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Woman dies four days after wreck

Scarred by tragedy Infant’s death haunts couple

KANNAPOLIS — A woman seriously injured when her SUV flipped last week died from her injuries Tuesday night. Julie Keels, a native of Salisbury, was left in critical condition after the wreck on Old Mocksville Road Friday morning. Keels’ father, Steven Keels, posted news of Keels’ death on Facebook: “Thanks for all the support from everyone who knew Julie. She passed away this evening with her family by her side.” KEELS A Facebook group has been created for Keels, called Thoughts and Prayers for Julie. Keels was a sociology major at Catawba College. Keels was thrown from her Ford Explorer about 8 a.m. when it flipped over several times and hit a utility pole. She was flown to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, where she was in the intensive care unit before her death.


EAST SPENCER — Samantha Doolittle woke up on her hands and knees in the middle of her bedroom surrounded by fire last Friday morning after some sensation pushed her out of her bed. She turned to look at her 3year-old’s bed, but Zachary wasn’t there, and then she turned to the crib, where 11week-old Jacob was sleeping. With flames shooting across the room, Doolittle said she stood up and got as close as she could to Jacob. “I went toward the crib and I couldn’t get there,” she said. “It was like something was there stopping me.” Samantha said she remembers stretching her arms, waving them, desperately trying to reach the crib, but she couldn’t grab Jacob. “I just feel like I was standing there and God wouldn’t let me go,” she said. “I believe God was holding my son. I believe he took him, made sure he was safe and then left.” Samantha’s husband, Joey, went back into the house three more times before the roof collapsed on his back and he was forced out without Jacob. Zachary got out of the home without injury, but Samantha and Joey suffered severe burns, and the wounds — physical and emotional — are going to take a time to heal. Their son will be buried Friday at Carolina Memorial Park in Kannapolis following a family visitation from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. at Whitley’s Funeral Home, and a service in the main chapel. The Doolittles, who had no means of paying for Jacob’s funeral, were able to make the arrangements thanks to donations from the American Red Cross, the Veterans Association of America and local fire departments. The Lions Club is helping the Doolittles with a new pair of glasses, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is also trying to raise funds for the family and the Salisbury-Rowan Burn Chil-

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With burns on her face, back, and arms, Samantha Doolittle cries while talking about her memories of a fire in her family’s home in east Spencer on Friday. Samantha and Joey Doolittle lost their 11-week-old son, Jacob. dren Fund is going to pay for the cost of the couple’s Aquacel bandages — $400 for five — which are not covered by their insurance. But after their wounds heal, they still have to start over. They will have to find another home and a vehicle to drive. The family has set up the “Doolittle Fire Fund.” Donations can be made at any branch of Wachovia Bank. Samantha says the family has plenty of clothing, but needs

help with household items, rent and utility deposits and a vehicle. “Birth certificates, driver’s licenses, everything’s gone,” she said. “When they said we lost it all, we lost it all.” Samantha said there are a lot of heroes who risked their own lives last Friday, but one stands out. “The major hero is my 3year-old sitting on the floor right there,” she said, pointing to Zachary, who was playing

with toys at Samantha’s mother’s house Tuesday night. “He woke Joey up by grabbing his big toe and said, ‘Daddy get up, get up, get up.’ He saw that smoke. “If Zachary wouldn’t have woken up, my family would be burying all four of us.” ••• Jacob was big for his age, Samantha said. At 11 weeks, he

SALISBURY — After a miniature train ride in South Carolina took a deadly turn off the rails Saturday, local park officials say they will continue to take measures to ensure their trains are safe. Three of the trains depart from the Hurley Train Station at Dan Nicholas Park in Salisbury on warm-weather weekends. Children and their guardians ride on a track in compartments pulled by a pint-sized locomotive. Don Bringle, director of the Rowan County Parks and Recreation Department, said the North Carolina Department of Labor inspects the park’s trains and tracks annually. The park submitted a request for inspection in February and is waiting for a reply before the current inspection expires March 30. Village Park in Kannapolis also operates a miniature train ride. Manager George Hall said the park had its yearly state inspection last week and was told there were no problems. A park in Spartanburg, S.C., also passed such an inspection last week before a miniature train derailed and overturned, killing a 6-year-old boy and injuring 19 others. According to reports, a state safety inspector has been fired after admitting he falsified his report after failing to check the train for engine speed because the battery was dead. But state inspections are not the only safety measures taken at local parks, the officials said. Staff members at Dan Nicholas



Survivor: Memories so horrible they must not be forgotten BY SARAH CAMPBELL

CONCORD — Dr. Susan Cernyak-Spatz never wants to forget the years she spent in a German concentration camp. Not the “awful stink” of billowing smoke that “hit her in the face like a fifthly rag” as she stepped out of a car at Auschwitz-Birkenau. “Nobody could define what it was because no one knew corpses were burning under those flames,” she said. Not the dehumanization she was subjected to, including being stripped naked, shaved and given a bowl out of which to eat, drink and relieve herself.

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“We had no civilized utensils like a spoon, knife or fork ... we had to eat with our hands,” Cernyak-Spatz said. “We were animals.” Not the day that the Nazis tattooed the number 34042 on her left forearm. “The minute we received our tattoos there was no past and no future,” Cernyak-Spatz said. No, Cernyak-Spatz does not want to forget. That would be too easy, she said. “If we forget the past, our country, the world, are condemned to repeat it,” she said. “My main mission right now is to influence as many young people of the next generation not to forget.” Today’s forecast 83º/52º Partly cloudy

• • • Cernyak-Spatz, a retired German literature professor from UNC-Charlotte, is fulfilling that mission by traveling across the country and overseas to tell her story. “If we let 6 million people who died a horrible death be forgotten, we kill them again,” she said. Cernyak-Spatz spoke to an audience of more than 150 people at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s South Campus on Tuesday. “It’s a story that needs to be told over and over and over again, so that we will never forget,” said Kannapolis resident Karole Northrup, a UNCCharlotte student. Cernyak-Spatz’s lecture


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was part of instructors Sandie Barnhouse and Sherylle Smith’s combined American literature and history course. “It was very powerful,” sophomore Jeff Bogutsky said. “I was captivated by it, it’s something I’ll never get to experience again.” Cabarrus-Kannapolis Early College student sophomore Cheyenne Freeman said hearing her speak was “enlightening.” “It’s a totally different experience than reading it in a book or watching a movie,’ she said. saraH Campbell/SAliSbury PoSt • • • Dr. Susan Cernyak-Spatz talks about her experience at the Before arriving at Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1943, Auschwitz-birkenau concentration camp during a

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• • • said Cernyak-Spatz woman who were selected to work at the camp were not free from death’s grip. Instead, they died slowly from disease and starvation. “Prisoners would be so mentally and physically dehumanized they would be eager to get into the gas,” she said. “Dying was no art.” She said each day was a lesson in survival. The first lesson, was to find a top bunk because when guards didn’t empty buckets of urine at night, prisoners would be forced to use their bowls, which they emptied beside their bunks. “The person underneath got it on the head,” she said. Finding an inside job was the next lesson because “outside you died.” Cernyak-Spatz said that since she knew several languages she would translate for another prisoner who worked in the camp’s adminstration building. That connection led her to an officer who had a mutual acquaintance. “It was immediately her duty to get me out of the new arrival block and get me an inside job,” she said. “I was unbelievable fortunate ... that saved my life.” She ended up working at a warehouse where 500 prisoners sorted and bundled clothing that was taken from each prisoner. Cernyak-Spatz said that turned out to be her ultimate lifesaver. Before Nazi soliders arrived to take the prisoners on a final march to the border, a head commander told them to


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Cernyak-Spatz spent years as a refugee, moving several times to avoid Nazi brutality. Her family moved from her hometown of Vienna to Prague in 1938. A day before the German invasion of Prague, her father fled to Poland with the intention of sending for her and her mother after reaching safety. She didn’t see him again until after the war. Cernyak-Spatz and her mother were deported to Theresienstadt, a Nazi ghetto in what is now the Czech Republic. Cernyak-Spatz said the ghetto was being used as a “false front” to convince other nations that the Jews were being treated well. “I always have to think that the free world was either so stupid or so indifferent to believe that,” she said. “And since I have to believe the free world wasn’t that stupid, I believe they were indifferent.” At Theresienstadt, Cernyak-Spatz said she also experienced her first “selection.” “During the Holocaust the word selection took a very sinister meaning — selection meant life or death,” she said. “People would be selected by either staying in Theresienstadt or going east to one of five camps.” At the age of 18, she was sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau. She was separated from her

mother, who she never saw again. “When I say today that I considered myself lucky to only have been sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau. it sounds strange,” she said. “But Auschwitz was a concentration camp not an extermination camp and out of a concentration camp you could exit alive.” On the way to the camp, Cernyak-Spatz said she didn’t have any “philosophical” thoughts. “People always ask me what I felt and what I thought,” she said. “At that point you don’t think of anything but how the hell will I survive.” • • • When Cernyak-Spatz arrived at Auschwitz in January 1943, she faced another selection process. Being young and healthy, she was deemed good for labor. Girls under the age of 14, women with children, those older than 40 and the “feeble and frail” were not so lucky. She said they were sent straight to the gas chamber. To keep the women calm, Nazi officers assured them they were taking a warm shower and would be reunited with their families soon, she said. “Sometimes they would even give these women a piece of soap,” she said. “Not until the doors would close and the shower head would not give out water did they know something terrible was happening.” It would only take about five minutes for the deadly gas to take its toll.


New police structure SURVIVOR targets street crimes SALISBURY — The Salisbury Police Department announced earlier this year that the department was reorganizing, but made it official Monday. The reorganization, a press release said, is “part of an extensive restructuring process,” that is aimed at “better aligning key individuals with leadership roles.” Several new divisions were formed, including a street crimes unit and patrol management. Eleven officers were promoted: • Lt. Melonie Thompson, promoted to captain, Operations Division, patrol and traffic. • Lt. Shelia Lingle, promoted to captain, Police Services, criminal investigations, drug unit, street crimes unit, communication center, records and supported areas. • Sgt. Andy Efird, promoted to lieutenant, Professional Standards, internal affairs, accreditation process, K-9 unit, fleet management, staff inspections and other related areas. • Sgt. Tom Wilsey, promoted to lieutenant, Patrol Management, management within the patrol function. • Sgt. Lee Walker, promoted to lieutenant, Patrol Management, management within the patrol function. • Sgt. Brian Stallings, promoted to lieutenant, Criminal Investigations, Criminal Investigations Unit, detectives, drug investigators and street crimes unit. • Officer Todd Sides, promoted to sergeant, Criminal Investigations, first-line detectives supervision, and will continue as primary “gangs intelligence” officer for the department. • Officer Jason Robertson, promoted to sergeant, Patrol Team, first-line supervision for patrol officers. • Officer Joe Miller, promoted to sergeant, recruitment, management of the derecruitment partmental process. • Officer Mark Hunter, promoted to sergeant, patrol team, first-line supervision for patrol officers. • Officer Rodney Mahaley, promoted to sergeant, drug unit, first-line supervision for drug unit investigators. Salisbury Police Chief Rory Collins said the evaluation process recently completed includes “multiple categories of research and review.” examining the “By strengths, capabilities and




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Left: Tony Wise shares a moment with his family’s dog, Kapri, and is happy she escaped the backyard without injury.

LANDIS — A two-alarm fire gutted a house at 213 W. Hoke St. on Tuesday. The blaze started about 10:50 a.m. and quickly ripped through the two-story home of Tony and Tammy Wise, spreading from the first floor to the second and then to the attic. Firefighters arrived to find smoke pouring from the structure. They entered the home aggressively, putting out flames on the first floor then moving onto the second. Because of renovations to the second floor, however, they were unable to find the entrance to the attic, Landis Fire Chief Reed Linn said. With flames spreading, firefighters retreated and fought the blaze from outside. They worked from all four sides of the home and from above using a ladder truck. The home’s roof partially collapsed. Linn said high winds helped spread the fire, and because the home was older construction, there were no fire stops to prevent the flames spreading room to room. The wind also blew thick black smoke from the fire throughout downtown Landis. Visibility down Hoke Street at one point was only about 100 yards. People standing away from the home could feel heat from the fire. No one was home at the

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time of the fire. The family’s dog, Kapri, was inside a fence in the back yard, but a neighbor got her out. The Wises have lived in the home for nearly 24 years. They lived there with one of their four daughters. One of their daughters is in college, one lives in Texas, and the other is married and lives with her family in Rowan County.

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SPENCER — In a combined meeting, the Spencer Board of Aldermen and Spencer Planning Board discussed how to get businesses to locate there. Officials can’t control every one of the factors involved. But there is one factor the two boards agreed to consider: multiple business uses under the same roof. Right now, each structure is allowed one principal use, and a permit can be issued for a business there in a matter of days. But adding an additional use at the same site — for instance, a bookstore that also wants to act as a coffee shop — would require the Planning Board’s approval. And that can potentially add months to the process. Alderman Jeff Morris said there was no real reason for that to be the case. “If someone wants to have a bait, tackle and religious novelty shop, all of which are permitted uses, they should be able to do that,� Morris said. Jim Gobbel of the Planning Board said that the current regMORRIS ulations wouldn’t automatically prevent that. But in the discussion that unfolded afterward, members of both boards came to a consensus that getting rid of “principal� uses might be positive. Morris said that, in a market driven by supply and demand, a demand for a business should be easier to meet. “If there’s something that doesn’t harm public health, safety and welfare, it should be permitted,� Morris said. Similar changes to that effect are already being made. Earlier Tuesday at their own meeting, members of the Planning Board voted unanimously to allow pawn shops as a permitted use in the central business district. Mayor Jody Everhart said there have been pawn shops downtown before, but not since the

using hospitalists can lower the cost and length of hospital stays by 10 percent to 20 percent. During its public debut Tuesday, the program received an endorsement from longtime Salisbury physician Joel Goodwin, now retired. “I applaud the hospital for this,� Goodwin said. “Great job.� Dr. Doug Shellhorn, hospitalist medical director and a physician with Rowan Diagnostic Clinic, discussed the program at the Salisbury Rotary Club, where hospital President Dari Caldwell is a member and organized the

presentation. NovantHealth, which owns the hospital, contracted with Shellhorn and Rowan Diagnostic about 18 months ago to provide hospitalist services. Using hospitalists prevents physicians from leaving their clinic to treat patients in the hospital. “It is stressful to need to be in two, three, four places at the same time,� Goodwin said. To coordinate each patient’s care, hospitalists communicate with primary care physicians and doctors who specialize in areas

like cardiology and pulmonology. “The hospitalist acts as the quarterback,� Shellhorn said. Some patients have been confused about why their physician can no longer admit them, Shellhorn said. As people become more familiar with the program, they will become more comfortable, he said. Dr. Albert Aymer, president of Hood Theological Seminary, said he’s concerned that many of Rowan Regional’s hospitalists are right out of residency.


Because it has cut its fiscal year 2012 budget beyond Rowan County’s required amount, the social services department is asking the county for some new positions and funding. The Rowan County Department of Social Services approved a budget Tuesday that will be sent to county commissioners for approval. The county funding in the department’s continuation budget was reduced by $263,032 to about $7.4 million. “The goal was to reduce the budget by $200,579,� said Jane Johnson, the department’s budget analyst. “That was the mandate set for us by the finance department as part of their countywide goal. ... We found $62,453 more we felt we could give up.� The department also submitted expansion budget requests for new items totaling $127,475, including three new positions, one expanded position, public assistance for “Share the Warmth� and file room renovations. The new positions include a food and nutrition services caseworker, a family and children’s Medicaid caseworker and a temporary social worker. In addition, the department’s existing safety officer would be brought on fulltime. Director Sandra Wilkes said the renovation of a file room to convert it to office space, which would cost the county about $54,000, is not an immediate need. “You may choose for us not to include it in our budget for this year,� Wilkes said, “but we want to make you aware when we do need additional space — in another three or four years, perhaps — you will have an idea of what the cost would be at this time.� County Commissioner Jim Sides, who is a voting member of the board, made a motion to approve the department’s budget request with the exception of that item, bringing the total for new items to $73,773.

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WOODLEAF — Ada C. Greer, 74, of Crump Circle, passed away on Sunday morning, March 20, 2011, at Autumn Care of Mocksville in Mocksville. Born May 31, 1936 in she Hamlet, was the daughter of the late Rev. Love Curtis “L.C.” and Ruth Walls Chambers. A graduate of Livingstone College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education, she furthered her education and received a Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education and Certificate of Principalship from A&T State University in Greensboro. She retired as a Reading Specialist in grades K-3, having worked in the Iredell and Montgomery County school systems. She also was a minister with Sword of the Spirit Ministry of Woodleaf. A member of Livingstone College Alumni Association, she also served as a volunteer with Hospice and Habitat for Humanity. Ada is survived by her husband, Leroy Greer, Sr. of the home; sons Leroy Greer, Jr. of the home, Gregory Greer of Salisbury, Gardett (Joyce) Greer of Charlotte and Tony (Tressa) Greer of Mocksville; brothers Louis (Eva) Chambers and Herbert (Gladys) Chambers, both of Salisbury, William Chambers of Los Angeles, Calif., Tony Walls of East Hartford, Conn., James Walls of Bloomfield, Conn., John Walls of St. Louis, Mo., and Jeff Walls of Maxton; sisters Emma Candidate of Connecticut and Louise Davis of Maxton; brother-inlaw Charles Greer of Salisbury; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation and Funeral Service: Funeral is Thursday, March 24 at 12:30 p.m. at Mitchell & Fair Memorial Chapel with Minister John Greer officiating. The family will receive friends from 1212:30 p.m.; and all other times, at the home of Louis and Eva Chambers, 1120 W. Bank St., Salisbury. Interment: Salisbury National Cemetery, Statesville Boulevard Memorials: Habitat for Humanity of Rowan County, P.O. Box 3356, Salisbury, NC 28145. Online condolences may be sent to

MILLERS CREEK — Oliver Eugene Key, age 75, died unexpectedly Monday, March 21, 2011, at his home. He was born Sept. 20, 1935, in Wilkes County, the son of the late William Floyd Key and Mary Jane Roberts Key. Oliver was employed with the former Cannon Mills Company, Plant 1 Weave Room No. 5 for over 40 years until his retirement in 1998. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Millers Creek. Oliver was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the 1950s. His family fondly remembers his interest in hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister Linda Oliver and brother Bobby Key. Survivors include his wife, Maxine Sheets Key; his children, Mary Overcash and husband Rev. Chuck Overcash of Kannapolis, David Key and wife Pinney of Salisbury and Elizabeth Canup and husband Tim of Concord; three grandchildren, Melanie Parker, Andrew Canup and Alex Canup; two step-grandchildren, Josh and Sallyann; four sisters, Artie Wyatt, Martha Brewer, Susie Hart and Betty Thomas; four brothers, Paul, Jay, Homer and Gary Key. Service and Visitation: The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, March 24 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Church, North Wilkesboro, officiated by Rev. Kent Wood. The body will lie in state 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at the church prior to the service. Burial follows at church cemetery. The family is receiving friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 23 at Whitley's Funeral Home, 1748 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis, N.C. Memorials: May be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 353 Luray Road, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659. Online condolences may be left at

SALISBURY — Addie Mae Frances Luckey Rawls, age 69, of Country Lane, passed on Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center, Salisbury. Born June 3, 1941, in Rowan County, she was a daughter of the late Hezikah and Ruth Caldwell Luckey. Educated at R.A. Clement High School, she was last employed at Abex. Mrs. Rawls was a member of Emanuel Pentecostal Church, Woodleaf, where she was a Deaconess. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Clinton Luckey. Survivors include sons Ricky T. Rawls of WinstonSalem and Robert F. Rawls of West Virginia; daughter Deborah R. (Darryl) Hall, East Spencer; five grandchildren; a host of great-great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers Annie King of East Spencer, Collene (William) Britton of Salisbury, Sarah Williams of Salisbury, Raymond (Cathy) Luckey of Salisbury, Richard (Cornelius) Luckey of Charlotte and Thelma Luckey of East Spencer; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation: Friday, 1 p.m. at Lilly's Chapel Church of God. Funeral: Friday, 2 p.m. at the church with Elder James Williams presiding and Overseer Ivey Cowan as eulogist. Burial: Emanuel Pentecostal Church Cemetery, Woodleaf. At other times, the family will receive friends at the home of daughter Deborah R. Hall, 108 W. Pinetree Drive, East Spencer, N.C. Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home, Inc. is assisting the Rawls family. Online condolences may be made at

KANNAPOLIS — Mr. Cleo Chester Phillips, 86, of Kannapolis, died March 22, 2011, at Tucker Hospice House. He was born Feb. 27, 1925, in Hart County, Ga., the son of the late D.C. and Myrtie Cromer Phillips. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Mullis Phillips, in 2000. A veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II, he retired as a supervisor in the Wet Finishing Dept. at Cannon Mills in 1985 after 35 years. He was a member of Jackson Park Pentecostal Holiness Church, where he had been a faithful member of the choir since 1951. He had also been a former choir director in his earlier years. He was an avid gardener. He is survived by his two sons, Bruce (Carol) Phillips of China Grove, Larry (Daryle) Phillips of Kannapolis; his daughter, Pam (Lindsay) Harrington of Kannapolis; a stepson, Kenneth (Myra) Trull of Davidson; two stepdaughters, Janice (Fred) Ortiz of Salisbury and Susan (Donald) Honeycutt of Mt. Pleasant; 13 grandchildren; 19 greatgrandchildren; two greatgreat-grandchildren; his sister, Mozell Craft of Kannapolis; and three nieces whom he helped raise, Faye (Willard) Ward, Myrtle (Tom) Fullerton and Lillian (Gene) Royal. Service and Visitation: Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Jackson Park Pentecostal Holiness Church officiated by Rev. Jimmy Barnhill and Chris Daniel. Burial will be at Carolina Memorial Park with military honors by the Cabarrus Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Whitley's Funeral Home. At other times, they will be at his home. Memorials: May be made to Jackson Park Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1008 Moose Road, Kannapolis, NC 28083; or Hospice of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081. Online condolences may be left at

CHINA GROVE — Mr. William Pressley “Bill” Goodnight, of Shepherd Plant Farm Road, passed away Monday, March 21, 2011, at Carolinas Medical Center-Northeast in Concord. Born Sept. 24, 1924, in Rowan County, he was the son of the late William “Press” and Ola Mae Eagle Goodnight. Mr. Goodnight was a 1943 graduate of Landis High School and was a longtime member of Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church. He retired from Power Curbers as a layout man in the machine shop. Bill will always be remembered in the community for his tractor work. Mr. Goodnight is survived by his wife, Martha Deal Goodnight; daughter Carolyn G. Dabbs and husband Steve of China Grove; grandson Gray Dabbs and wife Melinda of China Grove; and greatgrandson Kendall Dabbs. The visitation will be Wednesday from 12 until 1:30 p.m. at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church with service following in the church at 2 p.m. with Rev. Joseph Tallent minister. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Memorials: May be made to Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, 750 Mt. Moriah Church Road, China Grove, NC 28023. Online condolences may be made to the family at

SALISBURY — Mr. William Thomas Ingram, Jr. 88, of Salisbury, who departed this life Sunday, March 20, 2011, was born in Stanly County on Sept. 13, 1922, to the late William Thomas Ingram, Sr. and Pearl Davis Ingram. He attended Stanly County schools and retired from Old Carolina Brick Company. He was a faithful member of Henderson Grove Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon and was a member of the Male and Spiritual choruses. He leaves memories to son Ricard M. Ingram; daughters Connie I. Lewis, Rosetta I. (Vernon) Sloan, Candace M. (Rodney) Chambers; 29 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Service and Visitation: Funeral services will be Friday, March 25 at 1 p.m. at Henderson Grove Baptist Church with visitation prior to the service at 12 p.m. Burial will follow in church cemetery. Rowan Funeral Service is assisting the family.

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THOMASVILLE — Mr. Buddy Edward Whitaker, 73, a resident of Hillside Park Drive, died Monday, March 21, 2011, at Rowan Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. He was born Aug. 14, 1937, in Davidson County to the late Rufus Edward Whitaker and the late Arlene Ensley Whitaker. He retired from Stroupe Mirror Company. He was a member of First Baptist Church, where he Jacob Edward Doolittle served as a deacon and was a EAST SPENCER — Jacob member of the Men's FellowEdward Doolittle, who blessed ship Class. this earth Dec. 27, 2010, was On Nov. 30, 1958, he martaken from us all too soon on ried Jackie Wells, who surMarch 18, 2011. Jacob's smile vives of the home. Also surand kind heart will forever be viving are his daughter, Susie honored and remembered Whitaker of Salisbury; son through the lives of those who Scott Whitaker of Thomasloved him most. ville; sister Linda Faye HamilJacob is survived by his ton of Parma, Idaho; and a parents, Joey Eugene and granddaughter, Kendall Samantha Jo Doolittle of East Whitaker of Lake Wylie, S.C. Spencer; his sister, Destiny Service and Visitation: A Taylor Howard, and his funeral service will be held brother, Zachary Eugene Thursday, March 24 at 2 p.m. Doolittle. He is also survived at First Baptist Church with by paternal grandparents, Rev. Michael Hall and Rev. Earnest Doolittle and Kathy Bynum Orr officiating. InterBolton and husband Cecil; and ment will follow in Holly Hill maternal grandparents, Joe Memorial Park Cemetery. Loan, Cindia Long and hus- The family will receive band John. friends one hour prior to the Service and Visitation: Fu- service at the church. Mr. neral services will be 1 p.m. Whitaker will remain at J.C. Friday March 25 at Whitley's Green & Sons Funeral Home Funeral Home Main Chapel in Thomasville until taken to with Rev. James Lock offici- the church 30 minutes prior ating. Burial will follow at to the visitation. Memorials: In lieu of flowCarolina Memorial Park. Family will receive friends ers, memorials may be directfrom 12 to 1 p.m. Friday prior ed to First Baptist Church, to services at Whitley's Fu- General Fund, 8 Cramer St., Thomasville, NC 27360. neral Home. Online condolences may be Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to made at www.jcgreenandsonany branch of Wachovia Bank to the account of The Doolittle Fire Fund. Online condolences may be left at

Gwendolyn W. Nunn CHINA GROVE — Mrs. Gwendolyn Waldroup Nunn, age 76, a resident of Big Elm Nursing Center, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Monday, March 21, 2011. Mrs. Nunn was born Nov. 22, 1934, in Madison County, the daughter of the late Henry Crawford Waldroup and Eliza Jane Fagan Waldroup. She was an extraordinary gospel pianist and loved sharing her talents, even during her recent illness. Survivors include her four sons, Frank Hobbs, Jr. of Cape Coral, Fla., Barry Hobbs and wife Joy of China Grove, Tom Nunn and wife Susan of China Grove and Tim Nunn of Salisbury; brother William Edward Waldroup of Kannapolis; sister Betty Grooms of Jamesville; seven grandchildren, Brittany Hobbs, Brendan Hobbs, Anna Hobbs, Madison Hobbs, Joshua Nunn, Shelby Nunn and Laci Nunn. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Foch Waldroup and Tom Waldroup; and one sister, Bertha Beatrice Waldroup Young. Visitation and Service: Visitation will be at Kannapolis Church of God in Kannapolis from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 23 with a Memorial Service following. Memorials: In memory of her love for music, memorials may be made to Kannapolis Church of God, Department of Fine Arts, 2211 W. “A” St., Kannapolis, NC 28081; 704932-6582. Remembrances may be sent to the family at Lady's Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family of Mrs. Nunn.

John Marshall Clement MOCKSVILLE — John Marshall Clement, 59, of Oak Grove Church Road, died Monday, March 21, 2011, at his home. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials: The family requests that memorials be considered for the charity of donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at

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Spencer considers tax rate options BY HUGH FISHER

SPENCER — It’s still too early to know what the property tax rate will be in Spencer for the next budget year. Faced with a loss of property values due to revaluation, the town would have to raise property taxes in order to maintain the same amount of income. Tuesday, Aldermen Reid Walters and Jeff Morris addressed a called meeting of the town board. They wanted to discuss whether the board should instruct Town Manager Larry Smith to plan for a budget that keeps the current tax rate of 60 cents per $100 of value.

DEBATE FROM 3a current zoning ordinances were adopted. Land Management Director Dustin Wilson said the decision was a response to a request by a potential business owner. Alderman Tracy Aitken expressed some concern over the potential combinations of businesses. Others said the market would sort that out — that businesses would only open if there was demand. Gobbel said caution ought to be exercised. “Zoning is a system of checks and balances,” he said. What Gobbel said has been a problem is the town’s sign ordinance. The Spencer Historic Preservation Commission places strict requirements on business signage. Several aldermen men-

EFFICIENT FROM 3a “I would rather have my primary care looking after me,” Aymer said. Shellhorn said he understands the concern and has instituted a mentoring program for the hospitalists who are new doctors. “We have to groom them and let them grow,” he said. Regardless of their speciality, doctors can’t learn everything in medical school, Shellhorn said. Cultivating relationships with other physicians is crucial to a doctor’s development, he said. Hospitalists communicate with other doctors to better understand issues involved in a patient’s care, he said. Once a patient is discharged, Shellhorn said, he often calls the primary care physician as a follow-up. Hospitalists can shorten a patient’s stay, he said. Long hospital stays can lead to infections, blood clots and loss

Not everyone saw a need to give that instruction. For one thing, the tax rate is not set until a budget is approved. And, for another, the N.C. League of Municipalities has not yet released sales tax revenue information that Smith will need to plan the budget proposal. Alderman Delaine Fowler said it was the board’s job to be frugal with taxpayer dollars. “Reduce when you can and make government more efficient,” Fowler said. She said the town cannot continue to raise taxes. But that means cuts will have to happen. Current projections show the tax rate would have to go

up by 5.6 cents to keep the same amount of money coming in after the revaluation. Morris asked his colleagues to support a budget that would keep the tax rate at 60 cents, with no cuts to police or fire protection. Walters said it was time for the town to maintain what it already offers. No official action was taken. Mayor Jody Everhart called on aldermen not to micromanage the budget process. “Let’s see what we have to offer, and keep the lines of communication open,” Everhart said.

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Tony Wise works in China Grove at his father’s shop, Wise Oil Company. Tammy Wise is a teacher at China Grove Elementary. Both were at work when they heard their house was on fire.

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tioned hearing from business owners about problems meeting those criteria, including cases where signs they’d paid for were not permitted. It was Robert Nance of the Planning Board who brought up the issue of public perception. “Real commercial businesses ... are looking at rooftops, they’re looking at income.” He said that, within Rowan County, there was a perception that the North Rowan district’s schools aren’t as good. As a result, that was keeping more families from moving to the area. “I don’t know why,” Nance said. “I don’t know anything about the North schools.” But a lack of residents would, in turn, would keep bigbox stores and national chains away. On the plus side, Nance said, a concerted marketing effort could help spread the word about Spencer’s opportunities. Aitken also said that a mar-

keting approach for small towns, similar to what Downtown Salisbury Inc. does in the city, could help attract business investment. Other changes that were discussed include minor adjustments to reduce costs for businesses. One example: not requiring a full gutter and curb in asphalt parking lots if an engineer says there’s little chance of erosion. Members of both boards agreed there’s no easy solution to bring more businesses downtown. But they left with a consensus that they should keep the lines of communication open. Everhart invited the Planning Board to meet with them again, especially during the upcoming meeting with Robert Van Geons of the SalisburyRowan Economic Development Corp.

of muscle tone. “The longer we keep people in the hospital, the more bad things happen to them,” Shellhorn said. Doctors often make multiple decisions throughout the day for each hospitalized patient. Having hospitalists onsite at all hours can move patients more quickly to discharge while cutting readmission rates, Shellhorn said. In 2012, Medicare will begin penalizing hospitals for readmission rates above 10 percent to 12 percent. Readmission is defined as re-hospitalization within 30 days. Rowan Diagnostics ran a similar program from 1996 to 2006, when the clinic’s physicians admitted unassigned patients. The clinic eventually pulled out, Shellhorn said, but approached Novant in 2009 about offering the hospitalist program. Hospitalists have gone from admitting 40 patients a day in 2009 to as many as 120 patients a day now, he said. Rowan Diagnostic has two

six-member teams of hospitalists that switch every Wednesday. They work 12-hour shifts during their appointed week. Five physicians at the clinic serve as dual hospitalists, treating patients in both the hospital and clinic. They are Shellhorn, Christopher Agner, Frederick Goss, Sean Malone and Brent Seifert, according to the clinic’s website. Rowan Diagnostic also has four mid-level providers — physician assistants and nurse practitioners who work in support of the primary and dual hospitalists. Rowan Regional has the only private hospitalist program in the Novant system. At other facilities, hospitalists are employed by Novant. “This is a very unique system,” Shellhorn said. “It shows Novant is willing to do things differently.” About 90 percent of hospitals nationwide now use hospitalists, Shellhorn said.

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Tony was able to save two guitars — including one his father gave him more than 20 years ago — and a banjo. The family hopes everything else wasn’t lost in the fire. “I’m sick,” Tammy Wise said as she watched firefighters try to save as much of the home as they could. “All of the pictures and videos of my girls throughout their whole

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Toss your old meds in Operation Medicine Drop KANNAPOLIS — The Kannapolis Police Department will dispose of old and unneeded medications at an Operation Medicine Drop event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kannapolis Train Station, 201 S. Main St. Officers will be on hand to accept the medication and ensure it is properly disposed of, and a pharmacist will answer questions concerning medication. Operation Medicine Drop is a statewide initiative to provide a safe way to dispose of prescription or over-thecounter medications. Members of the public are invited to take-back events be-

ing staged across the state to drop off medications. Law enforcement partners will help dispose of the medications in the same secure way they dispose of other drug items. The initiative is a partnership of Safe Kids North Carolina, the N.C. Department of Insurance, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, the State Bureau of Investigation and other local agencies throughout the state. When excess medications are kept around the home, they create dangerous opportunities for prescription drug abuse or accidental poisonings, a press release from the city said.

Poisonings from prescription medications have increased in recent years in North Carolina. While most parents and caregivers are familiar with poisoning hazards presented by cleaning supplies, the N.C. Division of Public Health reports that since 1999, more than 75 percent of all unintentional poisonings were caused by prescription or over-thecounter medications. The best way to prevent poisoning is to remove the risk from the environment, the city press release said. In 2010, its first year, Operation Medicine Drop retrieved and destroyed more

than 2 million dosages of medications at nearly 200 takeback events across North Carolina. Here are statistics provided by Operation Medicine Drop: • The average North Carolinian fills 14 prescriptions annually, which adds up to over 127 million prescriptions filled statewide each year. Studies show that as much as 40 percent of the drugs dispensed are never used. • Since 1999, about 4,500 in North Carolina have died from prescription drug poisoning. • More than 75 percent of all unintentional poisonings involve over-the-counter and

prescription medications. • About 40 percent of injuries from unintentional poisonings occur in children younger than 5. • One in five teens has abused prescription stimulants and tranquilizers. • In 2004, the United States Geological Survey identified 100 different pharmaceuticals in surface water. • Significant contamination is occurring in North Carolina and in over 80 percent of U.S. waterways that have been tested. For more information about Operation Medicine Drop, visit www.ncsafekids. org or call 888-347-3737.

Annual walk Saturday to raise funds for multiple sclerosis research SALISBURY — The J.F. Hurley Family YMCA will host the eighth annual Walk MS: Salisbury beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. The event is a community fundraising walk benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Sue Turner, 61, of Salisbury, will walk this weekend because she lives with multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable neurological disease for which there is no cure. “I walk to raise money for a cure, because a cure would keep someone

else from having to give up all their dreams like I did when I found out that I had MS,” Turner said in a press release. “I’m going to keep on walking as long as I can.” To participate in Walk MS: Salisbury as a walker or volunteer, register online at or call 1-800-FIGHT-MS. Registration will also be available the morning of the event beginning at 9 a.m. Walk MS events, held in 14 cities across the region this spring, are the rallying point for families affected by

multiple sclerosis, which occurs when the body mistakenly attacks the protective covering on nerves, called myelin. This disrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and the body, causing symptoms ranging from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. Symptoms vary from person to person and from day to day. There is currently no cure for MS, but research funded by the National MS Society has assisted in breakthrough treatment advances, includ-

ing the first oral medication to replace daily needle injections, approved by the FDA last year. In addition to research, the National MS Society funds local programs and services to help people affected by multiple sclerosis, including financial assistance, education events, couples and family retreats, college scholarships, advocacy and more. For more information about the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National MS Society, visit www.nationalMSsociety. org/mac.

Plan puts North Carolina health insurance on chopping block RALEIGH (AP) — Rising costs are pushing legislators to plug a looming $515 million gap in the health insurance plan for state workers, teachers and retirees by cutting benefits and forcing active workers to pay a monthly portion for the first time. The broad legislation unveiled Tuesday also would scrap a provision adopted two years ago that pushed smokers and those who were very obese into less-generous coverage until they quit puffing or lost weight. The measure recommended by the Senate Insurance Committee would force active state employees who now pay nothing for their own health

coverage to begin paying monthly premiums in July of nearly $11 if they are in a basic plan and nearly $22 a month if they are in a higher tier plan. Eighty percent of the state plan’s 663,000 members are active or retired employees who insure only themselves. Premiums for dependents would increase 5.2 percent each of the next two years. Those costs rose nearly 9 percent annually in 2009 and 2010. Legislators are forced to cut the plan’s benefits and raise premiums at a time a state budget shortfall of $2.4 billion is looming in the year beginning in July, said Sen.

Tom Apodaca, R-Henderson, the health plan revamp’s architect. “We were looking at $515 million hole and we didn’t have the finances to plug that,” he said. Gov. Beverly Perdue last month proposed plugging the gap with a plan that allows active and retired employees to continue to pay nothing for their own basic coverage but would draw more from taxpayers. The program’s costs have gone from $2.6 billion in 2009 to an expected $2.9 billion in the year beginning in July and $3.1 billion the following year. The legislative proposal

also would shift responsibility for the plan from lawmakers to state Treasurer Janet Cowell’s office. The General Assembly’s oversight was faulted two years ago, when the poorly run plan required $675 million from taxpayers. That shift in oversight was a high priority for the union representing more than 90,000 state employees, who face higher costs and reduced benefits likely to draw complaints, State Employee Association of North Carolina lobbyist Ardis Watkins said. “It’s a big bill. We’re not going to like everything in it. We’re not going to hate everything in it,” Watkins said. An enrolled family now

paying $490 per month in the plan that requires higher copays, coinsurance and deductibles would pay $515 starting this July 1 and $543 beginning July 2012. Family coverage in the lower-deductible plan would rise from $580 a month to $610 in July and $642 a year later. Annual deductibles, copays for medical and pharmacy benefits, and coinsurance maximums all would increase beginning in July as part of $130 million in benefit reductions over the next two years. The premium increases for employees and retirees are expected to raise $287 million. Taxpayers would pay an additional $137 million.

Assault on teacher leads to charges BY SHELLEY SMITH

SALISBURY — A West Rowan High School student has been cited and warrants were issued for two more in connection with the March 17 assault of a teacher. Authorities said teacher Christine Mullins was assaulted by Shiquanna Rucker, 18, of 505 E. Main St., Cleveland, following a fight in a classroom. According to the report, the fight broke out about 7:30 a.m. in a neighboring classroom. Mullins became concerned after she heard commotion in the hallway. Mullins told authorities she went into the hallway to try to get students back into their classrooms. Mullins said Darius Rucker, 19, brother of Shiquanna, pushed her, trying to get to his sister. The report said Shiquanna Rucker was trying to assault 17year-old Natalia Little. Somehow, Shiquanna Rucker assaulted Mullins, the report said. Another female, Tiera Ellis, 18, was involved in the fight. Ellis and Shiquanna Rucker were suspended from the school. Mullins reported to school authorities that she had a bruise on her forearm, and was suffering chest and back pain. Darius Rucker was called to the office for questioning, and he apologized to Mullins, the report said. He was then suspended for five days and cited by the school resource officer for disorderly conduct. Warrants for the arrest of Shiquanna Rucker and Ellis, of 250 Four Lakes Drive, Cleveland, were issued Monday. Shiquanna Rucker will be charged with disorderly conduct and assault on a school employee and Ellis will be charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct.


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NC historian uses Twitter to show Civil War life RALEIGH (AP) — A historian with the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources is telling the story of the Civil War, 140 characters at a time. LeRae Umfleet is using a Twitter account to tell the story of North Carolina civilians during the war, using their words to describe the struggle. Umfleet is starting with passages from 1861, and will continue through the 150th anniversary of the conflict. A blog that goes along with the account contains the full citation for each message. One recent tweet

cuts to federal and state revenues. Work First emergency assistance and state-funded child day care subsidy payments will be reduced. The department also expects to spend less on special assistance, adoption cash and vendor payments according to projected need. Many other items were reduced due to lost funding, cost reductions or non-recurring expenses. Board member John Blair complimented department staff on their work. “I think you all have done a very good job as usual,” Blair said. “I know what hard work it is to do one of these and think through the various possibilities.” Other board members in attendance at Tuesday’s meeting were Ruth Kennerly, Board Chair Lillian Morgan and County Commissioner Carl Ford.

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GREENSBORO (AP) — A judge in Greensboro says prosecutors can seek a death sentence against two men accused of killing a man and his 7-year-old son during a robbery in October. The News & Record of Greensboro reports that Arshaq Allah, 33, and Cedrick Brian Cunningham, 34, both of Greensboro, are charged with two counts of murder and one count of armed robbery. Marquise Steens, 31, and his son, Malique, were found dead at Steens’ home Oct. 23. A prosecutor told the judge that Allah had bragged to a woman that he had killed a man and his son. Assistant District Attorney Kelly Thompson said the death penalty was warranted because the deaths occurred during a robbery. Prosecutors say the men got away with about $150 in cash and about $150 in marijuana.

ing rate of its students. The Charlotte Observer reported that about 79 percent of Queens’ two-year nursing program graduates passed the national nursing exam on the first try over the past three years. North Carolina requires schools to have a first-time passing rate of at least 83 percent. Queens has increased admission requirements and reduced class size. The school was warned last year and in 2009 about its national exam graduation rate and has two years to improve. The dean of the nursing program at Queens, Bill Cody, says changes have been made but there hasn’t been enough time for the changes to show up in test results.

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Woman sues AT&T over phone line insurance WILMINGTON (AP) — An 82-year-old Wilmington woman has sued AT&T, saying the communications company continued to charge her for insurance on the phone wires in her apartment even though upkeep for them are her landlord’s responsibility. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court, lawyers for Gloria Girton are asking a judge to make her lawsuit a class action case both in North Carolina and nationally. Girton’s lawyers say she pays $9.99 a month for the protection, just like thousands of other AT&T customers who live in rental housing where landlords are required to pay for repairs if there are phone line problems. The lawsuit says AT&T reached a settlement seven years ago in a similar case in California. AT&T spokesman Marty Richter says the company hasn’t seen the lawsuit and cannot comment.

In other business The Board of Social Services also: • Received a report from Gary Price, director of Rowan Transit Services, on the status of the Medicaid Transportation program. He said the county no longer reimburses about 70 individuals for transportation to the McLeod Center methodone clinic in Concord. Instead, it is working with RTS resources and local taxicab companies to provide transportation for them, in order to reduce excess costs and the risk of fraud. • Heard about the upcoming Pinwheels for Prevention program at 10 a.m. on April 1. In North Carolina, April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. A pinwheel garden will be planted at the Rowan County Department of Social Services to celebrate happy, healthy childhoods. The children’s choir from Partners in Learning will perform. • Heard a comment from county resident Robert Boone suggesting that DSS start a program for the families of prisoners in Rowan County. Later, Budget Analyst Jane Johnson said this is a good idea, but the department is limited by the money it receives and the cost of its mandated programs.



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Easy as pie with Martha Stewart’s latest cookbook BY MICHELE KAYAL Associated Press

Whoever coined the phrase “easy as pie” clearly didn't bake much. Enter Martha Stewart... Again. Stewart's latest cookbook — simply named “Pies and Tarts”— offers more than 150 recipes whose clear instructions, gorgeous photos and brevity (all recipes fit on one page) take the intimidation out of pastry. Organized by category from “classic” (think apple) to “free-form” (no pie plate handy?) to “artful” (double lattice crusts, shingled leaves), the book lets users pick pies according to their skill and occasion. From savory tarts to mile-high meringues, the range of pastries offered makes the book useful for dinner or dessert, winter or summer, weeknights and weekends. Mini chicken potpies with herbed crust make a hearty winter meal, while vegetable tartlets filled with zucchini and tomatoes are an elegant summer lunch. Everyday desserts such as the fruit tart with a cookie-like crust can be made all year long with whatever’s in the market, and free-form galettes — in which the dough is simply rolled and folded over a mound of fresh fruit — are easy enough for a busy Tuesday night. Even special occasion desserts like billowy Key lime pie with graham cracker crust and dainty tartlets filled with persimmon and caramel cream appear straightforward. For the holidays, you've got Neapolitan Easter pie filled with wheat berries and ricotta and a berry tart snuggled into a macaroon-like crust of coconut and egg white. And it is flourand dairy-free for Passover. True to the formula of Stewart’s books, an instructional chapter offers the 1-2-3 of crust making, excellent tips about freezing ingredients so you’re ready when guests pop by, and a graduated lesson on mastering pie-making skills from single-crust affairs to driedfruit compotes with star-lattice designs. Who knows? Maybe it was Stewart who called pie-making “easy.”

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A coconut and berry Passover tart. This tart sports a coconut crust that is both chewy and crispy, a pudding-like vanilla-almond filling and mounds of fresh fruit.

Coconut and Berry Passover Tart This simple berry-topped tart is perfect for Passover. It sports a coconut crust that is both chewy and crispy, a pudding-like vanilla-almond filling and mounds of fresh fruit. Start to finish: 1 hour 15 minutes (plus cooling) Servings: 8 For the crust: 2 C. unsweetened shredded coconut 1 ⁄2 C. sugar 2 large eggs, separated 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 ⁄4 teaspoon salt For the filling: 1 ⁄2 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise 1 ⁄2 C. vanilla soy milk 4 Tbs. sugar, divided 2 tsp. arrowroot or cornstarch 2 tablespoons almond paste 1 C. almond flour 1 ⁄2 C. soy cream cheese (preferably Tofutti) 5 Tbsp. apricot jam 4 C. mixed fresh berries, such as sliced strawberries, blueberries and raspberries Heat the oven to 350 degrees. To prepare the crust, in a medium bowl combine the coconut, sugar, the 2 egg whites, vanilla and salt. Press the mixture into the bottom and up sides of a 9-inch round fluted tart pan with removable bottom. Set aside. To make the filling, scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean into a small saucepan, then add the pod. Set over mediumhigh heat, then stir in the soy milk and 2 tablespoons of the sugar. Bring to a boil. In a small bowl, whisk together the 2 egg yolks, arrowroot and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar. Add the hot soymilk mixture in a slow, steady stream, whisking until combined. Return the mixture to the pan, and whisk over medium heat until thickened, about 2 minutes. Discard the vanilla pod. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer on medium to beat the soy-milk mixture and almond paste for 5 minutes. Beat in the almond flour and soy cream cheese. With an offset spatula, spread the mixture evenly over the crust. Bake for


15 minutes. Cover the edges of the tart with foil. Bake until set, another 15 to 25 minutes. Let the tart cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. Unmold. In a small saucepan over medium, heat the jam until loose. With an offset spatula, spread the jam evenly over the tart. Arrange the berries on top, and serve. Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 409 calories; 184 calories from fat (45 percent of total calories); 20 g fat (13 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 54 mg cholesterol; 51 g carbohydrate; 9 g protein; 5 g fiber; 188 mg sodium. (Recipe from “Martha Stewart’s New Pies and Tarts,” Clarkson Potter, 2011)

Beverages contain calories, too n last week’s article, you set goals for the next 13 weeks, to include both your short-term goal to lose the weight and your lifetime goal to maintain a healthy weight. One important factor is beverages. Beverages can contain a lot of calories, and the type of beverages we consume can affect our weight. Often, when we think about how many calories we are consuming, we leave out the calories that we have consumed as beverages. There is evidence that the body does not respond to calories in beverages the same way as it does to calories in food. Since your body TOI may not register the calories DEGREE you drink, you could end up consuming more calories than you need. Calories from liquid may not help you feel full. Or another way of looking at this is that your body just doesn’t “feel” the calories from beverages like it does from food. The calories in beverages are stealth calories and can cause you to consume more calories than you need. Several research studies point to decreasing sugar-sweetened beverages as a good strategy to decrease calories and help manage weight. One study found that women who cut back on their consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages reduced their daily intake by about 300 calories. Any beverage that is sweetened with sugar or another calorie-containing sweetener (such as high-fructose corn sweetener) contains calories. These include regular soda, lemonade, sweet tea, sports drinks, fruit drinks and coffee drinks. Milk, juice and alcoholic beverages also contain calories. Not only are soft drinks everywhere, but they are larger than they used to be. For instance, the Coke bottle has gotten a lot larger over the years. When Coke was introduced in 1916, it was only available in 6ounce bottles that had 79 calories. Today, the norm is a 16-ounce (or even larger) bottle that has almost 200 calories. Portions of soft drinks served at restaurants have also increased. A small soft drink has around 150 calories, while the largest size has around 400 calories. Automobile manufacturers have even installed larger cup holders in newer car models to accommodate the larger sizes of drinks. If you are a soda drinker and would like to find out how much sugar you favorite soda has in it, visit sugar stacks to find out at: Or watch this short clip for the Today Show for an even more interactive visual and to find out what foods you can eat in place of those empty soft drink calories that will actually fill you up. Of course you know that all those extra calories equal extra pounds. How do the extra calories affect your weight? If you drink two regular sodas a day for a year – each soda containing 150 calories, you take in 109,500 calories a year. Divide that number by 3,500 calories (the number of calories in one pound). That is 31 pounds. With everything else being the same (i.e., no change in physical activity or food and beverage intake), you would gain 31 pounds in a year by drinking these two soft drinks per day. So what is the solution? Limiting your intake of these beverages on a daily basis. Try these re-think your drink strategies. • Choose water. Drinking water is the best strategy to re-think your drink. It is the perfect beverage — calorie-free, sugar-free, fat-fee and almost free (if you drink tap water). • Keep water and calorie-free beverages on hand at work, in the car and at home. • Avoid keeping sugar-sweetened beverages at home or work. • Carry a water bottle with you and refill it throughout the day. • Choose carbonated, calorie-free water. • Add slices of lemon, lime, orange or other fruit. • Add a splash of juice. • Eat whole fruit instead of drinking fruit juice. An orange has about 60 calories and an 8-ounce glass of orange juice has 110 calories. • Choose skim milk. • Choose diet beverages sweetened with low-calorie, artificial sweeteners instead of sugar-sweetened drinks. • Decrease the amount of sugar you add to tea. Sweeten tea with artificial sweetener or drink unsweetened tea. They key message is: Changing from calorie-containing beverages to caloriefree beverages may be an easy way to decrease total calories. Next week we will learn how to make low-calorie choices in all the food groups. Don’t forget to select a strategy (from this week’s topic) to work on for the week and have a good week!


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Online organizing trick with free backup, too I can’t be completely sure, but I have a feeling that given the collective wisdom of my “Everyday Cheapskateâ€? readers, there's not a household problem we cannot solve or a sticky situation we cannot rectify. Today’s selection of great reader tips proves that. • Yahoo! electronic organizing. Instead of organizing things in three-ring binders, I make folders on my Yahoo mail page where I file my e-mails. So far, I have 24 categories, including bills, business, Facebook and to health, MARY name a few. HUNT The best thing about this is that I can use the mail “searchâ€? function to find things. The information stays there no matter what happens to my computer, because it's in my stored Yahoo e-mail. — Teresa, e-mail • Vases to go. Each spring, my kids want to take flowers to teachers and coaches. To keep my good vases at home, I make disposable kid-friendly ones by trimming off the narrow tops of plastic water and juice bottles. Presto! Vases that won't break and don't have to be returned. — Audrey, Washington • Months to spend. In my efforts to curb spending, I decided that every other month, I wouldn't spend any more than my normal budgeted monthly amount. So because I spent money in January, I didn't in February. And if I spend in March, I won't in April. I've been doing this for a while, and it works great. It helps me control impulse buying, eliminates the back and forth of “should I or shouldn't I?â€? and really saves me money. — Kathleen, California

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grab for sports and activities. I cut off the stretchy top of a worn sport sock to place around the bottom of the bottle to soak up the moisture as the bottle thaws. — Chris, e-mail • T-shirt pjs. My kids get a lot of T-shirts from church, camp and sports activities. Because they have so many, they wear them for pajamas. In the fall, I buy sweatpants on sale to complete their pajama set. In the spring, I make the sweatpants into shorts. By the time fall arrives, they have collected new T-shirts and need new sweatpants. — Jill, California • Marbles in the laundry. I make my own liquid laundry detergent. To keep the liquid mixed, I put a few marbles in the storage jug. When I shake the container, the marbles help mix everything. — Christy, California • Efficient cleaning cycle. Once a month, I change the box of baking soda in my refrigerator. That same day, I run vinegar through my coffee maker. I then pour that old box of baking soda into my kitchen sink drains and follow it with the vinegar that just cleaned my coffeepot. Then I follow that with water that I've run through the coffee maker. I'm getting the most efficiency out of several household cleaning ideas. — Jennifer, e-mail

Would you like to send a tip to Mary? You can e-mail her at, or write to Everyday Cheapskate, P.O. Box 2135, Paramount, CA 90723. Include your first and last name and state. Mary Hunt is the founder of and author of 18 books, including “DebtProof Livingâ€? and “Tiptionary 2.â€? To find out more about Mary and read her past columns, please visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at • Water bottle socks. I keep water bottles in the freezer to CREATORS.COM

Mom divides estate while siblings squabble Dear Amy: My mother is in her late 80s. She is planning on dividing her estate equally between my brother and me. However, I have recently learned that over the last 20 years, my brother has borrowed $160,000 from her. He has never tried to repay this debt and has never paid any interest ASK on the money. AMY My mother’s response is that when she dies, I immediately get $160,000 off the top of her estate before the estate is divided. I too, have borrowed from our mother, but I have repaid all the money, with interest, according to a contract. My objection is that my brother’s unpaid money would be worth far more than $160,000. Even if he were charged a low interest rate of 3 percent or 4 percent, over a 20-year period that money would be worth two to three times that amount. My mother became angry when I pointed this out to her. Am I being unreasonable in voicing my opinion? My brother is more than happy

I would like to know if, with the arrangement. — Shorted Daughter when I visit, I should stay with them or get a hotel room Dear Shorted: You are not so she won’t be stressed by being unreasonable. my presence. However, your mother is I know it is painful for my not a bank; she is your moth- son to have this strained reer. She could choose to leave lationship within his family, her money to a charity. She and I certainly don’t want to could choose to leave all of rock an already unstable boat, her money to you, your broth- but I want the visit to be as er or a neighbor. pleasant as possible under the You have voiced your opin- circumstances. ion on this deal; you are also Should I offer these choicreceiving an extra lump sum es to my son and have him of $160,000 that otherwise check with his wife, or should would have been absorbed I not say anything and go into the estate and divided be- there with the assumption I tween you and your brother. will be staying with them? — Wondering If he had responsibly repaid his loans over the years Dear Wondering: Reserve a and your mother had invested the money in the stock room at a local hotel and let market (or spent it), her sub- your son know that this stantial estate might be worth arrangement will be best for everyone because you can enfar less now. This is a large sum; this joy their family but not be unalso is the arrangement your derfoot as a guest in their mother has chosen. I suggest household. If your son and his family you accept her decision about feel insulted that you won’t be how to divide her assets. staying with them, you can Dear Amy: I will soon be vis- cancel your hotel room and iting my son and his family in give it a try at their house. another state. The problem is Dear Amy: I’m still fuming I do not have a good relationship with my daughter-in-law, at the letter from “Disgustthough I am close to my son ed� who has an able-bodied and maintain frequent con- friend who uses her parents’ tact with him and my grand- handicapped parking permit. Every state issues these sons.

permits to the individual who has a disability. It is for their use only. It is unlawful for anyone to use the permit without the disabled person in the vehicle. The law states, “Placards ARE NOT transferable. The authorized holder of disability plates or a placard must be present.� The simple solution to Disgusted’s dilemma or anyone else who knows that this privilege is being abused is to let the law handle it. The next time the “close friend� parks in the handicapped parking space, she should call the police and turn her in. — Disgusted Too Dear Disgusted: Many readers were similarly disgusted by this wanton misuse of a handicap placard. However, calling the police on a friend is not an appropriate substitute for a frank talk. Send questions via e-mail to or by mail to Ask Amy, Chicago Tribune, TT500, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611. Amy Dickinson’s memoir, “The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daughter and the Town that Raised Them� (Hyperion), is available in bookstores.) TRibunE MEdiA SERviCES

Sex can be lethal for out-of-shape slackers CHICAGO (AP) — Sex and exercise can trigger heart attacks in older people who don’t get much of either, a new analysis finds. The risk is low, but it’s a good reminder that slackers should change their exercise habits gradually, especially in middle age. People who exercise regularly have a much smaller risk of having a heart attack immediately after sexual or physical activity, said lead author Dr. Issa Dahabreh of Tufts Medical Center in Boston. “It would be really bad if someone

thought our paper means people should not exercise,� Dahabreh said. “If anything, it’s the opposite.� The analysis, appearing in today’s Journal of the American Medical Association, combined results from 14 studies involving more than 6,000 patients. The studies involved only people who’d had heart attacks or had died suddenly from a heart problem. The studies looked at what the people were doing during the hour or two before their heart attacks and compared that to the

same people’s activity on normal days with no major heart problems. Physical activity and sex increased the risk of heart attack by a factor of about three, according to the analysis of the pooled results. Exercise increased the risk of sudden cardiac death by nearly five times. The researchers didn’t find a triggering relationship between sex and sudden cardiac death, that is, a sudden death from a heart problem. The risk for any one person is extremely low.



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Chilling threats in Wisconsin

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Winning day for West End Guns across the border he pernicious links between neighborhood decay, high poverty rates and low-performing schools are well documented. Even so, it’s sobering to skim through the list of the federal Choice Neighborhood Grant award recipients announced this week and see that confirmed in cities across the nation. The projects receiving grant money to improve distressed neighborhoods represent diverse geographical areas, from Salisbury to Providence, R.I., to Memphis, Tenn., and Kansas City, Mo. Yet there’s also a bleak familiarity to the landscapes described. In Memphis, the area targeted for revitalization includes a poverty rate of 69 percent, rising violent crime and low-performing schools. You can apply that same template to Kansas City, where Chouteau Courts, an old public housing site, sits amid “high concentrations of poverty (44 percent) and the school district tests in the bottom 7 percent of the state standard,” or to almost any other grant recipient. Salisbury received $170,000 to complete a revitalization plan for the West End neighborhood, with rebuilding of the Civic Park Apartments a core element. As the city’s project summary notes, it fits the profile to some degree: “The city considers West End as its most distressed neighborhood, with a poverty rate of 28 percent, a neighborhood vacancy rate that is nearly five times the county average, and a middle school (Knox) that is characterized as low-performing.” Yet unlike some of those other neighborhoods, while West End holds pockets of poverty and distress, it also has anchors of stability — streets of tidy homes, mixed-income residents committed to their neighborhood and schools, and the presence of important institutions such as Livingstone College and the Hefner VA Medical Center (a partner in the plan). In other words, while there’s much that needs rebuilding, there’s also much here to build on. Over the coming months, planners will work with the city’s institutional partners and West End residents to develop a revitalization blueprint for the Civic Park Apartments and adjacent community. The collaboration and support of West End residents will be a vital part of this effort, of course. But it’s also important for the city as a whole — and those beyond its limits — to recognize the potential benefits of lower crime rates, improved schools and increased economic development. Transforming bleakness into promise is no easy task, as we’ve seen with some of urban renewal’s failures. But to ignore that task is to abandon whole segments of the community and invite the greater blight other cities are struggling to overcome.


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If you don’t say anything, you won’t be called on to repeat it. — Calvin Coolidge

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EW YORK — “We will hunt you down. We will slit your throats. We will drink your blood. I will have your decapitated head on a pike in the Madison town square. This is your last warning.” Is this a passage from Bram Stoker’s Dracula? No, this email reached Wisconsin State Sen. Dan Kapanke, a La Crosse Republican, on March 9, after he voted for GOP Gov. Scott Walker’s controversial budget and laDEROY reforms. MURDOCK borKapanke is not alone. Top Wisconsin Republicans have been threatened with murder. “Across the whole Republican Caucus, I think we have received at least a dozen, credible, specific death threats,” one well-placed legislative staffer in Madison told me. Wisconsin’s Department of Justice has identified the sender of two specific death threats e-mailed to 15 Republican state senators on March 10. It will not release the suspect’s name while investigations continue. However, ponder the suspect’s chilling (excerpted but uncorrected) words: • Subject line — “Atten: Death threat!!!! Bomb!!!!” “We feel that you and your republican dictators have to die. This is how it’s going to happen: ...We have all planned to assult you by arriving at your house and putting a nice little bullet in your head. However, this isn’t enough ... So we have built several bombs that we have placed in various locations around the areas in which we know that you frequent. ...” • “YOUR STAFF MEMBERS HAVE NOW BEEN ADDED TO THE HIT LIST... PLEASE ADVISE THEM OF THE IMPENDING DANGER LEADING TO THIER DEATHS.” Consider these other death threats: • Police in Eau Claire, Wisconsin arrested anti-Walker protester Patrick J. Knauf, 43, on March 2. He allegedly phoned in a bomb threat against Heartland Aviation, where Walker held press conferences Feb. 28 and March 2. • On March 3, 41 rounds of .22-caliber ammunition appeared on the Capitol grounds in Madison. “You can’t do much with live ammunition without the gun,” said University of Wisconsin Police Chief Susan Riseling, “but the presence of it doesn’t thrill me.” • Someone slipped a note under GOP State Sen. Glenn Grothman’s office door. In red letters, it said: “THE ONLY GOOD Republican is a DEAD Republican.” • Wisconsin Tea Party Patriots coordinator Mike Hintz told WISN-TV what happened when his cell phone rang on March 12: “There was a male caller on the phone and he said ‘I hope you’re wearing a bullet-proof vest’ and hung up ... I took it to mean this person was threatening my life by shooting me.” • A Wisconsinite e-mailed one state Capitol staffer this homophobic message: “You won’t have your cushy job very much longer — as soon as we get your boss the faggot recalled ... every damn one of you should be exterminated.” Twitter’s giant graffiti wall featured numerous calls for Walker’s murder, complete with egregious spelling and grammatical errors: • “Lauren-2121” wrote: “I hope Scott Walker dies. someone please shoot him?!” • Jeconti (J-Shack): “Scott Walker cut food stamps its over he getting assassinated..!” These death threats are doubly pernicious: At worst, they are truly homicidal, if those sending them actually intend to murder those whom they threaten. At best, even empty threats are anti-democratic, since they can intimidate elected officials, activists and other citizens into milquetoast governance and advocacy. • • • Deroy Murdock is a columnist with Scripps Howard News Service and media fellow with the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University.


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Little being done to stem flow to Mexico ASHINGTON — Publisher William Randolph Hearst once said that U.S. citizens would do anything for South America except read about it. In other words, few of us traditionally really care a lot about what is happening in the Latin climes except those in close proximity. Whether this attitude is as true as it once was given our dependence on Venezuelan oil and our own immigration problems, there remains a decided lack of interest in the affairs of an area most Americans fairly or unfairly once derided as unstable politically and where nations seldom achieved their poDAN tential. That “banana republic” THOMASSON assessment, of course, is rooted in the 19th and 20th centuries and is far from the truth about these vibrant countries. There is, however, a legitimate question as to why President Barack Obama chose to make a perfunctory trip to the South when half the world — from the turmoil in the Middle East to the horror in Japan — seems to be on the verge of falling apart. While there is every reason for him to pursue a “good neighbor” policy, it is a trip that could have waited, his critics claim. If he wants to do something constructive where they mainly speak Spanish, he might consider trying harder to shortstop a growing rift over gun and drug policy between Washington and Mexico City. The latest blow to that tenuous partnership has been the resignation of the U.S. ambassador to Mexico for challenging in leaked cables the Mexican military’s commitment in the drug war. Carlos Pascual’s comments that the Mexicans were “risk adverse” in going after the narcotics cartels were contained in documents released by WikiLeaks and have infuriated Mexican President Felipe Calderon. That anger was intensified by the fact that Pascual had been the chief architect of U.S. policy toward Mexico. Obama’s own lack of commitment in stemming the gun traffic along the Southwest border where an estimated 65,000 battlefield weapons have made their way south into the hands of murderous drug cartels is embarrassing and has contributed immensely to the unhappiness of Mexican authorities. The White House’s stuttering efforts to at least slow down the flow of AK47s and AR15s and



other multi-shot weapons with banana clips have been pitiful despite 34,000 deaths immediately across the border where drug thugs hold sway using U.S.-bought firearms. Even a reasonable effort proposed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and approved by the Justice Department to track multiple sales of these assault rifles has been delayed at least twice by the White House. The fact is that the president and his White House team are political cowards when it comes for taking on the gun lobby even after the slayings in Tucson where U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was critically wounded. The president, with a quick glance toward 2012, reiterates his unqualified support for American gun rights at every opportunity. A weak-kneed effort to bring together various elements of the gun debate for a White House conference to try to reach some accommodation for legislation to keep firearms out of the hands of mental defectives and stone cold killers has been effectively undercut by the National Rifle Association. The NRA’s longtime mouthpiece Wayne LaPierre, arrogantly thumbed his nose at participation, receiving applause from his toadies in Congress. Talk about the ultimate power trip. “Barack who?” he might as well said. When it comes to guns, old Wayne is the president of the United States. But the president has only himself to blame for this utter disrespect and for the accelerating dismay of Mexican authorities that in many areas are shot to death quickly when they dare to challenge the cartels. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — looking more haggard daily from balancing too many balls in the air while an inexperienced president seems too often to be mailing it in when it comes to foreign policy — accepted Pascual’s resignation with regret. It is a WikiLeaks repercussion that may become more familiar in coming days and it arrives at a terrible time in the fight to halt the drug carnage. A recent press account of the South American trip noted that Brazil’s president, as the first woman to hold the job, has a special bond with Obama, the first black president. How nice. • • • Dan K. Thomasson is a former editor of the Scripps Howard News Service. E-mail


When it comes to naming streets, we’re all over map I truly enjoyed Mark Wineka’s Sunday article concerning Rowan County street names. It is interesting to learn who or maybe who did not inspire the names for the streets we walk and drive daily. It was also interesting to learn that some of the names were inspired by historical events or the existence of the physical items (i.e., water wells, market building) associated with the location. It was most interesting, however, to learn that the spellings for some of the streets have been changed over time. The most intriguing is Innes Street. Being a person of detail and a student of history, I find it interesting that local residents, government agencies and map makers had no qualms in changing names of streets or omitting them altogether. I got the impression that Rowan County had made this somewhat of a tradition. Well, let me say the tradition lives on in Granite Quarry. We have a street, or is it road? Anyway, less than 10 years ago, a housing development was created. One of the streets is named Claiborne or something similar. Sorry I don’t know what person or event inspired the name. But on the west end of the one block street, the government-installed street sign identifies it as S. Clairborne St. On the east end, the street sign reads S. Claiborne St. But if you GPS it, the satellites — and, I presume, alien life forms — identify it as S. Claiborne Road! The plan could have been for us to remain hidden in plain sight. No, you say? Try mailing a letter to an address on S. Claiborne Street or one of its variations in Granite Quarry, N.C. Now that’s a completely different discussion, letter (if you could mail it) or article. What do you think, Mark? — Randy Meeks Granite Quarry

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Even presidents need a life Regarding the March 17 letter from Steve Owen: I have it on good authority that President Obama went to bed at 12:30 a.m. instead of midnight to offset the 15 minutes he “wasted” on the NCAA brackets. Come on, Steve, give us a break! He is a man and deserves a life! By the way, your Hussein inclusion was not wasted on me! — Demps Brawley Kannapolis

Lobbyist is a waste of money In response to Larry Bowyer’s March 18 letter to the editor: I am proud that people are standing up for their rights and telling it like it is about the City Council. All they want to do is waste money that belongs to the taxpayers, like paying for a lobbyist in the political arena. They should be taking care of the city, not trying to make money off taxpayers’ money. Remember to vote them out in November 2011. Put people on the City Council who will work for the taxpayers of Salisbury, not themselves. We need people who think before acting; a $70,000 bonus would help save at least three hardworking people’s jobs. — Charles Black Salisbury


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Libyan civilians continue to be targeted by Ghadafi’s forces anonymity for fear of reprisals if the city falls to Gadhafi’s troops. As for food, he said, “We share what we find and if we don’t find anything, which happens, we don’t know what to do.” Neither the rebels nor Gadhafi’s forces are strong enough to hold Misrata or Ajdabiya, a key city in the east that is also a daily battleground. But the airstrikes and missiles that are the weapons of choice for international forces may be of limited use. “When there’s fighting in urban areas and combatants ap photo are mixing and mingling with Libyan rebels retreat as mortars from Moammar Gadhafi's civilians, the options are vastly reduced,” said Fred Abraforces are fired on them tuesday. hams, a special adviser at Huhis forces. “evidence is not sufficient” to man Rights Watch. “I can “O great Libyan people, confirm this. imagine the pressures and deyou have to live now, this time Clinton also told ABC that of glory, this is a time of glo- people close to Gadhafi are ry that we are living,” he said. making contact with people State TV said Gadhafi was abroad to explore options for speaking from his Bab Al-Az- the future, but she did not say iziya residential compound, that one of the options might the same one hit by a cruise be exile. She said they were missile Sunday night. Re- asking, “What do we do? How porters were not allowed to do we get out of this? What enter the compound as he happens next?” spoke. Despite the allies’ efforts to Heavy anti-aircraft fire keep Gadhafi from overwhelmand loud explosions sounded ing rebel forces trying to end in Tripoli after nightfall, pos- his four-decade rule, conditions sibly a new attack in the inter- have deteriorated sharply in national air campaign that so the last major city the rebels far has focused on military hold in western Libya. targets. Two explosions were Residents of Misrata, 125 heard in the city before day- miles southeast of Tripoli, say break Wednesday. shelling and sniper attacks are One of Gadhafi’s sons may unrelenting. A doctor said have been killed, U.S. Secre- tanks opened fire on a peacetary of State Hillary Clinton ful protest Monday. told ABC News on Tuesday. “The number of dead are She cited unconfirmed re- too many for our hospital to ports and did not say which handle,” said the doctor, son she meant. She said the speaking on condition of Thomasina P.

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Yemen’s president warns of civil war SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s U.S.-backed president, his support crumbling among political allies and the army, warned that the country could slide into a “bloody” civil war Tuesday as the opposition rejected his offer to step down by the end of the year. Tens of thousands protested in the capital demanding his immediate ouster, emboldened by top military commanders who joined their cause. Ali Abdullah Saleh’s apparent determination to cling to power raised fears that Yemen could be pushed into even greater instability. In a potentially explosive split, rival factions of the military have deployed tanks in the capital Sanaa — with units commanded by Saleh’s son protecting the president’s palace, and units loyal to a top

U.S., Canada, several European countries and Qatar. Qatar was expected to start flying air patrols over Libya by this weekend, becoming the first member of the Arab League to participate directly in the military mission. The Obama administration is eager to relinquish leadership of the hurriedly assembled coalition. A NATO-led operation would require the unanimous support of member nations but two of them, France and Turkey, do not want the alliance to take over. A compromise was emerging that would see NATO take a key role, but the operation would be guided by a political committee of foreign ministers from the West and the Arab world.

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TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Moammar Gadhafi’s snipers and tanks were terrorizing civilians in the coastal city of Misrata, a resident said, and the U.S. military warned Tuesday it was “considering all options” in response to dire conditions there that have left people cowering in darkened homes and scrounging for food and rainwater. The U.S. is days away from turning over control of the air assault on Libya to other countries, President Barack Obama said. Just how that will be accomplished remains in dispute: Obama spoke Tuesday with British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy in hopes of quickly resolving the squabble over the transition. “When this transition takes place, it is not going to be our planes that are maintaining the no-fly zone. It is not going to be our ships that are necessarily enforcing the arms embargo. That’s precisely what the other nations are going to do,” the president said at a news conference in El Salvador as he neared the end of a Latin American trip overshadowed by events in Libya. Gadhafi, meanwhile, made his first public appearance in a week, promising enthusiastic supporters at his residential compound in Tripoli, “In the short term, we’ll beat them, in the long term, we’ll beat them.” Libyan state TV broadcast what it said was live coverage of Gadhafi’s less-than-fiveminute statement. Standing on a balcony, he denounced the coalition bombing attacks on

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Law requires 72-hour wait for abortion PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a law Tuesday requiring women to wait three days after meeting with a doctor to have an abortion, the longest waiting period in the nation. Abortion rights groups immediately said they plan to file a lawsuit challenging the measure, which also requires women to undergo counseling at pregnancy help centers that discourage abortions. Daugaard, who gave no interviews after signing the bill, said in a written statement that he has conferred with state attorneys who will defend the law in court and a sponsor who has pledged private money to finance the state’s legal costs. “I think everyone agrees with the goal of reducing abortion by encouraging consideration of other alternatives,” the Republican governor said the statement. “I hope that women who are considering an abortion will use this threeday period to make good choices.” About half the states, in-

cluding South Dakota, now have 24-hour waiting periods, but the state’s new law is the first of its kind in having a three-day waiting period and requiring women to seek counseling at pregnancy help centers, said Elizabeth Nash of the Guttmacher Institute, a research organization that supports abortion rights.

Chris Brown trashes dressing room NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Brown trashed his dressing room at “Good Morning America” and broke a window with a chair Tuesday after cohost Robin Roberts asked him about his attack on Rihanna, according to a person familiar with the show. The person was not authorized to discuss the matter and spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Security was called, but not police. Brown was on the ABC morning show Tuesday to promote his new album, “F.A.M.E.,” released the same day. During his interview with Roberts, she asked him about the 2009 attack on his thengirlfriend — preceding her questions by noting he had been “very good” about talking about the attack. “It was very serious what you went through and what happened,” she said. “How have you been able to ...” A clearly agitated Brown tried to deflect the line of questioning, saying he was past that and wanted to focus on his new CD.

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SBI finds dozens more lab errors Rail grant targets Charlotte-Raleigh link RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina prosecutors say the State Bureau of Investigation’s crime lab has found dozens more cases of mishandled blood evidence. Peg Dorer with the North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys said Tuesday that local prosecutors are preparing to review 75 addi-

tional cases. She said the SBI notified prosecutors about the cases last week. An inquiry into the crime lab’s blood evidence practices last year found more than 200 cases were improperly handled during a 16-year period ending in 2003. SBI officials did not immediately respond to messages

RALEIGH (AP) — Transportation officials said Tuesday they’ve reached an agreement that will allow them to obtain $461 million in federal grants to improve passenger train service between North Carolina’s two largest cities. The pact will allow faster and more frequent passenger service between Charlotte and Raleigh. North Carolina had to obtain an agreement with Norfolk Southern Railway and Amtrak to qualify for the grants. The Federal Railroad Administration had been concerned that slower freight trains might hamper the new service. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said the grants are part of President Obama’s vision for a national high-speed rail system that “will link 80 percent of Americans in the next 25 years, and lay the foundation for an economy that moves people, good and information quickly, safely and reliably than anywhere else in the world.” A Republican state lawmaker, however, has suggested North Carolina should decline to take the federal money unless the state can prove operating the train operation won’t take too much money from road construction. Currently, part of the route between Char-

seeking comment Tuesday. District attorneys say they have thoroughly reviewed 147 of the initial cases and found that each conviction was appropriate. They say that besides the blood work, there was overwhelming evidence of guilt including confessions, eyewitnesses and ballistics.

lotte and Raleigh is shared with Norfolk Southern freight trains. For passengers, that sometimes means long delays when Amtrak passenger trains must stop and allow a freight train to pass. The state Transportation Department said some of the money will be used to build some new tracks between Greensboro and Charlotte. Curves also will be straightened to allow passenger trains to reach maximum speeds of 90 mph. Twelve new bridges will eliminate 30 highway-rail crossings. Officials say the new service would cut travel time from Charlotte to Raleigh to less than three hours, even with seven stops along the way. The project, which is expected to create nearly 5,000 jobs, should be completed by 2017. Rep. Ric Killian, R-Mecklenburg, filed a bill Monday night that would prohibit the state Department of Transportation from accepting federal funds for a high-speed rail project without explicit authorization by the General Assembly. Killian said Tuesday he filed the bill after he couldn’t get a good answer in a budget subcommittee about how much it would cost to operate annually the improved rail service.

MOURNING FROM 1a was eating rice cereal and had his first taste of baby food the day before the fire struck. “He had carrots, and boy he had one hell of a stomach ache,” Samantha said. The family moved to Salisbury on Feb. 13, renting a house a few doors down from Joey’s first cousin, Samuel McBryde, and his wife, Beth. Samuel was giving Joey work, and promised he would have enough work for rent each month as the Doolittles got their feet on the ground. “And we had just bought that car,” Samantha said. “We’d had it two to three weeks. I paid $700 for the car, and boy, I loved it.” The house at 310 E. Henderson St. was rented, and the family loved it. They were close to their family and friends. But the only problem with the house, she said, was the lack of smoke detectors. “My house did not have a single one,” Samantha said. “Make sure, no matter what, make sure you get smoke detectors.” After the roof collapsed on Joey, he had to be stabilized at Rowan Regional Medical Center before he could be flown to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Joey’s boxer shorts had melted into his skin, and had burns up his leg and thigh. Samantha suffered burns to her hands, fingertips, face, the middle of her back and her knees. She was also flown to Baptist. Joey was released Saturday and Samantha was released on Sunday. Samantha has to go back for treatments in a week, Joey in two weeks. Both wear Aquacel pads on their wounds, and they have

TRAINS FROM 1a Park inspect the tracks weekly and gauge them monthly to make sure they are aligned properly. Bringle said operators must follow a standard checklist before each day of running the train. “They check the oil, they check the gas, they check the belts and they check the condition of the train,” Bringle said. “They go out on the track itself and inspect the track for any limbs, rocks or any debris that could be on the track and clear that. Then, they make several test runs around the

to changes bandages at least once a day. Their recollection of last Friday’s events is still fuzzy. She remembers running to the McBryde’s house and calling 911, and she remembers being taken away in an ambulance. “It seemed like everyone was moving in slow motion,” she said. “It was very scary. The scariest thing I’ve ever been through. “I don’t think anyone could imagine it unless you went through it, waking up with flames all around you. “And when you come out and see the flames wrapped around your door into the roof, knowing your baby’s still in there, it’s unexplainable.” ••• Samantha said she’s trying to get Zachary to accept that “Jacob’s with the angels.” “I don’t think he fully understands,” she said. “He knows about the fire because he saw it, he’s the only one who woke us up. But I don’t think he realizes it.” The family is still trying to comprehend what happened themselves. “We just don’t understand what God has a purpose for an 11-week-old baby up in heaven,” Samantha said. “He’ll never be forgotten. He was here for just a short time, and he will never be forgotten, that’s for sure.” But they have hope, and are praying there’s a reason Jacob was taken away from them. “I honestly believe there’s a purpose why we’re still here,” she said. “I believe my purpose was to mother (Zachary), and he’s gonna be something great.” The Doolittles are thankful Jacob’s funeral expenses have been covered by the community, and they are grateful to everyone who is praying for

track before we allow any passengers on the train.” Hall said drivers at Village Park also inspect the train and tracks and do a test run before operating the ride. Operators at both parks are given annual training on how the train works and how to operate it safely. Hall said new drivers receive more extensive training than returning ones. “It’s quite a process before they can actually go out on their own without any supervision,” Hall said. “They have numerous runs under their belt before they even do it with passengers.” Both officials said that to their knowledge, the trains have never had acci-

Want to help? Joey and Samantha Doolittle, and their 3-year-old son, Zachary, do not need clothing, but they do need household items, a vehicle, and money for food and for deposits for a new home. Their medical expenses are also increasing. To help them, visit any Wachovia Bank branch and donate to the “Doolittle Fire Fund.” The fund was set up by the family on Tuesday.

them. “We want to tell everyone, every single person who has made donations, everyone who has said a prayer, everyone who has even said I’m sorry for your loss, I want to say thank you,” Samantha said. “We do appreciate everything deeply from the bottom of our hearts.” Another person they want to thank is East Spencer Police Officer Darren Westmoreland, who was the first person to respond to the 911 call. “Thank you for being very brave,” Samantha said. “He tried to go in there. He went to go in that house and he couldn’t do it.” The fire is still under investigation, but investigators believe it started near Zachary’s bed. Samantha still believes she could have saved Jacob’s life if she had just been able to reach him, but authorities say Jacob died from smoke inhalation probably within the first five minutes the smoke began to fill the bedroom. “This fire will haunt me for the rest of my life,” Samantha said.





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Strickland fills void for Carolina BY AARON BEARD Associated Press

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dexter strickland has aided UNc after losing Larry drew eariler in the season.

CHAPEL HILL — Dexter Strickland doesn’t seem to mind that all the attention goes to his touted North Carolina teammates. The sophomore knows the Tar Heels will have a tough time winning in the NCAA tournament without him. Strickland is the team’s top perimeter defender who frequently draws the opponent’s top scorer. He’s started every game but one, yet also serves as the backup point guard for a team with

just eight scholarship players heading into Friday’s game against Marquette in the round of 16. And he’s doing that while playing through a right knee injury that might require surgery after the season. “I’m going to do whatever I have to do to contribute to winning,” Strickland said Tuesday. “Whatever position I have to play, I’m going to do that to help my team win.” Strickland is averaging about seven points per game for the Tar Heels (28-

7), the No. 2 seed in the East Regional. He was the only player among North Carolina’s starting lineup not to make one of the all-Atlantic Coast Conference teams this year. But with freshman star Harrison Barnes (team-high 15.5 points) and 7-footer Tyler Zeller (15.2), the Tar Heels don’t need Strickland to shoot a bunch of 3-pointers or score a lot of points. His value in Sunday’s second-round win against Washington showed up most in the stats of the player he defended. He

pestered Washington’s Isaiah Thomas — who came in averaging about 17 points and shooting 45 percent — into 12 points on 5-for-15 shooting in Sunday’s second-round victory in Charlotte. “It’s hard because one game we’re asking him to chase a guy around screens like crazy, and the next we’re telling him he’s got to stay in front of the basketball and the guy is quick as lightning,” coach Roy Williams said.


East blanks West BY MIKE LONDON

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east rowan’s Will Johnson earned the save with a key strikeout in the sixth inning.

NFL will bring kickoffs to 35 BY BARRY WILNER Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — The NFL will move kickoffs up 5 yards to the 35-yard line, keep touchbacks coming out to the 20 and allow the number of players in a blocking wedge to remain at two. Kick coverage players now will be limited to lining up 5 yards or fewer from the spot of the kickoff. Team owners also voted Tuesday to make all scoring plays reviewable by the replay official and referee. But they tabled a proposal to ban players launching themselves to make a tackle, and will reconsider it in May. The league’s competition committee proposed placing the ball at the 25 after touchbacks on kickoffs and banning the wedge altogether.

Several coaches expressed concern about making too many changes to kickoffs, also saying bringing touchbacks out 5 more yards would affect field posiAssociAted Press tion too much. Coaches rich McKay, co-chairman of the worried about an increase in touchbacks from the 16 NFL competition committe, speaks percent of kickoffs last to reporters. season. “Any time there’s a touch- Joshua Cribbs wasn’t back and now it’s not coming thrilled by the changes, to the 20,” Saints coach Sean tweeting: “Essentially takPayton said, “I think that that ing returners out of the probably was the most dras- game...injuries will still tic of the four or five items take place, then what move that constituted one rule.” it up again, or eliminate it Making kickoffs safer was all together.” the objective, and Payton beOn touchbacks, compelieves the owners met it, vot- tition committee chairman ing 26-6 for the new rule. Rich McKay said coaches “The bottom line is it’s ... were concerned about an the highest risk of injury play,” he said. See NFL, 4B Browns standout returner

MOUNT ULLA — East R o w a n E. Rowan 6 baseball W. Rowan 0 coach Brian Hightower knows when he hands rocket-armed righty Bradley Robbins the keys, there’s always a chance Robbins is going to back over the rose bushes, knock down the mailbox and put the Mustangs’ car in a ditch. But there’s also the chance of a very sweet ride, and that was the case on Tuesday. East won 6-0 at West Rowan for another NPC victory. “It was kind of a relaxing game, more relaxing than I’m used to catching Bradley,” said cheerful East backstop Luke Thomas. “Sometimes I’m jumping around. Tonight, I just settled in. He had his curve, and when he lost the fastball I knew we could go back to the curveball for a strike.” The strongest arm in the county dangles from Robbins’ right shoulder, and he struck out 13 in 52⁄3 innings. He had a no-hitter until Madison Osborne singled in the sixth. “I realized I had a no-hitter,” Robbins said. “Maybe I overthrew a little bit, but I really don’t think it affected me.” Robbins, a junior who has been clocked as high as 91 mph on radar guns, overmatched West’s lineup. He fanned two in each of the first three innings. Then he blew away the side in the fourth. If there was a moment of truth for Robbins, it came when he walked two of the

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east starting pitcher Bradley robbins struck out 13 West rowan batters in the Mustang win tuesday. first three men he faced, but he got through the first inning. “A couple of deep breaths really helped,” Robbins said. Robbins had a hopping fastball, but a lot of his strikeouts came when he threw curveballs to hitters expecting heat. “Bradley did walk five, but I’m not complaining because 13 strikeouts and one hit is not too bad,” East coach Brian Hightower said. “His fastball was live; his curveball was very good. It’s just a matter of him staying focused on every pitch. If he does that, his pitch count comes down, and he’s completing games like this.” West hurler Matt Miller was in jam after jam, but he kept his team in the game. Miller avoided the big inning,

but East pecked away for single runs in the first, third and fifth. Effectively wild and firing a ton of curveballs, Miller walked seven and hit four batters, but he also limited East’s strong lineup to three singles. “I hit a few people, but I felt good out there,” Miller said. “We’ve just got to hit the ball better to start winning games, and we’re definitely confident it’s going to happen.” East (7-1, 3-0 NPC) is again one of the best teams in the state. For what it’s worth, West (1-10, 1-4 NPC) has to be the best 1-10 team in the state, and someone is going to pay for the Falcons’ struggles eventually. West shook up its defense,

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Richmond is basketball mecca BY HANK KURZ JR. Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. — Rally over here, rally over there, rallies planned all around Richmond as the city embraces having two teams advance to the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament. Take a bow Richmond and VCU. The Spiders and Rams have made Richmond the first city since Los Angeles in 2007 to send two teams to the round of 16 in the same year. And Richmond also boosts the same number of teams left in the tournament as the Big East. Both teams depart Wednesday to San Antonio and Richmond’s own canal walk will be the site of a community pep rally. The celebration will be highlighted by the unfurling of a huge banner showing television commentator Dick Vitale preparing to eat crow. “We wanted to poke a little

fun at him because he was so wrong about our city,” said Jack Berry, executive director of Venture Richmond, an economic development group focused of promoting downtown. He said the image will show Vitale holding a plate of crow with the words “Eat Crow Baby.” Vitale and other basketball experts lambasted the NCAA selection committee for including VCU in the field ahead of other teams they deemed more worthy. In response, the Rams gone on an impressive NCAA tournament run, beating three schools from power conferences by an average of better than 16 points. VCU plays Florida State on Friday night, after Richmond takes on Kansas. The atmosphere at VCU is much different than it was a few weeks ago, after the Rams lost five of eight games in February, seemingly dashing their NCAA tournament hopes. When they failed to

win the Colonial Athletic Association tournament, fans wished them luck in the NIT. “It’s been crazy, everybody beeping their horns and people congratulating you and stuff,” point guard Joey Rodriguez said after he returned to campus from the Rams’ stunningly dominant victories in Chicago. “A couple of weeks ago, they were like, what are these guys doing?” Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones said he expects a huge turnout for the rally, and he was still working Tuesday night hoping to arrange travel to San Antonio so he can support the teams. “I would like nothing more than to be there,” he said. The schools intend to transport students to the rally after the fans gather to see their team off, and there will be free t-shirts celebrating the tandem handed out at the celebration.


2B • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2011

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Prep baseball

Wednesday, March 23 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. ESPN — Preseason, N.Y. Mets vs. St. Louis, at Jupiter, Fla. MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — NIT, quarterfinal, College of Charleston at Wichita State 9 p.m. ESPN2 — NIT, quarterfinal, Miami at Alabama 11 p.m. ESPN2 — NIT, quarterfinal, Northwestern vs. Washington State NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. ESPN — Orlando at New York 10:30 p.m. ESPN — San Antonio at Denver NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. VERSUS — Vancouver at Detroit


Area schedule Wednesday, March 23 COLLEGE BASEBALL 2 p.m. Anderson at Pfeiffer 6 p.m. Belmont Abbey at Catawba COLLEGE MEN’S TENNIS 3 p.m. Catawba at Pfeiffer PREP BASEBALL 4:30 p.m. A.L. Brown at Carson 5 p.m. North Rowan at Albemarle (completion of suspended game) 7 p.m. Lake Norman at East Rowan West Rowan at Salisbury West Iredell at Davie PREP SOFTBALL 4:30 p.m. Chatham Central at North Rowan West Rowan at Carson PREP GIRLS SOCCER 6 p.m. West Rowan at Statesville Carson at North Iredell West Iredell at South Rowan Concord at East Rowan 6:30 p.m. North Rowan at East Montgomery PREP BOYS TENNIS 4 p.m. East Rowan at South Rowan North Iredell at West Rowan PREP BOYS GOLF 3 p.m. NPC teams at Statesville Country Club

Prep tennis Statesville 9, South 0 Singles — Parks Thompson (S) d. Jared Waters 6-0, 6-0; Julian Hawkins (S) d. Reynold Sanchez 6-0, 6-0; J. McLelland (S) d. Trevor Burrow 6-0, 6-1; Kirk Williamson (S) d. Eddie Chavez 6-0, 6-0; Bryant Vinson (S) d. Caleb Barnette 6-0, 6-0; Josh Mills (S) d. Luis Chavez 6-0, 6-0 Doubles — McLelland-Williamson (S) d. Waters-Sanchez 8-5; Vinson-Mills (S) d. Burrow-Chavez 8-1; Jonathan King-Scott Perry (S) d. Barnette-Chavez 8-4

Prep soccer Standings 1A Yadkin Valley YVC Overall 4-0 4-0 East Montgomery Gray Stone 5-0-1 5-1-1 North Moore 3-0-1 3-0-1 3-1 3-3 North Rowan Albemarle 2-3 2-4 West Montgomery 1-3 1-3 1-4 1-4 South Stanly South Davidson 1-4 1-6 Chatham Central 0-5 0-5 Monday’s games South Stanly 4, Chatham Central 1 East Montgomery 11, S. Davidson 0 North Rowan 3, West Montgomery 2 Gray Stone 3, Albemarle 1 Tuesday’s game North Moore at East Montgomery Wednesday’s games West Montgomery at Chatham Central North Rowan at East Montgomery South Stanly at South Davidson Gray Stone at North Moore Thursday’s game West Davidson at South Davidson Friday’s game North Moore at O’Neal

3A North Piedmont Overall NPC West Rowan 2-0 5-1 Statesville 2-0 4-1-1 2-1 5-3 West Iredell East Rowan 1-2 1-5 North Iredell 0-1 1-1 0-1 1-4 South Rowan Carson 0-2 1-4 Monday’s games Statesville 2, East Rowan 0 West Iredell 3, North Iredell 0 Carson at NW Cabarrus N/A Wednesday’s games West Rowan at Statesville Carson at North Iredell West Iredell at South Rowan Concord at East Rowan Thursday’s game West Rowan at Carson Friday’s game Lake Norman at Statesville

College baseball Standings SAC SAC Overall 12-3 21-7 Catawba Wingate 9-6 21-12 Lincoln Memorial 9-6 18-13 8-7 21-9 Tusculum Newberry 8-7 14-16 Carson-Newman 8-7 12-19 7-8 15-18 Mars Hill Anderson 7-8 13-18 Brevard 3-11 11-15 Lenoir-Rhyne 3-11 7-24 Tuesday’s games Tusculum 24, Lane 1 Tusculum 10, Lane 0 Limestone 9, Anderson 6 Mars Hill 7, King 5 Lincoln Memorial 5, West Georgia 4 Lenoir-Rhyne 14, Georgia C&S 8 USC Aiken 15, Newberry 0 Wingate 15, West Virginia State 14 Wednesday’s games Milligan at Brevard West Virginia State at Wingate Lincoln Memorial at West Georgia North Greenville at Mars Hill Georgia C&S at Lenoir-Rhyne Milligan at Brevard Anderson at Southern Wesleyan Limestone at Newberry Belmont Abbey at Catawba

ACC Atlantic ACC Overall Florida State 4-2 16-3 Clemson 3-3 11-7 Boston College 2-4 8-9 Wake Forest 2-4 7-12 N.C. State 1-5 11-10 Maryland 1-5 11-10 Coastal Georgia Tech 6-0 18-4 Miami 6-0 13-8 Virginia 5-1 20-2 North Carolina 4-2 19-3 Duke 2-4 15-8 Virginia Tech 0-6 13-10 Tuesday’s games Virginia Tech 9, Liberty 6 (10) Virginia 6, Towson 0 Charlotte 13, Wake Forest 10 (11) N.C. State 4, Northwestern 1 North Carolina 14, UNC Wilmington 2 Miami 4, UCF 1 Ohio 6, Duke 3 Clemson 7, Elon 2 Georgia Tech 15, Georgia 6 Maryland 8, George Washington 2 Wednesday’s games Northwestern at N.C. State St. John’s at Maryland Towson at Virginia Boston College at Holy Cross High Point at North Carolina

Friday, March 25 Santa Clara-San Francisco winner at SMU (20-14), 8 p.m. March 24-25 Iona vs. East Tennessee State

1A Yadkin Valley


YVC Overall North Moore 5-0 7-1 7-1 8-3 South Stanly North Rowan 3-2 5-2 Albemarle 3-2 4-3 3-2 3-4 West Montgomery East Montgomery 2-4 3-5 Chatham Central 1-2 1-3 1-7 1-7 South Davidson Gray Stone 0-5 0-5 Monday’s games North Moore 12, South Stanly 2 (5) West Stanly 9, Albemarle 8 North Rowan 16, Lexington 1 (5) Tuesday’s games South Stanly 14, South Davidson 2 (5) North Rowan 6, East Montgomery 0 Gray Stone at North Moore West Montgomery at Chatham Central Wednesday’s games South Davidson at Lexington Anson at West Montgomery Jordan-Matthews at Chatham Central Thursday’s game Gray Stone at North Hills Friday’s games North Moore at South Stanly Gray Stone at East Montgomery North Rowan at Chatham Central Albemarle at West Montgomery

Semifinals Wednesday, March 23 UCF (21-11) at Creighton (21-14), 8 p.m. Boise State (22-12) at Oregon (18-17), 10 p.m.

2A Central Carolina CCC Overall 0-0 3-2 Central Davidson West Davidson 0-0 4-3 Salisbury 0-0 2-3 0-0 4-5 East Davidson Lexington 0-0 1-3 Thomasville 0-0 0-3 Tuesday’s games East Davidson 11, Trinity 10 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 Thursday’s games Ledford at Central Davidson Thomasville at Person Friday’s games Lexington at Atkins Thomasville at South Stokes West Davidson at Trinity

3A North Piedmont NPC Overall 3-0 7-1 East Rowan Carson 4-1 6-4 South Rowan 3-1 5-3 2-2 3-3 West Iredell West Rowan 1-4 1-10 Statesville 0-2 0-3 0-3 1-3 North Iredell Monday’s game Carson 12, South Rowan 4 Tuesday’s games East Rowan 6, West Rowan 0 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 Thursday’s game South Rowan at Central Cabarrus Friday’s games North Iredell at East Rowan Carson at West Iredell South Rowan at Statesville West Rowan at St. Stephens

3A South Piedmont SPC Overall 4-1 7-2 NW Cabarrus Robinson 4-1 6-3 Mount Pleasant 3-2 5-3 3-2 5-4 Hickory Ridge Central Cabarrus 2-2 3-2 Cox Mill 2-3 4-4 A.L. Brown 1-4 2-6 0-4 3-4 Concord Monday’s game NW Cabarrus 14, Hopewell 13 Tuesday’s games NW Cabarrus 2, Robinson 1 (8) Cox Mill 8, A.L. Brown 5 Mount Pleasant 4, Hickory Ridge 3 Concord at Central Cabarrus Wednesday’s games North Meck at Robinson A.L. Brown at Carson Thursday’s games Oak Ridge at Concord Sun Valley at Hickory Ridge South Rowan at Central Cabarrus Friday’s games NW Cabarrus at Robinson A.L. Brown at Cox Mill Central Cabarrus at Concord Mount Pleasant at Hickory Ridge

4A Central Piedmont CPC Overall North Davidson 3-0 5-1 2-1 6-2 Davie County Reagan 1-1 6-1 West Forsyth 1-1 5-2 0-2 2-4 R.J. Reynolds Mount Tabor 0-2 0-7 Monday’s game Reagan 15, Atkins 1 Tuesday’s games North Davidson 5, Davie 3 West Forsyth at Reagan Mount Tabor at R.J. Reynolds Wednesday’s game West Iredell at Davie Thursday’s game North Davidson at NW Guilford Friday’s games Mount Tabor at West Forsyth Davie at Reagan R.J. Reynolds at North Davidson ,

College hoops NCAA

EAST REGIONAL Regional Semifinals Friday, March 25 North Carolina (28-7) vs. Marquette (2214), 7 p.m. Ohio State (34-2) vs. Kentucky (27-8), 9:30 p.m. Regional Championship Sunday, March 27 Semifinal winners SOUTHEAST REGIONAL Regional Semifinals Thursday, March 24 Florida (28-7) vs. BYU (32-4), 7:15 p.m. Butler (25-9) vs. Wisconsin (25-8), 9:55 p.m. Regional Championship Saturday, March 26 Semifinal winners SOUTHWEST REGIONAL Regional Semifinals Friday, March 25 Kansas (34-2) vs. Richmond (29-7), 7:15 p.m. Florida State (23-10) vs. Virginia Commonwealth (26-11), 9:55 p.m. Regional Championship Sunday, March 27 Semifinal winners WEST REGIONAL Regional Semifinals Thursday, March 24 San Diego State (34-2) vs. Connecticut (28-9), 7 p.m. Duke (32-4) vs. Arizona (29-7), 9:30 p.m. Regional Championship Saturday, March 26 Semifinal winners

NIT Quarterfinals Tuesday, March 22 Colorado 81, Kent State 74 Wednesday, March 23 Northwestern (20-13) vs. Washington State (21-12), TBD College of Charleston (26-10) at Wichita State (26-8), TBD Alabama (23-11), vs. Miami (21-14), TBD

CIT Tuesday, March 22 East Tennessee State 82, Ohio 73 Iona 78, Buffalo 63 Santa Clara (21-14) at San Francisco (19-14), late Semifinals



Women’s hoops PHILADELPHIA REGIONAL Second Round Tuesday, March 22 Connecticut 64, Purdue 40 Georgetown79, Maryland 57 DAYTON REGIONAL Second Round Tuesday, March 22 Oklahoma 88, Miami 83 SPOKANE REGIONAL Second Round Tuesday, March 22 Louisville 85, Xavier 75 DALLAS REGIONAL Second Round Tuesday, March 22 Baylor 82, West Virginia 68 Wisconsin-Green Bay 65, Michigan State 56 Georgia 61, Florida State 59 Texas A&M 70, Rutgers 48

Late Monday box UNC 86, Kentucky 74 NORTH CAROLINA (28-8) Shegog 3-5 0-0 6, Breland 5-12 8-8 18, Gross 4-5 6-6 14, DeGraffenreid 1-5 5-6 8, Lucas 8-16 4-4 22, White 1-2 0-0 2, Coleman 0-0 0-0 0, Rolle 2-3 3-4 7, Broomfield 1-4 0-1 2, Ruffin-Pratt 3-6 1-1 7. Totals 2858 27-30 86. KENTUCKY (25-9) Dunlap 10-21 3-5 23, Henderson 3-10 00 6, Mathies 3-13 6-7 13, Snowden 5-16 00 12, Pinkett 1-4 2-2 5, O’Neill 1-6 0-0 3, Riley 1-2 0-0 2, Barnette 0-1 0-0 0, Conwright 4-7 2-3 10, Drake 0-0 0-0 0, Evans 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 28-81 13-17 74. Halftime—North Carolina 40-30. 3-Point Goals—North Carolina 3-7 (Lucas 2-6, DeGraffenreid 1-1), Kentucky 5-23 (Snowden 2-10, Mathies 1-3, O’Neill 1-3, Pinkett 1-3, Barnette 0-1, Conwright 0-1, Riley 0-1, Dunlap 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— North Carolina 55 (Breland, Gross, RuffinPratt 10), Kentucky 31 (Henderson 6). Assists—North Carolina 19 (DeGraffenreid, Lucas 5), Kentucky 10 (Pinkett 2). Total Fouls— North Carolina 21, Kentucky 23. A—1,877.

NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-Philadelphia 72 44 19 9 97 232 195 Pittsburgh 73 42 23 8 92 213 181 N.Y. Rangers 74 40 30 4 84 216 179 New Jersey 73 34 35 4 72 155 186 N.Y. Islanders 74 29 33 12 70 208 235 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 72 40 22 10 90 217 176 Boston Montreal 74 40 27 7 87 200 187 Buffalo 73 36 28 9 81 216 208 74 33 31 10 76 195 225 Toronto Ottawa 73 27 37 9 63 167 227 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-Washington 74 43 21 10 96 203 180 73 39 23 11 89 216 222 Tampa Bay Carolina 73 34 29 10 78 205 217 Atlanta 72 30 30 12 72 202 238 73 29 34 10 68 182 199 Florida WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 73 43 21 9 95 237 209 Detroit 74 39 25 10 88 193 173 Nashville Chicago 72 39 25 8 86 234 202 Columbus 73 33 29 11 77 199 223 72 32 31 9 73 201 214 St. Louis Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA y-Vancouver 73 47 17 9103 238 172 75 37 27 11 85 227 216 Calgary Minnesota 74 35 31 8 78 185 207 Colorado 72 28 36 8 64 203 254 73 23 40 10 56 176 240 Edmonton Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 73 42 23 8 92 211 191 Phoenix 74 39 24 11 89 213 207 Los Angeles 73 41 26 6 88 199 177 Anaheim 72 40 27 5 85 204 208 Dallas 72 38 25 9 85 203 202 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Tuesday’s Games Washington 5, Philadelphia 4, SO Colorado 5, Columbus 4, SO Boston 4, New Jersey 1 N.Y. Rangers 1, Florida 0 Carolina 4, Ottawa 3 Buffalo 2, Montreal 0 N.Y. Islanders 5, Tampa Bay 2 Nashville 3, Edmonton 1 Toronto 3, Minnesota 0 St. Louis at Phoenix, late Wednesday’s Games Vancouver at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Florida at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Anaheim at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Calgary at San Jose, 10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Montreal at Boston, 7 p.m. Atlanta at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Ottawa at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Edmonton at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Anaheim at Nashville, 8 p.m. Toronto at Colorado, 9 p.m. Columbus at Phoenix, 10 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB y-Boston 50 19 .725 — Philadelphia 36 34 .514 141⁄2 New York 35 35 .500 151⁄2 New Jersey 22 47 .319 28 Toronto 20 50 .286 301⁄2 Southeast Division W L Pct GB x-Miami 48 22 .686 — x-Orlando 45 26 .634 31⁄2 Atlanta 40 31 .563 81⁄2 CHARLOTTE 28 41 .406 191⁄2 Washington 17 51 .250 30 Central Division W L Pct GB y-Chicago 51 19 .729 — Indiana 31 40 .437 201⁄2 Milwaukee 28 41 .406 221⁄2 Detroit 25 45 .357 26 Cleveland 13 56 .188 371⁄2 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB x-San Antonio 57 13 .814 — x-Dallas 49 21 .700 8 New Orleans 40 31 .563 171⁄2 Memphis 39 32 .549 181⁄2 Houston 37 34 .521 201⁄2 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 45 24 .652 — Denver 42 29 .592 4 Portland 40 30 .571 51⁄2 Utah 36 35 .507 10 Minnesota 17 54 .239 29 Pacific Division W L Pct GB y-L.A. Lakers 50 20 .714 — Phoenix 35 33 .515 14 Golden State 30 41 .423 201⁄2 L.A. Clippers 27 44 .380 231⁄2 Sacramento 17 52 .246 321⁄2 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Tuesday’s Games Chicago 114, Atlanta 81 Washington at Portland, late Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, late Wednesday’s Games Indiana at CHARLOTTE, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Memphis at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Miami at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Utah at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Orlando at New York, 8 p.m. Golden State at Houston, 8:30 p.m.

Toronto at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Washington at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. San Antonio at Denver, 10:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Minnesota at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. New Orleans at Utah, 9 p.m.

ML Baseball Spring Training AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct 13 7 .650 Seattle Detroit 18 10 .643 Kansas City 14 9 .609 12 10 .545 Toronto Minnesota 13 11 .542 Baltimore 11 11 .500 11 11 .500 Cleveland Los Angeles 12 12 .500 Tampa Bay 11 12 .478 10 12 .455 Texas Boston 12 15 .444 Oakland 11 14 .440 9 14 .391 New York Chicago 9 15 .375 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct 8 .692 San Francisco 18 Philadelphia 17 9 .654 Colorado 15 8 .652 14 9 .609 Atlanta Milwaukee 14 9 .609 Cincinnati 14 10 .583 12 11 .522 St. Louis New York 13 12 .520 Washington 12 12 .500 10 13 .435 San Diego Pittsburgh 10 15 .400 Florida 9 14 .391 10 16 .385 Chicago Los Angeles 10 16 .385 Houston 10 18 .357 9 20 .310 Arizona Tuesday’s Games Washington 3, Houston 1 N.Y. Mets 7, Detroit 4 Baltimore 6, N.Y. Yankees 2 Florida 3, Minnesota 0 Philadelphia 5, Toronto 4 Seattle 9, Chicago White Sox 5 Milwaukee 7, San Diego 0 L.A. Dodgers 2, Chicago Cubs 1, 10 innings Oakland 10, Cincinnati 8 Cleveland 7, Arizona 3 Tampa Bay 7, Boston 4 L.A. Angels 14, Kansas City 6 Wednesday’s Games N.Y. Mets vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Houston vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Florida vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 7:05 p.m. Toronto vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 7:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 9:40 p.m.

Transactions BASEBALL American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Optioned OF Alejandro De Aza, C Tyler Flowers and RHP Gregory Infante to Charlotte (IL). Reassigned RHP Brian Bruney, OF Jordan Danks, RHP Jeff Gray, RHP Josh Kinney, RHP Shane Lindsay and INF Dallas McPherson to their minor league camp. CLEVELAND INDIANS—Optioned RHP Jensen Lewis outright to Columbus (IL). DETROIT TIGERS—Optioned RHP Robbie Weinhardt, INF Scott Sizemore and OF Clete Thomas to Toledo (IL). Reassigned LHP Fu-Te Ni and C Max St. Pierre to their minor league camp. National League LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Reassigned RHP Oscar Villarreal to their minor league camp. HOCKEY National Hockey League DALLAS STARS—Called up D Brad Lukowich from Texas (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS—Assigned G Joey MacDonald to Grand Rapids (AHL). Recalled RW Jan Mursak from Grand Rapids. MONTREAL CANADIENS—Signed D Joe Stejskal to a two-year contract. OTTAWA SENATORS—Recalled D Patrick Wiercioch from Binghamton (AHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES—Recalled D Tyson Strachan from Peoria (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Signed G Pat Nagle to a two-year contract. VANCOUVER CANUCKS—Recalled F Victor Oreskovich. COLLEGE NCAA—Named Kathleen McNeely vice president of administration and chief financial officer. EDINBORO—Named Doug Sams football offensive coordinator. MONTANA—Announced the addition of women’s softball in 2014. MONTANA STATE—Announced the resignation of tight ends coach Dale Ploessl. GREENVILLE—Named NORTH Michael Bayne track and field and cross country coach. PROVIDENCE—Named Ed Cooley men’s basketball coach. VIRGINIA TECH—Named Dennis Wolff women’s basketball coach. WAKE FOREST—Announced F Ari Stewart was released from the basketball program. WASHINGTON STATE—Suspended F DeAngelo Casto indefinitely for a violation of team rules.

Racing Sprint Cup Money Leaders 1. Carl Edwards, $1,834,202 2. Trevor Bayne, $1,729,113 3. Kurt Busch, $1,198,451 4. David Gilliland, $1,080,251 5. Bobby Labonte, $1,022,518 6. Kyle Busch, $952,727 7. Juan Pablo Montoya, $936,520 8. Tony Stewart, $927,345 9. Jimmie Johnson, $860,082 10. Jeff Gordon, $835,132 11. Kevin Harvick, $826,217 12. Ryan Newman, $823,888 13. Denny Hamlin, $777,963 14. Jamie McMurray, $764,994 15. Clint Bowyer, $762,845 16. Matt Kenseth, $757,807 17. Regan Smith, $733,643 18. Marcos Ambrose, $711,652 19. A J Allmendinger, $707,757 20. Dale Earnhardt Jr., $695,063 21. Kasey Kahne, $677,262 22. Martin Truex Jr., $653,463 23. David Reutimann, $643,495 24. Brian Vickers, $638,844 25. Mark Martin, $635,663 26. Greg Biffle, $629,138 27. Jeff Burton, $627,201 28. David Ragan, $620,813 29. Brad Keselowski, $608,762 30. Paul Menard, $602,788 31. Joey Logano, $589,113 32. Bill Elliott, $581,262 33. Robby Gordon, $552,801 34. Andy Lally, $543,348 35. Dave Blaney, $536,143 36. Travis Kvapil, $529,693 37. Joe Nemechek, $494,940 38. J.J. Yeley, $494,550 39. Terry Labonte, $334,263 40. Michael Waltrip, $314,688 41. Steve Wallace, $291,638 42. Brian Keselowski, $273,663 43. Robert Richardson Jr., $270,313 44. Casey Mears, $267,463 45. Michael McDowell, $249,327 46. Tony Raines, $247,200 47. Landon Cassill, $225,564 48. Mike Skinner, $150,275 49. Dennis Setzer, $81,000 50. Derrike Cope, $59,138

NR baseball rolls From staff reports

and struck out 10. Hartley also had two hits and North Rowan’s baseball team won stole three bases. 6-0 in Biscoe against East MontAustin Gelow and Matt Tucker gomery on Tuesday night. contributed two hits apiece. Dusty Agner North (3-1 YVC) stole 13 bases. pitched a three-hitter and struck out  Sacred Heart Dolphins five batters. Sacred Heart will host its annual Matt Mauldin track meet at Salisbury High on Satscored three runs for urday April 2. the Cavaliers. Tyler The Run with the Dolphin Track Wyatt had two hits.  Northwest Meet features athletes in grades 1-8, Cabarrus moved into competing in 14 events. a tie for first place in WYATT Along with the traditional individthe SPC (4-1) with ual and relay running events, Sacred Robinson by beating the Bulldogs 2- Heart includes field events such as 1 in eight innings on Tuesday. the standing broad jump, long jump NWC coach Joe Hubbard said the and triple jump along with the softpitching matchup of NWC’s Weston ball throw and the always entertainSmith and Robinson’s Clemson com- ing team tug of war. mitment Brody Koerner lived up to Salisbury Academy and Commuthe hype. Smith pitched five great in- nity School of Davidson will be joinnings, and the Trojans prevailed ing the host school. when Corey Seager belted a homer in Contact AD Katie Meseroll at 704the eighth. Seager, a junior South Car- 633-2841 for information on the event.  Sacred Heart’s young tennis olina commitment, emerged from a team dropped its opening match 5-4 slump with a 3-for-3 effort.  A.L. Brown fell 8-5 to Cox Mill to Forsyth Country Day. to slip to 1-4 in the SPC. Zach Jones Walker Latimer, Justin Boyd and pitched six innings for the Wonders. Max Fisher won their singles matchQuin Gill had a nice game at the plate es for the Dolphins. James Boyd and for Brown, whacking two doubles and Latimer won in doubles. driving in two runs. Brown was out-hit 11-7, and plays  Wachovia Cup standings surging Carson in an afternoon game The NCHSAA’s Wachovia Cup today in China Grove. Brown coach Empsy Thompson missed the game award continues to recognize the schools that achieve the best overall due to an illness in his family.  North Davidson beat Davie 5-3 athletic performance within each of as the top two teams in the CPC the state’s four competitive classifisquared off. cations. Ryan Foster led the War Eagles. Wachovia has sponsored the conHe went 2-for-3 and drove in a run. ference awards program since 1980. The War Eagles are optimistic Albemarle leads the competition shortstop Carson Herndon will only in the 1A YVC after the winter seamiss two weeks with his wrist injury. son.  North Hills used a six-run secNorth Rowan is a strong second afond inning to beat Davidson Day 6-4 ter taking wrestling and boys basketon Monday. ball titles and finishing second in boys Trent Gobble pitched five innings swimming. Gray Stone is third.  In the 2A CCC, Salisbury boostand allowed two earned runs. Drew ed its lead with league titles in girls Kelly came in to get the save. Bryson Shepherd knocked in three and boys basketball and a second runs for the Eagles (2-1). Matt Ward place in girls swimming. Central Davidson is in second place. homered and knocked in two.  Tyler Lequire went 3-for-3 to  In the 3A NPC, East Rowan is on lead East Davidson to an 11-10 win top, with West Rowan in second place. against Trinity on Tuesday. Carson stands fourth, and South Rowan is sixth.  In the 3A SPC, Robinson and  Prep softball Concord hold down the top two spots. East Rowan’s softball team scored A.L. Brown is sixth, while Northwest six runs in the second inning and Cabarrus is seventh.  In the 4A CPC, Reagan leads the cruised to a 12-0 NPC victory against West Rowan in Mount Ulla on Tues- standings. Mount Tabor is second, while Davis is third. day. The Mustangs (4-1, 2-0) were led by senior shortstop Ericka Nesbitt  Middle school soccer and senior pitcher Chelsea White. North Rowan’s boys soccer team Nesbitt, a Campbell signee, reached base in five straight plate ap- opened conference play with a 2-0 win pearances and scored all five times. against West Rowan. Scoring for the Mavericks were “It seemed like every time I looked up Ericka and Kayla Kirk were on Arnold Lezama from open play and base, and that gave us a chance to do Kevin Ortiz with a beautiful, curling some things with our speed,” East corner kick. The shutout was mainly due to excoach Mike Waddell said. White, headed to Elon, pitched a cellent defending and strong goaltwo-hitter, walked none, hit one and keeping by Dylan Auten.  Erwin’s girls soccer team struck out 13. Brandy Lloyd and Spencer Nance opened league play with a 3-2 win against Corriher-Lipe. had the hits for the Falcons. Erwin took a 2-0 lead at halftime East lost 1-0 to Central Davidson in a recent non-conference game on a perfect free kick hit by Kelby when the Spartans scored on a Porter and a well converted corner from Kaleigh Troutman. squeeze bunt. After Corriher-Lipe fought back to “We’ve got a few girls who aren’t hitting yet, but we’ve also got a lot of a 2-2 tie, Troutman scored the wingirls doing some good things,” Wad- ning goal for the Eagles, rounding two dell said. “We’re being tested by some defenders to finish from 20 yards. Another leader for Erwin was Hanvery good teams, and we’ve got some more scheduled. We want to be pre- nah Jones, who had four interceptions and three steals. pared for the playoffs.” Troutman earned player of the The Mustangs take on one of their chief challengers in the NPC — North game honors. Iredell — in Granite Quarry on Friday afternoon.  Middle school tennis  North Rowan’s softball team North Rowan experienced some beat East Montgomery 8-6 in Spencer on Friday. North is 5-1 overall and 4- first-match jitters and fell to West 0 in the YVC. The Cavaliers’ only loss Rowan 8-1 to open conference play. The doubles team of Luke Millerwas to East Rowan. Gabriel Scheve won for the MaverTaylor Sells icks. pitched 5 2⁄3 innings, struck out seven, walked just one and  Middle school golf pitched around some China Grove’s boys defeated Ererrors behind her. win 185-194 at McCanless Golf Club. Samantha Jacobs Davis Richards led the Red Devgot the final out in ils with a 40, while Aaron Rousey shot the sixth and struck a 45. Brennan Lambert (48) and Chris out two of the three SELLS Martin (52) rounded out the top four hitters she faced in for the winners. the seventh for the Logan Shuping of Erwin was save. medalist with a 38. Sells went 3-for-3 Others in Erwin’s top four were with a home run and Jimmy Ritchie (50), Ike Emerson (53) drove in four runs. and Ben Rollins (53). Other standouts Erwin’s girls had a score of 219 for the Cavs were with Kayce Wilson leading the way Lindsey Hinson (3with a 53. Kathryn Marcum (54), for-4) and Chasity Macey Trexler (55) and Taylor GarYoung (2-for-3). Ja- JACOBS ris (57) were others in the top four for cobs, Kristin Harmon, Jennifer Oakley and Brianna the Eagles. Mock added a hit apiece. The Cavaliers continue YVC play  College tennis this afternoon vs. Chatham Central. Catawba’s Matthew Nicholson was named SAC men’s tennis player of the  Prep tennis week. Nicholson, a freshman from South Rowan lost 9-0 to Statesville Zimbabwe, went undefeated in four in an NPC match on Monday. singles and four doubles matches. See Scoreboard.

 Jayvee baseball

 College baseball

Four Tusculum pitchers combined North Rowan’s jayvee baseball on a no-hitter in a 24-1 win against team defeated East Montgomery 8-5 Lane on Tuesday.  Pfeiffer fell 7-5 to Belmont on Tuesday at North. John Hartley pitched a five-hitter Abbey on Tuesday.



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After a mound visit, Robbins struck out Jones on a wicked breaking ball. “We’re really worried there because it’s only a three-run lead, and their power guys are up,” Hightower said. “If Jones or (Patrick) Hampton happens to catch one of those fastballs, it’s a tie game.” Robbins worked carefully to Hampton and walked him to load the bases. Then Johnson got the call, and the generally unhittable southpaw got a strikeout to end the inning. “We had a few opportunities, but we just couldn’t get that big hit that we needed,” Parker said. East tacked on three in the seventh on Avery Rogers’ two-out liner to right with the bases loaded. Chase Laing tracked down the ball nicely as he raced toward the gap, but then he dropped it. Johnson fanned the first Jon Lakey/SALISBURY POST two in the West seventh, and West Rowan’s Taylor Garczynski fields the throw while East Rowan’s Will Sapp attempts to steal second base. it was all over after Steven Crandall lined out to left. That was the first — and only — ball West got out of the infield. “When you’re playing center field, and you don’t have a ball hit to you all night, that’s when you sort of know your pitcher is on,” Sapp said.

and had a pretty solid glovework behind Miller. “There’s not really any mistake that I can point to tonight,” West coach Chad Parker said. “Miller pitched a heck of a game. It’s a shame it was spoiled by a loss.” Miller hit East leadoff man Will Sapp with a pitch in the first inning. Sapp stole second and steamed home on a run-scoring single by Thomas. Singles by Sapp and Justin Morris — and aggressive baserunning by both — set up an RBI groundout by Thomas in the third. Sapp was struck by another Miller offering in the fifth, again stole second, and worked his way around the bases for a 3-0 lead. Sapp, MVP of the 2010 3A championship series, entered the game batting a very unSapp-like .174, but he returned to his role of East’s hustling catalyst on Tuesday. “I haven’t been getting on much,” Sapp said. “I was going to be aggressive tonight if I did get on.” The drama occurred in West’s sixth. Robbins’ no-hitter was still intact, but his pitch count was climbing. Hightower was edging clos- East 6, West 0 er to the field and closer to making the switch to relief EAST ab r h bi WEST ab r h bi ace Will Johnson to preserve Sapp cf 2 3 1 0 Grzsk 2b 1 0 0 0 Morris ss 4 0 1 0 Teeter ss2 0 0 0 a 3-0 lead. Thomas c 2 0 1 2 Osbrn 1b 2 0 1 0 West leadoff man Taylor Austin 1b 2 1 0 0 Jones 3b 3 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 Hmptn cf 2 0 0 0 Flbrt lf Garczynski walked to start Flmng dh 2 1 0 0 Wnsly lf 3 0 0 0 the sixth, but Robbins then Rgers 3b 3 0 0 0 Evans dh 2 0 0 0 Hthck 2b 2 0 0 0 Laing rf 2 0 0 0 registered his 12th strikeout. LeRoy rf 2 0 0 0 Wtmr ph 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Crndl c 3 0 0 0 Hlms With Garczynski at sec- Totalsph 23 6 3 2 Totals 21 0 1 0 ond base, Osborne slapped Rowan 101 010 3 — 6 E. his solid shot up the middle W. Rowan 000 000 0 — 0 to end the no-hit bid, but East E — Laing. DP — East 1. LOB — East 8, West 6. SB — Sapp 2, Austin. CS — Hathsecond baseman Chase Hath- cock, Evans. S — Rogers. IP H R ER BB K cock knocked the ball down Rowan with a terrific effort that pre- E. 1 0 0 6 13 Robbins W,2-0 5 ⁄ Johnson S,2 1 ⁄ 0 0 0 0 3 served the shutout. W. Rowan That brought the stocky Miller L 7 3 6 2 7 5 Jon Lakey/SALISBURY POST WP — Robbins, Miller 2. HBP — by Miller form of Chandler Jones, a big (Sapp 2, Thomas, Fulbright). PB — Crandall. East’s Will Johnson delivers a pitch on the way to his second save. power threat, to the plate. 2 1

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West’s Taylor Garczynski, left, and Chase Laing collide while going after a fly ball.

Rose leads Bulls in Atlanta rout Associated Press

From around the NBA... ATLANTA — Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls turned a heartbreaking loss in Atlanta into more motivation for their surge to the top of the Eastern Conference. Rose had 30 points and 10 assists, helping the Bulls move back in the East’s top spot with a runaway 114-81 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night. The Bulls began the night tied with idle Boston for the conference’s best record. Chicago led by 19 points in the second quarter of their 8380 loss in Atlanta on March 2. Since then, the Bulls have won 10 of 11, including two lopsided wins over Atlanta. Rose said the Bulls made sure there would be no repeat of the loss to the Hawks earlier this month. “Right when we got the lead we were just telling each other it’s not going to happen

again,” Rose said. “After that game, we all felt bad. It hurts. We don’t want that feeling anymore.” Rose closed the first half with three 3-pointers, including one just before the half ended. The Bulls led 72-43 at the break after outscoring the Hawks 41-22 in the second period. Chicago made 31 of 42 shots (73.8 percent) in the half and finished at 54.4 percent. Fans chanted “MVP! MVP!” during Rose’s spree of 3-pointers. He went 6 for 8 from long range for the game. The Bulls are making it more difficult for coach Tom Thibodeau to find fault in their wins. Thibodeau said he wasn’t satisfied with Chicago’s defense in its 132-92 home victory over Sacramento on Monday night. One night later, the Bulls tightened their defense as Rose and Luol Deng led a devastating first-half offensive performance. Chicago’s starters sat out

the final period after the Bulls set season highs with 41 points in the second period and 72 points in the first half. Deng finished with 27 points. “We have a lot of confidence,” Deng said. “When our mindset is right on defense, we seem to work harder on offense. When we’re not as focused on defense, it kind of leads to our offense. We just go through the motions. So it always starts with defense.” Added Deng: “We’re trying to do great things in the playoffs.” Still, Thibodeau took a look at the Hawks’ 45.3 field-goal percentage and said there is room to improve. “Uh, yeah,” Thibodeau said. “They shot too high of a percentage. So, defensively there’s a lot of things we can clean up. But I like the fact that we got the big lead, and we played tough with the lead.” The Hawks were denied an opportunity to clinch a play-

off spot and absorbed their first home loss to Chicago in four years. Jeff Teague scored 17 of his 20 points in the fourth for Atlanta, which trailed 98-60 after three and also decided to rest its starters in the final period. Josh Smith and Al Horford had 14 points apiece, but Horford departed in the third with a strained hamstring. Hawks coach Larry Drew said he expects Horford will be able to play Wednesday at Philadelphia. The Hawks, who lost 10059 to New Orleans at home on Jan. 21, came close to a second 40-point home loss. Chicago’s big lead was 47 points. “This is starting to get embarrassing,” Smith said, adding the Hawks showed “no resistance” in their seventh loss in the last 10 games. “We didn’t help each other, ASSOCIATEd PRESS and when you don’t help each Bulls forward Taj Gibson, right, and Hawks center Al Horford other it gets contagious,” go after a rebound. Smith said.

Lee throws six solid innings in victory

LaRose leads ‘Canes to win

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From around the NHL... RALEIGH — Chad LaRose scored two goals and Cam Ward made 36 saves to lead the Carolina Hurricanes past the Ottawa Senators. Tuomo Ruutu also scored, and Cory Stillman added a goal in the third period for Carolina, which began the night three points behind eighth-place Buffalo in the Eastern Conference. LaRose scored late in the first and second periods to help the Hurricanes recover from a 2-0 first-period deficit. The Hurricanes scored four times on their first 19 shots against Curtis McElhinney despite continued struggles on the power play. Carolina was scoreless on three man-advantages Tuesday, dropping to four for its last 77 on the power play. Capitals 5, Flyers 4 PHILADELPHIA — Alexander Semin’s shootout goal lifted the Washington Capitals to a 5-4 victory over

the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night and pulled them within one point of first place in the Eastern Conference. Playing without star forward Alex Ovechkin for the first time this season, the Capitals took an early threegoal lead and seemed on their way to tying Philadelphia for the top spot. But the Flyers scored four straight and earned a point by going into overtime. Sabres 2, Canadiens 0 MONTREAL — Ryan Miller made 31 saves for his fourth shutout and Nathan Gerbe scored twice to lead the Buffalo Sabres past the Montreal Canadiens. Miller recorded his 21st career shutout, his first since a 36-save effort in a 30 win over San Jose on Jan. 6. Gerbe scored for the third game in a row in the second period before adding an empty-net goal for Buffalo, which is currently in the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference


Chad LaRose scored twice for the Hurricanes Tuesday night. with 81 points. Islanders 5, Lightning 2 TAMPA, Fla. — Al Montoya made 36 saves, helping the New York Islanders to a victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Nate Thompson put Tampa Bay ahead 61 seconds in, lifting a rebound past Montoya. But, the Islanders scored four straight goals before Thompson helped set up a goal by Dominic Moore with the Lightning holding a twoman advantage midway through the third period.

From around spring training.., DUNEDIN, Fla. — Cliff Lee tossed six effective innings, Raul Ibanez hit a three-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 on Tuesday. Lee gave up two runs and four hits, including Rajai Davis’ leadoff triple in the first inning and Juan Rivera’s homer in the third. Toronto touched up Danys Baez for two runs in the ninth before Jonathan Diaz ended the game with a double-play grounder. Ricky Romero, who skipped his previous start with an inflamed left middle finger, allowed first-inning singles to Ben Francisco and Ryan Howard before Ibanez launched a drive to center. Toronto’s opening-day starter has given up 12 runs and 16 hits over 14 innings in four starts. Also, Luis Castillo reported to the Phillies’ spring training camp, four days after the second baseman was released by the New York Mets. The 35-year-old Castillo signed a minor league deal with the Phillies on Monday and he could earn regular playing time with Chase Utley out because of a right knee injury. Orioles 6, Yankees 2 SARASOTA, Fla. — Jake Fox hit his eighth home run, most in the majors this spring, and Zach Britton had another impressive outing for Baltimore. Britton finally allowed his first run of the spring, but he’s making it hard on the Orioles

to choose a No. 5 starter. He yielded one run and six hits in five-plus innings, walking two and striking out five. Jason Berken followed and pitched two scoreless innings. Britton has worked 14 innings in four spring appearances, allowing one run. Fox, bidding to become the Orioles’ backup catcher, hammered a long homer to left field off Sergio Mitre, giving Baltimore the lead for good at 2-1 in the third. Marlins 3, Twins 0 JUPITER, Fla. — Hanley Ramirez’s aggressive baserunning ended Carl Pavano’s scoreless innings streak and sparked Florida to the victory. In a matchup of opening-day starters, Josh Johnson labored through five innings for Florida but did not allow a run. In other news, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Scott Baker will be the team’s fifth starter. Kevin Slowey will pitch out of the bullpen. Mariners 9, White Sox 5 PEORIA, Ariz. — Seattle ace Felix Hernandez pitched five innings in his third spring training start. The 2010 AL Cy Young Award winner allowed two runs and three hits, struck out five and walked none. A two-base error by Chicago first baseman Adam Dunn led to a four-run sixth for the Mariners, which included a two-run double by Matt Tuiasosopo. Chicago committed four errors in the game.

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From around the links... ORLANDO, Fla. — Bubba Watson was moved when he heard about the earthquake and tsunami that caused so much destruction in Japan, and he began thinking about a contribution to the relief efforts, just as he did with Haiti earthquake. A lighthearted conversation with Ryuji Imada, a former teammate at Georgia, pushed in that direction. Imada, who was born in Japan, pledged to donate $1,000 toward relief efforts for every birdie he made during

the Transitions Championship last week at Innisbrook. “That made me interested,” Watson said Tuesday. “But I said to Ryuji, ‘What if you don’t make any birdies?’ I told him if he went two days without making birdies, I’d give $10,000 in his honor. We were joking. But he said he thought about that, but he was going to give money no matter what he did.” The next day, Imada opened with a 74 without making a single birdie. Watson then told Imada that because he’s been a longtime friend, he would give $50,000 to the American Red Cross.

Imada made two birdies on Friday, but by then, the seed had taken root. Watson finished his final round Sunday, found a PGA Tour official and handed him a check for $50,000 for the Japan relief efforts. “We always give to charity,” Watson said. “It’s about helping people who need help. Me and my wife, Angie, we talked about it when the disaster happened. We wanted to help. We can’t dig through the rubble, so how about money? We’ve been blessed with money, why not help? And then Ryuji brought it to our attention. “We think about this all the time, how blessed we are,” he

said. “From where I grew up to where I am now, it’s a blessing to be able to write a check like that.” Watson wasn’t alone in his personal charity efforts. K.J. Choi, who has spent a career giving back, pledged $100,000. From his first victory on the PGA Tour, Choi had given a percentage of his winning check to the church he attended in the city that week. Bobby Gates and Brandt Snedeker were among those who pledged money based on their birdies. Watson said he AssOciAted PRess hopes the effort picks up moBubba Watson tees off on the 18th hole during the third round mentum at the next few tourof the transitions championship Golf tournament. naments.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia has returned to spring practice after his suspension. Garcia threw several passes as the Gamecocks worked on passing drills Tuesday. He missed three practices after coach Steve Spurrier suspended him for violating team rules. Garcia was on the sidelines Saturday when the team scrimmaged, but did not par-

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Richmond fans dressed as spiderman celebrate their sweet 16 appearance.

RICHMOND FROM 1B The university presidents will ride up the canal in boats decorated in their school colors to a dock for the pep rally, and they will be greeted by Mayor Dwight C. Jones and a band. “It’s not San Antonio,” Berry said, “but we have canal boats, too.” Right now, VCU and Richmond own the city. During the season, Richmond belonged to the Spiders. In the annual meeting of the teams, the Spiders rolled on their home court, 72-60. They led by as many as 30 and ended a 6-year losing streak to the Rams. But that was on Dec. 11. If they meet again this weekend, the winner would advance to the Final Four. “It’s really interesting to be a city that has two schools

NFL FROM 1B increase in high kicks from the 35 intended to trap returning teams deep and severely decreasing the number of returns. He also said the two-man wedge was not a driving force in the uptick in injuries on kickoffs. Indeed, more injuries occur in coverage than on the return squads. As for the six no votes, McKay said: “The objections were, ‘Hey, you’re affecting my team.’ Clearly, some teams have good kick returners and they said, ‘What if there’s 10 percent less returns?’ “We have no answer,” McKay added, “but player safety will always trump any other consideration.” Yet the two player safety amendments were tabled until the May league meetings. A proposal to outlaw players launching to make hits was deferred, as was expanding the definition of a defenseless receiver. McKay said joining those two additions to a previous rule caused the tabling. Each of the proposals will be made into separate amendments before being presented again. “We didn’t feel like there was enough support to get it passed,” said Giants owner John Mara, a competition committee member. “A number of people seemed to be, in my opinion, more concerned about flags being thrown

not only in the Sweet 16 of the same tournament, but in the same region,” Richmond forward and city native Justin Harper said. “We could potentially end up playing each other down the road if we both continue to take care of business. I think it’s pretty cool.” Harper isn’t getting ahead of himself, pointing out, “We need to focus on Kansas first.” But the rivals will be be pulling for each other in Texas. “Even though they’re a big rival of ours, after we get done playing them, we pull for Richmond all year long,” Rams coach Shaka Smart said. “People are going to talk about for a long, long time: ‘Hey, 2011, that was the year that the Rams and the Spiders went to the Sweet 16’ and who knows what else? Maybe we’ll play in the elite 8. That would be phenomenal.”

Unless you are, for instance, the mayor. “I don’t know what I’m going to do if they end up playing each other,” Jones said. “That’s going to be pretty dicey.” The schools — about 6 miles apart — could hardly be more different. VCU is the second-largest public university in Virginia, with an enrollment of 23,483 undergraduates and a seemingly ever-expanding campus in the urban heart of the capital city. The University of Richmond is a private liberal arts university with 3,048 undergraduates and a lake in the center of a campus dominated by stately brick buildings and towering trees. Before they return to their own sides of the fence, should both teams win Friday night fans of both will come together to enjoy something that may never happen again.

for questionable hits. My feeling is, I’m more concerned about needless concussions, so I’m willing to make that trade. But I think we need to go back and just clarify some of the language, maybe to make it a little bit more clear for everybody.” McKay praised players for avoiding launching themselves during the second part of last season after the league threatened suspensions for illegal and flagrant hits. No suspensions were handed out, but Ray Anderson, the NFL’s chief disciplinarian, said they will be in play from the outset of next season. The replay change passed 30-2, with one modification: The third coach’s challenge that the competition committee suggested dropping will be kept. The replay official now can call for the referee to review any scoring play. Previously, replay officials only could order reviews (on any play) in the final two minutes of each half and in overtime. Coaches pushed for the change in great part because they felt they didn’t get a fair shake in road games. “It’s a real big competitive disadvantage,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “You don’t get that look at it on the road that you get at home; they just don’t show it.” One proposal was adopted unanimously, giving the commissioner the power to approve or deny requests to change the color of the playing field from green. Falcons owner Arthur Blank said the concern was that sponsors

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Strickland also came through with a pair of free throws with 5.4 seconds left that gave the Tar Heels the final margin, capping a day when he finished with 13 points, six rebounds and no turnovers in 29 minutes. “I think he’s the X-factor,” freshman point guard Kendall Marshall said. “A lot of things that Dex does doesn’t show up on the stat sheet. He keeps getting these tough matchups but he goes out there and competes for 40 minutes.” Strickland has been at his best this season when he’s driving to be the basket or using his speed in the open court as part of Williams’ transition offense. He’s shown flashes of explosive leaping ability, too, from a drive-anddunk that punctuated the win against Duke in the regular-season finale to leaping over the Blue Devils’ Kyle Singler for a jawdropping dunk that was waved off after a charge call in the ACC tournament final. His role grew after Larry Drew II quit the team, forcing Strickland to take on more of the ball-handling duties again after playing the point as a freshman. He’s played through a partially torn meniscus in his right knee suffered in February, postponing surgery that would have ended his season. Strickland said the knee feels fine right now and he hasn’t decided if he’ll have surgery after the season. “The kids love him, they gravitate toward him,” Williams said. “They understand he hasn’t had the kind of accolades and honors everyone else has had, but yet they understand how important he is to our team. Nobody thinks they can chase him down from behind. Nobody enjoys him guarding them. Nobody enjoys trying to stop him when he tries to take it to the basket.”

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NHL PITTSBURGH — Penguins forward Matt Cooke apologized for an illegal hit that earned him the stiffest suspension of his NHL career, saying he needs to “change” the way he plays. Cooke told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and the Post-Gazette late Monday in Detroit that he “made a mistake” when he landed an elbow to the head of New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh. “I realize and understand, more so now than ever, that I need to change,” Cooke told the newspapers. “That’s what I wanted my message to be.” The oft-penalized left wing was suspended by the NHL for the remainder of the regular season and the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, which means he’ll sit a minimum of 14 games. “I made a mistake. I’m the one that’s accountable for that. I take full responsibility for it,” Cooke told reporters. “I’m sorry to my teammates, my management, my coaching staff and my organization. It’s something that, moving forward, I’ll make different.” Cooke is the fourth player suspended for the remainder of a season, joining former Islanders forward Chris Simon, former Canucks forward Todd Bertuzzi and former Bruins defenseman Marty McSorley. Cooke will end up forfeiting $219,512.20 in salary during the suspension. The suspension is the fifth of his career and fourth since joining the Penguins in 2008. He was also suspended four games last month for hitting the Blue Jackets’ Fedor Tyutin from behind. “They aren’t the same. They’re different plays and ... I want to change,” Cooke said. “In the game against the Rangers, I had a chance to hit (Brian) Boyle in the middle of the ice and I didn’t. I had a chance to hit (Bryan) McCabe, and he turned, so I didn’t hit him. It’s a learning process. It doesn’t just stop with being suspended. “It also doesn’t just stop with words,” he said. “My actions will prove it.” Penguins general manager Ray Shero supported the penalty the NHL gave Cooke, saying in a statement that the suspension was warranted because “head shots have no place in hockey.” NHL disciplinarian Colin Campbell said the length of the suspension was determined in part because Cooke was a “repeat offender” and because he “unnecessarily targeted the head of an opponent who was in an unsuspecting and vulnerable position.”


NBA SAN ANTONIO — Tim Duncan is on crutches and the San Antonio Spurs don’t know when he’ll be back. Duncan passed an MRI test Tuesday with no signs of structural damage in his sprained left ankle. The Spurs won’t know how long the 34-year-old might be out until later this week, but Duncan will miss at least the next three games as the NBA’s winningest team tries to clinch the West’s No. 1 seed. “It structurally looks good,” general manager R.C. Buford said Tuesday. “We will have a better idea of what the timeline is in the next 48 hours.” Duncan sprained the ankle Monday night in a win over Golden State. Four minutes had barely passed in the game when Duncan, after making a short jumper, landed awkwardly on his left foot and collapsed beneath the basket. • MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love did not practice on Tuesday because of a strained left groin. Love says he was injured in a game against Utah last week, but played through it against the Lakers on Friday. He started the game against Sacramento on Sunday, but he played just 14 minutes. Love finished with three rebounds and no points in the loss to the Kings. He says he is unsure if he’ll be ready for Minnesota’s next game at Dallas on Thursday night. He says another day of rest on Wednesday may be enough to get him ready. Love says it’s still important to him to finish out the season, despite only 11 games remaining and no playoffs on the line.

ticipate. It was the third time in Garcia’s five spring practices at South Carolina that he missed time due of suspension. Garcia has started every game for the past two seasons, leading the Gamecocks to their first Southeastern Conference championship game last season. But he threw five interceptions as South Carolina lost to Auburn in the SEC title game and to Florida State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Garcia threw for 3,059 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2010.


WINSTON-SALEM — Wake Forest has granted sophomore forward Ari Stewart his release from the basketball program. The school confirmed Tuesday night that Stewart had been granted the release. Stewart did not play in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament earlier this month. The forward averaged 8.5 points and 4.4 rebounds in 30 games for the Demon Deacons (8-24). • KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s program appears to be in shambles after the firing of popular coach Bruce Pearl amid. Volunteers athletics officials still insist it’s an attractive place to be despite ongoing NCAA compliance problems. Tennessee athletics director Mike Hamilton said in a statement Monday that the search would begin immediately for a new coach. “This is a great job and will attract a significant number of interested coaches,” Hamilton said. “Much of that interest is a tribute to what coach Pearl has helped to build, but more importantly, what our fans have built. We will take an appropriate amount of time, but will move as swiftly as is effective to bring this to conclusion.”


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Coffee Tables, (2) solid wood, 1 oval and 1 rectangle $30 each. 704-279-4972

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

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

Electric Chair Lift and Recliner, beige, like new. $400. Please Call 336751-3785 End tables. Cherry end tables (2) with pull out drawers. $60. for pair. 704-831-0278 Entertainment center extra large 3 piece oak with glass side doors. $250. 704-831-0278 Entertainment Center, solid wood - $100; Oak computer desk - $75; Wall mount writing table $150. 704-433-2732 Ice machine, Scottsman. Excellent shape. Was $2600 new, asking $1100. Gas 5 ton control heat & air unit. Was $5000 new, asking $1500. 4X5 cir gridded church window (non tempered) $200. Call 704-639-6299 Kitchen table, Hoover. Enamel top. Fold down leaves. Like new. $150. Call 336-924-6423

IPOD TOUCH, 3rd generation, 8gb $150. Please Call 336-751-5279 Jenny

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

Exercise Equipment

Refrigerator, Whirlpool. 18.2 cu. ft. White. Automatic ice maker. Looks like new. $150. Call 336-936-9452

TTTTTTTT Elliptical. Has fan, 10 resistance levels. Monitors heart rate and distance $200. Call 704-326-5008 Free Trampoline frame with mat. Three-sided weight machine with 200 lb weights included Only needs mild refurbishing. Phone 704-279-5915

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

Flowers & Plants

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

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Homes for Sale

Bike. 20 inch 12 speed Ralley mountain bike excellent condition $75. 336-406-3969

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

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

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

Stove, General Electric, $75, good condition. Needs bake element. Call 704-633-7604 Washer & Dryers. Magtag washer and gas dryer. Matching pair. Almond. Excellent condition $350. 704-637-5117 Washer/dryer set $350; 30” electric range $175; refrigerator $225. Excellent shape. 704-798-1926

Hunting and Fishing

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

BINGHAM-SMITH LUMBER CO. Save money on lumber. Treated and Untreated. Round Fence Post in all sizes. Save extra when buying full units. Call Patrick at 980-234-8093. Camper top for 1997 Chevy S10 short bed or similar 76.5" x 62" $225 OBO Call Walter 704636-3008 CD Player, Sony 5 Disc Carousel CD Music Player. Excellent condition. $25 Call 704-857-5403 or 704762-0059

Holshouser Cycle Shop Lawn mower repairs and trimmer sharpening. Pick up & delivery. (704)637-2856 Riding Mower, 03 Poulan 15.5HP, 38” cut, 5speed, new blades, battery & tune-up. Asking $395 obo 704-279-4972

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

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

Electric pottery wheel, tools, bats. $275 cash. Please call 704-639-0496 BEFORE 7pm.

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

Fiberglass step ladder, 10', heavy duty, excellent condition, $50. Please call 704-637-5117 HYPNOSIS will work for you!

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

Lumber All New!

Free Mirrored Antique Upright piano and bench. Dark finish. Please call 704-857-9254

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

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

Machine Shop Equipment. Lathe, Mill, Brake, etc. Generator/Welder, For details, 704-279-6973

VETERANS "FREE MEDALLION" for Private Memorial. Veterans to contact Rowan Memorial Park 704-637-8751

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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

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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 Rockwell


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


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

Motivated Seller New Listing

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

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

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

1200 Grady Street

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

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

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

Bringle Ferry Rd. 2 tracts. Will sell land or custom build. A50140A. B&R Realty, Monica 704-245-4628 E. Rowan res. water front lot, Shore Landing subd. $100,000 Monica Poole B&R Realty 704-245-4628

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

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 704-938-9731 or at Ginger at 704-467-7599 Found pigeon. Found near Flea Market. Please call to identify. 704-239-5942 Found safety harness. Looks brand new. Southbound Main St. in front of Salisbury Tire & (before RR Diesel tracks). Pleas call 704640-1008 to identify. Found: Ring in WalMart Bathroom on 3/12/11. Please call to identify. 704-267-7273

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

Bring All Offers

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

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

Wonderful Home

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


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

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!

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

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

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

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

Scooter - 2009 Kymco Super 8 scooter. 50Cc $500. Please Call 704-310-8154

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

In the Reserve, next to Salisbury Country Club. A lovely 3BR, 2BA six year old home. Custom features throughout. Too many extras to list. View by appointment only. 704-212-2636. First offer over $203K gets it!


MODEL-LIKE CONDITION 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 ingreat landscaping pool, storage ground building with electric and lots of extras to stay. $274,900. 704-212-2764 Salisbury

Convenient Location

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

Salisbury. Windmill Ridge. 137 Browns Farm Rd., Two story, 4BR, 2½BA. 2640, cathedral ceilings, custom decorating, gas logs, great room, hardwood flooring, ceramic tile, open & bright, security system, jacuzzi, 2½ car garage, 0.6 acre. upgrades throughout! $219,900

(704) 640-1234 Salisbury

New Home

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

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

Manufactured Home Sales

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

Manufactured Home Sales $500 Down moves you in. Call and ask me how? Please call (704) 225-8850 American Homes of 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 Salisbury Area 3 or 4 bedroom, 2 baths, $500 down under $700 per month. 704-225-8850

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

Over 2 Acres


Great Location

New Listing

Misc For Sale



For Sale by Owner

New Cape Cod Style House 2,500 total sq. ft. Appliances Included Built on your lot $129,950

704-746-4492 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

Lake Property

Great View!

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


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

Monument & Cemetery Lots

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.

New Listing

Convenient Location

Lost dog. Old female Fox hound. Brown & white. 55 lbs. Please call 336-9987785 if found.

W. Rowan



E. Spencer

Fulton Heights

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

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


China Grove

Lost & Found

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

Misc For Sale


Land for Sale

Genesis Realty 704-933-5000 Foreclosure Experts

China Grove


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

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

Homes for Sale



Lost & Found

Lots of Extras

East Rowan

Call today about our Private Party Special!

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

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

Free Stuff

Free power wheel chair. Needs repair. Must pick up. Please call 70-2789355 for more info.

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



New Listing! WOW! 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

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

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


*some restrictions apply

Machine & Tools

Alexander Place

Homes for Sale

Move-In ready!

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

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

Lawn and Garden

Want to Buy Merchandise

Business Opportunities

Jon Boat, 14 foot, aluminum with 2 motors. $450. Please Call 336-940-6283

Bike, New

Sporting Goods

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

Oreck Carpet Shampooer. Like New. Used Few Times $150. Call 704754-2097 Kannapolis

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

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

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

Glastron, 15 ft., fiberglass, 40 h.p. Motor with trailer. $400. Call 336-940-6283

Health and Beauty

Homes for Sale

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

Chair & couch, wood trimmed. Good condition. $100 for both or best offer. 412-330-8681 China Cabinet. Refinished Oak Antique China Cabinet. 36" wide x 16" deep x 61" tall $425 Rockwell 704-202-5022

Computers & Software

Misc For Sale

Chest of drawers, wood, older, deep drawers, $40. Dining table with 3 chairs wood. Good condition, $50. 704-326-5008

Phone. Sprint Samsung Moment Touch Phone $95. LG Rumor w/slide out keyboard $45. GC 704-245-8843

tttttttttt Wedding gown, size 4. White strapless. $200. Mary's Bridal # 4823. Call 704-326-5008

Misc For Sale


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



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

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

Call us and Get Results!

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

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


Unique Property

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

Land for Sale

Rowan Realty, Professional, Accountable, Personable . 704-633-1071 William R. Kennedy Realty 428 E. Fisher Street 704-638-0673

East Rowan. 10 acres. 160 ft. road frontage on Gold Knob Rd. Wooded. Paved road. Near East Rowan High School $94,500. 704-279-4629

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

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

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

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.

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

Moving to Town? Need a home or Apartment? We manage rental homes & apartments. Call and let us help you. Waggoner Realty Co. 704-633-0462

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

STONWYCK VILLIAGE IN GRANITE QUARRY Nice 2BR, energy efficient apt., stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, water & sewer furnished, central heat/ac, vaulted ceiling, washer/dryer connection. $495 to $550 /Mo, $400 deposit. 1 year lease, no pets. 704-279-3808

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

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

Houses for Rent Fairmont Ave., 3 BR, 1 ½ BA, has refrigerator & stove, large yard. Rent $725, dep. $700. No Pets. Call Rowan Properties, 704-633-0446 Faith, 3 BR, 2 BA with carport, large lot, outside storage. No Pets. $700/mo. 704-279-3518 Fulton St. 4 BR, 1 ½ BA. Refrigerator, stove furnished. Rent $625, Dep., $600. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 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 Near China Grove. 2BR, 1BA. Limit 3. No pets. $600/mo. Dep. & credit check req. 704-279-4838 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

Houses for Rent

Manufactured Home for Rent



Granite Quarry, 3 BR, 2 BA, DW. $700/mo. Salis., 2 BR, 1 BA house, $425/ mo. No Pets. 704-239-2833 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. 704-633-6035 $695. Spencer, 3rd St., 2BR / 1BA, remodeled, fenced in bk yd, cent A/H, $525/mo + dep. 704-640-5750

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

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

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


Rooms for Rent

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

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

That's what you will find at FLEMING HEIGHTS APARTMENTS where Senior Citizens 55 years and older are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve. Stop by our open house to tour our beautiful community. You will also want to apply while you are there to benefit from some of the great Spring Savings. *Light refreshments will be served. China Grove. Nice 2BR, 1BA. $550/month + deposit & references. No pets. Call 704-279-8428


Colonial Village Apts.

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

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

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

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

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

Condos and Townhomes

Condos and Townhomes

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

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 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

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

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

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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 (gas pack), air convenient to I-85. Lots of storage. $800/month plus deposit. Call 336or email 225-2224 Salisbury 2/3BR, 1 BA, nice neighborhood. No pets. $650/month. Please Call 704-798-7124 Salisbury apt. houses for rent 2-3BRs. Application, deposit, & proof of employment req'd. Section 8 welcome. 704-762-1139

2BR brick duplex with carport, convenient to hospital. $450 per month. 704-636-2184


They don't build them like this anymore!

403 Carolina Blvd. Duplex For Rent. 2BR,1BA. $500/mo. Please call 704-279-8467

Colony Garden Apartments AAA+ Apartments $425-$950/mo. Chambers Realty 704-637-1020 Airport Rd., 1BR with stove, refrig., garbage pickup & water incl. Month-month lease. No pets. $400/mo+$300 deposit. Furnished $425/mo. 704-279-3808

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!

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

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


2BR and 1-1/2 BA Town Homes $585/mo. College Students Welcome! Near Salisbury VA Hospital 704-762-0795 Houses for Rent Apartments East Rowan area. 2BR, 1½BA. $465-$550/month. Chambers Realty 704-637-1020 East Spencer - 2 BR, 1 BA. $400 per month. Carolina-Piedmont Prop. 704-248-2520 Fleming Heights Apartments 55 & older 704-636-5655 Mon.-Fri. 2pm-5pm. Call for more information. Equal Housing Opportunity. TDD Sect. 8 vouchers accepted. 800-735-2962 Granite Quarry, 2 BR, 2 BA. Very nice, gas heat. Rent $550, Deposit $500. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

Lovely Duplex Rowan Hospital area. 2BR, 1BA. Heat, air, water, appl. incl. $675. 704-633-3997 Moreland Pk area. 2BR all appliances furnished. $495-$595/mo. Deposit negotiable. Section 8 welcome. 336-247-2593


3 BR, 1 BA, has refrigerator, stove & big yard. No pets. $625/rent + $600/dep. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 3 BR, 2 BA, close to Salisbury Mall. Gas heat, nice. Rent $695, deposit $600. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 475 Gaskey Rd. 3BR, 1 ½BA brick house. 1 acre land. $575/mo. + $300 sec. dep. 704-326-5073

Available for rent – Homes and Apartments Salisbury/Rockwell Eddie Hampton 704-640-7575 Camp Julia Rd. area. Remodeled 5BR farmhouse. With barn & fenced pastures. $1,000/ mo. + $1,000 deposit. 704-202-3790

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 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

Salisbury. 3BR, 2 full BA Remodeled in '08. 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

Located at Woodleaf Road & Holly Avenue


2205 Woodleaf Rd., Salisbury, NC 28147

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 Salisbury, Kent Exec. Park, $100 & up, 1st month free, ground floor, incls conf rm, utilities, & ample pkg. 704-202-5879 Salisbury. 12,000 sq ft corner building at Jake Alexander and Industrial Blvd. Ideal for retail office space, church, etc. Heat and air. Please call 704279-8377 with inquiries.

Cadillac 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

Honda Accord, 2004. Automatic, leather. V-6. Sunroof. Extra clean! Call Steve at 704-603-4255

Saturn Aura XE-4, 2009. Deep blue exterior 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

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

Transportation Financing

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

Call Steve today! 704-603-4255


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

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

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

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

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


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

2002 BMW 330ci Convertible One of a Kind! Must See! Call Steve today! 704-603-4255

Motorcycles & ATVs

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Faith. 2BR, 2BA. Appliances, water, sewer incl. Pet OK. $500/mo + $500 deposit. 704-279-7463

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

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

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

Mercedes Benz C Class Sport, 2006. 6 speed manual V6. 704-603-4255

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


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

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

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

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

Manufactured Home Lot Rentals

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

Spencer, 3BR/2BA, 7 years old, downstairs bonus room, gas logs in livingroom, includes all appliances including washer & dryer. Nice neighborhood, convenient to schools, 2 car garage, $1,000/mo., $950 dep. 704-202-2610

Transportation Financing

Weekly Special Only $14,995

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

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

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.

Office Space

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

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

Water, Sewage & Garbage included


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

2BR ~ 1.5 BA ~ Starting at $555


Office Suite Available. Bradshaw Real Estate 704-633-9011

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


Office Complex

FIND IT SELL IT RENT IT in the Classifieds

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

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

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

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. 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


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


Furnished Key Man Office Suites - $250-350. Jake & 150. Util & internet incl. 704-721-6831 Granite Quarry-Comm Metal Bldg units perfect for contractor, hobbyist, or storage. 24 hour exterior surveillance, and ample lighting parking. 900-1800 sq feet avail. Call for spring specials. 704-232-3333

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

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

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

Are you searching for a GREAT place to settle down & enjoy those “Golden Years”?


Transportation Dealerships

Office and Commercial Rental

1st Month Free Rent!

Service & Parts

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

Recreational Vehicles

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

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

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

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

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

Service & Parts

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

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

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

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A B I RT HDAY K E E P SA K E A 2”x 3” greeting with photo is only $20, and includes 4 copies of the Salisbury Post

Happy Belated Birthday Uncle Frank P! Love, Wendy, Derrick, Dusty, Cedrice, Laf & Polk

Fax: 704-630-0157 In Person: 131 W. Innes Street Online: (under Website Forms, bottom right column) DEADLINES: If the birthday falls Tues-Fri the deadline is the day before at 10am. If on Sat-Mon dealine is at Thursday 1pm

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Ford F150, 2005. Automatic, V-8. Extra clean. Must see! Please call 704-603-4255

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We Deliver 704-640-5876 or 704-431-4484

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

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

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

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

CK AG ES PARTY PA BIRTHDAY RTS and Bases Loaded at KIDSPO n of all ages! include FUN for childreils! Call for deta

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Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Infiniti QX4 SUV, 1998. Dover white exterior with gray interior. Stock #T11207B. $6,987 1-800-542-9758.

Dogs 666666666 FREE puppies. Black Lab "MUTTS" 9 wks old Blk/Blk&White Call 704-433-8733

Jeep Cherokee Classic SUV, 2001. Stone white clearcoat exterior with interior. Stock agate #F11124B1. $8,287. Call Now 1-800-542-9758.

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.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, 2008. Silver w/ Dark Slate Gray. Stock #T11223A. $19,087. 1-800-542-9758

Giving away kittens or puppies?





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

Free Dog. Border Collie Blue Heeler mix 3 years old. Good with kids. Call 704- 657-4377

Free dog. Full-blooded Pit Bull to a GOOD home. He is very friendly, loves kids and is just a big puppy. Needs some attention. 704-314-5319.

Free puppies (Lab mix) & guard dogs (Lab mix). Puppies are approx. 5 weeks. Dogs are 2-4 years. Dogs are UTD on shots. To good homes only. 336-998-4206

Dog - Free 1\2 Mountain Kurr 1\2 blood hound to good home only. Great with kids and other dogs. We moved & don't have room. 704-638-0099

CATS, Free to good, loving homes! Male & Female, different colors. Call 704-202-3558

Ford Ranger Extended Cab XLT, 2004. Oxford White with gray cloth. 5 speed auto. trans. w/OD 704-603-4255 704-202-6200


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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.

Call Classifieds at 704-797-4220 for more information!!!

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Parties, Church Events, Etc.




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Look who's 2, Za'mir Alanzea C. Mama loves you baby with all her heart. Happy 2nd Birthday to my wonderful son, Love Kijuana.

Please Fax, hand deliver or fill out form online 18 WORDS MAX. Number of free greetings per person may be limited, combined or excluded, contingent on space available. Please limit your birthday greetings to 4 per Birthday.

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

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

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

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

Golden Retriever Puppies, papers, first shots, males $300, females $350, parents on site. Born January 11. Ready for their new home! 704-638-9747

Labrador Retriever puppy, energetic & playful, male, 6 months old, AKC registered, championship bloodline on both sides, mother on site. $350. 704-640-9377 or 704-640-9378



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

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

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

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

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

Honda Pilot EXL, 2005, Redrock Pearl w/Saddle int., VTEC, V6, 5-sp. auto., fully loaded, all pwr opts, AM/FM/CD changer, steering wheel controls, pwr leather seats, alloy rims, 3RD seat, sunroof, nonsmoker, LOADED! 704-603-4255

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

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

Puppies, Boxer. AKC registered. Some flashy brindle females. White males with brindle patches. Males $300. Females $350. Shots & wormed. Tails docked & dew claws removed. 704928-9879

Sweet Baby Face!

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

Other Pets HHHHHHHHH Check Out Our March Special! Boarding 20% discount. Rowan Animal Clinic. Please call 704636-3408 for appt.

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

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

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.

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Trucks, SUVs & Vans

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

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

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

Salisbury Post recycles over 102,000  The pounds of newsprint every month. Saturn VUE V6 SUV, 2007. Storm gray clearcoat exterior with gray interior. Stock #F10528D1. $14,787 1-800-542-9758

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

Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab, 2005. Super white exterior with graphite interior. Stock #F10525A. $9,487. 1-800-542-9758

also recycle over 1,700 pounds of  We aluminum plates every month.  Our ink is 100% soy. recycle an average of 2,000 pounds of  We ink every month.

So go ahead, it’s OK to subscribe! TOYOTA 4-RUNNER SR-5, 1998. 4WD, sunroof, automatic, all power, AM/FM, CD, leather. $5,000. Call 704-630-9490

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

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

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

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


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


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


Fax: 704-630-0157


Happy 50th Birthday Terrell B. You don't look a day over 39. We love you, your family


Happy Birthday Lu G. Love ya, Mallory, Lara and T.J.



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

Toyota, Tundra SR5, 2004. V8 (4.7 liter), 4x4. All power. 89,500 miles. Transferable warranty up to 100,000 miles. Excellent condition. $13,500. 704-728-9898

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

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No. 61124

No. 61128

No. 61196

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Emmette G. Thompson, Jr., Magnolia Gardens, 1404 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer, NC 28159. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 1st 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 28th day of February, 2011. Emmette G. Thompson, Jr., deceased, Rowan County File #2011E224, Judy Thompson Moore, 429 Wiley Ave., Salisbury, NC 28144

Notice of the Rowan County 2011 Board of Equalization and Review Dates and Meeting Times The 2011 Rowan County Board of Equalization and Review will convene at the Rowan County Assessor's office, County Office Building, 402 North Main Street, 2nd Floor, Room 201, Salisbury, NC, on Monday, April 4, 2011 at 10:00 o'clock am and will continue to meet on the following schedule until adjournment – see exceptions noted. The purpose of the meetings is to hear property owners who have filed a formal appeal of their 2011 assessed value. Meeting schedule: Each Monday in April and May from 10 am to 6 pm until adjournment date* Each Tuesday in April and May from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm until adjournment date Each Wednesday in April and May from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm until adjournment date Each Thursday in April and May from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm until adjournment date Each Friday in April and May from 10 am to 2 pm until adjournment date** *Except Monday, April 25, 2011 – Easter Monday **Except Friday, April 22, 2011 – Good Friday The Board will adjourn Friday, May 6, 2011 at 2:00 pm unless a later adjournment date is agreed to. In the event of a later adjournment, notice of such date and time will be published in this newspaper prior to the earlier adjournment date. BOARD OF EQUALIZATION AND REVIEW COUNTY ASSESSOR, CLERK

No. 61170 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator for the Estate of Mildred C. Johnson, 1310 Old Wilksboro 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 21st 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 14th day of March, 2011. Henrietta W. Bratcher, as Admn. For the estate of Mildred C. Johnson, deceased, File 11E152, PO Box 84, 1310 Old Wilksboro Road, Salisbury, NC 28145 No. 61195 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Nema L. Shirley, 628 Brownrigg 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 27th 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 21st day of March, 2011. Nema L. Shirley, deceased, Rowan County File #2010E1199, Frances S. Weant, 628 Brownrigg Road, Salisbury, NC 28144 No. 61129 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator for the Estate of Kenneth Wiseman Beck, 2508 Wedgewood Drive, 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 1st 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 25th day of February, 2011. Helen G. Beck, Administrator for the estate of Kenneth Wiseman Beck, deceased, File 11E221, 2508 Wedgewood Drive, Salisbury, NC 28146 Attorney at Law: Graham M. Carlton, 109 W. Council St., Salisbury, NC 28144 No. 61146 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of John Ramsey Euart, Jr., 110 Pop Stirewalt 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 9th 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 2nd day of March, 2011. Beverly Jean Euart, Exec. For the estate of John Ramsey Euart, Jr., deceased, File 11E247, 110 Pop Stirewalt Road, Salisbury, NC 28144 Attorney at Law: Graham M. Carlton, 109 W. Council St., Salisbury, NC 28144 No. 61123 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Frank McCoy Bumgarner, deceased, 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 6th 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 28th day of February, 2011. Alma Towson Bumgarner, Executor, Estate of Frank McCoy Bumgarner, 108 Steele Avenue, Cleveland, NC 27013. File 2011-E-200, Lucinda L. Fraley, Attorney, Shuford Caddell & Fraley, LLP, PO Box 198, Salisbury, NC 28145-0198. No. 61125 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Brenda Gail Rose, 570 Burgray Road, Woodleaf, NC 27054, 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 31st 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 25th day of February, 2011. Brenda Gail Rose, deceased, Rowan County File #2011E6, Donald L. Rose, Jr., 570 Burgray Road, Woodleaf, NC 27054 Attorney: J. Andrew Porter, 120 N. Jackson St., Salisbury, NC 28144 No. 61126 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Cecil Carpenter, 1601 Brenner Ave., 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 3rd 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 23rd day of February, 2011. Ruby Carpenter Ritchie, Executor for the estate of Cecil Carpenter, deceased, File 11E207, 612 Wildwood Drive, Salisbury, NC 28146 Attorney at Law, John T. Hudson, 122 N. Lee St., Salisbury, NC 28144 No. 61127 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Terry Dale Yost, 412 Pinewood Avenue, 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 3rd 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 22nd day of February, 2011. Terry Alan Yost, Admn. For the estate of Terry Dale Yost, deceased, File 10E854, 503 Cedar Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 Attorney at Law, John T. Hudson, 122 N. Lee St., Salisbury, NC 28144 No. 61168 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the estate of Hubert Corpening, 225 Queeners Court, Salisbury, NC 28146, all person, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 13th 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 7th day of March, 2011. Hubert Corpening, deceased, Rowan County File #2011E268, Ruthie K. Corpening, 225 Queeners Court, Salisbury, NC 28146 Attorney: R. Darrell Hancock, 316 N. Main St., Salisbury, NC 28144 No. 61169 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Lester Clay Efird, 7308 Stokes Ferry Road, 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 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 10th day of March, 2011. Lydia W. Efird, Exec. For the estate of Lester Clay Efird, deceased, File 11E285, 7308 Stokes Ferry Road, Salisbury, NC 28146 Attorney at Law, John T. Hudson, 122 N. Lee St., Salisbury, NC 28144 No. 61194 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executors of the Estate of Sarah Artz Myers, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 23rd day of 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. William Jack Artz, Jr., Executor of the estate of Sarah Artz Myers, P.O. Box 467, Faith, NC 28041 John T. Hudson, Attorney at Law, Doran, Shelby, Pethel & Hudson, 122 N. Lee St., Salisbury, NC 28144

No. 61192 AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, ROWAN COUNTY - 10 SP 517 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by CHARLENE JORDAN HALL, A SINGLE PERSON to WILLIAM R. ECHOLS, Trustee(s), which was dated July 29, 2002 and recorded on July 30, 2002 in Book 0947 at Page 0068, Rowan County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, 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 April 6, 2011 at 11:30AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rowan County, North Carolina, to wit: Being all of LOT 31, MILFORD KNOLL, according to the plat thereof, recorded in BOOK OF MAPS, PAGE 1558, in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rowan County, North Carolina. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 102 Carabelle Circle, 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 Charlene Jordan-Hall. 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.

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No. 61166 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 11 SP Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Mark E. Alexander to Richard H. Lester or G. Robert Turner, III, Trustee (s), dated the 27th day of December, 2007, and recorded in Book 1111, Page 798, in Rowan County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rowan County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door in the City of Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 2:00 PM on March 30, 2011 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the Township of China Grove, in the County of Rowan, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Lying and Being in China Grove Township of Rowan County North Carolina and Being all of Lot Number SEVEN (7) as shown on the Map of WELLINGTON ESTATES, recorded in Book of Maps at Page 5320, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rowan County, North Carolina. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 335 Wellington Estates Drive, China Grove, North Carolina. For back reference, see Book 1110, Page 232, Rowan Registry. Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS 45-21.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that party must pay the excise tax, as well as the court costs of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). 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/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier's check (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. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. 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. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This 9th day of March, 2011. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE BY: Attorney at Law, The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028, 4317 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311, Case No: 1049191

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Donna C. Basinger, 4910 Old Concord Rd., 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 20th day of March, 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 13th day of December, 2010. Gregory Scott Basinger, Executor of the estate of Donna C. Basinger, File #10E1193, 4906 Old Concord Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146 No. 61193 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Co-Executor of the Estate of Troy Eckles Weaver, 620 Trexler Road, 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 25th 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 Franklin Weaver, as Co-Executor for the estate of Troy Eckles Weaver, deceased, File 11E314, 740 Trexler Road, Salisbury, NC 28146, Brian Troy Weaver, as Co-Executor for the estate of Troy Eckles Weaver, deceased, File 11E314, 6314 Old Concord Road, Salisbury, NC 28146 Attorney at Law, Donald D. Sayers, PO Box 829, Salisbury, NC 28145-0829

No. 61164 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 11 SP 49 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Barret G. Loflin and Laura M. Loflin, husband and wife to Southland Associates, Inc., Trustee(s), dated the 5th day of October, 2000, and recorded in Book 0891, Page 0209, in Rowan County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rowan County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door in the City of Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 2:00 PM on March 30, 2011 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Rowan, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a point in the centerline of Old Mocksville Road (SR 1910), J.C. Parris' corner, and runs thence with the centerline of said road, South 17 deg. 26 min. 38 sec. East 115.60 ft. to a point in the centerline of said road, Davis L. Reeves' corner; thence with Reeves' line, South 84 deg. 15 min. 00 sec. West passing an e.i.p. at 23.70 ft., a total distance of 306.60 ft. to an e.i.p. in the line of the City of Salisbury; thence with the City's line, North 05 deg. 42 min. 24 sec. West 116.50 ft. to an n.i.p., J.C. Parris' corner, thence with Parris' line, North 84 deg. 55 min. 04 sec. East passing an e.i.p at 259.25 ft. a total distance of 283.10 ft. to the BEGINNING, and containing 0.776 acre as shown upon survey and plat, dated July 22, 1992, by Richard L. Shulenburger, R.L.S. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 3511 Old Mocksville, Road, Salisbury, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS 45-21.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that party must pay the excise tax, as well as the court costs of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). 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/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier's check (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. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. 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. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This 23rd day of February, 2011. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE BY: Attorney at Law, The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028, 4317 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311, Case No: 1051777 No. 61165

No. 61167 NOTICE OF SALE IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE OF NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION - ROWAN COUNTY - 11 SP 126 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY DEBORAH J. HASLACH AND JAMES J. KUFFNER AND CRYSTAL G. KUFFNER DATED DECEMBER 30, 2005 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 1054 AT PAGE 739 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 1:30 PM on March 29, 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: Lying and Being in the City of Kannapolis, China Grove Township of Rowan County, North Carolina in the Southwestern corner of the intersection of West 22nd Street and Harkey Avenue, and Being a part of Lot Numbers 128, 129, 130, 131, and 132 of the S. J. OVERCASH ESTATE, Section One (1), as surveyed and platted, a copy of which plat is filed in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rowan County in Book of Maps at page 431, and being more fully described as follows: BEGINNING at an iron rod in the Southwestern corner of the intersection of West 22nd Street and Harkey Avenue, at the Northeastern corner of Lot Number 132) and runs thence with the South side of West 22nd Street North 85-20-05 West 125.00 feet to a point on the South side of West 22nd Street, a corner of Lot Numbers 128 and 127; thence with the dividing line of Lot Numbers 128 and 127 South 03-48-31 West 53.93 feet (passing an iron stake in line at .69 feet) to an iron stake, a new corner in the dividing line of Lot Numbers 128 and 127; thence seven (7) new lines through Lot Numbers 128, 129, 130, 131, and 132 as follows: First, South 85-26-06 East 23.26 feet to an iron stake; thence Second, South 01-34-36 West 10.01 feet to an iron stake; thence Third, South 85-26-06 East 14.43 feet to an iron stake; thence Fourth, South 03-44-41 West 18.98 feet to an iron stake; thence Fifth, South 86-15-19 East 1.34 feet to an iron stake; thence Sixth, South 03-33-00 West 15.36 feet to an iron stake; thence Seventh, South 86-32-50 East 85.48 feet to an iron rod on the West side of Harkey Avenue; thence with the West side of Harkey Avenue North 03-48-23 East 96.37 feet to the point of BEGINNING, containing 0.244 acre, more or less, as surveyed and platted by Zackie L. Moore, R.L.S., April 29, 1999. And Being more commonly known as: 501 W. 22nd St., Kannapolis, NC 28081 The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are Deborah J. Haslach and James J. Kuffner. 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.

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.

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.

Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee, Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200, Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988, FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 10-12914-FC01

Grady I. Ingle Or Elizabeth B. Ells, Substitute Trustee, 07-95371 10130 Perimeter Parkway, Suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28216 (704) 333-8107

The date of this Notice is March 8, 2011.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 11 SP 109 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Michael C. Griffin to Joan H. Anderson, Trustee(s), dated the 29th day of March, 2007, and recorded in Book 1090, Page 592, in Rowan County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rowan County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door in the City of Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 2:00 PM on March 30, 2011 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the Township of China Grove, in the County of Rowan, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Lying and BEING in the City of Kannapolis, China Grove Township, Rowan County, North Carolina on the North side of Englewood Street, and BEING all of Lot Numbers 155, 156, and 157 as shown on map of Patterson Park, as surveyed and platted, a copy of which plat is filed in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rowan County in Book of Maps at Page 351, to which map reference is hereby made for a complete description thereof by metes and bounds; and additionally, being all of Lot Number Forty-Seven (47) as shown on map of East Jackson Park (formerly Patterson Park Addition), as surveyed and platted, a copy of which plat is filed in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rowan County in Book of Maps at Page 836, to which map reference is hereby made for a complete description thereof by metes and bounds. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 2111 Englewood Street, Kannapolis, North Carolina. APN #: 158 147 Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS 45-21.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that party must pay the excise tax, as well as the court costs of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). 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/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier's check (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. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. 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. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This 9th day of March, 2011. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE BY: Attorney at Law, The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028, 4317 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311, Case No: 1049434

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Wednesday, March 23 Your managerial skills will be far more pronounced in the year ahead than they?ve ever been, so do what you can to put them to work. You could make things happen that was never possible previously. Aries (March 21-April 19) — It’s often wrong to mix business and pleasure, but that won’t be the case currently. It’s OK to talk shop when out to lunch with a person who has an interest in your product. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Beneficial information is likely to filter down from an unexpected source, so pay attention when others are talking, regardless of who they are or what they do. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Your greatest wins are likely to come from people with whom you interact on a daily basis, and not necessarily from those you rarely see. Stick to the tried and true. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — It’s OK to put an ambitious objective on the top of your list. Get an early start and don’t stop until you achieve exactly what you want. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Activities that challenge you both mentally and physically will likely bring your greatest successes. Stick to doing what you like. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — If there is something you can do that would benefit your family, it may be the day to do it. Everything is aligning in your favor, but it won’t last long. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Take the time to read that carefully written contract or agreement written up by a prospective business partner. You?ll be sharp enough to pick up on all the fine points. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — You are likely to be compensated in some manner for service you performed, even though you had offered to do so without pay. It might come as a surprise. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Don’t hide your light under a bushel, because you are in a very appealing popularity cycle and should be able to win over any number of new friends of both genders. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — This could turn out to be one of those crazy days when things will not necessarily turn out as expected. Fortunately, dark projections could carry some light as well. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Don’t ignore your compulsion to get in touch with someone you haven?t seen for a long time. Something extremely good could come out of opening up a line of communication. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — If you don’t think you’re generating the type of returns you anticipate, go ahead and mix some business with pleasure. Try all the ways that you can to bring profit into the picture. 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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Singer Ric Ocasek (The Cars) is 62. Singer Chaka Khan is 58. Actress Amanda Plummer is 54. Actress Catherine Keener is 52. Actress Hope Davis is 47. Actor Richard Grieco is 46. Country drummer Kevin Griffin of Yankee Grey is 46. Singer-keyboardist Damon Albarn of Blur is 43. Drummer John Humphrey of The Nixons is 41. Actress Keri Russell is 35.

Venous lakes aren’t for swimming More than one way

Dear Reader: Venous lakes are rather common lesions caused by dilation of small blood vessels that present on the ears and lip, occurring in adults older than 50 who have had long-term exposure to the sun. Men are more prone to them than are women. They are dark blue

to purple, soft, smooth and have well-defined edges. Compression of the lesion will often empty the blood contained within. To some degree, they can be compared to a varicose vein, a condition that seems easier to understand. Diagnosis can often be made by visual examination, but surgical biopsy may be performed as well to differentiate between a benign lesion and a cancerous one. If treatment is accomplished, it is either for cosmetic reasons or because of recurrent bleeding. Medication cannot remove the lesions. Surgical procedures include excision, electrosurgery, sclerotherapy and cryosurgery. Laser lights such as a flashlamp pulseddye process have been used with success. This treatment may require several procedures before removal is successful. Another procedure utilizes a cool gel that protects the epidermis. Reports are few, but this approach is similar to light lasers yet doesn’t require anesthesia and there is no crusting or bleeding under the skin; nor is there scarring. If your lesion bleeds frequently or is bothersome because of its size, you may wish to proceed with further corrective attempts. If there is a cosmetic issue, you may wish to experiment with a foundation concealing product that can be covered with lipstick. Complaints from patients who have had undergone surgical excision include a post-surgical lumpy area, discoloration of the sur-

rounding tissue and a wish they never had the procedure done in the first place. Others, however, have experienced good results. I guess the bottom line here is, if you are going to have anything done, choose a person you have confidence in, whom you know will do the best job possible. I’m not sure what the proper procedure for you really is. If you are dissatisfied with your past experiences, seek the services of yet another professional. Present your case, and express your dissatisfaction and the previous lack of progress. Perhaps a plastic surgeon is the answer. Readers who would like related information can order my Health Report “Medical Specialists” by sending a self-addressed stamped No. 10 envelope and a $2 check or money order made payable to Newsletter and mailed to Newsletter, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092-0167. Be sure to mention the title or print an order form off my website’s direct link at order—form.pdf. 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 United FeatUre Syndicate

to make a contract BY PHILLIP ALDER United Feature Syndicate

Benjamin Franklin said, “Those who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” At the bridge table, you have the liberty to play safely or dangerously. This deal is a good example. Without peeking at the East-West hands, how would you try to make six no-trump after West leads the heart queen? One tall bridge player had a reputation for looking into his opponents’ hands. One time when two women came to his table, the one who knew of this

player’s penchant asked her partner to keep her cards well back. “Too late,” said the peeker. I am sure you all warn opponents who hold their cards so that you can see them. A good way to avoid any risk of helping a looker is to keep your cards under the table. Back to six no-trump. You have 11 winners: two spades, two hearts, three diamonds and four clubs. You must get a third trick from spades. You could cash your clubs, hoping that someone will discard badly. But when you turn to spades, you have two possible approaches. You could cash dummy’s ace, then play low to your jack, taking the finesse. It will work when-

ever East has the queen or the suit is 3-3 — a probability of nearly 68 percent. Better, though, is to cash your king, cross to dummy’s ace, and lead back toward your jack. Now your chance of success rises to 77 percent, gaining when West has queendoubleton.

Ivanka Trump stalking suspect faces new NY charges NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say a man obsessed with Ivanka Trump kept trying to contact her and her relatives while he was out on bail after being charged in New York with stalking her. Justin Massler pleaded not guilty Tuesday to upgraded charges. The Reno, Nev.-based Massler was arrested in Los Angeles after skipping some of his Manhattan court dates. Massler, 28, initially was arrested last year. Prosecutors say he unleashed a slate of emails and Twitter messages about his fixation with

Donald and Ivana Trump’s daughter. They say he once threatened to kill himself in Ivanka Trump’s Manhattan jewelry store. A defense lawyer says Massler didn’t intend to fol-

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Dear Dr. Gott: For the past seven or eight years, I have what has been identified as a venous lake. When it first appeared, I went to my dermatologist, and he cut it to let it bleed out. After that, my lip was swollen and uncomfortable for several weeks, but it seemed to disappear. Within six months, it was back again. I then went to a skin specialist. A few years later, he explained that tiny blood vessels slowly leaked blood into my lip. He recommended DR. PETER my lip be GOTT lasered, which he did three times in a row. This procedure did seem like a miracle, but again, within a short period of time, my lip pooled with blood. At that time, he told me that if the laser treatment didn’t work and it came back, my lip could not be lasered again. Well, it came back even larger than before. I no longer can conceal my lower lip with lipstick, and at this point I don’t know what to do. Do you have any recommendations?

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Almanac Salisburryy Today: Thursday: Friday: -

High.................................................... 78° Low..................................................... 53° Last year's high.................................. 62° 39° Last year's low.................................... ....................................39° Normal high........................................ 66° Normal low......................................... 43° Record high........................... 89° in 1907 .............................24° Record low............................. 24° in 1965 ...............................34% Humidity at noon............................... 34%

Air Quality Ind Index ex Charlottee Yesterday.... 55 ........ .... moderate .......... particulates Today..... 45 ...... good 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

24 hours through 8 p.m. yest........... 0.00" ...........0.00" 2.06" Month to date................................... ...................................2.06" Normal year to date....................... 10.76" Year to date..................................... 6.87" -10s

Seattle S ttle Seeeaat atttle llee


556/41 5666///441


Southport outh uth 779/58

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

Tomorrow Hi Lo W 55 41 s 50 30 s 55 50 r 55 39 s 71 62 s 32 22 pc 53 41 s

Precipitation Cape Ha C Hatteras atter atte attera tte ter era raaass 7700/ 70/5 70/54 0/5 /54 5

G Greenville n e 79/50 50


Go Goldsboro bo b 85/58

LLumberton b be 85 85/566

Darlin D Darli Darlington 86/56 /5 /56

Today Hi Lo W 53 42 s 51 30 s 59 51 s 53 35 pc 68 59 r 32 19 pc 55 37 s

City Amsterdam Beijing Beirut Berlin Buenos Aires Calgary Dublin

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

Regional Regio g onal W Weather eather Kn K Knoxville le 72/47

Tomorrow Hi Lo W 65 39 pc 47 26 pc 47 31 pc 44 28 fl 39 29 sn 36 25 pc 33 18 fl 79 58 pc 62 28 pc 33 18 pc 36 8 pc 42 26 pc

World Cities

585 West Ritchie Rd., Salisbury, NC • I-85 at Exit 74 • • (704) 431-4566

Winston Win Wins Salem a 83/ 4 83/54

Today Hi Lo W 77 49 pc 46 34 r 54 36 t 46 25 pc 39 29 sn 48 27 t 46 22 t 82 53 pc 59 27 pc 37 23 i 35 14 cd 67 32 t

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


B Billings iilllllliiinnngggss

Minneapolis M iinnnnnneeeaaapppoooli liiss

446/25 66///22255

33/15 33333///11155

San Saann Francisco FFrrrancisco annccis ancisco isc sccoo


556/47 56/4 56 66///447


Looss A Los Angeles Annngggeeelleess

Kansas K Ka aansas nnsssas aass City Cit ity

0//44488 660/48

662/32 2//32 2/32 32

Cold Front

Washington W aashington assshhin ing nggttton oonn 557/40 77///44400

A Atlanta tllaan anntttaa EEll P Paso aaso ssoo

90s Warm Front 110s

337/23 37/2 37 77///22233

559/27 59 9//22277



eetroit ttroit rroit oit L LDDetroit

Denver D eennnver vver eerr



41/34 441 11/34 //3 /34 3344

448/27 88///27 /22277



Neew New wY York Yooorrrkk Chicago C hhiiicccaaagggoo


77/49 777 7//449 7/

775/43 55///44433 Miami M iiaaam m mii 82/65 82//66655 82

Staationary Front

Showers T-storms -sttorms

H Houston oouuusssttton oonn

Rain n Flurries rries

Snow Ice

82/63 882 2//66633

WEATHER UNDERGROUND’S NATIONAL WEATHER Two major systems will bring active weather to the nation on Wednesday. A low pressure system that has dumped heavy snow over the Intermountain West, Great Basin, and Northern Rockies continues moving eastward from the Upper Midwest, over the Great Lakes, and into New England. Expect snowfall accumulation to range from 3 to 8 inches across western New York and Pennsylvania. The back side of this system will continue to pull cold air in from Canada, which will allow for a combination of snow and ice to develop across the Great Lakes. Expect 1 to 2 inches of snow and sleet accumulation in Wisconsin and Michigan. A warm front associated with this system will stretch along the Ohio River Valley. Since this will push warmer air in from the South, periods of heavy showers and thunderstorms may develop from the Mid-Mississippi River to the Virginias. Meanwhile Out West, another low pressure system spinning in the Pacific Ocean makes its way onshore on Wednesday. This system pushes a strong cold front over northern California that will bring more heavy rain to the state, with heavy snow in the Sierras. Expect 3 to 6 inches of snow, with up to 12 inches likely above 7,000 feet. Lighter rain and snow showers are expected across Oregon and Washington, as this trough takes a more southern route.

Kari Kiefer Wunderground Meteorologist

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