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PREPARED FOR APPEALS Revaluations set to arrive this week BY KARISSA MINN

Revaluation notices will be mailed out Tuesday and begin arriving in Rowan County mailboxes this week, letting property owners know how much the county thinks their homes and businesses are worth. Staff at the county assessor’s office are anticipating between 10,000 and 12,000 informal appeals of the new values, said Barbara McGuire, the county’s real and personal property manager. County Tax Administrator Jerry Rowland said many property owners are expecting values to go down, but the real estate market here has been a bit steadier than elsewhere. Values might be higher than people expect. Residents who don’t agree with the county about what their property is worth can submit an informal appeal by filling out the form attached to the revaluation notice. (The top portion should be saved, especially when requesting an appeal.) The more documentation property owners give for their reasons, the better. “Please don’t say it’s too high or it didn’t go down enough,” McGuire said. “Actually give us some data.” That can include a complete appraisal report from within the past two years, a recent sale listing with asking price or a list of addresses of nearby homes that the property owner thinks are similar in value. McGuire said it can help to tell the county if there have been foreclosures in the area, because it isn’t allowed to include them in its revaluation data. If the property is in a floodplain or the property is substandard in some way, that also is good to include. When setting values, the assessor’s office already accounts for regular home maintenance and repair, but significant damage can lower a property’s value. “Photos are good for a quick resolu-


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Proposed budget would keep teachers, shift financial burden BY SARAH CAMPBELL

BY MIKE BAKER Associated Press

Gov. Bev Perdue’s two-year budget plan protects statefunded teacher and teacher assistant positions, but local school systems could end up bearing the burden of other costs. Although the classroom would be protected under the proposal, local districts say the cuts to other areas will likely be deep. T a r a Officials seek ways T r e x l e r , to improve cell Rowan-Salphone coverage, i s b u r y communications School Sysat schools, 3A tem’s chief financial officer, said the governor’s first draft is typically a “bestcase scenario.” “We have shared the same goal of retaining classroom jobs with the governor ...,” Trexler said in an e-mail to the Post. “However, it can be frustrating when the governor or

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The governor’s spending plan would require districts to pay for workers’ compensation claims, an estimated savings of $34.7 million to the state. Trexler said that change could add about $1 million to the district’s deficit. “This is an estimate and our actual losses would be evaluated and would affect the final premium if this were to pass in the final budget,” she said. Trexler said Eileen

CARY — North Carolina’s restaurant inspectors award top grades for sanitation even when the establishments they examine have obvious problems such as roach or rodent infestations, according to an Associated Press analysis of state and county records. Just one out of every 1,000 inspections over the past five years resulted in a “C” on the grade scale. And of more Looking at than 375,000 examina- school cafeterias tions during that span, only 17 facilities failed by scoring below a “C,” resulting in a brief shutdown. The average food service inspection led to a sanitation score of 98 out of 100 — a grade of high “A.” State rules limit how many points inspectors can deduct for specific violations, even critical ones, meaning that establishments must have a series of problems to record a “B” or lower. Because of that, scores at restaurants can give patrons a false sense that the kitchens producing their food have near-perfect cleanliness.



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Replacing school buses like these at Cleveland elementary school may fall on local officials to find ways to pay for it. others involved at the state level indicate that they are protecting teaching positions and teacher assistant funding, when they institute other line item cuts and then tack on a ‘flexible reduction’ to the tune of $4 million.” Trexler compared the line item reductions to giving someone $7 to go to the movies and then asking for $2 back before they go. “When you point out that you don’t have enough for the $7 ticket, I explain that I gave you $7,” she said.

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Inspections find no serious troubles at local eateries BY EMILY FORD

All Rowan County restaurants scored an “A” grade during 2010 health inspections. No restaurants had infestations of rodents or insects, but several needed to clean their ice machines, according to county and state inspection records provided by the Associated Press. Inspectors can deduct between one and four points from a restaurant’s score, depending on the violation. Last year, Rowan County restaurants had eight 4point violations and about 30 3-point violations, considered the most serious. Restaurants had dozens of 1-point and 2-point deductions. But all still scored at least 90 points to earn an “A.” One restaurant lost two points for evidence of roaches, although none were


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FRoM 1A “A critical violation is a risk factor,” said Dr. Angela Fraser, a food-safety education specialist at Clemson University who previously served on an advisory committee related to North Carolina’s sanitation ratings. “If a risk factor is present, it’s not a Grade A restaurant in my mind.” She said any restaurant with a critical violation should score a B or lower. During the most recent inspection at Mongolian & Thai restaurant in the town of Cary, outside Raleigh, a health examiner awarded an “A” grade despite finding three critical violations: A slicer was not clean, several types of cooked chicken were too cold and uncooked chicken had been sitting out so long it was almost at room temperature. Mongolian & Thai patron Neil Battle, 28, wasn’t bothered too much by those errors during a recent visit, saying the only sanitary issues that he really pays attention to are related to bugs. What Battle didn’t realize was the eatery also had two points deducted from its November inspection score for a roach “infestation” that included live bugs on the floor, on walls, on baking soda boxes and behind signs. There was also a lot of “roach debris,” according to the report. “If I was an inspector and saw bugs, I’d think at least 10 points should be taken off,” Battle said. Mongolian & Thai manager Haixia Liu said all violations listed in her restaurant’s recent inspection have been fixed, no bug problems currently exist and an exterminator comes regularly. Pest problems trigger a maximum two-point deduction from a restaurant’s score and are not considered critical because the science shows they are less likely to cause foodborne illness than other issues such as food handling. On hundreds of occasions, establishments with insect or rodent issues have still scored a 100 or higher because workers took a food-safety course that resulted in two bonus points. Many bug issues appeared to be small or isolated, with an inspector finding just flies, or one roach or evidence of a pest. Sometimes, however, inspectors find several bugs or signs of a more invasive problem. Republican Sen. Stan Bingham, a leader on health issues in the General Assembly, said he was disappointed to hear that restaurants with large

High scores Health inspectors in North Carolina conducted more than 375,000 examinations of food service establishments between the beginning of 2006 and the end of 2010. The average score was a 98, according to state and county data. Restaurants receive an "A" grade for a score of 90 and above; "B" for a score of 80 to 89.5; and "C" for 70 to 79.5. Here's a breakdown of how facilities scored: n 100-plus: 124,160 n 90-99.5: 247,286 n 80-89.5: 5,815 n 70-79.5: 335 n 60-69.5: 17 n 50-59.5: 2 SouRCe: STATe, CouNTy

dent at Old Edwards, said there have been no pest issues since then. Inspections show it hasn’t been a problem in recent years. • An inspection at Sub Tropics in Atlantic Beach scored a 91 in 2008 despite a string of problems including a “severe roach infestation.” The examiner cited dead roaches and flies the following year, for a score of 93.5. Then it cited bugs among the problems again in 2010 and awarded a score of 94.5. Repeated phone calls to the restaurant went unanswered. State officials changed the grading system in mid-2008 to put more emphasis on critical violations that are more likely to cause a health hazard. Inspectors who find employees not washing hands or keeping foods at improper temperatures can deduct a maximum

house at 802 S. Highland Ave. at 12:32 a.m., he said. Fowler had his seat belt fastened and suffered only minor injuries, Hosey said. No alcohol was involved, he said. According to Hosey, Fowler told authorities he’d had several tickets and was fleeing Washam because he did not want to lose his license. Fowler said he reached speeds of 95 mph during the incident, and

of four points Ñ down from five points before the rule changes added more deduction categories Ñ for each critical error. The inspector can return within 10 days to make sure the critical violation is fixed, although those corrections frequently happen on the spot. Any restaurant that scores below an “A” can also request a re-inspection within days to try to boost its grade. Restaurants that score less than a 70 Ñ the minimum level to grade as a “C” — are immediately shut down, but they can resume business by getting a re-inspection and getting a passing score. There are no “D” or “F” grades. Inspectors do have the option of seeking the immediate suspension of a permit if they find an imminent


How to contact your legislators pest problems were still scoring high “A” grades. He said he wants to discuss the issue further with state health officials. “I hate that you told me that,” Bingham said half-jokingly. He said he relies a lot on score postings to gauge a restaurant’s cleanliness and considers “B” grades to be essentially failing grades. Larry Michael, who leads the state of North Carolina’s food-protection efforts, said a major roach or rodent problem around food or foodpreparation areas would be grounds for the immediate suspension of a restaurant’s license. But local inspectors don’t appear to be exercising that option often, as some are finding severe problems and still providing establishments with “A” grades. Some other examples from around the state include: • In 2009, at a Havelock branch of Sonic Drive-In, an inspector concluded there was an “infestation of german cockroaches” after seeing live pests, insect waste and egg cases present along a storage area and soda hoses. The restaurant scored a 96.5 even though the issue was a repeat violation following an insect problem during the previous visit just six months earlier. A new manager said the problem was isolated and there have been no recent issues. • At a romantic destination called The Farm at Old Edwards in Highlands in 2006, an inspector found a “severe mice infestation” and urged workers to clean all utensils, keep all food in containers and clean the floor of mice droppings. The site scored a 93.5. Richard Delany, a new presi-

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tions, such as a water line break or a lack of hot water. Clemson University’s Fraser said the scores are meaningless if the system doesn’t focus on violations that are risks to public health.


grees and dirty pots, pans and utensils. A lack of sanitizer or sanitizer that was too strong cost three points, as well as storing raw meat on a shelf over vegetables or other food in the cooler. Ice machines that needed to be cleaned, bottles of chemicals that weren’t labeled and meat-cutting tables that weren’t sanitized after use cost restaurants three points. Inspectors also took off three points for reusing containers for food storage and employee beverage containers located near food or food prep areas. The most common twopoint deduction was the presence of flies in a restaurant or kitchen, noted dozens of times. “Take measures to control,” the reports said. Another repeated 2-point demerit was covering food before it had cooled to the proper temperature — 45 degrees — and using pans of the wrong depth to cool food. One-point deductions varied from dirty floors to employees without hairnets. Worn equipment often cost a 1-point deduction, as well as using a cup instead of a scoop with a handle, inadequate storage space, leaving plastic utensils in the open and walls or ceilings in disrepair. Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704-797-4264.

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SCHOOLS FRoM 1A Townsend, chief of insurance for the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, has indicted it’s unknown whether the proposal would also transfer the responsibility of closing out all open workers’ compensation claims. “If that was to be the situation, then in addition to the $1 million in premiums, we could also be required to pay out $1.5 million on existing claims,” Trexler said. Ellen Boyd, director of community relations for Kannapolis City Schools, said district officials aren’t sure how the proposed shift of workers’ compensation claims would affect operations. Kannapolis is still waiting for an estimate from the Department of Public Instruction. “This is the first time local school districts have ever had to deal with this before so we really have no idea how much it could cost us,” Boyd said. School bus replacement would also become a local responsibility, shifting $56.9 million away from the state. Judy Burris, transportation director for Rowan-Salisbury schools, said the state’s current school bus replacement criteria includes the following: 1991 or older regardless of miles, 1993 or older with 160,000 miles or 1994 or newer with 200,000 miles. “Each bus now costs almost $80,000,” Trexler said. “Last year, we received 12 replacement buses at a total purchase price of $925,680.” The school system has replaced 62 buses in the past five years, according to data

provided by Burris. “Based on information we have at this time, it appears that three buses would be eligible for replacement (next) school year,” Burris said in an e-mail to the Post. Boyd said it costs about $90,000 to replaces Kannapolis buses. She said the number of replacements varies from year to year, but it’s typically no more than two. The governor’s budget also reduces the allotment for local central office staff by 10 percent, cuts money for assistant principals by 7.5 percent, and slashes DPI staff by 10 percent.

What’s next? Trexler said it’s important to remember that the governor’s proposed spending plan is the first step in the budget process. “There are traditionally many changes throughout the legislative process before a final budget is put in place,” she said. Both school districts are encouraging parents and community members to contact their state legislators about preserving education. Kannapolis City Schools has put together a budget task force made up of stakeholder groups ranging from administrative assistants to teachers to parents to monitor legislative decisions and brainstorm ideas. The Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education’s budget and finance subcommittee will meet Thursday to begin discussing funding issues on the state, federal and local levels. “All three funding sources support our operating budget and definitely have an impact on each other,” Trexler said. The meeting will begin at 3 p.m. at the Long Street Administrative Office, 110 S. Long St., East Spencer.

Washam said he reached 100 mph, Hosey said. Fowler’s vehicle struck a brick pillar on the front porch of the home, causing about $3,500 damage, Hosey said. The car is probably a total loss, he said. The elderly woman who owns the house is not living there, Hosey said. China Grove police plan to charge Fowler with several moving vehicle violations, Kluttz said.

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slowed down, Kluttz said. Washam attempted to catch up to the fleeing motorist for more than a mile, Kluttz said. Fowler continued south on Main Street into Landis, where he ran a red light at Main and West Rice streets, turned right on Highland Avenue, lost control and struck a utility pole on the north side of Third Avenue, Hosey said. Fowler’s car crashed into the

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LANDIS — A speeding car crashed into an unoccupied house early Saturday morning in Landis, authorities said. Both the suspect’s car and a China Grove police car reached speeds of more than 90 mph, said Landis Police Detective Sgt. R. Hosey, who investigated the accident. The speed

limit in the area is 35 mph. China Grove Police Officer J. Washam was on patrol when he observed a motorist driving south on Main Street in China Grove at a high rate of speed, China Grove Police Chief E.M. Kluttz said. The motorist was Joseph Fowler, 17, of 325 Eastland Drive in Salisbury, Hosey said. Washam clocked the suspect at nearly 70 mph, even though he had

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Cars were constant factor in Ray Coggins’ life uch of Ray Coggins’ life dealt with cars — selling them, and even racing


them. “He was a car man from the time he could drive, which was 12 or 13 years old,” says Larry Gregory, Coggins’ stepson. Coggins died on Valentine’s Day from injuries he suffered in a fall. It caught his family by surprise. Ray was MARK still going strong, WINEKA driving and prepared to have his license renewed in March when he turned 95.

At one time, most everybody in Salisbury knew Ray Coggins, though they often referred to him as “Ol’ What’s His Name,” thanks to a highly effective advertising campaign for his Lincoln-Mercury car dealership. His first dealership in Salisbury owned a car that raced on the beaches of Daytona during the infancy of NASCAR.

Smart deal He also once sold a car to a woman who offered him 400 shares of Food Town stock, rather than pay cash. Coggins took the deal, and you probably know what happened. A struggling Food Town grocery chain became an ever-ex-

panding Food Lion, and the stock became quite valuable. Coggins later was included in a Fortune magazine photograph showing many of the Salisburians who became millionaires because of their Food Lion investments. Coggins’ business instincts also told him most of Salisbury’s new COGGINS car dealerships would one day leave the downtown for what was then the “Salisbury Bypass” (part of U.S. 601). He was the first brave car dealer to move his business to what is today’s Jake Alexander Boulevard, where, indeed, all the new car deal-

ers operate. After retiring early and selling his dealership to Gregory, Coggins became a devoted caregiver for his wife, Kathleen, who after being given six months to live in 1978 because of abdominal cancer, lived 23 more years, braved closed to 20 surgeries and toward the end was blinded by diabetes. Coggins applied her makeup every morning, helped her to dress, gave daily insulin shots, read the newspaper to Kathleen, kept track of her medicines and served as chauffeur — again, something to do with cars.


At Coggins’ funeral Feb. 17, fellow Salisbury car men such as Bruce Lanier and J.C. Ritchie attended, along with many of the friends Coggins made while spending years on the board of F&M Bank. “He lived a nice, long life and did what he wanted to do up to 24 hours before he died,” Gregory says. A native of New London, Coggins grew up on a farm, but he was too industrious and driven to remain in the country. He ended up working at car lots in Charlotte and Kannapolis before having his own dealership from 1948-1955 in Salisbury. He sold mostly Kaiser


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William brown, manager of olympic storage on bendix Drive, auctions off items from one of the storage units. the unit contained a washer and dryer, tools and furniture.

Storage unit auctions offer treasures, but at a cost to unit renters BY HUGH FISHER

n the bright morning sun, a tight circle of about 80 people gathers around a pickup truck pulled up to the door of a storage unit. It’s toward the end of a long row of doors at one of Olympic Storage’s warehouses on Bendix Drive. The padlock is removed and the door slid up. The people crane their necks. Some of them have come prepared with stepstools so they can see above the crowd. “This unit’s pretty full,” William Brown tells the crowd. It takes most of an hour for his helpers to bring everything out of the storage room into the light, one box or piece of furniture at a time. “All right, who’ll give me $2 for this bentwood rocker?” Brown calls. “Yeah!” says his assistant, pointing to a bidder holding up her card. Ten seconds later, three people have the bid up to $18 … then $20, $22, $24 … Less than a minute later, the rocking chair is sold for $30, and the next lot is carried up to the tailgate of the truck. Most of the time, Brown is one of the managers of Olympic Storage. On Saturday morning, he’s an auctioneer — a duty that the law allows him, even though he doesn’t have an auctioneer’s license, because of his position. In North Carolina, a person who rents a storage unit becomes the


“I think everybody leaves here happy. There’s some real bargains. They can spend $50 or $100 and fill up the backs of their trucks.” GREG WAGONER Salisbury auctioneer

tenant of that unit for legal purposes. If a tenant stops paying, the owner of the storage facility gets a lien on whatever’s inside. The storage company can go to court to get the unpaid rent, but that takes a lot of time and money. So management is also allowed to hold an on-site auction of whatever the tenant has left behind. On Saturday at 10 a.m., Brown conducted the first auction of the year at Olympic Storage. Seven storage units were opened, one at a time. Brown stood in the pickup, holding a microphone so his descriptions and the bidding could be heard. Staff members beside him kept records of the sales. There were 66 bidders, which he called “an average crowd.” “It’s been years since we’ve had less than 50,” Brown said after the auction was over. He’s been one of the general man-

agers at Olympic since 2004. These days, he said, there are about five auctions a year of any number of units whose renters have stopped paying. The upside for local people is the chance to bid on household items and collectables. Often, people walk away with bargains or “treasures.” Auctions at unpaid units at storage facilities are pretty common. There’s even a reality TV show, “Storage Wars,” that documents the trend. Olympic’s auctions are a little different from what happens on that show. On “Storage Wars,” the pros only have a few minutes to check out the goods before the entire unit’s contents are sold as a single lot. At Olympic, Brown opens the units for the first time on the morning of the sale. He never knows what he’s going to find. “One time, we found a presentation box like you’d put someone’s ashes in after they’ve been cremated,” he said. There were a few tense moments, he said, before they determined that the box was empty. Most big items, such as pieces of furniture, power tools, TVs and appliances, are sold individually. The smaller items are divided into lots on the spot and sold for moderate starting bids, usually


Funeral home may move into former convenience store The Rowan County Planning Board will continue discussion Monday of a rezoning request to allow the opening of a funeral home. The planning board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday on the second floor of the J. Newton Cohen Sr. Administration Building, 130 W. Innes St., Salisbury. On behalf of Annie BooneCarroll, real estate agent Cathy Shoaf has submitted a rezoning request for a 1.06acre property at 4725 Long Ferry Road from rural agricultural to commercial, business and industrial. BooneCarroll wants to convert a vacant 2,720-square-foot convenience store into a funeral

home. According to planning staff, during a Jan. 24 courtesy hearing, several questions were posed about the location of an existing well and proposed septic system and how they may affect parking. The planning board will review an updated site plan Monday illustrating the location of septic lines, the well, a proposed three-car garage and parking areas. According to staff notes, the amount of parking is more than double what the county zoning ordinance requires. Also at Monday’s meeting, the planning board will discuss a rezoning and conditional use permit amendment re-

quested for a sand mining and dredging operation located off Grubb Ferry Road. Carolina Sand Inc. plans to dredge about 10,000 feet along the Yadkin River near the city of Salisbury’s wastewater treatment plant. The Rowan County Board of Commissioners agreed in 2000 to rezone 26 acres from rural agricultural to industrial with a conditional use district. Carolina Sand Inc. did not proceed with the operation as planned, but it later contracted with Blue Ridge Environmental Consultants to help with a revised application. In March 2010, commissioners approved another re-

quest by Carolina Sand to change the 26-acre industrial conditional use district to 10.2 acres, reverting the rest to rural agricultural. Two months ago, a consultant for Carolina Sand told planning staff that additional acreage is needed to meet a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requirement to avoid and minimize impacts to wetland areas. A courtesy hearing will be held Monday for the company’s request to rezone five acres from rural agricultural to industrial conditional use district. The land includes property owned by the city of Salisbury and Alcoa Power Generating Inc.

facility in China Grove hope to build using part of an easement purchased by the school system. The district purchased the right-of-way for the lot off U.S. 29 between China Grove and Bostian roads to ease bus traffic to its future school. During an emergency school board meeting Feb. 12, Miller clarified his opposition to sharing an access road the doctor’s office, stating the traffic could be a safety hazard. School board members will have the final say regarding whether or not the district will share the road. “Certainly we want to be cooperative with that community and we don’t want to inhibit any growth,” school board Chairman Jim Emerson said earlier this month. “But our primary responsibility is going to be to look after the kids.” Other items on the agenda include: • An update on Henderson Independent High School’s progress after receiving the nearly $2.2 million federal School Improvement Grant. • A discussion led by school board member Mike Caskey about ways the school system can become more transparent with the public. • Miller will request permission to replace a section of the roofs at Erwin Middle and Morgan Elementary. The school board meets at 5 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at the Long Street Administrative Office, 110 S. Long St, East Spencer.

Assistant Superintendent Gene Miller will present the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education with a resolution addressing communication issues at North Rowan High School on Monday. The Spencer Board of Aldermen adopted the resolution earlier this month, requesting the installation of a repeater system and bi-directional antennae to enhance safety. Spencer Police Chief Michael James told the town board cell phones and emergency radios do not work inside the high school, which could be dangerous in a number of situations. Miller said he plans to request that board’s approval to allow an outside company through Rowan County Emergency Services to survey the building. “Right now, we don’t know how much it will cost,” he said. Miller said he’s heard estimates ranging from $10,000 to $25,000. And, Miller said, the weak signals aren’t just a problem specific to North Rowan. “About all of our high schools are that way and quite a few of our middle schools,” he said. Miller said schools constructed with large amounts of concrete and steel are especially prone to the problem because the material is harder for signals to pass through. The school board will also hear a presentation from architect John Stone about an access road developers of a Contact reporter Sarah proposed primary health care Campbell at 704-797-7683.

China Grove budget begins with deciding on goals BY SHAVONNE POTTS

CHINA GROVE — What’s the No. 1 priority in China Grove? Depends on who you ask. Several department heads spoke to the board on Saturday about the needs for the next fiscal year in what will likely be the first of several budget sessions in the coming months. The budget session, which lasted four hours, was held at the China Grove Roller Mill Museum. One of the largest and possibly pressing priorities is the federally mandated Stormwater Management Program, which is about a year from the time required to fully develop and implement a plan to stop stormwater pollution. Public Utilities Director Kent Mishak went through some of the requirements. The program was to be in place five years from the effective date of a stormwater permit, which was signed in 2007. The permit was issued and requirements are en-

forced by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources’s (DENR) Division of Water Quality. The permit essentially authorizes the discharge of stormwater under the national pollutant discharge elimination system. The program says the town has to come up with tougher stormwater pollution guidelines, address runoff into creeks and other bodies of water as well as educate the community on how it can reduce pollution in stormwater runoff. The board agrees this issue should’ve been addressed sooner and pointed to previous town manager, who they said should not have downplayed the urgency of implementing the water quality requirements. Mayor Don Bringle believes some other nearby towns have not worked to put a plan in place while others have. Mishak said he believes Spencer and East Spencer


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RALEIGH (AP) — A Wake County jury recessed Friday without returning a verdict in the trial of a former Raleigh doctor accused in the death of a 20-year-old ballerina killed in a traffic crash. The jury went into deliberations following two weeks of testimony in the trial of Raymond Cook, who is charged with second-degree murder. A recess was called until Monday. Cook also is charged with driving while impaired and

felony death by vehicle. Prosecutors contend Cook was driving drunk and speeding when he crashed into Elena Bright Shapiro’s car, killing the Winston-Salem woman in September 2009. Shapiro was in Raleigh working with the Carolina Ballet. During closing arguments, Wake County Assistant District Attorney Jeff Cruden said Cook’s actions on the night of Shapiro’s death demonstrate a reckless disregard for life. He said Cook

knew he was speeding and deliberately ran a red light. Cruden pointed out that efforts were made to prevent Cook from driving drunk. Evidence showed that Cook had been golfing and drinking at Raleigh Country Club and then went to a restaurant and had more drinks. “Three times, he got notice that he was too drunk to drive. That’s reckless disregard,” Cruden said. Defense attorney Roger Smith Jr. asked the jury to


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The vehicles also need in-car video systems. There are five units without cameras. Kluttz said he is seeking grants for bullet-proof vests. • Fire Chief Jeff Gledhill said his main request is to replace fire hoses and a truck. “We have not added new hoses in 10 years,” which is about the lifespan, Gledhill said. “We need to stay on top of it. It’s our lifeline,” he said. He recommends replacing a third at a time over the next several years. There are few reserve hoses left. It would cost $19,500 every two years to replace the hoses. He’d also like to replace a tanker truck. Grant opportunities are available he told the board. • Public Works Director David Ketner informed the board of a number of streets that are in desperate need of repaving. Some of the streets were identified more than six years ago.

SWAT officer killed by equipment blast CHARLOTTE (AP) — Charlotte police are investigating the death of one its own SWAT officers after a distraction device exploded in the officer’s home. The Charlotte Observer reported that Fred Thornton, 50, died Friday of injuries from the explosion of the device also known as a flash-bang. The preliminary investigation showed that Thornton was securing his equipment when the device went off. Officials say the device is issued to all SWAT officers and is used to startle suspects during raids.

FROM 3a have just started. Councilman Lee Withers said he recalled being advised by Pless the town didn’t need to worry. “We have to do it by 2012,” Mishak said. Withers asked what changed since 2007, when the board was told not to worry, and now “we’re told we’re under the gun?” Mishak said DENR informed the former town manager of what was needed and he began an inventory and mapping pipes. The last conversation was to have an engineer put what Mishak had done in a digital format. The board has yet to set a date for its next budget session. Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-7974253.

Parents funny texts fodder for NC site CHAPEL HILL (AP) — Two North Carolina brothers have their parents to thank for the launch of a successful website featuring unusual and often hilarious text messages. The Daily Tar Heel of Chapel Hill reports that Stephen and Wayne Miltz started in December and received 7 million page views in the first two weeks of January. Visitors logged on to read and share messages such as: “I just sent this text with my big toe.” Some of the messages are off-color. Stephen Miltz, 25, is a 2009 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His 30-year-old brother is a self-taught web developer who says his own parents’ text messages are “awkward.” The two founded Miltz Media in 2007 and now operate 15 websites designed with college students in mind. The brothers still work from home and say their mom does the taxes.

The China Grove board also discussed during the budget session: • Police Chief Eddie Kluttz discussed the associated costs for the building renovation. He expects the remodel to cost at the most $25,000. “I need two vehicles right now. These would be replacements,” Kluttz said. He said the department needs a vehicle that can be operational in bad weather like a sport utility vehicle. Kluttz said the department also is behind in electronics. The officers need air cards, but one option he suggested was to buy a few air cards and have the officers pass it on at the end of their shift to the next officer. Councilman Brandon Linn, who is a Landis Police officer, said his department passes off its air cards.

and Willys brands. The car he sponsored on the young Grand National circuit was driven by Bob Walters. Coggins personally loved another kind of racing. He and a young Larry Gregory would travel weekends to the Reedy Creek drag strip on the far side of Mooresville. Coggins always showed up at the dragway wearing a coat, tie and felt hat. And that’s the way he raced. Their car was called the “Gray Goose,” Gregory recalls, and it was a supercharged government (ATF) car — the kind used to chase moonshiners.

from the Army before becoming the city’s Lincoln-Mercury dealer and moving to Woody Oakes’ former lot at 1413 S. Main St., across from today’s Curt and Geri’s Dairy Bar. Anderson remembers how the Holiday Caravan parade always stopped near her father’s car lot, which served hot chocolate to all the visitors. Coggins made the bold move to Lincolnton Road and the U.S. 601 Bypass in 1968. He built a 12,000-square-foot building on a 2-acre site, home of today’s Rite-Aid drugstore. Gregory said other car dealers thought Coggins was crazy for leaving the downtown. The “Ol’ What’s His Name” advertising campaign flourished for Coggins in the early 1970s. “I can’t tell you how much good that did us,” Gregory says.

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Kathy Anderson, Ray’s daughter, said her father apparently had a knack for getting off the line quickly. “He had that mastered — the old man in the suit and tie,” she says. Coggins often won and brought home the trophies to prove it. He and Larry also went to drag strips in Concord and Greensboro. “We both drove it,” Gregory recalls. “He probably drove it more than I did.” Coggins’ children included his son from a first marriage, Raymond Alan Coggins of Calabash. Larry Gregory was the son from Kathleen’s first marriage. After Ray and Kathleen wed in July 1951, they had two children, Kathy and Benjamin. Coggins gave up his own dealership and joined City Motor Co. in 1955 and served as its used car sales manager until 1960. He then moved to Wallace Motors for about a year as that company’s general sales manager. By October 1961, Coggins returned to being in business for himself. He opened a car lot at 601 S. Main St., then waited for Gregory to return

A popular Charlotte radio personality dreamed it up. And wherever Coggins went for several years, people would stop him and say things like, “Hey, aren’t you Ol’ What’s His Name?” It was a great icebreaker for anyone in a business as tough as selling cars. Through the years, Coggins also taught Gregory the business. “He was very frugal,” Gregory says. “He didn’t like to owe anybody, and he instilled that in me.” Michael Anderson, Coggins’ son-inlaw, says Coggins was basic and down to earth. “You’d never know he had a penny,” Anderson said. Gregory wore every hat at the dealership before buying the business when Coggins retired in 1974. Gregory later moved across the street and built a new, bigger operation that he eventually sold. Gregory has lived near Charlottesville, Va., for several years, but still returns for visits with family and friends and F&M board meetings. In retirement, Coggins ran for city


Soldier faces new charges in death FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — A Fort Bragg soldier accused of killing a fellow paratrooper last year in Iraq now faces additional charges of negligent homicide and obstructing justice. Spc. Nicholas D. Bailey of Pflugerville, Texas, was originally charged with involuntary manslaughter, conspiring to obstruct justice and giving false statements. Spc. Morganne McBeth, 19, of Fredericksburg, Va., was stabbed in a tent on an air base on July 2. Spc Tyler Cain is also charged. The two men told investigators the stabbing was accidental. Bailey’s court-martial will take place between May 31 and June 6.


keep the facts of the case in mind during deliberations despite what he said was an emotional setting. The defense has challenged accounts of the wreck as described by witnesses who specialize in accident reconstruction. Smith has said that the evidence may show that Cook had been drinking and speeding well over the posted 45 miles per hour limit, but that it was not enough to convict him of second-degree mur-

Two high-priority streets are Springbranch Lane and West Stokes Street. Just those two streets would cost $83,413. Ketner said the town could use Powell bill funds. The funds are generated from the state gas tax and the Highway Trust Fund, which can only be used to repair, maintain or reconstruct local streets. Another project is putting street lights throughout the town, particularly along U.S. 29 and N.C. 152 west. Ketner said the town may want to consider lighting along U.S. 29 and then go back to the areas in between. Mayor Don Bringle said he’s been saying for years to just start somewhere. “The longer we wait the more it will cost. We have businesses on the corridor. It’s embarrassing,” he said. “We’ve got to do something we can’t put it off another year,” Councilman Lee Withers said.

council in 1975. He was presidential candidate George Wallace’s Rowan County campaign manager in 1976. And he belonged to Fulton Masonic Lodge 99, for which he served as lodge master in 1967. He and Kathleen were among 30 families who broke from First Baptist Church to found Milford Hills Baptist Church. The couple were known for their dancing expertise. “Everybody would sit down and watch them dance,” Kathy Anderson says. They faced an emotional setback in 1960 when their son, Benjamin, died as a youngster. At first Benjamin was buried at the Coggins family plot in New London, but Ray had his body exhumed and moved to City Memorial Park when Kathleen died and was buried there. Kathy and Mike Anderson say Coggins remained stubbornly independent. In his later years, he lived on his own at The Crescent. He also spent a lot of time with his friend Phyllis Parham of Salisbury. Kathy Anderson says her father liked to have lunch occasionally at Spanky’s on the Square so he could watch all the people go by. He also traded in his suit and tie for a Members Only jacket. “He loved that beige jacket,” Kathy says. The night before he died, Coggins was visiting Parham and preparing to leave for home when he dropped his car keys. As he bent down to pick up the keys, he lost his balance and struck his head on concrete. He never recovered. The neurosurgeon in WinstonSalem said later Coggins had bleeding in all four quadrants of his brain. The Andersons say Coggins’ death is still difficult to believe. “I thought he would make it to 100,” Kathy says. Contact Mark Wineka at 704-7974263, or

teacher found guilty A former Davie County middle school teacher has been found guilty of sexual exploitation of a child, of child possession pornography and transportation of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Ripley Rand said in a press release Friday. Douglas Lee Ebersbach, 51, was charged in a threecount indictment filed Oct. 25, 2010. The investigation began after the mother of a 14year-old South Davie Middle School student reported to law enforcement that Ebersbach used a key to enter her home on Sept. 25, 2009. Investigators eventually found more than 500 images of child pornography on computers in North Carolina and Ohio belonging to Ebersbach. The images included pictures of his former student and included nude photos of the victim. After a three-day trial, the jury returned a guilty verdict to all three counts of the indictment. Rand applauded the work done by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anand Ramaswamy, who prosecuted the case, as well as special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the officers from the Davie County Sheriff’s Office who handled the investigation. Sentencing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. July 28 in Greensboro. The maximum punishment for the first count on the indictment, sexual exploitation of children, is imprisonment for a term of not less than 15 years and not more than 30 years, a fine of up to $250,000, or both. The maximum punishment for the second count, transporting child pornography, is imprisonment for not less than five years and not more than 20 years, a fine of up to $250,000, or both. The maximum punishment for the third count, possession of child pornography, is imprisonment for not more than 10 years, a fine up to $250,000, or both.


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Neighbors fence in Confederate flag SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The neighbors of a white Summerville woman who moved into a historically black neighborhood and began flying a Confederate flag have built at least one large fence along the side of the house. The Post and Courier reported that neighbors of Anne Chambers Caddell have built at least one 8-foot high wooden fence on one side of her house and posts have gone up on another side. “They are walling me in,” Caddell, 50, told the newspaper last week from her home. “It’s a jacked-up fence on steroids.” Caddell raised the hackles of her neighbors when she moved into the Brownsville neighborhood in June and began flying the Confederate

flag about a month later. Last fall, about 70 residents marched and sang civil rights-era anthems outside her house to protest the flag. Some who oppose the flying of the Confederate flag say it is an emblem of racism and slavery. Supporters of the flag, including Caddell, say it represents Southern heritage. Caddell says she is not racist and points to art displayed inside her home, including that of some big names in black music entertainment, including Tupac Shakur, Biggie Smalls and Miles Davis. But her fourdoor red Chevrolet is adorned with Confederate stickers. The fences were properly permitted, a town official told the newspaper.

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A pair of Pioneer speakers went on the block with a starting bid of $10. By FroM 3a the time Lomax finished bidding, they were his for around $10 $46. Brown doesn’t go through Similar pairs of speaksealed boxes or crates. With ers sell brand-new for $200 those, the old adage holds and up. true: you pay your money A disassembled “Body and take your chances. Champ” weight-lifting maSometimes there are chine went to him for $2. treasures inside, such as the Equipment like it is adverplastic crates at one auction tised online for $150 and that Brown said appeared to up. hold only clothes … until the “I didn’t even know buyer unfolded them and what I was going to get,” found full sets of sterling sil- Lomax said, standing next ver utensils wrapped up into a large Brinkman barbeside. cue grill he won for $5. It Other times, the contents had some rust on the sides, are more everyday and perbut was still solid. sonal – the sort of thing most There are two groups of people toss into a garage, or people who don’t come out the relics of a hurried move big at storage unit aucfrom a former home. tions. One woman, who’d The first, obviously, are brought her daughters to the tenants whose things Saturday’s auction, bid on are sold. and won a lot consisting of Brown said that the vast three cardboard boxes. majority of tenants pay She pulled them to the their bills on time, and in side and the girls opened this economy, Olympic them up. tries to work with those Inside them was a jumble who run into trouble. of books, Pittsburgh Steelers “If someone is working memorabilia and what with us and communicatlooked like the contents of a ing with us, it’d be very home office. unusual to have their unit There was also a stack of sold,” Brown said. family photos. And the auctions don’t “I’ve got his name,” she happen right away when was overheard saying. “I’ll the rent stops coming in. call him and sell his pictures Olympic has to go back to him.” through a strict legal She declined to give her process. No less than 20 name. days before the sale, the Brown said that anything company has to send a certhat appears to be highly tified letter to the tenant’s personal, such as medical address to give notice of records, or “anything perthe auction. taining to the military,” is That notice also has to put aside and kept in case be posted at the courtthe owner comes to claim it. house and run as a legal ad “They almost never do,” in the Salisbury Post. Brown said. “We end up Brown said the threat of throwing most of it away.” an auction usually gets Greg Wagoner, who is a people to pay up. licensed auctioneer with The list for Saturday’s regular sales on Lee Street auction started with 50 in Salisbury, said he thinks units. Forty-three of those Brown’s auctions are very got in touch with Olympic, professional. the last ones doing so less “I think everybody leaves than 24 hours before the here happy,” Wagoner said. auction started. “There’s some real bargains. But despite what you They can spend $50 or $100 might think if you watch and fill up the backs of their “Storage Wars,” Brown trucks.” said, Olympic usually loses Wagoner is a regular and money on an auction. Brown knows him well. WagMost of the delinquent oner even took over as aucunits opened on Saturday tioneer for him toward the held personal items, things end of the 21⁄2-hour session that probably wouldn’t while Brown got a drink of look out of place at a yard water. sale. David Chambers, another And that might be regular at storage auctions, where some of those items said there are a lot of newmay end up, Brown said. comers coming out to bid Many of his frequent bidlately. ders are resellers. “It’s tax time. People have Others, Brown said, buy that extra money right now,” clothes and other goods Chambers said. for a few dollars and then He said the bids at Satur- donate them, claiming the day’s auction were a little market value as a tax higher than usual. “Things write-off. usually go for a little lower In the meantime, Brown price.” has seven more storage Some of those first-timers units ready to rent, and said they’re drawn by cuabout a month until April riosity and a desire for bar2, when the next auction gains. will take place at Olympic One first-time auctionStorage. goer, Ed Lomax of Salisbury, Contact Hugh Fisher via came up big at Saturday’s the editor’s desk at 704sale. 797-4244.

McLelland completes Navy basic training SN Lauren E. McLelland of Salisbury graduated from U.S. Navy basic training Jan. 7, 2011, at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. In basic training, she received instruction in First Aid, U.S. Navy ships and aircraft, military cusand toms courtesies, basic seamanship, U.S. MCLELLAND naval history small and arms training, in which she earned a sharpshooter marksman ribbon. She was also trained in anti-terrorism/force protection and basic damage control and firefighting. Recruits were required to pass multiple physical fitness assessments as well as a Class III swim test. McLelland is currently attending Apprentice Technical Training in the Surface Combat Systems Department, after which she will attend Electronics Technician “A” school. A 2006 graduate of East Rowan High School and 2010 graduate of Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, McLelland is the daughter of Ed and Teresa Haupt of Salisbury and Dale McLelland of Statesville. She is the granddaughter of David and Evelyn McLelland of Statesville.

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‘Green’ jobs growing in state, but not fast enough BY NANCI BOMPEY The Asheville Citizen-Times

ASHEVILLE (AP) — Luke Lanier liked his life at UNC School of Law, but he found it hard to see purpose in being a lawyer. After deciding law school wasn’t for him, the 23-year-old from Morganton worked for the U.S. Census Bureau before landing a job at sgblue, an Arden company that makes air and water purification systems. Sgblue opened in the fall of 2009 during the heart of the recession with three employees. It has six now and plans to keep expanding as part of a growing industry. Statewide, the number of green jobs increased 22 percent last year, and the Asheville area is one of three hot spots in North Carolina for green job creation. Green companies include renewable energy, energy efficiency, clean vehicles and alternative fuels, green building, sustainable agriculture, natural products and ecotourism. For Lanier, the new job has him satisfied in at least two ways. “I’m happy on a personal level and also, as a green job, you can be happy about the overall goal the company is pushing for,” he said. But even with the green industry’s growth, the demand for work has continued to outpace job openings. Many companies are small and get dozens of applications when a position opens. Some areas of the green sector, like green building companies, are struggling. Federal incentives designed to create green jobs

haven’t materialized. Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry started a training program for entry-level green jobs in June. More than 90 people have completed the training, but only 22 have found green jobs, said Susan Garrett, director of the program. “It’s very challenging,” Garrett said. “The job market just really isn’t there right now for any jobs, let alone green jobs.” Although there are success stories like sgblue, it is hard to put a finger on the number of green jobs in the Asheville area. There isn’t a conventional measure for these types of jobs as there is for other sectors. A green job is one that helps move the economy to one that ultimately works with the natural environment in a sustainable way, said Matt Raker, senior director at AdvantageGreen, the green jobs arm of AdvantageWest Economic Development Group. More than 1,000 companies in Western North Carolina self-identify themselves as green, Raker said. The WNC Green Building Council has 280 members, and the region boasts 85 percent of all the healthy-built homes in the state. The region has three of the largest solar companies in the state. “For its size, it is pretty significant,” said Matt Siegel, director of the WNC Green Building Council. Western North Carolina’s green job growth during the recession has been mixed. Some solar companies, like FLS Energy, added jobs. The company, which start-

ed with three partners in 2006, now has more than 70 employees and anticipates expanding to more than 100 by the end of the year. FLS also keeps about 50 subcontractors fully employed throughout the year. Large projects, including one at Camp Lejeune, helped create an additional 80 fulltime permanent jobs in the state. FLS doesn’t manufacture solar panels but does employ people for installation and construction of the systems, in addition to office positions. Open positions get a lot of applications, said Joanna Baker, marketing manager at FLS. “We have definitely grown, and our office is busting at the seams,” she said. Some local companies have been helped by businesses that are looking to control costs during the recession. Sgblue’s technology reduces energy bills while also reducing pollution. “Companies are realizing it’s one of the last areas to cut costs,” said Jon Snover, director of the global institute for sustainability technologies at Asheville- Buncombe Technical Community College. “It’s not just an environmental movement. It’s a business movement.” Green building has had a harder time gaining traction amid the nation’s downturn in home construction, which came to a near standstill. Federal incentives for green building didn’t materialize. But green building has fared better than traditional building, said Siegel, of the WNC Green Building Council. Fewer green building companies went out of business

Bank of America, others offer no details on financial risk from foreclosure probes NEW YORK (AP) — Probes by state attorneys general and other government agencies into banks’ foreclosure practices carry the risk of fines and other major costs, according to regulatory filings from three of the country’s biggest banks. Revelations that major U.S. banks rammed through hundreds of foreclosures daily without giving many borrowers a fair shot at keeping their homes triggered investigations from all 50 states’ attorneys general and from state and federal regulators. They also sparked pressure from lawmakers and class-action lawsuits. Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc. and Wells Fargo & Co. called out possible financial repercussions in annual filings Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. None of them provided any details on how much was at risk. “Those investigations and any irregularities that might be found in our foreclosure processes, along with any remedial steps taken in response to governmental investigations or to our own internal assessment, could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition and results of operations,” Bank of America said. The Charlotte, N.C.-based bank said it is dedicating significant resources to comply with investigations, and warned that the probes could result in “material fines, penalties” and expose the company to new lawsuits and more legal costs. “Our costs increased in the fourth quarter of 2010 and we expect that additional costs in-

curred in connection with our foreclosure process assessment will continue into 2011 due to the additional resources necessary to perform the foreclosure process assessment, to revise affidavit filings and to implement other operational changes,” Bank of America said in the filing. New York-based Citigroup said investigations and scrutiny of its own foreclosure processes have “resulted in, and may continue to result in, the diversion of management’s attention and increased expense, and could result in fines, penalties, other equitable remedies, such as principal reduction programs, and significant legal, negative reputational and other costs.” Wells Fargo also said it is being investigated by several government agencies for its foreclosure practices. “It is likely that one or more of the government agencies will initiate some type of enforcement action against Wells Fargo, which may include civil money penalties,” the company said in its filing. “Wells Fargo continues to provide information requested by the various agencies.” The bank also said several lawsuits have been filed against it, claiming that Wells Fargo submitted fraudulent affidavits or other documents to foreclose on homes. “Specifically, plaintiffs allege that Wells Fargo signers did not have personal knowledge of the facts alleged in the documents and did not verify the information in the documents ultimately filed with courts to foreclose,” the San Francisco-based bank said.


members and not the reverse.” When the Board of Equalization and Review is done with all its hearings, it will send out notices announcing what it has decided. If they still aren’t satisfied, property owners will then have 30 days to appeal to the North Carolina Property Tax Commission. Property owners are not required by law to pay taxes during an appeals process, McGuire said, but waiting will add interest to the full bill amount. To avoid this, they can pay their tax bill in full and get a refund if their assessed value is lowered, or they can pay taxes on what they argue the property is worth and settle the difference later. Rowan County is expecting less money from those bills in fiscal year 2012, because the tax base is expected to decrease by 2.9 percent to $11.5 billion. To keep the current revenue level, county commissioners could increase the tax rate by 2.58 cents — from 59.5 to 62.08 cents per $100 in assessed value. Commissioners have said they’re concerned that will be too much for struggling county residents, especially added to a planned 1.25-cent increase to fund a $12 million bond for Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. Salisbury City Council passed a resolution last week asking the county to delay revaluation. The Spencer Board of Aldermen also considered the resolution this past week but did not approve it. Last fall, commissioners considered a delay but voted to move forward. They say it’s too late to stop the process, and the county must now do the best it can to help its residents in this economy. Contact reporter Karissa Minn at 704-7974222.

FROM 1a tion,” McGuire said. “Maybe we weren’t able to see the basement flooding.” The assessor’s office will work continuously over the next few weeks to look over data in the informal requests for review and respond. Staff members will compare similar properties to make sure the value. If a property’s description is said to be wrong, they may visit the site to correct it. Then, the assessor’s office will send back a response letter with either the same property value or an adjusted one. That letter will include a number to call if recipients want to begin a formal appeal to the Board of Equalization and Review, which will convene on April 4 and continue hearings for at least two months. About 8 percent of informal appeals in Rowan County typically move on to a formal review, but this is not a typical year. The county is bracing for a number from 10 percent to 15 percent. “The state is inundated with a lot of appeals, so they’re really pushing for the county to work through them faster,” Rowland said. “We’ll push as hard as we can and still afford everybody the right to be heard.” Residents who appeal to the board should be ready to support their challenge, and the assessor’s office can help them gather information. “Remember, those are private citizens in Rowan County, and they didn’t make the values,” Rowland said. “When a property owner comes before the board, the property owner is responsible to give information to board

compared with traditional builders, partly because of the smaller market, he said. “It is not as much of a boom/bust,” he said. “I wouldn’t say I would start a new career path at this point, but if I was a builder, I would definitely look at green building.” Siegel said instead of building new homes, people are renovating their existing homes, and many are thinking about using green techniques to save energy and money down the road. Companies building new, lower-priced green homes are also doing well. “It is definitely tough for the majority of our builders, just like it is for everyone else, but there are certainly some people thriving,” Siegel said. “They (green builders) don’t necessarily know what they are going to be doing in six months but things are trickling in.”


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the Willamette Week in portland, ore, provided this photo of U.s. rep. david Wu in a tiger costume. He said that during the campaign, he suffered a “severe episode” of an unspecified painful condition while at the home of a campaign contributor. He has said the contributor gave him two painkiller tablets. “He offered me an alternative painkiller, I’m not sure

exactly what that was, and I took two tablets,” Wu said. “That was a very, very foolish thing to do. That’s what pain and some bad judgment will do. I shouldn’t have done it, and I recommend no one ever do that.” Wu said he did not know what was in the pills, adding that “if anyone says they know what it is, then they know more than I do.” He has not identified the contributor who gave him the pills. Wu was a political newcomer when he was elected to Congress in 1998 as the first Chinese-American to serve in the U.S. House. He has maintained a centrist voting record but been a leading voice on human rights abuses in China. He angered the high-tech firms in his district when he voted against normalizing trade relations with China.

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon congressman facing calls for his resignation from some of the state’s largest newspapers said the mental health condition from which he suffers doesn’t prevent him from doing his job. U.S. Rep. David Wu told KGW-TV in an interview aired Saturday that he won’t specify his mental health issue. “There are personal things, even for a congressman,” the Democrat told the television station. “I think it is appropriate to have some sphere of privacy about the specific diagnosis because I’m not the president of the United States with my finger on the nuclear trigger.” “Even for a congressman, there are some things which I think appropriately may remain private, and I think Oregonians can respect that,” he added. Wu was responding to questions about his fitness to continue in office after bizarre behavior concerned his team at the end of the 2010 campaign and led to the resignations of seven staff members after the campaign. He blamed the stress of the campaign and the responsibility of caring for his two children as reasons for his behavior, which included sending pictures of himself wearing a tiger costume to staff members, a decision he now calls “unprofessional and inappropriate.” He said Saturday that he does not have a substance abuse problem, and that he should not have publicly disclosed his decision to stop drinking alcohol last summer because it gave a false impression that he suffered from alcoholism. “If you do stop drinking, don’t brag about it, because people think that you have a problem,” Wu said. “And if you ever go back to drinking, people think you really have a problem. Moderation is very good.” Wu also repeated his vow to remain in office, and said he plans to run again in 2012.

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Couple spends four days trapped in snow FISH DAY!!! NOW IS THE TIME

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John and pat Norvell of Vancouver, ore., had only jelly beans to eat and snow for water during their ordeal. tiring in January. During their ordeal, about 2 feet of snow fell and the temperature dipped into the teens at night. By the middle of the week, their family was worried. They went to the couple’s home to find their cats unfed and called authorities. Their granddaughter’s husband, Leland Foster, said relatives frantically tried to figure out where they might have gone. They hadn’t used their credit card since Saturday. “No one had any clue,” Foster said. “Normally they tell you, ‘Hey we’re going to drive to the beach today,’ or ‘We’re going to go here.’ They had talked about maybe going to the seaside or Port Angeles. We called every hotel in Port

Pawlenty, Paul seek to rally Tea Party Patriots PHOENIX (AP) — Tea party supporters packed a Phoenix convention center Saturday to hear from two possible contenders for next year’s Republican presidential nomination — an election the conservative populist movement is determined to shape after helping the GOP to big gains in the midterm elections. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty aimed to impress more than 2,000 members of the Tea Party Patriots with a full-throated call to “take back our country.” Texas Rep. Ron Paul, already embraced by tea party members, also spoke. The segment of engaged voters could prove vital to Republican White House hopefuls, but it’s an audience that is skeptical of the politicians courting their backing. “They’re good speakers. They know what to say to inspire an audience. But I’m looking for substance I haven’t found yet,” said retiree Kaye Woodward of Livingston, Texas, who has been a mainstay at tea party events from Washington to the Alamo. “I haven’t been gungho for a candidate for quite some time. I’m looking for a truth teller and I’m not sure I’ve found one yet.” Potential candidates are trying to figure out how far they need to go to win over the tea party — and what spoils that would bring. Democrats

are watching too, eager to portray President Barack Obama’s eventual challenger as beholden to the political farright. Pawlenty waved a copy of the U.S. Constitution after railing against “the royal triangle of greed: big government, big unions and big bailed out businesses.” The former governor also paid homage to a longshot New York gubernatorial candidate who ran last year using the slogan “the rent is too damn high.” “So here’s our simple motto: ‘The Government’s too damn big!’ ” Pawlenty said. For Pawlenty, the event is his most overt attempt to reach out to the tea party movement. Most of his fellow 2012 Republican presidential prospects passed on the event citing scheduling conflicts. Paul, who ran for president in 2008 and is thinking of doing it again, urged tea party members at the conference to keep up the pressure for sweeping change. “I wish I could say you were the majority, but we are still the minority,” the Texas congressman said. “But remember an irate minority can accomplish a whole lot when you’re determined to do it.” All of the Republicans considered likely to run for president have said they believe in the core tea party principles of limited government and fiscal restraint, and they play up

their efforts to stymie agendas of President Obama and the Congressional Democrats, namely health care overhaul.

with Toyota trucks. They had dropped off some gear at a nearby cabin when they came across the stranded vehicle. On the way home, the Norvells pulled into a gas station, where they ran into an EMT. They talked to him for a few minutes; he told them they seemed fine. Norvell said despite the stress, one good has come out of it: The couple will celebrate their 39th wedding anniversary early next month, and “I tell you what, we are closer now than ever,” John Norvell said.

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Angeles. It was a dead end everywhere we went.” The couple said they had tried to call their family earlier Monday while having lunch in Cougar, to tell relatives they would be driving to the mountains. But they couldn’t get cell phone reception. They drove up a single-lane Forest Service road and finally decided they had gone too far. Norvell said he backed the vehicle down the road, hit a rut and slid into the ditch. They made a list of what kind of supplies they wished they had — shovel, food, more water — so they’d remember to pack that in the future. “We talked about what we were going to do if things got worse. I was having anxiety attacks. I had to take such deep breaths. She kept trying to tell me she wanted to walk out,” John Norvell said, referring to his wife. “My gut was to stay in the vehicle. It was warm. It had gas. It was sheltered.” John, who had grown tired of the jelly beans by the second day, said the snow helped them endure the ordeal: “Every time my tummy growled, I just drank more water.” The couple, who are diabetic, tested their blood-sugar a few times a day. Their readings had never been so good. John said their rescuers came Friday afternoon as he got out of his SUV. A woman walked over to check on them, accompanied by three men


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SEATTLE (AP) — John and Patricia Norvell kept thinking someone would come help them as they sat trapped for four days on a secluded, forest road near Mount St. Helens with only jelly beans to eat and snow for water. But as the third and fourth days approached, John said he felt dark at times, even as his wife’s spirits remained high. The 63-year-olds from Vancouver, Wash., played cribbage, spooned snow into water bottles, and ran the engine just a few minutes at a time to stay warm and save gas. Sometimes, they turned the ignition just enough to run their heated seats off the battery. Their ordeal, which began when the couple’s Jeep Grand Cherokee slid into a waistdeep ditch, ended Friday when they were spotted by campers. “ ‘Good Samaritan’ doesn’t even begin to cover these guys, what they did,” John Norvell said in a phone interview Saturday. “They shoveled us out and they pulled us out, they gave me five gallons of gas and they didn’t want nothing in return. I’ll never forget these guys.” The couple was 30 miles from the nearest town when their SUV slid into the ditch Monday during a drive amid the snow-freighted evergreens. They wanted to try a new camera that John received from the Frito-Lay plant in Vancouver, where he worked for 38 years before re-

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Tiny spy: Hummingbird-shaped drone ready to record what it sees SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A project manager has demonstrated a tiny spy plane with flapping wings like a hummingbird. Matt Keennon of AeroVironment showed off the hightech device Friday to journalists at company facilities in Simi Valley. The aircraft with a 6.5-inch wing span can record sights and sounds on a video camera in its belly. Developers say it can

perch on a window ledge and gather intelligence unbeknownst to an enemy. The craft can hover and move quickly in almost any direction, a capability defense officials want in a small aircraft for intelligence and reconnaissance. The craft was developed for a U.S. defense agency, but it’s not clear if it will ever leave the lab. It buzzed Keennon’s head before landing on his hand during the demonstration.



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Buffett remains optimistic, says best days ahead for US

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president obama presents a 2010 presidential Medal of Freedom to Warren Buffett earlier this month. pets and bricks. Buffett’s letter detailed how the acquisition of Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad, better results at Berkshire’s other subsidiaries and a $1.9 billion paper gain on investments and derivatives combined to boost the

Cigarette lawsuit going back to original court EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A lawsuit that led to a $10.1 billion verdict against cigarette-making Philip Morris USA before it was tossed out by the Illinois Supreme Court has been revived by a lower court, sending the case back to the county once tagged as among the nation’s most lawsuit-friendly turfs. The unanimous ruling Thursday by the three-judge panel of the Mount Vernonbased 5th District Appellate Court cleared the way for the plaintiffs to argue that a favorable 2008 U.S. Supreme Court decision in an unrelated case may be applied to reinstate the questioned Madison County one involving Philip Morris’ marketing of “light” cigarettes. In 2003, now-retired Madison County Circuit Judge Nicholas Byron found that Philip Morris misled customers about “light” and “low tar” cigarettes and broke state law by marketing them as safer, ending a trial that both sides at the time said was the nation’s first over a lawsuit accusing a tobacco company of consumer fraud. The state’s Supreme Court overturned that verdict in 2005, saying the Federal Trade Commission allowed companies to characterize or label their cigarettes as “light” and “low tar,” so Philip Morris could not be held liable under state law even if such terms could be found false or misleading. The U.S. Supreme Court in late 2006 let that ruling stand, and Byron dismissed the case the next month. But in December 2008, the nation’s high court, in a 5-4 decision, ruled in a lawsuit on behalf of three Maine residents that smokers may use state consumer protection laws to sue cigarette makers for the way they promote “light” and “low tar” brands. Counting that decision as new evidence, the attorney behind the Illinois lawsuit, Stephen Tillery, again approached the Mount Vernon appellate court in hopes of reopening his firm’s class-action lawsuit involving 1.1 million people who bought “light” cigarettes in Illinois. That suit has claimed that Philip Morris knew when it introduced such cigarettes in 1971 that they were no healthier than regular cigarettes. But the company hid that information and the fact that light cigarettes actually had a more toxic form of tar, the lawsuit claimed. Philip Morris, which can appeal the order to the state’s high court, said Saturday in a statement it would continue to fight. Murray Garnick of Altria Client Services, which represents Altria Group Inc. subsidiary Philip Morris USA, said Thursday’s 11-page ruling was based solely on a procedural question about whether the plaintiffs met a statute of limitations — the appeals court found they did — and not the merits of the plaintiffs’ bid to reopen the case. Since Illinois’ Supreme Court reversed the damages award, Garnick said, “the plaintiffs have made multiple unsuccessful attempts to re-

open the case. We believe that the plaintiffs’ latest attempt is equally without merit.” Tillery countered in a statement that his St. Louis firm is “eager to return to the courtroom to seek the justice our clients deserve.” Tillery said there would be no additional public comment, citing the pending status of the case. The lawsuit and its massive damages award fanned the reputation of Madison County, just east of St. Louis, as a place where lawyers from across the country filed cases hoping for big payouts in matters involving everything from asbestos exposure to medical malpractice.

company’s net income by 61 percent to $12.97 billion on revenue of $136.2 billion in 2010. The letter was full of good news for Berkshire investors because nearly all of its businesses, except the ones linked to housing, performed well, said Glenn Tongue, a managing partner at T2Partners investment firm. “I think his tone in this letter was more optimistic than usual — both about the economy and the business,” Tongue said. Buffett also devoted part of his message to educating investors on key business principles. Buffett said the financial crisis of 2008 confirmed the dangers of investing with borrowed money because even a short absence of credit can ruin a company. “When leverage works, it magnifies your gains. Your spouse thinks you’re clever, and your neighbors get envious. But leverage is addictive,” Buffett said. “Once having profited from its wonders,

very few people retreat to more conservative practices.” That’s part of why Berkshire always keeps at least $20 billion cash on hand for unforeseen events or investment opportunities, he said. At the end of 2010, its cash reserve totaled $38 billion. Buffett urged investors not to focus on the net income figures that companies report because they are easily manipulated through accounting tricks or by selling investments. He said Berkshire’s net income can be particularly misleading because of the large amount of unrealized investment gains or losses the company holds at any given time. He said that regardless of Berkshire’s performance, it could easily and legally “cause net income in any given period to be almost any number we would like.” Buffett also offered Berkshire shareholders few new details about how the company would function once he is no longer running it.

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The 80-year-old chairman and CEO of Berkshire said investment manager Todd Combs will manage $1 billion to $3 billion of Berkshire’s $158 billion investment portfolio. Berkshire hired Combs last fall, and Buffett says Combs has the risk aversion, dedication and track record he wants in an investment manager. To replace Buffett, Berkshire plans to split his job into three parts — chief executive officer, chairman and several investment managers. Buffett, however, has indicated that he has no plans to retire,

and he says he loves his work and remains in good health. Many people speculate that David Sokol, who is chairman of NetJets and MidAmerican Energy, is the leading candidate to be Berkshire’s next CEO. But several other Berkshire managers have been mentioned as possible chief executives, including: Ajit Jain, who runs Berkshire’s reinsurance division; Tony Nicely, chief executive of Berkshire subsidiary Geico; and BNSF CEO Matt Rose. Buffett praised all those managers in his letter Saturday.

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the space shuttle discovery moments after docking at the international space station, its final visit before being parked at a museum. aboard the shuttle. Just before pulling in, Discovery performed a slow 360degree backflip so space station cameras could capture any signs of launch damage. At least four pieces of debris broke off the fuel tank during liftoff, and one of the strips of insulating foam struck Discovery’s belly. NASA managers do not believe the shuttle was damaged. That’s because the foam loss occurred so late in the launch, preventing a hard impact. The hundreds of digital pictures snapped by two space station residents should confirm that; experts on the ground will spend the next day or two poring over all the images. As a precaution, every shuttle crew since the 2003 Columbia disaster has had to thoroughly check for possible damage to the thermal shielding, which must be robust for re-entering Earth’s atmosphere. Discovery — the first to perform the somersaulting maneuver, back in 2005 — is the first in the fleet to be retired this year. Endeavour and then Atlantis will close out the 30-year shuttle program by midsummer. Discovery is the oldest of the three and the most traveled, with 143 million miles logged over 39 flights and 26 years. The robot launched aboard Discovery — Robonaut 2 or R2 for short — will remain at the space station, all boxed up for at least another few months. It’s an experimental machine from the waist up that will be tested before attempting simple jobs inside the orbiting complex. The idea is for R2 to eventually serve as an astronaut assistant. “We’re here!” Robonaut said in a Twitter update following Saturday’s docking. It actually was posted by a human colleague on the ground. “Home sweet home!”

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ROCKWELL — Mr. John William Powers Jr., 81, of Rockwell, passed away Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at The Laurels of Salisbury. Born on May 27, 1929, in Washington N.C., he was the son of the late John W. Powers Sr. and Etta Drye Powers. A 1947 graduate of Boyden High School, he was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church in China Grove. He had also served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Powers retired from Duke Power Co. at the Buck Steam Plant after 34 years of service. An avid golfer, he was a member of the Golfing Association of Rowan Seniors (GARS) and a member of Spencer Moose Lodge and Salisbury Jaycees. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wives Betty Womble Powers and Edith Miller Powers; as well as one great-grandchild. Surviving him are his wife, Linda Garmon Powers; sons Gary D. Powers (Tamara) of Salisbury, Charlie Mabe of Rockwell, Jeffrey M. Powers (Sandy) of China Grove; daughters Angie Miller (Mike) of Rockwell and Kay Kluttz (Jeff) of Myrtle Beach; one brother, Beverly (Bud) M. Powers of Florida. Also five grandchildren, two greatgrandchildren and four stepgrandchildren survive him. Visitation and Service: Visitation will be Tuesday from 1 until 2:30 p.m. at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove with funeral following at 2:30 p.m., also at the funeral home, with Rev. Ted Davis, minister, officiating. Burial will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials: May be made to First Freewill Baptist Church, 405 N. Bostian St., China Grove, NC 28023 Online condolences may be made to the family at

SALISBURY — Mrs. Rose Mary Stewart, of Salisbury, passed away Feb. 26, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete. Evergreen Cremation Services is serving the Stewart family.

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ALBEMARLE — Mary Whitley Walls, 79, of Albemarle, went to meet her Lord Friday, Feb. 25, 2011. Mary was born Dec. 27, 1931, in Stanly County, the daughter of the late George and Georgie Lowder Whitley. She worked at a local finance company for many years and Marcie Pledger Long EAST SPENCER — Mrs. loved working the voter polls Marcie Pledger Long, age 79, after retirement. She is survived by her of Robinson Road, passed Frisons, Carl F. Walls Jr. (Helen) day, Feb. 25, 2011, at the Lauof Hickory, John Walls (Marrels of Salisbury. Arrangegaret) of Rockwell; daughters ments are incomplete. SerCarolyn Laudati (Bill) of Wedvices are entrusted to dington and Sandra Efird of Hairston Funeral Home, Inc. Endy. She was the beloved “Granny” of six grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She leaves two sisters, Nancy Whiteside of Norwood and Margaret MacDougall of Columbia, S.C. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Walls; Mr. Donald Gray Fallin daughter Denise Walls; 5:00 PM Sunday grandson Michael Wall; sister West A Street Church of God Jane Scarboro; and brother Visitation: 4-5 PM Sunday Lonnie Whitley. At the Church Service: Funeral services —— will be held at Porter United Mr. Paul Harrison Adams Methodist Church Monday, Mrs. Anne Jacobs Adams Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. with burial at 2:00 PM Monday Union Chapel United MethoSummersett Mem. Chapel Visitation: 1-2:00 PM Monday dist Church cemetery. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27 at Stanly Funeral Home. Memorials: May be made to Hospice of Stanly County, 960 N. First St., Albemarle, NC 28001.

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GREENWOOD, S.C. — Mr. Larry Flora, formerly of Salisbury, N.C., passed away Friday, Feb. 25, 2011. Mr. Flora will remain at Lyerly Funeral Home in Salisbury. Arrangements will be announced at a later this week.


SALISBURY — Mr. Nathan Joel Robinson, 27, of Salisbury, passed away Feb. 25, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete. Powles Funeral Home is in Charge.


- Air Force Airman 1st Class Corey C. Owens, 26, of San Antonio, Texas, died Feb. 17 due to a non-combat related incident at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. -----

- Army Spc. Jonathan A. Pilgeram, 22, of Great Falls, Mont., died Feb. 17 in Konar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire. -----

- Air Force Airman 1st Class Christoffer P. Johnson, 20, of Clarksville, Tenn., died Feb. 17 due to a non-combat related incident in Southwest Asia. -----

- Marine Sgt. Matthew J. Deyoung, 26, of Talent, Ore., died Feb. 18 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. -----

- Army Staff Sgt. Bradley C. Hart, 25, of Perrysburg, Ohio died February 17 at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa, of injuries sustained in a non combat incident. -----

- Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew P. Carpenter, 27, of Columbia, Tenn., died Feb. 19 of wounds received Feb. 14 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. -----

- Army Sgt. Robert C. Sisson Jr., 29, of Aliquippa, Pa., died Feb. 21 in Kandahar district, Afghanistan, in a non-combat related incident. -----

- Marine 1st Lt. Daren M. Hidalgo, 24, of Waukesha, Wis., died Feb. 20 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device. -----

- Marine Cpl. Johnathan W. Taylor, 23, of Homosassa, Fla., died Feb. 22 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. -----

- Army Staff Sgt. Jerome Firtamag, 29, of Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, was medically evacuated from Kandahar, Afghanistan, to the United States on Dec. 1, 2010, for treatment of a non-combat related illness. He died Feb. 24 in Pembroke, Ky.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Their states on the brink of financial catastrophe, governors pleaded Saturday for the divided federal government to avoid doing anything that would hamper the tenuous economic recovery. Their message to Washington: prevent a government shutdown, abstain from spending cuts that will dramatically affect states and end even preliminary discussions about allowing states to declare bankruptcy. “Anything that Congress does that will undermine our recovery is quite troublesome to us,” said Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire, head of the National Governors Association, as she opened the bipartisan group’s winter meeting. “We’re asking for cooperation.” States have made $75 billion in budget cuts and raised taxes by $33 billion over the past two years to make up for budget shortfalls caused by the recession. Governors drained reserve cash funds and oversaw several rounds of severe budget cuts, so much so that Republicans and Democrats alike now are focused on how to completely remake state governments. The overall economic situation in states is improving, though high unemployment persists and even more dire budget situations are to come.

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- Army Spc. Lashawn D. Evans, 24, of Columbia, S.C., died Feb. 15 in Baghdad province, Iraq, in a non-combat related incident.


Discovery makes final arrival at space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space shuttle Discovery arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, making its final visit before being parked at a museum. “What took you guys so long?” asked the space station’s commander, Scott Kelly. Discovery should have come and gone last November, but was grounded by fuel tank cracks. It blasted off Thursday with just two seconds to spare after being held up by a balky ground computer. “Yeah, I don’t know, we kind of waited until like the last two seconds,” said shuttle commander Steven Lindsey. The linkup occurred 220 miles above Australia. Discovery — flying on its final voyage — will spend at least a week at the orbiting outpost. It’s carrying a closet-style chamber full of supplies as well as the first humanoid robot to fly in space. The compartment will be attached permanently to the space station early next week. Altogether, there are 12 people aboard the joined spacecraft, representing the United States, Russia and Italy. And in a historic first, four of the five major partners have vessels docked there right now, including cargo ships from Japan and Europe. The entire conglomeration has a mass of 1.2 million pounds, including the shuttle. It took longer than usual for the hatches to open because of a slight misalignment between the shuttle and station that needed to be corrected. The two skippers shook hands when the doors finally swung open, and there were hugs all around. It was a quick reunion. The astronauts rushed off to see how far they could get Saturday evening with the installation of a platform holding a spare radiator for the station. The giant shelf was carried up


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opponents to the governor’s bill to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers protest outside of the state capitol in Madison, Wis. front so that if something happens here, we are prepared.� Several thousand people gathered for a rally in Columbus, Ohio, where lawmakers are considering a similar bill. Indiana Democrats successfully blocked a Republican bill last week that would have prohibited union membership from being a condition of employment. Large crowds of teachers, firefighters and public workers also gathered for rallies — holding American flags, wearing pro-union cloth-

ing and holding signs — in other capital cities including Topeka, Kan.; Harrisburg, Pa.; and Olympia, Wash. In Los Angeles, public sector workers and others held signs that read “We are all Wisconsin.� Some wore foam “cheeseheads,� the familiar hats worn by Green Bay Packers fans. Covered in layers of coats, scarves, hats and gloves, about 1,000 rally goers outside the Minnesota Capitol chanted “Workers’ rights are human rights� and waved signs, some reading “United we bargain,

Pro-Gadhafi civilians armed to block protests TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The embattled Libyan regime passed out guns to civilian supporters, set up checkpoints Saturday and sent armed patrols roving the terrorized capital to try to maintain control of Moammar Gadhafi’s stronghold and quash dissent as rebels consolidate control elsewhere in the North African nation. Residents of its eastern Tajoura district spread concrete blocks, large rocks and even chopped-down palm trees as makeshift barricades to prevent the SUVs filled with young men wielding automatic weapons from entering their neighborhood — a hotspot of previous protests. With tensions running high in Tripoli, scores of people in the neighborhood turned out at a funeral for a 44-year-old man killed in clashes with proregime forces. Anwar Algadi was killed Friday, with the cause of death listed as “a live bullet to the head,� according to his brother, Mohammed. Armed men in green armbands, along with uniformed security forces check those trying to enter the district, where graffiti that says “Gadhafi, you Jew,� “Down to the dog,� and “Tajoura is free� was scrawled on walls. Outside the capital, rebels held a long swath of about half of Libya’s 1,000-mile (1,600kilometer) Mediterranean coastline where most of the population lives, and even captured a brigadier general and a soldier Saturday as the Libyan army tried to retake an air base east of Tripoli. The state-run news agency also said the opposition held an air defense commander and several other officers.

Obama says Gadhafi has lost legitimacy WASHINGTON (AP) — Ratcheting up the pressure, President Barack Obama on Saturday said Moammar Gadhafi has lost his legitimacy to rule and urged the Libyan leader to leave power immediately. It was the first time Obama has called for Gadhafi to step down, coming after days of bloodshed in Libya. Gadhafi has vowed to fight to the end to maintain his four-decade grip on power in the North African country. “When a leader’s only means of staying in power is to use mass violence against his own people, he has lost the legitimacy to rule and needs to do what is right for his country by leaving now,� the White House said in a statement, summarizing Obama’s telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Until now, U.S. officials have held back from such a pronouncement, insisting it is for the Libyan people to determine who their leader should be. Obama commented a day after the administration froze all Libyan assets in the U.S. that belong to Gadhafi, his government and four of his children. The U.S. also closed

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a Libyan gunman stands next to a portrait of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. civilian supporters were given guns to set up checkpoints and roving patrols around the Libyan capital tried to control movement and quash dissent. its embassy in Libya and sus- previously acknowledged. pended the limited defense Other explanations are possitrade between the countries. ble for unloading the fuel rods from the reactor core of the newly completed plant, inMajor oil facility routine technical difdisrupted over unrest cluding ficulties. BREGA, Libya (AP) — The While the exact reason bemassive oil terminal at Brega hind the fuel’s removal is unfeels strangely deserted for clear, the admission is seen as Libya’s second-largest hydro- a major embarrassment for carbon complex. After more Tehran because it has touted than a week of turmoil in the Bushehr — Iran’s first atomcountry, production has been ic power plant — as its showscaled back by almost 90 per- case nuclear facility and sees cent with many employees it as a source of national pride. fleeing and ships not coming When the Islamic Republic beto collect its products. gan loading the fuel just four The most activity on the months ago, Iranian officials site Saturday appeared to be celebrated the achievement. a squad of boys from the nearIran’s envoy to the U.N. nuby town finishing the job of clear monitoring agency in Vitearing apart the local head- enna said that Russia, which quarters of Moammar Gad- provided the fuel and helped hafi’s Revolutionary Commit- construct the Bushehr plant, tee. had demanded the fuel be takThe seaside Brega com- en out. plex, some 125 miles west of the rebel stronghold of Beng- New Zealand quake hazi, collects crude oil and gas from Libya’s fields in the called nation’s worst CHRISTCHURCH, New southeast and prepares it for export. It also produces some Zealand (AP) — New petrochemicals and refined Zealand’s premier said the products for local consump- Christchurch quake may be the country’s worst disaster tion. Since the crisis began on ever, as officials raised the Feb. 15, however, General toll to 146 dead and more than Manager Fathi Eissa said the 200 missing while giving a facility has had to scale back grim prognosis for the city’s production dramatically from downtown. Prayers were said for the 90,000 barrels of crude a day dead and missing at church to just 11,000. today in There are no reliable fig- services ures about the impact of the Christchurch and across New uprising against Gadhafi on Zealand. But church leaders Libya’s oil exports, but facili- canceled a planned multi-deties across the country have nominational service in a been forced to make sharp Christchurch park because of cuts. Most Libyan ports — the concerns it could block access main method of export — also roads for emergency crews. “As our citizens make their were closed due to bad weather, staff shortages or produc- way to church this Sunday tion outages, according to the they will be joined in prayer International Energy Agency. by millions around the world,� Christchurch Mayor Bob Iran nuclear program Parker said. “For now we are truly comforted by the has major setback thoughts and prayers of so TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In a many.� major setback to Iran’s nuEngineers and planners clear program, technicians said the city’s decimated cenwill have to unload fuel from tral area may be completely the country’s first atomic unusable for months to come power plant because of an un- and that at least a third of the specified safety concern, a buildings must be razed and senior government official rebuilt after last Tuesday’s 6.3-magnitude quake. said. The death toll from the The vague explanation raised questions about quake reached 146 today, and whether the mysterious com- Police Superintendent David puter worm known as Stuxnet Cliff said that “certainly we might have caused more dam- expect that number to continage at the Bushehr plant than ue to rise.�

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland’s ruling Fianna Fail party faced its worst defeat in nearly 80 years as a tidal wave of voter anger about the country being nearly pushed to bankruptcy swept an opposition party to the brink of power Saturday. Fine Gael polled 36.1 percent support with the first round of counting completed in all 43 constituencies, a figure that would put it in power but without a majority of seats in the Dail, the lower house of parliament. Party leader Enda Kenny, destined to become prime minister, pledged to move quickly to form a government. Labour, Fine Gael’s possible coalition partner, was running second at 19 percent while Fianna Fail polled a historic low of 17 percent. The actual vote share matched the figure in an exit poll released an hour before the count started. Irish voters punished Fianna Fail for 13 percent unemployment, tax hikes, wage cuts and a humiliating bailout that Ireland had to accept from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. In elections going back to 1932, Fianna Fail had never won less than 39 percent and had always been the largest party in the Dail. “The political landscape of Ireland is completely and utterly redrawn,� said Roger Jupp, the chairman of Millward Brown Lansdowne, which conducted the exit poll for RTE.

Verizon iPhone prone to dropping calls SEATTLE (AP) — Consumers Reports says that the iPhone 4 that works on Verizon Wireless’ network has a similar problem to the original: Holding the phone in a certain way can cause dropped calls or problems dialing out. Consumer Reports said it put the Verizon iPhone 4 through the same battery of tests it uses with all smart phones, plus some extra ones it used when the original iPhone 4 for AT&T Inc.’s network drew masses of complaints about poor reception. The researchers again found that covering tiny gaps in the metal band that runs around the skinny edge of

the Verizon iPhone caused “meaningful decline in performance.� In conditions where cell signal was weak, the Verizon iPhone 4 dropped calls when the user covered the gaps by holding the phone in a specific — but natural — way. The results were similar to what Consumer Reports found in its original iPhone 4 tests last year. Apple had changed the way it designed the smart phone’s antenna starting with the iPhone 4, incorporating it into that band on the phone’s outer edges. Apple denied problems with its antenna, instead blaming the way the phone shows bars of service are available.

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Oscar night holds glamour, mystery LOS ANGELES (AP) — To the movie industry, the Oscars are an awards ceremony. For the rest of us, they’re a show. So while we couldn’t recall last year’s best picture on a bet (Cameron’s blue-aliens movie? No, wait, it was “Hurt Locker� from his ex!), we savor the memory of Billy Crystal’s great opening bits and Jack Palance’s one-armed push-ups and brave Christopher Reeve onstage, alone, in a wheelchair. So, Academy Awards, what are you going to do for us in the three-hour-and-then-some ABC broadcast starting at 8 p.m. tonight? Nobody’s complaining about seeing the likes of nominees Natalie Portman, Amy Adams or Colin Firth in their designer duds and with a potential winner’s aura (and, in Portman’s case, the unbeatable glow of pregnancy). But in a year with so many apparent dead-certs — including Portman as best actress for “Black Swan,� Firth as best actor for “The King’s Speech� and Melissa Leo and Christian Bale of “The Fighter� for the supporting-actor prizes — we need more bells and whistles. First, there’s the all-important theme for the Kodak Theatre event. This year: “You’re invited.�

divided we beg.� “The right to collectively bargain is an American right,� Eliot Seide, a local union leader, told the crowd in St. Paul. “You can’t have American democracy if you don’t have a strong trade union movement.� The rallies were part of a campaign by the liberal online group to hold demonstrations supporting Wisconsin workers in major cities across the country. Some of the demonstrations attracted counter-protests, though the prounion rallies were larger. Madison Police spokesman Joel DeSpain said he didn’t have a firm estimate on the Wisconsin capital’s crowd, but said it was larger than last weekend when nearly 70,000 people descended on the Capitol. The crowd cheered as pilot Jeff Skiles, the first officer on the US Airways Flight that landed in New York City’s Hudson River in January 2009, told them that “justice and righteousness will always win out.� Skiles helped pilot Chesley “Sully� Sullenberger land the plane, whose 155 passengers and crew members were safely rescued. Protesters jammed the Wisconsin Capitol steps, packed the ice-covered lawn — some sat in trees — and filled surrounding streets. Several thousand counter-protesters came out last Saturday to support Walker, but they were hardly visible this time.


dreds banged on drums and screamed into bullhorns inside, while others braved frigid weather and snowfall during a rally that spilled into city streets. “I want to thank you for coming out here today to exercise those pesky First Amendment rights,� actor Bradley Whitford, who starred in television’s “The West Wing,� told his hometown crowd. “This governor has to understand Wisconsin is a stubborn constituency. We fish through ice!� Republican Gov. Scott Walker has introduced a bill that includes stripping almost all public workers, from librarians to snow plow drivers, of their right to collectively bargain on benefits and work conditions. Walker has said the bill would help close a projected $3.6 billion deficit in the 2011-13 budget. He also argues that freeing local governments from collective bargaining would give them flexibility amid deep budget cuts. The bill has sent Democrats and unions into an outrage nationwide. They see it as trampling on workers’ rights and as an attempt to destroy Democrats’ strongest campaign allies. “Wisconsin is opening up people’s eyes a little bit,� said Jay Van Loenen, a teacher who attended a rally in Denver that attracted about 1,000 people. “So I think that the move is to try to get people more involved in their unions and create a stronger

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RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina state employees and a liberal advocacy group rallied to support public workers in Wisconsin at risk of losing their collective bargaining rights and to oppose benefit losses due to North Carolina’s budget shortfall. The State Employees Association of North Carolina and held the rally Saturday on the old Capitol grounds in Raleigh. Similar rallies were planned in all 50 states. WRAL-TV in Raleigh reported that a few hundred people were there to support the unions while about 100 people from conservative groups offered a different point of view across the street. The State Employees Association is part of the Service Employees International Union but doesn’t have formal negotiating rights with the state. North Carolina is one of two states that expressly ban collective bargaining for public workers. Across the country Saturday, sympathetic workers gathered to support the thousands of protesters holding steady at the Wisconsin Capitol in their fight against Republican-backed legislation aimed at weakening unions. Union supporters organized rallies from New York to Los Angeles in a show of solidarity as the protest in Madison entered its 12th straight day and attracted its largest crowd yet: more than 70,000 people. Hun-

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Hokies knock off No. 1 Duke BY HANK KURZ JR. Associated Press

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duke's Miles Plumlee (21) and Virginia tech's Jeff Allen battle for a rebound.

BLACKSBURG, Va. — After three consecuVa. Tech 64 tive years of be60 ing on the NCAA Duke tournament bubble and winding up disappointed in the NIT, Virginia Tech senior Malcolm Delaney hopes the Hokies made a pretty strong case for inclusion in the big tournament this year. The Hokies used a late 15-4 run over a span of 41/2 minutes to turn a six-point deficit into a five-point lead Saturday night and they held off top-ranked Duke 64-60, getting the badly needed signature victory that could boost their NCAA credentials significantly. “A lot of teams, down six to

Duke, would have just folded up and let Duke put the game away, but we didn’t,” Delaney said of turning a 53-47 deficit into a 62-57 lead. “We buckled up and got stops.” Terrell Bell scored 12 points, including five straight to give Virginia Tech the lead for good with 4:19 to play, and the Blue Devils night-long shooting woes never relented. “Our offense let us down tonight,” Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski said. The Blue Devils shot under 40 percent and were 4 for 20 from 3point range. The Hokies (19-8, 9-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), got big shots from several players, but none more important than Bell. His 3pointer from the right corner tied it with 4:40 left, and when he was

fouled moments later, he said he needed the stoppage to collect himself. “I definitely had to calm myself,” he said. “It was a big moment for me. There was a lot going through my mind. I just had to take some deep breaths and knock down the free throws.” He made both, and when Jeff Allen was credited with a basket on goaltending with 2:39 left, the lead was four and it was time for Delaney, the Hokies top player, to respond. After Kyle Singler’s basket, Delaney made his only 3-pointer of the night, swishing it in from the top of the key, building the lead back to five and giving the Hokies some room. The Blue Devils (26-3, 12-2) had chances in the closing minute to


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pull even when Virginia Tech struggled at the free throw line, but couldn’t capitalize. Duke had its seven-game winning streak snapped, and lost for the first time in the last five against the Hokies. “It was like an NCAA game,” Krzyzewski said. “It was that level.” Singler led Duke with 22 points, but shot just 6 for 19, and Nolan Smith had 18. Allen led the Hokies with 18 points and 15 rebounds. Erick Green also scored 12 and Delaney had 11 as the Hokies improved to 4-7 in their history against teams ranked No. 1. The Hokies trailed 51-45 until Delaney’s driving basket with 9:28 left. It ignited the late burst, with the last seven coming in succession to give them a 57-55 lead.

Catawba defeats Newberry

Edwards sets track record at Phoenix

Seniors go out on a high note



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AVONDALE, Ariz. — Phoenix International Raceway is filled with bumps and cracks, has patches on top of patches trying to hold it together for one last race. It may be falling apart, but one thing it has never lost is speed. Carl Edwards had the fastest lap on one of the fastest days ever at Phoenix, setting the last in a slew of track records EDWARDS on Saturday during the final qualifying session before the surface undergoes a makeover. “This track is great,” Edwards said. “I talked to (track president Bryan) Sperber earlier and I think the question I asked him seems a lot of people have asked was: ‘Why would you even mess with this?” Raceway officials don’t have a lot of choice with the track nearly crumbling. It’s at least going out with flourish. On a cloudy, relatively cool day in the desert, 15 drivers eclipsed the old qualifying record of 136.389 mph, set by Edwards on his way to winning at Phoenix last fall. Coming off a second-place finish at the Daytona 500, Edwards had the fastest of ‘em all, running a lap of 137.279 mph to barely edge Kurt Busch on the final qualifying session before the track’s repaving project starts. Kasey Kahne qualified third and Kyle Busch will start next to him for Sunday’s 500-mile race around the crack-filled mile oval. “It’s the same track I’ve been coming to since 1995,” said Kevin Harvick, who qualified 17th. “It makes me almost want to cry that they’re going to tear it all up. The track is just a few days away from the start of a $10 million repaving project that’s supposed to be done before the fall NASCAR Chase race. Maybe they should leave it alone with all the records falling this weekend. Clint Bowyer got it started in the trucks on Friday, setting a record in qualifying, and Kyle Busch did the same thing in Nationwide on Saturday morning. Denny Hamlin didn’t take long to set the record for Sprint Cup cars, knocking off the mark before the session was even a quarter of the way through. A few drivers later, Brad Keselowski knocked Hamlin


spent the day in street clothes after tipping the scale one-tenth of a pound overweight at the morning weigh-in. “Big, big disappointment,” Pittman said. “He was our best chance. He didn’t tell us he was overweight, and once you enter the weigh-in area you can’t leave to work off more weight. He should have gotten it off. It was his state championship to lose.” After teammates Giancarlo Solorzano (119) and Tyler Powers (125) were beaten in the consolation finals and finished fourth, it left only Fowler

Catawba senior Dominick Reid gave Catawba 88 Indian fans Newberry 85 one more clutch shot to remember in his final game in Goodman Gym on Saturday. Elevating as high as his 5-foot-10 frame could go and falling away, Reid drilled a heavily con3tested pointer with 55 seconds REID left in overtime. That shot was pivotal in Catawba beating Newberry 88-85 in a game that seesawed for 45 minutes. “We had just perfect defense on that shot, I mean, absolutely perfect, had a guy hanging all over Reid,” Newberry coach Dave Davis said. “But he’s one of the special ones in this league.” Reid pointed a happy finger skyward when that 3pointer went in the books and fellow senior Trey Shoemaker celebrated from the bench. “I missed one late in regulation at 76-76 because I shot it a little too quick,” Reid explained. “But I knew a big one was going to fall today. It was just a matter of time.” Both Catawba (12-14, 8-10 SAC) and Newberry (13-13, 8-10) finished as part of a huge tie for fourth. As the No. 7 seed, Catawba will travel to No. 2 Anderson in the first round of the SAC tournament. Freshman sensation Keon Moore, who carried the Indians for long stretches, scored 26 points. Reid managed 25. “Teams have put a lot of defensive pressure on me all year,” Reid said. “The difference today with Newberry was it was a new defender



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North rowan’s thomas Fowler, left, works on Murphy’s Jesse Beaver in the 160-pound final.

State champs Davie has two; North’s Fowler loses in final BY DAVID SHAW

GREENSBORO — The best storylines from this weekend’s state wrestling tournament emerged from the Davie County corner — seniors Michael Waters and Matt Cusack won state championships to cap remarkable careers. The most perplexing story? That belonged to 1A North Rowan, which squandered a chance to provide a final, shining moment to its off-thecharts season when junior Thomas Fowler suffered a second-period fall

in the 160-pound final. “It would have been nice,” coach Tim Pittman said late Saturday at the Greensboro Coliseum, moments after Fowler was pinned by defending state champ Jesse Beaver of Murphy in 3:56. “If we could have had an individual champion it would have been great. Thomas had a great tournament — second in the state. But we were all counting on someone else getting there.” That someone was sophomore Damon Ellis — a regional champ, 33-5 on the year, and the favorite to clear the room at 112 pounds. Instead of joining the fabled Parade of Champions, he

Blue Bears earn third seed for tournament BY RICKY ROGERS

The Livingstone men’s basketball team picked up a L’Stone 82 crucial divisional JCSU 65 victory Saturday, downing the Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls 82-65 and earning the third seed out of the Southern Division for the 2011 CIAA tournament. Trone Jackson led the Blue Bears with 17 points off the bench accompanied by Nasir Austin who scored 15 points and had five rebounds. Greg Henry was the leading scorer among

the starters with 12 points to go with his seven rebounds. Livingstone (14-11, 9-8) will open the conference tournament on Wednesday at 7 p.m. against St. Paul’s College who is the sixth seed out of the CIAA Northern Division. Johnson C. Smith (15-10, 11-6) jumped out to an 18-9 lead with 13:42 left in the first half, forcing Livingstone to take a timeout. The Blue Bears went on a 10-2 run and eventually too a 25-24 lead. J.C. Smith led the Blue Bears 35-34 but Livingstone held Johnson C. Smith to only two points over the final 4:54 of the first half and took a

42-37 lead into the break. Johnson C. Smith kept the game close to start the second half and regained a 48-47 advantage over the Blue Bears with 15:39 to play in the contest. Over the next five minutes the two rivals battled up and down the court, trading buckets and leads. The Blue Bears led by only one at 61-60 with 10:06 remaining, and then the Livingstone defense went to work holding the Golden Bulls to only five points over the final 10 minutes of the game. The Blue Bears started with a big 10-1 run to open up a 71-61 lead with 6:21 left. Johnson C. Smith could-

n’t get shots to fall over the final minutes and the Blue Bears pulled away for the big victory. Livingstone had a solid night shooting the ball, hitting 51.7 percent of its shots from the field, 30.8 percent from three-point range and 78.3 percent from the charity stripe. After allowing the Golden Bulls to shoot 51.7 percent in the first half, the Blue Bears allowed only nine buckets in the second half. • NOTES: The Blue Bear bench players outscored the Golden Bulls reserves 51-9 for the game. ... Livingstone won the rebounding battle 34-28.

2B • SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2011

TV Sports Sunday, Feb. 27 ATHLETICS 4:30 p.m. ESPN — Indoor Championships, at Albuquerque, N.M. AUTO RACING 2:30 p.m. FOX — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Subway Fresh Fit 500, at Avondale, Ariz. BOWLING 3 p.m. ESPN — PBA, U.S. Open, at North Brunswick, N.J. GOLF 2 p.m. NBC — PGA Tour/WGC, Accenture Match Play Championship, final round, at Marana, Ariz. MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1 p.m. ESPN — Purdue at Michigan St. ESPN2 — Xavier at Dayton 2 p.m. CBS — Pittsburgh at Louisville 4 p.m. CBS — Indiana at Ohio St. 7:30 p.m. FSN — Maryland at North Carolina 10 p.m. FSN — Washington St. at Washington NBA BASKETBALL 2:30 p.m. ABC — L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City 8 p.m. ESPN — New York at Miami 10:30 p.m. ESPN — Atlanta at Portland NLL LACROSSE 2 p.m. VERSUS — All-Star Game, at Verona, N.Y. SOCCER 9:55 a.m. ESPN2 — Premier League, Fulham at Manchester City WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 3 p.m. FSN — Texas A&M at Texas 5 p.m. ESPN2 — Baylor at Oklahoma FSN — North Carolina at Duke

Area schedule Sunday, February 27 COLLEGE SOFTBALL Noon Catawba vs. West Liberty (Salisbury Community Park) COLLEGE BASEBALL 1 p.m. Pfeiffer at Barton COLLEGE MEN’S LACROSSE 2 p.m. Ohio Valley at Catawba

Prep wrestling State Championships, Greensboro 1A team scores 1. West Wilkes ............................110.5 2. McGuinness............................78 3. West Montgomery ..................56 4. Central Academy ....................53 5. Rosewood...............................50.5 6. Pamlico ...................................42.5 7. Chatham Central ....................42 8. North Rowan...........................39 12. South Stanly .........................34 21. East Montgomery .................11 1A Quarterfinals 112—Damon Ellis (North Rowan) p. Grant Gregory (McGuinness), 5:37 119 — Giancarlo Solorzano (North Rowan) d. Kevin Graban (McGuinness) 12-7 125 — Tyler Powers (North Rowan) d. Daniel Hayes (Cherryville) 3-0 152 — A.J. Chambers (North Rowan) p. Jubal Church (Mitchell), 1:41 160 —Thomas Fowler (North Rowan) m. d. Patrick OShea (McGuinness) 9-0 285 — Sam Wahnetah (Andrews) p. William Robertson (North Rowan), 1:01 Semifinals 112 —Ty Franklin (Alleghany) won by forfeit vs. Damon Ellis (NR) 119 — Nick Quillen (Rosewood) m. d. Giancarlo Solorzano (NR) 17-6 125 — J.J. LaPlante (W. Wilkes) m. d. Tyler Powers (NR) 16-3 152 — Mikey Wade (W. Wilkes) m. d. A.J. Chambers (NR) 14-6 160 — Thomas Fowler (NR) p. Shiloh Adkins (W. Wilkes), 3:26 Finals 160 — Jesse Beaver (Murphy) p. Thomas Fowler (NR), 2:54 Consolation quarterfinals 285 — Dillon Daniels (Robbinsville ) p. William Robertson (NR), 4:14 Consolation semifinals 112 — Thomas Whitman (Rosman) won forfeit vs. Damon Ellis (NR) 119 — Giancarlo Solorzano (NR) d. Zach Prevette (E. Wilkes) 10-9 125 — Tyler Powers (NR) d. Jairo Velazquez (Central Academy) 1-0 152 — Xavier Best ( Pamlico) d. A.J. Chambers (NR) 6-4 Consolation finals 119 — Daniel Hernandez (E. Montgomery) d. Giancarlo Solorzano (NR) 5-3 125 — Colten McKinney (Mitchell) d. Tyler Powers (NR) 5-0 2A team scores 1.Croatan ....................................136 2. Trinity ......................................101 3. Piedmont.................................100.5 4. Topsail.....................................82 5. Newton-Conover.....................79 7. C. Davidson ............................61 12. Thomasville...........................39 15. Salisbury ...............................34 28. West Davidson......................21 30. Lexington ..............................19 2A First round 103 — Juan Vera (Polk) m.d. Sam Murph (Salisbury) 8-0 125 — Dontarious Mills (Salisbury) p. Cameron Brewer (Corinth Holders), 0:34 145 — Shakeil Imhoff (St. Paul’s) p. Blayne Johnson (Salisbury), 3:51 152 — Tre Jackson (Salisbury) d. Eric Cernuda (Newton-Conover) 9-3 160 — Marqui Ross (Salisbury) d. David Pearce (Louisburg) 12-8 Quarterfinals 125 — Dontarious Mills (Salis.) d. Gerrit Grevenstuk (E. Randolph) 9-2 152 — Tre Jackson (Salis.) m. d. Alex Smith (Pasquotank) 11-2 160 — Daniel Britt (School of Arts) d. Marqui Ross (Salis.) 9-2 Semifinals 125 — Dontarious Mills (Salis.) d. Nate Smith (N. Lincoln) 7-4 152 — Smiley Mueller (Louisburg) d. Tre Jackson 2-1 Finals 125 — Aric McCutcheon (Topsail) d. Dontarious Mills (Salis.) 12-11 First round consolations 103— Sam Murph (Sal.) d. George Faur (Carrboro) 6-2 145 —Ricky Shelton (Madison) p. Blayne Johnson (Sal.), 4:48 Second round consolations 103 — Drake Swigart (School of Arts) d. Sam Murph (Salis.), 7-6, OT 160 — Eli Schultz (Cedar Ridge) p. Marqui Ross (Salis.), 2:25 Consolation semifinals 152 — Tre Jackson (Salis.) d. Jon Mancini (Croatan) 6-2 Consolation final 152 — Tre Jackson (Salis.) d. Brandon Rollins (Franklinton) 5-1 3A team scores 1. Fred T. Foard ..........................90 2. Union Pines ............................88 3. St. Stephens ...........................85 4. Orange....................................84.5 5. Havelock .................................75 6. Robinson.................................64 7. North Iredell ............................47 9. Mount Pleasant.......................42 21. East Rowan ..........................28 28. Concord ................................23 41. A.L. Brown ............................12 44. Carson ..................................10 47. Hickory Ridge .......................7 50. South Rowan ........................5 51. West Iredell...........................4 51. West Rowan .........................4 3A First round 103 — Thomas Mumford (Catholic) p. Richard White (A.L. Brown), 3:24 103 — Nick Cornacchione (East Rowan) p. Kevin Gilliard (Ashbrook), 5:05 112 — Isley Baggett (W. Carteret) won by forfeit vs. Jonathan Ruiz (South Rowan) 119 — Matt Craven (S. Brunswick) d. Brendon Brown (A.L. Brown) 5-1 119 — Tyler Ross (Jacksonville) m. d. Mark Almeida (East Rowan) 10-0 125 — Patrice Donatien (A.L. Brown) p.

Brandon Berry (Union Pines), 5:18 130 — Matthew Williams (Gibbons) p. Nathaniel Sexton (A.L. Brown), 3:20 135 — Kory Shaffer (East Rowan) d. Chris Rubinosky (Union Pines), 7-5, OT 140 — Brandon Hernandez (Jacksonville) d. Austin Holbrook (South Rowan) 8-5 152 — Daniel Taggert (West Rowan) p. Aaron Brooks (N. Gaston), 5:52 160 — Eli Freeman (South Rowan) d. Josh Ward (S. Central) 4-3 215 — Taylor King (E. Alamance) p. Allen Wagner (A.L. Brown), 3:22 215 — Micah Honeycutt (Carson) d. Myles Walker (E. Guilford) 9-2 Quarterfinals 103 — Nicholas Cornacchione (ER) d. William Riley (Orange), 4-2, OT 125 — Patrice Donatien (Brown) p. Chance Credeur (W. Craven), 2:08 135 — Ian Martin (St. Stephens) d. Kory Shaffer (ER) 10-8 152 —Paul Duggan, Western H (W. Harnett) m. d. Daniel Taggert, 9-0 160 — Michael Brennan (Union Pines) d. Eli Freeman (SR) 4-3 215 — Micah Honeycutt (Carson) major d. Zack Edwards (Foard) 9-0 Semifinals 103 — Matthew Tutterrow (N. Iredell) d. Nicholas Cornacchione (ER) 7-6 125 — Luke Mincey (Orange) d. Patrice Donatien (Brown) 7-5 215 — Ian Kirkman, Morehead (Morehead) m. d. Micah Honeycutt (Carson) 12-0 First round consolations 103 — Richard White (Brown) d. Aaron Feinberg (Chapel Hill) 6-1 119 —Dillon Sulkowsky (Morehead) d. Brendon Brown (Brown), 3-2, OT 119 — Mark Almeida (ER) d. Steven Hayes (McMichael) 5-3 130 — Demetrice Taylor (Nash Central) d. Nathaniel Sexton (Brown)10-5 140 — Ali Charles (Ashbrook) d. Austin Holbrook (SR) 4-0 215 — Michael Dotterer (Ashbrook) p. Allen Wagner (Brown), 1:59 Second round consolations 103 — William Riley (Orange) d. Richard White (Brown) 6-2 119 —Mark Almeida (ER) d. Evan Boggs (R-S Central) 3-1 135 —Kory Shaffer (ER) d. Michael McGinnis (Concord) 3-0 152 —Kenan Robertson (Robinson) m. d. Daniel Taggert (WR) 12-0 160 — Eli Freman (SR) p. Markus Cromwell (Statesville), 3:07 Third round consolations 119 — Jesus Vera (W. Henderson) p. Mark Almeida (ER), :29 135 —Kory Shaffer (ER) d. Michael Zak ( W. Harnett) 5-3 160 — Christian Carrillo (Mt. Pleasant) p. Eli Freeman (SR), 3:45 Consolation semifinals 103 — Thomas Mumford, Charlotte (Catholic) d. Nicholas Cornacchione (ER) 7-4 125 —Brandon Berry (Union Pines) d. Patrice Donatien (Brown), 3-1, OT 135 —Kory Shaffer (ER) d. Peter Dreher (Chapel Hill) 5-2 215 —Tripp Patterson (Hibriten) d. Micah Honeycutt (Carson) 10-4 Consolation finals 103 —Nicholas Cornacchione (ER) m. d. Dajohn Gooding (W. Craven) 15-6 125 —Chance Credeur (W. Craven) d. Patrice Donatien (Brown) 7-1 135 —Kory Shaffer (ER) d. Ian Martin (St. Stephens) 9-8 215 —Micah Honeycutt (Carson) d. Taylor King (E. Alamance) 7-4 4A team scores 1.Parkland...................................145 2. Lake Norman ..........................109 3. Davie.......................................84 4. Southern Alamance ................75.5 5. Mooresville..............................56 4A First round 103 — Trevor Albarron (DC) d. Garret Hinton (Britt) 2-0 112 — Alex Costner (DC ) p. Sean Glotzbach (South View), 1:53 125 — Michael Waters (DC) p. Terrence Moore (Jordan), 2:24 135 — Tony Donati (DC) d. Dan Mitchell (Apex) 4-3 152 — Trevon Faulkner (DC) p. Brian Hinckley (Green Hope), 0:58 171 — Matt Cusack (DC) m. d. Alonzo Furtick (W. Charlotte) 14-2 189 — Toby Lowe (Davie) p. Jay Speight (Rose), 4:30 Quarterfinals 103 — Mitch Goldbach (WF-Rolesville) major d. Trevor Albarron (DC) 9-0 112 — John Sparks (Green Hope) p. Alex Costner (DC), 2:14 125 — Michael Waters (DC) d. Jeffrey Carothers ( W. Charlotte) 7-0 135 — Tony Donati (DC) d. Bradley Wheeler (New Bern) 12-10 152 — Levincent Clark (SE Raleigh) d. Trevon Faulkner (DC) 15-11 171 — Matt Cusack (DC) p. Andrew Barksdale (N. Durham), 3:38 189 — Collin Foster (Lake Norman) p. Toby Lowe (DC), 2:37 Semifinals 125 — Michael Waters (DC) d. Ben Elliott (Panther Creek) 5-1 135 —Joey Moon (S. Alamance) m. d. Tony Donati (DC) 12-2 171 — Matt Cusack (DC) d. David Crouch (S. Caldwell) 5-0 Finals 125 — Michael Waters (DC) d. Adonis Wright (Parkland) 8-5 171 — Matt Cusack (DC) d. Hunter Dowless (Lake Norman) 2-1 Second round consolations 103 — Trevor Albarron (DC) d. Joshua Greene (Terry Sanford) 6-2 112 — Alex Costner (DC) d. Donald Cotton (WF-Rolesville) 3-1 152 — Samuel Wallace (Mallard Creek) m. d. Trevon Faulkner (DC) 15-2 189 — Coburn Burroughs (Roberson) d. Toby Lowe (DC) 7-1 Third round consolations 103 — Trevor Albarron (DC) d. Jose Gutierrez (W. Johnston) 8-2 112 —Alex Costner (DC) d. Frankie Jimenez (W. Johnston) 5-0 Consolation semifinals 103 — Joshua Brown (N. Durham) d. Trevor Albarron (DC) 6-4 112 — Zak Watts (Scotland) d. Alex Costner (DC) 8-6 OT Consolation finals 103 —Robbie Tomasic (Jordan) d. Trevor Albarron (DC) 3-2 112 — Michael Bedard (Kell) d. Alex Costner (DC) 2-0 135 — Tony Donati (DC) won by forfeit vs. Ben Creed (Cary)

Prep hoops Western Regional 1A Boys (at UNC Greensboro) Tuesday’s games North Rowan (24-5) vs. Murphy (21-5), 7 p.m. Cherryville (25-4) vs. Winston-Salem Prep (23-9), 8:30 p.m. Saturday’s game Championship, Noon 2A Boys (Greensboro Coliseum SEC) Wednesday’s games Berry (26-2) vs. Mtn. Heritage (22-6), 7 p.m. East Rutherford (24-1) vs. Salisbury (20-6), 8:30 p.m. Saturday’s game Championship, 2 p.m. 3A Boys Thursday’s games (UNC Greensboro) Gastonia Hunter Huss (26-2) vs. West Rowan (18-10), 7 p.m. Concord (25-3) vs. Hickory (25-3), 8:30 p.m. Saturday’s game (Greensboro Coliseum SEC) Championship,6 p.m. 4A Boys (Greensboro Coliseum SEC) Friday’s games Pfafftown Reagan (26-1) vs. West Charlotte (25-2), 7 p.m. Charlotte Olympic (28-1) vs. Mount Tabor (25-4), 8:30 p.m. Saturday’s game Championship, 8 p.m. 1A Girls (at UNC Greensboro) Wednesday’s games Cherokee (23-4) vs. Bishop McGuinness (23-6), 7 p.m. River Mill (34-1) vs. Murphy (22-5), 8:30 p.m. Saturday’s game Championship, 2 p.m. 2A Girls


SCOREBOARD (Greensboro Coliseum SCE) Thursday’s games Salisbury (24-1) vs. Bandys (27-3), 7 p.m. Newton-Conover (24-3) vs. Thomasville (23-6), 8:30 p.m. Saturday’s game Championship, 4 p.m. 3A Girls (UNC Greensboro) Friday’s games Hickory (26-2) vs. Monroe Parkwood (25-2), 7 p.m. North Iredell (25-1) vs. Asheville Erwin (22-5), 8:30 p.m. Saturday’s game Championship, 4 p.m. 4A Girls (Greensboro Coliseum SEC) Tuesday’s games Matthews Butler (30-0) vs. Charlotte Mallard Creek (26-4), 7 p.m. SW Guilford (27-2) vs. Huntersville Hopewell (25-3), 8:30 p.m. Saturday’s game Championship, Noon

College hoops Standings ACC ACC Overall Duke 12-2 26-3 11-2 21-6 North Carolina Florida State 10-4 20-8 Virginia Tech 9-5 19-8 8-6 19-9 Clemson Maryland 7-6 18-10 Boston College 7-7 17-11 5-9 17-12 Miami Virginia 5-9 14-14 N.C. State 5-9 15-13 3-11 11-17 Georgia Tech Wake Forest 1-13 8-21 Saturday’s games Boston College 63, Virginia 44 Florida State 65, Miami 59 N.C. State 79, Georgia Tech 74 Clemson 63, Wake Forest 49 Virginia Tech 64, Duke 60 Sunday’s game Maryland at UNC, 7:45 p.m., FSN Tuesday’s games N.C. State at Virginia, 7 p.m., RSN BC at Virginia Tech, 9 p.m., ESPNU

Southeastern Eastern SEC Overall Florida 11-3 22-6 9-5 21-7 Vanderbilt Kentucky 8-6 20-8 Georgia 8-6 19-9 Tennessee 7-7 17-12 South Carolina 5-9 14-13 SEC Overall Western Alabama 11-3 19-9 Arkansas 7-7 18-10 7-7 15-13 Mississippi State Mississippi 6-8 18-11 LSU 3-11 11-18 2-12 9-19 Auburn Saturday’s games Arkansas 57, Auburn 55 Vanderbilt 90, LSU 69 Kentucky 76, Florida 68 Mississippi 68, Alabama 63 Mississippi State 70, Tennessee 69 Georgia 64, South Carolina 48 Tuesday’s games Alabama at Florida, 7 p.m., ESPNU Vanderbilt at Kentucky, 9 p.m., ESPN

SAC SAC Overall 16-2 24-2 Lincoln Memorial Anderson 12-6 18-10 Wingate 12-6 17-9 8-10 13-13 Newberry Tusculum 8-10 11-17 Brevard 8-10 13-13 8-10 12-14 Catawba Carson-Newman 8-10 11-15 Mars Hill 7-11 10-16 3-15 4-22 Lenoir-Rhyne Saturday’s games Wingate 87, Brevard 77 Catawba 88, Newberry 85 (OT) Mars Hill 75, Tusculum 67 Anderson 69, Carson-Newman 62 Lincoln Memorial 65, Lenoir-Rhyne 47 March 2 (Tournament) (8) Carson-Newman at (1) Lincoln Memorial (7) Catawba at (2) Anderson, 7 p.m. (6) Brevard at (3) Wingate (5) Tusculum at (4) Newberry

Notable boxes Clemson 63, Wake 49 WAKE FOREST (8-21) McKie 2-9 1-2 5, Desrosiers 2-5 0-0 4, Terrell 4-10 0-0 9, Clark 2-5 3-3 7, Harris 2-11 3-6 7, Chennault 1-7 0-0 2, Stewart 0-1 0-0 0, Mescheriakov 5-9 0-0 11, Walker 2-2 0-0 4, Godwin 0-0 0-0 0, Ingle 0-0 0-0 0, Keenan 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-59 7-11 49. CLEMSON (19-9) Booker 4-9 2-2 10, Grant 6-8 2-4 14, Stitt 5-6 1-2 14, Smith 3-7 2-2 9, Young 1-9 2-2 4, Anderson 1-1 1-2 3, Baize 0-0 0-0 0, Baciu 0-0 0-0 0, Stanton 0-2 1-2 1, Narcisse 0-3 0-0 0, Jennings 3-7 0-0 8, Hopkins 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 23-53 11-16 63. Halftime—Clemson 33-20. 3-Point Goals—Wake Forest 2-12 (Mescheriakov 11, Terrell 1-5, Desrosiers 0-1, Harris 0-1, Clark 0-1, Chennault 0-1, McKie 0-2), Clemson 618 (Stitt 3-4, Jennings 2-3, Smith 1-3, Narcisse 0-1, Stanton 0-1, Booker 0-1, Young 05). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Wake Forest 38 (McKie 12), Clemson 37 (Booker 10). Assists—Wake Forest 11 (Clark 4), Clemson 18 (Smith 7). Total Fouls—Wake Forest 17, Clemson 14. A—10,000.

Va. Tech 64, Duke 60 DUKE (26-3) Ma. Plumlee 4-5 1-2 9, Singler 6-19 9-10 22, Kelly 1-6 0-0 2, Smith 9-18 0-1 18, Curry 0-2 0-0 0, Thornton 1-1 0-0 3, Dawkins 2-4 0-0 6, Mi. Plumlee 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 2358 10-13 60. VIRGINIA TECH (19-8) Allen 7-18 2-4 18, Bell 4-8 2-2 12, Davila 5-10 1-6 11, Green 5-12 1-5 12, Delaney 415 2-2 11, Garland 0-1 0-0 0, Atkins 0-0 00 0, Eddie 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-64 8-19 64. Halftime—Virginia Tech 33-31. 3-Point Goals—Duke 4-20 (Dawkins 2-4, Thornton 1-1, Singler 1-7, Curry 0-1, Smith 0-3, Kelly 0-4), Virginia Tech 6-19 (Allen 2-2, Bell 24, Delaney 1-6, Green 1-6, Garland 0-1). Fouled Out—Curry. Rebounds—Duke 38 (Singler 12), Virginia Tech 44 (Allen 15). Assists—Duke 6 (Smith 2), Virginia Tech 12 (Delaney, Green 4). Total Fouls—Duke 18, Virginia Tech 15. A—9,847.

BC 63, Virginia 44 BOSTON COLLEGE (17-11) Raji 7-10 1-3 17, Trapani 4-9 3-3 12, Jackson 10-16 2-2 25, Paris 0-4 0-0 0, Cahill 13 0-0 3, Moton 1-2 0-0 3, Elmore 1-1 0-0 3, Southern 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 24-47 6-8 63. VIRGINIA (14-14) Sene 4-4 2-2 10, Evans 1-8 0-0 2, Farrakhan 4-13 0-1 10, Harris 2-7 0-0 5, Zeglinski 1-10 0-0 3, Sherrill 1-2 0-0 2, Harrell 2-5 2-2 6, Mitchell 2-4 2-3 6. Totals 17-53 6-8 44. Halftime—Boston College 31-28. 3-Point Goals—Boston College 9-23 (Jackson 3-6, Raji 2-4, Elmore 1-1, Cahill 1-2, Moton 1-2, Trapani 1-5, Paris 0-3), Virginia 4-21 (Farrakhan 2-5, Harris 1-6, Zeglinski 1-7, Mitchell 0-1, Evans 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Boston College 34 (Raji 8), Virginia 28 (Harris 10). Assists—Boston College 13 (Jackson, Paris 4), Virginia 8 (Evans 4). Total Fouls— Boston College 12, Virginia 11. A—10,747.

FSU 65, Miami 59 MIAMI (17-12) Thomas 2-8 0-0 6, Gamble 0-1 1-2 1, Scott 2-8 2-2 6, Grant 5-13 5-6 19, Adams 3-9 0-0 7, Brown 1-10 0-0 3, Jones 0-2 0-0 0, Swoope 0-1 0-0 0, Johnson 7-11 3-3 17. Totals 20-63 11-13 59. FLORIDA ST. (20-8) James 2-8 5-7 9, White 6-11 4-4 17, Dulkys 6-10 1-1 17, Snaer 2-5 0-0 6, Kitchen 4-6 1-4 9, Jordan 0-0 0-0 0, Gibson 0-2 0-0 0, Loucks 0-0 0-0 0, Shannon 0-2 1-2 1, Miller 2-3 0-0 5, Kreft 0-2 1-2 1. Totals 2249 13-20 65. Halftime—Florida St. 36-16. 3-Point Goals—Miami 8-32 (Grant 4-10, Thomas 2-8, Brown 1-6, Adams 1-6, Scott 0-2), Florida St. 8-14 (Dulkys 4-7, Snaer 2-3, Miller 1-1, White 1-2, Gibson 0-1). Fouled Out— Johnson, Scott. Rebounds—Miami 40 (Johnson 12), Florida St. 31 (White 7). Assists—Miami 8 (Adams 3), Florida St. 14

(Snaer 5). Total Fouls—Miami 18, Florida St. 13. A—11,531.

N.C. State 79, Ga. Tech 74 GEORGIA TECH (11-17) Shumpert 7-15 7-8 21, M. Miller 1-5 2-2 4, D. Miller 2-4 0-0 4, Storrs 3-4 2-2 9, Morris 3-5 0-0 8, Udofia 5-9 0-0 13, Foreman 0-0 0-0 0, Holsey 1-2 1-2 3, Rice Jr. 5-12 2-4 12, Hicks 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 27-57 14-18 74. N.C. STATE (15-13) Brown 4-6 2-2 13, Leslie 1-10 1-4 3, Harrow 2-2 6-8 10, Wood 7-10 4-4 20, T. Smith 8-10 2-3 18, Howell 1-3 1-2 3, Gonzalez 05 1-2 1, Vandenberg 4-4 0-0 8, Williams 16 0-0 3. Totals 28-56 17-25 79. Halftime—N.C. State 39-33. 3-Point Goals—Georgia Tech 6-16 (Udofia 3-5, Morris 2-3, Storrs 1-2, M. Miller 0-1, Shumpert 0-2, Rice Jr. 0-3), N.C. State 6-15 (Brown 3-4, Wood 2-5, Williams 1-1, Gonzalez 0-2, Leslie 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Georgia Tech 33 (Shumpert 8), N.C. State 31 (Howell 7). Assists—Georgia Tech 13 (Shumpert 7), N.C. State 16 (Williams 4). Total Fouls—Georgia Tech 20, N.C. State 13. A—16,020.

Other scores SOUTH Appalachian St. 70, The Citadel 59 Chattanooga 77, Samford 72, OT Coastal 81, Charleston Southern 77 Davidson 78, UNC Greensboro 67 Elon 72, Georgia Southern 57 Gardner-Webb 64, High Point 40 Marshall 64, SMU 62 N. Carolina A&T 76, Coppin St. 72 N.C. Central 58, Florida A&M 55 Old Dominion 77, William & Mary 58 Presbyterian 73, Liberty 66 Richmond 72, Charlotte 59 UCF 65, Southern Miss. 64 UNC Asheville 81, Radford 58 VMI 89, Winthrop 85 W. Carolina 70, Coll. of Charleston 62 Wofford 79, Furman 65

NBA Scores Saturday’s Games Detroit 120, Utah 116 Memphis 120, Sacramento 92 Dallas 105, Washington 99 Houston 123, New Jersey 108 Chicago 83, Milwaukee 75 Boston at L.A. Clippers, late

NHL Scores Saturday’s Games Detroit 3, Buffalo 2, SO Pittsburgh 6, Toronto 5, SO Dallas 3, Nashville 2 Los Angeles 4, Colorado 3 Montreal 4, Carolina 3 Ottawa 4, Philadelphia 1 Washington 3, N.Y. Islanders 2 Boston at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

Racing Nationwide Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 At Phoenix International Raceway 1. (1) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 200 laps, 150 rating, 0 points, $64,550. 2. (2) Carl Edwards, Ford, 200, 128.5, 0, $51,025. 3. (9) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 200, 117.1, 0, $35,625. 4. (6) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 200, 111.7, 0, $26,175. 5. (10) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 200, 103.9, 39, $30,818. 6. (3) Joey Logano, Toyota, 200, 105.7, 0, $19,000. 7. (15) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 200, 99.1, 37, $24,728. 8. (16) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 200, 92.4, 36, $23,138. 9. (5) Brian Scott, Toyota, 200, 94.7, 35, $24,418. 10. (18) Kenny Wallace, Toyota, 200, 86.2, 34, $22,693. 11. (13) Jason Leffler, Chevrolet, 200, 86.3, 33, $20,268. 12. (11) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 200, 86.3, 32, $13,200. 13. (25) Aric Almirola, Chevrolet, 199, 78.5, 31, $19,543. 14. (14) Ryan Truex, Toyota, 199, 77.3, 30, $19,718. 15. (12) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, 198, 74.3, 29, $21,093. 16. (26) Scott Wimmer, Chevrolet, 198, 68.9, 28, $18,268. 17. (20) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 197, 68.2, 27, $18,068. 18. (24) Josh Wise, Ford, 197, 66.1, 26, $18,818. 19. (17) Michael Annett, Toyota, 197, 68, 25, $17,693. 20. (19) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, 197, 61.3, 24, $18,043. 21. (23) Charles Lewandoski, Chevrolet, 196, 57.6, 23, $11,200. 22. (22) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 196, 55.4, 22, $17,318. 23. (35) Derrike Cope, Chevrolet, 195, 44.6, 21, $17,593. 24. (31) Robert Richardson Jr., Dodge, 194, 45.8, 20, $17,118. 25. (27) Eric McClure, Chevrolet, 193, 47.6, 19, $17,618. 26. (21) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 193, 53.2, 18, $16,893. 27. (32) Blake Koch, Dodge, 193, 42, 17, $17,193. 28. (29) Shelby Howard, Chevrolet, 191, 51.5, 16, $16,718. 29. (30) Timmy Hill, Ford, 191, 37.4, 15, $16,668. 30. (8) Steve Wallace, Toyota, 190, 69.2, 14, $16,918. 31. (7) Trevor Bayne, Ford, accident, 164, 82.6, 13, $16,563. 32. (40) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Ford, 162, 33.1, 12, $10,035. 33. (28) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, handling, 108, 44.8, 11, $16,468. 34. (4) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, accident, 105, 89.8, 0, $10,965. 35. (34) Daryl Harr, Chevrolet, radiator, 101, 34.8, 9, $9,935. 36. (38) Carl Long, Ford, brakes, 19, 35.8, 8, $9,900. 37. (37) Kevin Lepage, Ford, overheating, 17, 36, 7, $9,865. 38. (33) Kelly Bires, Ford, brakes, 10, 32.9, 6, $9,810. 39. (39) Brett Rowe, Chevrolet, handling, 8, 30.2, 5, $9,770. 40. (36) Justin Marks, Ford, brakes, 7, 30.4, 0, $9,715.

Qualifying Subway Fresh Fit 500 Lineup At Phoenix International Raceway 1. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 137.279. 2. (22) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 137.112. 3. (4) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 137.096. 4. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 136.981. 5. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 136.971. 6. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 136.945. 7. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 136.809. 8. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 136.773. 9. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 136.768. 10. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 136.674. 11. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 136.643. 12. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 136.581. 13. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 136.56. 14. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 136.457. 15. (43) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 136.405. 16. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 136.327. 17. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevy, 136.116. 18. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 136.06. 19. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 135.998. 20. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 135.772. 21. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 135.731. 22. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevy, 135.701. 23. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 135.609. 24. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 135.578. 25. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 135.563. 26. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 135.557. 27. (13) Casey Mears, Toyota, 135.527. 28. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 135.496.

Prep pairings are set From staff and wire reports

The NCHSAA has announced pairings for this week’s Western Regional basketball tournament. North Rowan’s boys (24-5) will play their 1A regional semifinal game against Murphy (21-5) at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at UNC Greensboro. Salisbury’s boys (20-6) will take on East Rutherford (24-1) at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday night at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center. West Rowan’s boys (18-10) will play on Thursday at 7 p.m. at UNC Greensboro against Gastonia Hunter Huss (26-2), the top-ranked team in 3A. Salisbury’s top-ranked girls (24-1) will play on Thursday against Bandys (27-3) at 7 p.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center. Regional championships will be decided Saturday. See Scoreboard.

 Pfeiffer baseball Pfeiffer’s baseball team swept Barton in Conference Carolinas action on Saturday in Wilson. The Falcons (7-9) held on to win 4-1 in the opener and rolled 13-3 in the nightcap. Jesse Dunn, Jacob Yates and Jon Gray had three hits each for Pfeiffer, and Preston Lyon homered in the opener.

 College baseball

Trey Holmes (East Rowan) had one of Appalachian State’s four hits in a 10-0 loss to Miami on Saturday.  Liberty’s Keegan Linza (North Rowan) had an outstanding outing on Saturday, pitching the Flames to a 4-2 victory against North Florida. Linza (1-0) pitched 71⁄3 innings, allowing eight hits, walking one and fanning seven.  Justin Roland (East) went 2-for Catawba women win 10 and Ross Steedley (East) went 2Seniors Milica Ivanovic, Anna Del- for-9 as Charlotte took two of three lapenta, Kisha Long and Jennifer weekend games from Missouri. Dameron won their final home game on Saturday as Catawba’s women’s  Prep wrestling basketball team rolled over NewberWinston-Salem Parkland, Fred T. ry 79-60. Ivanovic and junior Dana Hicks Foard, Croatan and West Wilkes won combined for 49 points for the Indi- wrestling dual team state champians (15-13, 9-9), who led 41-27 at half- onships on Saturday in Greensboro. time. Hicks ripped down a career-high  West boosters 19 rebounds to go along with her 25 The West Rowan Athletic Booster points to help Catawba to a big 44-28 edge on the glass. She hit on 8-of-12 Club has changed its regular club meeting dates to the first Tuesday of shots and made 9-of-11 at the line. Ivanovic scored 24 points, hitting each month at 6:30 p.m. in the school on 7-of-12 shots, including 4-of-6 from media center. Everyone is welcome and encourbehind the arc, while dishing out five aged to attend. assists and grabbing six rebounds. Anyone needing additional inforLong tallied 16 points and had four assists, while Dameron scored a ca- mation about the meetings or club reer-high five points and grabbed business can contact booster club four rebounds. Dellapenta, playing president John Lowe at wrhsboosterwith an injured back, had a rebound and two assists. Helen McKinney led the Wolves  CCISAA hoops (16-10, 11-7) with 17 points. The CCISAA East-West All-Star Catawba is the No. 7 seed for the SAC tournament and heads to No. 2 Game was held on Friday at Sacred Heart’s Boyd Dolphin Tank. Wingate at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. The CCISAA consists of 10 schools located between Hickory and  Livingstone women fall Burlington. Salisbury Academy AD Livingstone’s women’s basketball Daniel Bayer is conference president. team dropped its final game of the The West girls, led by Salisbury regular season on Saturday, falling Academy’s Ann Rollins Johnson’s 11 79-66 to the Johnson C. Smith Golden points and seven rebounds, won 48Bulls at Trent Gym. 24 over the East. The Blue Bears honored seniors Sacred Heart’s Erin Ansbro had Cassaundra Rhodes and Brittany eight points, 11 rebounds, five assists Wright, who played their final games and five steals, while Dolphin Meghan at Trent. Hedgepeth and Salisbury Academy Rashida Elbourne and Kelcyn Ma- Jaguar Casey Roswarski had five nurs scored 11 points each for Living- points each for the winners. Sacred stone. Jasmine Murray had 10 points Heart’s India Biggus also played for and nine boards. the West.  In the boys game, Salisbury Racquel Davis led the Golden Academy’s Asa Hollingsworth led a Bulls (22-3) with 23 points. Livingstone (16-9, 10-7 CIAA, 4-6 balanced West attack to a 67-54 win Southern Division) will be the South- with 12 points and five rebounds. Classmate Coleman Bergsma had ern Division’s No. 5 seed for the CIAA Tournament that begins on Monday eight points. Sacred Heart’s Christian Hester in Charlotte. The Blue Bears will play at 9 p.m. against the Hawks of had six points and seven rebounds, and Dolphin Chili Chilton scored five Chowan. points.  In the skills events, each school  Woods leads Pfeiffer had one representative in each of the Senior Chris Woods, one of Pfeif- three contests. fer’s all-time greats, scored 32 points Ansbro won the Hot Shot contest, to lead the Falcons to an 83-74 win and fellow Dolphin Kate Sullivan took against Erskine on Saturday night in first place in 3-pointers. Conference Carolinas play. Roswarski placed second in 3Woods eclipsed the 2,000-point pointers and Rollins was second in the mark for his career and helped the free-throw competition. Falcons (11-15, 9-9) square their For the boys, SA’s Luke Combs and league record. SH’s Joseph Harrison tied for second Pfeiffer will be the league’s No. 5 in free-throw accuracy. seed for the tournament and will play Dolphins Spencer Storey and Reilat No. 4 Coker on Monday at 7 p.m. ly Gokey placed second in the 3-point and Hot Shot contests. The night was very well attend and  Pfeiffer women rolling closes out successful seasons for both Pfeiffer’s women’s basketball local schools. team shot 60 percent, missed just one of 18 free throws and got 21 points  North Hills in league from Brittany Cox in an 87-76 ConThe North Hills Christian varsity ference Carolinas win against Erskathletic program has been accepted ine on Saturday. Pfeiffer (14-12, 13-7) takes a six- into the Southern Piedmont Athletic game winning streak into the confer- Association (SPAA). The SPAA is a conference in the ence tournament. The No. 4 seed, Pfeiffer plays at home on Tuesday North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association (NCISAA). against No. 5 seed Queens. It is comprised of some of the highest profile teams in the state, includ Catawba sweeps ing United Faith Christian Academy, Catawba’s baseball team stayed Davidson Day, Gaston Day, undefeated in SAC play by sweeping Statesville Christian and Victory Mars Hill 9-8 and 14-1 on the road on Christian. Saturday. “Competing in this conference will Catawba (11-3, 5-0) plays a single allow us to play at the state level and game against the Lions (7-10, 2-3) this gain more visibility for our athletes,” afternoon. NHCS AD Chris Fowler said. The Indians scored four runs in the seventh in the opener, tying the  Garrard visits game on Chris Dula’s RBI single and MORRISVILLE, N.C. — NFL taking a 9-6 lead on a three-run homer quarterback David Garrard is spendby John Neese. Ross Whitley nailed down the final ing some time with members of the out for a save after the Lions threat- North Carolina National Guard ened to come back. Wil Huneycutt got thanks to an old friend. The Jacksonville Jaguars’ star and the win in relief. Garrett Furr homeformer East Carolina University red for the Indians.  In the nightcap, Catawba got an- standout is scheduled to visit on Friother strong start from J.J. Jankows- day with members of the guard at the ki, who hurled five shutout innings. armory in Morrisville. The Indians broke the game open During high school, Garrard with five-run frames in the fifth and worked in a shoe store with Sgt. 1st sixth. Class Gregory L. Bethea as his manGreg Lawson had a three-run dou- ager. Bethea is with the guard’s Reble in the fifth and finished with three cruiting and Retention Battalion. hits and five RBIs. Garrard and Bethea remained in Dula went 3-for-4 with a pair of touch, and when Garrard wanted to RBI in the nightcap. Ryan Bostian start a football/cheerleading camp for (South Rowan) and Brett Underwood North Carolina youths, Bethea helped scored three runs apiece. out.


Is Newton Panthers’ answer? Associated Press

CHARLOTTE — Holding the No. 1 overall draft pick and needing help at quarterback to fix the NFL’s worst offense, the Carolina Panthers were crushed when Stanford’s Andrew Luck decided to stay in school. There’s still another QB who could perhaps be the top pick in April — only this time it would be a pretty big gamble: Auburn’s Cam Newton. New coach Ron Rivera has acknowledged the Panthers are considering taking the Heisman Trophy winner, who dazzled college football last season in leading the Tigers to the national championship. “Whatever organization that I’m picked up, I’m going to be lucky, I’m going to be happy,” Newton said Saturday at the NFL scouting combine. His potential, athleticism and playing style draw comparisons to Michael Vick. But Newton carries plenty of risks, from whether his running style will translate to the NFL to questions about his character. “That will all be along the process to see if he fits what we want to do and how we want to do it,” Rivera said earlier in the week at the combine. “As far as the skill set goes, the kid’s got tremendous physical talent. He’s got natural size and

Lovie gets extension Georgia Force. "He was a competitor," The NFL notebook ... said B.C. Lions coach Wally CHICAGO — Out of paBuono, who coached Bell in tience after three straight Calgary "He was a good guy. playoff misses, many Chica- He was a good football playgo fans were calling for er and helped us win a Grey coach Lovie Smith to be Cup." fired a year ago. LABOR TALKS The Bears stuck with INDIANAPOLIS — NFL him. Now, they plan to keep Commissioner Roger Goodhim around a little longer. ell and the league's top labor The Bears gave Smith a negotiator used this week's two-year contract extension annual scouting combine to Friday, keeping him update owners on the collecthrough the 2013 season af- tive bargaining negotiater a year in which his team tions. won the NFC North at 11-5 The two sides spent sevand reached the conference en straight days negotiating championship game. in front of federal mediator Smith, who led the Bears George Cohen in Washingto the Super Bowl after the ton before talks ended 2006 season, is 63-49 over Thursday. They are schedseven regular seasons and uled to resume Tuesday. is 3-3 in the playoffs. Both sides have abided BELL DIES by Cohen's request to stay TORONTO — Ricky quiet about the negotiations, Bell, an NFL defensive back but it's becoming increaswho went on to play in the ingly clear that everyone inCFL and won a Grey Cup volved is bracing for the with Calgary in 2001, has NFL's first work stoppage died. He was 36. since 1987. He died Feb. 17 in CoARRESTED lumbia, S.C., although no INDIANAPOLIS — St. cause was given. Louis Rams scout Luke Bell was a captain at Driscoll has been accused of North Carolina State and public intoxication and pubplayed three seasons in lic indecency after urinating the NFL with Jacksonville on an Indianapolis building. and Chicago. He spent The 33-year-old Driscoll one season in NFL Europe was arrested early Friday. and another in the XFL According to a police rebefore joining the CFL in port, Driscoll was urinating 2001. on a downtown building In Canada, he played for when two police officers apCalgary, Ottawa, Winnipeg proached, one of them a and Montreal before leavwoman. A spokesman for ing the league in 2007. His the Indianapolis police said career ended in 2008 with Driscoll then exposed himthe Arena Football League's self to one of the officers. Associated Press

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cam Newton speaks to the media during the NFL combine.

ability to run. He’s got a tremendous arm, and he’s got a pretty good pocket presence already.” That would seem to fit what Carolina is looking for after a nightmare 2-14 season that included only 16 touchdowns and a franchise-low 196 points. Rookie Jimmy Clausen, who replaced the ineffective and injured Matt Moore, went 1-9 as a starter, had an NFL-worst 58.4 passer rating and didn’t throw a touchdown pass to a wide receiver all season. “We do believe you have to have a franchise quarterback, a guy that’s basically going to lead your team for the next six, seven, eight years,” Rivera said. “Most certainly, we believe that. Do you have to take that, or is that guy on our roster right now. That’s part of our evaluation process.” Rivera, who was defensive coordinator with the San Diego Chargers until he replaced John Fox in January, indicated Newton will be brought to Charlotte before the April 28 draft. “We’ll bring him in, and visit with him and try to get a feel for what he does know, how well he’ll learn,” Rivera said. But Newton is no automatic No. 1 choice like the NFL-ready Luck. Taking him might be one of the more riskier moves in franchise history. The 21-year-old Newton has great size (6-foot-6, 250 pounds) and a rocket arm.

He put up gaudy numbers in his only college season as a starter at Auburn, but played mostly out of the shotgun while running the ball almost as many times as he threw it. “Everybody knows that Cam has been in a spread offense,” Newton said. “I have been trying to work as much as possible trying to be fluent in coming from under center, the three-step game, the five-step and also the seven-step drop.” Adjusting to a pro style offense is a big concern. So are parts of his background. Newton started his college career at Florida, but left school following a November 2008 arrest after he bought a stolen computer. The charges were later dropped after he completed a pretrial intervention program for first-time offenders. Then an NCAA investigation determined his father, Cecil, solicited up to $180,000 from Mississippi State before his son went to Auburn. Newton also raised eyebrows when he told Sports Illustrated recently that “I see myself not only as a football player, but an entertainer and icon.” Newton claimed Saturday he was misunderstood. “Football is my No. 1 priority,” he said. “I want to make that perfectly clear.”

No Battier, no problem for Rockets

Braves, Mets play to a tie Associated Press

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The NBA roundup ... HOUSTON — Kevin Martin scored 30 points, Chase Budinger added 27 and Houston beat Deron Williams and the New Jersey Nets 123-108 on Saturday night in the Rockets' first game since trading away Shane Battier and Aaron Brooks. Budinger took Battier's spot in the starting lineup and went 8 for 11 from the field. Luis Scola added 23 points and seven rebounds for the Rockets, who've won nine straight meetings with New Jersey. Mavs 105, Wizards 99 WASHINGTON — Jason Terry scored 25 points, Tyson Chandler had a season-high 23 and 13 rebounds and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Washington Wizards 10599 on Saturday night for their fifth consecutive victory. Dirk Nowitzki added 21 points for the Mavericks, who have won 15 of 16 overall. Dallas improved to 8-1 in its last nine road games. Bulls 83, Bucks 75 MILWAUKEE — Luol Deng scored 19 points, Derrick Rose had 17 and the surging Chicago Bulls beat the Milwaukee Bucks 83-75 on Saturday night. Chicago has won six of seven to improve to 15-4 since Jan. 14, putting pressure on Boston and Miami at the top of the Eastern Conference. Grizzlies 120, Kings 92 MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Zach Randolph had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Marc Gasol added 21 points, and the Memphis Grizzlies pulled away in the second half to beat the Sacramento Kings 120-92 on Saturday night. Both Randolph and Gasol were 10 of 15 from the field as Memphis shot 55 percent while winning for the sixth time in seven games. Pistons 120, Jazz 116 AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Rodney Stuckey scored 28 points and made a big steal in the final minute, helping the Detroit Pistons bounce back from an embarrassing start to the weekend with a 120-116 win over the Utah Jazz.

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Joel Przybilla, right, battles Lakers center Andrew Bynum.

Jordan defends trade; reassures new center Przybilla, who passed his physical despite concerns The NBA notebook ... over his surgically repaired CHARLOTTE — Charright knee, met with Jordan lotte Bobcats owner Michael and coach Paul Silas. Jordan was busy on Satur“They were honest with day defending his decision me and told me they wanted to trade Gerald Wallace and me here,” the 31-year-old playing a major role in getPrzybilla said. “That means ting a reluctant Joel Przybil- a lot, especially coming la comfortable with his new from Michael Jordan. He boss. looked me in the eye and In a brief interview with told me this. I’ve never, to The Associated Press, Jorbe honest, had a general dan said “I love the trade” manager tell me that.” that sent the former All-Star CARMELO VS. HEAT Wallace to Portland. While MIAMI — Carmelo Anthe backup center Przybilla thony took some easy shots was the only likely rotation about 12 feet from the basplayer Charlotte got in reket Saturday afternoon, turn, Jordan says it gives his swishing just about every club “flexibility” to make fu- attempt. ture moves because they acAll were left-handed — a quired two first-round picks clear sign that the New and cleared salary-cap York Knicks’ newly acspace. quired star was having “I think it’s one of the plenty of distress in his best trades,” Jordan said. right elbow again. Jordan said he’s not conRegardless, Anthony said tent with jockeying for the he would “without a doubt” final playoff spot in the East- be in the lineup tonight ern Conference. He believes when the Knicks visit Lethe deal puts the franchise in Bron James, Dwyane Wade, better shape ahead of perChris Bosh and the Miami haps a lower payroll ceiling Heat in a game that has all in the next labor deal as he the makings of being far tries to build a contender. from another ordinary part “We’re all right,” Jordan of the NBA’s marathon regsaid as he left the practice ular season. floor. “I like where we are.” Knicks coach Mike In the short term, the D’Antoni said Anthony told Bobcats must replace Walhim the elbow pain, which lace, who was their second flared up in New York’s leading scorer, and backup loss at Cleveland on Friday center Nazr Mohammed, night, stemmed from a linwho was traded to Oklahoma gering bursa sac problem. City in a separate deal Anthony went through Thursday. New York’s practice in MiThat’s where the 7-foot-1 ami, which started about Przybilla comes in. He took 13 hours after the loss to a red eye flight from Portthe Cavaliers. land early Saturday unsure “He should be fine,” if he’d be in Charlotte long. D’Antoni said. “He didn’t He thought he might be take a whole lot of shots, bought or released. let’s put it that way, but he “They traded away an All- ran through everything. Star, and I’m an expiring Most of the things we did contract,” Przybilla said. “I was try to get our defense didn’t know what to expect.” on the same page.” Associated Press

At Port St. Lucie, Fla., The Mets fought back from deficits of 2-0, 3-2 and 5-3 thanks to a two-run, fifth-inning homer from Fernando Martinez, an RBI-double by Jordany Valdespin in the ninth and a two-run blast to dead center by veteran Willie Harris in the bottom of the 10th. Eric Hinske homerd off Mets' reliever Pedro Beato in the fourth. Phillies 5, Yankees 4 At Tampa, Fla., Cole Hamels allowed one unearned run over two innings for the Phillies. The lone hit off Hamels was a twoout double in the second by Francisco Cervelli that tied it 1-1. Yankees starter Bartolo Colon gave up one run and two hits in two innings. The right-hander threw 23 of 36 pitches for strikes. The Yankees held a pregame ceremony to honor George Steinbrenner, who died last July at the age of 80. Angels 4, Dodgers (ss) 1 At Tempe, Ariz., Mark Trumbo hit a tworun homer for the Angels. He could be the Angels' starting first baseman should Kendry Morales' recovery from a broken leg limit him to hitting duties only. Giants 8, Dodgers (ss) 3 At Scottsdale, Ariz., the new, lighter Pablo Sandoval, the refurbished Mark DeRosa and the same old Aubrey Huff were in the groove for San Francisco. Rockies 8, Diamondbacks 7, 10 innings At Scottsdale, Ariz., Colorado ace Ubaldo Jimenez threw two scoreless if slightly shaky innings and the Rockies inaugurated the fancy new spring training facility they share with Arizona. Red Sox 6, Boston College 0 At Fort Myers, Fla., Kevin Youkilis hit a three-run homer in the first inning for Boston. In his first game action since Aug. 2, when a thumb injury ended his 2010 season, Youkilis went 1 for 1 with a walk.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina has hired LSU's Joe Robinson as defensive line coach. Robinson spent the past three seasons

with the Tigers coaching the defensive line and serving as special teams coordinator. He worked previously with Tar Heels defensive coordinator Everett Withers at Southern Mississippi in the 1990s. Robinson replaces Brian Baker, who left after a month to become an assistant coach with the Dallas Cowboys. Baker had replaced John Blake, who resigned in September after his friendship with NFL agent Gary Wichard became part of the NCAA investigation into the UNC football program.

GOLF MARANA, Ariz. — Martin Kaymer is the new No. 1 in golf, this time without much debate. Kaymer reached the Match Play Championship final on Saturday to assure he will be No. 1 in the next world ranking. The 26year-old German becomes the secondyoungest player at No. 1 since the ranking began in 1986. Tiger Woods was 21 when he became No. 1 in 1997. It ends the 17-week reign of Lee Westwood, who had only three victories on his world ranking ledger when he became No. 1. Kaymer has won seven times in the last two years. Watson was his victim again Saturday at Dove Mountain, where Kaymer beat him in 18 holes. The "Germanator" will face Luke Donald of England in the 18-hole final today.

TENNIS DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer for the second time in a month, a 6-3, 6-3 victory Saturday for his third consecutive Dubai Championships title. Djokovic extended his unbeaten streak in 2011 to 12 matches with his 20th title. The third-ranked Serb beat Federer in the semifinals on his way to winning the Australian Open. • DOHA, Qatar — Vera Zvonareva defeated top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 64 Saturday to win the Qatar Ladies Open final. The third-ranked Russian earned her 11th career WTA title and first since a victory in Pattaya City a year ago.

Hurricanes defeated by Canadiens Defenseman Alec Martinez also scored for the Kings, 11-1-3 since Jan. 22 following The NBA roundup ... a 2-10 stretch. MONTREAL — Andrei Kostitsyn scored Stars 3, Predators 2 on Montreal's first power play with 3:53 left DALLAS — Loui Eriksson scored a goto give the Canadiens a win over Carolina. ahead, power-play goal with 3:42 left to give Tomas Plekanec scored in the second pe- Dallas a win and send Nashville to its fourth riod to reach 20 goals for a fifth straight sea- straight loss. son. Michael Cammalleri and Lars Eller Red Wings 3, Sabres 2, SO scored in the first, and Alex Auld made 28 BUFFALO, N.Y. — Jiri Hudler tied it saves for Montreal. with 58 seconds remaining and Pavel DatCory Stillman scored midway through syuk also scored in regulation, then both had the second in his second game with the Hur- goals in the shootout to lift Detroit over Bufricanes to tie it at 3. Jussi Jokinen and Tuofalo. mo Ruutu added goals, and Cam Ward made Penguins 6, Maple Leafs 5, SO 23 saves for Carolina. TORONTO — Alex Kovalev is already Carolina captain Eric Staal didn't make making the most of his return to Pittsburgh, the trip to Montreal because of an undisscoring the only goal of the shootout after closed upper body injury sustained Friday. netting one in regulation in his new team's Kings 4, Avalanche 3 win over Toronto. LOS ANGELES — Anze Kopitar had a Senators 4, Flyers 1 goal and an assist, Jarret Stoll and defenseOTTAWA — Erik Condra netted his first man Drew Doughty scored power-play two NHL goals, and Chris Phillips also goals, and the Los Angeles Kings held on to scored in what could be his final game with beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3. Ottawa in a win against Philadelphia. Associated Press

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The Top 25 roundup ... SAN DIEGO — Whether it's at altitude or sea level, the San Diego State Aztecs just can't stop Jimmer Fredette. The star guard had 25 points and nine assists as No. 7 BYU spoiled the biggest game in No. 6 San Diego State's history, running away with an 80-67 victory Saturday. As the final buzzer sounded, a fired-up Fredette threw the ball into the air and celebrated with his teammates just a few feet from SDSU's student section. It was the first home loss in 14 games this season for the Aztecs, who also lost by 13 to BYU at Provo a month ago. "We were just really, really excited to win this game," Fredette said. "It's a huge game. Everyone was picking San Diego State to win and I thought our team did a great job of just making shots and getting rebounds, getting loose balls, doing things that we needed to do, and that's why it was an emotional win." The Cougars (27-2, 13-1 Mountain West) swept the regular-season series against the Aztecs (27-2, 12-2) for the third straight year and took a one-game lead in the conference. SDSU's second loss came in one of the most eagerly anticipated games in this city's history. The Aztecs' only win against BYU in the last three seasons was in the MWC tournament semifinals two seasons ago. No. 3 Kansas 82, Oklahoma 70 NORMAN, Okla. — Marcus Morris had 23 points and nine rebounds, twin brother Markieff added 19 points and 10 boards, and the Jayhawks moved into a tie for first in the Big 12. Kansas (27-2, 12-2) shot 57 percent, making more than half of their shots from the field for the 21st time this season, and notched their seventh straight win in the series. Colorado 91, No. 5 Texas 89 BOULDER, Colo. — Alec Burks scored 33 points and Levi Knutson added 21 as Colorado overcame a 22-point first-half deficit for the upset. Colorado (18-11, 7-7 Big 12) was down 48-33 at halftime, but the Longhorns (24-5, 13-2) suddenly were affected by the altitude and the Buffaloes' push-the-pace style. No. 9 Notre Dame 60, Seton Hall 48 SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Tim Abromaitis scored 22 points and Ben Hansbrough had 21 to help the Irish remain in position for a double-bye for the Big East tournament. After trailing by 11 points in the first half, Notre Dame (235, 12-4) came back quickly in the second half. Carleton Scott's 15-footer with 17:30 remaining gave the Irish a 3130 edge. It was part of a 13-0 run that gave Notre Dame a 37-30 edge. UCLA 71, No. 10 Arizona 49 LOS ANGELES — Reeves Nelson had a career-high 27 points and 16 rebounds, and UCLA moved into a tie with Arizona for first place in the Pac-10 in the last men's game played at historic Pauley Pavilion before it closes for renovation. Joshua Smith added 17 points and Tyler Honeycutt had 15 for the Bruins (21-8), who share the league's top spot at 12-4 with two games remaining. They have won 12 of 14. Derrick Williams scored 15 points and Kyle Fogg had 10 for the Wildcats (23-6). No. 17 Syracuse 58, No. 11 Georgetown 51 WASHINGTON — Scoop Jardine had 17 points and seven assists to lead Syracuse to its fourth straight win, as the Orange pulled away after the teams were tied 45-all late. Syracuse (24-6, 11-6 Big East) limited the Hoyas, the sixth-best field-goal shooting team in the country, to 36 percent from the field. Austin Freeman scored 16 points for the Hoyas (21-8, 10-7). Baylor 58, No. 21 Texas A&M 51 WACO, Texas — LaceDarius Dunn and Perry Jones scored 16 points each as Baylor wrapped up a regular-season sweep of the Aggies. Quincy Acy added 10 points for the Bears (18-10, 7-7 Big 12). No. 22 Kentucky 76, No. 13 Florida 68 LEXINGTON, Ky. — Darius Miller scored a career-high 24 points and Brandon Knight added 16 points and six assists as Kentucky stayed unbeaten at home under John Calipari. Kentucky (20-8, 8-6 SEC) won its 33rd straight home game and gave coach John Calipari his 500th career victory. The Wildcats took control of a tight game with a 10-2 burst midway through the second half to get some breathing room at 58-49. Kenny Boynton led Florida (22-6, 11-3) with 21 points, and Chandler Parsons added 15. No. 23 St. John's 81, No. 15 Villanova 68 PHILADELPHIA — Dwight Hardy scored a career-high 34 points and St. John's showed it doesn't need to be at Madison Square Garden to beat a ranked team. The Red Storm (19-9, 11-5 Big East) won their sixth straight game and beat their first Top 25 team away from the Garden. Led by first-year coach Steve Lavin, the Red Storm have knocked off six ranked opponents this season. St. John's held on down the stretch to hold off the struggling Wildcats (21-8, 9-7). No. 18 Vanderbilt 90, LSU 69 BATON ROUGE, La. — Jeffery Taylor scored 20 points, John Jenkins overcame a slow start to score 17, and Vanderbilt outscored LSU 49-26 in the second half. The Commodores (21-7, 9-5 SEC), which bounced back from their first loss in six games by shooting 54.4 percent. They surged to the lead for good with a 14-0 second-half run. Storm Warren had a career-high 24 points and Ralston Turner added 18 for LSU (11-18, 3-11). Kansas St. 80, No. 20 Missouri 70 MANHATTAN, Kan. — Jacob Pullen scored 24 points and joined Mike Evans as the only players in Kansas State history to top the 2,000-point mark. Curtis Kelly added 15 points for the resurgent Wildcats (209, 8-6), who have won six of seven and are battling Mizzou (227, 8-6) for the fourth and final bye in the Big 12 tournament. No. 24 Temple 57, George Washington 41 WASHINGTON — Lavoy Allen scored 19 points and had a season-high 16 rebounds for Temple, which overcame a horrific first 10 minutes in an ugly win. After scoring just eight points in the opening 10 minutes, Temple (22-6, 12-2 Atlantic 10) took the lead for good by holding George Washington to two points over the final 11:22.

RALEIGH — North Carolina State didn’t let another close N.C. State 79 game slip away late. Scott Wood scored Ga. Tech 74 20 points and made several key plays in the final two minutes to help the Wolfpack hold off Georgia Tech 79-74 on Saturday, snapping a two-game losing streak while extending the Yellow Jackets’ road misery. Tracy Smith added 18 points for the Wolfpack (15-13, 5-9 ACC), who used an 11-0 run to go ahead midway through the second half. But N.C. State had to hold on to the final horn, making enough plays to turn away several pushes by the Yellow Jackets (11-17, 3-11) that kept it a one-possession game. It didn’t even matter that this win came against another of the league’s worst teams. At this point, the Wolfpack just needed something positive to happen after fumbling away chances to win at Maryland last weekend and at home against rival North Carolina on Wednesday night. “They’re all important,” Wood said. “The main thing right now is that every team we can beat we bump them down one. We’re just trying to get the best seeding as possible for the ACC tournament.” Wood did his part. The long-distance shooter hit a pair of 3-pointers, but was also active inside the arc and had what might have been the biggest play of the game with his steal and layup after the Yellow Jackets had closed to 69-66 with about 2 minutes left. He knocked down four straight free throws in the final 30 seconds, part of the Wolfpack’s 6-for-6 performance at the line to close this one out. “Down the stretch, we played much smarter today,” N.C. State coach Sidney

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Jordan Vandenberg (14) slams in two over Georgia tech's Nate Hicks (42). Lowe said. “We still made mistakes, but we played much smarter. That’s what I told the team. ... We controlled it, we ran the clock down, got shots we wanted. We didn’t really force shots late in the ballgame.” Compare that to the past two games. N.C. State was tied with Maryland with 61/2 minutes left before the Terrapins went on a 12-1 run on the way to an 8780 win. Against the 19th-ranked Tar Heels, the Wolfpack trailed by a point with 9 minutes left before North Caroli-

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The ACC roundup ... CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Corey Raji hit 7 of 10 shots and scored 12 of his 17 points in a 26-4 run spanning the halves Saturday as the Eagles rallied from a slow start for a 63-44 victory against Virginia. Reggie Jackson scored 25 to lead the Eagles (17-11, 7-7 ACC), who used the run to turn a 28-21 deficit into a 4732 advantage. Boston College ended a two-game losing streak. The Cavaliers (14-14, 5-9) got consecutive 3-pointers from Mustapha Farrakhan in building that 28-21 first half lead, but finished 4 for 21 from long range. Farrakhan was 4 for 13 from the field overall (2-5 on 3s) and fellow starter Sammy Zeglinski was 1 for 10 (1-7). Florida State 65, Miami 59 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — It looked like a runaway for most of the game, but Florida State needed a clutch basket from its youngest player in the final minute to choke off a furious Miami comeback. Okaro White, a freshman starting in place of injured Chris Singleton, knocked down a 10-foot jumper with 31 seconds remaining Sat-

na went on a 19-7 run on the way to a 7563 win. N.C. State also got a boost with the return of sophomore Richard Howell (seven rebounds), who missed the UNC game with a possible concussion. “It’s never too late to change or for your team to get it and understand it,” Lowe said. Georgia Tech hasn’t come close to figuring that part out. The Yellow Jackets fell to 0-10 on the road this season and have lost eight straight ACC games to sink to 11th in the 12-team league. They have one more chance for a road win. On Thursday night, they travel to last-place Wake Forest. “We didn’t get stops or rebounds,” said Iman Shumpert, who had 21 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. “If you don’t get stops down the stretch, you’re not going to win.” The Wolfpack shot 50 percent and used that 11-0 run to finally get some breathing room after heading into the final 101⁄2 minutes tied. Smith had three key baskets during that run, scoring a layup off a feed from C.J. Williams for a 57-54 lead. He followed that by taking a flip pass from Ryan Harrow and scoring again in the paint to push the margin to five. Then, after Wood scored a layup off a goaltending call following a turnover, Smith scored over Daniel Miller inside. Harrow closed the run with a jumper — set up by Smith’s solid screen on the perimeter — to give N.C. State a 65-54 lead with 6:23 left. That lead ultimately held up, though the Yellow Jackets fought back to within three points four times late. But Wood made his biggest play after Glen Rice Jr. had stolen a pass inside, jumping in front of Rice’s outlet pass near halfcourt, then racing in for the hanging layup and a 71-66 lead with 1:47 left.

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Boston college's reggie Jackson shoots over Virginia's Joe Harris. urday that gave Florida State a 64-59 lead after Malcolm Grant's 3-point shot 25 seconds earlier moved the Hurricanes to within 62-59. White hit 6 of 11 shots and grabbed seven rebounds while Dulkys connected on 4 of 8 3-point attempts. Grant led Miami with 19 points and 6-10, 300-pound center Reggie Johnson added 17 points and 12 rebounds. Miami (17-12, 5-9 ACC) fought back from a 22-point, first-half deficit but couldn't overcome a 31.7-percent shooting effort (20 of 63). Florida State (20-8, 10-4) won for the second time in three games since losing Singleton — its scoring leader this season — to a broken right foot. It marked Florida State's third straight season with at least 20 wins and 10 in ACC play.

CLEMSON, S.C. — Firsty e a r Clemson 63 C l e m s o n W. Forest 49 c o a c h B r a d Brownell was asked if he’d ever taken a team into No. 1 Duke as he’s set to do next Wednesday night with the Tigers. After acknowledging he hadn’t, Brownell joked, “You don’t sound like you think that’s a good idea.” It could be, especially if the Tigers show off the kind of defense they did to beat Wake Forest, 63-49, on Saturday. Clemson (19-9, 8-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) entered the weekend as the ACC leader in scoring defense. Despite a sluggish offensive showing, the Tigers maintained their edge on defense in sending Wake Forest (8-21, 1-13) to its eighth straight loss. Seniors Jerai Grant and Demontez Stitt had 14 points apiece while power forward Devin Booker had a doubledouble with 10 points and 10 rebounds. “We have great offensive threats, but at the end of the day we have better defensive threats,” Clemson forward Milton Jenning said. “Coach made us think defense first, so that’s our identity.” And a tough parcel for Brownell to sell to a team that had been to the past

three NCAA tournaments off the pressing, transition style preferred by former coach Oliver Purnell. Brownell Gradually, showed them how his halfcourt defense melded with the motion offense. “Eventually, I think the players saw, ‘Hey, this is fun. You don’t have to press to play hard defense,’” the coach said. The Tigers haven’t had much success over Wake Forest the past decade or so. They had won only three of the past 20 meetings, struggling against Demon Deacons stars like Tim Duncan, Chris Paul and Josh Howard. These Demon Deacons, however, haven’t played anything like those groups and Clemson took full advantage. The Tigers used a 14-2 first-half run to take control, then Stitt hit three 3-pointers in the second half to maintain the double-digit lead. Wake Forest also had no answers for Clemson’s inside game as Booker gained his second double-double of the season. Grant added four blocks and five rebounds to go along with his points. Nikita Mescheriakov had 11 points, the Demon Deacons’ only player in double figures. Clemson came in hoping to improve its NCAA tournament resume and stay in the hunt for a first-round bye in the ACC tournament next month.

Charlotte plunges to sixth straight defeat the Wildcats (17-13, 10-8 Southern Conference) beat the Spartans for the 10th The regional roundup ... time in 11 meetings, avenging a 77-69 CHARLOTTE — Richmond played loss in Greensboro on Jan. 17. Brendan like a veteran team on Saturday night, McKillop added 17 points for Davidkeeping its poise in the second half son, which won its ninth game in the when Charlotte tried to rally. last 10 overall. Justin Harper scored 22 points and WCU 70, College of Charleston 62 Kevin Anderson scored 20 to lead RichCULLOWHEE — Mike Williams mond to a 72-59 win over Charlotte. scored 18 points and Western Carolina With the victory, the Spiders (22-7, 11-3 (17-14, 12-6) beat College of Charleston Atlantic 10) strengthened their hold on 70-62 on Saturday to secure the No. 1 third place in the league and won for seed in the North Division of the Souththe sixth time in their last seven ern Conference. It was the regular-seagames. son finale for both teams. Richmond is now 9-3 on the road this Mississippi State 70, Tennessee 69 season, including 7-1 on the road in the KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — As Dee Bost conference. drove the court with less than 10 secAn'Juan Wilderness led Charlotte onds on the clock, Wendell Lewis knew (10-18, 2-12) with 16 points. Chris he either had to be in position under the Braswell scored 12, and Javarris Barbasket to score off either an assist or a nett scored 10. Former West Rowan sd- rebound. The former Concord High star tar K.J. Sherrill scored four. also knew he had little room for error. The 49ers have lost six straight and "I saw (Bost) spinning," Lewis said. 10 of their last 11. "We hadn't really made eye contact, so Davidson 78, UNC-Greensboro 67 when I saw him throw the ball to me, I DAVIDSON — Jake Cohen scored was like, 'I've got to dunk it, that's the 27 points and Davidson defeated North only way. If I lay it up, he's going to try Carolina-Greensboro 78-67 in the regu- and block it. So I might as well go up lar-season finale for both teams. aggressive and go ahead and dunk it.' " With Cohen making 11 of 14 shots, Dunk it he did with 3 seconds left, Associated Press

sending Mississippi State to a 70-69 win over Tennessee. Gardner-Webb 64, High Point 60 BOILING SPRINGS — Laron Buggs scored 17 points and Gardner-Webb took command early in a 64-60 win over High Point in the regular-season finale for both teams. Georgia 64, South Carolina 48 ATHENS, Ga. — Trey Thompkins scored 20 points, Travis Leslie added 15 and Georgia cruised to a win it had to have, blowing out South Carolina. N.C. A&T 76, Coppin State 72 GREENSBORO — Thomas Coleman scored 24 points and 12 rebounds, his 18th double-double of the season, and North Carolina A&T came from behind to defeat Coppin State 76-72 Saturday. Coleman, who came into the game averaging a double-double (16.8 points, 10.6 rebounds), helped the Aggies (1415, 8-6 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) split the season series. East Carolina 71, Rice 68 HOUSTON — Jontae Sherrod knocked down a deep 3-pointer with 2.3 seconds to play Saturday to lift East Carolina to a 71-68 victory over Rice. Sherrod's shot was one of 14 3-pointers for the Pirates (15-13, 7-7).


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Plans to repave not popular with drivers Guillen, among others. “Spring training, he bops The NASCAR notebook ... in here like we’re getting AVONDALE, Ariz. — ready to play game seven Phoenix International of the World Series,” WalRaceway will undergo a trip said of Guillen. “It’s transformation almost as pretty obvious why people soon as the checkers drop love playing for him.” on this weekend’s Sprint Waltrip said he didn’t do Cup race, a repaving and very well in school and reconfiguration project struggled at baseball, limitscheduled to be completed ing his career options. before returning in the fall. “I determined at a very The track needs it. The young age that it was problast repaving was 20 years ably going to be important ago and the current set up for me to make a living sitdoesn’t always make for ting on my (backside).” easy passing. • Necessity doesn’t mean CHILDRESS ENGINES: everyone’s going to like it. Richard Childress Racing Quirky and cracky, has been known for having Phoenix is fine the way it is some of the most durable for many drivers and engines in NASCAR. crews — especially after So when two Childress one track record after ancars blew two engines at other fell in qualifying this the Daytona 500, yeah, it weekend. was a shock. “I’m a little disappointed Kevin Harvick’s car was even though it probably has the first to go after 22 laps to be done,” said Steve and Jeff Burton’s went out Letarte, crew chief for Dale after 92, leaving team Earnhardt Jr. “I’m a race members scratching their fan, and it’s just an amazing heads as to what happened. racetrack. The two differHarvick said this weekent ends make the racing end that both cars seemed good and the old, worn-out to have had the same probpavement makes it look like lem and they have a good the tracks we grew up runplan to make sure it doesn’t ning on. I know repaves are happen again. necessary, but I think they “Not that I’m going to tell are a necessary evil. you, but they have a good “I’m a real big fan of old, idea,” he said. “They called bumpy, worn-out surfaces.” me Monday morning and Built nearly 50 years told me what had happened, ago, the mile oval is one of and I feel like they have a the more unique tracks on good direction to fix it.” the circuit, with vastly difChildress didn’t have ferent types of turns at op- any blown engines in qualiposite ends and asphalt fying, but didn’t exactly that’s developed all kinds light up the track; Clint of bumps and cracks since Bowyer had the best startthe last repave. ing position for Sunday’s The better drivers like race at 16th. those quirks and for the • track to be somewhat slick. PIT STOPS: Kyle Busch’s “Definitely disappointed win in the NASCAR trucks that they needed to resurrace Friday night gives him face the track,” said fivevictories in sevens straight time defending Sprint Cup seasons, tying the series champion Jimmie Johnson, record set by Todd Bodine. who’s won four times at ... Sales of Daytona 500 winPhoenix. “I understand that ner Trevor Bayne licensed at some point all tracks merchandise on need it and they are at that is at a rate point. We love the tracks nearly three times all other that are worn out and on drivers and the sales pace the verge of needing to be is more than double of last resurfaced. I think we put year’s Daytona 500 winner, on our best races there.” Jamie McMurray. ... Hen• drick Motorsports didn’t WALTRIP ON THIRD: Two- bounce back from its disaptime Daytona 500 winner pointing Daytona 500, with Michael Waltrip tried a dif- Jeff Gordon getting the top ferent sport Saturday, suit- qualifying spot at 20th. ... ing up and joining the Weather could play a factor Chicago White Sox on the for Sunday’s race. Strong field at spring training. winds whipped around PIR The owner of Michael at the start of the NationWaltrip Racing bounded wide race and rain is exaround the clubhouse, visit- pected overnight, though ing with slugger Adam it’s predicated to taper off Dunn and manager Ozzie during the day on Sunday. Associated Press

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Salisbury’s Dontarius Mills works on defending state champ Aric McCutcheon in the 125-pound class.

WRESTLING FROM 1B standing. “I had just one goal,” he said. “To finish first.” Fowler was attempting to become North’s first state-winner since Larry Jackson won by disqualification in 2003. He fell behind 5-2 in the first period and trailed 9-4 when Beaver put him on his back. “I got caught out of position,” he explained after finishing with a 34-14 mark. “That’s all I can say.” With opportunities to place third, Powers lost 5-0 to Colten McKinney (Mitchell) and Solorzano dropped a 5-3 overtime decision to defending state champ Daniel Hernandez (East Montgomery). “We brought six (to the tournament),” Pittman smiled afterward, “and three placed in the top four. That’s all right.” • Davie was all that and then some in the 4A finals. Waters dominated the 125-pound field and won his second consecutive title with an 8-5 win over Parkland’s Adonis Wright. And Cusack (171) found redemption on the mat when he put the past in the rearview mirror and outpointed Lake Norman’s Hunter Dowless, 2-1. Waters crowned a glowing prep career against Wright in a clash of defending state titlists. “Compared to winning last year, this feels a million times better,” said Waters, a four-time place-winner who finished with a 203-21 career record, including 54-5 this season. “It was a much harder bracket and a much harder final. This same guy beat me 6-1 (in the

regionals at Glenn High School) last week.” Waters said he studied film of that match with DC assistant coach Jason Hooker. “We broke it down,” he said. “I knew had to control the ties and shoot low and outside.” After a scoreless first period, Waters earned three back points to take control in the second. “He got that cheap tilt,” said Davie coach Buddy Lowery. “But anything you can get on (Wright) you take.” In the third period Waters said he simply hung on for dear life. He reported his abundance of adreneline took over. “That was a gut check — and the best feeling in the world,” he said. Cusack (41-1) overcame a string of injuries to win his first title. He used a second-period reversal to take a 2-0 lead, then strategically gave up an escape in the last period. “Top and bottom is where I feel at home,” said Cusack, a Naval Prep signee who beat Dowless 8-1 two weeks ago in the dual team tournament. “I saw where his feet were turned, then turned the other way and caught him moving.” It marked a happy ending to a career littered with injuries. He tore ligaments in his thumb as a freshman, hurt his knee as a sophomore and required surgery on his right ankle last season, when he went 5-0 in limited action. “I’ve had an injury every year,” Cusack said. “So to win this is just indescribable. I thought it would be great but it’s truly overwhelming.” Tony Donati (5th at 135), Alex Costner (6th at 112) and Trevor Albarron (6th at 103) also placed for the War Eagles. • Salisbury’s Dontarius Mills blamed

a sluggish first period for his 12-11 loss to defending state champ Aric McCutcheon in the 2A 125-pound final. “I was really, really nervous,” the senior said after finishing 31-6. “It affected the tempo of the match. I wound up playing catch-up the whole time.” Mills fell behind 8-4 in the opening period and was down 10-8 after two. As the final seconds ticked away, he drove furiously for a takedown that never materialized. “I realized the first period is the key to any match,” he said. “I’m not good at wrestling from behind. Usually I break them in the first period. Today (McCutcheon) got ahead and after that, he was just running.” Salisbury’s Tre Jackson, last year’s 2A MVP and a defending state champ at 145, suffered a 2-1 loss to Louisburg’s Smiley Mueller in the 152 semis. The senior, a two-time place-winner, responded with a 7-2 win over Brandon Rollins of Franklinton in the consolation final. “Tre was disappointed,” SHS coach Todd Allen said. “But he stuck with it. He gritted his teeth and came back to finish third.” • In the 3A bracket, East Rowan senior Kory Shaffer became a first-time place-winner when he finished third at 135, edging Ian Martin of St. Stephens 9-8 in the consolations. Teammate Nick Cornacchione (103) placed fifth following a 15-6 nod over Dajohn Gooding of West Craven. A.L. Brown’s Patrice Donatien (125) earned a sixth-place ribbon. • NOTES: Salisbury tied for 15th in 2A with 34 points. ... Davie scored 84 points, good for third in 4A. ... North Rowan finished in eighth place in 1A with 39 points.


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Carson’s Micah Honeycutt wrestles in a consolation match against Taylor King.

CATAWBA FROM 1B every 30 seconds instead of a new guy every five minutes.” Kelvin Drakeford produced an outstanding game with 13 points. Justin Huntley scored 11 before fouling out. Lee Martin had 10 points and seven boards. Newberry’s 6-10 Tony Davis had 17 points and a dozen rebounds. The Wolves crushed Catawba 53-36 on the boards but negated that advantage by turning it over 33 times.

“We don’t shoot it, dribble it or pass it very well,” Coach Davis sighed. “There were times today we missed three uncontested shots in a row. No one to blame but ourselves.” Newberry shot a sizzling 65 percent in the first half, and the Indians were lucky to trail 52-45 at the break. Newberry peaked with a 63-52 lead with 15:39 left to play. After that, Catawba’s 2-3 zone stymied the cold Wolves. Over the next 10 minutes, Newberry scored three points, while the Indians put up 19. “They sliced us up pretty good in the first half, zone or man, but it looked like we were all gonna foul

out if we stayed man,” Catawba coach Jim Baker said. “Sometimes you just have to sit back in a zone, and it was like they hit the wall. Everything they shot in the second half was short.” Catawba grabbed a 67-66 lead when Reid picked a pocket and pitched ahead to Moore for a dunk with 7:22 remaining. When Reid made two free throws with 2:55 left, Catawba led 76-68. But then it was Catawba’s turn to falter. The Indians didn’t score again in regulation. “We were setting sloppy screens and couldn’t get the ball in,” Reid explained. “That made us burn time-

off, bettering his record by two-tenths of a second. Kasey Kahne took that mark down a few more drivers later, lopping nearly seventh-tenths off Keselowski’s record. Edwards had the record-topping run late in the session, finishing 0.167 ahead of Kurt Busch, one of the last drivers to qualify. “I was expecting ninth or tenth just with the way the lap felt, but I came over and they said we were second place,” said Kurt Busch, who had the fastest time in Friday’s practice session. “I was relieved to hear that.” Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne was one of the few drivers who couldn’t generate much speed on the record-setting day. The 20year-old wrecked after his brakes locked up on the first lap of Friday’s opening practice session and ended up qualifying 33rd in his back-

outs, and then we didn’t have timeouts when we needed them.” Newberry’s Chris Reynolds made a layup for a 76-76 tie with 1:05 remaining, and Reid hurt his calf trying to make a fallaway 3 at the horn. Reid’s calf was being massaged by trainers as the overtime started, but six huge points by Drakeford kept the Indians alive. Reid hit two free throws with 1:45 left to put Catawba ahead to stay. Then his contested 3 made it 87-82. With four seconds left and Catawba leading 88-85, Martin cleanly swatted a 3-point try by Matt Dixon. Reid missed two free throws with

up car. “I know I needed more,” Bayne said. “I just didn’t have enough grip. I couldn’t get much more out of the tire out there. I think it’s going to be good on the long run, but for the qualifying it just wasn’t there. We’ll get it — plus I’m learning, too.” Edwards had a breakthrough his last time at Phoenix in November, ending a 70-race winless streak by saving just enough fuel to cross the checkers and circle back for his patented celebratory backflip in front of the grandstand. Edwards said at the time he hoped the win would jump-start his career again. He won at Homestead the following week, opened this season with a second at Daytona — he was unable to get around Bayne at the end — and will start up front again this weekend for one last goround before PIR gets its makeover. “I love this race track,” Edwards said. “I know all the drivers love to drive on it. It’s really fun to drive.”

a second left. Danny Huffor’s 70-foot baseball pass to soaring Tony Davis gave the Wolves a chance for a miracle, but Davis’ shot grazed the rim. “It was a pretty solid win,” Baker said. “I like to think we’re a little different team now than we were a month ago. We’re a little better, a little older, a little tougher.” NEWBERRY (85) — Davis 17, Lockhart 16, Dixon 16, Brunes 12, Robinson 7, Huffor 6, Reynolds 5, Riley 4, Ryan 2, Ndoloum, Flowers, Young. CATAWBA (88) — Moore 26, Reid 25, Drakeford 13, Huntley 11, Martin 10, Lovelace 2, Mayo 1, Tamer, Thomson, Shoemaker, Smogner. Newberry 52 24 Catawba 45 31

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Social work professionals are invited to a Rowan County luncheon to celebrate Professional Social Work Month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 10 at Stelia Café Lounge, 118 N. Main St. The cost is $15. Reserve a seat by Thursday by calling 704-277-7031 or emailing Candace Payne-Butler, a member of the N.C. Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers Board or Directors, is organizing the luncheon celebration. March is Professional Social Work Month with the national theme, “Social Workers Change Futures.” Social workers can be found in nonprofit and government agencies, schools, hospitals, hospices, universities, legislatures, private practices, corporations and the military. Social work strengthens communities, expands options and fosters changes that improve life for everyone.

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Allison Justice, a Catawba College student, says hello to oscar, one of the animals up for adoption at the new Petsmart.

Despite down economy, new store draws crowds Brown. Before the new store opened, the nearest PetSmart locations were in Concord, alisbury is going to the dogs … and Mooresville and Winston-Salem. the cats, lizards and guinea pigs, too. “The community has been very welSince the new PetSmart store coming,” Brown said. opened in Salisbury’s Innes Street MarWith more than 1,100 stores, as well as ket shopping center in January, locals a chain of pet “hotels” and training facilihave flocked there to shop for, and with, ties, PetSmart has been flourishing detheir animals. spite the sluggish economy. The “pet supermarket” allows well-beAs of Friday, PetSmart stock was tradhaved animals, and many people bring ing around $39 per share, up from about their dogs shopping. $26 in February 2010. “We’re here for a treat, and to give Spend a Saturday morning at the Salisthem an outing,” Ronald Denison of bury store and you’ll see why things are Mocksville said on a recent Saturday vis- going well for the company. it. The doors open on Saturdays at 9 a.m. “Now, you behave yourself!” his wife By 9:30 on the day of our visit, the aisles Judy said to Tyler, their tan Pomeranian, were already filling with shoppers. as she picked him up. Many of them had their dogs on leashTyler seemed to grin, panting, while es, the hounds sniffing excitedly and Jo-Jo, the Denisons’ Chihuahua mix, rode sometimes pulling their owners along the in the shopping cart, looking eagerly aisles. from side to side, tail wagging vigorousBrown said that the sheer volume of ly. products being offered attracts curious The Denisons are among many who pet owners. Joseph, a German shepherd puppy, leads have started shopping at the Salisbury See PETSMART, 5C Jennifer Zirt down an aisle. PetSmart, according to manager Julie BY HUGH FISHER


Business calendar February 28 — Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors – Chamber – noon

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Personal finance with Ralph and Al

Credit score is king — and you should have a 740 RALPH KETNER Catawba College is offering a one-hourcredit personal finance course led by retired (2002) Catawba College Professor Al Carter and Food Lion co-founder Ralph Ketner. The Post plans to attend the weekly class and share nuggets of the information presented by Carter, Ketner and guest speakers. This is the sixth installment. BY EMILY FORD

Having an excellent credit score is crucial when buying a home, bankers told Catawba College students. “I can’t emphasize it enough — in today’s environment, credit score is king,” said Bob Setzer, vice president for mortgage lending at F&M Bank. “You are going to have to have a very, very good credit score to qualify for the best loan.” Three years ago, a score of 620 would have obtained an excellent interest rate on a mortgage, Setzer said. But since the economic crisis, people who have scores of less than 660 may be declined for any mortgage, he said. Potential homeowners need a score of 740 or above to get the best interest rates. Paying bills on time is one of the best ways to maintain a high credit score or improve a low one. Mortgage lenders also will consider an applicant’s debt-to-income ratio, Setzer said. Monthly house payments should not surpass 25 percent to 30 percent of monthly income, and an applicant’s total debt (including credit cards) should not surpass about 36 percent of monthly income, he said. Lenders also rely on an appraisal of a home’s value to determine an interest rate for a mortgage. “We have seen a definite decline in values


Business owners seeking funding will be able to meet with area lenders and other financial representatives at the “Business Capital 2011: Shaking the Money Tree” event on March 10. The collaborative effort, sponsored by the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s Small Business Center and the Catawba College Ketner School of Business, will bring together area lenders and other financial experts to inform business owners about funding opportunities, how to qualify, and about the new programs available to help business owners get needed financing. According to SBC Director Barbara Hall, this event is designed to answer the many questions surrounding the business capital climate. “We want this event to help ‘clear the air’ regarding business financing. Not only will attendees learn about funding opportunities, but they’ll have a chance to meet one-on-one with financial representatives and ask questions specific to their individual situations,” she said. The featured speaker will be North Carolina Department of Commerce Deputy Secretary Dale Carroll, followed by several breakout seminars with panelists from area banks, N.C. Rural Economic Development Center, Business Expansion Funding Corporation (BEFCOR), Self-Help Community Development organization, N.C. Institute of Minority Economic Development, N.C. Bar Association, Small Business Administration, the Michael Scott Mater Foundation, and other organizations. The event will take place from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, at the Ketner School of Business at Catawba College. To reserve a seat, visit or e-mail amy.boger@ . The Cabarrus-Rowan Business Resource Roundtable, organizer of the event, is a group of business service providers that meets quarterly to discuss issues pertaining to the success of area businesses. Members include the RCCC Small Business Center, Rowan EDC, Cabarrus EDC, SBTDC, city of Kannapolis, Ben Craig Center, Self-Help, SCORE, SBA, and the Centralina Workforce Development Board.

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New veterinarian joins Lazy 5 Vets over the last couple years,” Setzer said. The decline has been greater in the upper end, with homes worth $500,000 and more decreasing as much as 20 percent to 25 percent in value, he said. Values of homes under $200,000 have decreased but not as significantly, he said. “I would say that without question it’s a buyer’s market right now,” Setzer said. Lenders will consider income, work history, stability at a residence and more when considering whether to approve a home loan, said Pamela Abernathy, assistant vice president for mortgage banking at F&M Bank. “We basically look at your life history, your life story, when you apply for a mortgage,” she said. “This is the most major purchase of your life.” When comparing rates between lenders, Setzer said applicants should ask about closing costs, origination fees and discount points to insure they are comparing apples to apples. He encouraged students to consider buying a home if they plan to stay in it for several years. “You guys are going to be able to take advantage of housing prices at an all-time low and interest rates at all-time low,” he said. “Now is a good time to buy.” Retired Professor Al Carter gave his students this quiz on home ownership: 1. In purchasing a home the price should not exceed: a. Your gross income. b. Two and a half times your gross income. c. A loan that requires 45 percent of your


Dr. Lea Echeverry has joined Lazy 5 Vets. She received her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Texas A&M in 2010 after getting her bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M in biomedical science in 2006. She completed an externship with Brevard Animal Hospital in 2009. Echeverry will be seeing small animals on a full- time basis with Lazy 5 Vets, her particular interest and specialty is with cats. Call Lazy 5 Vets at ECHEVERRY 704-636-1100 to schedule an appointment. Find out more about Dr. Echeverry in the “Meet our Staff” page at www.lazy5vets. com. Lazy 5 Vets is at 2916 S Main St. Hours are weekdays 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and Saturdays 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Kearns leads de-cluttering seminar Jo Kearns, owner of Smart Choice Senior Transitions, conducted a seminar at RuftyHolmes Senior Center on Feb., 18. Her seminar “De-Cluttering and Getting Organized” was on conquering the over-abundance of “stuff” we all seem to have. “We spend much of our adult lives accumulating possessions, and then at a certain point realize that it’s just too much,” Kearns said. “Older adults want to right-size their homes for retirement living.”


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‘Pawn Stars’ Harrison is ‘Benny’ in Lexington BY STEVE HUFFMAN The Dispatch of Lexington

LEXINGTON (AP) — Long before he became “The Old Man” of “Pawn Stars” fame, he was known around Lexington as “Benny.” And while that was several decades ago, Richard Benjamin Harrison still has a soft spot for the town where he lived most of the first 17 years of his life. “I had a very happy childhood,” Harrison said. “I have many fond memories of Lexington. I want to get back there soon.” Harrison is star of “Pawn Stars,” one of the most popular shows on cable television. He’s patriarch of the family business, Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas. The reality series about the day-to-day operation of the business airs at 10 p.m. Mondays on The History Channel. The show follows the interpersonal relationships involving Harrison; his son, Rick; grandson, “Big Hoss;” and the ever-droopy Chumlee as they dicker with customers about items they’re trying to pawn or sell. A generous sprinkling of information about a variety of collectibles is included. One reviewer described the show as a version of “Antiques Roadshow” hijacked by “American Chopper.” “Pawn Stars” has been one of The History Channel’s most successful series almost from its start, consistently placing among the network’s top-rated programs since debuting July 26, 2009. An episode broadcast Jan. 24 was watched by 7 million viewers, the mostwatched telecast ever on The History Channel, according to Nielsen Media Research. Harrison, who’ll turn 70 in March, comes across in a telephone interview much as he appears on the show — a little gruff, sure, but as lovable as an old teddy bear that someone brought into his shop to pawn. When he answered the phone and was asked how he was doing, Harrison replied, “Well, it’s another day.” But he quickly warmed up, reminiscing about his years in Lexington and the unexpected twist that has turned him into a television celebrity. Harrison said he and the show’s other stars long thought a program about their shop had the potential to be a hit. But for four years, their attempts to sell the idea were rebuffed by cable stations and networks. “Everybody said, ‘Nobody’s going to watch a show about a pawn shop,’ ” Harrison said. “We knew they would. If you watch much TV, 90 percent of reality shows are a bunch of junk. We knew we could do better.” They have, succeeding, Harrison admitted, better than he or his sidekicks imagined. Harrison said they’ve had people drop in at their store from destinations as distant as France, Italy and Australia, the tourists planning their trips to Las Vegas not for gambling or nightlife, but for the opportunity to meet the stars of “Pawn Stars.” “We’re shown in 140 countries,” Harrison said. “It’s really taken off. We’ve got a lot of fans, now.” He said he receives 10 or 12 phone calls a day at the shop from people just wanting to speak to him. Almost always, they don’t ask for Harrison by name, but request only to speak to “The Old Man.” He said he doesn’t mean to be rude, but he



Richard Benjamin Harrison says he has fond memories of Lexington, where he was known as Benny. rarely takes the calls. “It’s always, ‘I love your show. How much is this worth? How much is that worth?’ ” Harrison said. “It’s tiring. I don’t have time for it.” Harrison said taping of the show is a drawn-out process. While filming, they’ll shoot 10 hours a day, five days a week. The hope, Harrison said, is that for all that work, they’ll find enough footage for about one-anda-quarter shows. Harrison said he and his co-workers are under contract for 26 episodes this season, six of which they’ve already filmed. “Then we’ll start negotiating for next season,” he said. Harrison was born in Danville, Va., and his family moved to Lexington when he was only 1. His father, also named Richard, was a handyman, performing work for a number of businesses and homeowners around town. Harrison’s mother was Ruth. Harrison said the last time he visited Lexington was in 2002 when he returned his father’s body to town for burial. His father had been in declining health and had lived the last few years of his life with him in Las Vegas. Harrison’s mother died several years before that. Harrison remembers that he was raised on Peacock Avenue in Lexington, just off South Main Street. Asked if he remembers anyone from his childhood especially well, Harrison said Wayne Hill and his sister, Rhonda, were neighbors, and he had a good time playing with them. He’s heard from several former classmates since “Pawn Stars” became a hit, Harrison said. He said he remembers fondly the barbecue that’s produced in Lexington. It’s a delicacy that can’t be found in Las Vegas, Harrison said. He said he’d heard of Lexington’s Barbecue Festival, held the fourth Saturday of October each year, and said he’s going to try to attend this year. Harrison left town in 1958, after his junior year at Lexington High School. He joined the Navy and served 20 years before retiring in the late ’70s. He was stationed in San Diego at the time of his discharge and became involved in buying and selling real estate there immediately after ending his military career. Things went well for a period before interest rates soared. Harrison lost everything in the economic downturn. “I should have declared bankruptcy in ’81, but I didn’t,” he said. “I lost a fortune.” Not long thereafter, Harrison moved to Las Vegas. He said his first stab at a business there was opening a second-hand shop. Harrison soon applied for and received his pawnbroker’s license and opened his shop in Las Vegas in 1988 with a $10,000 investment. “And I’ve been a pawnbroker ever since,” he said.

ROUNDUP FROM 1C Thirty people attended the seminar and learned about overcoming some of the obstacles to getting rid of unneeded belongings, such as family pressure and emotional attachment to things. Participants had questions on how to organize their “stuff” and offered creative suggestions of their own on how to get de-cluttering done. “It’s all about getting inspired to start the project and finding ways to stay motivated till it’s done,” said William Gill, who attended the seminar. Smart Choice Senior Transitions specializes in assisting older adults through the tran- Chris Trull, Amanda Fisher Strickland and Jim sition of downsizing and relocating to retireFisher accepted the Cotton Simmons Cup from ment living, as well as helping people who want to age-in-place make their current home B.F. Rich Co. safe and enjoyable. For more information, contact Smart Company’s top honor for the South Eastern United States “Replacement Window & Door Choice Senior Transitions at 704-633-2792. Industry.” J.A. Fisher was presented with the “Cotton Kinzey in magazine’s database Simmons Cup,” which goes to the company Ruth Kinzey, president of The Kinzey Com- that exemplifies the best in professionalism, pany, is now a member of a select group of quality, service and sales. columnists in the American City Business J.A. Fisher has completed more than 7,000 Journal’s national database of writers. projects in the past 32 years. In 2010, Fisher Her column, “In the Boardroom,” address- contracted and built 314 new projects in the es corporate reputation topics, such as strate- greater Cabarrus and Rowan county areas. gic communication, employee engagement, J.A. Fisher Co. has been in business since crisis management, corporate responsibility, 1979, specializing in replacement windows strategic community partnerships and sus- and doors, leafguard gutter systems, custom tainability. roofing, vinyl siding and trim, canopy/carports The American City Business Journal car- and sun/screen rooms. ries local business news each week in 42 cities across the United States. Kinzey is a monthly Living will workshop March 31 guest columnist in the Triad Business JourKANNAPOLIS — Hospice & Palliative nal, but with this development, her articles Care of Cabarrus County is offering a free livwill be available for use in other cities. Subject matter relevancy, quality of writ- ing will/health care power of attorney working and subject matter expertise are taken into shop Thursday, March 31. The workshop will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. account in the identification of columnists. at the McKinnon Hospice Center Community Room, 5003 Hospice Lane in Kannapolis. J.A. Fisher Co. honored “The goal of advance care planning is for J.A. Fisher Co. has been awarded B.F. Rich you to live well, in a way that is meaningful to

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A federal in fines for its handling of three recalls. judge overseeing lawsuits against Toyota MoU.S. regulators said earlier this month that tor Corp. for sudden acceleration problems electronic flaws were not to blame for reports indicated Friday that he will allow the au- of sudden, unintended acceleration — a findtomaker to monitor plaintiffs’ access to its ing that Toyota attorneys pointed out. proprietary source code, and he proposed a Still, plaintiffs want to study the computer number of other ways to prevent leaks of code and want more access than was given to what Toyota says is the “crown jewel” of its federal investigators. Attorneys said the fedintellectual property. eral probe only had access to 280,000 lines of U.S. District Judge James B. Selna also code related to the Toyota Camry. urged attorneys from both sides to resolve Selna indicated that he favored allowing the dispute over plaintiffs’ access to the the plaintiffs to access the source code source code so that the first through Toyota’s server and trials can begin in 2013. He not allowing the plaintiffs’ ordered attorneys to subanalysts to have a copy on mit a proposed order to the their own servers. court by March 7 outlining The judge also proposed a final plan but shared his allowing Toyota to alert the thoughts on a number of court and request an emerpoints Friday during a gency hearing if it believed lengthy hearing. plaintiffs were accessing The ultra-secret source the code in an improper code is the programming at way. the heart of Toyota’s elecPlaintiff attorneys hope tronic throttle control systo begin analyzing the TOYOTA STATEMENT tem, which is the target of source code for Toyota’s Test some of the lawsuits allegelectronic throttle control ing injuries and deaths system in April and expect caused by out-of-control vehicles. The law- the process could take up to 10 months, plainsuits have been consolidated in U.S. District tiffs’ attorney Mark Robinson told the court. Court in Santa Ana. The plaintiffs will hire 10 engineers who will The question of how much access plain- examine the source code in two shifts in a spetiffs will have to that code has been a key cially designated secure room. sticking point that has prevented the cases The room will be guarded and will have a from moving forward. Toyota wants to put surveillance camera and a screener at the door strict limitations on how plaintiffs can access to monitor who comes and goes, and any maand study the programming, but plaintiffs’ terial that is not shredded at the end of each attorneys say examining the source code for day will be placed in a safe. Those wishing to flaws is critical to their case. enter will submit to iris and hand scans. “I think that some accommodations have Toyota attorney Joel Smith proposed Frito be made,” Selna told attorneys at the hear- day that each page printed by the plaintiffs be ing. “I think what we need today is answers marked with a radio frequency identification and I’m prepared to give answers.” tag that can be detected by a scanner at the Toyota has recalled more than 14 million door to the study room. “Toyota’s source code vehicles globally to fix gas pedals and other is the crown jewel of the company’s intellecsafety problems since 2009, including more tual property and deserves the highest levels than 2 million that were recalled Thursday of protection and oversight during discovery. to address accelerator pedals that could be- We are pleased that the court will establish come entrapped in floor mats or jammed in procedures to protect Toyota’s ability to rigdriver’s side carpeting. The company paid orously guard the confidentiality of this code,” the U.S. government a record $48.8 million the company said in a statement.

“Toyota’s source code is the crown jewel of the company’s intellectual property and deserves the highest levels of protection.”


5. The monthly payment on loan is about $140 per month. a typical mortgage includes: Over the life of the loan, you a. Property taxes paid an additional: FROM 1C b. Home insurance a. $1,600 c. Mortgage payment b. $10,080 gross income. d. All but one of these c. $50,400 d. Two times the closing e. all of these d. $210,400 cost of the loan. 6. Mortgages to borrowers 9. If you purchase a home 2. If your loan is $90,000 without sufficient down pay- for $80,000 at 6 percent interand the lender is charging 2 ment or income is: est for 30 years you will pay a points on the loan, your a. Rent to buy loan total of _____ in mortgage paycharge is: b. ARM loan at a fixed rate ments: a. $900 c. Subprime mortgage a. $86,000 b. $1,800 d. A cap loan to lower b. $172,800 c. $90 priced homes c. $180,000 d. Points are not allowed d. $210,400 in a North Carolina loan. 7. You find three homes in your area have sold for a. 10. The difference in the 3. Closing costs on a home $120,000 with 1,400 sq. feet, b. total mortgage ($75,000) payloan include: $110,000 with 1,300 sq. feet, ment between a 6 percent 30a. Originating fee and c. $130,000 with 1,600 sq. year loan and a 15 year 6 perb. Appraisal fee feet. Your home has 1,500 sq. cent loan is how much over c. Points feet. What is the estimated the duration of the loan: d. All of these value of your home? a. $30,000 e. All but one of these a. $116,000 b. $38,000 b. $126,000 c. $49,000 4. Private Mortgage Inc. $132,000 d. $58,000 surance (PMI) protects the d. None of these a. Homeowner Answers on page 3C. b. Lender 8. The difference between c. FDIC a 5 percent and a 7 percent Contact reporter Emily d. Federal Reserve loan on a $100,000, 30 year Ford at 704-797-4264.

Clyde Thomas Padgett Jr. of Salisbury has been promoted to the position of Regional Sales Director for the Eastern Region of the United States by Karcher North America. Karcher North America/ Windsor manufactures and markets industrial floor care equipment offering bold innovation and expert results. PADGETT Padgett has been employed by the company since August 2008.

ing March to celebrate National Craft Month 2011. The Craft and Hobby Association estimates more than 60 million households engage in some form of crafting each year. Whether it’s needlepoint, beading, scrapbooking or card making, millions of people enjoy creating personal works of art. Beginners and experienced hobbyists will gather at the Gold Hill paper craft studio of Glenda Trexler to learn a new craft or sharpen their existing skills during March. She encourages former crafters to start crafting again and newcomers to jump into this fun and exciting pastime. She is offering the following opportunities for area residents: • Stained Glass for Paper Crafts, Saturday, March 5, 1-3 p.m. • Punch It Out for Spring, Wednesday, March 16, 1-3 p.m. All classes are held at Stamp with Glenda Studio in Gold Hill. To register, e-mail or call 704-202-3527. To view some samples of what you can create, visit Glenda’s website, www.

Tucker a general contractor

Credit union’s debit card chip

Chadwick Tucker, 24, of Salisbury, recently received his general contractor’s license from the state. A 2005 graduate of East Rowan High School, Tucker graduated in May 2010 from Appalachian State University with a bachelor’s degree in construction project management and a minor in regional city planning. He has worked part-time for Summit Developers and TUCKER C.T. Harris Imaging, and is now an estimator and project manager for Salisbury Millwork.

The State Employees’ Credit Union has added EMV (chip) technology to its debit card portfolio for increased transaction security. Oberthur Technologies will provide the nonprofit cooperative with the technology. Chip cards securely store and process data efficiently. The cards are also more difficult to copy. SECU will begin its migration in March, completing it later this year. The credit union is a nonprofit financial cooperative owned by members, providing employees of the state of North Carolina and their families with consumer financial services for more than 70 years.

you, for as long as you live.” (The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care) Ric Durham will be conducting the workshop, which is open to anyone interested. Notaries public will be present, and no fee will be charged for anyone wishing to prepare a Living Will or Healthcare Power of Attorney. Space is limited. To register for this workshop, call Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County at 704-935-9434, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Padgett regional sales director

Submit information about new businesses, honors and management promotions to Include a dayGOLD HILL — Crafters will take time dur- time phone number.

March is National Craft Month


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FROM 1C For instance, Brown said that Martha Stewart’s own line of toys and accessories, exclusive to PetSmart, has drawn a lot of interest. The store also has a trainer on staff to help new and current owners learn how to interact with their dogs. Teresa Scamardo is a PetSmart area trainer based at the Salisbury store. Her position means she not only works with customers and their dogs, but helps train other PetSmart employees, too. Scamardo said her duty is to train owners how to understand and work well with dogs. “Everything from potty training to keeping dogs from running away,” Scamardo said. “People are thrilled to have a dog training area at the PetSmart here.” On-site grooming services are another major draw. One customer, Bryan Taylor of Salisbury, said he trusted PetSmart’s grooming services more than any others’. “They’re one of the only places that offers grooming on Saturday,” he said. And on this Saturday morning, he brought three of his dogs for bathing, grooming and nail-trimming. In a wave of exchanged leashes, wagging tails and lolling tongues, they headed back into the grooming salon with staff members, ready for a doggie day-spa experience. Taylor said he’d previously taken his animals to the PetSmart store in Charlotte, and was glad to have a location nearby. Kelly Leach of Rockwell, one of the grooming staff,

Animal adoptions PetSmart stores are also home to efforts to find homes for cats and dogs who might otherwise be put to sleep. In the back of the Salisbury store, cats rest and play behind a Plexiglas partition, while signs nearby remind customers of the importance of animal adoption. Regular pet adoption events are held at PetSmart stores, but customers can come in anytime and see animals looking for homes. Allison Justice, a student at Catawba College originally from Maryland, said she’d come to PetSmart the morning of our visit just to see the animals. “I’ve had dogs all my life,” Justice said. “It’d be nice to adopt one and give one a home.” But she also said hello to Oscar, a 5-year-old cat who meowed and looked attentively as everyone who passed by … waiting to see who’d take him home. Brown said that PetSmart works with local and regional animal rescue groups and adoption agencies to help place pets into good homes. Store Operations Manager Melissa Novak said Rowan-based Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary is one of the groups already

working with PetSmart. In the near future, the Humane Society of Rowan County should also have such an agreement. Novak said PetSmart requires all potential animal rescue partners to go through a multi-step approval process, which she described as “confidential.” The process includes a visit to the site where pets awaiting adoption are held to make sure that PetSmart’s standards are met. Reached by phone, Jane Hartness of the Humane Society said that her group’s application to work with PetSmart had been delayed by a computer problem. She said she expected approval “very soon.” The Salisbury PetSmart store also partners with animal rescue groups in neighboring counties.

Economic impact Whenever a new national

retailer moves into a city like Salisbury, people wonder how smaller, independent shops will be affected. But one local pet store owner said PetSmart isn’t causing him a lot of concern. David Lore and wife Angela have owned Pet Place for about four years. They were based at the Webb Road Flea Market for most of that time. Their shop survived the blaze that destroyed most of the flea market. In September, they moved to a storefront at 848 S. Main St. David said that business has “about doubled” in the months since then. And, he said, PetSmart isn’t exactly a competitor for Pet Place. “They’re a dog and cat store. We’re everything else, birds, fish, snakes,” Lore said. “Our specialty is their offshoot.” As far as prices go, Lore said he’s able to stay com-

petitive on most of the items pets of Rowan County. he sells. He said Pet Place also has Contact Hugh Fisher via a loyal customer base. the editor’s desk at 704-797“Our customers stick with 4244. us. We’ve got a knowledge level that (PetSmart employees) don’t have,” Lore said. Answers to test on “The hard part is getting home ownership people to find us.” As more and more people 6. C 1. B spend money on their pets, 7. B 2. B PetSmart and other local re8. C 3. E tailers will likely have more 9. C 4. B people seeking them out. 10. C 5. E No bones about it, that’s good news for the pampered

To advertise in this directory call

704-797-4220 R124416


said working at PetSmart is both challenging and fun. “It’s definitely exciting,” Leach said. “Every day is new.” Leach is one of 23 new employees hired to operate the Salisbury store, Brown said. Twelve other employees, including Brown, moved to the Salisbury store from other locations. In the current economy, any new jobs are good news for more than just pet owners.

Jack’s Furniture & Piano Restoration

Founded in Security Built by Service

Complete Piano Restoration

We buy, sell, and move pianos We offer Steinway, Baldwin, Mason & Hamlin, & more Showroom located at 2143 C&E Statesville Blvd.

704.637.3367 • 704.754.2287


Member FDIC

“In this bank we try to carry our friendliness and helpfulness clear through the calendar, because we believe that good service is the greatest of all builders of good-will.”

P.O. Box 1621 Concord, North Carolina 28026 Ph: 704-239-2074

J.E. Fisher

Business Honor Roll



We are proud to acknowledge the following businesses from 160 to just a few years old!



2613 Old Union Church Rd. Salisbury, NC




“Call Us For All Your Cleaning Needs!” Locally Owned & Operated


∫ 13 Years


∫ 11 Years

KEPLEY & SON 653 Bendix Drive Salisbury, NC




“A higher quality of practice”

2315 Briggs Road, Salisbury, NC

323 West Harrison St., Salisbury, NC





∫ 7 Years


∫ 7 Years

INTEGRATIVE LIFE SOLUTIONS Mexican Restaurant A u t h e n t i c M e xi c a n C u i s i n e

905 Klumac Road Salisbury, NC


“Where Energy Matters”

References, Bonded & Insured

2511 Neudorf Rd., Suite G, Clemmons, NC





∫ 7 Years


∫ 7 Years


∫ 6 Years

JACOB’S WESTERN STORE 555 Parks Road, Woodleaf, NC



∫ 5 Years



1517 East Innes St., Salisbury, NC




* 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval * You r Home f or Pr e-Own ed C ar s, Tru c ks a nd SUV s!

1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Salisbury, NC



An Experience ... Not Just A Meal 105 East Fisher St., Downtown Salisbury, NC


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We are proud to acknowledge the following businesses from 160 to just a few years old!




7818 Hwy. 801-S Cooleemee, NC




∫ 43 Years

“Manufacturing With Pride And Quality For 45 Years”

The foremost trusted, professional name in termite & pest control in the area.


225 White Farm Road Salisbury, NC Better Business Bureau Member







∫ 42 Years

Salisbury’s o nly locally owned and operated travel agency!


203 West Kerr Street Salisbury, NC

1 0 0 5 S o u t h Ma i n S t r e e t , Ch i n a G ro v e, N C




∫ 40 Years

JERRY’S SHELL SERVICE Salisbury’s most complete auto, tire, full and self-serve gasoline and diesel station!

600 Jake Alexander Blvd., West, Salisbury, NC




Fresh country sausage, livermush, hamburger patties, chili and sides of beef available! Ma x E. C r u s e, Ow n er

4701 Rimer Road (Rimertown) Concord, NC



∫ 32 Years



∫ 26 Years



∫ 38 Years

1 92 1 W. I n nes S tr eet, Sa lis bu r y




∫ 38 Years


∫ 35 Years

Florsheim • SAS • New Balance “Your Home Town Furniture Store”

322 South Main Street Salisbury, NC

• Diabetic Shoes and more!



“Helping People Preserve Their Wealth”

Please visit for specials!

428 North Main Street Salisbury, NC

1400 North Main Street, Salisbury, NC





∫ 31 Years

11895 Cool Springs Road Cleveland, NC




∫ 29 Years LAFAVE’S


CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. “Your Commercial, Industrial, Design-Build Contractor”



∫ 26 Years WIFE FOR HIRE





∫ 25 Years NEIL’S PAINT


Starters - Alternators - Generators Batteries - Emissions - Inspections

213 Carolina Avenue Rockwell, NC

2835 Chenault Road, Cleveland, NC


∫ 27 Years C & F AUTO ELECTRIC, INC.


Landis, NC

It’s Spring House Cleaning Time!



GENERAL CONTRACTORS Thank you to all of our customers and employees!


418 China Grove Hwy. Rockwell, NC

L ee Wad e & St af f wo uld lik e t o t han k yo u f o r allo w ing us t o be you r h e a r i n g h e a l th c a r e p r ov i d e r f o r a l l t h e s e y e a r s .

BUILDINGS, INC. 511 Jake Alexander Blvd., S Salisbury, NC


1413 South Main Street Salisbury, NC






1010 Mooresville Road, Salisbury, NC

∫ 42 Years

• Nursing • Physical Therapy • Occupational Therapy • Speech Therapy • Medical Social Worker • Wound Care • Vestibular/Fall Prevention

∫ 39 Years

FALLOUT Serving Rowan and surrounding counties!


Salisbury, NC

∫ 23 Years THE MEADOWS




∫ 25 Years

“Locally Owned & Operated” Many thanks to all our customers!

Statesville Blvd./Hwy. 70 near Salisbury Mall


∫ 22 Years


Professional Body Repairs • All Work Guaranteed • Estimates Available

A unique retirement center designed with you in mind.

1108 S. Salisbury Avenue Spencer, NC

Accounting, Financial Planning, Bookkeeping, Payroll

1685 Kluttz Road Salisbury, NC

612 Hwy. 152 East Rockwell, NC

420 Jake Alexander Blvd., Salisbury







LAWN SERVICE Thank you to all our customers!


∫ 20 Years


2507 Jake Alexander Blvd., S Salisbury, NC





85 unique shops filled with gifts, antiques, local artwork, furniture, home decor and much more!

230 East Kerr Street Salisbury, NC



∫ 17 Years

NC’s Biggest & Best NASCAR Diecast Collectible Store 1802 East Innes St. Salisbury, NC



SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2011 • 5C


FROM 1C For instance, Brown said that Martha Stewart’s own line of toys and accessories, exclusive to PetSmart, has drawn a lot of interest. The store also has a trainer on staff to help new and current owners learn how to interact with their dogs. Teresa Scamardo is a PetSmart area trainer based at the Salisbury store. Her position means she not only works with customers and their dogs, but helps train other PetSmart employees, too. Scamardo said her duty is to train owners how to understand and work well with dogs. “Everything from potty training to keeping dogs from running away,” Scamardo said. “People are thrilled to have a dog training area at the PetSmart here.” On-site grooming services are another major draw. One customer, Bryan Taylor of Salisbury, said he trusted PetSmart’s grooming services more than any others’. “They’re one of the only places that offers grooming on Saturday,” he said. And on this Saturday morning, he brought three of his dogs for bathing, grooming and nail-trimming. In a wave of exchanged leashes, wagging tails and lolling tongues, they headed back into the grooming salon with staff members, ready for a doggie day-spa experience. Taylor said he’d previously taken his animals to the PetSmart store in Charlotte, and was glad to have a location nearby. Kelly Leach of Rockwell, one of the grooming staff,

Animal adoptions PetSmart stores are also home to efforts to find homes for cats and dogs who might otherwise be put to sleep. In the back of the Salisbury store, cats rest and play behind a Plexiglas partition, while signs nearby remind customers of the importance of animal adoption. Regular pet adoption events are held at PetSmart stores, but customers can come in anytime and see animals looking for homes. Allison Justice, a student at Catawba College originally from Maryland, said she’d come to PetSmart the morning of our visit just to see the animals. “I’ve had dogs all my life,” Justice said. “It’d be nice to adopt one and give one a home.” But she also said hello to Oscar, a 5-year-old cat who meowed and looked attentively as everyone who passed by … waiting to see who’d take him home. Brown said that PetSmart works with local and regional animal rescue groups and adoption agencies to help place pets into good homes. Store Operations Manager Melissa Novak said Rowan-based Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary is one of the groups already

working with PetSmart. In the near future, the Humane Society of Rowan County should also have such an agreement. Novak said PetSmart requires all potential animal rescue partners to go through a multi-step approval process, which she described as “confidential.” The process includes a visit to the site where pets awaiting adoption are held to make sure that PetSmart’s standards are met. Reached by phone, Jane Hartness of the Humane Society said that her group’s application to work with PetSmart had been delayed by a computer problem. She said she expected approval “very soon.” The Salisbury PetSmart store also partners with animal rescue groups in neighboring counties.

Economic impact Whenever a new national

retailer moves into a city like Salisbury, people wonder how smaller, independent shops will be affected. But one local pet store owner said PetSmart isn’t causing him a lot of concern. David Lore and wife Angela have owned Pet Place for about four years. They were based at the Webb Road Flea Market for most of that time. Their shop survived the blaze that destroyed most of the flea market. In September, they moved to a storefront at 848 S. Main St. David said that business has “about doubled” in the months since then. And, he said, PetSmart isn’t exactly a competitor for Pet Place. “They’re a dog and cat store. We’re everything else, birds, fish, snakes,” Lore said. “Our specialty is their offshoot.” As far as prices go, Lore said he’s able to stay com-

petitive on most of the items pets of Rowan County. he sells. He said Pet Place also has Contact Hugh Fisher via a loyal customer base. the editor’s desk at 704-797“Our customers stick with 4244. us. We’ve got a knowledge level that (PetSmart employees) don’t have,” Lore said. Answers to test on “The hard part is getting home ownership people to find us.” As more and more people 6. C 1. B spend money on their pets, 7. B 2. B PetSmart and other local re8. C 3. E tailers will likely have more 9. C 4. B people seeking them out. 10. C 5. E No bones about it, that’s good news for the pampered

To advertise in this directory call

704-797-4220 R124416


said working at PetSmart is both challenging and fun. “It’s definitely exciting,” Leach said. “Every day is new.” Leach is one of 23 new employees hired to operate the Salisbury store, Brown said. Twelve other employees, including Brown, moved to the Salisbury store from other locations. In the current economy, any new jobs are good news for more than just pet owners.

Jack’s Furniture & Piano Restoration

Founded in Security Built by Service

Complete Piano Restoration

We buy, sell, and move pianos We offer Steinway, Baldwin, Mason & Hamlin, & more Showroom located at 2143 C&E Statesville Blvd.

704.637.3367 • 704.754.2287


Member FDIC

“In this bank we try to carry our friendliness and helpfulness clear through the calendar, because we believe that good service is the greatest of all builders of good-will.”

P.O. Box 1621 Concord, North Carolina 28026 Ph: 704-239-2074

J.E. Fisher

Business Honor Roll



We are proud to acknowledge the following businesses from 160 to just a few years old!



2613 Old Union Church Rd. Salisbury, NC




“Call Us For All Your Cleaning Needs!” Locally Owned & Operated


∫ 13 Years


∫ 11 Years

KEPLEY & SON 653 Bendix Drive Salisbury, NC




“A higher quality of practice”

2315 Briggs Road, Salisbury, NC

323 West Harrison St., Salisbury, NC





∫ 7 Years


∫ 7 Years

INTEGRATIVE LIFE SOLUTIONS Mexican Restaurant A u t h e n t i c M e xi c a n C u i s i n e

905 Klumac Road Salisbury, NC


“Where Energy Matters”

References, Bonded & Insured

2511 Neudorf Rd., Suite G, Clemmons, NC





∫ 7 Years


∫ 7 Years


∫ 6 Years

JACOB’S WESTERN STORE 555 Parks Road, Woodleaf, NC



∫ 5 Years



1517 East Innes St., Salisbury, NC




* 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval * You r Home f or Pr e-Own ed C ar s, Tru c ks a nd SUV s!

1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Salisbury, NC



An Experience ... Not Just A Meal 105 East Fisher St., Downtown Salisbury, NC


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




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

Boppy tummy time mat, $20; Fisher Price play mat, $20; Monkey travel high chair, $20. Call Katie 704-280-5869

Antique side table, sturdy with mahogany finish. 26½” Ht. 25 x13½”. $40. Call 336-940-2232

Maintenance Mechanic/ Electrician

Building Equip. & Supplies

Specialty Chemical Manufacturer has an opening for Maintenance Mechanic/Electrician at its Salisbury facility. Must have background experience with 3 phase distribution systems. Able to troubleshoot and repair pumps, motors, rotating shaft seals and lighting systems. Pipefitting experience a plus.

Steel Arch Buildings! Thousands of Dollars Off available inventory! 20X24, 25x38, others. Limited supply selling for Balance Owed. Display Program Offers Additional CASH Savings. 866-352-0469

Armoire. Bernhardt 7ft armoire for sale. New in box. $250. Please call 704-633-1058

Please send resume to: Innospec Active Chemicals HR Department PO Box 164 Spencer, NC 28159

Computers & Software



$10 to start. Earn 40%. Call 704-754-2731 or 704-754-2639

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

Drivers: CDL-A 3 yrs. exp. req. Sign-on Bonus. Great pay, excellent Benefits & Home daily Nights & Weekends a must. 704-630-1160

Piano and/or organ. Contact Grace UMC at 704-637-7343 for more information.

CITY OF KANNAPOLIS Positions Available v Telecommunicator


Part-time position, 20-25 hrs/wk. Cosmetic sales experience, computer knowledge and skin care background a must. Nights & weekends required. Send resume:

PART-TIME v Concession Worker v Building Monitor v Park Attendant v Splash Pad Operator v Park Maintenance Tech I v Park Train Operator For more information call 704-920-4300 or email To apply, mail resume to: City of Kannapolis, PO Box 1199, Kannapolis, NC 28082 EOE

Skilled Labor

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


LPN or CMA Busy Urgent Care in Salisbury looking for a FT LPN or CMA. Three 12 hour days a week with alternating weekends. Email resumes to or fax to 704-637-2746. No phone calls.

Accounts Payable

Lexington Office $9 - $10.28 MANUFACTURING JOBS Welcome FORKLIFT DRIVERS Welcome, Thomasville & Linwood

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

Mowing Crew Full & Part time openings, experience preferred. Apply at www.ProMowLawn

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

A high school diploma or GED is required. A pre-employment physical including drug screen is also required. We offer a very competitive salary and excellent benefits package.

Apply online at:


Call us and Get Results!

NOW HIRING ! MANAGERS/ASST. MGRS. & CUSTOMER SERVICE CASHIERS Openings in: Mocksville, Salisbury & Kannapolis Locations

WE OFFER: *Excellent Starting Pay *Insurance Benefits *Paid Vacation Requirements: Valid driver's license A Nationwide Criminal Record Background check

To apply, fax resume to: 704-636-7772 or call: 704-633-3211 or 704-633-8233 ext. 20 to schedule an interview Education

FT Nursing Instructor Rowan-Cabarrus Community College seeks applications for full-time Nursing Instructor. Required: A current, unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in North Carolina; a master's degree in nursing from an accredited institution; work experience to include two calendar years or the equivalent of full-time clinical experience as a registered nurse; have preparation in teaching and learning principles for adult education, including curriculum development and implementation. For further information and to apply, visit our website at: EOE.

Sr. Maintenance Wkr #434 Closing Date: 03/07/2011 Please visit for more details.

Davie Place Assisted Living Position Available

Registered Nurse 20 hours a week Duties: Employee education, overseeing resident care plan, overseeing employee skills and resident health assessments, geriatric experience a must, must be able to work weekdays. Applicant must live in the Mocksville area. Health Ins. is not provided Davie Place is a 69 bed assisted living with 19 beds dedicated to a special care memory unit.

Please send Resume to Tuttle & Associates 1025 Lamb Road, Lexington, NC 27295

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


Flowers & Plants

China cabinet, corner. $300. Computer desk, new in box. $50. Exterior Palm floor lamp, $100. Call 704-202-0831

Dining Table, seats 6 w/ matching hutch $400 for both obo. Call 704-6471577, ask for Susan Dryer – white, 5 setting, GE, $75; white GE refrigerator w/ice maker, $100; glass top dining table w/3 chairs $30; rectangular wooden coffee table w/3 glass top sections, $40 704-490-1748 Grandfather clock. Mint condition. $500. Please call 704-202-0831 Lyon Shaw Wrought Iron Patio Furniture Table $95 obo. Chaise Lounge $75 4 Chairs $50 each. Sold together or separately. 704-637-1479 Poster Bed, black, set 7pc. Set, $400.00; 25" AOI color t.v., flat front screen with remote $100. 704-762-5152 Washer/Dryer Set, Whirlpool, like new, white, extra capacity. $400 obo. 704-762-9197 Waterbed. Queen, waveless. New heater. Full headboard. $475 obo. Call 704-645-8810 or 704-239-7945

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

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

Hunting and Fishing 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 Lawn Mower. Snapper ride on mower. $250. OBO. 704-637-1479

Machine & Tools Drill driver kit, Dewalt 12 volt. 3/8 inch, 2 batteries, charger and 130 lumen light, new. $100. Call 980-234-887 Tiller. Troy Bilt Bronco tiller. Brand new! NEVER used. $400. Please acall 704-636-7722

Misc For Sale 50 - 60 gallon glass fish tank with iron stand. $100. Spencer. Call 704831-0278 for more info. 50-60 gallon fish tank. Includes iron stand. Spencer 704-831-0278 for more information. 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

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. Camper top for a pick up truck, 78x61. $65. Good condition. $65. 704-6360517 Entertainment center, 3 pc. Solid oak. Also, 2001 Ford Mustang GT, V8. Ex. cond. 704-857-8991 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

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

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

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

Videos, Photos, Blogs, Sports, Online Forms, Job Listings, Real Estate…

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

Siamese kittens. Taking deposits on kittens. Ready March 9. Reg, Vac, Worm. Family raised. $600. 336-499-7058

10 ,000 extra this year?

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*Profits vary and could be more or less than this amount

Bedroom suite, new 5 piece. All for $297.97. Hometown Furniture, 322 S. Main St. 704-633-7777

Freezer-Upright White Westinghouse Energy Saver 5'x28" $200. 704-855-2288 Gas Grill – Jenn-Air, 4 burner stainless steel gas grill. $500 obo. Call Susan at 704-647-1577

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


Visit us at our website:

If interested, please come by the Post at 131 W. Innes Street, Salisbury and fill out an application or give us a call at the Circulation Department (704) 797-4213, Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm

Bed. Bernhardt California king size bed for sale. New in box. $250. Please call 704-633-1058


Human Resources Department Lexington Memorial Hospital, Inc. 250 Hospital Drive Post Office Box 1817 Lexington, NC 27293-1817 Fax Number: (336) 238-4602 E-mail Address:

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


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

Farm Equipment & Supplies

Lexington Memorial Hospital is currently seeking two Clinical Assistants to work in our Physician Practices. One position is full-time (LexMedical Pediatrics) and the other position is parttime (Women's Center of Lexington). Hours for the full-time position at LexMedical Pediatrics are as follows: MondaysThursdays 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Fridays 8:00 a.m. -5:30 p.m. (or until all patients have been seen). Additionally, this position also includes working Saturday mornings (8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon) on a rotating basis (generally about once a month). The part-time position (Women's Center of Lexington) is around 24 hours per week and our incumbent will routinely work three 8-hour shifts from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Mondays - Thursdays. Generally, our incumbent will work on Mondays and Tuesdays and the third day will be on Wednesdays or Thursdays. Clinical Assistant primary position duties are inclusive of: escorting patients back to exam rooms, obtaining vital signs, phlebotomy, injections, patient education, triage, assisting providers with procedures, etc. Minimum qualifications include: high school graduate or equivalent and completion of a Practical Nurse curriculum or Diploma Program or Associate Degree of Applied Science Program in Medical Assisting. Additionally, applicants should have the appropriate licensure (LPN) or certification through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Applicants with previous Clinical Assistant experience in the physician practice setting are preferred. Forward resumes and inquiries to:


Laptop. Compaq Presario CQ50. Windows 7, wifi, webcam. Perfect condition. Asking $300. Ca;; 704-232-2705

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Could you use

City of Salisbury

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

TVs w/ Remote for Sale 27" JVC- $75 or 19" Orion- $45 Call 704-633-7604


Barstools, 4 available. $25 each. Full head/ footboard $25 OBO. Call 704-637-1479

China cabinet. Solid wood & brass. 54”W x 7'H. $500. Please call 704-202-0831

For further information on employment opportunities and requirements, please apply in person to your local Job Service Office of Employment Security Commission.



Floor tech needed. Apply in person at: 610 West Fisher St., Salisbury

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




12 hr am & pm shifts

PACKERS/PICKERS Linwood __________________________

Customer Service

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



Dental Office Manager





Experienced manager(s) needed for professional dental office in Charlotte and Salisbury. Management experience required, dental experience preferred. Seeking a responsible, well polished and articulate professional with customer service back ground, staffing, financials, reports and collections, insurance and dental coding. Experience with either Dentrix and/or Eaglesoft preferred but not mandatory. Will provide software training. Competitive benefits and pay after 90 days. Please email resume to Anne-Marie at or fax at 704-790-4400





Furniture & Appliances

Baby Items



Reduce heating cost! SALE. Central Boiler OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE. Up to $2100 savings. Financing available. 704-202-3363

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

Puppies, Beagles. Tricolored Beagle puppies Wormed & 1st shot. $60. 704-639-6299

Free Dog to good home. Chihuahua mix, female, 2 yrs old. Has had shots, de-wormed, very loving. 704-279-8602 Free dog. Black Lab, male. Very strong. Need room to run. No chains please. Please call 704762-9139 Free puppies. Boxer/Pit mix pups, 9 weeks old, very sweet. to good home only. 704-7989883 or 704-223-2311

Got puppies or kittens for sale?

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


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

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

Free Kittens to good home. Two four month old kitens to good home, Tabby and grey. 704279-8602

PET GOATS (2), 5 yrs old on 4/3/11, rabies shots, wormed, neutered, dehorned, need 4' fence, good home only, 704278-9501

Giving away kittens or puppies?

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

March Special 20% discount on dentals. Follow us on Face Book Animal Care Center of Salisbury. 704-637-0227


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2011 • 7C


Misc For Sale

Misc For Sale

Misc For Sale

Want to Buy Merchandise

Business Opportunities

Lost & Found

Lost & Found

Monument & Cemetery Lots

GE Frig/Freezer (Almond) 23.6cu.ft 67"h x 34"w x 31"d. $150. 704855-2288

Little Tikes Bench Seat, Toy Box, Classic Pink & White in excellent shape. $30. 704-855-2288

Smith Corona Word processing typewriter SD 670. $30. 704-642-1301 or 704-213-7701

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

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

Found dog! St. Bernard mix, male. Wanting his home. Found near Sloan Park area. Call 704-6771036 if he is yours.

Found dog. Yellow Lab, female. In Leonard Rd/ Long Ferry Rd. area on 2/23. Call 704-633-0007

Plots, 2. 2 vaults & 2 opening/closings. Rowan Memorial Park, Garden of Prayer. 704-433-9982

Go Cart. 2 seat. 5 hp Robin Eng. Good Cond. $350. 704-645-8810 or 704-239-7931

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

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

Dog, Jack Found Russell Terrier, on Luther Barger Road, East Rowan Area. Call (704) 279-4736 with description to claim dog.

Lost necklace. Silver with cross. Lost Feb. 23rd in Arlington St./Office Depot area. Sentimental value. 336-752-2480 or 704-636-5090

Rowan Memorial Cemetery Plots (2), in the Bible section. $800 each. 336-284-4593




Rabbit cage - extra large. Nearly new. $20. Please call 704-831-0278 for more information

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

Roof wind turbines. Set of 2 with 12” base. Good condition. $20. Please call 704-209-0981

Trailer Axles with tires (4). $85 each Please Call 704-857-7186

Noritake China, 45 pc., Buena Vista Pattern. Service for 8. $480 704-279-4363 Square bales. 400 bales of fescue. 500 bales of brown top millet. $2.50/bale. 704-239-6242 Heavy Duty Metal Cabinet great for shop, office, or garage. 6.5'x3' $150. 704-855-2288 HYPNOSIS will work for you!

Stop Smoking~Lose Weight It's Easy & Very Effective Decide Today 704-933-1982 Ladder, 12 ft. wooden extension, $25. 2 six-inch heavy duty c-clamps, $20. Walker 5-ton air truck bumper jack, $200. Call 704-633-3419

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

Show off your stuff!

Sporting Goods

for only

Bowling Ball for sale 13 lb. Raw Hammer Acid $50 Call 704-633-7604



*some restrictions apply

Free weights, dumbbells, weight rack, bench $95. 30 gal tripod on time deer feeder $25. OBO 704-637-1479

Carport and Garages

Cleaning Services

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

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

Call today about our Private Party Special!


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

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

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

Job Seeker meeting at 112 E. Main St., Rockwell. 6:30pm Mons. Rachel Corl, Auctioneer. 704-279-3596 KEN WEDDINGTON Total Auctioneering Services 140 Eastside Dr., China Grove 704-8577458 License 392 R. Giles Moss Auction & Real Estate-NCAL #2036. Full Service Auction Company. Estates ** Real Estate Had your home listed a long time? Try selling at auction. 704-782-5625

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

Carport and Garages

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

Cleaning Services






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

Child Care and Nursery Schools

Drywall Services

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


The more you tell, the surer you’ll sell.

New Homes Additions & Repairs Small Commercial Ceiling Texture Removal

704-279-2600 Since 1955

FREE HOT TUB 4-seat BAJA hot tub and cover. Will need pump and heater. U pick up Call Bob at 704-433-8282

The Rowan County Housing Authority will be accepting applications for:

Section 8 Project Based Housing Assistance

Lost & Found

On the following dates at the times stated

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

9:00 am - 11:00 am and 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Wednesday, February 16, 2011 Wednesday, February 23, 2011 Wednesday, March 2, 2011 Wednesday, March 9, 2011 No applications will be accepted without the following documents:


• Birth Certificate • Social Security Card • North Carolina Drivers License or pictured ID Whispering Oaks is restricted to those 55 years of age or older

No questions asked! Call: 704-516-1149 or Email:

Heating and Air Conditioning

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

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

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

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

Financial Services

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

“We can remove bankruptcies, judgments, liens, and bad loans from your credit file forever!”


The Federal Trade Commission says companies that promise to scrub your credit report of accurate negative information for a fee are lying. Under federal law, accurate negative information can be reported for up to seven years, and some bankruptcies for up to ten years. Learn about managing credit and debt at

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

Brisson - HandyMan Home Repair, Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, etc. Insured. 704-798-8199 Garages, new homes, remodeling, roofing, siding, back hoe, loader 704-6369569 Maddry Const Lic G.C.

Do you want first shot at the qualified buyers, or the last chance? Description brings results!

Home Improvement

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

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

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

2 homes zoned Commercial located at


Along with Additional tracts behind these homes for a total of May be sold in tracts or as a whole. Shown by appt. only. REAL ESTATE TERMS: A $ 5000 non-refundable down payment in certified funds day of sale for each of the homes and $2500 down payment for lots. Balance in 30 days at closing. Sold “as is” with no warranties other than a clear title at closing. 5% buyer’s premium. Sold with no contingencies, so buyer should have financing in place prior to auction. All info deemed from reliable sources, but buyer should verify info and inspect to his own satisfaction prior to auction. Announcements made at sale time take precedence over any printed materials.


*** 8 x 10 aluminum storage building***

Set of 4 Porch rockers, porch swing, Whirlpool side by side refrigerator, microwave hutch, set of 4 bar stools, Dining set by Lenoir House with table, chairs & china hutch, pair of recliners, curio cabinet, pair of French Provincial arm chairs by Hickory Chair Co., coffee and end tables, old stereo cabinet, console table & mirror, sofa table, Canterbury grandmother clock, Sumter Cabinet bedroom set, cedar chest, 4 pcs. King size American Drew bedroom set, table lamps, Martha Washington arm chair, ladder back chairs, deacons bench, lift chair, Whirlpool washer & dryer, quilt rack, old knee hole desk, old porcelain top kitchen table, old treadle sewing machine, oak center table, antique cane bottom rocker, outdoor swing.

AUCTION TERMS: Cash, check, Master card, Discover or Visa accepted. 10% buyer’s premium on personal property. NOT responsible for accidents. All items are sold “as is”.


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

NCAL # 2036 SCAL # 003870R NCREL # 62757 Ben Moss– NCAL # 7225 Thomas Moss– NCAL # 8310 704-782-5625 WEBSITE:

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

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

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

Hull pitcher, hull vase, Cherry stoner, cast iron frying pans, large set of Desert rose china, set of Noritake “Windsor”, table linens, cook books, Japanese tea set, Old Cannon Mills plate from “The Jewel Shoppe”, 1872 framed print in antique frame, costume jewelry, old quilts, antique Murray bike, lots of fabric & sewing items, cross cut saw, antique post hole digger, misc. hand & yard tools, echo weed eater, antique tool box, aluminum ladder, stack of shingles, misc. glassware & household items.

6 +/- acres

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

for junk cars. $275 & up. Please call Tim at 980234-6649 for more info.

Directions: Off Old Beatty Ford Rd.

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

Manufactured Home Services



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

Painting and Decorating

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

Home Improvement


We have been contracted to sell the personal property located at

$3 U Pick Up. $3.50 delivered & $5 spread

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

Complete crawlspace work, Wood floor leveling, jacks installed, rotten wood replaced due to water or termites, brick/block/tile work, foundations, etc. 704-933-3494

E. Spencer

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

Pools and Supplies

Junk Removal

The Floor Doctor

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

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

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

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

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

Quality work at affordable prices NC G.C. #17608 NC Home Inspector #107. Complete contracting services, under home repairs, foundation & masonry repairs, light tractor work & property maintenence. Pier, dock & seawall repair. 36 Yrs Exp. 704-633-3584 Duke C. Brown Sr. Owner

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

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

Home Improvement

Professional Services Unlimited

THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2011 2:00 PM


704-782-5625 WEBSITE:

Lost & Found

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



NCAL # 2036 SCAL # 003870R NCREL # 62757 Ben Moss – NCAL # 7225 Thomas Moss – NCAL # 810

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

A message from the Salisbury Post and the FTC.


Business Opportunities


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

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

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

Alexander Place

Free Stuff


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

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


Workbench. Heavy duty wood with pegboard back, $100. Large pedestal sink with gold fixtures. $60. Please call 336-655-5034

With our

Lumber All New!

2x6x16 $7 2x3x studs $1.25 2x6x8 studs $3.25 2x4x7 $1.50 D/W rafters $5 Floor trusses $5 each 704-202-0326

Trampoline, 14 -15 ft. Includes safety net. $100. Spencer 704-831-0278 for more information

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


Hay for Sale

Homes for Sale

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

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

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

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

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

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

Painting and Decorating

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

3Landscaping 3Mulching 3Core Aeration 3Fertilizing

Pressure Washing Earl's Lawn Care ~ Pressure washing decks, houses, & driveways. 704636-3415 / 704-640-3842

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

704-797-6840 704-797-6839

Billy J. Cranfield, Total Landscape

~ 704-202-2390 ~

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

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

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

~ 704-633-5033 ~

Tree Service Graham's Tree Service Free estimates, reasonable rates. Licensed, Insured, Bonded. 704-633-9304 John Sigmon Stump grinding, Prompt service for 30+ years, Free Estimates. John Sigmon, 704-279-5763. Johnny Yarborough, Tree Expert trimming, topping, & removal of stumps by machine. Wood splitting, lots cleared. 10% off to senior citizens. 704-857-1731 MOORE'S Tree TrimmingTopping & Removing. Use Bucket Truck, 704-209-6254 Licensed, Insured & Bonded TREE WORKS by Jonathan Keener. Insured – Free estimates! Please call 704-636-0954.

FREE Estimates

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

Trees R Us • Bucket • Truck • Chipper/Stumps We Will Try To Beat Any Written Estimates!

704-239-1955 Free Estimates • Fully Insured

Homes for Sale

CUTE FIXER-UPPER Hunter Street in Yadkin. Finishing area. 3BR, 1BA. 1 car garage. Roof & siding less than 4 years old. 2 lots. Needs interior work. Sold As Is. 704245-4393 $25, 000.

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

New Listing 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:


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

Convenient Location

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


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

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

Lovely Home

Motivated Seller!

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

Convenient Location

Over 2 Acres



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


Great Location

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



Motivated Seller

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

For Sale, Rent, or Trade ~ Really!

Rockwell. 507 Depot St. 3BR, 1½BA. Storage bldg. Fenced yard. Lrg screened back porch. Lrg lot. Stove, refrig., & dishwasher stay. Completely remodeled. Central HVAC. Closing costs neg. Trade considered. $94,900. Duncan Properties 704-202-8143 Salisbury

Awesome Location

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

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


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

China Grove. One mile from South Rowan High School. Quiet neighborhood. Restricted to stick built homes. Lot has been perked and Priced to Sell. $35,000. Call Jeff 704-467-2352

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

Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

HOUSE FOR RENT Applications now being taken for nice 3BR, 1BA house in Landis. Rent at $650/month and $650/ deposit. NO SMOKERS. Call 704-232-7089.

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

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

Investment Property

China Grove

Child Care Facility/Commercial Bldg.

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


Motivated Seller New Listing

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

New Home

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

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

Land for Sale

Genesis Realty 704-933-5000 Foreclosure Experts

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

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

Hideaway, 5+ acres, wooded seclusion overlooks beautiful creek, $65k, owner fin. 704-563-8216


OWNER FINANCING on basement lot, $16,900. Call Varina Bunts, B&R Realty, 704-640-5200


W. Rowan

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

A Country Paradise

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

Apartments AAA+ Apartments $425-$950/mo. Chambers Realty 704-637-1020

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

Eaman Park Apts. 2BR, 1BA. Near Salisbury High. $375/mo. Newly renovated. No pets. 704-798-3896

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

704-633-1234 China Grove. 2BR, 2BA. All electric. Clean & safe. No pets. $575/month + deposit. 704-202-0605 China Grove. One room eff. w/ private bathroom & kitchenette. All utilities incl'd. $379/mo. + $100 deposit. 704-857-8112 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 TDD Relay 9:00-12:00. 1-800-735-2962 Equal Housing Opportunity.

Eastwind Apartments Low Rent Available For Elderly & Disabled. Rent Based on Social Security Income *Spacious 1 BR *Located on bus line *Washer/Dryer Hookups Call Fisher Realty at: 704-636-7485 for more information. Heights Fleming Apartments 55 & older 704-636-5655 Mon.-Fri. 2pm-5pm. Call for more information. Equal Housing Opportunity. TDD Sect. 8 vouchers accepted. 800-735-2962 Granite Quarry. 3BR, 1BA. Carport. Refrigerator & stove. Washer/dryer hook-up. 704-638-0108

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

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

Colonial Village Apts.

Wanted: Real Estate

“A Good Place to Live” 1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms Affordable & Spacious Water Included 704-636-8385 Duplexes & Apts, Rockwell$500-$600. TWO Bedrooms Marie Leonard-Hartsell Wallace Realty 704-239-3096

Condos and Townhomes

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

Condos and Townhomes

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

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



New Listing

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

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

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

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

Real Estate Commercial


Apartments 2BR brick duplex with carport, convenient to hospita. $450 per month. 704-637-1020


Southwestern Rowan Co.

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



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



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


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

B & R REALTY 704-633-2394


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

Real Estate Services

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

Fulton Heights

New Listing

Lots for Sale

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


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


Homes for Sale

New Listing

East Rowan

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


Homes for Sale

Move-In Condition!

East Rowan

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

Homes for Sale


For the lake or awesome back yards! Over 1800 sqft., true modular with foundation on your land. $113,293. Call to see the “great kitchen.” 704-463-1516 Salisbury Area 3 or 4 bedroom, 2 baths, $500 down under $700 per month. 704-225-8850

Real Estate Services Allen Tate Realtors Daniel Almazan, Broker 704-202-0091 Century 21 Towne & Country 474 Jake Alexander Blvd. (704)637-7721

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

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

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


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

Senior Discount

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

Water, Sewage & Garbage included

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

2205 Woodleaf Rd., Salisbury, NC 28147

704-637-5588 WITH 12 MONTH LEASE

Located at Woodleaf Road & Holly Avenue

To advertise in this directory call

704-797-4220 C47785

Homes for Sale




8C • SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2011

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We buy, sell, and move pianos We offer Steinway, Baldwin, Mason & Hamlin, & more Showroom located at 2143 C&E Statesville Blvd.

704.637.3367 • 704.754.2287

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SALISBURY POST Apartments STONWYCK VILLIAGE IN GRANITE QUARRY Nice 2BR, energy efficient apt., stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, water & sewer furnished, central heat/ac, vaulted ceiling, washer/dryer connection. $495 to $550 /Mo, $400 deposit. 1 year lease, no pets. 704-279-3808 WELCOME HOME TO DEER PARK APTS. We have immediate openings for 1 & 2 BR apts. Call or come by and ask about our move-in specials. 704-278-4340 for info. For immediate info call 1-828-442-7116

Condos and Townhomes Downtown Firehouse Loft, 2 BR, 2 BA, hardwood floors. High speed internet, washer/dryer & refrigerator included. $875/mo. 704636-2945 E. Salisbury. 3BR, 2BA duplex. East Schools. All electric. Central air & heat. Call 704-638-0108

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CLASSIFIED Condos and Townhomes

Houses for Rent

Houses for Rent

Houses for Rent

Houses for Rent

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

East schools. Central air & heat. Appliances. Washer/ dryer hook-up. Please call 704-638-0108

RENT - 2 BR - $650, Park Area; 4 BR, 2 BA, 2,000 sq', garage, basement, $1195. RENT TO OWN 3 BR, 2 BA, 2000 ± sq', country. $3000 dn; 5 BR, 2 ½ BA, 3400 ± sq', garage, basement, fenced. $6000 dn. 704-630-0695

Salisbury City. 2BR / 1BA, new vinyl, new roof, fenced bk yd. $495/mo + dep. 704-640-5750

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

Salisbury city. 3BR, 1BA. New central air & heat. Total electric. $550/ mo. + dep. 704-640-5750

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

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

Faith/Rockwell, 3BR/1½ BA. W/D hookup. Outside storage. $650/mo + dep. No pets. 704-279-3518

Houses for Rent

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

1 Home in East Rowan, 3 BR, 2 BA. $875. Lease, dep. & ref. req. 704.798.7233

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

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

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

Don't Pay Rent!

Kannapolis, $550/mo. 4922 Atlanta St, 120 Basin Ave, E. Spencer, $425/mo. 2BR, 1BA Carolina-Piedmont Prop. 704-248-2520

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

Morgan/East area. 3BR / 2BA, priv lot, no pets, 4 people max. $775/mo + dep + refs. 704-637-0658

No. 61105 The Rowan-Salisbury School System is accepting bids from companies interested in providing (2) 4-student science lab stations required to support a new science lab being established at Henderson Independent HS. Bid proposals accepted until Thursday, March 3rd at 5:00p. For further details regarding the requirements of the science lab stations, contact Chris Vecchione, Project Coordinator @ 704-6397088 or No. 61092 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER EXECUTION STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION ROWAN COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR FILE NO 10 M 692 402 NORTH MAIN ST SALISBURY NC 28144 COUNTY OF ROWAN, Plaintiff, v. Defendant(s) WELCH, KORY By virtue of certain executions directed to the undersigned from the Superior Court of Rowan County in the actions entitled Rowan County Tax Collector vs. the judgment debtor hereinafter set out, this office will hold an execution sale(s) pursuant to Article 29B of Chapter 1 of the NC General Statutes. Said sale(s) will take place on MARCH 4, 2011, at 11:00 A.M., at the Rowan County Courthouse door, in the city of Salisbury, State of North Carolina. Said sale shall be to the highest bidder for CASH/CERTIFIED FUNDS (20% of bid amount at time of sale) to satisfy the execution(s) on the parcel of real property separately described following the name of each judgment debtor hereinafter set out. The executions were issued pursuant to judgment duly recorded in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for Rowan County, and the executions are in the amounts specified in each case following the name of the judgment debtor and the description of the real estate, plus costs of sale, as follows: The following described property is located in the Salisbury Township, Rowan County, North Carolina: BEGINNING at a stake on the east corner of the intersection of Beard and Shaver Streets, on the plat or map of said Shaver Spring tract of land; thence South 55 deg. East 160 feet to a stake on Thomas Holmes line; thence North 50 deg. 33 feet East 36, to a stone on Thomas Holmes' line; thence North 55 deg. West 180 feet to a stone in the edge of Shaver Street; thence South 41 deg. 10 feet 50 feet with Shaver Street to the Beginning, and being Lot No 11 on Edwin Shaver's map on his Sugar Spring Tract as shown in Map Book at page 83A. Tax Amount Due $ 3,317.39. Bidders are responsible for doing their own research. Property sold as is with no warranties or certifications being issued. Salisbury Post Publication Dates: February 20, 2011, February 27, 2011 KEVIN L AUTEN- Rowan County Sheriff's Office No. 61106 The Rowan-Salisbury School System is accepting bids from companies interested in providing the hard cover books required to support a new media center being established at Henderson Independent HS. Bid proposals accepted until Friday, March 4th at 5:00p. For further details contact Chris Vecchione, Project Coordinator @ 704-639-7088 or No. 61088 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER EXECUTION IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA DISTRICT COURT DIVISION ROWAN COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR FILE NO 09 M 590 402 NORTH MAIN ST SALISBURY NC 28144 COUNTY OF ROWAN, Plaintiff, v. Defendant(s) CHAMBERS, RAYMOND By virtue of certain executions directed to the undersigned from the Superior Court of Rowan County in the actions entitled Rowan County Tax Collector vs. the judgment debtor hereinafter set out, this office will hold an execution sale(s) pursuant to Article 29B of Chapter 1 of the NC General Statutes. Said sale(s) will take place on MARCH 4, 2011, at 11:00 A.M., at the Rowan County Courthouse door, in the city of Salisbury, State of North Carolina. Said sale shall be to the highest bidder for CASH/CERTIFIED FUNDS (20% of bid amount at time of sale) to satisfy the execution(s) on the parcel of real property separately described following the name of each judgment debtor hereinafter set out. The executions were issued pursuant to judgment duly recorded in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for Rowan County, and the executions are in the amounts specified in each case following the name of the judgment debtor and the description of the real estate, plus costs of sale, as follows: The following described property is located in the Salisbury Township, Rowan County, North Carolina: BEING Tax Map 024 Parcel 192, 413 Broad St. ALL those certain lots or parcels of land, known and designated as lots number 53 and 54, lying on the North side of Broad Street and fronting same. For bound and dimensions of said property and for further particulars, reference is hereby made to map and plat of John and Jas. D. Heilig as surveyed by C. M. Miller and known as Trexler Heights, East Spencer, N.C., the same being on record in the office of Register of Deeds for Rowan County, N. C. The sale will be made subject to all liens, mortgages, easements, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, special assessments and all local improvement assessments against the above-described property not included in the judgment in the above-entitled cause. Tax Amount Due $ 2,700.50 Bidders are responsible for doing their own research. Property sold as is with no warranties or certifications being issued. Salisbury Post Publication Dates: February 20, 2011, February 27 , 2011 SHERIFF- KEVIN L AUTEN - Rowan County Sheriff's Office No. 61091 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER EXECUTION STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION ROWAN COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR FILE NO 10 M 571 402 NORTH MAIN ST SALISBURY NC 28144 COUNTY OF ROWAN, Plaintiff, v. Defendant(s) LLOYD, SHEILA A By virtue of certain executions directed to the undersigned from the Superior Court of Rowan County in the actions entitled Rowan County Tax Collector vs. the judgment debtor hereinafter set out, this office will hold an execution sale(s) pursuant to Article 29B of Chapter 1 of the NC General Statutes. Said sale(s) will take place on MARCH 4, 2011, at 11:00 A.M., at the Rowan County Courthouse door, in the city of Salisbury, State of North Carolina. Said sale shall be to the highest bidder for CASH/CERTIFIED FUNDS (20% of bid amount at time of sale) to satisfy the execution(s) on the parcel of real property separately described following the name of each judgment debtor hereinafter set out. The executions were issued pursuant to judgment duly recorded in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for Rowan County, and the executions are in the amounts specified in each case following the name of the judgment debtor and the description of the real estate, plus costs of sale, as follows: The following described property is located in the Salisbury Township, Rowan County, North Carolina: BEING TAX MAP 026 PARCEL 300, MH Park- 4 Sites, Lots 69-70, E Henderson Street located in East Spencer, NC. ( Lots only) The sale will be made subject to all liens, mortgages, easements, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, special assessments and all local improvement assessments against the above-described property not included in the judgment in the above-entitled cause. Tax Amount Due $ 3,345.00 Bidders are responsible for doing their own research. Property sold as is with no warranties or certifications being issued. Salisbury Post Publication Dates: February 20, 2011, February 27, 2011 KEVIN L AUTEN- Rowan County Sheriff's Office

RENTED I rented my house pretty quickly! Thanks for the great ad! ~T.F., Gold Hill


They don't build them like this anymore!


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

Rockwell. Small 2BR,1BA, Appls, central H/A, $475/ mo + dep. 704-279-6850 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 Salis. 3 BR, 1 BA, garage, fenced in backyard. No pets, no smoking. Ref. req. $750/mo.+ dep. Call 704267-5497 Salisbury 345 Cromer Rd. & 504 Cruise Rd, 3BRs in countryside, $850/mo. & 922 N. Main St. 3BR, $650/mo. 704-645-9986

2BR, 2BA. Hardwood floors, expansive kitchen, jetted tub, beautiful original mantles & staircase, bedrooms w/great storage, sunroom & deck, walking distance to shops & dining. 704-616-1383

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

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

Spencer. 3BR. Appliances. Well water. $495/ mo. + $400 dep. Please call 704-630-0785

Salisbury, near Salisbury High. 3BR, 1BA house. Central heat & air. $600/mo. 704 640-9635

Woodleaf, Hwy 801. 2BR, 1BA. New carpet. No pets. Appliances furnished. 704-636-1072

Office and Commercial Rental

Office and Commercial Rental

Office and Commercial Rental

1st Month Free Rent!

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

Rockwell. 2 chair beauty shop for sale or rent. $325/mo. Call 704-2796973 or 704-279-7988

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

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

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

Rockwell. Nice retail or office building. $400/ mo. Call 704-279-6973 or 704-279-7988 Rockwell. Small equipped machine shop. $325/ mo. or will sell equipment. 704279-6973 or 704-279-7988 Salisbury

Office Space

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

No. 61089

No. 61090



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

COUNTY OF ROWAN, Plaintiff, v. Defendant(s) LEAZER, PHILIP H & LISA K. By virtue of certain executions directed to the undersigned from the Superior Court of Rowan County in the actions entitled Rowan County Tax Collector vs. the judgment debtor hereinafter set out, this office will hold an execution sale(s) pursuant to Article 29B of Chapter 1 of the NC General Statutes. Said sale(s) will take place on MARCH 4, 2011, at 11:00 A.M., at the Rowan County Courthouse door, in the city of Salisbury, State of North Carolina. Said sale shall be to the highest bidder for CASH/CERTIFIED FUNDS (20% of bid amount at time of sale) to satisfy the execution(s) on the parcel of real property separately described following the name of each judgment debtor hereinafter set out. The executions were issued pursuant to judgment duly recorded in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for Rowan County, and the executions are in the amounts specified in each case following the name of the judgment debtor and the description of the real estate, plus costs of sale, as follows: The following described property is located in the Salisbury Township, Rowan County, North Carolina: BEGINNING at an iron pipe at the Southern corner of the intersection of Heilig Avenue and Third Street and runs thence with the Southwestern margin of Heilig Avenue South 49 deg. 54 min. East 54.7 feet to an iron pipe, corner of Lots 6 and 7; thence South 63 deg. 25 min. West 28.7 feet to a stake, a new corner; thence North 26 deg. 35 min. West 1 foot to a stake, a new corner, thence a new line South 63 deg. 25 min. West 50 feet to a stake, a new corner; thence South 26 deg. 35 min. East 2 feet to a stake, a new corner; thence a new line South 63 deg. 25 min. West 50 feet to a stake, a new corner; thence North 26 deg. 35 min. West 1 foot to a stake on the line of Lots 6 and 7; thence with said line South 63 deg. 25 min. West 18.8 feet to an iron pipe on the Northeastern margin of "A" Avenue; thence with the Northeastern margin of "A" Avenue North 26 deg. 35 min. West 50 feet to an iron pipe at the Eastern corner of the intersection of "A" Avenue with Third Street; thence with the Southeastern margin of Third Street North 63 deg. 25 min. East 125.8 feet to the point of Beginning. The sale will be made subject to all liens, mortgages, easements, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, special assessments and all local improvement assessments against the above-described property not included in the judgment in the above-entitled cause. Tax Amount Due $ 4,813.90 Bidders are responsible for doing their own research. Property sold as is with no warranties or certifications being issued. Salisbury Post Publication Dates: February 20, 2011, February 27, 2011 KEVIN L AUTEN- Rowan County Sheriff's Office

No. 61087 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER EXECUTION STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION FILE NO 10 M 693 ROWAN COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR 402 NORTH MAIN ST SALISBURY NC 28144 COUNTY OF ROWAN, Plaintiff, v. BLACKWOOD, PATRICIA O, Aka Patricia Blackwood -Condra Defendant(s) By virtue of certain executions directed to the undersigned from the Superior Court of Rowan County in the actions entitled Rowan County Tax Collector vs. the judgment debtor hereinafter set out, this office will hold an execution sale(s) pursuant to Article 29B of Chapter 1 of the NC General Statutes. Said sale(s) will take place on MARCH 4, 2011, at 11:00 A.M., at the Rowan County Courthouse door, in the city of Salisbury, State of North Carolina. Said sale shall be to the highest bidder for CASH/CERTIFIED FUNDS (20% of bid amount at time of sale) to satisfy the execution(s) on the parcel of real property separately described following the name of each judgment debtor hereinafter set out. The executions were issued pursuant to judgment duly recorded in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for Rowan County, and the executions are in the amounts specified in each case following the name of the judgment debtor and the description of the real estate, plus costs of sale, as follows: The following described property is located in the Salisbury Township, Rowan County, North Carolina: 114 Potters Rd, Tax Map 803E010 146 Potters Rd, Tax Map 803E011 178 Potters Rd, Tax Map 803E012 1041 Chickadee Ln, Tax Map 803E001 1148 Chickadee Ln, Tax Map 803E007 1194 Chickadee Ln, Tax Map 803E009 The sale will be made subject to all liens, mortgages, easements, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, special assessments and all local improvement assessments against the above-described property not included in the judgment in the above-entitled cause. Tax Amount Due $ 3,839.00 Bidders are responsible for doing their own research. Property sold as is with no warranties or certifications being issued. Salisbury Post Publication Dates: February 20, 2011, February 27, 2011 KEVIN L AUTEN- Rowan County Sheriff's Office No. 61066 NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION ROWAN COUNTY FILE NO 09 JT 192, 09 JT 169-172 IN RE: Isabella Moro Leonard, Alexandra Moro, Christian Moro, Puelai Moro, Aniya Moro. Minor Children. TO RESPONDENT: Adabra Ruth Marie Moro, mother, Miguel Angel Guiterez Vaca, Jose Catalina Guerra, aka: Jose Portillo, Vidal Antonio Martinez Medrano,Angel Arthur Ceferino, aka: Victor Hugo Apolo, Unknown Fathers. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Petition has been filed by the Rowan County Department of Social Services (petitioner) for the purpose of terminating your parental rights with respect to Isabella Leigh Diane Mie Moro Leonard, born on or about July 8, 2009 in Davidson County, North Carolina; Alexandra Leigh Tina Mary Moro, born on or about February 14, 2007 in Rowan County, North Carolina; Christian Duane Richard Lee Moro, born on or about February 14, 2007 in Rowan County, North Carolina; Puelai Leigh Christina Marie Moro, born on or about April 6, 2006 in Rowan County, North Carolina, and Aniya Leigh Ruth Marie Moro, born on or about March 15, 2005 in Cabarrus County, North Carolina so that they can be placed for adoption. The biological mother of the juveniles named above is Adabra Ruth Marie Moro. You are notified to appear and answer the petition by serving the original of your written answer upon the Clerk of Superior Court, Juvenile Court Division, Rowan County Courthouse, 210 N. Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144, within forty (40) days from the date of the first publication of this notice. You also must serve a copy of the answer on the petitioner's attorney (address below). You will be notified of the time, date and place to appear for a hearing upon the filing of your answer. The purpose of the hearing is to seek termination of your parental rights as they pertain to Isabella Leigh Diane Mie Moro Leonard, Alexandra Leigh Tina Mary Moro, Christian Duane Richard Lee Moro, Puelai Leigh Christian Marie Moro, and Aniya Leigh Ruth Marie Moro. You are entitled to appear at the hearing. If you cannot afford an attorney, you are entitled to an appointed attorney to assist you provided you request one before the time set for the hearing. If you fail to request counsel, you may waive your right to appointed counsel. You may request an attorney by contacting the Clerk of Superior Court, Juvenile Court Division, 210 N. Main St, Salisbury, NC 28144 (704) 797-3054. This is a new case and any attorney appointed previously to represent may not represent you in this termination of parental rights proceeding unless otherwise ordered by the court. If you fail to file an answer within the time specified the Petitioner will apply to the court for termination of your parental rights. Your parental rights may be terminated if you do not respond within the time required. This the 19th day of January 2011. Cynthia Dry, Attorney for Petitioner, Rowan County Dept. of Social Services 1813 East Innes Street, Salisbury NC 28146 (704) 216-8442 Publish: 2/13, 2/20 & 2/27, 2011

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

10C • SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2011 Office and Commercial Rental





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.

Chevrolet Malibu, 2003. 4 door, automatic, air, good transportation. $2100. 704-647-0881 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

Spencer Shops Lease great retail space for as little as $750/mo for 2,000 sq ft at. 704-431-8636 Statesville Blvd., Suitable for beauty shop or office. Please Call 704-636-6100 Warehouse space / manufacturing as low as $1.25/sq. ft./yr. Deposit. Call 704-431-8636

Manufactured Home for Rent

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

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.

Between Salis. & China Grove. 2BR. No pets. Appl. & trash pickup incl. $475/ mo + dep. 704-855-7720 Bostian Heights. 2BR. Trash, lawn, & water service. No pets. $425/mo + deposit. 704-857-4843 LM

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

Chrysler Sebring GTC, 2006. Silver steel metallic clearcoat, black vinyl top & dark slate gray interior. Stock #T11257A. $7,979. 1-800-542-9758

E.Rowan, 3 BR, 2 BA, on 1 acre lot w/outbuilding, no pets. $600/mo. + $500 dep. 704-202-9323 East Area. 2BR, water, trash. Limit 2. Dep. req. No pets. Call 704-6367531 or 704-202-4991 East Area. 2BR/2BA, on 3 acre private lot, carport, appls, $600/mo. + dep. No pets. 704-202-4668 East Rowan. 2BR. trash and lawn service included. No pets. $450 month. 704-433-1255

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

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

Toyota Avalon XLS Sedan, 2002. Woodland Pearl w/Ivory interior. Stock #T11232A. $11,879. 1-800-542-9758

Toyota Corolla LE, 2004. 4-speed automatic transmission, AM/FM/CD Player. 704-603-4255

Toyota Prius Touring, 2007. Driftwood Pearl w/ Bisque interior. Stock #P7594A $14,979. 1-800-542-9758

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

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

Lincoln MKZ, 2007, Opal w/black 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

Off Camp Rd, 2BR, 1 BA, appliances furn. 3 people limit. $475/mo. + $250 dep. 704-857-3917 Rockwell. 3BR, 2BA. Central heat & air. Appl. Storage building. $650/ mo. 704-279-6850 or 704-798-3035 West & South Rowan. 2 & 3 BR. No pets. Perfect for 3. Water included. Please call 704-857-6951

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

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

Open Sundays 12pm-5pm

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

Ford Mustang GT Premium Coupe, 2008. Performance White clearcoat w/Light Graphite interior. Stock #T11263A. $24,879. 1-800-542-9758.


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 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

Troutman Motor Co. Highway 29 South, Concord, NC 704-782-3105

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

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


Toyota Camry CE, 2000. White, automatic, AM/ FM/CD player. 4 door. 122,000 miles. $5,600. Please call 704-647-0881

Mercury Grand Marquis GS, 2002. Silver Frost Clearcoat Metallic w/ light graphite interior. Stock #P7598A. $7,979. 1-800-542-9758

Motorcycles & ATVs

Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 LTZ, 2007. Black exterior w/ebony/light cashmere interior. Stock #F10336A. $24,779. 1800-542-9758

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

Rentals & Leasing

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

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

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Service & Parts


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

See stars

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

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

We are in need of inventory and will pay top dollar for your vehicle. Cash on the spot with title in hand. We can also refinance your current auto loan and lower your payment. Please call 1-800-542-9758 Don’t take chances with your hard earned money. Run your ad where it will pay for itself. Daily exposure brings fast results.

Transportation Dealerships

Transportation Dealerships

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

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

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

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

TEAM CHEVROLET, CADILLAC, BUICK, GMC. 704-216-8000 Ford Edge SEL, 2007. Crème Brulee clearcoat exterior with charcoal interior. Stock #P7612. $23,279 1-800-542-9758 Transportation Financing

Ford F-150 XLT Lariat, 1989. Blue exterior with gray interior. Stock #F11185B. $7,495. 1-800542-9758

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

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

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

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

Jeep Wrangler Limited, 2005. Bright silver metallic exterior w/black cloth interior. 6-speed, hard top, 29K miles. 704-603-4255

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

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

Ford Ranger, 2008. Black clearcoat w/medium dark flint interior. Stock# F11158A. $12,579. 1-800-542-9758

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You, Rowan, for Voting Us #1 for Pre-Owned Autos! Suzuki Forenza Base Sedan, 2006. Cobalt blue metallic w/gray interior. Stock #F11114A. $7,977 1-800-542-9758.

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

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

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

Harley Davidson 1995 Road King, 1340 cc, 44,500 miles, well maintained. $6,700. 704636-2267

Over 150 vehicles in Stock! Nissan 2006 Maxima SL. Pristine, 4 door, Gray w/black leather seats, 6 sylinder, sunroof, power locks, keyless entry, A/C, heated power mirrors, antitheft system. 52K mi., $13,495. 704-425-2913 or 704-856-8129

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

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Over 150 vehicles in Stock!


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

Collector Cars Thunderbird, 1988, turbo coupe. Many new parts. $1,400. Please Call 704-223-1298

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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

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Sunday, Feb. 27 An impressive opportunity is likely to be offered you in the year ahead, which, if handled correctly, could advance your career. Once you get your foot in that door, make sure you make the most of this rare advantage. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — A good friend who usually does what s/he can for you might be tied up, so understand why this person isn’t coming through for you. Don’t burden him/her with feelings of guilt. Aries (March 21-April 19) — After mulling over a problem and reaching a decision about how you need to handle it, don’t let some lastminute hunch change your mind. Use only well thought out solutions. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Don’t get too carried away championing an unpopular cause, regardless how much you care about it. Go with the flow of the thinking and don’t be a bore. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Take care that you don’t get so caught up in a game that you start to take it or winning too seriously. It could cause you to make everybody else feel uncomfortable if you aren’t the victor. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Keep friends out of a petty squabble you get into with another. Doing so would put them in an extremely awkward position if they feel they are being asked to choose a side. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Don’t attempt taking on a complicated task that you’ve never done and lack any know-how. Chances are you’ll bungle the job and screw things up so badly, it’ll have to be totally ditched. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — It doesn’t take someone with a master’s degree to figure out that if you spend far more than you have, you’ll find yourself in a deep financial hole. Don’t go against the obvious. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Know when it is time to fight and when it is time to stay quiet. Don’t push and shove when you should be standing still, but don’t stand still when something really important is at stake either. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Guard against an inclination to negatively prejudge an event or what kind of people will be there. Going in with a negative attitude will insure that you fulfill your expectations. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Treat your credit cards with respect or else you could wind up maxing them out and end up with no credit at all. Avoid all debit spending and live within your means. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — You’re likely to be far too vulnerable where your ego is concerned, so in order to offset this, it’s important you not take life, yourself, or others too seriously. Laugh and the world laughs with you. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Normally you’re not someone who lets others do your thinking for you, but for some reason you might do just that. Sadly, the counsel offered may be way off base. Know where to look for romance and you’ll find it. The Astro-Graph Matchmaker instantly reveals which signs are romantically perfect for you. Mail $3 to Astro-Graph, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092-0167. UNited FeatUre syNdicate

Today’s celebrity birthdays Feb. 27: Actress Joanne Woodward is 81. Actress Elizabeth Taylor is 79. Actress Barbara Babcock is 74. Actor Howard Hesseman is 71. Guitarist Neal Schon of Journey is 57. Guitarist Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden is 54. Keyboardist Paul Humphreys of OMD is 51. Singer Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd is 51. Actor Adam Baldwin (“Chuck”) is 49. Actor Grant Show (“Melrose Place”) is 49. Guitarist Mike Cross of Sponge is 46. Actor Donal Logue (“Knights of Prosperity,” “Grounded for Life”) is 45.

Boss of last resort rampages through town Mi, mi, mi: Singers tune up for Oscars business, he definitely is a problem your company will want to try to manage. If this man assaulted the woman you spoke to, she should call the police. If townspeople wouldn’t patronize the hotel, recommend the hotel, or set foot in the hotel’s lounge as long as this person is running it, they should contact the corporate offices to inform them of this person’s impact on the bottom line. Dear Amy: I really need a woman’s perspective on this annoying habit that some women seem to have of calling other women (and sometimes men) “Honey,” “Hon,” “Dear” or “Sweetie.” What is up with this? Some of these women are younger than I am! I want to say to them, “I’m not your ‘Honey, Sweetie, Hon or Dear.’ Please stop calling me that.” I know this sounds rude, so I’m wondering if you can suggest something better. — Disgusted Diner Dear Disgusted: A cool but polite response to this would be, “I’m Elaine. I’d rather you not call me ‘Hon.’ ” To receive some perspective on this issue, I sought the expertise of Judy, my favorite waitress at my regular dining spot. Judy is a “Hon,” “Sweetie” and “Dear” sort of person, and I happen to like that about her. As she brought my companions’ breakfasts (stacked all the way up her arm), Judy admitted that she’s trying to break herself of the “Hon” habit. Judy says she is aware that some people don’t like to be addressed this way. Also, “I’ve

been telling myself that if you call everybody ‘Hon’ and ‘Sweetie,’ it means you’ve been a waitress too long,” she said. Dear Amy: I want to comment on the letter from “Inconceivable.” Inconceivable was confused about why her husband didn’t want to submit to fertility testing. I think your observation was dead-on: He didn’t want to have kids. I know, because at one time in my life I was that man. My wife and I got married way too early, when we were still in our teens. I tried to back out of the relationship before the marriage, but her tears, along with pressure from her parents (plus my own immaturity and unwillingness to stand up for myself) had us tying the knot when we shouldn’t have. Being “born-again Christians” I figured we were going to be together for life, whether I wanted to be or not. I was unable or unwilling to resolve the truth of the situation, which was: I just didn’t love her. My feelings were revealed in my unwillingness to have children (or to buy a house, for that matter). Years later the truth emerged, and we are now cheerfully apart. — Alone and Happy Dear Alone: The issue of having children is the most important one a couple will face during their life together. Both parties’ priorities have to be taken into account, and couples have to accept their partner’s choice — or ambivalence — about children. triBUNe Media serVices

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Kodak Theatre was rocking as Gwyneth Paltrow, Mandy Moore, Celine Dion and other musicians ran through the numbers they’ll perform on today’s Academy Awards. Moore dueted with Zachary Levi on “I See the Light,” the nominated song from Disney’s “Tangled,” as composer and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken backed them on piano. Paltrow continued to show her musical side, singing “Coming Home” from her recent film “Country Strong.” Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman and indie rocker Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine performed a haunting rendition of “If I Rise” from “127 Hours.” Dion sang “Smile” as the In Memoriam packaged played on a big screen above her. But an energetic group of 10-year-olds stole the show from all those stars. The 64 fifth-graders who make up the chorus at New York’s Public School 22 in Staten Island arrived at the Kodak Theatre Friday to rehearse their performance of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” They’d flown in earlier that morning, many of them on their first airplane trip. Wearing green or blue T-shirts that declared them to be an alto or soprano, they filled the theater with elementary-school enthusiasm. “Justin Timberlake, oh my God!” one girl said when she saw the star’s seat-saving placard. “When I’m up there, my eyes will be right here.” Then they tromped onto the Oscar stage and sang

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celine dion rehearses at the Kodak theatre. with such conviction and heart that they choked up an audience of Hollywood veterans. Guided by stage managers and their teacher, Gregg Breinberg, the students practiced getting on and off stage and memorized their spots

for the night. They marveled at the names they recognized in the audience. Sandra Bullock! Nicole Kidman! They looked around the big theater and had to be reminded to pay attention. But when they sang, it was clear they knew exactly what they were doing. They swayed and moved to the beat. They closed their eyes and gestured with their hands. They felt it. “You’re in this song. You’re inside of it,” Breinberg told them. “You’re going to blow everybody away.” Moments later, the kids were the ones blown away when show hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco surprised them on stage. The actors hugged and high-fived them, then posed for a photo. “Way to go,” Hathaway told the group. “I love your dance moves.” Tonight, the fifth-grade singers will walk the red carpet before making their Academy Awards debut.



Dear Amy: I live in a very small resort town and work for a major hotel. In the last couple months our current general manager has made abusive comments to me and six female co-workers. He has also demoted women for no clear reason. These matters were brought up to the human resources department. He was reprimanded. Recently, I was at our local bar and it ASK was brought to AMY my attention that this same man is now coming on to other women in town who have no interest in him. I hear he is showing very aggressive behavior. The one woman I have spoken to wants to take action against him. My question is, should I tell her to contact our human resources department? His actions are totally out of line and people do talk in this town. — Anonymous Dear Anonymous: From your account, it sounds as if your company has dealt with this person’s unacceptable professional behavior to your satisfaction. Being a jerk, coming on to women in town, or acting obnoxiously — or even aggressively — isn’t necessarily a matter for your company’s human resources department to handle. On the other hand, if your GM’s behavior starts to affect

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WEATHER UNDERGROUND’S NATIONAL WEATHER Very active weather will continue in the West Sunday as a very cold Arctic storm moves through the Southwest and into the Plains. This is the same storm that brought record-breaking cold minimum temperatures to parts of California on Saturday. Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings are in effect for many areas of Arizona above a few thousand feet as several inches of new snow will fall. This will make travel difficult, so drivers should be very cautious driving in the state Sunday. Snow will also push into Colorado and New Mexico, but the biggest story in New Mexico will be the wind this storm will produce. High Wind Watches are in effect for much of the state as wind will gust up to 70 mph and cause limited visibility as it blows around newly-fallen snow. In the Northeast, areas of snow will move through New England leaving dry conditions by the end of the day. Late in the day, rain and possibly some snow will shift into the Upper Mississippi Valley and Ohio Valley. The Northeast will rise into the 20s and 30s, while the Southeast will see temperatures in the 70s and some 80s. The Northern Plains will rise into the 0s, 10s, and 20s, while the NOrthwest will see temperatures in the 20s and 30s.

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West may rue its close ties to Gadhafi Despotism no bar to lucrative deals BY PAISLEY DODDS Associated Press

ONDON — When Moammar Gadhafi told the world he was a changed man, some leaders were skeptical. Others, like Britain’s Tony Blair, were quicker to see the benefits of rapprochement with the oil-rich nation. Now, as Gadhafi’s regime crumbles, questions are being raised about whether Britain, the United States and others were too quick to embrace a volatile despot linked to terrorism and oppression as they sought lucrative business deals. Those deals worth billions are now in jeopardy as Libya hurtles toward civil war. The strategic decision to build ties with the likes of Gadhafi, Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak, and Tunisia’s Ben Ali also threatens to further inflame anti-Western anger in the Arab world. Blair’s role was particularly vital in Gadhafi’s international rehabilitation. The former British prime minister flew to Libya in 2004, holding talks with Gadhafi inside a Bedouin tent. He praised the leader for ending Libya’s nuclear and chemical weapons program and stressed the need for new security alliances in the wake of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. British commercial deals soon followed. Britain sold Libya about 40 million pounds ($55 million) worth of military and paramilitary equipment in the year ending Sept. 30, 2010, according to Foreign Office statistics. Among the items: sniper rifles, bulletproof vehicles, crowd control ammunition and tear gas. “What did the Foreign Office think Colonel Gadhafi meant to do with sniper rifles and tear gas grenades — go mole hunting?” asked Britain’s Guardian newspaper. Although AssociAted Press Britain’s curWhen the Libyan rent governleader vowed he had ment led by changed his ways, David Cameron Western leaders were has revoked all too ready to emdozens of exbrace his regime. port licenses to Libya in the wake of the Libyan violence, many say the very weapons and equipment Britain has sold to Libya are being used against the country’s people. Britain’s elite Special Air Service, or SAS, also participated in recent training for Libyan soldiers in counterterrorism and surveillance. Robin Horsfall, a former SAS soldier, said at the time that the training was a mistake: “People will die as a result of this decision,” he warned. Since Scotland’s release of Abdel Baset al-Megrahi — the only man convicted in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland — U.S. lawmakers have accused Britain of backing the Libyan’s freedom in exchange for oil deals. The former Libyan intelligence agent was accused of placing a bomb on the plane. The bombing killed 280, many of them American students. “Moammar Gadhafi is a terrorist — plain and simple,” said U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey, after Libya’s former Justice Minister Mustafa Abdel-Jalil told the Swedish tabloid Expressen Wednesday that Gadhafi had personally ordered the Lockerbie bombing. But Washington has also cultivated ties with Gadhafi. In 2008, former president George W. Bush sent his top diplomat Condoleezza Rice to Libya for talks with Gadhafi. She called the trip “historic” and said it had “come after a lot of difficulty, the suffering of many people that will never be forgotten or assuaged.” The same year, Texas-based Exxon Mobil signed an exploration agreement with the Libyan National Oil Corp. to explore for hydrocarbons off the Libyan coast.


Photo by buddy Gettys

A crowd of men wait to apply for jobs in this photo take in cairo in 2005. An unemployment rate of 23 percent and lack of economic opportunities helped fuel the popular revolt that forced the resignation of President hosni Mubarak.

Escaping tyranny’s tomb Uprising stirs memories of a journey through Egypt “Maggie tried to open her eyes, but the effort was too great. Where was she? What had happened? She raised her hand but it was stopped inches above her body, unable to move any farther. ... “Something had crashed down on her head. She remembered a man bending over and saying, Maggie, think of the bell ringer. After that, she remembered nothing. “Then she recalled that Victorians had been so afraid of being buried alive that it became a tradition to tie a sting to their finger before interment. A string threaded through a hole in the casket, stretching to the surface of the grave plot. A string with a bell attached to it. “Oh God! She was buried alive. She pounded her fist on lid of the casket ... She yanked on the string. Hopefully some one would hear the bell. “Overhead a mound of fresh, raw dirt shimmered in the light of the full moon. The only movement came from the bell attached to a pipe emerging from the mound. The bell moved back and forth in an arrhythmic dance of death. Round about it, all was silent. Its clapper had been removed.” he above passage is from the first page of Mary Higgins Clark’s novel, “Moonlight Becomes You.” I read the novel in October 2005 while traveling across Egypt for 14 days with Martha and friends from Virginia. We stayed in Cairo and traveled the country by plane, river boat and bus. Cairo had and still has serious problems, with a population of more than 15 million and an unemployment rate of 23 percent. It is like many maddening cities in the world, with incessant crowds, noise and pollution. Housing is scarce, and homelessness in the city is soaring. In a local newspaper printed in English that I picked up at the airport was an unbelievable story about people renting and living in vaults and tombs in the cemeteries with the dead. There


were pictures of electrical cords running to the vaults. Some had satellite dishes. Authorities laughed. Clark’s novel skillfully puts her main character, Maggie, in the most desperate situation that I could image … being buried alive. However, the people that surrounded me daily throughout Egypt came BUDDY close. The only GETTYS difference was they were hardened by decades of oppression and plunder. Their government had failed them for many decades. Maggie had hope that the bell would ring and someone would come to help. The people of Egypt had

given up. They knew their clapper was gone and their bell would not ring. The current rebellion, smoldering for a long, long time finally erupted. The trip to Egypt was about seeing the world of the pharaohs. It was about seeing temples where distant echoes of chanting still linger in the halls and on the streets during Ramadan, holy month. It was about the tombs whose owners stood in stone and welcomed their visitors. It was about famous men and women of a bygone age whose achievements can still be appreciated. It was about mummies and treasures, about sphinxes and pyramids, about majesty, supremacy, magic and eternity. It was about a winding carpet of fertility along the Nile and amid the Sahara desolation. But it was also about seeing the melting pot of human races and creeds. It was about hundreds of years of intrusion and occupations by other nations over debt and power. And yes, it was about a Third World country struggling to survive in a dangerous part of the world and seeing the demise of a dictator that ruled unchecked for 29 years. It is a country that has a unique culture, an incredible collection of artifacts reaching back 7,000 or more years, and representing, without doubt, the cradle of world civilization that should not be tramped on by thugs and strongmen or picked apart by countries like Great

Britain which occupied the Egyptian soil for a hundred years because they could. Hosni Mubarak and his family and close friends have enriched themselves on the backs of dirtlevel poverty of millions of the people. They are worth $5 billion and own mansions in New York, Beverly Hills, London and Paris in addition to a palace in the Red Sea resort of Sharm alShekh in southern Egypt. As events continue to unfold in Egypt, it is not certain if the second shoe has fallen yet or how you can separate the good guys from the bad. But it is a crack in the dictatorial approach and fear. Large pictures of Mubarak were scattered across the countryside that constantly reminded his people that he was there. Now they are gone. Thirteen hours after leaving Cairo, we touched down at Kennedy International Airport in New York City. I finally finished the novel that I read off and on for two busy weeks. In reaching the last several pages, I found that Maggie had been rescued from her grave. I took a deep breath and exhaled and thanked God that I was born in USA. • • • Buddy Gettys is a former mayor of the town of Spencer and writes occasionally for the Salisbury Post. He and his wife and friends took a trip to Egypt in 2005 and welcome the recent uprising.

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egypt has a unique culture where the timeless world of pharaohs and pyramids exists alongside the bustling metropolis of cairo, a melting pot of 15 million residents. Photo by buddy Gettys



2D • SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2011

A fitting North Carolinian of the Year

Salisbury Post N “The truth shall make you free” GREGORY M. ANDERSON Publisher 704-797-4201




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Change rather than defy law n an ideal world, every expectant mother would have the right to decide whether she wants her baby delivered by a midwife or a physician, at home or in the hospital. But North Carolina law is so narrow that only certified nurse midwives can be licensed in the state, severely limiting mothers’ options. Lawmakers should allow other professional midwives who meet national certification standards to be licensed in the state as well. The issue comes up following a stillborn birth in Rowan County last month. No one has suggested that midwife Amy Medwin of MEDWIN East Bend did anything to cause the baby’s death. The parents would not have called her in without trust in her experience and training, and they continue to stand by her. But an investigation into the baby’s death brought to light the fact that, while licensed in Virginia, Medwin is not licensed in North Carolina. Thus the tragic loss of a child is now compounded by questions over licensing. North Carolina is a holdout in this region. Twenty-seven states license certified professional midwives, including Virginia, South Carolina and Tennessee. The certified nurse midwives the state does license usually fulfill a different role from the typical home-birthing midwife, working within an obstetrical practice and overseen by a physician. A certified nurse midwife must hold a degree in a health-related field, have completed a university affiliated nurse-midwifery program accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives and passed the exam. They are not required to have out-of-hospital clinical training. That’s a real hindrance to families who want a home birth for reasons of cost, comfort, religion, culture or location. They will not find many midwives in the state who are licensed to do so. The Rowan couple who employed Medwin still support her, as does a statewide organization of midwives. The N.C. Friends of Midwives group marches on Raleigh this Wednesday to push for a change in the law, and Amy Medwin will be their poster midwife, an example of a certified professional who is licensed in other states but faces misdemeanor charges in North Carolina for doing what she’s certified to do. The publicity brought to this case and the widespread support voiced for certified professional midwives should get lawmakers’ attention. The state requires families and certified professional midwives to defy the licensing law, but they’d much rather change it. The time has come.


Common sense

(Or uncommon wisdom, as the case may be)

In this life we cannot always do great things, but we can do small things with great love. — Mother Teresa

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orth Carolinians of the Year chosen by the N.C. Press Association have included Elizabeth Dole, Billy Graham and Meadowlark Lemon — people whose names are known across the state and nation. You may be less familiar with this year’s recipient, Henry Frye. But he has held one of the most influential positions in North CaroliELIZABETH na, and his life story holds imCOOK portant lessons for the state and nation. Frye, 78, served as chief justice of the N.C. Supreme Court from 1999 to 2001, the first black person to do so. Yet as a young man returning home from the Air Force in 1956 — a second lieutenant who completed ROTC before graduating from N.C. A&T — he was barred from registering to vote because election officials in his hometown of Ellerbe said he failed the literacy test. He was on his way to law school at the University of North Carolina. But like most of us, he could not correctly name five signers of the Declaration of Independence nor identify the 12th president of the United States. Zachary Taylor, in case you’re wondering. I had to look it up. • • • It’s important to hold up examples of what was so wrong in our collective past and to

honor those who succeeded despite it. Frye complained to the elections board in Ellerbe and within weeks was allowed to vote. But you have to wonder how many people didn’t have the confidence and courage to challenge the elections officials. The next year the state adopted a uniFRYE form literacy test. To “earn” the right to vote, a person was required to be able to read and copy any section of the N.C. Constitution — much easier than the Ellerbe test, but still an obstacle to those who were not skilled readers (think about the language in constitutions) with legible handwriting. Frye graduated from the UNC School of Law in Chapel Hill and went on to work as an attorney, an assistant U.S. attorney, law school professor, state legislator, N.C. Supreme Court justice appointed by Gov. Jim Hunt (and then elected) and finally chief justice. He is a very fitting recipient of the North Carolinian of the Year award. You can see the Press Association video about his life at com/watch?v=4rBmmCrdEsI. Frye’s story needs to be told again and again. • • • When I was president of the Press Association in 1999-2000, I sent author Reynolds Price a letter asking if he would accept the honor of North Carolinian

of the Year at our summer convention. The selection is a board decision, but the president has the privilege of delivering the good news to the honoree. Price declined our award, saying he was busy and found such awards were less an honor than a ploy for organizations to get free speakers. He was not interested. One more time, I wrote to Price, this time explaining that I had read several of his books, was a huge fan and as an avid reader thought it was time an author received the Press Association’s top award. I meant it. From “A Long and Happy Life” to “Roxanna Slade” — his latest novel at the time — Price had created a body of work that seemed woven into the state’s culture yet spoke to readers everywhere. But his reply to my second plea was a cordial and even curter no. It’s understandable. By that time Price was wheelchairbound, yet he faced constant demands on his time. He had to prioritize, and the Press Association didn’t make the cut. I thought of that exchange when Price died last month. Maybe he did us a favor. Having weathered his rejection, I decided to go for a true long shot, dare to dream. This time the answer was yes, and we happily presented the 2000 North Carolinian of the Year award to former UNC basketball coach Dean Smith. • • • Frye, like Smith, appreciated our award. The Press Association was well-known to him.

Frye established the Chief Justice’s Media and the Courts Forum in 2000 to bring journalists and court officials together to talk about access and the right to a fair trial — a group Bev Lake Jr. continued after he won Frye’s seat. Frye understands and respects the need for a free flow of information. He preached to the choir at a N.C. Press Association meeting in 2000, announcing the forum and quoting Thomas Jefferson: “Where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe.” As he accepted this latest honor from the Press Association on Feb. 24, he was humble. “If you hear something knocking, it’s my knees,” he told the gathering of editors, publishers and journalists. Frye talked about how computers have progressed. IBM’s Watson had prevailed in a Jeopardy match against the game show’s top contestants. But knowing right from wrong is still chiefly a human function. You can have all the data in the world, but it takes the human heart and mind to see a wrong and try to right it. “While I would like to change the world ... that’s too big for me,” Frye said. But he made an impact, speaking up for himself and others when the laws seemed unfair and going on to succeed in spite of those who would have held him back. And he didn’t need to name the 12th president to do it. • • • Elizabeth Cook is editor of the Salisbury Post.

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Air of anxiety hangs over Rowan tax office sincerely appreciate the county tax office’s admonition that its employees be on their best behavior as they brace for pitchfork-waving hordes challenging their property revaluation notices. Judging from the pre-emptive warnings, the social unrest resulting from revaluation is destined to fall somewhere between the crowds demanding democracy CHRIS in Cairo and the VERNER restless throngs clamoring for the opening of the new Dunkin’ Donuts shop on Jake Alexander Boulevard. In other words, this could get ugly. Given the volatility of the situation and the fact that the bulk of our guardsmen and reservists are deployed elsewhere, I’d suggest issuing flame-retardant underwear to all tax office personnel. Since that’s not in the budget, it makes sense for employees to refrain from adding fuel to the fire, so to speak, by “belching or passing gas” when dealing with an irate taxpayer. Even in the best of times, taxpayers can be a cantankerous, pinch-nosed lot, sometimes showing up to pay their bills with sacks of nickels and


dimes or a check written on toilet paper. (I’m told that triple-ply Charmin works best, by the way.) These are not people you want to provoke by an ill-timed bodily function directed their way, especially when someone is hotly contesting the increased assessment for a bathroom addition. Ditto for the tax office’s reminder that, when a taxpayer is threatening to torch the county government building, it’s considered poor form for employees to be seen eating at their desks, reading newspapers, chatting on their cellphones, checking their lottery tickets or leisurely scratching themselves. Presumably, they also shouldn’t spit, clip their toenails, clean lint from their navels, floss or busy themselves with similar personalgrooming activities that make up a large part of the day for many private sector employees. Those who insist on engaging in such boorish behaviors should seek another line of work — such as becoming a professional athlete or a journalist. (Did you see the story about Tiger Wood being penalized for spitting on the golf course? This is what separates golf from baseball. Golfers are fined when they spit; baseball players are fined if they don’t.) However, as much as I admire the tax office’s proactive approach toward minimizing

provocations of a surly citizenry, I wonder if our county officials aren’t missing a revenue opportunity here. Instead of simply warning against bad manners, why not “incentivize” the relevant behaviors, in the same way that government seeks to generate revenue while reining in the less desirable practices of businesses? If a carbon tax can help control the gases emitted by coal-burning power plants, for example, why not implement something similar for public employees? The tax office could implement a cap-andtrade policy regarding gastric emissions, whereby its employees could purchase the right to belch or pass gas. The fees generated by such a flatulence tax (not to be confused with a flat tax) could go back into the county’s general fund, offering the happy prospect of raising revenues while lowering intestinal distress among employees. A classic win-win scenario. Employees could also purchase credits to engage in other frowned-upon behaviors, such as picking their nose or comparing warts. In a time of low or no raises, this might help boost morale and make government employees feel more appreciated. “I can’t give you a raise this year,” a department manager might say,

“but we are able to increase the credits that permit adjusting undergarments in public. Also, feel free to burp anytime between lunch and 2 p.m.” Given the budget crises faced by local governments, this idea shouldn’t be limited to the tax office. We should extend it to all county and municipal employees and their representatives. Imagine the revenue windfall if city council or town board members had to pay for each yawn during citizen tirades against rising utility rates. Think of the funding boost that would result if, in addition to levying fees on public officials who pass gas, we also charged them for honking nasal blasts and sneezes during public hearings. While an “excuse me” or “beg pardon” might have sufficed in the past, we’ve entered a new era in government-citizen relations. Even so, tax office workers should be forewarned: While you’re on your best behavior, the bilious taxpayer across the counter may not be as polite. You may want to keep a can of air freshener handy — and you really should consider the flame-retardant underwear. You can probably write it off on your taxes. • • • Chris Verner is opinion page editor of the Salisbury Post.


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2011 • 3D


Are public unions good for the public?


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he eyes of the nation have been on Wisconsin this past week, where Republican Gov. Scott Walker has vowed to eliminate the majority of collective bargaining rights for most of the state’s public union employees as part of an effort to balance the state’s budget. Walker’s hard line has drawn thousands of protesters to the capitol in Madison and sparked a debate about whether government employees should be allowed to unionize. Said one columnist: “Industrial unions are organized against the might and greed of ownership. Public employees unions are organized against the might and greed ... of the public?” Do public-sector unions have any good purpose? Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the RedBlueAmerica columnists, debate the issue.


Joel Mathis: Yes Public unions aren’t organized against the public. They’re organized for their members, workers who can be exploited like other workers. But public unions face a challenge that private-sector unions don’t: The employer, apparently, can unilaterally revoke their bargaining rights. Why is Gov. Scott Walker trying to take away those rights? Because (the story goes) Wisconsin faces a budget deficit that can’t be properly tackled: Overpaid teachers and clerks won’t make concessions needed to bring the state’s finances under control. One problem: Almost none of that is true. MATHIS Wisconsin government workers aren’t overpaid. A recent study by the Economic Policy Institute shows the state’s public workers are paid about 4.8 percent less than private-sector peers with similar education and experience. And the unions have said they will make concessions — accepting cuts in benefits and the adoption of a merit-pay system for teachers. Why won’t Scott Walker take accept that for an answer? Look at the details of Walker’s proposal. All the public unions will have their bargaining rights taken away — except for the police and firefighters unions whose members tend to support Republicans. The


Firefighters march around the Capitol Square in Madison, Wis., during demonstrations against the governor's bill to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers. governor is plainly using his office to break the backs of a constituency that usually supports the Democratic Party. This is ugly stuff. Private-sector workers shouldn’t think these efforts are limited to public employees. GOP unionbusting knows no bounds — the Republican-controlled House in Washington D.C. last week tried and failed to eliminate funding for the National Labor Relations Board, which enforces laws that let workers unionize. Unions helped create a vibrant middle class in America. The middle class is faltering these days, and Republicans want Americans to believe it’s the fault of lowly DMV file clerks and overworked teachers. It’s not. If Republicans get their union-busting way, the pain will only get worse for all of us.

Ben Boychuk: No Public employees perform essential services. Public employee unions, however, are a blight upon the republic. Behind the rage in Madison is recognition that union power and influence are at stake. It’s past time that power and influence were curtailed.

Unlike their private-sector union peers, whose numbers have dwindled to less than 10 percent of the workforce, public-employee unions collude with management to win higher wages, pensions and other fringe benefits. Taxpayers and voters are supposed to be “the boss,” but in reality the public employee unions exercise disproportionate influence BOYCHUK in electing the men and women who sign their contracts. And that influence tends to go in one direction. As columnist Michael Barone recently observed, “In effect, public employee unions are a mechanism by which every taxpayer is forced to fund the Democratic Party.” Now consider what’s on the table in Wisconsin, the cradle of progressivism. Walker wants the unions to agree to pay 5.8 percent of their members’ paychecks to their pension plans and another 12.6 percent to their health insurance. Right now, Wisconsin state workers contribute about 5 percent to their health insurance and noth-

ing at all to their retirement. Most Americans would love to have that arrangement. Here’s the problem, though: We’re broke. Pensions and health insurance plans for government workers are dangerously under funded. According to a study last year by Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, state sponsored pension plans collectively face $3 trillion in unfunded liabilities — a number that dwarfs most state budgets. Few U.S. companies can afford the defined benefit plans government workers enjoy. The government doesn’t take profit or loss into account when it negotiates with its workers. After all, politicians are happy to bargain with other people’s money - yours and mine. Unless something changes, taxpayers are on the hook for those benefits. That means much higher taxes to pay for somebody else’s benefits, and not better public services. The pain will get worse, that’s for sure. • • • Contact Ben Boychuk at and Joel Mathis at Boychuk and Mathis blog regularly at

Ideological holy warriors have it wrong e’ve covered Congress for decades, and we’ve always considered Richard Lugar one of the most honorable and effective members of the Senate. But this year, the Indiana Republican is facing a stiff primary challenge from state treasurer Richard Mourdock, who claims that Lugar has strayed “too far to the left.” Tea Party activist Monica Boyer adds, “We feel like we can do better.” Lugar is not alone. Republicans Orrin Hatch of Utah and Olympia Snowe of Maine are both facing attacks from holy warriors on the right for committing the same sin as Lugar — the heresy of reason. They believe that Democrats can acSTEVE & COKIE ROBERTS tually have good ideas and that compromise is a virtue, not a vice. Infidels! Burn them at the stake! Tea Party crusaders might be the loudest proponents of jihadist politics, but they have plenty of allies. Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina has tried to incinerate a number of his fellow Republicans for “betraying” conservative values, and party stalwarts like Rush Limbaugh have said the GOP is better off with a purer (if smaller) delegation in Congress. From one viewpoint, this witchhunting thrills Democrats, because the purists could condemn the Republicans to permanent minority status. And there’s plenty of evidence that the Tea Party & Co. actually cost the GOP control of the Senate. Yes, Tea Party-backed insurgents captured seats in Florida, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. But conservative activists also helped nominate candidates who lost in Nevada, Delaware and Colorado — states that more moderate Republicans might well have captured. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is an ex-


Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) faces a challenger who claims the veterans lawmaker has moved ‘too far to the left.’

South Carolina’s Sen. Jim DeMint has tried to incinerate a number of his fellow Republicans for ‘betraying’ conservative principles.

pert on the subject, since she was defeated in the Republican primary by a Tea Party favorite but then won a write-in campaign. Speaking of DeMint, who led the drive to purge her, Murkowski told Politico: “I think some of the Republicans in the Congress feel pretty strongly that he and his actions potentially cost us the majority by encouraging candidates that ended up not being electable.” From another perspective, however, this trend is potentially devastating, not just to the Democrats’ legislative agenda but to the national interest. What makes Washington different from, say, Baghdad is the spirit of mutual trust and respect that undergirds our political institutions. The jihadist creed — one side is always right, the other always wrong — undermines that trust and makes legislative accommodation almost impossible.

The holy warriors are already making an impact. In a sop to his critics, Hatch (who once cherished his close friendship with Ted Kennedy) reversed his longstanding support for the DREAM Act, an imaginative proposal that would allow foreign-born youngsters who were brought here as infants to work their way toward citizenship. John McCain, after surviving a near-death experience in the Republican primary last year, has abandoned his support for immigration reform. To understand the threat posed by the jihadists, look at what they are throwing in Lugar’s face. As the Senate’s primary expert on arms control, Lugar strongly supported the New START treaty, an important agreement with Russia that many military leaders and former Republican officials endorsed. It was a classic case of a professional legislator working with

The jihadist creed — one side is always right, the other always wrong — undermines trust and makes legislative accommodation almost impossible.

a president from the other party to serve the national interest. Seven other Republicans followed Lugar’s lead and helped ratify the pact in December, but in announcing his campaign this week, Lugar’s challenger denounced New START and branded his opponent “Barack Obama’s favorite Republican.” Lugar’s heresies include voting for TARP, an essential effort to rescue a failing economy that drew strong Republican backing and was signed by that lily-livered moderate George W. Bush. He also had the temerity to support both of Obama’s nominees to the Supreme Court, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor. Lugar was following a long tradition of bipartisanship in judicial nominees (the Senate unanimously approved conservative icon Antonin Scalia in 1986). But to the purists, this was one more example of Lugar’s fatal flexibility. During his six terms in the Senate, Lugar’s greatest contribution was his co-sponsorship of the Nunn-Lugar legislation in 1992 that finances the dismantling of nuclear weapons in the former Soviet Union. It is one the best examples in recent years of two lawmakers from opposite parties (Sam Nunn was a conservative Democrat from Georgia) jettisoning political advantage and working together to enhance the country’s safety. And yet that is exactly the sort of bipartisan cooperation that has drawn the wrath of Lugar’s detractors. His critics say Indiana can “do better” than its senior senator, but they have it exactly wrong. Congress doesn’t need fewer Dick Lugars. It needs more of them. • • • Steve Roberts’ new book, “From Every End of This Earth” (HarperCollins), was published in paperback this fall. Steve and Cokie Roberts can be contacted by e-mail at

It is sad to constantly read in your paper about how “bad” Alcoa has been. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to get the message as to where you stand on this issue. Taking sides with those who would confiscate private property through government force is most disturbing. The clear message you present, like the e-mail by Zoe Haynes (Riverkeeper, Inc.), is that Alcoa is “evil.” And that only the government should control the mighty Yadkin. For the record, people that lust for other people’s property and seek control over property they cannot legally obtain are truly “evil”! It would be only fair if you would at least give the other side of the Alcoa story. Look at the benefits that Alcoa has produced for not only Rowan County but the entire region as well. Benefits like flood control, recreation, including boating, skiing, fishing and leisure. Think of the tax revenue of all the expensive lake homes that benefit the county government each year. Think of the benefits of fish and wildlife that would not even exist if Alcoa had never taken the initiative and created the lakes. And think of the improvement to society as a whole for the aluminum goods that we use each day. Without the widespread availability of affordable aluminum produced by companies like Alcoa, society would be very different than what we are accustomed. Alcoa, like many other large companies, may have created pollution that may still linger to this day. Alcoa certainly was not the only company to do so. It is Alcoa’s responsibility to clean up any such mess. But that is no reason for the state to steal Alcoa’s property and try to run its dams for profit. — Steve Poteat Salisbury

Pentagon races on The article “Military sponsorships questioned” is infuriating. Taxpayers, all of us, are funding NASCAR race teams through military dollars ($29 million) instead of the military! Researching, I find that not only did U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum (author of an amendment to end the Pentagon sponsorships) not vote but Representatives Coble and Watt both voted no on it. Where’s the Tea Party, Republicans, Democrats and, more importantly, the public outrage when this kind of spending comes to light? Call your congressperson. I did! — Dwayne Dvoracek Salisbury

Officials who listen It was great to see two of our elected officials on Thursday evening at City Hall at the public forum on Better Housing and Neighborhood Stabilization. Maggie Blackwell, Mayor ProTem, and Councilman Paul Woodson observed more than 100 city residents working together to address the blighted housing situation that has plagued Salisbury for years. I feel better when I can see our elected officials actively listening to the voice of people. With an election coming up in November, it’s important to remember that council members are here to serve us, rather than we, the citizens, existing to serve the council. — Mimi Howard Salisbury

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‘Genie’ out of bottle, oil worries spread that the market is “a long way” from pricing in the impact of a more serious supply EW YORK — Political disruption. unrest and rising tenHere’s a look at countries’ sions across the Midstrategic significance to the dle East and North Africa oil industry: are causing unprecedented • Libya: A member of uncertainty in oil markets. OPEC, Libya accounts for Eight countries in the about 2 percent of the world’s biggest oil-producworld’s supply. Oil shipments ing region are in some stage are already slowing, at least of upheaval. As longtime temporarily. But oil could berulers face revolts, fear of come a weapon used by Gadwhat could happen to oil hafi and his opponents. fields, refineries, pipelines • Algeria: Things have and shipping routes is what calmed down in Algeria after has driven oil prices past two pro-reform marches call$100 a barrel for only the ing for the ouster of Presisecond time in history. dent Abdelaziz Bouteflika “The genie is out of the earlier this month were supbottle,” says oil analyst Fadel pressed by massive police Gheit of Oppenheimer & Co. deployments. Algeria pro“Things are a lot worse than duces about 1.4 million barthey appear.” rels per day. The Middle East and • Egypt: A transitional North Africa supply about 29 government headed by milipercent of the world’s oil. tary leaders is now in place. Throughout the region, oil Egypt produces about production is controlled not 600,000 barrels per day, but ASSOCIATED PRESS by independent companies is not an exporter. But it conbut by governments — which trols the Suez Canal and the Libyan boys flash victory signs as they stand over a destroyed cannon tank at Libya’s Al-Katiba military base after it was is one reason why oil prices nearby Sumed Pipeline, overrun by anti-Gadhafi protesters. are so tightly linked to politi- which together move about 3 cal stability. percent of the world’s oil and In the late 1970s, supply tablished relations, BP signed a deal oil products like gasoline bedisruptions during Iran’s Isworth at least $900 million to explore tween the Mediterranean Sea lamic revolution and fears it Libya. If Gadhafi’s regime collapses, and the Red Sea. FROM 1D would spread across the rethere are fears another leader could • Bahrain: The tiny island U.N. High Commissioner for Hugion kept prices high for chooses not to honor the contracts, kingdom off the eastern man Rights Navi Pillay recalled that about two years. In the past renegotiate them or kick foreign oil coast of Saudi Arabia proU.S. leaders discouraged her from decade, the war in Iraq, atcompanies out altogether. duces no oil, but it is imporpressing Libya on its poor human tempted attacks on Saudi oil British trade with Libya is also tant strategically. It is the rights record. facilities and large protests worth around 1.5 billion pounds a base for the U.S. Navy’s Fifth “In the last few days (of the Bush in Iran have caused jitters in Fleet. The fear is that the Shiyear. British exports to the country administration) I did meet with some disco bombing in West Berlin. During last year were worth 377.1 million the oil markets and pushed ite minority in Saudi Arabia representatives of the U.S. administhat trip, an oil well run by Germany’s pounds. More than 150 British-based prices higher. would be inspired to revolt tration,” Pillay told the Associated Wintershall was inaugurated. But never before has incompanies operate in Libya, including by the Shiite movement in Press in an interview. “They said to France, too, courted Gadhafi in stability plagued so many British Airways, HSBC and Barclays Bahrain. me the human rights record of Libya 2007. The leader pitched a tent in the countries across the region at banks and clothing chain Marks & • Yemen: Protesters are is fine so you needn’t touch that.” elegant garden of the official guest the same time. “It’s not an Spencer. demanding that U.S.-backed Many in the intelligence communi- residence in Paris and stayed three isolated incident,” says Gheit. President Ali Abdullah Saleh Gordon Brown’s spokeswoman ty say they viewed Gadhafi’s supdays longer than expected. “It’s really a mess, and that’s step down. Yemen produces Nicola Burdett declined to comment posed transformation with cautious Sarkozy said of the visit, “If we why the market is reacting on the recent violence or Brown’s very little oil, but it overlooks optimism at the time. don’t welcome those who take the the way it is.” dealings with Gadhafi when in office. a narrow shipping channel “He said he wanted to fight exroad to respectability, then what do So far, the most dramatic The pair held talks on the sidelines of between the Red Sea and the tremism, which we viewed positively we say to those who take the opposite the 2009 G-8 summit in L’Aquila, upheaval has occurred in Gulf of Aden called Bab elmuch like the Americans,” said Ilan road?” countries that are not huge Italy. At the time, Brown praised the Mandeb through which 4 perMizrahi, former deputy in Israel’s But for Britain, Libya’s revolt has oil producers. And oil supLibyan leader’s decision to scrap his cent of the world’s oil volume Mossad intelligence agency. “But we been more acutely embarrassing. plies have barely been affect- flows. One worry is that ternuclear weapons program. also said to be cautious of these moGadhafi once supplied the IRA with ed. Violence in Libya has Blair’s office said the former rorists could strike ships ments of sanity.” weapons and explosives used to kill forced oil companies to idle British leader believed he was right to passing through the strait. Few European leaders have eshundreds in Northern Ireland and up to 750,000 barrels a day of restore relations with Libya. • Iran: Anti-government caped the wrath of newspaper editori- Britain, and one of his henchmen was production, or less than 1 Blair’s spokesman also refused diprotests have gripped Iran als or embarrassing photo montages accused in the killing of a British popercent of global demand, ac- recently, a revival of unrest rect comment but made reference to a with the eccentric leader. Former licewoman outside Tripoli’s embassy cording to the International statement released by his office. that began in June of 2009. British prime ministers Blair and in London in 1984 during a demonstraEnergy Agency. The rest of the world benefited Iran is the fourth biggest oil Gordon Brown, France’s Nicolas tion. The fears of most oil anahugely from “the change in Libya’s producer in the world, acSarkozy, Germany’s then-chancellor He has also been repeatedly linked position from a state that was devellysts can be broken down into counting for 4 percent of Gerhard Schroeder and Italy’s Preto the Lockerbie bombing, though the oping nuclear and chemical weapons four groups: world production. It also bormier Silvio Berlusconi are among allegations have never been proven. • Oil fields, pipelines and and sponsoring terrorism, to a state ders the narrow Strait of them. Still, when the cancer-stricken refineries come under attack Hormuz, through which 17 that in 2003 gave up WMD and is now The West’s dance with Gadhafi and Lockerbie bomber was released from co-operating in the fight against terif political battles turn viopercent of the world’s oil others has already angered some pro- prison on compassionate grounds in lent. ror,” Blair’s office said in a statement. flows. While conflict there testers, who feel big powers kept 2009, his return to Libya was broad• Oil shipments get dis“However none of that justifies the does not appear to be threattheir oppressors in power and encast on live television. Gadhafi and rupted by problems in shipviolence internally.” ening production, Iran, which riched them, while cheating ordinary his son threw him an extravagant welping lanes and ports. Some of is mostly Shiite, is thought to Watchdogs have urged European people out of the riches that foreign come home party. Family members of nations to seize Libyan assets, and this is already happening in be encouraging the Shiite mioil companies have garnered. the Lockerbie bombing victims said Libya. criticized their eagerness to court nority in Bahrain and possiFor Italy, Libya’s proximity to Ital- the display was insulting. • Unrest spreads to Saudi bly Saudi Arabia. Gadhafi. ian islands and the potential for a At the time of al-Megrahi’s release, Arabia, the world’s second “It is difficult to draw lessons in • Tunisia and Morocco: refugee influx has long encouraged critics said his freedom was awarded biggest oil producer and own- Tunisia’s government fell in the midst of historic changes, but EU Rome to foster close ties. Italy, an en- to pave the way for more British oil er of the world’s biggest regovernments have been complacent,” January. Protesters in nearergy-poor country, also has a large and trade agreements. Libya produces said Transparency International’s serves of oil. This is the by Morocco are calling for stake in the North African nation’s oil about 1.6 million barrels of crude per worst case scenario for oil deputy managing director Miklos reforms, but the government production. day and has the biggest oil reserves in Marschall. “Short term economic benmarkets, and is considered there is not under immediate For Germany, Schroeder’s 2004 Africa. It is also the largest exporter unlikely. efits have been considered and very threat. 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McCann’s world is full of emotion, hard truth “Let the Great World Spin,” by Colum McCann. Random House trade paperback. 375 pp. $15.

elicits a small gasp of recognition, each weaving of one tale into the other is like a tendril of vine inching through the fence posts. McCann doesn’t forget his people, coming back to the terrible end of Tillie who sees the grim reality of her future — no more grandbabies, no child of her own and a deadend life on the streets. The author spends a short but dreamlike time with Petit as he trains in isolation for his walk. He drops into the computer world where Joshua should have been after the war. He rides along with a boy in the subway who photographs gang graffiti; we sit in court with Claire’s husband, the judge, after the World Trade Towers walk. The ties weave closer and closer, like a basket takes shape as the maker bends and plaits the strips of bark or leaves of grass. The finished piece is like nothing you’ve ever seen but somehow so familiar and supremely human. McCann switches narrators from piece to piece, from first person to limited third, to omniscient third. It’s not jolting at all — each story has its own voice. Sometimes we see from above and sometimes from within. The paperback version of the book includes a reader’s guide with an interview with McCann and questions for discussion. I suggest you wait a few days after you read the novel to look at these. The time and distance will allow you to admire the work and draw some of your own conclusions. In all, McCann is a fine writer with a poignant gift of a novel. You’ll be glad you stayed for the whole journey.

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Carolinas Writers Conference April 2 The third annual Carolinas Writers Conference, sponsored by the Anson County Writers’ Club at the Lockhart-Taylor Center in Wadesboro, will be April 2. The free event will include storytelling sessions. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The conference’s featured presenters, novelists Omar Tyree and Robert Macomber, will address the audience at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., respectively. Tyree appeals to hip young readers and Macomber satisfies a craving for adventure. Following the presentations, attendees will be able to sit in on four of the 10 sessions offered during the day. They can discover how books are crafted, listen to authors read from their works or just sit back and enjoy accomplished storytellers. The husband and wife Tandem Tale Tellers, Wayne and Jane Sims, have been telling stories for 12 years. Their repertoire ranges from Mark Twain to notable moments and people in American history to the colorful folklore of Florida and traditional Appalachian humor. Those interested in memoir and local history can hear Jerry McGee, author of “Roberdel, A Village of Grace” and “The Sitting and Talking Place,” and Zack Clark Allen, author of “Eggtown and Other Stories.” Chapel Hill novelist Joanna Catherine Scott’s novels are based on true events: a runaway slave (“The Road from Chapel Hill” and “Child of the South”); an heiress who eloped with a French lieutenant (“Cassandra, Lost”); and a Eurasian child abandoned by his GI father (“The Lucky Gourd Shop”). Also a poet, she has won awards for her volumes of narrative and Ekphrastic poems. J.D. Rhoades, a Carthage attorney, will tell the behind-the-scenes story of how he created his fictional character, bail bondsman Jack Keller. His most recent book, “Breaking Cover,” is a stand-alone thriller. High school sophomore Dwayne Morgan decided to write his own book, “Destiny Star.” Morgan will talk about why he chose science fiction as his genre and his path to publication. Serious writers will find sessions geared to editing, research and publication led by Linda Evans, Patricia Fry, R.J. Morris, Susan Sloate and Karen MacMurray. Books will be for sale with signing opportunities throughout the day. A box lunch will be available for $10 (orders taken until March 20). The conference will conclude with a panel discussion on publishing. This project is made possible in part by a grant from the N.C. Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The event is also funded by the William A. Smith Trust, the Effie Allen Little Foundation and the Elizabeth Burns Yost Trust. For a complete list of presenters and schedule, or to reserve a box lunch, visit

Sam Ragan Day March 12 The North Carolina Poetry Society holds its annual Sam Ragan Day meeting Saturday, March 12 at the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities in Southern Pines. Registration begins at 9:15 a.m., and activities begin at 10 a.m. The program will include a play by Marsha Warren about Sam Ragan and music by Shelby and Linda Stephenson. The event should end by 3 p.m. Box lunches will be available for sale until 10:15 a.m. For more information, visit

Rowan bestsellers Literary Bookpost

1. Georgia Bottoms, by Mark Childress. 2. Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back, by Todd Burpo. 3. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford. 4. Leadership Pipeline: How to Build the Leadership Powered Company (Revised), by Ram Charan. 5. Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow, by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie. 6. Stoneman’s Raid, 1865, by Chris Hartley. 7. Scat, by Carl Hiaasen. 8. Even Me: Once Scarred and Broken, Now Worthy, by Alisha Byrd. 9. Allah: A Christian Response, by Miroslav Volf. 10. Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann.

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

“Let the Great World Spin” is a deeply affecting novel, full of emotion and insight. Some characters are so real that you expect to look up and see them in front of you as you read. The other characters are like stagehands that move in the dark, changing the scenery — they have an impact, but it’s to DEIRDRE the largPARKER SMITH support er picture. This is called author Colum McCann’s 9-11 novel, but don’t let that put you off. It isn’t about the events of 9-11. It’s about another day in New York, a very complex, but somehow simpler day. It’s the day in 1974 when Philippe Petit walks a cable strung between the World Trade Center Towers. Petit actually did that, but he isn’t the subject of the book, just the string that weaves throughout — the event that makes the day remarkable. You MUST suspend your disbelief. McCann isn’t writing about a series of improbable coincidences. He’s writing purposely about these people, who are all tied together by death, life, circumstances — the day. He writes beautifully, but with simple language. The way he uses words — the most everyday words — transcends any common-ness in the storytelling. He may be writing about prostitutes, drug addicts, the rich, the poor — he treats them all the same with his almost mesmerizing use of language. Here’s a description of one moment before Petit steps out on the cable: “It was falling, falling, falling, yes, a sweatshirt, fluttering, and then their eyes left the clothing in midair ...” What an incredible way to create tension — all the people watching the walker expect him to fall, tumbling from the towers as we saw people falling, horribly, on 9-11. And then McCann begins his stories, divided into four books, but flowing from the intimacy of one character to another. This is not a novel of place; New York does not become a character. McCann has taken his microscope down not just into the streets, but inside the homes and heads of his people. He begins with Corrigan and his brother, Ciaran, Irishmen, one of whom has emigrated to New York as part of the Order, a vague group of Catholic brothers — the ones trying to save the world of the 1970s, with its drugs, wars and itchy race relations.

Corrigan lives in a nasty flat in a burned out section of the Bronx, filled with prostitutes, pimps and drug dealers. He’s trying to “save” some of the street walkers by leaving his door open so they can use his bathroom — a luxury for these women. Knowing he’s celibate, they tease him relentlessly — it’s the only way most know how to show affection. But these are not heart-of-gold prostitutes — these women work hard for their money. Their lives are hard, short. Among them are Tillie and her young daughter Jazzlyn, who has two babies of her own. Corrigan doesn’t seem to belong anywhere, but everywhere, and his mission is ill-defined: “What Corrigan wanted was a fully believable God, one you could find in the grime of the everyday. The comfort he got from the hard, cold truth — the filth, the war, the poverty — was that life could be capable of small beauties. ... He wanted, quite simply, for the world to be a better place, and he was in the habit of hoping for it.” Corrigan is in love, though, and struggling with his vows when tragedy strikes, leaving Jazzlyn’s babies orphaned and Tillie in prison. McCann switches then to

Claire, floating precariously through life following the loss of her son the computer whiz in a café bombing in Vietnam. Claire is uptown, Park Avenue — everything Corrigan and his friends are not — and, quite naturally, another thread that runs through the book. In the group of women who share Claire’s loss, there is one black woman, Gloria, who lost three sons to the war. Gloria, once full of drive and promise, dragged down by bad marriages, picks up other threads that weave their way to the end. We meet an artist couple McCann at Catawba Thursday who were part of Author Colum McCann is this year’s speakCorrigan’s er at the Brady Author’s Symposium at Catawtragedy — but ba College. The event will be Thursday, starttheir roles are brief, except for ing with his 11 a.m. lecture at the Robertson ColLara, who brings lege-Community Center, followed by a lunchus back to Corri- eon, and then a book signing at 1:15 p.m. in the lobby of Keppel Auditorium. An exclusive writgan much later ing Q&A will follow at 2 p.m. at Hedrick Little in the novel. Theatre. Tickets are still available for the lecEach story ture ($15) and the Q&A ($15). Call 704-637-4393 compels you to for tickets. the next, each chance meeting

Plenty of books can help you live a greener life BY GRETCHEN BEILFUSS WITT Rowan Public Library

Our culture is increasingly aware of the impact our choices make on our environment. Recycling is part of our everyday life, yet when it comes to larger concerns, what can we do? I have a house built in the 1920s which I love; it has character and a coziness which makes it home. Yet it is drafty, hard to heat and it’s not getting any younger. As rooms are remodeled and appliances need to be replaced, how can I maintain my cozy cottage and have a healthier, more energy efficient home that is kinder to the environment? Barry Katz’s “Practical Green Remodeling” has some of the answers. This colorful and engaging work clearly explains what the advantages of a green home are from an economic as well as from a philosophical stand. Even small improvements can make a big difference: “If just one quarter of the single-family homes in the United States reduced their energy use by 20%, it would prevent 48 million tons of CO₂ from being released into the atmosphere each year,” Katz writes. Katz categorizes the fundamentals of green housing into

three classifications — “energy efficiency, resource conservation and healthy living environments.” He offers practical advice on finding a green contractor and what questions to ask. Excellent examples and sidebars illustrate how to build or remodel with the least impact to the environment without sacrificing aesthetics or comfort. The book explains R-values and what can be done to reduce a building’s demand for heating and cooling. Katz discusses the types of appliances, heating units, toilets, faucets and other items that use resources of all types. Energy Policy acts and EPA criteria are addressed as well as how to comply with new equipment requirements. He offers practical advice on how to save water without it costing you a cent. Did you know that cutting one minute from a daily shower can save 1,000 gallons of water per year per person? Or putting a few drops of food coloring in your toilet tank can help you determine if you have a leak? Katz also discusses types of healthy, sustainable, non-toxic materials to use in construction, interior design and decorating. House plans, air flow illustrations and other helpful diagrams are

plentiful and make this a very usable resource. “Toward a Zero Energy Home” by Johnston and Gibson, “A Healthy Home Handbook” by John Warde and “How to Plan, Contract and Build your own Home” by Scutella and Heberle are among the books related to green building, energy efficiency and healthy home environments waiting to be checked out. Computer classes: Classes are free. Sessions are approximately 90 minutes. Class size is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Dates and times at all locations are subject to change without notice. Headquarters — Monday, 7 p.m., Microsoft Word 2003 Part 2. Children’s Storytime: Now through April 29, weekly story time. For more information, call 704-216-8234. Headquarters — Toddler Time (18-35-month-olds), Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.; Baby Time (6-23month-olds), Wednesdays, 11 a.m. Preschool Time (3-5-year-olds), Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.; Noodlehead (4-8 years), Thursdays, 4 p.m. South — Noodlehead, Mondays, 4 p.m.; Baby Time, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.; Preschool Time, Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m.; Toddler Time, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.

East — Preschool Time, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.; Toddler Time, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.; Baby Time, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Book Bites Club: South only; Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m., “Big Stone Gap,” by Adriana Trigiani. Book discussion groups for adults and children are at South Rowan Regional Library and meet the last Tuesday of each month. The group is open to the public. There is a discussion of the book and light refreshments at each meeting. For more information please call 704-216-8229. Music Makers at RPL: Headquarters, Feb. 24, 7 p.m. — Matthew Weaver and Paul Hill perform together in Stanback Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments and CD signing will follow the concert. Displays: Headquarters — watercolors by Carolina Marshall; log cabins by North Hills Christian School; South — Rowan Doll Club by Jim Beaudion; East — Rubber stamping by Glenda Trexler. Literacy: Call the Rowan County Literacy Council at 704-2168266 for more information on teaching or receiving literacy tutoring for English speakers or for those for whom English is a second language.

Nonfiction 1. Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand. 2. Cleopatra, by Stacy Schiff. 3. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, by Amy Chua. 4. Life, by Keith Richards. 5. Autobiography of Mark Twain, by Mark Twain. 6. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot. 7. The Hidden Reality, by Brian Greene. 8. Known and Unknown, by Donald Rumsfeld. 9. A Widow's Story: A Memoir, by Joyce Carol Oates. 10. The 4-Hour Body, by Timothy Ferriss.

Salisbury resident to sign her books at Literary Bookpost March 5 Local resident Ruth Temple Taul will sign copies of her books at Literary Bookpost on Saturday, March 5, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Taul did not begin writing until late in life, after

retirement at age 78, and now has two books to her credit with more in various stages of preparation. At Literary Bookpost she will be signing copies of her first two

books, “Sandy Creek Junction” and “Sandy Creek Junction II.” Both historical novels set in Colorado, they are suitable for both the adult and young adult audiences.

Literary Bookpost is located at 110 S. Main St., downtown Salisbury. For additional information about this event, call 704-630-9788 or visit www.literarybookpost. com.

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ROWAN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE P.O. Box 559, Salisbury, NC 28145 • 704-633-4221


Business Show 2011

Business After Hours Chamber Members Networking Event during Business Show 2011

Thursday, May 5 • Noon-6pm

Presenting Sponsor:

Major Sponsors:

Business Show 2011 includes

(Public welcome Noon-5pm, Chamber Members Noon-6pm)

Thursday, May 5 • 5-6pm

The Event Center, 315 Webb Rd., Salisbury

Sponsored by:

(Exit 70 off I-85, ONLY 6 miles from downtown Salisbury & 3 miles from China Grove)

Have lunch and tour the show (Lunch available for purchase)

Why should you showcase your business at Business Show 2011? These happy exhibitors will tell you why!


Karen Setliff-Catawba College I thought the show was excellent this year, the venue was great with all of the staff being very helpful and accommodating of our needs.The quality of the traffic was good.The food provided by The Palms, Capriano’s & Romanos Restaurants was delicious. Millie Cress-First Bank Business Show 2010 had great traffic flow and folks interested in our products and services.The Business After Hours food was exceptional.The Business After Hours networking allowed us to talk to everyone and we actually made a good business contact! We will exhibit next year and feel The Event Center is exceptional. Eddy Snow-AXA Advisors & Snow Benefits Group Thanks for making this a quality event as Business Show 2010 was the best show we have attended. Jeanine Deutsch- Forms and Supply Inc. Our Sales Reps have taken all of the business cards collected and are prospecting from those now. We are hoping to get a nice response from those and will track the results. Mary Ann Johnson- Lutheran Services for the Aging, Inc. – Business After hours was great as it always is. Debra Simmons- Gentiva Gentiva enjoyed meeting Chamber members, families and the community. The Event Center was an excellent place to have it in Rowan County. We are so glad we were there as an exhibitor!


Please go to to register for a booth and for more information

Business Show Exhibitors: AXA/ Snow Benefits Group Bayada Nurses Catawba College Community Bank of Rowan Document Imaging Solutions Fibrant First Bank

Food Lion Gentiva Health Services Home Instead Senior Care Hospice & Palliative CareCenter Liberty Commons Nazareth Children's Home Oak Park Retirement Community

Rowan Regional Medical Center Salisbury Post Statesville Roofing & Building Restoration The Event Center The Palms, Capriano's & Romanos Windstream

WOMEN IN BUSINESS are busy! “Networking at The Gateway!” Women In Business (WIB) events are open to women Chamber Members and potential members (one event only.) Participants enjoy quality networking for the busy woman and have the chance to meet other businesswomen from Rowan County & surrounding areas. Come hear quick, quality and upbeat presentations, enjoy the appetizers and beverages and enter to win great door prizes~ The next event is March 3, 56:30 p.m. at the Gateway Building (204 East Innes, 2nd floor.) RSVP's are required by calling 704-633-4221 or email

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Peanut Doodles opens in Downtown Salisbury! (Left to right) Salisbury City Council Member Paul Woodson, Rowan County Commissioner Carl Ford, Peanut Doodles Owner Hugh Campbell, Owner Linda Campbell, Owner Lisa Campbell, Owner Perry Lee Taylor III and Rowan County Chamber of Commerce Chair Tom Loeblein cut the ribbon at 107 E. Innes St., Salisbury. Peanut Doodles is an outlet for creative energy with card making & scrapbooking supplies (rubber stamps, accessories, papers, albums, punches), cross stitch floss, "Liquid Pearls" paints and art supplies.They also have card making and scrapbooking classes.

Discover what makes Chamber Members successful!

Invest In Your Employees! The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting Leadership Rowan applications online at next class will be our 20th. Each month (September- May) on the third Thursday, the class meets for hands-on, interactive leadership and team-building skills. Sessions include current issue updates, attraction visits and tours of local businesses and industries.

Chamber Members save money on marketing. When you become a Rowan County Chamber of Commerce member, you will be listed in the Business Directory at! You will have your own webpage and can use the "Hot Deals" coupon feature. Chamber Members understand that web presence is extremely important to their business. The web is a great equalizer and allows you to communicate with partners, customers, employers and suppliers. Chamber Members understand that the web is effective! • A person who logs onto your webpage does not know whether you have 1 or 100 employees! • The Internet is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to anyone, anywhere! • Businesses with a webpage with basic information will grow 46% more than a business that does not have a webpage.. • In today's economy, customers are researching 60% more by typing in business names in their web browser. Chamber Members believe that a web presence helps consumers find them! Your webpage lists these features: business hours, map, email & website, hotlinks for direct communication, Hot Deals coupons and details of products and services. Chamber Members' Hot Deals coupons were downloaded over 7300 times in 2010! Hot Deals coupons are free and anyone can click on the button to print, email or "forward to a friend" to save! For example, you will see such savings as: 1020% off, $10-$75 off products & services, receive free estimates, $5 lunch specials, 2 for Tuesday, 45 cent wings and so much more..... Join now and have your own online presence at

Why should you sponsor one of your talented associates for this program? Over 300 Graduates have made great contacts and built lasting friendships.They now feel like a part of their community and have found a place to volunteer their time in order to enhance the Rowan County quality of life.Their ability to network more effectively will benefit your business. Is Leadership Rowan a successful program? With a history of 96% graduation, Leadership Rowan is a great investment you can make for your associate and your business! Here are testimonials from some of the graduates: Toi N. Degree, North Carolina Cooperative Extension "As a graduate of Leadership Rowan class of 2007-08, I have gone on to serve in several leadership roles and feel very confident in doing so. I recommend this program to everyone!" Crystal Hodges, Community Bank of Rowan "I gained an in-depth sense of community awareness and valuable leadership guidance" Donna Barnes, Citizens South Bank "I have lived here eight years. Leadership Rowan has been a memorable experience because I now feel much more connected with this community. I recommend LR for anyone who wishes to learn about Rowan County and find their way into shaping its future.” Leadership Rowan applications are being taken now online at



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SUNDAY February 27, 2011



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Professional photographer Sean Meyers has been conducting photography classes at Abundant Living Adult Day Services. Meyers discusses the photographs that his students took during a recent ‘photo safari.’

Abundant Living Adult Day Services kicks off pilot program with photography class BY KATIE SCARVEY

hy do we like it so much?” It was a question about a photograph posed by Sean Meyers. “It’s ours,” said Don Bills, one of the participants in a photography course Meyers was teaching at Abundant Living Adult Day Services. It’s ours.


That’s a simple but profound statement about human nature, and a reminder that pride in creativity — in capturing beautiful or poignant or unique images — doesn’t end as people find themselves facing challenges with memory or processing. It is also a powerful justification for a new series at the center, “Art for the Soul.” The series, which kicked off with the photography class, is made possible with grants from the Margaret C. Woodson Foundation, the Blanche and Julian Robertson Family Foundation and the Society for the Arts in Healthcare. Abundant Living Adult Day Services, a ministry of Lutheran Services for the Aging and a United Way Agency, serves frail, elderly and disabled adults and provides their family caregivers a break from the demands of caregiving. The photography classes started Jan. 26 at the center and met weekly for a month. The classes were taught in a “failure-free” environment, with the focus on process rather than product. But participants and organizers were nonetheless thrilled with the photos that came out of the sessions. On the last day of class, Meyers, volunteer assistant Mark Perry and their group of students were watching a slide show of photos class members had taken. It was a time of celebration and praise. Sean complimented Don Bills for a photo he took of Joe Davis. “That’s an awesome job,” Meyers said to Don about a close-up he had taken of another participant. “It really shows Joe’s personality.” Of another, “You can see her soul in her eyes.” Meyers is familiar with the clients of Abundant Living. He’s participated in the Faces of Abundant Living art project numerous times, taking portrait photographs that have appeared in an annual exhibit. As Margaret Sherrill’s photographs received compliments from the group, she acknowledged them happily. “I did pretty good didn’t I?” she asked.

Margaret Sherrill, Margaret Wright and Joe Davis listen to instructions during a class. At left is the center’s executive director, Barbara Garwood.


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Soul Eldora Johnsen shot this portrait of Bob Evans during Meyers’ photography class at Abundant Living.

After Meyers clicked through a number of portraits, everyone laughed to see a photo of a toilet flash up on the screen, in all its porcelain glory. Meyers didn’t miss a beat. “It’s clean and it’s artistic,” he said. Plus, “It’s a good laugher.” “This is one of my favorites,” Meyers said of a portrait of a smiling Eldora Johnsen taken by Margaret White, or Little Margaret, as Meyers dubbed her. Upon seeing a close-up of herself smiling, Margaret Sherrill — Big Margaret — said, “That’s me. I like it. I’d like to have a picture like that.” Meyers had some fun when a photograph of himself came up on the screen. “That’s some very fine-looking man,” he said. After the slide show was over, it was time to wrap up the class.

“I’m very proud of you guys,” Sean said. “You listened, you learned. “I think everybody had something that was awesome. I had a great time teaching you guys.” Meyers will make prints from some of the work for an exhibit to be displayed at the center. Participants expressed their gratefulness. “I’ve enjoyed it,” said Joe. “I liked it myself,” said Don Bills. Abundant Living executive director Barbara Garwood was happy with how the classes worked out. “The first class I had to leave the room, I was so choked up,” Garwood said.


nd now, a few words about…well, a few words. Slogans. We are fast approaching the launching of various 2012 Presidential campaigns, and if we’ve learned anything from the past, we’ve learned that the campaign sloKENT gan is the first BERNHARDT item on the agenda. For here in America, it’s customary to know how the product will be sold before we even know what the product is. It’s just the way we do business. The slogan is what sells the candidate to the voters. After all, it sold us everything from burgers to televisions for years. Take “Have It Your Way,” for example. Some years ago, Burger King decided that what we didn’t like about fast food burger outlets was the look we got from the guy behind the counter when we simply asked him to hold the pickles. They changed one company policy, created a slogan to describe it, and bingo-bango…we started flocking into Burger King to get our food “our way.” I did, however, find there were limits to having it my way when I once asked them to give me McDonald’s fries with my order. Slogans are nothing new. They date back to the beginning of time. Some lesser known biblical scholars report that after creating Adam, the Lord made Eve and released her with the slogan “The New 0000 Human. Sleeker, Milder, Softer.” But as men soon found out, slogans are seldom totally accurate, and the release of the female was the end of “Have it Your Way.” Presidential slogans are also nothing new. The earliest one dates back to 1840 when William Henry Harrison gave us “Tippecanoe and Tyler too,” referring to himself as the hero of the Battle of Tippecanoe and his running mate John Tyler. While most voters probably read it and went “HUH?” Harrison successfully demonstrated that effective slogans could, and sometimes should, rhyme. Unfortunately, many probably flocked to the polls to vote for John Tyler out of confusion. In 1844, Henry Clay wound up on the losing end with the campaign slogan “Who Is James K. Polk?” violating the time-honored rule about putting your opponent’s name in YOUR slogan. America answered with “uh….the next President, actually.” Would you believe Abraham Lincoln’s 1860 campaign slogan was “Vote Yourself a Farm”? Yes, and he followed with this successful little ditty for his re-election bid in 1864, “Don’t Swap Horses in the Middle of a Stream.” The 1884 election turned particularly nasty when James Blaine rolled out his slogan, “Ma, Ma, Where’s My Pa? Gone to the White House, Ha, Ha, Ha,” referring to an out-ofwedlock child Grover Cleveland had allegedly fathered. Cleveland fired back with his own slogan, “Blaine, Blaine, James G. Blaine. The Continental Liar from the State of Maine”, and won the race. Modern slogans are brief and to the point. After all, we have shorter attention spans, and they must be clearly visible on campaign signs, billboards, and most importantly, television screens. In 1976, Jimmy Carter gave us “Not Just Peanuts.” I’m amazed he won with that one. Ronald Reagan proclaimed in 1984 “It’s Morning Again in America.” We were probably in need of a good shot of cof-

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CLASS FRoM 1e “It’s really such a great thing to see how presenting these folks with a way to be creative engages them and takes them to a place they didn’t know they could go.” Meyers, a professional photographer since 1990, says he was surprised by how attentive the class was and how much people were willing to put into the class. “They were all very eager to learn and did such a good job working with the digital cameras we used, even though they had never used this type of camera before. “It amazes me that even seniors with varying forms of dementia will still have a desire to be creative and expressive,” he added. Research indicates that for many older adults, “creative experiences provide a



sense of empowerment and mastery when they feel controlled or abandoned by a younger world,” Garwood notes. “The opportunity to create provides comfort, satisfaction and an overall sense of well-being,” she says. And for those with dementia, “creative experiences also offer an escape from the pressure of remembering.” Garwood also points to research by Dr. Gene Cohen, a Harvard-educated geriatric psychiatrist whose research suggests that older adults who express themselves creatively are healthier, have fewer falls and suffer from less depression and loneliness. Garwood isn’t sure yet what the next session will focus on but says that a call for artists will be issued soon to determine the next class offering. If you’d like more information, call Garwood at 704-637-3940. Jon c. Lakey/sALisBuRY post

professional photographer sean Meyers, right, conducts a photography class at Abundant Living Adult day services. Hazel Craddock, left, speaks with Meyers after a recent class.

t Bob evans watches a slideshow of photos taken by the class. p this photograph of a Christmas cactus in a window was taken by Margaret sherrill. u Volunteer Mark perry shows a camera to don Bills during one of the classes at Abundant Living.

More than 200 guests attended the Lancaster Graves, Hairston Funeral opening of Rowan Museum’s annual Home, Noble Kelsey Funeral Home, Black History exhibit, “With These McLaughlin’s Grocery, Corine and Hands,” on Sunday, Feb. 13. The exhib- James Parks, Jr., Natural Hair Salon and it features handcrafted arts and crafts A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’, Smell Facfrom local black citizens, past and pres- tory and an anonymous gift in memory ent.

of the late Abna Aggrey Lancaster.

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of Trustees of the Rowan Museum, 27. The Rowan Museum is located at 202 greeted guests as they entered the Mu- North Main St. and is open Monday seum. Guests were treated to a recep- through Friday, 9 am – 4 pm, and Saturtion in the Messinger Room of the mu- day and Sunday, 1 – 4 pm. seum. Sponsors of the exhibit are Rae-

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BLUFFTON, S.C. — Katherine Randolph Annas and Glenn Elwood Ketner, III, “Bo,” were united in marriage Feb. 26, 2011, at 5 p.m. in the afternoon at The Chapel, The Inn at Palmetto Bluff. Dr. John M. Miller officiated. Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at The River House, Palmetto Bluff. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Miles Annas of Charlotte, N.C. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. E. Miles Annas of Charlotte and the late Dr. and Mrs. Frank M. Warder of Anderson, S.C. After graduating from Myers Park High School, Katherine received a B.A. in French and Government from Wofford College and a J.D. from the University of North CarolinaChapel Hill School of Law. She is Associate General Counsel for Carolinas HealthCare System. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Elwood Ketner, Jr. of Salisbury, N.C. He is the grandson of Mrs. Glenn Elwood Ketner and the late Mr. Ketner of Salisbury and the late Lt. Col. and Mrs. John A. Hibbert of Tampa, Fla. Bo graduated from Woodberry Forest School and received a B.A. in English from Duke University. He obtained an M.A. degree in Social Anthropology from the University of London and received J.D. and LL.M. degrees from Duke University School of Law. Bo practices law with K&L Gates LLP in Charlotte. The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents. She wore an ivory strapless Alencon lace gown with a tripletier silk organza sweetheart neckline. The hemline was accentuated with a lace scallop detail and a champagne silk sash accompanied the gown. The bride wore an heirloom cathedral length veil. The bride’s sister, Gardner Annas Gibson of Raleigh, N.C., served as matron of honor. The best men were the groom’s father, Glenn Elwood Ketner, Jr. of Salisbury, and the groom’s brother, John Christian Ketner of Charlotte. The groom’s nephew, Master John Christian Ketner, Jr., served as ring bearer. Serving as ushers were David Alexander

Garrigues 30th Anniversary

Gavin Bennett

Dr. Bradford C. Garrigues and Debbie Hartley Garrigues celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary April 4, 2010. Debbie is a graduate of Florida Bible College and worked at several local banks. Brad is a graduate of Cornell University, Dallas Theological Seminary and earned his doctor of ministries at Bethany Theological Seminary in Dothan, Ala. A pastor of 20 years at Badin Shores Chapel in New London, he also manages Taco Bell in Statesville. Brad and Debbie both taught at Texas Bible Institute in San Antonio, Texas. Together they have raised three children: Bradford Jr. of Salisbury; USMC Sgt. Jonathan Edwards Garrigues of Quantico, Va.; and Deborah Ann Garrigues, a hippie in Asheville. They have four grandchildren with a fifth on the way.

Congratulations are in order for PVT Bennett, Gavin James, 18, on his graduation Jan. 28, 2011, from the United States Army OSUT Infantry Training (Foxtrot 2/19, 1st Platoon), Fort Benning, Ga. Bennett will now serve for the N.C. Army National Guard Reserves stationed out of Whiteville, N.C.

Hartley 60th Anniversary

Lamond of San Francisco, Calif.; Gregory Arthur Martinez of Riverside, Conn.; George Pendle of New York, N.Y.; and Dev Francis Pinto of London, England. Carson Sowell Twombley of Beaufort, S.C. and James Ramage Wyche of Charlotte read passages from scripture. Townsend Bourgeois Kinsler of Pittsford, N.Y., and Macaulay White Smith of Sumter, S.C., served as program attendants. On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Moreland Landing, Palmetto Bluff, in honor of the couple. The groom’s grandmother, Mrs. Glenn E. Ketner, also honored the couple with a Sunday farewell breakfast at The River House. Following a honeymoon in the Caribbean, the R128901 couple will reside in Charlotte.

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Report all your exciting news to the community on the Salisbury Post’s Celebrations page, which runs in our Sunday paper. These announcements include engagements, weddings, anniversaries, births, multiple generations, retirements, adoptions, congratulations, graduations, special birthday celebrations and pageant winners. Call Syliva at 704-797-7682 or visit and click on Celebrations for online forms.

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Robert E. and Ann Fisher Hartley celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Dec. 13, 2010. Robert served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War in the 11th Airborne Division. He retired as a foreman at southern Railway after 43 years. Ann Hartley is a local artist, poet and homemaker and worked as a bookkeeper at K.W. Arthur and Son for 6-1/2 years. Together they raised four children: Deborah Ann Hartley Garrigues, Carol Lynn Hartley Featherstone, John Richard Hartley and Anita Diann Hartley. They also have seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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John Richard and Michella Thomas Hartley celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary July 20, 2010. John is a local artist and drummer and works at Freightliner. Michella worked at Pudgies Pizza and Bogarts and has also been a homemaker for several years. The couple both attended North Rowan High School, where they were high school sweethearts. Together they have raised two children: Jessica Rochelle Hartley Makroum and John Robert E. Hartley. They R128905 have one grandson, Pharris.


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WOODLEAF — Sandra Kay Costantino and John Wade Goodson were united in marriage Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at Historic St. George Episcopal Church. The 11:30 a.m. ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Wade Powell, who was assisted by Nathan Kirkman. A reception followed at Enon Baptist Church. The bride was escorted by her brother, James R. Costantino, and attended by Paula Poisson as maid of honor and Kristen Smith as matron of honor. Both are of Salisbury. Serving as the groom’s best men were John Powell of Mocksville and Richard Gaither of Woodleaf. The bride is the daughter of the late Bill and June Costantino of Salisbury. A 1983 graduate of North Rowan High School, Sandra received a degree in business administration from Catawba College in 1987. The groom is the son of the late Boyce and Norma Goodson of Woodleaf. He is a 1982 graduate of West Rowan High School. With plans to honeymoon this July in Sparta, the couple will make their home in Woodleaf. R128904

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Jerry and Denise Hayes of Rockwell are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittney Renee Hayes, to Paul Michael Kluttz of Kannapolis. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Shirley Harwood of Kannapolis, the late John Walker and the late Jerry and Shirley Hayes. Brittney graduated from South Rowan High School in 2001 and attended Campbell University. She is employed by Cabarrus Eye Center. The future groom is the son of Randy and Becky Kluttz of Salisbury and the grandson of Grace and the late Homer Kluttz of Salisbury and the late Rowland and Cazzie Mills. A 2002 graduate of Salisbury High School, Paul is employed by Concord Police Department. The couple will marry April 30 at Genesis Baptist R128902 Jenna Rae Marerra and Adam Christopher Mills, both of West Church in China Grove. Palm Beach, Fla., are pleased to announce their engagement. Jenna is the daughter of Christopher and Diane Marerra of “We Want To Be Your Flower Shop” Stuart, Fla., and the granddaughter of Bill and Frances Chamberlain and Carl and Julia Aloi, all of Stuart, Fla. A 2001 graduate of Lake Worth High School, she graduated summa cum laude from Florida Atlantic University in 2009. Jenna is an operations analyst for Automotive Management Services Inc. in West Palm Beach. Adam is the son of Sabra Mills of Salisbury and Warren Mills of Call (704) 633-5310 • Salisbury Savannah, Ga., and the grandson of Haywood and Mary Cope of • Say It With Fresh or Silk Flowers Salisbury. A 1997 graduate of Salisbury High School, he graduated from the University of Georgia in 2003. Adam is a landscape • Wilton Cake & Candy Supplies architect at Morgan Wheelock Inc. in West Palm Beach. • Balloons The couple will marry Sept. 16 at Comune di Cortona in 221 South Main St. • Many Gift Items Cortona, Italy. R128900

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Anne Hathaway trains for catwoman, preps for Oscar

BIRTHS Aubree Cress A daughter, Aubree Elizabeth, was born to Kendall Eddleman and Ryan Cress of China Grove on Jan. 19, 2011, at Carolinas Medical Center NorthEast. She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces. Grandparents are Larry and Bonnie Eddleman of Salisbury and Tim and Paula Cress of Statesville. Great-grandparents are Paul and Edith Wade of Fayetteville and Sue Cress of Salisbury.



Yawn Patrol meets Yawn Patrol Zone Toastmasters met on Feb. 1 at United Cabarrus Insurance. Tim Pryor was Toastmaster and his theme was Home “Club” Improvement. Mike Craig was voted Best Evaluator and June Pryor was voted Best Table Topics. Ann Carroll was voted Best Speaker. Yawn Patrol Zone Toastmasters is part of Toastmasters International and promotes communication and leadership skills through club meetings on the first and third Tuesday evenings, 7-8:30 p.m. at United Cabarrus Insurance, 832 Arbor St. NE in Concord. If you have questions contact Ken Miller at 704-7865244.

Beta Sigma Phi The Beta Sigma Phi Chapters of Salisbury Rowan met Saturday, Feb. 12 at the First Reformed Church in Landis to honor each chapter’s Valentine Queen. Chapters represented were Iota Psi, Lambda Master, Xi Delta Chi and Xi Alpha Delta. The brunch was attended




by sorority members, honorary members and legacies. Each chapter’s queen was crowned by the outgoing queen of 2009-2010. Iota Phi’s queen for the 2010-2011 year is Mrs. Geri Butler, fondly referred to as “Grandma” by her chapter sisters. Mrs. Butler was crowned by last year’s queen, Miss Chantal Lohr, at the meeting in September and was presented to the other chapters at the Valentine Buffet in February. Butler is the oldest member in any of the Beta Sigma Phi chapters in Salisbury at 94 years old. She started out as an honorary member of the Iota Psi and was pledged in September of 2008 by her granddaughter, D. Anne Simerson. Lohr is the youngest pledge in Beta Sigma Phi in Salisbury. Both Butler and Lohr hold a Ritual of Jewels degree. Butler has served her chapter as Sunshine Committee chair and corresponding secretary, and has received Program of the Year. She has five grandchildren, twelve greatgrandchildren and one stepgreat-grandchild.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — These days, Anne Hathaway is a busy woman. Or make that a busy catwoman. The 28-year-old actress is training for the physical demands of her lead role as catwoman (and its sleek, physique-revealing catsuit) in “The Dark Knight Rises” as she flexes her comedy muscles alongside James Franco as co-hosts of Sunday’s Academy Awards.

“There’s a lot going on, but it’s all really super-duper positive,” Hathaway said between fittings Wednesday. “I feel like I have a big fight coming up and everyone’s giving me the thumbs-up and the ‘you’ll-rock-it’ fist pump. I have unbelievable support.” The Oscar team is helping Hathaway and Franco find their funniest material, she said, and the producers “are making it as easy as possible on

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Rufty-Holmes Senior Center is a non-profit organization that provides a focal point for aging resources as well as opportunities to extend independent living and enrich the quality of life for Rowan County older adults. The Center is supported by the N.C. Division of Aging; City of Salisbury; County of Rowan; United Way; Towns of China Grove, Landis, Rockwell & Spencer; local foundations; business partners; program fees; and private contributions.

SPECIAL EVENTS IN MARCH AARP TAX AIDE PROGRAM: Each Tuesday in March & early April, at the Senior Center with a previous appointment. Free one-to-one assistance to moderate or low income persons (with priority for seniors aged 60+) in completing simple federal and state income tax returns. Sponsored by AARP with trained volunteers. Morning and afternoon appointments available each month. Call 704-216-7714 to schedule an appointment. At the time of appointment, persons should bring with them a copy of their 2009 completed returns, any statements of earnings or income received for 2010, their Social Security card, and a photo identification. Call for more information. COPING WITH GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: Tuesdays at 3:00pm beginning March 1. Provided by professional staff associated with Rowan Regional Medical Center Hospice. Pre-registration is not necessary. No cost to participate. LINE DANCING CLASSES: Absolute Beginners: Taught by Cheryl Kluttz. Tuesdays at 3:30pm March 1- 22. Call the Center to register before March 1. $4 per week or $12 for month. Hi-Beginners: Taught by Cheryl Kluttz. Thursdays at 4:30pm March 3 -24. Call the Center at 704-216-7714 to register before March 3. $4 per week or $12 for month. Intermediate: Taught by Cheryl Kluttz. Thursdays at 5:30pm March 3 - 24. Call the Center at 704-216-7714 to register before March 3. $4 per week or $12 for month.

Mommies Network group A chapter of The Mommies Network, a 501c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping moms find support and friendship in their local community, can now be found locally. This is a free resource that consists of more than 400 moms in Rowan, Cabarrus and Stanly Counties — all types of moms including those who work full-time. Online activities include message boards to facilitate connecting with other area moms for support, advice and

local information; support groups for connecting with other career moms, AP moms and moms from diverse backgrounds, races and cultures; a recipe database and a chat and photo gallery; local community groups for meeting nearby moms. In addition, a variety of events include a mom’s night out, family outings, playdates, park days and local community service opportunities. More information is available at


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Bush’s “Yes America Can” from 2004, simply adding a personal touch. President Obama actually unfurled four different slogans during that campaign, including the most remembered “Change We Can Believe In.” So get ready America! We will soon be bombarded with the latest requests for your vote, packaged neatly in brand new campaign slogans. Or perhaps, we should create our own slogan for all candidates: “America…we deserve a break today.” Kent Bernhardt lives in Salisbury.

me.” “It’s all been kind of wonderful and jovial,” she said. “It turns out it takes a village to host the Oscars.” Hathaway’s biggest challenge this week? Navigating Los Angeles’ famous freeways and making it to all her appointments on time. But the New York City resident has that one covered: “Luckily my assistant is a really good driver.”

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS: Wednesday, March 2 from 9:30-10:30am. Free blood pressure readings and consultation for interested older adults. Provided by retired Geriatric & Adult Nurse Practitioner Gail Kimball. HANDMADE CARD WORKSHOP: Wednesday, March 2 at 1:00pm. Complete six handmade cards in one two-hour workshop session. All supplies will be provided. Cost is $12 per person payable upon arrival. Instructor is Daphne Houghton. Advance registration is required by calling the Center at 704-216-7714. “WHAT WE COULD LOSE – THE REAUTHORIZATION OF THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT”: Friday, March 11 at 10:00am. Co-sponsored by Salisbury-Rowan AARP, the Rowan County Council on Aging, and Rufty-Holmes Senior Center. A workshop designed to educate local citizens about the federal funding for aging services coming to Rowan County; and the renewal of this funding legislation (in some form) that will take place this spring in Congress. Attendees will be empowered to serve as advocates for continued adequate funding for local services in the areas of transportation, congregate nutrition, senior center operations, information & assistance, in-home aid, and adult day care. Preregistration is requested in order to prepare for an adequate number of handouts. Contact the Front Desk at 704.216.7714 for more information. NEW COMPUTER CLASSES: New four-week sessions begin the week of March 14 Using Windows 7 to Control Your Computer: Wednesdays 9:30am – 11:30am March 16-April 6 Introduction to Computers: Wednesdays 1-3pm March 16 – April 6 Word Processing with Microsoft Word & WordPad: Thursdays 9:30am – 11:30am March 17- April 7 Working with Pictures: Thursdays 1-3pm March 17-April 7 To request class placement, email or contact the Front Desk. $28 registration fee due before the first class. REGISTRATION FOR SPRING STAINED GLASS CLASSES: Begins March 14 for new eightweek classes meeting March 21- May 9. For beginning, intermediate or advanced students. Two sections (Mondays 2-5pm or Mondays 5:45pm - 8:45pm) to choose from. Instructor is Mike Zeigler. $55.00 class fee payable to instructor plus materials. Register at the Front Desk or by calling 704-216-7714. POTPOURRI BUS TRIP: Wednesday, March 23. Motorcoach transportation leaves the Senior Center parking lot at 8:00am enroute to Hickory where we’ll stop first at Hamricks to do some shopping. From there we’ll enjoy a dutch-treat lunch at J & S Cafeteria, and then tour the Lucas House in Hiddenite, a turn-of-the-century Victorian home with lots to see. Afterward, we’ll head over to Mooresville to visit the newly opened Kyle Busch NASCAR Sports Museum. Our last stop before returning home will be at the McLaughlin’s Country Market. We should be back at the Center between 6-6:30pm. Cost is $24 per person which includes transportation, admission fees, and tips.

enhance your physical health through strength training. The class is geared toward the senior softball player and others who wish to maintain functional fitness through strength training. Functional fitness and core strength will be addressed. The class will meet Tuesdays from 2:00-2:55 pm starting Tuesday, March 1. Program Fee: $10 for six week program. Water Sports Water volleyball will be the first in a series of water sports offered at the Center in our Aquatic Exercise Facility beginning April 4. “Water Sports” is a fun, invigorating way to stay fit, and is easier on the joints. Enroll to participate Mondays & Wednesdays from 33:45pm. Program fee is $20 a month. For more information, call the Center at 704-216-7714. CHAIR MASSAGES: Twenty-minute sessions are available at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center by appointment with Travis Alligood, LMBT. Cost is $12 per session. To schedule an appointment call 980-234-3016. CLUB MEETINGS THIS MONTH: TOPS Chapter - Each Monday at 9:00am Salisbury Singing Seniors - Each Monday at 3:00pm Men’s Breakfast Club - Each Tuesday at 8:30am Rufty Holmes Lady Liners - Each Tuesday at 10:00am Creative Needles Group - Each Wednesday at 9:30am R-H Computer Club - Each Thursday at 10:00am Woodcarvers Group - Each Thursday at 1:30pm Evergreen Bridge Club - Each Friday at 1:00pm except March 25 Busy Bees Craft Club – Thursday, March 4 at 9:30am Seniors Morning Out - Thursday, March 4 at 10:00am AARP Chapter - Thursday, March 4 at noon Golf Association of Rowan Seniors - Monday, March 7 at 8:30am Ambassadors Club - Monday, March 7 at noon Salisbury-Rowan Retired School Personnel – Wednesday, March 9 at 10:30am Better Breathing Club - Wednesday, March 9 at 1:00pm Seniors Without Partners - Thursday, March 10 at 9:00am Art Gang - Thursday, March 10 at 10:00am Starry Night Quilters - Thursday, March 10 at 6:30pm Military Officers Association - Monday, March 14 at noon Rufty-Holmes Garden Club – Monday, March 14 at 2:00pm Rowan Amateur Radio Society - Monday, March 14 at 7:00pm Salisbury-Rowan Quilters Guild - Thursday, March 17 at 10:00am Duke Energy Retirees - Friday, March 18 at 11:00am Southside Extension Homemakers - Monday, March 21 at 10:00am NARFE - Monday, March 21 at 1:00pm DAV Chapter 96 Meeting – Monday, March 21 at 6:30pm Rowan County Council on Aging - Thursday, March 24 at 1:00pm Walk-abouts: Remember to turn in your walking logs the first of each month at the Front Desk. New walkers welcome. Inquire at the Front Desk. Senior Pen Pals: Remember that letters from students can be picked up beginning on the 3rd. Outgoing letters are due by the 15th. Enjoy BINGO every Tuesday from 1-3pm for $1.25, sponsored by Beltone Hearing Aid of Salisbury & China Grove. Enjoy CARD & GAME DAY Thursdays from 1-4pm. Free with refreshments. Shuffleboard Practice Days: Wednesdays, March 16, 23 & 30 from 1-4pm. Get ready for the April Senior Games! VETERAN SERVICES: The Rowan County Veterans Service Office is located at RuftyHolmes Senior Center as part of the Senior Services Department. Service Officer Elaine Howle is available to meet with Rowan County veterans to assist them in applying and receiving all VA benefits to which they are legally entitled. For an appointment, call 704216-8138. ASSISTANCE WITH HEARING NEEDS: For individuals who are hard of hearing and need assistance with hearing devices or telephone communication. Sponsored by the NC Division of Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing. Schedule an appointment at RuftyHolmes by calling 1-800-835-5302.

Interested older adults need to pre-pay at the Senior Center in order to reserve a seat on the bus. Reservations are first-come, first-served, and you can pick your seat assignment at the time of purchase. You must be a member of the Center to purchase a ticket. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 2 at 2:00pm.

OUTREACH PROGRAMS FOR OLDER ADULTS: Rufty-Holmes Senior Center offers a series of programs and activities at various locations throughout Rowan County as part of its outreach program. For more information, contact Thomasina Paige, Outreach Coordinator, at 704-216-7720.

ANNUAL DOGWOOD SECTIONAL BRIDGE TOURNAMENT: March 25 - 27. Rufty-Holmes will host this annual regional event beginning Friday, March 25 at 1:00pm. For more information, contact the Front Desk.

BROADCAST BINGO: Available through the Center’s Outreach Program for Rowan County older adults age 60 and older. Win prizes by listening daily to Memories 1280 Radio. Contact Thomasina Paige at 704-216-7720 to enroll and for more information. Free.

REGISTRATION FOR SPRING WATERCOLOR PAINTING CLASSES: March 28 – April 1 for eight week class meeting Mondays 9:30am – 12:30pm April 11 – June 6 (with Memorial Day off). For beginning, intermediate and advanced students. $36.00 class fee payable to RCCC due at registration. Must supply your own materials (list available). Inquire at the Front Desk for more information.


MOVIE OF THE MONTH: Wednesday, March 30 at 2:00pm. Sponsored by Mary Moose, Financial Planner with Victory Wealth Management, for interested older adults. Come out and enjoy “RED” with Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman & Louise Parker, rated PG-13, on our big screen, complete with popcorn and drinks. Free. (Motion picture license # 12137390). NEW EXERCISE CLASSES: Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Exercise Program Enjoy a gentle, warm-water, non-impact workout that will help participants gain strength and flexibility, decrease joint pain and stiffness. Participants will be instructed in mild exercises in the pool to safely keep joints in motion and improve sense of well-being. Two separate sessions of Arthritis Aquatics Exercise will be offered. Participants may enroll in the three week program offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00-3:45 beginning Wednesday, March 2, or the six week program which will be offered Fridays 2:00-2:45 pm. There is no charge for the program but voluntary contributions are welcomed. Fit and Strong Fit and Strong is an award-winning, evidence based physical activity proven to benefit arthritis symptoms and promote an active lifestyle. The class will meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:00-3:30 pm for 8 weeks beginning Monday, March 7. Special leg weights and exercise bands help participants develop muscle strength followed by 30 minutes of education & discussion. Program Fee: $20 for the 8 week program. Living Healthy Take control of your health in just six weeks with Living Healthy, a course developed at Stanford University Medical School that will help you learn how to better manage ongoing health conditions like arthritis, diabetes, heart and breathing problems, and chronic pain. The class will meet 6 consecutive Tuesdays at John Calvin Presbyterian Church from 1:00-3:30 pm beginning Tuesday, March 15. There is no charge for the program but voluntary contributions are welcomed. Men’s Sports Fitness Class Attend this six week program to learn conditioning exercises to improve your game or

SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE FOR ANY LOCAL OLDER ADULT WHO NEEDS HELP WITH PROGRAM FEES FOR CLASSES OR ACTIVITIES. NO ONE IS REFUSED PARTICIPATION BASED ON AN INABILITY TO PAY PROGRAM FEES. SUPPORT FOR PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS IS PROVIDED BY THE BLANCHE & JULIAN ROBERTSON FAMILY FOUNDATION. CONTACT ANY STAFF MEMBER FOR INFORMATION. NEED A RIDE TO THE SENIOR CENTER? THE CITY BUS SERVES THE SENIOR CENTER HOURLY (AT APPROXIMATELY 5 MINUTES PAST THE HOUR) MONDAY – FRIDAY ON ROUTE # 1. FOR INFORMATION CALL 704-638-5252. COUNTY RESIDENTS CAN CALL FOR TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE AT 704-216-7700. NEED INFORMATION OR ASSISTANCE WITH CAREGIVING, IN-HOME AIDE SERVICES, RESPITE CARE, ADULT DAY CARE, NUTRITION, TRANSPORTATION, HOME SAFETY, OR EMPLOYMENT? CALL 704-216-7700 AND TALK TO A STAFF MEMBER WITH THE ROWAN COUNTY SENIOR SERVICES DEPARTMENT LOCATED IN THE SENIOR CENTER BUILDING. WANT TO PROVIDE A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY, ANNIVERSARY OR THANK YOU GIFT FOR THAT OLDER ADULT WHO ALREADY HAS EVERYTHING? STOP BY THE SENIOR CENTER OFFICE TO PURCHASE A DISCOUNT COUPON FOR A CLASS OR ACTIVITY OFFERED AT RUFTY-HOLMES. INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY: In times of inclement weather, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center seeks, first and foremost, to insure the safety and welfare of participants and staff. The decision to close early, or not open the Center, is made by the Executive Director based on weather conditions at the time and local forecasts. Announcements about closings will be broadcast over local AM radio stations WSTP & WSAT. Whenever there is any doubt about the Center being open, or a scheduled activity being held, call the Center first at 704-216-7714. If staff is not on hand to answer your call, an appropriate message will be left on the answering machine. To find out about the rescheduling of activities that are canceled due to bad weather, call the Center once normal operations resume. View daily senior center offerings on

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Local support group meeting information If your information needs to be updated, please email the information to Lifestyles@salisburypost. com with SUPPORT GROUP UPDATE in the subject line, or write to Lifestyles, SUPPORT GROUP UPDATE, Salisbury Post, POBox 4639, Salisbury, NC 28144. • Alzheimer’s Family Support Group , 4 p.m. first Mondays, Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks. Information, 1-800-888-6671 or 704-633-7862. • Alzheimer’s Family Support Group, 3:30 p.m. second Sundays, Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks. Information, Christie Reavis, 704-637-3784, extension 730. • Alzheimer’s/Other Dementias Support Group, 6:30 p.m. third Thursdays, Horizon Bay Assisted Living of Concord, 1501 Zion Church Road East, Concord. A new support group for families dealing with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Information, 704-7821100. • Amputee Support Group, 1 p.m. fourth Tuesday of the month, boardroom at the Salisbury Y. Call 704-642-1132 for information. • Autism Society of North Carolina, Rowan chapter, Partners in Learning Child Development Center at Catawba College. Call 704638-9020 for dates and times of meetings. • Autism Support Group, 6:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Medical Arts Building classrooms, Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast, 920 Church St. North, Concord. To support caregivers of children with autism and neuropsychiatric conditions, provide vital information and practical recommendations. Information, 704-403-2660 or • Autism Support Group Monthly Coffee Break , noon- 1 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Port City Java, 1804 W. Innes St. Learn new information, share experiences and support. Information: Partners in Learning, 704-638-9020. • Caring Friends Grief Support Group for parents who have lost infants. Meets on an as-needed basis. Information, 704-6367803 or 704-279-6279. • Cardiac Support Group, 7 p.m. third Tuesdays in February, June and October, Cardiac Rehabilitation Wellness Center, second floor Kiser Medical Building, Rowan Regional Medical Center. Information, 704-210-5412. • Celebrate Recovery, a Christcentered 12-step program for all hurts, habits and hangups, including alcoholism; co-dependency; grief; divorce; sexual abuse; domestic violence; and drug, sexual, food and gambling addictions, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Trading Ford Baptist Church worship center, 3600 Long Ferry Road. Information, 704-637-7523 or 704-6335986. • Celiac Support Group at Rowan Regional Medical Center. For more information contact Anna DeBoyace, RD at 704-210-5240. • Circle of Hope support group for parents grieving the loss of a child, 7-8:30 p.m. second Thursdays, Ramsay Building, 327 W. Innes St. Information, Lori Yang, 704-630-0319. • Coping with Grief, group support for anyone mourning the loss of a loved one, 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Rufty-Homes Senior Center, or 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Rowan Regional Hospice office, 720 Grove St. Information, 704637-7645. • Diabetes Support Group RRMC, two schedules: First Tuesday of every month at 2 p.m. and quarterly at 6 p.m. The purpose of this group is to provide support and education for people with diabetes and their families. Registration not necessary, cost of programs provided by RRMC. For more information and monthly topic, Diabetes and Nutrition Center, 704-210-5771. • Denton Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Support Group, expanded to include all chronic illnesses such as RSD, migraine, Crohn’s disease, diabetes, and anyone having to cope with pain in their lives; 6 p.m. first Thurs-

days, Central United Methodist Church, bottom floor, First Street in Denton. Addie Phillips,, 336-8599122. • Diabetes Support Group, 78:30 p.m. first Mondays, Faith Baptist Church fellowship hall. Refreshments. Group leader: Freda Horne RN, 704-279-2463. Divorce Care and Divorce Care for Kids (ages 5-12) meets at Trinity Wesleyan Church, 2200 Mooresville Road, Jan. 25-April 19, 2011. For more information, call 704-633-2884 or email Becky at • Divorce Care and Divorce Care for Kids (ages 5-12), 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays through April 19, 2011, Trinity Wesleyan Church, 2200 Mooresville Road, Salisbury. Information: 704-633-2884 or email Becky at • DivorceCare, Monday 6:30-8 p.m., First Baptist Church, 223 N. Fulton St., cost $13, a special weekly seminar and support group conducted by people who understand the experience of separation and divorce. In DVDbased sessions learn how to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life. You don’t have to go through it alonewe offer a biblical teaching for recovery. Information, 704-6330431. • Divorce Care for Kids (DC4K), Mondays 6:30-8 p.m., First Baptist Church, 223 North Fulton St., cost $13. Kids need a special group to heal from the hurt caused by the separation and divorce of their parents. In DC4K kids 1-6th grade make friends with others who understand how they feel as they watch videos, do activities, hear music, play games. 704-633-0431. • DivorceCare divorce recovery seminar and support group, 7 p.m. Thursdays, New Hope Presbyterian Church, 602 Stevens St., China Grove. Information, 704857-3211 • Domestic Violence Support Group for women 18 and older who are or have been in abusive relationships, 5-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, First Baptist Church, 223 N. Fulton St. Information, 704636-4718. • God’s Special Angels support group for families with children with Down Syndrome, 6:30 p.m. first Wednesdays, Partners in Learning Center, Catawba College, 2300 W. Innes St. Information, 704-639-0406 or 704-6391565. • GriefShare , Monday 6:30-8 p.m., First Baptist Church, 223 N. Fulton St., cost $13. When you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member or loved one you’ve probably found out that there are not many people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer comfort and encouragement during this difficult time using biblical principles. Information, 704-633-0431. • HERO Support Group for children ages 5-12 who have witnessed domestic violence, 5-6 p.m.Tuesdays; 5-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, First Baptist Church, 223 N. Fulton St. Information, 704636-4718. • Hurt, Habits and Hang-ups: Celebrate Recovery, Monday 6:308 p.m., First Baptist Church, 223 N. Fulton St., cost: $5. A fellowship that meets to delight in God’s healing power through the 12 steps and the 8 principles of Recovery found in the Beatitudes, sharing experiences, strengths and hope with one another. By working the steps and applying the biblical principles we open ourselves to a new life with a new purpose. Information, 704-6330431. • Incest/Rape Survivors Support Group , 5:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Room 213, St. John’s Lutheran Church. Information, Family Crisis Council, 704636-4718. • John Miller Colon Cancer Support Group, lunch at noon, third Thursdays, Farmhouse Restaurant, Jake Alexander Blvd. Information, Eva White, 704-212-

2362. • Living in Pink, support and education group for people with breast cancer and survivors of breast cancer, 6 p.m. first Wednesdays, second floor conference room in Rowan Regional Medical Center’s Patient Tower. Information, 704-210-6870. • Salisbury Lupus Support Group, 1:30 p.m. third Wednesdays, J.F. Hurley YMCA. Information, Joyce Morris, 704-638-0401. • National Alliance on Mental Illness for families, friends and consumers of mental health services, 7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1908 Statesville Blvd. Information, 704-636-2780 or 704-6390068. • Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Support Group "Our Inspiration" for those newly diagnosed and/or with Multiple Sclerosis will meet at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of every month. J.F. Hurley YMCA, Jake Alexander Blvd., Salisbury. Information, Christine Scotton, scotton1@ or 704-798-3341. • NarAnon Family Group, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays,St. John's Lutheran Church, 200 West Innes St., Room 115. For the friends and families concerned with a loved ones drug addiction. Contact 980234-5413. • Narconon, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping those with drug addictions provides addiction help through consultation 8 a.m.-8 p.m. seven days a week. For help, call 1-800-556-8885. • Narcotics Anonymous: Sunday: 6:30 p.m., Omega Group, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Clancy Hills, 1920 Shirley Ave. Monday: Noon, Omega Group, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Clancy Hills, 1920 Shirley Ave.; 7:30 p.m. Happy Joyous & Free, First United Methodist Church, 209 E. Mill St., Landis, open discussion, wheelchair accessible, nonsmoking. Tuesday: Noon, Omega Group, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Clancy Hills, 1920 Shirley Ave.; noon, Embracing Reality, Metro Worship Center, 310 Brookdale St., Kannapolis, open discussion, nonsmoking, basic text study, wheelchair accessible; 6:30 p.m. Omega Group, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., closed discussion, literature study, nonsmoking, enter through Jackson Street playground; 7:30 p.m. Free to Live, New Hope Lutheran Church, 1615 Brantley Road, Kannapolis, open discussion, basic text study, nonsmoking. Wednesday: Noon, Omega Group, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Clancy Hills, 1920 Shirley Ave.; 7 p.m. Omega Group, Moore’s Chapel, Monroe and Partee streets, open discussion, wheelchair accessible, nonsmoking. Thursday: Noon, Omega Group, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Clancy Hills, 1920 Shirley Ave.; Noon, Embracing Reality, Metro Worship Center, 310 Brookdale St., Kannapolis, open discussion, nonsmoking, basic test study, wheelchair accessible; 7:30 p.m. Omega Group, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., closed discussion, literature study, nonsmoking, enter through Jackson Street playground. Friday: Noon, Omega Group, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Clancy Hills, 1920 Shirley Ave.; 7 p.m. Omega Group, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 901 S. Church St., open discussion, wheelchair accessible, nonsmoking; 8 p.m., Free to Live, New Hope Lutheran Church, 1615 Brantley Road, Kannapolis, open discussion, candlelight, nonsmoking. Saturday: 7:30 p.m., Omega Group, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., open discussion, nonsmoking, enter through Jackson Street playground. Narcotics Anonymous Helplines, 704-639-8010, 1-800-428-4236, 1-800-876-5985 or 1-800-6503615. • Overcomers in Christ, Jericho Outreach addiction recovery pro-

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gram, 7 p.m. Mondays, Grace Bible Church Family Life Center, 6725 E. N.C. 152, Rockwell. Information, 704-279-6820 or Also, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Rockwell Public Library basement. Information, 704-213-6712. • Overcoming Depression, Mondays 6:30-8 p.m., First Baptist Church, 223 N. Fulton St., cost $5. Learn where the feelings of depression begin, that God has a plan-one that will help you overcome depression and find happiness, hope and freedom in Christ. Information, 704-633-0431. • Overeaters Anonymous Salisbury, 12-step program for those with a problem with food, yo-yo dieting, bingeing and compulsive overeating, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, St. Luke Episcopal, 131 W. Council St., in the church hall, door to the immediate right and back from the church front doors. Contact: Chris, 704-604-0910. • Overeaters Anonymous Mooresville, 7-8 p.m. Thursdays, St. Therese Church, Mooresville. Information, 704-658-1179 or 704-319-1625 or 704-319-1625 for other area meetings. • Parent-to-Parent Support for parents of children with disabilities, chronic illnesses, emotional or behavioral challenges and parents of premature infants, through Family Support Network of Southern Piedmont, call 1-800650-6526 or 704- 788-1616. • PFLAG (Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays) Support Group, Salisbury/ Rowan chapter, 10 a.m. third Saturdays, Haven Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 207 W.Harrison St. Information, 704-213-0181 or salisburypflag@ or • Recovery Anonymous for anyone affected by the disease of chemical dependency, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sundays, Suite 211, Kent Building, 909 S. Main St. Information, 704-637-0052.

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Seated, from left are Dr. and Mrs. Lee Johnson, Dr. and Mrs. Chip Comodall and Mr. and Mrs. Clay Lindsay. Standing are Drs. Vaughn and Eva Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. Greg Alcorn,

The Heart Ball The 44th annual Salisbury-Rowan Heart Ball was held Saturday, Feb. 12. The event was held at the Country Club of Salisbury. More than 275 quests attended the romantic, black-tie event, which raised more than $16,000 this year for the American Heart Association. Guests were treated to dinner and danced to the sounds of the North Tower Band. This year’s ball was chaired by Mr. and Mrs. John W. Ellis II.

Jeroen Van Wagenberg and Sheridan Townsend enjoy a dance.

Dr. Kathy Boyd and Mr. Thad Throenburg attended this year’s Heart Ball.

The ladies in red at the 2011 Heart Ball included Beverly Dillard, Gwen Webb, Lynn Weisler, Fern Albracht and Rachel Bernheim.

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Ellis III pose for a photo.

Jewel Ziprick and Henrietta Henderlite pose for a photo. Kathy and Miles Smith strike a pose.


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