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Uwharrie panel discusses potential, resources at first meeting BY KARISSA MINN

There are only 12 people on the Uwharrie Regional Resources Commission, but more than 60 people crowded in and around the Stanly County Airport conference room Thursday for its first meeting. “We have, in this green middle area of North Carolina, tremendous potential, great heritage and amazing natural resources,” said member J. Keith Crisco, CRISCO Secretary of the N.C. Department of Commerce. “We need a focus to bring this region up to its potential, and I hope this

commission can be a part of it.” The Uwharrie Region refers to the area surrounding the lakes created by damming the Yadkin River. It stretches across Rowan, Stanly, Davidson, Montgomery, Anson and Richmond counties. Those waiting Thursday for a mention of Alcoa Power Generating Inc. or possible state ownership of its Yadkin Hydroelectric Project found they will have to wait a little longer. Instead, the commission spent most of its time at the meeting getting itself organized. After the members were sworn in, Tony Dennis, chairman of the Stanly County Board of Commissioners, was elected to be chairman of the commission. Max Walser, former chairman of the Davidson County Board of Commission-

ers, was elected vice chairman. Jason Walser, executive director of the Central Piedmont LandTrust, was elected secretary and treasurer. He is the only member from Salisbury. Member Jim Nance, former board member of the N.C. Department of Transportation, then nominated Faison Hicks as executive director. Hicks is not a member of the commission and works as a special deputy attorney general with the N.C. Department of Justice. He has opposed Alcoa’s relicensing efforts. Before voting, Jason Walser asked what the executive director would do. “I think Faison’s one of the most intelligent men I’ve met ... so this isn’t personal,” he said. “But I need to have some goals and some idea of what we’re talk-

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Bob and Laura Williamson practice their moves during a Big Band Bash preparation dance class at the City Park Center.

Dance practice precedes Big Band Bash BY EMILY FORD

et into the swing of things with swing dance lessons. People attending the Big Band Bash on Saturday can take a free swing dance lesson today from 6 to 7 p.m. at the City Park recreation center. People who aren’t headed to the bash — a fundraiser for the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra — can sign up for paid swing dance lessons that start next month. Instructor Diana Moghrabi, who works for Salisbury Community Planning Services, has donated her expertise for the past two nights to teach free lessons at City Park. “I just love to see people dance,” she said. This is the second year she’s offered lessons before the Big Band Bash. Moghrabi specializes in teaching beginners. Moghrabi also will teach a paid dance class through the Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department. The class will run from 7 to 8 p.m. Fridays, beginning Feb. 4 and ending March 11. The cost is $30 for singles and Bob and Dotty Clement keep their eyes on $50 for couples. To sign up, call their toes during a dance class. 704-638-5295. Big Band Bash attendees who want a free lesson Friday can just said. show up at City Park. Twenty people Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704had the place swinging Wednesday. 797-4264. “We had a great time,” Moghrabi

The Salisbury Police Department arrested three people late Wednesday who are accused of using counterfeit credit cards to buy gift cards from Walmart, Police Chief Rory Collins reported Thursday. A tip came from the Concord Police Department less than an hour before the arrest. Concord Police were investigating a case at a Concord Walmart where three people had bought $1,000 worth of gift cards with a fraudulent credit card. Concord officers called Salisbury Police to warn that the suspects could target Salisbury. Salisbury Police called Walmart to let them know of Concord’s case, and 10 minutes later, police received word from Salisbury Walmart’s loss prevention that a female suspect was in the electronics section of the store trying to buy gift cards. When officers arrived, they immediately arrested Michelle Latrice Bracey, 38, of 10 Idaho Drive, Sumter, S.C.



Annmarie Templeton and Patrick Malloy, both from Lexington, practice a few dance moves during a Big Band Bash preparation dance class, taught by Diana Moghrabi at the City Park Center.

Fancy footwork was on display during the practice session Thursday.

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Man survives gunshot to head BY SHAVONNE POTTS

DeMario “Mario” Whisonant is a self-professed family man. But if things went different, Thursday morning could have been the last time he saw his family. Whisonant, 22, was robbed and shot in his own neighborhood Thursday while walking near Fulton Street businesses Latin Mix and Cut Up and Dye to meet his cousin. At about 5:30 p.m., three young men and a woman approached him and asked if he had a cigarette. When he pulled out the cigarettes from his pocket, he pulled $40 out with it. Whisonant said he didn’t intend to take the money out, but as he did, one of the males pulled out a gun and pointed it at him, demanding the money. He spoke with a Post reporter just hours after the incident. “I asked, ‘Why y’all doing this?’ ” he said. Whisonant stepped back, but the man got closer and fired. Instinctively, Whisonant swiped at the gun. The bullet grazed his forehead, creating a gash near his hairline as it whizzed past. “I felt it hit me,” he said, a bandage still cover-

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Landis seeks new parks director BY SHAVONNE POTTS

LANDIS — The town is advertising for a new director of parks to fill a position formerly held by Julie Noblitt. Town Manager Reed Linn said Thursday that Noblitt is no longer with the town and has not been since August. He did not elaborate about the circumstances surrounding her departure. The town is looking for a director who can develop the parks, and for someone with an extensive background with writing grants and working with the private and corporate sector to secure funds for its passive park and to develop the wilderness area near Lake Corriher and the town’s reservoir. In an advertisement, the town is not only seeking someone to be able to secure grant funding, but also create the park department’s annual budget, attend board meetings and inspect the facilities weekly. The town hopes to fill the position by early February. Linn said the new director, depending on qualifications, would have a salary comparable to Noblitt’s Noblitt began as a parttime seasonal lifeguard with the town in 1997. In February

CHARGES FROM 1a She had just bought $700 in gift cards. Police found several other gift cards in her purse, police said. The investigation continued and the credit cards used to buy the gift cards came back as fraudulent — the numbers on the cards did not match the names on the cards. “It appears the card was fake,” Police Chief Rory Collins said. The other two suspects with Bracey — Don Marshall Ford Jr. and Terrence Antonio Edwards — were searched, as was their car, and police say they found more gift cards, credit cards and cash.

2001, she was appointed to the position of parks director with an annual salary of $26,500. Noblitt maintained the same position until leaving Aug. 23 with an annual salary of $30,766. Town Attorney Rick Locklear noted the town had long been moving toward much of its active programs being taken over by volunteers. Discussion about a league that would take over the ball programs began in June when the town decided it would no longer handle such programs. The town board had on two occasions voted to disband the recreation department. At Noblitt’s insistence, the board made some cuts and reorganized. The Southern Rowan Sports League, which is managed by volunteers, was formed in July. The league buys and provides all necessary equipment, secures team sponsors and establishes league schedules — duties that used to be handled by the recreation director. In April, the town opted to have an outside company manage and maintain its pool, which is now handled by Charlotte Swim Club Management Inc. in Huntersville. Locklear said he believes the direction the town is heading in is one of a passive recre-

Police notified the Concord Police Department, which sent officers to Salisbury to file charges, and contacted the Secret Service, in case they need to be involved in the case. Bracey was charged with four felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses and given a $25,000 secured bond. Ford, 26, of 544 S. Sumter St., Sumter, S.C., was also charged with four felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses and given a $25,000 secured bond. Edwards, 42, of 6215 Bennettsville Lane, Charlotte, was charged with four felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses and one misdemeanor count of possession of stolen goods. The three suspects will appear in Rowan County court

Posters Deadline for posters is 5 p.m. • VFW Post 3006 breakfast to benefit veterans — 7-11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 8, all you can eat, adults $6, children 10 and under $3, VFW Post on Brenner Ave., 704-636-2104. • Elmwood UMC Brunswick stew dinner, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 8, $7 all-you-can-eat, also pint-quart-gallon available. 3232 Old US Hwy 70, call Sylvia 704-872-1070 or Wilda 704-528-3685, if no answer, leave message. • Salisbury Seventh-day Adventist Church, 305 Rudolph Rd., Saturday, 11 a.m., Pastor Sven F. Behm, “This Ministry.” Saturday Sabbath school, 9:45 a.m. • Jerusalem Baptist Church’s men’s ministry health fair, Saturday, Jan. 8, 1-3 p.m., church fellowship hall. Guest speaker, Diane Griffin of the Salisbury VA Medical Center. Open to the public.

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ation department. In addition to allowing people to fish at Lake Corriher, the town also talked in August about clearing an area near Lake Wright for a walking trail, which would connect to the J. Fred Corriher Y. All of the parks and greenways are a part of the town’s Parks and Recreation master plan, which was unveiled at a July 2010 meeting. Locklear said Noblitt received a severance package. “The agreement was for three months salary for September, October and November,” he said. Noblitt was paid for all accumulated vacation time. The town will hold her sick leave in accordance with the town’s personnel ordinance that states if she becomes employed by any other government agency or municipality, her sick leave will roll over to that entity. Locklear said the departure was amicable, but he did not provide details as to whether Noblitt was terminated or resigned. Attempts by the Post to contact Noblitt were unsuccessful. Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-7974253.

this morning. Collins called the discovery of people using counterfeit cards “unusual” for Salisbury.


UWHARRIE FROM 1a ing about before knowing what skill set to look for.” Crisco said the executive director would help run the commission’s activities full-time. “We’re going to need someone ... working on funding and working on all the different directives that take place,” he said. “I think Faison has a good knowledge of this whole issue and a good knowledge of the region.” Albemarle City Councilwoman Martha Sue Hall, another member, said she didn’t see where the commission had the authority to name an executive director. Member Dee Freeman, Secretary of the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, read from the bill that established the commission. “It says, ‘Additional staff may be hired or contracted by the commission through funds raised by or provided to it,’ ” FREEMAN Freeman said. “I suggest we ask Faison to collaborate with us unpaid at this point.” Commission members agreed with Freeman. They tentatively set the next meeting for 5 p.m. Feb. 24 at a location in the Uwharrie Region to be determined. After Thursday’s meeting, Dennis said the commission will focus on taking care of the region’s natural resources. When asked about pursuing state ownership of the Yadkin Hydroelectric Project, Dennis said the commission is still finding its footing. He said he personally thinks the public

should own it. “Our natural resources, such as the river, belong to the people,” Dennis said. “We, as the people, need to take control of them.” Jason Walser said after the meeting that Alcoa will be an important part of what the DENNIS commission addresses, but he cares less about who owns the dams than he does about how the environment and economy are affected. “I think the average citizen out there ... expects a clean environment, natural resource protection and jobs,” he said. “I hope we do the best we can to meet that expectation for the public. There was obvious public interest tonight, and people are looking to us to have credibility and accountability.” Other members of the commission include: • Becky Wallace, retired U.S. Marshal • Roger Dick, chairman of Uwharrie Capital • Zoe Hanes, board president of Yadkin Riverkeeper Inc. • Dr. David Jones, director of North Carolina Zoo (not in attendance Thursday) • Melton “Bill” Mullinix (not in attendance Thursday) Members appointed by the governor are Jones, Wallace, Mullinix, Dick, Crisco and Freeman. Appointed by the Centralina Council of Governments are Nance and Hall. Appointed by the Piedmont Council of Governments are Jason Walser and Hanes. Dennis was appointed by the Senate President Pro Tempore, and Max Walser was appointed by the Speaker of the House. Contact reporter Karissa Minn at 704-7974222.

State’s first flu death of year a teenager RALEIGH (AP) — As flu cases spike around the Southeast, North Carolina health officials on Thursday urged residents to get vaccinated against the illness in light of the death of a 15-year-old. The state Department of

Health and Human Services said the teenager, whose name, hometown and gender are being withheld over privacy concerns, died Wednesday. The teen had not been vaccinated, and was otherwise healthy.

“Our flu season is just ramping up,” said state Health Director Dr. Jeff Engel, who added that flu season in North Carolina typically peaks in late February or early March. Illnesses being reported have been increasing lately.

McLamb, $190,000. Charles T. Lefler and wife to Christopher American Land Corporation-Charlotte Inc. Michael Chapman, $60,000. Real estate transfers filed in the office to Wendy S. Poe, $70,000. Wallas Hylton and wife to Michael E. Mock American Land Corporation-Charlotte Inc. of Register of Deeds Harry L. Welch Jr. with and wife, $95,000. sale price indicated by revenue stamps. to Wendy S. Poe, $15,000. HSBC Bank USA, N.A., as trustee to EH Deeds with no stamps are not listed. Pooled 1010 LP, $55,000. Providence Township James W. Hartsell and wife to Joshua C. Atwell Township Wells Fargo Financial NC 1, Inc. to DudOvercash, $137,000. Christopher G. Williams and wife to Mar- ley Denison and wife, $120,000. John T. Callicotte Jr. and wife to Thomas cus B. Shore and wife, $15,000. Jeff R. Bodenheimer to Robert M. ButterStrobl and wife, $175,000. Charles W. Clodfelter and others to worth and wife, $390,000. Robert Francis Schuberth and wife to Leonardo Lopez Cabrera and wife, $25,000. Gary L. Helms to Robert J. Walker Jr. and Daniel P. Crowe and wife, $345,000. Jeffrey Kidd and wife to Curtis Dean Roy- wife, $65,000. Nancy Moore to Walter Ray Snider, al and wife, $390,000. $87,500. Guy Stephen Patterson and wife to Ger- Rowan Township Marilyn F. Penley Crowell and husband to ald Staton and others, $59,000. G. Robert Turner III, as substitute trustee Anthony Chiccarello and wife to Randy to Sharonview Federal Credit Union, Frances Gillespie, $127,000. Jason Tuggle and wife to Julie E. Smith, Hughes and wife, $693,000. $265,000. Wells Fargo Financial NC 1 Inc. to Luther $112,500. Farmers & Merchants Bank to Hilton J. Lyerly, $26,000. China Grove Township Jonathan G. Vernon and wife to Mitchell Michael Ketchie, $276,000. Lorie N. Lucas to Stephen R. Newton and Tarheel Property Group, LLC to Tamara Lesslie and wife, $137,000. wife, $50,000. Carl Wright, as substitute trustee to Bank A. Carter, $95,500. Cathy Charlene Barbee to Tiffany N. Hilyoud E. Houston to John Allen Huston of North Carolina, of Davidson County, Pressley and husband, $92,000. and others, $25,000. Elizabeth B. Ells, as substitute trustee $153,500. Darrell J. Spells and wife to James W. DEW Holdings, LLC to John David Dalton to CitiFinancial Inc., $75,000. Hartsell and wife, $330,000. Jerry D. McCullough and wife to Brittany and wife, $275,000. James Lee Bowen, as executor to CornerBrock & Scott, PLLC, as substitute trustee Corson and other, $107,000. William Wade and others to Julia E. Clod- to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP, $97,000. stone Church of Salisbury, Inc., $34,000. US Bank National Association, as trustee Andrew Norman Frick and wife to Jeremy felter, $110,000. to Katona Properties, LLC, $6,000. Mark A. Misenheimer and others to R. Alderman and wife, $277,500. Brock & Scott, PLLC, as substitute trustee Beneficial Mortgage Co. of NC to Robert George F. Stirewalt Sr. and others, to Wells Fargo Bank, NA, $111,500. Gibson Howle, $35,500. $1,328,000. American General Financial Services, Inc. Dewey Duke Burleson Jr. and others to Branch Banking and Trust Company to to Patrick Neil Hancock, $50,000. Jimmy D. Carver and wife, $55,000. Maria Rubiselia Toledo, $40,000. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. to Rodney Craig Craft Development, LLC to True Homes, Janet Louise Jordan and others to Lori Pierce, $12,500. LLC, $35,000. Jordan McRorie and husband, $77,500. The Bank of New York, as trustee to JNA RBC Bank to Mark C. Ryan and wife, James E. McGee and wife to Albert C. Properties, LLC, $39,000. $45,500. Campbell and wife, $87,000. Elizabeth B. Ellls, as substitute trustee Earle Smith to Livingstone College, to Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota, NA, $179,000. Cleveland Township Richard J. Kania, as substitute trustee to $82,000. H.H. Wisecarver and others to Leonard Carolyn F. Marlow and others to Davis E. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., $17,500. M. West and wife, $16,000. Timberlake Properties, LLC to JNA Prop- Black, $71,500. Bank of NC to Adam Davis Baird and otherties, LLC, $118,500. Franklin Township Jessie Powell to Joan Evelyn Havill and ers, $337,000. Earnest Eugene Rainey and wife to Max Secretary of Housing and Urban Dev. of husband, $185,000. Imino Lemus, $35,000. David A. Simpson, P.C., as substitute Washington, D.C. to Mahmoud Attia, Thaddeus M. Rivers and wife to Mary Eliztrustee to Deutsche Bank Trust Co., $55,500. abeth Trexler Rabon, $15,000. Charles R. Kennerly and others to Wendy Habitat For Humanity of Rowan County $132,000. Adam M. Gottsegen, as substitute trustee Pruell Hardy, $6,000. to Kesha D. Grant, $101,000. Wells Fargo Bank, NA, as trustee to Carl Jeremy R. Varner and wife to Juan L. Ro- to Premier Federal Credit Union, $29,000. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC to Ethel El- F. Weaver Jr., $83,000. driguez and wife, $90,000. Brock & Scott, PLLC, as substitute trustee Jean C. Anderson to Daniel L. Mixon and dridge, $75,000. Nathan Lynn Burgess and others to Orin to Wells Fargo Bank, NA, $170,500. wife, $172,000. Homesales, Inc. to Rupert Wade Deal and Calloway, $67,000. Branch Banking and Trust Company to wife, $37,000. Gold Hill Township Edwin L. Snuggs and wife to David HolDewey H. Moose Jr. and wife to Amanda Jane D. Welborne and husband, $680,000. Betty Bonner Steele as administratrix to man, $110,000. C. Edwards, $68,500. Ray O. Hackett and wife to John D. Bar- Richard Garrett Allen, $63,000. L. Ragan Dudley, as substitute trustee to Salisbury Township ber and wife, $175,000. Martha Vernell Lee to Teresa Mercado CRM Mid-Atlantic Properties, LLC, $32,000. Robert Thomas Williams Jr., as executor L. Ragan Dudley, as substitute trustee to and wife to NGA Properties, LLC, $40,000. Garcia, $18,000. Phillip Bradshaw and wife and others to CRM Mid-Atlantic Properties, LLC, $36,000. John J. Pfeiffer and wife to Joseph RanSubstitute Trustee Services, Inc., as sub- dall Campbell and wife, $165,000. Andrew Benson Christenbury Sr., $15,000. Rena Fay Fowler and others to Dale B. stitute trustee to SunTrust Bank, Inc., Said Jakupovic to Travis L. Martin, $125,500. Bassinger and wife, $29,500. $130,000. Carlos Randolph Emory and wife to B.E. Rena Fay Fowler to Lucas W. Merrell, Leigh Ammons Grimes, as executrix and Pre Foreclosure Services/Management others to Robert William Clark and wife, $102,000. Andrew J. Foy and wife to Robert Alan Corp., $50,000. $106,000. B.E. Pre Foreclosure Services/ManageParnell and others, $195,000. Historic Salisbury Foundation Inc. to Acey ment Corp. to David L. Kamp and others, L. Worthy and wife, $208,000. $65,000. Douglas H. Jones and wife to Innes Street Litaker Township Vincent C. Benedetto and wife to Benedet- Holdings, LLC, $150,000. Charles Terry Funderburk and wife to to Family Limited Partnership, $390,000. Knight Custom Construction, LLC to Frank Brandon M. Rogers and wife, $252,500. Jeffrey J. Goebel, as substitute trustee E. Whisnant and wife, $157,000. Verlen Acres, LLC to Shady Pines of to NexBank, SSB, $390,000. Dorothy B. Truesdale to John W. Hughes, Rowan, LLC, $10,000. State Employee Credit Union to Douglas $138,500. M. Lesley, $123,000. Kelly Deanne Batchelor to Iris H. DaughLocke Township Carolyn Trexler Lyerly and others to Mark try, $80,000. Yorleny Rivera Shoff and husband to Martin Luther Kimble and wife to Martin Harold W. Deaver Jr. and wife, $201,000. A. Misenheimer and wife, $237,000. Mark A. Lucas to Jason McManus, Luther Kimble and wife and others, $1,500. Weatherstone Land Group, LLC to J. Je$74,000. sus Rodriguez-Vega and others, $7,000. Michael Koehler to Mark Lucas, $77,000. Steele Township Weatherstone Land Group, LLC to J. JeStarburst Properties, LLC to Starburstsus Rodriguez-Vega and other, $7,000. Tom E. Smith and wife to Johnny C. Nebuli, LLC, $327,000. Moore, $508,500. Thomas D. Schwalm and wife to Alison Dewey R. Turman and wife to Michael E. Morgan Township Slusarz, $210,500. Michael P. Horaz and wife to Christopher Louise Box, $115,000. The Bank of New York Mellon to Ronald Ruth P. Gaynor to Tina Miller Musselwhite, Elliott, $50,000. $126,000. Franklin T. McSwain and wife to Clifton P. Campbell, $126,000. CRM Mid-Atlantic Properties, LLC to Wilbur Lee Dement Jr. and wife, $3,500.

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Search yields marijuana, firearms The Salisbury Police Narcotics Unit served a narcotics search warrant at 425 S. Church St. Wednesday and found 232 grams of marijuana, a stolen Springfield .40 caliber handgun, a Lorcin .380 handgun, a Keltic .380 handgun and two sets of digital scales. Malcolm Toomer, 18, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver a schedule VI controlled substance and possession of a stolen firearm. He was jailed under a $10,000 seM. TOOMER cured bond. Kevin Toomer, 22, of the same address, was arrested for an outstanding order for arrest and placed in jail under a $750 secured bond. A third person, Kyheem Martinez, 17, of 2660 Grubb Ferry Road, Spencer, was arrested for an outstanding warrant for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and was released on a written promise. K. TOOMER Salisbury Police Chief Rory Collins said the search warrant resulted from an investigation by the drug unit. Information had come from several sources that drug activity was taking place at the residence. “The Salisbury Police Department takes this type of information and these matters very seriously,” Collins said. “We want to do all we MARTINEZ can to help improve the quality of life for those who live within our community. “Taking a hard, zero-tolerance approach to drug activity is one way that we will do just that,” he said.


A Statesville man was found asleep, vodka bottle in hand, with his truck running on the side of Third Creek Church Road in Cleveland around 5 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities say the man was unresponsive and had to be taken to Rowan Regional Medical Center for a blood alcohol test. According to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, a volunteer firefighter called the office Tuesday afternoon to let deputies know of a vehicle on the side of the road, running, with two people asleep inside. When deputies arrived, they saw two men in the truck, asleep, with the driver of the truck, 40-year-old Steven Ray Dalton, of Statesville, DALTON behind the wheel with an open bottle of vodka in his hand. The deputy was able to take pictures of Dalton asleep behind the wheel without waking him up, which will be used as evidence, authorities reported. “Certainly that’s good evidence,” Capt. John Sifford said. Two open bottles of alcohol were also seized as evidence, and the truck was towed. Dalton was taken to Rowan Regional, and then to the magistrate’s office where he was charged with driving while impaired, driving while license revoked, driving while consuming alcohol and possession of an open container. He was given a $1,500 secured bond. The Sheriff’s Office said it is investigating the possibility of a new charge — habitual driving while impaired. There was no information available about the other person in the truck.

Overdose leads to felony charges BY SHELLEY SMITH

Two people are in jail after an accidental overdose got in the way of their escape after being caught entering a Landis home, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reported Thursday. On Tuesday around 7:15 p.m., deputies responded to a break-in on Rice Street in Landis. Marvin Kendall, who reported the break-in, told deputies he was there taking care of a sick friend. While the friend was running errands, Kendall walked up the road to check on a family member. When Kendall returned, he said he saw a truck



Cleveland home damaged by fire


Neighbor Denise Baker took this photo of the smoke coming from 145 Rocky Point. B Y S HELLEY S MITH

Man found passed out behind wheel of truck

FRIDAY January 7, 2011

CLEVELAND — A Thursday afternoon fire at a mobile home at 145 Rocky Point is under investigation. Curtis Hayes, owner of the home, is being treated at Rowan Regional Medical Center for a sudden illness and was not home at the time of the fire. Neighbors say Hayes’ wife, Cheryl, left the home minutes before they saw the smoke. “People say she had just left when smoke started rolling out,” Hayes’ mother Patsy said. Cheryl Hayes was at the hospital when firefighters responded and was not available for comment. Next-door neighbor Roger Gallo called 911 to report the smoke. “I saw a lot of smoke, came over and popped the door open,


The siding on mobile home melted in the flames. and smoke started rolling,” Gallo said. Cleveland, Scotch Irish, Locke, Wayside and Rowan-

Iredell fire departments responded, as well as the Rowan Rescue Squad. Cleveland Assistant Fire

Chief Greg Summitt, who was having trouble communicating with the firefighters inside the house, decided to step onto what he thought was a concrete block beside the home to yell at the firefighters on the porch. The concrete turned out to be a large and deep fish pond that Summitt fell into through a sheet of ice covering the pond. The water soaked him from head to toe and the ice cut his hands and face. He also lost his radio. Firefighters attempted to empty most of the fish pond to retrieve the radio, but the water would not drain. They decided to use a chain saw to cut the wood beams supporting the pond, allowing more water to flow into the yard. The Rowan County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.

SUV, tractor-trailer collide on Stokes Ferry Road A Salisbury woman was sent to Rowan Regional Medical Center with very minor injuries Thursday afternoon after Highway Patrol Troopers and witnesses say she pulled out in front of a tractor-trailer on Stokes Ferry Road, and was hit. According to Chris Misenheimer, who was driving his tractor-trailer east on Stokes Ferry Road, the driver of the white Suzuki SUV, Wendy Kluttz, was stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of Agner Road before pulling out in front of him. “I wasn’t expecting her to ever attempt to come out,” Misenheimer said. A witness, Jon Davis, was stopped at the intersection at St. Peters Church Road, and saw the accident. Shelley Smith/SALISBURY POST “When her front hit him, the An employee of Crawford’s Garage loads the Suzuki SUV onto a trailer to be towed away. The back swung around,” he said. bumper and a road sign lay in the grass next to Stokes Ferry Road. Davis checked on Kluttz, prying open the door of her SUV to her fault.” Liberty Fire Department direct- Rogers with the Highway Patrol make sure she was OK. Kluttz was cited for failure ed traffic as the front left tire investigated. Rowan EMS also “She said she had a was replaced on the tractor- responded, taking Kluttz to the headache,” Davis said. “She got to yield for a stop sign. Firefighters with the West trailer. Troopers Motsinger and hospital. out saying sorry and that it was


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RALEIGH (AP) — Wake Technical Community College wants to make sure business owners and hospitality workers put on Raleigh’s best face for the NHL All-Star Weekend. The school is offering a special presentation of its award-winning Customer Service training at the RBC Center on Thursday. The All-Star Customer Service Class is presented in partnership with the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors’ Bureau. It is open to all front-line hospitality staff, including managers and employees of hotels and restaurants, as well as small business owners and retail salespeople. The goal is to help the business owners and hospitality workers sharpen their customer service skills. The NHL’s big weekend in Raleigh is scheduled for Jan. 28-30.

GREENSBORO (AP) — A federal judge is allowing two lawsuits by more than three dozen black officers to continue against the Greensboro Police Department. The News & Record of Greensboro reported Thursday that Judge Thomas Schroeder dismissed charges of civil conspiracy and retaliation in the lawsuits, but left intact an overall charge of discrimination. The black police officers say they were not treated equally and their supervisors created a hostile working environment. The officers say former Police Chief David Wray and his deputy used a special unit in the department to target black officers for investigation. Wray left the department in 2006.

RALEIGH (AP) — The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is touting the effectiveness of its crime-fighting DNA database a month before a significant expansion. Attorney General Roy Cooper says the database recorded 420 “hits” in 2010, an all-time high. A “hit” occurs when crime scene evidence matches the DNA profile of a convicted felon. Starting Feb. 1, the database will get larger. Police will be allowed to collect DNA samples from people arrested for certain serious felonies and misdemeanors, rather than from convicted felons only. Cooper says the expanded collection will help solve more crimes than ever. But civil liberties groups say collecting DNA from people who haven’t been convicted raises troubling Constitutional questions.

NC-based hospital group combs data for best result CHARLOTTE (AP) — A North Carolina-based alliance of 2,400 hospitals is taking early steps to link the nation’s hospitals into a network able to pinpoint the most effective treatments. The Charlotte-based Premier healthcare alliance and IBM Corp. are announcing Thursday that they’re building an information system allowing hospitals to share and analyze data safely. The country’s new health care reform law is pushing hospitals to use and share medical data to cut excess treatments, medical errors and hospital readmissions. The Premier alliance includes 40 percent of the nation’s hospitals. It was created four decades ago to help hospitals save money by buying drugs and supplies as a group. Here is contact information for area members of Congress:

U.S. Senate • Sen. Kay Hagan (D) 521 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20510 202-224-6342

• Sen. Richard Burr (R) 217 Russell Senate Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20510-3306 202-224-3154

U.S. House • Rep. Howard Coble (R)

Furniture retailer kept money, stays in prison HIGH POINT (AP) — A former North Carolina furniture store owner is staying in prison after judges decided he chose to live well instead of repaying customers he cheated. The High Point Enterprise reported Thursday that 48-year-old Kenneth Lee Cornelison will stay behind bars on a sentence running until 2015. Cornelison was convicted in 2003 of taking more than $300,000 from nearly 160 customers of his High Point store who paid in advance for furniture they never received. Cornelison was freed on probation on condition that he make monthly payments to repay his customers. The state Court of Appeals ruled this week that Cornelison increased his personal spending while falling behind in restitution payments.

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Amtrak schedule altered for track work RALEIGH – Passengers on North Carolina’s Amtrak Piedmont and Carolinian trains that travel between Raleigh and Charlotte will experience a smoother ride and better ontime reliability this spring after one of the rail corridor’s largest track and bridge reconditioning projects is completed. While work is underway, there will be temporary service suspensions and adjusted service schedules. Passengers should plan their travel accordingly. On Monday, Feb. 14, Norfolk Southern Railway will begin making track, signal and bridge improvements to the Raleigh to Charlotte rail corridor. Crews will perform the work Monday through Thursday each week, with completion scheduled for Thursday, April 21. To accommodate the work, the Piedmont mid-day service (Trains 74 and 75) will be temporarily suspended Monday through Thursday, from Feb. 14 to April 21. No alternate transportation will be provided. Friday, Saturday and Sunday service will operate on adjusted schedules

during this time. The Piedmont morning and evening service (Trains 73 and 76) and the Carolinian morning and evening service (Trains 79 and 80) will run on adjusted schedules from Feb. 14 to April 21. The temporary service suspensions and schedule adjustments are necessary to complete the project in just 10 weeks. Without the accelerated work schedule, the project would last through the summer and severely impact all passenger train operations during peak travel months. Passengers should visit to download adjusted schedules for both the Piedmont and Carolinian trains or call 1-800BYTRAIN for information. North Carolina’s Amtrak Piedmont and Carolinian trains are sponsored by the N.C Department of Transportation http://www.ncdot. gov/, and paid for with state funding and passenger fares. Reservations are required. Passengers are encouraged to book their tickets early for the best fares.


took off, spinning out of the driveway and over a ditch, and headed toward Landis, Kendall told officers. Kendall described the suspects: an older, blonde white female and a younger male — and their truck, a black or red Ford Ranger. The homeowner returned and found several medications missing, the report said. While deputies were questioning Kendall and the homeowner, they got a call of an accidental overdose from the fire department. When a deputy arrived at 1745 N.C. 153 N., he recognized the overdose victim as 23-year-old Dustin Sloop; the deputy saw an older woman with blonde hair inside the home. Parked out back was a Ford Ranger. When EMS arrived, Sloop refused to cooperate. As he was frisked for weapons, a pill bottle belonging to the

FROM 3a in the driveway of the friend’s home, with a blonde older woman behind the wheel. A younger man came through the front door with a Michael Jordan collector’s plate in his hands. Kendall told authorities he asked the man what he was doing. The suspect said the homeowner told him he could have the plate. Kendall asked the man to wait until the owner returned, and the man put the plate back and tried to leave. Kendall then asked him if he’d wait until the homeowner returned so he could make sure nothing else was missing. The suspect said he would wait, but wanted to tell the woman in the truck what was going on. When the man entered the truck, the driver


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Students can find teaching materials on iTunes RALEIGH (AP) — A wealth of curriculum and professional development material for teachers and students in North Carolina can now be found in a familiar place: iTunes. The state education department has worked with other agencies around the state to create a section of the iTunes store offering free downloads of educational materials. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and Partners section of the popular online store includes audio and video files designed to help teachers, students and parents. It includes everything from curriculum materials to lessons posted by the state Museum of History about North Carolina’s past.

Rowan County Literacy Council to hold Tutor Training Workshop The Rowan County Literacy Council will hold a four-session tutor training workshop starting on Wednesday, Jan. 19, at the Rowan Public Library. The first session is from 7 until 9 p.m. and will cover the literacy program and the role of volunteer tutors in helping adults to read or learn English as a second language. At the end of this orientation, participants will have the opportunity to sign up for the next three sessions to be held on January 24 and 26 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. and January 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The registration fee for these three

sessions is $20 to cover the cost of materials. In order to be certified as a tutor, participants must attend all four sessions. Please make your reservations for the Jan. 19 orientation as soon as possible by calling the literacy office at 704-216-8266 or by emailing rclc@rowancounReservation deadline is Friday, Jan. 14. Rowan County Literacy Council is a volunteer organization and a United Way Agency. Visit the literacy website at

Suspect in Winston-Salem robberies arrested in Spencer SPENCER — Authorities have arrested a man who is a suspect in two WinstonSalem armed robberies. Sean Wendell Harrison, 42, was arrested Thursday at 1007 Elizabeth Ave. by Rowan County Sheriff’s Office deputies and officers with the Spencer Police Department, a press release said. Harrison’s listed address is in Winston-Salem. It wasn’t clear Thursday why he was in Spencer. Harrison was charged with two counts of armed

robbery with a dangerous weapon and transferred to the Forsyth County jail, where he was placed under a $100,000 bond. Television station WGHP in Winston-Salem reported that Harrison is one of two suspects in the armed robberies. The other remained at large Thursday evening. The robbery and attempted robbery of two WinstonSalem businesses happened little more than an hour apart the evening of Dec. 18, WGHP reported.

Tourism development committee to meet Tuesday The Salisbury Tourism and Cultural Development Commission’s Destination Development Committee will meet noon Tuesday. Members will discuss the wayfinding signage budget, possible trolley acquisition and capital expenditures. They meet in the first floor conference room at 217 S. Main St. Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704-797-4264.

Rice Street homeowner was found in his boot. Sloop told deputies he had no idea whose bottle it was or how it got there, but deputies arrested him, the report said. Kendall was transported to the scene where he identified Sloop as the man who took the plate, and the woman, Gail Ann Jaycox, 52, as the driver of the SLOOP truck. Bags on the porch of the home on N.C. 153, which Sloop asked someone inside to bring to him, contained five hypoderJAYCOX mic needles,

two pre-filled syringes of lidocaine and naloxone and an IV bag of dopamine, deputies reported. Sloop, of 555 Red Leaf Lane, China Grove, was charged with felony breaking and entering and felony larceny, and given a $20,000 secured bond. He refused medical treatment. Jaycox, of 1745 N.C. 153 N., China Grove, was also charged with felony breaking and entering and felony larceny, and given a $20,000 secured bond. Deputies contacted the emergency rooms of Rowan Regional Medical Center and NorthEast Medical Center to see if the needles or IV bag were missing. Officials at NorthEast Medical Center said they had recently filed a report with the Concord Police Department for the missing dopamine and syringes.

KANNAPOLIS — Blanche Julia Baker Lambert, 82, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 at the Bob & Carolyn Tucker Hospice House, Kannapolis, where she had been for over a month. She was born July 29, 1928 in Cabarrus County, the daughter of the late John Henry Baker and Blanche Viola Ward Hipp. She was educated in the Cabarrus County Schools. Blanche was employed with the former Cannon Mills Company, Plt. # 1, #7 Weave Room after many years of service until her retirement. She was a member of Landis Baptist Church, Landis, where she sang in the choir, a member of the Ladies Group, and helped in any way that she could in the church. She is fondly remembered for her sitting with sick people and taking care of the elderly. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Noah E. Lambert; a son, Roger Dale Tutterow; a grandson, Michael Dale Tutterow; three brothers, Robert Lomax, Jack Baker, and Bobby Baker; one sister, Juanita Baker; and a son-in-law, Doug Hagler. Survivors include two sons, Randy Darnell Tutterrow and James Edward Lambert; four daughters, Kathy Almond and husband Gary, Betty Jean Welch and husband Donald, Hilda Smith, and Janice Faye Hagler; one brother, Jim Baker; 21 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. Funeral Service: 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 at Landis Baptist Church, Landis, officiated by the Rev. Billy Honeycutt and Rev. Jeremy Morton. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park, Kannapolis. Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 at Whitley's Funeral Home. At other times, the family will be at the home of daughter, Kathy Almond, 6727 Bealgray Road. Memorials: Memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081. Online condolences may be left at

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— Mr. SALISBURY William "Duke" Alexander, Jr., age 52 of 420 Boundary St., ES, died, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011 at Brian Center. Born in Rowan County Feb. 23, 1958, he was the son of the late and William Lizzie Barrett Alexander, Sr. He was a graduate of Salisbury High School, Livingstone College, where is received a Bachelor of Arts degree, and Xavier University, where he earned a Masters of Education. He was last employed in Shreveport, La. School system, and was a member of Thomas Street Church of Christ. Those who will forever cherish his memory are a daughter, Giana Alexander, of Salisbury; brother, Amos Blakeney, of Anchorage, Alaska; sisters, Carolyn Logan, of East Spencer, Linda Alexander, of Salisbury, Shaenita Barrett, of Winston-Salem; and an aunt, Truelove Johnson, of Winston-Salem. Visitation will be Saturday, Jan. 8, at 3 p.m. Funeral 4 p.m. at Thomas Street Church of Christ, brother William Latten, Pastor officiating. At other times, the family will at the home of his sister, Carolyn Logan, 227 Hall St., East Spencer. Hairston Funeral Home, Inc., is serving the family. Online condolences may be sent to

SALISBURY — Ms. Sando Kimba, 32, of 118 Martin Luther King Blvd., Salisbury, passed away Dec. 10, 2010, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. She was born June 16, 1978, in Monrovia, Liberia, Robert to Gbessie Kima and the late Sando Freeman. She was educated in the schools of Monrovia. Previously employed with the Brian Nursing Center, Sando was a member of Rowan International Chuch. Survivors are are her children, Miatta Dassin of Canada, Johnson Freeman of Monrovia, Liberia, Salimutua Kimba, Ishmael Kaijuway and Varney Fahnbulleh of the United States; mother, Sando Free and stepfather, Sansee Dominic Kemokai, of Monrovia, Liberia; sisters, Salimutuu Kemokai Reeves and Maitta Kemokai; and a host of relatives and friends in the United States. Visitation: 6-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 at Rowan International Church. Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 at Rowan International Fellowship Church with the Pastor Jacob Doe, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Services entrusted to Hairston Funeral Home, Inc.

Wayne Shanks COOLEEMEE — Wayne Shanks, 53, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011. He is survived by his mother, Thelma Viola Davidson of Cooleemee; two daughters, Angela S. (Cavin) Caldwell of Statesville and Tameka S. (Jaime) Moreles of Taylorsville; two brothers Kenneth Shanks of Cooleemee, and Charles Neely of Cleveland; one sister, Rochella Shanks of Cooleemee; and four grandchildren. Contact family at 150 Oak Creek Rd., Statesville, and 220 Jerusalem Ave., Cooleemee. Funeral Service & Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at Graham Funeral Home. Family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour before the service. Graham Funeral Home is assisting the Shanks family.

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Mildred Johnson Correction SALISBURY — Mildred Johnson, 91, of 1310 Old Wilkesboro Rd., passed away Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at her residence. She was also survived by her granddaughter, Marian Withers, who was reared in the home. Her name was omitted from an earlier obituary. Noble & Kelsey Funeral Home is serving the family.

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Meet the new boss: Daley is Obama’s chief of staff WASHINGTON (AP) — Overhauling his team at the top, President Barack Obama on Thursday named banker and seasoned political fighter William Daley as his new chief of staff, hoping to rejuvenate both a White House storming into re-election mode and an economy still gasping for help. The choice of Daley immediately brought howls of protest from the left flank of the Democratic Party, where advocates questioned his insider ties to Wall Street. Centrists, business leaders and Republican lawmakers rallied around the move, one that underscored just how much and how fast the face of the White House is changing. Obama, whose hopes for a second term will be shaped largely by how the economy does, immediately linked Daley’s appointment to that task. For the most influential staff job in American politics, Obama chose a fellow Chicagoan and former Cabinet secretary who has run both companies and campaigns. “I’m convinced that he’ll help us in our mission of growing our economy,” an upbeat Obama said in a White House ceremony as Daley stood to one side. On the other side of the president was Pete Rouse, the interim chief of staff who oversaw a busy three months but did not want to stay in the job. Said Daley to his new boss: “This team will not let you down, nor the nation.” Rouse, who disdains the spotlight but is considered one of Obama’s most essential advisers, choked back some rare public emotion as his colleagues gave him a rousing ovation and the president praised him. He will remain on board for the rest of Obama’s current term as counselor to the president, the only one in the building to hold that elevated title. As the new Republican majority in the House exerts its power, Obama has been resetting his team briskly, with one eye on governing and the other on getting reelected. After two long years on the job, on top of two nonstop years of campaigning, some of Obama’s most senior advisers are heading out. The president is losing his press secretary, Robert Gibbs, and his trusted strategist, David Axelrod; he is bringing in former campaign chief David Plouffe as a top staff adviser starting Monday. Yet change only goes so far, as all three of them will end up playing vital roles in Obama’s 2012 election campaign, just as they did last time. On Friday, Obama is expected to name Gene Sperling as his chief economic adviser, who once served for President Bill Clinton — just

like Daley. The chief of staff is the one charged with shaping Obama’s time while managing a mammoth juggle of issues, crises, opinions and egos. Few jobs are as consuming. Daley is known to be deft at deal making and organizing. He offers Obama credibility with the business community, familiarity with the ways of the Cabinet and experience in navigating divided government. On Capitol Hill, the top Republican in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, offered the Democratic president some backhanded praise. He called Daley’s business experience a hopeful sign in a White House where, as McConnell put it, no one has “ever even run a lemonade stand.” Daley has never run for office but is the son of a legendary Chicago mayor and the brother of the current one, and he managed Al Gore’s campaign for the presidency, right through the bitter and historic recount vote of 2000. He helped Clinton seal the North American Free Trade Agreement and later served as his commerce secretary. Among his challenges: He has supported Obama but not been personally close to him, and now he must run an operation of the president’s loyal staffers. Ron Klain, who has known and worked with Daley over the last two decades, said Daley has the temperament and finesse to deliver on the challenge. “This is a guy who does not tolerate bickering,” said Klain, who himself is exiting the White House after serving as Vice President Joe Biden’s chief of staff. “He certainly knows how to run a tight ship. But he does it with a charm that has people wanting to perform for him. He’s not someone who manages by intimidation.” The job had been held by one of the White House’s largest personalities, Rahm Emanuel, who whizzed through each day and got involved in most every affair. He left to run for Chicago mayor, and when the quiet Rouse came in to replace him as an interim in October, that choice did not generate much debate. Not so with Daley. Liberal groups pounced, fearing White House accommodation to ascendant Republicans and a softening toward Wall Street regulation. “Why in the world is President Barack Obama selecting as his chief of staff a person who comes from the very Wall Street that wrecked the economy?” said Robert Weissmann, president of Public Citizen, a liberal advocacy group. Said Roger Hickey, co-director of the liberal

Campaign for America’s Future: “I’d be happier if one of these major appointments was closer to Main Street than to Wall Street.” Daley is a proud to tout his centrist credentials. And he is joining a White House team just as Obama is coming off a successful stretch of achievements that required compromises and bipartisan outreach. He has talked about the need for a moderate course of governing and is on the board of Third Way, a moderate Democratic think tank. “His selection sends a clear signal that (Obama) intends to govern and campaign from the center,” said Third Way’s president, Jonathan Cowan, about Daley. Daley, 62, is a lawyer who has been a president of a bank and communications company. He has been serving as Midwest chairman for JPMorgan Chase. Daley will serve as an unquestioned bridge to a community of business executives, who have openly sparred with Obama over the last two years The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hailed the choice; Daley’s appointment met a cool reception from labor unions. The youngest of seven children, Daley learned politics early at the kitchen table, in conversations led by his father, Richard J. Daley, who served as mayor of Chicago from 1955 until his death in 1976. William Daley picked up lessons about the importance of compromise, said one of his brothers, John Daley, a Cook County commissioner in Illinois. “They both knew that, both my mom and my dad, that people should listen to other people’s points of view, and that no one is right all the time,” John Daley said. William Daley emerged as a natural candidate for the chief of staff post, particularly after other internal candidates ended up in other positions. He is close to some of those in Obama’s orbit, including Axelrod, Emanuel and senior presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett. Daley is expected to start as chief of staff before Obama’s State of the Union speech, which is expected on Jan. 25. The general understanding around the White House is that the chief of staff must put in extraordinary hours to be successful. That’s what Daley inherits. “It is a critical time, in terms of the president’s agenda, and in terms of getting the president re-elected,” Klain said. “It’s hard for anyone who cares about this nation to turn down an opportunity to be a part of that. It is definitely not a quality of life choice, that’s for sure.”


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GOP strikes early in global warming battle WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans wasted no time Thursday in trying to block the Obama administration from acting to stem global warming. On their second day in power, GOP lawmakers introduced several bills that would hamstring the Environmental Protection Agency from moving forward with regulations to reduce heat-trapping pollution from factories and other sources that they say contributes to global warming. The bills are part of an effort by House Republicans to reverse what they consider jobkilling policies of the administration. The bills introduced by Rep. Ted Poe of Texas, Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee and Rep. Shelley

Moore Capito of West Virginia would stymie the EPA in different ways. Poe’s measure would prohibit the EPA from using any money to implement or enforce regulations to impose a limit on global warming gases. Blackburn’s bill would change the Clean Air Act so the EPA could no longer use the law to control greenhouse gases. A 2007 Supreme Court decision said the EPA had the authority to regulate carbon dioxide and other global warming gases under the statute. Capito’s measure would delay for two years any effort by the EPA to regulate carbon dioxide under the Clean Air Act. In a statement, Capito called the EPA’s actions a

power grab that would have devastating effects on the economy. “Without congressional action to say otherwise, the EPA will continue to dismantle energy and manufacturing industries through regulation,” she said. Meanwhile, a top Democrat in the Senate on environmental issues, Sen. Barbara Boxer of California, said Thursday she would use every tool to block the Republicans efforts and ensure that the EPA was allowed to follow the law. A bill that would have placed a limit on heat-trapping gases died in the Senate last year, after it passed the then Democratic-led House. Boxer said there are no plans to pursue another one because there are not enough votes.


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Jail calls ended for suspects in Dugard kidnapping PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California couple charged with kidnapping Jaycee Dugard and holding her captive for 18 years temporarily lost the right to talk to each other on the telephone Thursday because jail officials suspect they have been using the calls to coordinate their testimony. El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Douglas Phimister suspended the monthly phone conversations he had granted Phillip and Nancy Garrido in May. The judge acted on a request by a lawyer for the Sheriff’s Department who said the two inmates were abusing the privilege. Outside court, County Counsel Edward Knapp said he did not yet have details on what the couple discussed during the five-minute chats that jail officials have been recording and reviewing.

The judge instructed Knapp to submit written evidence next week explaining why the calls should be discontinued permanently. “Conversations between defendants in the same case are very problematical. We generally don’t allow it,” Knapp told reporters. “They are able to conform their testimony, to create false testimony in general.” The Garridos have been in custody since August 2009, when they were arrested in connection with the kidnapping of Dugard, then 11, outside her South Lake Tahoe home in 1991. Prosecutors say Dugard and her two daughters fathered by Phillip Garrido were hidden in a compound of sheds and tents in the backyard of the couple’s Antioch home. Nancy Garrido has pleaded not guilty. Criminal proceedings against Phillip Garrido

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ly survive criminal convictions, but not always. Arthur Andersen, once one of the so-called “Big Five” accounting firms, was found guilty of obstructing justice in 2002 for the shredding of documents related to the Enron scandal. Although the conviction was later reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court, the Chicago-based firm’s reputation was damaged enough to put it out of business. On the other hand, Hospital Corp. of America — the nation’s largest private hos-


Act, BP, alone, already faces up to $21 billion in civil fines. Evans noted that under the Alternative Fines Act, a criminal prosecution would pose the threat of a criminal fine equal to twice the aggregate financial losses caused by the offense. A July study by Oxford Economics commissioned by the U.S. Travel Association estimated that the oil spill could cost the Gulf region $22.7 billion in travelrelated economic losses over three years. That could translate into a more than $45 billion criminal fine. The Justice Department has an ongoing criminal investigation and has already sued some of the companies involved, seeking unspecified damages. Halliburton, the cement contractor for the well that blew out, was not named in the Justice Department lawsuit. “We continue to aggressively investigate the causes of the spill, and will examine all evidence and facts that may be relevant to that investigation and all parties potentially responsible for the spill,” Justice spokesman Wyn Hornbuckle said. The companies pointed fingers at each other — again — in statements after the presidential panel’s conclusions. BP PLC said the accident was the result of many causes, involving multiple companies. Transocean Ltd., which owned the rig being leased by BP to perform the drilling, said “the procedures being conducted in the final hours were crafted and directed by


of Mexico and led to the oil spill. The panel said another similar disaster could happen again without significant reforms by industry and government. But the panel also concluded that the mistakes were the result of systemic problems, not necessarily the fault of any one individual. The blast killed 11 workers on the rig Deepwater Horizon and led to more than 200 million gallons of oil spewing from BP’s well a mile beneath the Gulf of Mexico, according to government estimates. BP disputes the figure, but has yet to provide its own. Gregory Evans, a Los Angeles attorney who is an expert in environmental law, said prosecutors have wide discretion about whether to bring criminal charges. “It appears that the panel has concluded that BP, Transocean and Halliburton and several subcontractors working for them took a series of very hazardous steps which appeared to be motivated by economic concerns or at least efficiency,” Evans said. “This again can be seen by a prosecutor as evidence of an environmental crime.” Evans also noted, however, that the commission blamed government regulators in its report, which could mitigate culpability of the companies. “Given the wide latitude they have, I think they could go either way on it,” he said. Criminal charges would cause fines to soar. Under the Clean Water


NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Months of investigation by a presidential commission and other panels reinforce the likelihood that companies involved in the Gulf oil spill will be slapped with criminal charges that could add tens of billions of dollars to the huge fines they already face, legal experts said Thursday. The reports don’t blame a single person or group responsible for the series of mistakes. That means in the end no one may go to prison for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. BP, Transocean and Halliburton should survive thanks to their financial arsenal, though charges would take another chink out of their armor. “The evidence of negligence is too compelling and the harm is too great,” said David Uhlmann, former chief of environmental crimes at the Justice Department. “The Justice Department is likely to believe that BP, Transocean and Halliburton were negligent and should be criminally charged. There’s no question about that.” Uhlmann, now a law professor at the University of Michigan, cited excerpts released Wednesday from the presidential oil spill commission’s report, saying it alone shows the standard for criminal charges has been met. Among the panel’s conclusions: decisions intended to save time and money created an unreasonable amount of risk that triggered the April 20 explosion in the Gulf

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Disturbing video shows attacks on disabled victims “He then hoisted himself onto the floor, scooted across the floor, out of the doorway and disappeared from the camera’s view,� Anderson said. In another video, a man leads another suspect into a room then leaves him alone to assault a woman. The victims appear to be both mentally and physically disabled and none gives any sort of consent. Some of the assaults occur on beds and one takes place on a collection of bean bags on the floor. “After one horrendous assault, one of the victims was picked up and thrown back into a wheelchair,� Sgt. Dan Scott said. Detectives hope that by going public with the case, someone will recognize a suspect or a location where an assault took place. They also

Initial data show Marine suicides declined in 2010 SAN DIEGO (AP) — The number of Marine suicides dropped dramatically in 2010 after reaching a record high the previous year, according to preliminary figures released by the Marine Corps. Marines, who are leading the war in Afghanistan, have had the highest suicide rate in the military after doubling from 2006 to 2009, when it reached an all-time high of 52 deaths since it began tracking them. Last year, that number fell to 37 deaths, a 29 percent decrease over 2009, said Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Martin, manager of the Marine Corps Suicide Prevention Program. The number still must be confirmed by the armed forces commander but Martin said the early figures usually are on par with the final numbers released in March. Martin said it is difficult to pinpoint an exact reason for the drop but he said prevention efforts appear to be changing the mindset of troops in a branch of the military where toughness and self-reliance have been especially prized for generations. “We’re not sure why the drop has happened,� Martin told The Associated Press on

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videos. After the footage was enhanced, they were able to capture the images of four men who carried out assaults, though there could be as many as 10 suspects total. “It shocked the conscience,� said Detective Ron Anderson of the special victims unit, which reviewed the DVDs. “These people are truly defenseless.� The footage was not released to the public but authorities described what they had seen. In one video, an obese man in a wheelchair is seen pushing himself into a small bedroom while wearing a diaper. His back is covered in scars and he appears to be a paraplegic resident of a care facility. The man pulls himself onto a woman’s bed, removes both his own and her diaper, then assaults her, authorities said.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Graphic video footage obtained by the sheriff’s department shows several men sexually assaulting at least 10 profoundly disabled women, some of them in diapers, officials said Thursday. The assaults came to light when an unknown man dumped a bundle of 11 DVDs at the Los Angeles County sheriff’s station in March. Attached to the videos was a note saying he had pulled them from a computer hard drive that another man had asked him to clean. Some of the assaults were carried out in what appeared to be a residential care facility and one of the suspects seemed himself to be disabled. Detectives have spent the last several months trying to pull clues from the grainy

Some of the numbers emerging in the limited stock offering help explain why Goldman Sachs itself decided to ante up $450 million for a less than 1 percent stake in Facebook earlier this week. The investment valued Facebook at $50 billion, more than twice the current market value of Internet pioneer Yahoo Inc. Through the first nine months of last year, Facebook earned $355 million on revenue of $1.2 billion, according to the person who reviewed the offering document. That 30 percent profit margin is in the same range as that enjoyed by Google, which posted net income of nearly $6 billion on revenue of $29.9 billion through the first nine months of 2010. Facebook produced a similar profit margin in 2009, too, with net income of $220 million on revenue of $777 million, according to the person who had seen the Goldman Sachs documents.


The company, now based in Palo Alto, could still retain a private ownership structure, but an IPO is the more probable scenario given Facebook will have to make many of the same disclosures of a publicly traded company anyway. But Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, 26, has been in no hurry to take the company public, partly because he hoped to preserve a free-wheeling culture. Some analysts also think Zuckerberg, named Time magazine’s person of the year for 2010, wanted to avoid the public limelight so he would have more time to mature as a leader. To help keep the company private, Facebook sought and received an SEC exemption in 2008 that assured employees who received a class of stock wouldn’t be counted toward the 500-shareholder barrier. The stock awarded those employees won’t be is-


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Know what you want when choosing a lawn care company BY DARRELL BLACKWELDER For the Salisbury Post

Lawn care and landscape maintenance is big business in Rowan County. In the early ’80s, there were only a few landscape maintenance companies. Today, there are well over 50 established lawn care and landscape companies and the number is increasing. Increased popularity for lawn care services can be attributed to a number of reasons. Many property owners just don’t have time and pre-

fer to hire a company. Older age has crept up on some, limiting their ability to take care of landscapes, while others don’t understand fertilization and weed control. Some have done a cost analysis and feel it’s more cost effective to hire a company and not invest in the tools needed for proper upkeep. Regardless of your situation, many people are considering hiring a lawn maintenance company. There are basically three different types of service: partial lawn

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keep in mind that these companies are limited. Those that apply pesticides must have and maintain a commercial pesticide license. This requires 10 hours of training every five years. • Make sure the company follows proper lawn care procedures as recommended by N.C. Cooperative Extension. Do these companies offer soil testing? Do they follow accepted recommendations when applying seed and fertilizer? Lawn care and landscape companies

should be able to outline their maintenance program in detail to give customers assurance of their capabilities. • Lawn care companies should provide some guarantee of their work unless, of course, there are extenuating circumstances such as bad weather, insects or diseases. Customers must realize that some problems take time to resolve and also realize that if they impose certain restrictions, problems may still exist. For example, some people want a weed-free lawn

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Jazz up walls with artwork BY MARY CAROL GARRITY Scripps Howard News Service

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ith more ice and snow predicted over the next few days, sidewalks, driveways and entryways may be extremely treacherous with ice and snow. Many people will apply rock salt to quickly melt the ice and snow on sidewalks and drives. There are now products on the market used for rapid ice melt that will not damage plants, but some DARRELL people still use rock BLACKWELDER salt. Rock salt should be applied sparingly, avoiding placement near

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ter of days, whereas slight salt damage may not manifest itself until spring or early summer. Try to keep salt and other de-icing granules as far away from trees and shrubs as possible when applying to entranceways, sidewalks or roads. Be sure to read and follow the instructions and apply only as needed. Those who apply salt on a routine basis should plan to leach shrubs with water during the spring. Salt damage can be avoided by using rock salt substitutes. These de-icers effectively melt ice and are safe on the plants and the environment. Ice melting substitutes are available in both granular and liquid formulations for easy appli-

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Early January is the best time to do an honest assessment of your decor and come up with a list of projects, like getting the rugs and upholstery cleaned, touching up paint and rearranging accents. While you’re making your list, be sure to put “hang artful artwork displays” at the top, because filling your home with wonderful art is one of the simplest and most effective ways to dramatically improve its look. Scrutinize the walls. Are many of them blank? Do others feature lackluster displays, like a small painting hung all by itself in the middle of a big open wall? If so, “finish” the rooms by decorating the walls. Try a grid. I love this technique of hanging a mass of similar pieces together to create one huge square or rectangle. The repetition of shape, subject and color scheme, amassed as one large group, is not only arresting, it’s a great way to use a number of smaller, inexpensive pieces. When designing montages, let your creative instincts lead. Start by gathering a wide array of artwork that includes a range of media, such as oils, pastels and engravings. Blend different frames — natural wood, metal, gilded gold — and even canvases that have no frame at all. Mix up the subject matter, too, including portraits, landscapes, architectural drawings and abstracts. If your style is mostly traditional, throw in a piece of modern art, or vice versa. Be sure to get a wide variety of sizes, too, from very large statement pieces down to tiny masterpieces that measure no more than a few inches. Don’t discount the big role that diminutive pieces play in the arrangement’s overall look. They give a big punch by breaking up the monotony of standard-size frames.

Hobbies: Create a 3-D daily scrapbook from Rolodex BY SANDI GENOVESE Scripps Howard News Service

If an apple a day promotes good health, then I wonder what the result would be of a photo a day? This year, I’m going to find out. With a new year beginning, my thoughts usually turn to calendars. But with smart phones and all kinds of electronic scheduling devices, it seems like paper calendars may be becoming extinct. So I decided to combine my love of paper calendars with my love of photos in creating a threedimensional, daily scrapbook. I started with a standard Rolodex rotary card file, converting it into a diarystyle journal by making monthly dividers from black card stock, labeled with a white pen and 30 to 31 colored pages to go behind each divider. I thought the only tricky part would be cutting out the holes that bind the pages to the holder. Turns out that’s easy, with the aid of an inexpensive punch that Rolodex makes. Both the hole punch and the rotary card file are available at any office supply store.

Instead of using my handmade “calendar” to keep track of upcoming appointments, I will use it to keep a daily journal of whatever I want to remember. Instead of a calendar, think of it more like an informal journal of daily events. Most pages will be made from a photo, trimmed to fit the card shape and inserted into the file to mark special days like birthdays and everyday events like the cat sleeping in the discarded holiday boxes. The back of each photo is perfect for noting the story behind the picture, and the monthly dividers have scrapbook embellishments that coordinate with each month. Because a picture really is worth a thousand words, it’s not necessary to write very much. Most of the talking is done with the photographs. This three-dimensional scrapbook will look great sitting on a table and will provide a unique look back at my life during 2011. Contact Sandi Genovese at and find free video demonstrations of more photo projects at

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Don’t toss your old car floor mats, reuse them Dear Sara: I’m thinking about buying new floor mats for my car, but I do not want to throw out the old ones. Do you have any ideas? — Melissa, e-mail Dear Melissa: I’d use them in the garage, either for under your car to catch any leaking fluids or as door mats to store shoes or to keep dirt or debris from being tracked into your home. Or keep a couple in your trunk in case anything SARA leaks in your NOEL trunk or if you ever are in need of extra tire traction. Wash one and use it under a child’s car seat to protect your seats. Have you tried washing them? Some car washes have mat-cleaning machines. Or take it to a self-service car wash and use the high-pressure hose to wash them. If

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A continuing compendium of tips and tricks from Home & Garden Television: Asian-influenced tabletops can have a variety of looks, from calm and serene to vibrant and exciting. The key to all of them is composition. Asian tabletops are all about balance, color, placement and the simplicity of the objects. Here are some ideas for setting various moods with Asian elements: 1. Use deep reds and golden highlights to set an opulent Chinese-inspired tabletop. A gold platter with Chinese inscriptions adds drama when used as a charger under red lacquer plates, with the gold-

en hues repeated in amber stemware. The centerpiece could be a small group of stone figures flanked by small bunches of red roses. 2. For a serene mood, try a soothing muted green and move the party into the living room. Incorporate a coffee table for serving, and sit on pillows. 3. Look for geometric shapes, unusual colors (from bright to muted), bamboo linens and placemats, and natural textures such as reed and silk that blend into a balanced presentation. Few elements are needed to get an Asian feel: Put glazed ceramic plates over bamboo placemats and use black iron lanterns for festive but sim-

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er instruct your daughter to hit someone. I understand your logic, but if this boy can’t control his impulses, then your daughter retaliating could bring on nothing more productive than a backyard brawl. You should instruct your daughter to tell this boy, “No hitting!” and to leave the area (and tell an adult) if he does. Children usually have an instinct to stay away from a volatile child. You should encourage your daughter to listen to her own instincts in this regard and stay well away from this cousin. Dear Amy: Your effort to persuade readers to give books to children for Christmas is laudable. My parents gave books to us. Now my siblings and I give books to our children. I honestly feel that this is the most significant opportunity for learning and growth we have offered our kids. — Happy Reader Dear Reader: I am delighted to say that my effort to put a “Book on Every Bed” has been a runaway success. The response has been overwhelming and the testi-


with his sister and her children. One of her children inevitably hits one of our children at least a couple of times during each visit. Sometimes the parents will discipline him, but more often than not they let this behavior slide. I have told my daughter that if this boy hits her she should tell an adult (namely, the boy’s parents), but time and again they do nothing about it. Sometimes they even try to suggest that my daughter is lying when she reports that she has been hit. This boy has quite a few behavior issues and should not be playing unsupervised with the other children, but his parents don’t supervise him. I don’t like to penalize my daughter by forcing her to remain under constant supervision for her own safety. Is there ever a point where it is OK to tell her that if this child hits her that she can hit him back? I fear that this is the only way he will learn to stop hitting her. — Annoyed Mom Dear Mom: You should nev-


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The president and his power GOP takes control With the Republican-led House drawing attention to the U.S. Constitution — and flexing its own legislative muscles — this may be a good time to review what the Constitution describes as the president’s powers: he President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment. He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the Supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments. The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session. He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.


Check, please et’s be clear. When Charles Black paid his property tax bill Wednesday with 921 one-dollar bills and 83 pennies, he was paying city and county taxes. Black chose to pay this way as an act of defiance against Salisbury’s annexation of his property three years ago. But with or without annexation, Black would have been making a trip to the Rowan County Tax Collector’s Office. To really make a statement, he should have paid the county’s share with a check.


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Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life. — Sophia Loren

ld Bess is a dog that has lived out her best days. Yet she still has life left in her and is loved and adored by her master, Joe Thomas. She is a hunting dog, and even though she has aged, she may still have a good chase or two left in her. Joe Thomas is the pastor of Franklin Baptist Church in Salisbury. In his sermons, from time to time, he illustrates with a human interest story. He is also one who enjoys a good DICY MCCULLOUGH joke. One Sunday service, not long ago, he shared a funny incident that happened to Old Bess. Listening to the details that Sunday morning, I felt like I was an eyewitness to the events. As Pastor Joe begins the story, he has excitement in his voice: “One morning, Old Bess is sleeping on our front porch. She wakes up and notices a squirrel sitting at the far corner of the yard. Old Bess eyes the squirrel while the squirrel eyes Old Bess. “The squirrel looks as if he knows what’s going to happen next. In an instant, he takes off running, with Old Bess following in hot pursuit. Bess is a wonderful hunting dog, so I think I know how this is going to end. “The squirrel, much to my surprise, puts on brakes and stops dead in his tracks. Poor Bess isn’t expecting that move, and she tries to stop as quickly as she can. Unfortunately, she can’t stop fast enough, and winds up hitting the tree dead-on. Old Bess gets up, dazed, and looks around wondering what just happened.” Pastor Joe says he couldn’t help but laugh, and it seemed as if the squirrel was laughing too. The squirrel then took off in a different direction, leaving Bess to shake the cobwebs out of her head and limp to the porch with a bruised ego. How many times do we chase a fine-looking squirrel, only to hit the tree head-on? For many of us, material things in our lives are the squirrels that cause problems and headaches later down the road. When we have a family, sometimes we spend money we don’t have and finance things we shouldn’t. Perhaps that beautiful home will make an impression on family and friends, but it might take every penny to finance it. There are material things we think we can’t live without, but in reality we are not truly living with them. Our financial burden becomes the tree we hit head-on. Even when we realize the mess we’re in, it might take years to shake the cobwebs out. Just like with Bess, we think the squirrel is a quick catch, but instead it turns into a quick headache. I think about Old Bess from time to time, and I wonder if she ever thinks about that crazy squirrel. Pastor Joe says, “He wonders that too.” Then he adds, “One thing’s for sure, she hasn’t chased many squirrels since that day.” Just like Old Bess, we need to stop chasing squirrels that look enticing. Life may actually be better if we enjoy what we have instead of longing for material things we don’t need. This year, when you pull out the credit card, think about Old Bess dreaming of days gone by. Then, slowly put the card back in your wallet, and happily walk away. ••• Dicy McCullough is a freelance writer and poet who lives in Rowan County. She can be reached at 704278-4377.



Day One in power doesn’t go as planned

ops. The first days of the GOP takeover of the House of Representatives did not go quite as many Republicans intended. Having promised to cut $100 billion from federal spending (even as the national debt surpassed $14 trillion), the GOP leadership on Day One had to scale that back to $35 billion, arguing President Obama’s budget was not passed in 2010 so there wasn’t as much to cut as the GOP expected. After pledging that all legislation increasing ANN deficit MCFEATTERS the would be offset by strict spending budget cuts elsewhere, new House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, had to backtrack. Vowing the House will repeal the health care law, he found out the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office says repeal would add $230 billion to the deficit, which Republicans can’t offset. Boehner said, oh well, the CBO’s numbers are off. Then Boehner had to defend his position that amendments will be permitted on pending legislation and must go through proper committee procedures — except for repealing the health care law. “I didn’t say every bill would be open,” he explained. Then there was the historic reading of the Constitution — apparently, never done before on the House floor. But the question immediately arose — which Constitution? “This is not a debate,” snapped the Republican in charge as a Democrat legitimately raised a parliamentary point of inquiry. As Republicans and Democrats lawmakers obediently lined up like schoolchildren to read the parts of the 4,500word document allotted to each, Democrats objected to reading parts nobody likes anymore. For example, the original Constitution counted a slave as three-fifths of a human being and decreed fleeing


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slaves be returned to their owners. The original Constitution stipulates many things we no longer hold dear. Legislatures no longer choose senators. Congress no longer assembles once a year on the first Monday in December. The House and Senate no longer have to get each other’s consent to adjourn for three days. The U.S. no longer regulates trade with “Indian tribes” or goes out of its way to punish all pirates. States no longer impose duties of $10 per person on citizens moving from other states. Armies are now raised and paid for longer than two years at a time. And don’t get us started on holding prisoners without lawyers, charges or speedy, public trials, all of which the Constitution forbids but which we have done in recent history, to the approval of many Republicans. Reading the Constitution turned out to be both bipartisan and uninspiring, except for the slight amusement of listening to legislators stumbling over unfamiliar words. Outgoing speaker Nancy Pelosi showed up all the men by having memorized her portion. Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., remarked that, technically, the Constitution should not have been read since, under Boehner’s new rules, the Republicans did not alert Democrats to what version of the Constitution would be read, denying members the necessary 72 hours to consider the language

LETTERS Teen groups are doing good work Recently we had the privilege to serve at the community Christmas store provided by the Family Crisis Council. We were assigned to wrap gifts for customers and were fortunate to be grouped with four very fine teenage ladies who are students at Knox Middle School and Salisbury High School. Their names are Tamara, Bryce, Destini and Bria. They are members of a service club called the Me-Time Club and were serving the community as workers in the Christmas store. We felt compelled to write and inform the community not only about the importance of supporting service clubs such as the Me-Time Club but also about how young people are doing good things. It was refreshing to see these girls willingly serving with happy hearts and truly enjoying their time of service. They made the night so light and fun for the customers and for us. We laughed and talked for the three hours we were there and ended up


before the House. He was joking. Or so we think. John Boehner and his sidekick Eric Cantor, R-Va., didn’t even listen to the reading and left the floor as soon as their parts were finished to hold a news conference. As their colleagues continued toiling over the reading of the (amended) Constitution, Boehner and Cantor preached to news media about killing the “jobs-killing” health care law. As legislators droned on through seven articles and 27 amendments, the White House took advantage of the quiet time to confirm that Bill Daley, Al Gore’s former presidential campaign manager, would be the president’s new chief of staff. Stumbling into their second week on the job, GOP legislators are lining up to propose un-Constitutional things. For example, some members plan to introduce bills denying citizenship to U.S.-born children of undocumented workers, which the Constitution forbids. Some members do not want to extend the debt ceiling, although the Constitution says we must pay our debts. Some people want to jail people who burn the flag, although the Constitution guarantees us free speech. The list is long. Here’s betting we won’t hear another reading of the Constitution any time soon. • • • Scripps Howard columnist Ann McFeatters has covered the White House and national politics since 1986. E-mail


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with new friendships and fond memories. If you are presented with the opportunity to attend an event produced by this service club or others in our high schools, or to support them in other ways, we encourage you to do so. Your support will be appreciated and productive. They deserve our commendations. — Scott and Diana Aldridge Salisbury

Message to thief To whoever stole the copper tubing out of my central air and heating unit on Wildwood Road, I hope the devil serves you graciously, and you will really deserve everything he does to you.

I hope you listen to the country music song “I will pray for you,” and that is exactly the way I feel about you. This is the third major theft I have had at that house, so the next time you strike, just take the whole house and you will give me peace of mind because there is not a whole lot of damage you can do to the land that will be left. May the devil live with you forever because you do not possess a conscience. Everything was fine Tuesday, Dec. 28, so you must have needed money to celebrate New Year’s. I hope you have a blessed New Year, and I hope you rot in jail when and if you are arrested. God is watching you. — Peggy Shuping Salisbury


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Spending cuts the talk from Republicans as they charge WASHINGTON (AP) — In power scarcely a day, House Republicans bluntly told the White House on Thursday its request to raise the nation’s $14.3 trillion debt limit will require federal spending cuts to win their approval, laying down an early marker in a new era of divided government. Speaker John Boehner made the challenge as the new GOP majority voted to cut funding for House members’ own offices and committee operations by $35 million. Rank and file Republicans described that vote as a mere down payment on a much more ambitious assault on record federal deficits. “It’s not massive,” first-term Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., said of Thursday’s cut. “But it is monumental.” At a news conference, Boehner, R-Ohio, also said emphatically he was standing by a preelection pledge to cut government spending by at least $100 billion this year. “No ifs, ands or buts about it,” he said, despite recent comments from other Republicans the total might be overly ambitious. The Republicans who took control of the House on Wednesday include dozens of newcomers elected last fall with the support of tea party activists eager for a smaller, less intrusive government. And Thursday’s events suggested a bone-jarring struggle could be mere weeks away as conservative lawmakers use the Treasury’s need for more borrowing authority to try and extract concessions from President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats.

Defense secretary plans to trim $78 billion over next five years WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Thursday he will cut $78 billion from the Pentagon’s budget in the next five years — money that will come from shrinking the military’s ground force, increasing health care premiums for troops and other politically unpopular cost-saving measures. The plan also identifies a separate $100 billion in savings, including the cancellation of a $14 billion amphibious Marine vehicle. However, the services will be allowed to reinvest

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emergency personnel confer outside of the Jeffrey Building in annapolis, Md., after smoke and the smell of sulfur poured from a package opened thursday. two employees were slightly burned, but no one was seriously injured in two separate incidents. that money in new weapon systems and programs that benefit troops, he said. The move is part of a broader effort to trim fat from the military’s mammoth half-trillion annual budget in light of the nation’s ballooning deficit. “We are not exempt from scrutiny and being asked to figure out what we are doing with less dollars,” Gates told reporters. But parts of the plan are likely to run into serious opposition from Congress. Lawmakers have fought past proposals to increase health care premiums and cut weapons programs that produce jobs in their states.

Okla. holds first execution of ’11; man tells family, ‘I’m all right’ MCALESTER, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma death row inmate convicted in the 1995 killing of a convenience store worker has been executed, marking the first execution in the U.S. this year. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says 39-year-old Billy Don Alverson was pronounced dead at 6:10 p.m. Thursday at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary. The Washington-based Death Penalty Information Center says Alverson was the first person to be executed in the U.S. in 2011. Alverson was among four men convicted in the February ALVERSON 1995 killing of 30-year-old Richard Yost, who was the night manager of a convenience store in Tulsa. His body was found bound and beaten on the blood-soaked floor of the store’s cooler. In his last statement, Alverson apologized to Yost’s family and asked for forgiveness, then told his own family, “I’m all right.”

Illinois lawmakers OK plan to do away with death penalty SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House has approved a plan to abolish capital punishment in a whirlwind reversal on a historic vote. The legislation to halt state-sponsored execution gained the necessary 60 votes Thursday after an earlier vote fell short. The landmark action comes nearly 11 years after then-Gov. George Ryan cleared death row and declared a moratorium on capital punish-

ment in Illinois. The legislation now moves to the Senate, where President John Cullerton says he supports the proposal and hopes it passes. But the Chicago Democrat says he won’t push his members to back it, calling the vote a personal decision. Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. Quinn has said he supports the death penalty but won’t reinstate it until he’s sure it works. His office isn’t saying whether he supports the repeal legislation.

Washington couple claim half of $380 million Mega Millions stash OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The man who bought one of the two winning tickets in the $380 million Mega Millions lottery on Wednesday claimed his half of the second largest jackpot in history. Jim McCullar then promptly handed the oversized check to his wife, Carolyn, as their adult children looked on. “We’ve been married 41 years,” he said. “I know what to do with this check.” While the McCullars stepped forward to get their prize, officials and residents in neighboring Idaho were still waiting for whoever has the other winning ticket to claim their winnings. In Idaho, the lucky winner has the option of taking a nearly $81 million lump sum payment after state and federal taxes are withheld, state lottery officials said. Jim McCullar, a retired Boeing Co. worker, bought his ticket at a supermarket in Ephrata. He said the money will, of course, help his large extended family: six children, including two from an earlier marriage; 23 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Suspect in Alaska theft left behind something important — his wallet FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A suspect in the theft of an all-terrain vehicle trailer left Alaska State Troopers with a big clue to his identity — his wallet. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports troopers were called to a North Pole home Saturday after the trailer went missing. The owner said she found a wallet in the snow next to where the trailer had been parked. Troopers then went to the address listed on identification in the wallet. They say there was no sign of the suspect, but they found the black trailer in plain view. Authorities say an arrest warrant has been issued for the 24-year-old suspect, a Fairbanks man.

Conspiracy convictions tossed in Anna Nicole case



California Patients Bill of Rights passed in 2006 recognized the concept of the “pseudo addict,” which is defined as “a person whose drug seeking behavior is primarily due to the inadequate control of pain.” The judge, citing testimony about Smith’s quest for pain relief, said, “I certainly believed she was not an addict under the law.” After a three-week preliminary hearing and a nine-week trial, jurors returned guilty verdicts on few of the 11 charges against the three original defendants. Howard K. Stern, 41, and Dr. Khristine Eroshevich, 63, were convicted of conspiring to violate the false name statute to obtain painkillers for the former Playboy mod-

el. Eroshevich also was convicted of obtaining Vicodin by fraud. Dr. Sandeep Kapoor was acquitted of all the charges against him. Perry said he considered the minimal jury verdicts “a strong repudiation of the prosecution’s case,” which he described as overly complicated and not supported by sufficient evidence. During the trial, he said he saw weaknesses in the case but decided to let it go to the jury. Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley said he would appeal the dismissals. “His decision denigrates the substantial investigative efforts conducted by the state Department of Justice and the medical board,” Cooley said in a written statement. “It diminishes the huge social problem of prescription drug abuse facilitated by irresponsible caretakers and unscrupulous medical professionals.” The case was launched last year amid much fanfare by then-California Attorney General and now-Gov. Jerry Brown, who denounced the defendants as conspirators in

over-prescribing prescription drugs to Smith, whom he called “a known addict.” He also accused the defendants of being lured by Hollywood glamor. Judge Perry found that Stern never had the intent to defraud when he used his name and others to protect Smith’s privacy in obtaining prescriptions for her. Perry also found that Eroshevich was acting out of concern for Smith and cited her long medical career and service.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a prolonged, costly prosecution that put Anna Nicole Smith’s prescription drug use under a legal microscope, a judge dismissed two conspiracy convictions Thursday against her boyfriend-lawyer and psychiatrist and reduced one remaining count against the doctor to a misdemeanor. It was an ignominious ending for prosecutors who had touted the high-profile case as a way to send a message to physicians who over-prescribe opiates to celebrities. Superior Court Judge Robert Perry suggested authorities had chosen the wrong case to prove their point, and indicated they did not understand the legislative intent of the law involving prescription drugs. “The court has no doubt that abuse of prescription medications is a troubling problem for many persons,” Perry said in his ruling. “There is no doubt that there are doctors who are nothing more than pill pushers and should be prosecuted and imprisoned. This case did not involve such doctors.” The judge noted that the


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HANOVER, Md. (AP) — Two packages about the size of small books ignited and released a sulphur-like smell when they were opened Thursday at Maryland state government buildings 20 miles apart, slightly burning the fingers of two employees. One of the parcels was addressed to Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley. One device was found in Hanover and the other was in Annapolis. Mailrooms at government offices across Maryland were evacuated. Two other suspicious packages were discovered, though one turned out to be a toner cartridge and the other was laptop batteries. The opening of the dangerous packages caused the incendiary device inside to activate, State Fire Marshal William Barnard said. “When both packages were opened there was a reaction that caused a flash of fire, a brief flash of fire, smoke and a smell,” state police spokesman Greg Shipley said. “This is not to be compared with a significant explosion that you think of when you say that word.” Explosive material wasn’t found in either package that ignited, Barnard said. One of the packages contained a message from a disgruntled person, a government official familiar with the investigation told the Associated Press. It had a zipper feature and when ripped open, a “flame popped out.” The official asked for anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak about the ongoing investigation.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans made history Thursday by staging the first-ever reading of the entire Constitution on the House floor. But that record may come with an asterisk: Democrats asked why original sections that later were amended, including references to slaves, were left out of the recital, and lawmakers initially did not catch that a couple of key paragraphs were omitted when two pages stuck together. Disputes and glitches aside, Republican and Democratic lawmakers silenced their differences over what the words of the Founding Fathers mean for today’s politics long enough to spend 90 decorous minutes reciting the venerable document. The glitch was remedied several hours later when Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., the organizer of the event, returned to the House floor to acknowledge that one of the readers had turned two pages at once, resulting in the omission of an Article IV section on the federal government protecting states from invasion and an Article V section on amending the Constitution. Goodlatte proceeded to read the missing words into the Congressional Record. Some 135 lawmakers from both parties participated in the reading of the document approved in 1787 and in operation since 1789. Leading off was new House Speaker John Boehner, who recited the “We the People” preamble. He was followed by outgoing Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who read Article I, Section 1 that gives legislative powers to Congress. The document, long a subject both of reverence and wrangling, has never been read in its entirety in the House, and the event, coming on the second day of Republican control of the chamber, was a nod to the tea partiers who returned Republicans to power. Tea party backers often cited the Constitution in arguing that Washington is ignoring the limits of federal power outlined in the document. Democrats went along, but before the reading started they asked why Republicans chose to omit sections, including those pertaining to slavery, that were later amended. In particular, they asked about the Article I, Section 2 clause that classified slaves as three-fifths of a person for the purpose of congressional apportionment and taxation. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., asked why those elements of American history were being left out, “given the struggle of African-Americans, given the struggle of women.” “We fail to show the American people that imperfection is not to be feared and that our ability to constantly improve on what the Founders gave us is a blessing, not a reason for divisiveness,” Black Caucus member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said. Goodlatte said he and others had worked closely with the Library of Congress and the Congressional Research Service in coming up with the most accurate presentation of the Constitution. The reading also skipped the 18th Amendment that was ratified in 1919 to institute prohibition of alcohol. That amendment was overturned in 1933 by the 21st Amendment.

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Slower retail figures from December disappoint investors

Shoppers won’t lose energy in ’11, some say WASHINGTON (AP) — Shoppers’ holiday-season splurge was likely a preview of what’s to come in 2011, and economists say it should embolden companies to expand and hire. Americans spent more in the 50 days before Christmas than analysts had expected — the sharpest annual increase since 2006. It’s the surest sign yet they’re becoming less frugal as the economy rebounds. Normally in January, shoppers recover from their holiday splurges by curtailing their purchases. Not likely this time. Economists say the tax cuts approved by Congress, a rising stock market, a slow but steady rise in hiring and banks’ growing willingness to lend will sustain shoppers’ spending.

Hiring outlook brightens as layoffs decline WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits over the past month has reached its lowest point since July 2008, raising hopes that hiring is about to accelerate. The drop in applications is the latest sign that the economy is improving, and economists expect Friday’s employment report for December to show a solid gain in jobs. Applications for unemployment benefits actually rose last week to a seasonally adjusted 409,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Still, that’s not much higher than the 391,000 level reached in the previous week — the lowest in more than two years — and week to week figures tend to fluctuate more during the holidays. A more reliable measure is the four-week average for applications. That fell last week to 410,750, the lowest level in nearly two and a half years and the eighth decline in nine weeks.

30-year fixed mortgage at 4.77 percent NEW YORK (AP) — Rates on fixed mortgages dipped this week after rising steadily over the last two months. Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on the 30-year mortgage dropped to 4.77 percent from 4.86 percent the previous week. It hit a 40-year low of 4.17 percent in November. The average rate on the 15-year loan slipped to 4.13 percent from 4.20 percent. It reached 3.57 percent in November, the lowest level on records starting in 1991. Rates have been rising since November. Investors have shifted money out of Treasurys and into stocks. Many expect the tax-cut plan will fuel economic growth and increase inflation. Yields tend to rise on inflation fears. Mortgage rates tend to track the yield on the 10-year Treasury note. Those rates have been fluctuating in recent weeks. Low mortgage rates did little to boost home sales last year and higher rates now could hamper a robust recovery.

Retail sales show November drop in Europe LONDON (AP) — Retail sales in the 16 countries that used the euro in November unexpectedly fell, official figures showed Thursday, in another sign that consumers remain reluctant to spend amid ongoing worries about the level of debt in several countries. Eurostat, the EU’s statistics office, said Thursday that eurozone retail sales fell 0.8 percent in November from the previous month, and revised down its estimate for spending in October. Now it thinks that retail sales were stagnant during the month instead of its previous prediction of 0.5 percent growth. November’s sizable decline was unexpected — the expectation in the markets was that retail sales would rise, albeit by a modest 0.2 percent. It also meant that the year-on-year increase slipped to 0.1 percent in November from the previous month’s 1.2 percent. The failure of consumers to increase spending could be a cause for concern — analysts think consumers will have to take up the slack left by tough government austerity measures, if the recovery in the eurozone is to become self-sustaining.

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Microsoft not finding easy way to match iPad’s success SEATTLE (AP) — Instead of unveiling an elegant response to the iPad, Microsoft came to the tech industry’s premier gadget show with a collection of exposed computer guts, news about microchips and a shallow preview of yet another Windows. The uninspiring performance served as a reminder that the world’s largest software maker remains years from a serious entry into the tablet craze, raising more doubts about whether Microsoft Corp. will ever be able to grab a meaningful piece of this fastgrowing segment. If it can’t, Microsoft Corp.’s dominance of personal computers may become increasingly irrelevant as people embrace ever-sleeker portable devices. CEO Steve Ballmer mostly lingered on what went right last year when he gave the company’s customary keynote on the eve of the International Consumer Electronics Show on Wednesday. He had his share to boast about. Xbox 360 and the Kinect motion-sensing controller that’s racked up more than $1 billion in sales in just two months, a ground-up overhaul of the Win-

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The last thing Whisonant remembered was the four people walking away. Thinking back on what happened, Whisonant isn’t sure why he hesitated when the man asked for the money, except that he was in shock. Whisonant believes he’s still alive because of prayers. “My mom, she’s a churchgoer. She prays for me every night,” he said. “All I can think of is my mother had to be praying for me.” Whisonant said he’s not a troublemaker and never gets into altercations with anyone. “I don’t bother nobody. I’m courteous. Stuff happens

every day to good people,” he said. He believes the man didn’t have to shoot him. Whisonant, who has worked at the Post as a temp for about five years, said he works to provide for his 1-year-old daughter, Leyanna, but he would’ve gladly given the money. “My life revolves around my daughter. I work to take care of her,” he said. Whisonant is a Salisbury native. Salisbury Police officials did not return a phone call seeking details Thursday night. Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.

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German industrial orders up in November BERLIN (AP) — German industrial orders in November rose by a strong 5.2 percent on the month fueled by brisk foreign demand for capital goods, official data shows. Domestic industrial orders in November rose by 1.5 percent and demand from abroad was up by 8.2 percent, leading to the strong overall increase of more than 5 percent, Germany’s Economy Ministry said. November’s uptick followed an increase of 1.6 percent a month earlier. German industrial orders in November were 21.7 percent higher than a year ago, when the financial crisis had plunged the country into its deepest postwar recession, the ministry added. The country’s recovery has made it a standout among the 17 countries that use the euro currency, where smaller economies such as Ireland, Greece and Portugal are struggling with huge debts and deep recessions.

dows smart-phone software and rapid adoption of Windows 7 on PCs are all legitimate successes. Still, it’s hard for anyone to applaud Microsoft without noting the threats posed by the growing popularity of Apple Inc.’s iPad. It’s also hard to see Windows as a tablet contender amidst an onslaught of new tablets running Google Inc.’s Android software, which has already helped turn mobile phones into mini-computers. Those concerns have been weighing on Microsoft stock, which has hovered around the $20 to $30 range for the past decade. Apple, on the other hand, has seen its share price more than triple since the first iPhone was announced in early 2007. Last year, Apple’s market capitalization surpassed Microsoft’s, making Apple the second-largest U.S. public company after Exxon Mobil. Microsoft has not been absent from the tablet discussion — Windows tablets have been around for years, but the devices have never caught on with the mainstream.

MIDLAND — Authorities have charged three people in a string of recent break-ins in southeastern Cabarrus County. The arrests occurred early Tuesday, the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release. A deputy was patrolling the Midland area and checking buildings around 3:30 a.m. when he saw a person duck behind a parked car. The deputy found a man later identified as Steven Sowell lying under the back of a vehicle, attempting to Two hide. other people — Joseph Baucom and SOWELL Rosa Biller — were found with Sowell. The deputy discovered that Baucom and Biller both were wanted in Charlotte in connection with breaking and entering cases. Due to the number of recent breakins in the Midland area, Cabarrus de- BAUCOM tectives were called out to investigate further. After an investigation and interviews in which much of the stolen property was recovered, the suspects were each charged with: Three counts of breaking or entering; three counts of larceny after breaking or entering; five counts of felony conto spiracy c o m m i t breaking or entering and BILLER larceny after breaking or entering; two counts of breaking or entering a motor vehicle; four counts of misdemeanor larceny. Additional cases are being investigated and could lead to additional charges, the release from Cabarrus County Sheriff Brad Riley’s office said.


NEW YORK (AP) — The holiday shopping season was the best since 2006, as a strong November more than offset spending that tapered off in late December. The strength of holiday sales from Oct. 31 through Jan. 1 suggests a recovery in consumer spending. For investors, whose expectations were riding high after a stronger-thanexpected November, the December figures were disappointing. That hurt retail stocks Thursday. Early holiday discounts, which started in late October, drove sales but also had shoppers finishing more gift-buying before December. A lull early in December and a blizzard Dec. 26 in the Northeast also took bites out of sales. From Oct. 31-Jan. 1, revenue at stores open at least a year rose 3.8 percent over last year, according to an index compiled by the International Council of Shopping Centers. That’s the biggest increase since 2006, when the measurement rose 4.4 percent. The index tailed off to a 3.1 percent increase in December after a 5.4 percent rise in November.

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CLEVELAND — From the streets to the studios. Ted Williams, whose deep, velvety radio voice and touching story prompted an outpouring of sympathy and job offers from across the country, has become an overnight sensation. He’s America’s hottest — and most improbable — star. On Thursday, Williams, who was living in a tent near a highway in Columbus, Ohio, just days ago, was in

life and radio career were ruined by drugs and alcohol, Williams has been offered a job by the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, and the 53-yearold is being pursued by NFL Films and others for possible work. Williams and his compelling tale became an online sensation after The Columbus Dispatch posted a clip of him demonstrating his voiceover skills while begging by the side of the road. Now, he’s in demand.



Falcons top East

BY CAULTON TUDOR Raleigh News and Observer

The coach whose team won by the widest margin — Maryland’s Ralph Friedgen — got fired. He was replaced by a guy — Connecticut’s Randy Edsall — whose team lost its bowl game by 28 points. Academic heavyweight Stanford won 4012 over the best team in the conference — Virginia Tech — after winning 68-24 in regular season over one of the weakest, Wake Forest. Two league wins — North Carolina over Tennessee and the Terps over East Carolina — were against opponents that finished 6-7. Such has been the nature of Atlantic Coast Conference bowl play in the postseason of 2010. With one game left — Boston College (7-5) against No. 13 Nevada (12-1) on Sunday in the Fight Hunger Bowl — the ACC still has a chance to escape with a 5-4 record. But with only a few exceptions, the ACC football season is ending on much the same flat note it began — with several embarrassing September setbacks. Counting Virginia Tech’s humbling performance against Stanford in Monday’s Orange Bowl game, the ACC champion has lost 10 of its past 11 bowls. Not only have the ACC champs lost, only four of the 10 losses have been by ess than 10 points. After a 3-4 bowl record following the 2009 season some ACC coaches said it’s unfair to gauge a league’s reputation entirely on postseason scores. There’s some truth in that argument, of course, but it’s becoming predictable rationale. Other than North Carolina’s double-overtime win in Nashville, N.C. State’s Champs Sports Bowl upset over No. 22 West Virginia and Florida State’s win over SEC runner-up South Carolina, the ACC’s bowl run more or less reflected a regular season that was near void of inspiring non-league wins. In the final Associated Press poll of the 2009 season, Virginia Tech (No. 10) was the highest ranked ACC team. The league will be fortunate to have a team among the top 15 when the last 2010 poll is released next week. And the outlook for 2011 isn’t much brighter than in the past few years.

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Gurley Earns 300th win at West BY MIKE LONDON

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West rowan’s Jarvis Morgan skies the paint for shot over east rowan’s Avery rogers.

MOUNT ULLA — Clad in his familiar W. Rowan 59 light blue vest, West E. Rowan 47 R o w a n coach Mike Gurley sweated his way to his 300th win at the helm of the Falcons on Thursday. Without high-scoring Keshun Sherrill (hip) and with super athlete Domonique Noble (knee) still hobbled, West held off East Rowan 59-47 for an NPC victory. Senior B.J. Sherrill led the second-place Falcons (58, 3-1) with 21 bruising points, one short of his career high. “Fitting that it was a Sherrill that led us to that 300th,” Gurley said. “B.J. is the one experienced guy we’ve got left, and we were fortunate he came to play. We’ve gotten a lot out of Sherrills.” Scooter, K.J., Keshun and B.J, just to name a few. East (0-12, 0-4 NPC) made quite a second-half comeback after managing a dismal seven points in the first half. It was the 28th straight loss for East, dating back to last season, but there were encouraging signs for coach Trey Ledbetter’s squad. “These guys have shown me that they’re not going to

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thursday’s victory was the 300th at West rowan for coach Mike Gurley. give up in any situation,” Ledbetter said. Gurley has maintained a sense of humor for most of his 300 victories and 82 losses, and he joked that watching his battered team trying to play defense in the fourth quarter constituted some of the worst moments of his life. West got through it, withstanding an 18-point second half by East guard Hakeem Gittens, who started scoring from everywhere. “Bad first half, but we did-


West girls rout Mustangs BY MIKE LONDON

MOUNT ULLA — It was a strange W. Rowan 70 blowout. Leading E. Rowan 40 by just nine points and in desperate foul trouble late the third quarter, West Rowan wiped out rival East Rowan 70-40 in the West gym on Thursday. The Mustangs (3-9, 1-3) made just two field goals in the second half (none in the fourth quarter) and were outscored 29-8 in the last 10 minutes of the NPC contest. “We had a good combination on the floor in the third quarter to play man-to-man and we played our best man defense all season,” West coach Erich Epps said. “We had some girls that were really moving their feet.”

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West rowan’s tabitha Ball, left, and shay steele, center, clamp down on east rowan’s taylor Honeycutt. West got 17 points from Ayana Avery and 13 from Brittney Barber. Olivia Sabo

scored 13 for East. It was an even game in the first quarter with East getting 3-pointers from Sabo, Ashley Goins and Mallory Drew. West (10-4, 3-1) was clinging to a 22-20 lead late in the first half when Avery caught fire. In a span of 84 seconds, she drilled three straight 3s. “Sometimes it just comes, and it came,” said Avery, who has 1,728 career points. “I started making some shots.” Avery ended the half with a behind-the-back dribble and a running scoop that beat the horn for a 35-27 West lead. “Just saw the defenders and was able to avoid them and hit the shot,” Avery said. Still, East, playing without 6-foot-3 freshman Karleigh Wike (elbow) appeared in decent shape with 3:18 left in the

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West rowan’s Brittney Barber, left, who finished with 13 points, See WEST GIRLS, 3B tries to gain ground on east rowan’s steffi sides.

2B • FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011 4A Central Piedmont

TV Sports Friday, Jan. 7 BOXING 10 p.m. ESPN2 — Ruslan Provodnikov (17-0-0) vs. Mauricio Herrera (15-1-0), for the vacant WBC Continental America’s and USBA light welterweight title, at Las Vegas COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — NCAA, FCS tournament, championship game, Delaware vs. E. Washington, at Frisco, Texas 8 p.m. FOX — Cotton Bowl, LSU vs. Texas A&M, at Arlington, Texas GOLF 5:30 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Tournament of Champions, second round, at Maui, Hawaii NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. ESPN — Houston at Orlando 10:30 p.m. ESPN — New York at Phoenix

Area schedule Friday, January 7 PREP BASKETBALL 6 p.m. North Rowan at Chatham Central Salisbury at West Davidson Mount Tabor at Davie 6:30 p.m. Carson at West Iredell East Rowan at North Iredell South Rowan at Statesville Hickory Ridge at A.L. Brown 7 p.m. Academy of Excellence at North Hills (boys) PREP WRESTLING 6:30 p.m. North Iredell at East Rowan Carson at West Iredell A.L. Brown at Mooresville TBA South Rowan in Boneyard Bash (Fayetteville) PREP SWIMMING TBA Salisbury at Davie Central, Robinson, A.L. Brown at WCY

Prep wrestling Middle school Corriher-Lipe 66, Knox 27 83 — Fields (CL) won by forfeit 93 — Winfield (K) d. Ozona 8-4 103 — Durham (CL) won by forfeit 112 — Ruiz (CL) p. Clark, 3rd 119 — Jackson (K) p. Livengood, 2nd 125 — Viars (CL) p. Brown, 1st 130 — Coleman (K) p. C. York, 2nd 135 — N. York (CL) p. Ralston, 3rd 140 — Turner (CL) won by forfeit 145 — Littlejohn (CL) won by forfeit 152 — Oglesby (K) p. Sanchez, 2nd 160 — Barton (K) p. Urey, 2nd 171 — Cop (CL) won by forfeit 189 — Parham (CL) won by forfeit 215 — Milem (CL) p. Stiller, 3rd Hwt — Stancil (CL) won by forfeit

Prep hoops Standings 1A Yadkin Valley Boys North Rowan Albemarle West Montgomery North Moore Chatham Central South Davidson East Montgomery Gray Stone South Stanly

YVC 5-0 2-0 5-1 3-1 3-3 2-4 1-3 1-4 0-6

Overall 9-3 4-1 5-4 6-4 4-7 5-6 2-4 2-9 0-9

Overall Girls YVC Chatham Central 6-0 8-2 Albemarle 2-0 3-2 North Moore 3-1 6-2 3-2 4-8 North Rowan South Stanly 3-3 3-7 East Montgomery 2-2 2-4 2-4 4-7 South Davidson West Montgomery 1-5 1-8 Gray Stone 0-5 0-8 Wednesday’s game North Stanly 64, Albemarle 55 Friday’s games Gray Stone at East Montgomery North Moore at South Stanly North Rowan at Chatham Central Albemarle at West Montgomery

2A Central Carolina Boys CCC Overall 0-0 7-4 Salisbury East Davidson 0-0 8-5 Central Davidson 0-0 6-5 0-0 4-5 West Davidson Lexington 0-0 4-8 Thomasville 0-0 3-8 Wednesday’s games Salisbury 59, West Rowan 52 East Davidson 60, Randleman 46 Oak Ridge 71, Lexington 49 Wheatmore 47, Thomasville 31 Overall CCC Girls Thomasville 0-0 11-1 Salisbury 0-0 9-1 0-0 9-2 Central Davidson 0-0 10-3 East Davidson Lexington 0-0 6-5 West Davidson 0-0 1-7 Wednesday’s games Salisbury 72, West Rowan 44 East Davidson 59, Randleman 46 Oak Ridge 66, Lexington 37 Thomasville 60, Wheatmore 45 Friday’s games Lexington at East Davidson Thomasville at Central Davidson Salisbury at West Davidson

3A North Piedmont Boys NPC Overall Statesville 4-0 9-3 3-1 5-8 West Rowan Carson 3-2 6-8 West Iredell 2-2 7-6 2-2 5-7 North Iredell South Rowan 0-3 3-10 East Rowan 0-4 0-12 Wednesday’s game Salisbury 59, West Rowan 52 Thursday’s game West Rowan 59, East Rowan 47 Girls NPC Overall North Iredell 4-0 11-1 Carson 4-1 10-4 West Rowan 3-1 10-4 South Rowan 1-2 4-8 East Rowan 1-3 3-9 West Iredell 1-3 2-10 Statesville 0-4 0-12 Wednesday’s game Salisbury 72, West Rowan 44 Thursday’s game West Rowan 70, East Rowan 40 Friday’s games Carson at West Iredell South Rowan at Statesville East Rowan at North Iredell

3A South Piedmont Boys SPC Overall Concord 4-0 11-1 A.L. Brown 4-0 8-2 NW Cabarrus 4-1 9-5 Hickory Ridge 3-1 8-4 Central Cabarrus 1-3 7-5 Cox Mill 1-4 3-10 Robinson 0-4 4-7 Mount Pleasant 0-4 4-8 Wednesday’s games NW Cabarrus 44, Cox Mill 37 West Stanly 65, Mount Pleasant 58 Girls SPC Overall Hickory Ridge 4-0 8-4 Concord 4-0 6-5 Robinson 3-1 9-3 A.L. Brown 2-1 5-5 NW Cabarrus 2-3 3-8 Mount Pleasant 1-3 7-6 Cox Mill 0-4 1-10 Central Cabarrus 0-4 0-8 Wednesday’s games NW Cabarrus 49, Cox Mill 24 Mount Pleasant 66, West Stanly 56 Friday’s games NW Cabarrus at Central Cabarrus Robinson at Cox Mill Mount Pleasant at Concord Hickory Ridge at A.L. Brown

Boys Reagan Davie County Mount Tabor R.J. Reynolds North Davidson West Forsyth


SCOREBOARD CPC 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1

Overall 12-0 12-1 12-1 3-7 7-4 5-6

Overall Girls CPC Mount Tabor 1-0 10-2 West Forsyth 1-0 8-2 1-0 5-6 Reagan R.J. Reynolds 0-1 7-3 North Davidson 0-1 5-6 0-1 5-9 Davie County Friday’s games Mount Tabor at Davie Reagan at West Forsyth R.J. Reynolds at North Davidson

College hoops Standings SAC SAC Overall Lincoln Memorial 3-0 11-0 2-1 7-4 Wingate Anderson 2-1 8-5 Brevard 1-1 3-3 1-1 4-9 Tusculum Newberry 1-2 6-5 Catawba 1-2 5-6 1-2 4-7 Carson-Newman Mars Hill 1-2 4-7 Lenoir-Rhyne 1-2 2-9 Saturday’s games Lincoln Memorial at Newberry Tusculum at Wingate Mars Hill at Brevard Catawba at Anderson Carson-Newman at Lenoir-Rhyne

Conference Carolinas CC Overall 4-0 9-2 Limestone Pfeiffer 4-0 6-4 Queens 3-0 7-4 2-2 7-5 Barton Coker 2-2 3-7 Mount Olive 1-2 6-5 1-2 4-6 St. Andrews Belmont Abbey 1-3 5-6 Lees-McRae 0-3 3-7 0-4 0-8 Erskine Thursday’s games Limestone 62, Coker 61 Belmont Abbey 80, Erskine 53 Pfeiffer 86, Mount Olive 71 Queens 70, Lees-McRae 44 Saturday’s games Barton at Erskine Limestone at Pfeiffer Belmont Abbey at St. Andrew Mount Olive at Lees-McRae

ACC ACC Overall Duke 1-0 14-0 Boston College 1-0 11-4 1-0 11-4 Florida State Virginia 1-0 10-5 North Carolina 0-0 10-4 0-0 10-4 N.C. State Georgia Tech 0-0 7-6 Wake Forest 0-0 7-8 0-1 11-4 Clemson Miami 0-1 11-4 Maryland 0-1 10-4 0-1 9-4 Virginia Tech Saturday’s games North Carolina at Virginia, Noon, ACC Network Wake Forest at N.C. State, 2:30 p.m., ACC Network Florida State at Virginia Tech, 3 p.m., ESPN2 Georgia Tech at Boston College, 4 p.m., RSN Miami at Clemson, 6 p.m., ESPNU Sunday’s games Maryland at Duke, 8 p.m., FSN Jan. 11 Georgia Tech at Clemson, 7 p.m., RSN N.C. State at Boston College, 9 p.m., ESPNU

Southeastern Eastern SEC Overall Kentucky 0-0 12-2 0-0 11-2 Georgia Vanderbilt 0-0 11-2 Florida 0-0 10-3 0-0 10-4 Tennessee South Carolina 0-0 9-4 Western SEC Overall 0-0 11-3 Mississippi Arkansas 0-0 10-3 Mississippi State 0-0 8-6 0-0 8-6 Alabama LSU 0-0 8-7 Auburn 0-0 7-7 Saturday’s games Tennessee at Arkansas, 1:30 p.m., Alabama at Mississippi State, 4 p.m. Kentucky at Georgia, 4 p.m. Vanderbilt at South Carolina, 5 p.m. LSU at Auburn, 6 p.m., FSN Mississippi at Florida, 8 p.m.

Other scores EAST Cent. Conn. St. 61, St. Francis, NY 43 Long Island U. 75, Bryant 55 Quinnipiac 72, Monmouth, N.J. 70 Vermont 60, Albany, N.Y. 48 Wagner 83, Robert Morris 78, OT SOUTH Alabama St. 50, Grambling St. 47 Coastal Carolina 109, VMI 87 Coll. of Charleston 76, Furman 72 Denver 62, W. Kentucky 59 E. Kentucky 64, Jacksonville St. 61 Fla. International 75, Arkansas St. 70 Florida Atlantic 65, South Alabama 57 Fresno St. 63, Louisiana Tech 56 Liberty 68, Charleston Southern 54 Morehead St. 76, Tennessee Tech 64 Murray St. 64, Tennessee St. 53 Presbyterian 78, Gardner-Webb 44 Samford 68, UNC Greensboro 64 UNC Asheville 88, Winthrop 67 Villanova 83, South Florida 71 Wofford 78, The Citadel 60 MIDWEST Cincinnati 66, Xavier 46 Detroit 83, Loyola of Chicago 71 Illinois 88, Northwestern 63 N. Dakota St. 80, Oral Roberts 74 Wright St. 71, Ill.-Chicago 63 FAR WEST Cal Poly 43, Pacific 39 Montana St. 61, Sacramento St. 59 N. Arizona 82, Idaho St. 80, OT Stanford 55, Arizona St. 41 UC Santa Barbara 77, UC Davis 65 Washington 87, Oregon 69 Washington St. 84, Oregon St. 70

NFL Playoffs Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 8 Saints at Seattle, 4:30 p.m. (NBC) Jets at Indianapolis, 8 p.m. (NBC) Sunday, Jan. 9 Ravens at Kansas City, 1 p.m. (CBS) Packers at Philadelphia, 4:30 p.m. (FOX) Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 15 Indianapolis, Chiefs or Ravens at Pittsburgh, 4:30 p.m. (CBS) Green Bay, Saints or Seahawks at Atlanta, 8 p.m. (FOX) Sunday, Jan. 16 Philadelphia, Saints or Seahawks at Chicago, 1 p.m. (FOX) N.Y. Jets, Chiefs or Ravens 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 Thursday, Jan. 6 Bowl

Miami, O. 35, Middle Tennessee 21 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)

GoDaddy Bowl Miami (O) 35, Mid. Tenn. 21 Middle Tennessee 14 0 7 0 — 21 Dolphins (Ohio) 7 7 14 7 — 35 First Quarter MTSU—Tanner 18 run (Gendreau kick), 4:37. MiO—Merriweather 3 run (Cook kick), 2:29. MTSU—Dasher 49 run (Gendreau kick), :40. Second Quarter MiO—Merriweather 3 run (Cook kick), 13:11. Third Quarter MiO—Nunley 52 interception return (Cook kick), 13:22. MTSU—Tanner 54 run (Gendreau kick), 12:32. MiO—Givens 17 pass from A.Boucher (Cook kick), :54. Fourth Quarter MiO—Harwell 5 pass from A.Boucher (Cook kick), 5:25. A—38,168. MTSU MiO 15 21 First downs Rushes-yards 32-208 40-118 Passing 162 298 18-29-4 23-37-2 Comp-Att-Int Return Yards 0 168 Punts-Avg. 6-40.2 6-28.8 1-1 2-0 Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards 6-58 6-53 Time of Possession 21:15 38:45 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Middle Tennessee, Dasher 17-90, Tanner 11-87, Kyles 3-24, Cunningham 1-7. Dolphins (Ohio), Merriweather 27100, Robinson 4-23, A.Boucher 6-1, Woods 1-0, Team 1-(minus 1), Harwell 1-(minus 5). PASSING—Middle Tennessee, Dasher 18-29-4-162. Dolphins (Ohio), A.Boucher 22-35-2-289, Scherpenberg 1-1-0-9, Team 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING—Middle Tennessee, Tanner 5-34, Andrews 4-36, McDonald 3-43, Beyah 2-24, Blissard 2-20, Drake 2-5. Dolphins (Ohio), Harwell 7-86, Robinson 4-81, Givens 4-60, Paine 3-33, Merriweather 2-13, Bruton 1-14, Woods 1-7, Ju.Semmes 1-4. AP-WF-01-07-11 0510GMT


Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF 42 26 12 4 56 136 Pittsburgh Philadelphia 40 25 10 5 55 135 N.Y. Rangers 41 23 15 3 49 121 N.Y. Islanders 38 12 20 6 30 90 New Jersey 40 10 28 2 22 71 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Boston 39 21 12 6 48 111 Montreal 41 22 16 3 47 102 39 16 18 5 37 108 Buffalo Ottawa 40 16 19 5 37 90 Toronto 39 15 20 4 34 96 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Tampa Bay 41 24 12 5 53 123 Washington 41 23 12 6 52 120 43 22 15 6 50 134 Atlanta Carolina 39 18 15 6 42 112 Florida 38 18 18 2 38 104 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF 40 25 10 5 55 138 Detroit Nashville 39 20 13 6 46 99 St. Louis 39 20 13 6 46 106 Chicago 42 21 18 3 45 130 40 20 17 3 43 103 Columbus Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF 39 26 8 5 57 134 Vancouver Colorado 41 21 15 5 47 136 Minnesota 40 20 15 5 45 103 41 18 20 3 39 108 Calgary Edmonton 39 13 19 7 33 100 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF 41 24 13 4 52 118 Dallas San Jose 40 21 14 5 47 118 Phoenix 40 19 13 8 46 112 43 21 18 4 46 110 Anaheim Los Angeles 39 22 16 1 45 116 Thursday’s Games Toronto 6, St. Louis 5, SO Montreal 2, Pittsburgh 1, SO Minnesota 3, Boston 1 Philadelphia 4, New Jersey 2 Phoenix 2, Colorado 0 Edmonton 2, N.Y. Islanders 1 Nashville at Los Angeles, late Buffalo at San Jose, late Friday’s Games Toronto at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Carolina at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Ottawa at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Detroit at Calgary, 9 p.m. Edmonton at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Columbus at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

GA 97 106 104 122 128 GA 88 97 118 121 118 GA 130 107 127 117 98 GA 113 94 110 122 118 GA 96 130 114 118 132 GA 113 112 115 123 96

NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 27 7 .794 — 20 14 .588 7 New York Philadelphia 14 21 .400 131⁄2 Toronto 12 23 .343 151⁄2 10 25 .286 171⁄2 New Jersey Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 28 9 .757 — 23 12 .657 4 Orlando Atlanta 24 14 .632 41⁄2 CHARLOTTE 12 21 .364 14 8 25 .242 18 Washington Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 23 11 .676 — Indiana 14 18 .438 8 Milwaukee 13 20 .394 91⁄2 Detroit 11 24 .314 121⁄2 Cleveland 8 27 .229 151⁄2 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 29 6 .829 — Dallas 26 9 .743 3 New Orleans 21 15 .583 81⁄2 Houston 16 19 .457 13 Memphis 16 19 .457 13 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Utah 24 12 .667 — 1 ⁄2 Oklahoma City 24 13 .649 Denver 20 14 .588 3 Portland 19 17 .528 5 Minnesota 9 27 .250 15 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers 25 11 .694 — Phoenix 14 19 .424 91⁄2 Golden State 14 21 .400 101⁄2 L.A. Clippers 11 24 .314 131⁄2 Sacramento 7 25 .219 16 Thursday’s Games Oklahoma City 99, Dallas 95 Denver at Sacramento, late Friday’s Games San Antonio at Indiana, 7 p.m. Chicago at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Washington, 7 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Utah at Memphis, 8 p.m. Portland at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Houston at Orlando, 8 p.m. Miami at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Cleveland at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. New York at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m.

Notable box Thunder 99, Mavericks 95 OKLAHOMA CITY (99) Durant 11-22 4-5 28, Green 7-17 2-6 16, Krstic 3-6 0-0 6, Westbrook 5-16 5-6 15, Sefolosha 1-2 1-2 3, Ibaka 6-6 1-3 13, Collison 3-3 0-0 6, Harden 1-6 4-4 7, Maynor 25 0-0 5. Totals 39-83 17-26 99. DALLAS (95)

Stevenson 5-12 0-0 14, Marion 12-17 12 25, Chandler 3-5 8-10 14, Kidd 0-7 0-0 0, Terry 9-16 1-1 19, Barea 5-11 2-3 14, Haywood 3-5 1-2 7, Cardinal 0-3 2-2 2, Jones 0-1 0-0 0, Mahinmi 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 37-79 15-20 95. Oklahoma City 23 28 22 26 — 99 Dallas 30 25 15 25 — 95 3-Point Goals—Oklahoma City 4-15 (Durant 2-6, Maynor 1-2, Harden 1-5, Westbrook 0-1, Green 0-1), Dallas 6-20 (Stevenson 4-8, Barea 2-2, Marion 0-2, Terry 0-2, Cardinal 0-2, Kidd 0-4). Fouled Out—Ibaka. Rebounds—Oklahoma City 48 (Krstic, Green 9), Dallas 52 (Chandler 18). Assists— Oklahoma City 23 (Westbrook 9), Dallas 18 (Kidd 7). Total Fouls—Oklahoma City 18, Dallas 17. A—20,282 (19,200).

Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Agreed to terms with 1B Derrek Lee on a one-year contract. CLEVELAND INDIANS—Designated INF-OF Jordan Brown for assignment. MINNESOTA TWINS—Announced the retirement of Twins Sports Inc. president Jerry Bell. TEXAS RANGERS—Agreed to terms with OF David Murphy on a one-year contract and with LHP Zach Jackson and OF Erold Andrus on minor league contracts. National League ATLANTA BRAVES—Agreed to terms with 2B Dan Uggla on a five-year contract. CINCINNATI REDS—Agreed to terms with RHP Jared Burton on a one-year contract. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Agreed to terms with LHP J.C. Romero on a one-year contract. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA—Promoted Kerry D. Chandler to executive vice president, Chris Granger to executive vice president, team marketing & business operations, and Danny Meiseles to executive vice president and executive producer, production, programming and broadcasting. MIAMI HEAT—Reassigned C Dexter Pittman to Sioux Falls (NBADL). WASHINGTON WIZARDS—Assigned C Hamady Ndiaye to Dakota (NBADL). FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS—Fired Bill Davis defensive coordinator. CLEVELAND BROWNS—Signed OL Branndon Braxton, OL Pat Murray, OL Phil Trautwein, RB Tyler Clutts and RB Quinn Porter, TE Tyson DeVree and DB DeAngelo Smith from practice squad. DALLAS COWBOYS—Named Jason Garrett coach. COLLEGE ARKANSAS—Announced QB Ryan Mallett will enter the NFL draft. MEMPHIS—Announced men’s basketball F Ferrakohn Hall transferred from Seton Hall. MISSISSIPPI STATE—Promoted Chris Wilson to defensive coordinator and Angelo Mirando to receivers coach. SMU—Signed athletic director Steve Orsini to a contract extension through May 2015. VIRGINIA TECH—Sophomore RB Darren Evans announced he’s entering the NFL draft. WISCONSIN—Announced DE J.J. Watt will enter the NFL draft.

Baseball Free Agent Signings AMERICAN LEAGUE BALTIMORE (3) — Re-signed Cesar Izturis, ss, to a $1.5 million, one-year contract; re-signed Koji Uehara, rhp, to a $3 million, one-year contract; signed Derrek Lee, 1b, Atlanta, to a $7.25 million, oneyear contract. BOSTON (3) — Re-signed Jason Varitek, c, to a $2 million, one-year contract; signed Carl Crawford, of, Tampa Bay, to a $142 million, seven-year contract; signed Dan Wheeler, rhp, Tampa Bay, to a $3 million, one-year contract. CHICAGO (4) — Signed Adam Dunn, 1b, Washington, to a $56 million, four-year contract; re-signed A.J. Pierzynski, c, to an $8 million, two-year contract; re-signed Paul Konerko, 1b, to a $37.5 million, threeyear contract; signed Jesse Crain, rhp, Minnesota, to a $13 million, three-year contract. CLEVELAND (1) — Signed Austin Kearns, of, New York Yankees, to a $1.3 million, one-year contract. DETROIT (4) — Re-signed Jhonny Peralta, ss, to an $11.25 million, two-year contract; signed Joaquin Benoit, rhp, Tampa Bay, to a $16.5 million, three-year contract, signed Victor Martinez, c, Boston, to a $50 million, four-year contract; re-signed Magglio Ordonez, of, to a $10 million, two-year contract. LOS ANGELES (1) — Signed Scott Downs, lhp, Toronto, to a $15 million, threeyear contract. NEW YORK (3) — Re-signed Derek Jeter, ss, to a $51 million, three-year contract; re-signed Mariano Rivera, rhp, to a $30 million, two-year contract; signed Pedro Feliciano, lhp, New York Mets, to an $8 million, two-year contract. OAKLAND (1) — Signed Hideki Matsui, dh, Los Angeles Angels, to a $4.25 million, one-year contract. SEATTLE (3) — Re-signed Erik Bedard, lhp, to a $1 million, one-year contractl; signed Miguel Olivo, c, Toronto, to a $7 million, two-year contract; re-signed Josh Bard, c, to a minor league contract. TEXAS (6) — Signed Yorvit Torrealba, c, San Diego, to a $6.25 million, two-year contract; announced Frank Francisco, rhp, accepted salary arbitration; re-signed Matt Treanor, c, to an $850,000, one-year contract; signed Arthur Rhodes, lhp, Cincinnati, to a $4.1 million, one-year contract; signed Brandon Webb, rhp, Arizona, to a $3 million, one-year contract; signed Adrian Beltre, 3b, Boston, to an $80 million, five-year contract. NATIONAL LEAGUE ARIZONA (4) — Signed Geoff Blum, inf, Houston, to a $2.7 million, two-year contract; signed Melvin Mora, 3b, Colorado, to a $2 million, one-year contract; signed J.J. Putz, rhp, Chicago White Sox, to a $10 million, two-year contract; signed Xavier Nady, of-1b, Chicago Cubs, to a $1.75 million, one-year contract; signed Henry Blanco, c, New York Mets, to a $1.25 million, one-year contract. ATLANTA (1) — Re-signed Eric Hinske, of, to a $1.45 million, one-year contract. CINCINNATI (2) — Re-signed Ramon Hernandez, c, to a $3 million, one-year contract. CHICAGO (2) — Signed Carlos Pena, 1b, Tampa Bay, to a $10 million, one-year contract; signed Kerry Wood, rhp, New York Yankees, to a $1.5 million, one-year contract. COLORADO (2) — Re-signed Jorge De La Rosa, lhp, to a $21.5 million, two-year contract; signed Ty Wigginton, 1b, Baltimore, to an $8 million, two-year contract. FLORIDA (3) — Signed John Buck, c, Toronto, to an $18 million, three-year contract; signed Javier Vazquez, rhp, New York Yankees, to a $7 million, one-year contract; signed Randy Choate, lhp, Tampa Bay, to a $2.5 million, two-year contract. HOUSTON (1) — Signed Bill Hall, 2b, Boston, to a $3.25 million, one-year contract. LOS ANGELES (6) — Re-signed Hiroki Kuroda, rhp, to a $12 million, one-year contract; signed Jon Garland, rhp, San Diego, to a $5 million, one-year contract; signed Juan Uribe, inf, San Francisco, to a $21 million, three-year contract; resigned Rod Barajas, c, to a $3.25 million, one-year contract; re-signed Vicente Padilla, rhp, to a $2 million, one-year contract; signed Matt Guerrier, rhp, Minnesota, to a $12 million, three-year contract. PHILADELPHIA (3) — Re-signed Jose Contreras, rhp, to a $5.5 million, two-year contract; signed Cliff Lee, lhp, Texas, to a $120 million, five-year contract; re-signed J.C. Romero, lhp, to a $1.35 million, oneyear contract. PITTSBURGH (2) — Signed Kevin Correia, rhp, San Diego, to an $8 million, twoyear contract; signed Lyle Overbay, 1b, Toronto, to a $5 million, one-year contract. ST. LOUIS (3) — Re-signed Jake Westbrook, rhp, to a $16.5 million, two-year contract; signed Lance Berkman, of, New York Yankees, to an $8 million, one-year contract; signed Gerald Laird, c, Detroit, to a $1 million, one-year contract.

Blue Bears swept From staff reports

Livingstone’s men’s basketball team lost 62-60 at Elizabeth City State in a CIAA opener on Thursday. Livingstone (4-3) rallied from a 10point deficit in the second half to take the lead, but couldn’t hold it. Darius Cox’s runner with 33 seconds left gave the Blue Bears a 60-59 lead, but the Vikings got the winning points at the foul line. Donte Durant led Livingstone with 14 points. Greg Henry had 12, and Nasir Austin scored 11. Trent Bivens led the Vikings (7-2) with 14. LIVINGSTONE (60) — Durant 14, Henry 12, Austin 11, Johnson 7, Cox 6, Redfern 3, Taylor 3, Jackson 2, Adams 2. ELIZABETH CITY (62) — Bivens 14, Spady 13, Tucker 13, Cooke 8, Price 7, Goldsmith 5, White 2. Livingstone 21 Eliz. City State 28

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 Livingstone women fall Livingstone’s women’s basketball team lost its CIAA opener at Elizabeth City State 79-66 on Thursday. Rashida Elbourne and Brittany Wright scored 13 points each for the Blue Bears (5-3), while Kelcyn Manurs added 11. Kenyatta Gill scored 22 for the Vikings (8-3), and Shaquella Johnson added 20.

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first overtime. Avery Locklear scored 22 points for the Yellow Jackets (9-2). Carolina Hubbard had 14, and Cassidy Chipman scored 10. Ashley Blaire had 16 points to lead the Trojans, and Demeria Robinson scored 15.  Erwin’s girls rallied for a 42-30 win against Mooresville on Wednesday. Kelli Fisher led the Eagles (9-2) with a double-double — 17 points and 17 rebounds. Amani Ajayi had 10 points, six rebounds and four steals. Kaleigh Troutman added seven points and 16 rebounds. Erin Haley and Kennedy Lambert had eight rebounds apiece, and Hatley had five assists. Mooresville (2-10) was paced by Mercedes Lowe and Amber Sherrill with eight and seven points, respectively.  Erwin’s boys stayed unbeaten with a 66-57 win against the Blue Imps. Samuel Wyrick scored 24 points for the Eagles (11-0) All the Erwin starters scored in double figures with Harrison Bell getting 12 points and Conor Honeycutt, Jack Weisensel and Seth Wyrick adding 10 each. Seth Wyrick scored all of his points in the final quarter as Erwin broke open a close contest. He also had six assists. Bell and Weisensel grabbed 11 and nine rebounds, respectively. Mooresville (7-4) was led by Tommy Bullock’s 15 points. Anthony Sherrill scored 14, and Jordan Vanderburg added 10 points.  North Hills’ boys defeated Mooresville Christian 66-12. North Hills was led by Chris Norris’ 12 points while Jay Wood added nine. North (3-2) will play at Salisbury Academy on Monday.

Pfeiffer’s men’s basketball team rode an amazing effort by All-American Chris Woods to an 86-71 win against Conference Carolinas foe Mount Olive on Thursday at Merner  Women’s basketball Gym. Bubbles Phifer (Salisbury) scored Woods had 30 points and a schoolrecord 20 rebounds. Davon Gilliard six points for Tallahassee Communiadded 18 points for the Falcons (6-4, ty College in a 66-49 loss to Gulf Coast 4-0 CC). Derek Staton led the Trojans CC on Tuesday. (6-5, 1-2) with 22 points.

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Carsos Dixon (South Rowan) Pfeiffer’s women’s basketball scored 26 points for his team in Okiteam (3-7, 2-2) lost 76-69 to Mount nawa on Monday and is averaging Olive on Thursday despite 26 points 14.2 points per game. by Brittany Cox. Jasmine Whitby had 26 for the Tro-  Men’s basketball jans (6-4, 3-1). Brevard freshman Darius Moose (Carson) has started every game for  Middle school hoops the Tornados and averages 5.1 points Corriher-Lipe’s boys edged Knox and 5.6 rebounds per game. 72-68 on Wednesday. Qwantarius Rhyne scored 24 points to lead the  Extreme Perfomance Yellow Jackets. Extreme Performance will be Chandler Corriher (16), Davonta Steele (15) and Burke Fulcher (14) holding its Winter Skills baseball also scored in double figures for the camp this weekend at Extreme Performance’s new business location at Yellow Jackets (6-5). A.J. Hill led the Trojans with 13 1504 Kentucky Street, Salisbury. The camp will be held Saturday points. Riley Myers (12), Malik White (11), Josh Billingslea (11) and Isaiah and Sunday. Athletes can register the Little (10) also scored in double fig- day of the camp. Several local pros will instruct. ures.  Corriher-Lipe’s girls beat Knox Call Extreme Performance direc50-47 in double overtime, the first loss tor of baseball operations Chris of the season for the Trojans. Ahearn at 704-633-3200 for informaThe score was tied at 38 at the end tion. Extreme Performance’s open of regulation and was 44-all after the house is set for Jan. 15.

Panthers out of Luck CHARLOTTE (AP) — There’s been suggestions over the years the Carolina Panthers can never catch a break. Now they’re out of Luck, too. The lone bright spot amid Carolina’s NFL-worst 2-14 season was getting the No. 1 overall draft pick and the chance to take potential franchise quarterback Andrew Luck. But three days after a masterful performance in the Orange Bowl, Luck squashed the Panthers’ dreams on Thursday in a two-paragraph statement in which he announced he’s staying in school. “I am committed to earning my degree in architectural design from Stanford University and am on track to accomplish this at the completion of the spring quarter of 2012,” the redshirt sophomore said. Luck didn’t only forego possibly $50 million in guaranteed money, he caused a major jolt in Carolina’s offseason as the franchise is also busy trying to find a replacement for coach John Fox. Luck fever had been gripping the area for weeks. A day after the Panthers’ 31-10 loss to Atlanta to close their awful season, fans tuned in Monday night to watch Luck throw for 287 yards and four touchdowns — one more than Carolina’s Jimmy Clausen managed in 10 starts — in Stanford’s 40-12 win over Virginia Tech. A day later during a rambling news conference in which he also took a hard stand against the players in labor negotiations, Panthers owner Jerry Richardson indicated they had no plans to trade the No. 1 pick. “I think it would be somewhat unusual for us to trade down in this particular case,” Richardson said. Now the Panthers may be rethinking their position. Luck’s decision also is a big deal for Clausen, who went 19 as a starter with an NFL-worst 58.4 passer rating.

“Somewhere right now my boy Jimmy Clausen is doin the jersey shore fist pump,” Panthers safety Gerald Alexander wrote on Twitter. The Panthers, who have made the playoffs only four times in their 16year history and have never posted consecutive winning seasons, had hoped to get what many considered one of the top QB prospects of the past decade. Now they’ll face big decisions. Clemson defensive end Da’Quan Bowers declared for the draft on Wednesday and might move into the top spot on draft boards. Carolina may also try to trade down for extra picks to help fill numerous holes. The Panthers are eyeing NFL defensive coordinators as they seek to replace Fox, who was let go after nine seasons. San Diego’s Ron Rivera, Perry Fewell of the New York Giants, San Francisco’s Greg Manusky and Rob Ryan of Cleveland have been identified as candidates. Ryan got a strong recommendation from his brother, New York Jets coach Rex Ryan, on Thursday. “I know he’s going to get opportunities, but to say that he’s specifically interested in Carolina — my brother would be interested in any job,” Rex Ryan said. “If there’s one in Alaska, he’d be interested in that. That’s just like me. If I had the opportunity to be a head coach, I would’ve walked there.” Harbaugh update MIAMI (AP) — Jim Harbaugh forced the Miami Dolphins to call an audible. Harbaugh and the Dolphins broke off talks Thursday, and the team was expected to retain Tony Sparano as coach, two people familiar with the negotiations said. Both people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the negotiations were to remain confidential.


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n’t give up on the game,” Gittens said. “Lots of guys stepped up after halftime.” East couldn’t have shot any worse in the first half, and West enjoyed a 19-0 run to take a 25-2 lead midway through the second quarter. When Jared Hough sank a 3 for East to finally stop the bleeding, even West fans felt like turning cartwheels. “We missed Josh Gobble (concussion) and West overmatched us on the boards some,” Ledbetter said. “But the shots we were getting in the first half were the shots we dream about getting. We just couldn’t make anything.” West led 29-7 at the break, but Gurley’s been around long enough to know it wasn’t quite over. B.J. Sherrill knew it too. “B.J. told me No. 11 (Hough) was playing so hard it was unbelievable,” Gurley said. “He said No. 11 didn’t care what the score was.” East fell behind 37-9 early in the second half. That was rock bottom. But Weston Rogers hit a 3-pointer, and a rally ignited. Another 3 by Rogers made it 45-25 at the end of the third quarter. Then Gittens turned into Kobe Bryant — nine points in about two minutes. West’s lead was suddenly just 49-38, and it was a ballgame. “You make a few shots, you get momentum, and then you start doing everything else better,” Ledbetter said. Back-to-back buckets by Devin Parks halted East’s surge. Then West executed perfectly on an inbounds play that had Sherrill, West’s football quarterback, firing what looked a lot like a touchdown pass to a wide-open Jarvis Morgan, one of his favorite

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east Rowan’s Avery Rogers inbounds the ball while being heckled by a host of West Rowan fans. receivers. That play was the backbreaker. While his team got a scare in the second half, Gurley appreciated it. No. 300 wouldn’t have meant nearly as much had it been a cakewalk. “I could talk about things we didn’t do, but really you have to give all the credit to Coach Ledbetter and his guys for that second half,” Gurley said. “You can see what he’s building over there.” Gurley’s already built a dynasty, but he faces life without Keshun Sherrill for at least two weeks and he may not have Noble for another month. He drew on a

horseracing analogy. “ I feel like Seabiscuit, like they keep adding all this extra weight for me to carry as a handicap,” Gurley said with a sigh. “But I’ve won 300 games here because of a lot of great assistants, great players and great administrators. We’ll keep on plugging. We won’t stop competing.” EAST ROWAN (47) — Gittens 18, W. Rogers 14, A.Rogers 7, Hough 3, Honeycutt 3, Shepherd 2, Curlee, Driver, Holmes. WEST ROWAN (59) — B. Sherrill 21, Morgan 11, Warren 9, Parks 6, Turner 5, Martin 5, Kraft 2, Avery, Cuthbertson, Phifer, Edwards. 2 5 E. Rowan W. Rowan 19 10

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The college basketball roundup ... CINCINNATI — Yancy Gates scored a season-high 22 points, and 24th-ranked Cincinnati extended the second-best start in school history, beating Xavier 66-46 on Thursday night Cincinnati’s 15-0 start matches the 1998-99 team for second-best in school history. No matter the circumstance, Xavier (8-5) had managed to get the better of its crosstown rival for years. The Musketeers had won three in a row and eight of 11 in the series, which often gets overheated. Xavier’s Terrell “Tu” Holloway got a technical for throwing an elbow Thursday. None of the Musketeers could stop Gates, a 6-foot-9, 265-pound power forward who scored most of his points on outside jumpers. He went 10 of 16 from the field and had 14 rebounds. Xavier’s only consistent scorer was forward Jamel McLean, who had 18 points. Holloway, the Musketeers’ leading scorer at 21.3 points per game, managed only five on 2-of-13 shooting. No. 7 Villanova 83, South Florida 71 TAMPA, Fla. — Corey Stokes scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half for No. 7 Villanova.

Dominic Cheek had 17 points and Maalik Wayns added 16 to help the Wildcats (13-1, 2-0 Big East) win for the eighth straight time since losing to Tennessee in the final of the NIT Season Tip-off. Villanova shot 75 percent from 3-point range, with Stokes and Cheek making all nine of the shots they attempted behind the arc. Augustus Gilchrist led the Bulls (6-10, 0-3) with 16 points and 10 rebounds. South Florida has dropped five straight despite showing signs of improvement. No. 23 Washington 87, Oregon 69 SEATTLE — Freshman Terrence Ross scored a season-high 25 points and No. 23 Washington shut down Oregon in the final 12 minutes to improve to 3-0 in Pac-10 play for the first time in six seasons. Ross hit 11 of 18 shots, capping the night with a lob dunk off a pass from Isaiah Thomas. Ross previous high was 18 points in an overtime victory at Southern California. Thomas had 20 points, nine assists and six rebounds for the Huskies (11-3). Joevan Catron led Oregon (7-8, 0-3) with 20 points. Ross hit 11 of 18 shots, capping the night with a lob dunk off a pass from Thomas. Ross previous high came just over a week ago when he scored 18 points in an overtime victory at USC.

Nycieko dixon of West Rowan finishes a layup while east east Rowan’s Olivia sabo and West Rowan’s Allison Parkerbattle it out in a scrum for a loose ball. Rowan’s steffi sides defends.

WEST GIRLS FROM 1B third quarter when Drew grabbed an offensive rebound and drew the fourth foul on West shot-blocker Shay Steele. Steele joined starting post Tabitha Ball, who already had four fouls, on the bench. Drew made one free throw to cut West’s lead to 41-32, but West guard Nycieko Dixon got loose for two quick tran-

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DALLAS — Kevin Durant scored 28 Okla. City 99 p o i n t s , Dallas 95 R u s s e l l Westbrook had 15 points and nine assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the short-handed Dallas Mavericks 99-95 on Thursday night. Jeff Green had 16 points and nine rebounds, and Serge Ibaka added with 13 points and eight rebounds. Shawn Marion had a season-high 25 points for the Mavericks, who were without top scorer Dirk Nowitzki for a career-high sixth

straight game with a sprained right knee. Tyson Chandler added 14 points and matched a season high with 18 rebounds. Jason Terry had 19 points for Dallas, 2-4 during Nowitzki’s absence. Nowitzki is day-to-day and there had been speculation that he might try to play against the Thunder. The nine-time All-Star, averaging 24.1 points, has been shooting at practices. Dallas also is missing No. 3 scorer Caron Butler, out for the season with a torn tendon in his right knee. The Mavericks won the first two matchups between the teams this season.

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sition buckets. Then West’s defense, which got a lift from Allison Parker and Alison Sobataka, clamped down, and the Falcons steadily pulled away. “The gameplan was to drive it at them and get them in foul trouble, and it really worked,” East coach Danielle Porter said. “But it’s like we lost our legs in the second half. We started missing layups and stopped jumping for rebounds. I lost track of how many times West got four and five attempts to score.” West did just about everything right

in the second half. “The first half, we were doing a lot of dribbling up top and didn’t look like much,” Epps said. “But the second half, we gave the ball up, played defense and looked like a pretty good team.” EAST ROWAN (40) — Sabo 13, Goins 9, Drew 8, Honeycutt 5, Fry 3, Poole 1, Sides 1, Lowe, Rummage. WEST ROWAN (70) — Avery 17, Barber 13, Steele 10, Dixon 8, Caldwell 6, Ball 6, Watson 3, Sobataka 3, Dutton 2, Miller 2, Parker. E. Rowan 9 18 W. Rowan 10 25

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DURHAM — Everybody knows Jasmine Thomas is getting the ball when No. 3 Duke needs another late rally. Nobody has been able to stop her. Thomas scored seven of her 22 points in the final 2 minutes, and the Blue Devils remained undefeated by rallying past No. 14 Maryland 71-64 on Thursday night. “There’s just no other guard like her,” Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie said. Tricia Liston added 12 points for the Blue Devils (15-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). They shot 38 percent and used a late 11-2 run to extend their winning streak at Cameron Indoor Stadium to 17. They’re also off to their best start since the 200607 team opened 30-0. Kim Rodgers scored 18 points and Diandra Tchatchouang added 14 for Maryland

(13-2, 0-1), which went up 60-58 on Lynetta Kizer’s layup with 2:39 to play before Duke got rolling moments later. “You don’t want to have to wait until the end of the game to be at your most intense state,” Thomas said. Georgia Tech 71, UNC 70 ATLANTA — Metra Walthour hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 23.6 seconds remaining, Tyaunna Marshall scored 24 points and Georgia Tech beat No. 8 North Carolina 71-70 on Thursday night. Jessica Breland, who missed a jumper at the buzzer, hit a pair of free throws to give the Tar Heels (15-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) a seven-point lead at the 1:40 mark, but North Carolina didn’t score again. Georgia Tech (13-4, 1-0) has won 10 straight. The Yellow Jackets scored eight points in the final minute.

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Miami (OH) downs MTSU in GoDaddy bowl

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Boucher threw for 289 yards and two touchdowns in his fourth career start and Miami of Ohio Miami (OH) 35 capped a Middle Ten. 21 h i s t o r i c turnaround season with a 35-21 win Thursday night over Middle Tennessee in the Bowl. The RedHawks (10-4) are the first team in Football Bowl Subdivision history to win 10 games one season after losing 10. Miami finished a dismal 111 in 2009, but recovered to win the Mid-American Conference title and finish this season on a six-game winning streak. MTSU (6-7) won three games in a row to become bowl eligible, but was hurt by five turnovers. Miami’s Dayonne Nunley was responsible for two of



them, recovering a fumble and returning an interception 52 yards for a touchdown. Thomas Merriweather rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns. MTSU’s Dwight Dasher threw four second-half interceptions It was a sweet ending for the RedHawks, especially considering there was plenty of adversity along the way. Miami played its first bowl since 2004 without coach Mike Haywood, who accepted the head coaching job at Pittsburgh in December. Haywood has since been fired from Pitt after being arrested on a felony domestic violence charge. On Monday, a magistrate entered a not guilty plea for Haywood on the felony charge.

The college football notebook ... IRVING, Texas — LSU coach Les Miles is being asked again about a coaching vacancy at his alma mater while preparing his Tigers for a big game. Miles said Wednesday during a Cotton Bowl news conference that he has had no contact from Michigan. He spoke just before the Wolverines fired Rich Rodriguez after three seasons. “I’m really here to MILES speak about no other school. I’m really here to speak about LSU,” said Miles, whose 11th-ranked Tigers (10-2) play No. 18 Texas A&M tonight at Cowboys Stadium. Miles was considered a leading candidate at Michigan when Lloyd Carr resigned three years ago. But Miles held an unusual press conference hours before the 2007 Southeastern Conference championship game saying he intended to stay at LSU, which won the national championship that season. A two-year letterman at Michigan on two Big Ten championship teams for coach Bo Schembechler, Miles was also an assistant coach for Schembechler from 1980-81 and again from 1987-89. Miles then stayed for five more seasons on Gary Moeller’s staff. “Michigan will be fine,” Miles said.

“They’ll always be Michigan.” MORE COTTON IRVING, Texas — LSU is going for its sixth 11-win season, and fourth under Miles, Texas A&M, playing in January for the first time since the 2005 Cotton Bowl, has a six-game winning streak since losing three in a row, a stretch that included a loss to Arkansas in Cowboys Stadium. Ryan Tannehill is 5-0 since taking over as Texas A&M's starting quarterback. The last Aggies quarterback to win his first five games was Bucky Richardson, whose streak included the 1988 Cotton Bowl. LSU's next game will also be at Cowboys Stadium. The Tigers open the 2011 season against Oregon. FCS TITLE GAME TONIGHT FRISCO, Texas — A few years ago, Pat Devlin and Bo Levi Mitchell went to college dreaming of leading teams to a BCS bowl, hoping the computers might even land them in the national championship game. Well, they made it to the title game — of the Football Championship Subdivision. Formerly known as Division I-AA, and best known as the highest level of college football decided through a playoff, the FCS will determine its champion tonight when Devlin leads perennial Delaware against Mitchell and first-time finalist Eastern Washington. Mitchell's college career began at SMU, about 20 miles from the suburban Dallas stadium hosting the game. Devlin transferred from Penn State

Cable’s firing was surprise after Oakland’s 8-8 season Associated Press

The NFL notebook ... ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders informed coach Tom Cable on Tuesday that they will not bring him back as coach next season even though he led them to their best record in eight years this season. The Raiders announced their decision not to exercise a two-year, $5 million option on Cable’s contract for 2011 and ‘12, two days after wrapping up an 8-8 season that gave Oakland its first non-losing record since winning the 2002 AFC championship. “Coach Cable was informed the club would not be exercising its option for the 2011 season, and that he’s free to seek employment elsewhere,” his agent, Don Yee, said in an e-mail to The Associated Press. “Teams already have shown interest in Tom.” The Raiders now begin their search for their sixth coach since Jon Gruden left for Tampa Bay following the 2001 season. Cable lasted longer than any of the previous five, with a 17-27 record since being promoted from offensive line coach to interim head coach early in the 2008 season after Lane Kiffin was fired. Cable had wide support from his players, who credited him with helping make the team a contender in the AFC West this season after a run of seven straight years of at least 11 losses. But that was not enough

to persuade owner Al Davis to bring him back for a third full season. The Raiders could have waited two weeks to make this decision but acted quickly. COWBOYS HIRE GARRETT IRVING, Texas — Jason Garrett nailed his audition. He gets to remain coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Garrett was announced as the new head coach at a news conference at Cowboys Stadium on Thursday afternoon. Team owner Jerry Jones peeled the interim label off Garrett and made him — officially — the eighth head coach in the history of this proud franchise. He's the first head coach who also played for the Cowboys, as he was a backup to Troy Aikman in the 1990s. Garrett made the choice easy for Jones by going 5-3 during his half-season in charge. He took over a club that had been 1-7 and was asked to merely make them competitive. He not only compiled a winning record, but his losses were by a total of seven points. WADE TO TEXANS HOUSTON — Wade Phillips is finally coming home. Phillips was hired as Houston's new defensive coordinator on Wednesday, assigned to revamp a unit that dropped to the bottom of the league this season. The former Dallas Cowboys coach has strong ties to the city and head coach Gary Kubiak. He grew up in the area and played line-


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oakland coach tom cable was all smiles at his last raiders press conference. backer at the University of Houston in the 1960s. He began his NFL coaching career in the late 1970s with the Houston Oilers, who were coached by his father, Bum. Kubiak was a ball boy for the Oilers back then, and the two have remained friends across 30 years. HARBAUGH UPDATE MIAMI— Two people with knowledge of the situation say Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh is set to meet Miami Dolphins officials in the San Francisco area. Tony Sparano is still the Dolphins' coach, but owner Stephen Ross flew to California to visit Harbaugh on Thursday. A day earlier, Harbaugh met with the San Francisco 49ers about their coaching vacancy. MULARKEY SNUBS DENVER ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey has canceled his interview with the Denver Broncos, who wanted to talk to him

about their head coaching vacancy. BYE, VINCE NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Titans owner Bud Adams says it's time to let Vince Young go and for the franchise to find its next quarterback. The Titans released a statement Wednesday night in which Adams said Young won't be on the team's roster next season. Adams is the owner who wanted Young drafted No. 3 overall out of Texas in 2006 and said on draft day that "VY is my guy." But with his general manager and senior executive vice president traveling to Houston to meet with Adams on Monday, the 88year-old owner decided Young no longer is the quarterback for his franchise. Young is 30-17 in his five NFL seasons, but only 13-14 against teams finishing a season at .500 or better.

Grizzlies ban gambling after fight on airplane Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins banned gambling on team flights after a fight between Tony Allen and O.J. Mayo on board an airplane. Team spokesman Dustin Krugel said the Grizzlies will allow “no more gambling” on flights. Their next road trip begins Friday night after hosting the Utah Jazz. The team released a statement morning confirming that Allen and Mayo had a “brief altercation” on the charter flight back to Memphis on Monday from Los Angeles. The Grizzlies spent the night in California after beating the Lakers 104-85 on Sunday.

CYCLING SYDNEY — Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong said he is not affected on a daily basis by an ongoing U.S. federal investigation into drug use

by cyclists. In an interview in the Sydney Morning Herald — his first newspaper interview since July — Armstrong spoke of problems affecting cycling but would not elaborate on the Food and Drug Administration investigation.

HOCKEY BUFFALO, N.Y. — Artemi Panarin scored twice and Russia overcame a threegoal deficit in the third period to stun Canada 5-3 to win gold at the World Junior Hockey Championships.

OLYMPICS LONDON — ESPN, Fox and the other main contenders for U.S. television rights have shown interest in buying a package covering four Olympics rather than the usual two-games deal. The International Olympic Committee had been planning to auction only the lucrative rights to

to Delaware. AUBURN DEFENSE PREPARES SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Josh Bynes and Auburn's defense are used to predictions of shootouts. The linebacker says the top-ranked Tigers heard all that talk leading up to the SEC championship game and held South Carolina to 17 points. Offenses are all the buzz again going into the BCS title game with Oregon. Bynes said Thursday that he hasn't seen a single defensive highlight in commercials promoting the game. Auburn's defense has been middle of the pack and ranks 105th nationally in defending the pass. Bynes says the key to stopping Oregon is containing dual-threat quarterback Darron Thomas. Another pivotal point is keeping up with Oregon's fast pace. Defensive coordinator Ted Roof says the Tigers have been able to get practice plays off as quickly as 9 seconds, but going faster is "physically impossible for us." LEGRAND UPDATE PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Injured Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand has movement in his shoulders and sensation throughout his body. It marked the first update in LeGrand's condition since last month when the university announced that the defensive tackle had some feeling in his hands. The 20-year-old was hurt on Oct. 16, making a tackle on a kickoff return against Army in a game at New Meadowlands Stadium.

the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.

SOCCER SAN FRANCISCO — Landon Donovan has been honored as the U.S. player of the year for a record seventh time by Futbol de Primera.

TENNIS HONG KONG — Venus Williams lost to secondranked Vera Zvonareva 6-4, 6-2 on Thursday at the Hong Kong Classic exhibition tournament in her first match since the U.S. Open. Williams was sidelined with a left knee injury for the last part of the 2010 season and is using the tournament as her only warmup for the Australian Open.

NHL Flyers 4, Devils 2 NEWARK, N.J. — The Philadelphia Flyers made up for a sub-par game with a little bit of luck, something the

New Jersey Devils haven’t had all season. Danny Briere and Scott Hartnell capitalized on fortuitous bounces to score two goals apiece and Ville Leino added a career-high three assists as the Flyers defeated the fast-fading Devils 4-2 on Thursday night. Canadiens 2, Penguins 1 MONTREAL — Benoit Pouliot scored on Montreal’s fifth shootout attempt to give the Canadiens a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins, who were missing injured captain Sidney Crosby on Thursday. Carey Price, who made 31 saves through overtime, was perfect in the shootout. He denied Kris Letang, Pascal Dupuis, Evgeni Malkin and Mark Letestu before stopping Chris Kunitz on Pittsburgh’s final attempt. Wild 3, Penguins 1 BOSTON (AP) — Wild forward Cal Clutterbuck scored the go-ahead goal in the third period on Thursday night and Minnesota held on to beat Boston 3-1.

“I don’t know which one to choose, which one is the right one,” he said on “Today,” regarding the job prospects. But he said he was ready to handle the second chance he was being given and predicted that in five years, he’d be working as a radio program director and living in his own apartment. Williams said he found a “new sense of spirituality” in 2010 that would help him deal with whatever success comes. Williams was contacted Wednesday by the Cavaliers, who have offered him a position that could include announcing work at Quicken Loans Arena, the team’s downtown facility. Williams said the team has offered him a two-year contract and said they would pay his living expenses. It’s been a shocking turn of events for the goldenvoiced man, who had gotten by living in shelters and occasionally with family and friends over the past few years. Williams has also been in his share of trouble. His past includes a lengthy list of arrests. He has served time in prison for theft and forgery and has been cited with numerous misdemeanors, including drug abuse. He was most recently arrested on May 14. He pleaded guilty to a first-degree misdemeanor theft charge. In court records, his address is listed as “Streets of Columbus.” Williams acknowledged his record during the “Today” show appearance and explained that he turned to crime so he could afford his drug habits. Upon learning of Williams’ criminal history, the Cavaliers said their offer still stands. “We believe in second chances and second opportunities,” said Tracy Marek, the team’s senior vice president of marketing. “The gentleman deserves an opportunity to explain certain situations. We’re not jumping to conclusions. It’s not fair.” Cavaliers spokesman Tad Carper said exact details of the team’s offer and their plans to help Williams with housing were still being worked out. “They said that they’re going to give me LeBron’s old house,” Williams joked on NBC Thursday, referring to former Cavaliers star LeBron James, who left for the Miami Heat. The Cavaliers did not know much about him, but were moved by Williams’ ordeal. “When you know something’s right, you just have to launch,” Marek said. “One of the big things that we talk about here, with our organization, is how important urgency is — when

you see something that feels good and seems right.” During a timeout in the first quarter of Wednesday night’s game against Toronto, the Cavaliers put a picture of Williams on their giant scoreboard and urged fans to send him messages at Williams flew Wednesday night to New York, where he was expected to stay in a posh hotel off Central Park. He plans to see his mother, Julia, who lives in Brooklyn. She has stood by him during his battles with addiction. “She has always been my best friend,” he told The Associated Press on Wednesday, crying. “When I was a kid, she would take me down to Radio City Music Hall and on the subway. I’m just glad that she is still around. I prayed that she would live long enough that I could make her proud and see could her son do something other than stand along the side of the road with a sign asking for money.” Julia Williams is thrilled her only child is turning his life around. She can’t wait to see him. “This will be my day to see my son get up and do something to help himself,” she said. “He has so much talent. I hope this will be the thing for him. He came from a nice family. And then he went poor, poor. So, maybe this will build him up and let him see that there’s more in life than hanging around with the wrong people, and taking drugs.” Williams said his life began spiraling downward in 1996 when he began drinking alcohol “pretty bad.” He used marijuana and cocaine and lost interest in his radio career. He eventually wound up on the streets, despite the best efforts of his children, seven daughters and two sons who all live in the Columbus area. Williams said he celebrated two years of sobriety “around Thanksgiving. I just hope everyone will pray for me.” When he first heard Williams’ soothing delivery, Kevin McLoughlin of NFL Films, which has chronicled pro football for nearly 50 years, knew he had to contact the unknown man. “It’s that voice,” McLoughlin, director of post-production films for the NFL, told the AP. “When he was telling his story, I said, ‘That’s what we do. This guy can tell a story.’ Somehow, some way, I need to get a demo with him. He could be that diamond in the rough.” McLoughlin has not been able to contact Williams, but he intends to track him down. “The man deserves a second chance,” he said.

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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

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Rentals & Leasing

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

Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 LS Crew Cab, 2007. Gold mist metallic exterior w/dark titanium interior. Stock #T11201A. $22,959. 1-800-542-9758

Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT SUV, 2007. Red fire clearcoat exterior w/camel interior. Stock #F10543A. $19,959. 1-800-542-9758

Ford Explorer XLT SUV, 2004. Black clearcoat exterior w/midnight gray exterior. Stock #F10521B. $11,459. 1-800-542-9758

Ford Explorer XLT SUV, 2007. Red fire metallic clearcoat exterior w/black/stone interior. Stock# F10127A. $17,459. 1-800-542-9758

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

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

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

Toyota RAV4 Base SUV, 2007. Classic silver metallic exterior w/ash interior. Stock #T11153A. $16,259. 1-800-542-9758

Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo SUV, 2010. Brilliant black crystal pearlcoat exterior w/dark slate gray interior. Stock # F10541A1. $25,559. 1-800-542-9758 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

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

Want to Buy: Transportation Wanted: Mini Cooper, six speed. Call Chip 704640-5778 Leave message if no answer

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

Weekly Special Only $17,995

To place an ad call the Classified Department at 704-797-4220

Buick Rainier CXL Plus SUV, 2004. Olympic white exterior w/light cashmere interior. Stock # T11111C. $11,459. 1-800-542-9758

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

Chevrolet Trailblazer LS SUV, 2006. Silverstone metallic exterior w/light gray interior. Stock #T10295A. $11,959. Call now 1-800-542-9758

Ford F-150 XL Extended Cab, 2003. Oxford white clearcoat exterior w/ medium graphite interior. Stock #F10512A 1-800-542-9758

Need customers? We’ve got them. The Salisbury Post ads are read daily in over 74% of the area’s homes!

We Do Taxes!! Over 150 vehicles in Stock!

6B • FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011 Drivers


DRIVERS NEEDED Due to increases in business Swing Transport is now hiring drivers for its Salisbury NC Location. Benefits include: 4 Competitive pay 4 Health, Life, Dental and Vision Plan 4 Paid Vacation 4 Paid Holidays 4 401k/Profit Sharing Plan 4 No Touch Freight 4 No Haz-Mat

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Get Bigger Type! $10 to start. Earn 40%. Call 704-754-2731 or 704-607-4530

You can drive a truck and have a home life We operate primarily in SE TN, AL, GA, KY and NC and VA. Two years tractor-trailer experience required. Must be DOT qualified and have a Safe Driving Record.

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Drivers Regional Van Drivers. 35 - 37 cpm based on experience. BCBS Benefits Package. Home EVERY Week. CDL-A with 1 year experience required. Call 888362-8608, or apply at Equal Opportunity Employer. Drivers

Drivers Wanted Full or part time. Req: Class A CDL, clean MVR, min. 25 yrs old w/3 yrs exp. Benefits: Pd health & dental ins., 401(k) w/match, pd holidays, vac., & qtrly. bonus. New equip. Call 704630-1160



Ads placed by telephone are read back at time of placement. Read your ad carefully the FIRST DAY it appears. Report any errors before the deadline for the next day’s paper (see “Deadlines”). The Salisbury Post assumes no financial responsibility for errors nor for omission of copy. Liability for errors shall not exceed charge for the space occupied by the error, nor for more than one incorrect insertion. For the mutual protection of this newspaper, its advertisers and its readers, the Salisbury Post reserves the right to classify, revise or decline any advertisement.



Project/Program Director Half-time director of Reclaiming Futures initiative, half-time Teen Court program director. BA/BS in social work, education or related field required. Must be familiar with community resources and comfortable working with at-risk youth. Experience in data collection/analysis required. Send resume and cover letter by January 14 to: RCYSB, P.O. Box 4217, Salisbury, NC 28145-4217. NO PHONE CALLS

Nonprofit agency seeking individual to work with group mentoring and re-entry programs. Associates Degree required; Bachelor's Degree preferred. Must be familiar with community resources and comfortable working with at-risk youth. Valid driver's license, reliable transportation and criminal background check required. Send resume and cover letter by January 14 to: RCYSB, P.O. Box 4217, Salisbury, NC 28145-4217. NO PHONE CALLS

REEFER, TANKER & FLATBED Drivers Needed! Prime's extensive freight network offers you: Plenty of Miles. Steady Freight. Call Prime Today. 1800-277-0212.

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RN's, LPN's & PRN's needed all shifts. Competitive wages. Please submit resume to NC Veteran's Home, 1601 Brenner Ave., Building 10, Salisbury, NC 28145.


National Guard. 90+ college credits? Serve one weekend a month as a National Guard Officer. 16 career fields, $50,000 student loan repayment, bonus, benefits, tuition assistance, more! Sales

Able to travel. Hiring 10 people to demonstrate household products. Free to travel all states, resort areas. No experience necessary. Paid training / transportation. OVER 18. Start ASAP. 1-866-734-5216. Sales

Independent Contractors Contour Beds offers: No Prospecting, Pre-set, Pre-qualified Appointments, Paid Presentations plus Commission, Earned Signing Bonus, $60k to $90k Potential 1st year. Apply at 1-866475-4911.


Industrial Maintenance Tech. needed for local manufacturing plant. Strong electrical background req. Servo, DC Drive, & PLC experience a plus. Permanent position w/excellent benefits package. Resume w/references req. Send resume to Box 404 c/o Salisbury Post, PO Box 4639, Salisbury NC 28145 Customer Service



CUSTOMER SERVICE CASHIERS Openings in: Mocksville, Salisbury & Kannapolis Locations


Requirements: Valid driver's license A Nationwide Criminal Record Background check

To apply, fax resume to: 704-636-7772 or call: 704-633-3211 or 704-633-8233 ext. 20 to schedule an interview

Free cat. Black & white tabby. Totally declawed. Never sick in 15 yrs. Still chases her tail. Long life expectancy. Ideal for adults wanting quieter pet. Loving. Owner going to nursing home. 704-647-9795

The Town of Landis is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill the position of Parks Director. Duties will include, but are not limited to, supervising, coordinating and scheduling department operations. This position will also include managerial and administrative skills and duties, including: formulating the annual Parks & Recreation budget, attending all Board meetings, recommending purchases to the Finance Officer, and seeking Parks & Recreation Grants and funding through Federal, state and private organizations. This individual should be able to plan and develop the Town's Recreation Facilities, and assist private groups in developing park and recreational facilities for private use. This individual will also be responsible for weekly inspections of each park location and other recreational facilities, to ensure that they are properly maintained. A certified criminal history and driving record will be required with all completed application packets. All applicants will also be required to take and pass a drug screening. Benefits include 401 (k), N.C. local government retirement system and medical/dental/vision insurance. Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have at minimum a Bachelor's Degree in Parks & Recreation from an accredited college/university or extensive experience in the Parks & Recreation field. This individual must possess experience in the development of Parks & Recreation programs and in grant seeking and writing. A valid NCDL is also required. This individual should possess excellent communication skills which will allow them to identify and deal with any problems in a courteous, firm, fair & effective manner.

The Town of Landis prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, or age.

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

AKC French Bulldog, AKC, Male Adult. Cream color. 4yrs young. Champion Bloodlines all the way back to his 5th Gen! UTD on all shots. $800 cash OBO. Call 704-603-8257.

American Pit Bull Pups

Free Kittens. Litter box trained. One black/white, three gray. Precious. 704-267-9839 l/m

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FREE dog. To good home only. 3 yr. old 1/2 wolf, 1/2 shepherd female. Needs fenced yard or lot. NO CHAIN!!! 704279-8089

Puppies - Free 7 weeks old small mixed breed. Very cute, fat and healthy! 704-209-1943

DOG, free to good home. Small chihuahua three years old all shots. Please call704-657-6062 Free dog. Female German Shepard. 5 years old. Loving & loves to play. Needs room to run. To good home only. Call 704603-8562 Free dog. Male Lab mix. 3 years old. To good home only. Please call 704-431-4654

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

Free puppy. Sweet female Chocolate Lab puppy. Maybe 9 weeks old. Abandoned in our yard on Sunday. To good home. 704-633-9316

Employment Earn extra holiday cash. $10 to start. 704-2329800 or 704-278-2399

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Free dog. Mini 19 lb. multicolored Poodle. Neutered. Black racing stripe nose to tail. Handsome & friendly. 12 yo. Exc. health. Loves to run. Owner going to nursing home. 704-647-9795

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

Need customers? We’ve got them. The Salisbury Post ads are read daily in over 74% of the area’s homes!

SHIH-TZU PUPPIES Playful, lovable cute! First shots, wormed. DOB 11/20/10 Private home. $200 each. 704 239-5957

704-797-4220 Employment Sales

Yorki-Poos Rockwell, NC. High quality, home raised puppies, registered. Call 704-2249692. Check the website for pricing and information.

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

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

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Free dog. Sweet female Golden Lab Mix. Owner is moving & cannot keep her. Spayed. Needs loving home. 704-279-6393

Salisbury. 1215 S. Main St. January 8th , 7am-2pm. Antique furniture, queen size bed, some old hand tools, go-cart, kitchen (pots, pans, small appl.)

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

Golden Retriever - Free to good home. 2 years old, all shots, very good with children. Needs room to run Please call 704-279-0426

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Business Equipment & Supplies Filing Cabinet – wooden, lateral filing cabinet, double drawer. Beautiful cherry $300 FIRM. 704 239-6463

Clothes Adult & Children Leather coat. New, black. Fur collar. Full length. $50 Please call Lester at 704-784-2488

Computers & Software Computer – HP Pavilion Desktop, 2.6 GHZ Intel Processor, 80 GB of HD, CD-Rom, DVD w/ keyboard, monitor & mouse incl. $175 obo. Call David 704-856-0239

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Computer. Complete P4 Dell. Internet ready, CD burner. Mouse, keyboard, 17” monitor included. $125. Please call 980-205-0947

Growing Pains Family Consignments Call (704)638-0870 115 W. Innes Street

Sweet Peas 2127 Statesville Blvd. 50% off all Clothing Now thru Jan. 31st.

Electronics Position Avail. for LPN or RN. Full Time, Apply in person. No phone calls please. Brightmoor Nursing Center, 610 W. Fisher St.

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

Wanted: Life Agents. Potential to Earn $500 a Day. Great Agent Benefits. Commissions Paid Daily. Liberal Underwriting. Leads, Leads, Leads. Life Insurance, License Required. Call 1-888-713-6020. SKILLED LABOR Experienced Diesel Mechanic wanted. Send resume to PO Box 302, Mocksville NC 27028 Weedman - Customer Reps Needed Seeking enthusiastic & outgoing people. No selling involved, full training provided. M-F, 4-9 pm & Sat 10am2pm. Earn $8/hr + bonuses. Begin Immediately. Call today at 704-637-8780

Firewood for Sale: Pick-up/Dump Truck sized loads, delivered. 704-647-4772

Furniture & Appliances Air Conditioners, Washers, Dryers, Ranges, Frig. $65 & up. Used TV & Appliance Center Service after the sale. 704-279-6500

Bedroom set. Mahogany. Thomasville. Headboard, triple dresser with 2 mirrors, nightstand & highboy. 1970s. $450. 704-213-9811

Consignment Application packets are available Monday thru Friday 8AM - 5PM at City Hall located at 312 South Main Street. Applications must be returned no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, January 28th, 2011.


FIREWOOD FOR SALE Split OR Logs. Delivery negotiable. Please call for info: 704-636-5541

Bachelor's Chest with Marble top. Like new. Attractive carvings. Pic available. $300 obo 704 239-64-63

Starting Salary: DOQ


Dog – Weimaraner, 1½ year old female, playful, good with kids, she would like to be an inside dog, she is not crate trained. $75. Call 704-361-5363

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

Free puppies. Cockerspaniel/lab mix. 7 black puppies, 1 blond. 9 weeks old. 704-638-6441

Boocoo Auction Items

Fire wood – Free if you pick it up. Call Shane at 704-636-1054

Asian furniture set, coffee table w/storage, corner cabinet, small side table. $100. Please Call 704-754-3380


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

WANTED TO BUY Old Colts & Thompson Center Cherokees and Senecas. Please call 704-640-3990


Salespeople. Sales experience necessary. Top pay & benefits. Start the new year right! Call Greg, 704-792-9700


Antiques & Collectibles

312 South Main Street Post Office Box 8165 Landis, North Carolina 28088 (704)857-2411 Office (704)855-3350 Fax



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Driver. CDL-A. Start Fresh at Western Express! Lots of Miles, Brand New Equipment. Great Pay, Excellent Bonuses! Flatbed Division CDLA, TWIC Card and Good Driving Record. 1-866-863-4117. Drivers




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conditioner for Air window with remote. You pick up. $80. 704-6385633,no calls after 7 pm , or leave a message. Call for more info Electric guitar, amp, and tuner with CDs, DVDs, and book to teach you how to play. Like new, barely used. All for $160. Call 704-754-7481

Farm Equipment & Supplies Farm Equipment, new & used. McDaniel Auction Co. 704-278-0726 or 704798-9259. NCAL 48, NCFL 8620. Your authorized farm equipment dealer.

Flowers & Plants

42'' Leyland Cypress or Green Giant Trees. Makes a beautiful property line boundary or privacy screen. $10 per tree. Varieties of Gardenias, Nandina, Juniper, Holly, Ligustrum, Burning Bush, Hosta, Viburnum, Gold Mop, Camelias, Forsythia, Arborvitae, Azaleas AND MORE! $6. All of the above include delivery & installation! 704-274-0569

Fuel & Wood

Area 1 - Salisbury, East Spencer, & Spencer Area 2 – W. Rowan incl Woodleaf, Mt. Ulla & Cleveland Area 3 - S. Rowan incl Landis, China Grove, Kannapolis & Mooresville Area 4 - E. Rowan incl. Granite Quarry, Faith, Rockwell & Gold Hill Area 5 - Davidson Co. Area 6 – Davie Co. and parts of Davidson Co. This is a rough guide to help plan your stops, actual areas are determined by zip code. Please see map in your Salisbury Post or online at under Marketplace click on 'Yard Sale Map' to see details.

Firewood - Seasoned hardwood. Pick up load $60 & 1 ton load $120 Will Deliver 704-798-5058

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Bedroom set. Queen poster bed-head/foot. 5 drawer chest and 3 drawer night stand. All solid cherry. Made in USA. $375. Please call 704 857 6274 Bedroom suite, new 5 piece. All for $297.97. Hometown Furniture, 322 S. Main St. 704-633-7777 Bedroom Suite, Pineapple bedroom suite, regular bed, chest of drawers, vanity. $100. 704-279-6393 Brother Sewing Machine In great shape $50 firm. If interested call 704-8572945,China Grove Dryer - $75.00 Please Call 704-857-1854 for more information Dryer - Barely used White Frigidaire Dryer. Small scratch/dent on top. $200 OBO. China Grove 704-855-2396 Recliner, $100; chest of drawers $95 & matching nightstand, $60, All like new. Computer desk $20. very nice. 704-636-2738 Sofa- Reclining Good condition $25. Please Call 704-202-6075 LM Table with lamp and magazine rack, $25; heavy bookcase with drawer $35 firm. 704-239-0920 or 704239-0920 Television. 52” high definition. Large speakers for surround sound effect. Barely used. $500 obo. 704-857-9687 or 704-202-0831 Washer & Dryer set, MayTag Performa. $325. Please call for more info. 704-762-0345 Washer & dryer, GE. Very good condition. $175. Call 980-234-7526 or 704-657-8397 Washer & dryer, Kenmore Elite, 6 yrs old. King size capacity, heavy duty, quiet pack,, white. Works great $200. 704-212-2195 Wolfgang Puck oven. Broil, bake, rotisserie. Stainless steel, all acc. & book. $50. Call 857 6274

Games and Toys Barbie Dolls - Chest of Early Barbie dolls with furniture and clothes. $50. 704-633-3937

Lawn and Garden Holshouser Cycle Shop Lawn mower repairs and trimmer sharpening. Pick up & delivery. (704)637-2856

Machine & Tools Air Compressor 20 gal. 5.5 Hp. Single Cylinder, Custom airbrushed. $125 Call 704-857-2945 Chain Saw, Husqvarna, model 338 XPT professional, top handle, $275. Craftsman 12 amp 12 1/2” surface planer, new in box, never used $225. 704-202-4281 or 704-279-5765. Chain Saws, Husqvarna, model 40, 300 Yr. Anniversary Edition, $200. Model 41, $125. 704-202-4281 or 704279-5765. Chain Saws, Stihl, MS191T, Top Handle, $125. Stihl MS250 Top Handle, $150. 704-2024281 or 704-279-5765. New Norwood Sawmills. LumberMate-Pro handles logs 34" diameter, mills boards 28" wide. Automated quick-cyclesawing increases efficiency up to 40%! www.NorwoodSawmills.c om/300N. 1-800-6617746, ext. 300N.

Medical Equipment Electric Lift Chair $300 Please Call 704-633-1150

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Air conditioner for room w/remote by Haier $60. If interested, please call 704-857-2945

Light Fixtures - 8 ft. Fluorescent Light Fixtures w/ Tubes $10/ ea. For More Information call 704-857-1854

Attend College Online from Home! Medical, Business, Paralegal, Accounting, Criminal Justice. Job placement Computer assistance. available. Financial aid if qualified. Call 888-8996918.


Become a CNA Today! Fast & affordable instruction by local nurses. 704-2134514.

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

ANDERSON'S SEW & SO, Husqvarna, Viking Sewing Machines. Patterns, Notions, Fabrics. 10104 Old Beatty Ford Rd., Rockwell. 704-279-3647 Antique electric hacksaw. Call for more information. 704-278-2346. $100. Before 9:00 p.m.

METAL: Angle, Channel, Pipe, Sheet & Plate Shear Fabrication & Welding FAB DESIGNS 2231 Old Wilkesboro Rd Open Mon-Fri 7-3:30 704-636-2349 Queen size comforter. Complete set. Nonsmoking, pet free home. $50. 704-278-2829 SpaMassage Foot Massager with comfort fabric. New in Box $10. Call 704-245-8843

Bingham Smith Lumber Co. !!!NOW AVAILABLE!!! Metal Roofing Many colors. Custom lengths, trim, accessories, & trusses. Call 980-234-8093 Patrick Smith

BINGHAM-SMITH LUMBER CO. Save money on lumber. Treated and Untreated. Round Fence Post in all sizes. Save extra when buying full units. Call Patrick at 980-234-8093. tree and Christmas decorations for sale. Too much to list. You pick up. $75. For more info call 704-638-5633, no calls after 7pm, or leave a message.

STEEL, Channel, Angle, Flat Bars, Pipe Orders Cut to Length. Mobile Home Truss- $6 ea.; Vinyl floor covering- $4.89 yd.; Carpet- $5.75 yd.; Masonite Siding 4x8- $14; 12”x16' lap siding at $6.95 ea. School Desks - $7.50 ea. RECYCLING, Top prices paid for Aluminum cans, Copper, Brass, Radiators, Aluminum. Davis Enterprises Inc. 7585 Sherrills Ford Rd. Salisbury, NC 28147 704-636-9821 Stop Smoking Cigarettes No Patches, No Gum, No Pills With Hypnosis It's Easy! Also Weight Control. 704-933-1982

Treadmill $25. Exercise Bench $25. Restaurant supplies, plates, bowls, trays, silverware $150. Home Entertainment Ctr., light color, 3 sections, w/lights $30. Call 704857-1854 TV tables, 2 @ $35 each. Good condtion. Antique baby doll, $50. Picnic tables, $40. 704-638-8965

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Let us know! We will run your ad with a photo for 15 days in print and 30 days online. Cost is just $30. Call the Salisbury Post Classified Department at 704-797-4220 or email X

Christmas Tree 7 ½ foot pre-lit 900+ lites $35. Please Call 336-406-3696 Comforter – King size comforter, quilt, shams – blue & yellow. $50. King size padded foam mattress cover, $25; memory foam topper $50. 704-279-6393 Computer desk, $20. 3 backpacks, $5 each. Please call 704-640-4373 after 5pm. Dolls, beautiful. (Not antiques) (5 avail). Each at least 20” tall. $100 each. Call 704-633-7425 Essick evaporative humidifier $40. Please call 704-279-8874 after 6pm for more information Essick evaporative humidifier $40. Please call 704-279-8874 after 6pm for more information

Binoculars by Vivitar w/case .7 X 50.(297 Yds. $15. ft.@1000 Please call 704-857-2945 China Grove

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CASH PAID for junk cars. $200 & up. Please call Tim at 980234-6649 for more info. Timber wanted - Pine or hardwood. 5 acres or more select or clear cut. Shaver Wood Products, Inc. Call 704-278-9291. Wanted to Buy Old Tools: hand saws, hand planes, miter boxes, etc. Please Call 704-754-0311 Watches – and scrap gold jewelry. 704-636-9277 or cell 704-239-9298

Business Opportunities 2x6x16 $7 2x3x studs $1.25 2x6x8 studs $3.25 2x4x14 $3.50 2x4x7 $1.50 Floor trusses $5 each 704-202-0326

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Found Dog. Border Collie mix, on High Rock Rd, January 4. Call to identify. 704-639-9358 Found dog. German Shepherd, neutered male, January 4, Rowan Regional Hospital area. Call to identify. 704-636-2827 Found dog. Medium size, female, brownish color, with collar, found Jan 1 on Concordia Ch Rd. Call to identify. 704900-3335 Found dogs. Brown & white, small females probably about a year old on Parks Rd off 70 Jan. 2. Call to identify. 704232-0266 or 704-8573701 Found Puppy. About 2 months old, mixed breed at Davie County Health Dept Monday, Jan. 3. Call to identify. 336-3457449 small beige, Found female puppy with white patches on neck & feet on Julian Road. Please call 727-403-4177 Lost Dog. Cauble Rd off 601. Pembroke Welsh Corgi (short legs, no tail), pointed ears, blk body, grey & red head, white chest, white legs, spayed fem., 25 lbs. Not used to outdoors. Lost Jan. 1. 980-234-4840

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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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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North of China Grove, 225 Lois Lane. 3BR/2BA, 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

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Concord, 1.5 story, level lot, nice subdivision. Thousands below tax value. Tons of extras, crown molding, work island in kitchen, office upstairs, bonus room. 3 BR, 2.5 Baths. $244,750. Dream Weaver Properties of NC LLC 704-906-7207

Open spac hen has parquet ceramic sinks in ba & kitchen. Large bedrooms w/walk-in closets. Dish and cable available. Dishwasher, refrigerator & stove. $79,900. 704-857-9495 or 704-223-1136

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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

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


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Rowan Memorial Park in the Veteran Field of Honor Section, two spaces. $1,000 ea. 336-284-2656

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


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All Coin Collections Silver, gold & copper. Will buy foreign & scrap gold. 704-636-8123

Lumber All New!

Found Cat. In Archdale. All White, Green Eyes. Please call to identify. 704-564-6528

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

Misc For Sale Wood Burning Stove, Old Daisy, 50 years old, antique but usable. $50 obo. 704-278-0498

Fuel tank. 75 Gallon Fuel Tank/Tool Box $250.00. For more information, please call 704-857-1854

Lasonic Digital Tonal Converter for older TV $30. New, never used. 704-857-2328

Found cat. Black and white, tuxedo. Air Park area in Gold Hill. Around Christmas. Please call 704-279-0265 to identify.

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AA Antiques. Buying anything old, scrap gold & silver. Will help with your estate or yard sale. 704-433-1951.

Lamps (2) 27" w/shades cream w/pink poppies ginger jar w/carved wood base $50. 704-637-6886

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Homes for Sale

Applications for the Principal Combined Fund Organization to administer the 2011-12 Combined Federal Campaign are now being accepted. Any organization wishing to apply must send their application to the Local Federal Coordinating Committee Chair, PO Box 5065, Salisbury, NC 28144-0088 by Thursday, January 27th, 2011.

Free puppies. Mixed Great Pyrenees. Excellent guard dogs. Very gentle & lovable pet. Mother registered & onsite. 704-279-5876

Homedics Bubble Bliss Foot Spa with heat. New in Box $15.00 Please call 704-245-8843

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Forest Abbey. 3BR, 2½BA with upgrades, formal dining & breakfast. Cul-de-sac lot, basement with storage. Gorgeous! $248,900. (980) 521-7816


Salisbury, New Home 3 BR. 2 BA. REAL HARDWOODS, Gorgeous kitchen, stainless appliances, vaulted ceiling in great room! Pretty front

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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

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Air Hockey Table For Sale. Full Size $40. Call 704-633-9069 for more information. Lost Dog - Chocolate Lab named Jake. Old Beatty Ford Road/ Lowerstone Church Area. Call 704-209-1363. Refrigerator, Whirlpool. Side by Side. White. Model ED5PHEXMQ. $450 obo. 704-762-0345


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

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Bank Foreclosures & Distress Sales. These homes need work! For a FREE list:

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Genesis Realty 704-933-5000 Foreclosure Experts

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Land for Sale

Land for Sale

25 Acres Beautiful Land for Sale by Owner


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

Lake Property

Salisbury. 2 or 3 bedroom Townhomes. For information, call Summit Developers, Inc. 704-797-0200

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

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: See photos and directions:

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

Kannapolis. 608 J Avenue, 3BR/2BA. Totally remodeled, stainless steel appliances & granite. Rent to own! Owner will help obtain financing. $79,900. Call Scott for information. Lifetime opportunity! 704-880-0764


Happy 70th Birthday to the best dad in the world! I love you Tyler "Coot" C.

Happy Birthday Granddaddy "Coot" Today you're 70, but who's! You rock. I love you! Sarah

Happy 40th Birthday Aunt Tina. Thanks for all you do for me and my son. Love Cyndi, Tristan

Happy Birthday to Granddaddy "Coot" We love you, Kyle & Kelsey

Happy 41th Birthday Tina. Hope you have a great day. Love always, your daughters, Mercedes, Cori, Autumn

Happy Birthday to you and wish you all of God's blessings. Love you always, Your mom (Francine)

Happy Birthday Selena, a big 19 in da building. Hope you have fun and enjoy. From Kabrina


Tyler "Coot" C., Big 70 but who's counting! Wishing you many more! Love you! Hugs & Kisses Sophia

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Enjoy your day dad! Now in the words of Brown, let's have a "CELEBRATE" .. Lol… Happy 70th!



Here's a very special heart hug for Tina W. on your 40th birthday. Love you, Christopher LOL Happy 23rd Birthday to Freddie B. We love you and miss you! Natasha and Ra'jon

Fax: 704-630-0157


Carport and Garages

Carolina's Auction Rod Poole, NCAL#2446 Salisbury (704)633-7369

Auction Thursday 12pm 429 N. Lee St. Salisbury Antiques, Collectibles, Used Furniture 704-213-4101

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

On-Site Estate Auction Sale: Sat., Jan. 8, 10am Preview: Jan. 7, 1-5pm Location: 244 Greensboro St. Ext., Lexington, NC, 27292

Auction held under heated tents rain, snow or shine! Highlights include local furniture custom made by members of the Craver family, a 1995 Cadillac 53k miles, shop wood working equipment, hardwood lumber, yard tools and mowers, generator, guns, sterling silver, estate jewelry, antiques, Plus Much More! View website for complete sale listing and photos today!

Cleaning Services 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

Terms: No Reserves. All sales subject to the terms & conditions of sale. Cash, check, Visa, MC, AX, and Discover. 13% buyer's premium. 3% discount for cash/check. No state sales tax. NCFL#7452

“Clean as a Whistle”

Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd.

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

620 Cornerstone Ct., Hillsborough NC 919. 644. 1243 WWW.LLAUCTIONS.COM Heritage Auction Co. Glenn M.Hester NC#4453 Salisbury (704)636-9277

Cleaning Services

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

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

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


plus tax $6.25

By appt. only Call 704-857-1854

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

Financial Services “We can remove bankruptcies, judgments, liens, and bad loans from your credit file forever!” The Federal Trade Commission says companies that promise to scrub your credit report of accurate negative information for a fee are lying. Under federal law, accurate negative information can be reported for up to seven years, and some bankruptcies for up to ten years. Learn about managing credit and debt at






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

“Allbrite Carpet Cleaning” Eric Fincher. Reasonable rate. 20+ years experience. 704-720-0897

Carport and Garages

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


Every Night Kids Under 12 eat for 99¢ with 2 paying Adults Thurs-Fri


We want to be your flower shop!


Salisbury Flower Shop



1628 West Innes St. Salisbury, NC • 704-633-5310

HOURS: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 11AM-8PM Wednesday 11AM-3PM • Closed on Sundays S48510


Home Improvement

Junk Removal

Miscellaneous Services

Painting and Decorating

Roofing and Guttering

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

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

BSMR Sewing

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

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

Browning ConstructionStructural repair, flooring installations, additions, decks, garages. 704-637-1578 LGC

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

CASH FOR JUNK CARS And batteries. Call 704-279-7480 or 704-798-2930 WILL BUY OLD CARS With keys, title or proof of ownership, $200 and up. (Salisbury area only) R.C.'s Garage & Salvage 704-636-8130 704-267-4163

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

Grading & Hauling

Home Improvement

Drywall Services OLYMPIC DRYWALL

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

New Homes Additions & Repairs Small Commercial

704-279-2600 Since 1955

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

Household sewing machines, new and older models and parts.

704-797-6840 704-797-6839

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

Painting and Decorating

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

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

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

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

Tree Service Graham's Tree Service Free estimates, reasonable rates. Licensed, Insured, Bonded. 704-633-9304

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

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.

See stars

Removal 3Gutter Cleaning

~ 704-633-5033 ~

Pools and Supplies

Want to get results? ####

3Mowing 3Yard Cleanup 3Trimming Bushes 3Leaf

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

Stoner Painting Contractor

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

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

The Floor Doctor

Roofing and Guttering

Lawn Equipment Repair Services

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

3Core Aeration 3Fertilizing

FREE Estimates

704-636-3415 704-640-3842

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 Duke C. Brown Sr. Owner

Heating and Air Conditioning

Machine Repair

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

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

Professional Services Unlimited

Carpet and Flooring

2 Hot Dogs, Fries & Drink ..............$4.49

Hours: Mon-Fri 10-7; Sat 10-6; Sun 11-2

Birthday? ...

5550 Hwy 601 • Salisbury, NC 28147 • 704-647-9807

A message from the Salisbury Post and the FTC.

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


MawMaws Kozy Kitchen


413 E. Innes Street • 704-633-1110

18 WORDS MAX. Number of free greetings per person may be limited, combined or excluded, contingent on space available.


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

The late Jacqueline C. Leonard


In Person: 131 W. Innes Street Online: (under Website Forms, bottom right column)


Hours: Mon-Fri: 10-7; Sat 10-6; Sun 11-2


Must present ad. Not valid w/any other offer. Exp. 2/12/11

FOR FREE BIRTHDAY GREETINGS Please Fax, hand deliver or fill out form online

10 people or more Not valid with any other coupon.

Happy Birthday to my father-in-law Tyler C. celebrating 70 years of life. Love you, Donnell

OFF Party Trays

704-754-6519 Baked Fresh To Order!


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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

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

Quality Haircut


Home Improvement

4.99 DEBBIE’S HAIR DESIGNS for new customers only

A HANDYMAN & MOORE Kitchen & Bath remodeling Quality Home Improvements Carpentry, Plumbing, Electric Clark Moore 704-213-4471

Home Improvement

Manufactured Home Services

Around the House Repairs Carpentry. Electrical. Plumbing. H & H Construction 704-633-2219

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

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

men • women • children 1008 S. Main Street • Salisbury, N.C. Call for an appointment




Hours of daily personal attention and doggie fun at our safe 20 acre facility. Professional homestyle boarding, training, and play days with a certified handler/trainer who loves dogs as much as you do.

• Birthday & Holiday Gift Baskets • Party Trays • Fresh Breads


Happy 70th Birthday to the GREATEST Dad in the world, Tyler Roosevelt "Cooter Boy" C.! Love you Daddy! Benet

We are so there!


Happy Birthday to my granddad Tyler C. Celebrate BIG! Whitney & Cadence

having a


Happy Birthday to our dear friend Jane T. From your Red Vest sisters. Much love, Cindy, Sharon, Reneau


Lordy Tina turned 40 today, we still love you since you're over the hill now. Love friends & family

704/630-9970 or 704/433-0595

SALISBURY POST Land for Sale ********************** Front St. 3.37 acres, almost completed 50' x100' bldg. $44K. 704-636-1477 10 minutes from Catawba. 10-80 acres. 336-998-9626 daytime / 336-998-5376 evenings Beautiful year round creek, 3.06 acres. Buy now, build later, $47,900 owner fin. 704-563-8216

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

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

Barnhardt Meadows. Quality home sites in setting, country 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

Real Estate Commercial

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

Manufactured Home Sales $500 Down moves you in. Call and ask me how? Please call (704) 225-8850 3rd Creek Ch. Rd. 3BR, 2BA. DW. .71 acre. 1,700 sq. ft. FP, LR, den. $540 about. Fin. avail. 704-489-1158 American Homes of 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 Salisbury Area 3 or 4 bedroom, 2 baths, $500 down under $700 per month. 704-225-8850 Salisbury


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 Daniel Almazan, Broker 704-202-0091 Arey RealtyREAL Service in Real Estate 704-633-5334 B & R REALTY 704-633-2394

Century 21 Towne & Country 474 Jake Alexander Blvd. (704)637-7721 Forest Glen Realty Darlene Blount, Broker 704-633-8867 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

Rowan Realty, Professional, Accountable, Personable . 704-633-1071 William R. Kennedy Realty 428 E. Fisher Street 704-638-0673

$$$$ Want to make more of this? Check out the Classifieds in todays Salisbury Post for a lead on a new career!

East Schools. 3BR. Refrigerator and stove. Central air and heat. Please call 704-638-0108.

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

Old Concord Rd., 3 BR, 1 BA, has refrigerator, stove & big yard. No pets. $595/rent + $595/dep. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

Franklin St. 2 BR, 1 BA. Newly refurbished inside. Rent $495, dep. $400. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

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

Rockwell, near Rockwell Park. 2BR, 1½BA. Brick home w/garage, deck. Very nice neighborhood. All appl. $650/mo. + dep. 704-6365992 or 704-245-8123


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

Wanted: Real Estate

Salis., 3BR/1BA Duplex. Elec., appls, hookups. By Headstart. $500 & ½ MO FREE! No pets. 704-636-3307

*Cash in 7 days or less *Facing or In Foreclosure *Properties in any condition *No property too small/large

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

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

Apartments 1 & 2BR. Nice, well maintained, responsible landlord. $415-$435. Salisbury, in town. 704-642-1955 1 BR, 1 BA in Granite Quarry. $375/mo. + $375 dep. No Pets. W/D hookups. 704-202-5594

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 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

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

West Side Manor Robert Cobb Rentals 2345 Statesville Blvd. Near Salisbury Mall

704-633-1234 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 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.

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

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

Granite Quarry. 2BR, 1BA duplex. Stove & refrigerator furnished. $435/mo. + dep. No pets. 704-279-3406 Holly Leaf Apts. 2BR, 1½BA. $555. Kitchen appliances, W/D connection, cable ready. 704-637-5588

Homeplace At Tyro School Apartments Now accepting applications for 1 BR apts for persons 62 yrs & older. Rent is based on your income. Call 336236-0056 or TDD Relay 1-800-735-2962.

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

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 Salisbury City, 2BR/1BA, very spacious, $1,000 s.f., cent air/heat, $450/mo + dep. 704-640-54750 Salisbury

Welcome Home!

511 Walton Road. Nice 2 bedroom apartment. Central heat & air, water furnished. $450/mo. + $450 deposit. References required. Nice landlord. Call 704-636-2486. or 336-752-2246

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 No. 60923


Prime Location, 1800+ sq.ft. (will consider subdividing) 5 private offices, built in reception desk. Large open space with dividers, 2 bathrooms and breakroom. Ample parking 464 Jake Alexander Blvd. 704 223 2803

Office Space

Salisbury. Free Rent, Free Water, New All Elec. Heat/air, on bus route. $495. 704-239-0691 Spencer. 2BR/1½ BA, appls w/ W/D hook up, security lights, no pets, Sect. 8 OK. 704-279-3990 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

3 Homes. 2-East district, 1Carson district. 3 BR, 2 BA. $800-$1050. Lease, dep. & ref. req. 704.798.7233 3BR/2BA 131 Cross Dr New carpet Fresh paint, $775/mo. + $750 deposit. Private setting, 20x20 deck 704209-2291 No Section 8 Available for rent – Homes and Apartments Salisbury/Rockwell Eddie Hampton 704-640-7575 Carolina Blvd. 3BR, 2BA. All appliances incl., 4-car carport, big yard. $800/mo + deposit. 704-637-6618 Concord. Move in ready, completely furnished downtown condo. $500 dep. + $550/mo. 704-782-1881

Don't Pay Rent! 3BR, 2BA home at Heights. Crescent Call 704-239-3690 for info. E. Rowan, 3BR/2BA, deck, all electric, no pets. $750/mo + $750 dep. Sect. 8 OK. Credit check. 704-293-0168. E. Spencer - 2 BR, 1 BA, access. wheelchair Includes stove, refrigerator. Section 8 ok, vets ok. 704-639-0155


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. Refrigerator, stove furnished. Rent $725, Dep., $700. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

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

Salisbury 4BR/2BA, brick ranch, basement, 2,000 SF, garage, nice area. $1,195/mo. 704-630-0695

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.

Salisbury City, Near Rowan Regional Medical Center. 4BR /2½BA, 2 car garage, fenced-in yard, many ugrades. $1,400 per month, $1,000 deposit, one year minimum. Credit check & references required. 704-232-0823 Salisbury

Great Convenient Location!

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 N. Fulton St., 2BR/1BA Duplex, limit 3, no pets, $525/month + deposit. 704-855-2100 Salisbury, 1314 Lincolnton Rd., 2 BR, 1 BA brick house. Hardwood floors throughout, close to Jake Alexander Blvd. Wallace Realty 704-636-2021 Salisbury, in country. 3BR, 2BA. With in-law apartment. $1000/mo. No pets. Deposit & ref. 704855-2100 Salisbury, S. Main St, 3BR/1½BA, cent. H/A, W/D hookup, big kitchen, stove & refrig, garage, $550/mo. Application is req'd and deposit req'd. M-F 9am5pm. 704-637-3889

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. Call 336-798-6157 Houses: 3BRs, 1BA. Apartments: 2 & 3 BR's, 1BA Deposit required. Faith Realty 704-630-9650 Hurley School area. 3BR, 2BA. Carport, fenced yard. Storage building. Newly remodeled. $800/mo. + deposit. Call 704-636-8058 Kannapolis -604 Carolyn Ave, 2 BR, 1 BA Duplex, $475/mo.; 1704 Moose Rd, 3 BR, 1 BA, $675/mo. KREA 704-933-2231

Lake Front

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

Manufactured Home for Rent Between Salis. & China Grove. 2BR. No pets. Appl. & trash pickup incl. $475/ mo + dep. 704-855-7720 Camp Rd, 2BR, 1BA. Appls, water, sewer, trash incl. Pet OK. $475/mo. + $475 dep. 704-279-7463 Carson H.S. Area–2 BR, 1 BA. $400/mo. 3 BR, 2 BA, $485/mo. + dep. NO PETS! 704-239-2833 East Area. 2BR, water, trash. Limit 2. Dep. req. No pets. Call 704-6367531 or 704-202-4991 East area. Completely remodeled 1BR. Perfect for one or two people. Trash & lawn service. $360/mo. + deposit. 704-640-2667

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

East Rowan. 2BR. trash and lawn service included. No pets. $450 month. 704-433-1255

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

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

Salisbury/Spencer 2, 4 & 5 BR $450-$850/mo. 704202-3644 or leave message. No calls after 7pm

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

Salisbury/Spencer area 2-6 BR houses. Cent. heat & AC. $550- $850/ month. Jim 704-202-9697

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.

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

2 to 5 BR. HUD Section 8. Nice homes, nice st areas. Call us 1 . 704-630-0695

Salisbury, city. 2BR, 1BA. Stove, refrigerator. New carpet. $500/mo., $500 dep. 704-633-4081

Colonial Village Apts.

Eaman Park Apts. 2BR, 1BA. Near Salisbury High. $375/mo. Newly renovated. No pets. 704-798-3896

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

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Roxie D. Overcash, 1116 Circle Dr., China Grove, NC 28023-5634. 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 12th 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 5th day of January, 2011. Floyd Delano Overcash, Executor of the estate of Roxie D. Overcash, File #10E1056, 1116 Circle Dr., China Grove, NC 28023-5634 No. 60922 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator CTA of the Estate of Lilliesteen Moore Harris, 1504 West Horah 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 13th 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 3rd day of January, 2011. John T. Hudson, ACTA, for the estate of Lilliesteen Moore Harris, deceased, File 10E32, 122 N. Lee Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 Attorney at Law, John T. Hudson, Doran, Shelby, Pethel & Hudson, 122 N. Lee St., Salisbury, NC 28144

No. 60924

Spencer. 3BRs & 2BAs. Remodeled. Great area! Owner financing available. 704-202-2696

Office and Commercial Rental

1st 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

Body Shop Concord area, across from hospital. Body shop/detail shop. Great location. Frame rack, paint booth, turn key ready. 704-622-0889

Faith. 2BR, 1BA. Water, trash, lawn maint. incl. No pets. Ref. $425. 704-2794282 or 704-202-3876 Hurley School Rd. 2 BR, 2 BA. Nice yard, subdivision. Central air/ heat. $460/mo. + dep. 704-640-5750 Landis. 3BR, 2 full BA. Laminate hardwood, fireplace, Jacuzzi tub. Incl. water, sewer & trash. $575 + dep. 704-202-3790 Rockwell. 2BR, 2BA. Appl., water, sewer, trash service incl. $500/mo. + dep. Pets OK. 704-279-7463 Salis 3990 Statesville Blvd., Lot 12, 3BR/2BA, $439/mo. + dep. FOR SALE OR RENT! 704-640-3222 West & South Rowan. 2 & 3 BR. No pets. Perfect for 3. Water included. Please call 704-857-6951

Rooms for Rent Long Ferry Rd area & Grove St. Starting at $75/wk, utilities incl'd, small dep req'd. 704-469-8657 MILLER HOTEL Rooms for Rent Weekly $110 & up 704-855-2100 Salisbury

China Grove. 1200 sq ft. $800/mo + deposit. Call 704-855-2100

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

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Houses for 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

AAA+ Apartments $425-$950/mo. Chambers Realty 704-637-1020 Singlewide, 3BR/2BA, on ¾ acre, wooded lot, newly renovated, all appliances, well water 704-633-8533 after 5pm

Condos and Townhomes


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

1, 2, & 3 BR Huge Apartments, very nice. $375 & up. 704-754-1480 Knox Farm Subdivision. Beautiful lots available now starting at $19,900. B&R Realty 704.633.2394

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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 Off Airport Rd. 3BR, 1½BA brick house. Hrd flrs. 1 acre lot. $575/mo. $300 sec. deposit. 704-326-5073

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

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

NOTICE OF SALE In accordance with North Carolina General Statue Chapter 44A and in order to satisfy lien assertion for unpaid rent, the following units will be sold at public auction on January 7, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. to the highest bidder. The sale will be conducted by P.S. Orangeco, Inc. and/or Shurgard TRS, Inc. at the Public Storage Location facilities identified below. Public Storage, 1730 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., Salisbury, NC 28147 Rabackoff, Justin Boxes/Bags/Totes D017 Woodruff, William Boxes/ Bags/Totes; Electronics/Computers D022 G027 Sloan, Jr., Vernon Books/Files/Cabinets; Boxes/Bags/Totes; Furniture G036 Smith, Alisha Bedding/Clothing; Boxes/Bags/Totes; Furniture Sherman, Sweetie Boxes/Bags/Totes; Electronics/Computers I014 Parker, Rachel Boxes/Bags/Totes; Furniture; Tools K012 K013 Harding, Kimberly Furniture; Toys K050 Linkins, Lisa Boxes/Bags/Totes; Furniture R030 Sexton, Ruth Boxes/Bags/Totes; Furniture No. 60921 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING SUP 01-10 ADO 01-10 TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011


J. NEWTON COHEN, SR. MEETING ROOM at the J. NEWTON COHEN, SR. ROWAN COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING 130 W. Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 At the date, time and place indicated herein, the Rowan County Board of Commissioners will conduct a hearing to consider the following: SUP 01-10 Orica USA Inc. is requesting a special use permit to allow a 1,344 sq. ft. office expansion to an existing non-conforming use located at 2075 High Rock Rd., Gold Hill further identified as Rowan County Tax Parcel 538 027. ADO 01-10 The Rowan County Planning and Development Department requests consideration of multiple amendments to the Rowan County Road Name, Road Sign and Address Display Ordinance. Please contact the Rowan County Planning Department, located at 402 North Main Street, Salisbury, NC (704) 216-8588, to request a copy of the above referenced applications. This is the 5th day of January 2011 Carolyn Athey, Clerk to the Board of Commissioners This notice to run January 7, 2011 and January 14, 2011 No. 60919 AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE, North Carolina, Rowan County - 10 SP 853 In the matter of the foreclosure of the Deed of Trust of Paula G. Miller and Barry W. Miller, Grantor(s) To: TRSTE, Inc., Trustee, and Wachovia Bank, National Association, Beneficiary, See Substitution of Trustee as recorded in Deed Book 1167, Page 203, Rowan County Registry, appointing Richard J. Kania as Substitute Trustee. Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in that certain deed of trust executed and delivered by the above-named Grantors to Wachovia Bank, National Association, dated January 16, 2004 filed for record on January 16, 2004, securing indebtedness in the original principal amount of $82,215.00 as recorded in Deed of Trust Book 997, Page 935, Rowan County Registry (hereinafter, the "Deed of Trust") and because of the default of in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured and the failure of to carry out or perform the stipulations and agreements therein contained and pursuant to the demand of the owner and holder of the indebtedness secured by the Deed of Trust, and pursuant to the Order of the Clerk of Superior Court for Rowan County, North Carolina, entered in this foreclosure proceeding, the undersigned, Richard J. Kania, Substitute Trustee, will expose for sale at public auction on: January 18, 2011 at 11:00AM at the usual place of sale as designated by the Clerk of Court for foreclosure sales at the Rowan County Courthouse, Salisbury, North Carolina, the real property in Rowan County, North Carolina (including any improvements thereon), with the address of 530 Miller Road, China Grove, NC 28023, and as more fully described as follows: BEING all of that parcel on the western side of Miller Road, said parcel described in a deed to Barry W. Miller, said deed dated August 14, 2006 and recorded in Book 1073, Page 131, Rowan County Registry. Reference to said deed is hereby made for a more description. PIN: 11402501 Address: 530 Miller Road, China Grove, NC 28023. The sale will be made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, restrictions and easements of record and assessments, if any. The record owner of the above-described real property as reflected on the records of the County Register of Deeds not more than ten (10) days prior to the posting of this Notice is: Barry W. Miller 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 County Clerk of Superior Court. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007 may, after receiving this notice of the 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. Pursuant to N.C.Gen.Stat. 45-21.10(b), and the terms of the Deed of Trust, any successful bidder may be required to deposit with the Trustee immediately upon conclusion of the sale a cash deposit of the greater of five per cent (5%) percent of the amount bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00). Any successful bidder shall be required to tender the full balance purchase price so bid in cash or certified check at the time the Trustee tenders to him a deed for the property or attempts to tender such deed, and should said successful bidder fail to pay the full balance purchase price so bid at the time, he shall remain liable on his bid as provided for in N.C.Gen.Stat. 45-21.30 (d) and (e). This sale will be held open ten (10) days for upset bids as required by law. Richard J. Kania, Substitute Trustee 600-A Centrepark Drive, Asheville, North Carolina 22805 (828) 252-8010, 785985 1/7, 01/14/2011 No. 60920 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE, North Carolina, Rowan County 10 SP 1037 In the matter of the foreclosure of the Deed of Trust of Hugh Mason Stowe, Grantor (s) To: TRSTE, Inc., Trustee, and Wachovia Bank, National Association, Beneficiary, See Substitution of Trustee as recorded in Deed Book 1169, Page 273, Rowan County Registry, appointing Richard J. Kania as Substitute Trustee. Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in that certain deed of trust executed and delivered by the above-named Grantors to Wachovia Bank, National Association, dated April 19, 2006 filed for record on May 5, 2006, securing indebtedness in the original principal amount of $52,062.00 as recorded in Deed of Trust Book 1064, Page 898, Rowan County Registry (hereinafter, the "Deed of Trust") and because of the default of in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured and the failure of to carry out or perform the stipulations and agreements therein contained and pursuant to the demand of the owner and holder of the indebtedness secured by the Deed of Trust, and pursuant to the Order of the Clerk of Superior Court for Rowan County, North Carolina, entered in this foreclosure proceeding, the undersigned, Richard J. Kania, Substitute Trustee, will expose for sale at public auction on: January 18, 2011 at 11:00AM at the usual place of sale as designated by the Clerk of Court for foreclosure sales at the Rowan County Courthouse, Salisbury, North Carolina, the real property in Rowan County, North Carolina (including any improvements thereon), with the address of 811 Carolyn Avenue, Kannapolis, NC 28083, and as more fully described as follows: Tract 1 : Lying and being in China Grove Township, Rowan County, North Carolina, and being Lot No. 8 of Block A of the ADA Sloop Honeycutt property. This lot is not shown on the recorded map of the said ADA Sloop Honeycutt property but it lies just north of and adjoins Lot No. 7 of Block A of said property, this latter lot being shown on the recorded map of the ADA Sloop Honeycutt property. This is the same property as described in deed book 259, page 237, in the Rowan County Registry. Tract 2: being Lot No.1 in Block "4", as shown on the map of "Jackson Park Addition", a deed of said property being on file in the office of register of deeds in book 337, page 216 at the Rowan County Registry. Said two tracts being all that property described in a deed to Hugh Mason Stowe, dated 6-29-2003, and recorded in Book 980, Page 112. The sale will be made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, restrictions and easements of record and assessments, if any. The record owner of the above-described real property as reflected on the records of the County Register of Deeds not more than ten (10) days prior to the posting of this Notice is: Denise G. Stowe, Denise G. Stowe, Administrator of the Estate of Hugh Mason Stowe An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 4521.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the County Clerk of Superior Court. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007 may, after receiving this notice of the 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. Pursuant to N.C.Gen.Stat. 45-21.10(b), and the terms of the Deed of Trust, any successful bidder may be required to deposit with the Trustee immediately upon conclusion of the sale a cash deposit of the greater of five per cent (5%) percent of the amount bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00). Any successful bidder shall be required to tender the full balance purchase price so bid in cash or certified check at the time the Trustee tenders to him a deed for the property or attempts to tender such deed, and should said successful bidder fail to pay the full balance purchase price so bid at the time, he shall remain liable on his bid as provided for in N.C.Gen.Stat. 45-21.30 (d) and (e). This sale will be held open ten (10) days for upset bids as required by law. Richard J. Kania, Substitute Trustee 600-A Centrepark Drive, Asheville, North Carolina 22805 (828) 252-8010, 785986 1/7, 01/14/2011

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is not a side effect of either medication, but you should seek the advice of your prescribing physician for the final word on the subject. Most twitching is benign and not an indication of a serious medical problem. It can likely be handled without medical intervention; however, more serious and uncommon symptoms should be brought to a physician’s attention for evaluation. Technically known as blepharospasm, involuntary eye twitching is related to the nervous system. Benign twitches may be related to stress, fatigue, eyestrain, caffeine intake, allergies, a nutritional imbalance, dry eyes and alcohol use. A year is simply too long for you to suffer from this annoying condition. Unless there has been increased stress at work or at home, you are consuming more caffeine than you should or you have a viable explanation, I urge you to see your primary-care physician, ophthalmologist or neurologist. You might be helped by allergy medication, Botox injections or drug therapy. Perhaps your drug combination is too strong and something as simple as a dose reduction might alleviate the problem. Because of the possibility of an allergy involvement, I am sending you a copy of my Health Report “Allergies.” Other readers who would like a copy should send a self-addressed stamped No. 10 envelope and a $2 check or money order made payable to Newsletter and mailed to Newsletter, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092-0167. Be sure to mention the title or

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my’s two heart tricks, played a trump to his ace, ruffed his last heart on the board, noting West’s queen, cashed the club king, and played a club to his queen. Clearly West had begun with 2-3-5-3 distribution and was a candidate for a Morton’s Fork. Declarer led his spade nine, leaving West with no riposte. If West had played his 10, a second round of spades would have endplayed him to open up diamonds. And when West won with his ace and returned the spade 10, South took his queen, played a club to dummy’s 10, and discarded two diamonds on the king-jack of spades.

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To end the week, let’s look at a couple of deals that made the short lists for the International Bridge Press Association awards and caught my eye but not that of the jury. If you were South, how would you plan the play in five clubs after West leads a low heart? North’s one-heart response showed four or more spades; his double was for takeout; and his three-diamond cue-bid asked partner to bid three no-trump with a diamond stopper. Then North did well not to pass, because three no-trump would have been hopeless after a diamond lead. The declarer was Yury Khiuppenen, playing for Russia in the 2009 Bermuda Bowl in Brazil. He was confident that West had the

diamond ace. And if East had the spade ace, the contract was doomed. Should declarer play a spade to his nine, hoping East had the 10 and establishing three spade tricks? Maybe — but that could wait. Khiuppenen took dum-



Dear Dr. Gott: I am a 58year-old male. Over the last year, I have developed a twitch or spasm around my left eye. I take hydrochlorothiazide and Accupril for my high blood pressure. Can you tell me what is going on? Dear Reader: Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) is a diuretic (water pill) that treats hypertension and helps prevent the body from absorbing too much salt, which can lead to fluid retention. It is prescribed for people with kidney disorders, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure and other conditions. Side effects can include loss of appetite, lightDR. PETER headedness, diarrhea, GOTT dizziness, temporary blurred vision, low potassium and loss of appetite. Severe allergic reactions can produce hives, difficulty breathing, low urine output, muscle pain or cramps and more. Accupril is an angiotensinconverting enzyme (ACE inhibitor), also used to treat hypertension and heart failure. As with many drugs, it can be prescribed for other, seemingly unrelated conditions as well. Side effects can include cough (known as an ACE inhibitor cough), lightheadedness, nausea, fatigue, headache and more. Severe allergic reactions are similar to those of HCTZ. To the best of my knowledge, eye twitching

You might take it upon yourself to establish far more important objectives than usual in future months. Whether or not you’ll be able to do all of them will depend upon your knowledge, skills and the time you have allotted. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — There is no need to let friends pressure you into making a commitment to do something that you feel you won’t enjoy or for which you can’t justify spending the money. Be your own person. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Poor sportsmanship could tarnish your image, so be sure, when you involve yourself in a competitive event, to remain graceful and gracious should you lose. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Just because someone you know is a far better talker than most people doesn’t mean this person’s ideas are better than yours or anybody else’s. Follow your own thinking. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Keep to yourself anything that your instincts warn you not to share. Usually when your inner voice speaks, it is wise to heed its advice. To go against it is folly of the highest order. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Normally you are someone who faces the truth and doesn’t beat around the bush, so it is a surprise to see you being an apple polisher for someone you think can do you a favor. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — If you aren’t attentive to instructions on to how to do handle something or tackle a particular job, when you try to do it, you will wish you had been a better listener. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — You’re not usually much of a gambler, but if you’ve been on a losing streak in general, you might attempt to take a chance on a social game that you’re playing with friends. Better keep the stakes low, and know when to fold ‘em. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Abide by the original plans that you and your friends agreed to, even if you now believe that, because they have lost their luster, you would like to do something different. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Be prepared to come up with some pretty imaginative excuses when explaining to a friend why you didn’t do a favor for him/her as you had promised, or expect to lose all creditability. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — If you don’t have as tight of a grip on your credit cards as you should, chances are you will go hog wild and load them up with a lot of imprudent purchases. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Making huge issues out of situations you normally wouldn’t blink over is deliberately asking for trouble to erupt within the household. Get back in character and be tolerant of your kin. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Usually, creative and imaginative ideas abound within you, whether they are about what to do or where to go, but not so currently. Let someone else make the plans. Know where to look for romance and you’ll find it. The Astro-Graph Matchmaker instantly reveals which signs are romantically perfect for you. Mail $3 to Astro-Graph, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092-0167.

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The Pacific Northwest remains wet and snowy, while snow also persists across the the Northeast on Friday. A low pressure system over the Great Lakes will continue moving eastward and into the Northeastern US. Throughout the day, this system will push a cold front southeastward over the Ohio River Valley and toward the East Coast. Expect more snow across the northern Appalachian Mountains with accumulation ranging from 2 to 4 inches. Heavier snowfall is likely along the western and northwestern areas of the Appalachians, as upslope flow will aid in the development of snowfall. More lake effect snow will develop over the eastern shores of the Great Lakes as strong flow from the west persists. Cold air from Canada will pour in behind this system. Expect cold conditions to persist in the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest with highs ranging in the teens and overnight lows dipping to the negative teens. Strong winds with gusts up to 25 mph are also expected, thus, wind chills overnight will dip into the negative 30s. The Midwest and Ohio River Valley will remain slightly warmer with highs in the 20s and 30s. Out West, a low pressure system dips in from British Columbia and pushes a front over the Pacific Northwest. This system brings more rain to Washington and Portland, with snow in the Cascades and Northern Rockies. High pressure will remain over California and the Southwest, allowing for more cool and sunny weather. In the South, high pressure dominates the Southeastern US and allows for cool and dry conditions. Highs in the 50s and 60s will prevail with overnight lows in the 30s. A cold front moving through the Southern Plains will create another chilly day for Texas and Oklahoma.

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