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Building hope for children Advocates work to create options for those with Down syndrome

U.S. weaponry cripples military, but Ghadhafi may remain in power


acob Riley Usher is an endearing 3-year-old, with honest eyes and a smile that can make your day. “He’s precious,” said Ashley Mauney, his assistant teacher. Mauney was in charge of the class Friday afternoon. Jacob’s classmates at Partners In Learning, the Salisbury child care center he’s Global campaign raises a t t e n d e d awareness about since he unique individuals, 10A was a baby, had a party for him, wishing him luck. He’s going to be away from his class for a while. The adults in the room are smiling, staying positive, but they are concerned. And they are praying because Jacob will have heart surgery Tuesday at Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem. Jacob was born with Down syndrome, a genetic condition caused when someone has 47 chromosomes instead of the usual 46. Today is World Down Syndrome Day — a day on which families and health professionals try to raise awareness of how people with this disorder can be better educated and cared for. Children with Down syndrome learn more slowly and are slower to start talking, walking and doing other things on their own. Many also have muscular and heart problems. Jacob has a hole in his heart and a malfunctioning heart valve, which the doctors at Brenner will repair using a donor heart valve and a complex technique. To see Jacob in the classroom, though, you would be hard-pressed to know Jacob was any different from the rest of the children. And that’s exactly how it ought to be. “He never ceases to amaze me,” said Linda Smith Hawkins, Jacob’s grandmother. She and husband, Tommy, have raised Jacob and his two siblings since 2008. They give Partners In Learning credit for the strides he has made. “He is so determined and he will try and try again until he accomplishes what he sets out to do,” she said. “I strongly feel this is due in part to being (at Partners In Learning) around other children and learning from them.” Children with Down syndrome and other disabilities are included in the same classrooms as typical children. “These children don’t see Jacob as being different,” Hawkins said. “He is just one of them.”

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Jacob riley usher and assistant teacher Ashley Mauney read a storybook in the 3-year-old class at partners in learning, which helps teachers and caregivers develop inclusion strategies. Numerous agencies in Rowan County help provide therapy and other opportunities, Rowan Vocational Opportunities and Smart Start Rowan among them. Norma Honeycutt, executive director of Partners In Learning, said that educators, doctors and therapists have made great strides in helping people of all ages with Down syndrome find a place in the community. Honeycutt said it is awful to think that a century ago children with Down syndrome would have been institutionalized for life. Decades ago, those children were segregated into separate

classrooms at school. Today, the philosophy of inclusion is creating new opportunities for both typical children and those with Down syndrome and other learning and developmental disabilities. “The benefits for children with special needs are that it pushes them,” she said — encouraging them to model their behavior after other children. “For the typical children, it breaks down the barriers and stereotyping,” she said. “The earlier, the better.” She said that children who learn to be encouraging and accepting

of people with disabilities early in life carry those positive qualities throughout their lives. That was certainly the case in Jacob’s classroom Friday. The other 14 kids in his class shared cupcakes and juice pouches, talked and played and thanked him for the treats his grandparents had brought. It was just another day for them. And Jacob was in the middle of it all, walking around, hugging his grandmother shyly one moment, sitting on Mauney’s lap to read a storybook the next.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Sunday claimed initial success two days into an assault on Libya that included some of the heaviest firepower in the American arsenal — long-range bombers designed for the Cold War — but American officials said Sunday it was too early to define the international military campaign’s endgame. The top U.S. military officer suggested that Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi might stay in power in spite of the military assault aimed at protecting civilians, calling into question the larger objective of an end to Gadhafi’s erratic 42-year rule. Other top U.S. officials have suggested that a weakened and isolated Gadhafi could be ripe for a coup. A second wave of attacks, mainly from American fighters and bombers, targeted Libyan ground forces and air defenses, following an opening barrage Saturday of sealaunched Tomahawk cruise missiles. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the U.S. expects to turn control of the mission over to a coalition — probably headed either by the French and British or by NATO — “in a matter of days.” Late Sunday, however, NATO’s top decision-making body failed to agree on a plan to enforce the no-fly zone over Libya, although it did approve a military plan to implement a U.N. arms embargo. At the Pentagon, Navy Vice Adm. William E. Gortney, staff director for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a news conference that the back-to-back assaults Saturday and Sunday had inflicted heavy damage. They largely silenced Gadhafi’s air GORTNEY defenses, blunted his army’s drive on the rebel stronghold of Benghazi and confused his forces. “We judge these strikes to have been very effective in significantly degrading the regime’s air defense capability,” Gortney said. “We believe his forces are under significant stress and suffering from both isolation and a good deal of confusion.” Gortney’s assessment suggested that further strikes on the scale of Saturday’s heavy assault with sealaunched Tomahawk cruise missiles may not be needed, although he did not rule out further attacks. Gortney said Gadhafi himself is not a target, but he could not guarantee the strongman’s safety. Inside Gadhafi’s huge Tripoli compound, an administration building was hit and badly damaged late Sunday. An Associated Press photographer at the scene said half of the


Former Spencer machinist honored for 70 years of union membership BY HUGH FISHER

At first, John Kehoe said he was surprised by what he found in the union record books. He’s the financial secretary of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 263. Part of his job is to track and honor members, both active and retired, on the anniversary of their membership. And there on the roll in front of him was the name J.C. Hardister of Salisbury, a retiree from Norfolk Southern Railway. Seventy-four years ago, Hardister got his start as an apprentice machinist at the Southern Railway shops in

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Spencer. He was one of the earliest members of the local machinist’s union lodge. And at 94, he’s still on the union’s books, a member in good standing and the oldest member on record. “We figured 70 years of service is worth celebrating,” union local President Jim Sabol said. In a weekend ceremony at Trinity Oaks Assisted Living, where Hardister lives, union members, family and friends honored his years of service to the railroad and his fellow workers. And Sabol handed Hardister his 70-year pin, one of only a handful ever presented by the IAMAW. “I tell you, the Lord’s been good to me,” Hardister said.

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“I worked 42 years for the railroad.” And, Sabol said, only halfjoking, “He looks like he would put on a hard hat and go back to work Monday morning.” Hardister was based in Spencer from the time he started working in 1936 until the railroad closed down operations there in the late ’70s. Sabol, Kehoe and other union members and employees at Norfolk Southern’s roadway shop in Charlotte came to Salisbury to honor Hardister. Sabol told guests that it was an honor for him and other members of the IAMAW to know one of the men who helped the union get started. Hardister was a safety committee chairman for the

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railroad in the latter part of his career. On his watch, safety became a major focus for the Norfolk Southern. For Hardister, it was personal: His father, Cleveland Hardister, was also a railroader. He was killed in an accident at the Spencer repair shop. Hardister married the former Dorothy Julian in 1938. Together, they had three children. Today, Hardister’s descendants include four grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. hugh fisher/for the sAlisbury post One of his granddaughters, J.C. hardister, seated, holds a stamp book from the internaKim Hardister Riddle, remi-

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TOWN CRIER Community events TODAY • Rowan County Board of Commissioners, 6 p.m., 130 W. Innes St. (Shown in Salisbury area Access16 Thursday, Saturday and Monday, 9 a.m., 3 p.m., 8 p.m.; in southern Rowan on TimeWarner Channel 2 Saturday at 8 p.m.) • Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners, 6:30 p.m., Governmental Center, 65 Church St. SE, Concord. • Into the Rose Garden, memoir-writing workshop, led by Jenny Hubbard, writer-in-residence at Center for Faith & the Arts, 5-7 p.m. at the Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., in the lower level of Haven Lutheran Church. 704-647-0999 • In the Footsteps of Daniel Boone, presentation by author and storyteller Randell Jones, 6:30 p.m. at Rockwell Community Building, sponsored by Rockwell Community Association.

TUESDAY • AARP TAX AIDE PROGRAM: Each Tuesday in March and early April, at the Senior Center with a previous appointment. Free one-toone assistance to moderate or low income persons (with priority for seniors aged 60+) in completing simple federal and state income tax returns. For appointment, call 704-216-7714.

WEDNESDAY • Dirty Barbie and Other Girlhood Tales, by Catawba graduate Denise Stewart, 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, Looking Glass Artist Collective Black Box Theater.

THURSDAY • Annual Doctor’s Day Blood Drive, 11 a.m.3:30 p.m., Rowan Regional Medical Center, 612 Mocksville Ave. For an appointment, please call the Red Cross office at 704-633-3854. Walk-ins welcome. • Third Annual Girls Night Out, Stitchin’ Post Gifts, 104 S. Main St., 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. A percentage of the evening’s proceeds will benefit Relay For Life. • Pregnancy Support Center 25th Anniversary Annual Fundraising Banquet, 6:30 p.m.8:45 p.m., Holiday Inn. 704- 633-7695 • Education Fair for veterans, retired military, family members and VA staff, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Social Room, Building 6, Hefner VA Medical Center, sponsored by the center and the University of North Carolina system. Info on all VA education benefits will be available.

FRIDAY • Rowan County USDA Agencies Blood Drive, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Rowan County Agriculture Center, 2727 Old Concord Road. For an appointment, please call Kathy Dudley at 704637-1602. Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome. • Annual Dogwood Sectional Bridge Tournament, March 25-27, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, beginning March 25 at 1 p.m. • Chicken and Dumplings Meal, 11 a.m. until, VFW Post 3006, 1200 Brenner Ave., includes chicken and dumplings, slaw, bread and dessert; $5; eat in or take-out. 704-636-2104.

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Posters Deadline for posters is 5 p.m. • New TOPS group (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Tuesdays, 112 E. Main St., Rockwell, weigh-in 5:30 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. Leader Denise Jacobs, 704-279-5164, 704-642-6518. • NarAnon Family Group, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., Room 115. For friends and families concerned with a loved one’s drug addiction. Contact 980-234-5413 or 704-202-0159.

YESTERDAY: Downtown streetscape Here are views of North and South Main streets taken from the Wallace Building (called The Plaza today) in April 1978. The photographs illustrate, for the most part, how much of the downtown streetscape remains intact, although the old hotel at the corner of North Main and Council streets would soon be leveled for a parking lot. If you have any older “Yesterday” photographs you would like to share with Post readers, contact Mark Wineka at 704-797-4263, or

Wilmington wonders whether to woo bikers WILMINGTON (AP) — Carolina Beach town officials will consider whether to invite motorcyclists to come visit its hotels and restaurants during Bike Week, scheduled for May in nearby Myrtle Beach, S.C. The StarNews of Wilmington reported the Town Council will vote Tuesday whether to endorse the invitations. Restaurant and bar representative Danny Swinson said the invitations would go to motorcycle clubs representing charities or those affiliated with police officers or firefighters.

Swinson said the bikers could mean big business, but some council members worry about the negative image and raucous behavior associated with motorcycle groups. Mayor Joel Macon recalled a time when bikers did visit Carolina Beach in large numbers. “The only thing I remember is that we were basically considered a rough beach,” the mayor said. “A lot of fights, people being stabbed, just a lot of trouble, a lot of roughnecks.” Macon said the town has worked hard to earn a reputation

as a family destination and he doesn’t want to jeopardize that. “There are limitations to having a good time,” he said. “We want people who are going to come down here and have fun, go out to eat, go to bars and have a drink and listen to music.” Former New Hanover County sheriff Sid Causey started his career as a Carolina Beach police officer. He said he thinks the beach’s former reputation wasn’t entirely because of the biker clubs. And Earl Woodham, spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of

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• Rowan County Tea Party Patriots breakfast meeting at CJ's, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland, 8-10 a.m.- 10 am. All are welcome. • Genesis Baptist Church Blood Drive, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 9710 Old Concord Salisbury Road, China Grove. For an appointment, please call Suzanne Irvin at 704-956-5217. Walk-ins welcome. • Walgreen’s Blood Drive, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Walgreen’s, 1906 W. Innes St. For an appointment, please call the store at 704-6367479 or call the Red Cross office at 704-6333854. Walk-ins welcome. • One-day Hunter Safety Course, 8 a.m., Rowan County Rescue Squad at 1140 Julian Road. Bring your own lunch. • Multiple Sclerosis Walk, J.F. Hurley YMCA, Jake Alexander Blvd.; registration at 9 a.m., walk at 10 a.m. 704-798-3341 or



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Aging and muscle mass Q: I notice the older I get, the more muscles I seem to lose. Is that because I am a female and do I need to go heavy weights to get my strength back? A: “Just” getting older makes you lose muscle mass when you don’t lift any weights. Studies have shown that after the age of ESTER 40, most peoBURGESS ple lose about 1 percent of their muscle mass each year (yikes!) if they do not lift any weights. Of course, the obvious effect is losing strength. Fatigue sets in faster, and it is harder to do the things you once were able to do. With weakness, even walking and other activities become more difficult to do which starts the vicious cycle of not doing them at all. That, in turn, may cause balance difficulties and an increased risk of falling. Did I depress you already? I don’t mean to, but these are the facts. There is hope, of course. Many studies have shown that muscle building exercises can stop all these effects or even reverse them, no matter how old you are. In one study, they found that nursing home residents with an average age of 87 years old tripled their muscle strength after only 10 weeks of strength training and stair climbing. They also increased the size of the muscle by 10 percent. Some of them regained the ability to walk without canes and to perform tasks without assistance. I have seen this personally in my many years of being a trainer. The older and frailer a person, the more important exercise becomes. Weight lifting, according to studies, is one of the most important activities an older adult should pursue to stay healthy. When you look at all the facts, the older adults improve the most from strength training when you look at all the age groups. The American College of Medicine has revised its fitness guidelines for older adults. It recommends that adults 50 and older work out with weights two to three times a week. The National Institute of aging also recommends weight lifting and cardio exercise for the older adults. You are never too old. You do want to check with your doctor before you start any exercise program and communicate that you would like to start a strength training program. There are certain limitations with some health conditions, but I have never heard a doctor say you can not exercise. When you are ready to start check the following: • Use experienced and trained staff • Is the equipment easy to use (and adjust) • Are their classes and programs available for the older adults (we take Silver Sneakers) • How is the atmosphere? (How does it feel to you?) • How accessible are the staff members? • Are there other older adults working out there? If you have not started a strength training program I hope you start one now. Don’t wait until tomorrow because tomorrow is always one day away. Ester H Marsh ACSM Cpt



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Seniors show off skills at SilverArts Competition Rowan seniors showed off their creativity recently at the 27th annual SilverArts competition. An arts companion to the athletic contests of the Salisbury/Rowan Senior Games, SilverArts showcases the performing, visual, heritage and literary arts talents of seniors. It includes a range of skills including singing, cooking, painting, phytography and quilting. Open to people 55 and older, N.C. Senior Games is the largest Senior Olympics program in the country, organizers say. And SilverArts is “a celebration of the creative expression of seniors” that “strives to keep seniors healthy, active and involved.” “SilverArts unites the athlete and artist in a program that recWYATT ognizes the similarities of both endeavors: discipline, dedication and pride in one’s accomplishments,” a press release said. “Encouragement and recognition of creative potential and accomplishment is the goal of the SilverArts program.” Local winners advance to station competition. Singer C.K. Wyatt won the performance arts competition. Here are the first-place winners in each of the other SilverArts divisions:

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Peanut Lambert and the SilverLiners from Cabarrus county help with entertainment prior to the performing arts competition.

Literary Arts Bob Goodwin, essay, “Where Did We Go Wrong?”; Jennifer Doering, life experience, “A Step Through Time”; and Celeste Ward, poetry, “A Simple Life.”

Heritage Arts Louise Rheem, basket weaving, “Beaded Beauty” and tatting and needlelace, “Ferns and Flowers”; Sylvia Sofley, cake for “Do Nothing Cake,” can goods for sweet ice box pickles and crocheting for “Romantic Wrap”; Celeste Ward, cookies,coconut merengue puffs; Carolyn Black-

man, garment for a machine embroidered jacket and housewares for a silk pillow; Joanne French, jewelry, “Joanne”; Karen Morgan, knitting for knitted slippers, quilting for “Sunset Spirals” and handbag; Donna Lee Hall, needlework for an afghan in gray hucking; M.T. Sidoli, pottery, “No. 10”; Linda Shirley, silk flowers, “Spring Bouquet”; Linda Spencer, stained glass, “Grandmother’s Old Glass”; Betty Goodwin, candy and unsanctioned for peanut brittle; Charles Heilig, woodcarving for “Uncle John’s Favorite,” woodturning for “Christmas Tree Angel” and

woodworking for “Merry Christmas” George Kluttz, models.

Visual Arts Tomie Troxler, acrylics, “Series 11”; Carolyn Blackman, drawing, “Live Oak at Sunset Beach”; Richard Lapham, mixed media, “Fantasy Garden” and oil, “Cape Elizabeth Light”; Stella Isenberg, pastels, “Calla Lilly”; Celeste Ward, photography, “Einstein’s Domain”; Jack Bilson Jr., sculpture, “The Lake Has Secrets.”

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Louie and Phil, the pilot. As the raft drifted in the ocean, a Japanese plane strafed them over and over, yet no one was hurt and the raft was repairable. Finally, the raft came within sight of several tropical islands, but just as the outlook seemed to brighten, a Japanese patrol boat captured the two emaciated survivors. The other crewman died just days before the capture. So began an even more brutal and unbelievable time for the American flyers. They spent two years in several prisoner of war camps. Little food, unclean water, brutal cold, hard labor and daily beatings were a constant at all of them. Louie’s status as a former Olympian made him the focus of the worst beatings. Nearly half of his body weight was lost, and tropical diseases and malnutrition eventually killed a quarter of all Pacific POWs. He was defiant throughout, ever hoping that some day he would regain his ability to run. When liberation finally came, Louie spent months recovering and gradually came back to the U.S. by way of several hospitals. He had been near death, but his physical recovery seemed complete in time to train for the 1948 Olympics. Training went well until an ankle injury from a POW beating reoccurred, and his dream was over. Louie returned home, married and had a child. But the war still raged in his head, and his alcoholism and violent behavior were destroying him. A chance encounter in Los Angeles with Evangelist Billy Graham changed his life. Louie went on to become a motivational speaker, starting his own Victory Foundation and continues to serve others. Author Hillenbrand calls “Unbroken” a World War ll story of survival, resilience and redemption. Zampernin ran as a hero in Japan while carrying the Olympic torch for the 1998 Games at age 81. He is a hero, just as are the millions of Allied servicemen and POWs who lived the story of the Second World War. Many of them never came home, many more bore emotional scars for the rest of their lives. Hillenbrand said, “Louie’s story is a lesson in the resilience of the soul and the wondrous breadth of possibility that life affords, even in our bleakest hours. We can overcome so much more than we realize, we only have to look to Louie to be reassured of this.” Zampernin plans a tour this year to promote the book at age 94. Universal has the movie rights. Hillenbrand also wrote Seabiscuit, another true story about a depression era race horse that captivated the world.

Charlotte officer shot, wounds suspect in pursuit CHARLOTTE (AP) — A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer has been injured during an early morning shootout with a suspect. The Charlotte Observer reported police began chasing a suspect about 1 a.m. Sunday morning after a report of a shooting off Interstate 77. Police did not release the name of that shooting victim and said the person was being

treated for serious injuries. Police spokeswoman Rosalyn Harrington says Officer B. Harrison was shot in the leg as officers later cornered the suspect in the first shooting. Harrison also fired, hitting the suspect in the torso. The suspect was not identified. His injuries were considered life-threatening. All three shootings remain under investigation.

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LEXINGTON — Lewis Neal Terrell, age 63, of Timberlane Drive, Lexington, passed away Friday, March 18, 2011, at his home. Lewis was born May 24, 1947, in Bristol, Va., to Lewis Neal Terrell, Sr. and Elizabeth Urquhart Terrell. He was member of First Baptist Church and served in the United States Army Reserves. He was a graduate of VPI “Class of 1969”. He spent his career in Banking having last worked for Newbridge Bank in Lexington. A former member of Lexington Rotary Club and was a Paul Harris Fellow. Surviving are his wife, Judy McGee Terrell of the home; one son, Neal Terrell and wife, Dawn of Alexandria, Va.; two grandchildren, Sara Grace Terrell and Anna Kathryn Terrell; one step-son, Scott Jackson and companion, Stephanie Muschlitz of Salisbury; one step-granddaughter, Makenzie Jackson; and a sister, Judy McCarty and husband, David of Rocky Mount, Va. Service: A memorial service will be 4 p.m. Tuesday March 22, in the Davidson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Wilson and Dr. Ray Howell, III. Visitation: The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials should be directed to Kidney Foundation of North Carolina, PO Box 2383, Chapel Hill, NC 27407. Online condolences may be made at

ROCKWELL — John O. Cunningham, age 84, of Rockwell, passed away Friday, March 18, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Mr Cunningham was born in Putnam County, W.Va., a son of the late John W. and Bessie Tucker Cunningham. Mr. Cunningham was educated in the West Virginia schools and retired from General Motors in 1980, where he had worked as an experimental engineer. He was a Veteran having served in the United States Army and was a member of Amvets Post #845. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Cunningham who died June 18, 1969. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Wanda Price Cunningham; two sons, Odena Cunningham and wife, Dorothy of Tenn. and Alan Cunningham of Rockwell; three daughters, Marilyn Lawson and husband, David of Colleyville, Tex., Karen Stiltner and husband, Edward of Rockwell and Colleen Parridgen and husband, Curt of Rockwell; two sisters, Maxine Curtis of Sarasota, Fla. and Geraldine Truitt of Virginia Beach, Va.; and also a number greatof grandchildren, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation; The family will be at Powles Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. Services: Graveside Services will be conducted at at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Brookhill Memorial Gardens, by Rev. Buddy Hoffner, pastor of Bible Missionary Church. Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to , City of Refuge Childrens Home, 11360 Old Concord Road, Rockwell, NC 28138. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Sean Malone, Dr. K. Jagarlamudi, Dr. Brent Seifert and Rowan Regional Medical Staff. Powles Funeral Home is assisting the Cunningham Family. Online condolences can be made to the Cunningham Family at

SALISBURY — Jesse James Keys, age 50, of Salisbury, passed away Friday, March 18, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Born June 22, 1960, in Rowan County, he was the son of the late Myrtle Stoneman Keys Seagraves and the late James William Keys. Jesse was of the Christian faith. He attended Rowan County Schools and was a house painter by trade. He was a manager at the Center Theater in downtown Salisbury. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Roy Allen (Jimmy) Keys and Johnny Lee Keys. Jesse is survived by his brothers, Richard Keys (Margaret) of China Grove and Tony Keys (Janet) of Salisbury; one sister, Betty Baynard of Lexington; his beloved pet, “Baby Girl” and his cat. Visitation: 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, March 21, at Lyerly Funeral Home. Service and Burial: 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, at James C. Lyerly Chapel. Burial will follow at Brookhill Memorial Gardens. Memorials: Faithful Friends, PO Box 3097, Salisbury, NC, 28145 and Humane Society of Rowan County, PO Box 295, Salisbury, NC. 28145. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Keys family. Online condolences may be made at

William Derrell Orbison MOORESVILLE — William Derrell Orbison, age 75, of Mooresville, passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2011, at the North Carolina Veterans Home in Salisbury. He was born Jan. 28, 1936, in Rowan County, to the late Edward and Beulah Parker Orbison. He was a veteran serving in the United States Army and a member of Broad Street United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Cecil Orbison. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Towell Orbison; son, William “Pete” Orbison of Mooresville; sisters, Catherine Love of China Grove, Peggy Stewart, Phyllis Honeycutt, Frances Karriker, Becky Waller all of Mooresville and Patty Orbison of Mt. Ulla; brothers, Phillip Orbison, Wayne Orbison both of Mooresville and Edward “Junior” Orbison of Mt. Ulla; and many nieces and nephews. Service and Burial: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23, at Broad Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Paul Childers and Rev. Robert Jackson officiating. Burial will be held at 2 p.m. at Salisbury National Cemetery. Visitation: The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials: Memorials may be made to Broad Street Untied Methodist Church, 355 S. Broad Street, Mooresville, NC 28115. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the Orbison family. Condolences may be made to the family at

Wanda E. Brandt SPENCER — Wanda Earnhardt Brandt, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2011. Mrs. Brandt will remain at Lyerly Funeral Home pending completion of funeral arrangements.

Sherry L. Quick SALISBURY — Sherry L. Quick, age 49, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2011, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Family.

William Ingram SALISBURY — William Ingram, of Kenley St., Salisbury, departed this earthly life after an extended illness on Sunday, March 20, 2011, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Rowan Funeral Services.

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LANDIS — Elton Lee Frye, age 62, of Landis, died Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast, after a period of declining health. Elton was born Dec. 23, 1948, in Rockingham, a son of the late Robert and Bessie Frye. He was one of seven children. He was a long time area resident and in earlier years he worked as a professional Wrestler known as the “Masked Brute” wrestling in the SE region. Later Elton worked in textiles as a supervisor until he retired on disability in 2005. Elton was a beloved father to his daughter, he will be deeply missed. In addition to his parents, Elton was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Elaine Williams Frye in 2007. Survivors include his daughter, Courtney L. Frye of Concord and her fiancé, Daniel Jenkins of Mooresville. Service and Burial: A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, at Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Curtis Parker officiating. Burial will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park, China Grove. Visitation: The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday. Memorials: Memorial contributions may be sent to Central Baptist Church, 1812 Moose Rd., Kannapolis, NC Freida Lowery Causey 28083. Whitley's Funeral Home is GOLD HILL — Freida Lowery Causey, age 96, of assisting the Frye Family. OnGold Hill, passed away Sun- line condolences may be left day, March 20, 2011, at Au- at tumn Care of Salisbury. Mrs. Causey was born on June 27, 1914, in Rowan county, she was a daughter of Rufus W. and Fannie Lou Surratt Lowery. Mrs. Causey was educated in the Rowan County Schools, retired from Rowan Industries and was a member of Flat Creek Primitive Baptist Church. Her husband, Charlie Causey, died Feb. 22, 1995. Survivors include nephew, Bob Lowery of Mint Hill; nieces, Shirley Helms of Holden Beach, Mary Ann Whitley of Holden Beach, Joyce White of Concord, Betty Goodman of High Point and Jacqueline Hilton of High Point; and great-nephews, Travis Helms of Salisbury, Kerry Hinson of Myrtle Beach, S.C., David White of Savannah, Ga., Elizabeth Doub of Mooresville, Steven Goodman of High Point and Junior Hilton of Fla. Visitation: The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at Flat Creek Primitive Baptist Church. Service and Burial: Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. at Flat Creek Primitive Baptist Church, conducted by Elder Wayne Grabely. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Powles Funeral Home is assisting the Causey Family. Online condolences can be made to the Causey Family at

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s much as I like to write, I know that I love to read even more. The ability to become immersed in the book, completely able to shut myself away from other things comes harder. But once in a while, that special book comes along that demands attention. I have just finDAVID ished such a FREEZE book, “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand. Almost every day involves some reading for me. As with most avid readers, there are books that move me and there are others that go into my all time favorite list. This one did both, and here is a little sampling of why. Louis Zamperini was a troubled kid, more often than not involved in an act of defiance. But he loved life, though searching always for direction. He was from a close family of two sisters, a brother, and an adoring mom and dad. His older brother Pete was student body president and star athlete for his high school. Everyone wondered what was wrong with Louie. Louie made a game of stealing pies from the neighbors and running like mad. “Run Like Mad” became his motto. He started collecting keys and found that one opened the gym. He let kids into the gym for basketball games, and would “Run Like Mad.” He was already banned from athletics because of his propensity for trouble. However, his brother Pete talked the principal into letting Pete run on the track team, all the while hoping to rehabilitate him. Pete thought Louie had talent, and though it took a while, he was proven right. Louie ran with an unusual hip twist that made him appear almost effortless in his meets. Louie went on to set the scholastic mile record that stood for 17 years, and won his way into the Berlin Olympics. He competed in front of Adolph Hitler, and eventually shook hands with him. Louie also met and made friends with Jesse Owens, the man who dominated those Olympics. Since Louie was younger than most competitors, he immediately focused on the 1940 Olympics with his training. Those Olympics were cancelled because the unrest preceding World War ll was spreading throughout Europe. Louie ended up in the Army Air Force as a bombardier on B-24s. His plane and crew were squarely entrenched in the Pacific war against Japan. Their original plane was shot up on a bombing run, making it unusable. Several crews hadn’t returned, and Louie and his crew took another plane to look for the lost crews. Along the way, several malfunctions caused this plane to crash with only three survivors. Louis, the pilot and another crewman survived a water crash. What followed for these three men was the longest documented life raft survival of the war. Sharks, a blazing sun, frigid nights and little food and water didn’t deter the amazing survival of




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Old man who forgot to shave needs chopped steak recently turned 60 years of age, joining many of East Rowan’s Class of 1969, who have already turned 60, or will do so this year. I guess I can officially add one of Maurice Chevalier’s songs from “Gigi” to my repertoire: “I’m Glad That I’m Not Young Anymore.” Sometimes for co-workers in the past, I have impersonated Jimmy DuMACK and sung WILLIAMS rante “September Song” to them. I guess now I’ll have to perform to the mirror. I didn’t have to work yesterday, so I skipped shaving, but instead of looking “hot” like to-


day’s young male stars, I just looked like an old man who forgot to shave. I think I’ll shave today on my birthday, not wanting to receive unsolicited change from passersby on the street. Oftentimes, when someone turns 100, there will be articles in the newspaper describing what technological advances were made during that person’s lifetime. Reference is often made to their seeing the advent of airplanes, television and the spread of the already-invented telephone. In the case of my 60 years, all of these things had made their advent years before, but I remember some of them in their cruder versions compared to those of today. I remember television sets

before they became skinny. With telephones, I remember when the verb “dial” was also a noun representing something turned round with the forefinger, and I also remember when telephones, most properly, remained at home. While writing this, it is close to 2 a.m. on my birthday, and I have already turned 60, having been born but a few minutes after midnight on March 5, 1951, a “midnight baby.” At the risk of sounding as if in detox, while writing I noticed something crawling slowly up the wall. Fearing that it was a spider, upon close inspection, I was delighted to discover that it was a stinkbug performing its own solitary home invasion. Feeling especially magnanimous,

and not wanting another living creature to die on my birthday, I trapped him in an empty blood pressure medication bottle and let him go outside (this also shows that I always write from life, and that truth is sometimes stranger than fiction). Yesterday, I had a tooth extracted (another one). My daughter called and said that for my birthday she would take me to Outback Steakhouse. Thinking of my most recent extraction, I asked her if they serve a chopped steak. If they don’t, I’ll bring a blender. When an elephant’s molars give out, he dies, since he doesn’t have the option of dentures or Progresso. My father passed away just three months after his 60th birth-

day, in November of 1966. When I look in the mirror now, I seem to look younger than I remember him looking at this age, but that is probably just a case of wishful thinking, a case of the subjective having its influence over the objective. I remember his funeral at Summersetts (what a peacefully descriptive word for a place, but in actuality, it is a proper noun instead of an adjective). People said that he had died “young.” As with other people of my age, my years sometimes seem like a lengthy time to me, but at other times not so long, especially when I am left with a haunting feeling as to the seeming shortness of that same number of years when it was in my father’s possession.

Woman improving after being ejected from car CHINA GROVE — An Alabama woman who was airlifted to the hospital when the SUV she was a passenger in overturned was in fair condition on Sunday, hospital officials said. Maria Elana Dominguez, 25, was ejected from a Ford Explorer after it overturned twice at the U.S. 29 ramp over the Interstate 85 bridge about 6:30 p.m. Saturday. She was in critical condition, but has been upgraded to fair condition. She remains at Carolinas

Medical Center in Charlotte. The driver, Juan Antonio Rodriguez, 37, was taken by ambulance to Carolinas Medical Center NorthEast in Concord with three broken ribs and a collapsed lung, said Trooper K.G. Barringer. Barringer said speed and alcohol were factors in the single-vehicle collision. Rodriguez was charged with driving while impaired, careless and reckless driving, failure to wear seatbelt, no operator’s license and open container after consuming. “Rodriguez was traveling N.C. 152 toward U.S. 29 and

exited onto the ramp that takes you to the section of 29 back toward I-85 north,” Barringer said. He lost control, struck the curb, rolled twice and the SUV came to rest on the passenger’s side facing east, he said. The driver was traveling an estimated 70 mph in a 45 mph zone. Both Rodriguez and Dominguez are from Alabama and were in North Carolina visiting his sister. Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253. R130283


Livestock producers should beware of grass tetany s Spring is “springing” all around us, there are several items for livestock producers to be reminded of. Grass tetany, sometimes called grass staggers, wheat pasture poisoning, lactation tetany and hypomagnesemia, usually ocBRAD curs when JOHNSON animals, primarily ruminants, are grazing lush pastures in the spring, according to information from New Mexico State University. Grass tetany can also occur in the fall and winter, but much less frequently. Lactating, older cows are the most susceptible. Grass tetany is a worldwide problem with sporadic and unpredictable occurrence for any given area. Grass tetany is caused by a deficiency of serum magnesium, frequently accompanied by a less-marked decrease in serum calcium. Clinical signs are often not observed and the only evidence is a dead cow. Animals affected by acute grass tetany may suddenly stop grazing, appear discomforted and show unusual alertness, such as staring and keeping their heads and ears in erect positions. Also, they may stagger; have twitching skin, especially on the face, ears, and flanks; and lie down and get up frequently.


Animals get grass tetany most often while grazing cool-season grasses or small grain pastures in spring or fall. Rapidly growing, lush grasses are most dangerous. Grass tetany also occurs when livestock are wintered on low magnesium grass hay or corn stover. It is not usually a problem on legume pastures on in animals wintered on legume hay. Cattle in the early stages of grass tetany should be handled gently, producing the least stress and exertion possible. Early treatment by, or on the advice of, a veterinarian is very important. In general, to prevent grass tetany, applying magnesium fertilizer and dolomitic limestone to the soil may increase the magnesium concentration in plants. Local recommendations should be obtained before fertilization. Also, animals can be fed high magnesium mineral, available as a block, mineral salt mixture, or added to a protein supplement. The majority of cattle producers offer high magnesium mineral to their stock. I’ve seen quite a few cattle around the countryside with bald spots, usually a good indicator of lice and it’s that general time of year. According to information from the University of Nebraska, the USDA estimates that U.S. livestock producers lose $125 million per year to cattle lice. Heavy lice populations

cause lowered milk production, loss of flesh, stunted growth, general unthriftiness and anemia. University of Nebraska studies and studies of others indicate that moderate to heavy lice populations may reduce weight gains of calves by as much as 0.21 pounds per day. The life cycle of all lice is similar. Lice are host specific and spend all their lives on the animal. Eggs (nits) are deposited on the hairs of cattle. The life cycle from egg to adult is from three to four weeks during cold weather. Reproduction slows dramatically in warm weather. In the summer, lice generally can be found only in the folds of skin between the legs and body of cattle. In the winter, as populations increase, lice move around the body, often the back, sides, and tailhead. There are many specific insecticides recommended for lice control. Read, understand, and comply with insecticide labels when treating livestock. Examine treated livestock after about 14 days regardless of treatment method to determine if a second or continued treatment is necessary. Most insecticides are not effective against eggs, so lice hatched after treatment may re-infest the animal. Enjoy the spring weather. Brad Johnson is a N.C. Cooperative Extension Agent

Holocaust survivor to speak at Rowan-Cabarrus Tuesday Susan Cernyak-Spatz, a Holocaust survivor, will share her life experiences on Tuesday with an American Literature-American History class at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. The class is from 9:30 – 11:45 a.m., room 106, building 1000, on the south campus, 1531 Trinity Church Road, Concord. Cernyak-Spatz, born in Vienna in 1922, lived through the atrocities of the Holocaust. She became a refugee in 1938 and was interned in concentration camps from 1942 to 1945, including the in-

famous Auschwitz-Birkenau camp. She is a professor emerita of German literature at UNCCharlotte and maintains a busy schedule of talks and lectures in the United States and Europe. The combination American literature and history course is taught by instructors Sandie Barnhouse and Sherylle Smith. The course blends history textbooks and other materials with period literature and multiple guest lecturers. Students participate in book-club-type meetings and teach the rest of the

class through oral presentations. Each class also conducts a community service project. Past projects have included fundraising efforts for tsunami and hurricane victims, cleaning and grounds upkeep for a local hospice, and service to a women and children’s shelter. The event is open to the public. Reservations for seating can be made by contacting the instructors, Sandie Barnhouse, sandra.barnhouse @ or Sherylle Smith,

North Carolina forest fire destroys 2 houses, 3 mobile homes FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Two houses and three mobile homes were destroyed as a forest fire burned about 60 acres north of Fayetteville. The Fayetteville Observer reported that Saturday’s blaze started near Fort Bragg and burned a cluster of homes among a stand of pine trees.

North Carolina Forest Service ranger Andrew Snyder says 10 structures were threatened by flames and some folks were evacuated. No one was injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Snyder said whatever the starting point, the fire was fanned by low hu-

midity and winds of 10 to 15 mph in the early afternoon. Cumberland County Emergency Services deputy director Tim Mitchell says a couple of other smaller brush fires started in the same area over the afternoon, but no structures burned in those blazes.

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Bright Ideas grants available for 2011-12 school year 12 school year. Teachers can learn more about the program, find the application and an explanation about the process online at www. Interested educators can apply online beginning Friday, April 1. The electric cooperatives’ Bright Ideas program is the only one of its kind in the state exclusively for K-12 teachers who otherwise would lack the funds to implement these special class-

room-based projects. Grants of up to $2,000 are available through EnergyUnited. The deadline for teachers to submit an application is Friday, Sept. 23. Teachers who submit their application by the early-bird deadline on Monday, Aug. 15 will be entered in a drawing for a $500 Visa gift card. Last year, EnergyUnited granted nearly $39,000 to 25 classroom teachers throughout the 19-county North Car-

Records show agents improperly used database RALEIGH (AP) — Two high-ranking state police agents violated policy by accessing state and federal criminal databases for personal reasons, The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Sunday. The newspaper said audits of database usage it obtained through the state’s open records law showed improper access of the Division of Criminal Information network. “Abusing the system is a gross misuse of power and position,” said Frank Perry, a retired FBI agent. “It is publicly owned information and misuse would get an FBI agent fired on the first offense.” Records show one man at the SBI conducted searches on his ex-wife, her new husband, her co-workers and the wife of another SBI agent, among others. The agent lost his access to the network in February 2009 and retired month later, SBI Director Greg McLeod said. Records show another SBI agent used it to track a case involving her stepson through the courts. She apparently has not been disciplined. McLeod said the SBI couldn’t find any record of the female agent’s use of the network and he had heard nothing about it until he was contacted by the newspaper last week. The database is supposed to be used by officers in the field, in potentially dangerous

situations, such as traffic stops or serving warrants, to let them know what kind of record the person they are dealing with has. It includes information from municipal, state and federal courts as well as driver’s license records. Records show that local officers have been fired for improperly accessing the database. In one case, SBI auditors in March 2007 said they found the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office in compliance. But six weeks later, an FBI auditor found that a domestic violence coordinator had accessed the records of an inmate who was a friend of hers and gave him the report. Her supervisor, who had also accessed the system for personal reasons, said she would take care of it. Both women were fired. “You don’t use DCI information for personal reasons,” Alamance Sheriff Terry Johnson said. “I had no problem sending them packing.” McLeod said he thinks his agency’s auditors were doing a good job of finding misuse of the system and were performing about as well as other states. “There’s always room for improvement,” he said. One issue is that an advisory board led by an SBI representative is supposed to meet twice year. McLeod said Friday it had not met since 1997.

The SBI has been under scrutiny for the past year after questions were raised about mistakes by its crime lab that have led to people being exonerated years after their convictions.

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Dear Amy: Our son was an addict (drugs and alcohol) for many years, starting in high school. We never suspected his problem until he hit rock bottom. Through counseling, support and prayers from his family, he has beaten ASK his habit and AMY seems normal and happy. He’s in his early 30s and has held a good, prestigious job for 10 years now. When he visits us he is always his old self — an outgoing, funny, loving young man. We live several hours away from him. In his last visit he went with us to a reception where wine samples and crackers were offered. He has never been tempted to try liquor (at least not in our presence), but this time I saw him sampling some wine. He seemed very casual while doing it and was talking to other people. I have always heard that a recovering addict can never tempt him/herself with even a little taste of alcohol, and I’ve been worrying about this ever since the incident happened. When he visits us, he insists it’s OK for us to have a glass of wine with dinner if we so desire. We rarely do. He only drinks soft drinks around us. Am I worrying needlessly? Should I bring this up to my son or husband or let it go in the hope that he’s not in danger of going back onto a road long abandoned? Thank you for any advice. — Worried Mother in Texas

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BY MICHELLE CONDRA-PECK During elementary school, I would get off the school bus and go to my grandparent's house. Our driveway was an extension of theirs so we saw them every day. My Papa would always be sitting in his rocking chair by the big picture window watching for us and reading his newspaper. My Nana always had a cold glass of fresh milk and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich waiting on me. I would curl up in the big recliner in the corner of the living room and eat my sandwich while watching cartoons. During junior high I didn’t stop there as much after school because my parents made me work more to help out around the house and the farm. Also, I was going through that teenage angst where everyone got on my nerves by talking to me. Oh, the drama! My sisters and I would go back and forth between my grandparent’s house and our house so much that we had worn a path. The path veered off my grandparent’s sidewalk and diagonally across their yard. It ran past the huge boxwood and approached the giant black walnut tree. There, it made a sharp left and ran across the crest of a hill along the edge of the garden. Walking through the garden

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was taboo. The two houses are probably fifty I would walk past the tree like it was just yards apart, but the necessity of skirting the another tree while they ran. I would resist the garden made the trip considerably longer. temptation to panic for as long as I could. The hair would stand up on the back of my neck We were terrified of the black walnut tree. and I would get goose bumps. When I couldThat’s where the “boogie man” lived. My oldn’t stand it any longer and my friends and siser sister said the small man off “Chitty Chitters were in the house where they couldn’t see ty Bang Bang” that went around collecting all me, I would set a land speed record for the the children lived behind the walnut tree. I safety of the porch light. Any kid knows a light neglected to ask my younger sister what she will sear the skin of flesh eating monsters and pictured there, but I’m sure it had green slimy make them skulk back to the depths from skin and red glowing eyes. I knew that one which they sprang. night something was going to jump out and grab me as I ran past. The trip home after dark required some preparation. First, we would call our parents to be sure the porch light was on. Then we would make sure all the outside lights were on at our grandparent’s house. I would always start down the path with trepidation... barely trotting along. As I reached the tree I would slow down and screw up my courage. I would listen for the sounds of anything lying in wait for me. Then I would bolt for my parent’s house. I ran like the devil was on my heels. Of course, when my sisters were with me or friends were with me I was completely nonchalant, but secretly terrified. I would pretend the tree was not the haven of some hideous, flesh eating monster who liked to clean between his teeth with the bones of small children.

As I got older, the tree began to lose its mystery. Now, my mother lives in the house where my grandparents lived. My younger sister, her husband and their two kids live in the house I grew up in. I’m happy to report that there is still a path between my sister’s house and my mother’s house. The black walnut tree is still there and still alive. We picnic under the tree and the kids have walnut wars just like we did when we were growing up. The path no longer runs past the big walnut tree though. I wonder why?

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DOWN FROM 1a But, Honeycutt said, there’s still a lot to be overcome in the world outside their playground and classrooms. First of all, those stereotypes that young kids at Partners In Learning may never learn are still out there among other children and adults. Left unchecked, they lead to bullying and harassment. Honeycutt said language has power in this situation. The children without disabilities aren’t “normal” kids. They are “typical children.” And Deborah Howell, assistant director of Partners In Learning, gets angry when she hears a person describe something, or someone, as “retarded.” “That word is not used in my house,” Howell said. “It shouldn’t be used anywhere.” For parents of children with Down syndrome, Howell said, learning about their baby’s condition is easier than with some types of disabilities. There are clear signs of the condition at birth, enabling them to get help right away. But beyond understanding the medical challenges lies the challenge of raising that child in the years ahead.

HONOR FROM 1a nisced about going to Spencer with her grandfather and playing on one of the locomotives. “There are a lot of old railroad stories, and he loves to share them,” Riddle said. “We have this lovely man who spoiled us extremely rotten.” In addition to his years of service to Norfolk Southern, Hardister also had a part in Rowan County history. He was one of the first local men drafted for service in World War II. Hardister told the story of how he went back to work after lunch and found a Salis-

Howell said many child care centers aren’t equipped to deal with kids who, at age 4 or 5, still require the care given to toddlers. “There are a variety of challenges,” said Katherine Generaux, community inclusion director. Her job is to work with organizations in the community to train teachers and caregivers, helping them give kids with disabilities the support they need. “Some facilities are better equipped, and their personnel are better trained,” Generaux said. Some child care centers say they simply can’t take on children with Down syndrome, Howell said. “They walk later. They talk later. They’re potty trained later,” Howell said. Generaux goes into the community to try to develop strategies for including children with disabilities, for making those care and educational options available. Honeycutt said Partners In Learning provides avenues to a lot of the services that kids with disabilities might need. Down the hall from her office, kids’ books line shelves in the center’s library. Also on those shelves are books and resources for parents and caregivers, including books on Down syndrome. “We’ll do whatever it takes

to be able to meet a child’s needs,” she said. But it takes time to help parents faced with these needs to adjust. And there are still challenges in getting some caregivers and educators to adopt inclusive strategies. “It’s the facilities and, I’ve got to say it, the attitudes,” Honeycutt said. “It is the attitude of ‘We can make this work’ versus the attitude of ‘I don’t need the extra work,’ ” she said. Beyond that, there is another serious challenge faced by Partners In Learning and similar agencies: funding. It takes money to train teachers, money to provide equipment like changing tables, money to hire and retain therapists. “Some of the Smart Start money we get covers teacher salaries and benefits,” Honeycutt said. And teachers are not well paid compared to other professions, and they work long hours. Fewer teachers would mean less assistance in developing ways to keep kids like Jacob in regular classrooms, and less help giving teachers the support they need to make that work. “We try to level the playing ground,” Honeycutt said. “We want them to get the best possible care.” But the economy is just an-

bury Post photographer waiting for him there, and news already spreading that his number had come up. Barbara Hardister Mitchell was married to Hardister’s son, the late Jay Hardister. “(J.C.) is my father-in-law, and always will be,” she said. She told of how she and Jay used to meet the elder Hardister when J.C. was traveling back and forth to Atlanta on railroad business. “He’s the epitome of a great man,” Mitchell said. In addition to his pin and a certificate honoring his years of membership, Sabol and other members gave Hardister gifts from Norfolk Southern and the union.

They also invited him to come and visit the workers at the Charlotte roadway shop — carrying on the work that Hardister himself used to do. Kehoe said that the current economy has left many workers in low spirits. He said that’s why the union wanted to be sure to honor Hardister, whose years of service exemplify dedication. For Hardister himself, the afternoon meant smiles and warm memories of those years working for the railroad. “I didn’t realize what a wonderful time I had until after I retired,” he said. Contact Hugh Fisher via the editor’s desk at 704-7974244.

other factor making that harder to do. Still, Honeycutt said, helping children with Down syndrome at an early age is a necessity.“Remediation (later in life) is valuable, but by then they’ve lost their potential,” Honeycutt said. Not just the potential to learn more quickly, but perhaps even the potential for kids like Jacob to be able to go further in education, to have a job, to be self-sufficient. And that’s a big concern for Linda and Tommy Hawkins. Outside of the classroom where Jacob is celebrating his good-luck party, his grandmother said she knows she won’t always be there for him. “He’s wonderful,” she said. “He’s grown so much, he’s come so far.” Contact Hugh Fisher via the editor’s desk at 704-7974244.


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A day to celebrate some unique individuals BY JILL WAGONER For the Salisbury Post

oday we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. How many people can that possibly affect, you may ask? Actually, about one out of every 800 babies born. On March 21, Down syndrome organizations throughout the world participate in events to raise public awareness. The date was chosen to signify the uniqueness of Down syndrome in the triplication of the 21st (trisomy) chromosome. Today we celebrate those individuals born with an extra chromosome, or “designer genes,” as some parents like to say. We celebrate the fact that they are more like their peers than they are different from them. Down syndrome is not a reason to pity or feel uncomfortable around a person or family. A person with Down syndrome typically has some delays in the areas of gross and fine motor skills, speech and cognitive development; however, just like all of us, capabilities


and skills vary from person to person. Today we take time to create awareness about the fact that these individuals are really not that different from you or me. Babies with Down syndrome need to be fed, changed, held and loved. Toddlers with Down syndrome enjoy playing and go through their “terrible twos.” Children with Down syndrome ride bikes, go to school and participate in Scouts, dance and sports. Adolescents with Down syndrome rebel against their parents and have raging hormones. Teenagers with Down syndrome go to high school and begin determining their future path, be that vocational school, a job or, for some, college. Adults with Down syndrome have careers, participate in religious communities, fall in love, get married and live

long, happy lives. So today we celebrate. We celebrate my son, who is a vibrant, red-headed toddler with almond-shaped blue eyes filled with curiosity, hope and determination. Like the other children in his class, he likes bubbles, swimming, pulling his socks off, and a long list of typical toddler activities of mischief. Today we celebrate the members of our community who have Down syndrome, but who also have dreams, interests, jobs, family and friends. We also celebrate the organizations that serve and support these individuals. Organizations like Smart Start Rowan, which funds and supports early intervention programs; Partners in Learning Child Development & Family Resource Center, which houses an inclusive program for chil-

dren with special needs and provides therapy services to children in our community; and the Child Development Service Agency, which provides family support and services to developmentally delayed children ages birth to 3. We celebrate special education teachers all over Rowan County who are caring and creative. We celebrate the ARC of Rowan, which provides programming and services to individuals and families, and Rowan Vocational Opportunities, which provides a program for individuals to develop job and life skills that will lead to employment within the community. The clinical literature and attitudes of yesterday about Down syndrome are fading, and emerging is a new day where unique individuality is valued and people understand that individuals with Down syndrome are valuable members of schools, work forces and the community at large. In my experience, when you talk to a family with a loved one with Down syndrome they will tell you

Jill and Price Wagoner live in Salisbury with their 18-monthold son, Cooper, who has Down syndrome and attends Partners in Learning Child Development & Family Resource Center. Visit their blog at they have no regrets. Their journey has been richer, the color palette on the horizon somehow more brilliant than those whose lives have not been touched by such an experience. For me, thus far in our 18-month journey, I have

learned that true faith does not disappoint, love never fails and to take nothing for granted. So today I celebrate my son, Cooper, and all people with Down syndrome, and I ask you to celebrate with us today and every day.

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LETTERS No wonder governments are in such bad shape No wonder our government is broke! I was shocked and saddened when I saw what our government employees are being paid. There is a fundamental error in your argument that, if other counties are paying people this amount, then we have to as well to compete. The fallacy is simply this. State and local governments should not be in competition against each other. I am an American, and I am not in competition against people in Tennessee, or Cabarrus county for that matter. What binds us together is the fact that we are all Americans. It is not the government’s job to take my tax dollars and compete against other Americans by saying that we must pay government employees more money to get the most qualified workers. This practice is reserved for the private sector by definition. The result of this is the robbing the taxpayers of this county, as well as this country, because other people are doing it. You can never justify bad behavior by other bad behavior. How can you justify these salaries paid to government employees, with first-class benefit packages, while the the taxpayers are struggling just to find work and merely survive in this economy? I know of no private employee who enjoys benefits anywhere equivalent to what government employees receive. What is wrong with this picture? Just look at Wisconsin. Once you open the can of worms that governments should compete against each other, whether they be state, county, or local, you have gone down a slippery slope that leads to destruction. The casualty of the mistake is the taxpayers of this country. If Rowan County wants to compete for people by offering them taxpayer money in larger and larger amounts,



my children with me. I have their safety to think about every second I am on the road. and this is making it Letters should be limited to 300 much more difficult for me. words and include the writer’s name, The perception is that it is mainly address and daytime phone number. teenagers. That is not the case in Letters may be edited for clarity and what I have witnessed. The majority length. Limit one letter each 14 days. of the people I see doing this are business professionals. Many times I Write Letters to the Editor, Salisbury wonder whether drinking and driving Post, P.O. Box 4639, Salisbury, NC is my enemy this day and age, or tex28145-4639. E-mail address: letters@ ting while driving. I am a member of a mom’s support network, Central Piedmont Mommies. We are urging then we all lose. It is divisive and the everyone to make this April Fool’s Day a national “Only Fools Text and end result is bankruptcy. — Wayne Drye Drive Day,” encouraging the nation Salisbury to drive with their lights on that day to increase awareness. I think this is a phenomenal idea. I hope our entire community will get In reference to the March 18 wine behind this and help show our suptasting/tour article: port. There is also a video from our When these folks are traveling the kids’ point of view. I would encourage wine tasting/tour from one winery to everyone to watch it. It really makes the next, do they travel under the in- you stop and think. You can watch the fluence or use a designated driver? video here If you read a wine label, it says it .com/watch?v=bVhVAxsTBwk or by contains alcohol. It’s against the law going to YouTube and searching “theto drink and drive in North Carolina. mommiesnetwork texting and drivMaybe law enforcement should douing.” Please help spread the word so ble their efforts in the “Booze it and that this doesn’t become another stalose it” campaign along this winetistic. — Sandy Deal tasting tour. Salisbury — Brenda Stiller

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eynolds Price would not like what the 2010 census shows about North Carolina. The great writer and Duke professor, who died in January, had a thing about our state’s small towns. His last book, “Ardent Spirits,” was a memoir of his time as a Rhodes Scholar in England and his early teaching years at Duke. Even far away from his growing up years in Macon, a town in rural Warren County, he reached back D.G. there to help MARTIN define who he was and to give him the setting for his first and bestknown novel, “A Long and Happy Life,” published in 1962. The new census numbers show that North Carolina’s urban counties are eating up the rural counties that surround them. Formerly rural Union County has traded its smalltown character for intense suburban developments that make it indistinguishable from adjoining Mecklenburg. Much of Johnston County now looks like the Wake County suburbs of Raleigh. Price got me thinking about the importance of small towns back in 1989 when he gave a talk about the importance of memories to good writing. Memories develop alongside the connections of extended families and stable surrounding communities. He brought home his point by saying, “That couldn’t happen if you moved every three years.” Here is what I wrote in response: “Our memories are our treasures. They are who we are. Looking backwards, some of us see our parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents, cousins, long time friends, teachers, preachers and the places we knew them — home, church, school, stores and fields. Those people and places of growing up define us. They are our anchors. They are our foundations. They are our roots. At least they are if we have those memories— if we remember where we grew up.” But fewer and fewer of us know where we are from. The average American moves

every three years. You can’t let your roots grow too deep if you move that often. If you move every three years and live in a new neighborhood where everybody else is new, Price said, you are not going to have the same kind of memories as those who grew up in one place. Does it make a difference? I think it does. I can’t prove it, but look around at the people who are making a difference in North Carolina — the best business leaders, our best political leaders, our best teachers and writers. Don’t a disproportionate number of them come from small towns and farms? What explains their success in the development of leaders for the rest of us? Some big city snobs would say that these leaders have had to overcome their culturally deprived backgrounds. Look at the small towns, they say, and see nothing happening, backward schools, no theaters, no big libraries, no big time sports. Nothing there? Nothing but the stable nurturing that creates the self- defining memories that Reynolds Price talked about. North Carolina’s small towns and rural communities are the state’s “people estuaries.” Estuaries are those protected brackish waters along our coast, which, with the marshes, swamps and backwaters, are the most efficient producers of food in the state. They are a critical link in our food chain. We often think of those areas as underdeveloped swamps. But they are irreplaceable treasures where the richness and stability of life make for one of the earth’s most productive ecosystems. Reynolds Price was right. Those nurturing memories that the small towns make possible are important in giving people a sense of who they are. People who have a sense of who they are become better equipped to lead, which may explain why small towns are so successful in producing so many of North Carolina leaders. These small towns are our "people estuaries.” • • • D.G. Martin hosts UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Bookwatch,” which is taking a vacation during UNC-TV’s fundraising festival and will return to the air on Sunday, Apr. 3, at 5 p.m.


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NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T Inc. said Sunday it will buy TMobile USA from Deutsche Telekom AG in a cash-andstock deal valued at $39 billion that would make it the largest cellphone company in the U.S. The deal would reduce the number of wireless carriers with national coverage from four to three, and is sure to face close regulatory scrutiny. It also removes a potential partner for Sprint Nextel Corp., the struggling No. 3 carrier, which had been in talks to combine with T-Mobile USA, according to Wall Street Journal reports. AT&T is now the country’s second-largest wireless carrier and T-Mobile USA is the fourth largest. The acquisition would give AT&T 129 million subscribers, vaulting it past Verizon Wireless’ 102 million. The combined company would serve about 43 percent of U.S. cellphones. For T-Mobile USA’s 33.7 million subscribers, the news doesn’t immediately change anything. Because of the long regulatory process, AT&T expects the acquisition to take a year to close. But when and if it closes, T-Mobile USA customers would get access to

More online sales could be taxed however, because most e-commerce sales are from one business to another. The tax revenue would only be one plug in the states’ budget holes. The total gap is expected to reach $112 billion in the fiscal year that begins in July, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a policy-research organization. The states are getting extra prodding from brick-andmortar retailers, which have long thought it unfair that online retailers could essentially give customers better deals by not collecting sales taxes. Online retailers such as and Inc. disagree with the states’ actions, and they’re fighting back. After Illinois passed its law, Amazon and Overstock said they would dump their affiliates in that state — Amazon on April 15, and Overstock on May 1. Online retailers earlier dropped affiliates in several states that are now requiring them to collect taxes. Rebecca Madigan, executive director of California-based Performance Marketing Association, said those affiliates then saw 25 percent to 30 percent declines in revenue. The strategy of cutting off affiliates might also backfire against Amazon and its competitors online. Bricks-and-mortar retailers such as Walmart and Barnes & Noble Inc. have been recruiting affiliates being abandoned by Amazon and others. That means sales could go to these companies instead.

Woman charged in fatal fire at day care returns to US HOUSTON (AP) — A woman accused of fleeing the country after a fire at her Texas day care center killed four children began her trip back to the United States on Sunday to face manslaughter and other charges, a congresswoman said. Jessica Tata, 22, departed Lagos, Nigeria, Sunday and officials hoped she would be back in Houston within 24 hours, U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston said in a statement issued Sunday. Authorities believe Tata fled to Nigeria two days after a Feb. 24 fire at her home day care center in Houston killed four children and hurt three others. Tata has been charged with manslaughter, injury to a child and child abandonment amid accusations that she left the youngsters alone at her home day care center while she shopped at a nearby store. Authorities believe the fire was ignited by a stove top burner that had been left on. “I thank Ms. Tata and her family for coming together and helping her to make the right decision,” Lee, D-Texas, said. “I am glad she decided to make the right decision, which is to return to this country of which she is a citizen in order to face the charges against her.”

The U.S. Marshals Service declined to provide details of the fugitive’s return itinerary. “It is the policy of the U.S. Marshals to not comment on prisoner movements until they are complete,” said spokesman Jeff Carter. Fire investigators have said they received a tip that Tata, a Nigerian-born U.S. citizen, had relatives in Nigeria and might flee. In her Sunday statement, Lee expressed thanks to the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria. “I want to emphasize that all of the U.S. officials, including the State Department, were continuously attentive to this matter,” she said. “I am also expressing my appreciation to the cooperative Nigerian officials.” A person answering a telephone call to Ron Tata of Houston, Jessica Tata’s brother, hung up Sunday. However, the brother said Saturday that relatives in Nigeria had informed him early that day that his sister had turned herself in to the U.S. Consulate. “She just felt really, really, really bad about the whole situation, especially for the families. It would be the right thing to do,” he said. Donna Hawkins, spokeswoman for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, declined to comment on Tata’s

return. News of Tata’s return was bittersweet to Emmanuel Kajoh of the Houston suburb of Cypress, whose daughter Elizabeth died in the fire. “I buried my daughter and I want to move on,” he said. Tata’s return “will not bring back my daughter. I’m moving on, trying to heal the wound, and that’s why I don’t really want to talk much about it. The U.S. Marshals Service, which was leading the search for Tata, had put the woman on its list of the 15 most wanted fugitives and offered a reward of up to $25,000. The Marshals Service offered no indication Sunday of whether the reward had been claimed or would be paid. Interpol, the international police agency, also had alerted its member countries, including Nigeria, that she was being sought by the United States.


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have no traditional operations there. States backing these laws argue that a retailer has a physical presence when it uses affiliates — people and businesses that refer customers to the retailer’s website and collect a commission on sales. These affiliates range from one-person blogs promoting the latest gadgets to companies that run coupon and deal sites. Illinois passed a law this month requiring Internet companies with affiliates in that state to collect taxes on sales to Illinois customers. In Vermont and Arkansas, similar bills scored initial legislative victories in recent weeks. New York, North Carolina and Rhode Island have already adopted similar laws. In Colorado, a law requires online retailers to either collect the tax or send customers an annual notice letting them know how much they owe their state. Retailers would also have to report that to Colorado officials. Several other states including Arizona, Massachusetts and California are considering passing their own flavor of online sales tax collection legislation. California lawmakers had passed a bill in 2009, but the governor vetoed it. It’s not known exactly how much in uncollected taxes is due to states from online sales, but a 2009 study from the University of Tennessee estimated that it could total $10.14 billion this year, assuming total e-commerce sales of $3.49 trillion. Only a fraction of this owed tax would result from consumer purchases,


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tax-free shopping is under threat for many online shoppers as states, including North Carolina, facing widening budget gaps increasingly pressure Inc. and other Internet retailers to start collecting sales taxes from their residents. Billions of dollars are at stake as a growing number of states look for ways to generate more revenue without violating a 1992 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that prohibits a state from forcing businesses to collect sales taxes unless the business has a physical presence, such as a store, in that state. States are trying to get around that restriction by passing laws that broaden the definition of a physical presence. Retailers are resisting being deputized as tax collectors. Until recently, the Supreme Court ruling has meant that Wal-Mart Stores Inc., based in Bentonville, Ark., would collect taxes from shoppers in all states with sales taxes, whether those shoppers buy items on or off the Web, because it has stores nationwide. But Amazon, based in Seattle, wouldn’t collect taxes from Floridians because it doesn’t have a presence there. Although in such cases, shoppers in Florida are supposed to pay the tax directly to their state, few actually do. With the new laws, those living in Evanston, Ill., or Providence, R.I., can no longer expect to avoid paying taxes when shopping online even though Amazon and others

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Yemen’s president suffers setback SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The U.S.-backed president of Yemen suffered a devastating political blow on Sunday when his own powerful tribe demanded his resignation, joining religious leaders, young people and the country’s traditional opposition in calls for an end to his three decades in power. Massive crowds flooded cities and towns around the impoverished and volatile nation, screaming in grief and anger as they mourned dozens of protesters killed Friday when President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s security forces opened fire from rooftops on a demonstration in the capital. Experts said that Saleh, who has cooperated closely with U.S. military operations against his country’s branch of al-Qaida, had lost the support of every major power base in Yemen except the military. Many said he would now be forced to choose between stepping down and confronting demonstrators with even deadlier force.

Egyptians vote for constitutional change CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian voters overwhelmingly approved changes in the constitution, opening the way for parliamentary and presidential elections within months, according to final results from a landmark referendum announced Sunday. Opponents fear the swift timetable could boost the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood and members of the former ruling party. The Brotherhood had campaigned heavily for a “yes” vote in the referendum. Critics say that since it and the former ruling party are the best organized political forces in the country, they stand to gain the most in an early election — which will bring in Egypt’s first democratically elected government to replace the regime of ousted President Hosni Mubarak. The results are likely to open a frenzied campaign season, with liberal pro-democracy forces scrambling to put together political parties to contest the upcoming races. Shady Ghazali, one of the organizers of the protests that forced Mubarak out after 18 days, said the youth coalition that led the demonstrations is discussing putting forward a national list of candidates for the parliamentary elections under its name. The parliamentary and presidential elections are key because the next legislature and government are to lead the process of wider change, including likely drawing up a new constitution. Many of those who led the wave of popular protests that ousted Mubarak on Feb. 11 want a radically new document that would break the total hold that the presidency held over gov-

ernment during Mubarak’s rule. They worry that the Brotherhood or former ruling party could dominate the process.

Obama touts Brazil as democratic model RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Immersing himself in Brazil’s poverty and pride, President Barack Obama on Sunday held up the South American nation as a model of democratic change in a time of uprisings and crackdowns across the Arab world and yet another war front for the United States. From Rio’s glamorous beaches to a notorious slum to an elegant theater, Obama glimpsed the city’s cultural extremes and offered the kind of personal engagement that can pay political dividends for years. Less than one day after announcing U.S. military strikes against Libya’s government, Obama made time to kick a soccer ball around with kids in a shantytown. The competing stories of Obama’s itinerary — a war front in Africa, an economic commitment to South America — divided his time in incongruous ways. By morning, he spoke with his security team about the international assault against Moammar Gadhafi’s defenses; by night, he was to stand atop a mountain and admire Rio’s world famous statue of Jesus. Meanwhile, U.S. warplanes pounded faraway Libya. It was all summed up by one image: Obama, adeptly juggling a soccer ball, as his aides helped him juggle his agenda.

of the level of a chest X-ray. In all cases, the government said the radiation levels were too small to pose an immediate health risk. But Taiwan seized a batch of fava beans from Japan found with faint — and legal — amounts of iodine and cesium. All six of the nuclear complex’s reactor units saw trouble after the disasters knocked out cooling systems. In a small advance, the plant’s operator declared Units 5 and 6 — the least troublesome — under control after their nuclear fuel storage pools cooled to safe levels. Progress was made to reconnect two other units to the electric grid and in pumping seawater to cool another reactor and replenish it and a sixth reactor’s storage pools. But the buildup in pressure inside the vessel holding Unit 3’s reactor presented some danger, forcing officials to consider venting. The tactic produced explosions of radioactive gas during the early days of the crisis. Nuclear safety officials said one of the options could

release a cloud dense with iodine as well as the radioactive elements krypton and xenon. The plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co., temporarily suspended the plans Sunday after it said the pressure inside the reactor stopped climbing, though staying at a high level. “It has stabilized,” Tokyo Electric manager Hikaru Kuroda told reporters. Kuroda, who said temperatures inside the reactor reached 572 degrees Fahrenheit, said the option to release the highly radioactive gas inap photo side is still under consideraa man carries a family photo rescued from his home. tion if pressure rises.

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third unit’s reactor, meaning plant operators may need to deliberately release radioactive steam. That has only added to public anxiety over radiation that began leaking from the plant after a monstrous earthquake and tsunami devastated northeastern Japan on March 11 and left the plant unstable. As day broke today, Japan’s military resumed dousing of the complex’s troubled Unit 4. The safety of food and water was of particular concern. The government halted shipments of spinach from one area and raw milk from another near the nuclear plant after tests found iodine exceeded safety limits. But the contamination spread to spinach in three other prefectures and to more vegetables — canola and chrysanthemum greens. Tokyo’s tap water, where iodine turned up Friday, now has cesium. Rain and dust are also tainted. The Health Ministry also advised Iitate, a village of 6,000 people about 19 miles northwest of the Fukushima plant, not to drink tap water due to elevated levels of iodine. Ministry spokesman Takayuki Matsuda said iodine three times the normal level was detected there — about 1⁄26

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FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Japanese officials reported progress Sunday in their battle to gain control over a leaking, tsunami-stricken nuclear complex, though the crisis was far from over, with the discovery of more radiationtainted vegetables and tap water adding to public fears about contaminated food and drink. The announcement by Japan’s Health Ministry late Sunday that tests had detected excess amounts of radioactive elements on canola and chrysanthemum greens marked a low moment in a day that had been peppered with bits of positive news: First, a teenager and his grandmother were found alive nine days after being trapped in their earthquake-shattered home. Then, the operator of the overheated nuclear plant said two of the six reactor units were safely cooled down. “We consider that now we have come to a situation where we are very close to getting the situation under control,” Deputy Cabinet Secretary Tetsuro Fukuyama said. Still, serious problems remained at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex. Pressure unexpectedly rose in a


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Wyclef Jean says he was grazed by bullet PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Musician Wyclef Jean said Sunday that a bullet grazed his hand as he stepped out of a car to make a telephone call, but he said he was only slightly injured. Jean, who has been in Haiti helping the presidential campaign of his friend and fellow musician Michel “Sweet Micky” Martelly, said the bullet grazed him late Saturday night as he stepped out of his car in the Delmas section of the capital, Port-au-Prince, to make a call on his cellphone. “The way I can explain it is that the bullet grazed me in my right hand,” Jean told the Associated Press in a telephone interview. “I heard blow, blow, blow and I just looked at my hand.” Jean, who was with a driver and the Haitian hip-hop singer FanFan at the time, said he doesn’t know who fired the shots, or whether they were directed at him. He said he got out of the car to have a private conversation that FanFan would not overhear. He heard the shots and looked down to see blood on his shirt and sneakers.

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A triumphant Kyle Busch points at the pit crew that helped him win at Bristol.

BRISTOL, Tenn. — The situation was perfect for Carl Edwards to issue some payback on Kyle Busch. Instead, Edwards passed on a chance to knock Busch out of the lead over the closing laps at Bristol Motor Speedway. As Busch pulled away for Sunday’s win — his fifthstraight dating back to last August at the Tennessee track — Edwards regretted not racing harder to potentially steal the victory. The two have a history at Bristol, and Edwards is still smarting from contact last month at Phoenix that he believed wrecked a car capable of winning the race.

“I told him after Phoenix that I still owe him one, but I’ll save it up,” Edwards said. “I thought I’d be able to race with him harder for those last 15 to 20 laps, but he took off and I just couldn’t get back to him to race. If I would have known that was the only shot I was going to have, I might have raced a little harder.” That Edwards considered revenge was a surprise to Busch, who seemed mystified that Edwards could be holding any sort of grudge against him. “I have no idea what I’m owed from, you’d have to ask Carl,” Busch said, later adding when asked specifically about Phoenix, “Carl says what Carl says. I don’t know. And when and where it comes, I do not

know.” It didn’t come Sunday after Busch beat Edwards and Jimmie Johnson off pit road following the final pit stops. It gave him the lead and ability to hold them off over the final 60 laps. The racing at the start of each restart was intense, but Busch consistently pulled away from Edwards to prevent any real challenge for the win. “I was trying to drive away from him so he wouldn’t have the opportunity to get to me,” Busch said of his strategy with Edwards. “When he got to me that one time, I’m like ‘Oh, man. That was your shot. Nice try. You didn’t get it done.’ I just thought, man, if I

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Heels, Devils make Sweet 16 Duke hangs on against underdog Michigan for Coach K’s 900th win

UNC holds off Huskies

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CHARLOTTE — North Carolina’s UNC 86 R o y Washington 83 W i l l i a m s woke up Sunday morning feeling ill. The Hall of Fame coach then had to endure one stomach-turning play after another in a dramatic and confusing finish that left the Tar Heels in a familiar spot: the NCAA tournament’s round of 16. Tyler Zeller scored 23 points, Harrison Barnes added 22 and North Carolina survived a closing minute that included numerous questionable calls to beat Washington 86-83 in the East region. The Tar Heels are into the second weekend for a record 24th time. “I told the kids to take care of the old man and they did a good job,” Williams said. “I feel a heck of a lot better now.” Rallying from deficits of 11 points in the first half and five in the second, the secondseeded Tar Heels (28-7) went ahead for good on Barnes’ 3pointer with 4:06 left. But they needed two late free throws from Dexter Strickland and two defensive stops in the final second to advance to play the SyracuseMarquette winner Friday in Newark, N.J. “For our lack of experience,” Barnes said, “we make up for that with heart.” Terrence Ross scored 19 points and Matthew BryanAmaning added 14 for the seventh-seeded Huskies (24-11), who couldn’t overcome a subpar game from star Isaiah AssociAted Press

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CHARLOTTE — Duke is no stranger 73 to this situaDuke Michigan 71 tion: Facing an underdog with uncanny touch from 3-point range, one that’s racing downcourt in the closing seconds, scrambling for one last shot at some NCAA tournament magic. This time, it was Michigan’s turn to miss. Nolan Smith scored 24 points and the top-seeded Blue Devils held their breath as the Wolverines’ last shot clanged off the iron, sealing a 73-71 win Sunday that marked the 900th victory of coach Mike Krzyzewski’s Hall of Fame career. “The 900, it means that we’re advancing,” Krzyzewski said. “That’s the main thing.” Kyle Singler added 13 points for the Blue Devils (324), who shot 51 percent, never trailed in the second half and advanced to the round of 16 for the 12th time in 14 years. Next stop: Anaheim, Calif., for the West regional semifinals Thursday night. Parts of this game felt awfully familiar for Duke, which capped its run to the national championship last year with a dramatic two-point victory over Butler that wasn’t settled until Gordon Hayward’s halfcourt heave ricocheted off the glass and the iron at the buzzer. “We told our kids it would be like playing Butler in the national championship — a very similar, tough-minded, really, really good basketball team,” Krzyzewski said. “I’m proud of our effort and obvious ecstatic that we’re moving on.”

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duke’s ryan Kelly contests a shot in the paint. One key difference: The eighth-seeded Wolverines (2114) gave themselves a much cleaner look on their final shot. Michigan, which trailed by 15 with 10:51 to play, clawed within one point twice in the final 90 seconds before Smith missed a free throw with 8.7 seconds left to give the Wolverines one last chance. Darius Morris zipped downcourt and put up a runner in the lane with 2 seconds left, but the shot bounced off the back iron and the rebound went to Smith at the buzzer. Morris finished with 16 points to lead Michigan, which made seven 3-pointers — the most allowed by Duke in a month. Kyrie Irving and Ryan Kelly scored 11 points apiece for the Blue Devils, who won their eighth straight game in the NCAA tournament. “I don’t want to take this Duke jersey off. As simple as

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West wants to build off first win BY RONNIE GALLAGHER

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rightfielder Patrick Hampton hit a homer Friday.

MOUNT ULLA — Steven Wetmore wants to win more and proved it on Friday when he was the winning pitcher in a 21-6 victory at Statesville. It was the first win for West after nine losses, but coach Chad Parker hopes it becomes contagious. “We’ve put a lot of good things together and we’re improving,” Parker said. “We just have to put seven straight innings all together and get back to winning ballgames.” It has been an unusual beginning for the Fal- PARKER

cons. David Wright resigned early in the season and Parker took over. Parker, who coached at Statesville for years, started at West in August after being a head coach for 12 years. “I came over to be an assistant,” he said. “That was the mindset coming in. This was the first time I had been an assistant. I was enjoying my role.” Then Wright made his decision. “Coach Wright put a lot of tough thought into that decision,” Parker said. “He asked me if he ultimately went that way, would I be willing to take over. I told him, ‘Sure.’ “There was always a part of me wanting to be the guy making out the lineup and being the guy running the offense.”

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TV Sports Monday, March 21 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. ESPN — Preseason, Boston vs. Philadelphia, at Clearwater, Fla. MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — NIT, second round, Missouri State at Miami 9 p.m. ESPN — NIT, second round, New Mexico at Alabama 11:30 p.m. ESPN2 — NIT, second round, Oklahoma State at Washington State NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. VERSUS — Pittsburgh at Detroit WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — NCAA Division I tournament, second round, DePaul at Penn State; Marist at Duke; Marquette at Tennessee; Georgia Tech at Ohio State 9:30 p.m. ESPN2 — NCAA Division I tournament, second round,Temple vs. Notre Dame at Salt Lake City; St. John’s at Stanford; UCLA at Gonzaga; North Carolina vs. Kentucky at Albuquerque

Area schedule Monday, March 21 COLLEGE WOMEN’S TENNIS 2 p.m. Catawba at Lenoir-Rhyne COLLEGE MEN’S TENNIS 2 p.m. Catawba at Lenoir-Rhyne COLLEGE LACROSSE 7 p.m. Merrimack at Catawba PREP BASEBALL 6:30 p.m. Hopewell at NW Cabarrus (FCS) 7 p.m. Lexington at North Rowan Carson at South Rowan PREP SOFTBALL 4:15 p.m. South Rowan at Carson 4:30 p.m. Albemarle at Salisbury PREP GIRLS SOCCER 5 p.m. South Rowan at Lexington 6 p.m. Statesville at East Rowan 6:30 p.m. West Montgomery at North Rowan 7 p.m. Salisbury at Ledford Statesville at East Rowan PREP BOYS TENNIS 4 p.m. Central Davidson at Salisbury South Rowan at Statesville Carson at West Iredell North Iredell at Carson

College baseball Standings SAC SAC Overall Catawba 12-3 21-7 9-6 20-12 Wingate Lincoln Memorial 9-6 17-13 Tusculum 8-7 19-9 8-7 14-15 Newberry Carson-Newman 8-7 12-19 Mars Hill 7-8 14-18 7-8 13-17 Anderson Brevard 3-11 11-15 Lenoir-Rhyne 3-11 6-24 Tuesday’s games Lane at Tusculum Anderson at Limestone Mars Hill at King Lincoln Memorial at West Georgia Georgia C&S at Lenoir-Rhyne USC Aiken at Newberry West Virginia State at Wingate

ACC Atlantic ACC Overall Florida State 4-2 16-3 3-3 10-7 Clemson Boston College 2-4 8-9 Wake Forest 2-4 7-11 1-5 10-10 N.C. State Maryland 1-5 10-10 Coastal 6-0 17-4 Georgia Tech Miami 6-0 12-8 Virginia 5-1 19-2 4-2 18-3 North Carolina Duke 2-4 15-7 Virginia Tech 0-6 12-10 Tuesday’s games Virginia Tech at Liberty Towson at Virginia Boston College at Holy Cross Charlotte at Wake Forest Northwestern at N.C. State UNC Wilmington at North Carolina UCF at Miami Ohio at Duke Elon at Clemson Georgia Tech at Georgia

Prep baseball Standings 1A Yadkin Valley YVC Overall 6-0 7-2 South Stanly North Moore 4-0 6-1 Albemarle 3-2 4-2 3-2 3-4 West Montgomery North Rowan 2-2 3-2 East Montgomery 2-3 3-4 1-2 1-3 Chatham Central South Davidson 1-6 1-6 Gray Stone 0-5 0-5 Saturday’s game Fairmont 8, North Moore 7 Monday’s games South Stanly at North Moore Albemarle at West Stanly East Montgomery at Union Pines Lexington at North Rowan Tuesday’s games South Stanly at South Davidson Gray Stone at North Moore North Rowan at East Montgomery West Montgomery at Chatham Central Wednesday’s games South Davidson at Lexington Anson at West Montgomery Jordan-Matthews at Chatham Central

2A Central Carolina CCC Overall Central Davidson 0-0 3-2 West Davidson 0-0 4-3 Salisbury 0-0 2-3 East Davidson 0-0 3-5 Lexington 0-0 1-3 Thomasville 0-0 0-3 Saturday’s games Carson 5, Salisbury 0 SW Guilford 10, East Davidson 8 Tuesday’s games Central Davidson at Parkland Oak Ridge at Thomasville HP Andrews at West Davidson Wednesday’s games Forbush at Central Davidson Wheatmore at East Davidson Lexington at South Davidson West Rowan at Salisbury West Davidson at Starmount

3A North Piedmont NPC Overall South Rowan 3-0 5-2 East Rowan 2-0 6-1 Carson 3-1 5-4 West Iredell 2-2 3-3 West Rowan 1-3 1-9 Statesville 0-2 0-2 North Iredell 0-3 1-3 Saturday’s games Carson 5, Salisbury 0 South Rowan 9, A.L. Brown 4 Monday’s game Carson at South Rowan Tuesday’s games East Rowan at West Rowan Statesville at North Iredell Wednesday’s games Lake Norman at East Rowan A.L. Brown at Carson Alexander Central at Statesville West Rowan at Salisbury North Iredell at East Wilkes West Iredell at Davie

6-2 5-2 5-3 4-3 3-2 3-4 2-5 3-4

4A Central Piedmont CPC Overall Davie County 2-0 6-1 2-0 4-1 North Davidson Reagan 1-1 5-1 West Forsyth 1-1 5-2 0-2 2-4 R.J. Reynolds Mount Tabor 0-2 0-7 Monday’s game Atkins at Reagan Tuesday’s games West Forsyth at Reagan Mount Tabor at R.J. Reynolds North Davidson at Davie Wednesday’s game West Iredell at Davie ,

College hoops NCAA boxes

Duke 73, Michigan 71 MICHIGAN (21-14) Morgan 4-5 2-2 10, Novak 4-9 0-0 12, Douglass 1-4 0-1 2, Morris 7-14 2-2 16, Hardaway Jr. 5-12 4-4 15, Vogrich 0-1 0-0 0, Horford 1-1 1-1 3, McLimans 0-0 0-0 0, Smotrycz 5-7 1-1 13. Totals 27-53 10-11 71. DUKE (32-4) Ma. Plumlee 2-2 0-2 4, Singler 5-12 2-5 13, Mi. Plumlee 2-3 0-0 4, Smith 8-13 6-7 24, Curry 0-3 0-0 0, Irving 1-4 9-10 11, Dawkins 2-6 0-0 6, Kelly 5-6 1-1 11. Totals 25-49 18-25 73. Halftime—Duke 37-33. 3-Point Goals— Michigan 7-21 (Novak 4-9, Smotrycz 2-2, Hardaway Jr. 1-6, Vogrich 0-1, Morris 0-1, Douglass 0-2), Duke 5-20 (Smith 2-4, Dawkins 2-5, Singler 1-5, Kelly 0-1, Irving 02, Curry 0-3). Fouled Out—Smotrycz. Rebounds—Michigan 22 (Novak 5), Duke 33 (Singler 8). Assists—Michigan 13 (Morris 6), Duke 12 (Singler 4). Total Fouls—Michigan 23, Duke 18. A—18,329.

UNC 86, Washington 83 WASHINGTON (24-11) Bryan-Amaning 7-14 0-0 14, Holiday 2-6 0-0 4, N’Diaye 2-3 0-0 4, Thomas 5-15 2-2 12, Suggs 3-6 0-0 8, Overton 1-3 3-3 5, Wilcox 4-9 0-0 11, Ross 7-10 2-2 19, Gant 2-6 0-0 6. Totals 33-72 7-7 83. NORTH CAROLINA (28-7) Henson 4-12 2-5 10, Barnes 9-19 0-0 22, Zeller 8-14 7-7 23, Strickland 5-8 3-4 13, Marshall 3-6 6-7 13, McDonald 2-5 0-0 5, Watts 0-1 0-0 0, Knox 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 3166 18-23 86. Halftime—Washington 45-44. 3-Point Goals—Washington 10-19 (Wilcox 3-5, Ross 3-5, Gant 2-3, Suggs 2-4, Thomas 0-2), North Carolina 6-12 (Barnes 4-7, Marshall 1-2, McDonald 1-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Washington 40 (N’Diaye 11), North Carolina 37 (Henson 10). Assists—Washington 17 (Thomas 8), North Carolina 18 (Marshall 14). Total Fouls—Washington 20, North Carolina 9.

Ohio St. 98, G. Mason 66 GEORGE MASON (27-7) Morrison 3-6 0-0 6, Pearson 4-10 4-4 13, Tate 2-7 0-0 4, Long 5-7 2-3 16, Cornelius 3-7 0-0 8, Bennett 0-1 0-0 0, Allen 3-7 0-0 6, Arledge 2-2 0-0 4, Vaughns 0-2 0-0 0, Whack 1-2 0-0 3, Williams 3-9 0-0 6. Totals 26-60 6-7 66. OHIO ST. (34-2) Sullinger 7-10 4-6 18, Lighty 9-10 0-2 25, Lauderdale 3-4 0-1 6, Diebler 4-9 1-1 13, Buford 7-14 0-0 18, Thomas 3-7 0-0 7, Sibert 1-2 1-2 3, Craft 2-3 2-2 6, Days 0-0 1-2 1, Smith Jr. 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 36-59 10-18 98. Halftime—Ohio St. 52-26. 3-Point Goals— George Mason 8-18 (Long 4-6, Cornelius 24, Pearson 1-1, Whack 1-2, Vaughns 0-1, Williams 0-1, Tate 0-1, Allen 0-2), Ohio St. 1626 (Lighty 7-7, Buford 4-7, Diebler 4-8, Thomas 1-3, Sibert 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—George Mason 29 (Long 6), Ohio St. 33 (Sullinger 8). Assists—George Mason 13 (Pearson 4), Ohio St. 23 (Craft 15). Total Fouls—George Mason 17, Ohio St. 11.

Arizona 70, Texas 69 ARIZONA (29-7) Jones 0-6 0-0 0, Fogg 2-2 0-0 5, Williams 4-14 9-15 17, Perry 2-5 0-0 4, Hill 7-12 2-2 16, Natyazhko 0-1 0-0 0, Parrom 1-3 1-2 4, Mayes 6-7 0-0 16, Lavender 2-2 2-3 8, Horne 0-2 0-0 0, Jacobson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-54 14-22 70. TEXAS (28-8) Johnson 6-9 2-3 14, Hamilton 7-18 1-2 18, Balbay 1-1 1-2 3, Joseph 3-5 0-0 6, Thompson 1-4 1-2 3, Lucas 0-1 0-0 0, Brown 5-13 13-13 23, Wangmene 1-2 0-0 2, Hill 00 0-0 0. Totals 24-53 18-22 69. Halftime—Arizona 36-25. 3-Point Goals— Arizona 8-14 (Mayes 4-4, Lavender 2-2, Fogg 1-1, Parrom 1-2, Horne 0-1, Perry 0-1, Williams 0-3), Texas 3-11 (Hamilton 3-7, Lucas 0-1, Brown 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Arizona 32 (Williams 9), Texas 33 (Hamilton, Johnson, Thompson 6). Assists— Arizona 17 (Fogg 4), Texas 13 (Joseph 4). Total Fouls—Arizona 20, Texas 17.

Kansas 73, Illinois 59 ILLINOIS (20-14) Davis 8-16 1-1 17, Cole 1-1 1-2 3, Tisdale 4-14 4-4 13, Paul 2-6 0-0 5, McCamey 2-9 1-2 6, Richardson 6-14 0-0 15, Bertrand 00 0-0 0, Head 0-0 0-0 0, Leonard 0-0 0-0 0, Griffey 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-60 7-9 59. KANSAS (34-2) Mark. Morris 10-13 3-5 24, Marc. Morris 613 5-6 17, Taylor 4-6 4-5 13, Morningstar 2-5 0-0 5, Reed 1-7 3-4 6, Robinson 2-4 0-0 4, Johnson 1-3 0-0 2, Little 1-1 0-0 2, Releford 0-0 00 0, Selby 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-52 15-20 73. Halftime—Kansas 33-29. 3-Point Goals—Illinois 6-21 (Richardson 3-8, Paul 1-3, McCamey 1-5, Tisdale 1-5), Kansas 4-12 (Taylor 1-1, Mark. Morris 1-2, Morningstar 1-3, Reed 1-5, Johnson 0-1). Fouled Out—Davis. Rebounds—Illinois 31 (Tisdale 11), Kansas 36 (Marc. Morris, Mark. Morris 12). Assists—Illinois 16 (McCamey 7), Kansas 17 (Morningstar 6). Total Fouls—Illinois 18, Kansas 11. A—15,839.

Marquette 66, Syracuse 62 MARQUETTE (22-14) Williams 0-1 0-0 0, Butler 4-11 2-2 10, Otule 1-2 4-6 6, Johnson-Odom 7-15 0-0 17, Buycks 2-6 1-2 6, Blue 0-1 0-0 0, Cadougan 3-6 3-3 9, Fulce 0-1 0-0 0, Crowder 4-8 7-8 16, Gardner 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 21-51 19-23 66. SYRACUSE (27-8) Jackson 3-6 1-2 7, Joseph 5-7 2-2 12, Keita 0-0 0-0 0, Jardine 2-8 1-2 6, Triche 3-5 00 8, Waiters 8-10 1-1 18, Fair 2-3 0-0 4, Southerland 3-8 0-0 7, Melo 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-47 5-7 62. Halftime—Marquette 34-31. 3-Point Goals—Marquette 5-11 (Johnson-Odom 37, Buycks 1-1, Crowder 1-2, Butler 0-1), Syracuse 5-15 (Triche 2-3, Waiters 1-3, Southerland 1-4, Jardine 1-5). Fouled Out— Otule. Rebounds—Marquette 30 (Crowder 7), Syracuse 24 (Joseph 9). Assists—Marquette 15 (Johnson-Odom 4), Syracuse 11 (Jardine 6). Total Fouls—Marquette 13, Syracuse 21. A—20,164.

NIT Sunday, March 20 Wichita State 79, Virginia Tech 76, OT Kent State 72, Fairfield 68 Monday, March 21 Missouri State (26-8) at Miami (20-14), 7 p.m. New Mexico (22-12) at Alabama (22-11), 9 p.m. Oklahoma State (20-13) at Washington State (20-12), 11:30 p.m.

Sunday box Wichita St. 79, VT 76 (OT)

3A South Piedmont SPC

4-0 Robinson NW Cabarrus 3-1 Hickory Ridge 3-1 2-2 Mount Pleasant Central Cabarrus 2-2 Cox Mill 1-3 1-3 A.L. Brown Concord 0-4 Saturday’s game South Rowan 9, A.L. Brown 4 Monday’s game Hopewell at NW Cabarrus (FCS) Tuesday’s games Robinson at NW Cabarrus Cox Mill at A.L. Brown Concord at Central Cabarrus Hickory Ridge at Mount Pleasant Wednesday’s games North Meck at Robinson A.L. Brown at Carson


WICHITA ST. (26-8)


SCOREBOARD Ragland 5-12 1-2 13, Murry 6-10 1-2 15, Hatch 5-8 2-3 14, Blair 3-5 0-0 6, Durley 410 0-1 10, Ellis 1-3 0-0 2, Williams 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 2-6 0-0 5, Kyles 1-4 0-0 3, Stutz 45 3-4 11. Totals 31-63 7-12 79. VIRGINIA TECH (22-12) Green 5-12 5-6 17, Delaney 8-14 11-13 30, Allen 3-8 4-5 10, Bell 2-6 1-2 6, Davila 1-4 3-6 5, Griffin 0-0 0-0 0, Garland 0-1 0-0 0, Atkins 2-5 2-2 8, Debnam 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-50 26-34 76. Halftime—Virginia Tech 32-30. End Of Regulation—Tied 69. 3-Point Goals—Wichita St. 10-20 (Durley 2-2, Murry 2-3, Hatch 2-4, Ragland 2-4, Smith 1-3, Kyles 1-4), Virginia Tech 8-18 (Delaney 3-6, Atkins 2-3, Green 25, Bell 1-3, Allen 0-1). Fouled Out—Allen, Durley. Rebounds—Wichita St. 36 (Blair 10), Virginia Tech 30 (Allen 7). Assists—Wichita St. 18 (Blair, Murry, Ragland 4), Virginia Tech 10 (Bell, Delaney, Green 3). Total Fouls—Wichita St. 23, Virginia Tech 16. A—4,382.

VCU 94, Purdue 76 VCU (26-11) Rodriguez 5-10 1-2 12, Burgess 8-12 44 23, Skeen 5-9 3-4 13, Haley 2-2 2-2 6, Nixon 5-8 0-0 11, Reddic 6-8 0-0 12, Theus 1-1 0-0 2, Brandenberg 1-2 0-0 2, Daniels 1-1 0-0 3, Veal 0-1 0-0 0, Rozzell 3-11 2-2 10. Totals 37-65 12-14 94. PURDUE (26-8) Byrd 2-7 1-2 6, Jackson 3-10 4-4 10, Smith 7-9 0-0 20, J. Johnson 11-20 2-3 25, Moore 5-15 0-0 10, T. Johnson 2-5 1-2 5, Hart 01 0-0 0, Carroll 0-0 0-0 0, Marcius 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-67 8-11 76. Halftime—VCU 42-32. 3-Point Goals— VCU 8-21 (Burgess 3-4, Rozzell 2-8, Daniels 1-1, Nixon 1-2, Rodriguez 1-4, Brandenberg 0-1, Skeen 0-1), Purdue 8-25 (Smith 6-8, J. Johnson 1-4, Byrd 1-5, Hart 0-1, Jackson 02, T. Johnson 0-2, Moore 0-3). Fouled Out— Byrd. Rebounds—VCU 35 (Burgess 8), Purdue 33 (J. Johnson 14). Assists—VCU 26 (Rodriguez 11), Purdue 20 (Jackson 7). Total Fouls—VCU 13, Purdue 15. A—NA.

CIT Quarterfinals Monday, March 21 Ohio (19-15) at East Tennessee State (23-11), 7 p.m. SMU (19-14) at Northern Iowa (20-13), 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 22 Buffalo (20-13) at Iona (23-11), 7:30 p.m. Santa Clara (21-14) at San Francisco (19-14), 10 p.m.

CBI Quarterfinals Monday, March 21 Rhode Island (20-13) at UCF (20-11), 7 p.m. Davidson (18-14) at Creighton (20-14), 8 p.m. Evansville (16-15) at Boise State (2112), 9 p.m. Duquesne (19-12) at Oregon (17-17), 10 p.m.

Racing Bristol Jeff Byrd 500 Lineup Race Sunday 1. (12) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 500 laps, 132.6 rating, 47 points, $192,416. 2. (1) Carl Edwards, Ford, 500, 120.1, 43, $184,691. 3. (6) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 500, 135.6, 43, $159,861. 4. (11) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 500, 95.2, 40, $142,161. 5. (4) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 500, 107.2, 40, $94,925. 6. (15) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 500, 115.1, 39, $147,136. 7. (20) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 500, 107.7, 37, $140,150. 8. (2) Greg Biffle, Ford, 500, 97.3, 36, $106,375. 9. (10) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 500, 105.6, 35, $117,383. 10. (21) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 500, 98.2, 35, $129,975. 11. (22) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 500, 79.2, 33, $98,600. 12. (9) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 500, 92.9, 32, $98,125. 13. (16) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 500, 88.4, 31, $117,845. 14. (7) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 500, 84.8, 30, $126,086. 15. (14) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 500, 75.5, 29, $120,066. 16. (5) David Ragan, Ford, 500, 80.7, 28, $96,775. 17. (8) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 500, 94.2, 28, $101,175. 18. (23) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 500, 66.9, 26, $112,408. 19. (13) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 500, 80.4, 25, $129,583. 20. (17) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 498, 63.3, 24, $96,675. 21. (24) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 498, 57.2, 23, $122,389. 22. (3) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 498, 69.7, 22, $113,645. 23. (18) Joey Logano, Toyota, 497, 67.2, 21, $95,675. 24. (36) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 497, 69.9, 20, $124,283. 25. (37) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 497, 50.2, 19, $100,933. 26. (35) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 496, 47.4, 0, $97,683. 27. (29) David Gilliland, Ford, 495, 67.3, 18, $96,322. 28. (41) Tony Raines, Ford, 494, 45.1, 16, $90,625. 29. (31) Bill Elliott, Chevrolet, 493, 39.5, 15, $85,025. 30. (26) David Reutimann, Toyota, 493, 40.3, 14, $110,583. 31. (28) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 493, 43.8, 13, $118,311. 32. (42) Andy Lally, Chevrolet, 491, 34.6, 12, $90,800. 33. (25) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 488, 42.5, 11, $131,225. 34. (19) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 482, 57.6, 0, $89,200. 35. (27) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, engine, 456, 55.4, 9, $125,308. 36. (30) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 441, 33.4, 8, $108,314. 37. (43) Casey Mears, Toyota, 427, 48.9, 7, $81,050. 38. (40) Dennis Setzer, Dodge, suspension, 336, 26.8, 6, $81,000. 39. (33) Robby Gordon, Dodge, accident, 127, 51.6, 5, $80,950. 40. (38) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, brakes, 97, 38.2, 4, $80,875. 41. (34) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, brakes, 72, 30.4, 0, $80,800. 42. (32) Landon Cassill, Toyota, brakes, 36, 32.4, 0, $80,720. 43. (39) Michael McDowell, Toyota, brakes, 35, 29.6, 1, $80,289. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 91.941 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 53 minutes, 55 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.946 seconds. Caution Flags: 10 for 57 laps. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): J.Johnson, 4 times for 164 laps; Ky.Busch, 7 times for 153 laps; M.Truex Jr., 1 time for 63 laps; K.Harvick, 1 time for 37 laps; P.Menard, 1 time for 35 laps; R.Newman, 1 time for 26 laps; C.Edwards, 2 times for 18 laps; D.Gilliland, 1 time for 4 laps. Top 12 in Points: 1. Ku.Busch, 150; 2. C.Edwards, 149; 3. T.Stewart, 138; 4. R.Newman, 138; 5. P.Menard, 136; 6. Ky.Busch, 133; 7. J.Johnson, 130; 8. J.Montoya, 126; 9. D.Earnhardt Jr., 124; 10. M.Truex Jr., 123; 11. M.Martin, 123; 12. K.Kahne, 122.

Women’s hoops PHILADELPHIA REGIONAL First Round Sunday, March 20 Connecticut 75, Hartford 39 Purdue 53, Kansas State 45 Maryland 70, St. Francis, Pa. 48 Georgetown 65, Princeton 49 Second Round Monday, March 21 Penn State (25-9) vs. DePaul (28-6), 7:10 p.m. Marist (31-2) vs. Duke (30-3), 7:15 p.m. DAYTON REGIONAL First Round Sunday, March 20 Miami 80, Gardner-Webb 62 Oklahoma 86, James Madison 72 Second Round Monday, March 21 Tennessee (32-2) vs. Marquette (24-8),

7:05 p.m. Georgia Tech (24-10) vs. Ohio State (239), 7:20 p.m. Temple (24-8) vs. Notre Dame (27-7), 9:40 p.m. SPOKANE REGIONAL First Round Sunday, March 20 Louisville 81, Vanderbilt 62 Xavier 72, South Dakota State 56 Second Round Monday, March 21 Stanford (30-2) vs. St. John’s (22-10), 9:40 p.m. North Carolina (26-8) vs. Kentucky (258), 9:45 p.m. Gonzaga (29-4) vs. UCLA (28-4), 9:35 p.m. DALLAS REGIONAL First Round Sunday, March 20 West Virginia 79, Houston 73 Baylor 66, Prairie View 30 Wisconsin-Green Bay 59, Arkansas-Little Rock 55 Michigan State 69, Northern Iowa 66 Florida State 76, Samford 46 Georgia 56,Middle Tennessee 41 Texas A&M 87, McNeese State 47 Rutgers (19-12) vs. Louisiana Tech (24-7)

NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-Philadelphia71 44 19 8 96 228 190 Pittsburgh 72 41 23 8 90 208 177 N.Y. Rangers 73 39 30 4 82 215 179 New Jersey 72 34 34 4 72 154 182 N.Y. Islanders73 28 33 12 68 203 233 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 71 39 22 10 88 213 175 73 40 26 7 87 200 185 Montreal Buffalo 72 35 28 9 79 214 208 Toronto 73 32 31 10 74 192 225 72 27 36 9 63 164 223 Ottawa Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Washington 73 42 21 10 94 198 176 Tampa Bay 72 39 22 11 89 214 217 Carolina 72 33 29 10 76 201 214 Atlanta 72 30 30 12 72 202 238 72 29 33 10 68 182 198 Florida WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Detroit 72 43 21 8 94 233 204 72 39 25 8 86 234 202 Chicago Nashville 73 38 25 10 86 190 172 Columbus 72 33 29 10 76 195 218 72 32 31 9 73 201 214 St. Louis Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA y-Vancouver 73 47 17 9 103 238 172 74 37 27 10 84 226 214 Calgary Minnesota 73 35 30 8 78 185 204 Colorado 71 27 36 8 62 198 250 Edmonton 72 23 39 10 56 175 237 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 73 42 23 8 92 211 191 74 39 24 11 89 213 207 Phoenix Los Angeles 72 40 26 6 86 197 176 Anaheim 72 40 27 5 85 204 208 72 38 25 9 85 203 202 Dallas Sunday’s Games N.Y. Rangers 5, Pittsburgh 2 Nashville 4, Buffalo 3, OT New Jersey 3, Columbus 0 Montreal 8, Minnesota 1 Chicago 2, Phoenix 1 Anaheim 5, Calgary 4, OT Monday’s Games Pittsburgh at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Calgary at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB 49 19 .721 — y-Boston Philadelphia 36 34 .514 14 New York 35 34 .507 141⁄2 22 46 .324 27 New Jersey Toronto 20 49 .290 291⁄2 Southeast Division L Pct GB W x-Miami 48 22 .686 — x-Orlando 44 26 .629 4 40 30 .571 8 Atlanta 1 CHARLOTTE 28 41 .406 19 ⁄2 Washington 17 51 .250 30 Central Division W L Pct GB y-Chicago 49 19 .721 — 30 40 .429 20 Indiana Milwaukee 28 41 .406 211⁄2 Detroit 25 45 .357 25 13 55 .191 36 Cleveland WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB x-San Antonio 56 13 .812 — 49 21 .700 71⁄2 x-Dallas New Orleans 40 31 .563 17 Memphis 38 32 .543 181⁄2 37 34 .521 20 Houston Northwest Division L Pct GB W Oklahoma City 45 24 .652 — Denver 41 29 .586 41⁄2 40 29 .580 5 Portland Utah 36 34 .514 91⁄2 Minnesota 17 54 .239 29 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers 49 20 .710 — 35 33 .515 131⁄2 Phoenix Golden State 30 40 .429 191⁄2 L.A. Clippers 27 44 .380 23 17 51 .250 311⁄2 Sacramento x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Sunday’s Games Washington 98, New Jersey 92 Atlanta 104, Detroit 96 Milwaukee 100, New York 95 Phoenix 108, L.A. Clippers 99 Sacramento 127, Minnesota 95 Houston 110, Utah 108 Toronto 95, Oklahoma City 93 Dallas 101, Golden State 73 Portland at L.A. Lakers, late Monday’s Games Orlando at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Indiana at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Boston at New York, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento at Chicago, 8 p.m. Utah at Memphis, 8 p.m. Golden State at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Toronto at Denver, 9 p.m.

ML Baseball Spring Training Sunday’s Games Pittsburgh 3, Houston (ss) 1 Toronto 3, Minnesota 0 Detroit 6, Washington 1 N.Y. Yankees 8, Philadelphia 1 Florida 5, N.Y. Mets 0 Atlanta 5, Houston (ss) 3 St. Louis 10, Boston 3 Baltimore 9, Tampa Bay 8 Texas 5, Kansas City 2 L.A. Dodgers 9, Chicago White Sox 7 Cleveland 5, Arizona (ss) 3 Oakland (ss) 6, San Francisco (ss) 4 Arizona (ss) 4, Oakland (ss) 2 Seattle 4, San Diego 1 Cincinnati 9, Milwaukee 8 Chicago Cubs 3, San Francisco (ss) 2, 10 innings Colorado 6, L.A. Angels 6, tie, 10 innings

Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Assigned RHP Wynn Pelzer to their minor league camp. BOSTON RED SOX—Optioned C Mark Wagner and OF Daniel Nava to Pawtucket (IL). Reassigned RHP Matt Fox to their minor league camp. National League SAN DIEGO PADRES—Claimed RHP Pat Neshek off waivers from the Minnesota Twins. Optioned OF Luis Durango and RHP Samuel Deduno to Tucson (PCL). BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA—Suspended Los Angeles Lakers C Andrew Bynum two games for a Flagrant Foul, Penalty Two against Minnesota F Michael Beasley during a March 18 game. Suspended Phoenix G Aaron Brooks one game for throwing a ball at an official and striking him in the leg during a March 18 game against Golden State. CHICAGO BULLS—Signed G John Lucas III and G Jannero Pargo.

Barringer to Averett BY MIKE LONDON

LANDIS — South Rowan senior Nicole Barringer isn’t a household name, but she’s already made allcounty teams for volleyball and basketball this school year, and it will be an upset if the hard-hitting catcher doesn’t complete her prep career by going 3-for-3 with a berth on the allcounty softball team. “Nicole is still one heck of a softball player,” said Jan Dowling, South’s volleyball coach. “But volleyball — that’s her thing now.” Barringer, an outstanding setter, recently committed to play for Averett, a Division III school in Danville, Va. Averett can’t give athletic scholarships. It recruits the best athletes it can find who also have the grades to qualify for academic scholarships. Softball used to be Barringer’s main thing. She spent her freshman and sophomore years on the showcase and travel-ball circuit. Volleyball attracted her attention relatively late — at first it was something to do to get in shape for basketball and softball — but she played on South’s jayvee team as a freshman. “I was an outside hitter my freshman year, and then our setter broke her thumb,” Barringer said. “The coaches said I had good hands, and I tried setting for the first time.” She was on the varsity volleyball team as a sophomore. She was a rightside hitter because South had an allcounty setter in Krista Haywood. It was between her sophomore and junior years that the volleyball bug bit Barringer hard. Dowling was counting on her to replace Haywood, and Barringer threw her heart and

soul into the effort to improve. “That’s when I realized volleyball was what I loved and what I wanted to do in college,” Barringer said. “It was volleyball 24/7 after that.” Barringer’s junior season included a school-record 49 assists in a marathon match against East Rowan. In her senior volleyball season, Barringer used her height (5-foot-9) and long arms to become one of the county’s elite players. “Nicole’s confidence had grown, and with added confidence she started to reach her full potential,” Dowling said. “I think as a senior she grew to be not just a great volleyball player but a great leader. She took full ownership of her mistakes. She’s a perfectionist, and she did everything she could to be the best she could be.” Barringer followed her stellar volleyball season with a quality basketball season. She buried shot after shot in February and finished the season as the Raiders’ leading scorer. Barringer attracted volleyball recruiting interest from Division II schools Belmont Abbey and Brevard, but Averett had the inside track because Barringer already knew Averett coach Danny Miller through summer and club volleyball. Miller has guided Averett’s Cougars to nine regular-season championships and seven tourney titles in his 16 seasons. Averett was 20-17 last fall, and that was in a down year. “They’ve got a very strong program, a winning program, and that was important to me,” Barringer said. Dowling expects her to become important to Averett. “Nicole will be a shining light for Averett,” she said. “They’re lucky to get her. She’ll be one of their best.”

Carson plays at SR From staff reports

South Rowan’s varsity baseball team is home against Carson in a key NPC matchup tonight. South (5-2) has jumped out of the blocks 3-0 in the NPC. Carson (5-4) is 3-1 in the league. The Cougars have won their last three outings. The neighbors split last season, and the all-time series is tied at 3-3. Catcher Joseph Basinger (.500, two homers, 13 RBIs), shortstop Gunnar Hogan (.368, 11 runs, six RBIs), first baseman Kyle Bridges (.364, nine runs), second baseman Kyle Youngo (.333, nine runs) and third baseman Josh Martin (.333, eight RBIs) have been the top hitters for the Cougars. South has been led at the plate by first baseman/pitcher Preston Penninger (.467, two homers, 10 RBIs), center fielder Tyler Kowalczyk (.450, nine runs, six steals), catcher Eric Tyler (.381, seven runs) and shortstop Dylan Goodman (.304, 10 runs).  In North Rowan’s 10-7 loss to West Montgomery on Friday, Alex Morgan had three hits and two RBIs, and Wes Barker scored three runs. Morgan is batting .706 with 11 RBIs.

 College track

Charlotte’s Makenzie Mullinax (South Rowan) tied for seventh in the women’s pole vault, and Western Carolina’s Wayne Parker (East) tied for fifth in the men’s pole vault. Western’s Ryan Pless (East) placed 18th in the discus, while Western’s Olivia Jacobs (South) was 30th in the 5000 meters.

 College softball Catawba’s softball team split with Mount Olive on Sunday at Whitley Field, losing the opener 4-0 before taking a 4-0 win in the second game. Emily Huneycutt (8-6) pitched the shutout in the nightcap for Catawba (17-13), allowing only three hits. Alli Justice (double, RBI squeeze bunt) and Tara Gibbs (three RBIs) led the offense in the second game.

 College baseball Top-ranked Mount Olive used an eight-run fifth inning to beat Pfeiffer 15-7 on Sunday and sweep a weekend series. Kevin Price drove in three runs for the Falcons (13-18, 6-6).  Ross Steedley (East Rowan) had two RBIs, and Justin Roland (East) went 1-for-3 with a sac fly as Charlotte beat Harvard 7-2 on Sunday.

Ross Oden (East Rowan) placed 10th in the 1000 meters in the Sham-  College golf rock Invitational at Myrtle Beach, Virginia’s Will Collins (Salisbury) S.C., as USC Upstate got its outdoor track season under way. Oden was shot 73-72-76 — 221 and helped the Cavaliers finish third at the Schenkel timed in 33:40.39, a personal best.  In the Charlotte 49er Classic, Invitational in Statesboro, Ga.

WEST FROM 1B Offensively, Parker looks to Chandler Jones, who banged out three doubles against Statesville. He’s going to be in the 3 or 4 spot in the order. Other teams know about Jones. He walked 12 times in the first five games. “He’s not somebody we can hide,” Parker said. “He’s our main power threat. And he’s solid defensively.” Jones, who hit .342 last year, is joined in the infield by sophomore Hunter Teeter at second, junior Bryce Burns, who comes up from the jayvees, at shortstop, and Madison Osborne and Louis Kraft at first. “Teeter’s a hard-working kid,” Parker said. “He’s shuffled around the lineup, but he’s better at the top of the order. “Burns still has work to do but he’s getting better every day. He makes all the throws.” Parker said whoever stays hot with the bat will play first. Kraft was late coming out due to basketball. Pitching-wise, Matt Miller leads the staff . He was 5-1 last season “He’s our go-to guy,” Parker said of the junior right-hander. Sophomore lefty Justin Evans has earned playing time. “He has a chance to develop into the second starter,” Parker said. Seniors include Wetmore, Ethan Wansley, Osborne and Hampton. Chase Laing is a junior. “We have a chance to have a solid staff,” Parker said. “The kids compete.”

The staff will be looking to catchers Steven Crandall, a senior, and freshman Michael Pinkston. “Crandall’s a great worker,” Parker said. The outfield is led CRANDALL by senior Patrick Hampton in right and sophomore Taylor Garczynski in center. Hampton hit a homer on Friday night. He had two last season, batting .246. Garczynski has speed. He stole 12 bases last season to go with a .306 average. “He runs well,” Parker said. “He has a chance to hit well and put up some numbers.” Left field will be by committee, according to Parker. He pointed to Miller and Wansley when they’re not pitching. Davon Quarles is also an outfielder. Wetmore could see action in right when he’s not on the mound. West struggled with close games early. It was leading in three of its first five before losing. “It’s frustrating,” Parker said. “We’ve got to eliminate that one big inning.” Hopefully, Wetmore’s win on Friday will be a turning point. “The best part is, it’s nice to see us making progress,” Parker said. We’re getting better on the mound.” • NOTE: West has a busy week. It welcomes defending state champ East Rowan on Tuesday at 7 p.m., faces Salisbury on Wednesday and travels to St. Stephens on Friday.

SALISBURY POST 12 UAB 52 12 Clemson 70

16 UTSA 70 16 Alabama St. 61

Sweet 16

Ohio State 98

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Third Round Sweet 16 March 24-25

8 Geo. Mason 61 9 Villanova 57

Geo. Mason 66

5 West Virginia 84 12 Clemson 76

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San Antonio

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Illinois 59

UNLV 62 Illinois 73

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Richmond 69


Louisville 61


Richmond 65

Morehead St. 48

Morehead St. 62


Georgetown 56


VCU 74


Purdue 76

Purdue 65 St. Peter’s 43


Florida State 71

Texas A&M 50 Florida State 57

7 10

Notre Dame 57

Notre Dame 69 Akron 56



Marquette 66


Championship Game

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Marquette 3 Syracuse 77 14 Indiana State 60

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Kansas 73


4 Kentucky 59

11 Marquette 66

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Ohio State

13 Princeton 57


Dayton, Ohio

16 UNC Asheville 81 16 Ark. LR 77


Tampa, Fla.

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Washington 83 UNC

2 UNC 102 15 LIU 87

Florida State

UNC 86

16 Hampton 45

9 Tennessee 45 5 Arizona 77 12 Memphis 75

Pittsburgh 70

Michigan 71

Butler 71


Arizona 70


New Orleans

Temple 64

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St. John’s 71 Gonzaga 86


BYU 74


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San Diego St. 2 San Diego St. 68 15 N. Colorado 50

Kansas State 73 Utah State 68




Wofford 66


UCLA 78 Michigan St. 76

7 10

Florida 79

2 15

Florida Florida 73

UC-SB 51

Tampa, Fla.

7 Temple 66 10 Penn State 64

Kansas State 65

Gonzaga 67

UConn UConn 69

8 9


Cincinnati 58

3 UConn 81 14 Bucknell 52

Butler 60 Old Dominion 58



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Anaheim, CA

Texas 69

Pittsburgh 74 UNC Asheville 51


Arizona 4 Texas 85 13 Oakland 81


Duke 73 Duke

8 Michigan 75


Tucson, Ariz.

Tulsa, Okla.

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Tucson, Ariz.



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Arizona players get excited on the bench as derrick Williams dunks ferociously against texas.

Texas is toppled Associated Press

Sunday’s NCAA Tournament roundup ... TULSA, Okla. — Derrick Williams’ three-point play with 9.6 seconds remaining lifted Arizona to a 70-69 win over Texas in the third round of the NCAA tournament Sunday. The fifth-seeded Wildcats (29-7) led by as many as 13 in the first half and were up for most of the game before J’Covan Brown’s jumper put the No. 4 seed Longhorns ahead 69-67. Williams misfired on a tying attempt with 14.5 seconds remaining, but Texas (28-8) was called for a five-second violation on the inbounds play to give Arizona one more chance. Replays appeared to show the call came before the count reached five — as a Texas player tried to call timeout. Williams took advantage, slipping to the baseline on a pick-and-roll and taking the pass from Kyle Fogg. His shot banked in to tie the game, and his free throw put the Wildcats into the regional semifinals in their return to the NCAA tournament. Last year’s absence snapped a 25-year streak. Arizona will play top-seeded Duke on Thursday in Anaheim, Calif. Brown had one final chance for the Longhorns, driving the length of the court and into the lane. But he was met by a trio of Arizona defenders, including Williams, and his wild shot went high and missed. Time expired during the battle for the rebound. Marquette 66, Syracuse 62 CLEVELAND — Darius Johnson-Odom’s 3-pointer with 27 seconds left snapped a tie and gave Marquette a win over Big East foe Syracuse that put the Golden Eagles into the round of 16 for the first time in eight years. The 11th-seeded Golden Eagles (22-14) had the winning basket set up by one of Syracuse’s 18 turnovers. Marquette will play North Carolina in the East regional semifinals Friday in Newark, N.J. The Golden Eagles are in the round of 16 for the first time since Dwyane Wade led them to the Final Four in 2003. This was the second straight early exit for third-seeded Syracuse (27-8). The Orange were a No. 1 seed last year and lost in the round of 16 to Butler. Virginia Commonwealth 94, Purdue 76 CHICAGO — Bradford Burgess scored 23 points and 11th-seeded VCU made it three victories in five days, routing third-seeded Purdue to earn a trip to the Southwest regional semifinals. VCU’s remarkable run sends the Rams to the round of 16 for the first time in school history. They’ve ousted Southern California, Georgetown and Purdue since Wednesday night. VCU (26-11) will play Florida State on Friday in San Antonio. Jamie Skeen added 13 points in a balanced attack as the Rams led by as many 20, shutting down the Boilermakers (26-8) and quieting a large contingent of Purdue fans at the United Center. Speedy floor leader Joey Rodriguez had 12 points and 11 assists, controlling the tempo. VCU shot 57 percent and had 26 assists to just four turnovers. Big Ten player of the year JaJuan Johnson scored 25 in his final game for the Boilermakers to go with 14 rebounds. But Purdue’s other star, E’Twaun Moore, struggled and managed just 10 points on 5-of-15 shooting. Ohio State 98, George Mason 66 CLEVELAND — David Lighty made all seven of his 3-pointers and scored 25 points, Jared Sullinger added 18 after informing one of George Mason’s players “it’s over” and top-seeded Ohio State made 16 3s to advance in the NCAA tournament with a jaw-dropping rout. With thousands of fans chanting “O-H-I-O” at every opportunity, the Buckeyes (34-2) took apart the eighthseeded Patriots (27-7), who created some March mayhem a few years ago and hoped to follow Butler’s lead by taking out a No. 1 seed in this tourney. Ohio State destroyed any upset plans and moved closer to its first national title since 1960. The Buckeyes will meet Kentucky (27-8) in the East regional semifinals Friday in Newark. Ohio State is 5-0 in NCAA tournament matchups with the Wildcats. After falling behind 11-2, the Big Ten champions used their devastating inside-outside attack to post the most lopsided tournament victory in school history. William Buford scored 18 and freshman guard Aaron Craft had 15 assists for Ohio State. Cam Long scored 16 points to lead George Mason, which played without Luke Hancock, one of its best players. The sophomore guard had food poisoning and remained with a trainer at the team’s hotel. Kansas 73, Illinois 59 TULSA, Okla. — Twin brothers Marcus and Markieff Morris combined for 41 points and 24 rebounds, powering top-seeded Kansas past Illinois to ensure the Jayhawks wouldn’t make an opening-weekend exit from the NCAA tournament for the second straight year. The Jayhawks (34-2) avoided revisiting their loss to another No. 9 seed, Northern Iowa, exactly a year earlier and also on Oklahoma soil. Instead, they’re moving on in a bracket filled with upsets. Mike Davis led the Fighting Illini (20-14) with 17 points and seven rebounds. Florida State 71, Notre Dame 57 CHICAGO. — No. 10 seed Florida State gave the ACC three teams in the Sweet 16 with a convincing and dominating victory against No. 2 seed Notre Dame late Sunday night at the United Center. Bernard James paced the balanced Seminoles, who led by 11 at halftime, with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Tim Abromaitas scored 21 for the Fighting Irish, and Ben Hansbrough added 18. Notre Dame shot 31.7 percent for the game and was only 7-for-30 from the 3-point line.

The NBA roundup ... HOUSTON — Kyle Lowry had 28 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for Houston’s first triple-double of the season, and the Rockets moved past Utah in the Western Conference standings with a 110-108 victory over the Jazz on Sunday night. Lowry notched his first career triple-double and set a career high in rebounds, and Kevin Martin scored 34 points for the Rockets, who slid into the No. 9 spot in the Western Conference, a half-game ahead of the Jazz. Raptors 95, Thunder 93 OKLAHOMA CITY — Amir Johnson made a layup with 1.4 seconds left to help Toronto stop a 14-game road losing streak Andrea Bargnani scored 23 points for the Raptors, who earned their first road win since Jan. 5 at Cleveland. Bucks 100, Knicks 95 MILWAUKEE — Carlos Delfino scored a career-high 30 points and Brandon Jennings finished an assist short of a triple-double, leading Mil-

waukee to the win. Jennings had 14 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, and the Bucks built a 23-point first-quarter lead only to watch it evaporate in a halfcourt struggle. Suns 108, Clippers 99 LOS ANGELES — Steve Nash had 23 points, 13 assists and seven rebounds, Channing Frye added 19 points and Phoenix grabbed control early in the fourth quarter. Frye hit two of his five 3pointers in the final minutes of his second game back from a dislocated right shoulder. Blake Griffin scored 17 points for the Clippers, who have lost three of four. Reserve Chris Kaman produced 21 points and 11 rebounds. Wizards 98, Nets 92 WASHINGTON — John Wall scored 26 points and Washington overcame a 17point deficit to get the win. Brook Lopez had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Nets, and Kris Humphries had 18 points and 17 boards. Mavericks 101, Warriors 73 DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki scored 20 points and Peja Sto-


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sacramento Kings big man samuel delambert rises over Minnesota’s darko Milicic. jakovic added 17, helping the Mavericks get back on track. Hawks 104, Pistons 96 ATLANTA — Al Horford scored 18 points, Josh Smith and Joe Johnson each added 17, and Atlanta stopped a twogame slide. Kings 127, Timberwolves 95 — MINNEAPOLIS Samuel Dalembert had 26 points and 17 rebounds and Marcus Thornton added 23 points to lead Sacramento.

Two power-play goals lift Rangers Associated Press

The NHL roundup ... PITTSBURGH — Marian Gaborik and Ryan Callahan scored power play goals 11 seconds apart as part of a four-goal third period and the New York Rangers extended their winning streak to a season-high four games with a 52 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday. New York took advantage when Pittsburgh’s Matt Cooke took a 5-minute elbowing penalty 4:36 into the third. After Chris Kunitz scored a short-handed goal for Pitts-

burgh, Penguins defenseman Matt Niskanen was given a high-sticking double-minor three minutes later. Predators 4, Sabres 3, OT BUFFALO, N.Y. — Nashville rookie Blake Geoffrion scored three goals, including two 1:02 apart in the final three minutes of regulation, and Martin Erat completed the comeback 27 seconds into overtime as the Predators stormed to a victory over Buffalo. Devils 3, Blue Jackets 0 COLUMBUS, Ohio — David Clarkson scored twice and Martin Brodeur made 13

saves to earn his NHL-record 115th shutout as New Jersey snapped a two-game slide by beating Columbus. Canadiens 8, Wild 1 ST. PAUL, Minn. — Rookie defenseman P.K. Subban scored three goals for his first NHL hat trick, and Montreal posted its biggest offensive outburst in more than three years in a rout of Minnesota. With hundreds of loud Canadiens fans in attendance, Ryan White gave visiting Montreal the lead just 31 seconds in. That set the tone for the blowout. Montreal led 2-0 after the first period.

Woodland gets initial PGA win Associated Press

The golf roundup ... PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Gary Woodland made only one par on the back nine Sunday at the Transitions Championship, and it gave him his first PGA Tour victory and a trip to the Masters. Woodland surged into the lead with three straight birdies, and fell out of it with back-to-back bogeys. Tied for the lead on the final hole at Innisbrook, the big hitter from Kansas holed a 10-foot par

putt to finish off a 4-under 67. That proved to be the difference when Webb Simpson also went long on the 18th and his chip down the slope went 20 feet by the hole. Simpson missed the putt to shoot 69 and finished one shot behind. Woodland, who played college basketball at Washburn until he decided to transfer to Kansas to play golf, became the first player to earn his inaugural PGA Tour title at Innisbrook. LPGA PHOENIX — Karrie Webb

DUKE FroM 1B that,” Smith said. “Every game could be my last.” Krzyzewski improved to 900-283 in his 36th season and can catch his mentor and college coach for first on the career list next weekend. He would match Bob Knight with a victory in the regional final, and would pass him with one win in Houston that also would put the reigning national champions back in the title game. “There will be a lot of guys who will win 900 games eventually, but to be the first two and for it to be a coach and his player to do it, it’s something very

UNC FroM 1B Thomas and a hostile crowd to pull the upset in a fast-paced game full of entertaining plays and mental miscues. “All of our guys fought and did so many things right that could have enabled us to win the ballgame,” coach Lorenzo Romar said, “but we didn’t get it done.” Washington, which came in with as many NCAA tournament wins (18) as North Carolina has Final Four appearances, nearly pulled off a dramatic comeback in a virtual road game 2,800 miles from home. Washington got within 8483 on Ross’ 3-pointer with 17.3 seconds left before North Carolina’s Kendall Marshall — who set a school NCAA tour-

rallied to win the LPGA Founders Cup for her second straight victory, shooting a 6under 66 to beat Brittany Lincicome and Paula Creamer by a stroke. Webb won when Lincicome bogeyed the final hole, missing a 10-foot par putt. European Tour — RAGUSA, Sicily France’s Raphael Jacquelin held a one-shot lead over England’s Anthony Wall when final-round play at the inaugural Sicilian Open was suspended because of darkness.

unique,” Krzyzewski said. Still, Michigan nearly made Coach K wait until next year — or at least work overtime — to try for No. 900. Coach John Beilein frustrated Duke by mixing his defenses, and Tim Hardaway Jr. reeled off seven consecutive points down the stretch, capped by a 3pointer that made it 70-69 with 1:27 remaining. “That’s all we needed to do was make a shot,” Beilein said “This has been (a) pretty common thread with us this year, that we’ve been able to get back because we play pretty sound defense and we can hit a couple 3s back to back and change a game.” Duke milked the clock before Irving’s banked-in jumper with 32 seconds left, but Morris followed that with a layup that

nament record with 14 assists — missed the front end of a 1and-1 at the foul line. Washington’s Venoy Overton then missed a runner in the lane, but the ball bounced off North Carolina and out of bounds with 7.4 seconds left. On the inbound play, 6-foot-10 John Henson knocked away Justin Holiday’s pass under the basket and the ball landed in Strickland’s hands, and he hit two free throws with 5.4 seconds left. Moments later, Overton launched a premature halfcourt shot with about 3 seconds remaining that fell well short. Romar indicated that Overton was anticipating getting fouled, something Williams said the Tar Heels planned to do to prevent a tying 3-point attempt. That wasn’t the end of it, though. Not at all.

could get away from him I wouldn’t have to worry about it, so concentrate, get going.” He did, pulling away to complete a sweep of the weekend — he also won the second-tier Nationwide Series race on Saturday — and it was Busch’s fifth consecutive victory at Bristol dating back to a three-race sweep last August. He’s now won five Cup races at Bristol, which ties him with older-brother Kurt in NASCAR’s top series, and has 11 victories spanning the three national series. Busch, who drives a Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, dedicated the win to the manufacturer and its employees in Japan still trying to recover from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Edwards settled for second and lamented not pushing Busch harder after the final restart with 37 laps remaining. Busch, Edwards and Johnson pulled away from the field, and Edwards had several opportunities to move Busch’s No. 18 Toyota out of the way. But Edwards, in a Ford for Roush Fenway Racing, figured he’d have plenty of chances closer to the finish, so he tried for a clean pass as he and Busch raced side-by-side for several laps. Busch eventually pulled away, and Edwards never had another shot. “My gut told me there was going to be another caution,” Edwards said of his decision not to move Busch. “I figured we’d let it calm down and we’d just race. It ended up the fastest car at the end won the race. Hindsight is 20/20, but that’s the way it panned out.” Johnson, the defending race winner, finished third in his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet and said he was waiting patiently for a dustup between Busch and Edwards that could have given him the win. “We were all running really hard, and there were a couple moments where I thought I might be given a big gift,” Johnson said. “ It’s not like I was really riding. There was nowhere for me to go if I got up in there and raced with those guys. I left myself a little bit of room. These guys were digging up front and I was just waiting to see what was going to happen.” Kenseth was fourth and was followed by Paul Menard and Kevin Harvick for Richard Childress Racing.

cut it to 72-71 with 10 seconds to go. Duke fouled Smith with 8.7 seconds left, and he made his first attempt but missed the second. Zack Novak got the rebound and got it to Morris, who headed straight for the lane and put up Michigan’s last shot. After the horn sounded, Morris lay face-down on the floor and repeatedly slapped the court with his palm in frustration. “Darius got a great shot off, (a) shot he hits a lot in practice,” teammate Stu Douglass said. “When it was in the air, I thought it was going down.” Hardaway scored 15 points, Evan Smotrycz had 13, Novak scored 12 and Jordan Morgan finished with 10 for the Wolverines, who don’t have a senior on the roster. They were denied their first trip to the round of 16 since 1994.

Instead of letting the errant shot go harmlessly out of bounds, Henson touched the ball on the way down to give the Huskies yet another chance. “I told John I wished he just caught that ball,” Williams said. But how much time was left? Replays with the official game clock superimposed on the screen showed there should have been 1.1 or 1.2 seconds to go, giving Washington more time for a final shot. Romar said after the game that his staff asked the referees to review how much time should have been left, but the officials stuck with half a second. “There’s always a lag time between the time the play occurs and the whistle is blown and the clock stops,” official Doug Shows told a pool re-

porter. “By rule, the clock stops when the whistle blows. We were asked to check the time and we verified that it was accurate with the standby official and the clock operator.” Needing to hurry, the Huskies then inbounded the ball to Thomas, who unloaded a shot from the corner. Henson inexplicably touched the ball just before it would have hit the rim and the Washington bench erupted for a goaltending call — not that it would have mattered. It turned out Thomas had his foot on the 3-point line. “I kind of felt like it was going to be short because I had to fade away and had to get if off quickly,” Thomas said. “I might have had my left foot on the line.” It was a frustrating end to a frustrating day for the star of the Pac-10 tournament.


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Rucumbent stationary. Like $150. Please Call 704-680-3270

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

BINGHAM-SMITH LUMBER CO. Save money on lumber. Treated and Untreated. Round Fence Post in all sizes. Save extra when Call buying full units. Patrick at 980-234-8093.

Double bottom plow for 3 point hitch, like new condition. $400, If interested or for more info please call Greg at (704)209-1265

Riding mower, Crafts-man. 21hp, 42”. Good condition. Owner's manual. $500. 704-202-4281

Medical Equipment CPAP machine (ResMed) humidifier and tubing included. Bought $2,000 will sacrifice $500. 704-831-0278

Pronto Electric Chair with Surestep. Good condition $495 or best offer. Please call 704-633-0554

Misc For Sale

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

3 Tier fountain with girl holding shells. 43" high in good condition with new pump. $50.00 Call Gene 704-633-5847.

China Cabinet. Refinished Oak Antique China Cabinet. 36" wide x 16" deep x 61" tall $425 Rockwell 704-202-5022

ANDERSON'S SEW & SO, Husqvarna, Viking Sewing Machines. Patterns, Notions, Fabrics. 10104 Old Beatty Ford Rd., Rockwell. 704-279-3647

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Business Opportunities

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

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

Lost cat in the East Council Street, Newsome Road area, possibly Corbin Hills. Please Call 704-637-0227

Free Stuff

Lost dog. Shepherd/lab mix, Friday on Main St. 75-80 lbs, black with touches of tan on legs, face, and chest. Has chip & wearing collar. REWARD. 704-213-0340

Table. Oak dining table with leaf. 4 padded chairs. $100 OBO. 704638-9370 before 9pm

Water Heater. New American ProLine natural gas water heater, good quality. Paid $530 Sell for $400 Rockwell 704202-5022

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

Lumber All New!

Wood heater with one cord of wood. $125. Please call Ralph at 704279-7362 for more info.

Music Sales & Service Piano, full size Wurlitzer beige, with three foot pedals, a book holder on top $500.00 in Salisbury 704-637-0058

2x6x16 $7 2x3x studs $1.25 2x6x8 studs $3.25 2x4x7 $1.50 D/W rafters $5 Floor trusses $5 each 704-202-0326 Machine Shop Equipment. Lathe, Mill, Brake, Generator/Welder, etc. For details, 704-279-6973 METAL: Angle, Channel, Pipe, Sheet & Plate Shear Fabrication & Welding FAB DESIGNS 2231 Old Wilkesboro Rd Open Mon-Fri 7-3:30 704-636-2349

Mobile Home, 14x70, free, for scrap only, no title. You must remove all. Please Call 704-2791711. No calls after 8pm

Lost & Found

Lost white male dog, wearing a blue collar with rabies tag. Answers to Cotie, from Winding Way off Airport Rd on 3/14/11. Please call 704-223-0905

Reward if returned Lost man's white gold diamond ring at NorthEast Medical Center between the heart floor & the ER parking lot on Feb. 19th. Very sentimental. 704-932-1188


Storage cabinet. 8' high x 24” wide x 24” deep. 4 shelves. $50. Call 704-534-4772

Electric pottery wheel, tools, bats. $275 cash. Please call 704-639-0496 BEFORE 7pm. HYPNOSIS will work for you!

Found: Ring in WalMart Bathroom on 3/12/11. Please call to identify. 704-267-7273

ALL CASH VENDING ROUTE. Be your own boss. 25-machines/candy all for $9,995. All major credit cards accepted. 1877-915-8222. Vend 3.

SIMPLICITY RIDING MOWER Regent hydro, 14hp, 38 inch deck. Very good condition. $350 704279-8839

Tires. Two Yokahama Tires 31X10.50R15, 90% tread, Mount Ulla area. $100. 704-798-2952

Ozone generator, professional grade. Odor eliminator, smoke, pets. $400. Call 704-603-4079

Hoveround wheelchair, MPV5, new, never used. Retails $8,840. Will sell for $4,400. 704-209-6460

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

Dwarf hamster, free. Cage, toys, house included. Please Call 704-831-0278

Machine & Tools Air compressor charge air pro 5hp 20gal tank twin cylinder oil lubricated. $300 or best offer. 336-940-3134

Show off your stuff!

Lost & Found Found a set of keys on Eller Road. Please Call to identify. 704-209-3000 Found pigeon. Found near Flea Market. Please call to identify. 704-239-5942


Dog Lot. 10 x 10, one year old. $100. For more information, call 704-9383228

Bike, New

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

Sewing machine, Singer. Model 2662. Used very little. Like new. $150. Call 704-857-9067

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Dodge Dakota /Durango / Jeep OEM receiver hitch. $150. Call 336-940-3134 if interested.

Health and Beauty

Pull String Trimmers $50 each Please Call 336-751-2422

Want to Buy Merchandise

Call today about our Private Party Special!

Washer & Dryer Set, Maytag, white, great condition. $450. Please Call 704-464-6059

Games and Toys

Misc For Sale

With our

CD Player, Sony 5 Disc Carousel CD Music Player. Excellent condition. $25 Call 704-857-5403 or 704762-0059

Let's Get Mowin'! 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, $40. 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

Benches, wood, backless. 3 are 4 ft long, $11$12 each. 1 is 5 ft. long, $15. Primed. 704-7548837 after 10am.

Table. Decorative table with white wicker base and 42" round glass top. $50. Call Gene 704-6335847.

Wii, White Nintendo Wii w/Wii Balance Board; 4 games; extra controller; covers; all boxes $250 obo. 704-245-8843

Free Trampoline frame with mat. Three-sided weight machine with 200 lb weights included Only needs mild refurbishing. Phone 704-279-5915

Misc For Sale

Refrigerator. Dorm style Haier. Silver door black sides. Size 26" x 18 1/2" x 18". Like new. $50. Call Gene 704-633-5847.

Exercise Equipment

Barstools - (4) Oak $100 for all. Bedroom suite 3 pieces $100. All in good condition. Call 704637-1449


Refrigerator, Kenmore. Side by Side. White. Ice and water in door. $250. Please call 980-234-2511 between 9am and 9pm.

Step 2 Clubhouse Climber, used. Great Shape. $325. Call 704-856-1224.

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


Range - Whirlpool glass top range $100. and Whirlpool dishwasher $50. Both items in good condition. Call 704-637-1449.

Home theatre system, JVC Audio / Video Receiver, 6 JBL speakers, Infinity sub woofer Paid now $175 $600+ Rockwell 704-202-5022

Blue Ridge Pottery, Poinsettia Pattern, 6 Place setting & serving pieces $350 (52 pieces) Rockwell 704-202-5022 Vintage Bombay Chest, extremely heavy & ornate, 3 deep drawers. 32” tall x 20” deep x 41” wide. Excellent cond. $500. 704-636-6575

Kerr Drug has an immediate opening for a Pharmacist in our Spencer location. Full-time position with benefits. Must be a licensed pharmacist in North Carolina. Must have good customer service skills.


Furniture & Appliances

Part Time Office Work

Pharmacist – Spencer NC

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

Antiques & Collectibles

(Computer Skills, Building Business Background preferred, Accounts Payable & Receivable) Call for Interview Appointment At 704-279-6600 Mon-Fri 8am-12pm, 1pm-5pm

Furniture & Appliances

Sporting Goods Kayak, 14 ft. Ready to go fishing! Very stable. $150. Please call 704816-9133 for more info.

Want to Buy Merchandise All Coin Collections Silver, gold & copper. Will buy foreign & scrap gold. 704-636-8123 Timber wanted - Pine or hardwood. 5 acres or more select or clear cut. Shaver Wood Products, Inc. Call 704-278-9291.

sunny with a 100% chance of


Shepherd/Lab mix, March 11, Main St. 75-80 lbs, black w/touches of tan on legs, face, & chest. Has chip & wearing collar. Very shy. Might try to run. Reggie needs medication. Reward for information leading to return. My faithful companion since 2004. 704-213-0340

Monument & Cemetery Lots Free Stuff VETERANS "FREE MEDALLION" for Private Memorial. Veterans to contact Rowan Memorial Park 704-637-8751

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

Lost & Found

Columbarium Niche at Westlawn Memorial Park. original price $ 1400. Will take $800. 704-857-9067

Notices Donate Your VehicleReceive $1000 Grocery Coupon. United Breast Cancer Foundation. Free Mammograms, Breast info: Cancer Free Towing, Tax Deductible, Non-Runners Accepted, 1-888-468-5964.

Homes for Sale

Alexander Place

Found dog. German Shepherd puppy. Gheen Rd. area. Very loving, obviously indoor puppy. Extremely friendly. Call 704-640-5540 Found dog. Pit/Lab mix, male. Brindle colored. Very friendly & wellbehaved. Found at City Hall in Landis. Call Judy at 704-938-9731 or Ginger at 704-467-7599

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

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







mix, Boxer/Chow beautiful puppies. Fawn with black masks. 7 weeks old. Free to great homes only please. Call 704-209-1153

Free dog. Pit Bull, male, to good home only, extremely sweet, must agree to neuter. 704-2451044

Got puppies or kittens for sale?

Rowan Animal Clinic is having a Horse Coggins & Vaccination Clinic onsite on April 27th, 8am-6pm. RSVP: 704-636-3408

Cats Cat, free, playful and sweet female. Less than a year old. Needs a new home asap. Please contact Jessica at 704431-2045 leave message

Working or agility dogs. Great companion. Black and white. READY NOW!! $300 each. Contact 704-789-3260

Free cat. Friendly lap kitty full of energy, she wags her tail, she is microchipped and spayed. 704223-1508 Free cats. 3 gorgeous female cats. Spayed, shots up-to-date. Litter box trained. Call 704279-8562 Free kittens. 2 beautiful white kittens to a good home. 1 is long hair and the other is short hair. If interested please call 704-431-0774.

Blonde Yorkies AKC Toy & tea cup size. Ready now for Easter. Call Rhonda 704-224-9692. Check the site for pricing and availability.

Free kittens. Very cute & sweet. Approx. 4 weeks old. To good homes only. Call 704-707-8526

Giving away kittens or puppies?

Free to good home, a Catahoula Louisiana Leopard dog. Beautiful female. 704-637-0058 for more information. GORGEOUS PITBULL PUPPIES

Cocker Spaniels, AKC, 6 weeks old. 4 males, 3 females. Have had 1st shots and wormings. Will be small dogs. Females, $400, males, $350. Different colors available. Call 704-433-3630

Free dog, Australian Shepherd/Labrador mix, 11 months old, spayed 704-657-4377

7 Pit Bull puppies ready to go. Mother is brindle and father is blue. Both are onsite. They have been weaned, wormed, and spoiled. Come take your new best friend home. $150 ea. Contact Bill @ 704-791-6572.

WHAT A China Grove SWEETHEART! Move-In ready! Puppies free to good homes. Lab and Rottweiler mix. If interested please call 704-636-8783

Quality puppies available March 22nd. 1st shots and dewormed. Parents on site. $200. 704-7970569

Border Collie puppy. 1 female left. 8 weeks old. $100. Please call Craig at 704-400-2632

Puppies, American Pit Bull, full-blooded. 7 weeks old. 6 males, 2 females. $100 ea. Parents on site. Call 704-267-1659

Goat disbudding iron, 200 watt. Used once. $25. Hoof trimmers, $10. Call 704-279-4947

Sweet Baby Face!

Other Pets

Boston Terrier Puppies CKC. 1 female $500. 3 Males. $450 ea. 6 weeks old. Shots. Health Contract. Cash. 704-6038257.

Rockwell area. Older home with acreage. Call 704-637-8998 or 704636-1977, 9am-9pm. Rockwell


China Grove. 2BR, 1BA. Corner lot. Beautiful hardwood floors. New heating & air unit with warranty. Appliances negotiable. $82,000. For sale by owner. Open to reasonable offers. Call 704-855-4865 China Grove


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

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New Home 3 BR, 2 BA in Hunters Pointe. Above ground pool, garage, huge area that could easily be finished upstairs. R51150A. $174,900. B&R Realty 704-633-2394

East Rowan

New Listing Lot for sale, 50 by 150, with brick structure house present. Needs lots of work. $4500. Priced for quick sale. Call today (336)431-5092 or if no answer (336)803-2104. 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 Salisbury

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

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


Beautiful home with pool in Cameron Glen. 2800 sq.ft. 4 BR, 2.5 BA plus finished bonus room, gas fireplace in LR, master on main, formal dining room and eat in kitchen, large laundry room, oversized 2 car attached garage, fenced back yard with great landscaping inground pool, storage building with electric and lots of extras to stay. $274,900. 704-212-2764

Convenient Location

Take a look! 4 BR, 2BA in Historic Salisbury. Over 2,300 sq ft... A lot for the $. Convenient location on Mitchell Ave. Call 704633-2394 for private showing. $119,900 B&R Realty

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

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

Move in Ready!

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

Salisbury townhome in Castlewood. Great location to shopping & I-85. 2BR/2BA, jetted tub in one bathroom, walk-in closets, 3 hall closets, storage and laundry room, kitchen w/appls., den overlooks wooded area, end unit, priv entrance, new insulated windows. $128,500 negotiable. FSBO 704-638-0656 Salisbury

Unique Property


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

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

Salisbury. 1212 Overhill Rd. All brick. 3BR, 2BA large living room, den, screened porch, kitchen w/eating space. Family or game room, carpeted. 9' ceilings with fans in every room. $200,000 negotiable. By owner. 704-633-1286

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

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New Listing

Hurry! Gorgeous 4 BR, 2.5 BA, fantastic kitchen, large living and great room. All new paint, carpet, roof, windows, siding. R51926 $144,900 Monica Poole B&R Realty 704-245-4628 Rockwell

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



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

Over 2 Acres 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

Wonderful Home

from one sale to the next? J Afraid to go to yard sales because you’ve never been in the area? J Just afraid in general?

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


East Rowan

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Motivated Seller New Listing


1200 Grady Street

Cleveland, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, on 4 acres 2700 sf, basement, pool, $189k. 704-928-5062


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


For Sale by Owner. 3BR, 2BA. Nice house and neighborhood. New paint, blinds and appliances. Possible owner financing with small down payment. $109,000 with payments approx. $775/month. Please call 704-663-6733

Homes for Sale



HHHHHHHHH Check Out Our March Special! Boarding 20% discount. Rowan Animal Clinic. Please call 704636-3408 for appt. Pit Bull pups, beautiful. Parents on site. Reds, brown/white browns, combos, and a couple unique combos. 11 in all. $100 ea. Papers can be acquired but will cost more. Call Jeremy or Leah @ 980-234-6206 anytime. Salisbury area

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Border Collie puppies, full-blooded. 6 available. Born: Jan. 25, 2011. Parents on site. Great working dogs or companions. $200 each. Contact Pam or David at 336-998-4162 Tarpin Hill Farm

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Homes for Sale

New Listing! WOW!


Beautiful 3BR, 2½BA has many extras! Cathedral ceiling, ceiling fans, ceramic tile, dbl. detached garage w/upstairs apt, priced $66,000 below tax value. 51935 $358,000. Karen Rufty at B&R Realty 704-202-6041

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

Great Location

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 Salisbury

Lots of Extras

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

Salisbury. 3BR/2BA custom home on 3 wooded acs excel. loc. 3.5 car garage, theater room w/wetbar & BA. All new granite tops & stainless appls in kitchen w/formal dining. Also detached 22 x 30 shop with 2 BR apt w/central H/A. See pics & virtual tour at For Sale By Owner i.d. #22538446. $349,900. 980-521-1961

Salisbury. Providence Church Road. 3BR/2BA, garage, two car carport, new roof, new interior paint, washer, dryer and dishwasher, 3 large lots, 3 outbuildings, central air & heat. $109,000. 704637-6950 Spencer


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


Land for Sale

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

Lots for Sale

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

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

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

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

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

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

Granite Quarry, 2 BR, 2 BA. Very nice, gas heat. Rent $550, Deposit $500. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

Moreland Pk area. 2BR all appliances furnished. $495-$595/mo. Deposit negotiable. Section 8 welcome. 336-247-2593

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

E. Rowan res. water front lot, Shore Landing subd. $100,000 Monica Poole B&R Realty 704-245-4628 Woodleaf. 4320 Potneck Rd. 2-story house on .67 acre. 1,985 sq. ft. living space w/attached 2-vehicle garage. 4BR, 2 full BA, living, dining, den, pantry, hardwood floors. New roof & heating/cooling system. Detached 1-vehicle garage workshop, 248 sq. ft. Walking distance to Woodleaf School. $115,000. Call 704-278-4703 after 7 p.m.

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

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

W. Rowan

Real Estate Commercial

New Cape Cod Style House


2,500 total sq. ft. Appliances Included Built on your lot $129,950

Southwestern Rowan Co.

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

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704-746-4492 Lake Property

Great View!

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.

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

Homes of American Rockwell Oldest Dealer in Rowan County. Best prices anywhere. 704-279-7997 Fleetwood S/W 1994, 2BR/1BA, appls, move in condition. $9,000. 704-2091122 or 704-640-5365

Land for Sale 3 acres, over looks babbling creek, private setting, $43,900 owner financing. 704-535-4159

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

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

B & R REALTY 704-633-2394 Century 21 Towne & Country 474 Jake Alexander Blvd. (704)637-7721


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

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Lots for Sale High Rock Lake. 4BR, 2BA rustic home. Pier, ramp, floating dock. 1,800± sq. ft. .90± water frontage. Decks, hardwood floors. Panther Point Trail. 336-751-5925 or 704-450-0146

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

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

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

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

1, 2, & 3 BR Huge Apartments, very nice. $375 & up. 704-754-1480 2 BR, 1 BA off Morlan Park Rd., has refrig. & stove, furnished yard maint. & garbage pickup. No pets. Rent $500, Dep. $500. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 2BR brick duplex with carport, convenient to hospita. $450 per month. 704-637-1020 403 Carolina Blvd. Duplex For Rent. 2BR,1BA. $500/mo. Please call 704-279-8467

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

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

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

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

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

East Rowan area. 2BR, 1½BA. $465-$550/month. Chambers Realty 704-637-1020

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

East Spencer - 2 BR, 1 BA. $400 per month. Carolina-Piedmont Prop. 704-248-2520

Available now! Spacious and thoughtfully designed one bedroom apartment homes for Senior Citizens 55+ years of age. $475 rent with only a $99 deposit! Call now for more information 704-639-9692. We will welcome your Section 8 voucher!

No. 61161

No. 61183 Notice of Public Hearing The Planning Board for the Town of Spencer has scheduled a courtesy hearing for Tuesday, March 22 at 6PM in the Spencer Municipal Building. The Board of Aldermen has scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, April 12 at 7PM. The purpose of the hearings is to consider the following: The rezoning of Tax Map 052, Parcel 083 from Interstate Business to R-6 Residential. All interested persons are invited to attend and participate in the hearings. For more information please call 633-2231. TOWN OF SPENCER Dustin L. Wilson, Land Management Director No. 61184 Notice of Public Hearing The Planning Board for the Town of Spencer has scheduled a courtesy hearing for Tuesday, March 22 at 6PM in the Spencer Municipal Building. The Board of Aldermen has scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, April 12 at 7PM. The purpose of the hearings is to consider the following: An ordinance amendment which would add pawn shops to the list of uses for the Central and Highway Business Districts. All interested persons are invited to attend and participate in the public hearing. For more information please call 633-2231. TOWN OF SPENCER Dustin L. Wilson, Land Management Director No. 61185 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, ROWAN COUNTY - 10 SP 1177 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Dustin R Nevers and Morgan A Nevers, husband and wife to Henry V Cunningham, Jr, Trustee(s), which was dated July 15, 2009 and recorded on July 16, 2009 in Book 1146 at Page 126, Rowan County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said default having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on March 31, 2011 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rowan County, North Carolina, to wit: TAX MAP 028, PARCEL 119 ALL OF THAT PARCEL OF LAND KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS THE SOUTHERN HALF OF LOT NO. 9 AND AL OF LOTS NOS. 10, 11, 12, IN BLOCK NO. 18 AS SHOWN UPON THE MAP OF THE EUDORA LAND COMPANY ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF REGISTER OF DEEDS, NORTH CAROLINA, THE SAID PARCEL OF LAND FRONTING 175 FEET ON DIVISION AVENUE AND EXTENDS BACK 150 FEET TO AN ALLEY. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 126 Division Avenue, Salisbury, NC 28144. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS WHERE IS." There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Dustin R. Nevers and Morgan A. Nevers. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, Substitute Trustee, Brock & Scott, PLLC Attorneys for Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200, Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988, FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 10-37873-FC01

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Co-Executors for the Estate of Almeda S. Barger, 213 Queen Anne Road, Salisbury, NC 28144. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 17th day of June, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 11th day of March, 2011. Almeda S. Barger, deceased, Rowan County File #2011E231, Shirley Jane B. Jones, 565 Neel Road, Salisbury, NC 28147, James Steven Barger, 249 Sundown Road, Mooresville, NC 28117 No. 61191 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of David Baxter Settlemyer, 548 White Oaks Drive, Salisbury, NC 28147. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 24th day of June, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 18th day of March, 2011. David Baxter Settlemyer, deceased, Rowan County File #2011E313, John David Settlemyer, 8027 Bytham Castle Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078 No. 61113 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having Qualified as Administrator CTA of the Estate of Carlen Hardy, 8555 Crooked Oak Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 28th day of May, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 22nd day of February, 2011. Carlen Hardy, deceased, Rowan County File #2011E202, Tina Carpenter Reed, 2613 Konawa Ct., Power Springs, GA 30127 Attorney: John L. Holshouser, Jr., PO Box 1617, Salisbury, NC 28145

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The Rowan County Housing Authority

310 Long Meadow Drive Salisbury, NC 28147 will be accepting applications for Section 8 Housing Assistance on the following dates only:

March 16 and 17, 2011 March 22 and 23, 2011 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

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

No applications will be accepted without the following documents for every member of the household provided by the applicant: Birth Certificate Social Security Card North Carolina Identification Card or Valid Drivers License (head of household only)

West Side Manor Apts. Robert Cobb Rentals Variety World, Inc. 2345 Statesville Blvd. Near Salisbury Mall

Applicants who currently reside in public housing will be required to complete an application for Section 8 & must provide copies of all documents listed above. DO NOT ARRIVE AT OUR OFFICE BEFORE 9:30 AM ON THE DATES LISTED ABOVE!!

704-633-1234 China Grove. 2BR, 2BA. All electric. Clean & safe. No pets. $575/month + deposit. 704-202-0605 China Grove. Nice 2BR, 1BA. $550/month + deposit & references. No pets. Call 704-279-8428

No. 61114 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having Qualified as Executor of the Estate of Stephen Craig Condrey, 1049 Fraley Street, Salisbury, NC 28146, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 21st day of May, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 15th day of February, 2011. Stephen Craig Condrey, deceased, Rowan County File #2010E1248, Margaret Miller Condrey, 1049 Fraley Street, Salisbury, NC 28146 Attorney: John L. Holshouser, Jr., PO Box 1617, Salisbury, NC 28145-1617

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No. 61188 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having Qualified as Executor of the Estate of Terry Lonzo Barringer, 305 Union Heights Blvd., Salisbury, NC 28146-5943, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 18th day of June, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 11th day of March, 2011. Melvin Leannis Barringer, Executor for the estate of Terry Lonzo Barringer, deceased, File 11E194, 2010 Liberty Road, Gold Hill, NC 28071 Attorney at Law, Glenn S. Hayes, 129 N. Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144


NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Co-Executors of the Estate of Ailene Lingle Humphrey, 3145 Sherrills Ford Road, Salisbury, NC 28147, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 28th day of June, 2011, or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 16th day of March, 2011. Betty H. Cauble and Sarah H. Eckenrod, as Co-Executors for the estate of Ailene Lingle Humphrey, deceased, File 11E234, 1012 Dellray Drive, Salisbury, NC 28147, 1117 Pembroke Road, Greensboro, NC 27408 Attorney at Law, John T. Hudson, 122 N. Lee St., Salisbury, NC 28144

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No. 61189


No. 61190 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having Qualified as Executor of the Estate of Jim Brown Edmiston, 2604 Old Concord Road, Salisbury, NC 28144, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 22nd day of June, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 16th day of March, 2011. Jim Brown Edmiston, deceased, Rowan County File #2011E272, Elizabeth Victoria Edmiston Palmer, 36758 Millingport Road, New London, NC 28127 Attorney: John L. Holshouser, Jr., P.O. Box 1617, Salisbury, NC 28145-1617

No. 61158 NOTICE OF SALE IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE OF NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION - ROWAN COUNTY - 11 sp 102 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY LARRY EDWARD ROBERTS DATED SEPTEMBER 24, 2004 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 1019 AT PAGE 128 AND MODIFIED BY AGREEMENT RECORDED MAY 4, 2005 AT BOOK 1035, PAGE 499 IN THE ROWAN COUNTY PUBLIC REGISTRY, NORTH CAROLINA Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in the above-referenced deed of trust and because of default in the payment of the secured indebtedness and failure to perform the stipulation and agreements therein contained and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the secured debt, the undersigned substitute trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at the county courthouse of said county at 2:00 PM on March 28, 2011 the following described real estate and any other improvements which may be situated thereon, in Rowan County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING ALL OF LOTS NOS. 13, 14, 15, 16, 25, 26, 27, AND 28, BLOCK G, AS SHOWN ON THE PLAT OF EASTVIEW, FORMERLY THE PROPERTY OF J.L. FISHER AND J.B. MORRISON, MADE BY J.D. JUSTICE, C.S., OCTOBER 9TH 1943 AND DULY REGISTERED IN BOOK OF MAPS, PAGE 473, OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS OF ROWAN COUNTY. And Being more commonly known as: 2113 East Innes St, Salisbury, NC 28146 The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are Larry Edward Roberts. The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS." Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale. Any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. This sale is made subject to all prior liens and encumbrances, and unpaid taxes and assessments including but not limited to any transfer tax associated with the foreclosure. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. This sale will be held open ten days for upset bids as required by law. Following the expiration of the statutory upset period, all remaining amounts are IMMEDIATELY DUE AND OWING. Failure to remit funds in a timely manner will result in a Declaration of Default and any deposit will be frozen pending the outcome of any re-sale. SPECIAL NOTICE FOR LEASEHOLD TENANTS: If you are a tenant residing in the property, be advised that an Order for Possession of the property may be issued in favor of the purchaser. Also, if your lease began or was renewed on or after October 1, 2007, be advised that you may terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. You may be liable for rent due under the agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. The date of this Notice is February 24, 2011. Grady I. Ingle Or Elizabeth B. Ells, Substitute Trustee, 11-013005 10130 Perimeter Parkway, Suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28216 (704) 333-8107

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Condos and Townhomes

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

Condos and Townhomes

Houses for Rent

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

475 Gaskey Rd. 3BR, 1 ½BA brick house. 1 acre land. $575/mo. + $300 sec. dep. 704-326-5073

Colony Garden Apartments 2BR and 1-1/2 BA Town Homes $585/mo. College Students Welcome! Near Salisbury VA Hospital 704-762-0795

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TAX SEIZURE AUCTIONMonday, April 2 at 10 a.m. 201 S. Central Ave., Locust, NC. (East of Charlotte) Selling Seized Vehicles & Heavy Equipment for NC Department of Revenue for Unpaid Taxes. Antique Cars, Heavy Equipment, Hardware. 704-791-8825. ncaf5479

Appraisal Services Appraisal – Real Estate Single family, multifamily & land for tax appeals, PMI removal, estates, etc. 13+ Years Experience. NC Certified Licensed. Call 704-603-7009

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

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

WATERFRONT LOTS being sold at ABSOLUTE AUCTION25 Smith Mountain Lake waterfront lots at the Waterside development and 164 acres of adjoining land will be sold on April 9 at Noon at the Landing Mariners Conference Center in Huddleston, VA. Bank financing is available. 5% Buyer's Premium. For more information, go to or call Woltz & Associates, Inc., Brokers & Auctioneers (VA#321), Roanoke, VA, 800-551-3588.

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3 BR, 2 BA, close to Salisbury Mall. Gas heat, nice. Rent $695, deposit $600. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446


Carport and Garages

KEN WEDDINGTON Total Auctioneering Services 140 Eastside Dr., China Grove 704-8577458 License 392

New Homes Additions & Repairs Small Commercial Ceiling Texture Removal

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


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

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

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

Faith, 3 BR, 2 BA with carport, large lot, outside storage. No Pets. $700/mo. 704-279-3518

Fairmont Ave., 3 BR, 1 ½ BA, has refrigerator & stove, large yard. Rent $725, dep. $700. No Pets. Call Rowan Properties, 704-633-0446

Fulton St. 4 BR, 1 ½ BA. Refrigerator, stove furnished. Rent $625, Dep., $600. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

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

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Houses: 3BRs, 1BA. Apartments: 2 & 3 BR's, 1BA Deposit required. Faith Realty 704-630-9650 Kannapolis - 1004 West B St., 2 BR, 1 BA, $535/ mo.; 2120 Centergrove Rd. -3 BR, 2 BA, $975/mo. KREA 704-933-2231

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

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

Heating and Air Conditioning

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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Steve's Lawn Care We'll take care of all your lawn care needs!! Great prices. 704-431-7225

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


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

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

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

Masonry and Brickwork

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

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

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

High quality work. Good prices on all your masonry needs.

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

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

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

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Rockwell 3BR/2BA. All tile and wood flooring. All appliances, just outside city limits. Nice quiet neighborhood. $850/mo + deposit. 704-239-4962 or 704-223-1450

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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

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

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

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Near China Grove. 2BR, 1BA. Limit 3. No pets. $600/mo. Dep. & credit check req. 704-279-4838

3BR/1BA, Stove & refrigerator, W/D hookup, $575/mo + deposit. Section 8 OK. 336-909-0864

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

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Camp Julia Rd. area. Remodeled 5BR farmhouse. With barn & fenced pastures. $1,000/ mo. + $1,000 deposit. 704-202-3790

Real Estate Auction Waterfront ICW Home & Contents, 2865 Gang-plank Rd. Supply NC. Saturday, April 2nd. 10:00 am – until. 910-297-5045. LOW Reserve/10% Buyers Premium. Mbarber NCALB 7734

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Faith – 2BR, 1BA. Beautiful with carport, 12x20 bldg, on 2 acres. New hardwood, new stainless appl. & microwave. New cabinets, counters, tile. High efficiency heat pump. Dishwasher, W/D. $650/mo. 704-239-9351

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

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East Spencer, 608 Sides Lane. Brick ranch style house with 3BR, 2 BA, LR, DR & Den. Eat in kitchen, laundry room, Central Heat & A/C. Carpet in all rooms. Sec 8 only. No pets. Rent $750. Dep $500. Call 732-770-1047.

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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

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

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Hidden Creek, Large 2 BR, 2 BA end unit, 1600 s.f., great room & master suite, all appliances, W/D, pool & clubhouse, $795/mo + $400 dep. References required. One yr. lease, no smoking, no pets. 704-640-8542



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

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

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House Cleaning Home Maid Cleaning Service, 11 yrs. exp, Free Estimates & References. Call Regina 704.791.0046

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

I will pick up your nonrunning vehicles & pay you to take them away! Call Mike anytime. 336-479-2502

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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 704-857-1731 citizens. 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.


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SALISBURY POST Houses for Rent Rockwell, 2 BR, 1 BA. Very nice. Rent $595, Deposit $500. No Pets. Call Rowan Properties, 704-633-0446 Rockwell. 1BR. Appl., central heat & air. Storage building. $475/mo. 704-2796850 or 704-798-3035 Rockwell. 2BR/1BA, Appl., gas wall furnace. Window air. Storage building, large yard. $500/mo. 704-2796850 or 704-798-3035

Salisbury - 2100 Stokes Ferry Rd. Nice, recently remodeled 2,000 square foot house with 4 BR, 2 BA, large fenced backyard and out building. Central heat and air (gas pack), convenient to I-85. Lots of storage. $800/month plus deposit. Call 336225-2224 or email Salisbury 2/3BR, 1 BA, nice neighborhood. No pets. $650/month. Please Call 704-798-7124 Salisbury 2BR/1BA, Private cottage, new heating & air. All appls included. $775/ mo + dep.704-798-5959 Salisbury 3BR/2BA home, East Rowan Schools, big yard $600/mo + deposit. 704-645-8908 Salisbury apt. houses for rent 2-3BRs. Application, deposit, & proof of employment req'd. Section 8 welcome. 704-762-1139 Salisbury City. 2BR / 1BA, new vinyl, new roof, fenced bk yd. $495/mo + dep. 704-640-5750 Salisbury

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Office and Commercial Rental

Salisbury. 2BR, appls., storage bldg., $475/mo. + deposit. 704-279-6850 or 704-798-3035 Salisbury. 3 & 2 Bedroom Houses. $500-$1,000. Also, Duplex Apartments. 704636-6100 or 704-633-8263



Office Complex Salisbury. Perfect location near Court House & County Building. Six individual offices. New central heat/air, heavily insulated for energy efficiency, fully carpeted (to be installed) except stone at entrance, conference room, employee break room, tile bathroom, complete integrated phone system with video capability in each office & nice reception area. Want to lease but will sell. Perfect for dual occupancy. By appt only. 704-636-1850 Office Suite Available. Bradshaw Real Estate 704-633-9011 Rockwell. Nice retail or office building. $400/ mo. Call 704-279-6973 or 704-279-7988

Salisbury. 3BR, 2BA. On 5 acres. Electric heat & air. Well & septic tank. Clean, spacious, private deck. $800/mo. plus $800 deposit. Please call 704-202-4281 Salisbury/Spencer 2, 4 & 5 BR $450-$850/mo. 704202-3644 or leave message. No calls after 7pm

Salisbury/Spencer. 3BR, 2BA homes. Appliances, hardwood floors. Master with bath. $700/mo. plus deposit. Section 8 OK. 704-906-2561 Sells Rd. & East Ridge Rd. 3BR, 1½BA. All elec., free water, stove & refrig. $695. 704-633-6035 Spencer, 2BR / 1BA, storage bldg, appls, no pets. Dep & refs. $490/mo. 910-508-9853 Spencer, 3rd St., 2BR / 1BA, remodeled, fenced in bk yd, cent A/H, $525/mo + dep. 704-640-5750

Cadillac Seville SLS Sedan, 2001. Cashmere exterior with oatmeal interior. Stock #F11236B. $7,987.1-800-542-9758

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

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

Saturn Aura XE-4, 2009. blue exterior Deep w/gray interior. Stock #T10726B. $13,787. 1-800-542-9758

Saturn SL, 2002, Cranberry with Gray Cloth interior 1.9L AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/OD all power, AM/FM/CD, alloy rims, nonsmoker, GAS SAVERRRR!! 704-603-4255

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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

Transportation Dealerships

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

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Ford Escape XLT SUV, 2009. Gray exterior with charcoal interior. Stock #T11062A. $19,687 1-800-542-9758

GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT SUV, 2003. Green exterior with neutral/shale interior, Stock #F10528C2. $13,387. 1-800-542-9758.

Honda S2000 Convertible, blue exterior with black interior. Stock # T10727A. $7,887. 1-800-542-9758

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara SUV, 2007. Steel blue metallic exterior with dark slate gray interior. Stock #F11055A. $19,887. 1-800-542-9758

Nissan Xterra S SUV, 2006. Solar Yellow Clearcoat exterior with charcoal interior. Stock #T10409A. $10,887 1-800-542-9758

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 Tom Bost at B & R Realty 704-202-4676

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

Toyota Avalon XLS Sedan, 2006. Phantom gray exterior with graphite interior. Stock #F11054A. $18,587. Call 1-800-542-9758

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

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.

Manufactured Home Lot Rentals East Salisbury. Mobile home lot available. Not in park. Water & electric hook-ups. 704-638-0108

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 East Area. 2BR, water, trash. Limit 2. Dep. req. No pets. Call 704-6367531 or 704-202-4991


2BR/2BA, on 3 acre private lot, large deck, carport, appliances, $575 per month + deposit. No pets. 704-202-4668 East Rowan. 2BR. trash and lawn service included. No pets. $475 month. 704-433-1255

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

Ford Expedition Limited, 2007. Black clearcoat w/ Charcoal Black/Caramel interior. Stock #F11192A. $24,887. 1-800-542-9758

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

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

Weekly Special Only $16,995

2006 Mercedes Benz C Class Sport One of a Kind! Must See! Call Steve today! 704-603-4255

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


Toyota Avalon XLS Sedan, 2002. Woodland Pearl w/Ivory interior. Stock #T11232A. $10,787. 1-800-542-9758

Motorcycles & ATVs

Ford, Focus SE 2000. Hunter green. Four door. Very clean. Great gas mileage. New tires, new CD player. Automatic. $3,800 obo. Please call 704-798-4375

Honda 2005 VTX 1800 Titanium Silver, manufacturers Warranty in effect. Numerous extras with unit. $8,800. 704239-1765

Thank You, Rowan, for Voting Us #1 for Pre-Owned Autos!

Nissan Altima 2.5 S Coupe, 2009. Code Red Metallic w/Charcoal interior. Stock #F10363A. $19,687. 1-800-542-9758


Pontiac Bonneville SE Sedan, 2005. Sedona beige metallic exterior taupe interior. Stock #T11091A, $7,887 1-800-542-9758

Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 LTZ, 2007. Black exterior w/ebony/light cashmere interior. Stock #F10336A. $24,687. 1800-542-9758

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


Jayco Featherlite, 2005. Clean, like new. Tan exterior with beige interior. Stock # P7621A2. $11,987. 1-800-542-9758

Service & Parts

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

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 Slimline, fits shortbed. $300. Please Call 704-637-0077

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

Chevy Express Conversion Van, 2002. Home On Wheels! Must See! Call Steve at 704-603-4255

Ford F-150 Lariat Extended Cab, 1997. pacific green clearcoat metallic exterior with medium prairie tan interior. Stock # F11124B2. $6,987. 1800-542-9758

Hummer H3, 2006, birch white exterior with black cloth interior, 3.5 5 cylinder auto transmission, AM/FM/CD, DVD w/2 headrest monitors, chrome rims, EXTRA CLEAN! 704-603-4255

Toyota 4Runner SR5 SUV, 2007. Titanium Metallic exterior with stone interior. Stock #T11219A. $22,887. 1-800-542-9758

Infiniti QX4 SUV, 1998. Dover white exterior with gray interior. Stock #T11207B. $6,987 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 Jeep Cherokee Classic SUV, 2001. Stone white clearcoat exterior with agate interior. Stock #F11124B1. $8,287. Call Now 1-800-542-9758.

Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab, 2005. Super white exterior with graphite interior. Stock #F10525A. $9,487. 1-800-542-9758 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, 2008. Silver w/ Dark Slate Gray. Stock #T11223A. $19,087. 1-800-542-9758

GMC Yukon SLT, 2004. Summit white exterior with gray leather interior, 5.3 V8 auto transmission, Bose radio, full power ops, 4x4, alloy rims, RUNS & DRIVES AWESOME! 704-603-4255

Thank You, Rowan, for Voting Us #1 for Pre-Owned Autos!

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

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

Volvo XC90 T6 AWD, 2005 gold w/tan leather int., V6, twin turbo, tiptronic trans. All pwr opt., AM/FM/CD changer, dual power/heated seats, navigation, alloy rims, Ready for that special buyer! 704-603-4255

Dodge Dakota Sport, Regular Cab, 1999. White exterior with gray interior. Stock #F10461A. $4,987. 1-800-542-9758

Dodge Durango SLT, 2001. 4x4, leather, 3rd row seat, heated seats. Call Steve 704-603-4255

CLONINGER FORD, INC. “Try us before you buy.” 511 Jake Alexander Blvd. 704-633-9321 TEAM CHEVROLET, CADILLAC, BUICK, GMC. 704-216-8000

GMC Yukon Hybrid SUV, 2009. Onyx black exterior with ebony interior. Stock #F11224A. $39,287. 1-800-542-9758

Dodge BR1500 SLT Laramie Regular Cab, 1996. Black exterior with gray interior. Stock #F10549B. $5,787. 1-800-542-9758.


Transportation Dealerships

Cadillac Deville, 2005, Light Platinum w/Shale leather interior, 4.6L, DOHC, V8, Northstar, AUTO transmission, AM/FM/CD, all power, LOW MILES, nonsmoker, all books, alloy rims, RIDE OF LUXURY!! 704-603-4255

Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Edition, 2003 True Blue Parchment Metallic/Med leather int., 4.0L (245), SOHC SEFI V6 AUTO, loaded, all power, AM/FM/ CD changer, steering wheel controls, running boards, alloy rims, heated seats, rides & drives great! 704-603-4255

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LS Crew Cab, 2005. Summit white exterior with dark charcoal interior. Stock #P7656$14,587. Call 1-800-542-9758.

Recreational Vehicles


BMW M3 Convertible, 2004. Silver gray metallic exterior with gray interior. Stock #F11243A1 1-800-542-9758

Saturn VUE V6 SUV, 2007. Storm gray clearcoat exterior with gray interior. Stock #F10528D1. $14,787 1-800-542-9758

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

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

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

Lexus IS 300 Sedan, 2003. Graphite gray pearl with black exterior interior. Stock #T11202B. $12,787. 1-800-542-9758

Faith. 2BR, 2BA. Appliances, water, sewer incl. Pet OK. $500/mo + $500 deposit. 704-279-7463 Granite Quarry, 3 BR, 2 BA, DW. $700/mo. Salis., 2 BR, 1 BA house, $425/ mo. No Pets. 704-239-2833

Trucks, SUVs & Vans


Spencer Shops Lease great retail space for as little as $750/mo for 2,000 sq ft at. 704-431-8636 Warehouse space / manufacturing as low as $1.25/sq. ft./yr. Deposit. Call 704-431-8636

Ford Escape XLT, 2001. Yellow exterior with medium graphite interior. Stock # F10556A. $6,887. 1-800-542-9758

Hummer H2 SUV, 2007. Pewter metallic exterior with ebony interior. Stock #F10462B. $32,987 1-800-542-9758

Call Steve today! 704-603-4255

Salisbury, Kent Exec. Park, $100 & up, 1st month free, ground floor, incls conf rm, utilities, & ample pkg. 704-202-5879

5,000 sq.ft. warehouse w/loading docks & small office. Call Bradshaw Real Estate 704-633-9011

Granite Quarry-Comm Metal Bldg units perfect for contractor, hobbyist, or storage. 24 hour surveillance, exterior lighting and ample parking. 900-1800 sq feet avail. Call for spring specials. 704-232-3333

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Manufactured Home for Rent

Salisbury. 3BR, 2 full BA in '08. Remodeled Central heat & AC. $215/week + 3 weeks deposit & 1 weeks rent. Total move in $860. Weekly rental. Rent and work references required. 980-521-4382

Transportation Dealerships

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

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

Salisbury. S. Main location. Utilities incl. Level access. Private entrance. Must see. 704-638-0108 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

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

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

Honda Pilot EXL, 2005, Redrock Pearl w/ Saddle interior, VTEC, V6, 5-speed automatic, fully loaded, all power opts, AM/FM/CD changer, steering wheel controls, pwr leather seats, alloy rims, 3RD seat, SUNROOF nonsmoker, LOADED! 704-603-4255

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Monday, March 21 In coming months, you are likely to become a much stronger person, operating with far greater independence than in the past. Impediments that hampered your progress will diminish considerably as you progress. Aries (March 21-April 19) ? Consider yourself lucky if you can operate on your own, because there will likely be plenty of others who will be popping in and out of your affairs all day long. Taurus (April 20-May 20) ? There is likely to be a fortunate shift in conditions that could produce numerous work- related opportunities for you. However, you?ll need to be on your toes to grab one for yourself. Gemini (May 21-June 20) ? Something new could pop up that offers you a progressive idea, a new method or a fresh career opportunity. Join whichever one has the best longterm prospects. Cancer (June 21-July 22) ? Things could have a way of ending up to your advantage, but that doesn?t mean you can leave anything important unattended or up to chance. Stay on top of what?s important. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) ? Be sure to evaluate all your alternatives before making any kind of important decision. To your surprise, you?ll have numerous advantages to choose from. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ? Your possibilities for acquisition look better than usual right now, which can get confusing at times. If you concentrate your efforts on growth, it will be easier. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) ? Something you?re hoping for has a better than usual of coming true, but only if you don?t lose faith in yourself or in others who are trying to help you. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) ? If you simply do what needs doing without talking any muss or fuss, your efforts are likely to be far more successful. Put all your energy in the application. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) ? There is an excellent chance that Lady Luck will single you out for special attention. What she has in mind will produce many happy returns. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ? Some kind of help for one of your critical concerns is forthcoming, as long as you are on the case. Dedicate as much time as possible to important things. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) ? People who like you are eager to help, but only if you lay all your cards out on the table. Be as forthright about your needs as possible and they?ll do what they can. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) ? Material motivation can be a powerful factor to help you conquer your fears and accomplish your goals. If you want to be inspired, focus on things you want. 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 AstroGraph, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 440920167. United FeatUre Syndicate

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Lichen sclerosus an irritating condition Bridge hand: To finesse or not to finesse tion is not contagious, and it cannot be spread to others through sexual contact. Persistent cases may carry an increased risk of skin cancer, but this has not been definitively proved; however, it is still important to have followup examinations at least every year. More severe cases may require an exam every six months. Untreated cases are at increased risk for complications. In women with genital involvement, scratching can lead to scarring, which may narrow the vaginal opening, thus affecting the ability and/or desire to have intercourse. In those with blistering, it may become so severe that any pressure on the area becomes unbearable. In men with foreskin involvement, it can lead to tightening and thinning of the area, causing problems urinating and during erections. Treatment depends on location. Many mild cases without involvement of the genitals or anus will disappear on their own. Other areas that require therapy may respond to corticosteroid ointments or creams typically used daily for several weeks with a reduction to a maintenance level of just once or twice in a like period to prevent recurrence. It is important to have regular monitoring because prolonged use of steroids can cause side effects. If this approach fails to work, other options include prescription sex hormones, ultraviolet-light treatment (only for nongenital areas) and immune-modulating medications. Men with lichen sclerosus of the foreskin may benefit from circumcision.

If you would like to read more about the condition, visit h e a l t h / l i c h e n sclerosus/DS00725. The Mayo Clinic does an excellent job of providing easy-to-understand yet in-depth information about a vast array of medical conditions. Readers who are interested in learning more about skin disorders can order my Health Report “Dermatitis, Eczema and Psoriasis” by sending a self-addressed stamped No. 10 envelope and a $2 check or money order made payable to Newsletter, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092-0167. Be sure to mention the title or print an order form off my website’s direct link at www.AskDrGottMD. com/order—form.pdf. Dear Dr. Gott: I read a recent article about a disease. I think it was a four-letter acronym and an autoimmune disorder. I believe the symptoms included joint swelling and pain. It sounds similar to symptoms I have, but I lost the article. Dear reader: I believe the article you are referring discussed MCTD, or mixed connective tissue disease. You can reread the article on my website at www.AskDrGottMD. com/childhood-jointpain-and-fainting-in-the-elderly. Dr. Peter H. Gott is a retired physician and the author of several books, including “Live Longer, Live Better,” “Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar Diet” and “Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar Cookbook,” which are available at most bookstores or online. His website is www.AskDrGottMD. com. United FeatUre Syndicate

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Jim Ritts of Knoxville, Tenn., saw a T-shirt in Vail, Col., claiming: “If you think marriage is a 50-50 proposition, you don’t know the half of it.” A finesse is supposedly 5050, but as we found out last week, if you always think that, you don’t know the half of it. This week, we will look at five deals that might or might not involve a finesse. In today’s, you are in four spades. West leads the diamond jack. What would you do? You might have rebid three notrump, which would have worked well with this layout, since you would have had nine top tricks on any lead. (Strong-club systems, when a one-club opening

promises 16 points or more, work better with this type of hand, permitting a more leisurely discussion about the merits of each strain — a suit or no-trump.) You have two diamond los-

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Dear Dr. Gott: Please provide any information you have concerning lichen sclerosus. I was diagnosed eight years ago and have visited three doctors, who all agree I have it, but I have not had much help from the medications they have preDR. PETER scribed. Evidently not GOTT much is known about the cause of the problem or a cure. Mine is definitely getting worse, and I’m searching for help. I read your column and enjoy your helpful comments. Thank you for any assistance you can provide — even hints about where I could research further on my own would be welcome. Dear reader: Lichen sclerosus is an uncommon skin condition. It primarily affects the skin of the genitals or anus, but it can occur anywhere on the body and in anyone of any age. It is most prevalent in postmenopausal women. Symptoms include itching (sometimes severe), smooth white spots that may become blotchy and wrinkled, easy bruising or tearing, tenderness of the affected areas, discomfort, bleeding and, in severe cases, blistering or ulcerated lesions. The cause of lichen sclerosus is unknown, but it is thought to be related to either a lack of sex hormones or an overactive immune system. Areas of skin that had previous damage are more likely to be affected if you develop lichen sclerosus. The condi-

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ers and two finesses, in hearts and clubs. So, you win trick one with your diamond ace, play a spade to dummy’s jack, and take the heart finesse. It loses, they cash their diamond tricks and exit with a trump to dummy’s ace. Now you take the club finesse. Unlucky — it loses too: down one. Well, that is how it would go for a finessing fiend. But surely you didn’t play it that way. After winning with the diamond ace, you cashed the club ace and played another club, didn’t you? They took their diamond winners ending with East, and he shifted to the heart jack, but you won with your ace, drew two rounds of trumps ending in the dummy, and discarded your losing heart queen on the winning club queen — didn’t you?

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5-D 5-Day ay Forecast for for Salisbury Salisbury

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High 74°

Low 49°

79°/ 54°

77°/ 52°

67°/ 38°

59°/ 38°

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Today Hi Lo W 75 56 pc 56 42 t 63 45 t 53 31 pc 40 34 sn 60 38 pc 54 36 t 78 62 pc 75 35 pc 58 36 pc 32 12 pc 70 52 t

City Atlanta Atlantic City Baltimore Billings Boston Chicago Cleveland Dallas Denver Detroit Fairbanks Indianapolis

Tomorrow Hi Lo W 79 58 pc 57 39 pc 59 39 cd 48 28 sn 46 29 pc 45 39 t 41 39 r 84 62 pc 58 28 pc 41 33 r 32 11 cd 66 55 t

City Kansas City Las Vegas Los Angeles Miami Minneapolis New Orleans New York Omaha Philadelphia Phoenix Salt Lake City Washington, DC

Today Hi Lo W 76 60 pc 59 44 r 62 45 t 80 65 pc 48 34 pc 80 62 f 55 42 r 68 54 pc 58 45 t 66 50 sh 54 40 r 65 48 t

Tomorrow Hi Lo W 74 47 t 63 45 pc 62 48 pc 80 64 s 37 33 r 78 63 f 52 34 pc 70 39 t 55 36 pc 69 49 pc 48 32 sn 61 42 cd

Today Hi Lo W 77 48 s 59 37 s 32 19 pc 55 35 s 78 71 r 51 30 pc 57 44 r

Tomorrow Hi Lo W 69 51 s 57 39 pc 32 30 pc 59 37 s 78 73 t 41 28 pc 46 39 r

World Cities Today Hi Lo W 51 41 s 44 24 pc 64 53 s 51 35 pc 82 69 s 26 17 sn 53 41 pc

City Amsterdam Beijing Beirut Berlin Buenos Aires Calgary Dublin

Tomorrow Hi Lo W 53 41 s 46 28 s 60 51 pc 55 39 s 86 68 pc 30 10 pc 55 37 pc

City Jerusalem London Moscow Paris Rio Seoul Tokyo

Pollen Index

Almanac Data from Salisbury through ough 6 p.m. yest. Temperature

Regional Regio g onal W Weather eather Knoxville Kn K le le 76/50

Frank n Franklin 72 7 2 3 72/43

Wins Winston Win Salem a 70/ 4 70/54

Boone 67/ 67/49

Hi kkory Hickory 74/49

A Asheville s ville v lle 7 72/ 72/40

Sp nb Spartanburg 74/5 74/50

Kit Kitty Hawk Haw H wk w 63 63/56 3//56 3 6

D Danville 72/52 Greensboro o D Durham h m 70/54 72/56 56 Raleigh Ral al 74/56 7

Salisb S alisb sb b y bury Salisbury 49 9 74/49 Charlotte ha ttte 74/50

Cape Ha C Hatteras atter atte attera ter era ra ass a 63 6 63/5 63/54 3/5 3/ /54 5 W to Wilmington 72/56

Atlanta 76/52

Co C Col bia Columbia 77/ 77/52

Darlington D Darli 76/54 /5 /54

Augusta A ug u 79/54 7 79 79/ 9/ 4 9/54

.. ... Sunrise-.............................. 7:24 a.m. Sunset tonight 7:34 p.m. Moonrise today................... 10:18 p.m. Moonset today.................... 8:12 a.m.

Mar 26 Apr 3 Apr 11 Apr 17 Last New N First Full

Aiken ken en 76/52 76/ 76 /5 5

Allendale A Al llen e ll 79/52 7 /52 52 Savannah na ah 6 79/56

High.................................................... 62° Low..................................................... 53° Last year's high.................................. 76° Last year's low....................................44° .................................... 44° Normal high........................................ 65° Normal low......................................... 43° Record high........................... 85° in 1948 Record low............................. 23° in 1923 .............................23° ...............................33% Humidity at noon............................... 33%

Moreh Mo M Morehead o ehea oreh orehea hea ad a d Cit Ci C City ittyy ity 6 6 67/5 67/56


Ch le les est Charleston 70/58 7 70 Hilton Head H n He e 70/59 7 70/ 0///59 9 Shown is today’s weather. Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.


N. C. Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources 0-50 good, 51-100 moderate, 101-150 unhealthy for sensitive grps., 151-200 unhealthy, 201-300 verryy unhealthy, 301-500 haazzardous

Se S e ea at atttttlle Seattle 5 51 1///4 1 4 40 0 51/40


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yrtle yr le eB Be Bea Beach ea each Myrtle 7 70 0//56 0/5 0 /5 70/56

Charlotte e Yesterday.... 35 ........ good .......... particulates Today..... 45 ...... good

24 hours through 8 p.m. yest........... 0.00" Month to date................................... 2.06" ...................................2.06" Normal year to date....................... 10.48" ................ 6.87" Year to date.....................................


outh uth Southport 6 68/56

Air Quality Ind Index ex


Lumberton L be b 74/54 74 4

G n e Greenville 50 74/50


Go Goldsboro b bo 74/56

Salisburry y Today: Tuesday: Wednesday: -


Above/Below Full Pool

High Rock Lake............. 654.03.......... ..........-0.97 -0.97 Badin Lake.................. 540.58.......... ..........-1.42 -1.42 Tuckertown Lake............ 595.1........... -0.9 Tillery Lake.................. 278.1.......... -0.90 Blewett Falls.................178.1 ................. 178.1.......... -0.90 Lake Norman................ 97.50........... -2.5


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5 54 4//4 4/4 4/ 4 47 7 54/47

Denver Denver en nver vver er


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77/61 7 7 7//61 /61

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7 75/56 75 5 5///5 5 56 6

8 84/56 4 4///5 5 56 6 M Miami iia a am mi


80/65 80 8 0/6 /6 65 5

Staationary 110s Front Showers T-storms torms

65 5///4 65/48 6 5 48

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Rain n Flurrries

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82 2///6 64 82/64 8 2 6 4

WEATHER UNDERGROUND’S NATIONAL WEATHER The large trough of low pressure that brought significant wet weather activity to California this past weekend will trek slowly to the east Monday. Waves of energy associated with this disturbance will spread into the Pacific Northwest and the Great Basin. While these disturbances will be somewhat weaker than yesterday, widely scattered precipitation is expected to accompany these systems. Precipitation totals are not expected to be as heavy as they were in California yesterday due to the lack of moisture reaching the western interior. Meanwhile, the cold unstable airmass of the region will continue the threat of showers back near the West Coast. As the system of the West heads East, precipitation over the Central U.S. will shift toward the East Coast Monday. A low pressure system in the Midwest will move into the Upper Great Lakes, bringing moderate rain showers and chances of thunderstorms to the the Great Lakes, northern Mid-Atlantic, and parts of the Northeast and southern New England areas. Colder temperatures in the Upper Peninsula may support snow shower development during the early morning. By Monday night, a slight risk of severe thunderstorms with damaging wind and hail will be possible in parts of the mid-Missouri Valley into Central Iowa.

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