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In a profession charged with saving the lives of citizens, Welcome resident Jonathan Sowers developed a firefighting training program aimed at protecting the lives of his own comrades. And he has been honored for it by the state. Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Wayne Goodwin announced Wednesday that Sowers, a training specialist in the Department’s Fire and Rescue Training and Inspection Division, received the Governor’s Award for Excellence for Innovations. “Congratulations to Jonathan for his great work in educating and training our first responders,” Goodwin said. “The course he developed will go a long way in helping firefighters understand what they’re dealing with when they enter a burning structure.” The training program, called Understanding Building Construction, focuses on the different types of building structures and the strategies for fighting fires in each type. It also covers how to read smoke, advanced fire behavior, fire protection systems and the engineering of building construction. “Buildings that are built today are built with engineer construction which falls a lot quicker now,” said Sowers, a three year-

lot of what the bigger guys can’t handle.” One of those bigger guys is Larry Walker & Sons, Inc., located at 5915 Surrett Drive in High Point. Robbie Walker, one of the shop’s co-owners, said his business has already repaired five vehicles damaged from weather-related accidents and expects more to come in over the next week. Some of the repairs Walker has seen so far includes damaged bumpers and quarter panels, realignments and busted headlights. “A lot of them have fender benders or where someone went into a ditch and had to be pulled out,” Walker said. “People are

The Davidson County Board of Education met Wednesday to assess school progress and discuss issues focusing on the improvement of academic achievement. A significant decline in the number of students labeled W2 — or students who have left school with the intent to drop out — has left administrators pleased with efforts to improve student success. “I want to commend our principals and our guidance counselors in all that they are doing with students,” said Sandi Lee, assistant superintendent for curriculum. “We are very proud of this data.” For all seven Davidson County high schools, the number of W2-coded students recorded in the fourth month dropped from 117 in the 2008-09 school year to 104 in the 2009-10 school year, moving from 1.93 percent of the student body to 1.72 percent. West Davidson High School and South Davidson High School both have less than 10 dropouts. “Looking internally as well as externally at who we are and who is providing exemplary performance is an important part of our initiative,” said DCS Superintendent Fred Mock. High school guidance counselors have worked hard to tailor individual programs for struggling

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Ronnie Walker of Larry Walker & Sons Body Shop Wednesday inspects damages on a vehicle wrecked during last weekend’s winter storm.

Storm Aftermath Area body shops busy after weekend snow and ice BY ELIOT DUKE Staff Writer Icy roads and driving never mix. With state and local officials reporting dozens of weather-related traffic accidents from this past weekend’s winter snowstorm, the number of banged up vehicles in the area is plenty. For every busted bumper or smashed quarter panel, there is a body shop ready to do the repairs. In the aftermath of this past storm, work is beginning to trickle in at several area body shops who are eager for the extra work. “I could sure use it,” Rodney Thrift, owner of Rodney Thrift Body and Paint on Ball Park Road, said. “Its been kind of

slow lately, but I expect to be getting some calls once people start getting out more.” Road conditions are gradually improving as city workers continue scraping and plowing what is now more of a slushy, icy mix. Thrift, whose shop has operated in Thomasville for almost 50 years, feels business will pick up once people feel more comfortable getting back on the roads. While he doesn’t expect a lot of business to come his way, Thrift said that with only two employees, a little can go a long way. “I’m too old to be working that hard,” said Thrift. “Twenty years ago, I would’ve taken every job I could get my hands on. Most of my customers have been with me for a long time. We’ll get a

Local man brings big city hot spot to downtown BY ELIOT DUKE Staff Writer

Thomasville native Zac Rickard saw firsthand how a classy night spot can improve a city’s downtown. While working as a Disc Jockey in Greensboro, Rickard witnessed the transformation of a relatively dead downtown into a revitalized district where night life flourished. Rickard hopes the same will happen in his hometown. Last month, Rickard, 27, opened the Greyhound Lounge at 18 Salem St. and on Friday will be

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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.

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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.

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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 Care. For more information, call the Se-

Going Red Fashion Show rescheduled Carolina Regional Heart Center at High Point Regional Health System is sponsoring a community education event on Friday, Feb. 19 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.

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.

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.

The AARP will hold a driver’s safety course at the Davidson County Senior Center located at 106 Alma Owens Drive in Lexington on Feb. 11 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. It is intended to help older drivers improve their skills while teaching them to avoid accidents and traffic violations. The AARP Driver’s Safety program is the nation’s first and largest classroom driver refresher course specially designed for motorist’s age 50 and older. Upon completing the AARP driver’s safety program, participants receive a course completion certificate. Completion of the course may entitle drivers to an automobile insurance premium reduction or discount. Discounts are sometime offered voluntarily by insurance companies to people of certain ages who complete an approved driver refresher course. The course fee is $12 for members and $14 for those who are not a member. Preregistration is required by Feb. 8. For more information or to register call 2422290.

Medical Matters seminar 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.

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.

Harlem Nights

Studio B celebrates Black History Month on Feb. 27 with performances by Bertha Young, Joe Robinson, Saundra Crenshaw, Phyllis Ottley and Diana Ruffin. Come see and hear the sounds of Billie Holliday, Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald and the music of Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong. Admission is $20 in advance and includes food from The Vine Catering. There will be a cash bar. Tickets are available at The African American Art Store located on the first floor of Four Seasons Mall. For more information, call 336-253-6795.

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Gumtree spaghetti dinner 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

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.

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Today we will see partly cloudy skies with a high temperature of 47º, humidity of 60% and an overnight low of 32º. The record high temperature for today is 76º set in 1989. The record low is 7º set in 1970. Average temperature . . . . . . .33.7º Friday, skies will be cloudy with a 70% chance of rain Average normal temperature .38.2º and snow, high temperature of 35º, humidity of 93% Departure from normal . . . . . .-4.5º and an overnight low of 31º. Expect cloudy skies to Data as reported from Greensboro continue Saturday with a 30% chance of snow.

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We had some snow this weekend! Enough to close the mills and churches that don’t usually close without thinking twice. The snow also cancelled a lot of Monday morning obligations, including mine. And I was left wide open to take in the proceedings in Greensboro, wh ere local, statewide and national figures came together to celebrate and cut the red ribbon that officially opened the new Civil Rights Museum. Woolworth’s ‘five and dime’ was recognized for its rightful place in history, a place that symbolizes courage, equality and change. As I think back to those troubling times in the late ‘60s, I return to how things were for me. Isn’t that how we most often view the world? I had little exposure to racial tension in my small textile town, though it may well have been there. Our community was divided like a lot of small towns, and I say that with no small amount of shame. We didn’t go to school, or worship, or hang out together. Not until the schools were integrated, just as my high school career was beginning.

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came about as life choices, a way of living out their faith. Whether it was Mom coaching me on changes brought about by integration, or dad helping to secure jobs for immigrants from Vietnam — they modeled respect for all people. I thought little of it then. I think about it a great deal now. And I’m grateful. We all have things about our families we wish we could change. Things that drove us crazy or left us with unfulfilled needs. Mine was no different in that respect. But when it came to showing genuine respect, especially to those who were different or experiencing hardship, their lessons were stellar. They just did it. Now if we as a community can just remember and do likewise. Taylor Training & Development, Inc. provides consulting services, including Diversity Training, Corporate Coaching and Team Development in this region for 18+ years. Team tools include Strengths Finder 2.0, EDGE 360, TKI, CPI 260, the Enneagram and the MyersBriggs Type Indicator. Marilyn Taylor is the owner of Taylor Training and a certified coach/corporate trainer with the Boston Coaching Company, home of PaperRoom System for Coaching. For more information, contact Marilyn locally at 336.249.3194 or visit on the web at www.taylortrain.com.

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Pilot Club of Thomasville announced the holiday winner of the Dempsey Essick print “Charleston Stroll.” The winner is Sandra Workman from Thomasville, a long time friendsof Pilots Rebecca Gilliland and Susan Wall who are sisters. The proceeds from the holiday fund raising project will go to support community projects in Thomasville and Davidson County. Pilot members are grateful to Dempsey Essick who donated his fine artwork to Pilot for this purpose as well as all of those who purchased raffle tickets for a worthy cause. On a rainy, foggy night Pilot Club welcomed members to the Family Resource Center of Baptist Children’s Homes along with guest Ruby Pennington. Following a

delicious dinner catered by Jewell and Company, the group celebrated birthdays in an outrageously funny fashion to the delight of all. The meeting provided an opportunity to share the Pilot Club mission and purpose to meet needs within the community. Upcoming programs and activities include a speaker on BrainMinders the trademark name for Pilot Club’s international focus on brain-related disorders and injuries as well as prevention for accidents that might result in a brain-related injury. The club will assist Liberty House with personal grooming items for residents in February. Pilot Club members invite anyone interested in being a part of a group that works to enhance the lives of those in the community to call 869-5252 for more information.

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Left Rebecca Gilliland, center Sandra Workman, and right Susan Wall. Sandra Workman is the recent winner of the Dempsey Essick print “Charleston Stroll” which was used to raise money for Pilot Club projects in Thomasville and Davidson County.

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Dawn Clodfelter of Thomasville made the Dean’s List for the Fall 2009 semester at High Point University. Dean’s List students are those who have attained a 3.5 GPA for the previous semester based on a 4.0 scale. At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and 44 states at campuses in High Point and WinstonSalem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-andcoming schools. Forbes. com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The

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-employee of the Office of State Fire Marshal. Sowers said that more synthetic furniture in homes and stores results in hotter fires, which, combined with buildings collapsing faster than they used to, leads to increased dangers for firefighters. These same hazards faced the firefighters from the 2007 Charleston, S.C. Sofa Superstore fire and the 2008 Salisbury Millwork fire in North Carolina. Eleven firefighters died in the two fires — nine in Charleston and two in Salisbury. Sowers said that the incidences sparked discussion among firefighters and gave him the idea for the course. He then sifted through more than 20 years of data compiled by the United States Fire Administration, the National Fire Protection Association, the National Fire Incident Reporting System and North Carolina-specific statistics. Since the class began two years ago, more than 50 training sessions have run, and the N.C. Fire and Rescue Commission has added an extra six-toeight hours of training to the Basic Firefighter I

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one course. He created an addition to the training session, called Enclosed Structures, that he said will start the last week of February. But despite all his hard work, Sowers insisted that he didn’t deserve the publicity garnered by winning the award or even the award itself. “I’m just doing my job,” he said. “Someone else thought it was a great thing, and it surprised me.” Staff Writer Erin Wiltgen can be reached at 8883576, or at newsdesk@tvilletimes.com

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The value of diversity VIEWPOINT

SUSAN ESTRICH Syndicated Columnist Diversity is not just a nice thing. It isn’t just about fairness or equal opportunity. Diversity is good business, essential business, especially for companies that market to women — or are covered by them. If you have any doubt, consider the iPad. Is there a woman in America who did not laugh, or at least roll her eyes, the minute she heard that the newest, hottest tablet computer from one of America’s most ingenuous companies was going to sound like a feminine hygiene product? The iKotex is what most people I know are calling it, with apologies to Kotex. So where were those women? The short answer is that, plainly, they were not in the room. Go to Apple’s home page and look at the pictures and bios of key executives. I’ll tell you who you’ll find: Steve, Timothy, Scott, Jonathan, Ron, Bob, Peter, Mark, Philip, Bertrand and Bruce. All white, all men. If there is a “top” woman at Apple, at best she’s No. 12. The video released by Apple to trumpet the genius of the iPad (it really does) is equally un-diverse. Only men use the iPad. Only men talk about the iPad. It’s almost as bad as the name. That might work if you were selling jock straps. It doesn’t work if you want American consumers — half of whom are women — to buy your product. Even car companies, notoriously male at the top, use women in their promotional campaigns. Did they really think we wouldn’t notice? This is not a new issue at Apple. Every year in my law school class on gender discrimination, we review the latest Catalyst survey of Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies in America that still have no women on their boards of directors, or no women among the top earners. Every year,

Apple showed up on both lists. Finally, in 2008, Apple announced that Andrea Jung, the CEO of Avon (a very un-Apple-like company that is full of women who sell to women, starting at the top), was joining Steve Jobs, Bill Campbell, Millard Drexler, Al Gore, Arthur D. Levinson, Eric Schmidt and Jerry York on its board of directors. Google’s Schmidt has since left the board, leaving Andrea and the guys. I am sure that each and every one of the men who serves in a key position at Apple is more than qualified for his position. But qualifications need to be defined more broadly if they are to reflect accurately what the business really needs. If half of your business depends on women, then there is something wrong with any definition of qualifications that doesn’t take account of diversity. I am absolutely certain that no one at Apple sat down and decided that women should be excluded from all the top positions. My guess is that the issue just never came up. That’s the problem. These days, most discrimination is so totally unconscious that the people involved don’t even know they’re discriminating. It’s just that when they think about who the most qualified person is, they think of someone just like themselves. And when they’re sitting in a room full of people who look just like them, it doesn’t occur to them that someone is missing. I know a lot of women who spend their days in front of Apple computers who are almost embarrassed that the company they so love and admire could frankly be so blind and stupid. And finding out why doesn’t make it better. This is Apple’s chance to change. Some years ago, a friend was having dinner with a group of male movie executives and agents, when George Burns stopped at their table. He looked at the group, shook his head, and in that special way laughed and said: “Get a dame.” George had Gracie. Apple needs to find some dames. They will make a great company better. To find out more about Susan Estrich and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.

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Has Obama moved center on nuclear power? VIEWPOINT

MONA CHAREN Syndicated Columnist The perennially optimistic strained to find evidence of a new centrism in President Obama’s State of the Union address. Well, the Hyde Park liberal embraced nuclear power, they say. And he did seem to. “ ... To create more ... clean energy jobs,” the president intoned, “we need more production, more efficiency, more incentives. And that means building a new generation of safe, clean nuclear power plants in this country.” It’s a nice sentiment. The Nuclear Energy Institute pronounced itself “delighted.” But hold the champagne. The other nuclear news this week is that the Obama administration’s new budget will propose to zero out funding for Nevada’s Yucca Mountain nuclear repository — in effect, killing it. Instead, the Energy Department has announced the formation of a “blue ribbon” commission “to provide recommendations for developing a safe, long-term solution to managing the nation’s used nuclear fuel and nuclear waste.” It will consist of the usual blue ribbon members (Lee Hamilton, Brent Scowcroft, Susan Eisenhower) and produce an interim report in 18 months and a final report in 24. The commission will have 15 members and

God knows how many staff, and accordingly, the costs will run into the millions. And why are we forming yet another blue ribbon commission to study a matter that has already been studied to death? The commission is empowered to study “all options” except the one that has already been chosen by the United States government. So much for the previous blue ribbon commission that had settled on the Yucca Mountain site. American taxpayers have already invested more than $13 billion over 30 years to build the facility and make it redundantly safe. In 1982, the U.S. government agreed to begin accepting nuclear waste at the site in 1998. Failure to meet that deadline has already cost us $565 million in legal settlements and is estimated to run up to $11 billion over the next decade. The Yucca Mountain repository is 1,000 feet underground in the most lifeless desert of North America. Its storage tunnels have been engineered to enhance the natural protective effect of thick rock by adding multiple layers of steel, titanium drip shields to prevent erosion, and other safety features to ensure that the waste (which becomes less harmful with the passage of time) will not leak. How safe is it? Consider millirems, units of radiation. A cross-country airplane ride subjects travelers to 2 or 3 millirems (from cosmic rays). A dental x-ray yields 1 millirem. People who live in Denver get twice the dose (50 per year) as those who live at sea level. An earlier Energy Department study examined whether the Yucca containment facility could withstand normal aging, plus volcanoes and earthquakes. The conclusion was

that it would emit no more than 1 millirem per year of radiation for 750,000 years! But goodbye to all that. It wasn’t safe enough for Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., who has worked to kill the Yucca facility. (Reid was not alone among Nevada politicians. Former Sen. Chic Hecht had memorably promised to oppose “nuclear suppositories” in his state.) And it was not safe enough for Barack Obama, who campaigned energetically in Nevada promising to terminate the project. In addition to zeroing out funding, the administration proposes to suspend the license application for the facility and withdraw it completely within the month. Why are they wasting our time and money on a new blue ribbon commission to go over plowed ground? The administration hopes that the commission will reassure the nuclear industry that provision will be made for the waste. But when? In another 30 years? At the cost of another $13 billion or more? There is nothing dishonorable about opposing nuclear energy — though the greenies who claim that global warming is their chief worry have some explaining to do if they reject nuclear power — but there is something dishonest about claiming to favor nuclear power while simultaneously short-circuiting the most viable solution to the problem of long-term waste storage. They are wasting their time, squandering our money, and insulting our intelligence. To find out more about Mona Charen and read features by other Creators Syndicate columnists and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate web page at www.creators.com.

Letter to the Editor To the Editor “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” Lucille Ball. Right now there is devastation in Haiti due to the massive earthquake that took place on Jan. 12, 2010, and in one night the U.S. raised $58 million for relief efforts for Haiti. This is a great

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and wonderful thing that the U.S. can come together and really help out somewhere where such devastation has occurred. But where is the help at home? Although we are not suffering as much devastation as Haiti is, aren’t we suppose to love ourselves before we can love another? Love encompasses more than just affection. Can we raise

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$58 million to help with job training programs in our own communities? What about just raising $1 million dollars for non-profit agencies to better support their clients? We need to love and support ourselves before we assist other countries “to get anything done in this world.” Tiffany Blake Randleman

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POLICE REPORTS

Jan. 12

• Anthony Rene Sansbury (BM, 44) cited for driving with a revoked/ suspended license at 805 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. • Keri Lee Morgan (WF, 30) cited for larceny shoplfting at 902 W. Cooksey Drive. • Brittain Academy victim of breaking and entering at 175 W. Holly Hill Road. • Michael Reynolds Johnson (WM, 38) arrested on charge of worthless check at 304 Barnwell St. • Joseph Michael Kepley (WM, 35) arrested on charge of possessing a controlled substance at 1115 Randolph St.

Jan. 13

• Daniel Raymond Long (BM, 23) arrested on charge of indecent exposure at 115 College St. • George Junior Hines (BM, 46) arrested on charge of DWI, cited for driving with a suspended/revoked license at 310 Reid St. • Jose Montelongo-Herrera (WM, 42) cited for no operator’s license at 515 Lexington Ave. • Charles William Creasman (WM, 31) cited for displaying fictitious registration at 206 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. • Tony Ribert Smith (WM, 41) cited for exceeding safe speed at 100 Camden Woods. • Collis Jermaine Stukes (BM, 30) cited for no operator’s license at Cox Avenue.

Jan. 14

• Phillip Todd Ingram (WM, 41) cited for speeding more than 15 mph over limit at West Holly Hill Road. • Whitney Cranford Crowell (WF, 31) cited for speeding more than 15 mph over limit at 902 W. Cooksey Drive. • Franklin Emory Palmer (WM, 31) cited for speeding 15 mph over limit at Lake Road. • Randy Eugene Bedford (WM, 36) cited for displaying revoked/suspended license at Pinewoods Church Road. • Brandon Keith Lowe (WM, 28) cited for speeding more than 15 mph over limit at 529 Lake Road. • James David Cockran (WM, 25) cited for driving with a suspended license at 1102 Randolph St. • Mirjara Lazar Abernathy (WF, 32) cited for speeding more than 15 mph over limit at Kanoy Road. • Chalres Hardy McLean (WM, 43) cited for displaying fictitious registration at Interstate 85, mm 105. • Gerald Everette Clark (WM, 26) cited for careless and reckless or wanton disregard for others at 238 Hasty Hill Road. • Michelle Bradshaw Williams (WF, 39) arrested on charge of failure to appear at 503 Pilot Lions Club Road. • Rashad Kenyon Fant (BM, 29) arrested on charge of failure to comply at 2420 Bellemeade St. in High Point. • Brandon Nicholas Ashburn (WM, 27) arrested on charge of inflicting serious injury at 906 Fisher Ferry. • William Ricky Phillips (WM, 33) arrested on charge of using telephone to threaten bodily harm at 11 Pine St.

Index Thomasville Herman Little, 80 Charlie H. Reaves, 69 James O. Hansel, 89 Robert R. Martin, 77 Lexington Ruby M. Farrington, 82 Bonnie G. Hobgood Bobby D. Smith, 45 Geneva K. Young, 85 Other areas Harold Cone, 69 Michael W. Sneed, 60

Harold Cone GASTONIA — Harold Cone, age 69, of Gastonia died Monday evening at Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital after a short illness. Born Oct. 26, 1940, in Hanover N.H., to John Paine Cone Sr. and Irma Frost Cone, he was a graduate of North Carolina State University, a veteran of the U.S. Army and in 1978 joined the law firm of Robinson & Wilson in Gastonia, N.C. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday in Davidson Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Davidson Funeral Home, Hickory Tree Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.davidsonfuneralhome.net.

Ruby M. Farrington LEXINGTON — Ruby Maxine “Mack� Kepley Farrington, 82, of West Sixth Street, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at Hinkle Hospice House. The funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Darrell Sluder officiating. Burial will follow in Lexington City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lexington Police Department Explorers in Lexington. Online condolences may be made at www.davidsonfuneralhome.net Davidson Funeral Home will help the family with arrangements.

James O. Hansel James O. Hansel, 89, a resident of 9 Forest Dr. died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, in Thomasville Medical Center. Born in Greensboro Feb. 4, 1920, and a son of the late, Lester W. and Bessie Bost Hansel, he retired in 1965 from the U.S. Air Force with the rank of Master Sergeant. He was a veteran of the World War II, Korean War and the Vietnam War. Graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday in the National Cemetery in Salisbury, N.C. The body will remain at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home, and the family will be at the funeral home Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 6 until 8 p.m.

Herman Little Mr. Herman Little, 80, a resident of Lynella Lane, passed into glory Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. He was born Aug. 5, 1929, in Thomasville, a son of the late Paul and Clara Mae Little. He was a 1948 graduate of Fairgrove High School and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Little retired in 1991 from Refrigeration Sales and Service, following 34 years of service. He was a lifelong member of Unity United Methodist Church where he was active in Sunday school and served various positions over the years. On Jan. 1, 1957, he was married to Lena Laws, who survives of the home. Also surviving are a daughter, Lynda Russell and husband H.L. of Thomasville; sons, Jeff Little of Greensboro and Eric Little and wife Pam of Jamestown; grandsons, Justin Lamb, of Greer, S.C., Bradley Little, of Garner, Bryan Little of Boone, Alan Russell, Dan Russell and Ryan Russell, all of Thomasville, Justin Russell of Kernersville; two great-grandchildren; sis-

ters, Nancy Kearns and husband Ed, Louise Vestal and husband Alonzo; brothers, Don Little and wife Sue of Thomasville and Jerry Little and wife Mackie of Lexington, S.C. A private family graveside service will be held on Thursday in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Unity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Donnie B. Durham officiating. The family will receive friends at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and other times at the home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Unity United Methodist Church Memorials and Scholarships Fund, 608 National Highway, Thomasville, N.C. 27360. On-line condolences may be sent to the Little family at www.jcgreenandsons.com. ***

Robert R. Martin Mr. Robert “Bob� Ray Martin, 77, a resident of 2897 Upper Lake Road, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 3, 2010, in the N.C. State Veteran Home in Salisbury. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will announced by J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home.

Charlie H. Reaves Mr. Charlie Horace Reaves, 69, a resident of Fisher Ferry Street, died Monday afternoon, Feb. 1, 2010, in the Thomasville Medical Center. He was born Aug. 20, 1940, in Columbus County, N.C., a son of the late Harry Reaves and Mary Gore Reaves. He was a retired employee with Thomasville Furniture Industries and formerly attended New Grace Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Tom Reaves, Dorace Reaves and Harry “Dick� Reaves. Surviving are a son, Charles Michael Reaves, and wife Kristy of Thomasville; a sister, Frances Holder, and husband Jack of Thomasville; grandchildren Cloie Reaves, Mackenzie Reaves, Shyanne Boyd and Trey Boyd; devoted nieces, Carolyn Kronenberg and husband Dennis of Wallburg, Karen Windham and husband Dwayne, and Denise Calhoun and

Bonnie G. Hobgood LEXINGTON — Bonnie Rose Garris “Grandmother� Hobgood, died on Feb. 2, 2010. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Davidson Funeral Home-Hickory Tree Chapel with the Rev.

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husband Jay, both of Thomasville. Funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in J.C. Green & Sons Chapel with the Rev. Henry King officiating. Burial will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and other times at the home of his son, Michael Reaves, 109 Parkdale Drive. On-line condolences may be sent to the Reaves family at www.jcgreenandsons.com. ***

Bobby D. Smith LEXINGTON — Bobby Dane Smith, age 45, of Peacock Drive, Lexington, died Saturday Jan. 30, 2010, at his home. Funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel with the Preacher Clyde Akers officiating. Burial will follow in the Lexington City Cemetery. The family will received friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday prior to the service and at other times at the home of his mother, 2108 Peacock Dr. Online condolences may be made at www.davidsonfuneralhome.net

Michael W. Sneed HIGH POINT — Michael Wade Sneed, 60, of West Lexington Avenue died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. Born April 22, 1949, in Guilford County to JD Sneed and Frances Wade Sneed, he was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served in the U.S. Army. Funeral service will be held on Friday at 2 pm.. at Spring Hill United Meth-

odist Church with the Rev. Hubert Brown, the Rev. Jeff Moran and the Rev. Jim Simonds officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The body will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home until placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. The family will be at the funeral home Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m. and other times at the home of his mother, Frances W. Sneed, in High Point. Memorials may be directed to Spring Hill United Methodist Church (Cemetery Fund) or Zion United Church of Christ (Cemetery Fund). Online condolences may be sent to the Sneed family at www.jcgreenandsons. com.

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LEXINGTON — Gloria Geneva Koontz Young, 85, of West Center Street Extension, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at Abbotts Creek Care and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral service will be 4 p.m. Friday at Reeds Baptist Church, where she was a member, with the Revs. Dave Williams and Keith Heitman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Baptist Children’s Home or Reeds Baptist Church in Lexington. Online condolences may be made at www.davidsonfuneralhome.net. Davidson Funeral Home will help the family with arrangements.

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CALENDAR TODAY BASKETBALL DCCC @ Belmont Abbey JV 7 p.m. BASKETBALL Thomasville @ C. Davidson 6 p.m. BASKETBALL Lexington @ E. Davidson 6 p.m. BASKETBALL Ledford @ So. Guilford 6 p.m. WRESTLING Chatham C. @ Ledford 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY BASKETBALL Thomasville @ W. Davidson 6 p.m. BASKETBALL E. Davidson @ C. Davidson 6 p.m. BASKETBALL Ledford @ SW Randolph 6 p.m.

Being an athletic director has not been a fun job to have the past few days due to inclement weather. For a third straight day, all sporting events were canceled as the snow melts, causing driving conditions athletic direc-

tors and coaches would rather not risk. With the conference season winding down quickly, the scramble has been on to reschedule games, even if it means playing several of them a few days in a row. For Thomasville, a basketball game that had been rescheduled for

Saturday at Central Davidson has now moved to today at 6 p.m. Wednesday’s scheduled game at home against East Davidson has been moved to Saturday at 2 p.m., while Friday’s game at West Davidson remains the same. East will hopefully get to play its home basket-

ball games today against Lexington, then will travel to Central on Friday before Saturday’s game with the Bulldogs. Ledford will be traveling to Southern Guilford today and again be on the road Friday at Southwestern Randolph. Wednesday’s game with Northeast Guilford had

A COACH’S DREAM Potts does little things to lead DCCC hoops

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Tar Heels lack killer instinct in 2010

Just mentioning the name Eric Potts brings a grin to the face of Davidson County Community College basketball coach Matt Ridge. Not because he is the team’s leading scorer or a flashy player who makes spectacular plays, but for the simple fact he is the type of character building, hard work driven athlete that every coach dreams of getting the chance to coach. “He knows what it takes to win and he learned that long before he met me playing at Trinity for coach Tim Kelly,” Ridge said. “He does the little things that do not always show up in the black and white ink in the newspaper, but he helps us win.” Potts averages right at nine points per game, but continues to be the leading rebounder for a second year in a row. Those are just two statistics that show up in the box score. He does all of the little things like drawing charges, setting screens, getting deflections and likely leads the team in floor burns. Potts is the epitome of a role player, staying low-key and doing his part to help the team any way he can. At the end of the day, while the high scorers and stars of the game get the recognition, he quietly exits the gymnasium knowing he did his job. “I try to be a leader as much as I can and

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Storm sophomore forward Eric Potts has helped Davidson County See POTTS, Page 8 Community College win 16 of its last 17 games.

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not been rescheduled as of press time. The Central Carolina Conference has its wrestling tournament on Saturday, so matches must be squeezed in over the next two days. Thomasville will be hosting matches today involving many of the CCC teams.

It’s a conference filled with good but not great teams, no one able to get into position to claim the top spot in the national rankings. At the other end of the Top 25, it’s a virtual carousel for the conference, with numerous teams entering and exiting each week but no one making a serious move toward the top. That pretty much describes the outlook for ACC football on the national level in recent seasons. It also happens to describe the much more rare position for ACC men’s basketball this season. Thanks only to 11 teams cracking the top

10 in Monday’s Associated Press rankings — Duke and Kansas State tied for No. 10 — the ACC avoided by the smallest of margins not having a team in the top 10 for the first time since March 1996. Georgia Tech, at No. 21, is the league’s only other ranked team, but five other teams already have been ranked at some point. The list of ranked teams to date doesn’t even include Wake Forest, a team that has knocked on the door multiple times but has yet to make the cut. It’s a pattern familiar for ACC football, and one that does not earn the conference much respect. It’s now resulting in rumblings that ACC basketball isn’t as strong as it

traditionally has been, especially with reigning NCAA champ North Carolina struggling. The ACC’s relative place in the pecking order of conferences is debatable. That’s always the case, in both football and basketball. But what isn’t really debatable is that the postseason format favored by the respective sports means that ACC basketball fans have a lot more to look forward to down the stretch than ACC football fans often do. The most recent time an ACC football team entered the stretch run of the regular season with a real shot at the national title was 2000, when Florida State

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Fans of Tar Heels basketball must feel like the sky is falling. A year after winning the national championship, the University of North Carolina Tar Heels are struggling to stay above the .500 mark. Home losses are mounting and hopes of making the NCAA tournament are fading with each passing defeat. Gone are stars like Tyler Hansbrough, Ty Lawson, Danny Green and Wayne Ellington, replaced by a group of talented freshmen and experienced veterans. No one should be too surprised that the Heels are finding the going rough in the ACC. No team can lose that many good players and not suffer a drop off the following season. What is surprising to me is just how lackluster Carolina looks at times. In 2002, I got to cover nearly every UNC game, home and away. From the very time that team walked out on the court against Binghamton, I knew it would be a long year. The players that came running out of the tunnel didn’t even look talented, so I figured a Final Four would not be in the cards. It turned out I was right. The Heels won eight games that year and got blown out more times than not. I had the unfortunate pleasure of being at the two worst home losses in school history that year, which is something I could’ve done without. What I took from that

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SPORTS From page 7 not take any plays off,” Potts said. “I just try to lead by example.” Ridge echoed his comments. “He brings it on every play, of every practice and every game,” said Ridge. “He leads by example and is a winner off the court and in the classroom. He will continue to be successful far beyond our basketball program.” Getting to this point in his career has been difficult for Potts. While at Trinity, he played two years of junior varsity basketball before getting his chance at the varsity level. Not always the tallest player at his position, he’s had to play that much harder to be effective. By the time his senior year rolled around he became an integral part of a Bulldog team that finished second in the state at the 3-A level. Now, in his second season with the Storm, Potts has really tapped in to his potential and has helped

LACK From page 7 team, however, was they played hard every game, even when they were getting hammered by Duke, N.C. State, Wake Forest, you name it. This year’s team isn’t showing any signs of life, and that is what’s disappointing to me. Too many times, this version of the Tar Heels appears lethargic and not very interested. Sure, they lost a lot of talent from a season ago, but the cupboards are far from bare. The starting lineup rolls out Ed Davis, Deion Thompson, Larry Drew, Will Graves and Marcus Ginyard — five players with a national championship

DCCC win 16 of its last 17 games and a current ranking of 9th in the NJCAA Division III poll. “Even through high school I have fought hard to get to where I am now,” he said. “I have worked my tail off to get where I am at. I guess you could call me a late bloomer.” His blooming process

hard, smart and together.” No win was more satisfying than the recent 101-69 thrashing DCCC gave to the University of North Carolina junior varsity. Potts has lost three games on the Dean E. Smith Center floor which includes Trinity’s state championship loss.

‘He will continue to be successful far beyond our basketball program.’ — Matt Ridge Storm head coach

could not have peaked at a better time for Davidson. With just a handful of games remaining and a perfect record in the Region X Tarheel Conference, DCCC has a chance to run the table and set the stage for what could be the team’s first regional championship. “We have become a better team the last few games,” Potts said. “We have bought into what coach is teaching us and we are just trying to play

So when the Tar Heels came to visit Brinkley Gym, Potts and company were prepared. “I was ready to play and we played together that night,” he said. “Consistency-wise, that was the best game we have played this year.” While the win generated a high level of excitement with the program, there is one other major game this year that DCCC would rank much higher and mean more than just

ring on their fingers. Throw in freshmen like John Henson, Dexter Strickland, and Travis and David Ware, and that’s more talent than a lot of teams possess. What this team has in talent it lacks in heart. There is no reason why UNC should get outscored 18-0 to Virginia or fall behind by more than 20 to Georgia Tech. Carolina plays great at State only to return home and lay a ostrich-sized egg against the Wahoos. Head coach Roy Williams seems as frustrated as most Tar heels fans. He has called this season the hardest of his career and doesn’t seem to know why his squad is so inconsistent. He runs them hard in practice,

he turns his back on them during a game, he yells, he screams, yet nothing changes. In no way is Williams’ job in jeopardy. Two titles in five years is more than enough job security, but this is Carolina we’re talking about. Not making the tournament and finishing in the bottom half of the ACC is not commonplace on Tobacco Road, and is certainly not what fans have come to expect. Losing games is one thing, not playing hard all the time is another. Carolina will be fine. More talent is on the way and coach Williams is one of the best in the game. The problem is this year still has a long way to go and more losses could very well be on the horizon,

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The High Point Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is soliciting comments on the 2010-2011 High Point MPO Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). The UPWP outlines the work schedule, projects, and financing of MPO staff for the fiscal year. The public will have at least 30 days to review and comment on the UPWP. The public review period will begin on Monday, Feb. 8, and end on Friday, March 12. Copies of the UPWP will be available for public review in the following locations beginning Feb. 8. • High Point Public Library • Archdale Public Library • Jamestown Public Library • Thomasville Public Library • Davidson County (Lexington) Public Library • High Point Dept. of Transportation • Archdale Planning Dept. • Jamestown Town Hall • Thomasville Engineering Dept. • Trinity City Hall • Davidson County Planning Dept. • Guilford County Planning Dept. • Randolph County Planning Dept. • The website of the MPO will post the draft UPWP for public review at www.hpdot.net/HPMPO/. A public hearing is scheduled for March 23, 2010, at the High Point Chamber of Commerce, at 10 a.m. for the public to have their comments recorded. Please submit all written comments to: David Hyder, PE, High Point Urban Area MPO P.O. Box 230 High Point, NC 27261 336-883-3233 Fax: 336-883-8568 Email: david.hyder@highpointnc.gov Written comments must be received by March 12, 2010. 514362

a win against UNC. In its first two seasons, the Storm have reached the Region X title game, only to come away with a loss. Potts was a member of the 2009 team that overcame all obstacles and made an improbable run to the championship game, where DCCC fell by one in the final seconds. Still fresh on his mind, the sophomore forward remembers that game all to well, and would like to get one more crack at changing history. “I even cried after that game,” Potts said. “It was a dagger and it saddened me, but it also got me ready for this season to get back there and get coach Ridge a regional championship.” So next time while at a Storm game, enjoy watching the sharpshooters fill up the basket with points and the dunkers ramming home a slam. But for a few moments, take a glance at the man in the No. 12 jersey working tirelessly to make all of those plays possible. Sports Editor Zach Kepley can be reached at 888-3631, or at kepley@tvilletimes.com.

especially with the number of conference road games left on the schedule. The Tar Heels could easily make a run and fight their way into the tournament. The key word is fight, which just happens to be something UNC hasn’t shown a lot of this season. Staff Writer Eliot Duke can be reached at 888-3578, or duke@tvilletimes.com.

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS 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 concealed handgun permit. To sign up for the class call course instructor Jason Livingston at 687-0290 or go by the fire department.


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Next week, the games of the 21st Winter Olympics will start in British Columbia, Canada. This Mini Page will give you a few things to watch for during this twoweek celebration of sport, skill and friendship.

Cross-country skiing started as a way for people to get around during winters with lots of snow.

A giant welcome The opening ceremonies will take place on Friday, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m. Pacific time. The ceremonies are a way for the host nation and city to welcome the rest of the world and the athletes to the Olympics. Using music, dance and special effects, each opening ceremony is a unique, or one-of-a-kind, performance.

Skiing with a twist Cross-country skiing is a different type of skiing that requires a lot of stamina, or long-lasting strength. Skiers race not only downhill, but also move over flat land and even go up small hills. Cross-country ski races are sometimes called loppets (lawpits), which means “race� in Swedish. In the ski jump, a person skis without poles down a long ramp and off a jump. He flies through the air, trying to land as far down the mountain as he can.

Brrr! It’s cold out there Many sports in the Winter Games take place outside. The alpine skiing and snowboarding events need a lot of snow so that athletes can achieve fast speeds and make sharp turns. The snow is groomed, or smoothed and packed, to prevent it from getting too icy and slick or too powdery, either of which can make athletes lose control and fall.

Some sports are a combination of other sports. Biathlon combines crosscountry skiing and target shooting with a rifle. Nordic combined is a dual sport of cross-country skiing and ski jumping. The newest Olympic event is ski cross. It is a part of the sport of freestyle skiing, along with moguls (MOH-guhls), or snow bumps, and aerials (AIR-ee-uhls), or tricks and flips off a jump. In ski cross, a group of four skiers race to finish first.

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Grace and skill Figure skating may be the most popular sport at the Winter Olympics. Graceful skaters use jumps, twists and spins to earn points, which are awarded by judges. Jumps such as the Axel and the Lutz are named after the famous skaters who created them.

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SPORTS ACC From page 7 threatened to repeat as champion. Since then, the latter stages of the season typically have seen ACC football teams jockeying for the equivalent of NIT bids, trying to position themselves for more attractive bowls but bowls that have nothing to do with the sport’s top prize. That’s not the way the ball bounces in college basketball. As of Monday, Joe Lunardi’s latest “Bracketology” projections had six ACC teams making the NCAA Tournament, with the Tar Heels and Virginia — fresh off a victory in Chapel Hill — among the top eight teams on the outside looking in. Officially, 65 teams will have a chance at winning basketball’s national title come March, while just two have a chance at winning football’s Bowl Championship Series. The number of teams with a legitimate shot in basketball is much lower, of course — it’s probably around a dozen this year — but it’s still much more fun for some many more fans. Every ACC basketball team already has at least two losses, and every one has at least two victories in league play. Whereas that kind

of balance is a death knell for football, it should make the next five weeks fascinating for basketball. Will UNC figure out a way to make the NCAA Tournament? Will Duke prove strong enough to make a run in the NCAA Tournament? What will be the fate for everyone else on Selection Sunday? Will Virginia continue to surprise to the finish? Will

Clemson surprise everyone by finishing strong? Are Georgia Tech and Maryland back? Will Florida State and Wake Forest be back in the tournament for the second consecutive season? It might not be a vintage year for ACC basketball. It might not be a vintage postseason for the proud conference. That doesn’t mean the next five weeks won’t be a real kick to watch.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE ANNEXATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF THOMASVILLE AND THE CITY OF HIGH POINT, NORTH CAROLINA NOTICE is hereby give that on February 15, 2010, at 7:00 P.M. in the City Council Chamber (Old Thomasville Courtroom) 7 West Guilford Street, Thomasville, North Carolina, the Thomasville City Council will conduct a Public Hearing. The purpose of the hearing is to allow public comment on the new annexation agreement line between the City of Thomasville and the City o f High Point. The current agreement expires March 1, 2010. The annexation agreement defines the area in Randolph County that may be annexed by either city during the term of the agreement. The term of the agreement is 20 years. The annexation agreement describes the potential boundary between Thomasville and High Point. Generally, the proposed boundary line follows the property lines of several properties in northwestern Randolph County, Business 85 and the Randolph County/Davidson County line. The public is further advised that at said hearing all interested and affected parties will be heard on these matters. Hearing impaired persons desiring additional information or having questions regarding this subject can call the North Carolina relay number for the deaf (Dial 7-1-1 or 1-800-735-2962). The meeting facilities of the City of Thomasville are accessible to people with disabilities. The City provides the opportunity to request in advance auxiliary aids and services. For more information about the annexation agreement, please contact the Planning and Inspections, Second Floor, City Hall, 10 Salem Street between the hours of 8:00 A.M. & 12:00 Noon and between 1:00 P.M. & 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. For further information call Ken Hepler at 336-475-4255. Ken Hepler Planning & Zoning Administrator City of Thomasville February 4 & 11, 2010 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF DAVIDSON IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK 10 SP 008 IN RE: Foreclosure of Deed of Trust from JOHNNY BUSH and ELLA MAE BUSH to WEBSTER C. JORDAN, JR., Trustee dated August 7, 1996, and recorded in Book 1001, at Page 948 in the office of the Register of Deeds for Davidson County, North Carolina, by Douglas B. Elliott, Substitute Trustee NOTICE OF SALE Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in a certain deed of trust in the original amount of $24,000.00, from Johnny Bush and Ella Mae Bush to Webster C. Jordan, Jr., Trustee and First Greensboro Home Equity, Inc. as assigned to Kim Miller and Time Miller, beneficiaries, dated August 7, 1996, acknowledged and recorded August 8, 1996, in Book 1001, at Page 948, in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Davidson County, North Carolina, and because of a default in the payment of the indebtedness secured by the Deed of Trust and failure to carry out or perform the stipulations and agreements therein contained, and pursuant to the demand of the owner and holder of the indebtedness secured by the deed of trust, and pursuant to the Order of the Clerk of Superior Court for Davidson County, North Carolina, entered in this foreclosure proceeding, the undersigned, Douglas B. Elliott, Substitute Trustee, will expose for sale at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash, the property (including any improvements thereon) described as follows: BEING Lots Nos. 17 and 18 in Block “A“ of VILLA SITES, as shown by map recorded in Plat Book 2, at Page 85, in the office of the Register of Deeds for Davidson County, North Carolina. The address for the real property is as follows: 113 Walltown 27292

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The record owner of the above-described real property as reflected in the Davidson County Public Registry not more than ten days prior to the posting of this Notice is Ella Mae Bush, who holds title pursuant to the termination of a tenancy by the entirety upon the death of her husband, Johnny Bush. The above-described real property will be sold subject to any and all superior mortgages, deeds of trust and liens, including, without limitation, the lien of unpaid taxes and assessments, easements, conditions, restrictions and matters of record, and including specifically any superior deeds of trust recorded in the Davidson County Registry. The above-described real property will be sold “AS IS, WHERE IS.“ Neither the Substitute Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust being foreclosed nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representatives of either the Substitute Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the real property being sold, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such conditions expressly are disclaimed. Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute Section 45-21.10 (b), any successful bidder may be required to deposit with the Substitute Trustee immediately upon conclusion of the sale a cash deposit in an amount not to exceed the greater of five percent (5%) of the amount bid or $750.00. Any successful bidder shall be required to tender the full balance purchase price so bid in cash or certified check at the time the Substitute Trustee tenders to him a deed for the property or attempts to tender such deed, and should said successful bidder fail to pay the full balance purchase price so bid at that time, he shall remain liable on his bid as provided for in North Carolina General Statutes Sections 4521.30 (d) and (e). The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required. Following expiration of the statutory upset period, all remaining amounts are IMMEDIATELY DUE AND OWING. Failure to remit funds in a timely manner will result in a Declaration of Default and any deposit will be frozen pending the outcome of any re-sale. SPECIAL NOTICE TO LEASING TENANTS: If you are a tenant residing in the property, be advised that an Order for Possession of the Property may be issued in favor of the purchaser. Also, if your lease began or was renewed on or after October 1, 2007, be advised that you may terminate the rental agreement upon ten (10) days written notice to the landlord. You may be liable for rent due under the agreement pro-rated to the effective date of termination. DATE OF SALE: February 19, 2010 HOUR OF SALE: 12:00 Noon PLACE OF SALE: Davidson County Courthouse This the 5th day of January, 2010.

Douglas B. Elliott Substitute Trustee 1040 Randolph Street, Suite 35 Ph: (336) 472-1222

Douglas B. Elliott Substitute Trustee 1040 Randolph Street, Suite 35 Thomasville, NC 27360 Ph: (336) 472-1222

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waiting for their insurance company to look it and stuff like that. We’re not seeing a lot of expensive damage. Most of it has been within the $2,000 range.” Ken Surmons of Surmons Collision Center at 505 Turner St. is playing the waiting game after receiving numerous calls for service since the storm. Surmons. too, already has repaired a half dozen wrecked vehicles from the snow and more are on the way. Surmons problem is no one has been able to get out to get their car to his shop. “Since the warm weather has come in, I expect to start getting some cars in here,” said Surmons. “We haven’t seen anything really major yet which is good because no one got hurt. It’s bad to think that when it snows people wreck, but that’s how it is.” From the onset of the storm through Monday morning, there were more than 100 calls for service reported throughout Davidson County.

Lounge opened its doors. “We had to fix everything from the ground up,” said Rickard. “With the money I got from selling the phone business I figured I could do something to help downtown Thomasville. There wasn’t really a nice, upper-class establishment for people of all ages to

Staff Writer Eliot Duke can be reached at 888-3578, or duke@tvilletimes.com.

PROGRESS From page 1 students, including implementing online classes, Lee said. And this school year, the county has decided to monitor W2 students on a monthly basis to be more responsive. “We’re very proud of the success we see in these initiatives at this time,” Mock said. Another improvement in student achievement manifests through End of Course tests. Overall, Davidson County High Schools increased from 72.3 percent proficiency in fall 2008 to 78.7 percent proficiency in fall 2009, or 86.3 percent, including retests. This fall was the first year that retests were factored in, and not all retests have been taken, Lee said, meaning this year’s proficiency percentage could rise further. Central Davidson High School increased proficiency by 20.5 percent, and South Davidson High School increased by 26.1 percent. “I told our high school principals we couldn’t be any more pleased,” Lee said. “And I think they’re proud of that.” In other news: • The calendar has been revised to accommodate for the snow days on Monday and Tuesday, with April 6 and 7 set as makeup days. The only other makeup day built into the school schedule is June 10. If more days are missed due to inclement weather, the Board might have to extend the school year. • Sloan Denny will step in as interim principal of Ledford Middle School on March 1, when the current principal, Evan Myers, retires. Denny is currently Ledford’s assistant principal. • The Board approved the use of a new substitute teacher feedback form to improve communication between teachers and their substitutes. • The Board approved the Cash Management Plan’s use of a credit card in case of emergency.

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“This is not some holein-the-wall bar where people go to get drunk or get into a fight,” Rickard said. “This is a nice, clean place where people can go hear local and national talent. So far business has been pretty good. It didn’t take long to get the word out. The weekends have been super. We are bringing in a lot of people from out of town.” A Super Bowl partty is being planned for this

Sunday as well. Rickard said the party will be catered with food and drinks and a charity raffle will be held to benefit an organization that rescues greyhounds. Rickard named the club after his greyhound, Vito. The Greyhound Lounge is open daily from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. For more information, call 472-7223.

Staff Writer Eliot Duke can be reached at 888-3578, or duke@tvilletimes.com.

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Lounge based on models of other night clubs he has seen over the years. He plans on bringing in nationally known DJs from Atlanta and other major cities, including this Friday night’s attraction, Paul Walker, a.k.a. DJ P-Dub. The club will feature dance, hip-hop and top-40 music, and also has a full bar. The club is private and memberships are required. A weekend dress code also is enforced.

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go out to and have a good time. That’s was my main goal. I got the building for virtually nothing and turned it into something. It’s a great place.” In addition to a night club, Rickard also brought jobs to the Chair City. The Greyhound Lounge employs 11 local people and Rickard tries to purchase as much inventory as he can from within the city. Rickard said he designed the Greyhound

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