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Who should rule the Yadkin?

Water fight: Built to produce power to smelt aluminum, four dams and two generating stations along the Yadkin chain are now caught in a debate about whether the public or the company should control the river’s resources.

Private versus public at center of conflict First in a two-part series. ny now sells the electricity BY KARISSA MINN the dams generate to utility companies for profit. “The water used to benes the Yadkin River refit the public good in this gion better off with or region — now it’s not,” said without Alcoa? Stanly County Manager As Alcoa Power GenerAndy Lucas. “The profits ating Inc. makes its case in are used to subsidize and court and to the public, a bolster up Alcoa’s enternew group has started prise in other states and meeting that, in theory, countries. We should use could one day take over the our natural resources to project for the state. generate wealth here in Alcoa has applied for a this region.” new license to operate the In March 2009, N.C. Sen. four-dam, 38-mile project Fletcher Hartsell introfrom the Federal Energy duced legislation to estabRegulatory Commission lish a public trust to take (FERC). ownership of the dams. The Several of the members bill passed the state Senate of the new Uwharrie Rebut died in the House. gional Resources CommisLast sion have been vocal in year, antheir opposition to a new liother piece cense for Alcoa and supof legislaport for a state-controlled tion creatTalk of new job- ing the project. creating The state statute estabUwharrie industry brings lishing the Uwharrie Rehope to Badin. Regional gional Resources CommisResources sion doesn’t mention Alcoa Commisor the Yadkin Hydroelecsion passed both houses of tric Project, but the new the General Assembly. commission has the power Before the project could to enter into contracts and wind up in state hands, own land. though, it would need to be Nearly three years have recaptured by FERC. This passed since Alcoa’s 50process would require a year license expired in Congressional vote and April 2008. It has operated payment to Alcoa for its net the project under tempoinvestment value, which rary one-year licenses was estimated in 2006 to be since then as it faces legal $24 million plus severance challenges. damages. The company hopes to Alcoa officials say this gain another 30- to 50-year has never been done belicense, but those working fore, and it is highly unlikeagainst relicensing have ly to be done in this case other ideas. because FERC already has decided against recapture. Recapture process North Carolina could acWhen the Badin Works quire the project through plant shut down in 2002, the process of eminent domore than 300 jobs were main, but it would have to lost. But the four dams compensate Alcoa at full along the Yadkin River market value — estimated kept working, converting in 2006 to be more than the water flow into electric- $130 million. ity no longer needed for Hartsell said he thinks aluminum smelting. this won’t be necessary. If Alcoa still owns those Alcoa loses its appeal to redams, along with rights to gain a revoked water qualiuse the water that churns See ALCOA, 6A through them. The compa-


Looking toward Lake Tillery, top photo, from the top of the Falls Dam on the Yadkin River.

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Four tubes, called penstocks, direct the water to the power house at the Narrows Dam. The dam was built in 1917 to supply power to the aluminum smelting plant located nearby in the Town of Badin.


Questions remain about threat of contamination BY KARISSA MINN

Stanly County Commissioner Tony Dennis says he remembers how his father, who worked as a contractor with Alcoa, would drive up Falls Hill to the Old Brick Landfill in Badin where Al-

coa dumped waste materials from power generation. “That stuff was hauled all over the area,” Dennis said. “It could be anywhere in this county, and they’re not going to look into it.” By 2008, Alcoa acknowleged to the state it had found contaminated seepage at the

brick landfill dump site and another at its Badin Works plant. Cathy Akroyd, public information officer with the North Carolina Division of Waste Management, said Alcoa has had problems at the Badin site with PCBs and tricholoroethlyene (TCE). It

also has caused cyanide, arsenic and fluoride contamination from the production of aluminum. Kevin Anton, chief sustainability officer with Alcoa, said the company has taken measures to fix many of


Woman was at forefront of change in race relations Nurse Corps opened doors

BY WARREN FLEMING For the Salisbury Post

elaine Tabor was born in Iredell County to the late Robert and Josie Tabor. Robert and Josie were blessed with six children. The family moved to Davie County in the early 1930s where they worked as sharecroppers until they moved to Rowan County to the community that is known as Hawkinstown. From humble beginnings, Delaine Tabor Fleming became the first African-American head operating room nurse at Rowan Memorial Hospital, now Rowan Regional Medical Center. She crossed many color lines in the 1940s and ’50s in Rowan County, The Tabor family started building homes on Tabor Drive. Many family members of the Tabor family still live


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here near the original homestead. At the early age of 9, Delaine knew she wanted to become a nurse, but she never dreamed that this would become a reality in such grandiose ways. After graduating with honors from the Davie County schools, Delaine began her nurse’s training at Good Sheppard Health Clinic in Cooleemee, where her mother was employed as a domestic worker.

World War II arrives While in high school, Delaine took an interest in the country’s involvement in World War II, particularly the

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Cadet Nurse Program. She believed that working at the clinic would help her gain the skills she needed to become a nurse. Under the tutelage of Margaret Green, a registered nurse and the supervisor of the health clinic, Delaine learned the techniques of sterilizing needles and syringes and preparing bandages for wounds. Delaine added this medical training to what her mother had taught her about the importance of cleanliness as it related to nutrition and disease prevention. This

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African-American Breakfast is Friday Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., will host its 18th Annual African-American History Breakfast on Friday, beginning at 8:30 a.m., at the Center. The cost is $6 per person at the door, with advance reservations required. Call 704-216-7714 by noon Monday to make a reservation. The event is open to any interested adult. The program speaker will be Rev. Dr. Sheldon Shipman, pastor of Greenville Memorial AME Zion Church

in Charlotte. Dr. Shipman is a graduate of University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury. A full buffet breakfast will be provided. In addition to the speaker, there will be celebratory music. Sponsors for the event include Robbie Davis, Hairston Funeral Home, the J.P. Johnson Memorial Society, the Sedgefield Acres Homeowners Association and White’s Barber and Beauty Salon.

State trying to get tourists down on the farm CARTHAGE (AP) — North Carolina is boosting business down on the farm by drawing tourists to the fields and livestock pens where few people work. The Agritourism Networking Association met Saturday near Carthage to talk about how to encourage rural tourism. The idea is to draw paying tourists to the country for hay rides, barnyard animals, corn mazes, bird watching, pumpkin patches and flower

picking. Other farms still grow food and add profits by running roadside produce stands or opening the fields for pick-your-own fruits and vegetables. Workshops held Saturday focused on marketing to people interested in buying local food and successful farm shops and stores. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler says agritourism benefits farm families and local economies.

Uncle shot niece after fearing break-in WHITTIER (AP) — Police in western North Carolina are investigating a fatal shooting they believe took place when a man shot his niece after thinking an intruder was breaking into his home. Jackson County sheriffs said that Hannah Kathryn Frey entered her uncle’s home before the 24-year-old was shot. Police said James

Dennis Eller, 49, called 911 after the shooting. Authorities said in a statement that Eller believed someone was breaking into his home in Whittier early Friday morning. Authorities were investigating the shooting and did not immediately comment to the Asheville Citizen-Times about the possibility of charges.

130-plus wildfires burn thousands of acres EDNEYVILLE (AP) — A wildfire burning near Chimney Rock has scorched more than 1,400 acres and could get more intense with the warm, windy weather forecast. State Forestry Service spokesman Brian Haines told WRAL-TV in Raleigh that about 130 fires were being fought across the state Saturday. Most of those were small fires that had been con-



tained. But about 20 fires on 3,000 acres were still not contained. Among those not contained was the Jones Gap fire that started Feb. 12. About $316,000 in damage has been done in the area and about 160 firefighters are battling the blaze. Haines says burning has not been banned, but that it is strongly discouraged.

Senior services could join Senior Center BY KARISSA MINN

County commissioners will discuss Monday whether or not to make the senior services department a part of RuftyHolmes Senior Center. The meeting of the Rowan County Board of Commissioners will be held at 6 p.m. Monday on the second floor of the J. Newton Cohen Sr. Rowan County Administration Building. Since the retirement of Director Clyde Fahnestock in November, county staff has been studying ways to reorganize the senior services department. Commissioners voted at a meeting in December to name a current employee as transportation director, which was one of Fahnestock’s responsibilities, and create a new department for Rowan Transit Services. At Wednesday’s planning retreat, County Manager Gary Page recommended that commissioners move the rest of the department under the umbrella of Rufty-Holmes. County employees working for senior services would become employees of the nonprofit and no longer receive county

benefits. They wouldn’t have to move to another location, because senior services currently operates out of the RuftyHolmes building. Rowan County still would be responsible for providing matching grant funds to the organization and could not cut its current appropriation. Page said this move could save the county more than $100,000 per year, but some commissioners balked at a condition from Rufty-Holmes that its employees be included in the county health insurance plan. County Commissioners Carl Ford and Jim Sides said Wednesday they might prefer moving senior services under the Department of Social Services instead. In other news, the board will consider approval Monday of a declaration of official intent to reimburse expenditures for the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Bond. Before it takes action, Page said, the board will need to decide whether it plans to levy the voter-approved property tax to fund it all at once or in stages. Also at the meeting, commissioners plan to: • Hold public hearings for the fiscal

year 2012 Community Transportation Grant and the HOME Action Plan. A nonprofit group called RHA Health Services proposed last year that the county spend some HOME money to build a homeless veterans’ group home called Liberty Square. County Planning Director Ed Muire, though, is recommending the grant funding should all be used for housing rehabilitation. • Hold a public hearing for amendments to the county’s farmland preservation ordinance. • Hold a quasi-judicial hearing for a special use permit for Orica USA Inc. The company wants to construct a 5,922 square-foot expansion to an existing vehicle maintenance and fabrication building at 2075 High Rock Road in Gold Hill. • Consider a letter of support for the East Rowan Diamond Sports Project to build a new park off Oddie Road. • Meet in closed session about a real property purchase related to the Kannapolis Intimidators stadium. Contact reporter Karissa Minn at 704797-4222.

NC cotton farmers ramping up production ENFIELD (AP) — Farmers in North Carolina are expected to plant more cotton this year because global demand is up, supply is down and it could earn more than some other crops. State Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler told WRAL-TV in Raleigh that there could be as much as a 20 percent increase in the number of acres of cotton harvested in North Carolina this year. That follows harvests of 540,000 acres last year and only 370,000 the year before. “We expect a pretty large increase in cotton acreage in North Carolina because of the attractiveness of the price and the potential profit margin out there,” he said. Cotton has jumped to a 150year-high, hitting $1.90 per pound earlier this month. That’s more than double the price a year ago. Cotton prices began soaring in August 2010 after bad weather cut harvests in major producing countries including China, the U.S., Pakistan and

Australia. Restrictions on exports from India, the world’s second-largest cotton exporter behind China, have also produced cotton shortages. On top of that, worldwide demand for cotton has risen as the global economy has improved. In fact, the cost of clothing climbed 1 percent in January as companies sought to offset the rising price of cotton. The National Cotton Council of America believes U.S. acreage planted this year will increase about 14 percent but that supplies will remain short. In the Southeast market, compared with a year ago, the price of a pound of cotton has risen more than $1. North Carolina farmers produced 970,000 bales of cotton last year, which was 27 percent more than in 2009. Right now, data shows that a farmer could gross about three times more with cotton than with soybeans per acre. But cotton can be risky because of planting and harvesting costs and because sales


nurse Green and her mother. They warned Delaine about the “less than accepting” attitudes of corporations and government agencies toward women and African-Americans who wanted to break into the work force.


North Carolina farmers may increase the number of acres for cotton production by 20 percent this year. prices are set before planting, which can lead to lost gains. “It’s about what kind of yield can you get with cotton versus corn or soybeans,” Troxler said. “The farmers are taking a sharp pencil and determining, what is my best opportunity to make a profit and where the least amount of risk is going to be.”

In Halifax County, farmer Jerry Hamill is weighing how much land to use on cotton and take from his soybean, peanut and corn crops. Hamill said he’ll be using more for cotton this year. “I don’t think anybody knows where it’s going to go, but the demand is great,” he said.

Group wants to raise prison age for teens New York automatically prosecute 16- and 17-yearolds as if they were adults. Ten states treat offenders under 17 as juveniles, and the remaining 38 states set the juvenile age at under 18. Supporters say keeping more 16- and 17-year-olds out of prison would keep them from being hardened by the experience, making it less likely they will commit more crimes and helping to protect potential victims.

Coast Guard advises of coastal dredging WILMINGTON (AP) — The Coast Guard is warning mariners that there will be dredging on the Cape Fear River for the next two months. The dredging is taking place in the vicinity of the upper and lower Brunswick reaches and the upper Big Island reaches, between green marker buoys 51 and 59. It continues through April 30. Dredge materials will be disposed of offshore in the

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fROM 1A became the foundation on which she built a legacy of excellence in the medical field. In the mid-1940s, the impact of World War II was being felt — specifically the shortage of nurses. The need for registered nurses under the Cadet Program was recognized. One summer day in 1947, Delaine requested a meeting between her mother and Margaret Green, the registered nurse. The purpose was to ask for help to apply for the cadet program. Despite the risks associated with promoting AfricanAmerican women at that time, nurse Green’s belief in the dedication and commitment and skills Delaine demonstrated convinced her to support Delaine. Green contacted a friend who was the director of the Cadet Nurse Program at Community Hospital in Wilmington and submitted Delaine’s application for approval. After two months, Delaine heard from the Cadet Nurse Program in Wilmington. She had been accepted. Delaine attended and graduated with honors from this program. She was then eligible to take the North Carolina State Board of Nursing examination. After returning home to Tabor Drive, Delaine was reacquainted with her high school friends, family and the Salisbury community. They were all proud of her accomplishments. Delaine’s final accomplishment to become a certified registered nurse was on hold because she was waiting to find out the results of the State Board examinations. While she was waiting, she accepted a temporary job at Rowan Memorial Hospital and the Woodson Foundation at the Boxwood Farm on U.S. 601 in Davie County. As Delaine reflects on her life, she remembers the segregation era and the many conversations she had with

Facing discrimination Many agencies in the South didn’t hire AfricanAmericans or women because of residual feelings and practices from the Civil War. Delaine didn’t let these obstacles stop her. She began a job at Rowan Memorial Hospital. Although it was segregated in terms of patient care, the doctor’s laboratory and X-ray departments were not. Delaine remembers how supportive her white coworkers, nurses and doctors were. This made her job easier. Finally, Delaine received notification that she passed the N.C. State Board examination. Delaine’s mother, Josie, and her mentor, Margaret Green, rejoiced in a dream come true. In 1950, Delaine married her childhood sweetheart, Everett Fleming. After many years, the marriage ended in divorce. During the marriage, Delaine achieved much in her career. She graduated from Community Hospital in Raleigh and from North Carolina Central University in Durham. She completed the U.A. NHCU Supervisor Course at the University of New Hampshire in New Orleans. Then Delaine became the first African-American to become head nurse in the operating room at Rowan Memorial Hospital, serving from 1949-55. She also worked as the supervisor in the operating room at Kate Bidding Memorial in WinstonSalem. Delaine was a college nurse at Livingstone College in Salisbury and head nurse in the clinic, operating room and psychiatry department

at the VA Medical Center here. She also served as the head nurse in the operating room at the VA hospital in Asheville. In addition to her work as a nurse, she served on the legislative committee for District 6 in Rowan County. A lifelong member of Chi Eta Phi National Nurses Sorority, she was also the cofounder Today, Delaine lives in the Hawkinstown community. She attributes her success to her mother, her mentor, her staff at Rowan Memorial Hospital in Salisbury and the VA hospital in Asheville and to Margaret C. Woodson of the Woodson Foundation, who encouraged her to follow her dreams. When asked what her greatest deed was as a nurse, Delaine said, “It was the care I was able to provide for my mother until she died.” There are hundreds of documented stories about these extraordinary women from the Nursing Cadet Program and Delaine will always stand out as one of the great nurses and female representatives of Rowan and Davie counties in North Carolina.

NURSE fROM 1A part of the Public Health Service Department. Women from 17 to 35 years of age who were high school graduates were eligible to enroll as cadet nurses. The candidates who qualified received subsidized educations and a monthly stipend for personal expenses while they learned and served. The program consisted of 30 months of study in which a cadet would progress from “pre-cadet” to “junior cadet.” During their final months of training they would become “senior cadets.” Upon completion of their training, the cadet nurses were expected to serve in government and civilian installations as needed. World War II stories that passed down from generations captured the accomplishments of WWII veterans.

Warren Knox Fleming is Delaine’s nephew and originally from Cooleemee. He now lives in Maryland and is president and CEO of Quality Solution Technologies Inc.

Public Announcement There will be a joint meeting of the Advisory Committee for Better Housing and Neighborhood Stabilization and the Neighborhood Leaders Alliance Thursday, February 24, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber at Salisbury City Hall, 217 South Main Street, Salisbury, NC. The purpose of this forum will be to present preliminary findings of the Advisory Committee and to receive public input. Diana Moghrabi Salisbury Community Planning Services 217 S. Main St. PO Box 479, Salisbury, NC 28145 704-638-5240


WILSON (AP) — A group that wants the law to treat older teens like children held a community forum hoping to build support to change the statutes. Action for Children North Carolina hosted the forum on Saturday in Wilson. Speakers talked about how best to steer youth away from crime and the effects of sending 16and 17-year-olds to adult prisons. Only North Carolina and




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Finding landmarks, attractions, parking will be easier with new signs Consultant unveils designs at Salisbury City Council’s planning retreat BY EMILY FORD

Replacing a hodgepodge of 80 directional signs with about 39 larger wayfinding signs will better direct visitors to landmarks, attractions and most importantly, parking, officials say. Wayfinding signs help tourists and even local residents find their way to museums, theaters and shopping and dining districts. “They encourage the traveler to go deeper into your town, not just spend time on hamburger road but spend time in town,” said Buzz Bizelle, a consultant who unveiled preliminary designs to City Council during a planning retreat.

The sign project falls under the city’s new tourism organization, know as the Salisbury Cultural and Tourism Development Authority. Early estimates total about $129,000 for production and installation of the signs, which visitors will pay for through the city’s 3 percent occupancy tax on hotel rooms. The signs should appear this summer over the course of about four weeks. “People will instantly recognize the impact,” said City Planner Joe Morris, city staff liaison to the tourism development authority. Each sign will feature a photo, three or four destinations and the city’s “S” logo wrapped around a decorative pole similar to a lamppost.

Wayfinding signs encourage travelers to venture deeper into town and spend time there.

City and tourism officials have decided which destinations to list based in large part on what N.C. Department of Transportation guidelines will allow, Morris said. Commercial applications are prohibited, so a single

restaurant will not appear on a sign. However, the signs can direct people to cultural destinations like Salisbury’s entertainment district, which includes restaurants, he said. The Meroney Theatre, Rail-

walk arts district, Salisbury Depot and other facilities such as the Rowan Public Library and City Hall will appear on signs. But most importantly, Morris said, the signs will direct people to parking for these attractions and landmarks. Salisbury will avoid a com-

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mon mistake of wayfinding signs, which often send motorists to a monument or museum instead of sending them to parking, Bizelle said. “The signs take you to the memorial, but there’s nowhere to park,” he said. “We have to


Grass fires continue to plague county BY MARK WINEKA


Arielle McCree, a student volunteer from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, applies nail polish to the hand of Sandy Wilkerson at Christ United Methodist Church’s Relay for Life event Saturday.

Females flock to fundraiser for pampering BY MARK WINEKA


omen lost themselves Saturday at Christ United Methodist Church.

They left their cars with a valet outside the church’s new Family Life Center and entered a world of manicure, massage, music, mood and menu. Donna Willis, Ruth Sides and Mary Jane Pinkston — team captains for the annual event to raise money toward Relay for Life — said women deserve the pampering. “It’s a full-service day,” Sides said. Women often work, then come home to take care of a household and children. When cancer strikes a family member, they also become a chief caregiver. They should receive at least three hours out of the year to be waited on, literally hand and foot, the captains said. “You can’t get this kind of food and this kind of treatment anywhere,” Pinkston added. Over their three-hour stay, women participants who paid $35 per ticket, received a manicure, chair massage, foot spa, paraffin wax treatment on their hands and feet and homemade food to die for. “We have (banana) punch that will make you change your mind,” said Kim Miller, who headed up the kitchen effort. Indeed, the punch was mind-bending. Aspects of the whole experience were not unlike going back to the late 1960s, with the subdued lighting, soft music, burning can-


Left, Haley King, right, places Marilyn Crowell’s foot into a plastic wrap after Crowell had soaked it in warm wax. Sitting next to Crowell is her daughter, Natalie Ervin. Helping King is Toni House. Below, the Christ United Methodist kitchen crew, including Kim Miller, Susan Livengood, Jean Pinkston, Doris Hilliard and Betty Pennell, prepares homemade food for the Relay for Life event.

Grass and brush fires continued to keep fire departments busy Saturday across Rowan County. The fires were fueled by dry and windy conditions on a day when temperatures again reached toward the 70s. Jason Walker, assistant county ranger for the N.C. Forest Service, said the mix of low humidity, high winds and no significant rainfall in at least two weeks has created perfect conditions for the kinds of quickly spreading fires county departments dealt with Saturday. “It’s very, very dry,” Walker said, noting that the county ranger remained in Surry County Saturday helping to fight a 750-acre forest fire. The National Weather Service had a “red flag warning” in effect for Rowan and much of the Piedmont until 9 p.m. Saturday, with winds gusting up to 25 mph here. Conditions were favorable, the National Weather Service said, for the rapid spread of wildfires. No rain is in the Rowan County forecast until a chance of showers early Tuesday morning, but less than a tenth of an inch is expected then, and the chance of any rain is only about 30 percent. Highs of 60 on Sunday and 72 on Monday are forecast for this region. Just after 1 p.m. Saturday, Rockwell Rural Fire Department responded to a grass fire off Rowland Lane that was spreading toward mobile homes in Walker’s Mobile Home Park off U.S. 52. Rockwell Rural Chief Allen Cress said fire eventually covered about 4 acres. He nodded toward the burnt turf next to Janis Drive showing that fire got to within about 20 feet of one trailer. “It was stopped real quick,” Cress said, crediting the work of his department and firefighters from Rockwell City, Granite Quarry, Faith and Union stations. “It’s just scorched earth so far,” Cress said. His men stayed on the scene until 2:18 p.m. Rockwell Rural already had reported to another brush fire in the morning off Kluttz Road. Several departments, including South Salisbury, Locke, Bostian Heights and Granite


Will tax breaks be enough to lure distribution center to Cabarrus? Staff report

The Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners will consider tax breaks Monday for a company that could build an $11.8 million distribution center and create 66 jobs in Kannapolis. Atlanta-based S.P. Richards Co. would be the first occupant in the industrial and office portion of the Afton Ridge development at the southern end of Kannapolis. The Kannapolis City Council approved incentives for the company on Feb. 14. City Manager Mike Legg said the company is looking at other potential sites and that “an incentive grant, probably in this case, plays a key role.” Under the terms of the county incentive agreement, S.P. Richards would get back 85 percent of property taxes paid during its first three years of business, or nearly $187,000 to-


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Accounting Boot Camp The N.C. Center for Nonprofits will offer its “Accounting Boot Camp” from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Catawba College Center for the Environment. The workshop is free to all nonprofits in Rowan County. Sponsored by The Blanche & Julian Robertson Family Foundation, the “Accounting Boot Camp” workshop is an introduction to nonprofit accounting and covers basic budgeting concepts, the Form 990, and chart of accounts. The workshop will be conducted by CPAs who specialize in nonprofit accounting: Karen Stanley from Langdon & Company in Garner and Deetra Watson from Blackman & Sloop, CPAs in Chapel Hill. Registration is required and can be found at For questions or additional information, contact Rachel Aiken, 919-790-1555, ext. 100.

State asked to probe shooting death of firefighter SWANSBORO (AP) — North Carolina state police are investigating the role of an off-duty police officer in the shooting death of a Havelock Fire and Rescue firefighter. Swansboro Police Chief Ed Parrish told The Daily News of Jacksonville that 27-yearold Austin James Zundel died Thursday after being shot four times. Media outlets said he was a native of Marion, Iowa. Onslow County prosecutor Ernie Lee said he asked the State Bureau of Investigation to look into the role of 44-yearold Adam Stock in the shooting. Stock is a reserve deputy and a civilian police officer at Camp Lejeune. No one has been charged in the shooting. SBI spokeswoman Noelle Tally said the results of the agency’s investigation would be turned over to prosecutors. Sheriff Ed Brown said he would not comment until the investigation is complete.

NC federal prison worker pleads in heroin scheme BUTNER (AP) — An employee of the federal prison in Butner has pleaded guilty to a drug charge after authorities accused him of asking an inmate to help him get heroin. Nathan Prady is to be sentenced in May, according to The Daily Dispatch of Henderson. The 32-year-old Creedmoor resident faces up to four decades behind bars after pleading guilty Thursday to drug trafficking. U.S. Attorney George Holding said Prady was caught in a sting that is part of a wider probe at the prison. He said authorities believe Prady intended to smuggle the heroin into the prison.

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COOLEEMEE — Linda Faye Leazer, age 69, of Hobson Drive, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Born in Davie County on Sept. 27, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Louie Vestal and Luna Kimmer Myers. She was a homemaker and a member of Liberty United Methodist Church. She is survived by three sons, Michael Lee (Diane) Leazer of Rockwell, Bradley Shane (Shelly) Leazer and Chad Lacey (Melissa) Leazer, all of Mocksville; two brothers, Harold Wayne (Rachel) Myers of Salisbury and Louie Hayden (Patty) Myers of Mocksville; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Service: A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Davie Funeral Service Chapel in Mocksville with Rev. Franklin Myers officiating. Visitation: The family will receive friends on Monday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Davie Funeral Service to help with the funeral expenses. Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville is serving the Leazer family. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

SALISBURY — Marian Juanita Kerns Hargrave, age 80, of Partee St., passed away Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Born Jan. 23, 1931, in Rowan County, she was a daughter of the late Willie Lee Rankin and Margaret Taggart Loftin of Salisbury. A graduate of J.C. Price High School, she was a retired domestic worker. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Everett LeGrande Kerns; and a brother, Guy L. Loftin, Jr. Survivors include her children, sons, Scott J. (Patrician) Kerns of Austell, Ga., Ivan Ricardo (Catherine) Kerns of Anchorage, Alaska, William W. (Frances) Glenn of Salisbury; daughters, Sheryl E. (John) Kerns of Salisbury and Curley D. Kerns of Duluth, Ga.; step-daughters, Pearl (Arthur) Clawson of Salisbury, Renee Hunt of Salisbury; brothers, Robert (Barbara) Loftin of Asbury, N.J. and William Cowan of Salisbury; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends. Service: Private Memorial Service on Monday at A.R. Kelsey Memorial Chapel of Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home, Inc. Burial will follow at Rowan Memorial Park with Rev. Paul Jones, Minister. Visitation: Visitation will take place after Memorial Service at the Home of Mrs. Hargrave on Partee St. Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home, Inc. is serving the Robert L. McCrary, Sr. family. Online condolences SALISBURY — Robert Lee may be made at www.nobleMcCrary, Sr., age 41, of bury, passed away Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. Vera Mae Smith Lail Born Nov. ROCKWELL — Vera Mae 27, 1969, in Smith Lail, age 90 of RockRowan Coun- well, passed away on Saturty, he was the day, Feb. 19, 2011, at Rowan son of the late Regional Medical Center, SalJoyce Barns isbury. McCrary and Vera was born Oct. 13, William Mc- 1920, in Pageland, S.C., she Crary and was the daughter of the late step-son of Shirley McCrary. Cecil Tom Smith and Nellie He attended schools in Melton Smith. Rowan County and was a selfVera was a graduate of employed painter. Pageland High School, PagePreceding him in death land, S.C., a member of Cenwas a son, Robert Lee Mc- tral Baptist Church, KannapoCrary, Jr., who died Jan. 16, lis and attended the Lower 1993; brothers, William Mc- Stone Meal Site. She loved her Crary, Sr., who died in 1992, family and loved to work in Rodney McCrary and Ronnie the garden. McCrary; and sister, Lynn In addition to her parents, Hart. Vera was also preceded in Survivors include his wife, death by her husband, Walter Angela Reigh McCrary; sons, Eugene Lail on Dec. 19, 2004; Jeffrey McCrary and Chris brother, Hubert Smith; and a Lee McCrary; daughters, Jen- sister, Lexie Varnadore. nifer Carter (Chad) and JessiSurvivors include a son, ca Reid, all of Salisbury; Wayne Lail and wife, Gaye of brother, Scottie McCrary; sis- Rockwell; daughter, Barbara ter, Marsha “Doodle” Travis L. Leonard of Kannapolis; and her children, Tonya and brothers, Otis Lee Smith of Michael Travis; five grand- Mich. and Frank Smith of children, Dylan Trembley, Fort Mill, S.C.; sisters, Narie Dalton Trembley, Jakob Weaver of Fort Mill, S.C., Mullins, Austyn Trembley Nelzie Wallace of Tayand Keyana Trembley. lorsville, Velma Boatwright of Visitation and Service: Waxhaw, Carolyn Blackwell Visitation will be from 1:30- of Gaston, S.C. and Georgie 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Serell of Ga., six grandchilLyerly Funeral Home. dren; and seven great-grandMemorial Service will begin children. at 3 p.m. in the James C. LyerVisitation: 1-2 p.m. Monly Chapel, with the Rev. day, Feb. 21, at Powles FunerNathan Klutz officiating. At al Home, Rockwell. other times the family will be Service: Graveside Serat the home of Shirley Mc- vices at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Crary. Feb. 21, at Carolina Memorial Memorials: In lieu of flow- Park, Kannapolis, conducted ers, memorials may be made by Dr. Benny L. Vickrey, Sr., to Lyerly Funeral Home, P.O. pastor of Victory Baptist Box 279, Salisbury, NC 28145 Church, Thomasville. to help with funeral expenses. Powles Funeral Home of Lyerly Funeral Home is Rockwell is assisting the Lail serving the McCrary family. family. Online condolences Online condolences may be may be made to www.powlesmade at www.lyerlyfuneral-

Emmette Thompson Jr. SALISBURY — Emmette Gray Thompson Jr., of Salisbury, passed away Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at Magnolia Gardens in Spencer. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Summersett Funeral Home is assisting the Thompson family.

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Billy Thomas Beck CONCORD — Billy Thomas Beck, age 76, of Concord, died peacefully in his sleep from causes related to Parkinson's disease and Lewy Body Dementia on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at the Oaks at Town Center in Harrisburg. Born Aug. 22, 1934, in Lexington, he was the son of Mae Hedrick Beck of Lexington and the late Ivey Thomas Beck. He was graduate of Davis Townsen High School, Lexington and Catawba College. A veteran of the United States Army's 82nd Airborne Artillery during the Korean War; he later served as a Captain of the United States Army Reserve in Salisbury. Mr. Beck began his career with Cannon Mills Company in 1960, and served as manager of Cannon Mills, Inc. He later became Corporate Secretary for Cannon Mills Company and assumed the duties as Administrative Assistant to the CEO and President. He retired in 2007 as Secretary/Treasurer of Propst Construction Company in Concord. He served on the Audit and Finance Committee and a member Trustee at Northeast Medical Center, Concord and served on the Finance and Building Committee for the Coltrane LIFE Center. Mr. Beck attended Central Concord United Methodist Church and the Lester D. Coltrane, Jr. Bible Class. Mr. Beck always put his family first. He was a loving and faithful husband, father, grandfather and was a loyal friend. He was preceded in death by his son, Christopher Thomas Beck on Dec. 26, 1977. In addition to his mother, those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 50 years, Margaret Anne Caldwell Beck, whom he married Aug. 28, 1960; children, Gregory Scott Beck and wife, Charlotte of Mooresville and Deborah Anne Bayes and husband, Troy of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; grandchildren, Hunter Thomas Beck, Samuel Cole Beck and Lauren Anne Bayes; sisters, Emma Jean Walton and husband, Bill of Winston-Salem and LaVerne Kepley of Lexington. Service: Funeral services will be conducted 2:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, at Central Concord United Methodist Church with the Rev. Andy Langford, Senior Minister officiating. Interment will follow at 4 p.m. Monday at Rowan Memorial Park with Military Graveside Rites conducted by the Rowan County Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation: The family will receive friends from 1-2:30 p.m. Monday in the Parlor at Central Concord United Methodist Church. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Coltrane LIFE Center, Inc., 321 Corban Ave., SE, Concord, NC 28025 or Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Oaks of Town Center for the excellent and incredible care and support over the years. Summersett Funeral Home of Salisbury is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

KANNAPOLIS — Dollie William Haynes, age 91, of Furman Court, passed away Friday afternoon, February 18, 2011, at his residence, following a period of declining health. Born Sept. 12, 1919, in North Wilkesboro, he was a son of the late John and Julia Lane Haynes. Educated in the Wilkes County Schools, Mr. Haynes retired from Cannon Mills after more than 40 years of service and was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church in Landis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Lane Wiley Haynes on March 8, 2002; and grandsons, Michael Short on May 10, 2008, and Richard Haynes on May 27, 2002. Family members include his wife, Almer Callie Stewart Haynes; his son, Larry Stewart Haynes of Salisbury; daughters, Nancy St. John of Rockwell and Rose Blake of Kannapolis; 11 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Visitation: The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 7-9 p.m. at LinnHoneycutt Funeral Home in China Grove. Service and Burial: Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at First Free Will Baptist Church, 414 Upright Street in Landis, NC., conducted by the Revs. Allen Merrington and Weldon Key, Pastors. Burial will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park. Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove is serving the Haynes Family. Online condolences may be made at

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Janet Elaine Worth SALISBURY — Janet Elaine Worth, age 39, of 628 West Bank St., Salisbury, passed away Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte. Born Dec. 23, 1971, in Salisbury, she was a daughter to Margaret Worth Avery of home and the late James Edward Davis. She attended Salisbury High School. She was last employed at Brightmoor Nursing Center. Ms. Worth also attended Grateful Heart Ministries. Survivors include son, Claymore C. Jones, Jr. of the home; mother, Margaret Worth Avery of the home; sisters, Tashia Worth Miller (Gregg) and Phyllis Worth both of Salisbury; a fiancé, Copel Ellis of Salisbury; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, cousins and friends. Visitation and Service: Visitation will be Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 1:30 p.m. and funeral service at 2 p.m. at Grateful Heart Ministries, Granite Quarry, with Pastor Johnny Morgan, officiating. Burial will be in Byers Cemetery, East Spencer. Services are entrusted to Hairston Funeral Home, Inc. Online condolences may be made at

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ALCOA FROM 1a ty certification, that gives FERC a reason to recapture the license.

Public benefit Stanly County Commissioner Tony Dennis, chair of the Uwharrie Commission, said the water belongs to the people, and the people should benefit from it. “They’re not giving any jobs,” Dennis said. “Our people are getting nothing out of this — absolutely zero, and it’s our natural resource.” Alcoa has framed the debate in terms of property rights, saying it owns the dams and the surrounding land, so as long as it abides by the terms of its license, it has the right to continue operating the project. Dennis and Lucas say Alcoa’s license has not only expired, but it broke promises it made to receive it, including maintaining 900 jobs at the Badin Plant. According to Alcoa, that specific obligation doesn’t exist in the license. They are required under law to provide a “public benefit,” JON C. LAKEY/SaLISBURY POST which the company says it The Falls Dam holds back the water filling Falls Reservoir near does through land donation, the town of Badin. grants from its foundation and community programs. Alcoa also has begun efthey technically don’t have Sides. “I think Alcoa needs to forts to renovate and redeto,” he said. continue to run it.” velop the Badin Works site As long as Alcoa operates in an effort to sell it to busiunder the terms of the old li- Ongoing opposition Stanly County and Yadkin nesses that would bring jobs cense, though, that could Riverkeeper Inc. have both back. change. filed suit against the North Alcoa’s dams can generThe company also has ate up to 217 megawatts, said that upon relicensing, it Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Rewith an average over the will reduce generation dursources, claiming it should past five years of 100 ing a drought to preserve not have issued Alcoa a 401 megawatts, said company reservoir water levels, as Water Quality Certification representative Mike Belwell as make its shoreline wood. management plan more flex- in May 2009. The groups say Alcoa has In 2006, the company reible regarding pier construcpolluted the water and hasn’t ported $41 million in revtion. done enough to remediate its enues from selling that powThroughout the project er to utility companies, area, Alcoa has agreed to do- damage. The certification, which is which resulted in $28 million nate or sell more than 6,000 required for relicensing, in profit after expenses. acres — roughly 40 percent was revoked by the state DiHartsell, Dennis, Lucas and of Alcoa’s land in the region vision of Water Quality last others argue that this money — for recreation, game could be serving the public. lands or conservation. It also year in December. The state But the has pledged agency says company ecompany to spend $1 mails show Alcoa purposely misrepresented its ability to says capital million on comply with dissolved oxyimprovedevelopgen standards. ments to ment and Alcoa has appealed the the project mainterevocation, saying the ewill cost nance of more than recreation- mails were taken out of con$100 million al facilities. text and no material information was withheld from — a burden Rowan the state. that would Vortexes are created next to Falls County Alcoa representative fall on the Dam when water is being used stands to Kevin Anton said he’s confistate if it was gain 63 to turn power-generating turbines. acres of land dent the state’s decision will given control be reversed — landing the of the dams. Alcoa will Some relicensing oppodonate to the Eagle Point Na- company back in court over the certification. nents say even if the price is ture Preserve, as well as a But even if Alcoa loses its high, the initial cost will be new public swim area. appeal, it doesn’t plan on givworth it in the long run. “We worked for years to ing up. “This is a true public get these benefits when the “If need be, we’ll reapply health concern here,” Lucas new license is issued,” Jones for a new 401 permit and said. “This is a true econom- said. “But as long as this continue to work on water ic concern here.” thing stays bogged down in quality,” Anton said. “This is controversy and litigation, Eager For Relicensing a long race, not a 100-yard we’re being deprived of all Others say several provi- that.” dash.” sions Alcoa has agreed to unA power company in The city of Salisbury did der its new license would not sign the relicensing agree- Tacoma, Wash., was granted make a positive impact on ment, saying Alcoa’s High short-term licenses for 24 the region. Rock Dam causes sediment consecutive years while its In May 2007, 23 stakebuildup that endangers the request for relicensing of holder groups and individuthe Cushman Hydroelectric city’s water infrastructure. als signed a Relicensing SetIn 2008, FERC issued an Project was challenged in tlement Agreement with Al- Environmental Impact State- court. coa, which was then submit- ment that recommended reliIn 1998, FERC issued to ted to FERC. censing. The statement direct- Tacoma Public Utilities a One of those groups is the ed Alcoa to develop a sedi- new 50-year license, which High Rock Lake Association, mentation and flood protec- was then disputed for anothwhich represents property tion plan to address Salis- er 12 years. owners and users of the The license was fully bury’s concerns. lake. Doug Paris, assistant city granted last July after a setLarry Jones, the associamanager, said Salisbury has tlement agreement was tion’s president, said the terms been working with Alcoa on reached with the nearby of that agreement would bene- that plan and does not have an Skokomish Indian Tribe. fit High Rock Lake, including People on both sides of official position on relicensdrawdown limits. the legal tug-of-war over the ing. “Everybody remembers “All of our energy has been Yadkin project say they when the lake was pulled down devoted to making sure that hope it doesn’t go on that 24 feet in the summer of 2002,” infrastructure is protected,” long, but they also say Jones said. “That was still they’re in it for the long Paris said. within their license terms.” Arnold Chamberlain, then- haul. Under the new license, In the meantime, the chairman of the Rowan CounAlcoa would not be able to ty Board of Commissioners, dams, lakes and river will draw down High Rock Lake was a signatory to the reli- stay in tension, caught bemore than 4 feet below full censing agreement in 2007 on tween sides straining with pond from April 1 through behalf of the board. Commis- all their might to call the Oct. 31. Jones said this helps sioners have not taken an of- project their own. maintain recreation on the ficial stance on the issue since Coming Monday: Talk of lake and slows bank erosion. then. “For the last couple of “I don’t think the state new job-creating industry years, Alcoa has voluntarily needs to be in the electric brings hope to Badin. Contact reporter Karissa gone along with observing business or the water businew protocols, even though ness,” said Commissioner Jim Minn at 704-797-4222.

The top of the Narrows Dam is 216 feet above Falls Reservoir below.


catfish and large mouth bass from the lake. It also advises others to eat those fish no more than once a week. Alcoa says there’s no way to prove where FROM 1a those PCBs came from. The EPA has connectthose issues and is working with federal and ed PCBs found in sediment to Alcoa, but it has state agencies to resolve a couple of remain- not required the company to remove contaming ones. inated soil, which is now buried under sever“We have taken a lot of steps over the years al feet of new sediment. — capping landfills, remediating areas, lining Naujoks said a study by Clemson Universtorm drains and removing impacted soils,” sity Professer John Rodgers proves that the Anton said. PCBs in contaminated fish must have come Akroyd said Alcoa is in compliance with from Alcoa. But the EPA has said it found “sigfederal and state hazardous waste regulations nificant problems” with the study’s data. under the Resource Conservation Recovery Naujoks is also concerned about cyanide Act. levels. His organization, Yadkin Riverkeeper “Environmental and human Inc., has issued a letter of inexposures have been content to sue Alcoa under the trolled,” she said. Federal Clean Water Act “for That doesn’t satisfy Dennis the company’s unlawful disor Yadkin Riverkeeper Dean charge of lethal contaminants Naujoks, who say only placing into Badin Lake from the covers on the landfills, withBadin Works facility.” out lining them, doesn’t keep The organization cites 15 them from contaminating violations by Alcoa of its NaDEAN NAUJOKS groundwater. tional Pollution Discharge Yadkin Riverkeeper Dennis said the county has Elimination permits from 1995 found unsafe levels of cyanide through 2010. and arsenic in several wells “Last year, there was a near the water south of the project, but the cyanide violation 265 percent over permit limstate Department of Health has not addressed its,” said Yadkin Riverkeeper Dean Naujoks. its concerns. Susan Massengale, public information ofHe said he has asked to collect samples and ficer with the North Carolina Division of Warun his own tests at the Badin site but was de- ter Quality, said the state has addressed each nied access. Alcoa also would not allow him to violation as they occurred. accompany their testers and use a portion of She said the large exceedence in February their samples. 2010 was caused by a blockage in one outfall “If they’re so lily white and clean, why not?” that caused discharge to overflow into anothhe asked. er with lower limits. Alcoa fixed the problem Alcoa representative Mike Belwood said he immediately, so the state didn’t impose a monwasn’t familiar with Dennis’ request but etary fine. knows people have talked with the company “It’s more important to bring the plant to about doing their own testing. compliance,” Massengale said. “If we see “The underlying question there is, are the there is a problem that is not being addressed, tests we have accurate?” Belwood said. “The that warrants a different action.” answer to that is absolutely. When we do testNaujoks said regulatory agencies aren’t ing, it is done by respected external compa- working hard enough to make sure Alcoa is nies with supervision and consulting with the held accountable for its actions. EPA.” “Our state agency has failed to protect waElevated levels of PCBs caused the state to ter quality and public health,” he said. “It’s not issue a fish consumption advisory for Badin all Alcoa’s fault.” Lake in February 2009. The advisory, which remains in effect, Contact reporter Karissa Minn at 704-797warns children and pregnant women not to eat 4222.


“Last year, there was a cyanide violation 265 percent over permit limits.”


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Of 50 billion Milky Way planets, 54 could possibly support life WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have estimated the first cosmic census of planets in our galaxy and the numbers are astronomical: at least 50 billion planets in the Milky Way. At least 500 million of those planets are in the not-too-hot, not-too-cold zone where life could exist. The numbers were extrapolated from the early results of NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler telescope. Kepler science chief William Borucki says scientists took the number of planets they found in the first year of searching a small part of the night sky and then made an estimate on how likely stars are to have planets. Kepler spots planets as they pass

between Earth and the star it orbits. So far Kepler has found 1,235 candidate planets, with 54 in the Goldilocks zone, where life could possibly exist. Kepler’s main mission is not to examine individual worlds, but give astronomers a sense of how many planets, especially potentially habitable ones, there are likely to be in our galaxy. They would use the one-four-hundredth of the night sky that Kepler is looking at and extrapolate from there. Borucki and colleagues figured one of two stars has planets and one of 200 stars has planets in the habitable zone, announcing these ratios Saturday at the American Asso-

ciation for the Advancement of Science annual conference in Washington. And that’s a minimum because these stars can have more than one planet and Kepler has yet to get a long enough glimpse to see planets that are further out from the star, like Earth, Borucki said. For example, if Kepler were 1,000 light years from Earth and looking at our sun and noticed Venus passing by, there’s only a one-in-eight chance that Earth would also be seen, astronomers said. To get the estimate for the total number of planets, scientists then took the frequency observed already and applied it to the number of stars in the Milky Way.

For many years scientists figured there were 100 billion stars in the Milky Way, but last year a Yale scientist figured the number was closer to 300 billion stars. Either way it shows that Carl Sagan was right when he talked of billions and billions of worlds, said retired NASA astronomer Steve Maran, who praised the research but wasn’t part of it. And that’s just our galaxy. Scientists figure there are 100 billion galaxies. Borucki said the new calculations lead to worlds of questions about life elsewhere in the cosmos. “The next question is why haven’t they visited us?” And the answer? “I don’t know,” Borucki said.

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the Milky Way galaxy as seen from australia. scientists have estimated the first cosmic census of planets in our galaxy and the numbers are astronomical: at least 500 million of those planets are in the zone where life could exist.

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Somali pirates hijack 4 Americans in yacht MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — An American couple who has sailed the world with a yacht full of Bibles was hijacked by Somali pirates, and the U.S. said Saturday it is assessing possible options. Pirates say the yacht will make landfall in Somalia today, which would reduce the chances of a fast rescue dramatically. A British sailing couple hijacked by pirates was held hostage in a stiflingly hot Somali region for more than a year. Pirates hijacked the yacht Quest on Friday, two days after a Somali pirate was sentenced to 33 years in prison by

a New York court for the 2009 hijacking of the Maersk Alabama. That case ended in a spectacular rescue when Navy sharpshooters killed two pirates holding the ship’s captain, Richard Phillips. The Quest is the home of Jean and Scott Adam, a couple from California who has been sailing around the world since December 2004, according to a website the Adams keep. Two other Americans were also believed to be on board. The pirates are unlikely to hurt the four Americans because they won’t win any ransom money if they do, said Graeme Gibbon-Brooks, the head of Dryad Maritime Intelligence. He argued that the pirates would be wise to abandon the yacht because the hijacking threatens their business model, which relies on ransoms from large shipping and insurance companies.

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Public Hearing Notice The Salisbury City Council will hold a public hearing at its regular 4:00 p.m. meeting on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 in the Council Chamber of City Hall, 217 South Main Street for the purpose of receiving public comments concerning the Salisbury Transit System’s proposed Community Transportation Grant Application. The Application is to be submitted to the North Carolina Department of Transportation for the operating period of July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012. The grant program provides assistance to coordinate the existing fixed route service for the general public, and ADA Paratransit service for disabled citizens in Salisbury and Rowan County. Service on the fixed route system is provided by a combination of thirty and thirty five foot buses on three fixed routes. Transportation for the functionally disabled that are unable to access fixed route vehicles is provided by wheelchair lifted-equipped vans. The total amount requested includes an estimate of $342,215 in federal and state funds for administrative and operating assistance, $232,995 in federal and state funds for capital assistance, $85,833 in federal and state funds for facility assistance, $208,000 from the State Maintenance Assistance Program and $208,000 in local matching funds. The final application may be inspected at the transit facility office located at 300 West Franklin Street from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Any member of the general public may request that a mass transit public forum be conducted at any time during the year. Written comments should be directed to Rodney L. Harrison, Transit Division Manager, P.O. Box 479, Salisbury, North Carolina 28145-0479. This is the 15th day of February 2011. CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SALISBURY, NORTH CAROLINA

El concilio de la Ciudad de Salisbury tendrá una reunión para el público el Jueves, 1 de Marzo del 2011 a las 4:00 p.m. en el Despacho del Concilio del Ayuntamiento (City Hall), 217 South Main Street con el propósito de recibir comentarios del público sobre el Sistema de Transito de Salisbury que ha puesto una aplicación de una beca para la Comunidad de Transportación. La aplicación será entregada al Departamento de Transportación de Carolina del Norte para el periodo de operación comenzando el 1 de Julio del 2011 hasta el 30 de Junio del 2012. Esta beca daría la asistencia para coordinar la ruta que existe para el público en general y el servicio para las personas incapacitadas en la Ciudad de Salisbury y el Condado de Rowan. El servicio es dado con la combinación de autobuses de treinta y treinta y cinco pies en una ruta designada. Transportación para las personas incapacitadas tienen la ayuda de una camioneta que tiene lo necesario para levantar una silla de ruedas. El total estimado que fue solicitado de los fondos federales es $342,215 para la asistencia de administración y operación, $232,995 de los fondos del Estado y Federal para la asistencia de capital, $85,833 de los fondos del Estado y Federal para el mantenimiento del edificio, $208,000 de la asistencia del Estado para el mantenimiento del Programa y $208,000 de los fondos locales. La aplicación puede ser repasada en la oficina de transito en la 300 de West Franklin Street desde las 8:00 a.m. hasta las 4:00 p.m. de Lunes a Viernes. Cualquier persona puede pedir una reunión del departamento de transito para el publico en cualquier tiempo durante el año. Comentarios escritos deben ser dirigidos a Rodney L. Harrison, Gerente de Transito, P.O. Box 479, Salisbury, North Carolina 28145-0479. Este es el día 15 de Febrero del 2011. CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SALISBURY, NORTH CAROLINA

By: Myra B. Heard, CMC City Clerk R129171

********************************** The foregoing NOTICE was published in the SALISBURY POST in its issue on Sunday, February 20, 2011.


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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Randy Loughner was always reclusive. But since his son’s alleged shooting rampage last month, the father has shut himself behind what one neighbor calls “an elaborate cage.” In recent weeks, Loughner has built a substantial wooden enclosure, more than 6 feet high, obscuring his front door and windows. The four horizontal windows on the garage door have been papered over, the diamond-shaped openings atop the block wall to his back yard closed off with little plywood plugs. “He was already secluded, so he was already set up for it, and used to it,” says Stephen Winds topple National Woods, who lives in the house the left of Amy and Randy Christmas Tree in DC to Loughners’. “So I imagine it’s WASHINGTON (AP) — not bothering him much. I Strong winds have toppled the don’t think his life has National Christmas Tree. changed that much.”

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A state Capitol thrown into political chaos swelled for a fifth day with nearly 70,000 protesters, as supporters of Republican efforts to scrap the union rights of state workers challenged pro-labor protesters face-to-face for the first time and GOP leaders insisted again Saturday there was no room for compromise. A few dozen police officers stood between supporters of Republican Gov. Scott Walker on the muddy east lawn of the Capitol and the much larger group of pro-labor demonstrators who surrounded them. The protest was peaceful as both sides exchanged chants of “Pass the bill! Pass the bill!” and “Kill the bill! Kill the bill!”

“Go home!” union supporters yelled at Scott Lemke, a 46-year-old machine parts salesman from Cedarburg who wore a hard hat and carried a sign that read “If you don’t like it, quit” on one side, and “If you don’t like that, try you’re fired” on the other. The Wisconsin governor, elected in November’s GOP wave that also gave control of the state Assembly and Senate to Republicans, set off the protests earlier this week by pushing ahead with a measure that would require government workers to contribute more to their health care and pension costs and largely eliminate their collective bargaining rights. He says the concessions are needed to deal with the state’s projected $3.6 billion budget shortfall and to avoid layoffs of government workers.


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The Washington, D.C., Fire and EMS department reports that the tree fell over Saturday morning. The National Christmas Tree is a Colorado blue spruce that was planted on the Ellipse, near the White House, in 1978. It was 15 years old and 30 feet tall when it was planted. Now it’s 47 years old and stood about 42 feet. National Park Service spokesman Bill Line told The Washington Post that a successor has already been picked and it will be planted in coming weeks. He said previous National Christmas Trees have also been felled by winds, in part because they are not as sheltered from the elements as they would be in a forest.

By: Myra B. Heard, CMC City Clerk ********************************** Esta notificación fue publicada en el periódico Salisbury Post el domingo 20 de Febrero del 2011.


CAIRO (AP) — Security forces in Libya and Yemen fired on pro-democracy demonstrators Saturday as the two hard-line regimes struck back against the wave of protests that has already toppled autocrats in Egypt and Tunisia. At least 15 died when police shot into crowds of mourners in Libya’s secondlargest city, a hospital official said. Even as Bahrain’s king bowed to international pressure and withdrew tanks to allow demonstrators to retake a symbolic square in the capital, Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi and Yemen’s Ali Abdullah Saleh made clear they plan to stamp out opposition and not be dragged down by the reform movements that have grown in nations from Algeria to Djibouti to Jordan. Libyans returned to the street for a fifth straight day of protests against Gadhafi, the most serious uprising in his 42-year reign, despite estimates by human rights groups of 84 deaths in the North African country — with 35 on Friday alone. Saturday’s deaths, which would push the overall toll to 99, occurred when snipers fired on thousands of mourners in Benghazi, a focal point of unrest, as they attended the funerals of other protesters, a hospital official said.

The North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (NCDJJDP) anticipates the allocation of Juvenile Crime Prevention Council funds to Rowan County for programs serving delinquent, undisciplined and at-risk youth in the amount of $322,700. These funds require a local match of 30% and will be available for the state fiscal year 2011-2012, beginning on, or after July 1, 2011. Online Program Applications may be obtained online on the NCDJJDP website at Mail or deliver three (3) original application, plus two (2) copies to the Rowan County Manager’s Office at 130 West Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28144. The deadline for receiving completed applications is March 25, 2011 at 1:00 pm. The Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) having studied the needs of youth in Rowan County hereby publishes this Request for Proposals. The programs should address the following risk factors identified by the JCPC:

1. Individual risk factors: Adjudicated or at risk youth who have peer relationship issues and associate with delinquent youth, have moderate to serious school behavior problems, have substance use or abuse and are in need of assessment and/or treatment.

2. Family risk factors: Adjudicated or at risk youth who have parents who have problems providing adequate levels of supervision to their children. Programs should address the following concerns as reported in the Needs Assessments for Adjudicated Youth:

1. Peer Domain: Adjudicated or at risk youth who associate with other delinquent youth or who associate with or are gang members.

2. Individual Domain: Adjudicated or at risk youth who have some level of mental health or substance abuse needs, have a history of abuse or neglect or who engage in dangerous sexual behaviors or have sexual offending behaviors.

3. Family Domain: Adjudicated or at risk youth who have parents who are in need of parent/family supervision skills, have a history of domestic conflict, have a criminal history and have family members who abuse alcohol or drugs.

4. School Domain: Adjudicated or at risk youth who have multiple unexcused absences, short or long term suspensions, are expelled or dropped out or have school disciplinary problems. Based on the JCPC planning process conducted to date, the dispositional options needed in this County have been identified and are listed as the following: 1.Psychological Evaluations 7. Teen Court 2. Counseling Services (Family and Individual) 8. Vocational Development (13-18 yrs) 3. Substance Abuse Assessment and Treatment 9. Interpersonal Skill Building 4. Sex Offender Assessments and Treatment 5. Restitution and Community Service 6. Parent/Family Skills Building

Local public agencies, non-profit agencies, non-profit corporations and local housing authorities whose applications meet the funding criteria need to be prepared to make a (10) minute presentation to the JCPC. Applicants will be contacted and informed of the schedule for presentations. Further information and technical assistance will be provided if needed. You may also contact your DJJDP area office by calling Rich Smith at 704-788-2941ext. 26, or Kecia Barnes, local Chief Court Counselor, at 704-639-7515. This the 14th day of February 2011. Peggy Whitley JCPC Secretary


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on Liberty Road at 2:24 p.m. Firefighters also were busy Saturday with brush fires in the Enochville-Kannapolis area of Rowan County. More than a half dozen brush fires were reported last Monday in Rowan during a similar red flag warning day. Fire officials continue to urge care in outdoor burning and the disposal of smoking materials — from cigarettes to chimney and stove ashes. Contact Mark Wineka at 704797-4263.

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FROM 3A tell people where to stop, not where to go.” The project’s first phase will put about 39 signs in the downtown area and along Innes Street and Jake Alexander Boulevard to orient traffic coming off Interstate 85. A later phase will put signs along Statesville Boulevard for motorists coming from the Interstate 40 corridor via N.C. 70. The signs should help people navigate to a destination they’d planned to visit, but they also create a diversion for motorists who are just passing through, Bizelle said. The signs will encourage people to stop and explore, he said. The signs will feature a “timeless” design, and materials and construction will meet architectural standards to last 30 years, Bizelle said. Asheville last year unveiled $1 million worth of wayfinding signs constructed to a lesser standard, which are now peeling. “It’s an embarrassing disaster for the city,” said Bizelle, who was quick to point out he did not design the Asheville signs.



signs began eight years ago but was put on hold for lack of funding, Morris said. Initial work completed during the city’s branding and wayfinding study about five years ago has been picked up and continued by the Destination Development Committee of the city’s tourism authority. The project still needs several official approvals, including a nod from N.C. DOT and a Certificate of Appropriateness from the city’s Historic Preservation Commission. The city also would have to amend the Land Development Ordinance to allow and define wayfinding signs, with restrictions on size and height. Eventually, similar signs could appear in the county in areas like N.C. 150, where they would identify an “agricultural tourism zone” and promote attractions like the Lazy 5 Ranch, Patterson Farms and Cauble Creek Vineyard, Morris said. The signs will help not only visitors and newcomers but long-time residents, he said. “There are local landmarks that people who live here may discover, certain destinations within downtown they may not know about,” Morris said.

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The city of Asheville has hired Bizelle to help fix the problem. Seven signs will identify parking areas, 16 large signs will be installed along roadways and 16 smaller pedestrian-sized signs will stand in the downtown area. These signs will include a shopping directory and map with suggested walking tours. While the signs will have an anti-graffiti coating, funding for ongoing maintenance will come from the hotel occupancy tax, Morris said. The photographic image on each sign will be applied to aluminum using a machine manufactured in Switzerland. Wayfinding signs are considered “one of the best uses of tourism dollars,” said James Meacham, executive director for the Rowan County Tourism Development Authority. “Our hoteliers are very supportive.” City Council praised the project, part of a collaborative effort between Salisbury and Rowan County to attract more tourists. Council member Brian Miller said he’s pleased with the partnership. “People had doubts that we could pull it off,” Miller said. “I’m thrilled about the way this is working.” Discussion of wayfinding

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dles and handsome memory garden (honoring those lost to cancer). When the church started this event eight years ago, it served 35 women and had two massage therapists. Saturday’s event drew 84 people — 43 in the morning and 41 in the afternoon — and nine massage therapists. When the doors opened Saturday morning, 41 people were there to help, including men to handle the valet parking. Helen Morgan, a cancer survivor who teaches cosmetology at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, brought 24 volunteer students from the cosmetology and manicure classes at the school. Godley’s Garden Center allowed the church to borrow plants to create its memory garden in the middle of the new gymnasium. Sponsors provided door prizes for both the morning and afternoon sessions. There were raffles. And vendors offered a wide range of items, including jewelry, Tupperware, Pampered Chef items, cos-

BREAKS FROM 3A tal. The county would net about $33,000 over the three-year period. Under the agreement approved by Kannapolis officials, the company would get back another $126,735 from tax payments to the city. S.P. Richards is one of the country’s leading business products wholesalers, distributing office furniture, computer supplies, janitorial products and more from 44 current distribution centers. The company is considering

a new 200,000-square-foot distribution center where 13 employees would be managers, supervisors and sales employees earning an average of $87,000 a year and 53 would earn an average of $18.75 an hour as drivers, clerical and warehouse workers. John Cox, president and CEO of Cabarrus Economic Development, said last week that landing S.P. Richards would “provide good jobs to local residents, but it would also build upon our area’s growing distribution and logistics industry cluster,” If S.P. Richards selects Kannapolis, the distribution center would be the first facility built in Glen Afton, the industrial and

office portion of the Afton Ridge development off Interstate 85 at exit 54. Legg said the company came to Kannapolis through the Cabarrus Economic Development Corp. and has been working with Afton Ridge developer Childress Klein Properties. The retail portion of Afton Ridge already is home to a number of stores including Best Buy, Super Target, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Marshall’s. S.P. Richards could kick-start development of the industrial and office side, where Legg said there would still be 125-150 acres available, enough land for six or seven buildings the size of the proposed distribution center.

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was. The massage room was dark, lighted with candles and floating on the sounds of whales and light music. Just walking into the room lowered your blood pressure. “It all feels good,” Marilyn Crowell reported while Haley King and Toni House tended to the warm wax on her feet and hands. Crowell came with her daughter, Natalie Ervin, who said, “The food is excellent, too.” The day of pampering is the church’s chief Relay for Life fundraiser, except for its campsite at the big Relay event at the county fairgrounds. Jay Owen of College Barbecue cooks pork on that night, leading to the church’s winning first place last year as “Best Campsite.” Willis said raising money for Relay for Life always comes with the hope that the next dollar donated will be the one leading to better treatment or a cure for cancer. The church’s team raised $11,722 for Relay last year — a solid total, as mind-bending as the banana punch. Contact Mark Wineka at 704-797-4263.

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metics and Becky Sifford’s American Cancer Society boutique full of wigs, turbans, hats, specialty scarves and accessories. “It’s a community effort to get this together,” Willis said. Christ United Methodist is located on N.C. 150 west of Salisbury near Homestead Hills. Tisha Goodwin, one of the county co-chairs for Relay for Life, took advantage of the pampering Saturday. “I told them next year I’m wearing my bathrobe,” she said from the foot spa. Relaxing close by, Cindy Swaim was a first-timer Saturday. “They could hold this twice a year, and I’d be back,” she said. Cindy Graham’s son, Derek, required a stem cell transplant for his form of leukemia 19 months ago. He’s back at work and planning to be married in May. “So far, everything is looking good,” Cindy said as she soaked her feet with future daughter-in-law Crystal Pittman. It took Willie Sawyer and others around her three syllables to say “massage,” in describing how wonderful it



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Going national West Rowan will play host to team from Florida ack in 2003, after Mike Gurley’s West Rowan basketball team won two straight state titles and 61 straight games, the Falcons played host to a prestigious foe in Oak Hill, which brought the likes of current pros Josh Smith and Rajon Rondo to Mount Ulla. Eight years later, it’s the the football team’s turn to go national. That’s what three jon c. lakey/sALisBUrY Post straight state 3A chamWest rowan back dinkin Miller will be running against some pionships and 46 straight RONNIE GALLAGHER victories can do. quality defenses this fall.


On Saturday, Sept. 10, Cocoa High School from Cocoa Beach, Fla., is bringing some gaudy stats to West Rowan. John Wilkinson’s Tigers have won 40 straight games and also have three-peated as state champs. “Win or lose, it’s going to be a neat thing for the kids,” West coach Scott Young said. “How many times do kids from Rowan County in North Carolina get an opportunity to play in a game like this.” A group called the Gridiron Challenge puts together high-profile matchups for teams across the country. Butler was first contacted but when it couldn’t work things out, West

Rowan was next in line. West was scheduled to play North Rowan in the fourth week of the season. Now, North Rowan will play a smaller team from Florida in an 11 a.m. opener. West will play YOUNG around 4 p.m. “When they contacted us, our schedule was full,” Young said. “We had just added Reidsville and played North Rowan on the week Cocoa could play.”


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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Tony Stewart has mastered how to win at Daytona International Speedway on Saturdays. Now, if he could only figure out how to win on Sundays. Stewart continued his domination of the Nationwide Series season opener, overcoming a late pit stop to fix a flat STEWART tire to catch C l i n t Bowyer at the finish line. It was his fourth consecutive win in the opener for NASCAR’s second-tier series and sixth in the past seven seasons. He’s been unable to carry that success into the main event, the Daytona 500, a race he’s yet to win in 12 previous starts. “The first thing I thought about is ‘Man, here we go with another Saturday that we win, and we’ll have bad luck (Sunday),’” Stewart said. Stewart had bad luck on Saturday — a flat tire that forced him to give up second place for a late pit stop under caution. It dropped him to 11th on the restart, with six laps to go, and he hooked up with Landon Cassill to charge his way through the field. Bowyer, the pole-sitter, led the field with Dale Earnhardt Jr. pushing him around the track. Bowyer and Earn-


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dale earnhardt Jr., left, talks with crew chief steve Letarte in their garage during practice saturday.

Uncertainty dominates today’s race BY JENNA FRYER Associated Press

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The fans will stand in silence, three fingers raised toward the sky, on the third lap of the Daytona 500 in honor of the late Dale Earnhardt. The tribute to mark the 10-year anniversary of Earnhardt’s fatal accident is the only certainty going into today’s season-opening race. Everything from the style of racing, the dominant drivers and what it will take to win NASCAR’s biggest race of the season remained a mystery after one of the more eventful Speedweeks in recent history. Then again, the drivers have accepted that nothing ever goes as planned

leading into the Great American Race. “Speedweeks always seems to have a scenario that pops up and you have to adjust to it,” said 2007 Daytona 500 winner Kevin Harvick. The latest dilemma is a radically new style of tandem racing that has dominated the three events leading into the 500. Drivers figured out that hooking up in two-car packs is the fastest way around the freshly paved Daytona International Speedway, and boy were they right: Michael Waltrip topped out at 206 mph in the first race of Speedweeks, sending NASCAR scrambling to slow down the cars. A smaller restrictor plate issued midweek brought the speeds back under control, but NASCAR has yet to break apart the two-car packs that are

apparently the new norm. A series of technical changes have limited how long the cars can stay hooked in pairs before their engines begin to overheat, but the drivers have mastered a leapfrogging system that allows them to simply swap positions and resume the two-car push. Establishing partners and figuring out whom to trust became the most important goal of every on-track session. Kurt Busch seemed to master the new style fastest, parlaying it into victories in both the exhibition Budweiser Shootout and the first qualifying race, while others learned valuable lessons. “There weren’t any single people left; they were all married,” Greg Bif-

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The feel-good story of Daytona Speedweeks took another turn Saturday when Brian Keselowski picked up a sponsor for the Daytona 500. The journeyman driver received funding from Discount Tire and was applying the logos to his car before practice. “It’s awesome,” Keselowski said. “I’ve had a lot of calls and a lot of people I’d really like to work with, but when they called up last night and said Discount Tires was interested, I said, ‘We need to make this happen.’ It’s awesome. They’ve made it happen.” Keselowski has become the biggest surprise of Speedweeks after receiving help from his brother to earn his first Sprint Cup start in NASCAR’s biggest race. Budding NASCAR star Brad Keselowski pushed his older brother around Daytona International Speedway in a qualifying race earlier this week to help Brian get into today’s season-opener. Discount Tire also sponsors Brad Keselowski in the Nationwide Series. Brian Keselowski came to Daytona with two crew members, his father and his uncle, and was a long shot to make the race. Now he’ll pick up a paycheck of at least $250,000. As of Saturday morning, he still was scrambling to hire a few more crew members to do pit stops. Penske Racing was willing to give him a new engine this week, but the car Keselowski is racing — an Evernhambuilt car from 2006 — is so old that the engine wasn’t compatible.

Not much offense in UNC’s OT win BY JOEDY MCCREARY Associated Press

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina hadn’t struggled to score UNC 48 like this in quite a BC 46 while. Boston College had an even tougher time on a final shot that would have delivered a memorable upset. The 19th-ranked Tar Heels overcame their lowest-scoring game under Roy Williams and held off a late rally to beat the Eagles 48-46 on Saturday. Tyler Zeller scored 16 points, and freshmen Kendall Marshall and Harrison Barnes had 10 points each for North Carolina (20-6, 10-2 ACC), which held

Boston College to season lows of 26.9 percent shooting and 46 total points and won its third straight to reach the 20-win mark for the seventh straight season under Williams. “Not a lot to say. We won. That’s the bottom line,” Williams said. Joe Trapani and Reggie Jackson scored 13 points apiece for the Eagles (16-10, 6-6), who trailed by 15 but got back in the game by forcing turnovers on four straight possessions and pulled within two points on Jackson’s 3-pointer with 1:10 left. After Marshall missed on a drive with about 35 seconds left, Dallas Elmore rebounded and BC called timeout with 17.6 seconds remaining to set up its final play.

Jackson had the ball and looked to work it into the post, but nobody could shake free. So at about the 5-second mark, Jackson pulled up for a 3-pointer at the key over 6-foot-10 John Henson — the ACC’s leading shot-blocker, who had switched on a screen — and it rimmed out. “They did a good job of playing defense down low,” Jackson said. “We wanted to post up but no one was open. I had the shot and I thought it was going down 100 percent, but it didn’t.” Henson said Jackson’s fingertips grazed his palm on the follow-through. “Thank God for that, because it was AssociAted Press

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Kendall Marshall lets out a yell after scoring in the second half.

2B • SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2011

TV Sports Sunday, Feb. 20 AUTO RACING Noon FOX — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Daytona 500, at Daytona Beach, Fla. GOLF 9:30 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Avantha Masters, final round, at New Delhi (same-day tape) 1 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Northern Trust Open, final round, at Pacific Palisades, Calif. 3 p.m. CBS — PGA Tour, Northern Trust Open, final round, at Pacific Palisades, Calif. TGC — Honda LPGA Thailand, final round, at Chonburi, Thailand (same-day tape) 7 p.m. TGC — Champions Tour, ACE Group Classic, final round, at Naples, Fla. (same-day tape) MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1 p.m. CBS — Ohio State at Purdue ESPN — Florida at LSU ESPN2 — Cleveland St. at Old Dominion 5:30 p.m. FSN — N.C State at Maryland 7:30 p.m. FSN — Georgia Tech at Duke 10 p.m. FSN — UCLA at California MEN’S COLLEGE LACROSSE@ 3 p.m. ESPN — Duke vs. Notre Dame, at Jacksonville, Fla. NBA BASKETBALL 8:30 p.m. TNT — All-Star Game, at Los Angeles NHL HOCKEY Noon NBC — Regional coverage, Washington at Buffalo, Detroit at Minnesota, Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, or Pittsburgh at Chicago 6 p.m. VERSUS — Heritage Classic, Montreal at Calgary (McMahon Stadium) WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 3 p.m. ESPN2 — Maryland at Florida St. FSN — Stanford at UCLA 5 p.m. ESPN2 — Ohio St. at Purdue

Area schedule Sunday, February 20 COLLEGE BASEBALL Noon Pfeiffer at Georgia College

Prep basketball Playoff pairings Girls 1A West Sectional 1 East Montgomery (12-12) at Saxapahaw River Mill (31-1) Raleigh Charter (3-19) at North Moore (20-6) Chatham Central (16-9) at Monroe (14-10) Mount Airy (22-4) at Alleghany (16-9) Sectional 2 West Wilkes (6-17) at Kernersville Bishop McGuinness (20-6) South Davidson (12-12) at Monroe Central Academy (6-16) North Stokes (14-12) at East Wilkes (19-5) Albemarle (15-6) at Durham N.C. School of Science and Math (15-14) Sectional 3 Blue Ridge (5-13) at Cherokee (20-4) Bessemer City (3-20) at Mitchell (10-14) Rosman (13-11) at Highlands (15-11) Hayesville (12-13) at Cherryville (9-14) Sectional 4 Lake Norman Charter (19-4) at Gastonia Highland Tech (17-6) Mooresboro Thomas Jefferson Classical (616) at Murphy (19-5) East Surry (10-12) at Avery (22-5) Robbinsville (17-6) at Hiwassee Dam (8-20) 2A West Sectional 1 Randleman (5-19) at North Surry (21-2) Lexington (11-13) at North Stanly (21-5) Climax Providence Grove (16-10) at Salisbury (21-1) West Stokes (8-15) at Lincolnton (17-8) Sectional 2 East Lincoln (14-10) at Charlotte Berry Academy (23-3) Thomasville (20-6) at Surry Central (11-14) Marshville Forest Hills (10-13) at North Lincoln (21-4) Monroe Piedmont (18-6) at Central Davidson (17-5) Sectional 3 Boonville Starmount (10-12) at NewtonConover (21-3) South Iredell (9-16) at Burnsville Mountain Heritage (18-7) East Burke (18-8) at Ashe County (22-3) East Rutherford (14-9) at Brevard (11-11) Sectional 4 West Caldwell (11-14) at Shelby (22-0) Sylva Smoky Mountain (11-11) at Catawba Bandys (24-3) Polk County (14-11) at Canton Pisgah (15-6) Wilkes Central (23-4) at Black Mountain Charles D. Owen (14-9) 3A West Sectional 1 Eastern Alamance (12-13) at North Iredell (221) Concord Jay Robinson (19-7) at Waxhaw Marvin Ridge (15-9) Southwestern Randolph (10-14) at Concord (19-6) Anson (8-15) at Charlotte Catholic (15-10) Sectional 2 East Rowan (8-14) at Charlotte Harding (187) West Rowan (17-9) at Harrisburg Hickory Ridge (18-8) Kannapolis A.L. Brown (12-13) at Monroe Parkwood (22-2) Northwest Cabarrus (9-14) at China Grove Jesse Carson (17-6) Sectional 3 Lenoir Hibriten (6-15) at Morganton Freedom (19-8) Boiling Springs Crest (7-17) at Asheville Clyde Erwin (19-5) West Henderson (8-16) at Gastonia Forestview (21-4) Newton Fred T. Foard (14-10) at Franklin (179) Sectional 4 Morganton Patton (9-14) at Hickory (23-2) Belmont South Point (23-2) at Asheville (9-13) North Buncombe (10-13) at Waynesville Tuscola (19-6) Gastonia Ashbrook (11-11) at R-S Central (186) 4A West Sectional 1 Davie County (8-16) at Southwest Guilford (242) Greensboro Page (16-8) at Charlotte Ardrey Kell (20-6) Charlotte Providence (13-13) at WinstonSalem Mount Tabor (21-3) West Forsyth (15-8) at Southeast Guilford (187) Sectional 2 Western Guilford (11-13) at Matthews David Butler (27-0) Charlotte Myers Park (18-8) at Northwest Guilford (21-5) Jamestown Ragsdale (11-15) at Greensboro Dudley (23-1) High Point Central (19-6) at Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds (17-7) Sectional 3 North Mecklenburg (15-11) at Indian Trail Porter Ridge (21-4) Charlotte Olympic (14-8) at McDowell (15-10) Asheville A.C. Reynolds (11-11) at Huntersville Hopewell (22-3) East Gaston (11-12) at Watauga (14-12) Sectional 4 Charlotte Independence (7-17) at Asheville T.C. Roberson (18-4) Lake Norman (14-10) at South Caldwell (206) Cornelius W.A. Hough (17-9) at West Mecklenburg (19-6) Charlotte Mallard Creek (23-4) at Monroe Sun Valley (13-12)

Boys 1A West Sectional 1 North Moore (13-10) at Saxapahaw River Mill Academy (8-20) Durham School Science & Math (3-20) at North Rowan (21-5) South Davidson (14-11) at Monroe (15-9) East Surry (17-6) at Alleghany (8-15) Sectional 2 Elkin (4-18) at Winston-Salem Prep (20-9) Albemarle (19-4) at Union Academy (5-20) Kernersville Bishop McGuinness (8-17) at North Wilkes (13-10) West Montgomery (15-8) at Raleigh Charter

(6-17) Sectional 3 Nantahala (7-14) at Murphy (18-5) Bessemer City (14-9) at Mitchell (16-11) Mount Airy (10-15) at Hiwassee Dam (20-8) Cherokee (12-10) at Gastonia Highland Tech (15-8) Sectional 4 North Stokes (11-14) at Cherryville (22-4) Avery (14-9) at Hayesville (17-8) East Montgomery (7-12) at Hendersonville (177) Swain (8-13) at 2 Highlands (11-15) 2A West Sectional 1 Trinity Wheatmore (12-12) at West Stokes (216) East Davidson (13-12) at Waxhaw Cuthbertson (20-7) Graham (15-9) at Salisbury (17-6) Surry Central (13-13) at East Lincoln (14-10) Sectional 2 North Lincoln (10-15) at Charlotte Berry Academy (23-2) Thomasville (10-15) at South Stokes (19-6) West Stanly (15-11) at Lincolnton (19-6) Marshville Forest Hills (12-11) at Lexington (1511) Sectional 3 Ashe County (17-9) at West Caldwell (23-2) Claremont Bunker Hill (14-12) at Burnsville Mountain Heritage (19-6) Newton-Conover (13-10) at Boonville Starmount (17-5) Shelby (8-14) at Canton Pisgah (12-10) Sectional 4 Valdese Draughn (16-9) at East Rutherford (211) North Henderson (13-11) at East Burke (21-6) Black Mountain Charles D. Owen (4-19) at Sylva Smoky Mountain (24-0) Wilkes Central (17-9) at Polk County (11-13) 3A West Sectional 1 Eden Morehead (10-16) at Statesville (18-5) Harrisburg Hickory Ridge (17-9) at Weddington (20-6) Southern Guilford (10-14) at Concord (22-3) Anson (12-12) at Charlotte Harding (8-17) Sectional 2 China Grove Jesse Carson (8-14) at Charlotte E.E. Waddell (18-9) West Iredell (13-10) at Northwest Cabarrus (17-8) Kannapolis A.L. Brown (12-9) at Waxhaw Marvin Ridge (16-6) Central Cabarrus (15-10) at West Rowan (1510) Sectional 3 Lenoir Hibriten (6-17) at Morganton Freedom (21-6) Boiling Springs Crest (11-14) at Asheville Clyde Erwin (21-3) West Henderson (6-18) at Gastonia Hunter Huss (23-2), 6 p.m. Hickory St. Stephens (20-6) at Franklin (11-13) Sectional 4 R-S Central (11-11) at Hickory (22-3) Gastonia Ashbrook (16-8) at North Buncombe (16-8) Enka (14-11) at Waynesville Tuscola (11-13) Gastonia Forestview (17-7) at Lawndale Burns (18-5) 4A West Sectional 1 Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds (7-16) at Southwest Guilford (20-6) Greensboro Grimsley (11-10) at Charlotte Myers Park (15-10) Charlotte Ardrey Kell (13-13) at Pfafftown Ronald Reagan (23-1) Davie County (18-5) at Greensboro Ben Smith (17-9) Sectional 2 Greensboro Dudley (16-7) at Matthews David Butler (23-3) South Mecklenburg (11-14) at Winston-Salem Parkland (15-9) Kernersville Glenn (13-11) at Greensboro Page (17-8) Jamestown Ragsdale (13-13) at WinstonSalem Mount Tabor (22-4) Sectional 3 Huntersville Hopewell (11-12) at Monroe Sun Valley (17-7) West Mecklenburg (15-9) at McDowell (13-11) Northwest Guilford (12-13) at West Charlotte (22-2) East Gaston (7-16) at Alexander Central (1113) Sectional 4 East Mecklenburg (7-17) at Asheville A.C. Reynolds (15-7) Charlotte Vance (14-7) at Watauga (17-8) Mooresville (18-8) at Charlotte Olympic (25-1) North Mecklenburg (21-5) at Indian Trail Porter Ridge (3-20)

College hoops Standings ACC ACC Overall Duke 11-1 24-2 North Carolina 10-2 20-6 9-3 19-7 Florida State Virginia Tech 7-5 17-8 Boston College 6-6 16-10 6-6 17-9 Clemson Maryland 5-6 16-10 Miami 4-7 16-10 4-7 14-11 N.C. State Virginia 4-8 13-13 Georgia Tech 3-8 11-14 1-11 8-19 Wake Forest Saturday’s games Florida State 84, Wake Forest 66 Virginia 61, Virginia Tech 54 UNC 48, Boston College 46 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 8-4 20-6 Kentucky 7-5 19-7 7-5 18-8 Georgia Tennessee 6-6 16-11 South Carolina 4-8 13-12 SEC Overall Western Alabama 10-2 18-8 Arkansas 6-6 16-10 6-6 14-12 Mississippi State Mississippi 5-7 17-10 LSU 2-9 10-16 2-10 9-17 Auburn Saturday’s games Georgia 69, Tennessee 63 Miss. State 71, Mississippi 58 Vanderbilt 77, Auburn 60 Kentucky 90, South Carolina 59 Alabama 69, Arkansas 56

SAC SAC Overall Lincoln Memorial 14-2 22-2 Wingate 11-5 16-8 Anderson 10-6 16-10 Brevard 8-8 12-11 Carson-Newman 8-8 11-13 Tusculum 8-8 11-15 Newberry 7-9 12-12 Mars Hill 7-9 10-14 Catawba 6-10 10-14 Lenoir-Rhyne 2-14 3-21 Saturday’s games Catawba 68, Tusculum 57 Newberry 106, Carson-Newman 105 Wingate 85, Mars Hill 78 Anderson 90, Lincoln Memorial 79 Brevard 65, Lenoir-Rhyne 56

CIAA Northern Division Overall Bowie State 10-1 21-4 Virginia Union 8-2 14-7 Elizabeth City State 6-4 16-8 St. Paul’s 4-5 8-14 Chowan 3-7 4-20 Virginia State 2-7 3-20 Lincoln 1-8 3-20 Southern Division Overall Shaw 6-2 17-7 Winston-Salem State 5-3 17-6 Fayetteville State 4-4 13-11 Johnson C. Smith 3-5 14-9 Livingstone 3-5 12-11 St. Augustine’s 3-5 9-15 Saturday’s games Bowie State 92, Virginia State 71 Chowan 69, St. Paul’s 59 St. Augustine’s 58, Livingstone 56 (OT) Virginia Union 62, Lincoln 48 J.C. Smith 68, Winston-Salem State 50 Shaw 84, Fayetteville State 70

Conference Carolinas Queens Limestone Barton St. Andrews



CC 14-2 12-3 11-6 9-8

Overall 18-6 18-5 16-9 13-12

Mount Olive 8-8 13-11 Pfeiffer 8-8 10-14 7-8 9-13 Coker Belmont Abbey 7-9 12-12 Lees-McRae 2-13 6-17 1-13 3-20 Erskine Saturday’s games Barton 112, Belmont Abbey 87 Queens 89, Pfeiffer 78 St. Andrews 84, Erskine 70 Mount Olive 96, Lees-McRae 84

Other scores EAST Boston U. 70, Canisius 62 Brown 75, Princeton 65 Buffalo 80, Wis.-Milwaukee 65 Cincinnati 93, Providence 81, OT Cornell 96, Dartmouth 76 Fairfield 76, Austin Peay 69 George Washington 82, La Salle 80 Hartford 64, UMBC 57 Loyola, Md. 75, Towson 57 Massachusetts 66, Rhode Island 60 Navy 75, Army 58 Niagara 61, Cent. Michigan 55 Ohio Northern 73, Baldwin-Wallace 70 Penn 60, Yale 58 Rider 95, Delaware 86 Robert Morris 62, Monmouth, N.J. 60 Sacred Heart 83, Bryant 77 Siena 71, Maine 60 St. Francis, NY 77, Wagner 73 St. Francis, Pa. 77, Fairleigh Dickinson 65 St. John's 60, Pittsburgh 59 Syracuse 84, Rutgers 80, OT West Virginia 72, Notre Dame 58 SOUTH Alabama A&M 70, Alcorn St. 68 Alabama St. 63, Southern U. 50 Appalachian St. 82, High Point 81 Augusta St. 66, Francis Marion 64 Bethune-Cookman 78, Hampton 76, 2OT Bluefield St. 71, Wheeling Jesuit 57 Bradley 81, Tenn.-Martin 75 Charleston Southern 63, UNC Wilmington 58 Coll. of Charleston 85, Vermont 70 Coppin St. 69, Md.-Eastern Shore 67 Davidson 71, Presbyterian 65 E. Mennonite 84, Guilford 82, 2OT Elon 99, UNC Greensboro 90 Florida Atlantic 80, Fla. International 78, OT Florida Gulf Coast 47, Campbell 39 Florida Southern 75, Rollins 67 Furman 70, Samford 63 Georgetown 61, South Florida 55 Howard 59, Florida A&M 50 Iona 77, Liberty 57 James Madison 70, Miami (Ohio) 69 Longwood 79, CS Bakersfield 72 Louisiana Tech 51, Georgia St. 45 Methodist 61, Shenandoah 58 Murray St. 72, Evansville 47 N.C. Central 82, Norfolk St. 72 Newberry 106, Carson-Newman 105, 2OT Northeastern 83, UNC Asheville 82 Ohio 77, Winthrop 74, OT Pikeville 92, WVU Tech 80 S. Carolina St. 71, N. Carolina A&T 57 S.C.-Aiken 70, Armstrong Atlantic 58 Southern Miss. 72, East Carolina 55 Tennessee St. 78, Delaware St. 63 Texas Tech 56, Baylor 45 Texas-Arlington 68, SE Louisiana 66, OT Tuskegee 74, Kentucky St. 61 MIDWEST Akron 76, Creighton 67 Baker 61, Missouri Valley 53 Butler 79, Ill.-Chicago 52 Dayton 64, Duquesne 63 E. Illinois 75, Toledo 58 E. Michigan 63, Jacksonville St. 60 George Mason 77, N. Iowa 71 IPFW 73, N. Dakota St. 61 IUPUI 84, UMKC 69 Kansas 89, Colorado 63 Kansas St. 77, Oklahoma 62 Michigan 75, Iowa 72, OT Missouri 76, Iowa St. 70 Morehead St. 71, Indiana St. 65 Nebraska 70, Texas 67 Northwestern 70, Indiana 64 Oakland, Mich. 105, S. Dakota St. 96 S. Illinois 61, Wis.-Green Bay 60< St. Peter's 71, Loyola of Chicago 67 Valparaiso 80, Missouri St. 67 Villanova 77, DePaul 75, OT

Notable box UNC 48, Boston College 46 BOSTON COLLEGE (16-10) Trapani 3-11 5-8 13, Southern 2-4 3-3 7, Rubin 0-0 0-0 0, Jackson 5-19 1-1 13, Paris 1-4 2-2 5, Moton 0-2 0-0 0, Raji 3-10 0-0 8, Cahill 0-1 0-0 0, Elmore 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 14-52 11-14 46. NORTH CAROLINA (20-6) Barnes 4-14 1-2 10, Zeller 7-13 2-3 16, Henson 3-11 0-0 6, Strickland 0-1 1-3 1, Marshall 5-8 0-0 10, McDonald 1-5 0-0 3, Bullock 1-4 0-0 2, Knox 0-0 0-0 0, Watts 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 21-57 4-8 48. Halftime—North Carolina 21-20. 3-Point Goals— Boston College 7-27 (Trapani 2-6, Raji 2-7, Jackson 2-8, Paris 1-2, Cahill 0-1, Elmore 0-1, Moton 0-2), North Carolina 2-11 (McDonald 1-3, Barnes 1-4, Henson 0-1, Marshall 0-1, Bullock 0-1, Watts 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Boston College 30 (Trapani 8), North Carolina 44 (Henson 12). Assists—Boston College 9 (Raji 4), North Carolina 10 (Marshall 7). Total Fouls—Boston College 12


, North Carolina 14. A—21,159.

Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division L Pct GB W Boston 40 14 .741 — New York 28 26 .519 12 27 29 .482 14 Philadelphia New Jersey 17 40 .298 241⁄2 Toronto 15 41 .268 26 Southeast Division W L Pct GB 41 15 .732 — Miami Orlando 36 21 .632 51⁄2 Atlanta 34 21 .618 61⁄2 24 32 .429 17 CHARLOTTE Washington 15 39 .278 25 Central Division W L Pct GB 38 16 .704 — Chicago Indiana 24 30 .444 14 Milwaukee 21 34 .382 171⁄2 21 36 .368 181⁄2 Detroit Cleveland 10 46 .179 29 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB 46 10 .821 — San Antonio Dallas 40 16 .714 6 New Orleans 33 25 .569 14 1 31 26 .544 15 ⁄2 Memphis Houston 26 31 .456 201⁄2 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 35 19 .648 — Portland 32 24 .571 4 Denver 32 25 .561 41⁄2 1 Utah 31 26 .544 5 ⁄2 Minnesota 13 43 .232 23 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers 38 19 .667 — Phoenix 27 27 .500 91⁄2 Golden State 26 29 .473 11 L.A. Clippers 21 35 .375 161⁄2 Sacramento 13 40 .245 23 Sunday’s Game All-Star game 8 p.m.

NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Philadelphia 58 38 15 5 81 192 147 Pittsburgh 59 36 19 4 76 176 143 N.Y. Rangers 60 31 25 4 66 166 148 New Jersey 59 25 30 4 54 128 161 N.Y. Islanders59 22 30 7 51 161 195 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 59 33 19 7 73 185 144 Montreal 59 31 21 7 69 154 150 Buffalo 57 27 24 6 60 165 169 Toronto 59 25 27 7 57 150 179 Ottawa 59 19 31 9 47 132 194 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 59 34 18 7 75 179 185 Washington 59 30 19 10 70 162 152 Carolina 60 28 24 8 64 174 184 Atlanta 60 25 25 10 60 173 197 Florida 58 25 26 7 57 154 158 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Detroit 58 36 16 6 78 197 168 Nashville 59 31 20 8 70 156 139 Chicago 58 29 23 6 64 183 163 Columbus 58 29 23 6 64 159 175 St. Louis 57 27 21 9 63 160 167 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 59 37 13 9 83 197 140

Calgary Minnesota Colorado Edmonton

60 30 22 8 68 181 175 58 31 22 5 67 153 153 58 25 26 7 57 173 198 59 19 32 8 46 150 198 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Phoenix 60 32 19 9 73 172 167 59 32 21 6 70 163 154 San Jose Dallas 58 31 21 6 68 162 166 Los Angeles 59 32 23 4 68 163 142 60 32 24 4 68 169 178 Anaheim NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Saturday’s Games Ottawa 1, Toronto 0, SO Florida 3, Tampa Bay 2, SO Edmonton 5, Atlanta 3 N.Y. Islanders 3, Los Angeles 0 New Jersey 4, Carolina 1 St. Louis 9, Anaheim 3 Phoenix 3, Nashville 2 Dallas at Vancouver, late Colorado at San Jose, late Sunday’s Games Washington at Buffalo, 12:30 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 12:30 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 12:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Chicago, 3:30 p.m. Montreal vs. Calgary at Calgary, Alberta, 6 p.m.

Racing Nationwide results Daytona Beach, Fla. 1. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 120 laps, 125.9 rating, 0 points, $103,695. 2. (1) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 120, 125, 0, $87,650. 3. (2) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 120, 101.3, 41, $81,343. 4. (3) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 120, 104.4, 0, $60,750. 5. (16) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 120, 96.7, 39, $63,128. 6. (22) Jason Leffler, Chevrolet, 120, 98.9, 38, $58,453. 7. (8) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 120, 118.7, 0, $49,710. 8. (10) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 120, 96.4, 36, $55,603. 9. (26) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 120, 92.2, 0, $53,853. 10. (7) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 120, 109.8, 35, $54,528. 11. (20) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 120, 87.6, 0, $45,335. 12. (6) Joey Logano, Toyota, 120, 117.7, 0, $44,960. 13. (30) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, 119, 75, 31, $52,153. 14. (4) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 119, 89.9, 31, $50,728. 15. (18) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 119, 83.7, 29, $51,453. 16. (29) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 119, 79.9, 28, $46,160. 17. (23) Bobby Santos, Chevrolet, 119, 67.3, 27, $43,310. 18. (36) Todd Bodine, Toyota, 119, 77.4, 0, $49,653. 19. (15) Aric Almirola, Chevrolet, 119, 71.5, 25, $49,528. 20. (21) Steve Wallace, Toyota, 118, 63.7, 24, $50,128. 21. (43) David Starr, Chevrolet, 118, 59.1, 0, $49,278. 22. (24) Shelby Howard, Chevrolet, 118, 70.4, 22, $49,153. 23. (33) Donnie Neuenberger, Dodge, 118, 46.1, 21, $49,378. 24. (35) Patrick Sheltra, Ford, 118, 50.3, 20, $42,385. 25. (41) Derrike Cope, Chevrolet, 118, 44.3, 19, $49,328. 26. (39) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, 117, 41.2, 18, $48,578. 27. (5) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 116, 64.4, 17, $48,478. 28. (25) Kenny Wallace, Toyota, 115, 43.5, 16, $48,403. 29. (9) Carl Edwards, Ford, 107, 58.1, 0, $41,835. 30. (12) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, accident, 105, 100.8, 0, $42,710. 31. (31) Josh Wise, Ford, accident, 103, 55.6, 13, $48,703. 32. (38) Robert Richardson Jr., Dodge, overheating, 103, 53.5, 12, $47,928. 33. (34) Eric McClure, Chevrolet, 95, 39.4, 11, $47,878. 34. (11) Brian Scott, Toyota, engine, 70, 42, 10, $47,828. 35. (42) Scott Wimmer, Chevrolet, engine, 57, 31.5, 9, $41,210. 36. (17) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, accident, 53, 51.5, 8, $41,135. 37. (27) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 51, 47.4, 8, $41,070. 38. (19) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 45, 49, 6, $41,010. 39. (13) Michael Annett, Toyota, accident, 26, 53.7, 5, $47,428. 40. (28) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, rear gear, 18, 32.4, 4, $40,910. 41. (37) Kevin Lepage, Ford, vibration, 12, 27.4, 3, $40,865. 42. (40) J.R. Fitzpatrick, Ford, accident, 10, 27, 2, $47,278. 43. (32) Kelly Bires, Ford, overheating, 5, 25.8, 1, $40,721. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 139.679 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 8 minutes, 52 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.007 seconds. Caution Flags: 5 for 23 laps. Lead Changes: 35 among 8 drivers. Lap Leaders: C.Bowyer 1; J.Logano 2; T.Stewart 3; K.Busch 4; J.Logano 5-7; T.Stewart 8-9; C.Bowyer 10-17; M.Wallace 18; C.Bowyer 19-20; J.Logano 21; K.Busch 2229; D.Patrick 30; B.Keselowski 31-32; J.Logano 33; B.Keselowski 34-36; T.Bayne 3739; B.Keselowski 40-51; T.Bayne 52-57; J.Logano 58-66; C.Bowyer 67-71; J.Logano 72-73; K.Busch 74-75; T.Stewart 76-77; J.Logano 78; C.Bowyer 79-84; K.Busch 85; J.Logano 86; T.Stewart 87-93; J.Logano 94; C.Bowyer 95-98; J.Logano 99-100; K.Busch 101-104; C.Bowyer 105-116; K.Busch 117; C.Bowyer 118-119; T.Stewart 120. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): C.Bowyer, 8 times for 40 laps; J.Logano, 10 times for 22 laps; K.Busch, 6 times for 17 laps; B.Keselowski, 3 times for 17 laps; T.Stewart, 5 times for 13 laps; T.Bayne, 2 times for 9 laps; D.Patrick, 1 time for 1 lap; M.Wallace, 1 time for 1 lap. Top 10 in Points: 1. L.Cassill, 41; 2. R.Sorenson, 39; 3. J.Leffler, 38; 4. R.Stenhouse Jr., 36; 5. T.Bayne, 35; 6. M.Bliss, 31; 7. D.Patrick, 31; 8. J.Nemechek, 29; 9. J.Clements, 28; 10. B.Santos, 27.

Daytona 500 Race today, 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.

Indians sweep DH four seconds left with two free throws. Catawba swept Lincoln MeDana Hicks led Catawba morial Saturday in a South At- with 19 points. lantic Conference twin bill at Newman Park to keep its con• Catawba softball Catawba fell to undefeated ference record perfect to start USC Aiken in a pair of one-run the year. Brett Underwood won the losses Saturday. The Pacers won Game 1 1game with a walk-off single in a 9-8 triumph in the opener 0 and took Game 2 2-1 in 10 inand Austin Moyer pitched a nings for its sixth win to start two-hit shutout in Game 2, a 2- the season. Nicole Borden had an RBI 0 victory. Catawba (9-2, 3-0) got home single in the second to plate runs in from Ryan Bostian the lone run of the first game. Catawba (5-3) got 10 in(South Rowan), Julio Zubillaga (Carson) and Garrett Furr nings on the mound from Emiin the first two innings of the ly Huneycutt in Game 2 as she second game for a 5-0 edge allowed 10 hits and struck out early. After LM pulled within a pair. Khourtni Hester’s lead5-3, Chris Dula had a two-run off home run in the third gave double to give Catawba a 8-3 the Indians a brief lead until lead. John Couch tied the Aiken answered with an ungame with a solo homer in the earned run in its half of the intop of the ninth to tie the ning. Kayla Denham won the game, but Underwood split the gap with one out in the bot- game with a single to bring tom of the inning to score Furr home Borden with the bases loaded. and conclude the game. Moyer surrendered only an • Livingstone men infield single and a single to St. Augustine scored with left, as he struck out four in the seven-inning final game. 2.7 seconds left in overtime to Bret Holmgren and Zubil- hand Livingstone its sixthlaga drove in runs for the In- straight loss in a 58-56 CIAA defeat Saturday in Raleigh. dians in Game 2. Eric Stevenson converted • Catawba continues SAC action on Monday with a dou- a fadeaway jumper for the bleheader against Lenoir- game’s final points and the Rhyne at home. Game 1 will Blue Bears couldn’t get off a shot as time expired in the excarry a 2 p.m. start. tra session. St. Augustine • Catawba men’s outscored Livingstone 4-2 in hoops overtime, which was a war of Catawba found comfort in attrition. its youth Saturday as sophoSt. Aug’s Joel Kindred led more Lee Martin came off the all scorers with 20 points bench to score a team-high 19 while Trone Jackson led Livpoints in a 68-57 win at Tuscu- ingstone (9-15, 7-8) with 13. lum in a South Atlantic Con- The Blue Bears are in action ference affair. Monday against Fayetteville Freshman Keon Moore State at New Trent Gym. added 17 points for Catawba while senior Dominick Reid • Livingstone women St. Augustine defeated Livpitched in 10. Reid’s 3-pointer started the scoring for Cataw- ingstone 83-73 Saturday ba, who never trailed after thanks to 22 points from Allison Sikes. that. Livingstone (15-8, 9-6) was Brett Williams led Tusculum with 18 points and five re- led by Brittany Wright’s 20 bounds. Catawba led 28-20 at points and Kelcyn Manurs’ 16. The Bears shot 38 free throws, the break. The Indians (10-14, 6-10) hitting 23 of them, while Livshot 11 of 12 from the foul line ingstone shot 14 from the line, in the final four minutes to se- hitting six. cure the win, its second in the • Salisbury playoff last three games. • Catawba’s men and doubleheader Salisbury will host a firstwomen’s teams travel to Mars round playoff doubleheader Hill on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Monday with the girls team • Catawba women’s looking to extend their 22hoops game win streak against ProvThe Catawba women’s bas- idence Grove at 6 p.m. ketball team fell to Tusculum The boys will follow with a by a 55-51 final Saturday. first-round clash with Graham The Indians (14-12, 8-8) ral- at 7:30 p.m. lied from a 13-point deficit Admission is $6 and only with eight minutes and trailed N.C. High School Atheltic As53-51 late, but couldn’t score sociation passes will be honafter that as Tusculum’s Jas- ored for entry. mine Gunn iced the game with From staff reports

Pierce returns home Associated Press The NBA Notebook... LOS ANGELES — Paul Pierce is glad to be back home for the All-Star game, even though the Boston Celtics star is hearing some boos. “To come back here for a second time and play in an All-Star game really means a lot — just to save money on plane tickets and hotels for my mom and my aunts,” he said, laughing. Pierce is from nearby Inglewood, where he used to sneak into the Forum growing up to see the Lakers play. The boos Pierce has heard are reminiscent of Kobe Bryant getting booed when the All-Star game was played in Philadelphia, where he was a high school star. “When you play for L.A.’s biggest rival, it’s tough getting booed by the fans. But I’m sure if Kobe Bryant was from Boston, he’d get booed, too, if he went back there,” Pierce said. “It’s something you get thrown into once you become a Celtic or a Laker. It’s automatic, regardless of how you used to feel about the Lakers or Boston. Once you put on one of the uniforms from either side, you automatically inherit the rivalry.” • Deron Williams says his final argument with Jerry Sloan “wasn’t a big deal” and that the two had had worse clashes before. Sloan abruptly resigned Feb. 10 after 23 seasons as Utah Jazz coach, a day after he and Williams argued during halftime of a win against Chicago. “What it was, we have a

play called 22 that starts on the left side of the floor,” Williams said. “I just told everybody let’s try it on the right side of the floor. That’s it. He got a little upset with me.” The Jazz is 0-3 under new coach Ty Corbin. Since Sloan’s departure, Williams has been accused of repeatedly disregarding Sloan’s playcalling, a charge he denies. “No, no. If coach Sloan has a play, I’m going to run it,” he said. “I did what coach Sloan said. Sometimes we disagreed on things and we’d have an argument, but I never broke plays or he called something and I said ‘No, I’m not running that.’ Never.” Williams said he was caught off-guard by Sloan’s departure. “I figured he’d retire sometime, he’s 69, but not in the middle of the season,” he said. • LeBron James and JayZ held court together Saturday at the Los Angeles Boys & Girls club. The Miami Heat superstar and rapper/entrepreneur/minority owner of the New Jersey Nets visited with kids and attended the groundbreaking ceremonies for the completely renovated gymnasium as part of the Sprite Spark Parks project. Sprite is investing $2 million this year in renovating more than 150 parks, athletic fields and playgrounds across the nation. From now until April 8, people can log onto to nominate a court in their neighborhood that needs to be renovated.



SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2011 • 3B

Huskers upset No. 3 Texas Associated Press

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st. John's star dwight Hardy, center, celebrates with teammates after beating No. 4 Pittsburgh.

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The Top 25 roundup ... NEW YORK — Dwight Hardy's underhanded flip with 1.2 seconds to play gave St. John's its fifth win over a highly ranked team this season. Hardy, who finished with 19 points, started near midcourt, drove to the right, then went baseline for the shot. It gave the Red Storm (17-9, 9-5 Big East) another marquee win to go with those against then-No. 13 Georgetown, No. 9 Notre Dame, No. 3 Duke and No. 10 Connecticut. Ashton Gibbs, who missed the last three games with an MCL injury, came back to score 26 for the Panthers (24-3, 12-2), who had won five straight overall. No. 1 Kansas 89, Colorado 63 LAWRENCE, Kan. — Markieff Morris had 26 points and 15 rebounds and No. 1 Kansas bounced back from a lopsided loss to Kansas State with an 89-63 victory over Colorado. Brady Morningstar hit his first four 3-pointers to help the Jayhawks (25-2, 10-2 Big 12) get off to a flying start after their brand-new No. 1 ranking was tarnished Monday night by a shocking 84-68 loss at the home of the unranked Wildcats. It was the 28th straight defeat for the Buffaloes (16-11, 57) in Lawrence. No. 6 San Diego State 70, Air Force 58 AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Malcolm Thomas had 20 points and 13 rebounds to help San Diego State set a school record with their 27th win. Leonard had 18 points and 15 rebounds as the Aztecs (27-1, 12-1 Mountain West) beat the Falcons (13-12, 4-8) for the seventh straight time. Michael Lyons scored 18 points for Air Force (13-12, 4-8), which fell to 0-30 against top-10 opponents and 1-71 all-time against ranked teams. No. 7 BYU 79, TCU 56 FORT WORTH, Texas — Jimmer Fredette scored 23 points despite a tough shooting game, and the Cougars had four other players score in double figures in the rout. BYU (25-2, 11-1 Mountain West) took control with an 18-4 run to end the first half. West Virginia 72, No. 8 Notre Dame 58 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Truck Bryant broke out of a slump by scoring 24 points and West Virginia took command early in the second half to snap the Irish's seven-game winning streak. Joe Mazzulla added 16 points, and Kevin Jones had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Mountaineers (17-9, 8-6 Big East). Ben Hansbrough led Notre Dame (21-5, 10-4) with 19 points. No. 9 Georgetown 61, South Florida 55 TAMPA, Fla. — Chris Wright made six free throws in the final 29.7 seconds to finish with a season-high 26 points to lift the Hoyas to their ninth victory in 10 games. Georgetown (21-6, 10-5 Big East) rebounded from an eight-point loss to Connecticut, pulling away during an 18-8 surge and hanging on despite getting a season-low four points on 2 of 10 shooting by Austin Freeman, the conference's third-leading scorer. No. 12 Arizona 87, Washington 86 TUCSON, Ariz. — Derrick Williams had 26 points, 13 rebounds and a game-saving block on Darnell Gant with less than a second left to lift the Wildcats. Lamont Jones had 15 points, and Kevin Parrom and Jesse Perry added 11 each as Arizona (23-4, 12-2 Pac-10) pulled out its 15th straight home win. Matt Bryan-Amaning led Washington (18-8, 10-5) with 20 points, eight rebounds, six blocked shots and four assists. No. 15 Villanova 77, DePaul 75, OT ROSEMONT, Ill. — Corey Fisher scored a career-high 34 points, nailing the tying 3-pointer near the end of regulation and boosting the Wildcats in overtime. Maalik Wayns added 17 points as Villanova (21-6, 9-5) escaped with a tough win over the Big East's last-place team. DePaul (7-19, 1-13) had lost 12 straight overall and 25 straight league games before beating Providence on Thursday. No. 17 Syracuse 84, Rutgers 80 SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Kris Joseph scored six of his 21 points in overtime, and the Orange held on by making seven free throws in the 63 seconds of the extra session. The game was tied at 70 after regulation, and Joseph gave the Orange (22-6, 9-6 Big East) a 75-71 lead when he swished a feed from Brandon Triche. Syracuse held on from there. Rutgers (13-13, 4-10) has lost five of six and fell to 1-22 in games played at Syracuse. The lone victory was Feb. 6, 1975 — the season before Jim Boeheim became head coach of the Orange. No. 18 Vanderbilt 77, Auburn 60 AUBURN, Ala. — John Jenkins scored 22 points and the Commodores used a 23-4 second-half run to ensure their sixth 20-win campaign during coach Kevin Stallings' 12 seasons. Vanderbilt (20-6, 8-4 SEC) won its fifth straight game. No. 20 Missouri 76, Iowa State 70 AMES, Iowa — Marcus Denmon scored 25 points as the Tigers (21-6, 7-5 Big 12) won their first Big 12 road game of the season and first game away from Columbia since December. No. 22 Kentucky 90, South Carolina 59 LEXINGTON, Ky. — Darius Miller scored a career-high 22 points, Terrence Jones added 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Wildcats remained unbeaten at Rupp Arena under John Calipari. Kentucky (19-7, 7-5 SEC) scored the game's first 14 points and led by as much as 36 to push its home winning streak to 32, the second-longest in school history. No. 24 Xavier 79, Fordham 72 CINCINNATI — Tu Holloway had his second career tripledouble with 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for Xavier. No. 25 Utah State 75, Saint Mary's 65 MORAGA, Calif. — Tai Wesley and Brockeith Pane scored 22 points apiece to help No. 25 Utah State bolster its position for an NCAA tournament bid by beating Saint Mary's 7565 Saturday night in a BracketBuster game. The Aggies (25-3) rallied from a 10-point deficit early in the second half by the strong inside play of Wesley and a tight defense that forced the Gaels (23-6) to miss 16 of their first 20 shots in the second half for their first home loss of the season.

LINCOLN, Neb. — Count T e x a s Nebraska 70 a m o n g Texas 67 those very impressed by Nebraska’s upset of the No. 3 Longhorns. Brandon Richardson hit a pair of free throws with 7.2 seconds left to seal the Cornhuskers’ 70-67 win on Saturday. Nebraska hadn’t beaten a team ranked in the top three since knocking off No. 3 Missouri 98-91 in the 1994 Big Eight Conference tournament. After Texas’ 3-point attempt fell short at the buzzer, Nebraska students stormed the court and hoisted players on their shoulders. “Man, what a great game,” Nebraska coach Doc Sadler said. “How can you not be excited? It’s a great day for us.” The Cornhuskers’ second win over a Top 25 opponent this season broke Texas’ school record Big 12 winning streak at 11 games. Nebraska downed then-No. 13 Texas

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Nebraska's Lance Jeter is hoisted by Husker fans. A&M 57-48 on Jan. 29. Texas coach Rick Barnes said this one wasn’t a fluke. “There’s no question Nebraska deserves all the credit because they were a terrific team today,” he said. “Doc Sadler is one of the great guys in this business, and it couldn’t have happened to a better guy.

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The ACC roundup ... WINSTON-SALEM — Florida State needed a half to find the energy and intensity to hand the Atlantic Coast Conference’s worst team another ugly loss. Bernard James scored 15 points while the Seminoles pulled away in the second half to beat Wake Forest 8466 on Saturday, keeping Florida State in sole possession of third place in the league standings. Freshman Ian Miller and Deividas Dulkys each added 14 for the Seminoles (19-7, 93), who trailed by two at halftime before dominating the rest of the way against the last-place Demon Deacons (8-19, 1-11). Florida State used a 13-2 run to push ahead by double figures, then increased the margin to 20 points by attacking the rim while Wake Forest seemed to grow steadily more passive. It was Florida State’s first game without Chris Singleton, a 6-foot-9 junior who was leading the team in both scoring (13.8) and rebounding (7.1) before suffering a broken right foot last weekend against Virginia. He had surgery on Monday and is out indefinitely. The Seminoles shot 53 percent in the second half and scored 53 points after the break. In addition, after the Demon Deacons protected the basketball and stayed even on the boards in the first half, the Seminoles controlled the boards while scoring 18 points off

If this helps them to the NCAA tournament, then it would be great for him. The fans were great, and they definitely deserved to win the game.” Richardson led Nebraska with 15 points, 10 in the second half. Toney McCray added 14. Nebraska (18-8, 6-6 Big 12),

which trailed by seven points at halftime, took a 64-53 lead on Lance Jeter’s driving layup with 2:35 left. But the Cornhuskers made just six of 11 free throws in the last two minutes to help Texas get back in it. “We made it much tougher than we could have,” Sadler said. “They made some plays. You’re not going to just go beat teams like that. “We just needed to make some free throws.” Texas (23-4, 11-1) went on a 12-1 run, making seven of nine free throws and adding a pair of baskets. Alexis Wangmere’s free throws tied it 6565 with 1:07 remaining. Richardson sank a pair of foul shots with 43.5 seconds remaining to put Nebraska back in front, and Drake Beranek made one of two with 24.7 seconds left. Texas’ J’Covan Brown made two of three free throws with 12.6 seconds remaining to cut the deficit to one, but his 3-point attempt at the buzzer fell short.

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Virginia’s sammy Zeglinski, left, celebrates a basket by Jontel evans. turnovers after halftime. The Demon Deacons fought to a 33-31 lead at the break for their first halftime lead since the High Point game on Jan. 5, a span of 11 straight games. Travis McKie had 20 points to lead Wake Forest, which shot just 33 percent. irginia 61, Virginia Tech 54. Corrects Virginia Tech's run to 13-1 instead of 13-0 in the 15th paragraph. Virginia 61, Virginia Tech 54 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Mustapha Farrakhan scored 16 points and made key shots down the stretch to lead Virginia to a 61-54 win over Virginia Tech. Joe Harris finished with 15 points for the Cavaliers (13-13, 4-8 Atlantic Coast Conference), who ended a three-game losing streak. Malcolm Delaney scored 22 points for the Hokies (178, 7-5). Virginia Tech had averaged 96.5 points in their previous two games. Farrakhan's fast break layup following a Virginia Tech turnover gave Virginia an eight-point lead with 52 seconds to go and forced the visitors to play catch-up the rest of the way.

The regional roundup ... ST. LOUIS — Dwayne Evans had 16 points and 12 rebounds Saturday as Saint Louis defeated Charlotte 61-56. Mike McCall added 13 points and Rob Loe 12 for the Billikens (9-17, 4-9 Atlantic 10), who snapped a four-game losing streak. Javarris Barnett had 17 points and Derrio Green 13 for Charlotte (10-16, 2-10), which has lost four straight and seven of its last eight. Former West Rowan star K.J. Sherrill played 26 minutes and scored seven points on 3 of 5 shooting. He grabbed four rebounds and blocked a shot. So. Miss. 72, ECU 55 HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Gary Flowers scored a career-high 32 points and narrowly missed another career milestone as he led Southern Mississippi past East Carolina 72-55 on Saturday. The Golden Eagles (20-6, 9-4 Conference USA) rode their senior forward's 21point performance in the first half to a 36-30 lead and started the second half with a 20-6 run to seal the team's third 20-win season under seventh-year coach Larry Eustachy. After losing the firsthalf rebounding battle 1817, the Golden Eagles outrebounded the Pirates (1313, 5-7) 24-11 in the second period. Davidson 71, Presbyterian 65 CLINTON, S.C. — Nik Cochran scored 14 points, leading four Davidson players in double figures, and the Wildcats defeated Presbyterian 71-65. Tom Droney scored a career-high 12 points and

UNC FroM 1B that close,” Henson said. “I thought it was going in for a second, too. ... Sometimes you get lucky, you know, because we have been unlucky in the past.” This one ended up much closer than the last meeting — a 32-point North Carolina rout — mainly because, for much of the way, BC got the slowdown game it desired. Still, the Eagles were denied their first winning streak in a month by a Tar Heels defense that routinely worked them deep into the shot clock and held them to nine offensive rebounds while building a 4430 rebounding advantage. Henson finished with 12 rebounds, nine on the defensive end. The Eagles didn’t score until nearly 8 minutes into the game, missed 13 of their first 14 shots in the second half and came up shy of their previous scoring low of 51 points against Florida State. They were held to their fewest points in an ACC game since joining the conference in 2005, and their fewest in any game since a 70-43 loss to Georgetown in 2002. Jackson, the ACC’s third-leading scorer, was 5 of 19 from the field. Trapani was 3 of 11. “It was unbelievable how many shots went in and out,” Trapani said. “We had a lot of good looks, but the shots just didn’t go down.” With former player of the year Tyler

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North carolina's Harrison Barnes (40) shoots over Boston college's Joe trapani, left, and Josh southern. Hansbrough watching from behind the scorers’ table, the Tar Heels reeled off 13 straight points during a 15-1 spurt early in the second half that appeared to break the game open. After Marshall and Barnes hit pretty spinning layups down the lane, John Henson capped the run with a dunk that made it 39-24 with 111⁄2 minutes left.

De'Mon Brooks matched it for the Wildcats (15-13, 8-8 Southern Conference). Clint Mann added 10 points. Appalachian State 82, High Point 81. HIGH POINT — Andre Williamson hit a free throw with 5 seconds left to give Appalachian State an 82-81 victory over High Point on Saturday night. Williamson was fouled by Xavier Martin and hit the second of his two attempts as the Mountaineers (13-14) won for the fifth time in six games. It was the first time High Point and Appalachian State had met since Feb. 20, 1978. Elon 99, UNC-G 90 ELON— Chris Long scored 30 points and handed out 10 assists to lead Elon to a 99-90 Southern Conference victory over North Carolina-Greensboro. Sebastian Koch scored 23 points for the Phoenix (12-15, 6-10), 17 of them in the first half, when they took a 46-31 lead. Chas So. 63, UNC-W 58 WILMINGTON, N.C. — Jamarco Warren scored 20 points to lead Charleston Southern to a 63-58 victory over UNC-Wilmington. Ohio 77, Winthrop 74, OT ROCK HILL, S.C. — DeVaughn Washington scored 25 points and Tommy Freeman added 21 to lead Ohio past Winthrop 77-74. Alabama 69, Arkansas 56 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Sophomore Tony Mitchell had a career-high 27 points, Trevor Releford had 17 points as the Crimson Tide (18-8, 10-2) clinched at least a share of the Southeastern Conference's West Division championship.

“One of the hardest things to do in basketball is to play with a lead,” Marshall said. “At that time, it’s hard to judge what’s a good shot, what’s a bad shot, working the clock, things like that.” That was the only thing that qualified as a run for a North Carolina team that entered with the ACC’s second-most productive offense and was facing one of the league’s worst defenses. The Eagles allow an average of 71 points and teams shoot nearly 45 percent against them, but they held the Tar Heels to 36.8 percent and forced them into their lowest-scoring performance in both the history of the Dean Smith Center and in Williams’ tenure in Chapel Hill. The previous low under Williams came in an 8250 loss at Duke that ended the 2009-10 regular season. “All we needed were a couple more shots to fall,” Henson said, “and we would have blew the game open.” Points certainly were much tougher to come by than they were earlier this month, when North Carolina embarrassed the Eagles 106-74 in Boston. In the rematch, the Eagles were scoreless until Trapani hit a 3 more than 71/2 minutes in. The problem for North Carolina was it couldn’t do anything at the other end of the floor. The Tar Heels led 21-20 at the break, and both teams were held to first-half scoring lows. North Carolina’s matched its single-half low during the Williams era, a mark first established last season at Georgia Tech.

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LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant needed only a quick survey of the All-Star rosters for the names to jump out at him. “We’re playing the Celtics and the Heat,” he said. “And the Hawks.” Forget that last one. It’s those first two that should spice up tonight’s game on Bryant’s home floor, particularly the presence of a recordtying four players from that hated team in green. “I think there will some boos in the stands. I’m expecting that,” said San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich, who will coach the Western Conference. Boston’s Doc Rivers will lead an East team that includes Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo. He also gets Miami’s Big Three, including LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in his starting lineup. “I can get used to that,” Rivers said. Chicago’s Derrick Rose, Orlando’s Dwight Howard and New York’s Amare Stoudemire are the other East starters, with Atlanta’s Joe Johnson and Al Horford rounding out the reserves. But most eyes will be on the Celtics and Heat, both of whom already won at Staples Center this season. Bryant denied gaining extra motivation from seeing

them again, insisting he gets up to play anybody. But Lakers fans might feel differently if Rivers goes ahead with his previously mentioned plan and puts the four Celtics on the floor together. “Four of them going out there, it might get your blood going,” said former Celtics All-Star and current Turner Sports analyst Kevin McHale. “I’m sure they’ll look out and think the Celtics are invading again.” The Lakers beat the Celtics in Game 7 of last year’s NBA finals at Staples Center. An exhibition game could never replace that, but Rivers and his players would love to walk off their longtime rivals’ court as winners ahead of the chance they really want in June. That will require the Celtics and Heat, developing their own rivalry, to play nice for a night. James said that’s no problem, recalling that his East winners in 2006 had four Detroit Pistons, the only other team to have four players picked by the coaches as reserves. “For that weekend, as hard as it is, we’ll kind of put the rivalries and the dislikes aside for the better of the fans and the better of the game,” James said. Rivers is glad to hear it — even if he doesn’t necessarily buy it. “I’ve always been amazed by it, even when you know

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the media swarms Lakers’ star Kobe Bryant. guys don’t like each other,” he said. “In this case, I don’t know if that’s true, but there are certain guys on different teams that don’t like each other. And then they’re in the All-Star game. I’ve always laughed when you see ‘em like laughing and joking. You know, boy, they’re so ... phony right now. That’s what you want to say. But that’s good. As long as we win the All-Star game, too, that’ll be fine.” Joining Bryant in the West lineup will be the Hornets’ Chris Paul, NBA scoring leader Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City, Denver’s Carmelo Anthony — yes, he’s still in the West, at least for now — and San Antonio’s Tim Duncan, whom Popovich chose

Thursday night to replace Yao Ming. The Houston center was voted in by fans despite being injured. Among the west forwards are Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki, the Lakers’ Pau Gasol and the Clippers’ Blake Griffin, the first rookie picked for the AllStar game since Yao in 2003. Griffin headlined the field for the slam dunk contest and his high-flying style should fit perfectly in today’s game, where defense is usually absent for the first 31⁄2 quarters. Setting up the hometown player is an All-Star game tradition, so what do you think, rook? “I heard there’s another hometown guy,” Griffin said with a laugh.

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LOS ANGELES — Thanks to James Jones’ smooth shooting stroke, the Miami Heat finally beat the Boston Celtics at something this season. The Heat’s outside specialist held off Boston teammates Paul Pierce and Ray Allen to win his first 3-point shootout at All-Star Saturday, scoring 20 points in the final round Jones, an eight-year veteran who rarely shoots inside the 3-point line, made five straight shots late in the final round with his consistent, groundbound style. Just a supporting player on the star-laden Heat, Jones said he benefited from shooting first in the three-

man final, relieving any pressure. Although Pierce was the defending champion and Allen recently became the NBA’s career leader in 3-pointers, neither could match Jones’ score in front of booing Lakers fans. “Those guys were cheering for me, rooting for me,” said Jones, whose newlook Heat have lost three straight this season to the Celtics. “We know we’ve had our struggles against the Celtics in the past, but today the Heat came out on top, so I’m excited about that.” Earlier, Golden State’s Stephen Curry beat Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook to win the Skills Challenge, and a three-person team from Atlanta won the Shooting Stars competition in the first

event at the NBA All-Star weekend’s silly Saturday. Jones is the fourth Heat player to win the 3-point shootout title, joining Glen Rice (1995), Jason Kapono (2007) and Daequan Cook (2009). Pierce won the event last season in Dallas, and he appeared confident even in the face of boos from fans who can’t forgive the L.A. native’s Celtics green. Allen won the event in 2001, and he surpassed Reggie Miller’s career record with his 2,561st 3-pointer on Feb. 10 for the Celtics. Allen led after the first round with 20 points from his sublimely fluid jumper, but Jones was right behind him with 16 points.

LOS ANGELES — Blake Griffin leaped over a car and threw down a two-handed dunk to the accompaniment of a gospel choir, winning the slam dunk contest in iconic style before his hometown fans on All-Star Saturday. The Los Angeles Clippers’ rookie caught a pass out of the sunroof from teammate Baron Davis and easily cleared the 2011 Kia Optima’s hood while the Crenshaw Select Choir sang “I Believe I Can Fly” at midcourt. The inventive slam drove home the obvious point of the All-Star weekend: Griffin has both the athleticism and the showtime flair to be the NBA’s next big star. With an entire building solidly behind Griffin, finalist Javale McGee of Washington and Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan really didn’t stand a chance despite their own creative dunks at Staples Center. All-Star Saturday was a showcase for Griffin, who started the contest with an irresistibly 360-degree spin dunk before converting a bounce pass off the side of the backboard in the first round. The first rookie All-Star in eight years then brought back an impossibly difficult favorite with his first dunk of the final, sticking his arm into the hoop and hanging from it by his elbow, just as Vince Carter did while winning the 2000 contest. And when fans saw the car driving out of the arena tunnel, this contest already seemed to be over. Griffin is in the midst of the busiest All-Star weekend in the NBA’s recent history. He scored 14 points in the Rookie Challenge, and he stayed in the dunk contest even after getting chosen for the West squad in Sunday’s main event. All four dunkers distinguished themselves in Hollywood, but Griffin was the favorite at Staples Center, and he didn’t disappoint. After DeRozan opened the

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WASHINGTON — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, union executive director DeMaurice Smith and members of their negotiating teams participated in a second consecutive six-hour session with a federal mediator Saturday, trying to spur progress less than two weeks before the league's labor deal expires. They're finally talking to each other — but they're not revealing how well it's going. "I have nothing to say, obviously," Jeffrey Kessler, a lawyer for the NFL Players Association, said on his way out of the meeting. "We're in a cone of silence." • LOS ANGELES — Ollie Matson, a Hall of Fame running back who was once traded for nine players during his 14-year NFL career and won two medals at the 1952 Olympics, has died. He was 80. • 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 four-year deal worth $18 million per year in September.

Stanford women's coach Tara VanDerveer and former NBA coach Dick Motta.


LOS ANGELES — The NBA and its players' association finally sat down again and are planning to get together more frequently. Maybe even enough to prevent a work stoppage. A two-hour meeting that union executive director Billy Hunter described as "pretty cordial" and "amicable" was the first formal session since November.

LOS ANGELES — Aaron Baddeley made only one mistake in shifting weather at Riviera, posting a 4-under 67 to grab a one-shot lead over Fred Couples and Kevin Na in the Northern Trust Open. The 51-year-old Couples and his ailing back held up good enough in the cold and occasional rain. He made only one blunder on the par-4 10th when he chipped over the green. He finished with a 70 to give himself a shot at winning one more time at Riviera, and becoming the oldest PGA Tour winner in nearly 36 years.



LOS ANGELES — Dennis Rodman, Jamaal Wilkes and Tex Winter were among 12 finalists announced for induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame. The other finalists are former NBA stars Maurice Cheeks, Chris Mullin and Ralph Sampson, five-time Olympian Teresa Edwards,

MIAMI — Garrett Wittels' pursuit of NCAA history is over. He went 0 for 4 against Southeastern Louisiana, leaving him two games shy of matching Robin Ventura's 58game Division I record set in 1987 and four short of the NCAA all-divisions mark of 60 games by Damian Costantino of Division III Salve


GALLAGHER FroM 1B It should be a big day for Rowan County. “Everybody else will be able to come because they would’ve played the previous night,” Young said. Some of the Falcons were excited about playing the Tigers, others apprehensive, according to Young. “It kinda mirrors the attitude of the coaching staff,” he said. “Some were all about playing. Others were like, ‘I dont know if we should be playing them.’ ” Cocoa won two of its titles in 2A before winning this past sea-

son in 3A. “They’re good,” Young said. “They went to Abilene, Texas and beat them. There is real potential to beat us. But it lets the entire state and region see how our football compares to Florida football. It’s the brand of football that’s kinda put up on a pedestal. When you start talking about high school football, all of the recruiters go to Florida.” • West has another road trip planned to Hoover, Ala., for a passing league competition. “It’s an expensive deal,” said Young, who will try to raise the money for the two-day summer trip. West will be one of 32 teams,

contest by catching a pass off the backboard and putting it between his legs for a slick one-handed jam, Serge Ibaka took the court amid several banners for NBA Africa and promptly threw down a Dr. Jstyle long-jump dunk from the free throw line. McGee then got creative, ordering a second basket standard attached to a forklift and placed right next to the hoop. He managed to throw down a left-handed dunk while tossing the other ball off the backboard to himself for a right-handed jam, earning a perfect 50. After several misses on his second attempt, Griffin caught a pass off the side of the backboard from Davis for a one-handed jam that was enough to send him into the second round. McGee joined him after dunking three balls on the same leap, slapping home a pass for the third jam. DeRozan couldn’t make the final round despite an impressive second dunk in which he threw a pass to himself off the backboard for a windmill reverse jam. After Griffin’s elbow dunk in the final, McGee floated underneath the rim and threw down an impossibly twisting jam from the other side. That’s when Griffin rolled out his wheels.

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Los Angeles clippers' Blake Griffin dunks over a car as Baron davis looks on from inside the car.

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ROGER GOODELL Regina from 2001-03.

TENNIS MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Andy Roddick knows a number that sounds even better than reaching his 50th career ATP tournament final. Only Roger Federer (67) and Rafael Nadal (43) have more career wins among active players than Roddick, and the top-seeded American beat Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina 6-3, 6-4 Saturday in the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships to advance to yet another final.

which will come everywhere from California to Las Vegas to Colorado to Kentucky to Georgia. Young will take 28 Falcons. “There’s no doubt we’ll get better working with great competition,” Young said. • The championship rings for West and Salisbury, which won the 2AA title, should be arriving sometime in March. Young hopes to have a ring ceremony in April. • West had to find a date to open up for the Florida matchup. Salisbury’s Joe Pinyan wishes he had that problem. He’s suddenly forced to find an 11th opponent after Bessemer City backed out of the Sept. 16 playing date.

RALEIGH — The New Jersey Devils appeared to be buried and out of the Eastern Conference playoff race months, but they apparently never got the memo. Dainius Zubrus scored goals in the first and third periods and the Devils earned their seventh straight victory by beating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Saturday night. The Devils, in a desperate fight to get into playoff contention after a miserable start, are just 10 points behind the eighthplace Hurricanes after beating Carolina for the third time in 12 days. Carolina remained four points ahead of Buffalo and Atlanta. Patrick Dwyer scored for Carolina in the third period to deny Johan Hedberg a chance at consecutive shutouts on back-toback nights. Islanders 3, Kings 0 UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Al Montoya made 35 saves in his first NHL start in nearly two years, and Matt

Lake Norman Charter is starting football this season and Bessemer City elected to play a school much closer. That leaves Pinyan scrambling. Cardinal-Gibbons has an opening but it’s located in Raleigh. Asheville has an opening, “but that’s about as far,” he said. • Next Saturday, Pinyan, who is the head coach of the West team in the July East-West All-Star game in Greensboro, will release his 32-man roster. “I’ll tell you, it’s a difficult thing to do,” Pinyan said of finalizing the team. Many of the top players won’t participate because colleges want them in summer school. “We’re putting 32 names on the

Moulson scored twice against his brother-in-law, Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, in the New York Islanders' 3-0 victory. Frans Nielsen also scored for New York, which has won six of the 10 games it has played in February. Senators 1, Maple Leafs 0, SO TORONTO — Craig Anderson stopped 47 shots through overtime in his Senators debut and was also perfect in the shootout as Ottawa outlasted the Toronto Maple Leafs. Panthers 3, Lightning 2, SO TAMPA, Fla. — Mike Santorelli scored the tying goal with 3 minutes left in the third period and added the lone shootout goal to lead the Florida Panthers past the Southeast Division-leading Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2. Blues 9, Ducks 3 ST. LOUIS — Chris Stewart made a two-goal debut, and the St. Louis Blues, energized by a pair of high-profile trades, just missed a franchise record with two goals in a 7-second span of the first period in a 9-3 rout.

board next Saturday morning,” Pinyan said. “Then we’ll have a backup 32.” Regardless of who can play and who can’t, Pinyan said, “We’re hoping PINYAN to have a Rowan County flavor.” • And finally ... Former West star Jon Crucitti started in the outfield for Army’s baseball team when it visited Davidson on Saturday. • Contact Ronnie Gallagher at 704-797-4287 or


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clint Bowyer, right, signs an autograph for a fan while walking though the garages on saturday.

RACE FroM 1B  fle said of becoming separated from teammate Carl Edwards in his qualifying race. “I was kind of left out on that island. The rose ceremony ended quickly for me.” The drivers seem to like the new racing, but fans aren’t sold, frustrated that the whiteknuckle pack racing they love will be absent from Sunday’s race. How big of a concern is it? Clint Bowyer said he fell asleep on his couch while watching the first of Thursday’s twin 150-mile qualifying races. The competitors insist Sunday will be unpredictable, in part because there has yet to be an event with all 43 cars on the track, and because there’s too much at stake with the Daytona 500 title on the line.

“I still don’t think we know exactly what’s going to happen,” Harvick said. “We know the two-car stuff is going to work, but we haven’t been out there with the whole pack, so there’s still some unknowns.” That includes what kind of day it will be for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who was scheduled to start from the pole and likely would have been leading the field during the Lap 3 tribute to his father. But NASCAR’s most popular driver wrecked his car during an earlier practice session and switching to a backup means he’ll go to the back of the field when the green flag falls. Starting his fourth season with Hendrick Motorsports, Earnhardt came to Daytona with his third crew chief in three years and hopes that a fresh voice in his ear can snap a 93-car winless streak. It would be fitting if it came at Daytona, where the grieving continues

10 years after the elder Earnhardt’s fatal accident on the last lap of the 2001 race. Earnhardt Jr. is respectful of the anniversary, but eager to get the attention on racing. “I’m here to race. I understand the situation, and I’m looking forward to seeing how my father’s remembered and honored,” he said. “I just want to focus on my job, what I need to do every single corner, every single lap, what’s best for me at this moment, what gets me closer to Victory Lane on Sunday. That’s all I’m going to concern myself with.” So he’s giving no thought to the conspiracy theorists who believe it’s already set up for him to win on Sunday in an anniversary fix. “I don’t really get into the hypothetical, fairy tale sort of stuff,” he sniffed. But there is one fairy tale that had already played out.

Brian Keselowski, the journeyman older brother of rising NASCAR star Brad Keselowski, used help from his little brother in his qualifying race to earn his first berth in the Daytona 500. It will be Brian Keselowski’s first career Sprint Cup race. With an underfunded car and a crew that consists of his father and his uncle, he’s not expected to take home the trophy on Sunday. Just being part of the show is enough. No matter how he finishes, Brian Keselowski will start Sunday with tons of new fans and perhaps an opportunity to make more of his fledgling career. “It still goes to show you that you’ve got a chance no matter what,” he said. “It gives everybody a shot at it and says that the independent guy that can go out and find a race car, put it together, get a good push, everybody’s got a chance at that.”

The NASCAR roundup ... DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Richard Childress Racing teammates Jeff Burton and Clint Bowyer have tied for the fastest time in the final practice for the Daytona 500. Both drivers were clocked at 200.316 mph while pushing each other early in Saturday’s last practice. Regan Smith, meanwhile, had the best consecutive 10-lap average at 195.285 mph. He was being pushed by Kurt Busch, and the two worked together earlier this week in the qualifying race Busch won. Few teams put in much work, and six drivers didn’t practice at all, including Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart. • MORE CHANGES: NASCAR is making another change to cars for the Daytona 500, this one because temperatures are expected to reach 80 degrees during today’s race. Sprint Cup officials say teams can add an extra inch to grill openings, allowing more air to flow to engine-cooling radiators. The change was made to help drivers keep their engines cooler at speeds nearing 200 mph around Daytona Speedway. NASCAR made three changes earlier in the week, reducing the size of the horsepower-sapping restrictor plates, adding a pressure-relief valve to cooling systems and reducing the size of grill openings. The moves were made to slow downs cars after speeds topped 206 mph. • MORE DANICA: Danica Patrick's season just start-

ed, and the main thing everybody wants to know is what she'll do next year. Patrick said she doesn't know her plans for 2012 and beyond. She acknowledges her contracts in both NASCAR and IndyCar are up at the end of this season — and presumably, she'll have to choose whether she wants to pursue stock car racing on a full-time basis. Patrick says she isn't under any pressure and there's no need to rush into a decision. "I have a lot of time to figure it out and let things unfold," Patrick said. "I think it's just going to be a matter of letting it run its course this year and making the most of every time I'm in a stock car, as well as an IndyCar, and just seeing what opportunities arise. I think that it will become obvious in the end, but it's important to wait for that and not force anything." Patrick says she hasn't set a date for her decision, beyond obviously needing to know before the start of next season. But she might not have as much time as she thinks, because next year's NASCAR sponsorship and team contracts often are agreed to in the middle of the existing season. Patrick said some of the decision will be out of her hands and depend largely on what offers she receives. "It's opportunities, teams, sponsorship, my gut," Patrick said. "It's all those things. It just depends on a lot of things. it's not as easy as just saying, 'I'm going to do this or that.' It's also not a wise idea to say what I'm doing. I'm racing both (series) this year." She certainly could help her cause with improved performance.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.— For a few laps, at least, Danica Patrick’s day was going better than most people imagined: She was racing for the lead at Daytona International Speedway. Patrick briefly led Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide race at Daytona, but she couldPATRICK n’t stay there. Still relatively inexperienced in stock car racing, Patrick struggled when it was her turn to be the pushing car in the twocar style of drafting that has dominated Daytona Speedweeks. Unable to consistently team up with a drafting partner, she faded in the middle of the race and finished 14th — the best finish of the IndyCar series regular’s brief Nationwide career. “I pushed a little bit at the end, a little too late,” Patrick said. “But it was really cool when Clint (Bowyer) was pushing me and they told me that I did lead a lap, at least. That was really cool. But that just showed me that that’s what you’ve got to do, and that’s what they were doing up front today.” Dale Earnhardt Jr., whose JR Motorsports team fields cars for Patrick, praised her run. And if Patrick wasn’t fully engaged in tandem drafting all day, Earnhardt said it wasn’t because she was reluctant to do so. “I think she was just doing whatever she felt was necessary to get to the end of the race and see if she had a shot at it,” Earnhardt said. “I think she did a good job.”

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tony stewart (4) edges ahead of clint Bowyer (33) to win the driVe4coPd 300. dale earnhardt Jr (5) and Landon cassill (1) finish behind the leaders.

NATIONWIDE FroM 1B hardt took off in a two-car pack, with Stewart and Cassill hooked up, and Kyle Busch and Joey Logano paired. The three two-car packs put on a thrilling show up to the final lap, when the Busch-Logano tandem ended with Busch hitting the outside wall and spinning down the track. Bowyer had to brace for Earnhardt’s eventual attempt to pass, and he was busy blocking the move when Stewart and Cassill came blazing along the outside. Stewart nipped him by .007 seconds, the closest finish in Nationwide Series history at Daytona. “We just got a great run. We had a good pusher with Landon Cassill, able to get the two of us up there,” Stewart said. “We had a lot of confidence going into the last stretch.” And he’s got confidence for Sunday, too. “I’m probably the happiest guy going into the (500), now, coming off a win. It shows we can do it; it’s just a matter of if the cards play out,” Stewart said. “It’s a tough race and physically for the drivers, mentally for the drivers, it might be one of the toughest 500s I’ve ran. What we’re doing inside the cars is a lot harder than it’s ever been, pushing guys, being pushed.” Bowyer was second to give Kevin Harvick Inc. a sweep of the top two spots, and owner Harvick celebrated atop a pit box. Stewart admitted after the race that had he not given up second for

the flat tire, he probably would have stayed in line to ensure a KHI win. “I talked to Clint before the race. I had told him if we were running second and he was leading, we had a pack around us, that I was going to just keep pushing,” Stewart said. “That’s the hard part, making that decision when you have teammates, that you might have to make that decision not to try to win a race in an effort for the organization.” Bowyer probably wished it had played out that way after coming up just short for the second consecutive race. He lost to teammate Jeff Burton in a 150-mile qualifying race earlier in the week. “I looked in the mirror, I saw Junior, the only Chevrolet up there, I knew that he was going to work with me. He shoved me all the way to the last lap,” he said. “Coming off of four, what do you do? They had a good run. I tried to block (Stewart’s) momentum, about that time Junior ducked under me, I had to block him. All hell broke loose. “I’ve just got to get it all together for (today) and win the big one. If I could give these two up to win that one, make the third one a charm, it would be a helluva charm.” Earlier Saturday, Bowyer and Burton hooked up to post the fastest lap of the final Daytona 500 practice session, clocking a 200.316 mph lap. Cassill finished third and became the series points leader. He doesn’t have a ride lined up for next week, though. “I’m the points leader? I’m sorry, I don’t have a ride next week, so I’m going to bask in this for about seven days,” he said.

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Personal finance with Ralph and Al



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

Read your lease before signing for a rental property BY MARK WINEKA JON C. LAKEY/sALisbuRY post

officials are trying to keep from repeating a ‘flash crash’ from happening when traders at the New York stock exchange or other markets sell too much in a stressed situation.

Officials say new market rules must anticipate issues to avoid plunges BY MARCY GORDON Associated Press

A special committee said federal regulators have made positive changes, but they also need to create new rules that anticipate market problems to avoid another disruption like the May 6, 2010, plunge that rocked investor confidence. The joint advisory committee of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission recommended, in a report Friday, that the SEC consider new incentives or rules that would restrain market strategies commonly used

by high-speed trading firms. The report says there are limitations to some restrictions the regulators put in place after the plunge, such as curbs that briefly halt trading of some stocks that make big price swings. Given the complexity of the market, rules “have to be more forward looking,” it says. The joint committee was established a few days after the May 6 disruption, which sent the Dow Jones industrial average careening nearly 1,000 points in less than a halfhour. A months-long investigation by the SEC and the CFTC determined that the so-

called “flash crash” occurred when a trading firm executed a computerized selling program in an already stressed market. The firm’s trade, worth $4.1 billion, led to a chain of events that ended with market players swiftly pulling their money from the stock market, the agencies’ review found. The “quick” actions of the SEC, the CFTC and the major stock markets following the plunge “addressed several glaring issues (and) were an excellent start to restoring confidence,” the new report says. It says, however, that the

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Robert ‘bo’ Vaughn will get a service dog similar to this one.

Specially trained dog going to boy with epilepsy Food Lion and the Milk-Bone are changing Robert “Bo” Vaughn’s life by donating a specially trained service dog to the 10-year-old Mooresville boy. Bo lives with his parents and siblings in Mooresville and has been diagnosed with epilepsy. This disease makes it difficult for Bo to perform many common, everyday tasks. Instead of Bo needing to ask someone for assistance, his new service dog will provide the help and independence he needs and deserves. Among other tasks, his dog will assist with retrieving dropped objects, opening doors, turning on and off lights, and obtaining help in case of an emergency.

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Trane Residential Solutions, a division of Ingersoll Rand, announced that Stout Heating & Air Inc. of Salisbury has been awarded the prestigious Top Ten Award by the Trane Charlotte/Greensboro Dealer Sales Office. The Top Ten Award is based on Trane purchase volume in the Replacement, New Construction and Light Commercial arenas. The Top Ten winners are the companies that have attended all the technical and business training and have implemented sound business STOUT growth strategies that are focused on Retail Selling. This is Stout Heating & Air Inc.’s first time to receive this award. For more information, visit or www. or www.trane. com.

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committee is concerned about the “limited applicability” of the trading halts put in place by the SEC. While they cover many of the problems raised by extreme price swings across the market, the socalled circuit breakers don’t “address the potential of extreme price movements” of smaller stocks that have less trading volume, it said. The report recommends that the regulators expand the rules on trading halts to cover all securities except for the most infrequently traded. It also urges the SEC to


Business Roundup be the speaker. He specializes in helping homeowners and Realtors sell un-sellable houses to unloanable buyers. He is an expert in unconventional real estate transactions and will be speaking on mortgage assignments and related investment strategies. Mortgage assignment is a solution to the three most common problems in the real estate market today. The group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The meeting is open to anyone who would like to attend. (China Buffet is on Arlington Street behind O’Charley’s near Interstate 85 Exit 76).

Betsch opens massage clinic at Salisbury Chiropractic

Ceili E. Betsch, a licensed massage therapist, has opened a new practice at Salisbury Chiropractic, the office of Dr. David Godwin, 2907 South Main St. Ceili offers Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, myofascial stretching, hot stone massage, pregnancy massage and Reiki energy work in 30-, 60- or 90-minute sessions. Office hours are MondayWednesday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., by appointment. Betsch graduated from Delaware Valley College in Pennsylvania, and she has a two-year massage therapy certification from Chesapeake College in Maryland. Rowan real estate investors She is certified by the National Certificameeting Tuesday tion Board of Therapeutic Massage & The Rowan County Real Estate In- Bodywork and holds licenses to practice vestors and Associates meeting will be massage therapy in Maryland and North Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the China Buffet. Investor Bob Yon, who has been inSee ROUNDUP, 2C volved in real estate since the 1980s, will

The third annual girls night out is scheduled for Thursday, March 24, 5:307:30 p.m. at Stitchin’ Post Gifts, 104 S. Main St. Representatives from Brighton, Magnabilities, Jay’s Jewelry, Onex shoes, Kameleon Jewelpops, Mogo, Amore dei Cani will be there along with promotions and door prizes. A percentage of proceeds will be donated to Rowan Relay for Life and The American Cancer Society. Call 704-636-4121 or visit for more information.

College students who leave their residence halls for the brave new world of renting a house or apartment often run into misunderstandings with their landlords. But it’s not just college kids. Retired Catawba College professor Al Carter stressed the importance recently of renters’ reading their leases thoroughly and knowing their rights as tenants. Typical lease clauses include, Carter said, an “implied covenant of fitness for use,” meaning the landlord must keep the premises in good repair. In signing a lease, the renter stipulates that he has examined the premises and they are, at the time of his lease, safe, clean and in good repair. But Carter advised being proactive before signing a lease, taking pictures and making the landlord aware of potential problems that should be corrected as soon as possible. “It’s up to you to change it,” Carter said. He also warned that while many leases follow the same language, “there is no standard lease form — at least I’ve never seen one.” Most leases allow for the tenant to sublet the home or apartment to another party. This often happens to college students who must sign a one-year lease but only need the rental unit for nine months before they leave for home. When that happens, they look for someone to sublet the property for the remaining months. Carter said the original tenant must realize, even with subletting, that he is responsible for the rent. Getting back to previous class discussions about credit, Carter said some landlords will run a credit check on potential renters before leasing a unit. A bad credit score could disqualify the applicant or lead to the landlord’s charging him or her more per month, Carter warned. A short quiz about renting follows. True or false: 1. By N.C. law, the security deposit on rental property cannot be more than 50 percent of the monthly rent. 2. The term “quiet enjoyment” applies to a tenant’s right to use property without undue interference from others. 3. Improvements made by the tenant become property of the landlord unless otherwise agreed. 4. A lease cannot prohibit subletting if rent is more than $600 a month. 5. If the rental property is taken by eminent domain, the lease is terminated. 6. A lease can list the number of people who will occupy the premises. 7. Implied covenant of fitness only applies if the tenant has a yearlong lease. 8. If a lease is assigned to another party, the original tenant can be liable for the rent. 9. A landlord can require that assignment and subletting of the property have his approval. 10. After a year’s lease is through, a holdover by the renter will result in a month-to-month occupancy in most cases. Answers: 1) false; 2) true; 3) true; 4) false; 5) true; 6) true; 7. false; 8) true; 9) true; 10) true. Contact Mark Wineka at 704-797-4263.

Business calendar February 23 — Rowan partners for education board of directors – Chamber of Commerce – 7 a.m. 28 — Chamber board of directors – Chamber – noon

March 2 — Chamber Leadership Rowan steering Committee – Chamber – 7:30 a.m. 3 — Chamber executive Committee – Chamber – 8:00 a.m. 3 — Chamber Women in business membership mixer – Chamber – 5 – 6:30 p.m. Call 704-6334221 or e-mail to RsVp

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Biting Big Tobacco: Florida the hot spot for lawsuits after ruling MIAMI (AP) — A Florida Supreme Court ruling that threw out a $145 billion award against cigarette makers is biting Big Tobacco back, making it dramatically easier for thousands of smokers to sue and turning the state into the nation’s hot spot for damage awards. The 2006 ruling has helped generate more than $360 million in damage awards in only about two dozen cases. Thousands of other cases are in the pipeline in Florida, which has far more smoking-related lawsuits pending than any other state. Though the justices tossed the $145 billion class-action damage award, they allowed about 8,000 individual members of that class to pursue their own lawsuits. And in a critical decision, they allowed those plaintiffs to use the original jury’s findings from the class-action case. That means the plaintiffs don’t have to prove that cigarette makers sold a defective and dangerous product, were negligent, hid the risks of smoking and that cigarettes cause illnesses such as lung cancer and heart disease. The plaintiffs must mainly show they were addicted to smoking and could not quit, and that their illness — or a smoker’s death — was caused by cigarettes. Jurors have sided with smokers or their families in about two-thirds of the 34 cas-

es tried since February 2009, when the first Florida lawsuit following the rules set by the Supreme Court decision went before a jury. Awards have ranged from $2 million or less to $80 million, though tobacco companies are appealing them all. The successes by smokers or their survivors in Florida compares with just six wins between 1996 to 2006 in Florida. Before 1996, individual smokers won only a handful of cases nationwide. Tobacco company lawyers insist the process is rigged. “We believe the trial courts have used trial plans that are so fundamentally unfair they violate due process and Florida law,” said Murray Garnick of Altria Client Services, which represents Altria Group Inc. subsidiary Philip Morris USA. “Each case must be judged on its own facts.” The tobacco companies, however, have lost their first appeal over how Florida courts are handling the cases. The state’s 1st District Court of Appeal ruled against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in December, upholding a $28.3 million verdict for a dead smoker’s wife and endorsing the way trial judges have interpreted the state Supreme Court’s decision. Steven J. Hammer, an attorney whose Fort Lauderdale firm is handling hundreds of smoker lawsuits, said the Florida cases have changed

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Leon Barbanell, 93, won nearly $2 million in a verdict against philip Morris Usa for the 1996 death of his wife of 56 years from lung cancer. Because of the length of court cases, he likely will never see any of the money. the balance of power in the courtroom because tobacco companies are prevented from arguing that their products aren’t necessarily dangerous and addictive. “As a result, the whole story is being told: how they lied to the public, all for the almighty dollar,” he said. One of Hammer’s clients, 93-year-old Leon Barbanell, won a nearly $2 million verdict against Philip Morris USA for the 1996 death of his wife of 56 years from lung cancer. Shirley Barbanell smoked up to two packs of Chesterfields, Marlboros and other cigarettes a day for 50 years and could not quit despite many

Lawmakers in Rhode Island eye high-speed rail money that Florida turned down PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island’s senators are making a pitch that the state deserves some of the nearly $2.5 billion in federal high-speed rail money that Florida passed up this week. In a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse wrote that Rhode Island would use the money to “improve high-speed rail service as well as increase commuter rail opportunities in the state.” On Wednesday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a former businessman with tea party backing, turned down the money, which would cover about 90 percent of the projected cost of building a highspeed rail line between Orlando and Tampa. The money is part of President Barack Obama’s Recovery Act. Scott said he doubted the train line would pay for itself once completed.

Members of Florida’s congressional delegation, including Sen. Bill Nelson, and state lawmakers are trying to develop a plan to bypass Scott’s rejection. LaHood has told them they have until Thursday to settle on a plan or the money may be transferred to other states. Reed and Whitehouse specified in their letter that Rhode Island would use the money to improve rail access to the state’s T.F. Green Airport, to bolster the state’s commuter service and to upgrade the Amtrak station in Providence. “Florida’s loss should be Rhode Island’s gain,” said Reed, who is a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. “We can quickly put this money to work creating jobs, improving our infrastructure and expanding highspeed rail service to more Rhode Islanders.”


High-frequency trading is estimated to account for more than 50 percent of all U.S. stock trading. The firms often employ a practice called “quote stuffing,” in which huge numbers of artificial orders to buy or sell are placed and then canceled almost immediately. Regulators say the practice may create the illusion of greater trading volume, potentially allowing sellers to profit from the perception of rising demand. Members of the joint committee include Richard Ketchum, the chief executive of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the securities industry’s self-policing organization; and Brooksley Born, a former chairman of the CFTC.

FROM 1C consider new rules or incentives to encourage so-called “high-frequency” trading firms to regularly provide buy and sell quotes that are “reasonably” close to prevailing market prices. The incentives could include allowing firms that comply to locate their computers in locations they seek, the report suggested. High-frequency firms use computers and mathematical formulas to exploit split-penny price differences.

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New farm business manager position in Kannapolis KANNAPOLIS — N.C. MarketReady, based at the N.C. Research Campus, has created a farm and agribusiness management position to develop and sustain programs that help agricultural producers explore efficient economic options and optimize profits for their farming operations. Jonathan Baros joins the N.C. Market Ready team — the Cooperative Extension outreach arm of North Carolina State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute — to work with Extension personnel and other organizations to address farmers’ economic needs. He is also a faculty member of the N.C. State Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. “The goal of N.C. MarketReady is to make North Carolina agriculture more profitable,” said Rod Gurganus, N.C. MarketReady director. “The addition of Jonathan, with his expertise in farm business management, will enhance our efforts as we develop resources for agricultural producers and Extension agents across the state.” Baros’ focus will be working with fruit and vegetable producers. He is charged with evaluating economic components involved in compliance with food safety rules; examining economic options for

initiating cooling and postharvest handling programs in fruits and vegetables; assessing value-added and alternative enterprise opportunities.

Weight loss surgeon joins Novant Medical Group Dr. Donald Balder, a weight loss surgeon and lap-band specialist, has joined Southeast Bariatrics in Charlotte and the Novant Medical Group of the Presbyterian Hospital Network. Balder is seeing patients at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Balder pioneered many of the weight loss procedures currently performed in the field of weight loss surgery and has performed nearly 1,200 procedures since 2000. He specializes in the use of the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, commonly referred to as a lap band. The lap band has been approved by the FDA for use in severely obese adults with a Body Mass Index of 40 or more or for adults and with a BMI of at least 30 with at least one severe obesity-related health condition, such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and asthma. The band is restricted to sale by or on the order of a physician.

Grand re-opening ceremony at A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’ A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’ will hold a grand re-opening celebration Saturday at the store’s new location, 117 W. Innes St. The shop features an expanded selection of designer-inspired handbags, fashion, jewelry and accessories, as well as a new literary, art and fragrance corner.

efforts, her husband said. He’s worried that, because of appeals, he may die before he ever sees a cent. “I miss her company every day,” Barbanell said. “She was always there for me. We went everywhere together.” A jury in northern Florida’s Levy County granted the largest award issued under the Supreme Court ruling, $80 million, to the daughter of a man who died of lung cancer in 1996 after smoking for decades. Others awarded $46.3 million for a widow in the Gainesville area who lost her husband to lung cancer; and almost $39 million for a Fort Lauderdale woman suf-

DOG FROM 1C “Bo presently has to sleep in our room because his seizures occur during his sleep,” explained mother Karen Vaughan. “We look forward to Bo having the opportunity to sleep in his own room and gain that level of independence.” Bo joined the Canine Assistants program at a special donation ceremony at the Food Lion at 1339 Shearer’s Road in Mooresville on Friday. Paul Vliek, a certified trainer from Canine Assistants, made the introduction and explained the benefits these highly trained service dogs can provide to people with disabilities. Bo got to meet a service dog, and his actual service dog will be selected and trained to meet his specific needs. It will be given to him at a Canine Assistants training camp he will attend at a later date. Canine Assistants is a national charitable organization that provides service dogs to people with disabilities, at no cost to the recipient. The organization runs entirely on individual and corporate donations, such as those from Milk-Bone dog biscuits. Due to high demand and low funding, it would take over five years to provide dogs to everyone on the Canine Assistants waiting list. Through the brand’s “I Give” initiative, Milk-Bone is taking the first step to help eliminate the waiting list for Canine Assistants and help provide dogs for those in need. Consumers can help Milk-Bone in the effort by visiting and donating to Canine Assistants.

Farm Credit’s video contest winners announced STATESVILLE — Animation, bluegrass and triplets won top prizes in Farm Credit’s latest Keepin’ It Rural video and photo contests. Winners, including two from North Carolina, can be seen at and on Facebook at David Knight from Pittsboro won first place in the video contest for his minute-and-a-half documentary “Locavores.” And Amber Wallace from Stony Point took second place in the photo contest. Amber is a customer of the Taylorsville Carolina Farm Credit office and comes from five generations of farmers. She is also a member of the “Daddy Pete” family. The other video contest winners are Kati McWaters from Okeechobee, Fla., for her “Stop-Motion Farm” animated video, Ron Cline from Rockmart, Ga., for his original song “Goats in the Pasture." Other photo contest winners are “Night Cow” and “Rub-A-Dub-Dub,” featuring cute baby triplets in an oldtimey wash basin. The video and photo contests are open to residents of the 15 states included in the AgFirst Farm Credit Bank district. They are: Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia and Ohio. Submit information about new businesses, honors and management promotions to bizbriefs@salisburypost. com. Include a daytime phone number.

fering from advanced emphysema after smoking Philip Morris’ Benson & Hedges brand for years. The tobacco companies point out that during one stretch in 2010 they prevailed in eight of nine cases, although the trend later was reversed. Attorneys said cigarette makers often win when it is difficult to prove that cigarettes caused a particular illness, or when jurors decide that people who smoke must take responsibility and assume the consequences. “There are some jurors who are really opposed to the idea of someone who smoked bringing a case against the cigarette manufacturer,” said Keith Mitnick, an Orlando attorney who won a multimillion-dollar verdict against R.J. Reynolds in April. “In jury selection, we target that very question. It doesn’t take but one strong-willed juror to make the difference in the outcome.” Other recent setbacks against tobacco companies: • In Boston, a jury in December awarded $152 million to the estate and son of a woman who died of lung cancer in 2002. The lawsuit claimed that Lorillard Tobacco Co. hooked the woman on smoking after giving away free samples of cigarettes in the Boston housing project where she lived as a child. • In Connecticut, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co., mak-

er of Skoal and Copenhagen, agreed in December to pay $5 million to the family of a man who died of mouth cancer in what was believed to be the first wrongful-death settlement won from a chewing tobacco company. • Also in December, Minnesota’s appeals court allowed a class-action case to continue for people who claim Marlboro Light cigarettes, made by Philip Morris, were marketed as supposedly safer to smoke using false advertising and consumer fraud. Philip Morris is appealing that decision. If the losing trend and multimillion-dollar verdicts continue, some legal experts said the tobacco companies may rethink their long-standing policy against settling the smoker lawsuits. “When we get to the point that plaintiff verdicts are upheld, with the industry looking at thousands of additional trials and expenses, they would weigh all of that together and possibly settle later down the road,” said Edward Sweda, senior attorney for the Tobacco Products Liability Project at Northeastern University law school in Boston. Lawsuits will likely end up before the U.S. Supreme Court before that happens. “We have a strong legal and factual basis to fight each of these cases. We will fight every adverse decision against us,” said Garnick, the Philip Morris attorney.

FedEx picks Georgia for new $55 million distribution center NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) — FedEx Corp. expects to employ 240 workers and 75 contractors when it opens a new distribution center in Norcross next year, company officials said Friday. Gov. Nathan Deal joined with executives from the shipping firm as ground was broken for the $55 million facility. The 215,000-square-foot facility is designed to process 15,000 packages per hour, and will have the capacity to dispatch 75 pickup and delivery vans each day, according to officials with Memphis-based FedEx. Norcross was chosen because of its proximity to major highways and customer distribution operations. “Enhancing FedEx Ground’s distribution capability in the Southeast is critical to increasing the size, speed

and efficiency of our network,” Robert Holcombe, vice president of the southern region for FedEx Ground, said in a statement. The new facility — scheduled to open in the fall of 2012 — is part of a nationwide network expansion to boost daily package volume capacity and enhance the FedEx Ground network, company officials said. Georgia’s logistics and transportation network is one of the state’s most attractive assets for business, Deal’s office said in a statement announcing the FedEx facility. Companies in Georgia can reach 80 percent of the U.S. market within a two-day truck haul or a two-hour flight, according to the governor’s office. Also, the Port of Savannah is the nation’s fastestgrowing container port.

Discover Financial Services chief gets big pay hike NEW YORK (AP) — Discover Financial Services Co. said Chairman and Chief Executive David Nelms received compensation valued at about $8.5 million in fiscal 2010, almost double from the prior year. The credit card issuer said in a regulatory filing Friday that Nelms’ base salary increased to $4.55 million from $1 million the previous year. His salary was made up of $1 million in cash and $3.55 million in stock. Nelms also was awarded a $1.7 million bonus, according to the filing. A year earlier, he received no bonus. His restricted stock awards and op-

tions fell 32 percent to $2.3 million. Additionally, the company contributed $17,150 to Nelm’s 401(k) retirement plan. Nelms received a total of $4.3 million in all compensation in 2009, and $2.4 million in 2008 at the height of the financial crisis. In December, Discover said it is reducing the base salaries for its top executives for 2011 and basing part of their compensation on stock earned if the company meets certain performance benchmarks. The company said the changes help align executive pay with company performance.

Windstream earnings fall slightly LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Local-phone company Windstream Corp. said Friday that its fourth-quarter profit slipped 4.1 percent even as revenue rose due to acquisitions. The results were slightly below Wall Street estimates, and Windstream shares fell 66 cents, or 5 percent, to $12.57. The Little Rock-based company said its net income fell to $72.4 million, or 15 cents per share, in the October-December quarter. That was down from $75.5 million, or 17 cents per share, in the yearago quarter. Excluding $20 million in merger and restructuring charges, earnings were 19 cents per share, a penny short of the average analyst esti-

mate, according to a survey by FactSet. Revenue rose 30 percent to $981 million from $744.4 million a year ago but short of analysts’ expectations at $986 million. The revenue increase was due to a series of acquisitions, mainly of Iowa Telecommunications Services Inc., which Windstream bought for $1.2 billion in cash and stock on June 1. Excluding acquisitions, Windstream’s revenue fell 2 percent. For the current year, Windstream expects revenue of $4.015 billion to $4.14 billion, above the average analyst forecast of $3.97 billion. However, analyst Christopher King at Stifel Nicolaus said the revenue was in line with his estimate.


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Days of free debit card use coming to an end for some JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Achieving that critical balance between a viable revenue level and a satisfied customer base is about to get much more difficult for bankers in Mississippi. They must make tough decisions before the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors puts a cap on the fees that can be collected from merchants who accept a bank’s debit card for purchases. Right now, the Fed is proposing a cap of 12 cents a transaction. The cap would result in card issuers receiving transaction, or interchange, fees 70 percent lower than their 2009 average, according to Federal Reserve calculations. The cap isn’t the first bit of recent pain inflicted on the non-interest revenue of banks. The cap’s arrival comes a year after a stiffening of the federal Regulation E, originally enacted in 1978 as the Electronic Funds Transfer Act. The measure that went into effect last July requires banks to notify customers when an ATM or debit-card transaction will result in an overdraft or insufficient funds fee. Banks and credit unions can’t pay debit-card and ATM overdraft transactions without allowing the customer to opt out at the time of the transaction, or to opt in by agreeing ahead of time that the bank will pay items into overdraft. The banking sector is reported to have generated more than $35 billion in overdraft fees in 2009. Together, the Regulation E and interchange cap have forced bankers in Mississippi

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the Federal reserve’s Board of Governors is capping fees that can be collected from merchants who accept debit cards for purchases. it is proposing a cap of 12 cents a transaction. and elsewhere to wonder how far they can go in offsetting the lost revenue and not cause customers to take their business to a competitor with lower fees. You can’t keep the status quo — not when a bank’s cost of maintaining a checking account has reached upward of $300 a year and costs associated with electronic transactions are rising as well, bankers and banking consultants say. Until now, banks could cover the costs of “the bells and whistles” of an account through interchange fees, said Brandon Roberts, a banking economist and principal of Premier Insights, a Canton consulting firm. “This is compounded by the fact than profit margins have already been squeezed,” he said. Thus, annual fees for ATM and debit card use as well as prepaid debit accounts — which would not be subject to

the 12-cents cap — are getting a look. The key term is “fee-eligible. “If it can carry a fee, it’s going into the mix for consideration, Roberts said. He said he sees charges for debit card use and access to ATMs as a strong possibility by this time next year. “I think that’s on everybody’s mind,” he said, and fixed the likelihood of such fees at “at least 50 percent.” Hans Petit, head of HORNE CPAs’ banking practice, said he expects caution will rule any decision a bank makes. “We’re not going to see anybody jump out there on the edge,” he said. “When rates (on deposits) are as low as they are and competition as competitive as it is, you don’t want to jump out there in front of the competition.” Petit said a fee could cause customers to become fond of using brick-and-mortar bank

facilities instead of electronic debit cards. “Unless it’s going to be an industry-wide adoption, you could run off deposits,” he said. Birmingham, Ala.-based Regions Bank is seeking that elusive balance, said Evelyn Mitchell, a bank spokeswoman. Regions wants a way to meet customer needs “without compromising our ability to reinvest in our business for the long-term,” she said. At the 12-cents a transaction as proposed today, the cap on interchange fees “will have a significant impact” on noninterest revenues and force banks to come up with new ways to cover the cost of debit card administration, Mitchell said. “It will change the way the industry does things,” she said. And for Regions and other banks, the changes would have to be implemented at a time debit cards are more popular than ever. Regions’ interchange and ATM income hit $368 million for the year, coming off a record quarter in that income category, President and CEO Grayson Hall said in the bank’s fourth quarter earnings presentation. The fees rose 18 percent over the same period a year ago, driven by an 8 percent increase in card use and 13 percent rise in spending levels, Hall said. “Our new checking account customers are electing to have debit cards 87 percent of the time, a record level of penetration for this product,” Hall said. The growth in interchange


fees last fiscal year largely offset the $57-million loss of revenue from the new Regulation E overdraft rule, according to Regions CFO David Turner. Those fees won’t be at the level in 2011, which means Regions faces additional “income fee challenges in 2011,” Hall said. The interchange fee changes, “obviously will impact the way we charge for banking services.” At the moment, said Hall, “We are trying to better understand both the intended and unintended consequences of these changes.” Jerry Host, CEO of Jackson-based Trustmark Bank, said Regulation E’s damage to Trustmark’s non-interest revenue last fiscal year was limited to about $1 million. “We feel like Trustmark executed a very successful education program with our clients” on the opt-in-opt-out overdraft rules. Host, in Trusmark’s 4Q earnings presentation, said he expects Regulation E to cost the bank $6 million to $9 million in revenue next year. With the proposed 12-cents cap on interchange fees, Trustmark projects it would lose between $4 million and $6 million for the slightly less than half year the new cap is in place in 2011, Host said. “It’s too early to project the revenue impact because there is a great deal of uncertainty that remains,” Host said. “However, we are well into the process of reviewing our options and to limit the impact” of the fee cap. Roberts said the effects of Regulation E and the interchange cap could be especial-

ly painful to a Mississippi banking sector that went into the banking recession somewhat later than banks elsewhere in the country. “Banks in Mississippi are still on the downside of it,” he said. “There are still some things to unfold here.” Real estate loan chargeoffs and non-performing loans came close to $2 billion in Mississippi last year, Roberts said. “That’s a pretty good drain.” For example, he said, “Say you get one-and-a- quarter return on assets and 4 percent of your loan volume is past due and you’re charging off 1 percent a year. There go your earnings.” With July 21 on the horizon, said Roberts: “I think they all feel the pressure and are concerned about adding this additional burden at a time when they are struggling anyway.” Information from: Mississippi Business Journal, An AP Mississippi member exchange.

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VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — “Don’t fall in love with a car,” Jim Stanford advises. “They’re just nuts and bolts. They can be replaced.” Pointing to a few vehicles in his driveway, he said, “They are all for sale. If the price is right, they’ll go.” He can’t count the number of cars he has owned, he said, but they include just about everything from a Cadillac to a Corvette — “almost every breed of car” — since his first one, a 1952 green Dodge Coupe with loud outside pipes he had when he was in high school. Selling cars isn’t his main interest, though. It’s working on them, something he has done most of his 74 years. What was his vocation was also his avocation, for he’s part of a scene vanishing from the American landscape. He’s a shade-tree mechanic. He works on cars and trucks in a shop on the hill near his home. He got started,

he said, doing his own repairs, then for friends. It also began with a good bit of bartering — an engine overhaul for cabinets, a tractor. His love for engines and what makes them run began when he was about 8, driving a tractor on his grandparents’ farm. He taught himself to drive, first pulling a plow and then a cultivator. He became mechanicallyminded “just to keep the plows running.” He had two uncles, James and George McMillin, who had automotive shops, and by the time he was 15 he was working for them, and about the same time, he worked part time at Allen’s Dairy servicing their trucks. By the time he graduated from high school, he was ready for a job in maintenance. From there he went to Westinghouse, where he remained for 42 years and through several company name changes, keeping their lift truck and other equipment running. Most of his knowledge was gained through “on the job

training,” which was standard for many youths in the 1950s into the 1970s. At the same time, for 37 years, he was in the Army Reserve where he became familiar with military equipment. He recalls a time at Camp Shelby when they were building an airstrip. The government had bought some Super C dozers from LeTourneau, “an odd piece of machinery to start with, but it functioned.” There was an instructor who had a hard time keeping the equipment running. “I didn’t say anything,” Jim said. “But a buddy of mine spoke up, telling them, ‘You’ve got a man right here who worked for the company that made those and knows all about them.’” So Jim got involved and knew enough of the “do’s and don’t’s” to get the Super C up and running. Jim grew up in an era when many men did routine maintenance on their vehicles, such as changing oil and filters and plugs and rotating tires. Most cars with 50,000 miles on the odometer needed

an overhaul, and at 100,000, the car was shot. Today, he said, if you take care of one it will run for 200,000 miles or more. There’s a pickup in his shop that doesn’t need any major work that has close to 300,000 on it. Now, he knows kids from 18 to 25 who can’t find the hood latch and know nothing about checking the oil or water — and they’ve been behind the wheel for 100,000 miles. Most problems, Jim said, can be attributed to the age of the vehicle and the mileage, improper servicing and operator error. Often, he said, people call him and just tell him that the car is broke. The conversation goes something like this: I say, “Will it crank?” “No,” they say. So I say, “Will it turn over?” They say, “What do you mean, turn over?” “Will the starter turn?” I ask. “Naw” or “Yeah” or “It just thumps.” “Well, give me some background. Did the car run hot? Did steam come out from un-

der the hood? Give me an idea where to start.” Jim said he’s had folks to “drag ’em up here and just dump ’em and say fix it.” It isn’t worth fixing, Jim said, when the cost of repairs is over two-thirds of what the vehicle is worth. That’s when “you should just haul it off, regardless of how nice it looks.” He has other talents that have kept him busy. His carpentry skills include the “mother-in-law-wing” on the house. “I always said if I can see somebody do it, and talk to them, I can do it, too,” he said.

shares to “Neutral” from “Overweight.” Also putting the squeeze on Wal-Mart is increasing competition from dollar stores, grocery chains and Target Corp., which last October began giving customers who pay with its branded credit or debit card a 5 percent discount. Analysts will want to know how new initiatives, including a recent collaboration with suppliers to offer products in smaller sizes it sells mostly for a dollar, are affecting customer traffic. They’ll also want to know about inflationary pressures from soaring commodity prices and rising labor costs in China. Wal-Mart is better able than smaller stores to control the prices it pays, but its main customers are the Americans most vulnerable to price increases because they live from paycheck to paycheck. Rising gas prices, now over $3 per gallon nationally, also could push Wal-Mart customers trying to save on gas

costs toward rivals like dollar stores that tend to be closer to home. WHY IT MATTERS: Results from Wal-Mart come as close as any retailer’s can to being an economic indicator. Consumer spending, including major items like health care, accounts for 70 percent of U.S. economic activity. How quickly goods fly off the shelf at Wal-Mart provides a compelling checkup of the nation’s economic health. WHAT’S EXPECTED: Analysts surveyed by FactSet expect Wal-Mart to report earnings of $1.31 per share and sales of $117.52 billion for the quarter that ended in January. LAST YEAR’S QUARTER: WalMart earned $1.17 per share per share on sales of $112.83 billion, or $113.65 billion, including Sam’s Club membership fees.

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Games. Nintendo 4 game Gun, fishing rod. $250. Like new. Used 5 times. Call 704-531-4938 Playstation 2 Slim with 3 games and extras. Only $75. Please call 704-2458843 for more info.

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

Tiller $75 Please Call 704-2791711, no calls after 8pm

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


A high school diploma or GED is required. A pre-employment physical including drug screen is also required. We offer a very competitive salary and excellent benefits package. For further information on employment opportunities and requirements, please apply in person to your local Job Service Office of Employment Security Commission.

Misc For Sale

Could you use

10 ,000 extra this year?



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

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

If interested, please come by the Post at 131 W. Innes Street, Salisbury and fill out an application or give us a call at the Circulation Department (704) 797-4213, Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm *Profits vary and could be more or less than this amount

Misc For Sale

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

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. Flame thrower, propane. New in box. Never used. $29. Wench “New” 3,000 lb cap. Remote controlled. $75. Please call 704-784-2488

Basketball Goal - $60 Antique Pie Safe - $250 Rockwell. 336-239-4942

Misc For Sale

Misc For Sale

KV comp snow skis. In good shape. Why rent? $99. Call Scott 704-6372322

Moving boxes, used from Allied Vans. 70 available. All sizes w/packing paper. $4/box. 704-762-9371

Lumber All New!

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

2x6x16 $7 2x3x studs $1.25 2x6x8 studs $3.25 2x4x14 $3.50 2x4x7 $1.50 Floor trusses $5 each 704-202-0326 METAL: Angle, Channel, Pipe, Sheet & Plate Shear Fabrication & Welding FAB DESIGNS 2231 Old Wilkesboro Rd Open Mon-Fri 7-3:30 704-636-2349 Sewing machines, portable. 2 avail. $60 ea. RND oil drums, 550 gallon, $70. 300 gallon, $40. 704-857-5445

Show off your stuff! With our

Hay 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

Sheila Van Dyke 1-800-728-4298 ext. 220 Angi Romaine 1-800-728-4298 ext. 202 Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer m/f/d/v EO13201

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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

Table saw, Rockwell floor model with carbide blade. $75. Angle grinder 4½” Skill, $15. Drill Mast. $10. 704-857-9275

New American ProLine Natural Gas 40 gallon Water Heater. Contractor paid. $530. Your price $400. Rockwell. Call 704202-5022

Applications for employment at NGK Ceramics USA, Inc. are now being accepted through the Job Service Office of Employment Security Commission. Those interested in applying should have good work records, be available to work the above shifts and have a strong desire to join a progressive company.

Lawn and Garden

Machine & Tools

Murphy-Brown is looking for qualified candidates to train for swine farm supervisory and management positions in our Swine Farm Operations. Candidates interested in supervisory or management positions should possess either a 2 or 4 year degree in an applicable subject or a minimum of 2 years work in a supervisory and/or management role. Excellent benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance, 401k, pension and paid time off. Attend an informational meeting with Murphy Brown LLC staff Friday, February 25th, 2011. We will be available at the Employment Security Commission Office, 2215 US 52 N in Albemarle, NC from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm to share career opportunities, answer questions and accept resumes. Please drop by anytime during these hours or call us with any questions that you might have.

12 hr am & pm shifts

Air Hockey Table $50. Please Call 704-279-1711, no calls after 8pm

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

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


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

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

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



Call today about our Private Party Special!

704-797-4220 *some restrictions apply

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

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

Business Opportunities





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

Want to Buy Merchandise All Coin Collections Silver, gold & copper. Will buy foreign & scrap gold. 704-636-8123 Andy's Logging. Want to buy timber. Land owner paid by thousand board foot. Paid for pulp wood. Minimum of 1 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

Business Opportunities A COKE/M&M vending route! 100% Finc. Do you earn $2K/wk? Loc's in Salis. 800-367-2106 x 6020

4 Well established name 4 Prime location downtown Salisbury

SALISBURY POST Business Opportunities Free Stuff

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

Lost & Found

Lost & Found

Found Cat. Older, looks to be Himalayan, Thursday, Feb. 17 in Cooper Rd area. 704855-4528.

Found dog. Med size mix breed (possibly Border Collie), found Feb. 8. Collar but no tags. Call to identify. 704638-9333 or 704-433-

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.

Education / Training

Electronic Health Record Specialist Training Cross training for persons with healthcare (direct care, mgmt., admin, support, ancil. services, EMS) or Computer technology experience. Fed (US HHS ONC HIT ARRA) funded. Placement assistance provided. Visit or call 828327-7000-x 4816


Found dog. Black Pug mix. Male. Found in Rockwell/Main St. area. Call 704-213-0482 or 704-232-9679



Application Procedures For Whispering Oaks Apartments Only (A Senior Community)

Lost Black Snoodle, male, 4 yrs. old, his name is Louie, from Mountview Drive area, Mocksville. Kids are heartbroken. 336-751-2202 LOST! 25 years ago. 1982 South Rowan High silver class ring with pink starburst stone. Initials FSB inside. Please call 704-657-6478.

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

Homes for Sale

The Rowan County Housing Authority will be accepting applications for:

Alexander Place

Section 8 Project Based Housing Assistance

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 cats. Two female to good home. Sweet, playful and loving. About 2 years old, small breed short-haired. Please call 704-402-4230.

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

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 Wednesday, February 23, 2011 Wednesday, March 2, 2011 Wednesday, March 9, 2011 No applications will be accepted without the following documents:

Whispering Oaks is restricted to those 55 years of age or older

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


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

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

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

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

KEN WEDDINGTON Total Auctioneering Services 140 Eastside Dr., China Grove 704-8577458 License 392 R. Giles Moss Auction & Real Estate-NCAL #2036. Full Service Auction Company. Estates ** Real Estate Had your home listed a long time? Try selling at auction. 704-782-5625

Cleaning Services

Cleaning Services





Carport and Garages

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

704-279-2600 Since 1955

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

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

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

Child Care and Nursery Schools


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

Licensed, bonded and insured. Since 1985.

Real Estate Auction Saturday, March 12, 2011 • 12 Noon 1505 S. Rowan Avenue Spencer, NC 28159 Directions: From Salisbury take N Main St. to a left on 17th St., Proceed to stop sign, turn left on Rowan Avenue- 2nd house on the right

Estate of Jean Walser Grubb, Deceased Parcel ID 030 009

.74 Acre- 2480 Sq. Ft. Heated Space- 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths brick ranch with partial basement- Marble Surround Fireplace in Living Room, Den with wood burning stove, Shower Room off Master Bedroom, large concrete Patio/Porch on back overlooking wooded lot. Unheated basement with Bath Terms: 1.Public Auction with Reserve 2.A NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of $5000 is due from the highest bidder on the day of sale. 3.Closing must occur within 30 days after auction. 4.Taxes will be prorated for the current year. 5.There are no representations or warranties about the property value or condition. 6.Property is sold AS IS/Where IS. 7.Announcements made on day of sale take precedence over any printed material For more pictures and history of home visit:


Grubb Real Estate Auction Betty S Grubb, NCAL #7908 NCREL #180479 Glenn M Hester, Auctioneer NCAL #4453 Email- Or call 704-798-8172 for inquires

To Sell.. Buy.. Call Classifieds 704-797-POST

Free Dog to good home. Yellow Lab mix, female, 5 years old, spayed, rabies shot, very sweet & loving dog. Can't keep. Call 704-754-6122

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

Free dogs. Pair of 2 yr old house dogs. Neutered. 45 lb. hound mix & 10 lb. chihuahua mix. Great together! They need room to run! Call 704-642-7170

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

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

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.

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

Puppies. Chihuahuas, 8 weeks old, 3 females, $75 each. Have had 1s shots. 704-636-8181

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

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. is full-blooded Father Imperial Shih Tzu. $250. 704-209-3758

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

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

Home Improvement A HANDYMAN & MOORE Kitchen & Bath remodeling Quality Home Improvements Carpentry, Plumbing, Electric Clark Moore 704-213-4471 Around the House Repairs Carpentry. Electrical. Plumbing. H & H Construction 704-633-2219

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


Looking for a New Pet or a Cleaner House?


(704) 797-4220

Sunday, Feb. 27th 1:30 PM Rowan Auction Gallery 2613 Old Union Ch. Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146 704-202-3239

NO BUYERS PREMIUM From Charlotte Or Greensboro, Take I-85 To Exit #79, Go To End Of Exits And Look For Directional Signs. Proceed 1.1 Miles To Sale Site.

~ 704-633-5344 ~

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

Home Improvement

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

Painting and Decorating

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

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

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

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

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

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

Miscellaneous Services


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


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

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

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


Hometown Lawn Care & Handyman Service. Mowing, pressure washing, gutter cleaning, odd jobs ~inside & out. Comm, res. Insured. Free estimates. “No job too small” 704-433-7514 Larry Sheets, owner

for junk cars. $260 & up. Please call Tim at 980234-6649 for more info. I buy junk cars. Will pay cash. $250 & up. Larger cars, larger cash! Call 704-239-1471

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

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

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

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

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

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping Billy J. Cranfield, Total Landscape Mowing, seeding, shrubs, retainer walls. All construction needs. Sr. Discount. 25 Yrs. Exper. Lic. Contractor

~ 704-202-2390 ~ Earl's Lawn Care

The Floor Doctor

3Mowing 3Yard Cleanup 3Trimming Bushes

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

3Core Aeration 3Fertilizing

3Landscaping 3Mulching 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

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

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

Puppies, Alaskan Malamute mixed. 1st shots & wormed, 1 female, 5 males. 704-754-6318

Professional Services Unlimited

Now Taking Consignments For March 13th Auction.

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

704-797-6840 704-797-6839 Neet Scrubs Best Prices in Town Neet Scrubs provides scrubs, lab coats, shoes & other accessories in We carry Salisbury. premium brand scrub sets with sizes for petite to extra tall costumers. We carry brand names. Learn More About Neet Scrubs: Special orders available. Custom screen printed emblems and logos available. Group package discounts available. Lab coats, shoes, and other accessories are available at discount prices. Contact Neet Scrubs today at 704-431-5019 or visit our website for more information 1313 N. Main St., Salisbury

Stoner Painting Contractor

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

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

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

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

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

~ 704-633-5033 ~

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

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

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

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

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

Please Call Early - Sale Fills Up Fast. Kip Jennings NCAL #6340 - NCAFL 36872 Go To auction - ID #1869 For Complete Listing And Photos.

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

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

Home Improvement

AUCTION Guns, Vehicles, Collectibles, Glassware, Deep Sea Fishing Equipment, Diving Equipment, Large Amount Of Silver Coins And More.

Sweet Pomeranian Puppies!

Supplies and Services


Grading & Hauling

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




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.

Charla, Barbara and Kristin will help you with your classified ads.



Dogs Puppies, Beagles. Fullblooded Beagle puppies Wormed & 1st shot. $70. 704-279-6620

Got puppies or kittens for sale?

Drywall Services



Free puppies to a good home. Lab/Chow mix, 6 mos old. 1 male, 1 female. Very loving. Kid friendly. 704-267-7920

Cane Corso Italian Mastiff Pups. Sire is 140 pounds. ICCF reg. $700. 704-905-7206.

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

• Birth Certificate • Social Security Card • North Carolina Drivers License or pictured ID

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


Giving away kittens or puppies?

9:00 am - 11:00 am and 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cats Free kittens. To good home - 2 - male 6 mo. old kittens, 1 black & white, 1 yellow, 1 - 1½ yo light grey female. Please call 704-638-0589

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

On the following dates at the times stated


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2011 • 7C


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

8C â&#x20AC;˘ SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2011 Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

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Bring All Offers


A Must See

Lovely Home 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 East Rowan

New Listing

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

East Rowan

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

West Rowan - 401 Primrose - Perfect for that growing family!! 3,700+sf, .8 acres, 6 BR, 4½ BA, large rooms, lots of 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

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

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

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

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Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

Manufactured Home Sales


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

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

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

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

A Country Paradise

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

Genesis Realty 704-933-5000 Foreclosure Experts


Motivated Seller New Listing

Investment Property

Child Care Facility/Commercial Bldg.


PRICE REDUCED $27K â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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

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

Approximately 5,000 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

Motivated Seller


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 Rockwell


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

Homes for Sale

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


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


New Home

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

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

New Listing

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


Awesome Location

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

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

Convenient Location

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

Over 2 Acres

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

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


Convenient Location

PRICE~QUALITY~LOCATION 2BR ~ 1.5 BA ~ Starting at $555



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.

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

Senior Discount

Water, Sewage & Garbage included


Lots for Sale

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

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

Homes for Sale

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

Homes for Sale

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

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

West Side Manor Robert Cobb Rentals 2345 Statesville Blvd. Near Salisbury Mall


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

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

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

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

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

China Grove. 2BR, 2BA. All electric. Clean & safe. No pets. $575/month + deposit. 704-202-0605 China Grove. One room eff. w/ private bathroom & kitchenette. All utilities incl'd. $379/mo. + $100 deposit. 704-857-8112

Condos and Townhomes


Located at Woodleaf Road & Holly Avenue

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

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

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

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

2 BR, 1 BA off Morlan Park Rd., has refrig. & stove, furnished yard maint. & garbage pickup. No pets. Rent $550, Dep. $500. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 2 BR, 1 BA, close to Salisbury High. Rent $425, dep. $400. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 2BR brick duplex with carport, convenient to hospita. $450 per month. 704-637-1020 AAA+ Apartments $425-$950/mo. Chambers Realty 704-637-1020

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

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


2 Homes in East Rowan, 3 BR, 2 BA. $975-$1050. Lease, dep. & ref. req. 704.798.7233 3 BR, 1 BA, has refrigerator, stove & big yard. No pets. $625/rent + $600/dep. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

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

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


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


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

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

Colonial Village Apts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Good Place to Liveâ&#x20AC;? 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


2205 Woodleaf Rd., Salisbury, NC 28147

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

Colony Garden Apartments

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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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 BR duplex in excellent cond., w/ appl. $560/mo. + dep. Ryburn Rentals 704-637-0601

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

Western Rowan County

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

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




Real Estate Commercial

Salisbury. 3BR,2½BA. 1.85 acres, corner lot. 1,840 sq. ft. 2 car garage, $195,000. 1070 Dunns Mtn. Church Rd. Call 704-326-6490

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

Great Location

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

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

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.



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.

Southwestern Rowan Co.


W. Rowan

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.


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

Land for Sale

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

Apartments 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 Airport Road, All elec. 2 BR, 1 BA. $450per month + dep. & lease. Call 704-637-0370

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

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:

Investment Property

China Grove


Unique Property

Granite Quarry. 1112 Birch St. (Eastwood Dev) 3BR, 2BA. 1,900 sq. ft. w/ in-ground pool. Beautiful home inside with open floor plan, hardwood floors, large master suite, cathedral ceilings and sunroom. Tastefully landscaped outside. A MUST SEE and owner is ready to sell! $179,800. Please call 704-433-0111

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

Move in Ready!

Fulton Heights


Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

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



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

Eastwind Apartments Low Rent Available For Elderly & Disabled. Rent Based on Social Security Income *Spacious 1 BR *Located on bus line *Washer/Dryer Hookups Call Fisher Realty at: 704-636-7485 for more information. EXTRA NICE 2 BR Large deck, heat pump/cent air, vinyl windows, refrig., D/W, W/D hook-up. Nonsmoker. No HUD. 3 person max. $525/mo + dep. Refs req. 5 miles south of Mocksville. No calls after 8:30pm. 336-284-6332. Fleming Heights Apartments 55 & older 704-636-5655 Mon.-Fri. 2pm-5pm. Call for more information. Equal Housing Opportunity. TDD Sect. 8 vouchers accepted. 800-735-2962

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.

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

Don't Pay Rent! 3BR, 2BA home at Crescent Heights. Call 704-239-3690 for info. Faith. Nice 2BR/1BA, double carport, basement. 1018 Church St. 704-2133963 or 704-279-2679 Fulton St. 3 BR, 1 ½ BA. Refrigerator, stove furnished. Rent $725, Dep., $700. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 Granite Quarry, 309 Aspen Ave., 3 BR, 2 BA, $750/mo. + $750 deposit. 704-855-5353 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 Landis 2BR / 1BA. Good school district. Lease option or owner financing. 704-202-2696

Lovely Duplex


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

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

Moreland Pk area. 2BR all appliances furnished. $495-$595/mo. Deposit negotiable. Section 8 welcome. 336-247-2593 Moving to Town? Need a home or Apartment? We manage rental homes & apartments. Call and let us help you. Waggoner Realty Co. 704-633-0462

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


SALISBURY POST Houses for Rent Rockwell 1BR/1BA, appls, elec H/A, large storage bldg., $500/mo + dep. 704279-6850 or 704-798-3035 Rockwell 2BR/1BA, appls, central H/A, large storage bldg., $575/mo + dep. 704279-6850 or 704-798-3035 Rowan County. 2BR, 1BA. Kitchen, living room, sunroom, utility room. $600/ mo. + $600 dep. 704-9387218 or 704-785-1239 Sali. 4 BR, 1½ BA $800 all elec., brick, E. Spen. Apt. 2 BR, 1 BA, $425. Carolina-Piedmont Properties 704-248-2520 Salisbury 2BR. $525 and up. GOODMAN RENTALS 704-633-4802 Salisbury 345 Cromer Rd. & 504 Cruise Rd, 3BRs in countryside, $850/mo. & 922 N. Main St. 3BR, $650/mo. 704-645-9986 Salisbury

They don't build them like this anymore!

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CLASSIFIED Office and Commercial Rental Numerous Commercial and office rentals to suit your needs. Ranging from 500 to 5,000 sq. ft. Call Victor Wallace at Wallace Realty, 704-636-2021 Office Building with 3 office suites; small office in office complex avail.; 5,000 sq.ft. warehouse w/loading docks & small office. Call Bradshaw Real Estate 704-633-9011

Rooms for Rent





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

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

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

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

Prime Location 309 North Main St. Ground level, newly redecorated. 765 sq. ft. Utilities, janitorial & parking included. Call 704798-8488 RESTAURANT Exceptionally clean, well maintained restaurant. Building & all equipment lease for $2900 / month Call 704-310-0346 to schedule viewing & for more information. Salisbury 421 Faith Rd. Approx. 1,000 sq. ft. commercial property. $625 / mo. + dep. 704-633-9556


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

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

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

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

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

We Do Taxes!! Over 150 vehicles in Stock! Autos

Hide While You Seek! Our ‘blind boxes’ protect your privacy.

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

Collector Cars

Collector Cars

Service & Parts

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


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

We have office suites available in the Executive Center. First Month Free with No Deposit! With all utilities from $150 and up. Lots of amenities. Call Karen Rufty at B & R Realty 704-202-6041

Salisbury, Kent Executive Park ofc suites, ground flr. avail. Utilities pd. Conf. rm., internet access, break room, pkg. 704-202-5879 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. Spencer Shops Lease great retail space for as little as $750/mo for 2,000 sq ft at. 704-431-8636

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 Spencer

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

Blvd., Statesville Suitable for beauty shop or office. Please Call 704-636-6100

Office and Commercial Rental st

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

China Grove. 1200 sq ft. $800/mo + deposit. Call 704-855-2100 Furnished Key Man Office Suites - $250-350. Jake & 150. Util & internet incl. 704-721-6831 Granite Quarry - Start the New Year Right! Only two units left! Move in by 1/31/11 and pay no rent until 4/1/11. Comm. Metal Bldg. perfect for hobbyist or contractor. Call for details 704-232-3333

Office Complex 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

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

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

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

Chevrolet Aveo LS Sedan, 2008. Summer yellow exterior w/neutral interior. Stock #F11069A. $10,079. 1-800-542-9758

Bostian Heights. 2BR. Trash, lawn, & water service. No pets. $425/mo + deposit. 704-857-4843 LM

Toyota Venza, 2010. Aloe green metallic exterior with ivory interior. Stock #F11127A. $26,577. Call 1-800-542-9758. Now Lincoln MKZ, 2007, Black Opal w/black leather interior, 3.5 V6, auto trans, all power options, dual power seats, AM/FM/CD, HEAT & AIR COOLED SEATS, chrome rims, AWESOME RIDE!!! 704-603-4255 Toyota Yaris Base Sedan, 2010. Black sand pearl w/dark charcoal interior. Stock # P7607. $10,777. 1-800-542-9758

Cleveland. Very nice large 3BR/2BA manufactured home located on large private lot. Rent with option to buy $800/mo. 704-855-2300 East Area. 2BR, water, trash. Limit 2. Dep. req. No pets. Call 704-6367531 or 704-202-4991 East Area. 2BR/2BA, on 3 acre private lot, carport, appls, $600/mo. + dep. No pets. 704-202-4668

Chevrolet Malibu, 2004. 6 cylinder. 3.5 engine. 124,000 miles. Tan. Great condition. Clear title. Power windows, locks. Good tires. AM/ FM/CD. $4,200. Please call 704-245-8843

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

Mercedes S320, 1999 Black on Grey leather interior, 3.2, V6, auto trans, LOADED, all power ops, low miles, SUNROOF, chrome rims good tires, extra clean MUST SEE! 704-6034255

East Rowan area. 3BR, 2BA on private lot. Central air. Water furnished 704-754-7137 Rowan. 2BR. East trash and lawn service included. No pets. $450 month. 704-433-1255 Faith area. 2BR, 1BA. A/C, appliances, water/ sewer, quiet. No pets. $375-$450/mo. + deposit. 704-279-2939 Faith. 2BR, 1BA. Water, trash, lawn maint. incl. No pets. Ref. $425. 704-2794282 or 704-202-3876

Honda Civic Si, 2009. Alabaster Silver Metallic w/ Black interior. Stock #T10720A. $18,879. 1-800-542-9758 Dodge Avenger, 2008. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

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

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

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

Financing Available!

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


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

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


Volvo V70, 2.4 T, 2001. Ash Gold Metallic exterior with tan interior. 5 speed auto trans. w/ winter mode. 704-603-4255

Transportation Dealerships

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

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

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

Call Steve today! 704-603-4255


Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Weekly Special Only $17,995

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, 2005. Bright Silver Metallic exterior with black cloth interior. 6-speed, hard top, 29K miles. Won't Last! Call Steve today! 704-603-4255 Volkswagen Passat GLS, 2002. SilverStone Grey Metallic / Grey leather interior. 1.8 turbo w/ 5- speed auto trans, HEATED SEATS, AM/FM/CD,, SUNROOF, all pwr options, DRIVES EXCELLENT!!!! Call Steve at 704-603-4255

Tim Marburger Honda 1309 N First St. (Hwy 52) Albemarle NC 704-983-4107

BMW X5, 2001. Alpine White / Tan leather interior 3.0 v6 tiptronic trans. AWD, AM/FM/CD. Sunroof. Alloy rims, all pwr options. WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR!!!! Call Steve at 704-603-4255

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

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

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


West 13 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

Over 150 vehicles in Stock!

Tim Marburger Dodge 287 Concord Pkwy N. Concord, NC 28027 704-792-9700

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

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

Rooms for Rent

Open Sundays 12pm-5pm

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

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

Transportation Dealerships


Transportation Financing

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

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

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

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

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

Between Salis. & China Grove. 2BR. No pets. Appl. & trash pickup incl. $475/ mo + dep. 704-855-7720 Ford Mustang, 1968, 302 Coupe, AT, PB, Private Owner 22 years Great condition $13,500 336-362-1902

Open Sundays 12pm-5pm Rentals & Leasing

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

Ford Mustang GT, 2006. Satin Silver Metallic / Light Graphite cloth interior. 4.6 V8 5-speed trans. SHAKER SOUND SYSTEM, all pwr, aftermarket rims. EXTRA CLEAN MUSCLE MACHINE !!! Call Steve at 704-603-4255

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

Over 150 vehicles in Stock!

Lexus LS 400, 1999, Cashmere Beige Metallic ext. w/Cypress Leather interior, 4.0, V8 auto trans AM/FM/CD changer, all power ops, SUNROOF, alloy rims RIDE & DRIVE TODAY!! 704-603-4255


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

Kia Spectra EX Sedan, 2009. Champagne gold exterior w/beige interior. Stock #P7568. $7,677. 1-800-542-9758

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

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

Spencer. 3BR. Appliances. Well water. $495/ mo. + $400 dep. Please call 704-630-0785 Spencer. 3BRs & 2BAs. Remodeled. Great area! Owner financing available. 704-202-2696

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

Jeep 1996 Grand Cherokee, 4 door, 4 wheel drive, one owner, garage kept, red w/gray interior, good mechanical condition, $2,000. 704-202-4098

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

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

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

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MawMaws Kozy Kitchen One Year Anniversary

Happy Sweet 16 Birthday to my daughter, Miesha Glenn. May God bless you with many more. Love you, Mom

Happy 8th Birthday to my BFF, Dorothy M! Have a great day! Love, Brenna Miller

Happy Birthday Da-Da Billy. This is your special day. May God bless you with many, many more! We love you. The Goodlett & Ellis Grands and Great-Grands!

Dorothy, you are 8 now, but you act like you're 3! Happy Birthday! Love, Roger

Happy Sweet 16 Birthday to my big sister Miesha G. Love ya, Jamarian Glenn

Happy 2nd Birthday Ra'jon. Daddy wishes you the best. I love you & miss you. Love ya, Da-Da!





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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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Chevrolet Trailblazer, 2005. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Ford Expedition Limited, 2007. Black clearcoat w/ Charcoal Black/Caramel interior. Stock #F11192A. $24,979. 1-800-542-9758

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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

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

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

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

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Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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

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

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

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Cable networks plan flood of royal wedding shows NEW YORK (AP) — Television viewers will be able to see hours on hours of programming tied to this spring’s royal wedding before Prince William and Kate Middleton even approach Westminster Abbey for their big day. A Lifetime movie, a show that brings wedding fanatics from the U.S. over to London and a TLC special on hoarders of royal memorabilia are all in the works. These runup shows are in addition to the anticipated exhaustive coverage of the April 29 wedding itself by news programs. “It’s wedding fever here,” said Perry Simon, general manager of BBC Worldwide Americas. “All wedding, all the time.” There’s no surprise that the American offshoot of the British Broadcasting Corp. would try to own the story in the weeks leading up to the nuptials. BBC America has already aired two specials, “William & Kate: Modern Monarchy” and “Modern Monarchy: Here and There,” and will air them again. The network is also working to acquire up to a half dozen other specials, including ones on Princess Diana, another on her two sons and one on royal lineage. BBC America’s biggest push will be for “Royally Mad,” a two-part series led by “So You Think You Can

In the week leading up to the wedding, the TLC network will air a series of programs. Dance” host Cat Deeley, which premieres April 12. The show finds four royal wedding fanatics who have never been out of the U.S. and takes them to London to visit people and places that play a part in the wedding story. “We wanted to do a combination of programming that took an affectionate look at the wedding but could also have a sense of humor,” Simon said. He wants to examine what the event means from both the American and British perspectives. Simon was working in NBC’s entertainment department when William’s father, Prince Charles, married Diana in 1981 and remembered the attention paid to the event. “It took us all by surprise,” he said. “We thought there would be some interest, but we had no idea how much interest there would be. These kinds of events are once-in-a-generation. The royal family is unique.” In the week leading up to the wedding, the TLC net-

work will air a series of programs. One special will tell the story of India Hicks, who was one of Princess Diana’s bridesmaids. She tells stories about what that day was like. The special on extreme collecting of royal memorabilia is another highlight of TLC’s programming plans. Archived footage and interviews with the royal family will be rolled out in separate shows. Lifetime, known for its signature romantic movies, has commissioned “William & Kate.” The movie chronicles their courtship, from the moment they met and when a friendship turned into romance, with the unique difficulties that go into dating a member of the royal family. Nico Evers-Swindell and Camilla Luddington portray the couple in the movie, which doesn’t have an air date yet but will be seen in April. The tiny Wedding Central network, an offshoot of WE that is seen in only 3.5 million homes, has ordered a documentary it boldly calls “William & Kate: The Wedding of the Century.” The special, the first piece of original programming the network has made, will talk to designers, cake makers, wedding planners and experts to hear their vision of the day.

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Today’s celebrity birthdays Singer Slim Whitman is 87. Guitarist Paul Stanley of Kiss is 59. TV host Bill Maher is 55. Actor Lorenzo Lamas is 53. Actor James Denton is 48. Actor Rainn Wilson is 45. Actress Stacey Dash is 44. Actor Reno Wilson is 42. Singer Edwin McCain is 41. Actor Skeet Ulrich is 41. Drummer Rob Bourdon of Linkin Park is 32.

Co-producer of ‘Narnia’ films dies at 39 in NYC NEW YORK (AP) — Perry Moore, a co-producer of “The Chronicles of Narnia” film series and the author of an award-winning novel about a gay teenager with superpowers, was found unconscious in his bathroom and died later at a hospital, police said. He was 39. His father, Bill Moore, told The New York Daily News in Saturday editions that an initial autopsy was inconclusive. “I have no clue what happened. The examiner said he was in good condition,” Bill Moore said. His father and friends said he suffered from chronic back pain. Moore was found unconscious in the bathroom of his Manhattan home Thursday, and doctors couldn’t save his life, police said. The cause of death will be determined by the city’s medical examiner, but no foul play was suspected. Moore had a varied career in television and in film, as producer, screenwriter and director. His 2007 novel, “Hero,” won the Lambda Literary Award for best novel for young gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender children or adults. Moore, who was gay, said in an interview on his website that in writing the novel, he had wanted to tell the story of his father, a Vietnam veteran, “and his son.” “Like most young people, I grew up feeling alienated and different — for very specific reasons in my case — in a place that didn’t value differences,” he said. “I also have this borderline-crazy belief in the power of literature to

Moore was an executive producer on all three hugely successful “Narnia” films, and authored a best-selling illustrated book for the first film, “The Chronicles of Narnia:The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” change the universe. So I’d always wanted to tell this story.” Moore was an executive producer on all three hugely successful “Narnia” films, and authored a best-selling illustrated book for the first film, “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” He directed a 2008 drama with Sissy Spacek called “Lake City” and co-directed a documentary about children’s book author Maurice Sendak with Hunter Hill and Spike Jonze. He scored a “Sexy Man of the Week” rating by People Magazine in 2007. But it was his novel about a super-powered teenager that seemed to focus his passions. With “Hero,” he said he hoped to create a gay superhero who was not, he said, a supporting character, victim or token. “I decided I would write the definitive comingof-age story of the world’s

first gay teen superhero,” he said. It was the death of one of the first prominent gay heroes in the Marvel Comics universe, Northstar, at the hands of X-Men’s Wolverine, that spurred him to finish the book. “He slaughtered the X-Men’s token gay hero,” Moore said. “I found this story be disturbing, to say the least.” He compiled a list of gay characters in comics to show how most were “minor characters, and victims who are tortured, maimed and killed.” Moore was born in Virginia Beach, Va., and majored in English at the University of Virginia, according to his website. He started his career in television at MTV and VH1, then worked for “The Rosie O’Donnell Show.” He later joined Walden Media, the company that produced the films based on C.S. Lewis’ “Narnia” books.



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she had been studying before the oil spill on April 20 and said there was a noticeable change. Much of the oil she found on the sea floor — and in the water column — was chemically fingerprinted, proving it comes from the BP spill. Joye is still waiting for results to show other oil samples she tested are from BP’s Macondo well. She also showed pictures of oil-choked bottom-dwelling creatures. They included dead crabs and brittle stars — starfish like critters that are normally bright orange and tightly wrapped around coral.

These brittle stars were pale, loose and dead. She also saw tube worms so full of oil they suffocated. “This is Macondo oil on the bottom,” Joye said as she showed slides. “This is dead organisms because of oil being deposited on their heads.” Joye said her research shows that the burning of oil left soot on the sea floor, which still had petroleum products. And even more troublesome was the tremendous amount of methane from the BP well that mixed into the Gulf and was mostly ignored

the Gulf of Mexico would almost fully recover by 2012 — something Joye and Lubchenco said isn’t right. “I’ve been to the bottom. I’ve seen what it looks like with my own eyes. It’s not going to be fine by 2012,” Joye told the Associated Press. “You see what the bottom looks like, you have a different opinion.” NOAA chief Lubchenco said “even though the oil degraded relatively rapidly and is now mostly but not all gone, damage done to a variety of species may not become obvious for years to come.” Lubchenco Saturday also announced the start of a Gulf restoration planning process to get the Gulf back to the condition it was on Apr. 19, the day before the spill. That program would eventually be

paid for BP and other parties deemed responsible for the spill. This would be separate from an already begun restoration program that would improve all aspects of the Gulf, not just the oil spill, but has not been funded by the government yet, she said. The new program, which is part of the Natural Resources Damage Assessment program, is part of the oil spill litigation — or out-of-court settlement — in which the polluters pay for overall damage to the ecosystem and efforts to return it to normal. This is different than paying compensation to people and businesses directly damaged by the spill. The process will begin with public meetings all over the region,

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a dead crab was seen near oil residue on a still-damaged sea floor about 10 miles north of the Bp oil rig accident.

by other researchers. Joye and three colleagues last week published a study in Nature Geoscience that said the amount of gas injected into the Gulf was the equivalent of between 1.5 and 3 million barrels of oil. “The gas is an important part of understanding what happened,” said Ian MacDonald of Florida State University. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration chief Jane Lubchenco told reporters Saturday that “it’s not a contradiction to say that although most of the oil is gone, there still remains oil out there.” Earlier this month, Kenneth Feinberg, the government’s oil compensation fund czar, said based on research he commissioned he figured


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WASHINGTON (AP) — Oil from the BP spill remains stuck on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, according to a scientist’s video and slides that demonstrate the oil isn’t degrading as hoped and has decimated life on parts of the sea floor. At a science conference in Washington, marine scientist Samantha Joye of the University of Georgia aired early results of her December submarine dives around the BP spill site. She went to places she had visited in the summer and expected the oil and residue from oil-munching microbes would be gone by then. It wasn’t. “There’s some sort of a bottleneck we have yet to identify for why this stuff doesn’t seem to be degrading,” Joye told the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual conference in Washington. Her research and those of her colleagues contrasts with other studies that show a more optimistic outlook about the health of the gulf, saying microbes did great work munching the oil. “Magic microbes consumed maybe 10 percent of the total discharge, the rest of it we don’t know,” Joye said, later adding: “There’s a lot of it out there.” The head of the agency in charge of the health of the Gulf said Saturday that she thought “most of the oil is gone.” And a Department of Energy scientist, doing research with a grant from BP from before the spill, said his examination of oil plumes in the water column show that microbes have done a “fairly fast” job of eating the oil. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab scientist Terry Hazen said his research differs from Joye’s because they looked at different places at different times. Joye’s research was more widespread, but has been slower in being published in scientific literature. In five different expeditions, the last one in December, Joye and colleagues took 250 cores of the sea floor and travelled across 2,600 square miles. Some of the locations



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The wet and stormy weather of the West will spread into the Plains Sunday. The major winter storm that pounded the West yesterday will bring a moderate mix of wintry precipitation to the Plains by Sunday morning. Energetic disturbances combined with ample moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and arctic air from the north will support heavy snowfall through much of the day. As the system intensifies, strong gusty winds will result in possible blizzard conditions in South Dakota with periods of blowing and drifting snow. The storm will have the potential to produce 5 to 10 inch snow accumulations or greater across much of the Upper Midwest from Saturday night through Monday morning. Meanwhile, bands of ice are expected to develop from northern Iowa into northern Ohio and southern Michigan during the afternoon. Ice accumulations in these areas may exceed 0.25 inches. Moderate snow showers are expected to develop to the north of this ice belt, while scattered rain showers and thunderstorms develop to the south. In addition to wintry precipitation, expect drastically lower daytime highs across the Central U.S. with a temperature change exceeding 30 degrees in some areas. As active weather spreads into the Central U.S., scattered snow showers with periods of light to moderate snow accumulations will persist across the Rockies. Meanwhile, the West Coast will see a brief break in wet weather activity as low pressure lifts to the east. Residual moisture may kick up a few light, patchy showers. Daytime highs are expected to remain below seasonal values through the middle of the week. Finally, dry conditions with colder temperatures will prevail in the East through Sunday.

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roadband industry consultant Craig Settles says municipalities like Salisbury that are developing fiber-to-the-home networks need to plan for the future with business customers in mind, not consumers with limited personal needs. Settles, 54, of Oakland, Calif., spoke Feb. 11 at a luncheon that was part of Salisbury City Council’s annual planning retreat. In a Q&A interview afterwards with the Salisbury Post, Settles discussed Salisbury’s Fibrant network, the need for speed, white space technology, the role of wireless communications and other topics. Settles, who attended the University of Southern California and the University of California at Berkley, served in 1999 as director of electronic commerce for Metricom, which marketed Ricochet wireless Internet access service, the precursor to municipal wireless networks. He has written two books, “Fighting the Good Fight for Municipal Wireless” in 2005 and “Fighting the Next Good Fight: Bringing True Broadband to Your Community.” In recent years he has consulted with several cities on municipal broadband strategy. Here is an edited transcript of the interview: Q: One of our readers wants to know what happens when people quit plugging in? Mobile is the new norm. Even the cable guys have to be nervous. A: You cannot have a wireless network without fiber, because all those access points, those radio transmitters, they have to come back to a wire. And, the other half of that is, wireless by the physics of wireless can only go so fast. I think it comes out to be about 20 megabits, maybe 30 megabits per second, and you physically cannot get a reliable connection any faster than that. Some miracle could always happen down the road, but wireless is governed by the laws of physics. So it’s not about a product, per se. Q: Another person said, “I would love to hear an objective view on Fi-

brant. If his credentials support such ...” A: Ha! Q: “... please offer a layman’s opinion. There is too much anecdotal information out there.” A: If I look at every other place that I’ve talked to which has a successful network, there is nothing to indicate that this network will not be successful as well. It’s using the right technology. They’ve got it up and running. The group that’s running it is very measured in how they expand the network, and this is a critical thing actually. They’re being careful not to oversell it — like literally, as far as subscribers. They’re being careful not to overhype it. And they are being careful about how they expand the capacity. It becomes a combination of economics and just the cost of building a network. So while technically they could build in the capability for the network to provide a gigabit (per second) and will do so eventually, if you do it too soon, you’re supporting costs that you can’t make back. Q: What percentage of the population needs 100 megabits per second? A: For the next year, probably a third. And that is truly a guesstimate. For the general public — everyday people walking down the street — their need is not as great. They’re doing things like downloading videos, sending pictures to Grandma of the kids and all those kinds of things. In a lot of places, what’s already in place is fine for the average non-data-intensive business But when I look at, No. 1, where we’re going to be in three years and what applications are going to be out there, 100 megabits will be probably the norm in three years, definitely in five. If I look at the businesses that will drive a local economy, the need even currently is for hundreds of megabits — if I look at biotech, if I look at software, software engineering and development, everything related to digital imagery ... When you look at who’s adopting data-intensive applications, who wants to do video in the future, cloud computing in the future, telecommuting in the next three to five years, that’s trending upward. If as a community you say that you have a network and you want to use it for economic development, every community that says


Broadband consultant and author Craig Settles says Salisbury’s fiber-to-the home should be successful if it targets growth and constantly educates customers. that, their need for 100 megabits or more is right now. In discussions, things get a little crazy because people think about the consumer, they think about their own personal needs, and there isn’t in their mind a clear demand for a gigabit network. In my first book, one of my first points was you do not want to build this network based on individual consumers. If you do, your business model is going to be in jeopardy. Because they need too little, they’re too fickle and they cost too much to both get and keep for you to make a solid business of it. So where it makes sense is government use, business use, educa-

tion use — and I include in there retraining workers, getting kids ready for the kinds of software and technology that’s out there to support learning. That is extremely data-intense. So at a community level, if you’re talking about the community’s needs, then the need for a gigabit is here and now. And clearly there are communities that are proving that — Chattanooga, Santa Monica, Wilson, Ontario County in New York — like 80-some communities that are running their own, either through a public utility or city government. Q: One of our online commenters was talking about the network’s abili-

ty to draw business and said, “Not really. Soon just about every town and city will have high speed suitable for business. White space super wifi will arrive everywhere with cheapo super high speeds in the next two years.” What about white space? A: That is a gamble of sorts. On paper white space is everywhere, and on paper, the thing that makes white space what it is points to the ability to bring both cheap and fast wireless access in a lot of places. In fact, when you talk about small, rural communities, that may be the best hope. At a realistic level, there’s a very small percentage


Logan attack raises women’s issues in Egypt Brutal assault underscores fears, oppression was unaware of any investigation into the attack on Logan. He noted that police were pulled off the streets on Jan. AIRO — For a moment, it seemed 28, three days after the outbreak of the Egypt wasn’t just throwing off its protests, and haven’t returned, with political shackles. Women long the exception of traffic police. suffering from the scourge of sexual The American network has said Loharassment reported Cairo’s Tahrir gan, her team and their security “were Square, command central of the upris- surrounded by a dangerous element ing, had become a safe zone free of the amidst the celebration.” During the upgroping and leering common in their rising, anti-government protesters in country. Tahrir Square had been largely peaceNow the reported attack on a senior ful, except when coming under attack U.S. television correspondent during by police or pro-Mubarak gangs trying the final night of the 18-day revolt has to break up the large crowds. The proshown that the threat of violence government forces also beat and haagainst women in Egypt remains very rassed dozens of foreigners, including real. reporters and photographers. CBS has said its chief foreign correLogan was ultimately saved by a spondent, Lara Logan, went through a group of Egyptian women and around “brutal and sustained sexual assault 20 soldiers. After reconnecting with and beating” by a frenzied mob in the her crew, she returned to the United square during Friday’s celebrations of States on Saturday. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s The night that Logan was assaulted, ouster. The Associated Press does not the nature of the crowd in Tahrir name victims of sexual assault unless changed. the victim agrees to be identified. While only the most dedicated had Logan was released from a U.S. hos- turned up in the preceding 18 days — pital and was recovering in her Washovercoming fear of arrest and bound ington-area home, as her story raised by the shared goal of bringing down issues often left unaddressed in the Mubarak — hundreds of thousands Middle East. from all parts of Cairo flooded the An Egyptian security official said he downtown area to celebrate the presiBY KARIN LAUB



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dent’s downfall. In some areas, men formed human chains, cordoning off groups of women and children from pushing hordes. But it wasn’t enough protection, and women reported later that they were sexually harassed — stared at, shouted at, and groped — that night. “All the men were very respectful during the revolution,” said Nawla Darwiche, an Egyptian feminist. “Sexual harassment didn’t occur during the revolt. It occurred during that night. I was personally harassed that night.” During the uprising, women say they briefly experienced a “new Egypt,” with strict social customs casually cast aside — at least among the protesters. Young women in jeans and tank tops smoked in public, standing next to bearded Islamists who didn’t bat an eye. Men and women mingled freely, unusual for a society where gender segregation in public is still common. Women who said they had never slept away from home before were spending nights in tents pitched in the center of the square, as protesters tried to maintain control of the strategic location. The women said at the


‘60 Minutes’ correspondent Lara Logan was covering the celebration in Cairo with a broadcast crew when she was atSee ASSAULT, 4D tacked by a frenzied mob.


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Earnhardt didn’t get finish he deserved

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Declaration of sunshine All political power is vested in and derived from the people; all government of right originates from the people, is founded upon their will only, and is instituted solely for the good of the whole. ... The people of this State have the inherent, sole, and exclusive right of regulating the internal government and police thereof ...” Declaration of Rights, North Carolina State Constitution

he state Constitution leaves no doubt about who is in charge of government in North Carolina. “All political power is vested in and derived from the people,” it says. A proposed Constitutional amendment would underscore the sovereignty of the people by spelling out their right to access public records and attend meetings of public bodies. Lawmakers should support and embrace the bill. They call it the Sunshine Amendment. Sunshine laws help ensure that government operates in a transparent and open way — in the sunshine — rather than in secret. North Carolina has strong sunshine laws. This amendment would not make more records public; existing exemptions would remain in force. But it sends a strong message about the importance of open government to the state and its people. And, if approved, the amendment would require a two-thirds “supermajority” vote to create new exemptions to the openness requirements of the state’s public records and open meetings laws. In the state Senate, Andrew Brock, who represents Rowan and Davie counties, is co-sponsoring the bill, as are Fletcher Hartsell of Cabarrus and Stan Bingham of Davidson County. No Rowan representatives are listed as co-sponsors on the House side yet, but Fred Steen and Harry Warren could make a strong statement about their confidence in the people by also supporting the amendment. If the state House and Senate approve, which seems very likely, the amendment would appear on the ballot in 2012 for voter approval. The complete text of the bills, HB 87 and SB 67, is available on the General Assembly’s website, Sessions/2011/Bills. We urge you to read the bills and voice your support to state legislators. This is good governance, something the people of North Carolina believe in and want. Open government should be a matter of course, not a constant struggle against those who would operate in secret. Enshrining open government in the state Constitution would make a powerful statement to public officials and office-holders. “All political power is vested in and derived from the people,” and the people have a right to know.


Common sense

(Or uncommon wisdom, as the case may be) The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size. — Gertrude S. Wister

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hen sports fans relive the signature moments of a great competitor’s career, this is how they want to remember it: • Joe Montana cooly engineering one last scoring drive before the roaring throng at a Superbowl. • Cal Ripken making a balletic doubleplay or smacking a crisp double down the baseline before giving a wave of the cap and walking off the field. • Michael Jordan defying CHRIS gravity and the VERNER physical limitations imposed on lesser mortals as he ascends toward the heavens, hangs until next year and rams home a goal-rattling dunk. Most of the time, the gods of our games are merciful. They grant us and our heroes those sorts of memories, sharp and timeless in the center, fading to a softer focus at the edge. While time eventually robs them of youth and grace, it’s a gradual paring away that takes place over years, not split seconds. They aren’t cut down in mid-stride, hand hovering on the ball, as the audience rises in anticipation for yet another stirring finish. But not Dale Earnhardt. • • • Until the last turn of the last lap, it had been a good race, the kind NASCAR had hoped would occur at the 2001 Daytona 500. Lots of lead changes and close-

quarter jostling. A bite-your“I hope Dale’s OK,” said fingernails finish, with Michael Darrell Waltrip, the champiWaltrip leading Dale Jr., folonship driver who had recently lowed by a closing pack that in- moved to the broadcast booth. cluded, as usual, Dale Sr. right • • • in the thick of things. Boxing is sometimes called Then, catastrophe. the cruelest sport — and in Yet it didn’t seem so at first. terms of the punishment delibWhen you read accounts of the erately inflicted by combatcrash that killed NASCAR’s ants, that may be true. It’s hard biggest star a decade ago, this to look at Muhammad Ali these is one of the themes: It just did- days, hear the halting monosyln’t look that bad. Even now, relables and remember the playing those pugilistic poetfew seconds of ry of a younger video, there’s man. something inGiven the innocuous about crease in cait. reer-threatenEarnardt’s ing injuries to black ChevroNFL players, let makes conyou could make tact, yaws left, a case for the then swings cruelty of pro associated press right into a football, too. broadside skid a cruel loss: dale earnhardt But in terms that takes it of cutting comback up the track, into the path petitors down in their prime, of Ken Shrader, and into the they’re distant also-rans comturn four wall. pared to racing. Check the Compared to other crashes archives, and you’ll find that — including a prior Earnhardt while death sometimes visits mangling at Talladega — it was the ring, it’s a rarity. As for pro nothing out of the ordinary. No football, while several players different than Joe Montana tak- have suffered career-ending ining a hard sack or Cal Ripken juries and paralysis, I could getting plunked by an inside find only one instance where an fastball. NASCAR is, after all, a NFL player died during a game contact sport. — Detroit Lion Charles HughWaltrip took the checkered es, who suffered a heart attack flag. Dale Jr. took second. in 1971 while jogging back to Oblivious to what had just the huddle. occurred, many fans began Whatever the risks of other streaming away from the track. competitions, and I don’t mean But as other drivers and to trivialize them, we expect to spectators watched the frenetic see our favorite warriors finish activity taking place around the out the game — or at least reNo. 3 car, a routine wreck beturn to the field of battle after came something else. rehab. We don’t expect the

thrill of victory to turn into a wake. In racing, however, that’s the ever-present reality. “To achieve anything in this game, you must be prepared to dabble in the boundary of disaster,” the great British racing driver Sterling Moss once said. Hundreds of drivers have crossed that boundary in a century or so of organized auto racing. At Daytona alone, the toll stands at 24. At Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the number is 56. Another 24 drivers have perished at Le Mans, the famed French circuit. After Earnhardt’s death, the Charlotte Observer began researching auto racing deaths. Between 1990 and 2001, it found more than 220 drivers had been killed — most of them at smaller tracks where safety requirements are less strict. Since 2001, the list has grown by more than 200 names — and that doesn’t include drivers who perished in other countries. Drivers will tell you they don’t think about it. If they did, they couldn’t do what they do. Even with safety improvements that allow them to walk away from spectacular crashes, the brute laws of physics still prevail. While Earnhardt’s crash didn’t look that bad, later analysis estimated he was traveling at about 160 mph when his car hit the wall, bringing it to a violently abrupt halt. Earnhardt, the medical experts later assured us, died instantly — a sliver of mercy on one of racing’s cruelest days. • • • Chris Verner is opinion page editor of the Salisbury Post.

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School system takes bullying seriously Q: What is the school system doing to address the problem of bullying? A: Bullying has become a major problem in our country for school-aged children and adults. When eighth-grade students in our school system were asked recently why they had considered dropping out of school or why their friends may have dropped out of school, results indicated that bullying was the No. 1 reason. The creation of social media JUDY (Facebook, GRISSOM blogs, texting, etc.) has increased the ability for bullies to inflict harm while often remaining anonymous. Students and adults are sending harassing e-mails or instant messages and posting insulting and slanderous messages to online bulletin boards, social sites and blogs. One of the reasons that cyber-bullying has increased and has the potential to cause even more harm to children and adults is that electronic bullies can make it very difficult to determine the identity of the aggressors. Individuals can use their personal computer or

cell phone to bully another individual because it takes less energy and fortitude to express hurtful comments using a keyboard or keypad than with one’s own voice. The Rowan-Salisbury School System is diligent about monitoring what information and opportunities are available to students when using school computers or other electronic devices. However, there is an urgent need for parents and others to continue to monitor online correspondence through personal computers, phones and other media. The Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education takes a strong stand when dealing with bullying in the system’s Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct states “students, school system employees, volunteers and visitors are expected to behave in a civil and respectful manner. The board expressly prohibits unlawful discrimination, harassment and bullying. Any violation of this policy is serious, and school officials shall promptly take appropriate action.” Would it not be a better place if everyone would agree to behave in a civil and respectful manner? The Rowan-Salisbury School System has been proactive in seeking ways to help staff members recognize and deal with bullying. Some of the initiatives being implemented in

our school system to address bullying are: • All counselors have participated in a bullying prevention and intervention workshop this year. Roger Dinwiddie, an expert in the field, made the presentation focusing on effective strategies for dealing with bullies, victims, and bystanders. • An administrator from each middle and high school, along with all elementary administrators received the same training. • Policies are continually being examined and updated to reflect new state expectations. • Overton Elementary is piloting the “Olweus” program, a comprehensive, researchbased bullying prevention program. Teachers and staff intervene directly with students who have been bullied and those who have bullied others. The adults in the school are directly responsible for these immediate interventions. Other schools have expressed interest in beginning the program next year. Staff from the LINKS Grant Program are coordinating these efforts. • A session on bullying prevention will be presented on the February Early ReleaseDay for staff members from Carson High School, West High School, and EastRowan

High School. • Middle schools are implementing “Second Step,” a violence and bullying prevention program. • Positive support discipline programs are being implemented across the school system. • Guidance counselors are teaching lessons on violence and bullying. • Information on the effects of cyber-bullying is being shared across the school system, as well as information on social networks. • School nurses have been trained on bullying prevention and intervention. • Administrators address violators, using appropriate discipline. • Harmful effects of cyberbullying are being shared with students and staff. The Rowan-Salisbury School System takes bullying — physical, verbal, and cyber — very seriously. Bullying is one more of the behaviors that must be addressed by a partnership between home, community and school, if we expect to see a change. As adults, we should be setting a good example for our young people as to how we treat other people. ••• Dr. Judy Grissom is superintendent of the Rowan-Salisbury School System.



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Indiana gov has tamed debt dragon he country needs a 2012 presidential candidate whose No. 1 aim is to tame the raging federal debt. That candidate well could be Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, who’s proved he can manage at the state level. All prospective GOP candidates will propose deep spending cuts, but Daniels rightly elevates the cause of debt control to an epic battle for the nation’s future. At the recent Conservative Political Action Conference, he declared that, as during the 1860s, the 1940s and the Cold War, “the American project is MORTON menaced by a surKONDRACKE vival-level threat. “We face an enemy, lethal to liberty, and even more implacable than those America has defeated before. We cannot deter it. ... We cannot negotiate with it, any more than with an iceberg or a Great White.” He labeled it “the new Red Menace” and called for a new national unity around battling it. “It is our generational assignment. It is the mission of our era.” Daniels told me months ago that there was a “2 percent chance” that he might run for president, but he is acting like that percentage has risen considerably — as witness his appearing at the CPAC cattle show. It might be a long shot for a mild-mannered, 5-foot-7-inch Hoosier with a droll wit to win the nomination or the presidency, but Daniels has both the message and the record to improve the odds. He’s also got the resume — congressional aide, think tank president, millionaire CEO, White House budget director, popular two-term governor and HarleyDavidson rider. In recently published lists of the states and their deficits, Indiana appears in the best shape of any in the nation. Daniels inherited a $200 million deficit when first elected in 2000, but he has produced seven straight balanced budgets, mainly through efficiencies, not tax increases. The state built up a $1.3 billion surplus by 2008, which helped see it through the Great Recession. Now, he has a program whereby, when the state reaches balance, it stops collecting taxes.


At the same time, the Indiana governor is not a mere spendingslasher. He calls himself “a bit of a Whig,” meaning he thinks the government has jobs to do, including building infrastructure and educating children. He just believes in government doing what it does well. He controversially sold the Indiana Toll Road to private investors for $1.8 billion to reinvest in other roads. “We can build in half the time and two-thirds the cost when we use our own money and are free of the federal rule book,” he told CPAC. Indiana has 18,000 fewer ASSOCIATED PRESS state employees Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, who spoke recently at the Conservative Political Action Conferthan it did in 2000 ence in Washington, describes himself as ‘a bit of a Whig’ who shuns the notion of political and has the martyrdom. fewest per capita in the country. Property taxes are now the low“The nation must be summoned or Sean.” est in the nation. The state is one to General Quarters in the cause Even though he is personally of just nine with a AAA bond ratof economic growth,” he said. “We anti-abortion, he’s called for a ing. don’t have a prayer of defeating “truce” on social issues to “unify Daniels applies metrics to prac- the Red Threat of our generation America.” tically every state function, inwithout a long boom of almost unDaniels also told CPAC that cluding the time it takes to clear a precedented duration” through conservatives “must display a building permit and wait times at “faster expansion of the private heart for every American, and a the Bureau of Motor Vehicles sector.” special passion for those still on (down from 40 minutes to eight.) What sets Daniels apart from the first rung of life’s ladder. UpSo, Daniels can deliver. And other GOP candidates is a willingward mobility is the crux of the what he proposes is “a way back ness to compromise with adverAmerican promise.” to greatness” for the country by saries and build a “big tent” to atWhile slamming much of Presidealing “decisively” with the tract support. dent Barack Obama’s program, es“arithmetic of disaster” currently “I wish to be plain-spoken,” he pecially health care reform, he’s facing it. bravely told the tea-party-heavy praised his Race to the Top proHe would write new “comCPAC crowd. “It is up to us to argram in education and is adapting pacts” for future Social Security gue for the best way back with all it in Indiana. and Medicare recipients based on our passion. Daniels lacks the charisma of a means-testing benefits and vouch“But should the best way back movie star, and he can’t throw a ers for buying private health inbe blocked, while the enemy football 90 yards. But he is a surance. draws nearer, then someone will Ronald Reagan-Jack Kemp “Our morbidly obese federal need to find the second best way. “growth” conservative. And he did government needs not just behavOr the third, because the nation’s win re-election by 18 points ior modification,” he told CPAC, survival requires it.” against an Obama tide. It could “but bariatric surgery.” He would “Purity in martyrdom is for sui- just happen. cut defense as well as civilian cide bombers,” he added. “As we • • • spending. have learned in Indiana, big He would reform taxes to make changes require big majorities. Morton Kondracke is executive them “lower and flatter” and “unWe will need people who never editor of Roll Call, the newspaper tie Gulliver” with deregulation. tune in to Rush or Glenn or Laura of Capitol Hill.

We need an actual budget for actual lives n the day the Obama administration released its FY 2012 budget, two friends who don’t know each other sent different reactions. First William, a passionate New York Democrat: “Yeah, let’s cut public health services,” he wrote. “Pardon me while I puke. Will this gutless worm fight for anything? He accepts GOP premises and fights on their turf.” Next Jennifer, a less partisan GENE Arkansas RepubliLYONS can: “Obama, reducing the deficit by reducing Pell Grants is NOT a good idea,” she wrote. “That might hurt more than it will help. Even with scholarships, I still relied heavily on every penny of my Pell Grants and worked at least two part time jobs all through college. I say cut elsewhere.” Then there’s Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman. Granting that with Republicans controlling the House the White House budget is mostly political theater, he assesses its “symbolic meaning.” To Krugman, the budget signals that Obama “has effectively given up on the idea that the government can do anything to create jobs in a depressed economy. In effect, although without saying so explicitly, the Obama administration has accepted the Republican claim that stimulus failed, and should never be tried again.” Really? Then how come the president specifically compared his budget to a middle-class family sacrificing comfort to invest in their daughter’s college education? “My budget does the same,”


But not, alas, a very well-informed people. Writing in the Financial Times, former Reagan administration Treasury official Bruce Bartlett digs up a Cornell University survey showing that large percentages of Americans falsely believe that they’ve never benefited from a government social program. Specifically, 60 percent of those claiming a home mortgage deduction; 53 percent of student loan beneficiaries; a staggering 44 percent Obama argued. “I’m proposing ... better strategy is to give the opposi- of Social Security, and 40 percent job-creating investments in roads, tion what it’s got — in this case, of Medicare recipients. (“Keep high-speed trains and broadband. sweeping wins in the 2008 congres- your government hands off my This means cutting-edge research sional elections — and then attack Medicare.”) Bartlett cites a Tax that holds the promise of creating its weakest point, here that regard- Foundation study showing that in countless jobs and whole new inless of how they voted, more Amer- 2004, “a typical middle-class famidustries, like clean energy and icans think like Jennifer than not. ly...received $16,781 in benefits biotechnology. And it means imThat is, that while debt worries from the federal government.” proving our schools and making them, and they favor less spending Indeed, upwards of 80 percent of college more affordable — to give in the abstract, they also see clear the budget consists of Social Secuevery young person the chance to value in programs that benefit peo- rity, Medicare, Medicaid, the Pentafulfill his or her potential.” ple like them. (Believe me: Every gon and interest on the national I’d never argue economics with dime invested in my friend’s educa- debt. Krugman, who’s been proven cortion was well-spent.) A new Pew Truthfully, Democrats have rect so often that he’s become the poll shows that this attitude is true done a poor job of educating a object of almost as many personal almost across the board. slothful electorate. Maybe if he attacks on Fox News as Al Gore. People say that deficit reduction hadn’t run against somebody About the symbolism, however, he’s is more important than job creation named Clinton, Obama might have all wet. by a (surprisingly close) 49 to 46 mentioned early and often that had The White House’s FY 2012 percent plurality. But when it we stuck with Clinton administrabudget proposal is more a political comes to actual budget cuts, they tion fiscal policy over the past document than an economic oppose them in 15 out of 18 catedecade, no “debt crisis” would exist roadmap. And what it symbolizes is gories. Specifically, Americans fatoday. this: for all of my New York vor spending MORE on education Over coming months, however, friend’s disappointment, President by 62 to 11 percent. the president’s job is to appear Obama’s got William’s vote locked Meanwhile, 6 percent favor cutmore reasonable than the GOP’s up. It’s Jennifer’s support he’s afting veteran’s benefits; 12 percent tea party/Henny Penny faction: ter. would slash Social Security; 12 per- less dogmatic, more in touch with An attorney, William says that a cent Medicare; 23 percent scientific people’s actual lives, and ultimategood trial lawyer never concedes research, energy and agriculture. ly, therefore, more confident about the opposition’s premise, in this For all the angry rhetoric about the future. case, that it makes any sense to cut welfare, only 20 percent favor less • • • government spending and put peohelp for the needy. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ple out of work with 9 percent unTea party rhetoric notwithstand- columnist Gene Lyons is a Nationemployment. ing, only small minorities favor al Magazine Award winner and coBut another school of thought tearing holes in America’s social author of “The Hunting of the Pressays that a too-aggressive lawyer is safety net. We’re still a compassion- ident” (St. Martin’s Press, 2000). Emainly showing off for his client. A ate, pragmatic people. mail:

Former Treasury official Bruce Bartlett cites a Tax Foundation study showing in 2004, a typical middle-class family received $16,781 in benefits from the federal government.



Mooneyham needs annexation education Scott Mooneyham’s Feb. 15 article about annexation is entirely from the viewpoint of the NC League of Municipalities. Mooneyham should travel around our state himself and learn the other side of the issue. Mooneyham would find that forced annexation causes untold misery to thousands in many communities across the state. Forced annexation victims would tell him that the financial burden has forced many to sell their homes and move elsewhere. Hooking up to the city water/sewer systems typically costs $6,000 to $20,000 or more. Water/sewer bills will run $80 or more a month and will double every seven years if they go up 10 percent a year. There are city taxes which will cost about $1,200 each year and increase with time. This financial burden is quite substantial. And for what reason? The affected victims already have water and sewer service, so city services wastefully duplicate existing services. Mooneyham, take the time to sit in on City Council meetings and learn that cities receive Powell Bill funds for road maintenance from the state. Cities receive hundreds of thousands, and sometimes millions, of dollars from a multitude of block grants from our state and federal taxes. They receive huge sums from our sales tax revenue. Even if one buys from a store in unincorporated Bear Poplar, cities get a share of the sales tax. Non-municipal residents ALREADY greatly subsidize the cities. The affected citizens deserve the right to a separate vote before being annexed. Thank you, Sen. Andrew Brock, Rep. Fred Steen and Rep. Harry Warren for understanding this issue and supporting reform of our onerous annexation laws. Our country, state and county all grow without resorting to forced annexation. Few states allow forced annexation. Neither should North Carolina. — Larry G. Wright Salisbury

City needs stronger animal control laws Regarding the Feb. 17 letter to the editor about a barking dog: How would you like to live 50 feet from a pack of dogs being kept in a tiny backyard? There have been as many as 18. I do not know how many there are now, but someone saw the owner buying four more puppies at the flea market recently. Let me say I feel for the dogs. They are never walked, they are unkempt and they bark most of the time — night and day. I have tried many avenues to remedy the situation and after four years have simply given up. The city has no noise ordinances or limit on the number of dogs allowed per square footage. I am contemplating moving to the county because of this, but I love so much about the city of Salisbury, I hate to do that. The “powers that be” have told me a noise ordinance is being worked on, but that was more than a year ago. The police cannot issue citations for some reason I don’t understand. They told me to call them if the dogs were barking after 11 p.m. I did for a while, but no citations were issued, and I gave that up. I went to court and it was dismissed because it had been assigned to the wrong court. I’ve been told now that the only thing I can do now is go to the DA and go to court another time. I am contemplating that now, but I work and I do not have a lot of time to sit in court. Please, city of Salisbury, enact some laws to protect us citizens from neighbors with too many dogs and no sense of neighborly responsibility. (PS: I have three dogs and two cats — I love animals, but I try very hard to keep my animals from bothering my neighbors.) — Pat Marsh Salisbury

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NETWORK FROM 1D of America who — with the current technology — we can’t afford to bring broadband to them. It may be a half million, it may be three or four million, because of density — a couple of people per square mile. At that point, there’s very little other than satellite which makes sense for them. ... If I’ve got basic wireless, I might from this point be able to move this data to this point, but each point costs money to build — it may be a tower or whatever you use. ... Which is why when you talk about a rural area, people talk about the cost. It’s not so much the cost of moving from point to point, it’s the cost of building the actual points. White space is supposed to be able to get from here to all the way over there, so I don’t have to build as many points. I talked to a guy from Motorola about this just a week ago. His explanation was, if we can figure out how to do it, white space would indeed be the way to go. But the big “if” is if you get people to do that, if you can get the broadcast companies to give up the space, if you can develop technology so that the individual user has a device that can access the space. ... If your true audience is only going to be some small subset of America, then the cost per device is going to be expensive. Therein lies the problem.


“I am more of a fan, and I think most

communities are more of a fan, of putting in the infrastructure and bringing in others to deal with the services.” CRAIG SETTLES

the infrastructure — be it wireless or wired — to facilitate local government operations. You know, I’ve got people reading meters, I got traffic lights, which is usually one of the reasons why people bring fiber in; they have sensoring devices and video surveillance gear and they’ll put in a fiber network for that. They’ll put in a wireless network so all their building inspectors can gather data and enter data from the field And the dollar-saving impact from that then goes to expand the network to the general direction of, say, businesses or a business park. Then they go and sell to the business or to the hospital access to the network. They may or may not provide any services, but what they’re selling you is the access. And then they may invite a company to come in and sell access service or sell some education application or what have you. They facilitate it. They’re building infrastructure and then they are then facilitating who comes in, like building an airport. They build the airport, digitally speaking, then they convince airplanes to come and land. Then they convince people to set up






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shops and all that crazy stuff that you see at the airport. The city doesn’t run those businesses, they just give them a space in which to work and collect a fee for that, but the fee is what allows them to build all of that commercial infrastructure for all the people that come through. Q: Have you seen them do anything beyond providing Internet access, telephone service and TV connections? A: I think people are exploring options, but generally when you have those three you kind of have the backbone ... I am more of a fan, and I think most communities are more of a fan, of putting in the infrastructure and bringing in others to deal with the services. So you bring in your phone services, you bring in your medical services. In that way, the city then indeed isn’t getting into the private sector. But they are providing the infrastructure, and that becomes somewhat of a gray area. We’re at this transition where people realize that the infrastructure is infrastructure. It is that engine.

Q: That’s different from what they’re doing here. A: Like I said, four or five years ago, all this stuff was starting, more times than not your concept was you’re going to do the whole thing because you needed to do the whole thing. But even in those cases, if the network is designed to be an open network, which I understand it is here, very easily a company could come in and say “I want to provide the business service,” “I want to provide a medical health-care service.” Q: Or home security? A: Home security is a big deal. Everybody’s all about home security. So you can bring that on as long as your network is an open network. All the stimulus money went to whoever won it, whether private sector or public sector, with clearly regulated that it would be an open access network. So today is different than five years ago. And the option still exists. The same way the city has the option to expand the network by changing the technology on the endpoints of the cable, they also have the option to bring on board other service providers.


Women’s right campaigners in Egypt fear the revolution won’t bring relief from oppressive social mores.

ASSAULT FROM 1D time they felt perfectly safe, even bringing their children. Egyptian women’s rights campaigners now worry that the reprieve they experienced during the uprising was a fluke, and that their society will quickly revert to oppressive social mores that leave women vulnerable to sexual violence, with little recourse. Women in Egypt — and in many areas of the Arab world — are still afraid to report sexual assault or harassment, fearing they and their families will be stigmatized, said Medine Ebeid of Egypt’s New Woman Foundation. Only rarely do women come forward. In a widely publicized 2008 case, a woman dragged her assailant to a police station, and succeeded in sending him to jail for three years. The killing of women by male relatives for perceived violations of a strict moral code are often either covered up by the families or the assailants, if prosecuted, face light sentences. Sexual harassment remains widespread in Egypt, and even women covered up by veils and long robes in strict Islamic dress say they are not immune. A 2008 survey by the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights found that 83 percent of Egyptian women and 98 percent of foreign women in Cairo said they had been harassed — while 62 percent of men admitted to harassing. Harassment is often the flip side of conservative mores. Men who believe women should stay out of


the public sphere tend to assume that those seen in the streets are fair game. Widespread unemployment leaves young men bored, frustrated and unable to marry. Police witnessing harassment have a history of not interfering or even joining in, going after female political activists in particular, Darwiche said. In 2005, plainclothes agents trying to break up a rally by female anti-government protests tore at their clothes and pulled their hair. A proposed law banning sexual harassment and outlining criminal punishment was never put to a vote to parliament. It’s unlikely to see any action during Egypt’s ongoing political turmoil, with parliament dissolved and elections not expected for several more months. Activist Rasha Hassan said she and others hope to harness the spirit that made Tahrir safe for a while. “We believe that when people think about a big thing, all of us collect (gather) for a main goal, our good morals return,” said Hassan, who helps run Harrasmap, a website that allows women to quickly report instances of harassment via text message or Twitter. Uploaded onto a digital map of Cairo, it shows hotspots and areas that might be dangerous for women to walk alone. Asma Barlas, an expert on women in Islamic societies at Ithaca College, said change will likely be slow because traditional attitudes run deep. “When societal images of women begin to change,” she said, “maybe things will get better.” WWW.STANXWORDS.COM


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PERIOD PIECE: We’ve got something to hide by Fred Jackson III

Q: Have the municipal systems that you’ve studied branched out into selling other services or doing other things with their system to generate revenue? A: A number of cities built

It’s really all about the infrastructure. Really, technically speaking now Two or three years ago when a lot of networks that are in place started, the idea was that the city had to run the service. I think we’re at a point now where it’s optional. Not that they shouldn’t, but the infrastructure is the key part. What will happen, if I look at, say, Ontario County or I look at Cambria County in Pennsylvania ...where they built the infrastructure and then they get six, eight, 10 service providers to sell access service. So in Cambria County, Pa., in the first year of the network, all they invited were consumer service providers. They sold access services to local town government, because they bought it as a cheaper communication option. And then they brought in the service providers who were consumer focused to sell to people on the street ... and then they’re bringing in the business service providers to sell services specific for businesses. So that model reduces city risk but it maintains the city’s ability to direct all these efforts that ultimately end up improving economic development.

Broadband industry consultant

Q: You mentioned the importance of winning the hearts and minds of the community. How does the city do that? A. Through constant education. I spoke to one gentleman in the room (who asked) why we’re doing this fiber network that isn’t compatible with some of the technology that AT&T and Verizon have. I explained to him that those folks — Verizon and AT&T — to a large extent have older technology. ... You’ve got the future in the city’s network and you’ve got old technology with the incumbent. So the city doesn’t do itself any favors building to that because there’s no easy bridge back to that. You build for the future, because that’s where you want to go. Q: How do you educate the public about that? A: You got to go out and do town meetings, you got to do neighborhood meetings, you pass out printed material or online material. There’s a 10-county effort in Maryland where they’ve got money for the stimulus. So one of their budget items is to hold monthly awareness campaigns. When St. Cloud, Fla., built their wireless network, the 60 days before the network was turned on, they ran fullpage ads, they had brochures and that’s how they promoted it. In Philadelphia, every time they had a focus group, a community group, a town meeting, there were always materials that were passed out to explain what the city was doing, why they were doing it and pointing them to where they could go to see the actual network. That’s why I brought up the idea ... about creating an incubator. If I’ve got 20-30 people in there, these mad scientists that are creating all these ideas ... every time they test something and something works and they’ve got some new, creative idea, then that’s part of the education process, to talk about that.



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Local author to read from, sign children’s book Dicy McCullough, a frequent contributor to the Salisbury Post, has written and published a children’s book, “Tired of My Bath.” She will read from and sign her book Saturday, Feb. 26, 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the children’s area of Literary Bookpost, 110 S. Main St. McCullough used the publisher Xlibris for the book, which is an 8-by-10 softcover. They asked if she had illustrations, and when she said no, MCCOLLOUGH provided an illustrator, D.M Contento, for the book. The brightly-colored drawings of John Allen, the little boy who won’t take a bath, will appeal to children — especially those of his little dog. The simple tale is told in a cute rhyme, which would make it fun to read aloud to children, and easy for the children to learn to read, too. McCullough, a published poet, is a member of a writing group, the Salisbury Scribblers. She has degrees in education and is a teacher. She dedicates the book to her husband, children and mother, and in memory of her father.

Memoir-writing workshops Into the Rose Garden, a workshop for adults in the craft of memoir-writing will be led by Jenny Hubbard, writer-in-residence at Center for Faith & the Arts, on Monday, March 21, 57 p.m. at the Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., in the lower level of Haven Lutheran Church. Perhaps you have a family story you’d like to preserve for your children or grandchildren. Maybe you’d like to explore a memory that has become fuzzy with age. You might even be on a quest for a meaningful gift. Whatever your aim, this workshop will offer guidance in how to make your history blossom on the page. Bring pen and paper. If you prefer to write on a laptop, that is fine, but this workshop will be decidedly low-tech. There is a limit of 14 participants. Questions? Call 704-647-0999 or email Sarah Hall at Hubbard’s first novel, “Paper Covers Rock,” will be published this June by Random House. A native of Salisbury and former Catawba College English instructor, Hubbard lives and writes in Asheville. Learn more about her and her work at Hubbard will lead Opening the Door, a workshop for adults who are writing their memoirs on Tuesday, March 22, 10 a.m.-noon. This workshop, designed for the writer already in the process of composition, will focus on ways to help organize, condense and magnify a life on paper. This class is limited to 10 participants and also costs $10. Participants will be required to send in, ahead of time, two typed, double-spaced pages of the work in progress, which will be shared with the group. Limit is 10 participants. To reserve a spot for either class, mail a check for $10, payable to Jenny Hubbard, to Center for Faith & the Arts, PO Box 4098, Salisbury, NC 28145-4098.

Rowan bestsellers Literary Bookpost

1. Myths and Mysteries of North Carolina, by Sara Pitzer. 2. Not My Mother's Journey, by Heather St. AubinStout. 3. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, by Amy Chua. 4. I Am Number Four, by Pittacus Lore. 5. Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back, by Todd Burpo. 6. The Bridge at the Edge of the World, by James Gustave Speth. 7. Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes, by Du Bose Heyward. 8. Unbroken: A World War II Story, by Laura Hillenbrand. 9. Bird Cloud: A Memoir, by Annie Proulx. 10. The Watchman's Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction, by Rebecca Costa.

Pain and beauty seen in summer of activism “Freedom Summer,” by Bruce above the Mason-Dixon line. An Watson. Viking. 2010. 370 pp. argument from Southerners is $27.95. for the invaders to remain in the North, correcting their BY ARTHUR STEINBERG home environments and defendFor the Salisbury Post ing their civilization. In defense, some Southerners resortIn “Freedom Summer,” aued to language not suited to the thor Bruce Watson gives readfaint of heart — using slurs ers a collection showing the about race and communism. trauma endured by young idealYoung Americans from all ists, African-American and over the nation answered the white, in the summer of 1964. call to bring democracy south. That was the summer that Most were white, middle-class more than 700 college students people who attended college descended on Mississippi to and didn’t appreciate what they register African-American votwere about to do. They assemers and educate African-Ameri- bled in Ohio on a college camcan children. Working with the pus for a weeklong crash course Student Nonviolent Coordinaton what lay ahead. ing Commission, they set up Their Southern Christian Freedom Schools. Leadership Conference teachAs they worked, three volun- ers were painfully honest. Many teers disappeared, leaving othhad second thoughts, but the ers to suspect the Ku Klux Klan majority persevered, believing killed them. in the promises of democracy. This book may be divided The volunteers learned into three intriguing parts, each Ghandian principles of non-vioof which contributes to an aplence, how to act and react preciation of that summer. when confronted by those seekWatson’s prologue carries ing to maintain the old system. the reader through the summer Two assignments faced the stuof 1963 and the problems affect- dents: voter registration and esing American society, foreign tablishing schools to teach the and domestic. He describes fear disenfranchised. of nuclear war, Vietnam and The volunteers learned of other foreign policy problems. dangers ranging from jail to The only problem with this beatings and possibly, death. book is its penchant to be black For example, Robert Moses’ exand white, not gray. Not all Mis- periences and that of others and sissippians were prejudiced, but what they gave up for the cause most refused to act because of are described, many of which fear of physical or economic were not pleasant. The work is harm. replete with other names too nuThe book goes back many merous to mention that can be years to discuss the conflicts found in the excellent index. between the pro-segregation Individuals who had experiMississippians and others who enced persecution lectured the wanted change, African-Ameri- student volunteers, offering the can and white. Watson relates opportunity to withdraw from much about the political atmos- the crusade. After a day of phere and attitudes of those in singing on the Ohio University the Magnolia State. Part of this campus, they set about to learn kaleidoscope shows the lack of about their future environment education, income and opportu- and the atmosphere changed. nities for African-American res- The students became morose idents at that time. and contemplative, but they Mississippians opposed to found strength in their idealism change turned their wrath and rejected their parents’ northward. They know the pleas to come home. racial problems infecting cities Many of their journeys into

Fiction 1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson. 2. Swamplandia! by Karen Russell. 3. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett. 4. Room, by Emma Donoghue. 5. A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness. 6. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, by David Sedaris. 7. Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen. 8. A Red Herring Without Mustard, by Alan Bradley. 9. Tick Tock, by James Patterson. 10. The Red Garden, by Alice Hoffman.

Nonfiction 1. Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand. 2. Cleopatra, by Stacy Schiff. 3. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, by Amy Chua. 4. Life, by Keith Richards. 5. Autobiography of Mark Twain, by Mark Twain. 6. Known and Unknown: A Memoir, by Donald Rumsfeld. 7. The Hidden Reality, by Brian Greene. 8. Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life, by Karen Armstrong. 9. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot. 10. At Home, by Bill Bryson.

Mississippi were fraught with tension. Cars with passengers of mixed races, cars with license plates from the North led to arrests by the local police. The death of the three students and the general abuse to all lends color to the struggle for which many fought. They did establish Freedom Schools that taught local African-Americans about history and their franchise rights. The author offers many depictions of efforts to deny these constitutional rights. Unfortu-

nately, quasi-governmental bodies such as the Sovereignty Commission are not discussed for their attempts to delay efforts. Fifty pages of source notes accompany an index for those wishing to cross reference the materials contained within the body of this excellent book. It is a narrative by an author whose literary track record is excellent. Read it, enjoy it and remember — nothing is black and white. Arthur Steinberg lives in Salisbury.

Family maid sues author of best-seller ‘The Help’ JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A black woman who once worked as a maid for a relative of novelist Kathryn Stockett is suing the author of the best-selling book “The Help,” claiming she was the basis for a black servant character who she thought depicted her in a poor light. The novel is based on relationships between white families and their African-American maids in the segregated South of the 1960s, and a driving character in the book is a woman named Aibileen. Now, a real-life woman named Ablene Cooper, who said she worked for Stockett’s brother, is claiming Stockett used her name and likeness without permission and with embarrassing results. The lawsuit was filed Feb. 9 in Hinds County Circuit Court in Jackson, Miss., where Stockett grew up. It asks for $75,000 in damages, an amount chosen to keep the litigation from ending up in federal jurisdiction, where larger actions are often decided. Cooper referred questions to her attorney when contacted Thursday. Her attorneys did not immediately respond to messages. Penguin USA publisher Amy Einhorn said she doesn’t think

there’s any basis to the lawsuit. “This is a beautifully written work of fiction and we don’t think there is any basis to the legal claims,” Einhorn said Thursday in an e-mail. The six-page lawsuit claims, among other things, that Stockett’s refusal to publicly admit that she based the character on Cooper’s likeness “is so outrageous in character, and so extreme as to go beyond all bounds of human decency, and is utterly intolerable in a civilized community.” It quotes passages from the book, including one in which Aibileen’s character describes a cockroach: “He black. Blacker than me.” The lawsuit said Cooper found it upsetting and highly offensive to be portrayed as someone “who uses this kind of language and compares her skin color to a cockroach.” “The Help” tells the story of black maids Aibileen and Minny, who work with a white woman named Skeeter on a book about their experiences as domestic help. The black characters fear retribution for working with the white woman on such a book, but Aibileen decides to help in part

because black maids are forced to use outside restrooms. Cooper’s lawsuit claims it was offensive to be portrayed as someone who must use a segregated toilet. Stockett told the Associated Press in 2009 that growing up her family had a maid named Demetrie, who used a restroom on the outside of the family’s house. Stockett said Demetrie died in the mid-1980s. “The Help” debuted in 2009, and there are 2.5 million hardcover copies in print in the U.S., according to the publisher’s website. Scenes for a movie based on the book were shot in Mississippi. The film has not yet been released.

Oddest book title LONDON (AP) — Metalwork, multicolored mutts and a Mongol warrior are in the running for Britain’s quirkiest literary award, the Diagram Prize for year’s oddest book title. The six finalists announced Friday include “8th International Friction Stir Welding Symposium Proceedings,” canine personality guide “What Color is

Your Dog?” and “Managing a Dental Practice: The Genghis Khan Way.” Also in the running are organ procurement study “The Generosity of the Dead,” romance novel “The Italian’s One-Night Love Child” and “Myth of the Social Volcano,” a look at demographics in China. The prize, run by trade magazine The Bookseller, was founded in 1978. Its rules say the books must be serious and their titles not merely a gimmick. The will be decided by public vote, will be announced March 25. The award carries no cash prize, but prize administrator Philip Stone said last year’s champion, “Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes,” saw its sales leap from half a dozen copies a week to 95 copies in the seven days after winning. “You can’t buy that kind of publicity,” he said. Other previous champions include “Bombproof Your Horse,” “Highlights in the History of Concrete” and “The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification.”

For resources on Black History month, head to library BY AMY NOTARIUS Rowan Public Library

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If you’re looking for help with a project for Black History month, Rowan Public Library is a great place to start. The library has many great books available to check out, but be sure to visit our website also for links to valuable online resources. Go to and click on the “homework help” link on the left side of the page. From there, click on “Black History Month resources” in the center of the page. This brings you to a website of resources for Black History Month provided by Gale, a leading educational publisher. Click on the “biographies” link on this page for easy, instant access to biographies of African-Americans. These biographies include not only historical figures, but contemporary celebrities like LeBron James and Oprah Winfrey. Gale also offers ideas for classroom activities. Click on “activities” at the top of the page for ideas for different age groups. The elementary school “Invent-

O-Rama” features African-American inventors and inventions. From the traffic light to the first open-heart surgery, the list is extensive. It is intended as a starting point for further activities or discussion, so no biographical details are included here. The Gale site even includes tips on writing a research paper and how to correctly cite information. Look for “Lit Kit” in the top right corner after going to the “biographies” or “links” pages. Start your exploration of Black History by visiting Rowan Public Library at Computer classes: Classes are free. Sessions are approximately 90 minutes. Class size is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Dates and times at all locations are subject to change without notice. Headquarters — Tuesday, 2 p.m., Absolute Beginners; Feb. 28, 7 p.m., Microsoft Word 2003 Part 2. South — Thursday, 11 a.m., Introduction to Word. Children’s Storytime: Now through April 29, weekly story

time. For more information, call 704-216-8234. Headquarters — Toddler Time (18-35-month-olds), Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.; Baby Time (6-23month-olds), Wednesdays, 11 a.m. Preschool Time (3-5-year-olds), Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.; Noodlehead (4-8 years), Thursdays, 4 p.m. South — Noodlehead, Mondays, 4 p.m.; Baby Time, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.; Preschool Time, Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m.; Toddler Time, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. East — Preschool Time, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.; Toddler Time, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.; Baby Time, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Book Bites Club: South only; Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., “Big Stone Gap,” by Adriana Trigiani. Book discussion groups for adults and children are at South Rowan Regional Library and meet the last Tuesday of each month. The group is open to the public. There is a discussion of the book and light refreshments at each meeting. For more information please call 704-216-8229. Music Makers at RPL: Headquarters, Thursday, 7 p.m. —

Matthew Weaver and Paul Hill perform together in Stanback Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments and CD signing will follow the concert. American Girl Club: Headquarters, Feb. 26, 11 a.m., a book discussion group about the life and times of the American Girls characters. Teen program: Chocolate Festival back by popular demand. Chocolate fountain, taste testing, painting, mold demonstration and more. East, Monday, 5:30-7 p.m. Headquarters, Tuesday, 5:307 p.m. Displays: Headquarters — watercolors by Carolina Marshall; log cabins by North Hills Christian School; South — Rowan Doll Club by Jim Beaudion; East — Rubber stamping by Glenda Trexler. Literacy: Call the Rowan County Literacy Council at 704-2168266 for more information on teaching or receiving literacy tutoring for English speakers or for those for whom English is a second language.

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TO RESPONDENTS: Jason McMullen, A.K.A. Jay McMullen, named father Unknown Father.

COUNTY OF ROWAN, Plaintiff, v. Defendant(s) WELCH, KORY By virtue of certain executions directed to the undersigned from the Superior Court of Rowan County in the actions entitled Rowan County Tax Collector vs. the judgment debtor hereinafter set out, this office will hold an execution sale(s) pursuant to Article 29B of Chapter 1 of the NC General Statutes. Said sale(s) will take place on MARCH 4, 2011, at 11:00 A.M., at the Rowan County Courthouse door, in the city of Salisbury, State of North Carolina. Said sale shall be to the highest bidder for CASH/CERTIFIED FUNDS (20% of bid amount at time of sale) to satisfy the execution(s) on the parcel of real property separately described following the name of each judgment debtor hereinafter set out. The executions were issued pursuant to judgment duly recorded in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for Rowan County, and the executions are in the amounts specified in each case following the name of the judgment debtor and the description of the real estate, plus costs of sale, as follows: The following described property is located in the Salisbury Township, Rowan County, North Carolina: BEGINNING at a stake on the east corner of the intersection of Beard and Shaver Streets, on the plat or map of said Shaver Spring tract of land; thence South 55 deg. East 160 feet to a stake on Thomas Holmes line; thence North 50 deg. 33 feet East 36, to a stone on Thomas Holmes' line; thence North 55 deg. West 180 feet to a stone in the edge of Shaver Street; thence South 41 deg. 10 feet 50 feet with Shaver Street to the Beginning, and being Lot No 11 on Edwin Shaver's map on his Sugar Spring Tract as shown in Map Book at page 83A. Tax Amount Due $ 3,317.39. Bidders are responsible for doing their own research. Property sold as is with no warranties or certifications being issued. Salisbury Post Publication Dates: February 20, 2011, February 27, 2011 KEVIN L AUTEN- Rowan County Sheriff's Office

COUNTY OF ROWAN, Plaintiff, v. Defendant(s) LLOYD, SHEILA A By virtue of certain executions directed to the undersigned from the Superior Court of Rowan County in the actions entitled Rowan County Tax Collector vs. the judgment debtor hereinafter set out, this office will hold an execution sale(s) pursuant to Article 29B of Chapter 1 of the NC General Statutes. Said sale(s) will take place on MARCH 4, 2011, at 11:00 A.M., at the Rowan County Courthouse door, in the city of Salisbury, State of North Carolina. Said sale shall be to the highest bidder for CASH/CERTIFIED FUNDS (20% of bid amount at time of sale) to satisfy the execution(s) on the parcel of real property separately described following the name of each judgment debtor hereinafter set out. The executions were issued pursuant to judgment duly recorded in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for Rowan County, and the executions are in the amounts specified in each case following the name of the judgment debtor and the description of the real estate, plus costs of sale, as follows: The following described property is located in the Salisbury Township, Rowan County, North Carolina: BEING TAX MAP 026 PARCEL 300, MH Park- 4 Sites, Lots 69-70, E Henderson Street located in East Spencer, NC. ( Lots only) The sale will be made subject to all liens, mortgages, easements, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, special assessments and all local improvement assessments against the above-described property not included in the judgment in the above-entitled cause. Tax Amount Due $ 3,345.00 Bidders are responsible for doing their own research. Property sold as is with no warranties or certifications being issued.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Petition has been filed by the Rowan County Department of Social Services (petitioner) for the purpose of terminating your parental rights with respect to Zacharia Bryson Lee Drake, born on or about November 7, 2008 to Candace Patrisha Drake in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, so that he can be placed for adoption. You are notified to appear and answer the petition by serving the original of your written answer upon the Clerk of Superior Court, Juvenile Court Division, Rowan County Courthouse, 210 N. Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144, within forty (40) days from the date of the first publication of this notice. You also must serve a copy of the answer on the petitioner's attorney (address below). You will be notified of the time, date and place to appear for a hearing upon the filing of your answer. The purpose of the hearing is to seek termination of your parental rights as they pertain to Zacharia Bryson Lee Drake. You are entitled to appear at the hearing. If you cannot afford an attorney, you are entitled to an appointed attorney to assist you provided you request one before the time set for the hearing. If you fail to request counsel, you may waive your right to appointed counsel. You may request an attorney by contacting the Clerk of Superior Court, Juvenile Court Division, 210 N. Main St, Salisbury, NC 28144 (704) 797-3054. This is a new case and any attorney appointed previously to represent you will not represent you in this termination of parental rights proceeding unless otherwise ordered by the Court. If you fail to file an answer within the time specified, Petitioner will apply to the Court for termination of your parental rights. Your parental rights may be terminated if you do not respond within the time required. This the 31st day of January 2011. Cynthia Dry, Attorney for Petitioner, Rowan County Dept. of Social Services 1813 East Innes Street, Salisbury NC 28146 (704) 216-8442 Publish: 2/6, 2/13 & 2/20, 2011

No. 61066 NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION ROWAN COUNTY FILE NO 09 JT 192, 09 JT 169-172 IN RE: Isabella Moro Leonard, Alexandra Moro, Christian Moro, Puelai Moro, Aniya Moro. Minor Children. TO RESPONDENT: Adabra Ruth Marie Moro, mother, Miguel Angel Guiterez Vaca, Jose Catalina Guerra, aka: Jose Portillo, Vidal Antonio Martinez Medrano,Angel Arthur Ceferino, aka: Victor Hugo Apolo, Unknown Fathers. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Petition has been filed by the Rowan County Department of Social Services (petitioner) for the purpose of terminating your parental rights with respect to Isabella Leigh Diane Mie Moro Leonard, born on or about July 8, 2009 in Davidson County, North Carolina; Alexandra Leigh Tina Mary Moro, born on or about February 14, 2007 in Rowan County, North Carolina; Christian Duane Richard Lee Moro, born on or about February 14, 2007 in Rowan County, North Carolina; Puelai Leigh Christina Marie Moro, born on or about April 6, 2006 in Rowan County, North Carolina, and Aniya Leigh Ruth Marie Moro, born on or about March 15, 2005 in Cabarrus County, North Carolina so that they can be placed for adoption. The biological mother of the juveniles named above is Adabra Ruth Marie Moro. You are notified to appear and answer the petition by serving the original of your written answer upon the Clerk of Superior Court, Juvenile Court Division, Rowan County Courthouse, 210 N. Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144, within forty (40) days from the date of the first publication of this notice. You also must serve a copy of the answer on the petitioner's attorney (address below). You will be notified of the time, date and place to appear for a hearing upon the filing of your answer. The purpose of the hearing is to seek termination of your parental rights as they pertain to Isabella Leigh Diane Mie Moro Leonard, Alexandra Leigh Tina Mary Moro, Christian Duane Richard Lee Moro, Puelai Leigh Christian Marie Moro, and Aniya Leigh Ruth Marie Moro. You are entitled to appear at the hearing. If you cannot afford an attorney, you are entitled to an appointed attorney to assist you provided you request one before the time set for the hearing. If you fail to request counsel, you may waive your right to appointed counsel. You may request an attorney by contacting the Clerk of Superior Court, Juvenile Court Division, 210 N. Main St, Salisbury, NC 28144 (704) 797-3054. This is a new case and any attorney appointed previously to represent may not represent you in this termination of parental rights proceeding unless otherwise ordered by the court. If you fail to file an answer within the time specified the Petitioner will apply to the court for termination of your parental rights. Your parental rights may be terminated if you do not respond within the time required. This the 19th day of January 2011. Cynthia Dry, Attorney for Petitioner, Rowan County Dept. of Social Services 1813 East Innes Street, Salisbury NC 28146 (704) 216-8442 Publish: 2/13, 2/20 & 2/27, 2011

No. 61065 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Pursuant to the power of sale contained in that Deed of Trust executed by Thomas Eugene Fisher III, dated the 20th day of December, 2007, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rowan County, North Carolina, in Book 1113, at Page 506, and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured, and pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will sell at public auction to the highest bidder at the usual place of sale in the Rowan County Courthouse, Salisbury, North Carolina, at 11:00 o'clock a.m. on the 22nd day of February, 2011 the following described real property, including all improvements thereon: ADDRESS OF PROPERTY:

255 Victoria Street, Salisbury, NC 28147.


See Exhibit A attached.


Thomas Eugene Fisher III

The terms of the sale are that the property will be sold for cash to the highest bidder and a cash deposit not to exceed the greater of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, or Seven Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($750) may be required at the time of the 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 Substitute Trustee nor the holder of the Note secured by the Deed of Trust being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representatives of either the Substitute Trustee or the holder of the Note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such conditions are expressly disclaimed. The property will be sold subject to restrictions and easements of record, any unpaid taxes, prior liens and special assessments, any transfer tax associated with the foreclosure, and the tax of forty-five cents (454) per Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) required by N.C.G.S. ' 7A-308(a)(1). The sale will be held open for ten days for upset bids as required by law. If the real property to be sold pursuant to this Notice of Sale is residential property with less than 15 rental units then: (1) an order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to N.C.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 real property is sold; and (2) Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007 may, after receiving this notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon ten (10) days' written notice to the landlord, and 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. This the 1st day of February, 2011. G. Robert Turner, III, Substitute Trustee Exhibit A Situated in the county of Rowan and state of North Carolina: Beginning at a stake in the northeastern margin of Victoria Street, corner to Lot Number 57 and runs with the northeastern margin of Victoria Street, North 38 degrees 30 minutes West 140 feet to a point in the front line of Lot Number 51; thence a new line, passing through Lot Number 51, North 51 degrees 30 minutes east 243 feet to a stake in Trivette's line; thence with Trivette's line, South 58 degrees 17 minutes east 146.5 feet to a stake, corner to Lot Number 134; thence with the rear line of a part of Lot Number 56, South 16 degrees 48 minutes East 2.4 feet to a stake, corner of Lot Number 57; thence with the line of Lot Number 57, south 51 degrees 30 minutes West 292.26 feet to the point of beginning, being Lots Numbers 56, 55, 54, 53 and 52 and part of 51 as shown on the map of W. B. Hartley Estate property at Enon near Salisbury, North Carolina as surveyed and platted by Adrian R. Kenney, Surveyor on April 10, 1957, said plat being recorded in Book of Maps, page 855 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rowan County, North Carolina. Permanent Parcel Number: 328B048 - 255 Victoria Street, Salisbury, NC 28147

Salisbury Post Publication Dates: February 20, 2011, February 27, 2011 KEVIN L AUTEN- Rowan County Sheriff's Office

No. 61087 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER EXECUTION STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION ROWAN COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR FILE NO 10 M 693 402 NORTH MAIN ST SALISBURY NC 28144 COUNTY OF ROWAN, Plaintiff, v. BLACKWOOD, PATRICIA O, Aka Patricia Blackwood -Condra Defendant(s) By virtue of certain executions directed to the undersigned from the Superior Court of Rowan County in the actions entitled Rowan County Tax Collector vs. the judgment debtor hereinafter set out, this office will hold an execution sale(s) pursuant to Article 29B of Chapter 1 of the NC General Statutes. Said sale(s) will take place on MARCH 4, 2011, at 11:00 A.M., at the Rowan County Courthouse door, in the city of Salisbury, State of North Carolina. Said sale shall be to the highest bidder for CASH/CERTIFIED FUNDS (20% of bid amount at time of sale) to satisfy the execution(s) on the parcel of real property separately described following the name of each judgment debtor hereinafter set out. The executions were issued pursuant to judgment duly recorded in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for Rowan County, and the executions are in the amounts specified in each case following the name of the judgment debtor and the description of the real estate, plus costs of sale, as follows: The following described property is located in the Salisbury Township, Rowan County, North Carolina: 114 Potters Rd, Tax Map 803E010 146 Potters Rd, Tax Map 803E011 178 Potters Rd, Tax Map 803E012 1041 Chickadee Ln, Tax Map 803E001 1148 Chickadee Ln, Tax Map 803E007 1194 Chickadee Ln, Tax Map 803E009 The sale will be made subject to all liens, mortgages, easements, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, special assessments and all local improvement assessments against the above-described property not included in the judgment in the above-entitled cause. Tax Amount Due $ 3,839.00 Bidders are responsible for doing their own research. Property sold as is with no warranties or certifications being issued. Salisbury Post Publication Dates: February 20, 2011, February 27, 2011 KEVIN L AUTEN- Rowan County Sheriff's Office No. 61088 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER EXECUTION STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION ROWAN COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR FILE NO 09 M 590 402 NORTH MAIN ST SALISBURY NC 28144 COUNTY OF ROWAN, Plaintiff, v. Defendant(s) CHAMBERS, RAYMOND By virtue of certain executions directed to the undersigned from the Superior Court of Rowan County in the actions entitled Rowan County Tax Collector vs. the judgment debtor hereinafter set out, this office will hold an execution sale(s) pursuant to Article 29B of Chapter 1 of the NC General Statutes. Said sale(s) will take place on MARCH 4, 2011, at 11:00 A.M., at the Rowan County Courthouse door, in the city of Salisbury, State of North Carolina. Said sale shall be to the highest bidder for CASH/CERTIFIED FUNDS (20% of bid amount at time of sale) to satisfy the execution(s) on the parcel of real property separately described following the name of each judgment debtor hereinafter set out. The executions were issued pursuant to judgment duly recorded in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for Rowan County, and the executions are in the amounts specified in each case following the name of the judgment debtor and the description of the real estate, plus costs of sale, as follows: The following described property is located in the Salisbury Township, Rowan County, North Carolina: BEING Tax Map 024 Parcel 192, 413 Broad St. ALL those certain lots or parcels of land, known and designated as lots number 53 and 54, lying on the North side of Broad Street and fronting same. For bound and dimensions of said property and for further particulars, reference is hereby made to map and plat of John and Jas. D. Heilig as surveyed by C. M. Miller and known as Trexler Heights, East Spencer, N.C., the same being on record in the office of Register of Deeds for Rowan County, N. C. The sale will be made subject to all liens, mortgages, easements, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, special assessments and all local improvement assessments against the above-described property not included in the judgment in the above-entitled cause. Tax Amount Due $ 2,700.50 Bidders are responsible for doing their own research. Property sold as is with no warranties or certifications being issued. Salisbury Post Publication Dates: February 20, 2011, February 27 , 2011 SHERIFF- KEVIN L AUTEN - Rowan County Sheriff's Office No. 61090 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER EXECUTION STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION ROWAN COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR FILE NO 10 M 570 402 NORTH MAIN ST SALISBURY NC 28144 COUNTY OF ROWAN, Plaintiff, v. Defendant(s) LEAZER, PHILIP H & LISA K. By virtue of certain executions directed to the undersigned from the Superior Court of Rowan County in the actions entitled Rowan County Tax Collector vs. the judgment debtor hereinafter set out, this office will hold an execution sale(s) pursuant to Article 29B of Chapter 1 of the NC General Statutes. Said sale(s) will take place on MARCH 4, 2011, at 11:00 A.M., at the Rowan County Courthouse door, in the city of Salisbury, State of North Carolina. Said sale shall be to the highest bidder for CASH/CERTIFIED FUNDS (20% of bid amount at time of sale) to satisfy the execution(s) on the parcel of real property separately described following the name of each judgment debtor hereinafter set out. The executions were issued pursuant to judgment duly recorded in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for Rowan County, and the executions are in the amounts specified in each case following the name of the judgment debtor and the description of the real estate, plus costs of sale, as follows: The following described property is located in the Salisbury Township, Rowan County, North Carolina: BEGINNING at an iron pipe at the Southern corner of the intersection of Heilig Avenue and Third Street and runs thence with the Southwestern margin of Heilig Avenue South 49 deg. 54 min. East 54.7 feet to an iron pipe, corner of Lots 6 and 7; thence South 63 deg. 25 min. West 28.7 feet to a stake, a new corner; thence North 26 deg. 35 min. West 1 foot to a stake, a new corner, thence a new line South 63 deg. 25 min. West 50 feet to a stake, a new corner; thence South 26 deg. 35 min. East 2 feet to a stake, a new corner; thence a new line South 63 deg. 25 min. West 50 feet to a stake, a new corner; thence North 26 deg. 35 min. West 1 foot to a stake on the line of Lots 6 and 7; thence with said line South 63 deg. 25 min. West 18.8 feet to an iron pipe on the Northeastern margin of "A" Avenue; thence with the Northeastern margin of "A" Avenue North 26 deg. 35 min. West 50 feet to an iron pipe at the Eastern corner of the intersection of "A" Avenue with Third Street; thence with the Southeastern margin of Third Street North 63 deg. 25 min. East 125.8 feet to the point of Beginning. The sale will be made subject to all liens, mortgages, easements, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, special assessments and all local improvement assessments against the above-described property not included in the judgment in the above-entitled cause. Tax Amount Due $ 4,813.90 Bidders are responsible for doing their own research. Property sold as is with no warranties or certifications being issued. Salisbury Post Publication Dates: February 20, 2011, February 27, 2011 KEVIN L AUTEN- Rowan County Sheriff's Office

No. 61089 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER EXECUTION STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION ROWAN COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR FILE NO 10 M 959 402 NORTH MAIN ST SALISBURY NC 28144 COUNTY OF ROWAN, Plaintiff, v. Defendant(s) ELLIS, IRENE M. - Heirs By virtue of certain executions directed to the undersigned from the Superior Court of Rowan County in the actions entitled Rowan County Tax Collector vs. the judgment debtor hereinafter set out, this office will hold an execution sale(s) pursuant to Article 29B of Chapter 1 of the NC General Statutes. Said sale(s) will take place on MARCH 4, 2011, at 11:00 A.M., at the Rowan County Courthouse door, in the city of Salisbury, State of North Carolina. Said sale shall be to the highest bidder for CASH/CERTIFIED FUNDS (20% of bid amount at time of sale) to satisfy the execution(s) on the parcel of real property separately described following the name of each judgment debtor hereinafter set out. The executions were issued pursuant to judgment duly recorded in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for Rowan County, and the executions are in the amounts specified in each case following the name of the judgment debtor and the description of the real estate, plus costs of sale, as follows: The following described property is located in the Salisbury Township, Rowan County, North Carolina: BEGINNING at iron pin Northeastern margin of West Bank St North 45 deg 00 min West 85 feet from Thomas H Harris' West corner; thence North 45 deg. 00 min West 15 ft to an iron pin; thence North 44 deg 44 min West an iron pin in the line of Nettie Gaither; thence South 44 deg 44 min West 97.08 ft to the point of Beginning. Tax Map 020 Parcels 132 and 136, 1114 W Bank St. The sale will be made subject to all liens, mortgages, easements, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, special assessments and all local improvement assessments against the above-described property not included in the judgment in the above-entitled cause. Tax Amount Due $ 5,185.22 Bidders are responsible for doing their own research. Property sold as is with no warranties or certifications being issued. Salisbury Post Publication Dates: February 20, 2011, February 27, 2011 KEVIN L AUTEN- Rowan County Sheriff's Office

No. 61085 NOTICE OF EXECUTION SALE OF REAL PROPERTY STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE COUNTY OF ROWAN SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION -- File 07SP287 TRESIA A. LITTLE, GRETTA ANGEL, MICHAEL PRIVETTE, JENNIFER PRIVETTE, MICHELLE PRIVETTE, LINDA P. EVERHART, AND JAMES H. SIMMONS, Plaintiff, - VS CYNTHIA BARBER JERALD, WILLIAM FRANKLIN LITTLE, WILLIE L. TURNER, HARVEY LEE TURNER, ADRIAN TURNER HOLLAND, SADIE TURNER CLARK, SYLVIA ANN WHITE REDMON, KENNETH EUGENE WHITE, ANNIE R. LITTLE, MARIE LITTLE BROWN GARVIN, JAMES ALEXANDER VAUGHTERS, WILLIAM ALEXANDER TURNER, CHARLES ANTHONY EVERHART Defendant UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of a judgment and execution issued by the above named court in the above-entitled action on the 1ST day of February in the year 2011, directed to the undersigned Sheriff from the Superior Court of ROWAN County, I will offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash whatever right, title, and interest, the judgment debtor owns or may own in the following described real property which is subject to sale under execution. This judgment was docketed on the 19th day of November in the year of 2010 and at which time the said real property was in the name of the defendant. The highest bidder at the sale will be required to make a cash deposit in the amount of 20% of the bid. This sale shall be held on the 4th day of March in the year 2011 at 11:00 o'clock a.m., at the following location: Rowan County Courthouse in Salisbury, NC (inside) as designated by the Clerk of Superior Court. This sale shall be made subject to all liens, mortgages, easements, encumbrances, unpaid taxes and special assessments which were or became effective on the record prior to the lien of the judgment under which this sale is being held. There is a deed of trust or mortgage on file with the Register of Deeds on this property. The judgment debtor has not claimed his/her exemptions in this real property. The real property being sold is described as that certain tract(s) of land lying and being in Scotch-Irish Township, Rowan County: Tract I: Being all of Tract I, containing 38.808 acres, more or less, as shown on the Property Survey for Lee Little Heirs by Shulenburger Surveying Company, P.A. dated March 25, 2008 and recorded in Book 9995, page 7037 in the Rowan County, North Carolina, Public Registry. Together with and subject to a 30' Non-Exclusive Easement as shown on the Property Survey for Lee Little Heirs by Shulenburger Surveying Company, P.A. dated March 25, 2008 and recorded in Book 9995, page 7037 in the Rowan County, North Carolina, Public Registry. Tract II: Being all of Tract II, containing 12.936 acres, more or less, as shown on the Property Survey for Lee Little Heirs by Shulenburger Surveying Company, P.A. dated March 25, 2008 and recorded in Book 9995, page 7037 in the Rowan County, North Carolina, Public Registry. Together with and subject to a 30' Non-Exclusive Easement as shown on the Property Survey for Lee Little Heirs by Shulenburger Surveying Company, P.A. dated March 25, 2008 and recorded in Book 9995, page 7037 in the Rowan County, North Carolina, Public Registry. Tract III: Being all of Tract IV, containing 45.276 acres, more or less, as shown on the Property Survey for Lee Little Heirs by Shulenburger Surveying Company, P.A. dated March 25, 2008 and recorded in Book 9995, page 7037 in the Rowan County, North Carolina, Public Registry. Together with and subject to a 30' Non-Exclusive Easement as shown on the Property Survey for Lee Little Heirs by Shulenburger Surveying Company, P.A. dated March 25, 2008 and recorded in Book 9995, page 7037 in the Rowan County, North Carolina, Public Registry. Judgment amount: Principal due $48,832.59 Interest due through 03/04/2011 $ NONE $ NONE Court Cost and atty. Fee Other fees $ NONE Sheriff's Commission $ 1,233.31 Total $50,065.90 Also there will be the cost for the auctioneer and cost for the ad in the Salisbury Post Newspaper. Bidders are responsible for doing their own research. Property sold as is with no warranties or certifications being issued. This the 11th day of February in the year 2011. Sale will be conducted by McDaniel Auction Company NCAL 48 Firm Lic. 8620 SHERIFF KEVIN L. AUTEN, By: B.C. BEBBER, DEPUTY, J.L. MASON, MASTER DEPUTY ROWAN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

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