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Voice of NASCAR calls Salisbury home

Too late to halt property tax update? Council hears process is likely too far along to stop BY EMILY FORD

Rowan County’s planned revaluation could mean higher taxes for those who can least afford it, city officials said. In opposition to the 2011 county revaluation, Salisbury City Council voted Tuesday to ask the Rowan County Board of Commissioners to delay the revaluation process because falling values of expensive homes will shift the tax burden to lower- FORD income homeowners. Council’s request may have come too late. The county’s revaluation notices are at the printer, and the Dec. 31 deadline to rescind the process is well past. Now, the only way to defer reval-


Salisbury’s Doug Rice is at home behind the microphones at Performance Racing Network (PRN) at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Born and raised in Rowan, Doug Rice calls races for PRN ONCORD — Doug Rice’s office at the Charlotte Motor Speedway doesn’t have the usual trappings of a broadcast executive in the world of NASCAR. There are no die-cast models of race cars. Instead, he showcases Civil War chess pieces on the top of a corner shelf. Rather than a numbered car fender hanging from the wall, Rice features a MARK framed, original WINEKA poster from Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” album. A life-size cutout of Star Trek’s Dr. Spock stands behind the door going into Rice’s office — homage to his fascination with science-fiction. His football allegiances are


obvious, from the Atlanta Falcons helmet to all the items connected to Appalachian State University, including a framed tribute to the Mountaineers’ historic victory over Michigan in 2007. But there are two NASCARrelated things in Rice’s office worth noting. On one wall is a large photograph of Rice interviewing Dale Earnhardt at the Atlanta speedway. On another wall, Rice has placed his marked ballot from the first class inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Rice says voting for the Hall of Fame members each year is a great honor. As great of a honor, he adds, is co-anchoring Sprint Cup radio broadcasts for Performance Racing Network. Rice, president and general manager of PRN, has been in the booth call-

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Rice is also a fan of science fiction. His office is marked by bits and pieces of memorabilia, including a model of the USS Enterprise.

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The Doug Rice file Age: 55 Positions: President and general manager of Performance Racing Network; co-anchor on PRN radio broadcasts of Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races; host of “Fast Talk,” an interview, call-in NASCAR show airing Monday nights. Education: West Rowan High School (1973); Appalachian State University (1977).

A driver told Salisbury Police he failed to see two men riding their bicycles in the dark Tuesday night along South Main Street moments before his pickup hit one of the cyclists. Shawn Sexton, 23, was reported in stable condition but unresponsive as he was airlifted by helicopter to Wake Forest University Baptist just after 8 p.m. Tuesday. The other cyclist was not hurt. Emergency personnel were first dispatched at 7:24 p.m. to the collision, which happened near the Dollie Circle entrance to a mobile home park, just north of Cedar Springs

Salisbury connection: Current resident. For 11 years, program director, morning show host, evening DJ and play-by-play voice for high school and Catawba College football at WSTP/WRDX in Salisbury. Honors: Co-winner of 2007 National Motorsports Press Association’s Broadcaster of the Year. Winner of several NMPA awards for live-event broadcasts. Family: Wife, Penny; daughter, Amy.


Victims in financial scam get compensation for losses BY SHAVONNE POTTS

Nearly six years after a Rowan County couple duped multiple people out of money through an Internet investment scam, all of the victims have gotten their money back. Sammy and Sheila Biggerstaff were recently ordered to pay more than $56,000 in restitution and court costs stemming from a 2005 scheme in which people gave the couple thousands of dollars to invest. Danny “Sparky” Simmons Jr. of Salisbury was one of the investors. He invested $5,025, all of his savings at the time. In 2005, court documents showed 10 people had given the couple $33,960 as individual investors. Some people gave as much as $12,000.

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The Biggerstaffs told investors their investment in the PIPS program could earn interest at a rate of 2.5 percent per day to be compounded daily. The PIPS scheme went under several names including People in Profit Systems, Private Investment Profit System or Pureinvestor and PIPS Financial Services. “I heard about it through my father. There were all these people I knew who said they had made all this kind of money. If my father trusted it, then I trusted it,” he said. Simmons took about three months before he invested his money. Once he did, he soon found out something wasn’t right. “I contacted Sheila. All of a sudden the website went down about August 2005,” he Today’s forecast 58º/38º Partly cloudy


said. The couple made excuses, saying there was a fire and there were problems with the website. He approached the Biggerstaffs. “They said, ‘You can’t prove anything.’ That’s when I knew then and there it was one big scam,” Simmons said. Investors in the program had no way of withdrawing their money, court documents showed. In 2005, Sheila Biggerstaff told investigators records were set up electronically through her computer and there were no receipts. Doug McCullum of Union County invested one of the largest amounts, $10,000. He spoke to friend Danny Simmons about getting involved.

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made was to his attorney. The case languished in the court system until mid-2010 when Assistant District Attorney Tom King met with the 11 identified victims. “The victims all agreed if we could assist them in getting their principal amount of money back at the time a plea agreement was entered,” King said. King told the victims they had two options, if he tried the case and the couple were convicted the court could order restitution and a payment schedule would’ve been set up through the probation system. The alternative was if the couple accepted a plea, the money would be paid the day the agreement was reached.

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tion. Leonard Savercool was driving his 1999 Chevrolet pickup south on South Main Street when the right front of the truck clipped Sexton’s bicycle. “He never saw them,” Walker said. The truck’s right side mirror hit Sexton’s head, according to reports. Walker said there were no charges against Savercool. Contact Mark Wineka at 704-797-4263.

FROM 1a Road. Sgt. Lee Walker of the Salisbury Police Department said the cyclists were wearing dark clothing and their bicycles had no reflectors as they were traveling south on the right shoulder along the white line. South Main Street (U.S. 29) is five lanes wide in this sec-

REPAID FROM 1a “They didn’t oppose the felony to misdemeanor,” King said. The district attorney’s office dismissed 11 charges of felony obtaining property by false pretense against Sammy Biggerstaff. Sheila Biggerstaff was given unsupervised probation on four counts of misdemeanor larceny and was ordered to pay court cost and $56,715 restitution. The seven charges of felony obtaining property by false pretense were dismissed by the district attorney’s office. “He did exactly what he promised to do and he did it well,” Simmons said of King. King said he was pleased to resolve the case for the

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victims. “I met with all the folks and they seemed to be decent hardworking folks, who, with good intentions, trusted the Biggerstaffs,” King said. He said it was a top priority for the district attorney’s office to recover the victims’ losses. Law enforcement only made him aware of the 11 victims, but King believes there are other victims. “Anytime there’s a scam of this nature, it’s really sad. In this instance, all of the victims seemed to be decent individuals who had worked hard for their money who had been scammed by the Biggerstaffs. I’m delighted we were able to assist them in getting their money back,” King said. John Philpott, a financial advisor with Edward Jones advises people to be cautious. “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is,” he said. He advises people to talk to



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ndoor Biking classes popularity has increased tremendously. The JF Hurley Family YMCA has 23 bikes and still has to turn people away. The biking classes were held on the mezzanine where there is more cardio, the metabolic circuit and the entrance to the indoor track, so needless to say lot of things going on at the same time. Two of my ESTER volunteer instructors, MARSH Joe hall and Sarah Busby came up with an idea. Let’s get a Spin-aThon going to remodel a “catch all” space in the back of the Stanback Gym. A very generous gift from Catherine Hall was received to get the Cycling Studio completely finished and Brett and Sarah Busby generous donation made it possible to get a state-ofthe-art sound and light system installed to finish an excellent new cycling studio. So the Spin-a-thon turned quickly into a four-hour event on Saturday to raise money to acquire more bikes.


healthy,” said Dr. Stanley J. Elliott, vice president of student affairs. “Likewise, we want our faculty and staff to be healthy, too. To that end, we’ve established a ‘Lean and Green’ initiative to complement the holistic college approach implemented at Livingstone five years ago by our president, Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins Sr. “With the holistic college we strive to educate our students beyond the classroom, teaching them about health and wellness, community service, fiscal responsibility and many other things they’ll need to know to be well-rounded,” Elliott said. “To that end we’ve invited Mr. Ford to speak during our Wednesday chapel because of the positive message we are confident he will bring.” Ford, in pursuing a longtime dream, has launched a series of children’s books that are designed to promote healthy, spiritual and non-violent living while guiding young people to become better people.

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‘Martin’ actor speaks at Livingstone College An actor who starred in the “Martin” TV series will speak at Livingstone College today. Thomas Mikal Ford, a native of New York, is best known for his role as “Tommy Strawn” in the “Martin” show. Ford, 48, recently completed his fifth season on TV One’s show “Who’s Got Jokes,” which is hosted by Bill Bellamy. He also stars in a recurring role as the fun-loving father on UPN’s “The Parkers.” A few of Ford’s film credits include “Harlem Nights,” starring Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor, “Mr. Jones,” starring Richard Gere, “Butchers Wife” starring Demi Moore and “Across the Tracks” starring Brad Pitt. Ford is speaking at Livingstone College as part of the higher education institution’s “Lean and Green” initiative, which seeks to change attitudes of students, faculty and staff about health and wellness. “At Livingstone College we don’t want our students to simply graduate. We want them to graduate and also be



An offer of $1,363,000.00 has been submitted for the purchase of certain property owned by the City of Kannapolis located on the south side of NC Highway 801, the west side of White Road and the north side of Lyerly Road. The property is more particularly described as follows: “Approximately 708.1 acres of land which can be identified as a portion of Rowan County Property Identification Number 758 021, recorded in Rowan County Deed Book 781, Page 235 and depicted on an unrecorded exhibit plat survey prepared on February 14, 2006 by Mel Thompson and Associates, PA, with said survey being available for inspection in the office of the City Clerk” Persons wishing to upset the offer that has been received shall submit a sealed bid with their offer to the office of the City Clerk, 246 Oak Avenue, Kannapolis, N.C., by 5:00 p.m., February 28, 2011. At that time the City Clerk shall open the bids, if any, and the highest qualifying bid will become the new offer. If there is more than one bid in the highest amount, the first such bid received will become the new offer. A qualifying higher bid is one that raises the existing offer to an amount not less than $1,431,200.00. A qualifying higher bid must be accompanied by an official bid form, provided by the City, and a deposit in the amount of five percent (5%) of the bid; the deposit may be made in cash, cashier’s check, or certified check. The City will return the deposit on any bid not accepted, and will return the deposit on an offer subject to upset if a qualifying higher bid is received. The City will return the deposit of the final high bidder at closing. The buyer must pay with cash or certified check at closing. The City Council must approve the final high offer before the sale is closed, which it will do within 30 days after the final upset bid period has passed. The City reserves the right to withdraw the property from sale at any time before the final high bid is accepted and the right to reject at any time all bids. Further information may be obtained at the office of the City Clerk, 246 Oak Avenue, Kannapolis, N.C., or by telephone 704-920-4333 during normal business hours. R129764



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East Spencer Police Chief Floyd Baldo arrested a man he saw taking photos of a grass fire Sunday afternoon and charged him with impersonating an officer. Arrested was Donald Ray Simpson, 46. He also had six outstanding warrants for arrest. Baldo went to the 800 block of Washington Street to help the East Spencer Fire Department with a grass fire. Fire Chief Shane Cranfield told Baldo that a man approached the grass fire taking pictures, wearing a U.S. Police hat while identifying himself as a U.S. Marshal. The man was trying to leave when Baldo SIMPSON stopped him. The man, later identified as Simpson, was also wearing a badge on his belt and carrying a handheld police scanner. He told Baldo he was not a police officer. Baldo then asked if he had a concealed weapon underneath his jacket and Simpson said he did. Simpson said he had a concealed weapon permit but he could not produce it. During the search, Baldo found a loaded 9 mm Glock semi-automatic handgun in a holster on Simpson’s belt next to his ficticious badge that read “Concealed Weapon Permit.” Simpson had a pair of handcuffs in the rear waistband of his pants and a badge wallet with blank Salisbury Police Department business cards. Simpson tried to convince Baldo he was a pri-


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A standing-room only crowd applauded Tuesday when City Council approved a request from Rowan Regional Medical Center to build a 14-bed hospice facility on Statesville Boulevard, the first in Rowan County. “We are so close to making this dream a reality, closer than we’ve ever been,” said Edwina Ritchie, director of Hospice Services for Rowan Regional. While the hospital provides in-home hospice care to about 50 patients at any given time, terminally ill people who want to live out their final days in a

residential hospice setting must travel to other counties. “Rowan Regional Medical Center wants desperately to change this,” Richie said. “Our community needs and de-

serves its own hospice house.” Certificate of Need from the The city’s vote to approve state, said Dari Caldwell, presa zoning amendment to allow ident of Rowan Regional. the 15,287-square-foot facility The hospital foundation has was the final hurdle for the See HOSPICE, 7A project, which has received a

KANNAPOLIS — The Kannapolis City Schools Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution Monday requesting the General Assembly to extend sunsetting taxes. “We’re trying to look under every rock that we can to try to find fair monies to use to educate our students,” board chairwoman Millie Hall said. The resolution, originally drafted by Cumberland County Schools, calls for legislators to “extend current sales and taxes HALL and the corporate and personal income surtaxes” that are set to expire on June 30. Hall said the resolution follows suit with several other counties who are trying to ensure sufficient funding for education. “We certainly wanted to be supportive of any means that we can to continue to get funds,” she said. The state is facing a $2.7 million budget shortfall, which could be narrowed by about $1.5 billion with the sunsetting taxes. “It’s obvious we are facing a huge budget deficit and not just ADAMS for education but for the entire state,” school board member Todd Adams said. “I am personally very rarely in favor of raising taxes, but in this instance with the sales tax already in place I think it’s the right thing to do.”


What’s likely to follow Catawba fundraiser? Being hoarse, of course BY SARAH CAMPBELL

Students at Catawba College are hoping to draw a crowd to Goodman Gymnasium today to “cheer for a cure” as the Chiefs take on Lenoir-Rhyne University. The Student Government Association will sell Cheer for a Cure-themed T-shirts during the women and men’s basketball games dubbed “pink games.” Kendrick Mayes, senior class president, said 30 percent of the proceeds will go to benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, a nonprofit organization that raises money for scientific research of womens cancers and assists the undeserved. “We are trying to get the


word out to the Salisbury community to support the team and a great cause in the Kay Yow Cancer Fund,” he said. The shirts cost $15 each or

two for $25. Designed by Senior Class Secretary Zandi Watts, the T-shirts have “Cheer for a Cure” on front and “We Rocked the Gym They Rocked the Rim” across the back. “Since it is Breast Cancer Awareness week at the game, I suggested that we design the shirts to support not only the basketball team, but to support

breast cancer,” she said. “We were going to just give them away, but I thought if we sold the shirts a donation could be made to help WATTS find a cure.” Watts said she had a specific vision in mind when coming up with the slogan for the shirts. “I wanted the design to be simple, straight foward and inyour-face,” she said. Mayes said the SGA hopes to sell all 80 T-shirts in order to donate at least $1,100 to the cancer fund. During the game, the SGA will also be selling raffle tickets

for two for $1 for a chance to win an oil change package valued at $80, donated by Cloninger FordToyota. Mayes said students will also have a chance to win prizes. The loudest fan will receive a free T-shirts and Chic-fil-A sandwiches. “The idea is to get students to come out and cheer sort of like the Cameron Crazies,” Mayes said. The women’s game begins at 6 p.m. with the men’s game starting at 8 p.m. It costs $5 to attend both games. Students, faculty and staff get in free with a their Catawba ID. Contact reporter Sarah Campbell at 704-797-7683.

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Bobby E. Reynolds PINEVILLE — Bobby E. Reynolds, 75, of Pineville, passed lovingly into the arms of the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, surrounded by family and friends. Until his last breath from a week-long bout with pneumonia, Bob's love in life was his wife of 55 years, the former Betty Jean Fisher; their daughters, Bonnie, Belinda and Amy; and five grandchildren. His illness ended a long struggle with Huntington's, an incurable disease that severely affected his body and mind, but never touched his indomitable spirit. Bob was a 1953 graduate of A.L. Brown High School and married his high-school sweetheart Betty in 1956. They were members of Memorial Methodist Church in Kannapolis, and then of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, where they both enjoyed singing in the choir. He attended college at night while working all day in the Cannon Mills machine shop, receiving his Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1960. Bob retired as Lead Engineer from Brown Equipment in Huntersville in 2000. Bob's talents were many. He was a self-taught classical guitarist, and he could repair or build anything. Bob collected many friends throughout his life and always stepped up when one of them needed him. He had a way of engaging everyone along his path with his friendly ways, brilliant sense of humor, award-winning smile and bewitching bright blue eyes. Despite Bob's struggle to balance while walking, he refused to use a cane or walker, jovially exclaiming “No cane, no pain, just walk kinda funky.” Even in his last days, which included a brief stay at the rehab facility of Asbury Care Center, the 4C Cardiac Care Unit and the Harris Hospice unit at Presbyterian Hospital Main, his caregivers were captivated by Bob and his engaging spirit and zeal for life. Surviving family members are his daughters, Bonnie R. Emadi and her husband, Babak, and their daughter, Laleh, Belinda R. Norman and her husband, James, and her daughter, Sierra, Amy C. Reynolds and her children, Hillary, Haley and Justin Brown and their father William W. Brown; brothers C. Thomas Reynolds and his wife, Jackie of Charlotte, Danny Reynolds of Kannapolis; sisters Alyene (Mr. and Mrs. Everette Rary) of Concord and Carolyn (Mr. and Mrs. Colon Critz) of Portsmouth, Va.; and sister-in-law Pauline Reynolds of Kannapolis. Preceding him in death were his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude E. Reynolds of Kannapolis; sister Daphne (Mrs. Wallace Hale); and brother Richard W. Reynolds of Kannapolis. Service: Please join the family for a Celebration of Life service Friday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. and visitation with the family immediately following the service at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 1900 Emerywood Drive, Charlotte. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, his family requests that donations be mailed to the Huntington's Disease Society of America, 505 Eighth Ave., Suite 902, New York, NY 10018. (212-2421968) or go to

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WAVERLY, Ohio — The Rev. Dr. Richard Schiemann, 77, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011. Born March 4, 1933, in Rochester, N.Y., he was a son of the late Delbert and Ollie Schiemann. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Patricia Kaufman Schiemann; son Mark (Sarah) of Salisbury, N.C.; daughter Michelle (Michael) Nunez of Palatine, Ill.; six grandchildren; and brothers Walter Schiemann of Rochester, N.Y., and John Schiemann of Cleveland, Ohio. He was preceded in death by brother Robert Schiemann and sister Judianne S. Blankenship. He graduated from Elmhurst College in 1956 and received his Bachelor of Divinity from Eden Theological Seminary. He was ordained into the United Church of Christ in 1959. He received his doctorate in Old Testament from the Divinity School of Vanderbilt University in 1966. He was a religion and Bible professor at Catawba College until 1972. He earned a Masters in Middle Eastern Archeology from the University of London in 1975. He served local United Church of Christ churches in Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana and Virginia, and was active in wider church programs over 52 years of ordained ministry. In addition to ministry, Dr. Schiemann worked as an archaeologist on multiple occasions at different excavations in Israel, England and Missouri. In his later years, he was an avid amateur lepidopterist and participated in national Audubon butterfly counts in the states of Virginia, Texas and Ohio. He also assisted with national migration counts of raptors in the state of Virginia. Service: A memorial service will be held at Orchard Hill United Church of Christ, Chillicothe, Ohio, on Friday, Feb. 18 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Davidsville, Pa., at a later date. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Eden Theological Seminary, Saint Louis, MO; or The Bristol Village Foundation, Waverly, OH. Arrangements are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home, Waverly.

CHINA GROVE — Glenn Daniel Hill, 76, died Jan. 4, 2010, at Five Oaks Manor in Concord. He was born Nov. 3, 1933, in Rowan County, a son of the late Roy Carrie and Jordan Hill. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Faye Raymer Hill, on Dec. 26, 2010; and son Scottie Lynn Seevers. He is survived by daughter Gwen Potts (Doug) of Kannapolis; grandchildren Aaron Potts, Caleb Seevers and Anna Seevers; great-granddaughter Evelyn Lever; brother Arthur Hill; and many nieces and nephews. His body was donated to Duke University Medical Center Anatomical Gifts Program. Graveside Service: 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Rev. Chris Pethel officiating. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to West Lawn Memorial Park, 1350 S. Main St., China Grove, NC 28023, to help with burial expenses.


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Estelle Payne Brackett

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SALISBURY — Robert C. “Skip” Engblom, 70, of Salisbury, passed away Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at his home. Born May 18, 1940, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Margaret L. Engblom and Eric Carl Engblom. Skip graduated from high school and attended community college in Bayshore, N.Y. He was a construction supervisor for Food Lion, LLC for 24 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, golfing, woodworking and cooking. An avid race fan, he enjoyed spending time with his friends at Biscuitville, who he visited almost every morning. He was preceded in death by his step-granddaughter, Candace Lunsford. Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Becky Tally Engblom; sons Robby Engblom of Salisbury, Eric Enblom (Nichole) of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; daughter Donna Engblom of Surfside Beach, S.C.; grandchildren Dale and Zachary Engblom, also of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; stepsons Randy Lunsford (Shannon) of Salisbury, Britt Lunsford of Midstep-grandchildren way; Daniel, Charles and Benjamin Lunsford of Winston-Salem and Georgia Lunsford of Chapmanville, W.Va.; brother Eric Gene Engblom (Claire) of New Bern; and sister Carlene Shivers (Larry) of Long Island, N.Y. Also surviving are special little friends Josey and Gracie Henderson of Salisbury and Caleb Rose of Chapmanville, W.Va. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16 at Lyerly Funeral Home; and at other times, the family will be at the residence. Service/Entombment: 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 at Rowan Memorial Park Mausoleum with the Rev. Steve Combs officiating. Memorials: Rowan Regional Hospice, 720 Grove St., Salisbury, NC 28144. The family extends a special thank you to Ann, Ginger and Charly with Rowan Regional Hospice for their very loving care of Skip during this difficult time; and to Lisa and Tony at CMC-NorthEast Radiology Department for their care and friendship to Skip. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Englom family. Online condolences may be made at

SALISBURY — Ms. Chasity Reneé Polk, 28, of South Main Street, passed on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Tucker Hospice House, Kannapolis. Born June 12, 1982, in Rowan County, she was a daughter of Brent C. (Patricia) Polk of Granite Quarry and Peggy Ramsue (John) Hudson of the home. She was also reared in the home of Reginald A. Hunter of Spencer. A 2001 graduate of Salisbury High School, Chasity was of the Christian faith. Formerly employed as a manager at Winn-Dixie, she was a member of Carolina Queens Motorcycle Club. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Thomas and Katheleen Ramsue, Albert “A.C.” Polk and Darlene V. Hunter. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her children, TyJae N. Polk of the home, Nyhandra L. Polk and Jayla T. Clement, both of Salisbury; sisters and brothers Stephanie D. Polk of Charlotte, Regina A. Hunter of Salisbury, Michael A. Hunter of Durham, Gabrielle O. Hudson of the home, Selena P. Polk of Salisbury and Gauge Dyson of Mocksville; grandparents Bernice A. Polk of Philadelphia, Pa., John Hudson, Sr., Rev. Nadine Hudson and Rev. Andrea C.E. Polk, all of Salisbury; godmothers Sandra K. Knox Crump of Salisbury and Roslyn F. Miller of WinstonSalem; and a host of uncles, aunts, great-uncles, greatnieces, nephews, aunts, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation and Service: Visitation is Saturday, 12 p.m. At Yadkin Grove Baptist Church, 329 Leonard Road, Salisbury, with the funeral Saturday, at 1 p.m. at the church. Rev. Paul Jones, pastor, New Zion Baptist Church, will officiate and Bishop Elect Paul Rhinehart, Sr., pastor of Yadkin Grove Baptist Church, will serve as eulogist. Burial will be at Rock Hill Church of Christ, 4995 Needmore Road, Cleveland. Public Viewing: Friday, 2-6 p.m. at Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home and Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time at the church. At the other times the family will be at the residence. Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home, Inc. is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at

SALISBURY - Mrs. Estelle Payne Brackett, 80, of Salisbury, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, with her children at her side. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Born Jan. 13, 1931, in Taylorsville, she was the daughter of the late Emma Pennell Payne and Glenn Payne. Educated in the Taylorsville school system, Mrs. Brackett worked for a number of years at Food Lion, location 1 early in her life. Later, she managed Jeanette Maternities in Faith. Mrs. Brackett was a member of Faith Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Boyd “Bud” Brackett, Sr., on Oct. 23, 2005. Also preceding her in death were three brothers and two sisters. Those left to cherish her memory are children Nancy Brackett of Salisbury, Boyd C. 'Beazer” Brackett of West Palm Beach, Fla., Pamela B. Abernathy and husband David of Salisbury, Bryan Brackett of Salisbury; sister Glenda Payne Marlowe of grandchildren Statesville; Davina Thomas (Tommy), Adames, Melinda Cindi Adames (Duke), Blake Brackett, Kelsey Brackett, Briana Brackett, Blake Abernathy (Candice), Brynn Abernathy; great-grandchildren Christian Adames, Haley Thomas, Noah Adames and Cadence Abernathy. Visitation and Service: Visitation will held Thursday, Feb. 17 from 4-6 p.m. at Summersett Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. in Summersett Memorial Chapel with Rev. Bill Godair of Cornerstone Church officiating. The family will have a private burial. The family will be at the home of Pam and David Abernathy at 1628 Colony Road, Salisbury, NC 28144 at all other times. Memorials: May be made to Cornerstone Church, 315 Webb Road, Salisbury, NC 28146; Faith Baptist Church, P.O. Box 84, Faith, NC 28041; and Rowan Regional Hospice, 720 Grove St., Salisbury, NC 28144. Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Brackett family. Online condolences may be made at

SALISBURY — Mr. Raymond “Ray” Brooks Coggins, 94, of Salisbury, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in WinstonSalem. CogMr. gins was born on March 21, 1916, in New London to the late Ben and Argie Brooks Coggin. He was owner and operator of Ray Coggins Lincoln Mercury, a car dealership in Salisbury, from the 1960s until the 1970s when he retired. He joined Fulton Masonic Lodge 99 in 1964 and served as Lodge Master in 1967. He also was a charter member of Milford Hills Baptist Church. Mr. Coggins was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Baker Coggins, on Feb. 10, 2001; a son, Benjamin Lewis Coggins; and brother Durward Coggin. He is survived by his daughter, Kathy Raye Anderson and husband Mike of Salisbury; two sons, Raymond Alan Coggins and wife Beverly of Calabash and Larry Frank Gregory and wife Dorothy of North Garden, Va.; grandchildren Scott Coggins Ryan and wife LeAnne of Durham, Todd Alan Coggins and wife April of Boynton Beach, Fla., Traci Coggins Stone of Charleston, S.C., Corey Matthew Coggins and wife Donna of Mount Juliet, Tenn., Tessa Anne Gregory Sansovich and husband Neal of Charlottesville, Va., Kristy Gregory Giles and husband Griffin of North Garden, Va; nine great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Phyllis Parham of Salisbury. Visitation and Service: A visitation will be held from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Thursday (Feb 17) at Milford Hills Baptist Church. The funeral service will follow at 12 p.m. in the church conducted by Rev. Jerry Allen, pastor of Milford Hills Baptist Church. Mr. Coggins will lie in state for 1 hour prior to the service. Burial will follow the funeral service at City Memorial Park. Memorials: May be made to Milford Hills Baptist Church, 1238 E. Colonial Drive, Salisbury, NC 28144. Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Coggins family. Online condolences may be made at

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Wanted suspect found hiding under bed A man wanted by Rowan County Sheriff’s Office deputies was found hiding under a bed Monday. Deputies went to the home of Wallace Lee Frizzell, 37, of 290 Dollie Circle, to serve outstanding warr a n t s . Frizzell’s nephew said the man wasn’t there and he lived in anFRIZZELL other county, the report said. Deputies were allowed to search the home, finding Frizzell hiding under a bed in a back bedroom. They had to lift the bed so that Frizzell could crawl out, the report said. Frizzell was served with warrants for two counts of failure to appear, a felony probation violation, three counts of financial card fraud and a new charge, resisting, obstructing or delaying a public officer. Frizzell was given a $30,500 bond and is still in jail.

Man found with 14 bags of marijuana on Partee Street A Salisbury man was arrested Monday after Salisbury Police say they found 14 bags of marijuana in his car. Bilal Siddeeq Ali, 20, of 1716 Second St., was charged with felony possession of marijuana with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver, and given

Police: Gun pointed at hotel clerk Salisbury Police are looking for a man who pointed a gun at the clerk of Comfort Suites, 1040 E. Innes St., from behind a locked glass door early Tuesday morning. According to police, then man was black, about 6 feet tall and weighed 200 pounds. He was wearing all black with a hoodie and big eyeglasses. He got through the first automatic doors of the Comfort Suites, but the man was unable to get into the lobby because the hotel locks the second set of doors that lead to the lobby. The clerk reported the man then pointed a silver gun at the clerk, who ducked behind the counter and called 911. No shots were fired and the man left. Police responded and a search with a police dog was not successful. Police said a surveillance video may be available soon. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Salisbury Police Department, 704-6385333, or Salisbury-Rowan Crimestoppers, 866-639-5245.

Thieves target jewelry around the county Jewelry was targeted by thieves in Rowan County this weekend, with residents reporting more than $30,000 worth taken from several homes. Teresa Ward of Old Beatty Ford Road reported more than $22,000 in jewelry was taken from her home. No break-in was suspected, but several diamond rings and class rings were taken. The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. Other break-ins or thefts reported over the weekend: • Harry Trexler reported someone broke into a home off

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ing the taxes won’t place a hardship on North Carolinians. I just feel like it’s a fairer tax than imposing anything else on homeowners.” Adams said adopting the resolution is also a way of setting an example for the community. “We are trying to make sure the folks in Raleigh hear our voices and it’s important that parents of the children in our system and the folks in our community are com-



An East Spencer man was arrested after authorities say he cursed at a deputy and ran away after being pulled over in a traffic stop about 3:30 a.m. Saturday. According to a report from the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office report, a deputy tried to pull over the driver of a black STALLINGS Honda Accord that was swerving along North Long Street. The car kept going, turning onto East Henderson Street, and finally pulling to the side of the road. The driver, Samuel Lee Stallings, 48, of 513 N. Shaver St., got out of the car and was asked to get back in. Stallings refused and was asked again to get back inside his car, but he cursed at the deputy and ran off, the report said. Authorities learned that the car belonged to Marie Stallings of East Spencer, and they went to her home to ask her about the incident. Marie Stallings told the deputy her son had the car Saturday, and after watching the in-car video, confirmed her son, Samuel Stallings, was driving. Stallings was served with warrants for driving while license revoked and resisting a public officer on Sunday and was given a $1,000 bond.

a $1,000 bond. Police said Ali was stopped at the intersection of Partee and Monroe streets just before 5 p.m. Monday for a registration violation. Police said that as Salisbury Police Officer W.S. Gibson approached the car, he noALI ticed a strong odor of marijuana. Ali was cited for an expired registration and Gibson then asked him about the marijuana. Ali admitted he had marijuana in a console, and the 14 individual bags were found.


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Grand jury indicts man on attempted first-degree murder A Rowan County grand jury indicted a man on charges of attempted first-degree murder on allegations he threatened to kill his wife. Jermail Blake argued with his estranged wife, Mornekia, at an apartment on Old Concord Road, authorities say. She was BLAKE hit in the head with a gun and slapped in the face. Blake held the gun to her head, threatening her life, a report said. He left the apartment and tried to get back in by kicking the door. Authorities said he shot into the door twice. He was arrested a short time later in the parking lot. Blake was also indicted on possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm and discharging a firearm into an occupied property. The grand jury also hand-


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Wedding licenses issued from the office of Register of Deeds Harry L. Welch Jr. Lloyd Scott Phillips, 1003 Third St., Spencer, and Barbara Ann Cody, 24809 Mattons Grove Church Road, Gold Hill. Zachary Charles Grimes and Amber Nicole Kluttz, 2375 Crescent Road, Salisbury. Matthew David George, 306 Brookfield Circle, Salisbury, and Jennifer Helene Bell, 5640 Old Mocksville Ave., Salisbury. Robert Wayne Cole Sr. and Carolyn Margreta Benton, 9385 Hwy. 152 W., Mooresville. Michael Anthony Gibbs and Latasha Moneke Hucks, 5530 Mooresville Road, Salisbury. Scott Timothy Brewer and Christie Samantha Queen, 13132 Windy Lea Lane, Huntersville. Jacques Andre Parenteau, 2109-B Airport Rd., Salisbury, and Alla Pashintseva, Russia. Gregory Scott Cabe, 30210 Wannebo Road, Washburn, WI, and Patricia Anne Logan, 1275 Carter Loop Road, Rockwell. Roger Scott Kersey and Julie Michelle Smith, 2739 Swicegood Road, Linwood. Jason Adrian McManus and Lindsay Ann Hutchinson, 1126 Fraley St., Faith. Harris Williams and Jodie Lynn Faulkner, 683 Cornelius Road, Rockwell. Deon Budd and Lenise

ed up the following indictments: • Daniel Real Albarran, who is also known as Daniel Albarrain, 15 counts of felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle, three counts felony financial card theft, two ALBARRAN counts felony obtaining property by false pretense, robbery with a dangerous weapon and two counts felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Authorities say Albarran, armed with a handgun, took $600 in cash and six cartons of cigarettes valued at $280 from the Woodleaf BP in July. He was also charged with a September breaking and entering of a vehicle, where reports say he took $15 in cash, an iPod Touch, a John Deere wallet and miscellaneous personal property valued at $362 from that vehicle. • Vernon Mitchell Hall, first-degree burglary.

Rowan sheriff’s deputies thwarted a burglary in July 2010 after a woman told emergency dispatchers a man was breaking into her home. • Jesse Mavrick Minton, two counts possession of firearm by felon, felony assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill, felony robbery with a dangerous weapon, six counts felony discharging a weapon in an occupied property, felony discharging a weapon in an occupied property causing serious bodily injury and assault with a deadly weapon causing serious injury. Minton got into a fight with a man in October 2010, authorities say. After a woman tried to intervene, and then leave with the other man in a vehicle, Minton shot at it. Authorities said during the fight Minton took money, a cell phone, watch and necklace. Minton remains in the Rowan County jail. • Robert Luther Smith, four counts of second-degree rape. Authorities charged

Smith, who they say is mentally challenged, in a joint investigation, in which a female victim reported her mother’s boyfriend had unlawful sexual contact with her. The abuse began when she was 14 years old. Smith remains in the Rowan County jail. • Bryan Shondell Solomon, felony manufacturing a controlled substance, felony maintaining a vehicle/dwelling place for a controlled substance and possession of a firearm by a felon. Investigators found a marijuana plant and handguns in his Spencer home. Joshua Michael • Winecoff, felony breaking and/or entering. He is one of two teens charged in July 2010 with breaking into homes at Briarwood Terrace taking food, water, beer and gas. • Aimeey Bonyenor Wah, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. In 2009 authorities charged Wah and her sister, Alizabeth, with beating and stabbing a woman who dated one of the sister’s ex-

boyfriend. The woman was holding a 14-month-old child, who also suffered injuries from the beating. The incident WAH occurred in 2008. Both sisters remain in the Rowan County jail. The woman and child have since recovered. • William Upright, nine counts felony larceny. He was originally charged in August with 14 counts of felony larceny. Another man David Reece Hinson was also charged with larceny. Authorities said the two took utility trailers in Rowan, Cabarrus and Iredell counties. • Geoffrey Robeson Jr., possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, six counts of larceny after breaking and entering, nine counts breaking and entering, four counts attempted breaking and entering. Robeson and two others were charged with the August break-ins of multiple

Fayshan Donald, 2918 Island Point Dr., NW, Concord. Timothy Lee Odom, 3855 Daugherty Road, China Grove, and Amanda Rexella Mabe, 1207 Sloop Ave., Kannapolis. Justin Ray Edgell, 1230 Briarwood Terrace, Salisbury, and Amber Rhiannon Veitch, 4905 Sherrills Ford Road, Salisbury. Corey Andre Alexander and Debora Scotto Rosato, 137 Altondale Dr., Statesville. Matthew Brian Burr, 404 Frontier Circle, China Grove, and Jenny Elaine Gee, 3230 Moose Road, Kannapolis. Hector David DeLa Garza, 501 Fairbluff Ave., Salisbury, and Yolanda Vazquez Garza, 924 Grace Ave., Kannapolis. John Emmanuel Detweiler, 2185 S. River Church Road, Woodleaf and Bethany Kestrel Grizzard, 270 Chaffin Road, Woodleaf. Martin Keith Rogers and Cynthia Louise Caldera, P.O. Box 784, Mount Ulla. Justin Craig Martin and Joycelle Garces, 2910 N. Main St., Kannapolis. Justin Stephen Norris and April Michele Banks, 125 Dillon St., China Grove. Richard John Adrian and Annissalynn Buniel Carroll, 523 E. Lafayette St., Salisbury. Michael Shane Robertson, 417 Spring Oak Dr., Salisbury, and Chassidy Tierra Williams, 14600 Rock House Coutt, Huntersville.

Mohamadi Kabore and Keona Michelle Simon, 1017 Old Plank Road, Salisbury. Kristopher Lee Niday and Sarah Kathrine Moss, 2233 Kenwood Dr., Kannapolis. Ramiro Arriola Rosales and Misty Darlene Stancil, 134 Win Gate Lane, Rockwell. Trenton Wayne Mullis and Jo Anne Ledford, 735 Timberlane Trail, Salisbury. Micheal Shane Sparks and Alice Nicole Pendleton, 4040 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury. Travis Demond Woods and Jamyla Ingae Murphy, 1002 Locke St., Salisbury. Bruce Jerome Kruckel and Crystal Sherri Hebert, 510 Henderson Dr., Rockwell. Matthew Laurence Katz and Aminda Leigh Byrd, 1607 Wynnton Rd., Columbus, GA. Alexander Paul Travis and Emily Leigh Morris, 1919 Decatur Ct., Charlotte. Brian Scott Fowler and Brittney Jane Overman, 165 Mendenhall Dr., Salisbury. Zachary Michael Lail, 323 Yost Farm Road, Salisbury and Krysta Amber Shay, 105 Bayridge Dr., Salisbury. Cody Chandler Clanton, 245 Farm Estates Dr., Rockwell, and Samantha Dawn Merritt, 1755 Grace Church Road, Salisbury. Hershal Bridges III and Kelly Anise McClelland, 803 Reeves St., Salisbury. Jessi Ryan Thomas, 220 Timber Creek Lane, Salisbury, and

Shasta Lynn Marie Motley, 5690 S. Main St., Salisbury. Basilio Lopez Flores, 114 Town Court, Salisbury, and Cendi Beatriz Escobar, 2110A Airport Rd., Salisbury. Christopher Daniel Beaver and Amber Nicole Overla, 1240 King Rd., Salisbury. Scott Hewitt Moore, 410 Brook Circle, Salisbury, and Whitley Paige Loftin, 208 W. Newton St., Spencer. Hazen Erik Hotchkiss and Jennifer Louise Mowery, 2023 Church St., Faith. Kelly Dean Foy, 3160 Hw.y 152, Salisbury, and Kimberly Elaine Garrison, 105 Happy Lake Rd., Rockwell. Leonard Eugene Straub, 289 Pinevale Dr., Salisbury, and Candice Michelle Bell, 135 Klunie Rd., Mocksville. James Preston Conkel, 600 W. Council St., Salisbury, and Crystal Dianne Call, 6425 Lowder Rd., Salisbury. Matthew Ray Austin, 411 Kirk

St., China Grove, and Britt Ashley Miller, 1105 Bird Dog Trail, Rockwell. David Dean Clutts and Kimberly Rose Huneycutt, 145 Providence St., China Grove. Walmore Adali Magana and Amber Lynn Holland, 179 Matthew Dr., Salisbury. Ryan O'Neil Marsh, 8838 Park Rd., Charlotte, and Sharon Inez Gregory, 607 S. Whitehead Ave, Spencer.

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North Carolina solar farm distributes electricity wastewater-treatment plant. The city has approved a lease for the 6-acre site. Joel Olsen, the managing director of O2energies, said initial site work is under way with the goal of the “multimillion-dollar” farm being completed in the second quarter. Nearby Pike Energy Solutions is serving as the main contractor for a project that is expected to require more than 20 subcontractors and more than 200 workers. Surry Community College is providing solar-technology training. The project, nicknamed Mayberry Solar, will generate about 1.6 million kilowatthours into the Duke grid — enough to serve about 200 homes. “The solar electricity will flow through the grid to local residences and businesses that require electricity at the time it is being generated,” Olsen said. “This clean energy will offset the area’s need for electricity generated by the 50-year-old coal plants that serve the Mount Airy region.” Olsen said smaller solarpower plants tend to be more efficient by being close to the point of consumption, minimizing the loss between generation and consumption. “Solar also does not need a large water reservoir for cooling,” he said. “The largest consumer of surface water in our state is our large, centralized power plants, which use millions upon millions of gallons of water each year. “As the water wars between North and South Carolina continue to increase, solar will become an increasingly viable source of electricity generation.” Other solar-energy projects in North Carolina include Progress Energy’s initiative for facilities producing a combined 11 megawatts, the largest being the Sutton Plant in Wilmington. EnergyUnited has a solar farm in Taylorsville that is producing enough energy for 150 households. Robert Reichenberger, the U.S. vice president of utilities for SunEdison, said North Carolina “is a great market for solar energy and solar farms. We’re just reliant on utilities’ appetites for what we produce.” Even companies such as SAS in Cary have jumped on the solar-energy trend. In October, it opened its second solar farm on its headquarters campus. Progress Energy is purchasing the electricity gener-


mittee to oversee the hospice house development. The hospital is completing final design work before putting the project out for bid, Caldwell said. With an 18-month buildout, the hospice house should open in early 2013, she said. The Certificate of Need limit is $6.5 million. When she joined Rowan Regional last year, Caldwell said she was told by many that developing a hospice house was the single most important thing the hospital could do. “I can’t think of a better thing we can do with this

parcel,” said council member Brian Miller, whose two grandfathers were in hospice care during the past year. Over the years, other uses have been proposed for the vacant parcels at 1229 Statesville Blvd., located along the south side of the street and across from the intersection with Meadowbrook Road. “I’m so thankful this location was saved for this use,” Mayor Pro Tem Maggie Blackwell said.

unofficially launched a capital campaign to raise $7 million to pay for the project, said Ronnie Smith, a member of the foundation board. An anonymous donor has offered to match individual contributions up to a certain amount, Smith said. While the plans say Rowan Regional Medical Center, the hospice house is “truly a community-driven project,” said Tippie Miller, co-chairwoman for the com-

In other business Tuesday’s City Council meeting: • Developer Jake Alexander said he has a contract on vacant property he owns in the fragile Park Avenue neighborhood. Together, Alexander’s two lots on North Arlington Street between East Council and East Liberty streets represent the largest tract available in the East Innes Street corridor. The potential buyer has about two months to act within the terms of the contract, Alexander said. The development is commercial, not residential, and would create 20 to 30 jobs and represent a $4 million investment, he said. City Council agreed to rezone a .86 acre lot at 825 E. Liberty St. from Urban Residential to Corridor Mixed-Use. No one spoke against the rezoning. “This would create a good commercial anchor at this end of a neighborhood that we all know is important to Salisbury,” attorney Jay Dees said. If the deal comes through, the development

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would mean job opportunities for people who live in Park Avenue, Dees said. The rezoning requires a 15-foot buffer of vegetation between the new development and existing homes. • Council approved a request from Penny and Terry Sides to rezone .5 acres at 601 Faith Road from Urban Residential to Residential Mixed-Use. • Several groups requested funding from 2011-2012 Community Development Block Grants, including Community Care Clinic ($10,000 for dental and health care), Rowan Helping Ministries ($30,000 for additional parttime staff and expanded shelter hours), Salisbury Housing Authority ($5,000 for family selfsufficiency program), Family Crisis Council ($15,000 for a night staff person), N.C. Cooperative Extension Service ($1,500 for a community garden). “We will do what we can with what we get,” Mayor Susan Kluttz said. “We hope and pray the federal government will not cut these funds any more than we anticipate.”

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comparison to a 70-megawatt facility SunEdison built in Italy last year and sold for $364.7 million. What made the Linwood site attractive to SunEdison and Duke was the wide-open space in three parcels so far, limited landscaping and topography changes, close access to a row of high-voltage power lines and — surprisingly — the moderate climate. Although many solar farms are in desert settings, the intense heat and the sandblown conditions at times can make the panels less efficient than they are on a cloudless 60-degree day in Linwood. “Extreme heat can lower the efficiency of the panels,” said James McLawhorn, the director of public staff for the N.C. Utilities Commission. “The hotter it is, the less electricity it can carry.” Still, the world’s largest solar power plant is in the Mojave Desert, which has 1,000 acres of solar reflectors. About 90 percent of the world’s commercially produced solar power comes from that plant. The impetus for the Linwood solar farm and other efforts in North Carolina comes from the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard. It requires public utilities to have the equivalent of 3 percent of their retail sales come from renewable energy and energy-efficient sources by 2012. That jumps to 6 percent in 2015, 10 percent in 2017 and 12.5 percent in 2021. Duke Energy has signed agreements with SunEdison to buy the entire output of the $137 million Linwood solar farm for 20 years. “Solar energy continues to increase in its importance to North Carolina customers,” said Brett Carter, president of Duke Energy N.C. “Partnerships like the one with SunEdison have allowed Duke Energy to comply with North Carolina’s solar requirements in a cost-effective way.” Apart from the Linwood plant, Duke is installing solar panels on office buildings, manufacturing plants, schools and warehouses to create about a 10-megawatt generation network in the state. It has a 1-megawatt facility in Shelby. A Charlotte group, O2energies, is trying to secure financing from regional banks for a 1.15-megawatt solar farm in Mount Airy on cityowned property near the


LINWOOD (AP) — The SunEdison LLC solar farm doesn’t “wake up” every day with a rooster or even a playing of the Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun.” Instead, GPS software tells the 63,000 photovoltaic solar panels on mounted solar-tracking towers that it’s time to go to work collecting particles of light called photons. Every day since being switched on in late December, the towers have tilted slowly like sunflowers to do their part to provide energy to about 2,600 homes — most likely in North Carolina, though there’s no precise way to determine where the electricity flows once it reaches the power grid. The towers — which replaced rows of corn and tobacco — are precisely placed, not just for the inspiring, rolling symmetry at the Golden Crescent Farms site off New Jersey Church Road in Linwood. It’s necessary to keep the shadow of one tower from covering another because “shade is like poison to the panels,” SunEdison employee Greg Cunningham said. It’s been Cunningham’s job the past 18 months to set up the more than 200-acre facility — the largest solar farm in North Carolina — to meet the requirements of Duke Energy Corp. The farm is surrounded by fencing topped with barbed wire to keep out trespassers and vandals. “The panels try to get what they can first thing in the morning,” Cunningham said. “They are their most productive between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., then they try to get what’s left of the day.” Cunningham said he and the two companies breathed a major sigh of relief last March when the solar farm was spared as a tornado plowed through Davidson County about 7 miles west of the farm. At least four mobile homes were squashed in Chestnut Grove Mobile Home Park off Clark Road near Interstate 85. Cunningham said the towers are programmed to go flat if a 50-mph wind blows through for more than a minute. Once the wind subsides, the towers reactivate after 45 minutes. “There’s not much else you can do when you hear about a tornado warning except cross your fingers,” Cunningham said. As big as it is, the 17.2megawatt solar farm pales in


8A Mushroom magic: From soup to quiche

Katie Scarvey, Lifestyle Editor, 704-797-4270

WEDNESDAY February 16, 2011


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Simple or fancy, mushrooms are the allpurpose food There is, as they say, a fungus among us. Consider the humble mushroom. It is trod upon, shunned as poisonous and abused by some seeking a psychedelic thrill. And when you get right down to it, it looks kind of gross. And yet, when combined with the right ingredients, something so low can become something noble, even glorious. Mushrooms are sublime with thyme, and are practically paradise when cooked in cream; hence, the enduring popularity of cream of mushroom soup — it is one of the all-time classic food combinations. Versatile mushrooms pair especially well with eggs (think of mushroom omelets), with all members of the onion family (including shallots, chives and leeks), with tomatoes, potatoes, mustard and wine, both red and white. They even go well with anchovies. And pizza? Make mine mushroom, please. But first, some freaky facts about mushrooms. Technically speaking, mushrooms are not plants. They do not have chlorophyll, which is one of the defining characteristics of plants, nor do they have the typical plantlike structure of leaves, stems and roots. As fungi, they are a classification all to themselves, although there are an awful lot of them. Botanists have identified 80,000 different kinds of fungi, including yeasts, molds, mildews — and mushrooms. About 10,000 different kinds of mushrooms grow in the United States, with about 4 percent of those being worth eating. About one mushroom variety out of five will make you sick. One percent will kill you. The largest living thing in the world is a mushroom in the Green Mountains of eastern Oregon. A member of the honey mushroom species (Armillaria ostoyae), this one fungus covers an astonishing 2,200 acres, nearly all of it underground. That’s almost 31⁄2 square miles. Feeling hungry yet? Ah, but you should. Mushrooms are practically the definition of savoriness, the earthy, bass-note flavor known as umami. They can be simple or fancy, the kind of food that looks good (metaphorically speaking) in either jeans or a tux. They can be cooked in just about any method possible, and they can be eaten raw. They are the all-purpose, one-stop food. The very simplest way of cooking them, Dry-Pan Style, makes delicious use of the fact that mushrooms are 92 percent water. By heating them over fairly low heat in just a little olive oil or butter, you can let some of that water evaporate. The result is intensely flavored, chewy mushroom slices, with or without garlic, that can be served on their own, in salads, or as part of any mushroom-friendly dish. A related method is called Simplest Cooked Mushrooms, though they are not as simple as the Dry-Pan Style. These use a little more olive oil and a healthy splash of white wine, and are consequently more tender and have a bit of the complementary, heady flavor of wine. Stuffed mushrooms are perennially popular party crowd-pleasers, and our recipe for them comes from a 1967 version of “Betty Crocker’s Hostess Cookbook.” The book is marvelously dated (it includes such treats as Aloha Pineapple Punch and Seafood Thermidor — which uses two cans of frozen cream of shrimp soup), but the Mushrooms Royale have stood the test of time. We serve them at most of our parties, and they are invariably the first things to go. There is just one rule to making them: They require breadcrumbs, but don’t use pumpernickel bread or a sweet white bread. Those breads compete unfavorably with the rest of the stuffing. Only 10 years newer, and just as popular, is a recipe for Hungarian Mushroom Soup from the original “Moosewood Cookbook.” Sinfully rich, but in a good way, the soup is filling and utterly satisfying. If you’re worried about the calories — and that might not be a bad idea — a later version of the cookbook cuts the butter in half and recommends using low-fat sour cream instead of the hightest stuff. That’s also good, but you don’t quite get the same sensation of actually feeling your arteries close. I’m real-man enough to admit that I enjoy the occasional quiche. Eggs, butter, cream and cheese — what’s not to like? And I am sentimental enough to include a recipe for mushroom quiche that was the highlight of my honeymoon. OK, one of the highlights. This dish, which originally comes from the White Swan Inn in San Francisco, makes particularly harmonious use of the timeless pairings of mushrooms with cream and with thyme; it’s great to serve to guests at brunch. And, finally, we offer a couple of froufrou recipes from the four-star mind of chef JeanGeorges Vongerichten. Both are fairly easy to make, and fairly quick, and both are remarkably flavorful. Either or both could easily be served as part of an impressive dinner party. The Mushroom Soup with Greens bursts forth with the essence of mushrooms, gently enhanced with a briny soy sauce and a

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warming dash of port. Unusual for a mushroom soup, it has no cream, relying instead on a mushroom broth you make yourself in less than an hour.

Hungarian Mushroom Soup 4 Tbs. butter, divided 2 C. chopped onion 12 ounces mushrooms, sliced 1-2 tsp. dill 2 C. stock OR water, divided 1 Tbs. soy sauce 1 Tbs. paprika 3 Tbs. flour 1 C. milk 1 tsp. salt Pepper to taste 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice 1 ⁄2 C. sour cream 1 ⁄4 C. chopped parsley Melt 2 tablespoons butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and a little salt; saute until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms, 1 teaspoon dill, 1/2 cup stock or water, soy sauce and paprika. Cover and simmer 15 minutes. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Whisk in flour and cook, whisking, for a few minutes. Add milk and cook, stirring frequently, about 10 minutes until thick. Stir in mushroom mixture and remaining 11⁄2 cups of stock or water. Cover and simmer 10-15 minutes. Just before serving, add salt, pepper, lemon juice, sour cream and, if desired, more dill. Serve garnished with parsley. Yield: 4 servings — Adapted from “Moosewood Cookbook,” by Mollie Katzen

Dry-Pan Style Mushrooms 2 Tbs. olive oil 1 pound assorted mushrooms, sliced Salt and black pepper 1 tsp. to 1 Tbs. minced garlic, optional 1 ⁄4 C. chopped fresh parsley, for garnish If any of the mushrooms are shiitakes, remove and discard the stems. Heat oil in a large skillet with a cover over mediumhigh heat. Add the mushrooms, salt and pepper, and stir. Cover, reduce heat to medium low, and cook undisturbed for 5 minutes. The mushrooms should release some of their liquid. Remove the lid and raise the heat until the liquid bubbles; cook until the liquid boils off, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the optional garlic and cook, stirring often, until the mushrooms are chewy and nearly crisp, about 5 more minutes. Adjust seasonings and serve hot, warm or at room temperature, garnished with parsley, or use in other dishes. Yield: 4 servings — Adapted from “The Food Matters Cookbook,” by Mark Bittman

Simplest Cooked Mushrooms ⁄4 C. olive oil 1 pound assorted mushrooms, sliced Salt and black pepper 1 ⁄4 C. dry white wine OR water 1 tsp. to 1 Tbs. minced garlic, optional 1 ⁄4 C. chopped fresh parsley, to garnish 1

If any of the mushrooms are shiitakes,

remove and discard the stems. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When it is hot, add the mushrooms. Season liberally with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Add the wine, let it bubble for a minute and lower the heat to medium low. Stir in the optional garlic and cook for 1 minute. Adjust seasonings if necessary and serve hot, warm or at room temperature, garnished with parsley. Yield: 4 servings — Adapted from “The Food Matters Cookbook,” by Mark Bittman

Mushrooms Royale 1 pound medium mushrooms 4 Tbs. butter, divided 1 ⁄4 C. finely chopped green pepper 1 ⁄4 C. finely chopped onion 11⁄2 C. soft breadcrumbs 1 ⁄2 tsp. salt 1 ⁄2 tsp. ground thyme 1 ⁄4 tsp. turmeric 1 ⁄4 tsp. pepper Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Clean and trim mushrooms. Remove stems and finely chop enough of them to make 1/3 cup. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium heat, and stir in chopped mushroom stems, green pepper and onion. Stirring occasionally, cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in onion, breadcrumbs, salt, thyme, turmeric and pepper. Melt remaining tablespoon butter in a shallow baking dish. Fill mushroom caps with stuffing mixture and place them, filled side up, in baking dish. Bake 15 minutes. Turn oven to broil or hottest temperature, and broil 3-4 inches from heat for 2 minutes. Serve hot. Yield: About 3 dozen appetizers — Adapted from “Betty Crocker’s Hostess Cookbook”

Mushroom Quiche 1 Tbs. butter 1 ⁄2 pound mushrooms, sliced 1 ⁄2 medium onion, chopped 1 C. grated Swiss cheese, divided 1 ⁄2 C. grated Parmesan cheese, divided 1 ⁄2 tsp. thyme 1 ⁄2 tsp. oregano 8 large eggs 2 C. milk 1 C. heavy cream Salt and pepper, to taste Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and onions; cook until soft. Spread 1/2 cup Swiss cheese and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese in bottom of a greased quiche or pie pan. Top with mushroom mixture. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Swiss cheese and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with thyme and oregano.

Whisk together eggs, milk, cream, salt and pepper; pour over ingredients in pan. Bake for 35-45 minutes, until set and golden brown. Yield: 6 to 8 servings — "California Bed & Breakfast Cookbook," by Melissa Craven and Jordan Salcito

Mushroom Soup with Greens 2 pounds button mushrooms 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms (or more button mushrooms) 4 Tbs. butter (1⁄2 stick), divided Salt 4-6 large shallots, roughly chopped 6 garlic cloves, lightly smashed (don't bother to peel) 4 thyme sprigs 2 Tbs. minced shallots 1 ⁄2 C. fresh or frozen peas, thawed 2 tsp. hazelnut or walnut oil, optional 2 Tbs. soy sauce Pepper 1Tbs. port 2 C. mixed salad greens 2 Tbs. toasted breadcrumbs Clean and coarsely chop the 2 pounds of button mushrooms. Remove the caps from the shiitake mushrooms, slice the caps and set aside. Combine the stems with the button mushrooms. (If using all button mushrooms, slice the remaining 4 ounces mushrooms and set aside.) Melt 2 tablespoons butter on high heat in a deep skillet or saucepan, add the chopped button mushrooms and a sprinkling of salt. When the mushrooms release their liquid, add the chopped shallots, garlic and thyme. Continue cooking on high heat, occasionally stirring and tossing, until mushrooms are brown, about 5-10 minutes. Add 6 cups of water. With heat at high or medium high, cook at a steady low boil until liquid is reduced by half, about 30 minutes. Pour the mixture through a strainer into a pot, pressing hard to extract all the juices. Keep the broth warm. This broth may be made ahead of time and kept refrigerated in a covered container for up to 2 days. While the broth is cooking, place the remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet, turn the heat to high, and add the minced shallot and shiitake slices (or sliced button mushrooms). Cook, stirring, until the mushrooms are tender, about 5 minutes. Add the peas and cook for 1 more minute. Turn off the heat and stir in the optional oil and 1 tablespoon soy sauce. Reheat the broth. Season it with the remaining 1 tablespoon soy sauce, lots of fresh black pepper, and the port. Adjust seasonings as necessary. Place the greens in a large tureen or 4 individual bowls and spoon the shiitake mixture and its juices over them. Add the breadcrumbs, pour the soup over all, and serve. Yield: 4 servings — Adapted from "Jean-Georges: Cooking at Home with a Four-Star Chef," by JeanGeorges Vongerichten and Mark Bittman


NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News correspondent Lara Logan was recovering in a U.S. hospital Tuesday from a sexual attack and beating she suffered while reporting on the tumultuous events in Cairo. Logan was in the city’s Tahrir Square on Friday after Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak stepped down when she, her team and their security “were surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration,” CBS said in a statement Tuesday. The network described a mob of more than 200 people “whipped into a frenzy.”

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ov. Bev Perdue sounded like the Republican she isn’t Monday night when she called for a cut in the state corporate income tax. From the current level of 6.9 percent — the highest in the Southeast — she proposed lowering the corporate rate to 4.9 percent. Then North Carolina would have the lowest corporate income tax rate in the region. Critics of state government have long considered the 6.9 percent rate unfriendly toward business and a barrier to recruiting new industry. That may be so, but large corporations with operations in North Carolina might have been happier still if the state had been clearer on certain points concerning corporate income taxes — such as combined returns. A recent ruling concerning Delhaize America, the corporate parent of Food Lion, is a case in point. The January decision from Judge Ben F. Tennille upheld $4.4 million in extra taxes and $1.3 million in interest the N.C. Revenue Department assessed Delhaize Governor Perdue but rejected as unproposed cutting constitutional a $1.2 the corporate rate million penalty, acto a report in to 4.9 percent, cording The News & Observwhich would er in Raleigh. The state had armake it the lowest gued that Delhaize in the region. lowered its tax bill for 2000 by establishing “abusive tax shelters” that enabled the company to hide its “true earnings” here by shifting profits to an out-of-state affiliate. The affiliate was formed in Florida, which has a lower corporate income tax — currently 5.5 percent to North Carolina’s 6.9 percent. The judge said the state was correct in levying the higher tax and interest, but not the 25 percent penalty. “This case demonstrates what happens when creative accounting meets creative revenue enforcement,” the decision said. It was worth the fight. When the state started requiring some taxpayers to file combined income tax returns in the 1990s — in response to what appeared to be taxmotivated corporate restructurings — the revenue department did not provide guidance on who would be required to file a combined return. Walmart Stores East lost a similar, bigger battle with the state in 2009 and had to pay nearly $30 million in back taxes, interest and penalties. The General Assembly remedied the situation in the budget bill it passed last year; the bill allows the revenue department to assess penalties for hiding income, but only after it publishes a set of rules about how multi-state corporations should file their taxes. The department had resisted such clarity, saying it was “like handling a gun to the guy that is about to rob us.” It’s a complex situation, more than can be summarized here. Still, the debate over tax shelters would cool off considerably if North Carolina had the more favorable rate. But the corporate income tax raises only 7 percent of the state’s General Fund revenue, while the individual income tax raises 54 percent. If corporate taxes drop, who makes up the difference? Budget cuts will have to be part of the answer, but where and when? Perhaps we’ll get some answers when the governor unveils her budget Thursday.


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A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. — George Bernard Shaw

ince 1792, when a small group of brokers began trading stocks under a tree on Wall Street, the venerable New York Stock Exchange has been a symbol of America’s financial might and embrace of rough-andtumble capitalism. And now the NYSE is merging with Germany’s biggest stock exchange in a deal in which it will be very much a junior partner. Deutsche Borse will own 60 percent of the new company, the NYSE 40 percent, and it will operate out of both Frankfurt and New York. This is not the blow to American national pride it might seem, if only because the world of financial exchanges has been changing so rapidly with the emphasis on size, speed, technological innovation and global reach. Trading is now a 24/7 operation. And exchanges have been consolidating as a result. The day before the NYSE deal was announced, the London and Toronto stock exchanges announced their merger. Indeed, the NYSE already owns four European exchanges. While the combined U.S.German exchanges will be the largest stock-and-futures market in the world, this also marks New York’s waning standing as the world's financial capital. Once, trading on the Big Board, as it was known, was conducted face-to-face by jostling, bustling brokers on the noisy floor of the exchange. But the actual buying and selling are now done by computers whose physical location isn’t terribly important. They can be anywhere. The financial community likes the planned merger. Shares of both Deutsche Borse and the NYSE rose on the news. The combined company would have a market capitalization of $25 billion, but before it reaches that point the deal faces steep regulatory hurdles here and in the European Union. That process, said one official, is likely to be lengthy and detailed. And the New York delegation in Congress is unlikely to let the merger pass unnoticed. After getting the merger approved, the next tough problem might be what to name the new company without arousing wounded feelings. Because of what The Wall Street Journal called “nationalistic concerns,” officials want to avoid having the word “Deutsche” or the acronym “NYSE” in the new name.

As Washington dithers, clock continues to tick BY MATTHEW LEATHERMAN

ozens of new members rode into Congress in November on the promise of cutting budgets. Aside from how they’re handling the money, it’s clear that this promise didn’t include reducing the actual number of budget plans currently inundating Washington. Assessing Congress members’ and the administration’s fiscal responsibility is almost impossible without clear points of reference. So, let’s review. Today, the government is in the fifth month of the 2011 fiscal year, which runs from October 2010 through September 2011. Despite being almost halfway through, though, Congress has not passed a 2011 budget. Indeed, this budget was ill-fated from the very beginning. Last spring, for the first time since Democrats retook the Congress in 2006, Congress failed to pass legislation, called a budget resolution, that defines how much the government would spend overall. Lacking that guidance, the committees in each chamber of Congress that authorize and fund executive branch programs failed to coordinate, and ultimately were unable to reach agreement before the fiscal year began. Instead, they decided to extend the 2010 budget by two months to Dec. 3. And then Dec. 18. And then Dec. 21. Days before Christmas, Congress gave up, extended the 2010 budget all the way to March 4, and passed the problem off to new members. This budget still is stuck in Congress. March 4 is almost upon us, and it is almost certain that the House and Senate will dig their heels in deeper and extend the 2010 budget levels yet again. Republicans in the House are passionate about deeply cutting government spending. They have already passed a bill to roll some accounts back to their 2008 level, and later this week they will consider a budget that would reduce spending this year by roughly $60 billion. But neither of these bills will pass the Democrat-controlled Senate and, even if they did, neither would be signed by President Obama. Hence the likelihood that the government will continue at 2010 levels past March 4. The next extension likely will take us to mid-May, around the time that the Treasury approaches our national debt limit, which also is set by Congress. This may galvanize a grand bargain that raises the national debt in exchange for significant spending cuts for the remainder of the 2011 fiscal year. If not, we’re at government shutdown. Still, this is only one of Washington’s budgets. Monday, on schedule, President Obama re-


leased his administration’s budget request for the 2012 fiscal year, which starts this October. Technically speaking, Congress should pass a budget resolution to set top-level spending in the next few months, giving it the summer to scope out each department’s authorities and the funds they will be given to fulfill them. But expecting that to happen alongside the manufactured crisis about the debt limit and 2011 budget would be naïve. What will happen, however, is much less clear. President Obama and Republicans in Congress were able to compromise on extending the Bush era tax cuts last December when circumstances required it. It’s possible that they’ll find common ground again early this summer, making real decisions about federal spending that can shape the debt limit and the budgets for 2011 and 2012. The tax decision was a different kind of compromise, though. Republicans got two additional years of tax cuts, and all the entailed debt from lost revenue. Democrats got an extension of unemployment benefits, and all the entailed debt of additional spending. In other words, President Obama and congressional Republicans compromised by digging our fiscal hole even deeper. This time they would have to compromise by agreeing to start climbing out of the hole — a far more difficult decision. If they’re unable to find the courage for that decision, we’re likely to get more of the same budget shenanigans in 2012 that we’re enjoying right now. The Senate and House will set dramatically different spending caps, each chamber’s appropriators will make incompatible decisions, and negotiations will collapse. At this point, Congress typically would decide to extend the previous year’s budget until compromise is reached, but no one is quite sure how that would work if the budget being continued (i.e., 2010) is two years old. So are the new Congress and the chastened President Obama being more fiscally disciplined than before? No one knows for sure if his request for 2012 is more or less than the 2011 budget since there isn’t one. And no one knows how big proposed cuts are since it’s not clear what’s being cut from. But the answer is clearly that they are not — the most basic principle of fiscal discipline is choosing a budget. We don’t have one right now and, by the looks of it, it may be some time before we do. ••• Former Salisbury resident Matthew Leatherman is a research associate with the Stimson Center, a Washington, D.C., think tank that studies national and international security issues. This article originally appeared in the Stimson Center’s blog, The Will and the Wallet.

LETTERS Encourage youth, teachers — it’s a great investment Despite the fact that there are many problems with, and facing, young people, there are impressive young people making a positive difference, especially in Rowan County. Secondary school awards ceremonies never cease to amaze me as I hear of the academic and public service accomplishments of our students. In addition, we are home to several state championship teams which illustrate the dedication of the students, coaches, parents and volunteers needed for such an accomplishment. Many serve through their churches, changing lives by doing mission work here and around the world. Often these students are supported by parents and families who model such excellence. Those who work with these students on a daily basis, their teachers, should also be given credit. Most of the teachers I know stay late and then take work home in order to be prepared to give their students the best chance for success. They truly care about their students and want their students to not only master subject matter but to also make a positive impact on the world. They do not always receive positive feedback, especially from those whom they teach, yet they still strive to give their best. Often, years pass before they truly see the results of their investment in individual students. We can help in this process. Do you know a youth, especially a middle or high school student? If so, let them know you are pulling for them. Do you know a



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teacher? If so, share a word of encouragement with them. Maybe you could drop a note of thanks to a teacher who made an impact in your life or in the life of your child or grandchild. Let’s look for ways to invest in our great young people and those who are called to serve them. — Brian Farmer Salisbury

Rehabilitation behind bars As our prison construction flourishes, the recent article about Oklahoma lawmakers’ attempts to reduce criminal penalties and crank up the parole process was enlightening, especially considering that state faces a mere $600 million budget deficit as opposed the $3.7 billion deficit N.C. taxpayers face. The birth of the beast we call the Truth in Sentencing Act (structured sentencing) in 1994 was supposed to eliminate disparities and provide mandatory sentences. With it, our lawmakers also

provided substance-abuse programs and a plethora of vocational programs. The U.S. Department of Justice periodically continues to offer character education in morals and ethics, anger management, etc. We have the tools and the resources to change, and many offenders have taken advantage of these programs. I’ve met a few with degrees and many with job skills our taxpayers have provided, and these job skills cannot be outsourced — but they must languish in the belly of the beast until they’ve served a mandatory sentence before they can use these skills. It’s somewhat paradoxical that prior to structured sentencing, we had a parole process for those who served their time and earned parole, yet those offenders didn’t have the vocational and character education classes that we enjoy today. In 1994, the state had 14,000-15,000 inmates; today, it has nearly tripled that figure. Why spend all this money to rehabilitate us if the state wishes to keep us imprisoned 20 years? Have we, as a progressive society with so many changing standards, forgotten the concept of social forgiveness or, perhaps more importantly, rehabilitation? Many men and women grow older, and with age comes wisdom, regret and a desire to change. No one has the answers for drug addiction and crime. But for the sake of our children, their schools and our senior citizens, entitlements, prison openings and school closings are not the elusive panacea we’re looking for. — Howard Eugene Safrit Albemarle Correctional Institution




North Carolina briefs Concord fundraiser to raise awareness about brain injuries CONCORD — A “Walk and Roll-Athon” fundraiser is planned for March 19 to raise awareness about brain injuries. The event will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Frank Liske Park. The Brain Injury Association of North Carolina says the event is one of several across the state in March and April. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month Anyone who registers and raises $20 will get a T-shirt. There will be entertainment, food, music, activities for kids, special guests and the opportunity to meet and greet others. More information available at

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publicity for the State Bureau of Investigation lab and an outside report that raised questions about work by the lab during a 16-year period ending in 2003. The bill now goes to the Senate. The measure would create a standing advisory panel of scientists to regularly review lab procedures and would change the lab’s formal name and purpose to make clear it doesn’t work solely for the prosecution. Anyone who willfully withholds any lab tests from attorneys in a case also would be guilty of obstruction of justice.

911 call: Teen says he OD’d before killing HICKORY (AP) — A Hickory teenager accused of killing his roommate and hacking the man with a wood splitter told an emergency dispatcher that he overdosed on pills. In the audio released Tuesday, the caller identifies himself as Michael Anderson and says he shot his roommate three times and used an axe to mutilate his body. Authorities have charged Anderson in the Monday morning death of 36year-old Stephen Starr. Anderson says in the call that he took too many pills and that they made him go mad. Catawba County sheriff’s deputies say a word was carved into Starr’s body, but they have declined to release details.

MOORESVILLE (AP) — Lowe’s is adding 275 new jobs to a customer service center in Wilkes County, bringing the total number of workers there to nearly 1,000. The Mooresville-based home improvement giant said Tuesday the call center has grown from 350 workers in January 2010 to more than 700 people currently. The new employees will respond to customer questions, to those looking for assistance with online purchases or requesting service. Dispute on crude sign Lowe’s employs more than 21,000 people across North could cost town $225K CARY (AP) — A dispute beCarolina . Nationwide, the company has about 1,725 tween the town of Cary and a homeowner over his blunt stores. protest sign may end up costing the Wake County town House approves nearly $225,000. changes for SBI lab The News & Observer of RALEIGH (AP) — Opera- Raleigh reports the figure tional and oversight changes comes from a judgment the at North Carolina’s crime lab- town was ordered to pay oratory recommended by a David Bowden and from attortask force have been ap- ney fees. proved unanimously by one The town has until Friday chamber of the Legislature. to decide if it will appeal a The House voted 118-0 judge’s decision in favor of Tuesday in favor of a propos- Bowden. al created following negative Town officials tried to fine

TAXES FROM 1a uation would be if commissioners ask a state representative or senator to introduce a local bill in the N.C. General Assembly. Without revaluation, the city already faces a $2.7 million budget shortfall next year. Carl Ford, vice chairman for the Board of Commissioners, said he doesn’t believe commissioners will vote to delay revaluation, which passed 3-2 in November, and no member of the state delegation will sponsor a bill to stop the process. “We couldn’t delay it if we wanted to,” Ford said. Ford had a cordial, unplanned exchange with City Council Tuesday, when he defended his vote to proceed with revaluation and said other than Salisbury, no Rowan County municipality has asked commissioners to wait. The residents he’s spoken with are nearly 100 percent in favor of revaluation, he said. “The citizens felt they were being cheated if we delayed it, like we had something sneaky up our sleeve,” Ford said. “I would’ve felt the same way.” That’s because people don’t understand the impact revaluation will have, city officials said.

Inequitable hit While the value of large, expensive homes will fall, the value of low- to moderatepriced homes may stay the same or even increase, according to the city. “If values fall on expensive homes and the value stays the same on low or moderate homes, it seems to me this is going to be a greater burden on lower-priced homes,” councilman William “Pete” Kennedy said. “Their values will go down a little, but they are going to be paying more.” If revaluation decreases the tax base as expected, the city would have to raise its property tax rate to remain at current revenue levels, called “revenue neutral.” Owners of expensive homes would pay the new,

higher tax rate on less property value, while owners of modest homes would pay the higher rate on the same or higher property values. “People maybe are anticipating their value coming down and expecting their taxes will be lower,” Mayor Susan Kluttz said. “But if (revaluation) happens, we may be forced to raise taxes.” “So that we can deliver the same services,” Mayor Pro Tem Maggie Blackwell added. The county’s top tax official did not directly answer questions from Council Tuesday about whether revaluation would disproportionately affect low- to moderate-income homeowners. “That’s a tough question,” said Jerry Rowland, Rowan County tax assessor. He appeared at the request of City Manager David Treme, who said the TREME potential consequences of revaluation came to light about two weeks ago when Rowan County presented a program on revaluation to officials from all Rowan municipalities. Rowland on Tuesday said low- to moderate-value homes would see a 3 percent to 5 percent decrease in value, “if it goes down at all.” He said revaluation “would affect lower-valued houses more on a percentage ratio than the upper-value homes.” In November, Rowland told county commissioners homes worth more than $250,000 could see a decrease of about 10 percent. At the time, Rowland told commissioners he would prefer to delay revaluation until more home sales data are available. Ford said he’s heard the value of expensive homes could plummet 15 percent to 20 percent. Bill Feather, mayor pro tem for Granite Quarry, said the county’s message had changed Tuesday from what was presented two weeks ago. Feather told City Council members he supports their ef-

Bowden in 2009 after he painted a sign in neon orange letters on his house saying “Screwed by the town of Cary.” Bowden had the sign painted after his home was damaged by runoff that he blames on town road construction.

state to receive more detailed data from the U.S. Census Bureau in two weeks to help draw the districts. He said the maps will be drawn in a fair way that he hopes won’t lead to litigation. The maps would be used first in the 2012 elections, through 2020.

Democratic chairman calls for investigation Hearings held on RALEIGH (AP) — The malpractice lawsuits state Democratic Party wants North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis to investigate a fellow Republican for potential ethics violations for presiding at a caucus meeting where legalizing video poker was discussed. Democratic Party Chairman David Parker argued Tuesday that Rep. Mike Stone of Lee County had a possible conflict of interest because he operates a small grocery store that had electronic sweepstakes machines. Stone told The News & Observer of Raleigh last weekend he was removing the machines from his store. A couple days earlier, Stone chaired a closed House GOP caucus policy meeting where lobbyists supporting or opposing video poker again spoke to GOP lawmakers. Tillis defended the closed meeting, where no bills were discussed. He called Parker’s demand a “partisan, frivolous request” that required no further response.

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers are starting what promises to be a long fight over medical malpractice laws as insurance and medical services companies square off against law firms. A Senate committee opened discussions Tuesday on legislation that includes limiting damages for pain and suffering to $250,000. Courts in other states have found such limits to be illegal. Georgia’s Supreme Court ruled unanimously last year that a $350,000 cap on non-economic damages was unconstitutional. A bill signed into law in 2007 capped monetary damages in negligence cases at $1 million, but only for those who agreed to go to binding arbitration. Few people have taken advantage of the option. Senators plan to hear from people on both sides of the issue Thursday.

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FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — A former Fort Bragg soldier convicted of rape and murder wants his death sentence to be overturned. The Fayetteville Observer reports that Ronald Gray has asked the Army Court of Criminal Appeals to strike down his convictions. Gray was sentenced to death in 1988 after a military jury convicted him in the deaths of two women. The former 82nd Airborne soldier was also sentenced to eight life prison terms by civilian courts for two other deaths. Gray’s petition argues that he had ineffective lawyers and that his court-martial was

RALEIGH (AP) — The senior chairman of the House Redistricting Committee says he’s been directed to work so maps for U.S. House and North Carolina House seats can be approved by May 15. Rep. David Lewis of Harnett County was named Tuesday as the top leader of his chamber’s redistricting panel. GOP Reps. Jerry Dockham of Davidson County and Nelson Dollar of Wake County are also chairmen. Republicans comprise a majority of committee members. Lewis said he expects the

fort to delay revaluation. “One thing we don’t want to do is put the burden of this tax increase on the people who can least afford it,” he said. No one expected lower income people to have to pay more after revaluation, he said. The county does not have enough information to make revaluation decisions, Feather said.

Fewer sales Although the county would normally have 4,000 to 5,000 property sales for comparables during a revaluation, only 1,300 valid sales have occurred in the past two years, Rowland said. But Rowland told Council he feels “very good about the values we have” and said he can support the values during appeals, which he predicted will come in droves. “In this economy, few people will be satisfied with our results,” said Rowland, who added he will appeal his daughter’s recent revaluation in Mecklenburg County. Council member Brian Miller said the county could have a hard time defending commercial property revaluations with “no set of objective standards to say definitely this is what it is.” Rowland acknowledged the county has few commercial sales to use as comparables and will rely on commercial real estate agents to help come up with sales data. While Rowan moved forward with revaluation this year, most counties put it off, Rowland said. State law requires revaluation at least once every eight years. Rowan does it once every four years. Most counties that proceeded this year were at the end of their eight-year window, like Mecklenburg, Rowland said. “I can’t fault anybody or our board for feeling as they did,” he said. One year ago, Ford said commissioners asked municipalities if they wanted to delay revaluation. “No one said yes,” Ford said. “We dropped it.” Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704-797-4264.

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breaks to the motorsports and unconstitutional. Gray’s execution has been film industries. Democratic Gov. Beverly delayed while he appeals. Perdue is expected to release her budget Thursday. Defense: Ballerina’s Perdue and Republican death was not murder legislative leaders have said RALEIGH (AP) — Evi- layoffs are likely in the next dence against an ex-doctor ac- budget year as negotiators try cused in the death of a balle- to close a projected budget rina in a car crash would be gap of between $2 billion and insufficient to prove the mal- $3 billion. ice necessary for a second-dePerdue also has said her gree murder conviction, his government consolidation defense attorneys argued on would create redundant state Tuesday. positions. Prosecutors contend Ray“Let’s all come to the table mond Dwight Cook was driv- but don’t make public employing drunk and speeding when ees bear the entire burden on he crashed into 20-year-old the state budget,” said Dana Elena Bright Shapiro’s car, Cope, executive director for killing the ballerina in Sep- the association. “Let’s share tember 2009. Shapiro, of Win- sacrifice and make sure comston-Salem, was in Raleigh panies pay their fair share.” working with the Carolina Ballet. Attorney: Edwards is “It is only human and natural that we feel sadness over deposed in lawsuit RALEIGH (AP) — Twothe loss of Elena Shapiro,” Attorney Roger Smith Jr. told ju- time presidential candidate rors during opening argu- John Edwards has testified ments of Cook’s trial. “Her under oath in a lawsuit over a passing is truly a loss to the videotape that purportedly depicts him in a sexual enworld.” But he cautioned jurors to counter, an attorney for a for“work through the sadness” to mer Edwards aide said. Robert Elliot said Edwards come to a fair decision in the was deposed last week as part case. In the prosecution’s open- of a dispute between former ing remarks, Wake County As- Edwards aide Andrew Young sistant District Attorney and Edwards mistress Rielle Adam Moyers said he could Hunter. Elliot declined to discuss prove a direct connection between Shapiro’s death and the content of the testimony. Cook’s decision to drink and A judge said last year he diddrive, actions he maintained n’t want the details discussed publicly and warned both are indicative of malice. sides that he could hold people in contempt if the deposiState workers offer tion material is talked about budget options outside of the case. RALEIGH (AP) — Working Meanwhile, a separate fedto close next year’s budget eral criminal investigation in gap without layoffs, the union Raleigh has drawn several representing state employees people in recent months to teson Tuesday released a report tify before a grand jury. that its members say contains People familiar with the more than $10 billion in sav- case have said investigators ings or revenue options that are examining how much Edthe governor and lawmakers wards knew about money should consider first. used to cover up his affair and The report by the State whether he violated campaign Employees Association of finance laws. North Carolina recommends The investigation is particallowing four-day workweeks, ularly focused on whether consolidating state health money given to Hunter and services and ending corporate Young should have been conincentives and special tax sidered campaign donations.



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ing races for the Bruton Smith-owned racing network since 1993, winning national motorsports awards and the respect of his peers along the way. Mark Garrow, Rice’s PRN co-anchor, says his longtime colleague “sets the tempo on these broadcasts,” yet sees himself as part of a team. “He makes sure everyone on the team shares in the broadcasts — it’s one of his gifts,” says Garrow, who also writes on racing for and is daily host Biltmore Estate in Asheville, for PRN’s “Garage Pass.” then at the Piedmont ReRice has a voice whose search Station in western energy and emotion lends it- Rowan County. self perfectly to racing on Rice remembers that he radio. He remembers somecould see the Biltmore one saying a racing broadHouse from his front porch. cast team is in the “transHis family moved to portation business,” taking Rowan County when Doug the audience from their was in the fourth grade, and homes or cars to the track it- they lived on Sherrills Ford self. Road, about a mile from “You want to paint that West Rowan High. word picture,” he says. The broadcasting bug hit • • • Rice early, in a couple of With Rice and Garrow on ways. He was among the stua race broadcast are two dents participating in a twoturn announcers and four pit hour WSTP youth program reporters — eight people on Saturday mornings. who know each other’s timAnd as a young Milwauing and inflections. They kee and Atlanta Braves fan, travel together to SmithRice would stay up late on owned tracks across the summer nights, listening to country and hit other venBraves games on radio. ues, such as this week’s Day- Thanks to the announcers, tona 500, as part of their con- Rice found himself enstant reporting on the sport. grossed in each pitch and “There’s no doubt that living the action with the Doug loves his job,” Garrow players’ baseball cards says from Daytona. “Everyspread out on his bed. body on the PRN broadcast Rice enrolled at Aploves to come to the racepalachian State as a speech tracks, and we hope that enand political science major joyment comes out on the air and landed his first radio job in a serious, fun and enterat the campus station, taining way.” WASU, as a freshman. He PRN’s own race-calling played classic rock records season will start in Las Veduring the 10 p.m.-midnight gas and later take Rice to shift on Thursdays. places such as California, It thrills Rice today that Texas, New Hampshire, Inhis daughter, Amy, a junior diana, Georgia, at Appalachian Tennessee and, State, also has of course, an air shift at North Carolina. WASU. In addition The benefit Rice is host of working at every Monday WASU is “they night — and let you mess has been for 19 up so you could years — of the learn,” Doug MARK GARROW “Fast Talk” Rice says. Co-anchorman call-in and inIn college, terview show, Rice often where driver co-hosts such came home on weekends to as Kyle Petty, John Andretti, fill shifts at Salisbury’s Kenny Wallace and Greg WSTP/WRDX. Within two Biffle rotate in as his sideweeks of graduating college kick. in 1977, he landed a full-time That show gained its job with the Salisbury stafoothold with the late Benny tion. Parsons, who Rice also loved He worked all the shifts, working with. The weekly spinning records at night, or show now goes to 200 radio manning the 3-to-7 p.m. shift stations. on the AM side. Rice eventuThrough it all, Rice, a Sal- ally became morning show isbury resident and 1973 host and program director. West Rowan High School In addition, he broadcast graduate, directs nine fullthe county high school foottime employees at PRN and ball game of the week on many additional personnel WRDX and play-by-play for on contract. Catawba College football — His fellow employees ina job he had for close to 10 clude production coordinayears. tor Kent Bernhardt and He also joined Sports Ditechnical producer Harrill rector Howard Platt as a colHamrick, people he worked or analyst for Catawba Colwith years ago at lege basketball games. “That WSTP/WRDX in Salisbury. was fun,” Rice says of those “He’s extremely knowldays, “having an attachment edgeable about racing,” says to a team yet not a rooting Bernhardt, who Rice lured interest.” to PRN fulltime 10 years ago • • • just as NASCAR had negotiAs if Rice wasn’t busy ated its biggest television enough with his Salisbury deals and as the sport was radio duties, he began workunknowingly set to mourn ing as a weekend stringer the death of its biggest star, for NASCAR races, filing Dale Earnhardt. updates and summaries for As a boss, Rice brings an the Associated Press, United “extreme sense of loyalty to Press International and the everyone,” Bernhardt says, N.C. News Network. describing him as “a good “You could sense the friend and employer.” sport was starting to grow,” Garrow says the PRN Rice recalls. “More and race team sometimes refers more people admitted to beto Rice as “the professor” ing race fans.” because he often finds a way Every winter, Rice would to slip an obscure historical attend the three-day media reference into a broadcast. tour, which took reporters to “We’ll ask him,” Garrow the various race shops, says, “who are you going to mostly around Charlotte. teach us about today?” Rice kept a running account ••• of the wisecracking among Rice, 55, grew up the the broadcasters and youngest of four boys and scribes, and one year Ed four girls dependent on Clark, general manager for dairy farming — first on the Charlotte Motor Speedway,

questions carefully, or Newman might playfully go off topic. Dale Earnhardt’s death at the 2001 Daytona 500: The sport is still feeling the shockwaves of that tragedy. Rice never has seen such loyalty to another sports figure and such an overwhelming, long-lasting grief experienced by fans. Most exciting race finishes he ever called: Elliot Sadler at Texas Speedway, beating Kasey Kahne “by an eyelash.” Also, Adam Petty’s victory in an ARCA race and what it meant at the time to the Petty family. “That was a perfect day.” Most memorable race: 1999 night race at Bristol (Tenn.) Speedway, when Dale Earnhardt wrecked Terry Labonte at the end and won the event. In Victory Lane, Earnhardt famously said he was only trying to rattle Labonte’s cage. Personal driving car: A company-owned Toyota RAV4. “I’m not a car guy.” But wife Penny has a tomato red, “three-on-the-tree” 1957 Chevy.

asked Rice to read some of his diary entries at the wrapup dinner. A nervous Rice took the notes back to his room and rehearsed his delivery. His presentation that night at a Japanese steakhouse proved to be a hit, and the next day Clark called Rice to ask whether he would be interested in a job opening at PRN, the broadcast arm for the speedway. • • • Rice started at PRN in February 1988 as an affiliates manager. At the time PRN was only on the air four days out of the year, broadcasting two Winston Cup races and two Busch Series events. But NASCAR kept growing, and Rice moved into the broadcast booth in 1993 as Charlotte Motor Speedway owner Smith’s network of racetracks also kept expanding. Today PRN broadcasts 12 Sprint Cup races, 10 Nationwide races and co-produces the Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis with Motor Racing Network. At the legendary site of the Indianapolis 500, “it’s a kick to be in the Pagoda,” Rice says of the famous nine-tier tower.

“But it’s a kick anytime you do a race,” Rice adds. “That’s as good as it gets in my profession.” Under Rice’s direction, the network also added daily and weekly programs so that now “something is on the air somewhere every day of the year,” Rice says. It’s another thing, Rice is immensely proud of, and it’s only possible, he says, because of the people working for PRN. “It’s definitely not the Doug Rice Show,” he says.


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CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina shot badly UNC 78 and didn’t have a W. Forest 64 lot of intensity while playing in front of a home crowd that seemed almost bored. Perhaps a demanding fourgame stretch finally caught up to the 19th-ranked Tar Heels — even if it wasn’t enough for them to lose to the Atlantic Coast Conference’s worst team. Tyler Zeller scored 18 points to help North Carolina beat Wake Forest 78-64 on Tuesday night, which kept it alone in second place in the league.

Freshman Harrison Barnes added 17 points and provided at least some spark during a clinching 11-0 second-half spurt with a pair of dunks. But otherwise, this performance just didn’t measure up with the way North Carolina (196, 9-2 ACC) had played in recent wins at Boston College and Clemson, at home against Florida State or in last week’s close loss at Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium — where the Tar Heels led by 16 just before halftime before faltering in the second half. Instead, the Tar Heels coasted and led just 63-55 with less than 7 minutes left before the decisive spurt.

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Pressure’s on Signing Clowney ups expectations at USC BY PETE IACOBELLI Associated Press


Tyler Zeller (44) shoots over Ty Walker, left, and Tony Chennault.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Bit by bit, Steve Spurrier has added pieces to South Carolina’s roster and now has the kind of football team he loves to coach: One with reliable receivers, a dependable run game and a defense he can count on to get him the ball back. Spurrier landed the nation’s No. 1 recruit this year in South Pointe defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, adding to the program’s momentum. Things began to click last fall in Spurrier’s sixth season as his Gamecocks won nine games, beat a No. 1

team for the first time in school history and reached the Southeastern Conference title game. Now expectations are soaring — some seven months before kickoff. Spurrier em- CLOWNEY braces the excitement, saying signing players “like Jadeveon ups our expectations,” which is exactly what he wants to do. “We want to raise expectations as high as we can around here and



Holy spit Tiger says he’s sorry for actions BY DOUG FERGUSON Associated Press

It's hard enough for Tiger Woods to live up to the standards he set with a golf club in his hand. It's proving even tougher to live up to his own words. Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of his speech at Sawgrass, his first public comments since Woods was WOODS exposed for cheating on his wife. What seems to be getting a lot of attention now are 15 words from that 131/2-minute statement. "When I do return, I need to make my behavior more respectful of the game." His behavior was lacking in Dubai. A British television commentator certainly thought so when he saw Woods, who was making a mess of the 12th hole in the final round, squat to read a putt and then turn his head to the side and spit on the green. "You look at his work ethic and he's a credit to the game, an inspiration to all of those who are trying to become professional golfers," said Ewen Murray of Sky Sports. "But some parts of him are just arrogant and petulant. Somebody now has to come onto this green behind him and maybe putt over his spit. It doesn't get much lower than that." Actually, it does get slightly lower when it comes to expectorations. Imagine being in the group behind Sergio Garcia when he bent over and dropped a loogie into the cup after missing a short putt on the 13th hole at Doral in 2007.

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North Rowan Pierre Givens, center, and Chatham Central's Conner Fewell (52) fight for the basketball.

Bad news, Bears North too powerful for Chatham Central BY RONNIE GALLAGHER

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Malik Ford (25) blocked six shots against the Bears.

SPENCER — Basketball coaches all have one thing N. Rowan 70 in common. They C. Central 38 like to see kids play with heart. And after Andrew Mitchell’s second-seeded North Rowan Cavaliers routed Chatham Central 70-38 Tuesday night in the Yadkin Valley Conference tournament, he wanted to say a few words about the Bears, a

team North pasted 75-18 last week. “I said if they have any kind of heart, they’ll come back and play hard,” Mitchell said. “The first time, I think they feared us. Tonight was about heart and they played much better.” Of course, showing heart still wasn’t enough against the powerful Cavaliers (19-5), who raced out to an 8-0 lead when Malik Ford dunked and never looked back. But the Bears (4-20) did put forth an effort, even scoring seven straight in the third quarter. “We never had back-to-back bas-

kets last week,” Central coach Bill Slaughter said. “I just wanted us to compete.” Then it was Slaughter’s turn to praise the Cavaliers. “They’ve got a shot to make it deep in the playoffs,” he said. “They shoot well from the perimeter. They’ve got the big guys inside with Ford and (Javon) Hargrave. They’ve got a good mix.” That mix was on display Tuesday


10 years later, Childress keeps promise BY CHRIS JENKINS Associated Press

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It’s hard to imagine anybody would have blamed Richard Childress for just walking away, vowing never to set foot at another racetrack after losing his star driver and close friend, Dale Earnhardt. And for a few days after Earnhardt died in a crash at the Daytona 500 a decade ago, that was Childress’ plan. “Probably all the way up until Tuesday,” Childress said recently. “Sunday night, definitely. My wife and I talked about it. Monday I talked about it. I thought about a lot of things.”

The Tuesday after the accident, Childress was sitting by himself on the dock at then-NASCAR boss Bill France Jr.’s house. He thought back to a hunting trip he and Earnhardt once went on in New Mexico, when Earnhardt’s horse slipped on ice in the mountains and pushed them dangerously close to what could have been a fatal fall. That night, each man agreed to go on racing if the other died. Painful as it might have been, Childress kept his promise. After a series of uneven performances in the decade since Earnhardt’s death, Richard Childress Racing has reclaimed its place as one of the

strongest in NASCAR. RCR driver Kevin Harvick came close to knocking Jimmie Johnson off his championship perch last year, and is one of the favorites to do it this season. That won’t make this week’s 10-year anniversary of Earnhardt’s death any easier for Childress. “I try to block that day out,” Childress said. “When I go to Daytona, I always take a look over in Turn 4. We also lost Neil Bonnett over there, which was a couple hundred feet away from there. I think about that every time I pull in there.”


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TV Sports Wednesday, Feb. 16 AUTO RACING 10:30 a.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Daytona 500, at Daytona Beach, Fla. 1:30 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Daytona 500, at Daytona Beach, Fla. 4:30 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Truck Series, practice for NextEra Energy Resources 250, at Daytona Beach, Fla. MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Louisville at Cincinnati ESPN2 — Duke at Virginia 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Oklahoma St. at Texas 11 p.m. ESPN2 — Saint Mary’s, Calif. at San Diego NBA BASKETBALL 9 p.m. ESPN — Denver at Milwaukee NHL HOCKEY 8 p.m. VERSUS — Minnesota at Chicago

Area schedule Wednesday, February 16 PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL 6 p.m. Salisbury vs. Lexington (at East Davidson, CCC tournament semifinal) 6 p.m. East Rowan vs. North Iredell (at Carson, NPC tournament semifinal) PREP BOYS BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m. Salisbury vs. East Davidson (at East Davidson, CCC tournament semifinal) COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m. Virginia Union at Livingstone 8 p.m. Lenoir-Rhyne at Catawba COLLEGE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 5:30 p.m. Virginia Union at Livingstone 6 p.m. Lenoir-Rhyne at Catawba COLLEGE BASEBALL 2:30 p.m. Carson-Newman at Pfeiffer COLLEGE SOFTBALL 1:30 p.m. Catawba at Pfeiffer

Prep hoops Tournaments YVC girls Monday’s first-round scores (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 (1) North Moore (19-5) vs. (4) E. Montgomery (12-10), 6 p.m. Thursday’s semifinal at South Davidson (6) South Davidson (11-12) vs. (7) South Stanly (7-15), 6 p.m. Friday’s final at South Davidson NM-EM winner vs. SD-SS winner, 6 p.m. CCC girls Tuesday’s first-round scores (3) Thomasville 62, (6) West Davidson 24 (4) Lexington 47, (5) East Davidson 37 Wednesday’s semifinal at East Davidson (1) Salisbury (19-1) vs. (4) Lexington (11-12), 6 p.m. Thursday’s semifinal at East Davidson (2) Central Davidson (18-4) vs. (3) Thomasville (19-5), 6 p.m. Friday’s final at East Davidson SHS-Lexington winner vs. CD-Thomasville winner, 6 p.m. NPC girls Monday’s first-round scores (3) West Rowan 74, (6) West Iredell 41 (2) Carson 50, (7) Statesville 27 (4) East Rowan 54, (5) South Rowan 42 Wednesday’s semifinal at Carson (1) North Iredell (19-1) vs. (4) East Rowan (8-13), 6 p.m. Thursday’s semifinal at Carson (2) Carson (17-5) vs. (3) W. Rowan (16-8), 6 p.m. Friday’s final at Carson NI-ER winner vs. Carson-WR winner, 6:30 p.m. SPC girls Monday’s first-round scores (1) Concord 72, (8) Cox Mill 40 (2) Hickory Ridge 50, (7) C. Cabarrus 37 (3) Robinson 66, (6) Mount Pleasant 21 (5) A.L. Brown 71, (4) NW Cabarrus 57 Tuesday’s semifinal scores (1) Concord d. (5) A.L. Brown, score N/A (2) Hickory Ridge 60, (3) Robinson 56 Friday’s final at Cox Mill (1) Concord (18-6) vs. (2) Hickory Ridge (18-7), 6 p.m. CPC girls Monday’s first-round scores (5) Reagan 40, (4) Davie 35 (3) West Forsyth 64, (6) N. Davidson 36 Wednesday’s semifinals at Mount Tabor (1) Mount Tabor (19-3) vs. (5) Reagan (7-15), 6 p.m. (2) R.J. Reynolds (16-6) vs. (3) W. Forsyth (15-7), 7:30 p.m. Friday’s final at Mount Tabor Mount Tabor-Reagan winner vs. RJR-WF winner, 6 p.m. YVC boys Tuesday’s first-round scores (1) Albemarle 81, (8) Gray Stone 43 (2) North Rowan 70, (7) Chat. Central 38 (5) S. Davidson 83, (4) North Moore 53 (3) W. Mont. vs. (6) E. Mont., N/A Wednesday’s semifinal at South Davidson (1) Albemarle (18-3) vs. (5) South Davidson (14-10), 7:30 p.m. Thursday’s semifinal at South Davidson (2) North Rowan (19-5) vs. (3) WM-EM winner, 7:30 p.m. Friday’s final at South Davidson Championship, 7:30 p.m. CCC boys Monday’s first-round scores (3) Thomasville 71, (6) W. Davidson 66 (4) E. Davidson 83, (5) C. Davidson 73, 2OT Wednesday’s semifinal at East Davidson (1) Salisbury (19-1) vs. (4) East Davidson (13-11), 7:30 p.m. Thursday’s semifinal at East Davidson (2) Lexington (13-11) vs. (3) Thomasville (1014), 7:30 p.m. Friday’s final at East Davidson Championship, 7:30 p.m. NPC boys Monday’s first-round scores (3) West Iredell 73, (6) S. 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 (8-13) vs. (1) Statesville (17-4), 7:30 p.m. Thursday’s semifinal at Carson (2) West Rowan (13-10) vs. (3) West Iredell (13-9), 7:30 p.m. Friday’s final at Carson NI-Statesville winner vs. WR-WI winner, 8 p.m. SPC boys Monday’s first-round scores (1) Concord 81, (8) Mount Pleasant 52 (2) NW Cabarrus 66, Cox Mill 51 (3) Hickory Ridge 69, (6) Robinson 66 (5) C. Cabarrus 94, (5) A.L. Brown 75 Wednesday’s semifinals at Cox Mill (1) Concord (20-3) vs. (5) Central Cabarrus (15-9), 6 p.m. (2) NW Cabarrus (17-7) vs. (3) Hickory Ridge (16-8), 7:30 p.m. Friday’s final at Cox Mill Concord-Central winner vs. NWC-HR winner, 7:30 p.m. CPC boys Tuesday’s first-round scores (5) West Forsyth 63, (4) R.J. Reynolds 54 (6) North Davidson 47, (3) Davie 46 Thursday’s semifinals at Mount Tabor

(1) Reagan (22-0) vs. (5) West Forsyth (8-15), 6 p.m. (2) Mount Tabor (20-4) vs. (6) North Davidson (10-12), 7:30 p.m. Friday’s final at Mount Tabor Reagan-West Forsyth winner vs. MT-ND winner, 7:30 p.m. poll 1A boys Record Pts 1. Princeton (5) 22-1 107 20-3 105 2. Cherryville (3) 3. N. Edgecombe (4) 19-2 97 4. Pender 16-4 90 16-6 61 5. Goldsboro 6. Albemarle 18-3 49 7. Camden 17-5 38 19-5 33 8. North Rowan 9. Rocky Mt. Prep 17-11 29 10. W-Salem Prep 17-9 14 Others — East Surry (17-4); Lejeune (18-5); Murphy (16-5) ; Perquimans; Hendersonville (14-6); East Carteret (146); Plymouth (15-4); Hiwassee Dam (188); West Montgomery (13-7); Monroe (14-8). 2A boys Record Pts 1. Smoky Mtn. (11) 21-0 119 102 2. E. Rutherford (1) 17-1 3. Fairmont 17-0 94 4. Cummings 21-2 76 18-2 74 5. West Caldwell 6. Berry 19-2 61 7. Clinton 22-2 50 17-5 30 8. Kinston 9. HP Andrews 19-2 18 10, Jordan-Matthews 20-3 12 Others — Starmount (16-4); Salisbury (16-5); Mountain Heritage (17-6); West Stokes (18-5); West Bladen (18-3). 3A boys Record Pts 1. Hunter Huss (12) 21-2 120 18-4 95 2. Southern Lee 3. Concord 19-3 80 4. Westover 19-3 72 18-5 65 5. NE Guilford 6. Hickory 20-3 58 7. Erwin 19-3 44 33 8. Hertford County 18-4 9. Chapel Hill 16-4 30 10. South Central 19-4 28 Others — Burns (17-4); Triton (17-3); Freedom (19-5); Statesville (17-4); North Forsyth (16-7). 4A boys Record Pts 1. Reagan (9) 22-0 115 21-0 107 2. Garner (2) 3. Olympic 23-1 95 4. Terry Sanford (1) 21-2 89 19-2 74 5. West Charlotte 6. New Hanover 18-4 46 7. Wakefield 19-3 33 8. Butler 19-3 25 20-3 23 9. Middle Creek 10. Davie County 18-4 19 Others — Mount Tabor (20-4); Pinecrest (20-4); North Meck (20-4); Broughton (19-4). Record Pts 1A girls 1. River Mill (9) 29-1 115 2. McGuinness (3) 17-6 104 19-2 94 3. SW Onslow 4. Mount Airy 21-3 86 5. Cherokee 19-3 74 19-5 47 6. Avery 7. Southside 16-3 45 8. East Wilkes 17-4 35 18-4 26 9. Murphy 10. Goldsboro 17-3 18 Others — Lakewood (18-5); North Moore (18-5); Robbinsville (17-5); Jones (13-4). Record Pts 2A girls 1. Salisbury (9) 19-1 113 2. Shelby 21-0 103 23-1 92 3. East Bladen (1) 4. Bunn (1) 20-0 86 5. Berry 19-1 71 19-1 61 6. North Surry 7. Newton-Conover 19-2 51 8. Northside-Jaxx 20-2 36 21-3 20 9. Bandys 10. Ashe (1) 20-2 18 Others — Granville Central (21-3); Clinton (21-3); Central Davidson (18-4); Thomasville (19-5); Bertie (18-3); Wilkes Central (21-4); Graham (18-5); JordanMatthews (18-5). 3A girls Record Pts 1. North Iredell (11) 19-1 118 22-1 107 2. South Point 3. Forestview (1) 18-4 91 4. Rocky Mount 21-3 73 19-4 68 5. South Central 6. Parkwood 19-2 54 7. Hickory 21-2 46 21-3 26 8. Union Pines 9. Northern Nash 18-2 19 10. Northern Guilford 20-3 16 18-3 16 10. Ledford Others — Asheboro (20-4); Erwin (174); Williams (22-2); Carson (17-5); R-S Central (17-5). 4A girls Record Pts 24-0 120 1. Butler (12) 2. Green Hope 21-1 103 3. South View 22-0 99 22-2 77 4. Dudley 5. Millbrook 23-1 74 6. SE Raleigh 20-3 58 19-2 43 7. Hopewell 8. SW Guilford 22-2 33 9. Mallard Creek 20-4 18 19-3 16 10. Mount Tabor Others — Northern Durham (20-2); Hoggard (19-3); TC Roberson (18-3); Richmond County (19-2).

College hoops Standings ACC ACC Overall Duke 10-1 23-2 9-2 19-6 North Carolina Florida State 8-3 18-7 Virginia Tech 7-4 17-7 6-5 17-8 Clemson Boston College 6-5 16-9 Maryland 5-6 16-10 4-7 16-10 Miami N.C. State 3-7 13-11 Virginia 3-7 12-12 3-8 10-14 Georgia Tech Wake Forest 1-10 8-18 Tuesday’s games Miami 78, UNC Greensboro 58 North Carolina 78, Wake Forest 64 Virginia Tech 91, Maryland 83 Wednesday’s games Duke at Virginia, 7 p.m., ESPN2 Chattanooga at Georgia Tech, 7:30 p.m. Thursday’s game Clemson at N.C. State, ESPN2 Saturday’s games Florida State at Wake Forest, 1 p.m., ACC Network Virginia Tech at Virginia, 1 p.m., ACC Network Boston College at North Carolina, 4 p.m., ESPN

Southeastern Eastern SEC Overall Florida 9-2 20-5 Vanderbilt 6-4 18-6 Georgia 6-4 17-7 Kentucky 6-5 18-7 Tennessee 5-5 15-10 South Carolina 4-6 13-10 Western SEC Overall Alabama 8-2 16-8 Arkansas 5-6 15-9 Mississippi State 5-6 13-12 Mississippi 4-6 16-9 LSU 2-8 10-15 Auburn 2-8 9-15 Tuesday’s game Kentucky 85, Mississippi State 79 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. Thursday’s game Alabama at LSU, 9 p.m,, ESPN

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

SAC 14-0 9-5 8-6 8-6 7-7 6-8 6-8 6-8 5-9 1-13

Overall 22-0 14-8 14-10 11-13 10-12 11-11 10-11 9-13 9-13 2-20


SCOREBOARD Wednesday’s games Lenoir-Rhyne at Catawba Mars Hill at Carson-Newman Newberry at Wingate Lincoln Memorial at Brevard Tusculum at Anderson Saturday’s games Catawba at Tusculum Carson-Newman at Newberry Mars Hill at Wingate Lincoln Memorial at Anderson Brevard at Lenoir-Rhyne

CIAA Division Overall Northern Bowie State 9-1 20-4 Virginia Union 7-2 12-7 6-4 16-8 Elizabeth City State St. Paul’s 4-4 8-13 Virginia State 2-6 3-19 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 Livingstone 3-4 12-9 4-3 12-10 Fayetteville State Johnson C. Smith 2-5 13-9 St. Augustine’s 2-5 8-15 Wednesday’s games Salem International at Lincoln Johnson & Wales at Fayetteville State Virginia Union at Livingstone Saturday’s games Bowie State at Virginia State Chowan at St. Paul’s Livingstone at St. Augustine’s Virginia Union at Lincoln Winston-Salem State at J.C. Smith Fayetteville State at Shaw

Conference Carolinas CC Overall Queens 12-2 16-6 Limestone 11-3 17-5 9-6 14-9 Barton Pfeiffer 8-6 10-12 St. Andrews 8-7 12-11 7-7 12-10 Belmont Abbey Mount Olive 6-8 12-11 Coker 6-8 8-13 2-12 6-16 Lees-McRae Erskine 1-11 3-18 Tuesday’s games Barton 67, Queens 64 Mount Olive 71, Coker 65 Erskine 74, Allen 68 Limestone 68, Lees-McRae 54 Thursday’s games Pfeiffer at Barton Queens at Erskine Limestone at Belmont Abbey Coker at St. Andrews

Notable boxes UNC 78, Wake Forest 64 WAKE FOREST (8-18) McKie 3-11 0-0 7, Desrosiers 0-2 0-0 0, Clark 3-8 6-6 13, Terrell 6-10 2-2 18, Harris 1-12 2-2 4, Walker 4-6 0-0 8, Stewart 15 0-0 3, Chennault 2-4 0-0 4, Mescheriakov 2-2 0-0 4, Godwin 0-0 0-0 0, Ingle 0-0 0-0 0, Keenan 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 23-61 10-10 64. NORTH CAROLINA (19-6) Barnes 7-20 2-2 17, Zeller 6-9 6-6 18, Henson 5-11 4-10 14, Strickland 0-6 2-2 2, Marshall 1-3 0-0 3, Bullock 2-7 0-0 5, Knox 2-5 0-0 4, McDonald 3-9 5-6 13, Watts 0-0 0-0 0, Bolick 0-0 2-2 2, Hatchell 0-1 0-0 0, Cooper 0-0 0-0 0, Dupont 0-0 0-0 0, Crouch 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-71 21-28 78. Halftime—North Carolina 41-28. 3-Point Goals—Wake Forest 8-20 (Terrell 4-8, Keenan 1-1, Stewart 1-3, McKie 1-3, Clark 1-4, Harris 0-1), North Carolina 5-27 (McDonald 2-6, Marshall 1-1, Bullock 1-6, Barnes 1-8, Hatchell 0-1, Strickland 0-5). Fouled Out—Mescheriakov, Terrell. Rebounds—Wake Forest 35 (McKie 9), North Carolina 50 (Henson 13). Assists—Wake Forest 8 (Harris 3), North Carolina 20 (Marshall 8). Total Fouls—Wake Forest 25, North Carolina 12. A—2,029.

Miami 78, UNC-G 58 MIAMI (16-10) Jones 2-5 0-0 4, Johnson 0-2 2-2 2, Scott 3-7 4-6 12, Grant 5-10 2-2 16, Adams 6-11 4-5 16, Akpejiori 0-1 2-2 2, Brown 0-4 0-0 0, Thomas 6-11 0-0 18, Swoope 0-1 0-0 0, Gamble 3-5 2-4 8. Totals 25-57 16-21 78. UNC-GREENSBORO (5-20) Williams 0-2 0-0 0, Henry 5-11 2-2 12, Brackett 2-7 3-3 7, Randall 6-11 0-0 13, Evans 1-5 4-4 6, Parker 0-1 0-0 0, VanDussen 2-4 0-0 4, Simpson 2-13 2-2 6, Henegar 1-4 0-0 3, Cole 3-6 0-0 7. Totals 22-64 11-11 58. Halftime—Miami 35-28. 3-Point Goals— Miami 12-24 (Thomas 6-10, Grant 4-8, Scott 2-3, Brown 0-1, Adams 0-2), UNC-Greensboro 3-20 (Henegar 1-2, Cole 1-3, Randall 1-4, Henry 0-1, Brackett 0-1, VanDussen 01, Parker 0-1, Simpson 0-3, Evans 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Miami 42 (Scott 12), UNC-Greensboro 34 (Brackett 7). Assists—Miami 11 (Grant 3), UNC-Greensboro 6 (Parker, VanDussen 2). Total Fouls— Miami 12, UNC-Greensboro 17. A—3,102.

Va. Tech 91, Maryland 83 MARYLAND (16-10) Bowie 1-5 1-2 3, Mosley 2-2 0-0 4, Howard 4-7 1-1 10, Gregory 3-7 5-6 12, Williams 714 2-2 16, Stoglin 7-12 10-10 25, Palsson 1-2 1-2 3, Tucker 4-10 1-1 10, Padgett 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-59 21-24 83. VIRGINIA TECH (17-7) Green 7-15 4-7 20, Delaney 3-14 14-14 22, Allen 7-13 2-2 16, Bell 5-5 1-4 16, Davila 79 0-1 14, Garland 0-3 2-2 2, Atkins 0-3 0-0 0, Eddie 0-2 1-2 1. Totals 29-64 24-32 91. Halftime—Maryland 44-41. 3-Point Goals—Maryland 4-14 (Gregory 1-1, Stoglin 1-2, Howard 1-4, Tucker 1-6, Bowie 0-1), Virginia Tech 9-23 (Bell 5-5, Green 2-6, Delaney 2-6, Eddie 0-1, Allen 0-1, Garland 02, Atkins 0-2). Fouled Out—Mosley. Rebounds—Maryland 33 (Williams 9), Virginia Tech 35 (Allen 11). Assists—Maryland 16 (Stoglin 6), Virginia Tech 19 (Delaney, Green 5). Total Fouls—Maryland 21, Virginia Tech 18. A—9,686.

Ohio St. 71, Michigan St. 61 MICHIGAN ST. (14-11) Green 3-7 2-2 10, Sherman 3-3 0-0 6, Lucas 7-15 0-0 14, Appling 2-3 0-0 4, Summers 0-1 0-0 0, Payne 4-7 2-3 10, Roe 0-0 0-0 0, Thornton 1-2 0-0 2, Kebler 4-6 0-0 8, Nix 3-3 1-1 7. Totals 27-47 5-6 61. OHIO ST. (25-1) Sullinger 3-8 5-6 11, Lauderdale 2-2 2-2 6, Lighty 4-9 3-6 12, Diebler 2-7 6-6 12, Buford 9-15 2-2 23, Thomas 0-1 0-0 0, Craft 1-7 5-7 7. Totals 21-49 23-29 71. Halftime—Ohio St. 35-34. 3-Point Goals— Michigan St. 2-5 (Green 2-3, Lucas 0-1, Summers 0-1), Ohio St. 6-17 (Buford 3-4, Diebler 2-7, Lighty 1-4, Craft 0-2). Fouled Out— Green. Rebounds—Michigan St. 30 (Appling, Green 6), Ohio St. 22 (Lighty 6). Assists— Michigan St. 12 (Lucas 5), Ohio St. 10 (Craft 4). Total Fouls—Michigan St. 26, Ohio St. 12. Technical—Green. A—18,809.

Other scores EAST Boston U. 85, UMBC 53 Delaware 72, Northeastern 66 Hofstra 81, William & Mary 78, OT James Madison 72, Towson 61 Ohio 76, Buffalo 69 Villanova 60, Seton Hall 57 SOUTH Austin Peay 73, Jacksonville St. 70 Chas. Southern 79, UNC Asheville 70 Gardner-Webb 59, Coastal Carolina 57 George Mason 71, VCU 51 High Point 70, Winthrop 69, 2OT Old Dominion 60, Georgia St. 43 Oral Roberts 81, Centenary 61 Presbyterian 52, Radford 49, OT UNC Wilmington 51, Drexel 43 VMI 79, Liberty 69 MIDWEST Akron 89, Bowling Green 54 Ball St. 83, Toledo 62 Butler 64, Wis.-Green Bay 62 Missouri 92, Texas Tech 84 Missouri St. 60, Drake 51 N. Iowa 80, Bradley 70 Ohio St. 71, Michigan St. 61 St. John's 80, Marquette 68 W. Michigan 77, N. Illinois 65 Wichita St. 80, Evansville 74 SOUTHWEST Baylor 64, Wayland Baptist 50

NBA Standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB 39 14 .736 — Boston New York 27 26 .509 12 Philadelphia 26 29 .473 14 17 39 .304 231⁄2 New Jersey Toronto 15 40 .273 25 Southeast Division W L Pct GB 40 15 .727 — Miami Atlanta 34 20 .630 51⁄2 Orlando 35 21 .625 51⁄2 24 32 .429 161⁄2 CHARLOTTE Washington 15 38 .283 24 Central Division W L Pct GB 37 16 .698 — Chicago Indiana 24 29 .453 13 Milwaukee 21 33 .389 161⁄2 20 36 .357 181⁄2 Detroit Cleveland 9 46 .164 29 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB 46 9 .836 — San Antonio Dallas 38 16 .704 71⁄2 New Orleans 33 23 .589 131⁄2 31 26 .544 16 Memphis Houston 26 30 .464 201⁄2 Northwest Division W L Pct GB .648 — Oklahoma City 35 19 Portland 31 24 .564 41⁄2 Denver 31 25 .554 5 31 25 .554 5 Utah 1 Minnesota 13 42 .236 22 ⁄2 Pacific Division W L Pct GB 38 18 .679 — L.A. Lakers Phoenix 27 26 .509 91⁄2 Golden State 24 29 .453 121⁄2 20 35 .364 171⁄2 L.A. Clippers Sacramento 13 39 .250 23 Tuesday’s Games Miami 110, Indiana 103 Chicago 106, CHARLOTTE 94 Memphis 102, Philadelphia 91 Oklahoma City 126, Sacramento 96 Phoenix 102, Utah 101 New Orleans at Golden State, late Wednesday’s Games Washington at Orlando, 7 p.m. Miami at Toronto, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Boston, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at New York, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Golden State at Utah, 9 p.m. Denver at Milwaukee, 9 p.m. New Orleans at Portland, 10 p.m.

From staff reports

North Rowan track athletes Sam Starks, Meloney Ramos and Teaunna Cuthbertson are headed to the New Balance Indoor Nationals next month. The meet will be held at New York City’s Armory Track & Field Center on March 11-13. Cuthbertson, a junior, earned AllAmerican honors last March at Nike Indoor Nationals in Boston. She’s overcome injuries during the past few months, and is looking more like her old self. At last weekend’s 1A/2A/3A State Championships held in Fayetteville, Cuthbertson fouled on each of her attempts in the long jump final, but coach Robert Steele said she looked strong and may well have won with any of her jumps had she been able to get her timing down. Starks will compete in the 55-meter hurdles. The senior ran 7.69 in the event to take second place in the state indoor meet behind West Rowan’s Daishion Barger. Also heading to New York is North senior Meloney Ramos, who’s coming off a great state indoor meet in which she posted two second places and a third. She’ll compete in the 55meter hurdles in New York. She was second in the event in the state meet in a time of 8.47 seconds. Donations to help with expenses are appreciated and can be made through North track and field.

 Prep hoops

Notable box Bulls 106, Bobcats 94 CHARLOTTE (94) Wallace 3-9 0-0 6, Diaw 7-11 3-4 18, K.Brown 1-1 0-0 2, Augustin 1-4 2-2 5, Jackson 7-16 6-6 20, Mohammed 2-4 0-0 4, Henderson 6-9 10-12 22, McGuire 2-3 0-0 4, Livingston 4-10 5-6 13, D.Brown 0-0 0-0 0, Collins 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 33-69 26-30 94. CHICAGO (106) Deng 10-19 3-4 24, Boozer 7-13 2-3 16, K.Thomas 3-4 0-0 6, Rose 5-14 8-9 18, Bogans 3-5 0-0 9, Gibson 2-6 7-10 11, Brewer 2-5 1-2 5, Asik 1-2 0-0 2, Watson 0-2 0-0 0, Korver 5-5 2-2 15, Johnson 0-1 0-0 0, Scalabrine 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 38-76 23-30 106. 23 22 28 21 — 94 Charlotte Chicago 29 23 26 28 — 106 3-Point Goals—Charlotte 2-11 (Augustin 1-3, Diaw 1-4, Collins 0-1, Wallace 0-1, Jackson 0-2), Chicago 7-14 (Korver 3-3, Bogans 3-4, Deng 1-3, Brewer 0-1, Rose 03). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Charlotte 44 (Wallace 8), Chicago 41 (Boozer 9). Assists—Charlotte 22 (Jackson 6), Chicago 25 (Rose 13). Total Fouls—Charlotte 25, Chicago 21. Technicals—Chicago Coach Thibodeau, Chicago defensive three second 3. A—21,391 (20,917).

NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OTPts GF Philadelphia 56 37 14 5 79 186 Pittsburgh 58 35 19 4 74 173 N.Y. Rangers 58 30 24 4 64 162 N.Y. Islanders 57 21 29 7 49 155 New Jersey 56 22 30 4 48 120 Northeast Division GP W L OTPts GF 57 31 19 7 69 175 Boston Montreal 58 31 20 7 69 153 Buffalo 55 27 22 6 60 164 57 24 27 6 54 148 Toronto Ottawa 57 18 30 9 45 129 Southeast Division GP W L OTPts GF Tampa Bay 57 34 17 6 74 175 Washington 57 29 18 10 68 153 57 27 22 8 62 168 Carolina Atlanta 58 25 23 10 60 167 Florida 55 24 24 7 55 146 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OTPts GF Detroit 56 34 16 6 74 187 Nashville 57 30 19 8 68 151 56 28 22 6 62 177 Chicago Columbus 56 28 23 5 61 152 St. Louis 55 25 21 9 59 148 Northwest Division GP W L OTPts GF 58 37 12 9 83 196 Vancouver Calgary 59 29 22 8 66 177 Minnesota 56 30 21 5 65 147 57 25 26 6 56 171 Colorado Edmonton 57 17 32 8 42 141 Pacific Division GP W L OTPts GF Phoenix 58 30 19 9 69 165 Anaheim 57 32 21 4 68 159 57 31 20 6 68 160 Dallas San Jose 58 31 21 6 68 160 Los Angeles 56 31 22 3 65 156 Tuesday’s Games Buffalo 3, Montreal 2, SO N.Y. Islanders 4, Ottawa 3, SO Philadelphia 4, Tampa Bay 3, SO Toronto 4, Boston 3 San Jose 2, Nashville 1, OT Vancouver 4, Minnesota 1 Edmonton 4, Dallas 1 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.

Cavs to compete in NYC

GA 142 141 144 189 158 GA 139 146 164 177 190 GA 176 143 175 188 148 GA 163 135 158 168 164 GA 137 173 149 195 194 GA 162 157 162 152 132

Transactions BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB—Suspended Boston minor league RHP William Abreu (Dominican Summer League) and free agent minor league RHP Joseph Carpabire 50 games each for testing positive for each tested positive for performance-enhancing substances. American League BOSTON RED SOX—Traded RHP Robert Coello to the Chicago Cubs for 2B Tony Thomas. CLEVELAND INDIANS—Named Eduardo Perez and Jason Bere special assistants to baseball operations. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Agreed to terms with INF Kelly Johnson on a oneyear contract. NEW YORK METS—Agreed to terms with RHP Jason Isringhausen on a minor league contract. FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS—Named Louie Cioffi defensive backs coach. BALTIMORE RAVENS—Designated DT Haloti Ngata as the franchise player. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS—Named Jim Zorn quarterbacks coach. NEW YORK JETS—Desinated LB David Harris as the franchise player. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES—Designated QB Michael Vick as the the franchise player and PK David Akers as the transition player. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS—Designated WR Vincent Jackson as the franchise player. TENNESSEE TITANS—Named Chris Palmer offensive coordinator. COLLEGE ELON—Named Ed Pinkham defensive coordinator, Ron Mattes offensive line coach and Dan O’Brien defensive backs coach. NORTH CAROLINA STATE—Named Everette Sands running backs coach.

South Rowan senior Johnathan Gaddy ended a sensational individual season on Monday when the Raiders (6-17) were eliminated from the NPC tournament by West Iredell. Gaddy scored 25 points in his last outing. Even with South playing a relatively short season, Gaddy’s 462 points rank seventh in school history for a single season. He scored one more point than John Davis did in 1987. Davis is now the Raiders’ coach. Gaddy averaged 20.1 points a game and is only the fourth in school history to average 20-plus for a season. The others are Carlos Dixon (1999, 24.4), Carmichael Reid (1992, 21.4) and Jerry Franks (1968, 20.4).  It’s a light night as far as the local prep tournaments. At Carson, East Rowan’s girls take on North Iredell, ranked No. 1 in 3A, at 6 p.m. in a North Piedmont semifinal. That game will be followed by Statesville’s top-seeded boys against No. 5 seed North Iredell. In Thursday’s semifinals at Carson, West Rowan’s girls play Carson and West Rowan’s boys play West Iredell.  In CCC semifinals tonight, topseeded Salisbury squads will be in action at East Davidson. The top-ranked Salisbury girls take on Lexington at 6 p.m., while the SHS boys face host East Davidson at 7:30 p.m.  Austin Hatfield scored 29 points, Taylor Hatfield scored 22, and Will Collins had 16 assists as South Davidson’s boys routed North Moore 83-53 in a YVC first-round game on Tuesday. South Davidson, the fifth-seeded tournament host, takes on top seed Albemarle tonight.  Davie’s third-seeded boys were knocked off by No. 6 North Davidson 47-46 in the opening round of the CPC tournament on Tuesday. Davie’s been hit hard by the flu. Cody Martin missed the game, and three more key players were under the weather. Shannon Dillard led the War Eagles with 13 points.  A.L. Brown’s boys lost to Central Cabarrus 94-75 in the first round of the SPC tournament Monday despite 28 points by senior Teven Jones. The Wonders will be the SPC’s No. 5 seed for the state playoffs.  Northwest Cabarrus’ secondseeded boys beat Cox Mill 66-51 in the first round of the SPC tournament Monday night. Ameer Jackson scored 23, and Corey Seager added 13.  A.L. Brown’s fifth-seeded girls got 20 points from Aaliyah Spears in a 71-57 win against Northwest Cabarrus in the first round of the SPC tournament on Monday. Zebresha Blakeney (12), Raven Phifer (11) and Jayana Lott (10) also scored in double figures for the Wonders.

 North Hills hoops Abby Lane had 22 points, seven rebounds, four steals and four assists to lead the North Hills varsity girls basketball team to a 48-31 win against Mooresville Christian Academy. Laura Butner had 11 points and six rebounds for the Eagles, and Candace-Craige Lyerly added eight points and eight rebounds.  The North Hills varsity boys team beat Mooresville Christian 8679. Justin Wright had 32 points and eight assists for the Eagles. J’quille Tracey had 16 points and six rebounds. Moussa Doucara had 15 points and six boards. Taylor Kriminger scored 12 points. Trent Gobble had 10 points and seven boards.  The North Hills middle school boys defeated Covenant Classical 5827. Jay Wood scored 19 points, and Luke Humble had 16. Leonard Murdock added seven.

guys came out Tuesday,” South Rowan coach Thad Chrismon said. “We’ve got kids who have improved tremendously. We’ve got boys who have transformed into men through the weight room. We’re excited.” Several scrimmages are on tap Saturday, including Carson at Asheboro; Mount Tabor at East Rowan; West Rowan at South Stanly, and South Rowan at Mount Pleasant. The regular season opens Feb. 28.

 College baseball Army freshman Jon Crucitti (West Rowan) will play close to home in a tournament at Davidson this weekend. Army plays Radford at 2 p.m. on Friday, takes on Davidson at noon on Saturday, tangles with Radford against Saturday at 7 p.m., and faces Georgetown at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Crucitti is the top backup in left field and right field.  Jason Ridenhour (North Rowan) and Tanner Brown (North) pitched Bryan College to a doubleheader sweep of Indiana University Southeast on Saturday. Ridenhour pitched a five-hitter and struck out eight to win the opener 8-2. Brown worked six innings to record a 6-4 victory in the nightcap. Billy Veal (North) had two hits for Bryan’s Lions in the first game.  Pfeiffer lost to undefeated and 18th-ranked UNC Pembroke 4-3 in 11 innings on Tuesday. Eric Shoemaker hit a two-run homer in the ninth for the Falcons to force extra innings.

 College basketball Catawba is home tonight against Lenoir-Rhyne for a doubleheader starting at 6 p.m. It’s a critical game for the Catawba men, who are in ninth place. The top eight in the 10-team league qualify for the SAC tourney.  Livingstone is home tonight against Virginia Union for a doubleheader that starts at 5:30 p.m.  Darius Moose (Carson) shot 7for-8 from the field and scored 15 points as Brevard edged Young Harris (Ga.) 72-69 on Monday.  Johnson C. Smith’s Thaddeus Williams (Salisbury) started for the Golden Bulls and shot 2-for-2 from the floor with three assists in a 76-70 loss to Shaw on Monday.

 Local tennis Two local Junior USTA Players competed in the Greensboro Indoor Level 3 Championships. Chad Hoskins beat the No. 2 seed, Winston-Salem’s Dillon Segur, in straight sets in a semifinal before losing in the final to Raleigh’s Kevin Le. Lewis Young won in straight sets against Burlington’s Clinton Russell in the first round and lost to Le in the round of 16.  Pfeiffer swept doubles and beat Catawba’s women’s tennis team 7-2 on Tuesday. Catawba fell to 6-5.

 Local golf Sixty-five GARS members played at Crescent Golf Club on Monday. Low ‘A’ flight player was Don Bishop with a net of 67.47. Low ‘B’ flight player with a net of 67.02 was Ron Ervin. Low ‘C’ flight player with a net of 70.91 was Julian Altman. Low ‘D’ flight player with a net of 66.08 was Jim Morgan.

 Local wrestling Thirty elementary and middle schools wrestlers representing RoCo Wrestling competed in the North Carolina USA States at Winston-Salem’s Joel Coliseum. The RoCo elementary squad finished second in the state. Taking first place were Cole File (3-0), Issac Hinceman (3-0), Gannon Kepley (3-0) and Colby Lovingood (2-0). Gabe Hinceman (2-1), Garrison Kepley (1-1), Michael Lowry (2-1) and Bailey Rayfield (2-1) placed second. Nate Burrage (2-1) and Jesse Storlie (3-1) took third, and Cameron Rayfield (2-2) and Matthew Sloop (2-2) placed fourth. For the RoCo middle school team, Marc Gonzalez (5-0) and Brandon Sloop (4-0) were gold medalists. Jeffrey Burton (6-1) won bronze. Others representing RoCo were NiKo Cosgriff, Cameron Hurd, Logan Lambert, Jacob Ralston, Michael Sloop, Bays Bost, Logan Durham, Logan Haas, Blake Hodge, Anthony Jones, Matthew Moore, Absalom Patterson, Brandon Ralston, Tyler Sywenki and Kevin Phillips.  Alex Lyles won his second state title in the middle school championships held at Joel Coliseum. Lyles, an eighth-grader, won the 217-pound weight class. Lyles (38-0) also won the N.C. open state meet held at Davie. He’s won all seven tournaments he’s entered this season, while giving up only nine points. He’ll wrestle in the AAU State competition next month in Concord.

 Kannapolis Komets

The Kannapolis Komets will hold tryouts for their eighth-grade team this Saturday at 2 p.m. at Kannapolis Official practice began Monday. Middle School. Contact club director “We’ve had a great two days as far Doug Wilson at 800-230-8819 for info. as the weather, and our basketball Mike Wolford will be the coach.

 Prep baseball




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North Rowan’s leader Andrew Mitchell stands in front of his players during a timeout in Tuesday night’s victory against Chatham Central.

NORTH BOYS FROM 1B but just in short stints. Mitchell subbed in his second team every four minutes. That group included Michael Connor, an active freshman who zipped up and down the court for 15 points. “I don’t want to call him a freshman now,” smiled Mitchell. “When he hits the floor, it’s all about business. He loves the game.” Connor scored on 3-pointers, drives to the basket, layups off steals and buckets off rebounds. North’s diaper dandy impressed Slaughter. “He can play,” he said. “But when you’ve got (Sam) Starks and Hargrave, you don’t have to be the man.” Starks, playing sparingly, still scored 19 points. Hargrave scored only seven but grabbed 12 rebounds in his limited minutes. Ford also had seven points and blocked six shots. “I told (the starters), ‘I’m sure you feel good and want to play more than these four minutes,’ ” Mitchell said. ‘But jon c. lakey/SALISBURY POST we’re not looking at tonight. North Rowan freshman Michael Connor scored 15 points We’re preparing for Thursday and Friday so we’re not against Chatham Central.

burned out.’ ” That was fine with the subs. In the second quarter, Terrese Barber scored five straight points and a Connor layup made it 43-13 just before halftime. “All year, that’s been a pretty good unit,” Mitchell said. “They’ll play hard and generate some defensive opportunities for us.” The lead stayed around 30 points the rest of the way. The largest margin came after Ford, Hargrave and Starks scored to open the fourth quarter for a 64-27 advantage. Now it’s on to South Davidson for a semifinal tilt Thursday with third-seeded West Montgomery, which handed North a 20-point whipping earlier in the year. “We have to motivate and do a whole lot for that game,” Mitchell said. • NOTE: The YVC finals are Friday at South Davidson. CHATHAM CENTRAL (38) — Headen 8, Degraffenreid 8, Edwards 7, Burke 7, Cheek 4, Purvis 2, Fewell 2. NORTH ROWAN (70) — Starks 19, Connor 15, T. Bates 9, Ford 7, Hargrave 7, Barber 5, A. Ford 4, Bowman 2, Givens 2, Kimber. jon c. lakey/SALISBURY POST

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Terrese Barber goes toward the basket during North Rowan’s easy win. Barber scored five points.

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Sam Starks (10) is sandwiched between Chatham Central defenders.

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North sophomore T.J. Bates knocked down three 3-pointers Tuesday night.


Bulls beat Charlotte



Franchise tags on QBs Vick, Manning


Associated Press

Associated Press The NBA roundup ... CHICAGO — Luol Deng scored 24 points, Derrick Rose had 18 points and 13 assists after a slow start, and the Chicago Bulls beat the pesky Charlotte Bobcats 106-94 on Tuesday AssOciAted PRess night for their ninth win in Bobcats center Kwame 11 games. Brown, center, shoots over In a game of momentum Bulls center Kurt thomas. swings, the Bulls needed a strong finish to pull this one out and put away a on a layup by Gerald Walteam that blew out the Lak- lace. ers the previous night. Heat 110, Pacers 103 Chicago opened the fourth INDIANAPOLIS — quarter on a 10-2 run to Dwyane Wade dominated take control on a night the first half, LeBron when Bobcats owner James and Chris Bosh took Michael Jordan and Scottie over in the fourth quarter Pippen sat next to each oth- and the Miami Heat's star er at courtside. power overcame Indiana's Deng hit 10 of 19 shots. youth and determination. Rose, who outscored Deron Wade tied a franchise Williams and Chris Paul by record for most points in a a combined 52-26 in wins at first half with 31, and he finUtah and New Orleans, ished with 41 to help the shot just 5 of 14 but came Heat defeat the Pacers up big down the stretch. 110-103. Gerald Henderson led James scored 27 points Charlotte with 22 points. and Bosh added 22 points Stephen Jackson added 20, and eight rebounds for MiBoris Diaw added 18, but ami. They combined for 19 the Bobcats came up short of Miami's 28 points in the trying to take down their final 12 minutes to help the second division leader in as Heat recover after squanmany nights. dering a 24-point lead. With a 78-73 lead, Taj Thunder 126, Kings 94 Gibson hit two free throws OKLAHOMA CITY, to start the fourth quarter Okla. — Daequan Cook and Rose added two more scored 20 points and Rusafter a dunk by Henderson. sell Westbrook added 10 A dunk by Gibson, a drivpoints and 11 assists as the ing finger-roll layup by Oklahoma City Thunder set Deng and a basket by a season high for points Omer Asik made it 88-75 and beat the Sacramento with 8:16 remaining, and Kings 126-94. the Bulls stayed in control Grizzlies 102, 76ers 91 from there. MEMPHIS, Tenn. — For much of the night, Mike Conley scored all 22 though, the teams battled of his points in the second back and forth. half, helping the Memphis The Bulls saw an 11Grizzlies hold off the point lead in the second Philadelphia 76ers for a quarter disintegrate into a 102-91 victory. 43-42 deficit before they Zach Randolph had 21 scored 10 of 12 to close out points and 10 rebounds for the half and go up 52-45. Memphis, along with a seaIn the third quarter, it son-high seven assists as was more of the same. Memphis won its fourth The Bobcats tied it at 57 straight.

NEW YORK — eyton Manning is in line for a big payday from the Indianapolis Colts. The four-time league MVP received an exclusive franchise tag Tuesday, a move announced by team owner Jim Irsay that could cost the Colts $23 million next season. Irsay wrote on Twitter that the team will continue to negotiate a longterm deal with Manning. He was one of a handful of players who had franchise tags placed on them Tuesday, which means a team must pay a player the average of the top five salaries at his position. Like Manning, Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick also received the exclusive label, the team’s website reported, so no other team can negotiate with him. Also receiving franchise tags — all believed to be non-exclusive — were: San Diego wide receiver Vincent Jackson, Baltimore defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, New York Jets linebacker David Harris and New England offensive lineman Logan Mankins. All can negotiate with other teams and if they receive an offer, their current team can either match the other club’s offer or receive two first-round draft choices as compensation. • WASHINGON — The NFL has filed an unfair labor practice charge against its players’ union. In the filing with the National Labor Relations Board, the league is asking that the union be ordered to bargain in good faith. The NFL says the union wants to avoid reaching a new collective bargaining agreement by the early March expiration of the old deal. The league says the union wants to decertify so

it can file an antitrust lawsuit.

SILAS’ STATUS CHARLOTTE — It was a little more than two years ago that Paul Silas was fighting for his life. Now he's about to become permanent coach of the Charlotte Bobcats. Happy with the job he's done as interim coach, Bobcats owner Michael Jordan has opened discussions with Silas on a one-year extension that would keep him on the job at least through the 201112 season. "We are in discussions," general manager Rod Higgins said Tuesday night. "Nothing has been finalized." Higgins added the Bobcats are pleased with how Silas inherited a team that went 9-19 under Larry Brown and turned them into playoff contenders in the Eastern Conference. The Bobcats are 15-13 under Silas following Tuesday night's 106-94 loss in Chicago and enter the All-Star break 11/2 games behind Indiana for the final playoff spot in the East.

GOLF JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Phil Mickelson was planning a Spanish menu for the Champions Dinner at the Masters to honor two-time champion Seve Ballesteros until realizing the Spaniard was not healthy enough to travel. Mickelson said Tuesday on a conference call that he had been in contact with Ballesteros, hopeful that he would be able to return to Augusta National this year despite his ongoing battle with brain cancer.

WOMEN’S HOOPS Baylor remains No. 1 after winning its 20th straight game. The Lady Bears received 24 first-place votes in the

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No. 20 Missouri 92, Texas Tech 84 The college basketball COLUMBIA, Mo. — Marroundup ... cus Denmon scored 20 COLUMBUS, Ohio — points, showing no after efWilliam Buford scored 23 fects from a blow to the points and Aaron Craft had a head three days earlier, to hand in two critical plays help Missouri beat Texas down the stretch to lead No. Tech. 2 Ohio State to a 71-61 win No. 22 Kentucky 85, Missisover Michigan State on sippi State 79 Tuesday night. LEXINGTON, Ky. — It was a hard-fought Brandon Knight scored 24 struggle for the Buckeyes points, Doron Lamb added (25-1, 12-1 Big Ten), playing 20 in his first start in nearly for the first time since havas month as Kentucky held ing their unbeaten season off Mississippi State. ended with a 61-57 loss at ACC Wisconsin on Saturday. BLACKSBURG, Va. — Jon Diebler and David Malcolm Delaney scored 22 Lighty each had 12 points. points to help Virginia Tech Jared Sullinger, averaging rally past Maryland 91-83 on 18 points and 10 rebounds, Tuesday night. was limited to 11 and 2. The Hokies (17-7, 7-4 Craft, a freshman substitute ACC), who have won 13 of point guard, had seven their past 16 games, trailed points, four assists, four 76-75 after a basket by steals and three rebounds. Maryland's Jordan Williams Kalin Lucas led the Sparwith 5:21 remaining. But betans (14-11, 6-7) with 14 hind Delaney and Erick points. Green, Virginia Tech went No. 15 Villanova 60, Seton on a 9-0 run to take control Hall 57 of the game. Delaney hit six NEWARK, N.J. — Refree throws, including two serve freshman James Bell with 1:14 left that gave the more than doubled his caHokies an 84-76 lead. reer high with 21 points and Maryland (16-10, 5-6) cut No. 15 Villanova broke a two-game losing streak with the lead to 87-83 with 33 seconds left on two Terrell a 60-57 victory over Seton Stoglin free throws. Hall on Tuesday night.

But Delaney hit two free throws with 28 seconds left push the lead back to six, and after Stoglin missed a 3pointer, Delaney added two more with 14 seconds to go to account for the final margin. Miami 78, UNC-G 58 GREENSBORO — Adrian Thomas scored 18 points and matched a career high with six 3-pointers to help Miami rout North CarolinaGreensboro 78-58. Malcolm Grant and Garrius Adams added 16 points apiece.

“I think we took too much of a deep breath,” coach Roy Williams said. “I don’t mind you catching your breath, but you’ve got to be more focused than we were.” North Carolina has won 12 of 14 since losing to Texas on a last-second shot in December and sits right behind the Blue Devils in the standings. Still, this might have been its worst game since a clunker at Georgia Tech in which UNC lost by 20 to a team sitting just ahead of Wake Forest (8-18, 1-10) in the league’s basement. North Carolina shot 37 percent and seemed content to settle for long-range shots — Williams could at least take solace that they were open looks — against the zone defense. The Tar Heels shot 5-for-27 from 3-point range, extending a miserable stretch in which they’ve gone just 7-for-47 since halftime of the loss to the Blue Devils. The Tar Heels helped themselves by taking a 50-35 rebounding advantage, including 20 offensive boards that led to 16 second-chance points that offset some of the shooting struggles. “It felt a little flat,” Zeller said. “It’s one of those things that hopefully we can change and start shooting like we

Earnhardt went well beyond the typical bond between a team owner and a driver. “They supported each other through good and bad,” Burton said. “We tend to glamorize. They had a lot of bad times, too. Richard tells a story of him saying, ‘Look, man, I can’t put you in the kind of cars you need in right now, you need to go drive somewhere else.’ Dale is saying, ‘No, I drive for you. We’re going to work it out. I’m your driver.’ He has so many stories of Dale doing things to make the company better. They respected each other.” Although Harvick had an impressive 2001 season under

difficult circumstances replacing Earnhardt, Childress’ team lost its way and wasn’t a consistent contender. “There were definitely some times after that that RCR went the wrong way,” Burton said. “I think they really missed Dale’s leadership. They really missed some direction. They really missed Dale standing on the table and saying, ‘Damn it, boys, we need to do this.’” Beyond that, the sport was passing them by. Childress eventually saw the need to take on investors and spend what it took to adopt the technology that was driving other teams. “It had to change,” Burton


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CHILDRESS FROM 1B Jeff Burton, who drives Childress’ No. 31 car, knows how tough this year’s Daytona speedweeks are for his boss. “I think that it’s hard for Richard — it’s really hard for Richard,” Burton said. “He really doesn’t want to talk about it. He feels obligated to talk about it for obvious reasons. For Richard it means a great deal, so that means that it means a great deal for us.” Burton said the relationship between Childress and

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said. “Richard Childress Racing had to become something it wasn’t in order to be successful. It’s the thing that as you get older becomes harder to do. But Richard has adjusted. He’s determined for that company to be part of NASCAR in a big way forever. For him, it’s a legacy. It’s not about just being successful today, it’s about being successful 20 years from now.” Childress driver Clint Bowyer says his boss is as enthusiastic and involved as ever going into the season. “I want somebody to bring that championship home,” Bowyer said. “Obviously I want it to be me. But

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the eagles covet quarterback Michael Vick. women’s college basketball poll by The Associated Press. They routed Texas on Saturday, setting up a Big 12 showdown with No. 5 Texas A&M.

NHL DENVER — Jarome Iginla scored twice and the Calgary Flames routed the deflated Colorado Avalanche 91 Monday night. Coyotes 3, Capitals 2 GLENDALE, Ariz. — Ray Whitney had a goal and an assist, and the Phoenix Coyotes frustrated Washington's top line. Ilya Bryzgalov had 29 saves, Martin Hanzal and Vernon Fiddler each scored and the Coyotes blocked 20 shots to win their fifth straight game and move atop the Pacific Division. Blues 3, Canucks 2 ST. LOUIS — Andy McDonald and Patrik Berglund scored power-play goals. Alex Steen also scored for St. Louis, which won for the third time in the last 10 games. Vancouver lost for the second time in nine games. • DENVER — Colorado Avalanche forward Peter Forsberg is retiring from the NHL after playing in just two games during his latest comeback. Forsberg was arguably the best two-way player in the NHL during his heyday, leading the Avalanche to Stanley Cup titles in 1996 and 2001, and earning both the Hart Trophy and league MVP in 2003.

were a couple of weeks ago.” Things should get a little easier. This game started a favorable run with four of the final six regular-season games at home. “I think Coach is a little upset with how we played tonight,” said sophomore John Henson, who had 14 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks. “In order to be a great team, you’ve got to knock teams out like this. We didn’t do that like we wanted to, but this is a learning experience and it’s something we’ve got to start doing.” The Demon Deacons had created a small buzz — or, more likely, relief — when they edged Virginia on Jan. 29 to end talk of whether they would become the first team to go 0-16 in ACC play. But they hadn’t won since, with a one-point home loss to Miami standing as the closest thing to a highlight alongside three league losses by 21 points or more. “We have tears in that locker room all the time,” first-year coach Jeff Bzdelik said. “They flow. They hurt, I hurt, we all hurt.” After trailing by 18 points in the first half, Wake Forest pulled within eight on a 3-pointer from Ari Stewart with 6:45 left. But Barnes soon threw down a dunk in the lane while drawing a foul from Stewart for a three-point play that made it 67-55.

he deserves another championship. He’s put his time in. He’s saved a lot of jobs when he could have closed the doors, sold the place, got out of the place altogether.” Things might have been different if not for the conversation Childress had with Earnhardt on their hunting trip years ago. “I told him. ‘You know, if I’d been killed on that mountain today, you would have had to race Phoenix,’” Childress said, referring to an upcoming race that year. “We looked at each other and he said, ‘If it ever happens to me, you better race.’ That helped make it a lot easier.”

achieve the SEC championship or more in the coming three or four years,” Spurrier said. That’s far cry from Spurrier’s attitude following the 2007 season when Gamecocks opened 6-1 and rose to No. 6 in the country, then fell flat on their faces with five consecutive defeats. Spurrier didn’t even get a bowl trip to plan for that year and even considered letting somebody else try their hand at turning the Gamecocks around. But instead of leaving Spurrier revamped his staff, hiring younger assistants and began keeping South Carolina’s top high school players at home. After losing Summerville High receiver A.J. Greene to Georgia and BambergEhrhardt defensive end Da’Quan Bowers to Clemson — both projected top 5 NFL draft picks — as Spurrier did following the 2007 season, the Gamecocks have signed the past three “Mr. Football” winners in the Palmetto State. Spurrier inked defensive back Stephon Gilmore, running back Marcus Lattimore and Clowney. “That’s good for us, that’s good for the University of South Carolina,” Spurrier said. “Our process of being a top team in the conference has taken some steps in the right direction.” Spurrier likes the makeup of his team. He’s got a senior quarterback to lead the offense in Stephen Garcia. Although coach and player haven’t always been on the same page, Garcia will enter this season as the SEC’s returning leader in passing yards. Receiver Alshon Jeffery, who spurned Southern Cal and Tennessee two years ago for the Gamecocks, had 88 catches for 1,517 yards, the SEC’s top yardage total last year. Lattimore should again anchor the ground game. The freshman ran for 1,197 yards and 19 touchdowns and was probably the biggest reason why South Carolina posted nine victories for just the third time in 117 seasons of football. Clowney, who turned 18 on Monday, could be the dynamic face of next year’s defense, which led the league in sacks last fall. The 6-foot-6, 250-pound defensive end has strength, speed and determination that was coveted by coaches throughout the SEC. Clowney said Spurrier’s program was where he felt most at home and thought best had a chance to make his mark. “When you’re (18) years old and you’ve got to find a place to spend the next three or four years, you want it to be as smooth of a transition as possible. What better than to surround yourself with your friends?” ex-South Pointe coach Bobby Carroll said. USC defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward likes Clowney’s demeanor and is confident he’ll shrug off the wild hype he’ll hear from those around him and settle in to work. “He’ll help us do what we want to do here,” Ward said. “And that’s win a championship.”

BIG FOUR GREENSBORO — Duke's home game with Orange Bowl champion Stanford and Wake Forest's visit from Notre Dame highlight the ACC's 2011 football schedule. The league announced the schedule on Monday, and among the top nonconference games include the Cardinal's visit to Duke on Sept. 10 and the Demon Deacons' home game against the Fighting Irish on Nov. 5. North Carolina will play host to a pair of Big East schools — Rutgers on Sept. 10 and Louisville on Oct. 8. N.C. State will visit Cincinnati on Sept. 22 in one of the two Thursday night games set for the "Big Four," with the Tar Heels' visit to Virginia Tech on Nov. 17 the other. All four begin Sept. 3, with Duke, North Carolina and N.C. State facing FCS schools while Wake Forest visits Syracuse.


Furniture & Appliances

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Towncraft stainless steel deluxe food processor. Used one time. 704-2782722, $30.00.

Antique wagon wheel w/ metal table frame, restored, 42" 16-spoke. $350. Call Scott. 704-637-2322

Dining room table seats 6, w/matching hutch. Good condition. $500 for both or best offer. 704-647-1577.

Wood Burning Fireplace Insert. Dual blower, variable speeds, glass doors, fits all standard fireplaces. $250, excellent condition Call 704-279-4192 after 6:00 PM

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

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

Sweet Peas 2127 Statesville Blvd. $1 Sale Now thru Sat. Feb. 19th

Electronics TV. Color TV's for sale! 32" JVC for $80. 27" Apex for $65. Call 704633-7604

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

Dishwasher, Kitchenaid. Black. Very good condition. 8 settings. $125. 704-798-1213 GE W/D White, top load. Good condition. $150. Combining households. 704-638-9370 or 704239-0467 before 9pm

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

Furniture & Appliances 1930's Wardrobe in good condition $100 Chest of drawers $125, night stand $75. 704-857-6274 Air Conditioners, Washers, Dryers, Ranges, Frig. $65 & up. Used TV & Appliance Center Service after the sale. 704-279-6500 Bedroom suite, new 5 piece. All for $297.97. Hometown Furniture, 322 S. Main St. 704-633-7777

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

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

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

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

portable, Keyboard, electronic. Concertmate 970. $45. Please call 704-636-5494 KV comp snow skis. In good shape. Why rent? $99. Call Scott 704-6372322 Bingham Smith Lumber Co. !!!NOW AVAILABLE!!! Metal Roofing Many colors. Custom lengths, trim, accessories, & trusses. Call 980-234-8093 Patrick Smith

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BINGHAM-SMITH LUMBER CO. Save money on lumber. Treated and Untreated. Round Fence Post in all sizes. Save extra when buying full units. Call Patrick at 980-234-8093.

Sofa. Beautiful Burgundy Broyhill Sofa and Loveseat $200.00. 704279-3314 Sofa. Reclining microfiber sofa. Needs a good cleaning. Both recliners work great. Slate green. $50. 704-245-8843


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

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White speedy-lock serger sewing machine. Needs a needle. $100.00 278-2722 Sofa and matching love seat in very good condition. Color Burgundy, Green, Navy, & Tan plaid. Selling price - $200. Call 704-6364149

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

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



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

Riding mower wagon, $40. Small desk w/3 stacked drawers on side. Black. $25. 704-279-6393 Riding Mower, John Deere for sale $1200, OBO; Gas Grill for sale $500, OBO. 704-647-1577

Bunkel Brothers tray, $6; Genesee tray, $3.00; 35mm Ultima Pro Camera, $50. Men's golf shoes, 11m, $10. 704633-7757.

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Flame thrower, propane. New in box. Never used. $29. Wench “New” 3,000 lb cap. Remote controlled. $75. Please call 704-784-2488 Generator, 900W, 120V. New in box. Never used. $100. Please call 704784-2488 for more info.

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

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

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

Air compressor pancake. Used 1 time. In box. $59. Please call 704-784-2488 for more information.

Horse stuff. 3 buckets, 3 hang feed buckets, 2 forks, & 1 play ball. $25. 704-279-6393

Amos 'n' Andy Complete DVD set, 75 episodes. $65 336-492-5115

Hospital bed, electric. Used only 6 months. $200. Please call for more info. 704-633-5993

Sink, stainless steel, with Delta faucet & sprayer. 22” x 33”. Good condition $55. 704-798-1213 Television, 13” Apex portable. $100. 6 chair outside table. $300. Please call 704-603-4416

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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

Television, DVD & Video Television, Sony Trinitron WEGA 36 in, cable ready, stick viewer, memory excellent con-dition, $300. 336- 940-6228

Want to Buy Merchandise Andy's Logging. Want to buy timber. Land owner paid by thousand board foot. Paid for pulp wood. Minimum of 1 acre. 336-467-0560 Timber wanted - Pine or hardwood. 5 acres or more select or clear cut. Shaver Wood Products, Inc. Call 704-278-9291.

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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

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Lost dog. Small, older female. Part Chihuahua. Brown & black, approx. 5 lbs. Last seen Feb. 11 on Heilig Ave. 704-762-9066

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Lost & Found Found Dog in Souther Rowan County near Hwy 52 & Old Beatty Ford Rd. 704-756-9843 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. Found dog. Med size mix breed (possibly Border Collie), found Feb. 8. Collar but no tags. Call to identify. 704638-9333 or 704-433-

Diesel Truck Mechanic, at least 25 yrs old, with 2 years experience & have own tools. Also need Lawn Care Maintenance Specialist.

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Free female German Shepherd mix loves to play, needs room to run to a good home only. 704-603-8562

Free Yorksire Terrier. UTD on shots! Very loving! Would make someone a great lap dog. Housebroken! 704-856-3314.

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Free Cat. Persian, 6 years old. Neutered. Up to Date On All Shots. Needs to be in a household with NO other pets/children. Call 704880-4112


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Free cats to a good home 4 yrs old. Sisters. Would love to keep together. Moving is the only reason giving them away. 704754-0632 Free cats. Two female to good home. Sweet, playful and loving. About 2 years old, small breed short-haired. Please call 704-402-4230. Free Kittens. 10 weeks old, litterbox trained.Two yellow, one beige. Call 704-797-0373

Free puppies, 4 females, 1male, mixed Beagle and Lab. Call Michelle 704224-6712

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

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

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

Supplies and Services 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

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Free cat. Black & white tabby. Totally declawed. Never sick in 15 yrs. Still chases her tail. Long life expectancy. Ideal for adults wanting quieter pet. Loving. Owner going to nursing home. 704-647-9795

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Drivers Wanted Full or part time. Req: Class A CDL, clean MVR, min. 25 yrs old w/3 yrs exp. Benefits: $250 sign on bonus. Pd health & dental ins., 401(k) w/match, pd holidays, vac., & qtrly. bonus. New equip. Call 704630-1160 Fayetteville Technical Community College Employment Opportunity. Associate Vice President for Student Services, Job #10-56. Deadline: March 7. An FTCC application, cover letter, resume, and copies of college transcripts, must be received in the Human Resources Office by 4 p.m. on the closing date to be considered. For further information and application, please visit our website. RETURN COMPLETED APPLICATION TO: Human Resources Office Fayetteville Technical Community College PO Box 35236, Fayetteville, NC 28303 Phone: (910) 6788378. Fax: (910) 6780029 AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

LPNs P/T Wk Ends, LPN F/T 3pm-11pm, & RNs & LPNs PRN shifts. Pls submit resume to NC Veteran's Home, 1601 Brenner Ave., Bldg. 10, Salisbury, NC 28145


Optician's Assistant part-time, need in the afternoons. Experience a plus but personality is key. Send resume to: Blind Box 406, c/o Salisbury Post, PO Box 4639, Salisbury, NC 28145.


P/T Reception Check-In Area Position Hrs. 2pm-7pm M-F. Fax resume to 704-216-2011

Skilled Labor Fabrication

Granite Fabricator needed. 1 yr exper req'd. Please call 704-279-8377

Electrician & Helper needed for commercial work. Must be willing to travel. Exp. req. 704855-5600 Ext. 20 & 27


Accts. Receivable Position Knowledge and experience in Long Term Care billing for Medicare and Medicaid. Apply in Person: Big Elm Nursing, 1285 West A Street, Kannapolis, NC 28081; or fax resume to 704-938-6039.


Reporter News 14 Carolina is currently seeking a Reporter for the Salisbury bureau. The ideal candidate will be able to take an idea and turn it in to a finished television story that informs, educates and entertains our viewers. This position is responsible for developing story ideas, shooting, writing, reporting and editing news stories and video on a daily basis. Reporter will cover stories for a state-wide local cable news network. Bachelor's degree and prior television news experience required. Apply online at: Job #122938. Please include a link to your work or mail a DVD to News 14 Carolina, Attn: News Director, 316 E. Morehead St., Charlotte, NC 28202. General

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

Seeking Employment Certified teacher available for tutoring. K-7 preferable. Any subject. Please call 704-633-3620 NEED home care or child care? Certified Nursing Assistant looking to work evenings. References provided. Salisbury/ Concord area. Carol, 704-279-5750

6B • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011 Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

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

East Rowan

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 Salisbury

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 Rockwell

E. Spencer

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

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


A Must See

East Rowan

New Listing

Beautiful 3 BR, 2 BA in a great location, walk-in closets, cathedral ceiling, great room, double attached garage, large lot, back-up generator. A must see. R51757. $249,900. B&R Realty, 704-202-6041 Fulton Heights


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

Motivated Seller

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


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

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

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


Southwestern Rowan Co.

Genesis Realty 704-933-5000 Foreclosure Experts

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

Lots for Sale

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

New Home


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

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

A Country Paradise


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

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

Homes for Sale

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


15 minutes N. of Salisbury. 2001 model singlewide 3 BR/2 BA on large treed lot in quiet area, new floors. $850 start-up, $475/mo incl. lot rent, home payment, taxes, insurance. RENT or 704RENT-TO-OWN. 210-8176. 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

Beautiful, Renovated Home

Lovely Home

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

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

Motivated Seller!


Awesome Location

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

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

Move in Ready!


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

Move-In Condition!

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

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

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

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

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

Child Care Facility/Commercial Bldg.

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

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

Homes for Sale CUTE FIXER-UPPER! Salisbury (Old Yadkin community) 28144. 3BR, 1BA. 1 car garage, fireplace, hardwood flooring. Roof & siding less than 4 years old. 2 lots. Needs interior work. Sold As Is. $26,000. 704-245-4393 Salisbury

Over 2 Acres

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 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

By Owner, 2 private wooded acres, lays well. $24,900. Financing avail. 704-535-4159 anytime W. Rowan 1.19 acs. Old Stony Knob Rd. Possible owner financing. Reduced $19,900. 704-640-3222




Unique Property

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.

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

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


Convenience store business for sale with large game room/mini bar. Includes all stock, security system, ice maker, coolers, etc. $20,000. $8,000 Down, payments $155/mo., Building rent $900/mo. or move business. 704857-0625

Clean, well maintained, 2 BR Duplex. Central heat/air, all electric. Section 8 welcome. 704-202-5790 Duplexes & Apts, Rockwell$500-$600. TWO Bedrooms Marie Leonard-Hartsell Wallace Realty 704-239-3096 Eaman Park Apts. 2BR, 1BA. Near Salisbury High. $375/mo. Newly renovated. No pets. 704-798-3896 Fleming Heights Apartments 55 & older 704-636-5655 Mon.-Fri. 2pm-5pm. Call for more information. Equal Housing Opportunity. TDD Sect. 8 vouchers accepted. 800-735-2962 Granite Quarry. 3BR, 1BA. East Schools. Carport. Level access. Central air & heat. Call 704-638-0108

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

Rolling Hills Townhomes 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms Salisbury's Finest! 315 Ashbrook Rd 704-637-6207 Call for Spring Specials!

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

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

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

CLANCY HILLS APARTMENTS 1, 2 & 3 BR, conveniently located in Salisbury. Handicap accessible units available. Section 8 assistance available. 704-6366408. Office Hours: M–F 9:00-12:00. TDD Relay 1-800-735-2962 Equal Housing Opportunity.

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

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

Condos and Townhomes

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

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


Spencer, 11 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

WELCOME HOME TO DEER PARK APTS. We have immediate openings for 1 & 2 BR apts. Call or come by and ask about our move-in specials. 704-278-4340 for info. For immediate info call 1-828-442-7116

Condos and Townhomes

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

Colony Garden Apartments

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

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



Water, Sewage & Garbage included

704-637-5588 WITH 12 MONTH LEASE

Attn. Landlords

2205 Woodleaf Rd., Salisbury, NC 28147

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

Located at Woodleaf Road & Holly Avenue

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

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

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

RENTED RENTED RENTED I rented my house! Thanks for the great ad! ~D.F., Mocksville

RENTED RENTED I rented my property in less than 3 days! What great results! ~S.S., Salisbury

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


RENTED 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 345 Cromer Rd. & 504 Cruise Rd, 3BRs in countryside, $850/mo. & 922 N. Main St. 3BR, $650/mo. 704-645-9986 Salisbury city. 3BR, 1BA. New central air & heat. Total electric. $550/ mo. + dep. 704-640-5750

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 Salisbury

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

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

They don't build them like this anymore!

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.

Hardwood floors, expansive kitchen, jetted tub, beautiful original mantles & staircase, bedrooms w/great storage, 2 large rooms can be used as LR, den or ofc., walking distance to shops & dining. 704-616-1383

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


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

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

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

4 BEDROOMS BONUS ROOM Brand new home in Faith. Kitchen appliances included. Fireplace, 2-car garage. One year lease @ $1,300 a month, plus deposit. Pets possible. Call 704-642-1362.

1st Month Free Rent!

Landis 2BR / 1BA. Good school district. Lease option or owner financing. 704-202-2696

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

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

Office and Commercial Rental

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

E. Salisbury. 3BR, 2BA duplex. East Schools. All electric. Central air & heat. Call 704-638-0108 Salis. Luxury Townhome on golf course 3BR/2½BA, one small pet allowed. $1,150/mo + dep. 1-800-359-1324

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

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

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

2BR ~ 1.5 BA ~ Starting at $555

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


I rented my house so quickly! What great results! ~T.C., Cleveland

Salisbury City 2BR / 1BA, excellent location, water included. $435/mo + dep. 704-640-5750

Colonial Village Apts.

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

West Side Manor Robert Cobb Rentals

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

China Grove, off Main St. 2BR, 1BA. Energy efficient. Free trash. $600/mo. + deposit. 704-202-0307

Old Concord Rd., 2BR, 1BA. Refrigerator & stove No pets. $425/mo. + $400/dep. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

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


Houses for Rent

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

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

2345 Statesville Blvd. Near Salisbury Mall

Houses for Rent


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

Lots for Sale 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.

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

FIND IT SELL IT RENT IT in the Classifieds

Land for Sale

FARM FOR SALE 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

Real Estate Commercial

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

W. Rowan


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

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

China Grove


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

Daniel Almazan, Broker 704-202-0091

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


Convenient Location

Allen Tate Realtors


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

Real Estate Services

B & R REALTY 704-633-2394


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

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



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

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.

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

Spencer Salisbury



Bring All Offers

Motivated Seller



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 Spencer

2 BR, 1 BA, nice yard with utility building & carport. Appliances & Washer/Dryer included. New heat system. Good location. $650/mo. + $600 deposit. 704-202-0605

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

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

Cleveland. Very nice large 3BR/2BA manufactured home located on large private lot. Rent with option to buy $800/mo. 704-855-2300 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 East Rowan. 2BR. trash and lawn service included. No pets. $450 month. 704-433-1255

SALISBURY POST Manufactured Home for Rent


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

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

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

West & South Rowan. 2 & 3 BR. No pets. Perfect for 3. Water included. Please call 704-857-6951 Woodleaf. 2BR, 1BA. Private dirt road. Private lot. Water, sewer incl. Pets OK. 704-642-2235

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

Financing Available! 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

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

Service & Parts

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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

Dodge Dakota SLT Extended Cab, 2006. Black clearcoat with Medium Slate Gray interior. Stock #F10549A. $16,379. 1-800-542-9758

We are in need of inventory and will pay top dollar for your vehicle. Cash on the spot with title in hand. We can also refinance your current auto loan and lower your payment. Please call 1-800-542-9758

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

Weekly Special Only $17,995

CLONINGER FORD, INC. “Try us before you buy.” 511 Jake Alexander Blvd. 704-633-9321 TEAM CHEVROLET, CADILLAC, BUICK, GMC. 704-216-8000 Tim Marburger Dodge 287 Concord Pkwy N. Concord, NC 28027 704-792-9700

Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, 2008. Silver w/ Dark Slate Gray. Stock #T11223A. $19,679. 1-800-542-9758 Toyota Corolla, 2004 100% Guaranteed Credit Over 150+ Approval! Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

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

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, 2005. Bright Silver Metallic exterior with black cloth interior. 6-speed, hard top, 29K miles. Won't Last! Call Steve today! 704-603-4255

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

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

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

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

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Transportation Dealerships

Transportation Dealerships

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



Cadillac Deville 1998. All leather. All power. Gold exterior with tan Very clean. interior. 95,000 miles. $3,850. Please call 704-278-1545

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



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Dodge Ram 1500 SLT, 2009. Austin Tan Pearlcoat w/Light Pebble Beige/Bark Brown interior. Stock #F10535A. $25,979. 1-800-542-9758.

Dodge Ram, 2008 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

Ford F150, 2007 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ 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

We Do Taxes!! Over 150 vehicles in Stock!

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

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

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

Transportation Financing

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

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

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

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

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

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 Impala, 2007 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ 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

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

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/ Black interior. Stock #T10720A. $18,879. 1-800-542-9758

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

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 Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

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

Call Steve today! 704-603-4255


Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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

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

ELLIS AUTO AUCTION 10 miles N. of Salisbury, Hwy 601, Sale Every Wednesday night 5:30 pm.

We Do Taxes!!

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

Chevrolet Aveo LS Sedan, 2008. Summer yellow exterior w/neutral interior. Stock #F11069A. $10,079. 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 black exterior, top, mufflers, Flowmaster chrome rims. 129K miles, $4,850. 980-234-8699 or 704-645-9590

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

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

We are the area's largest selection of quality preowned autos. Financing avail. to suit a variety of needs. Carfax avail. No Gimmicks – We take pride in giving excellent service to all our customers.

Kia Spectra EX Sedan, 2009. Champagne gold exterior w/beige interior. Stock #P7568. $7,677. 1-800-542-9758 BMW, 2005 325i Midnight Black on tan leather 2.5 V6 auto trans, am, fm, cd, sunroof, dual seat warmers, all power, duel power seats, RUNS & DRIVES NICELY!! 704-603-4255

Transportation Financing

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

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

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

Collector Cars

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

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

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

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

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

Rentals & Leasing

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

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

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

Over 150 vehicles in Stock! Collector Cars

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

Service & Parts

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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GMC 1994 Z71 4X4 Pick up, 350 V8, auto transmissin, PW, power lockss, cruise, 13K miles. Garage kept. 704-6379387 or 704-762-0100

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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

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

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

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Mercury Grand Marquis GS, 2002. Silver Frost Clearcoat Metallic w/ light graphite interior. Stock #P7598A. $8,479. 1-800-542-9758

Nissan Altima 2.5 S Coupe, 2009. Code Red Metallic w/Charcoal interior. Stock #F10363A. $20,379. 1-800-542-9758

Toyota Tacoma Prerunner, 2007. Silver on Lt. Gray cloth interior, 4 cylinder, 5 speed, AM/FM/CD, cruise, toolbox, rhino liner, chrome rims, MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE! 704-603-4255

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

Volvo XC90 T6 AWD, 2005 gold w/tan leather int., V6, twin turbo, tiptronic trans. All pwr opt., AM/FM/CD changer, dual power/heated seats, navigation, alloy rims, Ready for that special buyer! 704-603-4255

Home Improvement

Home Improvement

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

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




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Grading & Hauling


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

FREE ESTIMATES Licensed, bonded and insured. Since 1985.

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

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

Child Care and Nursery Schools

Drywall Services

Heating and Air Conditioning

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


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

New Homes Additions & Repairs Small Commercial Ceiling Texture Removal


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

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

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

Financial Services

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

Jeep Wrangler X SUV, 2008. Jeep Green metallic w/dark slate gray interior. Stock #T10771A. $18,779. 1-800-542-9758

Cleaning Services

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

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

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Cleaning Services

Carport and Garages

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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

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

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

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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

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

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

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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


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

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



Since 1955

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

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

Home Improvement

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


3Mowing 3Yard Cleanup 3Trimming Bushes

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

Brisson - HandyMan Home Repair, Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, etc. Insured. 704-798-8199 Browning ConstructionStructural repair, flooring installations, additions, decks, garages. 704-637-1578 LGC

3Landscaping 3Mulching 3Core Aeration 3Fertilizing

FREE Estimates

704-636-3415 704-640-3842

T E M Framing Repairs, remodeling, vinyl siding, rails, windows, decks. From the basement to the roof and everything in between. 704-202-9663

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

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

HMC Handyman Services. Any job around the house. Please call 704-239-4883 Hometown Lawn Care & Handyman Service. Mowing, pressure washing, gutter cleaning, odd jobs ~inside & out. Comm, res. Insured. Free estimates. “No job too small” 704-433-7514 Larry Sheets, owner

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

Toyota 4Runner SR5, 2005. Titanium Metallic w/ Stone interior. Stock #T11170A. $21,779. 1-800-542-9758

Toyota Highlander V6, 2007. Millennium Silver Metallic w/ Ash interior. Stock #F11121A. $15,979. 1-800-542-9758

We Do Taxes!! Over 150 vehicles in Stock!

Miscellaneous Services Basinger Sewing Machine Repair

Roofing and Guttering 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

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

Painting and Decorating

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

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

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

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

B & L Home Improvement

Earl's Lawn Care

Professional Services Unlimited

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

~ 704-633-5033 ~

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

Tree Service

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

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

Junk Removal

Miscellaneous Services

Recognized by the Salisbury Tree Board

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

A-1 Tree Service

~ 704-202-8881~

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

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

WORKS by TREE InJonathan Keener. sured – Free estimates! Please call 704-636-0954.

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Find your answer in the Salisbury Post Classifieds – in print and online!

1-BEDROOM APT. Move in tomorrow. Affordable monthly rent. Call Norma 555-3210.

Go to or call 704-797-4220.

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


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Philip Tonseth is 18 today! We are so proud of who you are! Dad, Mom, Maria & Anna Happy Birthday to our sister Elaine G. Love you, Herman, Lloyd, Carl, Richard and Ann

Happy Birthday to my granddaughter Lauren Jackson. We love you very much and are so proud of you. Love, Mamaw Mickey and Grandpa Jim

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.

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

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

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No. 60996 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Carolina Burgin Brittain, 212 Chestnut Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 27th day of April, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 21st day of January, 2011. Carolina Burgin Brittain, deceased, Rowan County File #2011E69, Jennifer Rabon Sawyer, 917 Old Iron Ct., Greensboro, NC 27455



No. 60994

No. 61050

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

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Mary F. Plummer, 710 Julian Road, Salisbury, NC 28147. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 14th day of May, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 7th day of February, 2011. Christopher B. Blame, Executor for the estate of Mary F. Plummer, deceased, File 11E147, 2445 S.W. 18th Terrace, Apt. 305, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315 Resident Process Agent, Sidney J. Bame, 1618 Old South Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144

No. 60997 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Dorothy A. Maner, 1002 Colby Circle, Salisbury, NC 28147. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 28th day of April, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 21st day of January, 2011. Thomas R. Maner, Executor of the estate of Dorothy A. Maner, File #11E74, 2751 Creekbed Ln., Charlotte, NC 28210 No. 61015 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Pauline Bertha Allison, 108 W. Main Street, Cleveland, NC 27013. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 1st day of May, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 31st day of January, 2011. Polly A. Walker, Executor for the estate of Pauline Bertha Allison, deceased, File 11E23, 296 Bailey Road, Mooresville, NC 28117 No. 61046 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Charlie R. Pethel, 8597 Smith Road, Kannapolis, NC 28081. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 13th day of May, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 7th day of February, 2011. Charlie R. Pethel, deceased, Rowan County File 2011E143, Ronald E. Pethel, 3826 Hwy. 187 South, Anderson, SC 29626 No. 60992 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as the Administrator of the estate of Harold Francis Strickland, 1150 Wyatt Grove Church Rd., Gold Hill, NC 28071. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporation having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 28th day of April, 2011, or this will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 21st day of January, 2011. Lisa Strickland Kesler, Administrator of the estate of Harold Francis Strickland, File #11E55, 4635 Stokes Ferry Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146 Attorney at Law, Donald D. Sayers, PO Box 829, Salisbury, NC 28145-0829 No. 60993 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Co-Administrators of the Estate of Jessica Lynn Livengood, 145 Harris Quarry Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 25th day of April, 2011, or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 18th day of January, 2011. Jessica Lynn Livengood, deceased, Rowan County File #2011E30, Jeffrey Livengood and Wendy Livengood, 145 Harris Quarry Road, Salisbury, NC 28146 Attorney, John T. Hudson, 122 N. Lee St., Salisbury, NC 28144

No. 61048 NOTICE OF SALE IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE OF NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION - ROWAN COUNTY - 11sp13 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY WILLIAM E. MARTIN AND DAWN R. MARTIN DATED SEPTEMBER 28, 2005 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 1047 AT PAGE 607 IN THE ROWAN COUNTY PUBLIC REGISTRY, NORTH CAROLINA Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in the above-referenced deed of trust and because of default in the payment of the secured indebtedness and failure to perform the stipulation and agreements therein contained and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the secured debt, the undersigned substitute trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at the county courthouse of said county at 11:00 AM on February 22, 2011 the following described real estate and any other improvements which may be situated thereon, in Rowan County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 99, Weatherstone, Section One, as same is shown on plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9995 Page 4642 Rowan County Registry, to which reference is hereby made for a more complete metes and bounds description. And Being more commonly known as: 1255 Keystone Dr, Salisbury, NC 28147 The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are William E. Martin and Dawn R. Martin. The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS." Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale. Any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. This sale is made subject to all prior liens and encumbrances, and unpaid taxes and assessments including but not limited to any transfer tax associated with the foreclosure. 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. This sale will be held open ten days for upset bids as required by law. Following the expiration of the statutory upset period, all remaining amounts are IMMEDIATELY DUE AND OWING. Failure to remit funds in a timely manner will result in a Declaration of Default and any deposit will be frozen pending the outcome of any re-sale. SPECIAL NOTICE FOR LEASEHOLD TENANTS: If you are a tenant residing in the property, be advised that an Order for Possession of the property may be issued in favor of the purchaser. Also, if your lease began or was renewed on or after October 1, 2007, be advised that you may terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. You may be liable for rent due under the agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination.

No. 60995 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Grady Lee Steen, 241 Fisher Farm Court, China Grove, NC 28023, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 27th day of April, 2011, or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 20th day of January, 2011. Chad L. Steen, Admn. For the estate of Grady Lee Steen, deceased, File 11E64, 241 Fisher Farm Court, China Grove, NC 28023 Attorney, John T. Hudson, 122 N. Lee St., Salisbury, NC 28144 No. 61013 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having Qualified as Executor for the estate of Walter Lee Day, 2245 Stirewalt Rd., China Grove, NC 28023, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporation having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 3rd day of May, 2011 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 26th day of January, 2011. Barbara Jean Fox, Executor of the estate of Walter Lee Day, File #11E90, 2245 Stirewalt Rd., China Grove, NC 28023 Attorney at Law, Richard D. Locklear, P.O. Box 56, Landis, NC 28088

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator for the Estate of Barry Lane Beaver, 6445 Wright Road, Kannapolis, NC 28081. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 1st day of May, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 31st day of January, 2011. Michael A. Beaver, Admn. For the estate of Barry Lane Beaver, deceased, File 11E114, 6445 Wright Road, Kannapolis, NC 28081 Attorney at Law: Bruce L. James, 10105 Hickorywood Hill Avenue, Huntersville, NC 29078

No. 61070 NOTICE OF SALE IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE OF NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION - ROWAN COUNTY - 11sp12 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY NEBRASKA WELLS AND JUDY B. WELLS DATED OCTOBER 1, 1987 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 429 AT PAGE 251 IN THE ROWAN COUNTY PUBLIC REGISTRY, NORTH CAROLINA Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in the above-referenced deed of trust and because of default in the payment of the secured indebtedness and failure to perform the stipulation and agreements therein contained and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the secured debt, the undersigned substitute trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at the county courthouse of said county at 10:00 AM on March 2, 2011 the following described real estate and any other improvements which may be situated thereon, in Rowan County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at an eip in the Southwest edge of the right of way of W. Henderson Street, being 150 ft. (+-) from intersection of N. Church Street in the edge of a 10 foot Alley; thence with the edge of said Alley, S. 47-28-51 W. 201.75 ft. to a nip; thence continuing in said Alley, N. 41-43-37 W. 59.35 ft. to a n.i.p; thence N. 29-0940 W, 41.77 ft. to a n.i.p in the edge of a 10 foot alley; thence with the edge of said Alley, N. 47-32-15 E. 190.00 ft. an e.i.p in edge of W. Henderson Street; thence with the edge of said Street, S. 43-15-11 E. 99.80 ft. to the beginning, containing 0.455 acre on plat dated 9/25/87 by Richard L. Shulenburger, RLS, also see recorded map in Map Book, Page 25-A in Rowan County Registry. And Being more commonly known as: 215 West Henderson St, Salisbury, NC 28144 The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are Nebraska Wells and Judy B. Wells. The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS." Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale. Any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. This sale is made subject to all prior liens and encumbrances, and unpaid taxes and assessments including but not limited to any transfer tax associated with the foreclosure. 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. This sale will be held open ten days for upset bids as required by law. Following the expiration of the statutory upset period, all remaining amounts are IMMEDIATELY DUE AND OWING. Failure to remit funds in a timely manner will result in a Declaration of Default and any deposit will be frozen pending the outcome of any re-sale. SPECIAL NOTICE FOR LEASEHOLD TENANTS: If you are a tenant residing in the property, be advised that an Order for Possession of the property may be issued in favor of the purchaser. Also, if your lease began or was renewed on or after October 1, 2007, be advised that you may terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. You may be liable for rent due under the agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination.

IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY MARK E. KELLER, JR. AND HEATHER G. KELLER DATED JULY 31, 2000 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 886 AT PAGE 338 AND MODIFIED BY AGREEMENT RECORDED JUNE 10, 2003 IN BOOK 977, PAGE 112 AND MODIFIED AGAIN BY AGREEMENT RECORDED MAY 21, 2004 IN BOOK 1008, PAGE 958 IN THE ROWAN COUNTY PUBLIC REGISTRY, NORTH CAROLINA Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in the above-referenced deed of trust and because of default in the payment of the secured indebtedness and failure to perform the stipulation and agreements therein contained and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the secured debt, the undersigned substitute trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at the county courthouse of said county at 1:30 PM on March 1, 2011 the following described real estate and any other improvements which may be situated thereon, in Rowan County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows:

Grady I. Ingle Or Elizabeth B. Ells, Substitute Trustee, 10-003413 10130 Perimeter Parkway, Suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28216 (704) 333-8107

No. 61071 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, ROWAN COUNTY - 10 SP 1125 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Wayne Howard Wagoner and Deborah D. Sims to Graham M Carlton, Trustee(s), which was dated October 30, 2000 and recorded on October 30, 2000 in Book 0893 at Page 0049, 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: Lying in Unity Township, Rowan County, North Carolina and being Lot Number 3, containing 5.31 acres of MEADOW ESTATES SUBDIVISION as described on plat by Don Allen and Associates P.A., dated August 2, 2000 and recorded in Book of Maps 9995, Page 3963, Rowan County Registry. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record.

Lying and being in the City of China Grove, China Grove Township, Rowan County, North Carolina, and being Lot No. 9, Block "F", Section Three (3) of West Haven as surveyed and platted, a copy of which plat is filed in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rowan County, in Book of Maps at Page 1323, to which map reference is hereby made for a more complete description thereof by metes and bounds. And Being more commonly known as: 825 Laurel St, China Grove, NC 28023 The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are Mark E. Keller, Jr. and Heather G. Keller. The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS." Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale. Any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. This sale is made subject to all prior liens and encumbrances, and unpaid taxes and assessments including but not limited to any transfer tax associated with the foreclosure. 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. This sale will be held open ten days for upset bids as required by law. Following the expiration of the statutory upset period, all remaining amounts are IMMEDIATELY DUE AND OWING. Failure to remit funds in a timely manner will result in a Declaration of Default and any deposit will be frozen pending the outcome of any re-sale. SPECIAL NOTICE FOR LEASEHOLD TENANTS: If you are a tenant residing in the property, be advised that an Order for Possession of the property may be issued in favor of the purchaser. Also, if your lease began or was renewed on or after October 1, 2007, be advised that you may terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. You may be liable for rent due under the agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination.

Said property is commonly known as 565 Campbell Road, Woodleaf, NC 27054. 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 Wayne H. Wagoner. 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.

The date of this Notice is February 8, 2011. Grady I. Ingle Or Elizabeth B. Ells, Substitute Trustee, 10-011357 10130 Perimeter Parkway, Suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28216 (704) 333-8107

March 1, 2011

7:00 PM

Notice is hereby given that the Town of China Grove will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at the Municipal Building at 7:00 pm for filing an application for approval of a Financing Agreement Authorized by North Carolina General Statue 160A-20 Hearing impaired person desiring additional information or having questions regarding this subject should call the North Carolina Relay Number for the Deaf (7800-735-8262). The meeting facility is accessible to people with disabilities. To request special accommodations in advance, contact Amanda Eller at the Town Hall at (704) 857-2466 or email



In the Matter of the Foreclosure of Land Covered by a Certain Deed of Trust Given by Albert Thomas Rollins, IV and Jennifer M. Rollins To Donald D. Sayers Trustee for Farmers & Merchants Bank of Granite Quarry, North Carolina, (Book 1092, Page 604, Rowan County Registry) UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by ALBERT THOMAS ROLLINS, IV and JENIFER M. ROLLINS to Donald D. Sayers, Trustee for Farmers & Merchants Bank, which Deed of Trust is dated April 24, 2007, recorded in Book 1092, Page 604, Rowan County Registry, as modified as shown in Modification and Extension of Deed of Trust dated May 29, 2009, and recorded in Book 1143, Page 281, Rowan County Registry, default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust; and the Clerk of Superior Court granting permission for the foreclosure, said Trustee will offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash the land and property hereinafter described in the manner and upon the terms and conditions as hereinafter stated: 1. This foreclosure sale is and shall be conducted pursuant to the terms and provisions of that certain Deed of Trust described above. 2. The foreclosure sale will be conducted by the undersigned at 11:00AM, Monday, February 21, 2011, in the lobby of the Rowan County Courthouse, adjacent to the Clerk of Court, Salisbury, North Carolina. 3. The real property together with all buildings, improvements and fixtures of every kind and description erected or placed thereon, attached to or used in connection with the real property which will be sold pursuant to the Deed of Trust at the foreclosure sale is located in Rowan County, North Carolina, being more particularly described as follows: BEING all of Lot 38, Berkshire Subdivision, as shown on a survey map in Plat Book 9995 at Page 5800 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rowan County. The address of the above described property is: 185 Bellingshire Drive, Mt. Ulla, North Carolina 28125 4. The property hereinabove described shall be sold for cash to the highest bidder. A cash deposit equal in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the first One Thousand Dollars and no/100 ($1,000.00) plus five percent (5%) of the remaining balance of the bid may be required at the time of the sale. 5. The property hereinabove described shall be sold "where is and as is" and subject to the lien of all outstanding and unpaid taxes, assessments, and other encumbrances which may have a priority over the Deed of Trust herein referred to and is subject to all conditions, reservations, restrictions, easements and rights of way appearing in the chain of title, if any, affecting the above-described property. 6. This Notice of Sale shall be posted and advertised as required by the said Deed of Trust and as required by law, and after the sale, a Report of Sale will be entered immediately following the conclusion of the sale, and such sale shall remain open for raised or upset bid as by law permitted and required. SPECIAL NOTICE FOR LEASEHOLD TENANTS: If you are a tenant residing in or on this property, be advised that 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 occupied 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 in to the effective date of the termination. This 31st day of January, 2011. Donald D. Sayers, Trustee WOODSON, SAYERS, LAWTHER, SHORT, PARROTT, WALKER & ABRAMSON, LLP, 225 North Main Street - Suite 200, P. O. Box 829, Salisbury, North Carolina 28145-0829, Telephone: 704-633-5000, State Bar No.: 3868

The date of this Notice is January 31, 2011.


Notice of Public Hearing Town of China Grove Municipal Building - Town Council 205 Swink Street, China Grove, North Carolina 28023

No. 61047

No. 61014

The date of this Notice is February 1, 2011. Grady I. Ingle Or Elizabeth B. Ells, Substitute Trustee, 11-012070 10130 Perimeter Parkway, Suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28216 (704) 333-8107

No. 61079

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.: 10-35219-FC01

No. 61049 AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 1024 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Andre L. Biggers, Jr. and Kelly T. Biggers to Richard Franz, Trustee(s), dated the 10th day of August, 2005, and recorded in Book 1043, Page 589, in Rowan County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rowan County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door in the City of Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 2:00 PM on February 23, 2011 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Rowan, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Tract 6 as shown on recorded Plat in Book of Maps 9995, Page 4731, Rowan County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 2215 Amity Hill Road, Cleveland, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS 45-21.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that party must pay the excise tax, as well as the court costs of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS." Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier's check (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This 2nd day of February, 2011. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE BY: Attorney at Law, The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028, 4317 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311, Case No: 1021834




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Tennis-elbow surgery questionable Dear Dr. Gott: I have been suffering with tennis elbow for almost a year with little relief. I have tried physical therapy, used Aleve, heat, cold and had cortisone shots. Right now, I am trying deeptissue massage that seems to help some. I continue to do stretching exercises. I have an office job and spend a good portion of the day using a computer. My elbow started to bother me last winter after we had more than a foot of snow and I shoveled a lot. Are there activities I should avoid or take part in to help? DR. PETER want toI don’t have GOTT surgery to correct this, as I’ve heard there is no guarantee of results. Do you have any suggestions? Dear Reader: Tennis elbow, technically known as lateral epicondylitis, can result from a number of causes but is common following repetitive motion of the arm and wrist — such as when executing a tennis or other racket-sport backhand improperly, shoveling snow, using a computer mouse, or swinging a hammer for a living. Pain results from physical stress, overuse and inflammation that can radiate from the outer portion of the elbow to the wrist and hand. This may, in part, be the result of small tears in the ten-

dons that attach the muscles of the forearm to the outside of the elbow. Diagnosis can often be made by physical exam and verbal history of events that preceded the pain. Should questions remain, your physician might order an MRI or EMG to rule out nerve impingement. X-rays are not generally helpful because they don’t reveal tendon tears, but they can rule out other conditions. Initial treatment is, as you attempted, with overthe-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory pain relievers, followed by gentle stretching exercises, wearing a brace, or discontinuing the activity temporarily (two to three weeks) to allow the tendons to heal on their own. The use of an ice pack up to six times a day, an Ace bandage, acupuncture, massage or physical therapy, or a cortisone injection might provide relief. Devise methods to allow you to function throughout the day with reduced pain. Adjust the angle of your computer keyboard, play racket sports every other day instead of daily, use two hands when hitting a backhand, take lessons to determine what it is you did wrong to injure yourself, wear a wrist brace if your hand is on a computer mouse for hours at a time, take brief breaks to perform gradual handstretching exercises, use a lighter hammer, keep an ice pack handy to reduce inflammation, and use your opposite hand when possible to lessen the burden on

the one that causes the pain. When all else fails, speak with your physician regarding the pros and cons of surgery. He or she will likely want to know that you have attempted conservative measures for at least six months because invasive surgery involves trimming tendon sheaths or releasing a tendon from bone. Both may be performed on an outpatient basis, and your arm will either be placed in a sling or cast, depending on how extensive the procedure was. There is no guarantee surgery will improve your condition, and it will not be known for almost a month, so in my opinion, it’s not a choice to be made lightly. To provide related information, I am sending you a copy of my Health Report

“Managing Chronic Pain.” Other readers who would like a copy should send a self-addressed stamped No. 10 envelope and a $2 check or money order made payable to Newsletter and mailed to Newsletter, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092-0167. Be sure to mention the title. 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

Wednesday, Feb. 16 There is a strong likelihood that in the year ahead you will develop an exciting endeavor in which others will want to participate. However, think twice about inviting partners, because you might be able to do it all on your own. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — A bit of luck could come from an arrangement with someone who shares many of you interests. Both you and this person might benefit in a rare manner. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Be on your toes for one or more financial opportunities to develop, which are likely to come from quiet corners. Each will have strong chances for increasing your earnings. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Someone to whom you’re attracted is eyeing you in the same light. It’s just a matter of one of you making a move, and since you’re likely to be the boldest, take the plunge. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Although you’re a take-charge person, if you find that another is also trying to find the answers, it would benefit you to team up with him/her. This person might already have opened the door. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Thank goodness you usually have an open mind, because it behooves you to look beyond your initial impressions. There is more to what you’re gazing at than meets the eye. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Be honest and unbiased about what you consider to be either a good or bad investment. Impressive gains can be realized if you are realistic about what you are reviewing. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Just by chance, you might be quite fortunate in two different venues where you previously made poor choices, but you’ll have to recognize exactly what’s happening. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — You may feel you have something to cheer about that your intellect is completely ignoring. It might behoove you to see where this impression takes you. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Don’t be reluctant to use all of the leverage you have at your disposal in order to advance a big ambition of yours, as long as it is ethical. It’s fair game both with business and love. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — If something is gnawing at you regarding a career matter, it is likely to have greater significance at this point in time than you may realize. It would be wise to reassess the situation. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Any important matter that needs resolving shouldn’t be left up to subordinates or to those with little experience. You will be luckiest dealing strictly with the front bench. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Someone with whom you enjoy strong bonds of friendship might open up a conduit for you that will bring you more joy and happiness than you’ve had in a long time. Know where to look for romance and you’ll find it. The Astro-Graph Matchmaker instantly reveals which signs are romantically perfect for you. Mail $3 to Astro-Graph, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092-0167. United FeatUre Syndicate

Today’s celebrity birthdays Actor Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett in “The Empire Strikes Back”) is 65. Actor William Katt (“Greatest American Hero”) is 60. Actor LeVar Burton is 54. Rapper-actor Ice-T is 53. Actress Lisa Loring (“The Addams Family”) is 53. Guitarist Andy Taylor (Duran Duran) is 50. Drummer Dave Lombardo of Slayer is 46. Drummer Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters is 39. Rapper Lupe Fiasco is 29.

When nine is the number BY PHILLIP ALDER United Feature Syndicate

C.S. Lewis wrote, “Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before), you will, nine times out of 10, become original without ever having noticed it.” The winning play in today’s deal is not original, and will not work nearly as often as nine times out of 10. But when you have nothing else to guide you, following the advice of the mathematicians will hold you in good stead. How should South try to make three no-trump after West leads the spade queen?

Computer crushes the competition on ‘Jeopardy! NEW YORK (AP) — The computer brained its human competition in Game 1 of the Man vs. Machine competition on “Jeopardy!” On the 30-question game board, veteran “Jeopardy!” champs Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter managed only five correct responses between them during the Double Jeopardy round that aired Tuesday. They ended the first game of the two-game face-off with paltry earnings of $2,400 and $5,400, respectively. Watson, their IBM su-

nemesis, percomputer emerged from the Final Jeopardy round with $35,734. Tuesday’s competition began with Jennings (who has the longest “Jeopardy!” winning streak at 74 games) making the first choice. But Watson jumped in with the correct response: What is leprosy? He followed that with bang-on responses Franz Liszt, dengue fever, violin, Rachmaninoff and albinism, then landed on a Daily Double in the “Cambridge” category. “I’ll wager $6,435,” Watson said in his pleasant electronic voice.

“I won’t ask,” said host Alex Trebek, wondering with everybody else where that figure came from. Watson knew what he was doing. Sir Christopher Wren was the correct response, and Watson’s total vaulted to $21,035 as the humans stood by helplessly. The trio will return on Wednesday, when their second game is aired. The overall winner will collect $1 million. The bouts were taped at the IBM research center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., last month.

With nine points and no five-card suit, North raised to two no-trump to invite game. South, with 16 points and a five-card suit, had no hesitation in bidding game. (If you use two no-trump as a transfer response, you must invite game by first responding two clubs, then rebidding two notrump, which would not promise a four-card major. There is one other wrinkle here. If the bidding starts one no-trump - two clubs - two hearts, the responder rebids two spades with four spades and game-invitational values. To rebid two no-trump denies a four-card major.) South has six top tricks: two spades, two hearts and two clubs. Since it is unlikely that declarer can establish a diamond trick, he should play for five club winners. The odds tables say that a 2-2 split is slightly more likely than a successful second-round finesse through West (a priori, it is 31.03 percent to 28.45 percent), so South should cash his club king, then play a club to dummy’s ace. Success!



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Chipper returns after knee injury Associated Press

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones took grounders and got in some swings on the first day of spring training, a significant step in his recovery from major knee surgery. Until Tuesday, Jones had only taken swings in the batting cage beneath Turner Field. But he went out on the field with pitchers and catchers at the Disney World complex, reporting no major problems after fielding about 40 grounders and taking around the same number of swings. “It’s important to be seen, to let everybody watch, to see the ball coming off my bat, to see me moving around out there at third,” he said. “The knee is not 100 percent. There’s no way around that. I don’t know when it’s going to be. But if I’m 80 to 90 percent, I still think I can go out there and play good third base and still be a factor at the plate.” While hitting, the 38-year-


old Jones struggled a bit with his timing. Still, he showed good power on several pitches from coach Larry Parrish, ripping balls to center field and into the gap. After trading his bat for a glove, Jones fielded grounders effortlessly at third base. Again, there were no apparent signs of discomfort. “I’m not trying to make the club on the first day,” he quipped. “I didn’t see any problems. Obviously, fielding ground balls is only half of it. Getting the footwork set and making a throw is something else. That’s something that puts pressure on the knee. I’ll probably start that in the next day or two.” The Braves are counting on Jones being ready for the start of the regular season, holding down his familiar third spot in the batting order. If he can’t play regularly, there will be a huge hole in the middle of the offense. “It falls back on whatever my body allows me to do,” he

Video of Woods spitting already was going viral on the internet Monday when the European Tour said he will be fined an undisclosed sum for breaching the tour code of conduct. This was not his first fine. This was not the first time he's spit. And this was not the first time, certainly not lately, that Woods had a chance to win a tournament only to blow up in the final round. From the time Woods returned to golf last year at the Masters, there was a feeling in some quarters that when — or if — he got back to winning tournaments, all would be forgotten, if not forgiven. That remains to be seen. Woods now has gone 15 months and 17 tournaments without winning. He doesn't appear to be particularly close, either. In his last three tournaments — two of them with a chance to win — Woods has closed with rounds of 73, 73 and 75. It's the first time since 1997 that he was over par in the final round of three straight tournaments. With his game in disarray, that puts even more scrutiny on his behavior. Woods has been spitting as long as he has been wearing a red shirt on Sunday, usually after a bad shot or a missed putt. And while it's true that Steve Marino was spitting at Pebble Beach in the final round, Steve Marino is not Tiger Woods. It might be a double standard, but such is the cost of celebrity. Woods is known to slam his clubs after a poor shot, and one time his driver bounced into the gallery in Australia. Swearing is second nature. There have been times when he yelled out "Fore!" to keep him from shouting another word that starts with the same letter. That probably will nev-

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New Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez (33) talks with third baseman chipper Jones, right. said. “I’m going to have good days, I’m going to have bad days. The bad days, I’m not going to be much help. It hurts getting out of bed sometimes. But I’ll try to limit those days as much as possible.” General manager Frank Wren sees no need to come up with a backup plan, at least for now. He said the doctors and trainers have provided nothing but encouraging reports on Jones’ recovery from the second major knee injury of his career. “At this point, there’s no reason to think that way. There’s no reason to even con-

sider it. He’s doing so well,” Wren said. “If it gets to that point and we have to make those adjustments, we will. But that’s not even in the front of our minds right now.” The former MVP and NL batting champion struggled early last season and was even considering retirement. He turned things around and was one of Atlanta’s most effective hitters when he tore his anterior cruciate ligament after fielding a grounder and making a throw during an August game at Houston.

Cardinals get extension for Pujols deal POSADA’S FUTURE TAMPA, Fla. — Jorge Posada is not sure whether he will play after this season. Posada, entering the final season of a $52.4 million, four-year contract, is being shifted to designated hitter but also could see limited action at catcher. The 39-year Posada said Tuesday he'll assess his physical condition before deciding whether to come back in 2012. If he returns, he'd like to stay with the Yankees. "It would be really tough to look somewhere else," Posada said. "If I want to play, I want to stay here." PADRES In Peoria, Ariz., the San Diego Padres said closer Heath Bell is sidelined by a strained left calf. Bell was second in the NL with 47 saves last season. BONDS UPDATE SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge in the perjury case against Barry Bonds

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The spring training notebook ... JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals and representatives for Albert Pujols have agreed to a 24-hour extension to reach a new contract out of respect for Stan Musial. The Cardinals Hall of Famer will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in Washington on Tuesday and general manager John Mozeliak said the club did not want to distract from Musial’s special day. Pujols’ agent, Dan Lozano, originally set a Tuesday deadline, the first workout day for pitchers and catchers in Jupiter, Fla. Mozeliak said the new deadline is noon (EST) Wednesday. Pujols is due to make $16 million this season in the final year of his contract, with $4 million of the total deferred without interest.

on Tuesday decided to allow an audio recording in which, prosecutors say, the baseball star's personal trainer discussed his steroids use. METS New Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said the lawsuit against Fred Wilpon and the rest of the team owners filed by the trustee trying to recover money for the victims of the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme should not affect operations at camp. "I think it's important for all of us, I think it's important for ownership, that the focus here be on baseball," Alderson said." MARINERS Seattle, which shares its spring training home with San Diego, said Ken Griffey Jr. is returning to the Mariners as a special consultant less than a year after abruptly retiring from baseball, the team said Tuesday.

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Tomorrow Hi Lo W 70 39 f 58 40 pc 60 46 r 78 66 pc 51 24 f 71 57 f 54 43 pc 62 31 f 57 43 pc 71 47 pc 38 26 fl 62 48 pc

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High.................................................... 57° Low..................................................... 30° Last year's high.................................. 47° Last year's low....................................31° .................................... 31° Normal high........................................ 56° Normal low......................................... 34° Record high........................... 80° in 1989 .............................12° Record low............................. 12° in 1943 ...............................18% Humidity at noon............................... 18%

Air Quality Ind Index ex Charlottee Yesterday.... 35 ........ good .......... particulates Today..... 50 ...... good N. C. Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources 0-50 good, 51-100 moderate, 101-150 unhealthy for sensitive grps., 151-200 unhealthy, 201-300 verryy unhealthy, 301-500 haazzardous

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er change. And that's the problem. Because he said it would. "When I do return, I need to make my behavior more respectful of the game." For all the outrage expressed by the British media, it was peculiar that no one asked him about the famous glob after his round Sunday. Woods apologized a day later on Twitter: "The Euro Tour is right — it was inconsiderate to spit like that and I know better. Just wasn't thinking and want to say I'm sorry." The British golf media used to refer to Woods as "the great man" when he was racking up majors. It was easier to overlook his behavior. There was Augusta National chairman Billy Payne and his scathing criticism of Woods on the day before last year's Masters. "But his future will never again be measured only by his performance against par; but measured by the sincerity of his efforts to change," Payne said. The day after the Masters, CBS Sports announcer Jim Nantz went on a New York radio show and torched Woods for his language. "Tiger's not the only guy who's got a camera in his face all day long," Nantz said. "But he is the only one in the field who said he wasn't going to do that any more." During his press conference at that Masters, Woods said he would try to curtail his temper on the golf course, but warned that also would mean toning down his celebrations. Then again, there hasn't been a lot to celebrate lately. No other player is under such scrutiny, though. Woods ought to know this and expect this by now. If he says he is going to change and be respectful, he has to know that people will be paying attention. For Woods, that might be a lone positive to take out of this. At least people are still interested in watching him.



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The western United States will continue to see the majority of active weather across the nation on Wednesday as high pressure retains its grip on the East. The West Coast’s foul weather comes as the predominant pattern over the past month ans a half shifts from one where storms are more likely in the East to one where storms are more likely along the West Coast. Wednesday one of these West Coast storms will stick around, aiming its precipitation squarely at California. The San Francisco Bay Area will see some very heavy precipitation, as will the Sierra Nevada mountains, especially the area around Lake Tahoe. Since this storm is expected to be quite cold, snow levels will drop to around 2500 feet then even lower overnight. In the higher elevations, one to two feet of snow could fall by daybreak, with an additional one and a half feet possible during the day on Wednesday. This storm marks an important turning point for the region, as nearly a month and a half of well below normal snowfall will finally begin to turn around. In the Northeast, temperatures will moderate substantially on Wednesday, with highs rising well above Tuesday’s bone chillingly cold readings. Most locations will reach at least the freezing mark. Elsewhere, the Plains will remain relatively warm, with south winds drawing moisture northward from the Gulf of Mexico. This moisture will increase cloud cover and allow for the possibility of some showers in the Mid-West.

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