ON APRIL SPRING EDITI
INSIDE TODAY: TODAY: HEALTHY TIMES SPRING EDITION
Cover Up N GOES SUN PROTECTIO CREEN BEYOND SUNS
‘Heel ’ and Pamper YOUR FEET
Summer Safety ENJOYING SELF WHILE PROTECT YOUR VITIES OUTDOOR ACTI
Business Columnist Marilyn Taylor continues her TaylorMade series on change in the workplace.
Hunger or Appetite DIFFERENCE KNOWING THE
Thursday, April 8, 2010
119th Year - No. 80 50 Cents
Sheriff’s race stirs controversy BY ELIOT DUKE Staff Writer
This year’s race for the Republican nomination for sheriff of Davidson County is shaping up like a good spy novel. Secret meetings, behind-thescene deals and exactly who said what and why are setting the stage for a very interesting final month leading up to the May 4 primary. Two meetings involving the three Republican candidates — incumbent David Grice, former sheriff Gerald Hege and Ter-
because ry Price Price re— are cently painting a came to picture of him with intimidaa proposition and tion. Acdiffering cording perspecto Grice, tives as to Grice Hege Price he met what went with his on away opponent a couple of weeks ago from the public eye. When Edgar Shuler an- at the request of Price to disnounced his decision to with- cuss the campaign. During this draw from the race and sup- meeting, Grice said that Price offered to withdraw from the port Price on Tuesday, Sheriff Grice said he wasn’t surprised race for the betterment of the
Republican party. “[Price] sent word through two or three different individuals that he wanted to talk about it, about him withdrawing because he said he wanted to do anything to stop Mr. Hege,” Grice said. “I called him back, he came in and we talked about him withdrawing as far as I can recollect.” Leading up to the meeting, Grice claims Neil Motsinger, one of Price’s advisors, contacted Register of Deeds David
See RACE, Page 3
Athletes work out on different ﬁeld for spring break
in High Point Wednesday from 4 until 6:30 p.m., the Staff Writer third time the crew had HIGH POINT — Eleven been out to help during days after the tornados their break. “Instead of just sitting ripped through High around the house, we got Point, there’s still lots of out and started working,” cleanup work Brewer said. to be done. says a And volun‘They’re doing “That lot about the teers are still kids, spending good, they’re coming out spring of the woodworking hard. their break out work. there workThey seem to D o n a l d ing.” Brewer, JV appreciate Brewer’s baseball coach team also what they’re at Wesleyan helped out in Christian doing.’ Blairwood EsAcademy, has tates in High — Donald urged his team to become Brewer Point, bringpart of that Title ing seven kids the first day workforce, and five the cleaning up second. trees and general debris “I just felt it would be a around local houses hit by the storm. Fourteen good idea for the kids to athletes joined a few par- help out the community,” Brewer said. ents, the coaching staff But parent Carel Miand Brewer’s wife, Jennifer to work at some hous- chalski, who also was
BY ERIN WILTGEN
es off of Bentbrook Drive
TIMES PHOTO/ERIN WILTGEN
Candidates square off during forum BY ELIOT DUKE Staff Writer
Two of the three Republican candidates for Davidson County sheriff traded barbs Tuesday morning at Piedmont Crossing as the race enters its final month. Incumbent David Grice and challenger Terry Price offered contrasting viewpoints as to what direction the sheriff ’s office is heading as the two fired back and forth on a variety of topics varying from the budget to a court case involving officer misconduct. Former sheriff Gerald Hege did not attend while Edgar Shuler did, an hour after he announced his decision to w i t h d r aw and support Price at the old Lexington courthouse. Grice said that during his term he has rearranged the sherif f ’s office, purchased new equipment, published new jail and sheriff ’s office manuals, established checks and balances, policies and procedures, lowered the crime rate and published statistics. “I was ready to retire and the opportunity came up to be sheriff in 2004,” Grice said. “I have returned honesty to the sheriff ’s department. I have 39 years of experience in all forms of law enforcement. We’ve had some curveballs thrown at us in my time as sheriff and I have successfully managed those situations. Times are changing and people are a lot more aggressive towards
Members of the Wesleyan Christian Academy JV baseball team Wednesday help See BREAK, Page 6 to remove downed trees in a tornado victim’s yard.
See FORUM, Page 3
Denton pair battle for District 80 BY ERIN WILTGEN Staff Writer In an election year that supposedly will favor Republicans, three of the four races representing Davidson County in the North Carolina state government will field only candidates from the right wing. For the North Carolina House of Representatives District 80, Dick Johnson will challenge incumbent Jerry Dockham — the only race other than Holliman’s N.C. House TIMES PHOTOS/ELIOT DUKE District 81 with a candidate besides Dockham (left) and challenger the incumbent.
N.C. District 80 Rep. Jerry Dick Johnson face off at the candidate’s forum Tuesday.
Piedmont Crossing to host County Commissioner’s Forum Friday at 10:30 a.m. “I live in Denton, the same town as my opponent, and there have been a lot of people there not happy with a couple of things,” Johnson said. “A lot of people talked about doing things and didn’t. My arm was twisted somewhat.” Although jumping into politics wasn’t exactly something Johnson had expected to do, the Denton re-
Few Showers 80/54
Full Forecast Page 2
Weather Focus Opinion Obituaries Sports Classiﬁeds TV Listings
Thomasville, North Carolina • Your Town. Your Times.
altor said that his concern for the constituents and his work experience have prepared him for the job. Johnson became a realtor four years ago after getting out ofcar sales, a trade he was born into since his grandfather founded the Chevrolet dealership in Denton that was closed in 1990. “I see the same things in politics in what I’ve done to keep my customers happy,” he said. “If they elect you to be there, they elect you to be their voice and voice their
See BATTLE, Page 12
2 3 5 6 7 10 12
2 – Thomasville Times – Thursday, April 8, 2010
What’s happening? Habitat For Humanity
Habitat For Humanity is seeking volunteers to help build decent and affordable homes in Thomasville. No construction experience is necessary. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. The work site is located at 508 Jarrett St. Work begins at 8 a.m. each Saturday and ends at noon. This Saturday’s work will include framing. For further information contact Linda Berrier at 4768570 or visit www.habitat.org.
Hotdog sale and bingo
The Pilot Fire Department, 4205 Old Hwy 29, will hold a hotdog sale at 5 p.m. and bingo at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 10. Cash prizes will be available for all winners. Bring this ad and receive a free quickie bingo game.
The Human Relations Commission will host a planning retreat on Saturday, April 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Our Lady of the Highways Catholic Church, 943 Ball Park Road, Thomasville. The public is invited to come and bring ideas of activities and events that would be good for the city.
Relay For Life
High Point’s 2010 Relay For Life will take place Saturday, May 22, 2010, at Southwest High School. Relay is a major annual fund raiser sponsored by the American Cancer Society in the fight to find a cure for cancer. This event will be a character builder for participants while having a lot of fun working with peers from throughout the area and
supporting a very worthwhile cause. In addition to the fundraising, there will be plenty of fun, food, ceremony, entertainment and fellowship. This is a family event. To enter a team, contact Rich at 336905-7954, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Daze vendor applications City Beautification, the sponsor of Spring Daze, is accepting vendor applications now until April 15. To get an application, download one at thomasvilletourism.com, pick one up at city hall or call Carol Brown at 886-5189. Vendor spots cost $20. Spring Daze will be held Saturday, May 1, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine. Admission is free.
Antique appraisals The Davidson County Department of Senior Services Senior Dynamics program has teamed up with Al Braye, Antique Appraisal expert, who will identify antiques, collectibles and art to determine their true value. The appraisal will take place at the Lexington Senior Center at 106 Alma Owens Drive on April 8 from 1 to 5 p.m. There is a $15 charge, which includes 15 minutes of appraisal time for up to five items per individual. Seniors must bring the actual item — no photographs. Appraisals are limited to the first 16 seniors age 55 and older who register. Appraisals are done by appointment only. To make an appointment, call at 242-2290. Fee is due upon registration. Registration deadline is April 5.
Quilting show Forsyth Piecers and Quilters Guild will present “Piecing Generations Together,” a quilt show being held on April 16-17. Featured will be quilts ranging from traditional to modern wall quilts. Also at this year’s quilt show will be a display of multi-generational quilts, those quilts made by one or more generations of quilters in a family. There will also be a boutique featuring many items for sale that have been made by quilt guild members. Tickets will be available for a raffle quilt “Strolling Through the Garden.” There will be a silent auction with a chance to bid on many items. Vendors
representing quilt shops in the surrounding area will be there and showgoers can browse and purchase fabrics, books and other quilting related supplies. The two day show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 16 and 17 at New Hope Presbyterian Church in Clemmons. Admission is $5. There is plenty of free parking available. New Hope Presbyterian Church is located at 2570 Harper Road, in Clemmons. For directions and more information call Patti Mansson at (336)-760-2017 or visit forsythquilters.org.
Silver Arts competition The Thomasville/ Davidson County/ Lexington Silver/Arts/ portion of Senior Games will be accepting applications for local performers and artists to participate in the 2010 Silver Arts. Silver Arts is a very significant part of the Senior Games program, providing a stage for the creative talents of individuals in four categories, Heritage Arts, Literary Arts, Visual Arts, and Performing Arts. All Davidson County residents 55 and older are invited to participate in this annual event. Encouragement and recognition of creative potential and accomplishment is the goal of the Silver Arts program. Interested seniors can pick up applications at either one of the two Senior Centers or Recreation Departments. Applications are due by April 9 by 5:00 p.m. For a complete listing of the Silver Arts Performing Arts categories and guidelines, see this issue of the Senior Living. For more information please contact Angela Kimsey at 242-2296 or Cameron Hartwell at 242-2294.
This Week in History April 4-10 April 4, 1978 Colonial Motor Inn, constructed in 1952, was the first motel built in Thomasville. John and Elsie Ellington first bought the motel in 1972 as an investment. Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Rapp owned and operated the business from its construction until 1956, when the sold it to the Sheraton Hotel, in High Point.
April 10, 1978 PITTSBURGH — Volkswagen begins production in the U.S. The first of Volkswagen’s U.S.-produced Rabbit models was scheduled to roll of the assembly line.
April 7, 1982 RUTHERFORD, NC — State Rep. Robert A “Bob” Jones, a leader in legislative reapportionment efforts, died when his single-engine airplane crashed in a clearing near the Rutherford County Airport. Jones was alone in the aircraft.
April 9, 1982 Thomasville received a dusting of snow flurries from 6 or 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
April 9, 1982 Benefit golf tournament Hospice of Davidson County will hold a benefit golf tournament at Lexington Golf Club on Saturday, April 10, 2010. Proceeds will benefit Davidson County patients facing terminal illness. For more information, contact Hospice of DC, 336-475-5444. Registration forms are also available on-line at www. hospiceofdavidson.org.
The Davidson County Commissioners voted to give $65,000 to a new public library in Lexington. The $65,000 matches funds already raised for a new library site and construction.
April 10, 1982 Duke University psychiatrist dates the Shroud of Turin to the time of Christ.
April 8, 2010
Thomasville Times Weather 7-Day Local Forecast
Weather Trivia Based on average yearly snowfall, what is the snowiest location in the U.S.?
Friday Few Showers 64/38
Saturday Sunny 68/39
Sunday Sunny 74/47
Monday Mostly Sunny 78/46
Almanac Last Week High Day 67 Tuesday Wednesday 78 83 Thursday 87 Friday 80 Saturday 82 Sunday 86 Monday
Low Normals Precip 48 65/41 0.00" 47 65/42 0.00" 49 66/42 0.00" 51 66/42 0.00" 56 66/42 0.00" 56 66/42 0.00" 55 67/43 0.00"
Sunrise 6:57 a.m. 6:55 a.m. 6:54 a.m. 6:53 a.m. 6:51 a.m. 6:50 a.m. 6:49 a.m.
Today we will see mostly cloudy skies with a 30% chance of showers, high temperature of 80º, humidity of 60% and an overnight low of 54º. The record high temperature for today is 90º set in 2001. The Average temperature . . . . . . .66.1º record low temperature is 26º set in 1990. Friday, Average normal temperature .53.9º skies will remain mostly cloudy with a 30% chance Departure from normal . . . .+12.2º of showers, high temperature of 64º, humidity of Data as reported from Greensboro 38% and an overnight low of 38º.
Moonrise 3:48 a.m. 4:16 a.m. 4:42 a.m. 5:08 a.m. 5:33 a.m. 6:00 a.m. 6:29 a.m. Full 4/28
Moonset 2:36 p.m. 3:33 p.m. 4:29 p.m. 5:26 p.m. 6:23 p.m. 7:23 p.m. 8:24 p.m.
UV Index 0-2: Low, 3-5: Moderate, 6-7: High, 8-10: Very High 11+: Extreme Exposure
Thursday Hi/Lo Wx
Friday Hi/Lo Wx
Saturday Hi/Lo Wx
Asheville Cape Hatteras Chapel Hill Charlotte Greenville Raleigh Wilmington Winston-Salem
66/41 72/60 82/56 78/51 85/57 83/58 78/58 79/53
58/33 68/52 66/37 64/36 69/42 68/40 68/42 63/38
66/37 61/54 67/38 69/41 69/44 67/41 67/44 67/41
t s mc t pc mc s sh
pc t t sh t t ra sh
Staff Writer Erin Wiltgen 888-3576 email@example.com
Webmaster Zach Kepley 888-3631
Editor Lisa M. Wall 888-3590 firstname.lastname@example.org
Advertising Director Lynn Wagner 888-3545 email@example.com
Circulation Director Daniel Pittman 888-3651 firstname.lastname@example.org
Advertising Manager Elizabeth Hyde 888-3567 email@example.com
Missed Delivery For missed papers, please call 888-3511 between 6 and 11 a.m. for delivery
Marketing Consultant Annissia Beal 888-3524/847-9832 firstname.lastname@example.org
Classified Advertising To place a classified or legal advertisement, please call 888-3555
Lake level is in feet. Lake Date Lake Level Thom-A-Lex March 29 3.5” above full pond R
All forecasts, data and graphics provided by Accessweather.com, Inc. © 2010. All rights reserved.
SUBSCRIBE TO THE TIMES 3 month $12 6 month $23 1 year $46 Name Address City, State, Zip Phone
Visit us on the Web at www.tvilletimes.com
s s s s s s s s
Weather (Wx): cl/cloudy; fl/flurries; pc/partly cloudy; ra/rain; rs/rain & snow; s/sunny; sh/showers; sn/snow; t/thunderstorms; w/windy
Publisher Michael B. Starn 888-3655 email@example.com
Staff Writer Eliot Duke 888-3578 firstname.lastname@example.org
0 - 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11+
Around the State Forecast
Sports Editor Zach Kepley 888-3631 email@example.com
Local UV Index
Precipitation . . . . . . . . . . . . .0.00" Normal precipitation . . . . . . .0.84" Departure from normal . . . . .-0.84"
Sunset 7:48 p.m. 7:49 p.m. 7:50 p.m. 7:51 p.m. 7:52 p.m. 7:52 p.m. 7:53 p.m. First 4/21
Wednesday Sunny 75/51
In-Depth Local Forecast
Sun/Moon Chart This Week Day Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday
Tuesday Mostly Sunny 78/48
Answer: Stampede Pass, Wash. with 440.3 inches per year.
Thursday Few Showers 80/54
Thursday, April 8, 2010 – Thomasville Times – 3
AREA NEWS FORUM
Snapshot in Time
From page 1 law enforcement.” Price countered by saying the sheriff ’s office is not doing enough towards thwarting crime and that it’s time for a change. Price, who was defeated by Grice in 2006, has more than 32 years of experience, dating back to when he started with the state highway patrol in 1973. Price has spent time working with law enforcement agencies in Georgia, Florida and Ohio. “I was not a part-time service at a small agency where I worked one day a week,” said Price “I worked 12 hours a day and had 300 people I supervised because I was captain over 10 counties. The sheriff ’s department has 240 contained within one county. The qualifications are certainly there. Each candidate has a history. The question is what has he or she done since they’ve been in office.” Price told the audience that the sheriff ’s department’s budget has increased by 26 percent since 2006, from $12 to $15.2 million, but Grice responded by saying much of that is due to officer salaries. Grice said Price’s interpretation of the
budget is due to “ignorance.” Price said the numbers speak for themselves. “Let’s talk numbers,” Price said. “You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see the difference. It was not an ignorant study. We had a CPA look at it.” Political watchdog Barney Hill asked both candidates about the Carlos Castro case from 2006 where two officers were charged with killing the inmate. Grice said he handled the matter immediately by contacting the State Bureau of Investigation and that he did everything he could to resolve the situation. Price claimed Grice put officers who were not properly trained into a situation they were not prepared to handle. Price also said he would like to see the department do more in terms of curtailing drugs entering the county. Grice responded with a detailed list of drug seizures deputies have made while he has been sheriff. When it came to promoting officers, Price said his opponent relies on the “good ole boy” system while Grice said a “career ladder is in place” and that the sheriff has the right to choose the people he wants. All three candidates will be on the May 4 ballot with the winner facing Democrat Tommy Evans in November.
MAN’S BEST FRIEND
Pollen reaches record high levels
This photo from the Times’ file cabinet reinforces the saying that a picture is worth a TIMES STAFF REPORT thousand words, as a young boy hugs his dog while local firefighters inspect a home after a fire. It also reflects that the most important things saved during a tragedy at RALEIGH – Pollen levels in North Carolina this home are the lives of those inside. week have reached some
RACE From page 1
Rickard to pass word to the sheriff that Price would back out if he could get hired as a deputy, a request that was denied. “Mostinger called Rickard and said talk to David [Grice] for us and tell him that if Price can get a chief deputy job he’ll back out,” said Grice. “Rickard told Motsinger I would say hell no. The answer was no. I told him I didn’t have anything and that he didn’t bring anything to the table for the Sheriff ’s office.” Price confirms a meeting took place between the two, but that he never asked for a job. Price said the meeting was “gentlemanly” and that its purpose focused mainly on defeating Hege, the former sheriff who was removed from office in 2004 after being charged with a laundry list of felonies involving corruption within the department. “There was never any kind of coalition or anything like that and there wasn’t anything about anyone wanting a job,” Price said. “I do want a job but it’s not the job [Grice] is thinking. I want his job. I want the sheriff ’s job.” This is not the only meeting Price has had involving other candidates. Last June, Price met with Hege at Confluence Coffee House on N.C. Highway 150 In Forsyth County to discuss the upcoming election. According to Price, Hege contacted Davidson County Clerk of Court Brian Shipwash to set up the meeting. Price said he declined at first but Hege asked again a couple of weeks later and he accepted. Price said he decided to meet in Forsyth County because it was closer to his home and that “I’m not driving anywhere to meet him If Gerald was going to meet
Your Town. Your Times. Subscribe today! 888-3511
me he had to come to my turf.” Shipwash introduced the two and called the meeting a “feeling out process,” but Price claims Hege was there to intimidate him. Price said Hege told him he would be running for sheriff in 2010 and asked him if he was planning on do so too. Price said he told Hege that his past would come up, but the former sheriff responded by saying “I can handle the news media. I’ve always worked them and I can work them now.” When Price insisted he would run for sheriff, Hege left the meeting. “I was man enough to tell him to his face that I was running,” Price said. “[Hege] floated a rumor that he sent Brian and I running out of the building like we were scared to death. That didn’t happen. I can assure you of that. He was wanting to bully me and intimidate me just like he has always tried with everybody.” Shipwash confirmed the meeting, saying that Hege reached out to him in order to meet Price. Shipwash said that after
he introduced the two, he left the room and returned as they were ending their conversation. “I wasn’t the person who requested the meeting,” said Shipwash. “Hege contacted me first and asked if I would contact Price to see if he was interested in meeting. A meeting did occur between the two individuals. I am not aware of the content of the meeting as I was not present in the room when it occurred. It is important for me to remain neutral in this sheriff ’s race.” When reached for comment Wednesday evening, Hege declined to say anything. “I don’t have anything to say,” Hege said. “I have no comment.”
of their highest concentrations since air quality agencies started measuring pollen in the late 1990s. The pollen count in Raleigh reached 3,524 grains per cubic meter on Wednesday and 3,099 grains per cubic meter on Tuesday at the Division of Air Quality’s central office, the highest levels since at least 2003. The count was even higher in Winston-Salem, reaching 9,632 grains per cubic meter Tuesday at the Forsyth County Environmental Affairs Department. People who are bothered by allergies may want to limit their time outdoors until pollen levels subside, particularly during early morning hours and when it is windy outside. Keeping doors and windows shut
with air conditioners running will help reduce pollen levels indoors. Pollen levels typically reach their peak in central North Carolina during late March and early April when trees such as oaks and pines are flowering. In most years, the highest daily pollen levels generally fall between 1,000 and 1,500 grains per cubic meter, with the peak levels usually occurring within a one or two-week span. The highest previous pollen count in Raleigh was 2,925 on March 27, 2007. The high pollen levels are probably due to several factors. The weather turned suddenly warm
last week after a cold winter and cool early spring, with little rainfall since March 29. In addition to the dry weather, winds have been blowing the pollen around. The cold winter also could have delayed some trees that normally flower earlier in the spring, so that more different tree species are flowering at the same time. “Weather forecasters are calling for rain later this week, so that should knock the pollen levels down to more normal levels,” said Keith Overcash, director for the Division of Air Quality. “Hopefully the worst of the pollen will be over by then.”
709 Randolph Street Thomasville, N.C. 27360
Are You Rapture Ready?
GIA Graduate Gemologist on Staff
www.avisdiamonds.com Open Monday - Saturday
“Then Peter said unto them, repent and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” Acts 2:38 Stephen S. Hsieh, MD Cynthia A. Miller, ANP-C
Darcy Johnson-Leonard, ANP-C Andrea Johnson, PA-C
Introducing Darcy Johnson-Leonard, NP-C High Rock Internal Medicine would like to welcome Darcy Johnson-Leonard to our staff. Darcy is Board Certiﬁed as a Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from East Carolina University. While attending the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, to receive her Master of Science in Nursing, she worked as a Registered Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at Forsyth Medical Center.
104 West Medical Park Drive Lexington, NC 27292
(336) 224-0931 Walk-In’s & Appointments Welcome
Friendly, Professional and Caring
4 â€“ Thomasville Times â€“ Thursday, April 8, 2010
How the census helps you
KELLY CRAVER Guest Columnist
It is 2010! Wow, how fast time flies! A little over 10 years ago I was changing jobs, getting married and moving into a very old house. The world was awash in Y2K impending doom and we were discussing that all the computers were going to crash and the world was coming to an end. The 2000 census was going on and the country was gathering information about our population. And for 10 years that information was used for many governmental purposes. Most importantly, that information was used to decide how state and federal dollars were being allocated to local governments. Population is a key component in calculating dollars for local roads as well as sales tax dollars to support local governments. Under reporting population short changes cities in the allocation of those funds. What can we do about it? It is simple, fill out the 2010 Census form, mail it in, and participate in the process. I met with a representative working with the 2010 Census group and he gave me two maps of areas of Thomasville that historically are under reported. The two maps comprised the whole of the core of the city. The maps showed the entire area north of the tracks, south of Business 85 and as far west as Pilot School and as far east as Albertson Road. This is about 30 percent of the area of our town and the most densely populated. The representative from the Census estimated that for each person that is not counted the city loses about $1,500 in revenues each year.
City Staff is working diligently to prepare the next two years budgets for the City. We operate on a two-year budget cycle. We prepare and city council adopts a first year budget and a proposed second year budget. The second year
budget is formally approved in June at the end of the first budget year just prior to the second year. We find that a two year budget is helpful in planning our city finances but still allows for flexibility during changing economic times. Speaking of changing economic times, the city is experiencing sustained lower sales tax revenues as well as sustained lower water and sewer revenues. Staff is challenged to provide sustained levels of service to citizens with lower revenue. The draft budget is scheduled to go to City Council for their review on April 19. Staff â€™s formal presentation of the proposed 201011 budget is scheduled for April 26. Council will begin deliberating the budget in May.
Sewer Engineers have identified five sewer system projects that are of immediate concern for the city. Design plans for the first project have been completed and submitted to the state regulators for approval. City Council has appropriated funds for the first project to completely replace the sewer line that failed last August. The estimated cost of that project is $536,000. Those funds have come from the Water and Sewer reserve fund. This is a savings account that City Council directs funds to each budget year to be spent on water and sewer improvements. We are actively seeking federal and state funding for the remaining $2 million worth of repairs that need to be made now. Congressman Mel Watt and Congressman Cobleâ€™s offices are working hard to help us get that funding.
475-5584 or widenerr@ ci.thomasville.nc.us with your concerns. District 2 is East of Salem Street and all north of East Main Street. Please contact Lt. Rowe at 485-5526 or rowed@ ci.thomasville.nc.us with your concerns. District 3 is South of Main street and East of Salem street and everything South of I-85. Please contact Lt. Jolly at 475-5525 or firstname.lastname@example.org. nc.usâ€?jollyj@ ci.thomasville.nc.us with your concerns. Maps of these districts are available on the city web page at www. ci.thomasville.nc.us.
Upcoming Events The â€œSpring Dazeâ€? downtown event is coming up on May 1. On that same day we have two other events as well. In the downtown parking lot there will be a â€œChainsaw Carving Contest.â€? Champion chainsaw carvers from six states will be here demonstrating their skills. Carved statues will be available for auction that afternoon. For more information on that event contact the Thomasville Tourism office at 472-4422. Also the â€œSpring Kick Off at Winding Creek Golf Courseâ€? happens on May 1. Free golf lessons and free test drives of new golf equipment will be available. Kelly Craver is City Manager for the City of Thomasville.
Thomasville High School recently announced its honor roll students for the third sixweek period. Third six weeks A Honor Roll students were: Ninth Grade: Wendy Alvarado, Hugo Hernandez Pavon, Brandon Hughes, Luis Lopez Rosas, Teliah Pendergrass, James Taylor, Letia White and Sydney Wingate. Tenth Grade: Sergio Almonte, Nakia Carson, Jashawnna Gladney, Adrianna Jones, Jasmine Kennedy, Anthony Parker, Kiandra Peguese, Kirby Rowe, Collin Savage, Dâ€™Andra Troy, Wendy Vazquez and Yesika Zelaya. Twelfth Grade: Yanepsi Alvarado, Ashley Bayse, William Cook, Mario Escamilla, Cindy Flores, Eric Green, Erika Hernandez, Brittany Holland, Kimberly Hunter, Alexander Martin, Pamela Threadgill and Yolanda Vazquez Silva. Students making the A/B Honor Roll during the third six-week period were: Ninth grade: Sekari Allen, Kristopher Andrews, Ke Hania Baxter, Zieaira Baxter, Vania Burgos, Tyree Colson, Karen Danh, Adaizhna Dow, Brittany Edwards, Beatriz Esparza Leo, Willie Gause, Daniel Gonzalez, Kiana Harris, Shantia Harris, Laperial Henderson, Sayvonne Hinson, Jeffrey Kirkland Jr., Makayla Leak, Adon-
includes: 2 eggs, bacon, grits, gravy or hashbrowns
0ASTA s 3EAFOOD s 3TEAKS s #OUNTRY #OOKING
$INNER "UFFET -ON 4HURS #HILDREN $199 -ON 7ED FREE COFFEE OR TEA FOR SENIORS ALL DAY EVERYDAY w/purchase
2 .ORTH -AIN 3T !RCHDALE .# s Archdale Commons Across from J Butlers
Clean Out The Old Jewelry Box And Convert Broken Or Out Of Style Jewelry to $DOLLARS$
PAYING TOP PRICE FOR GOLD, SILVER AND PLATINUM We Will Beat Any Legitimate Quote Thank You For Your Business And Your Trust
Breakfa st Buffet Sat. & Sun.
J Michael Fine Jewelry
METALS MARKET AT A 35 YEAR HIGH
Breakfast Special M-F Only $2.99
"REAKFAST s ,UNCH s $INNER $AILY .IGHTLY 3PECIALS
James Sloane, Alejandra Solis, Priscilla Sweitzer, Alba Torres and Walker Williams. Eleventh grade: Ronta Burgess, Wendy Chavez Rodriguez, Gleb Chupakhin, Kristen Culler, Sofia Dominguez, Devon Gailey, Tyri Harris, Lawson Hodges, Mary Jasperse, Magdalena Jimenez, Blythe Leonard, Demetrius Martin, Donavon Merchant, Samuel Nelson, Maribel Rodriguez, James Sloane, Alejandra Solis, Priscilla Sweitzer, Alba Torres and Walker Williams. Twelfth grade: Joseph Baranowski, Teondra Billie, Jatica Brown, Ragan Burke, Asia Davenport, Lisa Davis, Danielle Fivecoat, Jacob Fleming, Lianna Gonzalez, Robert Gray II, Mark Green, Sharlese Hall, Nicholas Henry, Kesley Hester, Malcom Ivery, James Kearns, Latressa Kennedy, Quadarian Luckey, Dominique McLendon, William Morrison, Deanna Parker, Demetria Parnell, Wallace Roberts, Kevin Rosenberger, Brandon Royall, Emily Styers, Shaquanna Thomas, Katherine Torrez-Zepeda, Nijah Toshumba, Raul Valdez, Stacy Wilder and Erika Zelaya.
Mon. - Fri. 6am-9pm Saturday 7am-9pm Sunday 7am-3pm
d Seafoo r e n in D & e ff Bu t at. Fri. & S h ig N t
nis Leonard, William Mclean, Luis Monreal Valdez, Jason Morse, Angela Parker, Ashley Quintana, Karen Solis, Robert Styers, Damion Swittenberg, Marlon Tuttle Jr., Moises Valdez-Valdez, Mariah Wicker and Lucas William. Tenth grade: Brittany Bedford, Cedrick Bigirande, Capri Billie, Jeremy Buxton, Kimberly Cassidy, Dantrell Clark, Tyler Dilldine, Kyle Duncan, Summer Edelen, Joanna Fruto, Micah Funderburk, Stephanie Gomez, Jordan Hagens, Michlyn Hammond, Cierra Hart, Johana Hernandez, Attalah Higgs, Destiny Jackson, Tralyce Johnson, Lindsey Jones, Ebonie Kersey, Alexis Lambert, Chelsea Mason, Larry Newsome Jr., Brandon Parsons, Ashly Purvis, Elizabeth Solis Montes, Angela Solis, Shameek Spence and Itzel Zavala. Eleventh Grade: Ronta Burgess, Wendy Chavez Rodriguez, Gleb Chupakhin, Kristen Culler, Sofia Dominguez, Devon Gailey, Tyri Harris, Lawson Hodges, Mary Jasperse, Magdalena Jimenez, Blythe Leonard, Demetrius Martin, Donavon Merchant, Samuel Nelson, Maribel Rodriguez,
10463 N. Main St. Archdale 861-5806 Fax 861-2281
Police Chief Insley has been very innovative in the reorganization of the Police Department. One of the things that I am most excited about is the redistricting of the Police Zones within the city. This rezoning into three primary districts streamlines the operation. Now the public has a single contact for each district and a direct line of communication to the Lieutenant in Charge of that district. District 1 is West of Salem Street and south of Business 85 and north of I 85. Please contact Lt. Widener at
TIMES STAFF REPORT
THS announces honor roll students
WE BUY GOLD
Hot Veggie, Salad & Dessert Bar All Day, Every Day
SERVICE WHILE YOU WAIT
Cakes, Pies, Doughnuts, Cookies Hersheyâ€™s Ice Cream Diabetic Items
Pollen, bugs & rain contain acid & minerals that can damage your vehicles ďŹ nish
ELEPHANT EARS 75Â˘
D`jkpĂˆj Cakes & Bakery 108 Randolph St., Suite 2 (behind LoďŹ‚inâ€™s)
SAMâ€™S POLLEN BUSTER SPECIAL
We Accept Food Stamps
Exterior Wash only
Price includes 48 hr clean car guarantee! Upgrade to Samâ€™s Full Service Wash for a special low price. Donâ€™t delay wash that car today, we correct the birds mistakes!
Havoline Full Service Oil Change
If youâ€™re reading this, advertising works!
WITH THIS COUPON s REG
Includes FREE Car Wash
PLUS 15-Point Service Check-Up: s ,UBE #HASSIS s #HECK !IR &ILTER s #HECK 7IPER "LADES s #HECK AND &ILL 2ADIATOR &LUID s #HECK $IFFERENTIAL &LUID
s #HANGE %NGINE /IL UP TO QTS s )NSTALL .%7 0UROLATOR /IL &ILTER s #HECK AND &ILL "ATTERY &LUID s #HECK 4RANSMISSION &LUID s &ILL 7INDSHIELD 7ASHER 2ESERVOIR
s #HECK ,IGHTS s #HECK "RAKE &LUID s #HECK #ONDITION OF "ELTS s #HECK AND &ILL 0OWER 3TEERING &LUID s )NmATE 4IRES TO 0ROPER 0RESSURE %XPIRES
OFFICIAL NC INSPECTION STATION #44087
Call 472-9500 to make it work for you!
& Car Wash
300 North Main Street, Lexington, NC 27292 Short Drive, BIG Savings!!!
DIRECTIONS: Business 85 South into Lexington. Stay straight onto Main Street â€“ ahead on right.
Car Wash (336)248-6586 Xpress Lube (336)248-4452
Thursday, April 8, 2010 – Thomasville Times – 5
Thomasville Times MICHAEL B. STARN Publisher email@example.com • LYNN WAGNER Advertising Director firstname.lastname@example.org
LISA M. WALL Editor email@example.com • ZACH KEPLEY Sports Editor firstname.lastname@example.org
One hundred in change BY KEITH BOST Special to the Times I was going to the doors and asking for donations to help fight the Forced annexation by the city of Lexington in one of the less affluent and older areas called the Cow Palace neighborhood. The houses are small; most of them could fit inside the average garage of today’s homes. I have gotten to know the people there; the elderly, the unemployed, the cancer and heart patients One door I knocked on was opened by an older gentleman with obvious walking difficulties. He invited me in and offered me a drink. I noticed the total lack of furniture; one small table and one old sofa and an older television which sat on the floor. His small home was neat and clean, though so sparsely furnished (to the point of not having what most of us consider “essential” items) that I almost instantly decided not to ask for a donation. He had many questions about the annexation and many complaints against the city’s unfair and tyrannical methods. He had lived in the same house for forty years (a house he built himself) and his wife had died years ago. He was living on Social Security and was partially disabled. I noticed a breathing machine in one bare corner. I told him about our struggle to bring a democratic, fair and civil solution to the annexation, then explained our local fight against the city and how North Carolina cities have blatantly misused the existing annexation laws to force their will on us, their unwilling victims. He asked me about our money situation, knowing that we are having to pay our attorney with our own money while the city of Lexington (like all cities) uses taxpayer funds to pay for theirs. He was so poor, almost pitiful, that I hesitated to bring up the reason for my visits. I admitted, reluctantly, that we needed donations for our attorney. When I did, he rose slowly and went into his one bed room and came back with a glass jar. I stood in his one-chair room and wondered if he was giving me another five dollar donation that I had become accustomed to. I watched as this elderly man counted out not five but one hundred dollars in twenties, tens, and several five dollar bills. The last thirty dollars was all in ones and ten dollars in change! There was nothing left inside the jar, not one dime. When I asked him what he had been saving the money for, he shrugged, saying simply that he didn’t expect to be going to the doctor many more times anyway ... I tried to refuse the money, knowing that – to him – this was the equivalent of my family giving thousands, but he insisted. “I may not be able to do much” he said, “but I want to help a little.” He looked at me with
such determination that I was embarrassed for thinking this man ever appeared pitiful. This fine man wants to be anonymous, but if no one believes me I will be more than happy to take you to visit him. I asked his neighbors and was told he has no family, so he would appreciate a visit. He lives off of Rolling Heights. He has more character and courage than the many wealthy who have given little or nothing. This man reminds me of Tommy Cox and Billy Yarborough, both of whom who have died since the beginning of this annexation fight. It bothers me that they died never knowing if we won or lost. It bothers me that some give so much from their poverty while others give nothing from their wealth. It bothers me even more that some of our own neighbors facilitate this annexation in hopes of personal financial gain at the expense of such good, fine people. It bothers me that anyone would even consider voting for Hugh Holliman when he knows these stories (because I have sent him countless examples of similar situations) and he does absolutely nothing to help us. It bothers me that so few are bothered at all by it all. It is heartbreaking to have to ask people who live so close to bare survival for a donation. Unemployed people on every street. Shut-ins, elderly, widows. Cancer patients, people with loved ones on dialysis machines (see my video at www.lexingtonnc.us). I sometimes get upset at the people in the poor neighborhoods for not helping with the financial situation more, then become humbled when I see how they live. They invite me into their homes and I have a hard time getting away and it takes so much time, but I try to visit with them. They know the city will double their taxes; many of them will lose their homes after we are annexed. They all are worried and have a lot of questions; some of the elderly are lonely and just want company. Heartbreaking, yes, but these people have worked hard for their entire lives and many are veterans of foreign wars and they have a deep and profound understanding of liberty and private property rights and the fundamental values which have shaped this Nation. If they give five dollars they are buying dignity. If they give ten they are taking part in the fight. If they give twenty they are doing as much as they can and it is worth it to them to know that at least they are fighting back. If someone counts out one hundred dollars in change – money he had been saving for a doctor visit – he is fighting back with all he has. I hope we all ask ourselves one question – are we fighting back? Keith Bost Lexington
No fat kids! VIEWPOINT
DAVID HARSANYI Syndicated Columnist No offense, but the next time I hear Michelle Obama lecture me about feeding kids locally farmed kumquats, I’ll be forced to pile my family into an SUV and hit the Burger King drive-through just to snap my psyche back into proper equilibrium. As hard as I try, there is no evading the first lady’s maternal gaze — or her magic organic vegetable garden — these past few weeks as she zigzags the media landscape talking about her anti-childhood-obesity campaign, Let’s Move. Who better to offer guidance on lifestyle choices than politicians and their charming spouses? Washington is, after all, pooling $1 trillion to pay for the nation’s health care needs. Isn’t it only fair that someone started harassing kids who are too stout to pull their weight? And if Washington can’t dictate calorie counts in school vending machines or tax soda pop or force elementary schools in Topeka to stock their cupboards with USDA-approved nutritional fare, then, really, why do
we have a federal government in the first place? As we speak, legislation is wiggling through Congress that would ban candy and sugary beverages in schools — bake sales, a la carte lunches, Halloween goodies, birthday cupcakes — and stipulate that suitable chow be offered. It’s legislation that can’t be stopped. It’s for the children. Michelle Obama — no doubt driven by the best of intentions — went on to take food manufacturers to task, asking them to “rethink the products” they produce, because business, apparently, should be a clearinghouse for ethically sound groceries rather than a place that manufactures frozen pizza. The first lady says there is a lack of “accessibility and affordability,” as so many Americans reside in “nutritional wastelands” found in urban and rural areas (the latter, one gathers, filled with farms), with no access to supermarkets. “Some 23.5 million Americans — including 6.5 million children — currently live in food deserts,” claims the Let’s Move site. This fantasy quickly evaporates when one learns that the average American spends a mere 7 percent of his or her annual income on food (the lowest percentage in the world). That average person has an amazingly rich and diverse array of nutritious foods from which to choose. In addition, it turns out that there are very few “food deserts” in states that have the highest levels of obesity in the nation. This week, I sat down in
an editorial board meeting with Kevin Concannon — USDA undersecretary for food, nutrition and consumer services — a friendly and well-spoken authoritarian who effortlessly dismissed the idea of local parental and school control over kids. The problem is just too big, he explained. Concannon did, however, speak enthusiastically about one day banning commercials that the administration finds are simply inappropriate for kids to be watching, such as cereal ads. Too But he can’t do it alone. In a recent meeting with Cabinet members and congressional leaders, Michelle Obama said, “It’s going to require us working together — not just the administration but Congress, governors, mayors, parents, teachers.” You see, it’s not just the administration that has a responsibility to tend to your children’s nutrition. Parents also are going to have to play a role — after, you know, Congress, governors and mayors. It seems, in fact, that in the fight against obesity, we pin the blame on every bugaboo available except the one that deserves the responsibility. Who knows, maybe it’s parents — not the Fruit Loops toucan or vending machines or corporate greed or even a lack of laws — who hook kids on insalubrious foods. David Harsanyi is a columnist at The Denver Post and the author of “Nanny State.” Visit his Web site at www. DavidHarsanyi.com. To find out more about David Harsanyi, visit www.creators.com.
Letter to the Editor To the Editor What is wrong with Thomasville? Is Thomasville City unfit to live in? Evidently Councilmen Grimes and Yemm both believe that no one hired in top positions would want to live in Thomasville. If that is true guess who controls what Thomasville has to offer or what Thomasville can offer. It’s the same employees in those top positions. If the top employees of Thomasville are required to live here maybe we can become a city where people and businesses will want to reside. If they lived here, their opinions of Thomasville as a place to live/work would impact decisions they make for residences and businesses. Not only do their decisions affect our citizens, their incomes are from taxes we pay. Over time these workers are taking MILLIONS OF DOLLARS away from Thomasville’s citizens who work hard
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR All letters should include name, address and daytime phone number. Anonymous letters will not be printed. Letters should be no more than 400 words, unless otherwise approved by editor. Limited to one letter every 30 days. All letters are subject to editing.
every day and pay taxes for services. Employees that live outside of Thomasville are taking your money and giving it to other cities; they do not pay taxes here but in the cities where they live. In my opinion any employee who makes over $25,000 gross income a year should be required to live in the city of Thomasville. It’s called reinvesting! When would you invest money and not expect something in return? Never! So why would you invest in Thomasville via taxes and fees and not expect those who are in-charge to return some of your investment back into the economy of Thomasville? Please call your council members and tell them to require employees to live in Thomasville and help Thomasville through reinvestment. I applaud Councilpersons Bratton and Jackson for understanding this issue. Terry Hill Thomasville
EMAIL: Editor@tvilletimes.com FAX: 888-3632 MAIL: Letters to the Editor Thomasville Times 210 Church Ave. High Point, N.C. 27262
EDITORIALS All unsigned editorials are the consensus of Editor Lisa Wall and Sports Editor Zach Kepley
6 – Thomasville Times – Thursday, April 8, 2010
FROM PAGE 1 BREAK From page 1 on-site clearing brush Wednesday, said the effort to mobilize the students stems from an inner motivation shared by both Brewers. “I think it’s just the kind of people they are,” Michalski said. “They care about the community.” Although Wednesday marked one of the team’s normal practice days, Brewer still decided to bring the boys out to help. He said the service teaches an important lesson. “It teaches them responsibility and just to not get rewarded back or anything, just to kind of help out,” he said. “They’re doing good, they’re working hard. They seem to appreciate what they’re doing.” The experience also shows the kids firsthand what devastation the storm brought. Some Wesleyan teachers and students had homes destroyed by the tornados, so the athletes had heard about the destruction, but Brewer says it’s one thing to hear and another to see. “You kind of have more respect for what people are going through,” he said. “A lot of them were surprised once they got there and saw how much damage, how much work there was to be done.” Despite the daunting workload, the boys seemed to be enjoying themselves. “They are having a ball,” Michalski said. “They’re a good group of kids, and they’re happy to help. I think it’s shown them life lessons off the field — the camaraderie
of being around their friends and helping people.” The athletes said that the message of service certainly had sunk in. Though they liked that Brewer promised them fewer sprints because of their help, the genuine desire to give showed in the boys’ diligence with heavy lifting and polite interactions with homeowners Dot and Ray Whittington — especially since Ray is deaf. “It’s important because these people can’t do it themselves,” said Woody Cornwell, an athlete on the team. The Whittingtons themselves say they are blown away by the amount of assistance they have received, not only from the baseball team but from Home Depot, the United Methodist Church, the Baptist Men and the High Point Police Department. “It’s just mind-boggling, really,” Dot said. “We never expected so much help.” Though the Whittingtons’ house remained mostly untouched — with only a little damage from a tree that crashed into a house corner — the tornado had wreaked havoc on the yard. Coaches and parents sawed the large trees into smaller pieces while the baseball players heaved them away into a pile for the city to pick up. “We are very lucky and very blessed that we’re still here and our house is still here,” Dot said. “It’s just been very heartwarming, what people will do. It shows what people are made of.” Staff Writer Erin Wiltgen can be reached at 8883576 or at email@example.com.
POLICE REPORTS March 4
• Christopher Michael Shepherd (BM, 38) arrested on charge of financial identity theft at 383 Tussy Road in Lexington. • Donald Ray Moses (WM, 35) arrested on charge of obtaining property by false pretenses at 510 Decker Road. • Melody Ann Irwin (WF, 30) arrested on charge of disorderly conduct at 1485 Liberty Drive. • Joseph Eugene Hancock (WM, 23) arrested on charge of probation violation at 1311 Blair St. • Michael Jeffrey Irwin (WM, 28) arrested on charge of larceny at 1589 Liberty Drive. • Lonnie Dwayne Long (WM, 36) arrested on charge of larceny at 1589 Liberty Drive.
• Orederrius Kinte Huntley (BM, 31) arrested on charge of failure to appear at 301 James Ave. • Tarrian Marchello Allen (BM, 28) arrested on charge of failure to support at Trinity Street. • Brandon Michael Alexander (WM, 27) arrested on charge of failure to appear at 231 Arthur Drive. • Ricardo Noyola Guzman (WM, 24) arrested on charge of coontributing to the deliquency of a minor at 406 Unity St. • Jose Angel GarciaHerrera (WM, 22) arrested on charge of contributing to the deliquency of a minor at 3221 Zuider Zee Drive in Winston-Salem. • Christopher Darin Routh (WM, 37) arrested on charge of injury to personal property at 473
Spring Grove Lane. • Julie Brummett (WF, 28) arrested on charge of possessing stolen goods at 484 Old Raleigh Road. • Christhel Velasco (WF, 16) arrested on charge of larecny 1585 Liberty Drive. • Rodney Clay Brann (WM, 39) arrested on charge of failure to pay monies at 1399 National Highway. • Timothy Allen Hamrick (WM, 38) arrested on charge of possessing a controlled substance at 195 Panther Lane.
March 6 • James Reggie Towler (WM, 19) arrested on charge of possessing a controlled at 201 North Road. • Anthony Shane Wood (WM, 23) arrested on charge of first degree trespass at 50 W. Holly Hill Road.
OBITUARIES Index Thomasville Rev. John D. Bratton Charles G. Hilton, 85 Jerry P. Lambeth, 66 Pat Lambeth, 64 Lexington Alice L. Belton, 97 Johnny W. Martin, 59 Ruby W. Zelnak, 90 Other areas Etta J. Hill, 88
Alice L. Belton LEXINGTON — Alice Louise Belton, age 97, of Salisbury, formerly of Lexington, died Tuesday, April 6, 2010. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Lexington City Cemetery. Arrangements by Davidson Funeral Home Lexington.
Rev. John D. Bratton The Rev. John Dee Bratton passed away peacefully at High Point Regional Hospital surrounded by family on Tuesday, April 6, 2010. Rev. Bratton was born in Thomasville to the late Waymon and Lucille Bratton. At an early age, he joined First Missionary Baptist Church, where he was very active. He graduated from Church Street High School. Rev. Bratton attended Fayetteville State University for two and one-half years and received his B.A. degree in theology from Shaw University. Rev. Bratton served in the U.S. Army and received an honorable discharge. Part of his time in the army was spent in Germany. After leaving the army, he spent many years in New York employed by the Mobil Oil Company. While in New York, he attended and became a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. There, he was ordained and became the associate pastor. The late Rev. Sam R. Johnson, a Salisbury native, was his pastor and mentor. Rev. Bratton has served as pastor of the following churches: Liberty Grove Baptist Church, Trinity; Mount Zion Baptist Church, Drexel; Covington MissionaryBaptist Church, Troy; and Clark’s Grove Baptist Church, Mount Gilead. After retiring from his pulpit, he returned to First Missionary Baptist Church to work with the late Dr. W. E. Banks. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Mrs. Kathryn B. Small and a brother, James Bratton. Survivors include his wife, Velma
IS YOUR BROKER LEAVING TOWN? If so, maybe now is a good time to look at Edward Jones. At Edward Jones, you get personal, conﬁdential, one-on-one service from one ﬁnancial advisor who can help you with all your ﬁnancial needs. Transferring your account is easy. Call today to learn more.
Kevin H White
Adams Bratton; daughter, Tosha Bratton Rooks (Tracey); grand-daughter, Taylor Madison Rooks; Siblings Mrs. Johnnye M. Bratton Hill Aubrey and Frank Bratton (Annie Willie); Sister-in-law, Mrs. Betty Bratton. He also leaves to cherish his memories several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral service will be held at First Missionary Baptist Church, 103 Church St., on Saturday at 1 p.m. Family visitation will be one-half hour before the service. S.E. Thomas Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. ***
Etta J. Hill DENTON — Mrs. Etta Johnson Hill, age 88, of Denton, died Monday, April 5. at Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington. Born Sept. 18, 1921, in Chatham County to Allen Bingham Johnson and Ola Estelle Brown Johnson, she was a former owner of the Park-In Grill and made pies for Denton area restaurants. She was a foster parent for over 20 children. Service for Mrs. Hill will be held at 4 p.m. today at Lineberry United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3:30 p.m. today at the church prior to the service. Memorials may be sent to Lineberry United Methodist Church, c/o Linda Pearce, 2222 Piedmont School Road, in Denton.
Charles G. Hilton Mr. Charles Grady Hilton, 85, formerly of Wright Road, Lexington, died on April 7, 2010, at Triad Care and Rehabilitation in High Point. Born on May 2, 1924, in Guilford County to Emaskie Marvin Hilton and Leslie Morgan Hilton, he was a World War II Veteran serving in the U.S. Army in France, England, Belgium, Holland and Germany. The family will receive friends on Friday prior to the funeral service from noon until 2 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at Thomasville Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor David Bowman officiating. Burial will follow at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, in High Point, or to Liberty Baptist Church, 225 Liberty Ave. Audio and written condolences may be made through www.thomasvillefh.com.
held at 2 p.m. Friday in Davidson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clyde Akers officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to Carolina Cancer Services, 25 W. 6th Ave., in Lexington. Online condolences may be made at www.davidsonfuneralhome.net.
Ruby W. Zelnak
LEXINGTON — Ruby Wilson Zelnak, 90, of Idlewild Drive, died Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at Abbotts Creek Care and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, where she was a member, with Father Al Gondek officiating. Burial will follow in Lexington City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Davidson Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.davidsonfuneralhome.net.
Pat Lambeth Mrs. Pat Elain Norris Lambeth, 64, a resident of 419 Mt. Zion Church Road, died Saturday, April 3, 2010, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born on Sept. 9, 1945, in Columbus County, to Ray Norris and Chellie Nobles Norris, she was a retired health and services department teacher from North Davidson High School. Funeral service will be held on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Daniel Downing, the Rev. Charles Stephenson, and Mr. John Walker officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Sunday from 1 p.m. until the service begins. Memorials may be directed to Christ Bible Conference, c/o Ray Buckner, 418 Heitman Road. Online condolences may be sent to www. jcgreenandsons.com.
Rev. John T. Bratton 1 p.m. First Missionary Baptist Church
Johnny W. Martin LEXINGTON — Johnny Wayne Martin, age 59, of Avenue K, Lexington, died Monday, April 5, 2010, in Forsyth Medical Center. Born April 14, 1950, in Davidson County to Rufus Martin and Lillie Bertha Martin Martin, he was a former employee of Furniture Land Southand was of the Methodist faith. Funeral service will be
10301 North N.C. 109 Winston-Salem Wallburg Area 769-5548
Thomasville Times Periodicals Postage Paid Thomasville, N.C. USPS 628-080 ISSN 1068-1523 Published Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday Mornings By the Thomasville Times PO Box 1009/210 Church St.
High Point, NC 27261 Postmaster: Send address changes to the above address All carriers, dealers, distributors are independent contracted agents (not employees) of the Thomasville Times. All subscriptions are due and payable in advance prior to the fifth (5th) of each month. When paying in advance for more than one month, we suggest that payment be made to this office where it will be held in escrow and credited monthly to your carrier’s account. The Thomasville Times will not be responsible for advance payments made to any carrier, dealer, or distributor exceeding one (1) month.
Financial Advisor. 1152 Randolph Street Suite C Thomasville, NC 27360 336-472-3527
Jerry P. Lambeth Mr. Jerry Paul Lambeth, 66, a resident of 419 Mt. Zion Church Road, died Saturday, April 3, 2010, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born on Oct. 20, 1943, in Davidson County to Austin Lambeth and Mary Summey Myers, he was a graduate of Fair Grove High School and owner and operator of Lambeth Electric. Funeral service will be held on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Daniel Downing, the Rev. Charles Stephenson, and Mr. John Walker officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Sunday from 1 p.m. until the service begins. Memorials may be directed to Christ Bible Conference, c/o Ray Buckner, 418 Heitman Road. Online condolences may be sent to www. jcgreenandsons.com.
Subscription Rates Home Delivery Office Pay In Advance
1 Mo. -
6 Mos. 12 mos.
Miss your paper? We certainly hope not. However, if your carrier should err, please call (336) 472-9500 or 1-800-933-5760. For missed copy delivery to the city of Thomasville, please call prior to 9:00 A.M.
YOUR UNFORGETTABLE MOMEN MOMENTS WITH PANDORA CHARMS, RINGS, NECKLACES, AND EARRINGS.
GIFT WITH PURCHASE, FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL: RECEIVE A FREE SET OF STERLING SILVER MIX & MATCH POSTS WITH A PURCHASE OF $75 OR MORE OF PANDORA MIX & MATCH CHARMS.*. * GOOD WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. LIMIT ONE PER CUSTOMER.
1345 N. Main Street High Point 336-887-9394 www.simonjewelers.com
THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2010
Coming Saturday • Off the Porch with Dick Jones • East battles Ledford in soccer
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Sauras topple THS, 11-5 CALENDAR TODAY BASEBALL E. Montgomery @ Ledford 6:30 p.m. SOCCER E. Davidson @ Ledford 7 p.m.
BY ZACH KEPLEY Sports Editor Positives to build on is what Thomasville baseball coach Brian Kennedy is looking for from his struggling squad, and he got plenty of them Wednesday afternoon. Though still not finding the win column, the Bulldogs executed much better and looked crisp at times playing the glove. If not for reverting back to its bad habits allowing five runs in the sixth inning to South Stokes, the outcome could have been different. Instead, THS took another loss by an 11-5 decision at Finch Field. “We had a real good practice yesterday, and they got the message of what we need and they brought it here today,” said Kennedy. “They were in good spirits and they cared about
baseball today, so it was good to see.” Troy Butler led the offense for Thomasville getting three hits and scoring three runs. Sam Everhart and Eddie Welborn added two hits each and Korey Hilbourn drove in two runs. The day started out like it was going to be the same old story for the Bulldogs, as the Sauras notched four runs in the opening frame. With a positive attitude, THS took it in stride, and instead of feeling sorry for themselves, fought back for three runs in the bottom half. Butler slapped a single to right and went to second on an infield single by Everhart. Thomasville got to take advantage of another teams error one batter later, when Steven Stanley hit a sharp grounder to short. The ball was fielded cleanly and a double-play was taking shape,
TIMES PHOTO/ZACH KEPLEY
Thomasville pitcher Rashaun Anderson throws over to first base for the out See TOPPLE, Page 10 against the Sauras on Wednesday.
SOFTBALL Thomasville @ Wheatmore 5 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS
SOFTBALL Davie @ E. Davidson 7 p.m. SOFTBALL SW Randolph @ Ledford 7 p.m. TENNIS Wheatmore @ E. Davidson 4 p.m. TENNIS So. Guilford @ Ledford 4:30 p.m.
TIMES PHOTOS/ZACH KEPLEY
EASY AS 1-2-3
FRIDAY BASEBALL E. Davidson @ Ledford 7 p.m. SOFTBALL Ledford @ E. Davidson 6:30 p.m.
From left, Ledford’s No. 1, 2 and 3 singles players headed up an easy 9-0 win over Central Davidson Tuesday in Wallburg. At No. 1, Landon Rogers returns a forehand shot, No. 2 player Ricky Ydrovo works the backhand and No. 3 player Josh Edwards uses the overhand approach.
Devils beat Butler, 61-59 BY BRYAN STRICKLAND Durham Herald Sun
Your Town. Your Times. Subscribe today! 888-3511
GAME REPORT DEADLINES: Monday-Friday 9 p.m.
INDIANAPOLIS — More than any team in Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski’s 30 seasons, this one understood that it had to win with the defense. In a heart-stopping conclusion by any standard, one final, tension-filled defensive stand delivered the ultimate win for the Blue Devils. The beloved Butler Bulldogs played championship-caliber basketball around the corner from their campus, but the battled-tested Blue Devils made one more play to claim the trophy with a 61-59 triumph Monday night at Lucas Oil Stadium. “Defense wins championships,” Duke senior Lance Thomas said. “We worked for this. We played so hard to get to this point. “To actually finish the
deal is an amazing accomplishment.” Butler never led over the game’s final 13 minutes, but with 13.6 seconds left, they inbounded the ball facing a one-point
deficit and threatening to claim the only lead that mattered. Duke 7-footer Brian Zoubek, however, made Butler star Gordon Hayward fade away on a 15-footer along the baseline more than Hayward wanted to, then Zoubek swallowed up the rebound and drew a foul with 3.6 seconds left. Zoubek made the first free throw, then missed the second one intention-
ally with Butler out of timeouts. Duke slowed Hayward’s path upcourt, but he launched a shot with his left foot on the midcourt stripe that banked off the backboard, hit the front of the rim, then caromed off. Duke’s players and coaches went wild in every direction, celebrating the school’s fourth NCAA title but the first for any current players as confetti rained down from the roof. “I just thought, ‘Please, don’t,’ “ Duke junior Nolan Smith said of Hayward’s heave. “It looked good. I was praying it didn’t go in. “I really can’t explain how happy I am.” Duke twice led by five points over the final seven minutes and had a chance both times to extend its lead into more comfortable territory,
See DEVILS, Page 10
Duke has potential to make it two in a row BY BRYAN STRICKLAND Durham Herald Sun INDIANAPOLIS — When Seth Curry makes his Duke debut in November after sitting out a season because of his transfer from Liberty, he will do so in almost unheard-of circumstances. Before he even touches the ball, he already will have held the national championship trophy. And Curry, who helped Duke’s current players daily in practice in their season-long buildup to the championship, believes the Blue Devils might have another one in them. “If we continue to work like we have this year in the offseason and preseason, then we should have a great chance of making a run next year,” Curry said. “Watching how much fun they’re having on the court
and how much success they’re having, going through this run is making me even more anxious to get out there.” Curry’s situation is rare but not unprecedented. In fact, Duke’s most recent title team in 2001 included Dahntay Jones, who sat in the stands after transferring from Rutgers. Jones, now a member of the Indiana Pacers, witnessed Duke’s victory over Butler from the stands on Monday night, as well. Next year’s Final Four will be in Houston, and Curry believes that former Blue Devil and current Houston Rockets standout Shane Battier might be able to watch Duke in his back yard come April 2011. “We have a good recruiting class coming
See ROW, Page 8
8 – Thomasville Times – Thursday, April 8, 2010
SPORTS AREA SPORTS BRIEFS TENNIS Ledford takes MPC match, 8-1 Ledford dispatched of Mid-Piedmont Conference foe Asheboro 8-1 on Wednesday in Wallburg. Winning in singles for the Panthers were Landon Rogers, Rick Ydrovo, Josh Edwards, Swag T. Edwards and Jackson Somers. Doubles winners were RogerYdrovo, Edwards-Edwards and Jay Buchanan-Somers. The Panthers are 12-2 for the season, 4-0 in conference.
Panthers sweep Spartans Ledford blanked Central Davidson 9-0 on Tuesday in nonconference action in Wallburg. Winning in singles for the Panthers were Landon Rogers, Rick Ydrovo, Josh Edwards, Swag T. Edwards, Jay Buchanan and Jackson Somers. Winning in doubles were Rogers-Ydrovo, Edwards-Edwards and Buchanan-Somers.
BASKETBALL DCCC offers camp Davidson County Community College will conduct a camp June 28-July 2 for boys and girls grades 4-12. The camp will run each day from 8:30 a.m.-noon. The goal of the camp is to give campers instruction in the fundamentals of basketball as well as emphasize team play and sportsmanship. Campers will be divided into groups based on age and ability level. Instruction will be provided by members of DCCC coaching staff, players and other area coaches. Cost is $75 per camper. Make checks payable to DCCC, P.O. Box 1287, Lexington, N.C. 27293. Please mark the bottom left corner ‘basketball camp.’ For questions, contact coach Matt Ridge at 239-3819.
GOLF Fundraiser tournament The Cap and Mabel Burrow Foundation will hold a fundraising golf tournament to raise funds to support the Foundation’s efforts to meet the needs of people with mental illness, developmental disabilities and addictive diseases. The captain’s choice golf tournament will be held May 4 at Holly Ridge Golf Links, in Archdale, with a 1:30 p.m. start time. Cost per player is $75 and includes a round of golf, golfer goodie bag, snacks
and beverages throughout the game, and dinner following tournament play. Prizes will be awarded for the first, second and third place teams as well as for closest to the pin and longest putt. Various sponsorships are available including Eagle, Birdie, Par and Hole Sponsors. Organizers are also seeking silent auction items for the event. The Cap and Mabel Burrow Foundation is a non-profit agency that works throughout the year to provide additional support to meet the medical, social, housing, transportation and other needs of people with developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance abuse issues. The Foundation provides help to people throughout Randolph County, the Sandhills area, the Triad, Chatham, Wake and Johnston counties. To participate in the golf tournament either by sponsoring, playing or donating, or for more information, contact Jennifer Barbee Swift at 495-2734.
Subscribe today! 888-3511
Fun Fourth Run A Fun Fourth 10K Freedom Run and 2-Mile Red, White and Blue Fun Run and Walk will be held Saturday, June 26, at 8 a.m. as part of the Fun Fourth Festival. The annual event, now in its 36th consecutive year, is a community celebration of Independence Day for Guilford County and the Piedmont Triad, and this year will be held in downtown Greensboro. The race’s headquarters, start and finish will be at Greensboro Marriott Downtown, 301 N. Greene St. Run or walk in honor of the dedicated Military Personnel & Veterans. Registration is the day of the race from 6:30-7:30 a.m., or beforehand online at www.funfourthfestival.org.
Concealed handgun class There will be a concealed handgun class April 24, 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. 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 call 687-0290.
“Josh, Kyrie and Tyler will be tremendous additions to our program on and off the court,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski in,” Curry said, “and said when the trio signed great guys coming back in November. “They are who got experience from outstanding young men, terrific students and talthis tournament.” The biggest offseason ented basketball players. “We are excited about question for Duke will be whether Kyle Singler their respective futures comes back. The junior in our program and look star said before and dur- forward to watching ing the NCAA Tourna- them continue to grow ment that a jump to the and develop.” Duke also recently got a NBA was a possibility verbal commitment from depending on how the tourney worked out, and Carrick Felix, the first an NCAA championship junior college player in certainly will have him Krzyzewski’s 30 seasons and a player who could thinking hard. If he does return, Duke help on the wing with or without could start Singler. the 2010‘I’m counting down Curry 11 season c o u l d ranked No. the days.’ provide 1. — Seth Curry instant O n e Incoming Duke guard offense in member the backof the big court: He three — Nolan Smith — averaged 20.2 points per already has said he plans game as a freshman at to return. He will be rejoined by a mix of solid Liberty. “I’ll try to put points on contributors from this the board, pressure the season: brothers Miles ball defensively and just and Mason Plumlee in the post, as well as fresh- do whatever Coach asks men Andre Dawkins and of me,” Curry said. “I think I’ve definitely gotRyan Kelly. Duke will lose three ten better, just playing starters — leading scorer against these great playJon Scheyer, defensive ers in practice every day. spark Lance Thomas and You have no choice really, surging 7-footer Brian because you have to step Zoubek — along with up your game against fifth-year senior Jordan two of the top guards in the nation. Davidson. “They’re pushing me Duke will gain a recruiting class featuring just like I’m pushing two point guards ready them.” And Curry, like everyto take ballhandling duone else in Duke’s camp, ties from Scheyer in top10 prospect Kyrie Irving can’t wait for the Blue and top-150 prospect Ty- Devils’ push for back-toler Thornton, along with back titles to begin. “I’m counting down the a top-50 player in power days,” he said. forward Josh Hairston.
Your Town. Your Times.
BY TONY RUBINO AND GARY MARKSTEIN
From page 7
WIZARD OF ID
BY MELL LAZARUS
BY PARKER AND HART
Thursday, April 8, 2010 â€“ Thomasville Times â€“ 9 14-1 (10)
release dates: April 3-9
Mini Spy . . .
-INI 3PY AND "ASSET "ROWN ARE VISITING A WATER TOWER 3EE IF YOU CAN FIND s CARROT s WORD -).) s ELEPHANT s SAILBOAT s KITE s BANANA s DOGS FACE s HEART s FLYING BIRD s TEAPOT s SAFETY PIN s BASEBALL BAT s SOCK s LADDER s LETTER ! s ICE CREAM CONE
ÂŠ 2010 Universal Uclick from The Mini Page ÂŠ 2010 Universal Uclick
Whatâ€™s Up With â€Ś
photo courtesy of Marshall Brain
When you turn on a faucet in your home or at school, you may never think about the system that brings water pouring out. But running water is the result of many machines and people working together. Our tap water, or running water, comes to our homes and businesses through pipes underground. In most areas it comes from a water treatment plant.
This traditional water tower is in Cary, N.C. You may see many different shapes and sizes of towers, but they all do the same thing. Water is pumped up into the tank through the pipe in the middle of the legs. When the water is needed, gravity forces it back down through the same pipe.
A clean drink The water in the ground and in rivers and lakes has to be treated before we can drink it. The bacteria, or germs, in it might make us sick. photo by Ted Bailey/Mesa CAP Water Treatment Plant
Have you ever noticed those rounded structures with the long legs that seem to hover over every town? You probably know that theyâ€™re water towers. But why do we have them, and how do they work? The Mini Page fished around to catch some answers about water towers.
Water flows through filters made of layers of sand and coal.
Nature recycles water over and over again. Hereâ€™s how it works: 3. The clouds get cooler. Tiny drops of water vapor turn into rain, snow, sleet or hail. We call this precipitation.
1. The sun shines on lakes, rivers, streams and oceans. Heat turns water into invisible water vapor. This is called evaporation.
4. Most precipitation falls back into the ocean, but some falls on land. The earth soaks up some of that water, and it is stored underground in aquifers. Many communities get their water by drilling wells into this natural underground storage. This water usually has less bacteria than water in rivers or lakes. Most of the precipitation eventually finds its way back to the ocean. Then the cycle starts again.
2. The vapor rises into the sky, where it cools. When it gets cold enough, the water vapor turns into clouds. This is condensation.
from The Mini Page ÂŠ 2010 Universal Uclick
At a water treatment plant, chemicals and filters are used to make the water safer for drinking. Then the clean water is pumped to us.
Rookie Cookieâ€™s Recipe
Mini Slider Burgers
Youâ€™ll need: s 14 pounds ground sirloin s OUNCE ENVELOPE ONION SOUP MIX s 13 cup light mayonnaise s CUP SHREDDED REDUCED FAT CHEDDAR CHEESE s TO WHOLE WHEAT DINNER ROLLS What to do: 1. Combine ground sirloin and onion soup mix in a large skillet. Cook over medium heat until meat is browned. 2EMOVE PAN FROM HEAT AND STIR IN MAYONNAISE AND CHEDDAR CHEESE 3. Cover a baking sheet in aluminum foil and coat with cooking spray. 4. Cut dinner rolls in half and lay bottoms on baking sheet. 3PREAD THE MEAT MIXTURE EVENLY ON THE BOTTOM HALVES OF THE ROLLS 2EPLACE the tops of the rolls to make mini burgers. 3PRAY THE TOPS OF THE ROLLS WITH COOKING SPRAY COVER WITH ANOTHER SHEET OF FOIL "AKE IN OVEN AT DEGREES FOR MINUTES You will need an adultâ€™s help with this recipe. from The Mini Page ÂŠ 2010 Universal Uclick
Meet Jennifer Stone
from The Mini Page ÂŠ 2010 Universal Uclick
from The Mini Page ÂŠ 2010 Universal Uclick
From Ground to You High demand
Thank a water tower
Keeping it clean
Think about the times of day when you and your family use the most water. It might be in the morning, when several people shower before school or work. It might be in the evening, when youâ€™re washing clothes and dinner dishes, or watering the lawn. Now think about most of the people in your neighborhood, or your city, doing all of those same things at the same time. Why donâ€™t the faucets run dry during those busy times?
When water leaves the treatment plant, most of it goes out Pump to customers. But if thereâ€™s any left over, it is pumped into a storage tank â€” a water tower. A water tower stores extra water for times of high demand and when pumps arenâ€™t working or canâ€™t keep up. Towers have to be tall so that the pressure will push the water out into the pipes and to our homes.
Even though the water stored in towers has already been filtered and treated, there can still be sediment, or solid material, in the water that settles at the bottom of the tank. Bacteria can grow in the sediment, so the inside of the tower must be inspected and cleaned regularly. To do this, workers may use remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) â€” small cameras that go underwater and are controlled by someone outside the tank. Or a diver may go into the full water tank and clean the sediment with a vacuum-like machine. This diver is entering Most steel a water tower tank. tanks are painted on the inside to keep the metal from corroding, or gradually wearing away. Most concrete tanks are not painted.
What about pumps?
Supersport: Lindsey Vonn Height: 5-10 Birthdate: 10-18-84 Hometown: St. Paul, Minn.