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Lighting up at the DSS may get even tougher


Board set to take action over smokers who ignore signs at entrances BY KARISSA MINN


Shelia Hargrave, left, talks with Pastor Annalee Allen before a New Tomorrows meeting at Park Avenue Methodist Church. New Tomorrows is a training program offered by the church to the homeless and needy.

Church builds relationships with neighbors to fight fear BY EMILY FORD

hen Annalee Allen arrived at Park Avenue United Methodist Church in 2005 as a first-time pastor, she started each morning by cleaning the sheltered entrance. She removed beer bottles. Drug paraphernalia. Condoms. People even used this historic church, built in 1916 and anchor of the pivotal Park Avenue neighborhood, as a bathroom. When Allen arrived at Park Avenue United Methodist, a church once so full of children that teachers held Sunday school classes in the bell tower, she found bullet holes in more than a dozen windows and an average weekly attendance of about 20 people. She found drug deals on the corner, one of the most notorious intersections in Salisbury — Park Avenue and North Shaver Street. She found a congregation caring deeply and profoundly for each other, and soon for her, but still wounded emotionally from the murders of two beloved members in 1992, gunned down in their home across the street. “Fear was very present,” Allen said. “Within the church was a feeling that they were just here, just existing. Almost like they were waiting for something.” For something else bad.


James ‘Bubba’ Phillips helps Pastor Annalee Allen with a pall blanket at Park Avenue Methodist Church. Phillips graduated from New Tomorrows and is now the church janitor.

United Methodist Church now opens its doors every weekday to more than a dozen homeless people for Opening the doors an instructional proThe church had closed itself off from the gram called New Todeteriorating neighborhood, figuratively and morrows. literally. In the 1980s, the church tore down Congregation the parsonage, moving its pastor to a home members say New in another community. Tomorrows is one of After numerous break-ins and the murthe best things the ders of B.P. and Ruby Tutterow, the church church has ever bricked up more than two dozen windows. done. But over the past six years, slowly and Class participants gently, Allen has worked to reopen the walk two blocks from church, teaching members to serve the Rowan Helping Minneighborhood they once feared. istries to the church, With a steadfast faith in God and calm de- where they learn to termination, Allen, 43, a former shoe store cook, practice yoga, manager, has encouraged church members study the Bible and A bullet hole in a window at the front of Park Avenue United Methodist to open their hearts and reach out to the less more. offers a view of the house where B.P. and Ruby Tutterow were murfortunate in the Park Avenue neighborhood. Dianne Scott, for“She keeps pushing them gently former executive direc- dered in October 1992. The church members’ murder sent shockwaves ward,” said Sally Langford, the United tor for Rowan Helping through the congregation. Methodist district supervisor who assigned Ministries, calls Allen Allen to Park Avenue. “And generally, Downtown Salisbury Cooperative Parish. a visionary. they’ve come along with her.” The cooperative parish, unique in the re“She does not easily get discouraged,” gion, was Allen’s idea, Langford said. A new prayer garden graces the church’s Scott said. “She can’t get up the mountain “She has great vision for what to do with front yard. Anyone is welcome. one way, she comes around and tries to ministry,” Langford said. “She has great pasThe church hosts neighborhood picnics in climb it another way.” sion for growing whatever situation she is Cannon Park and at Halloween, a trunk or A growing vision in, for imagining how the church can ministreat. Anyone may attend. Allen’s assignment in Salisbury has ter to the community.” This winter, standing on the porch once so grown. Assisted by her husband Craig Allen, While the three churches remain indedefiled, church members handed out 47 blankets and 41 cups of hot chocolate. Anoth- a student at Hood Theological Seminary, she pendent, they share ideas and collaborate on now serves three United Methodist churches weekly service projects like a clothing closer Sunday, they handed out dozens of — Park Avenue, Coburn Memorial and Main scarves and gloves. See CHURCH, 11A Street — and has created the mission-driven Perhaps most remarkably, Park Avenue

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Two county departments are considering widening their bans on the use of tobacco products to their entire campuses. The Rowan County Board of Social Services will discuss changing its tobacco policy at Tuesday’s meeting at the Department of Social Services, 1813 East Innes St., Salisbury. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. The Board of Health also plans to consider the changes on Feb. 8. In 2006, the county boards of social services and health adopted policies — with the approval of county commissioners — that allowed their departments to ban smoking within 50 feet of their facilities’ main entrances. “These policies have worked well since adoption; however, the public continues to ignore the posted signs and smoke near the main entrance,” Social Services Director Sandra Wilkes wrote in a letter attached to Tuesday’s agenda. “In addition, since the new DSS facility has been completed and occupied, the number of smokers congregating in smoking and non-smoking areas in front of the building has increased.” Wilkes wrote that directors of both departments have agreed to request that the boards consider adopting a “stronger and more comprehensive ‘Tobacco Free’ policy” for the outside areas surrounding the health department and DSS. The amended policy would ban the use of tobacco products by staff members and visitors at any time on either campus. Tobacco use already is prohibited inside department buildings or vehicles. In other news, the Board of Social Services plan to introduce Tuesday the new DSS safety officer, Michael Buchanan, who joined the staff Jan. 3. “This position was created to help ensure a safe environment for both employees and visitors to DSS,” Wilkes wrote. “Michael will introduce himself and describe his duties.” Also at Tuesday’s meeting, Jon Hunter will advise Board of Social Services members about the Feb. 4 One Church One Child meeting, where Ernie Kirchin will speak about prescription drug abuse. Contact reporter Karissa Minn at 704-797-4222.

Proposed law would allow authorities to alter 911 tapes DURHAM (AP) — Officials in Durham want North Carolina lawmakers to give police permission to alter 911 calls before they are released to the public. The request came after the broadcast of a 911 call made a witness decide to stop talking with investigators. The witness’ voice was easily recognizable and the caller reported being threatened after it aired, Deputy Police Chief for Operations Steve Mihaich told The Herald-Sun of Durham. Mihaich didn’t release other details about the call. Recordings of 911 calls are public records, but the city wants to be able to only release transcripts of calls, digitally alter voices so they are not recognizable or allow reporters to listen to calls, but not be able to broadcast them. Durham is asking the state League of Municipalities and the state Association of County Commissioners to help them

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TOWN CRIER Community events TODAY • China Grove Community Blood Drive, 26:30 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 326 N. Main St., China Grove. For an appointment, call the Red Cross office at 704-633-3854 • Red Cross Blood Drive, 2:30-7 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 205 Saint Pauls Church Road. Walk-ins welcome. • The Kneeling Gardeners — 7 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, Kannapolis. Authors and Master Gardeners Joyce and Jim Lavene speak on their use of native plants in their writing. 704-933-1127. • Kannapolis City Council, 6 p.m. at the train station, 201 S. Main St. • Salisbury-Rowan Board of Education, 5 p.m., 110 S. Long St., East Spencer. • Rowan County Planning Board, 7:30 p.m., 130 W. Innes St.

TUESDAY • Habitat Day at participating Cabarrus restaurants. Eat at the following restaurants and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Habitat Cabarrus: Afton Tavern, Bob Evans, Carino’s Italian, Foster’s Grille, Longhorn Steakhouse, Old Stone Vino and On the Border. • Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society spring concert rehearsals, beginning 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 25, Coburn Memorial United Methodist Church, for all interested singers 16 years and older, 901 S. Church St.,

WEDNESDAY • “Plato Not Prozac” — 4-5:30 p.m., Wednesday and 7-8:30 p.m., Thursday: Dr. Jim Spiceland leads discussion of book by Lou Marinoff. Held at Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. (lower level Haven Lutheran Church), no cost to attend, pre-registration requested, 704-647-0999,

THURSDAY • Piedmont Players’ “The Three Musketeers” — Jan. 27-30, Feb. 2-5. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471. • “Carolina Gator Gumbo” at the Davis Theater,7:30 p.m. Cajun and Creole band plays the music of southwest Louisiana, $10, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord, 704-920-2753, www.cabarrusarts

FRIDAY • Red Cross Blood Drive, 2-6:30 p.m., Granite Quarry Elementary, 118 S. Walnut St., Granite Quarry. For an appointment, call Patty Helms at 704-279-2154.

YESTERDAY: Buck Station baseball Buddy Gettys, former mayor of Spencer, provided this photograph of the Buck Steam Station’s baseball team from the 1950s. Gettys grew up in Dukeville, the village associated with the steam plant. He wrote in a recent guest column that the Buck men’s team played Landis, China Grove, Cooleemee and mill teams in Salisbury as part of a local industrial league. It also played other power plants, including Dan River, Cliffside, Riverbend and Allen. ‘Baseball was a big deal for Duke Power Co.,’ Gettys said. ‘Being a star could weigh more on a job application than other qualifications.’ Gettys (first row, far left) was the youngest player in this photograph. Emil Sparger (first row, far right), Jim Sharpe (second row, second from right) and Craig Bennett (second row, third from left) were among three former professional players on the team. The players were, front row, left to right: Gettys, Cary Grant, Douglas Truesdale, Jim Everson, Ted Stroupe and Sparger; second row, left to right (standing): Kenneth Queen, Day McCoy, Bennett, Taft McCoy, Gary West, Talmadge Broughton, Sharpe and John Leonard. Gettys worked at Buck Steam Station in the summers while going to school.

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• “American Heroes” Family Concert by Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, 4 p.m., Varick Auditorium, Livingstone College, featuring the All-County Fifth Grade Honors Chorus; tickets at door, $2-$17, /performancestextonly.asp • Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-5:30 p.m., Salem Evangelical Lutheran, 5080 Sherrills Ford Road. For an appointment, call Penny Barger at 704-636-0352.

TUESDAY, Feb. 1 • Salisbury City Council, 4 p.m., City Hall, 217 S. Main St. (Shown on Access16 Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays at 9 a.m., 3 p.m., 8 p.m.) • China Grove Board of Aldermen, 7 p.m., Town Hall, 205 Swink St., China Grove.

THURSDAY, Feb. 3 • Old Courthouse Theatre’s “Divorce Southern Style” — 8 p.m., Feb. 3-5, 11-12, 18-19; 2:30 p.m., Feb. 6, 13, 20, tickets $15/$12/$10, 49 Spring St,. SW, Concord, 704-788-2405.

MONDAY, Feb. 7 • Rowan County Board of Commissioners, 3 p.m., 130 W. Innes St. • Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners work session, 3:30 p.m., Cabarrus County Governmental Center, 65 Church Street, SE, Concord.

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and circulatory function by increasing oxygen consumption. Running, walking, swimming, bicycling are such activities. Fries started this study in 1984 when the “jogging craze” just began. Many scientist thought that the vigorous exercise would do older folks more harm than good. Some even feared that the long term effect of jogging would increase the chance of orthopedic running injuries. Fries saw this differently. He thought that regular exercise would lead to an extended high-quality life free of disabilities. Before this study he didn’t necessarily feel that exercise would extend longevity, but he felt it would shorten the period at the end of life when people couldn’t carry out the daily tasks on their own. Starting this study with 538 runners all older than 50, the participants ran an average of 4 hours per week. Yearly, they would answer questions about their ability to perform everyday activities such as walking, dressing themselves, grooming, getting out of chair and gripping objects. Of course, as they aged, their running time declined to an average of 76 minutes per week, but they were still seeing health benefits.

So did they find the fountain of youth? Of the groups of runners and non-runners in the study, on an average both groups were seeing disabilities after 21 years of aging, but it started much later. Runners’ initial disability were 16 years later than nonrunners. That is very impressive if you ask me. Not only did running delay disability, but that gap between the runner group and non-runner group got bigger with time. Even Fries and his team did not expect this. The health benefits of exercise are greater than researchers expected. Fries was surprised the gap between the runners and nonrunners continues to widen, even when the participants in the study entered the ninth decade of their lives. Of course, eventually everyone has to face the inevitable, but so far the effect of running on delaying death has also been more dramatic than the scientists expected. Not surprisingly, running has slowed cardio-vascular deaths but has also been associated with fewer early deaths from cancer, neurological disease, infections and other causes. I know what you are thinking! I bet the knee replacements on runners are through

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the roof! An article in the August issue of American Journal of Preventative Medicine showed that running was not associated with greater rates of osteoarthritis in elderly runners. Fries said that runners do not require more total knee replacements than non-runners. Before you start “going crazy” and start running your little heart out, check with your doctor if it is the right thing to do, though. As mentioned earlier, this study has been done on runners, but Fries also feels that the benefits seen in this running study are also from aerobic exercises. Fries says that all the wonderful effects are probably due to the great cardiovascular health, a greater lean body mass and healthier habits in general. So yes, if your doctor is OK with you starting a running program, you can contact David Freeze, who is a certified USATF coach with tons of running experience and knowledge. His phone number is 704-3106741. If you already are participating in wonderful aerobic activities such as walking, swimming, bicycling ... stick with it. We are all drinking from the fountain of youth.

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Q: I read your article this past week and in the AARP magazine I read an article on the “Fountain of Youth.” I think it is another great story to share with the Salisbury Post readers. Would you share that with them? A: As I mentioned, I think it is a great follow up on this past week’s column on aging and weightlifting. The story this person is referring to is that Stanford University came out with a study that ESTER regular running MARSH slows the effects of aging. I know what you are thinking: “Tell me more!” The Stanford University School of medicine has conducted a study of more than 20 years tracking more than 500 runners over the age of 50 years of old. The senior author of this study is Dr. James Fries, a professor of Medicine at Stanford Medical school. Even though this particular study is done on runners, Fries says “that if you have to pick one thing to make people healthier as they age, it would be aerobic exercise.” Aerobic exercise is any cardio that improves respiratory


• Winter Flight 8K, NC State 8K Championship, 28th Annual, benefits Rowan Helping Ministries, • Big Band Dance with The Salisbury Swing Band at JF Hurley Family YMCA — 7-10 p.m., Jan. 29, $5 entry fee, bring a snack to share. 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.




Hospital proposes new hospice facility BY EMILY FORD

Rowan Regional Medical Center plans to ask the city to allow development of a 14-bed Rowan County Hospice facility. The proposed 15,287-square-foot building would stand at 1229 Statesville Blvd., along the south side of the street and across from the intersection with Meadowbrook Road. The hospital’s request will go before the Salisbury Planning Board at 4 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 217 S. Main St. The hospital will request an amendment to the city’s Land Development Ordinance & Land Development District Map by rezoning approximately 6 acres to amend an existing Conditional District Overlay, permitting the development the facility. The Planning Board agenda also includes district map amendments requested by the following: • Penny and Terry Sides, to rezone approximately one-half acre at 601 Faith Road from Urban Residential to Residential Mixed-Use. • City of Salisbury, to rezone approximately 17 acres, or 15 parcels, along multiple streets west of Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. from General Residential and Corridor Mixed-Use to Light Industrial. The location includes industrial properties located along Mildred Avenue, Lumber Street, Railroad Street, and East Harrison Street, including such businesses as Goodman Lumber, Akzo Nobel and Graham Roofing. • Jake Alexander/A&H Investments Inc., to rezone .86 acres at 825 E. Liberty St. from Urban residential to Corridor Mixed-Use. The location is vacant property located at the corner of East Liberty Street and North Arlington Street. Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704797-4264.

Democrats, GOP take new roles at NC session start RALEIGH (AP) — Democratic Sen. Linda Garrou used to have a key post in the Senate majority, a spacious corner office, extra research assistants and the ear of Senate leader Marc Basnight. People listened intently to what she said because she held sway on forming the state’s $19 billion budget. Now, the longtime appropriations committee chairwoman has to squeeze into one-quarter the size of her previous office. On the same day reporters peppered the GOP senator that took over her old office for hints on the budget, Garrou spent time vacuuming the dust stuck behind her credenza. And Basnight is about gone, set to resign after 26 years in the Senate the day before Democrats officially lose their Senate majority for the first time since 1898. Basnight’s own corner spot awaits expected successor GOP Sen. Phil Berger. “I cannot bring myself to walk over and see Sen. Basnight’s office, I can’t do that. I know that I’ll have to, but I can’t,” said Garrou, D-Forsyth. “It’s ... the end of an era.” While power shifting is commonplace in other states, Democrats aren’t used to being the minority in North Carolina’s Legislature. As the GOP takes charge of both chambers for the first time in 141 years, Democrats are trying to find their bearings, anxious to know how they’ll respond without any real power and how they’ll be treated by their political rivals. Will 2011 be about GOP revenge, or about cooperation and civility? “It is the great unknown,” said Rep. Alice Bordsen, D-Alamance, who led two committees while in the majority. She’ll have no need for gavels the next two years — House Democrats aren’t getting any committee chairmanships. She said her new role is to speak out about GOP policies she believes will harm the state: “I have to become a little noisier.” Berger and presumptive House Speaker Thom Tillis, who’ve been prepping for weeks for Wednesday’s historic opening session by hiring



MONDAY January 24, 2011

Atwell fire chief passes the torch BY SUSAN SHINN For the Salisbury Post

CHINA GROVE — Spend any time with members of volunteer fire departments, and you’ll discover the tight-knit bond shared by this brotherhood. When there are successes, it is everyone’s success. When one firefighter falls, each one is affected. On Saturday evening, more than 70 firefighters of Atwell Volunteer Fire Department and their families came together for a Service of Commitment and Prayer at Concordia Lutheran Church. The service honored a transition of chiefs, from Gary McLaughlin, who retired in that position, to Tim Beaver, who was promoted from assistant chief. Both men started with the fire department as teens, and both served in their previous positions for 21 years. It was the longest tenure of the six chiefs who have served Atwell, said Chaplain Frank Greene. “Gary needs to have a little bit of attention,” Greene said before the service, which was a surprise for McLaughlin, Beaver and their wives. “He likes to fly under the radar.” N e i t h e r McLaughlin nor Beaver likes to talk much about themselves, or seek attention. Rather, they are men of action. During the service, Greene talked about King Solomon, and the unchanging God he served. Greene spoke of change as a positive thing, as a way of moving forward, as a signal of progress. McLaughlin’s pastor, the Rev. Ken Reed of Concordia, and Beaver’s pastor, the Rev. Robert Suttles of West Corinth Baptist Church, participated in the service with the laying on of hands of both men and their wives. The laying on of hands, Reed explained, means that God has made a promise, and the action is the signal that the person so honored is receiving a blessing. Reed likened being a chief’s wife to being a pastor’s wife — changes of plans happen at a moment’s notice, meals are missed. “It’s not an easy thing to do, and other people have benefitted from it,” he said. Babies murmured as they men received their blessings. Suttles characterized Beaver as a giver. “I’ve yet to find anything Tim won’t do for his church,” Suttles said. When Moses grew weary, Suttles said, he had the support of others. “Tim will help the department move into the future,” Suttles said, “but he cannot do it alone.” It doesn’t just take the commitment of the chief to make the fire department successful, Suttles said. It takes the whole department. Firefighters were asked to reaffirm their commitment to God, country, family, community and the fire department.

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Retiring Chief Gary McLaughlin, left, and new Chief Tim Beaver have served with Atwell Volunteer Fire Department since they were teenagers.

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After reading together the Firefighter’s Prayer, the group adjourned next door to the fire department for its annual banquet. Tables were laden with barbecue, ribs, slaw, french fries and all sorts of desserts. “It was a surprise party and I cooked,” said McLaughlin with a grin, who’d gotten up at 5 that morning to begin preparations for the meal. McLaughlin’s roots with the fire department run deep. “My grandfather was one of the

founders,” he said. His father was also a firefighter. “I came over here with my dad when I was just a little fellow — grew up here, really,” said McLaughlin, now 55. “I just enjoyed it and I wanted to do my part in the community.” He added, “We couldn’t operate without the other departments in the county. It’s a brotherhood — and a sisterhood, now,


13-year-olds donate birthday money to cystic fibrosis research BY CYNTHIA HOOPER For the Salisbury Post

The screams of a roomful of boys and girls made it sound like an ordinary birthday party, but this one was different, this one had a goal in mind. Friends Brittany McGee and Margaret Young, who turned 13 in November and December had been planning their joint birthday party since the fall. With the holidays so busy, they hadn’t been sure where or when to have it, but they knew what the end result would be. Friday night was the party, the 7th graders, from Erwin Middle school, decided that they would forgo any presents for themselves, instead asking friends to donate the gift money to cystic fibrosis (CF) research. When the Faith Legion heard about the party and the planned donation, they graciously offered the use of their facilities so the 50 guests would have plenty of space to celebrate. Everyone seemed to be having a wonderful time at the party, even though it was a school night. By the big smile on eight-year-old Gracie Hodge’s face, you would have thought the party was for her. In a way it was, the money raised will be donated in her honor to cystic fibrosis research, and hopefully someday will help find a cure for the disease she was diagnosed with when she was a few months shy of her fourth birthday. When Laura Hodge heard what the girls wanted to do she was ecstatic, “I was shocked, it’s somebody’s birthday and they are taking donations to help others, I am blown away,” she said. Gracie’s dad, Robert and Margaret’s

dad, Graham, have worked together at Freightliner for over 20 years. Margaret remembered going to spend time with the Hodge family when she was younger, that was when she met Gracie and learned about CF. The donation idea was hatched earlier this year when one of Brittney’s and Margaret’s teachers, Mr. Klinger, told them they were going to do a project this year that would make a difference in the world. “I always wanted to do something to help CF, but couldn’t think of anything to do. Since our birthdays are so close, we decided to have a party-and instead of presents, we asked for donations,” Margaret said. Right before they cut the cake, Graham Young gathered all the kids around and introduced them to Gracie, holding her up on his shoulder. As he spoke about CF and the struggles the family has gone through, one by one, guests began to find tears rolling down their cheeks, when Young saw them tearing up, his tears started as well. The tears were quickly replaced with screams of joy when Gracie announced that they had raised a whooping $655 so far, that does not include any pledges that were made. Wendy Miller, Brittany’s mother, was very impressed with the idea. “I am so proud of the girls and their dedication to the cause. I think it’s great when young people have compassion and concern for others.” Gracie thought it was great too and had a wonderful time dancing with all



Margaret Young, left, Gracie and Claire hodge and Brittany McGee pose together. McGee and Young donated their birthday money to cystic fibrosis research.

Olympians come to Salisbury always enjoy reading Ronnie Gallagher and Mike London’s columns about local athletes who have gone on to achieve significant status in college or professional sports. It is fun to hear about famous athletes who come here too, but seldom do they get to compete on the local stage. DAVID One of my faFREEZE vorite memories is of the Sunday afternoon that baseball great Mickey Mantle came to Salisbury and sat in the stands at Newman Park while his team of ex-professional athletes and current media and entertainers played a local all-star team. It didn’t matter who won, because the demand for Mantle’s autograph never ceased that afternoon. The fans came out to see him. One of the world’s most famous athletes, though past his prime, still made a very special visit to Salisbury. Mantle wore his baseball uniform, but never played. We all hoped he would hit at least once, but he didn’t. Mantle just kept signing those free autographs for anyone who wanted one. On Jan. 29th at Catawba College, many of the region’s best runners will come here to compete in the Road Runners Club of America 8K State Championship. The event is the 2011 Winter Flight 2011, the oldest 8K and the 4th oldest road race in North Carolina. The race has a rich history in its 28 years of existence. I recently came into possession of the race history, compiled for many years by Judy Zirt, who along with husband Bob, were the mainstays and backbone of the local running club for more than 20 years. The other day, while flipping


through a running magazine, I thought of how many times Olympic hopefuls had come here to compete. Some I knew, a few I raced against, but mostly I was just in awe of their abilities. The 8K female course record was established by Joan Nesbit in a time of 26 minutes and 48 seconds in the 1992 race. Nesbit is arguably the most famous of these and is considered a living legend among runners. Nesbit was a collegiate All-American and competed in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics in the 10K event. Her personal is best is 32:04, a spectacular time. She currently lives in the Carrboro area, still running and coaching others. Male course record holder is Hans Koeleman, a Dutch steeplechase champion. His time in Salisbury was 23 minutes and 35 seconds, set in 1988. That record is 22 years old and has not been approached since. Koeleman participated in the 1988 Summer Olympics in the steeplechase event. Runners leap over a tall hurdle and water stop while racing around a track during the steeplechase. Koeleman was the first Dutch athlete sponsored by Nike and became a VP with Nike later. He has been a consultant on many of the new running models, most notably the Air Max line. Other Olympic hopefuls included Jim Cooper, another steeplechase competitor from Charlotte. He was a favorite for the Olympic trials in 1988, but did not win. Cooper actually had the fastest time on record for a 5 mile race in Salisbury, but it was not on the current Winter Flight course. For two years in the early 80s, Winter Flight had both a 5 mile and 10 mile race. The course moved to Catawba College and it’s current 8K course in 1986. Five miles is just over 3 one hundredths of a mile longer than an 8K. Other Olympic hopefuls

were Julie and Mary Shea, who finished 1st and 2nd in the Olympic Trials 1,500 meter race and earned guaranteed slots for the 1980 Olympics. America boycotted that Olympics so the Shea sisters did not get to compete. Betty Springs, who married her coach and became Betty Springs Geiger, was 6th in the 10,000 meter trials for the 1988 Olympics. Only the top three qualify. This year, former winner and runner-up last year, Ryan Woods of Boone will return to try to retain the title. Woods is a former All-American and Olympic trials qualifier in the 1500 meter race prior to the 2004 Olympics. I hope I didn’t miss anyone, and better yet I hope that there will be a future Olympian competing this year. Several times I competed in a 10 mile race called the Virginia Ten Miler, annually held in Lynchburg. Once in that particular race, Frank Shorter and Bill Rodgers were entered. Shorter and Rodgers are the Richard Petty’s of road racing. The chance to run in the same race as these guys is a special memory of mine. The same has applied here in Salisbury for many of our local runners when some of the world’s best have competed. This year’s event will be special once again. Start time is 9:30 for the halfmile fun run for kids 12 and under. The 8K run and the 5K Health Walk both kick off at 10 a.m. All events are at Catawba College, and will use the surrounding roads and streets. All proceeds for the event will go to Rowan Helping Ministries. The Winter Flight 8K is founded and operated by the Salisbury Rowan Runners Club. For more information, go to or call 704-310-6741.


quiet and move on.” Republicans generally have followed the methods followed by predecessors Basnight, D-Dare, and House Speaker Joe Hackney, D-Orange, for handing out the prime perks of being in the majority — committee chairmanships and the distribution of office space. GOP lawmakers have received all of the announced chairmanships in both the House and Senate, although the Senate has yet to announce leadership for all committees. Basnight gave chairmanships to a few Republicans. As for office space, it’s tradition that the majority party moves to larger spaces and the minority to smaller ones. Still, new Senate Minority Leader Martin Nesbitt, DBuncombe, said he was pleased how Republicans have handled the move that sent nearly every returning senator to a new office. Republicans even replaced two small offices their members had to use in 2009 and 2010 with larger space for the Democrats to use. In the notso-distant past, people in power punished political enemies by giving them office space

Republicans complained resembled a phone closet. Nesbitt said he’s had a cordial relationship with Berger and other Republicans and doesn’t expect that to change although the GOP will usually come out on top on issues. “At the end of the day, they’re probably going to win,” Nesbitt said. “They’re supposed to win. It’s their turn, but it will be perhaps our job to persuade them and move them a little and make sure the public’s informed to what we’re doing down here.” Ran Coble, executive director of the nonpartisan North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research, said it will be interesting to see the significant adjustments the parties must make in their new roles. Republicans will have the responsibility of making budget decisions, instead of merely complaining about them. Democrats will have to draw the fine line of where to cooperate and where to fight the GOP. “This is a chance to see something we’ve never seen before,” Coble said.

family also has to worry about her getting osteoporosis, which is not a common concern for a third grader. This is not the first time people have stepped up to the plate to make things a little better for the Hodge family. In June, they went to the Animal Kingdom in Orlando as a Make-a-Wish Foundation trip. They also host an annual golf tournament which last year raised $10,500 for CF research, that was matched 100% by donors. By the end of the party, Avery Wright and Carlie Darnell were exchanging phone numbers with Laura Hodge. Their birthdays are this summer and they want to raise money to help CF as well. Her eyes red from crying, Carlie was asked if she would miss the gifts, “Save a life...that is a present.” According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s website, cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States. CF is caused by a defective gene

and its protein product which cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and can cause life-threatening lung infections. The mucus can also obstruct the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food. Recent advances in research and medical treatments have enhanced and extended life for children and adults with CF. Many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30s, 40s and beyond. There is still no cure and much more to learn about the chronic disease. “That is astounding to me to hear about young children supporting each other — being that selfless, it is just amazing,” said Sabrina Watt, Executive Director for the Charlotte Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. To make a donation in Gracie’s name, please go to

FROM 3a staff, moving offices and setting strategy, say people on both sides of the aisle will be treated fairly under their leadership. Although the majority party has inherent advantages, they say they’ll aim to treat Democrats the way they wanted to be treated while the GOP was in the minority. “We’ve been there for a long time and we know how frustrating it’s been,” said Tillis, R-Mecklenburg. He said some people may think “once you get back in power, it’s payback, right? But from the rules, I don’t think you’ll see that.” For example, operating rules for the House and Senate will remove provisions the GOP has complained for years they say stifles debate. But Sen. Tom Apodaca, the incoming Senate Rules Committee chairman, said the GOP won’t allow debate as simply a delaying tactic. “We want to be fair in the process,” said Apodaca, RHenderson, but “we still know that there comes a time to be

DONATE FROM 3a the older kids and her little sister, Claire. Thankfully, Claire does not have CF. When asked what she most wanted people to know about CF, she said, “They don’t have to be afraid, they can’t catch it.” The Hodge family, who owns Hodge Farm in Mt Ulla, were devastated when they found out Gracie was sick. “Because you know she is never going to get over it,” her mother said. Gracie takes over 15 medications daily, including her “old lady drugs,” as she calls them. The cost of treatment is unfathomable, with one chest therapy machine costing over $15,000 and one of her medications alone costing $5,000 a month. In December, Gracie was fitted with a feeding tube to help her gain weight and get the nutrition she needs. She has taken to reading the nutrition labels on food, since she needs to eat a diet high in fats, calories and salt. The



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SALISBURY — Ruby HolSALISBURY — Mary Floshouser Farrington, peaceful- ra Bame Plummer, age 85, of ly passed away on Sunday, Salisbury, passed away SaturJan. 23, 2011, after having had day, Jan. 22, 2011, at Northher with us for East Medical 88 wonderful Center in Conyears. cord. Ruby, the Ms. Plumdaughter of mer was born Carrie Miller Aug. 1, 1925, in and James F. Owensboro, Holshouser. Ky. She was born She attendNov. 21, 1922, in Rowan CounBoyden High School and ed ty, the youngest of their 10 was a member of Stallings children. She graduated from Gran- Memorial Baptist Church and ite Quarry High School in Neel Road Baptist Church. She was a 50 year member 1940. On July 20, 1941, she of the Eastern Star #117. She married Cecil (Buck) Farrington, Sr., who preceded her in owned and operated Mary's Flower Shop in Salisbury. Afdeath. Ruby was employed at ter she retired she worked for Rickman Manufacturing Salisbury Marble. She was a gifted flower deCompany for 13 years and at Carolina Maid Products in signer as well as an excepGranite Quarry for 32 years tional organist and pianist in as a Sewing Room Supervisor. which she played for the EastOver the years she held all ern Star and Churches. offices in the Livengood-PeelMrs. Plummer was preceder-Wood American Legion ed in death by husbands, Max Auxiliary, Post #448 and was Bame and Bill Plummer. also President and Chaplain of She is survived by her the Rowan County Council. sons, Jerry Bame of Salisbury Ruby won the Citizen of and Christopher B. Bame and the Year Award from the fiancée, Amanda Kanson of Granite Quarry Civitan Club Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; three in 1990. grandchildren, Jeffrey Bame She was a life-time mem(Angela) of Salisbury, Rodney ber of Christiana Lutheran Bame (Raleigh) of Raleigh Church, a member of the Jennie Thomas Bible Class, and Kyle Bame of Port St. Luhelped organize the Altar cie, Fla.; and two great-grandGuild and was a member of children, Max Bame of Salisbury and Barron Bame of WELCA of Christiana. Ruby was preceded in Raleigh. Service: Graveside serdeath by her husband, Buck; and her youngest son, James vices will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, at Chestnut David (Jim). Those left to cherish her Hill Cemetery; conducted by memory are her daughter and Rev. Neil Westbrook. Lyerly Funeral Home is son-in-law, Clarice and Freddy Einstein; and her son and serving the Plummer Family. daughter-in-law, Cecil, Jr. Online condolences may be (Buster) and Monica Farring- made at www.lyerlyfuneralton; 11 grandchildren, Brad/Maggie, Hayley, Greg/Janet, Chip/Amy, MurAnthony “Tony” Gegorek ray, T.J., Madeleine and SPENCER — Anthony Maryclaire; and six great“Tony” Gegorek, age 52, of grandchildren, Nate, Macyn, Brandon, Nikki, Thomas and Spencer, died at his home in Spencer on Sunday, Jan. 23, Charley. Service and Burial: Funer- 2011. Arrangements are inal services will be held at 11 complete with Summersett a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, at Funeral Home serving the Christiana Lutheran Church, family. Granite Quarry, conducted by Juanita Hurt Rev. Carl M Haynes. Burial to SALISBURY — Juanita follow in the church ceme- William James Hairston LEXINGTON — William Hurt, age 88, of 628 E. Bank tery. Visitation: Visitation at the James "Jimmy" Hairston, age Street, passed away Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at Rowan Church Tuesday, Jan. 25 from 73, of 404 Frankhulin Road, Regional Med- 10-11 a.m. Lexington, died Sunday, Jan. Memorials: Memorials to 23, 2011, at Hinkle Hospice ical Center. Born Aug. Christiana Lutheran Church, House, Lexington. Funeral ar4, 1922, in 6190 US 52 Highway, Salis- rangements are incomplete Chester, S.C., bury, NC 28146. and entrusted to Hairston FuLyerly Funeral Home is neral Home, Inc. she was the daughter of serving the Farrington famithe late ly. Online condolences may be made at www.lyerlyfuneralTrudell Thompson Nicholas. A graduate of J.C. Price High School, she was a retired dietitian at Bellview Hospital in N.Y. A member of Mt. Zion CME Church where she served on the Stewardess Memories carved in stone become Board. a lasting tribute. From design to Rev. Benny R. Hillard She was preceded in death installation, monuments are our 2:00 PM-Monday by a granddaughter, Keisha business… Let us help you with Landmark Church Robinson. a memorial that is appropriate, She is survived by daughpersonal and affordable. Mrs. Marion Goodman ters, Joanne Smith of BrookMurphy lyn, N.Y. and Jean Leary of Incomplete Virginia Beach, Va.; devoted granddaughter, Tiffany Robinson of the home; grandMr. Anthony “Tony” daughter, Jasmine Leary of Gegorek 503 Faith Rd, Salisbury Fairfax, Va.; 17 grandchilIncomplete Next to Winks dren; and a host of nieces, 704-762-9900 nephews, cousins other relaMonday-Friday 9am-5pm Saturdays by Appointment tives and friends. Locally Owned & Operated by Visitation: Tuesday, 12 James Poe, Dwight Garrison p.m. at the A.R. Kelsey & Mark Honeycutt Memorial Chapel, Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home. At other times the family will receive friends at the home of family member, Montina Fox, 229 Milford Hills Dr., Salisbury. Service and Burial: TuesView the Salibury Post’s complete list of obituaries day, 1 p.m. At the Chapel, with and sign the Obituary Guest Book at Reverend Brenda Geter, officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home, Inc. will be serving the family. Online condolences may be sent to

CHINA GROVE — Hilda Lee James Redmond, age 79, went to be with the Lord, surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at her home. Mrs. Redmond was born in Royston, Ga. on Sept. 5, 1931. She was a daughter of the late Reppard Allen James and Carrie “Peggy” James. She was a member of New Hope Worship Center and retired from Cannon Mills after 35 years of employment. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hoyt Marshall Redmond. Survivors include children, Mr. & Mrs. Stephan Redmond of Kannapolis, Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Redmond of China Grove, Lisa Redmond Burleson and husband, Rick of China Grove, Mr. & Mrs. Mark Redmond of Concord, Melody Redmond Proctor and husband, Rick of Thomasville, and Kevin Redmond of the home; one brother, Mr. & Mrs. Ferrell James of Kannapolis; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Service and Burial: Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 pm Monday at New Hope Worship Center in Concord. Rev. Dale Jenkins, Rev. Larry Morgan, Jr. and Dr. Tom Snipes will officiate. Burial will be at West Lawn Memorial Park in China Grove on Tuesday. Visitation: The family will receive friends at the church from 1:30-3:15 p.m. Monday prior to service. Memorials: Memorials for Mrs. Redmond may be sent to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625. Lady's Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family of Mrs. Redmond with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at



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Snow make-up day becomes career day for second-graders plained the importance of math in his career and made each child promise “I will learn math!” Mrs. Byrne works in merchandising for Lowe’s Home Improvement corporate headquarters in Mooresville. She explained how she helps customers to choose the right materials for their home. She also told the children about Lowe’s policy of making sure that their customers and their employees are happy. Mr. Bond is an artist of an unusual material; he constructs artwork using neon lighting. He displayed one of his designs, a rabbit. He also creates artworks for various customers. Special guests included Beverly Roberts, principal at Landis Elementary, and Mr. Fox, assistant principal, who also plans to come later to tell the children about his career. Several parents were also kind enough to bring some of their products for the children to take home. The excitement in the room was contagious and many children, as well as parents, were heard saying, “What a fun day! I learned so much!” Students enjoyed learning so much that no one was overheard complaining about the fact that it was a snow makup day.

Tourism authorities to hold joint meeting The Salisbury and Rowan County tourism authorities will hold a joint meeting of their marketing committees. The groups will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Visitors Center, 204 E. Innes St., to discuss and plan the 2011 spring and summer joint marketing campaign. Then on Wednesday, the Salisbury Tourism and Cultural Development Commission will meet at noon in the City Council Chamber, 217 S. Main St. Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704-797-4264.


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From cowboys, to doctors, from artists to an iron chef, these were some of the chosen careers of second graders at Landis Elementary School on Saturday. This snow makeup day lent itself to several of the North Carolina State objectives, particularly in social studies where students are asked to learn and describe types of employment and ways people can earn an income. Students in Gail Oakley’s and Roxanne Wiggins’ classes were asked to participate by dressing in their chosen career and then writing about that career. Parents, and school personnel were also asked to participate by coming to speak. Sharon Beck, school nurse, explained to the children about her job at Landis and some of the other schools that she works for in the district. One of the parents also spoke about the importance of nurses and their jobs in doctor’s offices. Another parent, Shane Fite, is biomedical equipment technologist for Carolina’s Medical Center. He explained that one of the reasons for the high cost of a hospital stay is the cost of some of the equipment. He also brought a blood pressure/heart monitor to demonstrate to the students. Rick Chabala is a mortgage consultant, and he ex-



too.” Beaver, who turns 50 in June, has been a part of that brotherhood nearly all his life as well. He’s always lived in the Atwell community, and his father was a member of the department years ago. Beaver remembers standing on a 5gallon bucket to bread hushpuppies for a fish fry. “I’ve always been somebody who liked to help,” Beaver said. “I have a hard time turning people down. It’s more a family than anything else. Everybody sticks together in fire service.” There have been changes in laws and standards in firefighting, Beaver said, and as chief, he’ll have to keep up with all the changes. But it’s an honorable duty, he said. “When you put the uniform on, it’s just a humbling experience, but it does make you proud.” It is an organization of which to be proud, too. “We’re here when people need us, and as long as I’m here, we always will be,” Beaver said. Lee Goodnight, the chief who preceded McLaughlin, stopped by to check on things, having come from a community dinner. “I still keep up with what’s going on,” Goodnight said. “After 43 years, you don’t just walk off.” Meanwhile, in the adjoining

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Perished snowmen week after the recent snow, the white stuff had virtually vanished. Its only noticeable remains seemed to be in those great open spaces for parking, where, in order to make it possible for shopping, the graceful covering of snow had been compacted into mountains, almost obscene in their unnaturalness. I happened to spot what MACK like WILLIAMS seemed the snow’s only remaining trace within a residential setting. Walking along one of the thoroughfares regularly traveled by cars and pedestrians, I saw a two-foot wide clump of “beaded ice,” which is the look that snow always assumes with age. Due to it being the only “ice” around, and being in the vicinity of a local college, I had to look twice to make sure that it wasn’t just discarded ice from some college students’ party. In those yards where tall snowmen once stood, was now nothing taller than grass. In these once “occupied” yards, two small tree




branches could always be seen, having once formed the upper “limbs” of a snowman. A few small rocks were lying about, having once been buttons and eyes, along with a withering carrot nose here and there. In some yards, hats and scarves were in the grass, as if someone had lost them while in a hurry and didn't seem to care if they were sufficiently wrapped for a winter day. A few brooms were scattered about, as if someone had been sweeping the steps or sidewalk and gotten distracted by a phone call, forgetting to resume their sweeping where they had left off. I thought of a way to view the apparent absence of the snowmen who perished as the temperatures rose: The men of snow were once quiet sentries standing guard on the lawns far behind their winning front. That front shifted in reverse, leaving them trapped in territory which now belonged to the opposing side. Being only equipped with brooms and unable to excavate foxholes for their protection in battle, they ingeniously solved their predicament by seeping subtly into the ground.

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him. Reems Creek Fire Chief Jeff Justice told The Asheville Citizen-Times that neighbors found the man under the truck Saturday afternoon and called 911. Justice says firefighters inflated bags to lift the truck off the man, but he was declared dead at the scene. His name was not released, and Justice says it isn’t clear how long he was trapped. Authorities are still trying to determine why the truck slipped off the ramp where it was resting.

NEW BERN (AP) — A New Bern appliance plant is shutting down one of its production lines, leaving 100 workers without a job. The Sun Journal of New Bern reports that BSH Home Appliances Corp. will stop making its 27-inch front load washers and dryers by the end of the year. Company spokeswoman Marni Hale says BSH will continue to make dishwashers and stoves at the New Bern plant, meaning most of the 730 workers will not be affected. Hale says the company began making the 27-inch washers and dryers in 2002, but demand for the larger machines has shrunk. BSH will continue to push its 24inch models. State and local officials say they will work with BSH to bring other manufacturing lines to the New Bern plant.

and said more investigation will be needed. Family members told the newspaper the victim’s 12-year-old daughter found her mother dead after spending the night with her grandmother.

Man pleads guilty to killing ex-wife’s new husband DURHAM (AP) — A Durham man has been sentenced to more than a decade in prison after admitting he killed his exwife’s new husband because he was tired of being taunted by the man. The Herald-Sun of Durham reports Randy Tyson Bledsoe pleaded guilty to second-degree murder last week and was sentenced to anywhere from nearly 14 years to more than 17 years in prison. Authorities say Bledsoe kicked in the door of 44-year-old Edward Riddle’s home in June 2009, shooting him in the basement. Bledsoe was arrested at his home about 20 minutes later. Bledsoe’s attorney says Riddle refused to let Bledsoe see his children and sent him disparaging text messages. Riddle’s daughter told Bledsoe she hopes God makes the rest of his life hard for what he did.

Carbon monoxide may have killed Charlotte woman

CHARLOTTE (AP) — Authorities are checking if carbon monoxide poisoning killed a woman found dead in her Charlotte home along with her dog and cat. Police say family members found the body of the woman and her pets Saturday morning in one unit of a duplex. Since the dog and cat were also dead, investigators thought it might be carbon Buncombe County man dies monoxide poisoning. after truck falls on him But the victim’s mother lives in the WEAVERVILLE — Authorities say a unit next door and told The Charlotte ObBuncombe County man has died after a server that authorities didn’t find toxic truck he was working on fell on top of levels of the odorless gas in either unit

Planning board to elect chair, vice chair The Rowan County Planning Board will elect a new chairman and vice chairman Monday. It also will recognize outgoing members Mike Caskey, Ann Furr and Terry Hill; reappointed members Greg Edds and John Linker; and new members Bill Brown, Craig Pierce and Joe Teeter. The planning board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday on the second floor of the J. Newton Cohen Sr. Administration Building, 130 W. Innes St., Salisbury. Also at the meeting, the board will discuss two versions of text amendments to the farmland preservation ordinance. It will then recommend one to county commis-

sioners. One version approved by the Rowan County Agricultural Advisory Board would continue to give that board authority to approve or revoke agricultural district applications. According to another version approved by the planning board, the agricultural advisory board could only make recommendations to the Board of Commissioners for final decision-making. In addition, the planning board will discuss a rezoning Monday of 1.06 acres at 4725 Long Ferry Road from rural agricultural to commercial, business and industrial. This would allow a vacant convenience store to be used as a funeral home.

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ATLANTIC BEACH (AP) — Troopers warn roads are still icy along the North Carolina coast where a winter storm dumped around half a foot of snow. The heaviest amounts from Saturday’s storm came along the beaches north of Wilmington and the Outer Banks. Seven inches of snow fell at Atlantic Beach and Emerald Isle, while 6 inches of snow was reported along the Outer Banks south of Oregon Inlet.

Troopers say bridges in the area remain icy and secondary roads are still covered with snow. The wintery weather also forced the Department of Transportation to suspend some ferry runs because of icy boat decks, but officials expect the schedule to be back to normal by Sunday afternoon. Forecasters say another winter storm could effect the western half of the state Tuesday and Wednesday.

RDU Airport opens new portion of Terminal 2 MORRISVILLE (AP) — Raleigh-Durham International Airport is ready to unveil its newest terminal area, and just in time to greet travelers coming to the region for a major event. Airport officials say construction crews have finished work on the second phase of Terminal 2, which officially opened on Sunday. The new terminal section will host Continental Airlines and US Airways, which will operate from Concourse D. The first phase of the terminal opened in late October 2008. The new terminal area opens in advance of the NHL AllStar Weekend in Raleigh, which starts Friday.

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Troopers: Teen intentionally crashes into truck CHARLOTTE (AP) — Troopers say a 19-year-old woman admitted she intentionally ran her car into a tractor-trailer, causing a wreck that briefly closed part of Interstate 77 in Charlotte. Highway Patrol Trooper C.T. Hodges told The Charlotte Observer that the teen’s car rammed the truck several times in the northbound lanes near Uptown before getting trapped under the rig as the truck driver stopped Authorities say the teen did not suffer life-threatening injuries. Hodges says the teen told investigators the crash was intentional and she had been taking prescription medicine. Troopers say no one else was injured in the wreck.

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Boom-era plans often going bust Unfinished foundations become symbols of failed building projects CHARLOTTE (AP) — Developers announced ambitious plans during better days — ranging from densely packed urban communities with shops and condos to suburban office and hotel projects the size of a small town. Then one by one, the recession and credit crunch killed the projects as developers could no longer get the money to build their dreams. And the aftermath is being felt in various ways. Unfinished residential sites have unsightly foundation slabs or utility stubs sticking out of the ground. Land is back on the market at depressed prices. City employees spent hours approving zoning requests or studying site plans for projects that will likely never happen. In west Charlotte, the old Charlotte Coliseum off Tyvola Road was imploded in 2007 to make way for a $624 million community of homes, retail, hotel rooms and offices. Today, a trailer sits alone surrounded by gravel and grass. In Cornelius, a massive mixed-use project was planned that leaders predicted could generate thousands

of jobs. The bank now owns the farmland. Some projects survived, such as the Riverwalk in Rock Hill, a commercial/residential/recreational mix being built on the site of the old Celanese chemical plant. The developer said single-family homes should hit the market this year. But most local large-scale land development is likely dead for at least three years, because the projects depend on speculation and work best when the market is “frothy,” says consultant and commercial real estate broker John Culbertson of Cardinal Real Estate Partners LLC. “There’s got to be a lot of momentum,” Culbertson said. “You’ve got to get the land sold quickly.” A bright spot among the nonstarts is that they were killed early, minimizing the number of vacant buildings or partially developed projects, said real estate analyst Frank Warren. “We got ahead of ourselves, and we were not in a sustainable pattern,” Warren said. When the bulls are back and ready to dig, don’t expect acres of square footage built

on speculation. Forget parking decks in outer suburban areas because they will be too costly to build, developers say. Future projects will be smaller - think $15 million or less, and built in phases, experts say. Crosland LLC executive Mike Wiggins remembers five years ago giving helicopter tours to potential retailers, flying over a proposed mixed-use project in northern Lancaster County. “They were saying, ‘Bigger,’ “ recalls Wiggins, senior vice president of retail development. “They wanted threequarters to a million square feet. Then the world changed. “Developers are by nature enthusiasts,” Wiggins said. “And we may have gotten caught up in our own designs and dreams.” The near future looks more like Crosland Greens - a Crosland mixed-use development on 36 acres at Scaleybark Road and South Boulevard near the light-rail line. Crosland is building homes suitable for a variety of incomes and has commitments for at least 20,000 square feet in a proposed 60,000-squarefoot office building. The retail plan calls for a grocery store, restaurants and other services that support a neighborhood’s everyday needs.

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Theatre group plans 100th production ROCKINGHAM (AP) — The Richmond Community Theatre is approaching its 100th main stage production, and the theater itself has seen many changes since it opened in 1977. The first production that came to the stage was “Never Too Late,” a comedy that opened in the spring of 1977, with six shows that drew a crowd of 767 people. Their 100th production will be “The Dixie Swim Club” by Jamie Wooten, Jessie Jones and Nicholas Hope, opens Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. and runs until Feb. 13. Sunday shows begin at 2 p.m. and tickets are $9 each. “I’m not sure we could have a better show for the event,” said Mark Colbenson, Richmond Community Theatre director. He said there will be a reception to celebrate the 100th production, and a slideshow will display pictures from the theater’s history. The theater was different when it first opened. Before it was a theater for plays, it was a movie theater. Renovations began to transform the building, making the stage twice as deep as it was. According to

Peggy Andersen, 73, of Rockingham, who had a part in the theater’s first play, the new stage was so big, three rows of seats had to be removed. “That’s why it starts in row D now,” Andersen said. “It was like an old abandoned building would have been.” She recalled the mess of reconstruction, and noted several changes and peculiarities about the building. One of the biggest changes that took place in the transformation of the theater was the green room and dressing room. Beneath the stage is a basement area, accessible by ducking down and watching your step as you come down the stairs. The tight area seems not to have been able to hold a large cast, and Andersen said it would get very crowded. “It’s pretty much a dungeon,” said Mark Colbenson, director of the theater. The basement consists of a hallway and a room, with the stage for the ceiling. A curtain hung down the middle of the room, separating the males from the females while the actors got dressed. A shallow shelf along one hallway wall

911 FROM 1a lobby to change the law. Durham defense attorney James “Butch” Williams said changes to the law would likely be fought by both media groups and defense attorneys. One solution may be for lawmakers to allow police to ask a judge for permission to alter a recording or only release a transcript, putting the burden of proof on law enforcement for keeping the information from the

is all that is left of the makeup area. “It was really just a hole in the ground,” said Andersen. She said the basement would flood during rains, and the actors had to hop around in the water to get dressed. Because of the location of the dressing room and green room, the actors waiting beneath the stage were not allowed to make single sound, for they could be heard out in the audience. “Everybody had to be very, very quiet,” Andersen said. “The toilet couldn’t be used. We didn’t need an intercom system because you could hear your cues, you were right under the stage.” “I think at one time they did a trap door thing,” said Colbenson about the actors’ access to the stage from underneath it. “I think there’s an awful lot of history in this theatre,” said Colbenson. He said the 100th production is a landmark. “We’ll let everyone know,” said Colbenson. “It’s fun to celebrate, it’s not only for us but for the community. They’ve continued to support the theatre for years.”

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court-martial last year after he was recalled to Army duty to face a trail in the killings of Kathryn Eastburn and her 5and 3-year-old daughters more than 25 years ago. Hennis was originally found guilty of the slayings in state court in 1985, but that conviction was overturned. Problems in the SBI lab surfaced shortly before Hennis’ court-martial began and his attorneys didn’t have time to digest them, said one of Hennis’ lawyers, Lt. Col. Andrew Glass. A lab worker who testified about DNA evidence, Brenda Bissette Dew, was cited two dozens times in other cases for writing misleading reports. If Hennis’ lawyers had known that, they would have tried to discredit her testimony, Glass said. “It’s evidence of her bias,” Glass said. “She thinks she works for the government. She thinks it’s her job to put Master Sgt. Hennis away.” But prosecutors argued that defense attorneys never questioned the credibility of



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So it begins... Michelle Condra-Peck writes about the challenges and rewards of being a working mom, raising a child with ADHD, and making a blended family work…on a budget. Humans have a great capacity for love, kindness, compassion and understanding, so I am often troubled by stories about man’s inhumanity towards his fellow man. I sometimes feel overwhelmed with a demanding job and stress at home. I worry about what type of man my son will be, and if any of the things I am trying to teach him are actually sinking in to that cute little head. When things begin to get me down and I start worrying about what type of future we will leave to our children and grandchildren if things don’t change, I find solace and inspiration in the strangest of places. Let me tell you about a horse. She is an equine of exceptional beauty. She is not the boss of our modest herd nor is she the lowest on the totem pole, but comfortably in the middle of the hierarchy. She is extremely gentle, and my 7-year-old nephew, Jay Ball (her own-

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in Port Orchard, Wilson said. The man ran and started shooting when three deputies tried to talk to him, he said. The deputies, including the two men who were wounded, returned fire, Wilson said. Witness Ray Bourge told KOMO-TV that he saw a man running through the parking lot toward nearby woods, firing his gun back toward the store. “Right behind him there was an officer chasing him, and he began to open fire,� Bourge said. The officer was about 30 to 40 feet behind the suspect when he started firing, Bourge said.



Dear Mary: I’ve been a fan of yours since the early 1990s. I have a question. Not for you, but for Harold, your husband. How did he do it? Why did you two stay together? Why didn’t he hate you for what you did? You humiliated him on a regular basis with your behavior, and then he was on the brink of bankruptcy for no fault of his own. I’m in a similar situation. I’m married to a former credit card junkie, and I know that he’s only a former credit card junkie because he doesn’t have access to credit anymore. In the MARY early ’90s and HUNT beyond, I was trying to get out of debt. Every time I would pull us out of that quicksand, he would gleefully cannonball back in. MY wages have been garnisheed. I get humiliating calls at work. MY checking account was seized. (While I was on a business trip, I had to survive for three days on $10.) HE did the crime, and I get the time. I have tried, but I still hate him. I can’t even move out because of the wage garnishment because I can’t rent my own place on what’s left. What would you suggest? — Prisoner Dear Prisoner: I think I can adequately respond for my husband by asking you, What were his choices? He could have left me, but he is a godly man of integrity. He took our marriage vows very seriously. More than that, he loves me deeply. He could have broken my arm, but he is not a violent

precincts added hand-held metal detectors at the public entrances. He worked at the 6th precinct for years and says the desks are open once you walk in the door. “I was always very comfortable working the desk because I wanted that one-onone feeling with the public, but I thought it was an accident waiting to happen and it did,� said Malhalab, who spent 23 years on the force and retired in 2005.


PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A shootout in front of a Walmart in Washington state left two people dead and two sheriff’s deputies wounded Sunday afternoon, a sheriff’s spokesman said. One of the dead was a man who shot at deputies, said Scott Wilson of the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office. The other victim was a young woman who died after she was taken to a Tacoma hospital, he said. The deputies’ wounds did not appear life-threatening, Wilson said. Details were sketchy Sunday evening, but the sheriff’s office received a call about a suspicious person at the store

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while we were closed for two weeks over the holidays. I called to inform them of my mother’s passing. I told them of the funeral arrangements in her hometown about two hours away. I did not expect them to come out for the services. However, whenever an employee has a death or major illness in the family, the owners either send flowers or contribute to the office collection. I am deeply hurt because I did not even get a sympathy card from them. When work resumed, they didn’t even ask how my family or I was doing. I am finding it hard to go into work every day. This has me so upset I am thinking of leaving my job. What can I do to get over these feelings? — Hurt Feelings Dear Hurt: I assume that as part of your job, you may have been responsible for some of these thoughtful gestures on behalf of your employers during the last 20 years. You might be able to provoke some sympathy by expressing yourself judiciously directly to them. Because you are so hurt that you are contemplating leaving your job, you owe yourself (and them) the benefit of a clear and honest explanation of how you feel. And so you say, “You are always so thoughtful to other employees when they experience a loss like this. I know the holidays got in the way, but I’m very sad that you haven’t offered your sympathy and support to me, too. It would have really made a difference.� Dear Amy: Could you please help with what is a baffling problem for me, and probably many others? It is extremely frustrating when people send a text message but don’t attach a name at the end. This leaves me wondering whom the phone number the text is being sent from belongs to. I am finally forced to respond by sending the embarrassing “Who are you?� text. Please remind readers that not everyone can magically identify them from a phone number. — Annoyed Dear Annoyed: Poet Emily Dickinson crafted the perfect response to this awkwardness. When receiving a mysterious text, you can reply: “I’m nobody! Who are you? Are you nobody, too?�

surgery Sunday evening and his prognosis was “very good.� A sergeant and an officer who each suffered graze gunshot wounds to the head were both talking and alert, Godbee said. A female sergeant also was treated and released after her bullet-resistant vest deflected a bullet to the chest, Godbee said. Police also did not immediately release the names of the wounded officers, saying families had not been notified in all cases. While the department was “very sobered� by the shootings, Godbee said he was “just very relieved that it appears all of our officers are going to be OK.� The one-story brick building is located along the main street in what is a predominantly business district on the city’s northwest side. After the shooting, city and state police squad cars converged on the scene, and an ambulance was seen taking away at least one victim. Like other precincts in the

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DETROIT (AP) — A gunman opened fire inside a Detroit police precinct on Sunday, wounding four officers including a commander before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said. The gunman walked in through the precinct’s revolving door shortly after 4 p.m. and opened fire indiscriminately at officers, police said. The officers fired back, killing the gunman. “Utter chaos and pandemonium took place,� Police Chief Ralph Godbee said at a news conference. “We have a number of officers who are shaken up.� Godbee said the gunman has been identified but it was “too early to characterize� him while the investigation was ongoing. The chief said along with the commander, two sergeants and an officer were wounded, but none appeared to have life threatening injuries. The commander, who was shot in the back, appeared to be the most seriously wounded. Godbee said he underwent

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Another option Health insurance premiums continue to increase. Is anyone trying to prevent these increases? The constant hassle of meeting premium payments is a financial drain faced by businesses that offer health insurance and by individuals who pay their own premiums. It also decreases sales-tax income, taking funds out of consumers’ pockets. This problem is one of the big three “choke points” in the private business economy, along with fuel prices and taxes. Here’s a thought: What if Rowan Regional Medical Center had an option that allowed insurance premiums be paid to the hospital by employers, for their employees, and by individuals who pay insurance premiums? Surely, this would cut paper-work costs and give private insurance companies more competition. It could cut insurance costs for companies that locate in Rowan County. Wow! That’s what you call enticing. The problem of health insurance costs isn’t going away unless leaders take action. Rowan County commissioners could approach RRMC officials, encouraging them to go forward with this suggestion, check the possibilities and doors it would open. The new federal healthcare law is rejected by many people, and rightly so. It imposes a required expense, just like car insurance. You do not

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have to own a car. It’s your choice. But everyone has a God-given body, so you have no choice but to obey the health insurance law. This letter’s suggestion could help lower health-care costs, bringing the people of Rowan County together on one important issue, encouraging a large amount of money to stay within the county while controlling costs. My personal thought: If more money remains in people’s pockets locally, you will have a united county, a bettertrained medical center and more private businesses wanting to locate here. The problems of enacting such a program can be solved. Rules can be changed. This can be accomplished with leadership. — Ron Sweet Faith

Why isn’t it a raise? Pardon me for thinking, but if we pay Dave Treme a salary of $140,00 for two more delightful years, would that be $280,000, plus a $70,000 bonus? Does that equal a cool $350,000 for not even bothering to return phone calls or being seen by the public? Is that not tantamount to a raise? Would other city employees contemplating retirement like the same offer? Would this be about $500 a day? Am I just another nobrained, amorphous blob paying more taxes? Tell me again how hard times are now. Oh, to be on the city payroll. Sign me: Struggling to keep up with the Tremes. — Clyde (formerly Overcash) Salisbury

Passion & incivility A Jan. 18 Post editorial likened that “Crossing the Aisle” — bipartisan seating among members of Congress during the State of the Union address — is a good idea. Wrong! It’s a very bad idea and not one that can be endorsed by true conservatives. For the past 12 years, attempts by Republicans to “reach across the aisle” and work with Democrats in a bipartisan manner hasn’t worked, except to the advantage of Democrats and liberal senators like John McCain and Lindsey Graham. Already the “C-word”— compromise — has creeped back into the congressional vocabulary; not exactly what the founders had in mind. When the government of this country was formed, checks and balances were assured by having three branches: The executive, legislative and judicial. The two-party system assured an adversarial approach to issues. Debate has traditionally been, at times, contentious. Talking civility is no more than code for politically correct, and it is political correctness that has helped our society dig the hole it’s in today. It certainly wasn’t civility when Democratic members stood on the floor of the House recently debating Obama care as they compared Republicans to Nazis and efforts to defeat Obama care to creating another Holocaust. Politicians get passionate discussing critical issues. Counter-strategy is meeting passion with passion. Closer to home, the new Republican-controlled legislature has a mess to clean up, one left by the departed De-

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Week puts focus on eliminating bullying Jan. 24-28 marks the sixth annual No Name-Calling Week. It was developed to provide schools the tools and inspiration to launch an on-going dialogue about bullying and name-calling of all kinds and focus on eliminating bullying. So it seems an appropriate time to talk more about bullying. According to the National Educators Association (NEA) “Bullying has become more lethal and has occurred more frequently than in the two previous decades.” The National Association of School Psychologists has called bullying “the most common form of violence in society.” Bullying affects nearly one out of every three U.S. children in grades six to 12. Most studies show 15-25 percent of American students are bullied “sometimes” and others more often. Bullying is an intentional aggressive behavior. It involves an imbalance of power and strength that is repeated over time and can be very harmful for children. Bullying can take many forms, including teasing, name-calling, note passing, texting, cell phone pictures, gestures, social exclusion, hitting, punching, verbal threatening and cyberbullying. Fear of retaliation prevents many children and youth from reporting it to adults. Those being bullied are more likely to be depressed, lonely, anxious, have low self-esteem, feel sick and frequently miss school and have thoughts about suicide. Adults are frequently unaware of bullying problems because they usually take place in areas of schools and communities not well supervised by adults. According to the Human Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), “Just about every student in a school may be affected by bullying, either as a victim, the bully himself/herself, or as a witness. A conservative estimate is that 10 percent of students are chronic victims of bullying.” For more information on bullying, check out http://www.stopbullyingnow. It’s sad we have to designate a week to focus on no name-calling. We should continue to raise awareness to protect our children and youth and put an end to bullying! — Julia Hess

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mocrats. Tax codes in North Carolina have been bleeding revenue to special interests for years. According to Chris Fitzsimon of N.C. Policy Watch, multistate corporations have been allowed to shift profits they make in N.C. to other states to avoid paying NC taxes. And we the taxpayers are expected to pay incentives to these companies? It will be interesting to note how many, if any, of the new Republicans as-well-as the incumbents will succumb to the siren call of special interest lobbyists. Those who elected you are watching. — Bill Ward Salisbury

School uniforms My issue is that we have to wear uniforms at many of our middle schools and elementary schools. It is a problem because most kids don’t like the idea of having to wear a belt, tuck in their shirt and stick to one color for shirts and pants. My problem is that I don’t see why the high school kids get more freedom then we do when it comes to this topic. It seems to me that the schools want us younger kids to suffer while high school students get all the freedoms. To help fix this problem, the people in charge should bring back regular clothes to our dress code but limit things that people can wear and have more severe consequences for people who don’t follow the rules. If the leaders decide to stick with these uniforms, then I think we shouldn’t have to tuck in our shirts and should have more color choices for our shirts . Some of the ways I think the schools could punish rule breakers are that they should have to copy vocabulary words and type them up for a test grades. They should be made to suffer so that everybody else doesn’t have to. I understand that everyone makes mistakes, but the other schools shouldn’t be made to suffer for one kid’s wrong. Another solution could be more fundraising days on which students are allowed to wear jeans, such as students donating one dollar to help buy books or to help spread recycling around schools. — Brittany Goodman Salisbury

apoleon Bonaparte once said “a soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.” While I agree with Napoleon’s logic, I believe people choose to serve their country in uniform for much deeper motives. There are three distinct reasons I choose to serve in the U.S. Army for our great nation: to follow family traditions, to protect and secure our freedoms and to assist less fortunate nations. First, I choose to serve in the Army to carry out a long family tradition. I will never forget discovering my father’s U.S. Air Force medals ribbons, and photographs inside a dusty shoebox when I was 7 years old. He was standing amongst his brethren in combat during Vietnam beside an Air Force fighter jet, each airmen leaning against one another, and holding their beverage of choice while donning an Airmen mechanic’s uniform. A few years later, I vividly remember both my grandfather and my great uncle proudly sharing stories, photographs and identification tags with me of when they served both in the Marine Corps and Navy during World War II. And most humbling, while I Major John G. never met my mother’s faMisenheimer Jr. ther before he passed away, grew up in SalisI learned from my grandbury and attended mother about how he swept South Rowan High. her off of her feet in his He currently Army dress uniform before serves at the U.S. their marriage. These tradiArmy Command tions took root as my charand General Staff acter developed and steered College at Fort me toward a path of service Leavenworth, Kan. (JROTC, USMA and commissioning as an Army officer) that I continue today. I also serve in order to join my brothers and sisters in arms to secure and defend our freedoms. Our Constitution and Bill of Rights provide every American more freedoms and opportunities than any other country across the globe. The American public, including myself, tend to take for granted simple luxuries such as freedom of speech, religion, and equal opportunity. This is partly due to the fact that less than 1 percent of the U.S. population chooses to serve in our armed forces today. However, I believe the defining reason that people forget the cost of their freedoms lies in the fact that soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines around the globe, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, prevent foreign enemies from invading our soil. As many have witnessed over the last eight years during Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom, securing those freedoms requires an enormous price. Sometimes the price is bloodshed, other times the price is painful hours of negotiation, separation from family or other hardships. However, it was not until I interacted with hundreds of third country nationals from Afghanistan, Iraq, and other impoverished nations during deployments that I truly learned to appreciate the drastic differences between my freedoms and theirs. For me, knowing I can contribute to securing the very essence of “the red, white and blue,” whether directly on a non-linear battlefield or processing documents in garrison, gives me a sense of accomplishment. With pride and tradition comes belief in ones’ values and existence, which explains my third reason for serving my country. As I look back at the history of America’s conflicts, wars and crisis assistance efforts, it is crystal-clear that our military, specifically the U.S. Army, has a longstanding commitment and track record of selflessly helping nations in need. While attempting to avoid controversial topics such as the treatment of Vietnam veterans and the reason for invading Iraq, I must point out that during the majority of our nation’s last 100 years, our country spent massive efforts providing crisis assistance, aid, nation building, peacekeeping and security for several countries across Europe, Africa, South America, the Middle East, and Asia — all without requesting fiscal remittance. The values and truths our country holds self-evident extend past our borders and continue to aid less fortunate people across the globe. I was fortunate to experience these actions firsthand during Iraqi secondary school reconstruction efforts in 2003, and Afghan security, governance, and infrastructure development this past year. Both experiences displayed our Army’s ability and compassion to improve lives and create sovereignty for the Iraqi and Afghan people. Whether you condone or oppose the choice to intervene and assist nations during war or crises, I am convinced the majority of soldiers who render training and assistance spearhead these missions without prejudice, selfishness or reprisal. Regardless of the “bad apples” that at times have soured the public’s taste for the Army (AbuGhraib), the majority of those who serve exemplify our values, integrity and the American way of life. While there are many other reasons that soldiers choose to serve this great country, these three — tradition, securing our freedoms and assisting others — are why I choose to serve. I pray that I am able to continue this privilege for the next 10-plus years, and I will continue to honor the legacy that our nation’s forefathers and veterans left for us to enjoy and live freely. Have a ‘My Turn’ idea? “My Turn” columns should be between 500 and 700 words. E-mail submissions are preferred. Send to with “My Turn” in the subject line. 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tle Annalee to look again. She peered into the nest to discover one egg had returned. FROM 1A Years later, she realized her grandfather had placed et for foster children. a chicken egg in the nest to “The status quo or going mend his granddaughter’s backward or accepting debroken heart. cline is not on her radar “I needed that sense of screen,” Langford said. hope. We all do,” she said. “She thinks outside the box “He fostered that for me.” about how the church can be Just as Allen fosters hope engaged in the community.” for Park Avenue United Methodist Church. Turning points The jagged bullet holes Allen, mother of Claire, remain. The beautiful 16, and Joy, 12, has expericurved pews are mostly enced her own transformaempty on Sunday. But a tion since arriving at Park church once closed in fear Avenue United Methodist has opened its doors to a Church. community in need. Church Fresh from a stint as the members have learned to be youth director at a thriving servants, and people use the church in rural Davidson education building each County with more than 40 weekday. children, Allen said she Keona Simons runs the spent the first six months of New Tomorrows program her new assignment in culJon C. LaKey/SALISBURY POST and was so inspired by ture shock. Pastor Annalee Allen leads Sunday worship service at Park Avenue United Methodist Church on an icy morning. Turnout was Allen, she joined Main Street “I kept asking God, why United Methodist. unusually low because of the weather, though weekly attendance has dwindled to about 20 people over the years. have I been sent here? “I don’t believe I’ve ever trated. Even sad. But despite met a pastor who loves peoeventually, with help from Why?” “It was devastating,” helped raise. the challenges, she mainConfused and unsure, Young said. ple the way she does,” SiHer membership, howev- others, would become the tains her optimism. New Tomorrows program. Allen walked into the sanctu- er, remains at Park Avenue. The church has tried to mons said. “She is a living “I am very intentional every example of what a pastor Some 100 volunteers from bring in new members, said ary one day, alone. “I will not move my memchurches and Pfeiffer Uni“I just felt this presence Sue Crowell, whose husband single day looking for where should be.” bership,” she said. “I have a God is at work,” she said. versity spent two months with me,” Allen said. “And William Crowell served as warm place in my heart for “That’s where my hope is.” renovating the education the line came to me, ‘Teach pastor. Contact reporter Emily that neighborhood and that Allen doesn’t fixate on building to host the prothem to be servants.’ ” The women worry about Ford at 704-797-4264. church.” growing the membership at gram, which focuses not on Allen carried the experithe future of their beloved Learning to serve Park Avenue, or any of her home ownership or employence with her for several church. To learn to be servants, ment but on self-worth. days, pondering what the Only a few members have churches. Instead, she conchurch members had to be centrates on growing their When participants enroll, joined. The church hasn’t charge could mean for the able to serve food, Allen deconnections with God. they often are angry, hurt pastor of a church where made its budget since 2007. cided. “I see my role as a yoke and lonely, Allen said. As the The sanctuary and education nearly everyone is older The church kitchen was between God and the conweeks and months pass, she than 75. building need additional rein horrible condition, with gregation,” she said. “God is watches a transformation. Finally, Allen shared her pair. plaster falling off the walls at work transforming them. “They begin to realize, directive from the Holy Between her three ‘Hey, I am important. Some- churches, Allen has conduct- God is at work, not me.” Spirit with the congregation. as people tried to cook. Volunteers from Coburn Memo- body does love me, someAs a child growing up in They were willing to try. ed 53 funerals in six years. Franklin, N.C., Allen once body does care,’ ” she said. “We decided to take baby rial and a Catholic men’s “It’s been a huge chalgroup spent a month renofound a bird’s nest with Since New Tomorrows be- lenge,” Langford said. “And steps,” she said. vating the kitchen, now three eggs. Later, the eggs gan, abuse of the church has it remains so.” They began by collecting clean and useful. were gone. stopped. Allen no longer has canned goods for the food Pastor Annalee Allen, right, Toward the end of the Distraught, she went to to clean up the porch. People A sense of hope pantry at Rowan Helping with husband, Craig, and chilLike anyone, Allen beproject, Allen finished tiling have stopped shooting the her grandfather in tears. Ministries. They met their comes discouraged and frusa portion of the floor. Alone The next day, he urged lit- dren Joy, front left, and Claire. windows. Litter has disapgoal each month. peared from the front yard. They started filling 5-gal- one day, on her knees, she She hasn’t witnessed any lon buckets with supplies for had a vision. She saw people, many more drug deals, “although flood victims in the N.C. people, using the church on I’m not naive enough to mountains. They reached a regular basis. think it’s not going on. It’s that goal. For years, the three-story just not going on here,” she Lay leaders in the church education building had stood said. were thrilled with the reempty except for Sundays. Allen believes people besults. Excitement started to But Allen’s vision was clear gan to respect the church grow. — there were people, someand its work in the commuFaith over fear where, who needed to use nity. Park Avenue church Then one Sunday in July Park Avenue United has once again become a vi2007, Allen arrived at the Methodist Church every tal presence in the Park Avchurch with day. enue neighborhood. her family “I carried James “Bubba” Phillips, a for worship. that with former New Tomorrows parDaughter me. Actualticipant, joined the church, Joy saw it ly, I tried to served as a trustee and now first. forget it, but works as the janitor. “Mommy, I couldn’t,” “Bubba is our greatest someone Allen said. evangelist,” Allen said. broke a win“I learned Still a challenge dow,” Allen the definiPhillips brought four visirecalls Joy tion of pastors with him to a recent saying. sion: You Sunday service. In all, 15 A bullet don’t know people gathered for worship. had shatwhy you Though the pews sat neartered a procare, but ly empty, Allen’s passion tective covyou do and ering and you can’t let filled the sanctuary. She urged the congregation to pierced one go of it.” of the majesShe final- share Park Avenue’s mission with others. tic stained ly called Invite them to “come with glass winLangford. me and see how our hearts dows in the Allen’s suhave been broken over the front of the pervisor pain suffered in the world. church. suggested Come with me and see how From inshe start we are allowing God to use side the contacting church, people, any- us as a tool to alleviate some of the suffering,” Allen said. through the one she “Come with me and see jagged bulcould think what can happen through the let hole, of, who power of Jesus Christ on the Allen could might need corner of Park Avenue and see the Tutto use the Park Avenue United Methodist terow house church’s edu- Shaver Street.” has long been a fixture in the cation buildAfter the service, memacross the neighborhood. bers talked about their street. ing. “That was In 2008, at church, once home to five women’s circles and a halfa turning point,” she said. 5:15 p.m., Allen made her dozen Sunday school classes. “That, for me, was the first first phone call to Scott at Many left when they martime I felt a little twinge of Rowan Helping Ministries. ried, but these ladies stayed. fear. Up until that time, I’d She expected to have to “We loved the church never been fearful.” leave a message, but soon enough that we kept comThey called the police and Scott was on the phone. ing,” Darlene Drye said. reported the crime. And Allen identified herself. The church lost members eventually, Allen’s fear sub“I’ve been waiting for Now available when Cannon Mills Plant 7 sided. your call,” Scott said. for ANDROID closed, Hilda Hart said. The She hasn’t felt afraid New tomorrows Tutterow deaths were since, even discouraging a Together, the women painful, Kathleen Young drug deal across the street said. from the church before a fu- brainstormed ideas that t: obile site a m neral. r u o it is v or “She’s not a very tall person, but she stands tall in her faith,” Craig Allen said. Sara Potts, daughter of B.P. and Ruby Tutterow, credits Allen with much of the healing that has taken place in the church since the brutal murders of her parents. “Personally, I think it takes a woman to do that,” said Potts, who grew up sitting in the front row with her father, listening to her The Salisbury Post is ready mother sing in the choir. Allen is the church’s first to roll with you with text female pastor. Potts, a retired sheriff’s alerts, mobile version and deputy who directs the new iPhone app. Rowan County Housing Authority, attended Park Avenue for several years after her parents’ deaths. As membership dwindled, she moved to another church seeking a youth program for her grandson, whom she andy mooney/SALISBURY POST R128559

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans want to box majority Democrats into allowing a health care repeal vote even if GOP lawmakers expect to be on the losing side. “We need to have a vote on it because we promised the people we would,” Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Sunday on “Face the Nation” on CBS. “We have to have a vote on repeal so that everybody is on record whether they want to repeal.” Republicans took control of the House after November’s elections and last week voted, as promised, to repeal the health care law. Only three Democrats joined all Republicans in the 245-189 vote to scrap the law. In the Senate, Democrats retained majority control, even though the 53-47 split is narrower than the advantage they held before November. Two of those votes come from independents who caucus with the Democrats and support the health care law overall. Moreover, Senate measures usually require a 60-vote majority to advance. While Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., who controls the Senate agenda, has said such a bill won’t come to a vote, Republican leader Mitch McConnell repeated his promise that a repeal vote will indeed take place.

FBI: NC woman who raised kidnapped child violates parole HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A North Carolina woman who raised a child kidnapped 23 years ago from a New York hospital surrendered to authorities on a parole violation charge Sunday, days after a widely publicized reunion between the biological mother and the daughter taken from her as a baby. Ann Pettway surrendered Sunday morning to the FBI and Bridgeport, Conn., police on a warrant from North Carolina, FBI supervisory special agent William Reiner said. Pettway, who has family in Bridgeport, was on probation because of a conviction for attempted embezzlement and wasn’t allowed to leave North Carolina. She remained in custody in Bridgeport on Sunday afternoon and couldn’t be reached for comment. North Carolina officials said Friday they believed Pettway was on the run from authorities. Correction officials had tried repeatedly to contact Pettway after finding out investigators wanted to question her in the 1987 abduction of the infant, Carlina White, who’s now grown and has reunited with her long-lost family. The Department of Correction said Sunday it will seek Pettway’s extradition to North Carolina.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans say they want to hear less about everything they’ve been hearing for the past two years when President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address. Less spending and less of a government hand in trying to solve America’s problems, GOP lawmakers said on the talks shows Sunday, two days ahead of Obama’s speech. More about anything? Yes, reducing the federal debt. “The president needs to pivot,” said Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. “He obviously saw what happened in the November election and is trying to go on a different direction.” In his own preview, Obama told supporters in a video re-

leased Saturday that he will focus on economic issues, particularly jobs, as the economic recovery creeps along and unemployment hovers above 9 percent. His references to investing in educating workers and in research and technology set off alarms for Republicans.

Case in Giffords shooting likely to take years TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Investigators have been poring over surveillance video, interviewing witnesses and analyzing items seized from Jared Loughner’s home as they build a case in the assassination attempt against Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. It’s a case that likely will take years to play out as it goes through the many phas-

es of the criminal justice system: prosecutions by both federal and state authorities, proceedings over whether to move the case to a different venue, a possible insanity defense by Loughner and prosecutors’ likely push for the death penalty. The next step is an arraignment scheduled Monday afternoon in Phoenix for Loughner, who is accused of opening fire on a Giffords political event two weeks ago in a rampage that wounded 13 people and killed six others, including a federal judge and a 9year-old girl born on Sept. 11, 2001. Investigators have said Loughner was mentally disturbed and acting increasingly erratic in the weeks leading up to the shooting. If he pleads not guilty by reason of insanity and is successful, he could avoid the death penalty and be

sent to a mental health facility instead of prison. Paul Charlton, who worked as Arizona’s U.S. attorney from 2001 to 2007 and isn’t involved in the Loughner case, believes Loughner will likely mount an insanity defense. “Given what we know, that’s going to be a defense,” Charlton said.

Portugal re-elects conservative president LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal elected its conservative president to a second term Sunday, delivering a harsh political setback to the minority Socialist government which is struggling to contain an acute economic crisis. Anibal Cavaco Silva, who is supported by the main opposition Social Democratic Par-

ty, collected 53 percent of the vote compared with 20 percent for second-placed Socialist Party candidate Manuel Alegre, official figures showed with 98 percent of districts returning. Four other candidates picked up the remaining votes. The government has enacted deeply unpopular austerity measures amid fears that the financial crisis spells economic disaster for Portugal. The president possesses the power — known as his “atomic bomb” — to call a general election if he feels the government is on the wrong path. The emphatic win for Cavaco Silva added to political pressure on the embattled center-left government as Prime Minister Jose Socrates scrambles to restore international confidence in Portugal’s ailing economy.


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Packers, who are 21⁄2-point favorites, with a versatile attack led by their quarterback and running back Rashard Mendenhall. The defense, led by James Harrison, had a fumble return for a touchdown and a goal-line stand that shut down the Jets’ comeback in the fourth quarter. It will certainly test Aaron Rodgers in the title game in Dallas on Feb. 6. That smothering defense set the tone for most of a frigid night at Heinz Field to end the Jets’ stunning postseason run. Ryan slammed down his headset when Antonio Brown caught a pass for a first down that allowed Pittsburgh to hang on and run out the clock. “It’s not always pretty with us,” Roethlisberger said, “but we do the job.” The Steelers ended the Jets’ season with a


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Pittsburgh’s Ben roethlisberger heads to the end zone against the Jets.

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CHICAGO — There was one MonPackers 21 ster of the Bears 14 Midway in the NFC championship game and his name was Aaron Rodgers. He wasn’t even at his best and, still, he was better than the first, the second and the third quarterback used in vain by the Chicago Bears against their bitter rivals. Rodgers ran for a score and made a TD-saving tackle

in leading the Green Bay Packers into the Super Bowl with a bone-jarring 21-14 victory Sunday over Chicago. “It’s an incredible feeling,” Rodgers said. “I’m at a loss for words.” Rodgers played well enough to keep the Bears off balance all afternoon, Green Bay punter Tim Masthay kept Devin Hester under wraps and the Packers’ superb defense took care of the rest in knocking the Bears out of the playoffs.

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Greg Jennings celebrates the See PACKERS, 4B Packers’ victory on sunday.

Pack edges Miami




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Area athletes update ... Two players from the area are rated among their organization’s top 10 prospects by Baseball America. Jerry Sands (Catawba) is listed as the Los Angeles Dodgers’ No. 1 power prospect and the No. 6 prospect SANDS in the organization. Baseball America projects Sands as a future starter in left field for the Dodgers. Infielder Kyle Seager (NW Cabarrus, UNC) is ranked as the No. 9 prospect in Seattle’s organization. Both are SEAGER coming off tremendous minor league seasons. Seager batted .345 and scored 126 runs in 135 games in advanced A ball. Sands belted 35 homers while batting .301 and stealing 18 bases in 20 attempts at the A and Double A levels.  Pitcher Zach Ward (A.L. Brown) has signed with the Grand Prairie (Texas) AirHogs of the independent American Association. COLLEGE BASEBALL Charlotte has been voted the preseason favorite in the Atlantic 10.

we’ve got to start working toward next year,” Young said. “We have a chance. We’ve got a lot of work to do between now and then, but I like the way our kids work.” Pinyan, who shared the Rowan County Coach of the Year award with Young, is on the same wave length. “Everybody’s real excited,” said Pinyan. “Now, we’ve got to see what we have to do to win a second one.” • There has been some tweaking with next year’s schedules. West dropped Central Cabarrus and Northwest Cabarrus, adding North Rowan and — ready for this? — Reidsville. Yes, that Reidsville, the team that held the nation’s longest winning

RALEIGH — After a huge lead got N.C. State 72 away from Miami 70 North Carolina State, nearly everybody pitched in to deliver the win coach Sidney Lowe and the Wolfpack so desperately needed. For Miami, the result was all too familiar: Another loss away from south Florida. N.C. State snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Hurricanes 72-70 on Sunday, with the Wolfpack receiving contributions from several players down the stretch. Richard Howell scored a career-high 17 points in his first start in nearly two months. Tracy Smith added 16 points and hit the basket in the final minute that put N.C. State ahead to stay. Scott Wood scored 11 points and hit three 3s. Ryan Harrow made a critical steal. C.J. Williams hit an important free throw, then teamed with Smith to make one final stop. They all helped the Wolfpack (12-7, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) regroup after blowing a 17-point lead, and perhaps take a step toward reclaiming the season. Afterward, in the locker room, Lowe said he implored his team to “remember what we did.” “Remember how we dug in defensively the last two possessions,” Lowe said. “Remember we executed in the right way. ... That’s big for a young team. We have to build on that. Remember what we did to win. Remember how we had to play — not just with energy, but intelligently, be-


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salisbury football coach Joe Pinyan, left, and West coach scott Young are already thinking about next year.

Football never ends for these guys t’s January, which means basketball season. But for Scott Young and Joe Pinyan, football season never seems to end. Both of the state championship coaches are already thinking seven months ahead to when 2011 practice officially begins. There’s National Signing Day in a couple of weeks when both will be holding parties to salute their RONNIE seniors moving on to GALLAGHER the college ranks. There’s schedule openings to be filled. At West Rowan, where the Falcons have won three straight state 3A championships, Young is busy sup-


porting his players now involved in winter sports. On Saturday, he watched some of the basketball game against North Iredell, then headed over to Olin to watch the wrestling team go for a conference title against North. Salisbury’s Pinyan, who won his first title in 2AA, was answering questions about his stars, Romar Morris and Darien Rankin. Both committed to North Carolina but Tennessee and Penn State visits were being talked about. “They’re on their official visit at North Carolina today,” Pinyan said Saturday. “That’s where they’re going. It’s a done deal, as far as what they’ve told me.” Both coaches were asked if they could repeat. “When second semester starts,

2B • MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2011

TV Sports Monday, Jan. 24 MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Notre Dame at Pittsburgh 9 p.m. ESPN — Baylor at Kansas St. NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. VERSUS — N.Y. Rangers at Washington TENNIS 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Australian Open, quarterfinals, at Melbourne, Australia 3:30 a.m. ESPN2 — Australian Open, quarterfinals, at Melbourne, Australia WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Iowa at Ohio St.

Area schedule Monday, January 24 SENIOR HIGH Y HOOPS 6 p.m. First Presbyterian vs. Sacred Heart Blue 7 p.m. Love Christian vs. St. John’s Lutheran 8 p.m. Young Life vs. First Baptist MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL Rowan County Tournament at Southeast 4:30 p.m. Erwin vs. Corriher-Lipe (boys) 6 p.m. Knox vs. China Grove (girls) 6. West (6)

Prep hoops Scoring Name, school Avery, West Dulkoski, Carson Steele, West Monroe, Carson Rankin, Salisbury Cuthbertson, North Blaire, Salisbury Sabo, East Blackwell, Carson Dixon, West As. Holmes, Salisbury Ay. Holmes, Salisbury Heilig, Salisbury Richardson, Salisbury A.Goins, East Phillips, Carson Barringer, South Gaddy, South Wike, East S.Goins, South Holman, Carson Carby, North Barber, West Drew, East Miller, South

G 17 14 17 15 12 13 13 14 15 17 13 13 13 13 11 15 14 14 11 14 15 14 17 14 13

Pts. 299 169 204 179 142 152 141 151 158 176 126 119 116 115 94 119 105 104 76 93 97 89 107 86 78

Avg. 17.6 12.1 12.0 11.9 11.8 11.7 10.8 10.8 10.5 10.4 9.7 9.2 8.9 8.8 8.5 7.9 7.5 7.4 6.9 6.6 6.5 6.4 6.3 6.1 6.0

Area boys Name, school T. Jones, Brown K. Sherrill, West Gaddy, South Dillard, Davie N. Jones, Davie Rankin, Salisbury Houston, Carson B. Sherrill, West Murphy, Salisbury Knox, Salisbury Starks, North Givens, North Hargrave, North McDaniel, South Ca. Martin, Davie Medlin, South Clanton, Carson Weant, Salisbury A.Rogers, East Morgan, West Smith, Brown Gittens, East Kimber, North Copeland, Brown D. Heggins, Carson McCain, Salisbury Wagner, Carson R. Heggins, Carson Shepherd, East Parks, West Rivens, Salisbury Akers, South Connor, North Co. Martin, Davie Petty, Salisbury Johnson, Brown Hough, East Warren, West Ford, North Waddell, Brown

G 11 14 15 16 15 10 15 9 14 11 14 6 14 15 16 15 11 13 14 12 11 14 11 11 13 9 15 15 14 16 14 8 13 16 14 11 14 12 12 11

Pts. 256 290 278 292 256 169 235 125 183 139 172 72 164 172 182 164 117 131 141 120 107 123 96 91 106 73 119 116 106 120 101 57 92 109 88 68 86 73 73 66

Avg. 23.3 20.7 18.5 18.3 17.1 16.9 15.7 13.9 13.1 12.6 12.3 12.0 11.7 11.5 11.4 10.9 10.6 10.1 10.1 10.0 9.7 8.8 8.7 8.3 8.2 8.1 7.9 7.7 7.6 7.5 7.2 7.1 7.1 6.8 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.0

Rowan girls career Ayana Avery, West, Sr. ...............1,775 Olivia Rankin, Salisbury, Sr. .......786 Ashia Holmes, Salisbury, Sr. ......693 Ayanna Holmes, Salisbury, Sr. ...638 Teaunna Cuthbertson, NR, Jr. ....583 Jessica Heilig, Salisbury, Sr........494 Chloe Monroe, Carson, Jr...........445 Shay Steele, West, So................427 Allison Blackwell, Carson, So. ....385 Olivia Sabo, East, Sr...................371 Sam Goins, South, Sr. ................323 Kelly Dulkoski, Carson, So. ........290 Tiffany Brown, North, Sr..............278 Doreen Richardson, Salis., Jr. ....265 Demya Heggins, Carson, Sr. ......252 Tyesha Phillips, Carson, So........244 Isis Miller, Salisbury, Sr. ............216 Amber Holloway, West, Jr...........214 Lauren Miller, South, Jr...............205 Nicole Barringer, South, Sr. .......203 Area boys career Darien Rankin, Salisbury, Sr.......1,179 Keshun Sherrill, West, Jr. ...........1,020 Nick Houston, Carson, Sr. ..........828 Shannon Dillard, Davie, Jr. .........766 Javon Hargrave, North, Sr. .........731 Teven Jones, Brown, Sr..............630 John Knox, Salisbury, Sr.............598 Cody Clanton, Carson, Sr...........585 B.J. Sherrill, West, Sr..................573 Alex Weant, Salisbury, Sr. ..........549 Nate Jones, Davie, Jr. ................509 Mark McDaniel, South, Sr...........447 Sam Starks, North, Sr.................378 Romar Morris, Salisbury, Sr........368 Johnathan Gaddy, South, Sr.......360 Jordan Kimber, North, Jr.............345 Devon Heggins, Carson, Sr. .......317 Domonique Noble, West, Sr. ......306 Pierre Givens, North, Jr. .............282 Daniel Chambers, North, Jr. .......266 Corey Murphy, Salisbury, Sr. ......258 Cole Honeycutt, East, Jr. ............218 Zach Wagner, Carson, Sr. ..........212 Brad Akers, South, Sr. ................202

Standings 1A Yadkin Valley Boys YVC Overall North Rowan 7-0 11-3 Albemarle 5-1 7-2 West Montgomery 7-2 7-5 North Moore 6-2 9-5 South Davidson 4-5 7-7 East Montgomery 3-4 4-5 Chatham Central 3-6 4-10 Gray Stone 1-7 2-13 South Stanly 0-9 0-12 Saturday’s games North Rowan 64, South Davidson 61 North Moore 55, South Stanly 25 East Mongomery 65, Gray Stone 46 YVC Overall Girls Albemarle 6-0 7-2 Chatham Central 8-1 10-3 North Moore 5-2 9-5 East Montgomery 3-3 3-7 South Davidson 4-5 6-8 North Rowan 3-4 4-10 South Stanly 3-5 3-9 West Montgomery 2-7 2-10 Gray Stone 0-7 0-11 Saturday’s game South Davidson 69, North Rowan 56 Tuesday’s games North Moore at Chatham Central South Davidson at Albemarle East Montgomery at Providence Grove South Stanly at West Montgomery Wednesday’s game Chatham Central at Albemarle

Thomasville 0-1 3-10 West Davidson 0-3 4-8 Saturday’s games Salisbury 66, West Davidson 61 Lexington 75, Central Davidson 62 Girls CCC Overall 3-0 12-1 Salisbury Central Davidson 3-0 12-2 Thomasville 1-0 13-1 1-2 11-5 East Davidson Lexington 0-3 6-9 West Davidson 0-3 1-10 Saturday’s games Salisbury 82, West Davidson 22 Central Davidson 67, Lexington 54 Monday’s game Thomasville at Central Davidson Tuesday’s game East Davidson at Thomasville Wednesday’s game Salisbury at Central Davidson

3A North Piedmont Boys NPC Overall 6-0 11-3 Statesville West Rowan 5-1 7-9 West Iredell 3-3 8-7 3-3 6-9 Carson North Iredell 2-3 5-8 East Rowan 1-5 1-13 0-5 3-12 South Rowan Saturday’s game West Rowan 57, North Iredell 43 Girls NPC Overall North Iredell 5-0 12-1 5-1 11-4 Carson West Rowan 4-2 12-5 South Rowan 2-3 5-9 2-4 4-10 East Rowan West Iredell 2-4 3-11 Statesville 0-6 0-14 Saturday’s game North Iredell 62, West Rowan 36 Wednesday’s games South Rowan at Statesville East Rowan at Carson West Rowan at West Iredell

3A South Piedmont

Boys Salisbury Central Davidson Lexington East Davidson

CCC 3-0 2-1 2-1 1-2

Overall 10-4 8-6 7-9 9-7

Overall 14-1 9-3 10-5 9-6 9-7 4-10 4-10 4-11

Boys SPC Concord 7-0 A.L. Brown 5-1 5-1 NW Cabarrus Central Cabarrus 3-4 Hickory Ridge 3-4 2-4 Cox Mill Robinson 0-5 Mount Pleasant 0-6 Saturday’s game Concord 80, A.L. Brown 73

Girls SPC Overall 7-0 9-6 Concord Hickory Ridge 6-1 11-5 Robinson 4-1 10-3 3-3 7-8 A.L. Brown NW Cabarrus 3-3 4-10 Mount Pleasant 3-4 9-7 0-7 1-11 Central Cabarrus Cox Mill 0-7 1-13 Saturday’s games Concord 60, A.L. Brown 46 Mount Pleasant 61, Cox Mill 42 Monday’s game Mount Pleasant at NW Cabarrus Tuesday’s games A.L. Brown at Central Cabarrus Cox Mill at Hickory Ridge Concord at Robinson Wednesday’s game A.L. Brown at NW Cabarrus

4A Central Piedmont Boys CPC Overall 4-0 17-0 Reagan Mount Tabor 3-1 16-2 Davie County 2-2 13-3 1-2 6-8 West Forsyth R.J. Reynolds 0-2 3-10 North Davidson 0-3 8-6 Saturday’s game Davie 60, R.J. Reynolds 53 Overall Girls CPC Mount Tabor 4-0 13-2 West Forsyth 3-1 11-4 2-1 9-5 R.J. Reynolds Reagan 1-2 5-9 North Davidson 0-3 5-8 0-3 5-11 Davie County Saturday’s game R.J. Reynolds 62, Davie 36 Tuesday’s games North Davidson at Davie R.J. Reynolds at Reagan Wednesday’s game Forbush at West Forsyth

College hoops

South Carolina 3-2 12-6 Vanderbilt 2-2 14-4 2-2 12-7 Tennessee Western SEC Overall Alabama 4-1 12-7 2-2 10-8 Mississippi State LSU 2-2 10-9 Arkansas 2-3 12-6 1-4 12-7 Mississippi Auburn 0-5 7-12 Tuesday’s games Florida at Georgia, 7 p.m., ESPN Auburn at Arkansas, 9 p.m., ESPNU Wednesday’s game LSU at Tennessee, 8 p.m.

Other scores EAST Canisius 75, Iona 73 Fairfield 57, Niagara 49 New Hampshire 80, UMBC 60 Princeton 73, College of N.J. 40 St. Peter’s 62, Manhattan 53 Vermont 70, Binghamton 52 West Virginia 56, South Florida 46 SOUTH Belmont 72, ETSU 62 Lipscomb 76, S.C.-Upstate 55 MIDWEST E. Michigan 41, Cent. Michigan 38 Evansville 70, Bradley 67 Illinois St. 59, S. Illinois 55 Iowa 91, Indiana 77 Kent St. 78, Miami (Ohio) 57 Wis.-Green Bay 63, Valparaiso 61 Wis.-Milwaukee 86, Butler 80, OT Wisconsin 78, Northwestern 46

Notable boxes N.C. State 72, Miami 70 MIAMI (12-7) Scott 5-13 0-0 10, Grant 9-14 0-0 23, Adams 1-5 0-0 2, Swoope 0-1 0-0 0, Johnson 9-17 2-2 20, Brown 1-2 0-0 3, Thomas 3-6 0-0 8, Gamble 1-3 2-3 4. Totals 29-61 45 70. N.C. STATE (12-7) Howell 8-11 1-1 17, Harrow 2-10 0-0 5, Wood 3-6 2-2 11, Williams 2-4 1-2 6, T. Smith 6-14 4-5 16, Painter 2-3 0-0 4, Brown 3-8 4-4 10, Leslie 1-2 1-2 3, Gonzalez 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 27-60 13-16 72. Halftime—N.C. State 37-30. 3-Point Goals—Miami 8-14 (Grant 5-5, Thomas 25, Brown 1-1, Adams 0-1, Scott 0-2), N.C. State 5-11 (Wood 3-4, Williams 1-2, Harrow 1-4, Gonzalez 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Miami 35 (Johnson 14), N.C. State 31 (T. Smith 7). Assists—Miami 11 (Grant 3), N.C. State 19 (Harrow 7). Total Fouls— Miami 14, N.C. State 9. A—15,222.

West Va. 56, South Fla. 46 SOUTH FLORIDA (7-14) Anderson Jr. 3-6 0-1 6, Gilchrist 6-12 811 20, Poland 3-10 2-2 9, Crater 1-6 0-0 2, Robertson 1-8 2-2 4, Dority 0-0 0-0 0, Noriega 0-3 1-2 1, Burwell 0-1 0-0 0, Famous 1-4 0-0 2, Fitzpatrick 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 16-51 13-18 46. WEST VIRGINIA (13-5) Thoroughman 0-1 0-0 0, Jones 6-15 12 13, Flowers 5-12 2-3 13, Mitchell 6-19 0-0 13, Bryant 2-9 2-2 6, West 0-0 0-0 0, Kilicli 3-8 2-5 8, Mazzulla 0-0 3-4 3, Pepper 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 22-66 10-16 56. Halftime—West Virginia 27-16. 3-Point Goals—South Florida 1-13 (Poland 1-5, Robertson 0-2, Crater 0-3, Noriega 0-3), West Virginia 2-11 (Flowers 1-2, Mitchell 1-5, Jones 0-1, Bryant 0-3). Fouled Out— None. Rebounds—South Florida 41 (Anderson Jr., Gilchrist 10), West Virginia 45 (Mitchell 14). Assists—South Florida 6 (Robertson 3), West Virginia 12 (Bryant, Thoroughman 4). Total Fouls—South Florida 19, West Virginia 16. A—10,744.

Women’s hoops Standings

Standings SAC SAC Overall Lincoln Memorial 8-0 16-0 5-3 10-6 Wingate Anderson 5-3 11-7 Brevard 5-3 7-5 5-3 8-8 Carson-Newman Tusculum 5-3 8-10 Catawba 2-6 6-10 2-6 5-11 Mars Hill Newberry 2-6 7-9 Lenoir-Rhyne 1-7 2-14 Monday’s game Brevard at Winston-Salem State Wednesday’s games Newberry at Brevard Mars Hill at Catawba Wingate at Anderson Lincoln Memorial at Carson-Newman Lenoir-Rhyne at Tusculum

CIAA Northern Division Overall Virginia Union 2-0 7-5 1-0 11-3 Bowie State Elizabeth City State 1-0 11-4 St. Paul’s 1-0 5-8 0-1 1-13 Lincoln Chowan 0-1 1-14 Virginia State 0-3 1-14 Division Overall Southern Winston-Salem State 1-0 12-3 Johnson C. Smith 1-0 12-4 1-0 5-10 St. Augustine’s Shaw 0-1 11-6 Livingstone 0-1 7-5 0-1 7-8 Fayetteville State Monday’s games Dist. Columbia at St. Augustine’s Brevard at Winston-Salem State Elizabeth City State at Bowie State Chowan at Lincoln Virginia Union at St. Paul’s Tuesday’s games Livingstone at Apprentice School

Conference Carolinas CC Overall Queens 8-0 12-4 Limestone 6-1 12-3 Mount Olive 5-3 10-6 Barton 4-4 9-7 St. Andrews 4-4 8-8 Pfeiffer 4-4 6-9 Coker 3-4 5-9 Belmont Abbey 3-5 7-8 Erskine 1-6 2-10 Lees-McRae 0-7 3-11 Wednesday’s games Coker at Pfeiffer Limestone at Erskine Queens at Mount Olive Barton at St. Andrews Belmont Abbey at Lees-McRae

ACC ACC Overall Florida State 5-1 15-5 Duke 5-1 18-1 North Carolina 3-1 13-5 Boston College 4-2 14-6 Virginia Tech 3-2 13-5 Clemson 2-3 13-6 Maryland 2-3 12-7 N.C. State 2-3 12-7 Virginia 2-3 11-8 Georgia Tech 2-3 9-9 Miami 1-4 12-7 Wake Forest 0-5 7-13 Sunday’s game N.C. State 72, Miami 70 Tuesday’s games N.C. State at Clemson, 7 p.m., RSN Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech, 9 p.m. Wednesday’s games UNC at Miami, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2

Southeastern Eastern Florida Kentucky Georgia

SEC 4-1 3-2 3-2

Overall 14-4 15-4 14-4

San Antonio at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

Sunday’s box

Tusculum Mars Hill Newberry Wingate Catawba Lenoir-Rhyne Lincoln Memorial Anderson Carson-Newman Brevard

SAC 6-2 5-3 5-3 5-3 5-3 5-3 3-5 3-5 2-6 1-7

Overall 10-6 12-4 10-6 10-6 11-7 8-8 8-8 7-9 6-12 5-13

Division Northern Elizabeth City State 1-0 Virginia State 1-0 1-0 Chowan Virginia Union 0-0 Bowie State 0-1 0-1 St. Paul’s Lincoln 0-1 Southern Division 1-0 Johnson C. Smith Winston-Salem State 1-0 Shaw 1-0 0-1 St. Augustine’s Livingstone 0-1 Fayetteville State 0-1

Overall 12-5 9-4 6-9 0-12 7-7 1-12 1-13 Overall 14-1 11-6 12-7 11-6 9-4 4-11

ACC ACC Overall Duke 5-0 19-0 Miami 4-0 18-1 5-1 17-5 Georgia Tech Florida State 3-1 15-4 North Carolina 3-2 17-3 3-2 16-3 Maryland Boston College 2-3 15-5 Clemson 2-4 9-12 1-4 9-10 N.C. State Wake Forest 1-4 10-11 Virginia 1-4 12-9 0-5 9-10 Virginia Tech Sunday’s games Georgia Tech 67, Boston College 54 Virginia 72, Virginia Tech 37 Clemson 77, Wake Forest 73 (OT) Maryland 88, North Carolina 65 Duke 65, N.C. State 64 Arkansas at Florida, 8 p.m., FSN


Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 33 10 .767 — New York 22 21 .512 11 Philadelphia 18 25 .419 15 Toronto 13 31 .295 201⁄2 New Jersey 12 32 .273 211⁄2 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 31 13 .705 — Orlando 29 15 .659 2 Atlanta 29 16 .644 21⁄2 CHARLOTTE 17 25 .405 13 Washington 13 29 .310 17 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 30 14 .682 — Indiana 16 25 .390 121⁄2 Milwaukee 16 25 .390 121⁄2 Detroit 16 28 .364 14 Cleveland 8 35 .186 211⁄2 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 37 7 .841 — Dallas 28 15 .651 81⁄2 New Orleans 29 16 .644 81⁄2 Memphis 21 23 .477 16 Houston 20 25 .444 171⁄2 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 28 15 .651 — Utah 27 17 .614 11⁄2 Denver 25 18 .581 3 Portland 25 20 .556 4 Minnesota 10 33 .233 18 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers 32 13 .711 — Phoenix 20 22 .476 101⁄2 Golden State 19 24 .442 12 L.A. Clippers 17 26 .395 14 Sacramento 9 32 .220 21 Sunday’s Games Denver 121, Indiana 107 Monday’s Games Cleveland at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Detroit at Orlando, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Memphis at Toronto, 7 p.m. Washington at New York, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Chicago, 8 p.m. Houston at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Portland, 10 p.m.

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Nuggets 121, Pacers 107 INDIANA (107) Granger 2-10 4-4 8, Hansbrough 10-17 7-9 27, Hibbert 6-15 0-2 12, Collison 2-10 1-1 5, Dunleavy 3-6 2-2 10, Foster 2-3 4-4 8, Price 1-6 3-3 6, George 7-10 1-2 17, Posey 1-4 0-0 3, Rush 3-4 0-0 9, S.Jones 0-2 2-2 2. Totals 37-87 24-29 107. DENVER (121) Anthony 14-27 2-5 36, Martin 2-5 0-0 4, Nene 7-11 1-1 15, Billups 4-9 3-3 12, Afflalo 3-7 2-2 9, Harrington 7-11 1-1 16, Smith 4-9 0-1 8, Lawson 4-6 4-4 13, Ely 0-1 0-0 0, Williams 1-2 2-2 4, Carter 1-2 0-0 3, Forbes 0-2 1-2 1. Totals 47-92 16-21 121. Indiana 30 21 27 29 — 107 Denver 27 32 34 28 — 121 3-Point Goals—Indiana 9-21 (Rush 3-3, Dunleavy 2-3, George 2-3, Price 1-3, Posey 1-4, Granger 0-2, Collison 0-3), Denver 1120 (Anthony 6-8, Carter 1-1, Lawson 1-1, Harrington 1-2, Billups 1-2, Afflalo 1-3, Forbes 0-1, Smith 0-2). Fouled Out—Nene. Rebounds—Indiana 52 (Hansbrough 10), Denver 53 (Nene 10). Assists—Indiana 25 (Price 8), Denver 28 (Billups 6). Total Fouls—Indiana 22, Denver 22. Technicals— Indiana defensive three second, Denver defensive three second. A—17,047 (19,155).

NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Philadelphia 49 32 12 5 69 169 128 Pittsburgh 49 30 15 4 64 153 114 N.Y. Rangers 50 28 19 3 59 143 121 N.Y. Islanders47 15 25 7 37 117 157 New Jersey 48 16 29 3 35 100 143 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 48 27 14 7 61 150 109 Boston Montreal 49 27 17 5 59 128 118 Buffalo 48 22 21 5 49 134 142 47 19 23 5 43 120 145 Toronto Ottawa 49 17 25 7 41 106 157 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 50 30 15 5 65 152 154 Washington 49 27 14 8 62 139 126 51 23 19 9 55 151 166 Atlanta Carolina 48 23 19 6 52 143 149 Florida 47 21 21 5 47 126 126 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Detroit 48 29 13 6 64 163 142 Nashville 48 27 15 6 60 132 114 49 26 19 4 56 155 135 Chicago St. Louis 47 22 18 7 51 126 138 Columbus 48 23 20 5 51 128 149 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 48 29 10 9 67 156 119 48 24 18 6 54 155 157 Colorado Minnesota 48 24 19 5 53 126 132 Calgary 49 22 21 6 50 137 150 Edmonton 47 14 25 8 36 117 162 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Dallas 48 29 14 5 63 143 129 51 27 20 4 58 137 144 Anaheim Phoenix 49 24 16 9 57 141 139 San Jose 49 25 19 5 55 137 135 Los Angeles 48 25 22 1 51 138 122 Sunday’s Games Nashville 3, Edmonton 2, SO Philadelphia 4, Chicago 1 New Jersey 5, Florida 2 Buffalo 5, N.Y. Islanders 3 Tampa Bay 7, Atlanta 1 Monday’s Games Toronto at Carolina, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Nashville at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. St. Louis at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. Dallas at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Boston at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.




2A Central Carolina



Sunday’s sums Steelers 24, Jets 19 N.Y. Jets Pittsburgh

0 3 7 9 — 19 7 17 0 0 — 24 First Quarter Pit—Mendenhall 1 run (Suisham kick), 5:54. Second Quarter Pit—FG Suisham 20, 6:51. Pit—Roethlisberger 2 run (Suisham kick), 2:00. Pit—Gay 19 fumble return (Suisham kick), 1:13. NYJ—FG Folk 42, :09. Third Quarter NYJ—Holmes 45 pass from Sanchez (Folk kick), 12:13. Fourth Quarter NYJ—DeVito safety, 7:38. NYJ—Cotchery 4 pass from Sanchez (Folk kick), 3:06. A—66,662. NYJ Pit 17 23 First downs Total Net Yards 289 287 Rushes-yards 22-70 43-166 219 121 Passing Punt Returns 0-0 2-10 Kickoff Returns 5-51 4-70 2-10 0-0 Interceptions Ret. Comp-Att-Int 20-33-0 10-19-2 Sacked-Yards Lost 2-14 2-12 4-36.5 1-38.0 Punts Fumbles-Lost 2-1 3-0 Penalties-Yards 6-50 4-25 34:41 Time of Possession 25:19 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—N.Y. Jets, Greene 9-52, Tomlinson 9-16, Sanchez 3-6, Cotchery 1-(minus 4). Pittsburgh, Mendenhall 27-121, Redman 4-27, Roethlisberger 11-21, Moore 1(minus 3). PASSING—N.Y. Jets, Sanchez 20-33-0233. Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger 10-19-2-133. RECEIVING—N.Y. Jets, Keller 8-64, Cotchery 5-33, Edwards 3-50, Holmes 2-61, B.Smith 2-25. Pittsburgh, Miller 2-38, Mendenhall 2-32, Ward 2-14, Sanders 1-20, Brown 1-14, Moore 1-9, Wallace 1-6. MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.

Packers 21, Bears 14 Green Bay Chicago

7 7 0 7 — 21 0 0 0 14 — 14 First Quarter GB—Rodgers 1 run (Crosby kick), 10:50. Second Quarter GB—Starks 4 run (Crosby kick), 11:13. Fourth Quarter Chi—Taylor 1 run (Gould kick), 12:02. GB—Raji 18 interception return (Crosby kick), 6:04. Chi—Bennett 35 pass from Hanie (Gould kick), 4:43. A—62,377. GB Chi First downs 23 17 Total Net Yards 356 301 Rushes-yards 32-120 24-83 Passing 236 218 Punt Returns 3-13 4-38 Kickoff Returns 3-44 4-63 Interceptions Ret. 3-58 2-43 Comp-Att-Int 17-30-2 19-38-3 Sacked-Yards Lost 1-8 2-15 Punts 8-41.8 9-37.1 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 1-0 Penalties-Yards 6-40 9-89 Time of Possession 34:04 25:56 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Green Bay, Starks 22-74, Rodgers 7-39, Jackson 2-5, Kuhn 1-2. Chicago, Forte 17-70, Cutler 2-10, Hanie 13, Taylor 3-2, Bennett 1-(minus 2). PASSING—Green Bay, Rodgers 17-302-244. Chicago, Hanie 13-20-2-153, Cutler 6-14-1-80, Collins 0-4-0-0. RECEIVING—Green Bay, Jennings 8130, Nelson 4-67, Jackson 1-16, J.Jones 110, Driver 1-9, Kuhn 1-6, Starks 1-6. Chicago, Forte 10-90, Bennett 3-45, Olsen 3-30, Knox 2-56, Taylor 1-12.

Tennis Australian Open Results Purse: $24.7 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men’s Fourth Round Alexandr Dolgopolov, Ukraine, def. Robin Soderling (4), Sweden, 1-6, 6-3, 61, 4-6, 6-2. Women’s Fourth round Petra Kvitova (25), Czech Republic, def. Flavia Pennetta (22), Italy, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. Vera Zvonareva (2), Russia, def. Iveta Benesova, Czech Republic, 6-4, 6-1.

DENVER (AP) — Carmelo Anthony gave the home Nuggets 121 crowd nothing to about Sunday Pacers 107 boo night, scoring 36 points in the Denver Nuggets’ 121-107 victory over the Indiana Pacers, who lost their fifth straight. Anthony had been subjected to jeers by the home crowd as trade talk intensified last week, but on this night, the Denver fans showed him plenty of love, especially when he was raining 3s from all over the court as he put on a spectacular 23-point show in the third quarter. Anthony’s career-best six 3-pointers all came in the third period as the Nuggets turned a close game into a laugher — a reversal of their game in November when the Pacers made their first 20 shots of the third quarter and rolled to a 144-113 win in Indianapolis.

Anthony’s previous high was five 3-pointers back in 2003, his rookie season. Nene added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Nuggets, who led by 25 and improved to 20-5 at the Pepsi Center, where they haven’t lost consecutive games all seaHANSBROUGH son. Tyler Hansbrough had 27 points and 10 rebounds for Indiana, which trailed 59-51 at halftime. After a chaotic week in which the New Jersey Nets scuttled talks on a proposed blockbuster trade for Anthony, the weekend was quiet in Denver with no new reports, rumors or revelations in this Melo Drama that began last summer when the All-Star forward refused to sign a $65 million extension through 2014-15.

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NHL roundup ... CHICAGO — Jeff Carter had two goals and an assist, rookie Sergei Bobrovsky made 30 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Sunday. Nikolay Zherdev and Scott Hartnell also scored, and Claude Giroux had four assists for the Flyers in the only regular-season rematch of the Blackhawks’ victory last year in the Stanley Cup finals. The 22-year-old Bobrovsky lost a bid for his first career shutout at 6:49 of the third period when Marian Hossa scored on a penalty shot. Philadelphia leads the NHL with 69 points and is 9-2-0 in its last 11. Chicago lost in regulation for the first time since Jan. 5. Lightning 7, Thrashers 1 TAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos notched his NHL-best 38th goal to take over sole possession of the league scoring lead and help Tampa Bay win its fourth straight game. The Southeast leaders beat the Thrashers for the 11th straight time, completing a six-game sweep of the season series between the division rivals in their second game in four days. Predators 3, Oilers 2, SO EDMONTON, Alberta — Cody Franson scored the lone shootout goal

and Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne turned aside all three Edmonton shooters. Rinne got a huge break in overtime after losing his stick on a wild scramble on an Edmonton power play. Shawn Horcoff beat Rinne with a diving backhander, but the puck struck the unattended stick at the goal line and deflected out. A video review confirmed the puck didn’t fully cross the line. Devils 5, Panthers 2 NEWARK, N.J. — Ilya Kovalchuk had a goal and two assists, Jason Arnott scored twice and Martin Brodeur made 24 saves to help resurgent New Jersey extend its winning streak to four. Brian Rolston and Patrik Elias also scored for the Devils, who have picked up points in seven straight games (6-0-1). Their only blip during the surge was a 3-2 overtime loss at Florida on Jan. 15. Sabres 5, Islanders 3 UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Nathan Gerbe snapped a tie early in the third period with a power-play goal, and Buffalo salvaged a split of the homeand-home series. After scoring goals 5 seconds apart in the third period Friday night in Buffalo’s 5-2 home loss to New York, Gerbe finished a three-way passing play to net the winner 1:48 into the final period Sunday.

Red Devil wrestler shines rebounds and five block shots. Chili Chilton added seven points, including China Grove wrestler Alex Lyles the go-ahead basket in OT. has won five tournaments this year. The Dolphins travel to Conover for Lyles was the champion at 215 a league double header on Tuesday. pounds in the Rowan County Middle School Tournament held at China  College commitments Grove on Saturday. South Rowan’s He recently won the open state championship held at Davie and also Caleb O’Neal has won a Christmas tournament at North signed with Southern Rowan and tournaments held at Wesleyan’s cross Thomasville and Mebane. He’s won country program.  South Rowan two events while wrestling in the 250second baseman Japound class. Lyles is 34-0 this season and has cob Dietz has verbalgiven up only six total points in all ly committed to Belmont Abbey’s basethose matches.  Erwin wrestlers, coached by for- ball program. DIETZ  Northwest mer East Rowan standout Aaron Plyler, finished second in Saturday’s Cabarrus left-hander Rob Bain, who has lots of family ties to Rowan Counconference tournament. Brady Argabright and Marshall ty, has verbally committed to DavidShank won championships for the Ea- son’s baseball program. Bain is one of the nominees for gles while Robert Barringer, Justin Coe and Bryant Godsey had second- Greater Charlotte Pitcher of the Year. That award will be announced Feb. 5. place finishes.  Play continues in the middle Stories are upcoming. school basketball tournament today with semifinals at Southeast.  Hurley Y basketball Erwin’s top-seeded boys play CorA boys basketball league for ages riher-Lipe at 4:30 p.m., and Knox’s top-seeded girls meet China Grove at 5-14 starts in February at Hurley YMCA. 6 p.m. Games will be played in February and March. There will be a coaches  Jayvee girls basketball meeting this Friday at 6 p.m. in the Salisbury’s jayvee girls basketball Y conference room. team rolled 49-18 against West DavidVolunteer coaches and assistants son on Saturday. are needed. Contact Phillip Hilliard, Patreece Lattimore scored 17 sports director, for information at points for the Hornets (9-0, 3-0 CCC). 704-636-0111. Monifa Angle had nine points, and Daterria Connor scored eight.  China Grove sign-ups From staff reports

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China Grove youth baseball and softball registrations will start on Jan. 19 at Dale’s Sporting Goods. Registration lasts through Feb. 26. Baseball fees are $40 for Coach Pitch (ages 5-6); $50 for Coach Pitch (ages 7-8); $50 for Junior Division (ages 9-10); and $50 for Senior Division (ages 11-12). Softball fee is $45 for Coach Pitch (ages 6-9) or Senior Division (ages 1014). League age is as of April 30, 2011. If you have questions, contact James Solomon at 704 857-1439 or email

Sacred Heart’s varsity girls beat Hickory Christian 50-43 at the Boyd Dolphin Tank. Erin Ansbro had 23 points, eight assists, seven rebounds and seven steals to lead the Dolphins (16-5, 4-0). Meghan Hedgepeth added 10 points, six assists, five rebounds and five steals. Annie Habeeb had seven points. Caroline Parrott had seven reboards and Breya Philpot had five.  Sacred Heart’s boys rallied from a halftime deficit and topped Hickory Christian 34-30 in overtime. Spencer Storey hit a key 3-pointer during the rally.  Pfeiffer volleyball Max Fisher hit three 3-pointers to Pfeiffer’s men’s volleyball team lift his season total to 43. He scored opened the season by going 3-1 at the 12 points. Christian Hester had 11 points, 12 Hampton Inn & Sleep Inn tourney.


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Tigers honor Sparky Associated Press The baseball notebook ... DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers will retire Sparky Anderson’s No. 11 this year, one of several gestures the team is planning to honor the late manager. The Tigers also will wear a commemorative patch to honor the Hall of Fame manager who led them to the World Series title in 1984, and raise a flag with his name on it at their home opener. “When you think of great managers and people in the game that really epitomize what it is to be a baseball manager ... you think of Sparky Anderson,” general manager Dave Dombrowski said Saturday. Anderson, who also won the World Series twice as Cincinnati’s manager, died Nov. 4. Dombrowski expressed regret that Anderson passed away before his number was retired. “I know in a way, it’s a shame,” Dombrowski said. “It’s the same thing, I see somebody go into the Hall of Fame, and you say, ‘Gee, I wish they’d gone in when they were alive.’” The date for the number retirement has yet to be determined. NEW RAYS TAMPA, Fla. — Manny Ramirez and Johnny Damon are about to become teammates again, this time in Tampa Bay. Both free-agent outfielders agreed to one-year contracts with the Rays, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreements had not been announced. Damon gets $5.25 million and the chance to earn $750,000 in bonuses based on attendance, the person said. Ramirez gets $2 million. The moves mark the first major additions for the AL

East champions after a devastating offseason in which one prominent player after another left cost-conscious Tampa Bay. Carl Crawford, Carlos Pena and Rafael Soriano signed elsewhere as free agents. Matt Garza and Jason Bartlett were traded. A strong bullpen was depleted by the losses of Joaquin Benoit, Dan Wheeler and Chad Qualls. WRITER’S AWARDS NEW YORK — Joe Torre, Bobby Cox and Lou Piniella stood together behind the podium, a trio of retiring managers honored for a combined 81 years leading major league clubs. “Played the game for 16 years and then had an opportunity to manager five different ballclubs, very special teams,” Torre said. “But you know when you managed five teams that means you’ve been fired a few times.” The hotel ballroom audience laughed. The three were presented the Willie, Mickey and the Duke Award from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s New York chapte. Torre and Piniella thanked late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, Torre for letting him manage New York for 12 seasons, Piniella for being given his start as a manager. Cox singled out former Braves pitchers Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz ‘for allowing me to keep working.” Cox finished fourth in career regular-season wins with 2,504, Torre fifth with 2,326 and Piniella 14th with 1,835. “I would run out of times if I had to talk about all the times that Bobby — and really you two — had been ejected from games,” Girardi joked. Cox was ejected a record 158 times.


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Vickers back after medical scare Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — After eight months away from racing, Brian Vickers was unsure what to expect when he got behind the wheel again. He thought his seat, belts and helmet might feel a little different. Instead, they fit perfectly. He’s hoping the rest of his return will be equally smooth. Vickers stepped away from NASCAR last season after doctors found clots in his leg and lungs. Treatment included blood thinners, two procedures to close a hole in his heart and the insertion of a stent into his left leg. He considered quitting, but ultimately decided to return for the 2011 season. “In the end what brought me back was just my love for racing, just being in a car going 200 miles an hour,” Vickers said during a three-day test at Daytona International Speedway. “Whether I win or lose, I’m happy to be back.” Vickers got back in his No. 83 Toyota for the first time during a private test in Orlando last week. He turned more laps at NASCAR’s open test at Daytona — and was near the top of the speed chart Friday. “You look for all these words and ways to describe your emotions, your feelings, and sometimes there’s just nothing to say,” Vickers said. “I don’t know how else to put it. Everyone keeps asking me how does it feel to be back. I guess it feels damn good.” Vickers was hospitalized with chest pain in May, leading to the discovery of the clots. He didn’t drive the rest of the season while undergoing treatment. A third clot developed in his finger, and doctors believed it moved through a hole in his heart.

He had surgery in July to close the passageway, then had a procedure to insert the stent the next day. Vickers said without the heart surgery he would have run the risk of having a stroke. He was diagnosed with May-Thurner syndrome, a clotting disorder that increases the risk of deep vein thrombosis. But doctors believe sitting in a race car for extended periods also could have helped caused the clots. They also say dehydration and the location of tight belts may have been contributing factors. Regardless, they put him on blood thinners for six months. Vickers finished treatment in November and has been cleared to return to a full-time racing schedule without limitations. “There was a point in time there where I didn’t know if I was ever coming back, not just because of the doctors, but I questioned if I wanted to come back,” said Vickers, who has two wins in eight Sprint Cup seasons. “Maybe it was time to just start a new chapter in my life. Is it worth going back and trying again? What would happen to me emotionally?” Vickers mostly stayed away from tracks during his medical leave, choosing to travel, spend time with family and friends, “chase dreams outside of racing” and do some “soul searching.” When he returned in August to watch a race at Bristol, it was more emotional than he expected. “Just sitting there on the (pit) box trying to be supportive for the team, but it was just tearing me apart inside,” he said. “I was just a wreck, a complete wreck. My stress was out of the roof.”

West Virginia bounces back; Duke women nip Wolfpack Associated Press

The college basketball roundup ... MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Casey Mitchell had 13 points and 14 rebounds to lead No. 21 West Virginia to a 56-46 win over South Florida on Sunday. John Flowers and Kevin Jones added 13 points apiece for West Virginia (13-5, 4-2 Big East). The Mountaineers bounced back from a 75-71 loss to Marshall on Wednesday after entering the Top 25 for the first time this season. Augustus Gilchrist had his third straight double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds for South Florida (7-

14, 1-7). The Bulls lost for the 11th time in 13 games. West Virginia gave up its fewest first-half points this season and the Mountaineers led by as many as 16 points after halftime. No. 18 Wisconsin 78, Northwestern 46 EVANSTON, Ill. — Jon Leuer scored 19 points to lead a balanced attack and No. 18 Wisconsin rolled to a Big Ten victory over Northwestern. Keaton Nankival had 16 points and Taylor Jordan added 14 as the Badgers (15-4, 5-2 Big Ten) won their third straight game to remain third in the conference standings. Wisconsin freshman Josh Gasser

had a triple-double with 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. John Shurna and Luka Mirkovic scored 13 apiece for the Wildcats. Iowa 91, Indiana 77 IOWA CITY, Iowa — Freshman Melsahn Basabe scored 20 points, Matt Gatens added 19 and Iowa snapped a six-game losing streak by drilling depleted Indiana. Freshman Devyn Marble scored a career-high 18 for the Hawkeyes (811, 1-6 Big Ten), who picked up their first league win. Women No. 3 Duke 65, N.C. State 64 RALEIGH — Freshman Chelsea

Gray hit a driving layup with 12 seconds left to help No. 3 Duke rally from a 20-point deficit to beat rival North Carolina State on Sunday. Jasmine Thomas scored 14 points to lead the Blue Devils (19-0, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). No. 15 Maryland 88, No. 10 UNC 65 COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Alyssa Thomas had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 15 Maryland had four other players score in double figures in a surprisingly easy 88-65 victory over No. 10 North Carolina on Sunday. Italee Lucas scored 17 for the Tar Heels (17-3, 3-2). North Carolina has gone 3-3 since starting out 14-0.

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guys did a great job getting back into the game.” Smith followed with a putback with 44 seconds to play to give N.C. State the lead for good, and held on to claim their first win since a 90-68 rout of last-place Wake Forest on Jan. 8. N.C. State followed that win with losses to three of the league’s top four teams: Boston College, Florida State and No. 4 Duke. Lorenzo Brown finished with 10 points for the Wolfpack.

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ing in the right place. No question about it. It’s big to win a close game like this.” Malcolm Grant scored 23 points and hit five 3-pointers, and Reggie Johnson added 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Hurricanes (12-7, 1-4), whose 12th straight ACC road defeat wasn’t decided until the final buzzer. “A loss is a loss. I don’t care if we were down 100,” Johnson said. “We’re in a melancholy mood right now. We’re not giving up.” Miami had the ball down 71-70 in the closing seconds but Harrow stole the ball from Durand Scott with 20 seconds left. After Williams extended the lead to two with a free throw with 15.9 seconds left, the Hurricanes had one last chance. Grant drove the left baseline and tried to feed the ball to Johnson in the paint. Smith and Williams broke up the pass and the horn sounded with players for both teams diving on the loose ball. Scott finished with 10 points on 5-of-13 shooting for Miami, which fell to 1-5 on the road this season and remained winless against N.C. State at the RBC Center. The Hurricanes got hot down the stretch, scoring on 12 consecutive trips downcourt as part of their frenetic 32-14 rally that gave them their first lead since midway through the first half. Grant

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Teams with tradition, hair matched up in Super Bowl Associated Press

Get ready for a hair-raisin’ Super Bowl in Big D. No barbers necessary, that’s for sure, when the Steelers face the Packers. Troy Polamalu and the Steel Curtain led Pittsburgh into the big game for the third time in six years, holding off Rex Ryan and those bigtalkin’ Jets 24-19 in the AFC championship game Sunday. The black-and-gold already have won six Super Bowl rings, more than any franchise, but they’ll be going against a team that can hold its own in the history department. Green Bay was the Monster of the Midway in the NFC, winning its third straight road playoff game 21-14 over the rival Chicago Bears. The Packers can also hold their own in

STEELERS FROM 1B dominant first half for a 24-3 lead. Mendenhall had 95 of his 121 yards and a touchdown. “We played a good half. We never played a good game, and that was the difference,” Ryan said in a postgame interview with CBS. “You get to this point, you’ve got to play a great game against a great opponent and we played a good half and that was it.” At game’s end, Roethlisberger knelt on the field, his face buried in an AFC championship T-shirt. “I’m going to enjoy this,” he said. No one had to ask what he meant. Roethlisberger sat out the season’s first four games for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy — an outgrowth of a college student’s accusations that he sexually assaulted her in Georgia last March. The quarterback was never prosecuted over what was the second such set of allegations against him. “God is good and this one was for Steelers fans,” Roethlisberger said. “I’m really proud of the way you came out and supported us tonight.” Now he will lead the Steelers into their eighth Super Bowl, a game they handle pretty well — and have a

the hair department, too, with the grungy locks of Clay Matthews matched against Polamalu’s thick mass of curls. A pair of over-the-top ‘dos for America’s most outsized sporting event, a de facto national holiday that brings all of America together in front of their high-def, big-screen TVs for a blitz of salsa and wings, unabashed capitalism and glitzy halftime shows — and, for most of the past decade, some dang good football. And let’s not forget our other national pastime: gambling. The Packers opened as 21/2-point favorites for the game Feb. 6 at Cowboys Stadium, the spaceship of a stadium that Jerry Jones built to showcase a game as big as all of Texas. That spread sounds about right, based on the classic finishes that have become the norm in a game

record six titles to show for it. The cocky Jets seemed to have left everything they had in New England last Sunday. There was little trash talking all week and even less fire early in their biggest game since winning the championship 42 years ago. They haven’t been back to the Super Bowl. The Steelers are regulars, including Super Bowl titles for the 2005 and 2008 teams, both led by Roethlisberger and a fierce defense sparked by safety Troy Polamalu. Polamalu, his long hair flowing from under his helmet, didn’t have to do a whole lot this time. Not with the way his teammates whipped the Jets at the line of scrimmage before a spirited New York surge in the second half. “We overcame a lot more obstacles this year than we have in the past,” Polamalu said. “But we still got one more to go. “ And too often, New York’s defense was like a swinging gate that Roethlisberger and Mendenhall ran through. New York (13-6) failed for the fourth time in the AFC title game since 1969, when the Jets won perhaps the most significant of all Super Bowls. It was a devastating finish, particularly after the Jets beat Peyton Manning and the Colts, then Tom Brady and the Patriots on the road to get to

that used to be anything but Super on the field. Beginning in 2000, when the Rams stopped the Titans a yard short of the tying score as time ran out, six Super Bowls have been decided by a touchdown or less, many of them going right down to the final seconds. The storylines abound in this one, from Ben Roethlisberger turning an offseason of discontent into a year of triumph to Aaron Rodgers leading the sixth-seeded Packers to one big win after another, much like the guy whose shadow he’s left in the dust, Brett Favre. Both teams started strong and held on for dear life to win their conference titles. Pittsburgh was up 240 but needed a goal-line stand to finally silence the Jets. The Packers jumped ahead by two touchdowns on

Pittsburgh. Asked if he would change anything about this season, Ryan said, “I would change the outcome of this game and that’s the only thing I would change. We don’t need to apologize to anybody. We’ll be back, you’ll see.” The Steelers snapped New York’s hopes of making the Super Bowl a sixth-seed spectacular; the Packers are the NFC’s No. 6 seed. Coach Mike Tomlin’s team was eager for the fight from the outset, while Ryan’s guys were flat until it was too late. The Jets did get a 45-yard TD pass from Mark Sanchez to Santonio Holmes — the hero of Pittsburgh’s Super Bowl victory two years ago — and a safety after Pittsburgh’s goal-line stand. But the early hole was too deep, even after a 4-yard TD pass to Jerricho Cotchery made it 24-19 with 3:06 remaining. The Jets never got the ball back. Pittsburgh set the early tone with a 66-yard march that took up the first nine minutes, with Roethlisberger displaying his scrambling skills on several plays, including a key 12-yard run on third-and-12. Mendenhall reached the ball over the goal line from the 1, the final of a 15-play drive in which the Steelers pushed around Ryan’s pride and joy. But Pittsburgh also lost

PACKERS FROM 1B It was the 182nd meeting in the league’s most historic feud, and the stakes had never been bigger. Now the Packers (13-6) are headed to Dallas. And no matter what happens in the Super Bowl on Feb. 6, the Packers and their fans hold ultimate bragging rights over their foes to the south. Green Bay will play the Pittsburgh Steelers, who topped the New York Jets 2419 in the AFC championship game. The Packers opened as 21/2-point favorites for the game at Cowboys Stadium. “We made a play to win the game and that’s all that matters,” Packers linebacker Clay Matthews said. “Keep playing defense the way we know how, and it’s going to be tough for teams to beat us.” All Jay Cutler could do was watch, having left the game AssOciAted PRess with a knee injury early in the chicago’s Julius Peppers (90) puts a big hit on Green Bay’s third quarter. Even before the injury, Cutler was having Aaron Rodgers, but Rodgers turned in a fine performance.


the Bears, who nearly pulled it out with third-string quarterback Caleb Hanie leading the comeback. An interception in the final minute sent Green Bay packing for Dallas. “We made a play to win the game and that’s all that matters,” Matthews said. “Keep playing defense the way we know how, and it’s going to be tough for teams to beat us.” Roethlisberger is going for his third title in six years, after sitting out the first four games as punishment for his behavior in a small Georgia college town over the offseason. He was accused of sexually assaulting a young woman, though no charges were filed. His reputation took a beating, however. Having apologized and insisted that he’s a changed man, Big Ben hopes to move him into rarified territory with a third Super Bowl ring.

The only quarterbacks who have won more are Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana, each with four. “This one was for Steelers fans,” Roethlisberger said. “I’m really proud of the way you came out and supported us.” Green Bay is known as Titletown USA, but the Packers haven’t won it all since 1997. The people who wear cartoonlooking blocks of cheese on their heads figure that’s long enough, considering the boys of the frozen tundra have won more titles than any other franchise when taking into account what happened before there was a game with Super in the title. The Packers count a dozen NFL titles in all, including the first two Super Bowls in 1967 and ‘68 with Vince Lombardi stalking the sideline.

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Pittsburgh tight end Heath Miller battles New York Jets safety eric smith for a pass. outstanding rookie center Maurkice Pouncey with a sprained left ankle, leaving it with just one backup offensive lineman. It was the Jets who were struggling to block, though. And catch, with the usually sure-handed Cotchery making a key third-down drop. Or tackle. Mendenhall found seams to the left, right or up the middle. His 35-yard sprint in the second quarter led to Shaun Suisham’s 20-

yard field goal and a 10-0 lead that was insurmountable the way the Jets were whiffing. It became 17-0 as Roethlisberger scooted into the end zone from the 2. Just 47 seconds later, Ike Taylor sacked Sanchez, forcing a fumble that William Gay ran 22 yards for a 24-0 lead. Then the Jets began their comeback. Nick Folk made a 42-yard field goal at the end of the first half as Pittsburgh went

to a prevent defense. Holmes got behind Taylor down the right sideline for his TD, and Mike DeVito pulled down Roethlisberger in the end zone after the quarterback fumbled a snap. The record crowd of 66,662 lost its fervor when Cotchery came free in the left flat for his score. But Roethlisberger hit Heath Miller for 14 yards, then Brown for 14 to send the Steelers to yet another Super Bowl.

trouble moving the ball. Worse, he was getting booed by the home fans. Primary backup Todd Collins replaced Cutler and was jeered even worse. Then little-known backup Caleb Hanie and the Bears (12-6) actually made it a game. Chicago’s third-string quarterback rallied the Bears for a touchdown drive to cut the lead to 14-7 after Chester Taylor’s 1-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter. Hanie had a chance to tie the game after the Bears’ defense finally got a few stops, but threw a ball straight to Packers defensive lineman B.J. Raji, who lumbered 18 yards into the end zone for a touchdown to give the Packers a 21-7 lead. But Hanie wasn’t finished. He threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Earl Bennett to again cut the lead to seven points with 4:43 left. The Bears forced a punt and got the ball back with under 3 minutes left. Hanie drove the Bears to the Green Bay 29-yard line, then threw

a fourth-down interception to Sam Shields — the rookie’s second of the game. Now all those Pro Bowl voters who didn’t think Rodgers was worthy can relax. They’re off the hook. Rodgers will be headed to the Super Bowl instead. Rodgers proved ready for the biggest day of his brief but impressive career as the successor to Brett Favre, even if his final stat line didn’t look impressive after an ugly, hard-fought game. He threw for 244 yards with two interceptions — a disappointment, given how well he had played lately. But his play in the first half was good enough to put the Bears in a two-touchdown hole, boggling a good defense that suddenly seemed to fall for every play-action fake. Chicago was ready for a championship party under sunny skies and 20-degree temperatures, and went wild from the national anthem on. But Rodgers quieted them down quickly, marching the Packers on an opening drive

then ended with Rodgers scrambling for a score. The Bears went with a heavy dose of running back Matt Forte early on, with limited success. Early in the second quarter, Brandon Jackson faked Brian Urlacher out for a long gain on a screen pass, and Rodgers’ pass to Jordy Nelson set up James Starks’ 4-yard touchdown run to give Green Bay a 14-0 lead. It was the latest in a series of big moments for Rodgers, who has earned near-universal praise for the way he has played this season — especially since sitting out the Packers’ Dec. 19 loss at New England because of a concussion. Rodgers has been on a hot streak ever since, and doing it under pressure. The Packers would have been out of the playoffs with a loss in either of their last two regular-season games, including the regular season finale against Chicago. With the Packers leading 14-0 at halftime, Green Bay’s defense forced a three-andout to begin the second half.

closer,” said Pinyan, who was the only coach to play the other five county schools last year. FROM 1A • Feb. 2 promises to be a busy day streak at 55 before losing last seafor Young and Pinyan. As many as son. The Rams handed the title of 13 players could possibly sign on longest winning streak to West, that day from those two title teams. which now stands at 46. The two Young wouldn’t be surprised if KNOX WARREN will play in Reidsville. seven of his Falcons sign between Young had an opening in the National Signing Day and Feb. 14. eighth week of the season and feels The biggest name is defensive Knox was leaning toward lucky to find such an intriguing op- back Domonique Noble, who is ex- Charleston, a Division II school in ponent. pected to sign with Georgia Tech. West Virginia. “Next year, it’s 11 games in 11 He also mentioned quarterback Speedster Morris and safety weeks,” Young said. “It was tough B.J. Sherrill, defensive backs Trey Rankin are Carolina Blue-bound. to find somebody to play in Week Mashore and Eric Cowan, defenKicker David Simons plans to walk 8. They had an opening and we had sive lineman Emmanuel Gbunblee, on at Division III Randolph-Macon. an opening. They were excited linebacker Quentin Sifford and Pinyan said tight end Riley Galabout the potential to play us. I tight end Patrick Hampton. lagher and defensive back Tre think it’s going to be a big-time Cowan, Rowan County’s DefenJackson could go to Division III matchup.” sive Player of the Year, took the schools. Davie County dropped Salisbury SAT on Saturday and is expected to At Carson, Mark Woody will (“I guess they were tired of beatmake his first visits. Word is, Aphave a celebration for running ing us,” Pinyan laughed). The War palachian State is one of the schools back Shaun Warren (Western CarEagles will be replaced by Besseworking on a package for Sherrill. olina) and receiver Cody Clanton mer City. At Salisbury, the big question (Catawba). “It was between us and West surrounds John Knox, a talented • Davidson and they said we were wishbone quarterback. Pinyan said Speaking of Warren, who shared

the county’s Offensive Player of the Year award with Sherrill, Pinyan wonders if he’ll be available to play in the East-West AllStar game in July. Pinyan’s the head coach of the West and he said the staff has already chosen 20 players with the notion of picking a total of 60, even though the team consists of only 32. Why 60? Players drop off. Not many Division I signees participate in the game, instead going to college early. That’s why Pinyan knows he doesn’t have a chance at Rankin, Morris or Noble. When asked if Warren would be chosen, Pinyan said, “I’m sure he will be. But will he go to Western Carolina early or wait?” The team will be announced on Feb. 26. Coaches have to nominate players and Pinyan said there could possibly be a nice Rowan County flavor in the game. North Rowan sent in the name of defensive tackle Javon Hargrave. West sent in several names. Pinyan will proba-

bly choose Knox, since he’s planning on running his wishbone offense. Woody nominated Warren. • And finally, the Post would like to break this exclusive story. West Rowan has admitted to recruiting some future football players. The Post did some investigative reporting and found out the stars of this new squad will be named Brody, Hampton and Parker. As in Brody Young, Hampton Nixon and Parker Gentry Durant. Gotcha. The wives of Young, assistant Joe Nixon and principal Jamie Durant are all expecting boys. At least two other faculty members are also expecting boys. “We’ve got a team coming to West Rowan in the spring and summer,” Young laughed. They’ll be born with a championship spoon in their mouths. • Contact Ronnie Gallagher at 704-797-4287 or


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FREE Puppies. Jack Russell/Terrier Mix. Available Feb. 6th. 4 boys, 2 girls. Call 704-640-9274 after 6 p.m. Greyhound Mix – Free, 10 year old three legged greyhound mix. Very sweet. House broken. Good w/children & other pets. 704-212-7299.

Puppies. 6 week old Yorkie-Shons. 3 brown males with little white and black markings and 1 black female with little white marking. Tails docked, dewormed and first shots. Call William Petersheim at 330-2313816 or 330-231-7136


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

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Dogs 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

Cat, neutered, fluffy white male cat. Needs good indoor home. Call 704630-6972


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Dogs CKC puppies. Pomeranians, 9 wks. $200. Blue male Chihuahua. 4½ mo. $150. Cash. 704-633-5344

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Golden Retrievers full blooded. Parents on site. Born December 20. Males $75, females $100. 704819-6159 Puppies

Puppies. Boxers, full blooded, born Nov. 28, 1st shots, tails docked, parents on site. 4 females & 2 males are left. $250 each. 704-6366461 after 5pm

Puppy. Miniature Schnauzer, female. Ready. 1st shots, de-wormed. Parents on site. $400. 704-2989099 or 704-738-3042

YORKIE Gold color Yorkie, small dog. Call Pat, 704-2263835 moving out of town asking $300. Salisbury Puppies. Yorkshire Terriers AKC tea cup size, baby doll face, born Dec. 4, 2010, 1st shot, dewormed, tail docked, dew claws removed, vet checked. 704-223-0742 or 704-279-5349

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Certified Nursing Assistant seeking evening home care position for child or elderly. 10 yrs experience. Have references. Salisbury, Concord area. Ask for Carol, 704-279-5750

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Home Theater System, JVC audio/ video receiver, 6 JBL speakers 100 watt. $175 Rockwell 704-202-5022

Gemstones (3) - .50 carat natural ruby, 1.23 carat natural sapphire & 1.04 carat natural sapphire. Cut & ready to be set. $300. 704-638-6470.

Piano. Marcellus upright piano. Great condition. 80 years old. $350. YOU MOVE! 704-857-0093

Window air conditioner with remote. You pickup. $80, 704-638-5633. No calls after 7 pm, or leave a message.

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.

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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

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

Misc For Sale A.R.E. fiberglass truck cap. Fits '07 and newer Silverado/Sierra long beds. Came off regular cab. Dark blue color. $375. 704-638-6470. ANDERSON'S SEW & SO, Husqvarna, Viking Sewing Machines. Patterns, Notions, Fabrics. 10104 Old Beatty Ford Rd., Rockwell. 704-279-3647

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Firewood for Sale: Pick-up/Dump Truck sized loads, delivered. 704-647-4772 Firewood. Split & seasoned. 95% oak, 5% mixed hardwood. $200/cord. Also, seasoned & green hickory $250/cord. 704-202-4281 or 704-279-5765

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

Water Heater - New 40 gallon natural gas water heater. Paid $530 Sacrifice for $400 Rockwell 704-202-5022

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Bed – Queen w/headboard, footboard, chest of drawers & Cherry, nightstand. made by Dixie in USA. $375. Call 704-857-6274 Bedroom suite - Double bed, dresser w/mirror, chest of drawers, end table. Good condition. $350 704-932-6769 MUST SELL

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Bedroom suite, new 5 piece. All for $297.97. Hometown Furniture, 322 S. Main St. 704-633-7777

Books. Danielle Steel. Hard and soft copies. Fifteen for $10. Call 336751-5171

Electric range, Jenn-Air with grill option, slide in down draft, black $275. 704-798-1213 Free couch wiwth two built-in recliners, blue. 704-431-4424 Call Anytime Kitchen table, 6 chairs wrought iron legs solid wood table top, bakers rack matching set $500 OBO. 704-278-1614 Living room suite. Sofa and love seat, plaid (burgundy, navy, tan and green). $200. Good condition 704-636-4149 Mixer. White Sunbeam Mixmaster Mixer with 2 stainless steel bowls, beaters & dough beaters. EC. $50. 704-245-8843 Office Furn.: Solid Oak 4 drawer desk & chair. 5ft.x2.5ft. $250. W-S: 336-722-8237 Refrigerator, Mini Haier white, $40. Please Call 704-310-8090 Stainless steel two bowl kitchen sink with Delta faucet/sprayer $125. 704-798-1213 Table. St. Bart's 54” round wood table with pineapple base. Cost $350 new. Great condition. $350. 336936-9452 TV 27” $75; DVD Converter box $45; 10,500 BTU heater microwave 1100 704-636-1136

$30; New $65; $35.

Washer and dryer. Washer works fine, dryer needs heating elememt. $50 for both. Call Tony at 704-305-0355.

Games and Toys Pool Table Combination Poker/ Bumper Pool Table with balls & cue stick included. Heavy duty! $125.00. 704-202-5282. Please leave message.

Camper top shell, red shortbed, great cond. $500 leave message 704-279-4106 or 704798-7306 Ceramic & porcelain figurines & vases, approx. 60. 60-80 years old. $150 for all. Call 704-857-0093 Christmas tree and decorations. Too much to list. You pick up. $75. For more info call 704-6385633, no calls after 7pm, or leave a message. Dolls. (Not antiques) (6 avail). If you like dolls, you need to see these. $75 ea. 704-633-7425 Furnace - Used Natural Gas Wall Furnace, heats up to 1,000 sq ft. good condition $125 Rockwell 704-202-5022 Gas Grill. Olympian 4100 Portable. New & unused. Cast aluminum housing & stainless steel burner. $35. 704-638-6470. Homedics bubbling foot massager w/heat. New in box. Only $8.00 Please Call 704-245-8032 METAL: Angle, Channel, Pipe, Sheet & Plate Shear Fabrication & Welding FAB DESIGNS 2231 Old Wilkesboro Rd Open Mon-Fri 7-3:30 704-636-2349 Playground. Jungle Adventure wooden playground. Swings, slide, monkey bars, climbing wall. $350. Good condition. Laura 704-637-1248 Refrigerator, HotPoint, side-by-side. $150. Overstuffed couch & chair, $75. Wooden table & 4 chairs, $75. Please call 704-213-3667

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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 East Rowan

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Beautiful 3 BR, 2 BA in a great location, walk-in closets, cathedral ceiling, great room, double attached garage, large lot, back-up generator. A must see. R51757. $249,900. B&R Realty, 704-202-6041 Fulton Heights


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

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


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


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3rd Creek Ch. Rd. 3BR, 2BA. DW. .71 acre. 1,700 sq. ft. FP, LR, den. $540 about. 704-489-1158 Fin. avail.

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

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Gorgeous remodeled 4 BR home in Country Club Hills. Large kitchen, granite counters, huge master suite, family room, wide deck, attached garage, and fenced back yard with great in-ground pool. 704202-0091 MLS#986835

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. $950/mo + dep. Please call 704-857-8406

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********************** Exit 86. 3.37 acres, almost completed 50' x100' bldg. $44K. 704-636-1477 Beautiful year round creek, 3.06 acres. Buy now, build later, $47,900 owner fin. 704-563-8216

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Lost & Found Found dog. Ellis Park area. January 14. Gray. Call to identify. 704-2137270 Found dog. Male Collie, sable. Not neutered. Found on Ben Anderson Rd. Call 336-492-2528 Found in Fulton Heights area, white and brown female Jack Russell or Rat Terrier. Call 704-6370229 between 8am-5pm Found Medium sized female dog, mixed breed, possibly golden Reddish-light brown in color, blue collar Found near Long Ferry Road, Spencer. Very affectionate. Call Lab at 704639-7912 Found Part Siamese cat with blue eyes in the Irish Creek Country Club area. Call 704-932-7188

Salisbury Area 3 or 4 bedroom, 2 baths, $500 down under $700 per month. 704-225-8850 Single Section TradeIns needed. Top Dollar Paid. Please call 704-528-7960

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1 Hr to/from Charlotte, NC near Cleveland & 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:

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Homes for Sale

Sale or Lease Olde Fields Subdivision. ½ acre to over 2 acre lots available starting at $36,000. B&R Realty 704.633.2394

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Faith. 1145 Long Creek. 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 2 Bonus Rooms. Master on main, Hardwood and ceramic tile floors. Storage everywhere. $199,900 or lease for $1,300/mo. Kerry, Key Real Estate 704-8570539 or 704-433-7372. Directions: Faith Rd to L on Rainey. R into Shady Creek.

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

Convenience store business for sale with large game room/mini bar. Includes all stock, security system, ice maker, coolers, etc. $20,000. Will consider trade for mobile home & land. 704-857-0625 Downtown Salis, 2300 sf office space, remodeled, off street pking. 633-7300

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Wanted: Real Estate 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 or 704-213-4544

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

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

Free Stuff

TV - Free Sony color rear video projector TV, not working, needs blue tube Model KPR-41DS2. 704633-3976 LM

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

25 Acres Beautiful Land for Sale by Owner

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1st Time Home Buyer

Homes of American Rockwell Oldest Dealer in Rowan County. Best prices anywhere. 704-279-7997

Land for Sale


Over 2 Acres

Genesis Realty 704-933-5000 Foreclosure Experts

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

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

China Grove. New carpet, Fresh Paint, replacement windows. Large rooms, 10'x16' Master walk in closet and bath. Double detached garage, double attached carport, plus 20'3x 12'6 detached wood outbuilding. Address is eligible for USDA loan $97,500 #51717 Jim 704-223-0459

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Great Location

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

Bedroom Suite - Must sell, beautiful 3-piece bedroom suit. Double bed, chest of drawers, dresser w/mirror. $400 704-932-6769.

Dining room suite, maple. Table, 6 chairs & hutch. $400 firm. Please call 704-857-0093

TYNER'S PIANO TUNING Tuning Repairing Regulating Humidity Control 15 years' experience. 704-467-1086

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Want to Buy Merchandise

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.

Coffee Table & end tables, glass top. $75; Sofa & 2 chairs, $150; Bedroom $100; Metal suite, desk,$15. All in great shape. 704-279-9138

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Wood stove front double doors $175. pipe included Gold Hill 704-209-1233 or 704-707-9360

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

Homes for Sale

Safe. Sentry combination safe. 16” deep x 14” wide. Have all paper work. Very heavy. $150. 704-857-0093

Pecans. Local this year's crop. Cracked pecans $2/lb. Pecans in the shell $1/lb. Call 704-857-1822 for more information

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

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

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

Awesome Location

Investment Property

1, 2, & 3 BR Huge Apartments, very nice. $375 & up. 704-754-1480

Modular Homes Display Sale! Inventory Discount. $15,000 off. Choose from 3 models $59,000 to $104,491. Call 704-463-1516 for Dan Fine. Select Homes, Inc.

Investment Property

2 BR, 1 BA, close to Salisbury High. Rent $425, dep. $400. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

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2BR brick duplex with carport, convenient to hospita. $450 per month. 704-637-1020

China Grove Salisbury

Over 2 Acres

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

Child Care Facility/Commercial Bldg.

Approximately 5500 sq. ft. Child care facility / commercial building with commercial kitchen on approximately 1.75 acres. Daycare supplies included. Playground measures 10,000 sq. ft. Call 704-855-9768

15 minutes N. of Salisbury. 2001 model singlewide 3 BR/2 bath on large treed lot in quiet area. $850 start-up, $475/mo includes lot rent, home payment, taxes, insurance. RENT or RENT-TO-OWN. 704210-8176. Call after 1pm

2BR, 1BA Duplex Central heat/air, appliances, laundry room, yardwork incl. Fenced backyard, storage building. $600/mo. plus $600 deposit 704-633-2219

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 Salisbury

Convenient Location

Lost Small Female Calico Cat Henderson St. Near N. Caldwell St. 704-637-9351

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

Very nice 2 BR 2.5 BA condo overlooking golf course and pool! Great views, freshly decorated, screened in porch at rear. T51378. $98,500 Monica Poole B&R Realty 704-245-4628

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AAA+ Apartments $425-$950/mo. Chambers Realty 704-637-1020

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

Airport Rd. area. 118-A Overbrook Rd. 2 story apt. $535/mo. Very nice. Daytime 704-637-0775

North Rowan. 1-2BR apt with all appliances. Central heat & air. $450/mo. + dep. 704-603-4199 Lv. msg.

Airport Rd. Duplex. 2BR, 2BA. $575/mo. 2BR, 1BA $550/mo., lease + dep., water furnished. No pets. Call 704-637-0370

Salis. Nice modern 1BR, energy efficient, water furnished, off Jake Alexander $395 + dep. 704-640-5750

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 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 Equal 1-800-735-2962 Housing Opportunity.

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

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

Condos and Townhomes

Salisbury – 2 BR duplex in excellent cond., w/ appl. $560/mo. + dep. Ryburn Rentals 704-637-0601 Salisbury City, 2BR/1BA, very spacious, 1,000 s.f., cent air/heat, $450/mo + dep. 704-640-54750 Salisbury

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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 Salisbury. Free Rent, Free Water, New All Elec. Heat/air, on bus route. $495. 704-239-0691 STONWYCK VILLIAGE IN GRANITE QUARRY Nice 2BR, energy efficient apt., stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, water & sewer furnished, central heat/ac, vaulted ceiling, washer/dryer connection. $495 to $550 /Mo, $400 deposit. 1 year lease, no pets. 704-279-3808 WELCOME HOME TO DEER PARK APTS. We have immediate openings for 1 & 2 BR apts. Call or come by and ask about our move-in specials. 704-278-4340 for info. For immediate info call 1-828-442-7116 West Rowan. 2BR duplex. All elec. Newly remodeled. W/D hookup & cable ready. Water, lawn maint. included. $450/mo rent; $400 dep. Sect. 8 OK. 704-278-2891.

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

Houses for Rent Fulton St. 3 BR, 1 ½ BA. Refrigerator, stove furnished. Rent $725, Dep., $700. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 Houses: 3BRs, 1BA. Apartments: 2 & 3 BR's, 1BA Deposit required. Faith Realty 704-630-9650 Long Ferry Rd. 2BR, 1½BA. Newly renovated w/privacy fence. $650/mo + deposit. 704-202-1913 N. Church St. 2BR/1BA home. Stove & refrigerator, All electric. fireplace. $450/mo. 704-633-6035 Old Concord Rd., 3 BR, 1 BA, has refrigerator, stove & big yard. No $550/rent + pets. $500/dep. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

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

Duplex for Rent

2 to 5 BR. HUD Section 8. Nice homes, nice st areas. Call us 1 . 704-630-0695 3 BR, 1 BA, has refrigerator, stove & big yard. No pets. $625/rent + $600/dep. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

Duplexes & Apts, Rockwell$500-$600. TWO Bedrooms Marie Leonard-Hartsell Wallace Realty 704-239-3096 Eaman Park Apts. 2BR, 1BA. Near Salisbury High. $375/mo. Newly renovated. No pets. 704-798-3896 Faith, 2 BR, 1 BA duplex. Has refrigerator & stove. No pets. $450/rent + $400/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 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 Kannapolis - 1 BR. $430 per month + $400 deposit. References required. 704-933-3330 or 704-939-6915

Lovely Duplex Rowan Hospital area. 2BR, 1BA. Heat, air, water, appl. incl. $675. 704-633-3997

4 BEDROOMS BONUS ROOM Brand new home in Faith. Kitchen appliances included. Fireplace, 2-car garage. One year lease @ $1,300 a month, plus deposit. Pets possible. Call 704-642-1362. Available for rent – Homes and Apartments Salisbury/Rockwell Eddie Hampton 704-640-7575 China Grove - 440 Sylvan, 3 BR, 2 BA. $725 mo.; Kann, 1902 Mission Oaks, 3 BR, 2.5 BA, $850 mo. KREA 704-933-2231 China Grove. 158 3rd Ave. 3BR, 2BA. Gas heat/AC. No pets. $650/mo. & $650 deposit. 704-857-3347 China Grove. 2-3BR / 1BA, nice & cozy, easy I-85 access, $600/mo + dep. 704-857-7699

Don't Pay Rent! 3BR, 2BA home at Crescent Heights. 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. Faith/Carson district. 3BR / 2BA, no smoking, no pets. $650/mo + dep + refs. 704-279-8428

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

Body Shop

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

Rooms for Rent

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

Salis./China Grove area, whole house use included. $100/wk + dep. Utilities pd. Call Marty 704-496-1050.

Ford Focus SES Sedan, 2006. Liquid gray clearcoat metallic exterior w/dark flint interior. Stock #F10444A. $8,259. 1-800-542-9758

Furnished Key Man Office Suites - $250-350. Jake & 150. Util & internet incl. 704-721-6831

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


NOTICE TO CREDITORS All persons and entities having claims against the Estate of Barry Victor Shive, deceased, of Rowan County, North Carolina (File#10E1251), are hereby notified to present them to Starr R. Shive, 125 Richmond Road, Salisbury, North Carolina 28144, Executor of the decedent's estate, on or before 13th day of April, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons and entities indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment to the above named Executor. This the 6th day of January, 2011. F. Rivers Lawther, Jr., Attorney at Law, 225 N. Main Street, Ste. 200, Salisbury, NC 28144

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

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Tom Walter Baker, 7311 Mooresville Rd., Salisbury, NC 28147. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 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. Sherri Goodman, Executor of the estate of Tom Walter Baker, File #11E18, 7295 Mooresville Rd., Salisbury, NC 28147

No. 60983

BMW, 2005 325i Midnight Black on tan leather 2.5 V6 auto trans, am, fm, cd, sunroof, dual seat warmers, all power, duel power seats, RUNS & DRIVES NICELY!! 704-603-4255


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

No. 60936

No. 60937


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


Cleveland. To share country home, totally furnished & untilities included. $450/mo. 704-278-1982

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

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

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

Roommate Wanted

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

Sali. 4 BR, 1½ BA $800 all elec., brick, E. Spen. Apt. 2 BR, 1 BA, $425. Carolina-Piedmont Properties 704-248-2520

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Rebecca N. Simerson, 710 Julian Rd., Salisbury, NC 28147. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 28th 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 21st day of January, 2011. Danny K. Simerson, Executor of the estate of Rebecca N. Simerson, File #11E62, 2951 Old Mocksville Rd., Salisbury, NC 28144

Ford Mustang, 2000. Atlantic blue metallic exterior with gray cloth interior. 5 speed, 1 owner, extra clean. Call Steve at 704-603-4255

GREAT GAS MILEAGE!! Buick LaCrosse CXS Sedan, 2005. Black onyx exterior w/gray interior. Stock #F11096A. $10,959. 1-800-542-9758


Office Space

No. 60984 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Frank Reid Wright, 2875 Cannon Farm Rd., China Grove, NC 28023. 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 27th 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 21st day of January, 2011. Frank Reid Wright, deceased, Rowan County File #2011E70, David C. Wright, P.O. Box 265, Landis, NC 28088

No. 60985

Ford, Focus SE 2000. Hunter green. Four door. Very clean. New tires, new CD player. Automatic. $5,000. Call 704-798-4375

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator for the Estate of Charles Edward Peeler, 1375 Peeler Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146. 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 27th 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 20th day of January, 2011. Mary W. Peeler, Administrator of the estate of Charles Edward Peeler, File #11E34, 1375 Peeler Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146

No. 60986

Salisbury 3BR/1BA, newly renovated interior, new appliances, all washer/dryer connection, new carpet, new and efficient heating & air. Nice and cozy living arrangement. Section 8 considered. $600/mo + deposit. 704-213-0991

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 city. 3BR, 1BA. New central air & heat. Total electric. $550/ mo. + dep. 704-640-5750 Salisbury

Great Convenient Location!

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

Camaro SS, 1999 with white leather interior, V8, six speed, AM/FM/CD, MP3, DVD player w/JL subwoofer, T-tops, ridiculously low miles, chrome rims, EXTRA CLEAN! 704-603-4255

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. Six individual new central offices, 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

Chevrolet Aveo LS Sedan, 2008. Summer yellow exterior w/neutral interior. Stock #F11069A. $9,959. 1-800-542-9758

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

Salisbury, 1314 Lincolnton Rd., 2 BR, 1 BA brick house. Hardwood floors throughout, close to Jake Alexander Blvd. Wallace Realty 704-636-2021 Salisbury, 3 BR, 1 BA, central heat/air, garage & carport. $650/mo. + $650 dep. 704-637-7605 or 704-636-0594 Salisbury, in country. 3BR, 2BA. With in-law apartment. $1000/mo. No pets. Deposit & ref. 704855-2100 Salisbury. 3 & 2 Bedroom Houses. $500-$1,000. Also, Duplex Apartments. 704636-6100 or 704-633-8263

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

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

Spencer. 3BR. Appliances. Well water. $550/ mo. + $500 dep. 704630-0785 / 704-433-3510

Rockwell. 2BR, 2BA. Appl., water, sewer, trash service incl. $500/mo. + dep. Pets OK. 704-279-7463

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

Rockwell. Nice 2BR from $460/mo + dep, incls water, sewer, & trash pick up. No pets. 704-640-6347

Whisnant Dr. 3BR, 1½BA. $600/month + deposit. Please call 704637-0621 for more info.

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

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

Salisbury, 2 BR, 2 BA, Pets OK $440 + $400 dep. incl. water, sewer, trash. 3 people max 704433-1626

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

Woodleaf. 2BR, 1BA. Private dirt road. Private lot. Water, sewer incl. Pets OK. 704-642-2235

No. 60987

Chevrolet Malibu LT Sedan, 2008. Imperial Blue Metallic exterior w/titanium interior. Stock #P7562B. $12,359. 1-800-542-9758


Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on January 27, 2011 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rowan County, North Carolina, to wit: BEING all of Lot No. 4, Section 1, as recorded upon the map of CRESTVIEW , prepared by Hudson and Almond, dated August 1970, recorded in Book of Maps at page 1161 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rowan County, North Carolina.

Mercedes S320, 1999 Black on Grey leather interior, 3.2, V6, auto trans, LOADED, all power ops, low miles, SUNROOF, chrome rims good tires, extra clean MUST SEE! 704-6034255 Dodge Neon SXT, 2005. Automatic, power package, excellent gas saver. Call Steve at 704-603-4255

Financing Available!

Ford Focus SE Sedan, 2009. Stock #P7597. Brilliant silver exterior with medium stone interior. $10,559. 1-800-542-9758

No. 60951

Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Rufino Carbajal and Gladis Lopez Marin to Investors Title Insurance Company, Trustee(s), which was dated May 16, 2006 and recorded on May 17, 2006 in Book 1065 at Page 812 and rerecorded/modified/corrected on July 9, 2010 in Book 1164, Page 431, Rowan County Registry, North Carolina. Kia Spectra EX Sedan, 2009. Champagne gold exterior w/beige interior. Stock #P7568. $9,359. 1-800-542-9758

HONDA, 2003, ACCORD EX. $500-800 down, will help finance. Credit, No Problem! Private party sale. Call 704-838-1538

By: Rowan County Purchasing Agent, Rowan County Finance Department


Chevrolet Malibu LS Sedan, 2005. White exterior w/neutral interior. Stock #F11109A. $8,459. 1-800-542-9758.

Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE, 2005. Automatic, moonroof, power options. Excellent condition. Call Steve at 704-603-4255

Salisbury. 2BR, 2BA. Kitchen appliances. NO pets. $100 deposit. Please call 704-213-9703 West & South Rowan. 2 & 3 BR. No pets. Perfect for 3. Water included. Please call 704-857-6951

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Gerhard H. Laube, 209 South Deerfield Circle, 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 14th 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 7th day of January, 2011. Lizanne Trimble, Admn. For the estate of Gerhard H. Laube, deceased, File 11E24, 2130 Jarvis Lane, Calabash, NC 28467 Attorney at Law: J. Andrew Porter, 120 N. Jackson St., Salisbury, NC 28144

The Rowan County Board of Commissioners will consider a waiver of competitive bidding under G.S. 143-129(g) at its regular meeting on February 7, 2011 for the purchase of two 2011 Type III Chevrolet G4500 ambulances for the Rowan County Emergency Services Department from Taylor Made Ambulances, the seller having agreed to extend to Rowan County the same or more favorable price and terms set forth in its contract with Cleveland County effective April 1, 2010.

Kia Amante 2005. Leather, sunroof, heated seats, extra clean. Must See!! Call Steve at 704-603-4255

Ellis Park. 3BR/2BA. Appls., water, sewer, incl'd. $525/mo. + $525 deposit. Pet OK. 704-279-7463 Faith. 2BR, 1BA. Water, trash, lawn maint. incl. No pets. Ref. $425. 704-2794282 or 704-202-3876

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Co-Executors of the Estate of Nancy Frazier Erb, deceased, 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 21st 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 7th day of January, 2011. Michael Schribner Erb, Donald Frazier Erb and Christopher Shepherd Erb, Co-Executors, Estate of Nancy Frazier Erb, 150 Larkscroft Drive, Salisbury, NC 28146. File 2011-E-8, Shuford Caddell & Fraley, LLP, PO Box 198, Salisbury, NC 28145-0198.

This is the 24th day of January, 2011.

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

Salisbury. 3BR, 2BA. $800/mo. + $800 deposit. Please call 704-202-4281 or 704-279-5765

No. 60938

No. 60939

Chevrolet Aveo LT Sedan, 2009. Stock # P7600. Cosmic Silver exterior w/charcoal interior. $9,859. 1-800-542-9758.

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

Hyundai Accent GLS Sedan, 2009. Stock # P7572. Nordic white exterior with gray interior. $10,559. 1-800-542-9758

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator for the Estate of Norma Wetmore Goodson, 9050 Stadium Street, Woodleaf, NC 27054. 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 26th 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 19th day of January, 2011. Norma Wetmore Goodson, deceased, Rowan County File #2010E1153, John W. Goodson, 9050 Stadium Street, Woodleaf, NC 27054


Manufactured Home for Rent

Office and Commercial Rental 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

450 to 1,000 sq. ft. of Warehouse Space off Jake Alexander Blvd. Call 704279-8377 or 704-279-6882

Rockwell – 3 BR, 2 BA with appliances. $775/mo. + Dep. Ryburn Rentals 704-637-0601

3 Homes. 2-East district, 1Carson district. 3 BR, 2 BA. $800-$1050. Lease, dep. & ref. req. 704.798.7233

407 S. Carolina Ave. 1 BR, 1 BA, very spacious, washer & dryer hookup, gas heat, water included. 704-340-8032

Office and Commercial Rental

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

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

China Grove. One room eff. w/ private bathroom & kitchenette. All utilities incl'd. $379/mo. + $100 deposit. 704-857-8112

MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2011 • 7B


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

This property is subject to restrictions as fully set forth in Deed Book 544 at page 993, and Deed Book 542 at page 927, Rowan County Registry. This property is also subject to Duke Power Company right-of-way as recorded in Deed Book 293, at page 101, Rowan County Registry. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 111 East Chamblee Drive, Salisbury, NC 28147. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS WHERE IS." There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Rufino Carbajal. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Substitute Trustee, Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC By: Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346 Brock & Scott, PLLC, Attorneys for Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200, Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988, FAX: (910) 392-8587, File No.: 09-26357-FC02

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Cleaning Services


Home Improvement

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

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

Cleaning Services

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

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

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

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

Financial Services

“We can remove bankruptcies, judgments, liens, and bad loans from your credit file forever!”

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



FREE ESTIMATES Licensed, bonded and insured. Since 1985.

Call the Post to Sell the Most! 704-797-4220

Carpet and Flooring

Carport and Garages

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

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

A message from the Salisbury Post and the FTC.

Grading & Hauling

JSJ Computer Services. We repair, buy, sell, upgrade & build computers. Virus, malware, adware removal. On site. Home or Office. 704-469-9128

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

OLYMPIC DRYWALL New Homes Additions & Repairs Small Commercial

704-279-2600 Since 1955

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

Home Improvement

Junk Removal

Miscellaneous Services


BSMR Sewing

for junk cars. $200 & up. Please call Tim at 980234-6649 for more info. Kitchens, Baths, Sunrooms, Remodel, Additions, Wood & Composite Decks, Garages, Vinyl Rails, Windows, Siding. & Roofing. ~ 704-633-5033 ~

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

Professional Services Unlimited Quality work at affordable prices NC G.C. #17608 NC Home Inspector #107. Complete contracting services, under home repairs, foundation & masonry repairs, light tractor work & property maintenence. Pier, dock & sea wall repair. 36 Yrs Exp. 704-633-3584 Duke C. Brown Sr. Owner Brisson - HandyMan Home Repair, Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, etc. Insured. 704-798-8199

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

Junk Removal

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

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

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

Earl's Lawn Care

Don t take chances with your hard earned money. Run your ad where it will pay for itself. Daily exposure brings fast results.

Household sewing machines, new and older models and parts.

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

704-797-6840 704-797-6839

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

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

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

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

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

~ 704-633-5033 ~

Tree Service

3Landscaping 3Mulching F

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

3Core Aeration 3Fertilizing

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

Buying Vehicles, Junk or Not, with or without titles. Any/ All. 704-239-6356

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

FREE Estimates

A-1 Tree Service

704-636-3415 704-640-3842

3Established since 1978 3Reliable & Reasonable 3Insured Free Estimates!

~ 704-202-8881~

GAYLOR'S LAWNCARE For ALL your lawn care needs! *FREE ESTIMATES* 704-639-9925/ 704-640-0542

Recognized by the Salisbury Tree Board

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

Outdoors By Overcash Mowing, shrub trimming & leaf blowing. 704-630-0120

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

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

Machine Repair

Roofing and Guttering

3Mowing 3Yard Cleanup 3Trimming Bushes


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

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

Drywall Services

Cleaning Services 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

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

Computer Services

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

Carport and Garages

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



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


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



Stoner Painting Contractor

John Sigmon Stump grinding, Prompt service for 30+ years, Free Estimates. John Sigmon, 704-279-5763.

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

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

Junk Removal

Manufactured Home Services

Pools and Supplies

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

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

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

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

MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2011 FOR FREE BIRTHDAY GREETINGS Please Fax, hand deliver or fill out form online 18 WORDS MAX. Number of free greetings per person may be limited, combined or excluded, contingent on space available. Please limit your birthday greetings to 4 per Birthday.

Happy Birthday Ethan F. Love you, The Drew Gang

Happy Birthday Judy S. Have a wonderful day. Your Southern City Meal Site Friends

Happy 7th Birthday Jarrell. Love you, Nana & PawPaw Happy Birthday to Jarell. Aunt Jack Jack Happy Birthday to our 7 year old, Jarrell (Cool J.). Love you, Mom and Dad

Happy Birthday to Uncle Jarrell. Davis





Must present ad. Salisbury location only. Not valid w/any other offer. Exp. 2/14/11

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.


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





Fax: 704-630-0157

THE HONEYBAKED HAM CO. & CAFE 413 E. Innes Street of Salisbury 704-633-1110 • Fax 704-633-1510

(under Website Forms, bottom right column)

Happy Birthday "Bubba" Ethan F. Your hunting bud, T.J.



A 2”x3” greeting with photo is only $20, and includes 4 copies of the Post

Happy 7th Birthday to Brother. Brother


Tell Someone

Fax: 704-630-0157 In Person: 131 W. Innes Street Online:

MawMaws Kozy Kitchen


2 Hot Dogs, Fries & Drink ..............$4.99

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


If so, then make ad space work for you!





5550 Hwy 601 • Salisbury, NC 28147 • 704-647-9807 HOURS: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 11AM-8PM Wednesday 11AM-3PM • Closed on Sundays

Call Classifieds at 704-797-4220 for more information!!!

Birthday? ... We want to be your flower shop!

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


Ready to Take the Real Estate Plunge? Find your answer in the Salisbury Post Classifieds – in print and online!

Go to or call 704-797-4220



STARTER HOM E. 2-bedroom ranch. Great lo cation. Just reduced. Call Wendy 555-32 10.



Autos Nissan 300ZX, 1990. Red. All original equipment. Please call for details. 704-664-0321

Buick Skylark 1991, automatic, clean, V-6, well equipped, only 71K miles. $2,000. 704-636-4905 Dealer 17302

Saturn ION 2 Sedan, 2006. Stock # F10530A. Cypress Green exterior with tan interior. $6,959 Call Now 1-800-542-9758.

MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2011 • 9B


Volvo S80, 2000, automatic, leather interior, heated seats, sunroof, CCD. Must see! Call Steve 704-603-4255

Service & Parts

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

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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

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

Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer SUV, 2006. Black clearcoat exterior w/medium parchment interior. Stock #F11093A. $17,759. 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

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

Ford F-150 XLT Crew Cab, 2010. Sterling gray metallic exterior w/medium stone/ interior. Stock stone #P7604. $25,359. 1-800542-9758

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

Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 4 Door Crew Cab, 2006. Dark shadow gray clearcoat exterior w/medium flint interior. Stock #F10422A. $18,959. 1-800-542-9758

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

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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 4Runner SR5 SUV, 2008. Salsa red pearl exterior w/stone interior. Stock #T11212A. $26,359. 1-800-542-9758

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



$69.95 Faith Rd. 704-213-1005 Scion xA Base Hatchback, 2006. Silver streak mica exterior w/ dark charcoal interior. Stock # F10460A. $11,759. 1-800-542-9758

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

Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, 2003. Automatic, 4x4, CD, heated seats, sunroof. Must See! Call 704-603-4255

Honda Element LX SUV, 2008. Tango Red Pearl exterior w/Titanium/Black interior. Stock #T10724A. $15,159. 1-800-542-9758

Suzuki XL7 Luxury SUV 2007. Stock #F10395A. Majestic silver exterior with gray interior. $15,959 1-800-542-9758

Honda Odyssey EXL, 2004. Gold w/tan leather int., V6, auto trans., AM, FM, CD changer, dual power seats, power doors, 3rd seat, DVD entertainment, alloy rims, PERFECT FAMILY TRANSPORTATION! 704-603-4255

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

Toyota Highlander Hybrid SUV, 2006. Millennium silver metallic exterior w/ash interior. Stock #T11108A. $16,459. 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

Engines. Two 24 HP Onan Engines, one locked up, one minor repair. $200 for both. 704-279-5765 Toyota, 2007-2008, Camry hood & front bumper. OEM. Like new. $125 for both or $75 each. 704-960-2735

Transportation Dealerships Suburu Impreza 2.5i Sedan, 2009. Spark Silver Metallic exterior w/carbon black interior. Stock #T10726A. $16,559. 1-800-542-9758

Ford Ranger Extended Cab, 2010. Dark shadow gray metallic exterior w/medium dark flint. Stock #F10496A. $17,559. 1-800-542-9758.

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

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

Toyota Tacoma Prerunner, 2007. Silver on Lt. Gray cloth interior, 4 cylinder, 5 speed, AM/FM/CD, cruise, toolbox, rhino liner, chrome rims, MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE! 704-603-4255

Volvo XC90 T6 AWD, 2005 gold w/tan leather int., V6, twin turbo, tiptronic trans. All pwr opt., AM/FM/CD changer, dual power/heated seats, alloy rims, navigation, Ready for that special buyer! 704-603-4255

Tim Marburger Dodge 287 Concord Pkwy N. Concord, NC 28027 704-792-9700

CASH FOR YOUR CAR! We want your vehicle! 1999 to 2011 under 150,000 miles. Please call 704-216-2663 for your cash offer. ELLIS AUTO AUCTION 10 miles N. of Salisbury, Hwy 601, Sale Every Wednesday night 6 pm.

Toyota Corolla CE Sedan, 1997. Cashmere beige metallic exterior w/oak interior. Stock #F10541A2. $6,759. 1-800-542-9758.

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Transportation Financing

Tim Marburger Honda 1309 N First St. (Hwy 52) Albemarle NC 704-983-4107 Troutman Motor Co. Highway 29 South, Concord, NC 704-782-3105

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

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

Call Steve today! 704-603-4255




If you’re an individual, with merchandise to sell priced $500 or less, we will give you 4 lines of Classified Advertising for 7 days

Weekly Special Only $17,995


Trucks, SUVs & Vans

We Do Taxes!!

ABSOLUTELY FREE! Acura MDX, 2001. Starlight silver metallic w/ charcoal leather interior, 3.5 V6, backed w/auto trans., all power options, sunroof, dual power seats, steering wheel controls. Runs & drives new. 704-603-4255

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

Over 150 vehicles in Stock!



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

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

Fill out the form online at, click on Classified then “Free Ads”. or print your ad in the blocks below. Fill in one character per block and skip one block between words. PRICES AND PHONE # MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE AD. Total cost of item(s) cannot exceed $500. *SEE EXCLUSIONS BELOW.

Your Name: Address:


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

Rentals & Leasing

Over 150 vehicles in Stock!


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

Collector Cars

We Do Taxes!!


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Please: NO PHONE CALLS FOR “4 LINES FREE” Open to residents of Rowan, Cabarrus, Davie, Davidson, Iredell and Stanly counties.

Chevrolet, Trailblazer, 2003. Dark green exterior. Power windows. and locks. CD/AM/FM. 1 family owner. 140,000 miles. $6,000. Please call 704-857-1401 or 704213-0295

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

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Please: No Phone calls for “4 lines free”

10B • MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2011



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Answer to Previous Puzzle

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Has colchicine been nixed? Dear Dr. Gott: I was in my doctor’s office last week for new prescriptions, and he indicated that colchicine is being pulled from the market. I take it for gout and don’t know what I can use in its place. Do you have any suggestions? Dear Reader: As you are aware, oral colchicine is prescribed either to prevent attacks of gout brought on by the presence of too much uric acid in the blood or to treat symptoms once they occur. The injectable form has been on the market since the 1950s and has been used for acute gout attacks and as an alternative for the treatment of back DR. PETER pain. GOTT The medication is relatively side-effect-free, but some people may suffer from headache, nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, flushing and more. Severe allergic reactions can include chest tightness, swelling of the tongue and a great deal more. Your physician was not referring to your oral medication but to the injectable form used for intravenous administration. The Food and Drug Administration has stated the toxicity risks associated with injectable forms outweigh any potential benefit. This is particularly true when the drug is compounded because of potential concentration errors. The FDA has stated that a number of deaths have been

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East is the player with the decision BY PHILLIP ALDER United Feature Syndicate

In last week’s deals, declarer had two choices of play, usually at the first trick. This week, let’s move the problem to the third person to play to trick one. Look at the North and East hands. You are defending against four hearts. West leads the diamond three. What would you do? If you win the trick, what would you do next? North had a close decision over West’s takeout double. The Law of Total Tricks suggested jumping to four hearts, but that would have been excessive without a singleton or void. Two hearts, though, was not enough. North took the middle course, making a pre-emptive raise

to three hearts. (With game-invitational values, he would have responded two notrump.) The single most important defensive rule is when third hand plays high, he tables the

bottom of equally high cards. Here, you must play the jack. Then, if South takes the trick with his ace, you are marked with the queen. West will win trick two with his heart ace and play another low diamond, putting you on lead for the lethal spade shift. Note that if you erred by playing the diamond queen at trick one, West would think South had the jack. He would not underlead again in diamonds, and declarer would take 10 tricks: four hearts, one diamond, four clubs and a ruff in the dummy. Finally, if declarer ducks the first trick, you should immediately switch to the spade nine (high denying an honor). West’s lead marks South with the diamond ace, so returning that suit would be a waste of time.

Royal engagement photos ‘inspired by Diana’ LONDON (AP) — The engagement photos of Prince William and Kate Middleton were inspired by the mood at photo shoots with Princess Diana, photographer Mario Testino said. The celebrity photographer told American Vogue that playing music by French singer Dalida — the same tracks used while he photographed Diana, William’s late mother — was the secret to the royal couple’s relaxed poses. “The contrast of the contemporary informal music playing in the beautiful rooms with so much history caused a lot of laughter,” he was quoted as saying. William and Middleton chose two images for release

after the photo shoot at St. James’s Palace last month, shortly after they announced their engagement. The couple, set to wed April 29, looked relaxed and happy in the images. Middleton was an “easy sitter” because of her natural grace, Testino said, adding that she was humorous but also appeared to have developed “a perfect sense of royal responsibility.” The Peruvian fashion photographer has worked with William many times in the past, and is a royal family favorite who captured some of the most iconic images of Diana. A series of glamorous black-and-white images he took of her were published in Vanity Fair in 1997, shortly be-

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More active weather is expected in the eastern half of the nation Monday. The trough of low pressure over the Central Plains will drop southeastward throughout the day, supporting a wave of low pressure that will trek eastward into the lower Ohio Valley with light to moderate snow showers. The trough will also support the development of another low pressure system along a cold front near the Western Gulf Coast. Flow associated with this system will enhance moisture along the Central and Western Gulf Coasts, allowing for showers, periods of heavy rainfall, and chances of thunderstorms to develop primarily along the coast of Texas. In addition to active weather, warm moist flow will allow temperatures in the Southeast to warm back to near normal values. To the north, an Alberta clipper system will bring snow to the Great Lakes Monday. While light accumulations are generally expected across the region, intense lake effect snow may produce heavier accumulations in western Mackinac County, Michigan. Temperatures in the Midwest and especially the Northeast will remain bitter cold Monday. Daytime highs in these regions are expected to drop to about 10 to 30 degrees below average. Finally in the West, high pressure will keep much of the region under fair and dry weather conditions with near to above normal daytime highs. Disturbances in the eastern Pacific will keep chances of precipitation over the Pacific Northwest.

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