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Though main drags drip with only a trail of melting snow, side roads still icy from the weekend storm kept kids home from Davidson County and Thomasville City schools Monday and today. “There’s still a number of roads in our school district that I would not want to put a bus on,” said James Carmichael, associate superintendent of Thomasville City Schools. “The problem is it may thaw out some more, but it will refreeze tonight even if it doesn’t freezing rain.” Student safety remains the foremost criteria in deciding to call off classes, Carmichael said. Thus bus route conditions sit high on the consideration priority list. “If it’s not safe to put busses, it’s probably not safe to put anybody,” Carmichael said. The school districts look at all the bus routes because even if some areas are clear, others may still be covered in snow and ice. “We look at hazardous spots that have historically been hazardous throughout our district,” said Tony Peele, assistant superintendent for human resources for Davidson County Schools.

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Children and adults across the Triad made the best of the weekend snow by pulling out sleds and snow boards and having a little wintertime fun.

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Missing woman found dead BY ELIOT DUKE Staff Writer

Davidson County Sheriff ’s Office is investigating the finding of a dead body late Friday night. According to a DSCO press release, deputies received a report of a deceased person laying in the roadway on Badin Lake Road in the southern end of Davidson County, approximately 700 feet from the Montgomery County line, Friday night at 10:33 p.m. Several hours later, deputies identified the body as Linda Brooks Hammonds, 56, of 195 Young Drive in Lexington. Hammonds was reported missing by her daughter earlier in the day Friday, prompting the Lexington Police

City workers continue digging Thomasville out from under a large snowstorm that dropped at least a half a foot of snow on the Chair City over the weekend. As of Monday evening, public works employees were still scraping and plowing primary and secondary roads left covered in snow and ice that forced massive school closings and even shut down city hall for the day. With more winter weather expected for this morning, just when city roads will be completely clear is still up in the air. “This was an extremely difficult snow to plow,” City Manager Kelly Craver said. “We’ve had extremely cold weather and it has taken us longer to take care of the primary and collector streets. We are just starting to hit our residential areas with the snow plows. This is probably the largest snowfall we’ve had since 1998.” More winter precipitation is expected. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory Monday that goes into effect until Tuesday morning. Any melting that occurred Monday is expected to refreeze and there is the possibility that freezing rain will move across the

Department to begin a missing person investigation. At approximately 3 a.m. Saturday, DCSO deputies determined the body fit the description of the woman reported missing and was Hammonds. Authorities are treating the matter as a homicide. “A lady died at the hands of another,” Sheriff David Grice said. “I can’t say any more than that at this time.” Heavy snowfall played a part in police arriving at the scene, as deteriorating road conditions delayed detectives who were on the way to investigate. “The weather complicated the investigation,” said Grice. “It took longer getting there and the time it took gathering evidence. It didn’t affect getting

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2 – Thomasville Times – Tuesday, February 2, 2010 Care. For more information, call the Senior Center 242-2290.

What’s happening? Habitat volunteers

Habitat For Humanity is seeking volunteers to help build decent and affordable homes in Thomasville. The work site is located at 814 Barnwell St. Work begins at 8 a.m. each Saturday and ends at noon. This Saturday’s work will include caulking and painting.. No construction experience is necessary. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. For further information, contact Linda Berrier at 476-8570 or Butch Langfitt at 475-6843. For more information on Habitat for Humanity, visit www.habitat. org.

Loose leaf collection to cease

The City of Thomasville will end Loose Leaf Collection on Friday, Feb. 12. Please rake all leaves to the curb free of any debris (i.e. rocks, trash, limbs). If leaves are mixed with any debris, they will not be collected. Pursuant to solid waste code; section 66-4; leaves should be kept out of the street so as not to impede traffic flow.

Blood pressure checks

The Davidson County Department of Senior Services Senior Dynamics program offers free bi-monthly blood pressure checks. Visit the Lexington Senior Center at 106 Alma Owens Drive the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. and the last Friday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. to have your blood pressure checked. The blood pressure checks are being provided by CareSouth Home Care Professionals and Piedmont Home

Prescription drug assistance North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry (NCBAM) is hosting, in partnership with SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program), an event for Medicare beneficiaries to access help through social security in paying prescription drug costs. The one-day event will be held Feb. 2, 2010, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and is held at the NCBAM Administration Office at 201-A Idol Drive in Thomasville. To schedule an appointment, call 1877-506-2226. Appointments last about 10 minutes and are confidential. However, appointments are not required – walk-ins welcome. Individuals will need to provide name, address and date of birth. Please know, or bring, social security number and income before any deductions. Refreshments and door prizes provided throughout the day.

Red Cross courses The American Red Cross has scheduled community CPR/AED/First Aid courses to be held at Thomasville Fire Department Headquarters, 712 E. Main St. Courses are as listed: • Standard first aid with adult CPR course, Feb. 16, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. • Standard first aid with adult CPR, Feb. 16, 2 to 7:30 p.m. • First Aid courses, Feb. 17, 1:30 to 5 p.m. • Adult CPR/AED course, Feb. 22, 6 to 10 p.m. • Standard first aid with Adult and Child CPR/AED, plus infant CPR, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Feb. 23. • Child/Infant CPR course, Feb. 23, 6 to 10 p.m. • First aid course, Feb. 25, 6 to 10 p.m. Course fees are $25. For more information, or to register, call 475-5545 or email hulind@ ci.thomasville.nc.us by Feb. 10.

Medical Matters seminar

Going Red Fashion Show and Luncheon Carolina Regional Heart Center at High Point Regional Health System is sponsoring a community education event on Friday, Feb. 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at High Point Country Club. Cardiologist, Dr. Kathryn McFarland, will discuss heart healthy tips for women. A fashion show and lunch are planned. The cost of the event is $20 and registration is required. The Country Club is located at 800 Country Club Road in High Point. Call (336) 878-6888 for registration. Seating is limited.

As part of a monthly educational series, “Medical Matters,” the Fitness Center at High Point Regional Health System will discuss “My Heart – The Engine of Life” on Friday, Feb. 12 at noon. Participants will learn how the heart works and why it is important to keep it healthy. This free clinic will also discuss the mechanics of the little engine that keeps you running. The discussion will be held at the Fitness Center education room at High Point Regional Hospital, 601 N. Elm St., High Point Call (336) 878-6221 for a reservation. Seating is limited.

Gumtree spaghetti dinner

Democratic Women meeting Democratic Women of Davidson County will meet on Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, South Main Street, Lexington. Membership is open to all Democratic women residing in Davidson County. For more information, contact Josie Laumann at 476-1075.

Gumtree Fire and Rescue Auxiliary will sponsor a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. The meal includes all you eat of salad, spaghetti, bread, dessert, tea or coffee. Adult dinners are $$7, senior citizens (65 and older) are $6, children 12 and under is $4, and all take out orders are

$7. Hot dogs will be offered for $1. Extra salad, desert or bread are $1 each. Proceeds will be used to purchase items needed by the firefighters and rescue squad as they serve the community.

Civitan steak supper

The Silver Valley Civitan annual steak supper on Feb. 20 will again provide funds for the Civitan-Troy Jarrell Memorial Scholarships at South Davidson High School. The club has presented 43 scholarships since 1989 totaling $39,000. Two grants for higher education of $1,000 each will be presented in June. Dine-in or take-out from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. at this enjoyable dining experience. The evening meal will include a salad bar, baked potato, dessert table, bread and beverage. The meal will be served at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall located on Old Highway 64 at the Davidson-Randolph County line. Tickets are sold in advance only at $12 from any Civitan member or by contacting Harold Parrish at 472-2379.

THS Class of 1962 Reunion

A reunion of the Thomasville High School Class of 1962 will be held on Saturday, June 12, at the Colonial Country Club in Thomasville. Organizers are looking for up-to-date addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses for classmates. For more information, contact Alice Ervin at 561-732-1521.

Bingo

Join those at the Lexington Senior Center for Bingo and fellowship each Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.. The center is located at 106 Alma Owens Drive, Each person is requested to bring two small gifts for prizes. All Davidson County residents 55 and older are welcome to attend. For more information, please call 242-2290.

Support meetings

Davidson County Cancer Services, 25 W. Sixth Ave., offers “SHARE” and “Living with Cancer” support meetings every third Thursday from 1-3 p.m.

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Today we will see partly cloudy skies with a high temperature of 44º, humidity of 75% and an overnight low of 28º. The record high temperature for today is 72º set in 1950. The record low is 15º set in 1985. Average temperature . . . . . . .43.1º Wednesday, skies will remain partly cloudy with a high Average normal temperature .37.8º temperature of 47º, humidity of 52% and an overnight Departure from normal . . . . .+5.3º low of 27º. Expect partly cloudy skies to continue Data as reported from Greensboro Thursday with a high temperature of 45º.

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HEALTH

Alternative therapies best with a grain of salt LIFELONG HEALTH

DR. DAVID LIPSCHITZ Syndicated Columnist

Published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, a recent report showed that 80 percent of patients over the age of 65 take at least one alternative remedy and 54 percent take three or more. Why do we lean so readily toward these treatment options, while being so suspicious about traditional pharmaceutical drugs? Some people turn to complementary or alternative therapies because these treatments tend to be cheaper than prescription medications. But more often than not, patients tend to believe that “natural” remedies are safer, with

fewer side effects, than traditional medications. Desperately ill patients often turn to alternative-remedy clinics, usually found outside the United States, for “miracle cures” and “lifesaving” treatments. Sadly, purveyors of these clinics prey on people at their most vulnerable time with promises to prolong life. Advertisers of alternative cancer treatments use testimonials of patients beating the odds and defying doctors’ predictions. With such stories of hope, it is not surprising that 60 percent of patients with advanced cancer seriously consider and often turn to this underground market for untested, possibly unsafe and valueless treatments. Though many doctors and health professionals were once skeptical of the alternative therapy field, today the health care community has developed much more respect for homeopathic remedies. In 1998, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) established the National Center for Alternative and

Complementary Medicine, which is dedicated to rigorously studying the value and risks of remedies found outside the borders of traditional medicine. Each year, this government entity spends millions of dollars funding carefully designed studies that involve meticulous comparison of patient response to an herbal remedy and a placebo (an identical-looking pill containing no active ingredient). These studies are also doubleblinded, which means that neither the research physician nor the patient is aware of which therapy he or she is taking. Over the last 20 years, excellent research has shown that some herbal remedies are beneficial while others have little or no measurable value. Recent studies have addressed St. John’s wort as a therapy for depression, ginkgo biloba to improve memory in Alzheimer’s patients and saw palmetto as a treatment for benign prostatic hypertrophy. In each of these cases, the NIH-funded

researchers found no significant benefit. Yet, smaller studies have shown contradicting results. For example, St. John’s wort may be of value in minor depression, whereas the patients studied by the NIH had a much more serious problem. Additionally, ginkgo biloba can clearly dilate arteries and improve blood flow to the brain, even though memory is not improved. In both instances, the current data does not supply the final word on these alternative remedies. Rather, it shows that herbal therapies should be viewed with an educated and skeptical eye. No medication -- natural or otherwise -- is without risk. Any benefit will usually be accompanied by the potential for side effects. St. John’s wort can cause anxiety, high blood pressure and allergic reactions. Ginkgo biloba can cause flushing and severe allergies, and it interacts with blood thinners, such as Coumadin, increasing the risk of bleeding. Saw palmetto can cause

PBH Crisis Center to serve local residents TIMES STAFF REPORT

When the Crisis Recovery Center of Union County (CRC) opened for business on Jan. 15, it was a glimmer of hope — both for those who experience mental health and substance abuse problems, and for their families and communities. PBH is a public authority organization established in 1974 that is a political subdivision of North Carolina, established under General Statute 122C. As a result of mental health reform legislation passed in 2001, PBH became a Local Management Entity (LME) with responsibility for managing financial resources and directing services for mental health/developmental disabilities/substance abuse needs in its catchment area of Cabarrus, Davidson, Rowan, Stanly and Union counties. As a public authority, PBH is managed by a Board of Directors that is appointed by the County Commissions from each of its five counties. “The 2001 business plan identified lack of a crisis continuum across the five counties,” said Pam Shipman, PBH Chief Operating Officer. “Development of a crisis continuum was — and still is — a high priority of the PBH board. We are continuing to work toward development of crisis facilities, with priority for our counties that do not have psychiatric units in their local hospitals. The idea is to divert people from hospital emergency rooms unless they have a medical condition requiring treatment. “The goal is to ensure that people receive hospital level of care only when appropriate and that they have access to crisis center or outpatient treatment when hospital level of care is not needed. We want to take care of people locally and use the state hospitals only as a last resort.”

The Crisis Recovery Center is a win-win proposition for consumers and the community. For those requiring treatment for a mental health crisis or detox for substance abuse, it means no longer being transported by family or law enforcement to a hospital emergency room where waits are long and often treatment means being moved to a state psychiatric hospital. For the community, it opens emergency room beds for medical treatment and keeps law enforcement officers on the streets rather than sitting and waiting with a patient at the emergency room. Already, the benefits are being realized as the Union County facility accepted eight patients during its first five days of operation — that’s eight individuals who were able to get immediate treatment at a facility designed to meet their specific needs. The Crisis Recovery Center will provide short stays — usually from four to six days but up to 15— for people 18 years of age and older who require crisis stabilization, medical detox, or both. After-care is an important part of recovery for people with

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abdominal pain and erectile dysfunction. Despite all the research debunking the effectiveness of alternative therapies, millions of Americans continue to buy, consume and believe in the healing powers of natural remedies. Anecdotal evidence of benefit abounds. And it’s not surprising these therapies can be more successful at home than in the lab, because faith and health are highly connected. Whenever a patient strongly believes in a particular medication, it is much more likely to work. If you or someone you love has found relief with alternative therapies, regardless of the evidence of benefit, keep taking it. But if you choose to step outside the bounds of traditional medicine, treat each vita-

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County Civitan Club donates funds to Haiti relief effort TIMES STAFF REPORT The Davidson County Civitan Club donated $100 for Haiti relief at their January 26 meeting. Lori Copeland, a 24-year veteran of the local chapter of the American Red Cross, accepted the contribution from President Teresa Shaw and Immediate Past President Shirley Link. Copeland presented a program about the American Red Cross and its efforts in Haiti as well as locally. Link

proposed support of the people of the Caribbean nation to the club board of directors. Jeff Byerly, sponsored by Sherry Jones, was inducted as a new member. Charter member Christine Hedrick was welcomed back to the membership. The ceremony was conducted by Director Gary Arnold. The meeting was attended by 44 people. Civitan Sandra Brown provided refreshments. The next meeting of the club will be their an-

nual Clergy Appreciation Observance. The event will be a dinner at Beulah United Church of Christ in Welcome on February 23. Civitan is a worldwide service organization dedicated to community service with an emphasis on assisting people with disabilities. The Davidson County Civitan Club currently has 55 members and typically meets at 6:30 p.m. the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Workshop of Davidson.

FROM PAGE 1 ROADS From page 1 area, resulting in slippery road conditions. Forecasters also believe another winter storm could move in by the end of the week. Craver said the city is well-supplied with sand and brine solution. “It will have a lot to do with the weather,” said Craver of the road conditions. “We may have an event [today]. I expect we’ll be plowing all day [today] and into Wednesday. It all depends on how the weather is. We understand there’s the possibility of another event on Thursday and into the weekend. We’ve had a seven-year drought and God has a way of getting even I guess.” Poor road conditions played havoc on motorists over the snow-filled weekend. According to Sgt. Mark Ivey with the state highway patrol, Davidson County reported 80 calls for service from Friday night through

Saturday morning. Calls included traffic accidents, stranded vehicles and motorists who went off the road. Some of the trouble spots, Ivey said, were Highway 109 and Becks Church Road. On Monday morning, Ivey

‘I expect we’ll be plowing all day today and into Wednesday. It all depends on how the weather is.’ — Kelly Craver Thomasville City Manager

said there were 11 calls for service, including five wrecks, but no injuries were reported. Terry Bailey, emergency communications director for Davidson County, said his office reported 58

wrecks over the weekend and another 20 involving injuries. “We had a heavy rush starting at around 7’o clock Friday evening at the beginning of the storm,” Bailey said. “That was the busiest time. It kind of leveled off from there. There were some busy times through the weekend, but nothing like the onset of the storm.” Bailey said Monday morning started out relatively quiet but calls started coming in as the ice began to melt. Once ice starts to melt, Bailey said, is when road conditions deteriorate. “The ice gets that little bit of liquid on it,” said Bailey. “When you can ride on top of the ice, you can go pretty easily. But ice gets that liquid film when it starts melting is when it gets the slipperiest. As the sun came out and started to melt the ice, more events started unfolding.” Staff Writer Eliot Duke can be reached at 888-3578, or duke@tvilletimes.com.

Syndicated Columnist How To Take Advantage of an IRS Loophole It’s not often that the Internal Revenue Service offers tax-paying U.S. citizens a gift, but that’s what we get when the IRS allows us to defer taxes on the money we contribute to qualified retirement accounts. Of course, these gifts come with strings attached known as “restrictions” and “deferred taxes.” One of these gifts is called an individual retirement account, or IRA. With an IRA, you deposit untaxed dollars that grow until you withdraw them in retirement. There is a catch — and a pretty big one: The taxes you didn’t pay were only deferred, not forgiven. As you withdraw the money, you must pay taxes on it — including federal, state and local taxes. In 1998, a new kind of IRA, called a Roth IRA, was introduced. With a Roth IRA, you have to pay the taxes first, which

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means you contribute after-tax dollars (currently up to $5,000 or, if you are 50 or older, $6,000 per year). You don’t get that deferred tax break on the front end, but the entire account becomes nontaxable — even the growth. This is huge, especially for young people, who are looking at many years of investment growth. In the past, you could change your mind midstream and convert a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA, but there were restrictions. For example, if your modified adjusted gross income was more than $100,000, you couldn’t do it. In 2010, however, this restriction has been lifted. Anyone can convert any IRA of any size to a Roth IRA. There is one small problem, however. Because the money in a traditional IRA has not been taxed, Uncle Sam will require you to pay those federal taxes (and any state and local taxes, too) when you make the switch. Now, before you assume you cannot afford to take advantage of what I see as a great opportunity because of the taxes, there’s more good news. For 2010 only, you can opt to have the taxable income from your conversion reported in two equal installments in 2011 and 2012. That gives you effectively until 2013 to pay the taxes, as your

2012 taxes will not be due until April 15, 2013. You must do the conversion in 2010 to take advantage of paying the taxes in installments. Being able to put off the tax bill and pay it over two years should lighten the burden. If you have a traditional IRA or a 401(k) account that can be converted to a Roth IRA, be sure to talk with your tax professional about details that pertain to your specific tax situation. You will want to time your conversion to your best advantage. For many taxpayers, it makes sense to convert as early in 2010 as possible to gain as much as possible from the taxfree growth that a Roth IRA offers. However, if you’re unsure of what your income will be and what tax bracket you’ll be in, it might make sense to wait until the second half of 2010 to get a better handle on the tax consequences. Mary Hunt is the founder of www.DebtProofLiving.com and author of 18 books, including her latest, “Can I Pay My Credit Card Bill With a Credit Card?” You can e-mail her at mary@everydaycheapskate.com, or write to Everyday Cheapskate, P.O. Box 2135, Paramount, CA 90723. To find out more about Mary Hunt, please visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.

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The American Dream vs. car manufacturers VIEWPOINT

MARTHA R. CARR Syndicated Columnist There was a period of time in American history when it was a commonly held belief that car manufacturers would always do well in the US because cars would always be needed. It was pointed out to us by a myriad of studies that we had become reliant on the cheap mode of travel, didn’t have enough of a public transportation system, had created a vast network of suburbs that discouraged walking and had put into place businesses that utilized the car with drive-through windows for services such as banking, fast food and even marriage. A car, from it’s conception as an idea down to the sale and then upkeep or repairs, also employed too many people and in particular too many middle class people for us to ever back away from the trough. Auto plants paid middle class salaries that were able to sustain entire towns throughout the mid-west and in particular, in the state of Michigan. It really was possible to have a blue collar job in America and support your family, save some money for retirement, buy a house and send the next generation to college. It’s a nice, simple summary of the American dream as a reality. Therefore, the Big Three, as Chrysler, Ford and GM used to be known, might get themselves into trouble but could never fail. That has a hollow but familiar ring to it. Chrysler’s bailout in 1979 of $1.5 billion was a novelty but deemed necessary at the time. America depends on cars. However, if there’s one thing the Great Recession has taught all of us is that there is no adage in business that’s always right. Real estate is not always a safe investment and prices can plummet to below the price that was paid even in a solid neighborhood. A free press is essential to have a free government as Thomas Jefferson pointed out, but the free part now has more to do with the price and not government restraints. Newspapers are struggling to survive. And, we may not want to

do without our cars but take away our jobs, our savings and then for some Americans, the roofs over our heads and we will finally stop buying them. As a result, places like Pontiac, Michigan have lost most of their jobs and the state is drowning in debt. The auto plants have mostly shut down. The 80,300 seat Silverdome that sits on 127 acres, which cost over $55 million to build and was once the stand-out example of Pontiac’s prominence but has sat empty for the past 8 years, was just sold for a mere $583,000 to Andreas Apostolopoulos, a Canadian developer. It went for the cost of a house in most of suburban America. Thousands of car dealers, auto parts retailers and other auxiliary businesses that depend on the auto trade have also closed up shop and cost towns that dot America their tax base and morale. One last thought about the crisis that the American auto manufacturers are in, as it relates to the large bonuses that were just paid to the executives of recently bailedout financial institutions and the Obama administration’s new $3.8 trillion dollar budget with proposed tax hikes for the rich to pay off the deficit. The time for any president to be putting into place a better deal for the middle class taxpayer was before the bailout money was ever handed out and a deficit that could last generations was ever created. But no one made any of the financial institutions agree upfront and in writing to anything for the common voter footing the bill such as credit card fee reforms. The new budget seems to be trying to correct that mistake by raising the taxes on an entire class of wealth rather than finally addressing the original error. Keep in mind that when Chrysler received its bailout 31 years ago even the unions participated in the eventual success of Chrysler’s turnaround. There wasn’t a sense of a pyramid kind of benefits pay-off with the most, the American public, taking the risk and the least, the executives on Wall Street, taking the spoils. Maybe it’s too late to fix the trillion dollar bailout mistake but it doesn’t mean we have to build on it and make entirely new ones that don’t really benefit anyone.

Fiscal fraud - or frugality? VIEWPOINT

STEVE CHAPMAN Syndicated Columnist For the past year, Republicans have been criticizing Barack Obama for out of control spending. So they must be pleased that they have forced him, in his State of the Union address, to concede the point by proposing a freeze on outlays of the kind Republicans generally don’t like. Well, not exactly. After the administration floated a plan to cap non-defense, non-security discretionary spending for the next three years, the opposition party erupted in jeers. The complaints were many: It affected only oneeighth of the budget, it came on top of big increases, and the savings would be trivial next to the deficits that are in the pipeline. The loudest catcall came from a spokesman for House GOP leader John Boehner of Ohio: “Given Washington Democrats’ unprecedented spending binge, this is like announcing you’re going on a diet after winning a pie-eating contest.” All the criticisms, as it happens, are true. Obama’s claim of stern fiscal discipline — “we are prepared to freeze government spending for three years” — collapsed into comical irrelevance as soon as he listed all the programs that won’t be included: national security, Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, which happen to be the Four Horsemen

of the Fiscal Apocalypse. There’s more: Unspent stimulus funds amounting to $165 billion. Other “mandatory” programs like unemployment and food stamps. Interest on the debt, which will triple in the next three years. Obama is going on a hunger strike, except during mealtimes. His freeze was supposed to save $250 billion over the next decade. But during that period, the federal government had been expected to compile deficits of $9 trillion. The savings would preserve 97 percent of the red ink. Still, it’s odd to hear complaints about excessive spending from the people who brought us the bloated budgets of the Bush years. During his tenure, federal spending did not retreat under the relentless assault of tight-fisted conservatives. In fact, during the Bush administration, total federal spending, adjusted for inflation, climbed by 72 percent. What was originally a fiscal surplus became a deficit, reaching $1.8 trillion in 2009, Bush’s final budget year (to which Obama contributed only a minor amount). Conservatives may justify that record as the obligatory price of the war on terror. But even when you omit defense and interest on the debt, reports Chris Edwards of the libertarian Cato Institute in Washington, Bush was the biggest domestic spender in the White House since Richard Nixon. Not until he had been in office for more than six years did he veto a bill because it cost too much. Bill Clinton may feel your pain, but next to his successor, he looked like Ebenezer Scrooge. Boehner, far from throwing himself in the path of the spending locomotive, was shoveling coal into the boiler. For him to call someone a spendthrift is like Tiger Woods calling someone a skank.

Obama’s plan for this portion of the budget is pitifully modest. But it’s clearly better to cap it than enlarge it, which is what has been done in the recent past. Since 2001, the expenditures subject to the proposed limit have grown from $310 billion to $447 billion. Republicans are making fun of Obama for trying to freeze a type of spending that they helped increase. They should repent, on the ground that since $310 billion was good enough for Clinton, it ought to be good enough for Obama. If the GOP really wants to highlight the administration’s budgetary excesses, the right response is not to merely ridicule how little he offers in the way of savings, but to offer bigger and better savings of their own. Otherwise, they may find that the public disgust with runaway spending can scorch incumbent Republicans as well as incumbent Democrats. There is a shimmering precedent for this approach. After Republicans took control of Congress in 1995, they demanded a plan to balance the budget within seven years. President Clinton didn’t like it, but he was forced to cooperate. Soon the parties were competing in the Tightwad Olympics. Lo and behold, the budget was balanced — not in seven years but in three. Can Republicans come up with a genuine plan to contain federal spending? Would that move force Obama to get serious about fiscal discipline? There is only one way to find out. Let the bidding begin. Steve Chapman blogs daily at newsblogs.chicagotribune. com/steve_chapman. To find out more about Steve Chapman, and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.

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all the evidence together. When the body was found, there were emergency workers near by. [The body] was not left unattended for any period of time.” DCSO detectives, crime scene investigators and LPD are involved in a joint investigation concerning Hammonds’ death. Grice also is enlisting the aid of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation for assistance with forensic aspects of the inquiry. Hammonds body was transported to the medical examiner’s in Chapel Hill on Saturday for an autopsy to determine the cause of death. Grice said the investigation is ongoing.

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WILTGEN From page 1 ful enthusiasm for writing, along with her love for community journalism, will bring a fresh perspective to the Times,” Wall said. “We’re glad to have her come on board.” Wiltgen, too, is looking forward to getting to know Thomasville. “It’s going to be a fantastic learning experience,” Wiltgen said. “I can’t wait to get to know the people and the community.” In her position as staff writer, Wiltgen will cover Thomasville City and Davidson County government, as well as general news stories and features from around the community.

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“If they’re in bad shape, then we feel like we pretty much have to call it off for the safety of the kids.” Davidson County Schools will make up Monday’s snow day on March 5, a teacher alert day, and today’s snow day on April 7, the Wednesday of spring break. Thomasville schools will make up the off days on April 6 and 7 during their spring break. Both school districts only have two more makeup days built into the calendar. If those are used, the superintendents will have to tack school days onto the end of the year to keep the required 180 days of class. Though Peele said the schools try not to cut into the students’ spring or summer breaks, the variable North Carolina weather at times leaves superintendents no choice. And looming weather forecasts predict icy rain and snow for next weekend, which may again prevent busses from running and keep kids at home. “It’s always a tough decision,” Peele said. “We just do the best we can and try to put safety first.” Staff Writer Erin Wiltgen can be reached at 8883576.

times at the home. Online condolences may be made at www.davidsonfuneralhome.net.

Index Thomasville Julian Batson Mary Kate Smith, 89 Lexington Virginia Branham, 70 Robert L. Eanes, 92 Jacob N. Owle, 6 Joe Ragan, 84 Other Areas Walter P. Gross, 98 Kenneth Hester, 66 Otis Jones, 82 Viola Williams, 94 Julian Batson Julian Ray Batson died on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010. The son of Thomas H. and Jessie Jordan Batson of Burgaw, N.C. and raised at the Methodist Orphanage in Raleigh, he entered the USCG after finishing school and served his country for 22 years. A graveside service with full military honors will be held on Thursday at 3 p.m. at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Tom Campbell and the Rev. Tom Fields officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Methodist Orphanage Alumni Association in Cary or to Hospice of Davidson County in Lexington. On-line condolences may be sent to the Batson family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.

Virginia Branham LEXINGTON — Virginia Blanton Branham, 70, of Westside Drive, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2010, at Britthaven of Davidson after an illness of four years. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday from the Davidson Funeral Home Chapel with the Preacher Clyde Akers officiating. Burial will follow in the Lexington City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Davidson Funeral Home and other

Robert L. Eanes LEXINGTON — Mr. Robert Lee (Bob) Eanes, 92, of Knob Drive, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2010, at Rowan Regional Hospital after a period of declining health. Born in Davidson County, July 12, 1917, to Thomas Shell Eanes, Sr., and Rebecca Cecil Eanes, he was a veteran of the US Army Signal Corp and served his country during World War II in Normandy, Germany, Rhineland and Central Europe and received four bronze stars for his military service. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Carl Lindquist officiating. Burial will follow in the Lexington City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service at the church. Memorials should be directed to the Chancel Choir of First United Methodist Church in Lexington. Online condolences may be made at www.davidsonfuneralhome.net. Davidson Funeral Home, Lexington is in charge of arrangements.

Walter P. Gross KERNERSVILLE — Mr. Walter Paul Gross, 98, a resident of Kernersville and formerly of Badin Lake, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2010, at his residence. Born in Harnett County, Feb. 13, 1911, a son of Leo Gross and Harriet Bolton Gross, he was employed for 33 years with Thomas Built Buses in High Point until his retirement in 1976. Funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville with the Rev. Derald Smith officiating. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery in High Point. The family will be at the funeral home today 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. and other time at their respective homes. Memorials may be directed to the Hospice & Palliative Care Center

in Winston Salem. Online condolences may be made to the Gross family at www.jcgreenandsons. com.

Kenneth Hester WINSTON-SALEM — Mr. Kenneth Lane Hester, 66, of Joyce Drive, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at Forsyth Medical Center. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Forest United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jacqueline Tookey and the Rev. James “Chip” Webb officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. today at Davidson Funeral Home-Hickory Tree Chapel and other times at the home.

Otis Jones WINSTON-SALEM — Otis Albert Jones, age 82, of Country Lane, Winston-Salem, died Saturday, Jan. 30, at Brian Center in Lexington. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Vernon Forest Baptist Church with the Rev. James Brown and the Rev. Terry Coates officiating. Burial will follow at Forsyth Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1 until 3 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service and other times at the home of his daughter, Patti Varner, 6 Arbor Drive, Lexington. Memorials may be made to Vernon Forest Baptist Church in Winston-Salem or to Samaritan’s Purse in Boone. Online condolences may be made at www.davidsonfuneralhome.net.

Jan. 12 • David Sachs (WM, 41) arrested on charge of embezzlement property

received by virtue of employment at 407 National Highway. • Roy Donald Hilton (WM, 78) cited for exceeding a safe speed at 698 Salem St. • Lane Orender (WM, 19) cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an ac-

LEXINGTON — Jacob Nolan Owle, 6, of Linwood Southmont Road, Lexington, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2010, at Lexington Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness. Jacob was born on Oct. 14, 2003, to Charles Dee Owle and Tammy Marie Kennedy. His favorite things were fire trucks, animals, dirt, all types of critters and most of all his church and his family. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Stoner’s Grove Church with the Revs. Billy Pearson and Bill Hicks officiating. Burial

cident at Salem Street. • Ryan Christofer Elliott (WM, 25) cited for displaying fictitious registration at Salem Street. • Brandi Nicole Varker (WF, 27) cited for no financial responsibility at 14 Randolph St.

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Mary Kate Smith Mrs. Mary Kate Peterson Smith, 89, of 706 W. Holly Hill Road, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at High Point Regional Hospital. Funeral service will be on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Allendale Baptist Church. J.C. Green and Sons in Thomasville is entrusted with arrangements.

LENOIR — Viola Frances Arnold Williams, 94, of Hudson, passed away Friday, Jan. 29, 2010 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Williamson was born Dec. 10, 1915, in Dooley County, Ga., to the late John Henry Arnold and Annie Rebecca Hall Arnold. She is also preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. George E. Williamson; one brother; Franklin Oscar Arnold; one sister, Kizzie Alice Arnold and one great great grandson, Hunter Crisp. Mrs. Williamson was a

homemaker and a minister’s wife. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hudson. Mrs. Williamson graduated from Macon Business College and attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Survivors include her son, George E. Williamson, Jr., and wife Carol of Burlington, N.C.; one daughter, Nancy W. Pruitt and husband Charlie of Hudson, N.C.; one brother, Wilburn B. Arnold, of Hazelhurst Ga., six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Funeral service for Mrs. Williamson will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, 12 noon at the First Baptist Church in Hudson with the Rev. Jim Hamby and the Rev. Wade Dellinger officiating the service. The family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. prior to the service at the church. The burial will follow at Sardis cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons David and Steve Williamson; Grandsons in Law, Phil McNiel, Jeff Loy, John Clawson and Rick Jenkins. Honorary Pallbearers will be great grandsons, Thomas M. Clawson, Ethan E. Loy, Josh M. McNiel, Clay E. Williamson and Zack Jenkins. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Hudson, c/o The Christian Life Center, 345 Main Street, Hudson, NC 28638 and Caldwell Hospice & Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St. NW, Lenoir, NC 28645 Pendry’s Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the Williamson family with arrangements. Online condolences to the family may be placed at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com. ***

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TODAY BASKETBALL E. Davidson @ Thomasville 6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY WRESTLING Lexington @ E. Davidson 7 p.m. BASKETBALL NE Guilford @ Ledford 6 p.m.

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Ledford guard Chelsea Freeman has helped get the Lady Panthers in the thick of the Mid-Piedmont Conference race.

Weather once again postponed high school basketball games that were scheduled for Monday, l e av i n g players without floor time and creating a nuisance for coaches. W i t h threatening weathEddinger er in the c a r d s towards the end of the week, conference games may once again be rescheduled, causing even more headaches. “The good news is everyone is in the same boat,” said East Davidson coach Brian Eddinger. “Hopefully, if the girls can, they may be trying to do stuff on their own.” At the midway point of the conference season, the Lady Golden Eagles have been a surprise team. East sits in second place of the Central Carolina Conference at 4-1, one game behind Salisbury. Teams like Thomasville and Central Davidson could easily pose a challenge, but it looks like the CCC will once again come down to the Hornets and East. Salisbury is 16-0 on

the year, and the defending 2-A state champs appear to be too much for any of the teams to contend with. “They are a tough team to beat,” Eddinger said. “I think they may be more of a complete team this year. They have a little bit of everything and it will take a great game without many errors to beat them.” Lexington heads up the CCC race for the boys, posting a 5-0 mark. Salisbury is not far behind at 4-1, and East is still in the thick of the race at 32. Thomasville can also make some noise sitting 2-3. In the Mid-Piedmont Conference, the Ledford girls have surged to the top of the standings after a shaky start to the season. With many injuries appearing to be in the past, Ledford has been lighting up the scoreboard. Getting Carman Pericozzi back was a huge shot in the arm, but it has been the play of Chelsea Freeman that has the Panthers thinking league title. The Panther boys have put forth a strong effort this year, holding their own in conference. They have the potential to contend in the next couple of weeks, but it will be a tall task for anyone to bring down league-leading North Forsyth.

NASCAR 2010: It’s Cavaliers cruise by UNC all about you ACC BASKETBALL

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CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina had hoped to use its momentum from a win over N.C. State on Wednesday to beat Virginia on Sunday and begin to turn around its season after falling as far as second-to-last in the conference standings. Instead, they lost their third ACC game at home this season as the Cavaliers beat the Tar Heels 75-60 at the Smith Center, which was just threequarters full due to the inclement weather. It was the first time UNC has lost to Virginia, which was picked to finish 11th in the ACC in the preseason, since Jan. 19, 2006. “I really thought that we’d play well but we didn’t come out very sharp and

with intensity,” UNC coach Roy Williams said. “We’ve got to do a better job. I feel like a stuck record.” Virginia guard Sylven Landesberg — who entered Sunday’s game as the ACC’s sixth-leading scorer averaging 17.6 points — sliced apart UNC’s defense for a game-high 29 points. Larry Drew II and Will Graves led the Tar Heels with 15 points apiece, but no other Tar Heel reached double figures. Leading scorer Deon Thompson, who had 20 in the win over NCSU, finished with just seven points, while secondleading scorer Ed Davis had just four points. The pair combined to shoot 4 for 10 from the floor. The Cavaliers shot 51.9 percent from the floor, while the Tar Heels shot just 35.7 percent. UNC outrebounded Vir-

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Beatty to conduct instructional camp TIMES STAFF REPORT Christian “C.J.” Beatty, a 2009 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft Pick for the St. Louis Cardinals Organization, and a client of MBi Sports Management Agency of Greensboro, announces his next Instructional Baseball Camp. This event targets youth aged 7-12 years old, where Beatty will teach technique in batting stance, grip, and balance, swing mechanics, how to improve performance, reduce strikeouts, and most importantly ways to concentrate and build confidence. In addition to motivating the youth, Beatty is taking the opportunity to give back to a local organization. A discount on the camp is provided for each camper who donates five canned goods to Macedonia Family Resource Center’s

food bank. This center also operates the Macedonia Baseball League which provides boys and girls ages 9-12 the opportunity to play in an affordable baseball league. Beatty has a passion for baseball and wants to see all children to have an equal opportunity at engaging in the sport regardless of their financial situation. This is the foundation which the Macedonia Baseball League was founded upon, and Beatty is delighted to be of service to them. To learn more about the Macedonia Baseball League browse through their website at www.macedoniacenter.org. “Everybody Wins,” the slogan representing Beatty’s Camp, will take place on Feb. 6 at the High Point Batting Center at 10 a.m. for $30 per camper. To register visit the MBi Sports Management website.

It’s kind of funny how a single word can become a rallying cry for an entire nation. Some notable examples from the past include things like “freedom,” “equality,” and tragically in the past couple of weeks, “Haiti.” While it can hardly be called new, NASCAR Nation can happily claim a rejuvenated buzzword of its own in 2010. From Victory Lane at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November 2009 through every speech at Champion’s Week in Las Vegas and every announcement made at the annual media tour in Charlotte earlier this week, one small word has been made into a very big deal. Fans. Considering myself relatively normal, I think most people are a lot like me and don’t necessarily limit their sports interest to stock car racing (although it goes without saying that NASCAR is the number one choice). Most years — yes, even this one — I am firmly camped in front of the TV anytime the UNC Tarheels are playing basketball, not even caring that my tent and sleeping bag don’t match the decor. Although they do cover up that scorch mark from the time I tried to make s’mores

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CATHY ELLIOTT NASCAR Columnist in the living room. For the record, a bad idea. But Roy Williams has never made himself available to talk to me in the off-season. Being a Washington Redskins nut, I have no dog in the Super Bowl hunt this year. But I have kept a flow chart for the past 10 years to keep track of the Redskins’ coaches, and the only thing they have in common so far, with the exception of that Gibbs fellow, is being noticeably absent from anyplace where I am present. And while I truly believe this could the Cubs’ year, I have begun to notice that Alfonso Soriano has never stopped to chat with me in a hotel hallway. Not even once. Can you believe that? The NCAA, the NFL

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ALL From page 7 and MLB and all other sports seem to make an effort to take care of their players, and that’s as it should be. But from where I sit, the only one of the top four American sports currently going out of its way to take care of its fans is NASCAR. Lots of statistics out there maintain that NASCAR is the number one spectator sport in the country. Race fans are passionate. They are also outspoken. So when fans in general seemed to be dissatisfied with “the product” over the past couple of years, NASCAR not only remarked that opinion, but took action to change it. On Jan. 21, NASCAR President Mike Helton said that this season, competitors would have more latitude behind the wheel, a “more driver, less car” type of approach. “It doesn’t mean that you get a free pass out of jail card or anything from some of the characters we have got in the sport, but it certainly means that what we are encouraging the competitors to do ... is for their character and their personality within reason to be unfolded,” he said. Also, the wing affixed to the back of the cars will be replaced with the more traditional-looking spoiler sometime in the first half of the season. Bottom line? The racing will be more exciting and competitive, and the cars will look better while they’re out there beating and banging. Why? For the fans. We all work hard and feel we deserve those all too rare vacations. We have earned them. After completing the longest season in professional sports, surely NASCAR athletes deserve a vacation, as well. Here’s how they spent those days off. More than just the top 12 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers traveled to Las Vegas for the season-ending banquet festivities. Many were involved in team and sponsor changes and the negotiations that go along with them. Let’s hope they enjoyed the week of Christmas and their New Year’s celebration of choice, because immediately following those holidays came ... A Goodyear tire test. The National

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Motorsports Press Association’s annual convention, and the NASCAR media tour. There was the hugely popular Sprint Sound & Speed in Nashville, Tenn., an interactive fan event featuring country music performers along with NASCAR superstars including Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Kasey Kahne. On a side note, I’m told you haven’t heard anything until you’ve heard Mike Helton and Blake Shelton singing a karaoke duet. Brooks and Dunn’s decision to retire when they did was a wise one; they wouldn’t have wanted to face THAT level of competition. From Nashville, it was on to Daytona International Speedway for Preseason Thunder, another opportunity for fans to enjoy some personal contact with their heroes. Why are these things so important? Because “it always helps when the drivers are out and they’re visible and we can be around the fans and give the fans an op-

portunity to be around us and have contact with us and our cars and the main items and pieces that make the sport go — the things that they follow, which is the drivers and the cars. “If we can give them as much access to that as we can, it’s good.” Those aren’t my words, by the way. That’s a quote from one Mr. Dale Earnhardt Jr., who participated in Preseason Thunder 2010, along with Jeff Gordon and many others.

Race fans, you are the best. For the most part, you don’t just get around to watching the races during the Chase, or when Daytona and the Brickyard roll around. You are invested in the season from start to finish. You care about NASCAR, and you care about the athletes who serve as the ambassadors of the sport. Isn’t it a wonderful feeling to know they feel exactly the same way about you?

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EXECUTRIX’S NOTICE TO CREDITORS The undersigned, having qualified as Executrix of the Estate of ANNIE LEE R O B E R T S O N , deceased, late of DAVIDSON County, hereby notifies all persons, firms and corporations having claims against said estate to present t h e m t o t h e undersigned on or before April 19th 2010, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of recovery. All persons, firms and c o r p o r a t i o n s indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 19th January, 2010.

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EXECUTOR’S NOTICE TO CREDITORS The undersigned, having qualified as Executor of the Estate of CATHARINE BEACHAM SMITH, deceased, late of DAVIDSON County, hereby notifies all persons, firms and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned on or before May 2nd, 2010, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 2nd February, 2010.

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Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain deed of trust executed by Melanie Anne Green, dated the 30th day of November, 2004, and recorded in Book 1572, page 1575, in the office of the Register of Deeds of Davidson County, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured, and the said deed of trust being by the terms thereof subject to foreclosure, and the holder of the indebtedness thereby secured having demanded a foreclosure thereof for the purpose of satisfying said indebtedness, and the undersigned Trustee having petitioned the Clerk of Superior Court of Davidson County for an Order Allowing Foreclosure to proceed and such Order having been entered, the undersigned Trustee will offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the Courthouse door of the Davidson County Courthouse, Lexington, North Carolina, at l2:00 noon on the 11th day of February, 2010, all of the property conveyed in said deed of trust, including all buildings and permanent improvements affixed thereto, which property as of ten (10) days prior to the posting of this notice was owned by Melanie Anne Green, the same lying and being in Davidson County, North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows: Being known and designated as Lot No. 1 of HUMMINGBIRD ACRES, as described in Plat Book 28, Page 13, reference to which is hereby given for a more particular description. The Trustee is advised that the property is located at 555 Ivey Yokeley Rd., Winston Salem, North Carolina 27107, and is being sold as is SUBJECT to any city-county ad valorem taxes and any special assessments that are a lien against the premises, as well as all prior deeds of trust, liens, judgments, encumbrances, restrictions, easements and rights-of-way of record, if any, and THERE IS NO WARRANTY RELATING TO TITLE, POSSESSION, QUIET ENJOYMENT OR THE LIKE IN THIS DISPOSITION. SALE IS AS IS WHERE IS.

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An order for possession of the above-described property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 4521.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007 may, after receiving the Notice of Sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. The highest bidder at said sale shall be required to make a cash deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of his bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, at the time of sale, with the balance immediately due and payable upon expiration of the time allowed for filing upset bids. This sale is SUBJECT to upset bid which may be made with the Clerk of Superior Court in the manner provided by law. This the 12th day of January, 2010. Trustee Services, Inc., Trustee 09 SP 1190 February 2, 9, 2010


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CRUISE From page 7 ginia 35-30 but was outscored in the paint 3016, and the Cavs — the ACC’s best 3-point shooting team by percentage — were 7 of 17 from beyond the arc. The Tar Heels kept it close in the first half and the Cavs led 35-30 at the break. Davis scored his first field goal of the game 1:11 into the second half to cut the score to 35-32, but then Mike Scott responded on the other end to kickstart an 18-0 Virginia run which put the game out of reach. “We made them earn, and I understand too that they were cold and didn’t play one of their best games,” Virginia coach Tony Bennett said. “But we did take advantage of the opportunities that we had.” A free throw by Will Graves stopped the run with 13:31 to go, and two more free throws from Deon Thompson put the score at 55-37. Freshman Travis Wear then scored the Tar Heels’ first field goal in eight minutes when he put back a missed free throw, and freshman Dexter Strickland made a pull-up jumper to cut the deficit to 55-39. The Tar Heels kept cutting away at the lead, and back-to-back 3s from Drew put the score at 63-49 with 4:47 to go, but they would not get any closer than 14 points the rest of the game. “It’s about as frustrating or disappointed as I have been in my entire life,” Williams said. “I’ve got to figure out a better way to get our kids more focused on things we’re talking about.” The Tar Heels did not start the game sharp and turned the ball over on three of their first six possessions as the Cavaliers built a 7-3 lead. A jumper by freshman John Henson tied the score at 15 seven and a half minutes into the first half, but Calvin Baker hit a 3 on the other end to kickstart a 5-0 Cavalier run that put his team up 20-15. UNC kept chipping away, however, and a 3 from Drew and two 3s from Graves helped the Tar Heels cut the score to 30-27 with 4:01 left in the half. But a bucket by Landesberg, who had 16 in the first half, put the Cavs back up by five. With 36 seconds to play Graves hit his fourth 3pointer of the half to cut Virginia’s lead to two, but Mike Scott responded with a 3 to give the Cavs a 35-30 advantage at the break. Graves had 14 of his 15 in the first half. The Tar Heels recorded nine of their 17 turnovers in the first half and shot just 34.5 percent from the field in the first period. The Cavaliers were 53.3 percent from the field in the first half. UNC was also just 5 of 12 from the free throw line in the first half and finished the game 11 of 22.

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VOLLEYBALL YMCA registration The Tom A. Finch YMCA is holding registration for youth volleyball leagues. Everyone plays at least half of each game. Registration runs through Feb. 16. Costs are $30 for YMCA memeber and $65 for nonmembers. It is a girls only league for grades 6-8. Players will learn basic volleyball skills, rules and fundamentals.

Registration forms are available at the YMCA. For additional information contact Jamie Mills at 474-5249.

GENERAL Concealed handgun class There will be a concealed hangun class Feb. 20 at the Fairgrove Fire Department. The class is from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. This class is mandatory for anyone wishing to get a con-

cealed handgun permit. The class is covered by Jason Livingston, N.C. certified firearms instructor and 16 years law enforcement experience. The class covers laws for citizens governing the use of deadly force to protect their homes, as well as deadly force laws in general as they pertain to citizens of N.C. Also, gun safety, marksmanship and fundamentals are covered and practiced during the class, with hands on range time. To sign up for the class call Livingston at 687-0290 or go by the fire department.

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