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Brush fires leave scorched earth as dry conditions continue BY SHELLEY SMITH

In the past week, firefighters responded to more than 30 brush and grass fires across the county, including a 15-acre fire near High Rock Lake Saturday night and at least five fires Monday. “It went from just nothing to pretty much wide open with fires,” Rowan County Forest Ranger David Poole said, noting fire season jumped the gun, starting earlier than the usual March start. “It’s very unusual,” said Assistant Forest Ranger Jason Walker, who

was the lone county ranger from Feb. 15 through Feb. 20 while Poole was helping with a 737-acre fire in Surry County. On Monday, the fire dangers were no different than the past several weeks. A fire at Shaver Wood Products in Cleveland started from sparks that came from a braking train, and several areas were on fire, threatening piles of lumber and wood chips. Another grass fire at 111 Sawdust Trail burned, and the cause is under investigation. The other fires around the county, Walker said, were from people burning trash and debris.

Saturday’s 15-acre fire burned several hours before Walker was able to find it. The call came in from Davidson County, from an off-duty officer, who could see the fire from across the lake. Walker and firefighters with Pooletown and Liberty fire departments searched for at least 30 minutes and finally found the fire. “It was in a very remote location,” Walker said. A bulldozer was brought in from Davidson County to knock down trees and brush so that firefighters could reach the fire, and also to make

a fire containment line around the fire. Poole said that when the water at High Rock Lake is low, people gather on the banks. “People tend to want to ride four wheelers,” Poole said. “It never fails that when the lake is down, four wheeler traffic (increases) along the lake. “People want to see the scenery, build a campfire.” No one has been injured and no buildings or homes have been lost since the rash of fires began midFebruary. “The fire marshall’s office and lo-

cal fire departments have really done an excellent job at getting to these fires quick and knocking them down,” Poole said. Although the county wasn’t under a red flag warning Tuesday, Poole and Walker said no one should be burning. “Everybody that’s burning, use caution,” Walker said. With the high winds and low humidity, Walker said it’s the “perfect combination for fires to start spreading quickly.” Shelley Smith can be contacted at 704-797-4246.

Board wants one owner for stadium


County would take loss to unload Intimidators’ home, or buy Kannapolis’ share BY KARISSA MINN

In an effort to place Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium under one owner, county commissioners offered Monday to either sell the county’s share or buy Kannapolis’ share. To rid itself of the stadium, the county would take a $2 million loss on its $5.1 million investment in the property. The Rowan County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the offer with no discussion Monday after meeting in closed session. The board wants to sell the county’s 75 percent share of the stadium to Kannapolis for $3 million, which would be paid $60,000 a year for 50 years. If the city does not agree to buy, the county is willing to purchase from Kannapolis its 25 percent ownership in the stadium for $750,000. This would be paid over 50 years at $15,000 a year. Money in the consortium fund would remain for the owner’s use. County Commissioner Jim Sides made the motion Monday. After the meeting, he said he county would prefer the first option after bearing the brunt of the stadium’s costs for 15 years. “It’s been a burden for long enough,” Sides said. “We really want to get out from under that burden by selling, but if we’re not able to sell, we want to dissolve the marriage.” Kannapolis has disputed the Rowan County’s claim of 75 percent ownership, saying the two parties legally agreed in


Dr. Clyde Young plays his trumpet during halftime of the Salisbury High and Providence Grove girls game in the opening rounds of the state basketball playoffs.

Salisbury had plenty to cheer about on Monday in the first round of the sectional playoffs. Both teams won and host another doubleheader on Wednesday. Also winning in the first round were West Rowan's boys and girls, North Rowan's boys and Carson's girls. Details in Sports Section B


Commissioners move senior services under Rufty-Holmes BY KARISSA MINN

Rowan County is home to eight teams that played in the opening rounds of the state playoffs. These Salisbury High fans were on hand to watch defending State Champions Salisbury High Lady Hornets take on Providence Grove High School.

Cocaine overdose cause of homeless man’s death Staff report

A homeless man whose partially burned body was discovered in a wooded area off East Innes Street in October died of a drug overdose, according to an autopsy report. Milton Bryant Barber’s official cause of death is listed as “cocaine toxicity” in a report prepared by the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner’s Office. Someone found 58-year-old Barber’s body in a makeshift camp and left an anonymous

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note about the discovery on a paper rack outside the nearby Chick-fil-A restaurant. An employee found the note and called police. BARBER Barber’s body had extensive burns, the coroner’s report said. Police said he had a heart condition that probably led to his death and that he might have accidentally burned himself.

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The autopsy confirmed Barber had coronary artery disease, but the coroner’s office based its cause-of-death finding on toxic levels of cocaine found in the body. A “likely crack pipe” was found next to Barber’s body, the report said. And the coroner’s office said Barber probably wasn’t alive when his body burned. “It appeared that the decedent may have had a clothing fire,” the report says. “Based on the lack of carbon monoxide within the blood, it is likely that the fire started after the decedent’s death.”

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The report says Barber had 76 cents in his left shoe but few other belongings when his body was found. Many in Salisbury outside the homeless community knew Barber and mourned him. Betty and Don Bills, who paid Barber to do odd jobs around their home, joined with Chick-fil-A for a promotion in which they sold cards — and gave others to other homeless men — that let the bearers get seven free cups of coffee. Money raised went to Rowan Helping Ministries, where Barber often ate breakfast. Emmette Thompson Jr. Ailene H. Safrit Roland M. Futrell Gary Barnes Anna M. Diller

The Rowan County Board of Commissioners voted Monday to move the senior services department under Rufty-Holmes Senior Center. County Manager Gary Page recommended the move at the board’s planning retreat last week, saying the county would save about $132,000 a year. “This keeps the consolidation of senior services in one location,” Page said. The department currently operates out of the Rufty-Holmes building. Page listed 12 terms the county has worked out with the nonprofit. Commissioner Jim Sides made a motion to approve the transfer and those terms — except one to include four current Rufty-Holmes employees on the county health insurance plan. Sides said the arrangement benefits the nonprofit in other ways. Rowan County still would be responsible for providing matching grant funds to the organization and could not cut its current $60,000 appropriation. “We’re locking in funding with Rufty-Holmes where we never guaranteed in any prior year,” Sides said. “We’re also agreeing to make an initial allocation in the neighborhood of $100,000 to allow them to fund the program while waiting for funds to come in.” Commissioner Carl Ford seconded the motion, saying services to seniors will remain the same. In the move to Rufty-Holmes, county employees working for senior services will become employees of the nonprofit. They would retain the county health


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1995 to a 50 percent split. The county argues that it has paid roughly 75 percent of the total investment in the stadium. “This is an effort to resolve the ownership issue,” Sides said.“We want one owner for the park to be able to deal with the ball team on a long-term contract.” Under the county’s offer, if the owner sells the stadium before payoff — or within three years of early payoff — the city and county each would receive half the payment above $3.75 million. Commissioners have talked previously about selling the stadium to another buyer, but the aging facility has immediate and long-term repair needs that could total more than $1 million. If the county assumes full responsibility of the stadium, Sides said, it could ask the team for a long-term commitment so the county can make debt payments for those repair. County Manager Gary Page

said he didn’t know which option Kannapolis would choose. According to an e-mail sent Monday night by Kannapolis City Manager Mike Legg, the city might choose neither. “We are aware of this offer and will give both options their due consideration over the next few weeks,” Legg wrote to the Post. “The other option is to maintain the current ownership arrangement and find a way to continue to work together.” Right now, the county isn’t satisfied with that arrangement. County and city staff have been working for a year and half on a new lease with Smith Family Baseball to address all three parties’ concerns. The current lease was set to expire Sept. 30, but the owners were given the option to renew for another five years. “If we do nothing, we still have two owners and one team,” Page said. “There still will be issues on the table that are unresolved, and we’ll have the same lease we’ve had since 2000.” Contact reporter Karissa Minn at 704-797-4222.

insurance, but other benefits would be provided by the nonprofit. Since the retirement of Director Clyde Fahnestock in November, county staff has been studying ways to reorganize the senior services department. Commissioners voted at a meeting in December to name a current employee as transportation director, which was one of Fahnestock’s responsibilities, and create a new department for Rowan Transit Services. Page had been acting as senior services director until the board made a decision. “I think this is the best option,” Sides said. “There was another option that is still very viable.... That is to put it under (the Department of Social Services), but there were drawbacks that I think everybody saw.” Commissioner Jon Barber said he would prefer to keep the department the same and hire a new director. “But I don’t have three votes... so Rufty-Holmes is the best option,” Barber said. “Also, moving those employees under our health insurance is not going to cost much.” Commissioner Raymond Coltrain agreed with Barber, saying the county won’t feel

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interests in Raleigh. • Added Elljoy Lane to the state secondary road system for maintenance. • Approved a special use permit for Orica USA Inc. The company wants to construct a 5,922-square-foot expansion to an existing vehicle maintenance and fabrication building at 2075 High Rock Road in Gold Hill. • Approved the fiscal year 2012 Community Transportation Grant application and the HOME Action Plan. • Approved a letter of support for the East Rowan Diamond Sports Project to build a new park off Oddie Road.

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ter,” Gentry said. She said the fact that it was quickly noticed and addressed shows the systems at the airport are working. The Transportation Security Administration is looking into the matter. US Airways, the parent company of Piedmont Airlines, said it is cooperating with authorities. Airline spokeswoman Valerie Wunder declined to say whether Meadows is still employed with the company. Meadows did not return a call seeking comment. A second employee, Willie Bullock, also was punished for his role in the matter. The police report said Bullock agreed to take a bag from Meadows into the tarmac area. His security badge has been revoked. The breach comes just a few months after a North Carolina teenager was able to sneak aboard a plane on the tarmac at the Charlotte airport. Delvonte Tisdale was killed in November after stowing away in the wheel well of the flight. Tisdale’s family and friends have said they want to know why airport security didn’t stop him from getting on the plane.

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the effect of four people added to 725 employees, but the four individuals will. “These people carry out county-related programs at the county’s request,” Coltrain said. “It’s not much of a show of gratitude to deny them the opportunity to participate in the program, just like each of us have as county commissioners.” Chairman Chad Mitchell recommended that the board go ahead and begin the transition, and it could talk about health insurance in later budget discussions. The other commissioners agreed, and Sides’ motion passed unanimously. In other news, the board approved changes to the county’s farmland preservation ordinance Monday that would allow for enhanced voluntary agricultural districts. In a split vote, commissioners chose to adopt a version provided by planning board over one submitted by the agricultural advisory board. This version removes the agricultural advisory board’s authority to approve or deny districts. Instead, it will simply advise the Board of Commissioners, which will make the final decision. The planning board also removes a line in the ordinance that Mitchell and Ford said could affect not only the farmers who volunteer for the program but the neigh-


Charlotte airport worker who jumped tarmac fence punished CHARLOTTE (AP) — Authorities have revoked the security privileges of an airline employee after they say he jumped over a fence to access the tarmac area and punch his work clock at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. An incident report says the security breach occurred on Feb. 13. The Piedmont Airlines employee is no longer allowed to access the tarmac area where he worked, airport spokeswoman Haley Gentry said Monday. Airport police documents say 38-year-old Trenton Meadows told an investigating officer that he didn’t have his security badge with him when he arrived at the airport. After getting on the tarmac, Meadows punched the time clock to his work area manually and then returned to a parking lot to get his badge, authorities say. Records show the worker needed to take a shuttle to and from the parking lot. Gentry said the fencejumping was reported by another employee and captured on surveillance video. “This was a very, very poor choice by an employee who should have known bet-





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Three injured in collision

Touching case nets man jail sentence BY SHAVONNE POTTS


Rowan emS responders carry a young girl to the ambulance following a collision on u.S. 29 monday afternoon. Two Salisbury women remained in the emergency room at Rowan Regional Medical Center at 7 p.m. Monday following an afternoon crash on U.S. 29. LaSheria Terry, 22, and Connie Rowland, 56, were transported for minor injuries, and a third person, a girl, was also taken to the hospital. Conditions of the three were not available Monday night. Salisbury Police Officer Brad Jordan said the crash happened around

HICKORY (AP) — The stepmother of a 10-year-old disabled girl was indicted Monday on a charge she murdered the child, and officials released the latest gruesome detail in the case of little, freckle-faced Zahra Baker: Her head is missing. Medical examiners said Zahra’s death was caused by “undetermined homicidal violence.” An autopsy was done even though authorities BAKER haven’t rec o v e r e d many bones, most notably the girl’s skull, months after she was reported missing. Several bones showed cutting tool marks consistent with dismemberment. The revelation came in documents released by the state’s chief medical examiner shortly after officials in western North Carolina held a news conference about the seconddegree murder charge. Authorities said Elisa Baker, who has been jailed since the weekend the girl was reported missing, desecrated Zahra’s remains to cover up the slaying. Prosecutor James Gaither Jr. said at the news conference that there was no credible evidence to suggest anyone else was involved in Zahra’s slaying. Hickory Police Chief Tom Adkins called


The red Jeep remained in the center turning lane, leaking antifreeze. Two adult male passengers were also in Terry’s vehicle, but they were not injured. The child was properly buckled into a child restraint seat, police said. Terry has been cited with failure to yield the right of way. Rowan County EMS, the Salisbury Fire Department and Salisbury Police responded.

Sales-tax vote set for May BY HUGH FISHER

CONCORD — A divided Cabarrus Board of Commissioners voted 4-to-1 to set a May referendum on a quarter-cent sales tax, proceeds of which would be used to pay school debt. And they voted 3-to-2 to instruct county staff to prepare a budget that will freeze spending at 2012 levels. Deputy County Manager Pam Dubois presented a total of seven different budget scenarios based on the county’s previous five-year financial plans. When property taxes are recalculated next year, average property values are expected to fall, leaving about a $10 million budget gap. In addition, as Commissioner Liz Poole mentioned throughout the meeting, state

legislators are looking for ways to cut billions. One plan calls for the amount of lottery proceeds given to school districts to be cut by up to 75 percent. “They (state lawmakers) can balance their budget on our backs,” Poole said. “We have to balance our budget on the backs of our property owners.” Commissioners Larry Burrage and Chris Measmer voted against the plan to freeze spending at 2012 levels. Burrage said he would rather see all spending frozen at this year’s level. Measmer said he would freeze all spending at current levels except for school funding. “Out of everyone, they could use the money the most,” he said. County agencies, including school

After a week of trial and hours of deliberations, jurors found a Salisbury man guilty of taking indecent liberties with a minor. Billy Gray Yost, 54, was convicted Monday of inappropriately touching a then 7-yearold girl. Superior Court J u d g e William Wood of Forsyth County sentenced Yost to 21 months YOST to 26 months. Upon his release, Yost will have to register as a sex offender. The incident occurred in June 2006. The victim, who is now 12, didn’t report the incident until nearly a year and a half later. She told a doctor while she was getting a school physicial that Yost touched her. The Post does not reveal the identity of victims of sex offenses. The doctor reported the incident to the Rowan County Department of Social Services, who then called authorities. Yost was arrested in October 2007 where he served two months before posting bond. The victim told her mother Yost inappropriately touched her when she was 7. She asked her mother not to tell anyone and the mother didn’t. “Why didn’t you report this?” Assistant District Attorney Tim Gould asked the girl’s mother.

“She had been through enough. I felt like when she was ready, she could tell,” the mother said. She now regrets not reporting the incident, she told the court. During an interview with law enforcement, Yost told them he didn’t touch the victim “purposely” and if he did he was drunk. He admitted in the statement to having drank six beers. Davis said the victim was upset with Yost, which he implied may be the reason she said he touched her. “He said he didn’t do it, but he signed the statment anyway,” Gould said to jurors. Gould said the victim had been consistent in her statement and the details of what happened from the beginning. “This case comes down to credibility. Either she is telling the truth or he is,” Gould said. Jurors asked multiple questions during deliberations including to take another look at the forensic interview with the victim. The jury also sent a note to the court saying they were locked and neither side was going to “budge.” The jurors deliberated for more than 10 hours, which spanned three days before agreeing on a verdict. Yost was convicted of driving while impaired on numerous ocassions — 1989, 1991, 1999, 2001, 2004. He was also convicted of driving while license revoked in 2004, as well as assault on a female in 1999 and received a prayer for judgment continued in 2002 for simple assault. Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.

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Distribution center wins incentives BY HUGH FISHER

CONCORD — A split Cabarrus Board of Commissioners voted Monday to approve a three-year tax incentive plan for S.P. Richards to build a new Kannapolis distribution facility. On a 3-to-2 vote, the board voted to approve a three-year, 80 percent tax break worth $186,771.69. In return, the company will agree to invest $11.8 million and create 66 new jobs. According to the Cabarrus Economic Development Corp., Atlanta-based S.P. Richards is “one of North America’s leading business products wholesalers.” The Cabarrus plan would become one of a network of 44 distribution centers in the U.S. and Canada. The company distributes

“My gut feeling is that ... there will not be many jobs created for Cabarrus County citizens.” COMM. CHRIS MEASMER Dissenting vote

office supplies and furniture, janitorial supplies and other business equipment. McDaniels said that the proposed location, at Cold Stream Boulevard and Glen Afton Boulevard, would be home to a 200,000-squarefoot distribution center. He said the company plans to invest $10 million in real estate and $1.8 million in equipment. The new jobs would pay average wages of $18.75 per hour for 53 clerical and warehouse staff and drivers.

And 13 new managers, supervisors and sales staff would be paid an average of $87,000 per year. Under the agreement, the company would pay $219,731.40 in taxes over the course of three years. The county would net $32,960 in revenue for those three years. S.P. Richards would begin paying regular taxes in year four. Last week, the Kannapolis City Council approved a similar incentives package. Commissioner Larry Burrage, who opposed the incentive plan, said he wasn’t convinced that all of the new jobs would go to Cabarrus residents. McDaniels couldn’t say how many, if any, of the employees would simply transfer from existing plants. Commissioner Chris


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Allen drake with his wife Norma. BY SARAH CAMPBELL

A Salisbury man remains hospitalized after sustaining serious injuries in a single-vehicle car accident on St. Paul’s Church Road earlier this month. Allen Drake, 56, said Monday he still feels a “little rough,” but is thankful to be alive after breaking multiple bones when his white Pontiac Grand Am hit a utility pole, trapping him inside shortly before 5 p.m. on Feb. 4. Drake said he was traveling on St. Paul’s Church Road toward Faith when he swerved to avoid hitting another vehicle head on, just before the intersection with Glover Road. “The road takes a big dip and as soon as you get to the top of the hill there is a sharp left turn,” he said. “The other

car was in my lane and as soon as I saw it I turned right to avoid it.” Drake said after realizing he would crash into a ditch or hit a utility pole, he veered back to the left. “When I did that, the car lost traction and I spun around,” he said. “As soon as I hit the grass the car stopped spinning and I hit the only utility pole out in the middle of the field.”

Vivid memories Drake never lost consciousness and remembers the entire incident vividly. “At first I wasn’t so much scared as I was just reacting,” he said. “I really didn’t get scared until I hit the pole and realized I was trapped and couldn’t get out because the car was still running and there



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2:30 p.m., as Terry, driving a green Jeep, was pulling out of Piper Lane at the entrance to Fleming Candy Company. Terry failed to see a red Jeep, driven by Rowland, that was traveling south on U.S. 29. The red Jeep hit the driver’s side of the green Jeep, and the green Jeep traveled through several lanes, hitting a tree on the northbound shoulder of the highway.


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— Anna SALISBURY Catherine (Maliski) Diller, was taken to Heaven Feb. 15, 2011. Anna was born June 10, 1918, in Ithaca, N.Y., the fourth child of eight children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell A. Diller, and a son, Robert J. Diller. Anna is survived by two sisters, Josephine Mix of Ithaca, N.Y., and Louise Strecker of Hudson, Ohio; a daughter, JoAnn Kendall of Salisbury, with whom she resided; two sons, Russell J. (wife Cathy) Diller of Beaufort, S.C., and Thomas J. (wife Judy) Diller of Palatine, Ill.; five grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren, Amy (Diller) Laudenslager, husband Greg and sons Louie and Jake of Novato, Calif., Brett R. Diller, wife Gay and sons Charlie and Brett Henry of Waxhaw, Melinda R. Beres, husband Derek of Charlotte, John Diller, wife Cindy of Fox Lake, Ill., and Ryan T. Diller of Palatine, Ill. We will all cherish loving memories of our time with Anna. She was a blessing to all who knew her. Service: Mass to celebrate her life will be at a future date before final resting at Calgary Memorial Cemetery in Ithaca, N.Y. Memorials: Memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 113 N. Geneva St., Ithaca, NY 14850.

SALISBURY — Josephine Roberts Lanning, 85, of Salisbury, took her heavenly flight to be with the Lord on Feb. 20, 2011, while surrounded by her family. Mrs. Lanning was born 14, March 1925, in Buncombe County, a daughter of the late Frank and Annie Roberts. She was educated in Buncombe County schools and worked at F.W. Woolworth and S.H. Kress in retail sales. Mrs. Lanning was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and for a number of years was active in the ladies group. She also served as a den mother for Cub Scouts at Messiah Lutheran Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Lanning was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, James Robert Lanning, who passed away in August 2006; and infant brother Jerry Roberts. She is survived by her son, Jack Lanning (Deena); daughter Brenda Lanning; brothers Carrol Roberts of Enid, Okla., Rex Roberts of Asheville, Ervin Roberts of Marshall, Lynn Roberts of Weaverville; sisters Vivian Price of Weaverville, Loretta Plemmons of Leicester, Gail Cutshall of Asheville and June Bearden of Crump, Tenn.; grandchildren Jarrod Lanning (Ashley), Shonna Black (David), Albia Linthicum, Jr., Linthicum Allred Sherri (Dale) and Shawn Linthicum (Michelle). Service and Visitation: The funeral is at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23 at Powles Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Jarrod Lanning, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church of Landis. Burial will follow at Rowan Memorial Park in Salisbury. The family is receiving friends at Powles Funeral Home Wednesday, Feb. 23 from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Memorials: May be made to Meals on Wheels of Rowan County, P.O. Box 1914, Salisbury, NC 28145. Powles Funeral Home is assisting the Lanning family. Online condolences may be made at The family would like to acknowledge and thank Carolina Oncology Clinic and the attending nurses at Rowan Regional Medical Center for their courtesy, kindness and loving care.

CHINA GROVE — Mrs. Patricia Eloise Medlin Davenport, of China Grove, passed away Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at B. Kate Reynolds Hospice House in WinstonSalem. Mrs. Davenport was born in Roanoke Rapids on April 5, 1938, a daughter of the late Grady Alex and Myrtle Eloise Feagans Medlin. Mrs. Davenport attended Weldon City Schools and was a 1956 graduate of Roanoke Rapids High School. Then she took nurse's training at Roanoke Rapids Hospital School of Nursing. She was a member of Rosemary Methodist Church, Roanoke Rapids. In the 1970s and 1980s, Mrs. Davenport was involved in antiques and collectibles in Greensboro with the Mustard Seed, B&B Treasures and Rhyne's Corner Cupboard. She was also a building maintenance technician with the O.J. Wray Company. Survivors include husband Stephen E. Davenport, whom she married March 31, 1961; sons Derek York Davenport and wife Toni Zito of Durham, Jay E. Davenport and wife Nancy of Greensboro; grandchildren Stephen E. Davenport of Cary, Amanda Wolfe of Charlotte and Gina Allen of Greensboro; sisters Dean Collier and husband Marshall, of Lake Gaston, Sandra Heuay and husband Rob of Richmond, Va.; brothers Grady A. Medlin Jr. of Jamestown, Va., David B. Camp, Jr. of Roanoke Rapids and Jimmy W. Camp of Littleton; sisterin-law and brother-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Herman Scearce of New Bern; many special nephews and nieces; and special friends Marti, Faye, Henry and Leslie, and O.J. and Eula. Remembrance Celebrations will be held at several locations across the state. Special THANKS to Carolina Oncology of Salisbury, Rowan Regional Medical Center and the Rowan Hospice Group. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care Center, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103; Local Chapter of the American Cancer Society; NCDOT Wildflower Program; or to your favorite charity. Evergreen Cremation Services is assisting the Davenport family.

CHINA GROVE — Lewis James Faircloth, 84, passed away Sunday evening, Feb. 20, 2011, at Carolinas Medical Center-Northeast in Concord following a period of declining health. Born Nov. 12, 1926, in Horry County, S.C., he was a son of the late Lewis Monroe and Edna lee Causey Faircloth. A veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II, Mr. Faircloth retired from Alma Desk in High Point and had also been a farmer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, William James Faircloth, Sr. in 1984. Family members left with cherished memories include his wife, Mary Smith Faircloth; stepsons Kenny Smith and wife Mary of Kannapolis, Richard Parker and wife Linda of China Grove and Keith Parker and wife Diane of Concord; his brother, Jennings Faircloth and wife Lee of Florida; sisters “Max” Barlow, North Myrtle Beach, Dulerene Robbins, Surfside Beach, and Linda Balcome of High Point; three grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: The family will receive friends Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. at Linn-Honeycutt in China Grove. Service: Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel conducted by the Rev. James Faggart. Burial will follow at noon in the Salisbury National Cemetery (Statesville Boulevard site) with military honors. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove is serving the family and friends of Mr. Faircloth.

Roland Michael Futrell SALISBURY — Roland Michael Futrell, 62, Salisbury, passed away Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at his residence. Roland was born Nov. 13, 1948, the son of the late Augusta Franklin Futrell and Esther Leonard Futrell. He attended Rowan County schools and China Grove High School. He attended China Grove Baptist Church, had worked for Premtec Inc., Salisbury Lumber Company and was a former volunteer member of the South Salisbury Fire Department. Roland was an avid fisherman and a collector of Dale Earnhardt memorabilia. In addition to his parents, Roland was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca Cagle Futrell, on Feb. 19, 2007. Survivors include daughters Jennifer Bullard and husband William of Kannapolis; stepdaughter Monica Brown of Midland; brother Richard “Rick” Futrell and wife Judy Ritchie; nephew David Scott Futrell of Salisbury; half sisters Dorothy Watts of North Wilksboro and Frances Russell of Greensboro; grandchildren Joshua Wayne Brown, Howard Craige Brown, William David Bullard, Alexus Majestic Bullard, Amy S. Brown. Visitation: Family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23 at the St. Pauls Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. Service: Graveside Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. at St. Pauls Lutheran Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. Don Vest, pastor of Destiny City Church. Evergreen Cremation Services of Salisbury is assisting the Futrell family.

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COOLEEMEE — Gary Barnes, “Tink,” passed away Feb. 18, 2011, at his mother's home. He was born March 29, 1952, to Kathryn McDaniel and the late Grover Barnes. Tink loved to fish at the coastal water with family and friends, where he'll be joining loved ones who have preceded him in Heaven, including his father, Grover Barnes; Paul Harrison Adams stepfather Bobby Dean McSALISBURY — Mr. Paul Daniel, Sr.; and brothers KenHarrison Adams, 89, of Salis- neth Barnes (Red), and Lonbury, died Saturday, Feb. 19, nie Barnes (Hammer). 2011, at Rowan Regional MedSurvivors include his ical Center. Arrangements mother, Kathryn McDaniel; are incomplete with Summer- brothers Tim Barnes and sett Funeral Home. Bobby Dean McDaniel; and nieces and nephews. Service: A Celebration of New life will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 25 at Woodleaf Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Williams officiating. Genesis 1:20 — “And God said, 'Let the waters bring Mr. Jim Brown forth abundantly the moving creatures that hath life, and Edmiston fowl that may fly above the Graveside Service earth in the open firmament 2:00 P.M. Wednesday of heaven.' ” Back Creek Presbyterian

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SALISBURY — Emmette Gray Thompson Jr., was called to His Heavenly Home by God on Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at Magnolia Gardens. He was born Jan. 28, 1915, in Salisbury, the son of the late Emmette Gray Thompson Sr. and Gertrude Wise Thompson. He was married to Anne Howard Thompson and they were the parents of Judy Anne Thompson and Emmette Gray Thompson III. Emmette grew up in Salisbury and graduated from Boyden High School. He was a lifelong resident of Salisbury, and it was the place he indeed loved. He worked at Martin Industries in Baltimore, Md., during World War II and returned to Salisbury afterwards. Emmette worked at Wallace Motor Co. as a service manager with other family members until his retirement in 1978. Emmette was a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church and the James L. Fisher Sunday School Class. He at one time went 70 years with perfect Sunday School attendance. He was also very involved and helped lead the Boy Scout Troop at St. John's for several years. Emmette was preceded in death by his parents and his dear wife, Anne who died in 1970; and two sisters, Nancy (Sug) Wallace and Frances Krider. Those left to cherish his memory include daughter Judy Thompson Moore of Salisbury; son Emmette Gray Thompson III and his wife, Valarie, of Knoxville, Tenn.; grandson Gray Montgomery Thompson, who attends The Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.; granddaughter Mandy Lee Thompson, who attends Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.; and a sister, Gertrude Ellis, who resides at the Lutheran Home in Salisbury. Emmette had a big heart and helped many others. He also had a hearty laugh and cheerful smile and enjoyed life and his friends. Service and Visitation: A Celebration Service will be held at St. John's Lutheran Lutheran Church Wednesday at 11 a.m. (Feb. 23) with receiving of friends from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday; burial will follow at Rowan Memorial Park. Memorials: The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., Salisbury, NC 28144; or Mission of Hope, P.O. Box 51824, Knoxville, TN 37950. The Thompson family would like to sincerely thank all of those who have assisted and cared for Emmette at the Arbor Terrace in Knoxville, Tenn.; the Lutheran Home; and especially Magnolia Gardens, who lovingly cared for him so compassionately. He made friends easily there with the staff, who in turn grew to appreciate his kind spirit. We are also extremely grateful for longtime family friends and relatives, who loved Emmette and helped care for him over the years. Summersett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

Ailene Lingle Humphrey Safrit SALISBURY — Mrs. Ailene Lingle Humphrey Safrit, 85, of Salisbury, passed away Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at her residence. Born Nov. 2, 1925, in Salisbury, she was the daughter of the late Ethel Irene Safrit Lingle and Julian Ralph Lingle. Mrs. Safrit was educated at Lingle Elementary School and graduated from Mount Ulla in 1943. Among her many work experiences, she worked as a seamstress, was an Avon representative for 25 years, and retired from the Rowan Salisbury School System. Mrs. Safrit also enjoyed square dancing with the Cardinal Squares, traveling, hand-crafts and activities with friends. She was a lifelong member of Salem Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday School, was active with church music, played in the hand bell choir, was active in the Genesis Bible Club and was a past president of the Keen Age Club. Mrs. Safrit was preceded in death by her first husband, Willie Humphrey; brothers Julian Locke Lingle and Luther Voigt Lingle; stepmother Edythe Barnhardt Lingle; and son-inlaw Alfred Ray Cauble. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Bruce Safrit, whom she married July 20, 2001; sister Faye Lingle Wiseley O'Bryant (Tom) of Seminole, Fla.; sons Charles R. Humphrey (Elizabeth Lawrence) of Mooresville and daughter Kristy Johnson of Statesville, Allen Humphrey (Dawn) and daughter Sydney of Salisbury; daughters Betty Cauble of Salisbury and son Donald of Kernersville, Sarah Eckenrod (Paul) and children Danielle and Alex of Greensboro; great-grandchildren Milah and Marisa Cauble, Kinsey and Kayden Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by stepsons Cass and Dean Safrit; stepdaughters Lana Barber and Jill Clay; seven step-grandchildren; and eight step-great grandchildren Visitation and Service: Visitation will be held Tuesday, Feb. 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Summersett Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23 at Salem Lutheran Church with Rev. Doug Hefner, Rev. Donald M. Phillips and Rev. Rex A. Wiseley officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Memorials: May be made to Salem Lutheran Church, 5080 Sherrills Ford Road, Salisbury, NC 28147; Rowan Regional Hospice, 720 Grove St., Salisbury, NC 28144; and American Cancer Society, 1103 Burkesway Drive, Salisbury, NC 28146. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Brinkley and Carolina Oncology along with Rowan Regional Hospice for their loving care of Mrs. Safrit. Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Safrit family. Online condolences may be made at

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Rev. Clarence H. Bryan, Jr., age 84, passed Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at Jacobs Health Center, San Diego. was He born Dec. 31, 1926, in Woburn, Mass., to the late Clarence Howard Bryan, Sr. and Mary Lean Jubrey. Educated in the schools of Woburn and Bost, Mass., he received his Bachelor of Science degree from Bost Technical Institute and a Master of Arts degree in Hospitality and Events management from Louisiana Technical Institute. He attended Livingstone College and United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. He received his certification in Police Chaplaincy from the American Chaplaincy Training School in Ft. Wayne, Ind. He served as a chaplain for the Rowan County Detention Center, Salisbury, N.C. He was last employed as an instructor for Rowan-Cabarrus Community College at Piedmont Correctional Institute, Salisbury, N.C. Rev. Bryan was the founder and organizer of Day Star Christian Ministries, Inc., a corporation organized and chartered to teach, preach and organize community ministries throughout Salisbury and surrounding areas. Day Star Ministries was a nonprofit aimed to minister to shut-ins, inmates and U.S. military members. Rev. Bryan was a member of the Salisbury-Rowan Chapter of NAACP, where he was also a former board member. Clarence served in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps for 26 years. He served in World War II, Korean Conflict and two tours of duty in Vietnam. He retired from the United States Marine Corps on Aug. 1, 1969, as a Master Sergeant. He leaves to cherish fond memories wife Dorothy L. Aldrich-Bryan; sons Clarence H. Bryan, III of Somerville, Mass., Jeffrey William Bryan, Adams, Mass., Toby Bertram Bryan, Grambling, La.; daughters Stephanie Louise Bryan and Deborah Jean Bryan, Oakland, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Service and Visitation: Funeral Service and Visitation will be 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25 at True Faith Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Dorsey, pastor, officiating and Rev. Sam Jacobs, Eulogist. Interment will be at Fort Rose Crans National Cemetery, San Diego, with Military Honors. Final arrangements are entrusted to San Diego Memorial Chapel 2441 University Ave., San Diego, Calif. Obituary is courtesy of Hairston Funeral Home, Inc., Salisbury.


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STATESVILLE — Mrs. Mabel Lucille Hartsell Bollinger, 90, of Jurneys of Statesville, died Feb. 20, 2011, at Iredell Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Rowan County, born Sept. 16, 1920, a daughter of the late Henry Monroe Hartsell and Eloise Lucretta Kyles Hartsell. Mrs. Bollinger was a homemaker and had worked with the Rowan County School System in the cafeteria. On April 18, 1936, she married John Homer Bollinger, who died Sept. 21, 1979. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, John Walter Bollinger, on March 5, 2009. She is survived by five daughters, Rosie (Larry) Ayers of Spencer, Nettie Humphries of Statesville, Mary Jane (Curtis) Ribelin of Cleveland, Lavonne (Delane) Waller of Cleveland and Betty Beck of Mocksville. Also surviving are a daughter-in-law, Evelyn Bollinger of Mount Ulla; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a brother, James Wesley (Margie) Hartsell of Cleveland. Service and Visitation: Services celebrating Mrs. Bollinger's life will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Third Creek Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Donald McCann officiating. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the funeral hour. Interment will follow in Cleveland Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church fellowship hall. Memorials: For those who prefer, memorials may be given to Third Creek Presbyterian Church, Cleveland, N.C. Condolences may be made to the family online at

SALISBURY — David Charles Warner, 61, of Salisbury, formerly of Kannapolis, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at his residence following a period of declining health. David was born Nov. 18, 1949, in Monroe County, New York, a son of Frances Telford Shewman Warner and the late David Roger Warner. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in the Vietnam War. A 27-year resident of North Carolina, he and his wife previously lived in Kannapolis, where he was a mail carrier from 1988-2002. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a son, David Thomas Warner, who died Dec. 14, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Brenda T. Warner; sons Edward Warner of Rock Hill and Andrew Warner of Salisbury; four daughters, Michele Hall of WinstonSalem, Diannia Cornejo of Salisbury, Christina (Bob) Warner of Rockwell and Theresa Michelle Barrett of Jacksonville, Fla. Survivors also include four granddaughters; 12 grandsons; his mother; three sisters; three brothers; five sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; his motherin-law and father-in -law. Service and Visitation: Funeral services will be 12 Noon Wednesday, Feb. 23 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1255 Julian Road, conducted by Bishop Stephen Hiatt. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to services. Interment will follow in Salisbury National Cemetery at 1 p.m. with military graveside rites. At other times, the family will be at the residence. Whitley's Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Warner. Online condolences may be left at

SALISBURY — Mr. Jim Brown Edmiston, age 88, passed away Feb. 20, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. He was born Aug. 17, 1922, in Rowan County to the late Perl Grey and Sara Brown Edmiston. He was educated in Mount Ulla and Salisbury City schools. He served on the City of Salisbury Police Dept. for 27 years, rising to the rank of Det. Lt. He and the late Jim Hurley went to Alexandria, Va., and trained the first German Shepherd dogs for the department, K-9 Corps. They were affectionately named “Poss” and “Rick,” in honor of the late Asst. Chief R.E. “Poss” Kesler and Detective Bill Rickard. In his active years, Jim was an avid quail hunter. He had a great love for Tennessee walking horses and enjoyed training and showing them. He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Frances Elizabeth Fisher Edmiston, whom he married May 19, 1940; and brother Ed Grey Edmiston. He is survived by sons James R. Edmiston (Judy Alexander) of Mount Pleasant, Jerry F. Edmiston (Donna Crutchfield) of Mount Home, Idaho; daughter Elizabeth E. Palmer (Joe), New London; sisters Nell E. Bruner of Greensboro and Ruth E. Hunter of Charlotte; eight grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren. Graveside Service: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23 at Back Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery with honors by the Salisbury Police Department. Salisbury Police chaplain will be officiating. Visitation will follow the Graveside Service. Memorials: Back Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, 2180 Back Creek Church Road, Mount Ulla, NC 28125. Lyerly Funeral Home is assisting the Edmiston family. Online condolences may be Marguerite Allen Fisher made at www.lyerlyfuneralKANNAPOLIS — Mar- guerite Allen Fisher, age 90, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at the Brian Center, Concord, af- Pauline Gaskey Rabon SALISBURY — Pauline ter one year of Gaskey Rabon, age 75, of Saldeclining isbury, passed away Monday, health. She was Feb. 21, 2011, at her resiborn Oct. 17, dence. Arrangements are 1920, in Rowan pending at this time. Lyerly County, the Funeral Home is assisting the daughter of Rabon family. the late John Lee Allen and Rejina Safrit Sign an Allen Fraley. She was a 1937 obituary graduate of J.W. Cannon High School. guestbook for Marguerite was owner/opsomeone on erator of the former Bitsy Bakery, Inc. in Kannapolis, this page. for many years with her late husband, Henry Albert FishLeave a message in our online Guest Book. Just go to er. She was a lifelong member of Trinity United Methodist


SALES TAX FROM 3a boards, are currently planning their budgets for the next fiscal year. By approving an acrossthe-board freeze after this year, commissioners would give all agencies about a year to plan for budget cuts. But the question of how to balance the county budget remains. Other than raising property taxes, the state allows counties to institute a quarter-cent sales tax, if residents vote to accept it. Commissioner Bob Carruth reminded the audience that a sales tax would be paid by visitors and tourists, not just local residents. While commissioners agreed that letting residents vote on a sales tax was fair, Measmer voted against it on grounds that the vote should be held in November. No other elections are

planned for May in Cabarrus County. If the quarter-cent sales tax passes in May, the county would get an estimated $4.6 million in new revenue the first year, about half of the current budget gap. If the tax is approved in November, that amount would be cut in half. Poole said she hoped voters would turn out, one way or the other, to exercise their rights. “If the public says no to a sales tax and they don’t want a property tax, they need to come back with specific ideas for where to make cuts,” Poole said. Carruth said the time had come for a public discussion of where budget cuts had to be made and what the county’s future would be. “This is not going out and saying that you only get three ballpoint pens instead of four,” Carruth said. Contact Hugh Fisher via the editor’s desk at 704-7974244.

INCENTIVES FROM 3a Measmer also voted against the plan. He said he was happy that the company was interested in Cabarrus, but that he was sure they would move to the area without a tax break. “My gut feeling is that ... there will not be many jobs created for Cabarrus County citizens,” Measmer said. “If commissioners across the state would stand up and take a stand to vote no, this would take care of itself.” Chairman Jay White disagreed. “I think we need to act, and we need to do everything we can to create new jobs,” White said. “If it’s one, two, three or four, those are four (jobs) we don’t have right now,” White said. Contact Hugh Fisher via the editor’s desk at 704-7974244.

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Eddleman Outdoor Power Equipment & Repair 1409 N Main • 704.857.6136 • China Grove

Jeter’s Deli and Breakfast Cafe Behind Burger King, 702 Jake Alexander Blvd., West Salisbury • 704.633.1153

Goodman Millwork 201 Lumber St • 704.633.2421 Salisbury

Granite Muffler & Lube Hwy 52 • 704.279.0660 Granite Quarry Mc'N'Tires Automotive 8645 Hwy 52 • 704.279.6613 Rockwell Mid South Tractor 914 Webb Rd.-Exit 70 Salisbury •704.855.2980 Mike Perry's Transmission Service, Inc 715 Klumac Rd • 704.642.0853 Salisbury

Sharonview Federal Credit Union 2204 S. Main St. Suite 105 1.800.462.4421 Shuford, Caddell & Fraley, LLP 130 S. Main St. Suite 205 Salisbury • 704.636.8050 Superior Walls of N.C. Salisbury • 704.636.6200 Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Piedmont Regional Team 2507 Jake Alexander Blvd. S Salisbury Tri-Electric Inc. 704.637.9462 • Salisbury

Landis Plumbing Supply Landis • 704.857.BATH

Rowan Mutual Fire Ins. Co. Salisbury • 704.633.2676

Bruce Lanier Motor Co. 904 W Innes St • 704.638.6863 • Salisbury

Sifford’s Service, Inc. Hwy 52, Rockwell • 704.279.4323 Nights: 704.239.0241

Lingle Electric Repair, Inc. Since 1936 • N. Main St., Salisbury 704.636.5591 • 1.800.354.4276 Little Choo-Choo Shop 500 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer 704.637.8717 Love’s Auto Repair John S. Love, Owner • Faith • 704.279.2582 Lyerly Funeral Home/Crematories 515 S. Main St., Salisbury • 704.633.9031

McLaughlin’s Farmhouse Hwy. 150 • Mooresville • 704.660.0971

Jacobs Western Store 555 Parks Rd • 704.278.4973 • Woodleaf

J.E. Fisher Insurance Agency Inc Granite Quarry • 704.279.7234

Catawba College Salisbury • 704.637.4393

Hill’s Minnow Farm & Sporting Goods 7940 Bringle Ferry Rd • Salisbury • 704.633.7413

Creative Hair Styles 7730 Pop Basinger Rd • 704.279.7167 • Rockwell

Faith Soda Shop Main St. • Faith • 704.279.0232

NAPA Benton Parts & Supply 1413 S. Main St. • 704.636.1510 Salisbury

Marlow’s BBQ & Seafood 2070 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury 704.642.0466

Hoffman Auto Rental 1631 S. Main St., Salisbury • 704.639.1159

Faith Baptist Church Rev. Joe Smith, Pastor Faith • 704.279.3629

Chapman Custom Signs Inc. Salisbury • 704.636.6026

Harwood Signs 105 Depot Street • 704.279.7333 Granite Quarry

Carolina Golf Mart “Your Discount Golf Center” 890 West Ritchie Rd.• 704.639.0011 Salisbury

Eller Diesel Repair, Inc. Terry Eller, Owner • Salisbury • 704.633.6721

Ben Mynatt Nissan 704.633.7270 Salisbury, NC


A Perfect Dress - Bridals & Formals 590 Corriher Gravel Rd. • China Grove 704.855.2427

American Homes of Rockwell 7890 U.S. 52 Hwy. • Salisbury 704.279.7997

2 Brothers & A Mower Your Complete Lawn Care & Landscape Provider • Salisbury 704.239.6639 • 704.202.6674

K-Dee’s Jewelers 112-114 E. Innes St., Salisbury 704.636.7110 or 704.633.8232 Kenny’s Auto Care 270 Gold Knob Rd., Salisbury • 704.279.6520 Kepley & Son Tractor Repair & Restoration 2315 Briggs Rd. • Salisbury • 704.633.7756 Kirby Vacuum Center & Service Pastor Willie Heilig - Owner Sales & Repairs • Spencer • 704.636.5511 The Land Trust for Central N.C. 215 Depot St., Salisbury • 704.647.0302

Neil's Paint & Body Shop Faith • 704.279.5605 Peeler's Body & Paint Shop Rockwell • 704.279.8324 Powles Funeral Home “Since 1933” Rockwell • 704.279.7241 Putnam’s Carpet Sales Inc Rockwell • 704.279.3526 • Rockwell William F. Retallick, CPA Knowledge Sets You Free Granite Quarry • 704.279.2187 Ron’s Auto Service 1030 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer • 704.636.7811 Rouzer Motor Parts Co., Inc. Salisbury • 704.636.1041 Lexington • 336.249.2400 Rowan County Fair Association John Love - Fair Manager

ShedTime Inc. Gazebos - Playhouses - Noah’s Ships Storage Buildings - Carports 9089 Old Salisbury Rd., Linwood, NC 704.639.9494 Charles Shuler Pool Company 604 N. Main St. • Salisbury • 704.633.8323 Southeastern Plumbing Supply 531 S. Main St. • Salisbury • 704.637.6496 Fred Steen 76th District NC House Rep The Cartridge Gallery (Inside Windsor Gallery) 1810 W. Innes St. • Salisbury 704.633.7115 The Flower Basket 319 Broad St. • Rockwell • 704.279.4985 The Sofa Store & More Hwy. 52 • Rockwell • 704.279.0945 • U Haul The Windsong Bicycle Shop 2702 S. Main St • 704.637.6955 • Salisbury Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury 653 Bendix Drive • 704.638.6044 • Salisbury Tom’s Hairport Barber Services Tom Jones - Stylist & Owner Crystal Cretin - Stylist & Colorist Faith • 704.279.5881 Transit Damaged Freight Furniture 2 Locations 1604 S. Main St., Lexington, NC 336.248.2646 I-85 & Clark Rd. Exit, Lexington, NC 336.853.8112 Wayne’s Service A/C & Heating, Inc. China Grove• 704.857.1024 Windsor Gallery Jewelers Inc. 1810 W. Innes St. • Salisbury • 704.633.7115 R125349

Two West Rowan Middle School students were suspended Feb. 17 after bringing marijuana to school, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday. According to the report, West Rowan Principal Nancy Barkemeyer called the Sheriff’s Office after finding what appeared to be marijuana in a 14-year-old’s book bag. When questioned by a deputy and the principal, the student said he was holding the bag for a friend. The boy’s father told authorities he knew his son did not have marijuana before leaving for school, and the investigators brought another 14-year-old boy into the office. Authorities said after questioning the second student they searched and found $100 cash and another small bag of marijuana. In all, authorities took a little over half an ounce marijuana from the students. The two students were suspended. Juvenile services will determine whether the case will be referred to court or to another agency for a noncriminal resolution.

Looking for a Mardi Gras bash? Rowan Museum

The Rowan Museum will host a Mardi Gras-themed fundraiser Saturday. Admission is $25 per person, and reservations can be made through Wednesday. Guests may come casual, dressy or in costume. Masks will be provided for all. The masks have been made by volunteers. The Messinger Room of the Museum and the wraparound balcony will be decorated lavishly, New Orleans style, by board member Elliott Mathis of Granite Quarry. Entertainment will be provided by Mother Blues, featuring Pat Cohen. A Hurricane Katrina refugee, Cohen travels and performs all over the world, but calls East Spencer her home now. Buttercup CafĂŠ of Denton will provide a wonderful array of heavy hors’deuvres. The bar will be stocked with beer, wine and sodas. “Half the western hemisphere celebrates Mardi Gras. It’s fun, full of dance,

music and celebration, and at its heart is a religious celebration,� said Ed Norvell, former Rowan Museum president. Margaret Basinger, the museum’s vice president and chair of resource development, said although local residents have attended the museum’s antique show and many events at the Old Stone House, this fundraiser allows the museum to showcase its Messinger Room. A highlight of the evening will be a drawing for winners of the museum’s raffle: An all-expenses paid round trip for two to New Orleans with a retail value of $5,150. Tickets for the raffle are $100 each and can be purchased by contacting the museum. The drawing will be held at 10:30 p.m. during the fundraiser. Reservations for the event and tickets for the raffle are available at the Rowan Museum at 202 N. Main Street. Stop in, call 704633-5946, or e-mail

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Dance Company holds breakfast fundraiser The Steppin’ Out Dance Company will be hosting a Flapjack Fundraiser from 7:30-10 a.m. Saturday at the Applebee’s located at 205 Faith Road. Proceeds will go toward the Performing Company’s trip to Disneyworld. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door or by calling 704-6371222. Breakfast includes a short stack of pancakes, sausage, milk, juice and coffee.

Angus owners earn national recognition James M Rhyne, Cleveland, has been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association for having three registered Angus cows included in the Association’s 2011 Pathfinder Report. Live Oak Farms, Cleveland, has been recognized for having one registered Angus cow. Mr. and Mrs. Joe K. Hampton, Mount Ulla, have been recognized for having one registered Angus cow. And Four S Farms, Salisbury, has been recognized for having two registered Angus cows in the report. Only 2,099 of the nearly 30,000 American Angus Association members are represented in this year’s report, according to Bill Bowman, chief operating officer and director of performance programs of the association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo. The Pathfinder Program identifies superior Angus cows based upon recorded performance traits that are economically important to efficient beef production.


CHARGED FroM 3a the murder charge “a milestone of holding someone accountable that members of team Zahra have been working toward since the first words spoken on that 911 call.� Attorneys for Elisa Baker did not return calls seeking comment Monday. Investigators would continue to pursue leads until the trial begins, Adkins said. Documents show that police learned months ago that the girl was dismembered after she died. The lack of a head may help to explain the absence of an exact cause of death — and why it took four months for a charge. Warrants in the case have indicated that Elisa Baker at one point was providing police information about what happened to Zahra’s body. The warrants have never revealed how Zahra, who was reported missing Oct. 9 but was last seen weeks earlier, may have died. Police eventually found the girl’s remains in different places around western North Carolina, and Elisa Baker told authorities that she had been dismembered, according to warrants. Elisa Baker was charged with obstructing justice in the investigation by writing a fake ransom note that was found when the girl was reporting missing. The second-degree indictment cites aggravating factors, saying Elisa Baker had a history of physically, verbally and psychologically abusing Zahra, who used a prosthetic leg and hearing aids after being stricken with

cancer. Two social services agencies said Monday they investigated reports just months before Zahra was killed that she was being improperly treated. Officials in Caldwell and Catawba Counties said investigators interviewed each family member in those cases but closed each one by concluding that there was no evidence of maltreatment or child safety issues. The reports included allegations of improper discipline, improper care and an injurious environment. Elisa Baker has claimed that her husband, Adam Baker, dismembered the body. Adam Baker has denied that, something he reiterated in an interview Monday with WBTV. He also told the station that he’s “grateful� for how the investigators handled the case. The warrant also said that cell phone records indicate Adam Baker was not in the locations where Zahra’s remains were found on the day Elisa Baker indicated, but that cell phone records showed she was in those places. The 42-year-old woman led a nomadic life, with dozens of different addresses over a seven-year period. She was also married seven times and was wed to more than one man on several occasions. She met Adam Baker, seven years her junior, on a website where users create three-dimensional characters to represent themselves. Adam Baker is free on bond, facing numerous charges not related to his daughter. He moved to North Carolina with Zahra from Australia after meeting Elisa online.




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Amish Market thanks customers Yoder’s Amish Market is hosting Customer Appreciation Week through Saturday with daily drawings for prizes and gift cards. The new market at 4077 Statesville Boulevard is open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and will offer free samples of cheese spreads, dips, cappuccinos and cold drinks, baked goods, ready-to-eat soups and delicious sandwiches on freshmade bread, candies, snack mixes and more. For more information, call 704-636-5660.

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Students, graduates get shot at internships The Center for the Environment will provide college students and recent graduates with an opportunity to interview with a number of prospective employers Thursday. The center is offering paid internships in its Catawba College Energy Corps, a program that will place as many as 17 students or recent grads in green-energy positions. Interns from a variety of disciplinary background will work with businesses and organizations at the forefront of the state’s renewable energy efforts. Candidates must be enrolled in college, pursuing an associate or higher degree, or have completed such a program within the past three years. Students from any accred-

ited college or university may apply. Interns will be paid between $10 and $12 an hour. Participants will gather relevant consumption and enduse energy records and forecast quantity and cost of future energy use, document and report outcomes of assigned projects and provide public education that promotes energy efficiency, renewable energy and alternative transportation fuels. Applications for the program are being accepted until March 30. Interested individuals can send a cover letter, resume and two professional references to Dan Robertson at For more information, contact Robertson at 704-6454867.

Final Wellness Seminar to be held Wednesday Salisbury Parks and Recreation will join with the Salisbury Rowan Runners and Rowan Regional Medical Center to present another Resolution Wellness Seminar. The seminar will be held at the Salisbury Civic Center at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, immediately following Zumba. Tracey Kinyo’s Zumba class starts at 5:30. All participants and the general public are invited to attend. There is no charge for the seminar, but canned food donations to Rowan Helping Ministries will be accepted. Dr. Apur Kamdar will join



with Dr. Telly Meadows to present a program entitled “Jump-Start Your Heart. How Exercise Improves Your Cardiovascular Health!” Both doctors represent Mid-Carolina Cardiology. This is the third and last seminar in the series. Dr. Delaine Fowler of Fowler Physical Therapy and Michelle Musselwhite of Rowan Regional Medical Center previously presented seminars on healthy living and nutrition. For more information, contact the Civic Center at 704638-5275.

Presidential appointee to speak at health forum BY EMILY FORD

KANNAPOLIS — A free nutrition seminar series that starts tonight at the N.C. Research Campus will feature Dr. Beth Mayer-Davis, who was appointed in January by President Obama to a national health advisory group. Mayer-Davis will present the final lecture in the series, which runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Core Laboratory Building in Kannapolis. MayerDavis will speak March 15 about childhood diabetes research. She serves on Obama’s Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health, an advisory group that supports Michelle Obama’s childhood obesity initiative. The 2011 Appetite for Life Academy lecture series called “Frontiers in Nutrition” is sponsored by the UNC-Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute. Seating is limited and registration is required online at People who attend all four sessions will earn an Appetite for Life Academy diploma.


Black History event aids accident victim


The Black History Workshop Reunion will be held Sunday at New Life Independent Baptist Church in Concord in honor of Chariot Smyre of Cleveland. Chariot Smyre, 24, is a graduate of West Rowan High School. On Sept. 21, Smyre was living in Florida when she was hit by a car as she crossed the road. She suffered severe head trauma. Due to the collision, Chariot has not gained full use of her left side and is unable to walk or stand without help. She requires 24-hour care.

were power lines hanging down.” After hitting the utility pole, Drake said, he didn’t panic. “I used to be a firefighter for the Salisbury Fire Department so I knew my situation before they even told me,” he said. Emergency responders had to call Duke Energy crews to the scene to help with the downed power lines before freeing Drake from the vehicle. South Salisbury Fire Department crews worked for

Smyre lives in Cleveland with her mother, Joyce, who is her full-time caregiver. Smyre does not have health insurance and she has not been designated as disabled, so she is unable to obtain Social Security benefits. She is in need of rehabilitation, but without insurance, she has been unable to receive any help. All funds raised from the Black History Workshop Re union will go to the Chariot Smyre Benefit Fund. For more information, contact Patricia Rice 704-488-2583 or Joyce Smyre 704-278-4443.

Seminars include: • Tonight “Eating for two, the healthy way: The science of epigenetics,” by Dr. Mihai Niculescu Niculescu will discuss how high-fat diets can alter the gene expression of a child during pregnancy and throughout life. Niculescu is an expert in the new science of epigenetics, helping to discover how diet sets the switches that control gene expression. He studies how maternal obesity influences children’s health. • March 1 “Eating just right: Principles and practice of personalized nutrition,” by Dr. Martin Kohlmeier Ever wonder how to safely navigate all the food choices, diet myths, and product labels? Will anyone ever learn how to recommend the best diet for you? Kohlmeier will share his progress toward creating a personalized diet recommendations. Kohlmeier is an internationally-renowned researcher, author and one of the world’s leaders in the use of technology for nutritional education. • March 8 “Obesity and Inflammation in Diabetes,” by Dr. Liza Makowski Most people know obesity is directly linked to type 2 di-




abetes, and that both are rapidly increasing in the United States. But what do we really know about obesity and diabetes? More importantly, what can we do to avoid these diseases? Makowski will explain how immune cells and metabolism are critical factors in obesity and diabetes. She will discuss her current, ongoing research project: a high-fat diet fed to rats, which actually uses junk food that people eat including chips, cookies and pepperoni. Makowski is a leader in the study of metabolism and inflammation of white blood cells and the relation to obesity and cancer. • March 15 “How the Cookie Crumbles: Latest Update on Childhood Diabetes Research,” by Dr. Elizabeth Mayer-Davis How common is childhood diabetes? How can nutrition improve the health of children with diabetes? Mayer-Davis

will present information from the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study, the largest study of childhood diabetes ever conducted in the United States. She will describe how well children with diabetes eat, how nutrition can help and how their diet may be related to future risk for heart disease. Mayer-Davis is chairwoman of SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth. She also serves as the vice president for health care and education of the American Diabetes Association. Her research focuses on how nutrition can impact the risk for development of diabetes, and she is dedicated to determining nutritional factors that may facilitate improvement in diabetes selfmanagement.

arm and four pelvis fractures, injuries that have left him bed bound at Carolinas Medical Center. “I am very, very thankful that I am no worse off than I am,” he said. “I could have lost my arm, I could have been paralyzed, my mind could have been messed up.” Although Drake has numerous family members in the area, he said it can be difficult for them to travel to Charlotte to visit so he’s hoping to leave CMC soon. “We are currently trying to find a nursing home or rehabilitation facility in Rowan County that will Road to recovery accept his insurance,” his Drake has a broken tail- wife Norma said Monday. bone, two breaks in his left Drake will be able to leave

CMC after finding another place to go, but he isn’t sure when he’ll be up walking again. “They are working with me here, they come in at least once a day and help me sit up and some days they work with me in a wheelchair,” he said. “But about half an hour is all I can take before the pain starts to get too bad.” But despite the long road ahead, Drake remains optimistic. “I’m trying to keep upbeat,” he said. “There ain’t no use being down and depressed about it.”

about 30 minutes to free him, removing the right passenger door to create an exit. “They did a great job, they got there quickly” he said. After being freed from the car, Drake was transported to Rowan Regional Medical Center. He was sent to Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte before being taken to Carolinas Medical Center. N.C. State Highway Patrol Trooper Rodney Coward said Drake will not be charged.

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Amy: To wait or not to wait — that is the question Dear Amy: My first real relationship was when I was 18. The relationship got serious quickly, but I still made him wait several months before sleeping with him. Now I’m 22 and on the brink of a new relationship. I’m wondering, is it a sign of immaturity if I make a guy wait a longer time than the ASK couple of AMY dates they’re used to waiting now? I know it’s all about “when I feel ready,” but do men find it respectable when a girl makes them wait, or does it seem as if she’s taking a relationship too seriously and therefore acting immature about it? — Confused Dear Confused: According to you, it could be a sign of

Dear Amy: A friend of mine died recently after a long battle with cancer. She had been a very social person until the last year of her life when she was too sick to get out much. During her last year, many of her lifelong friends dropped her. I continued to call her several times a week, took her to the movies and shopping, and when she couldn’t go out, I stopped by her home and brought her books or pastries that she liked. She told me how lonely she was and asked that I call specific friends and ask them to visit her. Two friends increased their visits. All of the others said they wouldn’t go to see her because it was too hard on them. This makes me angry; after all, they are alive and well and knew that our friend wouldn’t be with us much longer. Some of these “friends” had known her since child-

maturity if you have sex with a guy after two dates and a sign of immaturity if you wait to have sex. I understand that you think guys want girls to be casual about sex. But just as you have an idea of what you want your sexual and emotional life to be like, many guys do too. Sex is not a game, and “making people wait” is not necessarily a gauge of maturity. If mature people don’t want to have sex, they choose not to have sex. A couple in a serious relationship will discuss this — frequently. Sex means different things to different people, and men and women often interpret and react to sex (and the idea of sex) differently. In my experience, people often regret having sex. They seldom regret waiting to have sex. Your only job is to always act according to your own values.

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Church bus with teens aboard slides off California road, 1 dead PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a bus carrying members of a Korean church home from a weekend retreat in Southern California slid off a mountain highway after colliding with another vehicle, killing one person. California Highway Patrol Officer Mario Lopez says the victim was one of 22 people on the bus late Monday morning when it collided with a Nissan Murano traveling in the opposite direction and slid 50 feet down a mountainside after hitting a power pole about 70 miles east of Los Angeles. The other bus passengers and the two occupants of the other vehicle were hospitalized. Daniel Lee, deacon at the Pasadena-based Light of Love Mission Church, says the bus was returning from a retreat at the Pinecrest Christian Conference Center near the accident site.

Disclosure will complicate crisis over CIA shooting WASHINGTON (AP) — An American jailed in Pakistan for the fatal shooting of two armed men was secretly working for the CIA and was scouting a neighborhood when he was arrested, a disclosure likely to further frustrate U.S. government efforts to free the man and strain relations between two countries partnered in a fragile alliance in the war on terror. Raymond Allen Davis, 36, had been working as a CIA security contractor and living in a Lahore safe house, according to former and current U.S. officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to talk publicly about the incident. Davis, a former Special Forces soldier who left the military in 2003, shot the men in what he described as an attempted armed robbery in the eastern city of Lahore as they approached him on a motorcycle. A third Pakistani, a bystander, died when a car rushing to help Davis struck him. Davis was carrying a Glock handgun, a pocket telescope and papers with different identifications. Meanwhile, the Obama administration insisted anew Monday that Davis had diplomatic immunity and must be set free. In a hastily arranged conference call with reporters shortly after details of Davis’ employment were reported, senior State Department officials repeated the administration’s stance that he is an accredited member of the technical and administrative staff of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad. They said the Pakistani government had been informed of his status in January 2010 and that Pakistan is violating its international obligations by continuing to hold him.

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Are you a credit card A-lister? If not, rates and fees are climbing NEW YORK (AP) — It pays to be rich if you need a credit card. A year after sweeping credit card regulations upended the industry, banks are showering perks and rewards on big spenders with sterling credit scores. And they’re socking customers with spottier histories with higher interest rates, lower credit limits and new annual fees. In some cases the riskiest customers are being dropped altogether. “When you look at the regulations, it’s a net positive for consumers,” says Peter Garuccio, a spokesman for the American Bankers Association. “But there have been some trade-offs.” The widening differences between how customers are treated is largely the result of new constraints on card issuers. The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act, or the CARD Act, was signed into law with great fanfare at a time when borrowers across the country were struggling to make payments. It swept away several practices that for years had grated on cardholders. A key change is that issuers can no longer hike rates on existing balances or in the first year an account is open. The penalty charge for late payments is also capped at $25 per violation. And monthly statements must also clearly spell out the projected interest costs of making only minimum payments.

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An incentive to hire vets Time to lock & load, ladies hile it’s a tough market for many job hunters, it can be especially difficult for U.S. servicemen and servicewomen who are transitioning back into civilian life — or those who might be called up for active duty at any time. While the official U.S. unemployment rate is about 9 percent, it’s estimated that 15.2 percent of veterans were out of work in January, an increase from 12.6 percent a month earlier. It’s even higher among National Guard and Reserve members, with an unemployment rate as high as 21 percent, a statistic at least partly driven by the reluctance of some employers to sign up those who require time off for regular service requirements and might be called up for active duty. Nationwide, about 1.1 million veterans are unemployed. Clearly, even after they return from the front lines, America’s veterans can face another battle in finding a job, and that can place additional stresses on families who have already been subjected to the strains of lengthy deployments. Bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) is designed to put more vets into the ranks of the employed. The Hire a Hero Act, introduced last week by Hagan and Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) would provide tax credits to business that hire members of the Guard and Reserve. The bill — with corresponding legislation also being introduced in the House — would extend and expand the existing Work Opportunity Tax Credit, which offers employers incentives to hire vets who meet certain guidelines. In addition to providing substantial tax credits to businesses that hire members of the Guard and Reserve, the Hire a Hero legislation also would make the credit permanent for veterans. The existing credit must be reauthorized each year and is set to expire in August. With about 25,000 National Guardsmen and Reservists in North Carolina, the bill could encourage companies to boost hiring here and in other states with significant veteran populations. Its costs would come from funds already set aside in the budget. Of course, the possibility of a tax break isn’t the only, or even the best, reason for businesses to hire vets. Those with military experience offer the benefits of diverse skills, a disciplined approach to duty and immersion in a team- and goaloriented culture. However, a tax credit could help seal the deal for companies that want to expand their workforce but are reluctant to do so until the economy gains more steam. Our veterans make great sacrifices to help keep our nation safe. The Hire a Hero Act is one way to give back.


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ith so many of our fellow citizens unemployed or underemployed our top priority must be putting people to work, easier said than done when all the talk is about cutting and capping. But there is one cap we should all embrace. Governor Perdue briefly mentioned NC CAP in her State of the State address, an acronym meaning North Carolina Capital Access Program. Most jobs created in this state are by small TOM CAMPBELL businesses, but one of the biggest roadblocks to these small businesses creating new jobs is getting loans. NC CAP helps thaw out frozen funds so that lenders are again willing to engage in small business lending. In exchange, the program helps lenders reduce their default risks. Here’s how it works: A start-up or expanding small business goes to a bank or other lender for a loan. Assuming the business qualifies for a loan the lender has the option of enrolling the loan into NC CAP, assessing the borrower a fee of two to seven percent of the loan amount, to be repaid over the term of the loan. That fee will be deposited into a reserve pool and will be matched by NC CAP, both refunded to the lender in the event of a default on the loan. If no default occurs, the money can be used to leverage other loans.



EW YORK — Now would be a very good time to be a cartoonist. Or perhaps not. As the late cartoonist Doug Marlette frequently lamented, “How do you cartoon a cartoon? We’re living in ‘Toon Town.” On the other hand, sometimes only a cartoon character will do. There's hardly any way to treat seriously the goings-on in Toon Town’s capital city, Washington, D.C. Let’s just say, Central Casting’s stable is full. If men hisKATHLEEN torically have dominated the PARKER scene, women are crowding them out. And they are turning our familiar archetypes inside out. Women’s liberation worked in ways we might never have imagined. The feminist woman of the left, who burned her bra and insisted that all hear her roar, is today a taupeish figure who wonders where things went wrong. The daughter she begat may well be a Republican — a gun-toting, breast-feeding supermom of several who condemns government for being a “nanny” and tells men to man-up. Insult to injury, she’s also likely considered a “hottie” by the men who stand by admiringly, watching their women show those libs a thing or two about being a “Hard-Core Woman.” We needn’t name the queen of this emerging bevy of candos, who wouldn’t deign to call themselves feminists even though they certainly are. If “That One” achieves nothing else in her life, she has popu-


larized a new feminine image that drives men and women mad for different reasons. Among other traditionally feminine tricks, the new hardcore woman has grabbed men’s symbols and toys and made them her own. She shoots straight and plays hardball. At the same time, she has manhandled women’s issues, neatly packaged them in ironic pink tissue, and placed them neatly on a floral paper-lined shelf. She really can do it all, and there’s nothing left to whine about. This is precisely why she’s so annoying. Polly Perfect in a Pinafore has only changed outfits and carries a concealed weapon instead of a lace hankie, though she probably has one of those, too. Being both feminine and tough is the latest girly wile. In recent days, Toon Town has provided a glimpse of how these new roles are playing out. In one scene, we see Michelle Obama and Michele Bachmann clashing coifs over none other than (drum roll) breast-feeding. The first lady wants to encourage women to breast-feed their babies as a way of combating childhood obesity by, among other things, providing tax breaks for equipment needed to express milk while mom is away from baby. Bachmann, noting that she breast-fed all five of her children, mocked the idea as one more manifestation of the nanny state. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it has come to this. Across town at CPAC, where riper Republicans court their children’s friends for straw poll votes, 19-year-old Regis Giles made a splash with her call for women to arm themselves in self-de-

LETTERS Deadline extended on drug coverage The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the deadline to enroll in a Medicare drug plan to Monday, Feb. 28, for a select group of beneficiaries. Last fall, some beneficiaries were notified that the Medicare plan that covered their prescription medications would no longer be available in their area in 2011 and that they would need to enroll in a new plan by Jan. 31 to maintain their coverage. As of midJanuary, thousands of these beneficiaries had yet to enroll in another plan. To ensure these Medicare beneficiaries do not lose this important coverage for the entire year, CMS has extended the enrollment deadline to Feb. 28, giving seniors and other beneficiaries in the Charlotte area additional time to maintain their prescription drug coverage. They can do so by enrolling in a prescription drug plan or a Medicare Advantage plan with drug coverage. It’s critical that affected beneficiaries, as well as the adult children and caregivers who often help them with coverage decisions, be aware of this new deadline. Beneficiaries who have not chosen a new drug plan should review their options and be proactive with their enrollment decisions. If they don’t enroll in a drug plan by Feb. 28, most of these beneficiaries will have to wait until the fall for their next chance to enroll in a plan. Those plans


fense. Giles, whose father is Doug Giles, a popular conservative radio host/columnist/ artist/hunter, is a Generation X, Y, Z version of “That One.” Self-assured and attractive, she’s unapologetic about her passion for slaying large animals. She has a website titled “Girls Just Wanna Have Guns” and soon will be starring in a reality show called “Primal Urge.” Giles once used a spear to kill a wild boar that was in a tussle with one of her hunting dogs. She stabbed the beast straight through the heart, a clean kill resulting in one relieved canine. It is one thing to kill a bison from a distance with a highpowered rifle. It is another to approach a wild boar and kill it with one’s own hand and a stick. Not many can claim that level of courage and, by the way, she ate her kill. That’s all there is to say about that, though I did ask her what she was wearing, which I instinctively knew would be permissible. Giles didn’t miss a beat: “Cargo pants and a very nice plaid T-shirt.” It is not a leap of hyperbole to observe that proving one’s conservative bona fides these days requires a certain derring-do and some familiarity with weaponry. If you can’t bring home the bacon, you might need to woman-up. I asked Giles about that, too. She said she couldn’t really comment. She is who she is, after all. Just a young woman making her way in a hard-core woman’s world. Let the old guard fret over how best to suckle their young. • • • Kathleen Parker’s e-mail address is kathleenparker@


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will not start providing coverage until 2012. Allowing drug coverage to lapse can also result in financial penalties that raise the monthly premium if a beneficiary decides to enroll for coverage in the future. For more information about the plans that are available in the Charlotte area, Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers can visit www. or call Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE, 24 hours a day, seven days a week (TTY 1-877-486-2048). — Donna Reynolds Donna Reynolds is the executive director of UnitedHealthcare in North Carolina.

Unwanted publicity Regarding the Feb. 18 article “Local slaying to be part of TV series”: When you are trying to become one of the top 100 places to live in the U.S., this negative national publicity destroys that image. When you are dealing with already deflated property values this negative national publicity lowers our values even further. Who voted to allow you to bring negative publicity to our

town, when we have already dealt with this issue and put it to rest? — Steve Arey Salisbury

Idling away money Maybe we all could save some money. Every little bit helps. Federal government spending is out of control. Maybe spending less at the local and state government level could help. For example, sometimes I see police, county, state government and city vehicles sitting empty but still running. The employee may be drinking coffee, eating or shopping. All of them do it. I have seen them. If they could cut off the engines, that would save money. Maybe it would help pay some teachers or buy some sand and salt for icy roads, or help on the budget. I know this won’t happen, but it is something to think about. I have seen that people won’t do anything. They are like sheep and cows. If something is said, they think someone may get mad at them. So nothing changes. — Chris Ludwig Salisbury

This is a much better investment than some of the economic incentives our state has given out. From 1994 to 2007, North Carolina ran a similar program with spectacular results. With a total of $3.6 million, this program helped leverage more than $103 million in loans to small enterprises, creating some 27,000 jobs. The default rate on these loans was a very low 4.85 percent; lenders were highly protected from loan losses and are now eager to participate on a larger scale. The 2010 federal Small Business Act allocated $46 million to North Carolina to help small businesses. Based on ratios from the previous program, this sum could leverage more than $800 million in small business loans. To qualify, a business must have fewer than 500 employees and otherwise qualify for a loan from a bank, federally ensured credit union or other approved lender. The money from the loan can be used for real estate, construction, equipment or working capital and must be repaid in less than 10 years. We’ve saved the best news for last. Under this program there is little additional paperwork or red tape. When a borrower qualifies, the lender fills out a piece of paper, sends it to the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center and funds for the matching fee are transferred to the pool. No meetings. No bureaucratic red tape. In the event of default, the lender documents the loss to the NC CAP pool and the lender is paid. This is a much better investment than some of the economic incentives our state has given out. We hope our leaders will not only embrace NC CAP now, but when and if funding is available they will add to this loan program. Everyone talks about creating jobs and all agree we want to encourage and promote small businesses in North Carolina. NC CAP is a sure way to do both. • • • Tom Campbell is the executive producer of the public affairs program “NC Spin.”

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In this video image, a rescuer makes a rescue operation for a woman trapped on roof of damaged building in Christchurch, New Zealand on Tuesday after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the city.

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canic zones stretching from Chile in South America through Alaska and down through the South Pacific. It records more than 14,000 earthquakes a year — but only about 150 are felt by residents, and fewer than 10 a year do any damage.

CAIRO (AP) — Deep cracks opened in Moammar Gadhafi’s regime Monday, with Libyan government officials at home and abroad resigning, air force pilots defecting and a major government building ablaze after clashes in the capital of Tripoli. Protesters called for another night of defiance against the Arab world’s longest-serving leader despite a crackdown. At sunset, pro-Gadhafi militia drove around Tripoli with loudspeakers and told people not to leave their homes, witnesses said, as security forces sought to keep the unrest that swept eastern parts of the country — leaving the second-largest city of Benghazi in protesters’ control — from overwhelming the capital of 2 million people. State TV said the military had “stormed the hideouts of saboteurs” and urged the public to back security forces. Protesters called for a demonstration in Tripoli’s central Green Square and in

front of Gadhafi’s residence, but witnesses in various neighborhoods described a scene of intimidation: helicopters hovering above the main seaside boulevard and pro-Gadhafi gunmen firing from moving cars and even shooting at the facades of homes to terrify the population. Youths trying to gather in the streets were forced to scatter and run for cover by the gunfire, said one witness, who like many reached in Tripoli by the Associated Press spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal. Gadhafi, whose whereabouts were not known, appeared to have lost the support of at least one major tribe, several military units and his own diplomats, including the delegation to the United Nations. Deputy U.N. Ambassador Ibrahim Dabbashi accused Gadhafi of committing genocide against his own people in the current crisis.

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Duke back on top BY JIM O’CONNELL Associated Press

Duke is back on top of The Associated Press’ college basketball poll for the first time in just over a month. St. John’s is back in the Top 25 for the first time in over a decade. The Blue Devils (25-2) jumped from fifth to No. 1 on Monday after a week that saw the top four teams in the poll all lose. The move to the top is the biggest since Kansas went from sixth to No. 1 in November 2003, the last time the top four all lost in the same week. Duke, which was No. 1 in the preseason poll and for the first eight weeks of the regular season, received 35 firstplace votes from the 65-member national media panel. Five other teams received first-place votes this week, an-

other indication of the parity this season. The only change near the bottom of the rankings was that St. John’s (17-9), which beat a top 10 team for the fourth time this season with a win over Pittsburgh on Saturday, moved in at No. 23. The Red Storm were last ranked in November 2000. Ohio State stayed No. 2 with 10 first-place votes, while Kansas dropped from No. 1 to third with five first-place votes. Pittsburgh, No. 1 on 12 ballots, stayed fourth and Texas, which got one first-place vote, fell two spots to fifth. San Diego State, BYU, which had two first-place votes, Purdue, Notre Dame and Arizona rounded out the top 10. Ohio State followed Duke

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Kyle singler and the Blue devils are No. 1 again. to No. 1 holding the top spot for four weeks before Kansas took over for one week. Besides St. John’s win over Pittsburgh, Kansas lost to Kansas State, Ohio State lost to Purdue and Texas lost to Nebraska in the week it wasn’t safe to be at the top of the

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Trevor Bayne celebrated his Daytona 500 victory by playing basketball with friends, then skateboarding on the infield of NASCAR’s most storied race track. And why not? This is the youngest winner of the Great American Race. Bayne seemed still in disbelief Monday of his Daytona 500 victory, which came a day after his 20th birthday and in just his second start in NASCAR’s elite Sprint Cup Series. His beaming parents, who watched the race in the grandstand and fought the crowd to reach Victory Lane, didn’t even mind staying up half the night to wash his laundry so there would be clean clothes for the upcoming whirlwind media tour. Wide-eyed and laughing at the absurdity of his life-changing victory, Bayne was just going with the flow. “It’s insane because we were kidding around, ‘Did you bring enough clothes to go

if you win the race?’” Bayne said. “I was like, ‘Oh, yeah, I’ve got this. I’ve got two T-shirts.’ I thought it was a big joke, but here we are. This is so crazy.” That’s how it seems to go in NASCAR’s biggest race of the season, which has a history of wild finishes and surprising winners. Sunday was no different, with a record 74 lead changes among 22 drivers, and a record 16 cautions that took many of the heavyweights out of contention. It left a handful of unprovens at the front of the field in the closing laps, with some of the biggest stars in the sport bearing down on their bumpers. Among them was two-time champion Tony Stewart, who even Bayne assumed would pass him during the final twolap sprint to the finish. Nobody in those closing laps expected Bayne, driving the famed No. 21 Wood Brothers Ford — which, by the way, hadn’t won a race in 10 years — to make it to Victory Lane in one of the most difficult Daytona 500s in



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Those who have seen his quarSalisbury 73 terbackGraham 63 ing skills shouldn’t doubt the accuracy of John Knox. S o when the s e n i o r g u a r d drained a 60-footer at the end of the t h i r d quarter in the 73-63 KNOX w i n against Graham in the first round of the 2A state playoffs, it was no surprise to a buzzing home crowd, who went nuts anyway. But even Knox he admits fortune was on his side as did his coach. “Yeah, that was a lucky shot,” Knox admitted. “That’s one you just throw up and see what happens and it just went in.” Knox’s heave made it 55-45 and Salisbury kept a double-digit edge for nearly the rest of the game. The Hornets, who reached the sectional round last year, will face Surry Central Wednesday in the nightcap of another playoff doubleheader. “We thought if we stepped in and drew charges, we’d have some success tonight,” Graham coach Mike Williams said. “We didn’t draw one charge.” Three days after losing a gut-puncher in its 2A Central Carolina Conference Tournament final loss against Lexington, Salisbury kept the drama to a minimum in this one, settling things well before the final horn. 6-foot-6 Jarrett Rivens, who didn’t play against Lexington, returned to score 15 points for Salisbury. Graham, the No. 4 seed out of the Mid-State Conference, equaled the Hornets’ athleticism and breakneck pace through the majority of night, mostly thanks to junior guard Justin Cousin, who had a game-best 27 points. Cousin had 17 in the open-




MOUNT ULLA — West R o w a n W. Rowan 74 s e n i o r s C. Cab 48 B.J. Sherr i l l , Domonique Noble and Kevin Turner offered farewell speeches to the crowd after blistering Central Cabarrus 74-48 on Monday, but those goodbyes were premature. A.L. Brown upset Marvin Ridge 94-80 to give West another home game in the sectionals. The surging Falcons (1610) will welcome the Wonders (13-9) and their brilliant guard Teven Jones (36 points last night) to Mount Ulla on Wednesday. West’s win against Central was partly about K e s h u n Sherrill’s 28 points, but it was mostly about perseverance, K. SHERRILL about sticking with the gameplan even when it looked like the gameplan wasn’t working. W e s t coach Mike Gurley agonized most of Monday on how to defend Central’s stars — quick guard L.C. NOBLE Cooks and slashing forward Aaron Johnson. Noble, West’s designated defensive stopper, could only take one of them. West opened the game with Noble defending Johnson, and that gave Cooks permission to go crazy. “I was making the mistake of going under the screens,” explained Keshun Sherrill, who opened the game guarding Cooks. “He’s a good shooter. He was stopping and popping, knocking them down.”


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SPENCER — It took less than six N. Rowan 72 minutes for S & Math 29 N o r t h Rowan to show its first-round opponent who was boss Monday night. Unlike last season, the Cavaliers took a steady first step in the 1A state playoffs. Their 72-29 knockout of visiting North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics was delivered quickly and decisively. “I didn’t think this would be tough, but last year I didn’t think that either,” senior Javon Hargrave said after North (22-5) extended its victory binge to six games. “I remember we went in thinking it would be an easy win. We were too cocky — and we weren’t prepared.” jon c. lakey/sALisBUrY Post Call it a lesson learned. North big man Malik Ford’s arm brushes the backboard as Hargrave scored North’s he goes above the rim for the basketball. first 11 points and the Cavs

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TV Sports Tuesday, Feb. 22 MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Illinois at Ohio St. ESPN2 — Virginia Tech at Wake Forest 9 p.m. ESPN — Tennessee at Vanderbilt NHL HOCKEY 8:30 p.m. VERSUS — New Jersey at Dallas SOCCER 2:30 p.m. FSN — UEFA Champions League, Real Madrid at Lyon 8 p.m. FSN — UEFA Champions League, Chelsea at Copenhagen (same-day tape)

Area schedule Tuesday, February 22 COLLEGE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 5:30 p.m. Pfeiffer at Coker COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m. Pfeiffer at Coker COLLEGE BASEBALL 2 p.m. Tusculum at Pfeiffer PREP BASKETBALL 7 p.m. Lake Norman Christian at North Hills(boys) PREP BASEBALL 4:30 p.m. East Rowan at North Davidson (scrimmage) COLLEGE WOMEN’S TENNIS 3 p.m. Catawba at Belmont Abbey COLLEGE MEN’S TENNIS 3 p.m. Catawba at Belmont Abbey

Prep hoops Playoffs First round, boys 1A West River Mill 48, North Moore 45 North Rowan 72, Science & Math 29 Monroe 68, South Davidson 51 Alleghany 70, East Surry 66 W-Salem Prep 67, Elkin 51 Albemarle 79,Union Academy 44 McGuinness 54, North Wilkes 53 West Montgomery 55, Raleigh Charter 34 Murphy 102, Nantahala 67 Mitchell 65, Bessemer City 47 Hiwassee Dam 70, Mt. Airy 65 Highland Tech 72, Cherokee 38 Cherryville 81, North Stokes 70 Hayesville 65, Avery 64 Hendersonville 76, East Montgomery 58 Swain 61, Highlands 52 2A West W. Stokes 46, Wheatmore 29 Cuthbertson 85, E. Davidson 62 Salisbury 73, Graham 63 Surry Central 64, East Lincoln 52 Berry 74, North Lincoln 44 South Stokes 73, Thomasville 62 Lincolnton 75, West Stanly 53 Lexington 85, Forest Hills 63 West Caldwell 71, Ashe County 64 Mtn. Heritage 77, Bunker Hill 52 Starmount 78, Newton-Conover 36 Shelby (8-14) at Canton Pisgah (12-10) Draughn (16-9) at E. Rutherford (21-1) N. Henderson 51,East Burke 45 Owen (4-19) at Smoky Mountain (24-0) Wilkes Central 61, Polk 54 3A West Statesville 117, Eden Morehead 71 Hickory Ridge 53, Weddington 38 Concord 90, Southern Guilford 58 Harding 64, Anson 59 Waddell 74, Carson 54 NW Cabarrus 67, West Iredell 61 A.L. Brown 94, Marvin Ridge 80 West Rowan 74, C. Cabarrus 48 Hibriten 69, Freedom 61 Erwin 73, Crest 42 Gastonia Huss 100, West Henderson 52 St. Stephens 54, Franklin 46 Hickory 77, R-S Central 63 N. Buncombe 86, Ashbrook 71 Tuscola 74, Enka 71 Burns 62, Forestview 55 4A West SW Guilford 62, R.J. Reynolds 49 Grimsley 57, Myers Park 52 Reagan 84, Ardrey Kell 51 Davie 75, Greensboro Smith 68 Dudley (16-7) at Butler (23-3) Parkland 67, Dudley 62 Page 76, Glenn 69 Mt. Tabor 67, Ragsdale 59 Hopewell 61, Sun Valley 41 West Meck 69, McDowell 58 W. Charlotte 66, NW Guilford 37 Alex. Central 69, East Gaston 53 East Meck 70, A.C. Reynolds 62 Vance 50, Watauga 47 Olympic 66, Mooresville 47 North Meck 92, Porter Ridge 42 First round, girls 1A West River Mill 70, East Montgomery 51 North Moore 72, Raleigh Charter 22 Chat. Central 35,Monroe 32 Mount Airy 71, Alleghany 52 McGuinness 58, West Wilkes 38 S. Davidson 59, Cent. Academy 54 (OT) East Wilkes 51, North Stokes 47 Albemarle 59, Science & Math 50 Cherokee 73, Blue Ridge 22 Mitchell 74, Bessemer City 22 Highlands 57, Rosman 48 Hayesville 62, Cherryville 42 Highland Tech 51, L. Norman Charter 38 Murphy 78, Thomas Jefferson 35 East Surry 45, Avery 43 Robbinsville 76, Hiwassee Dam 52 2A West North Surry 82, Randleman 23 Lexington (11-13) at N. Stanly (21-5) Salisbury 87, Providence Grove 41 West Stokes 52, Lincolnton 40 Berry 38, East Lincoln 21 Thomasville 58, Surry Central 51 N. Lincoln 94, Forest Hills 88 (OT) Cent. Davidson 78, Piedmont 57 N-Conover 70, Starmount 41 Mtn. Heritage 60, South Iredell 52 East Burke 40, Ashe County 37 Brevard 63, East Rutherford 54 Shelby 47, West Caldwell 27 Bandys 90. Smoky Mountain 44 Canton Pisgah 55, Polk 48 Wilkes Central 68, Owen 42 3A West North Iredell 68, E. Alamance 54 Robinson 56, Marvin Ridge 40 Concord 71, SW Randolph 41 Catholic 53, Anson 41 Harding 87, East Rowan 49 West Rowan 64, Hickory Ridge 61 Parkwood 60, A.L. Brown 58 Carson 67, NW Cabarrus 43 Freedom 55, Hibriten 29 Erwin 82, Crest 29 Forestview 78, W. Henderson 44 Franklin 81, Fred T. Foard 74 Hickory 86, Patton 22 South Point 78, Asheville 58 N. Buncombe 62, Tuscola 38 R-S Central72, Ashbrook 36 4A West SW Guilford 73, Davie 45 Page 54, Ardrey Kell 30 Mt. Tabor 62, Providence 42 West Forsyth 43, SE Guilford 35 W. Guilford (11-13) at Butler (27-0) NW Guilford 73, Myers Park 52 Dudley 69, Ragsdale 35 R.J. Reynolds 60, HP Central 34 Porter Ridge 64, North Meck 44 McDowell 67, Olympic 46 Hopewell 65, A.C. Reynolds 38 East Gaston 61, Watauga 55 TC Roberson 63, Independence 41 S. Caldwell 63, Lake Norman 38 Hough 63, West Meck 55 Mallard Creek 42, Sun Valley 41 Second-round matchups, Wednesday West Rowan girls at Harding West Stokes at Salisbury girls Carson girls at Parkwood A.L. Brown at West Rowan boys Surry Central at Salisbury boys North Rowan boys at River Mill

College hoops Standings ACC Duke North Carolina Florida State

ACC 12-1 10-2 9-3

Overall 25-2 20-6 19-7

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 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

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 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

SAC SAC Overall Lincoln Memorial 14-2 22-2 Wingate 11-5 16-8 10-6 16-10 Anderson Brevard 8-8 13-11 Carson-Newman 8-8 11-13 8-8 11-15 Tusculum Newberry 7-9 12-12 Catawba 6-10 10-14 6-10 9-15 Mars Hill Lenoir-Rhyne 2-14 3-21 Monday’s game Brevard 88, Young Harris 69 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 |


Northern Division Overall 11-1 22-4 Bowie State Virginia Union 8-3 14-8 Elizabeth City State 7-4 17-8 4-7 8-16 St. Paul’s Chowan 4-7 5-20 Virginia State 4-7 5-20 1-10 3-22 Lincoln Southern Division Overall Winston-Salem State 6-3 18-6 5-3 16-8 Shaw Livingstone 4-5 13-11 Fayetteville State 4-5 13-12 4-5 15-9 Johnson C. Smith St. Augustine’s 3-6 9-16 Monday’s games Winston-Salem State 59, Shaw 49 Livingstone 58, Fayetteville State 56 Bowie State 78, Virginia Union 76 Elizabeth City State 76, St. Paul’s 65 Virginia State 75, Lincoln 68 J.C. Smith 70, St. Augustine’s 62 Thursday’s games Elizabeth City State at Virginia Union Lincoln at St. Paul’s Saturday’s games Fayetteville State at Winston-Salem St. J.C. Smith at Livingstone Chowan at Virginia State St. Augustine’s at Shaw

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

Other scores EAST Syracuse 69, Villanova 64 SOUTH Chattanooga 75, Furman 59 Coll. of Charleston 75, Samford 49 Coppin St. 89, Delaware St. 72 Florida A&M 58, Hampton 55 Florida Gulf Coast 64, Stetson 60 Morgan St. 71, Md.-Eastern Shore 54 N. Carolina A&T 72, N.C. Central 67 S. Carolina St. 64, Norfolk St. 62 W. Carolina 70, UNC Greensboro 66 MIDWEST Kansas 92, Oklahoma St. 65 Kent St. 74, W. Michigan 72 Wis.-Green Bay 81, Valparaiso 80, OT SOUTHWEST Prairie View 59, Ark.-Pine Bluff 53 UCF 74, UTEP 68

AP Top 25 Record Pts Pvs 1. Duke (35) 25-2 1,531 5 25-2 1,519 2 2. Ohio St. (10) 3. Kansas (5) 25-2 1,457 1 4. Pittsburgh (12) 24-3 1,452 4 23-4 1,395 3 5. Texas (1) 6. San Diego St. 27-1 1,327 6 7. BYU (2) 25-2 1,261 7 8. Purdue 22-5 1,182 11 9. Notre Dame 21-5 1,036 8 10. Arizona 23-4 942 12 11. Georgetown 21-6 929 9 12. Wisconsin 20-6 921 10 13. Florida 21-5 841 14 14. Connecticut 20-6 768 13 15. Villanova 21-6 697 15 16. Louisville 20-7 593 16 17. Syracuse 22-6 527 17 18. Vanderbilt 20-6 499 18 19. North Carolina 20-6 495 19 20. Missouri 21-6 378 20 21. Texas A&M 21-5 342 21 22. Kentucky 19-7 301 22 23. St. John’s 17-9 214 — 24. Temple 21-5 199 23 25. Xavier 20-6 103 24 Others receiving votes: Utah St. 97, George Mason 51, West Virginia 42, Alabama 15, Florida St. 4, UNLV 2, Washington 2, Belmont 1, Harvard 1, UCLA 1.

USA Today/ESPN Record Pts Pvs 1. Duke (19) 25-2 746 5 2. Kansas (1) 25-2 708 1 3. Ohio State (4) 25-2 699 3 4. San Diego State (3)27-1 672 6 5. Texas 23-4 667 2 6. Pittsburgh (4) 24-3 664 4 7. BYU 25-2 593 8 8. Purdue 22-5 562 11 9. Notre Dame 21-5 506 7 10. Arizona 23-4 461 13 11. Georgetown 21-6 437 9 12. Wisconsin 20-6 428 10 13. Florida 21-5 397 15 14. Villanova 21-6 377 14 15. Connecticut 20-6 312 12 16. Louisville 20-7 278 16 17. Texas A&M 21-5 254 17 18. Vanderbilt 20-6 242 18 19. North Carolina 20-6 236 19 20. Syracuse 22-6 183 20 21. Missouri 21-6 161 21 22. Kentucky 19-7 134 22 23. Utah State 25-3 109 24 24. Temple 21-5 85 25 25. St. John’s 17-9 73 — Others receiving votes: George Mason 55, Xavier 18, Washington 6, UCLA 5, Valparaiso 3, Coastal Carolina 2, Saint Mary’s


SCOREBOARD 1, West Virginia 1.

NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division L Pct GB W Boston 40 14 .741 — New York 28 26 .519 12 27 29 .482 14 Philadelphia New Jersey 17 40 .298 241⁄2 Toronto 15 41 .268 26 Southeast Division L Pct GB W Miami 41 15 .732 — Orlando 36 21 .632 51⁄2 34 21 .618 61⁄2 Atlanta CHARLOTTE 24 32 .429 17 Washington 15 39 .278 25 Central Division L Pct GB W Chicago 38 16 .704 — Indiana 24 30 .444 14 21 34 .382 171⁄2 Milwaukee Detroit 21 36 .368 181⁄2 Cleveland 10 46 .179 29 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division L Pct GB W San Antonio 46 10 .821 — Dallas 40 16 .714 6 33 25 .569 14 New Orleans Memphis 31 26 .544 151⁄2 Houston 26 31 .456 201⁄2 Northwest Division L Pct GB W Oklahoma City 35 19 .648 — Portland 32 24 .571 4 32 25 .561 41⁄2 Denver Utah 31 26 .544 51⁄2 Minnesota 13 43 .232 23 Pacific Division L Pct GB W L.A. Lakers 38 19 .667 — Phoenix 27 27 .500 91⁄2 26 29 .473 11 Golden State L.A. Clippers 21 35 .375 161⁄2 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. Wednesday’s Games Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 7 p.m. Houston at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Detroit at Indiana, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Orlando, 7 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Chicago at Toronto, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at New York, 7:30 p.m. Memphis at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Utah at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Atlanta at Phoenix, 9 p.m. L.A. Clippers at New Orleans, 9:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Portland, 10:30 p.m.

All-Star Game West 148, East 143 EAST ALL-STARS (143) James 10-18 9-10 29, Stoudemire 11-20 6-6 29, Howard 2-4 1-2 5, Rose 5-13 1-2 11, Wade 6-9 2-2 14, Pierce 2-6 1-2 6, Rondo 3-5 0-0 6, Garnett 2-3 0-0 4, Allen 4-9 2-2 12, Bosh 7-10 0-1 14, Horford 1-3 0-0 2, Johnson 4-11 0-1 11. Totals 57-111 22-28 143. WEST ALL-STARS (148) Anthony 4-10 0-0 8, Durant 11-23 8-8 34, Duncan 1-4 0-0 2, Paul 3-7 2-2 10, Bryant 14-26 7-8 37, Gasol 8-13 1-2 17, Williams 2-7 0-0 5, Nowitzki 3-8 0-0 6, Ginobili 2-7 34 7, Griffin 4-6 0-0 8, Love 1-3 0-0 2, Westbrook 6-12 0-2 12. Totals 59-126 21-26 148. East All-Stars West All-Stars

27 37 36 43 — 143 37 39 41 31 — 148

3-Point Goals—East All-Stars 7-29 (Johnson 3-9, Allen 2-7, Stoudemire 1-2, Pierce 13, Wade 0-1, Rose 0-1, Bosh 0-1, Howard 0-2, James 0-3), West All-Stars 9-31 (Durant 4-11, Paul 2-3, Bryant 2-7, Williams 1-3, Westbrook 0-1, Anthony 0-1, Nowitzki 0-1, Gasol 0-1, Ginobili 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—East All-Stars 65 (James 12), West All-Stars 67 (Bryant 14). Assists—East All-Stars 38 (James 10), West All-Stars 39 (Williams, Paul 7). Total Fouls—East All-Stars 14, West All-Stars 18. A—17,163 (18,997). . Atlanta at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.


Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Philadelphia 59 39 15 5 83 196 149 Pittsburgh 61 36 20 5 77 178 147 N.Y. Rangers 61 31 26 4 66 168 152 New Jersey 59 25 30 4 54 128 161 N.Y. Islanders 60 23 30 7 53 166 196 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 61 32 19 10 74 165 153 Carolina 60 28 24 8 64 174 184 Atlanta 60 25 25 10 60 173 197 59 25 27 7 57 155 163 Florida 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 60 31 23 6 68 191 168 Columbus 58 29 23 6 64 159 175 58 27 22 9 63 163 172 St. Louis Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 60 38 13 9 85 202 142 61 31 22 8 70 185 175 Calgary Minnesota 59 31 22 6 68 154 155 Colorado 59 25 27 7 57 173 202 59 19 32 8 46 150 198 Edmonton Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Phoenix 60 32 19 9 73 172 167 San Jose 60 33 21 6 72 167 154 Los Angeles 59 32 23 4 68 163 142 Dallas 59 31 22 6 68 164 171 Anaheim 60 32 24 4 68 169 178 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Monday’s Games N.Y. Islanders 5, Florida 1 Chicago 5, St. Louis 3 Washington 1, Pittsburgh 0 Tuesday’s Games N.Y. Islanders at Toronto, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Carolina, 7 p.m. Nashville at Columbus, 7 p.m. San Jose at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Edmonton at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Colorado at St. Louis, 8 p.m. New Jersey at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Boston at Calgary, 9 p.m. Montreal at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Atlanta at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Florida at Ottawa, 7 p.m. San Jose at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Edmonton at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

Transactions BASEBALL American League DETROIT TIGERS—Agreed to terms with RHP Robbie Weinhardt, LHP Andy Oliver, LHP Daniel Schlereth, LHP Brad Thomas, INF Cale Iorg and INF Will Rhymes on one-year contracts. SEATTLE MARINERS—Agreed to terms with RHP Doug Fister, RHP Jose Flores, LHP Cesar Jimenez, RHP Josh Lueke, RHP Yorvis Medina, LHP Edward Paredes, RHP Michael Pineda, LHP Mauricio Robles, RHP Chaz Roe, RHP Tom Wilhelmsen, INF Alex Liddi, INF Matt Mangini, INF Justin Smoak, INF Matt Tuiasosopo, OF Johermyn Chavez and OF Carlos Peguero on one-year contracts. National League ATLANTA BRAVES—Signed executive vice president and general manager Frank Wren to a two-year contract extension

through the 2013 season. HOUSTON ASTROS—Agreed to terms with RHP Alberto Arias on a one-year contract. NEW YORK METS—Named Dave Jauss coordinator of staff development, Brian Chicklo medical coordinator, Rick Tomlin roving pitching instructor, Mark Brewer short-season roving pitching instructor, Jack Voigt outfield/baserunning coordinator and Randy Niemann rehabilitation pitching coordinator. WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Announced RHP Luis Atilano cleared waivers and was assigned to Syracuse (IL). FOOTBALL National Football League CINCINNATI BENGALS—Named James Urban receivers coach. MIAMI DOLPHINS—Named Bryan Cox pass rush coach. MINNESOTA VIKINGS—Designated LB Chad Greenway as the franchise player. COLLEGE HOLY FAMILY—Suspended men’s basketball coach John O’Connor pending the outcome of an investigation after he was accused of pushing, kicking and injuring sophomore Matt Kravchuk. KANSAS—Suspended junior basketball G Tyshawn Taylor indefinitely for violating team rules.

Women’s hoops Standings SAC Tusculum Lenoir-Rhyne Newberry Wingate Mars Hill Catawba Anderson Carson-Newman Lincoln Memorial Brevard

SAC 13-3 11-5 10-6 10-6 8-8 8-8 7-9 7-9 4-12 2-14

Overall 17-7 14-10 15-9 15-9 15-9 14-12 11-13 11-15 9-15 6-20

ACC ACC Overall Duke 10-2 24-3 10-2 24-3 Miami Florida State 10-2 22-5 North Carolina 8-4 22-5 8-4 20-8 Georgia Tech Maryland 7-5 21-6 Boston College 5-7 18-9 4-8 15-13 Virginia Wake Forest 3-9 12-16 Clemson 3-9 10-17 3-9 12-15 N.C. State Virginia Tech 1-11 11-16 Monday’s games N.C. State 88, North Carolina 72 Miami 74, Wake Forest 46

AP Top 25 Pts Pvs Record 1. Connecticut (37) 26-1 997 2 2. Stanford (3) 24-2 953 3 24-2 914 1 3. Baylor 4. Tennessee 25-2 892 4 5. Texas A&M 22-3 819 5 23-2 808 6 6. Xavier 7. DePaul 25-3 705 10 8. Notre Dame 22-5 688 8 24-3 681 7 9. Duke 10. Michigan St. 24-3 652 11 11. UCLA 22-3 631 9 23-3 539 13 12. Miami 13. North Carolina 22-4 534 12 14. Florida St. 22-5 482 15 21-6 404 16 15. Maryland 16. Oklahoma 19-7 397 14 17. Wis.-Green Bay 25-1 370 17 20-7 255 18 18. Georgetown 19. West Virginia 21-6 236 21 20. Kentucky 20-7 214 19 24-2 130 24 21. Marist 22. Georgia 20-6 108 — 23. Gonzaga 24-4 95 25 20-6 90 22 24. Marquette 25. Iowa St. 18-8 76 20 Others receiving votes: Penn St. 63, Iowa 60, Texas Tech 56, Houston 50, Georgia Tech 35, Louisiana Tech 21, Temple 19, Ohio St. 9, BYU 7, Boston College 5, St. John’s 3, Princeton 2.

Baseball Calendar March 2 — Mandatory reporting date. March 2-11 — Teams may renew contracts of unsigned players. March 15 — Last day to place a player on unconditional release waivers and pay 30 days termination pay instead of 45 days. March 29 — Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full 2011 salary. March 31 — Opening day, active rosters reduced to 25 players. July 12 — All-Star game, Phoenix. July 24 — Hall of Fame induction, Cooperstown, N.Y. July 31 — Last day to trade a player without securing waivers. Aug. 15 — Last day to sign selections from 2011 amateur draft who have not exhausted college eligibility. Sept. 1 — Active rosters expand to 40 players. Sept. 30 or Oct. 1 — Playoffs begin. Oct. 19 — World Series begins. November — Free agent period to sign exclusively with former teams, first 15 days after World Series ends. Dec. 1 — Last day for teams to offer salary arbitration to their former players who became free agents. Dec. 5-8 — Winter meetings, Dallas. Dec. 7 — Last day for free agents offered salary arbitration to accept the offers. Dec. 11 — Collective bargaining agreement expires. Dec. 12 — Last day for teams to offer 2012 contracts to unsigned players.

Free-agent signings BOSTON (4) — Re-signed Jason Varitek, c, to a $2 million, one-year contract; signed Carl Crawford, of, Tampa Bay, to a $142 million, seven-year contract; signed Dan Wheeler, rhp, Tampa Bay, to a $3 million, one-year contract; signed Dennys Reyes, lhp, St. Louis to a minor league contract. CHICAGO WHITE SOX (5) — Signed Adam Dunn, 1b, Washington, to a $56 million, four-year contract; re-signed A.J. Pierzynski, c, to an $8 million, two-year contract; re-signed Paul Konerko, 1b, to a $37.5 million, three-year contract; signed Jesse Crain, rhp, Minnesota, to a $13 million, three-year contract; signed Will Ohman, lhp, Florida, to a $4 million, twoyear contract. MINNESOTA (2) — Re-signed Jim Thome, dh, to a $3 million, one-year contract; re-signed Carl Pavano, rhp, to a $16.5 million, two-year contract. NEW YORK YANKEES (7) — Resigned Derek Jeter, ss, to a $51 million, three-year contract; re-signed Mariano Rivera, rhp, to a $30 million, two-year contract; signed Pedro Feliciano, lhp, New York Mets, to an $8 million, two-year contract; signed Rafael Soriano, rhp, Tampa Bay, to a $35 million, three-year contract; signed Freddy Garcia, rhp, Chicago White Sox, to a minor league contract ($1.5 million); signed Eric Chavez, 3b, Oakland, to a minor league contract; signed Andruw Jones, of, Chicago White Sox, to a $2 million, one-year contract. OAKLAND (3) — Signed Hideki Matsui, dh, Los Angeles Angels, to a $4.25 million, one-year contract; signed Grant Balfour, rhp, Tampa Bay, to an $8.1 million, twoyear contract; signed Brian Fuentes, lhp, Minnesota, to a $10.5 million, two-year contract. ATLANTA (2) — Re-signed Eric Hinske, of, to a $1.45 million, one-year contract; signed Rodrigo Lopez, rhp, Arizona, to a minor league contract. CHICAGO CUBS (3) — Signed Carlos Pena, 1b, Tampa Bay, to a $10 million, oneyear contract; signed Kerry Wood, rhp, New York Yankees, to a $1.5 million, oneyear contract; signed Reed Johnson, of, Los Angeles Dodgers, to a minor league contract ($900,000). NEW YORK METS (3) — Signed Chris Capuano, lhp, Milwaukee, to a $1.5 million, one-year contract; signed Willie Harris, of, Washington, to a minor league contract ($800,000); signed Chris Young, rhp,

Houston gets his 1,000th in loss  Livingstone men win

From staff reports

A tough year ended for the Carson boys basketball team with a 74-54 loss at Waddell on Monday in the first round of the sectional playoffs. Even with the loss, coach Brian Perry pointed to one very big bright spot on the Cougars' final night of the season. Nick Houston needed 17 points for 1,000 in his career and the 6-foot-3 guard went out on a high note with 28 points. D.J. Love added 12 for the Cougars, who finished 8-15. “They beat us on HOUSTON the boards,” Perry said. “We could never make a run.” It was not smooth sailing for Carson this season. “It was a very tough season,” Perry said. “It was so inconsistent on who we put on the floor. The lineup always changed for a lot of different reasons. We had injuries, dismissals and sickness.” Perry did point to the seniors who did stick it out, adding, “Dylan Eagle fought like crazy all year long. And Nick had a big-time year. We’ll take the minutes the young guys accumulated and build on that.”

 East Rowan girls lose The East Rowan’s girls ended their basketball season with an 87-49 loss at Charlotte Harding in the first round of the 3A state playoffs. “They were a long and very athletic team, and they pressed us start to finish,” East coach Danielle Porter said. “I was hoping they would get tired with all that pressing, but they never did fatigue any.” Taylor Honeycutt scored 16 points in her last game for the Mustangs and shot 9-for-10 from the foul line. Olivia Sabo and Caroline Fry scored nine each. East finished 8-15, but making the playoffs was a notable achievement in an injury-plagued season. “With all the injuries and the shaky start that we had, I think the girls can feel proud,” Porter said. Girls EAST ROWAN (49) — Honeycutt 16, Fry 9, Sabo 9, Sides 5, Gullett 4, Wike 4, Thomas 2, Lowe, Rummage. HARDING (87) — Harris 23, Theodros 13, Foggie 13, Key 10, Currence 9, Hamrick 6, Martin 5, Morrow 4, Drakeford 2, Griffin 2. East Harding

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 A.L. Brown boys alive Even A.L. Brown coach Shelwyn Klutz didn’t see it coming. A.L. Brown won at Marvin Ridge 94-80 in the first round of the 3A playoffs on Monday. It was the biggest offensive explosion of the season for the Wonders, who had been on a down-swing throughout much of February and had dropped to the SPC’s No. 5 seed for the state playoffs. “Then we go down there to Marvin Ridge and play the best ball we have in at least a month,” Klutz said. Teven Jones poured in 36 points for the Wonders, and Derrick Copeland helped out with a careerbest 22. Jones and Copeland drilled five 3pointers apiece. Chandler Reynolds had one of the best games of his career with 14 points and eight rebounds, and the Wonders (13-9) were able to weather 11 3-pointers by the Mavericks. Brown trailed by 10 points at halftime but overwhelmed the Mavericks with a 65-point second half. Brown meets a familiar foe next. The Wonders play at West Rowan on Wednesday. West has won 11 of its last 12 games.

 Davie boys win on road

Livingstone’s Greg Henry blocked a 3-point attempt at the buzzer to preserve a 58-56 CIAA victory against Fayetteville State on Monday. Fayetteville State brought the ball up and found Travis Marcus in the corner. Greg Henry closed out on Marcus, and as the three-pointer to win the game went up, Henry got a hand on it, forcing the shot to fall short and securing the victory for the Blue Bears. The victory snapped a six-game losing skid for the Blue Bears (13-11, 8-8 CIAA) and improved their division record to 4-5. Quintin Redfern led the scoring for the Blue Bears with 13 points. Darius Cox scored nine points and had six rebounds. Joey Taylor contributed six points and six boards. Livingstone shot 45.5 percent from the field.

 Wright gets milestone Livingstone senior Brittany Wright reached 1,000 career points Monday as she scored a game-high 21 points to lead a 73-67 win against Fayetteville State. Wright also had nine rebounds. Kelcyn Manurs and Rashida Elbourne scored 18 points each. Manurs had a huge game, also coming through with nine boards and seven assists. Livingstone’s final home game is Saturday against J.C. Smith.

 Lexington advances Al Challenger scored 22 points to lead Lexington’s boys to an 85-63 romp against Forest Hills in the first round of the 2A playoffs.

 Catawba softball Khourtni Hester hit a three-run homer in the sixth to help Catawba salvage a split with visiting Queens in softball action on Monday afternoon at Whitley Field. Queens won the opener 2-1. Catawba took the nightcap 6-5. Both teams are 6-4 for the season. Hester capped a two-out rally by the Indians, who entered the sixth trailing 4-2. Tara Gibbs had singled with one out and scored on a two-out single by Amanda Terry. Brittany Murray followed with a walk to chase Queens starter Brandy Jester. Hester stepped in as a pinch hitter and greeted reliever Chantel Dodge with a three-run homer to center. Queens got a run back in the seventh, but Emily Huneycutt worked out of further damage to post the win. In the opener, Alli Justice doubled home a run for Catawba. Kayla Myers had the only multihit game in the opener with a pair of hits for Catawba.

 Myrtle Beach Marathon Salisbury area runners who finished the Myrtle Beach Marathon on Saturday included Meredith Abramson, Ashlinn Trexler and Kelly Lowman, all with a time of 3 hours, 41 minutes, 9 seconds. Kim Cooke had a time of 3:44:02. All four qualified for the 2012 Boston Marathon. Carol Hauss (3:51:44), Mike Mangum (3:53:02), Sean Henderson and Kim Henderson (4:55:54) were other marathon finishers. Half-marathon finishers included Victor Rosado (1:39:12), Mark Johnson (1:47:40), Chris Blumenthal (1:49:12), Audra Perry (1:50:46), Emily Brinskelle (1:54:48), Wesley Stokes (1:55:48), Amy Johnson (2:04:51), Nikki Wolcott (2:09:14), Patricia Hedenskog (2:11:26), Lisa Zerger (2:25:27), Linda Alexander (2:38:01), Courtney Cooper (2:46:36), Kristi Samples (2:50:16), Aimee Rabon (2:58:02) and Belinda Showfety (3:39:48).

 Extreme Performance

Extreme Performance is holding tryouts for a 10-U baseball team at Shannon Dillard and Nate Jones the business on Sunday, Feb. 27, from were benched and didn’t start in 4-7 p.m. Call 704-633-3200 for info. Davie County’s game against Greensboro Smith on Monday in the first  GARS round of the 4A playoffs. Sixty-two GARS members played But when coach Mike Absher put them in during the fourth quarter, at Crescent Golf Club. Low ‘A’ flight player was Tony they both made up for lost time in a LaBarbera with a net of 61.44. 75-68 Davie victory. Low ‘B’ flight was John Noonan Jones scored all 13 of his points and Dillard had 10 of his 13 in the War with a met of 67.23. Low ‘C’ flight player was Ralph Eagles’ 33-point fourth quarter. Davie (19-5) trailed by as many as Brown with a net of 70.26. Low ‘D’ flight player was Harold 10 in the first half, but the dynamic Caudill with a net of 69.46. duo took over in the fourth period. Davie relied on practically everyone to stay in the game in the first  Sacred Heart half. All three Martin brothers scored Sacred Heart is hosting a basketin double figures. Caleb had 13, Cody ball clinic this Saturday for girls and had 12 and Raheem had 11. The War Eagles now face CPC foe boys in grades 5-8 from 8:30-4 at the Reagan (24-1) on Wednesday, a team Boyd Dolphin Tank on campus. The cost is $20 for the day. that has received two good tests from There will be instruction, games, the War Eagles. Reagan suffered its first loss re- contests and drills. Concessions will cently in the CPC tournament final be available throughout the day. To register, contact either Coach against Mount Tabor. “This is our third game with Bob Burges at bburges@piedthem,” Absher said. “Hopefully, this or AD Katie Meseroll at the school (704-633-2841). is the one.”




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The North Rowan starters enjoyed the reserves putting up big numbers during the final quarter of the Cavaliers’ easy victory over the School of Science and Math on Monday night.


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Jarvis Witherspoon lofts a jumper for North Rowan.

remaining in the first period. Winning coach Andrew Mitchell said he fiddled with NR’s starting lineup the way a mechanic tinkers with a tired engine. “We started a different team tonight hoping that would generate a little more energy,” he explained. “Going with the normal starting lineup, sometimes we clown around and play that way. But we had a couple of hungry guys in there that just wanted to go out and play.” Losing coach Anthony Myles paid tribute to Mitchell and indicated the Cavs seemed to play well together. “They had a game plan,” he added, “and they executed it to their advantage.” The Unicorns, who checked out with a 3-22 record, had a stategy of their own. They hoped to slow the game down, draw fouls and stay within striking distance. “We were gonna try to neutralize them as best we could,” Myles said. “We played a lot of zone. We only had seven players and didn’t want to get in foul trouble.” North led 18-8 after one quarter and surged to a 28-10 edge after Malik Ford, Hargrave and Daniel Chambers his consecutive layups midway through the second period. “It’s always a different atmosphere in the playoffs so you can’t take it easy,” North’s Sam Starks said. “You might take one step forward and the next game two steps back and it’s over. In the playoffs you’ve got to come in strong and finish strong.”

Starks took care of that. The senior guard scored 12 of his 14 points in the first 3:30 of the third quarter. Included were a couple of 3-pointers and a runaway layup that made it 47-16. Hargrave finished with a game-high 20 points and yanked down eight rebounds. “Just trying to be a leader on the floor,” he said with guarded enthusiasm. “We ain’t sleeping no more. Everyone’s trying to play hard.” Bowman finished with 15 points, the last six within a one-minute span in the fourth period. Starks (14), Chambers (11) and Ford (10) gave the Cavs five in double-figure. NCSS&M senior Travis Morton had a team-best nine points, including two on a worth-the-price-of-admission jam late in the game. Ford anwered with a prescriptionstrength dunk at the other end before Starling Gibson scored the guests’ final points when his attempted pass was deflected by North’s Terrese Barber and through the hoop. Afterward, Starks offered a convincing closing argument. “Last year we took things for granted,” he said. “This year we know intensity is what it takes.” • NOTES: North will face River Mill (9-20), a 48-45 firstround winner against North Moore, in Wednesday’s second-round in Saxapahaw, located in eastern Alamance County. SCIENCE & MATH (29) — Morton 9, Samoura 7, Gibson 5, McLaughlin 4, Iezzi 2, Arnott 2. NORTH ROWAN (72) — Hargrave 20, Bowman 15, Starks 14, Chambers 11, Ford 10, T.Bates 2, A.Bates, Witherspoon, Barber. S. & Math 8 4 N. Rowan 18 15

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All eyes are on the basketball as it bounces around the rim.

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Cavalier Malik Ford does what he does best: dunk.

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Freshman Michael Bowman directs traffic.




Carson girls rip Northwest Cabarrus BY RONNIE GALLAGHER

CHINA GROVE — Northwest Cabarrus had cut 67 a double-digit lead Carson 43 to six early in the NWC third quarter when Carson’s Allison Blackwell went out with an apparent shoulder injury. Michaela White then shouldered the load the rest of the quarter and helped Carson to a 67-43 win against the Trojans in the first round of the 3A sectional playoffs. Blackwell, who was playing her usual all-around game, got stretched over in an awkward position while going for a rebound and

walked off clutching her right arm with Carson up only 33-27. Even after Blackwell returned, Carson coach Brooke Misenheimer was smart enough to keep the 5-foot-10 White, a freshman, on the court for most of the second half. She responded with 10 points, eight rebounds and five blocked shots. “Michaela was a big difference,� Misenheimer said. “She has a knack for the ball and on offense she was a common presence.� While it wasn’t one of Carson’s best shooting nights, the Cougars (19-6) were in control all the way, forcing turnovers and playing team basketball. “They did what they do,� said Northwest coach Kevin Bryant,



whose Trojans finished 9-15. “I knew they were a good shooting team and a great fundamental team.� Blackwell hit a layup and White a 3-pointer to end the third quarter and give Carson a 45-33 lead. The Cougars expanded it in the fourth, putting on a passing display that

would’ve made Magic Johnson proud. All seven of Carson’s baskets were on layups, several off assists from Kelly Dulkoski, who had seven, and Blackwell who had four. The Cougars also hit eight of their final 10 free throws to widen the margin. Blackwell, who said she was OK afterward, came back in and eventually led the Cougars with 15. Kelly Dulkoski, despite going 3-of-17 from the field, scored 13, while Chloe Monroe matched White with 10. “That’s the beauty of our team,� Misenheimer smiled of the balanced scoring. It was an historic night for Carson’s girls, who won their first-ever playoff game. “It’s something we need to cele-

brate and be proud of,â€? said Misenheimer, who won’t let the celebration last too long with a trip to No. 1 seed Parkwood (23-2) looming on Wednesday. “They’re athletic, quick, they attack the basket and they press,â€? Misenheimer said. “We’re excited and we’d love to pull an upset.â€? • NOTES: Misenheimer praised Jakey Clark for her energetic play ... Tyesha Phillips scored eight.


ed baskets in the paint from Rivens and Alex Weant to lead 37-29 at halftime. “I think the difference in the RIVENS game was when we turned it up defensively with our press,� Morgan said. “We were able to create some turnovers that turned into layups.� Graham cut it to 37-35 with the first six points of the half, but Salisbury responded with 10 straight. Murphy hit consecutive layups, including a reverse scoop to atone for the miss at the horn of Friday’s loss. Graham never got closer than six after that. Free throws were a chore for both teams with Salisbury hitting 12 of 26 and the Red Devils (15-10) converting 17 of 33.

West girls rock the Ridge BY PAUL HERSHEY

HARRISBURG — West Rowan's girls basketball team will W. Rowan 64 be doing a lot of work H. Ridge 61 on defensive rebounding in practice today. But the Falcons should be plenty happy they get to practice at all, after escaping with a stress-inducing 64-61 victory over host Hickory Ridge Monday in the first round of the 3A sectionals. West saw a 15-point third-quarter lead completely evaporate, then had to play the last 2:19 of the game without star Ayana Avery, who fouled out. The Falcons (18-9) didn't make a basket after that, but did convert 6 of 10 free throws to pull out a win. Nycieko Dixon made two at the line to break a 61-all tie with 28.5 seconds and Allison Parker blocked a last-gasp 3-point attempt to survive a gutty effort by Hickory Ridge (18-9) and give Erich Epps his first playoff victory as West coach. "I'm tickled to death that we got this win and move on," a relieved Epps. "Anytime you come on the road against a team that's won 18 games and you get a win, you've got to feel good about it. "I thought for sure we were done when Ayana fouled out." Avery did finish with a team-high 20 points, but was plagued by foul trouble

WEST BOYS FROM 1B Cooks hit four 3-pointers in a hurry, three of them in a wicked span of 75 seconds. “We’ve been playing teams with guards where we could give them some room and try to take away the drive,� Gurley said. “But Cooks is a guy you have to pressure him and force the drive.� Cooks took Noble right to the rim for a layup on their first encounter, but the Falcons didn’t panic. Noble eventually got Cooks stopped, with some help from Jarvis Morgan and Keshun Sherrill. “Multiple defenders,� Keshun said. “We wore him down.� Cooks’ early burst kept Central ahead most of the first half, but West kept plugging away with one sweet B.J. SHERRILL pullup after another from Keshun Sherrill. Morgan, B.J. Sherrill, Maurice Warren and Noble ruled the boards, resulting in stickbacks and free throws. West shot 11-for-11 from the line in the first half. “Warren was wonderful,� Gurley said. “He played a tremendous game.� Central still led 36-32 with 1:33 left in the half, but West closed the period with a game-turning 9-0 burst. A layup by Morgan and two free throws by Devin Parks tied it. Then West got two friendly bounces. Morgan missed a dunk, but the ball caromed in anyway. Then Keshun Sherrill fired a 28-footer to beat the horn, and the ball fell after a fortunate kiss off the side of the rim. “Suddenly, you look up, and Central’s hit all of those shots, but we’re up five at the half,� Gurley said. Central shot 56 percent in the first half, with seven 3s, so it had to be disheartening for the Vikings (15-11) to trail at the break. It was quite heartening for the Falcons. “We knew they were going to cool off some in the second half,� Warren said. “And we

from midway through the second quarter on. "It was really tough," Avery said. "Usually I rebound a lot and I couldn't get a rebound and they were calling a lot of reaches." For a while West did just fine without her. It led 24-13 when she left in the second, maintained that 11-point lead at halftime. When Dixon drained a 3, it was 41-26 with 5:12 left in the quarter. "I thought we may blow this game open and everyone will get to play," Epps said. Especially considering Hickory Ridge was playing without leading scorer Jordan Strode, who had suffered a calf injury. In the third quarter, the Bulls scored 14 of their 23 points on second, third and sometimes fourth chances. At times, Hickory Ridge's best offense was missed shots. Throw in a pair of 3-pointers by a suddenly hot Monique Robson that ignited a 12-0 run and the 15-point cushion was chopped down to three in just a little over two minutes. With the game now tight, Avery stayed in after getting her fourth foul and her 3-pointer made it 49-43 going to the fourth. The lead was seven with 4:30 to play, but Hickory Ridge guard Tanesha Scott made her only 3-pointer of the game and then was fouled by Avery on an-

weren’t going to let up or let our seniors down.� West strangled Central in the second half. The Vikings turned it over eight times in the third quarter and scored seven points. Central managed just five points in the fourth. Cooks scored on a three-point play to open the half but was silent after that. The backbreakers were 3s by Keshun Sherrill and Connor Edwards to close the

WEST ROWAN (00) — Avery 20, Steele 19, Dixon 12, Barber 5, Ball 4, Sobataka 2, Dutton 2, Parker. HICKORY RIDGE (00) — Darnley 20, Robson 12, Budeenbaum 8, Scott 8, Kinloch 7, Cachine 6, Davis, Boice. 18 23

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other long-range attempt, which forced the senior to watch the rest helplessly from STEELE the bench. Scott made all three free throws to make it a one-point game. Brittney Barber, Alison Sobataka and Steele then each took turns making one of two free throws, but it was 61-61 with 31 seconds left. After a timeout, West barely beat the five-second count on the inbounds and Dixon was fouled near midcourt. She hit two. Sobataka was fouled and again made one of two for the three-point lead. "I was real proud when Avery fouled out and they tied the game up that we were able to hit some free throws down the stretch," Epps said. "We're fortunate to get away with this." Steele helped pick up the slack for Avery's absence, scoring 12 of her 19 points in the second half, while Dixon finished with 12 points. The Falcons will play at Harding in the second round on Wednesday.

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ing half, but was held to 10 in the second after Salisbury (18-6) made some defensive adjustments. “We put Romar [Morris] on him and Romar did a great job on him,� Salisbury coach Justin Morgan said. Graham cycled through defenses, including a zone press, a 1-3-1 and a 2-3 in effort to halt the Hornets on offense. Salisbury spread out the scoring with Knox (16 points) and Darien Rankin (12) finishing in double figures as well. “We’ve seen the style before and we can’t matchup with them man-to-man,� Williams. “They got a good team. They made plays when they had to.� Corey Murphy, who had a team-best 18 points, hit two baskets as did Rivens in the first 2:35 for the Hornets to jump out to an 8-0 lead at the first timeout. The Red Devils stormed back and took their first lead on a trey from Cousin early in the second quarter at 22-19. The Hornets ended the half on a 7-1 run that includ-

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third quarter. Those shots took an eight-point lead to 14. “At playoff time, toughness really matters,� Gurley said. “I liked our toughness.� CENTRAL CABARRUS (48) — Cooks 24, Spease 11, Johnson 6, Heath 3, Thomas 2, Young 2, McNair, Greene, Watson, Klugh. WEST ROWAN (74) — K. Sherrill 28, B. Sherrill 13, Noble 12, Morgan 8, Warren 6, Parks 4, Edwards 3, Kraft, Martin, Phifer, Cuthbertson, Avery, Turner, Laster. 21 15 C. Cab. W. Rowan 19 22

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All eyes appear to be on Salisbury in what appears to be anSalisbury 87 other deep postseason P. Grove 41 journey. As coaches from Guilford and UNC Charlotte looked on in the latest stroll through the park for the Hornets, they made sure to keep their attention in scoring the game’s first 24 points in a 87-41 rout of Providence Grove on Monday night in the first round of the state 2A playoffs. Salisbury’s crusade toward a third straight state championship progressed another step. Wednesday will bring another obstacle in the form of West Stokes in the second round. Although the first-round matchup didn’t require an all-out blitzkrieg of its opponent, Salisbury didn’t hold back. “We’re on a mission,” Salisbury coach Chris McNeil said. “We wanted to come out aggressive on both ends of the court. Normally we come out aggressive defensively but we came out aggressive offensively tonight.” Passive defense sure wasn’t an issue, with 26 turnovers forced and a 210 run to start the fourth quarter — in addition to the run at the start of the game — as the Patriots, the No. 4 seed out of the Mid-State Conference, had no answer. “We knew we were up against a huge challenge,” Providence Grove coach Patrick Stover said. “A couple of years ago they were in our conference and they’re just as strong now as they were then.” Isis Miller’s layup three seconds into action began the onslaught at the game’s outset that didn’t end until Jessica Heilig’s jumper nearly four minutes later that made it 24-0. Kristie Langley hit the first field goal for Providence Grove (16-10) on a trey with 2:45 left. “I think we played great defense,” said Salisbury’s Olivia Rankin, who scored a game-best 19 points. “Our press was awesome tonight and the scoreboard showed differently, but they really made us stretch out our defense and moved the ball well.” The resumed after a first quarter that ended in a 33-10 advantage for the Hornets. Ayanna Holmes nailed a 25-footer in the waning seconds of the half to put Salisbury (23-1) up 51-23 at the break. Holmes added 16 points and five steals while her twin sister, Ashia, scored nine and contributed seven assists. Salisbury may play its last home game Wednesday as it’s only guaranteed two for the postseason. The Central Carolina Conference has the lowest seeding priority in the 2A West bracket. “That’s something we have to be ready for,” Rankin said. “Now, we’re just glad to have these first two at home.” PROVIDENCE GROVE (41) — C. Haithcox 11, Hardin 10, K. Langley 10, C. Haithcox 4, Fogleman 3, Colthrane 2, Routh, A. Langley, C. Foxx, H. Foxx, Alston. SALISBURY (87) — Rankin 19, Ay. Holmes 16, Blaire 13, Heilig 12, As. Holmes 9, Miller 6, Hicks 2, Allison 2, Thompson 2, Feamster.

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cliff Lee is coming off a strain under the left armpit. real work, probably my first since ‘07 or ‘08. I’m ready to go.” WREN EXTENSION The Atlanta Braves gave general manager Frank Wren a two-year contract extension through the 2013 season. MORNEAU UPDATE Justin Morneau said he’s feeling better in his recovery from a July 7 concussion. At first, he figured he’d be back by the All-Star game. Then it was September. Finally, when he wasn’t able to play in the postseason, the Minnesota Twins’ star first baseman finally started to come to grips with the fact that recovery from this injury was out of his control. CUBS Cubs manager Mike Quade said Ryan Dempster will start Chicago’s opener against Pittsburgh on April 1. Dempster was picked over right-hander Carlos Zambrano, who has started the last six openers for the Cubs.

The NASCAR notebook ... DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Minutes after the checkered flag fell in the Daytona 500, team owner Richard Childress was nowhere to be found in the garage area. One team member suggested looking for him at the airport. It's hard to imagine anybody blaming Childress for leaving Daytona International Speedway as soon as possible. Childress wasn't looking forward to facing the 10-year anniversary of Dale Earnhardt's death at Daytona this year. Then the possibility of an emotional victory went up in smoke Sunday, as Kevin Harvick and Jeff Burton had a rare pair of engine failures while Clint Bowyer was caught in a late crash. "We ran well all week, and I am proud of everybody," Burton said. "Disappointed. Exceptionally disappointed. But I am really proud of everybody." Four Richard Childress Racing drivers led a combined total of 52 laps Sunday. But they ended up with little more than Paul Menard's ninth-place finish to show for it. It was a rough end to an emotionally taxing Daytona Speedweeks for Childress, Earnhardt's close friend and longtime car owner. In the run-up to the race, Childress acknowledged that he was doing his

FroM 1B rankings. In November 2003, No. 1 Connecticut, No. 2 Duke, No. 3 Michigan State and No. 4 Arizona all lost, setting the stage for Kansas’ big jump. St. John’s replaced Utah State, which dropped out despite winning two games last week. Georgetown was 11th followed by Wisconsin, Florida, Connecticut, Villanova, Louisville, Syracuse, Vanderbilt, North Carolina and Missouri. The last five ranked teams were Texas A&M, Kentucky, St. John’s, Temple and Xavier.

best to block out the painful memories of a decade ago at Daytona despite the onslaught of media and fan tributes to Earnhardt. RCR team members wore black No. 3 hats as a tribute to Earnhardt on Friday, the actual 10-year anniversary of his death. A victory Sunday certainly looked possible after RCR cars were strong throughout Speedweeks. Then it all fell apart. Harvick, who finished third in last year's Sprint Cup standings, said it was a tough way to start the new season. "Obviously, you come to the biggest race of the year, and have that happen right off the bat is just something that you don't really want to happen," Harvick said. "It's just one of those things that happens. We go years and years without engine failures, and they do a great job on that. It happens." Harvick's car lasted only 22 laps before sustaining what his team suspected was a broken engine block. Burton's car then gave up after 92 laps. RATINGS NEW YORK — The Daytona 500's television ratings are up from last year. Trevor Bayne's surprise win Sunday on Fox drew an 8.7 rating and 20 share. That's up 13 percent from the 7.7/16 in 2010, good news for a sport that has been losing viewers. Ratings represent the percentage of all homes with televisions tuned into a

free throws that sealed the win. Jardine had 20 points and six assists for the Orange (236, 10-6), while Jackson had 18 points, five rebounds and four blocks. No. 3 Kansas 92, Oklahoma State 65 LAWRENCE, Kan. — Marcus Morris had 27 points and No. 3 Kansas brushed off the suspension of point guard Tyshawn Taylor, romping past Oklahoma State 92-65. The Jayhawks (26-2, 11-2 Big 12) hit eight of their first 10 shots and pulled away from the outmanned Cowboys with an 18-2 spree that led to a 52-28 halftime bulge. Marshall Moses had 27 points for Oklahoma State (1611, 4-9).



PHILADELPHIA — For one night free throw shooting in the Big East turned upside down. No. 17 Syracuse, last in the 16-team league in that stat at 65.5 percent, made the foul shots that counted Monday night in a 69-64 victory over No. 15 Villanova, the conference's best team at 76.8 percent. Scoop Jardine and Rick Jackson — a couple of Philly kids — combined for 38 points and freshman Dion Waiters, another Philadelphia product, and Jackson made the final

RALEIGH — Kellie Harper sat on the North Carolina State bench with a wide smile while her players celebrated and jumped around on the sideline as the clock steadily ticked down. When the horn sounded, that sideline celebration spilled to midcourt while fans ran to join them. Amber White scored 23 points to help the Wolfpack beat the 13th-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels 88-72 , finally giving Harper's bunch a breakthrough victory after a series of moralebending losses.

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GROAT ELECTED LUBBOCK, Texas — Former NL MVP Dick Groat was elected to the College Baseball Hall of Fame. Groat played shortstop at Duke from 1951-52, helping lead the Blue Devils to their first College World Series appearance before playing 14 big league seasons, mostly with Pittsburgh, and winning the 1960 NL MVP.

NFL WASHINGTON — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch emerged with a smile and a positive outlook Monday after attending a fourth consecutive day of federally mediated negotiations between the NFL and the players' union. "Things are going well right now," said Batch, a member of the NFL Players Association executive committee. "We'll see how things progress over the next couple days."

NHL ST. LOUIS — Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane keyed a four-goal second period with a goal and assist apiece and goalie Corey Crawford had a strong game for the second straight day as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues 5-3 Monday. Islanders 5, Panthers 1 UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Matt Moulson scored three times for his second straight multigoal game, Al Montoya stopped 20 shots and the Islanders cruised. Capitals 1, Penguins 0 PITTSBURGH — Alex Ovechkin scored the only goal and Michal Neuvirth was perfect for the second straight time against the Penguins.


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smoke billows from Kevin Harvick's car after an engine problem. program. Shares represent the percentage of all homes with TVs in use at the time. REMEMBERING DALE DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Even though the 10-year anniversary of Dale Earnhardt's death came two days earlier, there were plenty of people remembering The Intimidator. Two-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart wore a black, No. 3 baseball cap. So did most everyone at Richard Childress Racing. Daytona officials had a huge No. 3 painted in the infield grass. On the third lap, Fox television broadcasters observed a moment of silence while fans saluted Earnhardt by holding up three fingers. NASCAR officials showed a highlight video of previous Daytona 500s during the pre-race drivers meeting, and the late Earnhardt was prominent in the piece.

memory. New pavement made for a fast track that produced speeds over 200 mph throughout Speedweeks, and a new style of two-car tandem racing that required intense mental focus and the trust of other drivers. Bayne proved he was up for the challenge in a qualifying race four days before the 500 when he pushed fourtime champion Jeff Gordon around the track for most of the 150-mile event. Consider that his parents still have a Gordon poster hanging in Bayne’s childhood bedroom in Knoxville, Tenn. “I’m watching thinking I can’t believe he’s drafting with Jeff Gordon, at 200 mph, down the backstretch,” his mother, Stephanie, said. But the Baynes learned long ago not to underestimate the oldest of their three children. He’d been racing since he was 5 with the backing of his father, Rocky, and knew by 12 he needed to move to North Carolina and hook on with a NASCAR team. His break came with Dale Earnhardt Inc. when he was 15, and Bayne made the

move — alone — to a condominium outside of Charlotte, N.C. Although Rocky spent several days a week with his son, Bayne was essentially navigating through life on his own, relying on team employees to give him rides to and from work because he was too young for a legal driver’s license. His parents never questioned his decision. “He’s always been a mature kid, he’s an incredible boy,” his mother said. “He makes really smart choices, and I’ve never worried about him. He’s a real likable boy.” NASCAR is banking on America feeling the same way about Bayne. Faced with sagging television ratings and sinking attendance, NASCAR has been searching for something or someone to excite its aging fan base. Even before Sunday there had been hope that Bayne and several of his peers could catch the attention of America. With the victory, Bayne goes front and center before the public much faster than anyone had imagined and NASCAR will quickly find out if he’s enough to help Fox sustain overnight ratings for Sunday’s race that were up 13 percent over last year.

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CHARLOTTE — Since taking charge of the Charlotte Bobcats in 2006, Michael Jordan has made 13 trades involving 35 players. Yet while half the roster is seemingly mentioned in various trade reports, coach Paul Silas doesn’t anticipate another major move before Thursday’s trade deadline. “It doesn’t seem like it,” Silas said Monday night. “There’s been talk, there’s always talk, but if you give up something you’ve got to get something. That’s a major problem. People want to take what you have and give you nothing back. So that’s not going to happen. We’ll keep what we have and go with it.” While things could change before Thursday, that’s welcome news to top scorers Stephen Jackson and Gerald Wallace. Jackson, who still has two years and $19 million left on his contract after this season, and Wallace, who is owed about $21 million during that time, have been named in numerous reports as possible players Jordan could move to lower the payroll of his money-losing team. “At the end of the day I’ve got a great job wherever I’m at,” Jackson said. “I would love to be here, though.” After a terrible 9-19 start got Larry Brown fired, the Bobcats (24-32) have played much better under Silas to move within a game of the Indiana Pacers (24-30) for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. • NEWARK, N.J. — While the Nets remain confident about acquiring Carmelo Anthony, a person familiar with the trade talks says New Jersey is interested in acquiring some former Knicks if the Denver Nuggets decide to ship Anthony to New York. • NEW YORK — The NBA All-Star game has earned its highest television rating since Michael Jordan's last appearance in 2003. The Western Conference's 148-143 win Sunday night on TNT featuring a duel between Kobe Bryant and LeBron James drew a 5.2 rating. That's up 37 percent from last year, part of a season of strong

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The baseball notebook ... Cliff Lee arrived at spring training with a big contract and a muscle strain. The Philadelphia Phillies left-hander, signed to a $120 million, five-year deal during the offseason, said Monday the strain under his left armpit was the reason his first bullpen session lasted just eight pitches a week ago. Lee completed his next two pitching sessions last week and took part in fielding practice during the first week of camp. He felt discomfort while playing catch last month in Arkansas. “I had a little minor, something going on in my armpit,” Lee said in Clearwater, Fla. “I called the trainers, went to Philadelphia, and they diagnosed it. I didn’t throw for a few days, built back up and here I am. I’m perfectly fine and right with everyone else. It’s not really a major issue.” A-ROD Across the bay in Tampa, Alex Rodriguez arrived at Yankees camp and talked about the snack seen ‘round the world. The third baseman, known for dating actress Kate Hudson during the 2009 World Series, was pic-




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

Grading & Hauling

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

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

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


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

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

$10 to start. Earn 40%. Call 704-607-4530 or 704-754-2731


Trainees Needed! Learn to drive at Future Truckers of America! Earn $700 per week! No experience needed! Job ready in 4 weeks! Company Sponsored CDL training & Special WIA Funding Available at Future Truckers of America!

1-800-610-3777 Drivers

Drivers- CDL-A. WE NEED DRIVERS! Above Average Pay for Above Average Drivers! Teams, Solos & CDL Grads Welcome. CALL TODAY! 800942-2104, Ext. 238 or 243.

Stoner Painting Contractor

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

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

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

Lookingfor aNewPetora CleanerHouse? You’re likely to find them and much more in the Classifieds.

Salisbury Post 704-797-4220


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

P/T Clinical Nursing Instructor 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.

OTR Driver, leave on Sunday night or Monday morning, return on Thurs. Must have CDL-A w/HazMat. 704-361-3867

Certified Med Techs needed. Best of Care Assisted Living, 234 Northdale Ave., Kannapolis. 704-933-4339. Healthcare

F/T CMA, CNA II or LPN Great benefits. Fax resume to 704-216-2011

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 Nail Technician needed, Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. Pay with commission or by hour 704-279-8319 Other

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


Dining Table, seats 6 w/ matching hutch $400 for both obo. Call 704-6471577, ask for Susan

Electronics JVC Audio/Video Control Receiver, Powered Infinity subwoofer, 6 JBL speakers. Excel. Cond. $150. Rockwell. Please call 704-279-8333 Speakers. 2 Bose 201 Series IV Direct/Reflecting Speakers. Excellent cond. Cost $200. Sacrifice for $75. Rockwell 704-202-5022

Farm Equipment & Supplies

NEED home care or child care? Certified Nursing Assistant looking to work evenings. References provided. Salisbury/ Concord area. Carol, 704-279-5750

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

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

Arts, Crafts & Hobbies Cotton Fabric. About 22 yards of various children's prints. 8 different designs. $35 for all. 704-279-8694

Clothes Adult & Children

table. Nice Kitchen 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 Assorted Lego pieces, different sizes. $30. 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

Hunting and Fishing 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

Fuel & Wood

Trolling Motor - Minn Kota, foot controlled, 4 speed, 24 lb. Thrust, low hrs., used very little. $200 firm. 980-621-1520

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

Machine & Tools

Furniture & Appliances

SAWMILLSCut Band/Chainsaw. lumber any dimension, anytime. Build anything from furniture to homes. IN STOCK ready to ship. From $4090. www.NorwoodSawmills.c om/300N. 1-800-6617747

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

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

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

Computers & Software

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

Boots. Women's Timberland boots 8½M, white / blue $40. 704-640-4373 after 5pm Clothes. Women's 3X-4X, 15 pieces, $2 each. Please call 704-640-4373 after 5 p.m.


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

Bed, full size, dresser with mirror, like new, quality construction. 704637-3679 Bedroom suite, new 5 piece. All for $297.97. Hometown Furniture, 322 S. Main St. 704-633-7777


Process Server, serving Legal documents. Experience required. Email resume to

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

Seeking Employment


Furniture & Appliances

Rosetta Stone - $75 Windows 7 - $50 Photoshop CS5 - $50 Call Chris 704-970-6562

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



25 Truck Driver

Skilled Labor

Computers & Software

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

Bedroom suite. 3 piece Mahogany. With mirrors. $250. Please call 704213-9191 for more info.

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

Misc For Sale ANDERSON'S SEW & SO, Husqvarna, Viking Sewing Machines. Patterns, Notions, Fabrics. 10104 Old Beatty Ford Rd., Rockwell. 704-279-3647 Aquarium, 55gal with pine stand, hood, lights & Magnum 350 filter, $300. Call 704-213-1215 Basketball Goal - $60 Antique Pie Safe - $250 Rockwell. 336-239-4942

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

~ 704-202-2390 ~

B & L Home Improvement

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


Earl's Lawn Care

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

3Mowing 3Yard Cleanup 3Trimming Bushes

3Landscaping 3Mulching 3Core Aeration 3Fertilizing FREE Estimates


704-636-3415 704-640-3842

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

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

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

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

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

Cleaning Services

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

90+ COLLEGE CREDITS? Serve one weekend a month as a National Guard Officer. 16 career fields, $50,000 student loan repayment, bonus, benefits, tuition assistance, more!

for local co. Must have CDL, 2 yrs. exper. & clean driving record. Benefits avail. Call 704-638-9987


Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

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

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


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





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Giving away kittens or puppies?

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

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.




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

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

Got puppies or kittens for sale?

MISSING!!!! Black & white male Shihtzu near Christiana Lutheran Church. REWARD offered for return of dog!!! Call 704-202-5574

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

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

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

~ 704-633-5344 ~

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

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

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

Sweet Pomeranian Puppies!

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

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

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

8B • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2011 Misc For Sale

Misc For Sale

Misc For Sale



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WANTED 10 HOMES needing siding windows or metal roofs. Save thousands during our 2011 show case home search. ALL CREDIT ACCEPTED. No money down. $89/mo. Call 1866-668-8681

AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified. Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance. 877-300-9494.

YOUR DONATE Receive VEHICLE$1000 Grocery Coupon. United Breast Cancer Free Foundation. Mammograms, Breast Cancer info: Free Towing, Tax Deductible, Non-Runners Accepted, 1-888-468-5964.

Stop Smoking~Lose Weight It's Easy & Very Effective Decide Today 704-933-1982 Moving boxes, used from Allied Vans. 70 available. All sizes w/packing paper. $4/box. 704-762-9371 Bingham Smith Lumber Co. !!!NOW AVAILABLE!!! Metal Roofing Many colors. Custom lengths, trim, accessories, & trusses. Call 980-234-8093 Patrick Smith

BINGHAM-SMITH LUMBER CO. Save money on lumber. Treated and Untreated. Round Fence Post in all sizes. Save extra when buying full units. Call Patrick at 980-234-8093. DISH NETWORK'S Lowest All-Digital Price as low as $24.99/mo plus Free HD For Life! Call for limited time bonus! Call Now. 1-888-679-4649 Fish Pond, free form, 51" x 32", 18" deep, heavy duty black plastic. 3 builtin plant shelves. Cost $170. Excellent condition $80. 704-279-8694 Gas Grill – Jenn-Air, 4 burner stainless steel gas grill. $500 obo. Call Susan at 704-647-1577

Hay for Sale

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

Lumber All New!

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

Rug Liquidation Sale! 75% Off Every Rug. Free now. Shipping/buy 200,000 Rugs Must Go 1-866-647-3965 Sewing machines, portable. 2 avail. $60 ea. RND oil drums, 550 gallon, $70. 300 gallon, $40. 704-857-5445

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

Television, DVD & Video

Shark Steam cleaner, Hunter Ceiling $75; Sports Fan, $60; Autographed Football card, Joe Montana, $15. 704-633-7757.

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

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Want to Buy Merchandise

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

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

Timber wanted - Pine or hardwood. 5 acres or more select or clear cut. Shaver Wood Products, Inc. Call 704-278-9291.



Call today about our Private Party Special!

704-797-4220 *some restrictions apply

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

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

Learn To Operate a Crane or Bull Dozer. Heavy Equipment National Training. Certification. Financial & Placement Assistance. Georgia School of Construction. Use code "NCCNH." 1-888218-4460

Lost & Found Found 2 Male Dachshund, (1) light & chocolate color and (1) light brown & gray. Found at Old Beatty Ford Rd. & Organ Church Rd intersection on 2/17/11. 704-279-1788 Found Cat. Older, looks to be Himalayan, Thursday, Feb. 17 in Cooper Rd area. 704855-4528. Found Dog in Souther Rowan County near Hwy 52 & Old Beatty Ford Rd. 704-756-9843

Business Opportunities ALL CASH VENDING ROUTE. Be your own 25bossmachines/candy all for $9,995. All major credit cards accepted. 1-877915-8222. Vend3.

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

Free Stuff

Are you selling your home?

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

COLLEGE ATTEND ONLINE from home. Medical, Business, Paralegal, Accounting, Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. Call 888-899-6918.

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

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

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.



Cat - free to loving home, 2 yr. old female, blue eyes, call between 10am and 6pm at 704 636 1054


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

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

Homes for Sale

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Homes for Sale Salisbury

Awesome Location

East Rowan

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

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

Fulton Heights

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

Homes for Sale


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

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

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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 schools. Rowan/Rockwell Asking $79,500. 704-2795674 or 704-637-1202

Convenient Location 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 Rockwell


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

Genesis Realty 704-933-5000 Foreclosure Experts

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

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

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

PRICE REDUCED $27K – 365 D. Earnhardt Rd. 3BR, 2BA, on 3.11 acres, Large rooms with great closet/storage space, oversized garage. A definite must see!! Priced in the $200's!! Motivated Seller, bring offers. MLS #50302 Teresa Rufty, TMR Realty, Inc. 704-433-2582 Rockwell

Beautiful, Renovated Home

Convenient Location

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

Move-In Condition! Salisbury

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Bring All Offers

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

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

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

New Listing

East Rowan

New Listing

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

Great Location

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

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

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

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



2 BR, 1 BA, hardwood floors, detached carport, handicap ramp. $99,900 R47208 B&R Realty 704.633.2394 Salisbury & Shelby, 2, 3 & 4 BR, starting at $29,900! Must see! Call today 704-633-6035


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

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- Walk in pantry - TV niche above fireplace for HDT V - Covered porche s Raised patio

In fact, no one even comes close. Call your realtor to get your home listed in color in the paper and online at

- On demand gas hot water heater - Quiet cul de sac street - Close to town, No city taxes R46575A $279 900

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Homes for Sale


Real Estate Services Allen Tate Realtors Daniel Almazan, Broker 704-202-0091

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

Homes for Sale

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

More Details = Faster Sales!

Homes for Sale


B & R REALTY 704-633-2394

Century 21 Towne & Country 474 Jake Alexander Blvd. (704)637-7721 Forest Glen Realty Darlene Blount, Broker 704-633-8867 KEY REAL ESTATE, INC. 1755 U.S. HWY 29. South China Grove, NC 28023 704-857-0539 Rebecca Jones Realty 610 E. Liberty St, China Grove 704-857-SELL

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

Investment Property

Investment Property

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

Real Estate Commercial

China Grove

Child Care Facility/Commercial Bldg.

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

Homes for Sale Salisbury

New Home

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

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

W. Rowan 1.19 acs. Old Stony Knob Rd. Possible owner financing. Reduced $19,900. 704-640-3222 Forest Creek. 3 Bedroom, 1.5 bath. New home priced at only $98,900. R48764 B&R Realty 704.633.2394

W. Rowan



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.

New Listing

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

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

Lots for Sale

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


New Listing

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


Over 2 Acres

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

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


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

Unique Property

Mechanics DREAM Home, 28x32 shop with lift & air compressor, storage space & ½ bath. All living space has been completely refurbished. Property has space that could be used as a home office or dining room, deck on rear, 3 BR, 1 BA. R51824A $164,500 B&R Realty, Monica Poole 704-245-4628 Salisbury. 2 or 3 bedroom Townhomes. For information, call Summit Developers, Inc. 704-797-0200 Spencer


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

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

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

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

A Country Paradise

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

Airport Rd., 1BR with stove, refrig., garbage pickup & water incl. Month-month lease. No pets. $400/mo+$300 deposit. Furnished $425/mo. 704-279-3808 Airport Road, All elec. 2 BR, 1 BA. $450per month + dep. & lease. Call 704-637-0370

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

Houses for Rent

Manufactured Home for Rent

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

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

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

Salisbury. 4BR, 1½BA. Central air/heat. Carpet. $625/mo. + deposit. Call 704-636-3307

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

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

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

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

China Grove. One room eff. w/ private bathroom & kitchenette. All utilities incl'd. $379/mo. + $100 deposit. 704-857-8112 CLANCY HILLS APARTMENTS 1, 2 & 3 BR, conveniently located in Salisbury. Handicap accessible units available. Section 8 assistance available. 704-6366408. Office Hours: M–F 9:00-12:00. TDD Relay Equal 1-800-735-2962 Housing Opportunity.

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

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 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!

Colonial Village Apts.

3BR, 2BA home at Crescent Heights. Call 704-239-3690 for info.

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

Fulton St. 3 BR, 1 ½ BA. Refrigerator, stove furnished. Rent $725, Dep., $700. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

Duplexes & Apts, Rockwell$500-$600. TWO Bedrooms Marie Leonard-Hartsell Wallace Realty 704-239-3096

Granite Quarry, 309 Aspen Ave., 3 BR, 2 BA, $750/mo. + $750 deposit. 704-855-5353

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.

Lovely Duplex

Granite Quarry. 3BR, garage. 2BA. Double 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 I rented my house so quickly! What great results! ~T.C., Cleveland

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

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

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

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

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

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

2 BR, 1 BA, close to Salisbury High. Rent $425, dep. $400. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 2BR brick duplex with carport, convenient to hospita. $450 per month. 704-637-1020 AAA+ Apartments $425-$950/mo. Chambers Realty 704-637-1020 Airport Rd. Duplex. 2BR, 2BA. $575/mo. 2BR, 1BA $550/mo., lease + dep., water furnished. No pets. Call 704-637-0370

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. 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

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

704-633-1234 China Grove. 2BR, 2BA. All electric. Clean & safe. No pets. $575/month + deposit. 704-202-0605




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 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

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


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 Salisbury 345 Cromer Rd. & 504 Cruise Rd, 3BRs in countryside, $850/mo. & 922 N. Main St. 3BR, $650/mo. 704-645-9986

Salisbury City. 2BR / 1BA, new vinyl, new roof, fenced bk yd. $495/mo + dep. 704-640-5750 Salisbury city. 3BR, 1BA. New central air & heat. Total electric. $550/ mo. + dep. 704-640-5750

Prime Location, 1800+ sq.ft. (will consider subdividing) 5 private offices, built in reception desk. Large open space with dividers, 2 bathrooms and breakroom. Ample parking 464 Jake Alexander Blvd. 704-223-2803 RESTAURANT Exceptionally clean, well maintained restaurant. Building & all equipment lease for $2900 / month Call 704-310-0346 to schedule viewing & for more information.

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

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

Condos and Townhomes

Condos and Townhomes

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


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

East Area. 2BR, water, trash. Limit 2. Dep. req. No pets. Call 704-6367531 or 704-202-4991 East Area. 2BR/2BA, on 3 acre private lot, carport, appls, $600/mo. + dep. No pets. 704-202-4668

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

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

Ford Mustang GT Premium Coupe, 2008. Performance White clearcoat w/Light Graphite interior. Stock #T11263A. $24,879. 1-800-542-9758. Chrysler Sebring GTC, 2006. Silver steel metallic clearcoat, black vinyl top & dark slate gray interior. Stock #T11257A. $7,979. 1-800-542-9758

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

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

Great Area!

Faith area. 1525 Rainey Road, 2BR, 1BA. Central heat & air, appliances, & dryer, washer water/sewer, quiet area. No pets. $450/mo. + deposit. 704-279-2939

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

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

Resort & Vacation Rentals EXIT TIMESHARE NOW Tired of your timeshare? Over escalating maintenance fees? Just want out? NO Upfront listing fees! 100% Guaranteed results! Call us now 866221-4966

Dodge Charger SXT, 2006. Silver steel metallic clearcoat exterior with dark/light slate gray interior. Stock #F11177A. $14,279.1-800-542-9758

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

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

Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie, 2007. Inferno red crystal clearcoat w/medium slate gray interior. Stock# Badboy. $36,979. 1-800542-9758

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

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

Financing Available! 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


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

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

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

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


Office Space

They don't build them like this anymore!

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

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

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

Salisbury 421 Faith Rd. Approx. 1,000 sq. ft. commercial property. $625 / mo. + dep. 704-633-9556


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


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

Houses for Rent

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

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



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

All Lots Reduced 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 704-202-3663 Yontz. B&R Realty



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

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

Ford Focus SES, 2010. Ebony exterior w/ charcoal black interior. Stock #P7626. $17,879. 1-800-542-9758

Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, 2008. Silver w/ Dark Slate Gray. Stock #T11223A. $19,179. 1-800-542-9758

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.

Cadillac CTS, 2006. Blackberry exterior w/ebony interior. Stock #F11236A. $16,779. Call Now 1-800-542-9758.

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

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

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

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

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

Statesville Blvd., Suitable for beauty shop or office. Please Call 704-636-6100 Warehouse space / manufacturing as low as $1.25/sq. ft./yr. Deposit. Call 704-431-8636

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

Ford Fusion SE, 2010. Smokestone metallic w/medium light stone interior. Stock #P7634. $17,679. 1-800-542-9758.

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

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

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

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Toyota Prius Touring, 2007. Driftwood Pearl w/ Bisque interior. Stock #P7594A $14,979. 1-800-542-9758 Toyota Avalon XLS Sedan, 2002. Woodland Pearl interior. Stock w/Ivory #T11232A. $11,879. 1-800-542-9758

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

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


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

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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

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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

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

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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

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Saturn Aura XE-4, 2009. blue exterior Deep w/gray interior. Stock #T10726B. $13,879. 1-800-542-9758

4. The ability to weed out nuisance calls by fully describing the item, and including the price. The most qualified and serious prospects need a reason to call. Use enough description to tell them why your item is the right one for them.

Suzuki Forenza Base Sedan, 2006. Cobalt blue metallic w/gray interior. Stock #F11114A. $7,977 1-800-542-9758.

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

We Do Taxes!! Over 150 vehicles in Stock!

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2011 Happy 4th Birthday to the best son & grandson around!

Kaden Walker!

Happy 1st Birthday to my son, Austin Harkey! I love you very much. Da-Da

Happy Birthday Jesse James B. We love you so much! Judy & Roger

Happy 17th Birthday Matthew Miller! You're my sunshine! Trust in the Lord Always! Love ya, Mom & Dad

Happy Belated 9th Birthday Talijah. Love, Brit Brit, Helen, Kaela, Auntie Felicia & Jalicia

Happy 18th Birthday to a wonderful young lady, Ashley L. We love you! MawMaw, Connie and Cody

"Happy Talijah Day" Hope you get all the hugs, kisses and love you deserve. Love, Auntie D!

Happy Birthday to our daughter-in-law, Ann B. Love you, Gary and Ann

Happy Belated 9th Birthday Talijah, big girl now. Love Auntie Shannon & Kids

Happy Birthday Sheridan D. Love, Mallory, Lara, T.J., and Kory

Happy Belated Birthday to our cousin Talijah. Love Family from Statesville

Happy Birthday to the love of my life, John Crawford. Forever, Your wife M.

Enjoy your day



Love, Mom, Dad & Grandparents

We Love You!

Parents: Nikki Austin & Daryl Harkey; Pawpaw & Mawmaw Austin and Nanna Gail


Happy Belated Birthday to my 1st Grandchild, Talijah. Love, Grandma

Happy birthday to my sister, Janet Bute. Love Edith

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

MawMaws Kozy Kitchen

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To my nephew, happy birthday Kaden Walker. Love, Auntie La'Quanda Happy 2nd birthday to Aniya from Aunt Edith & La'Quanda Happy 1st Birthday Austin H. We love you! Auntie Stephanie & Family Happy Birthday to my grandson on his 1st Birthday. Me-Maw Leatherman love you very mush. Happy Birthday John Crawford. We love you Daddy, have a great day! Love, all your girls

18 WORDS MAX. Number of free greetings per recipient is limited to 4.

In Person: 131 W. Innes Street Online: (under Website Forms, bottom right column)

We want to be your flower shop!

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

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





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

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

5550 Hwy 601 • Salisbury, NC 28147 • 704-647-9807 S40137

HOURS: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 11AM-8PM Wednesday 11AM-3PM • Closed on Sundays S48968


Happy Belated 9th Birthday Talijah. Love, Mom & Tanasia Happy Belated Birthday Melissa Hoosier D. Have a wonderful birthday. May all your wishes come true. Love you, Momma

Austin Scott Harkey



Happy Belated Birthday Lil Lala. Love Grandma Colleen, O.J. & Qwana

We Love You

Happy Birthday


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2011 • 11B

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

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

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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.

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David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee, By: Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC Attorneys for David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee 2550 West Tyvola Road, Suite 520, Charlotte, NC 28217 704-442-9500


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WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Petitioner vs. JOSIE M. BLACKWELL AND STOKES W. BLACKWELL, Respondent(s) TO: Josie M. Blackwell and Stokes W. Blackwell

Toyota 4Runner SR5, 2005. Titanium Metallic w/ Stone interior. Stock #T11170A. $19,977. 1-800-542-9758

Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above entitled special proceeding. The nature of the relief being sought is as follows: Petition for Surplus Funds pursuant to N.C.G.S. 45-21.32(a) for determination of ownership of such funds paid into the Court resulting from the foreclosure sale of 130 River Country Rd, Salisbury, NC 28146, North Carolina pursuant to a power of sale contained in the deed of trust executed on November 24, 1997 by Stokes W. Blackwell and Josie M. Blackwell. This matter is currently scheduled for hearing with the Rowan County Clerk of Superior Court on April 25, 2011 at 11:00 AM.

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You are required to make defense to such pleading not later than 40 days after February 8, 2011 and upon your failure to do so the party seeking service against you will apply to the court for the relief sought.

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

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


Dodge Dakota SLT Extended Cab, 2006. Black clearcoat with Medium Slate Gray interior. Stock #F10549A. $15,879. 1-800-542-9758

Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Dennis Davidson Sr, and wife, Jennifer Davidson; and Dennis Davidson Jr aka Dennis E Davidson Jr to TRSTE, -Inc., Trustee(s), which was dated October 9, 2001 and recorded on October 9, 2001 in Book 0920 at Page 0585, Rowan County Registry, North Carolina.

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

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

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Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 808 South Church Street, Salisbury, NC 28144. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS WHERE IS." There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Dennis E. Davidson, Sr. and wife, Jennifer A. Davidson and Dennis Davidson, Jr..

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

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Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on February 24, 2011 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rowan County, North Carolina, to wit: BEGINNING AT AN IRON PIPE IN THE NORTHWEST SIDE OF SOUTH CHURCH STREET ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE CURB, SAID IRON PIPE BEING 96.6 FEET SOUTH 45 DEGREES 32 MINUTES WEST FROM THE BACK EDGE OF THE CONCRETE SIDEWALK ON MCCUBBINS STREET; THENCE WITH THE WEST MARGIN OF SOUTH CHURCH STREET AND THE BACK SIDE OF THE CURB, SOUTH 45 DEGREES 32 MINUTES WEST 45 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE, J.L. HERRINGTON'S CORNER; THENCE WITH THE HERRINGTON'S LINE, NORTH 39 DEGREES WEST 96.5 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE NORTH 45 DEGREES 21 MINUTES EAST 40 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 41 DEGREES 58 MINUTES EAST 95 FEET TO THE POINT AND PLACE OF BEGINNING .

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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.

Dated: January 31, 2011

Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring, 2006. Bright silver metallic clearcoat w/pastel slate gray interior. Stock #T11201B. $8,679. 1-800-542-9758

Over 150 vehicles in Stock!

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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.

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.

We Do Taxes!!


Address of property: 2445 N US Hwy 29, Salisbury, NC 28144 Tax Parcel ID: 048 016 Present Record Owners: James David Loftin a/k/a James D. Loftin and Jodi L Loftin


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

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UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by James David Loftin a/k/a James D. Loftin and Jodi L Loftin, dated January 13, 2005 and recorded on March 17, 2005, in Book No. 1031, at Page 802 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rowan County, North Carolina; and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness secured thereby and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements contained therein and, pursuant to demand of the holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will place for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at Rowan County Courthouse, Salisbury, North Carolina on February 23, 2011 at 1:00 PM that parcel of land, including improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the City of Salisbury, County of Rowan, State of North Carolina, and being more particularly described in the above referenced Deed of Trust.

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.

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

Ford Explorer XLT, 2010. Black exterior with interior. Stock black #P7619. $25,679. 1-800542-9758


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

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

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Nissan Altima 2.5 S Coupe, 2009. Code Red Metallic w/Charcoal interior. Stock #F10363A. $19,779. 1-800-542-9758


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

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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

An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy.

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

We Do Taxes!! Over 150 vehicles in Stock!

Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, Substitute Trustee By: Attorney, Brock & Scott, PLLC Attorneys for Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200, Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988, FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 10-26029-FC01

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Donating plasma a noble commitment Dear Dr. Gott: I am a 58year-old male who donates plasma twice a week. I’ve been doing this for four or five years. I get paid $50 a week, which helps in today’s times. Should I be worried about long-term effects? For example, will my vein at some point possibly colDR. PETER lapse, since I use my left GOTT arm all the time? Should I worry about scar-tissue buildup or anything else? Dear Reader: There are three types of cells in our blood — red cells, white cells and platelets. Red blood cells are most prominent, giving blood its characteristic red color. Their purpose is to carry oxygen from the lungs throughout the body. White blood cells help fight infection. Platelets aid clotting. Plasma, on the other hand, is a watery, yellowish fluid in which blood cells are suspended. It makes up about 55 percent of our total blood volume. Plasma is prepared by spinning a tube of fresh blood containing an anticoagulant in a centrifuge until the blood cells drop to the bottom of the tube. The plasma is then drawn off during donation, and some of the red blood cells collected are recycled back into the body. Some people, such as you, donate plasma twice weekly. Providing you are healthy, your plasma should be restored within 48

hours following donation, with a minimum of 48 hours between donations. People who donate plasma for money assist research companies and drug manufacturers, but your plasma will not be given directly to someone who is ill. That fact should not prevent anyone from making this noble commitment. Other than the “common” side effects of lightheadedness, nausea and fatigue associated with donation, some of the more serious but quite uncommon considerations include abdominal pain, difficulty breathing, seizures and an allergic reaction around the puncture site. Beyond that, I don’t know of any longterm medical consequences. Should you experience any unusual symptoms, speak with your primary-care physician or the personnel at the center where you donate. They may suggest you temporarily decrease your pattern. Most centers allow a maximum of two donations per week and deny more. Plasma donation is more involved than whole blood in terms of the time involved, taking up to or more than two hours each time. Perhaps that is why it pays as well as it does. Plasma is used for a variety of medical purposes, such as with assisting burn victims, hemophiliacs, those with primary immunodeficiency, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, transplant recipients, genetic lung disorders, liver conditions, and some neurological and autoimmune disorders. While you may receive monetary reciprocation, I ad-

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Look at only the South hand. You open one spade, and partner raises to two spades. What would you do next, if anything? We are looking at helpsuit game-tries. When opener bids one of major and responder raises to two of that major, if the opener rebids three of a minor, it shows some extra values (six losers or 15-17 support points) and is asking for help — high cards or shortage — in that minor. And here is a key point: When opener has a choice, he bids his weaker minor — as in this deal. South, adding three points for his singleton, is worth a game-try. And he rebids in clubs because he does not want his partner to have three losers there. North signs off in three spades despite his nearmaximum because of those three club losers. Well bid — although even

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‘Spider-Man’ musical asks famed director for help NEW YORK (AP) — The trouble-plagued Broadway musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” has hired a veteran director to help with the show’s sound and arrangements. Show spokesman Rick Miramontez says Paul Bogaev will be working with U2’s Bono and The Edge on the music for the $65 million show.

Bogaev was musical director on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Starlight Express” and “Sunset Boulevard.” “Spider-Man” is set to open March 15. It has been delayed several times, had a main actress quit and suffered numerous accidents that have left several actors hospitalized. Bogaev won a Tony nom-

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Active weather is expected across both the East and West Coasts on Tuesday. A low pressure system in the Midwest will continue making its way eastward, throughout the day. The system may bring a few more rain and snow showers to the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern states as it quickly pushes offshore. The front associated with this system will push southward and extend from eastern Texas into northern Florida, hovering just along the Gulf Coast. Expect precipitation totals to be significantly lower than Monday, with near an inch of snow across southern New England and high elevations of the Southern Appalachians in the early morning hours. Cloudy skies and a chance for rain showers are likely in the South. Behind this system, a large ridge of high pressure builds in from Canada, and pushes cold air in from the North. This ridge will allow for a dry and sunny day, but brings the return of brisk temperatures to the Central US. Expect the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest to see highs in the 20s, while the Mid-Mississippi River Valley and Central Plains will see highs in the 40s. Out West, two low pressure systems affect the West Coast on Tuesday. One low skirts down the West Coast, kicking up clouds and triggering light showers along the coast of California. Meanwhile, another system moves into the Pacific Northwest from the Gulf of Alaska. This will bring periods of heavy rain to the coasts, while the Cascades will see more snow. Snow levels will start the day around 2,000 feet, falling to around 1,000 feet by Tuesday evening.

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