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New technology: Sunshine powers garbage can of the future BY MARK WINEKA mwineka@salisburypost.com

GRANITE QUARRY — When the sun shines, the garbage will grind. Waste Management has donated a solar-powered trash compactor — the first of its kind in the region — to the town of Granite Quarry. It may represent the trash can of the future. “Granite Quarry leads the way in a whole lot of things,” Mayor Mary Ponds said. “We don’t mind setting the way for others to follow. It’s all about going green.”

The solar trash compactor will be placed at the town’s Granite Lake Park. Waste Management promotes the compactor, which is about the same size as a standard 35-gallon trash barrel, as having five times greater capacity, meaning it can reduce the collection trips needed to empty it by 80 percent. That translates to an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, the company claims, while it also saves 80 percent in fuel, labor and maintenance costs. When the trash receptacle reaches capacity, sensors trig-

ger an internal, solar-powered compactor that flattens the contents, converting 180 gallons of waste in all into “easyto-collect” bags, Waste Management says. The units also can be equipped with a wireless system, signaling that the unit is ready to be picked up. Waste Management says the trash compactors have been used in many cities and public venues around the country. “Our compactors are another example of how we are constantly looking for new ways to better manage waste

“We don’t mind setting the way for others to follow. It’s all about going green.” MARY PONDS Granite Quarry mayor

and assist in meeting sustainable goals,” Stan Joseph, public affairs manager for Waste Management, said in a press release.

TAKING THE OATH

Deadline for local taxes looms

New district attorney, local judges are sworn in BY SARAH CAMPBELL

BY KARISSA MINN

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The first female district attorney in Rowan County was sworn in Monday. Brandy Cook, a former assistant district attorney in Cabarrus County, defeated former Rowan County Assistant District Attorney Karen Biernacki with 64 percent of the vote in November’s election. “I’m excited about the opportunity to continue the job that I’ve enjoyed so much for the past 10 years,” she said.. Anna Mills Wagoner was also sworn in Monday. She is returning home after serving nine years as U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina, making history as the first female appointed to that seat. Prior to her appointment, Wagoner served as District Court Judge in Rowan County for 11 years, including seven as chief District Court judge. “It’s great to be back in our courthouse and working with all the court personnel and lawyers that I sort of grew up with as District Court judge,” she said. Judge Erwin Spainhour, a Superior Court judge from Cabarrus County, administered the oath of office to Cook and Wagoner. “You folks have taken one of our truly outstanding lawyers from Cabarrus County as your district attorney,” he said of Cook. Spainhour said the responsibility and authority that come with being district attorney are “truly awesome,” but he expects Cook will do an excellent job. “You will certainly be glad that Ms. Cook is your new DA,” he said. Spainhour, who has known Wagoner since she started as a lawyer in Rowan County, said he knows her experience will help her fill the shoes of John Holshouser, who retired from the position after turning 72 in August. “Judge Wagoner will continue in that tradition of excellence here in Rowan County,” he said. Wagoner said she relied on Spainhour to show her the ropes before taking office Monday. “I’ve been following him around and shadowing him for a number of

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Superior Court Judge Erwin Spainhour administers the oath of office to new rowan County District Attorney Brandy Cook on Monday with her husband, Mark Schindelholz, by her side. weeks trying to get up to speed,” she said. “I’ve just gotten lots of great help from all of our former Superior Court judges here as well as ones across the state.” Cook will rely on the knowledge she acquired in her role as assistant prosecutor in Cabarrus County as she takes on her lead role. “I feel that my past experience ... is instrumental in leading this office,” she said. • • • Cook’s husband, Mark Schindelholz, held the Bible as Spainhour administered the oath of office. Her in-laws, Dan and Denise Schindelholz, were also on hand to lend their support. Wagoner’s husband, Bill Wagoner, daughter, Anna Gregory Wagoner, and son, Price Wagoner, were by her side as she was sworn in. Her brother, Greg Scarborough, mother, Lib Cooper, and father-inlaw, Walt Wagoner, also attended the ceremony. Wagoner was thrilled to see U.S. Attorney John Stone and her colleagues from the U.S. District Court office in the audience Monday. “The big surprise was my former federal family being here, I can’t

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Lane Punch, a precision metal manufacturer headquartered in Salisbury that filed for bankruptcy in July, could have a new owner by the end of the month, company President Bob Martin. Martin confirmed that competitor Connell Limited Partnership is interested in purchasing Lane Punch. He declined to name other potential buyers. The sale will be final Jan. 28,

Martin said. “This is a potential bidding opportunity for several interested parties,” he said. The economic downturn and decreasing business volume forced Lane Punch into Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Martin said. Located just south of Peeler Road near Interstate 85, the privately held company has 75 employees in Salisbury and Canton, Mich., he said. He declined to name the current owner. Robert Van Geons, Rowan Coun-

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Rowan County residents have until Wednesday to pay their 2010 property tax bill, or pay a penalty. Janet Phillips, deputy tax collector for the county, said property owners who haven’t paid their bill by Thursday will be charged 2 percent of the unpaid balance. Another three-quarters of a percent will be added on the first of each month following. After 30 days of delinquency, Phillips said, the county can offset a person’s income tax refund. “We can take some or all of it to pay delinquent taxes,” she said. If a property owner can’t pay the bill in full, Phillips recommends that the person come to the county tax office to set up an agreement to pay in installments. Payment agreement forms also are available on the county’s website and can be mailed in with the first payment. Delinquencies will be advertised in March or later, Phillips said. The county would like last year’s tax bills to be paid in full before the next ones are sent out July 1. Phillips said Monday she didn’t know how many people have yet to pay their tax bills, but “based on Friday and today, there’s still quite a few.” For more information, call the county tax collector’s office at 704216-8544 or visit www.rowancountync.gov and select “Tax Collector” from the “Departments” menu. Contact reporter Karissa Minn at 704-707-4222.

Schools will get increase approved by commissioners Anna Mills Wagoner takes the oath of office as Superior Court judge Monday with her husband, Bill Wagoner, son, Price Wagoner, and daughter, Anna Gregory Wagoner, by her side.

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Joseph planned to attend the Granite Quarry Board of Aldermen’s meeting Monday night but could not make it. Ponds said the town is always looking for ways “to reduce our carbon footprint and make the earth a greener place.” Elsewhere, Waste Management offers solar compactors to municipalities through purchase or leasing plans. It says the compactors are made from recycled materials. Who knows, the solar system of the future might involve trash cans, not planets. Contact Mark Wineka at 704-797-4263.

ty Economic Development Commission executive director, said he’s waiting for word of the sale. “I hope that, assuming the sale goes through, that whoever acquires it will keep those jobs and even grow,” Van Geons said. The EDC stands ready to assist the new owner, he said. “Our door is open,” he said. Employees have been in limbo since the company declared bankruptcy, said Martin. No one knows whether they will have a job after the sale, including himself, he said.

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“All the employees have had a difficult time,” he said. “It’s been tough, especially over the holidays.” Lane Punch, which moved its headquarters to Salisbury from New Jersey in 1986, makes precision metal stamping punches and die components. The agricultural, appliance and automotive industries use the components to punch out holes and forms.

BY KARISSA MINN kminn@salisburypost.com

Rowan-Salisbury Schools will continue to receive the $690,000 increase appropriated by the county, but commissioners may decide to withdraw it in March. Commissioner Jim Sides made a motion to revert those funds at Monday’s meeting of the Rowan County Board of Commissioners. Sides said when the previous board voted on the increase during budget discussions, it did not know that $900,000 of N.C. Education Lottery funds would be withheld by the state. That money had been budgeted to pay down debt from school bonds. “We still have to make those debt service payments,” Sides said. “The

Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704-797-4264.

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money has to come from somewhere, and if this motion is not passed, that will be our undesignated surplus funds.� He said the county has been spending its fund balance year after year, and the school system has more than $7 million in surplus funds from the county. Rowan County faces a $3 million to $4 million “hole� in the budget in the year ahead, he said. Commissioner Carl Ford seconded Sides’ motion, pointing out that the school system recently received $4.2 million in federal Education Jobs Bill funds. “Let the school system draw down its fund balance, which is what we’ve been doing for a couple years now,� Ford said. Commissioner Jon Barber said the $4.2 million to the schools from the federal government will only go so far to make up for up to $14.6 million in cuts from the state, resulting in severe losses of teachers and teacher assistants. Barber said he won’t support the motion now, but he would be willing to look at it again the second meeting in March, when the fate of the lottery funds will be more certain. “While the General Assembly said they would withhold lottery money from all counties, as of today they have not done so yet,� Barber said. He said the state has given back withheld lottery funds before, and the new General Assembly going into session Jan. 26 may prevent it from being taken in the first place. Commissioner Raymond Coltrain agreed with Barber. “The funds haven’t been withheld yet, and decisions in Raleigh tend to be made moment-by-moment,� Coltrain said. “I’d rather wait and hope

sistant district attorneys Paxton Butler, Tim Gould, Rosalee Hart-Morrison, Jennifer Hughes, Tom King, Barrett Poplar, Jennifer Suneson and Michelle Walker. “As far as I’m concerned they are all new employees of my adminstration,� Cook said. “Some have worked here and some have worked in other jurisdictions.� Hughes and Poplar came with Cook from Cabarrus County, replacing Biernacki and Michael Van Buren. Cook fired Biernacki and Van Buren before taking her post Monday.

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believe they came,â€? she said. “They took my breath away. I was just so honored that they would drive all the way from Greensboro early in the morning for this special occasion.â€? • • • Aftering being sworn in, Wagoner administered the oath of office to District Court judges Charlie Brown, Bill Kluttz, Beth Dixon and Kevin Eddinger. Each judge had their spouse by their side as they Contact reporter Sarah took the oath. Wagoner also swore in as- Campbell at 704-797-7683.

Driver recovering after hitting poles, flipping car BY SHAVONNE POTTS spotts@salisburypost.com

rest on its roof. The driver was pinned inside the car. Emergency crews rescued Chriscoe from the vehicle. A Salisbury Police officer detected the odor of alcohol on the driver and discovered beer cans lying around the vehicle as well as inside the car. Chriscoe was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. Salisbury police have issued warrants for driving while impaired, driving while license suspended, careless and reckless driving and open container. Chriscoe was at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, hospital officials said Monday morning.

A Salisbury man is in good condition after authorities say he struck two telephone poles and flipped his vehicle New Year’s Day along Statesville Boulevard. John Chriscoe, 40, of Wellington Hills Circle, Salisbury, was driving his silver Cadillac just before 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 1 when a witness said he saw the car pull out from Brenner Avenue and drove on the wrong side of the road for several blocks. The witness said the vehicle then crossed back onto the right side of Statesville Boulevard. The vehicle eventually ran off the road and struck two telephone poles, Contact reporter splitting them in half. The ve- Shavonne Potts at 704-797hicle overturned and came to 4253.

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Three arrested on cocaine charges tler also had a small amount of crack cocaine. Mettler was held in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $1,000 bond. Tracy Lynn Silcox, 42, of 435 Park Ave., Salisbury, also known as Tracy Orbaker and Tracy Lynn Olena, was also in the vehicle, but she was arrested at her home on Sunday on a charge of felony possession of cocaine. She was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $1,000 bond. Silcox has since been released. She was charged in July on a charge of stabbing a woman with a pocketknife. Silcox, who has several prior misdeSILCOX meanor convictions and felony drug charges, was recently released from jail after serving time for a 2007 larceny conviction.

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Mayor to speak to students about civic involvement vide insight regarding his or her personal path to public service and offer a glimpse at the role of municipal mayor. The outreach program will run for two weeks and precedes the Jan. 20 anniversary of Kennedy’s 1961 inauguration. “It is truly an honor to have this opportunity to share the legacy of President John F. Kennedy with our students,” Kluttz said in a press release. “Kennedy’s presidency inspired our nation through his spirit of optimism and his enduring belief in our country’s strength. His vigor and vision provide a constant reminder that there are innumerable opportunities for civic engagement available to us each day.” Kluttz noted that Harvard’s Institute of Politics has

Driver consents to search, arrested after officer finds drugs A Salisbury man was charged with drug possession Sunday after he consented to a vehicle search while cocaine was in plain view. Salisbury police officer Bryan Hodgson charged Barry Steven Jones, 58, whose address is listed as the streets of Salisbury, JONES with felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. The officer stopped a suspicious vehicle, a green sport utility vehicle at 200 Confederate

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Authorities arrested a Salisbury man at his Fulton Street home last week on warrants that include kidnapping charges from another county dating from more than six years ago. Salisbury police said Kenneth Jerome Misenhaimer, 37, of 1006 S. Fulton St., was charged on Thursday with two MISENHAIMER counts of felony larceny and driving while license revoked stemming from an incident Dec. 28 in Salisbury. According to police reports, Misenhaimer has outstanding warrants for a 2004 misdemeanor assault on a female and kidnapping in Mecklenburg County, a March 2005 misdemeanor communicating threats and violation of a protective order and two other violations of a protective order from an Aug. 29, 2005, incident and Aug. 31, 2005, incident, all from Mecklenburg County. He was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $500 bond. Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.

Ave., Salisbury at 9:17 a.m. The vehicle belonged to Jones. The officer noticed crack cocaine sitting on the passenger’s seat and asked Jones if he could search the vehicle. Jones gave the officer permission. The officer found five crack rocks and a silver spoon. Jones was held in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $2,000 bond. He has since been released. Jones was convicted in September of drug possession and larceny. He was previously convicted of harboring an escapee and multiple other drug possession charges. Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.

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Cow shot, gutted, carcass stolen Someone killed and gutted a cow and then stole the carcass from a Gold Hill residence last week. Rickey Swaringen told Rowan County Sheriff’s deputies a neighbor alerted him about gunshots and said they heard a cow bellowing from his father’s property at 625 Wyatt Grove Church Road. The property belongs to Marshall Lewis Swaringen, who is also a longtime bail bondsman. The incident happened about 8:30 p.m. Thursday. The cow was valued at $800. There was no sign of forced entry to the farm, said Sheriff’s Capt. John Sifford.

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provided each classroom teacher with a copy of Kennedy’s inaugural address, talking points for the address and Kennedy’s call to service. “Now more than ever, it is vitally important that we encourage community involvement and public service to our country,” Kluttz said. “With the energy, enthusiasm, and vitality of our youth, the legacy of JFK will continue to provide inspiration and enduring hope for our great nation.” The city of Salisbury and Kluttz were recently recognized in the national publication “U.S. Mayor” for participation in the Kennedy 50th anniversary program. Schools in the Rowan-Salisbury School System can request a classroom presentation by Kluttz by calling Salisbury City Hall at 704-638-5270.

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Salisbury Mayor Susan Kluttz is speaking to Salisbury High School students today about civic involvement as part of a national commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy. The tribute, “JFK 50th: Mayors Ask What Youth Can Do,” has been organized by Caroline Kennedy, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Participating mayors will visit local middle and high schools and speak with students regarding Kennedy’s legacy of public service and discuss opportunities for civic involvement and local community engagement. In addition, each mayor will pro-

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Three people were arrested on allegations of cocaine possession following a weekend traffic stop for a vehicle with a rear light out. A Salisbury police officer pulled over the 1996 Ford Explorer on Bendix Drive on Saturday because the tail light was out and the officer noticed a backseat passenger ducked down in the seat. The officer asked to search the vehicle because of the passenger’s suspicious behavior. Consent was given to search the vehicle and the officer located three crack rocks hidden BOYD in the bottom of a cup of water, an open container of vodka, Clonazepam, an anti-anxiety medication and acetaminophen, a pain reliever. The driver, Timothy DeShannon Boyd, 40, of 622 E.

Cemetery St., Salisbury, was charged with felony possession of cocaine. A department report said Boyd had one gram of crack cocaine. He told the officer the car did not belong to him. He was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under $500 secured bond and has since been released. Boyd was recently given probation for a conviction of misdemeanor assault on a female and has previous convictions for drug possession, burglary, robbery and attempted assault. The owner of the car, Sean Miguel Mettler, 33, of 160 Willow Oaks Drive, METTLER China Grove, was charged with felony possession of a schedule I controlled substance, felony possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. A department report said Met-

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maria perez and daniel Velazquez pose with their children Guadalupe Velazquez perez, daniel, 9, and marc Anthony, 4. Guadalupe Velazquez Perez couldn’t wait to join her big brothers Daniel, 9, and Marc Anthony, 4. The first baby born at Rowan Regional Medical Center this year, Guadalupe, arrived 14 days early. She was born about 11:50 p.m. on New Year’s Day. Third-time parents Maria Perez and Daniel Velazquez of Salisbury were plan-

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A Rowan County man is charged with first-degree rape of a child under the age of 13 and five counts of first-degree sexual offense on a child under the age of 13. Spencer police said Larry Dwayne Connor, 43, was charged in Mecklenburg County on Saturday, then taken to Rowan County and booked into the Detention Center on New Year’s Day. Connor has a criminal record in Rowan, as well as Mecklenburg CONNOR County, which includes charges of assault, drug possession and obtaining property by false pretenses. He was in the Rowan County jail under a $50,000 bond.

Dr. Laura Schlessinger likes to end her radio talk show with the phrase, “Take on the day.” Now she has “taken” her terrestrial radio program off the air, going to satellite radio. For 15 years, “Dr. Laura” filled an afternoon time slot on 1490 AM WSTP Radio in Salisbury. Friday’s syndicated show was her last on the Salisbury station. “She is going to do strictly satellite radio,” WSTP General Manager Mike Mangan said. Starting today, her pro-

A Salisbury man remains in the Rowan County jail facing misdemeanor larceny charges after he stole money from his grandmother’s Christmas cards, authorities say. Daniel Lynn Jordan, 28, of 4250 Mount Hope Church Road, was charged on Wednesday after his grandmother, Doris Miller Basinger, 79, said she’d prepared Christmas cards for family and not all of the money she’d given was received. Jordan admitted he took the money, said Sheriff’s Capt. John Sifford. A total of $115 was taken from the cards. Jordan is being held on a $1,000 bond. His court appearance is set for Feb. 14. He remains in the Rowan County Detention Center.

gram will now be available on Sirius XM — Sirius Channel 102 and XM Channel 155. “She is 64 years old, and she has decided she is going to do her own thing,” Mangan said of Schlessinger, who holds a doctorate in physiology. Her show, which she owns, had up to 9 million listeners on terrestrial radio. Mangan said another afternoon talk-show staple on WSTP, Fred Thompson, will be going off the air Jan. 20, so he can run for president again. For now, to replace Dr. Laura in the 3-5 p.m. time period, WSTP will have “The Steve Malzberg Show.” Malzberg is a conservative

talk show host syndicated out of New York City by WOR News. When Thompson comes off the air later this month, Mangan says he could be replaced by Dr. Joy Browne in the 1-3 p.m. time period. Browne is a licensed clinical psychologist who gives advice on relationships, finance, work and careers. She also is syndicated by WOR News. Mangan said those decisions aren’t final. He’s looking to determine how popular Malzberg will be and also has been considering the shows of Gayle King, Stephanie Miller and Leslie Marshall as possible replacements.

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variety of gifts from local merchants. Smart Start Rowan is designed to provide programs and services for young children and families in Rowan County. The family plans to celebrate the New Year’s birth with local family members. Mother and baby are doing very well. An estimated 1,700 babies are born in Rowan County each year.

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ning to have a relaxing day, until Maria went into labor. She arrived a Rowan Region about 10:20 p.m. Saturday. Mom and Dad are excited to have a baby girl and wish her good health. They received a gift basket from Smart Start Rowan and its supporters to help care for the new baby at home. The basket, valued at $1,000, is packed with a

Salisbury Police responded to two reports of impaired driving on New Year’s Day, one involving a near collision and the other involving a vehicle that crashed into a ditch. Salisbury Police Officer Michael Morgan was traveling on Statesville Boulevard at 11:48 a.m. Saturday when a silver Chrysler PT Cruiser pulled in front of him from the Carriage Room parking lot. The officer had to slam on his brakes to avoid hitting the car, police said. The PT Cruiser then crossed the median and turned onto Lash Drive. The driver, Candi Renee Jacobs, 24, of 722 Laurel Point Circle, Salisbury, was given a sobri-

ety test. Her blood-alcohol content was .26 or more than three times the legal limit. She was given two more tests which showed her alcohol content was .24 and .23, three times the legal limit. She was charged with driving while impaired, given a $500 secured bond and has since been released from the Rowan County jail. Salisbury Police Officer Brian Cooper stopped a Salisbury man at 2 a.m. Saturday and charged him with driving while impaired. The officer arrived at Airport Road near Cedar Springs Road, where a white Ford Taurus was nose first in a ditch. As the officer was pulling up, the driver was standing beside the vehicle, but when the officer approached, the driver got back

into the car. The driver, who was later identified as Jose Electerio Chirino Osorto, 29, of 923 N. Church St., Salisbury, was trying to back the car out of the ditch. The officer repeatedly told Osorto to turn the engine off. He eventually complied. When he stepped out of the vehicle, the officer smelled alcohol on him. He was unstable on his feet and the officer ascertained he was drunk. The officer was unable to obtain a sufficient blood sample and the driver later refused further testing. Osorto was placed in the Rowan Detention Center under a $1,000 bond where he remains. Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.

Mangan said Miller is the sister of Mary Miller James of Salisbury. “We’re going to try and tweak some things,” Mangan said. The rest of the WSTP lineup includes Kent Bernhardt and Howard Platt from 6-9 a.m.; Laura Ingraham from 911 a.m.; G. Gordon Liddy from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; and WBTV News from 5-6:30 p.m. Nighttime syndicated personalities include Michael Savage, Rusty Humphries, Jim Bohannon and Coast to Coast Overnight with George Noory and Art Bell. Contact Mark Wineka at 704-797-4263.

Kannapolis launches new website KANNAPOLIS — Touting itself as a “mecca for biotechnology,” the city of Kannapolis has launched a new website aimed at business and industry. The new site, www.ThinkKannapolis.com, is devoted to economic development. It details business opportunities available in the city, including at the N.C. Research Campus, the life sciences complex in downtown Kannapolis focused on health, nutrition and agriculture. The website also prominently features the Stanley Works distribution center and Stewart-Haas Racing. The site includes an online magazine, which profiles key sectors and companies, and a list of available real estate and lab space. The site promises up-to-date information on new projects, newly available land and new economic incentives. S47406

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Town Board approved a zoning ammendment Monday that will allow for the construction of an event center at 115 Amity Hill Road. Cleveland resident Brian Moerman already runs The Arbor Events, hosting weddings, parties and class reunions on his 112-acre lot, which started as a tree farm in 2003. The board’s approval Monday gives him to go ahead to build a facility that will include overnight accommodations. The venue will be able half a mile from its closet neighbor and Commissioner Pat Phifer said he talked to them and they don’t mind. “You have a very good endorsement,” he said. Eventually, Moerman wants to have about 10 guest rooms available on site. “Accommodations would be specific to people that are renting the facility,” he said. “I won’t have it set up as a hotel.” Moerman said the farm’s close proximity to Salisbury and Mooresville make it a good economic development investment. “There is a demand for this type of event center in the area,” he said. Moerman said since wrapping up the wedding season in November, he’s been scouting out corporate partners such as Lowes, Home Depot and Food Lion that might be interested in hosting training or team building events at the venue. “Corporate events are really going to be our main core,” he said. “There are more and more companies moving headquarters closer near this area.” Moerman said he plans to begin construction as soon as possible. “Right now, we’re working on a lot of clearing and that sort of thing,” he said. “We’re semiprepped for construction, but I didn’t want to jump the gun without getting the board’s approval.” With weddings booked in April, May and June, Moerman said the construction will likely take place in phases. “People aren’t going to want construction going on behind their event,” he said. Moerman said “just as soon as the weather cooperates” things will get under way. “We’re still juggling some things, but it’s going to happen.”


SALISBURY POST SALISBURY — Mrs. Peggy Ridenhour McKeithan, 63, of Salisbury, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 2, 2011 at her residence. Mrs. McKeithan was born on Nov. 23, 1947 in Stanly County. She was the daughter of the late James Ridenhour and Hazel Ridenhour Misenhimer. She graduated from East Rowan High School and worked for Rowan County Head Start and retired from PPG Industries in Lexington. She also attended High Rock Community Church and enjoyed crafts, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her daughter Sandra McKeithan Drew. Survivors include her husband, Burgwyn Armlon McKeithan; daughters Kimberly McKeithan Chesney and husband Bill, Jessie McKeithan Brady and husband Roy of Gold Hill and Elaine McKeithan Lawson and husband Dwayne of Salisbury; brothers Glenn Ridenhour and Jimmy Ridenhour of Rockwell; sister Brenda Talley of Rockwell; grandchildren Corey Goins, Amanda Brady, Aimee Goins, Tyler Brady, Brandon Lawson, Brett Lawson, Bryan Lawson, and Billy Chesney; great-grandchildren Zachery Preston Stevens, Brady, Damien Stevens, Briley Goins and expected great-granddaughter Addison. Service: The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at Powles Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. David Clark, Care Pastor of High Rock Community Church. Burial will follow at Brookhill Memorial Gardens in Rockwell. Visitation: The family will receive friends today from 23 p.m. at Powles Funeral Home. Powles Funeral Home of Rockwell is assisting the McKeithan family. Online condolences may be made to www.powlesfuneralhome.com

William Moore SALISBURY — William "Tex" Cornelius Moore, 72, of Salisbury, passed away on Friday, Dec. 31, 2010 at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Born February 19, 1938 to the late Cornelius Moore & Lois Judd Moore of Starke, Florida, he was a Graduate of Bradford County High School. Mr. Moore was an Air Force Cadet. In addition to his parents Mr. Moore was preceded in death by his sister Roseann Moore. He is survived by his wife, Monarcha Moore of Salisbury; son Tony Moore and wife Helen Moore of Chino Hills, Calif.; daughter Athena Moore of Salisbury and son, Gregory Moore and wife Gwen Moore of Salisbury. Also surviving are sister, Jeanie Moore Norman; and brother , Glen Moore of Bradford County, Fla.; six grandchildren: Chris Deal, Stephen Moore, Stephanie M. Elick, Lauren Lomax, Gregory Moore, II, and Amber Moore Leazer, and seven greatgrandchildren. Service: A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Second Presbyterian Church, 732 Lincolnton Rd, Salisbury, NC 28144. Visitation: The family will receive friends at the home of son, Greg Moore, 295 Monarch Drive. Memorials: May be made to American Cancer Society, Rowan County Relay for Life, c/o Frances Morris, 1103 Burkesway Drive, Salisbury, NC 28146. Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Moore family. Online condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralhome.com.

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HARMONY — Herbert Shaw "H.S." Smith, 82, of 137 Lake Mountain Lane, Harmony, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at Gordon Hospice House following a six-week illness. He was born June 8, 1928, in Iredell County and was the son of the late Manuel and Verlie Lou Shaw Smith. For many years, he enjoyed farming in the community along with his brother and sisterin-law. They were known for their watermelons and cantaloupes and especially enjoyed loading their truck with the fruits of their labor in order to share with others which was his main purpose in farming -- to give away and share what he had. He was an active and long-time member of Rock Spring Baptist Church and was very proud of his traveling and visiting over 250 churches in his earlier years. H.S. supported numerous charity organizations and missions projects and gave sacrificially to others. He will always be remembered for his kind and gentle spirit and as a man who loved the Lord dearly as well as his family, friends, and neighbors. To all those who knew him, his legacy will live on through farm/life lessons and insights he shared. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Lou Smith; a sister-in-law, Margaret Smith; and a brother-in-law, Richard Ross. H.S. is survived by two sisters, Lena Mae Ross and Audrey Smith, both of Salisbury; two brothers, Webster M. Smith and Robert Smith, both of Harmony; three nieces, Cindy W. Grant and husband Joe of Salisbury, Carolyn Williams of Santa Fe, N.M., and Tracy Brown and husband Dale of Hickory; two nephews, Randy Smith and wife, Renee, and Donald Smith, both of Harmony; seven great-nieces, Wendy Kavalir and husband Charles, and Sandra Beattie and husband Mike, Tiffany, Samanatha, Sabrina, and Tianna Smith, and Caylie Brown; two great-nephews, Chris Soveranez and Colton Brown; and many special cousins, friends and neighbors. Service: Funeral services celebrating H.S.'s life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rock Spring Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Hedgecock officiating. The body will lie in state thirty minutes prior to the service and burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today in the Ernest Troutman Memorial Chapel of Reavis Funeral Home in Harmony. James Melvin Ballard, Sr. Memorials: May be made to Rock Spring Baptist Church, CLEVELAND — Mr. James Melvin Ballard, Sr., 66, of 2485 c/o Sharon Krider, 572 Powell Bridge Road, Harmony, NC Steele Rd. Cleveland, died Jan. 2, 2011, at his home. Born in Iredell County on Oct. 26, 1944, he was the son of 28634; or to Gordon Hospice House, 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625; or to the charity of the donor's choice. the late Charles Gossett Ballard and Emma Barnett Ballard. Reavis Funeral Home of Harmony is serving the Smith He worked for 30 years at Burlington Mills in Mooresville and was a truck driver and a se- family. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.reavcurity guard at North Iredell High School for isfuneralhomeharmony.com. 13 years. He was a member of Crestview BapThe family would like to extend special thanks to the staff tist Church and the Scotch-Ireland Lodge #154 Gordon Hospice House for their attentive care and concern. at A.F. & A.M. of Cleveland.

SALISBURY — Mr. Howard Edward "Tree" Ellis, age 85, of 203 Five Row Road, Salisbury, died, Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at North Carolina State VeterHome, an's Salisbury. Born Dec. 17, 1925, in Rowan County, he was the son of the late J.B. Ellis and Alice Mae Hailey Ellis. He was educated in the public schools of Rowan County, and retired from Duke Energy as a machinist. He was affiliated with Yadkin Grove Baptist Church Jerusalem Baptist and Church, Spencer. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of the J.C. Price American Legion Post. Those who will forever cherish his memory are a son, Tommy H. Hairston, Sr. (Velveeta) of Salisbury, a brother, Raymond Ellis of the home; sister, Jane Cannon, of Salisbury and Juanita Ellis of New York, N.Y.; four grandchildren; three great-granchildren; nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. Services: Visitation at 12 p.m. and funeral at 12:30 p.m. at Jerusalem Baptist Church on Friday, Jan. 7. Rev. David Bracken, pastor, will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Salisbury National Cemetery, Brenner Ave., Salisbury with military honors. Hairston Funeral Home, Inc., is serving the family. Online condolences may be sent to hairstonfh.com.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Shawn Michael Bell and John Dwayne Bell; and two sisters, Matt Robinson and Linda Mae Brown. On June 29, 1963, he married the former Nancy Young who survives. Also surviving are a son, Pete Ballard and his wife, Paulette of Statesville; two daughters, Karen Bell and her husband, John/Nookie of Statesville, and Ginger Anderson and her husband, Dean, of Mocksville; two brothers, Charles Douglas Ballard and Kenneth Eugene Ballard, both of Gastonia; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services: Services celebrating James' life will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Crestview Baptist Church with Rev. Roy Pierce officiating. He will lie in state at the church for thirty minutes prior to the service and burial will follow at Iredell Memorial Gardens with full masonic rites. Visitation: The family will receive friends Wednesday evening 7-9 p.m. at Bunch-Johnson Funeral home. Memorials: May be given to Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County, Inc. 2347 Simonton Rd. Statesville, N.C. 28625. Condolences may be sent on line to the family to www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com. Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. The family wishes to extend special thanks to Ashley Baker with Hospice of Iredell for her loving care and sacrifice.

ROCKWELL — Mary Fesperman Helms, age 88, of Rockwell died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011 at her home. Mary was born Dec. 31, 1922 in Montgomery Co., the daughter of the late Tom and Edna Allen Fesperman. She was a devout member and Christian soldier of Landis Baptist Church and had worked for Cannon Mills Co. as an inspector. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne B. Helms in 1989; her grandson, Tony Reece in 1999 and her daughter, Wanda Reece in 2009. Mary is survived by her daughter, Brenda Helms Lyles (Clyde) of Rockwell; her grandchildren including Tammy Brown (Ted) of Salisbury, Kim Steele (Tommy) of Carlisle, Pa., Cathy Hager (Ralph) of Kannapolis, Mark Lyles (Bonnie) of Salisbury and Leann McGrath (Shaun) of China Grove; 11 greatgrandchildren and 2 greatgreat-grandchildren. Service: Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., Thursday at Landis Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Honeycutt and Rev. Ralph Hager officiating. Burial: Will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park, China Grove. Visitation: Family will receive friends at Whitley's Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m on Wednesday. Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com and Memorial donations may be made to Landis Baptist Church, 110 N. Kimmons St. Landis, NC 28088

ADVANCE — Mrs. Joyce Faye Dudley Howard, 71, of Cornatzer Road, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. She was born Nov. 26, 1939, in Davie County, to Jason Ransom and Mary Emma Cartner Dudley. She was retired from Thompson Crown Wood Products. Joyce was a very loving and faithful member of Dutchman Creek Baptist Church where she loved her church and her church family very much. She enjoyed cooking, traveling and collecting baby dolls. Joyce was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother by whom she was known as "Liz." She enjoyed spending time with her family and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Chaffin and Helen Beaver and a brother, JaSurvivors include her husband son Ransom Dudley, Jr. of 49 years, Clifford Watkins Howard, Sr. of the home; two daughters, Donna Howard Bell and Elaine Howard Edwards (Randy), all of Advance; two sons, Clifford Watkins Howard, Jr. (Heather) of Cochrane Alberta, Canada and John Howard (Stephanie) of Advance; 11 grandchildren, Jennifer Bell, Stephanie Kluttz (Willy), Jason Edwards (Amanda), Jermey Howard (Megan), Martin Edwards (Ashlee), Brittany Myers (Kenny), Tiffany Howard, Klaire Howard, Carl Howard, Jordan Muise and Colton Muise; two great-granddaughters, Kensley Edwards and Madyson Myers; a sister, Judy Stiller (O.D.) of Cooleemee; and two brothers, Bob Dudley (Nancy) of Salisbury and Walter "Bud" Dudley (Margie) of Woodleaf. Service: A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Wednesday at Dutchman Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Thomas Tuggle and Rev. Ted Tuggle officiating. The body will be placed in the church thirty minutes prior to the service. Interment will follow in Rowan Memorial Park in Salisbury. Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Eaton Funeral Home in Mocksville. Memorials: They request that memorials be considered for Dutchman Creek Baptist Church Missionary Fund, P.O. Box 416, Mocksville, NC 27028. Online condolences may be made at www.eatonfuneralservice.com

David Lee Martin KANNAPOLIS — David Lee Martin, 61, of Kannapolis died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at CMC-NorthEast. Born Sept. 25, 1949, in Cabarrus County, he was the son of Hazel Orren Martin of Kannapolis and the late Calvin Lee Martin. He retired from Duke Power working at McGuire Nuclear Station for the past 25 years, and was a long-time member of Lane Street Baptist Church where he had served as deacon and superintendent of Grounds. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam Era as an MP from 1970-71. He loved classic cars and Harley-Davidson motorcycles. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Elizabeth "Libby" Shue Martin; 3 sons, Jeff Dunlap (Angie) of Salisbury, Brian Lee Dunlap (Penny) of Mt. Pleasant, and Daniel Lee Martin of the home; 7 grandchildren, Devin, Lindsey, Megan "Sunshine", Amber, Hannah, Christian and Jordan; a sister, Donna M. Bost of Mooresville; a special "adoptive grandson", Tateum Caplinger; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral: Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, at Lane Street Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Jon Casteel and Rev. Gene Edwards. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park with military honors by the Cabarrus Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation: The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Whitley's Funeral Home. His body will lie in state at church 30 minutes prior to services. Memorials: May be made to Lane Street Baptist Church, 2532 Lane St. Kannapolis, NC 28083. Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com

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SALISBURY — Mrs. Tryphenia M. Beatty of 616 Dunns Mountain Rd., Salisbury, passed Monday at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, WinstonSalem. Arrangements are incomplete. Services entrusted to Hairston Funeral Home, Inc.

SALISBURY — Mildred Johnson, 91, of 1310 Old Wilkesboro Rd., passed away Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home, Inc.

Lawrence Bruce

ROCKWELL — Lawrence "Larry" Bruce, 57 of Rockwell passed away on Monday Jan. 3, 2010 at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Charles Roy Pethel this time, Powles Funeral ROCKWELL — Mr. Home of Rockwell is assisting Charles Roy Pethel, 55, of Rockwell passed away Sun- the Bruce family. day, Jan. 2, 2011 at his home. Funeral Arrangements are pending. Powles Funeral Home is assisting the Pethel Family.

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Nancy Frazier Erb SALISBURY — Mrs. Nancy Frazier Erb of Salisbury died Saturday, New Year's Day, 2011 at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Born Dec. 27, 1920 in Winston-Salem, Nancy was the daughter of John W. and Adelaide K. Frazier. A graduate and ardent supporter of Catawba College, she was also a member of the Home Moravian Church in WinstonSalem. Nancy was a long time volunteer in her community. She loved playing golf, connecting with her friends, hosting her bridge and book clubs and completing her daily crossword puzzles. Nancy was proud to be the last surviving member of her 12 Frazier siblings. Her family, originally anchored in North Carolina, has spread across the US from New York to Chicago, Cleveland, Atlanta, San Francisco and Portland. Gathering generations together over good food and rich stories was her joy every summer and Thanksgiving for over 50 years. As unofficial matriarch she kept track of us, kept us connected and kept us in line. Nancy is predeceased by the love of her life, Dr. Norris S. Erb and by her devoted dog, Angus. She is survived by her three sons, Don (Debbie), Mike, (Stacy), and Chris (Jeanette); her grandchildren Karen, Sara, Marcus (Christine), Allison, Eowyn (Bryan), Elizabeth, and Kevin; her great-grandchildren, Michael, Owen, and Audrey and even more daughters-in-law, nieces and nephews to many of whom she was a "second Mom". Service: A private graveside memorial service will be at the Home Moravian Church in Winston-Salem. Visitation: The family will welcome friends to visit at her home from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday. Memorials: In lieu of flowers it is requested that donations be made to the Boys Home in Lake Waccamau or a charity of choice. Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Erb family. Online condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralhome.com.

Arree "R.E." Hill

Ernest F. Casey, Sr.

LEXINGTON — Arree "R.E." Hill, 77, of Bookington Dr., passed away Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at Lexington Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 16, 1933, in Davie County, he was the son of the late Hoyt Eugene Hill and Maggie Anderson Hill. He was a member of United Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Dewey Hill; and a sister, Girie H. Martin. Those who survive to cherish loving memories are his wife, Nancy W. Hill; three sons, Calvin (Margie) Hill, Kenny (Kelly) Hill and Ozie Lee Terrell; three daughters, Carla (Bruce) Hilton, Cynthia (Lawrence) Hill and Judy Hill; four sisters, Alma (King) Bailey, Elnora H. Roberts, Magalene Hill and Mary Ann White; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral Services: Will be held Wednesday, Jan. 5, at 2 p.m. at the United Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service. Burial will follow at New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. The public viewing will be 1-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4 at Roberts Funeral Service. Online condolences can be expressed to the Hill family at www.robertsfuneral.com.

SALISBURY- Ernest Francis Casey, Sr., 80, passed away Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at the W.G."Bill" Hefner VA Medical Center, following a period of declining health. He was born Aug. 23, 1930 in Cambridge, Mass. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove.

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THE GOLDEN RULE

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or most of the world’s major religions, a timeless maxim serves as a core value, that of the so-called Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. Perfect in its simplicity, it calls for reciprocity in behavior, appealing to an individual’s aspiration to be treated with compassion, care and respect. In these first days of the new year, with many clinging tight to resolutions made in the waning hours of 2010, consider adherence to that Golden Rule as one exceptional goal to target in 2011. A commitment to do so, particularly in how this community treats one another in our public discourse, would make for a ... Perhaps kinder, and maybe citizens even more productive, would do well community. Contrary to those to consider who might contend it is a relatively recent the philosophy development, sharp partisan differences of the Golden have been a part of Rule in the American politics since the country’s year to come. formation. The Constitution won ratification only after the bitter argument between Federalists supporting it and Anti-Federalists in opposition. Early campaigns for the presidency, particularly that between incumbent John Adams and challenger Thomas Jefferson, were far uglier than those aged today, with vicious accusations lobbed by surrogates throughout the months preceding the vote. Throughout 2010 — and, more accurately, for nearly two decades — the United States has seen its politics trend more toward that Adams-Jefferson era than toward a period of principled disagreement and reasoned statesmanship. Too many engaged in the process seem more content to call names than to provide substantive arguments. They see victory as the more important matter rather than the development of thoughtful policy that appeals to a broad majority instead of narrow constituencies. This is not a condemnation of one side or another, as both parties are guilty of conducting themselves in dishonorable fashion. However, Americans must ask whether that is the part of individual politicians or a reflection of the general discourse. How many are quick to call names based on party labels? How many refuse to learn about an opponent’s position or to reject proposals sight unseen because they come from a Democrat or a Republican? In the interest of better, more representative government, perhaps citizens would do well to consider the philosophy of the Golden Rule in the year to come. Be more welcoming of other views by actively seeking them out. Should all accept that challenge and ask the same of elected officials, this community is sure to see less argument and more understanding, a worthy aspiration for 2011. — The Daily Reflector of Greenville

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Counting the real costs State budget more than just the general fund ALEIGH — If you seek to measure the cost of a government, its budget is a good place to start. But your search won’t end there. Only some of the costs imposed by government in any given year show up in its operating budget. When North Carolina policymakers and journalists say “the state budget,” for example, they typically mean only the General Fund — the programs funded mostly by income and sales taxes, while leaving out federal funds, highway funds, othJOHN er fees and HOOD charges, and accrued liabilities. Because of federal bailouts, most of North Carolina’s recent budgets have consisted of nonGeneral Fund expenditures. If you think “the state budget” is about $20 billion, then you are mistaken. It’s closer to $50 billion. Keep in mind that the vast majority of that spending is still being paid for by North Carolinians, in current or future taxes and fees. But even that broader definition of the state budget does not fully account for the cost of government. It leaves out at least two off-budget items: the cost of regulation and the deadweight loss of taxation. Unlike direct taxation, in which the government confiscates someone’s income and then spends it, regulation confiscates income indirectly. When the government orders a firm or household to expend

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resources to comply with a rule, it has an economic effect similar to a direct tax. But it doesn’t show up on the government’s books. For example, rather than levy a tax on residents to finance sidewalks, a municipality might require new developments to include sidewalks as a condition for permits. The cost of those sidewalks will mostly be borne by the incoming residents, in the form of higher down payments, mortgage payments or rents. These are very real costs imposed by government despite the fact that they remain entirely off the municipality’s budget. This is just an observation, not an argument. Perhaps new neighborhoods should include sidewalks. Whatever you think of North Carolina’s regulatory code — that it is too burdensome, not burdensome enough or just right — you have to recognize that it has costs as well as benefits. They have to be included in any comprehensive accounting of the total cost of government. Similarly, while the direct costs of taxation are included in a governmental budget, there are other tax costs that remain off the books. Economists call these costs either deadweight losses or excess burdens. When you raise or lower taxes, you are raising or lowering prices for labor, land, capital and other resources. Firms and households respond to these signals. If it becomes more expensive to purchase certain highly taxed items or engage in certain highly taxed activities, people will respond accordingly. As with regulatory costs, no serious person doubts the exis-

tence of deadweight losses from taxation. The debate is about the magnitude of the effect. While some politicians and activists exaggerate the deadweight losses — falsely claiming that most tax hikes so reduce economic activity as to result in net revenue losses, for example — most confine themselves to making the correct observation that tax changes don’t raise or lower government revenue as much as static models would indicate, because the models leave out the deadweight losses of tax hikes or the positive incentives from tax cuts. Chris Conover, a scholar at Duke University’s Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research, wrote a paper published a couple of months ago by the Cato Institute that uses the best-available economic research to estimate the deadweight losses of changes in marginal tax rates. Conover found the losses are greatest for federal income taxes — in the range of about 50 cents on the dollar — but that state and local taxes also have significant off-the-books costs. Specifically, he estimated that on the margin, changes in sales taxes had deadweight losses of around 26 cents on the dollar, while property taxes imposed 18 percent losses. So if you want to know the real cost of government in North Carolina, you’d start with the state budget, the whole state budget, and then keep adding many more billions to the total. ••• Hood is president of the John Locke Foundation and publisher of CarolinaJournal.com.

Enjoy symbolic votes, then move on B Y D ALE M C F EATTERS Scripps Howard News Service

ouse Republicans plan to celebrate their new majority status with a victory lap of largely symbolic gestures. On Thursday, they plan to blow part of a workday by having the U.S. Constitution read aloud. It will be instructive to see how many members remain on the floor for the entire reading of a document they are expected to know intimately in any case and how many of those who do stay will be bowed prayerfully over their Blackberrys. The House also plans to cut its budget by 5 percent, also a symbolic gesture since it will only generate $25 million to $30 million in savings in a deficit of $1.3 trillion. Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan, the new chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, promises a vote to repeal the Democrats’ prize healthcare reform, UPTON right before President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech on Jan. 27. Even though Upton confidently says he may get a two-thirds majority in favor of repeal, the number will be impressive but meaningless as long as Obama is in the White House and the Democrats have a majority in the Senate. Those votes will provide an opportunity for the 61 newly minted House GOP lawmakers to grandstand and delight their antiWashington, anti-spending supporters, but the problem with victory laps is that they go in a circle. Awaiting them when the celebration is over is the unfinished business of the last Congress, including 12 overdue spending bills. If they don’t like Obama’s budget, and they surely won’t, they have to draw up and enact one of their own. And they have to get started on 12 new spending bills for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. Matters will get deadly serious in March or thereafter when Congress must raise the ceiling, currently $14.3 trillion, on how much the government may borrow. Many of the members, new and old, are talking about using the threat of inaction to force spending reductions. The problem with this is the risk of inadvertently putting the U.S. government in default. Outspoken new GOP Rep. Mike Kelly says it would be “absolutely irresponsible” to raise the debt limit. Kelly was undoubtedly a very fine auto dealer back in Butler, Pa., but Obama’s chief economics adviser, Austan Goolsbee, is much closer to the mark. He says, “The impact on the economy would be catastrophic.” There is a sort of precedent for this kind of highhanded disdain for responsibility. In the fall of 2008, House members, using similarly tough talk, voted to kill a $700 billion bailout of the financial system. The Dow Jones index promptly took a record one-day swan dive of 778 points, and foreign financial markets also fell dramatically. The House scurried back to Washington and sheepishly reversed the vote.

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f you, like me, missed seeing a list of the Top 10 North Carolina News Stories for 2010, here is one for you to critique. 1. The November elections. The results in North Carolina put Republicans in charge of both houses of the legislature for the first time in more than 100 years. It is easily my top story. Is this shift to Republican control permanent? Nobody knows for sure. But longtime Democratic political consultant Mac McCorkle told me recently that in other Southern states, when Republicans have won control of other Southern state legislatures, they have generally kept it. When they redraw election districts this year, Republicans will enhance their chances to retain control. D.G. Republican legislators will fill MARTIN many places on state boards, including the UNC Board of Governors. Board service will give more Republicans the experience and motivation to compete for elective office in the future. The Republican victory also marks the end of an era. In the era of Marc Basnight, the senate leader was, arguably, more important in setting policy and allocating resources than anyone except possibly the governor. 2. Former Governor Mike Easley. The long series of news stories, the state and federal investigations, and the felony plea agreement embarrassed Easley and the entire state. It made for an unwelcome addition to North Carolina’s political history and depleted public interest and energy needed to attend to other very serious and more immediate problems facing the state. 3. The Edwards Saga. Elizabeth Edwards’s death last month was a sad reminder of how close she and John Edwards came to giving North Carolina its first White House family since the Civil War and the inglorious end to their unsuccessful quest. 4. The economy in North Carolina. Every one of us has been touched: a lost job or house or business opportunity or chance for retirement or some other aspiration that will not be achieved.

This sad news surrounded us everywhere, every day. 5. State government budget crisis. Although directly related to the economic crisis, the state budget is a separate news story. The gap between revenues and the funds needed to meet requirements to fund ongoing programs required painful cutbacks last year. But the bigger news last year was the developing certainty that the budget cuts this year would cause even greater pain. 6. Wake County schools. Arguably, the complicated struggles of the Wake County School Board make for a local rather than a statewide story. But the conflicts over school assignment policy have resurrected concerns across the state about the links between school assignment policy and re-segregation of previously integrated schools. 7. The census. Only preliminary reports from last year’s census are available to us now. But it is already clear that the population shift from the rural areas in North Carolina into the urban and suburban regions in the center of the state will be accompanied by a power shift in the General Assembly, more important, perhaps, than the political shift caused by the recent election. 8. Leadership change at the University of North Carolina. The end of the Erskine Bowles era and his amazing ability to maintain the stability of the system, notwithstanding budget cuts, and the transfer of responsibility to former Davidson College President Tom Ross, who faces even greater challenges. 9. Banking. The state continued its melancholy watch as Wachovia disappeared gradually into Wells Fargo, and fans of Bank of America watched their bank being led by non-locals for the first time. All the state’s banks struggled with the realities of new regulations and changed business practices in the post recession United States. 10. New businesses. A few new businesses, like a series of data processing centers locating in Western North Carolina, made news and gave us hope for recovery and growth. ••• D.G. Martin hosts UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Bookwatch,” which airs Sundays at 5 p.m.


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GOP House to vote to repeal health care law

Iran invites nations to visit nuke sites VIENNA (AP) — Iran has invited Russia, China, the European Union and its allies among the Arab and developing world to tour its nuclear sites, in an apparent move to gain support ahead of a new round of talks with six world powers. In a letter made available Monday to the Associated Press, senior Iranian envoy Ali Asghar Soltanieh suggests the weekend of Jan. 15 and 16 for the tour and says that meetings “with high ranking officials” are envisaged. While no reason was given for the timing of the offer, it comes just weeks before Iran and the six powers follow up on recent talks that ended with agreement on little else but to meet again. The new round between Tehran, and the permanent U.N. Security Council members — the U.S. Russia, China, Britain, France — plus Germany, is tentatively set for Istanbul, Turkey, in late January. It is meant to explore whether there is common ground for more substantive talks on Iran’s nuclear program, viewed by the U.S, and its allies as a cover for secret plans to make nuclear arms — something Tehran denies.

Drilling agency allows deepwater drilling without close reviews WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Monday it will allow 13 companies to resume deepwater drilling without any additional environmental scrutiny, just months after saying it would require strict reviews for new drilling in the wake of the BP oil spill. The government said it was not breaking its promise to require environmental reviews because the 13 companies — which include Chevron USA Inc. and Shell Offshore Inc. — had already started drilling the wells without detailed environmental studies. Drilling was suspended last year when the administration imposed a months-long moratorium following the BP spill. The ban was lifted in October, but drilling has not yet resumed in waters deeper than 500 feet in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. officials said the 13 companies must comply with new policies and rules before resuming activity at 16 Gulf of Mexico wells. All but three are exploratory wells — the same type BP was drilling when the blowout of the Deepwater Horizon rig occurred. The April 20 explosion killed 11 workers and set off the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. “For those companies that were in the midst of opera-

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Instant replay BY RONNIE GALLAGHER Instant replay has not made high school basketball yet — unless Salisbury 89 you were in the Salisbury N. Rowan 24 gym Monday night. Only four days ago, in the Moir Christmas Classic, North Rowan’s girls trailed Salisbury 40-3 at halftime before losing by 39. Last night, the 1A Cavaliers played better against their 2A neighbors. And lost by 65.

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BY MIKE LONDON mlondon@salisburypost.com

AS. HOLMES Whaddaya gonna do? Salisbury was a juggernaut four days ago so why would anything change for the Hornets (8-1)? “You just tell the girls to give it all you’ve got,” North coach Tony Hillian said. “That’s all you can do.” Ashia Holmes recorded the quietest 18 points in history. Twin Ayanna had 15. Jennifer Heilig scored 12. Freshman Brielle Blaire was powerful with 15 points, 15 rebounds and several assists, dazzling the See SALS. GIRLS, 3B

North Rowan’s boys left the SalisN. Rowan 75 bury gym Salisbury 60 floating on air and dreaming of championships. Seniors Sam Starks and Javon Hargave earned lifetime bragging rights on Monday with a 75-60 victory in the Hornets’ packed gym. “This game meant an awful lot to our program, but especially to the seniors,” North

points from Starks and put a lid on Salisbury superstar Darien Rankin, holding him to two harmless field goals. North (8-3) broke a fourgame losing streak in the series that included a 62-60 loss in Spencer to open this season and a bitter 79-77 overtime STARKS HARGRAVE setback in a Sam Moir Christmas Classic semifinal. coach Andrew Mitchell said. “It’s always tough to win a “This was the last time they’ll third game against any team,” play Salisbury. This was their Salisbury coach Justin Morlast shot.” gan said. “It’s really hard to The Cavaliers took their See NORTH BOYS, 3B best shot, got 18 highlight-film

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Big Ten in the Big Easy Ohio State meets Arkansas in Sugar Bowl tonight BY PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — Jim Tressel and Bobby Petrino dutifully posed in front of the Sugar Bowl trophy Monday, forcing smiles and mumbling a few pleasantries to each other while the cameras clicked away. Surely there was no mention of what happened on New Year’s Day. That would have wiped the grin right off Tressel’s face. The Big Ten is still stinging from an embarrassing performance on the first day of 2011, when its teams put up an oh-fer in five bowl games. Making matter worse, three of those defeats came against the SEC, the other half of that perennial debate over where they play the best college football: the North or the South? No. 6 Ohio State can soothe some of the sting by winning tonight’s Sugar Bowl against eighth-ranked Arkansas in yet another Big Ten-SEC matchup. A matchup that will have a Rowan County connection. Former West Rowan star Chris Smith is a member of the Arkansas defense. • But back to the Big Ten. Tressel would prefer not to put the entire conference on his team’s back, especially since the Buckeyes (11-1) have never won a bowl game against an SEC team in nine previous tries. “We always say if you ever want to become the best, you

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Jim Harbaugh, left, barks instructions as quarterback Andrew Luck listens during stanford’s victory against Virginia tech in the orange Bowl.

Stanford has all the Luck BY STEVEN WINE Associated Press

MIAMI — John Elway flashed his familiar grin and Stanford 40 Jim Harbaugh gave Va. Tech 12 a jubilant shout from the sideline as Andrew Luck sprinted up the field to join an end zone celebration. Nearly a quarter remained in the Orange Bowl, but the Stanford Cardinal were on the way to their first bowl victory in 14 years. And it was a blowout.

Luck, the Heisman Trophy runnerup, threw for 287 yards and four touchdowns Monday night to lead fifth-ranked Stanford past No. 12 Virginia Tech 40-12. It was a performance reminiscent of Elway, the former Stanford quarterback who is expected to become the Denver Broncos’ chief football executive this week. He served as an honorary captain, and ex-Stanford QB Jim Plunkett was also on hand to lend support. The Cardinal (12-1) likely will end the season ranked in the top 5 for the

first time since the unbeaten 1940 team finished No. 2. Their success comes only four years after they went 1-11 and hired Harbaugh as coach to lead a turnaround. Virginia Tech (11-3), playing in a bowl game for the 18th consecutive year, fell to 1-27 against top-5 teams. Stanford threw a completion for a bizarre safety and blew two extra points, but overcame those mistakes with six plays gaining more than 30 yards. Two came in succession on a two-play, 97-yard “drive,” and the Cardinal outscored Tech 27-0 in the

second half. Coby Fleener caught scoring passes of 41, 58 and 38 yards from Luck, all in the final 21 minutes. Zach Ertz had a 25-yard TD reception, Jeremy Stewart scored on a 60-yard run and Stepfan Taylor added a 56-yard run. Fullback-linebacker Owen Marecic scored on a 1-yard run and had a sack. Luck went 18 for 23 and was chosen the Orange Bowl most valuable player. Fleener had six catches for 173 yards for the Cardinal, who out-

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Panthers: An offseason full of unknowns BY MIKE CRANSTON Associated Press

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CHARLOTTE — The ugly performances on the field are finally over for the Carolina Panthers. Now the real work starts. From hiring a coach, to using the No. 1 overall draft pick, to dealing with 28 free agents and trying to upgrade the roster of the NFL’s worst team, the offseason promises to be one of the busiest and most intriguing in the franchise’s 16-year history. “There are a lot of great players in there waiting for news to see what’s going to happen,” left tackle Jordan Gross said. “The next few months will be very exciting around here.” Monday was a day to fi-

nally retire a dark 2-14 season that ended with a thud in a 31-10 loss at Atlanta a day earlier. Coach John Fox called his final team meeting for 8 a.m. The players then held a union meeting to discuss the potential lockout before filtering into the parking lot. Most carried garbage bags with their belongings, with many of them likely to never return to Bank of America Stadium. The added twist was seeing assistant coaches leaving with boxes, too. Fox, who didn’t speak to reporters, was seen whisking away in his car before noon, marking the end of his nine-year run that included a Super Bowl appearance but never consecutive winning

seasons. “It was a little emotional with Foxy,” center Ryan Kalil said. “It’s a tough deal.” General manager Marty Hurney, whose job is safe, will lead the coaching search that’s expected to focus on current NFL assistant coaches and not big names Bill Cowher or Jon Gruden. While Hurney isn’t discussing candidates, it appears Stanford coach and former Panthers quarterback Jim Harbaugh may not be in the mix with other jobs higher on his list should he seek to leave. Hurney started contacting teams for permission to talk to candidates on Monday. Chargers coach Norv Turner said they allowed

Carolina to speak to San Diego defensive coordinator Ron Rivera, who said he had yet to be contacted. “It’s a great opportunity,” Rivera said. “If it comes about, I’m looking forward to it, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.” New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell, Cleveland defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, New York Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, Cincinnati defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, Philadelphia defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, and Atlanta offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey are also seen as potential choices.

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2B • TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2011

TV Sports Tuesday, Jan. 4 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 8:37 p.m. ESPN — Sugar Bowl, Ohio St. vs. Arkansas, at New Orleans MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Indiana at Minnesota NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. VERSUS — Minnesota at New Jersey

Area schedule Tuesday, January 4 PREP BASKETBALL 6 p.m. West Forsyth at Davie North Rowan at East Montgomery 6:30 p.m. South Rowan at Carson East Rowan at West Rowan A.L. Brown at Mount Pleasant 7:30 p.m. Cabarrus Stallions at North Hills (boys) PREP WRESTLING 6:30 p.m. West Rowan at East Rowan Carson at South Rowan Mount Pleasant at A.L. Brown

Prep wrestling North 36, East 30 103 — Cornacchione (ER) tech. fall Connelly 16-0 112 — Ellis (NR) d. Deutsch 13-8 119 — Campbell (ER) won by forfeit 125 — Almeida (ER) m.d. Solorzano 10-1 130 — Powers (NR) p. Blume 135 — Lemmon (NR) d. Crawford 5-2 140 — Shaffer (ER) won by forfeit 145 — Jo. Byrd (ER) d. Ramsue 6-2 152 — Mock (NR) p. Jacobs 160 — Chambers (NR) d. Feriante 12-9 171 — Fowler (NR) d. Ja. Byrd 10-5 189 — Rattz (ER) p. Allen 215 — Wiggins (NR) p. Morgan Hwt — Robertson (NR) p. Bell

Prep hoops Standings 1A Yadkin Valley Overall Boys YVC North Rowan 4-0 8-3 Albemarle 2-0 3-0 4-1 4-4 West Montgomery North Moore 3-1 6-3 Chatham Central 3-2 4-6 1-2 2-3 East Montgomery South Davidson 1-4 3-7 Gray Stone 1-4 2-9 0-5 0-8 South Stanly Monday’s game North Rowan 75, Salisbury 60 Overall Girls YVC Chatham Central 5-0 7-2 Albemarle 2-0 3-1 3-1 5-2 North Moore North Rowan 3-1 4-7 South Stanly 3-2 3-6 1-2 1-4 East Montgomery South Davidson 1-4 3-7 West Montgomery 1-4 1-7 0-5 0-8 Gray Stone Monday’s game Salisbury 89, North Rowan 24 Tuesday’s games Gray Stone at North Moore South Stanly at South Davidson West Montgomery at Chatham Central North Rowan at East Montgomery

2A Central Carolina Overall Boys CCC Salisbury 0-0 6-4 East Davidson 0-0 7-5 0-0 5-5 Central Davidson West Davidson 0-0 4-4 Lexington 0-0 4-6 Thomasville 0-0 2-6 Monday’s game North Rowan 75, Salisbury 60 CCC Overall Girls 0-0 9-1 Thomasville Salisbury 0-0 8-1 Central Davidson 0-0 7-2 0-0 9-3 East Davidson Lexington 0-0 5-3 West Davidson 0-0 1-7 Monday’s game Salisbury 89, North Rowan 24 Tuesday’s games Randleman at Central Davidson Wednesday’s games East Davidson at Randleman Thomasville at Wheatmore Oak Ridge at Lexington Salisbury at West Rowan

3A North Piedmont Boys Statesville North Iredell West Rowan West Iredell Carson South Rowan East Rowan

NPC 3-0 2-1 2-1 2-2 2-2 0-2 0-3

Overall 7-3 4-6 4-7 7-5 5-8 3-9 0-11

Girls NPC Overall North Iredell 3-0 10-1 3-1 9-4 Carson West Rowan 2-1 9-3 1-1 4-7 South Rowan East Rowan 1-2 3-8 West Iredell 1-3 1-9 0-3 0-9 Statesville Tuesday’s games South Rowan at Carson East Rowan at West Rowan North Iredell at Statesville St. Stephens at West Iredell Wednesday’s game Salisbury at West Rowan

3A South Piedmont Boys Concord A.L. Brown Hickory Ridge NW Cabarrus Cox Mill Central Cabarrus Robinson Mount Pleasant

SPC 3-0 3-0 3-0 2-1 1-2 0-3 0-3 0-3

Overall 10-1 7-2 8-3 7-5 3-8 6-5 4-6 3-6

Girls SPC Overall Hickory Ridge 3-0 7-4 Concord 3-0 5-5 Robinson 2-1 8-3 A.L. Brown 1-1 4-5 Mount Pleasant 1-2 4-5 NW Cabarrus 1-2 2-7 Cox Mill 0-2 1-8 Central Cabarrus 0-3 0-7 Tuesday’s games Central Cabarrus at Robinson Concord at Cox Mill NW Cabarrus at Hickory Ridge A.L. Brown at Mount Pleasant

4A Central Piedmont Boys Reagan Davie County Mount Tabor North Davidson West Forsyth R.J. Reynolds

CPC 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Overall 11-0 11-1 11-1 7-3 5-5 3-7

Girls CPC Overall Mount Tabor 0-0 9-2 R.J. Reynolds 0-0 7-2 West Forsyth 0-0 7-2 North Davidson 0-0 5-5 Reagan 0-0 4-6 Davie County 0-0 5-8 Tuesday’s games West Forsyth at Davie North Davidson at Reagan R.J. Reynolds at Mount Tabor

College hoops National polls AP Top 25 1. Duke (65) 2. Ohio St. 3. Kansas 4. Syracuse 5. Pittsburgh

Record 13-0 14-0 13-0 15-0 13-1

Pts Pvs 1,625 1 1,551 2 1,491 3 1,437 5 1,358 6

6. San Diego St. 15-0 1,198 7 7. Villanova 12-1 1,187 8 1,168 4 8. Connecticut 11-1 9. Missouri 13-1 1,116 10 10. Kentucky 11-2 1,052 11 13-1 930 12 11. Purdue 12. Texas 11-2 902 13 13. Georgetown 12-2 834 9 688 15 14. Notre Dame 12-2 15. BYU 14-1 648 16 16. Texas A&M 12-1 569 18 523 17 17. Kansas St. 11-3 18. Michigan St. 9-4 504 20 19. UCF 13-0 490 19 12-3 328 23 20. Illinois 21. Memphis 11-2 313 21 22. Vanderbilt 11-2 238 24 173 — 23. Washington 10-3 24. Cincinnati 14-0 159 — 25. UNLV 12-2 136 — Others receiving votes: Louisville 124, Minnesota 96, Temple 74, Wisconsin 55, Baylor 50, Florida 35, Butler 25, Wichita St. 17, North Carolina 9, Saint Mary’s, Calif. 8, Gonzaga 7, Arizona 2, Cleveland St. 2, Florida St. 2, Georgia 1.

USA Today/ESPN Pts Pvs Record 1. Duke (31) 13-0 775 1 2. Ohio State 14-0 742 2 13-0 714 3 3. Kansas 4. Syracuse 15-0 678 5 5. Pittsburgh 13-1 639 6 600 7 6. San Diego State 15-0 7. Villanova 12-1 577 8 8. Missouri 13-1 536 10 11-1 516 4 9. Connecticut 10. Purdue 13-1 489 11 11. Kentucky 11-2 477 12 11-2 424 14 12. Texas 13. Georgetown 12-2 417 9 14. BYU 14-1 356 16 12-2 316 15 15. Notre Dame 16. Texas A&M 12-1 285 18 17. Kansas State 11-3 271 17 13-0 204 21 18. UCF 19. Michigan State 9-4 203 19 20. Illinois 12-3 142 25 11-3 128 13 21. Minnesota 22. Memphis 11-2 110 22 23. Louisville 11-2 73 20 11-2 71 — 24. Vanderbilt 25. Cincinnati 14-0 56 — Others receiving votes: Baylor 50, UNLV 50, Washington 44, Wisconsin 39, Temple 26, Wichita State 14, Saint Mary’s 13, Gonzaga 12, Florida 9, Butler 6, Old Dominion 6, Utah State 4, Arizona 1, Cleveland State 1, North Carolina 1.

Standings SAC SAC Overall Lincoln Memorial 2-0 10-0 1-0 3-2 Brevard Tusculum 1-0 4-8 Anderson 1-1 7-5 1-1 6-4 Wingate Catawba 1-1 5-5 Mars Hill 1-1 4-6 1-1 2-8 Lenoir-Rhyne Newberry 0-2 5-5 Carson-Newman 0-2 3-7 Monday’s game Lincoln Memorial 100, Lees-McRae 62 Wednesday’s games Wingate at Catawba Carson-Newman at Brevard Lenoir-Rhyne at Anderson Mars Hill at Newberry Lincoln Memorial at Tusculum

CIAA Division Overall Northern Virginia Union 1-0 3-3 Elizabeth City State 0-0 6-2 0-0 5-2 Bowie State St. Paul’s 0-0 2-4 Lincoln 0-0 1-6 0-0 1-7 Chowan Virginia State 0-1 1-9 Southern Division Overall 5-0 Winston-Salem State 0-0 Shaw 0-0 7-2 Livingstone 0-0 4-2 0-0 5-4 Johnson C. Smith Fayetteville State 0-0 4-4 St. Augustine’s 0-0 1-7 Monday’s game Elizabeth City State 87, UDC 76 Tuesday’s game Winston-Salem State at St. Paul’s

Conference Carolinas CC Overall Limestone 3-0 8-2 Pfeiffer 3-0 5-4 2-0 6-4 Queens Coker 2-1 3-6 Barton 2-2 7-5 1-1 6-4 Mount Olive St. Andrews 1-2 4-6 Lees-McRae 0-2 3-6 0-3 4-6 Belmont Abbey Erskine 0-3 0-7 Monday’s games Pfeiffer 79, Barton 70 Queens 60, Erskine 45 Limestone 72, Belmont Abbey 65 Lincoln Memorial 100, Lees-McRae 62 Coker 88, St. Andrews 73

ACC ACC Overall Duke 1-0 13-0 Boston College 1-0 11-3 1-0 11-4 Florida State Virginia 1-0 9-5 North Carolina 0-0 10-4 0-0 9-4 N.C. State Georgia Tech 0-0 7-6 Wake Forest 0-0 6-8 Clemson 0-1 11-4 0-1 11-4 Miami Maryland 0-1 9-4 Virginia Tech 0-1 9-4 Monday’s game Auburn 65, Florida State 60 Tuesday’s games Howard at Virginia, 5:30 p.m. Colgate at Maryland, 8 p.m. Wednesday’s games Harvard at Boston College, 7 p.m. High Point at Wake Forest, 7 p.m. N.C. State vs. Elon, 7 p.m. UAB at Duke, 7 p.m., ESPN2

Southeastern Eastern SEC Overall 0-0 12-2 Kentucky Georgia 0-0 11-2 Vanderbilt 0-0 11-2 Florida 0-0 11-3 Tennessee 0-0 9-4 South Carolina 0-0 8-4 Western SEC Overall Arkansas 0-0 10-2 Mississippi 0-0 10-3 Mississippi State 0-0 8-6 Alabama 0-0 8-6 LSU 0-0 8-7 Auburn 0-0 7-7 Monday’s games Auburn 65, Florida State 60 Kentucky 86, Penn 62 Alabama 83, Toledo 41 Florida 84, Rhode Island 59 Tuesday’s games S.C. State at South Carolina, 7 p.m., SportSouth Arkansas at Texas, 9 p.m., ESPNU

Other scores EAST American U. 77, Brown 67 Army 67, Dartmouth 47 Buffalo 78, Cornell 66 Cent. Conn. St. 92, Massachusetts 63 Fairfield 70, Niagara 48 Hartford 82, St. Francis, NY 74 Hofstra 75, Drexel 69 Loyola, Md. 83, Marist 67 Old Dominion 51, Towson 47 Rider 88, Manhattan 78 Siena 73, Iona 67 St. John’s 61, Georgetown 58 St. Peter’s 63, Canisius 55 Wagner 73, Quinnipiac 68 SOUTH Alabama 83, Toledo 41 Austin Peay 89, Chattanooga 57 ETSU 62, Mercer 61 East Carolina 58, N.C. Central 50 Furman 82, Virginia-Wise 55 George Mason 75, Delaware 66 Georgia St. 76, Va. Commonwealth 66 Jacksonville 67, Campbell 65 James Madison 75, Northeastern 69 Kennesaw St. 78, S.C.-Upstate 71 Stetson 76, Lipscomb 66 UNC Wilmington 61, William & Mary 59 MIDWEST Akron 84, Oral Roberts 80 Ball St. 76, SIU-Edwardsville 46 Iowa St. 72, N. Illinois 63 Kansas St. 92, Savannah St. 61

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SCOREBOARD Michigan St. 65, Northwestern 62 Nebraska 77, North Dakota 46 Wis.-Milwaukee 76, Butler 52 SOUTHWEST Oklahoma 73, Md.-Eastern Shore 49 Oklahoma St. 79, UTSA 63 Texas A&M 66, Nicholls St. 55

Notable boxes Auburn 65, FSU 60 FLORIDA ST. (11-4) James 2-3 4-6 8, Singleton 7-15 4-12 20, Dulkys 2-6 0-0 5, Snaer 2-11 2-2 7, Kitchen 6-11 0-0 12, Jordan 0-1 0-0 0, Loucks 1-3 0-0 3, White 0-7 2-2 2, Shannon 0-1 0-2 0, Kreft 1-2 1-2 3. Totals 21-60 13-26 60. AUBURN (7-7) Chubb 5-9 0-0 10, Langford 5-10 2-2 16, Wallace 3-3 3-4 9, Sullivan 2-7 1-2 6, Ross 3-5 2-2 10, Payne 1-4 4-6 7, Neysmith 0-0 0-0 0, Gabriel 2-6 1-2 5, Drum 0-1 0-0 0, Forbes 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 22-47 13-18 65. Halftime—Auburn 27-22. 3-Point Goals— Florida St. 5-26 (Singleton 2-4, Loucks 1-3, Dulkys 1-5, Snaer 1-6, Jordan 0-1, Kitchen 0-3, White 0-4), Auburn 8-19 (Langford 45, Ross 2-3, Payne 1-3, Sullivan 1-5, Drum 0-1, Gabriel 0-2). Fouled Out—Chubb. Rebounds—Florida St. 40 (Singleton 10), Auburn 33 (Ross 11). Assists—Florida St. 15 (Kitchen 7), Auburn 15 (Wallace 7). Total Fouls—Florida St. 17, Auburn 24. A— 5,359.

EAST CAROLINA (8-6) Morrow 2-5 5-7 9, Gaines 1-2 1-2 4, Abrams 5-9 4-6 16, Straughn 0-3 0-0 0, Sherrod 5-11 3-4 17, Torlak 0-0 0-0 0, Young 1-9 6-7 8, Sampson 1-1 0-0 3, Ellison 0-2 00 0, Wynn 0-2 0-0 0, Morales 0-1 0-0 0, Joyner 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 15-45 20-28 58. N.C. CENTRAL (5-7) Clement 5-15 3-4 16, Leemow 0-5 0-0 0, Wilkerson 5-14 7-8 19, Chasten 4-11 0-0 8, Manns 0-0 0-0 0, Glasker 0-0 0-0 0, Beaman 0-0 0-0 0, Best 1-2 1-3 3, Ingram 0-0 0-0 0, Nicely 0-0 0-0 0, Chapman 0-2 2-2 2, Fitzgerald 1-4 0-0 2, O’Neal 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 16-53 13-17 50. Halftime—N.C. Central 30-26. 3-Point Goals—East Carolina 8-24 (Sherrod 4-7, Abrams 2-5, Sampson 1-1, Gaines 1-2, Ellison 0-1, Straughn 0-3, Young 0-5), N.C. Central 5-20 (Clement 3-9, Wilkerson 2-4, Leemow 0-1, Fitzgerald 0-2, Chasten 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—East Carolina 35 (Abrams 7), N.C. Central 39 (Chasten 12). Assists—East Carolina 10 (Young 4), N.C. Central 10 (Leemow 5). Total Fouls—East Carolina 16, N.C. Central 20. A—2,217.

NFL Standings PA 313 304 333 425 PA 388 419 427 339 PA 232 270 332 395 PA 326 322 371 471 PA 377 347 436 377 PA 288 307 318 408 PA 286 240 369 348 PA 407 328 346 434

Playoffs Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 8 New Orleans at Seattle, 4:30 p.m. (NBC) N.Y. Jets at Indianapolis, 8 p.m. (NBC) Sunday, Jan. 9 Baltimore at Kansas City, 1 p.m. (CBS) Green Bay at Philadelphia, 4:30 p.m. (FOX) Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 15 Indianapolis, Kansas City or Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 4:30 p.m. (CBS) Green Bay, New Orleans or Seattle at Atlanta, 8 p.m. (FOX) Sunday, Jan. 16 Philadelphia, New Orleans or Seattle at Chicago, 1 p.m. (FOX) N.Y. Jets, Kansas City or Baltimore at New England, 4:30 p.m. (CBS) Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 23 NFC, 3 p.m. (FOX) AFC, 6:30 p.m. (CBS) Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 30 At Honolulu AFC vs. NFC, 7 p.m. (FOX) Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 6 At Arlington, Texas AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 6:30 p.m. (FOX)

College football Bowl games Monday, Jan. 3 Orange Bowl Stanford 40, Virginia Tech 12 Tuesday, Jan. 4 Sugar Bowl Ohio State (11-1) vs. Arkansas (10-2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Jan. 6 GoDaddy.com Bowl Miami (Ohio) (9-4) vs. Middle Tennessee (6-6), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 7 Cotton Bowl Texas A&M (9-3) vs. LSU (10-2), 8 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 8 BBVA Compass Bowl Pittsburgh (7-5) vs. Kentucky (6-6), Noon (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 9 Fight Hunger Bowl Boston College (7-5) vs. Nevada (12-1), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 10 BCS National Championship Auburn (13-0) vs. Oregon (12-0), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF Philadelphia 39 24 10 5 53 131 Pittsburgh 40 25 12 3 53 127 N.Y. Rangers 40 22 15 3 47 119 N.Y. Islanders 37 12 19 6 30 89 New Jersey 38 10 26 2 22 68 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Boston 38 21 11 6 48 110 Montreal 40 21 16 3 45 100 Ottawa 40 16 19 5 37 90 Buffalo 38 16 18 4 36 105 Toronto 38 14 20 4 32 90 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Tampa Bay 39 23 11 5 51 121 Washington 40 23 12 5 51 120 Atlanta 42 21 15 6 48 131 Carolina 38 18 15 5 41 111

95 GA 110 104 118 93 114 GA 92 125 112 115 126 GA 111 108 119 96 113

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ECU 58, N.C. Central 50

AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF y-New England14 2 0 .875 518 x-N.Y. Jets 11 5 0 .688 367 Miami 7 9 0 .438 273 4 12 0 .250 283 Buffalo South W L T Pct PF y-Indianapolis10 6 0 .625 435 Jacksonville 8 8 0 .500 353 6 10 0 .375 390 Houston Tennessee 6 10 0 .375 356 North W L T Pct PF y-Pittsburgh 12 4 0 .750 375 x-Baltimore 12 4 0 .750 357 Cleveland 5 11 0 .313 271 Cincinnati 4 12 0 .250 322 West W L T Pct PF y-Kansas City10 6 0 .625 366 San Diego 9 7 0 .563 441 Oakland 8 8 0 .500 410 4 12 0 .250 344 Denver NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF y-Philadelphia10 6 0 .625 439 N.Y. Giants 10 6 0 .625 394 Dallas 6 10 0 .375 394 Washington 6 10 0 .375 302 South W L T Pct PF y-Atlanta 13 3 0 .813 414 x-New Orleans11 5 0 .688 384 Tampa Bay 10 6 0 .625 341 CAROLINA 2 14 0 .125 196 North W L T Pct PF y-Chicago 11 5 0 .688 334 x-Green Bay 10 6 0 .625 388 Detroit 6 10 0 .375 362 Minnesota 6 10 0 .375 281 West W L T Pct PF y-Seattle 7 9 0 .438 310 St. Louis 7 9 0 .438 289 San Francisco 6 10 0 .375 305 Arizona 5 11 0 .313 289

Florida 37 18 17 2 38 102 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF 39 24 10 5 53 133 Detroit St. Louis 38 20 13 5 45 101 Chicago 41 21 17 3 45 128 38 19 13 6 44 95 Nashville Columbus 39 20 16 3 43 101 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF 37 24 8 5 53 127 Vancouver Colorado 39 20 14 5 45 132 Minnesota 38 18 15 5 41 98 40 18 19 3 39 107 Calgary Edmonton 37 12 18 7 31 95 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF 40 23 13 4 50 114 Dallas San Jose 39 21 13 5 47 115 Anaheim 42 21 17 4 46 109 Los Angeles 39 22 16 1 45 116 Phoenix 38 17 13 8 42 106 Monday’s Games Boston 2, Toronto 1 Florida 4, Carolina 3, OT N.Y. Islanders 5, Calgary 2 Chicago 4, Los Angeles 3 Vancouver at San Jose, late Tuesday’s Games Minnesota at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Washington, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Colorado, 9 p.m. Detroit at Edmonton, 9 p.m. Columbus at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

GA 104 94 103 120 122 GA 85 96 121 114 113 GA 122 106 125 115

Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division L Pct GB W Boston 26 7 .788 — New York 19 14 .576 7 13 21 .382 131⁄2 Philadelphia Toronto 11 22 .333 15 New Jersey 9 25 .265 171⁄2 Southeast Division L Pct GB W Miami 27 9 .750 — Orlando 22 12 .647 4 22 14 .611 5 Atlanta CHARLOTTE 11 21 .344 14 Washington 8 24 .250 17 Central Division L Pct GB W Chicago 22 10 .688 — Indiana 14 18 .438 8 13 18 .419 81⁄2 Milwaukee Detroit 11 23 .324 12 Cleveland 8 26 .235 15 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division L Pct GB W San Antonio 29 4 .879 — Dallas 25 8 .758 4 21 14 .600 9 New Orleans 1 Houston 16 18 .471 13 ⁄2 Memphis 15 19 .441 141⁄2 Northwest Division W L Pct GB 24 11 .686 — Utah Oklahoma City 23 12 .657 1 Denver 20 13 .606 3 1 18 16 .529 5 ⁄2 Portland Minnesota 9 26 .257 15 Pacific Division L Pct GB W L.A. Lakers 23 11 .676 — Phoenix 14 18 .438 8 13 21 .382 10 Golden State L.A. Clippers 10 24 .294 13 Sacramento 7 24 .226 141⁄2 Monday’s Games Miami 96, CHARLOTTE 82 Orlando 110, Golden State 90 Boston 96, Minnesota 93 New Orleans 84, Philadelphia 77 Denver 113, Houston 106 Utah 102, Detroit 97 Tuesday’s Games Milwaukee at Miami, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at New York, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Chicago, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Memphis, 8 p.m. Portland at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Atlanta at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Detroit at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.

Notable box Heat 96, Bobcats 82 MIAMI (96) James 15-26 6-6 38, Bosh 4-9 3-5 11, Ilgauskas 1-3 0-0 2, Arroyo 1-2 0-0 2, Wade 12-20 6-6 31, Jones 2-4 0-0 6, Anthony 1-1 0-0 2, Howard 0-2 2-2 2, Chalmers 1-7 0-0 2, Miller 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 37-76 17-19 96. CHARLOTTE (82) Jackson 7-15 7-8 22, Diaw 2-4 0-0 4, K.Brown 1-4 3-4 5, Augustin 4-10 6-7 16, Henderson 3-9 0-0 6, Carroll 1-5 2-2 4, Thomas 4-14 0-0 8, McGuire 2-4 0-0 4, Livingston 2-6 0-0 4, D.Brown 3-6 1-2 7, Najera 0-1 0-0 0, Collins 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 3079 19-23 82. Miami 23 24 31 18 — 96 28 15 16 23 — 82 Charlotte 3-Point Goals—Miami 5-15 (Jones 2-4, James 2-4, Wade 1-4, Chalmers 0-3), Charlotte 3-10 (Augustin 2-4, Jackson 1-5, Carroll 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Miami 50 (Wade, Anthony 11), Charlotte 44 (McGuire, K.Brown 7). Assists—Miami 15 (James 5), Charlotte 19 (Diaw, Jackson 5). Total Fouls—Miami 15, Charlotte 20. Technicals—Ilgauskas, Miami defensive three second 2. A—19,233 (19,077).

Transactions BASEBALL American League NEW YORK YANKEES—Agreed to terms with LHP Pedro Feliciano on a twoyear contract. SEATTLE MARINERS—Agreed to terms with C Miguel Olivo and SS Brendan Ryan on two-year contracts. TEXAS RANGERS—Agreed to terms with RHP Brandon Webb and LHP Arthur Rhodes on a one-year contracts. Designated C Max Ramirez and LHP Clay Rapada for assignment. National League LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Agreed to terms with RHP Tim Redding on a minor league contract. NEW YORK METS—Agreed to terms with LHP Chris Capuano and RHP Taylor Buchholz on one-year contracts. Designated RHP Ryota Igarashi for assignment. SAN DIEGO PADRES—Agreed to terms with INF/OF Brad Hawpe on a oneyear contract. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS—Waived C Jarron Collins. FOOTBALL National Football League CINCINNATI BENGALS—Signed FB James Develin, OT Andrew Gardner, S Cary Harris, G Otis Hudson and DE James Ruffin from the practice squad. CLEVELAND BROWNS—Fired coach Eric Mangini. DALLAS COWBOYS—Agreed to terms with G Travis Bright. Signed WR Troy Bergeron, T Robert Brewster, DE Alex Daniels, WR Jeff Moturi, TE Jason Pociask, LB Kelvin Smith, CB Ross Weaver to their reserve future list. DENVER BRONCOS—Signed LB Dominic Douglas, RB Jeremiah Johnson, RB Brandon Minor, S Nick Polk, WR Eron Riley and DL Mitch Unrein to future contracts. HOUSTON TEXANS—Fired defensive coordinator Frank Bush, secondary coach David Gibbs, linebackers coach Johnny Holland and assistant linebackers coach Robert Saleh. MINNESOTA VIKINGS—Reached agreement with interim coach Leslie Frazier to become permanent coach. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS—Fired special teams coach Steve Crosby. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Signed WR Mike Williams to a three-year contract extension. COLLEGE ARKANSAS STATE—Named Tom Allen defensive assistant football coach. CONNECTICUT—Promoted assistant head coach for defense Hank Hughes to interim head football coach. FLORIDA—Named Charlie Weis offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Dan Quinn defensive coordinator, Frank Verducci offensive line coach and running game coordinator and George Wynn director of football operations. INDIANA—Announced WR Tandon Doss will enter the NFL draft. IOWA—Dismissed RB Adam Robinson from the football team after he was arrested for marijuana possession. KANSAS—Named Sheahon Zenger athletic director, effective Feb. 1. LSU—Announced RB Stevan Ridley has been cleared to play against Texas.

Pfeiffer men rally From staff reports

All-American Chris Woods scored 25 points and pulled down 12 rebounds as Pfeiffer’s men’s basketball team rallied for a 79-70 win against Barton at Merner Gym on Monday. Pfeiffer (5-4, 3-0) trailed by as many as 17 points in the second half but charged back for a Conference Carolinas victory. Woods made a hook shot for Pfeiffer’s first lead all nightwith 3:05 left, then got a dunk off a Josh Humphrey steal. Reggie Hollinger added 17 points for the Falcons. Jarrett Jernigan scored 16 points for Barton (7-5, 2-2).  Nyshea Willie led Barton’s women to a 71-63 win against Pfeiffer (3-6, 2-1). Christina Harvey scored 17 points for the Falcons.

 Prep wrestling North Rowan topped East Rowan 36-30. See Scoreboard for results.  East placed fourth in the 13-team Hopewell Duals with a 3-2 record. East won against Hickory Ridge (61-15), East Meck (65-12) and Mallard Creek (54-30) and lost to Olympic (45-33) and Butler (42-39). Jason Deutsch, Mark Almeida, Wyatt Blume and Kory Shaffer went 5-0 for the Mustangs, while Nick Cornacchione, Morgan Crawford and Cameron Feriante were 4-1. Kendall Morgan was 3-1, while Jacob Byrd

was 3-2.  In the Ashbrook Invitational, East placed sixth. Shaffer went 3-0. Deutsch, Almeida and Feriante were 3-1.  East (7-9) is home against West Rowan tonight and plays host to North Iredell on Friday. Matches start at 6:30 p.m.

 West Middle boosters The next West Rowan Middle School booster meeting will be held on Jan. 4 from 6-7 p.m. in Ms. Pless’ room and is open to all parents of WRMS students. If you have any questions about the club, contact Jenni Radtke at 704278-9320.

 Umpires clinic NSA will hold an umpire clinic at the Salisbury Civic Center on Sunday, Jan. 23. Registration will begin at 10 a.m., with the clinic starting shortly after that and lasting until 2 pm. The fee for the clinic is $55. Anyone interested in umpiring any league or tournament play should plan on attending. Rules and mechanics will be taught by State Umpire-In-Chief Mike Snyder. This clinic is for slow-pitch officials only. A clinic for fast-pitch umpires will follow in Greensboro at a later date. For more information, contact Genna Livengood at 704-239-6693.

ESPN pulls Franklin from Fiesta Associated Press

BRISTOL, Conn. — ESPN pulled announcer Ron Franklin from its radio coverage of Saturday’s Fiesta Bowl after he reportedly berated a female colleague. Sideline reporter Jeannine Edwards wrote in an e-mail to USA Today in response to Internet reports that Franklin called her “sweet baby” in a condescending tone Friday. When she objected, he used a derogatory term. Edwards said a colleague reported the incident to ESPN officials. Franklin said in a statement released by the network: “I said some things I shouldn’t have and am sorry. I deserved to be taken off the Fiesta Bowl.” ESPN said in a statement that “adhering to our personal conduct policies and showing respect for colleagues are of the utmost importance to our company.”

TENNIS HONG KONG — Venus Williams says she’s looking forward to a healthy season for herself and sister Serena after an injury-plagued year for the siblings. Serena missed the rest of the year after winning Wimbledon in July because of a cut on her right foot. She is still recovering and will miss the Australian Open, which starts on Jan. 17. After Wimbledon, Venus only played at the U.S. Open because of a bothersome left knee. Venus will compete this week in an exhibition tournament in Hong Kong. She said Monday that the sisters will “reunite as a doubles team pretty soon.” She added her younger sister is in “very good spirits.” The Williams sisters have won a combined 20 Grand Slam singles titles.

BASEBALL SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican

Republic — Baltimore Orioles reliever Alfredo Simon surrendered to police Monday to face an involuntary manslaughter charge in a fatal shooting New Year's Eve. His lawyer said he was firing celebratory shots in the air. A judge ruled that Simon could be held for up to a year pending trial. The Dominican pitcher is suspected of killing 25-year-old Michel Castillo Almonte and wounding his 17-year-old brother in the northeast coastal town of Luperon. The dead man is Simon's cousin, according to the pitcher's lawyer. Police initially said a murder charge would be filed against Simon, but Public Prosecutor Victor Mueses told The Associated Press on Monday that witness accounts and evidence support an involuntary manslaughter charge instead. • ARLINGTON, Texas — The Rangers will have a former Cy Young Award winner wearing No. 33 after all next season — Brandon Webb instead of Cliff Lee. Three weeks after losing Lee in free agency, the AL champions on Monday finalized a $3 million, oneyear deal with the 2006 NL Cy Young winner, who hasn't pitched since the 2009 season opener after shoulder surgery. Texas also completed a $3.9 million, one-year contract with 41-year-old reliever Arthur Rhodes. • SEATTLE — Miguel Olivo and the Seattle Mariners have completed their $7 million, two-year contract, bringing the catcher back to the Pacific Northwest. • DENVER — Carlos Gonzalez and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to an $80 million, seven-year contract, pending a physical. • NEW YORK — Left-hander Chris Capuano and right-hander Taylor Buchholz have agreed to one-year contracts with the New York Mets.

Time is now for Tiger BY RON KROICHICK San Francisco Chronicle

Tiger Woods turned 35 last Thursday. That’s not exactly graybeard territory, but it’s a reminder Woods must rediscover his golfing mojo — soon — if he wants to surpass Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major championship victories. And, as you may have noticed, Woods has accumulated way more tabloid headlines than major wins the past couple of years. Woods remains stuck on 14 as he eyes the upcoming PGA Tour season. If his 30th birthday offered a chance to reflect on his remarkable career to that point — he won 10 majors in his 20s — then this birthday sounds some warning bells. Golf history flows with great players who stopped winning majors once they reached their mid30s. Tom Watson (eight), Arnold Palmer (seven) and Byron Nelson (five) combined to win 20 — but none after birthday No. 35. There have been several late bloomers, sure. Ben Hogan won eight of his nine majors after turning 35, and Sam Snead won five of his seven. Phil Mickelson didn’t win

his first until he was nearly 34, and he has added three more since he turned 35. Among the all-time greats, only Nicklaus and Gary Player thrived on both sides of the benchmark. Nicklaus won 12 majors before hitting 35 and six more thereafter, and Player won five before and four after. Woods will win another major or two. He’s too talented and too driven not to win again, especially if he really is putting his personal problems behind him. But here’s another scenario worth considering: Woods contends in nearly every major but struggles to close the deal. That’s the pattern of the past two years, a span in which he has posted five top-10 finishes in majors without a victory. The landscape has changed since he outlasted Rocco Mediate at the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. More players than ever are capable of winning on the game’s grandest stages — nine different players have won the past nine majors. The fields are deeper and Tiger is getting older. He still has time to catch Nicklaus, but it’s no longer the smart bet.


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James scores 38 in win against Bobcats The NBA roundup ... CHARLOTTE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; LeBron James scored 38 points, Dwyane Wade added 31 points and the Miami Heat dominated the second half to beat the short-handed Charlotte Bobcats 96-82 on Monday night for their 11th straight road win. Playing for the first time against Paul Silas, his first NBA coach in Cleveland, James scored 26 of his points in the second half and added nine rebounds. Wade grabbed 11 boards in Miamiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 18th win in 19 games. Stephen Jackson scored 22 points and D.J. Augustin added 16 for the Bobcats, who shot 38 percent from the field with 15 turnovers. Magic 110, Warriors 90 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Hedo Turkoglu had 10 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists and Dwight Howard added 22 points and 17 rebounds for Orlando. Jason Richardson scored 20 points for the Magic, who had 66 points in the second half after trailing 53-44 at halftime. Monta Ellis led Golden State with 20 points and

Dorell Wright added 17 points. The Warriors played without starting center David Lee, who bruised his back in a loss at Miami and is day to day. The Magic, who were just 3 of 11 on 3-pointers in the first half, was 12 of 21 on 3pointers after the break. Celtics 96, Timberwolves 93 BOSTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Paul Pierce scored 23 points to help the Celtics overcome a doubledigit deficit â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and another double-digit rebounding performance by Kevin Love â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and beat Minnesota. Love had 24 rebounds and 12 points, but he airballed a jumper with just over a minute left and Minnesota trailing by one. Michael Beasley scored 19, including Minnesotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last eight points, but his desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer bounced harmlessly off the backboard. Ray Allen scored 20, Glen â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Babyâ&#x20AC;? Davis had 17 points and Rajon Rondo added 16 assists for the Celtics, who havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lost to the Timberwolves since they traded Kevin Garnett to Boston in the summer of 2007. Garnett missed his third straight game with a right calf injury.

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charlotte Bobcats' tyrus thomas (12) and Miami Heat's Joel Anthony (50) wrestle for control of a rebound. Hornets 84, 76ers 77 NEW ORLEANS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; David West scored 17 points and New Orleans held on to beat Philadelphia. Paul scored 15 points, using a speedy left-to-right dribble on a clutch driving layup off the glass with just under 20 seconds left to give the Hornets an 82-77 lead. Emeka Okafor had 13 points and former Sixer Willie Green added 11 for New Orleans, which saw a lead as large as 13 in the fourth quarter trimmed to three, at 78-75, on Elton Brandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s layup with 3:09 to go. Brand led Philadelphia with 14 points and 10 re-

bounds, while Andres Nocioni had 13 points and Jrue Holiday and Marreese Speights each had 12 points. Jazz 102, Pistons 97 SALT LAKE CITY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Deron Williams scored 22 points, including a pair of late free throws, as the Utah Jazz beat Detroit 10297 for their 11th straight victory over the Pistons. Raja Bell hit a 3-pointer and sank two free throws to give the Jazz a 100-97 lead with 17.9 seconds left. Tracy McGrady, starting in place of Rodney Stuckey, missed a 3-pointer and Al Jefferson grabbed the rebound to seal the victory.

The NHL roundup ... RALEIGH â&#x20AC;&#x201D; After squandering a two-goal lead in an arena theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve struggled to win in, the Florida Panthers had reason to brace for the worst. Instead, the Panthers surprised themselves when Bryan Allenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quick slap shot from the boards 1:16 into overtime eluded Cam Wardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s glove and gave Florida a 4-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night. Florida improved to 625-2 all-time at the RBC Center, a fact that ran through at least some of the playersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; minds after the Hurricanes roared back from a 3-1 deficit early in the third period. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tough,â&#x20AC;? Allen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously our history (here) doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to try to change that. Little steps like tonight helps give us a little confidence.â&#x20AC;? Cory Stillman, Chris Higgins and Dennis Wideman also had goals for Florida. Scott Clemmensen made 34 saves as the Panthers improved to 5-1-2 in their last eight games and 18-17-2 on the season. Zac Dalpe, Zach Boychuk and Jay Harrison had

the Hurricanesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; goals. Ward made 24 saves but couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help Carolina win its fourth straight. Bruins 2, Maple Leafs 1 TORONTO â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Patience and persistence finally paid off for the Boston Bruins' struggling top line. Marc Savard scored the tiebreaking goal and Tuukka Rask stopped 36 shots to lead the Bruins to a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Nathan Horton also scored for Boston in the finale of 3-0-2 road trip. Blackhawks 4, Kings 3 LOS ANGELES (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jonathan Toews scored the winning goal off his own skate at 14:33 of the third period, giving the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night to end a three-game skid. The defending Stanley Cup champions swept the Kings in four games. CLASSIC RATINGS NEW YORK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Winter Classic's television ratings were up from last year even though it was postponed because of rain. The start of the NHL's New Year's Day game was delayed from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday. The move to prime time meant more people were watching TV.

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SALS. GIRLS FroM 1B crowd and Hillian with her athleticism. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She plays with intensity,â&#x20AC;? Hillian said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She can drive. She can hit the outside shot. She can hit the mid-range shot. She boxes out. She blocks a lot of shots.â&#x20AC;? But before Blaire even hit the court, Salisbury was well in control. In fact, this one was practically over before the Cavs could blink. The ref threw the ball up. Heilig tipped it to Ashia Holmes, who whipped a pass to Doreen Richardson. Two seconds in, it was 2-0. Fifty-seven seconds later, Hillian called his first time out. By then, the Cavaliers had made four turnovers and had

NORTH BOYS FroM 1B keep beating a team like North Rowan.â&#x20AC;? Salisbury (6-4) struggled from the outset shooting the basketball. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hit anything,â&#x20AC;? SHS guard John Knox said. Rankin misfired on a thunder dunk early, and Salisbury trailed 19-12 after a quarter. With Salisbury guard Corey Murphy collecting seven points in the second quarter, the Hornets made a minirun, but North finished the half with an underhand scoop by freshman Michael Connor and a swooping runner by Pierre Givens for a 42-37 lead. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The points Salisbury got in the first half were on offensive rebounds (primarily Jarrett Rivens),â&#x20AC;? Mitchell said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We needed our guards to rebound more, and they did.â&#x20AC;? North led just 42-40 a minute into the second half,

clinching 15-2 run that gave the Wildcats a 66-45 lead with just over 10 minutes remaining. No. 16 Texas A&M 66, Nicholls State 55 COLLEGE STATION, Texas â&#x20AC;&#x201D; David Loubeau scored 18 points and Khris Middleton added 17 to help Texas A&M to its 10th straight win with a victory over Nicholls State. The Aggies (13-1) trailed for much of the first half but took a lead they wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t relinquish about eight minutes before the break. Nicholls State (6-5) cut the lead to three points with about 13 minutes remaining, but Texas A&M used a 9-3 run to push the lead to 57-48. No. 17 Kansas State 96, Savannah State 61 MANHATTAN, Kan. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

Jacob Pullen scored 24 points in his return from a three-game suspension, and No. 17 Kansas State coasted to a victory over Savannah State in the Wildcatsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; final tune-up before Big 12 play. Pullen, a preseason AllAmerican, was 7 of 8 from the field in the first half and hit three 3-pointers, showing little rust after missing three games for receiving impermissible clothing benefits from a local department store. Kansas State (12-3) led 4635 at halftime and simply wore down the Tigers (2-15) after that. No. 18 Michigan State 65, Northwestern 62 EVANSTON, Ill. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Draymond Green scored 15 points, including an offensive rebound basket after a

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the services of Teaunna Cuthbertson, who has been bothered by a sore knee. She banged it in the Christmas tournament and with two YVC games upcoming â&#x20AC;&#x201D; tonight at East Montgomery and Friday at Chatham Central â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Hillian wanted her to rest it last night ... Salisbury plays host to West Rowan on Wednesday. ... After the game, North Rowan boys coach Andrew Mitchell joined McNeil at halfcourt to celebrate last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s state championship. Mitchell coached the Hornets in 2010.

not gotten a shot at the basket. When they did, it was blocked. The second shot was blocked. It was obvious Chris McNeilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s squad was having no letup. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The young ladies havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t played since the Christmas tournament and they were eager to play,â&#x20AC;? McNeil said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is only so much you can do in practice to prepare. They were ready to play. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And it is North Rowan.â&#x20AC;? Ashia Holmes had 14 by halftime, mainly on breakaway layups off steals. Salisbury led 46-9. It was 70-18 after three and Blaire continued her dominance throughout the second half. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scary is the fact the 6-foot-3 Blaire is 14 years old. Even scarier is that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a reserve. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One thing I can appreci-

ate is that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mature,â&#x20AC;? McNeil said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She likes to see how the referees are calling the game and she makes adjustments.â&#x20AC;? A bright spot for North (4-7) was JoJo Carby, who led the way with 12 points. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quick enough to keep up with Salisbury. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Carbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s getting better,â&#x20AC;? Hillian said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the second half, she was driving to the basket.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ NOTES: North didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have

but then the Cavaliers went on a tear where they did everything right on both ends. Jordan K i m b e r BATES drilled a hanger while being fouled by Murphy. Starks scored on a runout. T.J. Bates stuck a 3-pointer, and the lead was double digits. The snowball kept rolling when Northâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s burly Javon Hargrave beat two Hornets for a bruising and-one. Next, Hargrave did his best impression of Lorenzo Charles, snatching a missed halfcourt heave and sticking it in the hole to beat the thirdquarter horn for a 59-45 lead. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when I knew we had it,â&#x20AC;? said Givens, who scored 15 points. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All the momentum was going our way.â&#x20AC;? Starks broke loose for an emphatic jam early in the fourth quarter, a dunk that

shouted that there would be no comeback by the home team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was our last time against Salisbury, and we GIVENS came here to go all-out for a win,â&#x20AC;? Starks explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been a little nervous about dunking because I had some fluid on my knee. But Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m back rocking it now, and everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about to see a lot more plays like that.â&#x20AC;? With his team on the ropes, Rankin tried to put the Hornets on his back, but his jumpers kept falling short, and the Cavaliers were bunching to keep him from driving. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Darienâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a penetrator and a finisher,â&#x20AC;? Givens said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But we kept him out of the lane.â&#x20AC;? Mitchell explained that Rankin had to be the focus of the Cavsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; defense. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Darienâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to make plays if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t put two,

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the favorite when the search began on Dec. 20. The college football noteEdsall, the 2010 Big East book ... coach of the year, led the CHARLOTTE— The CarHuskies to eight or more olina Panthers aren’t the wins in each of the last four only ones looking for a footseasons. He finished with a ball coach in Charlotte. 74-70 record at UConn. The Charlotte 49ers offiUCONN cially posted the opening for HARTFORD, Conn.— the first coach in school his- Connecticut has named tory on Monday, the same Hank Hughes as its interim day John Fox worked his last head coach while it seeks a day for the Panthers. The replacement for Randy EdCharlotte program will besall. Hughes has been gin play in the Football UConn's assistant head Championship Subdivision coach for defense the last level in 2013. six seasons. Athletic director Judy PITTSBURGH Rose says the plan to have a PITTSBURGH — Pitt no coach in place by the spring. longer has its new coach or The 49ers will start recruitits old coach. ing a redshirt class for 2012Dave Wannstedt, ousted 13 as ground is broken on an as Pittsburgh's football on-campus stadium. coach last month, anThe 49ers’ first game will nounced Monday he won't be Aug. 31, 2013, against be on the sideline for the Campbell at home. Compass Bowl against KenCLEMSON tucky on Saturday. COLUMBIA, S.C. — Two Defensive coordinator days after concluding its Phil Bennett, the former first losing season in more SMU head coach, will serve than a decade, Clemson as the interim coach for a coach Dabo Swinney took program that soon will have steps to try to change the its third coach in two months. Tigers' offensive problems. RUTGERS The Tigers head coach PISCATAWAY, N.J.— said Sunday that offensive Greg Schiano didn't have to coordinator Billy Napier and look hard to find a new ofrunning backs coach Andre fensive coordinator. He just Powell won't return to the simply looked inside his team next season. own conference. FLORIDA Schiano on Monday hired GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Pittsburgh assistant Frank Florida's coaching staff is Cignetti to be the Scarlet nearly complete. Knights offensive coordinaThe Gators confirmed tor and quarterbacks coach. Monday that former Notre Cignetti spent the previous Dame coach Charlie Weis two seasons at Pittsburgh in will be Will Muschamp's ofthe same capacity under refensive coordinator and cently ousted coach Dave quarterbacks coach. Wannstedt. Muschamp also hired Seattle Cignetti spent 2008 as the Seahawks defensive line offensive coordinator at coach Dan Quinn as defenNorth Carolina (2006). sive coordinator and line RIDLEY TO PLAY coach. Quinn spent the past BATON ROUGE, La. — 10 years in the NFL and has LSU coach Les Miles says seven years of college expe- running back Stevan Ridley rience. has been cleared to play EDSALL TO TERPS against Texas A&M in the BALTIMORE — Randy Cotton Bowl. Edsall, who diligently Ridley led the Tigers in worked to build the Conrushing with 1,042 yards necticut football program and 14 touchdowns during into a winner, has been hired the regular season. to pull off a similar feat at LSU (10-2) meets the AgMaryland. gies (9-3) in Cowboys StadiEdsall was picked Sunday um on Friday night. to replace Ralph Friedgen, Ridley's eligibility had who was fired after a 10been in doubt since Miles year run at his alma mater. said on Dec. 22 that the runEdsall spent 12 years at ning back could miss the Connecticut. He guided the game because of an unspeciHuskies out of Division I-AA fied academic violation. (now FCS) and into the Big MICHIGAN East, where he won a pair of ANN ARBOR, Mich. — conference titles and earned Michigan coach Rich Ropostseason appearances in driguez returned to work each of the last four years. Monday, two days after a Connecticut lost to Oklabowl game loss that heighthoma in the Fiesta Bowl on ened speculation about his Saturday night. future with the Wolverines. The 52-year-old Edsall Michigan athletic direcemerged as a surprise candi- tor Dave Brandon plans to date for the job over the meet with Rodriguez soon weekend. He beat out forand expects to have somemer Texas Tech coach Mike thing to say about the situaLeach, who was considered tion later this week. Associated Press

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gained Tech 534-288. The game might have been the last at Stanford for Luck and Harbaugh. Luck, a sophomore, is projected as the likely first pick in the NFL draft if he turns pro this year. Harbaugh is expected to be courted by NFL teams and perhaps alma mater Michigan after leading the Cardinal to a schoolrecord win total. Stanford began to pull away by going the length of the field in 29 seconds in the third quarter. After Delano Howell made an interception at the 3 to snuff a Tech threat, Taylor busted loose and reached Hokies territory. On the next play, Luck threw deep to Fleener for a 26-12 lead. Luck also threw for a safety that cut Stanford’s

lead to 7-2. His pass was batted backward by Antoine Hopkins to 303-pound offensive tackle Derek Hall, who caught the ball rather than knocking it down and was tackled in the end zone. The Hokies’ offense had trouble scoring, though. Tyrod Taylor threw for 222 yards but was held to 22 yards rushing, and Tech twice came away empty after driving inside the Stanford 35. Taylor’s scrambling skills helped the Hokies score their only touchdown. On third and goal he rolled left, retreated, spun 180 degrees and threw to David Wilson for an 11-yard score. Tyrod Taylor moved the Hokies 60 yards in the final 47 seconds of the first half to set up a 37-yard field goal by Chris Hasley, but they netted only 109 yards in the second half.

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MIAMI — Jim Harbaugh needs no convincing that a playoff can work in college football. His family has proof. The Stanford coach’s father, Jack Harbaugh, was coaching Western Kentucky in 2002, a season where the Hilltoppers got off to a 2-3 start. Any team that loses three of its first five games at college’s highest level would have nary a chance of playing for a national title. But that Western Kentucky team closed with five straight regular-season wins, got into the 16-team bracket and won the championship. Of course, when No. 5 Stanford (11-1) faces No. 12 Virginia Tech (11-2) on Monday night in the Orange Bowl, the season will end for both, win or lose, no opportunity to move on to play for an even bigger prize. That leaves Jim Harbaugh clamoring for more. “There’s no NCAA sport that doesn’t have a playoff system,” Jim Harbaugh said. “So why not football?” In this Bowl Championship Series era, that question is nothing more than rhetorical. Still, it becomes an annual debate, something that has been argued by not just those inside the game. Of late, everyone from congressional officials to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has weighed in on the topic. And it all makes for an interesting subplot to the Orange Bowl. Not only will Harbaugh and Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer be on opposite sidelines Monday night, they’re on opposite ends of the playoff-or-noplayoff debate as well. “As far as I’m concerned, I want to keep it the way it is and keep on working with it and keep on getting it better and make sure we keep

our bowls in place,” Beamer said. “That’s the way I see it.” Oddly, a playoff could have helped Virginia Tech maybe more than any other team in the nation this year. The Hokies opened the season with a loss to Boise State, then followed that five days later with a surprising loss against lowerdivision James Madison. Going 0-2 within a week essentially ended any opportunity for Virginia Tech to win this season’s national championship. Since that James Madison loss, Virginia Tech is 11-0. Only Auburn, Oregon and TCU have longer current winning streaks. “The bowls are a special deal,” Beamer said. “I think we’re closer to it. The only thing that I’d like to see is, I’d like to see a two-plus-one (format) at the end, to have the top four teams that have a legitimate shot at being the best in the country. Maybe there’s a fifth one.” Beamer’s thinking on the issue has evolved — a little. On Jan. 3, 2005, the Hokies met Auburn in the Sugar Bowl. Virginia Tech lost that night 16-13, and Auburn finished the season 13-0, but with no shot at the title. The Tigers did get three first-place votes in the final Associated Press poll that season, but still finished No. 2 to USC for the national championship. “They were good enough to play for the national championship,” Beamer said. “But I think we’ve got a good thing going. I think it’s unique. I think every game counts toward the national championship. We keep the bowls intact and they’re special, it’s special for the fans to go a week early and spend money and the whole bit. I’m a bowl guy, the whole way.”

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SUGAR FroM 1B play against the best,” said Tressel, who has an 0-3 bowl record against the SEC in his decade as the Buckeyes’ coach — including back-toback losses in the national championship game. There’s little doubt the Big Ten is feeling a bit of inferiority complex against the SEC, which already has claimed an unprecedented four straight national titles and has shot at making it five in a row when Auburn faces Oregon in the BCS championship game next week. Ohio State will be the final Big Ten team to play this season, relegated this time to one of the BCS backup games. But there’s always a bit of a subplot when these two conferences get together. They are the two richest football-playing leagues, rolling in dough from lucrative television deals. For at least the past two decades, they’ve ranked 1-2 in attendance, so there’s clearly no lack of passion on either side. And, of course, the regional debate over who’s the best has raged for much longer than that, a latter-day

civil war played out every Saturday from Ann Arbor to Tuscaloosa. This past Saturday, it was all SEC. Alabama blew out Big Ten co-champion Michigan State 49-7. Mississippi State routed Michigan 52-14. Penn State was the only team to put up much of a fight, but the Nittany Lions fell to Florida 37-24. For those who can’t get their hands on a calculator, that’s an average margin of 31 points. Petrino, the Razorbacks’ third-year coach, wants to keep the trend going. But, like Tressel, he’s not chalking up a win for Arkansas (10-2) just because of conference affiliation. “I don’t think any of that matters for this game,” he said. “What you see in this game is a great football team from Ohio State that’s a tremendous challenge for us. What happened in other games, who we play throughout the year, you kind of put that behind you and just focus on going out and trying to win this game.” Ohio State has tried to keep looking forward. Yet it’s kind of hard when everybody keeps bringing up the past — especially that 0-9 postseason record against the SEC.

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Mangini out, Frazier hired by Vikings Frazier stressed a team-first mentality on Monday, and a belief that "it's only a matter of time" before the championship-deprived franchise wins a Super Bowl. FRAZIER He vowed a thorough examination of the roster, the staff and the scheme on both sides of the ball to get the Vikings back to the playoffs, following a dramatic 6-10 failure that came after an NFC runner-up finish the season before. The Vikings started 3-7 before Frazier took over Nov. 22 for the fired Brad Childress. They went 33 under the 51-year-old longtime assistant coach the rest of the way. "I think we'll be able to look back at these last six weeks and

say, 'You know what? That was the beginning of something special," Frazier said Monday, during his introductory news conference at Winter Park. TEXANS HOUSTON — The Houston Texans are sticking with coach Gary Kubiak. The Texans said Monday that Kubiak will return next season, despite another lackluster year that ended without a playoff berth. The Texans (6-10) lost eight of their last 10 games, mostly due to a defense that gave up a league-high 4,280 yards passing along with 33 touchdown passes, tied with Dallas for the most. JAGUARS JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jacksonville Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio's job is safe for another year. His role as defensive play caller is

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MINNEAPOLIS — There is the way most NFL quarterbacks do things and the way Brett Favre did it. Over 20 seasons he built one of the most exciting, colorful and drama-filled careers the league has ever seen, built on a “don’t try this at home” style of play predicated on taking big risks in the game’s biggest moments. No apologies needed for his three MVP awards, two Super Bowl appearances and NFL records for consecutive starts, victories by a quarterback, yards passing, completions, touchdowns and pretty much every other passing mark there is. And none offered for his bitter split from the Green Bay Packers, careless interceptions in a pair of NFC championship games and refusal to cooperate with an NFL investigation into alleged tawdry messages sent to a gameday hostess with the New York Jets in 2008. “I hope that people admired the way I played, my passion for it,” Favre said Sunday after watching his Vikings lose in Detroit while a third-string quarterback named Joe Webb took the snaps. “Because I hold no regrets.” He’s been called a gunslinger and riverboat gambler by those who watched him throw off his back foot, across his body to a well-covered receiver time and time again. Like most great gunslingers, Favre’s exit was messy and violent. His final season was filled with turnovers and oddities — the final play of Favre’s career will apparently be a jarring sack by the Bears

PANTHERS FroM 1B “Hopefully, they’ll bring in another really good one,” said punter Jason Baker, one of numerous players sticking up for Fox at the end. “(Sunday) in the locker room was a tear-jerker. I feel terrible for (Fox’s wife) Robin and his family. “Somebody is going to end up with a really good head coach.” The coach replacing Fox may end up with a one-of-a-kind quarterback. Panthers scouts were headed to the Orange Bowl on Monday to watch Stanford’s Andrew Luck, the redshirt sophomore star who has until Jan. 15 to decide whether to enter the draft. If so, he’s the consensus top pick, combining size with good arm strength and smarts that have analysts calling him one of the best quarterback prospects in a decade. And after a year of Jimmy Clausen, the Panthers are likely looking for an upgrade for a league-worst offense that managed 16 touchdowns and a team record-low 196 points. With few targets to throw to and playing behind a banged-up offensive line, Clausen was 1-9 as a starter with ugly

on a rock-hard college football field. On the same day players across the league were clearing out their lockers for the year, Favre was sued by two massage therapists who say they lost their jobs with the Jets after complaining about those text messages from the famous quarterback. Favre led the Vikings to the 2009 NFC title game in one of the most memorable seasons in the franchise’s 50-year history. But his second season in Minnesota couldn’t have gone much worse, and it appears the 41-year-old has finally worn out his welcome in a league that reaped the benefits of his talents for two decades. “I cannot think of any circumstance of where I would pick up the phone and say, ‘Brett, do you want to come back next season?’ “ said Leslie Frazier, who was elevated to head coach on Monday. “I can’t think of any circumstance where that would occur.” Frazier and Favre are close. But after watching his quarterback struggle personally and professionally through his 20th season, Frazier thinks the time has finally come for him to retire. If you believe that Favre is done for good this time or that he’s heading home to Mississippi perhaps a year too late, there is no disputing this: The NFL will be a little less interesting without one of the league’s biggest personalities. “I think that the history and what Brett Favre has done for this league it speaks for itself,” said Titans receiver Randy Moss, who spent four ill-fated weeks in Minnesota with Favre this season. “I’m a big Brett Favre fan, a big Brett Favre supporter.”

numbers. He threw three touchdown passes — none to a wide receiver — and nine interceptions. He never reached 200 yards passing in any game and his 58.4 passer rating was the worst in the league. Those numbers combined with Luck’s addition could leave Clausen out of luck. “It’s all talk and speculation, so you can’t listen to that kind of stuff,” Clausen said. Clausen isn’t alone feeling uncertainty. Running back DeAngelo Williams, Kalil, defensive end Charles Johnson, linebacker Thomas Davis, tight end Jeff King and linebacker James Anderson are among more nearly half the players on the roster whose contracts are expiring. Cornerback Richard Marshall said after Sunday’s game the team indicated through his agent it’s unlikely he’ll resigned. Most other players haven’t heard anything. “I hadn’t talked to anybody. I’m not worried about it, though,” said Williams, who finished the season on injured reserve. “All I can do is get better and get healthy and perfect my craft. If the Carolina Panthers don’t want me there are 31 other teams I will have to try out for. But hopefully there are 32.” Kalil also said he’d like to remain in Carolina, but doesn’t expect any contract negotiations until after a labor deal is reached.

NEW YORK — Two massage therapists sued Brett Favre on Monday, saying they lost their parttime jobs with the New York Jets after complaining about sexually suggestive text messages from the veteran quarterback. Claiming they were subjected to sexual harassment and job discrimination, Christina Scavo and Shannon O’Toole are seeking unspecified damages from Favre, the Jets and a Jets massage coordinator. While the women don’t say they received any messages directly from Favre, he referred to Scavo in a message proposing a meeting with her and a third, unidentified massage therapist, the lawsuit says. “Kinda lonely tonight,” he added in a subsequent message to the third masseuse. “I guess I have bad intentions.” The lawsuit comes five days after the NFL fined Favre $50,000 for not being forthright in an investigation into allegations that he sent lewd text messages and photos to former Jets game hostess Jenn Sterger when they both worked for the team in 2008. The two women worked for years at the Jets training camp and for various players individually, sometimes giving massages at players’ homes. After Scavo and an unidentified colleague gave massages at the training camp in 2008, Favre sent the colleague a text message saying, “Brett here you and crissy want to get together I’m all alone,” the lawsuit said.

“I think this is an organization that likes to keep the guys that they draft,” Kalil said. “It’s tough right now because of the CBA situation. I think that’s priority No. 1. Once that gets cleared I’ll be able to figure out what’s going on.” Not everybody may want to return, however, including Steve Smith. Thanks to poor quarterback play and no reliable No. 2 receiver, the four-time Pro Bowl selection was held to 46 catches for 554 yards, the lowest numbers he’s had in a full season. The 31-year-old Smith, who didn’t score a touchdown after Week 2, has deflected questions on whether he’d like to be traded to a contender. He hustled to his car and left the stadium without talking to reporters on Monday. By then the Panthers had already removed the biographies of Fox and his assistants from their website. The team that hits the field next season — whenever that season begins amid labor uncertainty — will have a much different look. The Panthers hope that new look gets them out of the NFL’s basement and competitive again after a long, embarrassing season. “There’s so much up in the air, coaches, players, everything,” Gross said. “It’s incredible to see what this is going to be like.”

over, though. Team owner Wayne Weaver talked with about 10 players Monday, then had a lengthy meeting with Del Rio. Del Rio explained what went wrong this season and outlined a plan to fix things. Weaver responded by asking Del Rio to give up control of the defense. Weaver also made it clear Del Rio needs to make the postseason in 2011 to keep his job. COWBOYS IRVING, Texas — Jason Garrett stood before the Dallas Cowboys on Monday and talked about things they can do to become a playoff team next year. Speaking to reporters, Garrett said he'll be at the Senior Bowl later this month to check out potential draft picks. In every way, he sounded like a guy who plans to remain in charge.

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Game Time Salisbury baseball coach Scott Maddox writes a sports blog for the Salisbury Post. To read more of Coach Maddox blogs, go to:

www.salisburypost.com/blogs/gametime Last week, it was again time for the Moir Christmas Classic. LIke a lot of you I couldn't wait. It was three great days of high school basketball, pitting the county schools against each other. I think every Rowan County tournament is great. But looking at this tournament or any of the others in such a simplistic way isn’t doing it justice. At times, coaches lose site of what a county tournament is all about. Sure there are some so called “negatives.” Playing the same teams you play in pre-conference or conference play, or playing lesser competition than you could find elsewhere. But most of the county tournaments are filled with rich history, and some are tied into organizations that do charitable work in the community and use profits from the tournament to continue their good work. The reality is that the participating teams from year to year are merely a part of a much bigger event. County tournaments are a time for fans of various schools to get a look at the other teams in the county. It’s hard for a fan of a school to get the opportunity to see the other athletes in the county. Most teams play a majority of their games on the same nights. If you want to see something amazing, watch an East fan pull for Carson when they are playing West, or a Salisbury fan pull for North when they are playing South. I have the utmost respect for

all the coaches, especially Coach Gurley at West Rowan and the coaches at Salisbury High. I know there have been times where they have turned down opportunities to play in some pretty prestigious tournaments to stay in town to play at the Moir. In that particular year, playing elsewhere would have been a better option for their teams, but they saw the big picture and stayed home. And I for one am glad they did. It would have been a lost opportunity for fans from other schools to see the likes of Scooter Sherrill, Donte Minter, Junior Hairston, Shayla Fields, Sayba Sammy, and Bubbles Phifer play if they had chosen to go elsewhere. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not judging those who chose not to participate in any county tournament. I’m sure that any coach who chooses not to has a good reason. All I am saying is this: We, as coaches, are just stewards of the teams and the schools they represent. The tournaments, especially in a sports-crazy community like ours, have lives of their own. Coaches are simply passing through, becoming a part of their history. To purposely remove our school and players from them just doesn’t seem like the right thing to do. Don’t take these special little jewels for granted. Relish the chance to be there and to be a part of something special.

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High school basketball drew the fans to Catawba College last week for the annual Sam Moir Christmas Classic. Photos by Jon C. Lakey, Salisbury Post


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SMOKY MOUNTAIN ELK

Using a new fish/depth finder isn’t always easy

Elk like this one are thriving in the Great Smoky Mountains after being reintroduced a decade ago.

Herd holding its own in Great Smoky Mountains Fans of the elk herd in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park would be surprised to learn that until now, the elk’s existence here was merely an experiment — they theoretically could be rounded up and hauled away at any time. But a decade after the first elk hoof hit the soil of Cataloochee Valley, the National Park Service is ready to declare the elk project a success and designate the

species as an “official” reintroduction. The elk have grown from an initial 50 to an estimated 134 animals. The official designation as a reintroduced species means the elk, which were hunted to extinction in the Southern Appalachians in the 1800s, are back for good. If their numbers keep growing, elk may one day roam widely across the mountains again. Kentucky and Tennessee have

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reintroduced elk as well, and Virginia announced just last month that it will follow suit. Under the new designation, elk that wander out of the park will be free to go their own way. Before, the park would round elk up and bring them back if they roamed too far afield, into areas the park had declared early on as “no elk” zones. One elk was retrieved from Hot Springs. Another even made it to Glenville, a

community near Cashiers, where it had taken up residence on a Christmas tree farm alongside a couple of domesticated reindeer. Under the new plan, those elk would be left alone to make their home where they pleased. Elk that wandered only a little bit outside the park had always been given a free pass unless the landowner complained, but the park rarely got complaints from neighboring property owners.

— Story and photos from Wayne Wrights —

Even the least expensive fish/depth finder requires a great deal of time and study to learn to use and interpret. If you are like most new users, taking it out the box is only the beginning of a long and frustrating learning process. Don’t despair. It is not as difficult as it may seem. Begin by reading the “How to Install” section of the instructions. If you find that the installing process is more than you can or want to master, have it installed by a professional. Most marinas offer rigging services or can put you in contact with someone who can install your unit at a reasonable price. Next, read the “How to Operate” the Sonar and/or GPS sections of the instruction booklet several times. If you still have questions, and you will, go to the manufacturer’s website. There you will find tutorials, frequently asked questions and a host of information that will allow you to better understand the basics of operating and interpreting the unit. Lowrance Electronics has a downloadable emulator on its site (www.lowrance.com ) that allows you to actually practice with a simulator on your computer. If you need additional coaching, visit a marine electronics outlet and discuss your questions with a sales associate, talk to a fellow boater who is familiar with your unit, or last but not least, call the manufacturer’s customer service number: Lowrance (800-324-1356), Hummingbird (800-633-1468) and Garmin (800-800-1020). If you find it necessary to call, it is best to be in your boat with the electronic unit turned on so the customer service representative can walk you through the procedure(s) you don’t understand. Once you have mastered the basics, practice … practice … practice. As new questions arise, return to your instruction booklet, the website or call the 800 number as many times as necessary. If you didn’t get the fish finder or GPS you hoped to get for Christmas, the 2010 models are being closed out at large discounts. The best time of the year to purchase marine electronics (Fish Finders, GPS & Radar) is between now and Jan 15. To help you get a head start on using your new electronic unit, two “how to” seminars are scheduled in January. “How to Safely Navigate Lake Norman Using Sonar and GPS” — Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at North Point Watersports, 112 Doolie Road, Mooresville. Call 704-799-1994 for more information on 90minute free session. “How to Catch Fish Using Sonar and GPS” — Jake Bussolini and Gus Gustafson will conduct seminar on Thursday, Jan. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at Gander Mountain, Interstate 77 Exit 36 in Mooresville. Bring your questions and instruction books. For additional information, call 704 658-0822 on this 90-minute free seminar. 

Elk graze in pasture land between Asheville and Maggie Valley in the Cataloochee Valley, which is about 140 miles from Salisbury.

Visit www.fishingwithgus. com or call Gus Gustafson at 704-617-6812, or e-mail him at Gus@LakeNorman.com.

Live feed: Website shows deer at play, fighting and doing what they do best CASNOVIA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — It’s right there on your computer: a live video of deer doing one of their favorite things, eating. Western Michigan deer ranch operator Drew Born is hoping that thousands of people will sign up for his new website with its realtime video stream and archived deer footage. “There are 19 million hunters in the U.S. who fit into our target market,” Born, 20, told The Grand Rapids Press. “They have a passion for deer, but the only time they see deer is when they’re out hunting in the fall. Now, they can watch them 24/7.”

The video feeds come from the Whitehouse Whitetails deer ranch in Muskegon County’s Casnovia Township. Hundreds of trophy bucks roam the 145-acre deer preserve, and Born has set up cameras to show them eating, sleeping, playing and fighting. The site also has archived video and still photos. An initial rush of interest in the website generated by a story in the Grand Rapids Press on Wednesday crashed the site for about 30 minutes. Born said he has been around deer since he was a young boy and that he created a reserve

at age 15. He said the website has grown out of his effort to create a business that continues beyond deer season. “You have to find a way to make money throughout the year,” he told The Associated Press on Thursday. He said he plans to generate revenue through advertising, and that registration for the website is free. Born said he plans to expand the site’s offerings in 2011. “We’re looking at the website developing over time, expanding the viewer base and adding things like actual hunts, archived

videos and still photos,” he said. Area sportsman Dusten Wells said it’s a pleasure to watch the deer on the site. “You don’t usually get to see the caliber of deer you will see on the website just walking through the woods,” said Wells, a Newaygo resident and an earlier subscriber. “I get on the site every couple of days for 15 or 20 minutes. (The deer) don’t look at the camera. It’s just deer out there sleeping, eating and sometimes fighting. It sure beats nature films.” Online: http://www.bornbucks.com


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Lost dog. Adult Yellow Lab with red collar. Rockwell area. Missing since Dec. 26th . Please call 704-279-6771 LOST DOGS, near W Rowan HS. Two Boston Terriers, female & spayed, one male German Shepherd, neutered. Please call Steve 704-213-9001 Lost glasses in red case. Dec. 18th near Catawba College Crystal during the Lounge evening Nutcracker performance. REWARD!! Please call 704-636-9468

REWARD! LOST dog. Adult Bassett mix. Blue Collar-Chipper/ F&M Bank area of Rockwell. 704-223-1287

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Salisbury

Motivated Seller

3 BR, 2 BA. Well cared for, kitchen with granite, eat at bar, dining area, large living room, mature trees, garden spot, 2 car garage plus storage bldgs. $149,500. Monica Poole 704.245.4628 B&R Realty Salisbury

3 BR, 2 BA in Hunters Pointe. Above ground pool, garage, huge area that could easily be finished upstairs. R51150A. $179,900. B&R Realty 704-633-2394 Rockwell

Tan and black houndshepherd long hair mix. Red collar. Name is Angel. 60 pounds. Call Dennis or Donna at 704-855-4291 or 704-224-0928

REDUCED

2 BR, 1 BA, hardwood floors, detached carport, handicap ramp. $99,900 R47208 B&R Realty 704.633.2394

Motivated Seller 3 BR, 2 BA, Well established neighborhood. All brick home with large deck. Large 2 car garage. R50188 $163,900 B&R Realty 704.633.2394 Salisbury

New Home

Forest Creek. 3 Bedroom, 1.5 bath. New home priced at only $98,900. R48764 B&R Realty 704.633.2394 Salisbury

Over 2 Acres Salisbury - Newly remodeled 3 BR, 2 BA on corner lot in large Meadowbrook. New plumbing, water heater, roof & stainless steel appliances, heat pump, new kitchen w/granite tops & more. $3500 down + $599/mo. on approved credit. 704-239-1292 Salisbury

Awesome Location

3BR, 2BA. Wonderful location, new hardwoods in master BR and living room. Lovely kitchen with new stainless appliances. Deck, private back yard. R51492 $124,900 Monica Poole B&R Realty 704-245-4628

3 BR, 2.5 BA, wonderful home on over 2 acres, horses allowed, partially fenced back yard, storage building. $164,900 R51465 B&R Realty 704.633.2394 Salisbury

Over 2 Acres

3 BR, 2.5 BA, wonderful home on over 2 acres, horses allowed, partially fenced back yard, storage building. $164,900 R51465 B&R Realty 704.633.2394 Salisbury

Rent With Option!

Salisbury

Convenient Location

Very nice 2 BR 2.5 BA condo overlooking golf course and pool! Great views, freshly decorated, screened in porch at rear. T51378. $103,900 Monica Poole B&R Realty 704-245-4628

Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

North of China Grove, 225 Lane. 3BR/2BA, Lois Double garage and deck on a quiet dead end street. Country setting. No water bills. No city tax. Possible owner financing. Will work with slow credit. $975/mo + dep. Please call 704-857-8406 Salisbury. 2 or 3 bedroom Townhomes. For information, call Summit Developers, Inc. 704-797-0200

Homes for Sale

FOR SALE BY OWNER 36.6 ACRES AND HOME

Free Stuff

Lost Dog - Chocolate Lab named Jake. Old Beatty Ford Road/ Lowerstone Church Area. Call 704-209-1363.

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Homes for Sale

1409 South Martin Luther King Jr Ave., 2 BR, 1 BA, upper. Owner fixer financing or cash discount. $750 Down $411/month. 1-803-403-9555

Alexander Place

Salisbury. 925 Agner Rd. Below tax and appraisal value at $399,000. 3 BR/2BA brick home w/sunroom and 2 car garage sits in the middle of this beautiful property. Open and wooded pasture areas w/barn. 704-603-8244 or 704-209-1405

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Lost & Found Found 2 German Shepherds on 12/27 at 150 Rowan County/ Iredell County line. 704431-7358 Found cat. Beautiful. Large grey & white. Pine Hill Dr. area of Granite Quarry. Very loving. Wants to go inside. Call 704-279-6168 Found cat. Black and white, tuxedo. Air Park area in Gold Hill. Around Christmas. Please call 704-279-0265 to identify. Found dog. Black Lab. Male. West Rowan area. Please call 704-636-1799 to identify. Found dog. Medium size, female, brownish color, with collar, found Jan 1 on Concordia Ch Rd. Call to identify. 704900-3335 Found dog. Mixed large breed, female. Rockwell, Shipton Loop Rd. area. Call 704-223-1282

China Grove, 2 new homes under construction ... buy now and pick your own colors. Priced at only $114,900 and comes with a stove and dishwasher. B&R Realty 704-633-2394 BUYER BEWARE The Salisbury Post Classified Advertising staff monitors all ad submissions for honesty and integrity. However, some fraudulent ads are not detectable. Please protect yourself by checking the validity of any offer before you invest money in a business opportunity, job offer or purchase.

West Rowan – Country Club living in the country. Builder's custom brick home has 4 BR, 3 ½ BA w/main floor master suite. 3300 sqft. + partially finished bonus room. Lots of ceramic and granite. 2 fireplaces with gas logs. 6.5 very private wooded acres. Priced at $399,000. Reduced to sell! $389,000. Call for appt. 704-431-3267

For Sale By Owner House and 6+ Acres with Stream

E. Spencer

Bring All Offers

3 BR, 2 BA, newer kitchen, large dining room, split bedrooms, nice porches, huge detached garage, concrete drives. R51548 $89,500. Monica Poole 704-245-4628 B&R Realty Fulton Heights

Reduced

3 BR, 2 BA, Attached carport, Rocking Chair front porch, nice yard. R50846 $119,900 Monica Poole 704.245.4628 B&R Realty www.bostandrufty-realty.com

3-BR, 2-BA house at end of long, winding drive on 6plus acres on U.S. Highway 64 W in Davie County. 1,281 sq. ft. Two-car garage, 21-by-42 heated basement (outside entrance only), cottage-type outbuilding, and 10-by-42 covered back porch offers place to entertain, relax and enjoy a beautiful mountain view. Fence and row of Leyland cypresses provide privacy. Stream at back of property makes great picnic area. Call 336-407-3981, $175,000 - price negotiable.

Homes for Sale

Lake Property

Salisbury

Great Location

Brand new & ready for you, this home offers 3BR, 2BA, hardwoods, ceramic, stainless appliances, deck. R51547. $99,900. Call Monica today! 704.245.4628 B&R Realty

High Rock waterfront, beautiful, gently sloping, wooded in Waters Edge subdivision. Approx. 275' deep, 100' waterline. Excellent HOA. For Sale By Owner. $248,000. Appraisal available. Call 704-609-5650


SALISBURY POST Land for Sale 10 minutes from Catawba. 10-80 acres. 336-998-9626 daytime / 336-998-5376 evenings ********************** Front St. 3.37 acres, almost completed 50' x100' bldg. $44K. 704-636-1477

TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2011 • 3C

CLASSIFIED Land for Sale

Lots for Sale

Beautiful year round creek, 3.06 acres. Buy now, build later, $47,900 owner fin. 704-563-8216 W. Rowan 1.19 acs. Old Stony Knob Rd. Possible owner financing. Reduced $19,900. 704-640-3222

25 Acres Beautiful Land for Sale by Owner 1 Hr to/from Charlotte, NC Cleveland & near Woodleaf & 3 Interstates: I-40, I-77, I-85. Restricted, no mobile or mod. Very rural, mostly wooded. Good hunting, deer, small game. Frontage on Hobson Rd., 2nd gravel driveway beside 2075 Hobson Rd mailbox. GPS zip code 27013. Safe distance from cities. Need sale this year. No reasonable offer refused. Owner phone: 336-766-6779, or Email to: hjthabet@cs.com See photos and directions: http://NCHorseCountryFarmland.com

There is a NEW group of people EVERY day, looking for a DEAL in the classifieds.

$500 Down moves you in. Call and ask me how? Please call (704) 225-8850

Olde Fields Subdivision. ½ acre to over 2 acre lots starting at available $36,000. B&R Realty 704.633.2394 Southwestern Rowan Co.

3rd Creek Ch. Rd. 3BR, 2BA. DW. .71 acre. 1,700 sq. ft. FP, LR, den. $540 about. Fin. avail. 704-489-1158 Homes of American Rockwell Oldest Dealer in Rowan County. Best prices anywhere. 704-279-7997 Harrison Rd. near Food Lion. 3BR, 2BA. 1 ac. 1,800 sq. ft., big BR, retreat, huge deck. $580/mo. Financing avail. 704-489-1158

Barnhardt Meadows. Quality home sites in country setting, restricted, pool and pool House complete. Use your builder or let us build for you. Lots start at $24,900. B&R Realty 704-633-2394 Western Rowan County

Lots for Sale N. Rowan-Nice, wooded subdivision lot. $15,300. 51225. Varina Bunts B&R Realty 704.640.5200

Manufactured Home Sales

Knox Farm Subdivision. Beautiful lots available now starting at $19,900. B&R Realty 704.633.2394

No. 60908 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Co-Executors for the Estate of Miriam W. Parrott, 286 Dodge Drive, Mooresville, NC 28115. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 5th day of April, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 29th day of December, 2010. Miriam W. Parrott, deceased, Rowan County File #2010E1088, Jeffrey Jackson Parrott, 1137 Scobee Drive, Lansdale, PA 19446, Karen P. Khan, 2107 Baggins Lane, Charlotte, NC 28269 No. 60909 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Co-Executors for the Estate of Bonnie Mae Fisher, 8765 Fisher Road, Rockwell, NC 28138. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 5th day of April, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 29th day of December, 2010. Bonnie Mae Fisher, deceased, Rowan County File #2010E1273, Brenda Holshouser, 8675 Fisher Road, Rockwell, NC 28138, Jo Nell Smith, 6907 Smoke Crest Dr., Kernersville, NC 27284

Salisbury Area 3 or 4 bedroom, 2 baths, $500 down under $700 per month. 704-225-8850 Salisbury

OWNER FINANCING! NO MONEY DOWN!

Singlewide, 3BR/2BA, on ¾ acre, wooded lot, newly renovated, all appliances, well water 704-633-8533 after 5pm

Manufactured Home Sales Salisbury.

Great House!

Real Estate Services KEY REAL ESTATE, INC. 1755 U.S. HWY 29. South China Grove, NC 28023 704-857-0539 Rebecca Jones Realty 610 E. Liberty St, China Grove 704-857-SELL

3BR/2BA, 2.75 acres, one mile from High Rock Lake, one year old Samsung appliances, tons of upgrades, Pergo floors, 1400+ sq feet, Oakwood manufactured. Asking $125,000. 704-202-2228 or 704-224-1286

Real Estate Services Allen Tate Realtors

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Rowan Realty www.rowanrealty.net, Professional, Accountable, Personable . 704-633-1071

Real Estate Commercial

Century 21 Towne & Country 474 Jake Alexander Blvd. (704)637-7721

Convenience store business for sale with large game room/mini bar. Includes all stock, security system, ice maker, coolers, etc. $20,000. Will consider trade for mobile home & land. 704-857-0625

Forest Glen Realty Darlene Blount, Broker 704-633-8867

Downtown Salis, 2300 sf office space, remodeled, off street pking. 633-7300

No. 60891 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY - 10-SP-1071 - 6210 UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Charles Sanders and Janet Sanders and Harvey D White and Sonya Sanders, dated October 8, 2008 and recorded on October 9, 2008, in Book No. 1130, at Page 969 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rowan County, North Carolina; and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness secured thereby and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements contained therein and, pursuant to demand of the holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will place for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at Rowan County Courthouse, Salisbury, North Carolina on January 5, 2011 at 1:00 PM that parcel of land, including improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the City of Salisbury, County of Rowan, State of North Carolina, and being more particularly described in the above referenced Deed of Trust.

No. 60910

Address of property: 611 Sides Lane, Salisbury, NC 28144 Tax Parcel ID: 029 111 Present Record Owners: Charles Sanders and Sonya Sanders

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Doris Jones Baker, Lutheran Home, 820 Klumac Road, Salisbury, NC 28144. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 6th day of April, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 30th day of December, 2010. Doris Jones Baker, deceased, Rowan County file #2010E1245, Robert H. Baker, III, 655 Seven Lakes, N., Seven Lakes, NC 27376

The terms of the sale are that the real property hereinbefore described will be sold for cash to the highest bidder. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. In the event that the Owner and Holder or its intended assignee is exempt from paying the same, the successful bidder shall be required to pay revenue stamps on the Trustee's Deed, and any Land Transfer Tax.

No. 60915 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Co-Administrators for the Estate of Frances Elizabeth Hill Sorocki, 70 Hill Street, Salisbury, NC 28144. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 5th day of April, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 29th day of December, 2010. Frances Elizabeth Hill Sorocki, deceased, Rowan County File #2010E1244, Althea Hill, PO Box 661, East Spencer, NC 28039, Tujuana Singleton, 366 Cress School Rd., Salisbury, NC 28147 No. 60916 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Maelene Howell Andrewlavage, 100 W. Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28144. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 6th day of April, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 30th day of December, 2010. Maelene Howell Andrewlavage, deceased, Rowan County File #2010E1280, Terri M. Andrewlavage, PO Box 4038, Salisbury, NC 28145 No. 60867 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as the Executor of the estate of John W. Pinkston, 120 Lon Bow Rd., Salisbury, NC 28144. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 23rd day of March, 2011, or this will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 16th day of December, 2010. John Steven Pinkston, Executor of the estate of John W. Pinkston, File #10E1171, 5 Beauregard Dr., Spencer, NC 28159 Attorney at Law: Sean B. Sandison, 417 N. Main St., Suite. F, Salisbury, NC 28144 No. 60868 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having Qualified as Executor of the Estate of John Graham Miller, 5415 Wildwood Dr., Salisbury, NC 28144, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 22nd day of March, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 15th day of December, 2010. Tabatha Estes, Executor of the estate of John Graham Miller, File #10E1190, 8570 Hillcrest Dr., Rockwell, NC 28138 Attorney at Law: John L. Holshouser, Jr., PO Drawer 1617, Salisbury, NC 28145 No. 60869 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Richard Dale Tuchek, 3208 Winged Food Dr., Salisbury, NC 28144, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 20th day of March, 2011, or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 14th day of December, 2010. Richard Dale Tuchek, deceased, Rowan County File #2010E1225, Gwendolyn T. Tuchek, 3208 Winged Foot Dr., Salisbury, NC 28144 Attorney: John T. Hudson, 122 N. Lee St., Salisbury, NC 28144 No. 60870 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Margie A. Hoffman. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 22nd day of March, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 16th day of December, 2010. Gwendolyn H. Crowe, Executor of the estate of Margie A. Hoffman, File #2010E1208, 455 Murray Dr., Salisbury, NC 28146 Robert N. Crosswhite, Attorney, 239 E. Broad St., Statesville, NC 28677 No. 60911 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Anna Lois Knox, 710 Julian Road Rm 112, Salisbury, NC 28147, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 5th day of April, 2011, or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 28th day of December, 2010. John T. Hudson, Executor for the estate of Anna Lois Knox, deceased, File 10E1222, 122 N. Lee Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 Attorney at Law, John T. Hudson, 122 N. Lee St., Salisbury, NC 28144 No. 60912 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Helen Brown Slack Wilson, 380 Majolica Road, Salisbury, NC 28147, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 5th day of April, 2011, or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 28th day of December, 2010. John E. Slack, Admn. For the estate of Helen Brown Slack Wilson, deceased, File 10E1238, 380 Majolica Road, Salisbury, NC 28147 Attorney at Law, John T. Hudson, 122 N. Lee St., Salisbury, NC 28144 No. 60913 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having Qualified as Administrator for the estate of Regina Louise McGuire, 2554 Scott St., Kannapolis, NC 28083, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporation having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 5th day of April, 2011 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 29th day of December, 2010. Dennis E. McGuire, Administrator of the estate of Regina Louise McGuire, File #10E1274, 812 58th Street, Altoona, PA 16601-1008 Attorney at Law, Richard D. Locklear, P.O. Box 56, Landis, NC 28088 No. 60914 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Celeste Martin Stoner, 100 Mary Street, Spencer, NC 28159, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 5th day of April, 2011, or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 28th day of December, 2010. Bonnie Stoner Ballard, 3124 Division Avenue, Salisbury, NC 28144 John T. Hudson, Attorney at Law, Doran, Shelby, Pethel & Hudson, 122 N. Lee St., Salisbury, NC 28144

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The real property hereinabove described is being offered for sale "AS IS, WHERE IS" and will be sold subject to all superior liens, unpaid taxes, and special assessments. Other conditions will be announced at the sale. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required. If the Trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the Trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the Trustee, in its sole discretion, if it believes the challenge to have merit, may declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential With Less Than 15 Rental Units: An order for possession of the 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. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a bona fide lease or tenancy may have additional rights pursuant to Title VII of 5.896 - Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act which became effective on May 20, 2009. Dated: December 6, 2010 David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee, By: Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC Attorneys for David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee 2550 West Tyvola Road, Suite 520, Charlotte, NC 28217 704-442-9500 No. 60902 NOTICE OF SALE IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE OF NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION - ROWAN COUNTY - 10sp976 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY THERESA ANN TOWNSEND DATED JANUARY 31, 2000 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 875 AT PAGE 938 IN THE ROWAN COUNTY PUBLIC REGISTRY, NORTH CAROLINA Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in the above-referenced deed of trust and because of default in the payment of the secured indebtedness and failure to perform the stipulation and agreements therein contained and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the secured debt, the undersigned substitute trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at the county courthouse of said county at 11:30 AM on January 18, 2011 the following described real estate and any other improvements which may be situated thereon, in Rowan County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Lying about one (1) mile northeast from the Town of Spencer NC; and beginning at a point in the center of the north bound tract of the southern railroad, C.L. Gale's corner; thence with said Gale's line South 54 deg 45 min East 323 feet to an iron pipe in Walter G. Grubb's line; thence with said Grubb's line South 29 deg. West 131 feet to an iron pipe, P.L. Wyatt's corner; thence with P.L. Wyatt's line North 52 deg. West 343 feet to a point in the center of said north bound tract of the southern railroad; thence with the center of said north bound tract North 39 deg 15 min East 119 feet to the beginning containing 0.9 acre, more or less, according to mechanical survey and resulting plat made by Thomas F. Hudson, Surveyor, December 11, 1954. And Being more commonly known as: 225 Hackett St, Salisbury, NC 28144 The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are Theresa Ann Townsend. The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS." Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale. Any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. This sale is made subject to all prior liens and encumbrances, and unpaid taxes and assessments including but not limited to any transfer tax associated with the foreclosure. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. This sale will be held open ten days for upset bids as required by law. Following the expiration of the statutory upset period, all remaining amounts are IMMEDIATELY DUE AND OWING. Failure to remit funds in a timely manner will result in a Declaration of Default and any deposit will be frozen pending the outcome of any re-sale. SPECIAL NOTICE FOR LEASEHOLD TENANTS: If you are a tenant residing in the property, be advised that an Order for Possession of the property may be issued in favor of the purchaser. Also, if your lease began or was renewed on or after October 1, 2007, be advised that you may terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. You may be liable for rent due under the agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. The date of this Notice is December 28, 2010. Grady I. Ingle Or Elizabeth B. Ells , Substitute Trustee - 10-008940 10130 Perimeter Parkway, Suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28216 (704) 333-8107 http://shapiroattorneys.com/nc/

Apartments 2 BR, 1 BA at Willow Oaks on Old Concord Rd. Has refrigerator & stove. All elect. Rent $399, Dep. $400. Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 2 BR, 1 BA, close to Salisbury High. Rent $425, dep. $400. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 2BR brick duplex with carport, convenient to hospita. $450 per month. 704-637-1020

Apartments AAA+ Apartments $425-$950/mo. Chambers Realty 704-637-1020 Airport Rd., 1BR with stove, refrig., garbage pickup & water incl. Month-month lease. No pets. $400/mo+$300 deposit. Furnished $425/mo. 704-279-3808

BEST VALUE

Apartments

Quiet & Convenient, 2 bedroom town house, 1½ baths. All Electric, Central heat/air, no pets, pool. $550/mo. Includes water & basic cable.

1 & 2BR. Nice, well maintained, responsible landlord. $415-$435. Salisbury, in town. 704-642-1955

West Side Manor Robert Cobb Rentals

1 BR, 1 BA in Granite Quarry. $375/mo. + $375 dep. No Pets. W/D hookups. 704-202-5594

Arey RealtyREAL Service in Real Estate 704-633-5334 www.AreyRealty.com

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William R. Kennedy Realty 428 E. Fisher Street 704-638-0673

Daniel Almazan, Broker 704-202-0091 www.AllenTate.com

B & R REALTY 704-633-2394

Wanted: Real Estate

1, 2, & 3 BR Huge Apartments, very nice. $375 & up. 704-754-1480 1BR/1BA duplex fully furnished. TV, BR suite, LR furniture, refrig., washer / dryer, Sect. 8 approved. Heat, air, electricity & water incl'd. $750/mo + $500 dep. 704-636-1850

2BR, 1BA Duplex Central heat/air, appliances, laundry room, yardwork incl. Fenced backyard, storage building. $600/mo. plus $600 deposit 704-633-2219 Airport Rd. area. 118-A Overbrook Rd. ½ rent for December. 2 story apt. $535/mo. Very nice. Daytime 704-637-0775 Airport Rd. Duplex. 2BR, 2BA. $575/mo. 2BR, 1BA $550/mo., lease + dep., water furnished. No pets. Call 704-637-0370

2345 Statesville Blvd. Near Salisbury Mall

704-633-1234 China Grove. 1BR Apartment completely furnished. No pets. 704857-8503 Lv. Msg. China Grove. 2BR, 2BA. All electric. Clean & safe. No pets. $575/month + deposit. 704-202-0605 China Grove. One room eff. w/ private bathroom & kitchenette. All utilities incl'd. $379/mo. + $100 deposit. 704-857-8112

No. 60901 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, ROWAN COUNTY - 10 SP 207 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Jeffrey B. Wallace and Kellie S. Wallace to PRLAP, Inc, Trustee(s), dated June 20, 2006, and recorded in Book 1068, Page 643, Rowan County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rowan County, North Carolina, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustees will offer for sale at the Courthouse Door in Rowan County, North Carolina, at 10:00AM on January 18, 2011, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property, to wit: BEGINNING at an existing iron in the northern margin of the right of way of Lowder Road, from common corner of Lots 17 and 18, thence with the dividing line of said lots, North 83 deg. 25 min. 24 sec. West 547.99 feet to an existing iron; thence North 3 deg. 56 min. 38 sec. East 100.20 feet to an existing iron; thence two lines with Lot 19, (1) South 83 deg. 07 min. 06 sec. East 220.46 feet to an existing iron and (2) South 83 deg. 35 min. 59 sec. East 335.93 feet to an existing iron on the edge of the right of way of Lowder Road; thence with the right of way of the road, South 08 deg. 45 min. 00 sec. West 100.02 feet to an existing iron, the point and place of BEGINNING, and being all of Lot 18, 1.260 acres, more or less, As shown upon the map of the Charles William Rufty property by Hudson and Almond dated July 22, 1968. The above description is taken from a property survey for Todd W. Graham and wife, Kara A Graham by Shulenburger Surveying Company dated July 26, 1995. Said property is commonly known as 6760 Lowder Road, Salisbury, NC 28147. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105-228.30, in the amount of One Dollar ($1.00) per each Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or fractional part thereof, and the Clerk of Courts fee, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7A-308, in the amount of Forty-five Cents (45) per each One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or fractional part thereof or Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), whichever is greater. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale and must be tendered in the form of certified funds. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts will be immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance AS IS WHERE IS. There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, and encumbrances of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Jeffrey B. Wallace and Kellie S. Wallace. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: An order for possession of the 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. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, that tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. ___________________________________ Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. Substitute Trustee 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 Our File No.: 432.0813071NC /R Publication Dates: 01/04/2011 & 01/11/2011

No. 60889 NOTICE OF SALE IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE OF NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION - ROWAN COUNTY - 10 sp 856 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY ALLISON MILLER AND D. ERIC MILLER DATED DECEMBER 28, 2005 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 1055 AT PAGE 460 IN THE ROWAN COUNTY PUBLIC REGISTRY, NORTH CAROLINA Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in the above-referenced deed of trust and because of default in the payment of the secured indebtedness and failure to perform the stipulation and agreements therein contained and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the secured debt, the undersigned substitute trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at the county courthouse of said county at 2:00 PM on January 6, 2011 the following described real estate and any other improvements which may be situated thereon, in Rowan County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a nail in the center line of Goodman Lake Road (S. R. No. 2168), corner to W. W. Mahaley, and runs thence with Mahaley's line North 4 degrees 3 minutes 2 seconds West 493 feet to an iron pipe, W. W. Mahaley's corner in the line of Gilbert Spencer Thomason; thence with Thomason's line North 29 degrees 21 minutes 59 seconds East 412.64 feet to an iron pipe in the line of James Albert Young, Sr., thence with Young's line South 87 degrees 47 minutes 58 seconds East 180 feet to a new iron pipe, a new corner in the line of James Albert Young, Sr.; thence two (2) new lines as follows: (1) South 23 degrees 13 minutes 29 seconds West 493.57 feet to a new iron pipe; (2) South 4 degrees 3 minutes 12 seconds East 332.68 feet to a new iron in the center line of Goodman Lake Road (S. R. No. 2168), a new corner; thence with the center line of Goodman Lake Road (S. R. 2168) South 71 degrees 28 minutes 46 seconds West 185.91 feet to the point of Beginning, and being 3.666 acres more or less according to a map of the survey for D. Eric Miller and Wife Allison Y. Miller dated May 8, 2004, and recorded in Map Book 9995, page 5042 of the Rowan County Registry. And Being more commonly known as: 4330 Goodman Lake Rd, Salisbury, NC 28146 The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are Allison Y. Miller. The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS." Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale. Any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. This sale is made subject to all prior liens and encumbrances, and unpaid taxes and assessments including but not limited to any transfer tax associated with the foreclosure. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. This sale will be held open ten days for upset bids as required by law. Following the expiration of the statutory upset period, all remaining amounts are IMMEDIATELY DUE AND OWING. Failure to remit funds in a timely manner will result in a Declaration of Default and any deposit will be frozen pending the outcome of any re-sale. SPECIAL NOTICE FOR LEASEHOLD TENANTS: If you are a tenant residing in the property, be advised that an Order for Possession of the property may be issued in favor of the purchaser. Also, if your lease began or was renewed on or after October 1, 2007, be advised that you may terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. You may be liable for rent due under the agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. The date of this Notice is October 19, 2010. Grady I. Ingle Or Elizabeth B. Ells , Substitute Trustee, 06-85307 10130 Perimeter Parkway, Suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28216 (704) 333-8107 http://shapiroattorneys.com/nc/


4C • TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2011 Apartments CLANCY HILLS APARTMENTS 1, 2 & 3 BR, conveniently located in Salisbury. Handicap accessible units available. Section 8 assistance available. 704-6366408. Office Hours: M–F 9:00-12:00. TDD Relay 1-800-735-2962 Equal Housing Opportunity. Clancy-hills@cmc-nc.com

Apartments S. Fulton St. Very nice 1500 sq ft 3 BR 2.5BA town house apartment. All elec., central heat/AC. Water incl., stove, refrig., dishwasher furnished. Outside storage. No pets. 1 yr lease. $625/mo. & $500 dep. 704-279-3808

Condos and Townhomes

Condos and Townhomes

Houses for Rent

Houses for Rent

Manufactured Home for Rent

Hidden Creek, Large 2 BR, 2 BA end unit, all appl. pool + W/D, $795/mo + $400 dep. Ref. 1 yr. lease, no smoking, no pets. 704-640-8542

Hurley School area. 3BR, 2BA. Carport, fenced yard. Storage building. Newly remodeled. $800/mo. + deposit. Call 704-636-8058

Salisbury N. Fulton St., 2BR/1BA Duplex, limit 3, no pets, $525/month + deposit. 704-855-2100

East area. Completely remodeled 1BR. Perfect for one or two people. Trash & lawn service. $360/mo. + deposit. 704-640-2667

Wiltshire Village Condo for Rent, $700. 2nd floor. Want a 2BR, 2BA in a quiet setting? Call Bryce, Wallace Realty 704-202-1319

Kannapolis– 1007 Skyland St., 2 BR, 1 BA, $500/mo. 1422 West A St., 3 BR, 2 BA, $ 650 mo. KREA 704-933-2231

Lake Front

Colonial Village Apts.

Crosswinds Senior Apartments. Must be 55 years of age and older Beautiful one bedroom available apartments now. Call 704-639-9692 Our Gift to you--No rent due till January 1st with a $99 deposit. Eaman Park Apts. 2BR, 1BA. Near Salisbury High. $375/mo. Newly renovated. No pets. 704-798-3896 East Schools. 3BR. Refrigerator and stove. Central air and heat. Please call 704-638-0108. Franklin St. 2 BR, 1 BA. Newly refurbished inside. Rent $495, dep. $400. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 Holly Leaf Apts. 2BR, 1½BA. $555. Kitchen appliances, W/D connection, cable ready. 704-637-5588

Lovely Duplex Rowan Hospital area. 2BR, 1BA. Heat, air, water, appl. incl. $675. 704-633-3997 Moreland Pk area. 2BR all appliances furnished. $495-$595/mo. Deposit negotiable. Section 8 welcome. 336-247-2593 Moving to Town? Need a home or Apartment? We manage rental homes & apartments. Call and let us help you. Waggoner Realty Co. 704-633-0462 www.waggonerrealty.com

Colony Garden Apartments 2BR and 1-1/2 BA Town Homes $575/mo. College Students Welcome! Near Salisbury VA Hospital 704-762-0795

Apartments

Salisbury City, 2BR/1BA, very spacious, $1,000 s.f., cent air/heat, $450/mo + dep. 704-640-54750 Salisbury, city. 2BR, 1BA. Stove, refrigerator. New carpet. $500/mo., $500 dep. 704-633-4081 Salisbury. Free Rent, Free Water, New All Elec. Heat/air, on bus route. $495. 704-239-0691 STONWYCK VILLIAGE IN GRANITE QUARRY Nice 2BR, energy efficient apt., stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, water & sewer furnished, central heat/ac, vaulted ceiling, washer/dryer connection. $495 to $550 /Mo, $400 deposit. 1 year lease, no pets. 704-279-3808 WELCOME HOME TO DEER PARK APTS. We have immediate openings for 1 & 2 BR apts. Call or come by and ask about our move-in specials. 704-278-4340 for info. For immediate info call 1-828-442-7116

Condos and Townhomes

Quiet Setting

Near Va. 2BR, 1BA. $550/mo. Includes water. Security, application. 704-239-4883 Broker Rockwell Area. Apt. & Duplexes. $500-$600. 2BR Quiet Community. Marie Leonard-Hartsell at Wallace Realty 704-239-3096

Condos and Townhomes

Salisbury. 2BR, 2BA spacious 1st floor condo. Appliances, fireplace, covered porch. Pool, tennis court. $750/mo. + deposit. Rent to own possible. 704-209-1805 Lv. msg.

Houses for Rent 2 to 5 BR. HUD Section 8. Nice homes, nice st areas. Call us 1 . 704-630-0695 3 Homes. 2-East district, 1Carson district. 3 BR, 2 BA. $800-$1050. Lease, dep. & ref. req. 704.798.7233

Lake front house on High Rock Lake. 2 BR, 1 BA. Avail. Feb. 1st. Rent from Oct. to Mar. $600/ mo. Rent from Apr. to Sept. $700/mo. Contact Dwayne at 704-213-3667 Maupin Ct. Very large 3BR/2½BA w/range & refrig, cent H/A w/gas fireplace, $825/mo + $825 dep. 704-633-5067 Off Airport Rd. 3BR, 1½BA brick house. Hrd flrs. 1 acre lot. $575/mo. $300 sec. deposit. 704-326-5073 Old Concord Rd., 3 BR, 1 BA, has refrigerator, stove & big yard. No pets. $595/rent + $595/dep. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

Available for rent – Homes and Apartments Salisbury/Rockwell Eddie Hampton 704-640-7575

Rockwell, near Rockwell Park. 2BR, 1½BA. Brick home w/garage, deck. Very nice neighborhood. All appl. $700/mo. + dep. 704-6365992 or 704-245-8123

Carolina Blvd. 3BR, 2BA. All appliances incl., 4-car carport, big yard. $800/mo + deposit. 704-637-6618

Rowan County. 2 & 3 BR homes. All electric. Free water & sewer. $450$675/mo. 704-633-6035

Don't Pay Rent!

Salis., 2 BR, 1 BA $550; 3 BR, 1.5 BA $800, E. Spen. 2 BR, 1 BA $425 Carolina-Piedmont Properties 704-248-2520

3BR, 2BA home at Heights. Crescent Call 704-239-3690 for info.

EXECUTIVE STYLE HOME FOR RENT

Salisbury 2BR. $525 and up. GOODMAN RENTALS 704-633-4802 Salisbury

Rockwell, 8565 Hwy 52, 2BR/1½BA Beautiful fireplace, wood floors & pine cabinets with built-ins, includes appliances & washer & dryer. East Rowan schools. No pets. $665/mo. Lease & Deposit. 704-209-0131 for Application Faith/Carson district. 3BR / 2BA, no smoking, no pets. $650/mo + dep + refs. 704-279-8428 Fulton St. 3 BR, 1 ½ BA. stove Refrigerator, furnished. Rent $725, Dep., $700. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

3 BR, 2 BA, West Schools. Quiet, private location in nice subdivision. 3 miles to mall. Central heat/air, appliances, dishwasher, wired storage building, concrete drive. $800 plus deposit. 704-279-0476 Salisbury 4BR/2BA, brick ranch, basement, 2,000 SF, garage, nice area. $1,195/mo. 704-630-0695

Great Convenient Location!

High Rock Lake home! 3 BR, 2½BA. Open concept living to enjoy beautiful lake views. Private master suite. Plus addt'l living space in basement. Large deck and dockable pier. 1 year lease. $1300/month. Convenient to I-85. www.casuallakeliving.com Call 336-798-6157 Prince Charles Renovated Condos, Large Floor Plans, 1250-4300 sq.ft. Safe inside entrances. Walking distance to Downtown Salisbury. Special Financing Terms. Call: 704-202-6676

Dogs

Cats

Free cats. Elderly couple looking for a good home for three male neutered cats. Cats approximately 6 years old. 1 black, 1 gray tabby, & 1 gray & white tabby. Please call 704-209-6044

Giving away kittens or puppies?

Salisbury, in country. 3BR, 2BA. With in-law apartment. $1000/mo. No pets. Deposit & ref. 704855-2100

Houses: 3BRs, 1BA. Apartments: 2 & 3 BR's, 1BA Deposit required. Faith Realty 704-630-9650

303-B W. Council St. Impressive entry foyer w/mahoghany staircase. Downstairs: L/R, country kit. w/FP. Laundry room, ½BA. Upstairs: 2BR, jacuzzi BA. Uniquely historic, but modern. 704-691-4459

Salisbury, 1314 Lincolnton Rd., 2 BR, 1 BA brick house. Hardwood floors throughout, close to Jake Alexander Blvd. Wallace Realty 704-636-2021

Dogs

Dog - Free to good home male, dapple, Dachshund all shots & wormed good w/children. 704-657-8527

Puppies - Free part Border Collie puppies, very cute. Black and white, brown, and black puppies. 704-638-0589 Puppy

Happy New Year! Reduced for you!

Free puppy. Sweet female Chocolate Lab puppy. Maybe 9 weeks old. Abandoned in our yard on Sunday. To good home. 704-633-9316 Golden Retriever - Free to good home. 2 years old, all shots, very good with children. Needs room to run Please call 704-279-0426

Cocker Spaniel puppies. Black and white, 1 female, 2 males. Full blooded, no papers. Shots, wormed, tails docked. 8 weeks old. $200. Please Call 704239-3854

Salisbury/Spencer 2, 4 & 5 BR $450-$850/mo. 704202-3644 or leave message. No calls after 7pm Spencer. 3BRs & 2BAs. Remodeled. Great area! Owner financing available. 704-202-2696

Office and Commercial Rental st

1 Month Free Rent! Salisbury, Kent Executive Park office suites, $100 & up. Utilities paid. Conference room, internet access, break room, ample parking. 704-202-5879 450 to 1,000 sq. ft. of Warehouse Space off Jake Alexander Blvd. Call 704279-8377 or 704-279-6882

China Grove. 1200 sq ft. $800/mo + deposit. Call 704-855-2100 Furnished Key Man Office Suites - $250-350. Jake & 150. Util & internet incl. 704-721-6831 Granite Quarry - Start the New Year Right! Only two units left! Move in by 1/31/11 and pay no rent until 4/1/11. Comm. Metal Bldg. perfect for hobbyist or contractor. Call for details 704-232-3333 Numerous Commercial and office rentals to suit your needs. Ranging from 500 to 5,000 sq. ft. Call Victor Wallace at Wallace Realty, 704-636-2021 Office Building with 3 office suites; small office in office complex avail.; 5,000 sq.ft. warehouse w/loading docks & small office. Call Bradshaw Real Estate 704-633-9011

Autos

Ellis Park. 3BR/2BA. Appls., water, sewer, incl'd. $525/mo. + $525 deposit. Pet OK. 704-279-7463

Chevrolet, 2006, Impala. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Faith–2 BR, 1 BA. $350/mo. + dep. 2 BR, 1 BA, $425/mo. + dep. Near Carson High. 704239-2833

Gold Hill, 2 bedroom, trash and lawn service included. No pets. $450 month. 704-433-1255

Dodge, 2005, Magnum SE. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock!

Got puppies or kittens for sale?

Salisbury. Six individual offices, new central heat/air, heavily insulated for energy efficiency, fully carpeted (to be installed) except stone at entrance. Conference room, employee break room, tile bathroom, and nice, large reception area. Perfect location near the Court House and County Building. Want to lease but will sell. Perfect for dual occupancy. By appointment only. 704-636-1850 Spencer Shops Lease great retail space for as little as $750/mo for 2,000 sq ft at. 704-431-8636

West & South Rowan. 2 & 3 BR. No pets. Perfect for 3. Water included. Please call 704-857-6951

Rooms for Rent

Between Salis. & China Grove. 2BR. No pets. Appl. & trash pickup incl. $475/ mo + dep. 704-855-7720

Dodge, 2007, Caliber. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

MILLER HOTEL Rooms for Rent Weekly $110 & up 704-855-2100 Salisbury

West 13th St., in well established, nice neighborhood, totally furnished, internet, microwave, range, refrigerator, washer & dryer, all utitilies included. Single person only. No pets. $110/wk. + small deposit. 336-927-1738

Ford Focus SE Sedan, 2009. Stock #P7597. Brilliant silver exterior with medium stone interior. $12,397. Payment $189/mo. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Ford Focus ZX3 Base 2004. Silver Metallic w/gray interior, est. 33 mpg, automatic transmission. 704-603-4255

Puppy, free, part Collie and part Pure American pit bull. Born 11-18-10 call 704-212-7008

Cooleemee. 2BR $100 / wk, $400 dep on ½ ac lot. 336-998-8797, 704-9751579 or 704-489-8840 East Area. 2BR, water, trash. Limit 2. Dep. req. No pets. Call 704-6367531 or 704-202-4991

Autos

Dogs

American Pit Bull Pups

Dog - full blooded blue healer female, shots up to date, kid friendly. Needs a good home. Call 704 279-0281

BMW, 2005 325i Midnight Black on tan leather 2.5 V6 auto trans, am, fm, cd, sunroof, dual seat warmers, all power, duel power seats, RUNS & DRIVES NICELY!! 704-603-4255 Ford Taurus SE Sedan, 2007. 4-speed automatic, 3.0L, V6. Stock #P7596. $10,997. Payment $169/ mo. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Chevrolet Malibu LS Sedan, 2005. Stock # F11109A. White exterior with neutral interior. $9,997, $169/mo. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

11 pups ready to go. Prices negotiable. ALL colors, male & female. 1st shots. Call 704-2395924 Faith area.

Free dog. Female ShihTzhu. To a good home. Spayed. She has a little age and she is an inside dog only. 704-209-0674

Puppies. German Shepherd - Belgian Malions. 2 males. $250 each. Call 704-239-6018

Adopt a Puppy or Kitten for $80 adoption fee. Salisbury Animal Hospital 1500 E. Innes St. 704-637-0227 salisburyanimalhospital.com

Saturn ION 2 Sedan, 2006. Stock # F10530A. Cypress Green exterior with tan interior. $8,598. $139/mo. Call Now 1-800542-9758. www.cloningerford.com

Toyota Avalon Limited Sedan, 2007. Titanium Metallic exterior with light gray interior. Stock $17,397, #T11111A. $279/mo. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Toyota Camry LE Sedan, 2002. Desert Sand Mica exterior with Taupe interior. Stock # T10705A. $9,497, $159/mo. 1-800-542-9758. www.cloningerford.com

Toyota Camry Solara SE Coupe, 2007. Cosmic blue metallic exterior with ivory interior. Stock #T10499A. $12,997, $199/mo. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Mercedes S320, 1999 Black on Grey leather interior, 3.2, V6, auto trans, LOADED, all power ops, low miles, SUNROOF, chrome rims good tires, extra clean MUST SEE! 704-6034255

Toyota, 2005 Camry, LE/XLE/SE. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Mini Cooper Hatchback, 2005. Pepper white exterior with black interior. Stock #P7585. $13,297. Payment $199/ mo. Call 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Volkswagon CC Luxury Sedan, 2009. White gold metallic exterior with cornsilk beige/black interior. Stock # F11017A. $24,597. Call Now 1-800542-9758. www.cloningerford.com

Nissan Altima 2.5 S Coupe, 2010. Winter Frost pearl exterior w/charcoal interior. Stock #P7555. $18,397. $299/ month. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com Chevrolet Malibu LT Sedan, 2008. Imperial Blue Metallic exterior w/titanium interior. Stock #P7562B. $12,797, $199/ mo. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Toyota Camry LE Sedan, 2010. Desert Sand Mica exterior with Bisque interior. Stock #P7569. $14,797, $229/mo. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Ford, 2006 Fusion SE. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Volvo V70, 2.4 T, 2001. Ash Gold Metallic exterior with tan interior. 5 speed auto trans. w/ winter mode. 704-603-4255

Honda Civic EX, 2000. Green on Grey cloth interior 4 cylinder auto trans, pwr options, SUNROOF, am/fm/cd, good tires, GREAT GAS SAVER!!!! 704-603-4255

Nissan, 2004, Maxima. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Check Out Our December Special! Boarding 20% discount. Rowan Animal Clinic. 704-6363408 for appt.

Supplies and Services

Kia Spectra EX Sedan, 2009. Silver exterior with gray interior. Stock #P7580. $9,897, $169/mo. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Chevrolet Aveo LT Sedan, 2009. Stock # P7600. Cosmic Silver exterior w/charcoal interior. $10,697. $159/mo. Call 1-800-542-9758. Now www.cloningerford.com

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Free small dogs, cats, & roosters. To good homes only. Need fenced yard. Call 704-658-4266

Free dog, Chihuahua. To good home only. Not good with men or children. Ladies' dog. One year old. UTD on shots. 704-798-9553 or 704-798-0266

Jaguar XK8 Convertible, 1997. Stock # T11175A1. Black exterior with charcoal interior. $10,797. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Ford Mustang GT Convertible, 1986. Red exterior with gray interior. Stock # F10457B. $7,897. Call Now 1-800-542-9758. www.cloningerford.com

Other Pets PUPPIES - 12 Cookapoo mix. Free to a good home only. Please Call 704-798-9909

Jaguar S-Type, 2005. w/black leather Black interior, 6 sp. auto trans, 4.2L V8 engine, AM/FM/CD Changer, Premium Sound. Call Steve today! 704-6034255

Kia, 2005, Amanti. Charcoal grey. 65K miles. Full power. Leather, 6 disc CD changer/ cassette. Sun roof. Brand new rear tires. $11,000 obo. Call 704-754-2549

Camp Rd, 2BR, 1BA. Appls, water, sewer, trash incl. Pet OK. $475/mo. + $475 dep. 704-279-7463 Chihuahua. 1 female. Cinnamon & Blue CKC. $275 cash. 10 wks. Shots UTD. Tiny toy size(4-5 lbs) full grown. Little apple head. 704-603-8257.

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Long Ferry Rd area & Grove St. Starting at $75/wk, utilities incl'd, small dep req'd. 704-469-8657

Warehouse space / manufacturing as low as $1.25/sq. ft./yr. Deposit. Call 704-431-8636

Manufactured Home for Rent

Hyundai, 2006, Sonata GLS/LX. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock!

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Salis 3990 Statesville Blvd., Lot 12, 3BR/2BA, $439/mo. + dep. FOR SALE OR RENT! 704-640-3222

Office Space

Salisbury. 12,000 sq ft corner building at Jake Alexander and Industrial Blvd. Ideal for retail office space, church, etc. Heat and air. Please call 704279-8377 with inquiries.

Saturn Aura XR, 2008, Silver with Grey cloth interior 3.6 V6 auto trans, all power opts, onstar, am,fm,cd, rear audio, steering wheel controls, duel power and heated seats, nonsmoker LIKE NEW!!!! 704-603-4255

Hurley School Rd. 2 BR, 2 BA. Nice yard, subdivision. Central air/ heat. $460/mo. + dep. 704-640-5750

Salisbury

We have office suites available in the Executive Center. First Month Free with No Deposit! With all utilities from $150 and up. Lots of amenities. Call Karen Rufty at B & R Realty 704-202-6041

Hyundai Accent GLS Sedan, 2009. Stock # white P7572. Nordic exterior with gray interior. $10,897, $159/month. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Faith 2BR/2BA, private lot, appliances included, $490/mo + dep. No pets. 704-279-3518

Faith. 2BR, 1BA. Water, trash, lawn maint. incl. No pets. Ref. $425. 704-2794282 or 704-202-3876

Autos ELLIS AUTO AUCTION 10 miles N. of Salisbury, Hwy 601, Sale Every Wednesday night 6 pm.

EAST ROWAN AREA Taking apps. 2 BR, max. occ. 3, no pets, garbage, & lawn service incl. 704-2793882/ 980-234-2469

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Dogs

Free dog. Male Lab mix. 3 years old. To good home only. Please call 704-431-4654 Cane Corso Italian Mastiff Pups. ICCF Reg. $700 to $850. 336-467-1353

Salisbury. 3 & 2 Bedroom Houses. $500-$1,000. Also, Duplex Apartments. 704636-6100 or 704-633-8263

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Cats – All colors, sweet, spayed and ready for adoption. Please call 704-267-7334

Salisbury, 3BR, 1BA Duplex. All electric, central air/heat, appliances, hookups. Near VA. $525. 704-636-3307

Salisbury-2 BR, 1 BA, brick, off Jake Alex., Remodeled, central heat/ air, $550/mo. 704-640-5750

Clean, well maintained, 2 BR Duplex. Central heat/air, all electric. Section 8 welcome. 704-202-5790

“A Good Place to Live” 1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms Affordable & Spacious Water Included 704-636-8385

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Volvo, 2006 S60 2.5T Onyx black with cream leather interior, sunroof, cd player, all power, alloy wheels, super nice! 704-603-4255

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Transportation Dealerships

Autos

Autos

Honda, 2000, S2000. miles. Blue 112,000 w/black interior. 6 speed, convertible. 4 cylinder. $6,000. 704-798-5128

The more you tell, the surer you’ll sell.

CASH FOR YOUR CAR!

Transportation Financing

We want your vehicle! 1999 to 2011 under 150,000 miles. Please call 704-216-2663 for your cash offer.

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Ford Edge SE SUV, Dune Pearl 2007. Metallix exterior with camel interior. Stock #P7577A. $21,988, $289/ mo. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Ford, 2005, Excursion, Eddie Bauer edition. 70,000 miles. V-10. Automatic. Loaded. DVD player. CD player. Adjustable pedals. Front & rear air. 3rd row seat. Very clean. $14,500. 704-637-7327

Transportation Financing Bad Credit? No Credit? No Problem! Tim Marburger Dodge 877-792-9700

We are the area's largest selection of quality preowned autos. Financing avail. to suit a variety of needs. Carfax avail. No Gimmicks – We take pride in giving excellent service to all our customers.

Call Steve today! 704-603-4255 www.JakeAlexanderAutoSales.com

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Recreational Vehicles

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Troutman Motor Co. Highway 29 South, Concord, NC 704-782-3105

Chevrolet, 2005, Tahoe. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Weekly Special Only $17,995

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Chevrolet, 2006, Equinox LT. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Ford Explorer XLT SUV, 2004. $11,497, $199/ month. Black clearcoat exterior w/midnight gray interior. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Honda CR-V LX SUV, 2008. Stock #T10761A. Glacier blue metallic interior and gray interior. $18,697. $299/month Call now!1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Jeep Liberty Renegade SUV, 2003. Light Khaki Metallic Clearcoat exterior w/taupe interior. #F10511A1. Stock $9,997. Call now! 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Jeep Wrangler Sport SUV, 2011. Detonator Yellow exterior w/black interior. $22,397. 1-800542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Chevrolet, 1981, truck. ½ ton, 4 wheel drive. 4 speed. 6 cylinder. Needs engine repair. Call 704279-5765 or 704-2024281

Toyota 4 Runner, 1997 Limited Forest Green on Tan Leather interior V6 auto trans, am, fm, cd, tape, SUNROOF, alloy rims, good tires, CHEAP TRANSPORTATION!!!! 704-603-4255

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, 2005. Bright Silver Metallic exterior with black cloth interior. 6-speed, hard top, 29K miles. Won't Last! Call Steve today! 704-603-4255

2003 Prowler w/slideout, 30ft., sleeps 6, 480 sq.ft. Deck w/ramp & all furnishings. On a leased lot on a cove @ High Rock for $1750/yr. $12,500 obo. Call 704857-1271

Service & Parts

Buick, 2006, Rendezvous. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! www.autohouseofsalisbury.com

Chevy Suburban 2006 Dark Blue metallic w/tan leather interior, 4 speed auto trans, am, fm, cd premium sound. Third row seating, navigation, sunroof, DVD. 704-603-4255

Ford F-150 FX4 Extended Cab, 2004. Red exterior with black Stock interior. #T11123A2. $22,297. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Honda Element LX SUV, 2008. Tango Red Pearl exterior w/Titanium/Black interior. Stock #T10724A. $15,897. $249/mo. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Jeep, 2003, Wrangler Sahara. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! 150+ Vehicles in Stock!

Toyota Tacoma Base 2 Door Long Bed Truck, 2010. Black sand pearl exterior with graphite interior. Stock #T10736A. $16,897, $269/mo. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

www.autohouseofsalisbury.com

We Do Taxes!! Over 150 vehicles in Stock! Collector Cars

Authorized EZGO Dealer. 30 years selling, servicing GOLF CARS Golf Car Batteries 6 volt, 8 volt. Golf car utility sales. US 52, 5 miles of Salisbury. south Beside East Rowan HS & Old Stone Winery. Look for EZGO sign. 704-245-3660

Collector Cars

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Regular Cab, 2008. Stock #F10479A. $22,697. $389/mo. Call now! 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Ford Ranger Extended Cab XLT, 2004. Oxford White with gray cloth. 5 speed auto. trans. w/OD 704-603-4255

Honda Pilot 2005. Red Pearl with tan leather interior, automatic, 3rd row seating, 4x4, sunroof. 704-603-4255

Dodge, 2004 Dakota. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Jeep, 2007, Compass Sport. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock!

Toyota Tundra Limited Extended Cab, 2003. Natural white ext. w/oak int. Stock #F10438B. $17,697. $329/mo. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

www.autohouseofsalisbury.com

BATTERY-R-US

Open Sundays 12pm-5pm

BIG TRUCK BATTERIES

Over 150 vehicles in Stock!

900 CCA

Rentals & Leasing

$69.95

Rentals & Leasing

Faith Rd. 704-213-1005

Chevrolet Trailblazer LS SUV, 2006. Silverstone metallic exterior w/light gray interior. Stock #T10295A. $12,797. Payment $209/mo. Call now 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

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Transportation Dealerships

Ford Ranger Tremor Plus Extended Cab, 2003. Black clearcoat exterior with dark graphite interior. Stock #T10747C. $7,897, $159/ mo. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, 2004. Bright silver metallic exterior with gray leather interior. Auto, 4x4, heated seats, sunroof. Call 704-603-4255

Ford Club Wagon, 1993. White exterior with gray cloth interior. 15 passenger van with only 61K miles. Great for church functions! 704-603-4255

Suzuki XL7 Luxury SUV 2007. Stock #F10395A. Majestic silver exterior with gray interior. $16,697. $259/month Call now!1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Toyota, 2002 Sienna XLE LOADED! Grey leather seats, 3.0 V6 back with auto trans, tape, cd changer, all pwr. Dual heated seats, sunroof low price what more could you ask for! 704-603-4255

CLONINGER FORD, INC. “Try us before you buy.” 511 Jake Alexander Blvd. 704-633-9321 TEAM CHEVROLET, CADILLAC, BUICK, GMC. www.teamautogroup.com 704-216-8000

Open Sundays 12pm-5pm Over 150 vehicles in Stock!

Tim Marburger Honda 1309 N First St. (Hwy 52) Albemarle NC 704-983-4107

Chevrolet, 2005, Colorado 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Automotive Services

Chimney Sweep & Fireplace

Drywall Services

Auctions Auction Thursday 12pm 429 N. Lee St. Salisbury Antiques, Collectibles, Used Furniture 704-213-4101 AUCTION, Wednesday, January 26th at Noon. 337,000 +/sq.ft. Manufacturing/Warehous e Facility. 27.74+/- Acres, Pilot Mountain, NC. Easy access: I-77, I-74, Hwy. 52. For details: www.RogersAuctionGrou p.com (800)442-7906. Carolina's Auction Rod Poole, NCAL#2446 Salisbury (704)633-7369 www.thecarolinasauction.com

Heritage Auction Co. Glenn M.Hester NC#4453 Salisbury (704)636-9277 www.heritageauctionco.com

NC AUTO INSPECTION $15 U U

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3 Check for Cracks & Obstructions & Repair

plus tax $6.25

By appt. only Call 704-857-1854

NC licensed, Insured

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Carport and Garages

Christian mom for cleaning jobs & ironing. Great rates. 704-932-1069 or 704791-9185

Perry's Overhead Doors Sales, Service & Installation, Residential / Commercial. Wesley Perry 704-279-7325

We can provide you with an affordable customized home cleaning service. Have your home cleaned the way you like it! Insured, refs available. Call Kim Taft! 704-433-2502

www.perrysdoor.com

Job Seeker meeting at 112 E. Main St., Rockwell. 6:30pm Mons. Rachel Corl, Auctioneer. 704-279-3596 KEN WEDDINGTON Total Auctioneering Services 140 Eastside Dr., China Grove 704-8577458 License 392 R. Giles Moss Auction & Real Estate-NCAL #2036. Full Service Auction Company. Estates ** Real Estate Had your home listed a long time? Try selling at auction. 704-782-5625

We Build Garages, 24x24 = $12,500. All sizes built! ~ 704-633-5033 ~

WOW! Clean Again! New Year's Special Lowest Prices in Town, Senior Citizens Discount, Residential/Commercial References available upon request. For more info. call 704-762-1402

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Automotive Services Genesis Auto Detailing & Headlight Restoration. Complete service. Pick up/ delivery avail. 704-279-2600

Since 1955 olympicdrywall@aol.com olympicdrywallcompany.com

Free Estimates Bud Shuler & Sons Fence Co. 225 W Kerr St 704-633-6620 or 704-638-2000 Price Leader since 1963

Reliable Fence All Your Fencing Needs, Reasonable Rates, 21 years experience. (704)640-0223

Financial Services

“Clean as a Whistle”

www.gilesmossauction.com

Rowan Auction Co. Professional Auction Services: Salis., NC 704-633-0809 Kip Jennings NCAL 6340.

704-279-2600

Fencing

Cleaning Services

Lippard Garage Doors Installations, repairs, electric openers. 704636-7603 / 704-798-7603

New Homes Additions & Repairs Small Commercial

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704-633-9295 FREE ESTIMATES www.WifeForHireInc.com Licensed, bonded and insured. Since 1985.

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“We can erase your bad credit — 100% guaranteed” The Federal Trade Commission says any credit repair company that claims to be able to legally remove accurate and timely information from your credit report is lying. There's no easy fix for bad credit. It takes time and a conscious effort to pay your debts. Learn about managing credit and debt at ftc.gov/credit. A message from The Salisbury Post & the FTC.

Grading & Hauling Beaver Grading Quality work, reasonable rates. Free Estimates 704-6364592

Jeep Wrangler Sahara, 1999, Gold w/Tan cloth interior 4.0 6 cyl. auto trans, am/fm/cd, HARD TOP, aftermarket rims good tires, sound bar, BRUSH GUARD ready for fun or those snowy days! 704-603-4255

Ford, 2003, Explorer. 100% Guaranteed Credit Over 150+ Approval! Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

We Do Taxes!! Over 150 vehicles in Stock!

Heating and Air Conditioning

Home Improvement

Junk Removal

Manufactured Home Services

Roofing and Guttering

Piedmont AC & Heating Electrical Services Lowest prices in town!! 704-213-4022

HMC Handyman Services. Any job around the house. Please call 704-239-4883

Anthony's Scrap Metal Service. Top prices paid for any type of metal or batteries. Free haul away. 704-433-1951

Mobile Home Supplies~ City Consignment Company New & Used Furniture. Please Call 704636-2004

ALL home repairs. 704857-2282. Please call! I need the work. Roofing, siding, decks, windows.

CASH FOR JUNK CARS And batteries. Call 704-279-7480 or 704-798-2930

Moving and Storage

Lawn Equipment Repair Services

TH Jones Mini-Max Storage 116 Balfour Street Granite Quarry Please 704-279-3808

Lyerly's ATV & Mower Repair Free estimates. All types of repairs Pickup/delivery avail. 704-642-2787

Painting and Decorating

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

Bowen Painting Interior and Exterior Painting 704-630-6976.

Home Improvement A HANDYMAN & MOORE Kitchen & Bath remodeling Quality Home Improvements Carpentry, Plumbing, Electric Clark Moore 704-213-4471 Around the House Repairs Carpentry. Electrical. Plumbing. H & H Construction 704-633-2219

Brisson - HandyMan Home Repair, Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, etc. Insured. 704-798-8199

The Floor Doctor Complete crawlspace work, Wood floor leveling, jacks installed, rotten wood replaced due to water or termites, brick/block/tile work, foundations, etc. 704-933-3494

Earl's Lawn Care 3Mowing 3Yard Cleanup 3Trimming Bushes 3Leaf

Professional Services Unlimited

Removal 3Gutter Cleaning 3Core Aeration 3Fertilizing

Quality work at affordable prices NC G.C. #17608 NC Home Inspector #107. Complete contracting service, under home repairs, foundation and masonry repairs, light tractor work and property maintenence. 36 Years Exp. We accept Visa/MC. 704-633-3584 www.professionalservicesunltd.com Duke C. Brown Sr. Owner Browning ConstructionStructural repair, flooring installations, additions, decks, garages. 704-637-1578 LGC

Junk Removal

Garages, new homes, remodeling, roofing, siding, back hoe, loader 704-6369569 Maddry Const Lic G.C.

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ We Buy Any Type of Scrap Metal At the Best Prices...

Hometown Lawn Care & Handyman Service. Mowing, pressure washing, gutter cleaning, odd jobs ~inside & out. Comm, res. Insured. Free estimates. “No job too small” 704-433-7514 Larry Sheets, owner

Kitchens, Baths, Sunrooms, Remodel, Additions, Wood & Composite Decks, Garages, Vinyl Rails, Windows, Siding. & Roofing. ~ 704-633-5033 ~

FREE Estimates

704-636-3415 704-640-3842 www.earlslawncare.com GAYLOR'S LAWNCARE For ALL your lawn care needs! *FREE ESTIMATES* 704-639-9925/ 704-640-0542 Outdoors By Overcash Mowing, shrub trimming & leaf blowing. 704-630-0120

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Don’t take chances with your hard earned money. Run your ad where it will pay for itself. Daily exposure brings fast results.

We will come to you! F David, 704-314-7846

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

SEAMLESS GUTTER Licensed Contractor C.M. Walton Construction, 704-202-8181

Guttering, leaf guard, metal & shingle roofs. Ask about tax credits.

~ 704-633-5033 ~

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Cathy's Painting Service Interior & exterior, new & repaints. 704-279-5335 Stoner Painting Contractor

Tree Service A-1 Tree Service 3Established since 1978 3Reliable & Reasonable 3Insured Free Estimates!

~ 704-202-8881~ • 25 years exp. • Int./Ext. painting • Pressure washing • Staining • References • Insured 704-239-7553

Pools and Supplies Bost Pools – Call me about your swimming pool. Installation, service, liner & replacement. (704) 637-1617

Roofing and Guttering

Recognized by the Salisbury Tree Board

Graham's Tree Service Free estimates, reasonable rates. Licensed, Insured, Bonded. 704-633-9304 John Sigmon Stump grinding, Prompt service for 30+ years, Free Estimates. John Sigmon, 704-279-5763. Johnny Yarborough, Tree Expert trimming, topping, & removal of stumps by machine. Wood splitting, lots cleared. 10% off to senior citizens. 704-857-1731 MOORE'S Tree TrimmingTopping & Removing. Use Bucket Truck, 704-209-6254 Licensed, Insured & Bonded

TREE WORKS by Jonathan Keener. Insured – Free estimates! Please call 704-636-0954.


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What to Do When the Power Goes Out This Winter Winter might be a wonderland to some, but for those who prefer a warm, sandy beach over a ski slope, winter is no walk in the park.

contaminated water, which might be a byproduct of water purification systems not fully functioning because of the power outage.

It's even worse when a winter storm hits and suddenly everything goes dark. Power outages are impossible to predict. When a power outage occurs, it can last anywhere from a few minutes to several days. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers the following guidelines for making it through a power outage safe and sound.

Avoid using potentially contaminated water when doing the dishes, brushing your teeth or preparing food. For parents of young children, it helps to have formula on hand that does not require the addition of water. If tap water must be used, bring the water to a rolling boil for at least one minute. That's enough time to kill most organisms, including harmful bacteria and parasites.

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In general, if the refrigerator or freezer loses power for two hours or less, then the food inside will be safe to consume. However, it still helps to keep the keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible. When the power is out for longer than two hours, different rules apply. If the freezer is half full, food will be safe to consume for 24 hours. If the freezer is full, then the food will be safe for 48 hours. Items in the refrigerator should be stored in a cooler surrounded by ice. Milk, additional dairy products, meat, fish, gravy, and anything that can spoil should all be packed in a cooler of ice if the power is out for more than two hours. When cooking, use a food thermometer to check the temperature of food before cooking and eating. Any food with a temperature greater than 40 F should be discarded. Water

While most regions are quick to restore power, especially harsh storms might make it difficult to restore power right away. An extended power outage could cause chronic hypothermia, which occurs from ongoing exposure to cold indoor temperatures (below 60 F). The elderly are especially susceptible to chronic hypothermia during a power outage, but there are steps everyone can take to stay safe. Family members with elderly relatives who live alone should make every effort to contact those relatives and ensure everything is alright. Make sure the elderly or the ill have adequate food, clothing, shelter, and sources of heat. If necessary, insist elderly or ill friends and family stay over until the power comes back on.

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In poorly heated rooms, be sure there are enough blankets for everyone. And wear layers of clothing as well as a hat, even when indoors.

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Planentarium Show: Constellations Tonight 1/16/2011 • 5:00pm Doors Open @ 4:30pm Horizon Unlimited, Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium, 1636 Parkview Circle, Salisbury

This live sky, interactive program will teach constellations, bright stars and planet positions. Stories from various cultures will be shared and each guest will receive a star map. Admission is $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for guests 12 and under. Enter in the back of the building accessible from Lilly Avenue. For information, contact Horizons Unlimited at 704/639-3004.

25th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1/17/2011 • 7:30am-4:30pm 2011 City-Wide Salisbury, NC

7:30 am – Breakfast $8.00 per person *New Location* JF Hurley Family YMCA - 828 Jake Alexander Blvd, West, Salisbury Tickets may be purchased from any SRHRC member, also at the Rowan County Human Resource office, Salisbury City Human Resource office & the Visitor’s Center. Greetings from City, County Officials , Food Lion Sr. Executive, and Pres. RRMC Reflections on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Michael C. Miller, President of Pfeiffer University Dr. Albert J D Aymer, President of Hood Theological Seminary Key Note Speaker: Robert J. Brown, Founder, Chairman and CEO of B & C Associates, Inc., a management consulting marketing research and public relations firm in High Point, NC Music by Community Choir directed by Dr. Phillip Burgess, St. Luke's Episcopal Church Procession from YMCA to Liberty and Church Streets 9:30am – Freedman Cemetery Memorial Service led by Dr. Grant Harrison, Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Choir (People will have enough time to get in line for the parade following this service.) MLK Jr Celebration Parade 11:00am – Begins at Liberty and Church Streets and ends at the Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. South Live Performances at the Civic Center 12:30pm until 4:30pm – Food & Fun, Vendors, Entertainment, etc. Special Performance and Youth Music Workshop by Legendary Bluesman, Mac Arnold and the Plate full O’ Blues Bandwww.icandoanythingfoundation.org Email: eqadirah@carolina.rr.com Phone: 704-636-2811

Heritage Plantation is an assisted living home, licensed by North Carolina. Monitored by local government, community groups, and family members. Operated by local people, and dedicated staff. Please feel free to call or visit.

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10th Annual Wedding Extravaganza 1/22/2011 • 10:00am-3:00pm Salisbury Civic Center

Vendors will have great information and awesome giveaways. Get what you need to make your big day the best! No admission charge. Phone: 704-638-5275

"American Heroes" Family Concert 1/30/2011 • 4:00pm 701 W. Monroe St., Salisbury, Varick Auditorium, Livingstone College

Salisbury Symphony Orchestra featuring the All-County Fifth Grade Honors Chorus; Concert Sponsor: Lois Pruehsner Tickets at door: $17 – ages 19 & older | $4 – ages 9-18 | $2 – ages 8 & younger

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On-site Physician services with a local Doctor specializing in Geriatrics. Dedicated, trained staff Medication administered, 24 hour staffing Routine laundry, and housekeeping Dietary meals with special therapeutic diets Assistance with activities of daily living Medical and Social Transportation Outings in the community like shopping Labor Day Celebration on the grounds Birthday parties Bingo Resident’s council meetings Guest speakers and Gospel music Prayer and Bible study groups

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All Home Care is Not the Same Submitted by Lori Eberly, Comfort Keepers

Home care services provide a range of assistance, while allowing seniors to remain in their own homes. The majority of agencies offer a mix of: ¡ Daily living assistance â&#x20AC;&#x201C; meal preparation, running errands and transportation ¡ Personal care â&#x20AC;&#x201C; grooming, dressing guidance, toileting, and bathing ¡ Home making â&#x20AC;&#x201C; light housekeeping and laundry ¡ Specialized services â&#x20AC;&#x201C; companionship, shopping, â&#x20AC;&#x153;TLCâ&#x20AC;? phone calls, skilled nursing, and 24-hour emergency response Today in the United States, 6,000 people turn 65 everyday, and 1 in 5 Americans will be older than age 65 by the year 2030 (American Association of Retired Persons, 2003). The increase of U.S. seniors translates into more people looking for assistance with daily living activities at a staggering rate. Standards and Guidelines

North Carolina requires all home care agencies to be licensed and meet minimum standards. In addition, many agencies are part of a larger organization and follow strict guidelines for employment, marketing and business operations. However, there are many independent companies and groups of individuals that are â&#x20AC;&#x153;flying under the radarâ&#x20AC;? and offering home care services that may lack quality, professionalism, or the oversight that is required by a licensed agency. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Home care agencies, registries, and groups of individual care providers are popping up everywhere, and offering services that they are

not equipped or prepared to provide and in turn, the client and the provider are putting each other at great risk. While the senior care industry is booming, there is currently little being done to control how these companies or individuals are operating and who their workers are,â&#x20AC;? said Christy Socol, BD, CSA, in an article in the February 2006 issue of Home Health Care Management & Practice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unfortunately, this has lead to a wide variety in terms of the quality of care that seniors are receiving at home.â&#x20AC;? Possible Associated Risks of Independent Caregivers

Additionally, if the senior/family doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t purchase liability and workerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s compensation insurance then they need to require their caregiver to carry such insurance to protect all parties. The fees paid to a licensed agency generally cover all of these expenses. If a senior or their family were to take on these legal and financial responsibilities themselves it would be cost prohibitive to hire private care and the true value of using a licensed agency would be recognized. Unfortunately, most seniors and their families are completely unaware of these obligations. Because of the large amount of choices in the caregiving field, people often will choose the least expensive option without doing research and end up with caregivers that may also lack the training and supervision that employees receive in a licensed agency.

choice. There is too much at stake not to do the research. For additional information please visit the following websites: http://www.caregiver.com/channels/ltc/ articles/hiring_private_duty.htm http://www.carepathways.com/cto1.cfm http://www.eldercarelink.com/Go/InHome-Care/Should-You-Employ-a-PrivateCaregiver.htm

About Comfort KeepersÂŽ: Comfort Keepers provides in-home companionship and personal care on an hourly, daily, weekly or live-in basis for individuals needing assistance with activities of daily living. Services are tailored to the individual needs of each client and, in the case of seniors, allow them to continue living safely and in the privacy of their own home. Care duties include companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, grocery shopping, transportation for errands and appointments, laundry, recreational activities and more. Comfort Keepers has over 700 independently owned and operated offices worldwide in 45 U.S. states, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Singapore and Portugal. Long-range projections call for 700 locations worldwide by the end of 2010. For more information, visit www.comfortkeepers.com or call 704630-0370.

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* Don't skip meals. Skipping meals may slow down your metabolism or lead you to eat larger amounts of high-fat foods later in the day. To keep yourself on track, eat with a friend or someone whose companyyou enjoy. * Eat just enough for you. Do not eat more food than your body will need. Make sure you are consuming enough vitamin D and vitamin B-12, as many seniors have trouble getting enough of these nutrients. Limit high fat and high salt foods. Try to get enough fiber into your diet. * Prepare meals in advance. Cook ahead, and then freeze

* Start with 10 minutes of slower activity, and build up to 30 minutes of more brisk activity. * Try different types of exercise. Different types of activity benefit your body in different ways. For example, aerobic activity may help you maintain weight and increase your energy, while strength training keeps your muscles and bones strong. * Be active with family and friends. Having a buddy can help you stay active. For more information, call WIN at 1-877-946-4627 or visit www.win.niddk.nih.gov and read the free brochure, "Young at Heart: Tips for Older Adults."

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VOLUNTEERS WANTED AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest volunteer-run, free, tax assistance and preparation service, is looking for volunteers for the AARP Tax-Aide program. Each year from February through April 15th AARP Tax-Aide volunteers prepare federal and state tax returns for low and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those age 60 and older. Volunteers are needed to assist taxpayers with preparing their tax returns. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. You don’t need to be an AARP member or be retired to volunteer.

AARP Foundation and the Internal Revenue Service. If you want to help yourself and others with their tax returns, this is the program for you. As always, we need individuals who have some computer skills and some knowledge of income tax return preparation. You don’t need to be an expert; we will train you. In 2010, the site at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center served close to 800 families in our community with preparing and electronically filing their tax returns. Nationwide the volunteers helped over 2.6 million people file their tax returns.

The AARP Tax-Aide program in Rowan County is hosted by the RuftyHolmes Senior Center. Volunteers are trained each Tuesday in January and work as counselors on Tuesdays beginning in February and through April 12th at the Senior Center. This training and free tax preparation service is provided in conjunction with the

For more information about the program and becoming a local AARP TaxAide volunteer, please call Bill Behrendt, the Local Coordinator for the program, at 704-642-0499 or leave your name and phone number with Rufty-Holmes Senior Center.

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ONE-POT WONDERFUL: Winter perfect for casserole cooking (ARA) - Some call it "casserole cooking," others "the one-pot wonder." Regardless of what you call it, one-pot cooking is the quintessential fall and winter cuisine and it's a favorite method of meal preparation for moms across America because of its ease of use and versatility. According to a recent NPD Group study, Americans are dining out at restaurants less and finding themselves cooking more at home. With more meals to cook, home cooks are hungry for simple solutions to prepare meals for the family. Because of its ease of use, cooks have come to love the convenience of onepot cooking. It's a great tool for putting a delicious dinner on the table with less to clean up.

Texas Chilli Soup Frankeny’s parents have enjoyed the following recipe for “Texas Chili Soup,” which Frankeny shares in her cookbook, for years on some of east Texas’ coldest days. Serves 6 2 1 4 1 1 2 3 1 4 2 1 1 1

tablespoons unsalted butter cup chopped onion teaspoons minced garlic pound ground pork pound ground beef or turkey cans (29 ounces each) diced tomatoes cans (15 to 16 ounces each) pinto beans, drained and rinsed quart beef or chicken stock stalks celery, chopped tablespoons chili powder tablespoon red pepper flakes teaspoon cayenne pepper teaspoon salt Shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, for garnish 2 green onions, chopped 8 ounces sour cream In a large pot, warm the butter over low heat and saute the onion and garlic until golden. Add the ground pork and beef and cook until browned. Drain off half of the fat. Add the tomatoes, beans, stock, celery, chili powder, pepper flakes, cayenne, and salt and simmer until the flavors meld, 30 minutes to 1 hour. Serve in bowls sprinkled with cheese, chopped green onions, and a dollop of sour cream. TF112430

Cast iron pots were the original tool used for preparing hearty stews and casseroles, but it was a challenge to precisely manage the temperature. Today, one-pot cooking has evolved into non-stick multi-cookers that can steam vegetables, sear and cook meat, prepare rice, make stews and warm sauces all in the same pot. Plus, with the introduction of advanced heating technology, the cookers can precisely control varying heat. George Foreman, the maker of America's beloved grills, has recently expanded to include healthy cooking appliances including a skillet, panini press and countertop oven as well as multicooker that has taken one-pot cooking to a whole new level. "We found that our customers were looking for a product that could do it all - sear meat, saute vegetables, steam rice ... all in one pot, and that's how the George Foreman Healthy Cooking Smart Kitchen was born," says Carmen E. Garcia, senior director of marketing for George Foreman - USA & Canada. "Moms like me love this appliance because of its versatility and ability to help us put a healthy meal on the table for our families, without the hassle." The Smart Kitchen comes with a tempered glass lid with an adjustable steam vent for monitoring cooking progress and controlling steam; and includes a "sear" button for meats, making it even easier to prepare a healthy meal in minutes. Its easy-touse one-touch digital Intelli-Probe controls have settings to make an assortment of foods, as well as variable settings up to 500 F for stews, soups and sauces making one-pot cooking easier and more convenient than ever. The holidays can be stressful, but healthy cooking doesn't need to be. Try this recipe for Arroz con Pollo (Chicken with Rice) that features a blend of lean chicken for protein, vitamin C-packed tomatoes and fat-free steamed rice. It is a complete meal with only 380 calories per serving and is packed with vitamins and minerals.

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Cook time: 40 minutes

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon butter 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2-inch flat pieces 1 cup long grain white rice 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped white onion 1 1/4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth 1/2 cup white wine 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper 1/2 cup sliced pimento stuffed green olives 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon each: chili powder and ground cumin 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles 1/2 cup salsa Chopped fresh cilantro and sliced green onions (optional) Directions: Set multi-cooker to the browning setting and add butter and chicken; cook for 10 minutes or until chicken is browned, turning once or twice. Stir in rice and cook for five minutes more. Stir in onion, broth, wine, bell pepper, olives, seasonings, garlic and chiles; cover and cook on the simmer setting for 20 minutes. Turn off heat and let stand for five minutes. Stir in salsa and sprinkle with cilantro and green onions, if you like. Corn tortillas may be warmed in the steamer basket. Place over the cooked chicken and rice and let warm during the five-minute stand time. Makes four to six servings Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories: 380, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 2.5 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 80 mg, Sodium: 680 mg, Potassium: 507 mg, Carbohydrates: 40 g, Fiber: 2 g, Sugar: 3 g, Protein: 32 g, Vitamin A: 20 percent, Vitamin C: 60 percent, Calcium: 6 percent, Iron: 20 percent.

Quick-and-Easy Cajun Krab-Stuffed Chicken (Serves 6) Ingredients: 1 package (6 oz) quick-cooking stuffing 1 package (8 oz) Salads of the Sea Cajun Krab Dip 1 pre-cooked rotisserie chicken Diced habanera peppers to taste Directions: Prepare stuffing mix as directed on the package. Combine stuffing with Cajun Krab Dip and diced peppers until well mixed. Fill chicken cavity with stuffing mixture and serve warm alongside Cajun Krab Rice.

Savory Cajun Krab Rice (Serves 6-8) Ingredients: 1 package (8.8 oz) 90-second microwave rice 1 package (8 oz) Salads of the Sea Cajun Krab Dip cup diced red, yellow and orange bell peppers Directions: Prepare rice as directed on the package. While rice is hot, combine with Cajun Krab Dip and diced bell peppers. Serve warm alongside Cajun Krabstuffed Chicken.


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How to Successfully Navigate Icy Roads Safely As Winter Hits Full Swing Start an IRA

And yet, according to the IRS, only 10 percent of the people eligible to create and contribute to IRAs actually do so. If you think you can’t afford an IRA, you’re wrong. Consider that Social Security typically pays $13,000 a year — unless you can live on that miniscule income, you’ll need to find an additional way to pay for retirement.

$50,000 in the 10 years before you retire, at which point your account would be worth $72,433,” says Bach. “By contrast, if you started at 25, you’d contribute $200,000 over the next 40 years, and by the time you retired, your account would be worth $1.3 million.”

- Invest Wisely. You can invest the proceeds from your IRA any way that you want, but some moves are wiser than others. Bach recommends “target date” or life cycle funds, which are specially designed for retirement savings. The fund automatically makes sure that you have investments appropriate for your age, acting more aggressively in your younger How do you know if you’re years and becoming more coneligible for an IRA? “Anyone who servative as you near retireearns a taxable income or files ment. a joint return with a spouse who earns an income can contribute - Know When to Start Withto an IRA,” explains David Bach, the author of nine national best- drawing. Legally, you can begin sellers, including “Start Late,” withdrawing funds from your IRA “Finish Rich” and “The Automat- when you’re 59 and a half, but ic Millionaire.” Bach recently if you’re in a high tax bracket, shared his insights about IRAs you should put off withdrawals with the readers of SUCCESS for as long as possible. Magazine, where he offered the following advice: SUCCESS magazine offers a balanced approach to success- Start Early and Save Until Retirement. Thanks to the mir- ful living by covering topics on acle of compound interest, business, wealth, well-being philanthropy. Visit those who start saving early end and up with the largest nest eggs. www.SUCCESS.com and search “If you were to start at age 55, the August issue to read the you’d contribute a total of rest of Bach’s advice.

avoided when the roads are icy. The same goes for cruise control, which should never be turned on when conditions are icy. Cruise control makes it easy for motorists' minds to wander, a dangerous consequence should an icy patch of road suddenly appear. * When you have to brake, do so gently. Icy roads call for gently braking to avoid skidding. Drivers should be able to feel if their wheels are starting to lock up. If wheels begin to lock up, gently ease off the brake. Slamming on the brakes on an icy road will almost certainly send the vehicle into a tailspin, possibly pushing it into oncoming traffic or even off the road. * Drive carefully on any bridges or overpasses. Warning signs accompany many bridges, informing motorists that the bridge freezes in icy conditions. But motorists shouldn't rely solely on signs to inform them of a potentially frozen bridge. The sign might not be visible in winter weather. To be safe, always proceed with caution when crossing a bridge in icy conditions. * Be patient with snow plows and salt trucks. Snows plows and salt trucks might plod along the roads at a snail's pace, but drivers should never pass plows or salt trucks. The roads ahead of plows and trucks are likely in poor condition, and visibility from plows and trucks is often less than ideal, meaning the drivers might not see passing motorists, increasing the risk of a traffic accident.

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know full well the dangers of driving in the snow, while drivers who don't routinely drive on snowy roads might face slick and icy conditions as winter hits full swing. Regardless of the obstacles a motorist faces in the winter, defensive driving is always the safest approach to take. Defensive driving involves anticipating potential dangers on the road, and those dangers include harsh weather conditions. Though some regions never get any snow, most places where winters get cold do experience icy roads. To be safe on icy roads this winter, consider the following tips. * Leave several car lengths between cars. Drivers who normally prefer one car length between their vehicle and the one in front of them should maintain at least three car lengths when the roads are icy. Ice is often difficult to see, much less predict, so it's safer to leave significant distances between vehicles in case an ice patch causes a car to spin out of control. * Decrease speeds. Most people walk gingerly on ice, and the same should go for driving on ice. Driving at lower speeds is ideal in any harsh weather conditions, but especially valuable when the roads are icy and ice patches can appear suddenly and make it difficult to maintain control of a vehicle. * Don't use overdrive or cruise control. Overdrive might help in a snowstorm, but should be


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by Linda Beck email: lindainthecards@gmail.com In March of 2002 when I first moved into the little “dollhouse,” everything was so perfect! I was 54, still driving my car, the multiple sclerosis was “sleeping,” and all was seemingly right in my personal space in a troubled world. I had bought some new furniture, a beautiful bedspread and curtains, and my oldest daughter had decorated the bathroom with a gorgeous shower curtain and matching towels and wash cloths. She is very good at decorating and for Christmas that first year, she put a lot of greenery and flowers over the doorways and the half-wall between the kitchen and hall way. A lot of folks who had read the stories about the construction of the house and all the episodes about moving back to the country even came to visit the house as if it were some grand mansion like those houses on Salisbury’s tour of historic homes. I was so proud

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and blessed as I stepped into my new world just as I had strived to be when I moved to an apartment after my husband passed away in l993. Four months later I had a major MS attack and life changed again. My pretty little home became a medical shop with scooters and various grades of wheelchairs. Two years later, the advent of my new card ministry for the soldiers caused the limited space to resemble a warehouse. Hitting walls, doorways, and cabinets with scooters and wheelchairs took away the “newness.” Being confined to a wheelchair and the lift chair causes me to need everything within my reach. Dishes are now on the counter instead of in the high cabinets. There are card supplies and completed cards all over the place along with craft magazines, etc. I’ve been watching some of the shows on television about “hoarders”

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and when I glance around my little TV room, I sometimes think I’ve become a hoarder myself. The one thing that makes me feel better about this is that I remember when Joe and I visited Carl Sandburg’s home in the mountains of North Carolina. His library had been left just as it was when he passed away. Books and papers were stacked everywhere and the desk, where he did some of his writing, still held his papers and pens and even his eyeglasses. His home is called “Connemara” and has been visited by many folks throughout the years. I don’t remember anything appearing neat, just mostly cluttered. I can’t believe it took me all this space to explain how I got the idea for this story. I have a rack in the bathroom for guest towels and wash cloths still “like new” since I rarely have guests who use these. In the movie, “Sleeping with the Enemy,” Julia Roberts’s rich persnickety husband expected everything to be in place and just perfect when he arrived home in the evening. I remember one of e s the scenes where she had left the towels on a rack like mine just a little crooked. It was one of the openings to

show how abusive he was both emotionally and physically. I had happened to look over at my towels and one was hanging lower than the other and over to one side instead of in the middle. I thought back to all those times I used to “straighten” everything up so things would be “just so.” Things like that are hard to do from a wheelchair so my attitude about some situations now has to be “what’s the point.” At age 63, I find “time is of the essence” and the appearance of the little dollhouse becomes less important than reading, writing, making cards for the soldiers, and traveling to share the Plan of Salvation where God leads me to go. People have given me books that I haven’t read and card supplies I still have not used. I am working to organize and clean out some things to make it easier for my daughters when I go to be with the Lord. And now after working on this story for over an hour in the early morning, my medication for infection is making me sleepy so a time-consuming nap is not an option. Sweet dreams are a treat as my eyelids grow heavy….

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* Don't be overconfident. Not all vehicles can adequately handle icy roadways. When the roads are especially icy, only drive if it's absolutely necessary. Should the local weatherperson forecast an ice storm in the coming days, visit the grocery store and stock up on food just in case the road conditions are too poor for driving. Don't rely on the local pizza man to deliver, as there's no guarantee his car will be able to handle the roads, either. * Maintain a clean windshield. Ice patches are difficult enough to see as it is, but a dirty windshield only decreases the already limited visibility. Keep a bottle of windshield washer fluid at the ready and don't simply rely on the fluid

already in the vehicle's windshield fluid tank. In especially icy conditions, that fluid might freeze or ice may block the fluid from leaving the tank. * Turn your lights on. Turn your headlights on when driving in icy conditions, even if it's the middle of the day. Motorists will no doubt be paying close attention to the road, looking for ice patches or other potential pitfalls. But drivers may be apt to see another vehicle if its headlights are on and will likely drive accordingly. When the roads are icy, motorists should only drive if it's absolutely necessary. If the situation calls for driving on an icy road, remember these defensive driving tactics. TF112424


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2011 weight loss resolutions for your pet (ARA) - OK, so you purchased new running shoes, joined a gym, and are ready for a fit and healthy 2011. But while getting in shape and losing weight is an admirable New Year's resolution for you and your family, it's important to remember that people aren't the only ones who might need to shed a few pounds. The number of overweight pets in America continues to rise. Nearly half (45 percent) of dogs and 58 percent of cats are overweight or obese (at least 20 percent above ideal weight), according to a recent survey of veterinarians by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. "Pet owners might mistakenly think that a pudgy dog or cat is cute, without realizing this extra weight puts the pet at a greater risk for developing serious health problems, including arthritis and diabetes," says Dr. Grace Long, a veterinarian with Nestle Purina. "But the good news is that with proper nutrition and exercise, pet obesity can be reversed." Pet owners need to remember, however, that while their weight loss success rests largely in their own hands, paws don't have the same power. If pets are to be successful at getting in better shape - and health - their owners need to intervene. Fortunately, concerned pet owners can start the New Year off on the right foot. In 2010, Dr. Meredith Rettinger, a veterinarian with Laurel Pet Hospital in West Hollywood, Calif., supervised a group of eight overweight dogs and their owners as they participated in Project: Pet Slim Down - a 90-day weight loss journey documented online at projectpetslimdown.com. Dr. Rettinger currently is overseeing a similar 120-day journey for dogs and cats and their owners. Project: Pet Slim Down is a nationwide program from Purina Veterinary Diets that unites pet owners and veterinarians in helping pets lose weight. Dr. Rettinger offers five simple guidelines, "2011 Weight Loss Resolutions for Your Pet," to help you - working with your veterinarian - help your pet live a leaner, healthier life.

Resolution 1: Make an appointment with your veterinarian. Just as people need expert guidance and a physician's supervision when attempting to lose weight and/or improve their fitness level, veterinarians have the knowledge to help pet owners achieve sensible, lasting weight loss for their pets. Resolution 2: Set realistic, measurable exercise and weight loss goals. Your veterinarian can help you rule out any medical reasons for excess weight and help you plan a fitness and nutrition program that takes your pet's age, size and breed into account. Resolution 3: Discipline yourself to make exercise a priority for you and your pet. Sure, our lives are getting busier and we have less time to exercise, but even setting aside time each day for short walks with your pet will help both of you. Resolution 4: Control portions. Just as limiting intake is important to your own weight loss goals, ensuring a daily volume of allowed food for your pet will be key to success. Your veterinarian can tell you the exact amount of food to feed your pet each day to achieve a healthy weight, so you don't have to guess. He or she also will remind you not to say "I love you" with food. Resolution 5: Use treats correctly. It's OK to reward your pet with a treat for a successfully completed task. Just remember that these calories need to be subtracted from the total calories allotted for the day, and they shouldn't exceed 10 percent of that allotment. Consider low-calorie treats, or break treats into smaller pieces for more rewards with the same amount of calories. For more information on Project: Pet Slim Down, go to projectpetslimdown.com or visit them on Facebook. Purina Veterinary Diets recently donated $1 for every "Like" to Adopt-A-Pet.com's Veterinary Care Fund, raising $50,000 to help homeless pets. "Like Us" to help continue spreading the word about pet obesity.


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September 2003 study of singles aged 55+, The American Association for Retired People discovered that 49 percent said of respondents cited, "Having someone to talk to or do things with" as the most important reason for dating.

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Veterans Honored at Horizon Bay Assisted Living of Concord Eleven veterans who reside at Horizon Bay Assisted Living of Concord were recently honored during a “Veterans Appreciation Celebration.” The Cabarrus County Military Honor Guard presented a color guard flag ceremony; veterans were honored with certificates and awards; and a military memorabilia display was enjoyed.

Veteran Howard Crockett receives a Veterans Appreciation Certificate from Ed Lacheney of the Cabarrus County Military Honor Guard

The Cabarrus County Military Honor Guard salute eleven veterans at Horizon Bay Assisted Living of Concord during the Veterans Appreciation Celebration

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