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As always, Badin’s fate tied to Alcoa Now-silent smelter remains town’s best shot at renewal Second of two-part series BY KARISSA MINN

ADIN — When Badin Mayor Jim Harrison begins to talk about his town, the floodgates open and he can’t hold



back. He’s proud of Badin, the town where his parents met, where he was born and where he spent most of his life. “Once, this was a boomtown,” Harrison said. “It had the largest theater from Richmond to Atlanta.” He talks fondly of Alcoa, the company that was once the town’s largest employer. Its workers made aluminum in a smelter by Badin Lake. But the smelting plant, once powered by the Yadkin Hydroelectric Project, has not produced aluminum in nearly a decade. More than 300 jobs were lost when it closed in 2002. Alcoa sells the electricity generated by the project’s four dams to utility companies, and it is trying to get a new license to continue to operate them. Badin is now a quiet town of about 1,100 people, its history carefully preserved in two small museums. Most of those who are employed now drive elsewhere to work. Harrison says the “key to our success” is getting new business into the town — a goal Alcoa says it shares.

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as a resource.” The “Alcoa is evil” phrase came up, she said, as a tongue-in-cheek way to describe their concerns about the company. “There are good corporate citizens and bad corporate citizens,” Hanes said. “Alcoa is a bad corporate citizen.” The e-mail detailed a strategy for the group to fight the company, including building public pressure and using the media to get out its message.

The company is spending $10 million to clean up the Badin Works site, demolish some buildings and renovate those that remain. Alcoa says it hopes to work with local officials to locate another industry at the facility, bringing jobs and revenue back to Badin and Stanly County. “Our goal over a three- to five-year time period is to have more jobs on the Badin site than when it shuttered,” said Alcoa’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Kevin Anton. Alcoa representatives say they have been talking with interested companies since the Badin Works plant shut down in 2002, but the aging facility didn’t meet their needs. “It was in March of 2010 that we made the decision that this was no longer going to be a smelter site,” Anton said. “Perhaps we held out hope a little too long.” Alcoa now plans to demolish several buildings that only a smelter would use and preparing the few that remain for other uses. The company is in the process of clearing out old equipment — giving some to its other operations, selling what it can and scrapping the rest. Anton said interest in the site has picked up in the past three months. “We’ve got four or five fairly active people looking at parts of the site,” Anton said. “I think it would be good for the community if we can bring in two or three significant employers that operate in different business



The massive potroom at the Badin Works smelting plant, top photo, is filled with echoes of its past now that most of the equipment is gone. Badin Mayor Jim Harrison, above, is proud of his hometown and hopes the Alcoa site will once again create jobs for residents. Alcoa donated thousands of historic photographs, right, that show aluminum casting.

Critics see themselves fighting ‘evil’ company BY KARISSA MINN

As Alcoa fights to control the Yadkin Hydroelectric Project, its challenges are not only in the legal system but also the court of public opinion. Alcoa says it has the right to own the dams and benefits the community with the money it makes. Many of its opponents say they are taking a stand for the people against an irresponsible corporation. Some go a bit further.

“We need to develop a clear message,” wrote Zoe Hanes, chairwoman of Yadkin Riverkeeper Inc., in an e-mail. “That message is ‘Alcoa is Evil.’” The e-mail was sent in August 2010 to banker Roger Dick and forwarded to several people, including Yadkin Riverkeeper Dean Naujoks, N.C. Secretary of Commerce Keith Crisco and N.C. Sens. Fletcher Hartsell and Stan Bingham. Hanes said in a January interview that in the e-mail, she was summarizing discussion points from a meeting of “people who are interested in the Yadkin River

Settlement in investment scheme may yield new complaints BY SHAVONNE POTTS

Mae Carroll met Sammy Biggerstaff about 20 years ago through the Hefner VA Hospital where she worked. After seeing a newspaper article last week about the couple being convicted on charges related to an Internet investment scam, Carroll says she too was misled. Sammy and Sheila Biggerstaff were recently ordered to pay more than $56,000 in restitution and court costs stemming from a 2005 scheme in which people gave the couple thousands of dollars to invest. In 2005, the Biggerstaffs told investors their investment in the PIPS program

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could earn interest at a rate of 2.5 percent per day to be compounded daily. The PIPS scheme went under several names including People in Profit Systems, Private Investment Profit System or Pureinvestor and PIPS Financial Services. After Carroll retired from the VA, she was approached by the couple to invest in “an overseas type of venture,” she said. Carroll invested $800 into the PIPs program. She met with the couple on several occasions to discuss the investment. “They showed me this elaborate computer (program) and handouts and a big portfolio,” Carroll said. She admitted she didn’t

fully understand what she saw, but the portfolio and the Biggerstaff’s presentation “looked so impressive.” Carroll said the couple were the most charismatic people she’s ever met. “They sounded like they wanted you to make money. They were very cordial. I had been to their home,” she said. The Biggerstaffs spun Carroll an elaborate tale, but eventually neither Sammy or Sheila Biggerstaff returned phone calls to Carroll so she called others she knew who’d invested. Carroll said the other investors were veterans she knew from the VA Hospital. Many she said don’t want their names associated with the scheme. She’s contacted

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many of them, hoping they would seek some type of restitution, as she plans to do. Assistant District Attorney Thom King met with the 11 identified victims in mid2010. King told the victims they had two options, if he tried the case and the couple were convicted the court could order restitution and a payment schedule would’ve been set up through the probation system. The alternative was if the couple accepted a plea, the money would be paid the day the agreement was reached. All 11 victims have received their money. The district attorney’s office dismissed 11 charges of felony obtaining property by

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false pretense against Sammy Biggerstaff. Sheila Biggerstaff was given unsupervised probation on four counts of misdemeanor larceny and was ordered to pay court cost and $56,715 restitution. The seven charges of felony obtaining property by false pretense were dismissed by the district attorney’s office. King said he suspected there were other victims. He was only made aware of 11 through law enforcement investigators. He advises anyone who believes they are a victim of the PIPS program Internet scam to contact the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office at 704-2168700 or the Rowan County District Attorney’s Office at


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704-797-3010. “I’ve talked to some folks,” he said. “I will collect any names and turn them over to the sheriff’s office.” King said because the case is a criminal matter involving felonies, the statute of limitations has not expired. “Law enforcement will treat it like a new investigation and proceed with it as a new case,” he said. Carroll said she wouldn’t have thought the Biggerstaffs would deceive anyone. “If you met the Biggerstaffs, you would not think there was a scam idea in their heads. It was a perfect scam,” she said. Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.

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TOWN CRIER Community events TODAY • President’s Day. Snow makeup day for Rowan-Salisbury School System students. • Rowan County Board of Commissioners, 6 p.m., 130 W. Innes St. (Shown on Access16 Thursday, Saturday and Monday at 9 a.m., 3 p.m., 8 p.m. on Salisbury-based Time Warner. Shown on Channel 22 at 8 p.m. Saturday in southern Rowan and Cabarrus.) • 27th Annual Quilt Show continues, today and Tuesday, public invited, free admission, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks, Klumac Road, off I-85 Jake Alexander exit.

TUESDAY • 8th Annual Lilly Colloquium, keynote speaker Ruth Anderson, executive director of The Servant Leadership School of Greensboro. Two presentations free and open to the public: 11 a.m., Omwake-Dearborn Chapel; 7:30 p.m., Hedrick Little Theatre of the Robertson CollegeCommunity Center. Remarks will focus on concepts in “Hairpin Turn: Trusting Your Heart's Direction in Leadership and Life.” 704-637-4446

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 23 • Resolution Wellness Seminar, Salisbury Civic Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., featuring Zumba and “Cardiac Care Wellness.” Zumba starts at 5:30 p.m., wellness presentation at 6:30 p.m. Cost for Zumba is $3; seminar is free.

THURSDAY, Feb. 24 • Red Cross Blood Drive, 2:30-7 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. Appointments preferred, please call Judy Trexler at 704-633-9392. • Annual Brunswick Stew Fundraiser, Andrew Jackson Lodge 576, at the Masonic Temple on Fulton Street.

FRIDAY, Feb. 25 • Waterworks Opening Reception for Spring Exhibitions, meet the artists, 6-8 p.m., free and open to the public. • Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Genesis Eldercare, 710 Julian Road. For an appointment, call Denise Daugherty at 704636-5812. • Piedmont Players Youth Theatre presents “Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids!” — 7:30 p.m., Friday; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday; produced by Owen and Elizabeth Norvell, adults $10, students/seniors $8; box office opens Feb. 14. Norvell Theater: 135 E. Fisher St.,, 704-633-5471. • Lee Street Theatre presents “A Night of Improv Comedy” — Doors 6:45; show 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Black Box Theatre at the Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St.,

SATURDAY Feb. 26 • Spencer Civitan Spaghetti Dinner, Spencer Presbyterian Church. (1st Street). All proceeds go to the North Rowan schools and community. Cost, $ 7 for spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and drink. Dine in or take out. • Sarcoidosis Support Group, 1-2:30 p.m. at the Rowan Library in the Hurley Room. • Steppin' Out Dance Company Flapjack Fundraiser, 7:30-10 a.m. at Applebee's, 205 Faith Road. Proceeds will help cover trip to Disney World to take classes with Disney dancers. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door or by calling (704) 213-3835. • Scottssing Youth Concert with The Lebeaus and Brothersake, also Scottssing performing the Set Me Free skit, 6:30 p.m. at East Rowan High School Auditorium. Proceeds go to the Cure of Cystic Fibrosis. Tickets $5 under 17 years old; $10 for 18 and older. Info call 704-239-6134 or • Stanly County Winter Wine Festival — Noon to 6 p.m., featuring NC wines, treats, jazz sensations Hip Cats; tickets $20 advance, $25 DOS, Market Station 100 Railroad St., downtown Albemarle. See Facebook or call 704-984-9415. • Annual 4-H Achievement Night, Cooperative Extension Service, 6 p.m., covered dish.

SUNDAY, Feb. 27 • Red Cross Blood Drive, 12:30-5 p.m., Faith Baptist, 203 N. Main St., Faith. For an appointment, call Pat Barton at 704-279-7736.

MONDAY, Feb. 28 • The Kneeling Gardeners — 7 p.m., Feb. 28: Wendy Austin-Sellers with a program on growing orchids. Anyone interested in gardening is invited to attend. Trinity United Methodist Church, Kannapolis.704-933-1127.

YESTERDAY: Civil War survivor John W. patterson Jr. of spencer shared this 1908 postcard from his collection which shows the old Rowan County Courthouse, built in 1854. Located at 202 N. main street, salisbury, the courthouse survived stoneman’s raid toward the end of the Civil War and is considered one of the finest examples of pre-Civil War architecture in North Carolina. today it houses the collections of the nonprofit Rowan museum inc. its second-floor courtroom also has been transformed into a popular public gathering place. Rowan museum inc. was founded in 1953 to collect, preserve, research and educate the public about the history of Rowan County and the piedmont region. After a new courthouse was built, this building was used for many years as administrative offices for Rowan County.

Exercise to African music at the YMCA What a night it was! This past Thursday we had our first African Dance class led by Sakinah Shakoor Riley. Her dad, Abdul Shakoor, friend Jahlove Maa’t, and guest-musician Larry Conner and YMCA High School youth all played African drums and other instruments. A couple of months ago Sakinah came to me after a Bodycombat class and let me ESTER know that she MARSH would love to become an instructor at our YMCA. Our Y is very blessed to have great instructors and a great variety of classes. She gave me her ideas of what she wanted to teach and I jumped at the opportunity. African Dance classes, what a great addition to our programs. I don’t know if it is because I am from a different country, but I love to learn and experience other cultures, especially their music and dances. So, after we met and she got hired she asked if she could have live music. How much fun is that? I am always trying to find different ways to get people moving. And what better month to start a African Dance class than February, Black History Month. Speaking to Abdul, his love for his heritage, the music and dances shows while he is drumming and singing while we dance and exercise. Beating the drums and other instruments takes good listening skills, Abdul said. He loves to teach anyone who is interested, especially the children. By listening they learn to duplicate the

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the YmCA offers a new African dance program that mixes a workout with cultural exchange. rhythms and before we knew it they were making music with Abdul while we were dancing. We started with a dance called Nago. It comes from Haiti and this particular dance is a warrior dance. After we were warm and sweaty we did the Waka Waka by Shakira. This song was played at the World Cup in South Africa, followed by Funga Alafia (welcome all). The Bird dance, choreographed by Sakinah, and Ba Na Na Way, a Brazilian Capoeira, which is a type of dance that mix-

es martial arts and dance together. Everyone was able to follow and everyone worked out hard while having a great time. After we showcased our moves with the music the time flew by and it was time to cool down and stretch. All in all, a great workout, a fabulous time and a wonderful cultural learning experience. Exercise is so important as we all know. And for some people “normal” exercise, such as a treadmill, is almost as bad as a root canal for some people. Don’t give up. There are ways

to exercise that you might enjoy, such as African Dance, Zumba, Hip Hop. Or how about Body Combat and Boot Camp? You like the water? Swim, take water exercise classes, find something that you can do to include exercise into your lifestyle. I promise you, you will feel better. Maybe Sakinah and I (as a participant) will see you at our African Dance Class with live music on Thursday at 6:30 p.m., right after our Zumba class in the Multi Purpose room. Ester Marsh, ACSM Cpt

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MONDAY February 21, 2011

Catawba names new dean of students Since June of 2005, George “Ben” Smith has worked in a variety of capacities in Catawba College’s Office of Student Affairs. He has served as Assistant Director, responsible for Housing and Residence Life, as Associate Dean of Students, directing Conduct Administration and Intramural and Wellness programs, and since November, he has served as Interim Dean of Students. Catawba College Provost Dr. Rick Stephens announced Feb. 18 that Smith is the new Dean of Students at Catawba and said that this new role will utilize Smith’s cumulative experience at the college. “Ben is intimately acquainted with student life on our campus and understands just SMITH how important a role his office plays in the overall college experience of our students,” Stephens said. “While we had more than 70 applicants for the position, Ben’s overall passion for his work and his knowledge of residential life here made him our lead-

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Jimmy Dorsett holds up a deep-fried funnel cake he has just finished for Brittany Dunlap, left, and Nicole Mooney.

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Angelica Santiago, his fourth customer of the day, asks for a powdered sugar funnel cake. cake at a time. She is visiting her family from her home in Apex. He operates out of an “My dad has had them,” she 8- by 20-foot trailer says. “He said they’re really whose paint job resemgood.” bles a tie-dye shirt. Long ago, The 62-year-old Dorsett has he air-brushed the likeness of only been selling funnel cakes Scooby Doo on one end of the over the weekends for now and trailer. sometimes one extra day on eiBut he stresses these aren’t ther side. He travels back and Scooby-Doo funnel cakes. The forth to his home in Lexington official name in his 1988 ice cream truck. of his enterDorsett has traveled through prise is Salisbury neighborhoods selling “Dorsett Conice cream in the summers, but cessions.” he wants to get out of ice cream Besides funtruck route business. The profnel cakes, he it margin is virtually nil, selling offers cotton ice cream for $1 and $1.50 and and candy only getting 12 miles a gallon in snow cones in the truck. a Styrofoam Dorsett takes his funnel cake MARK cup. He used to trailer to some area festivals WINEKA sell pork skins, and Christmas parades, includtoo, but has put ing the Holiday Caravan in Salthat on hold. Duct tape covers isbury, where he parks on North a hole on the side of his trailMain Street near the courthouse. er where it once said “pork He also has a part-time cleaning skins.” Jimmy showers a freshly made funnel cake with business. The hole is from an unforDorsett rents his Salisbury a coating of powdered sugar. tunate accident last fall when funnel cake spot from John the trailer jackknifed, Dorsett Leatherman. As the weather says. ing pattern. warms up, he’ll be open more days He has modest dreams for this Using tongs, Dorsett then moves during the week. grassy spot along Jake Alexander the funnel cake through the bed of He envisions setting up a small Boulevard, one of Salisbury’s hot oil, deep-frying it to a golden produce stand in front of his funnel busiest highways. brown crispness on both sides in cake trailer as a way of bringing in The trailer sits next to a Burger about 2 minutes. more customers. He also would like King and across the street from anDorsett says it’s important, be- to offer shaved ice in his snow other place where fried dough is a fore placing the funnel cake on its cones, if he can afford a good mapopular treat — the new Dunkin’ paper plate, to shake off excess chine. Donuts. grease. “Take a bite, see if it’s OK,” Dorsett welcomes the competiWhile powdered sugar stands as Dorsett says, offering up his latest tion. the time-tested funnel cake topping, funnel cake. “I think it’s a good spot,” he says. Dorsett also offers chocolate syrup It tastes like a million bucks. “Or I hope it’s going to be a good and cinnamon. He chastises himself Contact Mark Wineka at 704-797spot. The more retail there is in one for wearing a black shirt with all the 4263, or mwineka@salisburypost. area, it draws more customers.” powdered sugar flying around. com. Dorsett talks a mile a minute, though waiting for his customers sometimes takes patience. This day, for example, is slow because of an overcast sky and temperatures hovering around 60 degrees. Business would be better, Dorsett explains, with the sun shining and an up-tick in the temperature of at least 5 degrees, maybe even 10. He’s looking forward to today, when the high is supposed to creep past 70 degrees. Under similar conditions Saturday, he sold $130 in funnel cakes and had “a pretty decent day,” he reports. Dorsett also thinks he makes a pretty decent funnel cake. “I haven’t had too many complaints,” he says. He keeps his hot cooking oil between 375 and 400 degrees. From a pitcher he pours his batter into a open metal cylinder sitting in the hot oil. It immediately gives the funnel The funnel cake trailer sits along Jake Alexander Boulevard near the Burgcake its circular, spiraled and drap- er King and across the street from Dunkin’ Donuts. his millions one funnel

Memorial today for Livingstone professor BY LAURIE D. WILLIS Livingstone College News Service

The Rev. Mignonne E.M. Snipes was known around Livingstone College as a motivator who believed in pushing her students to succeed. She was also known as a person who would do anything she could to help out. Above all, Snipes was known as a woman who feared and loved God and put him first in her life. Snipes died Tuesday. She was 42. “Reverend Snipes was a motivator,” said her friend and colleague the Rev. Dr. Johnnie P. Henderson, assistant professor of religious studies. “She believed in great leadership. She was an initiator. She believed in getting things done and doing things with excellence. She loved these students. She was very well SNIPES loved by the students because she … made sure that they were taken care of.” Snipes, an instructor of religion in the Division of Liberal Arts, had worked at Livingstone College since 1994. She received her bachelor of political science and pre-law from Tuskegee University in 1991 and her master’s of divinity from Hood Theological Seminary in 1997. She also holds a certificate in church administration from Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta. Snipes was an associate minister at Soldiers Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church in Salisbury, where the Rev. Dr. Grant Harrison Jr. is pastor. “She was a very faithful member to the church, and she supported us not only in our local church activities but also in community activities,” Harrison said. “For example, when we hosted the kickoff for Livingstone College’s homecoming parade, she’d reach out to community businesses like Cheerwine


Cheerwine flows out to Nashville Salisbury-bred Cheerwine will now be readily available to soft drink fans in neighboring Tennessee. To celebrate this expansion across state lines, Cheerwine will be host for a party Thursday in Nashville, Tenn., for media and a select number of Cheerwine fans. The party will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at The Beer Sellar, 107 Church St., Nashville. For an invitation to the celebration, fans of the soft drink can gain a place on the invitation list by visiting Cheerwine on Facebook to RSVP. The website is Invited guests will have the chance to win numerous Cheerwine prizes including a new iPod, 12 packs of Cheerwine, T-shirts, hats, goodie bags and more. Nashville radio station WCJK also will be covering the event live from the Beer Sellar. Party attendees will be treated to refreshments and hors d'oeuvres, as well as a new Cheerwine cocktail created especially for the occasion. “The Legend” is made with rye whiskey, lemon juice and Cheerwine garnished with a maraschino cherry. Jim Leland, vice president of sales and Cheerwine spokesman, will be host for the festivities and cutting the Cheerwine commemorative cake. “We are so excited to bring Cheerwine to the people of Tennessee,” Leland said in a press release. “And what better way to celebrate than to throw a Cheerwine party.”

4A • MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2011

Bimbo the Boxer was our ‘communal’ pooch

morphized themselves in tying their future to that of ours. Bimbo was the kind of dog you don’t see in cities nowadays — I guess he could have been referred to as a “free range” dog. I remember him showing up on our old slate front porch after dinner and he was especially fond of hamburger patties. He would stand there with a hopeful look in his eye and take a patty in one quick gulp, without his teeth even grazing the hand of the giver (which was usually me). He would swallow the burger whole, in a gulp, with no chewing involved. My moth-

er would oftentimes fix several more hamburger patties than needed. I don’t know if this was accidental, or if she wanted to have a handout ready for our frequent four-legged dinner guest. Bimbo was a Boxer, which was appropriate because he often fought other dogs, showing up at dinnertime with facial wounds sometimes in different stages of healing. Despite his dealings with other dogs, he was always gentle with people. He was lean and muscular despite his communal feedings, probably due to his wanderings and fights. Eventually, to the best of my memory, he got into a fight with a pack of dogs and died from his injuries, being buried, I think, somewhere in the woods next to the Cline’s cow pasture. He can still be seen with me in this old black-andwhite snapshot in which he is the true subject and I am only part of the background, steadying him for my brother Joe to take the picture. The expression on Bimbo’s face seems to be saying that he was aware of, and appreciative of his photo being made.

science degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Business from the University of South Carolina-Aiken and his master’s of education degree from the University of South Carolina, Columbia. While a student at USC Aiken, he served as Intramural Coordinating Supervisor. For a year leading up to and following his graduation there, he continued to work as an Exercise Specialist and Coordinator for Special Services. During his time as a graduate student at USC Columbia, Smith served as Director of Academic Enrichment for South Area Residence Life, responsible for providing an effective living and learning community for more than 3,000 student residents. At Catawba, Ben was recognized for two consecutive academic years, in 2007-08

and 2008-09, as College Staff Member of the Year, based on a popular vote of the student body; and he was the recipient of the Paul Fisher Service Award in 2008-09 for his outstanding commitment to volunteerism and service. He served as On-Site Director of Logistics for Catawba’s Study Abroad Program in Costa Rica during the summers of 2006 and 2008, traveling with groups of 50 students for one month, monitoring their well-being, assisting with logistics, weekly excursions and coordinating host family lodging. He is a member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association. Married to wife Sabrina, the couple lives in Salisbury.

fearing lady. She put God before everything. She was just real laid back, but she made her presence known when she came in a room. She has left a legacy that will be forever remembered.” Dr. Leroy Simmons, vice president of academic affairs, said Snipes was an asset to Livingstone College’s faculty. “Reverend Mignonne Snipes was a wonderful teacher,” Simmons said. “She was loved by all of her students and she will be sorely missed.” Livingstone President Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins Sr. agreed. “Reverend Snipes was the type of instructor colleges and universities love to have,” Jenkins said. “She was tireless in her efforts and she always put the students first. We were blessed to have her on our campus and are truly saddened by her untimely passing.” Snipes was active in numerous organizations, including the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, National Association of Female Executives, Outstanding Young Women of America, Ministers and Lay Association A.M.E. Zion Church, Tuskegee National Alumni Association, Who’s Who Worldwide Registry, Hood Theological Seminary Alumni Association, The National Association of Student Affairs Professionals, Leadership Rowan Alumni Association, Bridges Alumnae Association (UNC-Chapel Hill), American Association of University Women Marquis, Who’s Who of American Women and Summer Institute Alumni (Bryn Mawr). Snipes is also the former Chaplain of the Southwest Region of the Tuskegee National Alumni Association, which includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. Included among her numerous awards are Coalition of 100 Black Women Leadership Award, Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church Academic Scholarship Award, Alabama Statewide Achievement Academy Award and the Sterlings Who’s Who, Hood Theological Seminary Student Achievement Award. LeCounte Nedab II, 21, a

senior religious studies major from Ocean City, Md., couldn’t say enough about Snipes. “Reverend Snipes was one of the most uplifting and encouraging professors at Livingstone College,” Nedab said. “She always took herself out of the equation in her ‘come to Jesus’ meetings with students. She was a patient listener and was non-judgmental, and that’s why students related to her so well.” Nedab, who considered Snipes a mentor, said she was good at helping him and others learn to rely on God. “Under her tutelage I’ve learned to lean and trust in God but also to let go of some of my stubborn ways,” Nedab said. “She brought out the best in me, including hidden talents I didn’t know I had. She was a jewel. I am truly going to miss her. Livingstone College has lost one of its brightest stars, and if I could say one final word to her, it would be thank you.” Reverend Snipes is survived by her parents, the Rev. Johnnie Snipes III and the Rev. Dr. Gloria M. Snipes. A memorial service will be held for her today at Livingstone College at 11 a.m. in Varick Auditorium. Snipes will be laid to rest in Sharon Hill Cemetery in Dover, Del., following a funeral at noon Saturday at Scott A.M.E. Zion Church in Wilmington, Del.


DEAN FROM 3a ing candidate of choice, hands down. He has always been willing to step up to the plate and assume more responsibilities and his promotion will afford him no exception. I look forward to working with him as we wrap up this academic year and make ready for new and returning students next fall.” Well-liked by students, faculty and staff on Catawba’s campus and known as a team player, Smith noted his professional passion is for Student Life. “The best reward of my career thus far is having a direct impact on the development and growth of college students,” Smith said. A native of South Carolina, Smith earned his bachelor of

FUNERAL FROM 3a or Chick-fil-A for in-kind donations to feed the students. She was creative in supporting the church, the college and the community.” Harrison said Snipes was an affiliate member at Soldiers Memorial, which meant she still held membership in her home conference. He has known Snipes since the two were classmates at Hood Theological Seminary. Snipes, the former associate vice president for student affairs and dean of residential life at Livingstone College, was active on campus. “When I first met her I always thought that she was very knowledgeable about what needed to be done on campus,” Henderson said. “She’s a former campus minister. She was very active on campus. She was very committed. She was excited about the committees she was on. She took students to Hood Theological Seminary, Hampton University and other schools to show them options for graduate school. She always wanted the students to strive for excellence.” Jasmine Oliver, 21, a senior psychology major from Germany, credits Snipes with helping her become a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. “Reverend Snipes was the first soror that I met on campus at Livingstone College,” said Oliver, president of the Alpha Xi chapter of AKA. “She took me under her wing. She wrote a recommendation letter for me, and I feel like without her giving word on who I was I don’t think I’d be an AKA woman today. I was a transfer student from Clinton Junior College, and of course when they’re picking girls for the sorority they normally choose people they know. Reverend Snipes was the only person who would vouch for my character.” Oliver said she also liked Snipes because of her downto-earth personality. “She was real. That’s one thing that everybody can say about Reverend Snipes,” Oliver said. “She was a real God-

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OBITUARIES/AREA SALISBURY — Jimmy Lawson Earnhardt, Jr., age 37, of Salisbury, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. His death was unexpected. Jimmie was born May 9, 1973, in Cabarrus County, he was a son of Grace Helen Hudson Earnhardt Mcof Curley Cuba, N.Y. He enjoyed hunting and was an avid NASCAR fan. He was a loving husband and father. He was a veteran serving with the United States Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Shirley T. Earnhardt of the home; a daughter, Hailey Richlene Earnhardt of the home; one brother, Johnny Earnhardt of Horseheads, N.Y.; a sister, Wendy Earnhardt of Salisbury; and eight nieces and nephews. Visitation: The family will received friends Friday, Feb. 18, from 6-8 p.m. at Whitley's Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the residence. Service: Graveside Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 21, at Salisbury National Cemetery. Whitley's Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Earnhardt. Online condolences may be sent to

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SALISBURY — Rev. James E. “Doc” Hollis, age 83, of Salisbury, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Born Jan. 20, 1928, in Salisbury, he was the son of the late Dr. James Elwood Hollis and Mayme Elizabeth Porter Hollis. Rev. Hollis graduated from Boyden High School, Class of 1945 and Catawba College, Class of 1950. He attended Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta from 1979-82 and received his Masters of Divinity Degree. He was a veteran of the United States Army during World War II. His earlier career was in the textile industry with 17 years with the North Carolina Finishing Company as manager of plant production and held executive positions at four other major textile companies. After entering the ministry, he served churches in Etowah, Tenn., Midlothian, Tex. and Concord, N.C. He also served as interim pastor with Unity Presbyterian Church, and did evangelistic work with the Bill Glass Evangelistic Association, Dallas, Tex. Rev. Hollis attended the First Presbyterian Church of Salisbury and Franklin Presbyterian Church. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Janet Marie Wolford “Jan” Hollis, whom he married, June 21, 1952; sons, Joel T. Hollis and wife, Leigh Anna of Chattanooga, Tenn., Mark E. Hollis and wife, Judy and their children, Tyler and Jay of Concord; daughters, Julia E. Moore and husband, Curt and their children Stuart, Caroline and Hollis of Lincolnton, Anne L. Naylor and her son Cole of Dallas, Tex., Lynn M. Thompson and her children, Taylor and Logan of Newton and Mary F. McElroy and her husband, Mark and their children, Madison and Sydney of Dallas, Tex.; brother, Jack A. Hollis of Germantown, Tenn.; and sister, Frances E. Titschler of Tucson, Ariz. Service: Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Franklin Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. Larry Summey and Rev. Jack Hollis, Jr., officiating. Interment will follow at Franklin Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Visitation: The family will receive friends from 11-12:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Ladies Parlor at Franklin Presbyterian Church. Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Franklin Presbyterian Church, 280 Franklin Church Dr., Salisbury, NC 28147 or Unity Presbyterian Church Building Fund, PO Box 28, Woodleaf, NC 27054, Flow Harris Church, Winecoff School Rd., Concord, NC 28025 or the charity of the donors choice Nancy Campbell Fink Summersett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. CONCORD — Nancy CarOnline condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralolyn Campbell Fink, age 77, of 4158 Deerfield Dr., Concord, and formerly of Kannapolis, died Saturday, Shirley Jeanette Smith Ailene Humphrey Safrit Feb. 19, 2011, CHINA GROVE — Shirley SALISBURY — Ailene at Big Elm Jeanette Smith, age 75, of 320 Humphrey Safrit, age 85, of Nursing Cen- Echo Hollow Dr., China Salisbury, died Sunday, Feb. ter. Grove, passed away on Satur- 20, 2011, at her home. Mrs. Ms. Fink day, Feb. 19, 2011, at the home Safrit will remain at the Sumwas born on of her sister. mersett Funeral Home pendOct. 12, 1933, Born in Rowan County on ing completion of funeral arin Concord, Jan. 29, 1936, she was the rangements. she was a daughter of the late daughter of the late Clyde and Ray Lanier Campbell and the Cora Cavin Smith. late Mae Plyer Campbell. She was educated in the Josephine R. Lanning She was a Baptist by faith Rowan County Schools and SALISBURY — Josephine and had worked for Cannon was a member of Lakewood Roberts Lanning, age 85, of Mills Co. for 40 years working Baptist Church, where she Salisbury passed away Sunin the sewing department. was a member of the Carolyn day, Feb. 20, 2011, at Rowan In addition to her parents, Sweatt Circle. Regional Medical Center. Sershe is preceded in death by a Ms. Smith worked earlier vices are pending. Powles Fubrother, Norman Campbell; in life at Draymore Manufac- neral Home is assisting the and a sister, Barbara Hines. turing. Her hobbies included Lanning Family. Nancy is survived by two doing plastic crafts, she was sons; Derrell Perkins (Linda) fond of music and loved her Mabel Hartsell Bollinger of Concord and Randall cat and her nieces and STATESVILLE — Mabel Perkins (Pam) of Baltimore, nephews. Lucille Hartsell Bollinger, age Md.; five grandchildren, DarSurviving her are sisters, 90, of Jurneys of Statesville, rin, Laura, Ryan, Brian and Peggy Wilson of Kannapolis died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at Nicholas Perkins; three great- and June Tilley of China Iredell Memorial Hospital. grandchildren, Sarah, Devin Grove; and numerous nieces Funeral plans are incomplete & Caleb; and a brother, Don and nephews. and will be announced by Campbell. Visitation, Service and Bunch-Johnson Funeral Service and Burial: The Burial: Visitation will be on Home. service for Ms. Fink will be Monday, Feb. 21, at Linn Honheld at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, eycutt Funeral Home in LanFeb. 22, at Whitley's Funeral dis from 2-3 p.m. with funeral Roland Michael Futrell Home Chapel conducted by services at 3 p.m., also at Linn SALISBURY — Roland Rev. Thomas Smith. Burial Honeycutt with Revs. Robert Michael Futrell, age 62, of will take place at Carolina Howard and Josh Hughes, Salisbury, passed away SaturMemorial Park in Kannapolis. ministers. Burial will follow day, Feb. 19, 2011, at his resiVisitation: The family will at West Lawn Memorial Park. dence. Services are pending. receive friends from 1-2:30 Memorials: Memorials Evergreen cremation Serp.m. Tuesday, before the ser- may be made to Hospice and vices of Salisbury is assisting vice at Whitley's. Palliative Care of Cabarrus the Futrell Family. Memorials: Memorials can County, 5003 Hospice Lane, be made to: Alzheimer's As- Kannapolis NC 28081. sociation Western Carolina Online condolences may be Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Dr. made to the family at Charlotte, NC 28215-3220 www.linnhoneycuttfuneralWhitley's Funeral Home is assisting the Fink Family. Online condolences can be made at www.whitleysfuneralhomeMr. Robert Lee .com.

Mr. Billy Thomas Beck 2:30 PM - Monday Concord Central United Methodist Visitation: 1- 2:30 PM Mon. At the Church Rev. James E. “Doc” Hollis 1:00 PM - Tuesday Franklin Presbyterian Church Visitation: 11-12:45 Tuesday At the Church Mr. Emmette Gray Thompson Jr. Incomplete Mrs. Ailene Humphrey Safrit Incomplete

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Shared growth The town of Badin once made aluminum, and it was aluminum that made the town. A French company called L’Aluminum Francais began work on a dam and smelting operation on the Yadkin, but the outbreak of World War I caused construction to halt. After that company left, Alcoa took over the smelting operation in 1914. It built four dams to power it between 1917 and 1962. Until its incorporation in 1990, Badin was a company town. Alcoa built it according to the French “garden city” plans, and as the Alcoa’s workforce grew, so did Badin. The company built houses, schools and churches and provided police and fire service for the town. Harrison worked 31 years with Alcoa before retiring. He started out in the potroom before moving to the machine shop and then to purchasing. When it first started up, the company employed around 3,000 people in highpaying jobs. When it received its first license in 1958, Alcoa still employed about 1,000, but the workforce and the town’s population dwindled over the next several decades. Industry became automated, commuting grew easier and jobs began to move overseas. By 2002, the midcentury technology at Badin Works could not compete with newer, larger smelting operations, so Alcoa shut the plant down. “I can’t turn my back on a friend because he’s down and not making money right now,” Harrison said. “Alcoa has been a good corporate citizen.”

Hope survives The mayor said he trusts the company to help revitalize the town’s economy by bringing new business in. Harrison recently met with representatives from a company seriously considering the site. “They love the power capacity, they’re impressed with the infrastructure and they’re impressed Alcoa still owns 11 miles of railway,” he said. Alcoa plans to keep the four 1,200-foot-long, 65-footwide parallel buildings where potroom workers made aluminum in sweltering heat. Temperatures often reached 120 degrees near the smelting equipment. Alumina was extracted from bauxite ore under heat and pressure, then suspended in pots of molten cryolite at nearly 1,800 degrees. An electric current would separate out the molten aluminum, which was transported to another building to be cast into ingots or other products.

It also suggests getting more help from environmental activist Erin Brockovich, who spoke out against the company in June 2010 at an event sponsored by Yadkin Riverkeeper Inc. When asked about the email, Kevin Anton, Alcoa’s new Chief Sustainability Officer said the company wants to “stay above the fray.” In the past several months, Alcoa has begun efforts to Jon C. LaKey/SALISBURY POST change the tone of public disMiniature ingots called “pigs” of aluminum that were given to cussion on relicensing. The Alcoa employees. The company made huge ingots that were tone of its own public statements has become less defenshipped to industrial customers. sive and more conciliatory. censing, but Harrison said Site amenities Anton recently held talks Now, the massive warethe town will be better off throughout North Carolina house-style buildings and if Alcoa stays. with the company’s supportlong concrete pot trenches As part of the relicensers and its detractors. will soon be empty. Alcoa ing settlement agreement, “We’re listening, and peorepresentatives say the rare Alcoa has pledged to dople are talking,” Anton said. structures are well-suited to nate 14 acres to the town “There’s less rhetoric and assembly-line manufacturfor a new public park more dialog.” ing and heavy industry. along Badin Lake. If the He said he understands Other buildings on the new license is approved by that actions speak louder than site feature industrial-capac- FERC, the City of Albewords, and Alcoa is working ity cranes and other special- marle will be allowed to to redevelop the Badin Works ty equipment. increase its water consite and bring jobs back to the In terms of infrastrucsumption by four times — community. ture, said Stanly County up to 30 million gallons Those who have lost faith Manager Andy Lucas, the per day. in the company say they’ll beBadin Works site is one of The company also has lieve it when they see it. the best available for indusagreed to donate about When Stanly County Comtry in the area and even the 1,000 acres of land to exmissioner Tony Dennis was state. It has access to lowpand Morrow Mountain told of Alcoa’s redevelopment cost energy, dual-service State Park, allowing Badin plans, he said he’s heard it all rail, natural gas and high-ca- to have an access point. before, and “I believe that as pacity water and sewer. He said he doesn’t know much as I can fly.” “The site that has lot of what will happen to that Dennis says Alcoa is a attractive features, but one land if Alcoa leaves the “wolf in sheepskin” and calls thing it doesn’t have is a area. The state could purits new public relations apclean bill of health,” Lucas chase it along with the proach “smoke and mirrors.” said. “The problems we have dams in a takeover of the Naujoks also is unimare with environmental lega- project, but Harrison pressed with Alcoa’s coopercy concerns.” doubts it would follow the ative stance, calling it “little Representatives from the company’s intentions. more than a PR move to get a N.C. Department of Environ“Alcoa’s land is pristine 50-year license.” ment and Natural Resources and beautiful,” Harrison Dennis, Hanes and Naujoks and the Department of Com- said. “That’s the way we all say Alcoa has lied about its merce are working to adwant to keep it.” environmental record and dress those concerns as they Contact reporter Kariscurrent practices. arise, Harrison said. sa Minn at 704-797-4222. But the company says it is Cyanide, arsenic, PCBs and other toxic contaminants have been found in soil and groundwater at or near the site. The mayor said he knows damage has been done but says Alcoa has complied with state and federal environmental officials’ instructions to mitigate it. “We pay DENR to be our watchdog,” Harrison said. “If they say Alcoa should clean it up, they should clean it up. Right now, I understand they’re within their limitations.” He said most of the pollution took place before anyone realized how bad it was. “My father and my wife’s father worked for them then,” he said. “They didn’t know what they had.” Stanly County Commissioner Tony Dennis also grew up in the area and had relatives who worked for Alcoa. He says Alcoa may not have known what it was doing then, but it isn’t doing what it should be now. “They claim they’ve cleaned up the site, but they haven’t and they’re not going to,” Dennis said. “Who’s going to come over on that polluted site?”

working transparently on those issues with state and federal agencies. It also says it has been a “strong supporter of the local community” for a long time. The company helps provide job training in Stanly County, and it partners with state agencies and local law enforcement to promote water safety. Alcoa has donated one million artifacts found at the Hardaway Site in Stanly County to researchers at UNC Chapel Hill. Its foundation also provided a $220,000 grant for the site. The Alcoa Foundation has provided sheriff departments in Stanly, Rowan, Davidson and Montgomery counties with new patrol boats.

The foundation also awarded a $250,000 grant in December 2007 to support economic development efforts in Badin. Badin Mayor Jim Harrison said Alcoa has been a good corporate neighbor. He said he understands environmental concerns, but he’s satisfied that Alcoa is working closely with state and federal agencies to address them. Those who loudly oppose the company are motivated by money, Harrison said. It’s not only Alcoa’s opponents who frame the relicensing debate as a battle between good and evil. “You know the people who are against the relicensing?” Harrison joked. “I like to call them the ‘dark side.’”

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NC gov, GOP resolute on early budget positions RALEIGH (AP) — Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue and the Legislature’s new GOP leaders have identified positions on the state budget process early and both vow they won’t budge. Unlike recent years, when Democrats and a chief executive from the same party have had largely similar goals and sought accommodation, the players in this new relationship between opposing parties sound like they’re drawing lines with permanent markers, rather than in sand. In releasing her $19.9 billion spending plan for the next fiscal year, Perdue said protecting her economic development tools and public education — in particular paying for all classroom teaching positions in the public schools currently funded by the state — were priorities while she closed a $2.4 billion shortfall. “We’ve understood for nearly 100 years in North Carolina that education is fundamental to the future welfare of this state,” Perdue said in unveiling her plan recently. “No governor or Legislature in the history of

North Carolina has walked away from this primary mission. I refuse to be the first and I urge the General Assembly to walk down this path with me.” Republicans say they want to protect public education, but demand less taxes, too. They say they won’t pass a budget that extends a temporary sales tax set to expire June 30. Perdue’s budget would keep threequarters of the penny tax approved in 2009. The GOP would have to find hundreds of millions of dollars more in spending cuts — and potentially more government job losses beyond the 10,000 positions Perdue recommended to eliminate — to make up the difference. “The people understand that what we need to do is to cut spending,” said Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham. “We need to cut spending more than what the governor has proposed, and we intend to move forward with that.” It seems neither Perdue nor Republicans like Berger will back down soon. That could make for negotia-

tions well into the summer, especially if Republicans are unable to persuade a handful of House Democrats to join them to create veto-proof majorities on a final plan. Perdue headed out within hours of rolling out her plan to drum up support outside of Raleigh, visiting newspaper editorial boards and a community college. She scheduled a business round-table today in Wilmington. Republicans believe they have backing from voters who put them in charge of both chambers of the General Assembly for the first time in 141 years. They don’t see a circumstance where they would go back on their promise to let the temporary tax expire. The two sides agree on some tax and spending issues, such as reducing the corporate income tax rate and eliminating nonessential government programs. “The governor shares our view that we need, to the maximum extent possible, minimize the impact on classroom teachers and teachers’ as-

sistants,” said House Speaker Thom Tillis, R-Mecklenburg, but “many of us are convinced that there are a billion dollars in additional cuts that can be made without affecting core services.” Perdue’s office said that without keeping most of the sales tax in place, generating $827 million next year, she would have been forced to raise class sizes and eliminate funds for 12,500 teachers and teaching assistants. But the revenue isn’t dedicated to public education, and cuts could have been made elsewhere. Another Republican, Sen. Pete Brunstetter of Forsyth County, cochairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, suggested putting a box around teachers and teaching assistant positions like Perdue did would prevent scrutiny of the public schools, where 59 percent of statefunded positions reside. Republicans may win allies from local governments displeased with how Perdue’s plan would protect teachers’ jobs at the expense of shifting expenses to them.

Perdue believes she has support on the budget from the public, who will consider her re-election bid next year and often poll well in support of education, even though the GOP says she’s breaking a promise because the entire extra penny on the sales tax wouldn’t expire. So far, one conservative Democrat often mentioned as a potential swing vote says he’s sticking so far with Perdue on the budget. “If you’re going to cut another billion dollars, than some of that will have to come out of education,” said Rep. Jim Crawford, D-Granville. The GOP’s first crack at the budget will come in April when the House rolls out a plan. A governor has never vetoed the final budget bill since North Carolina’s chief executive received veto power in 1997, but it’s still a powerful tool to bring compromise. As Perdue said about upcoming talks with the GOP leaders: “It’s going to be an interesting conversation that I look forward to having with them.”

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me to come to the conference room and I saw the manila envelope in my boss’s hand, that was my life. I had seen it before. I was going to lose my job.” This time, she was the one being escorted out. “I cried all the way home. I stopped at the liquor store. I shut my myself off. I felt betrayed, used and ignorant to have thought all I had put into it would make a difference in the end. “And now, I resent the hell out of it.” That was on March 2, 2002. “I was totally crushed. I felt like less of a person — that part of me was gone,” she said. “You begin to become a split personality with your family. You have to be the person you were, but inside you’re not. You pretty much lie and put on

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GREENSBORO — Numbers have come to define her desperation. Like three. That’s how many times she’s been laid off since 2002. Or 165 — how many days she’s been without work. She can’t believe 400 — all the resumes she’s sent since January. Which leads to zero — how many interviews she’s had. And then there’s 54. Her age. Meet Donna McCall. Wife. Mother. Statistic. Like 14 million Americans, she’s been downsized. Like one in five area residents, she’s living below the poverty line. How did this former textile supervisor get here? It’s a long story. But then, these days McCall has nothing but time. “I used to call it a train wreck. Hell, it’s a derailment,” she says from a living room chair. “I had the plan — a clear picture of where I was going to be today. But it’s gone. That’s just never going to happen. “I’m lost.” The economy created 36,000 new jobs last month and even if McCall — a heartfelt and headstrong woman — had gotten one of them, it would’ve been too late. The damage has been done. Financially. Emotionally. Psychologically. Her career and credit are shot. Her self-esteem and savings have wasted away. Her identity and idealism are shattered. The only goal in her immediate future is survival. When you’re in debt and desperate for work, this becomes your American Dream. “At this point, I’ll take anything,” admits McCall, who has two grown sons. “I’m resigned to it. I’m doing what I have to do. The passion is gone.” Most days, you can find her at home “living in sweat pants and pajamas,” lighting an occasional smoke, drinking a glass of wine — usually more — and trying to maintain her sanity and contain self-pity while telling herself one thing: “It’s not my fault.” And she waits. For an email. A phone call. A letter. Something. Anything. An acknowledgment that she matters to someone, somewhere. At 46, McCall went back to school — “I cried the first six weeks” — to pursue a degree in hotel and restaurant management. She graduated from GTCC with honors. All for nothing. She’s applied to be a bartender, greeter and even a staffer on a cruise ship. Not that it mattered. “After the first few applications and you don’t hear anything, you begin to feel like you’re cast aside in society,” says McCall, her gaze intense. “You’re just a shell left here to pass away. You lose yourself. You want to feel worth.” The phone rings. McCall has a pretty good idea who it

is — and it’s not an employer. “It’s probably a bill collector.” When your employment is as sporadic as McCall’s, debt collectors become a part of life. It’s a hole she’s been trying to climb out of since 2002 — the first time she was laid off — and it gets deeper each time she’s unemployed. Once McCall had drained her savings, like many who are jobless, she resorted to credit. But it was a trap. It only created more bills. And more debt. Before McCall knew it, she and her 67-year-old husband, who is retired, joined the 20 percent of people in the region living in poverty. Between McCall’s unemployment check and her husband’s Social Security, it’s not enough to cover the basics, much less anything extra. McCall has quit taking certain medications to save money. She wears clothes from Goodwill. She’s trying to squeeze a few more miles out of a car that already has 170,000. She’s let her house — and herself — go. “Anything else that breaks down,” McCall says, “it’ll just be broken.” November 2010. McCall enters a local food bank for the first time. “When I walked into the pantry, I recognized half the people there — my neighbors were volunteers. I sucked it up. Pride has gone by the side.” Time was, she saw herself at this age looking forward to retirement. Now, she tries not to think beyond tomorrow. “You get knocked down so many times, it gets to the point where you can no longer worry about where you’re going to be 10 years from now. “My future is lost. I don’t think I can get that back.” Blue Bell production plant. Several years ago. McCall was a successful salon owner fresh from Blacksburg, Va., with no experience in textiles her first day at Blue Bell, maker of Wrangler jeans. Her job: Operate a machine that put waistbands in pants. Look good doing it. And not freak out. She remembers thinking: “Oh, my God. What am I doing here? I’m making a change. This is for my boys. I can do this. This is for them.” Within two weeks, she was promoted to inspector. After three months, she was a salaried employee who helped oversee shipping and manufacturing. “I loved it,” she says with a smile. “It was a mental challenge, something I hadn’t done before. I walked the floors a lot, and ideas would come to me about how I could make things better. I would take it to management and often, it worked.” By 1992, when a headhunter convinced her to be a quality-control supervisor at another clothing manufacturer, McCall had a realization. “This was what I was going


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such skill, such culinary cunning that Michelle Condra-Peck writes Martha Stewabout the challenges and reart would call wards of being a working mom, me for tips. raising a child with ADHD, and I remember making a blended family a lot of white. work…on a budget. Apparently, I dress in white and decorate in white in my daydreams. Any deviaOnce upon a time. tion from this plan upset me. If peoThat’s how most fairy tales begin. ple didn’t respond in the way I wantI believe any story about my 20s ed or if things didn’t go according to would have to begin with “Once upon the plan I had set for myself, it threw a time…” me completely off kilter. There wasn’t a lot of reality to It may shock you to hear that my those days. Sure I was married, had first marriage didn’t work out. a job and was paying bills, but I can’t Neither did any of the other twensay that I was living in the real ty-something plans I had for the way world. life was supposed to be. I think my vision of how marI’m 39 now and I would like to riage, family and life were supposed think that my outlook on life is more to be looked more like a television reality based. You see, I no longer show filmed through a soft lens than rely on other people and things for reality. my happiness. I had visions of lounging on the Having children will do that for porch with my doting husband while you if you let it. our children frolicked happily in our My days began between five and perfectly manicured yard under five-thirty. huge shade trees with their leaves I shower, dress and wake up my rustling gently in the afternoon 7-year-old son, Brady. breeze. Usually this involves grabbing Yes, that’s right. I said frolicked. him by his feet and pulling him out We would sip iced tea and enjoy of his loft bed while he giggles and the sound of our children’s laughter pretends to still be asleep and incawhile we discussed the topics of the pable of supporting his own day and what we would have for din- weight. ner. I lay out his clothes and get him Then we would all go inside to- motivated to get dressed while I do gether to our perfectly clean home my hair and makeup. where I would prepare a meal with By this I mean I make 37 trips

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down the hall accompanied by yells of “Mom!” while applying makeup and brushing my hair. We brush our teeth together and my son fires up the television. I start the car so it can warm up then make sure my son is dressed. I make sure he doesn’t have toothpaste on his sleeves. I remind him to get his michelle Condra-peck and her son brady. shoes and socks on. I get out Brady’s medication and that many days I show up in jeans offer food to the cute grumbling and a sweatshirt with no makeup and lump on the couch. a bad attitude. Today, for instance, Brady takes his pill and eats. we got a mile from the house and I I remind him to chew with his had to turn around and go back bemouth closed. cause I forgot to give Brady his medI make sure he has his book bag icine. and everything he needs for the day There has also been more than and check that he doesn’t have food one occasion where I got five miles on his sleeves. from home and realized I was on the Then we leave the house. Magic road to work and not the road to Time (our words for 6:30 a.m. when Brady’s before school care. the magic happens) is the time we My sweet little boy was cozily aim for. tucked into the backseat without a I drop him off at before school care in the world. care by 6:45 a.m.. That’s on a good There have also been days where day. That’s the way it’s supposed to at 6:45 a.m. we were still looking for work. shoes. “There is none so blind as he My co-workers can tell you who will not see.”

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I think that was written about my son. I’m not sure exactly how a child with perfect vision can stand on top of his shoes, book bag, homework, remote… sandwich… and not see it. Even as I write this I can hear my husband, Dan, laughing. He raised Derek and Alyssa, our older kids, by himself through this phase of their lives. I’m a happier person now than I was in my 20s. I’m more honest emotionally with myself and others. I’m more content than I have ever been. I think the way my fairy tale should begin is, “So here’s what happened…”

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Mary shares tips on how to slash the high cost of clutter problem, and I’m learning to deal with it. And I’m happy to say I’ve made excellent progress. But this did not happen until I was willing to admit to the high cost of clutter in my life. Disorder creates distractions and confusion. Clutter costs us time, money and, for some, jobs. I have a theory that most of us would be more than willing to let go of the stuff that’s cluttering our homes if we knew these things would serve a worthwhile cause or help someone else. With that in mind, here are those worthwhile causes for

your seven biggest clutter problems: • Vases, baskets, containers and anything else that held flowers you have received. If they’re cracked or broken, no one wants them. But those in like-new condition? Take to the closest flower shop to be recycled. • Excess dishes. If you do not use them at least once each year, sell them to an antique dealer or give them to a local thrift shop or the church’s annual rummage sale. • Pots and pans. Offer them to family members, take them to the thrift shop or see if your church kitchen or camp could

use some decent cookware. • Clothing. Can’t bring yourself to dump your good clothes into a collection bin? Find an organization with specific needs. Crisis pregnancy homes, battered women’s shelters and drug rehab centers are just a few of the places that will be so grateful to get gently-used clothing that their clients can wear to job interviews. Beyond gently worn? Then toss them. Now. • Books. If you’re keeping them for show, give it up. No one is impressed. Go straight to If they’ll buy any, print out the prepaid mail-

ing label and get those books into the mail. If not, donate books to your local library. What they cannot put on the shelves will help raise funds at the next library book sale. • Bibles and church literature. Call a local church or two, and ask if they want them. If not, send them to the thrift shop. • Furniture. Place an ad in your local paper or post your items on to sell them. If you want to give the stuff away, post on the website Or call up the next fundraiser auction that comes along and ask if they will

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Parents say ‘no’ to foreclosed family Dear Miffed: You haven’t said no to your daughter. You have said no to her husband, who according to you is a dangerous character. If he is what you say he is, you should ask that he keep his distance. You have been very clear about the conditions under which you would consider this arrangement, and your daughter can either accept or reject the deal you’re offering. It is your home and your life, and you can certainly dictate whom you intend to share it with. Rather than focusing on her entitlements as a daughter, she should start to think about her responsibilities as a mother. If her husband is the monster you claim he is, then everyone in the family should be working toward one goal: to get their children into a safe, secure and stable environment. Dear Amy: My husband likes to joke about how much I’m eating. He thinks it’s funny and frankly can’t understand why his jokes offend me. I’m in great shape, but really it’s not even about that. Last night he made a joke after analyzing some bills. He said, “Wow, you are voracious!” I’m pregnant with our first child, we are both happy to be parents, but these jokes make

me feel bad. I tried to explain that (like most women) somewhere deep in my soul I worry about my weight, so I don’t want to hear such jokes — especially now when I’m gaining baby weight. Should I eat less just to give him an impression that I’m not voracious?! I don’t think so. But how can I explain to him that such hints and jokes hurt me? — Good Eater Dear Eater: You’ve already explained to your husband how these jokes affect you, and either he doesn’t understand or doesn’t care. I agree that this is insensitive, but I suggest that you let it lie. Let it lie, like a chocolate glazed Dunkin’ Donut. And don’t touch it. If you let it lie and he continues making inappropriate jokes at your expense, you can respond by saying, “Honey, I know it’s scary to have a baby. I have a feeling you’re making jokes because you’re nervous about it. So go ahead and tell me what you’re really thinking. Are you worried about my getting fat? Are you worried about the expense?” Send questions via e-mail to or by mail to Ask Amy, Chicago Tribune, TT500, 435 N. Michigan


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Appalling decisions for Kannapolis I am amazed and appalled! The Sunday Independent Tribune (Feb. 13) has revealed the new name for Kannapolis. “Center City” certainly makes the former “Mill Village” sound important. I was born and raised in the mill village. I am not ashamed that I was born and lived in Kannapolis. I learned to read and write, learned science, geography, “real history” and arithmetic. I did this in a two-story school in a class usually of 33 to 36 (according to what year it was). I was able to graduate even though today’s educators say 18-20 is enough in a classroom. Of course, the loss of the mill (given away by our elected officials) virtually shut down Kannapolis because it was basically built to serve the mill workers who lived in mill houses. David Murdock does not want certain businesses in Kannapolis/Center City. The article in Sunday’s paper (Future Plans for Center City) tells us exactly what Mr. Murdock wants. For example, for beautification purposes, change the Loop Road into a modern urban boulevard, with bicycle lanes and mast arm signals. Also those certain intersections are considered to be the “front porch,” not of Kannapolis, but Center City. After all, we must look good for the visitors. And then, there is art, Ah, yes, art, for we are a civilized people. And while we have no extra money with which to do anything, let us drive from our homes on roads that need paving, jump the pot holes and spend time observing the art. Or, we could consider the entertainment or leisure district. Here again, we can check out the art galleries, live music, restaurants, and other entertainment while our minds are not on leisure things, but how we will pay our bills and keep our homes. Now my question is, where is the money coming from to do all of this? — Marshall Brooks Kannapolis

Perilous times “They know also that in the last days, perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemous, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying the power, therefore from such turn away.” (2 Timothy 3:1-7) Does this sound like the time in which we are living? Man has forgotten God. His word tells us, if we forget him, his mercy will flee. No one has any answer for all the mess this world is in now. The only way out is to get ready, and stay ready, for Jesus’ coming in the clouds. Things are going to happen as never before. World War III is not far down the road. It is bad now, but nothing compared to what is coming. The only way out is, be sorry for your sins, repent, tell Jesus you are sorry, and to come live in your heart. Then turn from your wicked way of living. Live a life as holy as you possibly can. Keep looking for Jesus, and you will go up to meet him and be spared from the wrath to come. — Alma Johnson Salisbury

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Let’s honor history by teaching it MICHAEL LEO POMERANZ American Council of Trustees and Alumni

e used to celebrate Washington’s birthday and Lincoln’s birthday: each in February, and each worth celebrating. But now we have a Presidents’ Day — a deliberately vague holiday — that apparently fails to distinguish between Presidents Lincoln and Fillmore. So who’s teaching about presidents? You’d think that higher education in our democracy would lead the way in the sophisticated study of American ideas and institutions. Quite the contrary: American schools have relegated American history to — shall we say it? — the dust bin of history. Presidents’ Day — Washington’s Birthday, if I may — is the perfect time to focus on the role of colleges in teaching American history. According to What Will They Learn? — a national survey of over 700 college general education requireWASHINGTON ments— fewer than 20 percent of schools require a class in U.S. history or government. In a number of our major states, that number is quite lower: 19 percent in New York, 11 percent in Florida, 5 percent in Illinois, 4 percent in Virginia (only James Madison University, of the schools reviewed). Of the 40 schools studied in Pennsylvania, not a single one required American history or government. If not required to study American history, college students are likely to study something else: something narrower or trendier, something that meets at a later hour or is more obviously “relevant” to their 19-yearold perspectives. We send students to college because we think they don’t know everything, and can learn from those who know more. Why do we expect them to know how to create their own curriculum? Every incentive on campus encourages students to deny the thought-provoking and nationally-important classes for the easier, more comfortable, and, if you’ll excuse the phrase, sexier classes. We’ve taken the cafeteria approach to food — offering veggies, pizza, and ice cream without direction — and have that, too often, students go for dessert. We want them to go for civics. Nor is this question merely academic (pun intended). The lack of a rigorous curriculum impacts our students’ knowledge. A survey by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni showed that only a third of grad-


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uating seniors knew who commanded American troops at Yorktown. (Washington did. The one whose birthday is Feb. 22.) So where does that leave us? Benjamin Franklin, after the Constitution was signed, famously proclaimed to a fellow citizen that America is a republic “if you can keep it.” Central to “keeping” our Republic is understanding its government and its history. Colleges should start by requiring students to take a survey class in American history or American government. It’s not enough to know that we have had presidents. Students — college students, especially — should know who they were, how they differed from one another and what characteristics they shared, how the presidency has changed over two centuries, and proposals for changing it further. Such knowledge is part of their birthright as Americans and surely essential to their obligations to govern America in the future. Colleges might look to the University of LINCOLN Texas at Austin. All Longhorns take an introductory and a higher-level course in American government and two further classes in American history. Ultimately responsible for college curricula are trustees, who have the fiduciary responsibility for the financial and academic health of their institutions. Trustees — especially of public schools, appointed by governors — have an obligation to determine whether theirs is a school with an American history requirement and, if not, to require American history or government. They might develop, with the faculty, an exemplary program of their own. If you are an alumnus of such a college or university, write letters to your board and to your alumni association. Tell them you fear for the value of your degree —and for the future of your country. President Jefferson wrote, “[i]f a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” Surely we can’t ignore that presidential caution in regard to the knowledge of history. On this Presidents’ Day, our colleges and universities can do something great for the 44 presidents and for the next 44: they can teach them. • • • Michael Leo Pomeranz is the senior researcher at the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. Contact him at: or 202-467-0376.

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done. — C. E. Stowe

oseph McCarthy, the U.S. senator of the early 1950s, is still remembered for two things: Drinking too much and his passionate pursuit of communists that ended up resembling a witch-hunt. Could alcohol and paranoia have led him to devote his career to searching for communists living among us? Thousands suffered from his relentless pursuits. McCarthy, finally exposed, died in disgrace. But the question remained: How could one man, even a U.S. senator, destroy the reputations and livelihoods of so many people? Intrigued by this story, author and investigator M. Stanton Evans wondered if perhaps the truth had become clouded by time. As he began researching McCarthy, Evans discovered errors in major newspapers. A headline in the New York Times of May 2000 stated that, “Oscar Shaftel, Fired after Refusing McCarthy, Dies at 88.” The article stated that Professor Shaftel had refused to cooperate with a Senate Internal Security Subcommittee. (Two errors: these subcommittees, which McCarthy never participated in, only investigate U.S. senators, and McCarthy had never mentioned Shaftel in any investigation.) Sen. Joseph McThe L.A. Times and Carthy: Has the Washington Post both retruth been clouded ported on “Senator Mcby time? Carthy’s House UnAmerican Activities Committee,” although Senators never chair House committees. Even a New York Times crossword puzzle perpetuated this myth (Clue: Senator McCarthy’s group. Answer: HUAC). Virtually no articles from major newspapers, when mentioning McCarthy, were based in fact. Researching newly-declassified FBI records, government documents, and conducting countless interviews, Evans wrote “Blacklisted by History, the Untold Story of Joseph McCarthy and His Fight against America’s Enemies.” Photo-copied documents support McCarthy’s claims: Subversive communists had infiltrated the U.S. government. Facing public exposure, the communists began smearing McCarthy personally. Here’s one example: McCarthy was responsible for “blacklisting” famous Hollywood celebrities as communist sympathizers. Fact: McCarthy only investigated government officials, never private citizens. Furthermore, as it turned out, McCarthy’s “victims” had already been on FBI watch lists. McCarthy had been right; Russian agents had taken U.S. State Department jobs before Russia had been declared our enemy. Successfully smearing McCarthy, a former WWII Marine, was a victory for communism. Even today, as Congressman Peter King (RNY) examines whether radicals within our borders are planning another 9/11 attack, 50 leftist groups are crying “McCarthyism.” Yet not that long ago, Jane Fonda, a key communist sympathizer during the Vietnam War, was honored by an ABC News special as one of the “top 100 women of the century.” You may recall that back in 1972 Fonda visited American prisoners of war in Vietnam. Although American servicemen were being brutally tortured at the hands of the communist North Vietnamese, Fonda reported that the communists were being “humane and lenient.” Later, when surviving POWs returned home and told their stories, she told us to “not hail the POW’s as heroes, because they are hypocrites and liars.” Vietnam veterans literally defined the word honor for an entire generation. Tens of thousands gave their lives, and countless more suffered mental and physical life-altering changes. Yet these unsung heroes returned home to chants of “baby-killer” and “murderer” by a public blindly following the latest news headlines. Another communist victory; and today the entire Vietnam experience is slowly being erased from textbooks. Communists and socialists only make up an estimated 20 percent of the U.S. population. Their strength comes from the ability to make noise. They stage protests and boycotts. They write Congress and sign petitions. They take jobs with major news outlets or teach in schools or accept key government appointments; and they no longer hide. Spending a few hours on the Internet at (Communist Party-USA) will reveal not only how far they have come, but how close they are to achieving their goal. They just need the general public to remain silent. • • • Steve Pender lives in Rockwell.

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Alarming self-injury videos drawing viewers on YouTube CHICAGO (AP) — YouTube videos on cutting and other self-injury methods are an alarming new trend, attract millions of hits and could serve as a how-to for troubled viewers, a study warns. Many videos show bloody live enactments or graphic photos of people cutting their arms or legs with razors or other sharp objects, the study found. Many also glamorize self-injury and few videos discourage it, the study authors said. They also feature haunting music and rich imagery that may attract young self-injurers and trigger the behavior, especially in those who have just started to self-injure, the authors suggest. Canadian psychologist Stephen Lewis, a study co-author, said he found more than 5,000 YouTube videos on self-injury. The study focused on 100 videos the authors found in December 2009. Their analysis was published online today in Pediatrics. The 100 videos were viewed more than 2 million times and generated many online comments. Parents and mental health professionals should be aware of the YouTube postings and that the videos might be perpetuating the problem, said Lewis, an assistant professor at the University of Guelph in Ontario. The study’s authors also recommended that YouTube provide helpful resources or links when people enter search terms for “self-injury.” A company spokeswoman said YouTube is looking into the feasibility of the suggestion. She said the site has policies against graph-

ic content and content that encourages dangerous activities. It relies on viewers to flag questionable videos, and a YouTube team reviews and removes those in violation of those policies. Self-injury videos are among those that have been removed. Self-injury is most common among young people. Between 14 percent and 24 percent of teens and young adults have engaged in selfinjury at least once, Lewis said. Cutting is among the most common methods. Psychologist Tracy Knight, an associate professor at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Ill., is interviewed in a documentarystyle YouTube video about cutting that has been viewed more than 14,000 times and generated more than 80 comments. Knight said the video was done by a student and he didn’t know it was on YouTube. The video’s opening scenes include a young woman poking a sharp tool into her leg. Knight said such videos may inadvertently trigger self-harm, but that YouTube also can serve a benefit by taking self-injury out of the closet and into the public realm. “It makes it open for social discussion . . . in a way that was not possible when it was secret,” he said. Self-injurers typically are struggling with feelings of anger, sadness, depression or other emotional troubles, and usually don’t cut deep enough to cause major harm, said Barent Walsh, a therapist and author of a book on self-injury treatment. Self-injuring “is oddly effective in reducing emotional distress” in people who have poor coping skills, Walsh said.

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Texas poised to allow guns on campuses AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is preparing to give college students and professors the right to carry guns on campus, adding momentum to a national campaign to open this part of society to firearms. More than half the members of the Texas House have signed on as co-authors of a measure directing universities to allow concealed handguns. The Senate passed a similar bill in 2009 and is expected to do so again. Republican Gov. Rick Perry, who sometimes packs a pistol when he jogs, has said he’s in favor of the idea. Texas has become a prime battleground for the issue because of its gun culture and its size, with 38 public universities and more than 500,000 students. It would become the second state, following Utah, to pass such a broad-based law. Colorado gives colleges the option and several have allowed handguns. Supporters of the legislation argue that gun violence on campuses, such as the mass shootings at Virginia Tech in 2007 and Northern Illinois in 2008, show that the best defense against a gunman is students who can shoot back. “It’s strictly a matter of self-defense,” said state Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio. “I don’t ever want to see repeated on a Texas college campus what happened at Virginia Tech, where some deranged, suicidal madman goes into a building and is able to pick off totally defenseless kids like sitting ducks.”

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans on Sunday upped the pressure on Democrats who fled to Illinois to return home and vote on an anti-union bill, with the governor calling them obstructionists and a GOP lawmaker threatening to convene without them. Gov. Scott Walker said the 14 minority Democrats who left Madison on Thursday were failing to do their jobs by “hiding out” in another state. And Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said his chamber would meet Tuesday to act on non-spending bills and confirm some of the governor’s appointees even if the Democrats don’t show up — a scenario that should outrage their constituents. Senate Democrats acknowledged that the 19 Republicans could pass any item that doesn’t spend state money in their absence. The budget-repair bill they have been blocking requires a quorum of 20 senators to pass, while other measures require only a simple majority of the chamber’s 33 members. Nonetheless, Democrats Violent video game said they were standing firm in their opposition to the budg- angers Mexican town CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico et-repair bill, which would take away the right of most (AP) — A shoot-em-up video public employees to collec- game set in the border town

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Government shutdown could harm GOP WASHINGTON (AP) — Few memories haunt Republicans more deeply than the 1995-96 partial shutdown of the federal government, which helped President Bill Clinton reverse his falling fortunes and recast House Republicans as stubborn partisans, not savvy insurgents. Now, as Congress careens toward a budget impasse, government insiders wonder if another shutdown is imminent — and whether Republicans again would suffer the most blame. Leaders of both parties say they are determined to avoid a shutdown. But they have not yielded on the amount of spending cuts they will demand or accept. Meanwhile, shutdown talk is rippling through Washington and beyond. “It’s good for political rhetoric to talk about a government shutdown. But I don’t know anybody that wants that to happen,” Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said on “Fox News Sunday.” Behind the scenes, Senate officials are spending Congress’ President’s Day recess week poring over the spending proposal passed by the House early Saturday, according to one Democratic leader.

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Sectional playoffs begin tonight BY MIKE LONDON

The record for North Rowan’s opponent in tonight’s first round of the 1A state playoffs isn’t a misprint. Durham’s North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics really will bring a 3-20 record to Spencer at 7 p.m., so its probability of finishing 3-21 is high. Sportswriters can’t calculate that probability, even with the assistance of a computer, but the students at NCSS&M can no doubt do it in their heads. For the record, this will be the first time North (21-5) has ever taken on a team known as the Unicorns. It also should be noted that NCSS&M doesn’t have the worst record among the playoff qualifiers. Currituck charges into the 3A East bracket with a 2-21 mark and is

expected to go down fighting tonight against Rocky Mount. While the Cavaliers had to scrap like crazy the last two games of the YVC tournament to earn the league’s No. 1 seed, they’re still guaranteed only one home game because the YVC’s seeding priority is so miserable. Out of 10 leagues placing schools in the 1A bracket, the YVC ranks 10th in the pecking order. What that means is every time a YVC team faces an equal seed in a sectional, the YVC hits the road. Specifically, it means North could be playing River Mill, in the town of Saxaphaw — that’s somewhere in Alamance County — on Wednesday. That’s what will happen if River Mill beats North Moore tonight. River Mill is a No. 1 seed, albeit a No. 1 seed with an 8-20 record. Obviously,

North Moore (13-10) could win that game, and a North Moore win would keep the Cavaliers at home on Wednesday. Cheer for North Moore. Also lurking in North Rowan’s sectional is Monroe, the defending state champ. If that matchup occurs, North would have to travel to Union County. Other boys games Graham (15-9) at Salisbury (17-6), 7:30 Salisbury assistant Curtis Rich is a Graham native. He was a very good college player at Elon. Hopefully, none of these guys are related to him. Graham guard Justin Cousin is a solid scorer, while Chris Richmond had 16 assists in one game this season. If Salisbury wins, it gets at least one more home game. The other No. 1 seed jon c. lakey/sALisBUrY Post


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out to see his Lakers at Staples Center. “It feels great, being at home here and playing in front of the home crowd,” Bryant said after receiving the MVP trophy. “This will be my last All-Star game in front of these home fans, so it feels good to do it.” Kevin Durant chipped in 34 points, scoring five straight after the East cut a 17-point deficit after three quarters to two points with 2:34 to play. The NBA scoring leader added the clinching free throws after the East got back within three in the final seconds. LeBron James powered the East rally, finishing with 29 points, 12 rebounds and 10 as-

DURHAM — For a brief while, it Duke 79 looked as if Ga. Tech 57 a brutal week for the nation’s top teams might end with yet another upset — and this time, it was Duke’s turn. Then came a rare “T” on Coach K. Suddenly, the fifth-ranked Blue Devils had the look of a No. 1 team once again — even if they downplayed the significance of possibly reclaiming that ranking following their 79-57 rout of Georgia Tech on Sunday night. “Being No. 1 right now doesn’t matter at all,” guard Nolan Smith said. “Last year’s team, we weren’t No. 1 until the end. If we get it, it’s cool, but if not, we’re not worried about it.” Smith scored 28 points, Kyle Singler added 15 and Ryan Kelly had 10 for the Blue Devils (25-2, 12-1 ACC), and a technical foul on coach Mike Krzyzewski inspired the overwhelming run that carried Duke to its sixth straight win and 10th victory in a row in conference play. The reigning national champions held the top spot in the preseason poll but slipped from that perch after a loss in mid-January. They could return Monday when the new poll is released, after all four teams ahead of the Blue Devils — Kansas, Ohio State, Texas and Pitt — lost in the past week. “I just think we’re a good team, and we’ve just got to keep winning,” Krzyzewski said. “Whatever happens in that, with seeding and all that, will just kind of work out. We just need to take care of our own business and getting better, but it’s that time of the year when people are desperate. “You’re playing desperate people sometimes ... (and) teams that are ranked high, we all get great shots from everyone, and I do think that can make you better before going into the tournament. So I’m not surprised at all these games.” Singler bounced back from his worst game of the season, a 2-point performance against Virginia. His jumper 10 seconds into the second half gave Duke its first double-digit lead, 39-28, and prolonged the run that followed Krzyzewski’s technical foul. “When that happened, it really gave our team energy,” said freshman guard Tyler Thornton, whose foul call precipitated the whistle on Krzyzewski. “That’s really when the game turned around and we started getting more defensive stops and started

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driving a car that looked a lot like the one david Pearson drove for the Wood brothers decades ago, trevor Bayne, 20, won the daytona 500.

Trevor who? BY JENNA FRYER Associated Press

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.— Trevor Bayne finally made a mistake. Fortunately for him, it didn’t happen until he missed the turn pulling into Victory Lane at the Daytona 500. The youngest driver to win the Great American Race gave the historic Wood Brothers team its fifth Daytona 500 victory — its first since 1976 with David Pearson — and Bayne did it in a No. 21 Ford that was retrofitted to resemble Pearson’s famed ride. In just his second Sprint Cup start, the 20-yearold Bayne stunned NASCAR’s biggest names with a thrilling overtime win Sunday at Daytona International Speedway, holding off Carl Edwards after fan favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. crashed in NASCAR’s first attempt at a green-white-checkered flag finish.

“Our first 500, are you kidding me?” said Bayne, who needed directions to Victory Lane. “Wow. This is unbelievable.” Unbelievable, indeed. Just one day after celebrating his 20th birthday and leaving his teenage years behind, the awshucks Tennessean who shaves once a week and considers “Rugrats” his favorite TV show captured the sport’s biggest race. When he found himself at the front, and victory just two laps away, he never thought it would last. Bayne was content just to say he had been leading at the start of the green-white-checkered. “I’m a little bit worried that one of them is going to come after me tonight,” he said. “I’m going to have to sleep with one eye open. That’s why I said I felt a little undeserving. I’m leading, and I’m saying, ‘Who can I push?’”


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MVP Bryant sparks West BY BRIAN MAHONEY Associated Press

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LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant always shines brightest among the West 148 stars, especially in his East 143 hometown. Bryant brought Showtime back to the All-Star game, scoring 37 points and tying a record with his fourth MVP award, leading the Western Conference to a 148-143 victory over the East on Sunday night. Returning to the game he dominates after a one-year absence, Bryant added 14 rebounds in a spectacular performance in front of the usual celebrity-filled crowd that turns

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TV Sports Monday, Feb. 21 MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Syracuse at Villanova 9 p.m. ESPN — Oklahoma St. at Kansas NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. VERSUS — Washington at Pittsburgh WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Georgia at Tennessee 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Texas at Iowa St.

Area schedule Monday, February 21 PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL 6 p.m. Providence Grove at Salisbury NW Cabarrus at Carson TBA West Rowan at Hickory Ridge East Rowan at Harding Davie at SW Guilford A.L. Brown at Parkwood PREP BOYS BASKETBALL 7 p.m. Central Cabarrus at West Rowan School of Science & Math at North Rowan 7:30 p.m. Graham at Salisbury TBA Carson at Waddell Davie at Greensboro Smith West Iredell at NW Cabarrus A.L. Brown at Marvin Ridge COLLEGE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 5:30 p.m. Fayetteville State at Livingstone COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m. Fayetteville State at Livingstone COLLEGE SOFTBALL 2 p.m. Queens at Catawba (DH)

Prep hoops First round, boys 1A West North Moore (13-10) at River Mill (8-20) Science & Math (3-20) at N. Rowan (21-5) S. Davidson (14-11) at Monroe (15-9) East Surry (17-6) at Alleghany (8-15) Elkin (4-18) at W-Salem Prep (20-9) Albemarle (19-4) at Union (5-20) McGuinness (8-17) at N. Wilkes (13-10) W. Montgomery (15-8) at Ral. Charter (6-17) Nantahala (7-14) at Murphy (18-5) Bessemer City (14-9) at Mitchell (16-11) Mt. Airy (10-15) at Hiwassee Dam (20-8) Cherokee (12-10) at Highland Tech (15-8) N. Stokes (11-14) at Cherryville (22-4) Avery (14-9) at Hayesville (17-8) E. Montgomery (7-12) at Hendersonville (17-7) Swain (8-13) at 2 Highlands (11-15) 2A West Wheatmore (12-12) at W. Stokes (21-6) E. Davidson (13-12) at Cuthbertson (20-7) Graham (15-9) at Salisbury (17-6) Surry Cent. (13-13) at E. Lincoln (14-10) N. Lincoln (10-15) at Berry (23-2) Thomasville (10-15) at S. Stokes (19-6) W. Stanly (15-11) at Lincolnton (19-6) Forest Hills (12-11) at Lexington (15-11) Ashe (17-9) at West Caldwell (23-2) Bunker Hill (14-12) at Mtn. Heritage (19-6) N-Conover (13-10) at Starmount (17-5) Shelby (8-14) at Canton Pisgah (12-10) Draughn (16-9) at E. Rutherford (21-1) N. Henderson (13-11) at E. Burke (21-6) Owen (4-19) at Smoky Mountain (24-0) Wilkes Central (17-9) at Polk (11-13) 3A West Eden Morehead (10-16) at Statesville (18-5) Hickory Ridge (17-9) at Weddington (20-6) S. Guilford (10-14) at Concord (22-3) Anson (12-12) at Harding (8-17) Carson (8-14) at Waddell (18-9) W. Iredell (13-10) at NW Cabarrus (17-8) A.L. Brown (12-9) at Marvin Ridge (16-6) C. Cabarrus (15-10) at W. Rowan (15-10) Hibriten (6-17) at Freedom (21-6) Crest (11-14) at Erwin (21-3) W. Henderson (6-18) at Huss (23-2) St. Stephens (20-6) at Franklin (11-13) R-S Central (11-11) at Hickory (22-3) Ashbrook (16-8) at N. Buncombe (16-8) Enka (14-11) at Tuscola (11-13) Forestview (17-7) at Burns (18-5) 4A West R.J. Reynolds (7-16) at SW Guilford (20-6) Grimsley (11-10) at Myers Park (15-10) Ardrey Kell (13-13) at Reagan (23-1) Davie (18-5) at Greensboro Smith (17-9) Dudley (16-7) at Butler (23-3) South Meck (11-14) at Parkland (15-9) Glenn (13-11) at Page (17-8) Ragsdale (13-13) at Mt. Tabor (22-4) Hopewell (11-12) at Sun Valley (17-7) West Meck (15-9) at McDowell (13-11) NW Guilford (12-13) at W. Charlotte (22-2) E. Gaston (7-16) at Alex. Central (11-13) East Meck (7-17) at A.C. Reynolds (15-7) Vance (14-7) at Watauga (17-8) Mooresville (18-8) at Olympic (25-1) North Meck (21-5) at Porter Ridge (3-20) Semifinals played on Wednesday at higher seed First round, girls 1A West E. Montgomery (12-12) at River Mill (31-1) Raleigh Charter (3-19) at N. Moore (20-6) Chat. Central (16-9) at Monroe (14-10) Mount Airy (22-4) at Alleghany (16-9) W. Wilkes (6-17) at McGuinness (20-6) S. Davidson (12-12) at Cent. Academy (6-16) N. Stokes (14-12) at East Wilkes (19-5) Albemarle (15-6) Science & Math (15-14) 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) LN Charter (19-4) at Highland Tech (17-6) Thomas Jefferson (6-16) at Murphy (19-5) East Surry (10-12) at Avery (22-5) Robbinsville (17-6) at Hiw. Dam (8-20) 2A West Randleman (5-19) at North Surry (21-2) Lexington (11-13) at N. Stanly (21-5) Prov. Grove (16-10) at Salisbury (21-1) West Stokes (8-15) at Lincolnton (17-8) East Lincoln (14-10) at Berry (23-3) Thomasville (20-6) at Surry Cent. (11-14) Forest Hills (10-13) at N. Lincoln (21-4) Piedmont (18-6) at Cent. Davidson (17-5) Starmount (10-12) at N-Conover (21-3) S. Iredell (9-16) at Mtn. Heritage (18-7) East Burke (18-8) at Ashe (22-3) E. Rutherford (14-9) at Brevard (11-11) West Caldwell (11-14) at Shelby (22-0) Smoky Mountain (11-11) at Bandys (24-3) Polk (14-11) at Canton Pisgah (15-6) Wilkes Central (23-4) at Owen (14-9) 3A West E. Alamance (12-13) at N. Iredell (22-1) Robinson (19-7) at Marvin Ridge (15-9) SW Randolph (10-14) at Concord (19-6) Anson (8-15) at Catholic (15-10) East Rowan (8-14) at Harding (18-7) W. Rowan (17-9) at Hick. Ridge (18-8) A.L. Brown (12-13) at Parkwood (22-2) NW Cabarrus (9-14) at Carson (17-6) Hibriten (6-15) at Freedom (19-8) Crest (7-17) at Erwin (19-5) W. Henderson (8-16) at Forestview (21-4) Foard (14-10) at Franklin (17-9) Patton (9-14) at Hickory (23-2) South Point (23-2) at Asheville (9-13) N. Buncombe (10-13) at Tuscola (19-6) Ashbrook (11-11) at R-S Central (18-6) 4A West Davie (8-16) at SW Guilford (24-2) Page (16-8) at Ardrey Kell (20-6) Providence (13-13) at Mt. Tabor (21-3) W. Forsyth (15-8) at SE Guilford (18-7) W. Guilford (11-13) at Butler (27-0) Myers Park (18-8) at NW Guilford (21-5) Ragsdale (11-15) at Dudley (23-1) HP Central (19-6) at R.J. Reynolds (17-7) North Meck(15-11) at Porter Ridge (21-4) Olympic (14-8) at McDowell (15-10) A.C. Reynolds (11-11) at Hopewell (22-3) East Gaston (11-12) at Watauga (14-12) Independence (7-17) at Roberson (18-4) Lake Norman (14-10) at S. Caldwell (20-6) Hough (17-9) at West Meck (19-6) Mallard Creek (23-4) at Sun Valley (13-12) Semifinals played on Wednesday at higher seed

College hoops Standings ACC ACC 12-1 10-2 9-3

Southeastern SEC Overall Eastern Florida 10-2 21-5 Vanderbilt 8-4 20-6 7-5 18-8 Georgia Kentucky 7-5 19-7 Tennessee 6-6 16-11 4-8 13-12 South Carolina Western SEC Overall Alabama 10-2 18-8 5-7 16-10 Arkansas Mississippi State 6-6 14-12 Mississippi 5-7 17-10 2-10 10-17 LSU Auburn 2-10 9-17 Sunday’s game Florida 68, LSU 61 Tuesday’s games Mississippi at South Carolina, 7 p.m., ESPNU Tennessee at Vanderbilt, 9 p.m., ESPN Wednesday’s games Kentucky at Arkansas, 8 p.m. Auburn at Alabama, 8 p.m. LSU at Mississippi State, 9 p.m. Thursday’s games Georgia at Florida, ESPN2



Duke North Carolina Florida State

Virginia Tech 7-5 17-8 7-6 18-9 Clemson Maryland 6-6 17-10 Boston College 6-6 16-10 4-8 16-11 Miami N.C. State 4-8 14-12 Virginia 4-8 13-13 3-9 11-15 Georgia Tech Wake Forest 1-11 8-19 Sunday’s games Clemson 63, Miami 59 Maryland 87, N.C. State 80 Duke 79, Georgia Tech 57 Tuesday’s game Virginia Tech at Wake Forest, 7 p.m., ESPN2 Wednesday’s games Temple at Duke, 7 p.m., ESPN2 Miami at Boston College, 7 p.m., ACC Network Virginia at Georgia Tech, 7 p.m., ESPNU Florida State at Maryland, 9 p.m., ACC Network North Carolina at N.C. State, 9 p.m., ACC Network

Overall 25-2 20-6 19-7

SAC Overall Lincoln Memorial 14-2 22-2 11-5 16-8 Wingate Anderson 10-6 16-10 Brevard 8-8 12-11 8-8 11-13 Carson-Newman Tusculum 8-8 11-15 Newberry 7-9 12-12 6-10 10-14 Catawba Mars Hill 6-10 9-15 Lenoir-Rhyne 2-14 3-21 Monday’s game Young Harris at Brevard Wednesday’s games Catawba at Mars Hill Brevard at Newberry Carson-Newman at Lincoln Memorial Anderson at Wingate Tusculum at Lenoir-Rhyne Saturday’s games Wingate at Brevard Newberry at Catawba Tusculum at Mars Hill Anderson at Carson-Newman Lenoir-Rhyne at Lincoln Memorial |

Albany, N.Y. 57, Binghamton 54 American U. 64, Holy Cross 60 Bucknell 77, Colgate 69 Lehigh 67, Lafayette 66 Temple 66, Saint Joseph's 52 SOUTH Jacksonville 74, Mercer 68 Old Dominion 74, Cleveland St. 63 Richmond 82, St. Bonaventure 65 MIDWEST Purdue 76, Ohio St. 63 Wisconsin 76, Penn St. 66 FAR WEST South Alabama 48, Denver 47

NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB 40 14 .741 — Boston New York 28 26 .519 12 Philadelphia 27 29 .482 14 17 40 .298 241⁄2 New Jersey 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 .648 — Oklahoma City 35 19 Portland 32 24 .571 4 Denver 32 25 .561 41⁄2 1 31 26 .544 5 ⁄2 Utah Minnesota 13 43 .232 23 Pacific Division W L Pct GB 38 19 .667 — L.A. Lakers Phoenix 27 27 .500 91⁄2 Golden State 26 29 .473 11 21 35 .375 161⁄2 L.A. Clippers Sacramento 13 40 .245 23 Sunday’s Games West 148, East 143 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Toronto at CHARLOTTE, 7 p.m. Indiana at Washington, 7 p.m. Houston at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Memphis at Denver, 9 p.m. Boston at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Atlanta at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.




Northern Division Overall 10-1 21-4 Bowie State Virginia Union 8-2 14-7 Elizabeth City State 6-4 16-8 4-6 8-15 St. Paul’s Chowan 4-7 5-20 Virginia State 3-7 4-20 1-9 3-21 Lincoln Southern Division Overall Shaw 5-2 16-7 17-6 Winston-Salem State 5-3 Fayetteville State 4-4 13-11 Johnson C. Smith 3-5 14-9 3-5 9-15 St. Augustine’s Livingstone 3-5 12-11 Monday’s games Shaw at Winston-Salem State Fayetteville State at Livingstone Bowie State at Virginia Union St. Paul’s at Elizabeth City State Virginia State at Lincoln St. Augustine’s at J.C. Smith Feb. 24 Elizabeth City State at Virginia Union Lincoln at St. Paul’s Feb. 26 Fayetteville State at Winston-Salem St. J.C. Smith at Livingstone Chowan at Virginia State St. Augustine’s at Shaw

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Philadelphia 59 39 15 5 83 196 149 Pittsburgh 60 36 19 5 77 178 146 N.Y. Rangers 61 31 26 4 66 168 152 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 60 31 22 7 69 154 154 58 27 25 6 60 166 171 Buffalo 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 60 31 19 10 72 164 153 Carolina 60 28 24 8 64 174 184 60 25 25 10 60 173 197 Atlanta Florida 58 25 26 7 57 154 158 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Detroit 59 37 16 6 80 199 169 59 31 20 8 70 156 139 Nashville Chicago 59 30 23 6 66 186 165 Columbus 58 29 23 6 64 159 175 57 27 21 9 63 160 167 St. Louis Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 60 38 13 9 85 202 142 Calgary 61 31 22 8 70 185 175 Minnesota 59 31 22 6 68 154 155 Colorado 59 25 27 7 57 173 202 Edmonton 59 19 32 8 46 150 198 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 60 32 19 9 73 172 167 Phoenix San Jose 60 33 21 6 72 167 154 Los Angeles 59 32 23 4 68 163 142 59 31 22 6 68 164 171 Dallas Anaheim 60 32 24 4 68 169 178 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sunday’s Games Detroit 2, Minnesota 1, SO Chicago 3, Pittsburgh 2, SO Washington 2, Buffalo 1 Philadelphia 4, N.Y. Rangers 2 Calgary 4, Montreal 0 Monday’s Games Florida at N.Y. Islanders, 1 p.m. Chicago at St. Louis, 2 p.m. Washington at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.

Conference Carolinas CC Overall Queens 14-2 18-6 12-3 18-5 Limestone Barton 11-6 16-9 St. Andrews 9-8 13-12 8-8 13-11 Mount Olive Pfeiffer 8-8 10-14 Belmont Abbey 7-9 12-12 7-8 9-13 Coker Lees-McRae 2-13 6-17 Erskine 1-14 3-20 Monday’s game Mount Olive at Erskine Tuesday’s games Pfeiffer at Coker Erskine at Limestone Lees-McRae at Belmont Abbey

Notable boxes Duke 79, Ga. Tech 57 GEORGIA TECH (11-15) D. Miller 3-4 0-2 6, Shumpert 4-16 5-5 13, M. Miller 5-8 2-2 13, Storrs 2-5 0-0 4, Rice Jr. 4-14 2-3 12, Udofia 0-3 4-4 4, Foreman 0-0 0-0 0, Morris 1-6 0-0 2, Holsey 0-0 1-4 1, Hicks 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 20-60 14-20 57. DUKE (25-2) Ma. Plumlee 4-7 1-2 9, Singler 5-14 5-6 15, Kelly 4-7 2-2 10, Smith 10-20 4-4 28, Curry 3-6 1-2 9, Thornton 1-2 4-4 6, Hairston 0-1 0-0 0, Dawkins 0-2 0-0 0, Mi. Plumlee 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 28-62 17-20 79. Halftime—Duke 37-28. 3-Point Goals— Georgia Tech 3-15 (Rice Jr. 2-6, M. Miller 12, Storrs 0-1, Morris 0-1, Udofia 0-1, Shumpert 0-4), Duke 6-16 (Smith 4-7, Curry 2-4, Thornton 0-1, Dawkins 0-1, Singler 0-1, Kelly 0-2). Fouled Out—Ma. Plumlee. Rebounds—Georgia Tech 37 (Shumpert 6), Duke 41 (Ma. Plumlee, Singler 9). Assists— Georgia Tech 10 (M. Miller 5), Duke 18 (Curry 6). Total Fouls—Georgia Tech 20, Duke 17. Technical—Duke Bench. A—9,314.

Maryland 87, N.C. State 80 N.C. STATE (14-12) Leslie 7-13 3-6 18, Wood 5-8 0-0 15, T. Smith 7-15 5-6 19, Brown 3-5 2-2 8, Harrow 2-9 0-0 4, Painter 0-2 0-0 0, Howell 1-1 0-0 2, Gonzalez 3-6 0-0 7, Vandenberg 0-0 0-0 0, Williams 3-4 1-2 7. Totals 31-63 11-16 80. MARYLAND (17-10) Williams 10-12 6-7 26, Tucker 2-6 0-0 4, Gregory 8-14 2-2 18, Stoglin 8-14 9-10 25, Howard 1-1 2-2 4, Bowie 0-0 0-0 0, Palsson 0-0 0-0 0, Mosley 3-7 4-4 10, Padgett 0-1 00 0. Totals 32-55 23-25 87. Halftime—N.C. State 40-38. 3-Point Goals—N.C. State 7-17 (Wood 5-7, Leslie 1-2, Gonzalez 1-3, Brown 0-2, Harrow 0-3), Maryland 0-1 (Mosley 0-1). Fouled Out— None. Rebounds—N.C. State 25 (Leslie 8), Maryland 31 (Gregory 10). Assists—N.C. State 15 (Brown 8), Maryland 20 (Stoglin 9). Total Fouls—N.C. State 19, Maryland 15. A—17,950.

Clemson 63, Miami 59 CLEMSON (18-9) Booker 4-7 0-0 8, Grant 6-9 0-0 12, Stitt 3-8 11-13 17, Smith 1-3 1-2 4, Young 5-12 4-4 18, Anderson 0-0 0-0 0, Stanton 1-4 00 2, Narcisse 0-2 2-2 2, Jennings 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 20-47 18-21 63. MIAMI (16-11) Jones 1-2 0-0 2, Johnson 2-6 3-4 7, Scott 6-9 4-6 16, Grant 2-6 1-1 7, Adams 1-4 2-2 4, Brown 1-1 3-3 5, Thomas 4-8 1-3 13, Gamble 2-3 1-4 5. Totals 19-39 15-23 59. Halftime—Clemson 28-27. 3-Point Goals—Clemson 5-11 (Young 4-7, Smith 12, Stanton 0-1, Jennings 0-1), Miami 6-16 (Thomas 4-8, Grant 2-5, Scott 0-1, Adams 0-2). Fouled Out—Thomas. Rebounds— Clemson 24 (Stitt, Young 5), Miami 28 (Johnson 9). Assists—Clemson 12 (Smith 8), Miami 12 (Grant 5). Total Fouls—Clemson 17, Miami 18. A—5,846.

Other scores EAST



Racing Daytona 500 At Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Fla. Lap length: 2.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (32) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 208 laps, 108.2 rating, 47 points, $1,462,563. 2. (22) Carl Edwards, Ford, 208, 91.9, 42, $1,081,413. 3. (39) David Gilliland, Ford, 208, 74.5, 41, $831,061. 4. (31) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 208, 86.4, 41, $667,769. 5. (3) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 208, 116.3, 40, $582,077. 6. (13) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 208, 88.8, 39, $454,064. 7. (5) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 208, 116.5, 38, $414,328. 8. (10) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 208, 89.3, 37, $394,314. 9. (19) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 208, 98.2, 36, $327,413. 10. (17) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 208, 83.7, 34, $318,038. 11. (15) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 208, 79.3, 34, $309,463. 12. (29) Bill Elliott, Chevrolet, 208, 64.4, 32, $324,978. 13. (25) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 208, 99.7, 31, $305,863. 14. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 208, 83.9, 31, $350,188. 15. (43) Terry Labonte, Ford, 208, 67.6, 30, $334,263. 16. (30) Robby Gordon, Dodge, 208, 79.8, 29, $313,211. 17. (6) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 208, 113.2, 28, $315,813. 18. (14) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 208, 78.8, 27, $335,003. 19. (20) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 208, 84.5, 26, $341,963. 20. (36) Steve Wallace, Toyota, 208, 58.8, 24, $291,638. 21. (18) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 207, 73.4, 24, $300,538. 22. (21) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 206, 100.9, 24, $297,013. 23. (38) Joey Logano, Toyota, 206, 82.2, 21, $290,363. 24. (1) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, accident, 202, 95.2, 21, $350,813. 25. (11) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 199, 78.2, 19, $311,719. 26. (42) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, accident, 198, 65.2, 19, $304,736. 27. (23) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 189, 42.6, 17, $300,713. 28. (2) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 173, 51.5, 17, $287,588. 29. (16) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, accident, 166, 77.7, 16, $310,742. 30. (24) David Reutimann, Toyota, 164, 51.2, 14, $318,219. 31. (27) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 160, 38.1, 13, $313,861. 32. (40) Travis Kvapil, Ford, accident,

153, 45.4, 12, $304,242. 33. (37) Andy Lally, Chevrolet, 149, 35.5, 11, $282,863. 34. (9) Matt Kenseth, Ford, accident, 133, 44, 10, $320,668. 35. (26) Greg Biffle, Ford, accident, 126, 48, 9, $289,713. 36. (4) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, engine, 92, 82.6, 9, $311,451. 37. (35) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 82, 33.6, 7, $312,414. 38. (28) Robert Richardson Jr., Ford, accident, 45, 32, 6, $270,313. 39. (41) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, accident, 29, 31.1, 5, $292,998. 40. (8) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, accident, 28, 41, 4, $281,113. 41. (12) Brian Keselowski, Dodge, accident, 28, 28.5, 3, $273,663. 42. (7) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, engine, 22, 38.9, 3, $300,013. 43. (33) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, engine, 10, 25.9, 1, $268,550. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 130.326 mph. Time of Race: 3 hours, 59 minutes, 24 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.118 seconds. Caution Flags: 16 for 60 laps. Lead Changes: 74 among 22 drivers. Lap Leaders: Ku.Busch 1; K.Harvick 2; Ku.Busch 3; A.Allmendinger 4; K.Harvick 5-8; A.Allmendinger 9; J.Gordon 10; A.Allmendinger 11-12; Bra.Keselowski 13-15; B.Labonte 16-17; P.Menard 18-21; J.Montoya 22-23; C.Bowyer 24-28; J.McMurray 29-36; P.Menard 37-39; Bra.Keselowski 40-45; D.Blaney 46-48; T.Labonte 49-50; Ku.Busch 51; P.Menard 52-53; C.Bowyer 54-57; J.Montoya 58-60; Ku.Busch 61-65; J.Burton 66-67; R.Smith 68-72; C.Bowyer 73-74; J.Burton 75-77; D.Earnhardt Jr. 7880; J.McMurray 81-82; R.Newman 83-85; M.Truex Jr. 86-87; C.Bowyer 88-90; Ku.Busch 91-96; R.Newman 97; R.Gordon 98-99; M.Truex Jr. 100; J.McMurray 101; R.Newman 102-105; R.Gordon 106110; Ku.Busch 111; C.Bowyer 112; Ku.Busch 113; C.Bowyer 114; Ku.Busch 115; M.Truex Jr. 116-117; Ku.Busch 118; P.Menard 119-120; Ky.Busch 121; M.Truex Jr. 122; Ky.Busch 123; M.Truex Jr. 124; Ky.Busch 125; M.Truex Jr. 126-128; C.Bowyer 129; M.Truex Jr. 130; C.Bowyer 131-140; M.Truex Jr. 141-146; Ku.Busch 147; D.Earnhardt Jr. 148-152; R.Newman 153-159; D.Earnhardt Jr. 160; R.Newman 161-163; D.Hamlin 164-170; R.Newman 171-175; D.Ragan 176; C.Bowyer 177178; R.Newman 179-180; C.Bowyer 181; R.Newman 182-192; C.Bowyer 193; R.Smith 194-195; R.Newman 196; D.Ragan 197-202; T.Bayne 203-208. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): R.Newman, 9 times for 37 laps; C.Bowyer, 11 times for 31 laps; Ku.Busch, 10 times for 19 laps; M.Truex Jr., 8 times for 17 laps; P.Menard, 4 times for 11 laps; J.McMurray, 3 times for 11 laps; D.Earnhardt Jr., 3 times for 9 laps; Bra.Keselowski, 2 times for 9 laps; R.Smith, 2 times for 7 laps; D.Ragan, 2 times for 7 laps; R.Gordon, 2 times for 7 laps; D.Hamlin, 1 time for 7 laps; T.Bayne, 1 time for 6 laps; J.Montoya, 2 times for 5 laps; J.Burton, 2 times for 5 laps; K.Harvick, 2 times for 5 laps; A.Allmendinger, 3 times for 4 laps; Ky.Busch, 3 times for 3 laps; D.Blaney, 1 time for 3 laps; B.Labonte, 1 time for 2 laps; T.Labonte, 1 time for 2 laps; J.Gordon, 1 time for 1 lap. Top 12 in Points: 1. C.Edwards, 42; 2. D.Gilliland, 41; 3. B.Labonte, 41; 4. Ku.Busch, 40; 5. J.Montoya, 39; 6. R.Smith, 38; 7. Ky.Busch, 37; 8. P.Menard, 36; 9. M.Martin, 34; 10. A.Allmendinger, 34; 11. B.Elliott, 32; 12. T.Stewart, 31.

Transactions BASEBAL American League KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Agreed to terms with RHP Henry Barrera, RHP Kevin Pucetas, RHP Kanekoa Texeira, LHP Everett Teaford, C Lucas May, INF Mike Aviles and INF Alcides Escobar on oneyear contracts. National League WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Assigned RHP Luis Atilano outright to Syracuse (AHL). BASKETBALL National Basketball Association MILWAUKEE BUCKS—Assigned F Larry Sanders to Fort Wayne (NBADL). COLLEGE SAINT JOSEPH’S—Announced men’s basketball G Patrick Swilling is no longer enrolled at the school.

Women’s hoops Standings ACC ACC Overall Duke 10-2 24-3 Florida State 10-2 22-5 9-2 23-3 Miami North Carolina 8-3 22-4 Georgia Tech 8-4 20-8 7-5 21-6 Maryland Boston College 5-7 18-9 Virginia 4-8 15-13 3-8 12-15 Wake Forest Clemson 3-9 10-17 N.C. State 2-9 11-15 1-11 11-16 Virginia Tech Sunday’s games Duke 90, Virginia Tech 40 Boston College 73, Virginia 50 Florida State 72, Maryland 66 Monday’s games North Carolina at N.C. State Wake Forest at Miami

Golf PGA Tour Sunday’s final round At Riviera Country Club Pacific Palisades, Calif. Purse: $6.5 million Yardage: 7,325; Par: 71 Aaron Baddeley 67-69-67-69—272 Vijay Singh 68-70-67-69—274 71-66-67-71—275 Kevin Na Jimmy Walker 68-71-69-68—276 Robert Allenby 67-70-71-68—276 Ryan Moore 69-68-70-69—276 K.J. Choi 70-69-70-68—277 Fred Couples 68-66-70-73—277 J.J. Henry 69-74-69-66—278 David Duval 71-71-69-67—278 Justin Rose 69-69-70-70—278 Bill Haas 67-74-71-67—279 Jhonattan Vegas 71-70-72-66—279 Ben Curtis 71-70-71-67—279 Paul Casey 71-67-73-68—279 Kevin Stadler 70-71-69-69—279 Retief Goosen 69-71-70-69—279 J.B. Holmes 67-69-72-71—279 Stuart Appleby 69-72-68-70—279 Spencer Levin 67-69-72-71—279 Paul Goydos 72-73-68-67—280 Geoff Ogilvy 69-71-71-69—280 Cameron Tringale 71-68-71-70—280 John Senden 67-69-71-73—280 Zack Miller 76-66-71-68—281 Vaughn Taylor 71-71-68-71—281 Martin Laird 67-73-69-72—281 Erik Compton 72-70-75-64—281 Brendon de Jonge 72-72-69-69—282 Jason Dufner 70-75-68-69—282 Zach Johnson 73-70-68-71—282 Steve Stricker 73-72-65-72—282 Trevor Immelman 70-67-72-73—282

Champions Tour At The Quarry Naples, Fla. Purse: $1.6 million Yardage: 7,094; Par: 72 Bernhard Langer 64-66-66—196 Fred Funk 68-66-66—200 Nick Price 68-67-66—201 Russ Cochran 64-70-67—201 Mark Calcavecchia 67-67-68—202 Olin Browne 67-70-66—203 Rod Spittle 70-67-66—203 Mark O’Meara 65-69-69—203 Mark Wiebe 71-65-68—204 David Peoples 71-69-65—205 Tom Pernice, Jr. 72-67-66—205 Bill Glasson 74-67-65—206 Tom Purtzer 72-68-66—206 Gary Koch 70-69-67—206 Peter Senior 69-69-68—206 Mike Goodes 72-66-68—206 Hal Sutton 70-68-68—206 Tommy Armour III 72-68-67—207 Dan Forsman 74-66-67—207

Shive swinging again BY MIKE LONDON

Area athletes update ... Corbin Shive (East Rowan) is listed as a pitcher/infielder on this year’s Charlotte 49ers roster, and it appears he’s going to get a chance to swing a bat for the first time since high school. Shive went 3-for-6 in the 49ers’ three-game sweep of Coppin State to begin the season. Ross Steedley (East) caught two of the games and went 2-for-6 with three RBIs. Justin Roland (East) played all three games at shortstop for Charlotte and scored three runs.  Trey Holmes (East) hit a grand slam on Saturday to break open Appalachian State’s 13-2 win against Maryland-Eastern Shore and went 3-for-3 with two RBIs on Sunday as the Mountaineers completed a sweep of the series played in Forest City. Trey’s younger brother, freshman Noah Holmes (East), started one game in the series and went 2-for-4.  Jon Crucitti (West Rowan) scored twice for Army in a loss to Radford on Saturday.  Jacob Koontz (West pitched two scoreless innings of relief for Brevard in a 5-4 loss to Anderson on Saturday.  Catawba’s Julio Zubillaga (Carson) hit his first college homer on Saturday in a 9-8 win against Lincoln Memorial, and Ryan Bostian (South Rowan) also homered. John J. Tuttle (A.L. Brown) closed out Catawba’s win against Lincoln Memorial on Friday with a scoreless inning.  Carson-Newman’s Alex Britt (Salisbury) held Newberry to two

runs in 71⁄3 innings on Friday but didn’t get a decision. Carson-Newman lost in 11 innings.  Belmont Abbey’s Caleb Shore (South) is batting .424 with 11 RBIs. He had two RBIs in a game against Mars Hill last week and two hits against Lenoir-Rhyne.  UNC Pembroke’s Thomas Allen (East) pitched two scoreless innings of relief in a 17-5 win against Bloomfield on Sunday.  Micah Jarrett (East) homered and scored six runs as Pitt Community College swept a doubleheader from Rappahannock CC on Thursday. Zach Smith (East) had two hits and scored twice in the first game of the doubleheader. PRO HOOPS Bryan McCullough (North Rowan) scored 16 points for his team in Romania on Saturday, while Carlos Dixon (South) scored 22 for his team in Okinawa. Donte Minter (West) tallied 19 for his team in Holland WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Bubbles Phifer (Salisbury) scored 15 points in Tallahassee Community College’s regular-season finale on Saturday.  Rashonda Mayfield (West) had 10 points and seven rebounds for Voorhees in a 68-66 loss to North Greenville on Thursday. TRACK AND FIELD N.C. State’s Lamont Savage (West) owns the fourth-best long jump in the ACC during the indoor season (24-01⁄4). Charlotte’s Makenzie Mullinax (South) tied for ninth in the pole vault at the Atlantic 10 Indoor Championships by clearing 10 feet, 4 inches.

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Leah Constan-Tatos and Tori Kiefner. North Rowan wrestlers won the Singleton broke records on Friday East Regional Championship on Sat- in the 100 fly and 100 breast. urday with 156 points. North Damon Ellis was regional  Pfeiffer hoops champion at 112 pounds. Also qualifying for this weekend’s Pfeiffer’s men’s basketball team state tournament in Greensboro were shot 53 percent but couldn’t overcome Tyler Powers (125), A.J. Chambers 17 turnovers in an 89-78 Conference (152), Giancarlo Solorzano (119), Carolinas loss at Queens on Saturday Thomas Fowler (160) and William night. Eli Gillis led the Falcons with Robertson (285). 17 points.  Pfeiffer’s women beat Queens Powers and Chambers were runners-up. Solorzano, Fowler and 66-57. Brittany Cox scored 21 points for the Falcons. Robertson placed third.  Salisbury finished seventh in the 2A Midwest Regional.  Local golf Sam Murph (103 pounds), DontarThe McCanless Couples played a ious Mills (125), Blayne Johnson (145), Tre Jackson (152) and Marqui Ross 9-hole format of 2-man Captain’s (160) qualified for the state tourna- Choice. Winning via a scorecard playoff ment. Jackson was regional runner-up. was the team of Gene and Mary Mills, Johnson and Ross placed third. Seaford. The team of Juan Garcia and Murph was a fourth-place finisher.  A.L. Brown was sixth; East Yvonne Barger was second, and the Rowan was ninth; South Rowan and team of Sharon Miller and Brenda West Rowan tied for 12th, and Car- Mosley was third. son was 19th in the 3A Midwest RePhyllis Myers got closest to the gional. pin, and Mary Seaford won the Regional champions were South’s longest putt. Jonathan Ruiz (112), East’s Mark The couples play every Sunday afAlmeida (119), West’s Daniel Taggert ternoon weather permitting. (152) and Carson’s Micah Honeycutt (215).  Sacred Heart hoops Others qualifying for the state In the prestigious Shamrock Tourevent were East’s Nick Cornacchione (2nd, 103) and Kory Shaffer (2nd, nament in Charlotte, Sacred Heart’s 135); South’s Eli Freeman (2nd, 160) girls defeated St. Peter the Apostle and Austin Holbrook (4th, 140), and 33-7 before losing to St. Marks at A.L. Brown’s Brendon Brown (3rd, Huntersville 34-17 in the second 119), Patrice Donatien (3rd, 125), round. Erin Ansbro led the way with 16 Nathaniel Sexton (4th, 130) and Allen points, completing her Dolphin career Wagner (3rd, 215).  Davie finished second to Park- by being named to the all-tournament land in the 4A Midwest Regional. team. Katie Gannon also made allMatt Cusack was regional cham- tournament. Caroline Parrott had 14 pion at 171. rebounds, and Kate Sullivan scored Other Davie state qualifiers in- points. cluded Alex Costner (2nd, 112), Coached by Toni Barrios, the girls Michael Waters (2nd, 119), Trevon finished the season 25-7. Faulkner (2nd, 152), Trevor Albarron Sacred Heart’s boys lost paint (3rd, 103), Tony Donati (4th, 135) and presence Christian Hester to injury Toby Lowe (4th, 189). early in a 45-38 first-round loss to Savannah’s St. Peter the Apostle. the Dolphins also fell to St.  Catawba swimming Joseph’s of Marietta, Ga., 49-34 and Catawba finished up action at the St. Patrick’s of Charlotte 42-30. Bluegrass Mountain Conference Sixth-grader Joe Harrison led the Swimming Championships on Satur- Dolphins in the tournament with 39 day at the Mecklenburg County points, while fellow all-tournament Aquatic Center. The Catawba women pick Chili Chilton had 12 points and finished seventh out of 13 schools, 23 rebounds. Spencer Storey had 13 while the men were 10th. points, and Will Casmus scored 10. Sophomore Ashley Owens estabThe Dolphins will return starters lished another American Paralympic Harrison, Storey, Max Fisher and standard. Owens was sixth in the 1650 Reilly Gokey next season, a foursome free with a time of 17:50.55. It was the that totaled 142 3-pointers this year.  On Friday, Feb. 25, the CCISAA third-fastest time in school history. Owens also swam on a school- all-star games and shooting contestrecord-breaking 400 free relay team, sts will be held at the Boyd Dolphin with teammates Laurenn Singleton Tank starting at 4 p.m.

‘Hammer’ sees comeback by hitters NEW YORK (AP) — Hank Aaron sees hitters regaining superiority over pitchers this season, one that he suspects might end with a World Series between the Red Sox and Giants. Hammerin’ Hank also predicts his Atlanta Braves will have a successful first season under new manager Fredi Gonzalez.

The 77-year-old Aaron was speaking this week to promote a new initiative by Topps, which for its 60th — diamond — anniversary is launching a “Diamond Dig” promotion. One of every six packs of this year’s Topps Series 1 have special code cards, and the buyer can enter the code online and receive a vintage Topps card.


SECTIONALS FROM 1B in the sectional is West Stokes. If Salisbury meets West Stokes in the third round, the Hornets will be on the road. Central Cabarrus (15-10) at West Rowan (15-10), 7 p.m. High-powered Central could make it a track meet. The Vikings are athletic. L.C. Cooks and Aaron Johnson can score all night. Central’s 19-point win over A.L. Brown in the first round of the SPC tournament (the Vikings put up 94 points) was impressive as was Central’s four-point loss to Concord in the SPC semifinals. Carson (8-14) at Waddell (18-9) Carson senior Nick Houston is 17 points shy of 1,000 and one loss away from having his career terminated. Carson takes a four-game losing skid to Charlotte. Waddell has size — 6-4 Jarvis Haywood and 6-7 Tony Menton team for 38 points per game. A.L. Brown (12-9) at Marvin Ridge (16-6) Teven Jones leads the Wonders, who have dropped seven of their last 10.

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Olivia Rankin and salisbury’s girls are home tonight. Marvin Ridge’s T.J. Tolbert shoots 42 percent on 3s. Davie (18-5) at Greensboro Smith (17-9) Davie’s fine regular season didn’t lead to a favorable firstround matchup. Tracy Gathings (6-5) averages 14.4 points

and 9.4 rebounds for Smith’s Golden Eagles. W. Iredell (13-10) at NW Cabarrus (17-8) Zach Follrod averages nearly 23 points a game for the Warriors. Ameer Jackson averages 19.2 for the Trojans. Girls games Providence Grove (16-10) at Salisbury (21-1), 6 p.m. Kristie Langley and Logan Hardin lead the Patriots. Some of Providence Grove’s girls played against Salisbury in 2008-09 when the school was in the CCC. Salisbury won 68-22, 79-31 and 6728 that season. The other No. 1 seed in Salisbury’s sectional is North Surry (21-2). Salisbury would travel if that matchup occurs. NWC (9-14) at Carson (17-6), 6 p.m. Carson should have too much firepower for Northwest, which averages 41 points a game. The Trojans are balanced, getting 7-8 points per game from four players. West Rowan 17-9) at Hickory Ridge (18-8) As the records indicate, this is anyone’s game. West played some of its best basketball of the season in the NPC tournament, so it may be putting it together at the right time. Jor-

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erich epps has his West Rowan girls playing well entering the playoffs. dan Strode averages 16 points a game for the Ragin’ Bulls. East (8-14) at Harding (18-7) East charged from 3-10 to make the playoffs, so it’s been a successful season whatever happens tonight. Abrea Harris and LaTonda Morrow lead a young Harding team.

Davie County (8-16) at SW Guilford (24-2) Zena Lovette averages 18 points per game for SWG. A.L. Brown (12-13) at Parkwood (22-2) The Wonders have played well late in the season, including two close losses to Con-

cord. Morgan Brown (16.5 ppg) leads Parkwood. Gametimes The NCHSAA’s suggested starting time for all games is 7 p.m., but adjustments can be made by the schools. Some schools, such as Salisbury, are hosting doubleheaders.

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this four-car pileup at daytona involved Jeff Gordon, left, Brian Vickers (83), Marcos Ambrose (9) and david Reutimann (00).

DAYTONA FROM 1B Bayne thought for sure Tony Stewart or someone else would attempt to pass. Nobody did. “We get to turn four, and we were still leading the band,” he said. “It seemed a little bit too easy there at the end.” The rookie had been great throughout Speedweeks, even proving his mettle by pushing four-time champion Jeff Gordon for most of a qualifying race, a performance Bayne said convinced the veterans he could be trusted on the track. “I figured they had a chance after seeing that boy race in the 150s,” said Pearson, who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in May. “I talked to him this morning. I told him to keep his head straight and not to do anything crazy. I told him to stay relaxed.

NBA FROM 1B sists to join Michael Jordan as the only players with a tripledouble in the All-Star game. Amare Stoudemire also scored 29, but Miami’s Dwyane Wade, the MVP of the East’s win last year, had to leave with an ankle injury after scoring 14. Plenty of Hollywood giants were sitting courtside, but Bryant’s popularity here can rival most of them. This week, he became the first athlete to have his handprints and footprints put in concrete outside Hollywood’s famed Grauman’s Chinese Theater.

I’m proud of him.” With the win Bayne breaks Gordon’s mark as the youngest winner in Daytona 500 history. Gordon was 25 when he won in 1997. “I think it’s very cool. Trevor’s a good kid, and I love the Wood Brothers,” Gordon said. “I’m really happy for him. And I think it’s great for the sport. To have a young talent like that — he’s got that spark, you know?” The victory for NASCAR pioneers Leonard and Glen Wood ended a 10-year-losing streak and came the week of the 10th anniversary of Dale Earnhardt’s fatal accident on the last lap of the 2001 Daytona 500. This was only the fourth win in the last 20 years for Wood Brothers — NASCAR’s oldest team — which hasn’t run a full Sprint Cup season since 2006 and hit the low point of their 61-year-old existence when they failed to qualify for the 2008 Daytona 500. “When you miss a race, like the Daytona 500, it’s like somebody

He told fans to “enjoy the show” before the tip, and as always he delivered a good one. Always more about focus than fun, Bryant had 21 points by the time Rihanna came out for her halftime performance, putting him halfway to Wilt Chamberlain’s record from 1962, the year of his 100-point game. And when the East made it close in the third quarter, Bryant dunked over a chasing James who was going for the block, then nailed a 3pointer to make it 90-79. Carmelo Anthony scored eight points in his possible goodbye to the West team. The weekend was dominated by talk of a potential trade to New York or New Jersey, and

died,” said Eddie Wood, part of the second generation of Woods now running the team. “When you walk through the garage and you run into people you see every week, they don’t look at you, they don’t know what to say.” The rebuild has been slow, and they got Bayne this year for 17 races, on loaner from Roush-Fenway Racing, the team that snatched him up late last season when Michael Waltrip Racing — which gave Bayne his start in 2009 — couldn’t promise a sponsor for this season. So it was on to Roush, which plans for Bayne to run for the Nationwide Series title this season, and a deal was made to get him some seat time in the Cup Series with the Woods. It wouldn’t be for points, and he wasn’t eligible to run for rookie of the year. But the stunning Daytona 500 win — and the $1,462,563 payday — might change everybody’s plans. The team already said it will now go to Martinsville, the sixth

the Denver Nuggets forward appeared alternately entertained and annoyed by the constant questions. “At times, it can be tough, but it’s fun at the same time,” he said while walking on the magenta carpet before the game. “During this weekend I’m still having fun.” While hearing some of the usual “MVP! MVP! chants he’s usually serenaded with at Staples Center, Bryant tied Bob Pettit’s record for AllStar game honors. He was scoreless for the final 6:48, but Lakers teammate Pau Gasol had a big basket to help the West hold on. The exhibition game had a bit of a finals feel with the presence of a record-tying

race of the season, which had not been on its original schedule. Sunday’s race had a record 74 lead changes among 22 drivers, and a record 16 cautions that wiped out many of the leaders, including Earnhardt Jr. on the first attempt at NASCAR’s version of overtime. It put Bayne out front with a slew of unusual suspects. David Ragan, winless in 147 career starts, was actually leading the field on NASCAR’s first attempt at a green-white-checkered finish. But he was flagged for changing lanes before the starting line, then an accident that collected Earnhardt in the middle of the pack brought out the caution, and Bayne inherited the lead. But he had two-time series champion Stewart, lurking behind with veterans Bobby Labonte, Mark Martin and Kurt Busch, who had collected two previous wins over Speedweeks. All were chomping at the bit for their first Daytona 500 title, but Bayne never blinked.

four players from the rival Celtics. Paul Pierce — who grew up in nearby Inglewood — and Kevin Garnett received the heaviest boos during the starting lineups. Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo were also here from the group that lost Game 7 on this floor last June and would love another chance to come take the title back. East coach Doc Rivers sent his four players out together midway through the first quarter to loud boos that usually provide the soundtrack of June in Los Angeles. They quickly turned to cheers when Ray Allen threw up an airball on his first shot attempt. The crowd of entertainers included Beyonce and Jay-Z,

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The Daytona 500 is on the move. NASCAR and track officials announced Sunday that the Great American Race will be a week later in 2012, allowing the sport to shorten its season and avoid any potential conflicts with the NFL’s Feb. 5th Super Bowl. NASCAR’s 2012 season opener will be Sunday, Feb. 26. The new date allows NASCAR to eliminate a traditional off week following the first three races of the season. It also gets NASCAR ahead of any potential changes to the NFL schedule, including an 18-game schedule or NFL labor strife that might force the Super Bowl in Indianapolis to be delayed a week. “We’re not going to deny the fact that part of this also is in dealing with the NFL,” said Steve O’Donnell of NASCAR. “Who knows where they’ll go with an 18-game schedule. But we want to get ahead of that. “Either way, we think it’s the right thing to do for our season to kick off. The Super Bowl’s certainly a big event, but so’s the Daytona 500. To give fans an opportunity to go to both of those we think is the right move.”= NASCAR officials are anticipating changes to the NFL’s schedule. Whether it’s an 18-game schedule and/or an extra bye week thrown in, they certainly don’t want Speedweeks trying to compete with America’s biggest sporting event, the Super Bowl. They even declined to say that the date for the next Daytona 500 — the fourth Sunday in February — would remain the same in future years. They also stopped short of announcing other races during 2012 Speedweeks, including the exhibition Budweiser Shootout. That could mean NASCAR officials are considering condensing Speedweeks from a two-weekend event spanning 11 days to a weeklong extravaganza. “I’m not prepared to ask for that,” Daytonapresident Joey Chitwood III said. “I like having the Shootout, I like having the ARCA event. It’s a good weekend for our fans.” NASCAR officials don't feel the same about the off weekend early in the season. Drivers and owners have complained that the 36-race season is too long already, insisting there's little need for a bye week in March. "It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that hurts our momentum throughout the season," O'Donnell said. "So by being able to move the date back a week, we close up that off week, NASCAR's able to keep the momentum throughout the season, which we think is great."

Sean “Diddy” Combs, Jack Nicholson, Stevie Wonder, John Legend and Justin Bieber — who was called Justin “Berber” by the public address announcer while mentioning the teen star’s MVP performance in the celebrity game on Friday. Perhaps trying too hard to impress the stars surrounding them, there were errant passes and shaky shooting in the early minutes. The West got it right in the final minute of the first quarter, with Griffin catching an alley-oop pass from Deron Williams for one of his powerful dunks — though not quite the degree of AssOciAted PRess difficulty as his slam while Pau Gasol dunks vigorously leaping over a car Saturday to for the West squad. win the dunk contest.

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Late surge propels Terps past N.C. State BY DAVID GINSBURG Associated Press

COLLEGE PARK , Md. — For 35 minutes, MaryMaryland 87 land couldn’t miss N.C. State 80 from the inside and North Carolina State was connecting from all over the court. “Really, neither team could stop each other, to be completely honest,” Wolfpack forward Scott Wood said. In the end, North Carolina State stopped itself. Jordan Williams scored 26 points, freshman Terrell Stoglin had 25 points and nine assists, and Maryland used a late surge to pull away to an 87-80 victory Sunday night. Senior forward Dino Gregory had

a career-high 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Terrapins, who have won eight straight over the Wolfpack. Maryland (17-10, 6-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) had only two turnovers in the second half and went 19 for 20 at the foul line. But the key was that Williams got scoring help from Gregory, a 6-foot7 forward, and Stoglin, a 6-1 guard. “They have been double teaming Jordan, so when we have other guys that can score it makes us a better team,” said Stoglin, who matched his career high in points. Tracy Smith scored 19, C.J. Leslie had 17 and Wood added 15 for the Wolfpack (14-12, 4-8). The game was tied at 71 before Maryland guard Sean Mosley made a layup, Stoglin sank two free throws

of turnovers, and that just killed us. It came down to a little adversity, and we folded.” Before the game, Maryland honored former standout guard Greivis Vasquez by hanging his No. 21 from the rafters of the arena. The Terrapins could have used someone with his ability to hit a long-range jumper, because Maryland didn’t even attempt a 3-pointer until Mosley clanged one off the rim with 7:24 left. It would be Maryland’s only try from beyond the arc, but it didn’t matter because Williams and Gregory were dominant inside. “At one point I felt like I couldn’t miss a shot,” said Gregory, who went 8 for 14. “The goal looked really big to me. They kept on finding me and


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duke’s Kyle singler drives against Nate Hicks. losing their sixth straight ACC game. Glen Rice Jr. finished with 12 points on 4-of14 shooting while Shumpert was 4 of 16 for Georgia Tech. “It happened so fast. They got a couple of breakaways and the crowd got into it,” Miller said. “Then we got a couple of silly fouls, and the next thing you know they were up 20.”

The college basketball roundup .... WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — E’Twaun Moore scored a career-high 38 points to lead No. 11 Purdue past No. 2 Ohio State 76-63 on Sunday, capping a week that saw the top four teams in the AP Top 25 lose a game. Moore tied a career high with seven 3-pointers. He surpassed 2,000 points during a flurry of 13 in the final 3:49 of the first half, becoming the fifth player in school history to reach the milestone. JaJuan Johnson added 13 points and six rebounds for Purdue (22-5, 11-3 Big Ten), which avenged an 87-64 loss at Ohio State on Jan. 25. Jared Sullinger scored 25 points and Jon Diebler added 11 for the Buckeyes (25-2, 12-2), who have lost two of three after winning their first 24 games. No. 10 Wisconsin 76, Penn St. 66 MADISON, Wis. — Keaton Nankivil scored 22 points and tied a career-high by hitting all five of his 3-point attempts to lead Wisconsin to its 20th consecutive win coming off a loss. Jon Leuer added 22 points and 10 re-

bounds as the Badgers (20-6, 10-4 Big Ten) reached 20 wins for the eighth time in the last nine seasons after having four 20-win seasons in the first 103 years of the program. The Badgers’ win, coupled with No. 11 Purdue’s upset of No. 2 Ohio State, puts Wisconsin one game behind the Boilermakers and two behind the Buckeyes in the conference race. No. 14 Florida 68, LSU 61 BATON ROUGE, La. — Erving Walker and Kenny Boynton each scored 17 points and Florida moved back into a tie for the overall Southeastern Conference lead. Their fifth consecutive win puts the Gators (21-5, 10-2) in a tie with Alabama with two weeks remaining in the regular season. Walker made three 3-pointers and all four of his free throw attempts. Boynton was 5 of 12 from the field and made six of his seven foul shots. Vernon Macklin added 16 points and seven rebounds for Florida, which played without starting forward Chandler Parsons, who has a thigh bruise. No. 23 Temple 66, Saint Joseph’s 52 PHILADELPHIA — Lavoy Allen had

LOS ANGELES — Carmelo Anthony just wants it over, without saying where he hopes it will end. The season-long trade speculation involving Denver’s All-Star forward is nearing completion, with the deadline for deals arriving Thursday afternoon. Anthony would love a quicker answer. “My mind’s boggled right now about this whole situation,” Anthony said Friday. “I wish I could get this thing over with right now and I wish there was just something that was just on the table that the Nuggets could just say, ‘OK, let’s get it done.’ ” There were reports it was ready to happen, as the Nuggets tried for the third time this season to complete a deal with New Jersey, and that Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov was hoping to meet with Anthony sometime this weekend. Anthony insisted earlier Friday during an NBA Cares community service event there was “no meeting at all” and repeated that claim later during his session with the media. And he didn’t know what he would say if one was scheduled. “If I was to meet with that guy, to be honest I really don’t know what I would say,” Anthony said while taking a break from painting a community center. The Nuggets have looked into trading Anthony since he declined to sign a threeyear contract extension worth nearly $65 million this season. The Nets have been close to a deal twice, and the New York Knicks are considered the other favorite to land Anthony if Denver decides to move him by Thursday afternoon.

BASEBALL SURPRISE, Ariz. — Michael Young had a mes-

sage for his teammates before the AL champion Texas Rangers held their first fullsquad workout. Manager Ron Washington says Young told the team Sunday morning that "he wasn't going to be a distraction." Young, expected to be the team's primary designated hitter and utility infielder, had requested a trade last month. With no deal done, Young reported to camp on time Saturday and said he was focused on getting ready for the season.

NFL ALAMEDA, Calif. — Richard Seymour became the most prominent potential free agent to sign a contract before a possible lockout next month when he finalized a $30 million, two-year deal with the Oakland Raiders on Thursday.

WOMEN’S TENNIS DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Caroline Wozniacki earned her first singles title of 2011, beating an errorprone Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 6-1, 6-3 in the Dubai Championships final Sunday. The Dane, who will retake the No. 1 ranking from Kim Clijsters on Monday, was never seriously threatened by the 23rd-ranked Kuznetsova.

RODDICK MEMPHIS — — Andy Roddick won the 30th title of his career in his 50th final Sunday, finishing off a thrilling 7-6 (7), 6-7 (11), 7-5 victory over Canadian Milos Raonic in the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships. Roddick polished off the 2-hour, 36-minute match by diving to put his racket on the ball for a winner down the line that broke the 20year-old Raonic for the victory. The top-seeded Roddick becomes the eighth American with at least 30 titles.

12 rebounds and became Temple’s career leader in that category. Allen scored 14 points for the Owls (21-5, 11-2 Atlantic 10) and passed John Baum on the school’s career rebounding list. Baum, Temple’s radio analyst, grabbed 1,042 rebounds in only three seasons. Allen, a 6-foot-9 senior forward, helped the Owls win their eighth straight game overall and ninth straight over their city-rival Hawks (7-19, 2-10). No. 7 Duke 90, Va. Tech 40 (women) DURHAM — Jasmine Thomas scored a season-high 27 points to help No. 7 Duke beat Virginia Tech 90-40 Sunday. Thomas was 10 for 16 from the field and made all five of her 3-point attempts for the Blue Devils (24-3, 10-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who reached double figures in league wins for the 13th consecutive season. Tricia Liston scored a career-high 19 points and Karima Christmas had 12 points as Duke picked up its 22nd consecutive home win. Brittany Gordon scored 10 points to lead the Hokies (11-16, 1-11 ACC), who had a season-high 32 turnovers.

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I kept on making my shots.” Maryland trailed 50-45 before Pe’Shon Howard — the current No. 21 on the roster — made two free throws to spark a 14-8 spree that put the Terrapins in front with 13:16 left. After that, neither team led by more than three points until Mosley started Maryland’s decisive run. Wood connected three times from beyond the arc, Leslie scored 11 points and the Wolfpack forced 10 turnovers in going up 40-38 at halftime. The Terrapins led 33-24 before Wood drilled successive 3-pointers during a 14-0 run that gave the Wolfpack their first lead since 3-0. Leslie had two baskets during the surge, which was fueled by five Maryland turnovers.

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DUKE getting out on the break, so that really was the turning point for us.” Duke outscored Georgia Tech 54-22 during the roughly 21 minutes that followed that “T.” By the time Seth Curry hit a free throw to make it 67-40 with 9:12 left, the Blue Devils were well on their way to their NCAA-best 34th straight win at Cameron Indoor Stadium — where Georgia Tech has only won once since 1996. Smith, the ACC leader in scoring and assists, was 10 of 20 with four 3-pointers while reaching the 20-point mark for the league-best 16th time this season. He helped Duke shoot 45 percent — 50 percent in the second half — and win a rematch of last year’s conference championship game and claim a matchup of the ACC’s best and worst shooting teams. Iman Shumpert and Moe Miller had 13 points apiece, but they couldn’t keep the Yellow Jackets (11-15, 3-9) from

and Mosley scored on a drive. After a turnover by North Carolina State, Mosley made a pair of foul shots to make it 79-71 with 3 minutes remaining. “Whoever could stop the other team would win,” Terps coach Gary Williams said. Or, whichever team ended up playing poorly would lose. “We stopped doing the things offensively that were working for us,” Wolfpack coach Sidney Lowe said. “We took some bad shots, and up until that point we had been moving the ball pretty well. Then we started holding the ball and just made some bad decisions.” Said Wood: “It came down to who was going to execute at the end. We took four bad shots and had a couple

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Aaron Baddeley raises his putter in triumph after winning on sunday.

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The golf roundup ... LOS ANGELES — Aaron Baddeley returned to his old swing and a title he hadn't seen in four years — a PGA Tour winner. In a battle of generations Sunday at Riviera, the 29-year-old Baddeley played mistake-free over the final six holes to hold off Vijay Singh and deny a fairy-tale finish for 51-year-old Fred Couples. Baddeley closed with a 2-under 69 for a one-shot victory over Singh, who turns 48 on Tuesday. It was the third career PGA Tour win for Baddeley, whose game had slipped so much that he had plunged to No. 224 in the world. This isn’t enough to get back into the top 50, but at least he can book a trip to Augusta National in April for the Masters. Singh, who only three weeks ago had fallen out of the top 100 in the world for the first time in more than 21 years, had his highest finish since he won the Deutsche Bank Championship in 2008 on his way to the FedEx Cup. Despite back-to-back bogeys on the back nine, he gave himself a chance to the end and closed with a 69. Singh said it was the best week with the putter in his career, which would include his 2000 Masters victory. He took only 105 putts for the week, including just one threeputt in the second round. Two decades after he last won at Riviera, Couples ran off three

straight birdies to start his round and take the lead, revving up the Riviera gallery. But it all came crashing down with a double bogey on the seventh hole — where Baddeley made a 20-foot birdie putt from the fringe — and Couples never could catch up again. CHAMPIONS NAPLES, Fla. — Bernhard Langer shot a 6-under-par 66 Sunday to set a tournament record with a 20under 196 total and win the ACE Group Classic by four shots. The 53-year-old Langer held a four-stroke lead going into the final round. Fred Funk got within two after Langer bogeyed No. 11, but Langer came right back with birdies on Nos. 12 and 14. He finished with a 5-footer for birdie on No. 18. Funk had a chance to make the final hole a little interesting, but missed a short birdie putt on No. 17 and finished with a 66 for a 16-under total. LPGA PATTAYA, Thailand — Topranked Yani Tseng earned her third tournament win in three weeks Sunday, shooting a 6-under 66 to pull away for a comfortable five-shot victory over Michelle Wie in the LPGA Thailand. Tseng led by one stroke over Wie and I.K. Kim going into the final round of the season-opening LPGA event and had the lowest score of the day with seven birdies and one bogey to finish at 15-under 273. Wie settled for a 70 to finish second in the season-opening LPGA event.

The NHL roundup ... CALGARY, Alberta Rene Bourque scored two goals, Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 39 shots and the Calgary Flames beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-0 Sunday in the Heritage Classic outdoors game at McMahon Stadium. Anton Babchuk had a short-handed goal and Alex Tanguay also scored for the Flames, who became just the second home team in the NHL’s six outdoors games to get a win. Kiprusoff got his fourth shutout of the season. The win moved the Flames past four teams into a tie with Nashville for fifth place in the Western Conference, as 10 points separate third place and 12th. Calgary has earned at least a point in 18 of its last 20 games. Carey Price finished with 33 saves for Montreal. The temperature was about 16 degrees at the start of the game, with winds of 16 miles per hour making it feel like less than 2 degrees. Blackhawks 3, Penguins 2, SO CHICAGO — Patrick Kane scored the only goal in the shootout to lift Chicago. Patrick Sharp and Bryan Bickell scored in regulatioin for the Blackhawks in their third straight game without coach Joel Quenneville, who is recovering from gastrointestinal bleeding caused by an ulcer. Red Wings 2, Wild 1, SO ST. PAUL, Minn. — Todd Bertuzzi scored the clinching goal in the shootout to lift Detroit to its fifth straight win. After Pavel Datsyuk flipped a firstround shot over Niklas Backstrom’s stick, Howard denied Minnesota’s Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Matt Cullen to set up Bertuzzi’s winner. Flyers 4, Rangers 2 NEW YORK — Claude Giroux and Daniel Carcillo scored second-period goals and Philadelphia shook off an early deficit. The Rangers took a 1-0 lead for the first time in eight games when Wojtek Wolski scored with 7:21 left in the first period, but Jeff Carter got the Flyers even later in the frame. Carter and Giroux had a goal and assist each, and Kris Versteeg added an empty-netter in the third period. Capitals 2, Sabres 1 BUFFALO, N.Y. — Marcus Johansson tipped in Mathieu Perreault’s shot midway through the third period to lift slumping Washington past Buffalo.


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

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College seeks applications for Part-Time Clinical Nursing Instructor. Required: BSN and Master's degree; Non-restrictive RN license in NC. Two calendar years of full-time experience as registered nurse. Acute care experience preferred. Interested candidates may apply online at EOE.

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

Clothes Adult & Children

Blue Ridge dishes, complete place setting for 6 plus serving pieces. 52 pieces. $300. Rockwell 704-202-5022

Boots. Women's Timberland boots 8½M, white / blue $40. 704-640-4373 after 5pm

Dell Laptop Computer, internet ready, wireless, Windows XP. $165. 980-205-0947


Electronics JVC Audio/Video Control Receiver, Powered Infinity subwoofer, 6 JBL speakers. Excel. Cond. $150. Rockwell. Please call 704-279-8333




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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Speakers. 2 Bose 201 Series IV Direct/Reflecting Speakers. Excellent cond. Cost $200. Sacrifice for $75. Rockwell 704-202-5022

Farm Equipment & Supplies

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

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

Other Pets

Flowers & Plants


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

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

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Air Conditioners, Washers, Dryers, Ranges, Frig. $65 & up. Used TV & Appliance Center Service after the sale. 704-279-6500 Antique Table with 2 drop leafs, $100; old serving cart, $75; 2 cedar boxes, $75 each; large cedar box, $100. 704-279-1711, no calls after 8pm

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

Bedroom suite, new 5 piece. All for $297.97. Hometown Furniture, 322 S. Main St. 704-633-7777 Bedroom suite. 3 piece Mahogany. With mirrors. $250. Please call 704213-9191 for more info. Couches – (1) Multicolored, $40 obo; (1) brown plaid, $100 obo; Entertainment Center, $75. 704-279-1711 no calls after 8pm King Size Water Innertube bed and box spring! With extra Innertubes! Only $200!! Call 704-212-2882 Kitchen table. Nice kitchen table w/leaf and 3 Windsor chairs. $50. Please call 704-245-8843 New American ProLine Natural Gas 40 gallon Water Heater. Contractor paid. $530. Your price $400. Rockwell. Call 704202-5022

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

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

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

Assorted Lego pieces, sizes. $30. different Please call 704-642-1301 or 704-213-7707 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.


Happy Birthday to the BEST husband & daddy-tobe, Holland B. We love you, Samantha & Brady Happy 9th Birthday to the best sister in the world, Mallory B. I love you! Love, Megan

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

Happy Birthday Brett W. We love you, Granny & Pa Pa Happy Birthday Brett White! We love you, Mom, Dad & Taylor

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Free cat. Female. Very sweet grey & white. Inside only. Tests negative. No dogs or cats. Inside only. 704-4636-0619

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


Free 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

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

Furniture & Appliances

Bed, full size, dresser with mirror, like new, quality construction. 704637-3679

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

Free cat. Maine coon. Everything done. Inside only. Very sweet. Not good with small kids, cats or dogs. 704-636-0619

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





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6B • MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2011 Lawn and Garden Holshouser Cycle Shop Lawn mower repairs and trimmer sharpening. Pick up & delivery. (704)637-2856

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

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

Misc For Sale

Lost & Found

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Sewing machines, portable. 2 avail. $60 ea. RND oil drums, 550 gallon, $70. 300 gallon, $40. 704-857-5445 Smith Corona Word processing typewriter SD 670. $30. 704-642-1301 or 704-213-7701 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

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.

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

Hay for Sale

Sporting Goods Bike. 20", 15 speed boy's bicycle, Roadmaster, Ultraterrain. $40. 704642-1301 / 704-213-7707

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

Want to Buy Merchandise

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

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Lumber All New!

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

Television, DVD & Video

All Coin Collections Silver, gold & copper. Will buy foreign & scrap gold. 704-636-8123 Andy's Logging. Want to buy timber. Land owner paid by thousand board foot. Paid for pulp wood. Minimum of 1 336-467-0560 acre. 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

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

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

Great home priced 33k below tax value! Builder says bring all offers! Make lower interest rates work for you! Walk into your brand new home w/ equity! 3,112 sf 4BR, 4BA on .918 ac. Quality built w/lots of custom features. Central to Salis., Mooresville, Concord. MLS #50008 Teresa Rufty TMR Realty (704) 433-2582

Lovely Home

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

Motivated Seller!

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

Move in Ready!

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

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

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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

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



A Must See

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

Motivated Seller New Listing

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

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

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:

Free Stuff

Lost & Found

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

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

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

Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

Genesis Realty 704-933-5000 Foreclosure Experts Salisbury & Shelby, 2, 3 & 4 BR, starting at $29,900! Must see! Call today 704-633-6035

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

Land for Sale


Over 2 Acres

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

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





PRICE REDUCED $27K – 365 D. Earnhardt Rd. 3BR, 2BA, on 3.11 acres, Large with great rooms 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 Rockwell

Motivated Seller 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

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

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

Convenient Location

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

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

Convenient Location

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

Forest Glen Realty Darlene Blount, Broker 704-633-8867 KEY REAL ESTATE, INC. 1755 U.S. HWY 29. South China Grove, NC 28023 704-857-0539 Rebecca Jones Realty 610 E. Liberty St, China Grove 704-857-SELL

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

Real Estate Commercial

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

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

Convenience store business for sale with large game room/mini bar. Includes all stock, security system, ice maker, coolers, etc. $20,000. $8,000 Down, payments $155/mo., Building rent $900/mo. or move business. 704857-0625 Downtown Salis, 2300 sf office space, remodeled, off street pking. 633-7300 Salisbury


New Listing

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

New Listing

Salisbury. 2 or 3 bedroom Townhomes. For information, call Summit Developers, Inc. 704-797-0200 Olde Fields Subdivision. ½ acre to over 2 acre lots starting at available $36,000. B&R Realty 704.633.2394 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

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

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

Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

Wanted: Real Estate

Barnhardt Meadows. Quality home sites in setting, country 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

Investment Property

Investment Property

China Grove

Child Care Facility/Commercial Bldg.

A Country Paradise

1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Available Now! Ro-Well Apartments, Rockwell. Central heat/air, laundry facility on site, nice area. Equal Housing Opportunity Rental Assistance when available; handicapped equipped when available. 704-279-6330, TDD users 828-645-7196. 1 & 2BR. Nice, well maintained, responsible landlord. $415-$435. Salisbury, in town. 704-642-1955

1, 2, & 3 BR Huge Apartments, very nice. $375 & up. 704-754-1480 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. American Homes of Rockwell Oldest Dealer in Rowan County. Best prices anywhere. 704-279-7997

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

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Manufactured Home Sales

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

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Western Rowan County

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


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

Southwestern Rowan Co.




Awesome Location

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

Lots for Sale

Unique Property

New Home

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

B & R REALTY 704-633-2394




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.


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

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.

Allen Tate Realtors Daniel Almazan, Broker 704-202-0091

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



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

Homes for Sale

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 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.

Homes for Sale

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

Television, 13” Apex portable. $100. 6 chair table. $300. outside Please call 704-603-4416 Bingham Smith Lumber Co. !!!NOW AVAILABLE!!! Metal Roofing Many colors. Custom lengths, trim, accessories, & trusses. Call 980-234-8093 Patrick Smith



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

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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CLASSIFIEDS 704-797-4220

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

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


Condos and Townhomes

Salisbury. 1BR. Fully furnished apt. Utilities included. No pets. $550/mo. Deposit & ref. 704-855-2100 Salisbury. Free Rent, Free Water, New All Elec. Heat/air, on bus route. $495. 704-239-0691 STONWYCK VILLIAGE IN GRANITE QUARRY Nice 2BR, energy efficient apt., stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, water & sewer furnished, central heat/ac, vaulted ceiling, washer/dryer connection. $495 to $550 /Mo, $400 deposit. 1 year lease, no pets. 704-279-3808 WELCOME HOME TO DEER PARK APTS. We have immediate openings for 1 & 2 BR apts. Call or come by and ask about our move-in specials. 704-278-4340 for info. For immediate info call 1-828-442-7116

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Colonial Village Apts. “A Good Place to Live” 1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms Affordable & Spacious Water Included 704-636-8385 Duplexes & Apts, Rockwell$500-$600. TWO Bedrooms Marie Leonard-Hartsell Wallace Realty 704-239-3096 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 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. Holly Leaf Apts. 2BR, 1½BA. $555. Kitchen appliances, W/D connection, cable ready. 704-637-5588

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

Rolling Hills Townhomes 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms Salisbury's Finest! 315 Ashbrook Rd 704-637-6207 Call for Spring Specials! Salisbury – 2 BR duplex in excellent cond., w/ appl. $560/mo. + dep. Ryburn Rentals 704-637-0601

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!

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

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. 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

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

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

RENTED 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 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

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 Salisbury 421 Faith Rd. Approx. 1,000 sq. ft. commercial property. $625 / mo. + dep. 704-633-9556 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 Statesville Blvd., Suitable for beauty shop or office. Please Call 704-636-6100

Rooms for Rent




MILLER HOTEL Rooms for Rent Weekly $110 & up 704-855-2100 Cleveland. Very nice large 3BR/2BA manufactured home located on large private lot. Rent with option to buy $800/mo. 704-855-2300 East Area. 2BR, water, trash. Limit 2. Dep. req. No pets. Call 704-6367531 or 704-202-4991 East Area. 2BR/2BA, on 3 acre private lot, carport, appls, $600/mo. + dep. No pets. 704-202-4668 East Rowan 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


West 13th St., in well established, nice neighborhood, totally furnished, internet, microwave, range, refrigerator, washer & dryer, all utitilies included. Single person only. No pets. $110/wk. + small deposit. 336-927-1738 Wkly rooms $150; daily from $35. Pool, HBO, wi-fi, phone, micro, fridge, breakfast. Exit 63, off I-85. 704-933-5080

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

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

Manufactured Home for Rent

Fisherman's Cove. 2BR, 1BA. Water & trash incl. Central air. 704-6364881 or 704-798-5370

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

Granite Quarry, 3 BR, 2 BA, DW. $700/mo. Salis., 2 BR, 1 BA house, $425/ mo. No Pets. 704-239-2833

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

Don% t take chances with your hard earned money. Run your ad where it will pay for itself. Daily exposure brings fast results. Chevrolet Impala, 2007 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

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

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

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

Call the Salisbury Post to sell the most! 704-797-4220

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

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

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

Financing Available!

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

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

Office and Commercial Rental

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

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

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


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

Manufactured Home for Rent

Office and Commercial Rental

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

Salis. Luxury Townhome on golf course 3BR/2½BA, one small pet allowed. $1,150/mo + dep. 1-800-359-1324

Colony Garden Apartments

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

Houses for Rent


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

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

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

Office Space


RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Special Proceedings No. 10 SP 1044 Substitute Trustee: Philip A. Glass

Date of Sale: February 23, 2011 Time of Sale: 1:00 p.m. Place of Sale: Rowan County Courthouse Description of Property: See Attached Description Record Owners: Linda R. Barlow Address of Property: 120 Barlow Lane, Salisbury, NC 28147 Deed of Trust: Book : 1077 Page: 286 Dated: September 29, 2006 Grantors: Jerry Barlow and Linda R. Barlow Original Beneficiary: State Employees' Credit Union CONDITIONS OF SALE: Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-five Cents (45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by N.C.G.S. 7A-308(a)(1). This sale is made subject to all unpaid taxes and superior liens or encumbrances of record and assessments, if any, against the said property, and any recorded leases. This sale is also subject to any applicable county land transfer tax, and the successful third party bidder shall be required to make payment for any such county land transfer tax. A cash deposit of 5% of the purchase price will be required at the time of the sale. Any successful bidder shall be required to tender the full balance of the purchase price so bid in cash or certified check at the time the Substitute Trustee tenders to him a deed for the property or attempts to tender such deed, and should said successful bidder fail to pay the full balance purchase price so bid at that time, he shall remain liable on his bid as provided for in North Carolina General Statutes Section 45-21.30 (d) and (e). This sale will be held open ten (10) days for upset bids as required by law. Residential real property with less than 15 rental units: an order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Dated: 12/7/10 Philip A. Glass, Substitute Trustee, Nodell, Glass & Haskell, L.L.P. Exhibit A Lying in Locke Township, Rowan County, North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a new iron, the southeast corner of Lot 38 in the Northern edge of the right of way of Elmwood Court and corner to Lot 23; thence with the Northern edge of the 40' right of way of Elmwood Court, North 85 degrees 55 minutes 00 seconds West 166.87 feet to a new iron pipe in the line of Lot 25; thence with the line of Lot 25 (and continuing with the line of Lots 26 and 27), North 01 degree 37 minutes 31 seconds East 200.05 feet (passing existing irons at 10.42 feet and 120.41 feet) to a new iron, the southwest corner of Lot 39; thence with the line of Lot 39, South 85 degrees 55 minutes 00 seconds east 175.45 feet to an existing iron pipe, the common corner of Lots Nos. 38, 39, 24 and 25; thence with the line of Lots 24 and 23, South 04 degrees 05 minutes 00 seconds West 199.87 feet (passing an existing iron at 99.87 feet) to the point of beginning, containing 0.785 acre, more or less, and the same being all of Lot 38 as shown upon the map of Knollwood Acres, and as shown upon the survey map by Richard L. Shulenburger, RLS, dated May 13, 1987 and last revised February 22, 1990. No. 61097 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having Qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Elbert Pollard, 3134 Harmony Hwy., Harmony, NC 28634, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 23rd day of May, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 16th day of February, 2011. James L.. Carter, Jr., Admn. For the estate of Elbert Pollard, deceased, File 11E170, 129 N. Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 Attorney at Law, James L. Carter, Jr., 129 N. Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 No. 61043 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator for the Estate of David Lee Martin, 2120 Bertha Street, Kannapolis, NC 28083. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 10th day of May, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 4th day of February, 2011. David Lee Martin, deceased, Rowan County File #2011E121, Elizabeth Shue Martin, 2120 Bertha Street, Kannapolis, NC 28083 No. 61044 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Anthony Joseph Gegorek, 222 N. Yadkin Avenue, Spencer, NC 28159 This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 11th day of May, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 4th day of February, 2011. Angela Lemly Gegorek, Executor for the estate of Anthony Joseph Gegorek, deceased, File 11E117, 222 N. Yadkin Avenue, Spencer, NC 28159 No. 61073 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Doris L. Allgood, 1450 N. Jackson Street, Salisbury, NC 28144. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 16th day of May, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 10th day of February, 2011. Doris L. Allgood, deceased, Rowan County File #2011E153, Jean A. Hillard, 4105 Chateau Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407

No. 61094 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY – 10-SP-987 - 5690 UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Carla F. Laborde, dated February 3, 2006 and recorded on February 7, 2006, in Book No. 1057, at Page 684 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rowan County, North Carolina; and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness secured thereby and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements contained therein and, pursuant to demand of the holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will place for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at Rowan County Courthouse, Salisbury, North Carolina on March 2, 2011 at 1:00 PM that parcel of land, including improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the City of Salisbury, County of Rowan, State of North Carolina, and being more particularly described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. Address of property: 2185 Faith Road, Salisbury, NC 28146 Tax Parcel ID: 403A019 Present Record Owners: Carla F. Laborde The terms of the sale are that the real property hereinbefore described will be sold for cash to the highest bidder. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. In the event that the Owner and Holder or its intended assignee is exempt from paying the same, the successful bidder shall be required to pay revenue stamps on the Trustee's Deed, and any Land Transfer Tax. The real property hereinabove described is being offered for sale "AS IS, WHERE IS" and will be sold subject to all superior liens, unpaid taxes, and special assessments. Other conditions will be announced at the sale. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required. If the Trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the Trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the Trustee, in its sole discretion, if it believes the challenge to have merit, may declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential With Less Than 15 Rental Units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a bona fide lease or tenancy may have additional rights pursuant to Title VII of 5.896 - Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act which became effective on May 20, 2009. David A Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee By: Attorney at Law, Rogers, Townsend & Thomas, PC Attorneys for David A Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee 2550 West Tyvola Road, Suite 520, Charlotte, NC 28217 (704)697-5809 No. 61093 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY RE: Agreement for Deed (Land Contract) executed and delivered by Pamela D. Spradlin and Charles F. Spradlin dated July 26th, 2006. (Rowan County Superior Court Case No: 10-CVS-2910) By Order of the Honorable Eric L. Levinson, Presiding Judge, dated January 24th, 2011, and due to default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by said Agreement for Deed (Land Contract) and failure to do and perform the stipulations and agreements therein contained, and pursuant to demand of the Owner and Holder of the indebtedness secured by said Agreement for Deed (Land Contract), the undersigned will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash the property therein described, to wit: See Attached Exhibit “A” for a full and complete legal description. The terms of the sale are that the real property hereinbefore described will be sold for cash to the highest bidder and that the undersigned may require the successful bidder at the sale to immediately deposit cash or a certified check in an amount equal to the greater of ten percent (10%) of the high bid or $750.00 whichever is greater. The real property hereinabove described will be sold “as is”, “where is”, subject to any and all superior liens, and subject to taxes and special assessments. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required. Date and Hour for Sale: March 7th, 2011 @ 11:30 a.m. Place of Sale: Rowan County Courthouse Date of this Notice: February 2, 2011 Raymond A. Burke, Attorney 4731 Hedgemore Drive, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28209 Exhibit A Beginning at a stake on Horah Street and runs thence with Horah Street N. 44 degrees E. 50.00 feet to a stake; thence N. 45 degrees E. 200.00 feet to a stake; thence S. 44 degrees E. 50.00 feet to a stake; thence S. 46 degrees W. 200.00 feet to the beginning and being Lot No. 52 in Square G of Lords plat and being just outside of the corporate limits of the Great West Ward of the City of Salisbury and being on the northeast side of the extension of Horah Street. Property is commonly known as 1004 W. Horah Street, Salisbury. Parcel ID#: 008 036

No. 61042

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

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having Qualified as Co-Executor of the Estate of Annie Mae Carter Goodwin, 3220 Phaniels Church Rd., Rockwell, NC 28138, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 3rd day of May, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 26th day of January, 2011. Alpha M. Barger, Co-Executor of the estate of Annie Mae Carter Goodwin, File #11E94, 3270 Phaniels Church Rd., Rockwell, NC 28138, James Luther Carter, Co-Executor, 475 NC 152, China Grove, NC 28023 Attorney at Law, James L. Carter, Jr., 129 N. Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144

Call Classifieds to place your yard sale ad... 704-797-4220

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Here’s What The Readers Say About Classified FOUND Our beloved dog is home. Thanks to everyone who helped her get home. D.T., Salsbury


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

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

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

SOLD We sold all 11 of our puppies within 7 days! J.S., Faith HIRED We had very good response to our ad with qualified applicants. We would choose your newspaper again to place our ads. ~ C.Y., Concord

SOLD I had a lot of response and I sold my grill! J.C., Salisbury




RENTED I rented my house in about a week. Thanks! D.P., Salisbury

SOLD! I sold my lawnmower before my ad ran out. M.W., Salisbury

RENTED I must have had 50 calls on my ad. I have successfully found a new tenant. C.B., Chelsea, MA




SOLD All nine of my puppies sold within three weeks thanks to my ad with a photo! ~ L.D., Salisbury

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

RENTED Wow! I was amazed at the response. My home rented within a week. R.M., Salisbury

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

If you have an item to sell, property to rent, or just looking for that right employee... you’ll get results with a Salisbury Post classified ad.


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

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

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.



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

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

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

Carport and Garages

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


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

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

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

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

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

R. Giles Moss Auction & Real Estate-NCAL #2036. Full Service Auction Company. Estates ** Real Estate Had your home listed a long time? Try selling at auction. 704-782-5625

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

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

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

Cleaning Services

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

Home Improvement

Lawn Equipment Repair Services

B & L Home Improvement

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

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

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


Classifeds 704-797-4220

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

Professional Services Unlimited Quality work at affordable prices NC G.C. #17608 NC Home Inspector #107. Complete contracting services, under home repairs, foundation & masonry repairs, light tractor work & property maintenence. Pier, dock & seawall repair. 36 Yrs Exp. 704-633-3584 Duke C. Brown Sr. Owner Brisson - HandyMan Home Repair, Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, etc. Insured. 704-798-8199

Junk Removal

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

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

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

~ 704-202-2390 ~

Earl's Lawn Care 3Mowing 3Yard Cleanup 3Trimming Bushes

3Landscaping 3Mulching 3Core Aeration 3Fertilizing

FREE Estimates

704-636-3415 704-640-3842

Guaranteed! F

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

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

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

Miscellaneous Services 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

Painting and Decorating

Heating and Air Conditioning

Drywall Services

Home Improvement


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

New Homes Additions & Repairs Small Commercial Ceiling Texture Removal

704-279-2600 Since 1955

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

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

Pools and Supplies

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

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

Tree Service

• Junk Removal


The Floor Doctor

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

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

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

~ 704-633-5033 ~

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

Painting and Decorating

Moving and Storage



Carport and Garages

Home Improvement

I buy junk cars. Will pay cash. $250 & up. Larger cars, larger cash! Call 704-239-1471 WILL BUY OLD CARS Complete with keys and title or proof of ownership, $250 and up. (Salisbury area) RC's 704-267-4163

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

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

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

704-797-6840 704-797-6839

Stoner Painting Contractor

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

Call Classifieds at 704-797-4220

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

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

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

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


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Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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

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

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

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

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

ELLIS AUTO AUCTION 10 miles N. of Salisbury, Hwy 601, Sale Every Wednesday night 5:30 pm. Ford Mustang, 1968, 302 Coupe, AT, PB, Private Owner 22 years Great condition $13,500 336-362-1902

We Do Taxes!! Over 150 vehicles in Stock!

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

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

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

Collector Cars

Collector Cars

Open Sundays 12pm-5pm

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

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

Rentals & Leasing

Rentals & Leasing

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

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


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

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

Transportation Dealerships

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Call Steve today! 704-603-4255


Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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

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

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

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

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

We Do Taxes!! Over 150 vehicles in Stock!

call 704-797-4220

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

First Baptist Church 223 N. Fulton St. Salisbury, NC 28144 Call us today about our

Jessica B. Casey, Director

Kindergarten Office: 704-639-1062 Fax: 704-633-0670 Readiness Class

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

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

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

To advertise in this directory Ford Mustang FT Premium Coupe, 2008. Dark Candy Apply Red w/dark charcoal interior. Stock #P7616. $22,779. 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

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

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

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

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

Transportation Financing

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

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

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

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

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

Ford F150, 2007 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.

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

Over 150 vehicles in Stock!

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

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

Ford Expedition XLT, 2001, silver metallic w/medium graphite cloth interior, 5.4 V8 auto trans., AM/FM/CD, power driver seat. READY FOR FAMILY! 704-603-4255

Open Sundays 12pm-5pm Autos

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

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

Over 150 vehicles in Stock!

Chevrolet Suburban, 2003 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

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

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


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

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

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

Ford Edge SEL, 2007. Crème Brulee clearcoat exterior with charcoal interior. Stoc #P7612. $24,879 1-800-542-9758 BMW X5, 2001. Alpine White / Tan leather interior 3.0 v6 tiptronic trans. AWD, AM/FM/CD. Sunroof. Alloy rims, all pwr options. WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR!!!! Call Steve at 704-603-4255

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

To Sell.. Buy.. Call Classifieds 704-797-4220

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Greed Mexico’s Drug War Supermarkets Inc: Inside The Facebook Obsession Biography on CNBC Biography on CNBC Å Situation Rm John King, USA (N) Parker Spitzer (N) Piers Morgan Tonight (N) Anderson Cooper 360 Å (:00) Gold Rush: Gold Rush: Alaska Gold recovery Gold Rush: Alaska The owner Gold Rush: Alaska Todd and Jack Gold Rush: Alaska Jack puts his Gold Rush: Alaska The owner Alaska gets help from an outsider. life on the line. Å gets help from an outsider. expert tries to help. Å try to dig deeper. Å Shake It Up! Good Luck Shake It Up! Good Luck Good Luck The Suite Life The Suite Life Movie: ›› “The Game Plan” (2007) Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, “Wild It Up” Madison Pettis, Kyra Sedgwick. Å Charlie on Deck Å “Match It Up” Charlie Charlie on Deck Å Sex and-City E! News (N) Sex and-City Sex and-City Kourt and Kim Kourt and Kim Kourt and Kim Holly’s World Chelsea Lately E! News (:00) College Basketball Syracuse at Villanova. (Live) College Basketball Oklahoma State at Kansas. (Live) SportsCenter (Live) Å SportsCenter Å Interruption Women’s College Basketball Georgia at Tennessee. (Live) Women’s College Basketball Texas at Iowa State. (Live) A Race Story (:00) Pretty Pretty Little Liars Relationships Pretty Little Liars The Liars take Greek Casey and Evan continue Pretty Little Liars The Liars take The 700 Club Å Little Liars Å develop and grow. Å stock of the suspects. (N) their feud. (N) Å stock of the suspects. World Poker Women’s College Basketball World Poker Tour: Season 9 The Game 365 Final Score Hooters Dream Girl Special (N) Two and a Half Two and a Half Movie: ›‡ “Armageddon” (1998) Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler. A NASA rep recruits an oil driller and his team of Movie: “Death (4:00) Movie: Men Men Sentence” “Iron Man” mavericks to save Earth from an oncoming asteroid. Special Report FOX Report W/ Shepard Smith Hannity The O’Reilly Factor Å Greta Van Susteren The O’Reilly Factor Play Lessons The Golf Fix (Live) GolfNow Haney Project World of Golf World of Golf The Golf Fix Golf Central Learning (5:00) Movie: “Swiss Family Robinson” (1960) Golden Girls Movie: ››› “The Parent Trap” (1961) Hayley Mills, Maureen O’Hara. Å Golden Girls Cash & Cari Cash & Cari Cash & Cari Cash & Cari Cash & Cari Cash & Cari Cash & Cari Cash & Cari Hunters Int’l My First Place My First Place Pawn Stars Å It’s Good to Be President The perks and perils of being commander- Secret Access: Air Force One Å To Be Announced To Be Pawn Stars “Honest Abe” Announced in-chief. (N) Å Highway Hvn. Our House “Choices” Å The Waltons Inspiration To Life Today Joyce Meyer Fellowship Hal Lindsey Christ-Proph (4:30) “Murder Movie: “The Craigslist Killer” (2011) Jake McDorman, Billy Baldwin, Movie: “Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy” (2011) Hayden Beyond the Headlines: The Agnes Bruckner. Å by Numbers” Panettiere, Marcia Gay Harden, Vincent Riotta. Premiere. Å Amanda Knox Story (N) Å (:00) Movie: ›› “The Eye” (2008) Jessica Alba, Movie: “Within” (2009) Mia Ford, Lori Heuring. A girl who sees evil Movie: ›‡ “The Messengers” (2007) Kristen Stewart, Dylan Alessandro Nivola. Å spirits holds the key to saving children in a small town. Å McDermott, Penelope Ann Miller. Å MSNBC Live Hardball With Chris Matthews The Last Word The Rachel Maddow Show (N) President of the World The Last Word (:00) Explorer CIA Confidential Secret Service Files (N) Secret Service Files (N) Lincoln’s Secret Killer? (N) Secret Service Files George Lopez George Lopez The Nanny (In The Nanny (In Big Time Rush The boys go to Everybody iCarly (In Stereo) iCarly (In Stereo) SpongeBob Everybody Griffin’s beach house. (N) Å Hates Chris SquarePants Hates Chris Stereo) Å Stereo) Å Å Å Å Å Bad Girls Club The Bad Girls Club Å The Bad Girls Club Å The Bad Girls Club (N) Å Afterparty Afterparty The Bad Girls Club Å (:00) Movie: ›››‡ “Die Hard” (1988) Bruce Willis. (In Stereo) Movie: ››‡ “Swordfish” (2001) John Travolta, Hugh Jackman. Swordfish Dawn Staley Bruce Pearl In My Words Under Lights In My Words Spotlight Hawks 360 Darrin Horn Phenoms Women’s College Basketball Movie: ›› “Silent Hill” (2006) Radha Mitchell, Laurie Holden, Sean Being Human “It Takes Two to Being Human “The End of the (5:30) Movie: ››› “Terminator 3: Rise of the Make aThing Go Wrong” (N) World as We Knew It” Machines” (2003) Nick Stahl Bean. Å Family Guy (In Family Guy (In Family Guy (In Family Guy (In Family Guy (In Conan (N) The King of Family Guy (In Family Guy (In Family Guy Stereo) Å Queens Å Stereo) Å Stereo) Å “FOX-y Lady” Stereo) Å Stereo) Å Stereo) Å Stereo) Å (:00) Movie: ››› “The Member of the Wedding” Movie: ›››‡ “State Fair” (1945) Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews, Dick Movie: ›››› “The Best Years of Our Lives” (1946) Fredric March, (1952) Ethel Waters. Å Haymes. Å Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews. Å Cake Boss Cake Boss Cake Boss Unpoppables Unpoppables Cake Boss (N) Outrageous 19 Kids-Count 19 Kids-Count Unpoppables Unpoppables (:00) Bones A 300-year-old finger bone. Bones Brennan wakes up bloodied Bones A bone-smuggling ring is Rizzoli & Isles Maura goes on a Rizzoli & Isles Killers target homiSupernatural Å (In Stereo) Å and beaten. Å uncovered. (In Stereo) Å personal quest. Å cide headquarters. Å Police Video Cops Å Cops Å Bait Car “LA” Bait Car (N) All Worked Up All Worked Up Lizard Lick All Worked Up Forensic Files Forensic Files All in the Family Sanford & Son Sanford & Son Sanford & Son Sanford & Son Movie: ››› “Ghostbusters” (1984) Bill Murray. Parapsychologists with nuclear guns go Roseanne (In Stereo) Å “School Daze” Å into business ridding New York of poltergeists. Å Å (:00) NCIS (In NCIS “Toxic” A government scientist NCIS “Semper Fidelis” The death of WWE Monday Night RAW (In Stereo Live) Å (:05) White Collar Prove the innoStereo) Å goes missing. Å an ICE agent. Å cence of a diplomat. Å W. Williams The Oprah Winfrey Show Meet, Browns Meet, Browns Dr. Phil (In Stereo) Å Eyewitness Entertainment The Insider Inside Edition Dharma & Greg America’s Funniest Home Videos New Adv./Old New Adv./Old America’s Funniest Home Videos WGN News at Nine (N) (In Stereo) Scrubs “My Turf Scrubs “My Cold Å Å (In Stereo) Å Christine Shower” (In Stereo) Å Christine War”


Boxing Movie: ››‡ “The Wolfman” (2010) Benicio Del The Eagle: First The Ricky Gervais Show Toro. (In Stereo) Å Look “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: (:15) Movie: ›› “I Spy” (2002) Eddie Murphy, Movie: ››‡ “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Cedar Rapids: Big Love “D.I.V.O.R.C.E.” Barb The Lightning Thief” Å hopes to attain the priesthood. Owen Wilson. (In Stereo) Å Smithsonian” (2009) Å First Look (:00) Movie: ›‡ “Couples Retreat” (2009) Vince Six Feet Under Nate and David Movie: ›› “Four Christmases” (2008) Vince Movie: ›› “Jennifer’s Body” (2009) Megan Fox, Vaughn. (In Stereo) Å seek extra money. Å Vaughn, Robert Duvall. (In Stereo) Å Amanda Seyfried. (In Stereo) Å Movie: ›››‡ “Minority Report” (2002) Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton. (5:45) Movie: ›› “Daredevil” Movie: ›››‡ “Avatar” (2009) Sam Worthington, Voice of Zoe (2003) Ben Affleck. (In Stereo) Å Saldana, Sigourney Weaver. (In Stereo) Å Californication Episodes (5:00) Movie: “We Were Soldiers” Movie: ››‡ “Youth in Revolt” (2009) Michael Cera. Shameless (iTV) (In Stereo) Å Californication Episodes (2002) Mel Gibson. iTV. (In Stereo) Å (iTV) Å “Episode 7” (iTV) (iTV) Å “Episode 7” (iTV)

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Transient Global Amnesia an uncommon disorder Dear Dr. Gott: Could you please talk about transient global amnesia? I have never seen this discussed in your column before. Thank you. Dear Reader: Transient global amnesia (TGA) is a rare event that causes sudden, temporary loss of memory. It is often accompanied by repetitive questioning. It is not associated with the more common causes of amnesia such as stroke. For a positive diagnosis, the patient must meet a set of criteria. He or she must retain knowledge of personal identity and have normal cognition (naming familiar objects, following simple instrucDR. PETER tions, etc.); the event must be GOTT verified by a witness; there cannot be a history of active epilepsy, a recent head injury or the presence of seizures during the episode; the event cannot last more than 24 hours; testing and examination will not reveal signs of brain damage; and, finally, the patient must experience a gradual return of memory. Some sufferers may also have a racing heartbeat, cold hands and feet, sweating, trembling, headache, vomiting, nausea, dizziness, chest or neck pain, visual disturbances, flushing or chills, a fear of dying and more. A typical episode lasts about six hours and does not cause lasting damage. Memory of events that happened

during (and occasionally for a few hours prior) typically does not return; however, memory of events that were forgotten before that time is eventually regained. It is important that anyone who witnesses a person develop sudden extreme memory loss call an ambulance or get the sufferer to a hospital immediately, because it is much more likely that a seizure or stroke caused the amnesia. In most cases, a trigger can be found. The most common include physical or emotional stress, such as strenuous physical activity, sudden immersion in hot or cold water and acute emotional distress, like that caused by a conflict or bad news. Certain medical procedures may also be the trigger. The exact cause of TGA is unknown, but there does appear to be a link between it and migraines in some patients. Those at higher risk are those with a history of migraines and those over the age of 50. The condition is temporary and doesn’t cause lasting damage, so it does not require treatment. Because the cause is unknown, there is no way to prevent these episodes. Recurrence is uncommon. Because sudden memory loss is more commonly related to a disorder of the brain, I am sending you a copy of my Health Report “Stroke.” Other readers who would like a copy should send a self-addressed stamped No. 10 envelope and a $2 check or money order payable to Newsletter and mailed to Newsletter, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092-0167. Be

sure to mention the title or print an order form off my website at Dear Dr. Gott: A while back, I read an article about skintag removal. It mentioned something used on fingernails as a home remedy. Can you please tell me what this is? Dear Reader: The product you are referring to is nailhardening polish. For the removal of skin tags, it is applied to the lesion once or twice a day. As the coating builds up, it can be pulled off, removing the tag. The process may take up to a week. To provide related information, I am sending you a copy of my Health Report “Dr. Gott’s Compelling Home Remedies.” Other readers

who would like a copy should send a self-addressed stamped No. 10 envelope and a $2 check or money order payable to Newsletter and mailed to Newsletter, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092-0167. Be sure to mention the title or print an order form off my website at Dr. Peter H. Gott is a retired physician and the author of several books, including “Live Longer, Live Better,” “Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar Diet” and “Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar Cookbook,” which are available at most bookstores or online. His website is www.AskDrGottMD .com. United FeatUre Syndicate

Monday, Feb. 21 Although certain commercial prospects may look quite interesting and encouraging for you in the year ahead, be careful about getting involved with friends, especially if it involves financial matters. You may do better with strangers. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Be careful in whom you place your trust, before putting too much stock in what is told to you, especially if it is about a commercial matter. You could end up on the short end of things. Aries (March 21-April 19) — If you find yourself involved in a joint endeavor, be sure each person knows what the assignment is and what part s/he plays. Things could go awry without definite ground rules. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Make sure your actions don’t unnecessarily irritate your coworkers. If you do anything to anger them, you can take bets they’ll try to even the score in some manner. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — If you’re smart, you’ll avoid all types of speculative involvement right now. Lady Luck isn’t likely to be found today, and you’ll not be able to have good fortune without her help. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Do not carry any disagreements between you and your mate outside the confines of your home. Not only would airing them in public make you look bad but it would embarrass your listeners as well. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Wait until another time to accomplish any job that requires the assistance of others. Trying to do something on your own could cause a needless mishap. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Someone you’ve been avoiding might penetrate your defenses when you’re not looking. Deal with this person graciously but keep to yourself whatever it is that s/he wants from you. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Be tolerant if certain disturbing outside influences prevent you from doing what you had intended. Flow with events instead of bucking the odds. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Instead of rushing to get things done, make haste slowly. Unless your involvements are clearly defined, you could paint yourself into a corner with no way out. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Don’t feel compelled to go along with the gang if they’re planning to do something you clearly can’t afford. Even if you keep your costs down, they could decide to split the huge bill equally. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — If you try to do something out of spite to get even with a past offender, there are strong indications that you’ll end up stinging yourself more than you do your adversary. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Before putting too much stock in some confidential information that comes to you, check it out. Cross-reference the facts with other sources, because it could be all talk. Know where to look for romance and you’ll find it. The Astro-Graph Matchmaker instantly reveals which signs are romantically perfect for you. Mail $3 to Astro-Graph, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092-0167. United FeatUre Syndicate

Today’s celebrity birthdays Actor Gary Lockwood is 74. Actor Peter McEnery is 71. Record company executive David Geffen is 68. Actress Tyne Daly is 65. Actor Anthony Daniels (C3P0 in "Star Wars" films) is 65. Actor Alan Rickman is 65. Keyboardist Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads is 62. Actor William Petersen is 58. Actor Kelsey Grammer is 56. Singer Mary Chapin Carpenter is 53. Actor Jack Coleman is 53. Actor Christopher Atkins is 50. Singer Ranking Roger of General Public and of English Beat is 50. Actor William Baldwin is 48. Country singer Eric Heatherly is 41.

When you want to try for game BY PHILLIP ALDER United Feature Syndicate

Mignon McLaughlin, a journalist and author who died in 1983, said, “No one really listens to anyone else, and if you try it for a while you’ll see why.” Luckily, you are reading! Look at the South hand in today’s diagram. He opens one heart and partner raises to two hearts. What should South do now? If South had a minimum opening bid, he would pass. If he held a lot of extra values, he would jump to four hearts. But in this case he is in the middle. True, he has only 15 high-card points, but he has three

Nashville school teaches driving for celebrities NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville is the littleknown capital of the bus touring business, with more than 80 percent of all U.S. touring bus companies leasing their fleets for North American music tours of all genres. So it follows that there is a school in Nashville to teach students how to drive buses for celebrities. The Celebrity Bus Drivers Academy is accepting applications for its April class, the third since Chip Huffman and partner Tandy Rice launched the first-ofits-kind driver’s school in Nashville last year. Huffman, a former celebrity bus company own-

er, said he and his partner want to help licensed charter bus and big-rig drivers break into the notoriously difficult-to-penetrate business. “For 23 years, I ran Nitetrain (a bus company), and I must have fielded 20 calls a month asking, ‘How do I run one of those star buses?’ The answer is you have to have three years of experience. The next question was. They couldn’t get the experience.” The class is designed to give aspiring drivers the inside track on the rules of driving celebrities. There are two key areas of study. The first is how to operate all the extras — the tracking systems, Internet,

electric and sound equipment that are part of the celebrity road experience. “They’re the captain of that bus,” Huffman told The Tennessean newspaper. “If they’re on the road with Carrie Underwood for six months, they don’t necessarily have to know how to fix everything, but they have to know how to take charge of that bus.” The second key component: “We try to teach them how to deal with the music business personality,” Huffman said. “They need to know what to say, what not to say, how to act. Your star doesn’t want a star-struck driver who wants her autograph for his niece.”

aces, two shortage points (one for each doubleton) and good playing potential. He is too strong to pass, but not strong enough to bid game. The key is North’s fit in clubs. Opener rebids three clubs, making what is called a helpsuit game-try. He is asking partner to look specifically at this suit, and if North has either high cards or shortage there, he should bid game — as in today’s deal. North, despite his minimum count, jumps to four hearts with the good club holding and four trumps. West starts with three top spades. South has five losers: two spades, one diamond and two clubs. The first three are unavoidable, but he can ruff those low clubs on the board. Declarer trumps at trick three, cashes the heart ace and queen, plays a club to dummy’s king, returns the club 10 to his ace, ruffs a club with the heart eight, plays a diamond to his ace, trumps the last club with the heart king, ruffs a spade, draws East’s third trump, and claims.

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7 7/15 7/ 27/15 2 /15

21 21/2 2 1//2 2

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52 2/4 /40 52/40 5

L Denver D e en n nver vver e err


4 46 46/20 6 6///2 2 20 0

60s 70s


D ettroit roiitt Detroit


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

1//4 4 61/45 6 45 5

37/21 37/21 7//21 21 21

3 30/13 30 0//1 1 13 3

Cold Front

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67/47 4 7 6 67 7//4 7/ 47

6 6 6///3 3 38 8 66/38 a am m mii Miami M iia 82//6 82 66 82/66 6 6

Staationary Front

Showers T-storms -sttorms

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Rain n Flurries rries

Snow Ice

77/54 7 77 7//5 5 54 4


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33/20 33 3 3 3//20 //2 2 20 0



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The major winter storm that pounded the Upper Midwest yesterday will provide a significant mix of wintry precipitation to areas from the Upper Midwest through the northern Ohio Valley into the northern Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast this President\'s Day. Several inches of snow are expected to blanket the northern regions, while a mix of snow and sleet along with patchy freezing rain develop in the Mid-Atlantic. Generally light to moderate snow and sleet accumulations of 1 to 4 inches are expected throughout most of the Lower Great Lakes and Northeast. Additional snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches will be possible in the heavier snow bands that pass through these regions during the early morning hours. Meanwhile, ice accumulations of up to a tenth of an inch are also expected to accompany this system. The majority of snow associated with this storm will exit the East Coast by mid-Monday morning. As this system exits, the Ohio Valley will see another dose of wet weather activity during the latter half of the day. Rain over the area is expected to change into wet snow during the evening before ending. Temperatures in the northeastern quadrant of the nation will remain near the freezing mark Monday. Areas to the south will warm nicely with daytime highs in the 60s and 70s due to the passing of a warm front. In the West, a series of disturbances passing over the Rockies will, supporting more snow showers along the Continental Divide. Meanwhile, a low pressure system will trigger light showers in the Pacific Northwest and the coastal areas of northern California as it approaches the West Coast.

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