEEMER HOLINESS Fall revival services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday at Blessed Redeemer Holiness Church, 908 Kroll Lane. Guest speakers will be: Monday, Minister Betty Smith; Wednesday, Minister Alexander Shea-
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NEW COVENANT LUTHERAN A healing worship will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday at New Covenant Lutheran Church, 10445 N. Main St., Archdale.
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HILLIARD MEMORIAL BAPTIST Revival services will be held at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday continuing at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at Hilliard Memorial Baptist Church, 2311 Westchester Drive.
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A three-night â€œFace Lift Crusadeâ€? will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday at New Dimension Community Christian Center, 105 N. Hoskins St. Pastor Carrie Fay Simmons of The Fatherâ€™s House Outreach Ministry, Florence, SC, will be guest speaker.
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To the Triad Community: The High Point Market, one of the stateâ€™s most important economic assets, would not exist without your support and I would like to thank you for making our 80,000 guests feel welcome when they come to Market this week. We should all take pride in this Market, not only for what it represents but for what it provides our communities and the state of North Carolina. Twice a year, the High Point Market hosts home furnishings professionals from 106 countries in the largest trade event for this industry in the world. Over its 100-year history, the Market has grown to 180 buildings and over 10 million square feet of permanent exhibition space.
There is truly nothing like it anywhere else in the world. As residents of the Triad, we all benefit from the commerce the High Point Market produces. In the past year alone, there has been more than $17 million in private-sector funds spent on improvements to showrooms and showroom buildings. That provides work for contractors, carpenters, electricians, painters, caterers, trucking and shipping companies, delivery services, business services, retail, hotels and restaurants from across the state.
HIGH POINT MARKET Economic impact: $1 billion annually Jobs created: 13,000 each Market Visitors to Market: 80,000 per Market
In fact, the Market brings more than 13,000 jobs to Global reach: the surrounding cities to support the infrastructure requirements for the trade show. The economic 106 countries impact to the state of North Carolina is more than $1 billion every year. To put that into perspective, thatâ€™s more than the economic impact of three Super Bowls. It is a precious economic asset that we all need to protect and nurture because it is the core to future economic development. The High Point Market is strong and will get even stronger as we work on our future development strategies and plans. As the economy improves, the Market will grow and will bring more awareness of the global home furnishings hub here in the Triad area, which in turn will help to generate future manufacturing jobs, distribution center jobs, design firm jobs, headquarter offices, as well as Market-related jobs. Whether you realize it or not, you personally have a stake in this Market and you influence its future. Thank you for making it all that it can be. Sincerely,
Brian Casey, CEM President & CEO High Point Market Authority
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Design competitions beckon input from public, industry BY PAM HAYNES ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
HIGH POINT – Two furniture design competitions being held during the High Point Market are giving the public a chance to choose the design for a new product, and one is asking industry officials for their vote. ProjectU Design is a competition between students at Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. Six semi-finalists who submitted wing chair designs were selected, and their entries were uploaded to Facebook, where the public can cast votes through Tuesday. The competition is sponsored by Cargill’s BiOH polyols business, makers of the soy-based ingredient which replaces a percentage of petroleum in foam used for upholstered furniture cushioning. It was created to raise awareness for a growing number of environmentally friendly furnishings, according to a spokesperson for the company. To vote, go to www.Facebook.com/BiOHFans. Another project that was created by Groovystuff, a regular exhibitor at the High Point Market specializing in teak furniture, is asking the public and industry officials to cast their vote on designs from several Appalachian State University students this week. The public can vote online at www.Facebook.com/ Groovystuff. A ballot box is on display at the Suites at Market Square where industry officials can vote. Chris Bruning, co-founder of the company, said this competition also is centered around furniture created with natural materials. The design entries reflect the company’s Dick Idol brands, which consist of contemporary and modern pieces made with recycled materials. “We need to embrace these talented young students and encourage them to seek a career in the home furnishings industry,” Bruning said. “If we are going to appeal to Generation X and Generation Y consumers, we need designers with a fresh, young perspective.” Both of the winning designs will be announced Wednesday, and each will be put into production and sold to consumers. Winning students also will receive cash prizes and other royalties. firstname.lastname@example.org | 888-3617
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Dana Whitley updates the weight loss of club members at Gotta Get It Nutrition on Fairfield Road.
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Walking the walk New nutrition club offers cash for losing weight BY PAM HAYNES ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
HIGH POINT – Shedding 40 pounds can reveal a lot about a person. The amount of determination, drive and persistence they possess, for example. For 22-year-old Dana Whitley, it also revealed that she has what it takes to become a business owner and motivate others to lose weight. Whitley opened Gotta Get It Nutrition in High Point earlier this summer after she had a positive experience at a nutrition club in Greensboro. “Truthfully, I got started in this because I was fat, overweight and tired,” said Whitley, who lives in Jamestown and is a full-time student at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. “I needed to make some changes.” She lost weight through the methods of educating herself about nutrition, adjusting her diet, working out and using some meal supplements. She decided a similar nutrition club was needed in the High Point area. She began operating a nutrition group out of her home last spring, when she also became an independent distributor of some weight loss and fitness products, such as
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protein shakes and smoothies. By the time she opened in a shopping center at 209 E. Fairfield Road, she had a long list of clients who were meeting regularly and losing weight. The nutrition club doesn’t require any membership fees, Whitley said. Instead, it has an a la carte list of options that participants can choose from. For example, it offers regular nutrition classes on a variety of topics, including diet and exercise, that are free and open to the public. One of the club’s most popular features, however, is its weight loss challenge programs, which are similar to the well-known TV show “The Biggest Loser” in which participants compete for money. “Everyone who participates puts in $35,” Whitley said. “The person who loses the most amount of weight wins 50 percent of the mon-
ey. Second place gets 30 percent, and third place gets 20 percent. People’s emotions are always tied to their pocketbooks, so it’s a great motivator.” The programs can last between six and 12 weeks, and there are negative consequences to not following the rules. If participants miss more than one weekly weighin, they have to pay $5. For every pound they gain, they have to pay $1. The competitions have caught the eye of more than 100 clients now. There’s also been many success stories, such as Crystal, a client in her 50s who lost 90 pounds in six months. Even participants who don’t win the money are happy, Whitley said. After all, they’ve lost weight, and shedding pounds can reveal a lot about a person, including their desire to live a healthy life as well as their desire to win the pot of money, she said. “Weight loss is 90 percent a mental process,” Whitley said. “We’re really all about nutrition. Some people use the shakes, some people do this naturally. But if you’ve lost 10 pounds, you probably won’t feel that bad about not winning the money.”
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Cameron to leave a large legacy BY DAVID NIVENS ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
HIGH POINT – When Guilford Technical Community College President Donald W. Cameron announced his retirement this week, his friends and colleagues immediately began thinking about his legacy. Cameron announced Thursday that he will retire effective July 1, 2011, after 20 years as president. Meanwhile, GTCC leaders soon will start their selection proCameron cess for a successor. At his retirement, Cameron will have worked at GTCC for 30 years. “I know the college is up to the task, but you can’t replace him,” said Tom Dayvault, president of the High Point Chamber of Commerce. “Someone else will have to carry the torch. This is like (legendary Dodgers pitcher) Sandy Koufax going out on top. He is respected in the Triad, the state and across the country.”
Awards: First recipient of the N.C. State Board of Community Colleges President of the Year award in 2001. Community: Past chair of the Greensboro United Way; serves on the Greensboro Partnership board of directors; chairman of the board of trustees of High Point Regional Health Systems. Partnerships: Widely recognized for his formation of partnerships with the Guilford County Schools. Cameron developed GTCC into an ally for business and industry recruiters. “What he has done for developing jobs here and for others who were looking to bring jobs here is incredible,” said Loren Hill, president of High Point Economic Development Corp. “He is very good with clients.” Cameron is EDC chairman and was the chamber off commerce’s 2009 Distinguished Citizen of the Year. GTCC Board of Trustees Chairman Coy Williard credited Cameron with leading the college through unprecedented growth in enrollment, new programs and expanded facilities. Enrollment for all programs is about 42,000
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students. Recently, GTCC leaders honored Cameron by naming the new northwest campus near Piedmont Triad International Airport in his honor. “There is no other college president who has had as much influence as Don,” Dayvault said. The campus will be home to the N.C. Center for Global Logistics, a cooperative of 19 colleges in the region. The project is an example of Cameron’s emphasis on work force development. “He promoted a future for a whole generation of people who needed an opportunity for a future,” Dayvault said. firstname.lastname@example.org | 888-3626
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Catherine (Cathy) M. DeMoss
January 8, 1927 - October 13, 2010 VERO BEACH, Fla. â€“ Catherine (Cathy) DeMoss died peacefully, Wednesday, October 13, 2010 in the loving, caring hands of VNA Hospice House, Vero Beach. She was born in Madison, Indiana and lived most of her life between North Carolina and Florida. She spent many happy years at Harbor Town and Fort Pierce City Marina boating and enjoying her many friends there. Survivors include her two loving daughters Catherine Fox (son in law Garry Fox) of Fort Pierce formerly Las Vegas, NV and Tracy D. Smith of Mount Dora, FL formerly of High Point, NC; grandchildren Sgt. Joshua Henegar and wife Carrie of Louisiana, Heather Smith of Thomasville, NC, Kyle Smith of Raleigh, NC and Cody Smith of Thomasville, NC; great-grandchild Reese Henegar and many siblings, family and friends that will miss her shining spirit and beautiful smile. Services: No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of CoxGifford-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach, Florida. Condolences may be sent through www.seawindsfh.com/obit.php.
John Dell â€œJohnnyâ€? Reaves LEXINGTON â€“ John Dell â€œJohnnyâ€? Reaves, 64, of Leonard Road died October 14, 2010, at Hinkle Hospice House. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Piedmont Funeral Home Chapel, Lexington.
Rhonda Harmon WINSTON-SALEM â€“ Rhonda Susan Harmon, 49, died October 13, 2010, at her home. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Davidson Funeral Home, Hickory Tree Chapel, Winston-Salem.
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HIGH POINT â€“ Mr. Archie Junior Anderson, 78, of High Point died Friday, October 15, 2010 at High Point Regional. Born September 30, 1932 in Guilford County, NC, he was the son of the late Archie Robert Anderson and the late Viola Bost Anderson. He was a member of Pilot View Baptist Church. A Mason and a York Rite Shriner, he was a member of Acacia Lodge # 674 AF and AM. He was also a member of Trophy Council 29 and a member of Jr. Order of United American Mechanics Herman Lodge # 716 pm. Mr. Anderson was in the US Air Force for 33 years and was employed with Thomas Built Buses for 33 years and retired from both. Archie was a family man and a great provider. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and he will be dearly missed. Survivors include his wife, of 51 years Betty Allen Anderson of the home; a daughter, Hope Lynn Sprinkle and husband Chris of Clarksville, GA; grandchildren Hannah Nichole Sprinkle, Matthew Conner Sprinkle and Kristin Hope Sprinkle; three special cousins Geraldine Wood, Clement Bost and Larry Bost all of Mooresville, NC. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday at Cumby Family Funeral Chapel in Archdale, officiated by Rev. Bob Summers. Interment will follow at Floral Garden Memorial Park with Masonic Rites and Military Honors. The family will receive friends Sunday night from 6 until 8 at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale and other times at the familyâ€™s home. Memorial contributions may be made to Pilot View Baptist Church, 7173 Prospect Church Rd., Thomasville, NC 27360 Online condolences can be made at www.cumbyfuneral.com. Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.
THOMASVILLE â€“ Hazel May Eddinger, 88, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2010 at Abbottâ€™s Creek Care & Rehabilitation Center in Lexington. She was born November 14, 1921 in Davidson County to the late Grady and Effie Lopp. Hazel was a member of Holly Grove Lutheran Church in Lexington. She retired from Brasscraft of Thomasville in 1983 after 21 years of service. She was a loving wife and mother. She is preceded in death by her husband, Olin W. Eddinger; son, Leslie Eddinger; parents. Hazel is survived by her daughters, Marie Adams of Thomasville, Evelyn Eddinger of Thomasville; son, Dale Eddinger and wife Kate of Lexington; 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 2:00 â€“ 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 17, 2010 at Holly Grove Lutheran Church in Lexington. A Funeral Service will follow at 3:00 p.m. Pastor John Makco officiating; followed with Interment at Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at other times at the Eddinger home place. A special thanks to those care givers at Abbotts Creek who went above and beyond their duties to love and care for mom, and support the family. The family asks that donations be made to Holly Grove Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be made through www.thomasvillefh.com.
Forrest Dennard Mason ROCKY MOUNT, Va. â€“ Forrest Dennard Mason, 49, died October 12, 2010, at Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital in Rocky Mount, VA. Funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at New Faith Full Gospel Fellowship Center in Lexington. Visitation will be held at 2:30 p.m., prior to the funeral. Arrangements are in the care of Roberts Funeral Service of Lexington.
Morgan Payne KERNERSVILLE â€“ Morgan Reiss Payne, 19, of McNeil Road died October 14, 2010, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at North Pointe Pentecostal Holiness Church. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 tonight at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home, Wallburg.
CHARLOTTE (AP) â€“ General Johnson, lead singer of the popular beach music trio Chairmen of the Board, has died. He was 69. Johnson died on Wednesday in suburban Atlanta, his son, Norman Johnson, of East Point, Ga., said Friday. The singer died of complications from lung cancer, his son said. The Chairmen of the Board formed in Detroit in 1970, but moved south in the early 1980s and established a record label in Charlotte. Johnson was the lead on two hits, â€œGive Me Just A Little More Timeâ€? and â€œ(Youâ€™ve Got Me) Dangling on a String.â€? Johnson also won a Grammy for writing the rhythm and blues classic â€œPatches,â€? which was recorded by Clarence Carter. Fan Harry Rogers, 60, met Johnson at a show in Gastonia in 2006, and the
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RALEIGH â€“ The October issue of a taxpayersupported wildlife magazine was briefly banned from the State Fair this week over a letter to the editor critical of Gov. Bev Perdue. Gordon Meyers, director of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, said he ordered all copies of the magazine pulled because he was unhappy with the editorial response to a letter titled â€œSmells Suspicious,â€? in which a reader questioned the decision to publish an August article featuring the governor and her administrationâ€™s conservation policies. â€œThis section doesnâ€™t pass the political sniff
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Man dead after shootout with Charlotte police CHARLOTTE (AP) â€“ A man who traded gunfire with Charlotte police and then barricaded himself in his home is dead. Multiple media organizations reported a police SWAT team stormed the house in south Charlotte early Friday and found the dead man, who had
a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Police say he was 48year-old David Martin Sebaste. An autopsy will determine the cause of death. An officer arrived at the manâ€™s home late Thursday after neighbors complained he was cursing and honking
Jewell Spell DENTON â€“ Mrs. Jewell Loftin Spell, 94, died October 15, 2010, at Mountain Vista Health Park, Denton. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Clear Springs United Methodist Church. Briggs Funeral Home in Denton is serving the Spell family.
two traded e-mails periodically. â€œHe was very likeable. He was humble. He wasnâ€™t the type of celebrity that would walk about with his nose stuck up in the air,â€? said Rogers, a retired Charlotte fire department captain who lives in Paw Creek. Rogers said he shared a tale with Johnson about how the song â€œGive Me Just a Little More Timeâ€? helped him look beyond warâ€™s brutality as a soldier in Vietnam in 1970. Rogers said he was just 19 and guarding a halfdozen Viet Cong prisoners as they rebuilt sandbag defenses when he noticed one of the prisoners lip syncing to Johnsonâ€™s voice wafting from a radio tuned to the Armed Forces network. The prisoner even knew Johnsonâ€™s flourish to the songâ€™s lyric: â€œ... and our love will surely grow.... bluuuurrrrttttâ€?!
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his car horn outside his house. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say the man fired at the officer, who was not hit and fired several shots in return. The man went into his house and barricaded himself inside until police stormed in about two hours later.
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like my fireplaces in the winter. The glowing, dancing flames from good firewood provides a warmth that permeates the body and soul to guard against the cold chill of winter winds and icy weather and provide a soothing mental relaxation. But if you want the maximum benefit from your cozy winter fire you have to start with good firewood. There are plenty of new fireplaces, BuckStoves, fireplace inserts, Chimineas and all kinds of metal firepits. The Oregon Department of Agriculture says thqat when selecting the type of wood for use as firewood, several characteristics are important. These include heat value, ease of splitting, weight per volume unit, ease of starting, amount of smoking and coaling qualities. Moisture content of the wood, number of knots and pitch content affect these characteristics of the more
common woods used as firewood. The only legal measurement and representation of firewood is a â€œcordâ€? ECOLOGY and fractional parts of a cord Gwyn or cubic meter. Riddick A cord is the â– â– â– amount of firewood contained in 128 cubic feet of space when the firewood is tightly stacked. A cord of firewood is a pile which measures 4 feet wide, 4 feet high, and 8 feet long. But whatever the dimensions of the pile are, it must be equivalent to 128 cubic feet of tightly stacked firewood to be equal to one cord. Firewood should be dried as much as possible before burning. Properly seasoned firewood has about 7,700 BTU maximum usable energy per pound versus only about 5,000 BTU available from green
firewood. For best results, season or air-dry firewood for at least six to eight months after cutting. The Department of Agriculture also recommends methods of drying and storing: Drying time is greatly reduced if wood is cut into firewood length and split, especially pieces larger than 8 inches in diameter. Splitting is easiest when firewood is frozen or green and should be done before firewood is stacked. Firewood must be properly stacked for satisfactory drying. The greater the surface area exposed to air, the more rapid the drying. Therefore, stack wood loosely and keep it off moist ground. The stack should be located in an open area for good air circulationavoid stacking in firewood lots for seasoning. Store firewood outdoors, under partial or full protection from the elements, and no closer than 25 feet from the house. Keep area around
firewood clear of weeds, leaves, debris, etc., to discourage rodents, snakes, insects and other unwanted pests from making their home in the stacked firewood. Avoid storing large quantities in the house, warm garage or basement because the heat will activate insect and fungi or spore activity and bring about hatching of any insect eggs in or on the firewood. The varieties of trees that have the excellent overall rating for BTUâ€™s of heat, less sparks, less smoke and easy to split are: hickory, oak, pecan, dogwood, beech, hard maple, birch and ash. A rule of thumb often used for estimating heat value of firewood is: â€œOne cord of well-seasoned hardwood (weighing approximately two tons) burned in an airtight, draft-controlled wood stove with a 55-65 percent efficiency is equivalent to approximately 175 gallons of No. 2 fuel oil or 225 therms
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ear Abby: Iâ€™m a 12-year-old girl with a big problem. My class recently learned about reproduction. All of the girls accepted it in a mature manner, but itâ€™s another story with the boys. Now all the boys look at me funny when I walk through the hall. It makes me feel awkward. Should I ignore them or should I say something? â€“ Embarrassed in Michigan Dear Embarrassed: Right now, I suspect most of your classmates are feeling awkward. A frank discussion about reproduction has been known to make students older than you uncomfortable. It is, however, a part of life â€“ and contrary to what some may think, ignorance isnâ€™t bliss. Acting the way the boys are is normal for their age. But if it continues, rather than saying anything to them
â€“ which might encourage more of the same â€“ talk to a teacher about it.
Dear Dear Abby: Abby Shortly â– â– â– before I started college, a relative introduced me to â€œPaul,â€? who would be attending the same school, and told us we were distant cousins. Paul and I became friends. We socialized together often and all our friends knew us as cousins. It wasnâ€™t until after graduation that our parents told us that while we have a relative in common, it is by marriage, and we are not related to each other. Paul and I have a lot in common, and he has expressed an interest in pursuing a relationship with me.
Paul is a great guy, but Iâ€™m reluctant to date him because all our friends think weâ€™re related. It almost feels like we are doing something wrong. Can you please share your opinion on this situation? â€“ Itâ€™s All Relative Dear All Relative: There is nothing to stop you and Paul from becoming romantically involved if youâ€™re both leaning in that direction. The way to deal with it would be to tell your friends, before you start being seen together, how â€œamusingâ€? it is that you were led to believe the two of you were related, when it turns out that you ARENâ€™T. It was all a big mistake. (Ha-ha.) That should quell most of the gossip youâ€™re concerned about. And if youâ€™re asked directly, repeat what you told me. Dear Abby: I have been involved with a man, â€œSeth,â€? for more than two years. We share
mutual interests and he makes me laugh. For the most part weâ€™re happy, but I have one concern. I have yet to receive flowers from Seth, although he has mentioned many times that he had sent them to his ex while they were together. Is it wrong for me to expect flowers, or should I just forget the idea and leave it alone? â€“ Waiting For Roses in Houston Dear Waiting: Not knowing Seth, I canâ€™t say whether his unwillingness to send you flowers is because after what happened with his ex he considers them a bad investment or whether heâ€™s just cheap. But because the absence of flowers is bothering you, ask HIM about the omission.
of natural gas consumed in normal furnaces having 65-75 percent efficiencies.â€? There are many additional benefits provided by heating with wood. A wood fire can provide zone heating, backup heat or a main source of heat; but better yet, it is â€˜off-thegridâ€™ especially during the worst ice storms we often have each winter. It is also the original, green way of warming your toes by the fire. Over the years, we have popped popcorn, roasted chestnuts and almost every year, toasted marshmallows over our fires. GWYN RIDDICK is a North Carolina Certified Plantsman and registered landscape contractor. He is a Fellow in the Natural Resources Leadership Institute and is vice president of agricultural biotechnology for the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. If you have gardening questions, send them to Gwyn Riddick at The High Point Enterprise, P.O. Box 1009, High Point, NC 27261 or e-mail them to email@example.com.
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