HEALTH Dr. David Lipschitz discusses the ongoing mammogram debate. See Page 4
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
SPORTS DCCC men’s basketball coach offers an outlook for the upcoming season. See Page 7
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Council meeting turns to WWI history lesson BY ERIN WILTGEN Staff Writer
Thomasville City Council took a jaunt back in time Monday night as Jim Little recounted Thomasville’s impact on World War I. Little, dressed in a World War I uniform, presented Mayor Joe Bennett with a copy of his book “Fathers of the Greatest Generation: The Thomasville Blues,” a
historical account of the Chair City’s N.C. National Guard unit. “It is not on my behalf, it is to the City of Thomasville,” Bennett said of accepting the book. “Jim is an extreme historian of the military and what has taken place, particularly here in Davidson County. The parade chairman for the Memorial Committee, Little’s involvement with Memorial Day
‘What I found out has community implications, county implications, state implications.’ — Jim Little Historian inspired him to further research his grandfather, 1st Lt. Robert O. Little, who died in 1947 when his grandson was only two years old.
“I thought I would like to find out something about him,” Little said. “What I found out has community implications, county implications,
state implications.” Robert Little was a part of a N.C. National Guard unit, called the Thomasville Blues, that existed 100 years ago, from 1909 to 1919. Robert first served on the border with Mexico before being shipped overseas to fight in the world war. That unit – which included soldiers from Lexington, Asheboro and Thomasville – became part of the 120th Infantry, 30th Divi-
Watford brings business experience to the table
BY ERIN WILTGEN Staff Writer
BY ERIN WILTGEN Staff Writer
TRIP BACK IN TIME Piedmont Crossing residents, friends and family were entertained with a ‘Rock & Roll Favorites’ concert performed by the Senior Class Choral Group on Friday. There was a ‘Whole Lot of Shakin’ Going On’ as everyone took a nostalgic stroll back to the ‘50s and ‘60s — bobby socks, saddle shoes, rolled jeans and vintage circle skirts — while enjoying the boogie woogie favorites from the Rock & Roll era. Organized in 2007, the Senior Class is composed of 21 members, which includes co-directors, Dennis and Anne Eaton, pianist, Mark Kirkman, a drummer and a guitarist.
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Evans has new ideas for sheriff ’s ofﬁce
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Book signing to feature local author
Phyllis Stump, awardwinning author and playwright, will have a book signing of her most recent novel “The Story of a Mountain Midwife’ at Monkeez Brew, 32 E. Main St., on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. Signed copies cost $14, and $5 from each book sold will be donated to Communities in Schools of Thomasville. In her novel, Stump, who taught at four different high schools in Davidson County — Thomasville, East Davidson, Lexington and Westchester Academy — reveals the life of Orlene Puckett, a midwife who helped birth 1,000 children in Carroll, Patrick and Floyd counties. When Stump, a Thomasville native and Lexington resident, stumbled
sion, which was placed under British command. And that unit broke the Hindenburg Line, the last line of defenses the Germans built in northeastern France. “It was the last defense they had,” Little said. “There was nothing else the Germans could do. In a sense, our folks from the Thomasville area are the ones who broke the
BY ELIOT DUKE Staff Writer Democrat Tommy Evans is hoping he can be a fresh new face for a sheriff ’s office that is coming off a decade some would like to forget. Evans, a lifetime Thomasville resident, will challenge Republican incumbent David Grice on Nov. 2 for the right to lead the Evans Davidson County Sheriff ’s Office over the next four years. With a storied career in law enforcement behind him, Evans feels he is in the right place at the right time in his life to reinstate public trust in a department some feel remains tarnished by the Gerald Hege scandal of 2004.
‘I feel I can bring resources back to the county from my experiences that can thrust the sheriff’s office forward.’ — Tommy Evans “I have no disrespect towards [Sheriff Grice],” Evans said. “I feel I can bring resources back to the county from my experiences that can thrust the sheriff ’s office forward and to a higher level. That’s my main goal. I realize there were complications in the sheriff ’s office and a lot of serious things happened. I would love to be the new face that erases the gray. It’s going to be a dif-
2010 ELECTION ficult thing to do and given the opportunity, I will work as diligently as anyone in that arena.” Starting his career at Thomasville Police Department in 1978, Evans steadily climbed the law enforcement ladder over the next 30 years, earning recognition from the U.S. Attorneys Office and receiving the Order of the Long Leaf Pine award form the Governor’s Office. From his experiences, Evans wants to bring citizens of Davidson County a feeling that they are not alone following a crime. One of Evans’ goals should he become sheriff would be to appoint a coordinator for victim relief, giving citizens someone they can turn to in
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Sam Watford, Republican incumbent from Thomasville, will compete for one of four spots for Davidson County Commissioner in the November election. C u r rently the vice-chairman of the Watford board, Watford is serving his second term, He owns and operates Watford Construction Company, and is a licensed plumbing contractor and a private pilot. “As an incumbent, I feel like we just kind of run on what we have done,” he said. “I try to serve my county to the best of my abilities. I try to bring a little common sense to the board, and a little business sense.” Watford already has put that business sense to use. Though the board previously had a system in place to grant incentives to companies looking to invest $1 million or more in the county, Watford introduced a plan about a year go to widen that grant program to include smaller businesses. “I’m a small business man myself,” he said. “There’s no question about whether we are the backbone of the economy in this country.” Watford’s plan changes the standards of incentive grants to include companies proposing less than a $1 million investment. “As far as government goes, that’s about all
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Planning and Zoning Board workshop The Davidson County Planning and Zoning Board will hold a special workshop today at 5 p.m. in the Commissioners Meeting Room on the fourth floor of the Governmental Center, 913 Greensboro St., in Lexington. The workshop is for educational purposes to allow planning staff and board members to become more familiar with proposed changes to the County Zoning Ordinance. Land use planning consultants from Piedmont Triad Council of Governments will help lead the workshop. The workshop is being held just prior to the start of the Planning Board’s regular meeting at 6 p.m. If more time is necessary for the workshop, it will continue following the conclusion of the Planning Board’s regular meeting.
Relay For Life fundraising
Motivated Movers, a team participating in the 2011 Relay For Life of Davidson County, would like to announce that its fundraising efforts are underway. The team is using an online company called Fun Pasta to raise money for the local American Cancer Society. Fun Pasta Fundraising, whose pasta is created in over 300 different shapes like animal paws or holiday shapes, is a family-owned business based out of Nashville, Tenn. To donate, visit Fun Pasta’s Web site at http://www.funpastafundraising.com/shop/motivatedmovers.
Host families sought for foreign exchange students
International Fellowship, a nonprofit exchange student program in business for more than 50 years, is looking for volunteer families or individuals to host foreign exchange students during the coming school year. These high school students from abroad will be here for a full academic year or for a semester. Students have their own spending mon-
Low Back Class The Fitness Center at High Point Regional Health System is offering a progressive exercise class designed to help individuals alleviate and or prevent both acute and chronic low back discomfort. The class will take place at The Fitness Center at High Point Regional, 601 North Elm St. in High Point. Classes begin today and meet every Tuesday and Thursday for four weeks from 7:15 to 8 a.m. A series of exercises will be taught which isolate the key muscle groups responsible for low back stability and integrity. In addition to wearing loose-fitted clothing that will allow freedom of movement, participants must be able to physically get up and down off the floor as most exercises are performed while lying on an exercise mat. Along with the formal instruction, a handout describing each exercise will be provided so that the program can be continued at home for optimal results. Back safety tips are also discussed. The cost is $50 for current members and High Point Regional employees and $65
for non-members. This class is ideal for those individuals who may be suffering or have suffered from either acute or chronic low back discomfort and is also beneficial for those who may still experience discomfort even after surgery or other treatments. For more information or to sign up, call (336) 878-6221. Space is limited.
Day of Hope at Pizza Hut Relay For Life of Davidson County will be hosting a Day of Hope at Pizza Hut on 129 Lowes Blvd. in Lexington on Wednesday, Oct. 20. A portion of the proceeds made during 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. will be donated to the American Cancer Society. For a free ticket or for more information, contact Amanda Turner at email@example.com. The ticket must be presented at the restaurant in order for the DCCC Relay For Life team to receive credit.
Business After Hours Thomasville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold Business After Hours on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 1673 Aviation Way, in Lexington. This is a joint business networking event with the Lexington Chamber. It is a great opportunity to connect with new business prospects and check out a great asset, the Davidson County Airport.
A Lite Holiday Cooperative Extension will hold a Lite Holiday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 21, 2010, at Guilford County Ag Center, in Greensboro. The event includes a variety of topics including green decorations, gifts on a shoestring, holiday foods, caring for holiday plants, creative gifts ideas, turkey talk and more. Registration fee is $5, which includes idea booklet, recipes, refreshments and more. Seating is limited. To register, call the Extension office at (336)375-5876. The program is sponsored by Advocates for Cooperative Extension (ACE) volunteers. ACE is dedicated to strengthening families through informal educational opportunities that share practical information for improving family life.
This Week in History Oct. 17, 1978 STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Two Americans, Dr. Arno A. Penzias and Dr. Robert W. Wilson, whose work with microwave radiation supported the “big bang” theory of the creation of the universe, shared the Nobel Prize in physics with a Russian scientist, professor Pyotr Leontevitch Kapitsa, of Moscow. The Americans both worked at the Bell Telephone Laboratories of New Jersey. Kapitsa was honored for his work in low-temperature physics. Six of the nine men named to receive Nobel prizes in 1978 were Americans, sharing in physics and medicine and winning outright in literature and economics.
Oct. 17, 1986 NIAGRA FALLS, N.Y. — Two college students, Michael Viscosi and Harry Kallet of Niagra University, faced disorderly conduct charges and three other minor violations after attempting to be the first duo over Niagra Falls. The two bailed out of the leaking barrel and clung for an hour to a rocky outcropping, the only thing separating them from a fatal 176-foot plunge. A U.S. Army helicopter hovered overhead as the two were pulled by safety lines from the 8-by-2-foot clump of shrubs, rocks and mud 200 yards above Horseshoe Falls. The students were nearly killed, officials said, and the barrel was torn to shreds.
Oct. 19, 1989 Thomasville Furniture Industries introduced two very realistic animal prints in Ultra Suede to buyers at the fall furniture market — leopard and cheetah. The fabric was showcased on two of Thomasville’s existing chair frames — a French occasional chair and an armchair with an ottoman.
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FROM PAGE 1 AUTHOR From page 1 upon Puckett’s folklore, she was intrigued. She wrote and performed numerous plays depicting Puckett’s life, and later wrote the historical novel depicting the last three weeks of Puckett’s life. “The story is just really inspirational,” said Stump. “It has all the elements that I think draw people to the human interest. It’s just a marvelous story.” Puckett lost 24 infants between 1862 and 1881, according to some accounts. It is said that the first child, Julia Ann, actually lived for a few months and maybe even two years before she died. None of the others lived that long — they either died as infants or were stillborn. Twenty of those babies now lay in graves in a cemetery in Patrick County, buried facing Doe Run Mountain, while the later four were buried on top of the mountain where Puckett and her husband, John, moved in her 50s. “When her husband brought her up here to the mountains, she started to catch other people’s babies and supposedly delivered more than 1,000 here in the area without losing a mother or a baby,” Stump said. Stump’s story focuses on the last three weeks of her life, after developers of the Blue Ridge Parkway kicked her off of her property. “When the parkway came through, when they started building it, they took
HISTORY From page 1 backs of the Germans.” Some memorabilia from World War I rests on display in City Hall. “The folks back in that day were much smaller than the two of us, and I’m not talking about just the middle but in height,” Bennett said. “If you love history, if you just go there and stand there for a few minutes you can really get wrapped up in it.” Copies of Little’s book are available at the Davidson County Library and the Museum in Lexington. City Council also voted to rezone Central Parts, LLC, at 708 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, from a light industrial district to a heavy industrial district. This change allows the salvage parts company to have a junk yard on site. A company representative assured the council that not only would Central Parts be more than willing to comply with any additional regulations to new zoning required but would also provide jobs to the city. Central Parts currently employs five people and hopes to hire 15 more over the next few years if business continues to
her land, they tore down her cabin,” Stump said. Though some people have told Stump that Puckett lived six weeks after they razed her cabin, the author chose to stick with the three-week version of the tale. Legend has it that Puckett moved in with her niece. That cabin still stands today, or was reconstructed, as the Puckett Cabin. Stump said that since Puckett never learned to read or write, she never had the ability to tell her tale. “She didn’t have the ability to put all of this information down anywhere, it’s just by word of mouth,” Stump said. Puckett supposedly died in 1939, reputedly devastated after seeing her home destroyed and land taken for the parkway. Stump’s book came out of the plays she wrote after stumbling across Puckett’s legend when she and her husband brought a cabin right behind the Puckett Cabin in 2001. “Her story is still vital, it’s still inspirational,” Stump said. “The life was just so hard — her story just caught up to me and really pulled me into it. She’s an example of an American pioneer. Midwives were so important in the culture of this country.” For more information on Thursday’s book signing, call (336) 474-4233 or (336) 474-4245.
All entries in the section are based on information provided in police reports from the Thomasville Police Department.
Sept. 11 • Johnna Jean Johnson (WF, 32) arrested on charge of resist, delay, obsruct at 8 Goforth Drive.
Sept. 12 • Todd Elmer Lambeth (WM, 23) arrested on charge of pssession of a controlled substance at Cloniger Drive. • Gregory Laverne Kennedy (BM, 37) arrested on charge of assault on a female at 2 Pineywood Court.
Sept. 17 • Joey Dwayne Justus (WM, 23) arrested on charge of larceny at 631 Liberty Drive. • Robert Eugene Amerson (WM, 53) arrested on charge of assault by pointing a gun at 206 Warner St.
• Robert Eugene Amerson (WM, 28) arrested on charge of assault with adeadly weapon at 207 Warner St. • Vincent Michael Edwards (WM, 33) arrested on charge of larceny at 1019 Randolph St. • Ashley Vay Munesy (WF, 22) arrested on charge of failure to appear at 911 Carolina Ave. • Michael Anthony Fritts (WM, 29) arrested on charge of weapon possession by a felon at 7 W. Guilford St. • Jesse Logan Elberson (WM, 23) arrested on charge of larceny at 210 W. Colonial Drive. • Paula Jean Grant (WF, 40) arrested on charge of possession of a controlled substance at 1587 Liberty Drive. • Dylan Bryant Vestal (WM, 18) arrested on charge of felony larceny at 1585 Liberty Drive. • Edwin Flores Jr. (WM, 36) arrested on charge of disorderly conduct at 11 Pine St.
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grow as it has. The property is surrounded on three sides by forest, which provides a natural buffer, and Central Parts representatives said the fencing along the front would be covered to meet code. “In view of the fact that they are more than willing to go ahead and fix the fencing if it’s required, I make the motion to go ahead and approve this request,” Council Member Pat Shelton said. Council Member David Yemm, however, opposed the rezoning, saying that the presence of a junkyard could adversely affect residential properties nearby. Yemm said that when he drove by the property, he could see salvage and junk cars even over the fence. “I’m just afraid that if this goes to [heavy industrial], they’re just doing a junkyard now, but it kind of opens the doors for any other thing,” Yemm said. “They might have a 6-foot-high fence that may be 90 percent opaque, but you can still drive down the road and see in.” The rezoning passed with a 6-1 vote. In other news, the council: Approved an incentive grant to Project Z, which plans to invest $2 million and provide 20 jobs with an average hourly wage exceeding the county av-
erage. The grant would be .0028 times the total investment in plant, machinery and equipment not to exceed $5,400 each year for five years. Approved a revision to the Governor’s Highway Safety Grant of $4,999 for checkpoint equipment and a light that will help increase visibility and ensure officer safety. “Last night, I did join the police department on a licensed check point,” Yemm said. “Although there were streetlights around, it was hard to see. This equipment will definitely help them see, especially late at night for the safety of our officers.” Awarded RBC Bank for Installment Financing. Discussed economic development and attorney/ client matters in closed session.
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Routine mammograms target of ongoing debate LIFELONG HEALTH
DR. DAVID LIPSCHITZ Syndicated Columnist
Last year, the U.S. Preventive Service Task Force released several new recommendations for mammograms, igniting a passionate national debate on the risk and benefit of this treatment. A panel of medical experts analyzed the data on mammograms and, based on their findings, recommended that mammograms be done less frequently for women at low risk of breast cancer. They advised that there was no evidence of benefit for women over age 75, and that most women should have their first mammogram at age 50 rather than age 40. Many saw this as a personal attack against one of the holy grails of breast cancer prevention and, sadly, the argument was never truly resolved. However, more information recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine further casts doubt on the benefits of population-wide mammography, almost definitively showing that mammograms are of limited value in reducing deaths from breast cancer. This research was based on a study performed in Norway in the late 1990s. Norway rolled out a nationwide program for annual mammograms on women between the ages of 50 and 69. Because the program was implemented gradually it was possible to compare death rates from breast cancer in two groups of women, half of whom had mammograms while the other half did not. Those who did not have mammograms were carefully
followed by a physician to detect cancer. A highly skilled multidisciplinary team of oncologists, radiotherapists and surgeons provided cutting-edge therapy for breast cancer in both groups. The patients receiving mammograms had a reduction in deaths from breast cancer of 10 percent, while those who did not receive the screening tests had a reduction in deaths of 8 percent. In other words, mammograms only contributed a disappointing 2 percent to the reduction in deaths. Despite exhaustive research and numerous clinical trials questioning the effectiveness of this breast cancer screening, mammograms remain a highly contentious issue among the medical community and the general public. Previous studies indicated that mammograms may contribute a 15 percent to 23 percent reduction in deaths, but this new data seem to link a greater cure rate to new treatments. The value of mammograms may be less today than it was 10 years ago. If mammograms only contribute to a 2 percent reduction in death, the negative effects of widespread screening become somewhat alarming. Mammograms would save less than one life if 2,500 women between the ages of 50 and 60 received a screening mammogram every year for 10 years. But of the 2,499 remaining women, more than 1,000 would identify a suspicious lesion that turned out be benign, and more than 500 would have a biopsy that proved to be negative. And there is also a suggestion that between five and 15 women would be overdiagnosed with breast cancer and be needlessly treated with surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy or a combination of both. So what can we learn from this information? First, health care providers and the general public must become as educated as possible
about the benefits and disadvantages of screening mammograms. Second, understand that once breast cancer is diagnosed, treatment by a highly skilled multidisciplinary team is critically important. There is merit to being treated at a breast center that may be affiliated with nationally funded cancer research groups. These centers practice in medical schools and many community hospitals and are uniquely suited to treat breast cancers. As more information becomes available, the recommendations of the task force become more rational. Mammograms in low-risk patients should begin at age 50 and should only be done every two years until age 75. High-risk patients should have the first mammogram at age 40 and have them annually until age 75. If a mammogram identifies a suspicious lesion that is proved not be cancerous, ask if the finding indicates an increased risk of cancer. Usually it does not, but if it does, screening mammograms may be needed more frequently. Confusion will likely continue to pervade almost every aspect of health care -- nothing is set in stone and medicine constantly changes. A rational and educated approach to health care is the key to assuring that every patient is treated appropriately. It is in our national interest to develop a health care system that practices the right care based on sound scientific evidence of benefit. To find out more about Dr. David Lipschitz and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.
Pictured is an architect’s rendering of Moses Cone Hospital’s expansion project, which includes the Alight Breast Cancer Center.
Moses Cone breaks ground for expansion TIMES STAFF REPORT The Moses Cone Regional Cancer Center broke ground Oct. 11 on a $15 million, 33,000-squarefoot expansion and renovation made possible, in part, by nearly $5 million in funding and contributions from the community. Announcements include the Alight Breast Cancer Center, which will be a new and dedicated breast cancer center made possible through gifts provided by Alight Founder Mary Gorrell Jones and her husband, Chuck, and Mary Jones’ mother, Sarah Gorrell. The second floor of the expansion will be named the Doris S. Tanger Center for Patient and Family Support in recognition of a $1 million gift from Doris and Stanley Tanger. The need for a dedicated breast cancer center at the Moses Cone Regional Cancer Center is well established. At least 20 percent of the more than 3,000 cancer cases diagnosed annually or treated within the Moses Cone Health System involve breast cancer. The new Alight Breast Cancer Center will be an 8,500-square-foot dedicated breast cancer center that allows care for breast cancer patients to be coordinated in a private, centralized location. Located on the first
floor of the addition, it will contain medical staff offices, exam rooms and waiting areas for breast cancer patients and families. Many of the volunteers working at the new Alight Breast Cancer Center will include breast cancer survivors who have experienced similar issues and questions. Founded by Mary Gorrell Jones in 2005, Alight is a non-profit organization that strives to help turn the “darkness” of dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis into the “light” of hope. The organization provides financial, educational and emotional support to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and their families. “When you are diagnosed with breast cancer, there are so many chal-
lenges to be met — emotional and social issues, treatment options and life-altering decisions — and our goal is to help ease the fear, panic and disbelief felt by new patients so they can get on with the business of healing,” said Mary Gorrell Jones, Alight founder. “The new Alight Breast Cancer Center at Moses Cone Regional Cancer Center will allow Alight to grow and expand services to become a beacon of hope for any breast cancer patient in need.” Jones and her mother are breast cancer survivors. She established Alight to provide resources so that others diagnosed with breast cancer could be better informed about treatment options and what to expect. She
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Recently, there has been a significant spike in the number of teenagers who are choosing to end their own lives rather than face one more day of bullying. Almost all of them have been due to gay bashing because of someone’s real or perceived sexual preferences. Most of the name calling has come from other teenagers who have heard the same poisonous idiocy repeated at home and therefore felt entitled to verbally harm someone else. There still seems to be this idea that using words like faggot or homo are harmless and somehow even deserved. I’ve heard those words used casually by teenagers and adults to describe anyone they didn’t like. Let’s be very clear right up front. If you are using language to disparage someone else, you are part of the problem. Your justifications do not let you off the hook. Biblical references only take us one step further away from God, not closer. Human beings are in the judgment business all by themselves. God is in the mercy business. It is amazing how often we ask so much of God, relying on that unconditional love and hope that our own frailties and failings are overlooked. Then we turn around and spit out hatred dressed up as some kind of pale and diseased reflection of God. It is only when we listen with the idea that our minds could be changed and we treat each other with respect regardless of opinions that we begin to approach some reflection of the gift God has given to us. He loves us right where we are, as is. Hatred, exclusion and any other words used to tear someone else apart have nothing to do with faith. Zach Harrington, took his own life last week at 19 after attending the September 28th City Council meeting in Norman, Oklahoma. The city had voted seven to one to recognize October as Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender
History Month. As a part of the meeting citizens were allowed to state their views and they did for three hours. According to reports, others said they had moved to Norman specifically to avoid gay people and they didn’t want to encourage anyone who was gay to feel welcome. The Bible was also cited as grounds to oppose the proclamation and the entire GLBT community. There was plenty of eye rolling and looks for anyone who stood up and said anything in support of being gay or gay rights. One woman, who identified herself as bi-racial, said she was tired of having gay rights compared to civil rights. Apparently, for her basic rights didn’t apply to people who are gay. The history of equal rights for people of different ethnicities was a real tragedy but the same vicious struggle for people with different sexual orientations was somehow a waste of her time. Spreading hatred has consequences. Zach Harrington saw a community that hated him just for being who he is, the same as being male or female or tall or short. There was no place for him to grow and thrive and contribute back to his community. Asher Brown, Billy Lucas, Justin Aaberg, Seth Walsh and Raymond Chase are the names of other teenagers who recently killed themselves in order to end the abuse. They came to believe that there was no place in this world for them. They all got that message loud and clear and ended their lives before they found out the real truth. It gets better. It gets better because there are still more people who want to know who you are and welcome you as part of their community, right where you are, as you are. They are even people of faith, like me who are glad to have you contribute and grow and have long, enriching lives. We are still the majority and we are more interested in building a better world with you in it. If you, or someone you know is in need of some understanding, go to www. thetrevorproject.org or email me. Always reach out rather than listening to the lies and taking your own life. More of your life will be revealed and there are still plenty of great things for you to discover. More adventures to follow. Martha’s latest book is the memoir, A Place to Call Home. www.MarthaRandolphCarr. com. Email Martha at: Martha@caglecartoons.com.
Connecting our literacy heritage VIEWPOINT
D.G. MARTIN N.C. Columnist Here is one of the highest compliments I can give a book: It is a lot better at what it does than my book, “Interstate Eateries,” does for North Carolina home cooking restaurants. I love my little book that guides its readers to about 100 local eateries near our state’s interstate highways. But Georgann Eubanks new “Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont” makes mincemeat of my book. Eubanks guides her readers through hundreds, maybe thousands, of places connected to literary history in the cities, towns, and countrysides of North Carolina’s central counties. You can choose your North Carolina topic, from Civil Rights to Civil War, from leading businesses to millworkers, from plantation owners to sharecroppers, and Eubanks will have found the literary connections. Just to illustrate, here are some of the literary connections to eateries on her tours of the Piedmont. • The Rocky River Springs Fish House near Aquadale in Stanly County, a favorite of poet and short story writer Ruth Moose, who set her first story, “The Swing,” at the nearby Silver Spring Baptist Church. Moose says of the restaurant, “They have the
best tea in the world, sweet tea that comes from the natural springs there that gave Aquadale its name.” • Cool Beanz Café and Books in Mocksville where, Eubanks writes, “A good selection of coffees and teas and used paperbacks makes this a warm stop on a cold day.” • Escape the Daily Grind in Spencer, noted by Poet Janice Moore Fuller for coffee, pastry and readings by local authors • The “spectacularly retro” What-a-Burger Drive-In in Mooresville, which may be the Dixie Burger in the novels of Judith Minthorn Stacy. • Copper, an Indian restaurant recommended by Charlotte poet Diana Pinckney, located in the house where Carson McCullers lived as she began work on “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.” • Cornerstone Café, in Central Falls near Asheboro, noted by poet Barbara Presnell. The building, formerly known as Old Rock Store, is made of quartz stones. • The Biscuitville chain (all over North Carolina, but concentrated in the Greensboro area) where novelist Susan Kelly wrote her first two novels and which Amy Jo Wood praised in her essay, “The Buddhas of Biscuitville.” • Tate Street Coffee House in Greensboro, owned by writer Ann Fitzmaurice Russ and husband Matt. • Cole’s Pharmacy in Roxboro, formerly Sergeant & Clayton’s Grocers, a site in Dawn Shamp’s “On Account of Conspicuous Women.” Eubanks writes that locals gather “for gossip, excellent fresh-squeezed orangeade and pimiento cheese or chicken salad sandwiches at lunchtime.” • Cup-a-Joe in Hillsborough, where you might spot
one of that town’s many writers or be treated to a poem by Mike Troy “just written to share with the patrons.” • Johnson’s in Siler City, recommended by novelist Virginia Boyd, who says that “you have to get there early” because they close “once they run out of fresh hamburger.” • College Bar-B-Que DriveIn in Salisbury, a favorite of John Hart, and, according to Eubanks, an “unnamed site” in Hart’s “The King of Lies.” • Blue Mist Barbecue in Randleman, a hangout for Holly George-Warren, a writer about music and former editor of Rolling Stone Press. • Lexington Barbecue, recommended by Jack Riggs, author of “When the Finch Rises” set in a fictional town called Ellenton, but obviously really Lexington. • The Old Hickory House Restaurant in Charlotte, recommended by Judy Goldman, who included a scene there in her novel “Early Leaving.” To seal the partnership between barbecue and the literary world, Eubanks shares a poem by Chapel Hill poet Margaret Rabb that includes these lines: “… Amen, hogs. Dance on, shoulder to shoulder, cheek by jowl, let hocks shudder, Let hickory flames rise around you, consume all flesh until it sputters into burnt communion.” Put “Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont” in your glove compartment, right alongside “Interstate Eateries.”
D.G. Martin hosts UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch, which airs Fridays at 9:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. For more information or to view prior programs visit the webpage at www.unctv.org/ ncbookwatch/
Letters to the Editor To the Editor Years ago, our ancestors tired of living under the tyranny of King George of England and determined to declare their independence and did. The signers of the Declaration of Independence from North Carolina like those from the other colonies closed the document with “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.” Can we do any less today? Today our freedoms are being threatened by the ruling progressive regime’s agenda to radically transform America into another failed Socialist State. We already have one senator, Kay Hagan, who by her actions has pledged to support President Obama and his radical progressive agenda to destroy the foundations upon which this great nation was built. We don’t need another democrat senator to support these radicals. The choice is clear. Join me and pledge to defend North Carolina and the nation against this new tyranny. Vote for Senator Richard Burr, who is pledged to defend us from the President and his radical progressive agenda. Milton Humphreys Thomasville
To the Editor It’s beginning to look a lot like a dictatorship. So I think people need to take their blinders off. No matter what Hugh Holliman says, people need to realize it’s election time and he’s going to say
whatever it takes to make voters happy. He’s not for annexation, he’s against it. It’s not that he’s against smokers, he’s just not for the owners of the establishments having the right to say if people can smoke or not in their own restaurant or bar. He’s not against daycares or children, but in July he voted to limit or prohibit the serving of sweetened beverages other than 100 percent fruit juice to children of any age, limit or prohibit whole milk to children of 2 years of age or older. And flavored milk to kids of any age. In other words, they’re doing away with the serving of chocolate milk. Read House bill 1726. This is too much control over our lives. Now I could go on and on, but I believe you probably get my point, and they don’t allow me but so many words in his column. I talked to Rayne Brown. She is down to earth, not just another politician. You can tell just by talking to her that she really cares. She is committed and has values. This is a refreshing thing to see in a politician, although I don’t know if politician is the right word for Rayne Brown. She doesn’t seem like one. You can tell she cares about the people, and she’s someone you can trust. I would encourage all 5,874 people who signed my petition to run for Sheriff to check her out. You don’t have to just take my word for it, just give her a call. I think you’ll be glad you did. Vote Rayne Brown, NC House. And Hugh, lighten up on the flyers, my trash can is about full. Don Swink Thomasville
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FROM PAGE 1 EVANS From page 1 the event their home is burglarized. The coordinator will assist in documenting serial numbers, contacting insurance companies and helping residents fix any damage to their home. “Whenever somebody is a victim of a home invasion or a loss, they don’t feel secure any longer,” said Evans. “I would like to have a position that deals in relief that comes there as a third party to start getting people feeling safe before they leave. So many have homes [in the county] but they work and shop in other counties. In that environment, homes are vulnerable and this needs to be addressed more.” When it comes to building a new jail for the county, Evans feels cost-saving measures can be implemented within DCSO such as electronic monitoring devices or house arrest for people convicted of lesser crimes who can’t make bond and doing more with the county work farm. “We should look at some alternatives,” Evans said. “Budgets are tough right
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that we can do is be as business friendly as we can — all of our planning and permitting processes — and at the same time give our tax rebate grants,” Watford said. “It does give them a little bit of a boost.” Other than that, however, Watford says he prefers a government that remains hands-off. “I believe in the freeenterprise, capitalistic supply and demand economy,” he said. “As long as we keep government out of our business, that’s the key to it. You’ve got to have some regulations or people get hurt. But the least government we can get by with, the better, especially on the local level.” Watford takes a bit of a different stance toward education. He says the county has a large role in the school system. “The largest single expenditure is education out of the budget,” Watford said. The county already has purchased land for a middle and high school in the northern part of the county. Watford says the county will begin building the middle school first, and will probably do so with stimulus bonds. The high school should follow in about four years, he says. “The middle school up there is extremely crowded,” he said, adding that North Davidson High School, where his wife teaches, is reaching its
now. It’s not the best time in our economy to be doing large expansions. Working with offenders gives you a different insight when it comes to violent and non-violent offenders. Non-violent offenders can go to the county work farm where they can actually raise vegetables and fruits that can be used by the community as an added benefit. State prison camps do this and they give us a guideline to go by. Electronic monitoring has been proven to save as much as $60 per day per individual. That could be $18,000 a month savings on just 10 people.” While Evans understands police departments make arrests, he would like to dismantle crime organizations permanently, rather than see them simply replace convicted offenders with other criminals. “The difference is that we will identify everyone involved,” Evans said. “That’s what we did on the federal level — we shut them down.” For more information on Evans’ campaign, visit tcevans.com. Staff Writer Eliot Duke can be reached at 888-3578, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
limit as well. “It’s about as large as I’d like to see a high school in this county. The larger they get, you seem to lose a little.” But school construction isn’t the only aspect that the county gets involved in. Operating costs of existing schools range pretty high, and that burden falls on the county as well. “We play a big part in education other than just building schools,” Watford said. “Anytime we add a new school building, we add a lot of money to the power bills.” Watford says that while education and economic development remain top of the list in terms of issues facing the county, he also would like to focus more on the mental health system, especially since the county lost its mental health department. “We’re not getting the level of service that we need compared to what it costs,” he said. Recreation also is something Watford would like to work on. He says he would like to see more work done on the county’s parks and an increased number of walking trails. “We need some more recreation facilities in the county,” Watford said. “That’s something we’re short on.” Staff Writer Erin Wiltgen can be reached at 8883576.
OBITUARIES Index Thomasville W. Donald Coker, 75 Troy J. Flannery, 70 Thadus L. Huffman, 75 Lexington Barbara C. Atwood, 73 Ralph E. Everhart, 84 Dorothy A. Reiff, 86 Ronnie W. Sewell, 56 Other areas Phyllis Y. Roberson, 70
Barbara C. Atwood LEXINGTON — Barbara Crook Atwood, age 73, of Lexington, died Friday, Oct. 15, 2010. Graveside service was held at 3 p.m. Monday at North Lexington Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Davidson Funeral Home Lexington.
W. Donald Coker Mr. W. Donald Coker, 75, a resident of 174 Leonard Drive, died Sunday morning, Oct. 17, 2010, at Abbotts Creek Health Care Center in Lexington. He was born May 13, 1935, in Franklin County, Ga., a son of Lee Coker and Omie Ayers Coker. He was owner and operator of Donald Coker Floor Covering in Thomasville. He was of the Baptist faith and was formerly a member and deacon at Victory Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Coker ,and a granddaughter, Talia Leonard Oxendine, who died June 30, 2010. He was a loving husband, father, papaw and pop and will be deeply missed by his family. On June 30, 1956, he was married to Nancy Leonard, who survives of the home. Also surviving are daughters, Teresa Ellerbrock, of Thomasville and Susan Swaim and husband, Mark, of Mesa, Ariz.; grandchildren, Tessa McCormick and husband, Bobby, Jessica Dimas and husband, Luis, and Michael Swaim; great-grandchil-
dren, Jaddan Oxendine, Mya Oxendine and Wesley McCormick; brothers, Kenneth Coker and wife, Virginia, and Jerry Coker and wife, Oberia, both of Thomasville; a sister-in-law, Fran Coker, of Thomasville; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in J.C. Green & Sons Chapel with the Rev. Albert Craven and the Rev. Kenny Coker officiating. Burial will follow in Victory Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6 to 8 p.m. and other times at the home. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be directed to the Victory Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Kathleen Westmoreland, 485 Kanoy Road. Mr. Coker’s family would like to thank for staff of Abbotts Creek Health Care Center for all of the love, support and care he received. Online condolences may be sent to the Coker family at www.jcgreenandsons. com. ***
Ralph E. Everhart LEXINGTON — Ralph Edward Everhart, age 84, of Garland Drive, Lexington, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, in Hinkle Hospice House after an extended illness. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wade Powell 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 and other times at the home. Online condolences may be made at www.davidsonfuneralhome.net.
Troy J. Flannery Mr. Troy Joseph Flannery, 70, a resident of 106 Bish Court, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at his residence. Born March 24, 1940, in West Jefferson, N.C., a son of John Flannery and Margaret Harmon Flannery, he was a retired chef, formerly with the First Baptist Church of Hickory. A visitation will be held today from 6 to 8 p.m. at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the Flannery family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.
Thadus L. Huffman Mr. Thadus Luther Huffman, 75, a resident of 477 Mt. Zion Church Road, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, in the Hinkle Hospice Home in Lexington. Born Dec. 3, 1935, in Haywood County, N.C., a son of Luther Huffman and Maggie Reece Huffman, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. in J.C. Green & Sons Chapel with Brother Harold Shetley officiating. Burial will follow in Hughes Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. and other times at the home, 477 Mt. Zion Church Road. Online condolences
may be sent to the Huffman family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.
Dorothy A. Reiff
LEXINGTON — Dorothy Ann Reiff, 86, of Olin Village, Olin, N.C., formerly of Welcome, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010. No services are planned for Mrs. Reiff. Piedmont Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Phyllis Y. Roberson
HIGH POINT — Phyllis York Roberson, 70, of High Point, died Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at High Point Regional Medical Center after declining health. Born Dec. 1, 1939, in Thomasville to the late Clifford and Louie Kinley Wall, Phyllis worked for Chrysler Financial and Kmart for 25 years. Memorial visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Thomasville Funeral Home, 18 Randolph St. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in memory of Phyllis York Roberson, to the Guilford County Animal Shelter, 4525 Wendover Ave., in Greensboro. Online condolences may be made at www.thomasvillefh.com.
Ronnie W. Sewell
LEXINGTON — Ronnie William Sewell, age 56, of Lexington, died Saturday Oct. 16, 2010. Memorial graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Salisbury National Cemetery. Davidson Funeral Home, Lexington, is in charge of arrangements.
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Coming Thursday • Friday Football previews • Volleyball Tourney updates
DCCC young in experience but loaded with talent BY ZACH KEPLEY Sports Editor
CALENDAR TODAY CROSS COUNTRY E. Davidson @ CCC Finals 5 p.m. CROSS COUNTRY Ledford @ MPC Meet 5:30 p.m. VOLLEYBALL E. Davidson @ CCC Semis TBA
WEDNESDAY SOCCER Thomasville @ Salisbury 7 p.m. SOCCER E. Davidson @ W. Davidson 7 p.m. SOCCER SW Randolph @ Ledford 7 p.m. VOLLEYBALL CCC finals @ W. Davidson TBD VOLLEYBALL MPC finals @ Asheboro TBD
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A lot will be said this season of whether or not the Davidson County Community College men’s basketball team can defend its championships from last season. Head coach Matt Ridge prefers to leave “defend” out of the phrasing. “Every year is a new team but we have the same goals. We are not trying to defend another championship, but rather we want to just win a championship,” Ridge said. With two players returning from the highly successful 2009-10 team that made it to the national tournament, the amount of success the Storm will have this season will depend heavily on a talented incoming class. At the Southeastern Junior College challenge on Saturday, their youth and inexperience showed in the first of three games played, but there were plenty of reasons to be optimistic about an exciting season of basketball. “First game we played we got down 28-10 early,” said Ridge. “We were making a lot of mistakes I anticipated.
Things like playing too fast and silly turnovers. As we settled down, we played better second half and came back and won by one point over a really good team.” DCCC moved on to win the next two games. “We started off on the right foot Saturday, and hopefully, we will not get big-headed,” said Ridge. “We are still 0-0 and we will be that way until Nov. 1.” Compared to where they were in the Blue/White scrimmage a couple weeks ago, the coaching staff is pleased with the progress being made by the youthful squad. “This group is starting to buy into what we are doing,” Ridge said. “They are playing hard, listening and hopefully getting better. We have a long way to go with only two returning players, so them listening and playing hard is all you can ask of them at this point.” Athleticism alone will win this team a lot of games, and Ridge hopes to take full advantage of it on the defensive end. “This is the most athletic group we have had while I have been here, and because of that, we are going to be able to run multiple defenses this year more than in the past,” Ridge said.
McMurray beats field at CMS BY REID SPENCER NASCARMedia.com CONCORD — Bring on Martinsville. Jamie McMurray cleared Kyle Busch off Turn 2 after a restart on Lap 314 and pulled away from Busch to win Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, site of McMurray’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory in 2002. Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup leader Jimmie Johnson and secondplace Denny Hamlin, however, both dodged trouble and finished third and fourth, respectively, to set up a showdown Oct. 24 at Martinsville, a short track the two drivers have dominated the past four years. Together, Johnson and Hamlin have won the past eight races at the .526mile speedway, Hamlin the last two. Hamlin enters the sixth race in the Chase 41 points behind the four-time defending series champion. McMurray won for the third time this season, the second time at Charlotte and the sixth time in his career, completing unfinished business from the Coca-Cola 600 in May, when he ran second to Kurt Busch. Greg Biffle finished
fifth, and Matt Kenseth, Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, David Reutimann and David Ragan completed the top 10. Fighting a loose handling condition, Johnson looped his No. 48 Chevrolet off Turn 4 on Lap 34. On Lap 38, he restarted 37th but gradually moved to the front. Ultimately, Johnson regained track position when he stayed out under caution on Lap 128—while most of the lead-lap cars came to the pits. Johnson restarted fifth on Lap 132 and worked his way up to third during a long cycle of green-
Above, Jamie McMurray (No. 1) sails by Jimmie Johnson on his way to victory. Below, Coca-Cola 600 winner Kurt Busch spins out early in Saturday’s race.
CATHY ELLIOTT NASCAR Columnist
Fame game: Contributions trump controversy for 2011 class At 4 p.m. ET on October 13, the NASCAR Hall of Fame began announcing the names of its 2011 inductees. They are Bobby Allison, Ned Jarrett, Bud Moore, David Pearson and Lee Petty. “Clearly, the committee went with the pioneers and the anchors of the sport of NASCAR. Who can argue with that?” said NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France after the announcement. Apparently the answer to that question is, “A lot of people.” At approximately 4:10 p.m. on October 13, the debate began over who DIDN’T make the cut. Chief among the complaints was the so-called “snubbing” of legendary drivers Darrell Waltrip and Cale Yarborough, who won three championships each. A snub is a deliberate insult. Waltrip and Yarborough weren’t snubbed; they were just put on the HOF delayed-entry program. In the immortal words of every Cubs fan on earth, wait ‘til next year. And unlike the Cubs, in the case of Waltrip and Yarborough, most likely it will actually happen next year. Always with the controversy. I wish it were possible to sigh in print. Choosing from this year’s list of 25 nominees was like trying to choose between flavors of ice cream. You simply can’t make a mistake ... but you also can’t pick every flavor at once. You have to save some for next time. Can’t we once, just once,
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Tar Heels end long losing streak in Charlottesville BY BRIANA GORMAN Durham Herald Sun CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — North Carolina safety Da’Norris Searcy said earlier in the week that he didn’t believe in curses. But after 29 years without a win in Charlottesville, it was beginning to look like it was more than ability that was preventing the Tar Heels from beating the Cavaliers on
their home turf. That all changed Saturday, as Searcy and the rest of the defense recorded five interceptions and the offense had its best performance of the season to help UNC route Virginia 44-10 at Scott Stadium for the Tar Heels’ first win in Charlottesville since 1981. It was the fourth straight win for UNC (4-2, 2-1 ACC), which suddenly is one of the hottest
teams in the ACC. “I don’t believe in curses, but it was still stuck in the back of everybody’s mind,” Searcy said. “To come out here and get this win and win the way we did, it was real big.” UNC quarterback T.J. Yates threw for 325 yards and three touchdowns to help his team end a fourgame losing streak in the series and score the most points in Charlottesville since posting 49 in 1946.
His favorite target of the night, Dwight Jones, finished with a careerhigh 198 yards and two touchdowns on seven receptions. Even though Yates said the Tar Heels didn’t talk about the 29-year losing streak during practice this week, the team certainly celebrated after securing the victory. “After the game, we acknowledged it big-time,” said Yates, whose team
won for just the third time in the past 13 matchups against the Cavs. “It’s been a while, and it’s good for the program to kind of get that out of the way.” The Tar Heels got off to a dominating start, scoring on their first five possessions to take a 27-3 lead. Jones scored on UNC’s first play from scrimmage when he
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Blue Devils celebrate title to kickoff year BY STEVE WISEMAN Durham Herald Sun DURHAM — Duke’s theme, expressed again by Coach Mike Krzyzewski to a sold-out crowd at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Friday night, is to enjoy the memories but don’t get comfortable because of them. “What we did last year was last year,” Krzyzewski told the crowd during Countdown to Craziness. “In order to do something special this year, we have to be hungry again.” When the festivities were put aside, the national championship banner unveiled, the commemorative rings and watches handed out, and the Blue Devils were on the court, freshman Kyrie Irving quickly ushered in the new season. Seconds after the opening tip of the Blue-White Scrimmage, the highly touted freshman guard stripped the ball from Seth Curry and drove in for a layup. Blue Devils past and present wore T-Shirts that said “Order Has Been Restored” in reference to Duke’s first national championship in nine years. Irving’s play signaled a return to pressurepacked defense and quick-scoring offense, a contrast to last year’s style that treasured each possession. Krzyzewski and the Blue Devils plan on the change in style leading to a similar result.
“He’s going to get after it,” Duke senior guard Nolan Smith said. “He wants to win. One thing I’ve noticed about him all summer and going into now is he wants to compete and he wants to win. He’ll play defense and he’ll make things happen because he’s a basketball player.” Irving continued to shine as the 12-minute half rolled on. He stepped back to sink an 18-foot jump shot with his back heels on the 3-point line to close one possession. Thirty seconds later, his dish to Miles Plumlee resulted in a resounding dunk. “I had to get the jitters out,” Irving said. “Once I got that steal and two points, I knew it was going to be all right.” This was a night of jitters for some and goosebumps for nearly all. Shortly after 8 p.m., a video of CBS’ signature NCAA tournament song, `One Shining Moment’ was played with highlights from Duke’s 61-59 win over Butler in the national final at Indianapolis last April. At 8:05 p.m., the dark cloth covering the banner honoring the 2010 champions was removed. That fourth banner sits alongside banners for the 1991, 1992 and 2001 champions in Cameron’s rafters. “It was a celebration of last year but also an anticipation of this year,” Krzyzewski said. “It was fun.”
UNC basketball entertains fans BY BRIANA GORMAN Durham Herald Sun CHAPEL HILL — For one of the final dances of “Late Night with Roy” on Friday at the Smith Center, the entire North Carolina men’s basketball gathered on the court to show off their moves to the song “Celebration.” And celebrate UNC did, while also putting the memories of the 2009-10 season behind them. The Tar Heels kicked off 2010-11 with a skit to a Miley Cyrus song, a dance in Snuggies and a spoof the TV show “Jersey Shore” and then ended the evening with a 20-minute scrimmage in front of a crowd of 15,000. It was the first look at the highly touted freshmen class of Harrison Barnes, Reggie Bullock and Kendall Marshall, as well as the debut of Alabama transfer Justin Knox. The scrimmage, which ended in a 31-31 tie, was sloppy at times. Yet Barnes, the nation’s No. 1 recruit a year ago, was impressive in his first minutes in a baby blue uniform, as he led the White team with 13 points and finished 6-of-10 from the floor. But Barnes also had his freshman moment. After a 3-pointer by Bullock tied the game with 16 seconds to play, Barnes found the ball in his hands on the other end with an opportunity to give the White team the win. Barnes tried to dribble through a couple of defenders but turned the ball over in the closing seconds to end the scrimmage. Still, sophomore John Henson said Barnes’ ability to score was typical of the freshman. “It’s a little challenging [covering Barnes], but I am kind of used to guarding him so I kind of know his moves,” said Henson, who spent some time guarding Barnes in the post. “But I feel sorry for the other opponents that we play.” Bullock had five points on 2-of-3 shooting, while Marshall missed both his shots and picked up two of-
fensive fouls. Sophomore Dexter Strickland, who was on the Blue team, led all scorers with 16 points and made both his shot from beyond the arc. Knox, who is the third tallest player on the team at 69, had six points and showed a little bit of range when he hit a pair of jumpers. Junior Tyler Zeller, UNC’s tallest player at 7-0, spent most of the night matched up against Knox and said the transfer had been playing just as well in pickup. “He’s a very good player,” said Zeller, who finished with six points. “He’s well rounded, and he does a lot of different things. Henson and Zeller said they were both disappointed the game ended in a tie, but understood why Coach Roy Williams didn’t want to play overtime. Both, however, gave their performances in the skits a thumbs up. The sophomores all danced in UNC Snuggies, while the freshmen got their first taste of the festivities to “Party in the USA” by Miley Cyrus. But it was the juniors who stole the show when they came out wearing black tank tops, fake gold chains and spiked wigs to parody the reality show “Jersey Shore.” “That was interesting,” Zeller said.
UNC women debut It wasn’t just the men’s team that made its 2010-11 debut Friday. Jessica Breland, who sat out last season after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, helped introduce the women’s basketball team when she came out in a pink uniform to a loud cheer from the crowd. The senior then joined her teammates at halfcourt, where the rest of the Tar Heels removed their warmup jackets to also reveal pink uniforms. After a series of skits to spoof “Dancing with the Stars,” the women scrimmaged for five minutes with senior guard Italee Lucas leading the way with five points.
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BASEBALL Prospects camp The HiToms Baseball Club is hosting a college prospects camp Saturday, Nov. 6 at Finch Field. Designed to provide prospective collegiate players with the opportunity to showcase their skills and receive professional feedback, the prospects camp is an excellent opportunity for young players to measure their skill level and showcase their potential. College coaches from across North Carolina and the entire HiToms coaching staff will be in attendance for this 50 player event. Complete prospects registration information can be obtained by logging on to the HiToms web-site at www.hitoms.com.
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SPORTS CLASS From page 7 focus on who was honored with admission to the HOF instead of worrying about who wasn’t? Yes, we can. In a strange coincidence, some research I have been doing for a book project recently has involved combing through Columbia, S.C. newspapers from the early 1960s, looking for coverage of NASCAR in its fledgling days. Just a couple weeks ago, I happened across a headline that read, “Petty a strong favorite this weekend.” I barely blinked — Richard Petty was the first big name in racing I ever recognized — until I realized the story was written about Lee. Fast forward 15 or 20 years and the exact same headline was probably used repeatedly in reference to his son, but this goes to show you how quickly our perceptions can change. Lee Petty was NASCAR’s champion in 1954, 1958 and 1959. He finished in the Top 5 in NASCAR driver standings for 11 straight seasons. He won the first Daytona 500, but wouldn’t you know it, there was even controversy surrounding that. Before electronic scoring was barely a twinkle in some techno-geek’s eye, NASCAR relied on physical photographs and newsreels to determine the winners of close races. The margin of victory was so tight in that 1959 Daytona 500 that Petty wasn’t named the winner until three days after the race. The man I automatically, and mistakenly, assumed to be someone else entirely not only helped build the sport of NASCAR from the ground up, but also created a racing dynasty built on his family name. And now he has been selected to take his rightful place in the Hall of Fame. Veteran car owner and crew chief Bud Moore is not only a great NASCAR figure, but a bona
fide war hero to boot. As a mere teenager, he was part of the U.S. Allied Forces that stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day. He is a multiple Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient. Moore took NASCAR by storm, as well, with 63 wins, 43 poles and two Grand National championships to his credit. A partial list of the names that drove Moore’s cars includes Joe Weatherly, Buddy Baker, Fireball Roberts, Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltrip, Dale Earnhardt and fellow HOF inductees David Pearson and Bobby Allison. “I felt like I had a fair chance at it,” Moore said after the HOF announcement. Since the rest of us don’t have to be quite so humble, it should be considered more than appropriate first to say God bless our troops, and second to request an extra blessing for the Hall of Fame voters who gave this patriot and racing legend the honor he is due. Ned Jarrett is probably almost as well known for his personality and conduct off the racetrack as he is for his success on it. While competing — and winning — in the brashest of sports, he somehow maintained an innate courtliness, which earned him the nickname “Gentleman Ned.” The two-time NASCAR champion, who won 50 races during his career, transitioned from being one of the faces of the sport to being one of its voices when he joined the broadcasting world after his retirement. He self-deprecatingly commented he was glad to make it into the Hall of Fame while he was still around to enjoy the honor, but “even had I not been voted in ... I would have been OK with it, and I would have gone away from here proudly knowing I had a great deal of support.” Books could be — and have already been — written about the accomplishments of Bobby Allison. Officially, the 1983 Cup Series champion is in the books as posting 84 wins,
although he’s always ready to argue that point, having won an additional race “unofficially” in 1971. Not being formally credited with that win must have fired Allison up a bit; he came back the following season to win 10 races, and finished another 12 in second place. The generally gregarious Allison was uncharacteristically reticent after his name was announced as a HOF inductee, simply calling it “one of the greatest honors of my life.” Lots of people I know will take you to the mattresses debating the point that David Pearson is the greatest NASCAR driver of all time. The “Silver Fox” is a three-time NASCAR champion whose career total of 105 victories is second only to Richard Petty’s 200 on the alltime win list. He missed being included in the HOF inaugural class last year by a single vote. Did he consider himself a shoo-in this time around? “Nobody never knows ‘til they call it right then,” Pearson said. That sounds a bit like waiting to find out if you’re going to be allowed to pass through the pearly gates in racing’s field of dreams. Is this Heaven? No, Mr. Pearson. It’s the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Come on in. It is impossible to successfully navigate the future without remembering, honoring and learning from the past. The 2011 group of inductees has frequently been referred to as the “second class” of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. That phraseology is technically correct, but from an emotional standpoint, it is dead wrong. These five guys are first class, all the way.
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manding 27-10 lead at the break. Barth kicked his third field goal of the night on UNC’s opening drive of the second half, but Kevin Reddick sealed the victory with his second interception of the season. The sophomore returned the ball 22 yards for his first career score to put the Tar Heels ahead 37-10. UNC’s final two interceptions kept Virginia off the scoreboard in the second half, as Searcy picked off a pass by backup Ross Metheny at UNC’s 1 and Matt Merletti intercepted Michael Rocco in the end zone. Starter Marc Verica finished with 139 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions. The Tar Heels allowed the Cavaliers to score just two of the six times they were in the red zone and held Virginia to 335 total yards of offense. “We got beat on the field in a manner that I thought that we wouldn’t,” firstyear Virginia coach Mike London said. “North Carolina brought it to us.”
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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain deed of trust executed by John Wayne Fine and wife, Robin M. Fine, dated the 31st day of July, 2001, and recorded in Book 1253, page 1743, in the ofﬁce of the Register of Deeds of Davidson County, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured, and the said deed of trust being by the terms thereof subject to foreclosure, and the holder of the indebtedness thereby secured having demanded a foreclosure thereof for the purpose of satisfying said indebtedness, and the undersigned Trustee having petitioned the Clerk of Superior Court of Davidson County for an Order Allowing Foreclosure to proceed and such Order having been entered, the undersigned Trustee will offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the Courthouse door of the Davidson County Courthouse, Lexington, North Carolina, at l2:00 noon on the 28th day of October, 2010, all of the property conveyed in said deed of trust, including all buildings and permanent improvements afﬁxed thereto, which property as of ten (10) days prior to the posting of this notice was owned by John Wayne Fine, the same lying and being in Midway Township, Davidson County, North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows: See Exhibit “A” attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference. EXHIBIT “A” That certain tract of land containing 2.05 acres, more or less, and bounded now or formerly by the property of Michael Dallas Nifong and wife, J.R. Jones, Elmer C. Hill, and John Wayne Fine and wife Robin M. Fine; said tract of land being located further approximately 684.02 feet east of State Road 1813, the Pilgrim Midway Road commonly known as the Old Ridge Road; said tract lying approximately 7 miles north of the City of Lexington and being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCING at a nail and ale cap in the center line of State Road 1813, said nail and ale cap being the northwest corner of that tract of land being 27.884 acres more or less as described in the deed dated September 24, 1974, and recorded in Deed Book 523, Page 150, Davidson County Registry; thence proceeding along the southern boundary of property of J.R. Jones and with that boundary line South 630 25’ East 683.52 feet more or less to an existing iron, said iron forming the boundary between the property of J.R. Jones and Michael Dallas Nifong; said iron also being the beginning point of that tract of land described in a deed recorded in Deed Book 566, page 575, Davidson County Registry; thence beginning at said old iron, said iron being the northeast corner of that tract of land conveyed to Michael Dallas Nifong and wife as described in a deed recorded in Book 554, Page 923, Davidson County Registry; said old iron also being the southeast corner of property now or formerly owned by J.R. Jones; thence, with the eastern line of J.R. Jones North 250 48’ East 225.60 feet to an iron, said iron being located in the southern boundary of Elmer C. Hill; thence proceeding along the southern boundary of said Elmer C. Hill, and with his line, South 750 58’ East 110.0 feet to a new corner with John Wayne Fine and wife Robin Manning Fine; thence along said new line of John Wayne Fine and wife Robin Manning Fine South 100 30’ 53” West 610.41 feet to a new corner located in the southern boundary of that tract of land described in deed recorded in Book 566, Page 575, Davidson County Registry; thence along now or formerly owned by John Jester North 760 45’ West 130.0 feet to an old iron in the eastern boundary of property now or formerly owned by J.F. Ferrell; thence North 40 55’ East 67.94 feet to an old iron; thence along the eastern boundary of Michael Dallas Nifong, and with his line North 40 46’ East 327.37 feet to the point and place of beginning, containing 2.05 acres, more or less, and being the western portion of that tract of land conveyed by Larry F. Long and wife Carol B. Long to John Wayne Fine and wife Robin Manning Fine by deed recorded in Book 566, Page 575. The above description describing the boundaries of the herein tract was taken from survey for Wayne Fine and Lorise Smith, dated October 3, 1978 and prepared by Joseph E. Franklin, registered surveyor. The above tract is conveyed together with and subject to a certain right of way and easement for ingress, egress, regress from the Pilgrim Midway Road, State Road 1813 to the herein described tract as described in Exhibit “A” of the deed recorded in Book 566, Page 575, Davidson County Registry; the above tract of land is futher conveyed subject to an easement 60.0 feet in width, with the southern boundary line of said easement being the southern boundary of the herein described tract. The property herein conveyed is the identical property described in deed recorded in Book 571, Page 234, Davidson County Registry, and is shown on Midway Township Tax Map 24 as all of Parcel 95. The Trustee is advised that the property is located at 269 Aspen Lane, Lexington, North Carolina 27295, and is being sold as is SUBJECT to any city-county ad valorem taxes and any special assessments that are a lien against the premises, as well as all prior deeds of trust, liens, judgments, encumbrances, restrictions, easements and rights-of-way of record, if any, and THERE IS NO WARRANTY RELATING TO TITLE, POSSESSION, QUIET ENJOYMENT OR THE LIKE IN THIS DISPOSITION. SALE IS AS IS WHERE IS. An order for possession of the above-described property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007 may, after receiving the Notice of Sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. The highest bidder at said sale shall be required to make a cash deposit of ﬁve percent (5%) of the amount of his bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, at the time of sale, with the balance immediately due and payable upon expiration of the time allowed for ﬁling upset bids. This sale is SUBJECT to upset bid which may be made with the Clerk of Superior Court in the manner provided by law. This the 29th day of September, 2010 Trustee Services, Inc., Trustee October 19, 26, 2010
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This the 29th day of September, 2010. Trustee Services, Inc., Trustee October 19, 26, 2010
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Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain deed of trust executed by Clint Douglas Pittman, dated the 1st day of May, 2007, and recorded in Book 1784, page 615, in the ofďŹ ce of the Register of Deeds of Davidson County, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured, and the said deed of trust being by the terms thereof subject to foreclosure, and the holder of the indebtedness thereby secured having demanded a foreclosure thereof for the purpose of satisfying said indebtedness, and the undersigned Trustee having petitioned the Clerk of Superior Court of Davidson County for an Order Allowing Foreclosure to proceed and such Order having been entered, the undersigned Trustee will offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the Courthouse door of the Davidson County Courthouse, Lexington, North Carolina, at l2:00 noon on the 28th day of October, 2010, all of the property conveyed in said deed of trust, including all buildings and permanent improvements afďŹ xed thereto, which property as of ten (10) days prior to the posting of this notice was owned by Clint Douglas Pittman, the same lying and being in Davidson County, North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows: See Exhibit â€œAâ€? attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference. EXHIBIT â€œAâ€? TRACT 1 BEING Lot Nos. 14, 15, 16, 17, 26 and 27, Block G or RIVERVIEW ACRES, SOUTHMONT FARM, as shown on map recorded in Plat Book 11, Page 74, Davidson County. TRACT II BEGINNING at an iron found, the northeast corner of Lot G27, Riverview Acres, as shown on plat recorded in Plat Book 11, Page 74, and line of Grantor; thence N 670 04â€™ 00â€? E 435.60 ft. to a new iron set; thence S 220 56â€™ 00â€? E 300.00 ft. to a new iron set; thence S 670 04â€™ 00â€? W 435.60 ft. to a new iron set; thence N 220 56â€™ 00â€? W 300.00 feet to the point of Beginning containing approximately 3.00 acres, as shown on new survey dated August 29, 2006 by Coe Forestry & Surveying, NCLS #3320, Job No 2006213. LESS AND EXCEPT from the above described 3.00 acre tract, that tract containing 0.451 acre identiďŹ ed as Tract E as more particularly shown on map of Proposed Septic Line Easement and Drain Field Layout attached hereto as Exhibit â€œBâ€? and incorporated herein by reference. The above described Lot 27, Block G and the 2.549 acre tract is subject to a 20ft easement for septic line installation and maintenance including access easement for maintenance of septic line and drain ďŹ eld, and in addition, a temporary construction easement for the installation of said septic line to Tract E and drain ďŹ eld on Tract E as more particularly shown on map of Proposed Septic Line Easement and Drain Field Layout attached hereto as Exhibit â€œBâ€? and incorporated herein by reference to the Deed of Trust. The Trustee is advised that the property is a tract off Riverview Road Extension located between 630 Riverview Road Extension and 688 Riverview Road Extension, and directly across the road from these lots, and is being sold as is SUBJECT to any city-county ad valorem taxes and any special assessments that are a lien against the premises, as well as all prior deeds of trust, liens, judgments, encumbrances, restrictions, easements and rights-of-way of record, if any, and THERE IS NO WARRANTY RELATING TO TITLE, POSSESSION, QUIET ENJOYMENT OR THE LIKE IN THIS DISPOSITION. SALE IS AS IS WHERE IS. An order for possession of the above-described property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007 may, after receiving the Notice of Sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. The highest bidder at said sale shall be required to make a cash deposit of ďŹ ve percent (5%) of the amount of his bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, at the time of sale, with the balance immediately due and payable upon expiration of the time allowed for ďŹ ling upset bids. This sale is SUBJECT to upset bid which may be made with the Clerk of Superior Court in the manner provided by law.
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2BR, 1BA, Good condition, $550. per mo., $500. dep., sect. 8 accepted. 235 New St. HP Call 751-1152 Small 2BR House for rent, 2 miles down South HWY 109. Needs minor repairs needed-$350 mo. Dep Req'd. Avail. immediately Call 880-2290
OCTOBER 19, 2010
Firewood-$130 Dump Truck, $65. Pickup Truck. Delivered. You pick up $50. 475-3112
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Cash 4 riding mower needing repair or free removal if unwanted & scrap metal 689-4167
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Misc. Items for Sale
300 Magnum Weatherby Pro 50 Scope and gun strape. $785. Call 861-2192 or 460-0618
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50% off 1st Mo Rent . 3BR/1BA House, 2BR Duplex Apt, Energy Eff, W/D Conn, Stove furn. 475-4800 997 W. Holly Hill #9, 3BR/1BA, Stove, Refrig Furn. No Smoking & No Pets. $395/mo. 434-3371 Must Lease Immediately! Prices starting @ $499 1, 2, & 3 Br Apts. Ambassador Court 336-884-8040
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Rooms for Rent
Rooms For Rent 12 Cox Ave. $95/wk. Cable incld. 688-1773 / 996-4649
Business Places/ OfďŹ ces
8000 SF Manuf $1800 168 SF Office $250 600 SF Wrhs $200 T-ville 336-561-6631 Retail/Office/Beauty Shop Intersection Hwy 29/70 & 68 1100sf $600 336-362-2119
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Homes for Sale
Jamestown: 3bdm/2.5 bath 1800 sq. foot. Quiet Cul de Sac. Community Swim and Tennis included in rent. $850. (919-270-0073)
Floral Garden, 2 Side by Side plots, Sells for $6400 asking $5000. Call 610-698-7056
Oakwood Cemetery, "Roadside Lot". 16'x16' w/8 graves $4000 + $100/per site for Cemetery trust fund. 882-9353
Cars for Sale
93 Honda Accord. 1 owner. Never Wrecked. All orig. 10th Anniversary. 217k miles. $3,350. Call 687-3623
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RENT SPECIAL! 200-C Carolina (T-ville) â€“ Nice 2BR/1.5BA townhouse. Stove, refrig. Furn. WD hookup. Central heat/AC. No pets & no inside smoking. $300 mo. 434-3371
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Townhome 14 West Sunrise Ave. 2BR, 1.5 BA. $495 mo. $300 dep., 336-465-3508
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Unfurnished 2 Br Apt. Central Air. No Pets. near Pilot School on Harom Dr. $400/mo & Dep $400. Call. 476-4756
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