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Ken Clifton, an instructor at rowan-Cabarrus Community College, explains how micro-inverters turn direct current into alternating current, which is used to deliver power to his home. Clifton makes about 80 percent of the electricity at his home through the solar panels, evacuated tubes that heat water and biomass to power the furnace.

RCCC instructor saves a lot of green by going green have been phenomenal. “It works so well I decided to install another one,” he said. “We en Clifton has already are pretty close to a zero carbon generated enough solar footprint.” energy to power more Now, Clifton’s home has two than 3,600 light bulbs or 1,200 solar arrays each made up for 12 computers for a day. photovoltaic panels and 12 miBy powering about 80 percent cro-inverters, which convert diof his home with solar energy, he rect current into the alternating believes he has also offset his current used in homes. carbon footprint by about 2,000 The solar panels have shaved pounds, the equivalent of plantabout $60 a month off his utility bill, ing 24 trees and saving 106 galand he anticipates that figure doulons of gas. bling during the summer months. And, that’s just the tip of the And Clifton’s other environiceberg. mentally friendly initiatives It’s only been about three have already been saving him semonths since Clifton, a computrious green. er-technology instructor at Since 2007, Clifton has been Rowan-Cabarrus Community heating his home with a biomass College, installed his first solar furnace that burns corn kernels. Solar panels sit near playground equipment in the backyard at Clifton’s array at his home on Hartman See POWER, 12a home on hartman road. Road, but he says the results BY SARAH CAMPBELL


Fitness course commemorates fifth-grader’s life BY DAVID FREEZE For the Salisbury post

CHINA GROVE — Caleigh Tutherow was a fifth-grade student at China Grove Elementary until last May, when she died from liver disease. But her memory will continue at the school, thanks to a series of fitness stations known as “Caleigh’s Course.” It was dedicated in her honor on Monday. Caleigh was remembered as a happy person who enjoyed being with other students and playing with friends. She was loved by her family and especially her dog, Phoenix. Caleigh was helpful in class and eager to learn. She was a determined child, ready and willing to go after what she wanted. She was especially proud to be in the chorus and had been featured in newspaper articles about the chorus. Her love of shopping, especially for shoes was well known. Her favorite footwear was lace up boots and tennis shoes. Caleigh bravely faced her chronic illness issues. She was active in the Landis Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of China Grove, attending often with her grandparents. To commemorate her, the Rowan

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More than 600 people gathered for Monday’s memorial service. County United Way and the Day of Caring provided the materials and labor for the physical fitness course. United Way volunteers from the Men’s Group at Milford Hills Baptist Church donated their time over several weeks to construct the cours. Team members included Dennis Simms, Dennis Butler, Dean Fields, Charlie Christmas, Kirby Ad-

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cock and Matt Butler. Jenny White, China Grove Elementary School Principal, addressed the group at Monday’s ceremony, which included 609 students, faculty, staff, volunteers and family members. She asked students to remember Caleigh and to think of her as they use the fitness stations. White also

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thanked the volunteers who completed the project. “We are glad to do what we can in the schools, especially something as meaningful as this project,” said Jackie Harris, United Way campaign director. “Many of our projects consist of things that the schools can’t afford to do themselves. Through Day of Caring funding, these students will be able to enjoy this area for years to come.” Dennis Sims, project leader of the Milford Hills Baptist volunteers, added, “This was our third year working on Day of Caring, but the first time we did a project like this. We are not finished yet, and we look forward to adding a sign to commemorate Caleigh’s life.” White asked Caleigh’s family to join her in the fitness area. Caleigh’s mother, Michelle Collins, and her grandparents, Charles and Sylvia Collins and Clifford and Norma Tutherow came forward. Caleigh’s brother Invictus, also a student at China Grove Elementary, cut the official ribbon opening the area for use by the students. “Caleigh would have liked all of this. It is very nice what the volunteers did. It will keep her memory going. She was wonderful,” Michelle Collins said.


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EAST SPENCER — The East Spencer Fire Department has been suspended from providing medical responder service after a county inspection revealed faulty and missing medical supplies. The suspension was effective immediately after a routine inspection Thursday by the Rowan County Emergency Services Department. Fire Chief Shane Cranfield said the department should be restocked and ready to provide medical service again by the end of this week. Emergency Services Director Frank Thomason said the inspection uncovered “several deficiencies,” including an inoperable automated external defibrillator, “grossly deficient” advanced airway supplies and the absence of mandatory over-thecounter medications. “There are number of these different inventory supply items that

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House must go, board members say Commissioners want to sell county-owned house to clean up property BY KARISSA MINN

As the county continues to clean up a 250-gallon fuel oil spill outside a rental home it owns, county commissioners are renewing calls for it to sell off property it does not need. The Rowan County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted at its meeting Monday to sell the home and to accept an offer to buy another county-owned property. Last month, a fuel oil tank leaked its contents at a Sloan Park house owned by the county. County Manager Gary Page recommended that the board declare the house — but not the land it sits on — as surplus property. During the past 30 days, the county has been in the process of cleaning up the site by disposing of contaminated soil. After the one-story house is sold and moved, the remaining soil underneath it will be hauled off and the lot will remain vacant. “The best thing we could do with the property would be to sell the house and let it be moved to another piece of property,” Page said. “If we leave the home in place, we have issues with how to get the fuel oil out of the soil under the home, and then we’re still trying to rent the home.” Page said after the meeting that the total cleanup cost is uncertain, but it likely will be between $50,000 and $75,000. By selling the house, Page said, the county would gain about $15,000 in revenue and avoid the $50,000 cost of removing contaminated soil from underneath it. It also would avoid paying $4,000 for asbestos abatement, which would be required if the house was burned. Commissioner Carl Ford said he visited the site and thinks Page’s recommendation is the best option.

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Hood Seminary will hold a memorial service Friday in memory of Canon Lawrence Mbuwayesango of Zimbabwe and in honor of his daughter, Hood faculty member Dean Dora Mbuwayesango. The service will be held 4 p.m. Friday in Hood’s Chapel at 1810 Lutheran Synod Drive. A reception in the Students’ Lounge will follow the service. Mbuwayesango, who died Jan. 4, worked as a teacher in several Anglican (Episcopal) mission schools (1958-1968) before being trained as a priest for three years at St John’s seminary, Lusaka, Zambia (1968-1970). He was an ordained minister in the Anglican Church of the Province of Central Africa MBUWAYESANGO (1971) and later became a Marriage Officer. He served in several capacities and different dioceses of the Anglican church. Memorials may be given to Hood Seminary for support of the HIV/AIDS Ministry in Zimbabwe that Canon Mbuwayesango cared for deeply.

Warnings expanded on eating fish CHARLOTTE (AP) — North Carolina health officials are expanding their testing for toxic chemicals and officials in Mecklenburg County want warning signs posted for fishermen. The Department of Public Health will increase its look for unsafe levels of PCBs in waters that will probably include the Catawba River. Last month, high levels of

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One lane of Copperfield to close briefly City of Concord Wastewater crews will install a 6-inch sewer line Wednesday to serve the new medical building under construction at 1090 Copperfield Boulevard. Crews will use a directional boring method, which will minimize damage to the road. In order to safely accommodate the project, the outside northbound lane of Copperfield Boulevard will be closed across from the construction site from about 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., weather permitting. All other lanes of Copperfield Boulevard will remain open. The public may contact Mark Colangelo, Utility Services Coordinator in the Wastewater Department, at 704-920-5339 or for more information.

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LANDIS — The town and YMCA hope to bring adventure to southern Rowan by opening up walking and hiking trails, camping and much more at Lake Corriher. The town of Landis has for some time been discussing what outdoor activities it could offer to residents in an untapped area. The board received a presentation Tuesday from South Rowan YMCA staff and volunteers at its board meeting. In 2008 and 2009, through the United Way Day of Caring, volunteers cleared a trail and built a bridge that connects the lake to the YMCA property and to available parking. Town Manager Reed Linn said in January the board wants to offer something other towns can’t offer — wilderness recreation. Features of the wilderness area will include walking and hiking trails, camping and fishing, as well as canoeing and kayaking. In August the town discussed plans for turning an existing lake house into an office where people could buy fishing permits and other daily lake/park passes. Aaron Crowe, Y aquatics and fitness director, said the idea was originally presented about five years ago to the board to do something with the area. Crowe said the bridge leads you to the lower lake and leads to the trails. They’ve been in talks with the cross country teams from both South Rowan High and Carson High about using these trails for practice and meets. David Freeze, who is involved with the United Way Day of Caring and the Salisbury Rowan Runners, spoke about the work it took to clear


Granite Quarry selects contractor for flood prevention work BY MARK WINEKA


GRANITE QUARRY — The Board of Aldermen awarded a $279,021 contract Monday night for work aimed at alleviating flooding problems on Brookwood Drive. The contract will go to Horsepower Site Services of Charlotte, the low bidder. The second lowest bid came from Lynn Thomas Grading of Polkton, the contractor that did Granite Lake Park. Others bids included WP Contractors, $326,700; Bullseye Construction, $338,599; Carolina Siteworks, $358,067; and Concord Builders, $372,711. Voting for the low bid were Mayor Pro Tem Bill Feather and Aldermen Jake Fisher and Eloise Peeler. Mayor Mary Ponds and Alderman Brad Kluttz could not attend Monday’s monthly meeting. The board also approved the merger of the town’s Parks and Recreation Committee with its Community Projects and Events Committee. The new 12-member body will be called the Parks, Events and Recreation Commission, and it is expected to meet every month. Both groups supported the merger, and members of each body held a joint meeting to discuss the issue. “It was a good meeting that night,” Peeler said, “and everybody seemed to want that combination.” The new commission will have a chairman and co-chairman, with the co-chairman becoming chairman every two years. In other business, the town board: • Heard from Town Manager Dan Peters that revenues are running 5 percent to 7 percent behind in the 2010-11 fiscal year, due to lower-than-anticipated collections in sales and vehicle taxes. Meanwhile, the town’s spending was running about 3 percent ahead of where it was targeted to be through Jan. 31. Peters has put town departments under a spending freeze. Another concern in 2011 could be the county’s revaluation, Peters added. Granite Quarry has been told its property valuations could be 3 to 5 percent behind last year’s valuations, he said. • Approved a budget amendment for the Fire Department, reflecting a $251.82 donation from the Fred’s discount store. • Proclaimed February as Black History Month. Contact Mark Wineka at 704-797-4263.

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enny Hogan was one of four brothers who played sports. All had talent, but Denny was special. It was apparent very early. His dad James played ball with the boys and was instrumental in their love of sports. Mike, the oldest was a baseball and basketball star. He eventually earned a scholarship to Pfeiffer University for basketball. Pinky played basketball and baseball, entered the military and eventually played on some very good softball teams. Ralph, the youngest, was a talented Little League baseball pitcher and shortstop before pursuing other interests. Denny starred at South Rowan in baseball and basketball in the 1960s. He was good enough to earn all-state honors in both sports, and once scored 65 points in a single high school basketball game. Football didn’t enter the mix because dad James didn’t want them to play. Denny did sneak off once to try out for the junior high team, and was injured on the first day of practice. The injury required 40 stitches, so football didn’t come up again. Denny Hogan learned early that basketball was Hogan his favorite sport, but others paid more attention to his baseball. He played shortstop for Coach Lope Linder at South Rowan, and for one year had brother Mike beside him at third base and brother Pinky in left field. Hogan remembers sharing pitching with top pitcher Tony McGalliard, who used up his arm since there was no innings limit. Hogan was good enough to be the one of the youngest players ever to play American Legion baseball at age 13. He played his first two years at Kannapolis, before joining Coach Joe Ferebee with the Rowan County team.


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Denny Hogan takes a swing while playing on the Howard’s Furniture softball team.

Denny Hogan goes fishing with his grandsons At age 16 and accompanied by his dad, Hogan went to Dillon, S.C., to meet with New York Mets officials. They offered more than $7,000 as a signing bonus. Hogan’s dad refused and held out for more. He felt that another year or two of big numbers would attract an even better contract. That contract would never come because Hogan ruptured a disc shortly thereafter. He laughingly blames wife Renee for

missing his chance to play professional baseball since they were high school sweethearts. At the time, industrial softball was on the rise in the Landis area. Corriher Mills sponsored a powerful team that regularly competed against the other best teams in the state. Hogan joined the team at age 18 in 1968 and played there along with brother Pinky for four years.

East Spencer gets clean audit BY KARISSA MINN

EAST SPENCER — The Town of East Spencer was presented with a clean financial audit Monday for the first time in years, according to the mayor pro tempore. “I’ve been here nine years, and this is the best one we’ve gotten yet,” said Alderman Phronice Johnson. “We’ve always had some findings. I’m ecstatic.” For fiscal year 2010, Allred and Carrick, CPAs, gave the town an unqualified opinion, which means that to the best of their knowledge, the financial statements reflect the town’s books and records. Though East Spencer is facing difficulties in some areas, Eddie Carrick said, the town is maintaining a fund balance and spending conservatively. “You actually had more revenue than expenditures by $330,000 in the past year,” Carrick said. “That was very good, especially in today’s economy.” He said compared to last year, expenditures were down about

$120,000 in the general fund and were decreased in every department. Property tax revenue remained steady while sales tax revenue decreased, and total revenue was nearly $1.5 million. Carrick said the numbers were not as good for the water and sewer fund. Revenues trailed expenditures by more than $122,000. “As far as water and sewer goes, maybe tough decisions will have to be made for the well-being of the town,” Carrick said. “You’re going to have to look at all the options and get creative.” At the end of the fiscal year, the unreserved fund balance for the general fund totaled about $196,000, or 19 percent of total general fund expenditures ($1.3 million). “For once, this town is finally going in the right direction,” Johnson said after the meeting. “We have money in the fund balance for once... Even with the shortfalls it looks like we’re having, there are


The team disbanded and Hogan was recruited by Richard Howard from national powerhouse Howard’s Furniture out of Denver, N.C. Howard’s assembled the very best softball players from around the country, regularly flying to tournaments all over the U.S. Howard’s Furniture was coached by Bobby Lutz, father of former University of North Carolina at Charlotte basketball coach Bobby Lutz Jr. The younger Lutz was the team’s batting practice pitcher. When Hogan first joined the team, Lutz Jr. pitched to Hogan and was surprised that base hits flew off his bat one after another. Upset by the apparent lack of home run power, Lutz Jr. shouted to his dad, “What did we get him for?” Howard’s was a Major Open softball team and the players were considered professionals. Emphasis was placed on ability to hit home runs, even by the best defensive players.


Cabarrus puts sales tax vote on the commissioner agenda BY HUGH FISHER

CONCORD — Faced with choosing between a tax increase or cutting services, the Cabarrus County Commissioners took the first step Monday toward letting taxpayers decide. They voted unanimously to put a referendum on a quarter-cent sales tax on the agenda for their Feb. 21 business meeting. If the referendum passes that night, voters could go to the polls as early as May to decide the issue. “The general public needs to decide what to pay for and how to pay for it,” Commissioner Liz Poole said. A little more than a year from now, property tax values in Cabarrus County will be reassessed based on recent market conditions.

Because of the recession, overall property values across the county are expected to go down about 9 percent. Updating commissioners on the revaluation process, Chris Ferris of the county’s tax department said some homes in good neighborhoods may go up in value. Many more will go down. That means that property tax rates would have to be raised just to keep the same amount of money coming in — a “revenue-neutral” tax increase. If that happens, some property owners might end up paying less each year in taxes, even with a higher tax rate. Commissioners are poised to adopt a spending freeze, no matter what happens with tax rates.

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ALBEMARLE — Robert Eugene “Bob” Lefler, age 77, of Highway 73, passed away on Feb. 6, 2011, at Stanly Regional Medical Center. Born in Stanly County, on Dec. 25, 1933, he was the son of the late Houston Alexander Lefler and the late Lula Sides Lefler. He was a Ranger for Boy Scouts of America and a member of Salem United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Navy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Carrie Harwood Lefler, in 1995; second wife Betty Almond Lefler; and a sister, Lillian Lisk. He is survived by his son, Robert “Robbie” Lefler, Jr. and wife Myra of Albemarle; daughter Debra Dianne Nash of Stanley; sisters Ramelle Burleson, Betty Drye and Joyce Roberson, all of Albemarle; grandchildren Bradley Nash, Chris Nash, Amy Culp and Beth Lefler; three greatgrandchildren; and special friend Emma Morton of Albemarle. Visitation: The family will receive friends at Hartsell Funeral Home, Albemarle, on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. At other times, the family will meet at the home of his son, Robbie, 622 Edgemont St., Albemarle. Service: The funeral will be in Hartsell Funeral Home's Lefler Memorial Chapel on Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. Jacqueline Tookey will officiate. Burial will be in Stanly Gardens of Memory with military honors conducted by Stanly County DAV, Chapter 12. Memorials: Hospice of Stanly County, 960 N. First St., Albemarle, NC 28001; or Salem United Methodist Church, 20987 N.C. 73 Hwy., Albemarle, NC 28001. Online condolences may be made at

KANNAPOLIS — Ruth Hodge Lee, 66, of Kannapolis, passed away Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Born Nov. 4, 1944, in Watauga County, she was the daughter of the late Mamie Carlton Hodge and Carl Isaac Hodge. A graduate of Salisbury High School, she also graduated from Rowan Technical College with a degree in Business Management. Self-employed, she drove a flag car for mobile homes, from where she retired. She was a member of Hill Side Baptist Church in Hickory. Survivors include her husband, James Lee of the home; son Michael Alvin Miller (Donna) of Salisbury; daughter Cynthia Meacham of Salisbury; stepdaughter Mary Beth Goodman (Tony) of Salisbury; stepsons Kenneth Lee of Jonesville, S.C., and Michael Lee of Salisbury; 15 grandchildren; and 16 greatgrandchildren. Visitation and Service: Visitation is 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8 at Lyerly Funeral Home. The service will begin at 3 p.m. in the James C. Lyerly Chapel, with the Rev. David Crump officiating. Burial will follow at West Park Baptist Church, 715 W. Park Drive, Rockwell. Memorials: Lyerly Funeral Home, P.O. Box 279, Salisbury, NC 28145 to help with funeral expenses. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Lee family. Online condolences may be made at

ROCKWELL — Micheal Dwayne Burleson, 58, of Kannapolis, passed away on Feb. 5, 2011, at home in Rockwell. Micheal was born May 18, 1952 in Jacksonville, Fla., son of the late Mr. Lowell Burleson and Blanche Troutman Burleson. A 1970 graduate of East Rowan High School, he worked for Schaefer Interstate and Fuchs Systems as a Mechanical Designer. Micheal was of the Lutheran faith and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He loved riding motorcycles, going to the beach, listening to music and watching Sci-Fi Movies. Micheal is survived by his companion of 15 years, Betty Yates of Rockwell; nephew Ryan McGinley and wife Kelly of Raleigh; niece Misty Burleson of Rockwell; and sister Becky Wilson of Rockwell. Service: The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9 at the Powles Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Elder Hector Chrest. Burial will follow at St. James Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation: The family will receive friends Wednesday, Feb. 9 from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. at Powles Funeral Home. Memorials: May be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Powles Funeral Home is assisting the Burleson family. Online condolences may be made at

CLEVELAND — Mr. David Lee Cuthbertson, Sr., age 58, of Cuthbertson Road, passed Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center Salisbury. Arrangements are incomplete. Services are entrusted to Hairston Funeral Home, Inc.

SALISBURY — Mrs. Terra Susan Goodin, 62, of Cromer Road, passed away Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at Carolinas Medical Center-Northeast in Concord. Born on June 26, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Charles Tarlton and Jennie Mabel Biggerstaff Tarlton. Educated in Rowan County schools, she was a member of Phaniels Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for the four-year-olds. Mrs. Goodin retired from Food Lion after 20 years of service. She enjoyed camping and loved her family very much. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Dale Tarlton, in 2004. Surviving her are her husband, Douglas K. Goodin, to whom she was married for 35 years; daughters Shelly Wrights of Woodleaf, Jenny Stirewalt of Salisbury, Lori Stallings of Amity Hill, Barbara Morris of Salisbury and Lanett Follenius (Daniel) of Linwood; grandchildren Brandi, David, Derek, Jared, Juli, Jessica, Cliff and Benjamin; four great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Penny Tarlton; and niece and nephew Leann and Eric. Visitation and Service: The visitation will be on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove, with service Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Phaniels Baptist Church with Revs. Mike Taylor and Zach Sizemore, ministers. Burial will be in church cemetery. Memorials: May be made to American Breast Cancer Foundation, 1220B E. Joppa Road, Suite 332, Baltimore, MD 21286. Online condolences may be made to the family at


owner and this team. Throughout his tenure as a professional softball player, Hogan won 37 most valuable player awards, made 30 all-world teams, and was named player of the decade for the 1970s. He is enshrined in the American Softball Association, National Softball Association and United States Slow-pitch Softball Association halls of fame. Two memories bring big smiles to Hogan’s face. Once at a home run contest in Greeley, Colo., he was chosen as a last-minute replacement for teammate known for his home run power. The announcer called Hogan “the man who is not supposed to be here,” and kept referring to him that way each time Hogan took his turn at bat. Hogan won the competition. At the Petersburg, Va., World Tournament, Mizuno was just making its name known as a softball glove maker. After being honored once again as MVP, Hogan laid his hand on a form and was rewarded shortly thereafter with a brand new glove with his name and MVP stamped into it. Hogan once played 14 straight back-to-back games after losing early in a tournament. There were no rest breaks, and during the last game, Hogan collapsed from exhaustion and dehydration. He recovered in time to make another all-tournament team. Hogan had been the only player to play in every game. At another tourna-

ment in Cleveland, Ohio, he played in front of 15,000 fans. Denny, Renee and Tony Hogan all remember the fun atmosphere of traveling with the team. “It was a good Christian environment, and there was no drinking while in uniform,” Renee said. “The team all gathered at the hotel pool for church services on Sundays.” Her only regret, she said, is that “I wish our daughter Teka could have been a part of it all.” Hogan retired from Major Open Softball at age 33 when it became hard to keep his family on the road. The family opened a Western Steer Steak House in Kannapolis. Today, Denny and Renee Hogan revel in their kids and grandchildren. They attend games and other events. Grandson Gunnar just signed a baseball scholarship with Catawba College, and will continue his baseball career after finishing at Carson High School this spring. The Hogans got to see a lot of the country and enjoyed life because of Denny’s athletic ability. Nothing would suit Denny Hogan better than for all of his grandchildren to find the same level of success that he did. He doesn’t care if they find it as athletes, but if they do, then it will be just fine with him. Hogan might offer a tip or two, but he’ll do that too when the boys want to go fishing. Either way, Denny Hogan is still making memories.

Hogan remembers Howard’s playing 300 games in roughly 26 tournaments annually. Famous world-class players surrounded Hogan. Names like Bruce Meade, H.T. Waller, Burt Smith and Don Arndt followed Hogan, who served as the team’s leadoff hitter. Originally, Hogan didn’t play shortstop for the team but acquired the position when he proved his ability to hit and play defense. During the week, when the team wasn’t playing, Hogan had to hit 100 softballs daily. After joining the team, his weight went from 165 to 285, yet he still played shortstop, the most skilled position on the field. His philosophy was, “Catch the ones hit at you, then go hit!” Howard’s played in nearly every state, usually starting down south in the cold weather and working north. Hogan doesn’t remember playing in Alaska, Hawaii, or Washington, D.C. If the games were less than eight hours away, the team drove; if more than that, they flew. Families usually went along. In fact it was encouraged; Howard’s paid the expenses for them too. Hogan’s son Tony spent time as the team batboy, and wife Renee made most of the trips. If traveling by car, the caravan had a uniformed highway patrolman as the lead driver. Such was the clout of the

Blueberry research update Feb. 17 at Research Campus KANNAPOLIS — Mary Ann Lila will present an update on blueberry research Feb. 17 at the N.C. Research Campus. Lila, director of N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute, will present “Berries: Stressed for Success” from noon to 1 p.m. at Restaurant Forty-Six in Kannapolis. The event is free (lunch not included) and open to the public. Reserve a seat at the forum by today. Send an e-mail to During the informal gathering, which will include rep-

resentatives from the Research Campus and other organizations, Lila will share nutrition information and research updates on blueberries. Her presentation is part of a monthly administrative forum developed as a networking event for professionals and businesses who work with, or are interested in working with, the Research Campus. Lila’s research focuses on three areas: studying healthenhancing compounds in blueberries and other berries, isolating phytochemicals that counteract malaria, and work-

ing with scientists and students from around the world to explore natural products for biomedical use. The Plants for Human Health Institute’s goal is to pioneer a shift in the way the American public views and uses plant food crops — not merely as a source of nutrients but as a resource for components that protect and enhance human health. The Research Campus forum takes place on the third Thursday of every month with a featured speaker. Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704-797-4264.

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Thomas H. Alcock, Jr. SALISBURY — Thomas H. Alcock, Jr., 86, of Salisbury, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Born June 9, 1924, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late Thomas H. Alcock, Sr. and Josephine Franklin Alcock. Educated in Chicago public schools, he was a graduate of William Howard Taft High School. Mr. Alcock served in the United States Marine Corps as a sergeant during World War II in the Pacific Islands. He later worked as a salesman for Stein L. Bogen Jewelry Company for 10 years. He served on the Chicago Police Department as a police officer for 30 years. Mr. Alcock was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and was also a lifelong member of the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police. As a proud resident of Oak Park Retirement Home, he was known as “the Mayor.” He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Rose Alcock, whom he married May 21, 1949. Survivors include children James M. Alcock and wife Wendy of Salisbury, Thomas P. Alcock and wife Bernadette of Denver, Colo., and Nancy E. Weber and husband Tom of Salisbury; grandchildren Matthew Daniel Weber of Atlanta, Ga., Courtney Lynn Martin and husband Jeff of Salt Lake City, Utah, Cpt. Shawn Thomas Alcock, USAF, and wife Santana of Clovis, N.M., Jaime Nicole Alcock of Salt Lake City, Utah, Kevin Thomas Weber of Charlotte, Erin Rose Alcock of Denver and Brian Patrick Weber of Charlotte; and great-granddaughter Madison M. Alcock. Service: Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 10) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church celebrated by The Most Rev. Peter J. Jugis. Inurnment will follow at the U.S. National Cemetery with military honors. Memorials: May be made to Faithful Friends, P.O. Box 3097, Salisbury, NC 28145. Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Alcock/Weber family. Online condolences may be made at

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KANNAPOLIS — Wilhelmina “Willie” Register Collins, 81, of Kannapolis, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at Transitional Health Services. Willie was born March 24, 1929 in Columbus County, N.C., a daughter of the late Raleigh P. and Lizzie Puckett Register. She was a longtime area resident and member of Truth Temple, Kannapolis. She served as House Parent to many children at the Church of God Orphanage in Kannapolis for over 20 years. Willie was a devout Christian and a great cook. She was a loving and devoted mother of five children, grandmother, great-grandmother and mother-in-law. She will be dearly missed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bolton Collins, in 2001; and nine brothers and sisters. Willie is survived by her son, Tommy Arnette (Constance) of Mount Pleasant; daughter Joanna Jane Washington (Joe) of Rockwell; daughter Hilda Boswell of China Grove; son Alton “Chris” Arnette (Sandy) of Kannapolis; and son Dale Arnette of Kannapolis. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister Verna Gray Goodman of Landis; and brother Edwin Register of China Grove. Service: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9 at Truth Temple in Kannapolis with Rev. Garland Faw officiating. Burial following at Carolina Memorial Park. Visitation: The family will Robert 'Steve' Forrest receive friend at Whitley's GASTONIA — Mr. Robert Funeral Home 6-8 p.m. TuesStephen “Steve” Forrest, 70, day, Feb. 8. At other times, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at they will be at their respecGaston Memorial Hospital. tive residences. Memorials: Memorial conHe was born March 6, 1940, in Salisbury, a son of the late tributions may be made to Charles Vaudrey and Daisy Humane Society of Rowan County, P.O. Box 295, SalisLee Griffin Forrest. Steve was a retired execu- bury, NC 28145. Online condolences may be tive vice president of Southern Specialty Printing in Gas- left at www.whitleysfuneraltonia, having served for 37 years. Steve is survived by his Mary Alice Lapish daughter and son-in-law, RocMOCKSVILLE — Mary Alca Lynn and Ryan Chariker of ice Lapish, 57, of Mocksville, Charlotte; son Eric Stephen died Feb. 5, 2011. Forrest of Belmont; and She is survived by her grandchildren Tyler Charik- daughter, Angela Loman, and er, Garrett Chariker and Eri- her mother, Martha R. Lapish, ka Brooke Forrest. both of Mocksville; two brothIn addition to his parents, ers, James Lapish Jr. of Yadhe was preceded in death by kinville and Vance Lapish of his brothers, Don and Jim Salisbury; and three grandForrest. children. A service to celebrate Memorial Service: Feb. 9 Steve's life will be held at a at 4:30 p.m. at A Storehouse later date. for Jesus in Mocksville. Condolence messages may Memorials: A Storehouse be made online at www. for Jesus, P.O. Box 216, Mocksville, NC 27028. McLean Funeral Directors Graham Funeral Home in of Gastonia is serving the Mocksville is assisting the family of Mr. Forrest. family with arrangements.

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FROM 3a the trails to make them “more defined,” including getting help from Landis Public Works Department. “There’s still more work to do,” Freeze said. Crystal Karriker, who is on the YMCA board of managers and has volunteered hours helping to clear trails, talked to the board about an event they’ve been planning for September called Down & Dirty Adventure Run. The event is a 4-mile run with obstacle courses, some in the mud. She said events like this are up and coming in the sports world. There are similar events like this in other parts of North Carolina and beyond. Karriker participated in an adventure run in Atlanta called Muddy Buddy. The Down & Dirty event will feature two-person and four-person teams as well as JROTC teams of four members. Children as young as 5 can participate in a Dirt Dobber Kids Fun Run.

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In other business The Landis Board of Aldermen also: • Called for a public hearing in March to hear from people in favor or opposed to three recently annexed properties to discuss zoning recommendations. The board first discussed annexing the properties at its November meeting and held a public hearing for the annexation the following month. All of the initial annexations requests were made via petition by the property owners. The first property is 1.568 acres near the intersection of Highland Avenue and Airport Road, which is owned by Gary Moss. The property is divided into three sections — part is in Landis, Rowan County and Kannapolis. The owner asked in November that all parcels be included in the Landis town limits. The second property is .18 acres at North Main Street and North Central Avenue, which the town owns. The property was donated a number of years ago by Bob Phillips. The third property sits at West Round Street and South Valley Street. The property, which is 1.6 acres, is partially in Landis and Kannapolis and is owned by Terry Griggs. • Issued a reminder of its budget retreat. The retreat is set for March 12 at 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at town hall, 312 S. Main St.

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Kannapolis Fire Department receives $368K in FEMA grant The Kannapolis Fire Department has been awarded a $368,820 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to replace its records-management system, as well as install mobile data terminals in all apparatus and vehicles. The city will match $40,980, bringing the total investment in new equipment and software to $409,800. The new records-management software will better integrate with the software used by the Kannapolis Police Department. The mobile data terminals also help enhance communication between fire apparatus, police vehicles and the 911-dispatch center. “Having new records management software and mobile data system will improve firefighter knowledge in the field tremendously,”

said Kannapolis Fire Chief Ernie Hiers. “When fire personnel leave the station, they also leave behind their database of information. By implementing this system, the fire personnel carry this wealth of knowledge with them.” These technological improvements will improve the fire department’s response times and will reduce the verbal communications between dispatchers and rescuers. This will enable fire offices with the KFD to concentrate more on strategies and tactics and less on maps and radio communication. The FEMA grant comes out of the Assistance to Firefighter’s Grant program. The KFD has used this program in the past to help fund the creation of a hazardous-materials team.

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AUDIT FROM 3a some positive things happening here in East Spencer.” Also at Monday’s meeting, aldermen: • Heard from Patrick Kennerly of SalisburyRowan Utilities about its utility billing arrangement with the town. Kennerly said part of why water bills have been so high in East Spencer is because of leaky pipes in the system. The town is charged for the lost water, and that cost is passed on to residents. But recent repairs made to the system have begun to reduce the amount of leakage, he said. Johnson said she knows residents are concerned about their water bills, and the town is working on bringing them down. • Discussed with Town Attorney Jeff Morris the ad-

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In addition to the race, there will be camping opportunities, a kayak race later that same day and possibly a bonfire or move night. The Saturday event will be a grand opening. “We’ve been excited since it started. People around us are getting excited,” she said. Interest in the trails and bridge access to the lake has increased, she said. Town Attorney Rick Locklear expressed concern over some exposed roots on the trails. He asked if there was a plan to eliminate some roots so that it wouldn’t harm the trees. Karriker and Freeze told him they are working on some of the roots, but that these are the types of trails runners, including the school’s cross country teams, run and hike on. “We can take out some entrenched roots,” Freeze said. He added that some of the roots have been exposed because of four-wheeler riders. Four-wheelers are not allowed on the trails as are all other motorized vehicles.



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Meet Patriot Guard Riders This is an excerpt from “Military Mom,” a community blog by Shelia Shue Sammons about the day-to-day issues of being a military family. Her son is serving in the Navy. n several blogs I have mentioned the Patriot Guard Riders; I would like to tell you a little more about them. They are a fairly young organization, many folks view them as just a “bunch of bikers” who wear leather, are tattooed and ride around on motorcycles; this, however, is far from the truth. How did it all begin? It all started back in early August of 2005 with the American Legion Riders Chapter 136 from Kansas. They were appalled to hear that a fallen hero’s memory was being tarSHELIA SHUE nished by a religious group SAMMONS who was protesting at military funerals. Members were appointed, a committee was formed and a battle plan put in place to combat Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church. When they heard that the WBC was going to protest at the funeral of Sgt. John Doles in Chelsea, Okla., they established a mission statement, which included getting the families’ permission and contacting law enforcement and other motorcycle groups in Oklahoma. They agreed that their ultimate goal was to get veterans and motorcycle organizations involved in every state so that each state could handle the situation internally and not rely on other states to do the job. They were very successful in mustering riders to honor Sgt. Doles and limiting the intrusion by the WBC. I don’t usually discuss religion; everyone is entitled to their own beliefs and customs. My son and many before him fight for our freedoms; religion is one of those freedoms. Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church, however, are unlike any Baptist church I have ever had knowledge of. They picket funerals of fallen military, holding signs that say, “God Bless IED’S,” “Thank GOD for Crippled Soldiers.” The military is not the only group they picket. They boast on their website, their picket count has now reached 45,034 to date. They also have a banner that reads, “GOD sent the shooter to Arizona.” They are entitled to their beliefs, as I am entitled to mine. I will boldly say I think anyone who would target a funeral of any kind and chant and sing, while holding very hurtful signs, purposely bringing more hurt to a family who is already suffering so greatly, needs to step back and take a long hard look at themselves. I will also say that I think they totally overlooked the scripture in the Bible that says…..JUDGE NOT! If you read up on the Patriot Guard Riders, you will find articles on how they shielded the families from the protestors, many times with their flags and bodies and, yes, sometimes by pulling their motorcycles up, revving up their motors and drowning their songs and chants out. It is the practice of the Patriot Guard not to communicate with the protestors; this would simply bring more hurtful remarks, so they just simply block them. They do not get paid to do this; every mission they undertake is out of their own pockets. If there is a death, they respect the family’s wishes. If the family wants them, they will be there! Do you have to have a motorcycle to be a part of the PGR? The answer is no. You can arrive in your “cage” as my little buddy CHEWY says, which by the way means your vehicle. Also you don’t have to have long hair, wear leather or have a tattoo; many of the PGR don’t. That is a big misconception! You do, however, have to abide by the code, which is being respectful, follow the family’s wishes and most of all have a patriotic heart. Folks need to realize the motorcycle rider is much like the American cowboy. The leather pants worn by the bikers are much like the chaps the cowboys wear. The bandanna around the neck basically serves the same purpose for the motorcycle rider and the horseback rider. So why is the biker judged so by his clothing? I have never understood this.



Spc. michael Hill of Salisbury, center, kneels with other members of his squad in the temporary mess hall in northern Iraq. Hill received many care packages from Salisbury around Christmas that he shared with others. ‘It really means a lot,’ he says.

From Iraq, with thanks Salisbury soldier says troops grateful for support BY ELIZABETH COOK

ore than 6,400 miles away in Al-Guwair, Iraq, U.S. Army Sgt. Michael Hill knows people back home in Salisbury have not forgotten him or other members of the Armed Forces. He has scores of letters and care packages as proof. Home recently for a twoweek leave, Michael made a trip to the Post to express his gratitude. He was listed last year in Letters from Home, a Salisbury Post feature that included addresses of more than a dozen local members of the military serving far from home at Christmas. “Between the packages and letters for Christmas, I don’t know how I’m going to thank everyone,” Michael says. He holds up his fingers to indicate the size of a stack of letters — 6 inches thick. So consider this a thank-you from Sergeant Hill and the members of his unit, who also benefited from the bounty. The support from home means a lot, Michael says. He heard from people he didn’t know and people he hadn’t heard from in a long time. He even heard from his sixth-grade technology teacher, Leigh Graham, he said. “They really do make it easier on us when we know we’ve got support back home.” People sent food and snacks, knitted toboggans, hand warmers, homemade cookies and canned goods. He shared with everyone, in-


cluding some of the Iraqis. “They don’t have the things we have,” Michael says. “ They’re very appreciative.” Someone sent him a Snoopy that played “Jingle Bells,” which he gave to an Iraqi soldier and told him to give it to his children. “He cried when I gave him that,” Michael says. The 25-year-old has been in the Army almost four years and says it’s been his passion since Hill stands guard at his base. He would like to serve in Afghanistan second grade. He is the son of also, he says. ‘That’s where the fight is.’ Randy and Terri Hill. His dad, uncle and granddad all served in the Army. “He always played Army,” mother Terri says. And she has supported that dream, sending him home-baked cookies and supplies and suggesting the Post publish his and other soldiers’ addresses. Americans need to support their troops year-round, she says. This is Michael’s second tour of duty in Iraq; he’s in Bravo Company in the 1st Calvary Division. With sights set on a military career, he would like to go to Afghanistan or Special Forces. “That’s my job, that’s where the fight is,” Michael says. “Gosh — oh, law,” Terri says, tears coming to her eyes. Hill shares a smoke with two Kurdish soldiers, called ‘PeshGoing to war affects the men merga’ or ‘those who face death.’ U.S. troops work with the and women in uniform who Peshmerga and Iraqi soldiers and police. serve the United States — and their families, too.

About this page: ‘In service’ In photo at left, Hill poses with a small Christmas tree, stacks of boxes nearby. In photo above, he and Joe Becker pose with more boxes from supporters back home.

Stories about local members of the Armed Forces, veterans and other topics will be published periodically on the “In service” page. If you have news or a story idea to contribute, please e-mail to or call Editor Elizabeth Cook at 704-797-4244.

A Carson High School student suffered minor injuries in a wreck on her way to school Monday morning, the N.C. State Highway Patrol reported. Deanna N. Reiniger, 16, was treated at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast in Concord. Reiniger was driving her Toyota Corolla east on N.C. 152 about 7:15 a.m. when she rear-ended a Nissan Pathfinder, pushing that vehicle into a Mustang, Trooper C.M. Agner reported. Reiniger’s car sustained extensive damage to the front end, and Reiniger’s air bags inflated in the wreck, Agner said. Heavy damage was reported to the Pathfinder, driven by Peter Vaeth, 18, and light rear-bumper damage was reported to the Mustang, driven by Shelby Pregler, 19. Vaeth and Pregler were not injured badly enough to be taken to the hospital, Agner said. The three-car accident happened in a 45 mph school zone several hundred feet from the entrance to Carson High School. Rieniger was cited for failure to reduce speed.

DENVER (AP) — Catawba County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the deaths of three people found in a home near the Denver community. Investigators think a man shot and killed his wife and their 14-year-old daughter before killing himself. The victims were identified as Ricky Wheeler, his wife, Angela, and daughter, Samantha. Deputies responding to a 911 hang-up call from the home looked through a window and saw the couple on the floor. Officials say Ricky Wheeler and Samantha Wheeler were pronounced dead at the scene. Angela Wheeler was taken to Carolinas Medical Center where she later died. Deputies say there were indications of an argument. Several counselors were at Mill Creek Middle School on Monday, where Samantha Wheeler was a student.

Fire burns family out of apartment CONCORD — The Concord Fire and Life Safety Department responded to an apartment fire on Lincoln Street Sunday at noon. One adult and four children escape without injuries. When firefighters arrived at 322 Lincoln St., there was heavy smoke. Firefighters had the fire under control within 10 minutes, a press release said. Six fire units responded with a total 23 fire personnel. The estimated damage to the structure was $25,000. The occupants of the apartment are receiving assistance from the American Red Cross. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina is already getting noticed for making the delivery of health care more efficient, but more innovation is needed so the state’s aging population lives healthier and longer, Gov. Beverly Perdue said Monday at a forum organized by political mentor Jim Hunt. Speaking on the first day of the annual Emerging Issues Forum at the Raleigh Convention Center, the Democratic governor said the state must be prepared as graying baby boomers age and out-of-state residents move to North Carolina for retirement. Seventy-one of North Carolina’s 100 counties will have more people over 60 than those under 17 by 2030, compared to just 37 counties today, she said. “That is a huge, huge demographic and social shift for North Carolina,” Perdue told a luncheon crowd. She said the debate on how best to provide health care, particularly treatment of chronic disease, won’t go away. “It pushes our health care to the limits if you have hypertension, diabetes, strokes, heart disease — the top killers in North Carolina — you see them in the senior population.” Perdue talked about efforts to reduce the morbidity rate among older citizens for longterm chronic disease, saying she and state Health and Human Services Secretary Lanier Cansler can point out $1.5 billion in the state budget for such treatment. On another health care development, the 2010 federal health care overhaul, Perdue told reporters after her speech she didn’t know whether she would veto a bill moving through the GOP-led Legislature that attempts to block a requirement in North Carolina that citizens buy health insurance or face a penalty.

HOUSE FROM 1a “I hope this teaches us a lesson to stay out of the real estate business,” Ford said, “and to get out of most of what we have now except for what we need.” Commissioner Jon Barber agreed, saying he has been wanting to bring up the issue in the board’s planning retreat, which was rescheduled for 1 p.m. Feb. 16. “We need to start thinking about a strategy of divesting ourselves of a lot of countyowned property that we really do not need,” Barber said. Chairman Chad Mitchell added, “we never had ‘landlord’ in the job description of the county manager.” Some of the oil also got into a well on the property, which Page said shouldn’t affect surrounding properties but would not be healthy for ten-

In the State Legislature Budget balancing: Republican legislation that seeks several hundred million dollars to help narrow a projected $3.7 billion gap for North Carolina’s budget next year has received final Senate approval. The Senate voted 31-16 in favor of a plan that directs Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue to locate at least $400 million in cost savings throughout state government. The measure also would take about $140 million from reserves and other pots of money. Democrats voting against the measure complained the bill takes $75 million from Perdue’s incentives programs and a tobacco trust fund at a time when government should encourage private-sector jobs. The chamber approved a Republican amendment that preserved $4.7 million sitting in a cancer research fund at UNC Hospitals. The bill now goes to the House. State of the State: Gov. Beverly Perdue is scheduled to deliver her biennial State of the State address to the North Carolina General Assembly on Valentine’s Day. Spokesmen for House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate leader Phil Berger confirmed that Perdue will be invited to the Legislative Building for the speech at 7 p.m. Feb. 14. Perdue also mentioned the date at a speech in Raleigh. The governor also told attendees at the Emerging Issues Forum that she expected her two-year budget proposal would be released later next week. Governors usually provide some sneak peeks to their spending proposal in the speech. Introduced in the House: • H48, to reduce spending by eliminating statewide standardized testing inn the public schools except when it’s required by federal law or as a condition for a federal grant. Sponsors: Reps. Bryan Holloway, R-Stokes, and Hugh Blackwell, R-Burke. • H45, to allow the use of risk-based remediation to accelerate the cleanup of contaminated industrial sites to limit human and environmental exposure to safe levels. Sponsors: Reps. Mitch Gillespie, R-McDowell; Bill Cook, R-Beaufort; and Pryor Gibson, DAnson. Introduced in the Senate: • S41, a resolution commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ronald Reagan. Sponsor: Sen. David Rouzer, R-Johnston. Around the statehouse: North Carolina Boy Scouts were honored at the Legislative Building for providing more than 300,000 hours in service projects last year, well above the 100,000 hours the Scouts promised Gov. Beverly Perdue they would perform. The Boy Scouts presented their annual Report of the State at a news conference Monday morning. The House and Senate later Monday approved resolutions honoring their service and Tuesday’s 101st anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. Rep. Justin Burr, R-Stanly, and himself an Eagle Scout, presided over the House when the chamber approved its resolution. Associate Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby spoke from the House floor on behalf of the Scouts. On the agenda: • Several House Republicans will hold a news conference today to discuss a bill they’re filing that is designed to place new restrictions of repeat offenders for driving while impaired convictions. The measure is called “Laura’s Law,” named after a Gaston County teenager killed in a car accident last summer. A motorist charged in her death had multiple impaired driving convictions at the time of her death. • A Senate judiciary committee scheduled debate today on a House bill that attempts to block a requirement in the 2010 federal health care overhaul law North Carolina that citizens buy health insurance or face a penalty. The measure also would direct Attorney General Roy Cooper’s office to enter a lawsuit challenging the federal law. Overheard: “We’re creating uncertainty and precisely the wrong message when we should be creating certainty.” — Sen. Josh Stein, D-Wake, speaking in opposition to a Republican-penned bill that seeks to generate carry-over money for next year’s budget shortfall in part by taking money from a pair of economic incentives programs Stein said the measure would make it more difficult for Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue’s administration to recruit firms to North Carolina. ants there to use. The county 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. Page said the family who had rented the house from the county for years has been reimbursed for rent and relocated to a privately owned rental property. Also at Monday’s meeting, the board unanimously accepted an offer of about $84,800 by the Southern Preservation Co. for the old post office building at 110 West Innes St. The total 2010 value of the property is $88,000. The board voted in September to start the upset bid process by accepting an initial offer of $50,000, and the process has been ongoing until the final offer was received Jan. 7. “That’s one more piece of property off the county


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In other business Rowan County Commissioners also: • Reappointed Jerry Rowland as the county tax administrator for a term of up to one year beginning July 1. Commissioners said the term is short because Rowland plans to retire soon. • Approved the purchase of two ambulances for the Emergency Services Department for $260,000. • Awarded a service sidearm to Retiring Master Deputy Rick Walters.

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roposals to limit the terms of the state’s legislative leaders have some strong populist appeal, but the details could prove tricky. How short a leash should be imposed on the House speaker and Senate president pro tem, and should the limitation come through a change in the rules or by a constitutional amendment? Fulfilling a Republican campaign pledge, House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate leader Phil Berger both say they favor capping the number of consecutive years someone can hold the top two posts. This comes after Democrat Marc Basnight served nearly 18 years as Senate president pro tem. Before pleading guilty to corruption, Jim Black served seven years as House speaker, although the Democrat shared power with co-speaker Richard Morgan during two of those years. Currently, both positions are elected at the beginning of each biennial session, serving for two years. The issue isn’t simply about tenure but the temptations of political power. While the speaker and president pro tem preside over legislative business and appoint committee members, the non-constitutional perks can be just as important. They typically wield considerable influence over party politics, including fundraising and campaign support. While there’s something to be said for continuity and familiarity with protocols and rules of order, limiting leadership terms would also limit the temptation to consolidate and abuse the power vested in key positions. “If people stay in power long enough they do things to just stay in power — even the best of us — and that’s the wrong reason to be doing things,” Jane Pinsky with the bipartisan North Carolina Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform told the Associated Press. “Speaker Black did end up doing things strictly to stay in power, and that’s wrong.” As for what the limits should be, Berger previously has suggested a four-year term. Others have suggested eight, on par with the two terms a governor can serve. It’s worth noting that for most of the modern legislative era, until the mid-1970s, N.C. House speakers served only a single legislative session, and it was rare for a president pro tem to serve more than two terms. The legislature functioned just fine under that system. Although some have argued a constitutional amendment is the best way to make a permanent change, it’s much simpler for the two chambers to change the rules themselves, without a statewide referendum. Of course, an even better way to achieve the limits would be lasting political parity that prevents either party from treating leadership positions as their personal fiefdoms.


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ichelle Obama was just trying to be nice. Nobody told her that saying something about barbecue in North Carolina always unleashes a bunch of crazy talk from a lot of people who have strong opinions. But only a few of them know what they are talking about. In case you missed it, Mrs. Obama made a short statement about Charlotte to mark the city’s selection as the site of the 2012 Democratic Convention: “Charlotte is a city marked by its Southern charm, warm hospitality and an ‘up by the bootstraps’ mentality that has propelled the city forward as one of the fastest-growing in the South. D.G. Vibrant, diverse and full of opMARTIN portunity, the Queen City is home to innovative, hardworking folks with big hearts and open minds. And of course, great barbecue.” It was that last line that got all the tongues wagging. There was a race to be the first to say that Mrs. Obama had it all wrong, because Charlotte, the critics assert, is not a barbecue town. Even the Charlotte Observer jumped in to respond, rudely to her, writing, “Huh?!?!” The Observer says that Mrs. Obama may “know a lot about haute cout[u]re in Chicago, but she doesn’t know hushpuppies about Charlotte’s culinary scene.” Not so fast. I am no barbecue expert. But I did find out a few things about our state’s favorite food doing research for “Interstate Eateries,” my little book about home cooking places near the big highways. First, there is a lot more to North Carolina barbecue than the Lexington and Eastern styles that you hear so much about. I love both kinds and would go out of my way to stop at Wilber’s in Goldsboro for the Eastern or Lexington #1 for classic Lexington style. But the Democratic visitors to Charlotte next year will not have to travel so far to get a variety of good pork cooked over smoking coals. In fact, the Old Hickory House Restaurant in Charlotte is one of the favorites I included in my book. As far back as I can re-


member, I have enjoyed watching and smelling the meat cooking on a brick oven inside the restaurant. Although the chopped red barbecue in heavy tomato sauce that they serve is not exactly Lexington style, the Old Hickory style is plenty good enough for Mrs. Obama to brag about. If some Democratic convention delegates and barbecue fans are still not satisfied with Charlotte’s offerings, they can find a wide variety of good eating just off the Interstates in the smaller towns that circle Charlotte. For instance, Lowell (Hillbilly’s), Gastonia (R.O.’s and Kyle Fletcher's), Mooresville (Lancaster’s), Statesville (Carolina), and China Grove (Gary’s and Porky’s). Here is another thing I learned: Most North Carolinians’ favorite barbecue is the kind of barbecue they grew up eating. It is for me, too. I grew up in Mecklenburg County and played football at North Meck with Tommy Oehler, whose dad made a name for himself cooking pigs for the Mallard Creek Church fundraising barbecue event each fall. Mr. J.W. Oehler Jr. also built a pretty good catering business on the side. I got to eat a lot of his product, but never enough. So for me the best barbecue in North Carolina is on the northeast side of Charlotte. On the fourth Thursday in October, every politician for miles around comes there to the Mallard Creek Church Barbecue just for the chance to shake hands with some of the more than 20,000 people who drop by to enjoy the fellowship and eat what they believe is Charlotte’s, North Carolina’s and the world’s best barbecue. If some of the Democratic convention visitors want to sample the product, they can contact Donnie Oehler (Tommy’s brother), who caters and hosts private parties in a big barn near the church’s barbecue site. Now that this argument is settled, North Carolinians can go back to debating less important things like school assignments and funding, the state budget crisis, health care, video poker and who has the best basketball team in the conference. • • • D.G. Martin hosts UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Bookwatch,” which airs Sundays at 5 p.m.

Emily Ford’s Feb. 5, 2011, article on extending Rowan County Airport dismissed some important concerns. I would hope they will be addressed in the near future. While debilitated trailer parks and a line of duplex rentals, with even more under construction, straddle Airport Road, there are a couple of stable housing developments that have been around since the ’70s that may well suffer drastically to benefit Food Lion and a few other corporations ... and oh, yes, the county’s coffers. I would like to see some interest in evaluating the effect this project will have on our property values in Kings Forest and adjoining developments. — Charles Hughes Salisbury

Uplifting service Thank you for the wonderful article “Parable on Park Avenue.” After reading the article about the Park Avenue Methodist Church, we visited the worship service this past Sunday. We found the congregation very friendly, and we felt very welcomed at the church. The message was equally fulfilling and left us with hope and encouragement. This is a great church, and we encourage all to attend a service and see for yourself. — Dr. Jim Duncan and Dr. Linda Duncan Salisbury

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Free speech takes a beating in Egypt EW YORK — The turmoil in Egypt has been a lesson in the fragility of a right we so often take for granted: To speak. It also has been a reminder to those who deride the “lamestream media” as the enemy, traitors and worse that many members of that maligned tribe are also very brave. A list of journalists who have been assaulted, beaten, harassed and arrested in Egypt since demonstrations began would consume the balance of this column. They include attacks on CNN’s Anderson Cooper, KATHLEEN as well as reporters and photographers from Fox PARKER News, The Washington Post, The New York Times and numerous other publications and broadcast organizations from around the world. The attacks have been well-organized and strategic, suggesting something more than an organic eruption from the street. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), founded in 1981 to protect press freedom and journalists, has added its voice to those asserting that the attacks were arranged by Hosni Mubarak’s government. Mohamed Abdel Dayem, CPJ’s Middle East and North Africa program coordinator, reported Wednesday that “the Egyptian government is employing a strategy of eliminating witnesses to their actions. The government has resorted to blanket censorship, intimidation, and today a series of deliberate attacks on journalists carried out by pro-government mobs. The situation is frightening not only because our colleagues are suffering abuse but because when the press is kept from reporting, we lose an independent source of crucial information.” Outrage that journalists are being targeted has been appropriately expressed by various heads of state, including President Obama. Attacks on journalists are nothing



Associated Press photographer Khalil Hamra holds his head after being injured during clashes between anti-government demonstrators and their pro-government supporters in Cairo last week. new. Five have been killed already this year, including one Friday in Cairo. Since 1992, 850 have died in the line of duty. Of those, more than 500 were murdered with impunity, according to CPJ. Another 145 journalists are in prison worldwide for the offense of reporting. What is new to most eyes are these real-time attacks on people we know. Watching Katie Couric being harassed and shoved by a crowd of angry men in Cairo was especially jarring. Our little Katie? Make no mistake. Perky Katie is also brave Katie. For journalists, there’s no adrenaline rush like Being There. There’s something in the constitution of those who sign up for Journalism 101 that makes them want to be part of the action but also to do something of value. The bias so many recognize in the media is, among other things, a bias toward the underdog, whether that’s an unwed mother or an oppressed people. That government thugs want to silence reporters in Egypt is understandable. The camera is focused on the powerless masses who want to unseat their

pharaoh. This is to say that those reporters who put their boots on the ground go willingly. I’d wager that every reporter confined to a cubicle at this moment wishes he or she were there, even if they are also quietly grateful to be safe. It isn’t only to be where the action is but also to bear witness to history and to the eternal human struggle to be free. It is rare to get to see our constitutional rights (and responsibilities) so starkly displayed or to have the courage of our convictions tested, if only vicariously. The Egyptian people are brave, too, but it is their fight. Another lesson: Democracies have to emerge from the passions of their own constituents. Freedom may be God-given, but, like life, it has a gestation period and is usually born with much pain. Afterward comes nurturing through the conscientious exercise of human will and institutions yet to be conceived. Fundamental to this process, as our own founding fathers understood, is the freedom to gather and to express oneself. Every day we tolerate posers, pundits and porn along with klanners, clowns and clambering ninnies for the greater good of a free society where no one gets his head bashed for speaking truth to power. Not so lucky are the hundreds or thousands of Egyptians who have suffered blows (or death) as they have sought their own route to liberty. Reporting from Cairo, New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof tells of a carpenter named Mahmood who had needed medical treatment seven times in 24 hours. His arm was in a sling, his leg in a cast, and his head was bandaged. He was going back for more. Kristof was “awestruck” when Mahmood told him: “I’ll fight as long as I can.” We should all be so awed — not only by the Mahmoods, but also by the Kristofs. • • • Kathleen Parker’s e-mail address is



How not to get stuck with student loans pay student debt after you graduate. • The minute you sign that student loan, begin to make monthly interest payments. Yes, I know you are not required to make any payments until six months after you graduate, but that is the foolish way to go. Unless you have a subsidized loan (rare these days), interest begins to accrue the minute you sign the paper. When you’re not paying, that accrued interest is added to the principal, so next month you’ll be accruing interest on the interest. That is called “compounding,â€? and it’s a killer when you are the borrower. I think the word “avalancheâ€? should give you a visual illustration of what can happen. By making the small interest payments from the get-go, you’ll keep things under control. • The minute you graduate, begin making your scheduled payments. Don’t wait for six months, and do not look into forbearance or deferment, even if you think you might qualify. Delaying only makes the pain of repayment

worse. Infinitely worse. Come up with your own three-year payment plan, not the lender’s 30-year plan. • Do not buy a new car. Do not rent a fancy apartment. Do not do anything that would increase your debt load while you are carrying student debt. Do not believe you are entitled to a life of ease because you’ve just spent four years as a starving college student. You are not. In fact, you may need to consider moving back home to keep your cost of living low. Once freed of the debt, you’ll be able to get on with your life. If this all sounds scary, consider this alternative before you start borrowing money to pay for college: Opt for community college for the first two years. You’ll get the same basic general education courses that you’d take at a university, but for a fraction of the cost. Work as much as you can in those first two years to save up to pay for your last two years at a fouryear college or university. That’s how you avoid student loans for life.

Dear Amy: I’m 25 years old, and I’ve happily been with my boyfriend for the last six years. We moved in together last February and took on a roommate. Originally, it was to be my partner and me, but the third person needed some roommates. I knew she was a lonely character before we signed our leases, but we had a lot in common and got along great. T h i n g s have changed (surprise). She is very ASK needy and has AMY formed a dependency on my boyfriend that has strained my relationship with him. Before this, most of our arguments consisted of minor bickering, but we were pretty open with one another. What can I do? I’ve tried speaking to him, but it usually turns into a shouting match in which he accuses me of jealousy and insecurity. Please help. I’m beginning to feel like the third wheel in my own relationship. — Lonely Girlfriend Dear Lonely: In interpersonal relationships, the triangle is the most challenging dynamic. The relationship with your boyfriend should be the primary relationship for both of you. Your roommate’s loneliness and neediness should be your shared and mutual annoyance. If this roommate gloms on

to your boyfriend, your status as third wheel will change if you take an active role in establishing some primacy. What I’m suggesting is that you will feel a lot better if you tell her, directly and simply, to take a step back. Dear Amy: A recent letter in your column about disclosing a past relationship has prompted me to finally broach this sensitive topic. I am 62 years old. My husband died 13 years ago. After his death I entered into a relationship and was left with an STD (herpes), which I have now had for 10 years. At this time in my life I feel I would like to have a relationship. I would like to spend my golden years with someone. My best friend and my doctor tell me that a person should disclose the STD only after love is very apparent and, of course, before sex occurs. I have been looking at singles websites, and some profiles come right out and say “no STDs.� Surely the protocol hasn’t changed where you are expected to disclose an STD right upfront — has it? I am mortified about this idea, as no one else knows my secret but also petrified to start a relationship knowing I have “terrible� news to share eventually. Please help me. — Alone but Alive Still Dear Alone: You should disclose your STD before — but not immediately before — you intend to have sex. This is not the sort of thing you should talk about when you are feeling sexual, but when you are

thinking sexual. If you find someone you are interested in creating a romantic and sexual future with, this is a conversation best held after you’ve established a trusting bond, when you are both disclosing your intimate histories. This news is not “terrible.� It is what it is. According to the CDC, an estimated 20 percent of Americans have the contagious virus that causes herpes. Any sexual partner must wear a condom. Dear Amy: “Sad Wife� expressed frustration that she couldn’t talk to her husband about serious topics. My husband and I also find serious discussions difficult. At home we have too many distractions. Sometimes we just get to the point where we are out of touch with each other. Our solution is to go for a drive. We’re in the car, eyes on the road or scenery, and talking becomes non-confrontational. Sometimes the drive lasts a few hours, a few times for a couple of days. (I carry overnight stuff in the trunk.) It’s worked for us for 35 years. Taking a long walk together works too! — Happily Talking Dear Talking: I completely agree with this technique. The idea is to be intentional and to place yourself in a context where you aren’t confronting one another. This also works very well for talking with kids.


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Packers come home champs BY TODD RICHMOND Associated Press

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Thousands of exhausted but euphoric Packers fans welcomed their cherished team home to Green Bay as Super Bowl champions on Monday after a nail-biting victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Schools dismissed early and people took time off work to watch the team’s motorcade travel from Austin Straubel International Airport to Lambeau Field along a route that included Lombardi Avenue, named in honor of the legendary Packers coach Vince Lombardi. Fans who spent Sunday night partying picked up right where they left off Monday morning, showing up hours earAssociAted Press ly for the parade. They jammed LamGreen Bay fans shovel snow in anticipation of the party they beau’s atrium and clogged the stadium’s threw for their beloved Packers. pro shop as they bought piles of Super

Bowl gear and memorabilia. To make room, the team finally had to herd shoppers and visitors into a line that stretched outside the stadium. Ashley Ellis, 17, and Erica Christensen, 18, of Oak Creek, went to bed at midnight after celebrating the victory. They were up at 4 a.m. to drive to Green Bay and stake out a spot for the parade. They said the Packers gave them “anxiety attacks” as the Steelers made their second-half comeback, but on Monday all was right with the world in Green Bay. Asked why anyone would get up at 4 a.m. to visit a football stadium, Christensen replied simply. “Love them,” she said. By early afternoon throngs of fans in cheeseheads, green and gold beads, jerseys and Packer parkas jammed the team’s route, transforming the streets into human trenches.

A house across the street from the stadium — Lambeau Field famously sits in the middle of a residential neighborhood — blared Queen’s “We Are The Champions.” Fans broke out in spontaneous chants of “Go Pack Go!” and “The Bears Still Suck!,” and mugged for television news crews. The crowd’s cheers rose to a roar as the team’s buses neared the stadium. News helicopters buzzed overhead. Players and other team officials could be seen holding up video cameras from their seats, recording the moment. Craig Umentum, 29, of Green Bay, dragged a green-and-gold wagon loaded with a case of beer to the stadium. “The title is home, baby!” Umentum yelled, his voice still hoarse from screaming during Sunday night’s game. “Whoo! Where it belongs! Green Bay, baby!”


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East boys defeated

BY RONNIE GALLAGHER CHINA GROVE — EveryW. Iredell 58 o n e 56 loves to Carson watch Carson’s Nick Houston shoot, but it was the shot he didn’t take the crowd will remember from Monday night’s 58-56 loss to West Iredell. T h e Carson s t a r drove the ball down the right in side the final seconds with the HOUSTON Cougars down by two points. He saw 6-foot4 Zach Follrod in his way and tried a pass that was batted away as the clock ran out. And with that pass, Carson had suffered its second close NPC loss to West Iredell in four days. “That’s a tough way to end the game,” lamented Carson coach Brian Perry. “We wanted Nick to get the ball and have an opportunity to tie the game. We wanted him to shoot, but if help came, dump it down.” After taking the inbounds pass and going the length of the court, the 6foot-3 Houston was hindered just enough by the 6-4 Follrod. West coach Benjamin Johnson watched Houston and said, “You hold your breath. We knew we couldn’t let him set his feet. If he sets them, it’s automatic. We knew there would be a lot of screens.” It was appropriate that Follrod and Houston were involved on the last play. The last time they hooked up, Houston won the scoring battle 37-36. Tonight, Follrod won it, 24-22. The victory wrapped up third for West (12-8, 7-4) while Carson will open the tournament as the fourth seed. But it has been a year-long test for the Warriors. “We’ve been in these constant battles,” Johnson sighed. West was in another one on Monday from the start. Carson began strong defensively, holding the Warriors to only eight first-quarter points. Follrod got heated up in the second quarter, scoring 11. West was 10 of 11 from the foul line and



GRANITE QUARRY — It was raining N. Iredell 55 outside its E. Rowan 52 gym, but nothing else seemed to be falling at East Rowan Tuesday night. Although the Mustangs hung within striking disance for the game’s entirety, they shot 10 of 29 from the field in the first half and couldn’t complete a second-half surge in a 55-52 defeat at the hands of North Iredell. North hit just 3 of 10 free throws in the final 1:02 to let East hope for its elusive second victory, but the Mustangs could only muster a full-court heave at the buzzer that missed everything. East slashed its deficit to a point in the closing minutes, but couldn’t grasp the visiting Raiders, who left town with a key 3A North Piedmont Conference victory. North pulled within a game of Carson, who fell to West Iredell, for the league’s fourth spot. “We played well in spurts,” North coach Tony Davenport said. “A couple of times we got lazy defensively and left them open for 3-pointers. East played well and their tyler buckwell/sALisBUrY Post kids got after it. It was a close in a battle of No. 24s, east rowan’s cole Honeycutt dribbles past North iredell’s Nick Nolen. game towards the end when

South loses BY DAVID SHAW

LANDIS — Another night of nearStatesville 79 misses and S. Rowan 63 m i g h t have-beens brought South Rowan’s boys basketball team back to earth on Monday. The Raiders never quite matched up with visiting Statesville in a 79-63 NPC loss to the conference leader. “There are five conference games that you could sit here and say we should have won,” coach John Davis said after South (5-15, 2-8) failed in its bid to knock off a second straight league foe. “Any game that’s decided by five points or less could’ve gone either way. Here we

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Jared Hough, right, plays good defense on North iredell’s Mike McNeely. they made a run.” In a game that didn’t see an abundance of offense, Ty Johnson’s four 3-pointers gave way to 16 points and embodied the Raiders’ success from long range as they drained seven 3’s, compared to 10 2-pointers. Meanwhile, East only hit 20- of-61 field goals for the game. “They were knocking down some shots early,” East coach Trey Ledbetter said. “We’re getting great looks, the shots just aren’t falling. We had some really good matchups tonight too.”


North tied for first BY MIKE LONDON



were in position to finish third or fourth, but now we’ll have to win the conference tournament to make the state playoffs.” Despite the loss South had to be encouraged by its early feistiness and the emergence of senior guard Johnathan Gaddy. “That was a whole lot of Johnathan Gaddy,” winning coach Sonny Schofield said after Statesville (16-4, 11-0) inched closer to an unblemished conference season. “He is really coming into his own. He’s much-improved and very hard to defend.” Gaddy scored a careerhigh 33 points — more than half the Raiders’ total — and drew raves from all directions.


ALBEMARLE — North Rowan’s march to the 2A state champiAlbemarle 79 onship 25 years ago inN. Rowan 76 cluded a monumental win against a great Albemarle squad in the Western Regional final. That Albemarle team that lost to the towering 1986 Cavaliers in the regional included two Childress brothers. Albemarle freshman Gregory Childress got a little payback for his father and uncle on Monday. He went 17-for-18 from the foul line and scored 24 points as the Bulldogs took a heated 79-76 overtime decision against the visiting Cavaliers, who left the packed gym frustrated and fuming. Jordan Kimber put up a contested 3point shot with five seconds left in the OT. He missed but North got the rebound and kicked the ball back out. Amani Bates had a clean look to force a second overtime, but the ball didn’t drop. “I thought it was in,” Bates said, shaking his head. “Just a little bit short.” Albemarle’s bitterly contested win avenged a recent setback in Spencer and left the rivals tied atop the YVC standings with 12-2 records.

Albemarle shot 46 free throws. North took just 10 foul shots in regulation before Kimber got to the line frequently in overtime. “Never seen so many fouls in my life,” North bruiser Javon Hargrave said. “You really didn’t know how to play. Every KIMBER time we tried to ‘D’ them up, it was foul, foul, foul.” Albemarle coach Al Andrew wasn’t apologizing for shooting free throws. “Forty-six of them means we did a good job on offense,” he said. “Our guys did a good job of getting the ball into Childress’ hands. He’s a guy we want BATES shooting free throws in a close game.” Childress shot a lot of his freebies in high-stress, noisy situations, but they were automatic. He may as well have been in the gym by himself practicing on a quiet Sunday afternoon. “Gregory’s got two things working



TV Sports Tuesday, Feb. 8 MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Indiana at Purdue ESPN2 — Cincinnati at DePaul 9 p.m. ESPN — Tennessee at Kentucky NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. VERSUS — Buffalo at Tampa Bay

Area schedule Tuesday, February 8 PREP BASKETBALL 6 p.m. Thomasville at Salisbury 6:30 p.m. NW Cabarrus at A.L. Brown PREP WRESTLING First two rounds of dual team playoffs 1A North Rowan vs. Pamlico (at Ayden-Grifton), North-Pamlico winner vs. Ayden-Grifton-Trask winner 3A A.L. Brown vs. Newton Fred T. Foard (at Mount Pleasant), ALB-FTF winner vs. MP-SW Randolph winner West Rowan vs. RS Central (at Weddington), WR-RSC winner vs. Weddington-West Henderson winner 4A Greensboro Dudley at Davie, Davie-Dudley winner vs. Lake Norman-Myers Park winner COLLEGE BASEBALL 2 p.m. Catawba at Pfeiffer 6. West (6)

Prep hoops Standings 1A Yadkin Valley Overall Boys YVC North Rowan 12-2 16-5 Albemarle 12-2 15-3 11-3 11-6 West Montgomery North Moore 9-5 12-8 South Davidson 8-7 11-9 5-9 7-10 East Montgomery Chatham Central 3-11 4-16 Gray Stone 3-11 4-17 1-14 1-19 South Stanly Monday’s game Albemarle 79, North Rowan 76 (OT) Overall YVC Girls North Moore 12-2 16-5 Albemarle 11-3 13-5 11-3 14-6 Chatham Central East Montgomery 9-5 9-10 7-7 8-13 North Rowan South Davidson 6-9 9-12 South Stanly 5-10 6-14 3-11 3-14 West Montgomery Gray Stone 0-14 3-18 Monday’s game North Rowan 53, Albemarle 51 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 Friday’s games 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 East Davidson Central Davidson West Davidson

CCC 8-0 5-2 5-3 3-5 2-6 0-7

Overall 15-4 10-10 8-12 11-10 8-11 4-12

Girls CCC Overall 8-0 17-1 Salisbury Central Davidson 6-2 15-4 Thomasville 5-3 17-4 3-4 9-10 Lexington East Davidson 1-7 11-10 West Davidson 0-7 1-14 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 Boys NPC Overall 11-0 16-4 Statesville West Rowan 8-2 10-10 West Iredell 7-4 12-8 5-7 8-13 Carson North Iredell 4-7 7-12 South Rowan 2-8 5-15 1-10 1-18 East Rowan Monday’s games West Iredell 58, Carson 56 Statesville 79, South Rowan 63 North Iredell 55, East Rowan 52 NPC Overall Girls 11-0 18-1 North Iredell Carson 10-2 16-5 West Rowan 6-4 14-7 5-5 8-11 South Rowan East Rowan 4-7 6-13 West Iredell 2-9 3-16 0-11 0-20 Statesville Monday’s games Carson 85, West Iredell 31 South Rowan 55, Statesville 23 North Iredell 74, East Rowan 41 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 Concord NW Cabarrus Hickory Ridge A.L. Brown Central Cabarrus Robinson Cox Mill Mount Pleasant

SPC 11-1 9-3 8-4 7-4 6-6 2-8 2-9 1-11

Overall 18-2 14-7 14-7 11-6 12-9 6-13 5-15 5-16

Girls SPC Overall Concord 12-0 14-6 Hickory Ridge 11-1 16-5 Robinson 8-3 14-5 A.L. Brown 6-5 10-10 NW Cabarrus 6-6 7-13 Mount Pleasant 3-9 9-12 Central Cabarrus 0-11 1-15 Cox Mill 0-11 1-17 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 Friday’s games NW Cabarrus at Cox Mill A.L. Brown at Concord Hickory Ridge at Robinson

4A Central Piedmont Boys Reagan Davie County Mount Tabor R.J. Reynolds West Forsyth North Davidson

CPC 8-0 6-2 4-3 2-6 2-5 1-7

Overall 20-0 17-3 17-4 5-14 7-11 9-10

Girls CPC Overall Mount Tabor 7-0 16-2 West Forsyth 6-1 14-4 R.J. Reynolds 6-2 13-6 Reagan 2-6 6-13 North Davidson 1-7 6-12 Davie County 1-7 6-15 Tuesday’s games North Davidson at Mount Tabor R.J. Reynolds at West Forsyth Wednesday’s game Reagan at Davie Friday’s games Davie at North Davidson Mount Tabor at West Forsyth Reagan at R.J. Reynolds

College hoops Standings ACC ACC Overall 8-1 21-2 Duke North Carolina 7-1 17-5 Florida State 6-3 16-7 5-4 16-7 Clemson Virginia Tech 5-4 15-7 Maryland 5-4 15-8 5-4 15-8 Boston College Miami 3-6 14-9 Virginia 3-6 12-11 3-6 10-12 Georgia Tech N.C. State 2-7 12-11 Wake Forest 1-7 8-15 Sunday’s game North Carolina 89, Florida State 69 Tuesday’s game Boston College at Clemson, 9 p.m., ESPNU

Southeastern SEC Overall Eastern Florida 7-2 18-5 Tennessee 5-3 15-8 5-4 16-6 Georgia Kentucky 4-4 16-6 Vanderbilt 4-4 16-6 4-4 13-8 South Carolina Western SEC Overall Alabama 7-1 15-7 4-4 12-10 Mississippi State Arkansas 4-5 14-8 Mississippi 3-5 15-8 2-6 10-13 LSU Auburn 1-8 8-15 Tuesday’s games Xavier at Georgia, 7 p.m., ESPNU Tennessee at Kentucky, 9 p.m., ESPN Wednesday’s games Florida at South Carolina, 8 p.m. Arkansas at Mississippi State, 8 p.m. LSU at Mississippi, 9 p.m.

SAC SAC Overall Lincoln Memorial 12-0 20-0 Anderson 8-4 14-8 7-5 12-8 Wingate Tusculum 7-5 10-12 Carson-Newman 6-6 9-11 5-7 7-10 Brevard Mars Hill 5-7 8-12 Newberry 5-7 10-10 4-8 8-12 Catawba Lenoir-Rhyne 1-11 2-18 Wednesday’s games Catawba at Brevard Wingate at Lenoir-Rhyne Anderson at Newberry Carson-Newman at Tusculum Lincoln Memorial at Mars Hill |


Division Overall Northern Bowie State 6-0 17-3 Virginia Union 5-2 10-7 4-2 8-11 St. Paul’s Elizabeth City State 2-4 12-8 Chowan 2-4 3-17 2-5 3-17 Virginia State Lincoln 1-5 2-17 Southern Division Overall 16-4 Winston-Salem State 4-1 Shaw 3-2 14-7 Livingstone 3-2 12-6 2-3 13-7 Johnson C. Smith Fayetteville State 2-3 10-10 St. Augustine’s 1-3 6-13 Monday’s games Virginia State at St. Paul’s J.C. Smith 89, Fayetteville State 79 Winston-Salem State 61, St. Augustine’s 54 Shaw 89, Livingstone 79

Notable box Pittsburgh 71, W. Virginia 66 PITTSBURGH (22-2) Brown 3-8 3-6 9, Robinson 7-12 1-2 15, McGhee 5-6 3-4 13, Woodall 4-11 3-4 12, Wanamaker 5-13 1-1 11, Taylor 1-1 3-4 5, Patterson 1-4 2-2 4, Zanna 0-2 0-0 0, Moore 0-2 2-3 2. Totals 26-59 18-26 71. WEST VIRGINIA (15-8) Thoroughman 1-1 0-0 2, Jones 5-11 1-2 12, Flowers 1-4 3-5 5, Mazzulla 1-3 2-2 4, Bryant 2-8 5-5 9, Mitchell 2-10 2-2 7, Kilicli 9-13 1-1 19, Pepper 2-2 2-2 8. Totals 23-52 16-19 66. Halftime—West Virginia 25-23. 3-Point Goals—Pittsburgh 1-6 (Woodall 1-4, Patterson 0-2), West Virginia 4-17 (Pepper 2-2, Jones 14, Mitchell 1-6, Flowers 0-1, Bryant 0-4). Fouled Out—Taylor. Rebounds—Pittsburgh 40 (Wanamaker 9), West Virginia 28 (Jones 8). Assists— Pittsburgh 12 (Brown, Wanamaker, Woodall 3), West Virginia 16 (Bryant 4). Total Fouls—Pittsburgh 18, West Virginia 22. Technicals—Taylor, Pepper. A—14,175.

NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 38 13 .745 — 26 24 .520 111⁄2 New York Philadelphia 23 27 .460 141⁄2 New Jersey 15 37 .288 231⁄2 14 37 .275 24 Toronto Southeast Division L Pct GB W Miami 37 14 .725 — Atlanta 33 18 .647 4 32 20 .615 51⁄2 Orlando CHARLOTTE 22 29 .431 15 Washington 13 37 .260 231⁄2 Central Division L Pct GB W Chicago 34 15 .694 — Indiana 21 27 .438 121⁄2 19 30 .388 15 Milwaukee Detroit 19 32 .373 16 Cleveland 8 44 .154 271⁄2 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division L Pct GB W San Antonio 42 8 .840 — Dallas 36 15 .706 61⁄2 32 21 .604 111⁄2 New Orleans Memphis 27 26 .509 161⁄2 Houston 25 28 .472 181⁄2 Northwest Division L Pct GB W Oklahoma City 33 17 .660 — Utah 31 22 .585 31⁄2 Denver 30 22 .577 4 Portland 27 24 .529 61⁄2 1 Minnesota 12 39 .235 21 ⁄2 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers 36 16 .692 — Phoenix 23 25 .479 11 Golden State 22 27 .449 121⁄2 L.A. Clippers 19 31 .380 16 Sacramento 12 36 .250 22 Sunday’s Games Miami 97, L.A. Clippers 79 Indiana 105, New Jersey 86 New York 117, Philadelphia 103 Boston 91, Orlando 80 Monday’s Games CHARLOTTE 94, Boston 89 L.A. Lakers 93, Memphis 84 Minnesota 104, New Orleans 92 Dallas 99, Cleveland 96 Houston 108, Denver 103 Utah 107, Sacramento 104 Chicago at Portland, late Phoenix at Golden State, late Tuesday’s Games Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Orlando, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Memphis at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Detroit at Cleveland, 7 p.m. CHARLOTTE at Indiana, 7 p.m. New Orleans at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Orlando at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Toronto, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Washington, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at New York, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Utah, 9 p.m. Dallas at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Denver at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

Notable boxes Rockets 108, Nuggets 103 HOUSTON (108) Battier 0-4 0-0 0, Scola 9-16 7-8 25, Hayes 5-8 2-2 12, Lowry 1-9 8-10 11, Kev.Martin 12-26 912 37, Budinger 4-9 0-0 11, I.Smith 0-2 0-0 0, Miller 1-2 1-3 3, Lee 3-5 0-0 7, Patterson 1-2 00 2. Totals 36-83 27-35 108. DENVER (103) Anthony 16-24 16-18 50, Ken.Martin 3-8 0-2 6, Harrington 4-12 2-2 10, Billups 2-3 0-0 5, Afflalo


SCOREBOARD 2-3 0-0 4, Andersen 0-0 1-2 1, Lawson 6-13 710 19, J.Smith 2-9 3-5 7, Forbes 0-4 1-4 1, Carter 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 35-77 30-43 103. Houston 25 27 29 27 — 108 Denver 26 24 16 37 — 103 3-Point Goals—Houston 9-22 (Kev.Martin 4-8, Budinger 3-4, Lee 1-2, Lowry 1-6, Battier 0-1, Miller 0-1), Denver 3-13 (Anthony 2-3, Billups 1-2, Carter 0-1, Forbes 0-1, J.Smith 0-2, Harrington 0-4). Fouled Out—Afflalo. Rebounds— Houston 51 (Hayes 10), Denver 59 (Anthony 11). Assists—Houston 27 (Kev.Martin 7), Denver 14 (Lawson 5). Total Fouls—Houston 30, Denver 31. Technicals—Scola, Houston defensive three second, Houston Bench, Denver Coach Karl, Ken.Martin. A—14,595 (19,155).

Mavericks 99, Cavs 96 CLEVELAND (96) Eyenga 7-15 0-0 15, Jamison 8-23 1-1 18, Hickson 12-18 2-4 26, Sessions 6-12 7-7 19, Parker 3-10 0-0 7, Gibson 1-5 0-0 2, Moon 2-5 0-0 4, Hollins 1-2 3-5 5, Graham 0-1 0-0 0, Harris 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 40-91 13-17 96. DALLAS (99) Stojakovic 3-9 1-2 8, Nowitzki 5-11 2-2 12, Chandler 3-7 4-4 10, Kidd 2-6 0-0 6, Stevenson 1-4 0-0 3, Barea 4-9 0-0 9, Terry 7-16 7-7 23, Marion 5-15 7-8 17, Mahinmi 4-6 3-4 11, Cardinal 00 0-0 0. Totals 34-83 24-27 99. 28 21 24 23 — 96 Cleveland Dallas 29 30 18 22 — 99 3-Point Goals—Cleveland 3-14 (Eyenga 1-3, Parker 1-4, Jamison 1-6, Moon 0-1), Dallas 7-22 (Kidd 2-5, Terry 2-5, Barea 1-3, Stevenson 1-3, Stojakovic 1-6). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Cleveland 50 (Hickson 12), Dallas 57 (Chandler 11). Assists—Cleveland 18 (Sessions 13), Dallas 21 (Kidd 8). Total Fouls—Cleveland 20, Dallas 18. Technicals—Cleveland defensive three second. A—19,875 (19,200).

Lakers 93, Grizzlies 84 L.A. LAKERS (93) Artest 4-11 2-6 13, P.Gasol 6-11 5-9 17, Bynum 4-6 3-6 11, Fisher 4-7 0-0 10, Bryant 6-17 7-7 19, Odom 5-14 4-7 15, Blake 1-1 0-0 3, Brown 2-7 0-0 5, Walton 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 32-74 21-35 93. MEMPHIS (84) Gay 7-15 3-4 18, Randolph 2-14 4-4 8, M.Gasol 5-14 0-0 10, Conley 5-12 2-3 13, Young 9-19 22 22, Allen 2-5 2-2 6, Vasquez 1-2 0-0 2, Arthur 2-2 1-2 5, Thabeet 0-0 0-0 0, Henry 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 33-83 14-17 84. L.A. Lakers 26 24 23 20 — 93 Memphis 29 16 23 16 — 84 3-Point Goals—L.A. Lakers 8-16 (Artest 3-6, Fisher 2-3, Blake 1-1, Brown 1-2, Odom 1-3, Bryant 0-1), Memphis 4-10 (Young 2-3, Conley 1-2, Gay 1-3, Randolph 0-1, Allen 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—L.A. Lakers 58 (Odom 11), Memphis 51 (Randolph, M.Gasol 12). Assists—L.A. Lakers 22 (Bryant 6), Memphis 18 (Randolph, Conley 4). Total Fouls—L.A. Lakers 15, Memphis 25. Technicals—L.A. Lakers defensive three second, Gay. A—18,119 (18,119).

South girls rout Hounds BY DAVID SHAW

LANDIS — South Rowan kicked off S. Rowan 55 F i n a l s Statesville 23 Week by acing its first exam. The Raiders whipped visiting Statesville 55-23 in the first of three now-or-never, must-have games that wrap up their NPC regular-season. “I told them before we came out, ‘We’ve got three games, we need three wins and we get third place,’” coach Jarrod Smith said after South (8-11 overall) squared its league record at 5-5. “That’s a big deal for us considering where we were last year.” The Raiders are contending because they’ve won two of their last three NPC games. This one came on a night when leading scorer Nicole Barringer was welldefensed and limited to five points.

Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Philadelphia 53 35 13 5 75 180 137 Pittsburgh 54 34 16 4 72 164 122 N.Y. Rangers 56 29 23 4 62 155 138 New Jersey 53 19 30 4 42 113 154 N.Y. Islanders52 17 28 7 41 128 169 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 53 30 16 7 67 161 119 Boston Montreal 54 30 19 5 65 139 131 Buffalo 51 24 22 5 53 145 149 53 22 26 5 49 138 166 Toronto Ottawa 54 17 29 8 42 119 178 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 54 33 16 5 71 164 162 Washington 54 29 15 10 68 150 134 53 26 21 6 58 159 164 Carolina Atlanta 56 24 22 10 58 162 183 Florida 52 23 23 6 52 140 141 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Detroit 53 32 15 6 70 176 156 Nashville 54 28 19 7 63 141 129 53 27 22 4 58 168 150 Chicago Columbus 52 25 22 5 55 141 162 St. Louis 51 23 20 8 54 138 153 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 54 35 10 9 79 183 127 Calgary 55 27 21 7 61 157 161 Minnesota 52 27 20 5 59 135 138 53 25 22 6 56 164 175 Colorado Edmonton 53 16 29 8 40 133 180 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Dallas 53 30 18 5 65 152 150 55 27 19 9 63 156 156 Phoenix San Jose 53 28 19 6 62 150 144 Anaheim 54 29 21 4 62 146 150 Los Angeles 53 29 22 2 60 150 129 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sunday’s Games Washington 3, Pittsburgh 0 New Jersey 4, Montreal 1 Tampa Bay 4, St. Louis 3, OT Monday’s Games Toronto 5, Atlanta 4 Detroit 3, N.Y. Rangers 2 Edmonton 4, Nashville 0 Calgary 3, Chicago 1 Phoenix 3, Colorado 0 Vancouver 4, Ottawa 2 Tuesday’s Games Carolina at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Columbus at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. San Jose at Washington, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. St.

Transactions Louis at Florida, 7:30 p.m

BASEBALL American League DETROIT TIGERS—Agreed to terms with RHP Lester Oliveros, RHP Jose Ortega, RHP Brayan Villarreal, LHP Duane Below, LHP Phil Coke, LHP Charlie Furbush, 1B-OF Ryan Strieby and INF Audy Ciriaco on one-year contracts. National League HOUSTON ASTROS—Agreed to terms with OF Jason Bourgeois and RHP Aneury Rodriguez on one-year contracts. LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Agreed to terms with INF Aaron Miles on a minor league contract. NEW YORK METS—Named Brad Andress strength and conditioning coach. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association HOUSTON ROCKETS—Suspended G Aaron Brooks for one game for leaving the court in the fourth quarter of their game on Feb. 4. Recalled G Ishmael Smith from Rio Grande Valley (NBADL). MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES—Signed G Jason Williams. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS—Recalled F Craig Brackins from Springfield (NBADL). TORONTO RAPTORS—Signed G Trey Johnson to a second 10-day contract. FOOTBALL National Football League CAROLINA PANTHERS—Named Joe Kenn strength and conditioning coach. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS—Released OT Jordan Black. Signed C Bradley Vierling. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES—Named Mike Caldwell linebackers coach and Michael Zordich secondary/safeties coach. TENNESSEE TITANS—Named Mike Munchak coach. HOCKEY National Hockey League ATLANTA THRASHERS—Reassigned G Edward Pasquale from Chicago (AHL) to Gwinnett (ECHL). BOSTON BRUINS—Recalled F Jordan Caron from Providence (AHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES—Assigned G Ben Bishop to Peoria (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Reassigned G Jaroslav Janus from Norfolk (AHL) to Florida (ECHL). VANCOUVER CANUCKS—Voided the reassignment of D Lee Sweatt to Manitoba (AHL). COLLEGE ARMY—Named Boo Corrigan director of athletics. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA—Named Patrick Knapp associate director of athletics for external operations and Alton McKenzie cross country and track and field coach. GEORGIA—Named Will Friend offensive line coach. MICHIGAN—Named Curt Mallory secondary coach and Jerry Montgomery defensive line coach. MISSISSIPPI STATE—Suspended senior

Miller said. “This was much better.” South held Statesville without a field goal in the first quarter and built a 23-10 halftime edge thanks to a pair of last-minute layups by Gaddy. The shot-of-the-game came when Miller buried a 3ball from the top of the key as the third period expired, providing a 35-16 cushion. “I knew time was running out,” she said, flashing a broad, post-game smile. “When I saw it was down to two seconds left I just put it up.” South next faces East Rowan, a team it beat 56-47 in January, on Wednesday. “If we play smart like we did tonight,” Gaddy said, “that game is ours.” STATESVILLE (23) — Crosswhite 6, Wilkins 4, B.Bradley 4, McCord 3, Witt 3, C.Bradley 2, McKinney 1. SOUTH ROWAN (55) — Gaddy 12, Miller 12, Jones 8, K.Corriher 8, Goins 6, Barringer 5, L.Corriher 2, Allison 2, McManus, Register. 7 Statesville 3 9 14 S. Rowan

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Carson girls get easy victory BY RONNIE GALLAGHER


“We did a decent job on Barringer,” SHS coach Todd Jones said after the w i n l e s s Greyhounds (0-11 NPC) MILLER suffered 20th their loss. “And we went to a boxand-1 on (Lauren Miller) and (Kaitlyn Jones) up top, but that only worked for a while.” Miller drained four threepointers and scored 12 points for the Raiders. Jones helped quarterback the offense while sophomore Maria Gaddy matched her season-high with 12 points. “This game was all about teammwork,” said Gaddy. “They tried to shut Nicole down. We had to find another way.” South had only 12 turnovers, a glaring improvement over some of its recent showing. “We’ve been struggling to control the ball,”

CHINA GROVE — Allison BlackCarson 85 well made a W. Iredell 31 vow to herself about two weeks ago, according to Carson coach Brooke Miseheimer. “She has just been mentally tougher the last three games,” Misenheimer said after Carson’s easy 85-31 win over West Iredell on Monday. “This is the right time of year to play like that.” Blackwell finished with 17, 10 in the first quarter. She has averaged 19 points over the last three games. She put up the first five points of the third quarter and her scoring was done. But the Cougars (16-5, 10-2)

have plenty of other point producers. W e s t Iredell coach Phil Fox even noted that afterward. “ T h e y BLACKWELL shoot the ball really well,” he said. “And they rotate the ball.” Everyone who played scored, from Chloe Monroe, who led the Cougars with 21, to Kelly Dulkoksi, who had 16, down to Jordy Clark and Aimee Cloninger, who combined for 13 points. Cloninger didn’t even play last year but managed six points. Clark, a whirling dervish, was all over the place, creating havoc on defense and scoring seven.

“Aimee just competes,” Misenheimer said. “We always know (Clark) is going to play hard.” Blackwell started a 27-7 run in the third quarter and Monroe scored the first eight of the fourth for a 45-point lead at 69-44 over the Warriors (3-16, 2-9). Even with the subs in during the final eight minutes, Carson still managed 21 points. “We’ve tried to be more diverse on how we score,” Misenheimer said. “That’s our strength. We can score.” Especially when they’re all mentally tough. WEST IREDELL (31) — Ellis 8, Gatton 6, Gaines 6, Ijames 4, Sigmon 4, Marshall 3. CARSON (85) — Monroe 21, Blackwell 17, Dulkoski 16, Clark 7, Cloninger 6, Phillips 5, White 5, Holman 4, Barringer 4, W. Iredell 4 12 21 16 Carson

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Sells wins it for North girls BY MIKE LONDON

ALBEMARLE — North Rowan girls N. Rowan 53 coach Tony Albemarle 51 H i l l i a n couldn’t watch the Super Bowl because he was so worried about his team’s game at Albemarle on Monday. As it turned out, Hillian had his Super Bowl after all. He was high-fiving the world after North stunned the Bulldogs 53-51 for its fourth straight YVC victory. “We showed up and we played,” a jubilant Hillian said. “Hit on all cylinders.”

Teaunna Cuthbertson and Taylor Sells scored 13 each for the Cavs (813, 7-7), and JoJo Carby hit six rainSELLS bow free throws under pressure down the stretch. Down 24-15, North scored 11 straight to end the first half. When Ronesha Bradley and Tiffany Brown scored to open the second half, NR owned an amazing 15-0 run and a six-point lead. The Bulldogs (13-5, 11-3) had to chase a fast team the

rest of the way and lost star Paige McConlogue to five fouls with 3:38 remaining. AHS’ Akela Branch scored 12 of her 21 in the fourth quarter, but North held on. North could have been whistled for a technical for having six girls on the floor with Sells at the foul line with 6.7 seconds left but dodged that bullet. Sells’ free throws provided the deciding points. NORTH ROWAN (53) — Cuthbertson 13, Sells 13, Carby 10, Brown 7, Bradley 6, Miller 2, Vann 2, Bush. ALBEMARLE (51) — Branch 21, McConlogue 10, Freeman 5, Hooker 5, Locklear 2, Watkins 2, Potter 2. N. Rowan Albemarle

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Wrestling playoffs tonight From staff reports

Faries (119) won a title by decision.  Rowan champions in Saturday’s NPC tournament included West Rowan’s A.J. Speight (140) and Daniel Taggert (152), South Rowan’s Jonathan Ruiz (112) and Eli Freeman (160), Carson’s Micah Honeycutt (215) and Nathan Hill (171), and East Rowan’s Kory Shaffer (135). East’s Nick Cornacchione (103), Jason Deutsch (112), Morgan Crawford (125), Cameron Feriante (171) and Donald Schlesselman (215) and West Rowan’s Trey Shepherd (heayweight) and James Fairbanks (135) were runnersup. East’s Frankie Bell (heavyweight), South’s Tyler Hahn (103) and Austin Holbrook (125) and West’s Bryce Wood (119), Tanner Motley (130), Steven Crandall (145), Odell McBride (160), Eric Cowan (171) and Ben Williams (189) finished third.

Wrestling dual team state playoffs start tonight with the sectional and district rounds. In 1A, YVC champ North Rowan travels to the Greenville area to take on Pamlico in the first round. If the Cavaliers (15-3) win, they’ll also battle the winner of the match between host Ayden-Grifton and Trask. In 3A, West Rowan will be wrestling RS Central in Weddington. If the Falcons win that one, they’ll also take on the Weddington-West Henderson victor. Also in 3A, A.L. Brown is wrestling Newton Fred T. Foard at Mount Pleasant. If the Wonders advance, they’ll also wrestle the Mount Pleasant-Southwest Randolph winner. In 4A, Davie (20-2) is at home against Greensboro Dudley. If the War Eagles win, they’ll also take on the Lake Norman-Myers Park survivor. Central Davidson and  Livingstone men Thomasville are representing fall the CCC in 2A. Livingstone’s five-game  Salisbury’s Dontarius Mills (130 pounds) and Tre win streak ended Monday Jackson (152) won CCC tour- night in a 89-79 loss to Shaw nament championships with in the captial city. Trone Jackson’s careerpins on Saturday, and Victor high 23 points weren’t enough

for the Blue Bears to keep rolling as they fell to 12-6 overall and 7-4 in the CIAA. Shaw had a consistent night shooting, making 56.4 percent from the field and 50 percent from three-point range. Shaw moved to 13-7 and 6-5 in the league. Shaw’s Tony Smith earned a triple-double with 14 points, 12 rebounds and 14 assists. Greg Henry (14 points) and Darius Cox (12) also had double figures for the Blue Bears, who travel to the University of the District of Columbia on Thursday.

 Livingstone women Shaw’s dominance in the post equaled a loss for Livingstone on Monday in a 81-71 defeat on the road. Livingstone fell behind 4531 at halftime and couldn’t rally, being outscored 42-24 in the paint. Kyria Buford scored a game-high 26 points for Shaw. Kelcyn Manurs led Livingstone with 18 points. Brittany Wright picked up her eighth double-double of the season with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Livingstone got within 6054 with 11:14 to go, but drew no closer, dropping to 12-6 overall and 7-4 in the CIAA.




Mustang girls fall BY RYAN BISESI

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East Rowan’s Carmen Lowe leaps over North Iredell’s Mariah Johnson for a jumper.

NORTH BOYS FROM 1B against him,” Andrew said. “He’s young and he’s slight of build. But he also works harder on his game than anyone I ever saw.” Terance Christian was the other hero for Albemarle, scoring 21 points and rebounding and defending like his hair was on fire. North (16-5) got 20 points from Kimber, including 12 in overtime. Freshman Michael Bowman put the Cavaliers on his back in a tense, fierce fourth quarter. “We gave all we had, played through all kinds of adversity on the road and still had a shot at the end,” North coach Andrew Mitchell. “We do a few small things better and we get out of here with a win. My guys can be proud of their effort.” Albemarle (15-3) began the game with the same 1-2-2 zone it used against the Cavs in Spencer, but North made 3s. Starks, Kimber and Michael Connor hit from long range in the first quarter. After that, Andrew threw every defense in the book at the talented Cavs — including a boxand-one focusing on Starks and a triangle-and-two to slow down Starks and Kimber. Albemarle shot 63 percent

SOUTH BOYS FROM 1B “He just decided to take the team on his back,” teammate Josh Medlin said. “If he wasn’t scoring he was dishing it off or making steals, trying to make something happen.” Gaddy had 10 points in the first quarter, helping South ramrod its way to a 19-13 lead. In the second period he scored on a stop-and-pop jumper from the right side and later on a floater in the lane as South kept the Greyhounds backpedaling. “It was a great feeling,” the 5foot-9 sniper said. “The way things were going, I thought we were going to beat them bad.” Schofield didn’t. When plans A and B failed to produce favorable results he switched to Plan P — for patience. “That’s all it took,” he said. “In the first quarter it was all Gaddy, leading them the way they needed to be led. And South was ready. But I was pleased with the way we waited to turn it into our game. We played with respect and never lost our confidence.” Statesville’s comeback began shortly after Mark McDaniel drove the left baseline for a layup and a 27-24 South lead with 3:32 remaining in the half. The guests finished the first half on a 10-2 run and were up five at the break. “How many shots did we miss inside, right around the rim?” Davis wondered afterward. “They were athletic enough and quick enough to beat in transition

GRANITE QUARRY — Fortunately N. Iredell 74 for East E. Rowan 41 R o w a n , N o r t h Iredell had a delayed reaction to its makeup date with the Mustangs on Monday. Unfortunately, the Raiders still woke up in plenty of time to remind their hosts why they were the No. 1-ranked 3A team in the state in a 7441 win in a road North Piedmont Conference contest. East, which trailed 21-4 after one quarter against North in their matchup last week, stayed within 14-12 after the opening eight minutes. However, North outscored East 41-16 in the next two quarters to pull away for its 17th straight victory. “We played them much tighter this time then we did at their house,” East coach Danielle Porter said. “Karleigh (Wike) was a lot more active in the paint for us.” North’s Deesa Singletary scored 21 points to lead all scorers. Wike sunk consecutive jumpers in the paint while being fouled in the final 1:14 of the first quarter to pull the Mustangs within two. East, who made 16 of 46 shots from the field, went scoreless in the opening 2:39 of the second quarter, allowing North (18-1, 11-0) to start an 8-0 run. “It was real sloppy in the first quarter,” North coach Tami Ramsey said. “We

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East Rowan’s Taylor Honeycutt gets past North Iredell center Brooke Redmond for a shot. couldn’t hit a basket and I felt like East Rowan played pretty good defense on us.” North held East to three field goals in the second quarter and led 33-20 at halftime. The Raiders gave the death blow early in the third, embarking on a 20-2 run to start the half. East’s Steffi Sides was hit with an intentional foul while fighting for possession with North starter Lea James, who hit the floor hard at the end of the tussle. “From what I hear, she has

a concussion, so she’ll probably be out a week or so,” Ramsey said. Wike led East (6-13, 4-7) with 12 points. Emory Haynes and Brooke Redmond each scored 11 for North. NORTH IREDELL (74) — Singletary 21, Johnson 14, Redmond 11, Haynes 11, Lunsford 8, Harline 4, Johnson 3, James 2, Robbins, Childress. EAST ROWAN (41) — Wike 12, Honeycutt 6, Poole 6, Rummage 4, Lowe 5, Sides 4, Gullett 4, Sabo, Fry. N. Iredell 14 19 8 E. Rowan 12

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from the floor in the first half, but North still led 34-31. North briefly led by 10 in the third quarter but couldn’t pull away. Bowman scored nine in the fourth quarter and hit the Cavs’ sixth 3-pointer of the night. North led 64-62 and had the ball with 35 seconds left, but Pierre Givens, missed a one-andone, and when Givens tried to help Starks trap Childress with 14 seconds left, Givens was called for a foul. Childress’ two free throws tied the game. Mitchell put the ball in the hands of Kimber to score or dish. Kimber beat his defender to get to the rim, but Christian took a charge to bring on overtime. Albemarle grabbed momentum early in the OT and kept it. Eleven of the Bulldogs’ 15 points in the extra session came on free throws by Childress. “Albemarle plays very physical,” Starks said. “To beat them, we have to play physical right back, but we couldn’t touch them.” NORTH ROWAN (76) — Kimber 20, Hargrave 10, Starks 10, Bowman 9, Ford 8, Connor 8, A. Bates 4, T. Bates 4, Givens 3, Chambers. ALBEMARLE (79) — Childress 24, Christian 21, Bennett 14, Hamilton 12, Taylor 6, Williams 2, Dunlap, Dockery, Frazier. N. Rowan 19 15 Albemarle 13 18

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off the boards. Those cats gets down the court in a hurry.” Statesville raced to a 56-42 lead. Threepointers by Jarod Gill and Tyrone Lowery were MEDLIN daggers-in-theheart and speedboat Nick Schofield — the coach’s junior son — converted three straight runaway layups on his way to a 28-point night. “He plays hard,” Coach Schofield said. “I’ve just gotta keep his temper under control.” South drew as close as 61-51 when Gaddy knocked down the first of his two 3-balls in the fourth quarter. But Statesville never faltered, sinking nine of 12 free throws in the last 3:20. Medlin, who netted seven of his 11 points in the opening three minutes, said the loss will leave a stain. “We could have beaten this team,” he said. Added Gaddy: “Nobody wanted to lose this game. I played my hardest. We all did.” • NOTES: South closes its regular season with NPC games at East Rowan on Wednesday and home against West Rowan on Thursday. STATESVILLE (79) — Schofield 28, Gaither 13, Watlington 12, Lowery 12, Warren 5, Gill 5, Willis 4. SOUTH ROWAN (63) — Gaddy 33, Medlin 11, Lambert 6, McDaniel 6, Neal 4, Akers 3, Boulware, Tyler, Spry. Sharpe, Parker. Statesville 13 21 S. Rowan 19 10

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East Rowan guard Roby Holmes starts a drive against North Iredell’s Ty Johnson.

EAST BOYS FROM 1B Weston Rogers hit a desperation 3 from the corner to pull East within 54-52 with six seconds left. North inbounded the ball at a leisurely pace to run time off and Nick Nolen hit one of two free throws with 0.4 remaining for the final margin. North was shaky from the foul line all evening, making just 14 of 28 from the charity stripe. “That’s been our nemesis this year,” said Davenport of free throws. We’ve struggled with that this year.” Jared Hough had 13 points for East, and drained a clutch trey to put East down 45-44. North came back with a crucial basket from Travis Laws and a trey by Johnson to stretch the lead to 50-44 with 2:20 left. North’s Barry Holland fouled out on the ensuing possession as Jordan Shepherd cut it back to a four-point game with 2:08 left. “Can’t fault our effort down the stretch,” Ledbetter said. “We can’t

CARSON BOYS FROM 1B led until freshman point guard Tre Williams scored the half’s last five points and it was 30-all. He finished with a career-high 13 points, including two threes in the third. “Tre has played great,” gushed Perry. “You can see his confidence grow. You see him being a leader and when you hear a freshman’s

pete, but not competent enough to prevail. After North’s lone bout of double-digit seperation came at 40-29, East closed it to single digits with a quarter left at 43-36. Johnson drained consecutive 3’s late in the first quarter, the first of which put North (7-12, 4-7) up for good at 13-11. The Raiders led 1814 after one quarter. In addition to Johnson’s precision from long range, McNeely hit a pair of 3s and Nolen swished one. Jared Hough was East’s only double-figure scorer with 13 points. Weston Rogers finished with eight. “If we play hard for 32 minutes, I think the outcome will be in our favor,” Ledbetter said. “We can’t play hard for 20, can’t play hard for tyler buckwell/SALISBURY POST 28. We just got to get that spark. Avery Rogers finds his path to the We’ll see. Time’s running out.”

basket blocked by Ty Johnson. spot a half and come out and play hard the second half.” East (1-18, 1-10) saw its frustrations mount with another night where it was good enough to com-

voice, that’s good to hear.” Houston bombed a three from 25 feet for a 54-53 lead with 3:48 left and the defense stopped West on three consecutive possessions. But Carson (8-13, 5-7) could not score either. And in the end, it was Follrod (who else?) who sank a soft shot after a rebound with a minute left for the winning points. “He didn’t kill us like last time,” Perry said. “But he still got some easy shots around the basket.”

NORTH IREDELL (55) — Johnson 16, Holland 8, McNeely 8, St. John 7, Nolen 7, Laws 5, Moore 2, Hunt 2, Brown. EAST ROWAN (52) — Hough 13, W. Rogers 8, Honeycutt 7, Gittens 6, Shepherd 5, Oglesby 4, A. Rogers 3, Driver 2, Holmes, Gobble, Galloway. N. Iredell 18 10 E. Rowan 14 10

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It was disappointing that Carson made late mistakes and didn’t get a good look on the last play. “My dad used to say, ‘If you don’t get it to the rim, you aint got a chance to win,’ ” Perry said. “But we just didn’t make plays.” WEST IREDELL (58) — Follrod 24, Harris 15, Stevenson 10, Gray 5, Gibbs 2, Daniels 2. CARSON (56) — Houston 22, Williams 13, Heggins 10, Eagle 4, Wagner 4, Gilbert 2, Parker 1, Raper, Love, Gilbert, Laws. W. Iredell 8 22 Carson 15 15

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DALLAS — There’s no better excuse for a short night’s sleep than winning a Super Bowl. A blearyeyed Aaron Rodgers glanced at the Vince Lombardi Trophy on Monday morning and talked about RODGERS collecting a few more. So did his coach, Mike McCarthy. Rodgers led the Green Bay Packers to a 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers for the storied franchise’s fourth Super Bowl title and 13th NFL championship. Before accepting the game’s MVP award and a

car, Rodgers spoke of the next goals for him and the team. “I guess I ran out of motivations, huh?” Rodgers said with a chuckle. “I always look for challenges. The challenge goes to repeating. We’ve got one, so now what? Let’s go get another one.” Rodgers guided the Packers to three straight road victories in the playoffs before Sunday’s win over Pittsburgh that made Green Bay the second No. 6 seed to win a Super Bowl. He threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns against the Steelers’ second-ranked defense, and the Packers displayed a resilience that marked their season. Green Bay had lost 16 players to injured reserve heading into the Super Bowl, then defensive leader Charles Woodson (collarbone) and veteran receiver

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Green Bay coach Mike Mccarthy admires the trophy. and growth and development.” And confidence. McCarthy had so much faith in his team that he fitted the players for championship rings the night before the Super Bowl. Rodgers missed that, however, saying he was taking a shower.

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The NFL roundup .... ARLINGTON, Texas — Whether it was as complicated as deciding how to divide $9 billion or as simple as making sure everyone with a ticket also had a seat, the NFL had trouble getting it right this Super Bowl week. The league slogged through bad weather in Texas, a botched national anthem, a Super seating debacle and the back-and-forth of labor negotiations that threaten to shut down the sport. At least they had a good game. Led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 on Sunday in an exciting Super Bowl that showcased exactly what's at stake. Because when the lights went out at Cowboys Stadium, there was no knowing whether they would turn back on next fall.

The collective bargaining agreement that led to unprecedented success this season for the NFL expires March 3, and barring an agreement before then, owners are threatening to lock out players. "It's hard to imagine that in a time of economic travails, the public will have an overwhelming sense of sympathy in a labor fight that pits millionaires against billionaires," agent Leigh Steinberg said. TITANS NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A usually conservative Mike Munchak showed off much more of his personality Monday at his first news conference as head coach of the Tennessee Titans. He made jokes about how he expected a gold watch after 30 years with the franchise, how it will be easier for his mother to see him on the sideline now and even poked fun at his quiet manner. "This is my excited face," Munchak

said at one point. The new coach also made one thing very clear: Change is coming, even though he coached under Jeff Fisher the past 14 seasons. BIG RATINGS NEW YORK — For the second year in a row, the Super Bowl has set a record for American television viewing. The Nielsen Co. said Monday that an estimated 111 million people watched the Green Bay Packers outlast the Pittsburgh Steelers in professional football's ultimate game. That tops the 106.5 million who watched the 2010 game between New Orleans and Indianapolis. The series finale of "M-A-S-H" had held the title of the most-watched TV show in the United States for 27 years. It is now No. 3. Fox had the advantage of a game between two of the National Football League's iconic franchises.

Bobcats win; keep Allen from record

CHAPEL HILL— Waltiea Rolle saw Duke's Chelsea Gray sprinting her way in transition for a shot that could force North Carolina into overtime. The 6-foot-6 sophomore stood her ground, extended her left arm and knocked Gray's leaning drive harmlessly away. The horn sounded a second later, sending Rolle and her North Carolina teammates into an oncourt celebration of a victory that kept them in the Atlantic Coast Conference race. Rolle had the go-ahead three-point play with 3:20 left to go with that gamesaving block to help the 13th-ranked Tar Heels beat the fifth-ranked Blue Devils 62-60 on Monday. Italee Lucas scored 17 points to lead the Tar Heels (21-3, 7-2 ACC), who fought through a tough and often ugly rivalry game before holding on to win in a thrilling finish. It also kept the Blue Devils (21-2, 7-1) from running out too far ahead in the league standings, where North Carolina is tied with No. 19 Florida State for second. The Tar Heels have won four straight games since a 23-point loss at Maryland.

MEN’S HOOPS LAWRENCE, Kan. — Marcus Morris had 22 points and reserve Mario

Little added 17, sparking a second-half charge that led No. 2 Kansas past No. 19 Missouri 103-86 on Monday night. No. 4 Pittsburgh 71, No. 25 West Virginia 66 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Nasir Robinson scored 15 points and Pittsburgh overcame an awful start to beat West Virginia.

NHL NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Rookie Devan Dubnyk made 37 saves for his first career NHL shutout and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Nashville Predators 4-0 on Monday night. Red Wings 3, Rangers 2 DETROIT — Pavel Datsyuk had a goal, an assist and a game-high three takeaways after missing 19 games with a broken right wrist to help Detroit beat the New York Rangers 3-2. Maple Leafs 5, Thrashers 4 TORONTO— Toronto coach Ron Wilson tried some lineup changes and it seemed to create some spark during a 5-4 win over the Atlanta Thrashers.

AWARDS ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Spain's Rafael Nadal and American Lindsey Vonn are the winners of this year's Laureus Sports Awards. Nadal was honored as the sportsman of the year and Vonn the sportswoman in a ceremony Monday in Abu Dhabi.

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FREEZER chest, Frigidaire. Heavy duty commercial. Works great. Has wire storage basket, 27x 22x34,$125. China Grove 704-640-0718 after 10am Kitchen table (glass top) & 4 chairs. $85 firm. Living room set ~ couch, rocker, 3 table lamps. Plaid color. Asking $175. Call 704-857-0093 Sofa, 90” White cloth, excellent condition. $200. Please Call 704-7978865 Table & chairs, glass/ wrought iron round table 42", 4 wrought iron fan back padded chairs. China Grove. $175, 704-640-0718 Table. St. Bart's 54” round wood table with pineapple base. Cost new. Great $350 $150. 336condition. 936-9452


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

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

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

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

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

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

Medical Equipment

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.

Devilbiss 525ds oxygen breathing system 4 sale. $450 or best offer. Barely used. 704-785-4547

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

Dresser, white, chest, nighstand & mirror. $125 in Salisbury, contact Bryant 704-762-5152

Misc For Sale

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.

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

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A-CDL Drivers: Home Weekly. Hiring OTR Company Drivers and Independent Contractors. Requires 1 year tractor-trailer experience. EPES TRANSPORT 888-293-3232,

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








Free cats & kitten. 1 male cat, 1 female cat and 1 female kitten. To good homes only. Call Rachael at 704 636 1054


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

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

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

Got puppies or kittens for sale?


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

Cats 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.

Free cat, male. Very Everything handsome. done. Not good with dogs or kids. Very sweet. Inside only. 704-636-0619

Beautiful Puppies!

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 Free Cat. Black & white short haired male cat, neutered & rabies shots, affectionate. 704-8557218

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 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

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


Beautiful Puppies!

Free male Sikk Yorkie to a good home. Please call Rachael at 704-636-1054 for more information

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

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

Giving away kittens or puppies?

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

Free puppies to good home, Golden Retriever mix, friendly, loving, and playful puppies 4 wks old. 4 females and 4 males. 704-633-7877 or 704731-9410 Lv msg. Free puppies. Huskey / Pit Mastiff mix, born Dec. 23, 2 females and 7 males to good homes. Very playful. 704-4330945

Livestock DONKEY Miniature Donkey. Male. 36 inches tall. Gray intact. Please call 704279-4080 after 5 pm Labrador Retriever puppies. AKC, two males, chocolate, wormed, champion sired, $250 each. 336-671-9953

Free Puppies. One brown male, one white and brown female. Very cute!!!! Please call 704638-0589

Free dog, Black Lab, Male. 8 months old. No papers. Only to a loving home. 704-279-1361.

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


Sweet Pomeranian Puppies!

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


Sweet Baby Boy!

Free puppies. Labrador mixes. 3 males. Born Dec. 3, 2010. Please call 704-202-2270

Free Border Collie, Lab mixed Puppies, 8wks old. To good home only. 1st shots given. 704-603- 4610

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

Other Pets

Supplies and Services

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

Puppies. Pomeranian CKC, solid and parti colors, 12 weeks old, shots and worming up to date. $200 cash.

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

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 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.

Tell Someone

My little Amy is 40 today. I love you so much! Happy Birthday, Uncle Bobby


Happy 8th Birthday BreAsia Ellis. May God bless you with many, many more. We love you! Mom, Dad and brother Bralin

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

Happy 8th Birthday to our little Angel, BreAsia. Hope you have a great day. Love you, Ma-Ma, Da-Da (Jane & Billy Goodlett) & Family


Happy Birthday BreAsia, you're queen for the day in the "Ellis House" We love you Ma-2 & Da, Aunt Dina, Quan, Brittany, Brenden


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





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



(under Website Forms, bottom right column)

Birthday? ... Who said Amy Watson was 40? When she looks 30! Happy Birthday! Love you, Mom and Dad

Fax: 704-630-0157


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


We want to be your flower shop!

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

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


MawMaws Kozy Kitchen


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

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






5550 Hwy 601 • Salisbury, NC 28147 • 704-647-9807 HOURS: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 11AM-8PM Wednesday 11AM-3PM • Closed on Sundays S48510

6B • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011 Misc For Sale

Misc For Sale

Air Conditioner, 24,000 BTU, $100 Call 704-639-7007 Leave Message

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

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

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

Bedroom suite, 6 piece, 1970's, mahogany $350; 2 wood/glass shelves $100. Call 704-213-9811

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

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

Small Trailer no title new tires, wires and lights. $300 or best offer. Can email pictures. Call 704leave a 245-8296 message

Clock. Jeff Gordon wall clock, new, $50. Kerosene heater. Like new $35. Please 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

Door w/side lights, 66”. $300. 2 Pella windows 33x63 w/ frames. $100 ea. 704-279-5991 Generator, electric start. 120 & 240v on wheels. Without battery. $149. Call 704-784-2488 George magazines, 21 issues. $60. Adler 315 Electric typewriter & stand, $70. Please call 704-636-5656

Hay for Sale

Super Chip model 3805/FLASHPAQ tuner for 2005-2008 Dodge 5.9 $325. Diesel pick-up. 336-766-7693 Tool boxes. 2 Kobalt 5' stainless steel side tool boxes for a pick-up truck. $125 ea. 336-766-7693

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

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

HYPNOSIS will work for you!

Stop Smoking~Lose Weight It's Easy & Very Effective Decide Today 704-933-1982

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

MOUNTAIN BUILT High Country Bowed Dulcimer with 2 bows, resin, 2 books and carrying case. Only used few times. $450. 704279-3645

Show off your stuff! With our

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

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

Television, DVD & Video



Call today about our Private Party Special!

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

704-797-4220 *some restrictions apply

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

Found dog. Small, black, dog Innes Street area. Wednesday, Feb. 2. Call to identify. 704-642-1439. Found on Bringle Ferry Rd. (at I-85 overpass) small poodle mix. Call 704-637-0229 between 8am-5pm

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

Homes for Sale

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

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

Business Opportunities

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

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

Lost keys. Remote, 1 key & Food Lion tag. Vicinity of Heilig Ave. Please call 704-279-3802 Lost Kitten in Salisbury, female, spayed, short haired black cat, yellow eyes, purple collar in Morland Pk area nr Mirror Lake. 704-638-5646

Free Stuff

Notices Free Chest freezer for feed storage. You pick up. Rockwell area. 704279-6393

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

Free Christmas tree. 10 ft white artificial Christmas tree. Please call 704-857-8991

Alexander Place

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

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

Open House 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

Lovely Home

Valentine's Special

Sun. 1-5pm

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

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.

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

E. Spencer

Bring All Offers

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

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

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



∫ 106 Years

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

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

Move-In Condition!

Salis. 3BR/2BA, 1100 s.f., + 300 s.f. additonal storage in fenced in back yard, built in 1988, recently remodeled & appraised at $102,500. Open to reasonable offer. 704-267-8700 or e-mail:

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

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


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.

Salisbury. 2 or 3 bedroom Townhomes. For information, call Summit Developers, Inc. 704-797-0200 Salisbury. 3BR/1BA, 401 Heilig Ave. For Sale by Owner. New heat system & new paint. Owner financing, $1,000 down. $72,000. 704-202-5879

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

Convenient Location

Mechanics DREAM Home, 28x32 shop with lift & air compressor, storage space & ½ bath. All living space has been completely 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

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

Homes for Sale


Salisbury. 925 Agner Rd. Below tax and appraisal value at $399,000. 3 BR/2BA brick home w/sunroom and 2 car garage sits in the middle of this beautiful property. Open and wooded pasture areas w/barn. 704-603-8244 or 704-209-1405

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

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

West Rowan – Country Club living in the country. Builder's custom brick home has 4 BR, 3 ½ BA w/main floor master suite. 3300 sqft. + partially finished bonus room. Lots of ceramic and granite. 2 fireplaces with gas logs. 6.5 very private wooded acres. Priced at $399,000. Reduced to sell! $389,000. Call for appt. 704-431-3267 or 704-213-4544

Investment Property

Investment Property

China Grove

Child Care Facility/Commercial Bldg.


Great Location 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

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

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

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

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

Land for Sale 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

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 Salisbury

New Home

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



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Lots for Sale

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

3 BR, 2.5 BA, nice wood floors. Range, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer, dryer, gas logs, outbuilding. 1 yr home warranty. $1,500 carpet allowances. R49933A $195,500 B&R Realty Dale Yontz 704.202.3663

Name of Business ________________________________________ 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

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

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:

Very Motivated Sellers


Land for Sale By Owner, 2 private wooded acres, lays well. $24,900. Financing avail. 704-535-4159 anytime

25 Acres Beautiful Land for Sale by Owner

Motivated Seller

SINCE 1905


East Salis. 4BR, 2½BA. Lease option purchase. Interest rates are low. Good time to build. 704-638-0108


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

Be a part of our popular annual publication! This widely-read full color special is a “Who’s Who” of area businesses!


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


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


Homes for Sale

Genesis Realty 704-933-5000 Foreclosure Experts

Rockwell. 507 Depot St. 3BR, 1½BA. Storage bldg. Fenced yard. Lrg screened back porch. Lrg lot. Stove, refrig., & dishwasher stay. Completely remodeled. Central HVAC. Closing costs neg. Trade considered. $94,900. Duncan Properties 704-202-8143


Move in Ready!

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Homes for Sale


1116 Holmes Street, 3 BR, 1 full BA, 2 half BA, starter or wonderful 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


Homes for Sale Rockwell

New Listing


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

Homes for Sale

East Rowan

New Listing

Fulton Heights

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

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

Music Sales & Service

Found dog. Small female dog, light brown, Friday, Feb. 4 in Granite Quarry area. 704-2791168

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

Wedding dress. New Galina wedding dress. Ivory. Size 12. $300. Call 704-856-8811

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Homes for Sale

Lost & Found

FREE white BOXER 3 years (female). FREE ROTTI(male) black /tan.-5 years. Must agree to have spayed. Vet. reference. Call 704-431-4649


Jewelers Loupes 30x Never used $8.00 call and leave message 704245-8296

Want to Buy Merchandise

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.



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.

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

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

Manufactured Home Dealers

Manufactured Home Dealers


Rent With Option!

Deadline for entry: February 17 • 5 PM

Mail Form and Payment to: Business Honor Roll c/o Salisbury Post P.O. Box 4639 Salisbury, NC 28145 or Call 704-797-4220

We accept


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

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.

SALISBURY POST Lots for Sale Southwestern Rowan Co.

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

Manufactured Home Sales

Real Estate Services

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

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

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

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

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

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

Salisbury Area 3 or 4 bedroom, 2 baths, $500 down under $700 per month. 704-225-8850

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, ROWAN COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION - BEFORE THE CLERK - 11 SP 116 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Petitioner vs. JOSIE M. BLACKWELL AND STOKES W. BLACKWELL, Respondent(s) TO: Josie M. Blackwell and Stokes W. Blackwell Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above entitled special proceeding. The nature of the relief being sought is as follows: Petition for Surplus Funds pursuant to N.C.G.S. 45-21.32(a) for determination of ownership of such funds paid into the Court resulting from the foreclosure sale of 130 River Country Rd, Salisbury, NC 28146, North Carolina pursuant to a power of sale contained in the deed of trust executed on November 24, 1997 by Stokes W. Blackwell and Josie M. Blackwell. This matter is currently scheduled for hearing with the Rowan County Clerk of Superior Court on April 25, 2011 at 11:00 AM.

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You are required to make defense to such pleading not later than 40 days after February 8, 2011 and upon your failure to do so the party seeking service against you will apply to the court for the relief sought. By: Richard J. Kania, Kania and Kania, P.A., Attorney for Petitioner 600-A Centrepark Drive, Asheville, North Carolina 2805 (828) 252-8010 No. 61011 AMENDED NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY – 10-SP-439 - 1324

No. 61039 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY – 10-SP-974 - 5546 UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Michael A. Waycaster and Tika D. Waycaster, dated July 25, 2001 and recorded on July 30, 2001, in Book No. 914, at Page 368 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rowan County, North Carolina; and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness secured thereby and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements contained therein and, pursuant to demand of the holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will place for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at Rowan County Courthouse, Salisbury, North Carolina on February 16, 2011 at 1:00 PM that parcel of land, including improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the City of Salisbury, County of Rowan, State of North Carolina, and being more particularly described in the above referenced Deed of Trust.

UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Lilburn P. Williams, Jr. and Jane M. Williams, dated June 21, 2001 and recorded on June 22, 2001, in Book No. 0911, at Page 0145 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rowan County, North Carolina; and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness secured thereby and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements contained therein and, pursuant to demand of the holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will place for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at Rowan County Courthouse, Salisbury, North Carolina on February 9, 2011 at 1:00 PM that parcel of land, including improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the City of Gold Hill, County of Rowan, State of North Carolina, and being more particularly described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. Address of property: 600 Saint Peters Church Road, Gold Hill, NC 28071 Tax Parcel ID: 368100

Address of property: 125 Bonanza a/k/a 125 Bonanza Drive, Salisbury, NC 28147 Tax Parcel ID: 310310 Present Record Owners: Michael A. Waycaster and Tika D. Waycaster The terms of the sale are that the real property hereinbefore described will be sold for cash to the highest bidder. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. In the event that the Owner and Holder or its intended assignee is exempt from paying the same, the successful bidder shall be required to pay revenue stamps on the Trustee's Deed, and any Land Transfer Tax. The real property hereinabove described is being offered for sale "AS IS, WHERE IS" and will be sold subject to all superior liens, unpaid taxes, and special assessments. Other conditions will be announced at the sale. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required. If the Trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the Trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the Trustee, in its sole discretion, if it believes the challenge to have merit, may declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential With Less Than 15 Rental Units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a bona fide lease or tenancy may have additional rights pursuant to Title VII of 5.896 - Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act which became effective on May 20, 2009. David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee By: Attorney at Law, Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC Attorneys for David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee 2550 West Tyvola Road, Suite 520, Charlotte, NC 28217 (704) 697-5809 No. 61040 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY – 10-SP-1079 - 6494 UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Byron Keith Martin a/k/a Byron K. Martin and Amy L. Martin, dated May 8, 2003 and recorded on May 14, 2003, in Book No. 974, at Page 342 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rowan County, North Carolina; and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness secured thereby and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements contained therein and, pursuant to demand of the holder of the indebted-ness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will place for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at Rowan County Courthouse, Salisbury, North Carolina on February 16, 2011 at 1:00 PM that parcel of land, including improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the City of Salisbury, County of Rowan, State of North Carolina, and being more particularly described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. Address of property: 1524 Park Ave, Salisbury, NC 28146 Tax Parcel ID: 058 164 Present Record Owners: Byron Keith Martin a/k/a Byron K. Martin The terms of the sale are that the real property hereinbefore described will be sold for cash to the highest bidder. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. In the event that the Owner and Holder or its intended assignee is exempt from paying the same, the successful bidder shall be required to pay revenue stamps on the Trustee's Deed, and any Land Transfer Tax. The real property hereinabove described is being offered for sale "AS IS, WHERE IS" and will be sold subject to all superior liens, unpaid taxes, and special assessments. Other conditions will be announced at the sale. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required. If the Trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the Trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the Trustee, in its sole discretion, if it believes the challenge to have merit, may declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential With Less Than 15 Rental Units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a bona fide lease or tenancy may have additional rights pursuant to Title VII of 5.896 - Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act which became effective on May 20, 2009. David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee By: Attorney at Law, Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC Attorneys for David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee 2550 West Tyvola Road, Suite 520, Charlotte, NC 28217 (704) 697-5809

Present Record Owners: Lilburn P. Williams, Jr. and Jane M. Williams The terms of the sale are that the real property hereinbefore described will be sold for cash to the highest bidder. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. In the event that the Owner and Holder or its intended assignee is exempt from paying the same, the successful bidder shall be required to pay revenue stamps on the Trustee's Deed, and any Land Transfer Tax. The real property hereinabove described is being offered for sale "AS IS, WHERE IS" and will be sold subject to all superior liens, unpaid taxes, and special assessments. Other conditions will be announced at the sale. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required. If the Trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the Trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the Trustee, in its sole discretion, if it believes the challenge to have merit, may declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential With Less Than 15 Rental Units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 4521.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a bona fide lease or tenancy may have additional rights pursuant to Title VII of 5.896 - Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act which became effective on May 20, 2009. David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee By: Attorney at Law, Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC, Attorneys for David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee 2550 West Tyvola Road, Suite 520, Charlotte, NC 28217 (704) 442-9500 No. 61041 AMENDED NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY – 10-SP-733 - 1943 UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Rachel Edie Rushlow, dated August 7, 2007 and recorded on August 13, 2007, in Book No. 1101, at Page 584 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rowan County, North Carolina; and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness secured thereby and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements contained therein and, pursuant to demand of the holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will place for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at Rowan County Courthouse, Salisbury, North Carolina on February 16, 2011 at 1:00 PM that parcel of land, including improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the City of Mount Ulla, County of Rowan, State of North Carolina, and being more particularly described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. Address of property: 12505 Mooresville Road, Mount Ulla, NC 28125 Tax Parcel ID: 205 043 Present Record Owners: Rachel Edie Rushlow The terms of the sale are that the real property hereinbefore described will be sold for cash to the highest bidder. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. In the event that the Owner and Holder or its intended assignee is exempt from paying the same, the successful bidder shall be required to pay revenue stamps on the Trustee's Deed, and any Land Transfer Tax. The real property hereinabove described is being offered for sale "AS IS, WHERE IS" and will be sold subject to all superior liens, unpaid taxes, and special assessments. Other conditions will be announced at the sale. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required. If the Trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the Trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the Trustee, in its sole discretion, if it believes the challenge to have merit, may declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential With Less Than 15 Rental Units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a bona fide lease or tenancy may have additional rights pursuant to Title VII of 5.896 - Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act which became effective on May 20, 2009. Dated: January 13, 2011 David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee, By: Attorney at Law, Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC, Attorneys for David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee 2550 West Tyvola Road, Suite 520, Charlotte, NC 28217 (704) 442-9500

No. 61010 THIRD AMENDED NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA - COUNTY OF ROWAN IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE - BEFORE THE CLERK - 2009-SP-1069 IN RE: Foreclosure of Deed of Trust from High Rock Properties, LLC, Grantor, to Samuel S. Williams, Esquire, Trustee, recorded in Book 1103, Page 476 in the Rowan County, North Carolina Public Registry (as modified in Book 1130, Page 315 and Book 1132, Page 681 and Book 1135, Page 867) by David T. Simpson, Jr., Substitute Trustee, as recorded in Book 1153, Page 921 of the Rowan County Public Registry Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in a certain Deed of Trust executed by High Rock Properties, LLC dated as of August 31, 2007 and recorded on September 4, 2007 in Book 1103 at Page 476 of the Rowan County Public Registry (as modified in Book 1130, Page 315 and Book 1132, Page 681 and Book 1135, Page 867) (the "Deed of Trust") and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured and failure to carry out or perform the stipulations and agreements therein contained and pursuant to the demand of the owner and holder of indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, and pursuant to the Order of the Clerk of Superior Court for Rowan County, North Carolina, entered in this foreclosure proceeding, the undersigned, David T. Simpson, Jr., Substitute Trustee, will expose for sale at public auction on February 11, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the appropriate place for foreclosure sales at the Rowan County Courthouse, Salisbury, North Carolina, the real property (including any improvements thereon) which is more particularly described on Exhibit A attached hereto and incorporated herein. This sale shall not include any portion of the real property that has been released by recorded releases. The sale will be subject to any and all superior mortgages, deeds of trust and liens, including without limitation, the lien of unpaid taxes and assessments, easements, conditions, restrictions and matters of record, particularly your attention is directed to that Subordination Agreement recorded in Book 1103 at Page 814 of the Rowan County Public Registry. This sale will be further subject to the right, if any, of the United States of America to redeem the above-described property for a period of 120 days following confirmation of the sale. Description of Property: All that tract or parcel of land, lying and being in the Salisbury Township, Rowan County, North Carolina containing 201 acres, more or less, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the N.C.G.S. Monument “Sign” having NAD 83 coordinates N; 718,945.20 and E: 1,586,373.38, said point being the POINT OF COMMENCEMENT; thence North 58 degrees 37 minutes 19 seconds West a distance of 1638.84 feet to a point marked by a ½ inch rebar on the northwest right of way line of U.S. Hwy. 29 which is the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence North 47 degrees 15 minutes 25 seconds West a distance of 261.27 feet to a point marked by a ½ inch rebar; thence South 36 degrees 28 minutes 07 seconds West a distance of 107.37 feet to a point marked by a ½ inch rebar; thence North 43 degrees 57 minutes 46 seconds West a distance of 45.28 feet to a point marked by a ½ inch rebar; thence South 46 degrees 54 minutes 30 seconds West a distance of 243.39 feet to a point marked by a 2 ½ inch galvanized iron pipe (g.i.p.) on the east right of way line of Peace Street; thence along the east right of way line of Peace Street North 34 degrees 46 minutes 35 seconds West a distance of 171.48 feet to a point marked by a ½ inch rebar which is the intersection of the east right of way line of Peace Street and the north right of way line of Zeb Street; thence along the north right of way line of Zeb Street South 76 degrees 35 minutes 48 seconds West a distance of 150.30 feet to a point; thence North 11 degrees 44 minutes 20 seconds West a distance of 155.16 feet to a point marked by a 2 ½ inch g.i.p.; thence North 76 degrees 40 minutes 45 seconds West a distance of 949.43 feet to a point marked by a 1/2” rebar; thence North 36 degrees 57 minutes 14 seconds East a distance of 799.67 feet to a point marked by a 2 1/2” g.i.p.; thence North 47 degrees 15 minutes 40 seconds East a distance of 712.77 feet to a point marked by a 2 1/2” g.i.p.; thence North 30 degrees 44 minutes 12 seconds East a distance of 246.07 feet to a point marked by a ½ inch rod; thence North 60 degrees 48 minutes 30 seconds East a distance of 353.02 feet to a point marked by a 2 ½ inch g.i.p.; thence North 77 degrees 37 minutes 07 seconds East a distance of 242.82 feet to a point marked by a railroad iron; thence North 01 degrees 20 minutes 39 seconds East a distance of 105.47 feet to a point marked by a ½ inch rebar set; thence North 86 degrees 12 minutes 15 seconds East a distance of 245.87 feet to a point marked by a ½ inch rebar; thence North 81 degrees 50 minutes 38 seconds East a distance of 97.98 feet to a point marked by a 2 ½ inch g.i.p.; thence south 74 degrees 54 minutes 29 seconds East a distance of 198.88 feet to a point marked by a ½ inch rebar; thence South 54 degrees 47 minutes 33 seconds East a distance of 495.59 feet to a point marked by a 1 ½ inch pipe; thence South 14 degrees 23 minutes 18 seconds East a distance of 326.22 feet to a point marked by a 2 ½ inch g.i.p.; thence South 06 degrees 01 minutes 09 seconds East a distance of 337.21 feet to a point marked by a PK nail in the north bound lane of U.S. Hwy. 29; thence South 16 degrees 04 minutes 51 seconds West a distance of 262.71 feet to a point marked by a ½ inch rebar set; thence South 50 degrees 19 minutes 37 seconds West distance of 115.31 feet to a point and marked by 4 ½ rebar; thence South 44 degrees 54 minutes 09 seconds East a distance of 278.29 feet to a point marked by a ½ inch rebar set; thence South 13 degrees 36 minutes 09 seconds East a distance of 247.00 feet to a point marked by a ½ inch rebar set; thence South 00 degrees 16 minutes 51 seconds West a distance of 443.00 feet to a point marked by a ½ inch rebar set; thence along the meandering contour line elevation 655 a distance of 2000 feet, more or less, to a point on the west right of way line of Interstate 85, said point being South 44 degrees 08 minutes 56 seconds East a distance of 314.30 feet from the previously described point; thence along a curve to the left in the west right of way line of Interstate 85, a chord bearing of South 25 degrees 24 minutes 09 seconds West a chord distance of 162.40 feet, an arc distance of 162.42 feet, and a radius of 3167.5 feet to a point; thence along a curve to the left in the west right of way line of Interstate 85 a chord bearing of South 20 degrees 31 minutes 09 seconds West, a chord distance of 377.30 feet, an arc distance of 377.52 feet and a radius of 3167.5 to a point; thence along the west right of way line of Interstate 85 South 16 degrees 43 minutes 27 seconds West, through a 2 ½ inch g.i.p. At a distance of 1186.71 feet, a total distance of 2617.86 to a point marked by a ½ inch rebar set on the west right of way line of Interstate 85 said point also being North 29 degrees 14 minutes 17 seconds West a distance of 54.30 feet from a 2 inch pipe within the right of way of Interstate 85; thence North 29 degrees 14 minutes 17 seconds West a distance of 526.83 feet to a point marked by a 2 ½ inch g.i.p.; thence North 59 degrees 12 minutes 52 seconds West through a point marked by a ½ inch rebar set on the east right of way line of the Southern Railroad right of way at a distance of 1936.28 feet, a total distance of 1993.13 feet to a point marked by a stone; thence North 32 degrees 09 minutes 28 seconds East a distance of 2182.57 feet to a point; thence North 45 degrees 10 minutes 35 seconds East a distance of 463.00 feet to a point; thence North 52 degrees 10 minutes 25 seconds West a distance of 15.50 feet to a point; thence North 42 degrees 42 minutes 35 seconds East a distance of 100.36 feet to a point marked by a ½ inch rebar found which is the POINT OF BEGINNING. Less and except the parcel of land containing 0.29 acre, more or less, belonging to Yadkin United Methodist Church which is more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the N.C.G.S. Monument “Sign” having NAD 83 coordinates N: 718,945.20 and E: 1,586,373.38, said point being the POINT OF COMMENCEMENT; thence North 58 degrees 37 minutes 19 seconds West a distance of 1638.84 feet to a point marked by a ½ inch rebar on the northwest right of way line of U.S. Hwy. 29; thence North 18 degrees 25 minutes 02 seconds East a distance of 534.79 feet to a point marked by a 2 ½ inch g.i.p. Said point being the POINT OF BEGINNING for this parcel; thence North 79 degrees 00 minutes 52 seconds West a distance of 170.01 feet to a point marked by a 2 ½ inch g.i.p.; thence North 10 degrees 39 minutes 51 seconds East a distance of 75.00 feet to a point; thence South 79 degrees 00 minutes 52 seconds East a distance of 170.01 feet to a point; thence South 10 degrees 39 minutes 51 seconds West a distance of 75.00 feet to a point, said point being the POINT OF BEGINNING. Also, less and except the parcel of land containing 1.79 acres, more or less, belonging to Southern Railroad which is more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the N.C.G.S. Monument “Sign” having NAD 83 coordinates N: 718,945.20 and E: 1,586,373.38, said point being the POINT OF COMMENCEMENT; thence North 58 degrees 37 minutes 19 seconds West a distance of 1638.84 feet to a point marked by a ½ inch rebar on the northwest right of way line of U.S. Hwy. 29; thence North 65 degrees 43 minutes 43 seconds East a distance of 1093.03 feet to a point marked by a ½ inch rebar set on the southeast right of way line of Southern Railroad, said point being the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence along the chord of a curve in the southeast right of way of Southern Railroad South 50 degrees 19 minutes 37 seconds West, passing through a ½ inch rebar set at 115.31 feet, a total distance of 1433.61 feet to a point on the southeast right of way of Southern Railroad; thence along a curve to the right in the southeast right of way line of Southern Railroad an arc distance of 1445.91 feet to a point marked by a ½ inch rebar set, said curve having a chord bearing of North 50 degrees 19 minutes 37 seconds East, a chord distance of 1433.61 feet, and a radius of 3194.98 feet, said point being the POINT OF BEGINNING. Less and except the parcel of land containing 2.807 acres, more or less, belonging to Aurora Motorsports and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a ½ inch rebar found on the northwest side of U.S. Highway 29, said point being North 58 degrees 37 minutes 20 seconds West a distance of 1638.95 feet from NC Grid Monument “Sign”; thence North 47 degrees 15 minutes 25 seconds West a distance of 261.27 feet to a point marked by a ½ inch rebar on the east right of way line of Hunter Street; thence along a curve to the left in the east right of way line of Hunter Street, an arc length of 54.25 feet to a point, said curve having the radius of 242.10 feet, a chord bearing of North 16 degrees 37 minutes 59 seconds East and a chord distance of 54.14 feet; thence continuing along the east right of way line of Hunter Street North 10 degrees 12 minutes 49 seconds East a distance of 131.70 feet to a point; thence continuing along a curve to the left in the east right of way line of Hunter Street an arc distance of 135.94 feet, said curve having a radius of 305.52 feet, a chord bearing of North 02 degrees 34 minutes 31 seconds West and a chord distance of 134.82 feet; thence continuing along the east right of way line of Hunter Street North 15 degrees 21 minutes 51 seconds West a distance of 29.49 feet to a point which marks the intersection of the east right of way line of Hunter Street and the south right of way line of Piedmont Avenue; thence along the south right of way line of Piedmont Avenue South 79 degrees 01 minutes 08 seconds East a distance of 332.74 feet to a point marked by a 2 inch pipe which is also the intersection of the south right of way line of Piedmont Avenue and the west right of way line of NC Finishing Lane; thence along the west right of way line of NC Finishing Lane; thence along the west right of way line of NC Finishing Lane South 10 degrees 41 minutes 24 seconds West a distance of 363.34 feet to a point on the north side of US Hwy. 29; thence along the north side of US Hwy. 29 South 42 degrees 18 minutes 40 seconds West a distance of 137.21 feet to a point marked by a ½ inch rebar, said point being the Point of Beginning. The above-described real property will be sold "AS IS, WHERE IS." Neither the Substitute Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the Deed of Trust being foreclosed nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representatives of either the Substitute Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the real property being sold, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such conditions expressly are disclaimed. An Order for Possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court of the County in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the Notice of Sale, terminate the rental agreement upon ten (10) days written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenants are liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. The record owner of the above-described real property as reflected on the records of the Rowan County Register of Deeds not more than ten (10) days prior to the posting of the original notice was High Rock Properties, LLC. The public record shows the record owner not more than ten (10) days prior to posting this notice to be Z & M Management Group, LLC. Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute Section 45-21.10(b), any successful bidder may be required to deposit with the Substitute Trustee immediately upon conclusion of the sale a cash deposit of the greater of five percent (5%) of the last bid or $750.00. Any successful bidder shall be required to tender the full balance purchase price so bid in cash or certified check at the time the Substitute Trustee tenders to him a deed for the property or attempts to tender such deed, and should said successful bidder fail to pay the full balance purchase price so bid at that time, he shall remain liable on his bid as provided for in North Carolina General Statutes §45-21.30(d) and (e). The owner and holder of the indebtedness secured by the Deed of Trust may make a credit bid. This sale will be held open ten (10) days for upset bids as required by law. THIS the 9th day of December, 2010. David T. Simpson, Jr., Substitute Trustee, Gerdes, Mason & Simpson, LLP, 216 North McDowell Street, Suite 110, Post Office Box 30068, Charlotte, North Carolina 28230, Telephone: (704) 372-3180, Facsimile: (704) 343-2942

8B • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011 Apartments 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 Equal 1-800-735-2962 Housing Opportunity.

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

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

Duplex for Rent


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! Salisbury – 2 BR duplex in excellent cond., w/ appl. $560/mo. + dep. Ryburn Rentals 704-637-0601 Salisbury City, 2BR/1BA, very spacious, 1,000 s.f., cent air/heat, $450/mo + dep. 704-640-5750 Salisbury One bedroom upstairs, furnished, deposit & references required. 704-932-5631

Salisbury. Efficiency. Walk-in closet. Level access. Utilities paid. Please call 704-638-0108

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

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

2 Homes in East Rowan, 3 BR, 2 BA. $975-$1050. Lease, dep. & ref. req. 704.798.7233

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

Holly Leaf Apts. 2BR, 1½BA. $555. Kitchen appliances, W/D connection, cable ready. 704-637-5588

Condos and Townhomes

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

Houses for Rent

Salisbury. 1BR. Fully furnished apt. Utilities included. No pets. $550/mo. Deposit & ref. 704-855-2100

Granite Quarry. 3BR, 1BA. East Schools. Carport. Level access. Central air & heat. Call 704-638-0108

Granite Quarry, 309 Aspen Ave., 3 BR, 2 BA, $750/mo. + $750 deposit. 704-855-5353

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

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

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

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

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

Salisbury, 128 E. Monroe St. 2BR/1BA, Central H/A, $500/mo + $500 dep. No pets. 704-433-1973 or 704-433-2019

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

Salisbury. Free Rent, Free Water, New All Elec. Heat/air, on bus route. $495. 704-239-0691 STONWYCK VILLIAGE IN GRANITE QUARRY Nice 2BR, energy efficient apt., stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, water & sewer furnished, central heat/ac, vaulted ceiling, washer/dryer connection. $495 to $550 /Mo, $400 deposit. 1 year lease, no pets. 704-279-3808 WELCOME HOME TO DEER PARK APTS. We have immediate openings for 1 & 2 BR apts. Call or come by and ask about our move-in specials. 704-278-4340 for info. For immediate info call 1-828-442-7116

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

Auction Thursday 12pm 429 N. Lee St. Salisbury Antiques, Collectibles, Used Furniture 704-213-4101 Carolina's Auction Rod Poole, NCAL#2446 Salisbury (704)633-7369

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

Job Seeker meeting at 112 E. Main St., Rockwell. 6:30pm Mons. Rachel Corl, Auctioneer. 704-279-3596 KEN WEDDINGTON Total Auctioneering Services 140 Eastside Dr., China Grove 704-8577458 License 392

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

China Grove. 3BR/1½ BA, nice neighborhood, paved driveway, central H/A, storage bldg/workshop. Lease & dep. $650/mo. 704-213-0723

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


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

They don't build them like this anymore!

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 Salisbury, 627 Elm St., Nice 2BR/1BA, Cent. H/A, $500/mo + $500 dep. No pets. 704-633-5067 Salisbury, in country. 3BR, 2BA. $975/mo. Utilities included. No pets. Dep. & ref. 704-855-2100 Salisbury. 3 & 2 Bedroom Houses. $500-$1,000. Also, Duplex Apartments. 704636-6100 or 704-633-8263

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

Office and Commercial Rental

1st Month Free Rent! Salisbury, Kent Executive Park office suites, $100 & up. Utilities paid. Conference room, internet access, break room, ample parking. 704-202-5879 450 to 1,000 sq. ft. of Warehouse Space off Jake Alexander Blvd. Call 704279-8377 or 704-279-6882

China Grove. 1200 sq ft. $800/mo + deposit. Call 704-855-2100 Furnished Key Man Office Suites - $250-350. Jake & 150. Util & internet incl. 704-721-6831 Granite Quarry - Start the New Year Right! Only two units left! Move in by 1/31/11 and pay no rent until 4/1/11. Comm. Metal Bldg. perfect for hobbyist or contractor. Call for details 704-232-3333 Numerous Commercial and office rentals to suit your needs. Ranging from 500 to 5,000 sq. ft. Call Victor Wallace at Wallace Realty, 704-636-2021

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

Since 1955

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

Cleaning Services

“We can erase your bad credit — 100% guaranteed” The Federal Trade Commission says any credit repair company that claims to be able to legally remove accurate and timely information from your credit report is lying. There's no easy fix for bad credit. It takes time and a conscious effort to pay your debts. Learn about managing credit and debt at A message from The Salisbury Post & the FTC.

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

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

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

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

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

Salis. 2BR, 1BA. Stove, refrig. W/D incl. Trash pickup,water.No pets. $400 & up + dep. 704-633-7788

Spencer Shops Lease great retail space for as little as $750/mo for 2,000 sq ft at. 704-431-8636 Warehouse space / manufacturing as low as $1.25/sq. ft./yr. Deposit. Call 704-431-8636

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

Manufactured Home for Rent

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

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

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

Junk Removal

Miscellaneous Services

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

Neet Scrubs Best Prices in Town Neet Scrubs provides scrubs, lab coats, shoes & other accessories in We carry Salisbury. 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

House Cleaning

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

Home Maid Cleaning Service

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

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

FREE Estimates

704-636-3415 704-640-3842

11 Yrs. Experience

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


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

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

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

Chevrolet Malibu LT Sedan, 2008. Imperial blue metallic w/titanium interior. Stock # P7562B. $11,959 1-800-542-9758 Camaro SS, 1999 with white leather interior, V8, six speed, AM/FM/CD, MP3, DVD player w/JL subwoofer, T-tops, ridiculously low miles, chrome rims, EXTRA CLEAN! 704-603-4255

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

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

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

Rooms for Rent

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

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

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

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

Professional Services Unlimited

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

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

Salisbury, 2 BR, 2 BA, Pets OK $440 + $400 dep. incl. water, sewer, trash. 3 people max 704433-1626 West & South Rowan. 2 & 3 BR. No pets. Perfect for 3. Water included. Please call 704-857-6951

Chevrolet 2007 Trail Blazer LT. Dk blue w/black int., 4 dooor, 2 wheel drive, automatic, keyless entry, anti-lock brakes, steering wheel controls, 6 cylinder, 28K miles, $15,996. 704-4252913 or 704-856-8129

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

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

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.

Got a good web site? Include the URL in your ad.

Grading & Hauling

Carpet and Flooring

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

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

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

Financial Services

BMW 5 Series 530i, 2004. 4 door, manual transmission, new tires, sun/ moon roof, A/C, bucket seats, black w/black, leather int., keyless entry. 96K mi., $14,996. 704-4252913 or 704-856-8129

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

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

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


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

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


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

Office Space

Home Improvement

New Homes Additions & Repairs Small Commercial Ceiling Texture Removal

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


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


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

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

Home Improvement

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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 Alexander 464 Jake Blvd. 704-223-2803

Cleaning Services

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

Carport and Garages

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

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


Cleaning Services

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

Manufactured Home for Rent


Off Airport Rd. 3BR, 1½BA brick house. Hrd flrs. 1 acre lot. $575/mo. $300 sec. deposit. 704-326-5073 Sali. 4 BR, 1½ BA $800 all elec., brick, E. Spen. Apt. 2 BR, 1 BA, $425. Carolina-Piedmont Properties 704-248-2520

Office and Commercial Rental

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

Drywall Services

Getting first shot at qualified prospects is the fastest path to good results!

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

Houses for Rent

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

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

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

Kannapolis, 6420 Roanoke Dr., 3 BR, 2 BA $850 mo. Concord, 94 Suncrest Terrace, 3 BR, 2 BA $725 mo. KREA 704-933-2231

Apple House Realty has a 10 year / 95+% occupancy rate on prop's we've managed. 704-633-5067

Carport and Garages Auctions

Houses for Rent


Moreland Pk area. 2BR all appliances furnished. $495-$595/mo. negotiable. Deposit Section 8 welcome. 336-247-2593





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


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

Heating and Air Conditioning

Recognized by the Salisbury Tree Board

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

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

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


Junk Removal

Manufactured Home Services

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

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

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

Home Improvement B & L Home Improvement

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

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

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.

Miscellaneous Services Basinger Sewing Machine Repair

Stoner Painting Contractor

Household sewing machines, new and older models and parts.

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

704-797-6840 704-797-6839

Johnny Yarborough, Tree Expert trimming, topping, & removal of stumps by machine. Wood splitting, lots cleared. 10% off to senior citizens. 704-857-1731 MOORE'S Tree TrimmingTopping & Removing. Use Bucket Truck, 704-209-6254 Licensed, Insured & Bonded TREE WORKS by Jonathan Keener. Insured – Free estimates! Please call 704-636-0954.





Call us and Get Results! Transportation Dealerships

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



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

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

Transportation Dealerships

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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

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

We Do Taxes!!

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

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

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

Over 150 vehicles in Stock!

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

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

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

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

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

Many buyers won’t leave a message; give the best time to call.

Transportation Financing

Transportation Financing

Bad Credit? No Credit? No Problem! Tim Marburger Dodge 877-792-9700 Ford Expedition XLT, 2001, silver metallic w/medium graphite cloth interior, 5.4 V8 auto trans., AM/FM/CD, power driver seat. READY FOR FAMILY! 704-603-4255

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

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

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

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.


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

Ford Mustang 1996 GT convertible, V8, full power, great car, runs great, looks great! Biege Interior and top, black exterior, Flowmaster mufflers, chrome rims. 129K miles, $4,850. 980-234-8699 or 704-645-9590

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

Mazda Protege, 2000, 4 door, sunroof, good tires, title. $2200 obo and 12x4 Utility trailer, $600 obo. 704-738-4073 or 704738-4260

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

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Healthy chap not so healthy Dear Dr. Gott: My 58-yearold husband who is never sick was preparing for a hernia-repair procedure but did not pass the EKG pre-op test. They had him do a stress test, which he also flunked. They did a c a r d i a c catheterization and found the DR. PETER right coronary artery is GOTT 100 percent blocked. Another has a 60 percent blockage, and another has two 30 percent blockages. They said they don’t do anything unless a blockage is 70 percent or more and gave him Crestor and metoprolol tartrate. I guess I assumed with a 100 percent blockage, they would have to do a bypass but that doesn’t appear to be an option. He said they do this for a living and have standards they have to follow and that it is a little artery and a big blockage. Other vessels seem to have taken over for it. Does this sound reasonable to you? I’m worried, and he is still in shock that he isn’t the healthy man he thought he was. Thank you for your help. Dear reader: Unfortunately, as you discovered, some disorders may not reveal outward symptoms and aren’t found until something like hernia repair or other unrelated conditions occur.

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For example, coronary-artery disease affects millions of Americans — yet they have no symptoms and may even remain unaware of the problem until they suffer a heart attack. Symptoms of coronary-artery disease (CAD) include chest pain or discomfort that occurs when the heart muscle fails to get an adequate supply of blood rich in oxygen. Silent CAD is just that — silent. Your husband had a completely blocked artery. Fortunately, another nearby artery took over the work of the malfunctioning one and your husband remained unknowing. This is a common occurrence. Simply put, this can be compared with a detour on the road. You may have to take an alternate route to get where you are going. But you do get there, nonetheless. Blood flow within arteries can become either partially or totally blocked because of plaque, a material that builds up within arteries. Partial blockage is known as stenosis, or narrowing. One treatment option might be to simply test the artery yearly. Another might be to provide an anticoagulant or a medication to lower cholesterol levels. The latter is what your husband’s physician chose. Invasive methods of opening an artery might be accomplished through angioplasty. Crestor should lower your husband’s cholesterol level and reduce his risk of developing stroke and related cardiac conditions. The

metoprolol is a beta blocker used to treat angina and hypertension and to help prevent or treat a heart attack. In this situation, a cardiologist weighed the pros and cons of surgical repair, using a 70 percent blockage as one guideline. I personally know of one patient who was unconscious and not expected to survive. He was sent via ambulance to a large cardiac center where he was monitored closely, placed on medication, and sent home to recuperate. He wasn’t bad enough for surgery! Much to my surprise, the patient survived and did well. He continues to be monitored on a regular basis. To provide related information, I am sending you a copy of my Health Report “Coronary Artery Disease.” Other readers who would like a copy should send a self-addressed stamped No. 10 envelope and a $2 check or money order made payable to Newsletter and mailed to Newsletter, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092-0167. Be sure to mention the title or print an order form off my website at Dr. Peter H. Gott is a retired physician and the author of several books, including “Live Longer, Live Better,” “Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar Diet” and “Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar Cookbook,” which are available at most bookstores or online. His website is www.AskDrGottMD. com. United FeatUre Syndicate

E. Joseph Cossman said, “Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.” We have been looking at declarer’s play from the dummy at trick one. He has had to choose between a low card and a high card. Occasionally, though, there is a third option — as in this deal. How would you plan the play in three notrump after West leads the spade two? You start with six top tricks: one spade (given the opening lead), three hearts and two clubs. But you can establish three diamond winners. What is the risk to your contract? You might lose three spades and two diamonds. What is the likely spade lay-

out? Presumably West has four spades with at least one honor. (He would have led a high spade without an honor.) If West has both the ace and jack, you are in no danger. However, if the honors are

split, things might not be so easy. Imagine, for example, that you play dummy’s spade queen at trick one and East takes the trick with the ace. When he returns a spade, you will play low from your hand. If West wins with his jack and returns the suit, you will lose those five tricks unless East has both the ace and king of diamonds. Similarly, suppose you play dummy’s low spade at trick one and East inserts the nine. You win with your king and lead a diamond, but if West takes this trick and plays another spade, you must guess which honor is held by East. Now go back to trick one and call for dummy’s 10. If East wins with the ace, you have two spade tricks. Or, if East covers with the jack, you take your king and score the queen later.

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Wet and snowy weather returns to New England and the East Coast on Tuesday, while another round of cold air hits the Plains. A low pressure system over the Southeast converges with a trough over the Mid-Mississippi Valley to produce periods of heavy rain in the South and snow in the North. The system will quickly move northeastward up the East Coast into New England. Flow around this system pulls moisture in from the Atlantic Ocean and allows for rain and snow showers to develop from the Central Appalachians to Maine. Total snowfall accumulation will range from 1 to 3 inches, with locally higher amounts at higher elevations. Some parts of Maine may see up to 6 inches on Tuesday. The western side of this system will pull cool and dry air over the Great Lakes, which will kick up lake effect snow showers over the eastern shores. Expect 2 to 4 inches of heavy and wet snow over western New York, and 1 to 2 inches across western Michigan. Further west, high pressure builds over the Plains and Mississippi River Valley and pushes bitterly cold air into the Central US. The Northern Plains and Upper Midwest will see daytime highs in the single digits, while overnight lows will remain below zero, with windchills between 30 and 40 degrees below zero. High temperatures will only reach into the 30s and 40s as far south as northern Texas and Oklahoma. Expect more snow in the Rockies as a low pressure system in the Pacific Northwest and Northern Plains tracks southeastward over the Central Rockies and Southern Rockies. This system will obtain moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, and create periods of heavy snow across high elevations of Colorado and northern New Mexico. Expect 4 to 8 inches of new snow across western Colorado, up to 4 inches at higher elevations of northern New Mexico, and a dusting of snow showers across Utah.

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