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CHINA GROVE — Tuscarora Yarns’ decision to expand in China Grove could mean jobs for unemployed textile workers, Mayor Don Bringle said. “With this being a textile trade and this being a textile community, I’m very excited,” Bringle said. With a small amount of training, many textile workers in Rowan County likely could fill one of the 124 new jobs Tuscarora Yarns will create in China Grove, Bringle said. Gov. Bev Perdue announced Tuesday that Tuscarora Yarns, a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of heather and mélange yarns, will open a new facility in Rowan County. The company plans to invest $6.3 million during the next three years in China Grove. The project was made possible in part by a $146,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund, which requires local matches. Both the China Grove Board of Aldermen and the Rowan County Board of Commissioners approved incentives to lure the expansion of the 111-year-old company. “It means economic impact to our community and new money coming in to our area,” Bringle said. Tuscarora Yarns will move its existing China Grove operations from 406 N. Main St., where 57 people work, to the former Hanesbrands building

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West rowan Middle School Bible History teacher Joy Jenkins leads her class in a study of the history during the time of esther using the technology of Mac computers and iPods. Jenkins is the current rowan-Salisbury Teacher of the Year.

Award-winning teacher mixes technology and tradition


BY SUSAN SHINN Rowan County is making it easier for taxpayers to find out just how much they’re paying local officials. The county has added downloadable databases to its website with salary and wage information for all of its employees. To access the data, visit, choose “Human Resources” under the “Departments” menu and click “Employee Info” under “Other Useful Links.” County Manager Gary Page is the highest-paid employee listed, with an annual salary of $133,100. He said Tuesday that County Commissioner Jim Sides requested that the databases be made available online. Page spoke with the other commissioners and a majority agreed, so he directed the information technology department to put them on the website. No formal vote was necessary. Sides said this is a move he and other commissioners have been discussing. Transparency and open access to information is a goal they are working on together, he said. “We want to be completely transparent with our business, because it is the public’s business,” Sides said. “The public could ask for it anytime they want it, so why not put it on a website where they can get it freely?” The page allows users to download two databases — one each for employees with benefits and

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weeks to complete. Surrounded by coordinating curtains in shades of lavender, purple and gold highlighted by black lattice columns, the queen creates an impressive scene with a functional reason behind it. Jenkins is a 21st Century Classroom Teacher, yet her subject matter is ancient. The curtains diffuse the light so that students may more easily work on their computers. You later realize that Queen Esther has a silver iPod in her hand and buds in her ears — and you could swear she’s smiling.

Jenkins has a drawing of Queen esther holding an iPod on the wall. Jenkins is the 2009-10 teacher of School. the year for Rowan-Salisbury A dichotomy, to be sure. Schools, and the 2010-11 regional Yet Jenkins feels she is right teacher of the year. Yet she’s in her where she should be. first year as the Bible history teacher at West Rowan Middle See TEACHER, 5A


Analysis: Obama, GOP, Put it out: Entire DSS frame debate for 2012 campus now tobacco free


Vice President Joe Biden looks on as President Barack Obama delivers his the State of the Union address in Washington on Tuesday.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama took a significant step toward retooling his presidency with a challenge to lawmakers to rise above partisan differences to tackle economic and budget problems “decades in the making.” And while there remained stark differences in approach between the president and the Republicans with whom he now shares power, Obama made some striking concessions in the name of national unity — and asked others to do the same. In a State of the Union address made somber by the recent Arizona shootings, Obama on Tuesday night coupled a call for budget restraint with a plea for more American innovation to allow the United States to better compete in the global economy. “The rules have changed” and the U.S. must not let itself be left behind by other fast-growing economies like

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China and India, Obama said. Obama and newly empowered Republicans each framed their rival political themes, ones that will carry them to the 2012 elections. Obama’s speech was relatively subdued. “He avoided competing with his audience,” said Wayne Fields, a professor at Washington University in St. Louis who studies presidential rhetoric. “They seemed as much a part of the show as he was. The message from both sides was that we’re going to work together in a civil society.” With signs that the recovery is beginning to pick up steam, the occasion gave both parties a chance to look forward — not back to the economic mess in the nation’s rear-view mirror. “Now that the worst of the recession is over, we have to confront the

The Rowan County Board of Social Services approved a ban on tobacco on its campus Tuesday, but it still has a few more hurdles to clear before it takes effect. County Health Director Leonard Wood spoke to the board about the proposed policy. It must be approved by the boards of social services and health, as well as the county commissioners. Wood said he and Social Services Director Sandra Wilkes are in “total agreement that we need a tobacco-free campus, as health services and human services agencies combined.” Wood said smoking was banned from the health department’s buildings and within 50 feet of the main entrances in 2006, but posted signs are often ignored. “Some members of the public come to our agencies and continue to smoke outside our doors and throw their cigarettes down outside our doors,” Wood said. “We also have issues with staff who continue to smoke.” He said since 2006, the number of smokers in the health department went down from six or seven to just two, and a campus-wide ban could lower that even more.



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fact that our government spends more than it takes in,” Obama told a House chamber filled with many new House and Senate faces, mostly Republican ones. Obama’s wish list included new government “investments” in education and infrastructure such as roads and bridges and more market-opening deals with other nations. He called for more spending on high-speed rail and high-speed Internet. And in a key concession, one that quickly riled environmentalists, Obama called for spending on clean-energy technology — but for the first time included nuclear power, “clean” coal and natural gas. While praising a call by Obama to end oil subsidies, League of Conservation President Gene Karpinski said, “We object to his attempt to redefine clean energy to include nuclear and so-called ‘clean coal.’ ” “At stake is whether new jobs and industries take root in this country, or somewhere else,” Obama said. “To win the future, we’ll need to take on challenges that have been decades in the making.”

full-time or part-time status, pay grade, pay step, hourly rate, salary and hire date. Four of the five county commissioners are listed as making $12,200 in a year. For Chairman Chad Mitchell, that figure is $14,700. Sides said the databases are “just a start,” and he and other commissioners also want to put online all county surplus properties (some are listed currently), and

SALARIES FROM 1a without — as PDF documents or Excel spreadsheets. Sides said he made sure a spreadsheet would be available so people can sort the data however they want. Information displayed in the databases for each employee include full name, position, department number,

TOBACCO FROM 1a “If this is approved, one thing that should be looked at is offering smoking cessation classes through human resources,” Wood said. Commissioner Carl Ford asked Wilkes how many DSS employees smoke, and she said 15 — just under 10 percent of the total number of employees. “Those who responded to the topic have said, ‘This is going to help us to stop smoking. This is a real incentive for us,’ ” Wilkes said. Ford then asked about the average wait time and visit time for clients, and Wilkes said for the past week it’s been about an hour. “The schools have been tobacco free for a while, and people can go to ballgames that last three or four hours and make it,” Ford said. Commissioner Jim Sides

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agenda packets and financial reports for the Board of Commissioners. “There are a number of other counties that do basically the same thing,” Sides said. “Some of them have more information than others.” Page said commissioners haven’t spoken with him about making more information available online, but some — like the county’s annual audit report — could be

said he is glad assistance would be offered to employees, but he thinks the public will pose a larger enforcement problem than employees. “I think we need some big signs that would make them understand that not just within 50 feet of the building, but all of it is a smokefree area,” Sides said. Lillian Morgan, the board chair, said she is concerned about enforcement, too. “Looking at the draft policy, enforcement for staff would be a reprimand in accordance with personnel policies,” Morgan said, “but that’s not applicable to visitors and clients.” Wood said it would be up to the staff to let them know that smoking isn’t allowed anywhere on the campus. “It’s a challenge,” Wood said. “It has been for four years. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t adopt the policy.” Wilkes said she is in full agreement with the pro9020. • Rowan Brain Injury Support Group, 7 p.m. fourth Thursday, Jan. 27, Easter Seals/ UCP office, 600 W. Innes St. To support people with acquired brain Injury and/or TBI, their families, care givers or anyone interestedall are welcome. Nadine Cherry, 980-622-7732 or Jane Jackman,

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added in the future. He said he hasn’t heard feedback from the public about the databases. “I’ve had some employees who weren’t happy because they thought it should be confidential,” Page said. “I just reaffirmed to them that under general statutes, it is public information.” Sides said he hopes municipalities and the school system will follow county government’s example.

posed changes. “It creates a healthier, safer and environmentally nicer facility for people to come to,” Wilkes said. The board unanimously passed the amended policy. The Rowan County Board of Health will consider it at its Feb. 8 meeting, and then the policy will come before the Board of Commissioners. If approved, it would go into effect July 1. Before then, Wood said, it needs to be made clear how the policy applies to cars in the parking lot. Ford said cars are personal property, and Wood responded that those cars would be sitting on public property, so the boards need to decide how to deal with that. In addition to Ford, Morgan and Sides, other board members in attendance Tuesday were John Blair and Ruth Kennerly. Contact reporter Karissa Minn at 704-797-4222. The Arc of Rowan, 704-6371521. • Bone marrow drive, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 29: simple swab of mouth to see if you can register to be a bone marrow donor, snacks and drinks, Southside Baptist Church, 500 Morlan Park Road. 704-633-1419. • Astronomical Society of Rowan County, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 29, 1920 Deal Road, Mooresville. Election of new officers followed by star-gazing, weather permitting. 704-8551591, 704-857-2788. • Soldier Memorial AME Zion Thursday noon services, organ music for solitude and prayer, not a formal service; 306 N. Church St,. corner of Church and Liberty Streets behind courthouse.

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just a few months back. His State of the Union address followed a moving speech after the Tucson shootings and a well-executed summit and state dinner with President Hu Jintao of China. Ever since what he called his party’s “shellacking” in the midterm elections, Obama has moved to mend fences with business and move toward the center. He extended existing Bush-era tax cuts, introduced new ones, completed a free-trade agreement with South Korea, and ordered a government-wide review of regulations with a goal of weeding out ones that hinder business. For the first time, Obama vowed Tuesday night to veto any bills sent to him that include “earmarks,” pet spending provisions pushed by individual lawmakers. It was a turnabout for the president, who in 2009 said earmarks were fine if “done right.” But it wasn’t all concessions. Obama strongly defended his health care overhaul from GOP efforts to dismantle it. In all his recent dealings, Obama “had to bow to practical realities,” said Thomas Mann, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. “What he is contesting,” Mann adds, “is the Republican characterization of him as this outof-control liberal.”

FROM 1a at 308 E. Thom St., which is larger and more modern. Bringle said he is pleased the Hanesbrands building will not stand empty. “So many textile buildings in North Carolina become eyesores,” he said. Tuscarora Yarns has operated yarn manufacturing mills in North Carolina since 1899. The company produces a variety of yarns for applications such as sportswear, underwear, hosiery, sweaters, home furnishings and automotive components. “Our China Grove location has served well for the past 25 years,” Martin Foil Jr., CEO of Tuscarora Yarns, said in a statement, “Increasing our investment through new equipment, machinery along with new jobs will allow exciting opportunities at this new location.” Salaries will vary by job function, but the average annual wage for the new jobs will be $27,334 not including benefits. The Rowan County average annual wage is $36,036. While working in Stanly County, Robert Van Geons said he experienced firsthand that Tuscarora is committed to delivering quality products to their customers. “Their reputation as a manufacturer who stands behind their product is well-deserved,” Van Geons, executive director for RowanWorks Economic Development, said in an e-mail. “This is a company that consistently finds new ways to compete in the global marketplace. When they make a commitment, they deliver.” As economic incentives, China Grove and Rowan County will refund 75 percent of the company’s property taxes on new investment for five years. When Rowan County commissioners approved the incentive grant in December, they tacked on an addendum intended to protect the county’s investment. If the company ceases operations or eliminates the majority of its workforce, it will be required to repay all grant proceeds received in the past three years. The addendum came on the heels of PGT’s surprise announcement that the windows manufacturer will leave Rowan County in the middle of a five-year incentive agreement. The state’s incentive program, the One NC Fund, provides financial assistance through local governments to attract business projects that will stimulate economic activity and create new jobs in the state. Companies receive no money up front and must meet job creation and investment performance standards to qualify for grant funds. For more information about Tuscarora Yarns, including job opportunities, go to Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704-797-4264.

“Say 50 people came up and wanted the list,” Sides said. “Somebody has to create it, print it, charge people for paper and everything else. Now, if you want to get it, you go to the website and it’s there. There’s no expense and no trouble for the county. That’s the way everything in the county ought to be.” Contact reporter Karissa Minn at 704-797-4222.

In other business The Board of Social Services also: • Heard from Commissioner Carl Ford about his visit to the North Carolina Association of Social Services. He said he is impressed that the Rowan County Board of Social Services is much more involved with its community than those in many other counties. “They asked a question about what you or your boards are doing to reach out to the community,” Ford said. “When I told them about One Church One Child, the food drive, the Christmas party and the roundtables, jaws were dropping further and further.” • Heard about the upcoming Feb. 4 One Church One Child meeting, where Ernest Kirchin will speak about prescription drug abuse. The meeting will be held from noon until 2 p.m. at Main Street United Methodist Church. After Kirchin’s presentation, the advisory board will have its quarterly meeting while church coordinators, pastors and guests take a tour of the assistance center. • Introduced its new safety officer, Michael Buchanan, who joined the staff on Jan. 3. His position was created to “ensure a safe environment for both employees and visitors to DSS,” which includes helping to enforce the department’s tobacco policy.

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“Americans are skeptical of both political parties, and that skepticism is justified — especially when it comes to spending,” said House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., in a prepared text for the GOP response. “So hold us all accountable.” And, trying to strike the same tone of congeniality that Obama used, Ryan praised the president for focusing on the economy and deficits. “He was right to do so, and some of his words were reassuring.” As they laid out their positions, the risks were high for both parties. Obama needs to win back independent voters, who helped him win the presidency in 2008 but deserted Democratic candidates in favor of Republicans in last November’s midterm elections. Despite their new clout, Republicans, too, are mindful that repeating the gains they made last November in the 2012 election cycle won’t be a cakewalk — and need to avoid the possibility of gridlock. “Everybody, not just Obama but members of Congress, want to have something to show for the next two years,” said Rutgers political science professor Ross Baker. For the first time in a while, Obama has some wind at his back, something Republicans hadn’t counted on



At the same time, Obama proposed deficit-cutting steps, including a fiveyear freeze in spending for some domestic programs. And he called for a reduction in the taxes corporations pay but “without raising the deficit.” Republicans scoffed at Obama’s concept of “investments” and suggested the president was merely seeking to continue a longtime spending spree. They’ve put tackling the nation’s $14 trillion debt at the center of their agenda, beginning with spending cuts larger and sooner than Obama has proposed. It’s a goal that resonates with tea party factions within the GOP. Republicans assert that taming soaring deficits, not adding to the debt, will put the economy back on the path of growth and spur private-sector job growth. Earlier Tuesday, the Republicancontrolled House voted 256-165 to return most domestic agencies to 2008 budget levels, a largely symbolic vote. Obama agrees that tackling trilliondollar-plus annual deficits is a national priority — but a long-range one, not one that needs to be taken on too aggressively with the unemployment rate stubbornly stuck above 9 percent. But even the House GOP effort at fiscal austerity would only make a small dent in the nation’s debt.

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3A Craving Cheerwine? There’s an app for that WEDNESDAY January 26, 2011


f Sarah Palin experiences an overwhelming urge for a Cheerwine, where does she turn? The Cheerwine Finder tells her there’s one around the corner at the Fred Meyers Meat and Seafood Market in Wasilla, Alaska. If Lindsay Lohan has a Cheerwine craving, she can find it in MARK glass bottles at WINEKA the BevMo in La Mesa, Calif. Snooki could buy Cheerwine at Delucia’s Brick Oven Pizza on First Avenue in Raritan, N.J.,


and Peyton Manning can find Cheerwine at BRICS on East 64th Street in Indianapolis. Regis Philbin could sit down to a Cheerwine float at either of the Brother Jimmy’s BBQ locations in New York — on 3rd or 8th avenues. Want to know the closest place that sells Cheerwine? There’s an iPhone app — and a website — for that. Software developer Nick Loftin of Raleigh created the “Cheerwine Finder” in 2009. It serves a couple of purposes. One, if you are traveling and have a craving for Cheerwine, you can consult the Cheerwine Finder (www.cheerwine to locate a place nearest to you that sells Cheer-

wine. The soft drink, identified mostly with North Carolina and the Southeast in general, actually is available in numerous states, even as far away as California and Alaska. You just have to know where to look, and the Cheerwine Finder — powered by Google Maps — helps with that. A second benefit from the Cheerwine Finder is that anyone can add new locations for where the soft drink is available. That’s how the Cheerwine Finder grows and becomes more useful. (Loftin verifies that Cheerwine is sold at the new addresses entered before he places them on the finder.) Loftin’s finder has become a self-perpetuating tool, depend-

ent mostly on Cheerwine lovers on the move. “Honestly, I don’t know if it ever does stop,” Loftin says of the finder’s life span. Cheerwine has a dedicated following — more than 60,000 friends on its Facebook page would attest to that. “Every single one wants to see this brand do well,” says Tom Barbitta, vice president of marketing for Cheerwine. “Everyone is in Cheerwine’s corner, and Nick personifies that. We’re delighted with what he’s done.” Loftin’s personal affection for the Salisbury-bred soft drink comes from a childhood

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Lack of quorum delays discussion on hospice proposal BY EMILY FORD

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the light from a full moon during the weekend cuts through the heavy clouds. this picture was taken from West rowan high school friday night. those clouds came back this week, bringing a cold rain. forecasters are calling for temperatures in the 50s by the weekend.

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Stephens Church Road in Cabarrus County, just south of the Rowan County line between Kluttz and Salisbury roads, the N.C. Highway Patrol reported. The cyclists were traveling south on St. Stephens Church Road. A motorist who saw the collision followed Wilson’s car and recorded the tag number, the Highway Patrol said. Wilson later turned himself in at the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office. An official in the District Court clerk’s office did not know Tuesday afternoon when Burton is next scheduled to appear in court.

Copper thieves steal heat pumps With copper prices hovering at just over $4 a pound, copper theft has become a commonly reported crime at the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office. Lt. Terry Agner said thieves occasionally steal an entire heating or air conditioning unit, but he’s also seen the copper cores removed and the rest left behind. Since Jan. 21, two heating-and-cooling systems have been removed from homes in Rowan. Peggy Willis, of Oliver Road in Rockwell, reported the theft of her entire heat pump, valued at $4,000, sometime between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Jan. 21.

William Fowler, of Montana Drive in Kannapolis, reported that someone stole his air-conditioning unit Jan. 22. Martha Corriher also reported the theft of scrap metal from Loop Road in Salisbury on Jan. 22. Agner said copper thieves generally target homes they know to be vacant or under construction. In some instances, copper electrical wire is ripped from the walls. Agner remarked that he was “amazed” at the effort some people go to in order to steal copper. “If they’d just get a job, they could make some real money,” Agner said.

CONCORD — Police have charged a man with attempted murder in the Nov. 19 shooting of a woman at a convenience store. Ladrawde Edward Davis, 29, was arrested Tuesday morning in Charlotte. He is also charged with two counts of first-degree kidnapping and possession of a firearm by a felon. Davis remained in the Cabarrus County jail Tuesday DAVIS night under $800,000 bond. The charges stem from an attack on Keyonmokin Heath, 37. On the day of the shooting, police said, Davis and Heath were arguing in the parking lot of the Catawba Food Mart at 4550 Davidson Highway in Concord. At some point, Heath attempted to escape from Davis by running into the convenience store. Davis shot Heath several times, according to police.


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The Salisbury Police Department responded to a call of a robbery in progress at the Taco Bell at 602 E. Innes St. about 10:30 p.m. Monday. When officers arrived, they were informed that a black man with a dark blue hoodie, a black bandana covering his face, black gloves and black boots had jumped over the counter and pointed a small silver-colored handgun at an employee and demanded money from the restaurant. The lone gunman was handed an undisclosed amount of cash and ran out the door before officers arrived. A police dog was used to track the suspect, but the dog lost the scent just south of the restaurant.

The court case involving a Rowan County man who authorities say drove his SUV into a group of cyclists in Cabarrus County and then fled the scene in May has been continued, a courts official said Tuesday. Daniel Burton Wilson II, 21, of 325 Sands Road, Rockwell, was due in Cabarrus County District Court on Tuesday on six counts of felony hit and run. Authorities said Wilson swerved into a group of 18 cyclists, hitting six and dragging one underneath his Nissan Pathfinder. Wilson was driving north on St.

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Officials were red faced Tuesday when the Salisbury Planning Board could not convene for lack of a quorum. Nearly 50 people had gathered at City Hall for the meeting, where the Planning Board was supposed to consider Rowan Regional Medical Center’s request to develop a hospice facility on Statesville Boulevard. The agenda included three other rezoning requests. City Planner Preston Mitchell apologized and said this was the first time in his six years with the city that Planning Board couldn’t muster a quorum. “You have taken your time and money and energy to come here today,” Mitchell said as he apologized. The board needs seven members to convene, but only six showed up. Mitchell said two members were out of town, one had a sick child and others had conflicts. There are 12 members on the board. Mitchell polled the audience and determined the meeting will be rescheduled for either 3 p.m. Friday or 4 p.m. Monday. The Salisbury Post will publish the new date and time when they are determined. “It was unfortunate, but these things happen,” said John Whitfield, who with his wife D.J. Whitfield had planned to speak in favor of the 14bed hospice facility, which would adjoin their property. The proposed 15,287-square-foot building would stand at 1229 Statesville Blvd., on the south side of the street and across from the intersection with Meadowbrook Road. The hospital will request an amendment to the city’s Land Development Ordinance & Land Development District Map by rezoning approximately six acres to amend an existing Conditional District Overlay, permitting the development the facility. Planning Board also was supposed to hear district map amendments requested by the following: • Penny and Terry Sides, to rezone a half-acre at 601 Faith Road from Urban Residential to Residential Mixed-Use.

James Howard Hipp LOGANSPORT, Ind. — James Howard Hipp, 86, Logansport, passed away late Saturday evening, Jan. 22, 2011, in his daughter's home. Born May 27, 1924, in Rockwell, N.C., he was the son of the late James Henry and Lena Honeycutt Hipp. James worked for many years at North Carolina Finishing Company and was also a painter. He was later employed by Celanese, retiring in 1980. A World War II veteran, he served in the army artillery division in Europe. James met his wife, Donnie Rebecca Watson, in the movie theater while he was home on leave. They were married in York, S.C., on Sept. 23, 1945. He loved growing all kinds of vegetables that he often gave to family and friends, and also enjoyed carpentry and making wood crafts. In the winter he loved working puzzles and in the summer, enjoyed fishing. James was a dedicated father and a very loving grandfather, who spent many hours playing games and cards with his children and grandchildren. James was a longtime member of Beulah Land Baptist Church. Preceding him in death were his wife of 63 years, Donnie Watson Hipp; one brother, Carl Thomas; three sisters, Mae Swinson, Bertha Lambert, Ruby Boger; and a grandson, Keith Waller. Survivors include one son, David Wayne and wife Jekolia of Rockwell; three daughters, Brenda Honeycutt and husband Leon of Salisbury, Linda Trexler and husband Ronnie of Gold Hill, Patricia McHugh and husband Mike of Logansport, Ind.; one sister, Lucille Knight and husband Jarvis of Rockwell; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27 at Lyerly Funeral Home. Service: 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28 in the James C. Lyerly Chapel with the Rev. Ted Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Rowan Memorial Park. Lyerly Funeral Home is assisting the Hipp family. Online condolences may be made at

Karina Evette Moss

SALISBURY — Karina Evette Moss, age 34, of Bryce Avenue, passed on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Born June 26, 1976, in Salisbury, she was the daughter of Grady E. and Shirley Cartwright Moss, Jr. Educated in Rowan County public schools, she graduated from North Rowan High School and received her certification in Child Tech Level 2 from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. She was last employed at Home Child Care Center Inc. She was a member of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church and served in the Gospel Choir, Usher Board and Sunday School. Those who shall cherish her memory are her parents, Grady Elvett and Shirley Cartwright Moss, Jr. of the home; paternal grandmother Mary Walker Moss of Danville, Va.; a loving brother, Coach Ernest Elvett Moss of Radford, Va.; a niece, Milena Elizabeth Grace Morhmann of Richmond, Va.; uncle, aunt and godparents Ernest and Frances McCray, Salisbury, Rev. Claiborne and Marilyn Cartwright of Memphis, Tenn., Rev. Richard and Ramona Cartwright, Sr. of Memphis, Tenn., Rev. Ray and Rev. Patricia Fenderson of Danville, Va., Sandra Walker of Charlotte; and many cousins and friend. Visitation: Visitation was held Sunday, Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church. Service: Funeral Services were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the church with Dr. C.L. Phelps, pastor, in charge. Burial took place at City Memorial Cemetery. Memorials: Donations may be made to one or more of the following in Karina's Memory: - Summit Civitan Club, 203 W. Kerr St., Salisbury, NC 28144; - North Rowan Track and Field, North Rowan High School, 300 Whitehead Ave., Spencer, NC 28159, Attn: Coach Robert Steele; - James L. Stowe Scholarship, Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, 719 S. Caldwell St., Salisbury, NC 28144; or - Cornelia Bernice Cartwright Scholarship, 1004 Bryce Ave., Salisbury, NC 28144, Attn: Shirley Cartwright Moss. Luevenia G. Ledbetter Noble and Kelsey Funeral SALISBURY — Luevenia Greene Ledbetter, age 99, of Home, Inc. assisted the Moss Salisbury, died Saturday, Jan. family. 22, 2011, at Autumn Care in Salisbury. She Fred Leonard was a native of LEXINGTON — Fred Max Mount Gilead. Leonard, 79, of Green Needles Born May Drive, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 1, 1911, in 2011, at Hinkle Hospice Richmond House. County, she Mr. was the Leonard was daughter of born Sept. 29, the late Walter and Sara 1931, in DavidGreene son County, to She leaves to cherish her loving memories her faithful the late I.M. Leonard Sr. and daughter-in-law of 49 years, Myrtis Roauke Leonard. He owner/operator of Mrs. Nettie Lee Greene; four was grandsons; two granddaugh- Leonard Body Shop and a ters; chief guardian and care- member of Memorial United of Christ. Mr. takers Deacon James (Crys- Church tal) Greene (Latoya, Logan, Leonard also served in the Lamyron, Timothy, Precious U.S. Army. Surviving are his wife, Linand Robert), all of Salisbury; Pastor George M. (Kerri) da Costner Leonard of the Greene (Shenetta, Nequilla, home; sons Ira Max Leonard Amber and Adam), all of and wife Georgia, Jonathan Raleigh, Pastor Martha Lawrence Leonard and wife Luevenia Greene (Ladraim) Tina, all of Lexington, and of Mount Gilead, Mr. Christo- Phillip Leonard and wife Papher F. Greene (Christen and tricia of Salisbury; grandchilNicholas), all of Raleigh, Mr. dren Brianna, Brittany, ChariChauncey E. (Stacy) Greene ty, Matthew, Max and (Chastity and C.J), all of Zachary; brothers Pat Greensboro, and Mrs. Lake- Leonard and wife Evelyn, sha G. (Derelle) Parker (Zy- Larry Leonard and wife Jewcaelia and Landon), all of ell, all of Lexington, and DanRaleigh; and a host of nieces, ny Leonard of Jacksonville; nephews, family and friends. and a sister, Loretta Leonard Visitation and Service: Vis- of Atlanta, Ga. itation is 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Service: The funeral serJan. 27 at Snow Hill AME vice will be 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. Zion Church, Mount Gilead, 28 at Second United Church with the funeral at 12 p.m. of Christ wilt hr Rev. Dr. Joe Thursday at the church Coltrane, Preacher Clyde AkHarris Funeral Home is in ers and Rev. Kenneth Marshcharge of the services. Obit is burn officiating. Burial will courtesy of Noble and Kelsey follow in Memorial United Funeral Home, Inc. Church of Christ Cemetery. Visitation: The family will Lillian Mae Jones West receive friends from 6 to 8 SALISBURY — Lillian Mae p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27 at Jones West, 87, of Salisbury, Davidson Funeral Home and passed away Monday, Jan. 24, other times at the home. 2011, at Liberty Commons Memorials: May be made Nursing Center. Arrangeto Hospice of Davidson Counments are incomplete with Lyerly Funeral Home in ty, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292. charge.


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KANNAPOLIS — Charlie Ralph Pethel, 79, of Kannapolis, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at his residence following a period of declining health. He was born May 6, 1931, in Cabarrus County, a son of the late Roy and Nancy Lambert Pethel. Mr. Pethel was a lifelong resident of Kannapolis and attended J.W. Cannon High School. He was employed at Cannon Mills Power Plant in the cutting room, retiring after 45 years of service. He was a devoted member of Bethpage United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Juanita Pethel; a brother, Gene Pethel; a sister, Shirley Barr; two nephews, Dean Wilkes and Eddie Meinus; and a niece, Donna Wright. He is survived by his wife, Wensie Gulledge Pethel of the home; one son, Ron Pethel and wife Jean of Anderson, S.C.; a daughter, Bonnie Pethel of Kannapolis; four stepchildren, Judy Lyles and husband Gary, Linda Simpson and husband David, Brooks Gulledge and wife Nannette, all of Kannapolis, and Tony Gulledge and wife Dawn of Dallas; two grandchildren, Andrew Pethel and wife Megan of Clemson, S.C., and Carol Pethel of Anderson, S.C. He is also survived by four step-grandchildren, Cameron Gulledge and Steven Campbell, both of Kannapolis, Laci Hall and Aaron Hall, both of Dallas; three brothers, Rev. Richard Pethel and wife Sally, Kenneth Pethel and wife Elsie and Harold Pethel and wife Tina, all of Kannapolis; and two sisters, Betty Menius and husband Bill of Kannapolis and Phyllis Wilkes and husband Joe of Mount Ulla. Service: Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27 at Bethpage United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Duane Melton and Rev. Jeff Coppley. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation: The family will receive friends Wednesday night from 6-8 p.m. at Whitley's Funeral Home. At other times, they will be at the residence. Memorials: The family requests that any memorials be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081; or Bethpage United Methodist Church, 109 Fellowship Ave., Kannapolis, NC 28081. Whitley's Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Pethel. Online condolences may be left at

SALISBURY — Mary Patricia “Pat” Long Tucker, 63, of Salisbury, passed away Monday evening, Jan. 24, 2011, at her residence following a period of declining health. Born April 16, 1947, in Albemarle, she was a daughter of the late Clyde C. Long and Mary Crisco Hutchison of Concord. A graduate of Concord High, Mrs. Tucker was a manager for Food Lion, where she had been a devoted employee for more than 35 years. She was an active member of Pine Ridge Baptist Church. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a sister, Judy Wacaster. Surviving family members include her husband, William “Bill” Tucker, whom she married in 1995; son Charles Hunt of Salisbury; stepdaughters Heather Foster and Melissa Barlow, both of Concord; brothers Mel Long and wife Sandy of Georgia and Ronnie Long of Salisbury; sisters Kathy Curran and husband Brian of Buffalo, N.Y., and Cindy Riley and husband Brad; her stepmother, Sybil Burton, all of Concord; and her four grandchildren, Hailey Hunt, Zoe and Madison Foster and Chloe Barlow. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove and at the residence at other times. Service: 2 p.m. Friday at Pine Ridge Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. George Bradshaw, pastor. Mrs. Tucker will lie in state from 1:30-2 p.m. in the church. Burial will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park. Online condolences may be made at Funeral Linn-Honeycutt Home in China Grove is serving the Tucker family.

J.B. Goodnight KANNAPOLIS — Mr. J.B. Goodnight, age 94, of Duke Street, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at his residence. He was born April 7, 1916, in Rowan County to the late Watson Grover and Levenia Ledwig Goodnight. He was educated at North School in Kannapolis, where he ran track. He had been a farmer, worked at Cannon Mills as a starch and boiler foreman and last worked for Owens Illinois of Spencer. He was a lifelong member of Lakewood Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Doyle Goodnight, and a sister, Daisy Nesbit. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Lee Moose Goodnight, whom he married 70 years ago on Sept. 27, 1940; a son, Joe B. Goodnight and wife Patty Porter Goodnight of Concord; three daughters, Martha Steelman Laurenburg, Linda Goodnight of Lewland and Marie Honeycutt and husband David of Albuquerque, N.M.; one brother, John Goodnight of Kannapolis; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation and Service: Visitation is Thursday, Jan. 27 at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in Landis from 1-2 p.m. Service to follow at 2 p.m. at the Colonial Chapel of LinnHoneycutt Funeral Home. Rev. Robert Howard and Rev. Josh Hughes will officiate. Burial to follow at West Lawn Memorial Park China Grove.

Jessie Glenn Hendricks MOCKSVILLE — Mr. Jessie Glenn Hendricks, 84, formerly of Stage Coach Road, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. He was born March 3, 1926, in Davie County to the late Hubert Adams and Millie Seamon Hendricks. Mr. Hendricks was a very dedicated member of Salem United Methodist Church and had served as treasurer and Sunday School teacher at Mocksville Wesleyan Church. He had been a star athlete on the Cool Springs High School basketball team. Mr. Hendricks was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II and loved to share his stories about his military experiences. He was injured while serving in Germany and was taken in by a German family with whom he has kept a close relationship for over a 60 year period; both families have traveled back and forth to continue to nurture that bond. Mr. Hendricks retired from Drexel-Heritage Furniture Co. after 37 years of service and was a beef cattle farmer. He was a member of the Davie Academy Ruritan Club and was a past president. Mr. Hendricks was a Carolina Tarheel fan and enjoyed traveling to the mountains. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Evelyn Brown Hendricks; and a sister, Ruth Camilla Hendricks. Mr. Hendricks is survived by four children, Betty Jean Witherspoon and James Glenn (Pamela) Hendricks, all of Mocksville, Gary Reid (Robin Tower) Hendricks of Pfafftown and Brenda Hendricks Kulp of Bermuda Run; six grandchildren, Jonna Hendricks, Neil (Lori) Hendricks, John Hendricks, Cynthia (Gary) Sidden, Clifton (Jessica) Lawson and Lauren Elizabeth Kulp; and 14 great-grandchildren. Service: A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27 at Salem United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robin Fitzgerald officiating. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment will follow in the church cemetery, with Military Honors conducted by the Veterans of Foreign War Memorial Honor Guard. Visitation: The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26 at Eaton Funeral Home. Memorials: They request that memorials be considered for Salem United Methodist Church, Building Fund, c/o Paul Shew, 1582 Davie Academy Road, Mocksville, NC 27028; or Triad Flight of Honor, P.O. Box 4613, Greensboro, NC 27404; or at any Triad Bank of America branch office. Online condolences may be made at

Estelle C. Rumph SALISBURY — Mrs. Estelle C. Rumph, age 94, of Equestrian Drive, passed Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete. Service entrusted are to Hairston Funeral Home, Inc.

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Woodrow Albert Hooks KANNAPOLIS — Woodrow Albert “Doc” Hooks, 67, of Kannapolis, passed away Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Born Oct. 28, 1943, in Rowan County, he was the son of the late James Thomas Hooks and Lillie Mae Swink. Educated in Rowan County schools, he worked in the cotton textile industry and later worked as a taxi cab driver. Survivors include sons William Hooks (Paula) and James “Darin” Hooks; daughters Melinda Hackworth (Mike), all of Kannapolis, Demetria Burgess (Richard) of Locust and Karen Renay Lunsford of Salisbury; grandson Timothy Hooks, who was raised in the home; 13 other grandchildren; and 10 greatgrandchildren. Four brothers and four sisters also survive. Visitation and Service: Visitation is 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26 at Lyerly Funeral Home. The service will begin at 3 p.m. in James C. Lyerly Chapel with the Rev. Melvin Hall officiating. Burial will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park in China Grove. Memorials: Rowan Relay for Life, c/o Frances Morris, 1103 Burkesway Drive, Salisbury, NC 28146. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Hooks family. Online condolences may be made at


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TEACHER fRoM 1A Teacher of the year duties, Jenkins admits, are pretty intense. She’s spoken at myriad events. She’s participated in the selection process for the teacher of the year and regional principal of the year. In 2008, she was part of the first group of 21st Century Classroom Teachers chosen. Her door is open to administrators from all over the country who come to see what she’s done with technology. She’s now using the technology to illuminate students about the life of Queen Esther, in 10 chapters of the Bible. It’s an exploratory class, so she gets a new group of students every nine weeks. “It really has to be a fluid, purposeful process with every second in class geared toward goals,” Jenkins says. It doesn’t help that the students in this quarter recently missed a week of class. Her students have nine days to complete five chapters, create a green-screen project on one of the characters, blog about their characters’ experiences and publish their iWeb pages. “I don’t want to cut out any-

thing,” Jenkins says with determination. “I want all that done.” Well, you figure, if God created the Earth in six days, Jenkins can probably finish up this class in nine. ••• Jenkins is a second-career teacher. “I’m about, like, 12th career,” admits Jenkins, who turns 50 this year. She worked in retail. She worked for Olan Mills. She sold insurance. She worked in public relations. And she modeled. Six feet tall in her stocking feet, she still carries herself like she’s on the runway. She was working a Michael Kors show one day when she had an epiphany. She had to step over homeless people to get backstage. Inside, a model was crying because she’d broken a nail. “I thought, I can never do this again,” Jenkins says. “I want to help people.” She quit her modeling agency and went all over Manhattan, looking for work. In job interviews, she was told, “You look too much like a model.” Figures. She cut off her blonde hair, dyed it dark, and was hired at an investment banking firm.

She got a master’s degree in education on the fly at Marymount College, a satellite of Iona College at that time, 10 blocks from her home. She came back to her home state of North Carolina intending to student teach for a year, then return to New York, then move on to Washington State. She never left North Carolina. ••• Jenkins taught for two years at North Elementary and four years at Cleveland Elementary. She’s also been a private school teacher. She found middle-schoolers much different than elementary school students. “They’re taller and they don’t smile nearly as much,” Jenkins says. Not at first. Jenkins characterizes herself as “outrageously silly” at times. She has morning duty, and cranks up the energy for that 45 minutes, greeting students as they arrive at the car circle. “Whooo hoooo!” “Have an awesome day!” “Good morning!” “All right! Bring it in! Bring it in!” Students are responding now. Parents are smiling and waving, too. “I’ve gotten calls by parents who say it’s great to be greeted by someone who’s obviously happy to be where they are,” says Principal Nancy Barkemeyer. “To begin a day with someone who is enthusiastic about welcoming kids is a great feeling.” “That’s what I do,” Jenkins says. “It’s who I am.” ••• Jenkins, who taught math at Cleveland, had to overcome a fear of math. “My fear of math affected my adult choices,” she says. When Jenkins interviewed for the teacher of the year honors, she was always asked, “Tell us about teachers who in-

spired you.” But, she says, “I’m here because I had teachers who didn’t inspire me.” She had strep throat a lot as a kid, and she missed school, and she never learned to invert and multiply. She was well above grade level in reading, but was mystified by math. She was told by one teacher, “Girls don’t need to know how to do math.” Finally, she got it — and embraced it, and was determined not to let other students be intimidated by it. ••• “The thing that really sets her apart is that she’s passionate about her students,” says Superintendent Judy Grissom. “It’s not just a job for her. She’s extremely creative. She’s embraced technology, more so than most teachers. She’s always willing to help other teachers and share ideas.” Jenkins and her husband, Scott, the Salisbury Post’s news editor, have been married for 12 years. They don’t have children of their own, and she admits that may be one reason she’s such a dedicated teacher. “When it comes to their rights and opportunities,” Jenkins says, “I want to bless my students as I would want my own child to be blessed.” The technology is all well and good, but it’s also hard for Jenkins to get away from it. She says that her MacBook is addictive, and she often falls asleep with it. ••• At Cleveland Elementary, each student created a digital textbook of math concepts. Jenkins made podcasts and movies and blogs and anything else she could think of to keep her students engaged and learning. She was a presenter for an Apple Showcase in March 2010 at a state technology conference. Two weeks later, she par-

Jenkins teaches during her class. ticipated in a WIMBA video conference for Georgia College and University. Meanwhile, she was busy fulfilling duties as Rowan-Salisbury teacher of the year and requirements for the N.C. teacher of the year competition. She was being swept up, she says, in a “tsunami.” It was too much. She knew something needed to change. She thought that being named state teacher of the year would be the answer. She’d get a one-year, well deserved break from the classroom. That’s not what happened. ••• After the competition, Jenkins was back in her classroom at Cleveland Elementary School one day, when Faith Devenney, the Bible History teacher, was lamenting the fact that they hadn’t filled the open position at West Rowan Middle School. “She was baffled they hadn’t found the right person,” Jenkins remembers. “When she said that, my heart bloomed. I’m that person, I thought. It’s me!” Suddenly, Devenney turned around. “Would you do it?” she

asked Jenkins. “I jumped up from my chair and yelled, ‘It’s me!’ ” ••• Jenkins’ position is funded through the West Rowan Bible Teaching Association. “Through community fundraising events they have funded Bible history programs in the West area for more than 60 years,” Jenkins says. And now she’s in that classroom. Growing up, Jenkins traveled extensively with her parents the Rev. Tom and Betty Whidden, and the Middle East was her favorite place. “I can give them a perspective,” Jenkins says of her current students. “My past has highlighted what I’m doing. Everything in my life has prepared me for this point in my life.” As class ends, Jenkins tells each student goodbye. “Thank you for your hard work today.” “Have an awesome day.” “What do I want you to do today? Shine brightly, because other people need it.” You look over Jenkins’ shoulder, and you could swear Queen Esther is smiling. Freelance writer Susan Shinn lives in Salisbury.


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Mysterious IM leads to wild Googlechase Dear Amy: At the end of my workday recently, I received an instant message that said, “Hey, sexy.” There are very few people I know who would IM me that, even jokingly. I wrote back, “Who is this?” then the person immediately got offline. I Googled the screen name and in the list of results from the search was the Facebook page of the husband of one of my friends. My friend lives across the country. We haven’t talked directly in years but send each other cards. We are not close. The husband seems to use this screen name for everything (Facebook, e-mail, IM), so it’s definitely him. ASK I’ve never actually met or talked to him before, although AMY we’re Facebook friends and he has sent me e-mails (I’m on a distribution list) to announce their kids’ births, send pictures of their kids, and other such things. I figure either he IM’d the wrong person, someone hacked his account or he’s a scumbag. But then further down the list of results in the Google search was a link to a personal ad he posted on an adult website. He posted his age and said he’s married and bisexual and is looking for e-mails, chats, meetings and “casual encounters” with women or couples. It’s definitely my friend’s husband because of the unique screen name and the city he lives in. Maybe my friend and her husband are into this together. She doesn’t seem like the type, but you never know. If not, my heart breaks for her and her 3year-old and newborn. Should I tell her about this? I would hate for her to be in the dark or feel like a fool later if she finds out herself. I have considered sending her an anonymous e-mail from a dummy e-mail account. — Conflicted Dear Conflicted: If this scumbag sent you an instant message and then immediately hopped

off when you replied, then he’s not very good at being a scumbag, if you think about it. He’s more of a dumbbag, really. I can understand your curiosity, but this whole thing might be little more than a wild Googlechase. There are myriad technical reasons that this might not be who you think it is, and even if your suspicions are correct, the technology that created this situation also provides plausible deniability. I would ignore it for now. However, if it happens again and if the person originating the message actually identifies himself definitively and makes some sort of explicit declaration, then I would suggest you forward the correspondence to his wife. Dear Amy: My son is getting married in June. He and his wonderful fiancee live together in a small apartment. At this point they have all the “stuff” they need and really don’t have the space for a large quantity of wedding gifts. They are designing their wedding invitation and would like to suggest, in lieu of gifts, perhaps a monetary donation to their honeymoon. My question to you is how to word this properly. — Lucky Mom Dear Mom: You can convey to this lovely couple that there is no proper or appropriate way to notify guests about gifts on a wedding invitation. An invitation is just that: an invitation to be a witness to a wedding, not an invitation to contribute to a honeymoon. If the couple would like to invite people to contribute to their honeymoon, they should do so separately, in response to queries. There are various online “honeymoon registries” available, giving guests a way to contribute to this trip. You could help the couple by doing some research on these commercial sites. Send questions via e-mail to or by mail to Ask Amy, Chicago Tribune, TT500, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611.

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Cabarrus authorities looking for missing teen CONCORD — The Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about a missing teen. Amanda Lynn Saugrich, 16, of 5335 Blackwelder Road in Concord, is believed to have run away from her home Jan. 21. Saugrich was last seen Sunday on Highland Avenue. Officers said she may have been in the area of Sunderland Road on Tuesday, traveling on foot. Saugrich’s hair is now darker than pictured in the photo. Saugrich is white, she has blue eyes and SAUGRICH brown hair, and is about 5 foot 4 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds. If you’ve seen Saugrich or have information about her whereabouts, the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office asks that you call 704-920-3000 or CrimeStoppers at 704-932-7463.

Three teens accused of setting fire to houses Authorities have charged three teenagers in connection with several house fires set in February 2009. The arrests come after an investigation by the Salisbury Police Department led by investigator Todd Sides. Police are still seeking a fourth suspect in connection with the fires and have issued a warrant for that teen’s arrest. At the time of the fires, all of the teens were between the ages of 14 and 15. Among the damaged houses were 1109 S. Fulton St., 1614 Standish St. and 106 Elm St. Damage to the houses was minimal and several were vacant at the time of the fires.

CHEERWINE FROM 3a spent visiting grandparents Stan and Betty Bozeman in Salisbury. Now his mother, Jennifer, lives and works here, too. But growing up in Rockingham County and graduating in computer science at N.C. State University, Nick Loftin always had easy access to his favorite soft drink. “To me, it was as common to see in grocery stores as Coke and Pepsi,” he says. In the summer of 2009, Loftin took a two-week business trip to California, just outside of Los Angeles. “Toward the middle of the time there,” he says, “I was just starting to miss a few things from home — barbecue, sweet tea and Cheerwine. “I thought, there has to be a way to get it out here.” Loftin looked everywhere online for some

mention of Cheerwine in California, and various message boards told him to try different places until he found it at a specialty beverage store. The experience led to his idea for the Cheerwine Finder. “I thought it would be good to have a vehicle to tell people where it is,” he says. By October 2009, after taking a couple of weeks to write the website code and employing a friend to help with graphics, Loftin launched the Cheerwine Finder. How did he think Cheerwine, the company, would react? “I wasn’t sure,” Loftin acknowledges. Company officials soon learned of the finder through a post on Twitter, and they invited Loftin to Salisbury for a talk that led to his developing an iPhone application for Cheerwine. The free application includes links to the Cheerwine Finder and Cheerwine’s Facebook page, allows one to purchase Cheerwine merchandise

and even gives users the ability to chug a Cheerwine, if they don’t have the real thing close by. On the phone, if you turn a picture of a Cheerwine soda can upside down, it sounds as though you’re drinking it. Barbitta says Cheerwine paid Loftin a very modest fee for developing the application (not available yet on Androids), while showering him with T-shirts and product. “There’s always a case of cold Cheerwine waiting for him,” Barbitta adds. The Cheerwine Finder website generates a little bit of money from Google ads, which has covered the hosting fees. “I’m just doing it because I like it,” Loftin says. Loftin, 27, runs his own software development company and, among other things, has created iPhone apps for Money Mailer coupon franchises in Raleigh and Charlotte. He only has to spend a couple of hours a week in looking after the Cheerwine Find-

er. Once, on a business trip to the Tampa area of Florida, Loftin decided to test his Cheerwine Finder. It told him a local ice cream parlor offered Cheerwine, and he went there to see whether it was true. “Sure enough, they had a bunch of Cheerwine in glass bottles,” he says. Loftin struck up a conversation with one of the employees, who said a lot of people asked about Cheerwine and knew that it might be at the ice cream shop because of a website. Loftin recognized then that his idea for the Cheerwine Finder and the work he had put into the site was worth it. He informed the ice cream man he was looking at the Cheerwine Finder’s creator. “You must be their biggest fan,” he told Loftin. Contact Mark Wineka at 704-797-4263, or mwineka@salisbury

Rescue Squad offers photos for donations The Rowan County Rescue Squad is hosting its annual Photo Fund Raiser. For the next several weeks, families in the service area will be contacted by mail and asked to make a donation. Each family that makes a donation of any amount will receive an 8-by-10 family portrait. Portraits will be taken at the squad from 12 to 5 p.m. March 5 and 6 and April 2 and 3. Please call 800-253-2638 to schedule a portrait appointment, which is required.

Local fire marshal lands statewide position Concord Fire Marshal Mark Brown was elected to serve as president of the North Carolina Fire Marshal’s Association. Brown has served Concord Fire and Life Safety since February 2005. He currently supervises the department’s fireprevention office which includes three full-time fire inspectors, one part-time inspector, two assistant fire marshals and one administration assistant. He has served as vice-president for the North Carolina Fire Marshal’s Association for the past two years. Prior to that, he had been an active board member for the last four years.

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RALEIGH (AP) — State lawmakers will consider slashing the ranks of university professors and raising college tuition during the General Assembly session that begins today, overshadowed by a budget crisis that could eliminate some degree programs. Republicans taking charge of the state’s budget for the first time since 1898 are promising deep cuts to close a projected $3.7 billion gap. And the $2.7 billion total the state budgeted last year to run the University of North Carolina’s 16 campuses isn’t off limits, said expected Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham. Some $620 million in state funds were cut in the past four years and mostly took a toll on administration, so further trims will be felt by students, said Jeff Davies, the UNC system’s top operating officer. “We are seeing more pain on the academic side of the house,” Davies said Tuesday, adding that legislators have a tremendous task ahead to balance the state budget now at $19 billion. Deciding where layoffs among the university system’s 47,000 workers statewide fall will be determined in the months ahead, Berger said. Even the $64 million expected from not-yet-finalized tuition increases of up to 6.5 percent for the next academic year is not safe: The money could be taken to pay for other programs. Universities have projected that a 10 percent budget cut would mean eliminating 2,000 positions, half of them faculty members, along with 6,400 fewer course sections. The departing UNC system president, Erskine Bowles, even commented that it might be smarter to close an entire campus than chip away at

PLANNING FROM 3a • City of Salisbury, to rezone 17 acres, or 15 parcels, along multiple streets west of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue from General Residential and Corridor Mixed-Use to Light Industrial. • Jake Alexander/A&H Investments Inc., to rezone .86 acres at 825 E. Liberty St. from Urban residential to Corridor Mixed-Use. Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704-797-4264.

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SALISBURY — Herschel Elijah Akin, 91, of Salisbury, died Jan 21, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. He was born April 4, 1919, in Webster County, W.Va., the son of the late Jaman Elijah and Mary Susan Waugh Akin and stepson of Letha Roberts Akin. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving in World War II in the Pacific, he was a survivor of Iwo Jima. He retired from Pennsylvania Railroad and New York Central Railroad with 40 years service. He was a member of Hamburg United Methodist Church, Hamburg, N.Y.; Free and Accepted Masons of New York Lodge 419, Arcade, N.Y.; Ismailia Temple AAONMS, Buffalo, N.Y.; Legion of Honor, Buffalo, N.Y.; Order of the Eastern Star 176 Hamburg, N.Y.; The American Legion; and International Order of Oddfellows, Orchard Park, N.Y. Survivors include his wife Katherine of Salisbury; daughter Carolyn Dethpfs; grandchildren Adam and Stephanie; great-granddaughters Isabelle and Chole of Machias, N.Y.; stepchildren Robert F. Krazmien, Sharon Furlano, Deborah Trinh, Mark Krazmien and Mary Reiller. He is also survived by 19 stepgrandchildren, 11 five great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, one sister-in-law, 10 nieces and eight nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Edith Lander Akin; two brothers; three sisters; and one stepdaughter. Memorials: May be made to the Legion of Honor, Ismailia Temple, 1600 Southwestern Blvd., Buffalo, NY 14224; Cowan Library, Cowan, WV 26206; Calvary Baptist Church, 2374 Webster Road, Webster Springs, WV 26288. Masonic and VFW rites were graveside in Webster Springs, W.Va. Dodd and Reed Funeral Home in Webster Springs assisted the family.

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Stephanie’s Super lentil Soup is packed with vegetables — perfect for those looking to lose weight without sacrificing flavor.

Soup up your supper Perfect for cold winter days, these soups are worth your time book isn’t a cookbook but a primer on how to “outsmart 43 scientifically proven fat triggers and beat the dieter’s curse.” This soup is one of the author’s favorites and one she recommends for weight loss. A cup contains only 200 calories. Whether or not you’re trying to lose weight, this soup is delicious. She calls it “Stephanie’s Super Lentil Soup,” but I think of it as more of a supercharged vegetable soup. The recipe calls for 10 cups of broth, but I used two cartons (8 cups) and added a little water. Some grated parmesan is the perfect finishing touch.


rom January to March, the part of my brain devoted to food thinks about soup. Soup is the perfect winter food. It’s warm and satisfying and it’s a good way to eat in a healthful way at the beginning of a new year. Plus, when it’s cold outside, the wonderful aromas will make your whole house at least seem warmer. Many soups freeze well, so you can make a big batch on the weekend, eat what you want and freeze the rest. A soup I’ve always wanted to try is the Indian-inspired mulligatawny. I don’t think mulligatawny had ever registered on my food radar until it appeared in the famous “Soup Nazi” episode on “Seinfeld.” It was Kramer’s favorite soup, and since seeing that episode I’ve wanted to try it. When I started looking for recipes recently, I realized there are dozens of mulligatawny recipes out there. I skimmed enough of them to get a general idea of what the soup was all about and picked a recipe from Emeril Legasse on the Food Network website and then tweaked it to suit myself. I will admit, this soup is a good bit of work, but the results are worth it. These ingredients combine to sing a hallelujah chorus of flavor. One of the important ingredients is a spice called garam masala. I used the McCormick variety, which contains coriander, black pepper, cumin, cardamom and cinnamon. (Many mulligatawny recipes contain curry, but this one does not.) If you can’t find garam masala, you can make your own by combining spices. The following recipe, while based on Emeril’s, is somewhat different, so if you don’t like it, you can blame me and not him. I love the zing that the Granny Smith apples give this soup. The ground cashews sprinkled on top give it a wonderfully decadent finish. Emeril uses ghee (clarified butter) instead of regular butter, but I didn’t have time to find this specialty item or make my own. Regular butter worked fine for me.


Mulligatawny — made famous on the classic ‘Soup Nazi’ episode of ‘Seinfeld’ — is bursting with flavor. the spice mixture garam masala, right, helps give the soup its tantalizing taste.

Mulligatawny 1 chicken 5 Tbs. butter 2 Tbs. garam masala 1 3/4 tsp. salt 3/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper 2 C. finely diced onions 1/2 C. finely diced carrots 1/2 C. finely diced celery 2 Tbs. minced garlic 2 Tbs. minced ginger 2 C. peeled, cored and diced Granny Smith apples 1 C. peeled and diced Yukon gold potatoes 1 C. peeled and diced sweet potatoes 1 C. dried red lentils ( I used regular) 2 (32-ounce) cartons chicken or beef stock 3/4 C. diced zucchini 3/4 C. diced yellow squash 1 C. tightly packed baby spinach 1 (14-ounce) can unsweetened coconut milk 1 C. peeled, seeded and chopped tomatoes (I used canned diced tomatoes) 1 Tbs. apple cider vinegar 3 C. steamed white basmati rice 1/2 C. toasted, finely ground cashews 1/4 C. chopped fresh cilantro leaves

In a large pot, boil the whole chicken, on low, until cooked, about an hour. After it’s cooled enough, pick the meat off the bones to add to the soup before serving. Heat the butter in a Dutch oven and sautee the onions, carrots and celery, along with the garam masala, until lightly

caramelized, about 4 to 5 minutes. (I must admit, I’m not sure if mine were caramelized, but if they weren’t, it didn’t seem to matter.) Add the garlic, ginger and apples to the pan and saute until the apples are caramelized, about 7 to 8 minutes. Add the potatoes, sweet potatoes and lentils, along with 4 cups (a carton) of the chicken stock. Raise the heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook the soup until the potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes. Add the salt, pepper, another 2 cups of chicken stock, zucchini, squash, spinach, coconut milk and tomatoes. Continue to cook the soup at a simmer until the lentils are tender, 10 to 15 minutes longer. Add more chicken stock if you prefer a “soupier” soup — there will be two cups left in the carton. Remove from the heat and stir in the chicken and the cider vinegar. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary. To serve the soup, place 1/4 cup of the rice in a warmed bowl, and pour a cup of the soup over the rice, garnish with a tablespoon of the cashews, and 2 teaspoons of the cilantro. • • • This Potato and Cheddar Soup is from “Home Plate Cooking: Everyday Southern Cuisine with a Fresh Twist” by Marvin Woods. With three cups of cheese, this definitely isn’t a low-fat soup, but it would be perfect after a day of skiing, sledding or hiking — or hard work.

Stephanie’s Super Lentil Soup

2 Tbsp. vegetable or canola oil 1 onion, chopped 1 carrot, diced 1 celery stalk, diced 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 Tbs. all-purpose flour 4 C. homemade chicken stock or reduced-fat, low-sodium chicken broth 3 C. milk, skim, low-fat or whole 4 large russet potatoes, peeled and diced, about 1 3/4 pounds 3 C. packed, freshly grated, sharp Cheddar cheese about 12 ounces Hot sauce Freshly snipped chives for garnish

Salt substitute (potassium chloride) Lemon Mrs. Dash (I couldn’t find that flavor but used something similar) 10 C. low-sodium chicken broth (can substitute vegetable stock) 1 can low-sodium stewed tomatoes (I used a large can of diced tomatoes, including juice) 1 C. shredded cabbage 3/4 C. dried lentils 1/2 C. pearl barley 1/2 C. dried whole wheat elbow macaroni 1 C. diced onions 1/2 C. diced carrots 1 C. diced celery 1/2 C. frozen Italian green beans (cut in about 1-inch lengths) 1/2 C. frozen peas 1/2 C. frozen lima beans 1/2 C. mushrooms 1 C. diced zucchini

Heat the oil in a large, heavy pot over medium heat. Add the onion, carrot, celery, garlic and thyme. Season with the salt and pepper to taste. Saute until vegetables begin to soften, 5-7 minutes. Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in the stock, then the milk. Add the potato and bring the soup to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the potato is tender, about 20 minutes. Add the cheese about 1/3 cup at a time, stirring until melted and smooth after each addition. Taste and adjust for seasoning with hot sauce to taste and salt and pepper. Sprinkle with chives and serve immediately. • • • I love a great vegetable soup, and I recently found an excellent recipe in “The Right Bite” by Stephanie Dalvit-McPhillips. The

Using a Dutch oven, combine the broth, tomatoes, cabbage, onion, celery, lentils, carrots, green beans, peas, lima beans and barley. Cook uncovered over moderate heat, then adjust the heat to a slow simmer, cover and cook for 30 minutes. Add zucchini and whole wheat macaroni. Cook uncovered until the macaroni is done, about 10-15 minutes. As the dry ingredients cook, you may wish to add more chicken or vegetable stock, keeping in mind that this is a very thick soup. Now add the mushrooms, which will be cooked within a few minutes. Finally, season to taste with Mrs. Dash and a salt substitute. This soup is best when the consistency is somewhere between a soup and a stew. Feel free to experiment. You can leave out ingredients you don’t like and double up on others or try additional ingredients, like yellow squash or spinach.

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Google to hire more than 6,200 workers this year

Google receives more than 1 million applications each year. where most of its current workers are located. In a speech Tuesday, Schmidt said Google will hire more than 1,000 workers in Europe this year. All told, Google has more than 60 offices in 30 countries. “At this stage, the number of opportunities just vastly exceed the number of people we have at the company,” said Alan Eustace, Google’s senior vice president of engineering and research. Even if it surpasses 31,000 employees this year, Google will still have far fewer people than Microsoft Corp., among its fiercest rival. Microsoft employed about 88,400 people through September, the most recent available. Managing a company with the population of a small city will pose another challenge for Google co-founder Larry Page as he prepares to take over as the company’s CEO April 4. Page, 37, served as CEO in Google’s early days when the company was far smaller. Google had fewer than 300 employees when Schmidt replaced Page as CEO a decade ago. Google has become a coveted place to work, largely because Page and fellow cofounder Sergey Brin have always insisted on making the company’s offices seem like a home away from home in an effort to make people more productive. All meals, snacks and drinks are free at Google, and employees can commute on free shuttles equipped with Internet access to San Francisco and other cities.

The company can afford to splurge because it has become increasingly prosperous. Google earned $8.5 billion last year, far more than its Internet peers, and ended December with nearly $35 billion in cash. A sprawling headquarters in Mountain View, dubbed the “Googleplex,” is a testament to the company’s explosive growth and its ambitions to become far larger. Google owns or leases about 4.2 million square feet scattered across more than 60 buildings in Mountain View, and it hopes to build another corporate campus on a nearby NASA complex in Silicon Valley. It also signaled plans to expand in New York last year when it paid about $2 billion to buy a 15-story office spanning about 2.9 million square feet — more space than the Empire State Building. About 2,000 Google employees currently work in that New York office. Trying to get a job at Google is akin to trying to get into Stanford University, where Page and Brin started working on their search engine as graduate students. The company receives more than 1 million applications a year and identifies the top candidates through a rigorous screening process that analyzes SAT scores, grade-point averages and their performance on tests with such questions as: “How many different ways can you color an icosahedron with one of three colors on each face?” The people who make it through Google’s intellectual

given that the company hired an average of nearly 200 workers every two weeks last year. But the recent raids by Facebook and other promising startups got Google’s attention. To retain employees, the company gave its entire work force a 10 percent raise. That move alone could increase Google’s operating expenses by about $500 million this year, based on analyst estimates. Virtually all employees also receive stock options, a benefit that turned most of the company’s early hires into multimillionaires. Shares of Google rose $8.83, or 1.4 percent, to close at $619.91.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google Inc. plans to hire more than 6,200 workers this year — boosting its work force by at least a quarter — in the biggest expansion yet by the Internet’s most profitable company. The hiring spree comes as President Barack Obama prepared to emphasize the need for more jobs during his State of the Union address Tuesday night. Google CEO Eric Schmidt was among a group of business leaders who met with Obama last month to discuss ways to bolster the economy. But Google’s push to further expand its work force, which grew by 23 percent last year, may not be well received on Wall Street. The Internet search leader’s spending has annoyed some investors who prefer a more frugal approach in hopes of fatter returns. Google executives have consistently brushed aside those concerns. They say the company needs to aggressively recruit the smartest computer engineers and the most persuasive sales representatives to maintain its lead in online search and advertising. They also stress the need to diversify into other services in computing, telecommunications and the media. The company outlined its hiring plans Tuesday with the Associated Press without providing many specifics beyond its pledge to hire more people than it did in 2007, when it added 6,131 workers. Google hired nearly 4,600 people last year to end 2010 with 24,400 employees. The expansion was announced on the same day Yahoo Inc. cut 100 to 150 workers, or about 1 percent, of its payroll amid pressures from falling revenue. Google’s commitment to increase its work force by at least 25 percent this year means Google’s payroll may grow faster than its revenue. Analysts polled by FactSet expect Google’s revenue to increase 22 percent this year, after subtracting commissions it pays advertising partners. Google wouldn’t say how many of the new jobs will be based in the United States,




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‘Gladiators’ cop denies anger while making arrest 3, 124-pound Ferrari testified about being called a pitbull. As for having a quick temper: “I’ve never heard that described like that to me.” Ferrari is one of two female Denver police officers who appeared as contestants on “American Gladiators” in 2008, when NBC revived the late 1980s hit. The other contestant, Officer Abbegayle “Abbe” Dorn also is named in a lawsuit alleging excessive force. Both lawsuits were filed after the female officers appeared on the show in May 2008. Denver police Lt. Matthew Murray said there has been no discussion about whether appearing on reality shows makes officers targets for lawsuits. In Ferrari’s case, Kraus, described as a Boy Scout leader, church minister and honorably discharged Marine who served in Vietnam, said he politely asked her to move the car that was blocking a driveway near the shop he manages. Ferrari told jurors Kraus became agitated and began

yelling at her when she refused to move from the spot where she was providing backup to officers conducting a traffic stop. Ferrari testified that she warned Kraus that he could be charged with interference then said he was under arrest when he wouldn’t stop yelling. She testified that she wasn’t upset but was bothered by Kraus’ reaction. “I was completely caught off guard. I was bothered. I could not fathom why he was so upset,” Ferrari said in court. While the jury was out of the courtroom, Lane argued that her “American Gladiators” biography contradicted her statements in court along with an internal affairs investigation that found no wrongdoing. “Nobody likes to be yelled out,” Lane told U.S. District Judge Walker Miller. “She was more than bothered because she has a lightning quick temper.” The civil trial is expected to continue through Thursday.

Calif. AG: Man with beard can’t become prison guard SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s attorney general says religious beliefs aren’t enough to trump a corrections department ban on prison guards wearing beards — a stance that drew protests Tuesday from civil rights organizations. Attorney General Kamala Harris argued in a Sacramento County Superior Court filing on Jan. 6 that Trilochan Oberoi can’t be properly fitted for a gas mask if he keeps the facial hair required by his Sikh religion. Harris said no exceptions have been granted since the policy took effect in 2004. She is asking that Oberoi’s lawsuit be dismissed at an April 19 hearing. Civil rights organizations sent a letter to Harris on Tuesday asking her to reconsider her opposition and met with her

top aide to discuss their concerns. They said the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s own regulations allow guards to wear beards for certain medical conditions and should make similar allowances for Sikhs, Muslims, Orthodox Jews and others whose religion requires facial hair. “Why should those who cannot shave for religious reasons be treated differently from those who cannot shave for medical reasons?” reads the letter from groups including the Asian Law Caucus, American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, Council on American Islamic Relations — California, Sikh Coalition, Asian American Bar Association and Bay Area Association of Muslim Lawyers. Thirty-two organizations

sent a similar letter to Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday. Brown spokeswoman Elizabeth Ashford said she couldn’t comment because she had not seen the letter. Corrections spokeswoman Peggy Bengs said gas masks need to fit tightly to protect correctional officers from tear gas and pepper spray sometimes used to quell inmate uprisings. However, she said department policy is to allow beards up to an inch long if a doctor verifies that a guard has a skin disorder or irritation. The 22-page filing by Harris said the exemption applies only to guards who passed the gas mask fitting test before the policy took effect six years ago and later grew their beards. Neither her office nor the corrections department could immediately explain the discrepancy.


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DENVER (AP) — Police Officer Vicki Ferrari appeared as a contestant on “American Gladiators” to battle bodybuilders through obstacle courses in tests of strength, agility and cunning. Now, Ferrari faces allegations of roughing up a shop manager during tense moments spent providing backup for other officers. Her appearance on the reality show is coming back to haunt her at a civil trial claiming excessive force and illegal arrest. Lawyer David Lane, who represents the shop manager, showed jurors a website Tuesday promoting Ferrari’s appearance on the TV show in 2008. It revealed her nickname as “pitbull” and said she was “charming and easy going with a lightning-quick temper.” Lane told jurors the site suggests she arrested shopkeeper David Kraus in anger and tightened his handcuffs so tightly that it caused pain. Ferrari disputed the accusation during her testimony. “I got the nickname because I’m so small,” the 5-foot-




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Make budget an open book he John W. Pope Civitas Institute has conducted a poll to determine whether voters agree with “government officials and some economists” that the economic recession has officially ended. Only 18 percent agree that the recession is officially over, while 81 percent disagree, according to the Pope Civitas poll. What signs would tell North Carolinians that the recession is over? Here are three: • More of our family members and friends would have jobs — from the recent college grad trying to start a career to the 50-plus-year-old middle manager who wasn’t ready to end his. • Politicians and state employees would not be fretting about multibillion-dollar state budget shortfalls. • And surveys wouldn’t continue asking if people believe the recession is over. Economists are the ones who define “recession” — officially. Mike Walden with the N.C. State Cooperative Extension Service explained three months ago how economists like him reach this conclusions. “We define a recession as occurring when broad measures of the economy, so average measures of the economy, are going down — meaning the economy is shrinking or getting worse,” “... On average Walden said. things are not getting “However, once those worse. They are get- broad measting better. The prob- ures start to lem right now is they move upward — even if it is a are getting better at a snail’s pace — very, very slow pace.” then we say the recession is MIKE WALDEN over. And actuN.C. State economist ally … if you look back last summer — June, specifically, of 2009 — we started to see at that point these broad measures like production factory output and even later in the fall jobs start to go up. ... “But once again — once again — let me emphasize this does not mean everything is fine. It simply means on average things are not getting worse. They are getting better. The problem right now is they are getting better at a very, very slow pace.” All eyes are on Washington, D.C., and Raleigh to see how new Republican majorities will simultaneously accelerate the recovery, curb government spending, cut taxes and erase the word “recession” from everyday use. We’d like to see that. Really. So as lawmakers pursue those goals, they should adopt 10 options put forward by the N.C. Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform to keep the process open: 1. No more secret meetings on the budget. 2. Make the budget public three days before any vote is taken. 3. Post the budget online as it is being printed. 4. No more bills without content or “blank” bills. 5. No more budgetary amendments — i.e., special provisions — allowed in budget bill. 6. No more “substantive materials” allowed in technical corrections bill. 7. Give 24-hour public notice before the content of the bill is changed in committee — i.e., committee substitute. 8. Record and post online all legislative committee and subcommittee votes. 9. No more committee meetings allowed on the chamber floor. 10. Improve audio in committee rooms in Legislative Building. The more transparent the process, the more voters will trust and understand it.


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ow that Tony Soprano has passed out of our national consciousness and sympathy, the FBI arrests of 127 alleged mobsters on charges ranging from extortion to arson to murder are reassuring. That’s what government is supposed to do, right? Likewise, government agents found and defused a bomb in ANN that MCFEATTERS Spokane could have killed many at a Unity Day parade. Another hurrah for government. As the House repealed the health care law President Obama signed into law last spring, there were so many versions of what government’s role should be in our lives that they almost rivaled the number of snow storms pummeling the country. Even as House members sought to be civil in their health care repeal debate, the arguments were impassioned. Repeal would doom the economic recovery. Repeal would save small business. Repeal would endanger national health. Repeal would take health care back from government control. It’s clear that Americans do not agree on the federal government’s role. Even after the tragedy in Tucson, there are millions — millions — who believe it should continue to be legal to walk into a gun store and buy magazines with 33 bullets. Millions do not want the government to demand reductions of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere even though climatologists say extreme weather patterns are a direct result of carbon dioxide emissions. Many business leaders argue it is wrong for the Consumer Product Safety Commission to put detrimental information about potentially unsafe products on the Internet. There are those who say it is not the government’s business to order automakers to vastly improve gas mileage by 2025. Many do not want the Food and Drug Administration to regulate tobacco although it kills 440,000 people each year. Even though he has suddenly shot past the 50-percent approval mark in new polls, Obama is alarmed that he now has an image of being “antibusiness.” He is well aware that Republicans are preparing to use a 2010 Small Business Administration study against him in next year’s election. The study concluded that the cost of complying with federal regulations (let alone state and local rules) cost an employer with fewer than 20 employees $10,585 a year while a large company’s cost is $7,755 per employee. So even as the House is preparing to hold hearings focusing on those figures and some of the more onerous regulations on the books, Obama announced a “review” of regulations with the aim of making certain they aren’t hampering job growth. Every Democratic president discovers the need for regulatory review at almost exactly the same point in his first term. Remember the fanfare when Vice President Gore was put in charge of regulatory reform? Remember the results? Nobody else does either. After touting the need to regulate Wall Street, whose profligacy helped cause the economic meltdown, Obama now is reassuring business leaders he knows they are America’s backbone. In a wonderful public service, The St. Petersburg Times evaluated 506 promises made by Obama. The newspaper calculated 134 promises have been kept, 41 were compromised, 34 have been broken, 74 are stalled, 221 are in the works and two are not yet rated. Here’s betting regulatory review will fall under the “stalled” category. • • • Scripps Howard columnist Ann McFeatters has covered national politics since 1986.



N.C. financial woes run deep But there’s opportunity to restore balance These are remarks delivered by N.C. Rep. Fred Steen (R-Rowan) at Friday’s legislative breakfast sponsored by the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce. ou can’t read any news about the upcoming legislative session without part of the story being devoted to the budget shortfall. The best estimate puts the number at $3.8 billion of a nearly $20 billion state budget. Folks, we’ve got a problem, and personally, I think the problem is much deeper than most STEEN care to discuss. I’m a free-market, probusiness Republican. I own and operate a business like many of you here in this room. I believe that if we are going to solve — I mean really solve — our budget problem, then we have to empower business, not government, to lead our economic recovery. Government has to get out of the way at the local, state and federal level. First, the economic base of our state is completely out of balance for our economy. Government sector employment is the largest employment sector in North Carolina. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2009 — the most recent numbers — a government employee in


North Carolina had an average salary of $44,158, compared to a private sector employee average salary of $39,350. Now, I understand that public employees pay taxes just like private sector employees. However, it is only private sector employees who are creating new wealth. Government wealth is only created at the expense of those who are creating new wealth. It has a diminishing return, and increasing government spending or debt at this point in time will only create a much bigger problem than the one we have now.

If we are going to solve our budget problem, then we have to empower business, not government, to lead our economic recovery. We have to take a hard look at ourselves and realize that the decisions we make today will determine the quality of our tomorrow. For me, I choose the side of providing an economic environment that allows businesses to grow and flourish. Government growth has to be limited to what our private sector economy can support. Sadly, the burden of our government is now exceeding what we can support, and if

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I am a taxpayer who was born in American and lives in Salisbury. I love this country, but what is going on in this land is scary. Our state is $3.7 billion in the red, but we pay our city manager about $140,000 a year, plus a bonus. Our school board gets travel expenses reimbursed, without receipts, and the county commission members meet to talk about when to meet. They are going to cut small jobs like teachers and assistants. This is not what our founding fathers planned. In New Jersey, they have cut fire personnel, EMS and police officers. Why don’t the top people roll back some? They talk about cutting Social Security and Medicare but not welfare. We worked for these benefits to have in our retirement and “golden years.” I know the federal government is a lost cause, but maybe the people can bring our nation back. I hope the people we vote into office can do something. I get my information from the Salisbury Post. Stay on top of our officials or they may fake us out. Hope is doing. I am glad to be an American. I do vote. — Chris Ludwig Salisbury

we do not alter this balance, then we further jeopardize the creation of new private sector jobs, which by definition means new wealth. Solving our budget problems — I mean, being really committed to solving the problems — means changing the culture of government and politics. We have to realize we are all in this thing together. No one will escape without sacrifice. It means electing leaders who lead, not leaders who dole out public funds and claim to be doing a good job. It means having an honest discussion with the people. It means realizing that making a profit is a good thing, while helping others is part of our social contract with our fellow man. It means self-responsibility, and it means living within our means. If we can’t pay the bill, then we have to learn to live without. To do anything less is to put our quality of tomorrow at risk. On the national level, it means putting our national security at risk. Folks, these are tough times, don’t let anyone kid you. However, where there is a problem, there is an opportunity. Now is the time to realize that opportunity and begin the process of restoring sound, sensible solutions to how we govern and how we empower the working spirit of America, businessmen and -women who built the greatest country to ever grace the face of God’s earth.

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Let voters decide On Friday, Jan. 21, the county commissioners of North Carolina had a meeting. They decided unanimously to send a letter to the N.C. General Assembly seeking permission to raise taxes without voter input. The “back door” on this request is a loud slam! If they are granted permission for a quarter-cent raise this time, what will it be next time? How arrogant! Perhaps the voters of all counties involved should immediately slash the commissioners’ pay and benefits. No input from them! — Irene Dalton Salisbury

Editor’s note: A local revenue resolution was among the slate of legislative goals approved Friday by the N.C. Association of County Commissioners. The resolution reads:

“Authorize local revenue options – Seek legislation to allow all counties to enact by resolution or, at the option of the Board of Commissioners, by voter referendum any or all revenue options from among those that have been authorized for any other county.”

Bad time for bonus This is in reference to the big bonus for Salisbury City Manager David Treme: Here we are with people out of work and losing their homes, children having to get off the school bus in front of large mudholes, people paying through their noses for doubled taxes and getting little in return. Let’s not even mention those who don’t have enough money to pay their next light and water bills. Yes, by all means, spend the taxpayers’ money on a bonus for him (looks like his yearly income could use it). Just think, you could have given that money to Rowan Helping Ministries, where it could have really done some good. Someone may have just been able to stay warm this winter with a little help. People, we need to vote in November and put these people out of office and get someone in there who really cares about us and our needs. I’m sure David Treme will get that bonus, but how much of it will he give to a needy family? — Carol Bost Rockwell



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Egyptians clash with riot police in Tunisia-inspired protests CAIRO (AP) — Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters inspired by Tunisia’s uprising staged the biggest demonstrations in Egypt in years, facing down riot police who beat them with batons and fired water cannons in clashes that left at least three dead. The protests to demand an end to President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year authoritarian rule and a solution to Egypt’s grinding poverty could embolden the opposition and fuel growing dissent in a presidential election year. Mobilized largely on the Internet, the waves of protesters filled Cairo’s central Tahrir — or Liberation — Square, some hurling rocks and climbing atop armored police trucks. “Down with Hosni Mubarak, down with the tyrant,” chanted the crowds. “We don’t want you!” they screamed as thousands of riot police deployed in a massive security operation that failed to quell the protests. As night fell, thousands of demonstrators stood their ground and settled in for an all-night sit-in in Tahrir Square just steps away from parliament and other government buildings — blocking the streets and setting the stage for even more dramatic confrontations.

Reid dismisses Obama’s call for ban on earmarks WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack Obama’s top ally in the Senate Tuesday brusquely rejected the president’s call for a ban on the practice of stuffing home state projects known as earmarks into spending bills. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the president “has enough power already” and that Obama’s embrace Tuesday night of an earmark ban promoted by Republicans is just a “lot of pretty talk.” Reid made his remarks at a news conference in which he otherwise praised Obama in advance of Tuesday’s State of the Union address. Reid is a skilled practitioner of earmarking, in which lawmakers direct projects like new roads, grants to local police departments and community development grants to their states and congressional districts. Obama has frequently said he opposes earmarks but he has repeatedly accepted them in larger spending bills. The earmark ban has been driven chiefly by House Speaker John Boehner, who vows not to send Obama any spending bills containing them.

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A demonstrator confronts riot police in Cairo on Tuesday during a Tunisia-inspired demonstration to demand the end of President Hosni Mubarak’s nearly 30 years in power. The demonstration, the largest Egypt has seen for years, began peacefully, with police showing unusual restraint in what appeared to be a calculated strategy by the government to avoid further sullying the image of a security apparatus widely seen as little more than corrupt thugs in uniforms.

Justices will hear Emanuel’s appeal in Chicago mayor’s race CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois’ highest court agreed Tuesday to take Rahm Emanuel’s appeal of a decision that threw him off the ballot for Chicago mayor and ordered election officials not to print any mayoral ballots without Emanuel’s name. State Supreme Court justices agreed to expedite the case, but they gave no specific time frame. They planned to review legal briefs only and would not hold oral arguments. Emanuel has asked the court to overturn a lower ruling that pulled his name off the ballot because he had not lived in the city for a year. His attorneys called Monday’s decision “squarely inconsistent” with previous rulings on the issue. The moves by the high court bought valuable time for Emanuel. The Chicago Board of Elections had said it would begin printing ballots without his name as early as Tuesday, with the election less than a month away. Absentee ballots were to be sent out within days. Messages left for election officials were not immediately returned.

Minister Vladimir Putin vowed revenge Tuesday for the suicide bombing that killed 35 people at a Moscow airport — a familiar tough-on-terrorism stance that has underpinned his power but also led to a rising number of deadly attacks in Russia. Lax security also was blamed for Monday’s explosion in the international arrivals area of Domodedovo Airport that also injured 180 people, with President Dmitry Medvedev criticizing police and managers at the airport, the largest of three that serve the capital. NTV television showed a photograph of what it said was the detached head of the suspected bomber. Investigators have said that DNA testing will be necessary before the man, who appears to be in his 30s, can be identified. A two-second video of the blast itself, broadcast on state television and said to be from a closed-circuit TV camera, showed a burst of flames and passengers falling and fleeing as smoke filled the hall. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but suspicion has fallen on Islamist separatists from Chechnya or elsewhere in the restive Caucasus region who have been battling Russian authority for over 15 years.

with the results of the 2009 election. “They decided to add a fifth quarter to the football game I won fair and square,” Suttle said. Recall threats are common in Omaha, but seldom do those efforts actually reach the ballot. Tuesday’s election is the first since 1987 in which voters will get the opportunity to oust their mayor. The election is so unique, Douglas County Election Commissioner Dave Phipps declined Tuesday to predict voter turnout. But, his office tallied more than 12,600 early votes — either cast in person or by mail — as of Monday afternoon. Phipps said that’s a few hundred more than were turned in for the 2009 mayoral election that put Suttle in office.

Gov’t opens investigation into 2010 Fusions WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has opened a preliminary investigation into reports of wheel studs breaking on some 2010 model year Ford Fusion sedans. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has received four complaints of wheel studs fracturing on Fusions, which could cause the wheel to separate from the car and the driver to lose control. The investigation covers about 280,000 vehicles. All of the complaints involved vehicles with low mileage of 5,000 miles to 11,000 miles. One of the complaints alleges the wheel studs broke on multiple wheels. The government says there

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The British monarchy saga “The King’s Speech” reigned at the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including acting honors for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush, positioning itself to challenge “The Social Network” for best picture. “The King’s Speech” gained momentum against the Facebook drama “The Social Network,” which dominated early Hollywood awards. Along with those two films, other best-picture nominees Tuesday for the Feb. 27 Oscars were the psychosexual thriller “Black Swan”; the boxing drama “The Fighter”; the sci-fi blockbuster “Inception”; the lesbian-family tale “The Kids Are All Right”; the survival story “127 Hours”; the animated smash “Toy Story 3”; the Western “True Grit”; and the Ozarks crime thriller “Winter’s Bone.” “True Grit” ran second with 10 nominations, including acting honors for last year’s bestactor winner Jeff Bridges and Hailee Steinfeld. “The Social Network” won best drama at the Golden Globes and was picked as the year’s best by key critics groups, while “The King’s Speech” pulled an upset last weekend by winning the Producers Guild of America Awards top prize, whose recipient often goes on to claim best picture at the Oscars. “I’ve been texting people in between interviews, and there’s a lot of excitement going on across the globe from our team. It’s really wonderful. It’s sort of like ‘Ben-Hur’ proportions. It all seems a bit crazy, you know?” said supporting-actor nominee Rush, an Oscar winner for 1996’s “Shine.”

Gingrich calls for replacing EPA with S. Korea proposes new agency preliminary meeting DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — with N. Korea Guantanamo detainee Former House Speaker Newt gets life in prison SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Gingrich called Tuesday for the elimination of the Environ- — South Korea has proposed in embassy plot

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge sentenced the first Guantanamo detainee to have a U.S. civilian trial to life in prison Tuesday, saying anything he suffered at the hands of the CIA and others “pales in comparison to the suffering and the horror” caused by the bombing of two U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998. U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan sentenced Ahmed Ghailani to life, calling the attacks “horrific” and saying the deaths and damage they caused far outweighs “any and all considerations that have been advanced on behalf of the defendant.” He also ordered Ghailani to pay $33 million in restitution. Kaplan announced the sentence in a packed Manhattan courtroom after calling it a day of justice for the defendant, as well as for the families of 224 people who died in the al-Qaida bombings, including a dozen Americans, and thousands more who were injured. As survivors and victims’ loved ones spoke behind him, many in tears, Ghailani bowed his head and closed his eyes while gripping the edge of the defense table with both hands. The judge said he wanted a sentence that “makes it crystal clear that others engaged or contemplating engaging in deadly acts of terrorism risk enormously serious consequences.” He said he was satisfied that Ghailani knew and intended that people would be killed as a result of his actions and the conspiracy he joined.

mental Protection Agency, which he wants to replace with a new organization that would work more closely with businesses and be more aggressive in using science and technology. In an interview with the Associated Press, Gingrich said the EPA was rarely innovative and focused only on issuing regulations and litigation. “What you have is a very expensive bureaucracy that across the board makes it harder to solve problems, slows down the development of new innovations,” Gingrich said. Gingrich, who has acknowledged that he’s mulling a run for the Republican presidential nomination, was in Iowa to talk to the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association. He also met privately with Republican legislators, often a sign in Iowa that people are laying the groundwork for a campaign. The state has the nation’s first presidential caucuses. Gingrich, who has made several visits to Iowa recently, said the EPA was founded on sound ideas but has become a traditional Washington bureaucracy. Gingrich had previously mentioned his desire to change the EPA, but Tuesday’s explanation was the first time he made a specific proposal for replacing the agency, Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond said.

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holding preliminary meetings with North Korea to lay the groundwork for high-level defense talks. The Defense Ministry said Wednesday that its minister sent a message to his North Korean counterpart and proposed the meeting on Feb. 11 at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the peninsula. The move comes days after North Korea called for high-level defense talks to ease tensions on the peninsula. It also comes as U.S. Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg arrived in Seoul for talks with South Korean officials. The preliminary meeting would be the first official inter-Korean talks since the North’s Nov. 23 artillery attack on a South Korean island near their disputed sea border.

Omaha mayor faces first recall vote since 1987 OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle says he never planned to raise taxes when he took office two years ago but that the city’s unexpected financial mess left him no choice. Now voters in Nebraska’s largest city are deciding whether the Democratic mayor’s unpopular tax hikes and other policies are so out of touch that they should kick him out of office midway through the term. Suttle says the recall effort was funded by political opponents who remain dissatisfied

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Chile’s president won’t give up risky sports SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile’s president says he’s not about to change his fun-loving ways just because some think he should play it safe. Sebastian Pinera says he has no intention of giving up his passion for adventure sports such as skydiving, scuba diving, mountain climbing and river rafting. He promises to be responsible about it, but says “one can’t change his way of being.” The billionaire president has been criticized for making an emergency helicopter landing while running low on fuel on his way to a family getaway. The incident is under investigation by aviation authorities. Pinera took time out Tuesday from his summer vacation to ask that “critics not worry so much about what the president does” in his leisure time.

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Iran’s Chief Negotiator Saeed Jalili speaks to the media after two-day talks between Iran and world powers on Iran’s nuclear program at the historical Ciragan Palace in Istanbul, Turkey on Saturday. Talks meant to nudge Iran toward meeting U.N. Security Council demands to stop uranium enrichment collapsed Saturday, with Tehran shrugging off calls by six world powers to cease the activity that could be harnessed to make nuclear weapons.

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visit, calling it a “magical mystery tour” and saying it is no substitute for Iran fully cooperating with the IAEA — the U.N. nuclear watchdog — to prove that its nuclear program is strictly for peaceful purposes.

In an interview in the wake of the abortive talks, IAEA chief Yukiya Amano warned Monday that his agency cannot be sure that all of Iran’s nuclear activities are peaceful because its oversight is limited.


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VIENNA (AP) — A leading Iranian official has accused Western nations of “nuclear terrorism” and blamed them of being behind the recent assassination of an Iranian scientist, in an internal document obtained Tuesday by the Associated Press. The documents was drawn up by Egypt as the head of the Vienna chapter of nonaligned nations, and cites another senior Iranian official as pledging to stage further visits to the nation’s key nuclear sites to outsiders in the wake of a recent tour by envoys from nonaligned, developing and Arab nations. The six-page report summarized the Jan. 15-16 visit of the diplomats to two sites of international concern — a heavy water reactor and related facilities being built in Arak and Iran’s uranium enrichment plant at the central city of Natanz. Iran insists it needs to build Arak to replace aging research reactors and says enrichment is meant only to make reactor fuel. But because both can contribute to a weapons program — Arak by providing plutonium for missile warheads and Natanz by creating weapons grade uranium for the same purpose — Iran has been slapped with four sets of U.N. Security Council sanctions. Iran’s nuclear secrecy, refusal to accept fuel from abroad and resistance to IAEA efforts to follow up on suspicions of covert experiments with components of a nuclear weapons program have heightened concerns. In a killing apparently linked to Iran’s atomic strivings, nuclear scientist Majid Shahriariwas was assassinated late last year and fellow scientist Fereidoun Abbasi was wounded. Both were targeted by car bombs that Iranian officials have variously blamed Israel and the United States for, as part of a campaign against Tehran’s nuclear programs that included a cyber attack by the Stuxnet malware on the Natanz enrichment facility. The document cited Saeed Jalili, Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator, as telling the visiting envoys that Western nations “exercise terrorism to liquidate Iran’s nuclear scientists.” “Therefore it is important to define a new category of terrorism called ‘nuclear terrorism’ that aims to prevent developing countries from acquiring nuclear technology,” Jalili was cited as saying. Separately, acting Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, Iran’s nuclear chief, told the visitors that Iran planned further invitations to outsiders to tour its nuclear facilities. “Iran shall continue to issue invitations to such visits, including to experts, even to those who declined them, in the hope that they shall be able to accept the invitation in the future,” he was reported to have said. The tour went ahead without key invitees Russia, China, the European Union or key allies Turkey and Brazil, blunting Tehran’s attempts to gain support from major powers for its nuclear ambitions. Along with the U.S., Britain, France and Germany, Russia and China tried — and failed — to persuade Iran to open its atomic program to more perusal by the International Atomic Energy Agency and engage on international concerns about its enrichment program, with


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Buckeyes roll Ohio State stays undefeated, stomps Purdue/4B

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CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson senior Clemson 60 D e m o n t e z N.C. State 50 Stitt was not used to trailing by so much at home. So the senior point guard helped put together the best Atlantic Coast Conference comeback Littlejohn Coliseum had ever seen. Stitt had 17 points, including nine in a crushing, 16-0 second-half run as Clemson overcame a 19-point deficit to defeat North Carolina State 60-50 on Tuesday night. The Tigers (14-6, 3-3) had lost road games at North Carolina and Maryland last week and looked like they had not

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recovered to fall behind 3112 with about 14 minutes gone. But that’s when first-year Tigers coach Brad Brownell gathered his players to boost their spirits and make sure they knew there was plenty of time to regroup. “Maybe I was little more demonstrative than that,” he said. Whatever tone Brownell took seemed to work. Clemson outscored the Wolfpack (12-8, 2-4) 17-3 the rest of the half to turn a potential blowout into a manageable 34-29 deficit. N.C. State appeared to have rallied from the Tigers’ first-half body blows, getting two 3-pointers from Scott

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January 26, 2011



State blows lead again at Clemson BY PETE ICAOBELLI


‘Middle America’ teams invade Arlington BY MARK CRAIG Minneapolis Star Tribune


N.c. State coach Sidney Lowe watched his team fall apart in the second half against clemson.

Yippee!!! There couldn’t be a better Super Bowl XLV matchup for Jerry Jones’ Egodome in Arlington, Texas, on Feb. 6. Steelers vs. Packers. Move over, America’s Team. Here come Middle America’s Teams. Move over, Jerry. Here comes anti-Jerry Dan Rooney and Green Bay’s 110,000 shareholders. Move over, Big D. Here comes Little GB and Western, Pa. Move over, Big Oil. Here come meatpackers and steelworkers with their brats and Iron City 36-packs. Here come the Packers and their NFL-record 12 champi-

onships; and the Steelers and their NFL-record six Super Bowl rings. By the way, Pittsburgh has tied the Cowboys for most Super Bowl appearances (eight) and can move ahead of Dallas and into first place in all-time playoff victories with 34. B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L. Remember when Dallas was a favorite to not only host but play in this game? Well, the Cowboys’ flop-a-roo can be blamed in part on Jones, the owner, refusing to give up as general manager. Meanwhile, the Packers’ and Steelers’ success can be traced in large part to the fact that Green Bay’s Ted Thompson and Pittsburgh’s Kevin Colbert




MOCKSVILLE — Davie’s boys led by 83 21 points in Davie N. Davidson 52 the third quarter on Tuesday, but there was freshman Caleb Martin, diving on the floor for a loose ball as if the War Eagles were trailing. “That’s what we work on all the time in practice,” Martin said. “The hustle plays are more important to our coaches than the fancy ones.” Davie made all the hustle plays — plus a few fancy ones — in wiping out North Davidson 83-52 for a CPC win. The fanciest was a touch pass ABSHER that Cody Martin, Caleb’s twin brother, flicked to dunking machine Shannon Dillard for a fastbreak throw-down in the second quarter. That play really got the crowd into it and ignited a decisive run. Dillard scored 21 points, Nate Jones had 20, and Cody Martin had 18. Bryce Williams, North Davidson’s 6-foot-6 post man, scored 26 before fouling out late, but he was a solo act except for the third quarter when B.J. Smith scored nine of his 12 in a flurry. “We thought Williams and Dillard would neutralize each other unless one got in foul trouble, and that’s what happened,” North Davidson coach Kevin King said. However, the Black Knights (8-7, 0-4) had no one to cancel out Jones and Cody Martin. Davie (14-3, 3-2) won more easily than anyone dreamed. Last Friday, North Davidson led Mount Tabor at halftime, and Mount Tabor is the only team that has won on Davie’s raucous home floor. “Looking at scores, we expected a dogfight,” Davie coach Mike Absher said. “It was hectic. We did a good job to keep our composure.” Davie needed a pair of 3s by Jones to lead 16-13 after a quarter, and the War Eagles’ edge was just 23-19 after Williams scored in the paint with 3:35 left in the half. Thirty seconds later, Dillard hammered his dunk, and Davie finished the half on a 13-2 spree to take charge. “Jones started getting open, and that’s the guy you have to account for all the


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current New York Mets and former east Rowan pitcher Bobby Parnell spoke with the Salisbury Rotary club on Tuesday.

Salisbury’s Met Parnell speaks to Rotary audience BY MIKE LONDON

Bobby Parnell has pitched in 115 big league games, but addressing a room packed with Rotary Club of Salisbury members on Tuesday was a tougher assignment than throwing a 3-1 fastball to Chipper Jones. “I was up there sweating,” the New York Mets reliever admitted with a laugh. “Really nervous. I took one class on public speaking in college, but this was a lot tougher than pitching.” Fortified by a hearty meal of chicken and dumplings — his personal favorite — Parnell handled himself well, speaking clearly about his surprising journey from strugjon c. lakey/SALISBURY POST gling college hurler (he was Parnell, 26, blossomed in the Mets minor league system af- 6-15 in three years at ter being drafted in 2005. Charleston Southern) to ninth-

round draft pick to making the Mets in 2008. Brooklyn was Parnell’s first stop in the minors. “Yeah, Brooklyn was a little bit of a pace change from Salisbury,” Parnell said. Parnell, 26, won just twice in his limited high school pitching career at East Rowan. He’s doubled that total in the big leagues, a Cinderella story that’s an inspiration to every local player. Before Parnell took the podium, Bob Parnell, Salisbury’s fire chief, offered a highlight film of his son that he’d produced and edited. It had its moments. First, lefty J.D. Drew sits down after being handcuffed by a 98 mph heater. Next, the dreaded Albert Pujols, best hitter in baseball, appears on the screen. “Pujols,” Bob Parnell whis-

pers reverently. No problem. The future Hall of Famer is jammed by a Parnell fastball and looks human. He taps a meek bouncer that third baseman David Wright gobbles up. Rotarians roar approval. The screen switches to an extra-inning game at Houston’s Minute Maid Park, and Carlos Lee, who has 331 MLB homers to his credit, flails at a 99 mph two-seamer that bores right in on his hands. “El Caballo” stares out at Parnell and shakes his head. Next, Houston rookie Brett Wallace looks stunned as Parnell fools him with a changeup. But then, even Parnell’s change is no picnic. It arrives at 94 mph. Houston youngster Chris Johnson takes a 101 mph fast-



TV Sports Wednesday, Jan. 26 MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m. ESPN — Texas at Oklahoma St. ESPN2 — North Carolina at Miami NBA BASKETBALL 9:30 p.m. ESPN — San Antonio at Utah NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. VERSUS — New Jersey at Detroit TENNIS 9:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Australian Open, women’s semifinals, at Melbourne, Australia 3:30 a.m. ESPN2 — Australian Open, men’s semifinal, at Melbourne, Australia

Area schedule Wednesday, January 26 PREP BASKETBALL 6 p.m. Salisbury at Central Davidson North Rowan at South Stanly 6:30 p.m. South Rowan at Statesville East Rowan at Carson West Rowan at West Iredell A.L. Brown at NW Cabarrus PREP WRESTLING 6:30 p.m. Statesville at South Rowan 7 p.m. North Moore at North Rowan MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL Rowan County Tournament at Southeast 4:30 p.m. West Rowan vs. Mooresville (boys) 6 p.m. Erwin vs. Corriher-Lipe (girls) COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m. Coker at Pfeiffer 8 p.m. Mars Hill at Catawba COLLEGE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 5:30 p.m. Coker at Pfeiffer 6 p.m. Mars Hill at Catawba 6. West (6)

Prep hoops Standings 1A Yadkin Valley Overall Boys YVC North Rowan 7-0 11-3 Albemarle 6-1 8-2 7-2 10-5 North Moore West Montgomery 7-2 7-5 4-6 7-8 South Davidson East Montgomery 3-4 4-5 Chatham Central 3-7 4-11 1-7 2-13 Gray Stone South Stanly 0-9 0-12 Monday’s game Albemarle 74, South Davidson 61 Tuesday’s games North Moore 56, Chatham Central 43 East Montgomery at Providence Grove South Stanly at West Montgomery Wednesday’s games Chatham Central at Albemarle North Rowan at South Stanly Girls YVC Overall Albemarle 7-0 8-2 8-1 10-3 Chatham Central North Moore 5-2 9-5 East Montgomery 3-3 3-7 3-4 4-10 North Rowan South Davidson 4-6 6-9 South Stanly 3-5 3-9 2-7 2-10 West Montgomery Gray Stone 0-7 3-11 Monday’s game Albemarle 42, South Davidson 38 Tuesday’s games North Moore at Chatham Central East Montgomery at Providence Grove South Stanly at West Montgomery Wednesday’s games Chatham Central at Albemarle North Rowan at South Stanly

2A Central Carolina Boys CCC Overall Salisbury 3-0 10-4 2-1 7-9 Lexington East Davidson 2-2 10-7 Central Davidson 2-2 8-7 1-2 4-11 Thomasville West Davidson 0-3 4-8 Monday’s game Thomasville 44, Central Davidson 30 Tuesday’s game East Davidson 54, Thomasville 48 Wednesday’s game Salisbury at Central Davidson CCC Overall Girls Central Davidson 4-0 13-2 3-0 12-1 Salisbury Thomasville 2-1 14-2 East Davidson 1-3 11-6 0-3 6-9 Lexington West Davidson 0-3 1-10 Monday’s game Central Davidson 51, Thomasville 47 Tuesday’s game Thomasville 37, East Davidson 30 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 South Rowan 0-5 3-12 Wednesday’s games South Rowan at Statesville East Rowan at Carson West Rowan at West Iredell NPC Overall Girls 5-0 12-1 North Iredell Carson 5-1 11-4 West Rowan 4-2 12-5 2-3 5-9 South Rowan East Rowan 2-4 4-10 West Iredell 2-4 3-11 0-6 0-14 Statesville Wednesday’s games South Rowan at Statesville East Rowan at Carson West Rowan at West Iredell

3A South Piedmont Boys SPC Overall Concord 8-0 15-1 NW Cabarrus 6-1 11-5 A.L. Brown 5-2 9-4 Central Cabarrus 4-4 10-6 Hickory Ridge 4-4 10-7 Cox Mill 2-6 4-12 Mount Pleasant 1-7 5-12 Robinson 0-6 4-11 Monday’s game NW Cabarrus 68, Mount Pleasant 67 Tuesday’s games Central Cabarrus 77, A.L. Brown 72 (OT) Hickory Ridge 62, Cox Mill 50 Concord 101, Robinson 66 Wednesday’s games A.L. Brown at NW Cabarrus Robinson at Mount Pleasant Cox Mill at Central Cabarrus Girls SPC Overall Concord 8-0 10-6 Hickory Ridge 7-1 12-5 Robinson 4-2 10-4 NW Cabarrus 4-3 5-10 A.L. Brown 3-3 7-8 Mount Pleasant 3-5 9-8 Central Cabarrus 0-7 1-11 Cox Mill 0-8 1-14 Monday’s game NW Cabarrus 45, Mount Pleasant 33 Tuesday’s games A.L. Brown at Central Cabarrus Hickory Ridge 72, Cox Mill 26 Concord 77, Robinson 61 Wednesday’s games A.L. Brown at NW Cabarrus Robinson at Mount Pleasant Cox Mill at Central Cabarrus

4A Central Piedmont Boys CPC Overall Reagan 4-0 17-0 Mount Tabor 3-1 16-2 Davie County 3-2 14-3 R.J. Reynolds 1-2 4-10 West Forsyth 1-3 6-9 North Davidson 0-4 8-7 Tuesday’s games Davie 83, North Davidson 52 R.J. Reynolds at Reagan, ppd. Girls



Mount Tabor 4-0 West Forsyth 3-1 2-1 R.J. Reynolds Reagan 1-3 North Davidson 1-3 1-4 Davie County Tuesday’s games Davie 83, North Davidson 52 R.J. Reynolds at Reagan, ppd. Wednesday’s game Forbush at West Forsyth


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College hoops Standings ACC ACC Overall 5-1 15-5 Florida State Duke 5-1 18-1 North Carolina 3-1 13-5 4-2 14-6 Boston College Clemson 3-3 14-6 Virginia Tech 3-3 13-6 3-3 10-9 Georgia Tech Maryland 2-3 12-7 Virginia 2-3 11-8 2-4 12-8 N.C. State Miami 1-4 12-7 Wake Forest 0-5 7-13 Tuesday’s games Clemson 60, N.C. State 50 Georgia Tech 72, Virginia Tech 57 Wednesday’s games North Carolina at Miami, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2 Thursday’s games Maryland at Virginia, 7 p.m. Boston College at Duke, 8 p.m., ACC Network

Southeastern Eastern SEC Overall Florida 4-1 14-4 3-2 15-4 Kentucky Georgia 3-2 14-4 South Carolina 3-2 12-6 2-2 14-4 Vanderbilt Tennessee 2-2 12-7 Western SEC Overall 4-1 12-7 Alabama Mississippi State 2-2 10-8 LSU 2-2 10-9 3-3 13-6 Arkansas Mississippi 1-4 12-7 Auburn 0-6 7-13 Tuesday’s games Florida 104, Georgia 91 (2OT) Arkansas 73, Auburn 64 Wednesday’s game LSU at Tennessee, 8 p.m. Thursday’s game Vanderbilt at Mississippi State, 7 p.m., ESPN2


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

CIAA Division Overall Northern Bowie State 2-0 12-3 St. Paul’s 2-0 6-8 2-1 7-6 Virginia Union Elizabeth City State 1-1 11-5 Lincoln 1-1 2-13 0-2 1-15 Chowan Virginia State 0-3 1-14 Southern Division Overall 13-3 Winston-Salem State 1-0 Johnson C. Smith 1-0 12-4 St. Augustine’s 1-0 6-10 0-1 11-6 Shaw Livingstone 0-1 8-5 Fayetteville State 0-1 7-8 Wednesday’s game Virginia State at Fayetteville State Thursday’s games Lincoln at Bowie State Chowan at Elizabeth City State Livingstone at St. Paul’s

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

Other scores EAST Maine 64, New Hampshire 50 Seton Hall 90, Syracuse 68 Vermont 72, Hartford 51 SOUTH ETSU 67, S.C.-Upstate 52 Florida Gulf 111, Stetson 103, 3OT Lipscomb 73, Belmont 64 Longwood 72, Campbell 62 Mercer 78, Kennesaw St. 70 MIDWEST Bowling Green 70, Toledo 64 Buffalo 79, W. Michigan 68 Connecticut 76, Marquette 68 Missouri St. 73, Drake 70 Ohio St. 87, Purdue 64 Richmond 70, Dayton 61 FAR WEST CS Bakersfield 77, Cal St.-Fullerton 75 Kansas 82, Colorado 78 UNLV 74, Wyoming 65

Notable boxes Ohio State 87, Purdue 64 PURDUE (17-4) J. Johnson 9-17 1-1 22, Carroll 1-1 0-0 2, Jackson 2-5 1-2 5, Smith 1-2 0-0 2, Moore 4-13 7-8 16, T. Johnson 4-9 0-1 9, Barlow 1-5 0-0 2, Byrd 0-3 0-0 0, Hart 2-6 1-1 6, Bade 0-2 0-0 0, Marcius 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-63 10-13 64. OHIO ST. (21-0) Sullinger 7-12 2-5 17, Lauderdale 2-2 02 4, Lighty 4-7 2-3 10, Diebler 3-5 4-4 13, Buford 6-8 2-3 19, Thomas 6-12 0-0 13, Sibert 0-1 0-2 0, Craft 4-11 2-3 11, Smith Jr. 00 0-0 0. Totals 32-58 12-22 87. Halftime—Ohio St. 46-26. 3-Point Goals— Purdue 6-16 (J. Johnson 3-4, Hart 1-2, Moore 1-3, T. Johnson 1-3, Barlow 0-1, Smith 0-1, Byrd 0-2), Ohio St. 11-19 (Buford 5-6, Diebler 3-5, Sullinger 1-1, Craft 1-2, Thomas 1-3, Sibert 0-1, Lighty 0-1). Fouled Out— None. Rebounds—Purdue 28 (J. Johnson 7), Ohio St. 42 (Diebler 8). Assists—Purdue 11 (Moore 3), Ohio St. 20 (Craft, Diebler 6). Total Fouls—Purdue 23, Ohio St. 16. A— 17,556.

Ga. Tech 72, Va. Tech 57 VIRGINIA TECH (13-6) Allen 7-13 4-7 18, Davila 5-9 3-4 13, Bell 3-6 0-0 7, Green 3-15 3-3 9, Delaney 3-11 2-2 8, Atkins 1-2 0-0 2, Eddie 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-56 12-16 57. GEORGIA TECH (10-9) Holsey 2-4 0-0 4, Rice Jr. 1-5 1-2 4, D. Miller 2-3 0-2 4, Shumpert 7-15 7-9 22, M. Miller 1-3 0-1 3, Udofia 2-5 0-0 5, Oliver 1118 2-2 28, Morris 1-7 0-0 2, Hicks 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-60 10-16 72. Halftime—Virginia Tech 39-36. 3-Point Goals—Virginia Tech 1-11 (Bell 1-3, Atkins 0-1, Delaney 0-3, Green 0-4), Georgia Tech 8-24 (Oliver 4-9, M. Miller 1-2, Rice Jr. 1-3, Udofia 1-3, Shumpert 1-6, Morris 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Virginia Tech 35 (Allen 11), Georgia Tech 34 (Shumpert 12). Assists—Virginia Tech 9 (Delaney 5), Georgia Tech 19 (Shumpert 11). Total Fouls—Virginia Tech 16, Georgia Tech 18. Technicals—Allen, Shumpert. A—5,794.

Clemson 60, N.C. State 50 N.C. STATE (12-8) Williams 3-5 0-0 6, Howell 0-4 0-0 0, Wood

2-7 0-0 6, Harrow 4-9 0-0 9, T. Smith 4-10 5-6 13, Leslie 0-5 0-0 0, Brown 3-3 2-2 9, Painter 1-1 0-2 2, Gonzalez 2-4 0-0 5. Totals 19-48 7-10 50. CLEMSON (14-6) Stitt 6-15 5-5 17, Booker 2-8 0-0 4, Young 3-8 0-1 7, Narcisse 4-8 0-0 9, Grant 5-9 45 14, Jennings 3-5 1-2 9, Anderson 0-0 00 0, Stanton 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 23-54 10-13 60. Halftime—N.C. State 34-29. 3-Point Goals—N.C. State 5-16 (Wood 2-7, Brown 1-1, Gonzalez 1-2, Harrow 1-4, Leslie 0-1, Williams 0-1), Clemson 4-17 (Jennings 23, Narcisse 1-3, Young 1-5, Stanton 0-1, Booker 0-2, Stitt 0-3). Fouled Out—Painter. Rebounds—N.C. State 26 (Howell 6), Clemson 36 (Grant 11). Assists—N.C. State 11 (Painter, T. Smith, Williams 2), Clemson 12 (Stitt, Young 4). Total Fouls—N.C. State 16, Clemson 12. A—9,000.

UConn 76, Marquette 68 CONNECTICUT (17-2) Olander 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 5-12 1-1 11, Oriakhi 3-4 0-0 6, Lamb 9-14 3-3 24, Walker 5-16 4-5 14, Beverly 1-1 0-0 3, CoombsMcDaniel 1-4 2-2 5, Giffey 0-0 0-0 0, Napier 3-7 4-4 11, Okwandu 1-6 0-0 2. Totals 28-64 14-15 76. MARQUETTE (13-8) Crowder 4-13 1-2 10, Butler 7-14 7-7 21, Otule 1-2 0-0 2, Johnson-Odom 7-12 1-2 18, Buycks 5-9 1-1 13, Blue 0-4 0-1 0, Cadougan 0-2 2-4 2, Fulce 0-1 0-0 0, Gardner 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 25-60 12-17 68. Halftime—Connecticut 38-31. 3-Point Goals—Connecticut 6-21 (Lamb 3-4, Beverly 1-1, Coombs-McDaniel 1-3, Napier 15, Smith 0-3, Walker 0-5), Marquette 6-18 (Johnson-Odom 3-5, Buycks 2-5, Crowder 1-6, Blue 0-1, Butler 0-1). Fouled Out—Oriakhi. Rebounds—Connecticut 39 (Okwandu 10), Marquette 34 (Crowder 9). Assists— Connecticut 21 (Walker 9), Marquette 15 (Buycks 6). Total Fouls—Connecticut 17, Marquette 17. A—15,476.

Kansas 82, Colorado 78 KANSAS (19-1) Marc. Morris 5-6 5-6 15, Mark. Morris 36 0-0 6, Taylor 2-4 4-4 9, Reed 4-11 4-6 14, Selby 7-14 0-0 17, Withey 1-2 1-2 3, Morningstar 5-9 0-0 14, Johnson 1-3 0-0 2, Little 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 29-57 14-18 82. COLORADO (14-7) Dufault 0-1 0-0 0, Tomlinson 3-6 0-0 8, Relphorde 5-13 2-2 15, Burks 7-14 10-11 25, Higgins 8-15 2-2 19, Sharpe 0-0 1-2 1, Roberson 1-3 0-0 2, Knutson 3-4 0-0 8, Eckloff 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-56 15-17 78. Halftime—Kansas 43-39. 3-Point Goals— Kansas 10-24 (Morningstar 4-7, Selby 3-6, Reed 2-8, Taylor 1-1, Johnson 0-2), Colorado 9-13 (Relphorde 3-4, Knutson 2-3, Tomlinson 2-3, Higgins 1-1, Burks 1-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Kansas 37 (Mark. Morris 11), Colorado 23 (Burks 6). Assists— Kansas 19 (Selby 5), Colorado 14 (Dufault, Relphorde, Tomlinson 3). Total Fouls— Kansas 19, Colorado 17. A—11,203.

FLorida 104, Georgia 91 FLORIDA (16-4) Boynton 5-13 12-12 24, Walker 7-17 8-12 24, Tyus 3-12 0-0 6, Parsons 6-12 3-6 18, Macklin 10-15 3-6 23, Young 1-3 0-0 2, Wilbekin 0-0 0-0 0, Prather 0-0 0-0 0, Murphy 3-4 0-0 7. Totals 35-76 26-36 104. GEORGIA (14-5) Leslie 9-15 2-4 21, Ware 3-6 2-2 10, Robinson 3-8 0-0 7, Thompkins 7-19 5-8 20, Price 6-14 4-5 16, Thornton 0-0 0-0 0, Barnes 3-6 1-2 7, V. Williams 2-2 0-1 5, Nolte 0-0 0-0 0, Brantley 1-5 2-2 5. Totals 34-75 16-24 91. Halftime—Georgia 41-39. End Of Regulation—Tied 73. End Of 1st Overtime—Tied 85. 3-Point Goals—Florida 8-20 (Parsons 35, Boynton 2-6, Walker 2-8, Murphy 1-1), Georgia 7-17 (Ware 2-4, V. Williams 1-1, Leslie 1-2, Robinson 1-3, Brantley 1-3, Thompkins 1-4). Fouled Out—Robinson, Ware. Rebounds—Florida 47 (Parsons 12), Georgia 47 (Thompkins 13). Assists—Florida 10 (Walker 5), Georgia 14 (Leslie, Robinson, Ware 3). Total Fouls—Florida 19, Georgia 24. A—10,523.

Women’s hoops Tuesday’s scores SOUTH Davidson 53, UNC-Greensboro 52 J. C. Smith 68, North Greenville 49 Voorhees 63, Fisk 46 Arkansas at Florida, 8 p.m., FSN


Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 34 10 .773 — 23 21 .523 11 New York Philadelphia 19 25 .432 15 New Jersey 13 32 .289 211⁄2 13 32 .289 211⁄2 Toronto Southeast Division L Pct GB W Miami 31 13 .705 — Atlanta 29 16 .644 21⁄2 29 16 .644 21⁄2 Orlando CHARLOTTE 17 25 .405 13 Washington 13 31 .295 18 Central Division W L Pct GB 31 14 .689 — Chicago Indiana 16 25 .390 13 Milwaukee 16 26 .381 131⁄2 Detroit 17 28 .378 14 8 37 .178 23 Cleveland WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 38 7 .844 — 29 15 .659 81⁄2 Dallas New Orleans 30 16 .652 81⁄2 Memphis 22 23 .489 16 21 25 .457 171⁄2 Houston Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 28 16 .636 — 27 17 .614 1 Utah Denver 26 18 .591 2 Portland 25 21 .543 4 10 34 .227 18 Minnesota Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers 32 13 .711 — Phoenix 20 23 .465 11 Golden State 19 25 .432 121⁄2 L.A. Clippers 17 27 .386 141⁄2 Sacramento 10 32 .238 201⁄2 Tuesday’s Games Denver 120, Washington 109 Boston 112, Cleveland 95 Dallas 112, L.A. Clippers 105 CHARLOTTE at Sacramento, late Utah at L.A. Lakers, late Wednesday’s Games Orlando at Indiana, 7 p.m. Memphis at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Toronto, 7 p.m. Denver at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Minnesota, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Houston, 8:30 p.m. CHARLOTTE at Phoenix, 9 p.m. San Antonio at Utah, 9:30 p.m. New Orleans at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

Notable boxes Mavs 112, Clippers 105 L.A. CLIPPERS (105) Gomes 6-8 0-0 14, Griffin 7-16 8-14 22, Jordan 2-3 1-3 5, Davis 8-15 1-2 21, Foye 5-9 3-3 15, Bledsoe 1-2 1-3 3, Aminu 2-3 11 6, R.Butler 1-4 0-0 2, Diogu 3-4 2-2 8, Cook 4-6 0-0 9. Totals 39-70 17-28 105. DALLAS (112) Pavlovic 0-1 0-0 0, Nowitzki 6-15 6-8 20, Chandler 5-5 11-11 21, Kidd 0-4 1-1 1, Stevenson 2-6 2-2 7, Terry 11-22 2-2 28, Marion 4-7 2-2 10, Barea 9-12 4-4 25, Haywood 0-1 0-0 0, Mahinmi 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 37-74 28-30 112. L.A. Clippers 33 29 16 27 — 105 Dallas 25 29 27 31 — 112 3-Point Goals—L.A. Clippers 10-20 (Davis 4-5, Gomes 2-4, Foye 2-5, Aminu 1-1, Cook 1-3, R.Butler 0-2), Dallas 10-24 (Terry 4-7, Barea 3-4, Nowitzki 2-5, Stevenson 1-5, Kidd 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— L.A. Clippers 46 (Griffin 11), Dallas 35 (Marion 10). Assists—L.A. Clippers 22 (Davis 6), Dallas 18 (Kidd 7). Total Fouls—L.A. Clippers 22, Dallas 24. Technicals—Davis, L.A. Clippers defensive three second, Dallas Coach Carlisle, Dallas defensive three second 2. Flagrant Fouls—Haywood. A— 20,335 (19,200).

Mavs 112, Clippers 105 L.A. CLIPPERS (105) Gomes 6-8 0-0 14, Griffin 7-16 8-14 22, Jordan 2-3 1-3 5, Davis 8-15 1-2 21, Foye 5-9 3-3 15, Bledsoe 1-2 1-3 3, Aminu 2-3 11 6, R.Butler 1-4 0-0 2, Diogu 3-4 2-2 8, Cook 4-6 0-0 9. Totals 39-70 17-28 105. DALLAS (112) Pavlovic 0-1 0-0 0, Nowitzki 6-15 6-8 20, Chandler 5-5 11-11 21, Kidd 0-4 1-1 1, Stevenson 2-6 2-2 7, Terry 11-22 2-2 28, Marion 4-7 2-2 10, Barea 9-12 4-4 25, Haywood 0-1 0-0 0, Mahinmi 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 37-74 28-30 112. 33 29 16 27 — 105 L.A. Clippers Dallas 25 29 27 31 — 112 3-Point Goals—L.A. Clippers 10-20 (Davis 4-5, Gomes 2-4, Foye 2-5, Aminu 1-1, Cook 1-3, R.Butler 0-2), Dallas 10-24 (Terry 4-7, Barea 3-4, Nowitzki 2-5, Stevenson 1-5, Kidd 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— L.A. Clippers 46 (Griffin 11), Dallas 35 (Marion 10). Assists—L.A. Clippers 22 (Davis 6), Dallas 18 (Kidd 7). Total Fouls—L.A. Clippers 22, Dallas 24. Technicals—Davis, L.A. Clippers defensive three second, Dallas Coach Carlisle, Dallas defensive three second 2. Flagrant Fouls—Haywood. A— 20,335 (19,200).

Nuggets 120, Wizards 109 DENVER (120) Anthony 8-20 6-7 23, K.Martin 2-2 0-0 4, Nene 8-9 5-7 21, Billups 4-11 5-5 15, Afflalo 6-14 4-4 18, Lawson 6-10 4-5 17, Harrington 7-12 1-2 21, Forbes 0-3 0-0 0, Ely 00 1-2 1. Totals 41-81 26-32 120. WASHINGTON (109) Lewis 3-6 0-0 8, Blatche 8-14 9-9 25, McGee 5-9 1-1 11, Wall 4-8 2-3 10, Young 10-19 6-8 26, Seraphin 0-2 0-0 0, Armstrong 1-1 0-0 2, Thornton 2-5 4-4 8, C.Martin 1-3 0-0 2, Shakur 1-3 1-2 3, Booker 2-3 0-0 4, Yi 5-9 0-0 10. Totals 42-82 23-27 109. Denver 33 35 28 24 — 120 Washington 26 30 23 30 — 109 3-Point Goals—Denver 12-23 (Harrington 6-8, Billups 2-4, Afflalo 2-5, Lawson 1-2, Anthony 1-3, Forbes 0-1), Washington 2-13 (Lewis 2-4, C.Martin 0-1, Wall 0-1, Yi 0-2, Young 0-5). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Denver 49 (Nene 9), Washington 41 (Blatche 9). Assists—Denver 23 (Billups 6), Washington 23 (Wall 13). Total Fouls— Denver 21, Washington 23. Technicals— Billups, K.Martin, Washington defensive three second 2. Flagrant Fouls—Afflalo. A— 16,121 (20,173).

NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Philadelphia 50 33 12 5 71 174 130 Pittsburgh 50 31 15 4 66 154 114 N.Y. Rangers 52 29 20 3 61 148 126 N.Y. Islanders 48 15 26 7 37 117 158 New Jersey 48 16 29 3 35 100 143 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 49 27 15 7 61 150 111 50 27 18 5 59 130 123 Montreal Buffalo 49 23 21 5 51 137 144 Toronto 49 19 25 5 43 124 153 50 17 25 8 42 108 160 Ottawa Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 51 31 15 5 67 154 154 Washington 50 27 14 9 63 140 128 Atlanta 51 23 19 9 55 151 166 49 24 19 6 54 149 153 Carolina Florida 48 22 21 5 49 130 129 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 48 29 13 6 64 163 142 Detroit Nashville 49 27 16 6 60 133 117 Chicago 50 26 20 4 56 157 139 48 22 19 7 51 129 142 St. Louis Columbus 49 23 21 5 51 130 152 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 49 30 10 9 69 163 120 49 25 18 6 56 159 160 Colorado Minnesota 49 25 19 5 55 130 134 Calgary 50 23 21 6 52 140 151 48 15 25 8 38 121 165 Edmonton Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 49 29 15 5 63 144 136 Dallas Anaheim 52 28 20 4 60 140 146 Phoenix 50 24 17 9 57 144 143 49 25 19 5 55 137 135 San Jose Los Angeles 49 26 22 1 53 140 122 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday’s Games Florida 4, N.Y. Rangers 3 Pittsburgh 1, N.Y. Islanders 0 Anaheim 3, Columbus 2 Philadelphia 5, Montreal 2 Buffalo 3, Ottawa 2, OT Tampa Bay 2, Toronto 0 Minnesota 4, Chicago 2 Edmonton 4, Phoenix 3 Wednesday’s Games Florida at Boston, 7 p.m. Carolina at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Edmonton at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Colorado, 9 p.m. St. Louis at Calgary, 10 p.m. Nashville at Vancouver, 10 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

NFL Schedule Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 30 At Honolulu AFC vs. NFC, 7 p.m. (FOX) Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 6 At Arlington, Texas Pittsburgh vs. Green Bay, 6:30 p.m. (FOX)

Transactions BASEBALL American League MINNESOTA TWINS—Agreed to terms with RHP Kevin Slowey on a one-year contract. OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Agreed to terms with LHP Craig Breslow on a oneyear contract. SEATTLE MARINERS—Agreed to terms with RHP Chris Ray on a minor league contract. TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Acquired RHP Frank Francisco and cash considerations from Texas for C Mike Napoli. National League CHICAGO CUBS—Agreed to terms with RHP Todd Wellemeyer on a minor league contract. HOUSTON ASTROS—Agreed to terms with LHP Wandy Rodriguez on a threeyear contract. NEW YORK METS—OF Jason Pridie and RHP Tobi Stoner cleared waivers and were assigned outright to Buffalo (IL). BASKETBALL National Basketball Association MILWAUKEE BUCKS—Signed G Garrett Temple to a 10-day contract. FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS—Agreed to terms with LB Robert James on a 2-year contract. CAROLINA PANTHERS—Named Ray Brown assistant offensive line coach. CLEVELAND BROWNS—Named Chris Tabor special teams coordinator. DENVER BRONCOS—Named Ron Milus secondary coach and Richard Smith linebackers coach. OAKLAND RAIDERS—Named Al Saunders offensive coordinator. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Named Brad Seely assistant head coach/special teams coordinator and Kevin Tolbert assistant strength and conditioning coach. COLLEGE BUTLER—Named Paul Snape men’s soccer coach. KENT STATE—Named Jon Heacock defensive coordinator/cornerbacks coach, Chris Bache recruiting coordinator/offensive line coach, Jafar Williams running backs coach and Doug Davis strength and conditioning coach. MICHIGAN STATE—Announced the retirement of hockey coach Rick Comley after this season. PFEIFFER—Named Mary Ann Sunbury athletic director, effective Feb. 1. SAN DIEGO STATE—Named Jeff Horton assistant head coach/running backs coach.

Indians picked No. 1 Miles Blake scored eight for Love Christian Center. Catawba’s baseball team was First Baptist 42, St. John’s 28 picked to finish first in the SAC in Hall led First Baptist with 17 2011 in a poll of league coaches that points. Purcell had 15 for St. John’s. was released on Tuesday. Catawba received six of the 10  Middle school tourney first-place votes. Wingate was second Erwin’s boys topped Corriher-Lipe in the voting and received the other 41-32 in a semifinal game in the four first-place votes. Wingate won the regular season in Rowan County eighth-grade basket2010, while Catawba won the SAC ball tournament on Monday. The top-seeded Eagles (14-2) led tournament. Carson-Newman was picked third by only 12-11 at halftime and trailed and was followed by Tusculum, Mars early in the third quarter before ralHill, Lincoln Memorial, Lenoir- lying and advancing to Friday’s 6 p.m. Rhyne, Anderson, Newberry and Bre- championship game. Conor Honeycutt paced Erwin vard. Catawba starting pitcher Nathan with 15 points. Samuel Wyrick and Furr and reliever Wil Huneycutt Harrison Bell added 10 points apiece. were preseason first team All-SAC Jack Weisensel led the Eagles’ rebounding. picks. Fifth-seeded Corriher-Lipe (9-7) Starting pitcher Nick Lomascolo, DH Garrett Furr and outfielder Ryan was led by Devonte Steele with 12 Bostian (South Rowan) were second points. Steele scored nine in the first half. Qwan Rhyne and Chandler Corteam picks. The season starts Tuesday, Feb. 1. riher, who hit three 3-pointers, each  Pfeiffer was picked third in the had nine points.  Knox’s top-seeded girls (15-1) Conference Carolinas poll behind Mount Olive and Erskine. Belmont beat China Grove 32-20 behind Demeria Robinson’s 18 points and strong Abbey was picked fourth. defense and advanced to Friday’s 4:30 p.m. championship game.  Ritchie to enter Hall Knox led 22-10 at halftime but ChiChina Grove legend Gary Ritchie na Grove rallied in the third quarter will be inducted into the NSA Nation- and pulled within 24-20. Robinson al Hall of Fame at their banquet this then scored seven of Knox’s eight weekend. points in the final period. Aaliyah Funderburk added eight points for the winners. Ashley Blaire came back  Wonders fall in OT from a first-half ankle injury and A.L. Brown’s boys basketball team helped the Trojans with strong resuffered its second straight tough loss bounding down the stretch. on Tuesday, falling at Central CabarChina Grove (8-8) trailed by only rus 82-77 in overtime. six points with just over three minTeven Jones (15 points), Michael utes to play before Alex Allen fouled Carr (13), Derrick Copeland (13) and out. Allen led the Red Devils with six Chandler Reynolds (10) scored in dou- points and rebounded well.  Semifinals continue today at ble figures for the Wonders (9-4, 5-2). “We had a 12-point lead at half- Southeast Middle with a Corrihertime, but we lost momentum and Lipe-Erwin girls matchup at 4:30, and couldn’t get it back,” Brown coach a West Rowan-Mooresville boys Shelwyn Klutz said. “And in the sec- matchup at 6 p.m. ond half, Central just knocked down a lot of shots.”  North Hills hoops Brown has another tough SPC The North Hills Middle boys basgame tonight at Northwest Cabarrus. ketball defeated Phoenix Montessori 58-14.  College basketball Pacing the Eagles (5-2) was Wes Catawba is home tonight for a SAC Fazia with 16 points. Luke Humble doubleheader against Mars Hill, start- had 10. ing at 6 p.m. North Hills plays Mooresville Former East Rowan player Britti- Christian on Thursday. ni Young leads the Mars Hill women.  Pfeiffer is home tonight against  Sacred Heart hoops Coker for a Conference Carolinas doubleheader starting at 5:30 p.m. The Sacred Heart jayvee boys beat Concordia Lutheran 46-23. Michael Childress scored 14 points  Livingstone hoops for the Dolphins (10-3). Brian Reid Livingstone’s men’s basketball had seven points, and seven rebounds. team held Apprentice School of New- Will Taylor and James Boyd had six port News scoreless for five minutes points each. Justin Boyd had five in the second half and pulled out a 78- points and five steals. Jack Fisher and 74 road win on Tuesday. Adam Habeeb had five rebounds Livingstone (8-5) avenged an ear- each.William Clark had six rebounds.  The Sacred Heart jayvee girls lier loss to the Shipbuilders (10-9). Darius Cox led three Blue Bears team beat Concordia Lutheran 16-7. in double-figures with 15 points. Tyler Johnson finished with 12, and  Seventh-grade hoops Donte Durant had 11. Mike Okam, Erwin’s seventh-grade girls basmaking his first start of the season, ketball team opened with a 29-18 win added a career-high nine points. Livingstone is making up a CIAA against Southeast on Tuesday. Erwin was led by Shenique Pharr game at St. Paul’s on Thursday. with 12 points and five rebounds. Brittany Small had eight points and  Prep polls 18 rebounds. Jocelyn Lowe scored six Salisbury is still ranked No. 1 in points. the 2A girls basketball Southeast’s Shanice Miller scored poll. eight points and led the Patriots in reNorth Iredell is No. 1 in the 3A bounding. Taylor Martin was a defengirls poll. sive standout.  Southeast’s boys topped Erwin North Rowan’s boys are ranked seventh in the 1A boys poll. Concord 50-40 in overtime. The Patriots scored is ranked first in 3A, and CPC school the first 13 points in overtime. The Patriots were led by Sandon Reagan is ranked first in 4A boys. McCoy with 16 points. Austin Russ had 11 points and rebounded well.  Senior High Y hoops Josh Endicott and Bryson Collins First Baptist 49, Young Life 35 scored 10 points each. Jon Hall scored 21 points for First Erwin was led by Landon GoodBaptist, while Tyler Downs had 11 to man with 12 points. Addison Fry had lead Young Life. eight points and seven rebounds. LoSacred Heart Blue 35, First Pres. 27 gan Shuping and Austin Love added Roy Dixon topped Sacred Heart six points apiece, and Love had sevBlue with 13 points. Clark Alcorn had en boards. eight for First Presbyterian. Love Christian Center 51, St. John’s 19  New Pfeiffer AD Marquise Drummer scored eight Mary Ann Sunbury will assume points to lead a balanced Love Christian squad. Andrew Purcell’s 11 the position of athletics director at Pfeiffer University on Feb. 1 to fill points led St. John’s. the void created by Bobby StewSH Blue 57, SH White 17 Dixon scored 12 points for the art’s reassignment within the instiBlues, while Philip Tonseth and Riley tution. Gallagher had 11 apiece. Tim Burges scored seven for the  American Legion White team. At this time, it appears that AmerFirst Pres. 29, Love Christian 27 Sam Humble’s 13 points led First ican Legion baseball will wait a year before adopting new bat rules. Presbyterian. From staff reports

Astros don’t want Rodriguez to get away HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros see Wandy Rodriguez as one of the best left-handers in baseball, and they didn’t want him to get away. Rodriguez and the Astros avoided arbitration and reached agreement Tuesday on a $34 million, three-year contract. The Astros said the contract will be finalized after Rodriguez takes a physical on Thursday. The deal includes a vesting option for 2014 that would increase the value to $44.5 million. “This is one of the top left-handed starters in the game,” general man-

ager Ed Wade said. “(He was) a year away from free agency, so to be able to be able to do three years guaranteed, with a fourth-year option, made all the sense in the world for us.” Rodriguez was 11-12 with a 3.60 ERA last season. The 32-year-old lefty won eight of his last 10 decisions and had a 2.03 ERA over his final 18 starts, the best in the NL after June 24. He is 62-64 in six seasons, all with the Astros. Rodriguez gets a $1.5 million signing bonus and salaries of $7 million this year, $10 million in 2012 1and $13 million in 2013.




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are the NFL’s two best general managers. One-two, two-one. Take your pick. The Cowboys were supposed to be the best defensive team in the league this year. But here come the Steelers and Packers giving us a Super Bowl between the No. 1 scoring defense (Pittsburgh, 14.5 points per game) and the No. 2 scoring defense (Green Bay, 15.0). The Steelers and Packers also ranked 1-2 in sacks (48 to 47), which is no coincidence since Green Bay defensive coordinator Dom Capers is a former Steelers defensive coordinator who shares the same philosophy as current Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau. Offensively, the Cowboys pay Tony Romo a ton of money because they think he’s a franchise quarterback. The Steelers pay Ben Roethlisberger a ton of money because they know he’s a franchise quarterback. He’s 28 years old and owns two Super Bowl rings and a 10-2 postseason record. Meanwhile, the Packers did more than pay Aaron Rodgers a ton of money. They staked the careers of Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy that this 27-yearold is better than Brett Favre. So far, Rodgers is better than old Brett Favre. Eventually, he’ll be better than young Brett Favre, too. Move over, Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders. Here comes one team with no cheerleaders (Pittsburgh) and one with the most basic fan chant in sports history: “Go, Pack, Go!” Of course, Pittsburgh fans only need seven words: “Here we go, Steelers, here we go!” Good-bye, silver and blue. Hello, gold. Lots of gold in the form of Cheeseheads and Terrible Towels. Looking for a ticket? Better take out a loan because no fans travel better than Steelers fans. Except Packers fans. “I know our fans are going to turn out,” Steelers receiver Hines Ward said after Pittsburgh beat the Jets 24-19 in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. “Whatever a ticket costs, they’re going to get their hands on them.” While the Steelers completed their Super Bowl run by bouncing the Jets and their bluster on Sunday, the Packers started their stretch of five elimination games by routing the Big Apple’s other team, the Giants, in Week 16. “This was the path that was chosen for us, and it has forged one hell of a football team,” McCarthy said after the Packers’ 21-14 victory over the Bears in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game in Chicago. “We always thought we were a very good football team. Now we have a chance to claim greatness and bring the Lombardi Trophy home.” Ironically, to do that, Green Bay needs to beat the team McCarthy grew up rooting for in Western, Pa. Ah, just another storyline in a great matchup. So let the pregame hype begin. Perhaps Jerry can start things off by yelling: “How ‘bout them Packers and Steelers!”

ball from Parnell for a called strike, then swings helplessly at his next offering. The radar gun says 102, one of the swiftest pitches in baseball history. “Hi-Test!” barks the play-by-play man. “Six up and six down for Parnell.” Johnson trudges to the dugout. Rotarians cheer. The biggest applause comes when Parnell, more accomplished as a hitter and fielder than a pitcher when he toiled for the Rowan County American Legion team (he played first base for the 2002 state champions), loops a single to left field for his first base hit in the majors. That baseball is retrieved as a souvenir for Parnell’s trophy case and tossed into the Mets dugout. Parnell’s teammate Livan Hernandez immediately pretends to lob the keepsake into the stands. “Ah, Livan’s a practical joker,” Parnell said. “That hit was a thrill. There was a bigger smile on my face than you could see on the video.” After the film and the speech, Parnell comfortably fields questions from the audience. The Rotarians are somewhat less demanding than the New York press. The question everyone is dying to ask, but no one does, is “how can a human being throw a baseball 103 mph?” Basically, Parnell was born with a gift. He’s worked diligently to refine it and improve it and take care of it, but the bottom line is humans firing baseballs at 103 mph are one in a billion. Right now, that club includes Cincinnati’s Aroldis Chapman, L.A.’s Jonathan Broxton, Detroit’s Joel Zumaya, Texas’ Neftali Feliz and Parnell. That’s about it. “I didn’t really have a pitching coach in college and

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Bobby parnell socializes with father Bob parnell, left, and former rowan county American Legion coach Jim deHart, center, during tuesday’s event. I was throwing like 89 to 92,” Parnell said. “But I’ve gotten great coaching with the Mets, and I’ve picked up Velocity gradually as my mechanics improved. Just a little every year.” Parnell throws his fastball 81 percent of the time, and with good reason. On those days when he’s in that 100 mph zone, he can just “throw it toward the white,” as he puts it, and get guys out. But there are other days, when he’s “only” throwing 9293, and his location has to be much crisper. There are wonderful days when his fastball rides and runs, but there are others when it comes in arrowstraight. He doesn’t know until he gets on the mound whether he’s got it or not. Parnell has spent five years trying to improve his “feel pitches,” — his changeup and slider — to elevate them to the same level as his fastball. He’s tinkered with curveballs. Now he’s experimenting with a split-finger. His fastball is so formidable most of the time that the Mets will likely entrust him with the vital role of pitching

the eighth inning this season. He’s ready for that, and it’s the first time since he broke into the majors that he’s had a chance to prepare mentally for a defined role. “I’ve always just done what the team needed and I’ve been on the fence a lot of times,” Parnell said. “If we were short on starters, I started. If we needed a reliever, I relieved. This year, I know I’ll be in the bullpen.” He spent the first few months of this offseason primarily as a “couch potato,” but he’s been working out seriously since Jan. 1. He likes new Mets manager Terry Collins. “He’s a good guy, a baseball guy, always talking baseball,” Parnell said. Parnell’s also likes Josh Thole, who could be the regular catcher. Thole was selected four picks after Parnell in the 2005 draft, and Parnell’s spent lots of time with him. “We’re comfortable enough with each other that he can tell me one of my pitches stinks, and we won’t use it that day,” Parnell said. “We’re on the same page.” Parnell had a 2.83 ERA in

41 relief efforts in 2010 and allowed only one homer. He’d like to close eventually, and that opportunity could come his way in time. A dozen Rotarians came up to shake hands with Parnell before they exited, and Parnell embraced former Rowan Legion coach Jim DeHart, who was patient with Parnell when he was still trying to harness his great gift. There were a few autograph requests, and Parnell, who threw the last pitch by a Met at Shea Stadium before it was replaced by Citi Field, cheerfully complied. “I’ll always be the answer to that Shea trivia question,” Parnell said with a grin. “Probably the only trivia question I’ll ever get right.” He made a good impression to the local folks on Tuesday, still as humble and downto-earth as he was that summer day in 2005 when a shy, nervous kid boarded a plane bound for Brooklyn. Even if he couldn’t throw 100 mph, there’s little doubt Parnell has the stuff to be successful in life. He’d make a really good fireman.

NFL hopefuls gather to play in Senior Bowl Associated Press MOBILE, Ala. — Greg McElroy once again feels like a three-star recruit itching to prove doubters wrong. The former Alabama quarterback wasn’t particularly highly rated by recruiting services out of high school, but wound up helping lead the Crimson Tide to a national title and 24 wins over the last two seasons. Now, he’s among the second tier of draft prospects from Auburn and Alabama — who have split the past two national championships — preparing for Saturday’s Senior Bowl and trying to boost their stock. “A lot of people have criticized me for being a product of the system and just being surrounded by great talent,” McElroy said. “This is an opportunity for me to go out there on an even playing field and just show people that I can play at this level, I can make all the throws. I have a lot of confidence in my game right now. “I had a great time at Alabama, but a lot of people question my abilities and I’m going to try to prove people

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Alabama quarterback Greg Mcelroy throws during the south squad’s senior Bowl practice on tuesday. wrong this week and throughout the course of the process.” He’s not alone. Auburn and Alabama will likely have a combined five first-round picks in the April draft but all are juniors who are leaving school early. Those include Heisman Trophy winners Cam Newton of

Auburn and Mark Ingram of Alabama, along with coveted defensive linemen Nick Fairley (Auburn) and Marcell Dareus (Alabama) and Tide wide receiver Julio Jones. Then there’s the Senior Bowl group, accomplished college players but not regarded as such seemingly can’t-miss prospects.

Auburn linebacker Josh Bynes has heard the talk that he’s a good college player, but not necessarily an NFL guy. “That’s what they say,” Bynes said. “I’m out here to show NFL coaches that I can play at the next level. I’m not too worried about what people are saying. They could say you’re a first-rounder and you end up not being drafted. It doesn’t really matter. These coaches out here make the final decision.” And getting a Senior Bowl invite gives each player a shot at improving their stock either on the practice field or during numerous interviews with NFL teams. McElroy had seven meetings scheduled for Monday night alone. Playing for a national championship team — Auburn last season and Alabama the year before — can’t hurt. The Senior Bowl group includes Auburn left tackle Lee Ziemba, projected as high as the second round, and his Alabama counterpart James Carpenter, along with Tigers safety Zac Etheridge and Tide tight end Preston Dial.

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to Mr. Johnson at the time that the bar was being lifted from the weight rack,” as the plaintiff was lifting 275 pounds for the first time. • WASHINGTON — College football conferences will get a record take of about $170 million from this year’s Bowl Championship Series games, including a new high of $24.7 million for the five conferences that don’t get automatic bids to the BCS bowls. The figures were obtained by The Associated Press ahead of their official release later Tuesday by the BCS. BCS officials say the higher figures were fueled by the new television contract with ESPN. In addition, the five conferences that don’t get automatic bids were helped by the automatic berth earned by Texas Christian University. Those conferences got slightly more than last year’s $24 million.

LOS ANGELES — Former Southern California running back Stafon Johnson sued the university and an assistant conditioning coach on Monday for negligence in the weight-room accident that crushed his throat in 2009. The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court seeks unspecified damages. Johnson was bench-pressing 275 JOHNSON pounds in the USC weight room when the bar dropped or fell onto his neck in September 2009. His throat and larynx were crushed and he required reconstructive surgery. Assistant strength and conditioning coach Jamie Yanchar, who was reNFL sponsible for spotting Johnson during his lifting, was also named in the com• CINCINNATI — Bengals wide plaint. receiver Chad Ochocinco is putting The lawsuit claims Yanchar was his unusual name back in the news. “distracted and not paying attention Ochocinco suggested at the end of

an interview with ESPN on Tuesday that he’s planning to change his name back to Johnson. He didn’t give a specific reason, other than saying he’s “done enough with the Ocho thing.” He has talked about changing his name several times. Leading up to a game against the Jets during the 2009 season, he insisted that he would change his name back to Johnson if cornerback Darrelle Revis shut him down. Ochocinco failed to catch a pass, but kept his name. He later said his comments were made in fun and he was never serious about a name change. NBA DALLAS — Just when the Los Angeles Clippers were starting to surge, they’ve lost leading scorer Eric Gordon for at least three weeks because of a wrist injury. The team said Tuesday night that Gordon has a sprained right wrist and a small bone chip fracture. After exams by multiple doctors, it was determined he would miss 3-4 weeks.

HOUSTON — The Houston Astros see Wandy Rodriguez as one of the best left-handers in baseball, and they didn’t want him to get away. Rodriguez and the Astros avoided arbitration and reached agreement Tuesday on a $34 million, three-year contract. The Astros said the contract will be finalized after Rodriguez takes a physical on Thursday. The deal includes a vesting option for 2014 that would increase the value to $44.5 million. • ARLINGTON — The Texas Rangers traded former closer Frank Francisco and cash to Toronto for catcher-first baseman Mike Napoli on Tuesday, giving the AL champions a much-needed versatile bat off the bench and the Blue Jays more bullpen depth. It was the second time in five days Napoli was traded, quickly returning to the AL West. Toronto acquired Napoli and outfielder Juan Rivera from the Los Angeles Angels on Friday for outfielder Vernon Wells.

CHARLOTTE— Fox Sports chairman David Hill believes NASCAR races need to be shortened to fit into a threehour broadcast window. Hill said Monday night the length of races — many stretch well into a fourth hour — is one of the problems that’s contributed to NASCAR’s sinking television ratings. “I think the racing is far too long,” Hill said during Charlotte Motor Speedway’s annual media tour. “There is more diversion, more opportunities for stuff than any other time in man’s history.” Hill said the ideal for Fox would be a four-hour broadcast window, with 40 minutes of pre-race coverage and 20 minutes of post-race coverage. Asked if he’d push NASCAR to shorten any of its races, Hill didn’t miss a beat. “NASCAR doesn’t negotiate,” he deadpanned. The 38-race schedule is divided by three networks, and Fox holds the rights to the first 13 events of the season. The network’s deal with NASCAR, a partnership that began in 2001, runs through 2014, and Hill said it’s too soon to speculate on if the relationship will continue past the current deal. Personally, Hill said, he’d like to continue airing NASCAR on Fox. But because it’s a business decision, the next few seasons will determine how aggressively Fox pursues a new contract. Hill strongly defended the efforts of NASCAR chairman Brian France to stop the slide in both attendance and ratings. “I really think they are trying,” he said. “I like them all, they are fantastic. They do know they have problems, and they are trying very hard to fix them. It’s tough.” Hill said Fox is content with the consistent start times NASCAR instituted last season to simplify the television schedule for viewers. But NASCAR president Mike Helton said during testing last week that the start times needed to be reconsidered because the season is so long. Any consideration to shifting start times is probably to benefit ESPN, which broadcasts the second half of the season and struggled to hold viewers as the early NFL games came to a close. Hill said Fox wants all its races to air at 1 p.m., and wondered if there wasn’t a simple solution for ESPN’s woes. “Why wouldn’t you run races on Saturday nights and not against football?” Hill asked. Also, Hill said Fox would place a heavy emphasis on drivers this season and move away from heavy coverage of the mechanics of racing. He wants NASCAR to place a greater emphasis on winning when it announces its new points structure Wednesday night. EARNHARDT CHARLOTTE— Michael Waltrip will run a No. 15 car in this year’s Daytona 500 to commemorate the 10year anniversary of his first Daytona victory — and the death of his late boss and friend, Dale Earnhardt. Waltrip was driving the No. 15 car for Earnhardt’s team when he broke a 0-for462 winless streak in the 2001 Daytona 500 driving for Earnhardt’s team. That day was anything but a celebration for Waltrip, as Earnhardt died in an accident on the final lap of the race. Waltrip and sponsor Napa unveiled the commemorative car Tuesday. Waltrip, a two-time Daytona 500 winner, owns a NASCAR team and has cut back his racing schedule.




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The NBA roundup ... WASHINGTON — Each day brings a new story about Carmelo Anthony. Will he go to New Jersey, New York or maybe even stay in Denver? It’s kind of funny, but amid all the trade talk, Anthony’s Nuggets are playing extremely well. On Tuesday night, Anthony scored 23 points, Nene and Al Harrington each scored 21 and Denver started a fivegame road trip with a 120-109 win over the Washington Wizards. Anthony shot just 8 for 20, but six Nuggets scored in double figures. Arron Afflalo had 18 points, Ty Lawson added 17 and Chauncey Billups finished with 15. Mavericks 112, Clippers 105 DALLAS — Jason Terry scored a season-high 28 points and J.J. Barea added 25, lifting the Dallas Mavericks to a 112-105 victory over the suddenly Eric Gordon-less Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night. The performance by the re-

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serve guards helped Dallas erase an early 15-point deficit. The Mavs turned things around with a 23-6 spurt in the third quarter, then a 14-0 run in the fourth quarter. They wound up with their most points of the season, and their most bench points of the season. Celtics 112, Cavaliers 95 BOSTON — Kendrick Perkins spent the last seven months coming back from a knee injury, and on the day he was set to return to the floor he showed up in the trainer’s office with a sore neck. He was so excited he couldn’t sleep. Playing for the first time since injuring his knee in Game 6 of the NBA finals, Perkins had seven points and six rebounds in 16 minutes as the Boston Celtics beat Cleveland 112-95 on Tuesday night, sending the Cavaliers to their 18th straight loss. Paul Pierce scored all 24 of his points in the first half, and Ray Allen added 18 to help the AssociAted press Celtics bounce back from a loss to the struggling Wash- carmelo Anthony continues to play well despite trade talks. ington Wizards. Anthony scored 23 points against Washington on tuesday.

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The NHL roundup ... PHILADELPHIA — Jeff Carter, Claude Giroux and Kimmo Timonen scored power-play goals and the Philadelphia Flyers headed into the All-Star break leading the NHL in wins after a 5-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night. The Flyers’ 10-2-0 record in January has catapulted them to a league-best 33 victories. A year ago, the Flyers clinched a playoff spot in the last game of the season. They’ll return next week with a No. 1 seed in the East in sight. Lightning 2, Maple Leafs 0 TAMPA, Fla. — Dwayne Roloson made 26 saves in his third shutout in 10 games this month, Teddy Purcell had a goal and an assist, and Tampa Bay beat Toronto for its fifth straight victory. Roloson, acquired in a trade with the New York Islanders on New Year’s Day, took a shutout into the third period of a 7-1 win Sunday

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over Atlanta. Penguins 1, Islanders 0 PITTSBURGH — MarcAndre Fleury made 29 saves for his second shutout of the season and Craig Adams scored in the third period as Pittsburgh edged New York to win again without its superstar duo of Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Fleury’s 18th career shutout was the second this season in which Pittsburgh scored only once. The Penguins have won two consecutive games and five of six — all without Crosby (concussion), and the most recent three without fellow former scoring champion Malkin (knee, sinus infection). Panthers 4, Rangers 3 NEW YORK — Defenseman Mike Weaver’s first goal in 42 games, scored off the back of Rangers forward Artem Anisimov, broke a third-period tie and lifted Florida over New York. Weaver flipped a shot from the right side that hit Anisimov in front and bounded past surprised goalie Henrik Lundqvist with 8:19 left.


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The college basketball roundup ... COLUMBUS, Ohio — William Buford had 19 points, Jared Sullinger added 17 and No. 1 Ohio State rolled past No. 12 Purdue 87-64 on Tuesday night. Jon Diebler had 13 points and a career-high eight rebounds, Deshaun Thomas added 13 points, David Lighty scored 10 points and Aaron Craft had 11 points and six assists for Ohio State (21-0, 8-0 Big Ten), which ran its record to 62-4 all-time when atop the polls. The Buckeyes and No. 4 San Diego State (20-0) are the only unbeaten teams remaining in Division I. JaJuan Johnson had 22 points for Purdue (17-4, 6-2). Ohio State, which shot 55 percent from the field and hit 11 of 19 3-pointers, used an 11-0 first-half run to take control and never let up. The Buckeyes were ahead by 20 points at halftime after shooting 57 percent from the field and making 6 of 9 3-pointers. No. 5 Connecticut 76, Marquette 68 MILWAUKEE — Freshman Jeremy Lamb had a career-best 24 points

N.C. STATE FroM 1B Wood to extend the lead to 40-31. But Clemson pushed forward again, using its 16-0 run to take control for good. Brownell was not satisfied with the early play of his two starting seniors in Stitt and forward Jerai Grant. Stitt tried to do too much while Grant was listless on the inside. Both pledged at halftime to adjust their games — and the Tigers took off. “I knew once me and Jerai got started it’d be hard to stop us,” Stitt

and Connecticut overcame a tough shooting game from Kemba Walker with a 13-0 run late in the second half. Connecticut (17-2, 5-2 Big East) won its third road game in five tries this season after going 2-10 away from home last season. The Huskies held Marquette (13-8, 4-4) without a field goal for nearly 10 minutes. Walker finished with a season-low 14 points on 5-of-16 shooting. The junior guard, who came in averaging 25 points per game — second in the nation — had nine assists and six rebounds. Jimmy Butler scored 21 points for Marquette. Lamb hit two jumpers, Shabazz Napier made a 3-pointer and Walker added two baskets that made it 68-60 with 2:26 left. Roscoe Smith and fellow freshman Napier finished with 11 points apiece. No. 6 Kansas 82, Colorado 78 BOULDER, Colo. — Freshman Josh Selby scored 17 points and Kansas scored its last nine points from the free throw line to hold off Colorado. The Jayhawks (19-1, 4-1 Big 12) bounced back from their first home loss since 2007 to beat the Buffaloes for the 16th straight time.

Alec Burks had 25 points for Colorado (14-7, 3-3), which had its 14game home winning streak snapped. Burks’ two free throws with 31 seconds left pulled the Buffs to 78-76, the closest they had been in the second half. Before the inbounds, Tyrel Reed was fouled and made both free throws. Cory Higgins drove to the hoop to make it 80-78 with 24 seconds left, but Marcus Morris hit two free throws. Kansas, which saw the nation’s-best 69-game homecourt winning streak end last weekend with a loss to Texas at Allen Fieldhouse, hit seven 3-pointers in taking a 43-39 halftime lead. The Jayhawks finished with 10 3s, four by Brady Morningstar and three by Selby. Seton Hall 90, No. 9 Syracuse 68 SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Jeremy Hazell led a long-range Seton Hall barrage with 28 points and the Pirates handed Syracuse its third straight loss. Syracuse (18-3, 5-3 Big East) had lost two straight to top 10 conference foes, on the road at Pittsburgh a week ago and on Saturday at home to Villanova. Seton Hall (9-12, 3-6), which had lost three straight, torched Syracuse’s zone defense for seven 3s in the first

said. “Especially with guys hitting shots and guys making plays.” Clemson’s biggest plays came from Stitt and Grant. Stitt had a drive and a putback to cut N.C. State’s edge to 48-47. Then Grant grabbed his own miss and got fouled for a go-ahead three-point play. Stitt followed with a three-point play of his own to increase the lead. By the time Devin Booker broke free for a jam, Clemson was ahead 59-48 and cruising. It was the largest comeback against an ACC opponent in Littlejohn’s 43 seasons, surpassing a 1970 home win against Wake Forest where the Tigers trailed by 16 points before winning 105-95.

“I knew we were going to come back,” Grant said. “If we could turn the defense up, turn the pressure up, we’d be fine. That’s what we did.” N.C. State was shooting 66.7 percent in the first half to take its big lead. As hot as they were early, the Wolfpack were ice cold at the end. They scored only 16 points in the second half and had just one bucket over the game’s last 8 minutes. The Tigers “know what type of effort they needed to get back in the ballgame,” Wolfpack coach Sidney Lowe said. “It showed a lot of character and a lot of toughness.” N.C. State fell to 0-3 in ACC road games this season. The Wolfpack’s only true victory on an opponent’s homecourt this sea-

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ohio state’s Jared sullinger, right shoots over purdue’s travis carroll. half, four by Hazell, and built a 13point halftime lead. Seton Hall, the worst shooting team in the Big East, finished 10 of 17 from beyond the arc and shot 54.1 percent for the game while holding Syracuse to 5 of 21 from long range and a season-low 36.1 percent from the field.

son came last month at Elon. However, they ended a two-game losing streak by defeating Miami last Sunday and seemed to carry that success into Littlejohn Coliseum. They hit five of their first six shots and grabbed that 31-12 lead on Ryan Harrow’s jumper with 6:08 left in the first half. For a while, it looked like the biggest cheer at Littlejohn was when former football great and 2009 ACC player of the year C.J. Spiller was introduced. Brownell said he kept his players focused on opportunities and not missed chances. Finally, he said, things fell Clemson’s way. “We got momentum and our guys just started making plays,” he said.

time,” King said. “He got to the rim, made shots. He was the best player on the floor.” Cody Martin was also instrumental in the secondquarter run, clearing the boards and scoring seven points, including a slicing drive for Davie’s first doubledigit lead at 29-19. “When we really started running the floor, they got a little tired and couldn’t hang with us,” Caleb Martin said. It was 36-21 at halftime, and the Black Knights’ Jerry Houpe, an impressive athlete, picked up a technical foul out of frustration as the exasperated Knights made their way to the locker room. “We had a block/charge go against us, and you have to let a call go and move on,” King said. “But kids are kids. We had a hard time moving on and that one play probably cost us six or eight points.” The second half opened with Jones at the foul line shooting technicals, and it didn’t get any better from there for the Black Knights. When Houpe banged an aggressive dunk try off the rim to make the Knights 0-for4 on slam attempts, Jones immediately drilled a long 3, the crowd went crazy, and the rout was on in earnest. “We hadn’t played at home since Jan. 7, so I was really pleased to defend the way that we did and to score 83 points,” Absher said. “We’re 3-2 in the league now, and the goals we set are still attainable.” NORTH DAVIDSON (52) — Williams 26, Smith 12, Houpe 7, Brunson 4, Mitchell 3, Shouse, Campbell, Hicks, Canovai. DAVIE (83) — Dillard 21, Jones 20, Co. Martin 18, Ca. Martin 6, R. Martin 4, Simmons 4, Miller 3, Tatum 3, Whaley 2, Redmon 2, Absher. N. Davidson 13 8 19 12 — 52 Davie 16 20 26 21 — 83

Zvonareva into semifinals MELBOURNE, Australia — Vera Zvonareva started the Australia Day proceedings at Rod Laver Arena with a 6-2, 64 win over Petra Kvitova on Wednesday, advancing to the Australian Open semifinals. With many patrons draped in Australian flags and others wearing customary Outbackstyle hats in honor of the country’s national holiday, Zvonareva advanced to a semifinal against either U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters or Agnieszka Radwanska. Zvonareva and Kvitova were surprised during the match when cannons went off in a nearby park. And Zvonareva asked that the match be stopped for a few minutes while a woman in her sightline was given medical attention in the stands, but chair umpire Mariana Alves told them to continue.

“I didn’t know they were going to start this noise during our match, it was a difficult moment,” said Zvonareva, who led the final set 3-0 before the disruptions but saw Kvitova level it at 4-4. “You’re here to play tennis ... I was trying to keep my concentration.” On Tuesday, Roger Federer was reluctant to talk about possibly playing Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final, and with good reason. After all, he’s playing Novak Djokovic in the semifinals. Federer and Nadal have dominated the Grand Slam tournaments, winning 21 of the last 23 titles. But Djokovic is dangerous, and Federer knows his one-match-at-a-time mantra is sound strategy. “He takes it to the opponent,” Federer said. Federer routed Stanislas Wawrinka 6-1, 6-3, 6-3 in the first all-Swiss quarterfinal at

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russia’s Vera Zvonareva makes a backhand return. a major. Djokovic eliminated Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych 6-1, 7-6 (5), 6-1 on Tuesday night. On the women’s side, Caroline Wozniacki beat Francesca Schiavone 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 in one quarterfinal, and Li Na defeated Andrea Petkovic 6-2, 6-4 in the other. It was at this stage of the 2008 Australian Open that Djokovic beat Federer before going on to win his first and only Grand Slam singles title. Federer also lost to Djokovic

after having two match points in the U.S. Open semifinals last September. A mental lapse at Flushing Meadows cost Federer. “I was playing good enough to win,” Federer said. “But I was a bit confused mentally, maybe, because we played the second session. ... Maybe I just felt like I have to get out of this match as quick as I could to save energy to play Rafa the next day. I think it ended up hurting me losing the match at the end.”

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

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

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

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

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

Ceramic & porcelain figurines & vases, approx. 60. 60-80 years old. $150 for all. Call 704-857-0093

Painting and Decorating

3Landscaping 3Mulching F

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 Household sewing machines, new and older models and parts.

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

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

BSMR Sewing


Lawn Equipment Repair Services

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

Lumber All New!

Fuel & Wood


ANDERSON'S SEW & SO, Husqvarna, Viking Sewing Machines. Patterns, Notions, Fabrics. 10104 Old Beatty Ford Rd., Rockwell. 704-279-3647

Lick tubs. 2 large orange lick tubs for molasses with wheel for cattle. $50 each. 704-633-5332

Table. Glass top kitchen table with four chairs for sale, $50. Call 704-3108090 for more information

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

$30; New $65; $35.

Stainless steel two bowl kitchen sink with Delta faucet/sprayer $125. 704-798-1213

B & L Home Improvement

Cleaning Services

Cleaning Services

Electric range, Jenn-Air with grill option, slide in down draft, black $275. 704-798-1213

TV 27” $75; DVD Converter box $45; 10,500 BTU heater microwave 1100 704-636-1136

Misc For Sale

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

IBM Thinkpad Laptop, Windows XP, Office 2007, Wireless, DVD/CDRW, 704-762-1043, $150

TRUST. It’s the reason 74% of area residents read the Salisbury Post on a daily basis. Classifieds give you affordable access to those loyal readers.

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

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

Clothes Adult & Children

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


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

Timberlake print new in sleeve $200. Call 336for more 406-3969 information.

Coffee Table, 52x35 with slate top. Very nice. $25. Please call 704-213-6275

Food & Produce


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


Dell Desk Top Computer

1404 S. Salisbury Avenue, Spencer, NC 28159

Carport and Garages

Dishes - 52 piece set of Blue Ridge dishes, poinsettia pattern. $350 firm. Includes serving pieces Rockwell 704202-5022 Hall Tea Pots, a collection of 32. 3 pitchers and 4 coffee perculators, all in good condition. 704-431-4178

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

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

Computers & Software

Apply in Person:

Absolute Auction. Business Liquidation of Brown Orthopaedic Surgery Center. Office Furniture, Medical Equipment and Supply. Pro Gym Equipment. Feb 12, at 9am. 605 Attain Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC.www.ArkadiAAuction. com 910-297-5045NCALB# 7734

– Queen Bed w/headboard, footboard, chest of drawers & nightstand. Cherry, made by Dixie in USA. $375. Call 704-857-6274


Antiques & Collectibles

Women's 8½W black pumps $2, women's 8½M Timberland boots $45. 704-640-4373



Dell Laptop Computer, internet ready, wireless, Windows XP. $125. 980-205-0947

Men's 2 pack XXL shisrts, 2 pair, brand new $5 each. Computer desk $20. 704-640-4373

is cur rently accepting applications for t h e f o l l ow i n g f u l l - t i m e a n d par t-time additions to our staff:

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

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

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

Arts, Crafts & Hobbies


Carpet and Flooring

January 29, 2011, 9am, 326 N. Main St., China Grove NC, St. Marks Fellowship Hall. Tools, furniture, appliances, jewelry, laptops, books, DVD's, CD's, art

Furniture & Appliances

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

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

Pools and Supplies

MOORE'S Tree TrimmingTopping & Removing. Use Bucket Truck, 704-209-6254 Licensed, Insured & Bonded

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

Need privacy and speed? Ask about our “blind boxes”.

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

Proud of your company? Put your logo in the ad.

6B • WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011 Sporting Goods

Lost & Found

Misc For Sale

Misc For Sale

METAL: Angle, Channel, Pipe, Sheet & Plate Shear Fabrication & Welding FAB DESIGNS 2231 Old Wilkesboro Rd Open Mon-Fri 7-3:30 704-636-2349

Side roll out window for early years Mustang. $25. Please call 336-7512600 for more info.

Kids sparring gear, 2 helmets (1 with face mask), hand and foot pads. $45. 704-642-1827.

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

Want to Buy Merchandise

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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Stop Smoking Cigarettes No Patches, No Gum, No Pills With Hypnosis It's Easy! Also Weight Control. 704-933-1982

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

TV – 48” RCA, 92 model big screen, $100 obo; Child's 4 ft. air hockey table, $30. Please Call 704-202-1776 Wardrobe. Large 3x6 louver wooden clothes wardrobe. $300. Call 704-636-4251 Water Heater - New 40 gallon natural gas water heater. Paid $530 Sacrifice for $400 Rockwell 704-202-5022

Found dog. Male Collie, sable. Not neutered. Found on Ben Anderson Rd. Call 336-492-2528 Found Female Cat, Long Hair, Goodman Lake/Old Union Church Road Area - 704-636-8341 to identify

All cash vending route. Be your own boss! 25machines/candy all for $9,995. All major credit cards accepted. 1-877915-8222. Vend3. J.Y. Monk Real Estate School-Get licensed fast, Charlotte/Concord courses. $399 tuition fee. Free Brochure. 800-849-0932

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

Free Stuff

Safe. Sentry combination safe. 16” deep x 14” wide. Have all paper work. Very heavy. $150. 704-857-0093 Stand up Pax cattle feeders, on metal angle iron stands, $75 each. (3 available.) $50 (1 available) 704-633-5332

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

Found in Fulton Heights area, white and brown female Jack Russell or Rat Terrier. Call 704-6370229 between 8am-5pm Found Part Siamese cat with blue eyes in the Irish Creek Country Club area. Call 704-932-7188

Rowan Memorial Park in the Veteran Field of Honor two spaces. Section, $1,000 ea. 336-284-2656 Free Upright Piano. Needs tuning.You pick up. Leave message at 336-778-2279.


NORTH CAROLINA ENERGY OFFICE No. SOLICITATION 2011WXSSP AssisWeatherization tance Program; Pre-Qualification of Building Shell Weatherization Service Providers (RECOVERY ACT). This Invitation to submit applications under the Weatherization Assistance Program is issued by the North Carolina Energy Office. The Energy Office will evaluate each Application in order to create a list of approved subcontractors to perform weatherization work for the Weatherization Assistance Program. The Energy Office will provide this list to its 28 sub-grantees. Public, for-profit, and 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit entities that are licensed General Contractors in the State of North Carolina and able to provide the building shell weatherization services are eligible to apply. The Weatherization Assistance Program is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. A copy of the full solicitation can be found online at: wdocs/01-042011_NC_WAP_Shell_S olicitation.pdf. Questions concerning the request for proposals must be submitted to Yvonne Height at This solicitation has rolling deadlines, starting 2 p.m. Monday Jan. 31, 2011 and continuing monthly at 2 p.m. on the last business day of each month during 2011.

Homes for Sale

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

Lost & Found

$100 REWARD Lost dog. Black Labrador Retriever, neutered male. Approx. 2-3 years old. Please call 336-998-4253

Classifeds 704-797-4220

Contractor shall provide the following: Shall possess chemical and pesticide license u Shall possess $500,000 liability insurance and worker's compensation u Contractor shall not sub-contract work; work shall be done by contractor only u Shall mow, trim, edge, blow off, remove leaves, mulch, and provide weed control to specific areas in the Town. u

To obtain more detailed information regarding the specifications of the contract and a bidding package, please come by City Hall located at: 312 South Main Street Landis, NC 28088 704-857-2411

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

Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale


Genesis Realty 704-933-5000 Foreclosure Experts Salisbury

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

Alexander Place

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

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is now seeking bids for its mowing contract.

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

Music Sales & Service Piano. Antique, upright. Stool. Well kept. $500 obo. Please call 704-7548837 after 10am.

Found Female Lab Mix puppy in Statesville area. Will bring to someone who is interested in giving her a good home. 704-310-6671 8am-8pm

Monument & Cemetery Lots


Let us know! We will run your ad with a photo for 15 days in print and 30 days online. Cost is just $30.

Found 8-10 month old Blue Female Pit Bull, Long Ferry Rd, near 85. Please Call before 5pm 704-637-0227 and 980234-0316 after 5pm.

Watches – and scrap gold jewelry. 704-636-9277 or cell 704-239-9298

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Lost dog. Brown Labrador Retriever, female. 2 years old. Approx. 90 lbs. Please call 336-998-4253

Found dog. Ellis Park area. January 14. Gray. Call to identify. 704-2137270

Business Opportunities

Homes for Sale



Timber wanted - Pine or hardwood. 5 acres or more select or clear cut. Shaver Wood Products, Inc. Call 704-278-9291.

Test strips. 50 ct. Freestyle lite test strips. 7 boxes. $15 each. Exp. date 2012. 704-279-4947



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

New Listing

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

Convenient Location

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

Convenient Location

Rockwell, 3 BR, 2 BA. Cute brick home in quiet subdivision. Outbuilding, wooded lot, nice deck off back. Kitchen appliances stay. R51385 $129,900 B&R Realty Dale Yontz 704.202.3663

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

Timber Run Subdivision, 4 BR, 2.5 BA, granite countertops, wood floors, rec room, screened porch, deck. R51603 $349,900 Dale Yontz 704.202.3663 Salisbury

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

Sale or Lease

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

Great Location

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

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.


Motivated Seller

East Rowan

This is a sealed bidding process, and bids must be received no later than Friday, March 11th, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. Bids will be opened at that time.

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

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

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

Investment Property

Investment Property

China Grove Salisbury

Child Care Facility/Commercial Bldg.

Fulton Heights

Reduced Motivated Seller


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

New Home

Homes for Sale


A Must See

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

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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


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

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Did you know over 3 million people visited in the last 30 days?

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

Over 2 Acres

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

Rent With Option!

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 Salisbury

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

4 BR 2BA, like new Craftsman Style, huge front porch, renovated kitchen and bath, fresh paint. R51516 $124,900 Dale Yontz B&R Realty 704-202-3663

Land for Sale

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

Land for Sale

25 Acres Beautiful Land for Sale by Owner 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:


Awesome Location

Lake Property


3 BR, 2.5 BA, nice wood floors. Range, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer, dryer, gas logs, outbuilding. 1 yr home warranty. $1,500 carpet allowances. R49933A $195,500 B&R Realty Dale Yontz 704.202.3663 Salisbury. 2 or 3 bedroom Townhomes. For information, call Summit Developers, Inc. 704-797-0200

PRICE~QUALITY~LOCATION 2BR ~ 1.5 BA ~ Starting at $555

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Water, Sewage & Garbage included

704-637-5588 WITH 12 MONTH LEASE

2205 Woodleaf Rd., Salisbury, NC 28147 Located at Woodleaf Road & Holly Avenue


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

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


Lots for Sale

********************** Exit 86. 3.37 acres, almost completed 50' x100' bldg. $44K. 704-636-1477

Lots for Sale Western Rowan County

Beautiful year round creek, 3.06 acres. Buy now, build later, $47,900 owner fin. 704-563-8216

Lots for Sale

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

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

Manufactured Home Dealers

Manufactured Home Dealers

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

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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.

No. 60993 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Co-Administrators of the Estate of Jessica Lynn Livengood, 145 Harris Quarry 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 25th 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 18th day of January, 2011. Jessica Lynn Livengood, deceased, Rowan County File #2011E30, Jeffrey Livengood and Wendy Livengood, 145 Harris Quarry Road, Salisbury, NC 28146 Attorney, John T. Hudson, 122 N. Lee St., Salisbury, NC 28144

Government loans available. Call Now! 704-528-7960 3rd Creek Ch. Rd. 3BR, 2BA. DW. .71 acre. 1,700 sq. ft. FP, LR, den. $540 about. Fin. avail. 704-489-1158 American Homes of Rockwell Oldest Dealer in Rowan County. Best prices anywhere. 704-279-7997

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

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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

Real Estate Services B & R REALTY 704-633-2394

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

Single Section TradeIns needed. Top Dollar Paid. Please call 704-528-7960

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

Allen Tate Realtors

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

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Nell Stutts Lyerly, 2730 W. Innes Street, Salisbury NC 28144, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 25th 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 18th day of January, 2011. Nell Stutts Lyerly, deceased, Rowan County File #2011E31, Dinah W. Southard, 3244 Hunter Ridge Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732 Attorney, John T. Hudson, 122 N. Lee St., Salisbury, NC 28144

No. 60955 NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION for Kenneth P. Wilson a/k/a Ken Wilson, Colista L. Wilson, Terry Wilson STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION ROWAN COUNTY 10 cvs 2320 IN RE: Bank of North Carolina, Plaintiff, v. Kenneth P. Wilson a/k/a Ken Wilson, Colista L. Wilson, Moose Meadows, LLC, and Terry Wilson, Defendants. To: Kenneth P. Wilson a/k/a Ken Wilson, Colista L. Wilson and Terry Wilson, the above named defendant: Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above entitled action. The nature of the relief being sought is as follows: Judgment against Kenneth P. Wilson a/k/a Ken Wilson and Colista L. Wilson, jointly and severally, in the amount of $24,986.35 on a Cashline Agreement dated September 17, 2008, together with interest, cost, and attorney's fees; and Judgment against Moose Meadows, Inc., Kenneth Wilson, Colista Wilson and Terry Wilson, jointly and severally in the amount of $101,869.53 on a Note dated December 18, 2007, together with interest, cost and attorney's fees. You are required to make defense to such pleading not later than the 1st day of March, 2011, said date being 40 days from the first publication of this notice; and upon your failure to do so the party seeking service against you will apply to the court for the relief sought. This the 10th day of January, 2011. Roberson Haworth and Reese, P.L.L.C. Alan B. Powell, Attorney for Bank of North Carolina, NC State Bar No. 17555 P.O. Box 1550, High Point, NC 27261 (336) 889-8733 No. 60989 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 972 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Donald R. Basinger and Donna J. Basinger, husband and wife to LSI Lender's Service, Inc., Trustee(s), dated the 17th day of March, 2008, and recorded in Book 1117, Page 993, in Rowan County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rowan County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door in the City of Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 2:00 PM on February 9, 2011 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Rowan, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: The land referred to herein is situated in the State of NC, County of Rowan, City of Salisbury and described as follows: Beginning as a point in the center of the Rimer Road (State Road No. 2600) Ruby Cook's Northwestern corner in the center line of said road, said point being located North 83 deg. 52 min. 3 sec. West, approximately 390 feet from the intersection of said road with State Road No. 2561 and runs thence with Ruby Cook's Western line South 18 deg. 0 min. West 488.0 feet, passing iron pipe at 32.12 feet, to an existing iron pipe and the common corner of Ruby Cook and Clarence Basinger; thence with Clarence Basinger, South 71 deg. 14 min. 50 sec. West 170.49 feet to a stone; thence a new line North 7 deg. 11 min. 41 sec. East 549.40 feet to a point in the center line of the Rimer Road; thence with the center line of the Rimer Road, South 83 deg. 52 min. 3 sec. East 244.83 feet to the point of beginning, containing 2.31 acres. Being Tract 1 as shown upon the Map prepared for Walter G. Basinger dated 8-9-71 by Richard L. Shulenburger, Registered Surveyor. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 665 Rimer Road, Salisbury, North Carolina. Being the same parcel conveyed to Donald R. Basinger and Donna J. Basinger from Donald R. Basinger, by virtue of a Deed dated 6/12/2000, recorded 6/20/200, in Deed Book 883, Page 451, County of Rowan, State of North Carolina. Parcel ID Number: 421 058 Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS 45-21.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS." Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier's check (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. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This 13th day of January, 2011. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE BY: Attorney at Law, The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028, 4317 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311, Case No: 1042213


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

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

1, 2, & 3 BR Huge Apartments, very nice. $375 & up. 704-754-1480 2 BR, 1 BA, close to Salisbury High. Rent $425, dep. $400. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

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

AAA+ Apartments $425-$950/mo. Chambers Realty 704-637-1020 Airport Rd. area. 118-A Overbrook Rd. 2 story apt. $535/mo. Very nice. Daytime 704-637-0775 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

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 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 TDD Relay 9:00-12:00. 1-800-735-2962 Equal Housing Opportunity.

No. 60949

No. 60996

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having Qualified as Executor for the estate of David Monroe Fullam, 628 East Mills Dr., Landis, NC 28088, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporation having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 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. Jeremy Noel Rodgers, Executor of the estate of David Monroe Fullam, File #10E1258, 715 Margate Ave., Kannapolis, NC 28081 Attorney at Law, Richard D. Locklear, P.O. Box 56, Landis, NC 28088

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Carolina Burgin Brittain, 212 Chestnut Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 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. Carolina Burgin Brittain, deceased, Rowan County File #2011E69, Jennifer Rabon Sawyer, 917 Old Iron Ct., Greensboro, NC 27455 No. 60997

No. 60992 No. 60994

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

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Rebecca Jones Realty 610 E. Liberty St, China Grove 704-857-SELL Rowan Realty, Professional, Accountable, Personable . 704-633-1071

Daniel Almazan, Broker 704-202-0091

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KEY REAL ESTATE, INC. 1755 U.S. HWY 29. South China Grove, NC 28023 704-857-0539

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as the Administrator of the estate of Harold Francis Strickland, 1150 Wyatt Grove Church Rd., Gold Hill, NC 28071. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporation having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 28th day of April, 2011, or this will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 21st day of January, 2011. Lisa Strickland Kesler, Administrator of the estate of Harold Francis Strickland, File #11E55, 4635 Stokes Ferry Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146 Attorney at Law, Donald D. Sayers, PO Box 829, Salisbury, NC 28145-0829 No. 60995 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Grady Lee Steen, 241 Fisher Farm Court, 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 20th day of January, 2011. Chad L. Steen, Admn. For the estate of Grady Lee Steen, deceased, File 11E64, 241 Fisher Farm Court, China Grove, NC 28023 Attorney, John T. Hudson, 122 N. Lee St., Salisbury, NC 28144

No. 60990 NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION NORTH CAROLINA, ROWAN COUNTY Rowan County -Plaintiff Vs. UREY, KEITH 1170 Mount Moriah Church Rd, China Grove, NC (All heirs and devisees) Notice of service of process by publication begins: January 26, 2011 and February 2, 2011 The nature of the relief being sought is: Foreclosure sale to satisfy unpaid property taxes on properties described as follows: BEING Tax Map 130C Parcel 178, 1170 MT. MORIAH CHURCH RD. Lying about one mile Northeast of the Town of Landis and being Lot 11 as show o the plat of Lakewood Acres, recorded in Book 858 Page 818 in the Register of Deeds office, for Rowan County. Rowan County Tax Collector No. 60954 AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 362 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Curtis E. Lemonds and Melissa M. Lemonds to Noreen Slaalien, Trustee (s), dated the 26th day of August, 2005, and recorded in Book 1045, Page 131, in Rowan County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rowan County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door in the City of Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 2:00 PM on February 2, 2011 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the Township of China Grove, in the County of Rowan, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: LYING and being in China Grove Township, Rowan County, North Carolina, and being on the western side of Old Linn Road, and being part of the Tim Daugherty property, Deed Book 939 at Page 195, and adjoining Arthur Plyler, Deed Book 511 at Page 207, and Eddie Lee Shuffler, Deed Book 630 at Page 387, and being more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a new iron pin in the western right-of-way of Old Linn Road (said iron pin being North 78-26-05 West 31.05 feet from a set iron at the corner of Arthur Plyler and in the center of said road); thence with Plyler, North 78-26-05 West 404.63 feet to an iron pin in line of Shuffler; thence with Shuffler, South 3730-30 West 116.77 feet to a new iron pin; thence a new line, South 78-26-05 East 396.61 feet to a new iron pin in the western right-of-way of said road; thence with the western right-of-way of said road, North 26-31-11 East 108.68 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 0.928 acre, more or less, as surveyed by James T. West, R.L.S., dated April 16, 2002. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 885 Old Linn Road, China Grove, North Carolina. Subject to right-of-way of Old Linn Road. Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS 45-21.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that party must pay the excise tax, as well as the court costs of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS." Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier's check (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. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. 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. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This 6th day of January, 2011. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE BY: Attorney at Law, The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028, 4317 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311, Case No: 1006997

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Dorothy A. Maner, 1002 Colby Circle, 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. Thomas R. Maner, Executor of the estate of Dorothy A. Maner, File #11E74, 2751 Creekbed Ln., Charlotte, NC 28210

No. 60988 AMENDED NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY – 10-SP-522 - 102.0001130 UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Coyt M. Karriker, dated July 31, 2009 and recorded on August 3, 2009 in Book 1147 at Page 109 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rowan County, North Carolina; and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness secured thereby and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements contained therein and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will place for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at Rowan County Courthouse, in Salisbury, North Carolina, on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 1:00 PM that parcel of land, including improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the City of Mooresville, County of Rowan, State of North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being Tracts Nos. 1 and 2 as shown on the map of the Phillip M. Karriker and wife, Peggy B. Karriker property as prepared by Richard L. Shulenburger, Registered Surveyor, February 28, 1996, said map being recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rowan County, North Carolina, in Book of Maps at Page 2788, and being more fully described as follows: BEGINNING at a new pk nail located in the center line of Deal Road (SR 1353), this beginning point being the southeastern corner of the Grady E. Bost property (Deed Book 559, Page 225), and runs thence along the center line of Deal Road in seven courses as follows: (1) South 31-27-45 East 93.77 feet to a point; (2) South 34-16-01 West 112.38 feet to a point; (3) South 37-32-46 West 41.97 feet to a point; (4) South 39-39-36 West 53.25 feet to a point; (5) South 42-12-25 West 99.50 feet to a point; (6) South 44-11-21 West 88.10 feet to a point; (7) South 4510-56 West 31.01 feet to a pk nail; thence South 36-28-37 West, passing an iron stake, corner of M. E. Yost and William C. Waller at 412.10 feet, for a total distance of 678.32 feet to an existing iron; thence North 47-02-28 West, passing a pk nail in the center line of Deal Road at 138.79 feet, for a total distance of 563.77 feet to an existing iron; thence South 25-09-11 West 483.34 feet to an existing iron in the center line of Karriker Farms Road (SR 1354); thence along the center line of Karriker Farms Road in five courses as follows: (1) North 79-25-17 West 46.51 feet to a point; (2) North 84-17-08 West 78.13 feet to a point; (3) North 86-18-00 West 495.20 feet to a point; (4) North 86-02-50 West 356.51 feet to a point; (5) North 8559-13 West 19.64 feet to appoint in the center line of said road; thence along the line of Dale S. Karriker, North 2-14-32 West, passing a new iron stake at 30.18 feet, for a total distance of 903.9 feet, to a buggy axle, corner of Karriker in the line of Clarence E. Bost; thence with the lines of Clarence E. Bost as follows: North 8859-56 East 448.26 feet to an existing iron stake; (2) North 4-46-33 West 126.65 feet to a new iron pipe set in place of a dead red oak; (3) North 89-26-01 East 873.26 feet to an existing iron slake, corner of Lindsay F. Wood; thence with Wood's line, North 89-26-01 East 210.07 feet to an existing stone, corner of Wood and Grady H. Wood; thence along the line of Grady; H. Wood and along Wood Ridge Drive South 82-30-05 East 262.07 feet to an existing iron stake; thence continuing along Wood's line. South 82-29-31 East 53.47 feet to an existing iron stake, corner of Clarence E. Bost; thence along Bust's line South 82-29-33 East 248.09 feet to an existing iron stake, corner of Grady E. Bost; thence continuing along Grady E. Bost's line, South 80-44-33 East 275.42 feet to a pk nail in the center of Deal Road, the point of beginning, containing 44.913 acres. Less and except the following tract: BEGINNING at in existing iron in the center line of Karriker Farms Road, said existing iron being located the following courses and distances from a PK nail located in the center of the intersection of Deal Road and Karriker Farms Road: (1) North 52 deg. 57 min. 01 sec. West 86.7 feet to a point, (2) North 63 deg. 16 min. 39 sec. West 78.56 feet to a point and (3) North 71 deg. 13 min. 50 sec. West 69.64 feet to said point of beginning, and runs thence three lines with the center of Karriker Farms Road as follows: (1)North 70 deg. 25 min. 17 sec. West 46.51 feet to a point, (2) North 84 deg. 17 min. 08 sec. West 78.13 feet to a point, and (3) North 86 deg. 18 min. 00 sec. West 130.61 feet to a point, a new corner to Coyt M. Karriker; thence a line with Coyt M. Karriker North 4 deg. 19 min. 47 sec. West 661.11 feet to a new iron, said line passing a new iron at 30.30 feet; thence two new lines with Coyt Karriker as follows: (1) North 82 deg. 10 min. 46 sec. East 215.05 feet to a new iron, and (2) South 47 deg. 02 min. 28 sec. East 404.59 feet to an existing iron, corner to Phillip M. Karriker, thence a line with Phillip M. Karriker South 25 deg. 09 min. 11 sec. West 483.34 feet to an existing iron, the point of BEGINNING, containing 5.802 acres as shown upon the property survey for Coyt Karriker dated May 16, 1997 by Shulenburger Surveying Company. Address of property: 880 Deal Road, Mooresville, NC 28115 Present Record Owner:

Coyt M. Karriker

The terms of the sale are that the real property hereinbefore described will be sold for cash to the highest bidder. The Substitute Trustee reserves the right to require a cash deposit or a certified check not to exceed the greater of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00). In the event that the Holder is exempt from paying the same, the successful bidder may also be required to pay revenue stamps on the Trustee's Deed, any Land Transfer Tax, and the tax required by N.C.G.S. 7A-308(a)(1). The real property hereinabove described is being offered for sale "AS IS, WHERE IS" and will be sold subject to all superior liens, unpaid taxes, and special assessments. Other conditions will be announced at the sale. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required. If the Trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the Trustee(s). If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the Trustee(s), in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential With Less Than 15 Rental Units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. This the 4th day of January, 2011. David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee P.O. Box 19972, Charlotte, NC 28219 (704) 619-6551 -

8B • WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011 Apartments


China Grove. 2BR, 2BA. All electric. Clean & safe. No pets. $575/month + deposit. 704-202-0605


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

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

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

Fleming Heights Apartments 55 & older 704-636-5655 Mon.-Fri. 2pm-5pm. Call for more Equal information. Housing Opportunity. TDD Sect. 8 vouchers accepted. 800-735-2962

Duplexes & Apts, Rockwell$500-$600. TWO Bedrooms Marie Leonard-Hartsell Wallace Realty 704-239-3096

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

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

Kannapolis - 1 BR. $430 per month + $400 References deposit. required. 704-933-3330 or 704-939-6915

Colonial Village Apts.

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

Duplex for Rent

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

Faith, 2 BR, 1 BA duplex. Has refrigerator & stove. No pets. $450/rent + $400/dep. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

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


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

Moreland Pk area. 2BR all appliances furnished. $495-$595/mo. negotiable. Deposit 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

Salisbury, minutes from Salisbury Mall. 1BR, 1BA. Furnished. $125/week. Exchange partial rent for light housekeeping. 704437-1425 after 5pm.

Salisbury. Free Rent, Free Water, New All Elec. Heat/air, on bus route. $495. 704-239-0691

Near Va. 2BR, 1BA. $550/mo. Includes water. Security, application. 704-239-4883 Broker North Rowan. 1-2BR apt with all appliances. Central heat & air. $450/mo. + dep. 704-603-4199 Lv. msg.

Spencer. 2BR, 1½BA townhouse. Appls., W/D connection. $400/mo w/deposit. Refs required. 704-754-6248

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

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

Salisbury – 2 BR duplex in excellent cond., w/ appl. $560/mo. + dep. Ryburn Rentals 704-637-0601 Salisbury

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Cats Cat, beautiful male lap cat. Very sweet, test neg, shots, no dogs or kids, neutered. 704-636-0619 Cat, neutered, fluffy white male cat. Needs good indoor home. Call 704630-6972 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



Free black Lab puppy. about 8-10 weeks old. \Vvery loving. Call 704431-9439 before 8:00PM

Free puppies. Black Labrador Retriever & Pit Bull mix. 704-279-3533

Free Dog. Large brown dog, free to good home. If interested call Nina at 704-754-3873.

Got puppies or kittens for sale?

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Blue Pit Bulls, 4 females, 2 males. 6 weeks old. Have had 1st Parvo shots & deworming. Please call Jonathan at 704-4386288 CKC puppies. Pomeranians, 9 wks. $200. Blue male Chihuahua. 4½ mo. $150. Cash. 704-633-5344


YORKIE Gold color Yorkie, small dog. Call Pat, 704-2263835 moving out of town asking $300. Salisbury


Faith/Carson district. 3BR / 2BA, no smoking, no pets. $650/mo + dep + refs. 704-279-8428

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

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

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

China Grove. 158 3rd Ave. 3BR, 2BA. Gas heat/AC. No pets. $650/mo. & $650 deposit. 704-857-3347

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

China Grove. 2-3BR / 1BA, nice & cozy, easy I-85 access, $600/mo + dep. 704-857-7699

Long Ferry Rd. 2BR, 1½BA. Newly renovated w/privacy fence. $650/mo + deposit. 704-202-1913

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N. Church St. 2BR/1BA home. Stove & refrigerator, fireplace. All electric. $450/mo. 704-633-6035

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

3 BR, 1 BA, has refrigerator, stove & big yard. No pets. $625/rent + $600/dep. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

E. Rowan, 3BR/2BA, deck, all electric, no pets. $750/mo + $750 dep. Sect. 8 OK. Credit check. 704-293-0168.

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

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

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.

Fulton St. 3 BR, 1 ½ BA. Refrigerator, stove furnished. Rent $725, Dep., $700. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

N. Rowan area. 4BR / 1BA, appls., W/D hookup, central H/A. $550/mo + dep. 704-637-9596 Old Concord Rd., 3 BR, 1 BA, has refrigerator, stove & big yard. No $550/rent + pets. $500/dep. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 Rockwell – 3 BR, 2 BA with appliances. $775/mo. + Dep. Ryburn Rentals 704-637-0601 Sali. 4 BR, 1½ BA $800 all elec., brick, E. Spen. Apt. 2 BR, 1 BA, $425. Carolina-Piedmont Properties 704-248-2520 Salis., 3BR/1BA Duplex. Elec., appls, hookups. By Headstart. $500 & ½ MO FREE! No pets. 704-636-3307

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

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

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Supplies and Services Toy Poodle, AKC, Apricot, male, born Nov. 10, lst shots, tail docked. $400. 704-278-1946

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Free dog. Full blooded minature beagle, male, 5 months old. If interested call 980-234-8875 or 980-234-6721

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Other Pets

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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.

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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

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

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Puppies. Rat Terriers, full blooded. Ready to go to a loving home. 1st shots, born Nov. 16, parents on site and are also for sale. two One male $75, females $100. 704-4336108 or 704-433-6052


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

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Free Dog. Red Heeler, 3 yrs old, full blooded, female, shots up to date. 704-636-4602

Free kitten, 4 months old, long haired, black tabby male. Sweet, good natured. Needs good home. 704-933-9708

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

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

Free dog. One 1½ year old female and one 2 yr old male Rottweiler not aggressive to a good home. 704-638-9498

FREE Puppies. Jack Russell/Terrier Mix. Available Feb. 6th. 4 boys, 2 girls. Call 704-640-9274 after 6 p.m.



Rabies Clinic Saturday, February 12, 8am12noon. $10 per vaccine. Follow us on Face Book Animal Care Center of Salisbury. 704-637-0227

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Happy Birthday Danielle & Lesley! Love you both to pieces!! Lisa

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SALISBURY POST Houses for Rent Salisbury

Great Convenient Location!

Office and Commercial Rental

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

Manufactured Home for Rent

Camp Rd, 2BR, 1BA. Appls, water, sewer, trash incl. Pet OK. $475/mo. + $475 dep. 704-279-7463 Carson H.S. Area–2 BR, 1 BA. $400/mo. 3 BR, 2 BA, $485/mo. + dep. NO PETS! 704-239-2833

East Rowan. 2BR. trash and lawn service included. No pets. $450 month. 704-433-1255 Ellis Park. 3BR/2BA. Appls., water, sewer, incl'd. $525/mo. + $525 deposit. Pet OK. 704-279-7463

Spencer, 3/4 BR, 2 BA, brick, quiet street, basement, elect., Section 8 ok. $695/mo 704-239-1292

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

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

Granite Quarry. Super nice. No smoking. No pets. Roommate friendly. Call for info. 704-279-2948

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

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

Office and Commercial Rental

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

1st Month Free Rent!

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

Body Shop Concord area, across Body from hospital. shop/detail shop. Great location. Frame rack, paint booth, turn key ready. 704-622-0889 China Grove. 1200 sq ft. $800/mo + deposit. Call 704-855-2100 Furnished Key Man Office Suites - $250-350. Jake & 150. Util & internet incl. 704-721-6831 Granite Quarry - Start the New Year Right! Only two units left! Move in by 1/31/11 and pay no rent until 4/1/11. Comm. Metal Bldg. perfect for hobbyist or contractor. Call for details 704-232-3333 Numerous Commercial and office rentals to suit your needs. Ranging from 500 to 5,000 sq. ft. Call Victor Wallace at Wallace Realty, 704-636-2021 Office Building with 3 office suites; small office in office complex avail.; 5,000 sq.ft. warehouse w/loading docks & small office. Call Bradshaw Real Estate 704-633-9011

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

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

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

Dodge Neon SXT, 2005. Automatic, power package, excellent gas saver. Call Steve at 704-603-4255

Financing Available!

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

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

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

Rooms for Rent MILLER HOTEL Rooms for Rent Weekly $110 & up 704-855-2100 Salis./China Grove area, whole house use included. $100/wk + dep. Utilities pd. Call Marty 704-496-1050.

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

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

Transportation Dealerships

Tim Marburger Dodge 287 Concord Pkwy N. Concord, NC 28027 704-792-9700 Tim Marburger Honda 1309 N First St. (Hwy 52) Albemarle NC 704-983-4107

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

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

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

We Do Taxes!! Over 150 vehicles in Stock! More Details = Faster Sales!

Transportation Financing

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.

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

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

Collector Cars

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

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

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

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

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

Over 150 vehicles in Stock! Rentals & Leasing

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

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

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

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


Open Sundays 12pm-5pm

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

Over 150 vehicles in Stock! Scion xA Base Hatchback, 2006. Silver streak mica exterior w/ dark charcoal interior. Stock # F10460A. $11,759. 1-800-542-9758

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


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

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

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

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

Weekly Special Only $17,995

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

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

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

Service & Parts

Authorized EZGO 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

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




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

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

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

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

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, navigation, alloy rims, Ready for that special buyer! 704-603-4255

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Toyota Highlander SUV, 2006. Hybrid Millennium silver metallic exterior w/ash interior. Stock #T11108A. $16,459. 1-800-542-9758

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

Open Sundays 12pm-5pm Rentals & Leasing

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

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Over 150 vehicles in Stock!

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

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

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

We Do Taxes!!

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

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

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

Call Steve today! 704-603-4255

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

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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


Ford, Focus SE 2000. Hunter green. Four door. Very clean. Great gas mileage. New tires, new CD player. Automatic. $4,800 obo. Please call 704-798-4375

Trucks, SUVs & Vans


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

Salisbury. Six individual offices, new central heat/air, heavily insulated for energy efficiency, fully carpeted (to be installed) except stone at entrance. Conference room, employee break room, tile bathroom, and nice, large reception area. Perfect location near the Court House and County Building. Want to lease but will sell. Perfect for dual occupancy. By appointment only. 704-636-1850


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

Weekly rooms from $150. Pool/HBO/wi-fi/phone. Micro/fridge/breakfast. Exit 63, off I-85. 704-933-5080


Kia Spectra EX Sedan, 2009. Champagne gold exterior w/beige interior. Stock #P7568. $9,359. 1-800-542-9758

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

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

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

Transportation Dealerships CLONINGER FORD, INC. “Try us before you buy.” 511 Jake Alexander Blvd. 704-633-9321

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

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

S. Main St. Level access. Utilities paid. Private entrance. High traffic count. Please call 704-638-0108

Office Space

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

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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


East Area. 2BR, water, trash. Limit 2. Dep. req. No pets. Call 704-6367531 or 704-202-4991

Faith area. 2BR, 1BA. A/C, appliances, water/ sewer, quiet. No pets. $375-$450/mo. + deposit. 704-279-2939

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

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


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

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

Salisbury, Kent Executive Park office suites, $100 & up. Utilities paid. Conference room, internet access, break room, ample parking. 704-202-5879


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

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



Engines. Two 24 HP Onan Engines, one locked up, one minor repair. $200 for both. 704-279-5765 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

Toyota, 2007-2008, Camry hood & front bumper. OEM. Like new. $125 for both or $75 each. 704-960-2735

Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer SUV, 2006. Black clearcoat exterior w/medium parchment interior. Stock #F11093A. $17,759. 1-800-542-9758

We Do Taxes!! Over 150 vehicles in Stock!




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Wednesday, Jan. 26 Because you’ll be far more enterprising and fearless than usual, the next year is likely to be an exciting one. Even though your efforts will bear fruit, don’t let impulsive boldness exceed your common sense. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — If your way of doing something conflicts with that of a co-worker’s, both parties must be prepared to make some adjustments. Problems will result if you are unyielding or too stubborn. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Keep your opinions to yourself regarding problems or decisions that don’t directly involve you, even if it does affect a friend who won’t fight back. You could make things worse. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Someone who is jealous of you, but who doesn’t operate openly, might attempt to put some obstacles on your path. However, because you’re up to his/her shenanigans, they won’t affect you. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Take care that you don’t ignore your better judgment and yield to the wishes of a clever manipulator. If you are on guard, this person’s tactics will prove fruitless. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Don’t take merchandise or equipment that needs repair back to the place that did a lousy job previously, even if you originally bought it from them. Find someplace new. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Complications will result if you are far too possessive of someone with whom you’re emotionally involved. This type of action always ends up in causing the person to flee. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Strive to appreciate your mate’s point of view, especially if it involves a family issue. If you can’t meet him/her halfway, it will encourage conditions for lingering warfare. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Do not partake in gossip pertaining to someone who isn’t present to defend him/herself. Anything negative you say will be repeated to the object of your attention. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Avoid all types of risky enterprises, especially those that are of a financial nature. Lust for action could override your common sense and objectivity, causing you to make a poor choice. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Courtesy and rationality are both essential requirements for dealing with people. When it comes to your involvements with others, treat everyone with the respect you want from them. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Don’t seethe in silence if an arrogant person directs some derogatory remarks at you. Let this person know up front that you’re not a candidate for putdowns. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — If you and a close friend find yourselves in a conflicting position regarding an issue about which you both feel strongly, don’t let it get out of hand. Agree to disagree. Know where to look for romance and you’ll find it. The Astro-Graph Matchmaker instantly reveals which signs are romantically perfect for you. Mail $3 to Astro-Graph, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092-0167. United FeatUre Syndicate

Today’s celebrity birthdays Actor Scott Glenn is 72. Singer Jean Knight is 68. Actor David Strathairn is 62. Singer Lucinda Williams is 58. Guitarist Eddie Van Halen is 56. Percussionist Norman Hassan of UB40 is 53. Comedian Ellen DeGeneres is 53. Guitarist Andrew Ridgeley (Wham!) is 48. Singer Jazzie B. of Soul II Soul is 48. Actor Paul Johansson (“One Tree Hill”) is 47. Gospel singer Kirk Franklin is 41. Drummer Chris Hesse of Hoobastank is 37. Guitarist Michael Martin of Marshall Dyllon is 28.

Are there health benefits from water ionizers? Dear Dr. Gott: Please do some research on a company named Enagic. They are the premier manufacturer of Kangen water ionizers. I have been using this water for three years, lost 40 pounds, run faster and longer than I did at age 25, got off Plavix and simvastatin, and am DR. PETER now trying to reduce my diGOTT abetic numbers. I think the fact that I can drink way more water is an important thing, but the antioxidant value and the high-

er alkaline helps the body undo many health issues associated with acidosis. I am not a quack. I was CEO of a financial institution for 27 years, and nowhere in this career did anyone mention how important alkaline is. So far, my weight loss and the 10 miles of running I do have not produced many results. I’m looking at a genetic test to see what might work for my genetic makeup. Your comments? Dear Reader: I don’t in any way doubt your intelligence regarding water, nor would I have a negative statement for the CEO of a financial institution or anyone else, for that matter. However, you asked me to do some re-

search, so I did. According to Multi Level Marketing, an Enagic water ionizer costs about $4,000. A comparable unit can be purchased from other companies at a substantially lower price. None of the companies is backed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A water filter with some simple natural additions to the water will provide the same benefits at a more potent level for far less money. Kangen water is alkaline, ionized water. The unit contains a filter and ionizing chamber similar to all others. The quality of Kangen or alkaline water is measured by how acidic or alkaline water becomes (pH) and

by how much ionization occurs. There is much debate over whether ionized water provides genuine health benefits. Enagic distributes water ionizers via network marketing, meaning that people who use the product can receive commissions and generate income. There are some reports detailing the benefits for intestinal and digestive issues, but some Enagic distributors claim sensational results. Have your water tested by a reputable firm. Determine whether it is potable. Visit your family physician for a complete examination and for laboratory testing to determine whether you are at risk for diabetes, hyperc-

holesterolemia, anemia, thyroid disorders or other health concerns. Your 40-pound weight loss and elimination of both medications (perhaps through a program of exercise) speak well in terms of you taking care of your body. You are certainly doing something right, and if you believe a Kangen water ionizer has played a role, then stay the course. There’s

no sense in rocking the boat. Dr. Peter H. Gott is a retired physician and the author of several books, including “Live Longer, Live Better,” “Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar Diet” and “Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar Cookbook,” which are available at most bookstores or online. His website is United FeatUre Syndicate

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Let’s go straight to the nub of today’s deal. South is in four spades. West leads the club two. How should East plan the defense? On Monday I pointed out (again) that when third hand plays high, he tables the bottom of his equivalently high cards. He does not do that when he holds ace-king-doubleton. Then he wins the first trick with the ace and cashes the king, showing his doubleton. He might also win with the ace first in this situation.

First, though, a comment on the auction. South was right to rebid his good sixcard suit, not to raise clubs with four low cards. How should East read his partner’s lead? Assuming it isn’t a falsecard (which is rarely a good idea), a twolead is either low from a suit headed by at least one honor, or a singleton. Here, East knows West does not have a club honor, so should assume a singleton (despite the bidding). However, if East wins with his king, cashes the ace, and leads the six as a suit-preference signal for

hearts (the higher-ranking of the other two side suits), West will not be sure whether the six is high or low. Suppose South does not play his eight. West might think East began with A-K8-6. To help West, East should win the first trick with his ace, cash the king, then lead the six. West should take the ace-before-the-king sequence as a suit-preference signal for hearts. Note that if West shifts to a diamond at trick four, South gets home, his heart losers disappearing on dummy’s two diamond honors.


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PITTSBURGH — Coach Mike Tomlin still is only 38 years old, still hasn’t played a down of NFL football, and still has only one year as a coordinator on his resume. But after his Pittsburgh Steelers secured their second Super Bowl appearance in his four seasons as coach, the last thing Tomlin has to worry about is whether he’s gained the respect of his players ... past or present. “I think a lot of guys,” Pittsburgh defensive tackle Chris Hoke said, “would love to come play for coach Tomlin.” Former Steelers cornerback Deshea Townsend concurs. And he should know. He played for both Bill Cowher and Tomlin, and was a key member of that Pittsburgh transition phase. “He had to put his identity on the team. He had to do things he felt would make us better, and he had to do his own way,” Townsend said of Tomlin. “He was coming in for an established coach, one that guys respected. So, not only was he the new guy, he was the new guy for a guy who had been there a long time.” Whatever he did, it worked. After all, he’s already a Super Bowl champion, and is on the cusp of joining an exclusive club of twotime winning coaches — before his 40th birthday, no less. Maybe that’s why Tomlin appears to be as beloved by his players as any other NFL coach. “It was a different feel to have a young guy, this coordinator from Minnesota who came up through the ranks pretty quickly coming in here,” Townsend said. “Before he had spoken to us, there was this type of unknown of how it was going to be. “But all that disappeared when he came on. When he first got there, he was so wellreceived, and the way he addressed us as men, guys

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pittsburgh coach Mike tomlin will attempt to win his second super Bowl next sunday against Green Bay. gained an instant respect for their new coach.” The rest is history. In four seasons, the Steelers — who will meet the Packers in the Super Bowl on Feb. 6 — have made the playoffs three times, won three AFC North titles and have secured two berths in the Super Bowl. Their worst season under Tomlin? 9-7. Not bad. “Coach Tomlin took over the team right away,” said Hoke, a 10-year veteran with Pittsburgh. “He put his im-

print on this team when he first got here — two different teams, two different personalities, two different coaching styles. They both do great. I was very close to Coach Cowher. I think Coach Tomlin is a great coach. I’m close to him. Two different styles, but two different ways of winning and they both win.” Townsend knows that all too well. He, like so many other teammates, developed a strong relationship with Cowher over nine seasons

and was part of a veteran core that wasn’t used to change. This was Pittsburgh, after all, the one NFL team that doesn’t have much fluctuation in the coaching department. And initially — while the aforementioned respect was there to an extent — there was a hint of skepticism among some of the players with “the new guy.” Tomlin was much harder on his players than Cowher was, so that became a sticking point. During his first training camp in 2007, in fact, the Steelers were in pads and hitting more often, running more, being forced to finish plays with more vigor during early fundamental drills. “We were doing things that we weren’t used to doing,” Townsend said, “and that led to some complaining about how we were practicing and some of the stuff that was going on during practice.” They eventually put it all together enough to start out 9-3. But they stumbled down the stretch, going 1-4 including a 31-29 home wild-card playoff loss to Jacksonville. To date, that is Tomlin’s lone postseason defeat. After that first season, though, Tomlin became kinder and gentler. He pulled back the reins in training camp. And he often gives veteran players weekly days off from practice during the season. “The great thing about Coach Tomlin is he learned us very quickly,” said Townsend, now a talk show host in Pittsburgh. “Once he saw how hard we worked at everything else, he knew to back off in some of the other areas. That’s a great trait for a young coach. Some coaches aren’t willing to listen to their players. “He was willing to adjust to us, but also keep his own spin on it.” He’s spinning it all the way to Dallas.

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The golf roundup ... SAN DIEGO — Rory McIlroy won’t be at The Players Championship this year, making his intentions known in Twitter banter with Lee Westwood, who said last week he wouldn’t be going to golf’s richest tournament, either. “I’ve decided no holes at sawgrass is better than my usual 36!” McIlroy tweeted, referring to his missed cut last year. It appeared to be another slap at the PGA Tour from two European players who have decided not to take U.S. cards. Westwood said it would not make travel sense for him to go to The Players Championship without being able to play the week before in Quail Hollow because he is limited to 10 events on the PGA Tour. McIlroy hinted two months ago he might skip The Players, mainly because he doesn’t feel he plays well on the TPC Sawgrass. PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said he was disappointed, but not troubled by the decisions. “I feel we’ll have an excellent field again,” Finchem said Tuesday. “It’s a premier tournament on a great golf course with a great pedigree of champions, the highest purse of the year. We’ll have a fantastic tournament. My only message to those guys is, you’re always welcome, and we’d love to have you back.” There have been some suggestions in recent weeks that all tours should abandon policies that restrict how often players can compete if they are among the top 10 or even top 50 in the world. Finchem sees no need for a change, and he doesn’t feel the PGA Tour is hurt by European players — Westwood, McIlroy and PGA champion Martin Kaymer are the most visible — who don’t join the U.S. tour. SINKING SINGH The biggest news from the latest Official World Golf Ranking might have been found far from the top. Vijay Singh slipped to No. 105 in the world, the first time in more than 21 years the Fijian has not been in the top 100. To last that long among the top 100 is an astounding testament to consistency and longevity. Singh was No. 102 in the world on Nov. 12, 1989, just a few days after the Berlin Wall began coming down. He was a 26-year-old rookie on the European Tour. Rickie Fowler had just celebrated his first birthday. Singh, who turns 48 next month, has not won since the Deutsche Bank Championship in 2008 that carried him to the FedEx Cup. “I’m just going to take it one tournament at a time and try to get better each week,” Singh told the Honolulu StarAdvertiser at the Sony Open, where he tied for 57th. “At this point in my career, it’s all I can do.” LEFTY AND OLLIE Phil Mickelson is not alone in his praise for Jose Maria Olazabal, the two-time Masters champion who was selected as Europe’s next Ryder Cup captain. Asked to explain what he meant by calling the Spaniard a “class act,” Mickelson shared a story. They were part of a five-man playoff at the former BellSouth Classic outside Atlanta in 2005, but only because Olazabal missed a short birdie putt on the final hole in regulation. On the first extra hole, Olazabal had a 4-foot birdie putt to win, and he missed again.

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WEATHER UNDERGROUND’S NATIONAL WEATHER Another major storm will move up the eastern seaboard on Wednesday, threatening the Northeast with another dumping of snow. This storm will be far enough away from the coast that the main areas of precipitation will be only along the New England coast. Unfortunately, the areas that will receive the precipitation will receive a tremendous amount of snow. Well over 6 inches of snow is expected along the New England coast that will combine with strong winds that will blow the newly fallen snow. This will create possible blizzard conditions, especially after the storm has passed. In addition, cold flow from Canada will flow over Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, producing another round of lake effect snow mainly in western New York. The rest of the country will remain mostly dry, including the West where a long-standing high pressure system will continue to provide unseasonally warm and dry weather. This may turn out to be bad news for parts of the West that will need high elevation snowpack for their yearly water supplies. The Northeast will rise into the 10s, 20s, 30s, while the Southeast will see temperatures in the 40s and 50s. The Northern Plains will rise into the 20s and 30s, while the Northwest will see temperatures in the 30s, 40s, and 50s.

Shaun Tanner Wunderground Meteorologist

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