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Family loses all to fire No one home when Forest Meadow Lane blaze breaks out BY SHELLEY SMITH

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Firefighters start going through the house to put out hot spots Thursday after the blaze at 132 Forest Meadow Lane.

SALISBURY — Terry and Veronica Thomas lost everything to a fire Thursday morning at their 132 Forest Meadow Lane home, but they plan to rebuild.

The Rowan County Fire Marshal’s Office is still investigating the cause of the fire, but investigators believe it started around a door in the garage that leads to the kitchen, and the flames were the result of wires arcing. No one was home during the fire and no firefighters were injured. The fire had spread so quickly by the time firefighters arrived that they had to take a defensive approach. The Thomases have three children — a 20-year-old who is away at college, and two 16-year-olds at North Rowan High School — who all are devastated, Veronica Thomas said.

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“They’re taking it hard,” she said. “They’re not doing good at all, but I tried to reassure them that everything is going to be OK.” The Thomases have lived in the home since 1996 and have insurance. They will be staying at the Holiday Inn until their insurance company finds adequate housing for them, Veronica said. They do not have relatives in Salisbury, but they are members of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Dr. Nilous Avery is their pastor, and he and many

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Bill would link unemployment pay, service to community Brock one of three sponsors of legislation in state Senate BY KARISSA MINN

RALEIGH — A state Senate bill would require volunteer work for people getting more than two months of unemployment insurance benefits. N.C. Sen. Andrew Brock, who represents Rowan and Davie counties, is one of three Republicans listed as primary sponsors of the legislation. It would require five hours of volunteer public service per week from weeks nine through 52 of

benefit eligibility, and 10 hours per week starting in week 53. Danielle Robinson, of Salisbury, applied for unemployment insurance Wednesday after losing the job she has held for two years. Previously, she had been out of work for three years. Robinson thinks it’s hard enough to be unemployed and looking for a job without the proposed community service commitment. “That’s like you’re working



Stan Williamson stands underneath signs at Okey Dokey, which accumulated $19,000 in fines for violating the city’s ordinance. The signs came down Thursday.

House gives initial Okey Dokey owners remove handpainted items; city started running up tab of $250 a day Feb. 25 OK to changing annexation laws BY EMILY FORD

SALISBURY — The Okey Dokey & Co. General Store in downtown Salisbury has accrued $19,000 in fines for storefront signs the city says are illegal. Co-owner Stan Williamson removed the signs Thursday after the Post asked about the fines accruing at a rate of $250 per day. The 20 handpainted signs advertising merchandise like “buttons” and “kitchenware” had replaced an awning that burned in April 2010. The total square footage of all signs on the storefront far exceeded the allowable limit

in the city’s sign ordinance, said Chris Branham, code services division manager. Williamson said he would have taken the signs down earlier if he’d known the fine was growing by the day. “It was not clear that the fine was accumulating,” coowner Bette Pollock said. Pollock said she received a letter from the city months ago notifying her of several code violations, including the signs. She said she called the city three times but never heard back. “I assumed it was no longer an issue,” she said. The city gave Okey Dokey owners ample notice of multiple code violations, Branham

said. He provided to the Post four letters dated from October 2010 to February 2011, which he said he mailed to Pollock’s home and hand-delivered and mailed to the business. The final letter, dated Feb. 24, states a daily fine of $250 will begin accruing Feb. 25 for a sign ordinance violation and will continue until the violation is corrected. Pollock said she only received one letter. Branham said he met with Pollock and Williamson in April, at Pollock’s request. They gathered at the back of the store to discuss an outdoor storage area and a building constructed of glass windows,

which both violated city code. Branham said he mentioned the ongoing sign violation during that meeting. Williamson dismantled the glass building, which he said was a greenhouse and served as a sales model. He acknowledged he had been temporarily using the greenhouse for storage, which is illegal. Furniture and structures made from reclaimed materials like doors and windows are the majority of Okey Dokey’s business. Williamson builds and paints the pieces behind the store. He admitted the back of


RALEIGH (AP) — The North Carolina House on Thursday gave its initial OK to a measure that would change dramatically the rules for towns and cities to expand their boundaries against the will of property owners in targeted areas. The chamber voted 10213 in favor of an overhaul of the 1959 law governing involuntary annexations. The measure would allow property owners to block an involuntary annexation if 60 percent of them sign a petition to oppose the action in a roughly four-month period. If enough owners do op-

pose it, the town or city would be barred from seeking an involuntary annexation again in the area for three years. Landowners in a municipality’s targeted area also could receive water and sewer service hookups all the way to their homes installed for free if enough people request it within about two months of a city’s decision to move ahead with the annexation. Citizens have often complained that cities forced them to pay thousands of dollars for services when water and sewer mains are built but not the connec-


Friday the 13th: Luckier for some than others S MARK WINEKA

ALISBURY — Sandra lives dangerously. She resides in a cute little house on 13th Street. She has lived here for 13 years. There are 13 houses on 13th Street. Now to top everything, it’s Friday the 13th. Will she even get out of bed today? Sure. “It’s pretty lucky living on 13th

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Street,” Sandra reports. Believe it or not, millions of people have a fear of today, Friday the 13th. Asheville’s Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute — now there’s a place you’d want to visit — estimated once that 17 million to 21 million people in the United States have a big fear of this day, to the point they avoid their normal routines. They might lay out of work,


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avoid restaurants, reschedule trips and definitely not get married. Millions of dollars in business apparently are lost. Theories abound on how the superstition got started. Its roots could reach to ancient times, though solid documentation of friggatriskaidekaphobia — fear of Friday the 13th — only goes back a century or so. mark wineka/SALISBURY POST

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other co-workers and friends called all day Thursday to check on the Thomases. Neighbors gathered around the couple when they got to their home after leaving work, hugging and comforting them. Neighbor Glenda Kirby, who lives across the street from the Thomases, said she felt horrible for them, and Neighbors comfort homeowners Terry and Veronica Thomas. knew folks would come together and help them with whatever they needed. today to use clothing vouch“It’s just so much devasers provided by the Ameritation to think of all the can Red Cross. things you lose in your Veronica Thomas said she house,” she said. “It’s terriand her husband are trying ble. You feel so helpless.” to stay strong for her chilLocke, Woodleaf, dren. Jerusalem, Ellis Cross “It is what it is,” she said. Country and Franklin fire “It happens. We’re being departments responded, strong and we’re holding on along with Rowan Rescue. visit Rowan Helping Min- because we have to be strong The Thomases plan to istries and the Salvation Army for our kids.”

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13TH FROM 1a This year has one Friday the 13th — today. Next year has three. Consider yourself warned. But “13,” taken on its own, always has been considered an unlucky number. Other cities often skipped 13th Street when their grids were laid out, just as tall hotels and office buildings try to avoid a 13th floor when it comes to their numbering. Sandra and others on her street live with “13” every day. Sandra, for one, has few complaints. Her home has never experienced a break-in. She doesn’t see any “druggies” hanging out on 13th, which extends from North Main to Maxwell streets. Only once in awhile is someone playing loud music. While standing in her kitchen, she sometimes has felt her feet vibrate from the thump-thump of tunes blaring from a car. But Sandra loves her house, which she has fixed up smartly, and the location is great, she says, for getting anywhere in Salisbury and to points north such as Spencer, Lexington and High Point. Sandra has never won anything in her life and lives by Murphy’s Law, which says anything that can go wrong will go wrong. She’s

not superstitious, but she’s also not going to walk under any ladders. Who knows, a paint bucket might fall on her or she might trip. “But I’m pretty lucky,” Sandra concludes, “because I’m upright in the morning.”

As luck would have it There’s a flip side to living on 13th Street. You could live on Lucky Lane. For almost five years, Chad and Ann Hamilton have resided on Lucky Lane, in the eastern part of Rowan County. The official name of their small cul de sac of nine homes is Shamrock Meadows, so Lucky Lane makes sense. Ann Hamilton also says she’s not a superstitious person, but “I feel very fortunate and blessed to live on Lucky Lane.” “We have great neighbors,” she adds. One of the Hamiltons’ big blessings since living on Lucky Lane was the arrival three years ago of their daughter Hope, who joins their 12-year-old daughter, Jordan. Darlene Lopez says her Lucky Lane home also has been a blessing. After a divorce, she had to short-sell another house, and she was able to work out a rent-toown agreement on this place. After looking everywhere, Lopez says, the 3year-old Lucky Lane house was exactly what she wanted — an open floor plan, a nice front porch and convenient

CHINA GROVE — The Historical Society of South Rowan will hold its May open house at the China Grove Roller Mill Sunday from 2 p.m.-4 p.m., located at 308 N. Main St. In addition to tours of the Roller Mill, which will available all during the open house, the museum will be

exhibiting artwork from students at South Rowan High School. The exhibit is provided in cooperation with the Art Department at South Rowan under the direction of teachers Jackie Elliott and Wayne Freeman. The public is invited and refreshments will be served.

location to her nursing shifts at the VA Medical Center and CMC-NorthEast. She also saw the street name — Lucky Lane — as an omen. “I do believe in miracles, for us to get what we were wishing for,” she says. “... This was just a blessing. I believe in that.” There’s one disadvantage to living on Lucky Lane. “Someone stole our street sign,” Ann Hamilton says.

had good experiences here.” McCranie also became a dog owner for the first time on 13th Street, when he created a home for an abandoned pup from Spencer. He loves that dog. Her name is Lucy — only one letter shy of Lucky. Contact Mark Wineka at 704-797-4263, or mwineka@

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the business was an eyesore. “I did have one hell of a mess back there,” he said. “Every time I tried to clean it up, I made it worse.” The area is still piled with construction materials, but Branham said it looks better. “They have vastly and greatly improved the way it looks back there,” he said. Branham said near-constant complaints from downtown merchants, people who park near the back of Okey Dokey and neighbors sparked the inspections and subsequent citations. The city fined the business for no reason other than because it violated the ordinances, he said. “We are not treating them differently than anybody else,” he said. “They had the same guidelines to follow as every other merchant.” The city even went the extra mile, hand-delivering the citation letters, Branham said. The city will negotiate with the owners on the $19,000 fine, he said. “The ultimate goal is not to make $20,000 off of signs but to bring someone into compliance,” Branham said. He said he would consider reducing the fine to the original $150 citation, issued before the daily fine started accruing. If he’d had to re-


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Crews working to repair the historic Wil-Cox Bridge over the Yadkin River in Davidson and Rowan counties have finished chipping away the old, deteriorating concrete from the bridge. They are now filling those bare spots with new concrete using a special construction technique called shotcrete. With this method, workers spray the concrete onto the 89year-old bridge through a hose. Compressed air generates the force needed to shoot the concrete out of the nozzle. “Shotcrete is an essential part of our work to strengthen the Wil-Cox Bridge and make it safe for many years to come,” said Pat Ivey, N.C. Department of Transportation Division 9 engineer. “This technique provides easy access to hard-to-reach areas and allows the new concrete to bond well on the underside of the bridge.” Crews are working on the Rowan County side of the bridge, which used to carry U.S. 29/70 southbound traffic, and will work their way across the river over the next seven weeks. Work is expected to be complete by July. At that time, the Wil-Cox Bridge will be ready to carry all U.S. 29/70 traffic across the river while crews replace the northbound U.S. 29/70 bridge. These are both elements of the $201.5 million I85 Corridor Improvement Project, which will replace a total of eight bridges, reconstruct the interchange at Belmont Road, and widen 6.1 miles of I-85 in Davidson and Rowan counties. Davidson County plans to use the Wil-Cox Bridge as a pedestrian bridge once the NCDOT project is complete.


move the signs himself, Branham said, the larger fine would have stayed in place. Williamson and Pollock said they feel like the city has been harassing them. Their greenhouse was attractive, they said, and the signs were an appropriate addition to the front of the store. They have worked hard since buying the former O.O. Rufty’s in 2001, luring tourists to Salisbury with their unique business, Pollock said. “The city doesn’t know what kind of a jewel it has,” she said. “You just don’t find stores like this anymore.” The city should be helping merchants, not giving them a hard time, Pollock said. “There are people out there in violation of much worse things, things that look terrible,” she said. “They should be spending their time on that.” The Okey Dokey situation is unusual, said Randy Hemann, executive director for Downtown Salisbury Inc. “We have not had many issues like this but when we have, they seem to have emanated from people not pulling permits, not asking about the regulations before they do work, or not attempting to work with the city,” Hemann said in an email. The city has revised the sign ordinance to accommodate reasonable requests, he said, including the marquee for the Norvell Theater. Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704-797-4264.


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Cancer hits close to home for Carillon


FRIDAY May 13, 2011

Hood Seminary celebrates 10 years of independence BY SARAH CAMPBELL


Hulene Woody and Suzanne Rose work with other Carillon Assisted Living staff in preparing for their annual Duck Days Race for a Cure event to be held at their Mooresville Road location on Saturday. All of the funds raised will go to benefit the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life. BY JOANIE MORRIS For the Salisbury Post

Suzanne Rose is a survivor. Hulene Woody, Traci Sparks, Enga Shaver and Virginia Basinger are too. They aren’t the only ones. Over the last 18 months, Carillon Assisted Living in Salisbury has seen its share of employees, residents and friends of the center hit hard with cancer. Rose estimates there are currently two residents with cancer, 20 who are survivors and at least eight who moved in shortly after losing a spouse to cancer. In addition, at least 10 have lost children to cancer and five that she knows of who have immediate family members currently undergoing treatment for cancer. The numbers are just as high among the staff. Four have been diagnosed – including Rose – and two have had cancer “scares,” going through months of testing to rule out a cancer diagnosis. “At a recent staff meeting, those present (there were close to 60) were asked if they had lost an immediate family member to cancer or if they were survivors,” said Rose. “Every

SALISBURY — In the decade since Hood Theological Seminary became independent of Livingstone College, the student population has flourished, prompting both academic and physical growth. Enrollment has nearly tripled since the seminary became a separate entity in 2001. Ned Storey, trustee emeritus, said breaking away from Livingstone has allowed the seminary to progress. “It was just a great move for Hood,” he said. Hood President Dr. Albert Aymer attributes much of the growth to the school’s ability to offer the Doctor of Ministry degree, which has attracted students from a variety of backgrounds. “We now have diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, denomiAYMER nation and race,” he said. Dr. Dora Mbuwayesango, associate professor of Old Testament, said since coming to the seminary in 1995 she’s seen the number of denominations represented grow to at least 16. “When I came, most of the students were A.M.E. Zion, and there were a few Baptists; now we have representations from all denominations,” she said. Aymer said in order to offer the doctoral degree that fueled Hood’s success, the seminary had to break away from Livingstone because the school’s accreditation level didn’t allow for advanced degrees. “I realized that waiting for Livingstone to get promoted would keep the seminary back,” he said. “We would probably still be there now not being able to offer a doctoral degree.” Aymer said being able to offer that degree was vital to the seminary’s progression. “It enables us to be even more widely ecumenical,” he said. The program also allows the seminary to serve pastors who are mid-career. “That’s an important thing to do because you are impacting congregations through the students who participate in it,” Aymer said. Aymer said the program also prevents pastoral burnout. “It infuses them with new vision, new understanding of what the ministry is about,” he said. “It’s a very vital program for the effectiveness in the ministry of the church.” Dr. Dick Martin, trustee emeritus, said since adding the doctoral degree the United Methodist Church has approved the seminary as a school for training its ministers. “That has made it possible to attract students that we might not otherwise attract,” he said.

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Staff members look through the hundreds of little rubber ducks that will be used in the race. single person in the room raised their ly member of an employee or resident hand, and nearly half of those had ex- who has undergone or is currently unperienced a loss in the past two years.” dergoing treatment. And so the stories go. Rose can pinSee CARILLON, 4A point an employee, resident or fami-

Woman airlifted to hospital after I-85 crash BY SHELLEY SMITH

SALISBURY — A China Grove woman was flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte after she lost control of her car and drove under an 18-wheeler. The rear tandems of the trailer ran over the driver’s side door, and then completely detached from the trailer. Robin Michelle Hayes, 34, of China Grove, was airlifted and her condition was unavailable Thursday night. The accident happened shortly after 3 p.m. N.C. State Trooper C.J. Doty has been unable to speak to Hayes, but did talk to several witnesses on scene. According to Doty and the witnesses,



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KANNAPOLIS — As the band Déjà Vu warmed up in the gazebo at Veterans Park, people old and young gathered, laying out blankets and setting up lawn chairs. Soon, the band started their set, including covers from the ’60s, ’70s and beyond. This is the third year that the city of Kannapolis has sponsored the Thursdays on Main concert series in Veterans Park, a lunchtime concert for anyone who wants to come. “We needed something for the community to come together,” said Becky Tolle, the city’s special events coordinator. “We decided to offer a lunch time music series. There was a niche we could fill and we did.” The series will run through June, with bands playing from approximately 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the park next to First Baptist Church on the corner of Main Street and First Avenue. All of the concerts are free. Performances will feature everything from jazz to classical and big band, as well as cover bands like Deja Vu, under the trees in Veterans Park. Concert goers are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch or buy food from vendors showcased each week. Parking is available on-street in downtown Kannapolis. James and Katherine Carter have lived in Kannapolis their whole lives. They come to the concerts to get out of the house. “It’s a break in the week,” said Katherine. “Something to do.” If she wasn’t at the concert, she said, “I’d probably just clean the house.” “It’s a good community activity,” said Freddie Lewis, a Lifeskills teacher at A.L. Brown High School. He brings his students to the concerts every week to help learn social skills and have a little fun. The students, part of the moderate to severe intellectual disabilities class at the school, have a blast. Most dance with others at the concerts, or simply shake their groove thing alone. With smiles on their faces and a bounce in their steps, it’s not hard to see they have a good time at the concerts.

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CARILLON FROM 3a It’s those stories that prompted Rose and the staff of Carillon to combine their cancer fundraiser – Duck Days, where anyone can come to the center and participate in a duck race – with Relay for Life. “We’ve never, other than piggybacking off of Relay, had any involvement with it,” said Rose. That changes this year. “I thought it was very important, given everything that’s gone on with us, to be involved.” Rose and a group from Carillon will take ducks to Relay for Life, offering them in exchange for donations. The donor can then bring the duck to Carillon on Saturday for the duck races. Ducks are raced in guttering cut in half and filled with water. Participants shoot the ducks with water guns and race them to the finish line. In addition to the Relay for Life event, ducks will also be available at Carillon on Saturday for their Duck Days, which will include a yard sale and arts and crafts festival from 8 a.m. to noon. Rose and the staff at Carillon have only raised a few hundred dollars for the American Cancer Society with the Duck Days events in the past, mainly because they’ve just wanted to make the event about awareness. They only ask for donations at the end of the day from vendors and yard sale participants, never setting a specified amount to participate. And ducks generally go for around $4 per duck on the day of the races. This year though, Rose said that’s changed. The group has already raised more than any other Duck Days in the past and the event doesn’t even start until tonight. “I said, we need to step it up,” said Rose. One of the reasons she decided to push Relay for Life this year was because of Janie Speaks, a former resident who passed


Maria Stracuzzi helps out staff members look through the hundreds of little rubber ducks that will be used in a rain gutter duck race. away of cancer in April 2010. “She was probably the most humble person I ever met,” said Rose, remembering her dear friend and resident of the center. Speaks had battled breast cancer, but “you’d never know until the day she died she was battling it.” Rose and the other employees of Carillon all agree that it was Speaks who taught them much about courage, and fighting a battle like cancer. “I think about her every day.” “People talk about the miracle of birth,” said Rose. “There’s so much beauty in the miracle of death.” Relay for Life begins tonight at 5 p.m. at the Rowan County Fairgrounds. With more than $180,000 raised so far, and 121 teams participating, Rose and the rest of the gang at Carillon expect this to be the best year ever. They hope people will come from Relay on Saturday morning and go over to Carillon and check out the Duck Days there. Gates open at 5 p.m. on Friday and events last through Saturday morning. Relay for Life raises money

for the American Cancer Society, celebrates cancer survivors and remembers those who have been claimed by the disease. There will be food, games and entertainment. Admission is free, but organizers ask people attending to donate canned food items to go to China Grove Mission. Teams will also be accepting donations during the event. There will be traffic issues surrounding the event this evening, including: • Julian Road will be completely closed at the Rowan County Fairgrounds, probably around 3 p.m. — depending on when the traffic volume picks up. All traffic coming in the road will have to turn into a parking lot. Everything coming from I85 will turn to the right toward the recycling centeranimal shelter area. • All the parking on the fairgrounds site will be for survivors and handicapped, approximately 150-200 spaces. Having placards displayed will help things go faster. It will be easier for most coming from the I-85 side. • Guest speakers will have a designated area in the fenced-in area at the cattle barn entrance and should enter from the Old Concord Road area if possible. • All other traffic coming in from Old Concord Road will have to turn left into the parking area. There will be a limited number of survivor and handicapped parking on that side. • There is also parking at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College; city buses will be shuttling to the fairgrounds. • Anyone wanting to drop off equipment etc., can start doing so today. Those who need to drop off items on Friday are asked to be outside the fence by 4:30 p.m. due to foot traffic picking up. There will also be limited parking behind the barns for those who need to park on the inside. For more information on Relay for Life, visit

Christine G. Reaves

Tina Ballard Bost

GREENSBORO — Christine G. Reaves, of Greensboro, passed away at her home Saturday, May 7, 2011. She was born Sept. 12, 1955, to the late James E. Gaither, Sr. and Laurissa McConneaughey Gaither. She was educated in the Salisbury public school system, graduating from Salisbury High School in 1973. She attended North Carolina Central University and graduated with a BA Degree in History. She received the Master of Education Degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Christine was a lifelong educator. Most recently, she taught in the Basic Education Department at Davidson County Community College. Previously, she taught at Allen Jr. High School and Dudley High School. She leaves to cherish her memory one son, Thomas Dalton Reaves; three brothers, James E. Gaither, Jr., Theodore M. Gaither, Charles A. Gaither; five sisters, Yvonne G. (Lewis) Brown, Annie G. (Gregory) Duncan, Patricia G. Cowan,; Jacquelyn G. (Darrell) Rankin, Margarita G. Bethelmy; two sistercousins, Linda B. (Eugene) Ebron and Randi Bost; one aunt, Vida M. Germany; seven nephews; 13 nieces; five great-nephews; five greatnieces; and a host of cousins and friends. Service and Visitation: Funeral services will be held at Trinity AME Zion Church, 631 E. Florida St., Greensboro at 2 p.m. Saturday. A family visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. prior to the funeral services at the church. Arrangements made by Perry J. Brown Funeral Home, 909 E. Market St. Greensboro, NC 27401. Obituary courtesy of Mitchell & Fair Funeral Service in Salisbury.

ROCKWELL — Mrs. Tina Ballard Bost, 55, of Reids Pecan Drive, blessed heaven with her presence Wednesday, May 11, 2011. Mrs. Bost was born April 23, 1956, in Alexandria County, Va. She was a daughter of Edward Jack Ballard of Kannapolis and the late Peggy Ingram Ballard. She worked at Fieldcrest-Cannon for 17 years and was later employed as a secretary with NCDOT. Mrs. Bost, in addition to her father, is survived by her husband, Jerry R. Bost; two sons, Bryan Bost of Rockwell and Aaron Bost of Salisbury; and three sisters, Kristie Hanno of Salisbury, Cheryl Covington of Concord and Michelle Holder of Kannapolis. She was a member of Holy Power Church. Tina enjoyed making various crafts and also loved her family dearly. Tina was always willing to help people in their time of need. Service: A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. today, May 13, at Lady's Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Bill Cutshaw will officiate. Interment will follow at Brookhill Memorial Gardens in Rockwell. Visitation: The family will receive friends today from 10-11 a.m. at Lady's Funeral Home. At other times, the family will be at the residence. Memorials: Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Power Church, 128 Reids Pecan Drive, Rockwell, NC 28138. Remembrances may be made to the family at Lady's Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family of Mrs. Bost.

Bill to rename Yadkin River Bridge passes


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CRASH FROM 3a Hayes was in the right-hand southbound lane of exit 68 and ran off the shoulder. A witness told Doty the car jerked to the left and drove under the 18-wheeler. The rear tandems of the trailer went right over her, and the impact sent her back into the exit ramp, Doty said.

The driver of the tractortrailer truck, Gabriel Medina, 42 and of Texas, was able to keep control of the truck and trailer, moving to the shoulder of I-85. The trailer drug for about a quarter of a mile, and left nearly 1-inch indentions in the road. Hayes’ legs were pinned underneath the dash of her four-door Oldsmobile Aurora. Emergency responders had to cut the driver’s side door off, the roof of the car,

and cut the dash in half to get Hayes out of the car and to the hospital. Hayes was talking to responders at the scene, but was in a lot of pain, Doty said. Her injuries are unknown. Exit 68 was reopened around 6 p.m. Responders included Bostian Heights Fire Department, Rowan EMS, Rowan Rescue, CMC AirCare, N.C. DOT and the Highway Patrol.

The state bill to rename the Yadkin River Bridge in honor of veterans passed the House in a unanimous vote Wednesday. It has now been sent to the Senate. N.C. Rep. Fred Steen, who represents part of Rowan County, introduced House Bill 490 to name the new bridge being built on Interstate 85 the “Yadkin River Veterans Memorial Bridge.” Construction is underway to replace the aging bridge that currently spans the Yadkin River between Rowan and Davidson counties. The project began in late September 2010 and is expected to finish in January 2013. It also includes the widening of about 3 miles of adjacent interstate.

Christ United Methodist holding flapjack fundraiser SALISBURY — Christ United Methodist Church is hosting a Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday, May 21, at Applebee’s to fund various events at the church’s family life center. The Flapjack Fundraiser at 205 Faith Road starts at 7 a.m. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased by contacting Chloe Goho at 704-431-4998. Breakfast includes a short stack of pancakes, sausage, milk, juice and coffee. Applebee’s will partner with any local nonprofit organization to raise money with breakfasts on a Saturday or Sunday morning. Cost to the organization is around $2 a meal. To request a Flapjack Fundraiser, visit www.

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Students from The ark Preschool enjoy the concert at Thursdays on Main.

MOVIN’ FROM 3a The concerts continue on Thursdays through June 30. Included in the line-up: May 19 – Acoustic Super-



show (Superglide Unplugged) May 26 – White Chocolate June 2 – LJTT (Little Johnny Trailer Trash) June 9 – Movin’ On Bluegrass June 16 – Naked Blue & Ellen Cherry

June 23 – SoundBarrier June 30 – Sea Cruz Restaurants that will be showcased include Old Stone Vino, the Sweet Pickle Bakery and Chef Jeff. The city is working to find another restaurant to fill two weeks on the schedule.

The Animal Care Center of Salisbury will host a rabies clinic from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Rabies vaccines for cats and dogs will be available for $10. Animals must be at least 4 months old. The center is located at 1500 E. Innes St., at the corner of Stokes Ferry Road and Innes Street.

Nola Trammell Wise

KANNAPOLIS — Nola Nichols Trammell Wise, 88, of Caremoor Retirement Center in Kannapolis, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011. Mrs. Wise was born Nov. 26, 1922, in Johnston County, the daughter of the late Benjamin F. Nichols and the late Minnie Sellers Nichols. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands Joe Trammell and Joe Newsome; and sisters Elsie Mann and Varnita Lamm. Mrs. Wise was a graduate of Cannon High School and was a member of Kannapolis Church of God. She was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother. She is survived by her husband, Richard L. Wise; son Fred S. Trammell and wife Brenda; grandson Mark Trammell; granddaughter Amy Trammell Greer and husband Jeff; great-grandchildren Amanda and Kristin Trammell and Jonathan and Justin Greer; sister Mary Inez Kepley; brother Stephen Franklin Nichols; and a number of nieces and nephews. Service and Visitation: The funeral is at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 14, at Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Barbara Watkins. Burial will take place at Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 12:30-2 p.m. before the service. At other times they will be at the home of son Fred Trammell, 2234 Kenwood Drive, Kannapolis. The family would like to thank all the staff at Caremoor Retirement Center for the love and care given to Mrs. Wise for the last four years. Memorials: can be made to Kannapolis Church of God, 2211 W. “A” St., Kannapolis, NC 28081. Online condolences can be Virgil (Gene) Queen left at: www.whitleysfuneralLEXINGTON — Virgil Eugene Queen, 89, formerly of South N.C. 150, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at Alston Jonathon G. Winecoff Brook Nursing KANNAPOLIS — Jonathon Home after a Glenn Winecoff, infant son of period of de- Brittany Ann Christy Wineclining health. coff and Robert Marshall Mr. Queen Winecoff, was born into the was born Nov. 16, 1921, in hands of the Lord Sunday, Rowan County to John Farris May 8, 2011, at Carolinas Queen and Viola Mae Orrell Medical Center-NorthEast in Queen. Also preceding him in Concord. death were his wife, Annie In addition to his parents, Lorene Edwards Queen; and Jonathon is survived by his stepson, Terry Edwards; and sister, Haleo Ann Winecoff; his parents, John Farris brother Jason Scott Winecoff; Queen and Viola Mae Orrell maternal grandparents, JarStaley. rett and Heather Moss and He retired from North Robert and Jackie Christy; Carolina Finishing Company paternal grandparents Robert and was a member of Smith and Felicia Winecoff; materGrove Baptist Church. He nal great-grandparents Lynn served in the U.S. Air Force and Patsy Dagenhart; and paduring World War II. ternal great-grandparents Mr. Queen enjoyed hunting Carolyn Furr and Leonard and fishing and was a former and Glenda Hunter. member of Salisbury Bass Service: A graveside serClub. He was a former vice was held Thursday, May Churchland volunteer fire- 12 at Carolina Memorial Park. man. Rev. Joel Ervin officiated. He is survived by a stepRemembrances may be daughter, Brenda Gobble of made to the family at www.laRockwell; one uncle, Howard Orrell of Lexington; and a Lady's Funeral Home & special caregiver, Sheila Crematory is assisting Price of Lexington. Jonathon's family. The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of Alston Brook for all their loving care. Service and Visitation: Funeral Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 15 at Smith Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Smith Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Smith Grove Baptist Church. Memorials: May be given to the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at

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Hood Theological Seminary history


1903 — The seminary began as a theological department of Livingstone College and in 1904 was elevated to school status. 1906 — The cornerstone was laid for a new building to be named Hood Theological Seminary after a renowned bishop of the A.M.E. Zion Church, Bishop James Walker Hood. 1965 — Another new seminary building was erected adjacent to the Livingstone College campus, and was named the W. J. Walls Center in honor of Bishop and Mrs. William Jacob Walls, whose generosity and leadership spearheaded the erection of the building. 1970s-80s — The seminary’s enrollment averaged 30 students. 1994 — Hood’s current president, Dr. Albert J. D. Aymer, began serving as dean of the seminary, with a focus on raising the academic quality of the graduate school and growing enrollment. 1998 — Hood Theological Seminary achieved full accreditation in the Association of Theological Schools in the U.S.A. and Canada (ATS). 1999 — Hood received approval by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church as a recognized seminary for training ministerial students for that denomination. 2001 — Hood obtained independence from Livingstone College and became a free-standing seminary and graduate school with its own board of trustees. Aymer was appointed and inaugurated as Hood’s first president ATS granted the seminary permission to offer the advanced graduate degree program in continuing preparation for ministry — the doctor of ministry degree 2002 — The rapidly growing student body reaches more than 200 students, and Hood struggles to meet their educational needs on its small Thomas Street campus. 2003 — The seminary bought the former Days Inn Hotel, just off Interstate 85 east of Salisbury, and converted it into a new seminary campus July 2004 — A service of dedication was held for the new property. September 2005 — The seminary opened the fall semester of classes in the renovated facility on the campus where it is now located. 2006 — Hood welcomed 13 new students to the first class of its extension program in Alabama. Spring 2010 — Hood Seminary celebrated the largest graduating class in its 106-year history, including the first official graduates from the Alabama extension campus. Today — Hood Theological Seminary students are Protestant (of 16 different denominations) and Roman Catholic, black and white, male and female, and represent a diversity of ages and backgrounds.

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Changes Since breaking away from Livingstone, Aymer has implemented several things he believes are essential to a thriving seminary.


Bishop Joseph Johnson, left, walks with hood staff and faculty members touring the former Days Inn campus in 2004.

“When I came, most of the students were A.M.E. Zion and there were a few Baptists; now we have representations from all denominations.” DR. DORA MBUWAYESANGO Associate professor, Old Testament

First, he worked to host annual public lectures with varying topics. “It infuses both the community and the school with knowledge from some of the leading persons in specific fields,” Aymer said. “Education helps you to see people differently, see the work differently, live differently.” Next, Aymer worked to create eight endowed scholarships. “We didn’t have any,” he said. “We needed those to help our students pay the bills.” Before separating from Livingstone, Aymer completely retooled Hood’s curriculum, modeling it after the divinity schools of Yale, Duke and Drew universities. “I looked at what was good in all three and what I thought needed to be distinctive about Hood,” he said. Aymer said the seminary also began an exten-

sion program in Alabama in 2006. The program, set up on the campus of Lomax Hannon College in Greenville, Ala., is facilitated through interactive video conferencing. The technology allows students there to attend classes hosted in Salisbury, listening and talkwith professors ing through cameras and microphones. The first set of graduates from the Alabama campus participated in commencement last spring.

Aymer’s leadership Storey said Aymer’s leadership has propelled the seminary foward since he joined the staff in 1994. “He’s just been wonderful,” he said. “He’s so talented. Everybody appreciates his good work.” Martin said there is no question that Hood has thrived in Aymer’s hands. Kluttz said Aymer is al-

ways looking toward the future. “He has pushed forward to keep getting better,” she said. “In spite of tough times, he’s kept the aim high. “He’s pushed and Hood’s become stronger because of those tough times.” But Aymer said as Hood marks its 10-year anniversary as a separate institution, he attributes the success to the “grace of God.” “It’s a combination of things,” he said. “The support of the church, the benefactors who looked upon us kindly and, of course, careful management of our resources.”

Provided by Margaret Kluttz, Hood development officer

Contact reporter Sarah Campbell at 704-797-7683.

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Aymer said the biggest challenge the seminary has faced since separating from Livingstone has been finding a facility to meet its needs. “We wanted to relocate to a place that could accommodate a growing institution like this,” he said. The seminary remained in Livingstone’s building at the end of West Thomas Street until 2005. “The building where we were in was built to accommodate about 50 students,” he said. “When we split we had well over 100 students.” Offices and classrooms were in “one little building,” Aymer said. As the seminary began searching for a new place to call home, Mona Lisa Wallace, a partner in the law firm of Wallace & Graham, suggested the former Days Inn Hotel off Interstate 85. “She asked would an older hotel work and we said ‘yes,’” Aymer said. “At the time we said yes we didn’t have a dime to buy it.” Aymer said the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church stepped in to purchase the property. The church also provided money for the renovation. Margaret Kluttz, Hood’s development officer, said the seminary raised the additional funds needed for the remodel through community support. The property was dedicated in July 2004 and opened for classes the following fall. “The new campus is far superior to what we had in the single old building on Livingstone’s campus,” Martin said.

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Horizons Unlimited offers summer camps

Events at the East Rowan YMCA: Mother’s Morning Out — Wednesday. 9 a.m.-noon • June 15, 22, 29 • July 6, 13, 20, 27 • Aug. 3, 10, 17 Ages: 35 years old Cost: $10 YMCA members; $15, potential members. Day Camp — Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. • Week 1: June 13-17 • Week 2: June 20-24 • Week 3: June 27-July 1 • Week 4: July 5- 8 • Week 5: July 11-15 • Week 6: July 18-22 • Week 7: July 25- 29 • Week 8: Aug. 1-5 • Week 9: Aug. 8-12 • Week 10: Aug 15-19 • Week 11: Aug 22-25 Ages: Rising first grade to eighth grade Cost: $25 (one-time fee) registration; $95/week YMCA

member; $135/week potential member; $50/per two days YMCA member; $75/per two days, potential member. Super Star Camp — MondayFriday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. • July 11-15 Ages: 6-11-years-old (girls) Weekly Swim Sessions Monday-Thursday. Minnow, Fish/Flying Fish, Shark 3:30-4:15 p.m. Ray and Starfish, 4:15- 5 p.m. Parent/Child, 5-5:30 p.m. Pike and Eel, 5:30- 6:15 p.m. Polliwog and Guppy, 6:15 -7 p.m. • Week 1: May 30-June 2 • Week 2: June 6-9 • Week 3: June 13-16 • Week 4: June 20-23 • Week 5: June 27-30 • Week 6: July 11-14 • Week 7: July 18- 21 • Week 8: July 25- 28

• Week 9: Aug. 1-4 Cost: $20 YMCA member, $40 potential member. Rugrats Gym and Swim Tuesday and Thursday mornings — Gym, 10:15-10:45 a.m.; pool 11-11:30 a.m. • Session 1: June 14-23 • Session 2: June 28-July 7 • Session 3: July 12-21 • Session 4: July 26-Aug. 4 • Session 5: Aug 9-18 • Session 6: Sept 13-22 Ages: 3-5-years-old Cost: $40 YMCA members; $80, potential members Open Basketball League — Registration: April 30-May 28 Season begins: June 6 Age: 17 and over Cost: $400 per team Open Co-ed Volleyball — Registration begins: April 30-May 28 Season begins: June 6 Age: 17 and over Cost: $320 per team

CrimeRoundup SALISBURY — A tip to Salisbury Police led to the arrest of a suspected crack dealer on Shaver Street Wednesday night, authorities said. The Salisbury Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Unit received information that BLACKWELL John Blackwell was around 214 N. Shaver St. selling crack cocaine, a report said. After watching Blackwell make a transaction, members of the drug unit and Police Interdiction Team approached Blackwell and found him with

1 gram of crack cocaine. Blackwell, 28, of 527 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver crack cocaine and received a $5,000 secured bond. He made his first appearance in court Thursday morning. Police said officers noticed the living conditions at the 214 N. Shaver St. residence were hazardous, and Chris Branham, the city’s code enforcer, was contacted and is working to “resolve the issues,” police said.

16-year-old charged with assault on child SALISBURY — A 16-yearold was charged with assault on a child after police say she approached a woman at Lincoln Park in Salisbury, got into an argument with her, and hit her in

the face and wrist, also hitting the victim’s 2-year-old child. Tilesha Lacree Lee, of China Grove, turned herself in to authorities Wednesday on charges of assault on a child and simple assault. She was released on a written promise to appear in court. Police said the victim, Ganine Leach, 22, was playing in the park with her child on April 25 Lee when came up to her and said LEE she wanted to fight. The report said Leach picked up her child and tried to leave, but Lee struck her in the face and wrist, also striking her child. Lee’s first appearance in court is May 23.

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ing. Join us for one week of fun and engaging activities that will get you thinking, building and playing. If you are entering the sixth or seventh grade next fall and love to think creatively, this camp is for you! Instructor: Tonya Brinegar-German. Science Rocks — Rising first and second graders • Aug. 1-4, 8 a.m. until noon. Cost: $100 (includes all camp materials and a daily snack). Maximum enrollment: 20 campers. Science Rocks! will spark children’s imagination and curiosity through fun, interactive and educational programs that instill a clear understanding of what science is really all about and how it affects their world. The 4-day camp will include big ideas in science including engineering, forensics, chemistry and ecology. Instructor: Anne Ellis, science specialist. Horizons Unlimited.

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snack). Maximum enrollment: 20 campers. Let’s celebrate the “Year of the Solar System.” We’ll build telescopes; view the stars in the planetarium; relax with laser shows; do solar observing; make a star map and other astronomy tools; learn about planets, rockets, space travel and more. Instructor: Patsy Wilson, science specialist, Horizons Unlimited. Summer Engineering Experience for Girls — Rising sixthand seventh-grade girls. • July 18-21, 8 a.m. until noon. Cost: $100 (includes all camp materials and a daily snack). Maximum enrollment: 25 campers. Design bridges or windmills, explore sustainable living and biological membranes, and many more engineering activities. This 4-day, hands-on camp involves classroom activities and experiments to help you learn about the many fields of engineer-

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Horizons Unlimited will offer the following camps this summer. The list published in Wednesday’s Salisbury Post was from 2010. Mysteries of Science — rising fifth- and sixth-graders • July 11-14, 8 a.m. until noon. Cost: $100 (includes all camp materials and a daily snack). Maximum enrollment: 25 campers. Come discover the mysteries of science as we create watersheds, observe animal behaviors, and design T-shirts. Participants will explore different mysteries each day as we explore the mysteries of physics, chemical reactions, our natural world and environmental science. Instructor: Tonya Brinegar-German, science specialist, Horizons Unlimited Astronomy’s Awesome — rising third- and fourth-graders • July 18-21, 8 a.m. until noon. Cost: $100 (includes all camp materials and a daily


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Daughters of Confederacy to present veterans with medals A service to be conducted by the Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78, United Daughters of the Confederacy, will honor seven U.S. Army, Navy and Coast Guard veterans with eight medals Saturday. The ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. in the Stanback Auditorium of the Rowan Public Library. The awards honor lineal descendants of Confederate veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The service is open to the public, and a special invitation is extended to all veterans and past recipients of UDC medals. A reception will follow the service. The bestowal of UDC medals to veterans dates back to 1898 when the UDC resolved that every Confederate veteran should receive a medal now known as “The Southern Cross of Honor.” The small bronze medals were in the shape of a Maltese Cross, and they were to be worn only by Confederate veterans. Although many veterans were buried with their crosses, some remain in the hands of their descendants and others can be viewed in museums. The first Southern Cross bestowed was in 1900, and by 1913, there were 78,761 awarded. The last was presented in 1959 posthumously to Rear Admiral Raphael Semmes. The UDC began to honor lineal descendants of Confederate veterans who served during war periods in 1922. Each Cross of Military Service has the color of ribbon used by the military during a particular war period, and each bronze medal is suspended from a ribbon by the entwined monogram “UDC.” A National Defense Medal was approved in 1991, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Medal was approved in 1995. Past recipients of UDC medals include Gen. John A. LeJeune, Gen. Omar Nelson Bradley, Col. Joseph E. Wheeler, Col. Warren Jefferson Davis, Rear Admiral Thomas P. Magruder, 2nd Lt. George Edward Pickett III, Lt. Gen.

George Smith Patton, Jr., Maj. Alvin C. York, Capt. James Ewell Brown Stuart II, Vice Admiral Fitzhugh Lee III, Col. Edmund Kirby-Smith, Rear Admiral Beverly Mosby Coleman, and Gen. William Childs Westmoreland. Chapter President Trudy Hall and Recorder of Military Service Awards Sue Curtis will present the medals using the UDC Ritual. Hoke Historian Sandra Boyer, member Judy Smith-Ballard and incoming member Dianne Hall will participate. Nancy Sloop will present patriotic music on her keyboard. Government flags and ones from the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard will be among those displayed. Frank Grady Hall III, past governor of the Order of the Founders and Patriots of America, will deliver remarks. Here’s a rundown of medals being given out Saturday: • Eugene Morrison Adkins III will receive the World War I Cross of Military Service for his grandfather, Eugene Morrison Adkins Sr., who died November 1971 in Greenwood, S.C. Adkins Sr. entered the U.S. Army in June 1918 in Lynchburg, Va., and was in Co. A, Command Center Transportation Corps. He served in the United States and France and received the Victory Medal before honorably discharged in May 1919. His great great-grandfather, Pvt. Green Berry Adkins, entered Confederate service June 1861 at Callands, Va., in Co. B, 38th Va. Infantry, and served until January 1865. Green Berry Adkins was married to Martha Eleanor Lawrence. • Dianne Hall will accept the World War II Cross of Military Service for her grandfather, Perry Cameron Crowell Sr., who served honorably in the U.S. Navy, Co. A, 5th Medical Battalion, 5th Marine Division. Crowell entered service in October 1942 at Salisbury and received the Asiatic Pacific, American Theater, and World War II Victory medals. He was discharged November 1945.

His great-grandfather was Pvt. William Curtis Ennis of Salisbury who enlisted in Rowan County July 1862 in Co. K, 57th Regiment N.C. Troops, and served until April 9, 1865, when he surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Va. He took the Oath of Allegiance in Salisbury in June 1865. Ennis was married to Clementine M. Elliot. • Hall will accept the World War II Cross of Military Service for her father, Robert Doyle Hartman Sr., who served honorably in the U.S. Navy on several ships including the USS H.A. Bass. Mr. Hartman entered service in January 1943. He received the Asiatic Pacific with 2 Stars, American Area, and Victory medals and was discharged November 1947. His great-grandfather, Pvt. Daniel Hartman, served in Co. D, 10th Regiment N.C. State Troops (1st Regiment N.C. Artillery), known as the “Rowan Artillery.” He enlisted in Rowan County in March 1862 and was paroled April 9, 1865, at Appomattox Court House, Va. Daniel Hartman was married to Letitis L. Earnhart. • Hall will also accept the Korean War Cross of Military Service for her father who served in the U.S. Army, enlisting in July 1952 at Camp Hakata Kyushu, Japan as a sergeant. He received the Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and U.N. Service Medal and was discharged in July 1958 after serving in Japan, Korea and the United States. Robert Doyle Hartman, Sr. was a resident of Salisbury prior to his death in July 1966. His great-grandfather was Pvt. Daniel Hartman, who served in Co. D, 10th Regiment N.C. State Troops (1st Regiment NC Artillery). • Beauford Ray Smith of Greensboro will receive the National Service Medal for military duty during the Korean War. Smith entered service in November 1953 at Durham in the U.S. Coast Guard and was on the USCGC Iris. Engineman 2nd Class Smith received the National Service Defense Medal and was dis-

charged in September 1957. His great-grandfather, Pvt. Christopher Columbus Clark, entered Confederate service in May 1861 in Guilford County and served in Co. E, 22nd Regiment N.C. Troops. He was captured April 1865 and imprisoned at Point Lookout, Md., until taking the Oath of Allegiance in June 1865. Clark was married to Mary L. Gray. • Eugene Morrison Adkins III of Cleveland will receive the Vietnam Conflict Cross of Military Service. He enlisted in October 1970 at Fort Jackson, S.C., in the U.S. Navy and was on active duty in Vietnam on the USS Joseph Hewes. He was honorably discharged in October 1974 as an anti-submarine warfare operator 3rd class. Adkins received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Combat Action Ribbon. His great great-grandfather was Pvt. Green Berry Adkins, who served in Co. B, 38th Va. Infantry.

• Steven Lee Shoe of Mooresville will receive the National Defense Medal for military duty during the Vietnam Conflict. Shoe entered the U.S. Army in August 1967 in Charlotte and served in Co. D, 19th Maintenance Battalion, Quartermaster Corps. Sgt. Shoe served in the U.S., Korea and Germany and received the National Defense Service Medal and Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal before he was discharged in July 1970. His great-great-grandfather was Cpl. John Calhoon Wilhelm, who entered Confederate service in March 1862 in Rowan County in Co. G, 42nd Regiment N.C. Troops. He was captured March 1865, sent to Point Lookout, Md., and released June 1865 after taking the Oath of Allegiance. Wilhelm was married to Sara A. Ketchie. • Scott Lamar Brown of Cleveland will receive the National Defense Medal for military duty during the Persian

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Rowan Rose Show is next Saturday Rowan Rose Society’s annual Rose Show will be held at the Salisbury Mall, 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd. W., from 1-7 p.m., on Saturday, May 21 and from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, May 22. This is a new location. Admission is free. The show will feature hundreds of rose blooms including new varieties, fragrant old roses and miniature roses. A special display will contain award winners from each class, including Queen of the Show. Society members will be available to answer questions about rose culture. In addition to displays of individual roses, a section will be devoted to flower arrangements emphasizing the use of roses. All area rose growers are welcome to enter roses between 6:30-10 a .m. Saturday morning. At the close of the show on Sunday, show roses will be sold with proceeds to benefit the American Rose Society. For more information, call Clyde Harriss at 704-633-7024.

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Noise in woods likely cicadas; dropping magnolia leaves OK BY DARRELL BLACKWELDER For the Salisbury Post

ALISBURY — Plants are blooming, weeds are growing and insects are becoming an annoyance, sparking numerous e-mails and phone conversations. Below are some questions that Cooperative Extension has received over the past few days. Q: I have a pasture that is full of a weed that has a yellow, tall flower. They are in full bloom now and are all over the county. How do I get rid of them? A: “One man’s flower is often another man’s weed.” With apologies to Clyde, your weed is probably false dandelion. It can grow either as a winter annual or a biennial. Specialists at N.C. State University recommend you maintain a dense, active fescue through proper mowing, fertilizing and watering practices. It is best to control this biennial broadleaf weed in spring or fall, if actively growing at these times. Use a post-emergence broadleaf weed herbicide labeled for pastures. Q: I have the strange noise in my woods that is driving me crazy. It goes on all night long. My neighbors are com-


plaining. What is this noise and how do I control it? A: Sounds like your cicadas have arrived. Some refer to these as 17 year locusts, but these are not true locusts. There are several species of periodical cicadas. Some emerge on 13year cycles and some emerge on 17-year cycles. Periodical cicadas sing and fly in spring, whereas other species of cicadas are active during the summer. There is really no practical control for the insect. Go to notes/O&T/shrubs/note17/ note17.html for more complete information about the insect and its life cycle. Q: My magnolia tree is dropping a lot of leaves. Is there a problem with the magnolia trees in our area? A: Magnolias and other evergreen trees naturally drop leaves and replace them each year. It is very common and your trees should be OK. Q: I have some squash that are rotting on the end. I am giving them plenty of water. What can cause them to rot like this? A: Blossom end rot is commonly thought of as a problem that affects tomatoes but it can also affect squash and other vegetables. Blossom

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Squash shows blossom-end rot. end rot in squash and other vegetables is due to a calcium deficiency. This can be exacerbated by lack of water, too much water, cold weather and other forces that can stress a plant. When a plant doesn’t get proper amounts of calcium while the fruit is developing, cells don’t develop correctly, especially on the end of the fruit which grows the fastest. Make sure the soil is properly limed and irrigate correctly. Darrell Blackwelder is the County Extension Director with horticulture responsibilities with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service in Rowan County. Learn more about Cooperative Extension events and activities by calling 704-216-8970 or online at

Tapestries add texture, warmth to a room

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If you’re looking for something that will add a little oomph to your home decor, but aren’t sure exactly what will do the trick, consider a wall tapestry. A wall tapestry is a woven cloth used for decoration. A tapestry will be a design in the weave of the cloth, or it may be a woven cloth with a design painted onto it after it has been woven. Tapestries are usually large, so proper placement needs to be considered. You will want to highlight the wall art, so a large, vacant wall is ideal. Sometimes the tapestry is divided into two or three pieces creating one design. These are called diptychs if divided in two, or triptychs if divided into three parts. On an oversized wall, a diptych or triptych is helpful, because you can space them a bit to take up more room on the wall. Typical places for these large tapestries are over the fireplace, on the wall by the staircase, on a large wall with a high ceiling or alone on an accent wall. There are smaller tapestries that would do well over a headboard or over a sofa or loveseat. Wherever you place this art, be sure that it fits in with the rest of the decor. A very traditional tapestry will look out of place in an other-


Be good to your body when gardening or you’ll pay for it later S ALISBURY — The planting frenzy is now upon us, with retail outlets bombarded with home gardeners anticipating a colorful summer and an abundance of vegetables. After a few days’ of work in the garden, most have one thing in comDARRELL mon — we aren't able to BLACKWELDER function normally for two or three days from over-exertion. Being somewhat dormant

for a relatively long winter causes unused muscles to become stiff and tight. Over-exertion and soreness take much of the pleasure out of spring gardening. Below are a few tips that may make gardening efforts less painful. • Stretch before strenuous work. Athletes stretch and warm up before entering their field of battle. Home gardeners should do likewise when battling weeds and planting. • Take frequent breaks, especially during hot and humid weather. Work early mornings or late in the afternoon, avoiding the heat of

the day. • Use labor saving devices. Those with a touch of arthritis should use ergonomically correct tools. Knee pads work wonders for the knee caps, reducing strain from tasks that require constant bending. Padded-handle tools with large grips reduce strain of extended gripping. Use soft leather gloves to reduce incidence of blisters. • Use proper tools for the job. Tools should be sharp and in good shape. You may have to read instructions to learn how to properly use garden equipment. • Protect your skin.

Wear a hat when working outdoors. Broad-brimmed hats reduce chance of melanoma (skin cancer) to the face and neck. Baseball caps offer minimal protection — be sure to use sunscreens on the ears and neck. Sunscreens are beneficial in reducing harmful rays of the sun. Use sunscreen and lip balm with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher. Apply a generous amount of sunscreen (about a palmful) and reapply after swimming, toweling dry or perspiring. Use sunscreen even on hazy or overcast days. • Protect exposed areas

from insect pests with repellents. Mosquitoes can make outdoor gardening miserable, especially in late evening. Check yourself regularly for ticks. • Sore muscles and aches may be quelled with over-the- counter pain relievers. Consult your family doctor if there is any doubt about which pain reliever to take. • Consult your doctor if you are unsure about your health. Gardening is hard labor requiring extreme physical exertion in some cases. Physical exertion coupled with extreme temperatures could spell trouble.

• Have a realistic plan. Don’t try to achieve impossible goals. Save the herculean tasks when you have ample help or are in good shape. Darrell Blackwelder is the County Extension Director with horticulture responsibilities with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service in Rowan County. Learn more about Cooperative Extension events and activities by calling 704-2168970 or online at


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Boyfriend gets hit with bombshell Yes you can paint over wallpaper be about her mother’s new romance, I think it is completely understandable that she would be quite conflicted and thrown off — at least at first. Also vexing is the idea that her mother would confide in you but not in her. Your partner’s mother put you in a terrible spot. The best response would have been for you to say, “I’m really not comfortable keeping this sort of secret. Now that I know your news, it would be best if you gave her a call before I get home. I’m sure she’d like to talk to you about it.” Dear Amy: I was visiting a friend for the holiday who had relatives over. The relatives brought salad, fruit and dessert to supplement the dinner. As they were leaving, they helped themselves to the balance of the items they brought. I always thought that when you bring food to someone’s house, you shouldn’t expect to bring home your leftovers unless the hostess offers. Am I right? — Foodless Friend Dear Friend: Every family is different, but in mine, when a person brings a dish to share, the leftovers are often returned as they leave (along with the dish, washed and sparkling). Some leftovers are simply too dangerous to have around the host’s house. Not everyone dares to have my Aunt Lena’s tasty molded Jell-O salad sitting in the fridge, calling out for a midnight snack. Dear Amy: I had to reply to “Upset,” whose manipulative in-laws are about to move into their area. My mother was a manipulator. Pouting was her favorite tool. When she was confront-


to avoid exposing it to direct sunlight because it will fade over time if those rays cover the piece daily. A tapestry will add texture and warmth to a room. Choosing a good one is important. Look around and compare various tapestries to get a feel for what has integrity of composition. Check to be sure the art is well woven and is on the smooth side. The pieces will have some protrusions and some bumps as that might be part of the design, but pieces with loose weaves and/or un-

FROM 8A wise very contemporary room. Instead, an abstract pattern with bold colors and a striking pattern will do well in a modern or contemporary setting. For good assimilation, choose a tapestry that incorporates at least one or two colors already established in the room. And since a tapestry is made of fabric, you will want

ed about her behavior, she would resort to self-pity and tears. The confrontations were exhausting. I learned to leave her house the moment she started in. I would simply tell my kids to get their things together because it was time to go. When she would ask why, I simply repeated that it was time to leave. My older sister still marvels at how well this worked. One time my sister called me upset because she had stood up to our mom on the phone and mom had been very upset and was crying when the conversation ended. I said I’d drop by and check on her. I dropped by and found her puttering in the yard in great spirits, obviously feeling that her little act had had the desired effect. Always remember that manipulators have the hide of an alligator. — Cured Dear Cured: Manipulators will not change as long as their behavior gets them what they want. And sometimes, people just plow themselves into a rut and don’t bother behaving well. I have often suggested the “Kids, get your coats” statement as a calm and certain response to manipulation. I’m glad it worked for you. 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.

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Spring cleaning is in the air, and with it, so is light remodeling of our homes. Let’s talk about painting over existing wallpaper. Yes, it can be done. Before starting, it’s important to have all the necessary equipment. Here’s what you’ll need. Of course, the first step is paint. Check with the paint store to know how much you will need for the size of the room you are painting. A little extra is good — a little shy is not. You’ll also need primer, painter’s tape, plastic disposable drip cloths, rollers and brushes, paint trays and texture if you are going to texture the walls. And when you’re painting over wallpaper, one additional necessity is wallpaper touch-up glue that comes in a tube and is available at home stores. To begin, move all furniture out of the way — out of the room if possible so you have plenty of room to work and move ladders around. Lay plastic disposable drip cloths over the floor and over any furniture in the room. What is most tedious, but absolutely necessary, is taping the floorboards and trim so you have a clean edge of paint. Take time to lay the tape down straight and taut. You don’t want a jagged edge or paint drips on the wood. Remove light-switch plates and store the screws in a safe place. You might want to take the time to wash the plates before put-

natural bumps should be avoided. Then be sure to choose a pattern or subject that will hold your interest, one you will not tire of after a few months. We always look for a focal point in a room and, chosen and placed correctly, a wall tapestry could be the perfect choice. (Rosemary Sadez Friedmann, an interior designer in Naples, Fla., is author of “Mystery of Color,” available at Barnes & Noble Booksellers and

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ting them back on the wall after the paint is dry. If you are painting on a plain wall, you may start now. If you are painting over existing wallpaper, a little more prep work needs to be done. If there are any seams in the wallpaper that are a bit lifted, you need to re-glue them. Check all corners and seams to be sure all the paper is securely attached to the wall. You do not want the paint to soak in behind the paper or the paper will start to come off the wall. Next apply a quick-dry primer. You want the primer to dry quickly so it doesn’t absorb into the paper, causing it to possibly detach from the wall if it gets soaked. If the wallpaper is vinyl, you will need to use an oil-based primer. The reason for the primer is twofold: to create a solid base so the paint won’t absorb into the paper and to stop the wallpaper design from bleeding through the paint. Let the primer dry completely. The instructions on the can give an approximate drying


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GOP fumbles on Medicare n the 2010 elections, many of the 87 freshmen Republicans ran savage health-care attack ads, accusing Democratic opponents of gutting Medicare to pay for President Barack Obama’s health-care reform and putting access to medical care in the hands of government bureaucrats, the so-called death panels. Now, as Politico headlined, “Freshmen get taste of own medicine with new attacks.” Three weeks ago, House Republicans voted for a deficit-cutting 2012 budget plan that called for turning Medicare into a voucher system. Then they went home for a two-week recess to face a backlash from constituents. Their voucher plan was not well received, and it was surprisingly unpopular among seniors who wouldn’t be affected by the change. But a new Quinnipiac poll says that 60 percent of voters think Medicare should be left alone. The Democratic campaign committees rushed out attack ads accusing House Republicans of trying to abolish Medicare. The ads must have stung. This week, Obama received a surprising letter signed by 42 freshmen Republicans. It said, in essence: Call off the dogs. They wrote, “We ask that you stand above partisanship, condemn the disingenuous attacks and work with Congress to reform spending on entitlement programs,” one of which is, of course, Medicare. “As a freshman class, we have the opportunity to wipe the slate clean ...,” the letter continued. It is time, they wrote, “to reset the tone in Washington by ending the partisan bickering.” Of course, they can say that now because they’ve won their elections, and those of them backed by the Tea Party movement were sent here precisely to engage in partisan bickering. The House Republicans’ handling of Medicare has been a series of stumbles. Last week, the GOP leadership conceded that the Medicare reform plan was not politically viable and indicated that it would not waste political capital fighting for the plan. This was only a recognition of political reality as long as Democrats control the Senate. But it had the effect of pulling the rug out from under the rank and file that had barely finished voting for it. At the end of last week, the leadership reaffirmed its support for the Republican budget plan and its own commitment to “preserve and strengthen Medicare,” which is not what this budget does. And what about that call to rise above partisanship, petty politics and endless bickering? At this week’s end, the National Republican Congressional Campaign began roadtesting attack ads accusing Obama and other Democrats of planning to let Medicare go bankrupt and put seniors’ access to medical care in the hands of government bureaucrats.


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met Bobby Safrit a year and a half ago. Just out of the blue, one day he called and asked if I would be interested in playing the piano for his church. A mutual friend had given Bobby my name and number. I told him I would be willing to commit for a few months, but those few months have now turned into more than a year. Bobby is the volunteer music director at Franklin Baptist Church. It didn’t take long to realize that he enjoys life and squeezes DICY every ounce out MCCULLOUGH of every minute of every day. He’s had several careers, but probably the most exciting was when he worked as a paramedic for the Rowan County EMS. Bobby loves helping people, and this position put him right in the middle of his element. He was with the Rowan County EMS for 18 years and, in his own words, “witnessed many miracles.” One of those was an accident in which a car was destroyed, yet the baby’s car seat in the back had not been touched. After 18 years of dealing with life and death situations, he was ready for a change, so when offered a position with Mid-State Metals, he knew the time was right. Bobby met his wife, Betsy, when she was just 17 and he was 18. They dated for six years and married when Betsy

Justin Safrit, front, crosses a hanging bridge with father Bobby at a park in Tennessee. graduated from college with a teaching degree. They both wanted children and were excited at the birth of their first child, a boy. Even though Bobby had given much of his life in service to God, he became angry with God when he and Betsy realized there was something different about their son, Justin. Justin was not developing like other children his age, and even his Nana Safrit became concerned because when she tried to read to him he wouldn’t sit still for a story. Yet, it wasn’t until kindergarten that he was diagnosed as intellectually disabled. When Bobby heard the news, all he could see in front of him were the visions of things a father does with a son

disappearing before his eyes. It was a slow process of coming back from this heartbreak, but slowly he began to realize Justin’s life brought its own blessings. He credits Jtan Whisenant, Justin’s teacher at Overton, for teaching him how to cope with everyday life. Not only was he taught academic skills in her class, but he was also taught functional ones as well. When Justin was 5 years old, his sister, Tara, was born. As Tara grew, she became aware her brother was different. Even though she was protective, she would still pick at him, as any sibling might. Tara says she didn’t realize until she left for college two years ago just how much she would miss him. She then adds, “Justin makes you feel good about yourself because he’s always happy.” Over the years, Tara has helped her brother develop in ways Betsy and Bobby couldn’t. Justin is now 26 and capable of doing many things, one of which is running the sound system on Sunday mornings for church services. He learned how to do this by watching his dad and gradually just took over. He does a good job, and everyone is proud of what he has accomplished. The only thing is, if you ever show him how to do something one way, you better make sure you don’t make any changes in the way it’s done. Change is hard for him. As I was talking to Bobby and Tara after church a couple of Sundays ago, they revealed

Voters want and need flexibility Winston-Salem Journal

ake all of the changes that the past 20 years have brought to our lifestyles — the Internet, iPhones, shopping, etc. — and one word categorizes them: “flexibility.” In 2011, Americans want flexibility in performing their duties and in pursuing their interests. That’s why a voting bill filed in the state Senate makes absolutely no sense for today’s way of life. Sen. Jim Davis, R-Macon, wants to DAVIS curtail the flexibility that early voting has given North Carolinians over the past dozen years. It’s hard to believe that Davis has any motive other than the interests of the Republican Party in mind as he proposes to shrink the early voting period by one week, eliminate Sunday voting and stop “same-day registration.” Republicans have fought early voting going back to the first legislative efforts in the 1990s. By 2001, North Carolina had an early voting law, and the first beneficiaries were Democrats. After expansion of the law in 2007, President Obama benefited in 2008, winning the early voting by a huge margin and then hanging on to win the state by 14,000 votes after losing by 291,000 votes on Election Day. But a partisan agenda makes no sense, either. That’s because Republicans have also benefited from early voting. After the initial Democratic advantages in 2002 elections, Republicans caught up in subsequent elections. Early voting is particularly appreciated in the suburbs, which trend Republican, because they provide the same kind of flexibility for busy people as DVRs and cell phones. And, in 2010, Sen. Richard Burr, a Republican, put together a concerted early-voting effort and won the pre-Election Day vote. Davis says his bill has nothing to do with partisan interests; he says he wants to save money. In a country that spends nearly $1 trillion a year to protect its democracy from foreign threats, Davis wants to save a few bucks by curtailing voter turnout? We don’t buy that. ... Voters today want flexibility. This bill should die.


LETTERS Postal carriers pick up food tomorrow Saturday, May 14 is the National Letter Carriers Food Drive. This is a nationwide annual event conducted by several community partners including the United States Postal Service, Campbell Soups, United Way and others. It is no secret there are many families in our community who will benefit from this drive. Through your generosity our local food banks will be replenished. They include, Main Street Mission, Rowan Helping Ministries and the Salvation Army. On Saturday morning, you may leave food at your mailbox. Your postal carrier will pick up and bring your donations to the main Post Office located on East Innes Street.



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There, volunteers will unload, weigh and sort the items. Representatives from the three food banks will be there to receive the food and take it back for distribution to the families in need. Our goal is 25,000 pounds. I would be remiss if I did not thank Dennis Sims for his leadership in coordinating our efforts. Thanks to Ron Bailey who represents the local letter carriers and to Ron Cole the Officer in Charge (Postmas-

ter) at our Post Office. Without them this drive would not happen. Please don’t forget to put your food donations out this Saturday morning. Thank you in advance for helping us “stamp out hunger.” — Jackie Harris Salisbury

Harris is resource development/marketing director for the Rowan County United Way.

(Or uncommon wisdom, as the case may be)

Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out. — Art Linkletter

Justin is a volunteer fireman. I think in doing this story that was the biggest surprise of all. Bobby says Justin loves his position and is ready to go any time. One day when he was at church, the fire alarm went off, so he gathered up his gear and out the front door he went. The fire truck picked him up as it went by. What a testimony. No matter what our jobs may be, we all should have a willing and ready heart like this. One of the reasons I decided to write this story was because of the relationship I saw between a son and his dad. Since I’ve only known them for a little over a year, I didn’t know any of the earlier history. All I saw was a father and a son who not only loved each other, but also loved their church. It’s obvious Justin has found his place in this world through watching Bobby. Just like his dad, he wants to help people. His Nana Safrit comments that usually it’s Justin who carries her oxygen when she gets in and out of the car on Sundays. Even though I now know the struggles they have faced through the years, and probably will face in the future, at the end of the day, what I see and what many others see, is a father and a son who not only enjoy life, but have a tremendous love for God, family, and their church. We all would consider our lives blessed if we could say the same. • • • Dicy McCullough of Salisbury is the author of the children’s book, “Tired of My Bath.”

$100 trillion bill finally has value Scripps Howard News Service

imbabwe’s $100 trillion bill is finally worth something. The Wall Street Journal reports that it is selling as a curiosity in this country for $5, far more than it was ever worth in real life. Got change? Zimbabwe bill The bills, it is reported, are popular with financial doomand corrupt, but also singularly sayers, who brandish the bank- incompetent, and the nation’s note as a warning of what’s in dollar began its long slide tostore for the U.S. if we don’t ward being the world’s least follow the doomsayers’ ecovaluable currency. nomic prescriptions. House The Mugabe government’s Budget Committee Chairman answer to money problems Paul Ryan, R-Wis., carries one was to print more money, leadto underscore his demands for ing to hyperinflation. Periodic more and more spending cuts. devaluations and other measAfter independence, Zimures failed to halt the out-ofbabwe in 1980 introduced a new control spiral. Price controls dollar to replace the old Rhode- only made matters worse. sian dollar. The government of In 2008, the last people to Zimbabwe’s first — and so far exchange their old currency only — president, Robert Mufor new currency did so at the gabe, proved not only brutal rate of 1 trillion to 1. In 2009,


Zimbabwe abandoned its currency altogether. Business is now done in U.S. dollars, South African rands and British pounds. Collectors and dealers began buying up the $100 trillion notes and the unlikely happened: Uncirculated dollars, the kind collectors value most, are hard to come by. Even more unthinkable, considering how worthless the money was, there are rumors it’s being counterfeited. The Journal cites estimates that the Mugabe government printed somewhere between 5 million and 7 million of the $100 trillion bills, but that only a few million were released. That means Zimbabwe’s financial wizards, having wiped out the value of their currency as actual money, now have it within their power to wipe out its value as a novelty item, too.


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McCain says torture didn’t help bring down bin Laden

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques were not a factor in tracking down Osama bin Laden, a leading Republican senator insisted Thursday. Sen. John McCain, who spent 51⁄2 years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, also rejected the argument that any form of torture is critical to U.S. success in the fight against terrorism. In an impassioned speech on the Senate floor, the Arizona Republican said former Attorney General Michael Mukasey and others who back those tactics were wrong to claim that waterboarding alQaida’s No. 3 leader, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, provided information that led to bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan. McCain spoke with an unrivaled record on the issue. He’s the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, the 2008 GOP presidential nominee who consistently challenged the Bush administration and Vice President Dick Cheney on the use of torture and a man who endured brutal treatment during the Vietnam War.

Bin Laden sent emails, just not from compound WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite having no Internet access in his hideout, Osama bin Laden was a prolific email writer who built a painstaking system that kept him one step ahead of the U.S. government’s best eavesdroppers. His methods, described in new detail to the Associated Press by a counterterrorism official and a second person briefed on the U.S. investigation, served him well and frustrated Western efforts to trace him through cyberspace. The arrangement allowed bin Laden to stay in touch worldwide without leaving any digital fingerprints behind. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity. Bin Laden’s system left behind an extensive archive of email exchanges. The trove of electronic records pulled out of his compound after he was killed last week is revealing thousands of messages and potentially hundreds of email addresses, the AP has learned. Bin Laden would type a message on his computer without an Inassociated press ternet connection, save it on a thumb-sized flash drive and pass it to plans have been scrapped to cover the concrete base of the World a trusted courier, who would head for a distant Internet cafe.

trade center tower with 2,000 clear prismatic glass panels.

Engineers consider opening Louisiana spillway

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BUTTE LAROSE, La. (AP) — In the latest agonizing decision along the swollen Mississippi River, federal engineers are close to opening a massive spillway that would protect Baton Rouge and New Orleans but flood hundreds of thousands of acres in Louisiana. With that threat looming, some 25,000 people in an area known for small farms, fish camps, crawfish and a drawling French dialect are hurriedly packing their things and worrying that their homes and way of life might soon be drowned. People in this riverfront community gathered at their volunteer fire station to hear a man dressed in Army fatigues deliver an ominous flood forecast. Col. Ed Fleming warned that projections by the Army Corps of Engineers call for the station to be inundated by 15 feet of water.

Mary Tyler Moore to have surgery for brain tumor


NEW YORK (AP) — A representative for Mary Tyler Moore says the veteran sitcom star will have surgery to remove a brain tumor. Spokeswoman Alla Plotkin says Moore’s doctors recommended the elective procedure after monitoring the tumor for some time. Plotkin did not say when the surgery would take place. It would remove a meningioma, a slow-growing tumor in the membranes that cover the brain. The 74-year-old Moore gained stardom as a modern suburban housewife on the 1960s comedy “The Dick Van Dyke Show.”

ANNEXATION FroM 1a tions to homes. The measure seeks to give citizens in areas facing annexation a more direct method to challenge a municipality’s plans. Anti-annexation advocates had sought changes for years, in particular the right to vote in an election to determine whether an annexation can proceed. In previous sessions, lawmakers declined to support such an idea. Many residents of unincorporated areas either don’t want to pay the taxes that come from living in a city or town or the municipal services. Republicans took control of both chambers of the Legislature last fall. The petition idea advanced in the bill was considered a sound compromise by sponsors. “This bill does allow a true voice for the citizens of North Carolina who may be impacted by an involuntary annexation,” said Rep. Nelson Dollar, R-Wake. The bill, which awaits a final vote Monday before it heads to the Senate, also addresses voluntary annexation with language making it easier for people in low-income areas to be brought into municipalities and receive services.

just to get the benefits that you have worked hard for, and I don’t feel like that’s right,” she said. “For the time I put into my job, I feel like I should be able to withdraw my benefits.” Brock said the bill isn’t meant as a punishment or burden, but rather as an opportunity to give back. He said people who are unemployed and eager to work don’t want to just sit at home, and the proposed bill encourages them to get out and do something until they find a job. They might even gain experience in a trade along the way. Brock acknowledged that people can do this by volunteering on their own, but he said a regular service program would do more to revitalize a community. “If you’re a prospective employer coming into town, and you see these improvements or see people working,” Brock said, “you’ll say, ‘Man, that’s a town with a strong work ethic. I want to hire

Man who shot Reagan gets more time out of ward WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan 30 years ago can make additional unsupervised visits to his mother’s house from the psychiatric hospital where he is committed, a judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman said the actual number of visits John Hinckley Jr. will get is to be determined later. The decision was made during a teleconference involving lawyers for Hinckley, the hospital and the government.

The North Carolina League of Municipalities, which represents towns and cities, has said for years the current involuntary annexation rules work well but said it was open to changes. However, the league opposed any sort of referendum mechanism to block an annexation. The league didn’t actively oppose the bill because the group said the alternative might have been a statewide annexation moratorium that had been passed by the Senate earlier this year. Some legislators who opposed the package said it fails to give a voice to city residents who may back the annexation of adjoining land. Rep. Larry Brown, R-Forsyth, had co-sponsored another bill that included the use of a referendum to block an annexation. He voted against Thursday’s bill because he said the changes would actually result in municipalities seeking forced annexations over larger swaths of land. The annexations would be more complicated, he said, and it would be more difficult for landowners to accumulate enough signed petitions to reach the 60 percent threshold. “This bill has a lot of unintended consequences,” Brown said. “The citizens of the state of North Carolina are the ones that are going to suffer because of it.”


NEW YORK (AP) — The owners of the World Trade Center have nixed plans to cover the first 20 stories of its signature skyscraper with decorative glass after it broke in testing. The glass was expected to help 1 World Trade Center look more open at its windowless base after it was redesigned to become strong enough to withstand a truck bomb. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey had spent about $6 million on the custom-made prismatic glass panels for the 1,776foot skyscraper, which is slated to be the tallest in the U.S. when it is completed in late 2013. But the glass bowed and broke during off-site testing and the agency decided to replace it in late March. The change will not affect the project’s budget or schedule. But it scraps a design created to keep the windowless base of the redesigned tower from looking more like a bunker than an office.

“I think all that’s going to do is aggravate people even worse than they are now. It’s bad enough trying to find something.” DONNIE DAVIS East Spencer resident who is opposed to the proposed bill

ran out this past December, and he’s been living on a small amount of savings since then. Davis said Wednesday that he’s continuously looking for work, and he recently applied for six or seven jobs in one week and hasn’t heard back from any of the employers. Brock said the bill sponsors know it’s tough to lose a job — “nobody likes to go through that” — and that it takes time and effort to find a new one. “We’re not asking for a lot. It’s five hours, or less than half a day,” Brock said. “It’s a good way to give some work back to the community and help out.” The senator said he doesn’t like seeing unemployment insurance paid to people who were fired from their jobs for stealing or failing drug tests. The bill would at least require those people to give back to the community, along with those who don’t want to work, Brock said. The legislation does allow excused absence for personal illness or a family emergency, as long as the hours are made up the next week.

these people and I want to move here.’” East Spencer resident Donnie Davis said he doesn’t like the proposed bill because it could add to the stress and frustration of trying to find a job. “I think all that’s going to do is aggravate people even worse than they are now,” Davis said. “It’s bad enough trying to find something.” He was laid off from his job Contact reporter Karissa in February 2009. His benefits Minn at 704-797-4222.

NEW YORK (AP) — The intense rivalry between Facebook and Google just got juicier. In a twist seemingly out of a Hollywood thriller, Facebook hired a prominent public relations firm to try to plant stories harshly criticizing Google’s privacy practices in leading news outlets. The efforts backfired when the firm approached a blogger who not only declined the assignment, but also went public with the offer. The latest Silicon Valley drama has also evoked chatter of smear campaigns and veiled secrets. It took the once-secret blogger known as Fake Steve Jobs to help sort it all out. One lesson: If you’re going to write an incriminating email, don’t. Pick up the phone instead. Here’s another: “If you are out there planting negative stories, you are feeding the conflict,” said Larry L. Smith, president of the Institute for Crisis Management, a public relations company. “When they get in a shoving match, whoever is perceived by the public to be the bully loses in the public eye.” Rather than getting news outlets to circulate stories about privacy problems facing Google, Facebook found itself having to answer questions about why it wanted to maintain secrecy. Facebook said it never authorized or intended to run any smear campaign against Google. Rather, the company said it hired Burson-Marsteller to prompt investigations into how a new Google service called Social Circle collects and uses data about people. In a statement, Facebook said it should have made it clear that it was behind the efforts. Burson-Marsteller said Facebook had requested that its identity remain secret “on the grounds that it was merely asking to bring publicly available information to light.” The firm said that violated its own policies, “and the assignment on those terms should have been declined.” Not that it was. Facebook’s efforts to stay anonymous — something that violates the terms of service for users of its site — began to unravel when Burson-Marsteller contacted blogger Christopher Soghoian, an Indiana University grad student well known in online privacy and security circles. The firm’s John Mercurio asked Soghoian if he wanted to write an item for “a top-tier media outlet” blasting Google for what Mercurio calls a “sweeping violation of user privacy.” Soghoian asked for the identity of the firm’s client, but Mercurio wouldn’t reveal it. Soghoian posted the email exchange. Burson-Marsteller, meanwhile, also pitched USA Today. Instead of running with the planted story, USA Today ran its own story. It took Newsweek tech editor Dan Lyons — previously known online as Fake Steve Jobs — to figure out who Burson-Marsteller’s mystery client was: Facebook.

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Lawmakers challenge oil company CEOs on pricing WASHINGTON (AP) — The hearing was for verbally flogging oil company CEOs, and no senator bothered to pretend it was about making gasoline prices more affordable or helping the economy recover. Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch set the tone Thursday when he opened with a portrait of a dog sitting on a pony. Sen. Charles Schumer countered with a reference to a unicorn. Sen. Pat Roberts suggested a rhinoceros. It was a fit opening for a show where the oil executives served as props for politicians needing to show voters that they, too, are angry about $4 a gallon gasoline. “This is not going to change the price at the gas pump,” Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus admitted as he gaveled proceedings to a close. “I grant you,” the Montana Democrat added, “we’ve got to develop an energy policy in this country.” The hearing didn’t get Congress any closer to doing that. But it did provide Senate Democrats a televised chance to

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Retired U.S. autoworker Demjanjuk convicted of deaths at Nazi camp MUNICH (AP) — A German court convicted retired U.S. autoworker John Demjanjuk on Thursday of taking part in the murder of tens of thousands of Jews as a Nazi death camp guard, breaking legal ground that could pave the way for prosecuting many low-level cogs in Hitler’s machinery of destruction. The 91-year-old Demjanjuk was sentenced to five years in prison on 28,060 counts of accessory to murder — one each for the number of people killed at the Sobibor death camp during the six months in 1943 when he was convicted of standing guard there. But Demjanjuk will spend


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Carson stuck with Cauble Luck BY MIKE LONDON

CHINA GROVE — Carson baseball coach Chris Cauble maintains his sense of humor as he examines an unfriendly 3A West playoff bracket. Cauble has led his Cougars into the playoffs for the fourth time in the school’s five years of existence. That’s the good news. The bad news? As is usually the case, Carson, which has never had a home playoff game, will be hitting the road to take on one of the heavyweights in the first round. “It’s the Cauble Luck,” jon c. lakey/SALISBURY POST Cauble said with a chuckle. Luke Thomas and East Rowan will resume defending the 3A NPC No. 3 seed Carson (15state title tonight against Rockingham Co. 8) opens the playoffs tonight

at red-hot Mount Pleasant (17-6), which has looked like the strongest team in the Rowan-Cabarrus ranks during the past few weeks. Coach Bryan Tyson’s Tigers swept three Rowan foes, including East, in the late-April Easter tournament at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium before winning the SPC tournament championship to climb to the league’s No. 2 seed for the playoffs. “We had some injuries that lasted until about the middle of the year,” Tyson explained. “It’s just been the last few weeks that we’ve had everyone back in the lineup that should be in the lineup.” It’s not like Carson (15-8) can’t beat the talented Tigers

in a one-game scenario, but it’s still a tall order. “We’re definitely underdogs, maybe heavy underdogs,” Cauble said. “But we also feel like if we play good defense and pitch it well we’ll have a chance to win.” Cauble plans to send bulldog Josh Martin (4-2, 2.76 ERA) to the mound. Martin will be able to pitch because Catawba signee Gunnar Hogan, the No. 3 hitter, is back to play shortstop. Hogan, who missed four games with a partially torn muscle near his elbow, was cleared to play by doctors, and he passed Cauble’s own exam at Thursday’s practice.

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Hornets taking 6-pack BY RYAN BISESI

SALISBURY — Despite Tuesday’s season-ending loss to Newton-Conover in the second round of the dual team playoffs, the opportunities for Salisbury’s tennis team to walk away with hardware this season are still in tact. In fact, much of the team will be making the trip to Cary among their kind, that being household names. But the Hornets have six of them. “They’re all names that you’ve heard of, watch this guy, watch that guy,” said Salisbury coach Chris Stroupe of the 2A Individual state tournament at Cary Tennis Center this weekend. “They’re four from the best of each region, so you know off the bat, it’s going to be tougher than usual.” After again winning the Central Carolina Conference and composing an 18-2 record, the Hornets are looking for vindication today and, they hope, tomorrow. Salisbury had six players qualify for the state final after last Saturday’s Midwest Regional at Catawba. Two singles players and a pair of doubles teams from Salisbury will begin play at 9 a.m. both today and Saturday. If rain is in the forecast, Stroupe says the matches will be moved to N.C. State or Duke. “If we can make it to Saturday, that’s our main goal,” said Seth Gentry, who will be paired with Alex Weant in doubles. “There’s going to be some really good doubles


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Joel Brittain will represent West Rowan in the state tennis tournament, which starts today in Burlington.

Little Big Man West’s Brittain reaches his goal: making the state tournament BY RONNIE GALLAGHER

MOUNT ULLA — Joel Brittain was playing tennis in Charlotte last Saturday, but his Marv Albert-like “Yes!” could have been heard in Mount Ulla. “I’m sure my family — and everyone else — could hear it,” Brittain grinned. Brittain, a senior at West Rowan, had just defeated Giorgi Beridez of

Parkwood 7-5, 6-4. It was his second regional win of the day, meaning he had qualified for the state tennis tournament. Brittain who stands about 5-foot-5 and weighs all of 120 pounds, was joining the big boys in Burlington. He begins play today. “ I know I can hang with anyone if I have a great day,” Brittain said Thursday. “I’ll have to play my ‘A’ game.”

His ‘A’ game consists of running his opponents all over the court, according to West Rowan coach Jonathan Brown. “Consistency is what got Joel as far as he has,” said Brown, who began coaching the Falcons during Brittain’s freshman year. Back then, not much was expected from West Rowan tennis. Brown played mostly freshmen and sophomores.

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“I knew they’d be good,” Brown said. “Other coaches said the same thing.” Brown realized Brittain loved the sport but size was an factor. He pointed to a team photo on his office wall where Brittain looked like he was in the fifth grade. Four seasons, and 45 victories later, West is considered a force in the NPC. In this year’s photo,

Tiger withdraws from Players Championship BY DOUG FERGUSON Associated Press

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ATLANTA — Derrick Rose simBulls 93 ply had to the Hawks 73 run show. The MVP had plenty of help in this one, and the Chicago Bulls are off to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since M.J. was at the controls. Carlos Boozer scored 23 points and Rose doled out 12 assists, pushing Chicago out to a big lead in the first half that carried the Bulls past Atlanta 93-73 in the Eastern Conference semifinals Thurs-

day night. They finished off the Hawks in six games. Chicago advanced to its first conference final since 1998, when Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen were on their way to a second threepeat. The Bulls fell on hard times after that glorious era, including three straight 60loss seasons, but they have put together a deep, talented team that won more games than anyone during the regular season. Yep, even more than the ballyhooed Miami Heat, whose Big Three are waiting



Bulls guard derrick Rose reacts after a made basket in See BULLS, 3B Chicago’s 93-73 victory.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Tiger Woods limped off the golf course and into an uncertain future. His return at The Players Championship from what he had described as a “minor injury” lasted only nine holes Thursday. Woods withdrew because of pain in his left knee and Achilles, but not before taking 42 shots for his worst nine-hole score on the TPC Sawgrass course. “I’m having a hard time walking,” he said. Woods flexed his left knee after hitting tee shots. He took baby steps to climb out

of a bunker. He walked with a golf club for support, lagging a football field behind his playing partners with a noticeable limp. His quickest steps were to catch up to Martin Kaymer on the way to the 10th tee to tell him he was done. Before driving off in a white Mercedes, Woods ducked into a fitness trailer with a sign painted on the side that said, “Is knee pain holding you back?” The more relevant question is where Woods goes from here. The crisis in his personal life that led to divorce last


2B • FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011

TV Sports Friday, May 13 AUTO RACING 10 a.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Truck Series, pole qualifying for Lucas Oil 200, at Dover, Del. 11 a.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for FedEx 400, at Dover, Del. 12:30 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, final practice for 5-Hour Energy 200, at Dover, Del. 2:30 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, “Happy Hour Series,” final practice for FedEx 400, at Dover, Del. GOLF TGC — PGA Tour, THE PLAYERS Championship, second round, at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, Boston at N.Y. Yankees or St. Louis at Cincinnati 10 p.m. WGN — Chicago White Sox at Oakland NBA BASKETBALL 9 p.m. ESPN — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 6, Oklahoma City at Memphis

Area schedule Friday, May 13 PREP BASEBALL Playoffs (first round) 7 p.m. Piedmont at Salisbury Rockingham at East Rowan Chatham Central at North Rowan Carson at Mount Pleasant South Rowan at Charlotte Catholic (Hughes Park, Pineville) North Forsyth at NW Cabarrus PREP TRACK 10 a.m. 3A State championships (N.C. A&T) PREP SOCCER 7 p.m. Playoffs (second round) Piedmont at Salisbury (2A) Marvin Ridge at West Rowan (3A) PREP SOFTBALL NPC tournament championship at Carson 6 p.m. East Rowan vs. North Iredell INTIMIDATORS BASEBALL 7:05 p.m. Kannapolis at West Virginia Power PREP TENNIS 9 a.m. Invidual State Championships (3A at Burlington, 2A at Cary)

Prep baseball Playoffs 1st Round 1A West NCSSM (6-11) at E. Mont. (11-12) Chatham (6-15) at N. Rowan (20-6) N. Moore (17-6) at Central Acad. (7-13) E. Surry (17-9) at West Wilkes (12-13) E. Wilkes (5-13) at McGuinness (15-7) Union Acad. (5-15) at Albemarle (16-9) N. Stokes (6-15) at Elkin (10-8) S. Stanly (17-7) at Roxboro Com. (7-14) Swain (6-15) at Murphy (19-3) LN Charter (16-4) at T. Jefferson (6-16) Robbinsville (8-8) at Mitchell (7-13) W. Mont. (7-13) at Bessemer City (10-13) N. Wilkes (5-13) at Cherryville (17-8) Rosman (7-12) at Hiwassee (17-5) Avery (4-16) at Hendersonville (16-8) Cherokee (6-14) at Hayesville (15-6) 2A West Carver (3-15) at West Stokes (18-7) C. Davidson (14-7) at W. Stanly (21-4) J-Matthews (13-8) at W. Davidson (15-6) N. Surry (8-13) at East Lincoln (19-6) N. Lincoln (4-20) at Cuthbertson (23-2) E. Davidson (14-10) at Surry C. (14-10) N. Stanly (14-11) at West Lincoln (17-7) Piedmont (16-10) at Salisbury (14-10) Starmount (16-8) at Bunker Hill (26-1) South Iredell (8-13) at Owen (19-4) Bandys (13-9) at Wilkes Central (21-2) Chase (14-7) at Smoky Mtn. (11-10) W. Caldwell (12-12) at E. Rutherford (21-3) Brevard (12-9) at Draughn (12-10) Madison (11-11) at Pisgah (13-9) Forbush (15-9) at Polk (17-4) 3A West Rockingham (12-13) at E. Rowan (18-7) Hickory Rdg. (16-11) at Weddington (13-9) N. Forsyth (10-12) at NW Cabarrus (17-7) Parkwood (8-12) at Waddell (3-15) S. Rowan (11-12) at Catholic (17-3) Carson (15-8) at Mt. Pleasant (17-6) Cox Mill (10-14) at Marvin Ridge (15-9) Robinson (14-10) at W. Iredell (13-9) St. Stephens (6-15) at Burns (13-8) N. Gaston (16-7) at N. Buncombe (18-8) E. Henderson (16-8) at South Pt. (19-2) Foard (10-13) at W. Henderson (15-8) Patton (9-14) at Hickory (14-10) Forestview (16-7) at Erwin (14-6) Enka (13-11) at Tuscola (15-8) Crest (13-7) at R-S Central (7-16) 4A West Mount Tabor (10-13) at Glenn (18-8) Dudley (17-9) at Ardrey Kell (21-4) Butler (15-9) at Davie County (22-2) N. Davidson (13-9) at S. Alamance (21-5) W. Guilford (17-9) at Providence (24-2) South Meck (16-9) at NW Guilford (17-9) E. Forsyth (15-10) at SE Guilford (22-3) SW Guilford (16-8) at W. Forsyth (20-5) N. Meck (12-10) at Porter Ridge (13-9) E. Gaston (13-10) at AC Reynolds (8-16) Alex. Central (13-11) at L. Norman (19-7) Olympic (9-15) at Watauga (16-7) East Meck (14-11) at TC Roberson (20-4) Mooresville (19-7) at S. Caldwell (21-3) Hopewell (13-13) at West Meck (18-4) Mallard Crk. (20-6) at Sun Valley (9-15)

Prep soccer Playoffs 2A West First round Forest Hills 2, Lincolnton 1 Piedmont 4, N. Lincoln 0 E. Burke 2, W. Davidson 1 (OT) E. Davidson 3, South Stokes 0 Wilkes Central 5, South Central 0 C. Davidson 1, Bandys 0 Ashe 4, West Caldwell 1 Polk 4, Maiden 2 Second round (Fri. or Sat.) Forest Hills (11-11) at W. Stokes (14-5-1) Piedmont (14-8) at Salisbury (16-0-2) E. Burke (8-9-3) at Cuthbertson (21-2) E. Davidson (9-6-4) at E. Lincoln (13-8) Wilkes Central (14-5) at S. Iredell (17-4) C. Davidson (16-5-1) at Forbush (21-1) Ashe (12-7) at Shelby (15-3-1) Polk (14-7-2) at Brevard (11-7-2) 3A West First round West Rowan 6, Rockingham 1 Marvin Ridge 8, Mt. Pleasant 1 Robinson 4, North Forsyth 2 Parkwood 7, Harding 0 Charlotte Catholic 6, East Rowan 0 Cox Mill 3, West Iredell 0 Weddington 7, NW Cabarrus 1 Hickory Ridge 2, Statesville 1 Hibriten 4, Burns 1 Asheville 2, Forestview 1 Crest 5, E. Henderson 0 Hickory 2, W. Henderson 1 St. Stephens 6, RS Central 0 Enka 2, Ashbrook 1 (OT) N. Buncombe 3, Tuscola 1 (OT) South Point 1, Patton 0 Second round (Fri. or Sat.) Marvin Rdg. (13-4-2) at W. Rowan (17-2) Parkwood (4-8-2) at Robinson (16-4) Cox Mill (18-3-1) at Char. Catholic (17-1) Hickory Ridge(9-8-1) at Weddington (14-4-2) Hibriten (11-8-2) at Asheville (16-5-1) Hickory (13-6-2) at Crest (17-1-3) Enka (12-6-1) at St. Stephens (17-3-3) South Pt. (13-8-1) at N. Bunc. (9-11-1)

Minors Standings South Atlantic League Northern Division W L Pct. GB Kannapolis (White Sox)21 11 .656 — Hagerstown (Nationals)22 12 .647 — Delmarva (Orioles) 21 13 .618 1 Hickory (Rangers) 20 13 .606 11⁄2 Greensboro (Marlins) 18 15 .545 31⁄2 Lakewood (Phillies) 16 17 .485 51⁄2 West Virginia (Pirates)15 17 .469 6 Southern Division



W L Pct. GB Asheville (Rockies) 17 17 .500 — Greenville (Red Sox) 17 17 .500 — Lexington (Astros) 16 18 .471 1 Savannah (Mets) 15 18 .455 11⁄2 3 Charleston (Yankees) 14 20 .412 Augusta (Giants) 12 22 .353 5 Rome (Braves) 10 24 .294 7 Thursday’s Games Delmarva 6, Hagerstown 3 Lakewood 7, Greensboro 0 Kannapolis 5, Lexington 2 Greenville 16, Asheville 12 Rome 13, Augusta 6 Charleston, S.C. 5, West Virginia 4 Hickory 1, Savannah 0, 13 innings Friday’s Games Savannah at Rome, 7 p.m. Charleston, S.C. at Greenville, 7 p.m. Augusta at Hickory, 7 p.m. Greensboro at Delmarva, 7:05 p.m. Asheville at Lexington, 7:05 p.m. Kannapolis at West Virginia, 7:05 p.m. Hagerstown at Lakewood, 7:05 p.m.

College baseball Peach Belt Championship UNC Pembroke 2, Augusta St. 1

Royals 11, Yankees 5

Ja.lopez S,1-1 1 1 0 0 T—2:46. A—41,126 (41,915).

Kansas City New York ab r h bi ab r h bi Aviles 2b 6 1 1 1 Jeter dh 4 0 1 1 MeCarr cf 5 2 2 2 Grndrs cf 4 0 0 0 Gordon lf 5 2 1 0 Teixeir 1b 4 0 1 0 Butler dh 6 1 4 2 AlRdrg 3b 4 1 1 1 Francr rf 5 1 1 1 Cano 2b 4 1 1 1 Hsmer 1b 5 1 3 2 Swisher rf 4 1 1 0 Btemt 3b 4 2 2 0 Gardnr lf 4 1 2 0 Treanr c 3 1 1 0 ENunez ss 3 1 0 0 AEscor ss 5 0 1 2 Cervelli c 3 0 1 2 Totals 44111610 Totals 34 5 8 5 Kansas City 060 201 020—11 New York 000 040 010— 5 E—Cano (2), Cervelli (1). Lob—Kansas City 12, New York 5. 2b—Me.cabrera (11), Gordon (14), Butler (10), Hosmer (2), Betemit (12), A.escobar (7), Swisher (4), Cervelli (1). Hr—Me.cabrera (5), Hosmer (2), Al.rodriguez (6), Cano (9). Sf—Jeter. IP H R ER BB SO Kansas City 6 4 4 2 0 O’sllivan W,2-2 62⁄3 2 1 1 0 0 Bl.Wood 21⁄3 New York Nova L,3-3 3 10 8 4 2 2 4 3 3 2 2 Sanit 42⁄3 11⁄3 2 0 0 0 3 Carlyle

Mets 9, Rockies 5

Orioles 2, Mariners 1 (12) Baltimore ab r h bi ab r h bi ISuzuki rf 5 1 1 0 BRorts 2b 5 0 2 0 Figgins 3b 5 0 0 0 Markks rf 5 0 0 0 Smoak 1b 3 0 1 0 D.Lee 1b 5 1 1 0 AKndy 1b 1 0 0 0 Guerrr dh 4 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 Fox pr 0 1 0 0 Olivo c Cust dh 4 0 1 0 AdJons cf 4 0 1 0 MWilsn lf 4 0 0 0 Wieters c 5 0 2 0 JaWlsn 2b 4 0 1 0 Hardy ss 5 0 2 2 LRdrgz ss 4 0 0 0 MrRynl 3b 2 0 0 0 MSndrs cf 4 0 0 0 Pie pr-lf 1 0 0 0 Andino lf 2 0 2 0 Scott ph 1 0 0 0 CIzturs 3b 0 0 0 0 39 2 10 2 Totals 38 1 5 1 Totals 000 000 000 001—1 Seattle Baltimore 000 000 000 002—2 One out when winning run scored. Dp—Seattle 4, Baltimore 1. Lob—Seattle 4, Baltimore 7. Cs—L.rodriguez (2). S—Olivo, Andino. IP H R ER BB SO Seattle 9 7 0 0 1 4 Vargas J.Wright 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 ⁄3 2 2 2 0 0 League L,0-3 Baltimore Britton 9 3 0 0 0 5 Gregg 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 1 0 2 Ji.johnson W,2-1 2 T—2:52. A—19,082 (45,438). Seattle

NHL PLAYOFFS CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7) Saturday, May 14 Tampa Bay at Boston, 8 p.m. Sunday, May 15 San Jose at Vancouver, 8 p.m.

NBA PLAYOFFS CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7) Friday, May 13 Oklahoma City at Memphis, 9 p.m. Sunday, May 15 Memphis at Oklahoma City, 3:30 p.m. CONFERENCE FINALS Sunday, May 15 Miami at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Thursday box Bulls 93, Hawks 73 CHICAGO (93) Deng 6-14 1-2 13, Boozer 10-16 3-3 23, Noah 5-7 1-1 11, Rose 8-14 2-3 19, Bogans 1-3 0-0 3, Asik 2-3 1-1 5, Brewer 1-3 0-0 2, Korver 3-7 0-0 7, Watson 0-3 0-0 0, Gibson 5-7 0-0 10. Totals 41-77 8-10 93. ATLANTA (73) Smith 7-15 4-7 18, Horford 2-10 3-4 7, Collins 2-2 0-0 4, Teague 2-6 0-0 4, Johnson 7-18 4-4 19, Crawford 2-10 4-4 8, Pachulia 0-2 1-2 1, Williams 0-3 0-0 0, Armstrong 1-1 1-2 3, Sy 2-3 1-2 5, Powell 1-1 0-0 2, Wilkins 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 27-74 18-25 73. Chicago 27 18 25 23 — 93 17 18 18 20 — 73 Atlanta 3-Point Goals—Chicago 3-13 (Bogans 13, Korver 1-3, Rose 1-4, Deng 0-3), Atlanta 1-11 (Johnson 1-4, Wilkins 0-1, Smith 0-3, Crawford 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Chicago 42 (Boozer 10), Atlanta 50 (Pachulia 13). Assists—Chicago 34 (Rose 12), Atlanta 14 (Johnson 4). Total Fouls— Chicago 22, Atlanta 12. A—19,378 (18,729).

Late Wednesday Thunder 99, Grizzlies 72 MEMPHIS (72) Young 2-7 0-0 4, Randolph 3-9 3-7 9, Gasol 6-9 3-6 15, Conley 4-16 0-0 9, Allen 4-13 0-0 8, Battier 0-3 0-0 0, Arthur 3-5 34 9, Mayo 2-9 0-0 5, Vasquez 2-2 2-2 6, Haddadi 2-4 0-0 4, Powe 0-0 3-4 3, Smith 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 28-78 14-23 72. OKLAHOMA CITY (99) Durant 7-14 4-6 19, Ibaka 3-8 3-4 9, Perkins 2-5 1-2 5, Westbrook 4-10 2-2 11, Sefolosha 1-2 0-0 2, Collison 4-8 1-1 9, Harden 4-8 0-0 9, Maynor 0-5 1-2 1, Mohammed 4-7 2-2 10, Cook 6-7 2-2 18, Robinson 1-3 0-0 3, Ivey 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 37-78 16-21 99. 17 18 17 20 — 72 Memphis Oklahoma City 17 29 25 28 — 99 3-Point Goals—Memphis 2-8 (Conley 12, Mayo 1-5, Battier 0-1), Oklahoma City 920 (Cook 4-5, Westbrook 1-1, Ivey 1-1, Robinson 1-3, Harden 1-4, Durant 1-4, Maynor 0-1, Sefolosha 0-1). Fouled Out— None. Rebounds—Memphis 49 (Randolph 7), Oklahoma City 56 (Collison 10). Assists—Memphis 15 (Conley, Mayo 4), Oklahoma City 22 (Maynor 9). Total Fouls— Memphis 19, Oklahoma City 26. Technicals—Ibaka. A—18,203 (18,203).

ML Baseball Standings American League East Division L Pct GB W Tampa Bay 22 15 .595 — New York 20 15 .571 1 17 19 .472 41⁄2 Baltimore Boston 17 20 .459 5 Toronto 17 20 .459 5 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 23 13 .639 — 20 17 .541 31⁄2 Kansas City Detroit 20 18 .526 4 Chicago 15 23 .395 9 1 12 23 .343 10 ⁄2 Minnesota West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 21 17 .553 — 19 18 .514 11⁄2 Oakland Texas 19 18 .514 11⁄2 Seattle 16 22 .421 5 Thursday’s Games Tampa Bay 7, Cleveland 4 Kansas City 11, N.Y. Yankees 5 Baltimore 2, Seattle 1, 12 innings Friday’s Games Boston (C.Buchholz 3-3) at N.Y. Yankees (Colon 2-1), 7:05 p.m. Kansas City (Hochevar 3-3) at Detroit (Verlander 3-3), 7:05 p.m. Seattle (Fister 2-4) at Cleveland (Carmona 3-3), 7:05 p.m. Baltimore (Guthrie 1-5) at Tampa Bay (Hellickson 3-2), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Weaver 6-2) at Texas (Ogando 3-0), 8:05 p.m. Toronto (R.Romero 2-4) at Minnesota (Pavano 2-4), 8:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Humber 2-3) at Oakland (McCarthy 1-3), 10:05 p.m. National League East Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 24 12 .667 — Florida 21 15 .583 3 Atlanta 21 18 .538 41⁄2 1 Washington 18 19 .486 6 ⁄2 New York 17 20 .459 71⁄2 Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 22 16 .579 — Cincinnati 20 17 .541 11⁄2 Pittsburgh 18 19 .486 31⁄2 Chicago 16 20 .444 5 Milwaukee 16 21 .432 51⁄2 1 Houston 14 23 .378 7 ⁄2 West Division W L Pct GB San Francisco 21 16 .568 — Colorado 19 16 .543 1 Los Angeles 18 20 .474 31⁄2 Arizona 15 21 .417 51⁄2 San Diego 15 22 .405 6 Thursday’s Games St. Louis 9, Chicago Cubs 1 N.Y. Mets 9, Colorado 5 San Francisco 3, Arizona 2 L.A. Dodgers at Pittsburgh, ppd., rain Atlanta 6, Washington 5, 10 innings Friday’s Games San Francisco (Bumgarner 0-5) at Chicago Cubs (Dempster 1-4), 2:20 p.m. Florida (Volstad 2-2) at Washington (Gorzelanny 2-2), 7:05 p.m. St. Louis (Lohse 4-2) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 3-3), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 4-2) at Atlanta (Beachy 1-1), 7:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Gee 2-0) at Houston (Norris 22), 8:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 2-2) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 3-2), 8:10 p.m. San Diego (Moseley 1-4) at Colorado (De La Rosa 4-1), 8:40 p.m. Arizona (J.Saunders 0-4) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 4-3), 10:10 p.m.

Thursday boxes

Rays 7, Indians 4 Cleveland Tampa Bay ab r h bi ab r h bi Fuld cf 5 0 1 2 Brantly cf 4 0 1 0 Zobrist rf 4 1 2 0 ACarer ss 3 2 2 1 Damon dh 5 1 2 0 Choo rf 4 1 1 1 Lngori 3b 3 0 1 2 CSantn c 4 0 1 0 Joyce lf 3 2 1 0 Hafner dh 4 0 1 0 Ktchm 1b 4 1 2 0 OCarer 2b 4 1 2 1 EJhsn 2b 4 1 1 1 Duncan lf 4 0 1 1 Brignc ss 4 1 1 2 LaPort 1b 4 0 0 0 Shppch c 3 0 0 0 Hannhn 3b 4 0 1 0 Totals 35 7 11 7 Totals 35 4 10 4 Tampa Bay 040 001 002—7 Cleveland 000 002 011—4 Dp—Cleveland 1. Lob—Tampa Bay 9, Cleveland 5. 2b—Longoria (5), Brignac (1), O.cabrera 2 (6). 3b—A.cabrera (2). Hr— A.cabrera (6). Sb—Longoria (1). Cs—Fuld (4), Kotchman (2). IP H R ER BB SO Tampa Bay 7 7 2 2 1 7 Shields W,4-1 Jo.peralta H,5 1 1 1 1 0 1 Farnsworth 1 2 1 1 0 1 Cleveland 8 5 5 4 6 Msterson L,5-1 52⁄3 0 0 0 1 1 Durbin 11⁄3 1 2 2 2 1 1 R.Perez J.Smith 1 1 0 0 1 1

Braves 6, Nationals 5 (10) Washington ab r Berndn cf 3 0 Morse lf 1 0 Dsmnd ss 5 0 Werth rf 5 0 L.Nix lf-cf 4 1 AdLRc 1b 3 2 Espins 2b 3 1 Slaten p 0 0 IRdrgz c 4 1 Cora 3b 4 0 Zmrmn p 3 0 SBurntt p 0 0 HrstnJr 2b 0 0

Atlanta h bi ab r h bi 1 0 Prado lf 4 2 2 4 0 0 McLoth cf 4 0 2 0 0 0 C.Jones 3b4 1 1 1 0 0 McCnn c 5 0 1 1 1 0 Uggla 2b 3 0 0 0 1 1 Hinske rf 4 0 0 0 1 2 Fremn 1b 3 1 0 0 0 0 AlGnzlz ss 4 1 2 0 1 1 D.Lowe p 2 0 0 0 0 0 Gearrin p 0 0 0 0 0 0 Conrad ph 0 1 0 0 0 0 OFlhrt p 0 0 0 0 0 0 Venters p 0 0 0 0 Mather ph 1 0 0 0 Kimrel p 0 0 0 0 34 6 8 6 Totals 35 5 5 4 Totals 0—5 Washington 020 201 000 Atlanta 001 000 400 1—6 One out when winning run scored. E—Uggla (3). Lob—Washington 5, Atlanta 6. 2b—L.nix (4). Hr—Espinosa (4), I.rodriguez (2), Prado (5), C.jones (4). Sb— Bernadina (3), Desmond (13). S—Mclouth. IP H R ER BB SO Washington 1 5 3 3 2 11 Zimmermann 6 ⁄3 2 ⁄3 1 2 2 1 0 S.burnett 21⁄3 2 1 1 2 1 Slaten L,0-1 Atlanta D.Lowe 6 5 5 5 3 6 1 0 0 0 0 3 Gearrin O’Flaherty 1 0 0 0 0 1 Venters 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 Kimbrel W,1-1 T—3:04. A—19,758 (49,586).

Cardinals 9, Cubs 1 St. Louis ab Jay rf 6 Craig 2b 2 Punto 2b 1 Pujols 1b 5 Hollidy lf 4 Rasms cf 5 YMolin c 5 Dscals 3b 5 Greene ss 3 JGarci p 3 MBggs p 0 MHmlt ph 1 Salas p 0

Chicago h bi ab r h bi 3 3 Castro ss 4 0 1 0 1 1 Barney 2b 4 0 0 0 1 1 Byrd cf 4 1 1 0 1 0 Marml p 0 0 0 0 2 1 ArRmr 3b 4 0 1 0 3 0 JeBakr rf 4 0 3 1 3 1 C.Pena 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 ASorin lf 3 0 2 0 1 1 Grabow p 0 0 0 0 1 1 DeWitt lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 Castillo c 4 0 0 0 0 0 CColmn p 1 0 0 0 0 0 JRussll p 0 0 0 0 Colvin ph 1 0 0 0 Berg p 0 0 0 0 RJhnsn lf 2 0 1 0 35 1 9 1 Totals 40 916 9 Totals St. Louis 050 010 300—9 Chicago 000 001 000—1 Dp—St. Louis 1, Chicago 2. Lob—St. Louis 10, Chicago 8. 2b—Jay (1), Punto (3), Rasmus 2 (9), Y.molina 2 (9), Greene (2), S.castro (7), Re.johnson (4). Hr—Holliday (5). Sf—Craig. IP H R ER BB SO St. Louis J.garcia W,5-0 7 9 1 1 1 4 M.Boggs 1 0 0 0 0 0 Salas 1 0 0 0 0 0 Chicago 1 9 6 6 4 0 Coleman L,1-3 4 ⁄3 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 1 0 J.Russell 4 2 2 0 0 Berg 12⁄3 1 3 1 1 0 1 Grabow 1 ⁄3 Marmol 1 0 0 0 0 3 r 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 0

Giants 3, Diamondbacks 2 Arizona

San Francisco h bi ab r h bi 1 0 Torres cf 4 1 1 1 2 0 FSnchz 2b 3 0 0 0 2 0 Huff 1b 2 0 1 1 2 1 C.Ross lf 4 1 1 0 2 1 Schrhlt rf 4 0 3 1 0 0 Tejada ss 4 0 0 0 1 0 DeRosa 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 Whitsd c 4 1 2 0 0 0 Cain p 2 0 0 0 0 0 Affeldt p 0 0 0 0 0 0 RRmrz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 Burrell ph 1 0 0 0 1 0 Romo p 0 0 0 0 JaLopz p 0 0 0 0 Totals 37 2 11 2 Totals 31 3 8 3 Arizona 000 000 020—2 San Francisco 010 000 20x—3 E—Montero (8), G.parra (1). Lob—Arizona 9, San Francisco 9. 2b—S.drew (8), Torres (5), C.ross (2), Schierholtz (4), Whiteside 2 (2). Sb—J.upton (5), Schierholtz (3). Cs—Huff (1). S—Cain. IP H R ER BB SO Arizona 7 3 3 3 5 Hudson L,3-5 62⁄3 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Demel Vasquez 1 1 0 0 0 0 San Francisco 7 2 2 1 7 Cain W,3-2 72⁄3 Affeldt 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 ⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 R.ramirez H,7 Romo 0 1 0 0 0 0 ab KJhnsn 2b5 GParra cf 5 Nady lf 4 S.Drew ss 4 J.Upton rf 4 Branyn 1b 4 RRorts 3b 3 Monter c 4 DHdsn p 2 Demel p 0 Mirand ph 1 Vasquz p 0 CYoung ph1

r 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

New York ab JosRys ss 5 Harris 3b 2 FRdrgz p 0 Beltran rf 5 Bay lf 4 DnMrp 1b 3 Turner 2b 3 Thole c 2 Pridie cf 4 Niese p 1 OConnr p 0 TBchlz p 0 Isrnghs p 0 FMrtnz ph 1 Hu 2b 0



Colorado h bi ab r h bi 1 2 S.Smith rf 5 0 1 2 1 0 Herrer 2b 5 1 2 1 0 0 CGnzlz lf 2 0 0 0 3 6 Tlwtzk ss 4 0 0 0 1 0 Helton 1b 3 1 1 1 0 0 Splrghs cf 4 0 2 0 0 0 JoLopz 3b 3 1 1 0 0 1 Fowler ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 Stewart 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 JMorls c 4 1 1 0 0 0 Jimenz p 1 0 0 0 0 0 Mrtnsn p 1 0 0 0 0 0 FMorls p 0 0 0 0 0 0 Amezg ph 1 1 1 1 0 0 Belisle p 0 0 0 0 Giambi ph 1 0 0 0 Lndstr p 0 0 0 0 Totals 30 9 6 9 Totals 34 5 9 5 New York 200 300 202—9 100 100 300—5 Colorado E—J.morales (1). Dp—New York 1, Colorado 1. Lob—New York 4, Colorado 7. 2b— S.smith (10). Hr—Beltran 3 (8), Herrera (2), Helton (4). Sb—Bay 2 (2). Cs—Jos.reyes (3). S—Fowler. Sf—Thole. IP H R ER BB SO New York 1 7 5 5 2 3 Niese W,2-4 6 ⁄3 1 ⁄3 1 0 0 1 0 O’connor H,1 0 0 0 0 0 T.buchholz H,4 1⁄3 Isringhausen H,8 1 1 0 0 1 1 F.Rodriguez 1 0 0 0 0 1 Colorado 3 5 5 6 3 Jimenez L,0-3 32⁄3 0 0 0 1 1 Mortensen 21⁄3 1 1 2 2 1 1 F.Morales Belisle 1 0 0 0 1 2 Lindstrom 1 2 2 2 0 0 r 0 3 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Late Wednesday Royals 4, Yankees 3 (11) Kansas City New York ab r h bi ab r h bi Dyson cf 5 0 1 0 Jeter ss 6 0 0 0 MeCarr lf 3 1 0 0 Grndrs cf 5 1 2 2 Hsmer 1b 4 2 1 2 Teixeir 1b 4 0 1 0 Butler dh 2 0 0 0 AlRdrg 3b 5 0 1 0 Maier dh 2 0 0 0 Cano 2b 2 1 1 0 Francr rf 4 0 1 1 ENunez 2b 3 0 1 0 Betemt 3b 3 0 1 1 Swisher rf 5 0 1 0 B.Pena c 3 0 0 0 Posada dh 3 0 2 1 4 1 1 0 Gordon ph1 0 0 0 Martin c Treanr c 1 0 0 0 Gardnr lf 4 0 2 0 Getz 2b 4 1 0 0 AEscor ss 3 0 0 0 Totals 35 4 4 4 Totals 41 3 12 3 Kansas City 000 100 010 11—4 New York 011 000 000 10—3 E—A.j.burnett (3). Dp—Kansas City 2. Lob—Kansas City 12, New York 15. 2b— Francoeur (11). Hr—Hosmer (1), Granderson (12). Sb—Dyson (9), Me.cabrera (4), Granderson (3), E.nunez (4). Cs—A.escobar (4), Gardner (5). S—A.escobar, Gardner. Sf—Hosmer. IP H R ER BB SO Kansas City Mazzaro 4 6 2 2 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 Adcock 12⁄3 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Collins Crow 3 3 0 0 3 2 Soria W,3-0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 L.coleman S,1-1 1 New York A.J.Burnett 7 1 1 1 5 6 2 ⁄3 1 1 1 2 2 Robertson 1 Logan ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 M.Rivera 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 3 2 Carlyle L,0-1 Ayala 1 1 0 0 1 1

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Mustangs ready BY MIKE LONDON

GRANITE QUARRY — Defending 3A champion East Rowan opens the playoffs tonight at home against a Rockingham County team that is still mostly a mystery to East coach Brian Hightower. If you’ve got a scouting report, give him a call. “I don’t know anything at all except they’re 12-13, and they’ve given up more runs than they’ve scored,” Hightower said. Hightower knows more about his own bunch. East (18-7) is ranked seventh in 3A, although the Mustangs have experienced more ups and downs than usual on their way to NPC regular season and tournament championships. The playoffs are what matter most, though. The playoffs are what people remember, and East is capable of another long run. “I really like where our guys are right now,” Hightower said. “It’s a loose bunch, a very relaxed bunch, but I think they all want to do something great in the playoffs just as ROBBINS much as I do. I think they’ll bring more focus to the playoffs than what we’ve seen at times in the regular season.” Hightower’s horse Bradley Robbins (9-0, 1.19 ERA, 76 strikeouts) will pitch tonight. “I’m always going to pitch my best pitcher in the first round,” Hightower said. “If everything goes well for us Friday, then that gives us Justin Morris, Will Johnson and maybe Bradley for an inning in the second round.” Robbins only struck out one in his most recent outing — the NPC tournament championship game against West Iredell, but Hightower wasn’t concerned about that. “West Iredell doesn’t strike out much against anybody,” he said. “They swing at a lot of first pitches, and they make a lot of contact.” The return to health of Wesley LeRoy helps the Mustangs. He’s a fine right fielder and gives the Mustangs another guy who can run. Outstanding season: Catcher Luke Thomas, headed to Wingate, is batting .423 with 27 RBIs. Unsung hero: While he’s had to overcome a really slow start, center fielder Will Sapp has scored a team-high 34 runs and has his batting average up to .345. His defense has been unbelievable all along. South Rowan at Charlotte Catholic (3A) This game’s being played at Jack Hughes Memorial Park in Pineville. South won a first-round road shocker last season when it prevailed 7-5 at Weddington and would like a repeat performance. Catholic eliminated Carson in a second-rounder last season, and the winner of this game gets to play the

Carson-Mount Pleasant winner. Outstanding season: Two-way player Matt Miller is one of the county’s top juniors. He’s 4-3 on the mound with four homers and 21 runs and is the likely starting pitcher tonight. MILLER Unsung hero: No. 2 hurler Preston Penninger leads the Raiders with 19 RBIs in only 59 at-bats. Chatham Central at North Rowan (1A) North Rowan has already battered Chatham Central 13-6 and 12-2 in YVC regular season games, but the league’s seventh-place team made the playoffs as a wild card. North appears to be the only 1A team to have registered 20 wins so far this season and is ranked fourth in 1A. The Cavaliers are batting .376 as a team. Outstanding season: Left fielder Matt Mauldin is batting an BARKER eye-popping .551 with 38 RBIs. Unsung hero: Wes Barker has scored a county-leading 43 runs. Piedmont at Salisbury (2A) Salisbury earned a home game by winning the CCC tournament. Piedmont, from the Monroe area, is a No. 3 seed but it was No. 3 in the Rocky River Conference, arguably the state’s best 2A league. Cuthbertson, ranked No. 1 in 2A, and West Stanly, ranked fourth, are also representing the Rocky River in the playoffs. Elwood, Brad headed to join the Charlotte 49ers, is a player to watch for VAN DER POEL coach Milt Flow’s Panthers. Outstanding season: SHS senior Philip Tonseth is batting .436 with three homers and 33 RBIs and is 5-3 on the mound. Unsung hero: Left fielder Scott Van der Poel is batting a team-best .446. Butler at Davie (4A) Ranked sixth in 4A, Davie may still be underrated. The War Eagles are batting .359 as a team with 24 homers, and the pitching is really deep. Outstanding seasons: Just to name a few: shortstop Carson Herndon (.470, 30 RBIs), first baseman Corey Randall (eight NEWMAN homers, .429), center fielder Alex Newman (.393, 18 steals) and hurler Ryan Foster (8-1, 1.20 ERA).

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Giants 4, Diamondbacks 3 Arizona

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Cress gets ace at Irish West Rowan, Rocky Mount, Fayetteville Byrd and Forestview won reAlan Cress, head pro at The Club cent boys regional titles. at Irish Creek, made a hole-in-one on No. 15 earlier this week.  Prep softball Cress used a 5-iron on the 188-yard Top-seeded East Rowan plays sechole. It was his third career ace. Witnesses were Jim Atkinson, Doug Sa- ond-seeded North Iredell for the NPC Tournament championship tonight at dosuk and Ken Sparks. Carson at 6 p.m. From staff reports

 Pro baseball

Jake Petricka pitched the Kannapolis Intimidators to a 5-2 win against Lexington on Thursday and a sweep of the SAL series.  In the independent American Association, pitcher Zach Ward (A.L. Brown) was traded by the Grand Prairie Air Hogs to the Fargo-Moorehead RedHawks.  Spencer Steedley (East Rowan) was the winning pitcher for New Britain in Thursday’s 10-9 victory against Portland. Steedley (2-1) walked four in 21⁄3 innings of relief, but he didn’t allow any hits or runs.  Wilmington’s Whit Merrifield (Davie) continued his onslaught against Carolina League pitching on Thursday. He went 2-for-3 in a 5-4 loss to Salem to bump his batting average to .327.

 Prep soccer

 Middle school tennis Knox edged Erwin 5-4. Singles winners for the Trojans were Abraham Post, David Derrick and Evan Dunn. Post-Dunn and Derrick-Robbie Slate won in doubles.  West Rowan Middle defeated China Grove 6-3, with Chase Webb, Juwan Everett and Andrew Timmerman winning in singles for the Bulldogs. Doubles winners for West were Matthew Long-Webb, Sam Kennedy-Everett and TimmermanChris Peele.  North Rowan finished a strong season with a loss to Southeast.

 Middle school baseball Corriher-Lipe beat North Rowan 10-0 in five innings in a regular-season finale. Kameron McVay pitched a one-hitter and struck out 10. He went 4-for4 at the plate with two RBIs. Eric Stowe and A-rod Kennerly also had two hits and two RBIs apiece for the Yellow Jackets.

Due to prom conflicts on Saturday, Salisbury and West Rowan will play second-round home games tonight in the soccer playoffs. The Hornets play Piedmont, while the Falcons take on Marvin Ridge. Games start at 7 p.m.  College baseball  Ravenscroft’s Carolina Trey Holmes (East Rowan) had Lindquist was named Gatorade Girls Player of the Year for North Caroli- three hits for Appalachian State in a 6-5 loss to High Point on Thursday. na. She’s a UNC signee.

 Prep track

 Golf tournament

The 3A State Meet is today at North Carolina A&T, starting at 10. Admission is $6. South Central is the defending girls champion, while Asheville is the defending champ in the boys ranks.

The 9th annual Bob Hundley Golf Tournament will be played at Corbin Hills on Saturday. North Rowan boosters put on the tournament. There will be a 2 p.m. shotgun start. The cost is $45 per player.


FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011 • 3B


BULLS FROM 1B in the next round, with a spot in the NBA Final on the line. Game 1 is Sunday in Chicago. Rose was right in the middle of things, of course. He scored 19 points in addition to setting up all those baskets, but this was a textbook performance by the guys around him, each of them comfortable in a supporting role, each of them willing to do the dirty work at the defensive end. The most impressive number: Chicago had assists on all but seven of its 31 baskets. Or, come to think of it, maybe it was this stat: The Hawks shot just 37 percent (27 of 74) and rarely got an open look. That wasn’t the case for Boozer. He kept winding up with the ball with no one around, and kept knocking down jump shots. He went 10of-16 from the field, grabbed 10 rebounds and handed out five assists.

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Philip Tonseth and the Hornets hope to stay hot as they host Piedmont tonight.


BASEBALL FROM 1B “Gunnar made the throw across the diamond and he made the off-balance throw charging in,” Cauble said. “He’s ready. Those four or five days when he couldn’t swing made him hungry.” The standout for Carson has been catcher Joseph Basinger (five homers, 28 RBIs, .390). The unsung hero has been second baseman Kyle Youngo (.328, 27 runs, great defense). The wild card in tonight’s playoff game could be outfielder Tripp Cross, who emerged from a slump to crush two doubles in Cason’s most recent outing, which was way back on May 2. “It’s what have-you-done-lately time now,” Cauble said. “He’ll be in there.” Tyson and Cauble have squared off often before, notably when they were SPC rivals a decade ago. Cauble was coaching a West Rowan program that was on the rise, while Tyson was coaching a Central Cabarrus squad that was

one of the league’s established powerhouses. Tyson has two premium options as far as tonight’s starting pitcher. Both are right-handers. Catawba signee Anthony Allende and North Carolina signee Grayson Atwood are 1A and 1B as far as Tyson is concerned. “Atwood’s probably gonna be a third baseman or a first baseman or maybe even a corner outfielder when he gets to UNC,” Tyson said. “But he knew we’d be counting on him to pitch some this year, and he’s kinda gotten the pitching bug. I’d still call him a project pitching-wise, but he can run it up there upper 80s and stays around 85. He’s got a fresh arm, with a lot of upside. He could wind up being like that (Bobby) Parnell rascal over your way.” Atwood, who pitched well in a playoff game at East Rowan last season, is 6-foot-4, 205 pounds and certainly looks like a Division I player is supposed to look when he pulls on a uniform. “He’s got six homers and is batting around .400,” Tyson said. “And that’s with not a lot of people giving him any-

thing to hit.” Allende had an injured wrist, which is one reason the Tigers struggled in March. Adding his bat to the middle of the lineup made a difference. Allende was 6-for-10 vs. Rowan squads in the Fieldcrest Cannon tournament. Yet another star for Mount Pleasant is shortstop Brandon Burris, an Appalachian State signee who was 7-for13 in the Fieldcrest tournament. “He’s a scrapper and a field rat,” Tyson said of Burris. “I’ll be real surprised if he doesn’t start at second base for Appalachian.” In a 1A game tonight, North Rowan is a hefty favorite at home against YVC foe Chatham Central. In 3A, seventhranked East Rowan will be favored to win at home against Rockingham, a No. 5 seed, while South Rowan travels to Pineville to challenge Charlotte Catholic. In 2A, Salisbury is an underdog at home against Piedmont. In 4A, sixth-ranked Davie is home against Matthews Butler. Games are at 7 p.m. See Page 2B for all the West pairings and info on the other playoff games.

summer no longer appears to be the biggest obstacle in regaining his golf game or pursuing Jack Nicklaus’ record 18 majors. It’s his health. Woods already has gone through four surgeries on his left knee. Now he has an Achilles problem, too. He has gone 18 months since his last win, three years without adding to his 14 majors, and he has no idea when he will be fit enough to compete again. It started on the first hole, a 3-wood that “just didn’t feel good” and sailed well to the left into the pine trees. His left foot slipped on the pine straw — similar to the shot on the 17th hole at Augusta National in the third round that caused this latest injury — and he wound up on the side of a mound short of the

Luol Deng hit some big baskets early and finished with 13 points. Joakim Noah scored 11 and stifled the Hawks with three blocks. Omer Asik chipped in with two swats of his own. Keith Bogans made only one basket, but it was a big 3-pointer as the Bulls put it away in the third quarter. And, boy, did everyone play some defense. Atlanta had hoped to extend the series to a Game 7, feeling the pressure would be squarely on the Bulls if it came down to a winner-takeall. But Chicago squashed those hopes right from the opening tip. The Bulls never trailed, and the lead was 10 by the end of the first quarter. The Hawks had been in that position before. They fell behind by 15 in Game 5, then fought back to lead early in the fourth quarter. Chicago dominated down the stretch for a 13-point win, but the Bulls weren’t about to cut it that close again.

green, another awkward stance. “The knee acted up, and then the Achilles followed after that, and then the calf started cramping up,” Woods said. “Everything started getting tight, so it’s just a whole chain reaction.” Asked if he should have walked off the course earlier, Woods replied, “Probably.” He stopped on the seventh hole of the fourth round at The Players last year with what turned out to be a minor neck injury. This time he made it only to the ninth hole of the first round. From the fairway, he blasted a 5-wood so far over the green that it landed beyond a bunker, under a tree. He flubbed his chip into the bunker, blasted out to 25 feet and made another bogey. “Tiger looked like he was in pain today,” said Matt Kuchar, the third in their group. “You could tell he was walking quite slowly, quite gingerly.”


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BRITTAIN FROM 1B Brittain still had a baby face, but he has been a big part of the resurgence as the team’s No. 1 player. “He’s little, but believe it or not, he has grown a lot and has gotten taller,” Brown said. “One of his main issues was not having the power. He has lifted weights and he hits it harder.” Also helping are his threedays-a-week trips to River Run in Davidson to work out. “I worked harder than I ever have,” Brittain said. “What I worked on was hitting it with more pace.” His first three years, his

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Brock Overcash and Lewis Young are paired up in doubles play in this weekend’s individual championship. doubles quarterfinals last year with partner Austin Flynn. Page also won his first round pairing in 2010. Lewis Young, a Roanoke College signee, and Brock Overcash are paired with Durham School of the Arts’ Emerson Ellis and Drew Guerra. Page defeated Hang Lak Choi 6-3, 6-2 as one of the highlights of Salisbury’s loss at the hands of the Red Devils Tuesday. Newton ended Salisbury’s season for the sec-

ond straight year after beating them in the state semifinals last year. “From there, we just kind of set our peace, and said lets just focus on this one,” Stroupe said. “They’re extremely good, but I felt like, different time, different place, we had them.” For now, the Hornets look forward, with one more chance for greatness in 2011. “We’re ready for it,” Stroupe said. “We’re excited about the challenge.”

goal was just to make the regionals. But as a senior, his one goal was to get to Burlington. Last week, he opened play BRITTAIN with an easy 6-2, 6-2 win over Forrest Boone of Charlotte Catholic. He had a chance to study Beridez in his firstround match. “I knew I had to move him around and stay aggressive,” Brittain said. Brittain was too close to falter. He got pumped up, then went out and realized his goal with a hard-fought win. The busride home was nothing but excited pats on the

back that carried over to this week. “It’s good to get recognition around school where tennis isn’t used to getting much,” Brittain said. Brittain also smiles about getting to play the same weekend as the Salisbury Hornets, who are taking six to the state tournament. “I lived closer to the city up and I had my friends and they had theirs,” Brittain said. “We were playing at a young age.” Brown is as happy as anyone. “I don’t think West has had anyone in the states in at least 20 years,” he said. Now, West’s little man is on the big stage. You’ll know it, too, if Brittain wins. Just listen for a loud, “Yes!”

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teams there, but we’re going to do our best and see where that gets us.” The first round consists of eight singles and eight doubles matches, Gentry and Weant, this year’s regional champs, fell in the first round to Greene Central’s Eric Simmons and Colby Chase in last year’s tournament.Today, Weant/Gentry face Garrett Peedin and Montana Wiggs of North Johnston in Round 1. The duo went 4-0 in the regional, defeating Jesse Massucco/Evan Day 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in the final. “There’s tough matches,” Stroupe said. “They’re matches that, if we play well, we can win.” Junior Alan Lebowitz and senior Steven Page will partake in singles play. Page will face Pittsboro Northwood’s Christian Manhard and Lebowitz takes on Roanoke Rapids’ James Tart, although that’s news to him. Thursday afternoon, Lebowitz said he had no idea who he was facing. “You don’t really gain anything from looking up a ranking,” Lebowitz said. “It’s just a number to me. A ranking may not represent what they actually play like.” Lebowitz made it to the

4B • FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011

Sharks avoid collapse

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san Jose goalie Antti Niemi had 38 saves in san Jose’s Game 7 win. valiantly to the end but were unable to complete their bid for an historic feat. Detroit furiously pushed for the tying goal in the frantic final minutes, but couldn’t beat Niemi again — even after getting a late power-play chance. The much-maligned Marleau, who was called “gutless” by former teammate Jeremy Roenick after Game 5, gave the Sharks the breathing room they had been desperately seeking when he poked a rebound of Setoguchi’s shot into an empty net behind Jimmy Howard to give San Jose a 3-1 lead. But as tough as it was to eliminate the Red Wings in

the series, it was just that hard to close out this game. Datsyuk beat Niemi with a great individual effort to make it a one-goal game with 6:01 remaining. The Sharks had to kill off a power play, when Torrey Mitchell was called for slashing with 5:03 left, to preserve the lead. Niemi then made a stop on a tricky shot by Datsyuk in the final minute. After a scramble in front of the net, Marleau got the final clear in the closing seconds, sending the fans into delirium and giving the Sharks their first sense of relief as the clock ran out.

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Phil Mickelson hit a shot onto the green and it rolled into the water. Ben Crane hit a shot over an island and it wound up on dry land. Tiger Woods played the shortest tournament of his career. Even on a relatively calm day, there’s no predicting what might happen at The P l a y e r s Championship. T h e strangest sight of all WATNEY Thursday was Woods, limping off the ninth green and heading to the parking lot, but not before making a detour to a fitness trailer with a sign painted on the side that said, “Is knee pain holding you back?” Nine holes into this first tournament since the Masters — where Woods said he had a “minor injury” to his left knee and Achilles — he couldn’t go on. He withdrew after a 42 on the front nine, his highest 9hole score ever at the TPC Sawgrass. “I’m having a hard time walking,” he said. Nick Watney and so many others made it look easy, even though it rarely is on this crazy course. One week after he missed the cut for the first time in nearly a year, Watney opened with an 8-under 64 for a oneshot lead over Lucas Glover. Not only was it Watney’s best score at Sawgrass by four shots, he had a double bogey

early in his round. “Last week in Charlotte, I got off to a bad start and I never really righted the ship,” Watney said. “So today to have a bad hole like that and still play a good round is a rewarding feeling, just because I didn’t let it affect the rest of my day.” Glover atop the leaderboard was not unusual, not after he won last week at the Wells Fargo Championship to end a twoyear drought since his U.S. Open title. He played the par5 16th and the par-3 17th in eight shots, but not the way he would have thought. He hit into the water on the 16th to make bogey on the easiest hole at Sawgrass, then knocked in a 20-foot birdie on the islandgreen 17th. There were plenty of other surprises. Mark O’Meara, the 54-yearold who qualified for this prestigious event by winning the Senior Players Championship, returned to Sawgrass for the first time since 2003 and opened with a 66. The last time O’Meara had a score that low on this course, Woods was still in high school. He’s not very long off the tee, but this is one golf course that is not all about length. “Even when I went to dinner with Tiger last night, my wife Meredith said, ‘How’s Mark hitting it?’ He says, ‘Short.’ OK, yeah, I’m not 32 and strong,” O’Meara said. “But I hit it far enough.” Davis Toms also had a 66, and he managed to do that without a single bogey on his card. PGA champion Martin Kaymer, who can return to No. 1 in the world by winning or

finishing alone in second this week, opened with a 67 along with U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell and Rory Sabbatini. Kaymer was witness to the biggest news of the day. He was in the group with Matt Kuchar and Woods, although it became a twosome on the back nine when Woods left. “Nobody really knows how much pain he was in,” Kaymer said. “He was walking really slowly. He was walking behind us. But I didn’t know that it was because of pain or I just thought that he walks a little slower than me.” Crane shot a 68, a round highlighted because of a bogey. On the infamous islandgreen 17th, Crane caught a gust of wind as the ball was in flight and it took over the green. But the ball landed on the back of the wooden frame and bounced so far that it cleared the water and landed among the spectators. He then faced a scary pitch back to the island and hit the bulkhead in about the same spot, the ball rolling to the front of the green. He two-putted from 50 feet for his bogey, which could have been much worse. “A crazy day, a crazy game,” Crane said. Mickelson might have chosen a different word. He saw his tee shot land on the front corner of the green at No. 13, then begin rolling toward the bottom shelf until it dropped over the ledge. “I didn’t know it could possibly go in the water,” Mickelson said after a 71.

Fiesta Bowl fined, kept by BCS Associated Press

WASHINGTON — At the cost of a $1 million fine, the Fiesta Bowl will keep its place in the Bowl Championship Series. The BCS presidential oversight committee imposed the penalty in the wake of a scandal at the Arizona-based game that included apparently illegal campaign contributions from staff and lavish spending by the former CEO on parties and a night at a strip club. Under the ruling, the Fiesta Bowl must also meet certain BCS demands such as strengthening the Fiesta Bowl’s board and imposing greater supervision over bowl executives.

SOCCER GENEVA — Facing a deepening corruption scandal, FIFA demanded evidence to back up English claims that six executive committee members were involved in

bribery during bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. FIFA President Sepp Blatter, meanwhile, promised to resolve the crisis before he comes up for re-election on June 1. Blatter is seeking a fourth and final four-year term against Qatari challenger Mohamed bin Hammam, who was a central figure in his country’s victorious — and controversial — bid to host the 2022 World Cup.

NCAA HOOPS AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Rick Barnes has received a $200,000 raise that boosts his pay to $2.4 million each season. The University of Texas System Board of Regents approved the pay hike in a motion that recognized Barnes for his “commitment, motivation and performance” and the desire to keep him coaching the Longhorns. Barnes will be entering his 14th season at Texas. He has

taken the Longhorns to the NCAA tournament each season but hasn’t advanced past the second round in four of the last five years. • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Robert Traylor, the former NBA and University of Michigan big man nicknamed “Tractor” because of his hulking frame, has died. He was 34. Described as a “gentle giant” with a generous smile, Traylor played seven years in the NBA. He is perhaps most remembered, however, for his career at Michigan, where he was a standout for three seasons but became embroiled in a major scandal involving a booster. Police in San Juan said Traylor was found dead on the bedroom floor of his oceanfront apartment. Police and Traylor’s team, the Bayamon Cowboys, said he had been missing for a few days and apparently died from a heart attack.

The NL roundup ... DENVER — Carlos Beltran hit a careerhigh three homers and drove in six runs to help the New York Mets beat Ubaldo Jimenez and the Colorado Rockies 9-5 on Thursday in a game delayed more than two hours by rain. Beltran homered from both sides of the plate and reached all parts of the ballpark with his three two-run homers: straightaway center in the first, deep left in the seventh and into the right-field seats in the ninth. The switch-hitting outfielder became the eighth Mets player to hit three in a game, and first since Jose Reyes on Aug. 15, 2006, at Philadelphia. Reyes hit a two-run single in the fourth that chased Jimenez (0-3) and kept the Rockies’ ace searching for his elusive first win of the season. He lasted just 3 2-3 innings in his shortest stint of the season, surrendering five runs and three hits while walking six. With San Francisco beating Arizona earlier in the day, Colorado fell out of at least a tie for the lead in the NL West for the first time since April 5. The Rockies have now dropped six of their last seven contests, including two of three against the Mets, a team they swept in a four-game series at Citi Field last month. Braves 6, Nationals 5, 10 innings ATLANTA — Martin Prado hit a tying grand slam in the seventh inning, then scored the winning run on Brian McCann’s single to right field in the 10th for Atlanta.

Doug Slaten (0-1) walked Prado to open the 10th inning, and Prado advanced to second on Nate McLouth’s sacrifice bunt. Slaten intentionally walked Chipper Jones — who hit his fourth homer in the third inning — and McCann delivered the winning hit. Braves players rushed out of the dugout to join him as soon as he rounded first base. Craig Kimbrel (1-1), who blew his third save in the Braves’ 7-3 loss to Washington in 11 innings on Wednesday night, struck out the side in the 10th to earn the victory. Cardinals 9, Cubs 1 CHICAGO — Unbeaten Jaime Garcia pitched seven effective innings and Matt Holliday homered to start an early burst in St. Louis’ victory over Chicago. Garcia (5-0), who carried a perfect game into the eighth in his previous start against Milwaukee, allowed one run and nine hits. He complemented his 84-pitch outing by hitting an RBI single. St. Louis finished with 16 hits and took two of three in the series without manager Tony La Russa, who is back in St. Louis recovering from shingles. Giants 3, Diamondbacks 2 SAN FRANCISCO — Matt Cain had his best outing in nearly a month, Nate Schierholtz added three hits to help San Francisco beat Arizona to complete a perfect homestand. Eli Whiteside doubled twice to help the Giants go 6-0 at home. They swept Colorado and then Arizona to extend their season-high winning streak to six games. Gerardo Parra, Xavier Nady and Justin Upton had two hits apiece for Arizona, which has lost four straight.

O’s complete sweep of Mariners Associated Press

The AL roundup ... BALTIMORE — J.J. Hardy singled in two runs in the 12th inning, and the Baltimore Orioles rallied to beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Thursday night for a three-game sweep. After Seattle scored in the top half of the 12th, the Orioles bounced back in the bottom half against Brandon League (0-3). Derrek Lee hit a leadoff single, and League hit Vladimir Guerrero and Adam Jones with pitches to load the bases with no outs. Matt Wieters hit a liner that shortstop Luis Rodriguez snagged, but Hardy followed with a bouncer up the middle that scored Lee and pinch-runner Jake Fox.

Royals 11, Yankees 5 NEW YORK — Eric Hosmer and Melky Cabrera homered and Kansas City beat New York, sending the Yankees to their first home series loss of the season. New York’s Robinson Cano homered a day after he was hit in the head with a pitch, and Alex Rodriguez homered for the first time in 65 at-bats. Rays 7, Indians 4 CLEVELAND — James Shields pitched seven strong innings to finally beat Cleveland, and Tampa Bay did some more road repair to their record with a victory over the Indians. Tampa Bay has won 10 of 11 on the road and owns the majors’ best mark away from home at 13-5.

Earnhardt with one more chance Associated Press

CONCORD — Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s losing streak has reached 103 races — long enough that he’s no longer guaranteed an automatic berth in the upcoming $1 million All-Star event. His last shot to qualify ahead of the May 21 race comes Sunday at Dover International Speedway, where a victory would be his first since 2008 and earn him a coveted spot in the Sprint All-Star race. But Earnhardt doesn’t see a win in his near future despite steady improvement through the first 10 races of this season. “I don’t feel a win is close,” Earnhardt said this week as he promoted the new HD video screen at Charlotte Motor Speedway. “But they’ll come if you continue to run competitive. I don’t know where the win is going to come or if and when it will come, but we’re just going to keep working really hard and putting ourselves in position, those opportunities should be there.” Earnhardt is still approaching the next few weeks as if he needs a victory. He still has two shots at making the All-Star race even if he doesn’t win at Dover: Earnhardt can move into the main event with a victory in the 40-lap Sprint Showdown, the last-chance race held right before the main event. And if he falls short there, the eight-time winner of NASCAR’s most popular driver award will most certainly pick up the final AllStar race berth, reserved for the winner of the fan vote. But Earnhardt refuses to operate as if the fan vote is a given — even though his inclusion in the field is the likely reason the pace is well on track to break the record of 1.5 million votes cast last year. “I don’t take it for granted that we’ll get the fan vote. Anything can happen,” he said. “The most important thing is just focusing on the points races, the races that matter toward the championship. When we get to AllStar weekend, however things are lined up is how

things are lined up. It will be interesting being on the other side of the fence, trying to find a way into the race and going through that experience myself personally, to have an appreciation for what that is like versus just showing up and being locked in. “It could be interesting and good for me to have that experience as well.” Earnhardt goes to Dover confident he and his No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports are over last weekend’s pit-road mistake at Darlington. Earnhardt received a pass-through penalty for hitting the cone at the edge of the pit road commitment line, and he called a team meeting immediately after the race to talk about his mistake with his crew. The penalty ruined what could have been a top-10 finish, but Earnhardt did rally to finish 14th. “I wanted to tell those guys that my focus was strong. (The mistake) wasn’t because of a lack of focus or a lack of concentration,” he said. “I was just trying to get a little bit too much and I’ll try to minimize mistakes going forward.” Earnhardt said he didn’t wait until this week, or until he got to Dover, to address the issue with his team because he wanted to show right away how much he cared about the error. “That way nobody goes home wondering how anyone is thinking. They know how I


feel, and I know how they feel,” he said. “It was just a good way to put it behind us as quick as we could.” Earnhardt also praised crew chief Steve Letarte and his team for their energy and focus, and for building him cars that have helped him to his fourth-place position in the Sprint Cup standings. He’s had two top-five finishes, and five top-10s through 10 races. But he knows once the schedule runs through Charlotte next week — the All-Star race is followed by the CocaCola 600 — Earnhardt has a hard stretch ahead. He’ll go to Pocono and the road course in Sonoma, where he has a shaky history, as well as a stop at Michigan, site of his last Cup win. He’s already admitted the summer stretch will be a test for his team. “It’s always really tough because it’s hot and there are some tracks in there that I’m inconsistent at,” he said. “It’s already a high-pressure situation just being in the sport alone.” He won’t freak out, though, if his performance drops a bit. “If we struggle a little bit going to Pocono the first round, I won’t be too worried,” he said. “It may take a year for me and (Letarte) to start to really hit it at a few race tracks. We’ve been to every track this year and been a top-10 car and that might not happen. I feel like it will over time.”

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The NHL roundup ... SAN JOSE, Calif. — Patrick Marleau got his first point of the series when he knocked home a rebound with 7:47 to play and the San Jose Sharks finally managed to knock out the Detroit Red Wings on their fourth try with a 3-2 victory Thursday night in Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinal series. Devin Setoguchi and Logan Couture scored in the first period and Antti Niemi made 38 saves for the Sharks, who had lost three straight potential clinching games before eliminating the Red Wings for the second straight year in the second round. San Jose avoided becoming the fourth NHL team to lose a series after winning the first three games. A franchise known for its playoff flops avoided a colossal one and now heads into its second straight Western Conference final. That series begins Sunday in Vancouver. Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg scored for the Red Wings, who fought



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Supervises, leads and plans for a variety of public health programs; collects and analyzes data; develops and prepares grants to obtain funding; compiles cost information in planning and justifying budget; provides supervision, evaluation and monitoring of staff work plans and performance; develops, reviews, and adjusts goals, standards, policies and procedures; evaluates staff training needs and arranges for training; works with lab and pharmacy directors in oversight of these two ancillary services. Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing with a PHN rotation from an accredited college or university and four years of Public Health Nursing experience including one year of experience in a supervisory capacity; or graduation from an accredited School of Professional Nursing and five years of professional nursing experience, four of which must have been in public health including one year of experience in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be licensed to practice as a R.N. by the N.C. Board of Nursing. A valid driver's license is required. Starting Salary $56,071 - $ 60,663 or commensurate with education and experience. BENEFITS. Submit application to Rowan County Human Resources, 130 W. Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28144. Open until filled. Applications available at We Administer Pre-employment Drug Tests, Conduct Criminal Background Investigations, and Driving History.EOE Childcare

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Toyota 4Runner Limited, 2004. Titanium metallic exterior with stone interior. $18,659. Stock #P7687. Call 1-800-542-9758.

Toyota Highlander Limited, 2003, Vintage Gold Metallic/Tan Leather, 4.0L 4speed auto trans. w/Snow Mode AM/FM/Tape/CD, all power, SUNROOF, dual power & heated seats , extra clean, ready for test drive. Call Steve at 704-603-4255

Position available for MDS Coordinator (LPN or RN), 8:30am-5pm, M-F, must be experienced in 3.0. Apply in person, Brightmoor Nursing Ctr., 610 W. Fisher St. Needed experienced roofers. Drivers license required. Call Graham Roofing, Inc. 704-213-0459 Sales

Attention Students! SUMMER WORK

Toyota RAV4 S, 2004. Titanium metallic exterior with dark charcoal interior. $11,259. Stock # T11390A 1-800-542-9758

Excellent Pay Flexible FT/PT Customer sales/svc No exp needed-will train All ages 17+ Scholarships avail. Conditions apply Call ASAP

The Salisbury Post publishes a monthly page assisting the Humane Society of Rowan County & Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary in placing pets for adoption.

This page has already proven to work! It has helped many animals be adopted!

Toyota Tundra Double Cab, SR-5, 2008. Only 13k miles. Extra Clean! Must See! Call Steve 704-603-4255

Toyota Tundra, Super white exterior with graphite interior. $19,659. Stock #K7697. 1-800542-9758

Want to get results? ★★★★

See stars


Class A CDL flatbed drivers wanted. Dedicated freight. Long distance. Home most weekends. Owner/Operators accepted. Call Curtis at 704-2783532 ext. 202


LPN/RN Baylor position available 7am7pm. Apply in person, Brightmoor Nursing Ctr., 610 W. Fisher St. Healthcare

Med Tech/CNA

You can help us support the Humane Society of Rowan County & Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary by committing to just $40 per month as a page sponsor. Sponsorship recognition includes business name, address and phone number. ------Personal and anonymous donations are also accepted.

This is a chance to HELP animals AND PROMOTE your business! It is a Win-Win! 704-797-4220


Lawn and Garden

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

Ariens. 40inch. 15hp. riding mower. runs well mows good. many new parts. $500 or BO. 704224-3752

Farm Equipment & Supplies

Bush hog, 5 ft. 3 point hitch. Heavy duty. Good condition. $450. Please call 704-245-3660

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

Husqvarna Chainsaw. 455 chainsaw with 18" bar & chain. In good shape. Asking $260. Call for details, 704-806-7405 Holshouser Cycle Shop Lawn mower repairs and trimmer sharpening. Pick up & delivery. (704)637-2856

Kubota BX 2660 2009 Tractor 4 wheel drive, front end loader, aerator, front bucket, scrape blade, 60” mowing deck $16,000. 704-209-3106

Mower. 22" Toro mower with leaf bag. Like new, just serviced. 6.5 horsepower motor, $150. Call 704-633-6558.

Machine & Tools

Lawn mower. 40 inch riding mower. ariens. 15 horse. runs well, cuts good. $500. Please call 704-224-3752.

Bostitch Hardwood Flooring Nailer. Good Condition. $200. Call 704-637-3251

Flowers & Plants

Router table with lots of router bits & accessories. Have to see to believe! $500. 704-633-0259


Misc. Equipment & Supplies Bush hog house, 5 ft. Good condition $400 704-633-9453

Misc For Sale CHICKEN MANURE $8 bobcat scoop loaded. Delivery available & negotiable. 704-433-5287

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

Leyland Cypress

Antiques & Collectibles Antique thumb back chairs (7), 1 arm chair, 6 side chairs. $500. Call 704-637-2922

Collectibles. Barbies '96, '97, '98 Holiday, 40th Anniversary & Millennium, '97 Peter Rabbit $25 ea. 704-637-9059 after 6pm

Makes a beautiful property line boundary or privacy screen. One gallon three ft., $10. Seven gallon six ft. & full, $40. 14 ft. B&B, $200. All of the above includes mulch, special fertilizer, delivery and installation! 704-274-0569

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

Adjustable bed, XL Twin w/bed cane, $500 Please Call 704-533-1195 Air Conditioners, Washers, Dryers, Ranges, Frig. $65 & up. Used TV & Appliance Center Service after the sale. 704-279-6500 Bar stools (3), like new. $125. New natural gas logs, ventless. $100. Call 704-637-1753

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.


10 beautiful Dolls. collectible dolls. 18”-20” tall. Paid $200 ea. Asking $50 ea. or best offer. Please call 704-633-7425

Baby Items Free infant car seat. Good condition. Please call 336-284-2270 for more information.

Clothing & Footwear

French Provencal antique white w/gold trim. Dresser, mirror, 2 night stands, bureau, & headboard. Solid construction, good condition $650. 704639-0645 Bedroom suite, new 5 piece. All for $297.97. Hometown Furniture, 322 S. Main St. 704-633-7777 China cabinet, large. Carved wood, glass shelves, interior lights. Brass hinges & hardware. Very elegant. 53”W x 83”H x 19”D. $500. 704-202-0831

Desk. Executive desk, Lwith upper shaped cabinets. Has a cherry finish. In excellent condition. $495. Call for details, 704-806-7405. DINING ROOM SET table 78x38 with 18in extension, 2 piece hutch with light and glass shelves and 6 chairs (2 arm chairs) Hunter green and Cherry wood $675 for all 704-798-0660 Oversized Amish wood chair w/padded seat. $200. Please Call 704-533-1195

Sofa, white leather, $300; TV Armoire $200. Moving must sell. Call 704-6300859.

Computers & Software

Dell PC, fast & 21” Samsung Flatscreen Monitor. Paid $3500. Asking $500 obo. 704603-4079 Xerox Phaser 8550Dp $499 Call 704-633-0029

Horse quality fescue and orchard grass mix hay, spring cutting. Field pick up. $2.50/bale. Call Gary now for future notification when hay is ready. 704239-6242. Rockwell area.

Cross training for persons with healthcare (direct care, mgmt., admin, support, ancil. services, EMS) or Computer technology experience. Fed (US HHS ONC HIT ARRA) funded. Placement assistance provided. Visit or call 828327-7000-x 4816

Misc For Sale

Lost & Found

Motor for 2000 Dodge/Jeep, 360, 5.9, 98000 miles. $500 OBO. 336-940-3134

Found Dog, small, black long hair. Jake Alexander & Morlan Park Rd. 336787-3252

Pine Plate Rack. 2 grooved shelves. Aproximately 4 foot x 28 inch. 704-798-4748. $50.

Found dog. Possibly Beagle mix, dark gold with black tail, Patterson Rd., May 1. Please call to identify. 704-754-7540

Receiver Hitch for 97-11 Dodge Dakota/Durango. $100. Please Call 336940-3134 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

Truck Bed Cover, fiberglass, painted white w/ lock. $275. Fits Ford F150 reg & ext cab Short Bed New in Box (336) 357-5839 Vacuum, Eureka Maxima, micro filtration, lt. wt. Has brush and two wands. Good condition. $40. 704-209-0981

Washing machine. Front load. $75. Please call more information 704-267-1560

Hunting and Fishing

1972 19" Fiberform Monterrey. Runs good. Good ski/fishing boat. Includes E-Loader trailer. $2500 OBO. Photos on request. 704-223-0416

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

All Coin Collections Silver, gold & copper. Will buy foreign & scrap gold. 704-636-8123 Looking to buy timber, large or small tracts. Please call Ricky at 336984-1032 Timber wanted - Pine or hardwood. 5 acres or more select or clear cut. Shaver Wood Products, Inc. Call 704-278-9291.

Business Opportunities J.Y. Monk Real Estate School-Get licensed fast, Charlotte/Concord courses. $399 tuition fee. Free Brochure. 800-849-0932 LEADERS NEEDED Hot New Diet Pill now avail. in the Piedmont Triad Area. Reps needed - lead motivate & expand business quickly. F/T P/T we will train. Email info: name, contact address mobile# current employment to for appt. For addtl. info call Hotline @ 949- 266-5837.

Kerosene heater, Siegler. With blower. $100. Please call 704-640-6214 for more information Love seat, beige. $75. 2 TV tables, $50 ea. Jeff Gordon wall clock, $50. Wood wall clock, $50. Elvis Presley wall clock, $50. Foot stool, $15. 3 antique dolls, $25 ea. Table antique ball lamp, $25. 704-638-8965

Lumber All New!

Found dog. Small, long haired dog on Jake Alexander near Salisbury Mall. Call 704-239-9354 or 704-636-6589

Free Stuff

FOUND Large black dog in China Grove. Call..... Daytime (704) 857-1711 Evening (704) 633-5072 Free Chicken Hens. 3 Available. Please call for more info. 704-797-0076 Free dog. Snoopy needs a very sweet owner & fenced yard He is 65 lbs,, aprox. 5 yr old, bull dog mix. No children please 704-224-3895

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Wonderful Home

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

Flip this House!

Lost dogs. 2 female Beagles. One black & white, one brown & white. 152 area of Rockwell. Call 704-431-9359

Yadkin. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Cute Fixer-upper. Hunter Street, Yadkin Finishing area. $16,000, home, for sale, 1 car garage. Two lots. Siding/roof less than 5 years old. Bring all offers. 704-245-4393

Lost Female Rottweiler from Old Concord Rd., Farmhouse Restaurant area. REWARD if found. 704-209-1202

Homes for Sale

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

Alexander Place

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

Home Sweet Home Rockwell


3 BR, 2 BA in Hunters Pointe. Above ground pool, garage, huge area that could easily be finished upstairs. R51150A. $164,900. B&R Realty 704-633-2394 Salisbury

Awesome Location

3BR, 2BA. $3,500 in closing. New hardwoods in master BR and living room. Lovely kitchen with new stainless appliances. Deck, private back yard. $119,900 R51492 Monica Poole B&R Realty 704-245-4628 Salisbury

Convenient Location

Fulton Heights



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

East Rowan

LOST - GOLD CHARM BRACELET Lost - Gold charm bracelet with 5 charms near the Suntrust bank in Spencer. Reward offered for return. 704-630-9117

Very nice 2 BR, 2.5 BA condo overlooking golf course and pool! Great views, freshly decorated, screened in porch at rear. T51378. $96,500. Monica Poole 704.245.4628 B&R Realty Salisbury

Convenient Location

3 BR, 2 BA, up to $2,500 in closing. Attached carport, Rocking Chair front porch, nice yard. R50846 $114,900 Monica Poole 704.245.4628 B&R Realty

Granite Quarry

504 Lake Drive, 3 BR, 1 BA, brick, carport, 1080 sq.ft., corner lot, hardwood floors, new windows, remodeled bath, new kitchen floor, fenced side yard, central heat/AC, close to town parks. $83,900. Call 704-279-3821

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

Great Location


New Listing

2 BR, 1 BA, covered front porch, double pane windows, double attached carport, big yard, fence. $99,400 Dale 52179 Yontz B&R Realty 704202-3663

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

Lots of Extras


Open House th Saturday, May 14 2-4pm

65 Ocher St. Renovated 3 BR, 2 BA home with hardwood floors, ceramic tile, new roof, all appliances included. 704-856-8101

In country. 2 or 3BR, 1 large BA on 2 acres. 1,450 sq. ft with 1,450 sq. ft. basement. All heated & cooled. Extra large living room, kitchen, dining area, den. 2 fireplaces. 1 car attached garage. Brick. In country. Also, carport & outbuilding. 2 covered porches. Paved drive. $139,900. Call 704-795-3967 China Grove

New Listing

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

Join Us At the 5th Annual Duck Day Races for a Cure! Sat. May 14th


at Carillon Assisted Living of Salisbury 1915 Moorseville Rd. Proceeds benefit the Rowan County Relay for Life • Rubber Duckie Races & Games • Sausage Biscuits, Ice Cream & Baked Goods for sale • Yard & Craft Sale (No Charge, But Donations Appreciated. Call To Reserve Space)

Lovely 3 BR, 2 BA home, nice kitchen, split floor plan, covered deck, garden area, garage, storage building, privacy fence. R52207. $139,900. Monica Poole, B&R Realty, 704-245-4628

• Business Vendors Welcome (no charge for space, but contributions prize or donation contributions would be appreciated)

For More Info Call 704-633-4666


Could you use

10 ,000 extra this year?


$ 2x4x14 $3 2x6x14 $5.50 2x4x16 $4.75 2x6x8 studs $3.25 2x4x93” $1.75 2x10x14 $5 D/W rafters $5 Floor trusses $5 each 704-202-0326

601 West. Handyman's Delight. House needs repair. 2BR, 2BA. Asking $15,000. Call after 11am for info. 704-636-9997

$3,000 in Buyer's Closing Costs. 3 BR, 2 BA, newer kitchen, large dining room, bedrooms, nice split porches, huge detached garage, concrete drives. R51548 $82,000. Monica Poole 704-245-4628 B&R Realty

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Electronic Health Record Specialist Training

$25 website fee started

Washer/dryer set $350; 30” electric range $175; refrigerator $225. Excellent shape. 704-798-1926

BOAT FOR SALE Complete Apple Imac all in one computer. Internet ready. $55. Please call 980-205-0947

Horse Quality Hay for Sale

blue pink For or call

Oversized Pride Lift Chair. $500 Please Call 704-533-1195

Beautiful Mother's Dress, Size 20, Full-length Peach w/mid-sleeve jacket. Worn once. 704933-3541. $75.

Chair pad pillows, 6, only $2 each. Yard edger $10, women's Timberland boots $35. 704-640-4373 after 5pm for more information.

Homes for Sale

Bring All Offers

How to know you'll go! 4 min. recorded message. Call now. 704-983-8841

Education / Training

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

Building, used, for sale 10' x 12' metal building with wood frame. Like new will sell for much less than new retail cost. Can be seen at 250 Auction Dr. at Webb Rd exit 70 off 85 south. Call 704-798-0634

Homes for Sale


E. Spencer

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

Want to Buy Merchandise

Furniture & Appliances

Couch and chair, and white with flowers, $75 OBO. information more directions please 704-213-1709

Misc For Sale

Tailgate Protector for 9704 Dodge Dakota, chrome $40. Call 336940-3134

Night Baylor 7pm-7am Please apply at Best of Care, Kannapolis. 704-933-4339

China cabinet, antique and 8 place rose pattern china cabinet is 1930s and china was made in 1925. $250 OBO. 704213-1709

Toyota Sienna CE/LE, 2005. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval. Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 428 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Toyota Tacoma, 2002. Impulse red exterior with charcoal interior. $13,759. Stock # F11173A. 1-800542-9758

Teacher needed. Childcare center in West area. Must have credentials or be in the process of getting credentials. Call 704-798-2058


Help Us Support Local Pets

Toyota Tacoma Base Regular Cab, 2006. Black exterior with graphite interior. P7688. $13,287 1-800-542-9758



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

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

Currently seeking applicants in W. Rowan/E. Iredell, China Grove, Rockwell & High Rock Lake area

If interested, please come by the Post at 131 W. Innes Street, Salisbury and fill out an application or give us a call at the Circulation Department (704) 797-4213, Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm *Profits vary and could be more or less than this amount


6B • FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011


Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale


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


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

Allen Tate Realtors

New Cape Cod Style House 2,500 total sq. ft. Appliances Included Built on your lot $126,900


Lots of Room


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

Homes for Sale Salisbury

Over 2 Acres


Motivated Seller

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

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

FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011 • 7B


3 BR, 2.5 BA, wonderful home on over 2 acres, horses allowed, partially fenced back yard, storage building. $154,900 R51465 B&R Realty 704.633.2394 Salisbury. 2 or 3 bedroom Townhomes. For information, call Summit Developers, Inc. 704-797-0200 Spencer

Lease Purchase

4 BR, 2BA, like new Craftsman Style, huge front porch, renovated kitchen and bath, fresh paint. R51516 $123,000 Rent to Own Option. Dale Yontz B&R Realty 704202-3663

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

Daniel Almazan, Broker 704-202-0091 B & R REALTY 704-633-2394

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

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.

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

Salis. 523 E. Cemetary St. 1BR, 1 BA, No Pets, $330/mo + $330/dep. Sect 8 OK. 704-507-3915.


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

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

Salis. Nice modern 1BR, energy efficient, off Jake Alexander, lighted parking lot. $395 + dep. 704-640-5750

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

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

Salis., 2BR/1BA, W/D conn. $500/mo. Total remodel. All elec. Sect. 8 OK. 704-202-5022

Lots for Sale Faith


Lot for sale. Restricted subdivision, Faith schools, starting at $19,500. Your plans or ours. Builders welcome! 704-202-9362

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 ** $$$$$$

2345 Statesville Blvd. Near Salisbury Mall

China Grove. Very nice. 2BR, 1BA. No pets. Deposit required. Please call 704-279-8428 CLANCY HILLS APARTMENTS 1, 2 & 3 BR, conveniently located in Salisbury. Handicap accessible units available. Section 8 assistance available. 704-6366408. Office Hours: M–F 9:00-12:00. TDD Relay Equal 1-800-735-2962 Housing Opportunity.

Western Rowan County

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

1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Available Now! Ro-Well Apartments, Rockwell. Central heat/air, laundry facility on site, nice area. Equal Housing Opportunity Rental Assistance when handicapped available; equipped when available. 704-279-6330, TDD users 828-645-7196. 1 & 2BR. Nice, well maintained, responsible landlord. $425-$445. Salisbury, in town. 704-642-1955

1, 2, & 3 BR Huge Apts! Very nice. $375 & up. One free month's rent! 15% Sr. Citizen's discount. 704-890-4587 True Modular Display Home For Sale. 120 MPH Wind Zone. No Steel Frames. All 16" O.C. All Drywall Interior. DH Thermal Windows. 9 ft. ceilings. Deluxe cabinets, molding & much more. 3 BR, 2 BA with Saddle Roof Porch. NC Delivery Only. $139,000 value for $109,000. 704-463-1516

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

Yard Sale Area 1

Yard Sale Area 1

Salisbury Back Yard Sale, Saturday, May 14th , 8am-1pm. 212 W. 10th St/ Vintage fishing lures, life vests, tackle boxes & reels, vintage highchair & other baby items, clothes, purses, books, videos, picture frames & more

Spencer Yard Sale, Friday, May 13 & Saturday, May 14, 6amth 2pm, 401 11 Street. Lawn mowers, vacuum cleaners, old saws, and other tools. Library table, dorm refrigerator, miscellanous, household items, lots more!

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

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

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

Salisbury – 2 BR duplex in excellent cond., w/ appls. $560/mo. + dep. Ryburn Rentals 704-637-0601 Salisbury Airport Rd, 1BR / 1BA, water, trash collection incl'd. All elec. $395/mo. 704633-0425 Lv Msg Salisbury City, Lincolnton Rd. 1BR/1BA, very spacious, good n'hood, $375 + dep. 704-640-5750 Salisbury Nr. VA 2BR, 1BA,, central HVAC, $550/mo, appl req'd. Broker. 704-239-4883 Salisbury One bedroom upstairs, furnished, deposit & references required. 704-932-5631 WELCOME HOME TO DEER PARK APTS. We have immediate openings for 1 & 2 BR apts. Call or come by and ask about our move-in specials. 704-278-4340 for info. For immediate info call 1-828-442-7116

Condos and Townhomes

Eaman Park Apt. 2 BR, 1 BA, newly renovated. $400/mo. No pets. Please call 704-798-3896

East Spencer, 2 BR, 1 BA, section 8 accepted. $500 per month. Call 704-421-0044

Cats Free cats & kittens. Moving...Cats and Kittens need a home, quick. Call 704-798-0726 Free cats & kittens. Young cats and kittens desperately needing loving homes. Phone 704-431-4421 after 5pm Free kittens to good homes. 4 males, 2 females. White, tan, gray/ white, black. Please call 704-933-1835

Giving away kittens or puppies?

Kittens, free. 2 males & 5 females, all different colors. We also have adults cats male & female. Looking for a good home. 704-2023558 or 704-279-7325.


A Rare & Ancient Breed!

Shar-Pei puppies. Born March 18, black, tan and white, two males, five females. Parents on site. $400. Call 704-639-0155

Chihuahua puppies. CKC registered, born March 21, will be small when grown, one blue/tan female $350, three males $300 each. 704-279-3119 Leave message.

East Rowan area. 2BR, $450-$550 per month. Chambers Realty 704-239-0691 East Spencer - 2 BR, 1 BA. $400 per month. Carolina-Piedmont Prop. 704-248-2520

To place your ad call 704.797.4220 AUTOS • JOBS • REAL ESTATE • SERVICES • PETS • NOTICES

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

E. Rowan res. water front lot, Shore Landing subd. $100,000 Monica Poole B&R Realty 704-245-4628 West Area, several hundred acres avail. Can be divided. Karen Rufty, B&R Realty. 704-202-6041

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

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

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

West Rowan Secluded on 6.5 wooded acres. Builder's custom home, 4BR/3½ BA, master BR on main floor. 3,300 sq. ft. + partially finished bonus room. Lots of ceramic & granite. Great kitchen with gas cook top & double ovens. Covered porches, walkin closets, fireplaces w/gas logs. $389,000. FSBO. Motivated Seller. 704-431-3267 or 704-213-4544

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!

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

Close to town, 2 acres, nestled in a peaceful wooded setting. $19,900, owner fin. 704-535-4159


Salisbury, Country living at its best with community gated boat ramp, access to High Rock Lake, 1.02 ac., 2400 sq.ft. 3BR/2½BA Master BR on main floor, cathedral ceilings, fireplace, great room, hardwood flooring, open floor plan, bonus room can BR, 26x40 detached be used as 4th workshop/garage. $319,000 704-212-7313


Salisbury 2 bedrooms, 1½ baths, brick at Ro-Med, available June 4. Credit check, lease, deposit. $550 per month. 704-782-5037

Found dog. Small black dog with tannish chest, very friendly, found off Newsome Road. 704637-6052



Found female black lab mix on Deadmon Road, Mocksville. Very friendly / wants to come inside. Must find owner or good home. 336-655-3201.

FREE to a good home. LAB/CHOW mix puppies. 7 males, 1 female. Call (704) 637 1310 before 9pm please. TOY POODLES

Free dogs. Beagles-2 pretty males. 2 y.o. BWTAKC Reg.- PETS ONLYFree to a good home. 704-438-7409 Free dogs. Black & tan Coon dogs. 7½ weeks. 6 males. 1st shots & worming. 704-956-9896 Free Puppies to good home only! Mini Rat Terriers, male, 2 months old, absolutely darling. Please call 704-209-1202 Free puppy, female mixed. 4 months old. Very sweet & adorable. Will be medium sized. Must be house dog. 704267-6889. L/M

Great Family Dog!

CKC Apricot Toy Poodle males, 8 weeks old, $250 cash. Call 704-798-0450

Yorkies, 2 males. 1st shots & 1st worming. Tails docked and dew claws removed. $275 each. Won't last long. Parents on site. 704 636 9867


Puppies, Alaskan Malamutes. Beautiful! Ready now! 1st shots & worming. Mom weighs 110 lbs. Dad weights 125 lbs. Both on site. 3 females $375 ea. 704-492-8448

Check Out Our May Special! Spay/Neuter 20% discount. Rowan Animal Clinic. Please call 704636-3408 for appt. Hamster, Russian Dwarf, less than 1 year old. Includes complete setup, cage, running wheel food bowl, water bottle & house. $20. 704-433-2943

Pet & Livestock Supplies Pit Bull pups, 2 beautiful females, 15 weeks old, shots & wormed. Parents on site. $100 ea. Papers can be acquired but will cost more. Call Jeremy or Leah @ 980-234-6206 anytime. Salisbury area

Sweet Babies!

Kingston 2 Horse Trailer with Ramp, bumper pull. Excellent condition. New Tires, wood floor stained & sealed, new 1" rubber matting, Steal Frame & Skin. Asking $2,900 OBO 704-738-7286. Salisbury

Chihuahua Pups. CKC. 1 male, Cream and 1 female, Black & Tan & White, $350. T-cup. 2-3 lbs full grown. Ready to go. 704603-8257.

Rabies Clinic. Saturday, May 14th , 8am-12noon. $10 per shot. Follow us on Face Book Animal Care Center of Salisbury. Call 704-637-0227

Yard Sale Area 4

Yard Sale Area 4


MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE Salisbury. 719 Pine Hill Dr. Saturday, May 14th , 6am–3pm & Saturday May 15th, 8am-1pm. Lots of items including furniture, clothes, dishes, etc that must go!

Homes for Sale Genesis Realty 704-933-5000 Foreclosure Experts Mt. Ulla, 4 BR house & 3 BR DW both on 11.97 acres. $344,000. FSBO. 704-640-4260 Salisbury & Shelby, 2, 3 & 4 BR, starting at $29,900! Must see! Call today 704-633-6035 Salisbury

New Home Yard Sale Area 1 Forest Creek. 3 Bedroom, 1.5 bath. New home priced at only $84,900. R48764 B&R Realty 704.633.2394 Salisbury

Nice Setting

3 BR, 2 BA brick home in Woodbridge Run subdivision. Storm doors, double pane windows, screened porch, attached double garage. 52136 $169,500 B&R Realty 704-202-6041 Salisbury

Special Financing

Brand new! 3 BR, 2 BA, home w/great front porch, rear deck, bright living room, nice floor plan. Special financing for qualified buyers. Call today! R52142 $90,000 Monica Poole B&R Realty 704-245-4628 Salisbury

Unique Property

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

Benefit Yard Sale for Vanessa Duke-Allred Saturday, May 14th & Sunday, May 15th 8am-3pm. 4970 S. Main St., across from the Foxy Lady Come by and see what we have probably just about everything you have ever been dreaming of & much, much more. All proceeds go to Vanessa who is battling cancer. Keep up the fight!

Salisbury Multi-Family Yard Sale, 418 W. Innes St., “Marian House”, Saturday, May 14, 7am12noon. Furniture, household items & more. Proceeds to benefit Sacred Heart Church Young Men's mission trip to Kingston, Jamaica. Salisbury Yard Sale, Saturday, May 14th , 2011, 8am. 265 Ellis Loop Rd. Near corner of Ridge Rd & Mocksville Rd. Home & office furniture, kids TREK bike, picture frames, books, misc household goods. WATCH FOR SIGNS. Salisbury, 1626 W. Colonial Dr., Yard Sale, Saturday, 8:30 am-2 pm; 4 blocks south of Statesville Blvd. at South Milford. Housewares, women's clothes, yardware, furniture and miscellanous items.

CHURCH WIDE RUMMAGE SALE!!! May 14, 7am- 12 pm. First Methodist Church, 217 S. Church St., Salisbury. Clothing, Books, Toys, Household Items, and MORE! Use Church St. Entrance, CASH ONLY!

Salisbury. 419 South Ellis St. Yard Sale. Saturday, May 14th, 7am-Noon. Cordless electric mower, radial arm saw, air compressor, power washer, small appliances, furniture, pictures, dishes, Christmas yard art, & more.

MULTI-FAMILY SALE Salisbury. 1303 Arbor Dr. in Meadowbrook Development off Statesville Blvd. Yard Sale. Saturday, May 14th, 7am-until. Toys, household items, furniture, video games, more!!!

Spencer Multi-Family Yard, 305 Harrison St. (from Salisbury Ave turn left on Harrison across from Food Lion, house on left) Sat., May 14, 8am-12noon. Furniture, clothing misc sizes, girls/boys/adults, toys, John Deere kids elec. car, household items.

YARD SALE ALL TYPES OF ITEM Saturday, May 14th, 2011, 7am-2pm, 911 Overhill Road, Salisbury. All types of items, household, clothes, children's, baby items.

YARD SALE AREAS Area 1 - Salisbury, East Spencer, & Spencer Area 2 – W. Rowan incl Woodleaf, Mt. Ulla & Cleveland Area 3 - S. Rowan incl Landis, China Grove, Kannapolis & Mooresville Area 4 - E. Rowan incl. Granite Quarry, Faith, Rockwell & Gold Hill Area 5 - Davidson Co. Area 6 – Davie Co. and parts of Davidson Co. This is a rough guide to help plan your stops, actual areas are determined by zip code. Please see map in your Salisbury Post or online at under Marketplace click on 'Yard Sale Map' to see details.

Trust. It’s the reason 74% of area residents read the Salisbury Post ona daily basis. Classifieds give you affordable access to those loyal readers.

Yard Sale Area 2 Big Neighborhood Grace Ridge 1, South & 3 (Off Grace Church Rd & Grace Ridge South between Shue & Miller Roads)

Sat. May 14th 7am – Until

Salisbury Academy. 2210 Jake Alexander Blvd. North. Yard Sale Saturday, May 14th, 7:30am-12noon. Household items, books, clothing. 704-636-3002. Cash only accepted. Proceeds to Benefit the the Salisbury Academy 8th Grade Project

Salisbury Huge Sporting Goods Sale! Fri 10am-6pm & Sat. 10am-3pm, May 13th & May 14th, 1400 Jake Alexander Blvd. West, Storage Units #8 & 9, behind Auto House. Gas grills, basketball goals, trampolines, towable ski tubes, 10 ft. water trampolines, bicycles, ping pong tables, electric scooters, golf bags, deer stands, swimming pools electric turkey fryer & various other items.

Yard Sale Area 2 Cleveland. 14220 Cool Springs Rd. (canopy behind house. Follow signs.) HUGE Country Yard Sale. May 13 & 14, 7am-5pm. Complete living room set, grandfather clock, baskets, DVDs, collectibles, jars, rugs, dishes, lots of children's clothes from infant to 4T.

Yard Sale Area 2 Woodleaf Community Yard Sale, Saturday, May th 14 , 8am-12pm. 2880 S. River Church Road. South River UMC. Biscuits & Drinks $2.50. Rain Cancels

Yard Sale Area 3

Salisbury Moving Sale, 740 West Ridge Rd., Saturday, May 14, 7am12noon. Old tractor, antiques, sports cards, a little bit of everything! Salisbury Neighborhood Yard Sale, 2800 Mooresville Road (W on NC 150, on left ½ mile after Sherrills Ford Rd), Saturday, May 14, 7am11am. Various items from various sellers. Salisbury Neighborhood Garage Sale, Saturday, May 14th , 7am-12pm. Cameron Glen Subdivision. Clothes (from child to adult), furniture, electronics, crafts, kids toys, holiday items.

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Yard Sale Area 4

Salisbury Yard Sale, 104 Windmill Rd. (Hwy 150 Mooresville Rd, 2nd house left Windmill Rd), Saturday, May 14, 7am12noon. Toy Cabbage Patch dolls, men's suits, household items, children's clothing, and a whole lot more! Salisbury, Multi- Family Yard Sale, Plantation Ridge, 6306 Elk Trail, North Hwy 601. Fri. & Sat., May 13 & 14, 8am12pm, furniture, household items, variety of clothing sizes, toys, baby items, too much to list! Salisbury. Proctor Dr. in Hartley Acres Subdivision. (off Woodleaf Rd.) Multi-Family Yard Sale. Saturday, May 14th, 7amuntil. Baby & kids' items, housewares, furniture, tools, and more!

Rockwell. 8920 Old Beatty Ford Rd. (Between Shuping Mill Rd and Organ Church Rd.) Sat. May 14th, 2011. 7am-until. Household goods, clothes, decorations.

Rockwell Big T-Shirt & Yard Sale! Inside, Rain or Shine! Thompson Screen Prints, 712 Palmer Rd., May 14, 8am-12noon. All T-shirts $2 ea., printed, unprinted, short sleeves, long sleeves and pockets. Sizes youth up to adult 3XL. 1st quality, misprints and irregulars. Rockwell Multi-Family Yard Sale, 1850 Cannon Street Ext., (Hwy 152 Rockwell turn onto Cannon St., go to end of Holshauser Rd. & Cannon St. Ext.), Fri. & Sat., May 13 & 14, 8amuntil. Furniture, household items & much more. Rain or Shine! Rockwell Yard Sale, Sat., May 14th, 7:30am-11:30am. Gold Hill Ave. Lots of things to sell! Entertainment center, baby changing table, baby boy clothes, boy clothes size 5/6, girls clothes size 6, Vera Bradley pocketbooks, nice household items & more!

Annual Spring Yard Sale Saturday May 14th 7:30am – 11:30am

Rockwell, Multi-Family Yard Sale, Sat., May 14, 7am-12:30pm, Grace Lowerstone Ch., 2405 Lowerstone Ch. Rd. (corner of Lowerstone & Old Beatty Ford Rd at Ballfield & shelter), Kids & Jrs clothes, what-nots, kitchen & household items. Rain or shine!

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Rockwell. 112 Gold Hill Ave. (behind Darrell's BBQ) 10+ Family Yard Sale. Saturday, May 14th , 7am-until. Boys' & girls' baby items, household items, furniture, clothes of all sizes, and much more! Rain Date: 5/21/11 Rockwell/Salisbury. 1750 Crescent Rd. Yard Sale. Fri., 5/13, 8am12pm & Sun. 5/15, 8am12pm. Household items, clothes, purses, women's shoes, and toys. Rain or shine. Salisbury 1st Time Inside & Outside Moving Sale, Friday, May 13th, 8amUntil & Saturday, May 14th, 7am-Until. 505 Carolina Blvd. Rain or Shine. Clothes, TV's, tools, dishes, kitchen stuff, beds, dressers, toys. Too much to list! Salisbury Moving Sale, 250 Organ Church Rd (one block off 152 East), Saturday, May 14, 8am2pm. Antique bedroom suit, furniture, household, books, yard stuff, tools, inside and outside. Salisbury Yard Sale, 803 Crane Creek, Saturday, May 14, 7am12noon, linens, yard equipment, Household goods, décorations, figurines & much more. Salisbury. 1345 Mt. Hope Ch. Rd. Huge Plant Sale! Fri., 5/13, 9am-4pm. Banana trees $6, veggies, 3 gal. Windmill Palms $16, 3 gal., 10” full hanging baskets $10, Lantana $3, double Impatiens, double Begonias $3, Geraniums $4, Elephant Ears $5+.

8B • FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011


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Houses for Rent

Houses for Rent 3 BR, 1 BA, has refrigerator, stove & big yard. No pets. $595/rent + $500/dep. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

1 BR Duplex in quiet garden setting. $625 includes HD cable & utilities. 704-798-8595

Houses for Rent 2/1 DUPLEX NICE NEIGHBORHOOD Clean and cozy duplex in Fulton Heights. $450/mo. 1117 Fries 704-797-6130


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Houses for Rent

516 Woodland Dr. 3 BR, 1.5 BA $795/mo. One story brick, single carport. 1,200 sq.ft., corner lot. Large kitchen w/breakfast area, LR, laundry room, attic access, Upgrades: plantation shutters, tile & wood floors, new tile countertops. All appli& new roof. ances Storage bldg, new electric heat pump. Robbie, 704883-6973.

3 BR, 2 BA, close to Salisbury Mall. Gas heat, nice. Rent $695, deposit $600. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 American Dr., 3 BR, 2 BA. Has refrigerator, stove & dishwasher. All electric, no pets. $695 rent, $600 dep. Call Rowan Properties 704633-0446

Houses for Rent

Conveniently Located!

China Grove 2BR/1BA, CHA, all electric, refrigerator & stove, W/D connections, back deck, easy access to 29A, close to elementary school and Head Start. $550/mo. + $550 deposit. Section 8 accepted. 704-784-4785

Classifeds 704-797-4220

Salisbury. 3BR, 2BA. Designer Home in City. Minutes to I-85/Lowe's Shopping Center. Garage, hardwood floors, central air, dishwasher, W/D, yard maintenance incl, $900 rent + deposit. 704-636-8188

FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011

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We want to wish our dad, Wade, a very Happy Birthday. We love you. Love, Sonya, Karen & Sharon.

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2”x2” ad for 30 days just $98.90 a month* Call the Classified Dept. at 704-797-4220 for more info *Some restrictions apply. Call for details.

FOR FREE BIRTHDAY GREETINGS 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.

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

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

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

Cleaning Services

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

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

Call today! 704-797-4220

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

Cleaning Services

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

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

Carport and Garages

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

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

Child Care and Nursery Schools Openings for childcare in christian home for 1st and 2nd shifts. Reasonable rates. Contact 704642-0488. High Rock Lake area.

Quality Affordable Childcare Clean, smoke-free, reliable. 17 yrs. exp. 6 wks & up. All shifts. Reasonable Rates 704-787-4418 704-279-0927 F Ref. Avail. F

Cleaning Services

Concrete Work

All types concrete work ~ Insured ~ NO JOB TOO SMALL! Call Curt LeBlanc today for Free Estimates

Drywall Services OLYMPIC DRYWALL New Homes Additions & Repairs Small Commercial Ceiling Texture Removal

704-279-2600 Since 1955

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

Elaine's Special Cleaning Sparkling Results, Reasonable Rates. Free Estimates & References Given.

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

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

Miscellaneous Services

Painting and Decorating

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

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

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

Basinger Sewing Machine Repair. Parts & Service – Salisbury. 704-797-6840 or 704-797-6839

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

Garages, new homes, remodeling, roofing, siding, back hoe, loader 704-6369569 Maddry Const Lic G.C. HMC Handyman Services. Any job around the house. Please call 704-239-4883 Hometown Lawn Care & Handyman Service. Mowing, pressure washing, gutter cleaning, odd jobs ~inside & out. Comm, res. Insured. Free estimates. “No job too small” 704-433-7514 Larry Sheets, owner

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

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

I will pick up your nonrunning vehicles & pay you to take them away! Call Mike anytime. 336-479-2502 I buy junk cars. Will pay cash. $250 & up. Larger cars, larger cash! Call 704-239-1471

Summer Special! Mow, Trim & Blow $35 Average Yard Ask for Jeffrey

Lawn Equipment Repair Services

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Moving and Storage

Plumbing Services

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

Hodges Plumbing Services

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


More Details = Faster Sales!

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

Complete plumbing repairs. Rotten floors & water damage. $45 service calls. Senior Citizen's discounts.

Call today! Immediate Response!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Professional Services Unlimited Quality work at affordable prices NC G.C. #17608 NC Home Inspector #107. Complete contracting services, under home repairs, foundation & masonry repairs, light tractor work & property maintenence. Pier, dock & seawall repair. 36 Yrs Exp. 704-633-3584 Duke C. Brown Sr. Owner – “The House Whisperer!” Around the House Repairs Carpentry. Electrical. Plumbing. H & H Construction 704-633-2219


B & L Home Improvement

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

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

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

Junk Removal

Heating and Air Conditioning


704-637-7726 Need privacy and speed? Ask about our “blind boxes”.

Home Improvement

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

Junk Removal

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

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

CASH FOR cars, trucks & vans. Any junk vehicle. $275 & up. Call Tim at 980-234-6649

A-1 Residential & Commercial Mow/Trim At least 10% less than other lawn services. We promise to beat them all. Call David at 704-640-1198

Billy J. Cranfield, Total Landscape

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

Masonry and Brickwork

Stoner Painting Contractor • 25 years exp. • Int./Ext. painting • Pressure washing • Staining • Mildew Removal • References • Insured 704-239-7553

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

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

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Pet & Livestock Services

Pet & Livestock Services

_ Bush Hogging _ Plowing _ Tilling _ Raised garden beds Free Estimates

704-224-6558 Earl's Lawn Care 3Mowing 3Yard Cleanup 3Trimming Bushes

3Landscaping 3Mulching 3Core Aeration 3Fertilizing FREE Estimates

704-636-3415 704-640-3842

Little Paws Bed & Breakfast Located at Small Animal Medicine & Surgery A deluxe boarding facility for dogs, cats, rabbits and “pocket pets”. 3200 Sherrills Ford Road Salisbury, NC 28147 704-636-6613

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

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

Tutoring Services CNA Classes 6 week training courses, meet 2 x per week. Low cost. Call 980-475-8520 for info and application.

SALISBURY POST Houses for Rent

Houses for Rent

Houses for Rent

Houses for Rent

Available for rent – Homes and Apartments Salisbury/Rockwell Eddie Hampton 704-640-7575

East Area, 3 BR, 2 BA. Dining room, all appl., 2 car garage. Lease, ref., dep. req. $975/mo. 704-798-7233

Kannapolis - 520A North Rose Ave, 1 BR 1 BA duplex $500/mo.; 610 Florence Ave., 2 BR, 1 BA $510/mo. KREA 704-933-2231

Salisbury High School area, 2BR/1BA, electric central heat/air, $525/mo + $400 dep. 704-636-3307

Lee St., 4/5 BR, 2 BA, new carpet. $500 dep. & Move In. $700 rent due June 1st. No Pets. 704-278-7054

Salisbury, 2 BR houses & apts, $525/mo and up. 704-633-4802

E. Lafayette, 2 BR, 1 BA, refrigerator and has stove. Gas heat, no pets. Rent $595, deposit $500. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 East. 2BR, 1BA house with pond on six acres outside Granite Quarry. Detached garage $900/ Call Waggoner mo. Realty at 704-633-0462

Enochville 2BR/1BA, new heat & air, all elec., appls & W/D included. $650 per mo. 704-933-1829 Granite Quarry

Fairmont Ave., 3 BR, 1 ½ BA, has refrigerator & stove, large yard. Rent $725, dep. $700. No Pets. Call Rowan Properties, 704-633-0446 HOUSE FOR RENT 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with extra bonus room and carport. Carson School District. No Pets $900 month + deposit. 704-630-0859 Houses: 3BRs, 1BA. Apartments: 2 & 3 BR's, 1BA Deposit required. Faith Realty 704-630-9650 Kannapolis. 2BR, 1BA. Central heat & air. On Lane St. $550/mo. China Grove. 2BR, 2BA mobile home. Central heat & air. $500/mo. 704-855-2600

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Near China Grove. 2BR, 1BA. Limit 3. No pets. $600/mo. Dep. & credit check req. 704-279-4838 Rowan County. 2BR, 1BA. Kitchen, living room, sunroom, utility room. $600/ mo. + $600 dep. 704-9387218 or 704-785-1239 Salisbury 2BR, 1BA, $625/mo incl water, trash & yard, all elec with CHA. Sec 8 OK. 704-202-2228 Salisbury apt. houses for rent 2-3BRs. Application, deposit, & proof of employment req'd. Section 8 welcome. 704-762-1139 Salisbury

They don't build them like this anymore!

East Rowan. 3BR, 2BA. Living room (would be great office), great room, glass/ screened porch. Laundry Gas log FP in great room. Central heat & air. Gazebo, storage building! Credit check, lease. $895/month + deposit. No pets. Call 704639-6000 or 704-633-0144

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, North Shaver Street, 2BR/1BA, gas heat, $425 per month. 704-633-0425 Lv msg Salisbury. 1BR, 1BA. Private entrance. No smoking. No late loud noises. Call 704-4312261 or 704-925-9103

Salisbury. 3 & 2 Bedroom Houses. $500-$1,000. Also, Duplex Apartments. 704636-6100 or 704-633-8263 Salisbury. 4 rooms. 71 Hill St. All appls furnished. $495/ mo + dep. Limit 2. 704-633-5397

No. 61387

SPECIAL NOTICE FOR LEASEHOLD TENANTS: If you are a tenant residing in the property, be advised that an Order for Possession of the property may be issued in favor of the purchaser. Also, if your lease began or was renewed on or after October 1, 2007, be advised that you may terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. You may be liable for rent due under the agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. The date of this Notice is April 28, 2011. Grady I. Ingle Or Elizabeth B. Ells, Substitute Trustee, 11-013571 10130 Perimeter Parkway, Suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28216 (704) 333-8107 No. 61375 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, ROWAN COUNTY - 11 SP 106 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by THOMAS BROWN and BILLIE MICHELLE BROWN, Husband and Wife to Southland Associates, Inc., Trustee(s), which was dated February 17, 2004 and recorded on February 17, 2004 in Book 1000 at Page 215, Rowan County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said default having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on May 19, 2011 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rowan County, North Carolina, to wit: BEING all of Tract B, consisting of 0.717 acre, more or less, as prepared for Thomas Christopher Brown and wife, Billie Michelle Brown, as shown upon plat recorded in Map Book 9995, at Page 4960, Rowan County Registry.

Woodleaf 3BR/1BA, appls incl'd, $625/mo. No pets. Refs & cr ck req'd. No Section 8. 704-490-6048

Office and Commercial Rental $$$$$$ $$$$$$$ Rockwell Offices 3 months free 704-637-1020

Salisbury. Perfect location near Court House & County Building. Six individual offices. New central heat/air, heavily insulated for energy efficiency, fully carpeted (to be installed) except stone at entrance, conference room, employee break room, tile bathroom, complete integrated phone system with video capability in each office & nice reception area. Want to lease but will sell. Perfect for dual occupancy. By appt only. 704-636-1850

Office Space

We have office suites available in the Executive Center. First Month Free with No Deposit! With all utilities from $150 and up. Lots of amenities. Call Tom Bost at B & R Realty 704-202-4676

Salisbury, Kent Exec. $100 & up, 1st Park, month free, ground floor, incls conf rm, utilities. No dep. 704-202-5879

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

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


Manufactured Home for Rent East Area. 2BR, water, trash. Limit 2. Dep. req. No pets. Call 704-6367531 or 704-202-4991 East Rowan. 2BR. trash and lawn service included. No pets. $450 month. 704-433-1255 Faith. 2BR, 1BA. Water, trash, lawn maint. incl. No pets. Ref. $425. 704-2794282 or 704-202-3876 Nr. Carson H.S., 2BR / 1BA, $375 + dep., & Faith, 2BR/1BA, $350 + dep. NO PETS! 704-279-4282 Rockwell. 2BR, 1BA. Appl., water, sewer, trash service incl. $500/mo. + dep. Pets OK. 704-279-7463 West & South Rowan. 2 & 3 BR. No pets. Perfect for 3. Water included. Please call 704-857-6951

Rooms for Rent Beside ACE HARDWARE, #229 E Main St Hwy 52, 2,700 sq ft finished store front combined with 2,100 sq ft warehouse. May divide into smaller space. Call 704279-4115 or email

5,000 sq.ft. warehouse w/loading docks & small office. Call Bradshaw Real Estate 704-633-9011 Granite Quarry-Comm Metal Bldg units perfect for contractor, hobbyist, or storage. 24 hour surveillance, exterior lighting and ample parking. 900-1800 sq feet avail. Call for spring specials. 704-232-3333

Office Suite for Lease. Two large rooms, 26' x 13' and 10' x 16'. Also included is a large shared kitchen/break room space with private BR. 1 year lease preferred; $750 monthly rent includes all utilities. Free Wi-Fi. Call 704-636-1811.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Donald M. Carter, 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 25th day of August, 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 11th day of May, 2011. W. Summersett Carter, Executor, Estate of Donald M. Carter, 209 Polo Drive, Salisbury, NC 28144. File 2011-E-470, Shuford Caddell & Fraley, LLP, PO Box 198, Salisbury, NC 281450198.


Office and Commercial Rental Office Suite Available. Bradshaw Real Estate 704-633-9011

More Details = Faster Sales!

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

Manufactured Home Lot Rentals

South Rowan area. Attractive mobile home lots. Water, garbage, sewer furnished. $160/mo. 704636-1312 or 704-798-0497

Salis./China Grove area, whole house use included. $105/wk + dep. Utilities pd. Call Alan 704-640-7277 To Sell.. Buy.. Call Classifieds 704-797-POST

No. 61373 NOTICE OF ACTION FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS PENDING GRANDPARENT ADOPTION In the Circuit Court of the Fifth Judicial Circuit in and Marion County, Florida Case No.: 10-2579-DR-FK In Re: Termination of Parental Rights Pending Grandparent Adoption of JONATHAN CHARLES BEAN, a minor child. TO: PERRY LYN THOMPSON Piedmont Correctional Institution, 1245 Camp Rd., Salisbury, NC 28147 You are notified that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to file a written copy of your defenses if any to the Clerk of the Court of Marion County Florida at 110 N.W. 1st Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34475. Telephone number 352-671-5555 on or before May 31, 2011 and provide a copy to Victoria L. Bush, Esq., P.O. Box 6108 Ocala, FL 34478. IF YOU FAIL TO DO SO YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS WILL BE TERMINATED. Copies of all court documents in this case are available from the Clerk of the Court. Future papers in this action will be mailed to the address on record with the Clerk. Dated: April 25, 2011 Victoria L. Bush, attorney for grandparents: Lisa and James Bean No. 61370 NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in those Deed(s) of Trust executed or assumed and delivered MICHAEL FREEMAN and MARGARET ANDERSON to Graham M. Carlton, Substitute Trustee, dated November 1, 2009, and recorded in Deed Book 1153, Page 728, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rowan County, North Carolina; and due to debtor(s)' default in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured and failure to perform the terms and agreements therein contained, and pursuant to the demand of the owner and holder of the indebtedness and order of the Clerk of Superior Court the following described property with all improvements thereon will be sold at public auction on May 20, 2011, at 11:00 AM o'clock, in the lobby of the Rowan County Courthouse, 210 N. Main St., Salisbury, North Carolina: See Exhibit A attached hereto and incorporated herein.

No. 61328 Notice to Creditors Having qualified as Executor For the estate of: Patricia Campbell Harrison Morris, 506 West 22nd Street, Kannapolis, NC 28081 This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before 07/25/2011. 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. Dated this: 04/22/2011 Gary Ponder as Executor for the estate of: Patricia Campbell Harrison Morris, Deceased, file# 11e408, 506 West 22nd Street, Kannapolis, NC 28081 Attny At Law: Norman C Riddle, Norman C Riddle, PA , 5 Blueberry Ridge, Asheville, NC 28804, (828) 658-0077

No. 61374 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, ROWAN COUNTY - 11 SP 108 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by EDMOND HASTY, JR. to FORQUER & GREEN, Trustee(s), which was dated August 25, 2000 and recorded on August 31, 2000 in Book 0888 at Page 0823, Rowan County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said default having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on May 19, 2011 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rowan County, North Carolina, to wit: Beginning at a stake in the centerline of Price Road, State Road No. 2165, Nebraska Lowery's corner, and runs thence with the centerline of said road North 5 degrees 57 minutes 03 seconds East 164.61 feet to a stake, a new corner on John W. Corl; thence with John W. Corl's line North 88 degrees 37 minutes 15 seconds East 1,471.26 feet to an iron set, another corner on John W. Corl in the line of C.R. Hill thence with C.R. Hill's line South 6 degrees 00 minutes 26 seconds West 281.15 feet to an iron set, corner on Nebraska Lowery; thence with Nebraska Lowery's line North 88 degrees 32 minutes 10 seconds West 1132.89 feet to an iron set; thence again with the Lowery line North 81 degrees 00 minutes 57 seconds West 330.00 feet to the Beginning and containing 8.026 acres. Said description is taken from a survey prepared by Richard L. Shulenburger, RLS dated October 10, 1989 entitled "Property Survey for Edmond Hasty, Sr. and Edmond Hasty, Jr.", and said survey is hereby incorporated by reference as if it were fully set out herein. BEING the identical property conveyed by Deed to Edmond Hasty, Jr. recorded on 06/05/96 in Book 773 at Page 844 in the Rowan County Public Registry, North Carolina. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 475 Price Road, Salisbury, NC 28146.

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.

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 Thomas Christopher Brown and wife, Billie Michelle Brown.

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 Edmond Hasty, Jr..

If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, Substitute Trustee, Attorney, Brock & Scott, PLLC, Attorneys for Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200, Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988, FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 11-00620-FC01


Office and Commercial Rental

Great Space!

Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 416 West Peeler Street, Granite Quarry, NC 28146.

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.

Office and Commercial Rental


450 to 1,000 sq. ft. of Warehouse Space off Jake Alexander Blvd. Call 704-279-8377

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Eugene G. Young, 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 5th day of August, 2011, or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 26th day of April, 2011. Joel E. Young as Executor for the estate of: Eugene G. Young, deceased, File #10e381, 5051 Old Mocksville Road, Salisbury, NC 28144 Attorney at Law, John T. Hudson, 122 N. Lee St., Salisbury, NC 28144

Being all of Lot 1 as shown on the map of Dawnwood Acres, Section One, said map being recorded in Book of Maps at Page 1522 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rowan County, North Carolina.

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.

Spencer 2BR, 1BA $550/mo + deposit & 3 BR, 2BA $675/mo + deposit. Refs. 704-202-1627

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

No. 61350

No. 61390

The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are Susan House Faust.

Salisbury/Spencer area 2-4 BR houses. Cent. heat & AC. $550- $750/ month. Jim 704-202-9697

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

Office Complex Salisbury, near Ellis Park. Old Mocksville Rd. 3BR, 2BA double-wide. Electric heat & air. Well water. Storage building with small shed. Garbage service included. $700/ mo. + $700 deposit. No Section 8. 704-279-5765

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 10:00 AM on May 19, 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:

And Being more commonly known as: 101 Vance Allen Ave, Rockwell, NC 28138

Office and Commercial Rental

Houses for Rent

Salisbury. 2BR, 1½BA. 2car carport. Partially fenced yard. Central air & heat. Appliances. 704-638-0108 2200 Sq. Ft., 4BR/2BA, newer home, no pets, $1200/month or sale $205,000. Granite tops, ceramic and wood floors. Granite Quarry/E. Rowan schools. Lease Option also available. 704-2029362

FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011 • 9B


An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, Substitute Trustee, Attorney Brock & Scott, PLLC, Attorneys for Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200, Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988, FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 10-34007-FC01

Sale is subject to any ad valorem taxes, any special assessments, restrictions and easements of record, if any. The record owner is: MICHAEL FREEMAN and MARGARET ANDERSON. The property will be sold as [x] one tract, [ ] separate tracts. The successful bidder is required to deposit cash, cashier or certified check with the Substitute Trustee in an amount not to exceed five percent (5%) of the amount bid with a minimum deposit of $750.00, to be held by the Substitute Trustee until the sale is consummated, or an upset bid is filed and deposit made with the Clerk of Court within the ten day upset bid period. Each properly filed bid will be held open ten days for further upset bids. The successful bidder shall be required to pay the full balance of the purchase price as bid, in cash or certified check, at the time the deed for the property is delivered, or attempted to be delivered. Should the successful bidder fail to pay the full balance of the price, said person shall remain liable on the bid as required by North Carolina law. This Notice of Sale is hereby given in satisfaction of the requirements of the aforementioned deed of trust and the requirements contained in North Carolina General Statutes Section 45-21.17 with respect to posting and publishing the Notice of Sale. This 19th day of April 2011. Graham M. Carlton, Substitute Trustee CARLTON RHODES AND CARLTON 109 West Council Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 Telephone: (704)633-7383 Exhibit A Tract 1: Lying and being on the northwest side of Main Street in the Town of China Grove, Rowan County, North Carolina, adjoining the property of H. J. Eddleman, Lola Saunders and Templeton and bounded as follows: Beginning at an iron stake in the northwest edge of the concrete sidewalk on the northwest side of said Main Street, corner of H. J. Eddleman lot and corner of brick building located on said Eddleman lot, and runs thence with the line of H.J. Eddleman N. 33-41 W. 112.4 feet to an iron stake, corner of H.J. Eddleman in the line of Templeton; thence with the line of said Templeton S. 57-30 W. 30 feet to an iron stake in the line of said Templeton, corner of Lola Saunders; thence with the line of Lola Saunders S. 33-41 E. 112.4 feet to an iron stake in the northwest edge of the concrete sidewalk on the northwest side of said Main Street, corner of Lola Saunders; thence with the northwest edge of the concrete sidewalk on the northwest side of said Main Street, N. 57-30 E. 30 feet to the beginning, as shown by survey made by S. Glenn Hawfield, Jr., surveyor, Concord, North Carolina on August 20, 1947 and is that property conveyed by Belk's Department Store, Inc., of Albemarle, North Carolina to Belk-Cline Company, Inc., of China Grove, North Carolina by deed dated November 26, 1948. See also merger into Belk's Department Store of Concord, North Carolina, Incorporated in Incorporation Book 10, page 671. Tract II: One lot lying in the Town of China Grove, N.C., and located on Main Street, and adjoining the Store Building now occupied by Pete Faggart and formerly owned by W. J. Swink (deceased). Beginning at a stake in the west edge of the sidewalk on Main Street in the Town of China Grove in the line with the edge of the wall of the building now occupied by Pete Faggart, and runs thence with the edge of the said wall North 34 degrees West 112 feet to an iron stake, thence North 57 ½ degrees East 30 feet to an iron stake, thence South 34 degrees East 112 feet to an iron stake in the edge of the sidewalk on Main Street; thence with the edge of the sidewalk on Main Street, South 57 ½ degrees West 30 feet to the beginning. Tract III: One lot lying in the Town of China Grove, N.C., and located on Main Street adjoining the above described Tract II. Beginning at an iron stake on the west edge of the sidewalk on Main Street in the Town of China Grove at the northeast corner of the above parcel of land (Tract II) and runs thence North 34 degrees West 112 feet to an iron stake; thence North 57 ½ degrees East fifteen feet to an iron stake; thence South 34 degrees East 112 feet to an iron stake in the west edge of the sidewalk on Main Street; thence with the edge of the sidewalk on Main Street South 57 ½ degrees West 15 feet to the beginning. Tract IV: Beginning at a stake, W. J. Swink's corner at the intersection of Park Avenue and Main Street; thence North 34 W. 121 feet to a stake, Swink's corner; thence with his line N. 57 ½ E. 46 feet to a stake, Templeton and Yosts corner; thence south 34 E. 121 feet to a stake on side of said Main Street; thence South 57 ½ W. 46 feet to the beginning; provided, however, that 15 feet of this lot is reserved for street purposes. For back title see Deed Book 443, Page 29, recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds for Rowan County, North Carolina. Tract V: Situated in the Town of China Grove and described as follows: Lot No. 5, Map No. 1 of the J. W. Swink Estate property, by J. D. Justice, County Surveyor, April 15, 1940, and described as follows: Beginning at a stake in the E. edge of the sidewalk on Park Street at a point N. 33. W. 111.4 feet from the intersection of the E. edge of the sidewalk of Park Street and N. edge of the sidewalk of Main Street, Swink's corner, and running thence along the edge of the sidewalk of Park Street, North 33 W. 69 feet to a stake, corner of the Lutheran Parsonage Lot; thence with line of said Lot N. 57 E. 143 feet to a stone in H. J. Eddleman's line; thence with his line S. 33 E. 69 feet to a stake; thence S. 57 W. 143 feet to the beginning. For back title see Deed Book 295, page 137, in the office of the Register of Deeds for Rowan County, North Carolina. See also Deed Book 593, page 498, Rowan County Registry. See Deed Book 618, Page 685, which corrects the overlap of the property line on Deed Book 614, Page 514.

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Friday, May 13 When unexpected pleasant developments occur in the near future, do not let them sweep you off your feet. Focus on them one at a time, and only when you’re prepared to develop them to their fullest. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Things could tend to irritate you, and because of this it isn’t likely that you will work well under pressure. If at all possible, try to stay a few jumps ahead of your duties. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — If you get involved in a business matter with a friend, chances are that working together won’t be anything like you thought. What occurs could put your relationship in jeopardy. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Keep your cool if certain demands placed on you are severe and unreasonable. Everything can be handled successfully when you have control of yourself and what’s at hand. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — A failure on your part to pay attention to details could quickly get you into trouble. Remember, it’s always some small, insignificant detail that everyone ignores that causes all the trouble. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — If you have been noticing that a joint endeavor in which you’re involved is showing very little signs of success, it might be time to consider easing yourself out of the arrangement. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — The only thing that being too self-serving and headstrong will do is make life extremely unpleasant for you and those around you. It won’t gain you any kind of advantage. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Properly preparing yourself will help you perform better than if you were to just wing it. Control events instead of letting them control you. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Stay away from activities with friends that involve expenses that you can’t meet. Call some pals who are in your shoes and are happy to participate in something inexpensive. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — If everyone in the family is at odds with one another, including you, try to go off by yourself in order to put things in proper perspective. Once you do, you can pull things together, without falling apart. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — You know it is best not to prematurely try to launch something that still has lots of wrinkles to be ironed out. If you do anyway, and it fails, you might not get a second chance. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — A “what’s in it for me” attitude will get you nowhere fast. If friends or associates think you’re only looking out for yourself, they will quickly learn to avoid you. Aries (March 21-April 19) — When negotiating with someone who looks like she or he is holding all the cards, you should take a break to review the situation. If need be, call in an expert to handle the matter for you. Know where to look for romance and you’ll find it. The Astro-Graph Matchmaker instantly reveals which signs are romantically perfect for you. Mail $3 to Astro-Graph, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092-0167. United FeatUre Syndicate

Today’s celebrity birthdays Actor Buck Taylor (“Gunsmoke,” “Gods and Generals”) is 73. Actor Harvey Keitel is 72. Actor Franklyn Ajaye is 62. Actress Zoe Wanamaker (“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”) is 62. Singer Stevie Wonder is 61. Comedian Stephen Colbert is 47. Drummer John Richardson of The Gin Blossoms is 47. Actor Tom Verica (“American Dreams”) is 47. Country singer Lari White is 46. Singer Darius Rucker of Hootie and the Blowfish is 45. Drummer Andy Williams of Casting Crowns is 39. Bassist Mickey Madden of Maroon 5 is 32. Actor Robert Pattinson is 25.

Conflicting advice over treating tumor Two chances are better than one into this category, so specific attention to proper dosing must be adhered to. The best-case scenario is for you to meet with both physicians at the same time, perhaps through a conference call in one office or the other, so both specialists can work together with you to determine whether you are well enough to undergo surgery or whether a trial of the Arimidex is more appropriate. Unfortunately, without knowing all the details and without having access to your complete medical history, I cannot make any recommendations. Good luck. 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

Fran Lebowitz said, “I’ve done the calculation and your chances of winning the lottery are identical whether you play or not.” That is nearly correct. And if you buy two lotto tickets, you will double that microscopic chance. At the bridge table, though, two chances to make your contract are definitely preferable to one. In this deal, what are your two chances? You are in three no-trump. West leads the diamond jack, East plays the king, and you win with your ace. How would you continue? Opening two clubs and rebidding three no-trump shows a balanced hand with 25-27 points. North

wondered if you also had four spades, but he could not risk getting to four no-trump if a 4-4 spade fit did not exist. You have eight top tricks: three spades, two hearts, two diamonds (given the opening

lead) and one club. It looks obvious to play on clubs for the ninth winner. And the best play is to cash the ace. If an honor appears, you will know how to continue. But if you collect only the two and eight, you play a heart to dummy’s king and lead a low club toward your hand. You will play the suit for the loss of only one trick nearly 83 percent of the time. However, do not overlook the second chance — a 3-3 spade break. After the club ace does not drop an honor, play off your three spade winners. If spades split 3-3, perfect; you cash the spade eight when on the board with the heart king. Your chance has increased to almost 89 percent.

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Chesney’s concert fees for tornado relief NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country superstar Kenny Chesney is turning his May 25th tour stop in Tuscaloosa, Ala., into a benefit concert. Chesney, along with his management and booking agents, are donating all of their fees to the tornado-ravaged town that is home to the University of Alabama. The massive storm system that swept through the South two weeks ago killed more than 300 people in sev-

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en states. At least 41 were in Tuscaloosa. The April 27 tornado outbreak destroyed entire neighborhoods and left the city struggling to recover. Chesney considered postponing the concert, but the mayor convinced him that the show would be a positive step forward for the community. The funds will go to and will be funneled to local charities and social services.

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Dear Reader: I completely understand where each physician is DR. PETER coming from GOTT and why you have received two conflicting recommendations. Let’s address the issue of your breast tumor first. Because your doctor (I am assuming an oncologist) wants to perform a mastectomy, he has apparently determined that you have a malignant tumor. Unfortunately, you did not indicate what testing was performed in order for your doctor to make the diagnosis. Was it by palpation only, through mammography, ultrasound or MRI? Was a stereotactic biopsy performed? Is the tumor invasive or noninvasive? Invasive implies the disease has spread to surrounding tissue. Noninvasive implies the disease is confined to the lining of the milk ducts (breast cancer) or the lobules (precan-

cerous). Has he or she been informed you have carotid-artery disease? My guess is that you are also seeing a cardiologist who feels a more conservative approach in your case might be more beneficial. Because of your age and medical history, he or she has likely determined there are other factors that enter the big picture supporting this approach. The Arimidex he is suggesting is designed to treat breast cancer as well as slow estrogen levels in postmenopausal woman. This, in turn, may slow the growth of specific types of tumors that require estrogen in order to grow. Patients with a history of heart disease, circulatory problems, severe liver disease, history of stroke or blood clot, and those who have not completely gone through menopause might require testing or dosing adjustments before beginning the medication. You certainly fall


Dear Dr. Gott: I’m 88 years old and have developed a breast tumor. One doctor wants to do a mastectomy, but another who knows I have carotid-artery disease and is treating me for it advises not to have the surgery but to take Arimidex to try to shrink the tumor. I value your answer because I read your articles constantly. I feel confused but am an active person who still drives, cooks, and takes care of myself. I’ll wait for a reply in the paper. Thank you.

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

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Low 63°

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79°/ 56°

76°/ 56°

70°/ 52°

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Slight chance of storms R130307

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Kn K Knoxville le 83/59

Boone 76/ 76/54

Frank Franklin n 79 7 79/56 6

Hi Hickory kkory 81/61

A s ville v lle Asheville 7 79 79/54

Sp Spartanburg nb 86/6 86/61

Kit Kittyy Haw H Hawk w wk 67 67/61 7//61 7 1

W Wilmington to 79/67

Atlanta 85/61

Co C Col bia Columbia 88/ 88/63 Augusta Au A u ug 9 90 90/ 90/65 0/ 5 0/65

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May 17 May 24 Jun 1 Full L La Last a New

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ken en Aiken 90/ 90 /6 6 90/63

A Al llen e ll Allendale 9 /63 63 90/63 na ah Savannah 7 88/67

Moreh Mo M Morehead o ehea oreh orehea hea ad C ad Ci Cit City ittyy ity 7 5 76/6 76/65

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yr le yrtl eB Be Bea ea each Myrtle Beach 7 79 9//67 9/6 9 /6 79/67 Charleston Ch rle les es 8 81 81/67 H n He e Hilton Head 7 79/ //70 0 79/70 Shown is today’s weather. Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.


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Air Quality Ind Index ex Charlotte e Yesterday.... 45 ........ good .......... particulates Today..... 51 ...... moderate 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" 1.58" Month to date................................... ...................................1.58" Normal year to date....................... 16.26" Year to date................................... 14.22" Seattle S ttle e Se e ea attttle a lle 64/48 6 64 4 4///4 4 48 8

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Southport outh uth 7 79/67

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6 66 66/40 6//4 40

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Tomorrow Hi Lo W 71 57 r 55 39 r 50 41 r 60 41 r 71 64 r 64 48 s 71 55 pc

Today: 6.5 - medium Saturday: 7.4 - med-high Sunday: 7.0 - medium

High.................................................... 77° Low..................................................... 66° Last year's high.................................. 84° Last year's low.................................... 57° ....................................57° Normal high........................................ 79° Normal low......................................... 57° Record high........................... 94° in 1889 Record low............................. 39° in 1969 .............................39° Humidity at noon............................... 88% ...............................88%


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City Jerusalem London Moscow Paris Rio Seoul Tokyo

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Precipitation Cape Ha C atter atte attera tte ter era ra ass a Hatteras 68 6 68/6 68/61 8/6 8/ /61 6

G Greenville n e 83/61 61


Go bo b Goldsboro 81/65

L b be Lumberton 79 5 79/65

Darlin D Darli Darlington /6 /65 86/65

Tomorrow Hi Lo W 53 48 r 84 48 s 64 59 r 71 46 pc 62 53 s 57 35 pc 53 42 r

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

Ral Raleigh al 7 79/65

ha t e Charlotte 83/63

Tomorrow Hi Lo W 56 44 pc 93 68 pc 69 55 pc 91 74 t 56 43 sh 81 64 s 69 56 r 55 44 cd 68 57 sh 97 69 s 78 53 pc 71 63 t

Today City Hi Lo W Kansas City 60 45 t Las Vegas 93 72 pc Los Angeles 75 57 pc Miami 90 74 pc Minneapolis 60 46 sh New Orleans 83 69 t New York 70 54 cd Omaha 58 42 sh Philadelphia 72 54 pc Phoenix 100 70 s Salt Lake City 77 50 pc Washington, DC 72 61 sh


D l Danville 76/63 Greensboro o D h m Durham 79/65 65 5 79/65

Salisbury Salisb S al sb b y bury 79/63 63

Today Hi Lo W 57 50 r 77 51 s 62 59 r 64 44 pc 62 57 pc 55 41 pc 53 42 r

City Amsterdam Beijing Beirut Berlin Buenos Aires Calgary Dublin



Regional Regio g onal W Weather eather Winston Win Wins Salem a 79/ 5 79/65

Tomorrow Hi Lo W 78 57 t 65 55 sh 69 61 t 61 40 pc 58 51 sh 53 47 sh 69 55 t 72 52 pc 62 38 pc 66 51 t 61 38 pc 68 54 t

World Cities

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Annuals & Perennials Galore!

Today Hi Lo W 86 65 t 68 51 pc 70 59 sh 69 40 pc 59 49 cd 74 47 sh 80 60 t 78 57 pc 66 40 f 80 57 t 54 34 pc 82 59 t

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8 86 6///6 6 65 86/65 6 5

84 8 4/6 4/ 62 2 84/62 Miami M iia a am m mii 90//7 74 90/74 7 4

Staationary Front

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8 88 8//6 6 61 1 88/61

WEATHER UNDERGROUND’S NATIONAL WEATHER Unfortunately, more storms are in route for the Mississippi River for Friday the 13th. A low pressure system making its way through the Plains has created a cold front that extends southward. As the low pressure system moves eastward over the Midwest and toward New England, it will push the front over the Mississippi River Valley and up the Ohio River Valley. The leading edge of this system will pull ample moisture in from the Gulf of Mexico, which will create favorable conditions for thunderstorm activity. Many of these storms will turn sever with periods of heavy downpours, large hail, strong winds, and even tornadoes. Rainfall totals between 1 to 2 inches are likely across the Mid- and Lower Mississippi River Valley, while up to 3 inches are possible in areas of severe storm development. This will cause additional issues across the already swollen Mississippi River Valley. Behind this system, a ridge of high pressure will build into the Plains and allow for a break in wet weather. Expect sunny skies to return to the Dakotas, with highs in the lower 60s, while the Southern Plains will remain in the 80s. Strong afternoon winds will create dangerous fire weather conditions across western Texas. Out West, a ridge of high pressure over the West Coast brings another dry day to the region, before another low pressure system approaches from the Pacific Ocean.

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