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Extending runway called key ingredient for airport’s future BY EMILY FORD

Extending the runway at the Rowan County Airport by 1,000 feet would improve one of the county’s most valuable economic development tools, officials say. A 6,500-foot runway would allow nonstop flights to the West Coast to take off from the airport, as well as improve service for corporate customers like Food Lion, said Thad Howell, airport director. “Runway expansion is very important to attract new customers but also take care of ones who are there right now,” Howell said at the Rowan Coun-

Take a flying leap… If you’ve always wanted to jump out of an airplane, soon you’ll be able to try it here, 8A ty Chamber of Com- HOWELL merce’s Friday Forum. A longer runway would allow planes to take off with a full tank of fuel and lift most of the take-off restrictions Food Lion faces with the current 5,500foot length, Howell said. If the runway has slush or standing water, Food Lion’s pilot must reduce his load or even can-

cel his flight, Howell said. At 6,500 feet, the runway could serve nearly all general aviation aircraft, including NASCAR teams. The total cost of the runway extension, as calculated in 2008, is $22.4 million. That includes land acquisitions and rerouting Airport Road. The extension must go south due to unsuitable topography at the north end of the runway, Howell said. State funds could cover up to 90 percent of the cost with a 10 percent local match, said Rick Barkes, deputy director for the N.C. Department of Transportation Aviation Division.



The estimated cost for a runway extension at Rowan County Airport is $22.4 million. The state would pay the bulk of the cost.

Fired officers plan legal action against East Spencer


Six lost jobs over last year; chief stands by reasons for dismissals BY KARISSA MINN


Gary Atwell of Spencer proudly shows off his Green Bay Packers gear in a preview for today’s Super Bowl.

Terrible Towels, Cheeseheads in vogue as Steelers, Packers take the field Meeting legend I Bart Starr a thrill

f you’re sitting near the Rev. Judy Klusman during today’s Super Bowl, be prepared. “Put your earplugs in,” she says. “I warn you, I yell and holler a lot.” Klusman, a Wisconsin native who moved to Salisbury in 2007, is an unabashed Green Bay MARK Packers fan. WINEKA It started Steve Clark says he gets plenty of attention from other Steelers with her mother, who still lives in Wis- fans when they see his Pittsburgh tag. consin, rooting on her beloved Packers. Rowan County resident. der Coach Vince Lombardi “It’s a multi-generational Super Bowl XLV features by winning the first two Suthing, and it’s hard for people two blue-collar cities and two per Bowls, then endeared itwho didn’t grow up as Packteams that maybe have the self to a new generation of ers fans to understand,” most loyal, national fan bases fans with quarterback Brett Klusman explains. in professional football. SupFavre and two Super Bowl As with many Pittsburgh porters of teams such as the appearances in the 1990s. Steelers fans in the South, Dallas Cowboys and WashToday’s Super Bowl chamSteve Clark became a devotington Redskins might dispion wins, in fact, the Lomed fan with the Steelers pute that, but today they’re bardi trophy. teams of the 1970s, which watching with everyone else Meanwhile, the Steelers featured players such as Ter- the Terrible Towels of Pittsare going after a record-setry Bradshaw, Jack Lambert, burgh take on the Cheeseting seventh Super Bowl vicFranco Harris, Mean Joe heads of Green Bay. tory. In Super Bowls, the Greene and Lynn Swann. These clubs have tradi“I love the black and tions that are hard to match. See FANS, 8A gold,” says Clark, a lifelong Green Bay set a standard un-

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Devout Green Bay Packers fans Terry Osborne and his son, Madison, made the pilgrimage in November 2009 to sacred Wisconsin ground. Lambeau Field. As part of their weekend, which culminated with a Green Bay victory in the Sunday game in Lambeau over the visiting San Francisco 49ers, the Osbornes spent a long time Saturday in the Packers Hall of Fame. Near closing time, Terry Osborne wanted Madison to see a couple of photographs showing West Rowan High graduate and former Packers offensive lineman David Dreschler. In the distance, Osborne noticed a group touring the hall that seemed to be led by — could it be? — Packers great Bart Starr. Osborne was sure it was Starr and decided if an opportunity pre-

EAST SPENCER — Six officers have been fired from the East Spencer Police Department in just over a year, and five are considering legal action against the town, with at least two already preparing lawsuits. Mark Smith, Jason Sawyer, James Rivers, Jonathan Helms, Cassandra Rankin and Kenny Williams all were dismissed from the department between December 2009 and January 2011. All say the reasons given for their dismissal aren’t accurate. East Spencer Police Chief Floyd Baldo declined to comment on the dismissals or the former officers’ statements. “I stand by every word in the letters of dismissal to be BALDO the absolute truth,” he said. According to a letter sent by Baldo, Smith was fired Dec. 23 for two instances of conduct unbecoming an officer. Baldo wrote that on Dec. 9, 2009, Smith lied about seizing a holster involved in a shooting investigation and falsified documents to hide the seizure. He continued that Smith also admitted on Dec. 9, 2009, that he failed to turn in evidence of “an alleged shooting in which (Smith was) the alleged victim,” storing it at home for nearly a month in- SMITH stead of placing it into evidence as required. When asked about his dismissal Thursday, Smith said he forgot about the inexpensive nylon holster in his drawer and didn’t purposely keep or hide it. He said Baldo knew Smith had the holster but did not bring it to Smith’s attention for 12 days. “This is my supervisor and also the evidence custodian,” Smith said, referring to Baldo. “He said what I did was willful spoilation of evidence — well, what was he doing?” Smith said the second incident involved his property — a bulletproof vest and a pair of handcuffs that were damaged when he was shot in November 2009. After placing photographs of the items into evidence, Smith said he told then-chief Ron Hines that he would be keeping the handcuffs as a memento at home. Smith said he continued to wear the vest to work for three weeks before he was written up. Smith said he has consulted an attorney but decided he can’t afford to file a lawsuit. Sawyer’s dismissal letter includes a list of five instances of conduct unbecoming of an officer, specifically dereliction of duty. SAWYER Baldo wrote that on May 21, Sawyer “knowingly and willfully failed to write a report on a felony larceny in which you had detailed knowledge that the crime did occur.”

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UNC health system, Aetna at standoff on payments RALEIGH (AP) — A dispute over payments between a health insurance company and one of North Carolina’s largest hospital systems could leave 8,000 people outside their network after the contract expired Saturday. Aetna members will have to stop using the University of North Carolina’s health care system or pay higher costs for using out-of-network facilities, The News & Observer of Raleigh reported. UNC Health Care, a state-owned nonprofit, includes its main hospital in Chapel Hill, Rex Healthcare in Raleigh and clinics and doctors’ practices across central North Carolina.

Aetna is approving temporary exemptions for some of its members who are currently under treatment, but those are being done on a caseby-case basis, said Aetna spokesman Walt Cherniak. And those patients will eventually have to switch doctors and hospitals if a settlement isn’t reached. But some patients, like Jennifer Marks of Willow Springs, are caught in the middle. Marks is pregnant with her first child and is due in a little over a month. While at Rex Healthcare last week for an ultrasound, she found out about the contract dispute and now faces finding another doctor and hos-

pital with just weeks to go or having to pay as much as $13,000 because she would be using an out-of-network doctor and facility for her delivery. Marks says she has asked Aetna for an exemption, but has not received an answer. “It puts a damper on what’s supposed to be a joyous time,” Marks said. “We shouldn’t have to worry about the expense and potentially switching doctors and hospital with only five weeks left.” At the crux of the issue is money. UNC contends Aetna pays higher rates to other local hospitals and doctors. “Aetna is not paying us market

rates,” said UNC Health spokeswoman Jennifer James. “We’re happy to talk to them, but we feel very strongly we need to be paid reasonable rates.” The health care system wants a 16 percent increase for UNC hospitals, a 22 percent increase at Rex Healthcare and a 52 percent increase for doctors affiliated with Rex. Aetna says that’s unreasonable. “They have been unwilling to come back with a more realistic financial proposal,” Aetna spokesman Cherniak said. State insurance officials can’t do much about the impasse, said Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin.

Aetna has contracts with other local hospitals run by WakeMed and the Duke University Health System, giving patients other options. State law does provide some protection for patients in HMO plans, especially pregnant women, but the rules aren’t as tough for people enrolled in other types of health plans. The battle isn’t the first between major insurers and large providers. Last summer, Aetna agreed to a new deal with Winston-Salem-based Novant Health, after a three-month battle. In 2007, UnitedHealthcare signed a new contract with WakeMed more than four months after dropping the Wake County hospital.

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Man accused in wife’s death in Cary says he’s innocent RALEIGH (AP) — A man has pleaded not guilty to killing his wife in 2008. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that 37-yearold Brad Cooper entered the plea during a pretrial hearing Friday. He is charged with murder in the death of Nancy Cooper, whose body was found near a storm drain in an unfinished Cary subdivision less than three miles from the couple’s home. Cooper reported his wife missing on July 12, 2008, saying she had gone jogging and never returned. A man walking his dog found Nancy Cooper’s body two days later. Investigators say Nancy Cooper wanted a divorce after finding out that her husband had an affair. Jury selection is set to begin Feb. 28. Lawyers in the case have estimated the trial could take weeks.

Asheville bus driver charged in 86-yearold pedestrian’s death ASHEVILLE (AP) — An Asheville bus driver faces a more serious charge in the death of an 86-year-old pedestrian. The Asheville CitizenTimes reported that 68-yearold bus driver Tolley Tate was charged Friday with misdemeanor death by vehicle after the crash that killed David Stroupe of Leicester. Stroupe died Nov. 5. Tate was previously charged with failure to reduce speed. Tate was released Friday on $5,000 unsecured bond.


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Before his installation as leader of the Piedmont Episcopal District of the AME Zion Church, he served as the presiding bishop of the North Eastern Region Episcopal District. He became the longest serving active bishop in the AME Zion Church (the “Senior Bishop”) at the General conference of 2004 after the retirement of those senior to him. He has served on the Publishing House Board; Harriet Tubman Foundation; Restructuring Committee; Balm in Gilead; and various other positions both at the Conference and the Connectional levels. Hood Theological Seminary, 1810 Lutheran Synod


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Hood Theological Seminary will host its annual endowment convocation on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room. The public is invited to attend. Each year, all or the majority of the active bishops of the 12 Episcopal Districts of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church conduct an endowment convocation at the seminary and present donations from their Episcopal districts for the seminary’s permanent endowment. They provided more than $125,000 during last year’s Convocation. Dr. Albert Aymer, president of Hood, encourages all Zionites, friends and supporters of the seminary to attend this year’s convocation, to participate in its fellowship, and to bring a “generous spirit” with them. Presiding Bishop George W.C. Walker Sr. of the Piedmont Episcopal District will be this year’s convocation preacher. He is a graduate of Clinton Junior College, Livingstone College and Benedict College. He received his master of divinity degree from Hood Theological Seminary in 1971. Walker was elected the 81st bishop of the AME Zion Church in 1988 at the church’s 43rd General Conference.

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Salisbury restoration projects receive statewide awards BY EMILY FORD

Three downtown projects won awards for excellence last week during the 2010 N.C. Main Street Awards competition in Shelby. The Downtown Ghost Walk and Friday Night Out series, the renovation of the Norvell Theater, and improvements to a city parking lot were recognized. Salisbury won two of the 11 Awards of Merit and one of the five Certificates of Special Recognition at the statewide event. Regarding the Norvell Theater, the awards jury observed that Salisbury continues to create venues that attract diverse populations to downtown. Cultural amenities are an important quality of life issue for Salisbury, the jury said. Judges noted the authenticity of the Downtown Ghost Walk and cited the Friday Night Out Series as an effective way to attract shoppers. They also praised the Central City Parking Lot on East Innes Street as a classic example of what communities should do when implementing public parking. This project involved simple improvements that had a big impact, creating a parking lot that feels safe and inviting. Awards included: • Best adaptive reuse project: Winner, the Norvell Theater (Piedmont Players Theater Board of Trustees) • Best downtown event series: Winner, Downtown Ghost Walk (Karen Bowyer) and Friday Night Out Series (Downtown Salisbury Inc.) • Best Outdoor Space Improvement: Honorable mention, Central City Parking Lot (City of Salisbury) N.C. Main Street’s annual awards competition recognizes the outstanding achievements of participating communities in categories re-

the restoration of the Norvell theater earned statewide recognition at the N.C. Main street Awards. the building used to house friendly Cue billiards, which was a fixture on east fisher street

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flecting the four areas emphasized by Main Street: organization, design, economic restructuring and promotion. This year’s entries were judged by a panel including staff from the Piedmont Triad Council of Governments, Appalachian Regional Commission, Division of Community Assistance’s piedmont regional office and the N.C. Main Street program. “The Main Street Awards are the epitome of innovation, quality, partnerships and sustainability,” Liz Parham, Office of Urban Development director, said in a press release. “They represent extraordinary successes that are entrenched in hard work and commitment to community, and they represent North Carolina’s finest examples of downtown revitalization initiatives.” The N.C. Main Street Program provides technical assistance, education and networking opportunities to its communities. The program is part of the Department of Commerce’s Division of Community Assistance. Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704-797-4264.

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Downtown supporter earns individual honor Salisbury City Council member Brian Miller was honored last week as a 2010 Main Street Champion at the N.C. Main Street Annual Awards Dinner. Downtown Salisbury Inc. selected Miller for the honor in appreciation of his contributions to the downtown revitalizaMILLER tion process. Miller, a member of the Downtown Salisbury board of directors for 12 years, has encouraged the board to think beyond the bounds of tradition and challenged the organization to achieve goals previously thought unattainable, according to Randy Hemann, executive director for Downtown Salisbury Inc. Miller was one of two local bankers who quietly solicited the support of peers at five other banks to form the loan pool that allowed Downtown Salisbury Inc. to purchase the Empire Hotel in 2007. Elected to City Council in 2009, Miller has used the opportunity to advocate for worthy community projects, including downtown development. Miller was one of 33 downtown advocates honored at the dinner.



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Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program. Under project guidelines, each participating institution nominated two women of color faculty members in STEM disciplines to participate in all phases of the project. Institutional leaders



also identified other additional participants, primarily women of color, to engage in the project’s second phase which begins in July. “The individual faculty members participating in this project include many talented faculty members



who will be leaders in both their institutions and nationally in the coming years,” said AAC&U Senior Scholar and Project Director Alma Clayton-Pedersen. “Through this initiative, we hope to provide support to a network of scholars and teach-

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ers who can help each other and the rest of the nation as we all seek to improve undergraduate STEM education for students at HBCU’s and for students, especially those historically under-



Want to share memories of service in Vietnam? Through a Soldier’s Eyes is a collaborative project between Rowan Public Library and Waterworks Visual Arts Center to honor and illustrate the Vietnam experiences of Rowan County servicemen and women. Photographs and oral histories will be collected at Rowan Public Library, culminating in a photography exhibit at Waterworks in August. The library invites community members to participate by sharing memories and photographs from their service in Vietnam. Participants can share stories with a library staff member, by appointment, or use a specially designed sound booth to record on their own. The library will also collect photographs chronicling the veterans’ experiences while serving in Vietnam. The exhibit featuring selected stories and photographs will debut at the Waterworks Visual Arts Center later this year. Veterans stories will be archived as oral histories and kept at the Edith M. Clark History Room of Rowan Public Library. The library will copy veterans’ photographs and archive them in the library’s collection. There are also plans to share the information with the national Veterans Memorial Project. The library will host several events throughout the spring to begin collecting photographs, stories, and other information from Rowan County Vietnam veterans willing to share their experiences. On March 4 and 5, the library will host the first events at the headquarters location in Salisbury from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to begin collecting photographs and stories. There will be additional opportunities to participate, including April

Program targets minority women in academia Livingstone College has been chosen to participate in a national initiative that will support minority female faculty in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to help them become stronger academic and administrative leaders. Preparing Critical Faculty for the Future is sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities and is funded by the National Science Foundation’s Historically Black

County commissioners will consider declaring a county-owned house as surplus in order to more easily clean up a 250-gallon fuel oil spill. In a letter to commissioners, County Manager Gary Page wrote that the fuel oil spill occurred at a Sloan Park home owned by the county. During the past 30 days, the county has been in the process of cleaning up the site by disposing of contaminated soil. It also has contracted with a third party consultant to perform groundwater tests for contamination and submit a report to the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The Rowan County Board of Commissioners will discuss selling the house — but not the property — at 3 p.m. Monday on the second floor of the J. Newton Cohen Sr. Rowan County Administration Building. “We have determined that the most cost effective option to resolving this situation is to sell the house through the upset bid process and then clean up the entire site,” Page wrote. “This option will require the house to be moved off site, and will take approximately 60 days to bid and relocate.” The county would gain $15,000 in revenue for the house, avoid a $4,000 asbestos abatement cost and avoid the $50,000 cost of removing contaminated soil from under the house, according to Page.





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On Saturday, Feb. 26, the doors will open at 5 p.m. at Cabarrus Arena and Event Center Gold 2 for the 14th annual Southern Piedmont Friends of NRA fundraising banquet. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the live auction starts at 8 p.m. with drawings and other events following. The event should end by 10 p.m. The family friendly event will feature exclusive limited edition merchandise, firearms, knives, art, jewelry and more. Many gaming opportunities will be offered along with a silent auction and live auction, as well as the draw-

ings for the five firearm specials. Friends of NRA banquets raise funds for the future of shooting sports, especially through organizations such as Jr. ROTC, FFA, 4-H, Boy Scouts, Hunter Safety and middle school and high school shooting teams. Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 at the door, adults; $15, ages 12 and under; and free for ages 6 and under. For tickets, call Casey Crabill, 704-786-2922, Ken Willis, 704-792-1554, or Frank Patterson, 704-782-2336. They may also be purchased online at


at Livingstone and exceptional faculty members capable of participating in such a prestigious effort. We have established our research infrastructure and will be able to apply for STEM research grants. “It’s also significant because now we can begin to more aggressively encourage young black girls to become scientists,â€? Gray continued. “Data shows us that typically young black girls aren’t counseled or mentored in any of the STEM disciplines, and this has caused disparity among black women in these critical fields. This program is specifically designed for women of color and will be a catalyst for change, and Livingstone will be a major contributor.â€? Also key, Proctor said, is Livingstone College’s ability to successfully obtain National Science Foundation grants. “It’s sort of like a first impression, and now they have a good first impression of us,â€? she said. “This is just the beginning of us starting to get grants from the NSF.â€? The initial phase of Preparing Critical Faculty for the Future began Jan. 15 and includes: • Participation in a national dialogue about project goals for the year. • Working with other project staff and experts to develop a plan to turn individual learning into strategies to improve STEM teaching and learning within departments. • Maintaining journals that detail professional development for evaluation purposes. • Using the knowledge gained from project participation to help lead campus efforts to transform undergraduate STEM education. Also as part of Phase One, Livingstone participants will get to network with other project participants at a workshop in Miami March 24-26. The second phase of the project, participating in AAC&U’s Engaging Departments Institute, begins in July. Four-year public and private institutions, as well as two-year schools, were considered for participation in AAC&U’s Preparing Critical Faculty for the Future. Besides Livingstone College, other participating North Carolina institutions are Bennett College for Women, North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina Central University and Winston-Salem State University. The remaining eight participating institutions are: Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio; J.F. Drake State Technical College in Huntsville, Ala.; Spelman College in Atlanta; Tennessee State University in Nashville; University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in Pine Bluff, Ark.; University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne, Md.; University of the District of Columbia in Washington; and Wiley College in Marshall, Texas.

FROM 3a served, at all different kinds of colleges and universities.â€? The two faculty members who will assume the lead role in Livingstone College’s participation are Dr. Alexandra Proctor, chairwoman of the biology and chemistry department, and Dr. Tonya Hendrix, associate professor of biology. Others participating from Livingstone College are Dr. Leroy Simmons, vice president of academic affairs; Dr. Selma Burrell, chairwoman of the division of math and sciences; Dr. Kathryn Moland, chairwoman of computer information systems; Dr. Sashi Sabaratnam, associate professor of biology; and Dr. Jacqueline Gray, associate vice president of institutional effectiveness and sponsored programs. Livingstone officials are proud to be part of such an important initiative. “That we were chosen from among so many institutions of higher learning for this important, groundbreaking initiative speaks very well of Livingstone College,â€? Simmons said. “I’m beyond confident that Dr. Proctor, Dr. Hendrix and our other participating faculty members will represent the college in an exemplary fashion and provide valuable input that will, ultimately, lead to more participation in STEM disciplines among young women of color.â€? Proctor, who earned her doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biology from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and has led Livingstone’s biology and chemistry department for about a year, is excited the college was chosen to participate. “Part of the benefit for participating is we get to consult with national experts,â€? Proctor said. “We’ll get some positive media attention and we’ll help propel women of color into science and leadership positions on our campus. We’ll also develop the STEM program on our campus.â€? Another crucial benefit is the impact undergraduate research has on college campuses, she said. “When I attended the AAC&U Conference in November at Duke University they said ‌ it increases your academic retention of students by 10 percent if you have undergraduate research programs.â€? Livingstone College is already involved in a collaborative research program with Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Gray said everyone at Livingstone is “extremely excitedâ€? about the grant research opportunity. “This is a significant accomplishment for the college for several reasons,â€? Gray said. “That we beat out so many other schools shows we have a viable STEM program


Ga., when she was 5. Williams attended Lenoir-Rhyne College and has over the course of her lifetime lived in Paris, Texas, as well as Memphis and Richmond. She moved back to North Carolina a number of years ago. Williams said that in retirement she’s going to spend a good deal of time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchild, and said travel remains an option. A brother who lives in Naples, Fla., offered to send her a ticket for a flight there anytime she wants when he found out his sister was retiring. Williams said she may take a few trips to visit her brother and others, but said she always plans to return to Thomasville.


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SALISBURY — Edith Louise Eller Basinger, age 90, of Salisbury, passed away Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks. During her four years at Trinity Oaks, she always introduced herself as “fat and sassy”. Born Jan. 9, 1921 in Rowan County, she was the daughter of the late Lizzie Ruth Rufty and Samuel Lee Eller. She was raised by her step-mother, Loudara Lemly Eller. Educated in the Rowan County schools, she was employed by Pauline Knitting Mills, retiring in 1984 as a supervisor. A member of Messiah Lutheran Church, she held various offices, taught Sunday School, was a life member of Naomi Circle, WELCA, and life member of Auxiliary of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. Preceding her in death were her husband of 69 years, Haywood Basinger, who died Dec. 11, 2008; brothers, John Eagle and Richard Eller; and sisters, Pearl Leach and Inez Shepherd. Survivors include her daughter, Dottie Basinger Eagle (Carl) of Salisbury; brothers, Floyd Eller (Frances) and Ned Eller (Martha); sister, Mary Agner (Hubert), all of Salisbury; grandchildren, Linda E. Agner (Rodney), Russ Eagle (Liz) all of Salisbury and Kathy E. Fogleman (Barry) of Liberty; great-grandchildren, Tina Eagle Smith (Peter), Sara Agner, Daniel Agner, Jake Fogleman, Emily Fogleman and Carly Fogleman. Visitation and Service: 1011 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 701 E. Lafayette Street, Salisbury; and at other times the family will be at their respective homes. The service will begin at 11 a.m. in the church sanctuary. The Rev. Don Safrit will officiate. Burial will follow at Rowan Memorial Park. Memorials: Messiah Lutheran Church, 701 E. Lafayette Street, Salisbury, NC 28144; or Rowan Helping Ministries, P.O. Box 4026, Salisbury, NC 28145. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of Trinity Oaks Assisted Living for their kindness. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Basinger family. Online condolences may be made at

KANNAPOLIS — Martha Susan Sweeney Stough, age 78, of 1107 Shady Circle, Kannapolis, passed away on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at her home. Born on Sept. 4, 1932, in Guilford County, she was a daughter of the late John Finbar and Blanche Funderburke Sweeney. Mrs. Stough was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kannapolis and a retired district manager from Shoe Show. She was enjoyed being a Sunday school teacher and a member of the Ladies Guild. She is survived by her husband, Howard Franklin Stough of the home; daughters, Pamela Pritchett of Raleigh and Catherine Sweeney of Waxhaw; sons, David Wellmon of Asheville and Mark Wellmon of Salisbury; brothers, David Sweeney of Calif. and Richard Sweeney of Denver, Colo.; sisters, Esther Livingston of Concord and Catherine Nabors of Kannapolis; halfsister, Philomena Gleason of Fla.; extended family, Diane Poe, Gary Stough, Cynthia Paxton and Debra Holder; 15 grandchildren; and 20 greatgrandchildren. Visitation: A visitation will be held on Sunday, Feb. 6, at Hartsell Funeral Home in Concord from 6-8 p.m. Service and Burial: A funeral service will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Kannapolis on Monday, Feb. 7, at 11 a.m. with Father Al officiating. Burial will be at Carolina Memorial Park in Kannapolis. At other times, the family will be meeting at the home. Memorials: Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or American Cancer Society, 6000 Fairview Drive Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28210. Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Stough family. Online condolences may be made at

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Madison Osborne, a West Rowan High School senior, looks at some of the photographs he has stored on his computer from his 2009 visit to Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisc.

STARR FROM 1a sented itself, he would approach the old quarterback who guided Green Bay to five NFL championships in seven years, culminating with the 1967 “Ice Bowl,” in which the temperature at game time was minus 13 degrees. It was the game that spawned the now famous, oftrepeated description — “the frozen tundra of Lambeau field.” Osborne grew up watching the Packers back home in Rowan County. The winning ways of Starr, Ray Nitschke, Boyd Dowler, Willie Wood and Jerry Kramer made Osborne and childhood friends such as Dickie Myers fans for life. Osborne glided up to Starr when he saw his chance and found the Hall of Famer incredibly nice and “his normal, classy self.” They had a good conversation about North Carolina, the Osbornes’ loyalty to the Packers and other things, and they said their goodbyes. The next morning, after leaving their hotel, the Osbornes found a place for breakfast. As Osborne was up front paying his bill, Starr walked out of one of the restaurant’s private rooms. It was Starr who spoke first, remembering their conversation the day before. “The fact that you took the time was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Osborne gushed back. Starr asked Osborne to bring Madison over so they could talk. “Tell your father not to call me ‘Mister’ anymore,” Starr first instructed Madison. Starr then proceeded to give Madison his personal email address so they could correspond later.

Osborne, a West Rowan High School senior, holds a signed photograph that Bart Starr sent him. Back in Rowan County, Madison would communicate with Starr, who sent him some things, including an autographed picture from his playing days. Today, 18-year-old Madison is a senior at West Rowan High who plans on attending Wingate University in the fall. He became a Packers fan during the Brett Favre days — he remembers the Packers winning their last Super Bowl in 1997 when he was a 4. Madison tends to go with winning traditions. He also is a fan of the baseball Yankees and the basketball Duke University Blue Devils. But that 2009 trip to Green Bay and Lambeau Field has become a cherished memory for both son and father. “You see it on TV, but there’s actually not anything like being there,” Madison says. Being there, and making friends with Bart Starr. Contact Mark Wineka at 704-797-4263.

AIRPORT FROM 1a The new N.C. Mobility Fund, which is paying for most of the Yadkin River Bridge replacement, may be available in about five years to help with local airport expansions, Barkes said. No federal stimulus dollars remain to contribute to the local match. But Robert Van Geons, executive director for RowanWorks Economic Development, said local stakeholders could pursue other federal appropriations. N.C. Rep. Harry Warren (RRowan) attended the meeting and expressed interest in the project. Howell said he would like to see the runway extended in the next five to seven years.

Steel City is 6-1, losing only to the Cowboys in 1996 Finding Packers and Steelers fans anywhere, including Rowan County, is downright easy. Osi Gonsales, a native of Mexico and a Steelers fan for 35 years, has been flying Steeler flags from each side of his Ford Taurus since this season’s NFL playoffs began. “That’s all he talks about,” says a fellow worker at J & J Tire on Bringle JON C. LAKEY/SaLISBURY POST Ferry Road. the cat finds Gary atwell’s fuzzy Green Bay Packers blanket a perfect napping spot. Marcus Gonsales calls his white Taurus the “Steelers car.” Besides the flags, he has a Atwell made a side trip from MilSteelers steering wheel covwaukee to Green Bay and was able er and Pittsburgh bumper to walk onto Lambeau Field, the stickers and decals. He and Packers’ home. Clark exchange honks at “Lambeau Field’s the most each other when their vehibeautiful place I’ve been in my cles pass on the street. life,” Atwell says with reverence. Clark’s Dodge Ram truck Atwell plans to watch the Super sports a Steelers license Bowl at home today with his wife, plate in front. Cyndi. He predicts a low-scoring “I get nervous when I game — something like 20-14 — watch,” Clark says of taking and says the Packers defense in the Steelers games on teldoesn’t receive the credit it deevision, “but it’s fun.” serves. Clark is hesitant about “This is one of the greatest flouting his Steelers gear matchups there has been in the while he watches a game Super Bowl,” says diehard Packwith friends, and he tries not Osi Gonsales proclaims his allegiance to the Steelers ers fan John Sherrill, owner of The to talk trash leading up to a by putting flags on his car and wearing team apparel. Garden Greenhouses. game. During the American “A lot of it will come down to Football Conference championship fan, Seybold says her mother back in coaching and the correct play calls. I two weeks ago against the New York Pittsburgh, now 82, remains a big think it’s a tossup.” Jets, Clark wore a Steelers shirt, but Steelers fan — one of the biggest. Sherrill says the game features four he kept it under his jacket until the “Pittsburgh is just crazy (with antic- of the game’s best defensive players — end, when victory was assured. ipation of the kickoff),” Seybold says. “ two on each side — good quarterbacks The Packers are a slim favorite in I think it says a lot about the city. We and solid receivers. today’s game. sure enjoy football.” The famous 1967 “Ice Bowl” cham“I think they (the Steelers) have a Apostle R.E. Taylor Sr., head of Out- pionship game between Green Bay and good chance,” Clark says. “I like when reach Christian Ministries in SalisDallas in the 1960s “sealed the deal for they’re underdogs.” bury, also is a Pittsburgh native whose me,” Sherrill says, and made him a Clark has two sons, 9 and 6, who support for the Steelers was a Packers fan for life. root for the Carolina Panthers, not the birthright. When he was a young teen and Steelers. “I was one (a fan) when they weren’t Green Bay legend Bart Starr was in “They’re pulling against me on very good, too,” he recalls. Salisbury for the annual National Sundays,” Clark complains. He attended several Steelers games Sportscasters and Sportswriters banAlthough they have Panthers tickas a kid but listened mostly on the raquet, Sherrill won a drawing that alets each season, Jack and Kathy Seydio or caught games on television. lowed him to ask Starr a question. bold grew up in Pittsburgh and, in Though he moved South in 1964, Taylor He asked Starr, a quarterback, how terms of loyalty, have always put the remained loyal to the Steelers and demany touchdowns he had thrown in his Steelers first. lighted in those championship years of career, and Starr acknowledged that he They moved to Salisbury 30 years Bradshaw and Swann. didn’t know. He said he had only worago when Jack was transferred. Taylor and his wife had six children, ried about his team’s winning. “We go back to the Terry Bradall of whom are strong Pittsburgh fans. Sherrill loved the answer and never shaw days,” Kathy says. “I think their chances are great,” has forgotten the thrill of meeting For games — tonight, they’ll have Taylor says of today’s Super Bowl. “I’d Starr. friends over a for a Super Bowl party give them a thumbs up on it.” Sherrill says his father was a Pack— the Seybolds have all the Steeler Gary Atwell, a longtime teacher and ers fan for the longest time, until the trimmings: Terrible Towels, napkins, coach at North Rowan High, actually team had a long dry pell through the black and gold plates, T-shirts, golf remembers watching the Packers win 1970s and 1980s, leading him to switch shirts and a Steelers emblem for the that first SuperBowl 45 years ago. He’s allegiances to the Redskins. “I called front door. been a devout Green Bay fan at least him a traitor,” Sherrill acknowledges. “I thought we have to do somesince that day. If Sherrill had a wish when he dies, thing,” Kathy says. At school this week, Atwell has worn he would have his ashes scattered over She doesn’t go in for any superstihis Packers tie, and he took his foam Lambeau Field. tions on game day. “Whoever’s playCheesehead to classes on Friday. “That’s the only way I’ll be able to ing the best on that day is going to He owns Packers shirts, tie pins, a get a ticket,” he says. win,” Kathy says. helmet, blanket and flag for the house. Contact Mark Wineka at 704-797And as with Klusman, the Packers One summer about 10 years ago, 4263, or

The airport, which hosts about 100 planes with a property tax value of $35.3 million, has become a critical recruitment tool, Barkes said. “CEOs and presidents of companies are not coming to your community on bus or rail,” he said. “They are coming in by air. You have one chance to make a first impression.” Barks said Rowan County is poised for growth, and the runway extension will make the airport more competitive. The N.C. Department of Commerce has several companies looking at communities across the state, including Rowan. “You compete very well,” he said. “A lot of communities don’t make the list at all.” In the past 18 month, Van Geons said three substantial prospects

EAST SPENCER FROM 1a He also wrote that Sawyer failed to properly identify and interview the suspects and witnesses, arrest the suspects when probable cause was present and seize the stolen property. Finally, the letter says Sawyer “knowingly and willfully allowed the stolen property to be sold to a third party in the presence of the witness ... for the victim.” When asked about the incident Friday, Sawyer said he was assisting a sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop when someone told him the scrap metal in the stopped car was stolen. When the officers asked if the person was the owner of the metal, he said “no” and told them the owner was out of town. “We told the guy, ‘If you can’t say for sure they don’t have permission to get this metal, we’ve got their information, and we can file a report and prosecute when we know for sure,’ ” he said. Sawyer said he is seeking to file a wrongful termination lawsuit and is waiting to hear back from the N.C. Department of Labor. He was dismissed on June 29 while out on workers’ compensation for an injury. He also said he has lodged a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission involving religious discrimination, among other issues, and is awaiting response from the town.

have flown into the Rowan County Airport to consider the site for development. “For a down economy, that’s a pretty good number,” he said. Another potential customer is interested in basing two aircraft in Rowan County, Howell said. The county would have to build another hangar, since current facilities are occupied, but two aircraft worth at least $1 million each would add to the tax base, he said. If Rowan could lure another corporate jet, it would be comparable in ad valorem taxes to adding 100 houses, Barkes said. And airplanes don’t need schools or water and sewer service, he said. The airport has nine corporate hangars and all are occupied, Howell said, including Shoe Show, Food Lion and Chartco. One of 72 regular hangars is vacant, he said.

In Rivers’ dismissal letter, Baldo wrote that Rivers shouted and cursed at the chief and kicked open the front office door when leaving the town hall. According to the letter, which cites Rivers for conduct unbecoming an officer, this occurred Oct. 12 while the chief of police was reading a reprimand against Rivers for insubordination. Rivers said Thursday he had previously been told he would not be written up for the incident, and when he was given the reprimand said “this is b---s---.” But he said he did not shout at the chief and did not kick the front door open — and he said the door swings inward. According to Rivers, Baldo was the one shouting as he followed Rivers out of the office. “I’m asking for him to recant false allegations,” Rivers said. “If it keeps going, I’ll probably talk to a lawyer.” Baldo’s letter says Helms was dismissed Nov. 1 for two instances of conduct unbecoming an officer, specifically engaging in illegal conduct and engaging in dishonest conduct, involving incidents on Oct. 27 and 28. Baldo says Helms lied to a superior officer and falsified “documents to cause the town to believe (Helms) had made HELMS payment(s) toward the repair of town property.” The letter continues that Helms sought reimbursements for payments “allegedly made

Cheaper fuel and no commercial fees attract pilots and companies to the Rowan County Airport, where new technology allows pilots to land in weather conditions as poor as a 200-foot cloud ceiling with half-mile visibility, Howell said. Howell said he expects significant air traffic at the airport during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte in September 2012. He asked business leaders and elected officials at the forum to realize the airport’s role in economic development in Rowan County. “Get behind the airport,” he said. Barkes urged attendees to talk to state and local elected officials about pursuing money for the runway extension. “You as a community need to decide how you’re going after it,” he said.

out of pocket,” which had not been made, for unauthorized repairs to a patrol car. Helms said Thursday he made repairs to a patrol vehicle with his own money but had gotten permission first. Helms said Baldo had asked him to send an e-mail with the amount paid, so Helms sent the total cost of the bill. But financial hardship kept him from paying in full right away. “The bill was in my name, not in the town’s name,” Helms said. “I had all intentions of paying for it and never once asked them to reimburse me.” Helms said he has been working on a lawsuit for slander but can’t afford to go forward. Baldo wrote in Rankin’s dismissal letter that on Dec. 8, she was fired after shouting at East Spencer’s acting town administrator while in uniform and armed, which is listed as conduct unbecoming an officer. The letter also cites Rankin for insubordination for shouting at the chief and disregarding his orders to lower her voice “when it was brought to (her) attention that the chain of command is to be followed in setting officers’ court ap- RANKIN pearances.” The letter also lists gross insubordination for disregarding the chief’s orders to leave the premises after the disturbance. Questions asked of Rankin were referred to her attorney, David Shelby. He said Friday that Rankin will be pursuing legal action against the town, possibly in both state and

Skydiving coming to airport Starting in a few weeks, people can jump out of an airplane over Rowan County. A new business at the Rowan County Airport will offer skydiving this spring, Airport Director Thad Howell said. Jim Laninghan, a helicopter pilot for the N.C. Highway Patrol, owns the business, as yet unnamed. Laninghan will offer $200 tandem jumps, where the customer jumps while harnessed to a personal skydiving instructor. For an additional $100, another guide will videotape the whole experience. If you’re already a licensed skydiver, Laninghan will take you up for $25. The business will not offer skydiving lessons, but Laninghan might add them in the future, Howell said.

federal arenas. “I believe (the content of the notice) was a pretext for her dismissal, and the dismissal has more to do with other factors that aren't considered,” Shelby said. Rankin recorded the conversation when she was fired, Shelby said, and the tape does not match the dismissal notice. Several items are listed as the basis of Williams’ Dec. 14, 2009, dismissal, including insubordination for failing to follow the chain of command, as well as conduct unbecoming an officer for having “failed to obey a direct order from the chief of police and lying to your superior officer.” Williams is cited for twice for insubordination for failing to obey a direct order to report to duty on time and in uniform. The letter also lists an instance of conduct unbecoming an officer for having WILLIAMS “failed to properly serve court orders and lying to your superior officer” on Nov. 17, 2009. Another violation for conduct unbecoming an officer said that on Dec. 14, 2009, Williams lied to a superior officer when denying having purchased items in the name of the police department that were shipped to his address. Williams could not be reached for comment but previously wrote in an e-mail to the Post that the dismissal notice was “fabricated.” Contact reporter Karissa Minn at 704-7974222.




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SALISBURY — Kenneth Emmitt Robbins, age 50, of 1545 Seventh Street Extension, Salisbury, passed away on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at Rowan Regional Hospital. Born Nov. 15, 1960, in Fulton County, Ga., he was a son of the late Emmitt Coolidge and Audrey Mae Diggs Robbins. Mr. Robbins worked in maintenance at a nursing home. He was a father figure to many people. He is survived by his wife, Diane Crump Robbins of the home; son, Andrew Robbins and wife, Crystal of Spencer; daughter, Nichole Webster and husband, Daniel of Fort Mill, S.C.; sisters, Diane Brunnett of Chester, S.C., Joyce Miller of York, S.C., Kathy Ramsey of Chester, S.C., Judy Compton of Chester, S.C. and Deborah Feaster of Chester, S.C.; grandchildren, Andrew Webster, Alivia Webster and Emmitt Robbins; and also a number of nieces and nephews. The family meeting place will be at the home of son Andrew Robbins at 335 McCubbins Street, Spencer, NC. Visitation: A visitation will be held at Impact Church 44 Cabarrus Avenue West Concord, NC 28025 on Monday, Feb. 7, from 3-4 p.m. Service: Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. with Pastor Doug Houghton officiating. Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Robbins family. Online condolences may be made at

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Doris Lucille Allgood SALISBURY — Doris Lucille Allgood, age 84, of Salisbury died Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center after being in declining health for several years. Born May 22, 1926, in Rowan County, she was the daughter of the late Ellis Eugene and Grace Heilig Allgood. She was educated in the East Spencer and Salisbury schools and graduated from Boyden High School. Miss Allgood was employed for Hoechst Celanese before retiring. She enjoyed gardening and tending her plants and flowers and also was an avid reader. Those left to cherish her memory are her sisters, Jackie Allgood of Taylorsville, Jean A. Hillard and husband, Herb of Greensboro and Dolores A. Whitacre of Ojai, Calif.; two nieces; and two nephews. Visitation: The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Monday at the Summersett Funeral Home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 222 S. Church St., Suite 303, Charlotte, NC 28202 or a charity of the donor's choice. Summersett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

Mary Ida Drye Cauble BURLINGTON — Mary Ida Drye Cauble, 79, formerly of Salisbury, died at the Hospice Home in Burlington on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011. Service: Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m., at the Rich & Thompson Chapel in Burlington. Visitation: 12:30-2 p.m. Tuesday prior to service. Condolences may be offered at

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“Pete” Shive Barger, age 93, of Salisbury passed away Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Barger was born Nov. 21, 1917, in Rowan County, she was the daughter of the late Elthie Fesperman Shive and James Shive. She graduated from the Rowan County Schools and was owner operator of Barger Grocery with her husband Edwin Bryce Barger. Mrs. Barger was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and was active in the Alter Guild and the Golden Opportunity Group. Preceding her in death was her husband, Edwin Bryce Barger; two sisters; and one brother. Survivors include son, James Steven Barger of Mooresville; daughter, Jane B. Jones (Gerald) of Salisbury; granddaughters, Jennifer Johnston (Ed) and Jessica Everhart (Brad); and great grandson, Edward Johnston. Visitation: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at Summersett Funeral Home. Service and Burial: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, at St. John's Lutheran Church Chapel conducted by Rev. Rhodes Woolly and Rev. David Nelson. Burial to follow at Chestnut Hill Cemetery. Memorials: St. John's Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., Salisbury, NC 28144. Summersett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

- Army Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Venetz Jr., 30, of Prince William, Va., died Jan. 28 in Parwan province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained in a non-combat incident. ——

- Army Spc. Joshua R. Campbell, 22, of Bennett, Colo.; and - Army Spc. Shawn A. Muhr, 26, of Coon Rapids, Iowa, died Jan. 29 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. ——

- Army Spc. Omar Soltero, 28, of San Antonio, Texas, died Jan. 31 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.

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Gilbert Lee Jones Correction CLEVELAND — Gilbert Lee Jones, age 60, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at his residence. Born Aug. 4, 1950, in Philadelphia, Pa., he was the son of Tommie Lee Jones of Philadelphia, Pa. And the late Olivia Lucille Fowler Jones. Hairston Funeral Home, Inc. is assisting the Jones Family.

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bert Lee Johnston, age 85, passed away Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast in Concord. Mr. Johnston was born Feb. 3, 1926, in Rowan County. He was a son of the late L. Guy Johnston and Lillian Eller Johnston. Mr. Johnston graduated from China Grove High School and went directly into the United States Navy serving in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters in World War II. After returning home, he worked for the Salisbury Post newspaper for 18 years and later retired from the purchasing department at Cabarrus Memorial Hospital in 1987. Mr. Johnston was honored to be asked to serve as master of ceremonies for numerous classes of graduates of China Grove High in the mid-forties. He had a real love for old classic and muscle cars and owned many over the years. He helped organize the Corvette Club of North Carolina early in the 60's and served as president for many years. At the time of his death, he still owned his prized 1962 Corvette and 1923 Model-T Ford and still drove them to cruise-ins locally. As an animal lover, he always had pets and could never stand to see one who needed a friend and didn't have one. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Duwan Johnston and Harry Johnston; and one sister, Rebecca Cranford. Mr. Johnston is survived by his wife, Annie Mae Westmoreland Johnston; and a number of nieces and nephews. Four of his nephews who shared his love for cars and went with him to shows and cruise-ins are Andrew Morrison, Taylor Deyton, Casey Grande and Keevan Johnston. Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, at First United Methodist Church in China Grove. Rev. George Yates will officiate. A reception will follow the service to greet friends. There will be an entombment service with military honors at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, at the Salisbury National Cemetery. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 110 West Church Street, China Grove, NC 28023 or Faithful Friends of Salisbury, 322 East Fisher Street, Salisbury, NC 28144. Lady's Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family of Mr. Johnston. Remembrances may be sent to the family at


SCERTZ, Texas — Everett Debell Crockett, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, left this life peacefully on Feb. 1, 2011. Everett was born Dec. 20, 1920, in Reed, W.Va. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. After joining the Charleston, W.Va., Police Department in 1949, Everett retired as a Lieutenant in 1981 with numerous commendations. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police until his death. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Gloria Lane Crockett (2009); multiple brothers and sisters; and his great-granddaughter, Kassandra. Everett is survived by sons Ronald Crockett and wife Nancy of Garden Ridge, Texas, Everett L. Crockett and wife Karen of Cleveland, Texas; brother Howard Crockett of Raleigh, N.C; granddaughter Michelle Crockett McHone of Celina, Texas; grandson Michael Crockett and his wife, Brandi, of San Antonio, Texas; and his beloved great-grandchildren, Justen, Wesley, Payton and Parker Crockett of San Antonio, Texas, and Ryan and Eryn McHone of Gunter, Texas. Visitation and Burial: Visitation is at Schertz Funeral Home 2217 F.M. 3009, Schertz, TX 78154, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7. Interment with military honors will be at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, in San Antonio, Texas, on Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. “Just when all faith was lost, God whispered 'Heaven needed a Hero.' ” You are invited to sign the electronic guestbook at www.

enue, Hampstead, passed away Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at the Woodbury Wellness Center of Hampstead. He succumbed to the ravages of Alzheimer's after a 10 year battle with the disease. Born to Theodore Wesley Meacham and Dorothy Horton Meacham in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County on Oct. 21, 1934. He was a 1953 graduate of Harding High School. He spent nine years in the Air National Guard of NC and the Reserve of the United States Air Force. Ted was a 10 year member of the Topsail Baptist Church on Highway 17, donating his time and financial resources to his church and his community. His personal interests included designing and drawing architectural plans for his family's own custom homes, as well as, plans for family and personal friends. He loved his and his wifes' dream retirement home on the Intra coastal waterway in Hampstead. He loved being outdoors, whether it was working in his yard, working on one of the family vehicles, or helping around his community. His interests also included camping trips with his family and traveling in retirement with his wife. He began his career with Whitin Machine as a draftsman after graduating from Harding High School. He joined Pritchard Paint & Glass Company in Charlotte in late 1957. As his career progressed, he relocated his family to Salisbury, then Raleigh and eventually in 1995, he and his wife retired to the Wilmington area where he lived until his passing. He is survived by the love of his life of 54 years, Jean. He is also survived by four grown children, Stanley Ted, of Denver, Colo., Anthony Mark, of Hampstead, Alisha Meacham Grkman and Jim, of Salisbury and Eric Wesley and Amy of Wilmington. Ted is also survived by five grandchildren, Mark Meacham, Amanda Meacham Connor and Jeremy, Zachary Grkman, Sidney Grkman and Ava Meacham; and one greatgrandchild, Brooke Connor. Service: A private service was held on Saturday, Feb. 5, at Andrews Mortuary of Hampstead with Pastor Rick Armstrong officiating. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family sincerely wishes that any contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Eastern North Carolina, 3737 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC, 27612. The family would like to recognize the kindness and understanding of the staff and administration at the Woodbury Wellness Center in Hampstead. Condolences may be sent to the family at


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Super cold for Super Sunday Texas needs late rally to save Super Bowl week BY SCHUYLER DIXON Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas — Mother Nature messed with Texas — and might not be finished. The questions now: Did the cold, icy blast ruin everything for the first Super Bowl week in Dallas-Fort Worth? Or can the region save face in the final hours before today’s big game between the Packers and the Steelers? This was a long week even before snow and ice fell off the roof of the $1.3 ASSOcIATeD PReSS billion Cowboys Stadium in Arlington on cowboy Stadium, site of NFL football Super Bowl XLV, rises Friday, injuring at least six people. Bad weather forced the cancellation beyond a pile of snow Friday.

of hundreds of flights, cutting short the time — and the money — fans would be spending in town. And just when things were looking up on a bright and sunny Saturday, snapping a 100-hour streak of subfreezing temperatures, snow was back in the forecast for Sunday. “It’s a little depressing,” said Marc Castaldo, a bar manager in downtown Fort Worth. “I mean, this is Texas.” The cold week in Texas still amounted to an early spring break for the stalwart visitors from Pittsburgh and Green Bay. It wasn’t so fun for everyone else as 500 schools and day care centers in and around Dallas-Fort Worth were shut down for days, leaving crabby parents

stuck at home with bored kids and few options because of the icy roads and sidewalks. Downtown Fort Worth was a deserted sheet of ice early in the week before things thawed a bit Friday. By then, fans were tiptoeing around puddles of slush and walking on shoveled sidewalks — the kind of scene one might find at the Winter Olympics. “Would it have been nice to have 50 or 60 (degrees)? Sure,” said Steelers fan Tom Detar, who drove in from suburban Pittsburgh early in the week even though he knew he would be going home before



Duke rips Pack BY JOEDY MCCREARY Associated Press

DURHAM — Nolan Smith s o a r e d Duke 76 t h r o u g h N.C. State 52 the air and t o m a hawked a dunk. Then he paused for a moment and allowed himself to crack a smile. There certainly was plenty to like early on for No. 5 Duke. Smith scored 18 of his 20 points during what he called “a near-perfect first half” and led the Blue Devils past struggling North Carolina State, 76-52 on Saturday night. “At that point, everything was going our way,” Smith said, “so I figured that I’d smile.” Mason Plumlee had 16 points and 12 rebounds while Kyle Singler added 14 points for Duke (21-2, 8-1), as the top team in the ACC had little trouble with one of its worst. The Blue Devils put together two overwhelming runs in the half, needed fewer than 18 minutes to build a 30-point lead and coasted the rest of the way despite shooting just 19 percent during the final 20 minutes. “Guys got comfortable. Of

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catawba’s Kelvin Drakeford (with ball) drives inside against Lincoln Memorial players, from left, Desmond Johnson, Wally Jones and Darryl Garrett.

Catawba’s upset bid fails BY MIKE LONDON

When Catawba’s Trey Shoemaker hit two free Lincoln 83 throws, the Indians Catawba 75 led by 16 points against the nation’s sixth-ranked team.

That’s the good news. The bad news was that five minutes remained in the first half. Catawba couldn’t hang on. Desmond Johnson’s 27 points and 12 rebounds led unbeaten Lincoln Memorial to an 83-75 SAC win on Saturday at boisterous Goodman Gym. Lincoln Memorial (20-0, 12-0) did-

North Powers to title

ba point guard Dominick Reid, who scored 14 points. “Without the shotblocker, we got a lot more in the paint today.” Rangy forward Justin Huntley slashed for 19 points for the Indians, and freshman Keon Moore had


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SPENCER — Tyler Powers was 0-4 against defending state champion Daniel Hernandez of East Montgomery when he lined up against him in the 125-pound final in the Yadkin Valley Conference wrestling tournament Saturday in the North Rowan gym. “It was my last opportunity to beat him,” the Cavalier junior said. Powers changed his game plan and defeated Hernandez 5-2, helping North win the tournament and raising the confidence of the team as it heads into the dual team tournament, which begins Tues-

n’t have 6-foot-7 star D’Mario Curry, who put up 41 points and 21 boards when Catawba visited Lincoln Memorial in mid-December. Curry stayed home with the flu, and several of his teammates, including Johnson, played despite high fevers. “Curry does a lot for them both on offense and defense,” said Cataw-


North Rowan’s Tyler Powers picks up defending state champ Daniel Hernandez during his victory at 125 pounds. day. North Rowan placed nine in the championship round and had six winners. The Cavs (253 1⁄2 points) easily outdistanced runnerup Chatham Central (200). “These kids used to think they could win,” said firstyear head coach Tim Pittman. “Now they know they can.” It was a perfect ending to

a regular season that saw North go 16-3 and finish in a three-way tie for first place in what is considered one of the toughest conferences in 1A. The Cavaliers ended the drama quickly Saturday, winning the first four matches of the championship round.


WINSTON-SALEM — The Livingstone men’s basketball team L’Stone 81 pulled off a big road upset WSSU 73 Saturday against WinstonSalem State 81-73. With the victory, James Stinson’s Blue Bears (12-5, 7-3 CIAA) improved to 3-1 in the division and move into a tie with the Rams for first place in the Southern Division at 31. The Rams (15-4) came into the contest as the fourth-ranked team in the latest NCAA Atlantic Region rankings. Donte Durant had his best offensive output of the season, leading the Blue Bears with 18 points. Darius Cox fell just short of a double-double with 17 points and nine rebounds while Quentin Redfern added 13 points with 11 of them coming at the charity stripe. The opening 10 minutes were a back and forth battle and the teams were deadlocked at 10-10 with 10:30 left. Five minutes later, the The Blue Bears were up 22-14. Livingstone finished the half on a 5-2 run to take a 33-24 lead into the break. Winston-Salem State came out very aggressive to start the second half and in the first 3:10 of the second half was within three points at 35-32.

Cox gave the Blue Bears a big boost on the next possession. He blocked a Ram shot on the defensive end and then hit a 10-foot jumper to break the Ram run. Livingstone led by five points with 14:19 left when 13-1 run gave the Blue DURANT Bears a 54-37 advantage with 9:43 remaining. Winston got within 12, but Livingstone rattled off a 9-1 run to open up its largest lead of the contest of 20 points with 6:24 left. With just under two minutes left the Rams had rallied within seven at 70-63. Livingstone was able to keep Winston at bay with solid free-throw shooting in the final minutes. The Blue Bears hit 8 of 10 free throws in the final 1:10 of the contest to wrap it up. The Blue Bears had a solid night shooting the ball as Livingstone hit 48.1 percent of its shots for the game including 54.2 percent in the first half. The Blue Bears went to the charity stripe 41 times, connecting on 28 of their attempts. • NOTE: The Blue Bears will hit the road again on Monday when they head to Raleigh, for an 8 p.m. contest against the Bears of Shaw.


TV Sports Sunday, Feb. 6 GOLF 1 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Phoenix Open, final round, at Scottsdale, Ariz. 3 p.m. CBS — PGA Tour, Phoenix Open, final round, at Scottsdale, Ariz. MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1 p.m. CBS — Michigan St. at Wisconsin 2 p.m. ESPN — Ohio St. at Minnesota FSN — Florida St. at North Carolina NBA BASKETBALL 2:30 p.m. ABC — Orlando at Boston NFL FOOTBALL 6 p.m. FOX — Super Bowl XLV, Pittsburgh vs. Green Bay, at Arlington, Texas NHL HOCKEY 12:30 p.m. NBC — Pittsburgh at Washington WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 4 p.m. FSN — UCLA at Southern Cal

East Davidson 3-5 11-10 Central Davidson 2-6 8-11 0-7 4-12 West Davidson Friday’s games East Davidson 85, Central Davidson 65 Salisbury 61, Lexington 40 Thomasville 43, West Davidson 28 CCC Overall Girls Salisbury 8-0 17-1 6-2 15-4 Central Davidson Thomasville 5-3 17-4 Lexington 3-4 9-10 1-7 11-10 East Davidson West Davidson 0-7 1-14 Friday’s games Central Davidson 59, East Davidson 38 Salisbury 71, Lexington 36 Thomasville 66, W. Davidson 26 Tuesday’s games East Davidson at West Davidson Central Davidson at Lexington Thomasville at Salisbury Wednesday’s game West Davidson at Lexington Feb. 11 Salisbury at East Davidson Lexington at Thomasville West Davidson at Central Davidson

3A North Piedmont

Area schedule Sunday, February 6 COLLEGE BASEBALL at Newman Park 1 p.m. Tusculum vs. Catawba 4 p.m. Pfeiffer vs. Brevard 7 p.m. Catawba vs. Brevard

Prep wrestling YVC tournament 1. North Rowan...........................253.5 2. Chatham Central ....................200 3. West Montgomery ..................175 4. East Montgomery ...................131 5. South Stanly ...........................65.5 6. South Davidson ......................65 7. Albemarle................................62 8. North Moore............................31 Individuals 103 — 1. Simon Connolly (NR), 2. James Daggett (CC), 3. Korby Chappell (SD) 112 — 1. Damon Ellis (NR), 2. Chris Jaeger (CC), 3. Isaias Gomez (EM) 119 — 1.Giancarlo Solorzano (NR), 2. Jimmy Lavandowski (CC), 3. Terry Ingold (A) 125 — Tyler Powers (NR), Daniel Hernandez (EM), 3. Kittipong Phothisane, West Montgomery (WM) 130 — Alex Thompson (SS), 2. Brandon Lemmon (NR), 3. Marco Layva (EM) 135 — Ryan Craver (SD), Levi Russell (WM), John Bartee (CC) 140 — Shelton Sales (CC), 2. Thomas Tucker (NR), 3. Zesar Alvarez (EM) 145 — Christian Bradley (WM), 2. Collin Loman (CC), 3. Cameron Talbert (EM), 4. Josh Mock (NR) 152 — A.J. Chambers (NR), 2. Zach Shae (EM), 3. Macon Moore (CC) 160 — Thomas Fowler (NR), 2. Christopher Bradley (WM(, 3. Matthew Webster (CC) 171 — Carson Joyce (CC), 2. Landon Farley (SS), 3. Kyle Kidd (NM), 4. Terry Allen (NR) 189 — Trent McGuirt (WM), 2. Matthew Reynolds (EM), 3. Joe Wiggins (NR) 215 — Antwain Green (WM), 2. Tristan Stinson (CC), 3. Garland Archie (NR) 285 — Will Robertson (NR), Michael Rebello (SD), 3. Jarred Ellerbe (WM)

Prep swimming 1A/2A Western Regional Girls team scores 1. Lake Norman Charter .............260.5 2. East Lincoln ............................188 3. Waxhaw Cuthbertson .............180 4. Salisbury .................................147 5. Kernersville McGuinness........140 6. West Davidson........................133 7. South Iredell............................118 Notable 17. Central Davidson ..................43 20. Lexington ..............................29.5 21. East Davidson ......................25 30. North Stanly ..........................1 Salisbury individuals 200 medley relay — 4. Katie Cater, McKenzie Stevens, Alexandra Drye, Carley Drye 2:02.96 200 free — 2. McKenzie Stevens 2:02.69; 6. Carley Drye 2:05.03; 8. Katie Cater 2:05.36 100 free — 2. Carley Drye 57.31 100 back — 2. Katie Cater 1:03.76 400 free relay — 5. Carley Drye, Katie Cater, Alexandra Drye, McKenzie Stevens 4:00.32 Boys team scores 1.Kernersville McGuinness.........255 2. Lake Norman Charter .............251 3. North Lincoln...........................191 4. East Lincoln ............................189 5. West Davidson........................176 6. Lexington ................................111.5 7. East Burke ..............................110 Notable 10. Salisbury ...............................83 14. Central Davidson ..................51 18. North Stanly ..........................33 23. East Davidson ......................20

Salisbury individuals 200 — 1. Taylor Rodenhuis 1:49.67 200 IM — 2. Andrew McCollister 2:03.95 100 fly —5. Taylor Rodenhuis 58.45 500 free — 1. Andrew McCollister 4:51.54

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Prep hoops Standings 1A Yadkin Valley Boys YVC Overall North Rowan 12-1 16-4 Albemarle 11-2 14-3 West Montgomery 11-3 11-6 North Moore 9-5 12-8 South Davidson 8-7 11-9 East Montgomery 5-9 7-10 Chatham Central 3-11 4-16 Gray Stone 3-11 4-17 South Stanly 1-14 1-19 Friday’s games North Rowan 90, East Montgomery 40 South Davidson 86, South Stanly 40 North Moore 65, Gray Stone 50 Albemarle 56, West Stanly 47 West Montgomery d. Chatham Central Saturday’s game Albemarle 90, East Montgomery 51 Girls YVC Overall North Moore 12-2 16-5 Albemarle 11-2 13-4 Chatham Central 11-3 14-6 East Montgomery 9-5 9-10 North Rowan 6-7 7-13 South Davidson 6-9 9-12 South Stanly 5-10 6-14 West Montgomery 3-11 3-14 Gray Stone 0-14 3-18 Friday’s games North Rowan 57, East Montgomery 49 Albemarle 48, West Stanly 38 South Davidson 46, South Stanly 41 Chatham Central d. West Montgomery North Moore d. Gray Stone Saturday’s game Albemarle 47, East Montgomery 35 Monday’s game North Rowan at Albemarle Cuthbertson at Gray Stone Tuesday’s games East Montgomery at Gray Stone South Stanly at North Moore Chatham Central at North Rowan West Montgomery at Albemarle Feb. 11 Gray Stone at South Davidson Albemarle at Chatham Central North Rowan at North Moore West Montgomery at East Montgomery

2A Central Carolina Boys Salisbury Lexington Thomasville

CCC 8-0 5-2 5-3

Overall 15-4 10-10 8-12

Overall Boys NPC Statesville 10-0 15-4 West Rowan 8-2 10-10 6-4 11-8 West Iredell Carson 5-6 8-12 North Iredell 3-7 6-12 2-7 5-14 South Rowan East Rowan 1-9 1-17 Friday’s games South Rowan 86, Carson 70 West Rowan 54, East Rowan 40 Statesville 80, North Iredell 71 NPC Overall Girls North Iredell 10-0 17-1 9-2 15-5 Carson West Rowan 6-4 14-7 South Rowan 4-5 7-11 4-6 6-12 East Rowan West Iredell 2-8 3-15 Statesville 0-10 0-19 Friday’s games Carson 77, South Rowan 43 East Rowan 60, West Rowan 58 North Iredell 72, Statesville 25 Monday’s games West Iredell at Carson Statesville at South Rowan North Iredell at East Rowan Wednesday’s games West Rowan at North Iredell Statesville at West Iredell South Rowan at East Rowan Thursday’s game West Rowan at South Rowan

3A South Piedmont Boys SPC Overall 11-1 18-2 Concord NW Cabarrus 9-3 14-7 Hickory Ridge 8-4 14-7 7-4 11-6 A.L. Brown Central Cabarrus 6-6 12-9 Robinson 2-8 6-13 2-9 4-15 Cox Mill Mount Pleasant 1-11 5-16 Friday’s games Hickory Ridge 56, A.L. Brown 41 NW Cabarrus 82, Central Cabarrus 77 Concord 91, Mount Pleasant 48 Cox Mill at Robinson Overall Girls SPC Concord 12-0 14-6 Hickory Ridge 11-1 16-5 8-3 14-5 Robinson A.L. Brown 6-5 10-10 NW Cabarrus 6-6 7-13 3-9 9-12 Mount Pleasant Central Cabarrus 0-11 1-15 Cox Mill 0-11 1-17 Friday’s games Robinson 57, Cox Mill 28 Concord 89, Mount Pleasant 53 Hickory Ridge 56, A.L. Bown 45 NW Cabarrus 53, Central Cabarrus 42 Monday’s game Central Cabarrus at Cox Mill Tuesday’s games Concord at Hickory Ridge Mount Pleasant at Robinson NW Cabarrus at A.L. Brown Wednesday’s games Mount Pleasant at Central Cabarrus Robinson at A.L. Brown

4A Central Piedmont Boys CPC Overall Reagan 8-0 20-0 6-2 17-3 Davie County Mount Tabor 4-3 17-4 R.J. Reynolds 2-6 5-14 2-5 7-11 West Forsyth North Davidson 1-7 9-10 Friday’s games Davie 75, R.J. Reynolds 67 (OT) Reagan 54, Mount Tabor 52 West Forsyth 52, North Davidson 51 CPC Overall Girls Mount Tabor 7-0 16-2 6-1 14-4 West Forsyth R.J. Reynolds 6-2 13-6 Reagan 2-6 6-13 1-7 6-12 North Davidson Davie County 1-7 6-15 Friday’s games R.J. Reynolds 46, Davie 35 Mount Tabor 41, Reagan 31 West Forsyth 52, North Davidson 42 Tuesday’s games North Davidson at Mount Tabor R.J. Reynolds at West Forsyth Wednesday’s game Reagan at Davie

College hoops Standings ACC ACC Overall Duke 8-1 21-2 North Carolina 6-1 16-5 6-2 16-6 Florida State Clemson 5-4 16-7 Virginia Tech 5-4 15-7 5-4 15-8 Maryland Boston College 5-4 15-8 Miami 3-6 14-9 3-6 12-11 Virginia Georgia Tech 3-6 10-12 N.C. State 2-7 12-11 1-7 8-15 Wake Forest Saturday’s games Clemson 65, Georgia Tech 56 Maryland 91, Wake Forest 70 Boston College 58, Virginia Tech 56 Miami 70, Virginia 68 (OT) Duke 76, N.C. State 52 Sunday’s game Florida State at North Carolina, 2 p.m., FSN Tuesday’s game Boston College at Clemson, 9 p.m., ESPNU

Southeastern Eastern SEC Overall Florida 7-2 18-5 Tennessee 5-3 15-8 Georgia 5-4 16-6 Kentucky 4-4 16-6 Vanderbilt 4-4 16-6 South Carolina 4-4 13-8 Western SEC Overall Alabama 7-1 15-7 Mississippi State 4-4 12-10 Arkansas 4-5 14-8 Mississippi 3-5 15-8 LSU 2-6 10-13 Auburn 1-8 8-15 Saturday’s games Georgia 81, Auburn 72 (OT) Vanderbilt 78, South Carolina 60 Mississippi State 58, LSU 57 Alabama 65, Tennessee 60 Mississippi 69, Arkansas 60 Florida 70, Kentucky 68

SAC SAC Overall Lincoln Memorial 12-0 20-0 Anderson 8-4 14-8 Wingate 7-5 12-8 Tusculum 7-5 10-12 Carson-Newman 6-6 9-11 Brevard 5-7 7-10 Mars Hill 5-7 8-12 Newberry 5-7 10-10 Catawba 4-8 8-12 Lenoir-Rhyne 1-11 2-18 Saturday’s games Tusculum 67, Brevard 63 Lincoln Memorial 83, Catawba 75 Mars Hill 82, Anderson 75 Wingate 71, Carson-Newman 46


SCORBOARD Newberry 73, Lenoir-Rhyne 62 Wednesday’s games Catawba at Brevard Wingate at Lenoir-Rhyne Anderson at Newberry Carson-Newman at Tusculum Lincoln Memorial at Mars Hill |


Northern Division Overall 5-0 16-3 Bowie State Virginia Union 5-2 10-7 St. Paul’s 4-2 8-11 2-4 12-8 Elizabeth City State Chowan 2-4 3-17 Virginia State 2-5 3-17 1-4 2-16 Lincoln Southern Division Overall Livingstone 3-1 12-5 15-4 Winston-Salem State 3-1 Fayetteville State 2-2 10-9 Shaw 2-2 13-7 1-3 12-7 Johnson C. Smith St. Augustine’s 1-3 6-13 Saturday’s games Livingstone 81, Winston-Salem St. 73 St. Paul’s 71, Lincoln 64 Chowan 63, Virginia State 56 Virginia Union 54, Elizabeth City St. 53 Fayetteville State 77, St. Aug’s 68 Shaw 86, J.C. Smith 77 Sunday’s game Lincoln at Bowie State

Conference Carolinas CC Overall Queens 10-1 14-5 Limestone 10-1 16-3 7-5 12-8 Barton Pfeiffer 6-5 8-11 St. Andrews 6-6 10-10 5-6 10-9 Mount Olive Coker 5-6 7-11 Belmont Abbey 4-7 9-10 1-9 5-13 Lees-McRae Erskine 1-9 2-15 Saturday’s games Lees-McRae 79, Johnson & Wales 44 St. Andrews 80, Queens 70 Barton 68, Erskine 55 Coker 79, Belmont Abbey 66 Limestone 78, Pfeiffer 75

Other scores EAST Albany, N.Y. 62, Hartford 59 Bucknell 75, Navy 49 Colgate 77, Army 71 Connecticut 61, Seton Hall 59 Cornell 91, Brown 79 Dayton 85, La Salle 81 Drexel 58, Delaware 48 Georgetown 83, Providence 81 Georgia St. 63, Towson 60 Harvard 83, Penn 82, 3OT Hofstra 78, Northeastern 75 Lafayette 76, Holy Cross 70 New Hampshire 65, Binghamton 59 Pittsburgh 71, Cincinnati 59 Princeton 68, Dartmouth 53 Richmond 77, Fordham 60 Saint Joseph’s 67, Massachusetts 64 St. Bonaventure 64, Duquesne 62 Temple 80, Rhode Island 67 Villanova 66, West Virginia 50 Wagner 63, Monmouth, N.J. 60 Yale 72, Columbia 67 SOUTH Appalachian St. 68, Elon 62 Augusta St. 84, Lander 46 Coastal Carolina 99, VMI 86 Coll. of Charleston 73, Furman 54 Davidson 73, Chattanooga 59 East Carolina 68, UCF 61 Gardner-Webb 63, Presbyterian 62 George Mason 62, Old Dominion 45 George Washington 73, Charlotte 67 Grambling St. 49, Southern U. 45 Hampton 64, S. Carolina St. 53 Liberty 70, Charleston Southern 69 Louisville 61, DePaul 57 Mercer 63, Campbell 45 Murray St. 67, Austin Peay 58 N. C. A&T 78, Delaware St. 73, OT N.C. Central 79, Howard 70 Samford 58, Georgia Southern 50 Southern Miss. 67, Marshall 60 Syracuse 72, South Florida 49 UAB 47, Tulane 39 UNC Wilmington 91, William & Mary 81 VCU 70, James Madison 66 W. Carolina 83, UNC Greensboro 73 Winthrop 57, UNC Asheville 53 Wofford 74, The Citadel 60 MIDWEST Akron 59, Toledo 41 Ball St. 72, Buffalo 71 Bradley 69, S. Illinois 66 Butler 73, Cleveland St. 61 Creighton 75, Evansville 69 Detroit 81, Loyola of Chicago 71 Drake 72, N. Iowa 69 Iowa 64, Indiana 63 Kansas 86, Nebraska 66 Kansas St. 86, Iowa St. 85 Kent St. 66, Cent. Michigan 53 Miami (Ohio) 58, E. Michigan 56 Missouri 89, Colorado 73 Missouri St. 73, Indiana St. 66 North Dakota 83, South Dakota 73 Northwestern 71, Illinois 70 Ohio 80, N. Illinois 73 Valparaiso 86, Youngstown St. 78, OT W. Michigan 75, Bowling Green 61 Wichita St. 74, Illinois St. 57 Wright St. 69, Ill.-Chicago 63 Xavier 76, Saint Louis 68 SOUTHWEST Baylor 76, Texas A&M 74, OT Oklahoma St. 81, Oklahoma 75 Texas 76, Texas Tech 60 Tulsa 76, Houston 71, OT UTEP 59, Rice 53 FAR WEST Air Force 54, Utah 49 Arizona 107, California 105, 3OT BYU 78, UNLV 64 Colorado St. 59, Wyoming 56 Idaho 75, Hawaii 61 Memphis 62, Gonzaga 58 N. Arizona 70, Montana 53 Oregon 81, Washington 76 Pepperdine 70, San Diego 63, OT Stanford 83, Arizona St. 75 UCLA 66, St. John’s 59 Utah St. 77, Boise St. 49 Washington St. 61, Oregon St. 55 Weber St. 78, Montana St. 58

Notable boxes Clemson 65, Ga. Tech 56 CLEMSON (16-7) Booker 2-5 1-2 5, Grant 6-9 8-8 20, Stitt 4-5 6-9 16, Smith 1-4 1-3 4, Young 5-9 0-0 14, Anderson 0-0 0-0 0, Stanton 1-1 0-0 2, Narcisse 0-0 0-0 0, Jennings 2-4 0-0 4, Hopkins 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-37 16-22 65. GEORGIA TECH (10-12) Holsey 3-4 0-0 6, D. Miller 2-2 0-0 4, Shumpert 5-15 7-8 17, M. Miller 1-3 0-1 2, Rice Jr. 3-13 4-5 10, Udofia 4-8 0-2 10, Foreman 0-0 0-0 0, Storrs 0-0 0-0 0, Oliver 2-5 00 4, Morris 1-1 1-1 3. Totals 21-51 12-17 56. Halftime—Clemson 33-25. 3-Point Goals—Clemson 7-14 (Young 4-6, Stitt 22, Smith 1-3, Booker 0-1, Jennings 0-2), Georgia Tech 2-15 (Udofia 2-4, M. Miller 01, Oliver 0-2, Rice Jr. 0-4, Shumpert 0-4). Fouled Out—Udofia. Rebounds—Clemson 26 (Grant 7), Georgia Tech 27 (Shumpert 8). Assists—Clemson 11 (Stitt 5), Georgia Tech 9 (Rice Jr. 3). Total Fouls—Clemson 20, Georgia Tech 22. A—6,219.

BC 58, Va. Tech 56 VIRGINIA TECH (15-7) Allen 10-19 5-5 25, Davila 2-5 0-1 4, Bell 2-2 3-3 7, Green 0-8 1-3 1, Delaney 6-17 4-5 19, Garland 0-1 0-0 0, Atkins 0-6 0-0 0, Eddie 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-58 13-17 56. BOSTON COLLEGE (15-8) Trapani 6-13 0-0 14, Southern 3-6 1-2 7, Jackson 4-13 1-2 10, Paris 3-7 0-1 8, Rubin 1-3 0-0 3, Moton 2-3 2-2 6, Raji 2-6 0-0 4, Elmore 1-1 0-0 3, Dunn 1-1 1-1 3. Totals 23-53 5-8 58. Halftime—Boston College 27-24. 3-Point Goals—Virginia Tech 3-14 (Delaney 3-7, Allen 0-1, Atkins 0-2, Green 0-4), Boston College 7-20 (Trapani 2-4, Paris 2-5, Elmore 1-1, Rubin 1-2, Jackson 1-3, Moton 0-1, Raji 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Virginia Tech 40 (Allen 19), Boston College 32 (Trapani 9). Assists—Virginia Tech 6 (Allen, Bell, Green 2), Boston College 11 (Jackson, Paris 4). Total Fouls—Virginia Tech 16, Boston College 17. A—6,328.

Duke 76, N.C. State 52 N.C. STATE (12-11) Howell 9-11 0-2 18, Wood 0-5 0-0 0, T. Smith 2-9 0-2 4, Brown 6-13 3-6 15, Gonzalez 1-6 0-0 3, Painter 2-4 6-8 10, Harrow 0-3 0-0 0, Vandenberg 0-0 0-0 0, Williams 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 21-53 9-18 52. DUKE (21-2) Ma. Plumlee 7-8 2-7 16, Singler 5-13 3-6

14, Kelly 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 6-15 6-6 20, Thornton 1-5 0-0 2, Hairston 1-3 3-5 5, Dawkins 1-6 0-0 3, Mi. Plumlee 1-4 1-2 3, Curry 4-8 2-6 13, Zafirovski 0-0 0-0 0, Peters 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-62 17-32 76. Halftime—Duke 53-24. 3-Point Goals— N.C. State 1-10 (Gonzalez 1-2, Williams 01, Harrow 0-1, Brown 0-2, Wood 0-4), Duke 7-14 (Curry 3-5, Smith 2-2, Dawkins 1-2, Singler 1-2, Thornton 0-3). Fouled Out— Williams. Rebounds—N.C. State 36 (Brown 9), Duke 45 (Ma. Plumlee 12). Assists—N.C. State 16 (Brown 6), Duke 13 (Smith 7). Total Fouls—N.C. State 29, Duke 18. A—9,314.

Maryland 91, Wake 70 WAKE FOREST (8-15) Stewart 3-4 0-0 8, McKie 3-8 4-4 10, Desrosiers 5-7 0-0 11, Clark 2-6 0-0 5, Harris 5-10 5-6 17, Terrell 2-5 2-3 7, Chennault 3-10 0-0 6, Mescheriakov 0-0 0-0 0, Walker 3-7 0-0 6. Totals 26-57 11-13 70. MARYLAND (15-8) Mosley 2-6 2-2 7, Gregory 4-10 0-0 8, Williams 10-19 7-9 27, Bowie 5-10 2-2 13, Howard 3-10 1-2 9, Weijs 0-0 0-0 0, Stoglin 2-3 1-2 5, Palsson 4-7 0-0 9, Levent 1-1 00 3, Tucker 4-9 0-0 10, Padgett 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 35-76 13-17 91. Halftime—Maryland 42-30. 3-Point Goals—Wake Forest 7-12 (Stewart 2-2, Harris 2-3, Desrosiers 1-1, Terrell 1-2, Clark 13, Chennault 0-1), Maryland 8-17 (Howard 2-4, Tucker 2-4, Mosley 1-1, Levent 1-1, Palsson 1-2, Bowie 1-4, Stoglin 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Wake Forest 33 (McKie 7), Maryland 39 (Williams 15). Assists—Wake Forest 13 (Chennault, Clark, Desrosiers 3), Maryland 27 (Howard 8). Total Fouls—Wake Forest 16, Maryland 15. Technical—Terrell. A—17,950.

Miami 70, Virginia 68 VIRGINIA (12-11) Sene 3-5 0-3 6, Evans 3-7 2-2 9, Farrakhan 7-11 4-9 20, Harris 6-12 2-6 18, Zeglinski 4-8 0-0 11, Sherrill 1-1 0-0 3, Harrell 0-5 1-2 1, Mitchell 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 2451 9-22 68. MIAMI (14-9) Swoope 0-0 0-0 0, Johnson 6-11 4-6 16, Scott 3-11 1-2 7, Grant 3-9 3-5 11, Adams 27 4-4 8, Brown 2-4 3-3 8, Thomas 6-14 2-2 20, Gamble 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-56 17-22 70. Halftime—Virginia 23-20. End Of Regulation—Tied 56. 3-Point Goals—Virginia 1119 (Harris 4-6, Zeglinski 3-6, Farrakhan 24, Evans 1-1, Sherrill 1-1, Harrell 0-1), Miami 9-23 (Thomas 6-12, Grant 2-6, Brown 12, Adams 0-1, Scott 0-2). Fouled Out—Scott, Zeglinski. Rebounds—Virginia 29 (Sene 8), Miami 41 (Thomas 10). Assists—Virginia 17 (Evans 5), Miami 8 (Grant 3). Total Fouls— Virginia 18, Miami 17. Technical—Miami Bench. A—4,766.

ECU 68, UCF 61 UCF (14-7) Gaynor 2-5 2-4 6, Clanton 2-7 2-4 6, Herzog 2-5 3-4 7, M. Jordan 6-14 10-14 24, Sosa 2-8 2-2 6, McCombs 1-1 0-0 2, Young 0-4 0-0 0, Tyler 5-7 0-0 10, Sykes 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 20-52 19-28 61. EAST CAROLINA (13-10) Morrow 7-10 1-5 15, Abrams 4-9 2-2 12, Gaines 1-9 0-0 3, Straughn 0-3 2-4 2, Sherrod 7-13 5-6 23, Young 2-7 4-6 9, Sampson 1-2 0-0 3, Ellison 0-2 0-0 0, Wynn 0-2 1-2 1, Morales 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-58 15-25 68. Halftime—UCF 39-34. 3-Point Goals— UCF 2-13 (M. Jordan 2-6, Sosa 0-3, Young 0-4), East Carolina 9-25 (Sherrod 4-8, Abrams 2-5, Sampson 1-2, Gaines 1-3, Young 1-4, Ellison 0-1, Straughn 0-2). Fouled Out—Gaynor, Herzog. Rebounds—UCF 45 (Clanton, Gaynor, Tyler 9), East Carolina 34 (Morrow 6). Assists—UCF 10 (Gaynor, M. Jordan 3), East Carolina 13 (Young 5). Total Fouls—UCF 22, East Carolina 22. Technical—Young. A—6,567.

GWU 73, Charlotte 67 GEORGE WASHINGTON (12-11) Smith 2-7 0-0 4, Mikic 1-6 0-0 3, Katuka 5-7 3-7 13, Taylor 11-17 2-3 25, Ware 2-5 34 7, Bynes 2-6 4-4 9, Guest 1-2 0-0 2, Pellom 4-6 0-0 8, Edwards 1-1 0-0 2, Warren 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-57 12-18 73. CHARLOTTE (10-13) Barnett 1-3 4-4 6, Wilderness 6-9 2-6 14, Braswell 1-7 6-6 9, Green 7-14 4-7 22, Briscoe 5-9 0-0 13, Sherrill 1-5 1-2 3, Sirin 0-0 0-0 0, Lewis 0-0 0-0 0, Dewhurst 0-1 00 0. Totals 21-48 17-25 67. Halftime—George Washington 31-28. 3Point Goals—George Washington 3-17 (Taylor 1-4, Bynes 1-4, Mikic 1-5, Pellom 0-1, Ware 0-1, Smith 0-2), Charlotte 8-14 (Green 4-7, Briscoe 3-5, Braswell 1-1, Barnett 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—George Washington 33 (Pellom, Smith 7), Charlotte 30 (Wilderness 10). Assists—George Washington 17 (Taylor 9), Charlotte 6 (Braswell, Green 2). Total Fouls—George Washington 19, Charlotte 17. A—8,155.

NBA Schedule Saturday’s Games Dallas 101, CHARLOTTE 92 Atlanta 99, Washington 92 Portland 111, Cleveland 105 L.A. Lakers 101, New Orleans 95 Houston 95, Memphis 93, OT Detroit 89, Milwaukee 78 Denver 113, Minnesota 100 Oklahoma City 121, Utah 105 Chicago at Golden State, late Sunday’s Games L.A. Clippers at Miami, 12 p.m. Indiana at New Jersey, 12 p.m. Philadelphia at New York, 12 p.m. Orlando at Boston, 2:30 p.m.

Notable box Mavs 101, Bobcats 92 DALLAS (101) Stevenson 2-7 0-0 5, Nowitzki 10-19 4-4 25, Chandler 4-10 1-2 9, Kidd 4-8 1-2 13, Barea 7-14 0-0 15, Marion 5-9 0-0 10, Terry 7-14 7-7 21, Cardinal 0-1 0-0 0, Haywood 1-4 1-2 3. Totals 40-86 14-17 101. CHARLOTTE (92) Wallace 6-15 1-2 13, Diaw 5-12 0-0 11, K.Brown 2-7 6-6 10, Augustin 7-17 4-5 21, Jackson 5-17 6-6 17, Mohammed 2-5 0-0 4, Najera 2-5 0-0 4, Livingston 3-9 4-5 10, Henderson 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 33-89 21-24 92. Dallas 31 24 27 19 — 101 Charlotte 22 23 21 26 — 92 3-Point Goals—Dallas 7-22 (Kidd 4-8, Nowitzki 1-2, Barea 1-3, Stevenson 1-6, Cardinal 0-1, Terry 0-2), Charlotte 5-21 (Augustin 3-8, Diaw 1-4, Jackson 1-4, Mohammed 0-1, Najera 0-1, Wallace 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Dallas 54 (Chandler 15), Charlotte 54 (Wallace 11). Assists—Dallas 20 (Kidd 6), Charlotte 16 (Jackson 5). Total Fouls—Dallas 20, Charlotte 17. Technicals—Chandler, Jackson, Charlotte defensive three second. A— 17,743 (19,077).

NHL Schedule Saturday’s Games San Jose 2, Boston 0 Montreal 2, N.Y. Rangers 0 Anaheim 3, Colorado 0 Buffalo 6, Toronto 2 N.Y. Islanders 5, Ottawa 3 Philadelphia 3, Dallas 1 Carolina 4, Atlanta 3, OT Columbus 4, Edmonton 3 Nashville 3, Detroit 0 Phoenix 1, Minnesota 0 Los Angeles at Calgary, late Sunday’s Games Pittsburgh at Washington, 12:30 p.m. New Jersey at Montreal, 3 p.m. St. Louis at Tampa Bay, 3 p.m.

Golf Phoenix Open Saturday’s second round Tommy Gainey 63-65—128 Mark Wilson 65-64—129 Bill Haas 65-65—130 Chris Couch 66-65—131 Rickie Fowler 70-62—132 Phil Mickelson 67-65—132 Geoff Ogilvy 67-66—133 Jason Dufner 65-68—133 Aaron Baddeley 65-68—133

Catawba women halt skid From staff reports

Catawba’s women’s basketball team snapped a six-game losing streak with an 84-73 comeback win against Lincoln Memorial at Goodman Gym on Saturday afternoon. Catawba stroked 11 3-pointers, including five by Johnna Foster, who scored a career-high 17 points. Milica Ivanovic and Elizabeth Merritt also scored 17 for the Indians (12-10, 6-6). Kisha Long scored 14, and Dana Hicks added 11. Foster scored all her points in the final 13 minutes, 9 seconds. Dayshalee Salaman scored 16 points for the Railsplitters (8-12, 3-9). LINCOLN MEMORIAL (73) — Salaman 16, Talley 15, Hemphill 14, W. Holmes 10, Craig 6, Williams 5, Harris 3, Todd 2, K. Holmes 2. CATAWBA (84) — Foster 17, Ivanovic 17, Merritt 17, Long 14, Hicks 11, Lewis 4, May 2, Mull 2, Connor, Dellapenta. Lincoln Mem. Catawba

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 Livingstone women fall Livingstone’s women’s basketball team was the victim of an early 14-1 run by Winston-Salem State and lost 75-53 at the Gaines Center on Saturday night. Brittany Wright recorded her seventh double-double with 13 points and 14 boards to lead the Blue Bears. Cassaundra Rhodes added 10 points, but Livingstone (12-5, 6-3) shot only 25.4 percent from the field. Vontisha Woods and Jordhan Peterson scored 16 each for the Rams. The Blue Bears go to Raleigh to play Shaw on Monday. LIVINGSTONE (73) — Wright 13, Rhodes 10, Evans 8, Boston 7, Manurs 5, Harrison 3, Martin 2, Murray 2, Elbourne 2, Gilliam-Washington 1. W-S STATE (75) — Woods 16, Peterson 16, Medley 15, Newkirk 9, Wilson 7, Rector 7, Wells 3, White 2. Livingstone 21 Winston-Salem 42

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 College baseball Matt Henriksen belted two homers to lead Tusculum to a 20-11 win against Pfeiffer at Newman Park on Saturday. Tusculum (1-0) pounded out 19 hits. All-America catcher Sean Cotten scored three times and drove in the 144th run of his career. The former Lake Norman High standout is two shy of Tusculum’s all-time record. Pfeiffer (1-1) had 14 hits. Aarin Sharpe was 3-for-4 and whacked his second homer of the young season. Other scheduled games were postponed by wet grounds. A tripleheader is planned today at Newman Park, with Catawba playing at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

 Pfeiffer basketball Pfeiffer’s men’s basketball team lost to Limestone 78-75 in Gaffney, S.C., on Saturday. Danny Friend’s free throw broke a 75-75 tie to lift the Saints (16-3, 10-1 Conference Carolinas). Reggie Hollinger paced Pfeiffer (8-11, 6-5) with 18 points. Chris Woods was limited to 15. The Falcons travel to CC foe Mount Olive on Monday.  Pfeiffer’s women’s basketball team lost 57-44 at Limestone on Saturday. Christina Harvey had 14 rebounds for the Falcons.

 Prep swimming Salisbury’s girls finished fourth in the 1A/2A Midwest Regional swimming competition. Salisbury’s Carley Drye was second in the 100 free, and Katie Cater was second in the 100 backstroke. McKenzie Stevens took second in the 200 free, with Drye sixth and Cater eighth. Cater, Stevens, Alexandra Drye and Carley Drye took fourth in the 200 medley relay and fifth in the 400 free relay. Top-12 finishers moved on to state

competition in Cary next weekend. Lake Norman Charter won the regional. West Davidson was sixth.  Kernersville Bishop McGuinness edged Lake Norman Charter to win the boys competition. Salisbury was 10th. West Davidson was fifth and Lexington sixth. Salisbury’s Taylor Rodenhuis won the 200 and placed fifth in the 100 butterfly. Andrew McCollister won the 500 free and was second in the 200 IM. See Scoreboard.

 Sacred Heart hoops Julia Honeycutt hit a free throw with one second left to give Sacred Heart’s jayvee girls a 13-12 quarterfinal tournament victory against Statesville Christian at Sacred Heart’s Boyd Dolphin Tank. Dakotah Insley hit a basket to tie the score seconds before Honeycutt stole the inbounds pass and was fouled. Maria Strobel cored six points for the Dolphins. Jillian Morris had seven rebounds.  Concordia Lutheran’s girls defeated First Assembly to advance.  Salisbury Academy’s jayvee boys defeated First Assembly 25-17 behind Marcus Corry’s 13 points. Carter Cook scored nine.  Concordia defeated Statesville Christian to advance.  Sacred Heart’s varsity girls won on Senior Night, beating Concordia 31-20 for an 8-0 conference record. All the eighth-grade players and their parents were honored. Erin Ansbro led the Dolphins (20-5) with 13 points, six steals, five rebounds and five assists. India Biggus, Katie Gannon and Mehgan Hedgepeth contributed great defense. Kaytee Leonguerrero had five points, while Caroline Parrott pulled down nine rebounds.  Sacred Heart’s varsity boys (1313, 5-3) built a big halftime lead and held on to upset Concordia’s Crusaders 25-23. Max Fisher had nine points, including a 3-pointer for the decisive points. Christian Hester had six points and seven rebounds. Chili Chilton had seven boards. The defense was led by Alex Taylor and Chandler Blackwell. Reilly Gokey and Spencer Storey hit key 3pointers.

 Jayvee girls hoops In Carson’s 41-29 win against North Iredell’s girls, Madison Weast and Kate Cole scored eight points each. Jordy Clark scored seven, and Taylor Barringer had five.  In Carson’s 42-29 win against West Iredell, Clark, Weast, Barringer and Cole scored six points each.

 Pro basketball Former Pfeiffer standout James Crowder was named MVP and scored 17 points to lead Marian to victory in the UDC Irish Cup.

 7th-grade hoops Additional information was submitted on the West-Knox game that appeared in Saturday’s edition. In West Rowan’s loss to undefeated Knox, Devon Morrison had 10 points and 14 rebounds for the Bulldogs (3-1). Kreshon Alexander had five steals, and Josh Lindsey scored eight points. Noah Williams pulled down eight rebounds.

 Salisbury boosters The next meeting for the Salisbury Athletic Booster Club is Monday at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Items on the agenda include budget forecasts and reviews, winter and spring sports awards, concession startups for baseball and girls soccer, football program advertising for 2011 and Hornet Heroes sales.

 Basketball training ABC Youth basketball training for boys and girls in grades 2-12 will be held today from 3-5 p.m. at Competitive Sports, off Julian Road. Contact André Archie at 704-232-0801.

What’s next for Bumgarner? B Y G WEN KNAPP San Francisco Chronicle

The question is simple. What’s next for Madison Bumgarner? Winning a Cy Young Award? A batting title? The America’s Cup? Balancing the federal budget? After last year, the young San Francisco lefty will have to go a long way to astonish his audience. A couple of feats behind the Giants’ 2010 championship — Edgar Renteria’s MVP homer and Andres Torres’ entire year — matched the improbability of Bumgarner’s eight shutout innings in the pivotal Game 4 in the World Series. But nothing topped the rookie’s mastery of the Rangers in Texas. Bumgarner was so strong during the September division hunt and so tough on the road all year (8-3 with a 1.76 ERA including postseason) that

a World Series win by itself wouldn’t have been surprising. But eight scoreless innings and only three hits surrendered by a 21-year-old? Three months later, the memory still prompts grins and shakes of the head from anyone who saw the game. The ominous start to his season made the performance all the more remarkable. A disappointing spring training not only landed him in Class AAA Fresno, but also raised doubts about his long-term prospects. His Fresno manager, Steve Decker, said the lefty simply needed to adjust his mechanics. Among other things, Decker said, Bumgarner’s release revealed the ball too early in his swooping delivery. He rebounded and delivered a very respectable rookie season: a 7-6 record, 3.00 ERA, and then wins in two of three postseason starts.




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The Top 25 roundup ... GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Chandler Parsons scored 17 points, Alex Tyus made two big defensive plays and Florida turned it around at the free throw line with an 18-of-22 night at the stripe. Erving Walker hit both ends of two one-and-ones in the closing minutes. His final free throw put Florida (18-5, 7-2 Southeastern Conference) ahead for good. Tyus followed with a baseline hook shots and Parsons added a free throw with 12.7 seconds remaining. The Wildcats (16-6, 4-4) have lost consecutive games for the first time under John Calipari. Kansas 86, Nebraska 66 LINCOLN, Neb. — Brady Morningstar scored a seasonhigh 19 points and made five of second-ranked Kansas' season-best 13 3-pointers in an 86-66 victory over Nebraska on Saturday. The Jayhawks (22-1, 7-1 Big 12) played without Josh Selby, who sat out with an injured right foot. No. 3 Texas 76, Texas Tech 60 AUSTIN, Texas — Jordan Hamilton and Gary Johnson each scored 16 points and No. 3 Texas (20-3, 8-0) remained unbeaten in the Big 12. Brown finished with 10 points for Texas, which is off to its best ever start in the Big 12. No. 4 Pittsburgh 71, Cincinnati 59 PITTSBURGH — Ashton Gibbs tied a career-high with 25 points and No. 4 Pittsburgh (21-2, 9-1) took advantage of the fact Cincinnati (18-5, 5-5) was playing without suspended forward Yancy Gates. Gilbert Brown added 11 points for the Panthers , who lead the Big East. Gates, a senior who leads Cincinnati in rebounds and blocked shots and was second in scoring, is suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules. No. 6 Connecticut 61, Seton Hall 59 NEWARK, N.J. — Kemba Walker scored 19 points and No. 6 Connecticut stopped a two-game losing streak by rallying from a 10-point deficit against the Pirates. Walker, the Big East's leading scorer, hit a 3-pointer with 2:32 to play that capped a 12-1 run and gave the Huskies (18-4, 6-4) their first lead of the second half. No. 9 BYU 78, UNLV 64 PROVO, Utah — Jimmer Fredette scored 16 of his gamehigh 29 points from the free-throw line for the Cougars. Fredette's free throw to cap a three-point play with 3:24 remaining made him the career scoring leader in the Mountain West Conference, breaking the record of 2,189 points set by San Diego State's Brandon Heath in 2007. BYU (22-2, 8-1) halted a three-game winning streak by UNLV (17-6, 5-4). No. 12 Villanova 66, No. 25 West Virginia 50 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Maalik Wayns scored 17 points, Corey Fisher had 16 and No. 12 Villanova (19-4, 7-3 Big East) used a 19-3 run to pull away from the Mountaineers (15-7, 6-4). No. 13 Georgetown 83, Providence 81 WASHINGTON— Georgetown nearly blew an 18-point second-half lead and overcame a 43-point performance by Marshon Brooks to win their sixth straight game. Austin Freeman scored 23 points, Jason Clark had 18, Wright added 16 and Julian Vaughn put in 14 for the Hoyas (18-5, 7-4 Big East). No. 14 Missouri 89, Colorado 73 COLUMBIA, Mo. — Kim English scored 21 points in a rare reserve role, and the No. 24 Tigers (18-5, 4-4 Big 12) rattled Colorado into a season-worst 23 turnovers. Marcus Denmon added 17 points and Ricardo Ratliffe had 14 points and nine rebounds for Missouri, which is 0-4 on the road in conference play but has dominated at home. The Tigers are 14-0 in the Mizzou Arena. Alec Burks had 21 points for Colorado (15-9, 4-5 Big 12), No. 15 Louisville 61, DePaul 57 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kyle Kuric scored 19 points, including the game-clinching 3-pointer with just over 2 minutes remaining for Louisville. Chris Smith and Terrence Jennings added 10 points each for the Cardinals (18-5, 7-3 Big East). Baylor 76, No. 16 Texas A&M 74, OT COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Anthony Jones scored on a layup with 3.1 seconds left in overtime, and A.J. Walton stole the ball from Khris Middleton to preserve the win for Baylor. Perry Jones, who led the Bears (15-7, 5-4 Big 12) with a season-high 27 points, gave them a 74-73 lead with his 3point play with just over a minute left in overtime. No. 17 Syracuse 72, South Florida 49 TAMPA, Fla. — Rick Jackson scored a season-high 21 points with 12 rebounds for his 16th double-double, and Kris Joseph added 14 points to lead the No. 17 Orange. Syracuse (20-4, 7-4 Big East) has now won at least 20 games in 33 of 35 seasons under Jim Boeheim, whose 849 victories rank second among active Division I coaches. Oregon 81, No. 20 Washington 76 EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Joevan Catron had 20 points and nine rebounds as the Ducks handed the No. 20 Huskies their third consecutive loss this week. E.J. Singler added 16 points for the Ducks (12-11, 5-6 Pac-10). Matt Bryan-Amaning scored 21 to lead Washington (15-7, 7-4). No. 21 Arizona 107, California 105, 3OT BERKELEY, Calif. — Lamont Jones hit a go-ahead lay-in with 1:03 left in the third overtime and also had a tying 3pointer with 5 seconds to go in the second OT and the tying three-point play late in regulation for Arizona. No. 22 Utah State 77, Boise State 49 LOGAN, Utah — Tai Wesley scored 22 points as Utah State (22-2, 11-0 Western Athletic Conference) won its 17th straight win. No. 24 Vanderbilt 78, South Carolina 60 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — John Jenkins scored 18 points, Jeffery Taylor and Festus Ezeli added 17 apiece and the No. 24 Commodores (16-6, 4-4) stayed in the SEC East chase with a much-needed win. Ramon Galloway had 16 points for South Carolina (13-8, 4-4), which has lost three of four.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Playing against a Wake Forest Maryland 91 team that has provided W. Forest 70 the opposition with plenty of positive moments this season, Maryland got a feelgood win for itself and a milestone victory for coach Gary Williams. Jordan Williams had 27 points and 15 rebounds, and Maryland defeated the lowly Demon Deacons 91-70 Saturday. Coming off an 18-point home loss to Duke, the Terrapins were in desperate need of a confidence-building win. That’s exactly what they got against Wake Forest, the last-place team in ACC. “This was a must-win game,” senior Adrian Bowie said. “We had to win by any means necessary. If we had to dive in the crowd or jump on the floor, we’d have done it.” Gary Williams said: “I think guys were hungry to play today.” Maryland (15-8, 5-4) took control before halftime with a pair of 11-point runs, then pulled away in the second half by scoring 13 straight points. It was the 664th win for Gary Williams, tying him with Hall of Fame coach John Wooden for 22nd on the career list among those who have coached in Division I for at least 10 years. Williams coached at American, Boston College and Ohio State before returning to his alma mater in 1989.

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Wake’s J.t. terrell shoots over Pe'shon Howard (21) and dino Gregory (33). Williams spoke with reverence about Wooden, recalling how the esteemed UCLA coach “glamorized the game” and “kind of set the table for guys.” When asked to convey his feelings about matching Wooden on the career

Clemson improves to 16-7

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The ACC roundup ... ATLANTA — It's too early to tell if Clemson will earn a fourth straight NCAA tournament bid, so Demontez Stitt is focusing on the present. And that means to play suffocating defense. "When you're playing 'D,' it's hard for the other team to get in a rhythm," Stitt said. "We try to keep everybody energized." Jerai Grant scored 20 points, Stitt added 16 and Clemson used a 22-0 in the first half to beat reeling Georgia Tech 65-56 on Saturday. Clemson (16-7, 5-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) has won three of four since dropping consecutive games at North Carolina and Maryland. Iman Shumpert scored 17 points for the Yellow Jackets (10-12, 3-6), who have lost three straight and four of five. Over the last four seasons, Georgia Tech is a combined 19-38 in ACC play. Miami 70, Virginia 68, OT CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Game on the line, maybe even the season on the line, and Miami freshman Rion Brown insisted he was feeling no pressure. And then he proved it, hitting perhaps the biggest shots of Miami's season. Brown made three free

wins list, Williams said, “He coached like 27 or 28 years and this is my 33rd, so I guess he had a few more seasons with a few more wins than me.” That doesn’t mean Gary Williams doesn’t deserve to be tied with Wooden at 664. “That’s a remarkable accomplishment,” Jordan Williams said. “Coach Williams is an unbelievable coach, unbelievable teacher, unbelievable leader. I’m not surprised he’s in that same tier with John Wooden and all the coaching greats. I couldn’t be more proud of him.” Jordan Williams led the Terps with his NCAA-best 20th double-double of the season, Bowie scored 13 and freshman Pe’Shon Howard had nine points and eight assists. C.J. Harris led Wake Forest with 17 points and Carson Desrosiers added 11. The Demon Deacons (8-15, 1-7) have lost 10 of 12 overall, are 0-7 on the road and have lost seven games by at least 20 points. “I’m optimistic,” Harris said. “Throughout games we shows signs of what we can be. If we just put together a full game, you would be surprised as to what can happen.” Wake Forest trailed only 60-50 midway through the second half before Williams and Bowie each made two free throws. Williams followed with a dunk and Cliff Tucker drilled a 3-pointer to start the Terrapins on a 13-point run that made it 73-50 with 7:22 to go.

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clemson big man Jerai Grant (45) dunks. throws to tie the game with 13.7 seconds left in regulation, Adrian Thomas finished with career-highs of 20 points and 10 rebounds and Miami beat Virginia 7068 in overtime on Saturday. "It was nothing," Brown said. A second-straight nailbiter — Miami beat Georgia Tech 59-57 on Thursday — gave the Hurricanes consecutive wins for the first time since late December. BC 58, Virginia Tech 56 BOSTON — After getting hammered by No. 23 North Carolina in its previous game, Boston College spent a few days talking about defense. It certainly paid off in the final seconds. Reggie Jackson scored all 10 of his points in the closing 11 minutes and Boston College held on for a 58-56 win over Virginia Tech on Saturday despite the Hokies (15-7, 5-4) having three chances in the final 24 seconds. Joe Trapani led the Eagles (15-8, 5-4) with 14 points and nine rebounds.

The regional roundup ... CHARLOTTE— George Washington held off that late second-half rally to beat the 49ers 73-67 on Saturday. Tony Taylor scored 25 points and had nine assists for George Washington (1211, 5-4), which led by 15 points with less than three minutes remaining. An'Juan Wilderness added 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Jamar Briscoe had 13 points for the 49ers, who knocked off leagueleading Xavier three days earlier to snap a four-game losing streak. Davidson 73, Chattanooga 59 DAVIDSON — Nik Cochran came off the bench to score all 16 of his points in the second half and JP Kuhlman also scored 16 points as Davidson pulled away in the second half to beat Chattanooga 73-59. The Wildcats (12-12, 6-7 Southern Conference) led 39-38 with 13:51 remaining before a 21-3 run put them in front 60-41 with 8:42 left. Davidson has won four straight games. ECU 68, UCF 61 GREENVILLE — Jontae Sherrod scored 23 points and East Carolina sent Central Florida to its seventh straight loss in a 68-61. Darrius Morrow finished with 15 points and Jamar Abrams added 12 for the Pirates (13-10, 5-4 Conference USA), who won despite shooting 37.9 percent (22 for 58) from the floor. Marcus Jordan led UCF with 24 points.

DUKE FroM 1B course, we wanted to stay on them and keep playing, but we didn’t,” Smith said. Richard Howell had a career-high 18 points for the Wolfpack (12-11, 2-7), who had 16 turnovers and didn’t get closer than 21 in the second half. They outscored Duke 28-23 in the second half, but that wasn’t nearly enough to overcome their latest slow start. N.C. State dropped its fourth straight and seventh in eight games, and sank to 11th in the league. “I’m very disappointed in our starts the last four games, and that’s really been a problem — we’ve gotten ourselves in a hole so fast,” coach Sidney Lowe said. “I’m not going to say it’s rock bottom. There’s still a lot to play for, and I think our kids showed that in the second half. We need to do that early in the game.” Seth Curry had 13 points for the Blue Devils, who tuned up for the latest renewal of college basketball’s fiercest rivalry — Wednesday night’s showdown with No. 23 North Carolina — and extended their winning streak at Cameron Indoor Stadium to an NCAA-best 32 by making quick work of another neighboring rival. Smith, who’s on pace to become the first player in ACC history to lead the league in scoring and assists, finished with seven assists for Duke and had his league-best 13th 20-point game.

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duke's Nolan smith drives for a basket as tracy smith (23) watches. In essentially sealing this one by halftime, the Blue Devils shot 64.5 percent in the half and made nearly as many shots (20) as the Wolfpack attempted (25). The reigning national champions broke it open with a 21-2 burst midway through the half in which they scored 14 consecutive points — including a personal 6-0 run by Plumlee — and took their

App. State 68, Elon 62 ELON — Donald Sims and Omar Carter scored 17 points each to lead Appalachian State to a 68-62 victory over Elon in a Southern Conference game. After a jumper by Carter gave the Mountaineers (1013, 6-7) a 65-62 lead with 36 seconds remaining, Chris Long was unable to hit a 3pointer that could have lifted the Phoenix (10-14, 4-9) into a tie. High Point 72, Radford 70. HIGH POINT — Shay Shine scored 18 points and High Point (9-13, 6-7 Big South Conference) held off a Radford rally to take a 7270 victory. North Carolina Wilmington 91, William & Mary 81 WILMINGTON, — Trevor Deloach scored 28 points and Keith Rendleman added 22 to lead North Carolina Wilmington to a 91-81 win over William & Mary. Chad Tomko added 13 points, six rebounds and six assists for Wilmington. N.C. A&T 78, Del St. 73, OT DOVER, Del. — Thomas Coleman scored 30 points and had 12 rebounds to lead North Carolina A&T to a 7873 overtime victory over Delaware State. Gardner-Webb 63, Presbyterian 62 BOILING SPRINGS — Stefon Johnson had 14 points and a career-high 16 rebounds and hit the gamewinning free throw. North Carolina Central 79, Howard 70 WASHINGTON — Landon Clement scored 11 of his career-high 26 points in the final 31 seconds for North Carolina Central.

first 20-point lead on Curry’s jumper that made it 31-10 with 81/2 minutes left. That came after the highlight-reel dunk by Smith that followed his steal from freshman Ryan Harrow. “We’re not a team that’s going to score a lot off of turnovers — we were more of that the beginning of the year,” coach Mike Krzyzewski said, referring to the indefinite loss of point guard Kyrie Irving two months ago to a toe injury. “So when you get a couple of those, oh boy, it gets our team excited.” And they weren’t finished. Duke assembled a 16-2 run a few minutes later keyed by 3s from Smith, Curry and Singler, who also hit a free throw to make it 51-21 with 2:11 before the break. “An ACC game, to be up like that is just not going to happen hardly at all,” Krzyzewski said. N.C. State played without freshman big man C.J. Leslie, the team’s leading rebounder and third-leading scorer who Lowe said was issued a one-game suspension Friday for violating an unspecified team rule. Lorenzo Brown had 15 points and DeShawn Painter added 10 for the Wolfpack. They’ve lost 13 straight against Duke at Cameron — with 11 of those decided by double digits — and haven’t won a game on an opponent’s regular home court this season. “This type of stuff kills confidence and morale,” Howell said. “But I think we’ve got enough players on this team to pick it up and make a deep run in the ACC tournament.”




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North rowan’s Giancarlo solorzano looks at his coaches as he pins his opponent in the final at 119 pounds during saturday’s Yadkin Valley conference tournament.

WRESTLING FroM 1B Simon Connolly set the tone at 103 by beating James Daggett of Chatham Central. Damon Ellis dominated at 112 and Giancarlo Solorzano followed with a pin at 119. Anyone expecting Powers to take a fall against Hernandez at 125 was badly mistaken. Powers said assistant Travis Linsday, a 1996 state champion at East Rowan, told him to use a different strategy. “Coach told me to go after him,” Powers said. “I had never done that.” Powers and Hernandez felt each out in a scoreless first period but the Cav struck first

Lindsay said. “I told him, ‘Wrestle for six minutes at your pace and not his. Get through the flurry and get in your mode. Keep attacking, make him react, and let him make mistakes.’ ” By the third period, Powers was in control and got his first win over Hernandez. “Stay aggressive and good things will happen,” Lindsay smiled. North finished in the top four in 12 of the 14 weight classes. Thomas Fowler finished first at 160 and Will RobertRonnie GallaGheR/sALisBUrY Post Ronnie GallaGheR/sALisBUrY Post son put the capper on the toursimon connolly beat James nament by beating South damon ellis, top, looked impressive in his win against chatham daggett of chatham central. Davidson’s Michael Rebello in central’s chris Jaeger at 112 pounds. the last match at 285. The Cavs had two secondand held on. place finishers in Brandon Tucker at 140. iors Joe Wiggins (189) and “He did such a good job,” Lemmon at 130 and Thomas Finishing third were sen- Garland Archie (215).

Fourth-place Cavaliers were Josh Mock at 145 and Terry Allen at 171. After his win, Powers showed off his knowledge of his school’s wrestling history. “Our program has never been that good,” he reported. “We only won four or five matches last year. The last time we won (the league title) was 2002. The last state championship was 1963. So it feels great.” • NOTES: Pittman and Lindsay are expecting a home match Tuesday in the first round of the duals. ... West Montgomery (175 points) was third, followed by East Montgomery (131), South Stanly and South Davidson (65 each), Albemarle (62) and North Moore (31).

Danica says she’s revived after quiet offseason BY JOHN MARSHALL Associated Press

PHOENIX — Danica Patrick is planning to spend Super Bowl Sunday at home in Arizona, away from the hustle and bustle, not to mention the cold weather. Sporting a Pittsburgh Steelers hat — Bears fans can never pull for the Packers, ever — she’ll be surrounded by snacks and drinks, watching the game and those over-the-top commercials like everyone else. Unlike everyone else, though, she’ll see a familiar face on the screen looking back at her, one that makes her a little uncomfortable. “I’m usually terribly embarrassed,” Patrick said of her famously racy Super Bowl ads. “It’s weird watching yourself on television a little bit.” Patrick is more comfortable with the ads now than she was before — and the same could be said for her NASCAR career as she heads into her second season. The first woman to win an IndyCar race, she was an es-

tablished icon on the openwheel circuit when, a year ago, she decided to give stock cars a try on a parttime basis. Unfamiliar with the heavier, bulkier cars in the Nationwide circuit, Patrick went through a sometimesdifficult rookie season filled with back-of-the-pack finishes. Insisting she wasn’t stretched too thin trying to run in two circuits, she kept plugging away in the Nationwide series, gaining comfort and confidence with each race. Even though her average finish in 13 races was 28th, she closed strong, qualifying 14th before being wrecked with what appeared to be a Top-15 car in California and ending the season with a 19th at Homestead. With Daytona, the first of her four opening Nationwide races, just a couple of weeks away, Patrick is ready to hit the gas again. “I feel a lot more comfortable,” she said. “I’m continuing to understand the limits of the car. I still have a lot to learn, it’s still pretty new. I’ve got about a

Now, it’s time to hit the gas. Patrick has a recent test session in stock cars and heads to media day at Daytona in about a week. After that, she’ll race in the Nationwide opener on Daytona’s new surface on Feb. 19, followed by stock races in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Bristol, where she’ll get her first taste of short-track stock car racing. After that, it’s back to IndyCar, starting with the season-opener at St. Petersburg on March 27, followed by a few more Nationwide races that she’ll announce later in the year. The goal, on both circuits, AssociAted Press danica Patrick is hoping for a better year as she heads into her second season of NAscAr. is pretty simple: keep moving up the pack. “In IndyCar, I want to third of a season under my ny spokesperson (a secret “It’s been a nice offseawin some races. I came belt, but definitely better until Sunday), and helped an son,” said Patrick, who’s close a few times last year off than I was last year, so organization that raises grandmother suffered from and I’d like to change a I’m looking forward to it.” awareness for Chronic Obemphysema, one form of couple of those secondTypically busy, even structive Pulmonary Disease COPD. “I had a lot of months place finishes into wins,” when she’s not racing, reach its goal of getting 1 off last year from racing, said Patrick, who was 10th Patrick had a relatively quimillion people screened. but I was extremely busy. in the 2010 IndyCar standet offseason. Other than that, Patrick This year, I’ve had a lot of ings. “In NASCAR, I just She shot three new comdidn’t do a whole lot, using time off from racing, but I’m want to keep building on mercials for the time to relax and gear up a lot more relaxed, I’ve had a where we were last year.” with fitness guru Jillian for second two-circuit sealot more time to recover Refreshed and relaxed, Michaels and a new compason. from the long season.” she’s off to a good start.

CATAWBA FroM 1B 11 rebounds. “Catawba played tremendously,” Lincoln Memorial coach Josh Schertz said. “It speaks well for the character of our team that we came back on the road against a good team playing at its very best. We hold our guys to the same standard of excellence no matter who’s available, and they won without Curry.” Catawba (8-12, 4-8) has a deceptively bad record. If the eight-team SAC tournament started tomorrow, the Indians, ninth in a 10-team league, wouldn’t even be part of it. The Indians struggled early mostly because of youth and really dug a hole when Reid went down for two weeks with a concussion. With Reid healthy, the Indians are a factor in the SAC, and there’s still some hope. “It wouldn’t surprise me to see Catawba finish in the top four,” Schertz said. “Jim Baker is one of the best coaches in the country. This was only the second close game we’ve had and the first time we’ve faced serious adversity. It was the first time we’ve really trailed, much less by 16.” Catawba built that lead by Jon c. lakey/sALisBUrY Post out-boarding the league’s catawba’s dominick reid brings the ball upcourt against Lin- best rebounding team and by coln Memorial. reid finished with 14 points. sinking tough shots, includ-

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Lincoln Memorial’s tony Martin (44) knocks away a layup attempt by catawba's Justin Huntley. ing an amazing 3 by Huntley with the shot clock expiring. The Indians got first-half 3s from guys who don’t make a lot of them, including backup point guard Shoemaker’s first of the season. Kelvin Drakeford made his third. Huntley’s was his fifth. Huntley, Drakeford and Matt Tamer all took charges during a spree that saw the Indians charge from a 16-11 deficit to a 37-21 edge five minutes before halftime. Lincoln Memorial’s rally began late in the first half. Catawba still had a 10-point

lead and the ball with 30 seconds left. Baker wanted one shot. But Catawba turned it over, and LMU got a layup from Vincent Bailey before the horn to trail 41-33. “Big turning point,” Reid said. “It let them go to the half with momentum.” Catawba shots stopped dropping early in the second half and LMU took over the glass. With 15:48 left, Johnson swiped the ball from freshman Kejuan Mayo and threw down a powerful dunk that put LMU ahead 44-43. “We’re a pretty good

shooting team, but we just couldn’t make a shot the last five minutes of the first half or the first part of the second half,” Baker said. When the lead dried up, Catawba didn’t give up. The Indians were down only 69-68 after two Huntley free throws with 4:12 remaining. But Tony Martin’s and-one gave LMU a four-point lead with 3:57 to go, Johnson produced a huge stickback 50 seconds later, and Brandon Armstrong finished off the Indians with a 3-pointer from the right wing for a 77-68 edge with 2:17 to go. Armstrong celebrated his shot with a military-style salute to the Lincoln Memorial bench and the bleachers. “That shot was the dagger,” Baker said. “It was a really good effort by our guys, but just not quite enough.” Reid was encouraged. “Even though we lost, it was still a great game for us,” he said. “If we play like that, we’ll make the tournament. And once you’re in there, anything can happen.” Catawba needs a win at Brevard on Wednesday. LINCOLN MEMORIAL (83) — Johnson 27, Martin 12, Armstrong 12, Carden 8, Bailey 7, Garrett 6, Jordan 6, Jones 5, Allen. CATAWBA (75) — Huntley 19, Reid 14, Moore 9, Mayo 8, Drakeford 7, Martin 7, Shoemaker 5, Tyree 3, Lovelace 3, Thomson, Tamer. L. Memorial Catawba

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The NFL notebook ... DALLAS — ESPN analyst Desmond Howard said Saturday that former New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms threatened him over comments he made about Simms' son. Howard tweeted that Simms said "he wanted 2 take a swing at me" while the two were at the NFL Experience fan festival in downtown Dallas the day before Sunday's Super Bowl. Simms, who is part of the No. 1 NFL broadcasting team for CBS, acknowledged through network spokeswoman Jennifer Sabatelle that he had "a private conversation that became heated." Howard said Simms took offense to an on-air comment about a Tennessee-LSU football game. Simms' son, Matt, is quarterback for the Volunteers; he was replaced as the starter after a 2-6 start and is now entering his senior season. "At NFL-Xperience and Phil Simms just threatened 2 hit me b/c I said his son was 1 of the worse QBs in the SEC," Howard tweeted. "I told him "LET'S GO!” • SNOW BLOWN: Hard ice and heavy snow slid off Cowboys Stadium's domed roof, leaving at least six people injured after another blast of winter slammed North Texas, officials said. Crews responded to a series of injury calls at the Super Bowl venue after the ice started falling to ground in chunks, according to the Arlington Fire department, which said six people were taken to hospitals. The two most seriously injured were listed in stable condition, the department said. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening. • POUNCEY OUT: Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey has been ruled out of the Super Bowl with a high left ankle sprain. The rookie Pro Bowl selection sprained the ankle in the AFC championship game and has not practiced since. Backup Doug Legursky will play in his place Sunday, in what will be his first NFL start as a center. • HAYNESWORTH TROUBLE: Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth has been accused of assault in what police said was a case of road rage. Fairfax County police spokeswoman Shelley Broderick said a 38-year-old man told investigators he was driving a Honda Civic in suburban Washington when he saw a pickup truck tailgating him and made a hand gesture. The driver of the truck, later identified as Haynesworth, got out of his car when the two vehicles stopped and reportedly assaulted the other driver. • OFENSIVE ROOKIE: St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford won The Associated Press 2010 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award. The first overall selection in last year's draft, Bradford guided the Rams from the embarrassment of a 1-15 record to a 7-9 mark. • DEFENSIVE ROOKIE: When Ndamukong Suh heard people call him the best player available in the draft, he didn't gloat. He took it as a challenge. The Detroit Lions tackle won The Associated Press 2010 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award. The only rookie on the All-Pro team, Suh validated Detroit selecting him second overall in last April's draft. New England cornerback Devin McCourty drew the other two votes. • UNDER A DOME: The Super Bowl at Cowboys Stadium will be the 13th played indoors. The NFC has a 9-3 advantage in championships settled under a dome. Pittsburgh and Green Bay won their only indoor Super Bowls. The Steelers beat Seattle at Detroit's Ford Field in 2006, and the Packers defeated New England at the Louisiana Superdome in 1997. • SUPER FOOD FARE: Pasta bars, Texas chicken fried turkey sandwiches and sushi platters are just a few of the unique food options at Cowboys Stadium for the 100,000 or so fans attending the Super Bowl. For heartier appetites, there will one-pound hamburgers topped with fried onions and smoked chopped barbecue. Or some chunky "Bent Buckle" Texas chili served in a sourdough bread bowl. Looking for an adult beverage and a Super Bowl keepsake? Get both with a Texas-sized margarita known as a "Cowboyrita" served in a souvenir glass. The Mexican hot chocolate and hot Bloody Mary drinks will come in souvenir thermal travel mugs. Food prep for today included sauteing more than a ton of peaches for cobbler, grilling 15,000 Kobe beef sliders, peeling 70,000 pieces of fresh jumbo shrimp and training 250 chefs to work the different food stations in the stadium. There will be more than 3,000 concessions workers on duty. Fans are expected Sunday to consume more than 12 tons of nachos, five tons of cheese steak and four tons of hot dogs. And wash it down with 15,625 gallons of soda, 8,000 gallons of bottled water and 160 tons of ice — enough to make three hockey rinks. • MORE CHEESE THAN TOWELS: There have more people searching for "cheesehead hats" than "Terrible Towels" leading up to the Super Bowl. At least online. According to Yahoo!, there were 66 percent more online searches this week about the cheesehead hats worn by Green Bay Packers fans than the Terrible Towels waved by those cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers. A very popular search question was "What does the 'G' in the Packers logo stand for?" Easy answer: Green Bay, the team's hometown.

DALLAS — Deion Sanders always was Prime Time. Now he’s All Time. Sanders and Marshall Faulk led a class of seven voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Joining them were Shannon Sharpe, Richard Dent, Ed Sabol, Les Richter and Chris Hanburger. As talkative as he was talented, known as much for his celebration dances as his interceptions and kick returns, Sanders was an outstanding cornerback and sometime wide receiver with five teams. He’s a two-time Super Bowl winner and was the Defensive Player of the Year in 1994. Sanders reacted to his election with typical Neon Deion bravado. He said he’s grateful, but then made sure to explain, “what you feel about me has nothing to do with how I feel about me.” Then he broke into the open field. “Next to the Bible, my favorite book was ‘The Little Engine That Could.’ I read that story so many times, I know it by heart,” he said. “And a couple trains passed that engine until he started saying to himself: ‘I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.’ And that’s what I modeled my career after. I mean, it sounds ar-

SUPER COLD FROM 1B the game because tickets are too expensive. “But that’s why we brought some warmer clothes.” The region is taking a beating online from celebrities, players and reporters — not the type of reaction Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had in mind when his vast new showplace was picked to host the NFL’s signature event. Peter King of Sports Illustrated labeled the snowy, unplowed “moonscape” a “debacle” in a Twitter message even before Friday’s ice accident at the stadium. Agent Leigh Steinberg tweeted: “No one blames Dallas for snowfall, but who was cleaning roads of snow, light traffic downtown, no one outside, not typical atmosphere” for a Super Bowl. Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson wouldn’t know — his flight was canceled. “Not headn to Dallas any more ... O well,” he tweeted Friday. By Saturday, complaints of baggage nightmares had faded, most major roads were clear and dry and temperatures warmed into the 40s. Airline officials said operations were nor-

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deion sanders led a class of seven who made the Hall of Fame. rogant, it sounds brash, it sounds cocky. But it was real.” Sanders also played major league baseball. But football clearly was his calling. “He was an electrifying performer who put fans on the edge of their seats every time he manned his cornerback position or dropped back to receive a kickoff or field a punt,” Falcons owner Arthur Blank said. “Deion is, without question, one of the greatest players in the history of the NFL.” Sanders got in a comical dig at Faulk and Sharpe. “Man, this is real,” he said, “and I got to see Marshall Faulk and Shannon Sharpe cry.”

mal and they anticipated getting most Super Bowl travelers into town despite cancellations throughout the week. Still, the head of the Dallas Restaurant Association estimated that as many as 70,000 people might be trying to get to the area Saturday — which suggests quite a bit of revenue was lost this past week. “We’ve had an amazing amount of unfortunate situations because of all the prepaid rooms ... that were left vacant as well as parties that were planned and catering functions,” executive director Ed Griffin said. It wasn’t all bad, though. The favorable turn in weather meant that hotels were filling up. “We had cancellations Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday just because that was when the weather was at its worst and people were panicking a little,” said Charles Lufkin, manager of the Admiral Hotel, which is near Cowboys Stadium and fully booked for the weekend. “Considering everything, we’re happy.” Everyone will be happy if the snow finally stays away Sunday and the Steelers and Packers play a game for the ages in a stadium that has already hosted an NBA All-Star game and could break the Super Bowl attendance record of 103,985 set in 1980 at the Rose Bowl.

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The NBA roundup ... CHARLOTTE — Tyson Chandler spent most of last season limping around with various injuries, underperforming and failing to crack the Bobcats' starting lineup before being dealt essentially for salary-cap relief. The version of the big man who returned to Charlotte on Saturday night was hardly recognizable as he collected rim-rattling dunks and key rebounds for the NBA's hottest team. The healthy Chandler's 15 boards combined with Dirk Nowitzki's 25 points ensured the Dallas Mavericks would suffer no letdown on Saturday night. Their 101-92 victory over the Bobcats was their eighth straight. D.J. Augustin scored 21 points and Stephen Jackson added 17 on a poor shooting night for the 7-year-old Bobcats, who have beaten every other team in the league. Trail Blazers 111, Cavaliers 105 CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers have the NBA's record for futility all to themselves. Cleveland's losing streak reached 24 games as Wesley Matthews scored 31 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 20 to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 111-105 win over the pitiful Cavs, who are yet to win in 2011 and have lost a mind-boggling 34 of 35. Cleveland nearly overcame a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter, but once again

failed to make plays down the stretch and fell to 8-42 — an almost unimaginable record for a team that won more than 60 games the past two seasons and went deep in the playoffs. "It feels like a bad dream," said guard Daniel Gibson. And it's not over. Lakers 101, Hornets 95 NEW ORLEANS — Pau Gasol had a season-high 34 points to go with 10 rebounds, helping the Los Angeles Lakers beat the New Orleans Hornets 101-95. Kobe Bryant added 32 points, including a 3-pointer with 3:20 left to give the Lakers the lead for good in what turned out to be a surprisingly frenetic struggle against the undermanned Hornets. Nuggets 113, Timberwolves 100 MINNEAPOLIS — Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points and J.R. Smith scored 10 of his 14 points in the final seven minutes to help the Denver Nuggets to a 113-100 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Pistons 89, Bucks 78 MILWAUKEE — Reserve Richard Hamilton scored 15 points in his first action since Jan. 10 and Tracy McGrady added 20, leading the Detroit Pistons. Hawks 99, Wizards 92 WASHINGTON — Josh Smith scored 29 points and added a season-high 16 rebounds to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 99-92 win against the Washington Wizards.

The NHL roundup ... RALEIGH — Erik Cole scored at 2:48 of overtime to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Thrashers on Saturday night. The win allowed the Hurricanes to tie Atlanta for eighth place in the Eastern Conference with 58 points. Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward stopped 34 shots and Atlanta’s Ondrej Pavelec made 33 saves. Eric Staal, Brandon Sutter and Jiri Tlusty also scored for Carolina. Sutter put the Hurricanes ahead 2-1 on a rush at 8:37 of the third period, beating Pavelec over the stick side shoulder from the high slot. Joni Pitkanen had an assist for his 100th point with the franchise. Sharks 2, Bruins 0 BOSTON — Logan Couture scored on one of just 18 shots for San Jose as the surging Sharks beat the Boston Bruins. Canadiens 2, Rangers 0 MONTREAL — Carey Price made 35 saves for his fifth shutout of the season, Scott Gomez scored late in the second period, and Montreal extended the New York Rangers’ losing streak to four. Ducks 3, Avalanche 0 DENVER — Corey Perry scored three goals and Curtis McElhinney stopped 25 shots for his second NHL shutout, leading Anaheim over struggling Colorado. Flyers 3, Stars 1 PHILADELPHIA — Andrej Meszaros and Darroll Powe each scored on long-distance wrist shots, and Brian Boucher stopped 30 shots to lead Philadelphia past Dallas. Sabres 6, Maple Leafs 2 BUFFALO, N.Y. — Drew Stafford scored twice and added an assist, Thomas Vanek had a goal and two assists, and Ryan Miller finished with 23 saves to lift Buffalo over Toronto. Blue Jackets 4, Oilers 3 COLUMBUS, Ohio — R.J. Umberger scored twice and assisted on both of Kristian Huselius’ goals, including the game-winning tally with 4 minutes left, to lead Columbus past Edmonton. Islanders 5, Senators 3 UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Rob Schremp’s second goal of the game broke a third-period tie and lifted the New York Islanders over Ottawa. Coyotes 1, Wild 0 GLENDALE, Ariz. — Taylor Pyatt ended Phoenix’s long scoring drought early in the third period and Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 25 shots for his fourth shutout this season, helping the Coyotes beat Minnesota.

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ATHENS, Ga. — Uga VIII, Georgia’s white English bulldog mascot, has been buried at Sanford Stadium beside his predecessors. The dog served as mascot for only half of a season before his death from lymphoma on Friday. Wendy Seiler, whose husband Charles is the mascot’s chief handler, says Uga VIII was on his bed with his toys when he died in his sleep. Uga VIII was diagnosed with the cancer in early January.

vealing his decision during his senior-night basketball ceremony at Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) Dwyer High. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound Brissett — who was wooed by countless schools, including Wisconsin and Miami, plus was recruited by North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams — does not plan to send in his letter of intent to the Gators until Monday. The way Ellicia Brown sees it, that gives her the weekend to change her son's mind. She wants him to attend Miami.



PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.— Jacoby Brissett gave his mother a long hug, then a rose. She walked away disappointed anyway. Brissett, who was the nation's top uncommitted quarterback recruit, announced Friday night he plans to enroll this fall at Florida, re-

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Phil Mickelson was locked in concentration over a 30-foot birdie putt on the par-3 16th, the some 20,000 onlookers mostly quiet on the amphitheater hole except a fan who screamed "Tiger would make it!" Playing partner Bill Haas heard it, but Mickelson was

oblivious to the slight, perfectly striking the putt that drew a thunderous cheer when it dropped in. "It's Saturday of the Phoenix Open. It's always fun," Mickelson said. "To see that go in with the crowd right there was a great feeling." The birdie and another on the short par-4 17th helped Mickelson close within four strokes of leader Tommy Gainey halfway through the frost-delayed tournament.

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NBA BOSTON — With a total of 2,555 3-pointers in his career, Ray Allen is on the verge of breaking Reggie Miller's all-time NBA record of 2,560. Heading into today’s game against the Orlando Magic, Allen needs five more 3s to tie the former Indiana Pacers star and six to surpass him.

Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms with left-hander Francisco Liriano on a oneyear, $4.3 million deal that avoids arbitration. The Twins announced the agreement Saturday. The 27-year-old Liriano went 14-10 with a 3.62 ERA for the Twins last season. • SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants exercised their conBASEBALL tract option on manager MINNEAPOLIS — The Bruce Bochy.




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Mary’s Antiques opening Saturday in China Grove Business Roundup

CHINA GROVE — Mary Oliver will host a grand opening at her new shop, Mary’s Antiques, located at 9030 N.C. 152 West in Rowan County. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Regular hours will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Contact Oliver at 704-458-8362 for more information. The shop will carry furniture, glassware, art and other antiques.

Center, have renewed their Certified Diabetes Educator status by successfully completing the continuing education renewal option process. Candidates must meet rigorous eligibility requirements for certificaHospital’s diabetes, nutrition tion by the National Certification Board of Distaff members recertified abetes Educators. Michelle Henrickson and Sue Moore, diaMoore is a registered nurse and has been betes educators at Rowan Regional Medical an employee of Rowan Regional since 1989.

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Oak Park Retirement to host seminar for veterans on Feb. 22

Oak Park Retirement will host a free educational seminar for veterans, family members or survivors of veterans at 2 p.m. Feb. 22. The VA Aid and Attendance Pension benefit, one of the many benefits available through the VA, offers eligible veterans or their surviving spouses a monthly pension ranging from $1,056 to $1,949 per month tax-free. To be eligible, veterans must have served 90 consecutive days or more with at least one day



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She was instrumental in developing the outpatient diabetes education curriculum at Rowan. She first achieved CDE status in 1995 and has provided diabetes education to people in our community for more than 20 years. Henrickson is a registered dietitian and has been an employee of Rowan Regional since 1992. She was instrumental in developing the nutritional component of the outpatient diabetes program. She first achieved CDE status in 1995 and has been providing education to people in our community with diabetes and other health conditions for more than 18 years. For more information about diabetes and nutrition services, call 704-210-5771.


Catawba College is offering a one-hour-credit personal finance course led by retired (2002) Catawba College Professor Al Carter and Food Lion co-founder Ralph Ketner. The Post plans to attend the weekly class and share nuggets of the information presented by Carter, Ketner and guest speakers. This is the third installment. BY MARK WINEKA

Dennis Rogers tells the story of a Charlotte attorney who insured a box of expensive cigars, smoked them, then filed a claim for the loss of the cigars by fire. He won the subsequent court case and was awarded $15,000. But the insurance company countered by having authorities arrest the attorney on 24 counts of arson. The attorney lost that criminal case and received 24 months in jail and a $24,000 fine. So goes the world of insurance. Rogers, an executive with the N.C. Farm Bureau office in Salisbury, recently offered the personal finance class at Catawba College some basics to think about when they consider buying auto insurance. To get a driver’s license in North Carolina, a motorist must provide proof that he or she has liability insurance — which is available in a document from an insurance agent. That proof of liability insurance also is required for the renewal of a driver’s license, if the driver has had a moving violation. North Carolina has minimum requirements for liability — that is, if an accident is your fault. A driver must carry at least $30,000 a person for bodily injury, $60,000 for total bodily injury and $25,000 for property damage. Rogers showed that a 23-year-old driver, operating a 2000 Honda with airbags, living in Salisbury and having a 1B class (his drive to and from work was less than 10 miles one way), would pay a $204 auto premium for six months with the minimum liability coverage. But Rogers questioned whether the state-required minimum is enough. He usually recommends that anyone carry a minimum liability of $100,000 bodily injury per person, $300,000 total bodily injury and $50,000 property damage. For that extra coverage, the same driver would pay $262 over six months, or just over $57 more. Rogers said the additional coverage might give a motorist a better chance of staying out of court and avoiding serious judgments and credit issues, should he be in an accident that is his fault. When it comes to deciding how much liability insurance to carry, “you need to be looking at protecting your personal assets,” Rogers said. Rogers also offered the sobering costs behind convictions for driving while impaired. The driver faces an immediate 30-day suspension of his license, court time and costs and, if convicted, a 12-month suspension of his license that might carry certain driving privileges for getting to work. A DWI conviction means 12 insurance points — the highest number for any driving offense, along with driving convictions for manslaughter, prearranged racing, hit-and-


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Vogue Cleaners owner Paul Woodson prepares clothes for his new Columbia dry-cleaning machine, which he purchased last year.

After plenty of research into US products, owner finds nothing that can touch Italian machines for the price BY MARK WINEKA

or Paul Woodson, the pair of new, state-of-the art machines in the back of Vogue Cleaners carry a double meaning. They display his confidence, as a small business owner in Salisbury, that the U.S. economy will recover, though he doesn’t think it will be until 2014 or 2015 “that we’re wide open again.” Those high-tech dry-cleaning machines in back also give Woodson pause. Despite his best intentions to buy American-made equipment, he had to choose machines coming from Italian companies.


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They were the highest quality, “best in the world” at a competitive price, Woodson says. Nothing American-made came close. “They’re not even in the same ballpark,” he adds. To him, it provides further evidence that the American education system is slipping behind in the math and science fields, ultimately translating to the loss of manufacturers in this country. The United States has lost nearly 8 million factory jobs since manufacturing employment peaked at 19.6 million in mid1979, according to the Associated Press. But it should be noted that U.S. manufacturers also have placed near the top of world rankings in productivity gains over

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the past three decades. That higher productivity has meant a leaner manufacturing force that has capitalized on efficiency, the AP says. What’s changed is that U.S. manufacturers have abandoned products with thin profit margins, like consumer electronics, toys and shoes. They’ve ceded that sector to China, Indonesia and other emerging nations with low labor costs. Instead, a recent AP story says, American factories have seized upon complex and expensive goods requiring specialized labor: things such as industrial lathes, computer chips, fighter jets and health

DEAR BRUCE: My son and daughter-in-law have always been very responsible financially, but due to a life-threatening condition and emergency surgery, the medical bills have left them with a credit card debt of $6,000. They are sinking fast and I am not financially able to help them. Do you have any suggestions? — Diane via e-mail

DEAR DIANE: I am sorry that your son and his wife are having problems, but you indicate that they have been very responsible financially and have a very large debt they didn’t expect. That is not a unique situation and many of us have been through that. The debt is on a credit card for $6,000. You go on to say they are sinking fast. What does that mean? A $6,000 credit card debt,

insurance because of my husband’s job and due to heart surgeries. I would like to purchase life insurance now. What do you if you pay the minimum pay- advise? — Mary ment, which I would almost nevvia e-mail er endorse, requires relatively DEAR MARY: You mentioned minimal money out of current budget. Obviously, it will be very that you didn’t buy life insurance expensive over a period of time, because of your “husband’s job.” but it gives them breathing Was it a high-risk occupation? I room. Unless, there is something am sure there are companies that you have not shared with that would issue a policy to you. Given the heart operations, me, I understand that it could give a feeling of frustration, but it’s likely that the premiums this is not a number that could would be rather substantial. One not be retired responsibly. You of the ways some underwrite relmentioned a life-threatening atively risky individuals is to recondition; does that mean that duce the death benefit substanthere is a loss of income? With- tially for the first two or three out some other variables, it years. It may be a bit late to cure seems to me that this is some- this problem. At the very least, thing they can work through. figure out what the premiums Your moral support will certain- might have been or what you can afford, and put that into a spely be appreciated. DEAR BRUCE: My husband is cial savings to help underwrite 65 years old and I am 64. We nev- final expenses. UNITed FeATURe SYNdICATe, INC. er had a chance to purchase life

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Paul Woodson shows Vogue Cleaners employee Cynthia Cline the Italian-made machine.

care products. But apparently not dry-cleaning equipment. Before his purchase of the two Italian machines — one in 2009 and the other last year — Woodson says he studied what was available “as hard as I could for five years.” He and his wife, Beth, traveled to trade shows across the country as part of their research, often staying on the sites from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. “I’d close the show down,” Woodson says. Technology in his industry drastically changed for the better in 2008, and Woodson wanted to position himself for the future. Meanwhile, the economy hit rock bottom. While 2007 was the best in his almost 25 years of owning Vogue Cleaners, in 2009 “things went to heck,” Woodson says. Business started coming back slowly in 2010. As bad as the economy was, it proved the best time to buy equipment. Companies were reducing prices 20 percent and 30 percent, and Woodson wanted to improve quality and position his business for the future. Woodson also had an advantage some small businessmen did not have. “Fortunately, we were able to get credit,” he says. Vogue replaced a 1998 dry-cleaning machine with a 2009 Firbimatic, which handles whites and lights. The Columbia C3 model purchased in 2010 replaced a 2000 machine.

FINANCE FROM 1C run driving resulting in bodily injury or death and transporting illegal whiskey. Those 12 points added to the $204 cost of minimum liability coverage for the 23year-old driver would raise his six-month insurance premium to $1,039, Rogers said. Something as simple as forgetting to pay a fine for not wearing a seat belt can come back and bite a motorist financially, Rogers noted. If a driver ignored paying that ticket, he could be fined $100 by a judge for failure to appear in court, and his license would be suspended. If a law enforcement officer then stops that motorist for some reason and finds he is driving with a suspended license, that conviction would lead to eight insurance points. Those eight insurance points would increase the 23year-old Honda driver’s min-

imum liability premium from $204 to $701 over six months. “A driver’s record is what it is,” Rogers said. “State law says we got to do it.” A couple of other tips from Rogers: • Make sure you have coverage against other drivers who are uninsured or underinsured. • Keep the insurance information card you receive with each premium renewal in the vehicle you’re driving. As a follow-up to the class’ previous discussions on credit, Professor Al Carter noted that he recently received a Visa credit card bill in which he owed a $666 balance. If he only made the minimum payment each month, it would take him 13 years to pay off that $666, Carter said. “I think that’s kind of scary,” he added. Food Lion co-founder Ralph Ketner shared another scary credit story. He was shocked one morning when he received his Bank of America Visa credit card bill, which had a $231 finance

charge. Ketner always pays his credit card balance in full when he has a bill, but the previous month he had transposed some numbers and had paid $2,780, instead of the $2,870 he owed. So for underpaying $90, he received a $231 finance charge. Ketner was aghast. He quickly figured that $231 on that $90 underpayment over 12 months figured to 3,000 percent interest. He wrote then Bank of America President Ken Lewis a letter, noting the outrageous charge, and sent a copy to the N.C. Attorney General. Ten days later, a woman from Bank of America called him and said the bank would excuse the charge. Ketner told the woman she worked for a smart man in Lewis. He was smart enough not to write or call Ketner himself, Ketner said. “And I never did hear from the attorney general,” he added. Contact Mark Wineka at 704-797-4263.

Qualified participants must have a positive KOH test and culture at this first study visit. Study participants will receive allstudy-related care and study product at no cost. Qualified participants may receive financial compensation up to $385 for time and travel.

High Blood Pressure AND Type II Diabetes… Here is something to consider

Local doctors are conducting a research study comparing the effectiveness of an investigational medication compared to a placebo (inactive substance) for the treatment of high blood pressure in people with diabetes. Qualified participants receive all study-related care at no charge, including doctor visits, laboratory services, blood glucose supplies and study medication or placebo (inactive substance). Financial compensation up to $350 may be provided for time and travel.


We are currently conducting a clinical research study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of an already approved medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

You may qualify if you are at least 50 years of age, diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Qualified participants will receive all study-related care and study medication at no cost and may receive financial compensation for time and travel.


If so, you may have a disease called Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD. A clinical research study is being conducted on an investigational inhaled medication for COPD. We are looking for people who are smokers or ex-smokers, at least 40 years old, never diagnosed with asthma and currently have no other significant health conditions. If you qualify, you will receive study medication and study related medical care at no cost while participating in the study. If eligible, financial compensation will be provided for time and travel.

For more information call 704.647.9913 or visit



If you answered yes, and between 18 to 70 years old, you may qualify to participate in a clinical research study using an investigational topical product for toenail fungus of the great toe.



“It will not let an operator make a mistake,” Woodson says of the Columbia model. There are no odors or fumes, and the chemical used is “so mild you could bathe in it,” he says. The smart cleaning system detects excess oils and coloration that should not be on clothes. Woodson, a trained chemist, says the distilling process is the same as what moonshiners used, and it keeps the solvent pure. “You don’t get someone else’s coloration, dirt and grime,” Woodson says. “Your clothes go into fresh solvent each time.” But it troubles Woodson that American manufacturers in his industry are “basically gone.” And while Italian companies lead the way now in building equipment, the Chinese are catching up, Woodson says. “It’s almost like we have to wake up in America,” says Woodson, who is a Salisbury city councilman and a member of the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Board of Trustees. Woodson says he desperately tried, but failed, to win an appointment to President Obama’s Small Business Task Force. He now fears too many members of the task force are from academia, not small businesses. He personally wishes North Carolina would put its emphasis on creating jobs by helping to expand small businesses. Vogue Cleaners employs nine people fulltime and six part-time. “You have to do great quality work,” Woodson says. “We know we can’t be the cheapest, but we’re trying to be the best.” Contact Mark Wineka at 704-797-4263.

410 Mocksville Avenue, Salisbury, NC 28144




ROUNDUP FROM 1C during a wartime period (World War II, Korea, etc.) and meet medical and financial eligibility criteria. Eligibility criteria will be reviewed. The workshop is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served after the seminar. Call 704-636-4600 to register. Visit for more information. Oak Park is at 548 White Oaks Drive.

$50,000 worth of Bonus Box Tops for school

Food Lion helped more than 400 Davidson and Rowan county families have a healthier and nutritious holiday season. Food Lion provided 432 families and individuals with food for the Christmas season. The Salisbury company made the donation to Project Santa, which is its 10th year of supporting the group. The families included 738 children in Davidson and Rowan counties. The Project also assisted some families on the edge of Montgomery, Cabarrus and Randolph counties. Project Santa either delivered the food baskets or the family picked them up during the 53rd year Project Santa has delivered food and toys to those in need. Project Santa based in Denton.

Bank of Carolinas reports $2.5 million loss MOCKSVILLE — Bank of the Carolinas Corp. had a net loss of $2.5 million, or 65 cents per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2010, after a $2 million loss, or 51 cents per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2009. Net interest income fell to $3.8 million from $4.4 million. Total noninterest income dropped to $433,000 from $634,000. For the full year, the bank lost $3.6 million, or 92 cents per diluted share, after a net loss of $3.8 million, or 97 cents per diluted share, in 2009. Net interest income rose to $16.4 million from $14.7 million, while total noninterest income remained flat at $1.3 million. The Mocksville-based bank has branches in Concord, Cleveland, Lexington and Landis.

Livengood joins Keller Williams Realty CONCORD — Timothy Livengood, a real estate professional of Rowan County, is leaving Mid Carolina Real Estate LLC to join the Keller Williams Realty team in the Concord Business Center, 6001 Gateway Center Dr., Suite 105, Kannapolis. Livengood has been an agent in the Rowan County and surrounding marketplaces since 2006. Mark Willis is chief executive officer of Keller Williams Realty International. For more information, call Judy Simmons at 704-886-1721 or visit

Anything on Wheels reopens on Concord


Concord Shopping, Travel, Dining, Entertainment, all closer than you think!


Official Sponsor of the Wedding Show, the C.D. Moore Foundation & Prom Envy 2011

Harrah’s CHEROKEE CASINO (DAY GAMING TRIPS) February: 10, 19 & 24 March: 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 & 31

Reg. Price $40.0 Voucher -$20.0 0 0






Food Lion helps families with Project Santa


David Walter Travel 349-D Copperfield Blvd • Concord


CONCORD — Anything on Wheels has moved to Concord. Owner Larry Barnes, a longtime Salisbury resident and auto dealer with more than 35 years of experience in the automobile business, invites his Salisbury area customers to visit the new location, 1463 Concord Parkway North in Concord. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. To reach the business, call 704-720-0520.


MOORESVILLE — Food Lion and Box Tops for Education made a special presentation of 500,000 Bonus Box Tops (a value of $50,000) at Shepherd Elementary School during a school assembly. Janet Duke won the sweepstakes and selected the school to get the award. Food Lion Family President Cathy Green Burns and Box Tops for Education Representative Amy Boyer presented the winning check to Shepherd Elementary School Principal Julie Stikeleather. The school will use the funds to purchase items such as computers, library books, art supplies and playground equipment. Shepherd Elementary School earned nearly $2,000 through the Box Tops for Education program during the 2009-10 school year. 704.782.9883 • 35 Market Street SW, Concord, NC 28025

35th Season

Old Courthhouse Theatre 49 Spring Street NC, Concord • 704-788-2405


Reflexologist gets hormonal therapy diploma Cynthia B. Hill of Shalom Regel Reflexology, 4010 Oak St., was among 15 reflexologists across the nation to be awarded a diploma in the Infertility and Hormonal Course (Facial and Neuro-foot Reflexology) offered by Lone Sorensen of the International Institute of Foot and Face Reflexology in Barcelona, Spain. Classes took place in Charlotte recently. Hill studied how hormones of the body relate to infertility, sexual and environment related issues for women and men. Students were taught how to balance the hormones so that the body will normalize. Contact Hill at 704-636 4153.

Massage therapist at Wedding Affair CONCORD — Tracy Smith, licensed massage and bodywork therapist of the Body Clinic of Concord, participated in the Wedding Affair recently. She provided foot and chair massages to the attendees. She also gave away a massage party to one guest and three of her friends. Body Clinic of Concord is at 992 Copperfield Blvd.

A Play by: Jennifer Jarret

Directed by: Andy Rassier

February 11, 12, 18 & 19 at 8:00pm February 6, 13 & 20 at 2:30 p.m. - Sunday Matinees S47945

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2290 Statesville Blvd. (across from Godley’s Garden center)


For more information call Lori Yang at (704) 603-4204.


with a beautiful necklace on

• Necklaces • Earrings • Pearls • Rings alentine's Day

Complimentary Gift Wrapping

Tuesday-Friday 10-5:30 Saturday 10-4


Circle of Hope allows a safe haven for parents to share their grief after the death of a child. Sharing eases loneliness and allows expression of grief in an atmosphere of acceptance and understanding. The pain from the loss of a child can best be understood by another bereaved parent. Support group meeting will be held this Thursday February 10, 2011 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

9 Union St., North #110 • 704-788-9076 Across from Hotel Concord




Now Recruiting!

We are accepting applications for individuals who are looking for a great opportunity to work in a fast paced packing environment.

DRIVERS ATTENTION CDL DRIVERS: Presently qualifying drivers for placement w/contractors at FedEx Ground. Must have at least 1 yr OTR exp. in the past 3 yrs., have or willing to get doubles endorsement, and clean driving record. NO DUI, drug of felony convictions. Full & part-time avail. 704-298-0370 for info.

Employment Drivers

Drivers Wanted Full or part time. Req: Class A CDL, clean MVR, min. 25 yrs old w/3 yrs exp. Benefits: Pd health & dental ins., 401(k) w/match, pd holidays, vac., & qtrly. bonus. New equip. Call 704630-1160 There is a NEW group of people EVERY day, looking for a DEAL in the classifieds.



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

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

General Healthcare

Earn Extra Money! Deliver the new AT&T Real Yellow Pages in the Salisbury area. FT/PT, daily work, quick pay, must be 18 yrs+, have drivers license & insured vehicle (800)422-1955 Ext. 4 8:00A-4:30P Mon-Fri

The Laurels of Salisbury is seeking a motivated independent

RN/LPN for Baylor shift position. Please apply in person: 215 Lash Dr., Salisbury, NC 28147.

Please apply online at

or call us at 704633-1911 to find out more information Automotive

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

10 ,000 extra this year?

Earn the extra cash you need in just 2-3 hours per day as a motor route carrier for The Salisbury Post. You’ll discover the satisfaction of running your own business - without sacrificing your time to the demands of a full-time job. Interested persons must meet the following criteria:

• Available 7 days per week • Delivery hours are Mon.-Fri. 3:30 am to 6:30 am, Sat. & Sun. 1:30 am to 7:00 am • Dependable • Dependable transportation • Have a desire to own their own business • Drivers license required • Good driving record • Have a home phone number

*Profits vary and could be more or less than this amount


Graco infant car seat with base $20. Century car seat with base $15. Girls potty chair $25. Call 704202-5113 leave msg.

Baby high chair $10, stroller $10, walker $15, Bounch seat $8, Potty Chair $6. 704-857-1867

Computers & Software


Beautiful Antique Desk! Antique claw foot drop leaf desk. Dove tailed drawers. Good condition. Call 704-279-4192 after 6:00 PM

Full Time RN or MA needed for busy medical office. Must be dependable, energetic and work well with others. Please send resume to: Office Manager, 911 W. Henderson St., Ste. 110, Salisbury, NC 28144

Needed: Telemarketing/Phone Sales Rep. Base + Commission, flexible hours. Email: or fax: 704-857-6700

Dell Laptop Computer, internet ready, wireless, Windows XP. $185. 980-205-0947

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

Electronics Camera, Nikon Coolpix S6 digital camera with pictmotion & case. $75. 704-636-6833 TV – 32” Sony, $50; 25” Orion TV, $30; 20” JVC, $20. Please Call 704-797-8865

Clothes Adult & Children Prom Dresses (4). Prices range from $75-$125. Sizes 2, 6, & 12. 704-2131950 for full details.

Do you want first shot at the qualified buyers, or the last chance? Description brings results!

Electronics Wii game complete Nintendo $250 704-431-4938

Exercise Equipment Exercise equipment. Ab Lounger. Excellent codition. Grace Ridge subdivision, Rowan County. $50 cash. Call 704-8551171 or 980-234-0918.

Fiberglass Fabricator Need experienced worker to lay up fiberglass. Mold making experience would be helpful. Email work history and salary requirements along with contact number to:

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

Furniture & Appliances

Firewood, oak. 1½ cords, split. $250. Please call 704-637-3251 for more information.

Bedroom suite, oak. Great condition! 12 drawers. $400. Salisbury. Please call 704-464-6059

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

Bookcase. Sturdy 24”W x 33”H black bookcase for CD, DVD, VHS, 3 shelves, nice for PC room. $35. 704-857-7186

Kitchen table (glass top) & 4 chairs. $85 firm. Living room set ~ couch, rocker, 3 table lamps. Plaid color. Asking $175. Call 704-857-0093

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

Fuel & Wood

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

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

ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $25,000$40,000. The Town of Faith is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

Fuel & Wood

Reduce heating cost! SALE. Central Boiler OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE. Up to $2100 savings. Financing available. 704-202-3363


Dining Room Table, top with 6 glass upholstered chairs. $200. Call 704-797-8865 Dresser, white, chest, nighstand & mirror. $125 in Salisbury, contact Bryant 704-762-5152

City of Salisbury Maintenance Worker I #507 Closing Date: 02/15/2011

Sr. Maintenance Worker #215 Closing Date: 02/17/2011

Please visit for more details.

Skilled Labor

CLOSING DATE: February 15, 2011. For each interested applicant, a completed application, signed Town of Faith Public Works Director/Fire Chief Job Description, resume, and cover letter must be received by the Town of Faith on or before this date for consideration of employment.

If interested, please come by the Post at 131 W. Innes Street, Salisbury and fill out an application or give us a call at the Circulation Department (704) 797-4213, Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm

Baby Items

Antiques & Collectibles


Janitorial cleaners needed. 2nd shift and weekend positions available. Call 336-482-7102

The Town of Faith, NC is accepting applications for the position of Public Works Director/Fire Chief. This is a full time position and requires a NC driver's license and good driving record. Pre-employment drug screening is required. Candidate must be able to obtain a Class C well operator certificate and a Class B water distribution certificate. Interested parties may request an application/job description at the Faith Town Hall located at 100 North Main Street, Faith or by calling 704-279-7500.



Get Bigger Type!

Salis. Inside Flea Mkt., on Hwy 29 behind Hot Spot Svc Sta. Open every Fri & Sat. 8am-5pm & Sun 10am-5pm. New items every wk end! Booths to rent! Bargains Galore!

Experienced Med Tech needed. Apply in person at: The Meadows of Rockwell, 612 Hwy 152 E, Rockwell. No phone calls please.

Town of Faith Public Works Dir./Fire Chief

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1st & 2nd shift positions available!

Employment Healthcare

Ideal Candidates must meet the following requirements: •Ability to lift up to 50 lbs and stand entire shift (up to 12 hours per day) •Clean Criminal Background •Submit to a Preemployment Drug Screen



Sofa, 90” White cloth, excellent condition. $200. Please Call 704-7978865 Table. St. Bart's 54” round wood table with pineapple base. Cost $350 new. Great condition. $150. 336936-9452

Dryer. GE large capacity, heavy duty dryer. $150. Please call 704-202-5113 Leave message.

TV cabinet, beautiful, with storage. Holds up to 36" TV. Cabinet only $225; with 27" color TV $250. Rowan County. Call 705855-1171 or 980-2340918

Entertainment Center – Mahogany, 65x22, opening for TV is 38”. $200. Call 704-797-8865

Washer/ Dryer Set, Hotpoint, Heavy Duty, 2 years old. $500. Please Call 336-399-2512 ask for John

Executive office desk, cherry, side drawer filing, 6ftL x 29D, 5ftW. Call Bryant 704-762-5152.

Water bed. KING SIZE Innertube water bed w/ extra innertubes! $250 obo. Call 704-212-2882


Rowan-Cabarrus Community College seeks applications for the following positions:

Associate Vice President, Academic Programs The Associate Vice President will assist the Vice President of Academic Programs oversee the broad range of academic programs at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. Required: Master's degree; three years administrative experience in higher education.

Director of College Relations, Marketing & Communications Required: Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, Communications or related field. 2-4 years' experience in marketing and communications.

P/T Masonry Instructor Part-time position teaching fundamental masonry skills at Piedmont Minimum Security Correctional Facility. Required: High school diploma, vocational school training, or GED. A minimum of two to four years of work-related skill, knowledge, and experience as a mason. For more information and to apply, visit our web site at EOE. Getting first shot at qualified prospects is the fastest path to good results!

Medical Equipment


1.02 CT Princess Cut diamond solitare. VS1/G color set in 14k yellow gold. Appraised at $7,700, selling for $3,700. Just in time for Valentines Day! 704-433-8490

ELECTRIC HOSPITAL BED Fully Automatic bed with mattress - used only 3 months. Can be seen by appt. $1,700 value for $800.00. Call Sarah at 704-857-8587. Must be picked up by buyer.

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

Machine & Tools Machiner's tool box. With starrett mikes & other measuring tools. $500 cash firm. Please call 704-938-4948

Misc For Sale Air Conditioner, 24,000 BTU, $100 Call 704-639-7007 Leave Message ANDERSON'S SEW & SO, Husqvarna, Viking Sewing Machines. Patterns, Notions, Fabrics. 10104 Old Beatty Ford Rd., Rockwell. 704-279-3647 Bedroom suite, 6 piece, 1970's, mahogany $350; 2 wood/glass shelves $100. Call 704-213-9811

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2011 FOR FREE BIRTHDAY GREETINGS Please Fax, hand deliver or fill out form online 18 WORDS MAX. Number of free greetings per person may be limited, combined or excluded, contingent on space available. Please limit your birthday greetings to 4 per Birthday.


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


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

Happy Birthday mighty man of God, Sandy L. Wishing you God's best. Your LCC Family and Auntie

(under Website Forms, bottom right column)

MawMaws Kozy Kitchen

Happy Birthday to my growing boy, Nasir Fudge, it's your day, enjoy. Love, Myeshia, Khalil, Mommy


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

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

Happy 18th Birthday, Kaitlin!! Congratulations on your acceptance to ASU! We love you and are proud of you! Love, Mom and Dad


Fax: 704-630-0157



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


Birthday? ...


We want to be your flower shop!

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







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

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



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

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




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

ARE YOU IN THE CELEBRATING BUSINESS? If so, then make ad space work for you! Call Classifieds at 704-797-4220 for more information!!!

Misc For Sale

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

Misc For Sale

Misc For Sale

Generator, electric start. 120 & 240v on wheels. Without battery. $149. Call 704-784-2488

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

Stainless steel double sink with Delta faucet $50. Ab lounger $35. Two 13" TV's $10 each. Child's musical rocking catapillar $15. Call 704202-5113 leave msg

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

Mobile home windows with storms, (10) 30X54. $100 for all. Please call 704-637-3251

Super Chip model 3805/FLASHPAQ tuner for 2005-2008 Dodge 5.9 Diesel pick-up. $325. 336-766-7693

Ads that work pay for themselves. Ads that don’t work are expensive. Description brings results!

Singer sewing machine with attachments. Excellent condition. $75. Please call 704-857-0093

Tool boxes. 2 Kobalt 5' stainless steel side tool boxes for a pick-up truck. $125 ea. 336-766-7693

George magazines, 21 issues. $60. Adler 315 Electric typewriter & stand, $70. Please call 704-636-5656

Hay for Sale

HYPNOSIS will work for you!

Stop Smoking~Lose Weight It's Easy & Very Effective Decide Today 704-933-1982 Jewelers Loupes 30x Never used $8.00 call and leave message 704245-8296

Lumber All New!

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

Building, used, for sale 10' x 12' metal building with wood frame. Like new will sell for much less than new retail cost. Can be seen at 250 Auction Dr at Webb Rd exit 70 off 85 south. Call 704-798-0634

Small Trailer no title new tires, wires and lights. $300 or best offer. Can email pictures. Call 704245-8296 leave a message

TV tables (2) $35 ea. VHS tapes (50) $2 ea. Clothing for large men & ladies pants & Tshirts (50) $5 ea. Wood wall clock, new, $50. Call 704-638-8965

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

Vera Bradley purses (3), $20 ea. 1 small Vera Bradley, $10. Croft & Barrow leather boots, 2" stacked heel, sz 8M, $15. CASH ONLY. 704-213-1622 Wench 1100lb, electric. Sold new $275, sell for $160. Please call 704857-0093 for more info. Yard edger from Sears, $150. Tanning bed, $300. piano FREE. Black Aluminum ramps $50. Call 704-933-7161

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Cement mortar mixer, electric. $300. Fireplace insert with fan, $200. Call 704-857-8116

Send us a photo and description we'll advertise it in the paper for 15 days, and online for 30 days

Door w/side lights, 66”. $300. 2 Pella windows 33x63 w/ frames. $100 ea. 704-279-5991 Game table. Combination Poker/Bumper Pool table with balls and two cue sticks included. $125 OBO. Call 704-202-5282. Leave Message.

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Financial Services


Cleaning Services

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

Complete Cleaning Service. Basic, windows, spring, new construction, & more. 704-857-1708

Due to non-payment of rent Rowan Mini Storage will conduct an Auction on Feb. 19th, 11:00 a.m. Any questions call 704-855-2443. Unit 517 – Lisa Aistrop Unit 402 – Brandon Holmes Unit 523 – John Philemon Unit 106 – Amber Campbell Unit 424 – Jennifer Spry Unit 803 – Alexis Cowan Unit 428 – Cynthia Medlin Unit 809 – Nicholas Rodgers

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

More Details = Faster Sales!

Cleaning Services

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

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

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

Grading & Hauling

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

Backhoe work, lots cleared, ditches, demolition, hauling. Reasonable prices. 704-637-3251

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

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

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





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

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

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


Drywall Services OLYMPIC DRYWALL New Homes Additions & Repairs Small Commercial Ceiling Texture Removal

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



Since 1955

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


all can be found in the


(704) 797-4220

Business Opportunities A COKE/M&M vending route! 100% Finc. Do you earn $2K/wk? Loc's in Salis. 800-367-2106 x 6020 J.Y. Monk Real Estate School-Get licensed fast, Charlotte/Concord courses. $399 tuition fee. Free Brochure. 800-849-0932

Business Opportunities

4 Well established name 4 Prime location downtown Salisbury

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

Free Stuff

TV, 36" Hitachi with remote, 2004 model, excellent condition, $250 obo 704-640-1914

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

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

Want to get results? 

See stars

Free. membership in Travel Resorts RV Camp, Pinehurst area. Camp 34 times yearly. Pool, mini golf, etc. Call 704-8551171 or 980-234-0918.

Want to Buy Merchandise

Found Cat, male, tabby, Goodman Lake /Old Union Church Road. Call 704-636-8341 to identify.

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

Free boxer -Pit pups mixed ready for good home. Please call after 2:30 Mon-Fri and ask for George 704-857-8372.

Andy's Logging. Want to buy timber. Land owner paid by thousand board foot. Paid for pulp wood. Minimum of 1 acre. 336-467-0560

Free Chest freezer for feed storage. You pick up. Rockwell area. 704279-6393 Free Christmas tree. 10 ft white artificial Christmas tree. Please call 704-857-8991 Free sectional sofa, blue. 5 pieces including 2 end recliners, sleeper section, corner section & 1 additional section. You haul. 704-209-3027

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

Used French Horn, Trumpet, Tuba, Etc. Wanted

Call Classifieds to place your yard sale ad... 704-797-4220

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

HEALTHCARE Beome a Certified Professional Coder. Spring classes now registering. Seating is limited. Registration ends soon. Visit or call 336882-MOST.

Dog found on Gold Knob Road, Rockwell. Young female Beagle mix. Call 704-213-6091.

Lost dog. Chocolate Lab 11 months old. Orange collar w/rabies tag. 80 lbs. Old Beatty Fd RdLower Stone Ch area. Please call 704-209-1363


Neet Scrubs Best Prices in Town Neet Scrubs provides scrubs, lab coats, shoes & other accessories in Salisbury. We carry premium brand scrub sets with sizes for petite to extra tall costumers. We carry brand names. Learn More About Neet Scrubs: Special orders available. Custom screen printed emblems and logos available. Group package discounts available. Lab coats, shoes, and other accessories are available at discount prices. Contact Neet Scrubs today at 704-431-5019 or visit our website for more information 1313 N. Main St., Salisbury

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 3Mowing 3Yard Cleanup 3Trimming Bushes

3Landscaping 3Mulching 3Core Aeration 3Fertilizing

FREE Estimates

The Floor Doctor

Found Puppy. Small brown & black w/collar on the corner of McCanless & Choat Rds, Monday, Jan. 31 at noon. 336309-2874

Miscellaneous Services

WILL BUY OLD CARS Complete with keys and title or proof of ownership, $250 and up. (Salisbury area) RC's 704-267-4163

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

Found on Bringle Ferry Rd. (at I-85 overpass) small poodle mix. Call 704-637-0229 between 8am-5pm

Junk Removal

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

Remodeling. Hardwood & Vinyl flooring, carpet, decks added. Top Quality work! 704-637-3251

Found dog. Small, black, dog Innes Street area. Wednesday, Feb. 2. Call to identify. 704-642-1439.

Lost keys. Jeep in area of Office. Reward Post offered! Please call 704996-4897

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

Found dog. Chihuahua, male. Wearing collar. Miller Rd. area. Found Friday 2/4. Please call 704-639-1871 to identify.

Wanted Free does not have to work. Needed for Fundraiser. Alzheimer's Call 704-798-2313 Lv Msg.

for junk cars. $225 & up. Please call Tim at 980234-6649 for more info.

704-636-3415 704-640-3842

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

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

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

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

Found Puppy. In Westwood Area. Please call to identify 704-433-0035 Lost Kitten in Salisbury, female, spayed, short haired black cat, yellow eyes, purple collar in Morland Pk area nr Mirror Lake. 704-638-5646


Found Dog. Black Labrador Retreiver. Great dog! Call 704-2325063

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

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

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


Notices Dale Boardman is not responsible for any credit card debts incurred by Patsy Boardman as of February 2, 2011.

Call Classifieds at


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

To obtain more detailed information regarding the specifications of the contract and a bidding package, please come by City Hall located at: 312 South Main Street Landis, NC 28088 704-857-2411 This is a sealed bidding process, and bids must be received no later than Friday, March 11th, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. Bids will be opened at that time.

Notices Hi! My name is Dale Boardman. I was wondering if there was somebody out there that can help me. After 9 years of marriage, my wife flipped her lid. She ran off & hasn't come back. Now she is dragging me through court, trying to get me for everything I got. More than I make a month plys my acre lot that I've had for 28 years. My credit cards are maxed out trying to fight this. If anybody can help me financially, I would really appreciate it. God will bless you for it. Dale Boardman, PO Box 275, Cleveland, NC 27013

Painting and Decorating

Homes for Sale

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

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

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

~ 704-633-5033 ~

Tree Service Stoner Painting Contractor

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

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

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

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

~ 704-202-8881~ Recognized by the Salisbury Tree Board

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

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

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


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


~704-637-6544~ Brisson - HandyMan Home Repair, Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, etc. Insured. 704-798-8199

Free Stuff

Lost & Found Television, DVD & Video

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

Heating and Air Conditioning


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

Lost & Found

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

With our

Clock. Jeff Gordon wall clock, new, $50. Kerosene heater. Like new $35. Please call 704-638-8965

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

Music Sales & Service

Misc For Sale

Square bales. 400 bales of fescue. 500 bales of top millet. brown $2.50/bale. 704-239-6242

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.



Home Improvement

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

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

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

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

Miscellaneous Services Basinger Sewing Machine Repair Household sewing machines, new and older models and parts.

704-797-6840 704-797-6839

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH @ 1:30 PM Take I-85 North From Salisbury To Exit #79, Turn Right At End Of Exit. Proceed 1.1 Miles To Sale Site. Watch For Signs.

Lots Of Tools, Glass, Jewelry, Collectibles, Like New Appliances, And More Please Go To ID #1869 For Complete Info And Pics. Now Taking Consignments For Feb. 27th Auction Kip Jennings NCAL # 6340



6C • SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2011 Homes for Sale 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.

Homes for Sale Fulton Heights


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

Homes for Sale

New Listing

1116 Holmes Street, 3 BR, 1 full BA, 2 half BA, wonderful starter or investment home. Sits on .479 acres, single carport, outside storage building, new HVAC & ductwork. Selling AS IS. Seller is open to all offers. TMR Realty, Teresa Rufty, 704-433-2582

E. Spencer

Bring All Offers

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


Great home priced 33k below tax value! Builder says bring all offers! Make lower interest rates work for you! Walk into your brand new home w/ equity! 3,112 sf 4BR, 4BA on .918 ac. Quality built w/lots of custom features. Central to Salis., Mooresville, Concord. MLS #50008 Teresa Rufty TMR Realty (704) 433-2582

New Listing

3 BR, 2 BA. Wood floors in great room, split bedroom floor plan, formal dining room, back deck, Koi pond, lush landscaping, wired storage building. R51819A $174,900 B&R Realty, Lesa Prince 704796-1811

A Must See

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

West Rowan - 401 Primrose - Perfect for that growing family!! 3,700+sf, .8 acres, 6 BR, 4½ BA, large rooms, lots of stortile throughout. age, Priced in the $200's. Motivated Seller! Bring Offer! USDA 100% Financing still available - MLS #49584 Teresa Rufty, TMR Realty, Inc. (704) 433-2582

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



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


Completely remodeled. 3BR, 2BA. 1202 Bell St., Salisbury. Granite counter tops, new stainless steel appliances, new roof, windows and heat & air, hardwood floors, fresh paint. MUST SEE! $120,000. Will pay closing and possibly down payment. Call for appointment 704-637-6567



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

Awesome Location

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

Convenient Location

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

PRICE REDUCED $27K – 365 D. Earnhardt Rd. 3BR, 2BA, on 3.11 acres, Large rooms with great closet/storage space, oversized garage. A definite must see!! Priced in the $200's!! Motivated Seller, bring offers. MLS #50302 Teresa Rufty, TMR Realty, Inc. 704-433-2582

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 Salisbury

Great Location

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

Motivated Seller

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


Land for Sale Salis. 2 tracts. Prime location. Will sell land or custom build. A50140A. B&R Realty, Monica 704-245-4628

Lots for Sale 3 BR, 2.5 BA, nice wood floors. Range, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, 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

All Lots Reduced PRICED TO SELL!! BRING OFFERS!! Take advantage of lower land costs and interest rates! Six lots from .94 to 3.6 acres. Near Salis., Mooresville, Concord. Wooded & basement lots are available-builders are welcome. Teresa Rufty TMR Development. 704-433-2582.

Genesis Realty 704-933-5000 Foreclosure Experts Salisbury. 2 or 3 bedroom Townhomes. For information, call Summit Developers, Inc. 704-797-0200

Manufactured Home Dealers

Motivated Seller

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

Manufactured Home Dealers

Southwestern Rowan Co.

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

Investment Property

Child Care Facility/Commercial Bldg.

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


Unique Property


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

Mechanics DREAM Home, 28x32 shop with lift & air compressor, storage space & ½ bath. All living space been completely has refurbished. Property has space that could be used as a home office or dining room, deck on rear, 3 BR, 1 BA. R51824A $164,500 B&R Realty, Monica Poole 704-245-4628 East Salis. 4BR, 2½BA. Lease option purchase. Interest rates are low. Good time to build. 704-638-0108

Land for Sale

Land for Sale

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


2BR ~ 1.5 BA ~ Starting at $555

Senior Discount

Water, Sewage & Garbage included


Located at Woodleaf Road & Holly Avenue

Beautiful Puppies! Cats

BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES AKC parents on site, 11 weeks old, 1st shots $450. 704-267-6672

Free cat, male. Very handsome. Everything done. Not good with dogs or kids. Very sweet. Inside only. 704-636-0619 Free cat. All white male cat, neutered, front paws declawed, has all shots, 1½ years old. Very sweet, needs one cat home. Call 704-798-0466

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.

Free Cat. Black & white short haired male cat, neutered & rabies shots, affectionate. 704-8557218 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 kittens. 3 kittens, 9 weeks old, litter trained, 2 black & white, 1 all black. Indoor only. Need good homes. 704-433-6574 Free older cat to good home. Loving & humorous. Good with kids and dogs. Never lived with another cat. Call 704-680-2355. Serious inquiries only!!

Giving away kittens or puppies?


Dogs Free puppy. Medium sized blue grey puppy. About 6 mo. old. seems to be house trained and good with kids. Please call 704-239-3261

Free puppy, 10 weeks old brown and black puppy found with red collar. Crate & paper trained. Sleeps all night. 336-309-2874

Boxer Puppies, CKC, 6 males, 1 female. Very unique, flashy colors. Wormed, tails docked. $350. Call Karen 336671-9953


Beautiful Puppies!

Free dogs. 2 chocolate Labrador Retriever mix to good home. Baby coming soon. 704-232-5063

Both parents on site, from working dog stock. $100. Call (704) 5076010 or (704) 400-2632

Want to attract attention? 

Labrador Retriever puppies. AKC, two males, chocolate, wormed, champion sired, $250 each. 336-671-9953

Get Bigger Type!

Sweet Baby Boy!

Free puppies. Huskey / Pit Mastiff mix, born Dec. 23, 2 females and 7 males to good homes. Very playful. 704-4330945 Free Puppies. One brown male, one white and brown female. Very cute!!!! Please call 704638-0589

Buying or Selling? We can help make your dream a reality.

DONKEY Miniature Donkey. Male. 36 inches tall. Gray intact. Please call 704279-4080 after 5 pm


Free Female Black Lab Puppy 9 wks old 704-279-3533

Puppies. Boxers, CKC. 6 wks. 3 All white. 3 All white w/patch of red on ear & back. 5 Fem. 1 male. $300. Cash. 704-603-8257


Free dog. Sweet female, Lab mix, gold color. 4 yrs old, spayed, up to date on rabies. Only to a loving home. Owner moving. 704-279-6393


We had looked everywhere. Then we looked at the Classified section of the Salisbury Post. And there it was. Our dream home.

Got puppies or kittens for sale?

Found dog. Small dog off of Bringle Ferry on Sunday. Please call to describe. 704-905-9653

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


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

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

Apartments 1 & 2BR. Nice, well maintained, responsible landlord. $415-$435. Salisbury, in town. 704-642-1955 1 BR apt. Spencer Historic Area. Seniors welcome. $395 per mo + dep. Ryburn Rentals 704-637-0601

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

Airport Rd. Large 2BR duplex. $500 deposit. $500/mo. 704-798-2564 or 704-603-8922

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

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

A Country Paradise

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

Cleveland/Woodleaf area 3BR/2BA on 1.19 acs , well water & septic, double carport. 704-433-8354 Salisbury Area 3 or 4 bedroom, 2 baths, $500 down under $700 per month. 704-225-8850


Singlewide, 3BR/2BA, on ¾ acre, wooded lot, newly renovated, all appliances, well water. 704-633-8533 after 5pm or cell 704-2677888

Real Estate Services Allen Tate Realtors Daniel Almazan, Broker 704-202-0091 B & R REALTY 704-633-2394

Century 21 Towne & Country 474 Jake Alexander Blvd. (704)637-7721 Forest Glen Realty Darlene Blount, Broker 704-633-8867 KEY REAL ESTATE, INC. 1755 U.S. HWY 29. South China Grove, NC 28023 704-857-0539

$$$$ Salisbury Post Classifieds 704-797-4220

Helping dreams come true.

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

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

HHHHHHHHH Check Out Our February Special! Spay/Neuter 20% discount. Rabies Clinic Feb. 12. Rowan Animal Clinic. Please call 704-636-3408 for appt.

Wanted: Real Estate

Manufactured Home Sales

Rebecca Jones Realty 610 E. Liberty St, China Grove 704-857-SELL

Other Pets

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


2205 Woodleaf Rd., Salisbury, NC 28147

Free puppies. Pit Bull mix. 2 males. 6 weeks old. Dewormed. Please call 704-787-6834

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

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




Western Rowan County

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



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

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

Over 2 Acres 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

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

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

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


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

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

Call 24 hours, 7 days ** 704-239-2033 ** $$$$$$

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

Investment Property

Real Estate Services

Real Estate Commercial

China Grove

New Home

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

Homes for Sale

Very Motivated Sellers


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

Homes for Sale Salisbury



Salisbury, Safrit Rd., 3BR/2BA modular home in country, 1.34 acres, workshop. Outbuildings, carport, above ground pool, deck, metal roof, thermal windows, gas logs. $85,000. 704-8596273.

Homes for Sale

Convenient Location

Move in Ready!


Homes for Sale


Lovely Home 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



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 2345 Statesville Blvd. Near Salisbury Mall

704-633-1234 China Grove. 2BR, 2BA. All electric. Clean & safe. No pets. $575/month + deposit. 704-202-0605 China Grove. Nice 2BR, 1BA. $525/month + deposit & references. No pets. 704-279-8428 China Grove. One room eff. w/ private bathroom & kitchenette. All utilities incl'd. $379/mo. + $100 deposit. 704-857-8112 CLANCY HILLS APARTMENTS 1, 2 & 3 BR, conveniently located in Salisbury. Handicap accessible units available. Section 8 assistance available. 704-6366408. Office Hours: M–F 9:00-12:00. TDD Relay 1-800-735-2962 Equal Housing Opportunity.

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

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

Duplex for Rent

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

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


East Rowan area 2BR apt. $475/mo & 3BR house for rent $650/mo. All elec. 704-279-2966. Eastwind Apartments Low Rent Available For Elderly & Disabled. Rent Based on Social Security Income *Spacious 1 BR *Located on bus line *Washer/Dryer Hookups Call Fisher Realty at: 704-636-7485 for more information. Fleming Heights Apartments 55 & older 704-636-5655 Mon.-Fri. 2pm-5pm. Call for more information. Equal Housing Opportunity. TDD Sect. 8 vouchers accepted. 800-735-2962 Granite Quarry. 3BR, 1BA. East Schools. Carport. Level access. Central air & heat. Call 704-638-0108

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

Near Va. 2BR, 1BA. $550/mo. Includes water. Security, application. 704-239-4883 Broker North Rowan. 1-2BR apt with all appliances. Central heat & air. $450/mo. + dep. 704-603-4199 Lv. msg. Rolling Hills Townhomes 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms Salisbury's Finest! 315 Ashbrook Rd 704-637-6207 Call for Spring Specials!

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

CORNER LOT Spencer, 11th St. 2BR, 2BA. Brick house. Handicap access. Hardwood floors. Large outbuilding. $650/mo. + $650 deposit. No pets. 704-633-1437

Don't Pay Rent! 3BR, 2BA home at Crescent Heights. Call 704-239-3690 for info. Faith/Carson district. 3BR / 2BA, no smoking, no pets. $650/mo + dep + refs. 704-279-8428

FOR RENT Landis. Applications now being taken for nice 3BR, 1BA house. Rent month to month at $700/mo. No smokers. 704-232-7089 Fulton St. 3 BR, 1 ½ BA. Refrigerator, stove furnished. Rent $725, Dep., $700. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 Houses: 3BRs, 1BA. Apartments: 2 & 3 BR's, 1BA Deposit required. Faith Realty 704-630-9650 Kannapolis, 6420 Roanoke Dr., 3 BR, 2 BA $850 mo. Concord, 94 Suncrest Terrace, 3 BR, 2 BA $725 mo. KREA 704-933-2231 Long Ferry Rd. 2BR, 1½BA. Newly renovated w/privacy fence. $650/mo + deposit. 704-202-1913 N. Church St. 2BR/1BA home. Stove & refrigerator, fireplace. All electric. $450/mo. 704-633-6035 Off Airport Rd. 3BR, 1½BA brick house. Hrd flrs. 1 acre lot. $575/mo. $300 sec. 704-326-5073 deposit. Sali. 4 BR, 1½ BA $800 all elec., brick, E. Spen. Apt. 2 BR, 1 BA, $425. Carolina-Piedmont Properties 704-248-2520 Salis., 3BR/1BA Duplex. Elec., appls, hookups. By Headstart. $500 & ½ MO FREE! No pets. 704-636-3307 Salisbury 2BR. $525 and up. GOODMAN RENTALS 704-633-4802

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

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

Salisbury City, 2BR/1BA, very spacious, 1,000 s.f., cent air/heat, $450/mo + dep. 704-640-5750


They don't build them like this anymore!

Salisbury One bedroom upstairs, furnished, deposit & references required. 704-932-5631 Salisbury, 128 E. Monroe St. 2BR/1BA, Central H/A, $500/mo + $500 dep. No pets. 704-433-1973 or 704-433-2019 Salisbury. 1BR. Fully furnished apt. Utilities included. No pets. $550/mo. Deposit & ref. 704-855-2100 Efficiency. Salisbury. Walk-in closet. Level access. Utilities paid. Please call 704-638-0108 Salisbury. Free Rent, Free Water, New All Elec. Heat/air, on bus route. $495. 704-239-0691 Spencer. 2BR, 1½BA townhouse. Appls., W/D connection. $400/mo w/deposit. Refs required. 704-754-6248 STONWYCK VILLIAGE IN GRANITE QUARRY Nice 2BR, energy efficient apt., stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, water & sewer furnished, central heat/ac, vaulted ceiling, washer/dryer connection. $495 to $550 /Mo, $400 deposit. 1 year lease, no pets. 704-279-3808 WELCOME HOME TO DEER PARK APTS. We have immediate openings for 1 & 2 BR apts. Call or come by and ask about our move-in specials. 704-278-4340 for info. For immediate info call 1-828-442-7116

Condos and Townhomes E. Salisbury. 3BR, 2BA duplex. East Schools. All electric. Central air & heat. Call 704-638-0108

Hardwood floors, expansive kitchen, jetted tub, beautiful original mantles & staircase, bedrooms w/great storage, 2 large rooms can be used as LR, den or ofc., walking distance to shops & dining. 704-616-1383 Salisbury, 1314 Lincolnton Rd., 2 BR, 1 BA brick house. Hardwood floors throughout, close to Jake Alexander Blvd. Wallace Realty 704-636-2021

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


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

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


Office Space

Salisbury, Kent Executive Park ofc suites, ground flr. avail. Utilities pd. Conf. rm., internet access, break room, pkg. 704-202-5879

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

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

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

Manufactured Home for Rent Between Salis. & China Grove. 2BR. No pets. Appl. & trash pickup incl. $475/ mo + dep. 704-855-7720 Carson H.S. Area–2 BR, 1 BA. $400/mo. 3 BR, 2 BA, $485/mo. + dep. NO PETS! 704-239-2833

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 3 BR, 1 BA, has refrigerator, stove & big yard. No pets. $625/rent + $600/dep. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 Airport Rd., 3 BR, 2 BA, big yard. We furnish water & sewer. Has refrigerator/dishwasher & stove. No pets. Rent $695, dep. $600. Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

Attn. Landlords Apple House Realty has a 10 year / 95+% occupancy rate on prop's we've managed. 704-633-5067 China Grove. 3BR/1½ BA, nice neighborhood, paved driveway, central H/A, storage bldg/workshop. Lease & dep. $650/mo. 704-213-0723

2 BR, 1 BA, nice yard with utility building & carport. Appliances & Washer/Dryer included. New heat system. Good location. $650/mo. + $600 deposit. 704-202-0605 Spencer. 3BRs & 2BAs. Remodeled. Great area! Owner financing available. 704-202-2696

Office and Commercial Rental

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

Salis. 2BR, 1BA. Stove, refrig. W/D incl. Trash pickup,water.No pets. $400 & up + dep. 704-633-7788 Salisbury, 2 BR, 2 BA, Pets OK $440 + $400 dep. incl. water, sewer, trash. 3 people max 704433-1626

Rooms for Rent

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

MILLER HOTEL Rooms for Rent Weekly $110 & up 704-855-2100 Wkly rooms $150; daily from $35. Pool, HBO, wi-fi, phone, micro, fridge, breakfast. Exit 63, off I-85. 704-933-5080

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


East Area. 2BR, water, trash. Limit 2. Dep. req. No pets. Call 704-6367531 or 704-202-4991 East Rowan. 2BR. trash and lawn service included. No pets. $450 month. 704-433-1255 Faith area. 2BR, 1BA. A/C, appliances, water/ sewer, quiet. No pets. $375-$450/mo. + deposit. 704-279-2939 Faith. 2BR, 1BA. Water, trash, lawn maint. incl. No pets. Ref. $425. 704-2794282 or 704-202-3876 Granite Quarry. Super nice. No smoking. No pets. Roommate friendly. Call for info. 704-279-2948

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

NEWLY RENOVATED 2 BEDROOM Heat pump/central air. 5 miles south of Mocksville. $400 month plus deposit. References required. No HUD. No calls after 8:30pm. 336-284-6332

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

Off Camp Rd, 2 BR, 1 BA, appliances furn. 3 people limit. $475/mo. + $250 dep. 704-857-3917



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


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

Lincoln MKZ, 2007, Black Opal w/black leather interior, 3.5 V6, auto trans, all power options, dual power seats, AM/FM/CD, HEAT & AIR COOLED SEATS, chrome rims, AWESOME RIDE!!! 704-603-4255

Ford Taurus, 2005. Light Tundra metallic w/tan cloth interior, 3.0 V6 auto trans, AM/FM/CD, alloy rims, all power. CHEAP RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION! Call Steve 704-603-4255

Mercury Grand Marquis LS Sedan, 2010. Silver birch clearcoat w/medium light stone interior. Stock #P7578. $17,959. Call Now 1-800-542-9758. Pontiac G6 GTP Coupe, 2006. Electric blue metallix w/ebony/morocco interior. Stock #F11147A. $8,959 1-800-542-9758.

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

Mazda RX8, 2005 100% Guaranteed Credit Over 150+ Approval! Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

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

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

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

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

Buick LaSabre, 2005. 50,000 miles. Very, very Well-maintained clean. since new. Great gas mileage. Loaded. OnStar. $7,995. 704-637-7327

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

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

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


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

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

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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

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

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

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


Jack’s Furniture & Piano Restoration Complete Piano Restoration

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

We buy, sell, and move pianos We offer Steinway, Baldwin, Mason & Hamlin, & more

Want to sell quickly? Try a border around your ad for $5!

Showroom located at 2143 C&E Statesville Blvd.

704.637.3367 • 704.754.2287


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Cleveland. D/W 3BR/2BA Newly remodeled. No pets. Priv. Drive $575/mo+ $575 dep. 704-278-4508 or 704-798-5558

Cleveland. Very nice large 3BR/2BA manufactured home located on large private lot. Rent with option to buy $800/mo. 704-855-2300


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

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


Kannapolis. 2 story townhouse. 2BR, 2BA brick front. Kitchen/dining combo, large family room. Private deck. $550/mo. 704534-5179 / 704-663-7736

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

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

Salisbury, in country. 3BR, 2BA. $975/mo. Utilities included. No pets. Dep. & ref. 704-855-2100

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

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

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

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

Salisbury. 3BR, 2BA. Private on 5 acres. Well & septic tank. New heat pump. Well insulated home with private deck in backyard. $800/mo. plus $800 deposit. Please call 704-202-4281 or 704279-5765


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

Rowan County, near dragstrip. 3 race shops. 2,500-4,500 sq. ft. $1,100 $1,700/mo. 704-534-5179

Salisbury, 627 Elm St., Nice 2BR/1BA, Cent. H/A, $500/mo + $500 dep. No pets. 704-633-5067

Salisbury. 3BR, 2BA. Large lot. Water included. No pets. $850/mo. Deposit & ref. 704-855-2100

Manufactured Home for Rent


Houses for Rent

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



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8C • SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2011 Autos

Mazda Protege, 2000, 4 door, sunroof, good tires, title. $2200 obo and 12x4 Utility trailer, $600 obo. 704-738-4703 or 704738-4260



Toyota Yaris Base Sedan, 2010. Black sand pearl w/dark charcoal interior. Stock # P7607. $13,359. 1-800-542-9758 ELLIS AUTO AUCTION 10 miles N. of Salisbury, Hwy 601, Sale Every Wednesday night 6 pm.

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

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


Volkswagen Passat GLS, 2002. SilverStone Grey Metallic / Grey leather interior. 1.8 turbo w/ 5- speed auto trans, HEATED SEATS, AM/FM/CD,, SUNROOF, all pwr options, DRIVES EXCELLENT!!!! Call Steve at 704-603-4255

Transportation Dealerships

Transportation Dealerships

We Do Taxes!! Over 150 vehicles in Stock! Troutman Motor Co. Highway 29 South, Concord, NC 704-782-3105

Transportation Financing

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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

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

Weekly Special Only $17,995

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

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Volkswagen Passat GLS, 2002. SilverStone Grey Metallic / Grey leather interior. 1.8 turbo w/ 5- speed auto trans, HEATED SEATS, AM/FM/CD,, SUNROOF, all pwr options, DRIVES EXCELLENT!!!! Call Steve at 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.

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

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Collector Cars

Collector Cars

No. 61030

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

NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION FILE NO 09 JT 14 ROWAN COUNTY IN RE: Zacharia Bryson Lee Drake, DOB: 11/07/2008. A Minor Child. TO RESPONDENTS: Jason McMullen, A.K.A. Jay McMullen, named father Unknown Father. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Petition has been filed by the Rowan County Department of Social Services (petitioner) for the purpose of terminating your parental rights with respect to Zacharia Bryson Lee Drake, born on or about November 7, 2008 to Candace Patrisha Drake in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, so that he can be placed for adoption. You are notified to appear and answer the petition by serving the original of your written answer upon the Clerk of Superior Court, Juvenile Court Division, Rowan County Courthouse, 210 N. Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144, within forty (40) days from the date of the first publication of this notice. You also must serve a copy of the answer on the petitioner's attorney (address below). You will be notified of the time, date and place to appear for a hearing upon the filing of your answer. The purpose of the hearing is to seek termination of your parental rights as they pertain to Zacharia Bryson Lee Drake. You are entitled to appear at the hearing. If you cannot afford an attorney, you are entitled to an appointed attorney to assist you provided you request one before the time set for the hearing. If you fail to request counsel, you may waive your right to appointed counsel. You may request an attorney by contacting the Clerk of Superior Court, Juvenile Court Division, 210 N. Main St, Salisbury, NC 28144 (704) 797-3054. This is a new case and any attorney appointed previously to represent you will not represent you in this termination of parental rights proceeding unless otherwise ordered by the Court. If you fail to file an answer within the time specified, Petitioner will apply to the Court for termination of your parental rights. Your parental rights may be terminated if you do not respond within the time required. This the 31st day of January 2011. Cynthia Dry, Attorney for Petitioner, Rowan County Dept. of Social Services 1813 East Innes Street, Salisbury NC 28146 (704) 216-8442 Publish: 2/6, 2/13 & 2/20, 2011 NO. 61029

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Judgment amount: Principal due $48,193.34 Interest due through 02/18/11 $ 264.07 Court Cost and atty. fee $ 9,274.56 Other fees $15,961.10 Sheriff's Commission $ 1,854.83 Total $75,547.90 Also there will be the cost for the auctioneer and cost for the ad in the Salisbury Post Newspaper. Bidders are responsible for doing their own research. Property sold as is with no warranties or certifications being issued. This the 27th day of January in the year 2011. Sale will be conducted by McDaniel Auction Company NCAL 48 Firm Lic. 8620 SHERIFF KEVIN L. AUTEN By: B.C. BEBBER, DEPUTY SHERIFF, J.L. MASON, MASTER DEPUTY ROWAN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

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

Over 150 vehicles in Stock! Autos

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

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

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

Recreational Vehicles

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

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

Kia Sportage LX V6 SUV, 2005. Royal jade green w/black interior. Stock # T10532A. $11,759. 1-800-542-9758

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NOTICE OF EXECUTION SALE OF REAL PROPERTY STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE COUNTY OF MECKLENBURG SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION File 08cvs26583 SCHNEIDER CORP THE, Plaintiff, - VS MAG LAND DEVELOPMENT LLC, Defendant UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of a judgment and execution issued by the above named court in the above-entitled action on the 25th day of January in the year 2011, directed to the undersigned Sheriff from the Superior Court of Mecklenburg County, I will offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash whatever right, title, and interest, the judgment debtor owns or may own in the following described real property which is subject to sale under execution. This judgment was docketed on the 8th day of September in the year of 2009 and at which time the said real property was in the name of the defendant, however, pursuant to said judgment which enforces a certain claim of lien upon the real property subject to sale herein, the effective date of the lien of said judgment is December 7, 2006. The highest bidder at the sale will be required to make a cash deposit in the amount of 20% of the bid. This sale shall be held on the 18th day of February in the year 2011 at 11:00 o'clock a.m., at the following location: Rowan County Courthouse in Salisbury, NC (inside) as designated by the Clerk of Superior Court. This sale shall be made subject to all liens, mortgages, easements, encumbrances, unpaid taxes and special assessments which were or became effective on the record prior to the effective date of the lien of the judgment under which this sale is being held. The judgment debtor has not claimed his/her exemptions in this real property. The real property being sold is described as that certain tract(s) of land lying and being in China Grove Township, Rowan County: Lying and being in the City of Kannapolis, China Grove Township, Rowan County, North Carolina and being Lots 9 and 10 and part of Lots 8 and 11 in Block C of the Subdivision entitled P.E. Fisher a/k/a P.E. Fisher Subdivision, a plat of which is filed in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rowan County in Book of Maps, Page 199, the following description being taken from a physical survey of the subject property dated December 4, 2000, by Scott A. Tierney, PLS: Beginning at an existing iron in the Western edge of the right of way of West A Street, said beginning point being the southwest corner of Karen Eller Coble (Book 805, Page 983), and runs thence S 88-00-00 E 128.47 feet to a new iron pin; thence S 02-00-00 W 148.47 feet with the western line of York (Book 154, Page 76) to an existing iron pin; thence N 88-00-00 W 115.68 feet through Lot 11 with the Northern line of Childers (Book 613, Page 25) to an existing iron pin in the Eastern edge of the right of way of West A Street; thence N 02-55-21 W 149.00 feet to the point of beginning. The property described is recorded in Book 1067 Page 777.

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that cars imitate national characteristics. “Mexican cars are just going to be a lazy, feckless, flatulent, oaf with a mustache leaning against a fence asleep looking at a cactus with a blanket with a hole in the middle on as a coat,” he said. Presenter James May mocked Mexican food, while Jeremy Clarkson suggested the ambassador would be too busy sleeping to register his outrage. The ambassador in turn, wrote to the BBC earlier this week, complaining about the “bigotry and ignorance,” of the presenters. Hammond, Clarkson and May are known for frequent and irreverent quips The BBC has fielded complaints in the past after Clarkson made a joke linking truck drivers with prostitute murders and described former Prime Minister Gordon Brown as a “one-eyed Scottish idiot.”


LONDON (AP) — The BBC has apologized to Mexico’s ambassador for remarks on its “Top Gear” program that described Mexicans as lazy and oafish. The BBC wrote to Ambassador Eduardo Medina-Mora Icaza on Thursday, saying that national stereotyping is part of British humor — and that the presenters did not intend to be vindictive. “Our own comedians make jokes about the British being terrible cooks and terrible romantics, and we in turn make jokes about the Italians being disorganized and over dramatic; the French being arrogant and the Germans being over organized,” the statement read. “We are sorry if we have offended some people, but jokes centered on national stereotyping are a part of ‘Top Gear’s’ humor.” The remarks came in a segment in which presenter Richard Hammond claimed

ing thing that didn’t happen unfortunately,” Arnold said. On Saturday afternoon, Joyce Goss, the executive director for the foundation, called the cancellation an immeasurable disappointment for “us, our scholarship recipients and our supporters.” Goss said the River Alexander Group assured the foundation there would be a show until the very end and noted that scholarship winners were supposed to have appeared onstage with Prince and Badu. “I have personally reached out to each one of them and assured them that their expenses related to this situation will be fully reimbursed,” she added.


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las,” the source said. “They say that apparently they lost their investors and were unable to adequately fund the event. Prince was looking forward to performing in support of the Goss-Michael Foundation.” Dallas radio and TV personality Chris Arnold, the event’s emcee and organizer, insisted Prince’s band arrived and set up at the hotel in the afternoon, but Prince never made it to Dallas. Arnold said people didn’t know the event was canceled until they showed up, and he apologized for that. “I just want to let everybody know that I am truly sorry,” Arnold said. He said people who bought tickets to the show — which cost $1,500 per ticket and even more for VIP packages — would have their money refunded at the point of purchase. “It was a very, very excit-


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‘top Gear’ presenters richard Hammond, left, James May, centre, and Jeremy clarkson drew a complaint from Mexico’s ambassador.

DALLAS (AP) — Prince’s Super Bowl-weekend concert was a Super Bust. The superstar was supposed to perform Friday night at TheEvent, a concert with Erykah Badu that was to be a fundraiser for The GossMichael Foundation, the art group founded by George Michael and his longtime partner, Kenny Goss. But the performance never happened, and the circumstances surrounding the cancellation were as mysterious as the Purple One himself. Things started falling apart early Friday, when a statement of disappointment was sent by the foundation saying the concert was canceled. “It is our understanding that River Alexander Group, the event organizer, was unable to fund and produce the evening,” the statement said. “The organizer came to The Goss-Michael Foundation, invited us to be the beneficiary and receive some of the proceeds which would have gone to our high school scholarship program.” Then the statement was rescinded by the foundation shortly after that, with another saying the concert was back on: “Prince has arrived in Dallas and will perform this evening.” But the concert, recently moved from a tent in downtown Dallas to a hotel just north of the city, never materialized Friday night, and a source close to Prince, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the source was not authorized to speak publicly, told The Associated Press on Saturday that he nev-

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Joe Greenbacker shows damage to a hoop barn from heavy snow, which killed a calf in durham, conn.

Harsh winter hammering farmers’ livelihoods A huge storm that swept in from the Plains this week proved to be a tipping point, dropping heavy ice and sopping rain that coated or soaked into snow piled on rooftops. Houses and commercial buildings crumbled, along with farm buildings, which tend be older or less sturdy. In the Northeast’s short season for growing, winter woes are no stranger to farmers. They’re used to having to, say, turn on sprinklers to beat back a late frost on their strawberries. “That happens every now and again,” Reviczky said. “But this is a situation where buildings are coming down. This is way outside the box of what is a normal challenge.” No human deaths have been reported, but animals haven’t been so lucky. In Northumberland, N.Y., 25 cows were killed and 200 rescued when one side of a barn’s 400-foot-long peaked roof collapsed Wednesday night. In Connecticut, 85,000 chickens were killed when a coop collapsed and 14 dairy cows and the Brookfield calf were killed when two buildings collapsed, Reviczky said. Hoop houses — typically a half-cylinder of fabric or plastic supported by a metal skeleton — are cheaper alternatives to traditional barns. In previous winters, snow has melted between storms.

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — For Northeastern farmers long used to coping with all sorts of cold-weather problems, this winter presents a new one: snow and ice that’s bringing down outbuildings, requiring costly repairs, killing livestock and destroying supplies. Farmers in Connecticut alone have lost at least 136 barns, greenhouses, sheds and other structures as snow measured in feet, not inches, accumulated while January passed without a thaw. “We’ve had other challenges,” said Joe Greenbacker, a partner at Brookfield Farm in Durham, where a fabric-covered “hoop house” caved in and killed a calf. “But this is the most snow I can remember on the ground and the biggest problem with roof issues I can remember.” Losses still are being totaled by the state Agriculture Department. Commissioner Steven Reviczky says no one can remember a more destructive winter. The Northeast is suffering through one of its most brutal winters in years, with cities all along the seaboard reporting snow piling up at a recordsetting pace. Connecticut has been especially hard-hit, with Hartford reporting 81 inches since Dec. 1, compared with an average of 46 inches, according to the National Weather Service.


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WEATHER UNDERGROUND’S NATIONAL WEATHER Another strong storm will exit the Northeast on Sunday, allowing snow to diminish as the day progresses. By the afternoon, the only lingering snow should be of the lake effect variety in western New York. Behind the storm, cold air will pour into the Northeast from Canada, keeping temperatures seasonally cool. Another storm will progress through the Plains toward the Mississippi Valley. While there will be significant amount of snow associated with this storm from northern Texas through the Plains, the main effect of this storm will be to reinforce the cold air already in place in the Plains. Dallas will be hosting the Super Bowl in the afternoon, and unseasonably cold air in the area will keep temperatures in the lower 40s or upper 30s during game time. In the West, a warm front moving through the Northwest will continue to provide rain and some high elevation snow mostly in Washington. The Northeast will rise into the 20s and 30s, while the Southeast will see temperatures in the 30s, 40s, and 50s except for Florida where 60s and 70s are expected. The Northern Plains will rise into the 20s and 30s, while the Northwest will see temperatures in the 30s and 40s.

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Salisbury group isn’t spooked by eerie events Team brings serious research to paranormal phenomena hen Donna Byrd was a 10year-old child growing up in Rowan Couunty, she saw a “shadow figure” in her home. While the appearance of this entity fascinated her, little did she know that it would launch her onto a lifelong interest in paranormal events and their exploration. Byrd is the founder of Salisbury Paranormal Research, a local group that uses scientific methodology and devices such as electronic voice recorders to investigate paranormal events, KAREN which can range LILLY-BOWYER from sightings of ghostly figures to inexplicable noises or other disturbances. This is how the research group describes its mission on its website ( “Are you experiencing unexplained activity in your home or business? Then you have come to the right place. Our team of experienced paranormal investigators is here to help. ... First and foremost, we are not thrill seekers. We are serious paranormal investigators. Our team consists of mature professional individuals; most have backgrounds in science, medicine, or engineering. We prove or disprove paranormal activity using


Karen Lilly-Bowyer is a retired educator who operates Salisbury’s Downtown Ghost Walk Tour.

modern equipment and proven techniques. Once gathered, the evidence is thoroughly analyzed and compiled to be presented to our clients. …. Although donations to our group are very much appreciated, we do not charge for our services. The members of our team are in this field for all of the right reasons, to help those in need of assistance.” Although the group has been in existence for only a year or so, collectively its nine members have more than 30 years of paranorAuthor Sara Pitzer explores mal research exmyths and mys- perience. I met Donna teries of North about a year ago. Carolina, 5D A mutual friend who knew I was researching and organizing the Salisbury Ghost Walk introduced us. Donna had been doing paranorSUBMITTED PHOTO mal research for years but was not Members of the Salisbury Paranormal Research team are: Front row, left to right, Donna Byrd, Debbie Leitch, associated with a research society. Kerns and Rhonda Jones. Rear row, left to right: Donna White, Diannia Baty, Christian Terry and Tim HarKim When Donna and I met, it became ris. The team also includes Roy Kerns, who is not in the photo. obvious to me that she was fascinated by the possibility of paranormal activity. It also became obvious that she approaches the submy teacher, and she assigned high ory of seeing a shadow figure in wanted to be involved with likeject using the scientific method. I quality reading. her home. She is quite convinced minded individuals who believe explained that I was in the process Donna is a native of Rowan that what she saw was real. Her that scientific methodology must of creating a historically correct County. She was employed by memory of the experience is still be the cornerstone of any paranorghost walk and wanted to incorpoFreightliner for many years, but vivid. As a young adult, Donna bemal investigation. Diannia Baty, rate paranormal research into it. like others, she lost her job when gan reading everything she could Tim Harris, Kim Kerns, Roy Donna has a wonderful sense of the company downsized. Currentfind on paranormal research and Kerns, Rhonda Jones, Debbie humor. After a reasonable bit of ly, Donna is a student at Rowan conducted mini investigations Leitch, Donna White and Christian good-natured ribbing, she exCabarrus Community College. Her when she had an opportunity. Her Terry are the current active memplained that paranormal research major, biotechnology, promises a interest in the subject continued to bers. Christian, who is 17, is the was considerably more complicatbright future. grow. She has been a serious para- youngest member of the group. As ed than the simple exercises When I asked what sparked her normal research scientist for the the founder of SPR, Donna agreed shown on the “Ghost Hunter” tele- interest in paranormal activity, past five years. See SPR, 4D vision show. Donna agreed to be Donna shared her childhood memDonna founded SPR because she



Popular uprisings can spur change, but not always n the one hand, you have to cheer the massive outpouring of demand for democracy in Egypt. On the other hand, you have to keep your fingers crossed. For the past 50 years, popular demonstrations have led to expanded freedom more often than not — in India after World War II, but not in Pakistan; in civil rights progress in the United States; in Spain and Portugal in the 1970s; in much of Latin MORTON the KONDRACKE America, Philippines and Eastern Europe in the 1980s, culminating in the collapse of the Berlin Wall. But, then, we have the examples of Iran in 1979, where street protests brought in a brutal theocracy, and the Tiananmen Square massacre that China’s rulers committed in 1989 to keep themselves in power. I used to be a journalistic democracy-chaser. I was in Portugal amid the “Carnation Revolution” of 1974. Then-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger told me and other reporters traveling in Eastern Europe that the country was headed “down the drain” toward communism. But in Portugal, the then-U.S. ambassador and later Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci said that was nonsense, that Portugal wanted to be a democracy. And he was right. It was a thrilling moment. I also was in South Korea in 1987, gas mask at the ready, the day dictator Chun Doo Hwan yielded to the students — and U.S. pressure — and declared there would be free elections. It was another thrilling moment.


Morton Kondracke is executive editor of Roll Call, the newspaper of Capitol Hill.

As it was — I wasn’t there but covered it closely from Washington — when Ronald Reagan’s personal intermediary, Sen. Paul Laxalt, R-Nev., told Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos that he had to go, and he did. With Nicaraguan dictator Daniel Ortega agreed to free elections and lost. (Of course, he got re-elected in 2007.) And, of course, when the Soviet empire collapsed. But then, there was Iran in 1979. I was there in the lull between the first mass demonstrations in 1978 and the final crescendo at the end of the year, when the shah was trying to institute reform and survive. The U.S. embassy thought he’d make it. He didn’t. The bottom line is that Egypt could go any which way — to free elections and real democracy, as the Obama administration and most Egyptians and Americans want; or to repression by dictator Hosni Mubarak’s regime, enabling him to hand over power to a chosen successor, or to all-out chaotic revolution or Islamic fundamentalist rule. Which it might be is anyone’s guess, but this fact has to be faced: If Egypt succeeds in the transition from authoritarian rule to stable democracy, it would be the first Arab country to do so. The Arab world has benevolent monarchies — Morocco and Jordan — but they are not true democracies. Lebanon is a democracy, but it is unstable, and the terrorist group Hezbollah is now the dominant force in government. Iraq has had free elections, but the country may yet descend again into sectarian civil war or revert to strong-man rule. At U.S. urging, the Palestinian Authority held a free election in 2006. It was won by the terrorist faction Hamas, whereupon the result was canceled — except that Hamas violently seized power in Gaza. President George W. Bush declared, while defending the inva-

sion of Iraq, that there was no reason Arab countries could not be democratic. He suggested it was bigoted to say otherwise. There’s clearly nothing genetic about the absence of democracy in the Arab world, but there may be something cultural or developmental. It took Europe centuries to become stably democratic, finally arriving fully in the 1990s. Russia isn’t there yet. Africa is far behind. At a program Wednesday, experts at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy said that the key to Egypt’s future lies with its army, the country’s most respected institution, but said it appeared uncertain what to do and that time is running out for a decision. The institute’s director, Robert Satloff, said the evidence suggested President Barack Obama made his “bold” statement Tuesday calling for a “transition ... now,” believing that the army was on the verge of action. But on Wednesday, the military stood by as pro-Mubarak thugs assaulted pro-democracy demonstrators in a clear effort to sow chaos. The Muslim Brotherhood so far has kept a low profile, evidently hoping Mubarak will open parliamentary seats to dissidents, creating a political opening. But Satloff said he does not agree with opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei, who says it’s “bogus” to say the Muslim Brotherhood is violent or extremist. “It’s not the March of Dimes,” Satloff said. Even though Mubarak has been friendly to U.S. interests — helping fight Islamic extremism, resisting Iranian influence, keeping open the Suez Canal, maintaining ties with Israel, his unpopularity has rubbed off on America’s image. According to the Pew Global Attitudes poll last year, only 17 percent of Egyptians had a favorable view of the United States, as low as any country in the world.


An anti-government protester holding an Egyptian flag sits atop a lamppost Friday in Cairo’s Tahrir Square as a military helicopter hovers above the site where thousands continued to gather for demonstrations against President Hosni Mubarak.

This fact has to be faced: If Egypt succeeds in the transition from authoritarian rule to stable democracy, it would be the first Arab country to do so. Only 18 percent supported our anti-terror policy. So it would be a joy to see Egyptian citizens striving for

freedom achieve it, and keep it. But even that happy result could have unpleasant consequences for us.



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Top teachers still needed overnment cutbacks threaten to reduce the number of teachers in the state’s public schools, but the need to continue drawing the best and brightest into the teaching profession is as urgent as ever. So programs that help aspiring educators earn a college degree, like N.C. Teaching Fellows, still deserve state support. And new approaches like Teach for America that seed the teaching field with other ambitious young people merit support, as Julian Robertson Jr. acknowledged recently with a $25 million gift. The programs are a study in contrasts. Teaching Fellows graduate from high school planning on a career in education. The state pays $26,000 in tuition for them to major in education in exchange for a commitment to teach in North Carolina at least four years. According to the most recent figures, 57 percent of the 6,500 degreed Teaching Fellows produced by the program since its inception in 1986 are still teaching. Teach for America is more likely to draw young people who entered college aiming for a career other than teaching — and who still plan to pursue that dream. Before they do, Teach for America recruits them for a two-year stint after college by convincing them they can make a difference in closing the nation’s racial and socioeconomic achievement gap. After five weeks of training, they spread out to some of the nation’s poorest communities — urban and rural — where schools struggle to recruit teachers. This goes against the grain of traditional teacher training; State Superintendent June Atkinson says new teachers need at least three years before they reach a level of effectiveness. Still, some 500 Teach for America corps members are teaching in North Carolina schools this year. Teach for America, which started in 1990, says onethird of its alumni keep teaching after two years, and two out of three remain in the field, some as public-policy analysts or school administrators. Either way, both programs attract high performers with strong goals. Those who don’t stay in teaching at least go away with first-hand knowledge of the challenges teachers face. They could become powerful advocates for education. Before the recession brought on job scarcity, public schools were bemoaning a looming teacher shortage as a large generation of experienced educators headed into retirement. That transition may have slowed, but time marches on. So does the knowledge that U.S. students are trailing behind many of their peers in other developed countries when it comes to academic achievement. This is no time to leave teacher recruitment and development to chance.


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hen court witnesses prepare to take the stand, they swear to tell “the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help me God.” But do people really want the whole truth? To what point? I’ve been participating in a weekly discussion group at church that focuses on “Breaking News.” The question that keeps coming up in my mind is, how much truth do we really want? Dissidents in Egypt want to spread the ELIZABETH word about their quest for COOK democracy, but other protesters — some say orchestrated by the Mubarak regime — attack U.S. journalists for reporting the story and making Egypt look bad. When photos of prisoner abuse at the Abu Ghraib U.S. prison in Iraq became public, Americans at home realized changes needed to be made. At the same time, though, there were factions in this country who believed the photos should never have become public because of the bad light they shone on U.S. troops. “The truth shall set you free,” says an inscription on the Post’s clock tower. Put into biblical context, the scripture is referring to Christ as the truth. But many of us also believe in a parallel meaning — that knowing the truth and having the facts can give one a

kind of freedom — freedom from the bondage of ignorance and those who gain power through deception. Not everyone looks good under the sunshine of truth. The truth can be ugly. The truth can hurt. And sometimes the truth can be bland, not nearly as spicy as the rumors that fill the factless void. • • • I asked Police Chief Rory Collins if we could meet for coffee and talk about the working relationship between our two organizations. There’s been some friction between the chief and our reporter lately. For my part, I’ve found the chief cordial and responsive. But I could sense that was not the case all around, and I wanted to hear his point of view. As Collins said, we need each other. The Post needs to get information from the Police Department so we can report on crime in the city. And the Police Department needs the Post to let the public know what it’s doing to fight crime. We are not without fault in the development of this friction. But part of the problem has been understanding and adjusting to the new chief’s parameters. Collins sets aside an hour each weekday morning to deal with the media and share reports, 8-9 a.m. He doesn’t appreciate it when we’re late, which is understandable. And he would rather we not call with questions throughout the day unless some urgent, new story breaks. We should hold

our questions for the next morning. We made headway. News Editor Scott Jenkins, reporter Shelley Smith and I came away with a better understanding. Collins is trying to manage his time and balance work and family. We’re trying to be a 24-7 news organization. • • • City Manager David Treme and Assistant City Manager Doug Paris sat in on the meeting and backed Collins up. The city manager shared his insights on our recent coverage and requests for information on several topics, including the fire department controversy. In his calm and thorough way, Treme let us know he found our work and methods subpar. In case you haven’t heard, the city has fired three employees of the fire department in recent weeks and briefly suspended another. The city has not divulged the nature of the misconduct that prompted the dismissals, though that has hardly kept people from speculating. Treme objected to verbiage in that day’s paper about a firefighter placed on administrative leave. The Post said the firefighter was “swept into” and “implicated” in the ongoing investigation. You don’t know that, Treme said. The administrative leave might just be a matter of convenience as investigators continue their work. The next day we learned the firefighter had been fired. Whatever doubts the city manager succeeded in raising about

our choice of words immediately evaporated. • • • I am not giving you the whole truth about this discussion, only my view of it, in bits and pieces. The city manager made a reference to whether we were going to be “that kind” of newspaper, something he has slipped into conversation before while commenting on our persistence on another story — about Fibrant, if I’m not mistaken. Speaking of persistence, you’d be surprised how many calls, e-mails and attorney’s fees were involved in getting the city to admit two firefighters who were “no longer with the department” had in fact been “dismissed.” What happened in the fire department that would cause three people to be fired and one suspended? The city is hamstrung by confidentiality and personnel law, according to Treme. He cannot share details without risking a lawsuit. A couple of commenters on our website urged the Post to back off; the public knows all it needs to know, one person said. Leave it to the city and the families to deal with. They would have us stop asking questions, turn away from this unpleasantness and trust City Hall to do what’s right — without ever saying what was wrong. Sorry. That’s not going to happen. Truth is, we’re not that kind of newspaper. • • • Elizabeth Cook is editor of the Salisbury Post.

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For a few, Differentiated Diploma is best course Q: What is the Differentiated Diploma Program? Why wouldn’t all students want to seek this type of diploma? A: Every school system in the nation faces the continued challenge of keeping students in school and making sure they graduate with a diploma. The Rowan-Salisbury School System is no exception. The Rowan-Salisbury School System has foJUDY cused on the GRISSOM dropout rate for the last several years with strategies and new programs to address the challenge. Even though the graduation rate has increased and the dropout rate has decreased in the last few years, the numbers are still not acceptable. Too many of our young people are leaving school without a diploma. One of the strategies to help students graduate is the Differentiated Diploma Program. The Rowan-Salisbury School System offers a differentiated diploma through the local high schools for students who are at risk of dropping out of school or who have faced a life-altering hardship, which has had a traumatic effect on their education. The Differen-

tiated Diploma Program can be considered for students who are at risk of dropping out of school or who have previously dropped out and have chosen to return, were retained in the lower grades and therefore entered high school at an age older than the typical freshman, or have a significant life hardship which negatively affects their ability to be successful in school or to complete the traditional track. This type of diploma is not the appropriate choice for the majority of our students. A student must display an individual need that will impede his/her ability to graduate from high school under the traditional requirements before he/she is given an application or reviewed for the program. Many times students who would qualify for the differentiated diploma are students who have fallen behind earning the needed course credits due to absenteeism, course failures and class repeats, or illness. The differentiated diploma gives such students

hope for being able to complete enough credits to graduate. North Carolina students are required to complete 21 course credits in order to graduate from high school. The RowanSalisbury School System requires a total of 28 credits and the completion of a Graduation Project. Students who are approved for a differentiated diploma must meet the state requirement of 21 credits and the local requirement of completing a Graduation Project. The student must complete all state mandated seat time for course credit, as well as all test standards. The majority of collegebound students need to complete more than 21 course credits to meet all of the university entrance requirements. The differentiated diploma focuses on the basic, core courses and does not allow time for many elective courses that the majority of students enjoy. Referrals for a differentiated diploma can only come from the Rowan-Salisbury School System high school

A student must display an individual need that will impede his/her ability to graduate from high school under the traditional requirements.

principals. The school system has created a Differentiated Diploma Placement Committee that reviews each application and makes a decision on whether the student is approved for the program or not approved. An individual plan for graduation is developed for every student admitted to the program. The student admitted may continue to attend their home school or Henderson Independent High School, based on the individual student’s needs. Currently, 60 students in the school system have been approved for a differentiated diploma and are slated to graduate during the 2010-2011 school year. Encouraging students to achieve academically and stay in school is an important message that should begin in kindergarten and continue to be reinforced every year until graduation. The Rowan-Salisbury School System is committed to helping all our students to graduate on time with a high school diploma. The dropout dilemma is not an easy one to solve but one that is imperative for everyone to work together to address for the future success of our students and our community. • • • Dr. Judy Grissom is superintendent of the Rowan-Salisbury School System.





As centennial arrives, Reagan’s stature is rising artin Anderson works in an ivory tower — literally. From high above Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, Anderson contemplates Ronald Reagan’s legacy as his centennial arrives today. Asked if he thinks Reagan’s stature has risen since he left office in 1989, Anderson says, “I don’t just think so. I know so.” Reagan’s reputation has grown, largely thanks to the scholarship of Anderson and his wife, Annelise, both former Reagan aides DEROY Hoover colMURDOCK and leagues of mine. Like prospectors panning for gold, they routinely sift through boxes and boxes of Reagan’s papers. Their findings have pleasantly surprised even the most stalwart Reaganites. America’s 40th president succeeded, in part, by not challenging the widespread belief that he was a committed conservative who mainly sold free-market reforms while others fretted over their details and implementation. Reagan’s critics considered him gregarious, perhaps, but ultimately a mere actor who read whatever lines he was handed by such advisers as Ed Meese and the late Mike Deaver. The equally late Democratic eminence Clark Clifford famously dismissed Reagan as “an amiable dunce.” The Andersons’ book, “Reagan in His Own Hand,” detonated this myth. They discovered 670 scripts for commentaries that the former California governor aired on 236 radio stations from 1975 to 1979. Reagan offered his specific prescriptions on taxes, regulation, peace through strength, and even oceanic mineral content as concerned the Law of the Sea Treaty. These scripts consisted of sheets of yellow paper brimming with Reagan’s own handwriting. Rather than a mere mouthpiece for his staff, Reagan himself researched and addressed topical issues with philosophical consistency and concrete evidence to bol-


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ster his opinions. The Andersons cross-tabulate, highlight, color-code and digitize copies of Reagan’s documents, both from Hoover’s archives and the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Calif. Reagan’s prolific pen still keeps them busy. “We published about a thousand of his letters in ‘Reagan: A Life in Letters,’ ” Martin Anderson says. “There are about 10,000 Reagan letters. We’re still finding more.” The Pentagon declassified additional papers that helped the Andersons explain how Reagan won the Cold War while barely firing a shot. Here again, Anderson says Reagan pursued precisely the policy that he wanted. His deputies worked hard to follow him — not the reverse.

Rather than being a mere mouthpiece for his staff, Reagan himself researched and addressed topical issues with philosophical consistency and concrete evidence to bolster his opinions. Reagan was driven, Anderson believes, by something he learned at a Dec. 3, 1981, National Security Council meeting. “Right now in a nuclear war we’d lose 150 mil(lion) people,” Reagan told his diary. “The Soviets could hold their loss down to less than were killed in W.W. II” — some 25 million. In short, 40 percent of America’s population would bury the other 60 percent before returning to the radioactive rubble. Reagan wanted to do better. “He was the only person who was smart enough to know what to do,” Anderson says. “And he did it.” Thus, Reagan launched a taxcut-fueled economic expansion and an aggressive military buildup, including missile-defense research. After seven exhausting decades of “scientific socialism,” the USSR could not keep up.


This June 12, 1987, file photo shows President Reagan giving a thumbs up sign after his speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin, where he had said ‘Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!’ Applauding Reagan are West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, right, and West German Parliament President Philipp Jenninger, left. Reagan also engaged Russia in high-stakes diplomacy, which finally succeeded after Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev concluded that resistance was futile and accepted deep arms reductions. When, exactly, did Reagan win the Cold War? Anderson cites the June 1, 1988, completion of Reagan and Gorbachev’s Moscow summit. They jointly declared “their solemn conviction that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought ... and their disavowal of any intention to achieve military superiority.” This reflected Reagan’s singular desire to end Mutual Assured Destruction. Like most of his other

policies, this sprang from his wellhoned intellect and his deep-seated faith in America’s abilities. He governed with focused self-confidence. As Reagan told his very first National Security Council meeting on Feb. 6, 1981: “I will make the decisions.” “People used to say, ‘Reagan was a nice guy. But who was handling all of this stuff for him?’ ” Martin Anderson marvels. “We didn’t know. And now we do: He was.” • • • Deroy Murdock is a columnist with Scripps Howard News Service and a media fellow with the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University. Email:

Students think outside the box on racial identity eary of partisan bickering? Here’s an anodyne topic sure to stimulate lively conversation among your friends. Which boxes should President Obama have checked to identify his race on the 2010 census form? As the world knows, Obama’s mother was a white woman from Kansas, his father an exchange student from Kenya. But there’s no box labeled “AfricanAmerican.” So the president checked “black.” He could also have checked “white” but chose not to. GENE This decision disappointed a unique LYONS student group at the University of Maryland, although most understood it. Recently profiled in The New York Times, the self-styled Multiracial and Biracial Student Association could with equal accuracy be called “Students Whose Mothers Were Asked Insulting Questions by Busybodies at the Supermarket.” Questions like the one my sainted mother actually put to my wife’s mother at our wedding: “What nationality are you people, anyway?” A real conversation-stopper, that. But I’m getting ahead of myself. The idea behind the Maryland group seems to me entirely benign. Asked how she fills out forms seeking racial identity, Vice President Michelle Lopez-Mullins, age 20, says, “It depends on the day, and it depends on the options.” Lopez-Mullins, The Times reports, is a one-woman United Nations: “Chinese and Peruvian on one side, and white and American Indian on the other.” As a child, she says even friends constantly asked her hurtful questions, such as “What are you?” and “Where are you from?” She and her fellows in the Multiracial and Biracial Student Association play a “who’s what?” guessing game among themselves to lessen the sting. “Now when people ask what I am, I say, ‘How much time do you have?’ ” Lopez-Mullins told a reporter. “Race will not automati-



President Obama’s mixed racial inheritance emblemizes the increasing number of Americans who aren’t quite sure which box to check on the census form. cally tell you my story.” My view is that absent extreme circumstances, race never tells you anybody’s story. But then I’m a guy who once got summoned into the registrar’s office for identifying my race as “1,500 meter freestyle” on an official form. They explained that Civil Rights laws made an accurate response necessary. Anyway, in other contexts I might have answered, “I only look white. I’m Irish.” Reading 18th- and 19th-century accounts of life on the Emerald Isle had taught me that every single bigoted generalization made about black slaves in America, was also made by the English about Irish Catholic peasants. The native Irish, their overseers thought, were physically powerful, gifted at singing and dancing, but also dumb, lazy, insolent, sexually

promiscuous and bad smelling. These shortcomings, as Swift made clear in his immortal satire “A Modest Proposal,” in which he proposed fattening Irish children like piglets for slaughter, made their virtual enslavement inevitable. But that was long ago and far away. Anyway, back to President Obama, who has made no secret of his mixed inheritance. He’s even written books about it. Indeed, it seems to me that along with his great intelligence, Obama’s background helped make him a kind of intellectual and emotional counter-puncher — watchful, laconic, leery of zealotry, a born mediator. Like a man behind a mask, Obama watches people watch him. Checking the “black” box on the census form, however, was the politically canny choice. Americans aren’t far enough from the days

Reading 18th- and 19th-century accounts of life on the Emerald Isle had taught me that every single bigoted generalization made about black slaves in America was also made by the English about Irish Catholic peasants.

when absurd categories like “mulatto,” “quadroon” and “octoroon” had the power to determine people’s lives. Sadly, had he checked the “white” box too, many AfricanAmerican voters would have resented it. Probably more than white racists, if the truth were told. More’s the pity. Raised to think of myself as Irish before American — a legacy of 19th-century immigrants greeted much the way illegal Mexicans are today, and who reacted by hunkering down in ethnic enclaves within walking distance of salt water — I was taught that there was a proper “Irish” opinion on every imaginable topic. To dissent was to risk being labeled inauthentic, a traitor to one’s heritage. Over time, however, I realized that if there’s one single overriding “Irish” trait, it’s yelling at the dinner table. In fact, my kinfolk disagreed passionately about darn near everything. Meanwhile, back in the Old Country, people were still killing each other over 17th-century religious disputes. I once asked a (Catholic) correspondent in Belfast how the antagonists could tell each other apart, as they all resembled my cousins. It was the shoes, she said, and the accents. The shoes! Sorry, Grandad, it’s a foreign country. Obviously, it’s easier to declare independence from some traditions than others. People don’t know these things about me unless I tell them. Even so, demands for racial and ethnic groupthink are crippling no matter the source. All racial arguments are reactionary in effect — indications not of strength but weakness. It’s not only possible to honor one’s heritage without denigrating anybody else’s, in the world we live in, it’s essential. In that sense, those kids in Maryland with their Heinz-57 genes aren’t in any way victims. They’re far ahead of us. • • • Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist Gene Lyons is a National Magazine Award winner and co-author of “The Hunting of the President” (St. Martin’s Press, 2000). Email:

Regarding Kent Bernhardt’s Feb. 3 column “No ‘ditto head’ here”: Rush Limbaugh is an entertainer. A very good one. So good that he has the largest audience of any radio personality in the country. He has discovered that liberals have a very thin skin and no sense of humor. His statements use this base to hold and increase his “ditto heads.” Like all humor, his is best when it holds a grain of truth. The more truth, the more the liberals howl, and the more his regular listeners enjoy it. It really burns lunatic libs when he states that his wisdom is “on loan from God” and other such drivel. It counteracts the real condescending pomposity we hear nightly on MSNBC. The best advertising Rush has is the almost universally left wing media, and, locally, articles such as Mr. Bernhardt’s. Rush thanks you, sir.That article will pick up new “ditto heads” from Salisbury. You mention that you just accidentally caught a snitch of Rush on your car radio. Come now, Kent, ’fess up. All alone in your car, with the windows rolled up, I’ll bet you are a regular listener. — Joe Roberts Salisbury

Keep health law The Affordable Care Act provides Americans with more freedom and control in their health care choices. It gives families freedom from worrying about losing their insurance, or having it capped unexpectedly if someone is in an accident or becomes sick. It frees Americans from the fear of insurance companies raising premiums by double digits with no recourse or accountability. It frees Americans from discrimination when insurance companies deny women health insurance because they are pregnant, or refuse to provide coverage to children who are born with disabilities. It provides parents the choice of providing health coverage for a child after they finish school. It provides people the freedom to change jobs without worrying about losing one’s health insurance, or even retire a little earlier without having to worry about losing one’s coverage. It provides seniors with the freedom to get the care they need, including free preventive care, lower cost prescription drugs, and Medicare that they can count on. But Republicans in Congress want to unravel the law that holds insurance companies in check, allowing insurance companies to once again deny coverage to children with existing conditions, cancel coverage when people get sick, and limit the amount of care you can get — even if you need it. My mother had breast cancer, and her health insurance company denied many claims, stating her cancer was a pre-existing condition. I had to continue fighting with them and finally they covered her claims. When dealing with such a tragic illness and paying good money for health insurance, they should not make the patient’s quality of life any worse that it already is. And, by rolling back the Affordable Care Act, Republicans are adding $1 trillion to the deficit. — Meredith Roels Lewisville

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Perdue, GOP leaders clash on budget

to mentor Christian for his senior project at Salisbury High School. In the beginning, Donna had to knock on many doors to find investigation opportunities, but times have changed. Now, the group stays very busy. Most of the time, clients initiate the contact. Professional protocol, which is the SPR signature, has impressed the organization’s clients. The SPR website is meticulously maintained and offers detailed information about investigation evidence. This time consuming effort has paid off for the group. Recently, a television production company that works with the Syfi channel contacted the organization to discuss the possibility of featuring one of the group’s investigations. We may see Salisbury and SPR featured on national television in the near future.

liminary talk, which involved holding back money from state agencies to the tune of $400 million. Then those naughty Republicans went and tried to ALEIGH — Inevitably, raid Perdue’s pots of money all that lovey-doviness for incentives to lure new came to an end. It did- business and jobs to the n’t take long. state. A few days ago, Gov. Trying to double the savBeverly Perdue and Republi- ings to $800 million, Republican leaders cans in the Senate proposed in the North grabbing $8.2 million from a Carolina couple of incentive funds General Ascontrolled by the governor sembly were and another $67.6 million all smiles from the state’s tobacco setand platitlement proceeds that go to tudes. Both rural economic developsides spoke ment. of working “It won’t work — and together to what’s more, our people SCOTT plow through won’t work if we can’t bring MOONEYHAM another year new companies and new inof financial woes. dustries to our state,” PerBut a Democratic gover- due groused. nor and a Republican legislaThe Republicans’ cometure don’t usually get along back: The amounts under very well. consideration would still Just a week into the legleave money in each of the islative session, they funds; balancing the budget weren't. using pots of unspent money Republicans rolled out a is nothing new in tough plan to ease the budget pain budget times. facing the state in the next And, they tossed out a fiscal year by giving Perdue dire prediction for Perdue more authority to save mon- and the Democrats: This is ey in the current fiscal year. the easy part. She was fine with the pre“This isn’t tough. You


wait,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown, a Jacksonville Republican. After all, they weren’t proposing that teaching jobs be eliminated. They weren’t slashing Medicaid spending and the accompanying health care dollars that ripple through communities. That’s the point. When it comes time for the hard decisions, Gov. Beverly ones that Perdue rejected do lead to proposal to take cuts in the money from to- state workbacco settleforce, the ment proceeds new Reand incentive publican funds that she leadership controls. wasn’t about to be accused of skipping over savings that caused no immediate or obvious pain to anyone. (OK, sure some of the bureaucrats that oversee these programs might be


suffering a bit of heartburn.) The fact is that Democrats, when they controlled the legislature, had raided two of the three tobacco settlement funds on a few occasions to help balance the state budget. Perdue’s stubbornness, though, is understandable. She is staking her governorship to economic development and getting job growth in North Carolina moving again. Even in the tough economic times, she has some success stories to dangle out there — 500 jobs and a $62 million investment in Halifax County by an Oregon food processing company, 392 jobs and a $426 million investment in Forsyth County by Caterpillar, keeping software company Red Hat in the Triangle as it plans to add 540 jobs. Like them or not, incentives were involved in all those deals. But this scrap between governor and legislature is just the beginning. The game is on. • • • Scott Mooneyham writes about state government for Capitol Press Association.

Why North Carolina should have sued ALEIGH — The day after Republicans assumed control of the North Carolina General Assembly, the House Judiciary Committee took up legislation that would establish state protection for health care freedom and instruct Attorney General Roy Cooper to join a multi-state lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of ObaJOHN maCare. HOOD Critics howled. They complained that the bill was ill-timed and unnecessary. Cooper had previously argued that North Carolina need not join the lawsuit because 1) if it succeeded, North Carolina would receive the same protection against federal encroachment that other states would; and 2) if it failed, North Carolina wouldn’t have wasted any money pursuing the litigation. But a few days ago, the federal judge handling the multi-state lawsuit issued his ruling in the case — demonstrating why Cooper’s original position was flawed and why immediate corrective action is required. In a powerful and wellreasoned decision, Judge Roger Vinson of Florida’s northern district struck down the individual insurance mandate as an unconstitutional exercise of federal power. Unlike a previous ruling by a federal judge in Virginia, Vinson also concluded that the mandate could not be severed from the rest of the legislation – both because it lacked a formal severability clause and because the Obama administration had itself argued the mandate was essential to the rest of the bill. On the separate claim that ObamaCare constituted an unconstitutional use of congressional spending power to coerce state governments, Vinson ruled against the 26 states acting as coplaintiffs in the case. He concluded that no matter how burdensome the regulations that come with Medicaid may be, participating in Medicaid is itself a voluntary decision on the part of the states.


their own health care consumption and financing arrangements. Obviously, when the case inevitably makes its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, the final decision will be binding on the country as a whole. But that may take a while. Relief from the burdens of ObaAttorney Gener- maCare would be al Roy Cooper welcome previously has declined to join for many reasons. the multistate lawsuit against North Carolinians the health-care are experiact. encing the same increases in health plan premiums that other Americans are experiencing. These increases are higher than they would otherwise would be without last year’s passage of the federal law. ObamaCare has already cost me my own health plan,

and that of my employees. Our insurance provider decided, having read all the new law’s Byzantine rules, that it would no longer attempt to sell the consumerdriven health plans that we and thousands of other North Carolinians had purchased and come to appreciate (our plan had maintained roughly level premiums for several years, believe it or not). And for Gov. Bev Perdue and state lawmakers trying to bridge a big budget gap for the coming fiscal year, relief from ObamaCare would have meant more freedom to restructure North Carolina’s Medicaid program to save millions of tax dollars. At the moment, it is impossible to say how much relief North Carolina could have received, and for how long, had we joined the lawsuit last year when we should have. Better late than never. • • • John Hood is president of the John Locke Foundation and publisher of

When asked about her most frightening investigation experience, Donna shared the following story. Donna and the group’s psychic medium, Diannia Baty, were investigating the second floor of a downtown building. Diannia called the spirits and asked them to come close to her. Donna, who was standing beside Diannia, said that she saw a massive black shape moving toward them at an incredibly fast speed. She instinctively extended her hands to protect herself. She feared that she would be knocked down by the ominous black entity. Donna went on to say that she did not feel the presence as it passed by, but all of the batteries in her handheld equipment were drained. During the same investigation, while they were checking for EVP (electronic voice phenomena), the temperature in the area where Donna and Diannia were working dropped 30 degrees in just a matter of minutes. This is very unusual. I asked Donna to share an experience that had been personally rewarding for her. Because of client confidentially, Donna said she needed to be very general with her response. Donna told me she was contacted by a mother who was concerned for the safety of her 2-year-old child. The closet door in the child’s bedroom would open during the night when the child was in his crib. The child would begin to cry uncon-


trollably and could not be consoled by his mother. The family had gone to extreme measures to keep the closet door closed, but nothing had worked. Night after night, the scenario continued. The family was so frightened they decided to put their home up for sale. During the investigation, contact was made with the spirit of a man who had died in the house. EVP evidence suggested that the spirit believed he was helping the family by watching over the child. Baty, who is an ordained minister, determined that the spirit wanted to “cross over.” Dianna conducted the “crossing over” service that evening when the investigation was complete. When the family returned to the home, the 2-year-old child went to his room, opened the closet door and began saying, “Bye-bye … all gone.” The disturbing activity in the home has stopped. A letter of thank you from the family is posted on the SPR web page.

Looking ahead What does the future hold for Salisbury Paranormal Research? Donna believes that the group’s blend of personalities and skills will enable it to thrive as a respected research organization. SPR is excited about sharing its work and promoting better understanding of paranormal phenomena. It’s estimated that 65 to 70 percent of the public believe that paranormal activity exists, and about 50 percent of the general public acknowledge having experienced some unusual activity in their lives. SPR members believe that one of their responsibilities as paranormal researchers is to provide the public with high quality information. They believe that strict adherence to professional and scientific methods is necessary to maintain credibility. Donna is a realist; she understands that some folks will never seriously acknowledge her work as research, but she’s confident the group can provide an important service to others who may encounter strange events and want an answer — those with an open mind ... “those people who just want to know the truth.” WWW.STANXWORDS.COM


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But because Vinson also concluded that he had neither the authority nor the knowledge to sever the individual mandate from the rest of the plan, the states won anyway. His decision is, in effect, a federal order that the federal government stop implementing ObamaCare. Vinson wrote that he didn’t need to issue a formal injunction to that effect, since it is settled law that federal officials can’t enforce an unconstitutional law. That’s not to say that the Obama administration can’t go back to Vinson to request a stay in his ruling while the case is appealed. The U.S. Justice Department may do that. Or a higher court may issue a stay. But for now, ObamaCare is blocked in the 26 states that signed on as plaintiffs in the case. Aye, there’s the rub. Because North Carolina is not yet a plaintiff in the case, it appears that North Carolinians will receive no relief, however temporary it may prove to be, from the federal government’s encroachment on their freedom to make their own decisions about

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We may see Salisbury and SPR featured on national television in the near future.

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BOOKS N.C. is home to some strange stories SALISBURY POST

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“Myths and Mysteries of North Carolina: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained,” by Sara Pitzer, Globe Pequot Press. 2010. 163 pp. $16.95.

Book signing

Sara Pitzer will be at Literary Bookpost Saturday, Feb. 12, 1:303:30 p.m. to sign and discuss her book, “Myths and Mysteries of North Carolina.”

Writers’ Workshop I ‘Words of Love’ deadline is Feb. 20 The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville is sponsoring several contests, for any level writer. The prizes for contest winners are: First place: Your choice of a three-night stay at The Mountain Muse B&B in Asheville; or three free online workshops; or 100 pages lineedited and revised by our editorial staff. Second place: Two-night stay at the B&B; or two free workshops; or 50 pages line-edited. Third place: One free workshop, or 25 pages line-edited. There will be 10 honorable mentions. The “Words of Love Contest” must have entries postmarked by Feb. 20. Guidelines: Send in a creative letter, poem or story of 3,500 words or less. Your name, address, email and title of work should appear on a separate cover sheet. The entry fee per submission is $25. Multiple entries are accepted. Enclose legal size self-sealing SASE for critique and list of winners. Make check or money order payable to The Writers’ Workshop, and mail to: W.O.L. Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC 28805. Emailed submissions may be sent to, with “WOL Contest” in the subject. Entry fee is payable online at The postmark deadline for the 23rd annual poetry contest will be April 30. Guidelines: All work must be unpublished. Each poem should not exceed two pages. Multiple entries are accepted. Your name, address, phone, email and title of work should also appear on a separate cover sheet. The entry fee is $25 for every three poems. All entries receive comments from the judges. Enclose selfsealing SASE for comments and winners’ list, and mail to: Poetry Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC 28805. Emailed submissions may be sent to with “Poetry Contest” in the subject. Entry fee is payable online at

New book from local author Benjamin W. Schenk has published a new book, “The Immortals: Book 2 Battle of the Ancients.” The book is the second in a series. The previous one, “The Immortals: Eternal War,” came out in 2009. The book is about a group of immortal humans who are fighting the battle for good, a press release states. They travel through a portal and battle the enemy in the times of the dinosaurs, trying to thwart the enemy from reaching modern Earth and destroying mankind. “Not only do they have to fend off their myriad of enemies, but also they have to survive against the dinosaurs of the land, vampires, immortal humans like themselves, cavemen, ogres and creatures of the prehistoric ages! Along with some modern humans that travel back in time with them, they fight another war with the Ancients,” the release says. The 712-page book is available online directly from Authorhouse and can be ordered at bookstores. Schenk is a China Grove native, a West Rowan High School graduate and lifelong resident of Rowan County.

Rowan bestsellers Literary Bookpost

1. Not My Mother's Journey, by Heather St. AubinStout. 2. Unbroken: A World War II Story, by Laura Hillenbrand. 3. The Whistling Season, by Ivan Doig. 4. Kid Carolina: R.J. Reynolds Jr. , by Heidi Schnakenberg. 5. Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know, by Alexandra Horowitz. 6. Stitch 'n B-----: The Knitter's Handbook, by Debbie Stoller. 7. Decision Points, by George W. Bush. 8. Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann. 9. Stoneman's Raid, 1865, by Chris Hartley. 10. Myths and Mysteries of North Carolina, by Sara Pitzer.

IndieBound bestsellers Fiction 1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson. 2. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett. 3. Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen. 4. Room, by Emma Donoghue. 5. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, by David Sedaris. 6. Tick Tock, by James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge. 7. An Object of Beauty, by Steve Martin. 8. The Sentry, by Robert Crais. 9. Clara and Mr. Tiffany, by Susan Vreeland. 10. The Confession, by John Grisham.

f you live in North Carolina, you’ve probably heard of the Brown Mountain Lights or the Devil’s Tramping Ground. Same goes for Frankie Silver and Tom Dula, maybe even for Tsul ‘Kalu. Writer Sara Pitzer approaches these familiar tales and others from a different direction, raising as many questions as she answers. “Myths and Mysteries of North Carolina” came out around Christmas, and with its comicstrip genie on the cover, it sure DEIRDRE doesn’t look like PARKER SMITH any of those other books about N.C. legends, either. Pitzer has written a number of books, ranging from cookbooks to “North Carolina Off the Beaten Path,” a handy guidebook for travelers. She’s also been a reporter at the Salisbury Post. Probably the best feature of the book is the bibliography, which gives readers plenty of material to follow up with. And there’s an index. Pitzer has updated the old stories with new websites and reference material, containing information ranging from total speculation to serious study. Call this “Myths for the Modern Reader.” In her introduction, she gives Nancy Roberts and John Harden credit for inspiration. Roberts wrote dozens of books about legends, odd happenings and ghost stories all over the South, and her books have been on local and travel shelves for many years. Harden may not be such a familiar name, although he was a journalist and newspaper editor and founded the state’s first public relations firm. He died in 1986, leaving behind “Tar Heel Ghosts,” printed in 1954. Really, there’s so many good references here, you could immerse yourself in these familiar stories and stump your friends with new details.

For myths and mysteries nearby, check out “Spirits of Salisbury,” the final chapter, and “Historic Gold Hill,” chapter 2. As close as Gold Hill is, it’s a wonder its tales of wandering dead miners haven’t become more popular. There’s the tale of Eleanor Mills, whose husband got tired of her complaints. She just wasn’t made for gold mine life. So he killed her and dumped her body down a mine shaft. Eerie screams have been heard near the shaft, but as Pitzer points out, “Just walking through one of the old mine tunnels with a tour guide and lamp is plenty scary.” The Montgomery store, Mauney’s 1840 store, has had enough weird happenings, Pitzer writes, that it has attracted paranormal investigators. Vivian Pennington-Hopkins,

who runs the store, has collected 10 tales of Gold Hill ghosts in her book, “Gold Hill Ghosts and Other Legends.” As a town that relies on tourism, good stories make for good business. Tsul ‘Kalu is an old legend that has shown up in many retellings of North Carolina legends. Tsul has also appeared in fiction. He’s popular because he’s so creepy. Tsul ‘Kalu (you’ll find many variations on the spelling) is a mythical giant or monster said to be too ugly to look at (shades of Frankenstein’s monster). He is said to have talons and the ability to leap from mountain to mountain to chase Cherokee hunters, and, legend says, he repeatedly left his mark on Judaculla Rock. Well, it’s the rock that has attracted further study, Pitzer writes, with one group, The

League of Energy Materialization and Unexplained Phenomenon Research (LEMUR) has declared the marks come from a more advanced, earlier civilization on earth or from another planet. The legends that have grown about real people, like Tom Dula and his love triangle and Frankie Silver, who chopped her husband up with an ax, are retold so often that no one knows exactly what happened. Books, ballads and plays all tell the stories with special twists. As Pitzer shows in her book, the stories have spawned years of research to uncover the “real” story. It must be the compelling nature of the legends that keep people interested. Salisbury, with hundreds of years of history, holds legends, ghosts and tall tales galore. There’s so much of it, a ghost tour of town has attracted numerous participants. Pitzer tells one story from an eyewitness — Daphne Safrit of Literary Bookpost. Safrit told her about weird sounds, feelings and activities at what was Las Palmas, now Brick Street Tavern. She worked there for a time and reports hearing voices with different dialects, African-American and Scotch-Irish, from the building’s days as a warehouse. Someone once saw a woman walk through a wall on the mezzanine level. What makes “Myths and Mysteries” different from all the rest is the modern spin on the old stories. . The bibliography gives readers who love a good yarn plenty more to look up and read; the websites nearly always lead to something new. And looking at the stories from a 21st century perspective certainly gives them a new spin. Are ghosts now too old-fashioned for our high-tech age? Do we know too much to believe in legends? Can we find an explanation for almost everything? What fun would that be?

Montaigne offers good advice for living a life of purpose BY REBECCA HYDE Rowan Public Library

The question could be “Can you tell me about yourself?” or “Why did you (or could you) do that?” or “What are my options?” Our answers may or may not come easily. Understanding why we think the way we do (our personal philosophy) is difficult for most of us. Why make the effort? Our philosophy can help or hinder us. As Lou Marinoff says in “Plato not Prozac,” we need to “evaluate the ideas we hold to craft an outlook that works for us, not against us.” A famous and engaging example of one who lived a “well-examined” life is Michel de Montaigne. He was as curious as a cat, absorbed in his task of learning “how to live well.” As Phillip Lopate says (“The Art of the Personal Essay”), “Montaigne’s circling, minute self-observations … remind one more of a cat examining its fur.” And what was life like for Montaigne? Montaigne lived in a time of war and treachery (France, 15331592). He was a political adviser, officeholder, landowner and head of household. He lived in dread of the “kidney stone,” a particularly painful disease from which his father had died. And he never ceased to mourn the death of a dear friend (Etienne de La Boetie, author of a moving treatise against tyranny). Montaigne’s affairs with women and his tedious duties in local government could not divert him from his need to come to terms with grief, pain, and fear

of death. So he began a lifelong examination of the human condition and a struggle to accept it through self-study. This very personal endeavor produced the “Essais” (“attempts” or “trials” in French), and Montaigne is commonly referred to as “the first great essayist” or “greatest essayist.” In any case, in the “Essays” are found the elements of the personal essay as a literary form: a reflexive conversation, an intimate and relaxed discussion of life/reality as experienced by the “I” author. In “The Art of the Personal Essay,” Lopate chose to include three of the hundred or so “Essais.” In “Of Books,” Montaigne the critical reader speaks his mind freely because his opinion is the measure of his personal insight, not the measure of things. He reads for pleasure or for knowledge that “instructs me in how to die well and live well.” The two other selections reveal an individual who is tolerant yet curious about the differences among human beings (“Of a Monstrous Child”) and rather egalitarian when examining the sexuality of men and women (“On Some Verses of Virgil”). Skeptical, undogmatic, with a generous dose of self-forgiveness, Montaigne insists that we look at our own personal experience and try to learn from it. Computer classes: Classes are free. Sessions are approximately 90 minutes. Class size is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Dates and times at all locations are subject to change without notice.

Headquarters — Monday, 7 p.m., Microsoft Word 2003 Part 1; Feb. 22, 2 p.m., Absolute Beginners; Feb. 28, 7 p.m., Microsoft Word 2003 Part 2. South — Monday, 7 p.m., Introduction to Access; Feb. 24, 11 a.m., Introduction to Word East — registration required for East Branch only. Feb. 17, 1 p.m., Online Shopping. Children’s Storytime: Now through April 29, weekly story time. For more information, call 704-216-8234. Headquarters — Toddler Time (18-35-month-olds), Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.; Baby Time (6-23month-olds), Wednesdays, 11 a.m. Preschool Time (3-5-year-olds), Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.; Noodlehead (4-8 years), Thursdays, 4 p.m. South — Noodlehead, Mondays, 4 p.m.; Baby Time, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.; Preschool Time, Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m.; Toddler Time, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. East — Preschool Time, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.; Toddler Time, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.; Baby Time, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Book Bites Club: South only; Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m., “Big Stone Gap,” by Adriana Trigiani. Book discussion groups for adults and children are at South Rowan Regional Library and meet the last Tuesday of each month. The group is open to the public. There is a discussion of the book and light refreshments at each meeting. For more information please call 704-216-8229. Book chats for children: South (only) — Feb. 17, 4:15 p.m., “Freckle Juice” by Judy Blume,

grade 2. Children in grades 2-5 (different grade each month) are invited to participate in “Book Chats,” a program at South Rowan Regional Library in China Grove. Registration is required and space is limited. Please call 704216-7728 for more information. American Girl Club: Headquarters, Feb. 26, 11 a.m., a book discussion group about the life and times of the American Girls characters. JR’s Adventure Club: Headquarters, Feb. 19, 11 a.m. The club will choose a project to build, and have books from the library and recommended websites that go along with the project. The club is open to all school age children. Light refreshments will be served. Call 704-216-8234 to learn more. Teen program: Chocolate Festival back by popular demand. Chocolate fountain, taste testing, painting, mold demonstration and more. South, Feb. 15, 5:30-7 p.m. East, Feb. 21, 5:30-7 p.m. Headquarters, Feb. 22, 5:30-7 p.m. Displays: Headquarters — watercolors by Carolina Marshall; log cabins by North Hills Christian School; South — Rowan Doll Club by Jim Beaudion; East — Rubber stamping by Glenda Trexler. Literacy: Call the Rowan County Literacy Council at 704-2168266 for more information on teaching or receiving literacy tutoring for English speakers or for those for whom English is a second language.

Nonfiction 1. Unbroken: A World War II Story, by Laura Hillenbrand. 2. Cleopatra, by Stacy Schiff. 3. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, by Amy Chua. 4. Autobiography of Mark Twain, by Mark Twain. 5. Life, by Keith Richards. 6. The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman, by Timothy Ferriss. 7. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot. 8. The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos, by Brian Greene. 9. Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life, by Karen Armstrong. 10. The Investment Answer, by Gordon Murray, Daniel C. Goldie.

Writers’ Network accepting entries for Doris Betts Fiction Prize through Feb. 15 The North Carolina Writers’ Network is accepting submissions for its annual Doris Betts Fiction Prize, administered by the North Carolina Literary Review. The prize awards $250 and publication in the NCLR to the author of the winning short story, up to 6,000 words. The contest is open to any writer who is a legal resident of North Carolina, a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network or a subscriber

to the NCLR. Entries to the 2011 contest can be submitted through the NCLR’s online submission process at bmit-online.html. The deadline is Feb. 15. Finalists will also be considered for publication in the NCLR. One entry per writer. No novel excerpts. Names should not appear in the Word file of the story; authors will register with the

NCLR’s online submission system, which will collect contact information and connect it to story submission. An entry fee must be mailed to the NCLR office by Feb. 15. You may pay the Network member/NCLR subscriber entry fee if you join NCWN or subscribe to the NCLR with your submission: $10/NCWN members and/or NCLR subscribers; $20/nonmembers.

Checks should be made payable to the North Carolina Writers’ Network (separate checks payable to the NCLR only if purchasing a subscription). Mail checks or money orders to: North Carolina Literary Review, ECU Mailstop, 555 English Greenville, NC 27858-4353. The winner and finalists will be announced in May. Winning story and select finalists will be published in the next year’s NCLR.



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Ted Monnich adjusts the hoist that is holding up a metal sculpture that he is going to repair for a private collector. Monnich has recently moved to salisbury. Jon C. Lakey/salisbury posT

Following his bliss Ted Monnich’s eclectic interests have led him to excel in a variety of roles, including metalsmith, musician and professional hockey player BY SARAH HALL Lynch’s skill as a metalsmith was legendary. He nterviewing a sculptor, directed repairs to the a hockey player, a met- Statue of Liberty, restored alsmith and conservathe weather vane on tor, and the saz player Boston’s Old North Church from the world music band and made the Art Deco Turku all in one afternoon steel doors for the may sound like an unlikely Chrysler Building. feat. But it’s possible when Monnich contacted all of those are one person, Lynch to inquire about Ted Monnich. purchasing tools, then “I could die tonight with headed north, staying with no regret because I’ve had an aunt in New York City, more experiences than then going on to Lynch’s most people can dream studio in Connecticut. of,” Monnich says. Monnich went quickly Monnich’s varied life from customer to apprenpath has brought him to tice. The 21-year-old MonSalisbury as he and his nich found himself workwife, Carla, moved from ing in Europe, finding artiColumbia, S.C. and settled facts on behalf of his meninto a home in the West tor. Lynch arranged for Square Historic District. him to study under Mssr. Carla and her brother took Noel Paulet in France, and over the family business, then with Edward Smith at Foxfire Lanes in Kannapo- the Royal Armouries, lolis, and she needed to cated in the Tower of Lonmove closer. But Carla, don. These internships who dances and plays united his love of history davul and zils for Turku, is with his love of metallurgy known more for “Alleys of and metalworking. He beIstanbul” than alleys for came master of his craft, bowling. then accepted a conservaSince Monnich’s work tor position at the Metroin conservation and politan Museum of Art in restoration of metalwork, NYC. historic arms and armor Monnich had hoped to keeps him on the road, the return to North Carolina location of his home base eventually, and got close is irrelevant. when he became chief conHe spent his childhood servator of the South Carin Pittsburgh before the olina State Museum, a podemise of steel mills, and sition he held for 11 years. has “iron in his blood” and Since 2002, he has worked memories of the fire and independently as a conserbelching smoke of blast vation professional. furnaces that he says One must be an artistifrightened him as a child cally skilled craftsman to and left a profound mark repair and replicate armor on his psyche that is now and sculptures, so Moncoming out in his artwork. nich became an artist in His family moved to his own right. Among his Asheville during his high works are his “metal skin,” school years and he attend- wearable sculptures. At a ed college at UNC-Charone-man art show in 1994, lotte. Monnich was displaying Monnich had a keen inthese sculptures as free terest in historical metalstanding works when work and blacksmithing, someone asked, “Can you and wanted to try his hand make that to fit me?” at it. He consulted the That led to him making “Thomas Registry” in the his artwork wearable to UNCC library to see if he the point that a boutique could find armorers’ tools, included it in their catalog, a category, it turned out, and it showed up in movies that had just been added to and magazines. the publication that year. Monnich was also purThere, Monnich found the suing a parallel dream— name of the man who that of being a musician. would become his mentor, Carla’s interest in dance Kenneth Lynch. led the couple to make for Salisbury Post


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Ted Monnich found a career in professional hockey when he was almost 40, only recently retiring from the Charlotte Checkers at nearly 50. he’s shown here playing goalie for the Carolina Titans. plans to attend the Marrakech Dance Festival, but the festival was cancelled by the king of Morocco. They still wanted to take a trip, but they went to Istanbul instead. Monnich was already interested in Turkish culture, but it was on this trip that he really fell in love with the music. He bought a saz, and set about conquering the instrument with the same fervor that he mastered metal art, even though his previous music experience had been limited to playing a bit of guitar in high school. Not content to let music be a hobby, he joined with other musicians, and soon Turku was born. They have received international airplay, performed for audiences as large as 25,000, released three acclaimed CDs and two concert videos. In 2001, Turku was booked up for two years, including a UNESCO-sponsored event in Uzbekistan. But the events of 9-11 caused presenters to shun their style of music. By 2003, with few bookings and too many expenses, the band had cut way back on performing. As Turku was winding down, Monnich had already opened another door. His artistic soul was

being well-fed, but he says the “warrior” in him needed something else. He had played ice hockey in his youth, stopping after high school, and missed it. “I couldn’t even watch a game on TV because it depressed me,” he says. Approaching age 40, he joined a men’s hockey league in Columbia. “I was fat and out of shape,” Monnich laughs. “My wife thought I would have a heart attack. But I went to the gym, got in shape, and I got better.” He was invited to help coach the Columbia Inferno, and when a player was sick he was asked to fill in, then asked to stay. In a few short years, he went from goalie to goaltending coach and consultant, working in the US and abroad. His professional experience included playing for five teams, most recently the Charlotte Checkers, retiring this past year at almost age 50. Monnich found inspiration in the observations of Joseph Campbell who said, “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” Monnich threw himself wholeheartedly into his pursuits, and the universe has cooperated.

Ted Monnich poses with his saz, a musical instrument that is popular in Turkey. Monnich plays the saz in the band Turku.

Turku performs in Salisbury The world music group Turku, including saz player Ted Monnich, will be at the Looking Glass Artist Collective’s black box theater, 405 N. Lee St., at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11. Advance tickets ($10) may be ordered by contacting

“My purpose is to create, that is why I exist.” Monnich says. “Something got a hold of me, and I took it to places no one ever thought possible.” As his hockey career was ending, Turku sprang back to life, now playing rock clubs after reinventing itself not so much as a folk group, but more of a band that crosses boundaries with a show that promises “300 year-old rock and roll from the seat

of civilization.” Monnich’s warehouse studio in Salisbury holds machinery, sculptures he’s repairing, and his band’s equipment. There’s also lots of space to build massive sculptures he’s envisioning. He’s weighing the practicality of creating large works that would be difficult to transport. But based on past experience, if he builds it, the universe will move it for him.




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To add your club, or to update your listing, send information to Club listings consist of the club’s name, brief purpose statement, place, day and time of meetings, a contact phone number and/or e-mail address and the Web site link, if the club has a site. Clubs must provide contact information in order to be included in the listing. The deadline for the next listing is no later than Feb. 25. Information received by that date will be published in club listings March 6. Questions? 704-797-4243.

Faith 7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Faith Legion Building; meal served at each meeting. Guests welcome. Membership open to anyone 18 years and older with application and approval by board of directors. Purpose: To serve the community, provide opportunities for fellowship, increase members’ knowledge. Civitans seek experiences that build character, provide life direction, and foster leadership development and recognition. Contact: Wayne Mosher 704279-6333. Granite Quarry 7 p.m. first and third Thursdays dinner meeting. Location announced in club newsletter and on Web site. Contact: 704-279-2691. Rockwell 7 p.m. first and third Tuesday. Rockwell Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, dinner served by Methodist Women, followed by speakers. President Jim Misenheimer, 704-279-7840, Salisbury 12:10-12:45 p.m buffet lunch; 12:45-1:30 p.m. program/speaker, Thursdays, Country Club of Salisbury. President: Rodney Harrison, Web site:, Civitan activities can also be seen on the club’s facebook page. Spencer Membership meeting 7 p.m. third Thursdays, educational building, Spencer Presbyterian Church, 111 First St. Board of directors meeting and lunch 11:45 a.m. second Tuesdays (location announced at membership meeting and in newsletter). President Joe Wilburn, 704637-0693. Contact: Buddy Gettys, vice president, Summit Civitan Club 6:30 p.m. first and third Mondays, Blue Bay Seafood, Statesville Blvd. Dutch treat dinner, program/speaker. Club involved in many projects. Contact: Wayne C. Mullis, or 704633-1081. Woodleaf Civitan 7 p.m., first Thursdays, Woodleaf Community Center, dinner served following program. Contact President Jim Summers, 704-278-9459.

Alumni associations Aggrey Alumni Association Sandy Ridge AME Zion Church. President: John Harris, 7049696. Contact: Ruthie Norman, 704857-1737. Dunbar School Alumni Association Meets third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. Membership open to any former students, teachers, administrators and their spouses. President: Reginald Massey. Contact: Gretta H. Saunders, 704-633-8983. J.C. Price High School Alumni Association Salisbury Chapter Meets fourth Saturday of each month at 5 p.m. Meetings held at Nobel & Kelsey Funeral Home. Purpose: to give scholarships to graduating high school students that are graduation from high school and furthering their education by attending an institution of higher learning that fall. Scholarships are given to students by means of financial need and academic achievement. New members welcome. Contact: Carolyn Williams, president, 704-633-7162.

Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Xi Alpha Delta Chapter 7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, homes of members. President Dorothy Setzer, 704636-6127. Xi Delta Chi 7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, home of members. President Linda Tutterow, 704647-0483. Iota Psi 7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, Rockwell Community Building. Membership is by invitation from another member then voted on by chapter. Collects items for homeless shelter, sponsors canned food drives, collects supplies for Good Shepherd’s Clinic, stuffs stockings for children at Salvation Army, phone cards for soldiers, visits to nursing homes, Relay for Life. President: Diane Yates, 704637-1994. All Beta Sigma Phi chapters perform community services such as collect items for homeless shelter, collect food for Rowan Helping Ministries, Relay for Life, breast cancer, and others.

Educators’ Sorority

International sorority for outstanding educators, whose purpose is to promote excellence in education, altruism and world understanding. Membership is by invitation only. Gamma Theta Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa 6:30 p.m. third Mondays, various locations. Contact: Ruth Jacobs, Morgan Elementary School, 704-2793145. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Mu Chapter of Alpha Delta Delta Xi Omega Chapter Kappa Meets third Saturdays. 6:30 p.m. fourth Mondays, Alpha Kappa Alpha is a sister- First Methodist Church. Contact: hood composed of college edu- Eunice Holt, president, 704-856cated women who have con- 8609. sciously chosen this affiliation as a means of self-fulfillment Fraternal through volunteer service. Andrew Jackson Lodge 576 Contact: Lillian L. Morgan, AF&AM 704-647-2624. First and third Thursdays, dinner at 6:15 p.m., lodge opens at Zeta Phi Beta Sorority 7 p.m. 401 N. Fulton St. Alpha Alpha Zeta Chapter Curry Pendleton, 704-798Meets second Saturdays. 0391. Contact: Joann P. Diggs, 704Faithful Guide Lodge 376 637-3783. 7:30 p.m. stated communication second and fourth Tuesdays Sigma Gamma Rho Sorori- at 113 Krider St., Cleveland. ty James W. Jones Jr., master, Lambda Epsilon Sigma Salis- 704-278-4913. bury Alumnae Chapter Fulton Masonic Lodge 99 2 p.m. every 3rd Saturday at AF&AM the Rowan County Library. 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. Serving Salisbury-Rowan and meeting, second and fourth surrounding areas. Sigma Gam- Thursdays. ma Rho Sorority’s aim is to enSalisbury Elks Lodge 699 hance the quality of life within the 7:30 p.m. first and third Thurscommunity. Public service, lead- days, Elks Lodge, 508 S. Main ership development and educa- St. tion of youth are the hallmark of First Tuesday of month, 7-8 the organization’s programs and p.m., bingo social for patients at activities. Sigma Gamma Rho ad- VA Medical Center, volunteers dresses concerns that impact so- needed. Bingo at lodge 7 p.m. ciety educationally, civically, and every Monday. economically. Contact: salisbury.sgrho@ Salisbury York Rite Masonic, 704-380-1313. Bodies 7:30 p.m. first Mondays, except July and September. MonthPan Hellenic Council The Rowan-Salisbury Pan-Hel- ly planning meeting 7 p.m. third Mondays, except June, July and lenic Council 6 p.m., first Sunday of each December. All meetings at Salisbury Masonic Temple, 401 N. Fulmonth. Location announced. Contact: Rory Chandler, pres- ton St. Contact: salisburyrb@K4jme. ident, 704-433-3820, rwchancom. Spencer Masonic Lodge 543 Stated communication second and fourth Tuesdays, 7 p.m. 114

Fourth St., Spencer. Information: 704-636-8108 or spencerlodge@ Western Star Lodge 9 7:30 p.m. stated communication second and fourth Tuesdays at 912 Old Concord Road. John Cole, master, 704-6334457. Western Star Lodge 9 Pearl White Chapter 180 O.E.S. 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays at 912 Old Concord Road. Workshop training 10 a.m. every third Saturday by 31st District Grand Lecturer Hettie C. Avery. Contact: Worthy Matron, Annnie Ealy, 704-636-3344; Worthy Patron, Johnny Moser, 704608-7326. Woodmen of the World Lodge 111 First Mondays, 6:30 p.m., includes supper. First Reformed Church, Landis. Contact: Dr. James Shaver, 704-857-2238. Woodmen of the World Lodge 175 Klumac Rd., Salisbury. Contact: Keith Anderson, 704209-0775.

History 63rd NC State Troops Civil War Reenactment Company Davie, Rowan, Cabarrus Counties. Portrays Civil War era military company, attends events in North and South Carolina and Virginia. Portrays both Confederate as 63rd NCST and Union as 7th W.V. Cavalry Dismounted. Mounted Troopers also welcome. Membership information Davidson Guards SCV Camp 1851 6 p.m., second Tuesday, Speedy’s BBQ, Lexington.Guests speakers, presentations, public is welcome. Contact: Michael A. Scott, commander, 336-225-3668. Historical Society of South Rowan Second Thursday of month, executive board; general meeting January, April, August, November. Meeting room at Roller Mill is available for rent for small events. President Barbara Doby, 704855-8329. John Knox Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution 10 a.m., second Saturdays, Kerr Mill, Millbridge, unless another location is announced. Dedicated to patriotism, historical and environmental preservation and citizenship. Regent Mary Lane Lauder, 704-642-1555. Elizabeth Maxwell Steele Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution Meets 10:30 a.m., third Wednesdays, September-May, various locations. Purpose: To promote patriotic endeavor and historic preservation, awards for educational essay and citizenship. DAR Room, first floor of Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. Contact: Trudy Hall, 704-6381271. Rowan History 7 p.m. second Tuesdays, Messinger Room, Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. Use rear entrance. Open to anyone interested in history of Rowan County. A roundtable format allows for a 30-45 minute presentation followed by a question and answer period. No dues. Refreshments served. No invitation needed; visitors welcome. Contact Kaye Brown Hirst, 704-633-5946. Rowan Rifles Camp 405, Sons of Confederate Veterans Meets 6:30 p.m. second Wednesdays Stanback Room of Rowan Public Library. SCV is direct heir of United Confederate Veterans and oldest hereditary organization for male descendants of Confederate soldiers. Membership: Open to all male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces. Membership can be obtained through either direct or collateral family lines, and kinship to a veteran must be documented genealogically. Minimum age 12. SCV helps trace lineage to Confederate soldier in family. Web site contains announcements of events and items of interest about Civil War history: Contact: Steve Poteat, Camp commander, 704-633-7229 or Salisbury Confederate Prison Association Inc. Annual meeting held during the Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium. Dues $10 per year, includes 4 issues of newsletter, “The Prison Exchange.” The association is interested in acquiring information on the prison itself and information on those who were

there. President and contact person: Sue J. Curtis. SCPA address: PO Box 5093, Salisbury, NC 281470088 or e-mail Samuel Spencer Chapter, National Railway Historical Society 7 p.m. first Mondays, Roundhouse theater, North Carolina Transportation Museum, Spencer. Membership open. Guests welcome. Annual dues based on individual, student, family rates. Contact: Elizabeth Smith, 704636-2889 ext. 224. United Daughters of the Confederacy, Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78 Second Wednesday, 7 p.m., Rowan County Administrative Offices Building. All are welcome. Ladies ages 21 years and over who are descendants of those who gave aid to the Confederacy and who would like to know more about membership are especially invited to visit. Organization objectives are: Historical, Memorial, Educational, Benevolent and Patriotic. Contact: Sue J. Curtis, PO Box 5093, Salisbury, NC 281470088, 30th North Carolina Troops Civil War Reenactment Company, Southern Rowan CountyCabarrus County. Portrays Civil War era military company, attends events in North and South Carolina and Virgionia. Portrays both Confederate as 30th NCT and Union as 9th Penn S.R. Membership:

Hobbies Astronomical Society of Rowan County (ASRC) Monthly meetings are held at 1920 Deal Road, Mooresville NC 28155. Membership open to anyone interested in astronomy; students 16 years and under must be accompanied by an adult at all ASRC sponsored events. Annual membership dues $15 for individuals, $25 for whole family. Monthly meetings may include guest speakers, movies, how to clinics and weather permitting, stargazing through our scopes or yours. Be sure to bring your telescopes and binoculars if the skies look clear. For information contact: Alice Deal 704-8572788 or Ralph Deal 704-8551591. Evergreen Bridge 1 p.m. Fridays, except for holidays or other times when RuftyHolmes Senior Center is closed. Membership open to all bridge players; results of games may be published in Sunday bridge column by Billy Burke. Myrnie Mclaughlin, 704-6369781. Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1083 6 p.m. supper, 7 p.m. business, second Tuesdays. Rowan Co. Airport EAA hangar. Open to all adults (pilots and non-pilots) who have interest in aviation. Go to airport terminal for directions to EAA hangar. Activities include fly-in (aircraft park at hangar), fly-outs for meals or meetings with other EAA chapters, aviation-related library, Young Eagles program(first flight for young adults), monthly speaker. President: Jack Neubacher 704-636-1864. International Plastic Modelers' Society -- IPMS/Arm/Air Chapter Third Fridays, 7 p.m., Spencer Fire Station, 208 S. Salisbury Ave. Open to all scale model enthusiasts. Anyone wishing to get started in the hobby are always welcome. No membership fees are required. Activities include on-going monthly workshops, plus association with other IPMS chapters within the region, including local, regional and national competitions. Sam Morgan: 704-647-0885. Olde Rowan Fiber Guild 6:30-8:30 p.m. third Monday, St. Luke's Church Parrish Hall. All welcome. Contact: Josie Esquivel, montepalomal@yahoo. com. R-H Computer Club 10-11 a.m. Thursdays, RuftyHolmes Senior Center. Open to seniors (55 plus) interested in computers. Visitors welcome. Dues $24 for individual, $36 per couple. www.rufty President: Ralph Shuping. Call: 704-633-7862 (Center). Rowan Aero Modelers Society (RAMS) 7 p.m. first Mondays, Rockwell Library in winter, meets outdoors at flying field other times. Open to all who have an interest in radio-controlled aircraft. Activities include meetings and flyins for electric and gas powered airplanes and helicopters as well

as gliders. Contact: Will Douglas, 704279-2238, flyinfutbol@earthlink. net. Rowan Amateur Radio Society 7-9 p.m. second Mondays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 Boundary St. Public invited, new members welcome, refreshments available. Contact: Ralph Brown (WB4AQK) 704-636-5902. Rowan Doll Society of N.C. Noon third Tuesdays, RuftyHolmes Senior Center (unless noted otherwise). Membership: Open to anyone interested in dolls or doll collecting. Members must pay annual dues for United Federation of Doll Clubs (UFDC) and own at least 10 dolls, validated by membership committee. Programs include doll related information, show and tell, doll museum visits. projects and community outreach include displays at Rowan Public Library, Hall House, and programs at retirement homes. Contact: Robin Wyatt, president,, 704-784-4297; Kathy Gregg, vice president, 704-942-7542. Rowan Rose Society 7 p.m. third Tuesdays, February-June, September-November. John Calvin Presbyterian Church fellowship hall, 1620 Brenner Ave. Open to anyone interested in learning about growing roses. Programs emphasize rose care and culture. Visitors welcome. Dues $15 per year. Contact Jack Page, president: 704-639-1706, Rowan Roamers Volkssport First Thursdays Blue Bay Seafood Restaurant, East Innes Street. Business meeting starts 7 p.m., 6 p.m. dinner. Visitors welcome. Two volkswalks in Salisbury open year-round: Historic Salisbury Walk with maps available at Visitor’s Center; Dan Nicholas Park with map available at park concession stand. Both are 6.2 miles of easy walking. Members can purchase distance books and keep up with number of miles they walk. Rowan Roamers sponsor walks in Wilmington, Mocksville, Southport, Myrtle Beach, Landis, Kannapolis; walks can be walked anytime; however, club members also meet as these locations and walk as group. Contact: Bruce Goodnight, 704279-5011, Salisbury Rowan Garden Club Meeting schedule posted on Web site. This is a family-oriented site for gardening enthusiasts in Rowan and surrounding counties, a place to discuss gardening ideas and tips and encourage self homestead and sustainable homestead gardening. 704-6404568. SalRowGrdnClb@yahoo. com. Scrapbooking 6-11 p.m. third Friday, Unity United Methodist Church, 8505 Unity Church Road, Kannapolis. Contact: Katy Atwell, 704-9336242. Salisbury-Rowan Quilters Guild 1 p.m. third Thursday, RuftyHolmes Senior Center. New members of all quilting levels welcome. Ongoing project: making cuddle quilts for the children staying at the women’s shelter. Contact: Barb Bruce, 704-6457305, Starry Night Quilters Guild 6:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center. Membership open to quilters or anyone who wants to learn quilting. Contact: Susie walters, 704633-7979. Square Dancing, Cardinal Squares 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, City Park Recreation Center, 316 Lake Drive. Membership open to anyone who can do modern Western square dance. Contacts: Paul and Nita Walker, 704-782-2616, Goo627@aol. com or Effie and Norman File, presidents, 704-633-9555, Square Dancing, Kannoneers Square Dance Club 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays Trinity Methodist Church, 416 E. 1st St., Kannapolis. Contact: Pat or Matt Marbois, 704-782-5493, or caller Donnie Chapman, 704-872-9851. annoneers_Square_Dance_Club Square Dancing, Spinning Moors 8-10:15 p.m., second and fourth Saturdays, War Memorial Building, 220 N. Maple St., Mooresville. Contacts: Brenda and Tommy Honeycutt, 704-857-9681.

Jaycees Spencer Jaycees Meet first and third Wednesdays of each month, clubhouse behind 8th Street ballpark in Spencer. Those wishing to join must be between the ages of 21 and 40 and interested in community service work. Contact: Melissa Johnston, 704-433-0439.

Kiwanis Kiwanis of Salisbury Noon-1 p.m. Fridays, Salisbury Country Club. Contact: secretary Jerry Lawson, 704-633-0607.

Lions Cleveland 7 p.m. dinner meeting first and third Mondays, Lions Den, Cemetery Street. Ongoing Projects: Provide service and assistance to the blind, visually impaired, and deaf; collect eye glasses and hearing aids for recycling; sell brooms; assist with VAMC bingo; conduct community Christmas parade; and provide scholarships to two West Rowan seniors. Contact: Janie Drechsler, president, 704-278-9419. Franklin-Ellis 7 p.m. business meeting second Tuesdays, dinner meeting fourth Tuesdays, Franklin-Ellis Lions Den, Community Center Service Road, behind Rowan Memorial Park, Highway 601 North. Ongoing project: Collecting eyeglasses and hearing aids for recycling; brooms delivered to homes by call. Contact: Earl Sides, publicity chairman, 704-636-7979. Gold Hill 7 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Russell-Rufty Shelter, Gold Hill Park, St. Stephens Church Road, Historic Gold Hill. Ongoing projects: Morgan Elementary School Citizen of the Quarter Awards, eye glasses and hearing aid recycling, provide a week of camping for visually impaired at Camp Dogwood at Lake Norman, assist with bingo party for Hefner VA Medical Center veterans. Contact: Kathy Rummage, 704-279-4518. Landis 6:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays, dinner meeting, War Memorial Building, North Central Avenue, Landis. Contact: W.R. Ramseur, 704857-2883 or send correspondence to his address, 1207 Poplar St., Landis 28088. Mocksville First and third Thursdays, St. Francis of Assisi, 862 Yadkinville Road. 6 p.m. board, 7 p.m. general meeting, open to public. Monthly project: free diabetes screening and blood pressure checks, Foster Drug Co., 4954 Valley Road, Mocksville. For information, call Lucille Phifer, 336284-2748. Ongoing projects: collecting eyeglasses, eyeglass cases, lenses, hearing aids and hearing aid batteries, and all computer printer cartridges from companies, small businesses and individuals. To donate, call 336-2842748. Broom sales year round. Contact: Jonathan Wishon, 336-909-8385 or Rockwell 7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, basement of East Branch of Rowan Public Library. Guests welcome. Purpose: to provide services and assistance to the blind, deaf and hard-of-hearing; diabetes awareness; community service; youth activities. Projects: "Recycle For Sight" collections: eyeglasses, sunglasses, safety glasses, hearing aids, cell phones, printer ink cartridges and toners, entire Campbell's soup labels, drink cans / provide eyeglasses and exams /Camp Dogwood raffle fundraiser /Broom and mop sales year round /"Lend-A-Paw" Equipment Loan Service (to donate used medical equipment and for recycling donations/pick-up, contact Donna Mikles 704-279-9533. Contact: Wayne Taylor, 704637-7401.


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Grooms - Overacker


Anthony and Sarah Casper Sharum of Gold Hill are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Nicole Grooms, to Kyle Mark Overacker, both of Wilmington. The bride-to-be is the daughter of the late Jimmy Grooms and the granddaughter of Paulette Grooms of Salisbury and Irving and Sylvia Casper of Gold Hill. Samantha will graduate from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington in 2012. The future groom is the son of Mark Overacker of Ilion, N.Y., and Lisa Wagnon of Green, Ohio, and the grandson of Pearl Overacker of Ilion, N.Y., and Dorothy Lehmier of Springfield, Ohio. Kyle graduated from Catawba College in 2009 and is employed by Maxim Healthcare. The wedding is July 9 at Fort R128890 Fisher National Park in Kure Beach.

Spears - Rogers

Mr. Bryan K. Spears and Ms. Patricia C. Spears of Salisbury are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Candice Nicole Spears, to Heath Wayne Rogers, both of Salisbury. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. William G. and the late Clara C. Spears of Salisbury, the late Adell Bray and the late Johnny Compton of Statesville. A 2004 graduate of Salisbury High Bobby and Lee Anne Caudle of Auburn, Ala., are pleased to School and 2010 graduate of Catawba College, Candice is announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Lauren Caudle, employed by Rowan Family Physicians. to Michael McKinley Rector, both of Greensboro. The future groom is the son of Mr. Phil D. Rogers and Ms. Angie Emily is the grandS. Rogers and the grandson of the late Jessie Simmons, Mrs. Judy daughter of Jerry and Gibson, Mr. Jerry and Ms. Loretta Rogers and Ms. Linda Pope, all Claudette Wiese of Monroe of China Grove. A 2005 graduate of South Rowan High School and and the late Charles and 2008 graduate of Davidson County Community College, Heath is Mary Caudle of Peachland. employed by Lowe’s. She is a 2006 graduate of The couple will marry April 2 at Trinity Wesleyan Church in the University of North Salisbury. R128889 Carolina at Greensboro. Michael is the son of David and Gail Rector and the grandson of Theodore and Esther Rector, all of Salisbury, and Martha L. Disabled vets receive Freedom (OEF/OIF) Program and the late Robert B. Deal of Woodleaf. He is a 2007 graduate of UNC-Greensboro. holiday cheer Manager, and Social Worker The wedding is March 5 in Greensboro. R128887 One tenet of military offi- Debra Todd, LCSW, concer training is to take care of tributed valuable assistance the troops. Last fall as the hol- in identifying two Operation idays approached, the Board Iraqi Freedom/ Operation Enof Directors of the Central during Freedom (OEF/OIF) Carolina Chapter of the Mili- veterans, both disabled due to tary Officer Association of combat injuries, both with America (MOAA) achieved children, and both in need of that goal by helping two local help to make Christmas a reveterans at Christmas. ality in their home. Nancy Brown-Perry, Chief of Cooperation and commuAmy Lea Hipp of Salisbury graduated from Appalachian State University, Boone, on Dec. 12, 2010, with a Bachelor of Science in Voluntary Services for the nication between VAMC staff Public History and a Bachelor of Science in Recreation W.G. ‘Bill’ Hefner VA Med- and the Central Carolina Management with a concentration ical Center (VAMC), along Chapter of the MOAA enin Outdoor Experiential Education. with Debra Volkmer, LCSW, the sured, through a a significant She also completed the EMTVAMC Operation Iraqi Free- gift, that two local disabled Paramedic program at Caldwell dom/ Operation Enduring veterans and their families Community College in November. Amy was a Dean’s List student at Appalachian and a 2006 honor graduate of West Rowan High School. She began graduate school at Appalachian State University in January in the Master of Public Administration program, concentrating in Emergency Management. She is a member of the Watauga County Rescue Squad and was also Raleigh’s Valentines WEST EAST the recipient of a 2010 Member Sectional 87532  A J 10 Scholarship from the North Tourna J 10 8 7 5 K94 Carolina Association of Rescue and ment will 7 AQ83 Emergency Medical Services. Amy teaches lifeguarding at ASU be held 74 Q86 and is an instructor at the Watauga County Chapter of American Feb. 10Red Cross. 13 at the Amy is the daughter of Greg and Jackie Hipp and the grandHoliday SOUTH daughter of Brent and Ruby Watson and George and Mary Hipp, I n n K96 R128888 all of Salisbury. BrownQ3 stone, K9652 1707 Hills A 10 5 borough BILLY St. Bar- BURKE The McLaughlins fulbara Hudfilled a two hearts contract son is tournament chair. for the best E/W score on this Marie Pugh and Loyd deal. Hill scored high overall The Bryant/Pegram pair in the weekly duplicate played a two no trumps congame at the Salisbury tract, making five, for the top Woman’s Club last Tues- N/S score. day evening. In the Evergreen Club’s Other winners were: Jan. 28 duplicate game, CarGloria Bryant and ol and Harold Winecoff Wayne Pegram, second; placed first. Myrnie and John Other winners were: Katherine Nicole Wilson of McLaughlin, third. Ruth Bowles and marie Salisbury graduated from LenoirThis was the deal on Pugh, second; Betsy Bare Jacob F. Alexander, IV of Rhyne University in Hickory on board 5 from Tuesday’s and Gloria Bryant, third; Wilmington graduated from the Dec. 17, 2010, with a Bachelor of game: Pat Macon and Judy Gealy, University of North Carolina at Arts in Sports Management with East dealer, both sides fourth. Wilmington Dec. 11, 2010, with a minor in Health. vulnerable At LRU, she was a member of a Bachelor of Arts degree in    Public and International Affairs Fellowship of Christian Athletics NORTH with concentration in Political and worked as an athletic trainer Billy Burke is ACBL, Q4 Science. He was a member of intern for football, as well as Life Master director of the A62 Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society as men’s and women’s soccer. Salisbury Woman’s Club  J 10 4 a freshman at The University of A 2006 graduate of West weekly duplicate games. KJ932 Alabama. Rowan High School, Katie is the A 2006 graduate of Salisbury daughter of Jackie Wilson of High School, Jacob is the Salisbury and Matt Wilson of Marketing Coordinator and in Mocksville. She is the granddaughter of Guest Relations with Hampton Inn-Medical Park, Wilmington. Jack and Linda Cauble of Jacob is the son of Jake F. Salisbury, Buddy and Sue Petrea Alexander, III and Susan of Salisbury and Roger and Kate R128885 R128886 Wilson of Woodleaf. Alexander of Salisbury.

Caudle - Rector


Glenn and Sue Wall of Salisbury are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Susan Marie Wall of Raleigh, to Kevin Brian Holland of Garner. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Chester and Marie Wall and Glenna and the late Hayden Lingle, all of Salisbury. A 1998 graduate of East Rowan High School, Susan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2002. A National Board Certified Teacher, she is employed by Wake County Public Schools. The future groom is the son of Lynn Roberts of Faison and J.B. Holland of Virginia Beach, Va., and the grandson of the late Benson and Lottie Holland of Faison and the late Colon and Ruth Tew of Warsaw. A 1993 graduate of James Kenan High School, Kevin graduated from North Carolina State University in 1997. Also a National Board Certified Teacher, he is employed by Wake County Public Schools. The wedding is April 16 at Christiana Lutheran Church in Salisbury. R128884



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would have a merry holiday, and demonstrated the good that comes from two different agencies working toward a common goal. The Central Carolina Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America meets the second Monday every other month at the Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. Membership is open to all currently serving, Guard and Reserve, former and retired commissioned and warrant officers of the uniformed services of the United States.


Katie Wilson

Silver Queen Strollers The Silver queen Strollers of the Red Hat Society spent the day at Carolina Mall on Jan. 25 and had lunch at the Golden Corral. Members attending were Fannie Butler, Betty Hutchins, Idella Watkins, Sarah Gibson, Jessie Childers, Marion Logan, Vinnie Geter, Katherine Speith and Phyllis Thumside. Van driver was LaKeri Bric; Queen Mother is Evelyn Clayborn.



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Jackson Keys A son, Jackson Allen, was born to Matthew and Brittany Frederick Keys of Salisbury on Jan. 5, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces. Grandparents are George and Donna Frederick and Connie Keys, all of Salisbury, and the late Jimmy Keys. Great-grandparents are John and Margaret Beaver of Mt. Ulla, Hilda Hartley of Salisbury, the late Fred Hartley and the late Vernie and George N. Frederick.

James Applewhite A son, James Tillery, was born to Jeffrey and Emily Ijames Applewhite of Salisbury on Jan, 22, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 8-1/2 ounces. He has a sister, Elizabeth, 5. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James Walton Ijames and Dr. and Mrs. Gary Tillery Applewhite, all of Salisbury. Great-grandparents are Great Grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. B. H. DeGrotte of Greensboro.

Naomi Koontz A daughter, Naomi Raye, was born to Joseph and Vivian Naomi Lee Koontz of Spencer on Jan. 26, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. She weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces. She has a brother, Connor, 3. Grandparents are Dan and Terry Cassell of Salisbury and Michael and Dale Koontz of Spencer.

Report all your exciting news to the community on the Salisbury Post’s Celebrations page, which runs in our Sunday paper. These announcements include engagements, weddings, anniversaries, births, multiple generations, retirements, adoptions, congratulations, graduations, special birthday celebrations and pageant winners. Call Syliva at 704-797-7682 or visit and click on Celebrations for online forms.

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Salisbury Meetings: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Ryan’s Steakhouse, Jake Alexander Blvd. Purpose: To provide services and assistance to the blind, visually impaired and deaf, and to support community projects. Contact: Jerry Austin, 704279-5061. Spencer 6:30 p.m. business meeting first Tuesdays, program meeting third Tuesdays at Our Place Cafe, 5th St. in Spencer. Ongoing project: collecting eye glasses and hearing aids to recycle. Brooms for sale at SunTrust Bank in Spencer. Contact: Jack Fisher, president, 704-636-2311.

unites business professionals with the purpose of improving sales and marketing skills, promoting the exchange of thoughts and ideas. Speakers share their knowledge, successes and expertise in their business. Membership open to all local business professionals. Contact: Cliff Sorel, president, 704636-2255, LLAN (Leadership, Learning Advocacy, Networking) Third Tuesdays, first floor conference room, Gateway, Innes Street. Networking begins at 6 p.m., program at 6:30 p.m. Open to professional women interested in learning, leading and achieving life/work balance; for women leaders either self-employed or employed in business, education or non-profit organizations. Contact: Pam Cordts 704-6330917.


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Salisbury-Rowan Newcomers 10 a.m. third Wednesdays, Civic Center. Open to all Rowan residents for bridge, book club, dining out, garden club and informative programs. Contact President Carol Denhard 704-637-7072, or membership chair Maxine Dvoracek 704637-0627.

NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees) 1 p.m. third Mondays, RuftyHolmes Senior Center, 1120 Martin Luther king Jr. Ave. S. Membership open to federal employees, retired or currently employed. Refreshments served at each meeting. President: Ron Buffaloe, 704633-7599. Rowan Retired School Personnel 10:30 a.m. third Wednesday of September, November, January, March and May. RuftyHolmes Senior Center, 1120 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. S. Board meetings 10 a.m. second Wednesday of September, November, January, MArch, May, same location. Membership: Open to all retired school personnel, in state or out of state Dues vary depending on year of retirement. Affiliated with NCAE and NEA retired. Members of SRRSP receive all NCAE/NEA benefits. Membership/dues information: contact Carolyn K. Poteat, Treasurer, 704-278-2841.


Optimist Salisbury 7a.m. the first and third Tuesdays; Farm House Restaurant, Jake Alexander Blvd. Purpose: to serve the youth of Rowan County. Ongoing projects: Little League girls' softball, March of Dimes Walk America (pre-mature births), Respect for Law breakfast, Lake Waccamaw children's home and oratorical contest. Contact: John Hartpence-Secretary/Communications-704-6451273. Landis-South Rowan 7:30 a.m. second and fourth Thursdays, at Pat’s Catering, Kannapolis. Ongoing projects: sponsor Young Men’s Club with coordinator Ruth Johnson attending monthly meeting and other club members helping with activities. Support South Mountain Children’s Home, Lake Waccamaw Children’s Home, and contribute to Dime a Day and Half and Half to help club treasury and children’s cancer program. Contact Ruth Johnson, reporter, 704-932-7494.

Pilot Pilot of China Grove-Landis 7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, South Rowan Public Library. Goals: friendship and service, focusing on brain-related disorders and disabilities. The local club honors deserving individuals with the Jean Jordan Memorial Scholarship each year. For membership contact Sharon Saxon 704-857-4843. Pilot of Salisbury 6 p.m. fourth Thursdays. Community service organization, gives scholarships for outstanding Anchor at North Rowan High School and an all-county scholarship for Rowan-Salisbury Schools each year. Contact: Sarah Byerly, 704633-0976.

Professional Altrusa International of Salisbury 6 p.m. first Thursdays, Trinity Oaks, 728 Klumac Road. Worldwide volunteer service organization of executives and professionals dedicated to improving communities through service. Develops and funds specific service projects (the quarterly USDA Food Distribution) to meet community needs. Awards scholarships to deserving individuals and grants to non-profit organization in Rowan County. Contact: Nancy Mott, 704-6379561. Rowan County Human Resources Association 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. third Thursdays except July and August, Wrenn House. A chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) serves Rowan County area. RCHRA is an association of human resource professionals with practitioners at all levels employed by businesses in Rowan County. Provides HR professionals with networking and educational opportunities. The primary purpose of our organization is the development and improvement of all phases of human resource management in member companies throughout the community. Contact: Jill Rufty, president, 704-6375881. Salisbury Sales and Marketing Executives Association Inc. Dinner meeting 5:30-7 p.m., fourth Wednesday of each month at The Country Club of Salisbury. Networking organization,

Rotary China Grove 6 p. m., Tuesdays, Gary’s BBQ, China Grove; Visiting Rotarians welcome. Contact: Lewis Moose, 704857-5971. Rowan 7 a.m. Thursdays, Holiday Inn on Jake Alexander Blvd. Membership chairperson Jackie Harris, 704-633-1802. Salisbury 1-2 p.m. Tuesdays at the Rotary Hut, 300 W. Liberty St. Those interested in membership should contact Secretary Sonny Carpenter, 704-637-7477. Salisbury Rotary, PO Box 4092, Salisbury NC 28144.



PEOPLE issues in Rowan County. This includes developing strategies for improving conditions for older adults, advocating for older adult needs, and public policies to address them as well as the promotion of a “senior friendly” community. This organization will be strictly non-partisan and will not endorse or oppose candidates for political office in local, state or national races. Contact: Rufty-Holmes Senior Center at 704-216-7714. First United Methodist Church Seniors Second Tuesday, September through May at noon. Lunch, fellowship and program in fellowship hall for covered dish, or catered meal, or a specified local restaurant. Occasional day trips planned. Call church office: 704-6363121. Fun and Fellowship Fourth Thursdays Members: retirees of Second Presbyterian Church. Contact: Second Presbyterian Church, 704-636-0601. Joy Club 11 a.m. second Wednesdays, Trading Ford Baptist Church fellowship building, Long Ferry Road. Open to anyone in the community who is retired or not working. Contact: Trading Ford Baptist Church, 704-633-5986. Milford Hills Friendly Neighborhood Seniors 11:30 a.m. second Mondays, except June-August, Milford Hills United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 1630 Statesville Blvd. Covered dish meal each meeting, unless otherwise advised. Open to senior citizens who live in the community. Contact: Manie G. Richardson, 704-637-0163. Organ Church Community Senior Citizens 10:30 a.m. first Tuesday of each month, Organ Lutheran Church fellowship hall. Contact: Organ Church, 704279-3096. Rockwell Senior Citizens 10 a.m. first Thursdays, Rockwell United Methodist Church fellowship hall. Contact: Dowd Primm, 704455-2864. Rockwell Young at Heart 10 a.m. second Thursdays, Rockwell Civic Center. Contact: Beatrice Kluttz, 704279-3903. Salisbury Singing Seniors 3 p.m. Mondays. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center. For singers 55 and older. Contact: Floyd Bost, 704-6389469. Wesley Fellowship Third Thursdays at Trinity United Methodist Church, 416 East First Street, Kannapolis. All ages welcome. Contact: 704-933-1127. Young at Heart, China Grove 10 a.m. first Mondays, Langford Hall, First United Methodist Church, China Grove. Open to senior citizens of the area. Contact: Brenda Seamon, 704-857-6339.

Millbridge Ruritan Club 7:30 p.m. first Tuesdays. Meets at 490 Sloan Rd. or local churches. Meal served. Membership open to anyone 18 or older with application and approval by board of directors. Special interest Purpose: To serve the commuCarolina Artists nity, assist families in need, pro7 p.m. third Thursdays, City vide scholarships. Park Center, 316 Lake Dr. Contact Doug Patterson, 704Formed in 1990 by working 639-1541. doug@patterson- artists for the purpose of ing more opportunities for local artists to be recognized within the central Carolina community, dedSeniors icated to both teaching and learnAARP Chapter 4314 Meetings 1-2:30 p.m. first ing through development of eduThursday of each month at Rufty- cational arts programs. By hostHolmes Senior Center, 1120 S. ing shows and contests and through participation in commuMartin Luther King Jr. Ave. Offers a variety of community nity events, provide opportunities service, education, advocacy, for artists to exhibit and sell their leadership and fellowship oppor- works. Monthly meetings feature pretunities. Senior citizens age 50 and older are encouraged to at- sentations on art-related topics tend the informative meetings by artists. All artists at any level and join the local chapter. Annu- of expertise, art students, and al chapter dues are $3, prorated other individuals interested in proat $.25 per meeting remaining in moting arts in the community are the calendar year. Members do welcome to join. Dues $25 ($30 not have to be retired. Visitors after March 31.) 501(c)(3) Contact Janie Martin, presiare always welcome.. AARP is a non-profit, non-par- dent at or tisan organization for people 50 J. Carlton Lucas, didasko51@hotand over, and is one of the www.thecarolinaartist. largest membership organizations org. in the country; provides informaRowan Computer User Group tion, resources, advocates on leg6:45 p.m. first and third islative, consumer and legal is- Wednesdays, visit website for topsues, encourages members to ics and locations. serve the community. AARP’s Serving residents of Rowan mission is to enhance the quali- County with a common interest ty of life as people age through in ownership, operation, educainformation, advocacy and serv- tion and application of personal ice. computers and accessories that Each month a guest speaker plug into them. Yahoo Group inprovides timely, valuable informa- ternet site is open 24/7 for distion. Senior health and wellbeing, cussions, to gain advice, to give community involvement, and leg- advice as well as to buy, sell and islative issues and concerns are recycle all things computer relatpresented and discussed. ed. Meant to be interactive, inContact: Rufty-Holmes Senior formative and free to join and parCenter, 704-216-7714. ticipate. Council on Aging www.rowancomputeruserMeetings 1-2 p.m. fourth Thursday of each month at RuftyContact steve@rowancomHolmes Senior Center, 704-267Membership is open to any lo- 1371. cal adult interested in pursuing Eastern Rowan Saddle Club the objectives of the organization. 7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, clubPurpose: To educate, as well house off Old Beatty Ford Road, as to serve, as a voice on senior Rockwell. Membership $35 per

year, open to anyone interested in horses. President Richard Starnes, 704-279-1397. www.eastrowan English Speaking Union, Salisbury Branch Mission: Network of 77 local branches with members committed to promoting scholarship and advancement of knowledge through effective use of English in an expanding global community. Contact: John A. Larson, 704637-1532. Hillbilly Hiking Club Meets every Sunday morning, 8 a.m., Morrow Mountain State Park. A non-smoking, “non-prophet” outfit open to anyone interested in hiking for health. Contacts: Whitey-704-6402600; Wormy-704-857-0090; Willie-704-223-0576. Horse Protection Society of NC Inc. 10 a.m. second Saturdays members day work day with potluck luncheon followed by business meeting. Non-profit charity organization whose mission is to make world better place for horses through education, rescue and rehabilitation. Membership: $50 a year for family, $35 for single. Executive Director: Joan Benson, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove, NC 28023. Phone 704855-2978, e-mail Humane Society of Rowan County Meets quarterly. Annual dues $20. Volunteers and foster homes needed. Pet supplies, such as dog houses, dog and cat food and cat litter are needed for foster animals. 704-636-5700 (leave message and volunteer will return call). Information on spay/neuter shuttle, call 704-636-5700. Moms in Touch International Two or more mothers or grandmothers meet weekly to pray for their children and school. Open also to aunt or friend willing to pray for specific child. Contact: Barbara Hendrix, Rowan County area coordinator, 704-636-3869 or More information at Rowan County Anime Meetings: Normally 2 p.m. third Sundays at various locations. Purpose: To promote anime and manga in Rowan County, to educate people about Japanese animation and discuss upcoming conventions. Contact: 704-636-0049. ncrowancountyanime/. Rowan County Literacy Council 4 p.m.second Mondays for board of directors, Hurley Room, Rowan Public Library; announced meetings for volunteers and membership. Membership: Open to anyone in the community. $15 annual fee. Not-for-profit organization which provides tutoring to undereducated adults (age 16 and older) in reading, writing and life skills and tutoring in English to speakers of other languages. Also provides training for adults who wish to become tutors. Contact: 704-212-8266. rclc@rowancountyliteracycouncil.o rg. Rowan County Republican Executive Committee Second Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Rowan County Commissioners meeting room (second floor), Rowan County Building across from Salisbury Post. All registered Republicans invited. Contact: Greg Edds, 704-2025089 or 704-637-2777. Rowan County Republican Men’s Club First Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.breakfast, 9 a.m.-program. Ryan’s Steak House, Jake Alexander Boulevard. All registered Republicans invited, ladies welcome. Contact Mike Caskey, president, Crescent Republican Women Meets fourth Monday. 6:30 p.m. meal, 7 p.m. program. Gilligan’s Restaurant, Hwy 52, Granite Quarry. All registered Republican women and men invited. Contact: Sandy Yon at or 704-6373282. Salisbury Kennel Club First Tuesdays. 7 p.m., guests welcome. Oakridge Training Building, Old Concord Road. Salisbury Kennel Club is an all breed sanctioned club of the American Kennel Club. The objective of the Club is to further the advancement of all breeds of purebred dogs, to conduct dog shows and sanctioned matches under the rules of the American Kennel Club (AKC), and to carry on educational work of a nature that will popularize purebred dogs and encourage their registration and/or training. This club also promotes responsible pet ownership.

Throughout the year, SKC holds conformation training, obedience classes, Canine Good Citizen tests and weekend seminars. Guests and potential members are welcome to participate. Dues $3. Information and membership requirements: Stacy Williams, corresponding secretary, 704-857-1136,, Salisbury-Rowan Republican Women Meets third Thursdays. Membership chairman-Mary Messinger, 704-636-9019. Salisbury-Rowan Human Relations Council Fourth Thursdays, July-December meetings at Rowan Public Library, January through June meetings at City Council Chamber. Members appointed by City Council, County Commissioners and Human Relations Council. Hispanic Coalition: 5:30 p.m. first Mondays, City Hall, Wilson Lopez and Helen Leak. Covenant Community Connection: first Mondays, 5 p.m., Milford Hills United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1630 Statesville Blvd. Contact for multiculturalism training- 704-638-5217. President-Wilson Lopez. Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Guild The mission is to promote and support the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra and its music education opportunities. This mission is carried out through concert attendance, financial gifts, fund-raising events, supporting educational programs and promoting the symphony in the community. Membership is open to all. d.asp or 704-637-4314. Scottish Society of Salisbury 7 p.m. Third Mondays of the month at Rowan Public Library. Membership open to persons with Scottish heritage and persons interested in Scotland. Contact: 704-633-1294. South Rowan Alumni Association Third Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., at South Rowan High School. Contact: Patsy Parnell, 704857-5762, musicpat68@aol. com. South Rowan Y Service Club 6:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, South Rowan Y board room, dinner furnished. Open to anyone interested in the YMCA and the community. Contact: YMCA, 704-8577011. Goldmine Toastmasters Public speaking in a supportive group. Learn better listening and leadership skills. 8:30 a.m. Saturdays, Fairfield Inn, Kannapolis. Guests welcome. Contact: Phyllis Kombol, 704932-6328, People Growing Together Toastmasters 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays, PGT Industries, 2121 Heilig Road. Guests welcome. Membership open to public. Develop speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Contact: Tim Edwards, 704-

638-6000x35034 or Curtis Treece, 704-788-4343 or Yawn Patrol Zone Toastmasters 7-8:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, United Cabarrus Insurance offices, 832 Arbor St., Concord. Open to all adults interested in personal growth in the areas of public speaking, impromptu speaking, effective listening and leadership skills. 704-786-5244.

Veterans American Legion, Faith Post 327 7 p.m third Tuesdays. Ongoing projects: supporting youth most important Legion accomplishment in Faith, sponsoring or supporting Faith Elementary School, East Rowan JROTC, Boy’s State, Girl’s State, Student Trooper Program, Faith Boy Scout programs, Rowan American Legion baseball team. Commander L.D. Watkins, 704-223-0528. American Legion and Auxiliary, Harold B. Jarrett Post 342 7 p.m. first and third Mondays, Post home, Lincolnton Road; joint dinner served in dining room, followed by separate meetings. Ongoing projects: Legionaries and Auxiliary focus on Veteran’s Affairs & Rehabilitation, Americanism, Community Service, Children and Youth, Girls State and Boys State, oratorical competition, scholarship and education, baseball. Commander Mark Cauble. President Karen Barbee. Contact: 704-637-1722. American Legion and Auxiliary, Landis 146 7 p.m. second Thursdays, War Memorial Building, 410 N. Central Ave, meal served 6:30 p.m. $5 per person. Ongoing projects: pop tops for Ronald McDonald house, veteran’s affairs and rehabilitation, Americanism, community service, children and youth, Girls and Boys State, and Junior Trooper program. Auxiliary president: Martha Corriher, 704-798-3625. Post commander: Erik V. Culbertson, 704-855-1739. American Legion and Auxiliary Kennedy Hall Post 106 First Thursdays, 6 p.m. meal (legionairres and auxiliary combined), 7 p.m. meetings for both groups. 6250 NC Hwy 801 S. 704-278-2493. American Legion and Auxiliary, J.C. Price Post 107 7:30 p.m. second Wednesdays; 6:30 p.m. fourth Wednesdays executive meeting, Post Home, Wilkesboro Road. Auxiliary meets fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m. Auxiliary President: Moree Granford, 704-637-3579. Commander Mae Carroll, 704636-2950, OMaeCarroll@ Post home: 704-638-0160.


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Wife wants less — and Seeing like a child more — from in-laws W while I agree that spending time with them on your one free night is too much to do, every week, you counter their expectation by expecting them to offer additional child care for you. Your gripe might better be directed toward your husband, who you claim is indiscreet concerning your personal business. I agree that this is a problem. You will both have to establish boundaries with your inlaws, but you can’t remove yourself completely from their orbit, and he won’t establish these boundaries with them because he doesn’t think it’s a problem. Help each other find a compromise. He might have dinner with his folks one night most weeks (he is their primary interest), enabling you to spend time with all of them less often.

Dear Nauseated: If your spouse won’t tell you you have bad breath, then who will? It might be easier if you didn’t Dear Irritated: You seem fine feel this was so delicate. You are married to somewith your in-laws’ willingness to take care of the kids, and one who has a problem that af-

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MIA, VFW National Home, VFWPAC. President’s special projectNational Military Services-operation uplink, unmet needs and military assistance programs. Commander Gary Foster: 704637-0687. President Vickie Kotlarz: 704-933-8878. Military Officers Association of America, Central Carolina Chapter Meetings: Noon, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center,1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., second Monday of January, March, May, July, September, November. Membership is open to all currently serving, Guard and Reserve, former and retired commissioned and warrant officers of the uniformed services of the United States. Purpose: To provide services to members to contribute to college scholarship programs, to assist ROTC and JROTC units, and to promote patriotism and a strong national defense. Contact: David Lee, 704-6366650.

Salisbury. Book discussion group, 10:30 a.m. second Tuesday of each month, KoCo Java Coffee House, 329 N. Main St., Salisbury. Mission: AAUW addresses equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Contact: Brunetta Franklin, president, 704-7982574, China Grove Woman’s Club 7 p.m. generally last Monday of month, China Grove Community Building. Contact: Freda Richards, 704-857-5359. Rockwell Woman’s Club 7 p.m. fourth Monday, September through May. Rockwell Civic Center. Nell Tolley, president, 704-2792184. Salisbury Woman’s Club 11:30 a.m., second Wednesdays at clubhouse, 1237 W. Innes St. Purpose: to unite our members into a charitable organization of volunteers for the promotion of education, community service, fellowship, and leadership development. Contact: Angelia S. Bates, president,, 704-637-0045. Spencer Woman’s Club 7 p.m. second Thursdays, SWC Clubhouse, 101 Third St., Spencer. Open to women 21 years or older who live in or have an interest in Spencer. Must attend at least one meeting prior to filling out application to join. Dues $25 yearly. Contact: Alane Mills, 704-636-2889, 704-6362969, Salisbury International Woman’s Club 7-9 p.m. fourth Thursdays, September-June. Members act as hostesses with two cohosts providing snack foods and drinks. Membership: Any woman born outside the U.S. or whose husband was born outside the U.S. Purpose: To provide support and friendship to foreign women, and to share and celebrate other cultures. President Anna-Karin Goff: 704-278-0312, annakarin@

FROM 4E American Legion Miller-Russell Post #112 7 p.m. third Mondays, August through May at Legion Building, Rockwell. Commander John Tolley Jr., 704-279-2184. American Legion Junior Auxiliary Livengood-Peeler-Wood Unit 448, Granite Quarry 7 p.m. second Monday. Ongoing projects: Honorary Jr. Dept. President’s Project “Coins for Cards,” Operation Coupon program, Promoting the Poppy, Veteran’s affairs and rehabilitation, Americanism, community service. Junior advisors- Gina Starnes, 704-209-3173; Amy Cozart, 704279-0483. AMVETS Auxiliary 460 Meets second Thursday at AMVETS Post 460, 285 Lakeside Drive, Salisbury. 6 p.m. Margie Miller, president. AMVETS Post 565 Meets fourth Tuesday, 1400 N. Main St., China Grove. The Post sponsors Bingo each Thursday at 7 p.m. Membership is open to all veterans. Contact number: 704-7982036. Rockwell AMVETS Post 845 7 p.m. second Wednesday, dinner and business meeting. Post phone: 704-279-6812. General Allen Hal Turnage Marine Corps League Detachment 1096 9 a.m. first Saturdays, Ryan’s Steakhouse, 730 Jake Alexander Blvd. South Membership eligibility: currently serving or have been honorably discharged from service in the Marine Corps or Marine Corps Reserve for not less than 90 days. Also, U.S. Navy Corpsman who trained with Marine FMF units. Associate membership is through family affiliation with an eligible Marine or Navy corpsman. Contact: Arbe Arbelaez, 704633-8171. Ladies Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3006 7 p.m. meal, 8 p.m. meeting, second and fourth Thursdays, Post Home, 1200 Brenner Ave., open only to members. For membership eligibility, call 704-857-3005. Purpose: To carry out programs of Veterans and family support, hospital-VAVS, Buddy Poppy, cancer aid and research, Americanism, Legislative, community service, scholarship, youth activities, Patriot Pen, patriotic art, Voice of Democracy, POW-

• • • Dear Amy: This is a very delicate situation, but I need your help. My husband has really bad teeth. I knew this before we married, so it’s not a new situation. Even though his teeth are in terrible shape, if he brushes them like normal people his breath is at least acceptable. Unfortunately for me, he only brushes them once a day. In the past I’ve talked to him about brushing more often, and for a while he does, but he has gone back to the once-a-day routine. His breath is unbearable. What do I do? — Nauseated

Christian women’s groups Brunch Bunch, Cabarrus Christian Women 9:30-11:30 a.m. third Thursdays, Cabarrus Country Club, 3347 Weddington Road, NW, Concord. For details on complimentary nursery, call Peggy, 704-9322621. For brunch reservations, call Phyllis, 704-782-9654. Christian Women of Salisbury 11:30-1:30 third Wednesdays, Holiday Inn. Free nursery provided for preschool children. Reservations required: Loretta Burlyson, 704-855-4844 or Sue Grubb, 704-636-9162. Albemarle Aglow First Saturday at 10 a.m. at Pure Heart Family Church, 1926B Hwy 52 N., Albemarle. 9:45 prayer before meeting. Covered dish lunch after meeting. President Pattie Rudat, 704983-1197.

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Women’s organizations AAUW (American Association of University Women), Salisbury branch Meets 7 p.m. second Thursday of month, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, North Campus, Building 400, Room 4104,

fects you — and possibly people outside your household. His problem is fairly easily solved by more frequent brushing — unlike some people, who have chronically bad breath. You should tell him, “I know we talked about this before, but your breath is really strong. I really wish you would brush twice a day, honey. I can tell it makes a real difference when you do.” Make sure you have plenty of dental rinse and other supplies on hand. Help him to establish a healthier habit and let him know when he succeeds. • • • Dear Amy: A pastor wrote to you complaining about marrying couples using very young children as flower girls or ring bearers at weddings. The solution is for the church to develop guidelines that the minimum age for participation in a wedding is 4 years old. If this pastor doesn’t have guidelines, he certainly should prepare them. — RC Dillon

Dear RC: Preparing guidelines doesn’t mean couples will follow them, but I agree with your suggestion.

for a few minutes when I asked Jayten to tell me what he did NOT see. He studied for a while and said “I don’t see any cars or roads, I don’t see any houses, and I don’t see any electrical lines.” It was at that moment that I stepped up on my grandfatherly soap box and told him that he was exactly right. I told him that this is the way this country looked when Lewis and Clark came through here exploring a vast new land. He sat there for a few quiet moments, then looked at me with those big brown eyes and said, “Granddad, who is Lewis and Clark? Are they friends of ours?” I slowly stepped down from my soap box, got back on my horse and said, “We better go; Grandmother will be looking for us.” Then there was the time when Jayten and I were spending a Sunday afternoon together. We decided to take my old tractor out for a ride and maybe visit

some neighbors. As we were slowly riding along Jayten pointed toward the ditch where someone had thrown out a large bag of trash. With a bit of excitement in his voice he said, “Look at that, Granddad!” Once again I stepped up on my grandfatherly soap box and began to explain to him how there are those who have no regard or respect for God’s beautiful earth and don’t care how they treat her. I told him that when GOD created this earth she was a thing of beauty and we all must work hard to keep her that way. Remember the big brown eyes? Once again, he looked at me and said, “Not the trash, Granddad. Look at the butterfly over there.” Wouldn’t it be a wonderful world if we all could see past the trash and find the butterfly? Robert Dry lives in Rockwell.

Difference between introverts and extroverts comes after the party’s over BY LISA EARLE MCLEOD

The real difference between introverts and extroverts isn't social skills; it's about how you recharge your batteries. When most people think about extroverts vs. introverts, they often envision the stark contrast between the charismatic guy wowing the room with a rip-roaring joke and the awkward, quiet guy in wrinkled khakis blending into the fake fern in the corner. In reality, many highly skilled communicators are introverts who have learned to manage their energy. Introverts sometimes get a bad rap because people assume being introverted means that you can't communicate. But thats not true. Simply put, extroverts get their energy from other people, while introverts get their energy from being alone. It’s not about how confident and poised you are during the cocktail party. The true introvert vs. extrovert test is how you feel when it’s over. Introverts leave group gatherings needing to recharge. Extroverts leave fueled up and ready to hit the next one or, at the very least, debrief the entire evening with their spouse on the ride home. It’s a sliding scale. We all have our moments where we need to be alone or with others, but most of us tend to

fall on one side or the other. Introverts may not be as naturally inclined to connect with others. But introverts can become quite skilled at social banter and even speaking to large groups. Contrary to popular belief, extroverts don’t have an exclusive lock on being great communicators. We've all been the victim of a raging extrovert blathering on with a disjointed stream of consciousness, leaking irrelevant commentary out all over the place. An extrovert’s need to get some energy off others can sometimes blind them to how their message is being received. It can also keep them from giving the other person a chance to participate in the conversation. (Full disclosure, I'm a frequent perpetrator of this social crime.) Introverts face different challenges. For many introverts, the first hurdle is recognizing that you don’t have to be overtly charismatic to be a good communicator. When it comes to connecting with others, listening is one of the most important elements, and that's something introverts are often quite good at. Here are three things introverts do to take the stress out of communicating: 1. Schedule downtime. If you’re going to an important meeting in the afternoon, make sure you’ve got some alone time in the morning. Be

proactive about turning off your phone or shutting your door, whatever it takes to help you bring your best game to the important interactions. 2. Aim for 25 percent output. You don’t have to do 50 percent of the talking to hold up your end of a conversation. You can listen 75 percent of the time. Use the remaining 25 percent to respond to what the other person is saying or to ask questions, and you'll create a meaningful connection. 3. Practice in advance. Don't wait for a high-pressure situation to practice the art of engagement. Extroverts have been honing their skills for years. If you want to hold your own in a conversation, plan some good questions in advance. It may feel weird asking your dog what he does for a living and what he likes about it. But if you practice on Fido, you'll be more natural with humans. Introverts can be great communicators. You just have to be selective about how and where you expend your energy. • • • Lisa Earle McLeod is a conflict resolution expert and author of The Triangle of Truth: The Surprisingly Simple Secret To Resolving Conflicts Large and Small. She conducts workshops worldwide. Download free tips at

‘Witness Insecurity’ slated as spotlight film for this year’s Modern Film Fest A locally made movie, featuring Ed Asner, Meatloaf and Edward Furlong, will be a spotlight film for this year’s Modern Film Fest, held at the Gem Theatre, Kannapolis. The movie, “Witness Insecurity,” was partially shot in Kannapolis, using the Gem Theatre. “Witness Insecurity” was filmed in Kannapolis, Charlotte, China Grove, Landis, Lexington and Salisbury. The third annual Modern Film Fest will be held Sept. 30, Oct. 1 and Oct. 2 at the Gem Theatre. Eric Troyer, who wrote the novel that the movie is based on, is the producer of the film and confirmed that “Witness Insecurity” will participate in this year’s festival. Tickets for the screening of the film will be $4. For more information about Modern Film fest please visit In “Witness Insecurity,” Johnny Graham, raised by the Torino crime family after the death of his parents, is repeatedly torn between loyalty to his adoptive family and his conscience. When

Anthony Torino, the volatile way, he realizes that he’s heir-apparent, turns his not alone in this mission. deadly sights on the district attorney prosecuting him for the cold-blooded murder of his own cousin, Johnny is finally moved to act. Despite his role as family accountant, Johnny is quite the marksman. He convinces a reluctant Anthony into letting him eliminate DA Elizabeth Jones. Johnny’s plan to simply warn her instead is thwarted by the arrival of a pair of Torino family goons sent to supervise his first hit. The ensuing shootout leaves Elizabeth wounded, one goon dead, and Johnny arrested. Johnny rolls on Anthony and enters the Witness Security Program. Shortly after Anthony is arrested, he escapes and contacts his mole to get the locations of Johnny and the others who were going to testify against him. When Vince, Torino family hit-man and Johnny's lifelong friend, FLOWER SHOP, INC. shows at the sheep farm where Johnny has been hid504 N. Main St., Salisbury den away, Johnny finds himself once again scrambling to save the lives of those who have crossed Anthony, including his own. Along the


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Dear Amy: My husband and I both work full-time jobs six days a week (with overtime). My in-laws watch our children one day a week. My problem is that whenever my husband and I have a day off to finally relax together as a family, my in-laws will call and ask us to dinner or see what our plans are. I value the little bit of family time we have with our children, so I don’t feel like going out ASK to dinner with AMY my in-laws (it’s not fun with two toddlers). My husband and I disagree. He thinks I don’t like his parents, particularly his mother. That’s not true. His parents are very nice people, but I am a private person, and I do not think it’s necessary for them to know how much money we make, how much all of our bills are and what we pay for anything we buy (we are in good shape financially, but I feel it’s nobody’s business). Also, his mother calls him just about every day and acts like her 37-year-old son is 15. I don’t understand why we have to accommodate them all of the time. In fact, it would be nice if they would offer to watch the children one night so my husband and I could go out to dinner ourselves. I feel it is my husband’s obligation to have them back off, but he thinks I’m being an antisocial brat. I think I deserve to be a little selfish when it comes to spending time with my family. — Irritated in Idaho

hen I think of our grandsons, Robert III (Trey), 11 years old; Jayten, 10; and Harley Mason, 7, I believe that it is Jayten who thinks a little deeper and is a little more in touch with Mother NaROBERT ture. DRY Don’t get me wrong — they are all hunting, fishing, horse-riding, tree-climbing, snake-handling, rock chunkin’ boys, but Jayten just has a way. A couple years ago Jayten and I were horseback riding along Fox Mountain road near Love Valley. I have a favorite spot on top of a hill where I like to stop and enjoy the spectacular view. It’s a great place to cool off and think about things or just be in touch with God. We had been sitting there




Winter WonderlandBall at the Meadows in Rockwell


For the Salisbury Post

ometimes, things just seem to snowball, and winter is the perfect time to experience the “snowball effect.” That’s just what happened when Becky Eidson, activities director at the Meadows of Rockwell, had the desire to have a formal dance for the residents. The snowball began to form when Becky happened to mention this to Meadows volunteers, who happen to be Rockwell Civitans. At the next meeting of the Rockwell Civitans, the group agreed to sponsor the event. The date was set for Tuesday, Jan. 18, a regular meeting night for the Civitans. More snowballing took place as the Civitans volunteered to furnish food and divide tasks. The Winter Wonderland Ball was beginning to “roll into shape.” Civitan Woody Weddington, dressed in tuxedo and tri-cornered hat, served as “Town Crier” and paid a visit to the Meadows one evening, proclaiming that all residents were invited to the first ever Winter Wonderland Ball. The snowball grew as Rockwell Rural firefighters agreed to be the “handsome dates” for the evening. These firefighters knew Becky all too well. She had recently lost her husband, Lloyd, and the firefighters had often responded to her home due to his health problems and sometimes for hers. They knew her “up close and personal.” So far, the snowball was gaining speed, but real snow storms blowing through the area were beginning to hamper travel to various locations to secure necessary items. Formal wear was needed and so was music! Well, Pamela Ripley, the owner of Puddle Jumpers — a large consignment store in Rockwell — came to the rescue, loaning a few dozen dresses. As soon as the dresses arrived at the Meadows, the halls began to buzz. Residents were giddy as school girls trying on prom dresses! The snowball was beginning to stall as local musicians were busy that evening. Retired educator Curtis Treece, founder and owner of Sunset Celebrations, said he was available. He would only charge a minimal fee to provide music, and he would even bring a disco ball! Dr. Dwayne Robertson also agreed to make a musical appearance. Civitans transformed the dining room at the Meadows into a winter wonderland. Rockwell Casket Company loaned the sheets of fiberfill so Civitans could create snow for the Winter Wonderland. Becky devised a festive area for photo opportunities. Several hours before the ball, men and women paraded through the halls in their finery. Meadows staff and some family members helped with hair and makeup. Some Civitans pinned on boutonnieres and corsages while others prepared food and “champagne” punch. Family members of the residents were also available to lend extra hands where needed. Meadows owners and founders Louise Ketner, Roy and Geraldine Staton were present for the event, too. Where were the firefighters? Well, as luck would have it, they had a fire call! So Civitans doubled as escorts, with 92-year-old Civitan the Rev. C. P. Fisher announcing the residents as they entered. A little later, the Rockwell Rural firefighters showed up in their dress uniforms to the shouts and cheers of the crowd. They wooed the crowd with their insistence to find “dates” with whom to dance. There was plenty of dancing, whether it be slow, fast or just a good ol’ “chicken dance.” The age range of those present was from 19 to 90-plus, and everyone happily ate and danced together. At the end of the evening, when it came to giving DJ Curtis Treece his check for the services he had rendered, he said, “I need to do more of this kind of thing. Don’t give me any cash or check. What a wonderful experience. I’ve had my pay for the evening!”


Hazel Dabbs reacts to a spin while dancing with Rockwell Rural firefighter David Dunn at the Winter Wonderland Ball at the Meadows of Rockwell.

Capt. Chris Nelson dances with Mary Lou Drye.

Wayne Smith and Debbie Eidson dance.

Photos by Jon C. Lakey, Salisbury Post

Christy Trexler and Jesse Bowman take a turn on the dance floor.

Wayne Smith and Debbie Eidson dance at the Winter Wonderland Ball at the Meadows of Rockwell.