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Rowan recruiters team up to draw businesses Tourism authority will target companies that offer products, services to visitors BY EMILY FORD

Groups working to attract tourists to Salisbury and Rowan County will try to attract businesses as well. For the first time, the Salisbury and Rowan County tourism development authorities will go beyond marketing and venture into commercial recruitment, said James Meacham, executive director

for the Rowan County Tourism Authority. The two authorities have merged their marketing budgets and work closely together. They will try to lure businesses that cater to visitors, such as hotels, gas stations and unique shopping destinations near the interstate. “This is a new endeavor for us, a new launch,” Meacham said. “We’ve assisted businesses before, but this will be

the first time we go and invite businesses to come here.” Meacham recently outlined the strategy for the Salisbury City Council and Rowan County Economic Development Commission Board of Directors. Business recruitment is a natural evolution for the local tourism authorities, Meacham said. The groups are funded with 3 percent occupancy taxes levied by both the city and county on the 805 hotel and motel rooms in Rowan County. Annual budgets for the authorities total about $630,000.

Meacham said they will consider dedicating between $10,000 and $20,000 for business recruitment next year. Meacham MEACHAM will collaborate with Robert Van Geons, executive director for RowanWorks Economic Development, to recruit companies in tourism-related industries. The new partnership will save resources by taking ad-

vantage of areas where tourism and economic development overlap, Van Geons said. He and Meacham VAN GEONS plan to host a site selection event for commercial and industrial real estate brokers and developers to view available properties and learn more about Salisbury and Rowan County. Van Geons and Meacham said they also can work with

property owners in Salisbury and Rowan County to create site plans, provide market research, make connections with potential business interests and more. Van Geons will focus on industrial recruitment, while Meacham’s target is commercial. Meacham said he’s seen a “massive spike in interest” from hoteliers. “I’ve had the most interest in the past three months that I’ve had in three years,” Meacham said.

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a brush fire off of Dusty oaks trail, above, burned a little over an acre and got within inches of one home and within 20 feet from the back door of another.


Love wasn’t the only thing burning on Valentine’s Day. Firefighters across the county responded to more than six brush fires Monday while the county was under a red flag warning. The red flag warning lasted until 9 p.m., meaning weather conditions were critical, and the high winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures had the potential to spread fires quickly. The National Weather Service said the most critical period for the threat of

Woodleaf assistant Fire Chief James Gray, left, works to fill a firetruck with water at a brush fire off N.C. 801.

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Looking for land? Kannapolis is selling 708 acres BY SCOTT JENKINS

KANNAPOLIS — The city can start taking bids on 708 acres in western Rowan County now that the City Council has accepted an initial offer of $1.36 million for the land. The council voted Monday to accept an offer from Ronald Lee Horton of Waxhaw, who last month told them he wants to use the rural property between N.C. 150 and N.C. 801 for hunting and farming. A 10-day upset bid period will begin as soon as the city publishes an advertisement this week. Legg said he’s gotten he’s gotten phone calls about the land since the council last discussed it in

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late January, but he’s not sure if the callers were serious or “just fishing around.” “Once the 10-day window starts, we’ll know for sure whether those were just inquiries or people really wanting to put in bids,” he said. The land is part of 2,849 acres along Second Creek that Cannon Mills owners originally assembled for a reservoir. Though Kannapolis uses the creek as a secondary water supply, city officials determined no reservoir is needed and set out to sell the land. In 2006, the city agreed to a LandTrust for Central North Carolina proposal to buy the land in sections over five years. The LandTrust Today’s forecast 56º/29º sunny

paid about $5.5 million for two tracts totaling 1,645 acres and sold that to the state for public gaming lands and farming. But the LandTrust hasn’t been able to maintain the purchase schedule, and other buyers stepped in. All of them live in the area and want to keep the land rural. In 2008, Tom Smith and Johnny Moore paid $1 million for 368 acres. The $1 million sale of 191 acres to farmer Alan Hoffner is set to close in the next couple of months, Legg said. That leaves just the final 708-acre tract. The LandTrust asked city officials to sell it to the nonprofit for the amount originally


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The Catawba College Board of Trustees announced its selection for interim president Monday. Dr. Joseph B. Oxendine, a 1952 alumnus of Catawba and a member of the Board of Trustees, will be the interim president, effective March 15. Oxendine, chancellor emeritus of UNC Pembroke , will work in tandem with outgoing President W. Craig Turner through the end of Turner’s contract period on May 31. Turner gave notice to the Board in mid-January that he OXENDINE would not seek to renew his contract at Catawba after it expired and pledged at that time to aid in a smooth transition. Board Chairman Paul E. Fisher referred to the spring transition period as “a baton handoff between two college presidents” and said it will allow Oxendine “to get a head start on the fall.” “One will be a consultant and one will be the new interim president, and doing this correctly, we should have a great start on the fall and a successful 2011-2012 academic year,” Fisher said. “We have two men who are committed to doing what’s best for the college, students, faculty and staff. “There will be cooperation from both, respect from both, and I anticipate absolutely zero problems.” Fisher said that in conversations with Turner “we discussed that much of the planning for the fall takes place in the spring at the college and we agreed that the interim president should come in as early as possible.” That is possible because of Oxendine’s availability and willingness to serve as interim president. Until the end of May, Turner will continue to live in the president’s house, keep his office and join Oxendine in Catawba’s May 14 graduation ceremonies, Fisher explained. Oxendine and his wife, Adrienne, will live on campus and will remain at Catawba until a new president is found and elected. Fisher indicated that Oxendine has committed to stay on as interim president until that happens. Fisher called Oxendine “a team player, a great listener and a good communicator.” “His mannerisms will be soothing to the campus and his wisdom will be a great part of the value that he brings,” he said. “He will be encouraged to make changes even before a new president gets here.” Although Oxendine’s election as interim president assures that Catawba has stability at its helm, work will begin immediately to find Turner’s replacement.


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Teen accused of using wood splitter in killing HICKORY (AP) — Authorities say a Hickory teenager shot his roommate and then used a wood splitter on the man. Capt. Joel Fish of the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office said Michael Anderson, 19, has been charged with murder in the death of Stephen Starr, 36. Fish says Anderson

called 911 shortly before 5 a.m. Monday and told dispatchers he had shot his roommate. Authorities say Anderson used a wood splitter on Starr after the shooting. They say Starr’s body also had a word carved with a knife and writing with a pen. Fish declined to discuss the details of the writing.

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FROM 1a agreed upon, just over $1 million. But council members said they would take the higher offer and see what happens in the upset bid process. Horton’s offer, and any higher bids submitted, will still be subject to covenants that prohibit industrial and commercial uses, regulate timber cutting and agricultural activities, and restrict construction, though a few home sites are permitted. Similar covents were in place on the earlier sale to Smith and Moore, allowing a home for every 100 acres, Legg said.

“It will be mostly undeveloped, but they wanted, as an exit strategy more than anything, some home sites,� he said. “We can understand that, and it really has no bearing on our watershed protection or preservation of the existing land.� Jason Walser, executive director of the LandTrust, said last month he was “quite disappointed� the city didn’t accept the agency’s offer to buy the land for the original amount but that he was “still encouraged that Kannapolis has held true to trying to protect the natural and cultural resources of the area through restrictive covenants.� The minimum bid to upset Horton’s offer is about $1.43 million, city officials said.





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A native of Pembroke, Oxendine served as chancellor of UNC Pembroke from 19891999. During his tenure there, new degree programs were also added under Oxendine’s leadership, including a RN-BSN nursing program (offered jointly with Fayetteville State University), an MBA program, MA degrees in Agency Counseling and School Counseling, and bachelors degrees in Criminal Justice, Community Health Education, American Studies, Mass Communications, and BirthKindergarten.

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Kannapolis City Council approves incentives for $11.8M project BY SCOTT JENKINS

KANNAPOLIS — The Kannapolis City Council approved tax breaks Monday for a company that could build an $11.8 million distribution center and create 66 jobs. Atlanta-based S.P. Richards Co. would be the first occupant in the industrial and office portion of the Afton Ridge development at the southern end of Kannapolis. “They’re still looking at several sites,” City Manager Mike Legg said. “An incentive grant, probably in this case, plays a key role.” Under the terms of the incentive agreement, S.P. Richards would get back 85 percent of property taxes paid during its first three years of business, or a total of $126,735. Cabarrus County commissioners will consider incentives for the company at their meeting on Monday. S.P. Richards is one of the country’s leading business products wholesalers, distributing office furniture, computer supplies, janitorial products and more from 44 current distribution centers. The company is considering a new 200,000square-foot distribution center where 13 employ-

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Magistrate Bretta Matthews officiates the two-minute ceremony to newlyweds Kevin and Amanda Cagle.

Couple decides to tie the knot at magistrate’s office Some would probably call Kevin and Amanda Cagle’s magistrate’s office marriage untraditional. And maybe buying a house and having a baby before marriage is a little taboo, too. But one thing is sure, they said. They are in love and are ready to spend the rest of their lives together. “We’re doing it all backwards,” Amanda said. They met online two years ago, and to their surprise, lived down the street from each other. With Amanda in school and Kevin working, the traditional marriage the two dreamed about was not feasible. They were planning on getting married before their

3-month-old daughter was born, and then Amanda lost her job. But, they say, the ceremony and party are in the works, and have even been teaching Amanda’s 7-yearold son, now Kevin’s step-son, how to do the “Chicken Dance” and do the “Hammer.” “We’re going to delay everything until after I graduate from school,” Amanda said. So they decided to make it official Monday, Valentine’s Day, at the Rowan County Magistrate’s Office. A twominute ceremony with rings Kevin Cagle kisses his bride, Amanda. and their moms, Shelia Gooder.” night and Janet Whitworth, gets it.” Kevin said he was glad to The magistrate’s office was worth it, they said. married three couples Mon“It’s the right time,” finally tie the knot. “It’s the day of love, day, a slow year compared to Amanda said. “I love his sense of humor and I think Valentine’s Day,” he said. 1997 when they wed 15 couI’m the only one who really “Today’s better than any oth- ples.

Freightliner parent to add positions at two locations Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced Monday that it plans to add 628 new positions in its Mt. Holly and Gastonia manufacturing plants to accommodate rising customer demand and expanding production schedules. The press release does not mention any additional jobs at the plant in Cleveland. Company officials also confirmed that hiring will occur at all the company’s truck and parts manufacturing facilities during the first half of the year, totaling about 1,300 positions. The Mt. Holly Truck Manufacturing Plant plans to fill 447 new manufacturing and 27 plant-based administrative positions beginning in mid-March. The Mt. Holly plant manufactures Freightliner M2 Business Class medium-duty, hybrid and natural gas trucks. The Gastonia Parts Manufacturing Plant plans to add 149 manufacturing jobs and five related administrative positions February through May to support increased network build rates. The 628 new positions will

sharply increase daily production at both facilities. Planned 2011 hiring will also include approximately 600 positions in DTNA’s Mexican manufacturing plants in Santiago and Saltillo to help meet production and customer delivery schedules for the company's medium and heavy-duty product lines. “We have received a clear vote of confidence from a broad range of customers,” said Martin Daum, president and chief executive officer, DTNA. “Our new hiring in Mt. Holly and Gastonia is a direct reflection of incoming orders and the resulting production schedule. We remain cautiously optimistic regarding economic and industry recovery but this is a significant and welcome step forward.” Today’s announcement follows the reinstatement of more than 1,600 manufacturing and related administrative positions throughout the company’s manufacturing network since January 2010, in response to rising customer demand. New collective bargaining agreements were reached in 2010 with all the company’s U.S. plants.

Fabric maker to expand Davie plant, creating 42 jobs Gov. Bev Perdue announced Monday that Avgol, a leading manufacturer of ultra lightweight nonwoven fabrics, will expand its facility in Davie County. The company plans to create 42 jobs and invest $35 million during the next three years in Mocksville. The project was made possible in part by an $84,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund. Monday’s announcement was made the day after Commerce Sec. Keith Crisco met with Avgol CEO Shlomo Liran in Tel Aviv, Israel. The meeting was part of Crisco’s trade mission to increase investments in North Carolina from Israel. Over the last eight years, Israeli investments in North Carolina amount to more than $233 million and 930 jobs created. Avgol is the leading global manufacturer and supplier of ultra lightweight and top quality nonwoven fabrics primarily for manufacturers of baby diapers, adult incon-

Authorities say a Cleveland man was trafficking cocaine out of his Cleveland apartment. Now he and a Statesville man are behind bars facing multiple charges following a month-long undercover operation involving Rowan, Iredell and state investigators. Joseph Lee Angle, 29, of Deer Park Apartments, Cleveland, is charged with six counts of trafficking cocaine. Other charges include conspiracy to sell cocaine, maintaining a dwelling to sell cocaine and cocaine possession. He was in the Iredell County jail Monday evening under $375,000 bond. Justin Matthew Burton, 22, of Yellowstone Lane, Statesville, is charged with four counts of trafficking and two counts of conspiracy. He was jailed under $200,000 bond. The investigation involved the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division, the Cleveland Police Department and the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation. Narcotics detectives received information that a person from Cleveland was delivering large amounts of cocaine to buyers in the eastern part of Iredell, the Rowan Sheriff’s Office said in a press release Monday. Undercover detectives began buying drugs from Angle and Burton, the press release said. During a one-month period, detectives bought more than 6

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tinence and feminine hygiene products. The current Mocksville facility, with 132 employees, operates three production lines running at full capacity and will expand with a new fourth production line. In addition to the Davie County plant, Avgol has manufacturing operations in Israel, China and Russia. Salaries will vary by job function, but the average annual wage for the new jobs will be $33,629 not including benefits. The Davie County average annual wage is $28,808. “Our strategy is to continue to grow our business in our largest market here in the USA. Our customers continue to challenge us for more unique and innovative products that are cost effective. We have been able to meet those challenges over the past 10 years. This has hastened our growth in Mocksville,” said Ronnie

The Rowan County Board of Commissioners will focus on the 2011-12 budget during its planning work session Wednesday. The board also may discuss other topics previously submitted by board members as time permits. The meeting will start at 1 p.m. Wednesday on the second floor of the J. Newton Cohen Sr. Rowan County Administration Building, located at 130 W. Innes St. in Salisbury. Chairman Chad Mitchell said he expects most of the discussion to relate to balancing the budget. This year’s revaluation is expected to leave the county with even less tax revenue in the next fiscal year. “We’ve got to cut $3 million to begin with, and we’ve got possibly another 3 percent reduction on top of that,” he said. A revenue-neutral property tax rate — which Mitchell estimates to be an increase of about 2 to 2.5 cents per $100 assessed value — would bring in the same amount of money as last year. A tax rate below neutral would require more cuts, he said. Commissioners also likely will talk about the $12






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PIEDMONT, S.C. — Robert Clifford “Tink” Lawing, Jr., 62, of Monroe Court, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at his home. Mr. Lawing was born in Charlotte, a son of the late Robert Clifford Lawing, Sr. and Dorothy Beach Lawing. He was a retired police officer, having served in Shrevesport Parrish, La., Brunswick County, N.C., and Mecklenburg County, N.C. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of VFW. Surviving are his wife, Linda Spaunburgh Lawing of the home; sons Robert Clifford Lawing, III (Alissa) of Fletcher, N.C., “Aaron” Christopher Lawing (Nelsie), of China Grove, N.C., and Paul Andrew Lawing (Angel) of Rockwell, N.C.; stepmother Shirley Lawing, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; stepsons Preston Holland Riley of Moncks Corner, S.C., and Richard Marion Riley of Piedmont, S.C.; brothers Artie L. Lawing (Beverly) of Inman, S.C., and Norman Lawing of Gastonia, N.C.; sisters Ramona Ross of Concord, N.C., Nita Bennett, of Stanley, N.C., and Angie Reece; and three grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Daryl Lawing, Frank Spencer and Jerry Spencer; and sister Mildred Harvey. Service: Graveside Services and burial with military honors will be at 12 p.m. Wednesday at Salisbury National Cemetery, Salisbury, with the Rev. Raymond Davis, officiating. The family is at the residence. Memorials: May be made to American Heart Association, 3535 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC 29615. Condolences may be expressed online at or in person at Robinson Funeral Home Powdersville Road, Road, 1425 Powdersville Easley, SC 29642, which is assisting the family.

LANDIS — Jack Wilburn Sells, age 82, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at his home after a period of declining health. He was born May 15, 1928, in Mecklenburg County, the son of the late Marshall Stanback Sells and Lela Kearns Sells. Jack was employed with the Town of Landis as an electrical lineman and also with Rozelle Lighting Company, Kannapolis, for a total of 30 years until his retirement. He joined the U.S. Army in 1951 serving during the Korean Conflict. He is fondly thought of by his family as being a dedicated husband, father, brother and friend. Jack was well known to residents of Landis when the power went out. He was loyal to citizens of Landis, often working in storms and through the night to get power back on. Jack was also known as a constant joker who never lost his sense of humor even through tough times and bad health. He was always willing to help anyone who asked. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Gloria Reynolds Sells; two daughters, Grechen Guill and husband Ronnie of Troutman and Selina Hamrick and husband Bill of Salisbury; two sons, David Sells and wife Katie and Keith Sells, both of Landis; one sister, Sarah Sells Dennis of China Grove; seven grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren. Service and Visitation: A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15 at Whitley's Funeral Home Main Chapel, Kannapolis, officiated by Rev. James Rollings, pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Landis. Burial will be private at a later date. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home prior to the service. Memorials: May be made Baptist to Cornerstone Church, 500 E. Ryder St., Landis, NC 28088. Online condolences may be left at

SALISBURY — Walter Lee Castor, 78, passed away Sunday morning, Feb. 13, 2011, at his residence. Born Aug. 18, 1932, in Rowan County, he was the son of the late Floyd and Zula Deal Castor. Educated in Rowan County schools, Mr. Castor had earlier worked at Cardell Carter and Cannon Mills and retired from Kosa. A lifelong and very active member of Highest Praise Family Worship Center, Mr. Castor loved his Lord, family, traveling and camping (he had visited 48 of the 50 states) and singing gospel. Mr. Castor had been a member of a gospel quartet. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Tish. Family members include his wife, Gladys Bare Castor, whom he married June 1, 1951; his daughters, Brenda Maxwell and husband Terry of China Grove, Judy Deal and husband William of Lexington; his son, Jerry Castor, Sr., and wife Debbie, Salisbury; sisters Bettie Woodie and husband Mack of China Grove, Hazel Miller and Albert of Salisbury; grandchildren Dale Castor and wife Mandy, Concord, Jerry Castor, Jr. of Ft. Bragg, Brian Maxwell of China Grove; his adopted grandson, Brian and wife Esther Rex, India; and his great-grandchildren, Aden Castor, Fabiana and Joseph Rex. Visitation: The family will receive friends Tuesday evening 6-8 at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove. Service: Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Highest Praise, conducted by Rev. Pat Garrett, pastor, and Aaron Edwards. The body will lie in state 10:30-11 a.m. Burial will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials: May be to Highest Praise Family Worship Center, 1700 Bostian Road, China Grove, NC 28023. Online condolences may be made at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove is serving the Castor family.

SALISBURY — John Calvin “J.C.” Cook, 59, of Salisbury, passed away Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, the Hefner VA Medical Center. He was born Oct. 11, 1951, to the late James Ray and Mary Elizabeth Cruse James. He was an avid motorcyclist. Mr. Cook is survived by his children, Crystal Cook Hubbard and husband Jerry of Taylorsville, Melissa Cook Berkebile and husband Kevin of Charlotte; four grandchildren Emily, Joshua and Jeremy Hubbard of Taylorsville, and Dillon Berkebile of Charlotte; his stepmother Arlene Cook, and two stepbrothers, all of Salisbury. Service: A graveside Memorial Service will be held Thursday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Concord. Rev. Jeff Chapman will be officiating. Alexander Funeral Service in Taylorsville is handling the arrangements for the Cook family. Condolences may be made at

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KANNAPOLIS — Mr. Hayden E. Earnhardt, 77, passed away Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at the Hospice House in Kannapolis. Arrangements are incomplete. Powles Funeral Home is assisting the Earnhardt family.

Robert 'Skip' Engblom SALISBURY — Robert C. “Skip” Engblom, 70, of Salisbury, passed away Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Lyerly Funeral Home in charge.

Rosalyn Smith Kelly Correction CONCORD — Rosalyn Michelle Smith Kelly, 48, of Mount Crest Circle, who died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at Carolinas Medical CenterNorthEast, is survived by grandmother Louise Mack, Salisbury, and sister Jackie Mills (Reggie), Salisbury. They were omitted from an earlier obituary. Hairston Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

CONCORD — Helen Gertrude Beacham Furr, 87, of Concord, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast. was She born March 12, 1923, in Cabarrus County to the late Frank and Maggie Bullaboy Beacham. She was also preceded in death by her late husband, Elbridge Palmer “Pro” Furr; and a number of brothers and sisters. Helen was of the Baptist faith and a retired weaver from Cannon Mills Company. Mrs. Furr enjoyed baking, cooking, growing flowers and was especially proud of loving her family. She is survived by sons Gary “Butch” Furr and wife Diane of Concord and Ronnie Furr and wife Lyn of Salisbury; daughter Denise Furr and partner Carla of Monroe; sister Elsie Dobson; seven grandchildren; and 11 greatgrandchildren. Visitation and Service: A visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 17 from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. A funeral service will follow in the chapel at 2 p.m. with Rev. Abe Ferris and Rev. David Franks officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery. At other times, the family will be meeting at the home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Concord First Assembly CCYA, 150 Warren C. Coleman Blvd., North, Concord, NC 28027; Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081; or First Reformed Church of Landis, Building Fund, 210 N. Central Ave., Landis, NC 28088. Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Furr family. Online condolences may be made at

Hubert A. McNeely SALISBURY — Hubert A. McNeely, age 90, of Washington, D.C., died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011. Service: Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 12 p.m. at Thomas Street Church of Christ, Salisbury. Visitation: 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Mitchell & Fair Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Eva M. Hairston LEXINGTON — Ms. Eva Mae Hairston, 88, of “Petersville Community,” passed away Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Brian Nursing Center of Lexington. Service and Visitation: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Buncombe Baptist Church with family visitation a half hour before the service. Arrangements are in the care of Roberts Funeral Service.

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CHINA GROVE — Mrs. Patricia “Pat” Rufty Johnson, of China Grove, passed away Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at Levine Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville. Pat was born in Rowan County, a daughter of Marie Trexler Rufty of Salisbury and the late Henry Edward Rufty. A loving daughter, wife, mother and grandmother, she was a graduate of North Rowan High School. She spent much of her time devoted to her passion for animals and their lives, including her own beloved dog, Wasabi. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a sister, Dianne Rufty Hall. Survivors in addition to her mother include her husband, Michael Johnson, whom she married Aug. 10, 1984; son Craig Steven Baker and wife Shannon of Denver; two grandchildren, Alexis Morgan Baker and Ashley Nicole Baker of Denver; brothers Michael Allen Rufty of Linwood and Terry Wayne Rufty of Salisbury. A private Memorial Service will be held. Memorials: May be made to No Kill Shelter, c/o Faithful Friends, P.O. Box 3097, Salisbury, NC 28145. Evergreen Cremation Services is assisting the Johnson family.

SALISBURY — Randy Marsh, 52, of Salisbury, departed Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington. He was born Dec. 5, 1958, to Bobby Marsh of Spencer and Carolyn Yancey Kegley of Charleston, S.C. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, G.W. and Irene Marsh of Spencer and Jack and Ventia Yancey of Salisbury; and a cousin, Patricia Misenheimer Young. He leaves behind his parents; one daughter, Angel Marsh of Denver; one son, Brandon Hoke of Lexington; one sister, Tammy Marsh of Spencer; two brothers, Chris Arnold Marsh of Raleigh and Eric Marsh of Maine; and several uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. Service and Visitation: A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 at Trading Ford Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Motley and Jeff Rone officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials: May be made Earl Miller to Hospice of Lexington, 200 LANDIS — Mr. Earl Hospice Way, Lexington, NC Miller, of Flat Rock Road, 27292; or The Building Fund, passed Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, Trading Ford Baptist Church, at Tucker Hospice House, 3600 Long Ferry Road, SalisKannapolis. Arrangements bury, NC 28146. are incomplete with services Evergreen Cremation Serentrusted to Hairston Funeral vices is assisting the Marsh Home, Inc. family.


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million bond for improvements to Rowan-Cabarrus Community College approved by voters in November, Mitchell said. The referendum said the bond would be financed with a property tax increase of 1.25 cents per $100 assessed value, but commissioners have the final say. The board chose to devote

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A Salisbury woman was arrested Sunday night on several warrants, including possession of hashish and two bongs. Lisa Morrison Thompson, 50, of 1720 Second St., was charged with possession of marijuana, possession with to intent manufacture marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police rep o r t e d Thompson THOMPSON had .86 ounces of hashish at her home, numerous smoking pipes, two bongs, a grinder, rolling papers and a vitamin bottle filled with .8 ounces of marijuana seeds. Probation officers assisted the Salisbury Police de-

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Police: Checks stolen from ex-husband A Salisbury woman was in court Monday after Salisbury Police say she took checks from her ex-husband during their separation and forged his signature on them. Lisa Chandler Bardwil, 42, of 425 S. Jackson St., was arrested Friday on eight felony counts of uttering a forged instrument and one felony count of obtaining property by false pretenses. She was placed under a $2,500 secured bond. Police said Bardwil forged eight checks totaling $4,503.50, and used her exhusband’s charge card, making a single purchase totaling $881. More charges are pending in Huntersville, police said.

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The advisory board for the Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the City Park Center. The agenda includes a greenway update, fees and charges and a proposed military flag plaza at City Park. Reid Leonard has suggested a flag plaza where the old armory stood at the corner of Jackson and West Miller streets. He is securing donations to build the plaza, along with donation of labor.

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Salisbury High School will be hosting its first Elementary Parent Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday for the parents of the elementary students who will be attending SHS in the future. The parents of Salisbury Academy and Sacred Heart students have also been invited. Timeka Ruffin of the College Foundation of North Carolina ( will be making a presentation on itself and the N.C. 529 tax free college savings plans available to N.C. residents. The guidance staff will discuss how is currently used at the high school level and how the elementary school modules integrate into the high school modules. A question and answer period will follow. CFNC.ORG is a free service for all N.C. residents. For more information, call the school at 704-636-1221 and ask to speak to the guidance office.



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A. L. Brown High School will present “Dearly Departed” by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the Kannapolis Performing Arts Center at A. L. Brown High School. Dearly Departed is a hilarious southern comedy based the towns of Lula and Timson, somewhere below the MasonDixon line. The play opens with Raynelle Turpin reading mail on her front porch to her husband Bud. After finishing the letter, she finds that Bud has passed during the reading. The rest of the play takes place before and during Bud’s funeral. As the play unfolds we meet an array of colorful characters. Amongst the characters are, the eldest son Ray Bud and his barren wife Lucille, Ray Bud's younger brother Junior and his loud-mouth wife Suzanne, and their younger sister the silent but hungry Delightful.

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RALEIGH (AP) — Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue told the Republican-controlled Legislature on Monday night she would push this year to protect teacher positions, recruit more companies to the state and rework state government even as it prepared for another large budget gap. Delivering her second State of the State address, she tried to draw a line with legislative leaders while offering some room for cooperaPERDUE tion, even though their relationship has been rocky early in this year’s session and could lead to a veto. It was her first such address since the GOP rode to its first complete majority in the General Assembly in more than a century in November. “Hear me now: I will not back down from those priorities,” Perdue said. “I will not play partisan politics, and I will reach across the aisle day after day to find compromise. I will sacrifice some of my goals if it means protecting our children’s education and growing new jobs for our people and this state.” Perdue gave some snippets about the two-year state government spending proposal she’s expected to roll out later this week. She said she would “fund every current state-supported teacher and teaching assistant position.” She also wants to revive a 2008 gubernatorial campaign pledge to offer high school students with good grades a free two-year college degree. She gave few details about what she intends to cut to close a projected budget gap that has fallen from $3.7 billion to $2.4 billion in less than a week partly due to an improved revenue picture and new cost savings found by her budget office. She talked up a previously announced government reorganization that would narrow 14 departments and offices into eight Cabinet-level departments. She also said she’d offer an early retirement package that could eliminate 1,000 jobs. The new Republican leaders were pleased when she said she wants to lower the corporate income tax rate from 6.9 percent to 4.9 percent, which would be the lowest marginal rate in the Southeast. “Right now, we have the highest corporate tax rate in the Southeast. That means our businesses are paying more taxes when they could be creating jobs,” Perdue said while also announcing she wants to offer more robust incentives for small business and “green” industries. “That’s a strike against us from Day One as we work to convince businesses that North Carolina is the best value.” But GOP lawmakers wanted more budget details from her and wondered aloud how she could pay for this and the other programs without extending a pair of temporary taxes approved in 2009 by Democrats to close that year’s gap. The GOP is committed to letting the higher sales and income taxes expire, said Senate leader Phil Berger, RRockingham, who delivered the official Republican response to Perdue’s speech. Perdue didn’t discuss those taxes, which would generate another $1.3 billion if left in place. “I’m concerned about some of the promises that were made,” Berger said. “I think that’s one of the ways we’ve gotten into the mess that we’re in now, by promising to do things and not having the money to pay for them.” The dueling speeches illustrated differences in what each side believes about the state’s economy. Republicans said unem-

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Jacob Young, right, and Destiny Cathcart, center, teach RSS Risk Manager Sharon Gardner how to play a dancing video game. The new game room at North Rowan Elementary School encourages active play.

Grant allows students use video games to stay in shape BY SARAH HOLDER For the Salisbury Post

Children and adults competed Friday in dancing, boxing and hurdles at North Rowan Elementary School. The competition took place via video games in the new interactive game room. Several fifth-graders showed off the equipment during a demonstration for the Rowan Salisbury School System’s School Health Advisory Council, which was hosted in the transformed playroom. “A lot of these kids have the games at home,” said John Brady, North Rowan’s physical education teacher, “so they can have fun and teach the adults at the same time.” The fifth-graders had no problem lending their skills. “I like how you can do something really fun and get exercise at the same time,” said student Destiny Cathcart, who played Dance Dance Revolution with peer Jacob Young and various Student Health Advisory Council members. Cathcart and others can do that because of an A+ Fit School designation and grant, both of which North Rowan Elementary received this past year. The new game room continues a trend. For the past seven years, North Rowan has been a starting point for healthy change. Nutritious meal plans are tested and approved at the school, and an initiative to have fresh fruit every day is now a staple for students. Exercise was the last piece of the puzzle. Amy Smith, health education specialist with the Rowan County Health Department, joined North Rowan Elementary to apply for state funding. In July,

door physical education, so students are ensured its use at least once a week. Teachers may also sign up for various times through the week to use the playroom for classroom activities. The game room represents the efforts of many in the Rowan County community. “It took everyone pitching in and doing their part to pull this thing together,” said Rick Hampton, principal of North Rowan, who Kapria White, right, lunges during a tennis video game contributed funds to the while Felix Espinal, left, waits to return the virtual ball. playroom’s transformation. The changes include a the N.C. Health and Wellness Trust Fund sound barrier built between the playnotified school officials that North room and the kindergarten classroom Rowan had been chosen as a recipient. that will soon be adorned with a mural, The school is one of the seven in the for which students are encouraged to state with the Fit School designation, and give input. one of eight given a grant. There are more improvements to The school used the funding to buy in- come. In addition to the machines in the teractive video games that teach students playroom now, a racing game connectthe benefits of reaching their target heart ed to recumbent bikes will be added for rate, and it has already encouraged both lower body exercise. Also, to continue teachers and students to increase their the nutrition push, a milk mustache conamount of daily physical activity. The test and healthy food taste test are uproom features several televisions and Wii coming events. systems, set up with games such as Wii North Rowan is also hoping to get Sports Resort and Mario & Sonic at the more grants to pay for individual heartOlympic Games. rate monitors so that students can learn Xbox 360 Kinect games are also fa- to exercise effectively. Another goal of vorites. Provisions for it were donated the game room is that it will inspire othby Play 60, a program funded by the er schools to follow suit. American Heart Association and the NFL “With the help of the school board and to motivate kids to engage in healthy the members of SHAC (Student Health physical activity for 60 minutes a day. Advisory Council), other schools might The playroom is used as a recess fa- see the benefits of the game room and cility and a rainy day alternative for out- make the change,” Brady said.

Questions about diabetics and footwear BY RALPH BAKER JR. Special to the Salisbury Post

Question: Why is it important for diabetics to have special shoes? Answer: The statistics speak for themselves. There are 24 million cases of diabetes in the United States. Sixty percent to 70 percent of people with diabetes have some degree of nerve damage. The chances of developing a foot ulcer are as high as 25 percent in these folks. Not only are foot ulcers hard to heal, but they often lead to amputation. There are 60,000 amputations in this country every year, but it has been proven that prevention programs could reduce amputations by as much as 85 percent. While these shoes are not a miracle cure, we know that improper shoes are the trigger for numerous foot problems. Many times people develop foot complications from wearing shoes that do not fit correctly regardless of the quality of the shoes. This program ensures that you are properly fit in quality footwear by a trained professional.

Q: If I have Medicare, are the shoes free? A: The Diabetic Shoe Program should never be thought of as “free shoes.” With the proper documentation from your physician, Medicare will cover 80 percent of the total cost of the shoe package after the annual deductible has been met. The patient is responsible for the other 20 percent, but oftentimes supplemental insurance will cover the expense. The whole reason this program was established in 1995 was to actually save money. The cost of amputations runs over $6 billion a year in this country. The money spent on proper footwear has proven to be a great preventative. Q: What makes these shoes different than what I can buy in the store? A: To begin with, the shoe program is a package, not just a pair of shoes. The package covers the shoes themselves, total contact inserts which are molded to the foot to distribute pressure evenly, a comprehenandy mooney/SALISBURY POST sive foot evaluation to deterRalph Baker Jr. sands down a custom made shoe inmine the needs and condition of


sert at Ralph Baker’s Shoes. He makes custom orthotic shoe inserts for diabetics and people with medical conditions.


Study: Eating more fiber could mean longer life CHICAGO (AP) — Eat more fiber and you just may live longer. That’s the message from the largest study of its kind to find a link between high-fiber diets and lower risks of death not only from heart disease, but from infectious and respiratory illnesses as well. The government study also ties fiber with a lower risk of cancer deaths in men, but not women, possibly because men are more likely to die from cancers related to diet, like cancers of the esophagus. And it finds the overall benefit to be strongest for diets high in fiber from grains. Most Americans aren’t getting enough roughage in their diets. The average American eats only about 15 grams of fiber each day, much less than the current daily recommendation of 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men, or 14 grams per 1,000 calories. For example, a slice of whole wheat bread contains 2 to 4 grams of fiber. In the new study, the people who met the guidelines were less likely to die during a nine-year follow-up period. The men and women who ate the highest amount of fiber were 22 percent less likely to die from any cause compared to those who ate the lowest amount, said lead author Dr. Yikyung Park of the National Cancer Institute. The study, appearing in Monday’s Archives of Internal Medicine, included more than 388,000 adults, ages 50 to 71, who participated in a diet and health study conducted by the National Institutes of Health and AARP. They filled out a questionnaire in 1995 or 1996 about their eating habits. It asked them to estimate how often they ate 124 food items. After nine years, more than 31,000 of the participants had died. National records were used to find out who died and the cause of death. The researchers took into account other risk factors including weight, education level, smoking and health status and still saw lower risks of death in people who ate more fiber. “The results suggest that the benefits of dietary fiber go beyond heart health,” said Dr. Frank Hu of the Harvard School of Public Health, who wasn’t involved in the new research but co-authored an editorial in the journal. The evidence for fiber’s benefits has been strongest in diabetes and heart disease, where it’s thought to improve cholesterol levels, blood pressure, inflammation and blood sugar levels. Fiber’s benefits also may come from its theorized ability to bind to toxins and move them out of the body quicker. Highfiber diets can promote weight loss by making people feel full, which has its own healthpromoting effects. However it works, fiber may offer a prevention benefit against killers like pneumonia and flu, the new study suggests. The cancer benefit may have shown up only in the men because they’re more likely than women to die from cancers related to diet, Park said. Fiber is found in fruits, vegetables and beans. But fiber from grains was most strongly tied to the lowered risk in the study. “That’s what seemed to be driving all these relationships,” said Lawrence de Koning of the Harvard School of Public Health, a co-author of the editorial. Whole grains also contain vitamins and minerals, which may play a role in reducing risk, he said. For that reason, supplements may not be as effective. “Nothing beats the original food,” he said. He suggested substituting whole wheat bread for white bread as a simple way to increase fiber from grains. What does a high-fiber diet look like? A woman who wants to meet the 25 gram guidelines for daily fiber intake could eat one-third cup of bran cereal (9 grams), a half cup of cooked beans (10 grams), a small apple with skin (4 grams) and a half cup of mixed vegetables (4 grams). To reach 38 grams, a man could eat all that — plus about 23 almonds (4 grams), a baked potato (3 grams), an oat bran muffin (3 grams) and an orange (3 grams). Experts recommend adding fiber gradually to allow your digestive system time to get used to it.

The average American eats only about 15 grams of fiber each day — the daily recommended intake is 25 grams per day for women and 38 grams per day for men.




Tweeted ire leads to employee fire Dear Amy: This week I was fired from a customer service job. I had only been at the job for three weeks. The incident leading to my firing happened when I was exhausted and caught off guard by a very young customer who ASK angry was AMY about an answer I gave her. I was not at my best but tried to steer her to my manager. The girl refused to see the manager and tweeted about my company and me that night. The next day I called my supervisor to alert her about the angry customer. I was totally shocked to hear that our headquarters had caught wind of

line employee during a delayed flight, I took to Twitter with a nonspecific, snarky complaint, neatly delivered in 140 characters. Within minutes, I heard back from the corporate office of the airline, asking for the name of the employee I was complaining about. I declined to provide it. Sometimes a complaint is a vent — and not grounds for punishment or dismissal. I agree with your admonition to count to 10 before pressing “send” and urge companies not to overreact to unverified tweets or postings, especially when these complaints could be used to improve service through training.

the angry tweet, which stated that I was unkind to this customer. I am a compassionate person and about three times as old as this customer (she is probably about 20). Please tell your readers to count to 10 when they are angry, even if they are “right” in a commercial situation. It is a test of character to know how to complain about people. — Fired Dear Fired: Twitter and Facebook (and other social networking sites) have made it very easy for consumers to tweet their praise about products and services. These same tools are being used by consumers to complain about services and single out specific employees. I admit to having done this myself. Recently, after a frustrating encounter with an air-

FOOTWEAR FROM 8A your feet, and any modifications that may be necessary. The shoes must meet extensive Medicare guidelines to qualify for the program.

boyfriend. Years ago, my brother and I, both single at the time, attended a symphony. A few days later, an acquaintance of my brother said, “I saw you but didn’t want to bother you since you were with a beautiful blonde.” He responded, “That was NOT a beautiful blonde! That was my sister!” — Still Laughing

Q: Are all of the shoes ugly? A: Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder! I’d be the first to say that these shoes won’t win any fashion awards. However, these look much better than the choices we had 15 years ago, and these are the same styles we sell daily on our retail sales floor. You need to remember that these shoes are designed for a purpose and that purpose is foot health. In most cases, the “pretty shoes” are not the healthiest choices. That being said, we do have some neat looking new styles for men and women but you should never compromise comfort for looks.

Dear Laughing: Now I’m laughing! Send questions via e-mail to or by mail to Ask Amy, Chicago Tribune, TT500, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611. Amy Dickinson’s memoir, “The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daughter and the Town that Raised Them” (Hyperion), is available in bookstores.

Dear Amy: “Not My Brother’s Keeper” wrote to you saying that people often assume that her brother is her


Mary gives tips on how to have a killer garage sale Whether your goal is to purge your home of stuff you no longer need or to raise some cash (or both), you have options. You could sell your items on an auction website, list them in the classifieds or just give the stuff away. Or you MARY could host a HUNT killer garage sale that turns your castoffs into cold hard cash by following these steps:

your sale area. Take the time to repair and clean your sale items and your sale area, too. Dirt, grime and clutter repel shoppers. A nicely ordered space draws ready, willing and able buyers.

sections. For example, put all kitchen items together in one area and toys and games in another. Make sure all of your clothes are hung. Rig up a makeshift hanging clothes rack with two ladders or hooks from the ceiling. Do not pile clothes on a table or in boxes. • Point of purchase. The place where you will collect money is also a great place to sell cookies, coffee, snacks and drinks. If you have small items — e.g., toys or jewelry — that don't go with anything else, divvy them up into small lunch bags. Then seal them, and mark them as “Grab Bags!” Priced reasonably and placed right by the checkout, they will fly off the table.

• Pricing. Your goal is to get rid of your stuff while making some money. Research the prices of similar items on eBay and Craigslist. For high-ticket items priced at more than $100, make sure you include manuals, warranties and other information that would be beneficial to the buyer.

• Plan ahead. Give yourself more than a few weeks to get ready. Make sure the date you select is not conflicting with a holiday or a community event. Check local laws regarding signage, restrictions and a requirement, if any, to get a permit.

• Advertise. At the very least, put a sign at the end of your street. But if you really want to attract motivated buyers, get serious with the advertising. Consider an ad in the newspaper. Post on bulletin boards, and circulate fliers. You want your ad to stand out.

• Get organized. It pays to put your stuff in order. Designate

• Setting up. Make your layout deliberate. Group things in

Q: I’m diabetic, but my feet never hurt. Why should I be concerned about shoes? A: I’ve seen lots of people and lots of feet in my lifetime in the shoe business and 14 years as a pedorthist. Most of my clients come in complaining that their feet hurt and I work on a solution to address that pain. But, believe it or not, the most serious foot problems are found in those that never complain about foot pain. So often, neuropathy affects the nerves so that pain is not felt and sores are allowed to form on the feet. These sores can quickly lead to infection and amputation. I’ve had countless cases where patients have come in to just get a pair of shoes and I’ve discovered major foot problems that required medical care. That’s why it’s so important to have your feet checked regularly by your doctor.

Q: I’ve heard it’s harder to get the shoes this year. Is that true? A: Medicare has made a number of changes this year to ensure that only those that need the shoes will get them. You must be diabetic and have at least one of the following conditions: poor circulation, foot deformity, peripheral neuropathy with callus formation, history of pre-ulcerative calluses, history of previous foot ulceration, or previous amputation. Give us a call at 704636-1850 and we’ll mail you a Diabetic Certification and prescription along with a letter for your doctor. You’ll need to take these to your family doctor during your next appointment. The certification must be signed by a MD or a DO. Your doctor must also include notes from your chart substantiating the existence of one of the qualifying conditions.

sale a smashing success. Go to to get this downloadable book. Use coupon code “MARY” at checkout to get $5 off the regular price of $14.95. If you rather would pay by check, send $9.95 and your email address to Have a Killer Garage Sale, C/O Osborne, 6773 Township Road 55, Alger, OH 45812. Once your payment clears, Paul and Marissa will send the e-book to you via email. Mary Hunt is the founder of and author of 18 books, including her latest, “Can I Pay My Credit Card Bill With a Credit Card?” You can e-mail her at m, or write to Everyday Cheapskate, P.O. Box 2135, Paramount, CA 90723. To find out more about Mary Hunt and read her past columns, please visit the Creators Syndicate website at

• Get help. If you want to knock your sale out of the park, get some expert help. I recommend the e-book “Have a Killer Garage Sale,” by Paul and Marissa Osborne. You'll learn how to advertise and create and locate signs to make your

Your doctor can fax the documents to us. Once we get your paperwork, we’ll call you for an appointment. The evaluation appointment typically takes 30 minutes. We try to dispense the shoes during the initial appointment, but oftentimes custom work must be done that takes a week or so.


Q: What if my doctor won’t sign the form? A: If your doctor says you don’t qualify, then you should consider yourself very lucky and keep doing whatever you’re doing to stay healthy. However, I’m a believer in preventive maintenance, so I’d like to invite you to give our store a try for some really comfortable, good-fitting shoes. You won¹t need an appointment; our staff is trained and ready to measure and fit you in the best shoes you can get. Of course, Medicare won’t help pay for it, but it will be a small price to keep your feet healthy and comfortable.

PUBLIC NOTICE Application for Certificate of Appropriateness Salisbury Local Historic Overlay (LHO) District The Local Historic Overlay (LHO) District, shown on the map, consists of: Downtown,West Square, Ellis Street Graded School, Brooklyn-South Square, and North Main Street Local Historic Districts. Certificate of Appropriateness requests are evaluated based on the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and the Historic District Design Guidelines that are applicable to the request.

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Wayfinding Signage System. Signage system to be installed at various locations within the Local Historic Overlay. This phase will concentrate on achieving a City Council Goal for pedestrian and vehicular scale signage. Materials will be powder-coated aluminum (sign faces) and cast aluminum poles painted traditional “Salisbury Green”.








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Children & fire safety s the National Weather Service reminds us, dry weather and wind increase the risk of destructive outdoor fires. But families also need to be aware of another fire factor as winter wears on — the risk of children being injured or dying in house fires. Federal officials kicked off a national safety campaign this week emphasizing fire safety and, in particular, the vulnerabilities of the very young. Overall, fires are the third-leading cause of accidental death (after transportation mishaps and drownings) among children younger than 15, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. However, the odds skew significantly for victims under age 5, who make up 50 perof all child fire Victims under cent deaths and injuries. age 5 make up That stems from a variety of causes. Un50 percent of like adults, younger all child fire children often don’t know what to do in the deaths and event of a house fire. injuries. They may live in homes without functioning smoke detectors, or they may not realize what a shrieking alarm signifies. Rather than flee the house, they may try to hide in a closet or under the bed. Some of the same guidelines that protect adults also help protect children, such as having working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and being especially vigilant when using space heaters, fireplaces or wood-burning stoves. Federal officials also offer these guidelines for additional protection of young children: • Never allow children to play near a fireplace, wood-burning stove, space heater or hot oven. Establish a 3-foot safety zone around all sources of heat. • Always dress children in pajamas that meet federal flammability standards. Avoid dressing children for sleep in loose-fitting, 100 percent cotton garments, such as oversized T-shirts. • Show children how to crawl low on the floor, below the smoke, to get out of the house and stay out. Make and practice a home fire escape plan and set a meeting place outside. • Let children know what a smoke alarm sounds like and what to do when they hear it. Parents may resist talking to youngsters about fire safety and evacuation plans in the understandable but mistaken belief that it will provoke needless anxieties. But the youngest children are particularly susceptible to the risks of fires. It’s never too early to teach lessons that can help save lives.


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Common sense

(Or uncommon wisdom, as the case may be)

All that we don’t know is astonishing. Even more astonishing is what passes for knowing. — Philip Roth

Moderately Confused

Founding fathers’ lessons Jefferson, Adams clashed but worked together ow do you live or work with someone who sees the world through a different lens than you do? This was the challenge facing Thomas Jefferson and John Adams back in 1776. Adams, considered by most historians to be a conservative, and Jefferson, whom most view as a liberal, were the two men primarily responsible for writing and presenting the Declaration of IndeLISA EARLE pendence. Espousing MCLEOD seemingly competing ideals — ideals that many suggest represent the roots of this country’s liberal versus conservative debates — Jefferson and Adams came together in that one shining moment to create something that was bigger than either of them could have envisioned alone. Jefferson, an advocate for freedom of thought, and Adams, a staunch believer in the rule of law, were unlikely allies. Some may believe that we would better off if only one voice had prevailed. Yet it was their very combination of the ideals that made our nation great. In the years that followed their collaboration on The Declaration of Independence, Jefferson and Adams’ political differences frequently put them at odds, and for many years they were bitter rivals.


They continued their synergistic push/pull relationship even in death. In a you-can’tmake-this-up-history-meets-divine-intervention moment, both men died on the same day, the fourth of July. Jefferson passed first and then Adams. On July 4, 1826, exactly 50 years to the day from the birth of the country they founded, both men passed away without even knowing that their longtime co-creator and nemesis was facing his demise as well. Popular history says that John Adams’ last words were, “Jefferson survives.” Was he was terrified of what might happen if he left the earth with Jefferson still on it? Or was he eager to greet his partner and frequent nemesis on the other side? Perhaps both. Perhaps, in the space between his last breath and his passing, John Adams saw the beauty of it all. He saw how the universe had sent two stubborn idealists to the time and place the world needed them most. How their ideals and their love for their cause had conspired to create something amazing at a time when much of the world didn't even believe it was possible. And perhaps he also saw how he had become a better person as a result of it. If there is an afterlife, I imagine Mr. Adams and Mr. Jefferson in their breeches and hats, greeting each other with a hearty handshake saying, “Well done, partner. Well done.”

LETTERS How government accounting works Last week the Post published a letter complaining about government accounting. Like most people, the writer doesn’t understand the difference between government and private business accounting. To begin with, government accounting is done basically on a cash basis. For day-to-day operations this is the same as the private sector. Except that a lot of government spending is for highways, buildings and such things as ships and airplanes. When government buys a new building they count the cost in this year’s expenses even though the building will last 40 years. A private business, building the same building, would spread the cost over the building's 40year life. That is one main difference. The second issue he raised was budgets. The writer seems to be under the impression private businesses don’t have budgets, or that they allow operating levels to shift budgeted items around willynilly. That may be true in small, owner-managed businesses, but for larger, more complex companies money doesn’t get shifted around quite that easily. Speaking from personal experience, I can assure readers that shifting significant sums from one account to another does require higher levels of approval in any well-managed business. Bear in mind, taxpayers, government deals with your money. Do you really want low- to mid-level managers deciding where to shift your tax dollars without any oversight? I don’t. As members of the city council, county commission


The path to greatness is forged by people who have the courage to assimilate big picture ideas. It might be easier to live, work or govern with people who agree with you about everything. But, often the people who disagree with us are helping us even more. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams love their country too much to settle for simplistic either/or debates. They believed we deserved better than that. We still do. The next time you find yourself in a situation where it seems like you have to choose between two important ideals or you find yourself arguing with someone about one idea versus another, pause and ask yourself, “Do we really have to decide? Is this really all we’re capable of being? Or is there another way?” And if you’re feeling frustrated with the people around you, you might want to consider the possibility that perhaps the universe has sent you a John Adams. • • • Lisa Earle McLeod is the president of McLeod & More, Inc., an international training and consulting firm, and author of “The Triangle of Truth: The Surprisingly Simple Secret To Resolving Conflicts Large and Small” (Penguin 2010).


Letters policy The Salisbury Post welcomes letters to the editor. Each letter should be limited to 300 words and include the writer’s name, address and daytime phone number. Letters may be edited for clarity and length. Limit one letter each 14 days. Write Letters to the Editor, Salisbury Post, P.O. Box 4639, Salisbury, NC 28145-4639. Or fax your letter to 639-0003. E-mail:

and other government bodies will all tell you, most budget adjustments are simple and obvious. When they are large and not so clear in intent, those governing bodies take a good hard look at the why and how much. In closing, I suggest critics of government accounting and spending begin by doing their homework and learning about the subject. It isn’t as simple as it looks from the outside. — John P. Burke (CPA) Salisbury

We’re all at fault The recent terrible tragedy in Tucson, Ariz., has everyone pointing fingers at someone else. But all of us are guilty for not speaking out a long time ago against the pollution of our air waves. Violence and video games portray evil, murder and pornography as entertainment. We cannot create a culture of death without reaping its bitter fruits. No one is safe anywhere any more. Little babies are murdered in the womb every day. The King James Bible (Exodus 20: 3-17) gives us the commandments for a safe and happy life. Every human being is responsible for helping to make this happen. Each one of us must return to the God-given values that

cost nothing, yet bring peace on Earth and good will to men. — Faye Coble Gold Hill

Higher guidance Perhaps in moderating the Guiding Light Missionary Baptist Association, the Rev. John Jones could teach his congregants how to run church meetings. There should be respect for one another’s opinions and ideas without the need for deputies to keep the screaming dissidents in line. The oversight for wayward pastors should be within the denomination. It certainly is not the business of the Salisbury Post to “bring light upon” personnel problems within a local church. The Post accurately reported a police call(s) to a church. That is what newspapers do, Reverend Jones. I don’t believe the Post, its employees and editors have time to sit around and figure how to cover up Pastor Barr’s antics, or much less “protect” a sheriff. Take responsibility for your churches. Work out your issues privately with your congregations. Pastor Barr is your problem. Don’t expect the Post or the sheriff to do your job. Try prayer ... it works. — Meg Huffman Spencer

ALEIGH — North Carolina legislators need to take a road trip, going east on Interstate 40 for about 30 miles, and then heading south on Interstate 95 for another 35 miles or so to Fayetteville. After tooling around for a while, they can jump back on the road, heading north for 200 miles along I-95 to Richmond. Taking in these two cities, North Carolina’s elected representatives can get a good gander SCOTT of what MOONEYHAM places look like when they aren’t allowed to grow, when political leaders prohibit annexation. Right now, the new Republican majority in the legislature seems intent on not only stopping future involuntary annexation, but on undoing some controversial annexations already approved by local town boards. The state Senate has begun considering legislation to put a one-year, statewide moratorium on involuntary annexations. Bills have also been filed to repeal recent annexations in Lexington, Kinston and Rocky Mount. More bills affecting more towns and cities are expected. Legislators are responding to angry constituents who don’t want to be taken into city limits and don’t want to pay city taxes. Many are transplants from states with far less aggressive annexation rules. Their belief that North Carolina’s annexation laws are overbearing and unfair shouldn’t be unexpected. They also make the case that cities and towns have sometimes applied the laws unwisely or improperly, giving back residents little in return for their taxes or throwing too much costs on residents — for things like sewer and water hook-ups — too fast. Still, there’s Fayetteville and Richmond — case studies in what cities that cannot grow can and will become. For 24 years, from 1959 until 1983, Fayetteville was legislatively prohibited from taking in the surrounding urban areas. The result is uneven sprawl and ugly commercial development, created first by disparate development standards and then by a race to the bottom between the city and county regarding those standards. The city where I live, outside of its revitalized downtown, remains one of the ugliest in North Carolina. That ugliness damages residents’ quality of life and hurts the recruiting of major industry. Thirty years ago and today, Fort Bragg is the city’s economic savior. Up the highway, in Richmond, legislators effectively blocked annexation in 1981. A “temporary” annexation moratorium went into effect in 1987. Virginia legislators extended it multiple times since then, allowing the prohibition to remain in effect for the last 24 years. Ever since then, Raleigh and Charlotte have been racing past Richmond.. That’s not my opinion. In 2010, Forbes magazine ranked Raleigh third and Charlotte 17th when it comes to best places for business and careers in the United States. Richmond ranked 50th, its job growth 104th, its projected job growth 129th Republicans have come to power in Raleigh saying that they are all about promoting job growth. They’ve also come to power on a populist wave demanding more responsive government. They might want to recognize that how they respond to the second can affect the first. • • • Scott Mooneyham writes about state government for Capitol Press Association.


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FROM 1a A new 95-room Courtyard Marriott is planned for the I85 interchange on East Innes Street. The hotel, which will generate about $120,000 in annual occupancy taxes, is scheduled to open in the first half of 2012. Work has begun on the culde-sac that will serve the hotel, restaurant and retail stores. When hotel occupancy rates in a community top 60 percent, it signals that the market can support additional rooms, Meacham said. Occupancy rates in Salisbury are at 64 percent. “Our challenge is to make sure a new hotel project would complement our existing portfolio and not compete,” he said. Another hotel the calibre of Courtyard Marriott could represent a $10 million investment, Meacham said, delivering $60,000 in annual property tax revenue to the city and county and generating $120,000 in occupancy tax dollars, as well as $150,000 in sales tax revenue and creating about 20 jobs. “The hotel problem in Rowan County is not that we’re overbuilt,” Meacham said. “We’re under-demol-

The Rowan County Tourism Authority also discussed: • RowanWorks is focused on the Rowan County Airport with new signage for businesses based there, interest from a company that could make a large investment adjacent to the airport and development of a marketing strategy for the airport. One of the best marketing messages is the airport’s location outside Charlotte’s flight plan, Van Geons said. General aviation planes that land and take off at regional air-

ished.” The Courtyard Marriott, which will stand on the site of an abandoned motel, is a good example of the “raze and rebuild” hotel projects that Rowan County needs, Meacham said. Business recruitment by tourism officials will go handin-hand with a tourism master plan in development, Meacham said. He expects to unveil the master plan this summer, which will include where, when and how the tourism authorities will go after commercial development. Their efforts will require a significant amount of due diligence, he said. “This is not a general sales

ports closer to Charlotte can spend 15 minutes on the ground burning fuel, while planes at Rowan are “in, out and gone,” he said. • RowanWorks has more than 60 active projects, including seven in the past month with a potential of 80 to 240 jobs. Companies in industries including food, aviation, wood production are interested in location in Rowan County, Van Geons said, and RowanWorks is courting a $120 million specialty manufacturing operation that would employ 100 people.

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“There are also mobile homes over there it could have gotten,” Gray said pointing to the other side of the woods. “It jumped the creek, but we got over there and put it out.” Another fire started near 1700 Barncliff Court, and a woman who was trying to put out the fire fell into it and burned her knee, Rowan County Fire Ranger David Poole said. Her name and condition were not available. A brush fire struck the city Monday afternoon, too, but only burned a 16-square-foot area near Ashley’s Emproidery at 1009 W. Innes St. Salisbury Fire Chief Bob Parnell said the fire was quickly controlled and there were no injuries or damages to the building. “We encourage all citizens to be careful with open flame and smoking materials at all times,” Parnell said. Other brush fires reported via emergency communications Monday were at 1156 St. Luke’s Church Road and at 1495 Saul Road in Enochville. The wind is supposed to die down today, with the largest gusts reaching only 7 mph the National Weather Service said. Nonetheless, firefighters and the Rowan County forest rangers urge everyone to be cautious about outdoor burning and to be careful about disposing of chimney or stove ashes.



the critical fire danger meant that the fires could quickly grow in size. Over the weekend the weather conditions — low humidity and high winds — were also brewing disaster, as forest rangers responded to at least five brush fires over the weekend. But Monday, the quick response of the firefighters is what saved lives and homes off Dusty Oak Trail. “These fire departments did a good job,” Poole said. “All the firefighters in this county are an asset. They come out and they risk their lives every day.” A bigger fire that started in a field and moved into woods near 2135 N.C. 801 took several fire departments and a tractor to knock down trees so firefighters could get to the fire. More than 5 acres burned after burning trash was carried into a dry field. Woodleaf Assistant Fire Chief James Gray has been fighting fires for more than four decades and in that time he’s seen his fair share of brush fires. “The wind was just boosting it,” he said. “People shouldn’t burn trash with the wind blowing. It only takes one little spark.” When firefighter arrived they sent a brush truck down each side of the field to help keep the blaze away from the nearby woods.

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GM to pay millions of dollars in bonuses to hourly workers DETROIT (AP) — Less than two years after entering bankruptcy, General Motors will extend millions of dollars in bonuses to most of its 48,000 hourly workers as a reward for the company’s rapid turnaround after it was rescued by the government. The payments, disclosed Monday in company documents, are similar to bonuses announced last week for white-collar employees. The bonuses to 76,000 American workers will probably total more than $400 million — an amount that suggests executives have increasing confidence in the automaker’s comeback. In the four years leading up to its 2009 bankruptcy, GM piled up more than $80 billion in losses and was burdened by enormous debt and costly labor contracts. “On the whole, we made tremendous progress last year,” CEO and Chairman Dan Akerson said Monday in an email message to employees announcing the payments. “With our collective teamwork, this can be just the beginning.” The company made $4.2 billion in the first nine months of 2010 and is expected to announce a fourth-quarter profit soon.

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The possible heirs of Egypt’s uprising took to the streets Monday in different corners of the Middle East: Iran’s beleaguered opposition stormed back to central Tehran and came under a tear gas attack by police. Demonstrators faced rubber bullets and birdshot to demand more freedoms in the relative wealth of Bahrain. And protesters pressed for the ouster of the ruler in poverty-drained Yemen. The protests — all with critical interests for Washington — offer an important lesson about how groups across Middle East are absorbing the message from Cairo and tailoring it to their own aspirations. The heady themes of democracy, justice and empowerment remain intact as the protest wave works it way through the Arab world and beyond. What changes, however, are the objectives. The Egypt effect, it seems, is elastic. “This isn’t a one-size-fits-all thing,” said Mustafa Alani, a regional analyst at the Gulf Research Center in Dubai. “Each place will interpret the fallout from Egypt in their own way and in their own context.” For the Iranian opposition — not seen on the streets in more than a year — it’s become a moment to reassert its presence after facing relentless pressures.



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CHARLOTTE — Los Angeles Lakers Bobcats 109 coach Phil Lakers 89 J a c k s o n was so upset he spoke to reporters for 5 seconds and then walked away. Kobe Bryant sneaked out of the locker room before addressing the press at all. A once promising road trip has quickly turned sour for the two-time defending champions, although they probably should have seen their most lopsided loss of the season coming. The Charlotte Bobcats somehow own them. Gerald Wallace had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Gerald Henderson added 18 points and helped slow Bryant, and the Bobcats cruised to a 109-89 victory on

Monday night to extend one of the more unusual one-sided matchups in the NBA. The Bobcats have won eight of the past 10 meetings. The Lakers, 5-8 all-time against the NBA’s newest team, hold a losing record against only one other club — the Boston Celtics. This latest loss, full of missed shots and poor defense and coming on the heels of an ugly defeat in Orlando, left Jackson steamed. “I’m embarrassed about what we did and that’s it,” Jackson said as he began to stroll away. “Thank you.” The Lakers then continued to keep the locker room closed to reporters, allowing Bryant to slip out and head to the bus after he scored 20 points. But Bryant missed 11 of his first 16 shots, got to the foul line only four times and committed five fouls as he played de-

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Bobcat reserve Gerald Henderson, left, has an Acc  reunion with steve Blake. spite missing shootaround with an illness. The weary Lakers, who had started this extended trip 4-0, will close it out Wednesday at Cleveland.


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Michael Waltrip still remembers what he felt the first time he smacked into one of the impact-absorbing SAFER barriers that sprouted on racetrack walls in the wake of Dale Earnhardt’s death. Or, rather, what he didn’t feel. As his car skidded toward the wall, a thought flashed through Waltrip’s mind: He was planning a vacation, but figured he now would be headed to the hospital instead. “We were going to Costa Rica the next day,” Waltrip said. “As soon as it blew, I thought, ‘I’m not going anywhere. I’m going to be eating out of a straw is what’s going to happen to me.’” And then ... nothing. “I braced myself and went up and hit it, and I was like, ‘That didn’t hurt! That didn’t hurt at all!’” Waltrip said. Like so many drivers since Earnhardt died, Waltrip walked away unscathed. With the 10-year anniversary of Earnhardt’s fatal accident looming at Daytona In-

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MOUNT ULLA — B.J. Sherrill W. Rowan 78 shooting E. Rowan 37 layups is just as much of a sure thing as Sherrill on a quarterback sneak on third-and-1. On Monday, the quarterback who directed three 3A football state championships looked interested in keeping his basketball career going for a while. “It’s down to the nittygritty now,” Sherrill said. “We want to play great from here on out.” Sherrill led a bunch of get-it-andgo Falcons, B.J. SHERRILL w h o played more confidently and forcefully than previo u s l y . T h e y crushed E a s t Rowan 7837 in the first round of the NPC MORGAN tournament. “When B.J. is yelling, everyone knows to listen,” said junior forward Jarvis Morgan, who added two more dunks to his growing collection. “He’s been around a long time, so it was time to listen up.” The score could’ve been much worse. West coach Mike Gurley instructed high-scoring Keshun Sherrill, who had 18 points at halftime, to limit himself to passing and dribbling. He took just two shots in the second half and finished with 21. Second-seeded West led 47-14 at the break. Seventh-seeded East trailed 98 when Jared Hough scored inside, but the Falcons buried East 38-6 the last 12 minutes of the half. “West played with a chip


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CHINA GROVE — Since he wasn’t N. Iredell 52 s l i c i n g Carson 41 t h r o u g h nets at the usual pace, Carson’s Nick Houston had to go off on something at the end of the first half Monday night. “I got mad and ripped my jersey when we got down by 15,” Houston said. Houston’s display of frustration summarized the Cougars’ night in a 52-41 defeat at the hands of North Iredell in the first round of the North Piedmont Conference Tournament. Switching from his usual No. 33 jersey to No. 42 at halftime temporarily aided the Cougars’ leading scorer, who had been sick with the flu, but a nine-point first half from the team couldn’t be overcome. “They stymied us in the first half and never could get anything going offensively,” Carson coach Brian Perry said. “It’s just tough to overcome a nine-point first-half.” Carson, the NPC’s No. 4 seed, now must hope a team from the bottom half of the league such as North doesn’t win the tournament and rob the Cougars of their playoff

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rik Heggins scores against North iredell’s travis Laws. seed. North will play league regular season champion Statesville at Carson on Wednesday. Carson made just 4 of 18 field goals in the first half as it faced deficits of 11-5 after one quarter and 24-9 at the break. After scoring 21 in the first meeting and 16 in the second to help Carson to wins, Houston had another 16-point night with North coach Tony Davenport pleased with his


Easy time for Carson girls BY RYAN BISESI

CHINA GROVE — On paper, Carson Carson 50 should have Statesville 27 won handily against Statesville on Monday night. On the court, that happened, but the 50-27 result wasn’t all to everyone’s liking. “It didn’t look like we were playing in a conference tournament first round game,” Carson coach Brooke Misenheimer said. “I thought we looked like we were sluggish. We did not come out with the intensity I would have liked us to come out with.” Carson turnovers and spotty offensive execution helped Statesville stay around for nearly one-and-ahalf quarters No matter the method of

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carson’s Allison Blackwell soars for two points. victory, the Cougars, hoping the best season in their history, still has several games left, advanced to play West Rowan on Thursday at home

at 6 p.m. Two days off will be a welcome rest for Carson (17-5), who won its fourth straight. Carson shot an even 50 percent from the floor, hitting 21 of 52 shots. The Greyhounds (1-21) managed to get half that, making 11 of 43 from the field, a 25.5 percent clip. Carson limited its guest to singledigit points in the first three quarters. “If we would have played like we did tonight against whoever we play Thursday, we might not have a shot at it,” said Carson’s Allison Blackwell, who had 15 points as did Sarah Holman. “It’s a good thing that we have two days to prepare.” Tyesha Phillips gave Carson the lead for keeps on the opening basket of the game. The Cougars gained seperation in the second quarter af-


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TV Sports Tuesday, Feb. 15 MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Mississippi St. at Kentucky ESPN2 — Texas Tech at Missouri 9 p.m. ESPN — Michigan St. at Ohio St. NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. VERSUS — Buffalo at Montreal SOCCER 2:30 p.m. FSN — UEFA Champions League, Schalke at Valencia 8 p.m. FSN — UEFA Champions League, Tottenham at AC Milan (same-day tape)

Area schedule Tuesday, February 15 PREP BOYS BASKETBALL 7 p.m. Chatham Central at North Rowan (first round, YVC tournament) 7:30 p.m. North Davidson vs. Davie (first round, CPC tournament, at Mount Tabor) PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL TBA TBA vs. Concord (semifinal, SPC tournament, at Cox Mill) COLLEGE BASEBALL 2 p.m. UNC Pembroke at Pfeiffer COLLEGE WOMEN’S TENNIS 3 p.m. Pfeiffer at Catawba 6. West (6)

Prep hoops Tournaments YVC girls Monday’s games (1) North Moore 60, (8) W. Montgomery 24 (7) South Stanly 40, (2) Albemarle 37 (6) S. Davidson 58, (3) Chat. Central 54 (4) E. Montgomery 69, (5) N. Rowan 56 Wednesday’s semifinal at South Davidson North Moore vs. E. Montgomery, 6 Thursday’s semifinal at South Davidson S. Davidson vs. South Stanly, 6 Friday’s final at South Davidson Championship, 6 CCC girls Tuesday’s games (6) West Davidson at (3) Thomasville, 7 (5) East Davidson at (4) Lexington, 7 Wednesday’s semifinal at East Davidson 4-5 winner vs. (1) Salisbury, 6 Thursday’s semifinal at East Davidson 3-6 winner vs. (2) Central Davidson Friday’s final at East Davidson Championship game, 6 NPC girls Monday’s games (2) Carson 50, (7) Statesville 27 (3) West Rowan 74, (6) West Iredell 41 (4) East Rowan 54, (5) South Rowan 42 Wednesday’s semifinal at Carson (4) East Rowan vs. (1) N. Iredell, 6 Thursday’s semifinal at Carson (3) West Rowan vs. (2) Carson, 6 Friday’s final at Carson Championship game, 6:30 SPC girls Monday’s games (1) Concord 72, (8) Cox Mill 40 (2) Hickory Ridge 50, (7) Central Cabarrus 37 (3) Robinson 66, (6) Mount Pleasant 21 (5) A.L. Brown 71, (4) NW Cabarrus 57 Tuesday’s semifinals at Cox Mill (1) Concord vs. (5) A.L. Brown (2) Hickory Ridge vs. (3) Robinson Friday’s final at Cox Mill Championship CPC girls Monday’s games at Mount Tabor (5) Reagan 40, (4) Davie Co. 35 (3) West Forsyth 64, (6) North Davidson 36 Wednesday’s semifinals at Mount Tabor Reagan vs. (1) Mount Tabor West Forsyth vs. (2) R.J. Reynolds Friday’s games at Mount Tabor Championship, 6 ----------------------------------------------------YVC boys Tuesday’s games (8) Gray Stone at (1) Albemarle (7) Chatham Central at (2) North Rowan, 7 (6) East Montgomery at (3) West Montgomery (5) South Davidson at (4) North Moore Wednesday’s semifinal at South Davidson 1-8 winner vs. 4-5 winner, 7:30 Thursday’s semifinal at South Davidson 2-7 winner vs. 3-6 winner, 7:30 Friday’s final at South Davidson Championship, 7:30 CCC boys Monday’s games (3) Thomasville 71, (6) West Davidson 66 (4) East Davidson 83, (5) C. Davidson 73, 2OT Wednesday’s semifinal at East Davidson (5) C. Davidson vs. (1) Salisbury, 7:30 Thursday’s semifinal at East Davidson (3) Thomasville vs. (2) Lexington, 7:30 Friday’s semifinal at East Davidson Championship, 7:30 NPC boys Monday’s games (3) West Iredell 73, (6) South Rowan 67 (2) West Rowan 78, (7) East Rowan 37 (5) North Iredell 52, (4) Carson 41 Wednesday’s semifinal at Carson (5) North Iredell vs. (1) Statesville, 7:30 Thursday’s semifinal at Carson (3) West Iredell vs. (2) West Rowan, 7:30 Friday’s final at Carson Championship game, 8 SPC boys Monday’s games (8) Mount Pleasant at (1) Concord (2) NW Cabarrus 66, (7) Cox Mill 51 (6) Robinson at (3) Hickory Ridge (5) Central Cabarrus 94, (4) A.L. Brown 75 Wednesday’s semifinals at Cox Mill 8-1 winner vs. Central Cabarrus NW Cabarrus vs. 3-6 winner Friday’s final at Cox Mill Championship CPC boys Tuesday’s games at Mount Tabor (4) R.J. Reynolds vs. (5) West Forsyth (3) Davie vs. (6) North Davidson Thursday’s semfinals at Mount Tabor 4-5 winner vs. (1) Reagan 3-6 winner vs. (2) Mount Tabor Friday’s final at Mount Tabor Championship, 7:30

College hoops AP Top 25 Poll 1. Kansas (22) 2. Ohio St. (14) 3. Texas (23) 4. Pittsburgh (6) 5. Duke 6. San Diego St. 7. BYU 8. Notre Dame 9. Georgetown 10. Wisconsin 11. Purdue 12. Arizona 13. Connecticut 14. Florida 15. Villanova 16. Louisville 17. Syracuse 18. Vanderbilt 19. North Carolina 20. Missouri

Record 24-1 24-1 22-3 23-2 23-2 25-1 24-2 21-4 20-5 19-5 20-5 21-4 19-5 20-5 19-6 19-6 20-6 18-6 18-6 19-6

Pts Pvs 1,549 2 1,536 1 1,535 3 1,478 4 1,348 5 1,256 6 1,217 7 1,212 8 1,103 11 1,044 13 941 14 795 15 786 10 775 17 710 9 683 16 496 12 471 23 420 20 404 19

19-5 377 22 21. Texas A&M 22. Kentucky 17-7 320 18 23. Temple 19-5 208 24 18-6 83 — 24. Xavier 25. Utah St. 23-3 75 21 Others receiving votes: West Virginia 58, Saint Mary’s, Calif. 52, Coastal Carolina 32, UCLA 32, George Mason 28, St. John’s 26, Washington 23, Alabama 13, Florida St. 11, Marquette 6, Baylor 5, Belmont 5, Colorado St. 5, Minnesota 4, UNLV 3.

Standings ACC ACC Overall 10-1 23-2 Duke North Carolina 8-2 18-6 Florida State 8-3 18-7 6-5 17-8 Clemson Virginia Tech 6-4 16-7 Maryland 5-5 16-9 6-5 16-9 Boston College Miami 4-7 15-10 N.C. State 3-7 13-11 3-7 12-12 Virginia Georgia Tech 3-8 10-14 Wake Forest 1-9 8-17 Tuesday’s games Miami at UNC Greensboro, 7 p.m. Wake Forest at North Carolina, 8 p.m., ACC Network Maryland at Virginia Tech, 8 p.m., ACC Network Wednesday’s games Duke at Virginia, 7 p.m., ESPN2 Chattanooga at Georgia Tech, 7:30 p.m.

Southeastern Eastern SEC Overall Florida 9-2 20-5 6-4 18-6 Vanderbilt Georgia 6-4 17-7 Kentucky 5-5 17-7 5-5 15-10 Tennessee South Carolina 4-6 13-10 Western SEC Overall 8-2 16-8 Alabama Mississippi State 5-5 13-11 Arkansas 5-6 15-9 4-6 16-9 Mississippi LSU 2-8 10-15 Auburn 2-8 9-15 Tuesday’s games Mississippi State at Kentucky, 7 p.m., ESPN Wednesday’s games Vanderbilt at Georgia, 7 p.m., ESPNU South Carolina at Tennessee, 7 p.m. Florida A&M at Arkansas, 8 p.m. Auburn at Mississippi, 8 p.m.

SAC SAC Overall Lincoln Memorial 14-0 22-0 9-5 14-8 Wingate Anderson 8-6 14-10 Tusculum 8-6 11-13 7-7 10-12 Carson-Newman Brevard 6-8 10-11 Newberry 6-8 11-11 6-8 9-13 Mars Hill Catawba 5-9 9-13 Lenoir-Rhyne 1-13 2-20 Monday’s games Brevard 72, Young Harris 69 Wednesday’s games Lenoir-Rhyne at Catawba Mars Hill at Carson-Newman Newberry at Wingate Lincoln Memorial at Brevard Tusculum at Anderson

CIAA Division Overall Northern Bowie State 9-1 20-4 Virginia Union 6-2 11-7 6-4 16-8 Elizabeth City State St. Paul’s 4-4 8-13 Virginia State 3-6 4-19 2-7 3-20 Chowan Lincoln 1-7 2-19 Southern Division Overall 17-5 Winston-Salem State 5-2 Shaw 5-2 16-7 Fayetteville State 4-3 12-10 3-4 12-9 Livingstone 2-5 13-9 Johnson C. Smith St. Augustine’s 2-5 8-15 Monday’s games Winston-Salem State 81, Livingstone 73 Shaw 76, J.C. Smith 70 Virginia Union 69, Chowan 59 Elizabeth City State 75, Virginia State 57 Fayetteville State 75, St. Augustine’s 64 Bowie State 82, St. Paul’s 65

NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 39 14 .736 — 27 26 .509 12 New York Philadelphia 26 28 .481 131⁄2 New Jersey 17 39 .304 231⁄2 15 40 .273 25 Toronto Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 39 15 .722 — 34 20 .630 5 Atlanta Orlando 35 21 .625 5 CHARLOTTE 24 31 .436 151⁄2 15 38 .283 231⁄2 Washington Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 36 16 .692 — 24 28 .462 12 Indiana Milwaukee 21 33 .389 16 Detroit 20 36 .357 18 Cleveland 9 46 .164 281⁄2 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 46 9 .836 — Dallas 38 16 .704 71⁄2 33 23 .589 131⁄2 New Orleans Memphis 30 26 .536 161⁄2 Houston 26 30 .464 201⁄2 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 34 19 .642 — Portland 31 24 .564 4 31 24 .564 4 Utah 1 Denver 31 25 .554 4 ⁄2 Minnesota 13 42 .236 22 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers 38 18 .679 — Phoenix 26 26 .500 10 Golden State 24 29 .453 121⁄2 L.A. Clippers 20 35 .364 171⁄2 Sacramento 13 38 .255 221⁄2 Monday’s Games CHARLOTTE 109, L.A. Lakers 89 San Antonio 102, New Jersey 85 Atlanta 94, Detroit 79 Milwaukee 102, L.A. Clippers 78 Portland 95, Minnesota 81 Houston 121, Denver 102 Tuesday’s Games Miami at Indiana, 7 p.m. CHARLOTTE at Chicago, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Memphis, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Utah at Phoenix, 9 p.m. New Orleans at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

Notable boxes Bobcats 109, Lakers 89 L.A. LAKERS (89) Artest 4-11 2-2 10, Gasol 6-9 5-6 17, Bynum 36 3-4 9, Fisher 3-4 0-0 6, Bryant 8-20 3-4 20, S.Brown 2-9 0-0 4, Odom 4-9 0-0 9, Blake 0-3 0-0 0, Walton 3-4 0-0 7, Caracter 2-3 0-0 4, Ebanks 0-2 3-4 3. Totals 35-80 16-20 89. CHARLOTTE (109) Wallace 9-16 0-2 20, Diaw 5-9 3-3 16, K.Brown 4-8 0-0 8, Augustin 3-7 0-0 7, Jackson 3-10 3-4 9, Livingston 3-6 3-3 9, Mohammed 7-11 2-2 16, Najera 0-1 0-0 0, Henderson 6-9 5-5 18, Carroll 1-2 0-0 3, Collins 0-2 0-0 0, D.Brown 1-1 1-2 3. Totals 42-82 17-21 109. L.A. Lakers 22 21 17 29 — 89 Charlotte 24 25 29 31 — 109 3-Point Goals—L.A. Lakers 3-19 (Walton 1-1, Odom 1-3, Bryant 1-4, Fisher 0-1, Ebanks 0-1, Artest 0-2, Blake 0-3, S.Brown 0-4), Charlotte 821 (Diaw 3-6, Wallace 2-4, Carroll 1-2, Henderson 1-2, Augustin 1-4, Najera 0-1, Collins 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—L.A. Lakers 52 (Gasol 10), Charlotte 41 (Wallace 11). Assists—L.A. Lakers 24 (Gasol, Artest 5), Charlotte 28 (Augustin 9). Total Fouls—L.A. Lakers 24, Charlotte 15. Technicals—L.A. Lakers defensive three second. A—19,488 (19,077).

Rockets 121, Nuggets 102 DENVER (102) Anthony 4-14 8-10 16, Ken.Martin 1-2 0-2 2, Nene 5-10 2-4 12, Billups 5-11 3-3 15, Afflalo 5-


SCOREBOARD 10 5-5 17, Harrington 4-11 3-3 12, J.Smith 2-8 22 6, Forbes 2-3 3-4 7, Lawson 1-4 2-4 4, Andersen 3-5 5-7 11. Totals 32-78 33-44 102. HOUSTON (121) Battier 7-7 0-0 17, Scola 3-10 4-4 10, Hayes 25 2-2 6, Lowry 3-9 0-0 7, Kev.Martin 3-11 5-6 13, Lee 8-14 1-1 22, Miller 0-0 0-0 0, Brooks 6-13 45 18, Budinger 6-11 2-3 15, Hill 5-7 1-1 11, Patterson 1-1 0-0 2, I.Smith 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 44-89 19-22 121. Denver 32 22 14 34 — 102 Houston 19 39 30 33 — 121 3-Point Goals—Denver 5-20 (Billups 2-4, Afflalo 2-5, Harrington 1-6, Lawson 0-1, J.Smith 0-1, Anthony 0-3), Houston 14-32 (Lee 5-7, Battier 3-3, Kev.Martin 2-6, Brooks 2-7, Lowry 1-4, Budinger 1-5). Fouled Out—Brooks. Rebounds—Denver 50 (Nene 9), Houston 55 (Scola 8). Assists— Denver 15 (Billups, Anthony 3), Houston 31 (Lowry 7). Total Fouls—Denver 18, Houston 27. Technicals—Denver defensive three second, Houston defensive three second. A—16,450 (18,043).

Racing Daytona 500 Lineup After Sunday qualifying; race Feb. 20 (Car number in parentheses) 1. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 186.089 mph. 2. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 185.966. 3. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 185.445. 4. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 185.422. 5. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 185.223. 6. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 185.071. 7. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 185.002. 8. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 184.991. 9. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 184.911. 10. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 184.911. 11. (22) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 184.896. 12. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 184.763. 13. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 184.748. 14. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 184.740. 15. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 184.687. 16. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 184.612. 17. (09) Bill Elliott, Chevrolet, 184.532. 18. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 184.475. 19. (43) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 184.290. 20. (38) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 184.271. 21. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 184.222. 22. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 184.102. 23. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 184.019. 24. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 184.008. 25. (15) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 183.966. 26. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 183.793. 27. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 183.685. 28. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 183.681. 29. (4) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 183.602. 30. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 183.595. 31. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 183.576. 32. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 183.557. 33. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 183.456. 34. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 183.206. 35. (60) Todd Bodine, Toyota, 183.057. 36. (97) Kevin Conway, Toyota, 182.949. 37. (13) Casey Mears, Toyota, 182.867. 38. (34) David Gilliland, Ford, 182.697. 39. (77) Steve Wallace, Toyota, 182.574. 40. (66) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 182.434. 41. (7) Robby Gordon, Dodge, 182.120. 42. (32) Terry Labonte, Ford, 181.492. 43. (37) Robert Richardson Jr., Ford, 181.466. 44. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 181.316. 45. (46) J J Yeley, Chevrolet, 180.977. 46. (71) Andy Lally, Chevrolet, 180.828. 47. (64) Derrike Cope, Toyota, 177.894. 48. (92) Brian Keselowski, Dodge, 177.581.

Gatorade Duel 2 Lineup Sunday qualifying; race Thursday 1. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 185.966. 2. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 185.445. 3. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 185.223. 4. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 185.071. 5. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 184.911. 6. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 184.612. 7. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 184.475. 8. (38) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 184.271. 9. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 184.019. 10. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 184.008. 11. (15) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 183.966. 12. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 183.685. 13. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 183.595. 14. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 183.456. 15. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 183.206. 16. (60) Todd Bodine, Toyota, 183.057. 17. (13) Casey Mears, Toyota, 182.867. 18. (77) Steve Wallace, Toyota, 182.574. 19. (7) Robby Gordon, Dodge, 182.12. 20. (32) Terry Labonte, Ford, 181.492. 21. (37) Robert Richardson Jr., Ford, 181.466. 22. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 181.316. 23. (64) Derrike Cope, Toyota, 177.894. 24. (92) Brian Keselowski, Dodge, 177.581.

Gatorade Duel 1 Lineup Sunday qualifying; race Thursday 1. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 186.089. 2. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 185.422. 3. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 185.002. 4. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 184.991. 5. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 184.911. 6. (22) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 184.896. 7. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 184.763. 8. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 184.748. 9. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 184.74. 10. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 184.687. 11. (09) Bill Elliott, Chevrolet, 184.532. 12. (43) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 184.29. 13. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 184.222. 14. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 184.102. 15. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 183.793. 16. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 183.681. 17. (4) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 183.602. 18. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 183.576. 19. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 183.557. 20. (97) Kevin Conway, Toyota, 182.949. 21. (34) David Gilliland, Ford, 182.697. 22. (66) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 182.434. 23. (46) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 180.977. 24. (71) Andy Lally, Chevrolet, 180.828.

NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Philadelphia 55 36 14 5 77 182 139 Pittsburgh 58 35 19 4 74 173 141 N.Y. Rangers 58 30 24 4 64 162 144 New Jersey 56 22 30 4 48 120 158 N.Y. Islanders56 20 29 7 47 151 186 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 56 31 18 7 69 172 135 Boston Montreal 57 31 20 6 68 151 143 Buffalo 54 26 22 6 58 161 162 Toronto 56 23 27 6 52 144 174 Ottawa 56 18 30 8 44 126 186 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 56 34 17 5 73 172 172 Washington 57 29 18 10 68 153 143 Carolina 57 27 22 8 62 168 175 Atlanta 58 25 23 10 60 167 188 Florida 55 24 24 7 55 146 148 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Detroit 56 34 16 6 74 187 163 Nashville 56 30 19 7 67 150 133 Chicago 56 28 22 6 62 177 158 Columbus 56 28 23 5 61 152 168 St. Louis 55 25 21 9 59 148 164 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 57 36 12 9 81 192 136 Minnesota 55 30 20 5 65 146 145 Calgary 58 28 22 8 64 168 172 Colorado 56 25 25 6 56 170 186 Edmonton 56 16 32 8 40 137 193 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Phoenix 58 30 19 9 69 165 162 Dallas 56 31 19 6 68 159 158 Anaheim 57 32 21 4 68 159 157 San Jose 57 30 21 6 66 158 151 Los Angeles 56 31 22 3 65 156 132 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Monday’s Games St. Louis 3, Vancouver 2 Phoenix 3, Washington 2 Calgary at Colorado, late Tuesday’s Games Toronto at Boston, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Nashville, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Dallas at Edmonton, 9 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Toronto at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Carolina at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Columbus, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago, 8 p.m. Pittsburgh at Colorado, 9 p.m. Dallas at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. Washington at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

South’s season over BY RONNIE GALLAGHER

STATESVILLE — John Davis stood W. Iredell 73 outside the S. Rowan 67 S o u t h Rowan locker room, drenched with sweat and wearing a familiar look. “That’s the story of the season,” he sighed after the Raiders ended one of the most frustrating campaigns in school history. South battled right to the end at West Iredell in the first round of the North Piedmont Conference tournament before losing 73-67. The Raiders ended their season 8-14. But it was the way South lost that was the story of the season. Josh Medlin and Johnathan Gaddy were putting on a show at the start of the fourth quarter. Medlin took a pass from Gaddy for a long 3-pointer and then Gaddy scored four straight. With 3:04 left, the Raiders led 60-56 and seemingly had all the momentum. Just like that, they were outscored 17-7 the rest of the way. “We had them three times,” Davis scoffed. “We’ve had ’em all at some point and time.” When South took its lead, it had held West Iredell star Zach Follrod to just two points in the fourth. That’s when the Warrior star started getting the ball.



Uh-oh. In those final three minutes, Follrod posted up inside and scored 11 points. He was 9 of 10 from the line. He even dumped it down inside for two assists with shorter Raiders hanging all over him. In the end, the 6-foot-5 Follrod had burned South for 38 points. “Basketball is a simple game,” Davis said. “If you’re undersized, you’ve got to be a Tazmanian Devil. You’ve got to get after somebody and root them out from the basket. We helped him.” Follrod’s performance didn’t surprise West Iredell coach Benjamin Johnson. Follrod has averaged over 30 points against the Raiders in three games, including one for 42. “He had their number,” Johnson said. “He knew what their weaknesses were. And he doesn’t turn the ball over.” The 6 p.m. starting time had both teams a bit out of sorts. Neither could get anything going early and they went into halftime tied at 26. “Both teams were in a lit-

tle of a funk,” Davis said. There were 53 points scored in a wild fourth quarter, with Medlin putting up 12 of South’s first 14 points. When he hit a corner three off a Gaddy assist, the Raiders led 56-54. But they managed just one more basket, a late layup by Mark McDaniel, while Follrod went nuts at the foul line. His last two made it a sixpoint game with 11 seconds remaining. He was 14 of 16 for the game from the stripe. Yet another close loss left Davis exasperated. He won’t get to coach this senior class again. “They’re a good bunch of kids,” he said. “This year was fun, even though we didn’t necessarily get the number of wins we wanted. “The games were always interesting. We were like the Cardiac Pack, only in reverse.” • NOTES: West Iredell (13-9) will now meet West Rowan in the semifinals ... Follrod scored his 1,000th point in the first quarter. ... At one point in the second half, Gaddy and Medlin scored 39 straight points for South. SOUTH ROWAN (67) — Gaddy 25, Medlin 18, McDaniel 16, Neal 4, Parker 2, Lambert 2, Boulwarem Tyler, Akers, Sharpe, Hubbard, Spry. WEST IREDELL (73) — Follrod 38, Harris 14, Gray 7, Stevenson 6, Daniels 6, Phifer 2. S. Rowan 10 16


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West Rowan girls romp BY MIKE LONDON

MOUNT ULLA — West Rowan’s W. Rowan 74 girls boast W. Iredell 41 three of the county’s top eight scorers, and Ayana Avery, Nycieko Dixon and Shay Steele filled it up again on Monday. They combined for 57 points as the third-seeded Falcons (16-8) blew out West Iredell 74-41 in the first round of the NPC tournament. “Except for the first quarter we played pretty good,” said Avery, who scored 25 points. “We picked it up.” The Falcons drilled a dozen 3s — six by Avery, five by Dixon, one by Brooke Harrington — to wipe out the sixth-seeded Warriors (3-18). Chelsea Ellis, who scored



21 for West Iredell, hit a 3pointer seven minutes into the game for an 11-7 lead, but then the Falcons took over. Avery hit a runner and a 3pointer to erase WI’s lead. Then Dixon scored 10 of her 20 in one electrifying burst. She got a layup off a blocked shot by Alison Sobataka and drained two 3s before racing for a layup. Then it was Avery’s turn, and the Falcons’ all-time leading scorer (1,890 points) swished three 3-balls in a span of 59 sensational sec-

onds. West scored 16 unanswered, finished the first half on a wicked 27-2 run and extinguished West Iredell’s hopes of extending its season. “We took them lightly early on,” West Rowan coach Erich Epps said. “But I chewed on the girls a little bit and challenged them. After that, we played some good man-to-man defense and we had nice spurts on offense.” West gets its fourth shot at No. 2 Carson in a semifinal on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Carson. Carson has beaten the Falcons 73-58, 51-43 and 50-42. WEST IREDELL (41) — Ellis 21, Sigmon 10, Ijames 4, Marshall 3, Gaines 2, Gatton 1, Lucas, Bolick, Moose, Scott, Riddle. WEST ROWAN (74) — Avery 25, Dixon 20, Steele 12, Dutton 5, Ball 4, Barber 4, Harrington 3, Caldwell 1, Miller, Watson, Parker, Sobataka. 2 W. Iredell 11 W. Rowan 12 22

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North girls fall to Eagles From staff reports

North Rowan’s fifth-seeded girls lost at No. 4 seed East Montgomery 69-56 in the first round of the YVC tournament on Monday. JoJo Carby led the Cavaliers with 13 points. Taylor Sells scored 10, and Teaunna Cuthbertson and Tiffany Brown had nine apiece. Tinka Bush chipped in with seven, and Ronesha Bradley added six. North (9-15) trailed 32-26 at halftime. “We played a pretty good game,” North coach Tony Hillian said. “In the fourth quarter, we had all kinds of good looks but couldn’t knock down the little 5-foot shots.” Brandy Rush scored 24 for the Eagles. There were two upsets in the YVC tournament last night, with No. 6 South Davidson knocking off No. 3 Chatham Central behind 16 points by Madison Sigmon, and No. 7 South Stanly stunning second-seeded Albemarle.

 College men’s basketball Livingstone lost to CIAA rival WinstonSalem State 81-73 at Trent Gym on Monday. Darius Cox and Donte Durant led the Blue Bears (12-9, 7-6) with 17 points apiece. Cox alsopulled down 13 rebounds. Carl Boswell added 12 points for Livingstone.n Pfeiffer’s men’s basketball team beat St. Andrews 86-76 on Monday for a Conference Carolinas win. Chris Woods led the Falcons (10-12, 8-6) with 22 points and 14 rebounds. Davon Gilliard had 15 points and 10 rebounds.

 College women’s basketball Livingstone’s women’s basketball team fell to Winston-Salem State 83-74 on Monday. Rashida Elbourne led the Blue Bears (14-7, 85 CIAA) with 16 points. Montiya Harrison and Tiffany Evans scored 12 each, and Kelcyn Manurs scored 10. Brittany Wright had nine points and 10 rebounds. • Pfeiffer’s women’s basketball team romped 88-52 against St. Andrews on Monday. Brittany Cox led the Falcons (10-12, 9-7 Conference Carolinas) with 19 points.

 7th grade hoops Southeast’s boys lost to Mooresville 42-40. Alex Yang led the Patriots (2-5) with 14 points. Austin Russ had eight points and 10 boards, and Bryson Collins scored seven. John Yang hit two 3-pointers.  Southeast’s girls defeated Mooresville 35-32. Taylor Martin had 13 points, Jordan Osborne 12 and Adison Collins five for the Patriots. • Erwin’s girls stayed unbeaten with a 4613 romp against Knox. Brittany Small, Shenique Pharr and Jocelyn Lowe combined for 31 points for the Eagles (7-0). Small had 11 points, 19 rebounds and five blocked shots. Pharr had 11 points, six boards and five steals. Lowe had nine points, six assists and six rebounds. Melonye McCree and Shenell Pharr added six and five points, respectively. Knox (2-5) was led by Aliyah Farmer with eight points. • Knox’s boys beat Erwin 80-33 to stay unbeaten. Jalen Sanders scored 23 points for the Trojans (7-0). Deshawn Thompson scored 17, Donnell Alexander tallied 14 and Jailynn Kagel added 10. Corbin Ushry added six points. Addison Fry had nine points and seven rebounds to spark Erwin (2-5). Austin Love scored five points. Cody Meadows grabbed seven rebounds.n North Hills hoops

 North Hills hoops The North Hills middle school boys pulled away in the second half and defeated Mooresville’s jayvee team 87-49. Luke Humble had 24 points and 10 rebounds for the Eagles (11-2). Leonard Murdock added 20 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Wes Fazia scored 18 points.  The North Hills varsity boys basketball team defeated Hayworth 101-28. Taylor Kriminger scored a career-high 29 points for the Eagles and had 10 rebounds. Justin Wright had 18 points and 12 assists. Matt Ward (16 points), J’quille Tracey (15) and Moussa Doucara (11) also scored in double figures for the Eagles.




East wins do-or-die contest BY DAVID SHAW

GRANITE QUARRY — As masterpieces go, it E. Rowan 54 looked more like S. Rowan 42 fridge art. But that hardly mattered to the East Rowan girls basketball team Monday night. The Mustangs kicked off the NPC Tournament with a 54-42 win over visiting South Rowan and secured a berth in next week’s 3A state playoffs. “Hey, a win’s a win,” first-year coach Danielle Porter said after fourth-seeded East (8-13) turned the ball over 31 times and lived to fight another day. “We handled the pressure, we worked through adversity

and we kept playing with enthusiasm.” The Mustangs were shorthanded — two players sidelined with injuries and other, sophomore guard Jessica Rummage, was home with pneumonia. In spite of that, they jumped to a 10-1 lead before the game was five-minutes old. “We couldn’t hit a basket,” losing coach Jarrod Smith lamented after South (8-14) checked out. “We had layups. We had open looks. We had chances in the paint. We just couldn’t knock anything down.” Not until Lauren Miller’s driving layup with 31 seconds remaining in the first quarter did the Raiders convert a field goal attempt. “We were frustrated,” senior Nicole Barringer said after scoring a game-



high 17 points. “We couldn’t get anything to go in. It happened the first time we played here and again tonight, like deja vu all over again.” Barringer gave South a pulse late in the first half when she buried a 3pointer to pull the guests within 1812. But East responded with a backbreaking 7-0 run to close the first

half. “We came out, played hard and kept our composure,” said ER’s Sydney Poole (11 points). “It was just taking it to the basket, getting our fouls and making free throws.” Inside players Karleigh Wike and Olivia Sabo made key contributions for East before fouling out in the fourth quarter. Wike had nine points and 10 rebounds while Sabo totaled eight points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots. ER sank 30 of 50 free throws, including 18 of 28 in the drawn-out fourth quarter. “Doesn’t matter,” Sabo said. “We were the better team tonight.” South said goodbye to three seniors — Barringer, Sam Goins and reserve Krista Swartz. “I don’t know if I’ve ever teared up after a

season-ending loss,” Smith said. “But I just did. Those are three terrific players we’re losing.” East’s reward is a semifinal match with North Iredell, the state’s top-ranked team, Wednesday night at Carson. Then comes a likely road game in its state playoff opener. “I’m just excited to be going,” said Wike, a freshman enjoying her first varsity season. “We’re peaking right now and everything is looking up.” SOUTH ROWAN (42) — Barringer 17, Goins 8, Miller 5, Gaddy 5, K.Corriher 3, Jones 2, L.Corriher 2, Swartz, Allison. EAST ROWAN (54) — Poole 11, Wike 9, Sabo 8, Sides 6, Fry 6, Thomas 6, Honeycutt 5, Gullett 3, Lowe. S. Rowan 4 8 E. Rowan 12 13

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Dontae Gilbert directs the offense for Carson while going against North Iredell’s Nick Nolen.

CARSON BOYS FROM 1B team’s hounding of Houston, who hit four 3’s and sits 17 points shy of 1,000 for his career. “I put my best defender on him and I thought Ty Johnson did a pretty good job,” Davenport said. “Last game, he really hurt us so we tried to contain him.” The Cougars shook off their firsthalf woes coming out of the locker room and scored on their first three possessions of the second half to cut it to 2416 and force a 30-second timeout from North. Tre Williams converted a 3-point play later to pull Carson within 26-21, but it would draw no closer. Johnson, a Bluefield signee who played in front of a Bluefield scout at the game, scored 12 points while Michael McNeely led the Raiders with 15. NORTH IREDELL (52) — McNeely 15, Johnson 12, Hunt 9, St. John 7, Holland 4, Laws 3, Brown 2, Nolen, Moore, Phares. CARSON (41) — Houston 16, Williams 9, Heggins 4, Love 2, Wagner 2, Gilbert, Parker, Laws, Raper, Eagle. tyler buckwell/SALISBURY POST tyler buckwell/SALISBURY POST

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on their shoulder,” East coach Trey Ledbetter said. “They were fast. They had something to prove. That had to be the best game they’ve played.” Gurley didn’t disagree. West sacrificed four games early, playing without the football players, and was still 5-9 in January. Now the Falcons are 12-10 and the program will have its 25th winning season in the last 26. “Yeah, it’s nice to have B.J. Sherrill and (Sherrill’s cousin and a Georgia Tech-bound defensive back) Domonique Noble out there,” Gurley said. “They’re talented athletes, but much more than that, they’re vocal leaders. They really had our defense communicating tonight.” While the 1-2-2 zone helped West win some NPC games, Gurley may have placed it in storage. West played havocwreaking man-to-man Monday, got lots of steals and lots of easy transition points. “If you’re going to win in the playoffs, you have to be able to be able to play manto-man,” Gurley. “You have to make big stops.” West stopped everyone except East guard Hakeem Gittens, who scored 14. He had a career-high 18 against the Falcons earlier this season. “Against us, Gittens plays like Hakeem Olajuwon,” said Gurley, referencing a former NBA All-Pro who stood a foot or so taller than Gittens. Morgan and Devin Parks scored 10 each for West, and Connor Edwards hit two 3s. East (1-20) might’ve lost by 50, but it got late buckets from Josh Gobble, Ryan Driver and Anthony Oglesby. “Our effort was there, but we never put 32 minutes together except for that one game we won,” Driver said. “Other nights, we had 26 minutes or 28 or even eight.” EAST ROWAN (37) — Gittens 14, Oglesby 6, Honeycutt 4, Hough 4, Gobble 3, Driver 3, Shepherd 2, A. Rogers 1, Holmes, W. Rogers, Galloway, Owens, Means, Ca. Edwards. WEST ROWAN (78) — K. Sherrill 21, B. Sherrill 16, Morgan 10, Parks 10, Co. Edwards 6, Cuthbertson 4, Phifer 3, Martin 3, Noble 3, Avery 2, Warren, Turner, Kraft, Laster. E. Rowan 8 6 W. Rowan 24 23

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ter leading 14-8 after one. Holman canned a 3 to start the quarter and gave Carson the energy it needed for an 11-0 spurt before halftime as it led 29-12 at the break. Statesville managed just two field goals in the second quarter. Blackwell hit the first two shots of the second half as the Cougar lead hit 33-12. They led 36-15 at the end the of the third. “We certainly didn’t want to overlook this game,” Misenheimer said. “We talked about taking it one game at a time because you got to make it to the first round to get to the second round.” Cameron Bradley was the lone double figure scorer for Statesville with 12. CARSON (50) — Blackwell 15, Holman 15, Dulkoski 6, Phillips 6, K. Barringer 4, Clark 2, Monroe 2, Cole, White, T. Barringer, Stirewalt. STATESVILLE (27) — C. Bradley 12, Wilt 8, McCord 3, Crosswhite 2, Harding 2, Eller, B. Bradley, Wilkews, McKinney, Wodedki. tyler buckwell/SALISBURY POST

Carson’s Jakey Clark zooms in for a layup against Statesville

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Tyesha Phillips scored six points for Carson.




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EARNHARDT FROM 1B significant safety improvements: • Adopting the HANS device, a head and neck restraint collar that was being used in other forms of auto racing but went largely ignored in NASCAR until Earnhardt’s death. Waltrip remembers Brett Bodine bringing a HANS to the track before Earnhardt’s wreck. “I looked at him and said, ‘You can’t race with that thing around your head. How are you going to see?’” Waltrip said. “He said, ‘Doesn’t bother me at all. It’s comfortable; I like it.’ I was like, ‘Well, you can’t wear that.’ That just shows you how different things were.” Head and neck restraints now are required in NASCAR and may be responsible for preventing several deaths or serious injuries. Would a HANS have saved Earnhardt, and a handful of other drivers who died of similar injuries before him? “I believe that when Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s car hit the wall and the belts from his safety harness were loaded by the impact that a HANS Device would have kept his head back,” said Jim Downing, co-founder of HANS Performance Products. “That likely would have produced a better outcome under the different scenarios that have been proposed by experts. This is what it seems like to me, but we don’t really know for sure.” • SAFER barriers, impactabsorbing walls that were being developed before Earnhardt’s death. Increased interest and investment from NASCAR accelerated their implementation, and today the so-called “soft” walls line tracks from coast to coast. “If you made me pick one (safety improvement), I would pick SAFER barriers,” Wal-

NHL GLENDALE, Ariz. — Ray Whitney had a goal and an assist, and the Phoenix Coyotes frustrated Washington's top line with a flurry of blocked shots in a 3-2 win over the Capitals Monday night. Blues 3, Canucks 2 ST. LOUIS — Andy McDonald and Patrik Berglund scored powerplay goals.

NFL MANHATTAN, Kan. — The pride of Leonardville has come home to Kansas for the first time since his team won the Super Bowl. The Riley County Commission declared Monday "Jordy Nelson Day" and presented a proclamation to the Green Bay Packers wide receiver. Nelson's wife, Emily, and their baby boy, Royal, were on hand for the event. • ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders added a Hall of Famer to their coaching staff, hiring Rod Woodson on Monday as an assistant to coach the team's cornerbacks. • OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh signed a three-year extension Monday that will keep him under contract through 2014.

NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR is become more kid-friendly this year by allowing children into the garage on race days. The revision to the garage access policy will permit adults with approved credentials to bring their children into garages during the pre-race period on race days. Each child will be issued a special credential. There is no minimum age requirement.

trip said. “That’d be my saving grace.” • Better seats and improved cockpits. Looking back, drivers can’t believe how unsafe their seats were before Earnhardt’s death. “It didn’t have to be the way it was,” Mark Martin said. “The seats that we drove in were ridiculous. Ridiculous.” And Earnhardt’s might have been one of the worst. “(Today’s seats) compared to his seat? Night and day,” Robby Gordon said. “I don’t know how to explain it any other way than that. But that’s what he chose to drive in, and that’s what made him comfortable in all those races prior to that. Us race car drivers, we become invincible — this is what I’ve done forever, and it hasn’t hurt me.” Since then, teams have switched to carbon-fiber seats similar to those used in openwheel racing and installed braces to prevent drivers’ heads from violently snapping from side to side during a hard hit. “(Earnhardt’s) seat, and the way he sat in the car, and maybe even somewhat the way he wore his belts was more relaxed than we have today,” Waltrip said. “And what we learned over the years we needed to do to withstand the impacts we were facing, we just didn’t know. We thought (we knew). We just didn’t know.” Then came NASCAR’s new chassis design, formerly referred to as the “Car of Tomorrow” — another big step forward in safety, designed to shield drivers from impacts. Burton credits NASCAR’s leaders for being willing to change. “When they said they were going to do it different, boy, they went and did it different,” Burton said. “They didn’t (halfway) do it different, they went full-force at it. I never believed that was going to happen.”

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No. 1 ranking doesn’t last long after three straight home losses. It isn't anymore. The college basketball Brandon Triche had 20 roundup ... points, Kris Joseph added 16, MANHATTAN, Kan. — and the 17th-ranked Orange Jacob Pullen scored a carallied late to beat West Virreer-high 38 points and ginia 63-52 on Monday night. Kansas State shot 56 percent After consecutive losses to from the field Monday night Georgetown at home and en route to a stunning 84-68 Louisville on the road, Syravictory over Kansas, which cuse (21-6, 8-6 Big East) steadmoved to No. 1 just hours ied things with four games earlier. left in the regular season. Pullen, a 6-foot senior "This game was big for us. who ranks in the top five in This was our season," said 17 career categories for Jardine, who finished with Kansas State, had 23 points nine points, six assists, five in a take-charge first half rebounds and five of the Orthat propelled the Wildcats ange's 13 steals. "We put our(17-9, 5-6 Big 12) to a nineselves into this hole and we point halftime lead. have to dig ourselves out." Hundreds of fans stormed Syracuse hadn't lost four the court when the buzzer in a row at home since 1962sounded on Kansas State’s 63, four years before coach third victory in its last 45 Jim Boeheim enrolled, and games against an archrival has won 12 of the last 13 in that has dominated the Wild- the series with the Mouncats for decades. taineers (16-9, 7-6), who The Jayhawks (24-2, 9-2) dropped out of the Top 25 replaced Ohio State atop the earlier Monday. Associated Press poll, a posiThe Syracuse defense, tion they held for 15 weeks held West Virginia to one last season. field goal — Casey Mitchell's Kansas beat Kansas State seventh 3-pointer, a career 90-66 on Jan. 29, but this high — over the final 8 mintime the Wildcats, led by an utes. indomitable Pullen, took conNCCU 77, Coppin State 75. trol from the start. DURHAM — Nick ChasNo. 17 Syracuse 63, West ten scored on a layup with Virginia 52 eight-tenths of a second left, SYRACUSE, N.Y. — lifting North Carolina CenScoop Jardine figured Syratral to a 77-75 victory over cuse's season was on the line Coppin State. Associated Press

BOBCATS FROM 1B “Everything we do is obviously going to be compared to what we’ve done the last two seasons,” guard Derek Fisher said. “But this is an entirely different team. Half of our roster is new, so there are still things we’re learning about ourselves.” So are the Bobcats, who completed a bizarre eightday stretch in which they also beat Eastern Conference heavyweights Boston and Atlanta and lost to unheralded Indiana and New Jersey as they try to secure the final playoff spot in the East. But the Bobcats always seem to beat the Lakers. “I think even though they’re bigger than us, we’re quicker and more athletic than them,” Wallace said. “We get up and run up and

down the floor. We’re able to control their bigs and control Kobe for the most parts of the game. I think that’s what helps us out a lot in this matchup.” This one wasn’t even close — and got ugly in the fourth quarter. Jackson had used all but one of his full timeouts before Wallace’s 3-pointer at the third-quarter buzzer put Charlotte ahead 78-60. Bryant then picked up two quick fouls, giving him five and helping the Bobcats reach the penalty with 10:51 left. It appeared Jackson tried to teach his starters a lesson, keeping them in the game until midway through the period as Charlotte’s lead ballooned with reserves Henderson and Nazr Mohammed (16 points) leading the charge. “Pretty upset about what happened out there,” said Pau Gasol, who had 17 points




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The NBA roundup ... NEWARK, N.J. — The annual rodeo road trip is turning into a laugher for the San Antonio Spurs, and leaving no doubt who's the NBA's best team heading into the All-Star break. Manu Ginobili scored 10 of his 22 points in a gamebreaking, second-half run and the Spurs put in another dominant performance with a 102-85 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Monday night. The victory in the penultimate game of the ninegame road trip (6-2) was the second straight rout for the Spurs and gave them nine wins in 11 games and 17 in 20. Blazers 95, Timberwolves 81 MINNEAPOLIS — Making his first All-Star team has put a big ol' target on Kevin Love's back. A motivated LaMarcus Aldridge and the Portland Trail Blazers were hitting it hard all night long. Aldridge had 21 points,

six boards and five assists and the Blazers stifled Love on both ends of the court in a 95-81 victory. Rockets 121, Nuggets 102 HOUSTON — The Houston Rockets misfired early, and seemed on the verge of getting routed by Carmelo Anthony and Denver. When Courtney Lee and the rest of the Rockets' reserves sparked the rally, the Nuggets had no answer. Lee scored 22 points and Aaron Brooks added 18 off the bench and Houston shook off the sluggish start to shoot well from 3-point range in a 121-102 win. Bucks 102, Clippers 78 MILWAUKEE — Carlos Delfino scored 21 of his 26 points in the second half and made a career-high seven 3-pointers to lead the Bucks to a 102-78 victory. Hawks 94, Pistons 79 AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Detroit hit its first six 3pointers while building a 15-point second-quarter lead, but the Hawks were back in front by halftime and went on to win 94-79.



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The first day of spring training will seem a little strange for the Atlanta Braves. Bobby Cox won't be there ahead of everyone else, eager to get started on a new season. "We're used to seeing him there at 7:30 in the morning with his spikes on," pitcher Tim Hudson said. "I know we're all going to miss that. But we'll see him around a lot. He's a baseball man, and he's an Atlanta Brave through and through. He'll always be a part of this club." He's just not the manager anymore. When pitchers and catchers take the field Tuesday in Kissimmee, Fla., it will be the first time since 1990 that someone other than Cox is running things. He retired after last season and quickly handed off the job to his former third-base coach, Fredi Gonzalez, who knows he's got some big spikes to fill. "There's going to be some hurdles. There's going to be some stuff that you go through," the new manager said. "That's all part of it. But I feel comfortable that this organization has always put winners on the field. I feel comfortable that's going to continue." Indeed, the transition from Cox to Gonzalez was about as smooth as one of these moves can be. Cox announced he was retiring more than a year ahead of time, giving everyone plenty of time to get used to the idea. Gonzalez was fired as Florida's manager last June, freeing him up to take over the Atlanta job.

Saunders was at the center of an NCAA inquiry at South Carolina for potential contact with agents and for several football players staying at a local hotel at discounted rates. Saunders was suspended in late August and permanently dismissed a few weeks later without playing a game.


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Free Dog to good home. Yellow Lab mix, female, spayed, rabies shot, very sweet and loving dog. Can't keep. 704-7546122.

Blonde Yorkie AKC Toy & tea cup size. Ready for Easter. Call Rhonda 704224-9692. Check the site for pricing and availability. BORDER COLLIE PUPPIES FOR SALE

Got puppies or kittens for sale?

Dogs Pit/lab mix, free. 3 months old Please Call 704-637-1201 Puppies, free. 1 male & 4 females. Will be ready Feb. 28, 2011. 704-4338733 for more info

Sweet Pomeranian Puppies!

Free female German Shepherd mix loves to play, needs room to run to a good home only. 704-603-8562 Free puppies, 4 females, 1male, mixed Beagle and Lab. Call Michelle 704224-6712 Free Yorksire Terrier. UTD on shots! Very loving! Would make someone a great lap dog. Housebroken! 704-856-3314.

Puppies, Pug Zu. 1 male, 4 females. All look like Pugs. Some long-haired. 6 weeks on 2/11. 1st shots & wormed. Parents on-site. Mother is full-blooded Pug. Father is full-blooded Imperial Shih Tzu. $250. 704-209-3758

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

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

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

Beautiful Puppies!

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

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

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

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

MawMaws Kozy Kitchen


One Year Anniversary

BUY ONE Seafood or Short Order Plate FOR $5.99 OR MORE FEBRUARY plus 2 drinks and GET THE SECOND SPECIALS Seafood or Short Order of equal 4-8PM ONLY or lesser value FOR 50% OFF


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


Fax: 704-630-0157

Happy birthday Howard Doby, Jr. Hope you have a great day! Love, Patty

Happy Belated Birthday to my special niece, Bre! I love you! Aunt Pig

FOR FREE BIRTHDAY GREETINGS Please Fax, hand deliver or fill out form online Fax: 704-630-0157


MawMaw wants to thank all her customers for your continued support!


Birthday? ... 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.

We want to be your flower shop!

Happy Birthday Melanie! Your Friends, Gareth Sr. and Odessa Overcash Happy Birthday Rev. Thomas L. May God bless you with many more. Your Southern City Meal Site Friends


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Happy Belated Birthday to my cousin, Bre! Love ya, Chastity Happy Birthday to our Nanny, Sallie M.! We Love you! Are you really 65? Roger & Dorothy Malone

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6B • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2011 Want to Buy Merchandise

Misc For Sale Shoes. New Easy Spirit shoes, 7½M. Reg $4995. Sell for $20. New Madeline shoes, 7½M. 95 Reg. $49 . Sell fo $20. Call 704-636-5468 Sink, stainless steel, with Delta faucet & sprayer. 22” x 33”. Good condition $55. 704-798-1213

Homes for Sale Fulton Heights

Timber wanted - Pine or hardwood. 5 acres or more select or clear cut. Shaver Wood Products, Inc. Call 704-278-9291. Watches – and scrap gold jewelry. 704-636-9277 or cell 704-239-9298

Homes for Sale


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

Television, 13” Apex portable. $100. 6 chair outside table. $300. Please call 704-603-4416

The Brewers' Brew That Overflowed by De An Simmons is an autobiographical memoir of music, tragedy & qualms. Many say it would make a good film on bipolar disorder. Available at The Literary Bookpost, 110 S. Main St., Salisbury, & other online retailers.

Music Sales & Service

Make music! Getzen 300 Series Trumpet - used one semester, comes with soft Getzen case. Trumpet in excellent condition. $499 336-577-9536 TYNER'S PIANO TUNING Tuning Repairing Regulating Humidity Control 15 years' experience. 704-467-1086

Free Stuff

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

Lost & Found Found dog, medium size. West Rowan area. Please call 980-234-0206 to identify. Found dog. 1 year old Beagle near 800 Point Rd., Mocksville. Fri. afternoon., Feb. 11. Adorable. Almost house trained. Please call 336-998-3521 to identify.

Television, DVD & Video TV - Mitsubishi 55" black TV, $490, console Children's dresser $50. Call 704 213-9811

Found Dog. Small, possibly Australian Shepherd/Blue Heeler mix, has collar no tag, female, black & tan, side of Old 80 in Granite Quarry, Feb. 10. 704-223-1507 Lost Cat. Female, black with white markings, overweight, has notched ear, vicinity City Park and Maxwell St. Answers to "Roxy". Please call 704633-0325

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

Lost dog. Australian Shepherd mix, female. Black & grey marble look. Rd. area. Barringer Answers to “Harmony” Call 980-234-1736 or 704-232-4007

BUYER BEWARE The Salisbury Post Classified Advertising staff monitors all ad submissions for honesty and integrity. However, some fraudulent ads are not detectable. Please protect yourself by checking the validity of any offer before you invest money in a business opportunity, job offer or purchase.

E. Spencer

Bring All Offers

3 BR, 2 BA, newer kitchen, large dining room, split bedrooms, nice porches, huge detached garage, concrete drives. R51548 $84,900. Monica Poole 704-245-4628 B&R Realty

Bank Foreclosures & Distress Sales. These homes need work! For a FREE list: East Salis. 4BR, 2½BA. Lease option purchase. Interest rates are low. Good time to build. 704-638-0108

Alexander Place

China Grove, 2 new homes under construction ... buy now and pick your own colors. Priced at only $114,900 and comes with a stove and dishwasher. B&R Realty 704-633-2394

Homes for Sale

Genesis Realty 704-933-5000 Foreclosure Experts

Move-In Condition!


Homes for Sale

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

Great Location 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

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

Motivated Seller!

New Listing

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:

New Listing

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

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 Rockwell

Gold Hill area. 3BR, 1BA. 1,123 sq. ft. living area. Hardwood floors, partial basement, storage building. Large lot. 2.03 acres. East Rowan/Rockwell schools. Asking $79,500. 704-2795674 or 704-637-1202

Move in Ready!

East Rowan

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

Mechanics DREAM Home, 28x32 shop with lift & air compressor, storage space & ½ bath. All living space been completely has refurbished. Property has space that could be used as a home office or dining room, deck on rear, 3 BR, 1 BA. R51824A $164,500 B&R Realty, Monica Poole 704-245-4628

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

Motivated Seller

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

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

To save money, Tom decided to sell his truck by just putting a sign in the window. FOR SALE

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

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

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

15 minutes N. of Salisbury. 2001 model singlewide 3 BR/2 bath on large treed lot in quiet area. $850 start-up, $475/mo includes lot rent, home payment, taxes, insurance. RENT or RENT-TO-OWN. 704210-8176. Call after 1pm American Homes of Rockwell Oldest Dealer in Rowan County. Best prices anywhere. 704-279-7997 Salisbury Area 3 or 4 bedroom, 2 baths, $500 down under $700 per month. 704-225-8850

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Convenient Location

AAA+ Apartments $425-$950/mo. Chambers Realty 704-637-1020 Airport Rd. Duplex. 2BR, 2BA. $575/mo. 2BR, 1BA $550/mo., lease + dep., water furnished. No pets. Call 704-637-0370 Airport Rd., 1BR with stove, refrig., garbage pickup & water incl. Month-month lease. No pets. $400/mo+$300 deposit. Furnished $425/mo. 704-279-3808

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

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

Rowan Realty, Professional, Accountable, Personable . 704-633-1071 William R. Kennedy Realty 428 E. Fisher Street 704-638-0673

Homes for Sale Salisbury

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



2345 Statesville Blvd. Near Salisbury Mall

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

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

Colonial Village Apts. “A Good Place to Live” 1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms Affordable & Spacious Water Included 704-636-8385 Duplexes & Apts, Rockwell$500-$600. TWO Bedrooms Marie Leonard-Hartsell Wallace Realty 704-239-3096

Wanted: Real Estate

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

Bringle Ferry Rd. 2 tracts. Will sell land or custom build. A50140A. B&R Realty, Monica 704-245-4628

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

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

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

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

Land for Sale

W. Rowan 1.19 acs. Old Stony Knob Rd. Possible owner financing. Reduced $19,900. 704-640-3222


Over 2 Acres

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

West Side Manor Robert Cobb Rentals

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

W. Rowan Salisbury

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

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

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

New Home

It Pays You More Money!

Manufactured Home Sales

Real Estate Commercial

Awesome Location

A good ad doesn’t cost you more money...

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

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

Beautiful, Renovated Home


Joe washed it, ran a good ad in the newspaper, and sold it for $2,000.

Western Rowan County


Joe watched the truck, and finally bought it for only $1,000.

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

Real Estate Services


Tom waited. Tom lowered the price. Tom waited some more. Tom lowered the price again.

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



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

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

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



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

Southwestern Rowan Co.



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

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

A Country Paradise Salisbury

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


Very Motivated Sellers


A Must See

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

Lots for Sale


Unique Property


East Rowan

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 see. R51757. must $249,900. B&R Realty, 704-202-6041

Homes for Sale

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

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



Gorgeous farm in West Rowan for sale. Mostly open 10 to 179 acre tracts, prices starting at $9,000 per acre. Call Gina Compton, ERA Knight Realty, 704-4002632 for information.


Lovely Duplex Rowan Hospital area. 2BR, 1BA. Heat, air, water, appl. incl. $675. 704-633-3997 Moreland Pk area. 2BR all appliances furnished. $495-$595/mo. Deposit negotiable. Section 8 welcome. 336-247-2593

1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Available Now! Ro-Well Apartments, Rockwell. Central heat/air, laundry facility on site, nice area. Equal Housing Opportunity Rental Assistance when available; handicapped equipped when available. 704-279-6330, TDD users 828-645-7196.

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

Condos and Townhomes

Condos and Townhomes

Lots for Sale

All Lots Reduced

Classifieds & 131 West Innes Street, Salisbury


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

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.

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.

Colony Garden Apartments 2BR and 1-1/2 BA Town Homes $575/mo. College Students Welcome! Near Salisbury VA Hospital 704-762-0795

SALISBURY POST Houses for Rent

Apartments Old Concord Rd., 2BR, 1BA. Refrigerator & stove No pets. $425/mo. + $400/dep. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 Rolling Hills Townhomes 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms Salisbury's Finest! 315 Ashbrook Rd 704-637-6207 Call for Spring Specials!

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

Salisbury – 2 BR duplex in excellent cond., w/ appl. $560/mo. + dep. Ryburn Rentals 704-637-0601 Salisbury City 2BR / 1BA, excellent location, water included. $435/mo + dep. 704-640-5750 Salisbury One bedroom upstairs, furnished, deposit & references required. 704-932-5631 Salisbury. 1-2BR apt with all appliances. Central heat & air. $450/mo. + dep. 704603-4199 Lv. msg. Salisbury. 1BR. Fully furnished apt. Utilities included. No pets. $550/mo. Deposit & ref. 704-855-2100 Efficiency. Salisbury. Walk-in closet. Level access. Utilities paid. Please call 704-638-0108 Salisbury. Free Rent, Free Water, New All Elec. Heat/air, on bus route. $495. 704-239-0691 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

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

Office and Commercial Rental

Salisbury, Kent Executive Park ofc suites, ground flr. avail. Utilities pd. Conf. rm., internet access, break room, pkg. 704-202-5879 Salisbury. 12,000 sq ft corner building at Jake Alexander and Industrial Blvd. Ideal for retail office space, church, etc. Heat and air. Please call 704279-8377 with inquiries.

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

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

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

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

Salisbury. 3BR, 1BA. Central heat/air, garage & carport. $600/mo. + $400 dep. 704-637-7605 or 704-636-0594

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

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

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

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

Salis. Luxury Townhome on golf course 3BR/2½BA, one small pet allowed. $1,150/mo + dep. 1-800-359-1324 Wiltshire Village Condo for Rent, $700. 2nd floor. Want a 2BR, 2BA in a quiet setting? Call Bryce, Wallace Realty 704-202-1319

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

Attn. Landlords Apple House Realty has a 10 year / 95+% occupancy rate on prop's we've managed. 704-633-5067 China Grove, off Main St. 2BR, 1BA. Energy efficient. Free trash. $600/mo. + deposit. 704-202-0307

Bostian Heights. 2BR. Trash, lawn, & water service. No pets. $450/mo + deposit. 704-857-4843 LM Carson H.S. Area–2 BR, 1 BA. $400/mo. 3 BR, 2 BA, $485/mo. + dep. NO PETS! 704-239-2833

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. Nice 2BR/1BA, double carport, basement. 1018 Church St. 704-2133963 or 704-279-2679 Fulton St. 3 BR, 1 ½ BA. Refrigerator, stove furnished. Rent $725, Dep., $700. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 Granite Quarry, 309 Aspen Ave., 3 BR, 2 BA, $750/mo. + $750 deposit. 704-855-5353 Houses: 3BRs, 1BA. Apartments: 2 & 3 BR's, 1BA Deposit required. Faith Realty 704-630-9650 Kannapolis, 6420 Roanoke Dr., 3 BR, 2 BA $850 mo. Concord, 94 Suncrest Terrace, 3 BR, 2 BA $725 mo. KREA 704-933-2231 Landis 2BR / 1BA. Good school district. Lease option or owner financing. 704-202-2696 N. Church St. 2BR/1BA home. Stove & refrigerator, fireplace. All electric. $450/mo. 704-633-6035 Rockwell 1BR/1BA, appls, elec H/A, large storage bldg., $500/mo + dep. 704279-6850 or 704-798-3035 Rockwell 2BR/1BA, appls, central H/A, large storage bldg., $575/mo + dep. 704279-6850 or 704-798-3035 Rowan County. 2BR, 1BA. Kitchen, living room, sunroom, utility room. $600/ mo. + $600 dep. 704-9387218 or 704-785-1239 Sali. 4 BR, 1½ BA $800 all elec., brick, E. Spen. Apt. 2 BR, 1 BA, $425. Carolina-Piedmont Properties 704-248-2520 Salisbury 2BR. $525 and up. GOODMAN RENTALS 704-633-4802

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

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


East Area. 2BR/2BA, on 3 acre private lot, carport, appls, $600/mo. + dep. No pets. 704-202-4668

Faith area. 2BR, 1BA. A/C, appliances, water/ sewer, quiet. No pets. $375-$450/mo. + deposit. 704-279-2939 Faith. 2BR, 1BA. Water, trash, lawn maint. incl. No pets. Ref. $425. 704-2794282 or 704-202-3876 Granite Quarry. Super nice. No smoking. No pets. Roommate friendly. Call for info. 704-279-2948

1st Month Free Rent!

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

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 Faith Rd. Approx. 1,000 sq ft. $625/mo. + dep. Water, sewer, garbage pick up incl'd. 704-633-9556 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


Prime Location, 1800+ sq.ft. (will consider subdividing) 5 private offices, built in reception desk. Large open space with dividers, 2 bathrooms and breakroom. Ample parking 464 Jake Alexander Blvd. 704-223-2803

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

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

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

Chevrolet 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. $10,079. 1-800-542-9758

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

Chevrolet Malibu, 2004. 6 cylinder. 3.5 engine. 124,000 miles. Tan. Great condition. Clear title. Power windows, locks. Good tires. AM/ FM/CD. $4,900. Please call 704-245-8843

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

Rooms for Rent


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

West 13th St., in well established, nice neighborhood, totally furnished, internet, microwave, range, refrigerator, washer & dryer, all utitilies included. Single person only. No pets. $110/wk. + small deposit. 336-927-1738

Dodge Charger SXT, 2006. Silver steel metallic clearcoat exterior with dark/light slate gray interior. Stock #F11177A. $14,679.1-800-542-9758

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

Financing Available!





Weekly Special Only $17,995

Cadillac Deville 1998. All leather. All power. Gold exterior with tan Very clean. interior. 95,000 miles. $3,850. Please call 704-278-1545 Toyota Corolla, 2004 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

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

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, 2005. Bright Silver Metallic exterior with black cloth interior. 6-speed, hard top, 29K miles. Won't Last! Call Steve today! 704-603-4255 Kia Spectra EX Sedan, 2009. Champagne gold exterior w/beige interior. Stock #P7568. $7,677. 1-800-542-9758

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

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

Lincoln LS, 2002. Loaded. 88,000 miles. Leather. Great gas mileage! Very clean! $6,495. Please call 704-637-7327

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

Ford Mustang GT PreCoupe, 2008. mium Performance White clearcoat w/Light Graphite interior. Stock #T11263A. $26,079. 1-800-542-9758.

Toyota Prius Touring, 2007. Driftwood Pearl w/ Bisque interior. Stock #P7594A $15,379. 1-800-542-9758

We Do Taxes!!

Toyota Venza, 2010. Aloe green metallic exterior with ivory interior. Stock #F11127A. $26,577. Call Now 1-800-542-9758.

Toyota Yaris Base Sedan, 2010. Black sand pearl w/dark charcoal interior. Stock # P7607. $10,777. 1-800-542-9758

Collector Cars

Over 150 vehicles in Stock!

Pontiac Grand Prix, 1989. V6 straight drive 5 Needs paint speed. Gr. Eff. upholstery Fiberglass. $500. Call 704-637-3314

Mazda RX8, 2005 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Ford Mustang GT, 2006. Satin Silver Metallic / Light Graphite cloth interior. 4.6 V8 5-speed trans. SHAKER SOUND SYSTEM, all pwr, aftermarket rims. EXTRA CLEAN MUSCLE MACHINE !!! Call Steve at 704-603-4255 Mercedes S320, 1999 Black on Grey leather interior, 3.2, V6, auto trans, LOADED, all power ops, low miles, SUNROOF, chrome rims good tires, extra clean MUST SEE! 704-6034255 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

Honda Civic Si, 2009. Alabaster Silver Metallic w/ interior. Stock Black #T10720A. $18,879. 1-800-542-9758

Hyundai 2004 Tiburon GT. Black w/black leather int., power windows & locks, power & heated mirrors, alloy wheels, A/C, 6 cylinder, front wheel drive, spoiler. 80K miles, $8,995. 704-4252913 or 704-856-8129.

Nissan 2006 Maxima SL. Pristine, 4 door, Gray w/black leather seats, 6 sylinder, sunroof, power locks, keyless entry, A/C, heated power mirrors, antitheft system. 52K mi., $13,495. 704-425-2913 or 704-856-8129

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

Volkswagen 2007 Jetta GLl. Black w/gray int., 4 cylinder turbo, front wheel drive, anti-lock brakes, keyless, alloy wheels, spoiler. 56,325 mi., $13,995. 704-4252913 or 704-856-8129

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

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

Ford Focus SES Sedan, 2006. Liquid gray clearcoat metallic exterior w/dark flint interior. Stock #F10444A. $6,477 1-800-542-9758

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


Recreational Vehicles 2010 EZ-GO GOLF CART

Pink. Extra large Chrome wheels. Seats 4 people. Very nice. $4,200. 336798-1185

Rentals & Leasing

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

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

We want your vehicle! 1999 to 2011 under 150,000 miles. Please call 704-216-2663. ELLIS AUTO AUCTION 10 miles N. of Salisbury, Hwy 601, Sale Every Wednesday night 5:30 pm.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, 2008. Silver w/ Dark Slate Gray. Stock #T11223A. $19,679. 1-800-542-9758

Rentals & Leasing


Pontiac G6 GTP Coupe, 2006. Electric blue metallix w/ebony/morocco interior. Stock #F11147A. $8,577 1-800-542-9758.

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

Utility trailer, 12x4, $600 obo. 704-738-4073 or 704-738-4260


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

Collector Cars

Open Sundays 12pm-5pm Autos

Woodleaf DW, 285 Quarry Rd. 3BR, 2BA. Large private lot. Storage building. $650/month + deposit. 704-754-2108

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


Over 150 vehicles in Stock!

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

Office and Commercial Rental

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

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

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

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

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


Manufactured Home for Rent

Salisbury. 3BR/2BA with 2 car garage. No pets. No smoking in the house. 5 miles from 85, rental references required. $750 per month, deposit & 1st month's rent. Call 704858-0014 or 704-433-7530

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


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

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



Transportation Dealerships

Service & Parts

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

Thunder Star Mirror Chrome Wheel off 2010 Ultra Chassie Harley Davidson. 180-65 B 16 Harley Davidson Dunlop Tire D 407, 9/32 tread on tire. $700 obo. 704-2784953 or 704-640-7411

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

Suzuki Forenza Base Sedan, 2006. Cobalt blue metallic w/gray interior. Stock #F11114A. $8,879 1-800-542-9758.

Toyota Avalon XLS Sedan, 2002. Woodland Pearl w/Ivory interior. Stock #T11232A. $12,779. 1-800-542-9758

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

We Do Taxes!! Over 150 vehicles in Stock! Transportation Financing

Transportation Financing

Office Space

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

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

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

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

Call Steve today! 704-603-4255


Carport and Garages Auctions 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

Cleaning Services

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


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

Cleaning Services

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

Financial 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.

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 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

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

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

Carport and Garages

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

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

Transportation Dealerships






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

Child Care and Nursery Schools

Drywall Services

Rockwell After School Child Care. Meals & help with homework. Call and leave msg. 704-239-2445


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

New Homes Additions & Repairs Small Commercial Ceiling Texture Removal

704-279-2600 Since 1955


See stars

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

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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

Heating and Air Conditioning

Home Improvement

Home Improvement

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

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

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

3Mowing 3Yard Cleanup 3Trimming Bushes

704-636-3415 704-640-3842

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

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

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

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

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

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

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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

Household sewing machines, new and older models and parts.

704-797-6840 704-797-6839

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

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

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

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

Basinger Sewing Machine Repair

Roofing and Guttering

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

Painting and Decorating

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

Home Improvement

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

3Landscaping 3Mulching 3Core Aeration 3Fertilizing

FREE Estimates

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

B & L Home Improvement

Earl's Lawn Care

Miscellaneous Services

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

• Home Improvement

Manufactured Home Services

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

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

Junk Removal

Miscellaneous Services

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

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

CASH PAID for junk cars. $260 & up. Please call Tim at 980234-6649 for more info. WILL BUY OLD CARS Complete with keys and title or proof of ownership, $250 and up. (Salisbury area) RC's 704-267-4163

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

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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

~ 704-633-5033 ~

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

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

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

Stoner Painting Contractor

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

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

Johnny Yarborough, Tree Expert trimming, topping, & removal of stumps by machine. Wood splitting, lots cleared. 10% off to senior citizens. 704-857-1731

Pools and Supplies

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

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

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

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

TEAM CHEVROLET, CADILLAC, BUICK, GMC. 704-216-8000 Tim Marburger Dodge 287 Concord Pkwy N. Concord, NC 28027 704-792-9700 Tim Marburger Honda 1309 N First St. (Hwy 52) Albemarle NC 704-983-4107 Troutman Motor Co. Highway 29 South, Concord, NC 704-782-3105

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

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Dodge Dakota SLT Extended Cab, 2006. Black clearcoat with Medium Slate Gray interior. Stock #F10549A. $16,379. 1-800-542-9758 BMW X5, 2001. Alpine White / Tan leather interior 3.0 v6 tiptronic trans. AWD, AM/FM/CD. Sunroof. Alloy rims, all pwr options. WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR!!!! Call Steve at 704-603-4255

Dodge Grand Caravan SXT, 2005. Midnight Blue Pearlcoat w/ Medium Slate Gray interior. Stock# T10719B. $10,879. 1-800-542-9758

Eddie Bauer Ford Expedition, 2006. Oxford white/ tan cloth interior. 5.4 V8 auto trans, all power ops, AM/FM/CD changer, Sunroof, alloy rims. Lighted running boards, 3rd seat. LIKE NEW !!!! 704-603-4255

Ford Edge SEL, 2007. Crème Brulee clearcoat exterior with charcoal interior. Stoc #P7612. $24,879 1-800-542-9758

Ford Escape Limited, 2010. Ingot Silver metallic exterior with charcoal black interior. Stock #P7592. $21,079. 1-800-542-9758

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

Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT, 2005. Dark Blue Pearl Clearcoat w/ Medium/Dark Flint interior. Stock #F11212A. $12,479. 1-800-542-9758

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

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

Ford Mustang FT Premium Coupe, 2008. Dark Candy Apply Red w/dark charcoal interior. Stock #P7616. $22,779. 1-800-542-9758

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

Buick Rendezvous, 2005 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Dodge Ram 1500 SLT, 2009. Austin Tan Pearlcoat w/Light Pebble Beige/Bark Brown interior. Stock #F10535A. $25,979. 1-800-542-9758.

Ford Expedition Limited, 2007. Black clearcoat w/ Charcoal Black/Caramel interior. Stock #F11192A. $24,979. 1-800-542-9758

Ford F-150 Extended Cab, 1998. Oxford White clearcoat w/medium graphite interior. Stock #F10294B. $7,579. 1800-542-9758

Hyundai Sante Fe GLS, 2007. Platnium Sage / Tan cloth interior. All pwr, AM/FM/CD, alloy rims. Like new tires, NONSMOKER, extra clean MUST SEE!!!!! 704-603-4255

Hyundai Sante Fe GLS, 2007. Platinum Sage / Tan cloth interior. All pwr, AM/FM/CD, alloy rims. Like new tires, NONSMOKER, extra clean MUST SEE!!!!! 704-603-4255

GMC Yukon Denali XL 1500, 2008. Stealth Gray Metallic w/Ebony interior. Stock #P7579. $37,477. 1-800-542-9758

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

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

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

Kia Sportage LX V6 SUV, 2005. Royal jade green w/black interior. Stock # T10532A. $11,879. 1-800-542-9758

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

Ford F-250 Super Duty XL, 2008. Oxford White clearcoat w/Camel interior. Stock #F11015A. $20,479. 1-800-542-9758

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NOTICE TO PUBLIC Rowan County is committed to fair housing opportunities for all of the County's residents. The County has adopted a Resolution in support of Fair Housing which finds the denial of equal housing opportunities because of religion, race, color, sex, national origin, familial or handicap status legally wrong and socially unjust. The County has established a complaint procedure by which to receive and document complaints regarding housing discrimination in Rowan County. Such complaints will be referred to the North Carolina Human Relations Council for investigation, conciliation and resolution. If you have a discrimination complaint, please call the Rowan County Planning Department, (704) 216-8180 weekdays, between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. 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.

No. 61075 COMPLAINT PROCEDURE In accordance with Section .1002 of the North Carolina CDBG Regulations, Rowan County has approved the following procedures to process citizen complaints: Citizens may make comments at any point in the program including planning, implementation and close out. Rowan County will respond in writing to written citizen comments. Citizen comments should be mailed to: County Manager, 130 West Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 The County will respond to all written citizen comments within ten (10) calendar days of receipt of the comments. If the citizen is dissatisfied with the local response, they may write to the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Division of Community Assistance, 4313 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4313. The Division of Community Assistance will respond only to written comments within ten (10) calendar days of the receipt of the comments. Hearing impaired persons desiring additional information or having questions regarding this subject should call the North Carolina Relay Number for the Deaf (1 800 735 8262). No. 61045 NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION 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:

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

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.

Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential With Less Than 15 Rental Units:

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.

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 Any person who of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. 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.

No. 61069

Address of property: 12505 Mooresville Road, Mount Ulla, NC 28125 Tax Parcel ID: 205 043 Present Record Owners: Rachel Edie Rushlow

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.

This matter is currently scheduled for hearing with the Rowan County Clerk of Superior Court on April 25, 2011 at 11:00 AM.

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

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.


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.

By: Richard J. Kania, Kania and Kania, P.A., Attorney for Petitioner 600-A Centrepark Drive, Asheville, North Carolina 2805 (828) 252-8010


No. 61039

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.

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.

No. 61041

Hearing impaired persons desiring additional information or having questions regarding this subject should call the North Carolina Relay Number for the Deaf (1 800 735 8262).

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.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, ROWAN COUNTY - 10 SP 1121 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Dennis Davidson Sr, and wife, Jennifer Davidson; and Dennis Davidson Jr aka Dennis E Davidson Jr to TRSTE, -Inc., Trustee(s), which was dated October 9, 2001 and recorded on October 9, 2001 in Book 0920 at Page 0585, Rowan County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on February 24, 2011 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rowan County, North Carolina, to wit: BEGINNING AT AN IRON PIPE IN THE NORTHWEST SIDE OF SOUTH CHURCH STREET ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE CURB, SAID IRON PIPE BEING 96.6 FEET SOUTH 45 DEGREES 32 MINUTES WEST FROM THE BACK EDGE OF THE CONCRETE SIDEWALK ON MCCUBBINS STREET; THENCE WITH THE WEST MARGIN OF SOUTH CHURCH STREET AND THE BACK SIDE OF THE CURB, SOUTH 45 DEGREES 32 MINUTES WEST 45 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE, J.L. HERRINGTON'S CORNER; THENCE WITH THE HERRINGTON'S LINE, NORTH 39 DEGREES WEST 96.5 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE NORTH 45 DEGREES 21 MINUTES EAST 40 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 41 DEGREES 58 MINUTES EAST 95 FEET TO THE POINT AND PLACE OF BEGINNING . Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 808 South Church Street, Salisbury, NC 28144. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS WHERE IS." There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Dennis E. Davidson, Sr. and wife, Jennifer A. Davidson and Dennis Davidson, Jr.. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, Substitute Trustee By: Attorney, Brock & Scott, PLLC Attorneys for Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200, Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988, FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 10-26029-FC01

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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. 61068 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY – 10-SP-1167 - 6023 UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by James David Loftin a/k/a James D. Loftin and Jodi L Loftin, dated January 13, 2005 and recorded on March 17, 2005, in Book No. 1031, at Page 802 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 23, 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: 2445 N US Hwy 29, Salisbury, NC 28144 Tax Parcel ID: 048 016 Present Record Owners: James David Loftin a/k/a James D. Loftin and Jodi L Loftin 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 31, 2011 David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee, By: 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

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Uncommon form of shingles needs time Dear Dr. Gott: I’ve been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome. I’ve been treated with prednisone and antiviral drugs. I ask every doctor I’ve seen, “What can I do to be proactive?” The answer is always, “Nothing, only time.” I understand that, but what can I do to hasten healing? Massage, physical therDR. PETER apy, acupuncture, anyGOTT thing? Each doctor says I can do whatever I want but nothing is going to help. Isn’t there anything I can do? Dear Reader: Ramsay Hunt syndrome occurs when the facial nerve to one of the ears becomes infected by the shingles/chickenpox virus. The primary symptoms are a painful red rash with blisters in, on and around one ear associated with facial weakness or paralysis on the same side. For some, the rash or the weakness may occur before the other, and rarely for some, a rash will never present. Other symptoms may include hearing loss, change in or loss of taste, tinnitus, vertigo, ear pain and difficulty closing one eye. Complications can include eye damage owing to improper eye closure because of facial paralysis or weakness; permanent hearing loss and facial weakness; and postherpetic neuralgia (pain caused by damaged nerves). Treatment includes antiviral drugs, steroids and pain re-

lievers. If vertigo is a problem, anti-anxiety drugs may be beneficial. Home remedies include over-the-counter pain relievers and cool, wet compresses. If closing the eye is difficult, try using moisturizing eyedrops and taping the eyelid shut at night to prevent drying and damage. Unfortunately, I am not aware of any effective alternative treatments that will speed healing. The virus has to run its course. Even with antiviral medication, some damage will be done, and only time will tell whether it’s permanent. I suggest you try whatever alternatives you like, and keep a journal of the symptoms before treatment, what type of treatment you had and how your symptoms were affected, if at all, after treatment. If you have positive results from something, stick to it. Let me know of your results, and I will print a future article to inform my readers. To provide related information, I am sending you copies of my Health Reports “Dr. Gott’s Compelling Home Remedies” and “More Compelling Home Remedies.” Other readers who would like copies should send a self-addressed stamped No. 10 envelope and a $2 check or money order for each report to Newsletter, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092-0167. Be sure to mention the title(s) or print an order form off my website at Dear Dr. Gott: You recently wrote an article about why petroleum-based products

aren’t supposed to be used in the nose. My doctor told me to use Vaseline to keep my nostrils moist to prevent nosebleeds because I live in a dry climate and am prone. What am I supposed to do? Dear Reader: Since printing that article, I have received several requests for reprints and/or clarification, so here goes. If used in the nostrils over a long period of time, petroleum-based products can cause a type of pneumonia or pneumonitis. As the product warms, it becomes more liquid and particles can drip down the throat and be inhaled into the lungs. These particles can accumulate over time. For some, it carries no symptoms; for others, it may cause a mild fever,

weight loss and lung “crackles.” Symptoms may worsen the longer the product is used. Treatment is to avoid the product and allow the body to slowly remove the substances. There have been some anecdotal reports of long-term corticosteroid use being beneficial, but nothing is concrete. 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

Judge tosses Beckham libel suit against magazine LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Monday dismissed David Beckham’s libel and slander lawsuit against In Touch magazine over a story that claimed he cheated on his wife with a prostitute. Beckham’s attorney, Richard B. Kendall, vowed to appeal the ruling and disprove the celebrity tabloid’s claims about the international soccer star, who is married to a former Spice Girl. U.S. District Judge Manuel Real said in his ruling that Beckham is a public figure and his attorneys hadn’t shown any evidence In Touch published the sto-

ry with malice. He also said that allegations of any infidelity by Beckham would be of interest to the public. Elizabeth McNamara, who represented In Touch’s owner Bauer Publishing Co., said the magazine did everything possible to corroborate details from the prostitute’s on-therecord interview. She told Real that the woman’s account was “entirely consistent with Mr. Beckham’s reputation as a serial philanderer.” The magazine has not retracted the story. Beckham’s camp continued to deny and attack In Touch’s story, and said they had already won a judgment over the report.

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Today’s celebrity birthdays Actress Florence Henderson is 77. Country singer Razzy Bailey is 72. Jazz saxophonist Maceo Parker is 68. TV personality Pat O’Brien is 63. Magician Teller of Penn and Teller is 63. Actor Ken Wahl is 54. Actress Meg Tilly is 51. Singer Dwayne Wiggins of Tony! Toni! Tone! is 50. Actor Enrico Colantoni (“Just Shoot Me”) is 48. Actor Valente Rodriguez (“George Lopez”) is 47. Bassist Ricky Wolking of The Nixons is 45. Bassist Kevin Baldes of Lit is 39.

A pass may inform as much as a bid BY PHILLIP ALDER United Feature Syndicate

Franklin Pierce Adams, a columnist and wit best known for his newspaper column, “The Conning Tower,” and his appearances as a panelist on radio’s “Information Please,” said, “I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.” In bridge, we often learn something that leads to another conclusion — as in this deal. South was in two spades. West led the heart ace and followed with a second heart. East took that trick with his king, cashed the ace-king of clubs, and played a third club to dummy’s queen. How did declarer continue? After East’s opening bid of one heart was passed around to North, he made a takeout double, promising short hearts and length in the other three suits. East rebid two hearts to show his sixth heart and extra values. South was happy to compete with a twospade bid. West was tempted to bid three hearts, but he let the prevailing vulnerability dissuade him. (The curious may like to work out how North-South

can defeat three hearts. It is easy after a club lead, but harder otherwise.) As West had shown up with four points (the heart ace), but passed his partner’s opening bid, East was marked with the diamond queen. South drew two rounds of trumps, cashed dummy’s diamond ace, and played a low diamond toward his hand. When the queen popped up, declarer conceded just five tricks: one spade, two hearts and two clubs. Sometimes a pass can be more informative than a bid.

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