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Even with bad times, people are giving BY SHAVONNE POTTS spotts@salisburypost.com

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Don Rink bought his wife these roses for Valentine’s Day.

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Money makes the world go round. It’s not just a song, but with a dicey economy it is a means of maintaining certain services. Job losses have more people looking to charitable organizations for help with food and other basic needs. But how has the faltering economy affected charitable giving? In Rowan County, the trend seems to lean more toward people continuing to give in spite of the economy. When it comes to donating, people seem to remember Main Street Mission in China Grove, said Director Anne Corriher. “We have benefited in a bad economy and it’s been amazing to see,” she said. Beginning around the holidays in 2009, Corriher said she anticipated few donations. “So far our donations have been up and I really feel like it’s due to the fact that people are aware there are a lot people in need and out of jobs,” she said. The holiday season is a big giving time for the nonprofit organization. Corriher chalks it up to people being in the giving spirit. “People are just reminded around the holidays,” she said. In the summertime, people are busier and school is out. The mission receives many of its food donations from schools conducting canned food drives. “Our shelves look amazingly healthy right now. We hope to last through March,” Corriher said. Most of the food and some monetary donations come in from October to December. There are also various groups, organizations like the United Way, churches and individuals who give to the mission. In May, postal carriers pick up food from homes and deliver it to the mission as part of a canned food drive. “But by mid-September we do not have a lot on the

on and Sue Rink say they are like any other couple and on Valentine’s Day, they’ll go to dinner like so many others. But this will be the first year they will celebrate the day as a married couple. It took about half a century before they finally got together as a couple, holding the wedding ceremony last August. Both grew up in Rowan County. They knew of each other and even attended the same high school, but didn’t hang out in the same circles. In 2002, when Sue began trying to find her Boyden High classmates from the class of 1957, she hit the Internet. She stumbled upon a Web site, classmates.com, and created a profile and wrote a message to several classmates. Don responded. He was living in Florida, just outside Daytona, and she was in Cabarrus County. The two began corresponding. Sue worked for NASCAR company Melling Racing Enterprises. When events took her to Florida, the two would meet for dinner. When Don came to Rowan County to visit family, the two would have dinner. He recalled the place where they had their first meal, a seafood restaurant in south Daytona. Another classmate accompanied Sue to Florida and the three were able to catch up and tour the area. Don jokes that he remembers Sue in high school, but she knows he doesn’t. She seems OK with that, saying she was the quiet type back then. They had some of the same classes together but weren’t friends then. “I remember him because he was cute. He still is,” she said. The couple can exchange banter that goes beyond six months of marriage. They laugh and carry on as if they’ve been married much longer. He’s retired from Honeywell Information Systems, where he was a

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County against property owners’ attempt to have Mooresville annex 18 acres and allow permit

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Owners of a Mount Ulla property are asking the town of Mooresville to annex 18 acres of their 200-acre farm, which could allow the construction of a radio tower prohibited by Rowan County. The Rowan County Board of Commissioners will consider a resolution opposing the annexation at 7 p.m. Monday at the Cohen Administrative Offices Building, 130 W. Innes St. Rowan County Manager Gary Page said property owners Richard L. and Dorcas Parker were denied a permit for a radio tower four years ago. “Our board feels that this is an attempt of the property owners to ask the town of Mooresville to annex them as a way of circumventing the wishes of the Rowan County Commissioners and the Rowan County Zoning Ordinance,” Page said. In November 2006, commissioners voted to deny the permit for a 1,350-foot-tall broadcast tower on the property to serve Davidson County Broadcasting. Gig Hilton, president of the broadcast company that operates 94.1 FM in Lexington, appealed the county's decision. In September 2007, a three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals upheld the denial, saying the county acted appropriately in its decision that the tower would present a hazard to a nearby private airstrip, Miller Airpark. The resolution states that the board has gone on record opposing annexations that are controversial or harmful in nature, as well as North Carolina’s “outdated and inherently unfair” annexation law. “We recognize that general statutes allow for voluntary and satellite annexations,” Page said. “What our board is saying is that it crosses the county line and it would not be good for that area of the county.” In other news, the board plans to approve a resolution Monday calling for the prohibition of illegal immigrants from attending North Carolina’s community colleges. “That resolution, other than the name,

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Sue and Don Rink were Boyden High School classmates in 1957 but didn’t really know each other. They got reacquainted at a 50th reunion, dated for a while and recently married.

Sue says she remembers Don, as seen in their 1957 Boyden High School annual, ‘because he was cute. He still is.’

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Masked protesters try to mar Olympics as first medals handed out VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Police in riot gear confronted more than 200 masked protesters who hurled newspaper boxes through the display windows of a popular department store selling Olympic souvenirs. Seven people were arrested after officers carrying clubs and shields quashed the downtown protest on the opening day of competition at the Vancouver Olympics. There were no reports of injuries. Police knew in advance about the protest but only decided to move in once they knew “criminals” were involved. Authorities said they were wary of masked anarchists who dress in black and use a tactic called “Black Block” to hide their identities. Among them was a loosely organized group known to disrupt

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Too graphic? Some question why networks would show death of luger, 9C events that draw media coverage, police said. “Their tactic is to hide within the ranks of legitimates protesters,” Police Chief Jim said. On Friday, several thousand protesters had staged an anti-Olympics “Take Back Our Streets” rally before the opening ceremony The first gold medalist of the 2010 Winter Games is the guy who won two golds in Salt Lake City eight years ago. Simon Ammann, the Swiss ski jumper who looked a lot like Harry Potter at the 2002 Olympics, is now 28. He’s no longer a double for the boy wizard, but he won the individual normal hill title Satur-

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day for the honor of being the first of 86 champions to be crowned at the Vancouver Games. The first Olympic record was set by Dutch speedskater Sven Kramer in winning the 5,000 meters. Kramer’s time of 6 minutes, 14.60 seconds shaved six-hundredths of a second off Jochem Uytdehaage’s record set at altitude in Salt Lake City in 2002. Competition at the 21st Winter Olympics opened Saturday with all eyes and heavy hearts on the Whistler Sliding Center. Sliders resumed training on a repaired and slightly reconfigured track the day after a 21-year-old luger from the republic of Georgia died following a crash on the last turn of a training run. They also all started from a new spot farther down the

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track in hopes of slowing speeds and improving control. American luger Tony Benshoof, who hurt his foot when he slammed into a wall Friday, was first down the course Saturday morning. After taking a deep breath, the three-time Olympian navigated all 16 turns without incident. The final turn, where Nodar Kumaritashvili crashed, now has a higher wall and there’s now padding on the steel poles along the finishing curve. Modifications also were made to the surface of the ice. The men’s downhill was supposed to be the first medal of these games, but it was postponed because of warm, wet weather in Whistler. That put the ski jumpers at the head of the list. Celebrities were seen all over the Vancouver Games,

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Lt. Neal Goodman, left, of the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office and Salisbury Police Officer Tyesha Harden flank Salisbury Deputy Chief Steve Whitley, who salutes at the 15th annual Rowan County Peace Officers Memorial Service.

A service ‘to remember those who made ultimate sacrifice’ Salisbury Police Officers Jason Cottingham, left, and Corey Brooke retire the colors to the courtyard of the First Presbyterian Church.

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he Bible says there is no greater love than a man sacrifice his life for his friends. Each year, law enforcement officers make that ultimate sacrifice — when they give of their life doing their duty. Area law enforcement officers, their family members and other public servants gathered Thursday for the Rowan County Peace Officers Memorial Service. This is the 15th annual event, which was held at First Presbyterian Church, Salisbury. As the wife of a veteran law enforcement officer, Annika Collins has attended service to support her husband, Kent, and to honor the memory of other law enforcement officers. Kent is a Rowan County Sheriff’s detective and has been involved with the honor guard. “I think it’s very important to show respect those who’ve lost. They don’t get the thanks,” said Annika Collins, who attended the service with son, Barrett, 2. The ceremony is also a way for the family to pay homage to Kent’s

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uncle, Nick Griffin, who served as a police officer in Texas. Griffin died some years ago of cancer. “It’s a way to remember him. A reflection of his service,” Annika said. This will be Kent’s last time with the honor guard. The family will move to Texas and Kent will work with the Houston Police Department. “This is not about an election or office, it’s about officers who’ve given their lives, and their family. It’s to honor them,” Sheriff Kevin Auten

said. “I think it’s important to our profession that we have the opportunity to gather to remember those who made that ultimate sacrifice,” Salisbury Police Chief Rory Collins said. “All too often we don’t appreciate all that law enforcement do for us,” added U.S. Attorney Anna Mills Wagoner, who also attended the ceremony. Wagoner represents the middle district of North Carolina and is a

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Police seek second suspect from Ellis Street shooting

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A third suspect, Cordaurl Cowan, 22, was in fair condition with a gunshot wound Thursday at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in WinstonSalem. Authorities say he will face charges when he’s released. The charges stem from an attempted robbery early Saturday that police say involved the three suspects and another man. Just past 6 a.m., officers responding to a reported gunshot wound found Cowan bleeding from wounds to his left side and right arm. During a canvass of the neighborhood, investigators were approached by Desmond Ramond Adams, of 529 Ellis St., who acknowledged shooting Cowan. Adams told police he’d been outside his house when three

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men with their faces covered approached him and two of them displayed handguns. When two of the armed men opened fire, Adams told police he returned fire and hit all three of the men. He was detained for questioning. Lee, of 507 South Rowan Ave., Spencer, was grazed by a bullet. He was treated and released from Rowan Regional Medical Center then taken into custody. Shot twice in the left leg, Crump got a ride to Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast in Concord, where he was treated and released. Anyone with information on Crump is asked to call the Salisbury Police Department at 704638-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 1866-639-5245.

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In the meantime, Pat Ivey, Division 9 engineer with the Transportation Department, said state officials sought the public’s advice on how best to use the existing bridge to get traffic going again in both directions. “Local residents who drive through this area regularly gave us valuIVEY able feedback on how traffic should flow,” Ivey said. “We listened to what they had to say and, as a result, made important changes to our plans.” Those changes include only allowing access to Old Salisbury Road and northbound I-85 from the bridge. The southbound ramp of I-85 will remain closed to ensure motorist safety, the state press release said. The only time it would be opened is in an emergency situation. If that occurs, access to Old Salisbury Road will be closed, and traffic from I-85 southbound will be rerouted onto U.S. 29. The press release said the Department of Transportation will monitor the new traffic pattern and make adjustments if necessary.

Urine, blood tests could replace colonoscopy BY EMILY FORD eford@salisburypost.com

Another charged Police are seeking another man in a Saturday morning shootout on Ellis Street that left one suspect hospitalized and another jailed on a murder charge. R o b e r t Roderquis Crump, 24, of 411 Mildred Ave., is wanted on charges of attempted first- CRUMP degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon. If found, Crump will join Antonio Rushawn Lee, 19, who remains in the Rowan County jail under $1 million bond on the same charges.

Southbound drivers are again be able to cross the Yadkin River on U.S. 29 near Spencer. The N.C. Department of Transportation has converted one of two lanes on the northbound bridge to accommodate southbound traffic, the state said in a press release. That change, and a corresponding change in traffic routing around the bridge, took effect Thursday. Opening that bridge to twoway traffic allows southbound drivers to cross the river on U.S. 29 for the first time since April 8, when the state closed the 86year-old Wil-Cox bridge after an inspection found exposed rebar, deteriorating concrete and deep cracks in the structure. The Wil-Cox bridge had carried southbound U.S. 29 traffic over the Yadkin River. Since its closing, drivers have had to follow a detour onto Interstate 85 to get to Spencer. Transportation officials say the changes on the second bridge are temporary. A new northbound U.S. 29 bridge is one of the smaller projects planned as part of the Interstate 85 bridge replacement over the Yadkin. That work starts in October. And Davidson County has agreed to take on the Wil-Cox bridge as part of a planned recreational trail.

KANNAPOLIS — Blood and urine tests could one day replace colonoscopy to diagnose colon cancer, suggests a discovery made by scientists at the N.C. Research Campus. Dr. Wei Jia, co-director of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Center for Research Excellence in Bioactive Food Components in Kannapolis, suspects that chemicals in blood and urine might signal colorectal cancer. It’s the first step toward developing a cheaper, less invasive alternative to colonoscopy, he said. Jia’s team in China and Kan-

napolis analyzed urine and blood samples from 123 people — 60 with colon cancer and 63 without. They identified 16 chemicals in JIA urine and 33 in blood that were present in unusual amounts in the cancer patients. “We still have a long way to go,” said Jia, who works at the biotechnology hub in downtown Kannapolis. They looked at about 500 different metabolites, the byproducts of chemical reactions with-

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Drug-related violence keeps mission team from Mexico BY SHAVONNE POTTS spotts@salisburypost.com

For the past 20 years, youth and adults from First Presbyterian Church have traveled annually to Mexico for mission work, but for the second year in a row, Mexico will not be their destination this summer. Instead, they’re going to work on a school for the deaf in Jamaica. “We are unable to go (to Mexico) because of the violence,” said the Rev. Whitney Bayer, associate youth minister. Recent drug-related violence in the border city of Reynosa, Mexico, has caused a temporary hold on missions in that area and other border cities. The Teens With a Mission group usually holds vacation Bible school and

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builds homes for families in Reynosa. The group works with Faith Ministry, based in McAllen, Texas, just five miles north of Reynosa. The fighting between rival drug cartels against the Mexican government escalated in February, leading Faith Ministry to place the temporary hold on missions. Reynosa had escaped the violence before, but this year it has encroached upon the city. Officials with the Texas-based ministry placed the hold through May and have since extended that hold through June. “It’s been a disappointment because we have so many relationships with the people in Mexico,” Bayer said. First Presbyterian is so supportive,

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This Civil War monument was erected in Picacho Peak State Park near Eloy, Ariz., one of the most westernmost battlefield locations during the Civil War. “A lot of people who come from the East use it as a vacation,� Ellen Bilbrey, a spokeswoman for Arizona State Parks, said of the Civil War re-enactors. A fund drive launched in nearby Eloy, Ariz., is attempting to keep the park open, and the inclusion by the trust in its annual endangered list is a boost to that effort, she said.

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BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. — His wounds healed decades ago. The only scars left are etched into his mind. Now, 68 years after Seaman 1st Class James Powell took shrapnel to his legs and endured burns from explosions when his World War II destroyer was sunk by a Japanese attack, the veteran is finally getting his Purple Heart medal. Nearly a year ago, Powell, his wife, Catherine, and a family friend went to work trying to secure the Purple Heart that he had earned so long ago. He received word that the request had been granted this week. “It was quite exciting after all these years I didn’t get it,� he said from his Bonita Springs, Fla. The award is only given to veterans wounded in combat “at the hands of the enemy,� according to the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Powell was overlooked because of lost records and the fact that, until recently, he never actively sought the honor. Since sustaining war injuries at 18, Powell has married; he has worked as a truck driver and a factory worker; he has seen his son, James Powell, Jr., come home a decorated soldier from Vietnam. He also watched his son die in 2001 from complications of Agent Orange exposure in that war; and, recently, he lost a lung after years of smoking. Powell, now 86, lives in a mobile home park with his wife, Catherine. After the lung

“Any attention, of course is going to assist people who are trying to keep that park open,� she said. The Arizona State Parks Board next week will consider an agreement that would keep Picacho Peak open for at least a year. Under the agreement, the city of Eloy would pay $20,000 to subsidize the operation and maintenance of the park. The board has adopted a number of similar agreements to keep open historical and recreational parks across Arizona. Called “History Under Siege,� the most-endangered list is intended to highlight threats to what the trust calls “tangible links to our shared history.� With the nation about to mark 150 years since the start of the Civil War, the 2010 installment was released with the support of Jeff Shaara, a member of the trust’s board and author of “Gods and Generals,� among other books on the Civil War. “Nothing creates an emotional connection between present and past like walking in the footsteps of our Civil War soldiers,� Shaara said in remarks prepared for the formal release of the list. His father, Michael Shaara, wrote “The Killer Angels,� a historical novel on Gettysburg. The battlefield where 160,000 Union and Confederate soldiers fought in the summer of 1863 is on the endangered list because of a second attempt to bring casino gambling within a half-mile of Gettysburg National Military Park. On the Net: http://www.civilwar.org/

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Southwestern desert peak where cavalry clashed nearly 150 years ago has joined an annual list of the nation’s most endangered Civil War battlefields because state budget cuts are set to close the park that marks the site. Picacho Peak in Arizona, the Western frontier in the battle between the North and the South, was named for the first time on the Civil War Preservation Trust’s annual list of 10 historic battlefields most threatened by development or neglect. The list was released Thursday in Washington, D.C. In addition to Pennsylvania’s Gettysburg and the Wilderness Battlefield in Virginia, the list includes some memorable battles waged in states where the Civil War still resonates on the eve of its 150th anniversary. They are located primarily in the South and the Mid-Atlantic. For sheer distance, Picacho Peak stands apart from the rest. The state park is slated to close June 3 because of budget cuts. On April 12, 1862, Lt. James Barrett led a detachment of Union cavalry to the rocky spire 50 miles northwest of Tucson and skirmished with Confederate Rangers, intent on blunting an ocean-toocean Confederacy. While Barrett was killed and the Union army retreated, Union forces from California eventually moved on to Tucson and snuffed a Confederate settlement. The battle, while a footnote in Civil War history, still attracts annual visits by re-enactors.

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Seddiq Behrooz, who is originally from Afghanistan, shows one of several kites he has made, similar to the ones he made as a child. Behrooz will talk about the traditions of kite making at the Let’s Get Connected Day.

Seddiq Behrooz found success in the U.S. after moving from Afghanistan eddiq Behrooz left Afghanistan when he was 24. By then, the Russians already had taken his family’s land, and it was hard to know who to trust. Behrooz grimaces when he says it, but during his last year in college — he studied architecture at Kabul University — he sat in class with a knife hidden in MARK his sock. WINEKA All it took was for someone to say you were anti-communist or that you disapproved of what was happening in your country. Behrooz saw fellow Afghans being summoned to what he called “brainwashing” committee meetings, where they were coerced into becoming members of a new family, a scary one. Sons began turning in fathers. Afghans he had grown up with mysteriously disappeared. “All of a sudden, you couldn’t trust your best friend,” Behrooz says. A fellow he played soccer with once joined his group and showed them the gun he had been given. “I’m allowed to kill up to four people without anyone asking questions,” he told them. Behrooz had an older brother (by 20 years) who was a medical doctor in the United States — at the VA Medical Center in Salisbury. By mid September 1980, Behrooz was here living with his brother, looking to start a

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On Saturday at Sloan Park, Behrooz will give a brief presentation on kite-making and kite-flying at the annual “Let’s Get Connected Day,” which celebrates Rowan County’s wide diversity of people and emphasizes living in harmony with one another. The day is highlighted by the dedication of a Peace Pole and a Circle of Prayer, with contributions from many religions. As a boy, Behrooz learned the craft and science behind kites, as did many children in Afghanistan. There were three kinds of kites: fighting, leisure and, for lack of a better term, luminary. The fighting kites are meant for competition. They are generally longer ear to ear than from top to bottom. You can roll them and maneuver them quickly in any direction. “That one will fly like a jet,” Behrooz explains, pointing to a fighting kite he made the previous day. For fighting purposes, competitors coat the thread line going to their kites with a colored paste that includes a powder derived from ground-up glass particles. The better the recipe, the better the sharp glass coating adheres to the line. The kite-flying competitors go after each other’s lines, maneuvering the kites so as to create a scissors-like or sawing action that will cut the opponent’s line and eliminate them. “It’s like a science,” Behrooz says, describing

KANNAPOLIS — With Kannapolis facing double-digit unemployment and flat revenues, the city manager on Thursday proposed a “lean, efficient” budget for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. In his proposed $45.3 million budget, City Manager Mike Legg recommends leaving the property tax rate at 49 cents but raising the water rate by 5.7 percent. That would mean about $2 more per month for most residential users. The rate hike would include the town of Landis, which buys water from Kannapolis. Landis would pay about $7,000 more for water, Legg said. LEGG The water rate increase would help pay for construction of a new waterline. Legg’s proposed budget is .4 percent higher than the current budget, or basically flat. It includes no new city employees, no pay raises and one capital improvement project, $350,000 to improve the Village Park entrance road and parking lot off West C Street. “As we all know, we are in a pretty significant economic shift,” Legg told the City Council. “It was a challenge to get the budget to balance.” Due to the recession, residential building permits fell 23 percent from the past year and 53 percent from two years ago.

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some of the physics and aerodynamics involved. Children usually serve as the kite runners, tracking down the beaten kites wherever they land. The best-selling book “Kite Runner” took its name from this custom. Behrooz was both a competitor and a runner as a youngster. 

As wealth was measured in Afghanistan, Behrooz figures his family was in the top 10 percent, though his shoes and clothing had to be patched many times. His grandfather owned a lot of land, and he passed it down to his five sons, including Seddiq’s father. “We were farmers until the Russians came, you know,” he says. In the beginning, Seddiq couldn’t find work in Salisbury as an architect. He tried next through a family connection in Falls Church,, Va., but found his college education meant little. He went to

Rowan business benefits from state contract policy What: Let's Get Connected Day When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday Where: Sloan Park, off N.C. 150. What: Dedication of a fourth Peace Pole, inscribed with the message "May Peace Prevail on Earth." The languages on this pole are English, Gaelic, Dari (Afghanistan),Creole (Haiti), Swahili (Kenya), Catawba (Native American), Russian and Philippino. What else: The Circle of Prayer. This year it will include a Buddhist monk from Charlotte who will share ancient blessings for the dedication of the Peace Pole. The religions represented will be Christian, Jewish, Islamic and Buddhist. Sponsor: The Covenant Community Connection, a sub-group of the SalisburyRowan Human Relations Council.

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A Rowan County business is one of the first to benefit from a new policy favoring North Carolina firms for state contracts. Desco Inc., of Salisbury, price-matched a bid to supply building cables and wires for a state job. The awarded amount was $69,149. Desco was able to match another bidder’s price thanks to the N.C. Preference program, created by an executive order signed by Gov. Bev Perdue in February. Under the program, North Carolina businesses that bid within 5 percent or $10,000 of a low bid for the sale of goods to the state are offered the chance to match the lowest bid if it came from an out-of-state company. Three companies in Wake and Cumberland counties were also among the first four to take advantage of the new policy, winning contracts totaling more than $100,000, according to a press release issued by Perdue’s office. Desco’s was the largest of the contracts. “It’s critical that we do everything we can to support our home-grown businesses. North Carolina businesses employ our friends, our neighbors and our family members. They grow here, they stay here and they create jobs here,” Perdue said in the press release. “The preference for in-state businesses will save jobs and help North Carolina businesses grow and create new jobs.” Perdue has also called on the General Assembly to legislate additional advantages for small and North Carolina-based businesses, her press release said.

BBQ Festival to be held Saturday

Rawlings out of hospital, recovering

Cheerwine, art and music also featured

Hot dog fundraiser scheduled for Saturday

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The Second-Annual Salisbury BBQ Festival will be held Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. in the Spencer Plaza. The festival is sponsored by the Salisbury-Rowan Cultural Arts Foundation and the Spencer Jaycees. The festival will feature at least five crews cooking barbecue, with five judges sampling and picking their favorites. The blind judging will be done by certified N.C. Barbecue judges. A sample from each team will be taken to an off-site location, and judges will grade the barbecue for

taste, texture and appearance. A second honor — the People’s Choice Award — will also be given, and will be chosen by those attending the festival. Also at the festival will be the band 23-19, a local rock band that specializes in rock, pop and punk, and will also take requests. The band will play through the day. Cheerwine truffles and Cheerwine Italian Ice will also be served, as well as barbecue cookies. The foundation hopes the barbecue cookies become a signature cookie for the event. A 24-foot mural will be on display from last year’s event, and another will be

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Want to go? Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Spencer Plaza open for anyone to paint. A stained-glass artist, pencil drawing artist, metal sculptor and living sculpture will be at the festival showcasing their work. Harvest Market will also attend, selling fresh fruits and vegetables. The LandTrust will also be there. For more information, visit www.srcafoundation.org, or w w w . b b q f e s t 0 9 . eventbrite.com.

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After two months of hospitalization for what started out as pneumonia and developed into H1N1, Rachel Rawlings is home. Childhood friend, Marcie Barnhardt, who is organizing a weekend fundraiser for Rawlings, a China Grove native, says she is much better. “Rachel is now home and recovering slowly,” Barnhardt said. She is able to talk without having to do so through a tracheotomy tube. “Things are looking up finalRAWLINGS ly,” she said. The Saturday fundraiser is a hot dog dinner and raffle at Mount Zion United Church of Christ, where the family attends in China Grove. The fundraiser event is from 58 p.m. Raffle tickets are $2 a piece. There will also be a silent auction.

Rawlings was taken to the emergency room by her husband, Brian, on March 14 and was told she had double pneumonia, meaning she had pneumonia in both lungs. Rawlings, 29, gave birth to a second daughter, Avery, in December. She began getting sick off and on, her husband said. Antibiotics didn’t seem to work and she became sicker. Doctors discovered Rachel had Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), a potentially life-threatening lung condition that prevents enough oxygen from getting into the blood. The H1N1 was treated with an experimental non-FDA approved drug. Rawlings is going through physical, speech and occupational therapy. Some of the items up for auction are: a threemonth membership to the Forum, Salisbury; an on-location photography session with Carolina Signature Photography; a $50 gift card from Ivan’s Restaurant, Salisbury; a $25 gift card to R&R Barbecue, Concord; and a $50 gift certificate from Wise Oil, China Grove.


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Gang graffiti painted on historic building Police say someone spray-painted 10-foot-tall letters on a historic building this week. Erasing the giant-size graffiti required ladders and a large dose of Goof Off, a paint remover. The target was the Ice & Fuel building at 224 East Horah Street. According to Salisbury Police, someone painted “CSW” on the side and back of the building. Police officials indicated the “CSW” lettering has popped up recently around

town in graffiti at various locations. According to a graffiti website, CSW stands for Cali Street Wars, a West Coast gang. Other letters were painted on the bricks at the Ice & Fuel building, but they were not legible. A representative of Historic Salisbury Foundation reported finding the graffiti Tuesday. Investigators ask anyone with information to contact the Salisbury Police Department at 704-638-5333.

Drugs seized in traffic stop GRANITE QUARRY — A traffic stop that started with a truck weaving severely on U.S. 52 ended with felony drug charges against the driver. Christopher Lawrence Guyer, 44, of WinstonSalem, was charged with felony possession of marijuana, carrying a concealed gun and drivGUYER ing while impaired. He was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under $3,500 bond. Cpl. R.D. Seamon of the Granite Quarry-Faith Police Department observed a white GMC truck weaving on

U.S. 52 near Dunns Mountain Road. Seamon reported the driver crossed the center line several times and appeared to be using his cell phone. After stopping the vehicle, Seamon said Guyer fumbled while obtaining the requested papers. Guyer told the officer that he had a gun concealed in his truck and that he had a bag of marijuana stalks in the vehicle. Guyer told police he grabbed some marijuana from a yard and left after an argument with his girlfriend. Police also found a plastic bag containing a tied bundle of marijuana stalks worth an estimated $300, drug paraphernalia, and an open container of alcohol.

Missing teenager sought GRANITE QUARRY — Police are seeking assistance in locating a teen who ran away from home a month ago. Kimberly M a r i e Thompson, 17, was also seen at her residence April 14, according to the Granite Quarry-Faith THOMPSON Police Department. According to a press release from the department, Thompson has been seen in Salisbury, Winston-Salem and surrounding areas. Police describe Thompson as a black female, approximately 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighing approximately

200 pounds. According to police, she has been seen in the company of Francis Belinda Dewalt, 24. Police have an outstanding warrant for Dewalt. Investigators and several other individuals have been in contact with Thompson by phone but have been unable to locate her. Both subjects have been entered in the National Crime Information Center database. Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Thompson or Dewalt is asked to call 1st Sgt. R.T. Taylor at the Granite Quarry-Faith Police Department at 704-279-2952, or anyone who sees Thompson is asked to contact their local law enforcement agency.

Golf club targeted in break-in A thief or thieves did more than $1,200 in damage during a break-in at McCanless Golf Club, 3515 Stokes Ferry Road. The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reported damage to the building, a window and other items. The thief or thieves took a small amount of money and $15 worth of Budweiser beer. The thieves also reportedly did $200 worth of damage to 10 cases of beer and $200 damage to food. Other reports from the Sheriff’s Office: • A Ruger P-89 handgun

was stolen from the home of Randle Honeycutt on Walton Road between May 8 and 9. Around $250 in cash was also taken. • A 2006 John Deere riding lawn mower was stolen from Judy Dale Honeycutt, U.S. 601, Salisbury, between May 10 and 11. • More than $400 in cash was taken from the 1999 Ford Escort owned by Herschel David Doster of Barger Road. The theft occurred while the vehicle was at a convenience store at 300 N.C. 152 East, China Grove.

Bricks thrown in downtown Salisbury Police may have wondered if members of the Ernest T. Bass family had moved from Mayberry to Salisbury. Ernest T. usually came to town with pockets full of rocks, which he threw at everything in sight in the Andy Griffith TV show. This time, the bricks were being tossed from the top of buildings downtown. Salisbury police caught two teenagers Monday night throwing bricks off a building at 101 N. Main Street. Police responded to a report around 11 p.m. Monday. As officers arrived, they spotted two people running away at the rear of the building. Officer A.D. Safrit

Posters Deadline for Posters is 5 p.m. • United House of Prayer for All People, kitchen open Friday and Saturday, 11am-5pm, Sunday, 11am-4pm. • J.C. Price Post 107 sponsoring “Everybody’s Birthday Party” Saturday, 9pm-2am. D.J. Danny “D.” Donation $5 until midnight,

charged Jesse Quinn Mayorga and Trevor Ryan Gray, both 18, with first-degree trespass. Chief Rory Collins said the investigation continues into brick throwing. Police have received other reports of bricks being thrown off buildings, primarily at construction sites. Other reports or charges from the Salisbury Police: • Raymond Lee Burch, 21, is charged with felony larceny. • Joseph Daniel Billings, 44, was charged with felony obtaining prescriptions by forgery. • Jaquanta Sherrell Wilks, 19, was charged with felony fugitive from justice.

$10 after midnight. Casual dress. Raffles and door prizes. • The Cancer Club hosting female “Lock-up” Friday, May 14, 9pm-12am, J.C. Price Post 107. Cost, $10 advance. $15 at the door. After show dance, 12-2am. D.J. Danny “D.” Admission $5. For info or tickets, call 704-6401893.

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AREA/OBITUARIES Donald Connell Martin

'Billie' Swinson Barbee

Frank Haden Nance

Martha B. Travis

STATESVILLE — Mr. Donald Connell Martin, 91, formerly of 723 Wood St., died Wednesday evening, May 12, 2010, at Autumn Care of Statesville. Born in Catawba County on July 20, 1918, he was a son of the late Everette L. Martin and Myrtie Blackwood Martin. Mr. Martin retired from Quality Oil Company and was a member and former deacon at Front St. Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. On Aug. 25, 1939, he married the former Bertha Etta Bynum, who died Sept. 27, 1991. His second wife, the former Ruby Harmon Lowe, died Feb. 24, 2004. He was also preceded in death by a brother, James Harold Martin, and a sister, Miss Lois Martin. Survivors include a son, Edwin Martin of Salisbury; a daughter, Wanda Martin of Statesville; three grandsons, Christopher Martin (Kelly), Nicholas Martin and Justin Martin (Amanda); along with two step-grandchildren, Patrick and Benji Smith. Service: Services celebrating Mr. Martin's life will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Front St. Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Stutts officiating. He will lie in state at the church for 30 minutes prior to the service and burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation: The family will assemble at the residence of Wanda Martin at 1003 Radio Road and will receive friends Friday evening from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home. Memorials: May be given to Front St. Baptist Church, 1403 W. Front St., Statesville, NC 28677; The Projection System Fund of Enon Baptist Church, 1875 Enon Church Road, Salisbury, NC 28147; or Invest In Youth Fund, J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd., Salisbury, NC 28147. Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to the family at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com

KANNAPOLIS — Yvonne (Billie) Swinson Barbee, 86, from Kannapolis, went to be with our Lord Tuesday, May 11, 2010. She passed away at her family residence in Kannapolis. Billie was born Aug. 26, 1923, in Baden to the late Lee Roy and Gordia Johnson Swinson. She was a beautician and loved working in the yard. She served the Lord with Joy. Her family and friends will always remember the cards and thoughts she sent faithfully. Billie is survived by her devoted husband, Earl Franklin Barbee; her loving son, Gene Barbee; two grandchildren, Earl Campbell Barbee of Edinburgh, Scotland, Tracey Yvonne; son-in-law Jeffery Dron; two greatgrandchildren, Tyler Alexander and Lily Clara Dron; siblings including two brothers, Roy E. Swinson of Bolivia, N.C., and Justus Lee Swinson of Supply, and four sisters Beulah Stallings of Huntersville, Pete Nance of Charlotte, Ethel and Howard Orrell of Churchland, Betty Hill of Lexington; one brother-in-law, Ray and Billie Barbee; one sister-in-law, Ola Mae Allen of Ila, Ga.; one uncle, Floyd (Uncle Buddy) Swinson of Wilmington; and 20 nieces and nephews. Her older sister, Elonora Sifford, preceded her in death. Service: The funeral will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15 at Whitley's Funeral Home in Kannapolis conducted by Rev. Jon Casteel of Lane Street Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. Visitation: The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, May 14 from 7-9 p.m. Memorials: May be made to Lane Street Baptist Church, 2532 Lane St., Kannapolis, NC 28083; or Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081. Whitley's Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Barbee. Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com

SALISBURY — Frank Haden Nance, 93, of Salisbury, passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at the W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center, Hospice Unit in Salisbury following a period of declining health. Born March 4, 1917, in Rowan County to the late James Henry and Jane Josie Nance, he was educated in Rowan County schools. A U.S. Air Force veteran, Frank served in World War II and was the recipient of three Bronze Stars. He retired from Cannon Mills after 40 years of service as a weaver. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Cecil Ray Deal; three brothers; and three sisters. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Hazel Deal Nance; son Gene Nance of Salisbury; daughter Revonda Nance (Charles Lockert) of Salisbury; daughter-in-law Deanna Deal Upright (Jerry) of Salisbury; granddaughters Lori Ewart (Dean) of Salisbury and Jody Phillips (Mike) of Lexington; and seven greatgrandchildren. Visitation: 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, May 14 at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home, China Grove. Service: 11 a.m. Saturday, May 15 at Organ Lutheran Church conducted by Revs. Terrell Long and Robert Yount, pastors. Interment to follow in church cemetery with military honors provided by the Rowan County Honor Guard. Memorials: May be made to Organ Lutheran Church, 1515 Organ Church Road, Salisbury, NC 28146; or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Attn: Memorial/Honor Program, One St. Jude Place Bldg., P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 300, Memphis, TN 38148. Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home, China Grove, is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.linnhoneycuttfuneralhome.com

SALISBURY — Martha Ann Brotherton Travis, 82, passed away peacefully in her sleep Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at Rowan Regional Medical Center after a short term illness. Born May 15, 1928, in Rowan County to the late James McCall and Thelma Corriher Brotherton, she grew up as a member of Centenary United Methodist Church in Mount Ulla. Educated in Rowan County schools, she graduated from King's Secretary College in Charlotte. Martha retired from Holland Reality in Statesville, where she was an Accounting Secretary. She was very active at Trinity Oaks Retirement Center with numerous activities, especially with charity causes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Otho W. Travis; brothers James McCall (Mack) Brotherton, Jr. and Troy Brotherton; and sister Laura Elaine Brotherton Fulcher. Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Saturday, May 15 at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home, China Grove. Service: 1 p.m. Sunday, May 16 in the chapel of the funeral home conducted by Rev. Doug Hefner, pastor, Salem Lutheran Church. Interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Statesville. Memorials: Flowers accepted with memorials going to Victory Junction Camp, 4500 Adam's Way, Randleman, NC 27317. Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home, China Grove, is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.linnhoneycuttfuneralhome.com

KANNAPOLIS FROM 3A Construction has been delayed at the N.C. Research Campus and along the Kannapolis Parkway corridor, Legg said, impacting job creation and the tax base. His proposed budget “has been developed in extraordinarily tough economic times,” Legg wrote. “While we weather this current economic downturn, we must not lose focus of the incredibly bright future that awaits us.” Kannapolis had to cut $1.4 million from the current budget to avoid a shortfall. Legg estimates new revenue for next year at $170,000, “the lowest I’ve ever seen it,” he said. However, the city will retire $848,000 in debt service next year, including paying off Fire Station No. 1 and Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium. “The timing could not have been better,” Legg said. That money acts as “new revenue,” he said. Legg’s budget includes $1 million for a special bond package to fund improvements at the N.C. Research Campus. The city would spend $1 million for debt service but earn back that amount from the sale of the bonds, he said. The current budget included $1 million for the bonds, but because they were never sold, the money was used in the general fund, Legg said. The potential bond sale hinges on support from the Cabarrus County commissioners, who also would need to set aside $1 million for debt service, and Legg’s attempts to have the bonds rated to at-

tract investors. To help replenish the city’s fund balance, Legg recommends selling the third and final tract of city property near Second Creek. The LandTrust for Central North Carolina is interested in purchasing the tract and has $1 million set aside, Legg said. Any sale may need to go through the upset bid process, he said. Proceeds from sales of the first two tracts will generate $2 million to replenish the fund balance, which dipped below 15 percent this year. Legg recommends increasing fire fees to total $20,000 in new revenue. Increases for services like fire inspection mostly would affect developers, he said. He also suggests spending $60,000 a year to lease more office space from Castle & Cooke, which owns most of downtown Kannapolis. The city, which incorporated in 1984, rents space for city offices and a police station from David Murdock, billionaire chairman of Dole Food Co. who owns Castle & Cooke and the Research Campus. Castle & Cooke has quoted the city $14 per square foot for 3,349 square feet of furnished space, “significantly less than their investment” in the space, Legg said, as well as $5 per square foot for a finished basement. The space, located next door to city offices at 230 Oak Ave., would hold the finance department, which now has employees working in the hallway, as well as document storage, Legg said. Council will discuss the budget and hold a public hearing June 14.

Alfonzo Mathis SALISBURY — Mr. Alfonzo Mathis, 69, who departed this life on Sunday, May 9, 2010, at his residence, was born to the late James and Juanita Allen Mathis in Jacksonville, Fla. on Oct. 3, 1940. He attended school in Jacksonville and was self-employed in the scrap metal business. He leaves memories to daughters Carol Ann Mathis (Austin) Ngulube of the home, Nina S. Mathis of Brooklyn, N.Y.; stepson Antoine Cherry of Salisbury; sister-in-law Tasha (Gene) Brotherton of Summerville, S.C.; brothers James (Helen) Mathis, Jr., and Ronald Mathis, both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; sister Josie Allen of Brooklyn, N.Y.; stepbrother James Johnson; stepsister Ella Kemp; six grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives. Service: Memorial service will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. at the home of his granddaughter, Ebony Cassell. Rowan Funeral Service is assisting the family.

Bruce Carl Snyder SALISBURY — Mr. Bruce Carl Snyder, 63, of Salisbury and Endicott, N.Y., passed away at his Salisbury residence Wednesday, May 12, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete with Evergreen Cremation Services of Salisbury.

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work for a Roy Rogers restaurant, then a Pizza Hut. To make more money, he took a second job at a fish restaurant and put in long days, from 7 a.m. to midnight or later. Without a car, he walked everywhere. A few months later, Seddiq visited his brother in Salisbury, applied for a millwright’s job at Fiber Industries and was hired, making $5.50 an hour. His fellow employees quickly learned of his con-

Behrooz might represent the American dream better than anyone. He married his wife, Judy, in June 1982. They have raised three children, while Seddiq designed — and often did much of the construction work — for their houses on Candlewick Drive, in Summerfield and in Anchor Downs along High Rock Lake. He has spent the past eight years building the lake house, digging and

BY SHAVONNE POTTS Tough economic times have led people to donate items for this weekend’s Faithful Friends annual yard sale. All of the proceeds benefit the Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary, which once built will be the county’s only no-kill animal facility. Event co-chair Peter Reinemann said a family donated some furniture, televisions, clothes, dishes and other household items because the husband has been out of work for two years. The family is moving out of their home to a small apartment and can’t afford storage or movers.

Free football, cheerleading camp in Kannapolis KANNAPOLIS — The Kannapolis City Football & Cheer organization, sponsored by the Kannapolis Parks and Recreation Department, will host another free football and cheer camp for children ages six to 12. The camp is designed to teach kids different skills and drills to help their development in football and cheer. They are not full contact camps. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday on the Village Park Amphitheater Lawn at 700 West C St. in Kannapolis. No registration is required. The league will take registrations for their fall season during the camp. The registration fee for the fall season is $75 per child if they register Saturday. After that, the fee is $90 per child. Those interested can also register at the Kannapolis Parks & Recreation Department at Village Park.

Daddy-Daughter Dance at Kannapolis YMCA KANNAPOLIS — The Cannon Memorial YMCA in Kannapolis will host a DaddyDaughter Dance from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. The evening will include food, drinks, prizes, pictures and lots of dancing. Cost is $12 per family.

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Ami Person is co-chair of this event. “This is really what’s happening. We hear a lot of things going on in the community,” Reinemann said. The yard sale is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the former K-Town Furniture store on East Innes Street, which is owned by St John’s Lutheran Church. All week people have donated items and bought items. “They buy as much as they bring,” he said. The Art Station, which was located next Green Goat Gallery in Spencer, donated art supplies including easels, original framed art and custom and ready made frames. “We are overwhelmed by the generosity of the donors,”

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING SUBJECT:

Land Development District Map Amendment (Rezoning) to rezone the subject property, remove the GD-A Overlay, and establish a Conditional District Overlay

TIME/DATE:

4:00 PM, Tuesday, May 18, 2010

PLACE:

City Council Chambers – City Hall 217 South Main Street Salisbury, North Carolina

At the time, date, and place indicated above, the Salisbury City Council will conduct a public hearing to consider the following: DISTRICT MAP AMENDMENT: CD-03-2010 Petitioner(s): .................................................Wallace Properties I, LLC Owner(s): ......................................................same Address: ........................................................Unnumbered Lincolnton Road Tax Map - Parcel(s):.....................................062-011 Size / Scope: ..................................................Approximately 4.0 acres (1 parcel) Location: .......................................................Located along the north side of Lincolnton Road west of Jake Alexander Boulevard and next door (west) to the Time Warner Cable facility REQUEST: An Ordinance amending the Land Development Ordinance and the Land Development District map of the City of Salisbury, North Carolina, by rezoning approximately 4 acres, identified as tax map and parcel 062-11, from split zoning of Residential Mixed-Use (RMX) and General Residential (GR-6) Districts to Residential Mixed-Use (RMX) District, by removing a General Development-A Overlay, and by establishing a Conditional District Overlay to permit the development of a 55-unit apartment complex. PLANNING BOARD RECOMMENDATION: At its meeting of April 27, 2010, the Planning Board voted unanimously to recommend approval of the proposed District Map amendment and establishing a Conditional District Overlay. A copy of the above petition (incl. Master Plan) is available for public review at City Hall (217 South Main Street). Persons wishing a copy or additional information should call (704) 638-5244. If persons would like to respond in writing, they may do so by mailing a letter to Community Planning Services, P.O. Box 479, Salisbury, NC 28145; by sending a FAX to (704) 638-5232; or by e-mail to pmitc@salisburync.gov. Citizens interested in the proposal are invited to attend and participate in the public hearing. Changes may be made in the above proposal as a result of debate, objection, or discussion. This the 5th day of May, 2010

CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SALISBURY, NORTH CAROLINA BY:

Myra B. Heard, CMC City Clerk

********** The foregoing NOTICE was published in the SALISBURY POST in its issue R124026 on Saturday, May 8, 2010.

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Reinemann said. There are other ways to support the yard sale, he said. Organizers will have a collection for pet food that will be used for foster animals. They are also collecting leashes, dog/cat dishes as well as litter boxes. Other things that will be recycled and the money used for the shelter are aluminum cans, Christmas lights and printer ink cartridges. Last year’s yard sale brought in $10,000.

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edges, and attaches the string in the best spots for maneuverability. He looks forward to Saturday’s day of sharing just a small part of his native land and joining others in a message of peace and harmony. “We are all human, and we have so many things in common,” Behrooz says.

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will be able to inspect his kites, made simply from the transparent and tissuelike wrapping paper often crammed into gift bags. He builds the framework with shaved-down reeds and attaches the necessary tails and ears for balance. To give the kites more strength, he employs thread and glue along the

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pouring the footings, laying block, building the framing and laying the floors. Things are busy these days. The two youngest children are home from college, and the family has just sold its Summerfield house, meaning they must move to the Anchor Downs home in early June. One by one, over many years, the rest of his family left their homeland. His mother died in 1982. An older sister moved her family to Holland after a rocket landed in her kitchen — six years after Seddiq had gone. Another sister moved to Germany. His youngest brother

siderable intellect and abilities. Almost 30 years later, Behrooz still works at the plant but now as an “asset reliability engineer.”

and father were able to move first to Iran. Meanwhile, back in the United States, Seddiq was filling out all kinds of paperwork in attempts to move his father and brother to this country. He was told they would be put on a 12-year waiting list. It took 20 years until a package arrived in Salisbury one day saying his family members were finally cleared to leave Iran. By then, they had moved to Holland. Seddiq’s father died several years ago. His oldest brother, the physician, now lives in Texas. A couple of years ago, he traveled back to Afghanistan to handle some family business and while there tracked down a cousin who had been Seddiq’s best friend and playmate as a boy. They often rode horses and went hunting together but hadn’t been able to speak with each other for 28 years. The brother connected them by telephone. “It was emotional,” Seddiq says.

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one crew member were injured in the derailment and were taken to one of three hospitals: Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington; Duke University Hospital in Durham or the University of North Carolina Hospital. Six previous accidents have occurred at the crossing dating back to 1978, including a wreck in 2005 that killed a 78-year-old, according to records from the Federal Railroad Administration. No one was injured in the most recent accident, which occurred in February.

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MEBANE (AP) — An Amtrak-operated commuter train with 36 passengers on board derailed Thursday in North Carolina after striking a tractor-trailer that was stuck on the tracks, injuring at least 13 people and setting the locomotive and a car on fire. The Piedmont train derailed shortly after 8 a.m. when it hit a lowboy trailer used to carry large equipment at a crossing in Mebane, authorities said. Amtrak operates the train, which the state of North Carolina owns. “I have never witnessed anything like that ever in my life,” Bob Farrar of Mebane, who saw the accident during a morning walk, told the Times-News of Burlington. “It was like seeing special effects from a movie happen right in front of you.” The trailer was stuck on the tracks before the train reached the crossing, according to state Department of Transportation spokeswoman Sondra Artis. Emergency crews from Alamance County and the town of Mebane were working to clean up a diesel spill at the scene, Amtrak spokeswoman Karina Romero said. Calls to both agencies were not immediately returned Thursday. Witness Kent Cates told WRAL-TV: “Diesel fuel from

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both shot in the head after responding to a domestic disturbance in Charlotte. Mecklenburg Assistant District Attorney Marsha Goodenow said race is not a factor in the decisions prosecutors make to seek a death sentence. House Minority Whip Thom Tillis, R-Mecklenburg, said Republicans will attempt to introduce a measure during the legislative session that started this week to narrow the law to considering race only after a guilty verdict. But the GOP proposal is unlikely to advance this year. The decision to join Kentucky came last year after months of contentious debate and House and Senate votes along party lines. Any effort to introduce new legislation also faces multiple procedural hurdles lawmakers impose on themselves to focus work this year on passing adjustments to the state budget. “We’re not going to go around the rules to get into the Racial Justice Act again. This session is to focus on the budget, not to go in with bills that will be controversial,” said House Majority Leader Hugh Holliman, D-Davidson. “We’ll be glad to listen, but unless there’s more than one case out there, it can wait until January” when the Legislature’s long legislative session begins. The law was opposed by district attorneys, sheriffs and victims’ advocates who said it would make death penalty prosecutions too difficult. North Carolina has not had an execution since August 2006. Advocates pointed to re-

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RALEIGH (AP) — Republican legislators argued Thursday for restricting a new law that made North Carolina the second state after Kentucky to allow death-penalty defendants to claim statistical data indicates racial bias tips the scales of justice against them. The state’s Racial Justice Act was adopted last year after supporters said it was needed to prevent black defendants from being punished more harshly what whites. But Republicans argued the law should be altered to prevent it from being used in pending cases before a conviction. The widow of slain Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer Jeff Shelton urged state legislators to revisit the issue this year. Jennifer Shelton said at a news conference Thursday that the need for a revision was shown two weeks ago when a Superior Court judge postponed the death-penalty trial of her husband’s accused killer until October. The judge said that because the law is so new, he felt he had to give the suspect’s lawyers time to gather information on what role race may play in North Carolina prosecutors seeking or juries imposing the death penalty, The Charlotte Observer reported. “I disagree with the basis of the Racial Justice Act. I believe that a person is tried for their crime and not for the color of their skin,” said Shelton, who is white. “A defendant may argue and win a claim of racial discrimination under current law. Therefore, I do not support giving criminals another tool to use to get away with the crimes they have committed.” “I’m standing here because this hit me personally,” Shelton said. Demeatrius Montgomery, 28, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the 2007 slayings of Shelton and Officer Sean Clark, who were

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Keep those roses blooming oses should be in or completing their first flush of bloom now. What can you do to keep them producing those beautiful blooms all summer? One of the most important requirements is sufficient water. Roses require 1 to 2 inches of water a week, either from rain or supplemental watering. If they do not receive this amount of water from rain, you will need to provide it. Fertilizer is another requirement. Roses need a lot of nourishment to continue to produce the beautiful blooms all season. You can use an orCAROLYN program or ALEXANDER ganic use a commercial fertilizer formulated for roses applied per instruction. After the roses have bloomed, they need to be deadheaded. This consists of removing the spent bloom which will make the energy produced by the plant go into making more blooms rather than producing seeds or rose hips. When the rose hip is formed, it signals the plant that its job of reproduction is done and it can stop blooming. A regular spray program is a must if you are to prevent disease. Blackspot and mildew are the major offenders in this area. A fungicide will need to be applied on a regular basis according to the package instructions. Of course, if you grow roses that do not get disease, you can forgo the spray program. Although there are some roses that are relatively disease free such as the “knockout” and “earth-kind” series of roses, I am not aware of any hybrid tea roses that do not get disease. You will also need to take care of insect pests if they do more damage than you can accept. But please only spray for insects if you see them or the damage they do. Be kind to our earth and only use insecticides if you must. A strong spray of water will remove aphids. Japanese beetles can be picked off by hand and dropped in a container of sudsy water. Spider mites will appear as it gets hotter. They are not insects but are relatives of the true spider so if you use a chemical to control them, you must use a miticide. They can be controlled with a water spray on the undersides of the leaves three or four times a week until they are gone. Thrips are tiny little insects that get inside the bloom and make the petals stick together. A chemical pesticide will have to be used on them. Mist the buds in the morning every few

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days with an insecticide formulated to control them to keep them from destroying your blooms. After you grow those beautiful roses, you may want to enter them in competition with other rose growers in the area. The Rowan Rose Society will be hosting its annual rose show May 22 and 23. This is an American Rose Society sanctioned show. The show is open to the public and exhibitors do not have to be a member of any rose society, so if you have roses or just a single rose you would like to enter in the show, please bring it to the Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., between 7 and 10 a.m. May 22. There will be a section for arrangements as well as single entries. No entries will be accepted after 10 a.m., at which

time the judging will begin. American Rose Society certified judges from North and South Carolina will judge the entries. The show will be open to the public from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. There is no admission fee. Rosarians will be on hand to answer rose-related

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cale insects are now a serious problem on a number of trees and shrubs. Many have called complaining about their holly and camellias with a white mass on the underside of the leaves. Scale insects are also a serious problem on gardenia and euonymus. To most people, the white mass really doesn’t look like an insect, but more like a stationary, fungal-like white mass. Underneath the protective cottony, waxy mass is a small insignificant insect DARRELL on the BLACKWELDER feeding leaves of the plant. Constant feeding masses of this insect weaken the plant, causing the leaves to turn yellow and, eventually, die if not treated. Most of the scale insects reported this week in Rowan County are cottony camellia scales. These are found around the leaf edges on the bottom of the leaves. Most homeowners are unaware they have a problem until the leaves turn yellow and fall off or the upper side of the leaf has a

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sooty like black film. This is sooty mold caused by honeydew which is secreted by the insect and drips to the leaves below. The secreted honeydew is the perfect growing medium for mold and may also attract an army of ants. Most of the damage to the shrub by these insects seems to occur around the leaf edges. It is important to check the underneath of leaves frequently during the year for this insect. These insects can be controlled easily with soft pesticides such as liquid Sevin if they are in the “crawler stage.” Even though they seem stationary, they often crawl out from the protection of the waxy cottony coating and feed. At this time, scales are easy to control. Once the scales move and form the protective covering, traditional insecticides are not effective. Horticultural oils can be used to control scale insects with an oil coating that literally smothers the insect. Oils are generally used in early spring and fall during cool temperatures. Bayer Advanced Tree and Shrub contains a systemic insecticide that controls the insect

ardy Amaryllis (Lycoris Squamigera), also known as Belladonna or Naked Lady, is a plant native to South Africa. We are highly attracted to the showy, trumpet-like flowers and often gift or receive them during the holidays. As luck would have it, some varieties are hardy to our climate (zone 7 of the USDA hardiness zones) and are also highly prized by bees, butterflies and birds. Hippeastrum x Johnsonii is the hardiest of the amaryllis. Since we are on the edge of the hardiness zones for this plant, you should cover the bulbs with a layer of mulch to ensure survival over winter. Plant the bulb just after blooming with just a bit of the tip showing above the soil surface. Plant the bulbs 1 foot apart since they enjoy growing little “bulblets” that will need to be carefully separated and planted in a new spot in the garden or grown in a pot to gift to a friend. The amaryllis plant likes a neutral to slightly acid pH. Early in the spring, the plant will grow two to seven strap-like leaves before producing the stalk with the flower at the top in early May. Red, white and pink are the most popular colors but growers have produced beautiful shades of purple and orange. These plants will thrive in full sun to part shade. They grow happily in dry, even drought-like conditions and in fact may rot if we have a rainy summer season. Actually, this is one plant that thrives in “benign neglect” conditions. It benefits from fertilizer after blooming but generally forgives you if you forget. The bulbs in our yard were a Christmas gift and I have no idea of the variety (hardy or not). We planted them just for fun and have been rewarded with their red, showy flowers each May for the past seven years. In addition to the bulblets, you can propagate the amaryllis from seed. Collect the seed from the dried pod on the plant and sew immediately as the seed is paper thin and does not store well. Bulblets take two years to bloom and plants grown from seed usually take longer. Remember, for those of you with pets or small children, all of the parts of the amaryllis are poisonous. If you buy Amaryllis bulbs to force for the holidays, they require a minimum of six weeks of cold before planting. You may store them in your refrigerator at 40 to 50 degrees fahrenheit. Do not store with apples as they will render the Amaryllis bulb sterile. Karen Busby is a Master Gardener Volunteer with Cooperative Extension in Rowan County.

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this is completely inappropriate for the ears of a 12-yearold girl. — Awkward

ignore. Gender bias should not be allowed to exist in high school, and the coach who uttered those words should not be in a position of authority for young girls. — Mom in N.J.

Dear Awkward: After applying basic noise abatement, such as carpets covering the floor, you should speak with your neighbor. You don’t have to get graphic about this — merely a little clever. You introduce (or reintroduce) yourself and say, “I have custody of my young daughters every other weekend, and I hope they don’t bother you by being too noisy.” He will likely say, “No — I don’t even hear them.” Then you can say, “I assumed you could hear them because they can hear you and your girlfriend, especially at night.” You could hedge and tell your daughter that your neighbor is doing Pilates. Also — buy a “white noise” machine. Readers recommend them.

Dear Mom: I agree that gender bias has no place in high school (or anywhere), but I don’t quite see what about this remark is sexist. It is inappropriate (and pretty stupid), but sexist? If these coaches remarked on the daughter’s (or a son’s) athletic prowess by saying, “Blame it on your father,” would that also be sexist? I suggested the mother call the coaches on it directly, rather than making a federal case out of it. If they don’t apologize to the girl, she could take the issue to the administration. The mother should demonstrate to her daughter that when you have an issue, you handle it directly and if you receive an apology, you can then move on.

Dear Amy: Your advice to the mother of the high school sophomore who was told to “blame your mother” for not having “the genes” for the sport of lacrosse was way off base. The coach’s words were sexist and were in no way appropriate. The mother should definitely go over the heads of the coaches and talk directly to school administrators. The coaches should be called on the carpet for what they said by their employers, not by a concerned mom whom they will most likely

Dear Amy: I have several grandchildren, ages 18 to 28. I’ve always sent them birthday cards and presents for their birthdays. I recently had a birthday and received neither cards nor telephone calls from any of them. Am I too sensitive in thinking that they could well have bothered to take note of my birthday in some way? I’m debating whether to just send them birthday cards from now on and skip the presents. — Hurt

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Home sales looking up ncouraging news in the home sales business has surfaced in the Charlotte region, another sign that the recovery may be taking hold — or at least that tax credits make things happen. The Charlotte Regional Realtor Association says home sales last month were up 25.2 percent over April 2009, rising from 1,773 to 2,220. The average sales price also increased, though slightly, from $201,352 to $201,410. (In this case, the Charlotte region includes Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Stanly and Union counties.) The April surge was driven partly by the federal homebuyer tax credit of up to $8,000, which ended April 30 for civilians. (Military personnel stationed overseas have another year.) But year-over-year home sales have been up for seven straight months in the Charlotte region and nine months across the nation, so the tax credit was not the only motivating factor. Its expiration, meanwhile, is motivating some people with homes on the market to reduce their asking price, according to reports. The bargain days for home buyers may not have expired after all. “Affordable home prices, low interest rates and the recent uptick in consumer confidence create a sense that the market is turning,” says Lyn Kessie, president of the Charlotte regional association. You expect Realtors to be bullish on home sales, but at the moment they have positive statistics on which to base sunny projections. Facts are facts. Sales are up. Foreclosures are still a sad fact of life, too. But steady activity in the real estate market could be part of the rising tide we all need.

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Saving Arizona • Enforcement would be a bargain ven as the Obama administration plans to challenge and undermine Arizona’s new immigration law, the White House still wants state residents to know that it feels their pain. “It’s really a cry of frustration from Arizona,” Homeland Security Secretary — and former Arizona governor — Janet NapoliBYRON tano said reYORK cently. “It’s a frustration ultimately that will only be solved with comprehensive immigration reform.” But for the majority of Arizonans, the source of frustration is not the absence of reform. It is the halfhearted enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws. And what is seldom discussed in the current controversy is how little — in relative terms — better enforcement would cost. On April 19, the same day the Arizona Legislature passed the immigration measure, the state’s two Republican senators, John McCain and Jon Kyl, unveiled a new plan to secure the U.S. border with Mexico. It’s a combination of completing and improving the border fence, adding new Border Patrol agents, expanding a policy of briefly jailing illegal border crossers and several other programs already in existence. Although there is not yet an estimate of how much it would cost, the price would be vastly less than the sums going to bailouts, the stimulus and the health-care system. “When you are talking

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about national security and laying the foundation for comprehensive immigration reform, it’s a relatively small investment,” says Kyl. Start with the fence. The Secure Fence Act, passed by Congress in 2006, specified 700 miles of the Southwest border to be secured with double-layered, reinforced fencing and other physical barriers. The Customs and Border Protection agency says 646 miles of fencing have been finished. For them, the job is essentially done. But it’s not, and the situation in Arizona shows why. The state’s border with Mexico is 375 miles long. As it stands today, there are 123 miles of pedestrian fence, that is, high fence meant to stop people from climbing over. However, all but 10 miles of that is single-layered fence, which is easier to cut and get through than a double-layered fence. In addition, there are 182 miles of vehicle fencing — bollards or steel beams designed to stop smugglers in cars and trucks. But illegals can easily climb over these, and sometimes smugglers can drive over them using their own ramps. The Kyl-McCain plan would require double- and even triplelayer fencing in several areas of the border and beefed-up barriers in others. How much would it cost? Given that much of the basic structure already exists, perhaps $1 million per mile. Revamp the whole 700 miles, and it’s $700 million. Kyl and McCain would add 3,000 new Border Patrol agents. A back-of-the-envelope cost estimate is about $100 million

per 1,000 new agents, so the plan would cost about $300 million. The proposal also calls for hiring more U.S. marshals, clerks and administrative staff. Then there is the jailing program, Operation Streamline, which sends illegal crossers to jail for 15 to 60 days. When it has been tried selected areas, it has caused the illegal crossing rates to plummet. “Very effective,” says McCain. The senators are waiting for an estimate of how much an expanded Operation Streamline would cost. There are other expenses. For example, McCain and Kyl want to send a few thousand National Guard troops to the border. When this was done in 2007 and 2008, it cost $1 billion. There is little doubt such moves would work. In one part of the Arizona-Mexico border where authorities installed double-layered fencing and use Operation Streamline, the yearly number of illegal crossers went from 118,000 to 8,000. For a relatively low price — perhaps $5 billion? — the nation could radically increase the security of the Southwest border. The columnist George Will recently called the cost of securing the border “a rounding error on the ($50 billion) GM bailout.” He’s right. As Kyl and McCain see it, Napolitano has things turned around. Today’s problem won’t be solved by comprehensive immigration reform. Instead, solving the problem would make comprehensive reform possible — and a bargain, too. • • • Byron York is chief political correspondent for The Washington Examiner.

• Latino political potential is target o what’s really going on in Arizona? They have serious problems to solve — with job losses greater than Michigan, a housing foreclosure conundrum and budget problems exceeding those of California. You would think a creative state government would scheme to JOSE build revenues, restructure an DE LA ISLA economy and avoid alienating a third of its citizens. Well, think again. Studies have already shown that illegal immigration — a problem not to be taken lightly — is down in that state. Yet, the community of non-citizens contributes about $1.5 billion to the state economy, according to a 2008 University of Arizona study. The last economic output estimate, in 2004, showed immigrant workers put in $44 billion ($29 billion for non-citizens), amounting to 400,000 full-time jobs. After public costs, there’s a net $940 million positive immigrant impact in Arizona. So, if it’s not economics, maybe crime is the problem. But, according to the FBI, crime is not increasing in Arizona. So what’s the anger and meanness all about? Gadfly journalist Greg Palast says the real issue is not about “illegal” immigrants but instead about legal Latinos. Writing for The Guardian, a

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British publication, Palast says GOP Gov. Jan Brewer signed the “Soviet-style” law (his words, not mine) giving authorities unprecedented latitude to ask for citizenship papers of virtually anyone they choose, not because of the unresolved federal issue about illegal immigration but as a social control measure to make legal Hispanics a suspicious class of people. Why? Because of their rising numbers and their 2-to-1 voting pattern for Democrats. Following the 2004 election, Brewer was responsible for purging 100,000 mostly Hispanic registrants, who were blocked from voting. In 2005, one in three Phoenix residents found their registration applications blocked. As secretary of state, in 2008, Brewer organized a racially tinged purge of the voter rolls. This is an old tactic in Arizona. Back to 1970, Raul Castro, former Pima County (Tucson) attorney and a Lyndon Johnson ambassador, ran for governor. The Republican-dominated legislature called for re-registration of the electoral rolls. People with language barriers could not respond quickly enough. Republican Jack Williams won over Castro with 50.9 percent of the vote. In 1974, Castro ran again. This time, he defeating Williams, with a 9,000-vote margin coming from the Navajo Nation, as the rest of the state virtually deadlocked. The Arizona law giving state and local authorities incredible discretion to ask for

citizenship papers is a new trick for an old purpose. It attempts to make Latinos a class apart and maybe suppress their voting potential through social humiliation, when their legitimacy is in question like few other people in the state. The Arizona law tries to stall or reverse a trend that is well advanced. Democrat Bill Clinton carried the state in 1996 and Janet Napolitano, another Democrat, was twice elected governor. Five of Arizona’s eight U.S. House members are Democrats. And the Hispanic population is reaching the 30-percent mark. Palast sees the Hispanics who live here legally are the real target of the state’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants. The Latino political potential is rocketing, as greater numbers of the burgeoning young population reaches voting age. He projects, “Republicans know their party will soon be electoral toast.” The expectation that U.S. Latino citizens, hung with the “illegal-alien” stigma, would cower and not vote and hand over a victory to the manipulative and undeserving, is a tactic of the past. Today, you get a push back through a mounting economic and sports boycott of the state. Why? Because everybody can tell an intended persecution when they see it. • • • Jose de la Isla writes a weekly commentary for Hispanic Link News Service. Email him at joseisla3@ yahoo.com.

Someone left a copy of a local magistrate’s Facebook page in my mailbox which left me speechless, and the following is a quote from that page. “DEAR LORD, THIS YEAR YOU TOOK MY FAVORITE ACTOR, PATRICK SWAYZIE. YOU TOOK MY FAVORITE ACTRESS, FARAH FAWCETT. YOU TOOK MY FAVORITE SINGER, MICHAEL JACKSON. I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW, MY FAVORITE PRESIDENT IS BARACK OBAMA. AMEN.” I am sure that the people of Salisbury and Rowan County would be appalled to know that someone working for the state of North Carolina in the magistrate’s office is making his views of hate so widely known. I have had just about enough of Mr. Joe McGee talking and making derogatory statements about the poor, the hurting and African Americans. First it was the lower 20 per cent, then inappropriate remarks about a murder investigation and now wishing for the death of our president. When will someone step up to the plate and say enough! I understand the process of appointing the magistrates comes from the Clerk of Court, Mr. Jeff Barger, and the senior Superior Court judge makes the appointments. Then the matter goes to Judge Charlie Brown for supervision of the magistrates. My question to Judge Brown: Is Mr. McGee expressing your views as well? Mr. Brown, I know you, and my interaction with you has always been friendly and polite. I have never felt that you would tolerate this kind of behavior. I hope that I am wrong on this call. Something has to be done. This person is a “loose cannon,” and I would hate to go to that office and run into him. It is now time for Mr. Brown to act. Who knows what the other magistrates may or may not be saying about the people that come to that office? At least we do not have to read about it on Facebook and in the Salisbury Post. — deedee wright Salisbury

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“ Here are quotes from Raleigh, where the North Carolina General Assembly is back in session:

“Jobs will be our first priority in ways that we can retain them, expand them, attract them.” — N.C. House Speaker Joe Hackney, D-Orange, on the state budget.

“When you’re in a hole, the first rule is to stop digging.” — Senate Minority Leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, at a GOP news conference urging lawmakers to freeze spending this coming year at the current year’s level.

“For both political parties to retain their credibility, they need to end the perception that they’re not honest.” — Jane Pinsky, with the bipartisan North Carolina Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform, on dealing with the state budget.


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Softball thrown into mix surrounding Supreme Court nominee BY EDDIE PELLS Associated Press

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This 1993 photo provided by the University of Chicago Law School shows Elena Kagan playing softball at the school.

Softball, that friendly, fun game many Americans grow up playing, suddenly finds itself entangled in a hardball debate about sexual orientation, editorial judgment and the future of the Supreme Court. It all stems from speculation in the media that Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is a lesbian. Sparking the interest was a nearly two-decades-old picture of Kagan playing softball on the front page of Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal. That quickly morphed into an online debate about whether

the paper used the photo to make a point — essentially, that if she plays softball, she must be gay. The president of the International Softball Federation, Don Porter felt the need to weigh in. He insists softball is for everyone, regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation. “The media has chosen to try to put a label on athletes who play this sport,” he said. “I’ve heard more about softball that way in one week than I did about our sport, period, in one year during” the campaign to get softball back in the Olympics. “While it’s good to hear our sport mentioned in the major

media during the past few days, it has been more in a negative sense than positive,” he said. Those who play and coach were equally dismayed. “We’ve come so far,” said Jessica Mendoza, a two-time Olympian and president of the Women’s Sports Foundation, “and to have even one person think that showing a photo would correlate with someone’s orientation, I want to yell out and say, ‘Where have you been? Look around.’ ” But stereotypes run deep. Those about female athletes go back at least to the days when a girl with some athletic promise immediately got the label “tomboy,” because,

for instance, she could throw a baseball far. Or, in other words, because she didn’t “throw like a girl.” “It is shocking, that here we are in the 21st century and something like this is being brought up,” two-time Olympian Jennie Finch said. Her former teammate,

Stacey Nuveman, agrees. “In the sporting community, having gay and lesbian players on teams is more accepted and a known entity than it once was,” she said. “But it’s still something that, in the general landscape of things, we have a long way to go.”

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in the body. They found “significant variations” between cancer and noncancer patients, Jia said. “We think we can develop a protocol to use these markers to detect colorectal cancer,” he said. Their results were published in the “Journal of Proteome Research.” Jia’s team is recruiting hundreds of colorectal patients in China and the United States to validate their results. They are not recruiting in

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MISSION FROM 1A she said. “The church feels the ministry is so important.” Much of the violence centers on a break between two drug cartels, the Gulf and former allies known as the Zetas. The cartels have been competing for drug trafficking routes and turf. “They’ve had violence like they’ve never had before,” Bayer said. But the group’s mission work goes on, and its major fundraiser is this weekend. The TWAM group is holding a 5K Mission Run on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. at Salisbury Community Park on Hurley School Road, with all of the proceeds going to missions. The group has held this fundraiser for five years. “There is no specific goal, just whatever we are able to raise,” Bayer said. “It’s our most successful fundraiser that we do throughout the year.” Last year the youth raised $8,000, mostly through sponsorships. The group also does mission work in and

sumptions, we find everything, the whole spectrum of metabolites,” Jia said. The team is trying to evaluate the new method to see if metabolomics could be used for clinical applications. They’re already analyzing breast cancer samples in Kannapolis to find markers in the blood that could be used for early detection of cancer and to evaluate different stages of cancer, Jia said. As an evaluation tool, metabolomics could tell doctors which patients will respond well to a certain drug and which ones won’t, he said. “That can help us to perform personalized medicine,”

he said. Industry has approached Jia about partnering to commercialize blood and urine tests for colorectal cancer screening. But his research is still in the discovery phase, he said. “We don’t feel like we need to make any commitments at this point,” he said. Eventually, the tests would require approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which could take three to five years.

around Salisbury and has taken mission trips to Charlotte, New York and Washington, D.C. Those interested in participating in the 5K run or the 1-mile fun run can register the day of the event. The cost to participate is $20 for the 5K and $15 for the fun run. TWAM’s 20 youth and 10 adults will travel to Jamaica in July. “We will be working at a school for deaf children, doing repairs and leading vacation Bible School,” Bayer said. They may also get to work at an orphanage. Last year TWAM was not able to go to Reynosa because of the H1N1 outbreak, so the group went to Kentucky instead. There is hope that one day they’ll return to Reynosa. “We haven’t ruled it out. We will watch it very closely,” she said. The church has had regular e-mail communication with their contacts in Reynosa, receiving regular updates about the violence. “It’s been devastating to the people and they are real devastated that no one has come to build homes, but the safety of the volunteers is the most important thing. It’s been a challenge,” Bayer said. For more information about the 5K Mission Run, contact First Presbyterian Church at 704636-1321.

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Celtics eliminate LeBron, Cavaliers BY JIMMY GOLEN Associated Press

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics sent LeBron Celtics 94 James and the Cavaliers 85 Cavaliers back to Cleveland to a d mire all of their regular-season accomplishments and ponder their future.

It’s the Celtics who are still in the chase for an NBA title. Kevin Garnett scored 22 points and added 12 rebounds, and Rajon Rondo had 21 points and 12 GARNETT assists to beat Cleveland 94-85 in Game 6 on

Thursday night and advance to the we did just that. I Eastern Conference finals. They’ll think the experience play the Orlando Magic, who are unis taking over.” defeated in the playoffs. Despite his sixth “Winning is gratifying,” Garnett career playoff said. “You’re playing the best team in triple-double, James basketball; the challenge is there; you is headed for another early offseason don’t have to dress it up. One thing we don’t lack is confidence. We’re a vet- JAMES after winning a eran team, and we understand when second MVP award it’s time to lock in as a group. I think and leading the Cavs to an NBA-best

61 wins and a home-court advantage they never got to use. “The fact that it’s over right now is definitely a surprise to me,” James said. “A friend of mine told me, ‘I guess you’ve got to go through a lot of nightmares before you realize your dream.’ That’s what’s going on for me individually right now.”

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STATESVILLE — Speed paid diviE. Rowan 7 dends twice Carson 0 for East Rowan’s softball team Thursday. It paid off first when the top-seeded Mustangs raced to a six-run fifth inning that keyed a 7-0 win against Carson in the NPC tournament championship game. It paid off again when East shortstop Ericka Nesbitt and p i t c h e r NESBITT C h e l s e a White chased down elusive coach Mike Waddell for the traditional Gatorade bath to celebrate. “I saw it coming and had already passed off the trophy and taken off my hat,” Waddell said with a laugh. “But Ericka’s really fast, and Chelsea was keeping up with her.” Nesbitt is quick, even lugging full orange buckets. She scored a direct hit on assistant coach Sandy Basinger, victim of Gatorade Bath No. 2. “Pretty sneaky,” Waddell said. “No one’s ever expecting that second one.” Nesbitt’s wheels helped her go 4-for-4. Center fielder Kayla Kirk also had a big day with two hits and two RBIs. She drove in Nesbitt with the biggest run — the first one. Carson pitcher Megan Meismer breezed through two innings and got two more quick outs in third. But Nesbitt extended the third with a single and stole second. Kirk, who usually bunts or slaps, was next. With Carson’s infield drawn way in to defend her, Kirk surprised everyone with a soft liner

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North Rowan’s Teaunna Cuthbertson, left, hands the baton to Timesheia Allen during the 4x100 relay at the county meet.

Cavs in contention North track teams go for titles at 1A state meet BY BRET STRELOW bstrelow@salisburypost.com

The track and field teams from North Rowan will have a chance to unseat back-to-back champions at today’s 1A state meet in Greensboro. North’s girls, led by Teaunna Cuthbertson and Tinka Bush, are considered the favorite. Winston-Salem Prep, which finished sixth in a Midwest

Regional won by the Cavaliers, captured 1A titles in 2008 and 2009. The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics is believed to be North’s biggest challenger. On the boys side, ARCHIE Garland Archie and Sam Starks are standouts for a North

team that’s slightly favored in a group of contenders including Midwest Regional runner-up Mount Airy, Princeton, Hendersonville, Monroe and Robbinsville. Hendersonville won 1A championships in 2008 and 2009. North is in its first season of 1A competition. The boys have won nine 2A titles, with the last one coming in 2007.

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Hornets send five to Cary BY BRET STRELOW bstrelow@salisburypost.com

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Salisbury’s Steven Page is undefeated in singles play this season.

Steven Page and a pair of titlewinning doubles teams will represent Salisbury at the 2A championships that begin today in Cary. Page and the tandem of Austin FlynnAlan Lebowitz enter as Midwest Regional champions. Seth Gentry and Alex Weant, who beat FLYNN Flynn-Lebowitz in their conference tournament final, are the No. 4 seed out of the Midwest. Page (24-0) reached the 2A quarterfinals last season as a sophomore, and he will face East No. 4 seed

Armando Gonzalez of Tarboro in this year’s opening round. The other regional champions are Topsail’s Jordan Bailey (East), St. Pauls’ Ethan Caudell (Mideast) and Newton-Conover’s Austin Adams (West). Bailey, a 1A semifinalist last season, is in Page’s half of the draw. Adams is the No. 6 player on the state’s top-ranked 2A team, and Caudell is the defending 2A champion. A senior with only one career singles loss, he is 21-0 this year. He played doubles at states as a freshman and sophomore. In doubles, Flynn-Lebowitz (18-3) will face East No. 4 seed Andrew Burchins-Kevin Cunningham of Croatan in the first round.

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Senior Craige Lyerly was hit by a Columbus St. 5 pitch in Catawba 0 the fourth inning to extend his amazing on-base streak to 87 consecutive games, but that was one of the few positives for Catawba’s baseball team in a 5-0 loss to Columbus S t a t e ’ s Cougars in the first round of the S o u t h e a s t LYERLY Regional Tournament on Thursday. The afternoon loss to the nation’s fourth-ranked team in steamy Florence, S.C., put Catawba in today’s 11 a.m. elimination game against top-seeded Francis Marion. Ranked 25th nationally in Division II, Catawba (40-12) never solved Columbus State right-hander Thomas Campbell, who struck out 12 and allowed three hits. He needed just 97 pitches to toss his first complete game of the season for the second-seeded Cougars (43-10). Campbell got a lot of outs with changeups and had five innings in which he faced only three hitters. “We ran into a good arm, and he got some confidence and just kept building on it,” Catawba coach Jim Gantt said. Catawba starter Trevor Mullins (8-3) exited after three innings with the Indians down 3-0. He wasn’t effective, and Gantt lifted him early with the idea he may be available if Catawba can survive past today in the double-elimination event. “Trevor was laboring, didn’t have his good stuff, just didn’t have his breaking ball,” Gantt said. “The twoweek layoff he had didn’t help.” Ryan Lewis (4-for-5) doubled home Jason Rogers to put Columbus State on top in the first inning. The Cougars added two runs in the third and two more in the eighth. Catawba’s bullpen kept it close until the eighth. Clay Watson got four outs, and Travis McSweeney had a strong outing. Catawba had only four baserunners besides Lyerly. Brett Underwood had a double in the third, Corey Parker singled in the sixth and John Neese had a single in the seventh. Wade Moore drew a walk in the ninth. Gantt said the Indians would send freshman lefthander Nick Lomascolo to the mound today. 

NOTES: “Lomo” is 7-2 with a 3.44 ERA. ... Columbus State DH Wes Adkins was hit by pitches three times, one shy of the school and NCAA single-game record. ... Host Francis Marion was upset 4-3 by No. 6 seed Erskine on Thursday. ... No. 3 Georgia College & State knocked off No. 4 seed Mount Olive 4-3 in the other first-round game.


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Friday, May 14 AUTO RACING 10 a.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Truck Series, pole qualifying for Dover 200, at Dover, Del. 11:30 a.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Autism Speaks 400, at Dover, Del. 1 p.m. ESPN2 — Nationwide Series, final practice for Heluva Good! 200, at Dover, Del. 3 p.m. SPEED — qualifying for Autism Speaks 400 8:30 p.m. SPEED — Truck Series, Dover 200 (tape) GOLF 12:30 p.m. TGC — Nationwide Tour, BMW Charity Pro-Am, second round, at Spartanburg, S.C. 3 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Texas Open MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 2:10 p.m. WGN — Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. VERSUS — Philadelphia at Boston

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Area schedule Friday, May 14 HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Playoffs (first round) 5 p.m. Carson at Marvin Ridge (3A) 7 p.m. Concord at East Rowan (3A) South Rowan at Weddington (3A) Salisbury at West Stanly (2A) North Rowan at Cherryville (1A) A.L. Brown at Charlotte Catholic (3A) SW Randolph at NW Cabarrus (3A) Davie at Providence (4A) HIGH SCHOOL TRACK 1A state championships 10 a.m. North Rowan (at N.C. A&T) INTIMIDATORS BASEBALL 7:05 p.m. Delmarva Shorebirds at Kannapolis Saturday, May 15 HIGH SCHOOL TRACK 2A state championships 10 a.m. Salisbury (N.C. A&T) 3A Midwest Regional 11 a.m. NPC teams at East Rowan INTIMIDATORS BASEBALL 7:05 p.m. Delmarva Shorebirds at Kannapolis

Prep tennis Middle schools Erwin 7, Southeast 2 Singles — Faulkenberry (SE) d. Wang 8-0; Allen (E) d. Williams 8-2; Rogers (E) d. Heffner 8-7; Thomas (E) d. Horn 8-2; Taggart (SE) d. Andrews 8-1; Farmer (E) d. Allman 8-0 Doubles — Wang-Rogers (E) d. Faulkenberry-Williams 6-4: Allen-Thomas (E) d. Heffner-Horn 6-2; Andrews-Farmer (E) d. Taggart-Allman 6-0

Prep baseball 4A playoffs First round N. Meck (13-8) at W. Guilford (17-7) S. Meck (16-9) at N. Davidson (19-4) Dudley (17-7) at E. Forsyth (17-7) Mt. Tabor (15-10) at Ardrey Kell (18-8) Glenn (14-11) at West Forsyth (21-4) Ragsdale (16-7) at So. Alamance (20-7) Davie (11-11) at Providence (18-7) SE Guilford (18-5) at SW Guilford (23-4) Mallard Creek (16-8) at West Meck (11-10) Porter Ridge 5, Mooresville 3 Alex. Central (14-10) at S. Caldwell (21-4) Olympic (11-12) at AC Reynolds (14-10) Myers Park (13-11) at Sun Valley (15-10) Hopewell 5, East Meck 3 Lake Norman (15-7) at TC Roberson (16-5) Watauga (16-9) at East Gaston (12-10)

3A playoffs First round Concord (14-11) at East Rowan (23-2) Hickory Ridge (12-11) at Harding (5-16) S. Rowan (15-9) at Weddington (18-7) Ledford (10-10) at Mt. Pleasant (15-10) SW Randolph (13-11) at NW Cabarrus (18-9) Parkwood (14-10) at West Iredell (14-6) A.L. Brown (11-15) at Catholic (19-3) Carson (19-7) at Marvin Ridge (16-8) Burns (6-15) at Crest (17-4) N. Buncombe (12-13) at Hickory (16-10) Forestview (14-7) at Patton (20-4) E. Henderson (15-8) at Enka (18-6) Fred T. Foard (11-14) at South Point (17-4) N. Gaston (14-6) at Tuscola (18-3) St. Stephens (8-14) at R-S Central (12-9)

2A playoffs First round W. Davidson (12-13) at Randleman (19-5) Chase (8-13) at Cuthbertson (16-3) Piedmont (18-8) at Central Davidson (18-6) East Lincoln (17-9) at Trinity (18-7) Salisbury (14-10) at West Stanly (21-6) W. Caldwell (12-12) at North Lincoln (16-7) Forest Hills (13-10) at E. Rutherford (22-2) West Lincoln (11-13) at E. Davidson (16-8) South Stokes (10-14) at Bunker Hill (27-0) Pisgah 2, Starmount 1 Draughn (10-14) at Surry Central (17-8) Brevard (10-12) at Owen (16-6) Mtn. Heritage (8-10) at Wilkes Central (25-1) West Stokes (14-7) at South Iredell (11-11) Forbush (11-10) at Polk County (17-6) Bandys (9-11) at Smoky Mountain (14-6)

1A playoffs First round W. Montgomery (8-14) at S. Stanly (18-9) Chat. Central (9-16) at McGuinness (13-9) North Rowan (10-14) at Cherryville (14-8) East Montgomery (11-11) at Union (5-14) Mt Airy (5-13) at East Surry (22-4) N. Moore (16-9) at Bessemer City (11-11) S. Davidson (8-14) at Cent. Academy (6-14) North Stokes (7-12) at Albemarle (16-9) North Wilkes (7-14) at West Wilkes (15-10) Robbinsville (12-5) at Highlands (4-18) LN Charter (14-7) at Hendersonville (13-7) Elkin (9-13) at Hayesville (12-5) Rosman (13-11) at Hiwassee Dam (15-7) Swain (10-12) at Avery (6-14) Murphy 18, Cherokee 0 Mitchell (4-14) at East Wilkes (13-10)

Prep tennis 2A tournaments Dual-team playoffs Next Tuesday’s third round Holmes (13-5) at Topsail (15-3) D. School of Arts (11-8) at Northwood (13-6) Shelby (15-2) at Salisbury (18-2) Brevard (16-0) at Newton-Conover (22-0)

Individual championships SINGLES First round Jordan Bailey (Topsail) vs. Shaquerze Skinner (Berry Academy); Glenn Palmer (Brevard) vs. Trevor Cox (Northwood); Steven Page (Salisbury) vs. Armando Gonzalez (Tarboro); Jerry Newberg (Cedar Ridge) vs. Zack Huffman (Maiden); Ethan Caudell (St Paul's) vs. Landon Cansler (Maiden); Corey Campbell (Starmount) vs. Tyler Edmundson (Holmes); Austin Adams (Newton-Conover) vs. Gillberto Pannunzil (Franklinton); Blake Pleasants (Topsail) vs. Charles Chisholm (Lexington) Doubles First round Eric Simmons-Colby Chase (Greene Cent) vs. Alex Weant-Seth Gentry (Salisbury); Ray Webb Parker-Ben Cheaney (Shelby) vs. Christian Manhard-Jacky Dufour (Northwood); Alan Lebowitz-Austin Flynn (Salisbury) vs. Andrew Burchins-Kevin Cunningham (Croatan); Gabe Pate-Garret Peedin (North Johnston) vs. Dillion Cervantez-Ryan Lampe (Newton-Conover); Manan Desai-Nick Gardner (Cedar Ridge) vs. John Linkous-Jared Zopp (Draughn); T.J. Lane-Andy Myers (West Davidson) vs. Bill Underwood-Elliot Matthews (Topsail); Will Huggins-Hang Lak Choi (Newton-Conover) vs. Thomas Delafield-Ryan Smith (Northwood); Patrick Gray-Carter Baum (First Flight) vs. Collin Greer-William Howell (Wilkes Central)

First-round games Statesville 6, Hickory Ridge 0 Cox Mill 8, Harding 1 Marvin Ridge 8, West Iredell 0 NW Cabarrus 4, SW Randolph 0 Robinson 6, Ledford 0 West Rowan 6, Parkwood 2 Catholic 4, Mt. Pleasant 0 Weddington 9, North Iredell 0 Kings Mountain 10, R-S Central 0 Hickory 3, North Buncombe 1 Patton 3, South Point 2 (3OT) Franklin 4, Enka 2 Asheville 2, West Henderson 0 St. Stephens 5, Forestview 1 Crest 2, Tuscola 0 Fred T. Foard 3, Burns 1 Second-round games Cox Mill (17-4) at Statesville (16-1-1) NW Cabarrus (14-1-3) at Marvin Ridge (19-0) West Rowan (16-2-2) at Robinson (13-7-1) Weddington (17-3-1) at Catholic (21-0-2) Hickory (16-1-3) at Kings Mtn. (16-6) Franklin (18-3-1) at Patton (13-5-3) St. Stephens (16-5-3) at Asheville (16-8) Fred T. Foard (14-7) at Crest (10-7-3)

2A West First-round games Cuthbertson 1, East Lincoln 0 S. Stokes 3, C. Davidson 0 W. Davidson 4, Lexington 1 Forest Hills 4, E. Davidson 2 (OT) Wilkes Central 3, Surry Central 1 Starmount 3, W. Caldwell 1 Bandys 5, Lincolnton 2 Pisgah 5, Draughn 1 Second-round games Cuthbertson (16-4-1) at Salisbury (17-2-2) S. Stokes (13-5-2) at N. Lincoln (14-5) W. Davidson (16-4-1) at Piedmont (18-2) Forest Hills (11-7) at Shelby (11-4-4) Wilkes Cnt. (15-3-1) at S. Iredell (15-3-2) Starmount (11-9-1) at W. Stokes (11-7-2) Bandys (16-3) at Forbush (22-0) Pisgah (7-8) at Polk County (14-8)

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North soccer completes strong season Staff report

North Rowan’s girls soccer team capped a strong season with a long-awaited playoff appearance. The Cavaliers fell 2-0 on Wednesday night against YVC rival North Moore, which scored twice late in the second half. North Moore is ranked seventh in the latest 1A TAFFA poll. “The girls have improved tremendously, learned to play as a team and showed tremendous fighting spirit in all of their matches,” coach Amina Taffa said. The Cavaliers finished fourth in the YVC, entered the playoffs as a wild card and completed the season with eight victories. SOKOLOWSKI North had three players — Meredith Sokolowski, Jade Lomax and Daisy Lemke — make the all-conference team.

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North Rowan’s girls soccer team won eight times and made the 1A playoffs.

College baseball D-II SE Regional Thursday’s games (3) GCSU 4, (4) Mount Olive 3 (2) Columbus State 5, (5) Catawba 0 (6) Erskine 4, (1) Francis Marion 3 Friday’s games Mount Olive vs. Catawba, 11 a.m. Georgia C&S vs. Francis Marion, 3 p.m. Columbus St. vs. Erskine, 7 p.m. Saturday’s games TBD Sunday’s games TBD

NBA Playoffs CONFERENCE FINALS Sunday, May 16 Boston at Orlando, 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 17 Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 18 Boston at Orlando, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 19 Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 9 p.m. Saturday, May 22 Orlando at Boston, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, May 23 L.A. Lakers at Phoenix, 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 24 Orlando at Boston, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 25 L.A. Lakers at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

Thursday’s box Celtics 94, Cavaliers 85 CLEVELAND (85) James 8-21 9-12 27, Jamison 2-10 1-2 5, O’Neal 4-7 3-6 11, M.Williams 8-18 5-5 22, Parker 2-4 1-2 7, West 0-2 3-4 3, Varejao 2-7 2-2 6, Ilgauskas 1-2 0-0 2, Moon 1-2 0-1 2, Hickson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-73 24-34 85. BOSTON (94) Pierce 4-13 2-2 13, Garnett 11-19 0-0 22, Perkins 1-1 4-8 6, Rondo 9-15 3-7 21, R.Allen 2-8 4-4 8, T.Allen 3-8 4-6 10, Wallace 4-8 3-4 13, Davis 0-3 1-2 1, Finley 0-2 0-0 0, Daniels 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-77 21-33 94. Cleveland 22 27 18 18 — 85 Boston 25 26 25 18 — 94 3-Point Goals—Cleveland 5-17 (Parker 2-3, James 2-4, M.Williams 1-4, Moon 0-1, West 0-1, Varejao 0-1, Jamison 0-3), Boston 5-17 (Pierce 3-5, Wallace 2-4, Finley 0-1, Rondo 0-1, T.Allen 0-1, R.Allen 0-5). Rebounds— Cleveland 59 (James 19), Boston 51 (Garnett 12). Assists—Cleveland 17 (James 10), Boston 24 (Rondo 12). Fouls—Cleveland 22, Boston 26. Technicals—O’Neal, Cleveland defensive three second, Perkins, Wallace, Boston defensive three second. A—18,624.

NHL Playoffs CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS Friday, May 14 Philadelphia at Boston (Game 7), 7 p.m.

Transactions BASEBALL MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL—Suspended Washington INF Seth Bynum (Syracuse-IL) for 50 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug in violation of the minor league drug and treatment program. American League KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Fired manager Trey Hillman. Named Ned Yost manager. NEW YORK YANKEES—Recalled 1B Juan Miranda from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre ( IL) . Optioned INF Kevin Russo to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Assigned 3B Shawn Bowman outright to New Hampshire (EL). National League FLORIDA MARLiNS—Recalled C Brett Hayes from New Orleans (PCL). Optioned OF Bryan Petersen to New Orleans. BASKETBALL WNBA CONNECTICUT SUN—Signed coach Mike Thibault to a contract extension through the 2012 season. FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS—Released TE Leroy Banks. NEW YORK JETS—Signed G Marlon Davis and C Robby Felix. Waived G Keith Buckman and C Michael Parenton. HOCKEY National Hockey League MINNESOTA WILD—Signed F Jean-Michel Daoust to a one-year contract. PHOENIX COYOTES—Traded the rights to RW Jared Staal to Carolina for a 2010 fifth-round draft pick. SOCCER Major League Soccer FC DALLAS—Announced F Milton Rodriguez will join the team on July 15. SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC—Signed D Jeff Parke. COLLEGE BIG 12 CONFERENCE—Granted medical hardship waivers to Texas men’s basketball G Varez Ward and F Shawn Williams for the 2009-10 season. ALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE—Named Hunter Royer baseball coach. APPALACHIAN STATE—Named Rick Scruggs, Bobby Kummer and Justin Gainey men’s assistant basketball coaches. FORDHAM—Named Van Macon men’s associate head basketball coach, David Duke and Michael Kelly men’s assistant basketball coaches, John Corso director of men’s basketball operations and Mike DePaoli video coordinator. KENTUCKY—Reassigned men’s assistant basketball coach Rod Strickland to operations administrator. Announced deputy athletics director Rob Mullens will also serve men’s basketball administrator. POST, CONN.—Named Al Sokaitis men’s basketball coach. WAKE FOREST—Named Dan Ficke assistant coordinator of men’s basketball operations. WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN—Named Patrick Holguin women’s soccer coach.

Baseball playoffs kick into full swing Staff report

First-round baseball playoff games are set for tonight with five county teams, A.L. Brown, Northwest Cabarrus and Davie in action. Six of those eight teams must get on a bus. All games are expected to start at 7 p.m., with the exception of Carson’s game at Marvin Ridge. The Waxhaw-based Mavericks don’t have lights, so first pitch is set for 5 p.m. It’s hard to believe West Rowan isn’t headed somewhere. The Falcons were one of just two teams to beat East Rowan this season, but they didn’t qualify for the playoffs for the first time since 2002.  NPC champion East Rowan (23-2) is at home at Staton Field to face SPC No. 4 Concord in a 3A contest. East is expected to send right-handed UNC Pembroke signee Thomas Allen (8-1, 1.59 ERA, 67 Ks) to the mound. East doesn’t have its usual power (catcher Luke Thomas has hit five of the team’s nine homers), but deep pitching and tight defense make the Mustangs a threat to make a nice run. Players to watch for Concord include leadoff man Dylan Pack, shortstop/pitcher Eric Brenk and slugging catcher Corey Smith.  No. 4 NPC seed South Rowan goes to Weddington to face a No. 1 seed. Senior lefty Dylan Walker (6-3, 2.44 ERA, 50 Ks) is certain to go to the bump for the Raiders. South shortstop Maverick Miles (seven homers, .587 average) is a likely draft pick. Center fielder Blake Houston (.481), a Catawba signee, has been red-hot. For South fans going to Weddington, AD Danny Crosby offered these directions: Take I-85 South. Get on 485 South (exit 48, go toward Rock Hill). Take Exit 57 off 485 (NC16/Providence Road, toward Weddington). Go left on Providence Road for 2.8 miles. Turn left onto Weddington road and proceed about 3 miles. The school address is 4901 Monroe-Weddington Rd.  If there’s a game everyone’s talking about, it’s No. 3 seed Carson’s long trip to Marvin Ridge, a No. 2 seed, Several neutral coaches have remarked that they’d pay to see that first-round matchup. Two good teams. One of them’s going to be eliminated right away. Senior lefty Jesse Park (6-2, 2.72 ERA, 52 Ks) is the likely hurler for the Cougars. Carson junior shortstop Gunnar Hogan has 34 RBIs. Second baseman

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Carson’s Kyle Bridges inches down the line as East infielder Noah Holmes gets set. Julio Zubillaga, a Catawba signee, anchors the defense.  Salisbury, the CCC No. 3 seed, has a tough assignment in 2A against Rocky River No. 1 West Stanly. But it wasn’t that long ago — 2006 to be exact — that the Hornets shocked a 24-2 West Stanly team in a first-round matchup. Lefty Philip Tonseth (4-2, 3.71 ERA) is a potential starter for the Hornets. First baseman Jeremy Forbis (.432) and shortstop John Knox (.342, three homers) have been offensive leaders .  North Rowan got into the 1A playoffs as a wild card and travels to Cherryville. Lefty Josh Price (5-1) has been North’s most effective pitcher. Outfielder Matt Mauldin (.477) and shortstop Wesley Barker (.444) are enjoying banner offensive seasons.  A.L. Brown visits Charlotte Catholic, a bitter football rival. Wonders coach Empsy Thompson quipped Thursday that

he hopes the Cougars won’t come out in the Wing-T. The Wonders, No. 5 seed out of the SPC, are obvious underdogs, but Catawba signee John J. Tuttle (6-2, 1.60 ERA, 62 Ks) will be on the mound. Brown has a chance against anyone when the lean right-hander pitches. Senior infielder Wesley Honeycutt sparks the offense.  Surging Northwest Cabarrus (18-9), the SPC No. 1 seed, is home against Southwestern Randolph. Sophomore Corey Seager and seniors Justin Seager and John Wallace lead an explosive squad that has five quality arms and is one of the hottest teams around.  Davie (11-11) is an underdog at Providence in the 4A playoffs, but the War Eagles have played better of late. Power-hitting catcher Jacob Barber and shortstop Carson Herndon swing big bats for the War Eagles. Both are juniors.

Intimidators claim shutout win over Delmarva Jones was a defensive standout, catch- Blankenbeker and Chase Almond made ing and playing shortstop in addition to the All-YVC team. Benson was named YVC Player of the The Kannapolis Intimidators beat the pitching. Year, and Gray Stone coach Gregg McColDelmarva Shorebirds 5-0 on Thursday. lister was runner-up for coaching honors. Terry Doyle pitched another gem, strik-  SH golf tournament ing out 10 and allowing two hits in seven Sacred Heart will hold its 10th Annual  Rowan Rage softball innings. Daniel Wagner (South Rowan) went 1- Golf Tournament and Basket Raffle Blitz The Rowan Rage 10-under girls fastfor-3 and knocked in one run. Kevin complete with NFL alumni on Saturday, pitch softball team finished second in the May 15, at Crescent. Dubler went 2-for-2.  Buffalo’s Bobby Parnell (East Rowan) Some alumni will be signing auto- Top Gun Spring World Series and also pitched well on Thursday. He finished off graphs. placed second in the Top Gun Magnificent a 6-1 win against Louisville. Two scoreless A number of NFL alumni are available 8 Tournament in the B Division. innings lowered his ERA to 4.26. Rage players are Breeanna Medlin, to play golf with. The list includes Adrian  New Britain’s Spencer Steedley Murrell, Tim McKyer, Ken Walter, Eddie Meagan Kepley, Anna Shafer, Allysa Van(East) hasn’t pitched since May 5. Moore, Jay Foreman, Phillip Crosby, hoy, Madison Trexler, Haley Cole, McKen Kyle Seager (NW Cabarrus) hit his Shane Burton, Colin Branch, Dennis Tripp, zie Trimmer, Ashlyn Ellenburg, Valerie second homer of the season for High Craig Thompson, Larry Hand, Donnel Lambert, Ashlyn Fritz, McKenzie CrawDesert on Thursday. Woolford, Donnie Shell, Lance Smith, Carl- ford and Gracie Honeycutt.  Jerry Sands (Catawba) had a double ton Bailey, Natrone Means, Mike Barber Coaches are Mitch Medlin, Mike Mills, for Great Lakes in a 5-4 loss to Dayton on and Mike Morton. Jeff Trexler, Trish Cole and Chelsea Thursday. You can get more information and reg- White. ister on-line at golf@salisburycatholic.org. From staff reports

 Middle school baseball

 Dick wins award

Knox picked up its first baseball win of Albemarle’s Corey Dick is this week’s the season on Thursday with a 12-6 victoNC STEP No Spit All-Star of the Week. ry against North Rowan. Pitchers Riley Myers and Ryan Jones Dick is hitting .546 with 10 home runs and 44 RBIs. combined to strike out 12 Mavericks. Myers had a huge game, belting two three-run homers and driving in seven.  YVC golf Brandon Ralston went 3-for-4 with two Gray Stone golfers Erik Benson, Chad RBIs for the Trojans, who had 10 hits.

 Basketball camp

North Rowan varsity girls basketball coach Tony Hillian will direct a camp on June 22-24 from 8-12:30 daily at the North Rowan High Gym. Each session begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. and will consist of four hours of fundamental skill training. The fee is $25 per camper. Contact Hillian at 704-202-7275 or tonyhillian@gmail.com.


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take over a game, and that’s what happened in the fifth,” Carson coach Casey White said. “We didn’t make errors, but they hit the ball.” Shortstop Marissa Sellers made a leaping catch to highlight Carson’s defensive effort. East (20-1) expects to play host to Northwest Cabarrus on Tuesday. Carson, which could have grabbed a No. 2 seed with a win, stayed at No. 3. The Cougars expect to travel to Anson on Tuesday.

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that sailed over the head of second baseman Heather Yount. Nesbitt scored. “I don’t hit ’em in the air much, so that was pretty unusual,” Kirk said. “But I’m glad I did it. It was really close, kind of a nerve-wracking game, and we needed that run.” White wiggled out of a jam in the first inning after hits by Yount and Chloe Monroe put Cougars at second East Rowan 7, Carson 0 and third with one out. White struck CARSON EAST ROWAN r h bi ab r h bi out cleanup hitter Sidney Grkman, Yount 2b ab 3 0 2 0 Nsbit ss 4 2 4 0 and Kathryn Beaver lined out to Clark lf 2 0 0 0 Kirk cf 3 1 2 2 Mnroe cf 3 0 2 0 Poole 2b 4 1 0 1 right fielder Jessica Rummage. Grkmn rf 3 0 0 0 White p 3 1 2 1 “We played as a team today, very Bever 1b 2 0 0 0 Potts c 3 0 1 1 Cscel pr 0 0 0 0 Drew 3b 2 focused and with a lot more inten- Blckwl dp 3 0 0 0 Kluttz 1b 3 00 00 01 McGrdy c 3 0 0 0 Sides lf 1 1 0 0 sity than we’ve had,” White said. 3b 3 0 0 0 Rmge rf 3 1 1 1 White went on to pitch another Hlmn Sllrs ss 2 0 0 0 shutout. She only struck out five, Totals 24 0 4 0 Totals 26 7 10 7 but she limited the third-seeded Carson 000 000 0 — 0 001 006 x — 7 Cougars to four hits. White has sin- East E — Holman, Potts. DP — Carson 1. LOB — gle-digit walks for the season and Carson 5, East 5. 2B — Rummage. SB — Nesbitt 2, Kirk 2, Sides, Monroe. CS — Clark. S — Clark, Kirk. is closing in on 200 strikeouts. SF — Drew. Rummage’s RBI double ignited IP H R ER BB K the big fifth. Kirk, Sydney Poole, Carson Meismer L 5 9 7 5 1 1 White, Kayla Potts and Mallory Beach 1 1 0 0 1 2 East Drew drove in runs in the inning. White W 7 4 0 0 1 5 “East has got speed that can just WP —Meismer.

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East Rowan’s Chelsea White is 19-1 this year. She struck out five batters in a shutout of Carson on Thursday.

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North’s Haustin Walser is seeded third in the pole vault. He cleared 12-6 at the regional.

CAVS FROM 1B The girls were 2A champs in 1999, 2000 and 2001. 

Cuthbertson is seeded first in the long jump (19 feet, 6.5 inches) and 100 hurdles (15.10 seconds). She failed to post a mark in the triple jump at the regional, but she’s also part of a t o p - seeded 4x100 team (50.34) with Timesheia Allen, Tianca White and Christen Jones. Bush is BUSH seeded first in the 200 (25.43), second in the triple jump (36-0.75) behind Monroe’s Jamie Glenn ( 3 6 - 8 . 7 5 ) and third in the long jump (17-5.75). She’s on a top-seeded 4x200 team (1:45.08) with Allen, Jones and Akevia Charleston. The Cavaliers have two more No. 3 seeds: T a t i a n a Banks (400) BENNETT and the 4x400 team of Banks, Charleston, Kiara Davis and Corbin Bennett. Additional points could come from Allen (200), White (long jump) and Davis (300 hurdles).

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Archie is the top seed in the discus (136-1) ahead of teammate Darius Jackson (128-9). Wallace-Rose Hill’s Chris Miller is seeded first in the shot put at 48-9, and Archie is second at 48-4.25. Starks is JACKSON seeded sec ond in the 110 hurdles (14.91) The throws and hurdles behind Princeton’s T.J. Wilson events will be key for North’s (14.54) and ranked fourth in boys. the 300 hurdles (41.38). Wilson

is the top seed with a regional time of 38.84, but it’s worth noting that Starks had sub-40 efforts at the county meet (39.59) and conference meet (38.94). Starks, also seeded fifth in the triple jump, is on the 4x200 team STARKS with Jackson, Augustine Wiggins and Cameron Mallett. Wiggins is seeded fifth in the 400. Haustin Walser is No. 3 in the pole vault.

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HORNETS The winner would move on to a matchup with either Newton’s Ryan Lampe-Dillon Cervantez (West No. 3) or North Johnston’s Gabe Pete-Garrett Peedin (Mideast No. 2). Lampe and Cervantez are seeded third and fifth, respectively, on Newton’s team. Gentry-Weant (13-3) play East Regional champion Eric Simmons-Colby Chase of Greene Central in the first round.

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BOSTON — A comeback seemed in LeBron James’ grasp, until he fumbled it away. There will be no title this year in Cleveland. And James will have to decide if it’s time to go look for it elsewhere. Helped by James’ costly turnover early in the fourth quarter, the Boston Celtics pulled away to beat the Cavaliers 94-85 on Thursday night, ending the Eastern Conference semifinal series and starting Cleveland’s summer of anxiety. James still had his sixth postseason triple-double, finishing with 27 points, 19 rebounds and 10 assists. He did all he could for the Cavaliers. And maybe that’s the last he’ll ever do for them. James said a friend told him that you have to go through a lot of nightmares before you accomplish your dreams. The kid from Akron will have to determine if those dreams can ever come in Cavs colors. “I want to win. That’s my only thing, my only concern,” James said. “It’s all about winning for me and I

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turned it into a layup, igniting a gamebreaking 10-0 run that made it 88-74. All that was left from there were a few more taunts about James’ future — specifically, that it might not be in Cleveland. The Cavaliers knew they were on the clock from the moment James signed his last contract, in July of 2006. Rather than sign for the maximum length of six years, he went for the option to become a free agent this summer. Boston’s Kevin Garnett, who spent many losing years in Minnesota without asking out before finally getting traded to Boston in 2008, seemed to think leaving home might be best for James. “Loyalty is something that hurts you at times because you can’t get youth back,” Garnett said, adding that if he’d known how things would be when he got out to Boston, “I’d have done it a little sooner.” Cleveland worked feverishly to build a team that would be too good for James to consider walking away from, but all it’s really managed was a great regular-season one that’s never really come all that close to a title. The Cavs were easily swept

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This offseason is destined to define the future of the franchise — and the rest of the NBA, too. The LeBron watch began at 10:53 p.m., when Rondo dribbled out the last 14 seconds and the Celtics began celebrating their 4-2 victory in the best-of-seven series. James is eligible to opt out of his contract this summer, a move that would make the two-time MVP — and zero-time NBA champion — a free agent and set off a scramble for his services from New York to Miami to Los Angeles and, of course, back in Cleveland. “I want to win. That’s my only thing, my only concern,” James said. “I’ve always prided myself — it’s all about winning for me and I think the Cavs are committed to doing that. But at the same time, I’ve given myself options to this point. Me and my team, we have a game plan that we’ll execute and we’ll see where we’re at.” James scored 27 points with 10 assists, and his 19 rebounds matched a career-high and were the most he’s ever had in a playoff game. But he also had nine turnovers, and he may have been hobbled by an elbow injury that limited him to dunks and short jumpers, going 8 for 21 from the floor overall. “I just told him, ‘Keep your head up, man. I’ve been there,’ ” said Garnett, who was a star without a title in Minnesota for more than a decade before joining the Celtics and leading them to their NBA-record 17th championship in 2008. “’You have a very, very, very bright future. Continue to work and make decisions based on you and your family.”’ Mo Williams scored 20 of his 22 points in the first half for the Cavaliers. Boston’s Paul Pierce scored 11 of his 13 points in the second half after playing just nine minutes — and shooting 1-for-5 — in the first with foul trouble. The Celtics had missed their first eight 3-point attempts when Pierce hit a 3 that gave them a 65-58 lead with 4:06 left in the third. It was 67-61 when Rasheed Wallace hit a 3-pointer, and then Ray Allen stole James’ pass and got the ball to Pierce for another 3 that completed a 16-4 run. James hadn’t made an outside shot before hitting backto-back 3-pointers to cut it to four points, 78-74, early in the fourth quarter and force the Celtics to call a timeout. But Rondo drove for a layup, then set Pierce up for another 3. Pierce found Wallace for a 3-pointer and then Tony Allen’s steal led to a Garnett dunk at the other end that sent the Cavaliers into a timeout to regroup, down 88-74 with 5:53 left in their season. “You knew it was coming at some point with LeBron,” said Celtics coach Doc Rivers, who reminded his players that they weren’t good enough to take over the game. “That’s what that timeout was about: to remind them that we can’t do that, what LeBron was doing.” It was the second straight year Cleveland has finished the regular-season with the

the thought of a future without James. They had the NBA’s best record and expected to be playing into June, but found their supporting cast wasn’t good enough on nights when James was human. After scoring 38 points in Game 3, he managed only 37 over the next two games, perhaps bothered by the elbow. He shot down internet speculation of a torn ligament before the game, but clearly wasn’t himself. As for the severity of the injury, James would only say: “I’ve got a lot of time to think about it now.” He went more than 19 minutes of game time without a basket from early in the second quarter until late in the third. Balls were stripped from his powerful hands, and those normally pinpoint passes were thrown behind teammates or at their feet. Still, he somehow ended up with a triple-double. Only 25, he will surely win a title someday. Nobody knows yet where it will be. “You hope for things that’s much brighter than what’s going on right now,” James said. “I’ll come back a better player next season and I still have the same goals.”

aside in the 2007 NBA finals, lost in the second round twice in the last three years to Boston, and were upset by Orlando in last year’s conference finals. The Cavs can still offer him the comforts of home and around $30 million more than any team, but several others make enticing pitches comes July 1:  The Knicks can afford James and another superstar, and the chance to make basketball matter again at Madison Square Garden.  The Heat can pair him with Dwyane Wade with winter weather he could only dream of in Ohio.  The Bulls can fit him between a young core of Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah and allow him to pick up winning titles where Michael Jordan left off. James has never said he wanted to leave the Cavs, but there’s long been speculation that he’d be willing to bolt for a larger market. Fans certainly seized on that idea Thursday, chanting “New York Knicks! New York Knicks!” when the two-time MVP shot free throws. The Cavs thought they’d have more time before they had to face

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to think about the future yet. “Obviously, he’s a heck of a talent and a great guy,” he said. “But right now we just lost the series. I’m not thinking of that. It wouldn’t be fair to everyone in that locker room to think beyond tonight.” The sold-out Boston crowd taunted his every free throw with a chant of “New York Knicks!” and fans wore Knicks jerseys with his name o them. The only “M-V-P!” cheers were not for James, who was the league’s best player in the regular season, but for Rondo, who was the best player in this series.

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SAN FRANCISCO — Mat Latos knows he might have pitched a perfect game if he only could have blocked Eli Whiteside’s comebacker. The 22-year-old righty replayed that one a few times in his head afterward, and how could he not? It was his lone blemish. L a t o s threw a onehitter, allowing just the sixth-inning infield single that deflected LATOS off him, and he also drove in the lone run to lead the San Diego Padres past the San Francisco Giants 1-0 on Thursday for a three-game sweep. Latos (3-3) retired the first 15 batters before Whiteside opened the sixth with a one hopper that hit off the pitcher’s glove hand and bounced toward shortstop. Third baseman Chase Headley’s throw to first wasn’t in time. “You just try to get it there as quick as you can,” Headley said. “It would have been nice if that went our way.” Latos outdueled Jonathan Sanchez, who no-hit San Diego last July. Latos struck out six in a 106-pitch gem that ended in 2 hours, 6 minutes. “Everything came together today,” Latos said. “The comebacker, I should have stopped that, knocked it down. If I knock the ball down I’ve got a chance to throw him out.” Astros 4, Cardinals 1 ST. LOUIS — Bud Norris shut down St. Louis for the fourth straight time, Hunter Pence hit a three-run homer after a testy exchange and Houston wrapped up a threegame sweep of the Cardinals. Though he’s 8-7 with a 5.10 ERA lifetime, Norris is 4-0 with a 0.35 ERA in four career starts against St. Louis. The Astros scored all four runs in the third, perhaps taking advantage of Chris Carpenter’s temper. Carpenter (4-1) and Carlos Lee had a staredown and then exchanged words after Lee popped out with two runners on base, leading to both benches and bullpens streaming on the field. Pence was next up with two outs, and he homered to put Houston ahead 4-0. Marlins 2, Mets 1 MIAMI — Cody Ross scored from third on a wild pitch by Fernando Nieve with one out in the ninth inning. AMERICAN LEAGUE Royals 6, Indians 4 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals fired manager Trey Hillman immediately after Zack Greinke earned his first win in eight starts. Hillman was in his third season with Kansas City and went 152-207. Former Brewers manager Ned Yost, who had joined the Royals’ front office in January, took over the team. Rangers 2, Athletics 1 (12) ARLINGTON, Texas — Vladimir Guerrero hit an RBI single in the 12th inning. Oakland’s Jake Fox had three hits, including a single in the fourth on a pitch from C.J. Wilson that umpires had signaled was a balk. Because Fox hit the ball, the A’s by rule got to choose which to take — so Fox wound up with a base hit and Wilson wasn’t charged with a balk. Wilson got called for another balk in the seventh, when he flinched his body while still on the rubber without delivering a pitch. Catcher Matt Treanor was facing the mound when he got tossed for a conversation with umpire Bob Davidson. “That was Balkin’ Bob back there,” manager Ron Washington said. Tigers 6, Yankees 0 DETROIT — Justin Verlander pitched shutout ball into the seventh, Miguel Cabrera tagged CC Sabathia and the Tigers handed the Yankees just their second series loss. Orioles 6, Mariners 5 BALTIMORE — Luke Scott hit a grand slam to cap a fiverun eighth inning against reliever Brandon League, and the Orioles held on to beat Seattle when left fielder Corey Patterson nailed Josh Wilson at the plate for the final out. Wilson tried to score on Ichiro Suzuki’s single.

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SPORTS Standings American League East Division W L Pct GB Tampa Bay 24 10 .706 — New York 22 12 .647 2 Toronto 20 16 .556 5 1 Boston 18 17 .514 6 ⁄2 Baltimore 11 24 .314 131⁄2 Central Division W L Pct GB Minnesota 22 12 .647 — Detroit 20 15 .571 21⁄2 Chicago 14 20 .412 8 Cleveland 13 19 .406 8 Kansas City 12 23 .343 101⁄2 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 20 15 .571 — Oakland 18 17 .514 2 Los Angeles 15 21 .417 51⁄2 Seattle 13 21 .382 61⁄2 Wednesday’s Games Detroit 2, N.Y. Yankees 0, 1st game Minnesota 3, Chicago White Sox 2 Toronto 3, Boston 2 N.Y. Yankees 8, Detroit 0, 2nd game Baltimore 5, Seattle 2 Tampa Bay 4, L.A. Angels 3 Texas 10, Oakland 1 Cleveland 4, Kansas City 0 Thursday’s Games Baltimore 6, Seattle 5 Detroit 6, N.Y. Yankees 0 Texas 2, Oakland 1, 12 innings Kansas City 6, Cleveland 4 Friday’s Games Boston (Buchholz 3-3) at Detroit (Scherzer 1-3), 7:05 p.m. Cleveland (Masterson 0-3) at Baltimore (Guthrie 1-4), 7:05 p.m. Minnesota (S.Baker 4-2) at N.Y. Yankees (A.J.Burnett 4-1), 7:05 p.m. Texas (Harden 2-1) at Toronto (Cecil 2-2), 7:07 p.m. Seattle (Fister 2-1) at Tampa Bay (W.Davis 3-2), 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 2-4) at Kansas City (Meche 0-4), 8:10 p.m. Oakland (Braden 4-2) at L.A. Angels (J.Saunders 1-5), 10:05 p.m. Saturday’s Games Minnesota at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Texas at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Seattle at Tampa Bay, 4:10 p.m. Boston at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. Cleveland at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Kansas City, 7:10 Oakland at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games Boston at Detroit, 1:05 p.m. Minnesota at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Texas at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Cleveland at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m. Seattle at Tampa Bay, 1:40 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Kansas City, 2:10 Oakland at L.A. Angels, 3:35 p.m.

National League East Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 20 13 .606 — Washington 19 15 .559 11⁄2 New York 18 17 .514 3 Florida 17 18 .486 4 Atlanta 16 18 .471 41⁄2 Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 20 15 .571 — 1 ⁄2 Cincinnati 19 15 .559 Milwaukee 15 19 .441 41⁄2 Chicago 15 20 .429 5 Pittsburgh 14 20 .412 51⁄2 Houston 13 21 .382 61⁄2 West Division W L Pct GB San Diego 22 12 .647 — San Francisco 18 15 .545 31⁄2 Los Angeles 17 17 .500 5 Colorado 16 17 .485 51⁄2 1 Arizona 14 21 .400 8 ⁄2 Wednesday’s Games Cincinnati 5, Pittsburgh 0 Atlanta 9, Milwaukee 2 Washington 6, N.Y. Mets 4 Chicago Cubs 4, Florida 3 Houston 9, St. Louis 6 Colorado 4, Philadelphia 3, 10 innings, Philadelphia at Colorado, 2nd game, ppd. L.A. Dodgers 6, Arizona 3 San Diego 5, San Francisco 2 Thursday’s Games Houston 4, St. Louis 1 San Diego 1, San Francisco 0 Florida 2, N.Y. Mets 1 Washington at Colorado, late Friday’s Games Pittsburgh (Burres 2-1) at Chicago Cubs (Gorzelanny 1-4), 2:20 p.m. N.Y. Mets (O.Perez 0-2) at Florida (A.Sanchez 1-2), 7:10 p.m. St. Louis (J.Garcia 3-2) at Cincinnati (Harang 2-4), 7:10 p.m. Arizona (I.Kennedy 2-2) at Atlanta (Kawakami 0-6), 7:35 p.m. Philadelphia (Moyer 4-2) at Milwaukee (Wolf 3-2), 8:10 p.m. Washington (L.Hernandez 4-1) at Colorado (Jimenez 6-1), 9:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Ra.Ortiz 1-1) at San Diego (Garland 4-2), 10:05 p.m. Houston (F.Paulino 0-5) at San Francisco (Wellemeyer 1-3), 10:15 p.m. Saturday’s Games Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, 1:05 p.m. Houston at San Francisco, 4:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Milwaukee, 4:10 p.m. Arizona at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Florida, 7:10 p.m. St. Louis at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Washington at Colorado, 8:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at San Diego, 8:35 p.m. Sunday’s Games N.Y. Mets at Florida, 1:10 p.m. St. Louis at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m. Arizona at Atlanta, 1:35 p.m. Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Washington at Colorado, 3:10 p.m. Houston at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Milwaukee, 8:05 p.m.

Box scores Rangers 2, Athletics 1 (12) Oakland

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IP H R ER BB SO Cleveland 9 6 6 1 1 D.Huff L,1-5 52⁄3 0 0 0 1 0 R.Perez 11⁄3 K.Wood 1 0 0 0 1 1 Kansas City 8 3 3 2 8 Greinke W,1-4 6 3 1 1 2 0 Tejeda H,1 12⁄3 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 D.Hughes H,4 Soria S,8-10 1 0 0 0 1 0 WP—Greinke. T—2:46. A—28,361 (37,840).

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CHARLOTTE — NASCAR driver Brian Vickers was being treated Thursday for an undisclosed medical condition that will prevent him from racing this weekend at Dover International Speedway. Red Bull Racing said Vickers was VICKERS hospitalized Wednesday night and being held for further testing. The team did not reveal where he

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Orioles 6, Mariners 5 Seattle

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Astros 4, Cardinals 1 Houston

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League leaders AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING—MiCabrera, Detroit, .376; Morneau, Minnesota, .357; ISuzuki, Seattle, .348; Mauer, Minnesota, .347; AJackson, Detroit, .345; Cano, New York, .333; Gardner, New York, .330. RUNS—Longoria, Tampa Bay, 31; AJackson, Detroit, 27; Youkilis, Boston, 27; Cano, New York, 26; Damon, Detroit, 26; Gardner, New York, 26. RBI—MiCabrera, Detroit, 36; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 29; Guerrero, Texas, 28; Konerko, Chicago, 28; AleGonzalez, Toronto, 27; Teixeira, New York, 25; VWells, Toronto, 25. HITS—AJackson, Detroit, 51; MiCabrera, Detroit, 50; ISuzuki, Seattle, 49; Butler, Kansas City, 45; Cano, New York, 43; Guerrero, Texas, 43; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 43; Pedroia, Boston, 43; VWells, Toronto, 43. HOME RUNS—Konerko, Chicago, 13; AleGonzalez, Toronto, 10; Wigginton, B a l timore, 10; Cano, New York, 9; AnJones, Chicago, 9; VWells, Toronto, 9 PITCHING—PHughes, New York, 5-0; Garza, Tampa Bay, 5-1; Price, Tampa Bay, 5-1; 15 tied at 4. STRIKEOUTS—JerWeaver, Los Angeles, 59; CLewis, Texas, 49; JShields, Tampa Bay, 49; RRomero, Toronto, 47.

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was hospitalized, although Vickers was scheduled to visit Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., on Thursday and tour the Capitol with U.S. Rep Doc Hastings. Red Bull said Casey Mears will replace Vickers this weekend in the No. 83 Toyota. “It is unfortunate that I will not be able to participate in the Dover race,” Vickers said in a statement. “Casey is a good friend of mine, and I know he will do his best for the No. 83 team this weekend. Red Bull general manager Jay Frye called Vickers’ illness a “minor setback.” “Our main concern right now is with Brian and his health and

recovery,” Frye said. “All things are looking good at the moment, this is just a minor setback. We appreciate Casey filling in this weekend and know he will represent the team well.” The 26-year-old Vickers is in his seventh full season racing in NASCAR’s elite Sprint Cup Series. He has two career Cup wins and made the 12-driver Chase for the championship last season. He’s currently ranked 20th in the standings but is only 160 points out of the 12th Chase qualifying position. Missing a start almost certainly will make it impossible for Vickers to make the Chase this season.

Cushing denies drug use Associated Press

HOUSTON — Texans linebacker Brian Cushing said he never used any banned substances even though he tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug. Cushing was suspended for four games without pay last week for violating the NFL’s drug policy. His appeal was denied. Cushing confirmed he tested positive for HCG, a fertility drug that is on the league’s banned substance list. “The question of how it got into my body is still unclear,” he said. “It’s something that I’m very personally concerned about, just the fact that how it’s there and what’s going to determine it from happening again, and that’s something we’re going to have to medically investigate.” He said that after failing the test, he was told HCG can get in your body from injecting it or because of tumors. He said this information led him to believe he had tumors. He did not say what kind of tumors.  GRETNA, La. — Former New Orleans Saints security director Geoffrey Santini withdrew his lawsuit against the club because the team’s lawyers are sending the matter to arbitration. Santini’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit stated that Saints attorneys waited more than a week after the lawsuit was initially filed to advise Santini they intended to invoke an arbitration clause in his employment contract rather than fight his civil lawsuit in district court.  MINNEAPOLIS — The NFL is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a decision that allowed Minnesota Vikings defensive linemen Kevin and Pat Williams to challenge their four-game suspensions for violating the league’s anti-drug policy. The NFL cited the National Labor Relations Act in its filing, saying its collective bargaining agreement with the players’ union protects its drug policy from lawsuits in state courts.  LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors say they will not file criminal charges against former NFL running back Corey Dillon, who was arrested earlier this month after an argument with his wife.

NHL WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Boston Bruins seem calm going into Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals after blowing a 3-0 lead to the Philadelphia Flyers. The Bruins practiced for about an hour Thursday after losing 2-1 the previous night as the Flyers evened the series at 3-all. Boston coach Claude Julien said the team can’t fear playing in tonight’s deciding game, especially on its home ice. He sensed from Thursday’s workout that the Bruins are ready for the challenge of pulling out the series. Only three teams in the NHL, NBA and Major League Baseball have won a sevengame series after losing the first three — the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs, the 1975 New York Islanders and the 2004 Boston Red Sox. The Flyers are the first NHL team since the 1975 Islanders to even force a Game 7 after trailing 3-0.  GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Phoenix Coyotes have traded the rights to forward Jared Staal to the Carolina Hurricanes for a fifth-round pick in the upcoming NHL draft.

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Brian Cushing speaks at a news conference Thursday. for last season, allowing them to keep a year of eligibility. Ward will be a redshirt sophomore next season and Williams will be a redshirt freshman, Texas officials said. Ward started Texas’ first three games then ruptured his right quadriceps tendon COLLEGE HOOPS and missed the rest of the BOONE — Former Gardseason. Williams injured his ner-Webb coach Rick Scruggs left ankle in December and has joined new Appalachian needed surgery that ended State coach Jason Capel’s staff. his season.  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Mountaineers anOne of Florida’s top high school nounced that Scruggs, Bobby basketball players wants to Kummer and Justin Gainey skip his final season and get an would serve as assistant early start with the Gators. coaches. Scottie Wilbekin of The Scruggs had led GardnerRock School announced he inWebb for 15 seasons and won tends to sign a national letter199 games while overseeing the program’s transition to Di- of-intent next week to play for vision I before being fired last coach Billy Donovan at Florida next season. The 17-year-old is year after an 8-21 season. Kummer had spent the past scheduled to graduate from the private school on May 21. six seasons as an assistant at Charlotte, his alma mater. GOLF Gainey, who played at N.C. SAN ANTONIO — Matt State, had spent three seasons Jones eagled the par-5 14th hole at his alma mater on the staff and finished with a 6-under 66 of head coach Sidney Lowe.  LEXINGTON, Ky. — to take a one-stroke lead ThursKentucky athletic director day after the first round of the Mitch Barnhart hears the reTexas Open. ports that NBA teams are purPaul Stankowski opened suing John Calipari. with a 67. J.B. Holmes, Matt In a way, Barnhart views it Weibring, Charley Hoffman as a compliment for the reand Steve Lowery had 68s.  MOBILE, Ala. — Azahara markable job Calipari has Munoz shot a 7-under 65 to done reviving the Wildcats. take a one-stroke lead over “I think that any time you’ve got a coach of his qual- Katherine Hull and Jee Young Lee in the Bell Micro LPGA ity, there’s going to be conClassic, the LPGA Tour’s first versations about that,” Barnevent since Erica Blasberg hart said. Barnhart isn’t worried about was found dead. Calipari bolting for the pros. TENNIS “I’m very confident he’s goMADRID — Roger Federer ing to be our coach next year,” he said. “He’s made comments and Rafael Nadal reached the to me that he wants to be here quarterfinals of the Madrid Masters with straight-set wins. a long time.”  LEXINGTON, Ky. — Nadal beat big-serving Kentucky assistant coach Rod John Isner of the United Strickland has been voluntari- States 7-5, 6-4.  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. ly reassigned to another posi— Serena and Venus Williams tion within the program. are going to be back at the top Strickland will move into of the rankings together for an administrative role to reduce travel requirements. The the first time in seven years. The WTA Tour says that move comes a month after Venus Williams is assured of Strickland was charged with moving up to No. 2 on Mondrunken driving. He has day, one spot behind younger pleaded not guilty.  AUSTIN, Texas — Texas sister Serena. It will mark the guard Varez Ward and for46th week overall the siblings ward Shawn Williams have have been Nos. 1-2 — but they been granted medical hardhaven’t occupied those spots ship waivers from the Big 12 since May 2003. Staal had 12 goals and 37 assists in 59 games for Sudbury of the Ontario Hockey League this season. The 19-year-old has three brothers in the NHL, including Eric, who plays for Carolina. Staal was a secondround pick in 2008.


6B • FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010

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Autos

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Service & Parts

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Recreational Vehicles Fleetwood, 2007, Bounder 35E

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Employment

Employment

Employment

Employment

Need mature, compassionate female to provide quality homecare for elderly. Send resume, work references, experience and contact info to Blind Box 376, c/o Salisbury Post, P O Box 4639, Salisbury, NC 28145

Automotive

Tech with alignment exp. for fast paced tire & auto repair shop. Must have own tools, provide ref. Reply to HR, PO Box 1251, Mocksville, NC 27028

Drivers - CDL/A. Up to .42CPM. More Miles, Fewer Layovers! $1,000 Sign-On Bonus! Full Benefits. No felonies. OTR Experience Required. Lease Purchase Available. 800-441-4271, xNC-1

Drivers

Drivers Wanted Full or part time. Req: Class A CDL, clean MVR, min. 25 yrs old w/3 yrs exp. Benefits: Pd health & dental ins., 401(k) w/match, pd holidays, vac., & qtrly. bonus. New equip. Call 704630-1160

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

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Transportation Financing

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Drivers

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Caregiver

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Financing Available!

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Trucks, SUVs & Vans

Delco Voyager, $9995 special 12 month warranty Faith Rd to Hwy 152. Store across from Siffords Marathon

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Trucks, SUVs & Vans

GOLF CART BATTERIES

Motorcycles & ATVs Mercedes, 2006 S430 Automatic, silver w/ ashe leather interior, all power options, sunroof, power trunk, air ride, nav, heated seats. Loaded, needs nothing!! 704-603-4255

Transportation Financing

ENGINEERING TRD has a vacancy for a senior manager, chief engineer chassis engineering in our Salisbury location. Min req incl a BS deg in mechanical or aerospace engineering & at least 5 yrs exp w/a championship racing team. Exp. with team ops, weekend procedures, vehicle track testing prcedures & measurement methods, tire analysis & development, chassis structural and aero development, vehicle dynamics & simulation for race vehicles. Resumes to TRD_HR_Department@toyota.com with ref SP052010.

Cosmetology

For high traffic salon. Great pay & benefits! Call 336-312-1885 Drivers

OTR drivers CDL-A and 3 yrs exp req'd. Clean MVR. Apply in person to Trinity Transport, 317 Green Needles Rd, Lexington. 336-956-6200 Healthcare

CNA's NEEDED Primary Health Concepts, Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-637-9461 Healthcare

Bank Financing available. First time buyers welcome! You deserve a fresh start! Don't wait! Low Rates Available. Minimum down payment. Carfax & warranties available. Call Steve today! 704-603-4255 or 704-224-3979 after 6pm. Visit us at: www.JakeAlexanderAutoSales.com

Employment

Employment

Hilltop Living Center is hiring for CNAs. Must have CNA (past or present), reliable transportation, working phone, able to work weekends, & be reliable. Health Insurance may be available. Need TB skin test before hired.

Avon Representatives $10 to start. Earn extra income. 704-232-9800 or 704-278-2399

Maintenance Person needed for apts. Min. exper. 3 yrs. HVAC req'd. 704-637-6207

Local Drivers

Make Your Ad Pop!

Sales

Salespeople Needed! IMMEDIATE openings to handle increase in volume.

Best pay and hours around!

Apply at: 1520 S. Cannon Blvd. Kannapolis, NC See Mike Honeycutt

704-933-1104

Home nights and weekends. Needed at Piedmont Transportation, headquartered in Salisbury. Must have a Class A CDL, Hazmat, minimum three years current experience and a clean MVR. Apply at 200 Montclair Dr. EOE M/F

Want to Buy: Transportation DONATED passenger van or bus needed for newly formed Youth Group. Call Pastor Rob at 980-721-3371. Thanks for letting your love shine!

Getting first shot at qualified prospects s the fastest path to good results!

Employment

Larry King Chevrolet

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Chevy, 2005 Tahoe LS white w/ tan cloth interior 5.3 V8 auto trans, all pwr options, am, fm, tape, cd, 3rd seat, duel pwr seats, clean, cruise, alloy rims, drives great. ready for retail! 704-603-4255

Ford, 2003 Expedition XLT Fx4 off road pkg. Black w/ gray cloth interior 5.4 triton V8 auto 4x4 am, fm, cd changer, rear audio, extra clean, running boards, chrome rims like new tires. 704-603-4255

Sign on Bonus!

Color backgrounds as low as $5 extra* 704-797-4220 *some restrictions apply

Restaurant/Food Service

Waitstaff Exper. req'd, must 18 + yrs old. Apply in person, Zaki's Bistro at 1621 W. Innes St.

Industrial

Quarry Workers Salisbury, North Carolina Carolina Quarries is looking for hard working individuals who enjoy the outdoors to fill positions in our Salisbury and Rockwell quarries. A valid driver's license is required. We offer a starting wage of $12 to $14 per hour based on experience and an excellent benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance and a 401k. To learn more about our company or to apply for this job, visit us on the web at:

www.rockofages.com/careers

DRUG FREE WORKPLACE SALES EXPERIENCE PREFERRED Please Call 704-633-9321

APPLY IN PERSON To Schedule An Appointment. See Bruce Earnhardt at the Ford Building EOE EOE

511 JAKE ALEXANDER BLVD. SALISBURY, NORTH CAR0LINA 704-633-9321

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Employment

Restaurant & Food Service Restaurant/Food Service

Drivers

DRIVERS NEEDED 2 yrs. CDL-A experience. Great earning potential. Some runs home daily. Some layover runs. Low cost major medical. 401K and many other benefits. Apply in person at Salem Carriers, Inc., 191 Park Plaza Dr., Winston Salem, NC 27105 or online at www.salemcarriers.com. Call 1-800-709-2536

Crew Members needed. Part-time. Must be able to work luncheon hours & Saturdays. No strictly summer positions available. Applications at Spanky's, 101 N. Main St.

Manufactured Housing Team Members Needed

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Faithful Friends Pick of the Litter Yard & Bake Sale, Saturday, May 15, 8am-noon, Old K-Town Furniture pkg lot, 324 W. Innes St., Salisbury. We've got everything! 704-633-1722 faithfulfriendsnc.org

Park Avenue United Methodist Church 500 Park Ave., Salisbury

Sat., May 15th, 7am-until

Grill cook, experienced. Apply in person: M&K Barbeque, Hwy 52, Granite Quarry. No phone calls please.

Church Inside Yard Sale

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Church Yard Sale

Restaurant/Food Service

Yard Sale Area 1

Sporting goods, books, movies, household items

& hot dogs available

Salisbury Civic Center

All proceeds will benefit the church

315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. (formerly 315 S. Boundary)

Sat., May 15 7am-12pm

FIND IT SELL IT RENT IT in the Classifieds

No admission charge!

Over 15 vendors!

Just gotta come and see for yourself! 704-638-5275

Milford Hills United Methodist Church 1630 Statesville Blvd. Salisbury Sat., May 15th, 8am-11am

Schult Homes 508 Palmer Road Rockwell, NC 28138 (704) 279-4659

Child Care and Nursery Schools Air Conditioning and Heating GRANT'S SERVICE & REPAIR Get your air conditioner serviced now and be ready for the summer. Licensed & Insured. Call 704-633-0753

Auctions Auction Thursday 12pm 429 N. Lee St. Salisbury Antiques, Collectibles, Used Furniture 704-213-4101

Cleaning Services C.R. General Cleaning Service. Comm. & residential. Insured, Bonded. Spring Cleaning Specials! 704-433-1858 www.crgeneral.com

Wife For Hire Inc.,

Carolina's Auction Rod Poole, NCAL#2446 Salisbury (704)633-7369 Heritage Auction Co. Glenn M.Hester NC#4453 Salisbury (704)636-9277 www.heritageauctionco.com

KEN WEDDINGTON Total Auctioneering Services 140 Eastside Dr., China Grove 704-8577458 License 392 R. Giles Moss Auction & Real Estate-NCAL #2036. Full Service Auction Company. Estates ** Real Estate Had your home listed a long time? Try selling at auction. 704-782-5625

Kitchen items, children's bedroom furniture, patio table & chairs, home décor, tools, toys, computer accessories, holiday decorations, and much more!! Too much to list! Fellowship Hall is FULL!

Concrete Work

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

Drywall Services

Tony McBride Auction Your Full Service Auction Co. One Piece/Entire Estate. 704-791-5625. NCAL 6894

704-279-2600 Since 1955 olympicdrywall@aol.com olympicdrywallcompany.com

www.piedmontauction.com

Fencing Caregiving Services Live-in Caregiver. Wk or wkends. 20+ years exp. Bathing, cook, clean, laun. Reas. 704-654-7725

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

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

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

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

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

Financial Services “We can remove bankruptcies, judgments, liens, and bad loans from your credit file forever!” The Federal Trade Commission says companies that promise to scrub your credit report of accurate negative information for a fee are lying. Under federal law, accurate negative information can be reported for up to seven years, and some bankruptcies for up to ten years. Learn about managing credit and debt at ftc.gov/credit. A message from the Salisbury Post and the FTC.

Yard Sale Area 1

Salis. 101 Polo Dr. (N. on Old Mocksville Rd. ~ from hospital RRMC Approx. 1½ miles, turn left on Polo Dr. @ Country Club Hills sign. 1st house on left. Look for signs.) Sat. 5/15, 8am-2pm. LOTS of girls' & boys' clothing (infants-18 girls' & up to 10/12 boys') Children's toys. Lots of household items, kitchen table, bar stools, Nerf basketball goal. Come see it all! No Early Birds!

Salisbury Yard Sale, 515 Young Road (behind St. Johns Woods Development off of 601) Saturday, May 15, 7:00am-11:00am. Wide variety of items, including girls clothing, toys, twin and king bedding, etc.

Salisbury. 715 Wildwood Dr. (Corbin Hills subdiv.) Yard Sale. Saturday, May 15th, 7:30am-11:30am. Clothes, pictures, glassware, estate items, vintage jewelry, books, and more. Priced to sell!

Salisbury Fundraiser Yard Sale, Brian Center, 635 Statesville Blvd., Saturday, May 15, 7am12noon. Furniture, small appliances, clothes, comforter sets, and much more! 704-633-7390 Salisbury Giant Yard Sale, 3051 Old Mocksville Rd, Thursday thru Saturday, May 13-15, 7amuntil. Lots of kitchen items, hand power tools, air tools, carpet remnants, ceramic, other miscellaneous. Salisbury Gigantic 2-Day Yard Sale, 249 Annandale Ave. (across from Hurley Pk., behind hospital pkg deck), Fri, & Sat,, May 1415, 8am-5pm. Something for everyone. Toys, furniture, tools, bolts of cloth, books, great quilt & cross stitch books & more! Salisbury Multi-Family Yard Sale Saturday, 7am-until 2506 Moorseville Rd. Infant & child's clothing 08, toys, junior & misses clothing, books, exercise equipment and much more! Salisbury

Charla, Barbara and Kristin will help you with your classified ads.

704-797-4220

Junk Removal

Manufactured Home Services

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

H&H Construction. Bath, Kitchen, Decks & Roofs! Interior & Exterior Remodeling & Repairs! 704-633-2219 www.hhconstruction19.com

Anthony's Scrap Metal Service. Top prices paid for any type of metal or batteries. Free haul away. 704-433-1951

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

Grading, Clearing, Hauling, and Topsoil. Please Call 704-633-1088

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

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

Home Improvement

The Floor Doctor

WILL BUY OLD CARS Complete with keys and title, $150 and up. (Salisbury area only) R.C.'s Garage & Salvage 704-636-8130 704-267-4163

Wood floor leveling, jacks installed, rotten wood replaced due to water or termites, brick/block/tile work, foundations, etc. 30 YEARS EXP. 704-933-3494

Kitchen and Baths

Apple House Construction Co.

Kitchen and Baths

Reface your existing cabinets and make them look like new at half the cost. We also build custom cabinets – call for more info and free estimate! 30 years experience.

Quality remodeling and repairs at prices you can afford. Kitchens, baths, additions, decks, garages, roofing, etc. Call Dale Litaker 704-633-5067 704-647-4774

Home Improvement

Lawn Equipment Repair Services

HMC Handyman Services No Job too Large or Small. Please call 704-239-4883

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

OLYMPIC DRYWALL & PAINTING COMPANY For All Your Drywall & Painting Needs Residential & Commercial

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Home Improvement

www.gilesmossauction.com

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

Yard Sale Area 1

Grading & Hauling

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

www.thecarolinasauction.com

Job Seeker meeting at 112 E. Main St., Rockwell. 6:30pm Mondays. Auction every Saturday at 7pm.

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CLASSIFIED

Granite & solid surface for kitchens & baths, cultured marble vanity tops, tubs & enclosures, standard & custom walk-in showers.

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

FREE ESTIMATES!

House Cleaning

Brisson - HandyMan Home Repair, Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, etc. Insured. 704-798-8199 Browning ConstructionStructural repair, flooring installations, additions, decks, garages. 704-637-1578 LGC

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

Professional Services Unlimited Licensed Gen. Contractor #17608. Complete contracting service specializing in foundation & structural floor repairs, basement & crawlspace waterproofing & removal, termite & rot damage, ventilation. 35 yrs exper. Call Duke @ 704-6333584. Visit our website: www.professionalservicesunltd.com

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

Home Maid Cleaning Service, 10 yrs. exp, Free estimates & references. Call Regina 704.791.0046

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Salisbury Yard Sale, 170 Nottingham Rd (Hwy 150 to Neel Estates), Sat., 5/15, 8am-12noon. Electric scooter, Capel rugs, power tools, furniture, bicycle, extension ladder, girls clothing to size 16, teen décor, handbags, Ty animals and collectibles.

Salisbury, Estate Sale, 1370 Hurley School Road, Saturday 7AM - until, Clothing, furniture, rockers & foot stools, bicycles, wicker furniture, misc., Jeff Gordon items, children's toys, beach chairs. Adult swing frame. Rain or Shine! Don't miss this one!

Salisbury. 1109 Timber Spring Lane (off Hwy 150 & Patterson Rd in Country Manor Dev), Fri & Sat, May 14 & 15, 8am1pm. Deck chairs, VHS/DVDs, ladies boots (new), sz 10, new X-mas lights, .25, .50, $1 tables. Household items.

Salisbury. 125 Dove Lane (in Summerfield) Moving Sale. Saturday, May 15th, 7am-until. Lots of household items, antiques, tools, furniture, and clothes.

Salisbury. 528 South Fulton St. GIANT Yard Sale. Saturday, May 15th , 8:30am-2:30pm. RAIN OR SHINE. Items for everyone.

Salisbury Huge MultiFamily Yard Sale, Sat., May 15, 7am-until, 1510 Airport Rd. Children's clothes, shoes & toys, baby items, adult clothing, maternity clothes, HD items, golf clubs, computer stuff, and so much more! Fresh Breakfast biscuits!

Salisbury. 176 Cameron Dr. (Cameron Glen subdivision, off Sherrill's Ford Rd.) Moving Sale. Saturday, May 15th, 7am12 noon. Weight bench & weights, furniture, household items, crafts & decorations. Much more! Too much to list!

Roofing and Guttering

Roofing and Guttering

Tree Service

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

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

Septic Tank Service

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

FREE ESTIMATES! LOWEST PRICES!

A-1 Tree Service 3Established since 1978 3Reliable & Reasonable 3Insured Free Estimates!

Bowen Painting Interior and Exterior Painting 704-630-6976

Plummer & Sons Tree Service, free estimates. Reasonable rates, will beat any written estimate 15%. Insured. Call 704-633-7813. TREE WORKS by Jonathan Keener. Insured – Free estimates! Please call 704-636-0954.

Upholstery

~ 704-202-8881~ Recognized by the Salisbury Tree Board

www.bowenpaintingnc.com

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

SPRING SPECIAL! Ranch exteriors starting at $500 with paint. Residential/commercial Free estimates. Insured. 704-798-0909

ROOFING u Framing u Siding u Storm Repair Local, Licensed & Insured

704-791-6856

Bucket Truck Chipper Stump Grinding Free Estimates

704-239-1955 John Sigmon Stump grinding, Prompt service for 30+ years, Free Estimates. John Sigmon, 704-279-5763.

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

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

AAA Trees R Us

www.insuranceroofclaim.com

Stoner Painting Contractor

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Pressure Washing

Steve's Lawn Care We'll take care of all your lawn care needs!! Great prices. 704-603-4114/704-431-7225

Salisbury Multi- Family Yard Sale Plantation Ridge Development, 6306 Elk Trail, North Hwy 601. Fri.& Sat. 8am-12pm

Salisbury Garage Sale, 165 Bobwhite Run (Hwy 150 to Summerfield Subdivision, follow signs), Saturday, May 15, 7am-until. Household, tools, clothing, lots of miscellaneous.

Salisbury. 503 Carolina Blvd. Yard Sale Saturday, 9am-1pm High end ladies casual & business clothes, shoes, size 8 & medium; accessories. Also, greeting card stamps, misc and golf items. Back to school clothes.

AFFORDABLE RATES WOODIE'S PAINTING INC., Residential & Churches 704-637-6817

Earl's Lawn Care

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

Cleveland. 2955 Old US Hwy 70. Yard Sale. Sat. May 15th , 8am NEW NASCAR Models! Stampin' Up (some brand new), beautiful PA House floral couch, great looking clothes, nice housewares, etc

Tree Service

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

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

Cleveland. 1785 Old Highway 70. Yard Sale. Saturday, May 15th, 7am-until. Women's & children's clothing, linens, glassware, odds & ends, and more!

Painting and Decorating

DJ's Service: Mowing & Lawncare plus bushog, mulching, tree removal, grading & hauling. 704857-2568 /or 798-0447

Outdoors by overcash Mowing, Mulching, Leaf Removal. Free Estimates. 704-630-0120

Salisbury. 1st Church of the Nazarene Annual Yard Sale. 224 W. 12th St. Sat., May 15th , 8:30am. New & like new clothes from estate $1.00 & up. Children's clothes. Comforter sets. Shoes, leather jackets. Books. M. Wave's, tires, household items.

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David Miller Septic Tank Co. Installation/ Repairs “Since 1972” 704-279-4400 or 704-279-3265

Pools and Supplies

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

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

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Yard Sale. Sat. 8am-1pm 202 Windsor Dr. Beautiful Japanese maple trees, new cannon mills bed & bath linens, gardening tools, household items, some clothing, handbags, Country Kitchen items, coolers and walkers.

Salisbury. Brian Center. 635 Statesville Blvd. Yard Sale in memory of Robin Roach, LPN. Saturday, May 15th , 7am-12 noon. T-shirts, nurses uniforms, shoes, etc. Your choice for $2 or less.

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

Brown's Landscape & Backhoe Bush hogging, tilling for gardens & yards. Free Est. 704-224-6558

3 Mowing 3 Seeding 3 Fertilizing 3 Aerating 3 Trimming Bushes 3 Pressure Washing 704-636-3415 704-640-3842 www.earlslawncare.com

Junk Removal

Moving and Storage

Salisbury Yard Sale, 728 Maupin Avenue, Saturday, May 15, 7amuntil. Lamps, jewelry, clothes, home décor, kitchen items, crystal, comforters, rugs. Come and see for yourself! There's a lot of nice things!

Yard Sale Area 2

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

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

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Roofing and Guttering

Changes Beauty Salon located on S. Fulton – 704.636.4186

Alina Whitlock 704. 245.4331 Bring in ad & receive $10 off first service

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Affordable Roofing FQuality & Experience 704-640-5154

Eddleman's Landscape Services

2127 Statesville Blvd. Salisbury

For all your landscape needs. Free estimates Patios, walkways, fences, retaining walls, plantings, mulch, drainage, lighting

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8B • FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010 Yard Sale Area 2 Salisbury. 2302 Airport Rd. Multi-Family Yard Sale. Saturday, May 15th , 8am-until. Home furnishings and much more! Salisbury. 4280 Jack Brown Rd. HUGE YARD SALE! Fri. 5/14 - Sat. 5/15. Fri. 6pm–9pm & Sat. 7am–2pm. Baby/ toddler to adult clothing, toys, dishes, cookware, furniture. Anything you could imagine! Don't miss out! Salisbury. Carillon Assisted Living 1915 Mooresville Rd. LARGE Yard Sale. Saturday, May 15th, 8am-1pm. Free Duck Races for kids!

Yard Sale Area 3 China Grove Multi-Family Yard Sale Saturday, 8am – until 1860 Daugherty Road Home Interior, pool table, clothes and other misc items.

Landis Big Moving Sale, 408 W. Garden St., (behind Landis Baptist Church) Sat., May 15, 8am-until. Rain or Shine! Loveseat & chair, recliner, tiller, furniture, appliances, kitchen items, miscellaneous items. Too many to name.

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Yard Sale Area 4

Lutheran Chapel Church China Grove Bake & Yard Sale

FAITH HUGE MOVING SALE, 108 North Main Street, Saturday, May 15th, 8am-1pm. Office desk, chairs, filing cabinets, pictures, many miscellaneous items

(Eudy Rd. Across from Food Lion)

Sat., May 15, 7am-2pm Rain or Shine!

Breakfast Biscuits & Hot Dog Lunches Homemade Desserts Lots of things for everyone! Come & see for yourself!

Faith/Rockwell Neighborhood Yard Sale, 1126 Weatherby Drive (Walden Glen Subdivision, off Crescent Road near the East YMCA), Saturday, May 15, 7am-until. Kids clothes, toys, household items, furniture & more. Gold Hill Multi-Family Yard & Grocery Sale, Fri., 5/14, 8am-5pm, Sat., 5/15, 8am-2pm, 2280 Liberty Rd (from Gold Hill take Liberty Rd, 1¼ mile on right from Liberty, 1¼ mile look for signs). Lots of things, lots of groceries. Granite Quarry

Call us! 704-797-4220

3 Family Yard Sale Saturday, 8am-until 617 Mulberry Lane Faith Rd to Barringer Rd to Mulberry Lane. Antiques, clothes, bikes, bunk beds, TV, old tools and lots of everything!

Yard Sale Area 4 Granite Quarry Huge Estate Yard Sale, 506 W. Peeler St., Sat., May 15, 7AM-1PM. Lots of furniture, clothes, small appliances, glassware, artwork, electronics, etc. EVERYTHING MUST GO! Granite Quarry. 820 Coley Rd. Yard Sale. Sat., May 15th, 8am-4pm. Like brand NEW boys' clothes (0-24mo), brand name men's & women's clothes, custom built entertainment set, glass coffee table w/2 side tables, and MUCH more! Rockwell

Estate Sale Sat. & Sunday 7am-until. 800 Gold Hill Drive. Hallmark collectible ornaments, antique tools, household items and furniture. Rockwell Indoor Yard Sale, 2935 Shuping Mill Road, Saturday, May 15, 9am-2pm. Brick house, 3BR/1½BA, 2½ acs. Land, full basement, den, kitchen, well, new roof, corn crib. Salisbury Neighborhood Yard Sale, 110 Knights Place (Kingstree Subdivison), Sat., May 15, 7:30am-until. Clothing, treadmill, light fixtures, school uniforms. Lots of things to buy. Park your car and get your exercise while you shop.

Puppies. Alaskan Malamutes. 2 males, 5 females. Ready for new homes. $300 each. Call David 704-492-7901

Area 1 - Salisbury, East Spencer, & Spencer

Area 4 - E. Rowan incl. Granite Quarry, Faith, Rockwell & Gold Hill

Salisbury. 1453 Barger Rd. (off Stokes Ferry) Yard Sale. Saturday, May 15th, 8am-noon. Desks, household goods, furniture, and more! Priced to sell!

Call the Salisbury Post Classified Department at 704-797-4220 or email classads@salisburypost.com

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Massey Ferguson 135 tractor 1975 diesel with power steering, live lift & pto, good paint, good tires, good sheet metal, not sure of hrs.(meter has been changed). $5,000. CALL 704-773-4886

Flowers & Plants

Free Dog. Chihuahua /Jack Russell mix, UTD on shots, rabies included, very friendly. Good with people and cats. 704633-9631

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AA Antiques. Buying anything old, scrap gold & silver. Will help with your estate or yard sale. 704-433-1951.

Leyland Cypress Tees, 3 ft. tall. $7 each. Green Giant's 6 ft. tall $20 each. 704-213-6096

Consignment

Dell Computer, Older, has Windows XP, Includes printer. $80.00 Call or text 704-245-8032

Furniture & Appliances

For Sale: All materials needed to install a 30x40 drop ceiling. $800 value! $375 firm. 704-857-0093

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

Black Dell tower comp. with DVD player $150.00. "21" Akai T.V. w/remote silver $90.00. Call 704-401-4743 Television. RCA TV console, 27-inch. Cable ready. Good shape. $250 obo. 336-751-3396

Dogs

Free puppies. Golden retriever & Golden lab mix. 6 available. Free to good home. 704-3265035. Leave message

Free puppies. Labrador, 6 weeks old, all black, all been dewormed. 704245-9311 or 704-2021533 leave message.

Cherry Queen Anne sofa table w/large cherry wall mirror $125.00 Call 704-401-4743

$3 per bale. 30 square bales available. Call 704-278-2001

Dresser, mirror dresser & night stand. Dark cherry wood. Only $150 for all 3 pieces. Please call 704-640-1537 & ask for Anita.

Hay. Round rolls. Each weighs 550-600 lbs. $30/roll. 15 available. Call 704-278-2001

Living room set, 3 piece. All solid wood frame. $100. Great condition. 704-201-1476

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

Mattress Overstock: Sets start at T-$119, F-$149, Q-$159, K-$239. Warranties, delivery option. 704-677-6643

Riding lawnmower used 2 summers 15.5hp 38" cut $500.00. Please call 704-932-2954 STEEL, Channel, Angle, Flat Bars, Pipe Orders Cut to Length. Mobile Home Truss- $6 ea.; Vinyl floor covering- $3.85 yd.; Carpet- $5.75 yd.; Masonite Siding 4x8- $15.50. RECYCLING, Top prices paid for Aluminum cans, Copper, Brass, Radiators, Aluminum. Davis Enterprises Inc. 7585 Sherrills Ford Rd. Salisbury, NC 28147 704-636-9821

Refrigerator for sale, 2004 Hotpoint with icemaker in excellent condition $325. 704-491-6465

Lawn and Garden

Stop Smoking – Lose Weight with Hypnosis. It works!! I guarantee your life will be better. HHH 704-933-1982

Ferris Commercial riding lawn mower, 61” cut, 23 HP, Kawasaki engine, only 298 hrs. Still like new! Purchased $7,900, sale price $4,995. Excellent condition! 704932-0516

Dog, Wauzer (Westie/ Schnauzer Mix). White female. $400. Salisbury Animal Hospital 1500 E. Innes St. 704-637-0227

Found yellow lab male app. 2 years old, collar, no tags Statesville Blvd / Hurley School Rd. Please call Steve 516-761-3877 LOST DOG! Dach/Pom Red, long hair, male. No collar. 1 yr old. Friendly, named Harry. Long Ferry Rd. May 5. If found call Leann or Stacy at 704-603-4265 Lost dog. American Bull Mastiff, male, brown. Missing a tooth. Answers to “Buster.” Missing from Spencer area. Very lovable. 704-636-5560

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FREE HOUSE

INVESTOR SPECIAL 4980 Mt. Hope Church Rd. 5 acres in East Rowan. Single or multifamily. $91,500. Will finance 10%. Priced at tax value. Great deal for rehabbers. Thousands below market – won't last! 704-202-9650 or email: cyclewrench02@yahoo.com Granite Quarry/Salisbury

Apartments & Condos for Sale Salisbury

Gorgeous Historic Condo in the Heart of Salisbury's Premier Historic District. Must see to believe! 319 West Horah St., Fairmont Terrace. 704-202-0091. MLS#929946

Home Builders Spencer C. Lane Construction-Quality Home Builder Custom & Spec Homes 704-633-4005

Landis, 402 S. Beaver St. 2BR. Fresh paint, thermal windows, fireplace with gas logs, utility room, attached garage, 12 x 16 finished office/shop bldg. behind home w/electricity & cable. Great neighbors in older, established neighborhood, nearby park and tennis court, 2 blocks from town. $74,900. 704-857-0094

Homes for Sale

BEAUTIFUL/ ACREAGE Free Stuff FOUND DOG - possible blond lab mix, long hair with collar. found off of Hwy 153 China Grove/Landis area. Call 704-855-7860 to claim. Free dog, small mixed Shitzu / chihuahua tan. House dog very loving. Only to good home. Call 704-210-9895 FREE dog, to good home. 6 month old, male Siberian husky mix. Very friendly and loving. Call 704-642.1473 Free dog, to good home. Mixed small female stays outside, cinn. color, appr 1yr old. Listens to comm. Call 704-245-5388 Free firewood on ground. You cut, you haul. Salisbury, Woodleaf area. Easy access. Fred 704-278-4514 Free kittens to good homes. 1(F) gr/wht; 2(M) oran/wht; 3 blk/wht 2(M) 1(F); 3 blk 2(F) 1(M). Litter box trained. Please call 704-633-7414 Free Kittens! Four male kittens, 7 weeks old, litter trained. One black, one gray, and two black with white. Call Serena at 704-920-8020 Free kittens, 1 blk./wht. paws, wht. Chest, short coat. 3 gray 1 short coat, 2 fluffy coats. Very cute. Must go. For directions call 704-647-0595. Free! Beautiful 1907 Schuman upright piano. Call 704-637-5086

Granite Quarry, secluded home on approx. 10 acres. Remodeled 4 BRs, 2.5 Bas, wood floors, granite countertops, 2 rock fpls., wet bar - much more. Call for more details. R49106. $341,000 Penny Sides B&R Realty 704-640-3555

Mt. Ulla. 1 mile from Millbridge Elementary. 4BR, 2BA. Doublewide on 1 acre private lot. Approx. 1,640 sq. ft. New carpet. Open floor plan. Very spacious. Kitchen has parquet floors, ceramic sinks in baths & kitchen. Large bedrooms w/walk-in closets. Dish and cable available. Dishwasher, refrigerator & stove. $79,900. 704-857-9495 or 704-223-1136 North Rowan

Better Than New!

1203 Overhill Rd. in Woodfield (off Old Mocksville Rd.) 3BR, 2BA, sunroom, large living room w/gas log fireplace. Hardwood & tile floors. Recent improvements have made this lovely 1,800+ sq. ft. home better than new! A must see! Near hospitals, Catawba College. $179,500. 704-798-1013

Brick ranch 1840 sq. ft. built in 1915. 2BR, 2BA & basement. Currently utilized as a Bed & Breakfast. $105,000. Ashley at Ashley Shoaf Realty. 704-633-7131 www.AshleyShoafRealty.com

REDUCED!

China Grove

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Alexander Place. 2 to choose. You may still have time to pick your colors on these new homes! 3 BR, 2 BA, living/dining room combo. Call for details. 49550, 49551. B&R Realty 704633-2394

Cleveland - 4 BR, 2BA colonial on one acre+ lot. Owner has done most of the remodeling for you. 12x24 outbuilding, large deck and above ground pool. Hardwood floors thourghout. New vinyl siding, windows etc. Call today! $159,900 Dream Weaver Properties of NC LLC www.dreamweaverprop.com 704-906-7207

More Details = Faster Sales!

Used building for sale 12' x 16' metal with wood frame. Like new, used lightly and will sell for much less than new retail cost. Can be seen at 250 Auction Dr at Webb Rd exit off of 85 south Please call Bobby @ 704-798-0634

Saw. Craftsman 10” radial saw. Like new. Used only a few times. $150. 704-636-7722

Supplies and Services

Found dog. Mixed breed male. Tan, approx. 7-8 mo. old. Found on Faith Rd., between Morlan Park & Jake Alexander. Call 704-431-4981

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

Misc For Sale

Couch – Extra large. Makes into a queen size bed. Call 704-932-5008

Found dog. Light brown/ white male, beagle type dog. Probably someone's pet. Friendly. Found in Back Creek Church area of Mt. Ulla. 704-278-2682

Investor's Special! House & 2 free lots in nice part of Historic Spencer, 501 6th St., single or multifamily. Great for Rehabbers, thousands below market. Won't last. $49,500. Will finance up to 40%. 704-202-9650

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Fresh Shrimp, Corn on the Cob, Slaw, Dessert, Tea or Coffee. $12 per plate, includes one refill. Dine-In or Take-Out (no refills on take-outs)

Chairs. Set of 2 burgundy high back living room chairs. $50 for set. Great condition. 704-201-1476

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

Puppy. Dachshund, long hair mini, male, AKC, shaded cream. 16 wks. Champion bloodlines. $500 negotiable 336-480-8092

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Gun cabinet, holds 10 guns. Solid wood. Very nice. $100. Please call 704-636-7722

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

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I will haul away riding mowers, tillers, go carts, golf carts or any outdoor power equip. Free! 704-647- 0036

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

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Puppies. Toy poodles. AKC. Very smart, very cute! 2 males. Chocolate, & Cafe Au Lait. All shots & wormed. Parents on site. Champion blood lines. $430 ea. 704-278-4609

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

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ALL NEW FURNITURE 5-pc Bedroom Set $275. Q P-Top Matt Set $150. Sofa & Love $450 Call 704-631-6930

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Puppies. Standard Poodles. Rare & beautiful (Phantom markings), AKC, UTD shots. $800. 704-8577522

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

Barrells, 55 gallon metal and plastic $10 each. Wood picnic table, heavy duty. $25 704-857-1867

Machine & Tools

Puppies. Miniature Schnauzers, female pups, 11 weeks old, salt and pepper, and black. No papers. $400 cash! 704-633-5065

Invacare bed, with side rails, Model 5401, full electric. Good condition. $250. 704-637-9440.

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

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$ $ $ $ $ $ $

Puppies. Goldendoodle pups featured in Davie Enterprise Record. Low shedding, 8 wks, parents on site, $800. Call 336-751-2934

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16.5 HP Yard Machine riding mower, hydrostatic. runs great. $350 for more info call 704-209-1265

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Puppies. French Bulldog/ English Bulldog mix. Brindle & white. 1 female & 3 males. 8 wks old, UPD shots. $700 each cash. 704603-8257

Yard aerator spikes and frame for adding weights. $150 firm. Please acall 704-857-0093

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

Salisbury Yard Sale, 715 Brookmont Ave. (Stokes Ferry Rd to Newsome, right on Fairfax, right on Wesley, left on Brookmont, 1st house), Sat., May 15, 7am-2pm. Lots of large ladies clothes, boys clothes, miscellaneous household & kitchen items.

Saw. Craftsman Miter saw, $50. 2 lawn mowers. $40 & $125. Call 704-431-4837

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

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Bush Hog. 5'. Heavy duty. Good condition. $450. Please call 704245-3660 for more info.

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Salisbury Saturday, 7am-until 165 Duke Drive Baby clothes, new born t3T, toddler bed, toys and household items.

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Bush Hog Finish Mower. 6'. Excellent condition. $1,300. 704-245-3660 for more information.

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1957 Loveseat pair, end table, coffee table, corner table. $150.00. Call 704-637-9440.

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Salisbury Two-Family Yard Sale, 1406 Gentry Place, Granite Commons Subdivision, Saturday, May 15, 8am-12pm. Lots of household items, golf clubs, small furniture items and more!

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NO. 59927

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Henry Crenshaw Bernhardt, 327 Mahaley Ave., Salisbury, NC 28144, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 10th day of August, 2010, 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 4th day of May, 2010. Henry Crenshaw Bernhardt, deceased, Rowan County File #2010E488, Jo Ann Bernhardt, 327 Mahaley Ave., Salisbury, NC 28144 Attorney: J. Andrew Porter, 120 N. Jackson St., Salisbury, NC 28144

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Wilma Smith Putman, 1614 N. Lee Street, Salisbury, NC 28144. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 18th day of August, 2010, 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 12th day of May, 2010. Wilma Smith Putman, deceased, Rowan County File #2010E278, Alice P. Hamm Owens, 105 Wellington Dr., Salisbury, NC 28144 No. 59815 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Edna Holt Taylor, The Laurels of Salisbury, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 27th day of July, 2010, or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 21st day of April, 2010. Edna Holt Taylor, deceased, Rowan County File #2010E440, Linda Taylor Roueche, 210 Coyote Trail, Salisbury, NC 28144 Attorney: J. Andrew Porter, 120 N. Jackson St., Salisbury, NC 28144

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having Qualified as Executor of the Estate of Robert L. Cook, 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 26th day of August, 2010, 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 12th day of May, 2010. Robert L. Cook, Jr., Executor, Estate of Robert L. Cook, 615 Anderson Avenue, Salisbury, NC 28144, File 10E506 Shuford, Caddell & Fraley, LLP, P.O. Box 198, Salisbury, NC 28145-0198

No. 59925 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Geneva P. Miller, 421 E. Cemetery St., Salisbury, NC 28144. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 9th day of August, 2010, 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 3rd day of May, 2010. James Edward Grier, Executor of the estate of Geneva P. Miller, File #10E1016, PO Box 4317, 660 Shannon Dr., Salisbury, NC 28145 No. 59926 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Co-Administrator for the Estate of Troy Lynn Treece, 242 Avent Ferry Rd., Gold Hill, NC 28071. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 18th day of August, 2010, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 11th day of May, 2010. Bradley D. Treece, Co-Administrator of the estate of Troy Lynn Treece, File #10E512, PO Box 28, Rockwell, NC 28138, Jonathan M. Treece, 490 Balfour Quarry Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146 Attorney at Law, David R. Cockman, PO Box 2445, Raleigh, NC 27602

NO. 59850 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having Qualified as Executor of the Estate of Robert John Craig, 245 Lamb Drive, Salisbury, NC 28146, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 3rd day of August, 2010, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 28th day of April, 2010. Robert John Craig, deceased, Rowan County File #2010E437, Paul Robertson, 189 Green Gable Lane, Salisbury, NC 28147 Attorney: Graham M. Carlton, 109 W. Council Street, Salisbury, NC 28144

No. 59929 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

No. 59928

REQUEST FOR BIDS ROWAN COUNTY MEDICAID TRANSPORTATION

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS REQUEST FOR BIDS ROWAN COUNTY JANITORIAL SERVICES Rowan County plans to contract for Janitorial Services at six locations: Health Department, Justice Center, Social Services Department, County Office Building, South Rowan Library and South Rowan Sheriff's Office. All bids submitted for janitorial services must meet or exceed the time frame and the product/service specifications as outlined in the Request for Bids. Bids for the Rowan County Janitorial Services will be accepted until Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 3:00 pm EST at the Rowan County Finance Department, 130 West Innes Street, Salisbury, North Carolina 28144. Bid documents may be obtained by contacting the Rowan County Purchasing Agent at: Rowan County Finance Department, Attn: David Sifford, Purchasing Agent 130 West Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 704-216-8174 david.sifford@rowancountync.gov Submission of any bid signifies the Contractor's agreement that their bid, and the content thereof, are valid for ninety (90) calendar days following the submission deadline and will become part of the contract that is negotiated between Rowan County and the successful Contractor. All prices submitted with the bid shall remain in effect for the ninety (90) day period. Rowan County Requires $1,000,000 in General Liability coverage and a $10,000 Surety Bond for all cleaning contractors. Proof of coverage must be submitted with all bids. All bids are confidential and will not become public knowledge until awarded. Rowan County reserves the right to award and/or reject any and/or all proposals and to waive any technicalities or irregularities. For complete details, consult the bid package. This is the 14th day of May, 2010. Rowan County By: David Sifford, Rowan County Purchasing Agent No. 59923 NOTICE OF SALE IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE OF NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION - ROWAN COUNTY - 09 sp 155 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY JOHN E. GILLESPIE, JR. AND GEORGIA F. GILLESPIE DATED NOVEMBER 17, 2005 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 1051 AT PAGE 590 IN THE ROWAN COUNTY PUBLIC REGISTRY, NORTH CAROLINA Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in the above-referenced deed of trust and because of default in the payment of the secured indebtedness and failure to perform the stipulation and agreements therein contained and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the secured debt, the undersigned substitute trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at the county courthouse of said county at 10:00 AM on May 27, 2010 the following described real estate and any other improvements which may be situated thereon, in Rowan County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot No. 62 of Olde Salisbury Subdivision, Phase Two, as shown on Plat recorded in Book of Maps 9995, Page 4549, Rowan County Registry, North Carolina, to which reference is hereby made for a more complete description thereof. And Being more commonly known as: 1819 Dewberry Pl, Salisbury, NC 28146 The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are John E. Gillespie, Jr. and Georgia F. Gillespie. The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS." Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale. Any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. This sale is made subject to all prior liens and encumbrances, and unpaid taxes and assessments including but not limited to any transfer tax associated with the foreclosure. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. This sale will be held open ten days for upset bids as required by law. Following the expiration of the statutory upset period, all remaining amounts are IMMEDIATELY DUE AND OWING. Failure to remit funds in a timely manner will result in a Declaration of Default and any deposit will be frozen pending the outcome of any re-sale. SPECIAL NOTICE FOR LEASEHOLD TENANTS: If you are a tenant residing in the property, be advised that an Order for Possession of the property may be issued in favor of the purchaser. Also, if your lease began or was renewed on or after October 1, 2007, be advised that you may terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. You may be liable for rent due under the agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. The date of this Notice is April 27, 2010.

Rowan County plans to contract for Transportation Services for Medicaid Recipients. All bids submitted for Medicaid Transportation Services must meet or exceed the time frame and the product/service specifications as outlined in the Request for Bids. Bids for the Rowan County Medicaid Transportation Services will be accepted until Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 3:00 pm EST at the Rowan County Finance Department, 130 West Innes Street, Salisbury, North Carolina 28144. Bid documents may be obtained by contacting the Rowan County Purchasing Agent at: Rowan County Finance Department, Attn: David Sifford, Purchasing Agent 130 West Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 704-216-8174 david.sifford@rowancountync.gov Submission of any bid signifies the Contractor's agreement that their bid, and the content thereof, are valid for ninety (90) calendar days following the submission deadline and will become part of the contract that is negotiated between Rowan County and the successful Contractor. All prices submitted with the bid shall remain in effect for the ninety (90) day period. Rowan County Requires $1,000,000 in General Liability coverage and $1,000,000 in Comprehensive Automobile Liability coverage for all transportation providers. Proof of coverage must be submitted with all bids. All bids are confidential and will not become public knowledge until awarded. Rowan County reserves the right to award and/or reject any and/or all proposals and waive any technicalities or irregularities. For complete details, consult the bid package. This is the 14th day of May, 2010. Rowan County By: David Sifford, Rowan County Purchasing Agent No. 59890 PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA - UTILITIES COMMISSION – RALEIGH DOCKET NO. E-7, SUB 936 Before the North Carolina Utilities Commission In the matter of Application of Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, Pursuant to G.S. 62133.8 and NCUC Rule 8-67 Relating to Incremental Costs for Compliance with the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Standard Notice is hereby given that the North Carolina Utilities Commission has scheduled a hearing in the annual Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS) cost recovery proceeding for Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (Duke). The public hearing has been scheduled to begin Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at 9:00 a.m., in the Commission Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building, 430 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh, North Carolina. The proceeding is being held pursuant to the provisions of G.S. 62-133.8 and Commission Rule R8-67 for the purpose of determining whether an increment or decrement rider is required in order to allow recovery of reasonable and prudent incremental costs incurred to comply with the statutory REPS requirement. Duke filed an application and testimony relative to the subject matter of the proceeding on March 2, 2010. Further information may be obtained from the Office of the Chief Clerk, North Carolina Utilities Commission, Raleigh, North Carolina, where a copy of Duke's application is available for review by the public and on the Commission's website at www.ncuc.net. Duke proposes to implement the following total REPS rates (including gross receipts tax and regulatory fee) effective for service rendered on and after September 1, 2010: Customer Class Total REPS Rate Residential $0.27 per month Commercial $1.32 per month Industrial $13.26 per month Duke's proposed new REPS rates, if approved, will increase current REPS rates (including gross receipts tax and regulatory fee) by $0.11 per month for residential customers; by $0.46 per month for commercial customers; and by $4.70 per month for industrial customers. On March 2, 2010, Duke filed a separate application, in Docket No. E-7, Sub 934, for authority to adjust its electric rates and charges pursuant to G.S. 62-133.2 and Commission Rule R8-55. A separate hearing has been scheduled on that application, for June 2, 2010, and a separate public notice has been required as to that application. The Public Staff is authorized by statute to represent the consumers in proceedings before the Commission. Correspondence concerning the REPS cost recovery proceeding and the hearing scheduled thereon should be directed to the Public Staff. Written statements to the Public Staff should include any information which the writers wish to be considered by the Public Staff in its investigation of the matter. Such statements should be addressed to Mr. Robert P. Gruber, Executive Director, Public Staff, 4326 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-4326. The Attorney General is also authorized by statute to represent consumers in proceedings before the Commission. Statements to the Attorney General should be addressed to The Honorable Roy Cooper, Attorney General, 9001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-9001. Written statements are not evidence unless persons appear at a public hearing and testify concerning the information contained in their written statements. Any person desiring to intervene in the REPS cost recovery rider proceeding as a formal party of record should file a petition under North Carolina Utilities Commission Rules R1-5 and R1-19 on or before Friday, May 21, 2010. Such petitions should be filed with the North Carolina Utilities Commission, 4325 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-4325. The direct testimony and exhibits of expert witnesses to be presented by intervenors should also be filed with the Commission on or before Friday, May 21, 2010. ISSUED BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION. This the 11th day of March, 2010. NORTH CAROLINA UTILITIES COMMISSION Gail L. Mount, Deputy Clerk

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No. 59922

No. 59889

IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY JASON H. LOUCKS AND MELISSA E. LOUCKS DATED JUNE 14, 2002 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 943 AT PAGE 680 IN THE ROWAN COUNTY PUBLIC REGISTRY, NORTH CAROLINA

PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA - UTILITIES COMMISSION – RALEIGH DOCKET NO. E-7, SUB 941 Before the North Carolina Utilities Commission In the matter of Application by Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, For Approval of DSM and Energy Efficiency Cost Recovery Rider Pursuant to G.S. 62-133.9 and Commission Rule R8-69 Notice is hereby given that the North Carolina Utilities Commission has scheduled a hearing in an annual demand-side management (DSM) and energy efficiency (EE) cost recovery proceeding for Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (Duke). The public hearing has been scheduled to begin Tuesday, June 8, 2010, immediately following the 9:00 a.m. Hearing in Docket No. E-7, Sub 936, in Commission Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building, 430 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh, North Carolina. This proceeding is being held pursuant to the provisions of G.S. 62-133.9 and Commission Rule R869, for the purpose of determining whether an increment or decrement rider is required to allow Duke to recover all reasonable and prudent costs incurred for adoption and implementation of new DSM and new EE measures and appropriate incentives. Duke filed an application and testimony relative to the subject matter of the proceeding on March 5, 2010. By its application Duke requests a total annual revenue increase of approximately $15.4 million, effective January 1, 2011, from the DSM/EE rider currently in effect. This request would result in an increase of 0.0496 cents per kilowatt-hour for residential customers. The net effect of this request would increase the monthly bill of a residential customer using 1,000 kWhs of electricity by $0.50. Non-residential customers would see DSM/EE rider changes ranging from a decrease of 0.0131 cents per kilowatt-hour to an increase of 0.0554 cents per kilowatthour, depending upon their participation in Duke's DSM or EE programs. Industrial and large commercial customers that have, under G.S. 62-133.9, opted out of and never participated in Duke's DSM and EE programs are not subject to the rider. Nonresidential customers may obtain detailed information about the rider increases or decreases applicable to their particular circumstances by contacting their Duke account representatives directly or Duke's Customer Service number at 1-800-7779898. Further information may be obtained from the Office of the Chief Clerk, North Carolina Utilities Commission, Raleigh, North Carolina, where a copy of the Duke application is available for review by the public and on the Commission's website at www.ncuc.net. The Public Staff is authorized by statute to represent consumers in proceedings before the Commission. Written statements to the Public Staff should include any information that the writers wish to be considered by the Public Staff in its investigation of the matter. Such statements should be addressed to Mr. Robert P. Gruber, Executive Director, Public Staff, 4326 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-4326. The Attorney General is also authorized by statute to represent consumers in proceedings before the Commission. Statements to the Attorney General should be addressed to The Honorable Roy Cooper, Attorney General, 9001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-9001. Written statements are not evidence unless persons appear at a public hearing and testify concerning the information contained in their written statements. Any person desiring to intervene in the proceeding as a formal party of record should file a petition under North Carolina Utilities Commission Rules R1-5 and R1-19 on or before Friday, May 21, 2010. Such petitions should be filed with the North Carolina Utilities Commission, 4325 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-4325. The direct testimony and exhibits of expert witnesses to be presented by intervenors should also be filed with the Commission on or before Friday, May 21, 2010. ISSUED BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION. This the 28th day of April, 2010. NORTH CAROLINA UTILITIES COMMISSION Gail L. Mount, Deputy Clerk

NOTICE OF SALE IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE OF NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION - ROWAN COUNTY - 09sp1008

No. 59930 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator CTA for the Estate of: Peggy Wagner Graham, 5470 Lowder Rd., Salisbury, NC 28147, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 19th DAY OF AUGUST, 2010 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 12th day of May, 2010. Ernest Wagner, Administration CTA of the estate of Peggy Wagner Graham, File #07E984, 1725 Rainey Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146 Attorney At Law, Graham M. Carlton, 109 W. Council St., Salisbury, NC 28144

No. 59888 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Zoning Board of Adjustment - Town of Faith, NC Faith Town Hall, 100 N. Main Street May 18, 2010

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The Zoning Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 7:00 PM to consider the following: A Conditional Use Permit application to place a double-wide manufactured home on property located at 190 Charter Way, Salisbury, NC identified as Rowan County Tax Map 404 Parcels 66 & 69. All interested individuals are invited to attend the public hearing and present their comments to the Town of Faith Zoning Board of Adjustment. Please contact Lauren Page at 1-800-650-3925 or 704-279-7500 with any questions as related to this meeting. The meeting facility is accessible to people with disabilities. To request special accommodations in advance, contact Karen Fink, Town Clerk, at 704-279-7500.

No. 59932 NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE ROWAN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION 2010 CVD 1398 IN RE: ESTATE OF PEGGY WAGNER GRAHAM BY: ERNEST F. WAGNER TO: CANDY B. MARTIN TAKE NOTICE that a COMPLAINT was filed by ERNEST F. WAGNER on the 12th of May, 2010, with the Clerk of Superior Court for Rowan County, Salisbury, NC, in the above-entitled civil proceeding. The Complaint relates to the Estate of Peggy Wagner Graham. TAKE NOTICE that you are required to make defense to such pleading no later than forty (40) days after the date of the first publication of this notice, exclusive of such date. Upon your failure to do so, the Plaintiff will apply to the Court for relief sought in the Complaint. This the 12th day of May, 2010. Graham M. Carlton, Attorney for Plaintiff NC Bar #10269 109 West Council Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 No. 59891 PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA - UTILITIES COMMISSION – RALEIGH DOCKET NO. E-7, SUB 934 Before the North Carolina Utilities Commission In the matter of Application by Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, Pursuant to G.S. 62133.2 and NCUC Rule R8-55 Relating to Fuel and Fuel-Related Costs Adjustment for Electric Utilities Notice is hereby given that the North Carolina Utilities Commission has scheduled a hearing on an annual fuel and fuel-related charge adjustment proceeding for Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (Duke). The public hearing has been scheduled to begin Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at 9:00 a.m., in the Commission Hearing Room, Dobbs Building, 430 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh, North Carolina. The proceeding is being held pursuant to the provisions of G.S. 62-133.2 and Commission Rule R8-55 for the purpose of determining whether an increment or decrement rider is required in order to reflect changes in the cost of fuel and fuel-related costs over or under the base fuel rate established for Duke in its last general rate case. Duke filed an application and testimony relative to the subject matter of the proceeding on March 2, 2010. Further information may be obtained from the Office of the Chief Clerk, North Carolina Utilities Commission, Raleigh, North Carolina, where a copy of Duke's application is available for review by the public and on the Commission's website at www.ncuc.net. On the same date, March 2, 2010, Duke filed a separate application, in Docket No. E7, Sub 936, to recover the incremental costs incurred to comply with the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS) pursuant to G.S. 62-133.8 and Commission Rule R8-67. A separate hearing has been scheduled on that application, for June 8, 2010, and a separate public notice has been required as to that application. The Public Staff is authorized by statute to represent the consumers in proceedings before the Commission. Correspondence concerning the fuel adjustment proceeding and the hearing scheduled thereon should be directed to the Public Staff. Written statements to the Public Staff should include any information which the writers wish to be considered by the Public Staff in its investigation of the matter. Such statements should be addressed to Mr. Robert P. Gruber, Executive Director, Public Staff, 4326 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-4326. The Attorney General is also authorized by statute to represent consumers in proceedings before the Commission. Statements to the Attorney General should be addressed to The Honorable Roy A. Cooper, Attorney General, 9001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-9001. Written statements are not evidence unless persons appear at a public hearing and testify concerning the information contained in their written statements. Persons desiring to intervene as formal parties should file a motion under North Carolina Utilities Commission Rules R1-6, R1-7 and R1-19 on or before May 17, 2010. Such motions should be filed with the Chief Clerk of the North Carolina Utilities Commission, 4325 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-4326. The direct testimony and exhibits of expert witnesses to be presented by intervenors should also be filed with the Commission on or before May 17, 2010. ISSUED BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION. This the 11th day of March, 2010. NORTH CAROLINA UTILITIES COMMISSION Gail L. Mount, Deputy Clerk

No. 59924 NOTICE OF SALE IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE OF NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION - ROWAN COUNTY- 10sp326 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY JOHN MACHNER AND JACQUELINE MACHNER DATED DECEMBER 30, 2004 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 1026 AT PAGE 750 IN THE ROWAN COUNTY PUBLIC REGISTRY, NORTH CAROLINA Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in the above-referenced deed of trust and because of default in the payment of the secured indebtedness and failure to perform the stipulation and agreements therein contained and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the secured debt, the undersigned substitute trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at the county courthouse of said county at 2:00 PM on May 27, 2010 the following described real estate and any other improvements which may be situated thereon, in Rowan County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows:

Being all of Lot Number Seventy Five (75) as shown on the Map of Townview Estates, as prepared by Haywood B. King, Civil Engineer, dated October 20, 1972, and recorded in Book of Maps 9995, Page 1216 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rowan County, North Carolina.

BEGINNING at 5/8" rebar, said rebar being located in the margin of right-of-way for East 13th Street and further referenced as being located North 86 deg. 37 min 49 sec. West 15 feet from an existing 1" pipe, said pipe being the common corner of John S. McLain as found in Deed Book 694 Page 849; thence from the point of Beginning, North 86 deg. 37 min. 49 sec. West 125.95 feet along the margin of right of way for East 13th Street to a computed point, said computed point being located in the common line of Charles Michael McLain and being a portion of Tax Map 151, Parcel 1; thence continuing along the common line of McLain, North 07 degrees 50 minutes 50 seconds East 123.39 feet to a 5/8" rebar, said rebar being located in the common line of Charles Michael McLain; thence continuing South 85 de. 31 min. 02 sec. East 118.95 feet to a 5/8" rebar; thence continuing South 04 deg. 36 min. 35 sec. West 120.73 feet to an existing iron, said iron being located in the margin of the right of way of East 13th Street to the point of BEGINNING, containing .34 acres. Said description being taken from a survey prepared by Zackie L. Moore, P. L. S, dated 02/23/2001.

And Being more commonly known as: 1790 Oakland Dr, Kannapolis, NC 28081

And Being more commonly known as: 907 East 13th St, Kannapolis, NC 28083

The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are Jason H. Loucks and Melissa E. Loucks.

The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are John Machner and Jacqueline Machner.

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.

The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS." Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale. Any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. This sale is made subject to all prior liens and encumbrances, and unpaid taxes and assessments including but not limited to any transfer tax associated with the foreclosure. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. This sale will be held open ten days for upset bids as required by law. Following the expiration of the statutory upset period, all remaining amounts are IMMEDIATELY DUE AND OWING. Failure to remit funds in a timely manner will result in a Declaration of Default and any deposit will be frozen pending the outcome of any re-sale.

SPECIAL NOTICE FOR LEASEHOLD TENANTS: If you are a tenant residing in the property, be advised that an Order for Possession of the property may be issued in favor of the purchaser. Also, if your lease began or was renewed on or after October 1, 2007, be advised that you may terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. You may be liable for rent due under the agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination.

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 26, 2010.

The date of this Notice is May 6, 2010.

Grady Ingle, Substitute Trustee 8520 Cliff Cameron Drive, Suite 300, Charlotte, NC 28269 (704) 333-8107 http://shapiroattorneys.com/nc/09-120420

Grady Ingle, Substitute Trustee 8520 Cliff Cameron Drive, Suite 300, Charlotte, NC 28269 (704) 333-8107 http://shapiroattorneys.com/nc/07-92924

Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in the above-referenced deed of trust and because of default in the payment of the secured indebtedness and failure to perform the stipulation and agreements therein contained and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the secured debt, the undersigned substitute trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at the county courthouse of said county at 2:00 PM on May 27, 2010 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:


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

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Land for Sale Creek, sandy beech, must see, 3 ac's towering hardwoods, pasture, 10 min to I-77. 59,900 financing, 704-535-4100 W. Rowan 1.19 acs. Old Stony Knob Rd. Possible owner financing. Reduced: $19,900. 704-640-3222

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1 Hr to/from Charlotte, NC nr Cleveland & Woodleaf and 3 Interstates: I-40, I77, I-85. Restricted, no mobile or mod. Very rural, mostly wooded. Good hunting, deer, small game. Frontage on Hobson Rd. Interior very secluded, a real sanctuary from cities. Needs to be sold this year. Owner phone: 336-766-6779, or E-mail to: hjthabet@cs.com See photos and directions at: http://NCHorseCountryFarmland.com

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Great backyard! 1.5 ACRE LOT. Level & partially wooded. Perked in 2006 for 3BR home. Pretty land and area. $29,500 Call Ashley at Ashley Shoaf Realty. 704-633-7131

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Very nice homes! China Grove. 2BR, 2BA. All electric. Clean & safe. No pets. $575/month + deposit. 704-202-0605 China Grove. One room eff. w/ private bathroom & kitchenette. All utilities incl'd. $379/mo. + $100 deposit. 704-857-8112 CLANCY HILLS APARTMENTS 1, 2 & 3 BR, conveniently located in Salisbury. Handicap accessible units available. Section 8 assistance available. 704-6366408. Office Hours: M–F 9:00-12:00. TDD Relay 1-800-735-2962 Equal Housing Opportunity.

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Salisbury. Off 13th St. Huge lot. Could be nice home, too. Conveniently located. 1200+ sq. ft. with lots of extras. Call our office for more information. C48040. $129,900. B&R Realty 704-633-2394

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

“A Good Place to Live” 1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms Affordable & Spacious Water Included 704-636-8385 Deer Park Apts. Cleveland, NC. Now accepting applications. No application free. Free rent. 704-278-4340 Sect 8 accepted. East area. 2BR, 1½ BA brick townhouse. Appl. furnished. Quiet. $495/mo. No pets. 704-279-3406

18 acres with frontage on Highway 29 at Piper Lane. Income producing property with 64,000 sq ft of warehouse space. Rowan Corporation 704.636.0556

East Rowan, large 2 BR, 1½ BA duplex, in the country, completely remodeled, ceramic tile / hardwood, large yard, dishwasher, ice maker, garbage, lawn care, & water furnished. Pets negotiable. Seniors welcome. Handicap ramp available on request. $600/month + $300 dep. 843-992-8845 or 704-279-5555

Salisbury. A must see! Seller Motivated! Private Setting! Handicap accessible! Lots of room! Breezeway leads to oversized detached garage! $219,900. Call Debbie Prachel with ERA Premier Realty at 336.909.1284! Kannapolis/Rowan County

Beautifully Remodeled And Newly Landscaped Home! Salisbury - City block for sale at Statesville and Innes, including many buildings, INCOME PRODUCING, fronts 4 streets, 46,000 SQ FT, 2.7 acres. Priced below tax value. Rowan Corporation 704.636.0556

West Rowan. 3BR, 2½BA. Newly remodeled 2 story. Vinyl siding w/ shutt-ers. Approx. 1,600-1,800 sq.ft. Garage with opener. Kitchen w/new appliances, energy efficient windows, new flooring hardwood/car-pet. New heat/AC unit, Trane. Big backyard w/20x 20 deck, wired storage bldg 16x20, playground. Schools: Hurley, SE, West. $165,000. Call Ron 704-636-4887

Manufactured Home Sales 3BR/1½ BA brick home. Kitchen, D/R, L/R + bonus room. All new stainless steel appliances, new washer & dryer, cement drive, new roof, H/W floors in kitchen, D/R & hall, rest of house has new carpet. $129,900. Owner will pay closing costs. 704-202-2343 Granite Quarry

$49,900.00 HOME AND LAND. Please call (888)350-0035 $500 Down moves you in. Call and ask me how? Please call (704) 225-8850 1997 2BR, 2BA. Ex. condition. FP, porch & deck. $22,500. Retirees welcome. 704-279-3265

Wonderful rustic log home, 1+ acre lot, wrap around porch, 3BR + loft, 2½BA, master down. Master bath w/garden tub + stand up shower, dual sinks. Great country living convenient to interstate. $189,900.

American Homes of Rockwell Oldest Dealer in Rowan County. Best prices anywhere. 704-279-7997 4BR/3BA in Timber Run. Approx. 4,000 SF brick home in established neighborhood, oversized 2 car garage, bonus room, walk-in closet in master BR, beautiful hardwood floors, porcelain tiles in kitchen, 2 gas log fireplaces, fenced in back yard, finished walk-out basement, storage area, workshop, & generator. E. Rowan Schools. Mins. away from I-85 & shopping $369,000. Call Tina at 980-234-2881

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Faith. 1145 Long Creek. 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 2 Bonus Rooms. Master on main, Hardwood and ceramic tile floors. Storage everywhere. $219,900. Kerry, Key Real Estate 704-857-0539. Directions: Faith Rd to L on Rainey. R into Shady Creek.

High Rock Lake, Cute waterfront log home that has 75' water frontage. Beautiful waterfront view! 1 1/2 story home in Summer Place. Roof painted 3 yrs ago. Dale Yontz B&R Realty 704.202.3663

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Rockwell

Must See To Appreciate! Salisbury. 16 acs off Potneck Rd on Foxwood Lane, very private, hunters and fishermen's paradise, backs up to South River. $99,000. Owner licensed RE agent. 704-213-1201

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15 minutes N. of Salisbury. 2001 model singlewide 3 bdr/2 bath on large treed lot in quiet neighborhood. $1,200 start-up, $475/month includes lot rent, home payment, taxes, insurance. RENT or RENTTO-OWN. 704-2108176. We need used singlewides and doublewides. Call for info 336-529-2399

Apartments

Drastically Reduced! New Cape Cod Style House 2,300 total sq. ft. Built on your land $109,986

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Manufactured Lots for Sale Rockwell. Single • Doublewide • Modular • Site Built. Rental lots available. 704-279-3265

EXCEPTIONALLY NICE 2 or 3 BR, 1½ bath all appliances, skylights, downtown. 704-798-6429 Granite Quarry. Studio apt. Clean, quiet, new carpet. Move in today! $350. 704-279-5018 Green Hill Rd. 2BR, 1BA with kitchen/dining/den combination. W/D. Central heat & air. Please call 704-534-5179

Spencer 1-2 BRs with washer dryer and refrig. $475/mo + dep. 704-6421124 lv msg. Spencer Historic Area. 1 BR Apt., seniors welcome. $395 per mo + dep. Ryburn Rentals 704-637-0601 White Rock Garden Apts 1BR elderly units, located in Granite Quarry, w/handicap accessible units available. Sect. 8 assistance available. 704-2796457, 8am - 1pm TDD Relay 1-800-735-2962 “Equal Housing Opportunity”

Condos and Townhomes

1, 2, & 3 BR Huge Apartments, very nice. $375 & up. 704-890-4587

1st Mo. Rent Free! Nice safe apartments 704-239-0691

2BR, 1BA. Very large. Has heat. We furnish refrig, stove, yard maint, and garbage pick up. No pets. Rent $425. Deposit $400. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 403 Carolina Blvd. Duplex For Rent. 2BR,1BA. $500/Mo. Call 704-2798467 or 704-279-7568 Airport Rd. 1BR, 1BA. Water, trash and yard care included. $395/mo, 704-633-0425 Airport Rd. Duplex. 2BR, 2BA. $575/mo. 2BR, 1BA $550/mo., lease + dep., water furnished. No pets. Call 704-637-0370

BEST VALUE Quiet & Convenient, 2 bedroom town house, 1 ½ baths. All Electric, Central heat/air, no pets, pool. $550/mo. Includes water & basic cable.

West Side Manor 2345 Statesville Blvd. Near Salisbury Mall

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Near Hospital. Huge 5BR, 3BA. Full basement, large yard. Inground pool. $1500/mo. + deposit. 704-633-5067

Historic West Tower condominium. 2-story. 1,500 sq. ft. 2BR, 1½BA. Central air/heat. Stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, disposal. Hardwood floors, fireplace, front & back yards w/parking and yard service. 9' ceilings. $795/month. 1 year lease. Please call 704-431-4532 Salisbury-Wiltshire Village for rent. Two bedroom/1 1/2 baths. Townhouse style unit. $550.00 Call Waggoner Realty Co. 704-633-0462 Wiltshire Village Condo for Rent, $700. 2nd floor. Looking for 2BR, 2BA in a quiet community setting? Call Bryce, Wallace Realty 704-2021319

American Dr., Salis. 3BR, 2BA. Refrig., stove, dishw. No pets. Rent, $715, $500 deposit. Call Rowan Properties, 704633-0446 Cleveland-3 bedroom/ 1bath house off Main St. Appliances, central heat & air, hard wood floors. $600.00 Call Waggoner Realty Co. 704-633-0462 Country Club/Park Area Rent to Own. 4BR, 3BA. 2000 sq ± Can include 2BR guest house on property. $15,000 dn. $1,000/mo. 704-630-0695 East Salisbury. 3BR, 2BA duplex, all electric. Central air. Appliances. 704-638-0108 FREE RENT Carolina Piedmont Properties. Call for details. Sec 8 OK. 704-248-4878

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Rockwell 4BR/2BA new home $1,200 per month plus deposit. No pets. Shive Elementary School. Lease purchase /possibility. References required. Call Jason 704-791-4625

Rowan Hospital area. 2BR, 1BA. Heat, air, water, appl. incl. $695. 704-633-3997

Mitchell Place 55 years & up. Sr. luxury apartments. $695/mo. 704-239-0691 Chambers Realty Moreland Pk area. 2BR all appls furnished. $495-$595/mo. Deposit negotiable. Section 8 welcome. 336-247-2593

Hollywood Dr., 3BR/1½ BA, free water & sewer, all elec., nice lot, energy eff., $695/mo. 704-633-6035 Houses: 3BRs, 1BA. Apartments: 2 & 3 BRs, 1BA Deposit req'd. Faith Realty 704-630-9650

Rockwell area. Nice 1BR, $425/mo. and 2BR, $450/mo. No pets. Deposit req. 704-279-8428 Rolling Hills Townhomes 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms Salisbury's Finest! 315 Ashbrook Rd 704-637-6207 Call for Spring Specials! Salisbury area. 1BR, 1BA Mature tenant only. $350/mo. + deposit. 704857-8245

Rent to Own 2BR partially fenced. Central heat/ac Hrdwds. $5,000 down $500/mo. 704-630-0695

Granite Quarry -Best Deal Commercial Metal buildings and office space. 300-1800 SF. Utilities and gated parking available. 704-279-4422

Rockwell 2BR/1BA, H/W floors, appls, central H/A, $600/mo + dep. 704-2796850 or 704-798-3035

Numerous Commercial and office rentals to suit your needs. Ranging from 500 to 5,000 sq. ft. Call Victor Wallace at Wallace Realty, 704-636-2021

Salisbury & Mocksville HUD – Section 8 Nice 2 to 5 BR homes. Call us 1st. 704-630-0695

Salisbury 2BR / 2BA, large private deck, will qualify for historical funds when owner occupied. 117 E. Steele St., dep. & refs req'd. Rent w/option to buy. 336-503-8970 Salisbury 2BR. $525 and up. GOODMAN RENTALS 704-633-4802

Salisbury, 1BR/1BA, 71 Hill St., all appls furnished, $450/mo + dep. Limit two. 704-633-5397. Salisbury, city limits. 2 - 3BR. $450-$700. Central HVAC. 704-2394883 Fountain Quarters Realty Broker Salisbury, Westcliffe. Beautiful 3BR, 2BA home. All utilities, cable, internet, lawn care. Hardwood floors. New kitchen appliances, granite countertops, fireplace. Washer, dryer hookups. $1,295/ month. 704-798-6727 Salisbury- Hidden Creek. 2 bedrooms/2 baths. Ground level across from Clubhouse. No pets or smokers. $850.00 Call Waggoner Realty Co. at 704-633-0462 Salisbury. 138 Crawford St. 1BR, 1BA. Stove, refrigerator, W/D hook-up. $395/mo. + deposit. 704-633-5397

Salisbury. 3 & 2 Bedroom Houses. $500-$1,000. Also, Duplex Apartments. 704636-6100 or 704-633-8263 Salisbury. 3BR, 1½BA. $700/month. Deposit & references. No pets. Call 704-855-2100

Salisbury city, near VA. 2BR, 1BA. New central air & heat. $475/mo. + deposit. 704-640-5750 Salisbury-Downtown. Two bedroom/1 bath loft style apartment in the old Cheerwine Building. Nice open living area. $750.00 Call Waggoner Realty Co. at 704-633-0462

Salisbury. We have office suites available in the Executive Center. With all utilities from $250 and up. Lots of amenities. Call Karen Rufty at B & R Realty 704-202-6041 www.bostandrufty-realty.com

Salisbury, Kent Executive Park office suites, $100 & up. Utilities paid. Conference room, ample parking. 704-202-5879 Salisbury. 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, and nice, large reception area. Perfect location near the Court House and County Building. Want to lease but will sell. Perfect for dual occupancy. By appointment only. 704-636-1850 Spencer Shops Lease great retail space for as little as $750/mo for 2,000 sq ft at. 704-431-8636

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

Manufactured Home for Rent Bostian Heights. 1 & 2BR. Trash, lawn, & water service. No pets. Rent + deposit. 704-857-4843 LM Bostian Heights. 2BR, 1BA. 1 mile from Carson High. No pets. $400/mo. + deposit. 704-239-2833

East area, 2 bedroom,

trash and lawn service included. No pets. $475 month. 704-433-1255

Salisbury. 3BR, 2 full BA Remodeled in '08. Central heat & AC. $800/mo. 980-521-4382

Faith. 2BR, 1BA. Appl., water, sewer, trash service incl. $475/mo. + dep. Pets OK. 704-279-7463

Salisbury. 3BR, 2BA 2 levels. Fenced around. $550/mo. Call 704-6371200 or 704-310-1052

Faith. 2BR, 1BA. Very nice. ½ acre lot. Limit 3. No pets. Ref. $400. 704279-4282 or 704-202-7294

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

Rockwell / Gold Hill area. 3BR/2BA mobile home. Priv. lot. $550/mo + $550 dep. Call 704279-7817 Leave msg.

Salisbury. 525 E. Cemetery St. 3BR, 1BA. Sect. 8 OK. $550/mo. No pets. 704-507-3915

Roseman Rd. area. 2 BR. No pets, appliances & trash pickup incl. $525/ mo. + dep. 704-855-7720

Spencer. 3BR, 1BA. Appl. incl. Well water. $550/mo. + deposit. 704630-0785 / 704-433-3510

Salisbury City, E. Lafayette St., 1, 2 & 3 BR S/W mobile homes. $350-$400 + dep. Water incl'd. No pets. Background check. 704-634-4959

Rockwell. Nice 2BR under $460/mo + dep, incls water, sewer, & trash pick up. No pets. 704-640-6347

West & South Rowan. 2 & 3 BR. No pets. Perfect for 3. Water included. Please call 704-857-6951 Spencer. 603 3rd St. 3BR, 1½BA. Master w/half bath. Huge living/dining rooms. Off street parking. $650/mo. Sect. 8 OK. Matt 704-906-2561

668 Perry Dr., I-77 exit 42N, Hwy 21 - Troutman, Rt on Oswalt Amity, Left on Perry. Private secluded home. 16.54 acres, 2227 sqft. House, 7200 sqft shop/office/home. Heated greenhouse. Carolina-Piedmont Properties 704.248.4878 Kannapolis. 1014 East First Office and St. 2BR, 1½BA. Duplex Commercial $555/mo. Kannapolis. 314 North Ave. 3BR, 2BA. $895/ Rental mo. KREA 704-933-2231 1250 sqft office. Lobby, 3 offices and 2 restrooms. Lease to Own! Bradshaw Real Estate. 704-633-9011 2,100 sq ft warehouse with loading dock. Walk-in refrigerator. Bradshaw Real Estate. 704-633-9011

Mocksville area. Green Hill Rd. 4BR, 2BA. 2-story country home. Country front & back porch. Central heat/air. On 5 acres. 4-car detached garage. 704-534-5179

RENTAL SPACE

East Area. 2BR, water, trash. Limit 3. Dep. req. No pets. Call 704-6367531 or 704-202-4991

Open House Saturday May 15th 12pm - 4pm

Rowan Co., Kannapolis. 4BR/2BA. Storage shed with secluded lot. Central heating & air. Owner financing available. $900 per mo. plus 704 8578406.

450 to 1,000 sq. ft. of Warehouse Space off Jake Alexander Blvd. Call 704279-8377 or 704-279-6882

Corner Lot

Near Rockwell. 1BR. Appliances, W/D, & water furnished. $400/mo. Call 704-279-8880 Rockwell Area. Apt. & Duplexes. $500-$600. 2BR Quiet Community. Marie Leonard-Hartsell at Wallace Realty 704-239-3096

Office and Commercial Rental

12,000 sq ft building on Jake Alexander Blvd. Could be office or retail. Heat and air. Call 704-279-8377

Salisbury 2BR/1BA, lg rooms, W/D connections, refrig & stove, carport. $600/mo all utilities incl'd + $600 dep. Refs & bkgrd ck. 704-433-7292

Kannapolis. 1BR. Quiet, safe neighborhood. No pets. $485/mo. incl. utilities & cable. 704-425-4445

Lovely Duplex

Airport Rd., 1BR with stove, refrig., garbage pickup & water incl. Month-month lease. No pets. $395/mo+$200 deposit. Furnished $420/mo. 704-279-3808

Woodleaf

Eastwind Apartments Low Rent Available For Elderly & Disabled. Rent Based on Social Security Income *Spacious 1 BR *Located on bus line *Washer/Dryer Hookups Call Fisher Realty at: 704-636-7485 for more information.

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

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

Rockwell. Nothing to compare in this price range! 3BR, 2BA, hardwoods, new sheetrock, new cabinets, granite, stainless appliances. Property qualifies for USDA. R50128A $119,900 B&R Realty Call Monica 704-245-4628.

380 Granny's Pl. 1,700 sq. ft. ranch on 10 acs in quiet community off Needmore Rd. Entire tract fenced w/16' cedar gated driveway. 3BR, 1½BA. Maintenance free floors. 40 year metal roof, vinyl siding, roomy garage w/ automatic door, energy efficient heat pump, central air. Concrete slab. Newly dug well. $175,000 $160,000 but we are open to offers. Motivated seller. 336-998-3510 or 336-407-3510

Wanted: Real Estate

Must sell. 3BR, 2BA. 1680 sqft. Private 2 acres. Close to lake. Call (704)986-2620 Salisbury Area 3 or 4 bedroom, 2 baths, $500 down under $700 per month. 704-225-8850

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Spencer 1 rm & ba, Priv. ent. Singles only. No kitchen, $80/wk. Incls utilities. Unfurnished. Refs. No dep. 704-202-5879

Houses for Rent

Prime Property Salisbury, 4 BR, 2.5 BA brick with some wood floors, fresh paint, some new windows, private backyard, nice patio, shop in basement. Well maintained. R49360 $149,900 Penny Sides, B&R Realty 704.640.3555

Houses for Rent

Salisbury. 2BR, 1BA. W/D hook up. Stove, fridge. You pay utilities. Cent heat/ac. $450/mo. + dep. No pets. 704-213-4163

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Salisbury City. 2BR, 1BA. Very spacious. 1,000 sq. ft. $450/mo. + dep. 704-640-5750

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Ocean Front Condo

2BR, 2BA Ocean front condo. Sleeps 6, fully equipped. Outdoor pool. Quiet family area, yet close to shops and restaurants. Locally owned. Reasonbly priced. 704-603-8647

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

Salisbury

Great Furnished Pad!

23,000 sq ft manufacturing building with offices for lease. Bradshaw Real Estate. 704-633-9011

BESIDE UNCLE BUCKS 1250-2500 sq ft office retail restaurant space downtown. 704-798-6429 Commercial warehouses available. 1,400 sq. ft. w/dock. Gated w/security cameras. Convenient to I-85. Olympic Crown Storage. 704-630-0066

One or two persons, no pets, utilities included 800 sq. ft., microwave, refrigerator, sheets & towels, cable & DVD also included. Private parking & entrance. $150-$175/wk + security deposit. By the way, two great landlords! 704-6474896 or 704-213-1067


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Today’s celebrity birthdays Singer-bassist Jack Bruce of Cream is 67. Movie producer George Lucas is 66. Musician David Byrne (Talking Heads) is 58. Director Robert Zemeckis is 58. Actor Tim Roth is 49. Guitarist C.C. DeVille of Poison is 48. Singer Ian Astbury of The Cult is 48. Musician Fabrice Morvan of Milli Vanilli is 44. Bassist Mike Inez of Alice in Chains is 44. Singer Raphael Saadiq (Tony! Toni! Tone!) is 44. Actress Cate Blanchett is 41. Singer Danny Wood of New Kids on the Block is 41. Director Sofia Coppola is 39. Singer Natalie Appleton of All Saints is 37. Singer Shanice is 37. Guitarist Henry Garza of Los Lonely Boys is 32. Bassist Mike Retondo of Plain White T’s is 29.

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John Webster, an English playwright who died in 1625, said, “Man may his fate foresee, but not prevent.... ’Tis better to be fortunate than wise.” That’s absolute rubbish for a bridge player! If you can see how to control the fate of your contract, you can (almost always) prevent defeat. Also, wisdom is good. But I suppose if you cannot be wise, being fortunate is better than nothing. And being wise and fortunate is best of all. Let’s see how wise you are in this deal. How would you try to make three no-trump after West leads the spade seven and you capture East’s queen with your king? The auction is straightforward. With no single-

ton or void, North is right to jump to three no-trump. He should not worry about the spade weakness — that is opener’s responsibility.

With seven top tricks (one spade, three hearts, one diamond and two clubs), you must score two more club tricks. So, you can afford to lose one club trick as long as the opponents cannot then cash too many spades. What is the spade position? The first trick marked West with the spade ace, because East, playing third hand high, would have put up the ace if he held it. So you need to keep East off the lead; otherwise, he will push a spade through your jack and West will run the suit. We say that East is the danger hand. To do this, be wise and ignore “nine never.” Play a club to dummy’s ace, then lead a low club to your jack. If West could win with the queen, your contract would be safe. Here, though, the finesse wins and you get home with an overtrick.

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Asheville 84/59

Danville 89/63 Winston Salem Durham 89/64 89/63 Greensboro 88/65 Raleigh 92/66 Salisbury 89/66

Spartanburg 87/62

Charlotte 88/64

Greenville 88/64

Kitty Hawk 78/69

Goldsboro 90/68 Cape Hatteras 79/69

Lumberton 90/66

Columbia 92/67

Sunrise today .................. 6:18 a.m. Sunset tonight .................. 8:19 p.m. Moonrise today ................ 6:24 a.m. Moonset today .................. 9:26 p.m.

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Savannah 88/66

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Data from Salisbury through 8 a.m. yest. Temperature High .................................................. 82° Low .................................................. 59° Last year's high ................................ 73° Last year's low .................................. 46° Normal high ...................................... 79° Normal low ...................................... 54° Record high ........................ 93° in 1956 Record low .......................... 38° in 1917 Humidity at noon ............................ 58% Precipitation 24 hours through 8 a.m. yest. ........ 0.00" Month to date ................................ 0.31" Normal month to date .................. 1.51" Year to date ................................ 15.26" Normal year to date .................... 16.10"

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High Rock Lake .... 654.10 ...... -0.90 Badin Lake .......... 539.10 ...... -2.90 Tuckertown Lake .. 594.70 ...... -1.30 Tillery Lake .......... 277.90 ...... -1.10 Blewett Falls ........ 177.60 ...... -1.40 Lake Norman ........ 97.76 ........ -2.24

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Billings 70/44

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Morehead City 80/71

Atlanta 88/67

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Denver 58/40

Chicago 68/47

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Los Angeles 78/57

New York 77/60 Washington 88/64

Kansas City 74/53

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Atlanta 88/67

El Paso 87/57

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