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No details offered as investigation continues into improper conduct BY EMILY FORD


Gov. Bev Perdue told reporters and transportation officials Thursday that a contract for phase two of the I-85 Corridor Improvement Project has been awarded and construction will begin soon.

Perdue says cost for second phase of I-85 project half what was originally projected BY KARISSA MINN

The second phase of the Interstate 85 Corridor Improvement Project will cost half what the state thought it would and finish five months sooner, Gov. Beverly Perdue announced Thursday. The N.C. Department of Transportation awarded a $65.5 million contract Wednesday after originally estimating the construction would cost $120 million-

$130 million. “I’ve been involved in a lot of big road projects in the last decade, but I have never, ever seen a project come in at half the cost,” Perdue said Thursday, standing at the work site for the new Yadkin River bridges. “That’s super news, not just for the people in this area, but for the people of North Carolina.” The project is the first to be funded through the new N.C. Mobility Fund developed by Perdue to pay for regional

transportation needs. Now, Perdue said, some of the money that would have paid for this project can be used to fund others across the state. Phase two will widen 3.8 miles of I85 from four lanes to eight lanes in Davidson County. It also will reconstruct the interchange of I-85 at Belmont Road.

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Two Salisbury firefighters are no longer employed with the department and another has been suspended in connection with an investigation into improper conduct. City officials on Thursday would not discuss the nature of the ongoing investigation, but the mother of firefighter Courtney Brown said her daughter felt she was sexually harassed by other firefighters for two years. A city official said Brown and Capt. Baxter “Buddy” Miller are no longer employed with the Salisbury Fire Departand ment firefighter Castleman “ C h e t ” Hedrick has MILLER susbeen pended without pay. On Jan. 17 and 18, the city placed Miller and Hedrick on paid administrative leave while considering possible disciplinary action, according to Zach Kyle, the city’s director of human resources. Thursday night, Kyle said Miller is no longer employed with the department but would not say if Miller resigned or was fired. State law requires the city to provide the date and type of an employee’s separation.


Fire Control Specialist I Courtney Brown takes part in a training exercise in October. When an employee is fired, a new public records law that went into effect in October requires the city to provide a written notice explaining the reasons for dismissal. On Tuesday, Hedrick’s job status was moved from administraHEDRICK tive leave to suspension without pay for misconduct, Kyle said. Kyle would not say how long the suspension will last. Hedrick did not return a

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Glass from 100th winery joining collection BY SHAVONNE POTTS

Gov. Bev Perdue has a collection of wine glasses from across North Carolina. Now she will add one from Cauble Creek Vineyard, which she recognized Thursday as the 100th winery in the state. The governor joined winemakers and growers, local dignitaries and representatives from several state wine publications in Rowan County. Cauble Creek owners William “Biff” Yost, his wife Anita and their son Alex basked in the event. “It’s very exciting,” Anita said. At first the family didn’t

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quite understand the impact or the honor of being named 100th winery in the state. “This is a big day for an emerging industry in North Carolina. It’s something people didn’t think about 50 years ago,” Perdue told those gathered. North Carolina ranks in the top five state destinations for wine and culinary tourism in the United States. “Who could’ve thought,” Perdue said. Many North Carolina farmers are rethinking how they use their land and have chosen to plant and harvest



Gov. Bev Perdue shares a laugh with Biff and Anita Yost, See WINERY, 7A owners of Cauble Creek Vineyard, during a visit Thursday.

A 35-year-old man is in stable condition at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center after a collision early Thursday morning on the Exit 81 ramp at Interstate 85. The driver of a Ford Windstar van, Michael Scott Butler, of Leonard Road in Salisbury, has a serious head injury, N.C. Trooper K.G. Barringer said, and was intoxicated when his van collided with

a tractor-trailer that was parked on the right shoulder of the ramp, about five feet from the line. Barringer said the tractortrailer was not running, but lights were on inside, and the driver was winding down for the night when the crash happened. Barringer found no skid marks on the road, so it was hard to determine how fast Butler was driving, and if he


One of McDonald’s finest manages in Rockwell BY MARK WINEKA


Sissy Cooper, center, celebrates being named a Ray Kroc award winner for McDonald’s with her husband Bobby, right, and Rockwell owner-operator Bill Austin, left.

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ROCKWELL — Sissy Cooper was in a crisis mode. Not long after getting off her shift as store manager at the Rockwell McDonald’s, Cooper received a panicked call from fellow employee Martha Miller. Get back to the restaurant quickly, Miller said. The McDonald’s field service manager was in the restaurant, and he wasn’t happy, Miller told her. “I thought I was in so much trouble,” Cooper said. “... I was shaking.” But Miller’s call was only a ruse. While Cooper was gone, staff members decorated the McDonald’s and made room for

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friends and family to surprise Cooper with the news that she had won the restaurant chain’s prestigious Ray Kroc Award for store managers. She’s part of an elite group. Only 1 percent of the McDonald’s managers in the country earn the Ray Kroc Award each year. In the Raleigh region of 736 stores, she is one of seven recipients. Named for the late founder of McDonald’s, the award comes with a $2,500 check, trophy, pin and a trip to Chicago for a banquet and a chance to share some of her front-line experiences with top management officials in the company. Cooper could hardly speak after she entered the restaurant Thursday afternoon to the applause and cheers.

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“She’s figured it out by now,” husband Bobby Cooper said, moving toward her for a hug. “You’ve won the Ray Kroc Award, dear.” Bobby Cooper is a longtime area supervisor for McDonald’s. The couple have been married for 10 years. “I’m in shock,” Sissy said. A friend walked up, removed Cooper’s McDonald’s cap and placed a tiara on her head. Bill Austin, owner-operator of the Rockwell McDonald’s, nominated Cooper for the Kroc Award, which measures both store performance and community involvement. He said Cooper, who has been the

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Piedmont Players’ ‘Three Musketeers’ save the day They always arrive in time to save the day — with one exception. The play has many secondary characters that are important to the action, such as Queen Anne’s lady-in-waiting Constance, sweetly played by McKenna Bernhardt. No wonder D’Artagnan falls for her. Queen Anne, who, unfortunately becomes part of the plan to destroy the king, is played by Emily Bartsch, very pretty and not a fool, like her husband, Louis XIII. And then there’s Louis, played with a twitter and a twinkle and a giggle by Bill Greene, who always drew laughs on opening night. But for pure wickedness, there’s no one like Cardinal Richelieu, played with an evil flair by Piedmont veteran Shawn Van Wallendael. He all but twirls his mustache as he plots and plans, pitting his guards against the Musketeers. His chief guard, Rochefort, played by Jacob Brayton with a bit of nuance, is despicable, but redeemable. And if you like your wickedness with a pretty face, there’s the reprehensible Milady de Winter. Katie Haeuser plays her with style, evil practically dripping from her fingertips. Plot note: Be sure to listen to Athos’s story of lost love to understand how Milady fits in to all of this. The plot, much simplified from the book is this: The king is a fool, the cardinal wants to rule France, the Musketeers defend the king mostly because they feel loyal to the queen. Richelieu will do anything to get his way, constantly launching attacks on the Musketeers, digging for revealing secrets about the queen (she has a lover, the Duke of Buckingham, played by Nathan Prater). Those who protect and defend the good queen are in constant danger. When Richelieu launches a plan that will leave her in disgrace, the boys jump into action. Before all this, of course, D’Artagnan, ac-

Step back into the 17th century for the evening and buckle your swash. “The Three Musketeers” are dueling and making France safe again in Piedmont Players’ latest production. With some rich costumes, good swordplay and charming characters, the play is entertainment for all ages — and, at just over 2 hours, including intermission, it beats an evening of reality TV. The play, adapted from Alexandre Dumas’ book by DEIRDRE Ken Ludwig, focuses on the PARKER SMITH story of D’Artagnan, who ends up being the fourth Musketeer. Casey Suddeth, a senior at Carson High School, has the combination of naivete and determination that makes the character appealing. He and his sister, Sabine, played with bravado by Lauren Gaskill, a sophomore at West Rowan, are off to Paris — to follow in his father’s footsteps as a Musketeer, and she to attend a convent school. Yeah, right. Sabine is as good a swordsman as her brother and is hungry for adventure. The Musketeers, Athos, Porthos and Aramis, are true to the characters. Athos is brave, but troubled; Porthos is proud and welldressed; Aramis, studying to be a priest, has not been able to deny the pleasures of the flesh — yet. Cale Evans plays Athos with a quiet intensity; Russell Bennett is full of flourishes, and Justin Dionne, as Aramis, shows us why the ladies find him hard to resist. They make quite a trio, but the way the play is written, we don’t get to know them very well.

I-85 FROM 1a The Department of Transportation awarded the contract for this phase to Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Inc./ Austin Bridge and Road LP, a joint venture in Irving, Texas. The joint-venture team estimates the project will create or sustain about 150 jobs, and many of those workers will be hired locally. “This represents one of the best projects I’ve ever seen in North Carolina,” Perdue said. “The private sector comes in and they’re glad to get to work because of the economy, the public sector parcels together money through the state Department of Transportation, and engineers work aggressively to stand up a plan that will expedite construction and completion.” Construction is expected

to begin within 60 days and be completed in May 2013 — five months earlier than the Transportation Department’s deadline of the following October. “I believe by the summer of 2013, this whole corridor will be construction free,” Perdue said. “By 2013, we’re going to be here with a big smile on.” Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Inc./Austin Bridge and Road LP has set self-imposed fines ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 per day for missing major project milestones. The contractor agreed to guarantee its work for five years instead of the required one year. To monitor how traffic is flowing, the contractor will set up wireless remote cameras along the project area. The Department of Transportation will be able to use the images to help with incident response. In addition, 24-hour wrecker service will be available

cidentally insults Athos, Porthos and Aramis, each of whom calls him out for a duel. Sabine, posing as his servant, instantly falls for Athos. The cardinal catches them and tries to have them all arrested for dueling. D’Artagnan meets the fair Constance, saving her from the evil cardinal’s guard as she completes a secret mission for the queen. D’Artagnan is smitten. He must repeatedly prove himself before his comrades accept him as a brave, courageous fighter. “All for one and one for all!” they shout as they enter into each adventure. As Milady and the cardinal plan to dethrone and kill the king, our Musketeers stay one step ahead to save the day. Leonard uses a simple set, painted like a chessboard, with a moving platform that includes a convenient balcony — always useful for grand gestures and entrances. The costumes add to the period feel, and many of them were made by a volunteer, Jim Beaudoin, while some are vintage Catawba College costumes and other pieces were rented. The swordplay is well done, if a bit slow at times. One night scene with multiple swordfights was dimly lit, so some of the action sort of disappeared. Two caveats, one oft-repeated here: Please enunciate and speak a little louder. With all the physical activity, some words were lost on opening night. And, please, for those of us with failing sight, make the print bigger in the playbill. The biographies of the cast are practically unreadable in a very small type size. They do a fine job, and we should be able to learn more about them. Rounding out the cast are Joe McGee as the head of the Musketeers, Robert Hackett and Pamela Middlemiss, as the senior D’Artagnans; ladies-in-waiting McClain Miles, Micala

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emily Bartsch holds hands with Nathan Prater as Bill Greene watches in back during ‘The Three Musketeers’ performance. Hall, Nora El Khouri Spencer; and assorted guards, innkeepers, etc., James Bigsby, Darrell Brown, Ryan Lilly, Dean Middlemiss, Jameson Middlemiss (a family affair), Todd Paris and John Sofley. “The Three Musketeers,” underwritten by Oak Park Retirement Community, continues tonight and Saturday and Feb. 2-5 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Meroney Theatre in downtown Salisbury. Call 704-633-5471 for tickets.

throughout the work zone to remove disabled vehicles from the roadway. Pat Ivey, the Transportation Department’s Division 9 Engineer, said he was “very surprised” that the bids for phase two came in as low as they did, but construction companies are competing fiercely for jobs. “Understand that those (estimates) were put out several years ago,” Ivey said. “The economy has made a tremendous difference in the prices that we’re getting.” The $136 million contract awarded to Flatiron-Lane for the first phase of the project also came in under the state’s estimate of $180 million. Phase one started at the end of September and will replace several bridges, including the two spans on Interstate 85 over the Yadkin River, and karissa minn/SaLISBURY POST widen about 3 miles of the inConstruction continues on the first phase of the I-85 Corridor Improvement Project, which terstate adjacent to the includes the replacement of two bridge spans over the Yadkin River. bridge.

Posters Deadline for posters is 5 p.m. • Wittenberg Lutheran Church monthly breakfast, 6:30-10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 29, children 6 and under free, corner of Bank and Oak Streets, Granite Quarry. • 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. • Salisbury Seventh-day Adventist Church, Saturday, 11 a.m., Pastor Sven F. Behm, “Our Greatest Need.” Saturday sabbath school, 9:45 a.m.

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A member of the Rockwell Women’s League, she provides the restaurant as a meeting site each month. Besides cards of congratulations, gift bags and a cake, Cooper received a couple of personal gifts from Bobby: a diamond and ruby ring and a pair of Elvis Presley sunglasses. She is quite the Elvis fan — and it was a perfect gift Thursday. For a moment at least, there was a whole lot of shaking going on.

MCDONALD’S FROM 1a restaurant’s manager since its opening in February 2008, is loyal to her customers and the business. He called her a real people person. The Rockwell location, which has almost 60 employees, exceeded its $2 million projection in sales for each of its first two years. When Austin made his nomination, the store was 8 percent ahead in 2010 sales. She also did well in “mystery shop” scores, which were 94.2 out of 100. Mystery shopping is a common business practice where stores are evaluated or “shopped” without its employees being aware. From 2003 to 2008, Sissy was Austin’s manager for his Kannapolis McDonald’s, which saw sales increase from $1.7 million to $2.2 million. “She has won awards before, but this is the elite (one),” said Austin, who also owns three McDonald’s restaurants in Salisbury. Sissy Cooper, 51, has four children and 12 grandchildren, many of whom celebrated with her at the restaurant Thursday. It was tough for Bobby and the rest of the family to keep the award a secret from her. Bobby had known

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Staff, friends and family surprise McDonald’s manager Sissy Cooper in Rockwell on Thursday afternoon by telling her she won the restaurant chain’s Ray Kroc award.

“She has won awards before, but this is the elite (one).” BILL AUSTIN owner-operator of the Rockwell McDonald’s speaking of Sissy Cooper

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COOPER for two weeks. “I almost slipped a couple of times,” he said. Sissy Cooper started working at McDonald’s 14 years ago as a biscuit-maker. She said if there’s a secret to her success as a store manager it’s that she loves her customers and looks forward to going to work each day. She estimated that she puts in 60 to 65 hours a week.

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Some of the Rockwell store’s community involvement includes sponsorship of a baseball team, tours for day care facilities, monthly bingo for senior citizens, coupons for firemen and law enforcement, an annual Easter egg hunt, raising funds for the Ronald McDonald House in Charlotte and participating with Ronald in two local holiday parades.

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CHINA GROVE — Unemployed textile workers are flocking to the new Tuscarora Yarns plant in China Grove, hoping for a job. The company is taking applications in person, not online, at 308 E. Thom St. Hundreds have applied. Hours for applying are 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays and 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. Patricia Dunlap said she plans to apply for one of 124 new jobs at Tuscarora Yarns, which recently announced an expansion in China Grove. The yarn maker will move from 406 N. Main St. to the former Hanesbrands building on Thom Street over the next 12 months. Dunlap said she worked in textiles for several years, operating a knitting machine and inspecting fabric. Most recently, she worked in a nursing home but was laid off in July. Her $89 weekly unemployment check doesn’t go far, Dunlap said. She has one child at home and helps raise seven grandchildren. Her husband is a disabled veteran. “I never thought it would get like this, with jobs so scarce,” she said. Although Dunlap said she would like to work with textiles, she would take any job at the new yarn plant, including cleaning the bathrooms. “Half a loaf is better than no loaf,” she said. A small portion of the new facility is up and running, said Phil Absher, human resources director for Tuscarora Yarns. Capacity at the plant will increase as new machinery is installed, he said. Applicants need textile experience, and Tuscarora Yarns will provide additional training through Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Absher said. “We have been pleasantly surprised with the quality of applications coming in,” he said. The 57 employees at the current location on North Main Street can transfer to Thom Street, he said. In all, the company will have about 200 people at the new plant. Applicants also can send a resume to Absher at Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704-797-4264.

Rowan gets access to crime database Rowan County is getting access to a database that compiles criminal information from various agencies, making it easier for law enforcement to track offenders and see their histories. State officials said Thursday the Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Automated Data Services system will soon be available to law enforcement agencies in Rowan and a dozen other counties. “Expanding (the system) to the entire state is one of my goals,” Gov. Bev Perdue said in a press release. “This program empowers law enforcement officials, from the officers and deputies on the road to the clerks in the courthouse, with the tools they need to better keep criminals off the streets.” The system integrates data found within the state’s various criminal justice applications and provides up-to-date criminal information in a centralized location accessible to state and local law enforcement agencies through a secure connection. The database has two primary objectives: to provide a comprehensive view of an offender through a single application, allowing for positive identification of an offender through a photographic image; and to provide an “offender watch” capability to alert criminal justice professionals when an offender has a change in status. The General Assembly approved funding in 2008 for the state-of-the-art integrated criminal justice information system and authorized the Office of the State Controller to begin work on the project. That office launched a pilot program in Wake County last year and is now expanding it to the rest of the state. “... I have been encouraged by the enthusiasm and feedback from criminal justice professionals about this new tool that replaces the manual process of looking up historical criminal data from multiple systems and reduces the risk of overlooking critical data,” said State Controller David McCoy. “Criminal justice professionals who are now using (the system) have reported numerous instances where the program has helped them catch criminals, and saved them time and money as well.” The state will hold meetings with criminal justice system professionals in the counties to introduce them to the new program and coordinate training schedules, the press release said.

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From left, Mary Wilson, Maggie Blizzard and Bill Johnson take rags and cleaner to a wheelchair during the Sam’s Chairwash at the N.C. Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks on Thursday.

‘Buggies’ get the works at Sam’s Chairwash BY MARK WINEKA

Wheels? Check. Seat? Check. Washed? Check. Inspected? Check. Residents at the N.C. Lutheran Home who brought their wheelchairs into the Sam’s Chairwash Thursday got the works. “My chair’s never been this clean,” Jane Gill said as she wheeled out of the activities room. The first Chairwash took its cue from Sam and Joyce Allen, who live at the Trinity Oaks cottages nearby. Back in 1962, the couple started Sam’s Car Wash in Salisbury, and their sons, Glenn and Sammy, now run the Sam’s car washes and Kwik Lubes in Salisbury and Lexington, respectively. Sam and Joyce provided Tshirts, gift certificates and goody bags for the Sam’s Chairwash and watched from the sidelines as an army of six volunteers and 10 staff members cleaned, oiled, repaired, inspected and tagged the wheelchairs coming in for the free maintenance. “It’s a right good project,” Sam Allen said. “I didn’t think much of it when they first mentioned it.” Activities Director Brenda Zimmerman says N.C. Lutheran Home Administrator Bill Johnson should receive credit for the idea, which probably will become a regular event, based on its success Thursday. “This all started when Bill said we needed to do a wheelchair clinic,” Zimmerman recalled. Each resident received invitations to “Get your ‘buggy’ sparkling clean.” When they registered at the door, they

Volunteers and staff scrub away.

“My chair has never been this clean.” JANE GILL after Chairwash

received a yellow checklist noting all the things that would be done with their wheelchairs while they waited. Zimmerman said she and fellow Activities Director Lynn Barringer discussed what entertainment they should provide as the wheelchairs were worked on, but they discovered that the Chairwash was entertainment enough. “The Clean Team” workers tackled each chair like those fast-paced teams who envelope a vehicle at Sam’s Car Wash. Also, in the maintenance corner, staff handled minor repairs for the wheel-

Sam and Joyce Allen, who started Sam’s Car Wash in Salisbury in 1962, sponsored the Chairwash. chairs, such as replacing arm rests, adjusting brakes, tightening screws and squirting in some oil where they could. “We tried to make it a fun

event, like Sam’s Car Wash,” Johnson said. Contact Mark Wineka at 704-797-4263.

Spencer planning retreat this weekend On your marks: Winter Flight 8K Saturday B Y E MILY F ORD

same location. A professional facilitator will guide aldermen through choosing five areas of concentration to discuss throughout the day. They will choose topics based on department reports and each alderman’s areas of interest, Town Manager Larry Smith said. Discussion will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Starting at 2:15, the board will work until 4 to develop an action plan for fiscal year 2011-12. The action plan will outline steps needed in the next year to achieve the board’s goals, Smith said.

SPENCER — Spencer leaders will meet tonight and Saturday for their annual planning retreat. The event begins at 6 p.m. today at the Spencer Fire Department training room, 208 S. Salisbury Ave. The Board of Aldermen first will hear citizen comment and feedback and then hear from the N.C. Transportation Museum. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., aldermen will hear reports from all municipal departments. Finally, the town manager and administrators will speak. The retreat adjourns at 9 p.m. On Saturday, the meeting Contact reporter Emily Ford continues at 8:30 a.m. in the at 704-797-4264.

The 28th Annual RRCA State Championship Winter Flight 8K is set for Saturday. The Road Runners Club of America has chosen this event to honor the best 8K runners from North Carolina and the surrounding states. There will be a half-mile fun run for children ages 12 and under. New this year is a 5K health walk. All events start and finish at Catawba College. The fun run will start at 9:30 a.m., followed by the 8K run and 5K health walk at 10 a.m. An 8K race is about 5 miles. A 5K is just over 3 miles. Anyone who wants to participate and hasn’t already signed up can register Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at Goodman

Gym on the Catawba College campus. Fees are $30 for the 8K, $25 for the 5K health walk, and $10 for the half-mile fun run. All participants in the 8K and 5K walk will receive a commemorative long-sleeve, dri-fit technical shirt. Special 8K awards will go to the overall male and female winners, overall male and female masters (age 40 and over), overall male and female grandmasters (age 50 and over), and overall male and female senior grandmasters (age 60 and over). These awards are N.C. State Championship plaques. Other awards will be given to

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CrimeRoundup New charges in molestation case

Man threatens deputies with pit bull

Salvatore Cerbone, 40, of 3070 Airport Road, faces new charges after further investigation into a Jan. 2 allegation that he molested an 11year-old girl. Cerbone was arrested Tuesday and charged with two counts of first-degree statutory rape and two of counts sexual activCERBONE ity by a custodian. He is in the Rowan County jail under a $250,000 secured bond. Cerbone was charged Jan. 6 with felony indecent liberties with a child. A Rowan County Sheriff’s Office report indicated the incidents happened at Cerbone’s home.

A Salisbury man threatened to turn his pit bull on deputies responding to a domestic disturbance Tuesday night, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reported Thursday. Rebecca Huneycutt called 911 on Tuesday to report that Brandon Lee McCrary, 23, would not let her leave his 1045 Starhaven Drive home, a Sheriff’s Office report said. When deputies got to the home, McCrary stormed out and told them Huneycutt “wasn’t going anywhere,” yelling and cursing at the woman and the deputies, the report said. Brandon McCrary’s brother, Joshua, was also there and told the deputies he could not get his brother to leave the home and leave him and Huneycutt alone. Deputies asked Huneycutt

if she wanted to leave, and she told them she did. McCrary jumped off the porch and again told her she wasn’t going anywhere, the report said. Deputies asked McCrary to go inside three separate times, and he refused, so they showed him a stun gun. McCrary then grabbed his dog, a pit bull, and acted like he was going to release the dog on the deputies, the report said. A deputy was able to grab McCrary and knock him to the ground, but McCrary still resisted, the report said. When deputies eventually got McCrary into a patrol car, he stopped resisting. Huneycutt told the deputies she was in the bathroom of the home when she called 911. McCrary is charged with false imprisonment, resisting arrest, intoxicated and disruptive, possession of drug paraphernalia (a pipe with marijuana residue) and as-

Bobbie R. Cranford sault on a female. He posted a $5,000 secured bond.

Deputy stun guns man after slap in face with shoe A Rowan County Sheriff’s deputy used a stun gun on a Salisbury man Tuesday after the man hit another deputy in the face with a shoe, the sheriff’s office reported Thursday. The man was charged with misdemeanor assault on a government official. Authorities were at the man’s home to serve commitment papers, but the man told the deputies to leave, the report said. The man refused to go with the deputies and struck one with the shoe. That’s when the other deputy used a stun gun to subdue the man. After filing charges, deputies took the man to the Hefner VA Medical Center.

Red Cross rolls out February blood drive schedule Severe winter weather throughout much of the eastern half of the United States in recent weeks has caused the cancellation of more than 14,000 blood and platelet donations through the American Red Cross Carolinas Region. The severity of the impact has stressed the Red Cross’ national inventory management system, which can move blood products to where they’re needed most, such as when severe weather hits. “We have not seen the January supply drop this dramatically in a decade and we need to reverse this now,” said Joyce H. Brendel, American Red Cross Carolinas Region’s chief executive officer. The Red Cross urges all eligible donors in unaffected areas to make an appointment to give blood or platelets in the coming days, and those in affected areas to donate as soon as travel is deemed safe, by calling 704-633-3854 or by visiting Donations will help replenish the Red Cross blood sup-

ply to ensure that blood products are readily available for patients with serious medical needs. Red blood cells have a shelf life of only 42 days and platelets just five days – they must be replenished constantly. All blood types are needed, especially type O negative, to ensure a reliable supply for patients. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate. • Today, 2:-6:30 p.m., Granite Quarry Elementary, 118 S. Walnut GQ St. For an appointment, call Patty Helms in the school office at 704-279-2154.

• Thursday, Feb. 3, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Morgan Elementary School, 3860 Liberty Road, Gold Hill. Appointments preferred, please call Betsy Crowell at 704-6360169. • Sunday, Feb. 6, 1-5:30 p.m., Christiana Lutheran Church, 6190 Hwy. 52. For an appointment, please call the Christy Litaker at 704-2323706. • Feb. 6, 1-5:30 p.m., St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 9275 Bringle Ferry Road. Drive being sponsored by Jacob Rawson, Eagle Scout Project. For an appointment, call the church office at 704633-3770. • Feb. 9, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, North Campus, 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd., Salisbury. For an appointment, please call the Red Cross office at 704-633-3854. • Feb. 14, 1-5:30 p.m., American Red Cross, Salisbury Community Blood Drive, E.H. Dole Chapter, 1930 Jake Alexander Blvd. W.

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan says she has been named to serve on the U.S. Senate Banking Committee. Hagan said in a statement Thursday that she plans to focus on encouraging the availability of capital to businesses. She says this will help create jobs. The Democrat also wants to make sure the mortgage system is both robust and stable. Hagan previously worked for 10 years at North Carolina National Bank. North Carolina is home to major financial institutions such as Bank of America Corp. and BB&T Corp. Hagan also serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

Bill would ban illegal immigrants from NC colleges RALEIGH (AP) — A Republican lawmaker is proposing a law barring illegal immigrants from attending North Carolina community colleges and universities. Rep. George Cleveland of On-

slow County filed a bill Thursday that would reverse admissions rules in effect for University of North Carolina campuses and the country’s third-largest community college system. The state community colleges board voted last year to admit illegal immigrants to classrooms if they graduated from a U.S. high school, pay out-of-state tuition and don’t displace a citizen. The community colleges have changed the illegal immigrant admission policy four times since 2000. The Pew Hispanic Center says North Carolina had about 275,000 illegal immigrants in 2009, down from about 350,000 in 2008.

North Carolina-based airman killed in Afghanistan SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE (AP) — Military officials say an airman based in North Carolina has died in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense announced Thursday that 36year-old Tech. Sgt. Leslie D. Williams, 36, of Juneau, Alaska, died Jan. 25 due to a non-combat related incident at Bagram Airfield. Williams was assigned to the 4th Maintenance Group at Seymour Johnson.

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The North Hills Christian School Senior Class Flapjack Fundraiser will be hosted by the Applebee’s restaurant at 205 Faith Road, Saturday, Feb. 5, 7-10 a.m. Tickets for the fundraiser are $6 and may be purchased by contacting Mary Lindsaye Boyd at 704-252-7654. Breakfast includes a short stack of pancakes, sausage, milk, juice and coffee.


Salisbury Planning Board to meet Monday The Salisbury Planning Board will meet at 4 p.m. Monday in City Hall. The board could not convene Tuesday for lack of a quorum, and the meeting had to be rescheduled. The agenda includes a request from Rowan Regional Medical Center to develop a 14-bed hospice facility on Statesville Boulevard, as well as three other rezoning requests. Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704-797-4264.

For an appointment, please call the Red Cross office at 704-633-3854. • Feb. 20, 12:30-5 p.m., Calvary Baptist Tabernacle, 3760 Stokes Ferry Road. For an appointment, call the chuch office 704-645-9328. • Feb. 20, 1-5:30 p.m., Centenary United Methodist Church, Mt. Ulla, 620 Centenary Road. For an appointment, please call Pam Allred 704-877-4377. • Feb 24, 2:30-7 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. Appointments preferred, please call Judy Trexler at 704-633-9392. • Feb. 25, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Genesis Eldercare, 710 Julian Road, Salisbury. For an appointment, call Denise Daugherty at 704-636-5812. • Feb. 27, 12:30-5 p.m., Faith Baptist, 203 N. Main St., Faith. For an appointment, call Pat Barton at 704-2797736. Blood drive schedule subject to change. Please call the office at 704-633-3854 for updated information.

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On Feb. 5, Goldmine Toastmasters Club will join more than 12,500 Toastmasters clubs from around the world participating in the 2011 Toastmasters International Speech Contest. It is the world’s largest speech contest, with more than 30,000 presenters in 113 countries vying to become the next World Champion of Public Speaking. The contest is free and open to the public. The International Speech Contest begins at the local club level and proceeds through the area, division, district and final levels. Eightytwo district semifinalists compete during the four-day 2011 Toastmasters International Convention held Aug. 17-20, in Las Vegas. Nine contenders make it to the final round on Aug. 20, where the winner is crowned the Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking. To enter the contest, a person must be an active member of Toastmasters International and have completed at least six speeches from Toastmasters’ Competent Communication manual. All participant speeches must be original, presented in English and last five to seven minutes. Judging criteria include originality, speech content, organization, voice quality, gestures and timing. Additional details about the Toastmasters International Speech Contest and 2011 Convention will be announced in early April. District winners will be announced in early August and posted on the Toastmasters Web site. For more information about Toastmasters International contests, please visit Goldmine Toastmasters Club meets at Fairfield Inn, 3033 Cloverleaf Parkway, Kannapolis, on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. To find out more about Goldmine Toastmasters Club visit

the top three male and female participants in each of 13 age groups. Fun run awards go to the top three overall finishers. All others will receive a finisher’s medal. Pre-registered fun runners will get a cotton Tshirt. The 5K health walk is not competitive and will not be timed. All finishers can see their times. Additional cash prizes include $250 for breaking the course record. The male course record is 23:35, set by Dutch Olympian Hans Koele-

man in 1988. The female course record was set by Olympian Joan Nesbit of Chapel Hill in 1992 with a time of 26:48. Other cash awards are $100 to the first male and female finisher, $25 to the first male and female to the 1 mile mark, and $25 to the first male and female finishers from Rowan County. The Salisbury Rowan Runners will provide timing and scoring. All proceeds will go to Rowan Helping Ministries. For additional information, call 704-310-6741 or visit

MOCKSVILLE — Bobbie Jean Reavis Cranford, 71, of Glenview Lane, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Born in Yadkin County on April 13, 1939, she was the daughter of the late David Martin and Daisy Belle Lindely Reavis. She was a retired textile worker and was of the Baptist faith. Her husband, Charles Clinton Cranford, Sr., preceded her in death in 1996. She is survived by a son, Charles (Melinda) Cranford of Cleveland; two daughters, Wendy (Dale) Craver and Jeanette (Dennis) King, all of Cooleemee; a sister, Betty (Ivan) Thies of Mocksville; a special friend, Gordy Fink of Mocksville; five grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Penny Sue Cranford; six brothers, Paul, James, David Jr., Bill, Jerry and Jack Reavis; and four sisters, Maude Gunter, Elizabeth Rushing, Martha Page and Louise Steelman. Service: A celebration of life service will be held Sunday, Jan. 30 at 2:30 p.m. in the Davie Funeral Service Chapel with Pastor Tony Hall officiating. Burial will be in Legion Memorial Park in Cooleemee. Visitation: The family will receive friends Saturday, Jan. 29 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. at Davie Funeral Service. Condolences may be made to the family at Davie Funeral Service is serving the Cranford family.

Lillian Mae Jones West SALISBURY — Lillian Mae Jones West, 87, of Salisbury, passed away Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at Liberty Commons Nursing Center. Born Oct. 9, 1923, in Warwick, R.I., she was the daughter of the late Lillian Tillinghast Jones and Henry Jones. A homemaker, she was a seamstress who played the piano and enjoyed knitting and bingo. She was a charter member of Grace United Methodist Church. Preceding her in death were her husband, James West; sister Gertrude Rathbun; and three brothers, Irving, Walter and Merrill Jones. Survivors include her son, James H. West of Matthews; nephews Henry Jones, Bob Rathbun (Marybeth), Rev. Bruce Jones (Tyra), Wesley Jones; nieces Susan Grubb (Jeff), Suzanne Pinson (Randy), Connie Keeter (Ed), Pam Cook (Robbie), Brenda McCloud (John); two grandchildren, Stephanie Green (Paul), James C. West (Heather); and four greatgrandchildren. Memorial Service: 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30 at Grace United Methodist Church, 846 Faith Road, Salisbury, NC. The Rev. Bruce Jones will officiate. Memorials: Grace United Methodist Church, 846 Faith Road, Salisbury, NC 28146. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the West family. Online condolences may be made at

Betty Kendrick CHINA GROVE — Mrs. Betty Kendrick, of China Grove, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at Genesis Eldercare in Salisbury. Born April 19, 1929, in Rowan County, she was the daughter of the late D.E. and Sallie Dial Roberts. Educated in the Rowan County schools, she was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Kendrick had retired from Pillowtex. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Clifton Kendrick Sr. Surviving her are her son, James Clifton Kendrick Jr. of China Grove; granddaughter Stephanie Allen (Jason) of China Grove; and two greatgrandchildren. Service: A graveside service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at West Lawn Memorial Park with Rev. John Miller minister. Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove is serving the family.

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plans to reveal the schedule and courses May 21. “This brings out the very heart of ECU, to serve,” Sessoms said. “We are attempting to reach out to a population that wants ECU to serve them.” Pitt Community College, the Council on Aging, Cooperative Extension Service and community groups offer programming and events geared to the county’s older 50-plus population. Lifelong Learning won’t compete with those programs, Sessoms said. While lifelong learning targets individuals age 50 and above, most people taking classes are age 70 and beyond. There are plans to host day trips and weekend activities to ensure working adults have an opportunity to participate, Sessoms said. Individuals interested in participating in the event are encouraged to register by calling 328-9198 or e-mailing the Division of Continuing Studies at

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Biff Yost, meeting with Gov. Bev Perdue, said wineries are a principal part of travel and tourism for the state.

FROM 1a grapes. Perdue reflected on those still unemployed, but praised businesses like Cauble Creek Vineyard for bringing jobs to the community. “We are hoping to be able to promote Salisbury and Rowan County,” Anita Yost said. The family is happy they’re able to offer a place for people to enjoy, she said. The winery and vineyard, which sits on 35 acres of family farmland, started with planting vines in 2005. The farm is located off N.C. 150 on Cauble Farm Road. Around Christmas, the Yosts found out they were the 100th winery in the state. North Carolina ranks seventh for wine production in the nation and is 10th in grape production. The vineyard focuses on

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quick to speak of Obama’s respect and confidence in those who ultimately didn’t get the job. For Obama, what seemed to push Carney to the top was his dual history of being a reporter and a spokesman; the way he handled his work for Biden; and his experience. He is roughly a decade older than some other candidates. Named to the job but not quite in the role yet, Carney offered reporters a response that won’t hold for long: No comment. That’s been his style over the last two years — keeping his name out of the news in deference to his boss, Biden

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the Soviet Union. Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in northern Virginia, Carney is married to ABC News correspondent Claire Shipman Finney was among those quick with a gracious congratulation. “He has big shoes to fill with Robert’s departure, but given the many accomplishments in his career and the respect he’s earned in politics and media, Jay is more than up to the task,” she said. Among the other White House moves announced Thursday: Alyssa Mastromonaco, Obama’s director of scheduling and advance work, was promoted to White House deputy chief of staff for operations; White House health reform director NancyAnn DeParle becomes deputy chief of staff for policy; and Obama aide Rob Nabors will be the new White House legislative director. The current legislative chief, Phil Schiliro, will stay for a while to help Daley manage all the transitions. The makeup of the White House senior staff has been changing for weeks as Obama throttles into a new phase of his presidency. The next move will come when one Obama’s senior advisers, David Axelrod, leaves the White House on Friday. David Plouffe, Obama’s campaign manager in 2008, is now on the West Wing staff and led the press secretary review along with Daley and communications directors Dan Pfeiffer. The separate press and communications shops in the White House are now being merged, under Pfeiffer’s leadership.



Vice President Joe Biden jokes with his Communications Director Jay Carney and White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs in his outer office in the West Wing of the White House on Tuesday.

importantly, what does he want you not to say.” Obama’s new chief of staff, Bill Daley, announced Carney’s appointment and a package of other personnel changes in an e-mail to staff on Thursday, saying they would provide more clarity and coordination. As a former journalist, Carney may be more sympathetic to the needs of the White House press corps than Gibbs has been, although Carney is known for occasionally blowing up at reporters when he thinks they’re getting the story wrong. He also must build relations quickly with the reporters who cover the White House. Being a former journalist is no guarantee that the relationship will be any tighter than it was with Gibbs. “As anyone who has made that transition knows, there is a reason you’re separated by the podium,” said Tony Fratto, another spokesman from the Bush White House. “The journalists are on one side of the podium and you’re on the other side of the podium, and it’s always clear to every journalist who the press secretary is speaking for. It’s not about friendships and not about personal relationships so much as the need for the press secretary to faithfully represent the views of the president.” Carney worked for Time magazine for 20 years, most recently serving as Washington bureau chief from 20052008. He covered the White Houses of Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush and was on Air Force One on the day of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. He speaks Russian and was based in Moscow for Time during the collapse of


WASHINGTON (AP) — Jay Carney, who built a career covering politics and presidents before joining the White House himself, on Thursday became President Barack Obama’s choice as his next press secretary and chief defender. A broad, weeks-long shakeup of the administration settled into place as Obama sought to rejuvenate and reshape his staff for the rest of his term. The naming of a new press secretary means Americans will be seeing a new face all over TV coverage and in newspapers on behalf of Obama: Carney, 45, who looks the part but has never done a stint behind any briefing room podium. He spent two decades as a journalist for Time magazine, including as a White House correspondent and Washington bureau chief, before changing career paths to become Vice President Joe Biden’s communications director in 2008. Sometime in the next few weeks, Carney will replace Robert Gibbs, who served as Obama’s spokesman, friend and trusted counselor in the White House. Gibbs is quitting for a lighter schedule and a more lucrative career in the private sector after a grueling, years-long run at Obama’s side, but he will remain an adviser and will serve on the president’s re-election campaign. Carney has only gotten to know Obama over the last two years and is not expected to have the influence that Gibbs did. But White House aides assured that Carney would have all the access he needed to speak with credibility on Obama’s behalf, and his fast rise

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Report: Arizona fugitive planned suicide by bear The group of fugitives ended up leaving the vehicle he was driving behind. “Everyone drives too fast now,” Matthews quoted Province as saying. “When he went to prison the speed limit was 55.” Province recounted to Matthews that he told his traveling companions he was upset after the New Mexico killings and that “he wasn’t in for it.” The two suggested Yellowstone, and they dropped him off there.

The escape that Province said was planned over a couple of weeks spurred a nationwide manhunt for the fugitives. Renwick had split from the group right away and was captured days later after a shootout with police in Colorado. Authorities caught up with McCluskey and Welch in eastern Arizona, where a Forest Service employee spotted the beat-up Nissan they were driving at a campground.

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day by the Las Vegas ReviewJournal. The trio face capital murder and carjacking charges in New Mexico, where they’re accused of killing an Oklahoma couple and burning their bodies inside a camping trailer. Province has pleaded guilty to Arizona charges of escape, kidnapping, aggravated assault and armed robbery and is scheduled to be sentenced Friday. He then will be sent to New Mexico to face charges there. Province, McCluskey and a third inmate, Daniel Renwick, escaped from a minimum-security prison near Kingman on July 30. Authorities say Welch helped them flee by throwing cutting tools over the perimeter fence. Province told Matthews about his plan to commit suicide after he was returned to Arizona following his Aug. 9 capture in the sleepy town of Meeteetse, Wyo. He was serving two life sentences for murder and robbery and told Matthews he

Air Force official convicted of mistreating women MASCOUTAH, Ill. (AP) — A top Ohio-based Air Force official characterized by a prosecutor as a charismatic, articulate “Superman” who sent racy text messages and photos to lower-ranking female subordinates was convicted Thursday of two of five counts by jurors who found that his sexual advances amounted to mistreatment. A six-man panel of officers at southwestern Illinois’ Scott Air Force Base deliberated more than six hours before returning the verdicts, acquitting Chief Master Sgt. William Gurney during a court-martial trial of three counts that alleged he fondled one of the women and twice abused his authority. Gurney already had pleaded guilty Monday to 13 counts alleging sexual misconduct and adultery. Gurney, a 27-year Air Force veteran, faces up to 161⁄2 years in jail and a possible dishonorable discharge. He also could be forced to give up all military pay and benefits, and see his rank reduced to the lowest level. A sentencing hearing is set for Friday. Gurney was the top enlisted man at the Air Force Materiel Command at WrightPatterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, when the allegations of sexual improprieties surfaced in 2009. Air Force Maj. Patricia Gruen, Gurney’s chief prosecutor, declined The Associated Press’ request for an interview after the verdicts. Attorneys for Gurney, who showed no emotion other than a persistent frown when the verdicts were read, left the courtroom without commenting. Both sides were told at the trial’s start not to discuss the case with anyone not directly involved with the proceedings. Two Air Force women who were central to four of the five charges, including all three counts on which Gurney was acquitted, sat in the back row with their trembling hands folded on their laps before the jury’s decision was announced. During closing arguments earlier Thursday, Gruen portrayed Gurney as predatory with Air Force women whom he found alluring, peppering them with unwanted sexual texts after the women turned to him for mentorship or, at least once, help with getting a transfer from a Texas base

one would want to escape because all you do is look over you(r) shoulder the entire time,” Matthews wrote. Province told the detective he had put a gun under a pillow at an Albuquerque motel, then turned on the TV and saw a story about the escape, so he panicked and left without the weapon. Province also discovered that he forgot how to drive during their time in New Mexico, telling Matthews that he almost hit other motorists.

convicted killer tracy province, center, is seen being escorted from a courthouse in Kingman, ariz. province, who had escaped from an arizona prison, told a sheriff’s detective his plan was to overdose on heroin at Yellowstone National park and let bears eat him.

to one closer to her Ohio parents. “He used this organization like his own personal,” Gruen said. To his alleged victims, “he was Superman. They were flattered. They could not believe he was giving them any attention, much less direct attention. (But) this Superman charged for his services, and he charged what none of the witnesses wanted to pay.” Gurney’s chief attorney, Maj. Gwendolyn Beitz, countered that the women forming the basis of the five counts played along with Gurney in racy text exchanges she admitted were an unseemly “train wreck Chief Gurney created.” Beitz insisted the women blamed Gurney out of fear they would get ensnared in “an investigation they wanted nothing to do with.” Jurors apparently struggled with whether one of the women who accused Gurney of unwelcomed fondling in August 2009 had completely spurned the advances, asking the judge late in deliberations whether a military member’s rank should be considered in deciding whether consent for the advances was freely given. Jurors also asked a question relating to the prospect of one person’s influence over another, ultimately opting to clear Gurney of that count alleging inappropriate sexual contact. Gurney, in court Monday, blamed extramarital affairs he had with married female subordinates and his inappropriate sexual advances toward others on getting “caught up in a cycle of sin.” He said his indiscretions dating to mid-2007 included sex with four married, lowerranking women in the Air Force, and he acknowledged exchanging sexually explicit pictures with some of the women and kissing or fondling others. Among the charges Gurney pleaded guilty to were seven counts of dereliction of duty — one for each enlisted woman he was accused of making inappropriate advances toward — and four counts of adultery. He also admitted to using his militaryissued cell phone and computer to exchange explicit emails and texts, and to having had sex with his wife in front of a married female enlistee whose husband was unaware.

fantasized about fleeing but became nervous after scaling a fence topped with barbed wire and cutting through another fence. The trio’s escape went unnoticed for hours. “He didn’t know why any-


FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A convicted killer who escaped from an Arizona prison said after his capture that he had planned to overdose on heroin at Yellowstone National Park and let bears eat him to end the fear and panic he was experiencing while on the lam. Tracy Province told Mohave County sheriff’s Detective Larry Matthews that he had wanted to go up on a mountain, shoot up a gram of heroin and “be bear food.” As he was preparing the drug, a voice told him not to go through with the plan, and he changed course in favor of trying to hitchhike to Indiana to see family. “He called it divine intervention,” Matthews wrote in an August report. Al Nash, a spokesman at Yellowstone National Park, said it’s certainly possible that Province’s plan would have worked, but it struck him as improbable. “We have a fair number of bears in the ecosystem,” Nash said. “They eat about anything. A bear would rather get an easy meal than a difficult meal, but human bear encounters are very infrequent.” Authorities say Province asked fellow convict John McCluskey and their alleged accomplice, Casslyn Mae Welch, to take him to Yellowstone, so they drove him to the Wyoming park from New Mexico. Province doesn’t name anyone else in the interview with Matthews, but it’s clear whom he’s with. Their travels took them to the Phoenix area to get clothing and to an eastern Arizona Walmart to buy sleeping bags, and they got turned around in Oklahoma and Texas, Province said in the interview first reported Thurs-

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Hormone therapy for plants? It can make them bigger, more showy BY DARRELL BLACKWELDER For the Salisbury Post

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seed catalogs are showing up in the mail now, making gardeners’ mouths water. plan your garden before you buy.

Catalogs put temptation in gardeners’ hands ith the weather we’ve had lately, perusing new seed and plant catalogs provides a welcome escape for those longing for warmer days of spring. This escape can be more relevant if we take a few minutes while perusing and make a garden plan. Sketching out ideas or diagrams of a vegetable garden plot or planting can save much heartache DARRELL later when the rush BLACKWELDER to plant arrives. Gaining input from the entire family, especially the little ones, can make vegetable gardening a fun family event. Including the kids in the planning process often sparks a lifelong interest. Gardeners need to be realistic about the variety and amount of vegetables to be planted in the garden. Prolific vegetable crops such as squash, tomatoes, peppers or green beans are excellent choices for small garden spaces or large containers. However, vegetable crops such as sweet corn, Irish potatoes or cantaloupes demand large areas for a feasible planting. Over-planting vegetable crops is a common problem for novice gardeners. For example, summer

will feature varieties that are often exaggerated with dubious results. Some seed companies have crop data from test gardens in climates unlike ours that will not produce the same quality or quantity. The majority of vegetable varieties selected and planted should be reliable, proven, family favorites. Seed catalogs often have a limited supply, so it is advisable to place seed orders now. Don’t forget to include flower seed along with the vegetable seed. Cut flowers are a welcome addition to the home during the growing season, providing beautiful borders around unattractive vegetables. Some species such as marigolds claim to ward off several insect species. Stick to a viable garden plan and make notes or develop a garden diary; the older we get, the harder it is to remember the “what, how, when and where.” It’s important to keep reference notes to have a successful garden the next season.


with so many choices and bright pictures, buyers may order too much. squash tends to be the most overplanted vegetable. A planting of four to five vines provides an ample supply for a family of four. It’s fun to try new vegetable varieties each season. All-American Selections are usually excellent

choices for those who enjoy experimentation. Be sure to carefully label new varieties, making sure to record data for later reference. Be cautious and don’t depend on fantastic results often claimed by colorful seed catalogs. Many

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Building a community garden can feed body and soul BY JOE LAMP’L Scripps Howard News Service

Whether you want to save money on food, relax and get some exercise or simply enjoy the flavor and freshness of homegrown produce, a community garden may be just the ticket. But what if you don’t have one in your area? Then start one. Yes, there’s work involved in creating one, but they’re a great way to bring neighbors together, reduce crime, build bridges between different cultures and beautify the neighborhood. If you want to start such a garden, there are a number of items to consider. First, share the idea with neighbors. It takes about 10 interested families to participate. Hold a meeting and solicit ideas. Form a garden club to organize, make decisions and divide up the work efficiently. The club can help establish rules, accept and review applications and assign plots,

collect dues, pay the bills and resolve problems. Although signing up for a garden plot sounds like a great idea to most people, not everyone will stick with it, especially once the bugs and heat of summer kick into full force. Be prepared to have rules spelling out the nature of a plot owner’s participation, as well as providing consequences, such as plot forfeiture, if they don’t stick with it. There are usually plenty of gardeners anxiously waiting to fill that spot. Next, find some land located in a community that won’t mind a neighborhood garden. Select three or four potential sites. If one isn’t available, you’ll have a couple of other options. In urban areas, vacant lots are often used, but I’ve even seen raised bed plots built on top of parking lots. Ideally, the land should be flat, with exposure to full sunlight six to eight hours each day. Convenience is key to an active garden. Ideally, the site

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Grandma undermines sex education Can I heat my home with only 1 furnace? does find out, his issue will not be the fact that his son has a girlfriend, but that he wasn’t told. Any advice? — Tired of Secrets Dear Tired: All of the women in your boyfriend’s life have weighed in about his integrity issue. And now you should all back off. I agree with you that his secrecy about your relationship could potentially backfire into an issue of trust with his father. He needs to “man up” and be honest about his life. Unfortunately, he sounds afraid of his father, but the sooner he tells his dad that his friendship with you blossomed into a romance, the sooner you can all move on. Dear Amy: About two years ago I started getting e-mails from professional colleagues that were signed off with the word “Best.” Am I the only one who finds this grating and pompous? Or am I just being old-fashioned when I insist that the sender sign off with a phrase that actually means something? — Codger Dear Codger: I agree that this is annoying. I’ll run suggestions from readers on the best way to sign off on a professional email. Anyone vote for “Bestly”? Send questions via e-mail to or by mail to Ask Amy, Chicago Tribune, TT500, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611. Amy Dickinson’s memoir, “The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daughter and the Town that Raised Them” (Hyperion), is available in bookstores. TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES

Party down with these festive tips on themes Entertaining expert Dana Christine shares her great ideas for throwing theme parties to celebrate special occasions. Select a theme such as Western, tropical or sports, to name a few possibilities. Try to get napkins, place cards, balloons and other decorations that correlate with the theme. Create a guest list, send invitations and decide what type of food is appropriate for the occasion. Some ideas: Tropical Luau • Decorate with leis, minipalm trees, coconuts and tropical colors. • Drill holes in fresh coconuts, insert straws and serve guests fresh coconut milk. • Plan to do a Polynesian cookout featuring ham, pineapple and mahi-mahi. • Have a sand pail filled with leis at the door so that when guests arrive, they can put one on.

FEED FROM 10A nity supports the idea. Establish terms of use for the site, how long you can use it, how many plots, maintenance standards, etc., and draw up a lease. To protect the owner from liability, it needs a “save and hold harmless” waiver. Every gardener will have to agree to this before getting a garden plot. The owner may also require your club to get liability insurance. When you finally start planning the garden, you should test the soil for nutrients, texture, pH and any heavy metals. This is especially important if you plan to plant into existing soil. The local extension service can recommend a lab to do it for a reasonable fee. Accurately measure the site and make a to-scale site map. You’ll also need to consider the garden’s components: pathways, beds, compost bins, arbors, etc. Place growing beds in the sunniest area and make pathways 3 feet wide or more to accommodate equipment. Cover the paths with gravel or mulch to keep down weeds and beautify the garden. And remember to consider the location of spigots and irrigation lines. Placing a hose bib for every four plots or so is a good target to shoot for. A shed for supplies and tools is important, as is a

• Use key chains with little sandals attached as place cards. • Line the buffet with a grass skirt. Retro • Pick your time period — ’30s gangsters, ’40s swing, ’50s rock ‘n’ roll, ’60s hippie or ’70s disco. • For a ’50s theme, set out condiments in classic dinertype squeeze bottles, and chromed napkin dispensers. Or serve old-fashioned cocktails and martinis for a Roaring ’20s theme. • Stick with the diner theme for the menu. Serve cheeseburgers, fries and shakes for the ’50s theme or fondue for the ’70s theme. Movie awards • Cut out cardboard stars with black and gold ribbon and scatter them over the table. • Have children and their friends act like paparazzi, using single-flash cameras.

shady spot with chairs and tables for gardeners to relax out of the sun. And by all means, make sure to have compost bins or piles. Train every gardener in how to sort recyclables, and to know what to trash and what to compost. Schedule workdays to deal with weeds and maintain the whole lot — part of your agreement with the owner and an important factor in any healthy garden. You can learn a lot more on starting and managing a community garden at the American Community Gardening Association’s website, A community garden offers some challenges, but the sense of partnership and camaraderie, and the terrific homegrown produce, make it worth the effort. Joe Lamp’l, host of “Growing a Greener World” on PBS, is a Master Gardener and author. For more information, visit For more stories, visit

When guests arrive, they’ll feel like real movie stars. • Place televisions throughout the home so guests don’t miss a thing. • Cut out decorative gold statues with cardboard or foam board. • Hand out ballots to your guests and make a game of guessing the winners. Whoever guesses the highest number of wins gets free movie passes.

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Q: Six years ago, we bought a two-story, gas-heated, centrally air-conditioned home built in 1970. The home had two separate furnaces (one in an unfinished basement and the other in the attic) and two separate central-air units for the two floors. From the home inspection, we knew that we would have to replace the central air. Four years ago, we replaced the central air and added heat pumps at the same time. We now heat using both gas and heat pumps. The system is set to heat with heat pumps at moderate temperatures and kick over to gas when temperatures drop below 40. We recently had a heatsystem check performed by a local HVAC company. We knew that our basement furnace was 10 years old and that the attic furnace was older. The technician advised me that our attic unit is 20 years old. The technician was quite the salesman and frightened me a bit about the age of our attic furnace and the hazards of carbon-monoxide leaks. Would it make sense to simply disable the second-floor gas furnace and heat the

second floor exclusively with the heat pump? We would continue to heat the first floor with the combination gas/heatpump system. A: Most of the homes I inspect that have more than one heat pump normally have a heat pump and furnace for supplemental heat on the lower levels and a heat pump with only a blower system for the upper floors. A two-story home can be heated with just one furnace, but a lot will depend on the size and design of your home and the amount of insulation in the attic and walls. A 1970s-era home may or may not have wall insulation, but one furnace should still be able heat the home if the attic is insulated. A simple walkthrough energy audit might determine if the home is insulated properly. A more thorough energy audit, which includes a variety of testing devices, would determine how much insulation the home has and if additional insulation and other repairs would be cost-effective. The energy auditor uses a blower door to test for air leakage in the home as well as devices to test the ductwork for leakage. A thermo-camera is often used to check for heat loss at the ceiling-to-wall and floor-to-wall connections. The energy auditor would then

recommend areas of the home that would require additional insulation and air sealing to prevent energy loss. A properly insulated and air-sealed home will use a lot less energy than a poorly insulated home of the same size and design. The savings expected from an energy upgrade could be as much as 30 percent. Replacing the aging air conditioners with heat pumps was a good decision, and the heat pump for the second floor should be adequate without the heat from gas backup furnace. If you suspect the furnace has a cracked heat exchanger, do not simply turn the gas off to the furnace. Have the gas pipe to the furnace removed so that someone unfamiliar with the hazardous defect cannot operate the furnace. Carbon-monoxide poisoning is a real danger because it is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that can lead to death. Dwight Barnett is a certified master inspector with the American Society of Home Inspectors. Write to him with home-improvement questions at C. Dwight Barnett, Evansville Courier & Press, P.O. Box 286, Evansville, IN 47702, or e-mail him at Please include a SASE with your questions.

Pending contracts for homes increased in December WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people who signed contracts to buy homes rose in December, marking the fifth increase in the past six months. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its index of sales agreements for previously occupied homes rose 2 percent last month. The index had posted a 3.1 percent increase in November. Economists have cautioned that a big reason for the jump is that people are buying foreclosed homes. Still, the increase is likely to give the weak housing mar-

ket a boost in the first few months of the year. That’s because there’s usually a one- to two-month lag between a sales contract and a completed deal. The number of Americans who bought previously owned homes last year fell to the lowest level in 13 years, and economists say it will be years before the housing market fully recovers. High unemployment and a record number of foreclosures are deterring potential buyers who fear home prices haven’t reached the bottom. Job growth is expected to pick up this year, but not enough to raise home sales to healthier levels. Contract signings in December were up in every region of the country except the West. The gains were led by an 11.5 percent increase in the

South. Signings were up 8 percent in the Midwest and 1.8 percent in the Northeast. However, they fell 13.2 percent in the West. With the recent increases, contract signings are 24.1 percent above their low point in June. In that month, signings fell to the lowest level since the Realtors began tracking signed contracts in 2001. Even with the gain in December, signings are 4.2 percent below where they were in December 2009. At the end of 2009, the housing market got a boost as buyers rushed to close deals to take advantage of a federal home-buying tax credit that initially was set to expire in November. The tax credit was later extended to April 30. After it expired, housing activity slumped.

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but if you don’t want your daughter to have sex, then you should also state this — emphatically. You should also speak to her boyfriend to make sure he understands, unequivocally, where you stand. Your mother overstepped her boundary. Her suggestion that your daughter keep this a secret from you is unconscionable. If your daughter follows her grandmother’s advice, you have a better-than-fair chance of supporting four generations of family in your household. You should make sure that both your parents understand that they must defer to you when it comes to all parenting questions — otherwise, you won’t be able to live together. Dear Amy: My boyfriend and I have been together for two years now. He’s very sweet and we agree on everything — except his father. My boyfriend simply refuses to introduce me as his girlfriend to his father. His father and I have met before, but under the guise of “friends.” According to my boyfriend, his father would “freak out” if he knew his son was in a relationship. When we started dating we were both under 18, so I understood that my boyfriend had to obey his father’s rules. But now we are both adults in college, and after two years of secret dates I’m ready for my boyfriend to do the right thing, not only for the sake of our relationship, but also for his father. I’ve already been introduced to my boyfriend’s mother and his grandmother as his girlfriend. We all — mother, grandmother and girlfriend — believe that when the father


Dear Amy: A few days ago my 14-year-old daughter came to me and said she has been considering having sex with her boyfriend. We sat down and talked for a couple of hours about birth control and safe sex practices, and decided together that she should wait six months to see if she still has the same feelings toward this boy. At that time we would discuss the topic again. (I even noted it in my ASK calendar so I AMY don’t forget.) W h a t shocked me the most was when she told me she went to her grandmother (my mom) first, and my mother’s response was, “Do what you want to do, as long as you are having fun.” My mother even told her not to talk to me about this, because I would only get upset. My mouth dropped to the ground. When I try talking to my mother about this, she refuses to talk about it and says she has done nothing wrong. Both of my parents have been living with my two daughters and me for the last six months. I have been supporting my folks. I want to tell them to pack their stuff and get out! What is the best way to respond to this? — Miffed Mom Dear Miffed: I appreciate your calm and open response to your daughter, but you don’t mention ever telling her, explicitly, not to have sex. I agree that the best place to learn about sex and birth control is from one’s parents,


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‘Local’ not Promises, promises always ‘small’ Obama sounds conservative, but he’s a spender t’s always interesting to see where Rowan County names pop up when The Charlotte Business Journal publishes its annual lists of things like physician groups and motels in the region, ranking them by size. Salisbury may be on the fringe of the Charlotte metro area, but several local businesses and institutions are in the thick of the region’s economy. Consider the Hefner V.A. Medical Center, with 484 beds. Last year the Salisbury center was the third-largest hospital in the region behind Carolinas Medical Center with 874 beds and Presbyterian with 531, according to the Business Journal. CMC-NorthEast and Rowan Regional rank fourth and eighth, with 457 and 268 beds, respectively. A list of largest area physician groups shows how Carolinas Health Care and Novant are dominating the market. Carolinas Physicians Services Group tops the most recent list with 1,263 staff physicians, followed by Presbyterian Novant Medical Group with 612. From there the size of area practices drops off dramatically. Ranking third was CaroMont Medical Group in Gastonia with 150 doctors. The medical business is so concentrated in the hands of The Big Two that a ranking of the 24 largest practices includes a couple with only 10 doctors. No independent Rowan or Cabarrus practices made the list. The Salisbury Holiday Inn earned a spot on the publication’s ranking of largest hotels. Charlotte hotels dominate, and The Westin Charlotte sits at the top with 700 rooms and 1,220-2,000 banquet/meeting room capacity. The Holiday Inn on Jake Alexander Boulevard tied for 24th-largest hotel with three Charlotte hotels — all having 181 rooms — and was way ahead of its peers with a banquet/meeting room capacity of 400-670. That reflects the Holiday Inn’s power to generate tourism dollars. The largest Charlotte-area banks and savings and loans include one institution based in Rowan County — F&M Financial Corp. of Granite Quarry with $518,151,000 in deposits. F&M came in 14th in the region. Miller Davis of Salisbury shows up on a couple of lists. It came in second among the largest area web design companies, reporting 282 websites developed in 2009, and seventh among the top advertising and marketing agencies in the region with $25.4 million in local capitalized billings in 2009. We could go on — Delhaize America/ Food Lion is the largest foreign-owned company in the area and North Carolina’s fourth-largest nongovernmental employer. The Business Journal compiles more than 100 rankings, many with local businesses on them. Winning a mention on a list doesn’t add to a company’s bottom line, but it’s a good way to put local firms in perspective.


Common sense

(Or uncommon wisdom, as the case may be)

Where secrecy reigns, carelessness and ignorance delight to hide while skill loves the light. — Daniel C. Gelman

n his State of the Union address, President Obama at times sounded like he was channeling Ronald Reagan: cutting the deficit, hailing private enterprise and individual initiative, talking about the future. But for all his eloquence, the president wrapped his liberal ideology in conservative sheep’s clothing. On the surCAL face, the president said THOMAS many things with which conservatives might agree, but words can mean something, or they can mask true intentions. There was no indication the president plans to retreat on his far-left agenda of the last two years. Why should he? That would require denying who he is. Absent the glamorous rhetoric, let’s examine the major subjects on which the president touched. EDUCATION: Anyone who has seen the film “Waiting for Superman” knows the public education system in this country is a mess and that if all the money now being spent on education isn’t improving the product, especially for the poor, whom Democrats are supposed to be championing, more money will not help. Competition through school choice would improve education. The speech was another sop to teachers’ unions that care more about their members than students’ futures. INNOVATION: Government doesn’t innovate. It regulates. It taxes. According to The Cato Institute (, the average combined federal and state corporate tax rate in the U.S. is 40 percent, first


among Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. Japan comes in second with a combined rate of 35.7 percent. In his speech, the president said he supports reducing the corporate tax rate for the first time in 25 years, but then came the caveat: “without adding to our deficit.” Cutting taxes without reducing spending will add to the deficit and so the president can eschew responsibility when Democrats refuse to vote for business tax reductions.

Deficit reduction will come when the government cuts (not caps) spending. DEFICIT REDUCTION: Where to begin? A president and until recently an all-Democratic Congress has put our financial house in jeopardy by running up a $14 trillion debt. In March 2006, when he was a senator, Obama called the $8.27 trillion debt ceiling “a sign of leadership failure.” If the debt ceiling during the George W. Bush presidency was a sign of failed leadership, who’s failing in his leadership when the debt has climbed to $14 trillion? Deficit reduction will come when the government cuts (not caps) spending. REFORMING GOVERNMENT: The best way to “reform” government is to reduce unneeded and unnecessary programs and agencies. Congress should establish a commission similar to the successful Base Realignment and Closing Commission (BRAC), which shuttered outmoded military bases. Every government agency and program should be required to justify its existence consis-

LETTERS Youth group deserves kudos for tobacco work Regarding North Carolina getting an “F” on its anti-tobacco efforts: Since 2003 the Rowan County Health Department has received funds from the N.C. Health & Wellness Trust Fund to educate youth on the dangers of tobacco use. Currently, Rowan-Salisbury Schools have 11 school-based TRU Clubs (Tobacco Reality Unfiltered) that meet monthly and plan school-based tobacco-free activities like tobacco prevention educational booths at sporting events, pledge walls, cigarette butt clean up, anti-tobacco poster contests, participating in national tobacco prevention campaigns like Great American Smoke Out, Kick Butts Day, TRU Week, Thru With Chew Week, announcements, media campaigns and much more. We also have a communitybased youth council, Youth In Action Against Tobacco Council (YIAATC), that is a countywide club open to any Rowan County middle/high school youth. Our goal is to educate and promote youth to be tobacco free in our schools and communities. We participate in La Fiesta de Rowan and Blues & Jazz festivals and go into the schools, churches and other organizations and teach tobacco prevention.


tent with its cost and benefit to the greatest number of Americans. If they can’t, they should be eliminated. INFRASTRUCTURE: From better roads to high-speed inter- and intra-city trains, the U.S. lags behind many European and Asian countries in providing low-cost, efficient and fast transportation for its citizens. It is one of the few areas where Americans would be willing to pay more in fares or even taxes to improve the way we move around. Included in infrastructure ought to be the mining of America’s considerable natural gas supply and a “to the moon” emphasis on nuclear power and drilling for more oil in America’s backyard to ease our dependence on foreign oil. It will take years to break our foreign oil addiction and so new sources of petroleum on American territory must be explored, something this president won’t do. Curiously, Obama invoked a space analogy, mentioning the Russian “Sputnik” satellite launched in 1957 and the American Apollo program that sent astronauts to the moon in 1969. And yet this president has effectively mothballed our space program at a time when China is moving rapidly forward with theirs. The president’s speech was all about new spending (“investment” he called it), no matter what he said about reducing the deficit. Spending on big government is what liberals do. No one should be fooled by the rhetoric, or the theatrics of congressional Republicans and Democrats sitting together. The Republican challenge is to stop the president’s liberal agenda while making the case for a better one. • • • Cal Thomas writes for Tribune Media Services, 2225 Kenmore Ave., Suite 114, Buffalo, N.Y. 14207.


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YIAATC meets monthly and plans for tobacco prevention activities in Rowan County. Each year, we host a tobacco-free game show involving all six middle school TRU clubs. The TRU campaign and TRU teens are definitely making a difference in Rowan County. The best thing about TRU is its peer-to-peer led. The teens are trained extensively in tobacco prevention topics and then they go out and educate and make presentations to other youth. YIAATC has won several statewide and county awards and received recognition from the N.C. Health & Wellness Trust Fund for our projects and work. We are a passionate group of young people who work hard to reduce teen tobacco use. If you'd like more information or to schedule our youth council to come to your meetings, schools, or organization please contact us at 704-2168849. — Robyn Rivers

Thank you for your recent article about veganism. My family and I are vegan and live in Spencer. Salisbury does have some vegan options: Subway, Olive Garden, Monterey Mexican Restaurant and Zakis; just ask to hold dairy items such as cheese and sour cream. Tastebuds offers soy like Starbucks, but unlike Starbucks its flavored syrups are all vegan. Food Lion used to carry vegan items like dairy free cream cheese, sour cream, and butter, but no longer do, to many people’s dismay. Simply Good has many alternatives. You can find a nice selection of faux meats and deli slices at Harris Teeter. For those that do cook, like me, the Literary Book Post has a good selection of vegan cookbooks in stock and will order anything that they don’t have. Veganism can be made easy in most any city. — Melissa Blount



he months of January and February, for many, are months to pass through on the way to spring. For others, these months are the greatest months of the year because of NFL play-offs and Super Bowl Sunday. Excitement grows week by week, with stories of exciting plays being passed-around, not only with friends and family, but anyone that will listen. Next year, we will have one more to include in this kind of fun, as my husband and I are going to be grandparents. Kristin, our oldest daughter, and her husband, Brian, are expecting their DICY MCCULLOUGH first child, a boy. Those of you who know my husband, Michael, know how much he loves football. Since we only have daughters, it has been a running joke that any football player our family might have would have to come through a grandchild. Michael has coached youth football for 30 years. If he’s not coaching, then he’s watching a game on television, or he’s at a West Rowan Middle or High School game, or he’s talking to someone about football, or he’s thinking of a new play. Do you get the picture of what I’m dealing with here? If you look up football widow in the dictionary, my picture will be there for sure. Michael takes special pride in watching West Rowan play because he has coached quite a few of their players over the years, in the Rowan County Youth Football League. He’s not only a West Rowan fan, but also a Panthers fan. Even though they didn’t have a good year, he is still loyal. Kristin enjoys going to the games with him and has done so for many seasons. They were able to attend the first game the Panthers played at Clemson University. When each of our daughters was about 9 or 10, their dad tried as hard as he could to get them to play football on his team. Kristin went along with that idea for a while and played for one year. Before that, she had the job of water “boy,” or I guess in this case, water “girl.” At the ages of 9 and 10, she was somewhat of a tomboy and thought being one was the greatest thing. She also liked to pick up snakes and frogs. There was more than one time I just about fainted when I saw her coming toward the house with a snake. I have to admit, it was fun for our family when Kristin was on her dad’s football team. For a girl, she could hold her own while on the defensive line. She even had bragging rights, years later, because one of the players she tackled became a Catawba football star. When a child or grandchild comes along, the parents and grandparents often have preconceived ideas of what they want that child to be or do. Many live their dreams and aspirations through their children. We all have things we wished we could have done while growing up, and it’s OK to want the best or better for your child, but sometimes best or better may not be what’s right. It’s the right thing to let each child define who he or she is and then allow those interests to follow. The first child or grandchild is the one who has to teach the parents and grandparents. He or she paves the way for the ones to come. Usually, by the second or third child, the pressure is not so much. Even so, if Grandpa McCullough has anything to do with it, I believe I’ll be going to a lot of football games in the future. I can see the headlines now in 14 or 15 years. ... “West Rowan wins State Football Championship.” It will make a grandpa’s heart proud. Oh, and by the way, Grandpa McCullough has a head start because he already has the helmet and football waiting on the new arrival. • • • Dicy McCullough is the author of a children's book, “Tired of my Bath,” available at the Literary Book Post and on line at


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Suspected drug cartel gunmen kills missionary at border MONTE ALTO, Texas (AP) — A Texas couple who were attacked at an illegal roadblock in one of Mexico’s most violent areas had been doing missionary work in the country for three decades, and they had come to expect such confrontations, the couple’s son said Thursday. Nancy Davis, 59, was shot in the head Wednesday while her husband, Sam, was trying to speed away from suspected drug cartel gunmen who may have wanted to steal their pickup truck, authorities said. Sam Davis frantically raced to the Pharr International Bridge border checkpoint

with his wife bleeding beside him, but she was declared dead at a McAllen hospital. “It would be easier to count the times they weren’t chased,” the couple’s son, Joseph Davis, told the Associated Press outside his family’s home the remote South Texas town of Monte Alto. Sam Davis’ mother, Francille Davis, told the AP that her son and daughter-in-law were in Mexico on Wednesday to pay pastors in some of the village churches the family had established, but that they had recently put off trips to Mexico because of the spiraling violence.

She said the drug war had prevented Sam from reaching the churches earlier in the month. “Sam had gone in DAVIS and there were dead bodies all over the place,” Francille recalled, explaining that Nancy had stopped making some of those trips because of the risks. “But for some reason Nancy went in (on Wednesday) and did not come out” alive, she said.

The Davises were driving along the two-lane road that connects the city of San Fernando with the border city of Reynosa, about 70 miles north, when they came upon the roadblock, an official in Mexico’s Tamaulipas state attorney general’s office who would not be identified because he is not authorized to discuss the case told the AP. The area where couple was attacked is dominated by the Gulf Cartel, which has been waging a fierce turf war in northeastern Tamaulipas with the Zetas cartel for control of lucrative smuggling routes to the U.S. The area has had 40

violent car thefts in the last two months, the official said. Sam Davis told U.S. investigators that he tried to speed away from the gunmen, and that they gave chase in a pickup truck and opened fire, hitting his wife. Pharr police said Thursday that the couple’s 2008 Chevrolet pickup is the kind of heavyduty, high-profile truck prized by cartels, and that it’s likely the reason the Davises were targeted. Damage to the truck’s quarter-paneling suggests the gunmen tried to ram them, Pharr police Chief Ruben Villescas said. Wednesday’s killing echoes

the September attack on American tourist David Hartley and his wife on Falcon Lake, on the U.S.-Mexico border. Tiffany Hartley said she and her husband were Jet-Skiing in Mexican waters when pirates fired on them, striking her husband and forcing her to flee. His body was not recovered. “I just thank God that he was able to get back across the border with her,” Hartley told the AP. Concerns about the investigation into Hartley’s death led Texas Gov. Rick Perry to call for a stronger response from Mexican authorities.

A mainstay in Mocksville Trailers of the East Coast’s success keeps growing MOCKSVILLE (AP) — When Ted and Jessie Junker sold their dairy farm in 1945 and moved to Davie County to buy Farmer’s Hardware and Store in Appliance Mocksville, they had no idea what they were setting in motion. Over the years, their family business has evolved from a local concern to a corporation with customers in almost all 50 states. “We have something for everyone,” said Bill Junker, the Junkers’ son. “We have trailers from $1,500 to $500,000.” The business now known as Trailers of the East Coast has thrived for more than 65 years and three generations by changing with the times and market conditions. Junker grew up working at his father’s store. After he graduated from Wingate University with a business degree, he and his father decided to take their business to the next level, so they bought Foster & Turrentine Feed Store in Mocksville and renamed it Junker and Son Feed Mill in 1967. Business was booming, as Davie County was heavily populated by dairy farms. By 1980, the dairy farms began disappearing and the feed business went into decline. The Junkers realized they needed to reinvent their business. In 1985, they retrofitted the feed mill and began selling small horse and utility trailers. They changed the name of their company to Junker and Son Trailer Sales and sold four basic models. By 1988, they were doing well enough to catch the eye of Featherlite Trailers, a national trailer manufacturer that offered them a dealership franchise to sell more upscale trailers for horses and general hauling. And a third generation of Junkers arrived on the scene, as Will and Clint Junker, Bill’s sons, joined the corporation.

Soon the Junkers needed a larger location to accommodate their burgeoning business. In 1996, they built a state-of-the-art sales and service center in Mocksville, now known as Trailers of the East Coast. The new facility was visible from Interstate 40 and allowed them to carry a greater variety of trailers and more inventory. Seeing the need to expand the product line and offer consumers a greater choice, Bill Junker and his sons decided to part company with Featherlite, which wanted them to sell Featherlite products exclusively. Today, Trailers of the East Coast is a national leader in the trailer sales and service industry. With the ability to customize trailers to specific needs, the company has captured a large share of the luxury market. Some of the horse trailers feature luxurious living quarters and sell for more than $230,000. Trailers of the East Coast also works with about 80 percent of the NASCAR teams, selling and servicing haulers, trailers and motor homes costing as much as a half a million dollars each. Junker said sales are not as good as they were in better times, but the business is still doing well. “These days, people are always looking for deals,” he said. “Because of our size, we are able to purchase product from other dealers who are going out of business, and from banks that have foreclosed on owners.” This puts Trailers of the East Coast in a position to sell the repossessed items for lower prices for those looking for a deal. The company currently employs 43 people. With nine grandchildren, Junker is confident that a forth generation of Junkers will be involved in the business someday.

Democrats get pair of committee chairs RALEIGH (AP) — Democrats managed to land a couple of committee chairmanships in the Republican-controlled North Carolina Legislature. House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate leader Phil Berger announced standing committee assignments Thursday before the General Assembly adjourned for the weekend. Outgoing Democratic Speaker Joe Hackney of Orange County is a co-chairman of the House Ethics Committee. Democratic Sen. Michael Walters of Robeson County

also agreed to be co-chairman of the Senate State and Local Government Committee. Most of the GOP chairmanships already had been announced. Democrats gave a few committee chairmanships to Republicans when they were in charge for the past two years. Republican Sen. Richard Stevens of Wake County also introduced a bill that would remove a cap on the number of taxpayer-funded charter schools that’s been in place since in 1996.

School says girl’s hair is too wild for class EDENTON (AP) — School officials in Edenton say one 5th grader’s hairdo is too much for her fellow students to handle. The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City reports that 10year-old Jakyra Kearse was taken out of class Wednesday after coming to school sporting a mohawk haircut with dyed red and blue braids. Officials say Kearse was put in a smaller classroom be-

cause her hair was too distracting. Her mother, Ruby, is a former hairdresser who gave her daughter the look. She says her daughter has worn dyed hair before without any problems. Edenton-Chowan Schools Superintendent Allan Smith says the school and the Kearses are working on a way to get Jakyra back into her regular class.

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peter Yu shovels snow on his driveway in somerville, Mass., after a foot of fresh snow fell thursday on top of piles left from two other recent storms.

East Coast continues to dig out NEW YORK (AP) — Enough already. People across the Northeast wearily shoveled their sidewalks and dug out their cars — again — after getting clobbered by the latest in a seemingly never-ending string of snowstorms, this one an overachieving mess that packed more punch than anyone expected. “I’ve lived in New York 70 years, and this year is the worst I remember,” said Lenny Eitelberg, 77. “It’s the continuity of it. It just keeps coming. Every week there’s something new to be worried about. It’s almost become comical.” In the Washington area, up to 7 inches of snow renewed memories of last year’s “snowpocalypse” and created chaos when it hit the nation’s capital at the height of the evening rush hour Wednesday, forcing commuters into treacherous drives home. New Yorkers, keeping close watch on the cleanup after a post-Christmas blizzard paralyzed the city for days, had it a little easier. The heaviest snow arrived overnight, when there weren’t many cars and buses to get stuck. The forecast had called for up to a foot of snow, but the storm brought far more than that. New York got 19 inches, Philadelphia 17. Boston got about a foot, as expected. Many schools closed for a second day Thursday. Airports ground to a halt, and nearly a half-million people lost power

Protester violence up in Egyptian capital as talk of Mubarak’s ouster grows CAIRO (AP) — Violence escalated in two cites outside the capital Cairo Thursday where anti-government protesters torched a fire station and looted weapons that they then turned on police. Egypt’s top democracy advocate returned to the country and declared he was ready to lead the campaign to oust longtime President Hosni Mubarak. In the flashpoint city of Suez, east of Cairo, witnesses said rioters — some wearing surgical masks to ward off tear gas — firebombed the main fire station and firefighters jumped out windows to escape the flames. In the northern Sinai area of Sheik Zuweid, several hundred Bedouins and police exchanged live gunfire, killing a 17year-old man. About 300 protesters surrounded a police station from rooftops of nearby buildings and fired two RPGs at it, damaging the walls. Social networking sites were abuzz with talk that today’s rallies could be some of the biggest so far calling for the ouster of Mubarak after 30 years in power. Millions gather at mosques across the city for Friday prayers, providing organizers with a huge number of people already out on the streets to

tap into. By Thursday evening, Facebook, Twitter, cell phone text messages as well as Blackberry Messenger services were interrupted, possibly a move by authorities to hamper protesters.

Senate rejects efforts to limit filibusters, agrees on steps to lessen blockades WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has rejected efforts to revise its rules to restrict filibusters. Senators voted decisively to retain current rules that require 60 votes to overcome filibusters that are blocking votes on legislation or nominations. Republicans, now in the minority, were united in opposing any weakening of the main power they have to block the Democratic agenda. Democrats, foreseeing the possibility of returning to the minority in the near future, were also reluctant to support the change. Instead, the two top Senate leaders reached an agreement where Republicans would voluntarily curtail some filibusters in exchange for a Democratic promise that Republicans could offer more amendments. The Senate did agree to curtail the practice of secret “holds” where a single senator can anonymously block legislation or nominations.

House Republicans weigh plan to privatize Medicare for those 54 and younger WASHINGTON (AP) — Months after they hammered Democrats for cutting Medicare, House Republicans are debating whether to relaunch their quest to privatize the health program for seniors. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is testing support for his idea to replace Medicare with a fixed payment to buy a private medical plan from a menu of coverage options. Party leaders will determine if the socalled voucher plan will be part of the budget Republicans put out in the spring. “No decisions have been made on the details of our House GOP budget.” Michael Steel, a spokesman for Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said.

Report points to roots of financial crisis, but politics and timing blunt its impact WASHINGTON (AP) — A government panel’s failure to reach a firm conclusion about what caused the financial crisis shows how complex Wall Street has become and how partisan Washington has grown. The blurriness of its report comes months after a new law already has begun tightening financial rules to prevent another crisis.

All of which raises a question: Do the findings of the 633-page report matter? In its report, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission blames a range of obvious culprits: Banks that made reckless bets. Credit rating agencies that endorsed risky mortgage bonds. Government regulators who overlooked danger signs until they threatened the global financial system. It concludes that the crisis might have been prevented if banks had been more careful and regulators had asked tougher questions.

Investigators look into 7,000 potentially fraudulent claims in wake of Gulf oil spill NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The $20 billion fund responsible for compensating victims of BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill has received more than 7,000 potentially fraudulent claims, many of which have been referred to the Justice Department for criminal investigations, the fund’s administrator told a Senate panel on Thursday. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who is overseeing the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, said of more than 481,000 claims filed, 7,575 are considered “to be multiclaimant scams or even efforts at criminal fraud.” The Justice Department has already indicted at least eight claimants. Feinberg testified in Washington on Thursday before a subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Lawmakers criticized Feinberg’s operation of the fund and the slow pace of processing claims, questioning his commitment to transparency.

Publicist: Charlie Sheen in hospital with severe abdominal pains LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlie Sheen’s publicist says the actor has been hospitalized in Los Angeles with severe abdominal pains. Publicist Stan Rosenfield gave no other details of the 45-yearold’s condition. Celebrity website was the first to report Sheen’s hospitalization Thursday. TMZ says Sheen was taken by ambulance following an early morning 911 call. The Emmy-nominatSHEEN ed star of CBS’ “Two and a Half Men” has been dogged by personal problems and apparent health issues. This is his third hospitalization in as many months. And just last week, CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler said network officials “have a high level of concern” about his off-camera behavior.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Four states are vowing to fight the federal government in a bid to preserve state measures that guarantee workers the right to secret ballots in union elections. Attorneys general from Arizona, South Carolina, South Dakota and Utah signed a letter Thursday pledging to defend changes to their state constitutions approved by voters on Nov. 2. “These state laws protect long-existing federal rights and we will vigorously defend any legal attack upon them,� the attorneys general said in a letter to the National Labor Relations Board. Earlier this month, the labor board threatened to sue the states, saying the constitutional amendments conflict with federal law. NLRB spokeswoman Nancy Cleeland said the board is reviewing the letter. Business groups sought the state measures because they fear Congress could pass a new “card check� law requiring every employer to recognize a union if a majority of workers simply sign cards instead of holding secret ballot elections. Democrats failed to muster enough votes in the Senate last year to pass such a measure. Unions have pushed the card check process in hopes of making it easier to form unions when businesses resist organizing efforts.


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Curry Guides Duke BY JOEDY MCCREARY Associated Press

DURHAM — Seth Curry pulled up in Duke 84 transition, BC 68 k n o c k e d down a 3pointer and then flashed that familiar, babyfaced grin. In other words, he looked AssociAted Press a lot like his famous big duke’s Kyle singler scored 14 points in 39 minutes of action brother. “You’re hitting big shots, in duke’s win against Boston college.

you’re having fun out there,” Curry said. “It’s hard not to show it.” Curry scored a seasonhigh 20 points in his return to Duke’s starting lineup, leading the third-ranked Blue Devils past Boston College 84-68 on Thursday night. Nolan Smith finished with 28 points while Kyle Singler had 14 for the Blue Devils (19-1, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who shot 50 percent

from the field, hit 10 3-pointers and used a huge Curryled run early in the second half to claim their fourth straight win. “When I penetrate, defenses can’t leave the corner or leave the wings,” Smith said. “That basically gives me a one-on-one drive to the basket. (His teammates) are going to continue to hit shots and just make it easy.” The expected duel be-

tween the ACC’s top two scorers never materialized. Reggie Jackson, who entered second to Smith in the league scoring race, finished with a season-low seven points — 13 fewer than his average. Corey Raji scored 18 points and Joe Trapani added 14 for BC (14-7, 4-3), which has lost two straight and four of seven overall, and fell to 0-

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County rivalries the best Roaming the county getting ready for tonight ... s there anything better than a county basketball rivalry, especially in Rowan County? It doesn’t matter about record or the teams. Gyms are packed and the play ferocious. Students come out in force, which doesn’t happen in Davidson or Iredell counties on a nightly basis. You might even see Orange Man in the crowd. Carson has one. The Orange Man came to a recent RONNIE game and threw up a few GALLAGHER shots from halfcourt during intermission. If he shows at West Rowan, he should be easy to spot among all the blue. We’ll keep the Orange Man’s identity a secret for now. But Orange Man, we know who you are and we’ll be expecting you tonight at the Gurley Dome. Carson and West Rowan have had some classic battles over the years. Tonight promises to be just one more night to remember. And Howard Platt and WSTP 1490 AM will call the boys game. If its a county rivalry, you can bet our Hall of Famer’s golden voice will be there. That is the marquee matchup in yet another night full of basketball doubleheaders. Salisbury welcomes West Davidson in 2A CCC action. North Rowan is at home against Albemarle, the two top athletic programs in the 1A YVC. East Rowan is at Statesville in the 3A NPC. • Sometimes I ask myself, “How does he do it? How does Mike Gurley always have his West Rowan Falcons in the thick of the North Piedmont Conference race regardless of personnel?” Then, I have to remind myself this guy is only in his early 40s and he’s already won over 400 games. Last year, he got all of his players late from a state title football season. Every-

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With so much on the line tonight, carson will need the help of its orange Man, who is hoisting up a long shot during halftime of a recent cougars game.

NASCAR change Associated Press

CHARLOTTE — NASCAR is replacing the complicated scoring system it has used since 1975 with a more straightforward format. None of the changes for the 2011 season announced by chairman Brian France at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday came as much of a surprise. NASCAR officials had been briefing teams for almost two weeks on the changes in an effort to give competitors feedback on the direction being taken. A race winner will receive 43 points under the new system, and the


Titans, Fisher part ways

Points system scrapped for simpler version BY JENNA FRYER

SPENCER — North Moore boys coach Grant Smith stared up at No. Rowan 55 the scoreboard on the No. Moore 33 wall of the North Rowan gym with a mixture of disbelief, dismay and frustration. The “Visitors” side of that scoreboard seemed to be stuck. North Moore stayed glued to “22” for nine long minutes. YVC frontrunner North Rowan broke open a tight game in the second quarter and crushed contender North Moore 55-33 on Thursday. The seventh-ranked Cavaliers (13-3, 9-0) were playing the second leg of four straight nights in the YVC, and they handled their latest challenge with FORD relative ease. “When North Moore walked on the court, I thought it would be lot different game,” North bruiser Javon Hargrave said. “They have athletes and they came out running right with us. I was sure we were in for a dogfight.” For 11 minutes, the Cavaliers got all they wanted from the Mustangs (10-6, 7-3) and were clinging to a 21-20 lead. Then T.J. Bates dished to Malik Ford for a layup, Bates knocked down two free throws, and the towering Ford finished at the rim again for a seven-point lead. Burly post man Trever Farquharson answered with a pair of free throws for the Mustangs with 3:09 left in the half to make it 27-22, but the game would be decided before the visitors scored again — late in the third quarter. A key to North Moore’s collapse was the third foul on guard Xavier Scotton, the

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points will decrease down to 1 for the 43rd-place driver. There will be three bonus points for the winner, one bonus point for every driver who leads a lap, and one bonus point to the driver that leads the most laps. The maximum points available now will be 48. “Now everyone will know, when a driver is down by 10 points, that he needs to pass 11 more cars to take the lead in the point standings,” France said. “We (had) a point system that’s hard to describe for ourselves. We just thought this was the perfect time ... (to) simplify it so peo-

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owner rick Hendrick listens to questions from reporters.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In a surprising move, the Tennessee Titans have parted ways with Jeff Fisher, who just completed his 16th full season as the NFL’s longest-tenured coach. The team said in a release Thursday night that “Fisher will no longer be the head coach of the team.” The Titans announced the move within an hour of a report by that they were negotiating Fisher’s departure. Though Fisher, 52, had been derided locally as “Coach .500” or “Coacho Ocho,” he seemingly had just survived a battle with quarterback Vince Young. Adams decided to either release Young or trade him on Jan. 5. The owner announced two days later

that he would be keeping Fisher. Fisher and Young never really jelled in five seasons together after the Titans drafted the former Texas standout with the third overall pick in 2006 under orders from Adams. The relationship frayed even as Fisher publicly defended Young until Nov. 21 when the situation exploded. Young tossed his shoulder pads and other equipment into the stands after an overtime loss in which the quarterback suffered a season-ending injury. Running back Chris Johnson said Wednesday while practicing in Hawaii for the Pro Bowl he didn’t think Fisher or Young could work together after “it hit the fan.”


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TV Sports Friday, Jan. 28 AUTO RACING 11 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, pole qualifying for All-Star Showdown, at Irwindale, Calif. ATHLETICS 8 p.m. ESPN2 — Millrose Games, at New York BOXING 10 p.m. ESPN2 — Heavyweights, Chris Arreola (29-2-0) vs. Joey Abell (27-4-0), at Temecula, Calif. EXTREME SPORTS Noon ESPN2 — X Games, at Aspen, Colo. 7 p.m. ESPN — X Games, at Aspen, Colo. GOLF 3 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Farmers Insurance Open, second round, at La Jolla, Calif. NBA BASKETBALL 10:30 p.m. ESPN — Boston at Phoenix TENNIS 3 a.m. ESPN2 — Australian Open, women’s championship match, at Melbourne, Australia

Area schedule Friday, January 28 PREP BASKETBALL 6 p.m. Davie at West Forsyth Albemarle at North Rowan West Davidson at Salisbury 6:30 p.m. Carson at West Rowan East Rowan at Statesville A.L. Brown at Cox Mill 7 p.m. North Hills at Brisbane Academy (boys) PREP WRESTLING 6:30 p.m. Statesville at East Rowan West Rowan at Carson MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL Rowan County Tournament at Southeast 4:30 p.m. Girls championship: No. 1 Knox vs. No. 2 Corriher-Lipe 6:30 p.m. Boys championship: No. 1 Erwin vs. No. 2 West Rowan

Prep wrestling Middle schools Conference tournament Team scores 1. China Grove............................215 2. Erwin ....................................176 3. Mooresville ...........................158 4. West Rowan .........................153 5. North Rowan ........................117 6. Corriher-Lipe ........................109 7. Knox .....................................99 8. Southeast .............................24 Individuals 85 — 1. Tyler Fields (CL); 2. Tucker Key (M); 3. Chance Brown (E) 95 — 1. Brady Argabright (E); 2. Austin Lear (CG); 3. Tyler Sywenki (WR) 105 — 1. Marco Gonzalez (NR); 2. Jaleel Hitchens (K); 3. Logan Durham (CL) 114 — 1. Angel Ruiz (CL); 2. Zack Ridenhour (WR); 3. Ike Freeman (E) 121 — 1. Jacob Broughton (WR); 2. Absalom Patterson (NR); 3. Daniel Muncy (E) 127 — 1. Ben Kluttz (WR); 2. Bryant Godsey (E); 3. Joey Taggart (SE) 132 — 1. Raylon Coleman (K); 2. Isaac Hengel (CG); 3. Ben Izzo (M) 137 — 1. Marshall Shank (E); 2. Jacob McCurry (CG); 3. Nick York (CL) 142 — 1. Jeremy Small (M); 2. Shiheem Saunders (NR); 3. Kevin Phillips (E) 147 — 1. Brad Hager (CG); 2. Justin Coe (E); 3. Houston Hensley (M) 154 — 1. Brandon Sloop (CG); 2. Jordan Oglesby (K); 3. Anthony Pauls (M) 162 — 1. Jeffrey Burton (K); 2. Caleb Martin (M); 3. Grex Urey (CL) 173 — 1. Anthony McCurry (CG); 2. Bo Canupp (WR); 3. Cody Maynard (M) 191 — 1. Chance Honeycutt (CG); 2. Robert Barringer (E); 3. Jake Radtke (WR) 215 — 1. Alex Lyles (CG); 2. Jalen Morman (WR); 3. Dylan Auten (NR) Hwt — 1. Cody Brown (CG); 2. Hunter Mesimer (WR); 3. Alex Reid (M)

Carson 55, East Rowan 28 West Rowan 68, West Iredell 37 Thursday’s game North Iredell 77, South Rowan 52 Friday’s games Carson at West Rowan East Rowan at Statesville West Iredell at North Iredell


Boys SPC Overall 8-0 15-1 Concord NW Cabarrus 7-1 12-5 A.L. Brown 5-3 9-5 5-4 11-6 Central Cabarrus Hickory Ridge 4-4 10-7 Cox Mill 2-7 4-13 1-6 5-11 Robinson Mount Pleasant 1-8 5-13 Wednesday’s games NW Cabarrus 62, A.L. Brown 47 Robinson 63, Mount Pleasant 44

ACC Overall Florida State 5-1 15-5 Duke 6-1 19-1 4-1 14-5 North Carolina Boston College 4-3 14-7 Clemson 3-3 14-6 3-3 13-6 Virginia Tech Maryland 3-3 13-7 Georgia Tech 3-3 10-9 2-4 12-8 N.C. State Virginia 2-4 11-9 Miami 1-5 12-8 0-5 7-13 Wake Forest Thursday’s games Duke 84, Boston College 68 Maryland 66, Virginia 42 Saturday’s games Florida Stateat Clemson, Noon, ACC Network N.C. State at North Carolina, 2 p.m., ESPN Virginia at Wake Forest, 4 p.m., ACC Network

Girls SPC Overall 8-0 10-6 Concord Hickory Ridge 7-1 12-5 Robinson 5-2 11-4 5-3 6-10 NW Cabarrus A.L. Brown 4-4 8-9 Mount Pleasant 3-6 9-9 0-8 1-12 Central Cabarrus Cox Mill 0-8 1-14 Wednesday’s games NW Cabarrus 62, A.L. Brown 52 Robinson 83, Mount Pleasant 52 Friday’s games Central Cabarrus at Concord A.L. Brown at Cox Mill Mount Pleasant at Hickory Ridge NW Cabarrus at Robinson

4A Central Piedmont CPC 4-0 3-1 3-2 1-2 1-3 0-4

Overall 17-0 16-2 14-3 4-10 6-9 8-7

Girls CPC Overall Mount Tabor 4-0 13-2 3-1 11-4 West Forsyth R.J. Reynolds 2-1 9-5 Reagan 1-3 5-10 1-3 6-8 North Davidson Davie County 1-4 6-12 Friday’s games Davie at West Forsyth Mount Tabor at R.J. Reynolds Reagan at North Davidson

College baseball SAC Poll 1. Catawba (6) ............................94 2. Wingate (4)...........................86 3. Carson-Newman ..................78 4. Tusculum ..............................73 5. Mars Hill ...............................59 6. Lincoln Memorial ..................54 7. Lenoir-Rhyne........................39 8. Anderson ..............................29 9. Newberry ..............................27 10. Brevard...............................11

All-SAC Preseason First Team C – Sean Cotten, Tusculum SP — Nathan Furr, Catawba SP — Austin Bridgewater, Carson-Newman SP — Tyler Collins, Tusculum RP – Wil Huneycutt, Catawba 1B – Brian Yeung, Wingate 2B — Payden Houser, Tusculum SS — Chris Vazquez, Wingate 3B — John Couch, Lincoln Memorial OF — Cody Pack, Lincoln Memorial OF — Rusty Smith, Mars Hill OF — Dodson McPherson, Wingate DH — Brian Dice, Lenoir-Rhyne Second team C — Adam Lewis, Mars Hill SP — Nick Lomascolo, Catawba SP — John McElwee, Newberry SP — Chris Nelson, Wingate RP — Tony Hearrell, Mars Hill 1B — Erick Sanderson, Anderson 2B — Ryan Saxon, Anderson SS — Dalton Hall, Lenoir-Rhyne 3B — Chris Love, Newberry OF — Cody Baker, Lincoln Memorial OF — Stephen Andrews, Lenoir-Rhyne OF — Ryan Bostian, Catawba DH — Garrett Furr, Catawba

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1A Yadkin Valley Boys YVC Overall 9-0 13-3 North Rowan Albemarle 7-1 9-2 West Montgomery 9-2 9-5 7-3 10-6 North Moore South Davidson 5-6 8-8 East Montgomery 3-5 4-6 3-8 4-12 Chatham Central Gray Stone 1-8 2-14 South Stanly 0-11 0-14 Wednesday’s games North Rowan 80, South Stanly 40 Albemarle 72, Chatham Central 43 Thursday’s games North Rowan 55, North Moore 33 South Davidson 54, Gray Stone 40 W. Montgomery def. E. Montgomery Overall YVC Girls Albemarle 8-0 9-2 North Moore 8-2 12-5 8-3 10-5 Chatham Central East Montgomery 4-3 4-7 South Davidson 5-6 7-9 4-7 4-11 South Stanly North Rowan 3-6 4-12 West Montgomery 3-8 3-11 0-8 3-12 Gray Stone Wednesday’s games Albemarle 45, Chatham Central 38 South Stanly 57, North Rowan 45 Thursday’s games North Moore 55, North Rowan 37 South Davidson 51, Gray Stone 37 E. Montgomery 53, W. Montgomery 46 Friday’s games Chatham Central at Gray Stone East Montgomery at South Stanly Albemarle at North Rowan North Moore at South Davidson

2A Central Carolina Boys CCC Overall Salisbury 4-0 11-4 Lexington 2-1 7-9 East Davidson 2-2 10-7 Central Davidson 2-3 8-8 Thomasville 1-2 4-11 West Davidson 0-3 4-8 Wednesday’s game Salisbury 69, Central Davidson 43 CCC Overall Girls Salisbury 4-0 13-1 Central Davidson 4-1 13-3 Thomasville 2-1 14-2 East Davidson 1-3 11-6 Lexington 0-3 6-9 West Davidson 0-3 1-10 Wednesday’s game Salisbury 77, Central Davidson 53 Friday’s games East Davidson at Lexington West Davidson at Salisbury Central Davidson at Thomasville

3A North Piedmont Boys NPC Overall Statesville 7-0 12-3 West Rowan 6-1 8-9 Carson 4-3 7-9 West Iredell 3-4 8-8 North Iredell 2-4 5-9 East Rowan 1-6 1-14 South Rowan 1-6 4-13 Wednesday’s games Statesville 61, South Rowan 48 Carson 61, East Rowan 46 West Rowan 83, West Iredell 73 (OT) Thursday’s game South Rowan 55, North Iredell 49 Girls NPC Overall North Iredell 6-0 13-1 Carson 6-1 12-4 West Rowan 5-2 13-5 South Rowan 3-4 6-10 East Rowan 2-5 4-11 West Iredell 2-5 3-12 Statesville 0-7 0-15 Wednesday’s games South Rowan 50, Statesville 30

Lees-McRae 0-7 3-11 Saturday’s games Coker at Queens Erskine at North Greenville Mount Olive at Limestone Pfeiffer at District of Columbia St. Andrews at Belmont Abbey Barton at Lees-McRae

3A South Piedmont

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

1.Lenoir-Rhyne (8)......................98 2. Wingate (1) .............................85 3. Carson-Newman (1) ...............80 4. Mars Hill..................................67 5. Newberry ................................58 6. Lincoln Memorial ....................40 7. Catawba..................................39 8. Brevard ...................................30 8. Tusculum ................................30 10. Anderson...............................23

All-SAC Preseason First Team C – Sarah Atkins, Lenoir-Rhyne P — Dawon Millwood, Lenoir-Rhyne P — Brittany Blankenship, Wingate 1B — Ashley Seawell, Mars Hill 2B — Carlee Carpenter, Lenoir-Rhyne SS — Kat Rivers, Lenoir-Rhyne 3B — Natalie Haithcox, Mars Hill OF — Carly Sabat, Catawba OF — Chelsea Chipoletti, Newberry OF — Aissa Gatewood, Newberry U — Mary Shealy, Carson-Newman DP – Emily Chavis, Wingate

College hoops Standings

Southeastern SEC Overall Eastern Florida 4-1 14-4 Kentucky 3-2 15-4 3-2 15-4 Vanderbilt Georgia 3-2 14-4 South Carolina 3-2 12-6 2-3 12-8 Tennessee Western SEC Overall Alabama 4-1 12-7 3-2 11-9 LSU Arkansas 3-3 13-6 Mississippi State 2-3 10-9 1-4 12-7 Mississippi Auburn 0-6 7-13 Thursday’s game Vanderbilt 81, Mississippi State 74 Saturday’s games Florida at Mississippi State, 1 p.m., CBS Auburn at South Carolina, 1:30 p.m. Tennessee at Mississippi, 4 p.m. Georgia at Kentucky, 4 p.m., ESPN Arkansas at Vanderbilt, 6 p.m., FSN LSU at Alabama, 8 p.m., FSN

Other scores EAST Colgate 79, Holy Cross 72 La Salle 76, Saint Joseph’s 72 Rider 61, Iona 59 St. Peter's 85, Marist 53 Wagner 80, Bryant 75, OT SOUTH Austin Peay 61, E. Kentucky 52 Charleston Southern 70, Radford 62, OT Chattanooga 111, UNC-G 110, 2OT Coastal Carolina 82, High Point 58 George Mason 84, Towson 58 Liberty 83, UNC Asheville 81, OT Louisiana Tech 71, Idaho 56 Samford 69, Elon 67 South Alabama 83, Troy 78 South Florida 71, DePaul 60 VMI 85, Gardner-Webb 66 Va. Commonwealth 82, Hofstra 67 W. Carolina 65, Furman 41 W. Kentucky 81, Fla. International 78 Wofford 74, Appalachian St. 65 MIDWEST Cleveland St. 63, Ill.-Chicago 49 Indiana 52, Illinois 49 Kent St. 66, Ball St. 53 Miami (Ohio) 68, Cent. Michigan 58 Michigan 61, Michigan St. 57 FAR WEST Arizona 85, UCLA 74 New Mexico St. 96, Boise St. 87, OT Oregon 67, Stanford 59 S. Francisco 61, Loyola Marymount 60 Southern Cal 63, Arizona St. 61

Notable boxes Duke 84, BC 68 BOSTON COLLEGE (14-7) Raji 7-12 2-4 18, Trapani 6-13 0-0 14, Southern 3-7 0-1 6, Paris 4-12 0-0 11, Elmore 4-5 2-2 10, Jackson 3-11 1-2 7, Moton 0-0 0-0 0, Rubin 0-0 0-0 0, Dunn 1-1 00 2. Totals 28-61 5-9 68. DUKE (19-1) Ma. Plumlee 3-4 2-6 8, Singler 5-14 2-2 14, Kelly 6-9 0-0 14, Smith 10-20 7-7 28, Curry 6-9 3-4 20, Thornton 0-0 0-0 0, Hairston 0-2 0-0 0, Dawkins 0-1 0-0 0, Mi. Plumlee 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 30-60 14-19 84. Halftime—Duke 41-32. 3-Point Goals— Boston College 7-20 (Paris 3-7, Trapani 24, Raji 2-4, Elmore 0-1, Jackson 0-4), Duke 10-22 (Curry 5-7, Kelly 2-4, Singler 2-7, Smith 1-3, Dawkins 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Boston College 33 (Trapani 11), Duke 35 (Ma. Plumlee 12). Assists—Boston College 16 (Jackson 6), Duke 16 (Smith 8). Total Fouls—Boston College 14, Duke 14. A—9,314.

Maryland 66, VIrginia 42 MARYLAND (13-7) Williams 2-5 0-0 4, Gregory 4-6 0-0 8, Bowie 8-13 3-5 22, Stoglin 3-7 0-0 7, Mosley 0-3 0-0 0, Weijs 1-1 0-0 2, Parker 0-0 0-0 0, Palsson 0-1 0-0 0, Howard 4-5 0-0 9, Tucker 5-9 1-1 13, Padgett 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 2750 5-8 66. VIRGINIA (11-9) Sene 2-4 1-2 5, Evans 2-5 1-2 6, Farrakhan 3-10 2-5 8, Harris 3-8 0-0 8, Harrell 2-11 1-2 5, Regan 1-1 0-0 2, Zeglinski 1-4 0-0 3, Baron 0-1 0-0 0, Sherrill 1-2 0-0 2, Mitchell 1-2 1-2 3, Rogers 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 16-48 6-13 42. Halftime—Maryland 26-21. 3-Point Goals—Maryland 7-15 (Bowie 3-5, Tucker 2-5, Howard 1-1, Stoglin 1-4), Virginia 4-17 (Harris 2-5, Evans 1-1, Zeglinski 1-3, Sherrill 0-1, Mitchell 0-1, Baron 0-1, Harrell 0-2, Farrakhan 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Maryland 28 (Williams 6), Virginia 29 (Sene 15). Assists—Maryland 14 (Howard 4), Virginia 8 (Zeglinski 3). Total Fouls—Maryland 14, Virginia 12. A—10,257.

Women’s hoops

SAC SAC Overall Lincoln Memorial 9-0 17-0 6-3 12-7 Anderson Tusculum 6-3 9-10 Wingate 5-4 10-7 Brevard 5-4 7-7 Carson-Newman 5-4 8-9 Newberry 3-6 8-9 Catawba 3-6 7-10 Mars Hill 2-7 5-12 Lenoir-Rhyne 1-8 2-15 Saturday’s games Anderson at Brevard Newberry at Tusculum Mars Hill at Lenoir-Rhyne Catawba at Carson-Newman Wingate Lincoln Memorial

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

SAC 7-2 6-3 6-3 6-3 5-4 5-4 3-6 3-6 3-6 1-8

Overall 11-6 13-4 11-6 11-6 11-8 8-9 8-9 7-10 7-12 5-14


CIAA Northern Division Overall Bowie State 2-0 12-3 St. Paul’s 2-0 6-9 Elizabeth City State 2-1 12-5 Virginia Union 2-1 7-6 Lincoln 1-1 2-13 Virginia State 0-3 1-15 Chowan 0-3 1-16 Southern Division Overall Winston-Salem State 1-0 13-3 Johnson C. Smith 1-0 12-4 St. Augustine’s 1-0 6-10 Shaw 0-1 11-6 Livingstone 0-1 9-5 Fayetteville State 0-1 8-8 Thursday’s games Lincoln at Bowie State, ppd. Elizabeth City State 83, Chowan 72 Livingstone 78, St. Paul’s 55 Saturday’s games Virginia Union at Chowan Bowie State at St. Paul’s Elizabeth City State at Virginia State Shaw at Livingstone J.C. Smith at Fayetteville State St. Augustine’s at Winston-Salem State

Conference Carolinas Queens Limestone Mount Olive Barton Pfeiffer St. Andrews Coker Belmont Abbey Erskine



CC 9-0 7-1 5-4 5-4 5-4 4-5 3-5 3-5 1-7

Overall 13-4 13-3 10-7 10-7 7-9 8-9 5-10 7-8 2-11

Northern Division Chowan 3-0 Virginia State 1-0 Bowie State 1-1 St. Paul’s 1-1 Elizabeth City State 1-2 Virginia Union 0-1 Lincoln 0-2 Southern Division Johnson C. Smith 1-0 Winston-Salem State 1-0 Shaw 1-0 St. Augustine’s 0-1 Livingstone 0-1 Fayetteville State 0-1

Overall 8-9 10-4 8-7 2-13 12-7 0-13 1-14 Overall 15-1 11-6 12-7 11-6 10-4 5-12

ACC ACC Overall Duke 6-0 20-0 Georgia Tech 6-1 18-5 Miami 5-1 19-2 Florida State 5-1 17-4 North Carolina 3-2 17-3 Maryland 3-2 16-3 Boston College 2-4 15-6 Clemson 2-5 9-13 Wake Forest 1-4 10-11 Virginia 1-4 12-9 N.C. State 1-5 9-11 Virginia Tech 0-6 9-11 Thursday’s games Miami 84, N.C. State 77 Florida State 102, Boston College 93 Georgia Tech 78, Virginia Tech 57 Friday’s games Virginia at North Carolina Wake Forest at Maryland

East, South win titles

Arkansas at Florida, 8 p.m., FSN


Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division L Pct GB W Boston 34 10 .773 — New York 24 21 .533 101⁄2 20 25 .444 141⁄2 Philadelphia New Jersey 14 32 .304 21 Toronto 13 33 .283 22 Southeast Division L Pct GB W Miami 31 14 .689 — Orlando 30 16 .652 11⁄2 29 17 .630 21⁄2 Atlanta CHARLOTTE 19 25 .432 111⁄2 Washington 13 31 .295 171⁄2 Central Division L Pct GB W Chicago 31 14 .689 — Milwaukee 17 26 .395 13 16 26 .381 131⁄2 Indiana Detroit 17 29 .370 141⁄2 Cleveland 8 37 .178 23 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division L Pct GB W San Antonio 39 7 .848 — Dallas 30 15 .667 81⁄2 31 16 .660 81⁄2 New Orleans Memphis 22 24 .478 17 Houston 22 26 .458 18 Northwest Division L Pct GB W Oklahoma City 29 16 .644 — Denver 27 18 .600 2 27 19 .587 21⁄2 Utah Portland 25 21 .543 41⁄2 Minnesota 10 35 .222 19 Pacific Division L Pct GB W L.A. Lakers 33 13 .717 — Phoenix 20 24 .455 12 19 26 .422 131⁄2 Golden State L.A. Clippers 17 28 .378 151⁄2 Sacramento 10 33 .233 211⁄2 Thursday’s Games New York 93, Miami 88 Dallas 111, Houston 106 Boston at Portland, late Friday’s Games New Jersey at Indiana, 7 p.m. Memphis at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Toronto, 7 p.m. New York at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Denver at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Orlando at Chicago, 8 p.m. Washington at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Utah, 9 p.m. CHARLOTTE at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Sacramento at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Boston at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m.


East Rowan’s girls won the NPC Swim Meet held at Hurley YMCA on Thursday with 271 points. South Rowan (248) took second. Carson (117) placed fifth, and West Rowan (16) was seventh. East’s 200 medley relay team of Madison Hall, Sarah Agner, Katie Egloff and Meagan Barbetto won the 200 medley relay in 2:11. East’s Hall, Hailey Bartleson, Katelyn Shuping and Barbetto won the 200 free relay in 1:54.08. Agner, Bartleson, Shuping and Barbetto won the 400 free relay in 4:21.05. Agner won the 200 free in 2:15.02 and the 50 free in 5:51.03. Barbetto won the 200 IM in 2:37.81. Bartleson won the 100 free in 1:03.28 South’s Nicole Mauldin won the 100 fly in 1:11.58 and the 100 backstroke in 1:07.96.  South’s boys won the NPC meet with 277 points. West Iredell was second with 230. East (188) placed third. Carson (119) was fourth. West Rowan (92) was sixth. South’s Wayne Burris, Caleb Helms, C.T. Welch and Aaron Deason won the 200 free relay. Deason won the 200 free in 2:06.10. Burris won the 50 free in 24.93 seconds. Helms won the 100 breast in 1:16.76. Patrick King won the 500 free in 6:13.21. East’s Luke Evans, Kyle Fischer, Clark Agner and Danny Martin won the 200 medley relay in 1:57.10. Fischer won the 100 butterfly in 1:01.12. Evans won the 100 back in 1:02.11.

 CCC swim meet

Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF Philadelphia 50 33 12 5 71 174 Pittsburgh 50 31 15 4 66 154 N.Y. Rangers 52 29 20 3 61 148 N.Y. Islanders49 15 27 7 37 119 New Jersey 49 16 30 3 35 101 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF 50 28 15 7 63 152 Boston Montreal 50 27 18 5 59 130 Buffalo 49 23 21 5 51 137 49 19 25 5 43 124 Toronto Ottawa 50 17 25 8 42 108 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Tampa Bay 51 31 15 5 67 154 Washington 51 27 15 9 63 140 Atlanta 52 24 19 9 57 152 50 25 19 6 56 153 Carolina Florida 49 22 22 5 49 131 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF Detroit 49 30 13 6 66 166 50 27 17 6 60 134 Nashville Chicago 50 26 20 4 56 157 Columbus 49 23 21 5 51 130 49 22 20 7 51 130 St. Louis Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF Vancouver 50 31 10 9 71 165 Colorado 50 25 19 6 56 161 Minnesota 49 25 19 5 55 130 51 24 21 6 54 144 Calgary Edmonton 49 15 26 8 38 122 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF Dallas 50 30 15 5 65 147 52 28 20 4 60 140 Anaheim Phoenix 51 25 17 9 59 149 San Jose 50 25 19 6 56 139 Los Angeles 50 27 22 1 55 143 Wednesday’s Games Los Angeles 3, San Jose 2, SO Boston 2, Florida 1 Carolina 4, N.Y. Islanders 2 Atlanta 1, Washington 0 Detroit 3, New Jersey 1 Dallas 3, Edmonton 1 Phoenix 5, Colorado 2 Calgary 4, St. Louis 1 Vancouver 2, Nashville 1 Thursday’s Games No games scheduled

From staff reports

GA 130 114 126 162 146 GA 112 123 144 153 160 GA 154 129 166 155 131 GA 143 119 139 152 146 GA 121 165 134 152 168 GA 137 146 145 138 124

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 KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Agreed to terms with LHP Brandon Sisk on a minor league contract. National League CHICAGO CUBS—Agreed to terms with RHP Braden Looper and INF Augie Ojeda on minor league contracts. CINCINNATI REDS—Announced the retirement of Gene Bennett senior special assistant to the general manager. HOUSTON ASTROS—Agreed to terms with 3B Chris Johnson and C J.R. Towles on one-year contracts. MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Agreed to terms with INF Erick Almonte on a minor league contract. WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Designated OF Justin Maxwell for assignment. FOOTBALL National Football League BALTIMORE RAVENS—Fired quarterbacks coach Jim Zorn. CAROLINA PANTHERS—Named Scott Turner offensive quality control coach. DENVER BRONCOS—Named Keith Burns special teams coach and Sam Garnes secondary coach. OAKLAND RAIDERS—Named Steve Wisniewski offensive line coach. TENNESSEE TITANS—Announced coach Jeff Fisher will not return next season. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Signed DT Jay Alford, S James Brindley and WR Chris Carter to future contracts.

Golf Farmers Insurance Purse: $5.8 million First Round Sunghoon Kang 33-31—64n Alex Prugh 34-31—65n Rickie Fowler 34-31—65n Chris Kirk 32-34—66n John Daly 33-34—67s Brandt Jobe 33-34—67n Bill Haas 33-34—67n Keegan Bradley 35-32—67n Fabian Gomez 34-33—67s Ryuji Imada 33-34—67n Fredrik Jacobson 33-34—67n Y.E. Yang 34-33—67n Phil Mickelson 35-32—67s Marc Leishman 34-33—67n Anthony Kim 34-34—68n Matt Jones 34-34—68s Ben Martin 34-34—68n Paul Stankowski 35-33—68s Rory Sabbatini 33-35—68n

Salisbury’s girls scored 121 points and finished second to West Davidson in Thursday’s CCC Swim Meet at Hurley YMCA. Salisbury’s Katie Cater, McKenzie Stevens, Alexandra Drye and Carley Drye won the 200 medley relay in 2:04.33, and the same foursome won the 400 free relay in 4:02.55 Stevens won the 100 butterfly in 1:03.31, and Carley Drye won the 100 free in 57.28 seconds.  Salisbury’s boys tied Lexington for third place with 78 points. West Davidson won the meet with 162.5, with Central Davidson taking second. Salisbury’s Andrew McCollister won the 500 freestyle in 4:56.10 and also won the 100 breaststroke in 1:04.55. More results from the swim meets in Saturday’s Scoreboard.

Rhodes scored 11, and Jasmine Murray and Brittany Wright had 10 each.  Domonique China recorded the second triple-double of her career (10 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists) to lead Pfeiffer to an 83-48 win against Coker on Wednesday in Conference Carolinas play.

 Men’s college hoops Livingstone men’s basketball team shot 53 percent from the field and rolled 78-55 at St. Paul’s on Thursday in a rescheduled CIAA contest. Darius Cox recorded 16 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Blue Bears (9-5, 4-3). Tyler Johnson finished with 13 points, while Donte Durant added 11 and Trone Jackson 10.  Pfeiffer’s men’s basketball team beat Coker 80-75 at Merner Gym on Wednesday. The game was notable for senior All-America post man Chris Woods’ first career 3-pointer. He drilled it with the Falcons (7-9, 54) clinging to a two-point lead with 38 seconds left.

 Sacred Heart hoops Sacred Heart’s varsity girls basketball team beat Concordia Lutheran 26-18. The Dolphins (17-5, 5-0) were led by Erin Ansbro’s 17 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and five steals. Meghan Hedgepeth added five rebounds, six assists and seven steals. Kate Sullivan had five points, and Carolina Parrott had six rebounds.  The Sacred Heart jayvee girls defeated Concordia Lutheran 16-7. Dakotah Insley led the Dolphins with six points and seven rebounds. Maria Strobel followed with five points. Julia Honeycutt and Bess Bryan led the defense with four steals each.  Sacred Heart’s varsity boys had a cold shooting night in a loss to Concordia in which they were outscored 15-0 in the second quarter. The Dolphins (10-13, 2-3) were led by Christian Hester with seven points and eight rebounds. Reilly Gokey and Joseph Harrison scored five each.

 College softball

Lenoir-Rhyne is the favorite to repeat as SAC softball champion. The Bears received eight of 10 first-place votes in a poll of league coaches released this week. Wingate was picked second. Catawba was picked seventh. Catawba outfielder Carly Sabat was picked for the preseason All-SAC  Middle school hoops first team. No. 2 seed Corriher-Lipe beat No. See Scoreboard.  Pfeiffer tied for fifth in the vot3 Erwin 43-39 in a Rowan County Middle School Conference Tournament ing in the Conference Carolinas preseason softball poll. semifinal on Wednesday. Avery Locklear led the Yellow Jackets (14-2), who rallied from a 36-  Jayvee girls 32 deficit, with 16 points. Salisbury’s jayvee girls basketball Carolina Hubbard and Cassidy Chipman scored nine apiece. Hub- team stayed undefeated with a 35-24 bard hit two big 3s in the second half. win against Central Davidson. The Hornets (10-0, 4-0 CCC) were Alex Bare had four crucial points in led by Daterria Connor and Bobbie the fourth quarter. Erwin, which had two chances to Propst with 10 points each. Patreece tie in the final 15 seconds, finished Lattimore and Danielle Harmon 12-4. The Eagles were led by Kaleigh scored eight apiece.  South Rowan’s jayvee girls Troutman with 19 points and 15 rebounds. Kelli Fisher had eight points, edged Statesville 34-30. Emma Pope led the Raiders (8-5, 17 rebounds and nine blocked shots. Erin Hatley added six points and six 2-4 NPC) with 12 points, and Courtney Sweeney scored nine. rebounds. Corriher-Lipe advanced to play top-seeded Knox (15-1) today at 4:30  Salisbury 49ers football p.m. at Southeast for the champiThere’s been a time change for onship. The teams split in the reguSaturday’s football and cheerleading lar season.  West Rowan’s second-seeded registration at Hall Gym for the Salboys beat No. 3 Mooresville 48-42 in isbury 49ers. a tournament semifinal on WednesRegistration is from 10-1. Bring a day. Alexis Archie led the winners birth certificate. Coaches will be with 18 points. Celexus Long had 12 available to answer questions. points, including two 3-pointers. M.J. Rayner scored 11 points. Tyler Poteat  Carolina Phenoms added five points. The Carolina Phenoms will have a West led 36-28 entering the final quarter. Mooresville closed the gap meeting Saturday from 4-6 at East to one point with 2:08 to play, but the Rowan for all eighth-grade boys inBulldogs outscored the Red Imps 6-1 terested in tryouts for the upcoming season. Players and parents are asked down the stretch. Mooresville (10-6) was led by to attend the meeting . Contact André Zachary Wardlow’s five 3-pointers McCain at 704-738-7990. and 19 points. Anthony Sherrill scored 11 for the Red Imps. Jordan  7th-grade hoops Vanderburg added nine points. Erwin’s seventh-grade girls beat West takes on top-seeded Erwin (14-2) in the championship game at Mooresville 38-28 on Thursday behind Shenelle Pharr’s 14 points, 11 re6:30 p.m. today. bounds and five steals. Erwin (2-0), which led by one point  Middle school wrestling at halftime, also got seven points and Host China Grove won the Rowan seven rebounds from Shenique Pharr County Middle School Conference and seven points and six rebounds Tournament. from Jocelyn Lowe. North Rowan’s Marc Gonzalez and Brittany Small had 13 rebounds Knox’s Jeffrey Burton were voted and four blocked shots. Montana KimMost Outstanding Wrestlers. rey and Avery Wright had six reRepeat champions included Gon- bounds apiece. zalez, Corriher-Lipe’s Angel Ruiz, Mooresville (0-1) was led by AshKnox’s Raylon Coleman and China ley Bowen’s nine points plus strong Grove’s Brandon Sloop and Anthony rebounding and shot-blocking. McCurry. Donita Blackwood and Brianna See Scoreboard. Young scored eight and seven, respectively.  Erwin’s boys topped Mooresville  Women’s college hoops 36-31 behind Landon Goodman’s Livingstone’s women’s basketball three 3-pointers, 15 points and five team won a CIAA makeup game at St. steals. Paul’s 71-50 on Thursday. Addison Fry scored seven points, Livingstone broke school records while Logan Shuping and Austin Love by forcing 54 turnovers and coming tallied five apiece. Cody Meadows up with 31 steals. had eight rebounds. Kelcyn Manurs led five Blue Bears Mooresville (0-1) was led by Marin double figures with 16 points. Mon- cus Shipp with eight points and tiya Harrison added 13. Cassaundra Kellen Hall with seven.


FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 2011 • 3B




South Rowan students, always loyal and always raucous, give Carson’s players a hard time during an earlier game this season.

GALLAGHER FROM 1B one thought there was no way a bunch of football players could win anything. So what did Gurley’s team do? It won everything — the conference regular season, the conference tournament, the sectional tournament. ... I thought it was his best coaching job ever. Until now. Oh yeah, you say, that 8-9 record is really outstanding. But the only record that counts is 6-1, his mark in the NPC. Gurley has dealt with injuries to his best player — Keshun Sherrill. Even after football season ended with yet another state title, he had to wait on B.J. Sherrill (concussion) and Domonique Noble (knee). He has played skinny freshmen and burly sophomores. But after beating West Iredell in overtime Wednesday, West and it’s losing overall record has a chance to win another title. First, it has to get past Carson (7-9, 4-3) tonight. If that happens, the Falcons will play host to first-place Statesville (12-3, 7-0) on Tuesday. Carson and West have given us some of our best matchups ever. You can never count the Cougars out as long as they have that sweet stroke of Nick Houston on the floor. It should be a packed house at West tonight. But when isn’t there a packed house for a Rowan County rivalry game? • North Rowan and Salisbury are already in first place and hope to stay there with wins tonight. North ( 12-3, 8-0) has its own

rivalry going with Albemarle and the two will have a monumental battle in Spencer. Last year, the Cavs won the regular season and the Bulldogs (8-2, 61) took the tournament. Salisbury (11-4, 4-0) should stay in first at home against the Green Dragons (4-8, 0-3). • I was in the Central Davidson gym Wednesday, watching a Spartan girls team that has become the second best in the CCC. Of course, the juggernaut is Salisbury and apparently, no one is going to beat them in this league. But it’s nice to see Central at 13-3. I was there a few years ago when Salisbury buried the Spartans 94-14. And to this day, I maintain, Salisbury didn’t intentionally run it up. • Speaking of Central, when the Spartan boys come to Salisbury on Feb. 2, take a good look at Central coach Brian Hege. He reminds me of The Situation on Jersey Shore? • New faces have sprung up this season and two big men are shining bright: Salisbury’s 6-6 Jarrett Rivens and Carson’s 6-4 Rik Heggins. Let’s see how Heggins does against the West Crazies tonight. • Carson’s girls are still a solid second in the NPC and have North Iredell coming to their place later in the season. The Cougars have already beaten West Rowan twice. How will they do in a hostile territory? Stay tuned. You never know what’s going to happen in a county rivalry — except that you’re going to have a lot of fun. • Contact Ronnie Gallagher at 704-797-4287 or

NORTH MOORE (33) — Scotton 8, Brock 8, Farquharson 6, Kennedy 5, Wallace 2, Barrett 2, Matthews 2, Maness, Bym, Marley. NORTH ROWAN (55) — Ford 10, Givens 9, Hargrave 8, Connor 7, Starks 7, Bowman 6, Chambers 2, Kimber 2, A. Bates 2, T. Bates 2, Witherspoon, Barber. Jon C. lakehy/SALISBURY POST

Despite not getting the football players until late, and battling injuries, West Rowan coach Mike Gurley has his team 6-1 in the NPC.

North girls lose

SPENCER — Hustle is wonderful, No. Moore 55 but it’s also No. Rowan 37 necessary to put the ball in the hole occasionally. North Rowan’s girls skied for 40 rebounds and forced 23 turnovers on Thursday, but they were still beaten 55-37 at home by YVC opponent North Moore. The Cavaliers have lost eight straight since topping South Rowan in the Moir Christmas tournament “Good effort tonight, but a lot of times we just played volleyball at the rim,” North coach Tony Hillian said. “We never stopped trying, but we couldn’t make the stickbacks or the free throws.” In the first three quarters, the Cavaliers shot 8-for-53 from the field — a 15 percent success rate. That wasn’t going to get it done against second-place North Moore. North Moore (12-5, 8-2) grabbed the lead in the first quarter on 3-pointers by Katelyn Sheffield, Tashanna

Farmer and Jessie Sheffield and kept it. North Rowan forced a helter-skelter pace in a frenzied second quarter. The Cavaliers endured five scoreless minutes between layups by Teaunna Cuthbertson and JoJo Carby, but they made enough stops to stay reasonable close. North Moore’s lead was 26-14 at halftime. “North Rowan is very fast, very athletic,,” North Moore coach Sammy McNeill said. “I told our girls they were going to try to sucker us into a track meet, but we had to play basketball.” North Moore is a man-toman defensive team, but it didn’t take McNeill long to figure out his best option was to let the Cavs fire away unsuccessfully from long range. “We never play zone, but we played zone tonight,” he said. “We really packed it in, squeezed the middle. They were going have to make outside shots to beat us.” North Rowan didn’t get any closer than an 11-point deficit after halftime. North Moore star Coco

N. Moore N Rowan

13 9 12 21

7 16

4 6

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South splits doubleheader From staff reports


Mustangs’ best athlete. “When he went out, we really picked up our press,” North Rowan coach Andrew Mitchell said. “He was the key to the show for them.” Suddenly, North Moore was challenged to get the ball to midcourt, much less score, and when Michael Connor lofted a perfect lob pass to a soaring Sam Starks for a dunk and a 31-22 lead a minute before the half, the gym started vibrating. “We don’t shoot 3s very well, so our energy has to come from dunks,” Mitchell said with a smile. “That’s a play we just put in, but we executed well.” Starks made two more free throws before the half, and the Cavaliers carried a 33-22 lead to the break. “I thought we were keeping it simple, playing well as a team, especially on defense, and then Sam got his dunk,” Ford said. “Everyone knows Sam is the hype man. That got the whole place going.” Starks opened the second half by swishing a 3-pointer, and not long after that, Scotton had his fourth foul. North Rowan held North Moore scoreless for 51⁄2 minutes to begin the third quarter. By then, it was 41-22, and it was all over. “The second half, we were rebounding better and playing defense better,” said Hargave, who had eight rebounds when he sat down after three quarters. “I thought Sam energized us, and our 1-3-1 defense really helped us.” Ford finished with 10 points, eight boards and four blocks to lead North Rowan. Scotton and Corbin Brock accounted for eight points each to lead North Moore, but the Mustangs made just five field goals after the break and didn’t get a point from the foul line. “Obviously, we struggled after the first quarter and North Rowan just outplayed us,” Smith said. “We’re not an offensive team, we’re a defensive team, and we weren’t able to create any points at all with our defense.” Smith had scouted North Rowan, and they were everything he thought they’d be. “They’re quick, strong and athletic,” he said. “They play a physical game, and mentally we weren’t there tonight.” It’s a grueling stretch for both teams. North Moore is in the midst of a swing of seven straight YVC road games. North Rowan gets the biggest challenge of its tough grind tonight when Albemarle comes to Spencer. Albemarle is the only team that’s beaten the Cavs in a YVC game since they went to 1A. “Albemarle goes 10 deep and they have two beasts on the glass,” Mitchell said. “We’ll have to dig deep.”



Brower, a junior post player who already has 1,000 points, shot only 9-for-30 from the floor but still dominated with 18 points and 20 rebounds. Ronesha Bradley had 10 rebounds for the Cavs. JoJo Carby scored 12 points, eight in the fourth quarter. Teaunna Cuthbertson made two 3s and scored 11 but shot just 4for-20 from the field. “Teaunna needed to attack more, but they called a charge on her early, so she wasn’t driving,” Hillian said. The Cavs (4-12, 3-6) are minus shooter Kelli Berry, who broke an ankle last week at Chatham Central. NORTH MOORE (55) — Brower 18, K. Sheffield 9, J. Sheffield 8, Farmer 7, Davis 6, Horne 4, Lowe 2, Garner 1, Green, Williams, Giles. NORTH ROWAN (37) — Carby 12, Cuthbertson 11, Bradley 5, Vann 2, Bush 2, Miller 1, Dickerson, Sells. N. Moore N Rowan

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LANDIS — South Rowan’s boys basketball team got their first 3-A North Piedmont Conference victory Thursday in a 55-49 win against North Iredell. Jonathon Gaddy scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed consecutive steals as South (4-13, 1-6 NPC) held off a fourth-quarter rally. South had dropped the opening six games of its conference schedule. “Jonathon played an excellent game,” South coach John Davis said. “He was able to play a good game defensively and rebound pretty well for a guard.” North (5-9, 2-4 NPC) cut its deficit to two in the fourth, before some late game heroics from Gaddy contained their comeback and broke a six-game conference skid. “I’ve kept telling the guys to take it one game at a time,” Davis said. “Most of our games have been really close. It felt good to finally get that conference win.” South led 28-17 at the break, but North cut into the lead, trailing 41-32 after three quarters. Qua Neal scored nine for South while Mark McDaniel added seven. Ty Johnson scored 16 to lead North, while Michael McNeely and Austin St. John pitched in 11 each.

A night after a lopsided win, the South Rowan girls felt the opposite side of a blowout in a 77-52 defeat to top-ranked North Iredell North (13-1, 6-0 NPC), who resides at the top of the 3-A poll, led 24-10 after one quarter and GADDY 45-23 at halftime. North’s Deesa Singletary led all scorers with 15 points. Bri Johnson (11) and Mariah Johnson (10) also scored in double figures. South outscored North 1715 in the final quarter. “I’d be interested to see how many teams scored over 50 on them,” South coach Jarrod Smith said. K. CORRIHER “They’re a really good team. We fought hard every possession.” A night after draining four 3-pointers in a 50-30 win at Statesville, Nicole Barringer led South again with nine points. Kayla Corriher and Lauren Miller scored eight each for South (6-10, 3-4 NPC).

SOUTH ROWAN (55) — Gaddy 26, Neal 9, McDaniel 7, Medlin 6, Akers 3, Miller 2, Tyler 2, Spry, Sharp, Hubbard, Parker. NORTH IRDELL (49) — Johnson 16, McNeely 11, St. John 11, Holland 6, Laws 4, Nolan 1, Hunt, Moore, Brown.

SOUTH ROWAN (52) — Barringer 9, Miller 8, K. Corriher 8, Jones 6, Goins 6, Swartz 5, McManus 5, Gaddy 3, Allison 2, L. Corriher, Register. NORTH IRDELL (77) — Singletary 15, B. Johnson 11, M. Johnson 10, Hayes 9, Redmond 9, Lunsford 8, Haneline 6, James 5, Branch 3, Robbins 1, Childress.

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Djokovic defeats Federer Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Roger Federer saved a parting shot for anyone who thinks his time is up and a changing of the guard in tennis awaits. “Yeah, I mean, they say that very quickly. ... Let’s talk in six months again,” he said. The heavily hyped duel between Federer and Rafael Nadal will not happen in Melbourne, opening a rare window for someone else. Federer, the defending champion, lost to Novak Djokovic 7-6 (3), 7-5, 6-4 in the Australian Open semifinals Thursday night. It marks the first time since 2008 neither of tennis’ most dominant men will play in a Grand Slam final. Less than 24 hours earli-

er, an ailing Nadal’s pursuit of a Rafa Slam evaporated in a quarterfinal loss to fellow Spaniard David Ferrer. Djokovic will play Ferrer or Andy Murray in the final. On the women’s side, the title match is set with Kim Clijsters facing Li Na. Clijsters beat Vera Zvonareva 6-3, 6-3, and Li eliminated top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki 3-6, 7-5, 63. Federer and Nadal have combined to win 21 of the last 23 majors. This is also the first time since 2003 that Federer, a 16-time Grand Slam winner, will not hold at least one of the four major trophies. The Swiss great was outplayed by Djokovic, who reveled in the cooler night weather. It was the second straight time Federer has lost to the

Serb — he had match points before losing in the U.S. Open semifinals. “It’s disappointing and it hurts in the moment itself,” Federer said. “I wish I could have won here again for the fifth time. But wasn’t possible tonight. It’s not the end in any way. It’s a start for many other tournaments after this.” Federer said he didn’t play the key points well. He fell behind quickly in the first-set tiebreaker on backhand errors, giving Djokovic four set points. In the second set, he got up a break. Djokovic was scrambling, twice tumbling to the court and losing his racket as he tried to stay in rallies. But Federer, so used to moving in for the kill, let a 5-2 lead slip and dropped the set. From

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CHANGE FroM 1B ple can follow.” NASCAR also tweaked the eligibility requirements for the 12-driver Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field. The top 10 in points after the 26th race of the season will make the Chase field, while the final two spots will be “wild cards” designated for the highest race winners not already eligible. The wild cards will only go to drivers ranked inside the top-20 in points. If no driver outside the top 10 has any victories, the spots will go to the drivers ranked 11th and 12th in the standings. Adding the wild card was designed to reward winning, which two-time champion Tony Stewart, the only driver in attendance at the announcement, applauded. “I think that’s a twist that really makes sense,” Stewart said. But what didn’t make sense to many, teams and fans alike, was why NASCAR felt the points system was its biggest problem heading into the new season. NASCAR is stuck in a steady decline in both attendance and television ratings, and not even last year’s Chase — the closest since the championship-deciding format was introduced in 2004 — seemed to ignite the dwindling interest. Although NASCAR made numerous changes last season that dramatically improved competition, fans still found reasons to gripe. And for the

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serbia’s Novak djokovic gestures to his supporters as he celebrates his win against roger Federer. ously a bit of a blow. At the same time, I played a good tournament. I have no regrets.” Djokovic planned to relax and eat popcorn while watching Friday night’s semifinal between Murray, the 2010 fi-

nalist, and No. 7-ranked Ferrer. Murray was leading Nadal in the quarterfinals last year when the Spaniard retired in the third set because of a knee problem that put him off the tour until March.

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FISHER In the end, neither Fisher nor Young survived with the Titans. Even though Adams announced he was sticking with Fisher for the final year of his contract the move meant Fisher would be coaching for his future in 2011. Fisher has repeatedly said he wanted to finish his career with the franchise, but the coach known for never losing his cool in public while hiding behind his sunglasses may have decided Adams’ decision wasn’t good enough. A team spokesman did not immediately respond to messages from The Associated Press. Fisher did not answer a message left on his cell, and his agent also did not respond to messages from the AP. More details could come out Friday when the team is expected to hold a news conference to discuss the first coaching change since the franchise relocated to Tennessee from Houston in 1997. One of the leading candidates to replace Fisher is Mike Munchak, the Titans offensive line coach. The Hall of Famer is a favorite of Adams. A flurry of coaching changes didn’t help Fisher’s situation. He fired his defensive coordinator Chuck Cecil a week ago after giving him a contract for the 2011 season. Defensive line coach Jim Washburn decided last week to take the same job with Philadelphia and his departure was followed by running backs coach Craig Johnson, who signed with Minnesota as the Vikings quarterbacks coach. Fisher has coached more NFL games for one franchise

there it was just about over. “Every time I had slight opportunity, either I didn’t play my best or he played his best,” Federer said. “It was a tough night from this standpoint. Those are sometimes the way matches go.” Nadal limped away from his match, saying he had a small muscle tear in his upper left leg and casting doubt on his readiness for at least a few weeks. Federer has no ailments to speak of. “I feel very good. I’m very optimistic about the next 15 tournaments, however many I’m playing,” he said. “I’ve barely lost matches lately really, so I’m happy with where my game is at, with where my condition is at. “I’m really excited for what’s to come. This is obvi-

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ttians coach Jeff Fisher, left, never seemed to be on the same page with quarterback Vince Young. than all but six Hall of Famers: George Halas, Tom Landry, Don Shula, Chuck Noll, Curly Lambeau and Bud Grant. He ranks third among active coaches in career wins with a record of 147-126, behind only Bill Belichick (176) and Mike Shanahan (160), and he is 20th all-time in coaching victories. Adams promoted Fisher from defensive coordinator to interim coach with six games left in the 1994 season after firing Jack Pardee. Adams removed the interim tag after that season and has stayed with Fisher longer than any other coach with the franchise the billionaire founded. Fisher oversaw the team’s relocation from Houston in

which the Oilers played in four different stadiums between 1996 and 1999 before moving into their current home. Since 1999, Tennessee ranks seventh in the NFL in winning percentage with a 110-82 record. The Titans also are tied for fourth with six playoff seasons since 1999, though a second straight miss this past season will drop the team down that list. But the Titans haven’t won a playoff game since beating Baltimore in a 2004 wild-card matchup. Tennessee lost a wild-card game in San Diego in 2007 and wasted the AFC’s top seed in 2008.

three days leading into France’s big news, drivers and team owners took their turn weighing in on issues NASCAR needs to address. “I absolutely think the races ought to be shorter, and I think the season ought to be shorter,” said Rick Hendrick, NASCAR’s winningest team owner. “It’s just so long. If it we had three more months off, I think the fans would be more eager to get back and watch it.” David Hill, chairman of Fox Sports, called on NASCAR to shorten its races so that they fit into a 3-hour broadcast window. Hill argued there’s far too many distractions for fans to sit and watch races that stretch four-plus hours. Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR’s most popular driver, called the refusal to shorten races at tracks such as Pocono Raceway, which at 500 miles has long been considered by drivers to be 100 miles too long, “this huge pink elephant nobody wants to talk about.” But he speculated that promises made with handshakes long ago had given many tracks lifetime agreements to host two 500-mile races a year. And the monetary issues, Earnhardt said, made it impossible to shorten a 38-race season that runs from February to November. “I think that the financial rewards from having the season as it is are too great,” Earnhardt said. “It’s almost as if each race is a limb that you can’t amputate. It’s too big a deal to shorten the season. There’s tons of money involved and tons of livelihoods involved, and people’s careers.

“I don’t believe we’ll ever see a shorter season. I think in my lifetime we’ll see shorter races across the board at 85 percent of the events, but never a shorter season.” Only France bristled at the notion that there are larger issues confronting NASCAR than a need to simplify the points system. “There’s a positive start to the season,” he quipped. “Look, we’re very satisfied with the most important thing: the level of competition. Obviously, we want to be trending up, not down. And television ratings ... we want to see a lot of things with attendance improve. “We’re 63-years-old. Every sport is going to have periods where, for lots of reasons, you’re in a peak or a valley. We’re going to have moments where you can select something that’s not going well. That’s fine. But we are on our course to deliver the most exciting racing in the world, and we’re going to get there.” NASCAR president Mike Helton insisted the sport’s leadership is hard at work addressing the sport’s problems, even if no solutions were offered Wednesday night. “Everything we do is to make the sport better for the entire community. Everything we don’t do doesn’t mean we’re never going to,” Helton said. “We know we have issues to address. I promise you, we haven’t spent the last 365 days just working on these topics that we announced.”

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Before the Green Bay Packers really start cramming to get ready for the Super Bowl, Aaron Rodgers wanted to make a few things clear. First, Rodgers says he didn’t sustain a concussion on a helmet-to-helmet hit from Chicago Bears lineman Julius Peppers in Sunday’s NFC championship game victory. He believes his new helmet may have helped prevent another head injury. And while he’s speaking on the subject of injuries, Rodgers has heard people questioning the toughness of Bears quarterback Jay Cutler this week and thinks it’s “very inappropriate” and “disrespectful.” “I was real disappointed, to be honest with you,” Rodgers said Wednesday. “I’ve known Jay for a few years now and know what kind of competitor he is. I thought it was disrespectful, some of the stuff said about him.” Cutler was criticized by current and former players, fans and media members after leaving Sunday’s NFC championship game with a knee injury. Rodgers is friends with Cutler — the former Vanderbilt player helped Rodgers’ younger brother, Jordan, get settled at the school when he decided to play there — and doesn’t believe the criticism was justified. Rodgers applauded Bears coach Lovie Smith and players such as safety Chris Harris and linebacker Brian Urlacher for sticking up for their teammate. “To attack a guy’s toughness, when you’re not playing in the game especially, I thought was very inappropriate,” Rodgers said. Unlike Cutler, Rodgers generally has earned praise for his conduct on and off the field in three seasons as the Packers’ starter. But even Rodgers’ positive public image took a recent hit when a local television station did a story about a female cancer patient who went to the airport hoping to get Rodgers’ autograph. The station showed footage of Rodgers walking past her. Some fans and bloggers

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Bears quarterback Jay cutler has been criticized by players and the media after getting hurt in the NFc title game. took that as a sign that Rodgers intentionally snubbed a fan with a serious illness, although the woman later said Rodgers had signed for her before. “You realize when you get in this league, you can’t please everybody,” Rodgers said. “You can’t fulfill every request. You just be the person you are. And I think through the whole thing, with the airport incident, I just realized, you know what, I’m myself, and I was raised the right way.” So while Cutler goes into the offseason perhaps needing to mend his image, Rodgers is waiting for his body to heal. He was roughed up a little in Sunday’s victory over the Bears, taking a shot to the shoulder in addition to the hit from Peppers. Rodgers shot down speculation that he sustained another concussion on the Peppers hit and credited his helmet for potentially preventing another significant head injury. Rodgers switched helmets af-

ter sustaining two concussions earlier this season, although he has been hesitant to share details about how the new helmet might be safer. “Not too much to talk about,” Rodgers said. “I didn’t have a concussion. I want to dispel that rumor. No concussion. I was fine. Yeah. Helmets are designed to prevent concussions, I think.” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said this week that Rodgers was sore, adding that all players have bumps and bruises at this point in the season. Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin said Rodgers’ toughness is unquestioned. “Unfortunately, he’s been sacked a bunch since he started playing in ‘08 — more times that we’d like to admit,” Philbin said. “So I think his physical toughness has really never been in question. How this particular game compares to other games, I don’t really have a good feel for. But certainly he’s a tough, physical guy.”

First-time Pro Bowlers soaking it all in Associated Press KAPOLEI, Hawaii — Arian Foster usually gets where he’s going in a hurry — at least on the football field. This week, the first-time Pro Bowl selection is in no hurry. Houston’s All-Pro running back was one of the last players to leave the practice field Thursday as he posed for photos, signed autographs and chatted at length with reporters. Foster is one of 35 first-timers selected for Sunday’s NFL all-star game, including 23 from the AFC. The most is when 44 firsttimers were selected to the game in 2000, including 26 on the NFC. And it’s usually not difficult to spot a firsttimer. Besides being the last off the field, they’re also the ones that look like they’ve had too much sun — but still grinning ear to ear. “You have no choice but to enjoy Hawaii. You’ve got a problem if you don’t,” Foster said. “This is like heaven. I’ll die and go to Hawaii. That’s all right with me.” The 24-year-old Foster earned a spot by

going from undrafted member of the Texans’ practice squad to the league’s leading rusher with 1,616 yards and 16 touchdowns this season. Foster said it first sunk in that he was among the NFL’s all-stars when he saw AFC teammates such as Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning and Baltimore Ravens linebackers Ray Lewis and Terrell Suggs at the first meeting. “When you just see them, it’s just surreal,” he said. “(Then) you kind of realize they have the same amount of respect for you as you do for them. That makes it all worth it.” The new Pro Bowlers generally take guidance from the veterans as far as how to act, where to go and what to eat. But they really don’t know what to expect on game day. “I have no clue. This is my first rodeo. I don’t know if these guys are really going to come out and try to hit hard,” Foster said. While Foster made his first trip in his second year in the league, others have had to wait much longer, like Atlanta Falcons fullback Ovie Mughelli, who is in his eight season and will start for the NFC.



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DUKE FroM 1B 6 at Cameron Indoor Stadium, each loss by double figures. “We didn’t do anything on the defensive end,” Jackson said. “We let them get good looks, and even when we did get stops, we didn’t box out and they had too many offensive boards. We have to tighten things up and figure out a way to stop people.” Ryan Kelly added 14 points for Duke, but his streak of consecutive shots made ended at 18 when he missed a follow-up early in the second half — his first miss in nearly two weeks, since the first half against Virginia. On this night, Duke’s hottest hand belonged to Curry. The younger brother of Golden State’s Stephen Curry and son of former NBA star Dell Curry sat out last season after transferring from Liberty. Curry made just his fifth start for the Blue Devils and his first since they were upset two weeks ago at Florida State. It wound up being his best day in a Duke uniform. Curry — who entered 3 of 18 from 3-point range in ACC games — finished 6 of 9 from the field, hit a season-best five 3-pointers and scored 11 points during the 26-9 burst that put the Blue Devils in command. “Even though he hasn’t shot the ball well until tonight in the ACC, his play has gotten better,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “We’ve seen him growing. The thing that you would expect from him — to shoot — he wasn’t doing that. That’s going to come as he gets into that, it’s not just physical shape, it’s the shape of playing a game like that, what level of concentration you need to have when you’re doing all these other things.” After Cortney Dunn’s layup pulled BC to 43-38 with 17:53 left, Curry found his stroke. He bookended the decisive run with 3s, starting it by connecting from the right corner seconds later, and capping it by hitting from the right wing at the 10-minute

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duke guard seth curry scored a career-high 20 points in the 84-68 win against Boston college thursday. mark to stretch the lead to 6947. In between was Curry’s signature shot of the night, a 3 in transition followed by a big smile toward the Cameron Crazies. “You look at his last name and you know his bloodlines,” Jackson said. “He’s a great shooter. Basically, they have seven guys any night who can go get you 20. Everybody can hurt you. We obviously let him get going, and then everybody else fed off that.” Smith, who entered averaging 22.5 points and is bidding to become the first player in ACC history to lead the league in both scoring and assists, had eight assists while hitting the 20-point mark for the ACC-best 10th time this season. He helped the Blue Devils win their 31st straight at Cameron, a string that includes 14 ACC games. With Smith guarding him for much of the game, Jackson couldn’t come close to matching him. BC coach Steve Donahue

said he didn’t start Jackson and Danny Rubin because Dallas Elmore and Raji earned those spots during practice. Jackson came off the bench about 51/2 minutes in, went roughly 20 minutes between field goals, finished 3 of 11 from the field and missed all four of his 3-point attempts. He declined comment when asked how his game was affected by coming off the bench. Shutting him down “was definitely a team credit,” Smith said. “Heading into the game, I definitely took it personal because he’s been great all year, scoring and assists, and I really just wanted to make it a personal (battle) to try and hold him down. ... Everybody who got switched on him, we just had a great team focus to try and stop him.” Biko Paris scored 11 points and Elmore matched a career high with 10 points for the Eagles.

Associated Press From around the NBA... NEW YORK — Danilo Gallinari and Landry Fields made consecutive 3-pointers in the final 1:18, and the New York Knicks took advantage of LeBron James’s miserable shooting night to beat the Miami Heat 93-88 on Thursday night. Amare Stoudemire scored 24 points for the Knicks, when he was often the only one in a white jersey to make a shot for three quarters. But Gallinari was huge in the fourth quarter, when New York finally contained Dwyane Wade after he was nearly perfect through 36 minutes. Gallinari finished with 20 points and Fields added 19 points and 13 rebounds to help the Knicks win their second straight after a sixgame skid. Wade, fighting migraines that forced him to wear goggles, had 34 points and 16 rebounds, but missed all seven shots in the fourth quarter after he was 14 of 15 through three. James was 7 of 24 for his 24 points. The Heat, playing without Chris Bosh because of a sprained left ankle, lost for the fifth time in six games. They managed only 15 points in the fourth quarter as their seven-game winning streak against the Knicks was snapped. Mavs 111, Rockets 106 DALLAS — Tyson Chandler matched his season high with 21 points and had 15 rebounds, reserve J.J. Barea added 19 points and Dallas hung on after wasting most of a 25-point firsthalf lead. Dirk Nowitzki had 18 points and Jason Terry contributed 15 points for Dallas. The Mavericks have won four of five following a six-game losing streak. Luis Scola led Houston with 30 points, and Kevin Martin had 27.

Clutch Vanderbilt snaps its Starkville skid Associated Press From around college basketball.. Vanderbilt 81, Miss. St. 74 STARKVILLE, Miss. — Jeffery Taylor scored 25 points and John Jenkins added 21 for Vanderbilt. The Commodores (15-4, 32 Southeastern Conference) won at Humphrey Coliseum for the first time since 1993, breaking a streak of eight straight losses in Starkville. Vanderbilt trailed by as many as nine points, but used a 120 run late in the second half to recover for its third straight victory. Vanderbilt led 77-74 with 20 seconds remaining when Taylor stole the ball in the AssociAted Press press and dunked for the Vanderbilt forward Lance Goulbourne, left, hugs forward Jeffery taylor as they pull away from clinching basket. The 6-foot-7 Mississippi state in the last minute. junior was 9 of 18 from the field and had five rebounds, three steals and two assists. Mike Davis had 14 points for the IlliMichigan 61, Mich. St. 57 Ravern Johnson scored 19 points for ni (14-7, 4-4), who have lost four of five. EAST LANSING, Mich. — Zack Nothe Bulldogs (10-9, 2-3), who shot 26 of The Hoosiers didn’t score for the vak scored 19 points and Stu Douglass 58 (44.8 percent) from the field, includ- first 5:57 of the second half and didn’t made a big 3-pointer with 20 seconds ing 8 of 29 on 3s (27.6 percent). regain the lead until Hulls’ 3-pointer left to lift Michigan. Indiana 52, Illinois 49 with 7:36 left made it 41-39. His next 3 The Wolverines (12-9, 2-6 Big Ten) BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Jordan gave the Hoosiers a 46-42 lead with 5:01 had lost six straight games this seaHulls scored 12 of his 18 points in the to go, but the Illini scored seven straight son and 11 in a row at Michigan State. second half, and Tom Pritchard’s tip-in points to make it 49-46 with 2:43 left. The Spartans (12-8, 4-4) have lost with 44.2 seconds left lifted Indiana to Christian Watford then hit two free three straight. the upset. throws and Pritchard’s tip-in gave IndiMichigan State’s Kalin Lucas The Hoosiers (11-10, 2-6 Big Ten) ana a 50-49 lead. Hulls made two free scored 27 points and Durrell Summers ended a 19-game losing streak against throws and Illinois missed two 3s to end had 13 points and a season-high 10 reranked opponents. it. bounds.

Woods starts year with 69 and trails by five strokes Associated Press SAN DIEGO — Tiger Woods began his new season with no bogeys, no birdies on the par 5s and no drama. Looking for a new start after a disastrous year on and off the golf course, Woods felt little stress Thursday in the Farmers Insurance Open with a 3-under 69 on the North Course that left him five shots behind South Korean rookie Sunghoon Kang. If the setting was familiar for Woods, so was his middle-of-the-pack position. In four of his six wins at this tournaments, he has been at least five shots behind after the opening round.

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“I’m happy with the way I played, absolutely,” Woods said. “I could have been a lot better if I took care of the par 5s a little bit more, but obviously, I didn’t do that.” Kang, a 24-year-old rookie, finished with back-toback birdies on the North Course for an 8-under 64, giving him a one-shot lead over Alex Prugh and Rickie Fowler. Another rookie, Chris Kirk, was another shot back at 66. Phil Mickelson shot 32 on the back nine for a 5-under 67 to match the best score on the tougher South Course, which hosted the 2008 U.S. Open that Woods won in a playoff. Also at 67 on the

South was John Daly, whose last win came in 2004 at this tournament. He is the last player to win at Torrey Pines when Woods was in the field. “This place means a lot to me,” Daly said. “The top golfers play here every year. That says something.” Woods no longer is No. 1 — he has slipped to No. 3 in the world ranking and can’t improve on that this week — but he has not played the public course he has practically owned since that U.S. Open in 2008. He missed the next year because of knee surgery, and last year while in a Mississippi addiction clinic after being caught in extramarital affairs.

“Welcome back to Torrey,” was a popular phrase from the gallery throughout his round, in which Woods played solidly except on the greens. He made only two putts longer than 3 feet — a 10-foot par save on No. 8, and a 25-foot birdie putt on the par-3 sixth that bounced along until catching the right corner of the cup. “I didn’t leave myself any putts,” Woods said. “I kept leaving myself above the hole. And I didn’t take advantage of the par 5s.” The North Course is not the pushover it has been in past years because of some new length, and not just in distance.

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N.c. state linebacker Nate irving overcame a serious car accident in June of 2009 before earning first-team All-Acc.

Senior Bowl LBs overcame scares Associated Press MOBILE, Ala. — Mark Herzlich and Nate Irving got a whole season to answer questions about their health on the field. Now, the two former Atlantic Coast Conference linebackers are addressing them verbally, too, in interviews with NFL team officials doing their due diligence on potential draft picks ahead of Saturday’s Senior Bowl. That’s because Herzlich battled cancer and Irving survived a serious car crash. Both missed the 2009 season during ordeals that left them concerned about far more than football, but playing careers are their focus during this weeklong audition for NFL teams. Before you ask, both say they’re just fine now. “Everybody asks me. Even the reporters ask me about my health,” said Irving, a former North Carolina State player. “I mean, that’s the top thing on everybody’s list. “I’m healthy. I played a complete college season and I’m down here participating even more so I feel pretty good.” Ditto for Herzlich, the 2008 ACC defensive player of the year and cancer survivor. The former Boston College linebacker was diagnosed in 2008 with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, missed a season and then managed to come back and start every game. Irving crashed his SUV in June 2009, sustaining injuries that included a collapsed lung and a compound fracture in his left leg. It’s no wonder he thinks his performance last season answered any lingering questions NFL teams might have about his health. Irving earned first-team All-ACC and third-team AP AllAmerica honors after ranking sixth nationally in tackles for loss with 20.5. An NCAA-record eight of them came in the Wake Forest game. Irving has a cross and the date of the one-car accident tattooed on the inside of his left forearm, and keeps a photo of his mangled SUV on his cell phone. “I look it and think about it every single day,” he said. “It just lets me know what I came through and that I’m here for a purpose.” Authorities said he apparently fell asleep at the wheel. The sobering real-life experiences of Irving and Herzlich would seem to have answered at least two questions about both players: Are they tough and can they deal with adversity? “Going through that and coming out, my mental toughness and stability — not too many people have been through that and been able to come back and play football, I don’t think anybody has — that shows them that I can make it through a lot of things,” Herzlich said. Irving and Herzlich got to know each other at ACC media day and during the postseason awards circuit. They were co-winners of the Piccolo Award given to the league’s “most courageous” player. And now they’re preparing for pro careers. Irving, who expects to be a middle linebacker in the NFL, will play on the South team while Herzlich is on the North. North coach Marvin Lewis of the Cincinnati Bengals is glad to see Herzlich get the pro shot. “He’s been through adversity and he’s got an opportunity to come here and show people that he’s healthy and able to play. I think that’s a good thing,” Lewis said. “It’s like anything else, everybody has something to overcome and to overcome that is a great thing. And to get an opportunity to play in the National Football League.” Offensive lineman Anthony Castonzo is Herzlich’s Senior Bowl and Boston College teammate, and has a dual interest in the cancer battle. Castonzo studied biochemistry and hopes to do cancer research. “Just to see someone who was on top of the world kind of have it almost taken away, to see how he’s been able to claw his way back and beat the cancer into submission ... And he’s pursuing his dream,” Castonzo said. “It just makes me wonder how many people didn’t get that opportunity because they didn’t have enough medical attention.” The 6-4, 250-pound Herzlich had 65 tackles and four interceptions last season. In 2008, he was a finalist for the Butkus Award after returning two of his six picks for touchdowns and recording 110 tackles. When Herzlich and Irving say this NFL shot is like a dream, it doesn’t even sound corny. “It’s a dream come true,” the 6-1, 242-pound Irving said. “Just to be out here competing against most of the top seniors in the nation, it’s a chance that not many people get to have.” Added Herzlich: “You really appreciate it. Every day’s really a blessing right now. Being able to be here and be playing with all these great players, it’s something that I only dreamed about a year ago. To actually be here is a dream come true.”

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Autos Buick Skylark 1991, automatic, clean, V-6, well equipped, only 71K miles. $2,000. 704-636-4905 Dealer 17302 Mazda RX8, 2005 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. 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

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

Toyota Avalon XLS Sedan, 2002. Woodland Pearl interior. Stock w/Ivory #T11232A. $12,659. 1-800-542-9758

Rentals & Leasing

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

Chevrolet Aveo LS Sedan, 2008. Summer yellow exterior w/neutral interior. Stock #F11069A. $9,959. 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 Mustang, 2000. Atlantic blue metallic exterior with gray cloth interior. 5 speed, 1 owner, extra clean. Call Steve at 704-603-4255

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


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



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

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

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

Service & Parts

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

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

Ford Explorer XLT SUV, 2004. Black clearcoat w/midnight gray interior. #F10521B. Stock $10,959. 1-800-542-9758

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

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

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

Ford Explorer XLT SUV, 2007. Red fire metallic exterior clearcoat w/black/stone interior. Stock# F10127A. $16,359. 1-800-542-9758

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

Ford F-150 Extended Cab, 1998. Oxford White w/medium clearcoat graphite interior. Stock #F10294B. $7,939. 1800-542-9758


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

Hyundai Santa Fe, 2004. Arctic Blue w/gray leather interior, 3.5L V6, GAS SAVER!! Tiptronic trans AM/FM/CD, power driver seat, homelink, dual heated seats, NONSMOKER, alloy rims, EXTRA CLEAN!!! 704-603-4255


Chevrolet Equinox LS SUV, 2005. Galaxy silver metallic w/light cashmere interior. Stock # F11185A. $10,959. Call Now 1-800542-9758.

Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT SUV, 2007. fire clearcoat Red exterior w/camel interior. #F10543A. Stock $19,259. 1-800-542-9758


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

Ford Fusion SE Sedan, 2008. Dark blue metallic w/charcoal black interior. Stock #P7611. $13,759. 1-800-542-9758

Rentals & Leasing

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

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

Ford Focus, 2009 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

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

Over 150 vehicles in Stock!

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

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

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

Open Sundays 12pm-5pm

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Hyundai Accent GLS Sedan, 2009. Stock # P7572. Nordic white exterior with gray interior. $10,559. 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

Tim Marburger Dodge 287 Concord Pkwy N. Concord, NC 28027 704-792-9700 Nissan Maxima, 2004 100% Guaranteed Credit Over 150+ Approval! Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Pontiac G6 GTP Coupe, 2006. Electric blue metallix w/ebony/morocco interior. Stock #F11147A. $8,959 1-800-542-9758.

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, 2005. Bright Silver Metallic exterior with black cloth interior. 6-speed, hard top, 29K miles. Won't Last! Call Steve today! 704-603-4255 ELLIS AUTO AUCTION 10 miles N. of Salisbury, Hwy 601, Sale Every Wednesday night 6 pm.

Volkswagon Beetle GLS 1.8T Convertible, 2004. Cyber green/black cloth roof. Stock #T11128A1. $11,259. 1-800-542-9758

Transportation Dealerships

Kia Amante 2005. Leather, sunroof, heated seats, extra clean. Must See!! 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

Kia Rio, 2008 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

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

Ford F-150 STX Extended Cab, 2004. Silver clearcoat metallic w/medium flint interior. Stock #T10759B. $16,459. 1-800-542-9758

Jeep Wrangler X SUV, 2008. Jeep Green metallic w/dark slate gray interior. Stock #T10771A. $18,459. 1-800-542-9758

We Do Taxes!! Over 150 vehicles in Stock!

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

Transportation Financing

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

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

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

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

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

Chevrolet Venture, 2002 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

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

Chevrolet Malibu LT Sedan, 2008. Imperial blue metallic w/titanium interior. Stock # P7562B, $11,959. 1-800-542-9758

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

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

Suzuki Forenza Base Sedan, 2006. Cobalt blue metallic w/gray interior. Stock #F11114A. $8,759 1-800-542-9758.

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

Call Steve today! 704-603-4255

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We Do Taxes!! Over 150 vehicles in Stock!

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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

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

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

Dodge Ram, 2008 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Ford F150, 2007 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Ford Mustang GT Premium Coupe, 2008. Dark Candy Apple red w/dark charcoal interior. Stock #P7616. $22,659. 1-800-542-9758

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

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

Kia Sportage LX V6 SUV, 2005. Royal jade green w/black interior. Stock # T10532A. $11,759. 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


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

Toyota Sequoia V8 SUV, 2006. Silver sky metallic w/light charcoal interior. Stock # F11060A. $24,359. 1-800-542-9758

Toyota Sienna LE Regular, 2006. Silver Pine Mica w/stone interior. Stock #F10302A. $16,959. 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

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Toyota Yaris Base Sedan, 2010. Black sand pearl w/dark charcoal interior. Stock # P7607. $13,359. 1-800-542-9758

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Toyota, 2002 Sienna LOADED! Grey XLE 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, alloy rims, navigation, Ready for that special buyer! 704-603-4255

Yard Sale Area 3


Textile Plant Electrician Electrical, Electronics, and PLC knowledge exp. preferred but not required in troubleshooting on Schlafhorst, Rieter, and Truetzschler equipment. Competitive pay including benefits. Apply in person to:

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

Ads with a price ALWAYS generate more qualified calls Drivers

Driver CDL-A Team with Total! Great Miles & Great Weekly Pay. Paid Loaded or Empty. Teams, Solos & CDL Grads Welcome. 800942-2104, ext. 238 or 243.

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

Drivers - 100% Tuition Paid CDL Training! No Credit Check. No Experience Required! Trainers earn 49c/mile. Call: 888-417-7564. CRST Expedited.

Seeking Employment DO YOU NEED home care or child care? I am seeking a home care position for child or elderly. 10 yrs exp. Have references. Salisbury/ Concord area. Ask for Carol, 704-279-5750

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LPNs needed PRN & P/T. Competitive wages. Please submit resume to NC Veteran's Home, 1601 Brenner Ave., Bldg. 10, Salisbury



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Cleaning medical offices 6:30p-10:30p, MondayThursday. 704-640-7510


Salisbury - Storage Unit Sale, Sat., Jan. 29th, 10am-3pm. 1400 Jake Alexander Blvd. West, Storage Unit #9, behind Auto House. Pool tables, gas grills, kids battery operated ride on toys, basketball bicycles, systems, exercise equip., trampolines, RC cars, mini bike, coolers. 1000 sq.ft unit full of various sporting goods



in the

LOOK PARENTS! YARD SALE!!!!! Saturday, January 29th, 7am-11am, 150 Robert Dr., Salisbury, Tons of baby/toddler boy clothes 0-3T! Toys! Small Household Items! Bjorn, Graco, Playskool, Gap, Gymboree, Little Me!!!!

Parkdale 23 100 S. Main St. Landis, NC

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

Antiques & Collectibles

Yard Sale Area 2


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

Davie-Clemmons Yard Sales YARD SALE AREAS

Area 3 - S. Rowan incl Landis, China Grove, Kannapolis & Mooresville Area 4 - E. Rowan incl. Granite Quarry, Faith, Rockwell & Gold Hill Area 5 - Davidson Co.

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

Antique claw foot drop leaf desk. Dove tailed drawers. Good condition. Call 704-279-4192 after 6:00 PM Dishes - 52 piece set of Blue Ridge dishes, poinsettia pattern. $350 firm. Includes serving pieces Rockwell 704202-5022

Arts, Crafts & Hobbies Timberlake print new in sleeve $200. Call 336406-3969 for more information.

Electronics Free HD for life! Only on DISH Network! Lowest Price in America! $24.99/mo for over 120 channels! $500 Bonus! 1888-679-4649

Clothes Adult & Children Leather Coat, black, $50 3xl, medium length. New. Call before 5pm. 704232-3339

Boocoo Auction Items

Computers & Software

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Area 6 – Davie Co. and parts of Davidson Co. This is a rough guide to help plan your stops, actual areas are determined by zip code. Please see map in your Salisbury Post or online at under Marketplace click on 'Yard Sale Map' to see details.

Flowers & Plants


Beautiful Antique Desk!

Area 1 - Salisbury, East Spencer, & Spencer Area 2 – W. Rowan incl Woodleaf, Mt. Ulla & Cleveland

Over 150 vehicles in Stock!

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



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All Levels, Great Pay, Benefits and opportunity. Call 336-542-6195

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Dell Laptop Computer, internet ready, wireless, Windows XP. $185. 980-205-0947 IBM Thinkpad Laptop, Windows XP, Office 2007, Wireless, DVD/CDRW, 704-762-1043, $150

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

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

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

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

Firewood. Split & seasoned. 95% oak, 5% mixed hardwood. $200/cord. Also, seasoned & green hickory $250/cord. 704-202-4281 or 704-279-5765

Exercise Equipment Ab Lounger Ultra with owner's manual, Ad Lou Ultra Workout DVD, Total Fitness and Nutrition CDrom and the book Fitness Quest Eating Plan. Used very little. $75. Call 704633-6079

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

Furniture & Appliances Air Conditioners, Washers, Dryers, Ranges, Frig. $65 & up. Used TV & Appliance Center Service after the sale. 704-279-6500 Bed – Queen w/headboard, footboard, chest of drawers & nightstand. Cherry, made by Dixie in USA. $375. Call 704-857-6274

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Bedroom suite, new 5 piece. All for $297.97. Hometown Furniture, 322 S. Main St. 704-633-7777 Coffee Table, 52x35 with slate top. Very nice. $25. Please call 704-213-6275 End Table with two drawers, $30; coffee table, solid. $30; 3-in-one table lamp rack, old. $25. 704-239-0920 Entertainment center, solid oak. 80” x 38”. Asking $500. Please call 704-639-1137

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

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

Refrigerator. 19 cu. ft. refrigerator Kenmore almond color ice maker ready $300. 980-621-1520 Sewing machine table extension for quilts. Nice oak. Never used. $450. 704-279-3409

TV cabinet with storage. Holds up to 36" TV. Cabinet only $250; with 27" color TV $275. Rowan County, call 704855-1171 Twin bed, with bookshelf headboard & 3 storage underneath. drawers $75. 704-636-5228. Washer & Dryer. Used, $75 each for them. Good working condition. 704640-5750

Games and Toys Atari 2600 game system with all accessories & 69 games. All for $100. Call 704-278-0629 2 children's Step playhouse for sale, great condition, $100, please call 704-310-8090

Dodge Coronet, '66-'67 parts – AC, Dash, Posi Trac rear end, grill. $500. Call 704-213-2484


Dolls. (Not antiques) (6 avail). If you like dolls, you need to see these. $75 ea. 704-633-7425 Drapes. Beige pleated drapes. 2 panels for wide window or patio doors. 200 in. wide x 84 in long. lined custom. $500. Call 704 857 6274

Gas Heater, Glo Warm, ductless. Up to 10,000 BTU. New in box. $65. 845-337-6900. Bingham Smith Lumber Co. !!!NOW AVAILABLE!!! Metal Roofing Many colors. Custom lengths, trim, accessories, & trusses. Call 980-234-8093 Patrick Smith

Gear selector panel for early years Mustang. $25. Please call 336-7512600 for more info. Lick tubs. 2 large orange lick tubs for molasses with wheel for cattle. $50 each. 704-633-5332

Lumber All New!

Table. Glass top kitchen table with four chairs for sale, $50. Call 704-3108090 for more information Table. St. Bart's 54” round wood table with pineapple base. Cost $150 new. Great condition. $150. 336936-9452

Lost & Found

Furnace - Used Natural Gas Wall Furnace, heats up to 1,000 sq ft. good condition $125 Rockwell 704-202-5022

Full-size Natuzzi leather sofa, taupe color. Includes matching foot stool. Grace Ridge South in Rowan County. Call 704-855-1171. $250 Refrigerator, Mini Haier white, $40. Please Call 704-310-8090

Misc For Sale

BINGHAM-SMITH LUMBER CO. Save money on lumber. Treated and Untreated. Round Fence Post in all sizes. Save extra when buying full units. Call Patrick at 980-234-8093. Bob Timberlake print. Signed & numbered. Framed “Midday.” $500. Call 704-938-3137 Craftsmana tools. 12" Craftsman saw floor model-$100. Craftsman 18" Scroll Saw-$75. 4'x7.5' trailer-$75. Electric drill-$25. Craftsman 7.5 circular saw-$20. 704-279-9138

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Misc For Sale Playground. Jungle Adventure wooden playground. Swings, slide, monkey bars, climbing wall. $350. Good condition. Laura 704-637-1248

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Metal bed rails, 6'4”, $15. Metal bed rails, 6'10”, $15 each. 2 Electric irons, $5 each. Ironing board, $10. Call 704-633-5332 METAL: Angle, Channel, Pipe, Sheet & Plate Shear Fabrication & Welding FAB DESIGNS 2231 Old Wilkesboro Rd Open Mon-Fri 7-3:30 704-636-2349

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Cats 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 Cat. Male, has had rabies hot, neutered. Needs to be only cat. 704-938-3137 Free cats. Siamese is beautiful long haired blue-eyed neutered male. Female is long haired striped. She is spayed. Both are approx. 1 yr old. Good home only. Please call 704-209-1202 Free Cats. Two gray tiger males, one calico female. all neutered, same litter. Rockwell. 704-305-2036 Free kittens. 2 males, 3 females, 6 wks. old, litter box trained, 1 orange tabby & 3 gray tabbys to good home. Please call 704-469-7445

Giving away kittens or puppies?

Dogs Lab Mix, Female, free. One year old. Up to date on all shots. Friendly to children, adults, & dogs. Call Brian 704-309-4893.

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


Free Dog. Boxer/Jack Russell mix, 3 month old male. 1st/2nd shots, partially house broken. Needs large yard and lots of attention. Call 980234-4392 Free Dog. Large brown dog, free to good home. If interested call Nina at 704-754-3873.


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

Sweet Baby Boy!

Side roll out window for early years Mustang. $25. Please call 336-7512600 for more info. Stand up Pax cattle feeders, on metal angle iron stands, $75 each. (3 available.) $50 (1 available) 704-633-5332 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

Boston Terriers. No papers, all shots current. Dew claws removed, tails docked. One male, brown & white $300. One female, black & white. $400. Call 704-278-9086. Lv Msg.

Treadmill, Sportcraft, like new, TX335, $99; Wedding Dress, small, $129. 704-279-8000 TV – 36” Zenith, $110 24,000 BTU AC, $100 Call 704-639-7007 Leave Message

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

Business Opportunities J.Y. Monk Real Estate School-Get licensed fast, Charlotte/Concord courses. $399 tuition fee. Free Brochure. 800-849-0932


Homes for Sale

Free Upright Piano. Needs tuning.You pick up. Leave message at 336-778-2279.

Airlines are hiring! Train for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified. Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance. 877-300-9494. Airlines Are Hiring! Train for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified. Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance. 877-300-9494. Become a CNA Today! Fast & affordable instruction by local nurses. 704-2134514.

Free puppies. Black Labrador Retriever & Pit Bull mix. 704-279-3533 FREE Puppies. Jack Russell/Terrier Mix. Available Feb. 6th. 4 boys, 2 girls. Call 704-640-9274 after 6 p.m.

Got puppies or kittens for sale?

Playful & Sweet!

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. One male $75, two females $100. 704-4336108 or 704-433-6052

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

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. Found dog. Chocolate Lab with white chest. Male. At Square area or Post Office. He's been around for about 1 week. Call 704-639-0320 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 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 Found in Fulton Heights area, white and brown female Jack Russell or Rat Terrier. Call 704-6370229 between 8am-5pm Free dog. Pomeranian mix. Male. Nazareth Children's Home area. Found 1/26/11j. Call 704-279-7551

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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Lost Dog. Large dark brown Chihuahua with biege mask, royal blue rhinestone collar, Beagle Road area, Club Wednesday, Jan. 26. Please call 704-637-1264 or 704-213-2411.

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

Lost ring, gold with diamond set in. Lost Thurs. 1/20 around Farm House Restaurant or the License Bureau on Kerr St. Call 704-636-3271 REWARD OFFERED Lost one round gold earring at Bojangles parking lot in Lewisville, Monday, Jan. 24. 336254-8210

Lost Puppy. Female Beagle wearing red collar. Missing since Jan. 7 from Granite Quarry. 704-699-0169

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

Poodle/Cocker pups. 8 weeks old, 1st shots, blonde, dewormed. One year health guarantee. $150 each. One male and one female. Paper trained. One free grooming. Parents on site. 704642-7142

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

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



Convenient Location

Lost Cat. Male orange, short haired. Last seen on 1/21/11on Robertson Road off Lenard Road Please call @704-4314724

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

Motivated Seller

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

Salisbury Salisbury

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

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


New Listing

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

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

East Rowan

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

Fulton Heights

Reduced SALISBURY MEMORIAL CEMETERY Four grave plots, section B, Lot 6. Discounted 5%. 704-636-4580

PUBLIC NOTICE Applications to be included in the 2011-2012 Combined Federal Campaign are now being accepted. Any organization wishing to apply should contact the PCFO and send their application to PCFO P.O. Box 5065, Salisbury, NC 28144-0088 by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2011.

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Puppies, free. HuskyShepherd Mix. Some blue eyes left. Ready for a good home. 704-8561520 Leave message


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

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


Great Rates

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

We are pleased to now offer color at reasonable rates in addition to traditional black and white photos. Call Sylvia Andrews for information at 704.797.7682.

Deadlines HHHHHHHHH Check Out Our January Special! Dentals 20% discount. Rowan Animal Clinic. Call 704-636-3408 for appt.

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

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

All information must be received no later than 5pm on the Monday prior to the desired publication date.


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

or Mail to: Salisbury Post Celebrations 131 W. Innes Street PO Box 4639 Salisbury, NC 28145

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 China Grove

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

Awesome Location

Fax: 704.630.0157 Attn: Celebrations or e-mail to:

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.


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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

Other Pets Puppies

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

Great Location

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

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East Rowan

Free Stuff

Convenient Location


Free puppies to good homes only. Border Collie & Lab mix puppies, 9 wks old, lst shots given. Call 704-603-4610

Pretty Babies!

Blue Pit Bulls, 4 females, 2 males. 6 weeks old. Have had 1st Parvo shots & deworming. Please call Jonathan at 704-4386288

Tires, truck. L78-15 tires on 5-169 rims. $20 each or 2 for $30. Please call 704-855-4930

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

Homes for Sale

A Must See


Beautiful Puppies!

Want to Buy Merchandise

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


TV – 48” RCA, 92 model big screen, $100 obo; Child's 4 ft. air hockey table, $30. Please Call 704-202-1776 Puppy. Miniature Schnauzer, female. Ready. 1st shots, de-wormed. Parents on site. $400. 704-2989099 or 704-738-3042

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

*some restrictions apply

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


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

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

Call today about our Private Party Special!

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

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

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

Sporting Goods

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

Music Sales & Service

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

Furniture & Appliances



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

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

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:

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Lots for Sale Western Rowan County

Apartments 2BR brick duplex with carport, convenient to hospita. $450 per month. 704-637-1020 AAA+ Apartments $425-$950/mo. Chambers Realty 704-637-1020

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

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

Airport Rd. Duplex. 2BR, 2BA. $575/mo. 2BR, 1BA $550/mo., lease + dep., water furnished. No pets. Call 704-637-0370 Airport Rd., 1BR with stove, refrig., garbage pickup & water incl. Month-month lease. No pets. $400/mo+$300 deposit. Furnished $425/mo. 704-279-3808

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.

Homes for Sale Genesis Realty 704-933-5000 Foreclosure Experts Salisbury

Over 2 Acres

Manufactured Home Sales $500 Down moves you in. Call and ask me how? Please call (704) 225-8850 3rd Creek Ch. Rd. 3BR, 2BA. DW. .71 acre. 1,700 sq. ft. FP, LR, den. $540 about. Fin. avail. 704-489-1158

A Country Paradise

Available Now! 1 BR for senior citizens 55 years of age and older. Rent $465, water, sewer & included. $99 trash security deposit. Office hours Tuesday & Thursday 9am-2pm. Call 704-639-9692. Some income restrictions apply

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

West Side Manor Robert Cobb Rentals



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

Very Motivated Sellers

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


Welcome Home!

511 Walton Road. Nice 2 bedroom apartment. Central heat & air, water furnished. $450/mo. + $450 deposit. References required. Nice landlord. Call 704-636-2486. or 336-752-2246 Salisbury, minutes from Salisbury Mall. 1BR, 1BA. Furnished. $125/week. Exchange partial rent for light housekeeping. 704437-1425 after 5pm.

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

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 Homes of American Rockwell Oldest Dealer in Rowan County. Best prices anywhere. 704-279-7997 Cleveland/Woodleaf area 3BR/2BA on 1.19 acs , well water & septic, double carport. 704-433-8354 Harrison Rd. near Food Lion. 3BR, 2BA. 1 ac. 1,800 sq. ft., big BR, retreat, huge deck. $580/mo. Financing avail. 704-489-1158 Salisbury Area 3 or 4 bedroom, 2 baths, $500 down under $700 per month. 704-225-8850

Real Estate Services Allen Tate Realtors Daniel Almazan, Broker 704-202-0091

China Grove. One room eff. w/ private bathroom & kitchenette. All utilities incl'd. $379/mo. + $100 deposit. 704-857-8112 CLANCY HILLS APARTMENTS 1, 2 & 3 BR, conveniently located in Salisbury. Handicap accessible units available. Section 8 assistance available. 704-6366408. Office Hours: M–F TDD Relay 9:00-12:00. 1-800-735-2962 Equal Housing Opportunity.

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

Colonial Village Apts.

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

Duplex for Rent


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

B & R REALTY 704-633-2394

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

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

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

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

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

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

Real Estate Commercial

East Rowan area 2BR apt. $475/mo & 3BR house for rent $650/mo. All elec. 704-279-2966.

Wanted: Real Estate *Cash in 7 days or less *Facing or In Foreclosure *Properties in any condition *No property too small/large Call 24 hours, 7 days ** 704-239-2033 ** $$$$$$

East Schools. Efficiency & 3BR. Refrigerator and stove. Central air and heat. Please call 704-638-0108. Faith, 2 BR, 1 BA duplex. Has refrigerator & stove. No pets. $450/rent + $400/dep. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 Franklin St. 2 BR, 1 BA. Newly refurbished inside. Rent $495, dep. $400. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 Holly Leaf Apts. 2BR, 1½BA. $555. Kitchen appliances, W/D connection, cable ready. 704-637-5588

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

Lots for Sale Apartments 1 & 2BR. Nice, well maintained, responsible landlord. $415-$435. Salisbury, in town. 704-642-1955 Olde Fields Subdivision. ½ acre to over 2 acre lots available starting at $36,000. B&R Realty 704.633.2394 Southwestern Rowan Co.

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

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

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

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

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

WELCOME HOME TO DEER PARK APTS. We have immediate openings for 1 & 2 BR apts. Call or come by and ask about our move-in specials. 704-278-4340 for info. For immediate info call 1-828-442-7116 West Rowan. 2BR duplex. All elec. Newly remodeled. W/D hookup & cable ready. Water, lawn maint. included. $450/mo rent; $400 dep. Sect. 8 OK. 704-278-2891.

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

Houses for Rent 2 to 5 BR. HUD Section 8. Nice homes, nice st areas. Call us 1 . 704-630-0695 3 BR, 1 BA, has refrigerator, stove & big yard. No pets. $625/rent + $600/dep. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 3-2 BR HOMES IN KANNAPOLIS 3BR/2BA, $695/mo. and 2BR/1BA, $600/mo., both are all electric. Call 704-7911775 or 704-239-4733

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. China Grove - 440 Sylvan, 3 BR, 2 BA. $725 mo.; Kann, 1902 Mission Oaks, 3 BR, 2.5 BA, $850 mo. KREA 704-933-2231 China Grove. 158 3rd Ave. 3BR, 2BA. Gas heat/AC. No pets. $650/mo. & $650 704-857-3347 deposit. China Grove. 2-3BR / 1BA, nice & cozy, easy I-85 access, $600/mo + dep. 704-857-7699

Don't Pay Rent! 3BR, 2BA home at Crescent Heights. Call 704-239-3690 for info. E. Rowan, 3BR/2BA, deck, all electric, no pets. $750/mo + $750 dep. Sect. 8 OK. Credit check. 704-293-0168. Fulton St. 3 BR, 1 ½ BA. stove Refrigerator, furnished. Rent $725, Dep., $700. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

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

High Rock Lake home! 3 BR, 2½BA. Open concept living to enjoy beautiful lake views. Private master suite. Plus addt'l living space in basement. Large deck and dockable pier. 1 year lease. $1300/month. Convenient to I-85. Call 336-798-6157 Houses: 3BRs, 1BA. Apartments: 2 & 3 BR's, 1BA Deposit required. Faith Realty 704-630-9650 Kann. 2702 Brady Ave Brick house, private lot, 1BR/1BA, completely furnished, no smoking or pets. $450/mo. Dep. & Refs. 704-699-5592

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

Old Concord Rd., 3 BR, 1 BA, has refrigerator, stove & big yard. No pets. $550/rent + $500/dep. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

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

Great Convenient Location!

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

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

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

N. Church St. 2BR/1BA home. Stove & refrigerator, fireplace. All electric. $450/mo. 704-633-6035 N. Rowan area. 4BR / 1BA, appls., W/D hookup, central H/A. $550/mo + dep. 704-637-9596

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, 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

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

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

No. 60922

No. 60923

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator CTA of the Estate of Lilliesteen Moore Harris, 1504 West Horah Street, Salisbury, NC 28144, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 13th day of April, 2011, or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 3rd day of January, 2011. John T. Hudson, ACTA, for the estate of Lilliesteen Moore Harris, deceased, File 10E32, 122 N. Lee Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 Attorney at Law, John T. Hudson, Doran, Shelby, Pethel & Hudson, 122 N. Lee St., Salisbury, NC 28144

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Roxie D. Overcash, 1116 Circle Dr., China Grove, NC 28023-5634. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 12th day of April, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 5th day of January, 2011. Floyd Delano Overcash, Executor of the estate of Roxie D. Overcash, File #10E1056, 1116 Circle Dr., China Grove, NC 28023-5634

Moreland Pk area. 2BR all appliances furnished. $495-$595/mo. Deposit negotiable. Section 8 welcome. 336-247-2593 Moving to Town? Need a home or Apartment? We manage rental homes & apartments. Call and let us help you. Waggoner Realty Co. 704-633-0462

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Hallie Beaver Winecoff, 2855 Lipe Rd., China Grove, NC 28023. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 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. Tamara Chapman, Executor of the estate of Hallie Beaver Winecoff, File #10E1283, 5675 Wright Rd., Kannapolis, NC 28081 No. 60969 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Myrtle G. Sifford, 8130 Castor 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 26th day of April, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 19th day of January, 2011. Franklin L. Sifford, Executor of the estate of Myrtle G. Sifford, File #11E51, 8130 Castor Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146 No. 61003 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator for the Estate of Paul Tribble Teate, 413 East 21st Street, #4, Kannapolis, NC 28083. 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 1st day of May, 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 25th day of January, 2011. Paul Tribble Teate, deceased, Rowan County File #2010E1275, Donald Paul Teate, 1324 Washington Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28083

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator for the Estate of Helen Maxine Fowler Faulkner, 2005 Fairfax Street, Kannapolis, NC 28083. 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 2nd day of May, 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 25th day of January, 2011. Susan Faulkner Williams, Admn. Of the estate of Helen Maxine Fowler Faulkner, deceased, File 11E85, 2007 Fairfax Street, Kannapolis, NC 28083 No. 61005 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator for the Estate of Deborah Winston Adams, 1355 Adams Street, Spencer, NC 28159. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 1st day of May, 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 25th day of January, 2011. Deborah Winston Adams, deceased, Rowan County File #2011E57, Levi Adams, 1355 Adams Street, Spencer, NC 28159 No. 61006 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Carolyn Story Whitley, 803 Crane Creek 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 1st day of May, 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 25th day of January, 2011. Carolyn Story Whitley, deceased, Rowan County File #2011E84, Patricia Whitley Durham, 8610 Forest Dr., Rockwell, NC 28138

UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Tamara L. Hartsell, dated June 4, 2004, and recorded in Book 1009 at page 704 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rowan County; and under and by virtue of the authority vested in the undersigned as Substitute Trustee by that certain instrument recorded in Book 1154 at Page 704, in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rowan County; and under and by virtue of that certain Authorization, Findings and Order entered by the Clerk of Superior Court of Rowan County on October 21, 2010, and of record in File 10 SP 819, default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust and the said Deed of Trust being by its terms subject to foreclosure, and the holder of the indebtedness thereby secured having demanded the foreclosure thereof for the purpose of satisfying said indebtedness, and due notice having been given to those entitled to same, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction, to the highest bidder, for cash at the Courthouse door in Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, at 12:00 Noon, on February 4, 2011, the land conveyed in said Deed of Trust, the same being owned of record by Tamara L. Hartsell, and being more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a new spike set in the centerline of Jones Road, a common corner with the northwesternmost corner of Mrs. M.O. Brown (see Deed Book 233 at page 220) now or formerly, Rowan County Public Registry; thence with the centerline of Jones Road the following courses and distances: North 14-08-26 West 54.68 feet to a point; North 17-23-14 West 39.89 feet to a point; North 20-23-59 West 60.50 feet to a point; North 24-22-12 West 75.01 feet to a point; North 29-27-54 West 215.65 feet to a new spike set, a common corner with James R. McBride (see Deed Book 645, page 748), now or formerly, Rowan County Public Registry; thence with the line of McBride North 85-42-47 East 298.30 feet to an existing iron pin, a common corner with Robert Scott Brown (see Deed Book 647, page 249), now or formerly, Rowan County Public Registry; thence with the line of Brown North 85-42-47 East 673.18 feet to an existing iron pin (said pin being located South 02-37-18 West 949.10 feet from an existing locust post); thence with the line of Wilkerson South 02-37-18 West 530.28 feet to another existing locust post in the line of Mrs. M.O. Brown; thence with the line of Mrs. M.O. Brown and Helen K. Brown (see Deed Book 324, page 78), now or formerly, Rowan County Public Registry, North 66-00-00 West 663.79 feet to an existing iron pin, a common corner of Helen K. Brown and Mrs. M.O. Brown; thence with the line of Mrs. M.O. Brown North 86-00-00 West 99.18 feet to the point and place of beginning, the same containing 9.176 acres, more or less, all in accordance with that certain survey dated December 13, 1991, prepared by Richard L. Shulenburger, Registered Land Surveyor. Being that parcel of land conveyed to Kenneth Dwayne Jones and wife, Judy V. Jones, Tenants by the Entirety from William W. Jones and wife, Elizabeth Ann Jones by that deed dated March 10, 1988 and recorded April 20, 1988 in Deed Book 638, page 846 of the Rowan County, NC Public Registry. Being that parcel of land conveyed to Kenneth Dwayne Jones and wife, Judy V. Jones, Tenants by the Entirety from Faye Brown Smith and husband, Grady Smith; Judith Brown McBride and husband, Jimmy McBride; Farrell Brown and wife, Ann Brown, Judith Brown McBride, Executrix of the Estate of Dolly O. Brown, and Helen Karriker Brown (widow) by that deed dated October 12, 1988 and recorded October 17, 1988 in Deed Book 642, page 822 of the Rowan County, NC Public Registry. Together with all the buildings, fixtures and improvements thereon, and all rights, easements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging, including all heating, plumbing, ventilating, lighting goods, equipment and other tangible and intangible property, attached to or reasonably necessary to the use of such premises.

No. 60970 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having Qualified as Executor of the Estate of Lurline H. McKinney, 1455 Patterson Street, 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 20th 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 14th day of January, 2011. Lurline H. McKinney, deceased, Rowan County File #2011E33, Carol Hill Lowder, 1415 Patterson Street, China Grove, NC 28023 Attorney: John L. Holshouser, Jr., PO Box 1617, Salisbury, NC 28145 No. 60971 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Henry C. Corriher, 165 Joy Hill Road, 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 26th day of April, 2011, or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 20th day of January, 2011. Henry C. Corriher, deceased, Rowan County File #2011E59, Ellen G. Corriher, 165 Joy Hill Road, China Grove, NC 28023 Attorney: J. Andrew Porter, 120 N. Jackson St., Salisbury, NC 28144



J. NEWTON COHEN, SR. MEETING ROOM at the J. NEWTON COHEN, SR. ROWAN COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING 130 W. Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 At the date, time and place indicated herein, the Rowan County Zoning Board of Adjustment will conduct a hearing to consider the following:

Near Va. 2BR, 1BA. $550/mo. Includes water. Security, application. 704-239-4883 Broker

ZBA 01-11 Andy Frick requests a variance to section 21-215 (2) of the Rowan County Zoning Ordinance to use the required buffer area for lumber loading / unloading and storage for Blandy Hardwoods located at 735 Gin Rd., further referenced as Rowan County Tax Parcel 370-004.

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

Please contact the Rowan County Planning Department, located at 402 North Main Street, Salisbury, NC (704) 216-8588, to request a copy of the above referenced applications.

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


No. 60957

No. 61004

Rowan Realty, Professional, Accountable, Personable . 704-633-1071

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

Houses for Rent

China Grove. Nice 2BR, 1BA. $525/month + deposit & references. No pets. 704-279-8428

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

Lake Property

Houses for Rent

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

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

Houses for Rent


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


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

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

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

Houses for Rent


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

2345 Statesville Blvd. Near Salisbury Mall

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

FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 2011 • 9B


This is the 24th day of January 2011 Carolyn Athey, Clerk to the Board of Commissioners This notice to run January 28, 2011 and February 4, 2011

The aforesaid sale will be made subject to all encumbrances existing prior to the recording of the above-referenced Deed of Trust, including all valid and enforceable liens and also will be subject to all taxes and special assessments outstanding against the property. 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 representatives 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. Should the property be purchased by a party other than the holder of the Deed of Trust being foreclosed, that purchaser must pay, in addition to the amount bid, the following items: (i) the tax required by N.C. Gen. Stat. Section 7A-308(a)(1) of Forty-five Cents (45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100) of the bid amount up to a maximum tax of Five Hundred Dollars ($500), and (ii) the excise tax on conveyance required by N.C. Gen. Stat. Section 105-228.28 et seq. of One Dollar ($1) per Five Hundred Dollars ($500) or fractional part thereof of the bid amount. The successful bidder at sale may be required to make an immediate cash deposit of the greater of five percent (5%) of the amount bid or Seven Hundred Fifty and no/100 Dollars ($750.00). The upset bids procedure of North Carolina General Statute Section 45-21.27 is applicable to this sale. The following applies if the property being sold is residential real property with less than 15 rental units: (1) Pursuant to NCGS Section 45-21.29, the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold may issue an order of possession of the property in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession. (2) Any person who occupies residential real property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving this notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. The tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. This the 21st day of January, 2011. Michael A. Myers, Substitute Trustee P.O. Box 21029, Winston-Salem, NC 27120-1029 336-722-3700 This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

10B • FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 2011 Houses for Rent

Houses for Rent

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

WEST ROWAN 3 BR, 2 BA, hardwoods, double garage, quiet subdivision. $1250 per month. 704-795-8795

Salisbury. 3BR, 2BA. $800/mo. + $800 deposit. Please call 704-202-4281 or 704-279-5765 Salisbury/Spencer 2, 4 & 5 BR $450-$850/mo. 704202-3644 or leave message. No calls after 7pm Spencer, 3/4 BR, 2 BA, brick, quiet street, basement, elect., Section 8 ok. $695/mo 704-239-1292 Spencer. 3BR. Appliances. Well water. $550/ mo. + $500 dep. 704630-0785 / 704-433-3510 Spencer. 3BRs & 2BAs. Remodeled. Great area! Owner financing available. 704-202-2696

Office and Commercial Rental

Office and Commercial Rental

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

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

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

Office and Commercial Rental

Granite Quarry - Start the New Year Right! Only two units left! Move in by 1/31/11 and pay no rent until 4/1/11. Comm. Metal Bldg. perfect for hobbyist or contractor. Call for details 704-232-3333

1st Month Free Rent! Salisbury, Kent Executive Park office suites, $100 & up. Utilities paid. Conference room, internet access, break room, ample parking. 704-202-5879

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

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

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

Cleaning Services

Cleaning Services

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

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




R. Giles Moss Auction & Real Estate-NCAL #2036. Full Service Auction Company. Estates ** Real Estate Had your home listed a long time? Try selling at auction. 704-782-5625

704-633-9295 FREE ESTIMATES

Licensed, bonded and insured. Since 1985.

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

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


Carport and Garages

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

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

Carpet and Flooring

Drywall Services

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

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

OLYMPIC DRYWALL New Homes Additions & Repairs Small Commercial


Carport and Garages

Since 1955

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

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

B & L Home Improvement

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

Including carpentry, bathroom & kitchen remodeling, roofing, flooring. Free Estimates, Insured .... Our Work is Guaranteed!


The Federal Trade Commission says companies that promise to scrub your credit report of accurate negative information for a fee are lying. Under federal law, accurate negative information can be reported for up to seven years, and some bankruptcies for up to ten years. Learn about managing credit and debt at A message from the Salisbury Post and the FTC.

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

Backhoe work, lots cleared, ditches, demolition, hauling. Reasonable prices. 704-637-3251 Beaver Grading Quality work, reasonable rates. Free Estimates 704-6364592

Manufactured Home for Rent

Carson H.S. Area–2 BR, 1 BA. $400/mo. 3 BR, 2 BA, $485/mo. + dep. NO PETS! 704-239-2833

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

Salisbury. 2BR, 2BA. Kitchen appliances. NO $100 deposit. pets. Please call 704-213-9703

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

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

Manufactured Home for Rent

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

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


Home Improvement

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

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

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

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

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

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

Camp Rd, 2BR, 1BA. Appls, water, sewer, trash incl. Pet OK. $475/mo. + $475 dep. 704-279-7463

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

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

Wkly rooms $150; daily from $35. Pool, HBO, wi-fi, phone, micro, fridge, breakfast. Exit 63, off I-85. 704-933-5080

Junk Removal

Miscellaneous Services


BSMR Sewing

for junk cars. $200 & up. Please call Tim at 980234-6649 for more info. WILL BUY OLD CARS With keys, title or proof of ownership, $200 and up. (Salisbury area only) R.C.'s Garage & Salvage 704-636-8130 704-267-4163

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

Professional Services Unlimited Quality work at affordable prices NC G.C. #17608 NC Home Inspector #107. Complete contracting services, under home repairs, foundation & masonry repairs, light tractor work & property maintenence. Pier, dock & seawall repair. 36 Yrs Exp. 704-633-3584 Duke C. Brown Sr. Owner Around the House Repairs Carpentry. Electrical. Plumbing. H & H Construction 704-633-2219

Junk Removal

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

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

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

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping Earl's Lawn Care


704-797-6840 704-797-6839

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

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

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

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

~ 704-633-5033 ~

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

Tree Service

3Landscaping 3Mulching

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

A-1 Tree Service

FREE Estimates

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

704-636-3415 704-640-3842

~ 704-202-8881~

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

Recognized by the Salisbury Tree Board

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

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

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

The Floor Doctor

Household sewing machines, new and older models and parts.

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

3Core Aeration 3Fertilizing

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

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

Machine Repair

Roofing and Guttering

3Mowing 3Yard Cleanup 3Trimming Bushes


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

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

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

Roommate Wanted

Rooms for Rent

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

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

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

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

Grading & Hauling

Manufactured Home for Rent

East area. 2BR, 1BA in small park. Limit 2. No pets. $350 rent. $350 deposit. 704-279-8526

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

Home Improvement

Manufactured Home for Rent

Cleveland area. S/W 2BA/2BA on Four Lakes Drive, private lot. $550/mo. 704-326-5016

Spencer Shops Lease great retail space for as little as $750/mo for 2,000 sq ft at. 704-431-8636

Home Improvement

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


Office Space

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


309 North Main St. Ground level, newly redecorated. 765 sq. ft. Utilities, janitorial & parking included. Call 704798-8488

Job Seeker meeting at 112 E. Main St., Rockwell. 6:30pm Mons. Rachel Corl, Auctioneer. 704-279-3596


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

Prime Location

Financial Services

Office and Commercial Rental

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

Carolina's Auction Rod Poole, NCAL#2446 Salisbury (704)633-7369 Heritage Auction Co. Glenn M.Hester NC#4453 Salisbury (704)636-9277

Office and Commercial Rental


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

KEN WEDDINGTON Total Auctioneering Services 140 Eastside Dr., China Grove 704-8577458 License 392



Stoner Painting Contractor

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Fibrocystic breast pain can be treated Hand distribution gives the answer fact, several things you can do in an effort to relieve the pain you are experiencing. Either return to your physician and demand answers as to why he or she didn’t provide you with this information or request a referral to a gynecologist with experience in diagnosing and treating painful fibrocystic breasts. There is no reason for you to suffer from severe and near-debilitating pain when there are treatment options available that may help. Your doctor has dropped the ball. If you would like to learn more about your condition, the Mayo Clinic has an easy-to-understand article online at To provide related information, I am sending you a copy of my Health Report “Managing Chronic Pain.” Other readers who would like a copy should send a self-addressed stamped No. 10 envelope and a $2 check or money order to Newsletter, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092. Be sure to mention the title or print an order form off my website at 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 www.AskDrGottMD .com. United FeatUre Syndicate

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Edward R. Murrow said, “The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue.” In bridge it is the information of distribution that sometimes allows us to know what is true — as in this deal. West leads the club four against three notrump. What should East do? To find the winning defense, East must analyze both the bidding and his partner’s lead. First, in the auction South showed five hearts and four diamonds. (North’s raise to three diamonds invited game.)



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card suit. This means that South must have started with three clubs. So, if declarer has five hearts, four diamonds and three clubs, he must also hold only a singleton spade. How does that help? East should now see how to defeat the contract. After taking the first trick with his club ace, he cashes the spade ace. When South plays the king, East continues with a low spade. West will win with his queen and return his last spade, giving the defense one club and four spades. The only danger is when West has king-queen-third of spades — he must appreciate the need to throw his king under East’s ace to unblock the suit. (One plays the top of touching honors when one is unable to win the trick and chooses to signal with an honor.)


Dear Reader: Fibrocystic breasts are fairly common, with more than half of all women experiencing fibrocystic changes within their lifetimes. These changes involve the development of cysts, the overgrowth of cells lining the milk ducts (hyperplasia) or the milk-producing tissues (lobules), scar-like tissue (fibrosis) and enlarged breast lobules. These changes are normal and most often occur in women between ages 20 and 50. Postmenopausal women rarely experience these changes unless they are on hormone therapy. Symptoms include breast lumps, pain or tenderness, areas of thickening, fluctuating lump size, increasing pain or “lumpiness” from ovulation until just before menstruation

and green or dark brown nonbloody nipple discharge. Women with absent or minor symptoms do not require treatment. Severe pain or large cysts may necessitate therapy. Aspirating cysts is beneficial. The fluid confirms that the lump is a cyst and not a tumor. It essentially removes the lesion and often reduces the pain. If a cyst continues to return after aspiration, surgical removal may be appropriate. Pain is often treated with over-the-counter relievers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Oral contraceptives can ease the pain caused by menstrual cycles. Danazol is a prescription medication that can relieve severe breast pain by mimicking a male sex hormone; however, it can cause acne, excess body hair and more, thus limiting its use. Home remedies include a low-fat diet, avoiding caffeine, wearing a sports bra during exercise and while sleeping, and using a firm support bra (professionally fitted is best). Some women have found that taking one capsule of evening primrose oil up to three times a day can manage breast pain and other symptoms. Fibrocystic breast changes are not a risk factor for breast cancer; however, because some of the symptoms overlap, it is important to undergo testing to ensure that the lesions caused by the cysts or thickening are not, in fact, caused by cancer or a tumor. As you can plainly see from my answer, there are, in


Dear Dr. Gott: I am a 37year-old female. I have been told that I have fibrocystic breast tissue (in both breasts). This is an extremely painful condition, but I was told that nothing could be done for it. The pain has gotten so bad that there are days I can hardly stand it. It has become a problem between DR. PETER my husband and me. Is GOTT there anything you can tell me about this condition? Is there anything I can do about the pain? I have had mammograms, and nothing was found. I can’t stand it anymore!

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5988 5988 ’04 SATURN SATURN IION ON ’04 $ SPEED, FULL FULL PPOWER, OWER, SSUNROOF, UNROOF, LLOW OW MMILES, ILES, 11-OWNER. -OWNER. SSTK#6056A TK#6056A...... ...... 7988 7988 5 SPEED, ’99 GMC GMC SSIERRA IERRA XX-CAB -CAB ’99 $ 2WD, FULL FULL POWER, POWER, TOW TOW PPKG, KG, NNICE ICE TTRUCK. RUCK. SSTK#6055AA TK#6055AA ........................... ........................... 7988 7988 2WD, ‘06 DODGE DODGE DDAKOTA AKOTA CCLUB LUB CAB CAB ‘06 $ STK# STK# 5838C 5838C ........................................................................................................ ...................................................................................................... 9988 9988 ‘07 CHEVY CHEVY IIMPALA MPALAA ‘07 $ GREAT GREAT LOCAL LOCAL TRADE, TRADE, STK# STK# 6043A 6043A .......................................................... ........................................................ 9988 9988


10,988 10,988 ‘04 NISSAN NISSAN 3350Z 50Z TOURING TOURING ‘04 $ AT, LLTHR, THR, NNEW EW TTIRES, IRES, SSPORTY PORTY CCOUPE, OUPE, SSTK#5974A TK#5974A............... ............... 11,988 11,988 AT, ‘07 MERCURY MERCURY MARINER MARINER ‘07 $ STK# P1867A P1867A NNICELY ICELY EEQUIPPED..................................................... QUIPPED..................................................... 1 3,988 STK# 13,988 ’05 NISSAN NISSAN FFRONTIER RONTIER NISMO NISMO 44X4 X4 $ ’05 CREW 13,988 CREW CCAB, AB, FFULL ULL PPOWER, OWER, TTOW OW PKG., PKG., RARE, RARE, STK#5821B STK#5821B .... 1 3,988 ‘06 NISSAN NISSAN MAXIMA MAXIMA SSLL ‘06 $ LEATHER, BOSE, 14,988 LEATHER, SSUNROOF, UNROOF, HHTD TD SSEATS, EATS, BO SE, LLOADED OADED SSTK# TK# PP1955 1955 ........ 1 4,988

DOOR, LLOCAL OCAL TRADE, TRADE, EXTRA EXTRA CCLEAN, LEAN, STK#5983B STK#5983B ........................ ........................ 4 DOOR,




1 5,988 15,988 FULL POWER, POWER, CERTIFIED CERTIFIED TO TO 100K, 100K, STK#P1886AA STK#P1886A A ................ ................ 19,988 19,988 FULL ’01 CHEVY CHEVY CORVETTE CORVETTE ’01 $ DIAMOND IINN TTHE HE RROUGH, OUGH, LLOW OW MMILES, ILES, SSTK#5922A TK#5922A ............... ............... 19,988 19,988 DIAMOND ’07 LEXUS LEXUS IIS250 S250 AWD AWD ’07 $ NAV NAV SYSTEM, SYSTEM, FFULLY ULLY LOADED, LOADED, 445K 5K MMILES, ILES, SSTK#P1936B TK#P1936B ...... 22,988 22,988 ’08 HYUNDAI HYUNDAI VERACRUZ VERACRUZ ’08 $ 3RD 3RD RROW OW SSEAT, EAT, LEATHER, LEATHER, LOADED, LOADED, STK#6010A STK#6010A .................. .................. 22,988 22,988 LEATHER, LOADED LOADED WITH WITH LUXURY LUXURY STK# STK# P1989A P1989A ............................... ............................. LEATHER,




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High 52°

Low 27°

59°/ 34°

54°/ 31°

52°/ 36°

50°/ 38°

Partly cloudy

Mostly clear tonight

Mostly sunny

Partly cloudy

Slight chance of rain

Chance of rain and cloudy


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Kn K le Knoxville 45/29

Frank n Franklin 49 4 7 49/27

Boone 38/ 38/25

Hi Hickory kory 49/29

A Asheville s ville lle 4 45 45/25

Sp Spartanburg nb 54/3 54/31

Kit Kittyy Haw H Hawk w wk 49 49/36 9//36 9 6

Ral al Raleigh 5 52/27

ha t e Charlotte 54/27

Co C Col bia Columbia 58/ 58/32

Darlin D Darli Darlington /3 /31 54/31

Au A u ug Augusta 5 58 58/ 8/34 58/34

.. ... Sunrise-.............................. 7:24 a.m. Sunset tonight 5:45 p.m. Moonrise today................... 2:55 a.m. Moonset today.................... 12:52 p.m.

Feb 2 Feb 11 Feb 18 Feb 24 New First Fi Full Last

ken en Aiken 58/ 58 /3 3 58/34

A Al llen e ll Allendale 5 /32 32 59/32 na ah Savannah 6 61/36

Moreh M Mo Morehead o ehea oreh orehea hea ad C ad Ci Cit City ittyy ity 5 2 54/32

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Today Hi Lo W 53 25 pc 66 43 s 75 48 s 71 49 pc 32 16 sn 64 50 s 35 25 pc 41 19 pc 35 26 sn 74 41 s 38 22 f 37 28 fl

Tomorrow Hi Lo W 39 19 pc 67 45 pc 68 49 pc 73 56 pc 24 8 pc 65 56 pc 35 24 fl 29 11 cd 37 25 sn 73 43 pc 37 23 f 42 27 pc

Today Hi Lo W 66 55 pc 39 26 s 21 19 s 35 30 pc 91 75 s 22 6 pc 44 33 pc

Tomorrow Hi Lo W 71 51 pc 41 24 s 32 19 pc 37 26 s 91 75 s 22 4 sn 46 35 pc

Pollen Index Salisburry y Today: Saturday: Sunday: -

High.................................................... 48° Low..................................................... 26° Last year's high.................................. 48° Last year's low.................................... 24° ....................................24° Normal high........................................ 52° Normal low......................................... 32° Record high........................... 75° in 1890 Record low............................... 6° in 1940 ...............................6° Humidity at noon............................... 56% ...............................56%

Air Quality Ind Index ex Charlotte e Yesterday.... 37 ........ good .......... particulates Today..... 42 ...... good N. C. Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources 0-50 good, 51-100 moderate, 101-150 unhealthy for sensitive grps., 151-200 unhealthy, 201-300 verryy unhealthy, 301-500 haazzardous

24 hours through 8 p.m. yest........... 0.00" 1.37" Month to date................................... ...................................1.37" Normal year to date......................... 3.48" Year to date..................................... ....................... 1.37" -10s

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49 9///4 4 4 9 44 49/44 4

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Southport outh uthp 5 54/34

Above/Below Observed Full Pool

High Rock Lake............. 645.01.......... ..........-9.99 -9.99 Badin Lake................... 538.5.......... -3.50 Tuckertown Lake............ 595.2........... -0.8 Tillery Lake.................. 277.9.......... -1.10 Blewett Falls.................177.6 ................. 177.6.......... -1.40 Lake Norman................ 96.50........... -3.5

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L b be Lumberton 52 9 52/29 W Wilmington to 54/32

Atlanta 52/32


Go bo b Goldsboro 54/29 Cape Ha C atter atte attera tte ter era ra ra ass Hatteras 52 5 52/4 52/40 2/4 2/ /40 4

G n e Greenville 32 54/32

City Kansas City Las Vegas Los Angeles Miami Minneapolis New Orleans New York Omaha Philadelphia Phoenix Salt Lake City Washington, DC

Tomorrow Hi Lo W 35 30 s 32 10 s 66 57 r 32 22 s 80 69 s 17 -11 sn 39 26 s

Data from Salisbury through ough 6 p.m. yest. Temperature

Danville D l 49/25 o Greensboro Durham D h m 50/27 52/27 27 7

Salisb S alisb sb b y bury Salisbury 27 52/27

Today Hi Lo W 33 24 s 32 6 pc 64 59 pc 32 21 s 91 68 s 26 12 sn 37 22 s

City Amsterdam Beijing Beirut Berlin Buenos Aires Calgary Dublin

Regional Regio g onal W Weather eather Winston Win Wins Salem a 49/ 7 49/27

Tomorrow Hi Lo W 63 44 pc 39 24 pc 41 26 pc 34 14 sn 31 21 fl 33 23 cd 34 23 sn 70 51 pc 52 25 pc 32 15 sn 13 -4 pc 35 23 cd

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Today Hi Lo W 54 36 pc 38 24 sn 36 24 fl 44 24 pc 28 21 pc 30 24 pc 28 23 fl 70 43 pc 60 29 pc 30 22 pc 9 -13 pc 30 27 cd

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37/28 2 8 3 7//2 7/ 28

54/36 36 5 54 4///3 4

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Expect more wintry weather across the Northern US as another series of low pressure systems move in from the north on Friday. A low pressure system and associated cold front that kicked up light snow over the Great Lakes will continue moving eastward and move up the Ohio River Valley into the Northeast. This system has little moisture associated with it so is not expected to bring significant snow to the Northeast. Snowfall totals will remain light, with accumulation ranging from a dusting to an inch. Higher elevations of the Virginia may see up to 3 inches of snowfall. This will be a nice and short break from significant snowfall for the Northeast and New England, as another low pressure system dips in from Canada shortly behind this system. Also known as an Alberta Clipper, the system will dip into the Upper Midwest from Saskatchewan. As this system creates a cold front that stretches to the south, it will kick up 1 to 3 inches of snow as it sweeps through Minnesota and Wisconsin, then quickly moving over the Great Lakes. High temperatures across the Northern US will remain in the 20s and 30s. In the South, a ridge of high pressure builds over the Gulf of Mexico and will bring dry and mild weather to the Southeastern US. Expect highs ranging in the 60s and 70s under mostly sunny skies. In the West, a dominant ridge of high pressure over the West Coast will bring more warm and dry weather to California and the Southwest. However, a trough of low pressure moves into the Pacific Northwest from a low pressure system in the west, allowing for widespread scattered rain showers to develop across western Washington and Oregon.

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