EARLY VOTING Early voting offered now through April 30 at the Thomasville Public Library.
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East Davidson girls soccer team faces rival Salisbury on the pitch. See SPORTS, Page 7
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Council approves business license BY ERIN WILTGEN Staff Writer
Thomasville City Council voted 6-1 to approve a business privilege license at its Monday night meeting, with Councilman David Yemm dissenting. The ordinance will become effective July 1, and billings will begin October 1. Fees – which vary from $2.50 to $50, depending on the type of business – will not be prorated the first year.
“We’ve worked long and hard to try to find an ordinance that would be acceptable by the people in this community, including the business community,” Councilman Scott Styers said. Styers said that while businesses may not like the extra fees, a business privilege license helps to ensure that the city government knows what types of industries operate within the city limits. It becomes a matter of public safety, he said. “There are some concerns, as
much as we don’t want to admit it,” Styers said. Mayor Pro Tempore Ron Bratton cited an instance a few years ago when the Chair City was contacted by police departments from all across the country about a Thomasville furniture company that was charging people for furniture and then not sending it. “We didn’t even know that it existed,” Bratton said. “It’s important to know what businesses are in Thomasville so
that we can protect not only our citizens, but people all over the country. Whether it makes money or not, we need it for public safety.” Styers also pointed out that, unlike neighboring municipalities such as High Point and Winston-Salem, the Thomasville privilege license would not require a business to disclose how much money it made the previous year.
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TPS gives back to ‘Smart Bear’ program BY ELIOT DUKE Staff Writer
Marie Bentley has spent almost 30 years encouraging children to read through her Smart Bear program without ever asking for anything in return. With the help of friends and volunteers, Bentley has managed to visit schools across the state — and even some in other countries — every year hoping to inspire another generation to read more by packaging a book and a bear together in a program supported by charity and donations. On Monday morning, one of those schools affected by Bentley’s Smart Bear program decided to give back. Thomasville Primary School presented Bentley with a $200 donation, money raised from the students who benefit from an idea that is now more than a quarter cen-
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A DAY FOR THE LITTLE ONES Area children enjoy the attractions at this year’s Itty Bitty Kiddie Festival Saturday at the Davidson County Fairgrounds. The annual festival, sponsored by Smart Start and Thomasville Medical Center, offers parents information about local child services while children engage in a variety of activities.
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Fishing trip on Yadkin River ends in tragedy BY ELIOT DUKE Staff Writer
A Saturday on the Yadkin River turned tragic when a father and son drowned while fishing near High Rock Lake dam. Davidson County Sheriff David Grice said Phothy Chanthahevang, 39, of 1241 Windover St. in Albermarle, and his son Blu Chanthahevang, 14, of the same address, both drowned Saturday evening near the Bringle Ferry Wildlife Access area after Blu fell in the water while trying to retrieve his fishing pole. Phothy jumped in after his son but could not save him and also drowned. According to a Davidson County Sheriff ’s Office press release, Phothy and his two sons, Blu and 10-year-old Vin Chanthahevang, were fishing on a small aluminum boat under the bridge on Bringle Ferry Road near High Rock dam when Blu dropped his rod and reel into the water. Blu, a special needs child with ADD who couldn’t swim and was not wearing a life vest, bent over to retrieve his equipment and fell into the water. Phothy jumped in without a life vest, but also didn’t know how to swim. “There are two people dead and we want people to know the importance of life preservers,” Grice said. “There has to be a life preserver on the boat for each person, even if you’re not wearing it. I think children under 13 must have a personal floa-
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Nationals await Ledford HOSA students BY LISA WALL
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With lab coats around their shoulders, the high schoolers had game faces on. Members of the Ledford Senior High School Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) club practiced routine medical procedures such as blood pressure, moving patients onto a stretcher and weighing infants. Ten of the 220 HOSA members at Ledford recently placed in the top three in their various medical-related events at the HOSA state conference and currently are preparing for the national conference in Orlando, Fla., on June 23-26. “I think it’s very noteworthy,”
To help the Ledford High School’s HOSA club raise money for the national conference, contact Tona Turner, R.N. and HOSA advisor, at 769-9671. said Tona Turner, R.N., HOSA Advisor at Ledford High. “I’m certainly very proud, and I think our school is very proud of what these young people have accomplished.” HOSA is a national, student-led organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Technology Education Division of ACTE. The organization seeks to encourage health
career opportunities and to enhance the administration of quality health care. HOSA chapters at schools provide various courses for students looking to go into health care, and the national HOSA organization organizes regional, state and national conferences for students to compete in medical-related events as varied as medical terminology, dental assisting, community awareness, sports medicine and CPR. “These students are involved in the classroom and an organization with the high school that is very civic-minded, students that are the future of health care providers” Turner said.
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Ledford HOSA students (from left) Lauren Mallory, who took third in extemporaneous writing, and Elizabeth Bradley, who took second in health education, practice See HOSA, Page 6 a health exam of a child Friday.
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What’s happening? Hazardous waste facility closed
The Davidson County Household Hazardous Waste Facility at the Davidson County landfill will be closed until May 5, 2010. For any questions, contact the facility supervisor at (336) 240-0298.
plication fair at Thomasville Primary School on Tuesday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. TPS is located at 401 Liberty Drive. The school will be doing a preschool screening for 4-year-old children the week of May 3-7. For more information, call (336) 474-4160. The fourth day to receive assistance with free pre-k applications will be on Thursday, April 29, at the South Davidson Resource Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The center is located at 338 West Salisbury St., in Denton. Parents are encouraged to bring a copy of their child’s birth certificate and two months of pay stubs or college enrollment information for income verification. Applications are also available on the Smart Start Web site at www.partnershipforchildren.org/ moreatfour.htm.
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. Habitat For Humanity is an ecumenical Christian ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Habitat For Humanity and its affiliates in more than 3,000 communities in 92 nations have built and sold more than 300,000 homes to partner families with no-profit, zero interest mortgages. For more information, see www.habitat.org.
Free pre-K application
Smart Start of Davidson County will be holding an application fair for free pre-k on four different days to allow parents to apply. A Spanish translator will be available all four days. Parents and children are encouraged to visit the Smart Start office at 235 East Center St. on Wednesday, April 21, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. for assistance with applications. Smart Start will be hosting an ap-
Friends of the Lexington Library will sponsor its annual sale April 22-24 in the old Blockbuster Video at 1007 Raleigh Road. Helen and Walter Brinkley donated numerous books from their personal collection, including cookbooks, law-related books and Civil War histories. Other items available for sale include CDs, DVDs, books-on-tape, videos, games and puzzles. Prices range from 50 cents to $6. The event begins on Thursday, April 22, when Friends of the Library members are admitted from 4 to 7 p.m. Memberships are available at the door. The doors open to the general public Friday, April 23, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and again Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will close for an hour and then reopen from 3 until 5 p.m. for a bag sale. Grocery bags will be sold for $6 each and can be filled with as much remaining merchandise as will fit.
April 23, from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 25, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Special Events Center. Tickets will be on sale for $7 at the door.
Relay for Life Softball Tournament Davidson County Relay for Life Softball Tournament, sponsored by Clearview Baptist Church’s Relay for Life Team, will be held April 23 and 24 at Bethany United Methodist Church, Hwy 47, in Lexington. There is a $175.00 entry fee. It is a one-pitch tournament, with each team guaranteed four games. The top two teams from each bracket will play single elimination for first and second. The first- and second-place teams will trophies. Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, and other refreshments will be sold. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Davidson County. For more information or to sign up, please contact Johnny Miller at (336) 239-7295.
Political group meeting GOOOH (Get out of our House of Representatives) — a grassroots, citizens political group aimed at replacing career politicians with citizen-representatives — meets the second Thursday and the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Providence Place, 1701 Westchester Drive, in High Point. Enter via the main entrance of Towne Center Mall.
Seagrove Pottery Festival
April 19, 1978 WASHINGTON — The Senate voted 68-32 to yield the Panama Canal to Panamanian control at the end of this century. The treaty concludes the twopart canal accord.
April 20, 1982 A man robbed the Welcome Branch of Lexington State Bank. He was described as a lone white male wearing a ski mask and sweat shirt brandishing a small-caliber revolver. Though he didn’t threaten bank customers or employees, he handed the tellers a bag and demanded they put cash inside.
April 24, 1982 Davidson County unemployment rate jumped to 11.2 percent in March, a 3.6 percent increase over February unemployment figures and also exceeding the state’s 9.7 percent unemployment average
April 19, 1985
Yard sale The American Cancer Society will hold a yard sale on April 24 from 7 a.m. to noon at National Wholesale, 400 National Blvd., in Lexington. All clothing and shoes cost $1. Proceeds benefit Davidson County Relay For Life.
Thomasville City Council voted unanimously to reject all bids submitted for the renovation of George Cushwa Stadium. The lowest bid was $687,155, nearly a quarter million more than expected.
April 22, 2004
Womanless beauty pageant The Museum of N.C. Traditional Pottery will partner with the Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and Greensboro Coliseum Complex to present North Carolina potters and wineries to the Greensboro and surrounding area through the Seagrove Pottery Festival. The event will take place Friday,
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The American Cancer Society will host a womanless beauty pageant on April 24 at 6 p.m. at Macedonia United Methodist Church, 10890 NC Hwy 8, in Lexington. Tickets are $15 each or $25 per couple. For more information, contact Chuck Melton at (336) 972-5464. Proceeds benefit Davidson County Relay For Life.
Thomasville Furniture Industry celebrated 100 years in conjunction with the Spring Market. It also celebrated the relaunch of the 80-piece Ernest Hemingway collection as that year marked the 50th anniversary of Hemmingway’s Nobel Prize for “Old Man and the Sea.”
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Fosamax side effect is confusing but rare LIFELONG HEALTH
DR. DAVID LIPSCHITZ Syndicated Columnist
Osteoporosis afflicts millions of Americans, and proven medical therapies have brought great relief for this painful illness. But recent reports have examined the risk of developing an unusual fracture of the femur (thigh bone) in patients who are prescribed long-term use of bisphosphonate medications, the common firstline defense for treatment of osteoporosis. These fractures are characterized by an almost straight-line break of the femur, which can occur either spontaneously or following minor trauma. In a study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, researchers reported that these unusual fractures were much more common in patients taking Fosamax, the brand name for alendronate. This is the second serious and rare side effect of Fosamax, which
leaves many patients confused and fearful of the drugâ€™s complications. As a result of these studies, some doctors have advised their patients that the bisphosphonate medications could have side effects that make continued use questionable. And some patients taking these osteoporosis medications have spontaneously stopped treatment for fear of fracture. However, the evidence is compelling that the benefits of using bisphosphonates for managing osteoporosis far outweighs the potential side effects. To complicate matters, some research now shows that bisphosphonates are not the cause of these unusual fractures of the femur. In a recent paper published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, the prevalence of this fracture was shown to be very rare. And compared to subjects not taking the bisphosphonates, it was no more common in patients taking either oral alendronate or the intravenous zoledronic acid (Reclast). Of the 14,195 women followed over a 10-year period, only 10 developed this unusual fracture and less than a third of them were taking a bisphosphonate. Osteoporosis is a truly devastating disease,
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Gift contributes to HPRH robotic surgeries TIMES STAFF REPORT HIGH POINT â€“ Thanks to a generous million dollar gift, High Point Regional Health System now provides the most sophisticated robotic platform for minimally invasive surgery, the new da Vinci Si. â€œI am pleased to be able to provide the funding for this important new technology at High Point Regional Health System,â€? said David Hayworth who contributed $1 million to purchase this robotic surgical system. â€œI am very impressed with the robotics program that Dr. Hall is leading here and feel truly gratified in knowing that many of our patients with cancer and other health issues will benefit tremendously by having this surgical option available to them right here in High Point. I also sincerely hope that my gift will inspire additional resources to support other important programs such as this for the benefit of
the people served by our hospital.â€? The da Vinci Si has precise surgical capabilities; therefore, providing surgeons the ability to perform difficult surgeries with unprecedented accuracy. The sophisticated robotic platform is designed to expand the surgeonâ€™s capabilities. With da Vinci Si, small incisions are used to introduce miniaturized, wristed instruments and a high-definition 3D camera. At the same time, state-of-the-art robotic and computer technologies scale, filter and seamlessly translate the surgeonâ€™s hand movements into precise micromovements using the da Vinci instruments. The da Vinci Si will be used by a number of doctors to perform both urologic and gynecologic surgeries at High Point Regional. High Point Regional is a part of a not-for-profit Health System governed by a volunteer, community-based board.
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Arts United accepting applications for Young Artist Scholarship
Arts United for Davidson County is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for the 2010 A. Stuffer Myers Young Artist Scholarship. The scholarship which began in 1983 and was renamed to the A Suffer Myers Young Artist Scholarship in 2008, provides funds to aid the professional development and education of local artists. The scholarship is available to residents of Davidson County who are currently enrolled full-time in an arts-related course of study at an accredited college or university or is a student in one of the three Davidson County school systems, a private school, or homeschool and is planning to pursue an arts-related course of study during their college career. Arts related study includes such disciplines
as visual art, music, theater, creative writing and dance. The scholarship provides $250 in financial aid per year and is renewable for a maximum of four years. Interested applicants can obtain an application form from Arts United for Davidson County (220 North Main Street, Lexington, NC), Thomasville City Hall Administrative Office, or their school guidance counselors. In addition to the application form, applicants will be required to submit a resume of training and instructors, a transcript from their school, and letters of recommendation. Applicants selected for further consideration will be required to perform or submit examples of their work. Applications are due to Arts United for Davidson County office by 4 p.m. May 14, 2010.
Little ways to save big money BY MARY HUNT Syndicated Columnist
Think youâ€™ve cut your expenses all you possibly can? You might be wrong. Check out these seven simple ways to find money to grow your savings account. â€” Reduce kitchen paper. The average American family rips through 1.5 rolls of paper towels each week. At $1.25 a roll, youâ€™re paying at least $65 per year for disposable towels. Reduce that to one roll per month. Use cloth towels for cleaning the house and for spills. Throw them in the laundry instead of the garbage. Annual savings: $50. â€” Unhook the cable. Make a one-year commitment to live without cable television. Donâ€™t worry. At the rapidly expanding Web site Hulu, you can watch hundreds of popular scripted TV shows â€” such as â€œFamily Guy,â€? â€œHouseâ€? and â€œThe Officeâ€? â€” reality shows, such as â€œThe Biggest Loserâ€? and â€œTop Chef,â€? news clips, including those from â€œNBC Nightly News with Brian Williams,â€? and tons of shows from Fox News Channel, HGTV, Food Network and many more channels. What you canâ€™t find at Hulu you likely can find on the individual networksâ€™ Web sites. Annual savings: $600. â€” Cut child care costs. Sign up for a dependent care flexible spending account, a valuable employee benefit that hardly anyone uses. With an FSA â€” offered by 85 percent of large companies â€” you deposit pretax dollars in an employersponsored FSA to pay for up to $5,000 of care, including summer camp for dependent children younger than 13. Even if you only partially fund a dependent care FSA this year â€” assuming you are in the 28 percent tax bracket â€” you could save up to $75 a month on your child care bill without making any changes in service providers. Annual savings: $900.
â€” Drop the land line. The average family spends $90 per month for home phones, cell phones, pagers and phone cards. With all those connections, maybe itâ€™s time to join the 20 percent of American households that have dropped their land lines. Annual savings: $300. â€”Reduce dry cleaning. One study reveals that 65 percent of the clothes we take to dry cleaners are machine-washable. You can put most textiles in the washer on a delicate cycle with a gentle detergent, or you can wash them by hand. Wash and press just two items per month that otherwise would have landed at the dry cleaner. Annual savings: $120. â€” Cancel the gym. Instead, join the free online boot camp that will whip you into shape in no time flat. Marine Corps Fitness, modeled after the U.S. Marine Corpsâ€™ physical training program, offers workouts that can be done at home, and no expensive exercise equipment is needed. Annual savings: $420. â€” Donâ€™t print. Home computer printers can go through ink cartridges as if they were candy! The cost of ink cartridges depends on which printer you have, but none of them is cheap. Before you print anything, ask yourself whether you really need a hard copy. Could you just read it from the screen? When you do print, print only what you really need, not the pictures and ads, and print on both sides of the paper. Annual savings: $120.
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Participating in the Silver Valley Civitan Club annual Civitan Awareness Night (seated from left) were Dawn Ingram, Pauline Massey, Angela Miller, Lynn Carrick and Mary Ellen Cone. Standing are Libby Oâ€™Shea, Civitan District Director Brad Lackey, Silver Valley Civitan President Roger Barker, Kara Cody and Charles Young.
SV Civitan Club donates to schools, agencies TIMES STAFF REPORT The Silver Valley Civitan Club presented donations of $4,650 at their annual Civitan Awareness meeting of April 12. The amount represents onethird of the annual service project budget. The club gave 14 checks to schools, agencies and organizations that serve people with disabilities, youth and seniors. The donations recognize the 51st anniversary of the club chartering. Civitan clubs around the world provide service to their communities with emphasis on aid to people with developmental disabilities, youth leadership and good citizenship. Part of the funding for the recent contributions comes from the 12th annual Rolling In The Valley bicycle ride to be held April 24. Other funding comes from the sale of advertising in the annual newspaper insert. Several $300 grants were presented to agencies and schools that serve people with disabilities. Among those receiving donations were The Workshop of Davidson, Inc. accepted by Assistant Director Kara Cody, Stoner-Thomas School by Assistant Teacher Dawn Ingram, ARC of Davidson County by Mary Ellen Cone and South Lexington Developmental Center. Co-President Charles Young of the South Davidson Junior Civitan Club was presented a contribution of $300 for their annual Special Prom for
people with disabilities. President Libby Oâ€™Shea of Special Olympics Davidson County accepted $400. Local schools receiving funds were Silver Valley Elementary ($300) represented by Title 1 Lead Teacher Lynn Carrick, South Davidson Middle ($250) for gym uniforms and South Davidson High ($300) for their Exceptional Classes. Other agencies that assist local families were South Davidson Family Resource Center with Pauline Massey accepting $500 and Home Delivered Meals with Angela Miller of the Davidson County Department of Senior Services receiving $300. Civitan District Director Brad Lackey of Thom-
asville was accepted contributions for North Carolina District West service project. They were $300 for the Civitan International Research Center located on the campus of University of Alabama-Birmingham as well as $400 each for Special Olympics North Carolina and Boysâ€™ & Girlsâ€™ Homes of N.C. Inc. An entertaining program of violin music and information about violins was presented by John Hofmann, a professional musician and music teacher. Hofmann, owner of Fair Grove Music Store of Thomasville, plays several instruments and traveled many years as a member of the Mickey Gilley Urban Cowboy Band. His favorite violin was made in 1750 in Ger-
many. The club honored Hofmann with a club lapel pin. Silver Valley Civitan President Roger D. Barker presided over the event. The gathering of 44 included a meal in the Silver Valley Elementary School cafeteria. Other guests included Bill Lineberry and Kevin Trotter of ARC. The Silver Valley Civitan Club was chartered April 25, 1959. Civitan is a worldwide community service organization of men and women with clubs in 30 nations on four continents. Members work together to help those less fortunate than themselves. There are nearly 900 senior clubs and about 600 Junior clubs.
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Nursing our way out of a doctor shortage VIEWPOINT
STEVE CHAPMAN Syndicated Columnist Thanks to health care reform, millions of previously uninsured Americans will have policies enabling them to go to the doctor when necessary without financial fear. But it’s a bit like giving everyone a plane ticket to fly tomorrow. If the planes are all full, you won’t be going anywhere. There are not a lot of doctors sitting in their offices like the Maytag repairman, playing solitaire and wishing a patient would drop by. Most of them manage to stay plenty busy. Nor is there a tidal wave of young physicians about to roll in to quench this new thirst for medical care. On the contrary. The Association of American Medical Colleges says that by 2025, the nation could be 150,000 doctors short of the number we need. Meanwhile, the number of med students entering primary care, the area of greatest need, is on the decline. It’s hard to quickly boost the supply of physicians, since the necessary training usually takes at least seven years beyond college. The result, as an AAMC official told The Wall Street Journal: “It will probably take 10 years to even make a dent into the number of doctors that we need out there.” That, of course, is assuming that the new health insurance system doesn’t drive aspiring or existing doctors out of medicine, which is entirely possible. Regardless, there seems to be no doubt that it will get harder to find someone to treat you, it may cost more and you’ll spend two hours in the waiting room instead of one. Or maybe not. What people with medical problems need is medical care, but you don’t always need a physician to get treatment. You might also see a different sort of trained professional -- say, a nurse practitioner, physician’s assistant, nurse or physical therapist. Not every ailment demands Dr. McDreamy, any more than every car trip requires a Lexus. If you have a sore throat, earache or runny nose, you probably don’t absolutely require a board-certified internist to conduct an exam and dispense a remedy. But it may not be up to you to decide who is suited to
provide the care you want. Different states have different rules on what these clinicians may do. In many places, a nurse practitioner has to be under the supervision of a doctor. In others, she may not prescribe medicines or use the title “Dr.” even if she has a doctorate (as many do). Medicare typically reimburses nurse practitioners at a lower rate than physicians. In Chicago, an office visit that would bring $70 to a doctor is worth only $60 to a nurse practitioner. But the need for more primary care is forcing a welcome reassessment of these policies. So 28 states are reportedly considering loosening the regulations for nurse practitioners, on the novel theory that any competent professional health care is better than none. Private enterprise is already responding to what consumers want. Walgreens, for example, has established more than 700 retail health clinics staffed by nurses, nurse practitioners and other nondoctor professionals. CVS has its own version. The number of these facilities is expected to soar in the next few years. You might fear that this sort of treatment is inferior to what you’d get from your personal doctor. Your doctor might agree. The American Medical Association, reports the Associated Press, warns that “a doctor shortage is no reason to put nurses in charge and endanger patients.” But put your mind at ease. A 2000 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that where nurse practitioners have full latitude to do their jobs, their patients did just as well as patients sent to physicians. Other research confirms that finding, while noting that retail clinics provide their services for far less money than doctors’ offices and emergency rooms. Obviously, if you wake up with crushing pain in your chest or fall out of a second-story window, you’d be well-advised to see a specialist. But for common ailments that are mainly a nuisance, a physician may be a superfluous luxury. Obama’s health care reform rests on the assumption that expanding access demands a bigger government role. But even its supporters should be able to see that sometimes, it helps to get the government out of the way.
Poland’s North Carolina hero VIEWPOINT
D.G. MARTIN N.C. Columnist Sure, the recent plane crash that killed the president of Poland and a host of other important officials is a great and sad tragedy. But what in the world does it have to do with North Carolina? The connection is a little bit complicated. But bear with me, and you will learn something of the dogged determination of a North Carolina man whose fearlessness in telling the story of an earlier Polish tragedy made him better known in Poland than in his home state here in North Carolina. On April 7, three days before the plane crash, at the invitation of the Polish government, Raleigh resident Allen Paul was part of a delegation that accompanied Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk to meet with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in the Katyn Forest. The Poles and Paul hoped that Putin would finally and formally acknowledge Soviet responsibility for the wartime execution of about 20,000 Polish army officers and other leading citizens. Paul’s recently republished book, “Katy : Stalin’s Massacre and the Triumph of
Truth,” originally published in 1991, documents Soviet responsibility for the executions. It even provides a copy of the order signed by Stalin. It follows several families who lost husbands and fathers in the massacre. Based on interviews and documentation, Paul describes the actual horror of the execution procedure. The prisoner “was pushed down the steps into the basement and shoved inside the execution chamber — all in a matter of moments ... [A]n executioner stationed against the wall at the door would have stepped up quickly behind the victim. The muzzle of the Walther [a German-made pistol] was placed six to ten inches behind his head and then fired ... [T]he team … neatly stacked the newest victims like cordwood on those already in the pit.” Paul’s book also describes how the United States failed to hold the Soviets accountable for these war crimes. “For good reason. American leaders accommodated Stalin during the war: the Red Army was bleeding the Wehrmacht white long before Allied forces landed at Normandy.” But, according to Paul, “the government clampdown continued well into 1953 ... As painful as it may be, the U.S. government should disclose all details concerning how we accommodated Stalin and why we turned back our backs on the Poles — especially after the conflict ended. Then, in good conscience, the U.S. government could call on the Russians to end their feeble attempts to rewrite history and release Katyn records they continue to withhold.”
Paul’s tireless efforts to search out and disclose the details of Katyn, his documentation of the details of Soviet crimes, and his call on our country to acknowledge its roll in failing to demand accountability have made him a hero to the Poles. Back to the April 7 meeting between the Polish and Russian prime ministers, did Putin finally apologize for the Soviet crimes and for Russian efforts to deflect the blame? No, although Putin did acknowledge and condemn the “cynical lies that have blurred the truth about the Katyn shootings.” But passing by the opportunity to accept full responsibility, he continued, “It would also be a lie and manipulation to place the blame for these crimes on the Russian people.” Paul believes that the Russians will have to be much more forthcoming before the Poles can move towards forgiveness. Perhaps the tragedy of the April 10 plane crash will help prod the Russians to do more to acknowledge and apologize. We can hope. In the meantime, North Carolinians can be proud of Paul, and be very glad he turned down an invitation to join the group on the April 10 flight. D.G. Martin is hosting his final season of UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch, which airs Sundays at 5 p.m. For more information or to view prior programs visit the webpage at www. unctv.org/ncbookwatch/ This Sunday’s (April 25) guest is, Dan Barefoot author of “Hark the Sound of Tar Heel Voices.”
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from Leggett and Platt as office manager. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Lexington where she was a member all of her life, with Dr. Ray Howell and the Rev. Tommy Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the parlor of First Baptist Church from 2 until 3 p.m. prior to the service. Online condolences may be made at www.davidsonfuneralhome.net.
Mr. Charles Cecil Rutherford, 70, died Friday, April 16, 2010, in Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Born Nov. 6, 1939, in Hickory, a son of the late Jones Franklin Kennedy and Dorothy Deaton Kennedy, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving during the Cuban Crisis. Celebration of life service was held Monday at 7 p.m. in J.C. Green & Sons Chapel with the Rev. Kenny Coker officiating. The family received friends immediately following the service and other times at the home, 7006 Kingston Court. The family request memorials contributions be directed to the Victory Junction Gang Camp, 4500 Adamâ€™s Way, in Randleman. Online condolences may be sent to the Rutherford family at www.jcgreenandsons. com.
WINSTON-SALEM â€” Mr. Roby Eugene Watson, age 54, a resident of 4036 Sawmill Road, died Friday, April 16, 2010, in Forsyth Medical Center. Born Jan. 20,1956, in Davidson County, son of Roby France Watson and Mary Shores Watson, he was formerly an employee of Smurfit Stone and was a member of Baux Mountain Baptist Church. Funeral service will be held today at 11 a.m. in J. C. Green & Sons Chapel in Thomasville with Pastor Mark Smith officiating. The interment will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family was at the funeral home Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. and other times at their respective homes. Online condolences may be sent to the Watson family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.
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At the conferences, competitions take a variety of forms, from handson scenarios to written tests to speeches. Those who place in the top three in their event at regionals advance to state, and students who place top three in their event at state go on to the national conference. â€œItâ€™s quite a prestigious place to be,â€? Turner said. â€œThey have bested the best, so to speak, or become the best of the best.â€? Now, these 10 nationally recognized students must continue to study and practice their various skills as well as raise the money to travel to Florida. All-told, the trip will cost $9,817.95, an amount that includes entry fees, airfare and hotels. â€œI think itâ€™s a wonderful opportunity for students to grow and learn and expand their knowledge in the field of medicine and health care,â€? Turner said. Conferences aside, the HOSA club at Ledford also emphasizes community involvement, something Heather Looney, a senior and vice-president of the club, loves about the group. â€œItâ€™s a way for me to give back to my community,â€? she said. HOSA members participate in charity walks and blood drives, as well as job shadows at local
Thomasville Charles C. Rutherford, 70 Other areas â€œChubâ€? Temple, 80 Evelyn S. Underwood, 89 Roby E. Watson, 54 TIMES PHOTO/ERIN WILTGEN
Ten students from Ledford High Schoolâ€™s HOSA program will travel to Orlando, Florida on June 23-26, to compete in the National Competition. medical facilities. â€œHOSA is an extension of the classroom where the student actually learns the knowledge in class and through HOSA they put that to use,â€? Turner said. By meeting local medical professionals, students learn how to present themselves in the real world. â€œThey learn as future health care providers, theyâ€™re going to be involved in the health and well-being of the public and serving others and the fact that health care is not just a job, itâ€™s a mission. HOSA lets us practice those skills and those ideals.â€? Even those students who eventually decide they donâ€™t want to go into medicine still gain from their participation in the group, Turner said. Looney, for example, has shifted her future goals
from medicine to forensics. â€œSomeday they might be a mom or a dad or someone on the street who sees someone faint,â€? she said. â€œItâ€™s life skills.â€? Those skills include leadership, presentation, analytical thinking, applying knowledge, selfesteem and confidence, Turner said. For those students who do study medicine in college, HOSA tends to give them a leg-up. â€œTheyâ€™re already familiar with health skills terminology that boost them up in the program a little bit,â€? she said. â€œTheyâ€™re potentially improving the future health care.â€? The conferences build upon these skills, offering the kids a chance to practice what theyâ€™ve learned outside the classroom. â€œHOSA is a perfect opportunity because it gives us world experiences,â€?
said Chad Day, a senior member of HOSA who hopes to go into pediatric oncology. Besides just the experiences and knowledge gained, HOSA members are also eligible for various scholarships at the regional, state and national level. The scholarship applications have nothing to do with whether or not students advance to state and national conferences. Turner will spend the next few months working with her medalists to perfect their skills and fundraise for the trip. Whatever happens in Florida, Turner said the experience will be good for the students. â€œThe reward to be a nationally recognized student is phenomenal,â€? she said. â€œAs a state or national medalist, itâ€™s very important for them as they grow and mature.â€?
From page 1 tury old. â€œItâ€™s very special,â€? Bentley said. â€œI was overwhelmed. This is the first time a school has ever given money to the program. I think it says a lot about what this program means and the impact it has on their lives. The money will go for more books.â€? In addition to the $200, students also presented Bentley with the lifeline that keeps her program going â€” a material donation. Bentley received three boxes of material a TPS teacher found in her grandmotherâ€™s attic that will one day be transformed into stuffed teddy bears, hand crafted from scratch. In an average year, Bentleyâ€™s program distributes an estimated 5,000 bears to students. Each bear takes an average of four to five hours to create. The patterns are cut from donated material, stuffed, decorated and sewn up by hand. A back pack is then attached to the bear where a book is placed before being turned over to its new owner. Bentley said she currently has seven volunteers helping create the bears. â€œItâ€™s a lot of work,â€? said Bentley. â€œTo think [the children] collected their pennies to do this means a lot. We did a kindergarten class in Aruba last month and they were just fascinated. They had never had anything like it before. Itâ€™s going around.â€?
â€œChubâ€? Temple WADMALAW ISLAND, S.C. â€” Shelburne â€œChubâ€? Temple, age 80, of Wadmalaw Island, S.C., died suddenly Saturday, April 17, 2010. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Reeds Baptist Church. Arrangements by Davidson Funeral Home, Lexington.
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Evelyn S. Underwood GREENSBORO â€” Evelyn Shoaf Underwood, age 89, of Greensboro, formerly of Lexington, died Sunday morning. Born in Davidson County, Dec. 30, 1920, to Harvey R. Shoaf and Bessie V. Shoaf, she was retired
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From left, are Connie Hicks, Doris Ryals and Marie Bentley. TPS presented Bentley with a $200 donation for her Smart Bear program that encourages reading. Bentleyâ€™s program originated as Hug-A-Bears and was used primarily by police and fire departments for children who have been affected by a house fire or an injury. In addition to Smart Bears, Bentley and her staff also create heart pillows for Moses Cone Hospital that are used by patients in intensive care. Due to the struggling economy and lack of essential donations, Bentley said she is going to have to stop the heart pillows program. â€œWhen I was working with Guilford County Schools, [Bentley] would try to do all 70 schools,â€? said Connie Hicks, a volunteer with the program. â€œThomasville is the first school to even think about a collection. Itâ€™s overwhelming. [Bentley]
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Track Warriors Wilson, York claim weekend wins at Caraway Speedway. See Page 8
HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER
Lady Eagles fall to rival Salisbury, 4-1 CALENDAR TODAY BASEBALL Thomasville @ C. Davidson 4:30 p.m. BASEBALL Lexington @ E. Davidson 7 p.m. BASEBALL NE Guilford @ Ledford 7 p.m. GOLF E. Davidson @ SW Randolph 3:30 p.m. SOFTBALL C. Davidson @ Thomasville 4:30 p.m. SOFTBALL E. Davidson @ Lexington 4:30 p.m. SOFTBALL NE Guilford @ Ledford 7 p.m.
BY ZACH KEPLEY Sports Editor One of the best year after year in the Central Carolina Conference, the Salisbury Hornets proved to East Davidson Monday evening that it plans on being at the top once again in 2010. The Hornets built a threegoal lead and held their ground, giving the Lady Golden Eagles a 4-1 loss at Brown Middle School. Salisbury (11-2-1, 4-0) accounted for their first goal of the evening on a perfectly played ball from the wing. Marlee Murphy received a pass on the left side and immediately looked up to see her options. She picked the right one across the middle, as she hit a streaking Katherine Heidt, who placed her foot on the ball and sent it into the back of the net. It would be a while before the Hornets scored again, but they were not being challenged by the Lady Golden Eagles on the other end. Scoring chances were very few in the opening half for East, partially due to the fact that the Hornets were winning many of the free balls in the midfield. “We got beat to a lot of balls in the midfield, but as you can see, they are a wellrounded team and have always had good players,” said East coach Paul McIntyre. Though not playing its best, East still had a chance to escape with only a onegoal deficit. Sierra Davis changed that. Salisbury’s Jenna Bryan
played a long ball to her teammate Davis, who took advantage of a misplay by an East defender and raced in to score the goal. The score remained 2-0 at the break, but Salisbury would add a little insurance early in the second 40 minutes. Only five minutes in, Heidt knocked in her second tally of the night, giving the visiting Hornets a 3-0 advantage. East showed improvement in the second half and saw its scoring chances increase, and would soon make sure they got something to show for on the evening. The Golden Eagles (4-7, 32) broke through in the 49th minute, using a misplay by Salisbury goalie Olivia Rankin to get it. Taylor Hallman sent a booming kick high into the air flying towards Rankin. She came forward to make the catch, but lost the handle over her head and fell down. Haley Grimsley found herself in the right spot, racing around Rankin and punching the ball through. East would have a few more chances late, but the Salisbury defense covered every mark they needed to. Salisbury clinched the win with under three minutes left with their fourth goal. “We are fortunate to be able to play a team of that caliber, because it only makes us better,” said McIntyre. Sports Editor Zach Kepley can be reached at 888-3631, or at email@example.com.
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East Davidson forward Haley Grimsley tries to shield off a Salisbury Hornet defender while keeping control of the ball on Monday.
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WEDNESDAY BASEBALL So. Guilford @ E. Davidson 7 p.m. SOCCER Thomasville @ C. Davidson 7 p.m. SOFTBALL E. Davidson @ Randleman 6 p.m. TENNIS Thomasville @ Lexington 4 p.m. TENNIS E. Davidson @ Salisbury 4 p.m.
Hamlin last man standing at Texas
Bowman Gray picks up new sponsors
NASCARMEDIA.COM FORT WORTH, TEXAS — Denny Hamlin might have had a hard time climbing in his race car because of his bum knee but he certainly had no problem climbing from 29th starting position to Victory Lane. Hamlin, who had knee surgery recently, held off a hard-charging Jimmie Johnson to win Monday’s Samsung Mobile 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway. A big crowd, in excess of 100,000, braved two days of steady rain and hung around for a race that delivered what Texas is known for — extraordinary things. A multi-car accident just 20 laps from the finish set the stage for the blazing shootout between Hamlin and Johnson. The four-time Sprint Cup champion took on four tires at the finish while Hamlin took only two and Johnson whittled Hamlin’s lead from three seconds to thousandths of a second. It was Hamlin’s second win of the season and boosted him back in the top 12 in the points positions. He won at Martinsville earlier this season and took advantage of
Truex, Jr., Greg Biffle and last week’s race winner Ryan Newman. Burton wound up eleventh. NASCAR threw a precautionary- caution at Lap 25 so teams could take a look at tire wear on the green race track. Two days of steady rain, two inches in the local area, had washed away whatever rubber was on the race track. Pole-sitter Stewart led the first 20 laps then Biffle moved in front
Bowman Gray Stadium ushers in the 2010 season with some new features in their racing lineup as well as some new sponsors backing the racing action. Former Stadium competitor, Steve Plemmons, makes his return to Bowman Gray Stadium — but this time he’ll be doing so as a sponsor. Bill Plemmons RV World®, owned and operated by Steve Plemmons, will take over the sponsorship of the 2010 Modified Series. Plemmons started at the Stadium as a crew member for Paul Radford’s Modified in the 1970’s and quickly fell in love with Stadium racing. He tried his hand in the former “Blunderbust” Division, winning the third race of his first season and finishing second in the points. The next year, he made the leap to the Sportsman Division and encountered similar success. In just six seasons in the Sportsman Division, Plemmons racked up 30 wins — having his best season in 1983 with ten victories.
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Hamlin celebrates his win at Texas on Monday. the Easter Break to have his knee repaired, an injury suffered in a pickup basketball game. His win Sunday came after race leader and four-time champion Jeff Gordon, along with other frontrunners, were eliminated in a free-forall accident on an earlier restart. With Jeff Burton leading at the time, Tony Stewart, Gordon, Carl Edwards, Joey Logano, Clint Bowyer, Juan Pablo Montoya, Jamie McMurray and Paul Menard wadded up on the front-
stretch trioval with every one of them gunning for the front. It was one of those racing accidents where you just cannot pack twenty pounds in a two-pound sack. Hamlin, Johnson and Hamlin’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch managed to dodge the wreck and wound up capturing the top three spots in the race. Rounding out the top 10 finish positions were Kurt Busch, Kasey Kahne, Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Martin
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Wilson, York claim wins at Caraway Speedway
AREA SPORTS BRIEFS It was an easy day on the diamond for East Davidson as the Lady Golden Eagles zipped by Salisbury 17-0 in three innings on Friday in Salisbury. Spencer Embler paced the hit attack with four hits and four RBIs, followed by Natalie Naturile with two hits and four runs scored, Morgan Gallimore two hits, two RBIs and three runs, Kristin Calhoun two hits, Paige Byrd two hits and three runs and Brittany Osborne two hits. East is 4-1 in the CCC, 9-4 overall.
Lady Panthers roll Ledford dealt Southern Guilford a 13-1, five-inning loss Friday evening on the road. Meg Everhart got the win striking out eight. Jessica Christian batted 3-for-3 with four RBIs, Mel Green was 3-for-3, Ashley Best had two hits and an RBI as did Jen Stilley. The Lady Panthers hold a 10-4 record (4-1 MPC).
BASEBALL Vital win for Eagles Tyler Lequire (4-3) capped off his memorable week on Friday pitching East Davidson to a 3-0, CCC win over first place Salisbury. Lequire allowed just two hits as the Golden Eagles are now locked in a threeway tie for first with the Hornets and Central Davidson at 4-1. Justin Hulin and Justin Mounts each had two hits while Davin Lawson had two RBIs. East is 9-5 overall.
Ledford JVs quiet Storm Duke Boger pitched four scoreless innings to pick up the win in a 12-0, five-inning Ledford victory Friday over Southern Guilford. Jordan Anderson had two hits for the Panthers.
Post 87 tryouts The Post 87 HiToms will hold tryouts for their senior and junior legion teams May 8 at Trinity High School. The HiToms will be fielding two junior squads this summer so all interested parties are invited to the training session. The tryout will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at noon. To reserve a spot email
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BASKETBALL DCCC offers camp Davidson County Community College will conduct a camp June 28July 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. For questions, contact coach Matt Ridge at 2393819.
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 contact Jennifer Barbee Swift at 495-2734.
ASHEBORO — Caraway Speedway hosted Twin 75-lap Late Model Stock events in which Reidsville’s Jason York
TEXAS From page 7 before the mandatory competition caution fell. When racing resumed on Lap 33, Biffle was still out front, but Stewart quickly took the lead and Kyle Busch moved into second. Johnson was third and Earnhardt had moved into fourth. Biffle dropped back in the field, down to seventh. By Lap 50, Johnson had taken the lead. Stewart was second, Earnhardt third, Gordon fourth and Bowyer fifth. At this early point in the race, it appeared Johnson was liking the new spoiler that replaced the wing on the rear of the car. Monday was the first race on a big
NEW From page 7 Plemmons has many fond memories of the Stadium. “In 1983, we won the first four events straight in a row — one night a double header and the first six out of then!” said Plemmons. “What makes it such a good memory is that we built our cars ourselves. We built it totally. We built our own frame, our own engines, transmissions, rear ends — we even did our own body and paint.” “And in 1983, we were able to put that car on the track for $12,000,” said Plemmons. “We were running against a $45,000 Thunderbird — and we would consistently run with them or outrun them. That’s a fond memory when you could beat a car that costs four times what yours did.” Being voted “Most Popular Driver” in 1981 ranks high as a good memory for Plemmons, but the best memory by
captured the Bud Pole Award and the win. Travis Swaim of High Point, Dan Moore of Bear Creek, Corey Strickland of Dunn and Ryan Wilson of Randleman round
out the top five. In the second twin Wilson took home the win. Swaim, York, Ryan Robertson of Walkertwon and Strickland rounded out the top five.
In the Custom Steel Fabricators Super Mini Truck event Scottie York of Asheboro took home the win.
track with the spoiler. The spoiler was raced for the first time this year at Martinsville and most drivers said they couldn’t tell much difference. Earnhardt took over second place on Lap 67. Ten laps later, he passed Johnson for the lead. The caution came out on Lap 80 for debris on the track after Brian Vickers spun when his Toyota cut a right rear tire. When the race resumed on Lap 84, Stewart was back out front with Earnhardt second. Another caution on Lap 100 for debris on the track (Vickers’ Toyota had another tire problem) slowed the field again. Johnson told his crew he might have run over Vickers’ tire carcass before the caution.
When the track was cleaned up and the green flag waved again at Lap 107, the front of the pack was sprinkled with cars that only took two tires, including leader Earnhardt, Burton, Gordon, McMurray and Stewart. Sam Hornish brought out another caution on Lap 110. The restart on Lap 116 had Earnhardt out front with McMurray second. However McMurray, the Daytona 500 winner, took over the top spot one lap later. Reutimann, Hamlin and Kurt Busch were running in the top five. Burton dropped way back in the field (23rd) after running up front all day as the result of a pass-through penalty for hitting the commitment cone on pit road. Earnhardt, meanwhile,
regained the lead on lap 127 when he took the high line around McMurray in Turn 1. Earnhardt’s performance at this point in the race had the Earnhardt Army of fans sitting on top of the world. It has been a long, dry spell since Earnhardt won a race — his last victory coming at Michigan in 2008, 64 races ago. By the halfway point of the race, Gordon and Johnson were back up front and Earnhardt was back in 18th due to pit cycles. Gordon led with Johnson second but Montoya took second when Johnson pitted and then took the lead when Gordon pitted. Montoya pitted in sequence with Gordon and Johnson and that put Earnhardt back out front again.
far is keeping his integrity. “We had a successful run, and I never cheated. I followed the rules,” said Plemmons. “If I had cheated, when I laid my head on my pillow — I would’ve known it. I would’ve known I really didn’t win it the right way. And as I look back 24 years later, I can say that what we accomplished — we really earned it. It was real.” Plemmons set aside his racing aspirations to concentrate on business and family: working at, and eventually owning, Bill Plemmons RV World®. He is now excited to sponsor the Modified Series at the track that holds so many memories for him. “I never felt right about sponsoring one car: that’s like choosing sides,” said Plemmons. “Now I’m sponsoring the whole division and not just one car.” “We’ve been blessed enough to expand Bill Plemmons RV World® to Raleigh and Charlotte. With our three locations, we are offering the RV lifestyle to 5 million plus
people,” said Plemmons. “We know that camping builds strong families. And Bowman Gray Stadium is about family too.” In addition to sponsoring the Modified Series, Bill Plemmons RV World® will bring you the Bill Plemmons RV World® 100 on May 8 — the first race of the season with the infamous full-field draw. The first “One Dollar Ladies’ Night” will be brought to you on May 1 by a new sponsor: WSSU Motorsports Management. Great Clips will be yet another new organization to bring you a Ladies’ Night on July 10. On July 24, Sheetz brings you yet another budget-friendly Ladies’ Night in addition to one of the most anticipated new events of the season: the Sheetz Twin 50-lap Modified races. The nor-
mal 25-lap Modified double-headers will increase on this night to two 50lappers, giving competitors twice the chance to charge their way to the front and giving fans twice the racing action. On Aug. 6 and 7, Bowman Gray Stadium will host the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour for the Strutmasters.com Weekend — a two-day event featuring the Strutmasters.com 199. K&N Filters brings you the Street Stock 50lapper: the longest and most prestigious race of the season for the Street Stock series. In the Sportsman Series, the Center For Clinical Research Sportsman 100 and the Baity’s Discount Tire Sales Sportsman 60 will be the premiere events for the Sportsman Series in 2010.
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The 12th annual Rolling In The Valley Bicycle Ride is this Saturday. The event is sponsored by the Silver Valley Civitan Club with proceeds used to support Civitan service projects that benefit people with disabilities. Distribution of funds to schools and agencies were made April 12. On-site registration begins at 7 a.m. and the ride will start at 8 from Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. The church is located at the county line at 8131 Old Highway 64. The entry fee is $30 per rider and each cyclist must wear an approved helmet. Riders may choose from courses of 8, 25 and 50 miles over rural paved roads of Davidson and Randolph Counties. Safety teams will patrol all three courses. A variety of refreshments will be available before
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The Rolling in the Valley bicycle ride will take place this Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. and during the ride with a spaghetti lunch served afterward. Forms may be obtained by contacting Chris Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 249-8656. Civitan International is a worldwide commu-
nity service organization with clubs located in 30 nations. Civitan clubs are dedicated to serving individual and community needs with an emphasis on people with developmental disabilities.
Winners of the Hospice of DC golf tournament with their awards.
Golf tourney raises funds for Hospice of DC patients TIMES STAFF REPORT Hospice of Davidson County held their 3rd Annual Golf Benefit on Saturday, April 10, at the Lexington Golf Club. The event kicked off with a 50/50 helicopter ball drop courtesy of Helivision, of Concord, and a fajita bar luncheon hosted by The City Club. Fourteen teams competed for a number of prizes. First place went to Jimmy Troutman, Fred Smith, Tony Cook and Butch Leonard, representing Troutman’s BBQ. Second place team members included David Shaw, Mike Davis, David Payne and Don Ross. Justin Sink, Eric Tang and Rodney Owens were closest to the pin winners on the Par 3’s. Other winners included Paul Lohr, longest drive; Dave Harris, straightest drive; Tony Cook, 50/50 winner; and David Yates, drawing. Over $5,500 was raised at the event with proceeds to provide special-
ized care for Davidson County patients with terminal illness and their families. Last year 200 patients were cared for in the county’s first in-patient facility, /The Henry Etta and Bruce Hinkle Hospice House. An additional 350 patients received services through the Home Care Program. Hospice of Davidson County is a nonprofit, United Way agency providing medical, psychosocial, spiritual and bereavement services for the terminally ill. Hospice of DC is approved by the Accreditation Commission of Health Care, a further recognition of the excellence of our healthcare practices. For more information regarding Hospice of DC services and opportunities for involvement, contact Laura Owen, Director of Communications and Development, at 4742078 or via email: lowen@ hospiceofdavidson.org <mailto:email@example.com.
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â€œWe thought that was intrusive,â€? Styers said. Both Yemm and political activist, Barney Hill, opposed the ordinance. Hill said that the privilege license was directed at stupid people and evil people â€“ stupid people who didnâ€™t know they had to disclose their business to the city and evil people who wanted to hide their business from the city. However, Hill pointed out that with this ordinance, stupid and evil people will still fall through the cracks. â€œThe net effect is to punish those who are neither stupid nor evil,â€? Hill said. Yemm listed a series of reasons why he opposed the license. He said that the council couldnâ€™t have wanted the registry of businesses that badly or it would have approved his offer to call every business in town. â€œIf someone had taken me up on this offer or even volunteered to help, we wouldâ€™ve had the list months ago,â€? he said. The $50 fee also bothered Yemm, especially given the accruing costs from year to year, he said. â€œSure itâ€™s just $50 extra paid for the city â€“ on top of any extra you might have to pay for the county on top of any extra you might have to pay to the state on top of any extra you might have to pay to the federal government,â€? Yemm said. Citing a comment made at the City Council retreat that the fee was only $50 and if a business couldnâ€™t afford that it shouldnâ€™t be in business, Yemm said that if a company added up the fees it
paid in privilege licenses, maybe it could hire a new employee. â€œItâ€™s unfortunate to tax 99 percent of legitimate businesses in order to protect the public from the one percent of illegitimate businesses,â€? he said. The budget amendment for the ordinance â€“ also approved by a vote of 6-1 â€“ totals to $24,000 and includes a new staff position to be filled by June 1.
The council also approved a resolution regarding the residency of a new city manager, a topic Councilman Neil Grimes said was not a new issue. â€œWe have been talking about this for two terms now,â€? Grimes said. â€œI think some of the excitement that has been in the press lately has been due in a large part to a misunderstanding.â€?
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