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Salisbury slaying to be part of ‘Nightmare Next Door’ series Rothwell said the program will show how the murder of 18-yearold Loritts and the arrest and plea The next time you see former Salof her then 46-year-old stepfather isbury Police detective James “J.D.” Reginald Weeks Jr. affected the Barber or Salisbury Police Detective community, investigators and famBrent Hall, you may want to stop and ilies involved. get their autographs. “This one was really interesting Barber and Hall, as well as other because of the dynamic of the stepSalisbury officials and residents, were father,” Rothwell said. “You kind filmed over the past week for “Nightof didn’t see it coming.” mare Next Door,” a new series on the Barber said he spent 11 hours Investigation Discovery channel. with a film crew Feb. 11, and four The one-hour show will focus on the hours the next day. The filming 2005 Brittany Nicole Loritts murder took place at the Rowan County investigation. Sheriff’s Office and on Barber’s Brittany Nicole Loritts Anne Rothwell, who produces farm. “Nightmare Next Door,” said it is a fairly new se“They came out and filmed a lot of the stuff at ries about homicides in small towns. the farm,” Barber said. “They call it a hero shot, “So it’s usually kind of idealistic Americana, just part of what I do when I’m not working.” where stuff like this is foreign to these small towns,” Rothwell said. “And the victims are innoSee SERIES, 5A cent victims.” BY SHELLEY SMITH

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TO THE DAY Even after death, ‘The Intimidator’ still has a hold in Kannapolis ANNAPOLIS — Steven McCree has been out of work since Pillowtex — the remnants of a onceproud Cannon Mills Co. — shut down in 2003. He is now homeless and often spends time at the Dale Earnhardt Plaza in the downtown. “You see that statute there,” McCree says, pointing to the 9-foot-tall bronze pose of Earnhardt. “You try to steal that and see how far you get.” Nearby, three men from the Levine Museum of the New South are taking some film footage of MARK Kannapolis for an upcomWINEKA ing Charlotte exhibit, and they’re making sure to include the Earnhardt statue. Over the next hour — on an early Tuesday afternoon — people from Maine, Ohio and two cities in eastern North Carolina will walk into the plaza and pose with the statue for personal photographs. They’ll linger to read some of the other tributes to the late NASCAR driver before returning to their cars. McCree sees people visiting the statue year-round. “Please, this is Dale Earnhardt country, dude,” he says. “If it wasn’t for Dale Earnhardt, this town wouldn’t be worth a crap.” Even a decade after his death, Dale Earnhardt maintains an Elvis-type hold on his hometown and a loyal fan base across the country. They are the fans who relished his hardnosed driving style, blue-collar roots and winning ways over 20plus years on the Winston Cup circuit, NC 136 became which ended Feb. 18, 2001, in a fatal acciNC 3 in Earnhardt’s honor in dent at the Daytona 500. 2002. They still speak reverently about “The Intimidator” and the colors he made famous — silver and black. “If you’re going to do anything in life,” says Brian Anderson of Barnesville, Ohio, “you’ve got to have the cojones.” Anderson and his girlfriend, Deanna Carr, drove almost 450 miles to Kannapolis this week to see Earnhardt’s hometown. It was Anderson’s Valentine’s Day gift to Carr, who worshiped Earnhardt as a driver. Carr expresses a sentiment heard often among Earnhardt fans, who don’t

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Brian Anderson and Deanna Carr drove more than 400 miles from Ohio on Valentine’s Day so they could spend a day in the hometown of Dale Earnhardt, Carr’s racing hero.

Earnhardt grew up in an area of Kannapolis called ‘Car Town,’ where the streets have names such as Dodge, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Plymouth and V-8. carry the same passion for NASCAR since the driver’s death — even now, 10 years later. “I kind of felt lost, his not being there,” Carr says. In Kannapolis, “3” is a sacred number. A year after Earnhardt’s death, then Gov. Mike Easley signed legislation that renumbered N.C. Highway 136 to N.C. 3, as tribute to the number on Earnhardt’s

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race car. A section of N.C. 3 includes Dale Earnhardt Boulevard, one of Kannapolis’ major arteries. The Class A minor league baseball team is named the Kannapolis Intimidators. And the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau strongly promotes “The Dale Trail,” a self-guided tour through Kannapolis that puts fans on the same streets where Earnhardt lived, worked, played and even learned to race. The visitors bureau prints and distributes 25,000 Dale Trail brochures each year. “They can’t get the experience anywhere else,” says Donna Carpenter, president and chief executive officer of the Convention and Visitors Bureau. Carpenter describes the trail as a lowkey, “bittersweet” attraction that affects people in different ways. Race fans have fond memories of the driver Earnhardt was, she notes, but many still carry grief over his death. Relying a lot on Dale Earnhardt Boulevard as a focal point, the trail takes people by his father Ralph’s grave. The Ralph Earnhardt tombstone displays a No. 8 race car, one in which he won hundreds of smaller-circuit races over 23 years.

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Aldi wants to build a second Salisbury grocery store at the intersection of Jake Alexander Boulevard and Brenner Avenue. If successful, Aldi would become the only large grocer other than Food Lion to have more than one location in Salisbury. Food Lion was founded here. Aldi would not only double its presence in Food Lion territory, but it would set up shop across the street from Harris Teeter. If all goes as the company hopes, the proposed 18,761-square-foot store would open in mid-2012, said Todd Bonnett, Aldi real estate director. “We feel that we can much better serve the Salisbury community with a second store on this side of town and have no plans to close our existing store on Faith Road,” Bonnett said in an e-mail to the Post. The city’s Technical Review Committee granted provisional approval to Aldi’s site plan on Thursday. “They have to correct some technical details, but basically the concept has been approved,” City Engineer Dan Mikkelson said. Aldi will make minor changes and submit construction documents to the city, which would be approved by staff, Mikkelson said. Aldi plans to buy about 2 acres from Childress Klein Properties, which owns the 15.4acre tract of vacant land bound by Jake Alexander Boulevard, Brenner Avenue and

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Perdue budget would eliminate 10,000 jobs next year RALEIGH (AP) — Gov. Beverly Perdue unveiled a spending plan Thursday that would eliminate 10,000 employee positions next year and keep mostly in place a temporary sales tax to close a $2.4 billion gap, saying it would make North Carolina government more efficient and protect teacher jobs. The $19.9 billion spending plan for the year starting July 1 tracks a previously announced plan to narrow 14 agencies and departments into eight, while cutting or eliminating 139 additional programs. If Perdue’s bill became law, school bus replacement would shift to local districts and all highway welcome centers and most state parks would be closed two days a week. While her two-year budget PERDUE proposal to the Legislature would pay for all teachers and teacher assistants currently funded by the state, other public employees wouldn’t be as protected. As many as 3,000 of the positions designated for elimination are currently filled, Perdue’s budget office said. There are currently about 266,000 state-funded positions. “I don’t sleep well at night, worried about (workers), but at the end of the day, I do know, quite frankly as the governor, that this is the right decision as we move forward with a lean-

er state government,” Perdue said at a news conference. GOP leaders newly in charge of the General Assembly and forming their own spending plan said there were positive steps in the incumbent Democrat’s proposal which spends less than the current budget year. But they said it doesn’t cut far enough and breaks a promise by keeping intact through mid-2013 three-quarters of a penny of the one-cent sales tax set to expire June 30. While the measure would lower the base tax most consumers currently pay from 7.75 percent to 7.5 percent, and still generate $827 million next year, the change is still a tax increase, said Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, who had pledged with other Republicans to let the one-cent sales tax expire. “The people of North Carolina in November sent a strong message, and that message was balance the budget and don’t raise taxes. The governor sent a message back to the people today: ‘I’m balancing the budget by raising your taxes,’ ” Berger said. Perdue defended the sales tax, saying it helped her avoid eliminating funds for an additional combined 12,500 teachers and teacher assistants. Democrats in charge of the Legislature in 2009 and Perdue agreed to the penny sales-tax increase to help close shortfalls during the Great Recession.

Budget highlights RALEIGH (AP) — Highlights of Gov. Beverly Perdue’s $19.9 billion budget released Tuesday for the 2011-12 fiscal year. For tax changes, figures are for the amount of revenue generated or lost. For spending changes, figures are for amount spent or saved compared to what was projected to maintain current services. Taxes, reserves or salaries n extend 0.75 cents of the temporary penny sales tax for another two years: $827 million. n reduce corporate income tax rate from 6.9 percent to 4.9 percent: -$115 million. n repeal law giving portion of corporate income tax for public school construction: $72 million. n provide unemployment insurance tax credit for 135,000 small businesses: -$65 million. n no salary increases for state employees, teachers. n cover expected 7.1 percent premium increase for state employee health insurance plan: $117.1 million.

n provide $10,000-$20,000 incentive bonus for eligible workers to retire, allocated in limited amounts throughout state government. n set aside $75 million from year-end credit balance for repairs, renovations of government buildings. n contribute more to state retirement system: $115 million. n severance reserve for laidoff state workers: $30 million. n rainy-day reserve fund: $150 million. n set aside $25 million from year-end credit balance to help local governments and nonprofits interested in consolidating or regionalizing services. K-12 education n require local school district to pay for workers’ compensation claims: -$34.7 million. n reduce allotment for local central office staff by 10 percent, potentially eliminating 140 positions: -$10.8 million. n reduce school building administration funds by 7.5 percent, potentially eliminating 380 positions: -$24.6 million.

n reduce allotment to districts for custodial and clerical positions by 15 percent, or 1,700 positions: -$59.6 million. n reduce school bus transportation allotment by 10 percent, or potentially 1,900 positions: $40.3 million. n make school bus replacement a local responsibility: $56.9 million. n direct 10 percent reduction in Department of Public Instruction, or 40 positions: -$4.4 million. UNC system n direct University of North Carolina system to reduce combined spending in operating budget by 9.5 percent, with 1,900 positions to be eliminated, partially offset by tuition increases: $252.6 million. n use N.C. Education Lottery Funds to help pay for need-based financial aid: $34.9 million. Community colleges n eliminate eight specialized centers/programs: -$3.8 million. n consolidate research stations and farms at N.C. State University: $8.7 million.

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2008, just before the bottom fell out of the economy. The tract has room for five or six additional commercial develFrOm 1A opments, Mikkelson said. Aldi “is still very early in Milford Hills Road. the development process as Childress Klein bought the we are performing our investract from Livingstone Col- tigations of the property and lege for $2 million in August determining the city require-


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Videographer Greg matthews, right, films actor Gary thornburg inside the shop called a A Step in time. the video will promote the third annual Sculpture Show in Salisbury.

Video shot to promote annual Sculpture Show BY JAMES CARLI II For the Salisbury Post

At A Step in Time, a shop along Easy Street in downtown Salisbury, a public service announcement was filmed Wednesday to promote the upcoming third annual Salisbury Sculpture Show. The PSA is the first in a campaign of announcements and promotions publicizing the nine-month event that begins April 1, and will include 14 sculptures erected throughout downtown Salisbury and two others placed on the campus of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. Organizers of this year’s event are the Public Art Committee, a joint venture of the Salisbury Community Appearance Commission and Downtown Salisbury Inc.; the Salisbury Rowan Tourism Authority; and the Salisbury Tourism and Cultural Development Commission. Organizers hope this year’s show will reach a broader and more diverse audience than in years past. “This is the thing that drives me crazy about this town,” said Tom Wolpert, co-owner of A Step in Time and member of the sculpture-selection committee and Community Appearance Commission. “We service the ‘Salisbury 400.’ It’s always the same people that do downtown activities, that go to the Waterworks, and I truly believe that the more we involve the community, the better

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A sculpture titled ‘Close encounter’ by Roger martin from Albemarle will be shown in the upcoming Sculpture Show. we are.” Wendy Wilson, who directed Wednesday’s public service announcement, said this year’s event is much broader in scope. Lynn Raker, city urban design planner and liaison to the appearance commission, said this year will see many events to coin-


cide with the nine-month sculpture show. On April 2, a public forum at the Waterworks Visual Art Gallery on Liberty Street will help artists figure out how to sell their art, and children can create sculptures of their own


Margaret H. Kluttz, civic leader and former Salisbury mayor, has been elected the new chairwoman of the Blanche & Julian Robertson Family Foundation board of directors. She succeeds James F. Hurley, who has stepped down from the post after serving as chairman since 2001. He remains a member of the board, serving as assistant secretary. He had previously served as vicechairman from KLUTTZ 1997-2001. Kluttz will lead a new slate of officers on the board, including Clay Lindsay Jr. vice-chairman, replacing James Whitton, who remains a board member; and Lillian L. Morgan, secretary, LINDSAY taking over Kluttz’s former position. Morgan also will lead the foundation’s Grants Committee, which reviews all grant applications and makes recommendations for consideration by the full MORGAN board. This election represents the first full change of officers since the foundation was chartered in late 1997. Kluttz was founding secretary. William C. Kluttz was the founding chairman and resigned when he was elected a District Court judge. Whitton had served as assistant secretary 1997-2001 prior to being vice-chairman. “Julian Robertson and his family have truly blessed this community by their generosity, and it is an honor and privilege to serve on their family foundation board,” Margaret Kluttz said. “The only way ever to properly thank Mr. Robertson and his family for their generosity is to do our best as board members to assist the nonprofit organizations all across our community. They are hard at work ‘in the trenches,’ striving to make Salisbury and Rowan County a better place to live not only today and but also tomorrow.” Kluttz said Hurley, as chairman, worked steadfastly “to guide us in our grant making decisions, to not only support the vision and mission of our nonprofits, but also to honor and be good stewards of Julian Robertson’s generosity.” Most recently, Kluttz was state director for former U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole, serving 2003-09 with offices in Salisbury. Last April, Kluttz was named development officer for


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for photos he took of the fire. And Smith, Lakey and Online Content Manager Jeremy Judd won a third place award for use of an interactive feature that let readers submit their own photos and information about the flea market fire to the Post’s website. Lifestyle Editor Katie Scarvey won two first place awards, one for criticism and one for headline writing. Scarvey also won a second place award in business writing for her stories about troubled times at local dairy farms. Other awards were:

in news feature writing for her series about breast cancer. • Columnist Mark Wineka in business writing for his article about sweepstakes cafes. • Copy editor Andy Mooney for a photo page he designed using pictures he COOK took at Folly Island. • Editorial Page Editor Chris Verner and Editor Elizabeth Cook for editorial page. • Sports Editor Ronnie Gallagher and his staff for sports coverage.

The Salisbury Post’s news staff collected 20 awards, including eight first place awards, Thursday night at the annual N.C. Press Association Awards Banquet in Chapel Hill. The Post competed with other newspapers in its circulation category, 10,000-35,000. Reporters Shelley Smith and Emily Ford won first place in deadline news reporting for their coverage of the Sept. 3, 2010, fire that deSecond place stroyed the Webb Road Flea • Former sports writer Market. Photo Chief Jon Lakey won a second place gen- First place • Reporter Shavonne Potts See AWARDS, 6A MOONEY eral news photography award












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SALISBURY — Mr. Claude Allen, age 75, of Butler Street, passed Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct. 25, 1935, in Hartwell, Ga., to the late Allen and Addie Maxwell Allen. He was educated in the public schools of Hartwell, Ga., and retired from Thermoid, formerly Carolina Rubber Hose, and B.F. Goodrich. He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Kitchen Committee and Nursery. His wife, Katherine Allen, preceded him in death. Survivors are a son, Ross Wilson (Barbara), Salisbury; daughters Debra Allen Ellis (Donald) and Claudette Allen, both of Salisbury; brothers Allen (Jeanett), Artrell Columbus, Ohio, and Hard Allen (Jennifer), Johnstown, Pa.; sisters Olivia Rowe, Johnstown, Pa., and Emma Turner, Salisbury; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Wilhelmina Wilson, East Spencer; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation and Service: Visitation will be 12:30 p.m. and funeral 1 p.m. Saturday at Shady Grove Baptist Church with the pastor, Pastor Alonza Williams, officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. At other times, the family will be at the home of daughter Debra Allen Ellis, 3560 Dogwood Court, Spencer Forest Community, Salisbury. Services are entrusted to Hairston Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at

SALISBURY — Jimmie Lawson Earnhardt, Jr., 37, of Salisbury, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Death was unexpected. Jimmie was born May 9, 1973, in Cabarrus County, a son of Grace Helen Hudson Earnhardt McCurley of Cuba, N.Y. He was a veteran having served with the U.S. Marine Corps. He enjoyed hunting and was an avid NASCAR fan. He was a loving husband and father. He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Shirley T. Earnhardt of the home; a daughter, Hailey Richlene Earnhardt of the home; one brother, Johnny Earnhardt of Horseheads, N.Y.; a sister, Wendy Earnhardt of Salisbury; and eight nieces and nephews. Visitation: The family will receive friends Friday, Feb. 18 from 6-8 p.m. at Whitley's Funeral Home. At other times, they will be at the residence. Funeral services will be announced at a later date. Whitley's Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Earnhardt. Online condolences may be sent to

Janie Hildreth Jackson KANNAPOLIS — Janie Ellen Hildreth Jackson, 96, of Nola Avenue, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at Brian Center of Concord following several months of declining health. Mrs. Jackson was born Jan. 27, 1915, in Richmond County, a daughter of the late Robert Julian Hildreth and Nellie Cleo Bittle Hildreth. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Lee Jackson, and sister Julia Hildreth Johnson. She is survived by two daughters, Debra Jane Hefner and husband Gerald of Kannapolis and JoAnn Wells and husband David of Morganton; three grandchildren, Erika Ann Hefner, Melissa Wells McNeely and David Matthew Wells; and five great-grandchildren, Davis Bruce McNeely, Megan English McNeely, Maecy Jane Wells, Caroline Anne Wells, and Ellen Kate Wells. Mrs Jackson was a lifelong educator. After graduating from Bowling Green Business University, she was a commercial teacher at Erskine College. After moving to Kannapolis, she married Harry Lee Jackson on Aug. 13, 1939. She taught business courses at J.W. Cannon High School and North State Business College. She retired from J.W. Cannon Junior High School in 1980. She was a life-member of Bethany Lutheran and New Hope Lutheran churches, where she was president of Women of the Church, Sunday School teacher and Girl Scout leader. Mrs. Jackson was a charter member and the first president of the Kannapolis Pilot Club, enjoyed attending the Retired Teachers' meetings and class reunions of her former students. Service and Visitation: Services for Mrs. Jackson will be held at 12 o'clock noon, Saturday, Feb. 19 at New Hope Lutheran Church with the Rev. Kim E. Trabold officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Whitley's Funeral Home prior to the service. Interment will be at Carolina Memorial Park. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Hope Lutheran Church, Building Fund, 1615 Brantley Road, Kannapolis, NC 28083. Online condolences may be left at

SALISBURY — Mrs. Gypsie Cockerham Settle, age 89, formerly of Elkin, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at Brian Center in Salisbury. She was born May 10, 1921, in Surry County to H.C. and Lavonia Reid Burcham. Mrs. Settle was an active member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, as well as a faithful member of her Sunday School class. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands Roby Cockerham and Welborn Settle; nine brothers and sisters, Marvin Burcham of Elkin, H.C. Burcham, Jr. of Calhoun, Ga., Jesse Burcham of Elkin, Louise Yarboro of Elkin, Odell Couch of High Point, Thelma Nance of Elkin, James Burcham of Elkin, Ruth Day of Elkin and Grace Carter of Elkin. Survivors include her son, Rick Cockerham and his wife Jackie of Salisbury; grandsons Chris Cockerham and his wife Sherri of Durham and Brent Cockerham and his wife Amy of Tega Cay, S.C.; granddaughter Brooke Cockerham Morris and her husband Matt of Charlotte; six great-grandchildren, Tori Cockerham, Christopher Cockerham and Collin Cockerham of Durham, Ryan Andrew Cockerham and Cockerham of Tega Cay, S.C., Makenzie Morris of Charlotte; two sisters Dorothy Gambill of Atlanta, Ga. and Wilma Hinson of Elkin. Service and Visitation: Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Feb. 19 at 2:30 p.m. in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Danny Dodds and Rev. Gwyn Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon from 1-2:30 p.m. at the church. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Activities Center Fund, 593 Pleasant Hill Drive, Elkin, NC 28621. The family would like to thank Dr. Amin and the staff of Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation. Online condolences may be made at Elkin Funeral Service is serving the Settle family.

Billy Thomas Beck CONCORD — Billy Thomas Beck, 76, of Concord, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at the Oaks at Town Center, Harrisburg. Mr. Beck will remain at Summersett Funeral Home in Salisbury pending completion of funeral arrangements.

LANDIS — Mr. Earl Miller, age 99, of Flat Rock Road, passed Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at Tucker Hospice House, Kannapolis. He was born April 9, 1911, to the late Minnie Brooks and David Miller. He was educated in public schools of Rowan County and retired from Duke Energy. Mr. Miller was a member and Deacon at Yadkin Grove Baptist Church. He was presently a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church, Boyden Quarters, where he served with the Deacon's Ministry. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lizzie Miller; sisters Mary Miller, Anna Burwell and Sadie Boykins; and four brothers, Eddie, Bradley, James and David Miller. He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Elizabeth Dukes Miller of the home; sons Hubert Blackwell (Sunny) and Walter Blackwell, Dallas, Texas; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation and Service: Visitation will be 2 p.m. and funeral 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Jerusalem Baptist Church with Rev. Darrell Houston officiating. Burial: 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 21 at the U.S. National Cemetery, 202 Government Road, Salisbury, with Military Honors. Services are entrusted to Hairston Funeral Home, Inc. Online condolences may be made at

Margaret C. Rutherford SALISBURY — Margaret Cockrell Rutherford, formerly of Alexandria and Charlottesville, Va., died peacefully on Feb. 17, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. She was 93 years of age. Mrs. Rutherford had lived for the past 1-1/2 years at Carillon in Salisbury. She was born July 27, 1917, in Alexandria, where her family had resided for generations. She graduated from James Madison University with a BS in Education and taught in the Alexandria School System for two years. She was then a legal secretary in Alexandria until she married. She lived in Alexandria until 1989, when she and her husband of 44 years, Arthur J. Rutherford, retired and moved to Charlottesville. Her husband preceded her in death in 1991. She is survived by three children, David W. Rutherford and wife Therese, of Louisville, Ky., Mary Rutherford Blanton and husband Ted of Salisbury and Anne Rutherford Fenn of Westport, Conn.; 10 grandchildren, Christopher and Molly Rutherford of Louisville, Ky., Stephen and Angie Rutherford of Waynesboro, Va., Meghan (Fenn) Vogt and husband Tom, of Houston, Texas, Emily Fenn of Bridgeport, Conn., Molly (Fenn) Watson and husband Hank of Nashville, Tenn., Patrick Rutherford Fenn of Westport, Conn., Lt. William F. Blanton of Atsugi, Japan, John A. Blanton, T. Pennington Blanton and Mary (Eliza) Blanton all of Salisbury. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren. Service: The funeral will be on Tuesday, (Feb. 22) at Christ Episcopal Church in Alexandria, Va., at 10:30 a.m., with interment following at Ivy Hill Cemetery. Memorials: The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Rowan Regional Medical Center Hospice, 720 Grove St., Salisbury, NC 28144. Local arrangements are being handled by Summersett Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at

Maggie Kerley KANNAPOLIS — Mrs. Maggie Beaver Kerley, 91, formerly of Cypress Avenue, die Feb. 17, 2011, at Five Oaks Manor. Arrangements are incomplete and will be handled by Lady's Funeral Home.

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SALISBURY — Elsie Turner Benfield, 77, of Salisbury, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at The Meadows of Rockwell. Born July 10, 1933, in Stokes County, she was the daughter of the late Mattie Helen Craddock Turner and John C. Turner. A graduate of China Grove High School in 1951, she was class Valedictorian. To further her career, she attended Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. She retired from Hoechst-Celanese as a lab technician. A member of Southside Baptist Church, she was also a member of VFW Auxiliary 3006 and Harold B. Jarrett American Legion Auxiliary Post 342. She loved to crochet, work crossword puzzles and play bingo. Preceding her in death were her husband, George H. Benfield, Sr., who died April 26, 1983; daughter Peggy B. Cross, who died March 10, 2000; brother James E. Turner; and sister Dora Summers. Survivors include her son, George H. Benfield, Jr. (Vickie) of North Port, Fla.; daughter Nancy B. Luther (John F.) of Gastonia; brother Henry Lee Turner (Frances) of Concord; four grandchildren, Ginger Hill (Scottie) of Salisbury, Jennifer Cross of Thomasville, Kristen Luther (Nick Anaclerio) of St. Louis, Ma., Shane Benfield (Laura) of Salisbury; three great-grandchildren, Meranda and Megan Hill and Brody Benfield, all of Salisbury. Visitation and Service: Visitation is 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 at Lyerly Funeral Home. The service will begin at 3 p.m. in the James C. Lyerly Chapel with the Rev. Tom Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Brookhill Memorial Gardens in Rockwell. Memorials: Southside Baptist Church, 500 Morlan Park Road, Salisbury, NC 28146; or In Touch Ministries, Dr. Charles Stanley, P.O. Box 7900, Atlanta, GA 30357. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Benfield family. Online condolences may be made at

GRANITE QUARRY — Alvis O'Bryan “Sugarman” Ponds, age 31, of South Salisbury Avenue, passed on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Levine and Dickson Hospice House, Huntersville. Born Nov. 27, 1979, he was a son of Mary Strawder Ponds of Granite Quarry and Alvis O. Ponds of Salisbury. He was a member of White Rock AME Zion Church. Survivors include sister Alicia ( Tyrone) Gregg, Powder Springs, Ga.; brother Darron Ponds, Concord; grandmother Loraine Strawder of the home; uncles George (Cheryl) Strawder, Columbia, S.C., and Calvin ( Jackie) Strawder, Mableton, Ga.; aunts Cynthia Strawder Torrence, Charlotte, Alta Mae Beeks, Brooklyn, N.Y., Eloise D. Davis, Woodbridge, Va.; a host of cousins; and the residents and staff of Howell's Childcare Center, Charlotte. Service and Visitation: Visitation is Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at White Rock AME Zion, Granite Quarry, followed by the funeral at 2 p.m. Rev. Morgan Glenn, pastor, in charge of the service. Burial, Brookhill Memorial Gardens, Rockwell. At other times, the family will receive friends at the home in Granite Quarry. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ARC Rowan, 1918 W. Innes St., Salisbury, NC 28144. Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home, Inc. is assisting the Ponds Family. Online condolences may be made at

CHINA GROVE — Mr. Hayden Ervin Earnhardt, 77, of China Grove, who died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at Tucker Hospice House, Kannapolis, was a veteran of the U.S. Army. This information was omitted from an earlier obituary. Powles Funeral Home in Rockwell is assisting the family with arrangements.

SALISBURY — Patricia Ann Hanshaw Kerns, 68, of Salisbury, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at her residence. Born Dec. 24, 1942, in Charleston, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Bertie Estep Hanshaw and Henry Hanshaw. A graduate of Hannan High School in West Virginia, she was a homemaker. Mrs. Kerns was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Survivors include her sons, William Kerns and Sampson Kerns, Jr. (Libby), all of Salisbury; and two grandchildren, Shannon Kerns of Pa., and Noah Kerns of Salisbury. Service: A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1255 Julian Road, Salisbury. Bishop Stephen R. Hiatt will officiate. Cremation Concepts of Salisbury is serving the Kerns family.

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John David Mills KANNAPOLIS — John David Mills, 73, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at his home. He was born March 15, 1937, in Union County. Service: 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 at Bethany Bible Church. Burial: Carolina Memorial Park. Visitation: 122 p.m. Saturday at the church. Online condolences may be left at

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Janet Elaine Worth SALISBURY — Ms. Janet Elaine Worth, 39, of West Bank Street, passed Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte. Arrangements are incomplete. Services are entrusted to Hairston Funeral Home, Inc.


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SERIES froM 1a Barber said the crew seemed to be mesmerized that he owned a farm and cows, and that he fed his cows daily. Barber’s seen “Nightmare Next Door” before, he said. “It’s very interesting,” he said. “It would be a good training tool for investigators to look at to get ideas on how they work cases.” Loritts was murdered July 11, 2005, in the Scales Street home where she lived with Weeks and her mother, Angela Johnson Weeks. Weeks told investigators he found Loritts lying in her bed stabbed in the neck when he returned home that afternoon for paperwork related to his father’s construction business. But Weeks quickly became the target of the investigation and was arrested Aug. 16, 2005. Authorities charged Weeks with first-degree murder and subsequently with first-degree rape, and prosecutors said they would seek the death penalty if he was convicted. In January 2008, Weeks entered an Alford plea, which allows defendants to avoid admitting guilt while acknowledging prosecutors have enough evidence to obtain a conviction. A judge sentenced Weeks to between nine and 12 years in prison. During the 15 hours of filming and interviews for the TV show, Barber said, he revealed details that no one has ever heard. After Weeks was sentenced, Barber went to see

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reginald Weeks was sentenced to between nine and 12 years in prison in 2008. him in the Rowan County jail. “My curiosity was killing me,” Barber said. “Right after he pled guilty I went over and made him a visit in the jail.” Barber said he wanted to ask Weeks if Loritts’ mother was involved at all in her murder. “We had problems with Brittany’s mother not cooperating at all,” Barber said. Weeks began crying, the detective recalled, and said, “the only thing that she is guilty of is loving me too much,” Barber said. He said Weeks told him in detail what happened July 11, 2005, in the family’s Scales Street home, and he admitted to things he hadn’t before, such as having sex with Loritts. “What a lot of people don’t know, Reggie Weeks never admitted to us during the investigation he had taken part in that,” Barber said. “We knew all along he was wanting to. He had been wanting to tell it for years.” On the day of Loritts’ murder, Barber said, Weeks told

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salisbury police detective Brent hall gets a cue from Martin filfil, director of photography, as chris Brown, the sound mixer, and chad cowart, the grip, take part in filming of ‘Nightmare Next door’ for the investigation discovery channel. him he argued with his stepdaughter. “He had taken a coat hanger,” Barber said. “And at some point in time, he didn’t say when, he took the coat hanger and started strangling her with it.” Barber said police knew the coat hanger was one of the weapons Weeks used. “He choked her so much that she passed out,” Barber said. “He actually thought he

had killed her.” Barber said Weeks told him he went into the kitchen and got a paring knife and stabbed Loritts in the neck “to make it look like something else.” “That was the wound that killed her,” Barber said. Barber said Weeks told him he didn’t rape Loritts the day he killed her, but he did something to her so that investigators would think she was

raped. Investigators did not find Weeks’ DNA on Loritts, according to court testimony. In addition to Barber, the show will feature interviews about the case with Hall, the Salisbury police detective; State Bureau of Investigations Agent Steven Holmes; Brittany’s half-sister, Asti; and others. Barber said he always thought this particular case

would make a great show. In fact, he said, the first time he saw “Nightmare Next Door,” he thought of Brittany Loritts and Reginald Weeks. Three weeks later, he got a call from producers. “It was enjoyable,” Barber said. “You don’t get a chance to do that very often.” The episode of “Nightmare Next Door” focusing on the Loritts murder is expected to air sometime this summer.

Time Warner chief ousts leader of magazine division after just five months on the job NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Griffin has been ousted as chairman and CEO of Time Warner Inc.’s magazine division after just five months on the job, because his leadership style apparently didn’t suit his boss. “Although Jack is an extremely accomplished executive, I concluded that his leadership style and approach did not mesh with Time Inc. and Time Warner,” Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes wrote in a Thursday memo to employees explaining his decision. associated press Griffin, 50, had been hired time, sports illustrated and in September to lead Time people all had more revenue Inc., a division that oversees some of the nation’s top maglast year for time Warner.

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azines, including Time, Sports Illustrated and People. He previously had been an executive at Meredith Corp., the owner of Better Homes and Garden and Ladies’ Home Journal. He left that company in August with a $1.4 million severance package, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Bewkes said three Time Inc. executives, including editor-in-chief John Huey, will run the division until he hires Griffin’s successor. The other executives temporarily in

charge include Howard Averill, Time Inc.’s chief financial officer, and Maurice Edelson, Time Inc.’s general counsel. Griffin’s arrival at the company had seemed welltimed, given that the magazine industry was just starting to pull out of a prolonged slump brought on by a steep

downturn in advertising. Time, Sports Illustrated and People all brought in more ad revenue last year, with the increases ranging between 2 percent and 9 percent, according to the Publishers Information Bureau. The magazines are trying to generate more revenue by

selling digital copies on computer tablets and mobile phones. “With our deep and talented pool of employees, I’m confident that during this transitional period Time Inc. will continue to grow and prosper,” Bewkes assured employees Thursday.

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SALISBURY — Chrystal Byrd Stirewalt, 80, of Salisbury, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Born June 16, 1930, in Rowan County, she was the daughter of the late S.M. and Julia Swaringen Stirewalt. She was educated in East Spencer schools and graduated from East Spencer High School and Lenoir-Rhyne College, Hickory. Miss Stirewalt was a retired elementary school teacher for Salisbury/Rowan School System, having taught at the Faith, Hurley and Overton Elementary schools. She was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her cousins, Bitsy Dupree and husband Ed of Faith, Jerrell Lowder of Faith, Wayne Moore and wife Renee of Salisbury, Peggy Moore of Salisbury, Jody Moore of Faith, Lindy Sifford of Kure Beach, Gennene Parker and husband Jimmy of Rockwell; and friend Johnny Lewis of Salisbury. Service and Visitation: Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 19) at Rowan Memorial Park with Rev. Jerry Snipes officiating. The family will speak to friends following the graveside service. Memorials: May be made to the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 31, c/o Betty Chunn, Secretary, 1960 Hollywood Drive, Salisbury, NC 28144. Summersett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at














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Robber hits Domino’s Pizza in China Grove CHINA GROVE — Police are looking for a man who robbed the Domino’s Pizza at 623 N. U.S. 29 about 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. China Grove Police Chief Eddie Kluttz said a witness described the armed robber as a black male with a light complexion and partial facial hair, about 175 pounds and 6 feet 5 inches tall.

At the time of the robbery, he wore dark sunglasses, a beige toboggan and a green jacket. Kluttz said the robber took cash and left on foot. Investigators ask anyone with information to contact the China Grove Police Department at 704-857-7755 or Salisbury-Rowan Crimestoppers at 866-639-5245.

Food donations sought for homeless CHINA GROVE — The Junior High Youth group of New Hope Presbyterian Church (PCA), China Grove, is sponsoring a “Have a Heart for the Hurting” food drive for the China Grove Main Street Mission Saturday. Food items will be collect-

ed at the Corner Books and More store on Main Street. The mission needs dry, nonperishable food items and cash gifts. Youths will receive the items from noon-2 p.m. and will provide music at the entrance to the store.

Signs for historic points up for discussion The Salisbury Historic Preservation Commission will meet at 5:15 p.m. Monday at City Hall to consider requests for Certificates of Appropriateness, including: • Multiple locations in historic districts for a wayfinding signage system. The signs would be installed at various locations within the Local Historic Overlay.

The phase will concentrate on achieving a City Council goal for pedestrian and vehicular scale signage. Materials will be powdercoated aluminum (sign faces) and cast aluminum poles painted traditional “Salisbury Green.” • 321 E. Bank St., install a 20-foot telescoping flagpole in front yard.

Woman accused of stealing jewelry A Rowan County woman faces a felony larceny charge after authorities say she sold stolen jewelry to a Rockwell business. Kayelyn Penny Long, 50, of 375 Ted Lane, is also charged with obtaining property by false pretenses. She was jailed under a $5,000 bond. The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office started the investigation Jan. 25. Joyce Hartman, of 170 Ted Lane, called authorities after realizing a diamond necklace and two gold bracelets were missing from her home. She told investigators she suspected Long. Hartman said she had

placed the jewelry, which needed repairs, on her kitchen table. Hartman told authorities she remembered Long came LONG over in midJanuary to use her phone when the jewelry was on the table. Detectives learned the necklace had been taken to This-n-That Trading Post in Rockwell, and they found a payment receipt filled out to a Penny Long in the amount of $272.


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• Wineka in feature writing for his story about a couple’s 60-year love story that an accident nearly prevented. • Staff in news enterprise reporting for articles about federal stimulus money was spent locally. • Mooney for graphics • Mooney and Wayne Hinshaw, who is retired from the Post but still contributes photographs, photo page for “It’s a small world,” designed by Mooney with pictures by Hinshaw. • Gallagher for headline writing.

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Bret Strelow for sports news reporting for his writing about former West Rowan High football star K.P. Parks. • Smith and Judd in best video for a downtown Salisbury taste test of Cheerwine Krispy Kreme doughnuts. • Wineka and Lakey, multimedia project, for their collaboration on the “Walk Across Rowan” series. • Gallagher, sports columns, for columns he wrote about Patrick Snider, a North Rowan High baseball



VIDEO FROM 3a during a May 14, a family fun day at Waterworks. Other events are in the works as well. Raker also described an innovative technology that will be used for the first time this year. The artists who created each sculpture will record themselves talking about their artwork, and people visiting the sculptures will be able to call in from their cell phones at the sculpture and listen to the artist’s description. Event organizers are also planning to distribute fliers about the sculpture event and associated activities to 20,000 area students, encouraging them to participate. Wilson said sculptures can convey five educational messages: that sculpture is story; sculpture is an experience; sculpture is color and texture; sculpture is form; and sculpture is movement. But beyond reaching out to children and establishing a citywide sense of civic pride with the art exhibit, organizers also plan to generate tourism dollars for the city. Wilson’s cross-promotional tourism plans include such ideas as offering packages for the first weekend of the exhibit that may include tickets to the Ghost Walk, a performance of the Piedmont Players production of “Hairspray,” and perhaps even a night in a local hotel.

FOUNDATION FROM 3a Hood Theological Seminary. A Salisbury native, she is a graduate of Greensboro College and has served on the boards of Delhaize America and the N.C. Railroad Company. She was the first woman mayor pro tem elected in Salisbury in 1989 and the first woman mayor of Salisbury, elected in 1991 and re-elected in 1993 and 1995. She has received a number of honors for her contributions to the city and the area, including the Order of the Long Leaf Pine and a Distinguished Alumni Award from her alma mater, where she serves on the board of trustees. Kluttz and her husband, George F. Kluttz, have two grown daughters and two grandchildren. A Salisbury native, Lindsay joined the foundation

She said it is important the sculpture exhibit not simply be installed one weekend and left for people to figure out it is there. The public service announcements are designed to attract tourists. Each one will be filmed to appeal to specific target audiences. The PSA filmed on Wednesday, according to Raker, was designed to attract people who James Carli ii/FOR the SaliSbuRy POSt have an interest in historical tourism as Shop-owner tom Wolpert, left, and actor Gary thornburg well as antiquing. discuss the film shoot. A Step in Time, the shop where it was filmed, is filled with antique trinkets and site. distinctive artifacts from around the “If the quality is good, we might even world. try to air them on local television staSalisbury actor Gary Thornburg tions,” Raker said. played the role of an antiques shopper, Funding for the Salisbury Sculpture captivated by the nostalgia and appeal Show comes from a grant raised by the of an era long gone by produced by the Salisbury Rowan Tourism Authority and wares in the shop. the Salisbury Tourism and Cultural DePlanned future promotions include velopment Commission, along with a prione involving a child and a spot in which vate donation from Edward and Susan an actor plays a “man on the street” Norvell. Taxpayer money was not intalking with Salisburians about the volved in the funding. show. The 30-second videos, when comMore information about the sculpture plete, will be shown on Public Access show is available at www.salischannel 16, YouTube, and the city’s web-

board in 2001. The Wake Forest graduate is a general contractor, developer and president of Summit Developers Inc. He is active in the Boy Scouting program in the Central North Carolina Council, is chairman of the Rowan County Airport Advisory Board and is a board member of the Rowan Jobs Initiative, Salisbury Academy and the Catawba College Ketner School of Business Advisory Board. He previously worked on the Waterworks Visual Arts Center capital campaign and has served in leadership roles with the Rowan Chamber of Commerce, Salisbury Rotary Club and the Dole Chapter of the American Red Cross. Lindsay is married to the former Connie Fisher, and they are parents of a teenage daughter. Morgan has been a member of the foundation board since 1998, the first year it made grants, serving on the Grants Committee, which she

will lead beginning with the upcoming grant cycle. A Rowan County native, she has been in public education all her professional life and today is director of ESL for the Rowan-Salisbury Schools. Graduating cum laude from Winston-Salem State University, she began her career in the Lexington City Schools, teaching third and fourth grade. The balance of her time, however, has been spent in the Title I, Migrant, and ESL programs in the local system. In 2004 she was named the statewide Migrant Director of the Year. With more than 36 years in public education, Morgan has earned a master’s degree in education from UNC-Greensboro, and an advanced degree in administration and supervision from UNC-Charlotte. She has carried her expertise in Migrant, Title I and ESL fields to a variety of summer initiatives aiding students through special programs, ob-

taining free books for students, computer education and after-school education projects. In fall 2006, Morgan was a member of the Latino Initiative, sponsored by the N.C. Center for International Understanding, traveling to Mexico with a team of community leaders seeking to learn more about how to address the needs of challenges of the growing Latino population in Rowan County. She also has served as chairwoman of the Rowan County Board of Social Services and has worked with the Red Cross, Smart Start Rowan and the Rowan Alliance. Among her honors and recognitions are the Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award and the Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Humanitarian Award. She is married to Charlie R. Morgan, and they are parents of a grown daughter.

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The Rev. Kristin Gerner Vaughn, a 1999 alumna of Catawba College, a United Church of Christ minister and a mother of three, was honored this week as the recipient of the 2011 Catawba Campus Ministry Church/College Award. Vaughn, pastor of Brick United Church of Christ in Whitsett, was lauded for her service to both the church and Catawba College during a dinner event held in Peeler Crystal Lounge on campus. She was the fifth recipient of the award, which College President Dr. Craig Turner presented to her. Representatives from churches that support the campus ministry and the Lilly Center at Catawba gathered with members of the Catawba board of trustees and students who are preparing for vocations of service to the church. They heard about the work being done at the college to prepare students to serve in a variety of ministry roles. The event also included the awarding of the Paul Fisher Service Award. Vaughn became a student at Catawba because of the college’s relationship to her home church, Mount Hope United Church of Christ in Whitsett. While a student, she demonstrated her commitment to service by coordinating the campus Fellowship of Christian Athletes organization and helping to plan and lead spiritual growth retreats for her classmates. As a student, she was a Catawba Singer and served as the swim coach for Special Olympics of Rowan County. She was consistently named to the Presidential Honor Roll for her academic success and received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award. She also served as a youth director for First Presbyterian Church in Sal-

isbury. After graduating from Catawba, she was accepted as a student in the inaugural class of the Wake Forest University Divinity School and was a member of its first graduating class. Her first job was as a chaplain at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston–Salem. She then worked as the Cancer Center chaplain for Forsyth Regional Hospital. She also continued her education with courses in counseling. She was called to serve as youth minister at Peace United Church of Christ in Greensboro and then as associate minister for youth and children at Pilgrimage United Church of Christ in Marietta, Ga. During this time, she was the driving force behind the development of the Southeastern Winter Youth Retreat that since its inception has brought thousands of youth to the mountains of North Carolina to be nurtured in their faith and to grow spiritually. In 2008, she was called to her current pastorate at Brick UCC. Since her graduation, Vaughn has continued to give back to Catawba by involving its students in leadership growth opportunities and by returning to campus to speak to classes and groups about vocations. She has also assisted in promoting the college to prospective students at various receptions. Catawba’s Campus Ministry Church/College Award was presented for the first time in 2008. Its inaugural recipients were Claude Abernethy Jr. and Wade Hampton Shuford Jr. Other recipients include the Rev. Dr. Richard Albright Cheek in 2009 and the Rev. Dr. Thomas R. Hamilton of Newton in 2010.

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ents of Paul Fisher Service Awards. Fisher, chairman of the Catawba College board of trustees and the person for whom the awards are named, made the presentations to Jean Wurster, widow of Catawba’s 18th president Dr. Stephen H. Wurster, and Kendrick Mayes of Fayetteville. Fisher, who is chairman of the board of F&M Bank, set an example for volunteerism through his own life, and his bank makes these awards possible as a way of honoring him and encouraging others to follow his example. The awards are presented annually through Volunteer Catawba. Wurster received the award for her service as a volunteer and on the boards of directors for various nonprofit including organizations

Rowan Helping Ministries, the ARC of Rowan, Communities in Schools, and the Center for the Faith in the Arts. The award also recognizes her service as a member and leader in the congregation of First Presbyterian Church where she serves as a church elder, a member of a mission team traveling to Brazil, and a member of the adult and bell choirs. At Catawba, Wurster is a member of the Staff Council, the Chiefs Club and numerous other campus organizations. Mayes received the award for visiting residents of the Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks and for assisting participants in the Visually Impaired Population Putt-Putt Tournament and other monthly events sponsored by the Special Populations Program of the Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department. President of both the senior class and the Catawba College Majors Club, Mayes provides leadership and serves an as example to other student-volunteers through projects benefitting Habitat for Humanity and local school children through the “Hoop it up for Books” initiative.

CHARLOTTE (AP) — The federal government accused two North Carolina men, including a church pastor, of duping investors with a Ponzi scheme while a federal judge froze the assets of three men accused of running a separate such scam. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has sued Monroe-based PMC Strategy in federal court in Charlotte. The agency says the firm persuaded investors to put up nearly $670,000 under false pretenses. The lawsuit says PMC only invested some of the money in foreign currency as planned. The lawsuit accuses the firm of misappropriating about $128,000. The lawsuit also says PMC claimed it was making profits while it was experiencing six-figure losses. The firm’s principals are Michael Hudspeth of Statesville and Timothy Bailey of Monroe, where Bailey is a pastor. In a separate case, Judge Robert Conrad in Charlotte ordered the freezing of assets for three men and their affiliated companies after regulators accused them of running a Ponzi scheme that stole $35 million. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission sought the order against Keith Simmons of West Jefferson, Bryan Coats of Clayton, and Jonathan Davey of Newark, Ohio. Regulators allege the men defrauded at least 240 investors after claiming great returns from buying and selling foreign currencies. Simmons is awaiting sentencing after his conviction on fraud and money laundering charges.

Flu kills 3 this week; season’s toll is 14 RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina’s flu death toll stood at 14 this season, after three this week, and public health officials were urging people to get flu shots, wash their hands and take other preventative measures. Six of this year’s flu deaths were among children, when usually one or two will die from the virus, said Zack

Moore, epidemiologist for the state Department of Health and Human Services. “Every flu season is different, and this one is certainly severe,” Moore said. Three strains of the virus are claiming the vast majority of victims. Central North Carolina has had the highest number of cases reported.

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A former Rowan-Cabarrus Community College counselor who filed a lawsuit against the school alleging discrimination has voluntarily dismissed claims made against college officials. George Linton Jr. of Kannapolis filed the suit last year in the U.S. District Court claiming he was discriminated against on the basis of age, disability and sex when his job was eliminated in a staffing reorganization. He says RCCC breached his contract. The suit against the college is still pending. Linton began with the college March 1988 as a veterans certifying official, a part-time position. In June 1994, he was promoted to a full-time position as a veterans counselor. He received a letter in April 2009 saying the college was reorganizing and his position would be terminated that June. Linton’s lawsuit says, however, that the college later advertised available positions similar to his. Linton said in the court documents that he believed “the reorganization was a sham and was used to get rid of certain people that (President) Dr. (Carol) Spalding believed didn’t meet her desire based on age and general appearance.” At the time of his termination, Linton was 63, one year shy of receiving full retirement benefits. In addition to RowanCabarrus, Spalding was named as a defendant in the case along with Ray Paradowski, former chairman of the RCCC board of trustees; Jerry Chandler, vice president for advancement; Gaye McConnell, vice president of student services; and Tori Torres, director of counseling. On June 17, attorneys for RCCC filed court documents requesting dismissal of the complaint against the individual college officials on the grounds that they were not party to any contract and could not be held liable for any claimed breach. The attorneys also argued federal anti-discrimination laws don’t apply to the individuals and that Linton’s original Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint against them was not filed in time. In August, Linton voluntarily dismissed his claims against the individuals. In September an attorney for RCCC argued in a court filing that Linton did not file his EEOC complaint until more than 180 days after the alleged discrimination and because of that, his complaint should be dismissed. The college’s attorney argued the limitations period for Linton’s discrimination claims began running on the date RCCC informed him his position would be eliminated. Linton filed a grievance on his termination with the college’s Grievance Committee, which he said ruled in his favor. Spalding overruled the committee’s decision, he told the Post in June. The court document says because Linton filed his EEOC charge on Nov. 25, 2009, 42 days after the 180-day deadline, his discrimination claims must be dismissed. Linton further claims an unidentified person with the EEOC told him by phone he had 300 days to file a discrimination claim. The court documents says Linton’s assertion of being misled isn’t strong enough to warrant continuing the case since an EEOC questionnaire he filled out clearly said the time limits were 180 days. The questionnaire concludes with “180 days or in some places 300 days of the alleged discrimination.” Linton’s attorney, Andrea Morelos, withdrew from the case last week, saying the scope of her legal representation is done and that she has joined a new firm and no longer handles this type of lawsuit. No phone listing for George Linton could be found. The attorney for the college declined comment.

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Pull out those pruners and get your grape vines under control BY DARRELL BLACKWELDER For the Salisbury Post

ebruary is an excellent time of the year to prune grapes, but grapes can be pruned later in the spring. Most grapes will benefit from judicial pruning now and throughout the growing season. Pruning helps vines renew fruiting wood and prevents vines from becoming tangled masses of unproductive and often diseased wood. Pruning allows light for fruit set and air movement, reducing the incidence of disease problems. Unfortunately, overgrown neglected vines cannot be miraculously cured with a single pruning. Overgrown vines often take years to recover from extreme pruning so in most instances it is often easier to start over with new vines correctly pruned and trained from the initial planting. Muscadine grapes or


this diagram shows how to prune a grape vine correctly, eliminating much of the cane from previous seasons. scuppernong type grapes are the most commonly grown grape in Rowan County. Most home gardeners like this type of grape because it is much easier to train and prune on an annual basis than bunch grapes. Also indigenous to this area, muscadine grapes have fewer disease and insect problems than bunch type grapes. Muscadine grapes are of-

ten initially trained on a single wire trellis. Some homeowners use a double wire or clothes-line type for two rows. A single wire trellis requires less labor in pruning and is generally easier to pick. Lateral canes trained along the wire trellis remain as a permanent cane or structure of the vine. This permanent lateral may grow to be very large, up to 2

a drawing of how to set up a support for muscadine grape vines. the wire at the top will support the lateral vines that grow from the trunk.

inches in diameter. Many shoots will develop along this lateral. Each cane or shoot is cut back annually leaving 2-3 buds per spur. Approximately 20 spurs should be retained for each 10-foot permanent arm. The location of the spurs is not important in muscadine grapes. When the laterals are correctly pruned, the cut vines appear to have a hair brush effect, with spurs

pointing up and down. These spurs will produce the fruit and new canes each season. The vines will bleed as the weather warms before the leaves begin to sprout. This will not injure the plant; it’s a normal part of the pruning process. This type of vine is very easy to prune and maintain once permanent laterals are established. It is imperative that muscadine grapes be se-

verely pruned each year to control growth, increase fruit set and keep vines healthy. For more information go to http://www.ces. for more in-depth muscadine grape production. Darrell Blackwelder is County Extension Director for Rowan. rowan.ces.ncsu. edu.

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Pick the right blend and fertilize the lawn now With weekend temperatures approaching 70 degrees, inquiries about lawn care have begun in earnest. Cool season fescue lawns have taken a serious hit this winter and need renovation. Winter weeds are also becoming a serious problem for most lawns. Cool season DARRELL fescue lawns BLACKWELDER need to maintain a recommended fertilization schedule in the spring. Consistent fertilization on a regular basis produces the greatest effects on cool season lawns. Now through late March is the best time to fertilize cool season fescue lawns. Turf specialists at N.C. State University recommend one pound of actual nitrogen per 1,000 square feet for cool season fescue and fescue blends in the spring. This can be applied as a grade type fertilizer, slow release or organic fertilizer. All provide necessary nutrients with advantages and disadvantages to each. Special blended lawn fertilizers with slow release fertilizers are pre-measured, usually in

struggle in the summer under normal conditions. Lawns seeded in the fall may still be germinating and somewhat weak. Survivability of fescue seedlings depends on correct seed bed preparation. Those with weak or thin lawns should prepare by adequately tilling bare or weak lawn areas and incorporating fertilizers and lime before seeding. Core aeration in the spring is generally not recommended, but when lawns are excessome fertilizers are slow-release. sively thin or bare, there’s really nothing to 5,000 or 10,000 square foot bags, lose by coring at this time. eliminating the guesswork of Seeds, along with fertilizer, proper fertilization. falling into the aerator’s holes Grade fertilizers without germinate quicker and have a slow release can be used, but much better chance of survival turf growth is often excessive than seed on top of bare, clay during the spring and is often a soil. nightmare to try and maintain. Clean, straw mulch over Organic fertilizers contain orseeded areas ensures germinaganic nitrogen and are often tion. Tests prove that a thin layslower to respond than grade er of clean wheat straw helps fertilizers. maintain moisture, encouraging Over-seeding fescue this quick germination of seed. spring should also be done now. Now is also time to control Fescue germinates well in the winter weeds such as chickspring, but new lawns often weed, henbit and wild garlic.

Winter weeds strongly compete with both established and newly emerging fescue seedlings. Premixed weed killers designed for garden hoses work extremely well. Homeowners prefer these types of applicators because they require no mixing and the ease of application. Wait a few weeks after grass seedlings emerge before applying weed killers. Those satisfied with their lawn and not over-seeding can apply pre-emergence herbicides to control summer weeds such as crabgrass. These herbicides come premixed, impregnated on premium fertilizers. The most important task before applying fertilizer or pesticide is to know the correct size of the application area. When asked, most homeowners think their lawn is about an acre. An acre is 43,560 square feet — few homeowners have this much area devoted to lawns. Avoid waste and endangering the environment by taking a few minutes and correctly measuring your lawn. Darrell Blackwelder is an agricultural agent in charge of horticulture with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service in Rowan County.

John Hoffman grew a pineapple plant from the top of a pineapple that he had cut off and planted in potting soil. “The plant is waist-high after about five years of growth and has been transplanted several times into larger containers,” Hoffman writes. “This is the first time that it has bloomed, and I have another one that was planted about the same time. The other plant has not ever bloomed, but perhaps it will sometime in the future. I have always kept the plant indoors in the sunroom where it gets plenty of light. I have seen pictures of pineapple plants before, but I have never seen any of them in bloom. “The blooms are purple and are on each point of the actual pineapple fruit as it grows. The one that I have now is about the size of my fist, and it is beginning to get green shoots out the top of the pineapple.” Darrell Blackwelder, Rowan Cooperative Extension director, offers tips for doing what Hoffman did. “Rooting a pineapple top is easy. It’s a great way to show different propagation methods to students or just for fun.” When shopping at the grocery, select a fresh pineapple with healthy foliage. Cut off the top of the pineapple about 1/2 inch below the lower layer of leaves and remove a few of the lowest leaves. The pineapple top should then be allowed to dry for several days. The drying period is important because it discourages rotting. After it has dried a few days, place it in a sterile growing medium and water. Keep the rooting medium moist, but not wet, during the rooting period. Locate the pineapple top in an area of bright, indirect light. Rooting should occur in six to eight weeks and the plant can then be repotted into a larger container. Place the plant in bright, indirect light for two or three weeks. Keep the plant in a bright room and take it outside in late May, but it must come back indoors before the first fall frost. Pineapples are slow growing and mature in two to three years. At maturity, flowering can be induced by placing the plant and an apple in a plastic bag for three or four days. The apple gives off ethylene gas which stimulates flowering.


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Single man has a mommy problem and mommy has a baby problem Dear Amy: I’m a 27-year-old, well-educated man with a good job and plans for an even better future. I have many friends and a pretty good life. I’m single and it doesn’t bother me at all, though I don’t plan on being single forever. However, the fact that I’m single bothers my mother. I generally have a good relationship ASK with her and AMY during my weekly calls home, I mention my friends, their kids, etc. My mother, seeking to be helpful, sends baby clothes for me to give to my friends. I hate doing this. First of all, I’m perfectly capable of giving gifts to my

friends on my own. But she has started sending this clothing to me unsolicited, without any mention of anyone having a new baby. This is obviously a not-so-subtle (and extraordinarily annoying) hint that she wants me to have kids. What is the best way to tell her to stop spending her time and money sending me this stuff? Telling her to butt out of my love life (or lack thereof) doesn’t help. — Sick-and-Tired Son Dear Son: Ask your mother an open-ended question along the lines of, “Mom, you keep sending baby clothes to my address. Those Onesies don’t seem to fit me. So what’s up with that?” If your mother repeatedly asks you to pass along these clothes, offer to give her your friends’ addresses so she can be directly in touch with them.

You could also point your mother toward charities in need of tenderhearted people like her; some larger hospitals engage volunteer women to hold and nurture newborns who need some TLC. Homeless shelters also need donated baby goods and volunteers to help care for them. Respectfully reflect your mother’s concerns and then deflect, change the subject, or — if she’s stuck on this one track — tell her you’ll call back another time and when you do you’d like to discuss a different topic. Dear Amy: Recently, my husband and my 12-year-old son visited my mother-in-law. I was unable to go. Upon their return, my son told me about how his grandmother verbally ripped me to shreds. Many unkind and hateful things were said about me in front of

my son. My husband confirmed this. I have had a fairly good relationship with this woman, but she is generally negative and critical, so I was not surprised that she would be critical of me in my absence. I called her and said that if she has a problem with me, I am the one she should talk to, and it should certainly not be said in my absence — or in front of my son. I told her that not only would I not visit her again, but that I would not allow my son to visit and be exposed to such poison. She believes I am wrong in taking such a stand and thinks my son should still visit her. Am I wrong? — Frustrated DIL Dear DIL: You have done the right thing to deal with your mother-in-law directly, but you have left out any chance

of redemption. Because you have disappeared completely, she has no incentive to behave differently. You should tell her you’ve worked hard to have a good relationship with her. Then continue your clear and correct response by letting your mother-in-law know that you will relax your prohibition and move on if she apologizes to you and your son and doesn’t transgress again. Your husband should be a strong partner to you and establish some reasonable conversational boundaries with his mother. He should reinforce your position. Dear Amy: The son of longtime friends is getting married, and he and his fiancee have requested “no boxed gifts.” This seems to be the couple’s polite way of saying that they prefer money. I

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Q: My husband and I are building our first home this spring, and while we disagree on most choices for our new home, we both agree that your column is very informative and helpful. That said, we need you to settle our latest issue. It’s about our master-bathroom bathtub and the choice of materials for our plumbing fixtures. He is set in his ways that heavy-duty is the way to go, and he wants a big, castiron tub. Cast iron? I remember that my grandmother had a cast-iron tub decades ago, and I’m looking to build our home with modern materials and trends. My husband claims that cast iron is back in style. Can this be true, or is my husband trying to pull a fast one on me? — Holly, Georgia A: Sorry, but for the most part I’m going to have to agree with your husband on this. However, I do want to clear up a few points and offer more information to help you and your husband reach common ground. What I’ve seen during my 30-plus years in the homebuilding industry is that castiron fixtures never really went out of style. However, in recent years cast-iron plumbing fixtures have received even more attention than usual. That may be why your husband incorrectly used the term “back in style.” Let’s explore some of the reasons why cast iron has been generating a lot more interest lately. One big reason is that cast-iron fixtures are made with more than 90 per-

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This isn’t child’s play f anyone needed further proof that cyberbullying is a serious problem — one that affects children in this community — Thursday’s story about Facebook pages targeting Rowan-Salisbury School System students should have dispelled any skepticism. Fortunately, Facebook administrators and local school officials do recognize the seriousness of the issue. Following a reporter’s inquiries, Facebook shut down the pages. School system officials also said they are looking into the episode. It’s possible the culprits who set up these sites and invited others to post their taunts and derogatory remarks will face criminal charges. Like many other states, North Carolina has a law (G.S. 14-458.1) that lays out a detailed list of behaviors that can result in charges and penalties for those who use a computer or computer network to harass or torment a minor. Bullying is bad enough when it takes place face to face and the targeted child knows his or her antagonists. Cyberbullying through social media is even worse. Technology opens up new avenues for torment. It offers the unfortunate combination of combining the near-instantaneous spread of rumors, slurs and innuendoes with the cover of anonymity. While some targets are able to shrug off cyberbullying for the cowardly act that it is, other youngsters are far more vulnerable. Adolescence can be a tough enough period, without the added turmoil brought about by malicious use of social media. Psychologists say cyberbullying — like the face-to-face type — can do lasting harm, with some victims becoming depressed and even suicidal. Once such case occurred last year when a 15-year-old Massachusetts girl, Phoebe Prince, took her own life after becoming the target of nasty online messages and e-mails. “Cyber-bullying poses a gigantic risk for our children,” according to Hill M. Walker, a professor of special education and co-director of the Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior at the University of Oregon who was quoted in a recent Associated Press article about bullying. “It affords one person the ability to assume the identities of 10, 15, 20 people who can send messages and spread rumors about the targeted victim. Your friends who support your bullying can be told about it. So it’s a way for a bully to torture ... unmercifully.” As one local teen noted, it’s pathetic that some students engage in this kind of cowardly intimidation and harassment. Unfortunately, while it may be a small segment of students who participate in such torment, the use of social media greatly magnifies the potential harm. When schoolyard bullying goes viral, the sickness calls for a swift and firm response.


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We need tough love, not empty talk n the home page of the Office of Management and Budget website (, President Obama is quoted: “Rather than fight the same tired battles that have dominated Washington for decades, it’s time to try something new.” If only he would, but the president’s proposed $3.7 trillion budget is more of the same: taxing and spending for which liberal Democrats are known and “cuts” as in Pell Grants and home heating assistance for the poor he knows congressional Democrats are unlikely to apCAL prove. It is also full of asTHOMAS sumptions about revenue and a rosy scenario on economic growth that is more than double current growth. Rep. Jim Jordan, (R-OH), chairman of a Republican Study Committee made up of economic and socially conservative members, told me over breakfast Tuesday, “the $1.1 trillion savings claim made by the president over 10 years is nothing. This year’s deficit is $1.5 trillion.” The president’s budget is more a political document designed to trap Republicans into going first with serious entitlement reform than a serious proposal. The Washington Post and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, both historically liberal newspapers, say he “punted” on the budget and “kicks the hard choices further down the road” (Post) and the projected deficit “would be larger, in inflation-adjusted dollars, than any deficit between 1940 and 2008” (Journal-Constitution). The proposed spending cuts in the budget are, according to Investors Business Daily, “beyond absurd. The expected deficit this year alone ... is greater than all ‘deficit cuts’ Obama has in 10 years.” While House Republicans want to cut $100 billion from monstrous spending in the current and fiscal 2012 budgets and Democrats are in their familiar fullthroated cry about how such “deep cuts” would be cruel toward the “needy.” But even Democrats know what must be done to get spending under control: entitlements, such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, which make up nearly two-


thirds of the federal budget, must be reformed now. Representative Jordan tells me that in spite of the potential for political fallout, House Republicans will offer a plan for entitlement reform by the August recess. He believes it will include means testing and some form of vouchers that will allow people to shop for their own health care in the private sector and for younger workers to have the opportunity to invest their money in a personal retirement account that earns interest and belongs to them. “The American people are ready for truth, facts and some tough love measures,” says Jordan, adding, “the window to fix our country is closing rapidly and it will only get worse if we don't act now.” The key to what is bound to be hand-tohand combat in the coming debate will be whether Republicans can change our “entitlement” mentality and cause people to focus instead on economic liberty and personal freedom. Can government do more for you than you can do for yourself? If Medicare and Social Security are going broke, why would anyone trust even bigger and costlier government to do better with more of our money? Some Democrats, like Senate Budget

Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (DN.D.), are concerned about the continued level of deficit spending. Conrad believes the nation needs “a much more robust package of deficit and debt reduction over the medium and long term. It is not enough to focus primarily on cutting the non-security discretionary part of the budget, which accounts for just 12 percent of spending this year. Instead, we need a comprehensive long-term debt reduction plan, in the size and scope of what was proposed by the President’s Fiscal Commission.” President Obama ignored the commission’s recommendations. Changing the way we think about entitlements, economic liberty and personal responsibility will be a challenge for congressional Republicans. They’ve tried before and Democrats demagogued them into submission. They will try to re-run the same play this time. One hopes Representative Jordan is right that the country is ready for truth, facts and tough love. • • • Direct all mail for Cal Thomas to: Tribune Media Services, 2225 Kenmore Ave., Suite 114, Buffalo, N.Y. 14207. E-mail:

Could ‘Casablanca’ be the answer? ’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!” Captain Renault said as he was pocketing a bribe in Rick’s casino in the movie “Casablanca.” Last week, the Wall Street Journal and this week Congress have both reacted to recent budget news the same way: “We’re shocked, shocked that the federal budget deficit projections for 2012 have been revised upwardfrom $1.1 trillion to $1.6 trillion.” Well, duh!!??!! What did Congress think that a $500 billion DAVID tax cut was going to do? Have no impact on the POST deficit? Collect less, but expect the bank account to not go down? Wait. That was two months ago. A lifetime in politics. More than enough time to be erased from the public and government memory. Here’s the big picture: In the 2012 federal budget, taxes will bring in $2.1 trillion and spending will be $3.7 trillion, leaving a $1.6 trillion deficit. Compare that to 2000 when tax receipts were $2.1 trillion — same as now AND unadjusted for inflation — and spending was $1.8 trillion. Hence, a surplus. The budget debate drove the election and promises were made cut $100 billion, about 6 percent of the amount needed to balance the budget. When it became too difficult to find that much to cut, the hurdle was reduced to $35 billion, but the Tea Party got mad that it wasn’t enough. Now the promise is to find $60 billion in thus far unspecified cuts. But let’s give Congress credit anyway for finding that $60 billion. That’s about 4 percent of the annual deficit, leaving an-


other 96 percent to cut to balance the budget. Let’s look under the hood and find some ideas. Defense, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are sacred. Few senators and representatives can vote to cut those items and be re-elected, so even now, as we debate this, that can is being kicked down the road again until next year. Just like the past, what, 30, 50, 80 years? Let’s dig in and see what we can do. The Department of Education seems to be an easy target, always at the top of the list of federal departments to eliminate. Wipe it out. The states can do a better job taking care of education anyway. Students can get their loans from banks. If banks won’t make loans and young people can’t afford to go to college, they can get jobs, sav, and then go to college later. That saves $70 billion. Good start. Everyone knows that HUD is snake pit of problems. If we’ve learned anything in the past decade, we know that Wall Street has all kinds of secret ways to make the housing market function. That’s another $40 billion. Now we’re getting somewhere. We’ve cut that first $100 billion. Only $1.5 trillion to go. Maybe this piecemeal approach is too slow and painful. Like pulling off a BandAid slowly rather than jerking it off. Here’s a thought: With all the talk about smaller government, how about no government? Eliminate it all. No one likes the IRS and the Treasury Department. Or the EPA. Those environmentalists are so pesky. Transportation could be turned over to the private sector like parking lots. Just make all the highways toll roads. Pay for it when you use it. Send Congress and the president home. Shut the courts. Turn out the lights. The states can figure it out because they are required to have balanced budgets. Drastic times require drastic action.

So, if we eliminate the entire federal government as we know it, would that balance the budget? Not really. In fact, not even close. All federal government operations cost $400 billion, about 25 percent of the total deficit. That leaves another $1.2 trillion to cut. Hmmm. This is going to be really tough. Especially since we’re scared to touch defense, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. And heaven help us if we raise taxes. President Reagan taught us an important lesson: Cut taxes and the budget will balance itself. Except that he raised taxes in seven of the eight years he was president, and the annual budget deficits doubled on his watch. President George H.W. Bush taught us that a vote to raise taxes is a vote for your opponent in the next election. Casablanca may be the answer: We’re shocked, shocked! Maybe these problems don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. If we don’t figure this out, we’ll regret it. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of our lives. Good lines, huh? Even if 70 years ago. Remember how Casablanca ended. Renault threatened to have Rick arrested. Rick threatened to shoot Renault. They decided that was MAD, or Mutually Assured Destruction. So they promptly changed their minds, and as they walked away together, Rick said, “I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” Congress and President Obama need a date night at Casablanca ... ah, the White House. They could watch that movie together. • • • David Post is one of the owners of MedExpress Pharmacy and Salisbury Pharmacy and teaches in the Ketner School of Business at Catawba College.

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ommute got you down? Maybe you need something zippier than that four-cylinder beige beater you’ve been driving. Pagani motors of Italy has the answer. Shortly to be in select American showrooms, all two of them, will be its 700horsepower Huayara, a gullwing two-seater that looks scary fast just sitting there. Maybe it looks that way because it is scary fast — 230 miles per hour. And the price tag is scary high — $1.1 million. The engine is a 12-cyclinder Mercedes-Benz model, so you won’t have to hunt up one of the two Pagani dealerships to


get it fixed. The Huayara — and Pagani might sell more cars in this country if it had a name Americans could pronounce — has a carbon-fiber body strengthened with titanium strands and a dashboard built by a Swiss watchmaker, according to USA Today. Pagani isn’t exactly stamping these babies out. Last year, the company, located in the little village of San Cesario sul Panaro, churned out 18 copies of a model since discontinued. But the company has big plans for the Huayara, said to be named after a South American god of wind. It plans to double production, 36 cars being what some U.S. auto plants must make in a minute.

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the Pagani Huayara has 700 horsepower and hits 230 mph. Apparently there was a clamor from the U.S. — if demands for one of 18 cars could be called a clamor — but an earlier model didn’t meet U.S. crash and emissions standards. The Huayara does. Pagani managing director Francesco Zappacosta told USA Today, “We’re this little

small (company) that tries to make nice cars for people who love us.” If the car business falls through, Zappacosta has a nice career waiting for him: Writing mission statements for the many U.S. companies that are unclear about what exactly it is they do.


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Feds say $225 million falsely billed through Medicare MIAMI (AP) — Federal authorities charged more than 100 doctors, nurses and physical therapists in nine cities with Medicare fraud Thursday, part of a massive nationwide bust that snared more suspects than any other in history. More than 700 law enforcement agents fanned out to arrest dozens of people accused of illegally billing Medicare more than $225 million. The arrests are the latest in a string of major busts in the past two years as authorities have struggled to pare the fraud that’s believed to cost the government between $60 billion and $90 billion each year. Stopping Medicare’s budget from hemorrhag-

ing that money will be key to paying for President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Attorney General Eric Holder partnered in 2009 to allocate more money and manpower in fraud hot spots. Thursday’s indictments were for suspects in Miami, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Detroit, Chicago, Brooklyn, Tampa, Fla., and Baton Rouge, La. They show that “health care fraud is not easy money,” Holder said at a press conference in Washington. A podiatrist performing partial toenail removals was among 21 indicted in Detroit. Dr. Errol Sherman

is accused of billing Medicare about $700,000 for the costly and unnecessary procedures, which authorities said amounted to little more than toenail clippings. The podiatrist billed Medicare for 20 nail removals on three toes of one patient, according to the indictment. He charged Medicare about $110 for each procedure. A Brooklyn, N.Y., proctologist was charged with billing $6.5 million for hemorrhoid removals, most of which he never performed. Dr. Boris Sachakov claimed he performed 10 hemorrhoid removals on one patient, which authorities said is not possible.

Sachakov had been arrested last year on charges related to a separate scam. Sachokov denied the charges. Authorities also busted three physical therapy clinics in Brooklyn, run by an organized network of Russian immigrants accused of paying recruiters to find elderly patients so they could bill for nearly $57 million in physical therapy that amounted to little more than back rubs, according to the indictment. In Miami, two doctors and several nurses from ABC Home Health Care Inc. were charged with swindling $25 million by writing fake prescriptions recommending nurses and other expensive aids to treat

homebound patients, authorities said. The services were never provided. In total, nearly three dozen defendants were charged in Miami in various scams that topped about $56 million. Thursday’s totals exclude busts two days earlier in Miami that netted 21 suspects accused of bilking $200 million from Medicare. “These unprecedented operations send a clear message. We will not tolerate criminals lining their pockets at the expense of Medicare patients and taxpayers,” HHS Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson said.

Crackdown deemed necessary but ‘regrettable’ Man accused MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain’s leaders banned public gatherings and sent tanks into the streets Thursday, intensifying a crackdown that killed five antigovernment protesters, wounded more than 200 and turned a hospital into a cauldron of anguish and rage against the monarchy. Bahrain’s streets were mostly empty after the bloody clampdown, but thousands defied authorities by marching in cities in Libya and Yemen as the wave of political unrest continued in the wake of uprisings that toppled leaders in Egypt and Tunisia. The tiny kingdom of Bahrain is a key part of Washington’s military counterbalance to Iran by hosting the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet. Bahrain’s rulers and their Arab allies depict any sign of unrest among their Shiite populations as a move by neighboring Shiite-majority Iran to expand its clout in the region. While part of the recent revolt in the Arab world, the underlying tensions in Bahrain are decades old and pit the majority Shiites against the Sunni elite. After allowing several days of rallies in the capital of Manama by disaffected Shiites, the island nation’s Sunni rulers unleashed riot police who stormed a protest encampment in Pearl Square before dawn, firing tear gas, beating demonstrators or blasting them with shotgun sprays of birdshot. Along with two who died in clashes with police Monday, the new killings brought the death toll this week in Bahrain to seven.

Wisconsin lawmakers flee state to block anti-union bill MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group of Democratic Wisconsin lawmakers blocked passage of a sweeping anti-union bill Thursday, refusing to show up for a vote and then abruptly leaving the state in an effort to force Republicans to the negotiating table. As ever-growing throngs of protesters filled the Capitol for a third day, the 14 Democrats disappeared around noon, just as the Senate was about to begin debating the measure, which would eliminate collective bargaining for most public employees. They were not in their offices, and aides said they did not know where any of them had gone. Hours later, one member of the group said that they had all left Wisconsin. “The plan is to try and slow this down because it’s an extreme piece of legislation that’s tearing this state apart,” Sen. Jon Erpenbach said in a telephone interview. He refused to say where he was. Democrats hoped Republican Gov. Scott Walker and GOP lawmakers would consider revisions to the bill.

GOP, Democrats both warn of shutdown WASHINGTON (AP) — In a deepening struggle over spending, Republicans and Democrats swapped charges Thursday over a possible government shutdown when funding expires March 4 for most federal agencies. “Read my lips: We’re going to cut spending,” declared House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who pledged that the GOP-controlled House would refuse to approve even a short-term measure at current funding levels to keep the government operating. He prefaced his remarks by accusing Democrats of risking a shutdown “rather than to cut spending and to follow the will of the American people.” But moments later, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., retorted that Boehner was resorting “to threats of a shutdown without any negotiation.” The sparring occurred as the House labored to complete work on veto-threatened legislation to cut more than $61 billion from the budget year that’s more than a

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Bahraini riot police stand near the pearl roundabout during clashes with anti-government protesters. third over. That bill also would provide funding to keep the government operating until Sept. 30. With that one bill at the center of a political dispute — the House has repeatedly worked well past midnight on the legislation this week — Boehner chose the moment to open a second front. To underscore the budget-cutting commitment by the 87 conservative new members of his rank and file, he announced that Republicans would move quickly this spring on companion legislation to cut “wasteful mandatory spending” by the federal government.

Most states not sharing information on mentally ill in gun sales ATLANTA (AP) — More than half the states are not complying with a post-Virginia Tech law that requires them to share the names of mentally ill people with the national background-check system to prevent them from buying guns, an Associated Press review has found. The deadline for complying with the three-year-old law was last month. But nine states haven’t supplied any names to the database. Seventeen others have sent in fewer than 25, meaning gun dealers around the U.S. could be running names of would-be buyers against a woefully incomplete list. Officials blame privacy laws, antiquated record-keeping and a severe lack of funding for the gap the Associated Press found through public records requests. Eleven states have provided more than 1,000 records apiece to the federal database, yet guncontrol groups have estimated more than 1 million files are missing nationwide. “If the mental health records are not current from our sister states, the quality of our background check is going to be compromised,” said Sean Byrne, acting commissioner of the Division of Criminal Justice Services in New York, a state that has submitted more than 100,000 records.

Kurdish security guards open fire on protesters SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish security guards opened fire Thursday on a crowd of protesters calling for political reforms in northern Iraq, killing at least two people, officials said, showing even war-weary Iraq cannot escape the unrest roiling the Middle East. Separately, a car bomb killed eight people and wounded 30 others in Muqdadiyah, 60 miles north of Baghdad, an official said. The area was once one of the strongholds of al-Qaida, and insurgents there stage frequent attacks despite improved security in much of the country. The demonstration in Sulaimaniyah was the most violent in a wave of protests that extended to the southern cities of Kut, Nasir and Basra. Iraq has seen small-scale demonstrations almost daily in recent weeks, mainly centered in the impoverished southern provinces and staged by Iraqis angry over a lack of basic services like electricity and clean drinking water. The hundreds of Kurdish protesters in the northern city of Su-

laimaniyah, 160 miles northeast of Baghdad, Thursday, demanded political reforms from the regional government in the semiautonomous territory. Although Kurds generally enjoy a higher standard of living than the rest of Iraq, many are tired of the tight grip with which the ruling parties control the region and the economy.

Security remains shaky in Egypt after abrupt collapse of law, order CAIRO (AP) — Families in quiet Cairo suburbs are investing heavily in locks and steel doors. Fake checkpoints set up by hardened criminals who escaped prisons terrorize travelers on highways. Thousands of looted firearms have flooded the black market. Egypt’s political upheaval has been followed by an unprecedented breakdown of security, with few police on the streets and the army unable to fill the vacuum. Some Egyptians who have just seen their longtime authoritarian ruler Hosni Mubarak overthrown by a popular uprising are already nostalgic for his police state. Egypt’s security forces, including police, number at least 500,000, slightly more than the armed forces. Though hated by Egyptians for their heavy handedness and rampant corruption, they had kept the country relatively safe. That was the case before they mysteriously disappeared from the streets Jan. 28 following deadly clashes with protesters whose massive antigovernment demonstrations forced Mubarak to step down. The Cabinet member in charge of the police at the time, former Interior Minister Habib el-Adly, was arrested Thursday pending the completion of an investigation into corruption allegations leveled against him. ElAdly, whose job gave him control over the security forces, has been widely blamed for the deadly brutality used by riot police against demonstrators. About 50 percent of the police force nationwide is now back on the streets and security officials speak of at least another two months before the force could be back in its full strength. Another problem, they say, is that the police have been demoralized by the tidal wave of resentment they now face over their brutality in confronting the protesters.

Rising costs of food, gas and clothing signs of modest inflation WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers paid more in January for everything from food and gas to airline tickets and clothing. The price increases reflect creeping but still-modest inflation. The Consumer Price Index rose 0.4 percent last month, matching December’s increase, the Labor Department said Thursday. Over the past year, the index has risen 1.6 percent. Core prices, which exclude volatile food and energy costs, rose 0.2 percent. That’s the largest monthly increase in more than a year. Over the past 12 months, core prices have increased 1 percent. This is more than December’s 0.8 percent an-

nual pace, but it remains well below the Federal Reserve’s comfort zone for inflation of between 1.5 percent and 2 percent. Food prices climbed 0.5 percent in January, the most in more than two years. Still, food costs in the U.S. are still tame compared with the raging inflation in many developing countries. Those countries are more vulnerable to steep rises in the prices of corn, wheat, coffee and other commodities.

Giffords said to be alert as recovery continues HOUSTON (AP) — Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is able to laugh at jokes, recognize visitors and even offer a poignant response when asked recently by her husband how she was doing. “Better,” Giffords said, in one of the first words she uttered since being shot in the head Jan. 8. Family friend Tilman Fertittatdescribed the encounters to the Associated Press after spending time with her family and friends and recently visiting Giffords at TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston, where she is undergoing intensive rehabilitation. Giffords has been showing strong signs of progress each day as she recovers from her wounds and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, spends time at her bedside. Kelly has been splitting his days between the hospital and training for his space shuttle launch in April. She is in therapy from morning until night, Fertitta said, and sees Kelly every day.

High school wrestler forfeits title by refusing to face female DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A standout Iowa high school wrestler refused to compete against a girl at the state tournament on Thursday, relinquishing any chance of becoming a champion because he says wrestling a girl would conflict with his religious beliefs. Joel Northrup, a homeschooled sophomore who was 354 wrestling for Linn-Mar High School this season, praised his first-round opponent, Cedar Falls freshman Cassy Herkelman, and Ottumwa sophomore Megan Black, who became the first two girls to make the state wrestling tournament in its 85-year history. But in a brief statement issued through his school, Northrup said he defaulted on his match with Herkelman because he doesn’t think boys and girls should compete in the sport. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for Cassy and Megan and their accomplishments. However, wrestling is a combat sport and it can get violent at times,” said Northrup. “As a matter of conscience and my faith I do not believe that it is appropriate for a boy to engage a girl in this manner. It is unfortunate that I have been placed in a situation not seen in most other high school sports in Iowa.” There were several thousand fans at Wells Fargo Arena on Thursday, but many were watching other matches when the referee raised Herkelman’s hand to signal her win.

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The man allegedly responsible for poisoning the live oaks at Toomers Corner where Auburn fans have long celebrated big wins has been arrested and charged. Auburn Police Chief Tommy Dawson said Harvey Almorn Updyke Jr., 62 of Dadeville, was arrested at the police station at 1:26 a.m. Thursday and was charged with one count of first-degree criminal mischief. He admitted to making two calls claiming knowledge of the poisoning but later denied actually poisoning the trees, according to court documents. Dawson said Updyke arrived at the jail without an attorney and could face other charges. “This person obviously has problems to do something like this,” Dawson said at a news conference outside the administration building. Dozens of students and fans attended the news conference as the Auburn community mourns the apparently imminent demise of the trees. Bond was set at $50,000. If convicted, Updyke could face one to 10 years in prison. A message left with his court-appointed attorney was not immediately returned. A man calling himself “Al from Dadeville” phoned a radio show late last month, claiming he poured herbicide around the 130-year-old oaks that are the scene of celebrations after Auburn victories. The caller signed off by saying, “Roll Damn Tide.” Alabama athletic director Mal Moore called the poisoning “a terrible thing to do.” Updyke admitted calling the radio show and to leaving a phone message to an Auburn professor claiming knowledge of the poisoning, court documents said. Police traced phone records to Updyke’s house and said the person who answered there appeared to match both calls, the documents said. Fans gathered Wednesday night after hearing of the poisoning. Orange and blue pompoms were laid at the base of the cordoned-off trees along with flowers and signs with messages like “Get well soon” and “PLEASE GOD SAVE THESE TREES.” “It’s shocking that somebody would destroy a tree just over a football game,” said Steven Davis, who drove with his wife, Janelle and 2-year-old Kayla to see the trees. The family, all sporting Auburn shirts, said they were among those celebrating the recent national championship. Stephen Enloe, an assistant professor of agronomy and soil, said consultation with experts around the country indicated that there was “a very low probability” that the trees will survive. “It’s just an incredible travesty to see this kind of malicious act occur and it breaks my heart to see somebody so willfully destroy such an incredible cultural landmark,” he said.

Doctors: TV reporter’s gibberish was from migraine, not stroke LOS ANGELES (AP) — A TV reporter who lapsed into gibberish during a live shot outside the Grammys suffered a migraine, her doctors said Thursday. KCBS-TV reporter Serene Branson was outside the Staples Center where the award show was held Sunday when her speech became incoherent. The station quickly cut away, and she was examined by paramedics and recovered at home. Branson’s incoherence fueled Internet speculation that she suffered an on-air stroke. But doctors at the University of California, Los Angeles where she went to get a brain scan and blood BRANSON work done ruled it out. Doctors said the kind of migraine Branson suffered can mimic symptoms of a stroke. “A migraine is not just a headache. It’s a complicated brain event,” said UCLA neurologist Dr. Andrew Charles, who examined Branson. Most people with migraines don’t have any warning. In Branson’s case, she felt numbness on the right side of her face that affected her speech, Charles said.

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DALE FROM 1A Visitors learn of the old Earnhardt Road, where a teenaged Dale sometimes navigated his yellow 1956 Chevrolet in and out of two 90-degree turns. Earnhardt drove the same ’56 Chevy around “Idiot Circle,� the West Avenue cruising spot for young drivers in the 1960s. Dale Trail folks can drive the streets of the Car Town neighborhood where Earnhardt grew up, Ralph had his backyard garage and his mother, Martha, still lives. The Car Town streets have names such as V-8, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Dodge, Plymouth, Ford and Buick. There are trail references to Eddleman’s Garage, the “Flying Mile� and Midway. Ralph Earnhardt built engines at Eddleman’s Garage, including powerful V-8 Cadillac motors for moonshiners such as Junior Johnson. Those high-powered Fords would be tested on a section of U.S. 29 (Cannon Boulevard) dubbed the Flying Mile. In the section of Kannapolis known as Midway, Dale Earnhardt raced slot cars at a business called D&D Model Raceway. It was where Earnhardt earned his first racing trophy. The garage and slot car



emporium are gone now. Racing on the Flying Mile today most probably would land you in jail. At Curb Motorsports, two of Dale Earnhardt’s earliest Winston Cup cars — his blue and yellow Wrangler models (when he was No. 2, not No. 3) — are on display in the showroom off Dale Earnhardt Boulevard. Earnhardt’s first Winston Cup Championship trophy from 1980, when he drove for record-mogul Mike Curb, sits between the two early cars. Museum manager Jerry Spurgeon says the 10-year anniversary of Earnhardt’s death has not really attracted many additional visitors. In fact, the Earnhardt cars are not the year-round draw you might think they would be, he says, except for the weeks connected to the races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. A couple of Dale Trail stops in downtown Kannapolis already have disappeared. The Junction Cafe & Grill, which made Dale’s favorite tomato sandwich, has closed. The trail brochure now sends people to Punchy’s Diner in Concord, which offers a sandwich the way Martha Earnhardt prepared it for her son — sliced tomatoes, lettuce, Miracle Whip and white bread. The former Cannon Village Visitor Center on West Avenue has become the R3 Career Service Center. The

The Dale Earnhardt Plaza, a 1-acre park between A and B streets, is filled with Earnhardt numerology. The 900-pound statue’s granite base is divided into seven sections, representing Earnhardt’s seven Winston Cup Championships. Azaleas and daylilies around the center seat wall are planted in sets of three, again for his car’s number. Benches also are grouped in threes. Eight lights shine on the statue at night, signifying the number of father Ralph’s old race car. The statue itself offers a muscled Earnhardt, arms crossed, with a devilish grin. His trademark sunglasses hang from his shirt pocket. He’s also wearing Wrangler jeans and cowboy boots. “That is a real nice replica of him,� William Childress of Durham says after taking in the sculpture. Childress and his wife, Joyce, attended the Charlotte Bobcats-Los Angeles Lakers game the night before and decided to find the mark wineka/SALISBURY POST statue on their way home. The Cabarrus County Visitors Center, on Dale Earnhardt The couple also planned Boulevard near Interstate 85, prominently features Earnhardt’s to visit Dale Earnhardt Inc. connection to Kannapolis and the county. — Earnhardt’s racing headquarters before he died — “Dale Earnhardt Tribute� at the R3 Center, says people which is located in that used to be inside the vis- still come in looking for the Mooresville about 13 miles itor center is gone, as are the Earnhardt exhibit. “I send away on N.C. 3. murals of Earnhardt painted them up to the statue,� she “If he was on the track, by Sam Bass. The artist has says. those other guys knew it,� reclaimed the murals, and “We get somebody in here Childress says. “When you that portion of the building every other day. They come saw Dale coming up behind is now office cubicles and from Pennsylvania, New you, get out of the way.� meeting space. York. I think I had a couple Bob and Judy Fletcher Jan Blalock, receptionist from Florida once.� and Mary Benjamin stopped

by the statue on their way from Maine to Florida. In North Carolina, they met up with one of Mary’s grandchildren, Marcus Benjamin, who works for Ken Schrader Racing. Bob Fletcher says Earnhardt was “the last of a special breed of race driver,� and he also acknowledges losing some interest in the sport since Earnhardt’s death. “I liked his style of driving,� Fletcher says. Just how broad Earnhardt’s appeal was is evident in the plaza’s brick sidewalks. Heartfelt tributes are etched into the bricks from places as far away as Colorado, North Dakota and Nova Scotia. Most people drawn to Kannapolis these days by the Earnhardt legacy are oblivious to the dramatic changes his hometown has gone through. It’s the kind of change that cost Steven McCree his job, then his home. The sprawling manufacturing plants that made towels and sheets have been replaced by research buildings dedicated to the science of nutrition. But for many people, Kannapolis still means one thing — the Intimidator. In the Earnhardt statue’s shadow, Brian Anderson gives his sweetheart, Deanna, a Valentine’s kiss. “There’s no place she’d rather be,� he says. Contact Mark Wineka at 704-797-4263 or mwineka@

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FRIDAY February 18, 2011


Ronnie Gallagher, Sports Editor, 704-797-4287


Catawba and Coastal to duel Pack comes back Staff report Catawba has taken several steps to upgrade its football program for the 2011 season. T h e marquee move is the addition of FCS HESTER school Coastal Carolina, which is coached by former Catawba head man David Bennett. The Indians have signed a contract to play the Chan-

ticleers in Conway, S.C., on Sept. 10 in the second game of the season for both schools. It’s a one-year commitment. Terms of the contract will not be disclosed. The contest between Division II Catawba and the Division I Chanticleers will pit Bennett against his previous school for the first time. Bennett, who was Catawba head coach from 1995-2001, will battle Catawba coach Chip Hester, who Bennett hired in 1995 as an assistant. Hester took over the Catawba head position when Bennett left to start the Coastal program from scratch in De-

cember, 2001. Hester’s teams are 63-34 in his tenure at Catawba, including SAC championships in 2003 and 2007 and playoff appearances in 2002, 2004 and 2007. Bennett also won 63 games in his tenure at Catawba. They are tied for second in school history behind Gordon Kirkland’s 107 from 1934-48. “The opportunity to play Coastal Carolina is an honor,” Hester said. “This huge challenge for our football program will hopefully prepare us for later battles in the SAC. The fact that Coach Bennett, a Catawba College Hall of

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Famer, and his staff are coaching this game will make it especially meaningful for our program. The respect we have for our friends at Coastal definitely will make this game one to remember. We truly appreciate the opportunity.” Catawba has numerous ties with Coastal. Catawba assistant coaches Todd McComb, Brian Hinson, D.J. Summers, Khanis Hubbard and Radell Lockhart played for Bennett at Catawba, while current


BY AARON BEARD Associated Press

RALEIGH — This time, North Carolina State didn’t run out to a big lead on Clemson only to spend the rest of the night watching it slip away. Instead, the Wolfpack fought most of the night to finally get a lead, then did all the little things it had failed to do before to protect that margin. Freshman C.J. Leslie had 18 points and 10 rebounds to help N.C. State beat Clemson 69-61 on Thursday night, earning a second straight league victory. Tracy Smith added 14 points for the Wolfpack (14-11, 4-7 Atlantic Coast Conference), who pushed ahead for good with a 9-0 second-

half run and controlled the final minutes. The win allowed N.C. State to gain some measure of revenge for last month’s loss to the Tigers, a loss that seemed to be the low point in a stretch during which the Wolfpack lost seven of eight. In that game, N.C. State ran out to a 31-12 lead with about 6 minutes to go until halftime before the Tigers rallied. Clemson closed to within five by the break, then held N.C. State to 6-for-24 shooting (25 percent) after the break while using a 16-0 run to go ahead to stay in the 60-50 victory. This time, N.C. State played defense, rebounded and got timely baskets from guys who otherwise were having quiet nights.

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DENTON — Statistically, there’s no way North Rowan N. Rowan 58 s h o u l d W. Montg. 56 have won its YVC tournament semifinal on Thursday. The Cavaliers scored four points in a nine-minute stretch, turned the ball over 12 times before halftime and made just six jumpshots all night. And we won’t even mention that they missed eight of 11 free throws in overtime. Still, at this point, it’s about finding ways to survive and advance to the next challenge, and the Cavaliers FORD did that. Seconds e e d e d North beat No. 3 seed West Montgomery 5856 and plays Albemarle (193) for the STARKS tournament championship and the league’s No. 1 seed for the 1A state playoffs tonight at 7:30 p.m. at neutral South Davidson. Senior Javon Hargave powered his way to 18 points for North, and Michael Robinson put in 17 for West Montgomery, but both had plenty of help. “Just a total team effort,” drained NR coach Andrew Mitchell said. “But that’s what it’s all about.” Tall sophomore Malik Ford, who had one point and zero blocks at halftime, was a force in the second half. That probably made the difference for the Cavs. “It would have been a bad night for me to have a bad night,” Ford said. “I needed to do more.” Fittingly, the biggest play was a defensive rebound on which North’s Sam Stark flew through the air about 10 feet horizontally, like he’d been shot out out of a circus cannon. Four Warrior arms stretched toward the ceiling to claim that ball, but Starks propelled himself even higher. “That was some rebound,” Mitchell said. “A very big rebound.” North (20-5) logged the

CHINA GROVE — Erich Epps was happy to file this one in the W. Rowan 63 ‘You-Can’tCarson 52 Lose-ThemAll’ folder. West Rowan’s head coach isn’t one to take a called third strike — much less a fourth — so he swung hard and connected Thursday night. The result? A 63-52 victory over host Carson that put the Falcons in tonight’s NPC tournament championship game. “This team beat us three times this year,” he said after West improved to 17-8. “But we never had the right matchups. Tonight we finally got it right.” Led by Ayana Avery’s 24 points the Falcons earned a final-round match with North Iredell — the state’s topranked 3A team and a squad no one has had much success against. “That’s OK,” said Avery. “You can’t lose them all and I feel like we get up for the ones that count the most.” Carson (17-6) didn’t. Forgive head coach Brooke Misenheimer if she didn’t recognize the Cougars after this miss-a-thon. “We’ve been a good shooting team all season,” she said. “But not tonight. We had 18 points at halftime. We shot 16 percent from the field in the first half. That’s not characteristic of us. Our strength is our ability to score. We just couldn’t put the ball in the basket.” Carson picked a bad night to play a bad game, but it had no answer for Avery and West sophomore Shay Steele. Avery scored 17 first-half points and Steele — whose first step seems like two — was dominant in the second half. Both said the key was to contain Carson sharpshooter Chloe Monroe. “Once she hits a three,” Steele said after totaling 17 points, “she’s gonna hit three or four more before she misses again.” Monroe hit three 3-balls, but each came as Carson was digging out of deep holes. The game turned midway through the second quarter, when Avery’s floater down the lane triggered a 16-3 run that put West ahead 30-18 at the break. “We couldn’t stop Avery,” Misenheimer said. “We were in a zone and we put someone in front of her, but she drove past us and sometimes we lost her.” When Carson switched to a man-to-man in the second



West Rowan’s Dominique Noble soars above West Iredell’s Justin Daniels in the Falcons NPC semifinal win Thursday.

West rises BY DAVID SHAW

CHINA GROVE — There were fewer than 20 seconds remaining in West Rowan’s NPC semifiW. Rowan 54 nal test-of-nerves W. Iredell 52 with West Iredell Thursday night and Keshun Sherrill was calculating his next move. The Falcons’ senior guard had the ball near the left elbow and was advancing on WI’s C.J. Gibbs. “I wanted to see what the defender was going to do,” he later explained. “Was he going to retreat or commit to me?” Sherrill got his answer with 13 seconds left when he was fouled near the left baseline. He proceded to convert both ends of a one-and-one that gave WR a 54-52 win at Carson High School and a berth in tonight’s tournament final. “These guys, they were determined to beat us,” teammate Jarvis Morgan said after West (14-10) beat the Warriors for the third time and advanced to face top-seeded Statesville in the championship game. “They weren’t gonna stop fighting.” Nothing came easy for the Falcons. They were seemingly swimming against the current and trailed 25-15 midway through the second quarter after Jalen

were more focused early on.” That’s when Gurley called time and yanked his starting five — replacing them with Devin Parks, Louis Kraft, Connor Edwards, Broderick Avery and Kiero Cuthbertson. “When they went out there they gave us a spark,” Morgan said. “Gurley said he was giving us one more chance, but he wasn’t putting us back in unless we promised to play hard, like winners.” Gurley, who was trying make a point, must have used the phrase that pays because the Falcons closed the first half on a 13-2 run and sprinted into the their locker room with a 30-29 lead. “At times it looked like (West Rowan) had cut off the lights and given up,” said WI coach Benjamin Johnson. “The next thing you know — bang, bang, bang — you’re down six and asking yourself ‘What just happened?’ That’s how they beat you.” That’s how the Falcons rolled after Tyler Buckwell/SALISBURY POST WI senior Zach Follrod scored six of his West Rowan’s Keshun Sherrill hit two game-best 18 points in the third period free throws with 13 seconds left to give to give the Warriors a four-point lead. the Falcons the win.s “It’s been like this all year with them,” said Follrod, who claims to be 6-foot-5 Gray sank two free throws for WI (13- with his afro. “But Keshun always 10). comes up big for them.” “They came out and punched us in Sherrill netted half of his 16 points the jaw,” coach Mike Gurley said after See WEST BOYS, 3B shredding his throat for 32 minutes. “The had more effort, more energy and


2B • FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2011

TV Sports Friday, Feb. 18 AUTO RACING 11 a.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Daytona 500, at Daytona Beach, Fla. 12:30 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Daytona 500, at Daytona Beach, Fla. 4 p.m. ESPN2 — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, pole qualifying for DRIVE4COPD 300, at Daytona Beach, Fla. 7:30 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Truck Series, NextEra Energy Resources 250, at Daytona Beach, Fla. BOXING 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Middleweights, Fernando Guerrero (20-0-0) vs. Derrick Findley (174-0), at Salisbury, Md. GOLF 12:30 p.m. TGC — Honda LPGA Thailand, second round, at Chonburi, Thailand (same-day tape) 3 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Northern Trust Open, second round, at Pacific Palisades, Calif. 6:30 p.m. TGC — Champions Tour, ACE Group Classic, first round, at Naples, Fla. (sameday tape) MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Va. Commonwealth at Wichita St. 9 p.m. ESPN — Connecticut at Louisville NBA BASKETBALL 9 p.m. TNT — Exhibition, Rookie Challenge, at Los Angeles

Area schedule Friday, February 18 PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL 6 p.m. Salisbury vs. Central Davidson or Thomasville (at East Davidson, CCC tournament championship) 6:30 p.m. North Iredell vs. Carson-West Rowan winner (at Carson, NPC tournament championship game) PREP BOYS BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m. North Rowan vs. Albemarle (at South Davidson, YVC tournament championship) 7:30 p.m. Salisbury vs. Lexington or Thomasville (at East Davidson, CCC tournament championship) 8 p.m. West Rowan or West Iredell vs. Statesville, (at Carson, NPC tournament championship) PREP WRESTLING Regional COLLEGE BASEBALL 3 p.m. Pfeiffer at Georgia C&S 7 p.m. Lincoln Memorial at Catawba

Prep basketball 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 (1)No. Moore 72, (4) E. Montgomery 59 Thursday’s semifinal (6) South Davidson 49, (7) S. Stanly 35 Friday’s final at South Davidson (1) North Moore (20-5) vs. (6) South Davidson (12-12) CCC girls Tuesday’s first-round scores (3) Thomasville 62, (6) W. Davidson 24 (4) Lexington 47, (5) East Davidson 37 Wednesday’s semifinal (1) Salisbury 72, (4) Lexington 37 Thursday’s semifinal (3) Thomasville 64, (2) C. Davidson 58 Friday’s final at East Davidson (1) Salisbury (20-1) vs. (3) Thomasville (20-5), 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 (1) North Iredell 79, (4) East Rowan 34 Thursday’s semifinal (3) West Rowan 63, (2) Carson 52 Friday’s final at Carson (1) North Iredell (20-1) vs. (3) West Rowan (17-8), 6 p.m. SPC girls Monday’s first-round scores (1) Concord 72, (8) Cox Mill 40 (2) Hick. Ridge 50, (7) C. Cabarrus 37 (3) Robinson 66, (6) Mount Pleasant 21 (5) A.L. Brown 71, (4) NW Cabarrus 57 Tuesday’s semifinals (1) Concord 52, (5) A.L. Brown 47 (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 (1) Mount Tabor 42, (5) Reagan 23 (2) RJR (16-6) 46, (3) W. Forsyth 44 Friday’s final at Mount Tabor (1) Mt. Tabor (20-3) vs. (2) RJR (17-6), 6 p.m. YVC boys Tuesday’s first-round scores (1) Albemarle 81, (8) Gray Stone 43 (2) N. Rowan 70, (7) Chat. Central 38 (5) S. Davidson 83, (4) North Moore 53 (3) W. Mont. 58, (6) E. Montgomery 42 Wednesday’s semifinal (1) Albemarle 66, (5) So. Davidson 56 Thursday’s semifinal (2) North Rowan 58, (3) West Montgomery 56, OT Friday’s final at South Davidson (1) Albemarle (19-3) vs. (2) North Rowan (20-5), 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 (1) Salisbury 81, vs. (4) E. Davidson 63 Thursday’s semifinal (2) Lexington 74, (3) Thomasville 59 Friday’s final at East Davidson (1) Salisbury (17-5) vs. (2) Lexington (14-11), 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 (1) Statesville 58, (5) North Iredell 45 Thursday’s semifinal (2) West Rowan 54, (3) West Iredell 52 Friday’s final at Carson (1) Statesville (18-4) vs. (2) West Rowan (14-10), 7:30 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 (1) Concord 72, (5) Central Cabarrus 68 (3) Hickory Ridge 55, (2) NW Cabarrus 51 Friday’s final at Cox Mill (1) Concord (21-3) vs. (3) Hickory Ridge (17-8), 7:30 p.m. CPC boys Tuesday’s first-round scores (5) West Forsyth 63, (4) RJR 54 (6) North Davidson 47, (3) Davie 46 Thursday’s semifinals (1) Reagan def. (5) West Forsyth (2) Mount Tabor 76, (6) North Davidson 74 (2 OT) Friday’s final at Mount Tabor (1) Reagan (23-0) vs. (2) Mount Tabor (21-4), 7:30 p.m.

College hoops Standings ACC ACC Overall Duke 11-1 24-2 North Carolina 9-2 19-6 8-3 18-7 Florida State Virginia Tech 7-4 17-7 Boston College 6-5 16-9 6-6 17-9 Clemson Maryland 5-6 16-10 Miami 4-7 16-10 4-7 14-11 N.C. State Virginia 3-8 12-13 Georgia Tech 3-8 11-14 1-10 8-18 Wake Forest Thursday’s game N.C. State 69, Clemson 61 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 Sunday’s games Clemson at Miami, 3:30 p.m., ESPNU N.C. State at Maryland, 5:30 p.m., FSN Georgia Tech at Duke, 7:45 p.m., FSN

Southeastern Eastern SEC Overall 9-2 20-5 Florida Vanderbilt 7-4 19-6 Georgia 6-5 17-8 6-5 18-7 Kentucky Tennessee 6-5 16-10 South Carolina 4-7 13-11 SEC Overall Western Alabama 9-2 17-8 Arkansas 5-6 16-9 5-6 13-12 Mississippi State Mississippi 5-6 17-9 LSU 2-9 10-16 2-9 9-16 Auburn Thursday’s game Alabama 67, LSU 56 Saturday’s games Georgia at Tennessee, 1 p.m., CBS Mississippi at Mississippi State, 1:30 p.m. Vanderbilt at Auburn, 4 p.m. South Carolina at Kentucky, 4 p.m. Arkansas at Alabama, 7 p.m., FSN

SAC SAC Overall 14-1 22-1 Lincoln Memorial Wingate 10-5 15-8 9-6 15-10 Anderson Carson-Newman 8-7 11-12 Tusculum 8-7 11-14 7-8 11-11 Brevard Newberry 6-9 11-12 Mars Hill 6-9 9-14 5-10 9-14 Catawba Lenoir-Rhyne 2-13 3-20 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 13-7 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 3-19 Southern Division Overall 17-5 Winston-Salem State 5-2 Shaw 5-2 16-7 Livingstone 3-4 12-10 4-3 13-10 Fayetteville State Johnson C. Smith 2-5 13-9 St. Augustine’s 2-5 8-15 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 13-2 17-6 Queens Limestone 12-3 18-5 Barton 10-6 15-9 8-7 10-13 Pfeiffer St. Andrews 8-8 12-12 Belmont Abbey 7-8 12-11 7-8 9-13 Coker Mount Olive 6-8 12-11 Lees-McRae 2-12 6-16 1-12 3-19 Erskine Thursday’s games Barton 97, Pfeiffer 80 Queens 61, Erskine 45 Limestone 79, Belmont Abbey 67 Coker 84, St. Andrews 77 Saturday’s games Belmont Abbey at Barton Pfeiffer at Queens St. Andrews at Erskine Lees-McRae at Mount Olive

Notable boxes N.C. State 69, Clemson 61 CLEMSON (17-9) Stitt 6-16 4-6 16, Smith 2-10 0-1 4, Young 3-8 0-0 8, Booker 2-7 0-0 4, Grant 6-11 1-3 13, Anderson 0-0 0-0 0, Baciu 0-0 2-2 2, Stanton 1-3 1-2 4, Narcisse 0-1 0-0 0, Jennings 4-8 2-2 10. Totals 24-64 10-16 61. N.C. STATE (14-11) Brown 0-7 3-4 3, Leslie 7-14 2-2 18, Harrow 1-5 1-2 3, Wood 2-5 0-0 5, T. Smith 515 4-5 14, Painter 1-1 0-0 2, Howell 2-4 45 9, Gonzalez 3-5 5-6 11, Williams 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 23-59 19-24 69. Halftime—Clemson 34-32. 3-Point Goals—Clemson 3-20 (Young 2-6, Stanton 1-2, Narcisse 0-1, Smith 0-3, Jennings 0-3, Stitt 0-5), N.C. State 4-10 (Leslie 2-3, Howell 1-1, Wood 1-4, Gonzalez 0-1, Brown 01). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Clemson 38 (Jennings 9), N.C. State 46 (Howell, Leslie 10). Assists—Clemson 5 (Young 2), N.C. State 12 (Harrow 4). Total Fouls—Clemson 17, N.C. State 17. A—14,891.

WCU 80, ASU 75 W. CAROLINA (14-13) Mutombo 4-11 0-0 8, Gordon 6-9 7-9 19, Sumler 3-6 4-4 11, Williams 6-16 7-8 20, Boggs 8-14 2-2 20, Cole 0-1 0-0 0, King 1-7 0-2 2, Ross 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-64 20-25 80. APPALACHIAN ST. (12-14) Williamson 5-6 6-6 16, Sims 9-15 8-10 30, Wright 1-2 0-0 2, Booth 2-8 1-2 5, Carter 69 0-0 14, Healy 0-0 0-0 0, Woods 1-2 0-0 2, Breeze 1-3 0-0 2, Hausley 2-5 0-1 4. Totals 27-50 15-19 75. Halftime—W. Carolina 37-35. 3-Point Goals—W. Carolina 4-9 (Boggs 2-4, Sumler 1-1, Williams 1-3, Cole 0-1), Appalachian St. 6-16 (Sims 4-7, Carter 2-3, Wright 01, Booth 0-5). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—W. Carolina 34 (Mutombo, Williams 6), Appalachian St. 29 (Carter 9). Assists— W. Carolina 16 (Williams 8), Appalachian St. 10 (Sims 3). Total Fouls—W. Carolina 16, Appalachian St. 16. A—2,186.

Other scores EAST DePaul 79, Providence 76 Long Island U. 83, Wagner 79, OT Penn St. 66, Minnesota 63 Temple 73, Richmond 53 SOUTH Alabama 67, LSU 56 Belmont 68, ETSU 58 Campbell 64, Stetson 61 Coastal Carolina 94, N.C. Central 59 Coll. of Charleston 85, The Citadel 63 Lipscomb 71, S.C.-Upstate 52 Troy 69, Middle Tennessee 65, OT W. Carolina 80, Appalachian St. 75 MIDWEST Northwestern 73, Iowa 70 SOUTHWEST North Texas 82, South Alabama 79 W. Kentucky 61, Ark.-Little Rock 59 FAR WEST Arizona 79, Washington St. 70 Gonzaga 85, Santa Clara 76 San Francisco 82, Portland 73 Washington 79, Arizona St. 62



SCOREBOARD Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division L Pct W Boston 40 14 .741 New York 28 26 .519 27 29 .482 Philadelphia New Jersey 17 40 .298 Toronto 15 41 .268 Southeast Division W L Pct 41 15 .732 Miami Orlando 36 21 .632 Atlanta 34 21 .618 24 32 .429 CHARLOTTE Washington 15 39 .278 Central Division W L Pct 38 16 .704 Chicago Indiana 24 30 .444 Milwaukee 21 34 .382 21 36 .368 Detroit Cleveland 10 46 .179 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct 46 10 .821 San Antonio Dallas 39 16 .709 New Orleans 33 25 .569 31 26 .544 Memphis Houston 26 31 .456 Northwest Division W L Pct .648 Oklahoma City 35 19 Portland 32 24 .571 Denver 32 25 .561 31 26 .544 Utah Minnesota 13 43 .232 Pacific Division W L Pct 38 19 .667 L.A. Lakers Phoenix 27 26 .509 Golden State 26 29 .473 21 35 .375 L.A. Clippers Sacramento 13 40 .245 Thursday’s Games Chicago 109, San Antonio 99 Dallas at Phoenix, late Friday’s Games No games scheduled

GB — 12 14 241⁄2 26 GB — 51⁄2 61⁄2 17 25 GB — 14 171⁄2 181⁄2 29 GB — 61⁄2 14 151⁄2 201⁄2 GB — 4 41⁄2 51⁄2 23 GB — 9 11 161⁄2 23

NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Philadelphia 57 38 14 5 81 190 144 59 36 19 4 76 176 143 Pittsburgh N.Y. Rangers 59 31 24 4 66 166 147 New Jersey 57 23 30 4 50 123 160 N.Y. Islanders 58 21 30 7 49 158 195 Northeast Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Boston 58 32 19 7 71 181 142 59 31 21 7 69 154 150 Montreal Buffalo 56 27 23 6 60 165 166 Toronto 58 25 27 6 56 150 178 57 18 30 9 45 129 190 Ottawa Southeast Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 58 34 18 6 74 177 182 Washington 58 30 18 10 70 160 149 Carolina 58 27 23 8 62 170 178 Atlanta 59 25 24 10 60 170 192 56 24 25 7 55 148 152 Florida WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Detroit 57 35 16 6 76 193 165 58 31 19 8 70 154 136 Nashville Chicago 57 29 22 6 64 180 159 Columbus 57 28 23 6 62 155 172 55 25 21 9 59 148 164 St. Louis Northwest Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Vancouver 59 37 13 9 83 197 140 Calgary 60 30 22 8 68 181 175 57 30 22 5 65 148 152 Minnesota Colorado 58 25 26 7 57 173 198 Edmonton 58 18 32 8 44 145 195 Pacific Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Phoenix 59 31 19 9 71 169 165 58 32 22 4 68 165 164 Anaheim Los Angeles 58 32 22 4 68 163 139 Dallas 58 31 21 6 68 162 166 58 31 21 6 68 160 152 San Jose NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Thursday’s Games N.Y. Rangers 4, Los Angeles 3, SO Boston 6, N.Y. Islanders 3 Detroit 6, Tampa Bay 2 Nashville 3, Vancouver 1 Edmonton 4, Montreal 1 Phoenix 4, Atlanta 3 Washington at San Jose, late Friday’s Games N.Y. Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Carolina, 8 p.m. Anaheim at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Columbus at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.


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8. (22) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 60, 85.4, $25,213. 9. (14) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 60, 73.5, $25,188. 10. (7) Carl Edwards, Ford, 60, 102.7, $25,163. 11. (9) David Reutimann, Toyota, 60, 76.7, $25,138. 12. (1) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 60, 102.1, $25,113. 13. (8) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 60, 49.7, $25,088. 14. (23) Derrike Cope, Toyota, 60, 40.4, $25,063. 15. (5) Greg Biffle, Ford, 60, 85.6, $25,038. 16. (21) Robert Richardson Jr., Ford, 60, 33.7, $25,013. 17. (19) Robby Gordon, Dodge, 60, 50.6, $24,988. 18. (20) Terry Labonte, Ford, 60, 35.9, $24,938. 19. (2) Trevor Bayne, Ford, accident, 59, 84.9, $24,913. 20. (6) David Ragan, Ford, accident, 59, 48.4, $24,888. 21. (16) Todd Bodine, Toyota, accident, 54, 52.6, $24,838. 22. (18) Steve Wallace, Toyota, accident, 54, 37.2, $24,813. 23. (15) Joey Logano, Toyota, accident, 15, 50.3, $24,763. 24. (17) Casey Mears, Toyota, engine, 2, 24.9, $24,738. ^Race Statistics@ Average Speed of Race Winner: 136.571 mph. Time of Race: 1 hour, 5 minutes, 54 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.005 seconds. Caution Flags: 5 for 14 laps. Lead Changes: 22 among 7 drivers. Lap Leaders: C.Bowyer 1-8; K.Busch 912; C.Edwards 13; J.Gordon 14; C.Edwards 15-17; D.Cope 18; C.Edwards 1922; C.Bowyer 23-24; J.Gordon 25-26; M.Truex Jr. 27; J.Gordon 28; C.Edwards 29; J.Burton 30-33; C.Edwards 34; J.Burton 35-37; J.Gordon 38-43; C.Edwards 4445; J.Burton 46; C.Edwards 47-50; J.Burton 51-52; M.Truex Jr. 53; J.Burton 54-60. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): J.Burton, 5 times for 17 laps; C.Edwards, 7 times for 16 laps; C.Bowyer, 2 times for 10 laps; J.Gordon, 4 times for 10 laps; K.Busch, 1 time for 4 laps; M.Truex Jr., 2 times for 2 laps; D.Cope, 1 time for 1 lap.

Daytona 500 Race Sunday, Daytona Beach, Fla. 1. (88) x-Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 186.089. 2. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 185.966. 3. (22) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 184.896. 4. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 185.071. 5. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 183.681. 6. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 185.223. 7. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 184.74. 8. (15) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 183.966. 9. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 184.102. 10. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 183.595. 11. (4) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 183.602. 12. (92) Brian Keselowski, Dodge, 177.581. 13. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 184.763. 14. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 183.685. 15. (43) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 184.29. 16. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 184.008. 17. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 184.991. 18. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 181.316. 19. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 185.422. 20. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 183.456. 21. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 185.002. 22. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 184.475. 23. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 184.687. 24. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 184.019. 25. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 184.911. 26. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 184.911. 27. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 183.557. 28. (37) Robert Richardson Jr., Ford, 181.466. 29. (09) Bill Elliott, Chevrolet, 184.532. 30. (7) Robby Gordon, Dodge, 182.12. 31. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 183.576. 32. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 185.445. 33. (46) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 180.977. 34. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 184.612. 35. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 184.748. 36. (77) Steve Wallace, Toyota, 182.574. 37. (71) Andy Lally, Chevrolet, 180.828. 38. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 183.206. 39. (34) David Gilliland, Ford, 182.697. 40. (38) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 184.271. 41. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 184.222. 42. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 183.793. 43. (32) Terry Labonte, Ford, Past Champion. x-Earnhardt will start from position 43, after wrecking his primary race car in practice.

Thursday, at Daytona Beach, Fla. 1. (6) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 62 laps, 120 rating, $56,726. 2. (16) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 62, 110.7, $41,713. 3. (9) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 62, 129.6, $36,713. 4. (14) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 62, 116.9, $31,713. 5. (17) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 62, 99.5, $29,713. 6. (7) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 62, 97.4, $27,313. 7. (12) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 62, 85, $26,213. 8. (4) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 62, 83.6, $25,213. 9. (2) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 62, 68.5, $25,188. 10. (3) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 62, 71.6, $25,163. 11. (10) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 62, 79.2, $25,138. 12. (5) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 62, 75, $25,113. 13. (1) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 62, 69.1, $25,088. 14. (19) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 62, 57.1, $25,063. 15. (11) Bill Elliott, Chevrolet, 62, 60.8, $25,038. 16. (18) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 62, 58.1, $25,013. 17. (23) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 62, 44.7, $24,988. 18. (20) Kevin Conway, Toyota, 62, 45.4, $24,938. 19. (13) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 62, 40.3, $24,913. 20. (15) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 61, 33.8, $24,888. 21. (8) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 61, 40.7, $24,838. 22. (24) Andy Lally, Chevrolet, 60, 27.4, $24,813. 23. (22) Michael McDowell, Toyota, engine, 53, 24.2, $24,763. 24. (21) David Gilliland, Ford, electrical, 40, 30.8, $24,738. ^Race Statistics@ Average Speed of Race Winner: 159.794 mph. Time of Race: 0 hours, 58 minutes, 12 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.065 seconds. Caution Flags: 2 for 7 laps. Lead Changes: 20 among 9 drivers. Lap Leaders: P.Menard 1-5; M.Martin 68; T.Stewart 9-10; K.Kahne 11; K.Harvick 12-17; K.Busch 18; K.Harvick 19-22; K.Kahne 23; R.Smith 24-26; J.Montoya 27; K.Harvick 28-29; K.Busch 30; K.Kahne 31; K.Busch 32-33; K.Harvick 34-35; K.Busch 36; K.Harvick 37-42; M.Kenseth 43-55; K.Kahne 56-60; K.Busch 61-62. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): K.Harvick, 5 times for 20 laps; M.Kenseth, 1 time for 13 laps; K.Kahne, 4 times for 8 laps; K.Busch, 5 times for 7 laps; P.Menard, 1 time for 5 laps; R.Smith, 1 time for 3 laps; M.Martin, 1 time for 3 laps; T.Stewart, 1 time for 2 laps; J.Montoya, 1 time for 1 lap.

BASEBALL American League TEXAS RANGERS—Agreed to terms with OF Engel Beltre, OF Julio Borbon, LHP Miguel De Los Santos, RHP Neftali Feliz, LHP Derek Holland, LHP Michael Kirkman, LHP Zach Phillips and RHP Mason Tobin on one-year contracts. TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Agreed to terms with OF Jose Bautista on a five-year contract. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Agreed to terms with INF Russell Branyan on a minor league contract. COLORADO ROCKIES—Agreed to terms with RHP John Maine on a minor league contract. BASKETBALL NBA Development League RIO GRANDE VALLEY VIPERS— Signed G Jon Scheyer. FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS—Signed TE Robbie Agnone from practice squad and DT Trey Lewis to a contract extension. OAKLAND RAIDERS—Signed DT Richard Seymour to a two-year contract. PITTSBURGH STEELERS—Re-signed TE Eugene Bright, S Damon CromartieSmith, LB Chris Ellis, WR Tyler Grisham, DE Sunny Harris and OT Kyle Jolly. Signed WR Wes Lyons to a reserve/future contract. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS—Promoted Steve Wilks to assistant head coach-secondary. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Named Greg Jackson assistant secondary coach. TENNESSEE TITANS—Named Frank Bush linebackers coach and Dave McGinnis senior assistant coach. COLLEGE MID-EASTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE—Suspended nine student-athletes resulting from an altercation during a Feb. 14 women’s basketball game between Maryland Eastern Shore and BethuneCookman. AKRON—Named Kevin Cosgrove offensive coordinator. GEORGE WASHINGTON—Announced the retirement of athletic director Jack Kvancz this summer. LSU—Announced the resignation of special teams coordinator Joe Robinson. MOUNT OLIVE—Named Godfrey Miller men’s soccer coach. NORTH CAROLINA—Announced the NCAA reversed its ruling that FB Devon Ramsay was permanently ineligible and cleared him to return next season. TULANE—Named John Hendrick special teams/defensive line coach.

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Thursday, at Daytona Beach, Fla. 1. (4) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 60 laps, 132 rating, $56,726. 2. (3) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 60, 114.2, $41,713. 3. (11) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 60, 90.7, $36,713. 4. (13) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 60, 100.3, $31,713. 5. (24) Brian Keselowski, Dodge, 60, 57.8, $29,713. 6. (12) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 60, 69.3, $27,313. 7. (10) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 60, 74.3, $26,213.


Thursday’s scores SOUTH Coker 69, St. Andrews 68 East Carolina 77, SMU 70 Florida St. 82, Wake Forest 79 Georgia 69, Kentucky 51 Georgia Tech 72, Clemson 46 Limestone 75, Belmont Abbey 69 Maryland 69, Duke 47 N.C. State 81, Virginia Tech 65 Pfeiffer 78, Barton 72 Stetson 81, Campbell 67

Catawba lands Brown BY MIKE LONDON Catawba football notebook ...

National Signing Day never marks the end of Catawba’s recruiting efforts. The Indians have added gems to the roster in recent years in the weeks following Signing Day — players such as starting linebacker Jeb Bass and valuable defensive back Scottie Floyd. Coach Chip Hester has announced the recent addition of four more recruits and is optimistic they’ll make major contributions. Carson’s all-county fullback Jacorian Brown is well-known to local fans. He rushed 88 times for 654 yards and 15 touchdowns for the Cougars as a senior, caught 12 passes for 192 yards and returned a pick for another touchdown. His primary role was as a lead blocker for All-State tailback Shaun Warren, who signed with Western Carolina. Brown also performed admirably on defense when he played linebacker. Catawba doesn’t employ a traditional fullback in its offensive system and recruited Brown as an “athlete.” Brown (5-foot-11, 210 pounds) could make his presence felt on special teams. Linebacker Nicolas Richardson (5-10, 190) joins the Indians after a fine career at 4A power Mallard Creek. He had 10 tackles for loss and forced four fumbles. Gabe Evans (6-3, 235) was a twoway player at 4A Fayetteville Pine Forest and made All-Mid-South Conference as a defensive lineman.

Evans also made 11 catches at tight end and probably will compete for the H-back role (a combination tight end/fullback) at Catawba. Grant Handy (5-8, 160) has everything but size and should contribute as a wide receiver. He was quite a two-way performer at Southern Alamance, averaging 10 tackles as a defensive back and catching 46 passes for 703 yards and five TDs. He made the Burlington TimesNews all-region team. 

SPRING FLING: Catawba’s spring football session begins March 14, following spring break. The annual Blue-White Game is set for April 2. Starting time is 3:30 p.m. The game is starting later than usual because of a home lacrosse match. “It’ll be a busy day, and we’re all kind of excited to see how it goes,” Hester said. Catawba will have a new quarterback in 2011, and there are several candidates to replace standout Patrick Dennis. The offensive line and defensive line have also lost key personnel, and Hester expects new faces take charge next month. Four transfers — kickers Frankie Cardelle (North Carolina Central) and T.J. Morrison (Western Carolina) and offensive linemen Andrew Parsons (Coastal Carolina) and Adam Mikels (Hargrave) — already are enrolled in school and will participate in the Spring Game. Cardelle, a Salisbury High product, booted eight fields for N.C. Central last fall (four of 40 or more yards). He averaged 39.8 yards per punt and 54.2 yards on kickoffs.

Tournament finals set From staff reports Prep basketball tournaments conclude tonight with championship games. Boys championships at all sites are set for 7:30 p.m., with girls title games starting at 6 p.m. West Rowan, North Rowan and Salisbury boys will be competing for championships, along with the Salisbury and West Rowan girls.  In the CCC title games at East Davidson, Salisbury’s top-seeded boys battle No. 2 seed Lexington, a team they swept in the regular season, but not without drama. No seeds will be affected by tonight’s outcome.  Salisbury’s girls take on No. 3 seed Thomasville tonight. Thomasville can supplant Central Davidson as the league’s No. 2 seed if it upsets the Hornets.  North Rowan’s boys take on Albemarle, and a No. 1 seed for the state playoffs is at stake at South Davidson along with tournament bragging rights. North and Albemarle split during the regular season and tied for first place with 14-2 records. West Montgomery is set as the league’s No. 3 seed, with South Davidson No. 4 and North Moore No. 5.  North Rowan’s girls will keep a close eye on tonight’s YVC final, as South Davidson’s sixth-seeded girls have made a surprising charge to the title game. If South Davidson upsets No. 1 North Moore tonight and grabs the league’s No. 2 seed, there will be a serious shakeup with the seeds. North Rowan’s girls went in at No. 5 but would fall out of the playoff mix, at least temporarily, if South Davidson wins. Even if that happens, North could land a wild-card berth.  At Carson, no playoff seeds are at stake in the boys title game, as No. 1 Statesville takes on No. 2 West Rowan. West Iredell is set at No. 3, and Carson will be No. 4.  In the girls championship game, North Iredell is secure as the league’s top seed for the playoffs, but West Rowan is trying to move up from No. 3 to No. 2 by winning the event. If they do win, the Falcons would trade seeds with Carson. East Rowan’s girls are set at No. 4.  It’s a Concord-Hickory Ridge doubleheader at Cox Mill in the SPC championship games. Hickory Ridge’s boys can jump from No. 3 to No. 2 if they upset the Spiders.

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points. Dearius Phillips had five points and 10 rebounds. K.J. Wilson pulled down eight boards. Michael Morrison scored 15 for the Red Devils.  Knox (8-0) rolled to a 48-19 lead after three quarters and beat North Rowan 48-19. Jalen Sanders scored 18 points for the Trojans. Corban Usry had 12 points and six assists. Donnell Alexander pulled down 10 rebounds. Deshawn Troutman and Deshaude White added six points each. A. Morris (first name not available) scored 14 for the Mavericks (5-3). Bravon Goodlett had 11.  Southeast’s girls rallied from nine points down and topped Erwin 35-29 to move into a tie for first. Taylor Martin led Southeast (7-1) with 19 points. Adison Collins had seven points. Shanice Miller led the Patriots on the boards. Shenique Pharr led Erwin (7-1) with 11 points and eight boards. Brittany Small had seven points and 16 boards. Shenell Pharr and Jocelyn Lowe had six and five points, respectively.  Erwin’s boys edged Southeast 42-39 on Landon Goodman’s 3-pointer with 12 seconds left. Goodman made three 3-pointers and scored 11 points for the Eagles (3-5). Austin Love had nine points and 18 rebounds. Addison Fry scored eight points and grabbed 16 boards. Jackson Justus scored five points. Alex Yang scored 12 points for the Patriots (3-5), and Bryson Collins had eight. Austin Russ had a strong game on the boards.

 North Hills hoops The North Hills middle school boys team beat Statesville Montessori 65-27. Luke Humble led North Hills with 17 points. Wes Fazia and Leonard Murdock added 16 each, and Chris Norris added seven. North Hills (12-2) went undefeated in the conference.

 College softball Catawba swept Pfeiffer 3-1 and 8-0 Wednesday. The Indians (5-1) won the opener on Carly Sabat’s two RBIs and Tara Gibbs’ solo homer. Brittany Murray pitched a four-hitter. Alli Justice had a solo homer and a two-run double in the nightcap, and Gibbs powered another homer. Emily Huneycutt tossed a one-hitter.

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Pfeiffer lost to Barton 97-80 in Pfeiffer’s Christina Harvey and Wilson in CC action on Thursday. Barton held Pfeiffer star Chris Brittany Cox teamed for 49 points in Woods to 15 points. Davon Gilliard a 78-72 win over Barton on Thursday. led the Falcons with 22.

 Jayvee basketball Salisbury’s jayvee girls finished a perfect season with a hard-fought 5847 win against East Davidson. Salisbury (16-0, 10-0 CCC) was led by Patreece Lattimore’s 15 points. Daterria Connor and Monifa Angle scored 13 each, and Danielle Harmon contributed seven.

 7th-grade hoops West Rowan’s boys topped China Grove 42-36. Kreshon Alexander led the Bulldogs (6-1) with 14 points. Devon Morrison had 12 points and eight rebounds. Joshua Lindsey scored six

 YMCA leagues

Hurley Y registration for a high school boys basketball league runs through Feb. 22. Registration for a middle school girls volleyball league run through March 6. Contact Phillip Hilliard at or 704-636-0111.

 Kannapolis Komets The Kannapolis Komets will hold tryouts for their eighth-grade girls basketball team at Kannapolis Middle School this Saturday at 2 p.m. Contact club director Doug Wilson at 800-2308819 with questions. Mike Wolford is coaching the team.


WEST BOYS FROM 1B in the final quarter, beginning with a jailbreak layup that tied the score 44-44 with 7:08 remaining. He finished off a frantic ping-pong sesssion under the basket when he hit a putback that gave WR a 52-50 lead with 1:06 to go. His last two points came after Gibbs was called for careless hand play in the closing seconds. “I just kept my head and concentrated on those free throws,” he said. “That’s the beauty of it — the game is 32 minutes.” And not 12. Credit Gurley for stopping the bleeding and lifting the Falcons. And give an assist to WR senior B.J. Sherrill, who offered Gurley a key suggestion as the Falcons emerged for the second half. “He stopped me and made the best coaching move of the night,” Gurley said. “He had a feeling. He said, ‘Coach, start Maurice (Warren) this quarter.’ Maurice is part of that whole family of post men that


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I have., but he’s kind of gotten shuffled back here a little bit. So I started him and Maurice brought some great post defense.” The outcome wasn’t completely sealed until Follrod missed a 40-foot Hail Mary that circled the rim and spun out as time expired. “That would have been an argument because the buzzer may have sounded,” said Johnson. “I don’t know if it would have counted.” Next up on the Falcons’ dance card is regular-season champ Statesville (18-4), which beat the Falcons twice en route to a perfect league season. “It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there,” said Morgan. “It’ll be the same as tonight — whoever wants it more with get it.” WEST IREDELL (52) — Follrod 18, Harris 8, Gray 7, Stevenson 7, Blohm 6, Daniels 4, Phifer 2. WEST ROWAN (54) — K.Sherrill 16, Morgan 12, Noble 7, B.Sherrill 5, Edwards 5, Warren 4, Martin 3, Kraft 2, Parks, Avery, Turner, Cuthbertson. W. Iredell 14 15 W. Rowan 10 20

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West Rowan’s B.J. Shherill lays one up while West Iredell’s From left, West Rowan’s Keshun Sherill, West Iredell’s Zach Fullrod and West Rowan’s Maurice Warren fight for possession of a rebound during Thursday’s NPC semifinal. Hunter Blohm, center, and Justin Daniels defend.

WEST GIRLS FROM 1B half, Steele took over. Using the penetrate-and-dish approach, Steele hit consecutive layups to give the Falcons a 36-20 lead early in the third quarter. Her fourth-period putback gave West its widest margin, 56-35, with 3:44 to play. “Ayanna looked like her old self today,” Epps said. “And Shay broke their defense down and got some nice buckets. We really put it all together this game.” Carson was paced by Tyesha Phillips (15 points), Kelly Dulkoski (15) and Allison


Blackwell (13). Still, they left wishing for more. “We weren’t hitting shots we usually do,” Phillips said. “Some of the defense that’s usually there wasn’t. And we made critical turnovers, turnovers that gave them an edge. Winning this game and getting to the finals, this would have been a big step. But we got down and couldn’t pull it back.” WEST ROWAN (63) — Avery 24, Steele 17, Barber 12, Dixon 5, Ball 5, Sobataka, Parker. CARSON (52) — Phillips 15, Dulkoski 15, Blackwell 13, Monroe 9, Clark, Holman, Barringer. W. Rowan Carson

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West Rowan’s Ayana Avery celebrates the win.


West Rowan’s Nycieko Dixon, right, plays defense while Carson’s Kelly Dulkoski eyes a lane during Thursday’s NPC semifinal.

13th 20-win season in school history the hard way. On a scale of athleticism from 1 to 10, North’s about a 9, but West Montgomery is a 10. It wasn’t hard to see how West Montgomery (148) beat both North (by 20) and Albemarle on its home floor. Coach Kevin King’s team is extra-quick, and the Warriors’ 3-2 matchup zone gave the HARGRAVE Cavaliers fits. “Their defense was just very hard to penetrate against,” North’s T.J. Bates said. “We tried to get it to our big men, but they were doubling down when we did.” North was just fortunate WM didn’t have anyone as thick as Hargrave, as aggressive as Bates, as tall as Ford or quite as springy as Starks. Hargave started out like he might score 90. He got the first seven of the game, and West Montgomery couldn’t buy one on the other end. Terry Pegues finally put the Warriors on the board with a 3-pointer nearly five minutes into the game. That shot ended WM’s jitters, and its defense dominated the rest of the half. In a sixminute stretch, the Warriors pounded North 20-4. The Cavs were lucky to limp to halftime down 20-16. Mitchell adjusted North’s

offense during the break, and he fired up Ford. “I told Malik the paint was his and he had to treat it like it was his home — he had to stop people from coming in there,” Mitchell said. North still trailed 29-22 midway through the third quarter, but the Cavaliers made a run when Ford dunked and Pierre Givens hit a 3-pointer. When Hargrave bulled for a three-point play it was tied at 33, and Bates drained a 3 at the end of the quarter for a 36-35 NR lead. “My assistants (Bill Kesler and Kenny Bates) always do a super job, but especially so tonight,” Mitchell said. “They pointed out gaps in their defense and we used their aggressiveness against them with good ball fakes.” Robinson sparked WM back to a six-point lead in the fourth quarter by blocking a Starks jumper and drilling a 3-pointer in transition. North fought back with ferocious man-to-man defense — freshmen Michael Bowman and Michael Connor were a huge part of it — and luck also played a role. Givens banked in a 3-pointer that put a look of absolute disbelief on King’s face. North trailed 47-43 with 2:30 to go, but Connor got a stickback, and Bates came up with a loose ball and fed Starks for a tying layup. North had the last possession of regulation, but didn’t get a good look. Givens had to force a contested 28-footer. North got two big stops in the overtime with the score tied at 49, and penetration by Bates led to a layup by Hargrave and a stickback by Ford — he followed his own

miss — for a four-point lead. North had chances to ice it, but free throws didn’t fall. Givens got banged up. Bates fouled out. Already playing without Jordan Kimber and Amani Bates, North grimly hung on. With 41 seconds left, Hargave made a free throw for a 56-52 lead. Trailing 56-53, West Montgomery missed a 3 to tie with 16 seconds left, and Starks literally flew into the picture for his unbelievable rebound. Starks was fouled with 14 ticks to go. He missed his first free throw but made the second for a four-point lead. Robinson’s 3-pointer with five seconds left made it 5756 and kept WM alive. Givens got the ball inbounds to Bowman, and the freshmen made his second free throw with three seconds left for a 58-56 lead. Travante Moore’s hurried halfcourt heave at the horn had no chance, and the Cavaliers breathed a sigh of relief. “Really tough game,” Bates said. “Now we have to bounce back for another one against Albemarle.” North beat the Bulldogs by six in Spencer. Albemarle won the rematch by three. “Physically, I think we’ll be fine, and we hope to have Kimber,” Mitchell said. “In one stretch, we played four straight nights this season. That should prepare us to be strong again mentally.” WEST MONTGOMERY (56) — Robinson 17, Moore 12, Bowden 10, Pegues 10, Atkins 4, Capel 3, Britt. NORTH ROWAN (58) — Hargrave 18, Ford 9, Starks 8, Givens 8, Bates 8, Connor 4, Bowman 3, Chambers. W. Mont. 13 N. Rowan 10

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CATAWBA FroM 1B defensive coordinator Bob Lancaster was on his staff. McComb and Hinson completed graduate assistantships at Coastal, both earning master’s degrees. Coastal assistant Curtis Walker is a Catawba Hall of Famer and one of the great linebackers in school history, and Coastal assistants Kevin Brown and Grant Cain also played and coached at Catawba. Coastal assistant Mike Castellano got his start as a student coach before graduating from Catawba. Coastal equipment coordinator Wilson Beaver is a Catawba graduate, and football administrative assistant Jill Cress Kingston was an outstanding athlete at South Rowan. Coastal video coordinator Louis Francois was on Bennett’s staff at Catawba. “I think it’s great for this game to happen,”Bennett said. “It’s outstanding for the Catawba family to have a reunion at the Grand Strand. This should be very meaningful for the student athletes, but especially for the alumni and fans because we still have so many friends that pull for both of these schools. And you never forget the folks who gave you and your staff that first chance to be a head coach. “I know that we will get Catawba’s best shot and hopefully, we’ll play well too. It should be an exciting night.”

The Chanticleers are 56-35 in Bennett’s eight seasons and have won four Big South Conference titles. Coastal was 6-6 in 2010, while Catawba was 6-4. • Catawba will play 11 games in 2011, after several years of playing 10. North Greenville (road, Oct. 29) and UNC Pembroke (home, Oc. 1) also have been added. Catawba will not be playing Shaw or Livingstone in 2011. The Mayor’s Cup games with Livingstone had been mostly lopsided affairs — 598 in 2010 — and Catawba had won 11 straight seasons. Livingstone declined to renew its contract with Catawba, so the annual “Mayor’s Cup” game won’t be part of the 2011 schedule. “It’s a negative in the sense that the Livingstone game was so close,” Hester said. “The positive is it gives us a chance to pull for Livingstone every week. It’ll also let us compare notes with their coaching staff a little bit more without any conflict of interest.” Catawba will still take on CIAA club St. Augustine’s on the road on Sept. 3, opening day The UNC Pembroke game should generate interest. The Braves are a strong D-II program and recruit hard in the local area. UNC Pembroke was a playoff team in 2009 and beat Carson-Newman in 2010. North Greenville’s Crusaders will be on the slate for every SAC school in 2011. While there are no plans to


SPORTS add North Greenville to the league, the alliance with North Greenville enables every SAC team to schedule another regional D-II game with reasonable travel. North Greenville is vastly improved from the program that was struggling when the Indians played them a decade or so ago. North Greenville closed last season with an eightgame winning streak. The Crusaders dropped close games to Mars Hill and Lenoir-Rhyne last fall, but they beat Presbyterian and UNC Pembroke. Catawba athletics director Dennis Davidson hated to see the matchup with Livingstone deleted from the schedule, but 2011 shapes up as a very exciting football season. “We certainly look forward to resuming the Mayor’s Cup series some day, but for now, playing a financial guarantee game with a Division I opponent makes a lot of financial sense," Davidson said. “And the fact that this game is with Coastal Carolina is particularly exciting as it reunites a lot of friends among the two coaching staffs. “It should also be fun for our alumni and fans, many of whom will make the trip to the beach in September, I’m sure.” • Catawba sports information director Jim Lewis provided much of this story.

PACK FroM 1B “That seems to be what we’re doing: guys just playing together, do what you can do to help,” coach Sidney Lowe said. “If you’re not scoring, you can rebound, you can pass, you can defend. No one was worried about getting touches or minutes or anything. They just tried to do what they could.” And it was enough, too. N.C. State took a 46-38 rebounding advantage, including 19 offensive boards that led to 19 second-chance points. The Wolfpack also held Clemson to 30 percent shooting (10-for-33) after halftime, then made the free throws to stay in control after finally pushing ahead. It was a reversal from the first meeting, when the Tigers took a 36-26 rebounding advantage and shot 46 percent after halftime. “I think the guys remembered that game,” Smith said. “They thought about it and they knew it wasn’t going to happen this game. So they went out and fought hard for 40 minutes. We took care of the ball, we rebounded and I thought our defense was pretty good.” Demontez Stitt scored 16 points to lead the Tigers (17AssociAted Press 9, 6-6), who are fighting to position themselves for an N.c. state’s c.J. Leslie, right, had 18 points and 10 rebounds NCAA tournament bid. in the Wolfpack’s win on thursday.

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Drivers fret over blown engines Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Bill Elliott has been racing at Daytona since the 1970s, and he has never seen this level of cooperation among so many different drivers and their spotters. It’s out of necessity. If drivers hooked up in the two-car drafts that have dominated Speedweeks don’t work well together in Sunday’s Daytona 500, there could be a bunch of blown engines. NASCAR officials have taken steps to limit speeds at Daytona that included restrictions on how teams cool their engines — an attempt to keep them from spending too much time working together in the tandem drafts that were leading to speeds over 200 mph. “You know, the bad thing about it is you don’t know what the limit is,” Elliott said. “The guys tell you you’re kind of shooting for this range, but give or take 10 degrees or so one way or the other. We just try to monitor it and say, ‘Look, I say to the spotter, we got a quarter of a lap to go, I got to make it work.’ It’s been the most communication between so many different spotters than I’ve ever seen in any previous Daytona 500 or any Daytona event.” During Thursday’s qualifying races, drivers in drafting duos switched spots after a handful of laps so the driver doing the pushing could take a turn in front and get more air to his engine’s radiator. That requires cooperation between the drivers and their spotters. If a pushing car stays in back for too long, it could overheat. “I don’t know what the breaking point is,” said Steve Addington, crew chief for Kurt Busch’s No. 22 car. “I’m afraid that some of these guys are going to find out.” The driver doing the push-

ing already has his hands full, keeping his bumper stuck to the car in front of him and anticipating the leading driver’s next move while simultaneously monitoring the mirror to see what’s coming up behind them. Now, he has to keep an eye on the water temperature gauge. “You have to keep track of the guy in front of you, you have to absorb if he’s coming up on a pack, stay with him, not give him too hard of a push in a sense,” Busch said. “At the same time, you have to keep peeking that grill out to keep it cool if you want to stay attached.” Addington expects drivers and teams to play it smart on Sunday. “You’re going to have to back out of it, pay attention to your water temps and back out of the situations,” Addington said. “You have to be there at the end to finish this deal. Trying to take the lead at lap 100, burning the car up, it’s not worth it.” Of course, drivers are likely to gamble with their temperatures at the end of the race. “You just get to a point, you’re going to try to push a little bit more,” Elliott said. MICHAEL MAKES IT By finishing third in the second qualifying race Thursday, two-time Daytona 500 winner Michael Waltrip will start the race for the 25th straight time. Waltrip has been emotional all week about the 10-year anniversary of Dale Earnhardt’s death at Daytona, a race Waltrip won but couldn’t ever really celebrate. “Most of the time I’m all right,” Waltrip said. “(Ken) Schrader came over today. We can’t look at each other without crying about it. We were probably the two, other than Dale Jr., drivers that were as closely tied to the events of

that day than anyone. We cry a lot.” YELEY’S RECOVERY J.J. Yeley made the Daytona 500 field Thursday, taking another step in his return to racing after sustaining a serious neck injury at a short track race in 2009. “It’s been a long road back,” Yeley said. “I took that nasty flip there in a sprint car, pinched two vertebrae in my neck that I had to have fused in September. It took about eight months to where they were going to clear me and do the rehabilitation to where I was safe getting behind the wheel.” At times, Yeley has worried he was falling off the NASCAR radar. “Obviously in this sport, if you’re not in clear view, you can easily get forgotten,” Yeley said. “That’s what I started to feel like. You roll through the garage, people would look at you with a second glance. It was that quick that you could be forgotten.” SPARK PLUGS Ford drivers seemed to be able to run longer as the pushing car without overheating problems. “The cooling system works well and I think we’re going to be good,” Carl Edwards said. “It’s going to be an allday, whose car can last longest, whose engine is the strongest and which drivers can work together the best — I think that’s going to win it, and I feel like we’ve got a good enough team to do that.” ... Jeff Gordon damaged his car in the second qualifying race, but the team expects to fix the primary car instead of going to a backup. ... Waltrip said NASCAR’s attempts to break up the Daytona drafting tandems with rules changes were having limited success.

AUBURN, Ala. — The man allegedly responsible for poisoning the live oaks at Toomers Corner where Auburn fans have long celebrated big wins has been arrested and charged. Auburn Police Chief Tommy Dawson said Harvey Almorn Updyke Jr., 62 of Dadeville, was arrested at the police station at 1:26 a.m. Thursday and was charged with one count of first-degree criminal mischief. He admitted to making two calls claiming knowledge of the poisoning but later denied actually poisoning the trees, according to court documents. Dawson said Updyke arrived at the jail without an attorney and could face other charges. “This person obviously has problems to do something like this,” Dawson said at a news conference outside the administration building. Dozens of students and fans attended the news conference as the Auburn community mourns the apparently imminent demise of the trees. Bond was set at $50,000. If convicted, Updyke could face one to 10 years in prison. A message left with his court-appointed attorney was not immediately returned.

NFL NEW YORK — Two weeks before a potential lockout, the NFL and its players’ union are asking for help in their stalled negotiations. Both sides agreed Thursday to mediation as they discuss a new collective bargaining agreement. The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, an independent U.S. government agency, will oversee talks in Washington beginning Friday. After holding separate discussions with representatives from the league and the union, FMCS director George H. Cohen said both sides agreed to have the agency mediate. Mediation is not binding. “Any time that both sides of negotiations can get together, whether through conventional means of bargaining or mediation, to come to an agreement that can benefit all parties, it is a good thing,” NFLPA president Kevin Mawae told The Associated Press in an email. Negotiations broke down last week, leading to the cancellation of one planned session. The players are expecting the owners to lock them out if the CBA expires on March 3 without a new agreement.

Manning hopes for huge deal from Colts INDIANAPOLIS — Peyton Manning could still be raking in the big bucks at age 40. On Thursday, at a hastily called news conference, Colts owner Jim Irsay said he expects Manning to sign a record-setting deal before next season. Tom Brady currently holds the distinction for the highest annual average salary after agreeing to a fouryear deal worth $18 million per year in September. Manning’s deal will not only be richer but also longer. “I think six years is certainly a possibility, five or six years,” Irsay said. “There’s not a definitive number that I’m stuck on. You don’t know how much longer he can play. You hope that it’s five years, maybe six years. Until you get longer down the road, it’s really uncertain.”

NCAA FOOTBALL CHAPEL HILL — The NCAA has reversed its ruling on North Carolina’s Devon Ramsay, clearing the fullback to play next season after previously saying he was permanently ineligible. In a release, the school said Thursday night that the NCAA has determined Ramsay committed no violation of rules after receiving new information from the school. Ramsay played the first four games before he was held out by the school after being caught up in the NCAA’s investigation of possible academic misconduct within the football program. Ramsay will have one season of eligibility left. “Devon’s delighted and his mother is ecstatic,” said Robert Orr, a former North Carolina Supreme Court judge who had been advising the Ramsay family. “I have to say UNC has been really good about working with us. I think they recognized from the beginning that something was wrong here.” Boise St. looks to upgrade stadium BOISE, Idaho — Boise State Athletic officials have permission to move another step forward with plans to upgrade Bronco Stadium. The Idaho State Board of Education voted Thursday to let school officials spend $2.4 million on the initial design project that includes more seating and a football complex. Phase one of the expansion includes moving the university’s oval track nearby to Dona Larsen Park. The project also includes adding more seats in the north end zone and building a new home for football operations, offices, locker rooms, a weight room and other amenities. The goal is to have the new football complex ready by 2013. BSU officials say phase one is estimated to cost between

$20 and $26 million. Bronco’s Stadium is the smallest among perennial Top 25 teams with 33,500 seats.

NBA CHICAGO — Derrick Rose had a career-high 42 points and the Chicago Bulls headed into the All-Star break with an impressive 109-99 victory over the NBA-leading San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night. Luol Deng had 19 points and Carlos Boozer finished with 15 for Chicago, which shot 54 percent in its fourth consecutive win. The Bulls improved to 38-16 after winning 41 games last season. Once again hearing “M-VP! M-V-P!” chants, Rose was at his best when San Antonio challenged Chicago in the fourth quarter. He had 13 points in the final period, answering Spurs baskets with acrobatic drives and long jumpers. Rose’s long jumper as the shot clock expired with 3:21 left gave Chicago a 101-90 lead and took the steam out of one San Antonio rally. He also finished with eight assists and five rebounds. Tony Parker scored 26 points and All-Star Manu Ginobili added 16 for San Antonio, which had won six of seven. Reserve Gary Neal made four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points.

NHL TAMPA, Fla. — Pavel Datsyuk scored twice, Danny Cleary had a goal and two assists and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-2 on Thursday night. Niklas Kronwall, Justin Abdelkader and Darren Helm also scored for the Red Wings, who have won three in a row and seven of 11. Jimmy Howard made 38 saves. Tampa Bay got goals from Victor Hedman and Steve Downie. The Lightning are 53-1 during a 12-game homestand. Predators 3, Canucks 1 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nick Spaling and Mike Fisher scored 49 seconds apart in the second period, and Nashville beat Vancouver for its third victory in four games. Martin Erat had a goal and an assist, and Fisher’s goal was his first since he was traded to Nashville a week ago. Pekka Rinne stopped 35 shots, improving to 15-2-1 when his teammates score at least three goals. Rangers 4, Kings 3, SO NEW YORK — Henrik Lundqvist knocked Anze Kopitar’s shootout shot over the net to earn his 200th NHL win and give the Rangers a victory over Los Angeles. The Kings rallied twice in the third period to stretch their streak with at least one point to a team record-tying 11 games (8-0-3).




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Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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

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

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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

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

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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

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

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

Headline type

to show your stuff!

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

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

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

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



3rd Shift Sanitation Supervisor needed. Requires strong leadership skills. Knowledge of equipment cleaning a plus. Bilingual preferred, but not required. Competitive pay and benefits. Send Resume to: PO Box 1529, Salisbury, NC 28145, attn: Operations Manager.

Employment Driver

Small company seeking OTR driver for all states. Call for details 704-637-0148

Skilled Labor

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

Salisbury “LAST STOP” Yard Sale. STOP by for lunch and stuff, FREE items box! Car and other items for sale. Sat., Feb. 19th, 10am-3pm. No early birds. 1020 Meadow View Lane, 28147 Spring Valley Subdivision.

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AUTO TECH All Levels, Great Pay, Benefits and opportunity. Call 336-542-6195 $10 to start. Earn 40%. Call 704-607-4530 or 704-754-2731

Yard Sale Area 2 Antiques & Collectibles Antique wagon wheel w/ metal table frame, restored, 42" 16-spoke. $350. Call Scott. 704-637-2322 Burning Wood Fireplace Insert. Dual blower, variable speeds, glass doors, fits all standard fireplaces. $250, excellent condition Call 704-279-4192 after 6:00 PM


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

Sofa. Beautiful Burgundy Broyhill Sofa and Loveseat $200.00. 704279-3314

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.

Flowers & Plants

Find all the best sales without the headaches! Plot your route from one sale to another!

3 ft. Leyland Cypress or Green Giant Trees. Makes a beautiful property line boundary or privacy screen. 1 gallon $10 per tree. 3 gallon 5 ft. & full, $30. Varieties of Gardenias, Nandina, Juniper, Holly, Ligustrum, Hosta, Viburnum, Gold Mop, Camelias, Arbor-vitae, Azaleas AND MORE! $8. All of the above include delivery & installation! 704-274-0569 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 Healthcare

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 Other

Local plumbing company needs experienced service plumber. Excellent pay and benefits. Driver's license required. Plumbing license helpful. Call 704-933-8010, ask for Brad.

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Fuel & Wood


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

Yard Sale Area 4

Yard Sale Area 1


Salisbury Sick of Winter Yard Sale, Friday & Saturday, February 1819, 11am-6pm, No Early Birds. 427 Heilig Ave. Lots of everything for everyone. For more info call 704-762-9066

Sat., Feb. 19th 8:30 a.m. No Early Birds 102 Anthony Road, Rockwell, across from Sifford's 76 Free Snacks & Drinks Everything Must Go!

YARD SALE AREAS Area 1 - Salisbury, East Spencer, & Spencer

Fishing equip., tools, household goods, clothing, food items, furniture, boxes of diapers, tent.

Area 2 – W. Rowan incl Woodleaf, Mt. Ulla & Cleveland

Lot's More! 1000's of Items!

Area 3 - S. Rowan incl Landis, China Grove, Kannapolis & Mooresville

Rockwell Grocery Sale, Friday & Saturday, February 18 & 19, 10am5pm, 112 E. Main St. John & Rachel Corl's.

Area 4 - E. Rowan incl. Granite Quarry, Faith, Rockwell & Gold Hill Area 5 - Davidson Co. Area 6 – Davie Co. and parts of Davidson Co. This is a rough guide to help plan your stops, actual areas are determined by zip code. Please see map in your Salisbury Post or online at under Marketplace click on 'Yard Sale Map' to see details.

Salisbury. 363 Stafford Estates Dr. Yard Sale. Saturday, February 19th, 7:30am-12:30pm. Household items, fishing rods, clothing, wedding items, books, misc. things, from a floral shop.

Yard Sale Area 6 Mocksville Estate Content Sale/ Walkthrough, Sat. Feb. 19 & Sat. Feb. 26. 7am4pm. 1995 US Hwy 64 West. Antiques, glassware, dishes, furniture and more. Cash Only! Bad Weather Date: March 5th.

Clothes Adult & Children Dress, black satin. Knee length. Wide straps with rhinestones. Size 24W. Never worn. Paid $80. Asking $25. Call 704636-2855 before 8pm.

Computers & Software


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

Dell Laptop Computer, internet ready, wireless, Windows XP. $165. 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

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

Couches – (1) Multicolored, $40 obo; (1) brown plaid, $100 obo; Entertainment Center, $75. 704-279-1711 no calls after 8pm

SOLD Games and Toys Air Hockey Table $50. Please Call 704-279-1711, no calls after 8pm Games. Nintendo 4 game Gun, fishing rod. $250. Like new. Used 5 times. Call 704-531-4938

Lawn and Garden

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. Bunkel Brothers tray, $6; Genesee tray, $3.00; 35mm Ultima Pro Camera, $50. Men's golf shoes, 11m, $10. 704633-7757. Flame thrower, propane. New in box. Never used. $29. Wench “New” 3,000 lb cap. Remote controlled. $75. Please call 704-784-2488

Machine & Tools

Hay for Sale

Square bales. 400 bales of fescue. 500 bales of brown top millet. $2.50/bale. 704-239-6242 HYPNOSIS will work for you!

Misc For Sale Air compressor pancake. Used 1 time. In box. $59. Please call 704-784-2488 for more information. ANDERSON'S SEW & SO, Husqvarna, Viking Sewing Machines. Patterns, Notions, Fabrics. 10104 Old Beatty Ford Rd., Rockwell. 704-279-3647

Sewing machines, portable. 2 avail. $60 ea. RND oil drums, 550 gallon, $70. 300 gallon, $40. 704-857-5445 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 Television, 13” Apex portable. $100. 6 chair table. $300. outside Please call 704-603-4416



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

Free Stuff

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

Lost & Found

Table saw, Rockwell floor model with carbide blade. $75. Angle grinder 4½” Skill, $15. Drill Mast. $10. 704-857-9275 Tiller $75 Please Call 704-2791711, no calls after 8pm

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

Generator, 900W, 120V. New in box. Never used. $100. Please call 704784-2488 for more info.

Stop Smoking~Lose Weight It's Easy & Very Effective Decide Today 704-933-1982 KV comp snow skis. In good shape. Why rent? $99. Call Scott 704-6372322

Lumber All New!

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

Music Sales & Service

Found Dog in Souther Rowan County near Hwy 52 & Old Beatty Ford Rd. 704-756-9843 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-

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

Lost Black Snoodle, male, 4 yrs. old, his name is Louie, from Mountview Drive area, Mocksville. Kids are heartbroken. 336-751-2202

Television, DVD & Video

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


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

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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King Size Water Innertube bed and box spring! With extra Innertubes! Only $200!! Call 704-212-2882

Hide While You Seek! Our ‘blind boxes’ protect your privacy. 704-797-4220

Misc For Sale

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

Dining room table, new. $200. Please call 704213-7039 for more information

Kitchen table. Nice kitchen table w/leaf and 3 Windsor chairs. $50. Please call 704-245-8843


SOLD I sold my sofa immediately after the ad came out! What great results! ~ J.K., Salisbury

Antique Table with 2 drop leafs, $100; old serving cart, $75; 2 cedar boxes, $75 each; large cedar box, $100. 704-279-1711, no calls after 8pm Bedroom suite, new 5 piece. All for $297.97. Hometown Furniture, 322 S. Main St. 704-633-7777




Furniture & Appliances

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

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

Want to Buy Merchandise

Homes for Sale

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

Alexander Place

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

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

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Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

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

E. Spencer

Bring All Offers

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

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 Rockwell

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


A Must See

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

Spencer Salisbury

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

Homes for Sale


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

4 BR 2BA, like new Craftsman Style, huge front porch, renovated kitchen and bath, fresh paint. R51516 $124,900 Dale Yontz B&R Realty 704-202-3663


New Listing

East Rowan

Rockwell, 3 BR, 2 BA. Cute brick home in quiet subdivision. Outbuilding, wooded lot, nice deck off back. Kitchen appliances stay. R51385 $129,900 B&R Realty Dale Yontz 704.202.3663 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

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


Beautiful, Renovated 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

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

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

New Home


W. Rowan


Lovely Home

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

Motivated Seller!

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

Move in Ready!

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

FARM FOR SALE Forest Creek. 3 BedNew room, 1.5 bath. home priced at only $98,900. R48764 B&R Realty 704.633.2394 Salisbury

New Listing


Awesome Location

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

Convenient Location

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

Convenient Location

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

Salisbury & Shelby, 2, 3 & 4 BR, starting at $29,900! Must see! Call today 704-633-6035

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

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

3 BR, 2 BA home in wonderful location! Cathedral ceiling, split floor plan, double garage, large deck, storage building, corner lot. $154,900 R51853 Monica Poole 704-2454628 B&R Realty Salisbury

New Listing

3 BR 2.5 BA has many extras! Great kitchen w/granite, subzero ref., Formal gas cooktop. dining, huge garage, barn, greenhouse. Great for horses or car buffs! R51894 $439,500. Dale Yontz. 704-202-3663 B&R Realty

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.

Lots for Sale

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.


Over 2 Acres

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

Commercial property, 8194 heated sq.ft., almost 12,933 all together. Showroom, offices, & warehouse space. $359,000. #51758 Call Varina @ B&R Realty 704-640-5200 or 704-633-2394.

Wanted: Real Estate


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

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

Manufactured Home Sales

15 minutes N. of Salisbury. 2 BR, 2 BA singlewide on large treed lot in quiet area with space to plant flowers. $850 start-up, $450/mo incl. lot rent, home payment, taxes, insurance. RENT or RENT-TOOWN. 704-210-8176. Call after noon. Homes of American 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

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

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

Real Estate Commercial

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Concord, 87 Meadow Ave, 3 BR, 1 BA, $700 mo.; Kannapolis, 314 North Ave, 3 BR, 2 BA, $800 mo. First full month rent free. KREA 704-933-2231

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

“A Good Place to Live” 1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms Affordable & Spacious Water Included 704-636-8385 Duplexes & Apts, Rockwell$500-$600. TWO Bedrooms Marie Leonard-Hartsell Wallace Realty 704-239-3096 Eaman Park Apts. 2BR, 1BA. Near Salisbury High. $375/mo. Newly renovated. No pets. 704-798-3896 East Salisbury. 1BR, 1BA. Full kitchen. Nice deck. Washer/dryer hookup. Call 704-638-0108

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

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

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

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

West Side Manor Robert Cobb Rentals

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 Granite Quarry. 3BR, 2BA. Double garage. Fenced backyard. $1,000/ mo + dep. 704-642-1343 Houses: 3BRs, 1BA. Apartments: 2 & 3 BR's, 1BA Deposit required. Faith Realty 704-630-9650

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

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

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

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

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

RENTED Colony Garden Apartments 2BR and 1-1/2 BA Town Homes $575/mo. College Students Welcome! Near Salisbury VA Hospital 704-762-0795 Houses for Rent Apartments Granite Quarry. 3BR, 1BA. East Schools. Carport. Level access. Central air & heat. Call 704-638-0108

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

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

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

Rowan Hospital area. 2BR, 1BA. Heat, air, water, appl. incl. $675. 704-633-3997 Moreland Pk area. 2BR all appliances furnished. $495-$595/mo. negotiable. Deposit 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

China Grove. 1BR Apartment completely furnished. No pets. 704857-8503 Lv. Msg.

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

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


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.

They don't build them like this anymore!

Attn. Landlords

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

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

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


Rockwell 1BR/1BA, appls, elec H/A, large storage bldg., $500/mo + dep. 704279-6850 or 704-798-3035

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

Lovely Duplex

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

2345 Statesville Blvd. Near Salisbury Mall

Don't Pay Rent! 3BR, 2BA home at Crescent Heights. Call 704-239-3690 for info.

Condos and Townhomes

2 BR, 1 BA off Morlan Park Rd., has refrig. & stove, furnished yard maint. & garbage pickup. No pets. Rent $550, Dep. $500. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446


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

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

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

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

Houses for Rent

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

Colonial Village Apts.



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

A Country Paradise

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

Real Estate Commercial Salisbury

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

Child Care Facility/Commercial Bldg.


Southwestern Rowan Co.

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

China Grove

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

Lots for Sale

Western Rowan County

East Rowan

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

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2011 • 7B


Rowan Iredell Vol. Fire Dept. Chenault Road, Cleveland

HAM BREAKFAST Sat. Feb. 19 6:30am Plates & Biscuits Carryouts Available 704 278-0036 C47771

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 Salisbury

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

Move-In Condition!

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

New Listing

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

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

Great Location

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


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

Unique Property


Motivated Seller New Listing

Cute 1 BR 1 BA waterfront log home with beautiful view! Ceiling fans, fireplace, front and back porches. R51875 $189,900. Dale Yontz 704-202-3663 B&R Realty

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

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

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




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

Giving away kittens or puppies?


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

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

Cane Corso Italian Mastiff Pups. Sire is 140 pounds. ICCF reg. 704-905-7206.

Puppies, Belgian Malinois. Police work, Home protection or family pets. Health guaranteed. 704-278-1830


Free dog to good home. Adult female Husky. Great with kids and other dogs. Will you give her a home? 704-640-2380 or 828-404-8464.

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

Dogs Got puppies or kittens for sale?

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

Free puppies to a good home. Lab/Chow mix, 6 mos old. 1 male, 1 female. Very loving. Kid friendly. 704-267-7920 Blonde Yorkie AKC Toy & tea cup size. Ready for Easter. Call Rhonda 704224-9692. Check the site for pricing and availability.


Puppies. Boxers, CKC. 2 females. 1 all white.1 with 2 red patches. 8 weeks old. $300 each. Cash. 704-6038257.

Rottweiler, free to good home. Family oriented, 3 year old male; female brown rottweiler mix, 5 years old. 336-909-5877


Sweet Pomeranian Puppies!

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

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

~ 704-633-5344 ~

February Special 20% discount on spay/neuter. Follow us on Face Book Animal Care Center of Salisbury. Chihuahua puppy $250. 704-637-0227

8B • FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2011 Houses for Rent

Office and Commercial Rental

Houses for Rent

Salisbury 345 Cromer Rd. & 504 Cruise Rd, 3BRs in countryside, $850/mo. & 922 N. Main St. 3BR, $650/mo. 704-645-9986 Salisbury, in country. 3BR, 2BA. $975/mo. Utilities included. No pets. Dep. & ref. 704-855-2100 Salisbury. 3 & 2 Bedroom Houses. $500-$1,000. Also, Duplex Apartments. 704636-6100 or 704-633-8263 Salisbury. 3BR, 1BA. Central heat/air, garage & carport. $600/mo. + $400 dep. 704-637-7605 or 704-636-0594 Salisbury. 3BR, 2BA. Large lot. Water included. No pets. $850/mo. Deposit & ref. 704-855-2100

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


1 Month Free Rent! Salisbury. 3BR/2BA with 2 car garage. No pets. No smoking in the house. 5 miles from 85, rental references required. $750 per month, deposit & 1st month's rent. Call 704858-0014 or 704-433-7530 Salisbury/Spencer 2, 4 & 5 BR $450-$850/mo. 704202-3644 or leave message. No calls after 7pm

Salisbury, Kent Executive Park office suites, $100 & up. Utilities paid. Conference room, internet access, break room, ample parking. 704-202-5879 China Grove. 1200 sq ft. $800/mo + deposit. Call 704-855-2100

Office and Commercial Rental

Office and Commercial Rental

Office and Commercial Rental

Office Complex

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

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

Salisbury. Perfect location near Court House & County Building. 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, complete integrated phone system with video capability in each office & nice reception area. Want to lease but will sell. Perfect for dual occupancy. By appt only. 704-636-1850


Faith Rd. Approx. 1,000 sq ft. $625/mo. + dep. Water, sewer, garbage pick up incl'd. 704-633-9556 2 BR, 1 BA, nice yard with utility building & carport. Appliances & Washer/Dryer included. New heat system. Good location. $650/mo. + $600 deposit. 704-202-0605 Spencer. 3BRs & 2BAs. Remodeled. Great area! Owner financing available. 704-202-2696

More Details = Faster Sales!



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


RESTAURANT Exceptionally clean, well maintained restaurant. Building & all equipment lease for $2900 / month Call 704-310-0346 to schedule viewing & for more information.

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

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

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

Office Space

Classifeds 704-797-4220

Manufactured Home for Rent

3 BEDROOM 3 BEDROOM, PRIVATE LOT $450 mth + deposit, NO indoor pets 704-3095017 (Habla Espanol)

East Rowan area. 3BR, 2BA on private lot. Central air. Water furnished 704-754-7137

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

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


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

Prime Location


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

Manufactured Home for Rent

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

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

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

Faith area. 2BR, 1BA. A/C, appliances, water/ sewer, quiet. No pets. $375-$450/mo. + deposit. 704-279-2939 Faith. 2BR, 1BA. Water, trash, lawn maint. incl. No pets. Ref. $425. 704-2794282 or 704-202-3876

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

Fisherman's Cove. 2BR, 1BA. Water & trash incl. Central air. 704-6364881 or 704-798-5370 Granite Quarry, 3 BR, 2 BA, DW. $700/mo. Salis., 2 BR, 1 BA house, $425/ mo. No Pets. 704-239-2833

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

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

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

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

Rooms for Rent

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

Call Classifieds at


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

Happy Birthday Sherry W. We love you! Cortney, Mickey Jo, Nikki, Keri, Tiffany and Joy

Happy birthday Miss Linda Stoner, you deserve a wonderful birthday. I wish you the best. Miss Pallie

Happy Belated 21st Birthday to my first born, Miss Anisha (Molly) McCluney! Love, Mom & Family

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

5550 Hwy 601 • Salisbury, NC 28147 • 704-647-9807 S48968

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

Happy Birthday Bryon H. We love you! Gareth Sr. and Odessa

We want to be your flower shop!

Salisbury Flower Shop

Happy Birthday Bri-Bri. From, Your sisters, nieces, nephew & Grandma

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


FOR FREE BIRTHDAY GREETINGS Please Fax, hand deliver or fill out form online

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FIND IT SELL IT RENT IT in the Classifieds

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

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

Grading & Hauling

Drywall Services

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


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

New Homes Additions & Repairs Small Commercial Ceiling Texture Removal

704-279-2600 Since 1955

Cleaning Services

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

Cleaning Services

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



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


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

Junk Removal

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

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

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

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

~704-637-6544~ Got a good web site? Include the URL in your ad.

Miscellaneous Services

Billy J. Cranfield, Total Landscape

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

704-797-6840 704-797-6839

~ 704-202-2390 ~ Earl's Lawn Care 3Mowing 3Yard Cleanup 3Trimming Bushes

3Landscaping 3Mulching 3Core Aeration 3Fertilizing FREE Estimates

704-636-3415 704-640-3842 GAYLOR'S LAWNCARE For ALL your lawn care needs! *FREE ESTIMATES* 704-639-9925/ 704-640-0542

Guaranteed! F

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

Mowing, seeding, shrubs, retainer walls. All construction needs. Sr. Discount. 25 Yrs. Exper. Lic. Contractor

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

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

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

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 ~

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

Pools and Supplies

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

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

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

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

Manufactured Home Services

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

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

I buy junk cars. Will pay cash. $250 & up. Larger cars, larger cash! Call 704-239-1471 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

Proud of your company? Put your logo in the ad.

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

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

Graham's Tree Service Free estimates, reasonable rates. Licensed, Insured, Bonded. 704-633-9304 John Sigmon Stump grinding, Prompt service for 30+ years, Free Estimates. John Sigmon, 704-279-5763.

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

Junk Removal

for junk cars. $260 & up. Please call Tim at 980234-6649 for more info.

~ 704-633-5033 ~

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


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

Stoner Painting Contractor

Painting and Decorating

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

Roofing and Guttering

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

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

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

Painting and Decorating

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

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

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

Professional Services Unlimited

Home Improvement H

Home Improvement

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


Fax: 704-630-0157


18 WORDS MAX. Number of free greetings per recipient is limited to 4. In Person: 131 W. Innes Street Online: (under Website Forms, bottom right column)

To advertise in this directory call

Miscellaneous Services 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

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


Quality Haircut


4.99 DEBBIE’S HAIR DESIGNS for new customers only

men • women • children 1008 S. Main Street • Salisbury, N.C. Call for an appointment


from Momma & Daddy



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

Happy Belated 21st Birthday Baby Girl! Love, Timmy

Happy Sweet Sixteen Bri-Bri



704/630-9970 or 704/433-0595


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2011 • 9B


Legals No. 61005

No. 61004

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator for the Estate of Deborah Winston Adams, 1355 Adams Street, Spencer, NC 28159. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 1st day of May, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 25th day of January, 2011. Deborah Winston Adams, deceased, Rowan County File #2011E57, Levi Adams, 1355 Adams Street, Spencer, NC 28159

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator for the Estate of Helen Maxine Fowler Faulkner, 2005 Fairfax Street, Kannapolis, NC 28083. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 2nd day of May, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 25th day of January, 2011. Susan Faulkner Williams, Admn. Of the estate of Helen Maxine Fowler Faulkner, deceased, File 11E85, 2007 Fairfax Street, Kannapolis, NC 28083


No. 61006 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Carolyn Story Whitley, 803 Crane Creek Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 1st day of May, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 25th day of January, 2011. Carolyn Story Whitley, deceased, Rowan County File #2011E84, Patricia Whitley Durham, 8610 Forest Dr., Rockwell, NC 28138 No. 61031 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator for the Estate of Mary Patricia Tucker, 115 Timber Creek Lane, 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 8th 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 2nd day of February, 2011. Mary Patricia Tucker, deceased, Rowan County File #2011E125, William H. Tucker, 115 Timber Creek Lane, Salisbury, NC 28146 No. 61063 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Robert M. Harrison, 1315 Richard 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 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. Robert M. Harrison, deceased, Rowan County file #2011E150, Wendy M. Harrison Brown, aka: Wendy M. Harrison, 205 Redmond Road, Cleveland, NC 27013 No. 61026 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Azile Graham Bogle, 2025 Barringer Rd., 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 4th 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 27th day of January, 2011. James Paul Bogle, Executor of the estate of Azile Graham Bogle, File #11E56, 845 Barringer Rd., Salisbury, NC 28147 Attorney at Law: Benjamin H. Bridges, III, PO Box 1007, Salisbury, NC 28145-1007 No. 61060 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Francis Earl Johnston, 106 Tall Pine 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 11th 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 4th day of February, 2011. Bonnie S. White Bell, Executor for the estate of Francis Earl Johnston, deceased, file 11E140, 106 Tall Pine Circle, Salisbury, NC 28147 Attorney at Law: Jennifer Davis Hammond, 215 N. Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144



J. NEWTON COHEN, SR. MEETING ROOM at the J. NEWTON COHEN, SR. ROWAN COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING 130 W. Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 At the date, time and place indicated herein, the Rowan County Board of Commissioners will conduct a hearing to consider the following: SUP 01-11 Orica USA Inc. is requesting a special use permit to allow a 5,922 sq. ft. expansion to an existing non-conforming use located at 2075 High Rock Rd., Gold Hill further identified as Rowan County Tax Parcel 538 012. Please contact the Rowan County Planning Department, located at 402 North Main Street, Salisbury, NC (704) 216-8588, to request a copy of the above referenced applications. This is the 8th day of February 2011 Carolyn Athey, Clerk to the Board of Commissioners

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Salisbury is considering a proposal to close an alley in the 200 block of North Arlington Street: Beginning at an existing 4"x4" concrete control corner in the north west right of way line of North Arlington Street, said corner being N 48° 48' 46" E, 189.96' from a 4"x4" concrete control corner at the intersection of East Council Street and North Arlington Street, thence with the south west side of the alley and the line of A & H Investments, Inc. (Tax Map 16 Parcel 248), N 41° 16' 28" W, 299.52' to an existing 1" iron pipe, the eastern corner of Warren G. Morgan (Tax Map 16 Parcel 243), thence continuing with alley and Morgan's line N 41° 22' 54" W, 100.11' to an existing 2" iron pipe in the south east margin of Green Street, thence with Green Street N 48° 37' 06" E, 19.55' to a new #5 rebar set at Warren G. Morgan's south east corner (Tax Map 16 Parcel 244), thence with the north east margin of the alley and Morgan's line, S 41° 22' 54" E, 97.88' to an existing 1" iron rod the eastern corner of Earl S. Parker (Tax Map 16 Parcel 245), thence continuing with the alley and Parker's line, S 40° 41' 16" E, 49.98' to an existing 1" iron pipe the eastern corner of Joseph O. D'Happart (Tax Map 16 Parcel 246), thence continuing with the alley and D'Happart's line S 42° 31' 05" E, 50.21' to an existing 6" diameter round concrete monument, the eastern corner of A & H Investment, Inc. (Tax Map 16 Parcel 247), thence continuing with alley and A & H Investments' Inc. line S 41° 14' 18" E, 201.57' to a #5 rebar in the north west margin of North Arlington Street, thence with the margin of North Arlington Street, S 48° 34' 50" W, 20.00' to the point and place of beginning and being 0.181 acres as shown on survey and map by Shulenburger Surveying Company, P.A. dated 1/27/2011 NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that the City Council shall on the 15th day of March, 2011 at 4:00 p.m., hold a public hearing in the City Council Chambers of City Hall, 217 South Main Street, Salisbury, North Carolina, to consider forever closing the aforementioned alley. This 16th day of February 2011. CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SALISBURY, NORTH CAROLINA By: Myra B. Heard, CMC, City Clerk ************************** The above NOTICE was published first in the SALISBURY POST in its issue on February 18, 2011.

No. 61027

NOTICE OF SALE IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE OF NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION - ROWAN COUNTY - 11sp46 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY NICHOLAS LANE MCKEE AKA NICHOLAS L. MCKEE AND MARY BROWN MCKEE DATED JULY 19, 2007 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 1099 AT PAGE 648 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 3, 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 iron stake corner to Lot No. 2, Earnhardt's corner; thence North 86 West 200 feet to a stake; thence South 4 West 100 feet to a stake, Irby's corner; thence South 86 East 200 feet to a railroad avenue, Irby's corner; thence North 4 East 100 feet to the beginning, consisting about one-half acre, more or less. This parcel of land is Lots Nos. 3 and 4 in Block I on the map of L.A. Corriher's sub-division of the original J.R. Rice land and lies about one mile southeast from the depot in the town of Landis

The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are Mary Brown McKee.



IN THE MATTER OF: KESHAWN O'BRIEN HARGRAVE: A Male Child born on or about May 5, 1994, in Rowan County, North Carolina. TO:

COYA MICHELLE HARGRAVE, Mother of the above named juvenile

TAKE NOTICE that a Petition to Terminate Parental Rights was filed on January 4, 2011, in the Office of the Clerk of Superior Court, Juvenile Division, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina. You must answer this Petition within forty (40) days of February 4, 2011, exclusive of that date. You are entitled to attend any hearing affecting your rights. The Termination of Parental Rights hearing is scheduled for February 22, 2011. Attorney John Elam has been appointed to represent you and can be reached at 336-2731600. You should contact your attorney immediately. Upon your failure to so answer, the Petitioner will apply to the Court for the relief requested. This the 4th day of February 2011. Salam Skeen, Esq., Attorney for DSS 1203 Maple Street, Greensboro, NC 27405 336/641-5070 No. 61061 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FARMLAND PRESERVATION ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS MONDAY February 21, 2011

6:00 P.M.

J. NEWTON COHEN, SR. ROOM J. NEWTON COHEN, SR. ROWAN COUNTY ADMINSTRATION BUILDING 130 W. Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 At the date, time and place indicated above, the Rowan County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing for FPO-01-10 which consists of two (2) different proposals amending the Rowan County Farmland Preservation Ordinance; one version recommended by the County's Agricultural Advisory Board and the second recommended by the County's Planning Board. Although both versions include the option for establishing Enhanced Voluntary Agricultural Districts [EVADs] and other similarities, the primary difference between versions focus on authority given to either the Agricultural Advisory Board or Board of Commissioners for approval, revocation and appeal of district designations. The former version is recommended by the Agricultural Advisory Board and the latter by the Planning Board. Significant changes to the proposed text may occur as a result of comments or information received during the public hearing. For a nominal charge, copies of the above referenced FPO-01-10 text amendments are available during normal business hours at the Rowan County Planning Department, located at 402 N. Main Street, Room 204, Salisbury, NC. Both versions of the FPO-01-10 text amendments may be viewed at this link: bid/623/ctl/Details/Mid/3393/ItemID/2761/Default.aspx This is the 8th day of February, 2011. Carolyn Athey, CMC, Clerk to the Board of Commissioners This notice to run February 11th and 18th, 2011. No. 61054 On Saturday, February 26, 2011 Olympic Crown Storage, LLC will sell various items of personal property pursuant to the assertion of a lien for rentals amounts due at it's storage facility located at 915 Bendix Drive in Salisbury, NC. The auction will take place at 10:00 AM on the premises of Olympic Crown Storage, LLC at 915 Bendix Drive, Salisbury, NC. The lien is being asserted and enforced as provided by North Carolina General Statutes. NAME UNIT(s) NAME UNIT(s) Michael & Shenika Tate 239 Gloria Barnes 141, 542 Lori Douglas 445 Mac Butner 443 Patricia Phillips 568 Rebecca Short 525 Jessica Gaither 422 Stephanie & Walter Hall 249 Micheal Pettiford 146 James Baker 306 Krisna Saunders 213 Mark Lewis 425 Thomas & Phyllis Melodia 209 Jazmein Parker 115 Timothy & Crystal Stamper 143 Raye Hulon 317 William Harris 352, 581 Kimberly D. Birst 416 Ann Baum 268 Holly Eagle 603 Brittany Parks 409 Tabatha Blackwell 212 Billie Wilson 273 Theodora Robinson 364 Jacqueline Moore 452 Marion Jones 309 Jessica Hudson-Absher 511 Henrietta Whitty 305 Gregory Crawford 335 Lera Irving 248 Kelley S Krack 519 Gloria Spratt 458 Jamie Conarton 353 Toni Templeton 587 Charles R. Street 435 Robert Goode-Williams 318 Cammie Yarborough 217 Andra R. Stanback 202 James Samolu 208 Sanporta Brown 410 Jodi Bennett 123 Trudy York 127 Glenda Steele 543, 546 Paul Culbreth 274 Steve Campbell 337 Darren Moody 219 Justin Owens 408 Tamara & Dearl Throckmorton 252 Tamara Throckmorton 255 Fernando D Rogers 509 Melvin L. Koontz 301 Carolyn H. Moose 246 James & Nancy Jarrell 118, 120, 121, 122, 225, 565

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator for the Estate of Paul Tribble Teate, 413 East 21st Street, #4, Kannapolis, NC 28083. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 1st day of May, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 25th day of January, 2011. Paul Tribble Teate, deceased, Rowan County File #2010E1275, Donald Paul Teate, 1324 Washington Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28083

No. 61096 PUBLIC NOTICE The Board of Education of the Rowan-Salisbury Schools requests written and sealed bids on walk-in coolers and freezers for Child Nutrition. Specifications will be furnished upon request. Bids may be mailed to Rowan-Salisbury School Child Nutrition, Post Office Box 2349, Salisbury, North Carolina 28145-2349, or delivered to the office of the Director of Child Nutrition, 110 South Long Street, East Spencer, North Carolina 28039. A designated representative of the school board will publicly open bids in the Child Nutrition Conference Room on Friday, February 25, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. It is up to the vendor if they wish to be at the opening. No. 61086 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Co-Executors for the estate of James Newton Cohen, Sr., 115 Saint Johns Drive, Salisbury, NC 2814. 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 17th of May, 2011. 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 10th day of February, 2011. James Newton Cohen, Jr., 7160 Belmont Drive, Trinity, NC 27370, Robin Louise Cohen, 115 St. Johns Drive, Salisbury, NC 28144, Thomas Miller Cohen, 2001 Webb Road, Salisbury, NC 28144, as Co-Executors for the estate of James Newton Cohen, Sr., deceased, File 10E1022 Attorney at Law, Glenn E. Ketner, Jr., P.O. Box 1308, Salisbury, NC 28145-1308

No. 61055 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, ROWAN COUNTY - 10 SP 898 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by DERRICK T. RICE and ROSETTA C. RICE AKA ROZETTA C. RICE, husband and wife to William R. Echols, Trustee(s), which was dated November 25, 2003 and recorded on December 1, 2003 in Book 994 at Page 282, 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, Lisa S. Campbell, 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 22, 2011 at 11:30AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rowan County, North Carolina, to wit: BEING ALL of Lots 161-166 of FIBER ACRES as shown on plat recorded in Book of Maps at Page 1093, Rowan County Registry, reference to which is hereby made for a greater certainty of description.

No. 61082

And Being more commonly known as: 1006 South Highland Ave, Landis, NC 28088

This notice to run February 11, 2011 and February 18, 2011

No. 61003

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. The date of this Notice is February 10, 2011. Grady I. Ingle Or Elizabeth B. Ells, Substitute Trustee, 10-011807 10130 Perimeter Parkway, Suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28216 (704) 333-8107 No. 61083 NOTICE OF SALE IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE OF NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION - ROWAN COUNTY - 11sp44 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY TODD W. WINECOFF AND SUSAN H. WINECOFF DATED DECEMBER 22, 2005 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 1054 AT PAGE 413 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 3, 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: Lying and being in Rowan County, North Carolina, and being all of Lot Number 2, as shown on a Map recorded in the Book of Maps Page 5191, Rowan County Registry, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a 1/2 inch iron pipe set in the southern right of way of East Mill Street, and traveling along the southern right of way of East Mill Street S 43-55-29 E 100 feet to a 1/2 inch iron pipe set; thence along the northern right of way of Chapel Street S 48-15-31 W 200.00 feet to an iron found; then leaving the right of way of Chapel Street and running N 43-55-28 W 98.82 feet to a 1/2 inch iron pipe set; thence N 45-55-15 E 200.00 feet to a 1/2 iron pipe set, the point and place of beginning, containing .456 acres more or less.

Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 565 Fiber Acres "A" Street, Cleveland, NC 27013. 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 Derrick T. Rice and Rosetta C. Rice. 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. Lisa S. Campbell, Attorney, Substitute Trustee PO Box 4006, Wilmington, NC 28406 PHONE: 910-392-4971 , FAX: 910-392-8051 File No.: 08-12738-FC02 No. 61081 NOTICE OF SALE IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE OF NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION - ROWAN COUNTY - 11sp47 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY EDITH BOST KRIMINGER AKA EDITH B. RIBELIN DATED DECEMBER 23, 2005 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 1054 AT PAGE 693 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 3, 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: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, together with improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in Litaker Township, Rowan County, North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at an iron pin in the center line of Castor Road, said iron pin being the common corner of J.D. Bailey; thence running with the common line of J.D. Bailey, South 09 39' 14" West 24.99 feet to an existing iron stake and corner; thence continuing with the line of J.D. Bailey, South 09 39' 14" West 388.01 feet to a new iron stake and corner in the line of J.D. Bailey, common corner of Tract No. 6, thence a new line running with the common fine of Tract No. 6, North 77 39' 55" West 312.50 feet to a new iron stake and corner, common corner of Tract No. 6 and Tract No. 2; thence a new line running with the common line of Tract No. 2, North 07 53' 55' East 300.00 feet to an iron pin in the center line of Castor Road and corner, common corner of Tract No. 2 in the center line of Castor Road, said iron pin also being in the common line of Tract No. 3; thence running with the center line of Castor Road and the common line of Tract No. 3, North 79 09' 44" East 134.47 feet to an iron pin in the center line of Castor Road and corner, common corner of Tract No. 3; thence continuing with the center line of Castor Road and the common line of Tract No. 3, North 80 53' 44" East 100.01 feet to an iron pin in the center line of Castor Road, common corner of Tract No. 3; thence continuing with the center line of Castor Road and the common line of Tract No. 3 North 88 48' 32" East 102.52 feet to an iron pin in the center line of Castor Road and corner, common comer of Tract No. 3 and J.D. Bailey, and the point of Beginning. Said tract is known as Tract No.1 on a survey prepared by James T. Hill, RLS, dated July 21, 1983, entitled "Division of John Kriminger Property." Said tract contains 2.644 acres, and said tract is subject to a 30 foot right of way for Castor Road. Said survey is hereby incorporated by reference as if it were fully set out herein. Less and Except all that certain property conveyed to Howard Smith and wife, Juanita Smith by deed of Edith Kriminger, dated December 22, 1986 and recorded December 24, 1986 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rowan County in Book 629, Page 449.

And Being more commonly known as: 202 South Chapel St, Landis, NC 28088

And Being more commonly known as: 8255 Castor Rd, Salisbury, NC 28146

The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are Todd Wayne Winecoff and Susan H. Winecoff.

The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are Edith Bost Kriminger aka Edith B. Ribelin.

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.

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.

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.

The date of this Notice is February 10, 2011.

The date of this Notice is February 10, 2011.

Grady I. Ingle Or Elizabeth B. Ells, Substitute Trustee, 11-012455 10130 Perimeter Parkway, Suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28216 (704) 333-8107

Grady I. Ingle Or Elizabeth B. Ells, Substitute Trustee, 11-012496 10130 Perimeter Parkway, Suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28216 (704) 333-8107

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ago, you had an article in my local newspaper about an underactive thyroid. I cut it out and was happy to finally get some information about the thyroid gland. I found out my son is borderline, and I wanted to give him the article but I put it away so good I can’t find it. I’m 88 years old and have had an underactive thyroid for 40 years. I’m doing great. Thank you. Dear Reader: Try having your son log onto my website, www.AskDrGottMD .com. In the search bar at the top right of the home page, he should type in “underactive thyroid.” The article should pop up for his review. Good luck. Dr. Peter H. Gott is a retired physician and the author of several books, including “Live Longer, Live Better,” “Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar Diet” and “Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar Cookbook,” which are available at most bookstores or online. His website is www.AskDrGottMD .com. United FeatUre Syndicate

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Thomas Fuller, an English churchman, historian and author who died in 1661, said, “A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.” In this deal, East’s double was a gift to his opponents. How should South plan the play in four spades? West leads a low heart. East wins with his king, cashes the ace, and shifts to the diamond nine. After North opened one club, East correctly made a takeout double (which was preferable to a one-heart overcall). Then South might have redoubled to show 10plus points. But he decided to describe his hand with a one-spade response, which did not



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limit his hand to nine points. Now West should have competed with two hearts. If East had four hearts and a singleton club, they were going to win a lot of tricks

in a heart contract. Note that five hearts would have gone down only two. When North raised spades, South made a game-try with three diamonds. North, with 14 points, two aces, four trumps, and nice clubs, had no hesitation in jumping to four spades. Declarer, with two hearts and one club to concede, had to play the trump suit without loss. With nine trumps missing the queen, the a priori odds favor cashing the ace and king. However, that could not be right here. East’s takeout double showed at least three cards in each unbid suit: spades, hearts and diamonds. (It would have been very dangerous to double with only two spades.) South cashed dummy’s ace and played a spade to his jack, confident that the finesse would win.



cluded turmeric, a source of curcumin. It’s this ingredient that contains strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Mustard seeds are highly renowned for the high amounts of glucosinolates, which are believed to have anticancer properties. They are a good source of iron, magnesium, niacin, phosphorous, calcium, omega-3 fatty acids and zinc. I am unsure why mustard controls your heartburn, but if it does, stick with it. You can also help your condition by reducing or eliminating alcohol from your diet, avoiding trigger foods such as tomato-based products, carbonated beverages, garlic, onions, citrus products and mint flavorings, incorporating a weight-loss program if appropriate, and elevating the head of your bed four to six inches. Beyond that, it’s good to know that if a person is experiencing symptoms at an inconvenient time, a trip to the refrigerator for the mustard will likely be the answer. To provide related information on your hiatal hernia, I am sending you a copy of my Health Report “Hiatal Hernia, Acid Reflux & Indigestion.” Other readers who would like a copy should send a self-addressed stamped No. 10 envelope and a $2 check or money order made payable to Newsletter and mailed to Newsletter, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092-0167. Be sure to mention the title or print an order form off my website at


Der Dr. Gott: For many years, I have had severe heartburn. I was diagnosed with a sliding hiatal hernia and was prescribed Nexium. Then I switched to Prilosec because of the exorbitant price of the first drug. I tried to be health conscious and didn’t like taking drugs, so I attempted natural remedies, including calcium citrate mixed with AbsorbAid. Only the drugs worked. Then two weeks ago, I stumbled on an article about the benefits of mustard for heartburn. It said to mix 2 teaspoons of mustard with a half glass of water at the DR. PETER first sign of heartburn. I GOTT stopped taking Prilosec and tried French’s mustard. I haven’t had heartburn since! This remedy might not work for everyone, but I hope you let your readers know about it. By the way, I take the mustard as a preventive measure twice a day and, as I said, I have had absolutely no sign of heartburn since. Dear Reader: There are approximately 40 different varieties of mustard plants; however, there are three basic types — black, white and brown. Prepared mustards commonly consist of ground mustard seed, vinegar, water and flavoring. There’s little to no fat and virtually zero calories. Many varieties in-

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47 7///4 47 47/40 40 Detroit D ettroit roit


Denver D e en n nver vver e err

4 46/26 46 6 6///2 2 26 6

Washington W a asssh hin ing ng gttto o on n

5 55 55/28 5//2 2 28 8

50s 60s 70s

61/31 6 61 1 1/31 //3 /31 31

4 8 8///26 /2 2 26 6 48/26



New N e ew wY York o orrrkk h Chicago C hiiiccca a ag g go o


Los L os A os Angeles An n ng g ge elle e ess

Kansas K Ka a ansas n nsssas as City as Cit ity

63/48 6 48 8 3//4 4

58/39 58/39 8//39 39

Cold Front


Staationary 110s Front Showers T-storms -sttorms

A Atlanta tlan an nttta a E Paso aso Ell P

90s Warm Front

71/40 4 0 7 1///4 1 40

7 71 71/50 1//5 1/ 50

7 76/46 6 6///4 4 46 6


H H Houston ousstton

Rain n Flurries rries

Snow Ice

74/59 7 74 4//5 5 59 9

WEATHER UNDERGROUND’S NATIONAL WEATHER Another wet and snowy day is anticipated across the Western US, while the East remains under mild weather conditions. A winter storm will continue moving onshore, pushing a cold front eastward with it. This system has obtained abundant moisture, and will continue triggering periods of heavy rain and heavy snow in the Sierra Nevadas. This system also pulls in cold air from the north, allowing for temperatures to remain in the 40s, with overnight lows dipping into the teens to near zero at the higher elevations. The region has seen heavy snow since Wednesday, thus, storm totals by Friday evening will range from 2 to 4 feet above 7,000 feet, and near 1 to 2 feet to 1,500 feet. Road and travel conditions will remain dangerous through the beginning of the weekend. Please take caution when driving and only use all wheel drive vehicles, as major highway closures are likely. Lower elevations of California will see another half to an inch of rain on Friday, with parts of southern California seeing well over an inch of rain. In the East, expect another mild weather day as a wide ridge of high pressure dominates. A weak front kicks up a few clouds with a chance for scattered showers as it moves through the Midwest, but significant rainfall is not anticipated. The North will see highs near 40, while the South will remain in the mid-70s.

Kari Kiefer Wunderground Meteorologist

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a am m mii Miami M iia 79//6 64 79/64 6 4


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